Alumni

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Share your news with the Alumni Office! New address, job, marriage or birth? Or just a suggestion? Contact us at alumni@hawken.edu. We welcome all inquiries or news pieces. Also, you may contact your Class News Secretary to submit news for the next Hawken Review magazine.

We encourage you to reflect upon your classmates who embody Hawken’s motto of “Fair Play” and nominate someone for a Distinguished Alumni Award. Click here!

Alumni Awards

The 2016 Carl N. Holmes Award Recipient: Steven M. Ross '84

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  • Steven M. Ross ’84

    Presented by the Hawken School Alumni Association to a former Hawken student, who, by reason of his or her concepts of service above self and fair play to his or her fellow man, rendered singular benefits to country, community and Hawken School throughout his or her lifetime and who is an inspiration to all who dedicate themselves to the values, hopes, and vision that define Hawken’s motto: “that the better self shall prevail.” 

    Click here to nominate a deserving recipient today.

    Steven M. Ross ’84, a Hawken lifer, is involved in numerous civic activities including serving as Chair of the Leadership Council for Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and the board of trustees for the Musical Arts Association, Cleveland Clinic SouthPoint Hospital and The Human Fund. 
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The 2016 Richard W. Day Award Recipient: Ann Esgar Conkle '78

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  • Ann Esgar Conkle ’78

    Presented by the Hawken School Alumni Association in recognition of the foresight and accomplishments of Richard W. Day, Headmaster 1956-1964, to the Hawken Alumnus/a who through personal dedication and life’s accomplishments, has rendered significant benefits to his or her profession or community and whose actions reflect Hawken’s motto that “each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life.”

    Click here to nominate a deserving recipient today.
     


    2015 Day Award Recipient: 
    Ann Esgar Conkle ’78 was in the first class of women to attend the Upper School for the four years while also earning 12 varsity letters and two Old Board awards.
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The 2016 Fair Play Award Recipient: David A. Gillespie, Jr. '89

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  • David A. Gillespie, Jr. ’89

    Presented by the Hawken School Alumni Association to an alumnus/a for his or her long-standing, self-less and continuous service “above and beyond” to Hawken School, and who embodies Hawken’s central belief of “fair play” characterized by integrity, respect, and accountability.


    Click here to nominate a deserving recipient today.

    2015 Fair Play Award Recipient: 
    David A. Gillespie, Jr. ’89 attended Hawken from grades 4 through 12 and went on to graduate from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. in mathematics and computer science.  
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The 2016 Honorary Alumni Award Recipients: Clarence E. Bonner & Frank R. Bucceri

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  • Clarence E. Bonner

    Alumni status is a privilege bestowed upon a select, few members of the Hawken School faculty and staff on an annual basis who exemplify the true spirit of dedicated service to the Hawken community.  These role models have served with a strong desire to make a difference as caring mentors and colleagues and knowledgeable and enthusiastic educators above and beyond the call of duty. Each has dedicated more than twenty years of faithful service to the School.  By their personal example and through interaction with colleagues and students, each honorary alumnus has faithfully lived up to the School motto, “That the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life.” 

    Clarence E. Bonner, Director of Transportation, has been at Hawken since 1987 and has witnessed firsthand just how the School has grown. He has managed to juggle extensive daily transportation needs for all three campuses. In addition, he has managed transportation for many programs requiring off-campus and inter-campus trips including, but not limited to, Insights, sports, entrepreneurship and Intensives. He has also been Director of Summer Camps since 2002. With a tall presence and warm smile, he is well known by many alumni. Married to Tracey, they have two children, Xavier and Chelsea ’12. 
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  • Frank R. Bucceri

    Alumni status is a privilege bestowed upon a select, few members of the Hawken School faculty and staff on an annual basis who exemplify the true spirit of dedicated service to the Hawken community.  These role models have served with a strong desire to make a difference as caring mentors and colleagues and knowledgeable and enthusiastic educators above and beyond the call of duty. Each has dedicated more than twenty years of faithful service to the School.  By their personal example and through interaction with colleagues and students, each honorary alumnus has faithfully lived up to the School motto, “That the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life.”

    Frank R. Bucceri, Gates Mills Custodial Supervisor, has been at Hawken since 1985. Frank has seen the physical campus grow exponentially all the while keeping a smile on his face and making sure that Hawken shines. Not only does he have a knack for dialogue with everyone who crosses his path, but also a profound interest in former students and their lives. Frank and his wife, DeAnna, have three children, Frank ‘01, Chad and Cassie ’09. 
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  • Alumni Board

    The Hawken Alumni Board was established in 1925 by a dedicated group of graduates to foster and strengthen ties between the school and its alumni community. The members work on outreach and help plan alumni events. This year the board is fortunate to have the following alumni as members.
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Please contact Karrie Chounet in College Guidance. Your official transcript can only be mailed directly to the institution that needs it (e.g. a college, graduate school or employer). You may request that an unofficial copy be sent to you for your own files.

Alumni Events

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  • 2017 Hawken Fund Closes

    Make your Hawken Fund gift by June 30 to have an impact during the 2016-2017 academic year. You will be acknowledged with classmates in Hawken's Annual Report but your gift each year will have a lasting impact on the lives of faculty and students. hawken.edu/givenow
  • Alumni Sports Day

    Participate in a day of fun! Volleyball, cross country, soccer, field hockey and flag football!
  • Alumni Sports Day

    Gates Mills
  • 2017 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

    Events throughout the weekend:
    Luncheon
    Athletics Hall of Fame
    6th Annual Alumni Tailgate
    Tours
    Head of School Discussion
    Alumni Family Picnic
    Class-Specific Dinners for classes ending in 2s and 7s

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  • 2017 Winter Luncheon

    All alumni and guests are invited to celebrate the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awardee and Honorary Alumni. Save the date for now!
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Contact the Alumni Office

An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, preschool through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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