Alumni Highlights!

As a proud graduate of Brookstone School and now the mother of one, I can tell you one thing, Brookstone alumni are out to leave their mark and make this world a better place.  And nothing gives me more pleasure than to showcase two of our very own that were highlighted in today’s Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

The first is Miss Brian Kalpen, Class of 2015.


In January, she won the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama, and just recently finished in the top ten NATIONALLY.  That is pretty remarkable.  Congratulations to you, Bria.  We could not be prouder and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.  To read more about her story and this incredible honor, you can click here.  Way to go, Bria!

Also in today’s paper is a beautiful interview with Elizabeth Barker, executive director of the Historic Columbus Foundation, and proud member of the Class of 1989.  You can see the video interview by clicking here.


For all of you who enjoy the amazing things that are happening in downtown Columbus right now, please take a moment to realize the impact that Elizabeth has had on that.  Under her leadership, the preservation of so much of our history has been in the forefront of our collective city consciousness.  Indeed, generations of those of us who call Columbus home are truly grateful.  Elizabeth, you make us proud.

And though I am a few weeks late in pointing out this honor, hats off to Lindsey Epperly, Class of  2007!


Lindsey, owner of Epperly Travel, was recently named to JEZEBEL Magazine’s top ten “Trail Blazing 10” in Atlanta.  The magazine honors ten business men and women in Atlanta who are using their businesses to better their community.  Read more about her work by clicking here.  Lindsay, keep doing what you do!  It truly matters!

Again, congratulations to these wonderful women for their recent recognitions!  They are well deserved!  And stay tuned for more alumni updates because Brookstone alums are doing AMAZING THINGS!!!

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