Dona Laughlin served as Director of Alumni for 12 years. She joined the Packer community 29 years ago when her son Colin ’04 entered the Pre-K Threes. She served in almost countless roles over the past 29 years, including as president of the Parent Association, class parent, annual giving volunteer, and, from 1998 to 2006, as a Packer Trustee.
What do you look forward to the most?
For the last 29 years I have taken vacation during school breaks. I will enjoy vacations in October!
What will you miss most?
I will miss the daily contact with the Packer community; my colleagues here at Packer; and especially our truly wonderful alumni. Our alums are such a varied and interesting group of people. and I have had the privilege of knowing some of them since they were 3 years old!
Describe a favorite or memorable moment during your time at Packer.
The times when I have been able to make connections between alumni [are my favorite]. I am often asked to help an alum find a fellow alum in a particular field, and when I can make a connection and the two of them really click, both are better for knowing each other. I love to facilitate those relationships.