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Grads Going Places

The members of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Class of 2013 are pursuing higher education and life-changing experiences nationwide and overseas.


Graduation 2013

The St. Andrew’s Archangels

Moriah Tirtzah Rose Allouche Academic Gap Year in Israel


Pontus Villehard Andersson University of Mississippi


Honor Roll of Donors

Make Every Minute Count

Emma Jasmine Arthur Oglethorpe University


Isabella Catherine Auchus University of Pennsylvania Caroline Jackson Bach Bryn Mawr College


Thomas Parkerson Bagot University of Mississippi


Worthy of Merit

In Touch with Touchstone

Bridget Cordelia Bey Trinity University Elizabeth Tacy Biddle Mississippi State University


Aritra Biswas California Institute of Technology


Take Me Out to the Ball Field


Saints Spring Sports Records Alumni Awards

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The St. Andrew’s Alumni Board Answers: What Just Blows You Away? All Alumni Weekend 2013


They Gave it Up for St. Andrew’s

The Ties that Bind



Looking Back/ Looking Forward

and Contributors

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Editor Patrick Taylor ’93 Contributing Editors Elizabeth Buyan ’97 Rebecca Hiatt Collins Marlo Kirkpatrick Designer Alecia Porch Photographers Robby Followell Kyle Hancock Patrick Taylor ’93 If you have a story idea or comment for Archways, please contact Patrick Taylor, editor, at


May Day

Vineet Aggarwal Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Find Your St. Andrew’s

A Gift that Hits Home

GRADS GOING PLACES Taylor Eleanor Davis University of Mississippi

Vivian Brynne Kelsey Vanderbilt University

Aumbriel Michaela Schwirian Mississippi State University

Michael Hogan DeLashmet Loyola University, New Orleans

Mehak Majid Khan University of Southern California

Kelli Madison Slater Howard University

Zachary Jacob Donnelly Mississippi State University Nelson Parks Douglass Mississippi State University

Leila Sobhan Chowdhury Louisiana State University Kelli Marie Coleman University of Mississippi Madeline Rose Collins University of Mississippi Jarian Rochell Cottingham Washington University in St. Louis

Jasmine Simone McNair Tuskegee University

Nirja Ramesh Gajjar University of Alabama Birmingham

Grace Drake Gibson Sewanee: The University of the South

Shalina Haresh Chatlani Georgetown University

Austin Sumner May University of Mississippi

Elisabeth Avot Gaillet University of Mississippi

Nupur Sudhir Brahmbhatt Loyola University, Chicago

Susannah Hart Burrell Sewanee: The University of the South

Max Russell Martin University of Mississippi

Erin Davis Fowler University of Mississippi

Jordan William Lewis Gasc University of Mississippi

Phillip Crowell Burnett University of Mississippi

John McElroy Long Mississippi State University

Jeremiah Jerel Forsythe University of Pittsburgh

Charles Meyer Bowman Mississippi State University

Claudia Denise Brunson Grambling State University

Christen Jane Lloyd Samford University

Davis Minyard Flowers University of Mississippi

Meredith Anne Blanchard University of Alabama

Daniel Alston Briner Hinds Community College

William Browdy Leonard Mississippi State University

Alexandria Elizabeth Edelson Rice University

Daniel Montgomery Gallarno Millsaps College

Caroline Elizabeth McCarty Brewer Washington University in St. Louis

John Taylor Kitchings University of Mississippi

Joshua Tanner Menist Millsaps College Brittany Alyssa Mitchell University of Mississippi Baylor Anderson Obert Meridian Community College Joseph Christopher Painter University of Mississippi Shaun Rajesh Patel Rhodes College

Ria Palak Goel Dartmouth College

Jessie Marye Smith University of Mississippi Michael Corban Hays Snider Mississippi State University Joshua Alan Stambaugh University of Southern Mississippi Christopher Paul Steere Mississippi State University Stephanie Elizabeth Stoddard Millsaps College Chloe Reagan Sumrall University of Mississippi Johnathan Hayden Taylor Birmingham-Southern College Alexandra Asenath Thorp Lawrence University Anna Claire Thurber University of Mississippi Adam Bower Travis Sewanee: The University of the South Winn Rice Walker Texas Christian University

