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Our Alumni/ae Are Making a Difference.

Few schools of any kind have had as much influence on American culture and values as Andover Newton. Since our establishment in 1807 our graduates have founded churches, schools, seminaries, and colleges; they have also transformed American education, fought on the front lines of the movements for Abolition and Civil Rights, served as presidents of colleges, and created links between people of many backgrounds and faith.

Click on the slideshow at right to see a few ways our alumni/ae are making a difference today.

Our Alumni/Ae

  • class of 2007
    Lisa Bovee-Kemper
    class of 2007

    Lisa Bovee-Kemper, class of 2007, is assistant minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, and is an outspoken participant in that state’s Moral Mondays, a series of nonviolent civil disobedience actions against what organizers call abusive policies by the state government.

  • Debora Jackson
    Class of 2006 and 2012

    Debora Jackson, class of 2006 and 2012, took on the duties of executive director of the Ministers Council in the American Baptist Churches USA in fall 2012. She had previously served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Needham after a career in engineering.

  • Don Ng
    Don Ng
    Class of 1975

    Don Ng, class of 1975, is former vice president and current president of the ABCUSA and pastor of the First Chinese Baptist Church in San Francisco, California. His term of office runs from January 2014 to December 2015.

  • Thomas Gallaudet
    Thomas Gallaudet
    Class of 1814

    Thomas Gallaudet, class of 1814, was the principal developer of what became American Sign Language and a pioneer in education for the Deaf. He established the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut, a K-12 school that was the first of its kind, and one of his sons established Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the first school of higher education specially designed for the Deaf and hearing-impaired. Gallaudet University celebrated its 150th anniversary in the summer of 2014.

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