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Support Our Dwight Alumni-Owned Small Businesses!

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are displaying great courage as they evolve and persevere, including our alumni! We're pleased to share a new online directory of alumni-owned small businesses. 

Our Directory


Postponed — please stay tuned for a new date! 

We're pleased to announce our inaugural networking event for alumni to meet fellow female graduates.

This event is complimentary and you must be 21 and over to attend.

Alumni, please complete our survey!

Alumni survey

We believe that your connection to the School, your classmates, and other alumni should not stop at graduation. We hope to engage more alumni in our current programs, provide career and networking opportunities, and reconnect you with your classmates and the entire Dwight community. 

Our NEW Alumni Portal

Alumni Rooftop Garden

Tom and Serge — Together Again at Dwight!

Over the course of our school’s illustrious history, graduates have made their marks on the world as leading authors and journalists, including Walter Lippmann and Truman Capote. Extending that great tradition are alumni from more recent generations, including Tom Barbash and Serge Kovaleski — who are also classmates and graduated in 1979. They are coming back to campus in celebration of the publication of Tom’s latest novel, The Dakota Winters.

About Our Speakers

Tom Barbash is also the author of the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance, winner of the California Book Award, and the short story collection Stay Up with Me, which was a national bestseller and was nominated for the Folio Prize. His nonfiction book, On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11; A Story of Loss and Renewal, was a New York Times bestseller. He currently teaches in the MFA program at California College of the Arts. 

Serge Kovaleski is an investigative reporter on the National Desk at The New York Times. He was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news as part of the Metro team that covered the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal. He was a Pulitzer finalist in the same category in 2018 with other national staff for coverage of the Las Vegas massacre; as well as in 2008 for the Metro Desk’s coverage of one of the deadliest residential fires in New York’s history. Serge was one of the Times’ journalists awarded the 2015 Polk Award for Military Reporting for their investigation into U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six.

We had the pleasure of profiling Serge for Dwight Today — read more about him and his journey beginning back in the day!

An Alumnus Honors Chancellor Spahn's 50 Years in Education
Colleen Barry ’99a gifted and acclaimed professional artist, who painted Chancellor Spahn’s portrait in honor of his 50th anniversary, shared her memories of his support and what inspired her rendering. 


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Dwight Alumni-Owned Small Businesses

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners, including our alumni, are displaying great courage as they evolve and persevere. We’ve created an online directory of alumni-owned small businesses.

Learn More

Notable Alumni

Dwight, Franklin, and Anglo-American alums have used their sparks of genius to change the world as innovators, educators, politicians, journalists, artists, and more.

Some of our notable alumni are:

  • Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood
  • Serge Kovaleski, '79, Pulitzer Prize Winner, New York Times reporter
  • Kamara James, U.S. Olympic fencer
  • Race Imboden, U.S. Olympic fencer; currently ranked #1 in the world
  • Roy Lichtenstein, founder of the American pop art movement
  • Fabrizio Moretti, drummer in The Strokes
  • Paul Strauss, U.S. Senator
  • Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel), leading actor in the Fast and Furious movies
  • Hal Prince, Tony award-winning theatrical producer and director