Robert Wesley Pearigen Sewanee: The University of the South

Alexis Nicole Wallace Dartmouth College

Ivy Liaoyu Pei New York University

Grace Cherith Watts Auburn University

Dallas Ross Prater Mississippi State University

Kellen Reid Weber University of Mississippi

Hina Naseem Qureshi Millsaps College

Nelson Bozeman White University of Mississippi

Stuart Hemingway Hines Rhodes College

Isabella Holmes Rand Savannah College of Art & Design

Alexis Moné Williams Howard University

Daniel Paul Hopper Brown University

Madalyn Miles Roach Mississippi State University

Claire Elise Hubacek University of Mississippi

Eve Louise Rodenmeyer University of Mississippi

Marion Lee Hudson Villanova University

William Christopher Rowell University of Mississippi

Oliver Edward Isaacs University of Mississippi

Jessica Helen Rubinsky Tulane University

Jason Barq Johnson, Jr. Auburn University

Mary Elizabeth Sanderson Rhodes College

Nathaniel Greer Johnson Portland State University

Hitomi Sasaki Returned to Japan

Hayden Melton Guynes Vanderbilt University Alexander Greear Hamlin Loyola University, New Orleans Katherine Cole Hamlin Mississippi State University Benjamin Michael Henry Millsaps College


Robert Merrill Wilson University of Mississippi Allen Evan Womack University of Mississippi William Christopher Woolverton Sewanee: The University of the South Elizabeth Wen-Jie Zhang University of California Los Angeles


GRADUATION May 24, 2013 was a day for laughter, tears, hugs, and celebration as the 94 members of the Class of 2013 gathered at Lake Sherwood Wise to mark their commencement from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

“EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE, and so fellow classmates, we must do what we are meant to do, not what society dictates. Our individuality, our nonconformity, our moral courage to do that which is counter-cultural, as Mrs. Chadwick would say, provides the impetus for such a journey and motivates us to fulfill it. After graduation, our metamorphosis, we can explore our traits and interests we developed at St. Andrew’s and find our true purpose… “Parents and esteemed guests, among you are the next scientists, doctors, politicians, and authors, who will shape this community, reform the United States, and positively impact the globe…Classmates, use this moment of transition, of transformation, to reflect on your preparation, to synthesize yourself and your purpose, and to take the world by storm.”

whatever project or paper or problem set you hated every minute at the time, and finished…No one will try to defend that every single thing we’ve learned in high school has equal value for every student. But throughout these years, each of us has, or will, find something we care about. Some idea that we want to think about and learn about because of its sheer beauty. It doesn’t even have to be academic. It could be a Millenium Prize math problem, or it could be the depth of the lyrics in a Tupac verse. But it is and will be the driving force that will get us through the hardest parts of our lives… “I hope that we will keep our minds open, and consider letting that idea take us where it will, even if it makes us deviate from our original plans. I hope that, in 20 years, that idea takes us somewhere a little bit different from where we thought we would be. I hope that the future is vague, for only then can it be open. And I know that we have been given the first step of the education we need to venture out into that future.”

Excerpted from a speech by Vineet Aggarwal, 2013 recipient of the Trustee’s Medal for Academic Achievement, in which he recognized many of his classmates’ individual gifts.

Excerpted from a speech by Aritra Biswas, 2013 recipient of the Adele Franks Medal, in which he encouraged his fellow classmates to pursue their passions.

“IF YOU’RE GRADUATING TODAY, there have to be a few times where you pressed on, trudged through

AND THE AWARD GOES TO... The outstanding achievements of St. Andrew’s students were recognized on Honors Day 2013. Among all the accomplished students three stand out, meriting special recognition as the recipients of the school’s highest awards. THE TRUSTEES’ MEDAL FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Presented to the senior who has maintained the highest GPA over four years, as well as a mature, responsible attitude toward learning — Vineet Aggarwal

tiative, and creative thinking exemplified in the lifelong achievements of St. Andrew’s founding Headmistress, Mrs. Adele Franks — Aritra Biswas SAINTS’ MEDAL FOR UNSELFISH SERVICE Presented to the student who views his or her work in terms of where that service will do the most good for the most people within St. Andrew’s and not in terms of personal gain or recognition — Gracie Gibson

THE ADELE FRANKS MEDAL Presented to the senior who, in the view of the faculty, has demonstrated the same qualities of leadership, ini-



