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.Learn More
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.Learn More
It’s typical for children to give different activities a try, donning both ballerina slippers and sports jerseys as they experience new things. It’s rare when these early experiences translate into a laser-focused future, but that was exactly the case for Kennesaw, Ga., native and Soccer Academy standout Jane Campbell (’13).Learn More
Taylor Black’s (’97) Darlington journey began in third grade. Three decades later, he is the man responsible for ensuring that all technological components of Atlanta’s new Mercedes Benz Stadium were up and running for the Falcons’ 2017 season. But even now, he says his Darlington journey isn’t over as he continues to benefit from skills mastered and connections made in school.Learn More
In 1988, 10-year-old Manal Khatib (’95) enrolled at Darlington as a day student after her family left Ramallah, Palestine, due to political unrest. Last year, things came full circle when Khatib and her husband, Ismat, moved their own family from Palestine to Rome so that their children could attend Darlington.Learn More
Retired architect Preston Stevens’ (’47) accomplishments are impressive, but designing the new $500 million terminal at what is now Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the late 1960s remains the crowning achievement of an illustrious career that started with a phone call from his dad at Darlington.Learn More
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 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.
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.
Connect with other members of the Darlington Community and support each other's career goals by getting involved in this program.