Class of 1760

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On behalf of the GA Alumni Society Board, President Debbie Carlos Mirarchi ’94, announced the three newest members of the Class of 1760, the school’s honorary alumni class – Patrick David, William Garbose and Gabrielle Russomagno. In keeping with tradition, Debbie announced this year’s inductees via speeches given during the Commencement Ceremony. Click on the links to the right to read each of her speeches.

The three honorees were selected from 22 nominees submitted by 46 nominators – a testament to the number of people who give so much of their time and passion to GA. The Alumni Society Board’s Class of 1760 Nomination Committee reviews all nominations submitted throughout the year.

Congratulations to this year's inductees!

The Class of 1760, a small, select organization, was created to recognize non-alumni for their outstanding contributions to the Academy. This honorary class commemorates the founding of the Academy.

Each year, the Alumni Society Board considers nominations for election into the Class of 1760, Germantown Academy's honorary alumni class. Please take a moment to nominate a parent, past parent, grandparent, faculty/staff or friend in our community who should be considered for this special honor.

Candidates with appropriate qualifications are selected from three groups:

Faculty and staff:  Those individuals who work consistently and effectively in improving the quality of life at the Academy whether by inspiring students to develop intellectual curiosity and to become leaders, or by contributing, often behind the scenes, to the internal functioning of the Academy.

Parents:  Those individuals who give of themselves to help make Germantown Academy a better institution.  Frequently conviction and tenacity are the characteristics that underlie the effectiveness of the parents selected. 

Friends:  Those individuals whose efforts greatly influence the direction, policies, and growth of the Academy.  Often the recognition of accomplishment is visible only after a long period of time due to the unglamorous nature of the contributions. 

Members of the Class of 1760 

Nominees are not to be judged by the number of letters of recommendation, but by their merit and outstanding service to the Academy. The recommendations must be submitted in writing, either on the Nomination Form or in a letter.  If writing a letter, please state, in a paragraph or two, the reasons for the nomination.

Nomination Form

Nominations can be submitted online or by printing and mailing the form.  All nominations should be submitted NO LATER THAN May 10, 2013 to Heather Durkin.  If mailing a form or letter, send to GA Alumni Office, P.O. Box 287, Fort Washington, PA 19034.  Please direct any questions to Heather at 267.405.7374 or e-mail

Nominations FOR 2013-14

The nomination period for this year is now closed.  The committee is in the process of reviewing those submitted on or before May 9, 2014.  Please contact Heather Durkin to submit a nomination for the 2014-15 school year.