Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Alumni Association Updates

Greetings, Fellow Walnuts!


Now several years old, Walnut Hill's revitalized Alumni Association has been busy working toward its goal of building a more robust and active alumni community. We'd love to have you involved! Here's a short list of some ongoing and near-term initiatives:

  • Admissions Ambassador: Walnut Hill needs our help reaching potential new Walnuts across the nation. Volunteer to visit school fairs or conduct interviews with prospective students in your region. To find out more, contact: Assistant Director of Admission Dempsey Schott '14 at
  • Class Agent: We'd love to have at least one agent from every year who can help keep their class updated with news and events.
  • Volunteer for Telethon: This year's Telethon is December 8, from 4:00 to 8:00pm. We're looking for on-camera performers as well as behind-the-scenes callers. Note: You don't need to be on campus. Send in a video or call/text from home. To volunteer, please contact Garrett Murphy '08 at


The Alumni Association has also launched four targeted committees designed to take a deeper dive into how the School can strengthen alumni connections in the areas of Fellowship, Marketing/PR, Fundraising, and Program. Here are some of their emerging proposals:

  • Fellowship – Establish a Career Network allowing students and alumni to connect with others in their fields both in and outside the arts.
  • Marketing/PR – Strengthen alumni online presence by launching a branded Instagram account or YouTube channel, where alumni could share work, news, and events.
  • Fundraising - Beyond the Buck: Explore ways to increase alumni giving and expand the ways in which alumni can give back by volunteering their time and experience.
  • Program - Master classes and more: Mine ideas for alumni to share their expertise with students on campus through master classes, artist-in-residence opportunities, or performances.


We'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to learn more about or become involved with any of these initiatives, or have other ideas or news, please let us know. We hope to see you at our next open Alumni Association meeting at Reunion on May 15, 2020.




Walnut Hill Alumni Association Co-Chairs

Vangie Delgado '11

Justine Hand '88

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