Alumni meet in New York, D.C.


By Daniel Rothberg

Nearly 100 alumni attended a reception organized by the Advancement Office in New York City on Jan. 25. President of Harvard-Westlake Thomas C. Hudnut addressed alumni at the reception, thanking them for attending and an updating them on recent school happenings, Associate Director of Alumni Relations Susan Leher Beeson ’96 said.

The reception was held at The FLAG Art Foundation, an art gallery run by Stephanie Roach ’01. In past years, the New York alumni reception has been held at the New York Harvard Club.

“It was a little different, a little more fun [and] more upbeat than I think our [past] New York receptions have been,” Beeson said. “It was definitely a fun evening.”

In addition to the reception in New York, the Advancement Office organized an alumni reception in Washington D.C. for the following day.

Robyn Goldman ’80 hosted the event at her home. Forty-one alumni attended this event.

“It is always nice to do something at someone’s house. People feel more comfortable,” Beeson said.

Beeson said that the receptions are beneficial for younger alumni to who want to make connections with older alumni.

In addition, she said that older alumni enjoy sharing memories and speaking about their experiences at Harvard, Westlake, or Harvard-Westlake.