Darlington School: Alumni
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Alumni

The pride of a Tiger

For more than 100 years, Darlington School has graduated students who are confident, compassionate, and eager to make unique and extraordinary contributions to the world around them. We couldn't be more proud to count you among our family of over 8,000 alumni who wear purple with pride.

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May 5
Alumni Council Meeting
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Meet Bill

Bill Smith ('72) knew the day he visited Darlington’s campus in 1968 that he was where he needed to be. Since his start by the Lakeside, his fingerprints have remained on campus as a student and loyal alum, and he was recognized for his career contributions and devotion to the school when he was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2019.

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Meet Kristen

She has more than a decade of experience driving growth for global software companies, but if you were to ask Kristen Rachels (’05, LD ’16) where she got her start, she would emphatically say Darlington.

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Meet Sean

Sean Atkins (’99, LD ’15) learned the value of relationships at a young age. Now director of admissions and financial aid at Suffield Academy in Connecticut, he says the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized that it is personal connections that make an organization and community resilient.

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Meet Thomas

From the stage at Darlington to the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas J. Mew IV (‘90) has taken the foundation of creative and critical thinking skills he acquired during his time at the Lakeside and used them to build a successful career in law.

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Meet Bew

Textiles and fabrics are stitched into Bew White’s (’68) family story, but before he could jump into an expected career in that industry, he needed to pursue an education. That path led him to Darlington School for the boarding experience. 

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Meet Chantz

He grew up just a couple of miles from the Darlington campus, but it wasn’t until seventh grade Chantz McClinic (’04, LD ’14) became a Tiger. Now affectionately known as “coach” all across Rome, he has invested himself in service to the community and his enthusiasm for mentoring youth hasn’t ceased or dimmed as he has moved forward with his career.

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Meet Bob

An active alum, parent, and grandparent, Dr. Bob Hortman ('72) has served Darlington in a number of ways. Currently chairman of the Board of Trustees, he has also been president of the Alumni Council, chairman of The Darlington Fund, and president of the Athletic Booster Club.

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VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

Your connection to Darlington doesn't end when you graduate. Continue to spread the legacy of Darlington's commitment to wisdom, service, and honor by staying involved and giving back.

LEADERSHIP DARLINGTON

Leadership Darlington seeks to educate you and your fellow alumni about the inner workings of the school and provide an avenue to become involved in volunteer roles that are most appealing to you.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS

The Distinguished Alumnus/na Award was established in 1983 by the Alumni Association. Since then, nearly 50 deserving Darlington and/or Thornwood alumni have received the award.

Darlington Connects

Connect with other members of the Darlington Community and support each other's career goals by getting involved in this program.

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