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Reflections from Young Alumni Class Agents

The Alumni & Development Office extends a warm welcome to our newest group of Alumni Class Agents. These young alums join a group of dedicated volunteers who serve as liaisons between Horace Mann School and our alumni. Class Agents maintain relationships with their classmates and encourage them to stay involved with HM by participating in alumni activities, attending Homecoming and reunions, and supporting the Annual Fund.

I wanted to become a Class Agent because this is my way of giving back to the school. I have received financial aid all seven years that I have been at Horace Mann. I am beyond grateful for all of the help the Horace Mann has given to me. – Nicole Velez ’15, Alumni Class Agent

A couple of my favorite HM experiences have been the sports, specifically the revitalization of the football program, the trips to Dorr, and HM Orientation programs. I think it is important to serve as a Class Agent because it enables me to have a longer lasting connection to Horace Mann and my classmates alike for many years to come. – Steve Boland ’15, Alumni Class Agent

I’ve been at Horace Mann since I was three. As I come to the end of an exciting 15 years, I realize how special Horace Mann is from its enthusiastic student body to the diverse passions it nourishes. Horace Mann has been a huge part of my life, and I am thrilled to remain active in the Horace Mann community by serving as a Class Agent. – Isabella Brodie ’15, Alumni Class Agent

“As I’ve become more aware of the world that surrounds Horace Mann’s community, I have realized that the school has offered me more than just a safe, fun, and purposeful high school experience. From social skills to work ethic, I haven’t simply evolved as an academic, but I’ve also acquired a fundamental background that I can continuously rely on to help me succeed in today’s society. By giving back to the community, we’re ensuring that future generations will be exposed to the same, if not better, opportunities and growth.” –Tom Eng ’13, Alumni Class Agent

“Giving back and being involved in my community is important to me because I feel that HM has given me so much already, and I would love to help continue the tradition of a supportive HM community. HM has brought me out of my shell. Who would have thought that the girl who skipped every elementary school play because of stage fright would then be leading a pep rally wearing ridiculous clothes in front of the entire school? The community here is conducive to expanding one’s comfort zone, and that has made a huge difference in my life.” Sara Land ’13, Alumni Class Agent

For more information about the Class Agent program and other volunteer opportunities, please click the links below.

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(Quotes appeared in spring 2013 & 2015 Donor Newsletters)