Alma Matters

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    April 2017

    Greetings from Blair Academy! We are all gearing up for spring and looking forward to seeing the beautiful and iconic Blair magnolia tree located near the Arch at the center of campus! With the arrival of spring, we hope many of you are making plans to come to Blair on the weekend of June 9 – 11 as we celebrate Alumni Weekend! Click on the link below for more information and to register!

    Pictured above, our most beloved and recognized tree on campus.

    Jenny Maine, Director of Alumni Relations

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    676 Reasons to Support the Blair Fund

    It’s finally here: Blair Academy’s second annual Day of Giving held in conjunction with our Founders’ Day, April 6, 1848! One day. One gift. One community. Show your support of the Blair Fund by helping us reach our goal of 676 gifts---one gift for every member of the Blair community.

    Remember, you may honor a member of the Blair community with your gift. Please share your Blair story at www.blair.edu/tell-your-story. Thank you!

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    Blair Shark Tank: Learning from Real-Life Angel Investors

    On April 11, three Blair parents and the CEO of a fast-growing sports fundraising platform called PledgeIt hosted a Society of Skeptics presentation that lightly mimicked the reality show Shark Tank, in which start-up companies pitch their businesses to investors.

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    Spring Athletic Season is Underway

    Spring athletics has begun at Blair. Join us at one of our upcoming athletic competitions! Click here to view team schedules or click here to see a list of Blair's livestreamed events.

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    Announcing the Blair Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017

    The Blair Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the five athletes chosen for the Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017: Robert M. Novogratz ’55, Michael J. Lieberman ’71, Laura Cochran Morris ’75, Tamara Parrott ’97 and Luol Deng ’03. “This is an exceptional class of inductees for Blair’s Athletic Hall of Fame,” said Athletic Director Paul Clavel ’88, who serves as Hall of Fame Committee chair. “Each athlete was a standout during his or her time at the School, and each went on to achieve success at the next level of competition. We are proud to recognize their accomplishments with induction into the Hall of Fame.”

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    Alumni Weekend 2017 - It's Going to be Epic!

    By now, you should have received your 2017 Alumni Weekend invitation and registration information by mail. To register online and view a list of links that will be helpful as you plan your trip back to campus, click here. We hope to see you during the weekend of June 9 to 11.

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    John C. Bogle ’47 in the Headlines

    Chairman Emeritus of the Blair Board of Trustees John C. Bogle ’47 garnered two high honors, as well as national and international media recognition over the past several months, thanks to his lifetime of work in the financial industry. Mr. Bogle founded The Vanguard Group, Inc., in 1974, a company noted as having “transformed investing forever with the index fund,” in a February 2017 Business Insider article. Today, Vanguard is the world’s largest mutual fund organization, surpassing $4 trillion in assets under management globally as of January 31, 2017.

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    Michelle Ho '01, CEO of Golden Burger (Macau) Food Co. Ltd.

    Michelle Ho '01 is Chief Executive Officer of Golden Burger (Macau) Food Co. Ltd. and is a Developmental Licensee of McDonald’s for Macau, Zhuhai and Zhongshan, China.

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  • Alumni in the News

    To keep abreast of what Blair alumni are doing, please visit Blair's alumni news page on the Blair Website.

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