Alumni

Alumni celebrate at luncheon
Alumni under the tent smile at reunion

Connections that last for life.

Landon has more than 3,900 alumni living in 44 states and 20 countries. 

Landon alumni are internationally renowned musicians, CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, legislators, professional athletes, legal experts, and so much more. But at our core, we are Landon Bears, and we are always willing to help fellow alumni with life advice or career guidance.  

Whatever path a Landon boy chooses in life, he will have the support of Bears everywhere because they trust the character, intellect, and work ethic that stem from this shared experience. 

Stephen Gordon and family at alumni luncheon
The ten formative years I spent at Landon gave me structure, consistent support, love, and discipline. It gave me a solid foundation based on the core values of honor, respect, and service to others. It’s hard to adequately measure how Landon has positively shaped my life.

- stephen gordon, SR. '75

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Events 

Alumni celebrate 50th reunion

Join us!

Landon is traveling to three cities this year to meet with alumni. Please check out the information below about our "Landon on the Road" events. 

Alumni Calendar

Grizzly Bear Alumni Luncheon
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Banfield Alumni Room Patio
Jacoby Cup Tennis Tournament
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Jacoby Tennis Courts

2023 Homecoming and Reunions

balloons
bear on track and field
plaid shirt
standing on a wall
orange wall
white brick wall
sitting in chair
reunion text book
group picture
mint green hat
L landon sign
water bottle
gray vest
gold handle
gray jacket
black shirt
white hat
golf cart
yellow shirt
scarf
yellow shirt
yellow table cloth
family
reunion
vest
white tent
nine men

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Stay Connected

Farmhouse

Welcome Home

While the White Rocks, The Farmhouse, and all our brick buildings serve as constant reminders of the tradition of excellence that has permeated our institution for generations, your deepest ties to Landon are likely formed in the fond memories of influential faculty and impactful friendships. Landon School graduates have made their mark not only in each other’s lives, but also on the wider world for nearly a century. 

If you’ve fallen out of touch, we welcome you home to Landon. Come see how our mission is inspiring a new generation. Please submit updates on your life, provides us with contact information so you receive our newsletters and magazines, and connect with our Landon alumni.

Have you joined Landon's dedicated alumni networking platform for job postings, discussions, mentoring and more? Join the 465+ members and spread the word among fellow Bears!

Michael Banks sits on chair

Photo Credit: Washington Luxury

Having lost my father, Landon was a savior for me as a young boy. Landon served as a second family to me. My Landon friends have been there for me. They show up, and showing up is what matters most. To the teachers, coaches, parents, and classmates, I can only say—I am sincerely grateful.

- Michael Banks '92

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Alumni Groups

New York Bears

Our New York alumni group (New York-New Jersey-Connecticut) attends hockey games, enjoys dinner at restaurants owned by alumni, and more.

 

Bay Area Bears 

Our West Coast alumni living in the San Francisco area come together for sporting events, dinners, business meet-and-greets and other events to make connections.

 

Grizzly Bears

The Grizzly Bears comprise alumni who graduated from Landon 50 or more years ago. They get together for receptions, meetings and other events on campus.

 

U.S. Bears

Our United States Bears group connects alumni who serve or have served in the military, including Landon founder Paul Banfield, who served in World War II.

 

Interested in more information about our alumni groups?
Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@landon.net.

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Give

Alumni laugh at luncheon

Support Landon

Landon relies on the generosity of its alumni to continue its mission to prepare future generations of boys to become responsible, caring, and accomplished men.

Alumni contributions directly benefit the experience of our boys by increasing our ability to fund scholarships, retain impactful faculty, and make investments in academic, arts, and athletic facilities. 

Campaign for Landon

Building for the Future

As we look forward to Landon's centennial and beyond, we see the necessity to address pressing facility, endowment, and annual giving needs to ensure we can live our mission to the fullest, both now and in the future. To that end, we have launched a campaign to raise $50 to support and amplify the values we hold dear.

 

campaign for landon

 

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Alumni Spotlights

Dr. Robert McLean '80

“You learn how to manage your energy, and then channel it into the right places. That’s what makes change possible.”

After four years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school – including clinical rotations – three years of residency, and an additional two years of studying his subspecialty, rheumatology, Dr. Robert McLean ’80 learned how to direct his energy toward big goals.

Read More about Dr. Robert McLean '80
Issa Mudashiru '21

Issa Mudashiru'21 was a highly recruited soccer player his senior year at Landon.  Having offers that included full rides through scholarships, financial aid, or both at Stanford, Columbia, Duke, and Princeton, his decision was not easy.  All are excellent schools and are considered some of the best in the nation, but Issa loved Princeton from the beginning and decided to enroll as a Tiger for the following reasons.   

Read More about Issa Mudashiru '21
Timothy Temple '54

Tim Temple, Landon Class of 1954, has led a very interesting life. Tim left Trinity College after being drafted into the U.S. Army his junior year. “I loved playing bridge. I loved it too much, in fact, and paid the price my junior year as my grades suffered. But going into the Army changed my life and set me on a great path. My entrance exam placed me in the top 2% of draftees at the time, so I ended up overseas engaged in some very exciting work.”

Read More about Timothy Temple '54

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Alumni Awards

Award Winners

The Anthony Edward Kupka ’64 Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Anthony Edward Kupka ’64 Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented annually at the holiday luncheon to an alumnus who has been selected to receive it by the Awards Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The award was established in 1981 in memory of Buddy Kupka ’64 who was killed in the Vietnam War. 

 

Nominate an Alumnus

 

The W. Landon Banfield ’50 Award for Outstanding Service 

This award is bestowed annually at the holiday luncheon on an alumnus who, through the years, has been selflessly devoted to the development of Landon School and the well-being of its boys. The award is named in honor of  Dr. W. Landon Banfield ’50 for his tireless dedication to the preservation of the Landon tradition.


Nominate an Alumnus

Mark Knebel and family eat dinner
Landon will always be a special place for our family. I find myself looking for reasons to return to campus and catch up with people like Steve Sorkin, Rob Bordley, and Bill Zaiser. Landon has done a fantastic job shaping my two boys (’21 and ’22). I look forward to staying connected through the Alumni Board.

- mark knebel '88

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Alumni Board

The purpose of the Landon School Alumni Association is to engage the alumni in meaningful ways, provide opportunities for alumni to connect to Landon and one another, and invest broadly in Landon and its future. Please see the profiles below to learn more about the current members of the Alumni Board.  

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Contact

Mr. Rob Bordley

Mr. Rob Bordley

Alumni Ambassador
Ms. Maria Femiano

Ms. Maria Femiano

Development and Special Events Associate
Dr. Peter Gallo

Dr. Peter Gallo

Director of Development
Mrs. Liz Hudson

Mrs. Liz Hudson

Assistant Director of Development for Analytics, Publications, and Endowment
Mr. Mike McCabe

Mr. Mike McCabe

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Mrs. Loretta Menzen

Mrs. Loretta Menzen

Director of Development Operations
Mr. Lucas Metropulos

Mr. Lucas Metropulos

Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Mrs. Cindy Peters

Mrs. Cindy Peters

Director of Special Events
Ms. Joan Vassos

Ms. Joan Vassos

Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Associate

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