Alumni Newsletter

September 2017

The KUA community returns to The Hilltop and begins our 205th academic year.


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Alumna Colleen Norgang '03 returns to the Hilltop

Growing the KUA Family

Talented Teachers Bring New Ideas and Experience

We are pleased to welcome six new faculty members to our community this year! From the English and Science departments, to the Learning Center and the stage in Flickinger, they bring a breadth of experience and enthusiasm to their roles. Click here to read about the newest additions to our faculty, including Alumna Colleen Norgang ’03.

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Prestin '18 and Liz '19 at the Woodstock School, India

An Impact Across the Globe

Cullman Scholars Engage in Summer Research and Service Work

We announced the 2017 Cullman Scholarship recipients last spring, and look forward to transporting you across the country and around the world with updates from our scholars about their unique experiences. Many students will use their research as part of their Global Scholar requirements. Learn more by clicking here

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New student orientation begins! 

Making Learning Accessible to All

Faculty Train to Meet Every Students' Needs

This year, our faculty are more prepared than ever to meet their students’ needs thanks to Manju Banerjee, PhD, Vice President of Educational Research and Design at Landmark College, who lead an on-campus workshop about Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Banerjee helped faculty understand how our diverse collection of learners can benefit from purposeful and accessible learning practices.  

For more information about Universal Design for Learning, and its benefits inside the classroom, click here. To read more about how our faculty are engaged in professional development, see page 36 of the Kimball Union Magazine


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Pre-season soccer begins in Maine and Philadelphia

Wildcats Gear Up for a Successful Season

KUA Soccer Teams Participate in Intense Summer Training

Excitement for fall sports is building on campus! As the summer draws to a close, our student-athletes have begun their fall sport seasons with vigor.

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Catch our athletes in action at with livestreamed games on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In addition, make sure you never miss a match by checking our athletic calendar online. Go Wildcats!


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Changing the KUA Campus

The KUA Campus Continues to Update and Improve

The significant changes made to Hayes Auditorium kicked off a summer of countless campus improvements, both big and small. Most notably, Hayes Auditorium received significant enhancements. Look out later this fall for information about another ongoing project: the construction of the Class of 2016 & 2017 Spectator Pavilion.

In case you missed it, click here for an in-depth look at the Hayes Auditorium renovations. 


Upcoming Events


Thursday, September 28 -

Boston Harbor Cruise 

Hosted by Kerry and Bob Fitzgerald '82 

Boarding begins at 6:00pm and cruise will depart promptly at 6:30pm. 

Register today!

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October 26 & 27 - Fall Play

Flickinger Arts Center - Meriden, NH


December - Annual Holiday Parties 

Upper Valley and Boston 

Stay tuned for dates and additional details. 


June 8-10, 2018 - All Class Reunion 

Celebrating classes ending in '3 and '8. If you'd like to help coordinate your reunion, please contact the advancement office

Help us expand locations and venues for KUA gatherings.

If you'd like to see KUA in your city, please contact Katie Wardrop '06, 603-469-2221. 

Mike's Corner

The following is from an excerpt from Head of School, Mike Schafer’s, Convocation address, shared with students and faculty at Monday's ceremony. Click here to view the full speech. A traditional All-School formal dinner with new students signing the matriculation book followed the event. 

 "I recall convocation just five years ago, as we prepared to celebrate our bicentennial year. The school theme the rising seniors selected was gratitude. Gratitude as a feeling and an emotion, as much as a deliberate way of approaching our time on the Hilltop as meaningful in both a historic and forward-looking way of being. Classes since have selected themes - action, inspiration, commitment, and legacy. As we set forth this year guided by the theme of passion, the faculty and school community looks to you, our students, to lead the way and to discover for yourselves and in ourselves, what we mean by passion...Many of us are still on the road of discovery- what interests us, what motivates us, what drives us, and why? To all on the path towards discovering a passion: it is not the defined direction we travel, nor how far we go, but how we go far, that will help us find that place, that thing, that idea, that feeling, that we can call passion. In the words of esteemed Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, ‘it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.’ ”   

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