Selected as Severn School’s New Alumni President

Excited and honored to be Severn School’s new Alumni President! Severn alumni include: moonwalker Buzz Aldrin,  business guru Tom Peters and last, but not least, The Honorable Richard D. Bennett.

Here is the article from Severn’s Bridge magazine:

 

Uniting the Clans

­­Scott MacMullan ’00 is new Alumni Association President

 

Severn’s Alumni Association welcomes a new president this year, Scott MacMullan ‘00. An attorney, Scott started his own practice in Annapolis last year, focusing on civil,

criminal, and family law matters. Recently, Scott was appointed to the Maryland State Bar Association’s judicial appointments committee, where he is interviewing judicial applicants across the state of Maryland and submitting the committee’s confidential findings to the Governor for consideration.

Scott knew he wanted to be a lawyer when he successfully argued for dismissal of a speeding ticket while he was in college.

Scott was, before welcoming Chesapeake Academy into the Severn family, what was known as a Severn lifer, starting in the 6th grade. “I went to Severn for seven years but I made friends for a lifetime,” recalled Scott. “The School has been good to me on both a personal and professional level. It is time to give back.” One of his professional mentors is The Honorable Richard D. Bennett ‘65, a Rolland Teel Distinguished Alumnus. Citing the invaluable advice and guidance he has received from Dick, Scott also noted that “anytime I have reached out to any Severn alum, he/she has always been receptive to me and helpful.”

Scott played varsity lacrosse all four years in the Upper School, leading his teammates as a captain his senior year. He was captain of both the JV and varsity football squads, was a Senior Prefect, and a member of the National Honor Society. “Scott is an outstanding individual to head the Alumni Association,” reflected Mr. John Bodley, Scott’s history teacher and football coach. “He was a great student and three sport athlete. Scott was a team leader that a coach could always rely on.”

Clearly Scott is a natural leader. Severn is delighted that he has agreed to now guide the Alumni Association as it moves into its next century. “Why am I doing this? It’s the same as when I was on the playing field during high school. I want to beat Boys’ Latin, Gilman, Loyola, Georgetown Prep or Landon. And especially that Catholic school by the water in downtown Annapolis. I just want to beat them on a professional level now. To do that, I want to ‘unite the clans’ and bring Severn’s network closer together.”

Scott’s goal is to connect all generations of Severn alumni, with a focus on recent alumni. “If we can engage and unite recent alumni with networking, community service, and career development opportunities, we can continue to build on and leverage Severn’s reputation within the local and world community. The traditional gripe regarding Severn alumni networking has been that Severn isn’t situated in a big city like Baltimore or DC. With new technology, social media and a flattening globalized world, that is no longer an excuse.”

Working with newly appointed Alumni Director Tyler Larkin ’03, Scott is formalizing and focusing the alumni association to build momentum. “The work of the association will provide alumni with the opportunity to take responsibility for the ongoing advancement of the School.”

Most immediately Scott plans to recruit new members to the Alumni Association. To that end, he’s creating four new committees:

  • Communications: strengthen the connection between all alumni and current students, and increase visibility of the Association.
  • Development: increase participation in the Annual Fund.
  • Leadership: recognize outstanding alumni and students who exemplify the mission and values of a Severn School education.
  • Programs: develop new activities to encourage alums to
    reconnect with Severn.

He’d also like to organize a community service event with students and alumni, and to plan a networking Navy lacrosse event in the spring.

All of this takes work and dedicated volunteers. Interested? Please contact Scott MacMullan ’00 (scott@macmullanlaw.com) or Tyler Larkin ’03 (t.larkin@severnschool.com). Meanwhile, join all if us at Severn School in thanking Scott and welcoming him to his new role.

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Judge Richard D. Bennett ’65 and Scott MacMullan