Distinguished MISSISSIPPI’S


Peryn Reeves-Darby

ST. ANDREW’S SENIOR PERYN REEVES-DARBY Zimmerman trial to the Affordable Healthcare Act to has been recognized as Mississippi’s Distinguished Young which four women she would like to see added to Mount Woman for 2013-14. Reeves-Darby impressed a panel of Rushmore (she chose Queen Elizabeth, Hillary Clinton, judges with her academic achievements, musical gifts, Michelle Obama, and Beyonce). and interview skills to claim the title at the annual state- “We met with the judges from the state competiwide competition in July. tion the morning after Peryn won and got some good “I gained so much self-confidence from participating feedback,” says Beth Kellogg, the director of the Hinds in Distinguished Young Woman, but the best part of County Distinguished Young Woman program. “All of the experience was meeting so many impressive young them agreed that Peryn’s interview was outstanding. She women from around Mississippi,” Reeves-Darby says. “I stays calm and thinks on her feet so well. What impressed was in awe when they called my name as the winner.” me the most was that one judge said that Peryn was Formerly known as Junior Miss, incredibly smart and well spoken, the Distinguished Young Woman but she came across as so humble PERYN REEVES-DARBY competition is open to high school and likeable. is the second St. Andrew’s students statewide. Reeves-Darby “Top that with the fact that Peryn student to win the statewide won the preliminary competition in can do some push-ups,” Kellogg adds Distinguished Young Woman with a smile. “Just watching her in the Hinds County, and then competed competition. Sidney Anthony fitness routine will wear you out.” against 32 young women from coun’09, was Mississippi’s 2009 ties throughout Mississippi for the Reeves-Darby brought an impresJunior Miss and was also first state title. Reeves-Darby received sive record of leadership, service, runner-up in the national more than $17,000 in college scholand academic achievement to the Junior Miss competition. arships through the Hinds County competition. She is a member of and Mississippi competitions. In the St. Andrew’s Diversity CommitJune, she will compete for additional scholarships in the tee and the community service organization Jack and national Distinguished Young Woman competition in Jill of America, Inc. An avid tennis player, Reeves-Darby Mobile, Alabama. volunteers with Operation Shoestring’s summer tennis The Distinguished Young Woman program empha- camps for children. Following her graduation from St. sizes personal development, education, and life skills that Andrew’s, she plans to study chemistry; she is considerhelp prepare young women for success in college and ing several colleges, including Dartmouth and the Unibeyond. The five areas of competition include talent, versity of Chicago. scholastics, physical fitness, a private interview with the “I am thrilled that Peryn will represent our state next judges, and personal expression, which includes an on- summer in the national competition,” Kellogg says. “She stage question. is exactly what we need as a role model for young girls Reeves-Darby’s talent was a piano performance of here in Mississippi. I know that Peryn will set a wonder“Phantom of the Opera.” In her interview, the judges ful example not only with her words, but also with her asked Reeves-Darby about everything from the George actions. She is a special young lady.”

“I GAINED SO MUCH SELF-CONFIDENCE from participating in Distinguished Young Woman, but the best part of the experience was meeting so many impressive young women from around Mississippi. I was in awe when they called my name as the winner.”







In May of 2013, named St. Andrew’s Episcopal School one of the top 50 private day schools in the United States. The independent organization ranked St. Andrew’s #18, recognizing the school as among the 20 best in the nation. St. Andrew’s was one of only two schools in the Southeast and the only school in Mississippi to make the list. “It’s extremely gratifying to be recog“Spending thousands of dollars each year nized by a knowledgeable and objective third can only really be justified by providing qualNews of St. Andrew’s party,” says George Penick, St. Andrew’s head ity that is worthy of the cost,” Penick says. inclusion in the of school. “While we’ve known for years how “Inclusion on this list provides great reassurTop 50 Private outstanding St. Andrew’s is locally and in Misance to St. Andrew’s parents that they really Day Schools in sissippi, to be ranked on this list of prestiare providing the best possible education for America spread gious schools with far more resources than St. their children.” quickly among families in the Andrew’s is an acknowledgement of the talThat St. Andrew’s is one of the top schools Jackson metro area. ent and dedication of the school’s faculty, the in America might have come as a surprise to Since the rankings commitment of our parents, and of course, the rest of the nation, but the members of the were released, the hard work of our students.” St. Andrew’s community knew it all along. applications to St. Andrew’s was selected based on sev“I’m very proud that St. Andrew’s was recSt. Andrew’s have eral factors, including overall academic excelognized on the list of best schools. We were doubled over the lence, innovative curricula, extracurricular compared against schools with much longer same time period programs, opportunities to connect with the traditions of excellence in education than our last year. world, quality of the faculty, campus facilities, own, yet we came out above the vast majorIvy League matriculation rates, and socioecoity of them. That’s very impressive,” says Alex nomic, ethnic, and geographic diversity. Weisser, vice president of the St. Andrew’s “If a school makes the cut on one of our student body. “I also think it speaks volumes ranking lists, you may rest assured that it provides one about our school that we can rank so highly and still be of the highest-quality programs out there at the present one of the least expensive schools on that list. Obviously, time,” says James Barham, Ph.D., general editor of the- it’s not money that makes our school so special. Instead, “For our private day schools report, we I believe it’s the quality of students we produce that sets considered not only academic excellence – which always St. Andrew’s above the rest.” comes first – but also return on investment, learning “Probably the most enthusiastic response to the rankinfrastructure, and geographical diversity, among other ing has come from our alumni,” Penick says. “Our alums things. We wanted to produce a snapshot of the best often attend college or live in communities where peothat private secondary education has to offer right now ple have not heard of St. Andrew’s. Their colleagues across the country, and not just in New York City or on and neighbors have often attended prestigious, expenthe two coasts.” sive schools with national reputations. For St. Andrew’s University School in Nashville, ranked at #50, is the to be on this list caused great excitement among alums only other school in the Southeast to make the Top 50. who could proudly say, ‘That’s where I went to school.’” Schools in the Northeast dominate the list; New York “The fact that we were recently recognized in the Top City alone has 12 schools, and half of the list is com- 20 private schools in the country is simply outstanding,” prised of schools in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylva- says president-elect of the alumni board Jordan Hailey nia, and Massachusetts. Bryan ’03. “We’ve always known St. Andrew’s is special The rankings also pointed out the value of a St. and in a class by itself, but it is nice to see it recognized Andrew’s education compared to its cost. Of those by others on a national basis.” schools that charge tuition, St. Andrew’s had the lowest “In consideration of the wonderful work being tuition fees in the Top 50. accomplished in the global studies arena, the continued 10





