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Category: Alumni

Crais Family Tech Center Named

The Crais Family Tech Center was named today in honor of one of Lausanne’s most longest serving staff members. A 27-year veteran of the school, Stewart Crais, Lausanne's Director of Operations, has been an important part of the school’s growth and use of technology over the past two decades. "Lausanne has been integrated into all facets of my life for these many years," shared Stewart. "The school has grown and matured, but we have never wavered from our ... Read More

Lauren Avant Sumski Named 2021 Chair Of Ideas

Lausanne welcomed back alumna Lauren Avant Sumski '10 on Monday to honor her as the 2021 Chair of Ideas.  The Chair of Ideas is a Lausanne tradition and a much anticipated annual event. It is awarded each year to an individual who embodies the characteristics and values represented by The Lausanne Way through their actions and accomplishments. One of the school’s most prestigious honors, the title has been awarded 24 times since 1994 to Lausanne alumni and other dist... Read More
at Monday, March 1, 2021

Empowered to Animate

We entered the front of a nondescript warehouse in Burbank, California and stood there blinking as our eyes adjusted. A friendly receptionist sat on the other side of the desk, smiling as she asked who we were there to meet.  “Melissa Shepherd,” I explained, and she directed us to the sign-in keypads with a smile. My daughter, Madeline Smith ’19, was trying to figure out which college to attend in her quest to become an animator.  We traveled to California to tou... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Monday, November 11, 2019

Lausanne Hosts Young Alumni Panel

On Friday, January 4, Lausanne kicked off the year by welcoming back eight alumni who spoke to our Upper School students during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel as part of Young Alumni Day. The graduates, ranging from the classes of 2009-2018, shared about the experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. They answered questions about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently ... Read More
at Friday, January 4, 2019

Joan Jeanrenaud '73: 2018 Chair of Ideas

Chair Of Ideas 2018 (Joan Dutcher Jeanrenaud ’73) from Lausanne Collegiate School on Vimeo. Established in 1992, the Lausanne Chair of Ideas tradition has been a much anticipated annual event. This year, we welcomed world-renowned cellist and Lausanne alumna, Joan Dutcher Jeanrenaud ’73, from San Francisco, Calif. Ms. Jeanrenaud spoke on Monday, March 5 to our Upper School and shared how her time on this campus had opened many doors for her successful career. She cha... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lynx Alumni Return for Panel

We kicked-off the new year by welcoming back seven alumni who spoke to our Upper School students during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel today. The graduates, ranging from the classes of 2009-2017, shared about their experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. They answered questions asked by our students about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently if they were to go thr... Read More
at Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Congratulations Lausanne Class of 2017!

The Lausanne class of 2017 was celebrated in a big way this past weekend. Our 92 seniors arrived on campus the next day, Sunday, May 28, as students and left as alumni.On Saturday, May 27, we welcomed family and friends of the Lausanne community to campus for Baccalaureate. Lausanne alumna Esperanza King '06 gave the Baccalaureate address to the soon-to-be graduates. After the ceremony, a reception was held in Tully Dining Hall to honor the graduating class. After the cla... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, May 31, 2017