Parents of Alumni

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In the 2016-17 year, the GA Parents of Alumni Association Advisory Council continues in its 6th year of orchestrating social events and career networking opportunities for various members of the community.  The group keeps in mind its formal mission and goals listed below in all activities.

The GA PoA Association's Mission is: To help parents of alumni remain connected to GA, and one another, following the graduation of their children. 

Additionally, the group's goals are:

  • Present social, educational and cultural events and opportunities for parents of alumni

  • Increase awareness of new GA initiatives and programs

  • Foster participation in activities presented by the GA Alumni Office/Office of Institutional Advancement and the Parents Committee

  • Support college and career networking efforts for alumni *** (LEARN MORE)

  • Encourage continued involvement and support of the academy by other parents of alumni and young alumni in order to maintain the continuum of the GA connection

  • Overall, to reinforce the notion of GA as a life-long resource for its alumni and their parents

All parents of GA alumni are encouraged to share their current email address (send to ) in order to assure that they receive the group’s quarterly e-newsletter and event invitations.


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Advisory Council Members

Sally Jo LaMont P '04, '07, '10, '10,

Denise Hermany P '02, '05, '08,
Career Networking Committee Chair

Sara Gowing P'07, '11,
Executive Advisor

Karen McCurdy P '05, '07,
Social Events Committee Chair

Peg Connor Shapiro P '10,
Communications Committee Chair

Mary Jones P '13,
Admission Ambassador Liaison

Tynetta Alston P '11, '13, '15

Larry Altman P '12, '14

Ruth Duffine P '95, '99, '04 & GP '28

Mary Jones P '13

Joy McCabe P '07, '11

Mina Merizalde P '08, '11

Nicole Riter P '11, '13

Cheryl Ross P '10, '13

Monica Sinker P '90, '93, '95 & GP '18, '20

Laurel Stack P '09, '12, '14

Kathy Tanner P '13, '15

Linda Whitman P '01, '09, '12, '13, '16 

Sue Zaharchuk P '11, '13, '15 

Contact Information

Heather Durkin
Director of Alumni Relations
 | 267-405-7374