Homecoming

homecoming 2016

Homecoming at Shady Side Academy is an honored tradition when the entire SSA community is welcomed back to Pittsburgh and to campus. Join us!

Alumni Events

Alumni Golf Outing

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Get a foursome together and hit the links at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Shotgun start. $150 per person. Call to arrange foursomes.

Pittsburgh Trolley Tour and Lunch

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

A guided tour of Pittsburgh that includes a one-way ride on the Duquense Incline and more. Lunch included at Jerome Bettis' Grille 36. $40 per person. Advance payment required to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.

Alumni Classroom Visits

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8 a.m.

See what it's like to be a SSA student in 2016! Please call to arrange a visit.

Memorial Service

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Join us in remembering SSA alumni who have passed away in the last year.

Alumni and Faculty Mixer

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Meet and greet classmates, teachers and coaches at the adult reception, featuring cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres and showcasing the photography of Jeff Swensen ’82. The Robert E. Walker Award will be presented to Jon Kamin ’91 and the Paul R. Pigman ’52 Prize will be presented to Rachel Tobin ’11. Dessert to follow. $25 per person.

*This event is complimentary for the Classes of 1941 to 1966.

Al Stewart Memorial Shady Stride

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Walk or run the SSA 5K cross country course.

President's Coffee and Conversation

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11 a.m.

Converse with Academy President Tom Cangiano and members of the Board of Visitors, Board of Trustees and Alumni Council. Light refreshments will be served. Children welcome.

Campus Walking Tours

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.

Campus tours will be guided by student ambassadors.

Kids Carnival

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Noon

Petting zoo, inflatable activities, balloon artist and face painting.

Blue & Gold Community Tailgate

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Noon

$10 for adults, $5 for children. Payable at the tent.

*This event is complimentary for the Classes of 1941 to 1966.

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Tailgate

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

The Class of 1966 is invited to a tailgate during the football game in the F. Walter Jones, Jr. Press Box.

Alumni Art Show

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Featuring the photography of Jeff Swensen '82.

Captains' Ceremony

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Introduction of athletic team captains from reunion classes.

Family Events

Pittsburgh Trolley Tour and Lunch

Friday, October 14, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

A guided tour of Pittsburgh that includes a one-way ride on the Duquense Incline and more. Lunch included at Jerome Bettis' Grille 36. $40 per person. Advance payment required to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.

Al Stewart Memorial Shady Stride

Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

Walk or run the SSA 5K cross country course.

President's Coffee and Conversation

Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11 a.m.

Converse with Academy President Tom Cangiano and members of the Board of Visitors, Board of Trustees and Alumni Council. Light refreshments will be served. Children welcome.

Kids Carnival

Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Noon

Petting zoo, inflatable activities, balloon artist and face painting.

Blue & Gold Community Tailgate

Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Noon

$10 for adults, $5 for children. Payable at the tent.

*This event is complimentary for the Classes of 1941 to 1966.

Alumni Art Show

Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 9 a.m.

Featuring the photography of Jeff Swensen '82.

Athletic Contests

SSA varsity athletic teams will compete on Saturday, October 15, to celebrate Homecoming 2016!

    9:30 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Mt. Lebanon

    11:00 a.m. Girls Soccer vs. Burrell

    12:30 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. Vincentian

    2:30 p.m. Football vs. Avonworth

    All events will be held at the Michael J. Farrell Stadium.

    Reunions

    Reunion classes this year include those ending in 1s and 6s, with the Class of 1966 celebrating its 50th reunion and the Class of 1991 celebrating its 25th reunion. We're making plans and scheduling events, which will be posted below. If you are planning a reunion or need more information, contact Lisa Page at lpage@shadysideacademy.org (Classes of 1941-1976) or Sherry Krol at skrol@shadysideacademy.org (Classes of 1981-2011)

    Class of 2011

    Class of 2011 - 5th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 9 p.m.
    William Penn Tavern

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 or skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 2006

    Class of 2006 - 10th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
    Steel Cactus (Rooftop Bar)

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 2001

    Class of 2001 - 15th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.
    Local Brewhouse

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1996

    Class of 1996 - 20th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.
    Social

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1991

    Class of 1991 - 25th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.
    Mad Mex

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 or skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1986

    Class of 1986 - 30th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
    Cornerstone Restaurant

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 or skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1981

    Class of 1981 - 35th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7 p.m.
    Walnut Grill

    Contact Sherry Krol in the Alumni Office at 412-968-3077 or skrol@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1976

    Class of 1976 - 40th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 7 p.m.
    Fox Chapel Golf Club Private Dining Room

