Here at Woodward Academy, we prepare each of our students to find their own best fit in a college, a career, and in the world at large. The benefits of learning within our culture of wise guidance, global possibility, authentic diversity, and continual service to others are evident in the lives of our alumni long after graduation. Woodward’s core values of excellence, character, and opportunity carry our graduates far on the path of thoughtful leadership and personal achievement. But don’t take it from us. Here are stories from a handful of our more than 10,000 alumni doing great work across the globe:

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Distinguished Alumni award


Each year, we honor alumni who exemplify the values expressed in the Woodward vision and/or provide exceptional services to the school by presenting them with Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus and Alumni Service Awards.

Distinguished Alumni & Alumni Service Award Recipients

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Robert E. Bowers

Robert E. Bowers

Class of 1974
Certified Public Accountant, Chief Financial Officer, WA Governing Board Member
Scott Budnick

Scott Budnick

Class of 1995
Film Producer, Founder, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
Mason Lee Cardwell

Mason Lee Cardwell

Class of 1998
Real Estate Broker, WA Governing Board Member
Chip Cary

Chip Cary

Class of 2015
Duke University
Erin Skinner Cochran

Erin Skinner Cochran

Class of 2000
VP Communications - World Food Program USA
Alok Deshpande

Alok Deshpande

Class of 1994
CEO at SmartPath Financial Education
Dr. Xavier A. Duralde M.D.

Dr. Xavier A. Duralde M.D.

Class of 1976
Orthopedic Surgeon, WA Governing Board Member
Dr. Nancy Howard Gallups

Dr. Nancy Howard Gallups

Class of 1984
Doctor, WA Governing Board Member
Kelly Guest

Kelly Guest

Class of 2013
Georgetown University
Jim Haynes

Jim Haynes

Class of 1952
Artist, Writer, Theatre, Culture, Expat
Jo Cranford Hodges

Jo Cranford Hodges

Class of 1996
Consultant, WA Governing Board Member
Howard, Anita Hsu

Howard, Anita Hsu

Class of 1995
Entrepreneurs, Owners - Gezzo's Surf & Grill, Sweet Auburn BBQ, Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market
Ben F. Johnson III

Ben F. Johnson III

Class of 1961
Retired Managing Partner, Alston & Bird Law Firm, WA Governing Board Member
Will Jones

Will Jones

Class of 1984
Executive Director, Augusta National Golf Club
William Burton Jones

William Burton Jones

Class of 1998
Senator - Georgia
Roshni Kailar

Roshni Kailar

Class of 2016
University of Pennsylvania
David McKenney

David McKenney

Class of 1956
Mechanical Engineer & CEO
Mary S. Moore

Mary S. Moore

Class of 1987
Founder, CEO The Cook's Warehouse, WA Governing Board Member
Sathvik Namburar

Sathvik Namburar

Class of 2014
Johns Hopkins University
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