Restrictions on visits and events have challenged the Alumni House crew to get creative in keeping alumni connections strong and every Admiral safe. From joyful reunions to speaking events, the world of online engagement has broadened our reach, bringing Severn alumni together from across the country at the click of a mouse.
Share your story as a guest on our Admiral’s Alumni Zoomcast, where we interview alumni from all walks of life about their craft, their Severn memories, and their journeys. Check out our alumni stories page for past episodes of the Admirals Club Podcast and our latest Admiral Alumni Zoomcasts!
Bitesize Lecture Series
Share your craft, knowledge, or expertise with Severn students virtually by recording a video for our Food for Thought: Bite-Sized Lectures series. Faculty will use these bite-sized lectures in their asynchronous curriculum to introduce new perspectives and enliven the remote learning experience. Contact Alumni Director Carrie Grimes '91 to learn more!
College Counseling Panel for Current Students
Recent alums, share your college experience with current Severn students! Alumni from the class of 2018 recently Zoomed in to speak to our seniors about the ins and outs of university life in our annual College Counseling Alumni Panel. Click for stories about panels for the classes of 2019 and 2018
Connect with a current student or young alumnus/a who is curious about your industry, profession, or craft. Offer up your mentorship for these one-on-one engagements by tagging yourself as a mentor on Severn Connect or contact Alumni Director Carrie Grimes '91. Young alumni recently participated in a webinar on building a professional network with Alumni House, which has led to multiple Curiosity Conversation connections!
Support curricular collaborations with our faculty by participating in student projects. For example, Dr. Jackie Baugh connects alumni with students in American Public Address for interviews about public speaking in different sectors — this year, entirely on Zoom. Contact Alumni Director Carrie Grimes '91 to jump on board for our next faculty-student-alumni curricular collaboration!
Guest Lectures for Upper School Classes
Our classes were excited to welcome alumni guest lecturers Katharine Coldiron '99, Matt Mason '99, Ali Clark Collins ’95, Evan Washburn ’03, Chris Hopkinson ’92 and Michael Muchow ‘86 this fall and winter! These visits are a meaningful way for alumni to share real-world experience with current students who are learning about their field of expertise. Interested in being a virtual guest lecturer? Contact Alumni Director Carrie Grimes '91 for information.
Student Newspaper Features
Share your story with an Admiral Anchor Reporter! Our student newspaper is running a spotlight series on alumni and would love to feature yours! Reach out to be connected to one of our student reporters. Click here for recent features.
Virtual Affinity Meetups
Alley-oop! We had a great stroll down memory lane to celebrate Severn basketball's greatest teams, players and coaches at the Basketball Buzz Session! The Zoom meetup in early January 2021 featured panelists Jamal Jones '05, Misi Simms '95, Sherie Cornish Gordon '98, Darren Smith '05, Emily Gibbons '14, and Monique Jennings Wilson '96. Go, Admirals! Interested in setting up an affinity-based virtual reunion? Contact Alumni Director Carrie Grimes '91.
Zooming-In to Upper School Clubs
This year, we've had a record number of alumni visits with clubs using Zoom, including panel discussions with the Black Student Alliance, Investment Club, and Model United Nations. Our students took the lead in organizing and moderating the sessions, and were excited to hear the experiences, insights, and wisdom our alumni had to share. Virtual visits are an easy way to share your time and expertise with current students.
Interested in galvanizing alumni for a virtual event? Email Alumni Director Carrie Grimes '91 so we can partner with you! We look forward to resuming in-person events as soon regulations allow, but are excited about the many possibilities available virtually. Scroll through the photos below for a peek at our socials over the years.