Welcome Alumnae!

This is your place for staying connected.

The Alumnae Association is committed to helping you stay connected with friends, classmates and teachers as well as keeping you informed about the latest school news. Since its inception in 1897, the Alumnae Association has fostered a feeling of kinship to the school. You are united through your connection to Agnes Irwin and the experiences you shared. We hope that this online resource will enhance your alumnae experience in networking with other AIS women. 

  

Owls for Life

Once an Owl, always an Owl. And long after graduation, our alumnae continue to impact Agnes Irwin. 
 

Alumnae Board

The Agnes Irwin School Alumnae Association has a rich history dating back to 1897, just 28 years after the school was founded. Today, it is led by the Alumnae Board. The Alumnae Board works as a partner with the school to enrich the cultural life of AIS, and fosters alumnae interaction and participation in the school community.

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Alumnae Advisory Council

The National Alumnae Advisory Council serves in an advisory role assisting the Board of Trustees, the Head of School and other school constituencies with advice, counsel and service on matters affecting the general vitality of the AIS. The Council consists of a small distinguished group of alumnae representing six decades of Irwin’s women with a shared experience of having attended AIS.

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Alumnae Awards

The Agnes Irwin School Alumnae Awards including the Margaretta Anspach Willing Award, the M. Penney Moss Award, the Alumnae Award, and the Heather B. Thiermann ’81 Young Alumnae Award, and the Athletic Hall of Fame recognize and honor members of the Agnes Irwin community who have made significant contributions in various fields. 


Alumnae Spotlight

Neveen Mahmoud ’07

Neveen Mahmoud ’07

Was there an AIS teacher who particularly influenced you?
In all sincerity, every person inside the walls of Agnes Irwin was of particular influence to me. I cherish the unique relationships that I formed in those buildings, all of which made me who I am today, and all of which I am deeply grateful for to this day. If I had to pick just one person, I would say that Mrs. Lynch had a particularly strong influence on me. She was a strict disciplinarian and the most encouraging mentor all wrapped into one. I remember an exceptional amount of information that I learned in her classroom because she really nurtured and challenged me. Thank you Mrs. Lynch!

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Jennifer Creary '93

Jennifer Creary '93

What's one way your AIS experience has impacted you personally or professionally?
I knew I was in a good place when I switched to AIS in the middle of seventh grade. I met girls with confidence and was around students that challenged each other everyday. AIS really made me a strong thinker, inspired me to pursue my goals and made college feel like a breeze. After going to numerous computer conferences I've noticed that I'm still in a very male-dominated field, but I never hesitate to speak up or voice my opinion.

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Carol Boerner '68

Carol Boerner '68, MD

What's one way your AIS experience has impacted you personally or professionally?
The intellectual discipline has been invaluable. The ability to write coherently, drilled into me until it came naturally, was so important. I have authored many medical articles; more than one editor has told me how nice it was to read the work of a doctor written in good English. I called Mrs. Trickey immediately to relay that message. Learning to synthesize what I have read into a viable synopsis has also been an invaluable skill.

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Maxine Zhang Schaefer '01

Maxine Zhang Schaefer '01

What's one way your AIS experience has impacted you personally or professionally?
More than I can put in writing! In retrospect, AIS was a crucible of personal and professional development, even more so than Brown. Upper school was an intensely challenging four years academically, so I entered college well-prepared. Mr. Frank used to say "chance favors the prepared mind," and this was true for me in the sense that my AIS education ensured that the academic part of college would be easy for me, which freed up time and energy to pursue research positions with professors and internships with companies, which gave me a step-up professionally when I graduated from Brown.

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