Alumni & Friends


May was certainly a busy time here at Austin Prep! On May 14th, we celebrated the retirement of alumnus and longtime faculty member Jay Dowd ’69, and longtime faculty member Eugenia Georges. Many alumni, parents and faculty were present at the Lanam Club as we honored both Jay and Eugenia. If you were unable to be part of the celebration but would like to honor these amazing faculty with a gift to the Austin Scholars Program - Inner-City Scholarship Fund, please click here to be brought to the scholarship donation page.

The Annual Memorial Scholarship Luncheon took place on May 16th. Scholarship benefactors, student recipients and administrators gathered in the Heritage Room for lunch and the awarding of scholarships. Thirteen students received scholarships in memory of beloved members of the Austin Prep community. One student commented about receiving a memorial scholarship: “I am both honored and grateful to receive this scholarship (David E. Nelson '81 Memorial Scholarship). Honoring David’s legacy is important to me as well as carrying his memory in all facets of my life at Austin Prep, including as a student, student leader, teammate and captain.” For more information about the scholarship program at Austin Prep, click here.

The Class of 1968 returned to campus on May 19th for their 50th Reunion. Members of the class began the afternoon by processing into Meelia Hall with their class banner during the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2018. The evening culminated with a delicious reception and dinner at the Lanam Club, and lots of reminiscing and catching up by all who attended!

Members of the Class of 1997 celebrated 20-plus years with a dinner reception at Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington on June 9th. Alums came from as far as California for the gathering. Special thanks to alum Kristen Cavanaugh Cognetti who organized the reunion!

2018 marks the reunion year for classes ending in 3s and 8s. Austin Prep would like to help you and your classmates reconnect in celebration of your years together at Austin. Whether it has been 5 years or 25 years, we look forward to bringing you back to campus to evoke memories of your time here, to experience Austin as it is today, and to look forward to Austin’s bright future! Please contact Director of Alumni Relations and Giving Jen Hodgdon at today to be part of planning your class reunion.

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Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic private school in Reading, MA for Middle School and High School students in grades 6-12. We seek to cultivate the hearts and minds of our young students and provide an environment in which our students can successfully learn, grow, and develop beyond the classroom.

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