progress in facilities, and the unwavering commitment of the faculty, this wasn’t a surprise,” says Rishi Roy ’01. “However, it is a wonderful thing when others bring attention to St. Andrew’s achievements.” News of St. Andrew’s inclusion in the Top 50 spread quickly among families in the Jackson metro area. Since the rankings were released, applications to St. Andrew’s have doubled over the same time period last year. “I am convinced that a prime motivation for families to send their children to St. Andrew’s is that those families want their children to receive an education that is just as good as if they had decided to make a home in communities with many more quality school choices,” says Penick. “Instead of living in New York, or Chicago, or Boston, they chose Jackson because of the professional and personal opportunities that are available, and having their child’s education as one of those opportunities is essential to their value system. “I have heard from a number of parents that if St. Andrew’s were not an option for their children, they would never have decided to move to Mississippi,”

Penick continues. “Likewise, when a family moves away, the almost unanimous refrain we hear is that their new community ‘just doesn’t have a school like St. Andrew’s.’ Our inclusion on this list shows these parents that their subjective perceptions are shared by objective, outside professionals.” The article listing the Top 50 cites several St. Andrew’s distinctions, including “St. Andrew’s consistently leads the state in the percentage of National Merit semifinalists,” and that students must complete “an astounding 100 hours of community service projects before graduation.” “St. Andrew’s mission calls us to prepare young people for a life of excellence and service in our global community, and we therefore must compete nationally and internationally in many ways – for faculty, in college placements, and in competitions like speech and debate, science research, mock trial, and others,” Penick says. “This ranking is an acknowledgment of our work to prepare our young people to face challenges and opportunities, whatever and wherever they might be.” 12

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Trinity School (New York) Roxbury Latin School (Boston) Brearly School (New York) Horace Mann School (New York) Winsor School (Boston) College Preparatory School (Oakland) Collegiate School (New York) Spence School (New York) Harvard-Westlake School (Los Angeles) Dalton School (New York) Chapin School (New York) Princeton Day School (Princeton, NJ) St. Ann’s School (New York) Germantown Friends School (Philadelphia) National Cathedral School (Washington) University of Chicago Laboratory School Collegiate School (Richmond, VA)

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Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ) Commonwealth School (Boston) Lakeside School (Seattle) Regis High School (New York) Rye Country Day School (Rye, NY) Crystal Springs Uplands School (Hillsborough, CA) Buckingham Browne & Nichols (Cambridge, MA) St. Mark’s School of Texas (Dallas) San Francisco University High School Marlborough School (Los Angeles) Riverdale Country School (New York) Latin School of Chicago (Chicago) Ethical Culture Fieldston School (New York) Potomac School (McLean, VA) Branson School (Ross, CA) Brunswick School (Greenwich, CT) Maret School (Washington) Baldwin School (Bryn Mawr, PA) Haverford School (Haverford, PA) Nightingale-Bamford School (New York) Hopkins School (New York) Boston University Academy St. John’s School (Houston) Pingry School (Martinsville, NJ) North Shore Country Day School (Winnetka, IL) Sidwell Friends School (Washington) Gilman School (Baltimore) Greenhill School (Addison, TX) Tower Hill School (Wilmington, DE) John Burroughs School (St. Louis) Blake School (Minneapolis) University School of Nashville

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ALL CHLOE SUMRALL WANTED WAS A CHEESEBURGER. After a month-long diet undertaken in preparation for a March 2nd gala, the only thing on the St. Andrew’s senior’s mind on March 3rd was a bacon blue cheeseburger with fries. Accompanied by a group of friends and family, Chloe headed to Ridgeland’s Burgers & Blues to satisfy her craving.

