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The Lion's Pride

Spring 2022



It’s an incredibly exciting time on campus, as students complete year-end projects, athletic teams compete in playoffs, musical groups and acting ensembles put on year-end performances, and the school prepares to salute the Class of 2022 in the June 15th commencement exercises. The electric vibe has much to do with the thrill everyone feels to simply be with each other, after having the chance to be together in person for the entire 2021-2022 academic year.

In-person learning was made possible by the commitment of faculty, students, administrators, staff, parents, guardians, and others to following the protocols during the endemic stage of this pandemic. The HM community has remained steadfast in practicing good hygiene, remaining home if symptomatic, testing, and wearing a mask in school if identified as a close contact (or masking up for five days after exiting isolation following a positive test result). Following these simple directives has kept the variants at bay and minimized the number of new cases.

As always – but ever more so since the March 2020 onset of the global pandemic– Horace Mann School is deeply grateful for the active participation of our alumni in the life of the school. We are thankful to the many who have enthusiastically volunteered as mentors, guest lecturers, interviewees for Record articles, advisors to faculty and administrators on innovative academic programs, or simply as sources of inspiration for creative minds. Experience shows that when students and alumni make connections, both groups benefit significantly. If the idea of sharing your expertise, talents, or profession with our students interests you, please reach out to me. HM alumni mentors can and do make a huge difference in our students’ lives!

Stay safe and well, and have a wonderful summer!

Kristin Lax
Director of Alumni Relations

Alumni Council Holds Record-Breaking Fundraiser

On the evening of April 19th, HM alumni, parents, and friends gathered together in Fisher Hall Rotunda to celebrate the Alumni Council Benefit, an annual fundraiser for the Student Lunch Initiative.

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Jordan Roth ’93 Honored With 2022 Award for Distinguished Achievement

For the first time in two years, parents and alumni came together to honor a Horace Mann School graduate who exemplifies distinguished achievement in their chosen profession or field of talent.

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2022 Homecoming and Reunions Celebration

Gather your pride, grab your pompoms, and get ready to cheer on our ferocious Lions during HM’s 2022 Homecoming and Reunions Celebration on Saturday, October 8th!

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Renée Richards ’51 Inducted Into Jewish Sports Heritage Association

Dr. Renée Richards of the Class of 1951 -- renowned ophthalmologist, transgender and human rights advocate, and tennis professional who sued the United States Tennis Association and won the right to compete as a woman – was inducted into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association on May 1st at Temple Israel of Lawrence, NY.

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Prison University Project Reimagined as Mount Tamalpais College

For nearly 25 years, the Prison University Project – founded by HM alumna Dr. Jody Lewen ’82 – has provided a general education Associate of Arts degree and intensive college preparatory courses to thousands of people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.

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Campus Happenings

Listed below are some recent educational and extracurricular activities, assemblies, and experiences that students and faculty (and sometimes parents!) have participated in over the last few months.

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Alumni Updates

Please enjoy reading the following updates on fellow alumni, and be sure to share your own news – or that of your classmates – by writing to

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Alumni Publications

We are thrilled to share the following news about recent books, articles, and other publications written by Horace Mann School alumni.

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Horace Mann School remembers with fondness the following members of our community who have passed away.

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