Darlington School: Episode 68: A Chat with C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14) 
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Episode 68: A Chat with C.J. Cypress (’07, LD ’14)

July 28, 2022 | 94 views

Welcome to Episode 68 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14), class agent for the Class of 2007. Cypress reflects on his Darlington experience and shares how it has shaped his adult life, from college to his winding career journey. He shares why he stays involved with Darlington and encourages his classmates and all alumni to attend Alumni Weekend, which will take place Oct. 14-16, 2022. To learn more about Alumni Weekend, click here.

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).

C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14) was a three-year boarding student from Atlanta, Ga. During his time at Darlington, Cypress was involved in swimming, lacrosse, wrestling, the Darlington Players and the "Y" Cabinet. He stays involved as one of the class agents for the Class of 2007. After Darlington, he attended Young Harris College where he earned a B.S. in Business and Public Policy. Cypress currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where he works as an account coordinator at BuySellAds. 

About Darlington Connects:Darlington Connects

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.

  • Share more about your career in a Darlington Connects spotlight on our website or social media
  • Lend your expertise to a current student or recent graduate
  • Connect with others in your field or your geographic area via our Alumni Directory or our Darlington Connects group on LinkedIn
  • Volunteer to be one of our guest speakers at Career Day

Click here to read more about how to get involved in Darlington Connects and email connect@darlingtonschool.org with questions.  


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). Andrew Beckman, middle grades science teacher, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Fox, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org