HEART to HEART How Chloe Sumrall’s Refusal to Give Up Saved the Life of a Husband and Father


Fred Cayia, an executive with Entergy, his wife, Holly, and their six-year-old son, Freddie, were also in the mood for a burger. Following church services that Sunday morning, the Cayia family made the trip to Burgers & Blues.

Neither Chloe Sumrall nor Fred Cayia could have imagined that a simple lunch would end with Chloe saving Cayia’s life. hloe had just told her waitress, “I’d like the so he wouldn’t have to see any more. I am so grateful bacon bl–“ when she heard a child scream- for that.” ing across the crowded restaurant. A doctor patronizing the restaurant moved to help, “This wasn’t the sound of a kid throw- but after checking Fred Cayia’s motionless body with a ing a hissy fit,” Chloe recalls. “There was stethoscope, the physician told Chloe gently, “You can pure terror in his voice. My first thought was that some- stop now. He’s dead.” one had come into the restaurant with a gun.” “All I could think about was this man’s little boy,” The screams were coming from six-year-old Fred- Chloe says. “I lost my own father when I was five, and die, prompted by the terrible scene playing out in front I wasn’t going to let that little boy grow up without a of him. One minute, Freddie’s father was studying the father. Fred might not have had a pulse, but I could feel menu. The next, Fred Cayia slumped over the table, him fighting. I was not going to be responsible for his gasped to his wife, “I am dying,” and collapsed. Cayia’s death because I gave up.” heart had stopped beating. Within minutes, personnel with the Ridgeland Fire A handful of people moved to help; other patrons froze Department arrived, led by paramedic Nathan Bell. Bell in panic. As they laid Cayia on the floor, would later tell Fred Cayia that most peoFreddie’s shrieks grew louder, matched by “All I could think about ple attempting to perform CPR do more was this man’s little those of his mother, Holly, screaming for harm than good, but that Chloe “was persomeone to call 911. In the midst of the fect.” Bell instructed her to continue comboy. I lost my own chaos, Chloe Sumrall stepped in. pressions while he and his team adminis “I’m CPR certified, are you?” she father when I was five, tered drugs and performed defibrillation, asked those trying to help. When they and I wasn’t going to a series of electric shocks to Cayia’s chest. shook their heads no, Chloe immediately let that little boy grow Chloe continued to perform steady CPR dropped to the floor and began performing throughout the entire process, working for up without a father.” chest compressions, assisted by her moth20 minutes before she was relieved by a er’s partner, Renee Collins, who began mouth-to-mouth member of the Ridgeland Fire Department. After what resuscitation. Chloe’s mother, Kasi Sumrall, took the seemed an eternity, Fred Cayia’s heart once again began unconscious man’s hand in her own and talked to him beating. He was transported to St. Dominic Hospital, while her daughter and Collins fought to restart his heart. but his chances of survival were slim. “He wasn’t responding,” Chloe says. “I was crying and “All of my friends were saying, ‘You tried really hard, screaming, telling him to stay with me, to keep fighting.” Chloe,’” Chloe says. “I went outside and found Lucy “Freddie was hysterical, screaming and trying to climb there with Freddie. I remember being that scared little me like a tree,” Holly Cayia recalls. “Then Lucy Sum- kid when my own father died. Freddie looked up at me rall, Chloe’s sister, came over to me and said, ‘I’m a camp and said, ‘I don’t want my daddy to die.’ I just refused to counselor, let me take him.’ Lucy took Freddie outside believe he wouldn’t make it.” 15


ater that evening, Chloe and her family went to St. Dominic’s to check on Cayia. Holly Cayia greeted them in the ICU waiting area with a cry of, “My angels!” “Fred and I moved to Mississippi from Ohio and we didn’t have any family close by,” Holly Cayia says. “Fred was sedated and it was just me and Freddie, all alone, getting ready to go home to a dark, empty house. I can’t tell you how much it meant to have Chloe and her whole family come to the hospital to check on us.” Doctors diagnosed Cayia’s condition as sudden cardiac death. Unlike a heart attack, which is typically caused by a pre-existing blockage, sudden cardiac death occurs when the electrical system to the heart malfunctions. Blood is not delivered to the body, including to the brain. Unless emergency treatment, including CPR, is begun immediately, the result is death within mere minutes. Less than two percent of sudden cardiac death victims in Mississippi survive.

