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Catch Up With Your Former Classmates

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Congratulations To Our Alumni Who Have Recently Graduated From Institutions of Higher Learning!

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  • Alum Heads to London for Master's

    Alumnus Sasha Cadariu, Class of 2016, graduates on May 27 with a double major in philosophy and cognitive psychology and a minor in drama from Bates College. He has been accepted for a Master’s program in bioethics at King's College in London starting in the fall.
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Remembering Sarah Foster

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations recently dedicated a bench in remembrance of alumna Sarah Alexis Foster, Class of 2010. The bench was placed on our Whitney Avenue campus. Sarah's parents, Laurie Stone and Stuart Foster, wanted to memorialize Sarah and provide students and faculty a place to relax and reflect.

Sarah's special relationship with teacher and advisor Tom Iampietro, who died March 5, 2020, led her to become a history scholar and exemplary history teacher. Mr. I's mentorship and belief in Sarah supported her career vison and goals.

If you would like to make a donation in Sarah's name to the Tom Iampietro Scholarship Fund, click here.

Alumni News

Help us build our alumni network! The following survey will enable the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to better connect with our alumni and provide networking opportunities for individuals throughout the country. We have more than 3,200 alums across the globe, and we're eager to engage with them via social events, workshops, programming, and more.


In Memoriam

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  • David Swensen, Ph.D., Past Parent and Former Trustee

    Past parent and former Trustee David Swensen, Ph.D., who has been a longtime supporter and friend to Hamden Hall, has died from cancer.

    David was the head of Yale University’s endowment and was credited as having helped reshape how institutions manage their money. 
    “I am sad to learn of David’s passing,” said Head of School Bob Izzo. “He was a treasure to our school community in so many ways. Our condolences go to the Swensen family, especially David’s son Tim, who graduated from our halls in 2012.”
    David joined the Hamden Hall Board of Trustees in the fall of 2009.

    “Because of my love for education, I’ve devoted my professional life to advancing educational institutions. I’m honored to work with Hamden Hall, where my son Tim is an enthusiastic 10th grader,” said David of his being named to the board.

    At Hamden Hall's 2013 Commencement, David was honored with the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Award. Tim Swensen presented his father the award during the graduation ceremony.

    In his professional life, David obtained almost legendary status for revolutionizing how institutions manage their money. He was called the “architect” of Yale’s model of endowment investing and was written about in myriad articles and publications during his nearly 35 years at Yale.

    “Swensen has raised an entire generation of endowment CIOs in his image and explained Yale’s strategy to the world in his hit book. Yet the greatest institutional investment machine of modern times, though much imitated, has almost never been replicated,” stated Leanna Orr in an article published in Institutional Investor.
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  • Doris Anne Catania Polinsky, Class of 1958

    Doris Anne Catania Polinsky, Hamden Hall Class of 1958, died on May 2, 2021. Doris was the beloved wife of Hamden Hall alumnus William Polinsky, Class of 1958. Her grandchildren, Luna Polinsky, Class of 2028, and Alexander Polinsky, Class of 2032, also attend Hamden Hall.

    The Hamden Hall Community is saddened by the passing of Doris. Please join us in extending condolences to the family during this difficult time.

    To read full obituary, please click here.
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  • Zachary "Zack" Landau, Class of 2001

    Zachary "Zack" Landau, Hamden Hall Class of 2001, died suddenly on April 7, 2021 at home in Bellevue, WA.

    Hamden Hall extends condolences to Zack's family during this difficult time. Please click here to read full obituary.
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  • William T. Esposito, Past Parent and Grandparent

    Hamden Hall past parent and grandparent, William T. Esposito, died on April 15, 2021. William is the father of Trustee Maria Prota, Class of 1982, who was a Hamden Hall Lifer, and grandfather of Hamden Hall Lifers Matthew, Class of 2011, and Katherine, Class of 2013.

    William and his wife, Marie, have been part of the Hamden Hall community for more than five decades - first as parents and then as grandparents.

    Please join the Hamden Hall community by keeping the Esposito and Prota family in your thoughts and prayers. William's obituary follows below.
    William T. Esposito of East Haven passed away peacefully on Thursday April 15th at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was survived by his wife Marie DeVerniero Esposito, his daughter Maria (Carl) Prota and his grandchildren Matthew and Katherine Prota. He was predeceased by his parents William and Ethel (Petronzi) Esposito.

    Born in New Haven he attended St Rose’s Grammar School and was a graduate of Wilbur Cross High School. He remained a benefactor of St Rose’s school until its recent closing. In 1956, he established Premier Plumbing and Heating Company which he owned and operated for more than 60 years. Through the plumbing industry he was instrumental in many construction projects in the greater New Haven area and along the shoreline. He also established and maintained William T Esposito Enterprises which owned and operated numerous commercial and residential real estate properties in the area.

    He was a member of the Amity Club of New Haven and a former trustee of Our Lady of Pompeii Church. He was very devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday April 21st at the Our Lady of Pompeii campus of St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish in East Haven at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow in the St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum.
    In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hamden Hall Country Day School, 1108 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517 or online at hamdenhall.org/Giving/Give-today.
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  • Alex Alexiades, Class of 1950

    Alex Alexiades, Class of 1950, died on March 30, 2021. Hamden Hall extends condolences to the Alexiades family.

    To read full obituary, please click here.
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  • Harvey Hamilton Stowe, Class of 1954

    Hamden Hall alumnus Harvey H. Stowe, Class of 1954, died on February 23, 2021. While at Hamden Hall, Harvey was a stellar athlete in varsity football, basketball, and baseball. 

    The Hamden Hall Community extends sincere condolences to Harvey's wife Janet and his family during this difficult time.

    Read Harvey's full obituary here.
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  • Patrick Escudie, Class of 1980 Exchange Student

    Hamden Hall French exchange student Patrick Escudie, died in Versailles, France following an illness. Patrick attended Hamden Hall during the 1979-1980 school year. He was 57 years old and is survived by his parents and three children.

    Hamden Hall extends condolences to Patrick's family during this difficult time.
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  • Nancy Jean Tripp Herrington, Class of 1952

    Nancy Jean Tripp Herrington, Class of 1952, passed away on February 24th at the Nottingham in Syracuse, NY. She leaves behind her husband of 65 years, Dr. Lee Pierce Herrington, also a Hamden Hall alumnus, Class of 1952. Nancy and Lee met at Hamden Hall.
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