ASL returns to Washington, DC

It was worth the wait! Nearly three years have passed since alumni, alumni parents and former faculty and staff attended an ASL social in Washington, DC. On Saturday, 12 November, 50 ASL affiliates and friends gathered at the University Club for a special post-pandemic celebration with Interim Head of School Coreen R. Hester and members of the advancement team.

The reception featured a Q&A panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters and former ASL parents Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan P ’09 ’13, who regaled their rapt audience with stories from their recent assignments on the US midterm election campaign trail, the war in Ukraine, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and so much more. Alas for ASL, Mary and Kevin’s daughter, Kate ’13, was unable to join the panel at the last minute because of her work covering the US House, Senate and Governor races in Arizona as a CNN White House reporter. Moderating the discussion, Coreen reminded Mary and Kevin that the last time they headlined an ASL event was on Election Day in 2017, when Mary shared that it had been “the year of the women.” “What is your initial takeaway from this Election Day?” asked Coreen. “This is the year of young people voting,” Mary responded. 

Following their lively talk, guests spent time catching up over drinks and canapés. Alumni represented Classes from 1961 to 2022! Former faculty/staff in attendance included Esther and Greg Cole (ASL 2004-17), Mike McGowan (ASL 2014-19), Molly McSherry (ASL 2012-19), Jack Phillips (ASL 2013-18), Loretta Sevier (ASL 2000-05), Patty Strohm (ASL 2009-17), and Linda and Tom Yoder (ASL 1992-2000). Thank you to all who joined us!