Thanks to Chloe Sumrall’s heroic actions and the emergency medical care administered by the paramedics, Fred Cayia became part of that fortunate two percent. Two days after he was rushed to the hospital, Cayia woke up, prompting the doctors and nurses at St. Dominic to dub him “the miracle man.” Three days after she watched as Cayia’s lifeless body was loaded into an ambulance, Chloe received a texted photo of him sitting up in his hospital bed, little Freddie by his side. Less than two weeks after lying dead on the floor of a restaurant, Fred Cayia returned to work. His recovery has been remarkable, although Cayia notes, “it’s really hard on your body when you die.” Doctors installed a pacemaker and are still treating the damage caused by the cardiac event, but Cayia’s heart function has been largely restored and he shows no signs of brain damage; Chloe’s “perfect” CPR kept oxygen flowing to his brain until the paramedics could revive him. Weeks after the incident, Cayia wrote a letter to George Penick, St. Andrew’s head of school, recount-



ing Chloe’s heroism. Penick invited Cayia to share his story with parents and students at St. Andrew’s annual Upper School awards day. As Cayia recounted the events at Burgers & Blues, a hush fell over the crowd filling the CPA. When Cayia called Chloe to the stage and six-yearold Freddie presented her with a bouquet of roses, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Freddie has largely recovered from the trauma, and recently remarked to his father, “You know, Daddy, you were dead on the floor in Burgers & Blues and then this teenager came and beat you up.” While Chloe jokes that, “If Fred really wanted to meet me, he could have just walked over and introduced himself,” she, Cayia, and both their families know they were both destined to be in the restaurant that Sunday. “What happened that day was nothing short of a miracle, an act of God,” Holly Cayia says. “Fred had been traveling earlier that week. This could have happened on an airplane or when he was alone in a hotel room. Instead, it happened where Chloe was there to save him. We have such a bond now with Chloe, Lucy, Renee, and Kasi. Through this experience, we gained a family.” The Cayia and Sumrall families get together frequently, sharing meals and spending time together, including a meaningful Easter Sunday. Chloe and Fred

Cayia recently filmed a television commercial about their story for St. Dominic’s Hospital. Following the filming, they went out to lunch, where Chloe finally got her bacon blue cheeseburger. Chloe and Cayia’s shared experience and new bond has profoundly impacted both their lives. On the way to Burgers & Blues that March morning, Chloe and her family had discussed what type of career she planned to pursue. The events of that day helped Chloe make the decision to pursue pre-med studies at the University of Mississippi, where she’s now a freshman. And thanks to Chloe’s efforts, Fred Cayia is living his life with greater purpose than ever before. “I am here today because of the courage and will of Chloe Sumrall,” Cayia says. “When I reflect on this experience, what Chloe did, and how she refused to give up on me, I think of a quotation from Dr. Robert Schuller: ‘What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?’ “I think about this event every single day,” Cayia continues. “I believe I had divine intervention in many ways. There is something else I am supposed to do here. I don’t know what it is, but I know to pay attention and not mess it up. I am really lucky, but I also believe Chloe was supposed to be there that day. God lined up all my guardian angels.” 17


LEGEND Marcia Collins may have retired, but her legacy lives on in the students she inspired.





WASHING YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP Of Marcia Collins’ many St. Andrew’s memories, perhaps none stands out so much as the First Grade Dirty Word Soap Scandal. • “Three days in a row, someone carved ‘bad words’ into the bar of soap in the bathroom,” Collins recalled. “The words were written in perfect D’Nealian handwriting, a technique we had just learned in first grade.” • The first grade teachers gathered their pupils for a solemn talk about the use of profanity, hoping to put an end to the mischief. But it appeared the lecture had been for naught when a visibly shaken first grade boy approached Collins and whispered in a trembling voice, “Mrs. Collins, there’s another bad word in the soap.” • “I was furious,” Collins recalled. “This child was so upset. I told him to bring me the soap right away.” • Looking at the bar the boy presented, Collins couldn’t help but laugh. The letters carved into the soap boldly proclaimed, “IVORY.”


