Alumni Stories

Spring 2012 Alumni Writing Contest Winners

by Lynn Bell

The Curry School magazine invites alumni to share a story through a new semi-annual writing contest. Winning entries in each of three categories were selected by the Curry School Engagement Committee in February, and you can read these delightful essays exclusively here.


Alexa FrisbieWinning Author: Alexa Frisbie (M.T. ’91)


Suzanne C. HarknessWinning Author: Suzanne C. Harkness (M.Ed. ’70, Ed.D. ’73 Couns Ed)
“Memories of Curry and Prof. Jeannette Brown”

Experience of a New Professional

Kathryn SchumannWinning Author: Kathryn Schumann (M.T. ’10 Soc St Ed)
“Know Your Students”

Honorable Mention Essays

Author: Bert Hudnall (M.Ed. ’66)
“Retirement Can Be Just the Beginning”

Author: LeSean Carey (M.T. ’10 English Ed)
“Did I Use My Teacher Voice?

We hope to include more Curry alumni essays in the fall 2012 issue of the Curry magazine. Learn how you can enter before the August 15, 2012, deadline!

Alumni News

by Lynn Bell

Class Notes

Since April 2011, more than 400 alumni have submitted class notes. Find your friends and colleagues at /classnotes

Thomas Jefferson Society Luncheon at Curry

The Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni encompasses all alumni who graduated from the University of Virginia 50 or more years ago. At each year’s TJ Society Reunion, the Curry School honors its alumni with a special luncheon and presentation by Dean Bob Pianta. At the upcoming TJ Society Reunion on May 14-16, the class of 1962 will be inducted.

To attend the Curry School luncheon in Bavaro Hall at noon on May 16, call the Curry School Foundation office at 434-924-0854 or email

U.Va. Reunions and Curry School Luncheon

May 31 – June 3
This year’s U.Va. reunion weekend will provide lots of fun opportunities to Reconnect, Explore, Learn and Enjoy Night Life and Family Fun.

The Curry School will host a luncheon at Dean Bob Pianta’s Pavilion I home on Saturday, June 2, at noon.

Find more information and register for the Curry luncheon at