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1971

    Class of 1971 - 45th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016,at 6:30 p.m.
    SSA Senior School Campus, Scott Commons

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1966

    Class of 1966 - 50th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 7 p.m.
    Heinz Field, Press Box Dining Room

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1961

    Class of 1961 - 55th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 7 p.m.
    The Duquesne Club, Oliver Room

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1956

    Class of 1956 - 60th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
    Fox Chapel Golf Club

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1951

    Class of 1951 - 65th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
    Fox Chapel Golf Club

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1946

    Class of 1946 - 70th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
    Fox Chapel Golf Club

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Class of 1941

    Class of 1941 - 75th Reunion

    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
    Fox Chapel Golf Club

    Contact Lisa Page in the Alumni Office at 412-447-2252 or lpage@shadysideacademy.org for more information.

    Alumni Awards

    Paul R. Pigman '52 Prize

    A prize, established by the family and friends of Paul R. Pigman '52, is given in his memory to a young alumnus/a (graduated within the last 10 years) whose activities in his/her daily life or profession exemplify strong character and good citizenship. A plaque is awarded to honor that young alumnus/a who, by words and service, calls to mind and demonstrates to all of us the importance of contributing to the world around him/her and doing what is right.

    YearRecipient
    2016Rachel Tobin '11
    Video
    2015John S. Dingess ‘05
    Video
    2014Becky Tisherman '09
    Video
    2013Maj. Benjamin Follansbee '99
    Video
    2012Angela DiGioia, '02
    2011Leah Briston, '06
    2010Rachel C. Wilson, '00
    2009Sloane V. Berrent, '97
    2008Andrew B. Bowman, '98
    2007Charity C. Glass, '01
    2006Dawn L. Teele, '01
    2005David M. Chottiner, '98
    2004Jason A. Lando, '95
    2003Candace M. Otto, '98
    2002Joyce R. Macek, '94
    2001David R. (Bobby) Weill IV, '95
    1999Christopher G. Ward, '96
    1998Arthur S. Gilkes, '93
    1997J. Mi Lee, '90
    1996Marcel Bilbao, '86

    Robert E. Walker Award

    Robert E. Walker Award is given annually to an alumnus/a whose sustained commitment to Shady Side Academy is consistent with the vision of Mr. Robert E. Walker. Mr. Walker was a revered leader of the Academy’s Alumni Office during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was so respected for his work cultivating relationships between SSA and its alumni that in 1969 the Alumni Council created this alumnus of the year award in his name.

    YearRecipient
    2016John Kamin '91
    Video
    2015Louis B. Plung ‘80
    Video
    2014Mike Hannon '74
    Video
    2013Barbara Pippin Thai '83
    Video
    2012Kara Conomikes, '87
    2011Sandra Sauereisen, '84
    2010Jeffrey B. Todd, '85
    2009Fred H. Parkin, '59
    2009John M. Duff Jr., '59
    2008Stephen F. Halpern, '74
    2007Karen (Berman) Ross, '83
    2006George L. Stewart II, '81
    2005Tracy (Prizant) Levy, '84
    2004W. Thomas McGough Jr., '71
    2003George M. Egan, '78
    2002J. Stephen Lee, '77
    2001Michael P. Casey, '70
    2000Stephen H. McKnight, '70
    1999A. Barry Leonard, '54
    1998Robert C. McCarthy Jr., '71
    1997S. Murray Rust Jr., '30
    1996William C. Bickel, '35
    1996James W. Hamilton Jr., '35
    1995Richard Follansbee, '38
    1994Andrew W. Mathieson, '46
    1993Tron McConnell, '71
    1992Karl F. Krieger, '49
    1991John R. Kramer, '57
    1990Paul G. Benedum Jr., '50
    1989John E. Brownell Jr., '50
    1988Henry Posner Jr., '37
    1987G. Nicholas Beckwith III, '63
    1986William P. Getty, '63
    1985William Alvah Stewart III, '53
    1984Paul R. Jenkins, '50
    1983Thomas Todd, '60
    1982John H. Demmler, '50
    1981William E. Bates, '60
    1980Cleveland D. Rea, '31
    1979John P. Davis Jr. , '42
    1978Stanley L. Hahn, '35
    1977Robert A. McLaughlin, '34
    1976Edwin F. Scheetz Jr., '50
    1975John C. Feguson Jr., '50
    1974Edward E. Reick, '46
    1973Stewart H. Steffey, '37
    1972Edgar G. Tchirkow, '27
    1971John B. McClay II, '50
    1970Biddle A. Whigham, '43
    1969Edward A. Irwin, '50
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