“IT’S BEEN YEARS SINCE I’VE BEEN IN YOUR classroom, but your impact on my life has yet to wear off,” former student Leigh Horn ‘04 wrote in a letter to Collins announcing her enrollment in Vassar College. “In my one year with you, my life was pushed into place. Now I’m off to college! I have a million different things planned for my future…I never could have achieved all this if it hadn’t been for you.” The 2012 recipient of the Allenburger Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, Collins joined the St. Andrew’s faculty in 1979. Over the next three decades, she taught second grade, Kindergarten, and pre-K, but describes the years she spent teaching first grade as her favorites. “Since I was a first grader myself, all I ever wanted to be was a first grade teacher,” Collins said. “First graders come in illiterate and they leave reading books. No other job gives you immediate feedback like being a first grade teacher. Every day is so exciting.” Collins worked in early childhood education for 10 years prior to joining St. Andrew’s, including founding and directing the Fondren Learning Center, Jackson’s first integrated nursery school. Of the 34 years she spent at St. Andrew’s, Collins taught first grade for 23 years, most of them in the same classroom. Along with fellow teachers Helen Green, Judy Menist, and Ann Ranck, Collins developed the first grade curriculum, weaving backyard science, creative writing, mathematics, and other subjects into a strong, integrated program. Collins also developed the curriculum for the St. Andrew’s pre-K3 program, describing the experience as “so much fun, it felt like I’d retired but I was still being paid.” More than her employer, St. Andrew’s became Collins’ community. The Collins family’s longtime home was just across the street from the Lower School; the window of Collins’ classroom looked into the window of her living room. Collins’ and her late husband’s children, Clay Collins ’89 and Mary Collins Harwell ’93, are both Alpha Omega graduates of St. Andrew’s. When her grandson, Jack Harwell, enrolled in St. Andrew’s preschool, Collins was his teacher. “That was a very special time for us,” Collins said. “He was so excited to come in every morning. People would ask him, ‘Jack, who is your teacher?’ and he’d say, ‘Mrs. Collins.” Then they would ask, ‘Who is Mrs. Collins?’ and he would reply, ‘Grandma.” When she faced several devastating losses in a brief amount of time, including the deaths of her husband,

father, mother, sister-in-law, brother, grandchild, and even her dog, the St. Andrew’s community rallied around Collins, surrounding her with the love and support she needed to recover. “St. Andrew’s was our family’s everything,” Collins said. “Our community, playground, friends, support, and our extended family.”

While Collins looks forward to spending more time with her children and grandchildren, her St. Andrew’s family will never be far from her heart. Over the years, Collins has received cards and letters from dozens of students and their parents, all thanking her for her positive and lasting influence on their lives. “I want to thank you so very much for the time, effort, and love that you put into your work,” Lecia Spriggs, a parent, wrote. “The aspect of your teaching that most amazes me is how you are able to make an entire classroom of individuals know in their hearts that you love and respect them as individuals…[My daughter] is a much more confident, self-assured learner because she had you for a teacher.” Former student Betsy Peterson ‘05, now a first grade teacher at St. Andrew’s herself, points to Marcia Collins as both a beloved teacher and an inspirational mentor. “When I think back to my favorite teachers over the years, I think of the ones who…pushed me to be the best me academically, socially, and spiritually…I can think of one teacher who helped me in all three ways,” Peterson wrote. “Marcia, that teacher is you. You will forever be not only my favorite teacher, but also my teaching inspiration.”


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IN THE FALL OF 2013, ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL UNVEILED A NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN UNDER THE TAGLINE “FIND YOUR ST. ANDREW’S.” THE MARKETING MATERIALS, WHICH INCLUDE A NEW VIEWBOOK, AND PRINT, TELEVISION, AND WEB ADS, INVITE PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO DISCOVER ALL THAT ST. ANDREW’S HAS TO OFFER IN ACADEMICS, ARTS, ATHLETICS, GLOBAL STUDIES, SERVICE, AND MORE. KIRKPATRICK & PORCH CREATIVE, a creative services firm that has worked on various projects for St. Andrew’s over the past 10 years, developed the campaign in conjunction with the St. Andrew’s Office of Institutional Advancement. The firm conducted internal and external research to determine St. Andrew’s strengths and to find out which aspects of a private school education were most important to prospective families. Both the internal and external research confirmed that academic excellence was the most important factor in choosing a school. Research also confirmed that St. Andrew’s was the recognized leader in academic excellence. The challenge was to build on St. Andrew’s position by conveying that St. Andrew’s is indeed the academic leader, but that St. Andrew’s also understands that educational excellence means more than just academic excellence. That message is reflected in the positioning “Find your St. Andrew’s.” This positioning emphasizes the individual approach, and communicates that St. Andrew’s offers a program that benefits diverse students with many different talents and interests. “Find your St. Andrew’s” clearly communicates the message that St. Andrew’s is the best choice for families who seek an education that encourages their children to reach their full, individual potential.

SURVEY SAYS… As part of an external research study used to develop the “Find your St. Andrew’s” campaign, interviews were conducted with 351 Jackson metro households with an income of $75,000 or above. The people interviewed were asked their perceptions of several area private and independent schools. They did not know the research was being conducted on behalf of St. Andrew’s. Those surveyed identified St. Andrew’s Episcopal School as having the best reputation for: • Providing a quality education • Overall academic excellence • Students receiving the most college scholarships • Providing individual instruction • Global studies • Diversity • Best value for the money spent • Best overall educational experience Those questioned were also asked which area private or independent schools they would be most likely to recommend. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School was ranked #1, both in terms of the school mentioned first and the school mentioned most often.

