Welcome Back, Alumni

Celebrating PDS & USNWelcome Alumni!

The PDS/USN community is grateful for so many engaged alumni who are passionate about our school and generously offer their time and resources to further the school's mission and legacy.

Each student becomes a member of the PDS/USN Alumni Association upon graduating and joins the 4,000+ strong alumni body spread across the globe. We are better for the continued involvement and support of our alumni association and hope you will consider ways in which you might participate and connect with the school and with your fellow alumni. 
In addition to the resources and opportunities listed on this website, there are many ways to stay in touch and involved, including following our multiple social media channels, by visiting our campus, or attending an alumni event in your city. We hope that you'll join us!
Please contact Leigh Ivey Hicks ‘05, Alumni Director, with any questions, to update your contact information, and send us a note about what and how you are doing.

On Edgehill & BeyondAlumni Events

The Alumni & Development Office holds numerous events in Nashville and across the country, culminating in Reunion Weekend every spring. A quick-reference list for the 2023-24 school year is below.
  • Tuesday, October 3 - 5:30-8:00 p.m. - San Francisco Alumni Dinner
  • Friday, October 20 - 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Cafe Artclectic
  • Friday, October 20 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. - ARTbash Alumni Happy Hour
  • Sunday, November 5 - 5:30-8:00 p.m. - Alumni Leadership Dinner
  • Monday, November 6 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - National Alumni Board of Visitors Meeting
  • Saturday, November 18 - 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Theater Alumni Party 
  • Friday, January 5 - 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Young Alumni Party
  • Friday, January 12 - 5:00 p.m - USN Spaghetti Supper & Homecoming Basketball Games
  • Tuesday, February 27 - USN Tiger Give Back
  • Thursday, April 11 - Saturday, April 13 - PDS/USN Reunion 2024
  • Thursday, April 11 - 5:30-8:00 p.m. - Reunion All-Alumni Party
  • Saturday, April 13 - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Reunion Luncheon
  • Tuesday, May 14 - 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Convocation & Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award

List of 5 events.

  • CafĂ© Artclectic

    Café Artclectic brings together parents of alumni, former USN faculty, and Gold Circle alumni for an opportunity to reconnect, enjoy coffee and conversation, and tour the Artclectic gallery with friends.
    Sperling Center - Sperling Gym - 1700
    Susan Chapman
  • ARTbash Alumni Happy Hour

    (Ages 21 and up) PDS/USN Alumni are invited to enjoy drinks, light bites, catching up with classmates and visiting with alumni artists. 
    Sperling Center - Sperling Gym - 1700
    Susan Chapman
  • NABV Meeting

    Main Building - Payne Library Room - 3250
    Leigh Hicks
  • USN Alumni Theater Reception

    Hassenfeld Library Lobby
    Hassenfeld Library - Library Lobby Entrance - 2400
  • Young Alumni Party

    Sperling Center - MS Dining Area - 1790
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List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Anne Westfall

    Anne Westfall 

    Director of Development
    (615) 277-7495
    Vanderbilt University - BS
    At USN since: 1998
  • Photo of Leigh Hicks

    Leigh Hicks 05

    Alumni Director
    SMU - B.A.
    At USN since: 2022
  • Photo of Lorie Strong

    Lorie Strong 

    Director of Annual Giving
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
    Northwestern University - B.S.
    At USN since: 2012
  • Photo of Justin Gung

    Justin Gung 

    Assistant Director of Annual Giving
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
    University of Richmond - B.A.
    Princeton Seminary - M.Div.
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of Carolyn Hyatt

    Carolyn Hyatt 02

    Special Gifts and Donor Relations Director
    Boston University
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of Yuriko Biles

    Yuriko Biles 

    Admin Assistant, Development Office
    University of Tennessee at Knoxville - BA
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of Debra Alberts

    Debra Alberts 

    USNA Office Administrator & Evening Classes Administrator
    (615) 321-8019
    At USN since: 2000
USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.