As the Chester Riverkeeper for ShoreRivers, Annie (Rae) Richards ’08 doesn’t have a typical work day. Depending on the season, she’ll either be on the water, discussing environmental legislation, or meeting with community members.
The Gunston School has a long tradition of committed, engaged, and connected alumni. Whether you attended the all-girls boarding school Gunston or the now co-ed day school Gunston, your connection to this place and its people remains the same—strong and enduring.
Throughout the school’s 110-year history, Gunston’s mission of creating a nurturing and highly personalized learning environment has never wavered and that commitment extends beyond graduation. Once you’re a part of the Gunston community, you’re in for life.
Each year we welcome our alumni back to campus for various receptions and events ranging from varsity sporting events and alumni games, to the highly anticipated Bull & Oyster Roast in the fall. While the pandemic may have put in-person events and visits on hold, we are optimistic about being able to host more in-person alumni gatherings this coming year.
Additionally, as our alumni numbers have grown, so too has our staff. With a dedicated team of three, the External Relations Office has their sights set on some major goals in the near future, including the formation of an official Alumni Committee, a quarterly eNewsletter, an Alumni/Student Connect Program, and the Green & White pages, a business directory to promote your businesses, goods, and services.
Anyone interested in finding a lost classmate, sharing stories, career networking and mentoring, or just seeing what's going on with some old friends should get in touch with us!
Bull & Oyster Roast
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - SAVE THE DATE!
Gunston was the school that my parents chose for me, and they couldn’t have picked a more suitable school. I will never forget my first visit to Gunston. The headmistress, Ms. Mary Middleton, known to all as Aunt Mary, greeted us at the front door of a huge old and architecturally interesting building which served as her home and as housing for around 15 members of the student body.
Annabelle (Bellie) Camp (née Fichtner) '15 is a Conservation Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware (UD) Program in Art Conservation, a three-year program jointly sponsored by the two institutions.
Bellie will graduate in 2022 with an M.S. in textile conservation.
Gunston alumna Ora Beth Mika ʼ03 worked in the healthcare field until her husband bought her a baking mixer. Now, she is competing in a televised baking competition show for a golden egg filled with $25,000.
The Class of 2020 on choosing a college, a major, and how to make connections during a pandemic.