Representatives from Wasatch Academy headed to the Bay Area recently for the second regional alumni gathering this year. Nearly thirty alumni and friends gathered on a foggy night in San Francisco at the St. Francis Yacht Club with a view of the Golden Gate bridge. Alumni chairs Erika (Hart) Dwyer ’97 and Patrick Dwyer ’97 helped bring together alumni ranging from the class of 1958 – 2017.
Alumni from various decades mingled in the Chart Room at the club, sharing stories, networking, creating new bonds, mentorships, and recounting their experiences at Wasatch Academy. It was incredible watching Tom Peterson ’58 and Sherman Lewis ‘58 reconnect, some sixty years after leaving Mt. Pleasant. The largest group represented were alumni from the late 1990s. Head of School, Joseph Loftin, gave a passionate speech recounting his time as a teacher and Head of School. He called upon the next generation of alumni to step into leadership roles within the school. Director of Philanthropy, Dusty Heist-Levine, talked about the 1875 Club at Wasatch Academy, a new club for sustaining givers to the school.
As Stacey Petrowsky ’06 wrote after the event, “It was a great event, and I am thrilled I was able to attend.” The event was the largest San Francisco regional alumni gathering to date. Our Director of Alumni Relations, Margaret Schlachter, said, “It was fantastic to bring together our Bay Area alumni. We look forward to growing the event next year. No matter the graduation year, Wasatch Academy alumni all share a unique collective experience that crosses generations. We cannot wait for the next one!”
Overall, it was another tremendous regional gathering. Wasatch Academy is excited to continue to connect with alumni domestically and internationally. We need the help of our alumni in planning our next couple of events!
Get involved by becoming an alumni chair or check out our alumni events page for potential cities. For more information, reach out to Margaret Schlachter, Director of Alumni Relationsmargaret.email@example.com