Alumni

From your time as a student to your post-graduate experience as an alumni, Roycemore’s support continues! Roycemore is always glad to hear from Griffins! We would love to help you find ways to stay connected to your classmates and Roycemore.

Roycemore Alumni

Once a Griffin, always a Griffin! Roycemore alumni of all years and of any tenure are invited to participate in the Roycemore Alumni Association.

The Alumni Association works to assist and connect members with one and other, as well as join in efforts to support Roycemore School. Membership is automatically granted, but we would love to hear from you. Fill out this form or contact Alumni Association Liaison Sara Keely McGuire, Director of Development, at smcguire@roycemoreschool.me.

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Celebrating A Milestone Reunion?

 Would you like to include a tour of the new school or see what the old building holds today for a reunion? We can help and we would love to see you. Contact Sara Keely McGuire at 847-866-6055 or smcguire@roycemoreschool.me.

Roycemore Royal 7

Alumni who donate $7 x the number of years since they graduated are recognized through the Royal Seven Club. The most recent grads qualify upon giving $7. Someone who graduated 10 years ago would qualify with a gift of $70. Consider a gift to Roycemore today and join the fun!

Our Alumni: In Their Own Words

Agnes Kolbeck '08
Dr. Terry Gdoutos '05
Christopher Deutsch ‘93

Agnes Kolbeck '08

Roycemore Alum Agnes Kolbeck (née Robin Mahung) is Program Director for the Lexington chapter of Youth Advocate Programs – a non-profit agency that works with high risk youth and families around the U.S. and abroad. After leaving Roycemore, she attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and studied Developmental Psychology, Child Development, and Social Work. Immediately upon graduation, she began her Masters program in Children’s Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, completing her thesis on Restorative Justice in 2014. 

Thinking back on my time at Roycemore, I most value how my teachers were collaborators in my education. They didn’t tell me what to do or how to do it – they sought out my strengths and used them to help me excel. My experience in expecting and advocating for teamwork from those in leadership roles has served me far beyond my years at Roycemore and presented me with opportunities that my peers have missed out on – both academically and professionally. I think more impersonal school settings can sometimes discourage students from asking ‘why’ and digging deeper in ways that Roycemore definitely encouraged me to do.”

Dr. Terry Gdoutos '05

Dr. Terry Gdoutos is a Research Scientist in Aerospace at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, CA, where he designs, analyzes, and develops structural systems for lightweight spacecraft, designed to beam solar energy to Earth, providing limitless power to the planet. After graduating from Roycemore in 2005, he studied Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University, earning two BS degrees, and subsequently obtained his PhD in Aeronautics from Caltech.

When I remember my years at Roycemore, it is clear to me that Roycemore’s culture of excellence and individuality has positively shaped my life since graduation. Roycemore emphasized learning through discovery, critical thinking, and challenging oneself; values that have remained with me to this day. Outside the classroom, the opportunities to build friendships through the extracurricular activities offered also shaped my character and proved to be invaluable, particularly through soccer, baseball (which I had never played before), and scholastic bowl. Through my January Short Term projects, I learned and was inspired by the logic behind how computers operate, and went on to study Computer Science in college. I still remember how I learned to critically analyze film on another JST project. Roycemore provided me with a truly unique experience. 

Christopher Deutsch '93

Christopher Deutsch has spent over 20 years investing in and working with early-stage startups in ecommerce, enterprise software, social media and consumer internet.  He has been founder, co-founder or founding team member of numerous angel and VC-backed ventures where his responsibilities have included marketing, product development, fundraising, business development and M&A.  After graduating from Roycemore in 1993, Chris received his BA in Economics from Vassar College, where he played varsity lacrosse, basketball and rugby.

Roycemore was much more for me than just a series of challenging courses, competitive teams, brilliant teachers, dedicated coaches, extravagant Palio performances, and clandestine trips to D&D Dogs between periods. Roycemore was, and continues to be, a vibrant, stimulating and diverse community with a wide range of subjects, activities and sports to explore. Not to mention, January Short Term, which I’d look forward to every year. Whether it was living with a French family in Paris, winter ecology and hiking with Mr. Spica in Wisconsin, recreating Normandy’s D-Day invasion, or learning how to run a snowboard shop as an independent study on entrepreneurship, I was able to pique interests, gain international exposure and build lifelong memories.