We are welcoming our largest ever crowd to return to Williams Hill as we celebrate the current reunion classes and make up for lost time with those classes that we have been unable to host in person!
Alumni from the Classes of 2017 through 1942 and all classes in between ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, or 7 should plan to celebrate these milestones with us.
Whether you are celebrating your 5th or 80th Reunion, this is an opportunity to reminisce about the place it all began, reconnect with classmates, fellow alumni and faculty, and make new memories. Join us for the alumni parade, classes with faculty in Armour Academic Center, meals on Baxter Lawn and in Armstrong Dining Hall, stickball on the quad, dancing under the tent and so much more.
Questions? Contact Thea Leach, Director of Advancement Programs and Events at (860) 408-3724.
The Westminster School community can use a new networking platform to connect with fellow Martlets, parents, faculty and staff.
The Graduway network brings the community together by providing a running feed of campus updates, interesting content, photos and information about events both on and off Williams Hill.
The opt-in directory allows registered members to connect with the Westminster community around the world. Members can discover professional opportunities, including our mentorship program, and have access to a job board with Martlets who are willing to help. Join the different groups and engage with members who share the same class, interests, careers, industries and locations as you.
Note: The Westminster Online Community will replace Alumnifire. For those of you who were registered members of Alumnifire, we hope you will enjoy this new platform!
Welcome from Cris Gomez '10, Director of Alumni Relations
In what has become a new tradition during Parents and Family Weekend, alumni with children currently enrolled at Westminster take a group photo in front of Cushing. This year alone, we have 46 students whose parents attended Westminster. This speaks volumes about the connection and trust that alumni enjoy with the school.
Whether you graduated this past spring or are quickly approaching a milestone reunion, Westminster has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on your growth and your values. However, it is only with the benefit of hindsight and reflection that we alumni can really start to appreciate the ways in which the school has altered our lives and improved our well-being in an indelible way.
I came to Westminster in the mid-'90s as a city kid expecting four years of a challenging education. What I received instead was a thorough exploration of my potential. The community of teachers, coaches, classmates, and administrators challenged my comfort zones in the classroom, in the dormitory, and on the athletic fields. Subjects like calculus, sports like swimming, and extracurriculars involving public speaking were only possible to try because I knew that I always had the community to catch me if I failed. Without that sturdy safety net, the risk of failure would have been too great and the opportunity to push through my boundaries would have been lost.
One of my teachers once said, "Nothing worthwhile is easy." As active alumni, we have the ability to grow our community’s impact and continue to pave the way for generations of future Marlets through work and involvement. I encourage you to explore the various ways to lend your support — whether it’s through financial support, volunteering time, or simply social engagement. All of these actions are essential to ensuring that others will have the same ability to explore their own potential — learning to lose with grit and to win with grace.
Following his 2010 graduation from Westminster, where he served as head prefect, Cris earned a B.A. in politics and international affairs with double minors in Latin American studies and international studies at Wake Forest University. While a student there, he served as a peer ambassador for the university’s international study programs and was a member of the executive board of Sigma Chi fraternity.
For two years, Cris was a teacher with Teach for America at Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary School in New York City. He managed a classroom of 25 students, created weekly lesson plans and analyzed data to ensure students met rigorous proficiency requirements in mathematics and reading. During his time with Teach for America, he earned an M.Ed. at Fordham University.
Upon his return to Westminster in 2016, Cris served one year as associate director of admissions before assuming the role of director of young alumni programs and assistant director of leadership gifts in the Advancement Office. After a brief interlude at GiveCampus, an education technology startup, Cris returned to Westminster in fall 2020 to serve as director of alumni relations.
Cris’ interests include watching the New York Yankees and the Colombian national soccer team. He also enjoys traveling all over the world, especially Colombia where he gets to spend time with his family.
Kelsey O'Brien 11
Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts, Director of the Young Alumni Program
Kelsey is a 2011 graduate of Westminster, where she was a member of First Girls’ Hockey, First Girls’ Lacrosse, and Black and Gold. She returns to Westminster as assistant director of leadership gifts in the Advancement Office. Previously, Kelsey was an advancement officer at Middlesex School where she served as a prospect manager, co-head of the school’s giving day, created communications, attended events, oversaw classes for reunions, worked closely with young alumni and assisted with stewardship. She has also worked as a development associate for three years at Belmont Hill School, where she supported the annual fund team, worked with young alumni, planned and ran alumni events, met with alumni and worked with the senior class on a gift to the school. Outside of education, she has worked as a showroom manager with Knoll Inc. in Boston and as a research associate in the retail and consumer practice group of DHR International.
While a student at Wheaton College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history, Kelsey was a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team and a First Year Ambassador. She also spent a semester studying abroad at the University College Cork, in Ireland.
Kelsey loves running and hiking and has run the Boston Marathon twice. She also likes spending time at her parents’ house in Vermont and is very excited to be back at her alma mater.
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