Welcome to Episode 88 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) chats with brothers Seth ('16) and Luke ('17) Parker. They chat about their Darlington experience, life after Darlington, what it's like working for their family business, Parker Systems, and more.
Julie Lucas joined Darlington's Advancement Office in 2007 and was named chief advancement officer in 2016. Previously, she has served as director of development, director of giving programs and campaign director for Darlington's Second Century Campaign. Julie holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University New Orleans.
Seth Parker was a seven-year day student from Rome. At Darlington, he was involved in the Soccer Academy. He is a 2021 graduate of Auburn University with a degree in building science. Since graduation, he has worked at Parker Systems in a variety of roles supporting the business's work. Seth is married to Karley (Smallwood) Parker ('16).
Luke Parker was an eight-year day student from Rome. As a Darlington student, he played baseball and golf. He graduated with an electrical engineering degree from Auburn University in 2021. After graduating from Auburn, Luke started working with Seth at Parker Systems, performing a variety of roles within the business. Luke is married to Caroline (Thoms) Parker ('16).
Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.
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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Andrew Beckman, middle grades science teacher, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager.
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