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Honoring Riverdale Board Chair David Roberts '80

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David Roberts '80; P'06, '08, '12 (middle) was honored for his contributions as Chair following the final Board meeting on Thursday, May 18. David has been a Board member since 2004, serving as chair for the past six years and working closely with Dominic Randolph to launch the current R+ Campaign. He will be succeeded by Vice Chair David Westin P'20 (left).

 

Alumni Career Panel Discussion Focuses on Technology

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The Seventh Annual Career Networking Panel was held on Monday, May 15. This year's topic was Investing in Technology: A Discussion Between Investors and Innovators on What Makes a Career in Technology Desirable. The purpose of the event, hosted by the Alumni Association's Career Committee, is to educate, inform, and connect members of the Riverdale community in a given field or industry. This year's moderator and panelists included: Kass and Mike Lazerow P'25, '22, Ahmed Yearwood '91, Kimberly Skelton '99, David Politis '00, and Michael Rudin '03. Watch the full panel discussion here.

 

Riverdale Celebrates the Completion of the Aquatic Center

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On May 3, more than 150 parents, alumni, and faculty enjoyed an evening on the Hill Campus celebrating the completion of the new Aquatic Center. Work has also begun on renovations to the Zambetti Athletic Center, which will result in two gymnasiums and an expanded Health and Fitness Center. The project is expected to be complete by September 2017.

 

NEWS FROM CAMPUS

 
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Riverdale Alumni Association Welcomes Class of 2017

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on their graduation from Riverdale on Tuesday, June 13. The ceremony was held on Frankel Field and included speeches from Gillian Caldwell '84, Amanda Chiles '17, and Robert Frank '17.

 

 

Beth Sholtes Receives Al Davis Award

Beth Sholtes has been awarded the Al Davis Teaching Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

Sholtes, seventh grade dean, joined the Riverdale faculty in 1984.

Read more.

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Natalia Mercedes Rodriguez '19 Wins National Teen Poetry Slam

 

Natalia Mercedes

Rodriguez '19 won the Urban Word Youth Grand Slam finals on April 22, which featured the top 15 poets throughout NYC. She will represent NYC along with her four teammates at the National Teen Poetry Slam in San Francisco this summer. 

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

 
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Sosie Bacon '10 Stars in New Lifetime Movie


Recently appearing on Netflix's Original Series, 13 Reasons Why, Sosie Bacon's latest project is the coming-of-age movie Story of a Girl. Released at the end of June, it can be seen on Lifetime. Bacon is also currently filming a new HBO series entitled Here, Now.

 
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Mat Vlasic '96; P'29, CEO of Bravado, Featured in The New York Times


Appearing in the July 27 issue of The New York Times, Mat Vlasic '96; P'29 is pioneering the world of concert apparel and merchandise. Read the article here.

ANNUAL FUND UPDATES

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Annual Fund donors!
The 2016-2017 Annual Fund closed on June 30, 2017 to great success. Overall, we raised more than $5 million, which will make an immediate impact, helping to ensure a continued exceptional education for our students. Most notably, Riverdale alumni hit an all-new participation record this year, with 18.8% of the alumni community contributing gifts of all sizes. Please take a moment to watch the above video with our appreciation for your support.

SAVE THE DATE

Homecoming & Reunion

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

RCS Hill Campus
The following classes will be celebrating their reunions: 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012

 

Riverdale Community Action Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

RCS Hill Campus, JRJ Student Center

RCAD is looking for help! If you are interested in becoming an RCAD volunteer or have a non-profit organization with which you would like RCAD to consider partnering, please email riverdalecommunityaction@gmail.com.

 
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