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

“One of the things we are so grateful for is the opportunity our daughter has had with regards to varsity sports at Waldorf. Basketball has provided her an opportunity to be a leader and the chance to learn from a supportive and committed mentor. The benefits will serve her in a myriad of ways throughout her life that she cannot now imagine.”