Sara Carter Atwood is the new Alumni Engagement and Outreach Manager for Father Ryan High School.
Atwood graduated from Father Ryan in 2004. She comes to Father Ryan from United Way of Greater Nashville, where she was the Associate Director of Workplace Engagement Fundraising.
In her new role, Atwood will share responsibility with the Advancement Team to organize and coordinate alumni programs and services designed to foster and strengthen the relationship between Father Ryan and its alumni.
A native of Nashville, Atwood earned her bachelor’s degree with a major in textiles, merchandising and design and a minor in marketing at Middle Tennessee State University. Atwood started in her new position on Aug. 22.
In making the announcement, President Paul Davis ’81 stated that Atwood brings a distinctive experience to Father Ryan. “Sara’s professional career demonstrates a range of interests with an ability to connect with multiple communities,” he said. “That background combined with her deep connection to Father Ryan will further our relationships with our alumni and strengthen our overall advancement efforts.”
“I am very excited to be back at Father Ryan in this new role,” Atwood said. “The community of Father Ryan is unlike anything I’ve experienced, and I am looking forward to expanding that community’s spirit in ways that benefit everyone connected to Father Ryan.”