Last spring, all of Providence Day’s eyes were on the NFL draft. For the first time a PD alumnus was set to be a top-10 pick.
Anna Cockrell ’16 had a big year in 2021: She won two national championships in 100 meter and 400 meter hurdles competing on the University of Southern California track team. Then, it was on to the summer Olympics in Tokyo, where she represented Team USA and won two heats to
make it to the 400 meter hurdle finals.
Coleman Russell ’09 and Maggie Ruff ’09 find themselves together a lot these days, but that’s nothing new. An alphabetical connection that kept them side-by-side during their PD years led them to a new idea that has made them business partners in a pet-care sector that’s growing by leaps and bounds.
Perhaps no one knows the impact of a Providence Day education more than Charger alumni. For Board of Alumni members Mahari Conston Freeman ’12 and Amanda Golmont Schneider ’04, who serve as Alumni Giving Co-chairs, volunteering gives them the opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater and express their gratitude for the experiences they had at PD.
Providence Day School now employs 31 alumni, the highest number on record, in a variety of roles across the school. Each of the faculty and staff alumni were given a chance to answer questions about their experience at the school, and here is a sampling of their thoughts: