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Mr. Joseph Gillette ’82 Named as Alumnus of the Year

WORMLEYSBURG, PA – The Harrisburg Academy Alumni Council has selected Mr. Joseph Gillette ’82 as the Alumnus of the Year and featured speaker for the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony in June.  Gillette is currently Chairman and CEO of Stage 2 Networks, a leading provider of voice and data services for business customers in the New York City metropolitan area. While attending Harrisburg Academy, Gillette was at the forefront of the student body, contributing to diverse activities throughout the years. As an athlete, Gillette participated in a sport every season in all four years of high school and was awarded the Sports Club Trophy as a senior. He was also a member of the student council, drama club, and yearbook staff while retaining a strong academic performance.

After graduating from the Academy, Gillette attended the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in English.  Joe tried out for Penn’s Division I lacrosse team, and made the team as a walk-on.  By his senior year he was elected captain by his teammates, and made significant contributions on the field. In addition to his role at Stage 2 Networks, Gillette co-founded the Cloud Communications Alliance with other regionally successful telecommunications companies.  He currently serves on the Alliance Board, as well as on the boards of two other privately held telecommunications companies in the NY metro area.

Gillette lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with his wife, Lisa and their three sons.  He has found time to maintain ties to Harrisburg Academy. Over the years he has attended numerous alumni events, played in The Harrisburg Academy Golf Classic to support student scholarships, was inducted into the Harrisburg Academy Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004, and served on the Harrisburg Academy Athletics Hall of Fame committee in 2006 and 2007.  He is a current member of the Board of Trustees, and serves as

President of the Alumni Council. Gillette has been an outstanding member of the Harrisburg Academy community throughout high school, as a college student, and now as a successful businessman. The Academy is privileged to have his insight, enthusiasm, and dedication to his alma mater. Harrisburg Academy challenges and inspires children in preschool through 12th grade to reach their full potential. An IB World School, Harrisburg Academy is the only school in the greater Harrisburg area to offer an established International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and merit scholarship.

For more information, contact Jessica Ritchie at 717-763-7811 or via email at ritchie.j@harrisburgacademy.org.

Please visit http://www.stage2networks.com/index.php

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