Our Alumni

Eric McCune

I live with my wife in the northern tip of Manhattan, in a leafy neighborhood called Inwood, surrounded by 200 acres of untouched forest. I am currently working with The American University in Cairo as the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement in North America. Based out of our Midtown Manhattan New York Office, I build and support alumni chapters in key cities in North America like Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Since graduating from Waldorf in 2006 I attended a small liberal arts university in Virginia my freshman year (primarily to play basketball) and transferred to and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I spent my senior year abroad studying International Affairs in Cairo, Egypt.

Looking back on the nearly 10 (!?) years since graduating from Austin Waldorf School, I consider my time at Waldorf as one of the most transformative experiences I’ve been blessed with. My education at the Austin Waldorf School built a strong foundation in those “unlearnable” skills: empathy, confidence, honesty in assessing strengths and weaknesses and an open-mindedness to new ideas and opportunities. I can only hope that some day I’ll be able to provide my children with a similar education that emphasizes the holistic development of the child in such a supportive environment.

Eric would love to reconnect with the Austin Waldorf School community and can be contacted at ericmccune@gmail.com

“Waldorf education develops creativity, critical thinking, and analytical processing. A connection with nature and a sense of community are also nurtured. It is a well-rounded educational experience.”