Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Episode 67: A Chat with Austin Spooner ('12)
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Episode 67: A Chat with Austin Spooner (’12)

July 21, 2022 | 408 views

Welcome to Episode 67 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with Austin Spooner ('12), Young Alumni Council president and class agent for the Class of 2012. As the first president of the new Young Alumni Council, Spooner shares about his work so far and goals for the group, who hosted its first young alumni social at Qualusi Vineyards in Acworth, Ga. last weekend. He also reflects on his experience as a Darlington student and why he continues to stay involved.

Vicki Vincent first joined the Advancement Office in 1995. Since then, she has held a variety of different roles including class agent officer and director of alumni relations. She is responsible for the development and management of alumni programs for Darlington, including the Alumni Council, the Class Agent Program and special events like Alumni Weekend. She and her husband, Jim, are the parents of alumni Dottie ('07) and Abby ('09) and Jamie ('10).

Austin Spooner ('12) was a two-year boarding student from Bainbridge, Ga. During his time at Darlington, he was involved in performing arts and served as head boarding prefect of Moser House. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Tulane University and went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree, also from Tulane. Spooner currently resides in New York City, where he is beginning his career in independent school advancement as the strategic engagement coordinator at The Chapin School. 

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The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Shelley Daniel, theater director, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Fox, content manager.

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