Alumni News | Winter 2019
News about alumni, recent gatherings, and upcoming events at the school.

Waynflete Connect

The following reunion alumni are some of the over 500 members of Waynflete Connect, an online platform that brings Waynflete alumni together for easy networking.  Waynflete Connect can help you expand your professional network and stay in touch with Waynflete. If you are not a member yet, join today!

Class of 2014
Wasita Mahaphanit
Lab Manager/Research Assistant at Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Class of 2009
Lisa Beneman

Farmer/Educator at The Chewonki Foundation
Wiscasset, Maine

Class of 1999
Jed Porta
Managing Partner at Migis Hotel Group
Thornton, New Hampshire

Class of 1989
Kali Pratt

Program Associate at Pan Atlantic Exchanges
Cumberland Center, Maine

Class of 1994
Jonathan Valenti
Director / Senior Manager at Deloitte
New York City, New York

Class of 1964
Celia Pollock
CEO Australian Booksellers Assoc. 
Adelaide, South Australia

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Reunion 2019

If your graduation year ends in 4 or 9, mark your calendar for Reunion! Reconnect with classmates, attend classes, tour the campus, and more. Check back often as plans are evolving or tell us what you're interested in by completing the Reunion Survey.  More details coming soon!


  • 50th Reunion luncheon
  • Campus tours
  • Class visits
  • Off Campus Reunion class gatherings


  • Spring Fling
  • Alumni lacrosse games
  • All Alumni and Faculty Reception
  • Off-Campus Individual Reunion Class Gathering

Please consider a special gift to Waynflete in honor of your reunion. 
Whether you are a first-time or a long-time donor, your generous contribution ensures that Waynflete can provide an unparallelededucation to today's students.

Make a gift in honor of your reunion!

We are posting Reunion class photos on Waynflete Connect . You can also post your own photos to share with your class. Join  Waynflete Connect!

Recent Events

New York City Alumni Gathering

Waynflete hosted a special gathering for alumni in the New York City area in November with Head of School Geoff Wagg and Dean of Academic Operations and 6-12 Math faculty member Tom “TC” Campbell.

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Portland Alumni Gathering

Over 60 alumni gathered at Bunker Brewing in December for the annual Portland regional gathering.

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You are Invited!

Alumni Lit Mag
The Upper School editors of  the Waynflete Lit Mag will be publishing the first alumni edition. They will be taking 30 alumni writing submissions (prose and poetry) and 30 alumni  fine art and photography submissions . Once published, print copies of Lit Mag will be available at Waynflete as well as a PDF version online.  Please click here for details on submitting. 

Letters from Home
Alumni are invited to share their experiences and adventures after Waynflete, by writing a "Letter from Home" which will be posted on the Waynflete website.

Please write - we'd love to hear from you! Email

Colum McCann To Speak at Waynflete:
Fearless Hope Through Radical Empathy 

Colum McCann, the widely read and highly acclaimed Irish author of six novels and three collections of stories, is coming to speak at Waynflete on February 6. Not surprisingly, given his stature as a writer, the public event on the 6th is unfortunately already Sold Out. While Waynflete’s interest in hosting such an important writer would seem self-evident, you may be wondering why Mr. McCann is interested in coming to Waynflete, particularly since his public appearances are rare these days. Read about what inspired Mr. McCann to speak at Waynflete.

Join Us for Monday Books!
Come and enjoy discussions led by Waynflete faculty Lydia Maier '90, Page Lennig, and Lorry Stillman on books they have chosen.  

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Waynflete Library

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Save the Date!
Join us for an alumni gathering at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Guests will have the opportunity to visit the exhibit “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris”, before it opens to the public, and  to  gather for a reception at the MFA. Look for an invitation soon!

The Waynflete Fund is our opportunity fund. And your yearly gift is an opportunity to transform the lives of our students. We hope you will consider a gift to the 2018-19 Waynflete Fund today.

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Alumni Profile

Fly to Georgia, Walk Home
On the trail with Chloë Rowse ’12

Chloe Rowse '12 is an artist, teacher, athlete, hiker and world traveler. This past spring/summer, she thru-hiked the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Here is her story:

The previous evening’s storm had washed away much of the brush at the mountaintop. Only after half-sliding down a steep slope to the valley below did Chloë Rowse realize that she had missed a hairpin turn and was no longer on the trail. Shivering, trying her best to overcome feelings of frustration and exhaustion, Chloë hiked back up and, a few minutes later, approached a road crossing where a pickup truck idled in the cold. Here, in the middle of nowhere, were two elderly men distributing cookies and soda to tired hikers. This was one of the many “trail magic” encounters that Chloë experienced during her 2,200-mile hike from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.

Read the full story

Alumni News

Share your news! Click here to submit a class note.

Taylor Asen has been appointed by the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives to serve on the state’s Right to Know Advisory Committee. 

Claire Donnelly '04 recently completed her master’s at Parsons School of Design where she focused on textile innovation, material recycling, product lifecycle and sustainable practices in the fashion industry. She  has started a business with her sister Sara Donnelly '99 and her grandmother. Clarie is excited to bring  her new business, Miriam Starling to life from her home on an island 12 miles off the coast of Maine.

Linden Ellis '05 is scheduled to launch her new company, Coterie in February 2019. Coterie "offers a curated selection of elevated party supplies because gathering with friends should be effortless."

Lesley MacVane '69, is appreciated as she steps down from the board of Learning Works after  fourteen years. 

Noah Oppenheim ’05 is making national news by helping West Coast crab fishermen sue 30 of the world’s major companies, seeking compensation for the ruination of their fishery. 

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Matthew Page ‘97 is in Nigeria specializing in intelligence and international relations. He recently coauthored a book,  on Nigeria, "Nigeria, What Everyone Needs to Know." 

Chloe Rowse '12 was an alumni speaker at Upper School assembly on January 15, 2019.

View other recent alumni speakers.

On November 11, 2018 , Martha, ‘13 and Catherine Veroneau, ‘13 and Ellie Marston, ‘14 were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Criteria for selection includes excellence in scholarship and nursing leadership. Martha and Catherine will finish their graduate degrees in May 2019 and Ellie will finish her undergraduate degree in December 2018.

Campus News

The Forecaster names Brandon Salway Fall Coach of the Year
Read the article

30 consecutive years for Ray Morrow at Berklee Jazz Fest
Read the article

Waynflete receives STEM grant from Toshiba America Foundation
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The Waynflete Magazine and Report on Giving is online
Waynflete Magazine and Report on Giving | Fall/Winter 2018

The "Can We?" project. 
An experiment in revitalizing American democracy.
Click here to see a video about this collaborative effort (started last year) by students who are working to gain real-life skills and experience in active civic engagement.

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