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL has earned a reputation for academic excellence, but St. Andrew’s understands that an outstanding educational experience isn’t limited to academics. • While some St. Andrew’s students are math whizzes or gifted writers, others were born to paint a portrait or perform a song. Some students excel on the field or the court, while others are more at home conducting experiments in a physics or robotics lab. Some are natural leaders, while others are the glue that binds a team together. Some students long to see the world, while others want to serve in their own communities. • That’s why St. Andrew’s doesn’t stop with challenging students in the classroom. Instead, St. Andrew’s helps each student explore his or her individual interests and strengths, and then teaches students how to build on those unique gifts for success not only at St. Andrew’s, but also in college, in a career, and in life. • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the place to find your inner genius, your hidden talent, or your championship season. • It’s the place to find your strength, your passion, and your own path to future success. • Join us, and find your St. Andrew’s. — Excerpted from the new St. Andrew’s Episcopal School viewbook 22


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Fare well to Rebecca Hiatt Collins

IN OCTOBER, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School community will bid farewell to one of its most beloved and influential members. After 16 years leading St. Andrew’s development efforts, Rebecca Hiatt Collins has stepped down. She will relocate to Nashville, Tennessee, where her husband, Dr. Deaver Collins, has accepted a partnership with The Frist Clinic. The couple will be closer to their adult children, Nashville residents Hiatt Collins ’96 and Caldwell Collins Israel ’01, and their infant granddaughter. It’s a bittersweet move for Collins, who is leaving behind an impressive track record and a St. Andrew’s community she considers family. Under Collins’ leadership, the St. Andrew’s development team has raised over $29 million. Collins’ efforts literally transformed the St. Andrew’s campuses; she led capital campaigns that built new facilities recognized as among the best in Mississippi. Even more importantly, Collins transformed the idea of “giving” at St. Andrew’s. Her positive attitude, unflagging energy, and endless creativity made supporting the school an exciting prospect for hundreds of donors at every level, and helped put St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the national spotlight. “In many ways, Rebecca Collins has been the heart and soul of St. Andrew’s,” said Dawn McCarley, director of admissions. “If you were to take an eraser and wipe away the things Rebecca has made possible on this campus, St. Andrew’s would be a very different place, not only in terms of its physical appearance, but also in its spirit.”



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COLLINS’ LONG CAREER AT ST. ANDREW’S BEGAN IN 1997, WHEN SHE CHAIRED the “Run for the Arts” fund-raiser as a parent volunteer. Shortly after that event wrapped up, Collins began talking with Dave Wood, the recently hired head of school, and St. Andrew’s patron Nora Frances McRae about the need for a premier theatre on the St. Andrew’s North Campus. “After a year or so of cajoling, Dave hired me to be Of her many accomplishments, perhaps the one director of capital giving and run the campaign,” Collins closest to Collins’ heart is leading the school’s successrecalled. “That was where it all began. I owe so much to ful effort to land a $2 million grant from the Malone Dave for showing such faith in me. He knew I was pas- Family Foundation to create merit scholarships for stusionate about St. Andrew’s, but beyond that, he simply dents with financial need. Schools could not apply for the trusted me to do a good job.” Malone grant; instead, the foundation researched schools Collins called upon Vaughan and Nora Frances and only notified them they were being considered after McRae to chair the ambitious campaign for a perform- they had made a list of semifinalists. When the founing arts center, which they themed “Great dation’s Cathie Wlaschin informed Collins UNDER THE Expectations.” After the campaign’s conthat St. Andrew’s was being considered for LEADERSHIP OF clusion, an excited crowd gathered in the the award and a site visit by a Malone offinew, $5.3 million Center for Performing cial was imminent, Collins mobilized the REBECCA HIATT Arts. A hush fell over the crowd as the entire campus, from the administration to COLLINS, THE lights dimmed, then the curtain rose for the faculty to the landscaping crew to the ST. ANDREW’S the first time as the Mississippi Symphony student body, to make sure St. Andrew’s was INSTITUTIONAL Orchestra performed the dramatic strains at its best. As a result, St. Andrew’s became ADVANCEMENT of “The Phantom of the Opera.” “It was one of the first schools in America to land TEAM HAS quite a moment,” Collins recalls. the prestigious Malone grant. While Collins Collins’ position as director of capital always realized the impact the grant would RAISED OVER giving was to have been a two-year stint, have on St. Andrew’s, she didn’t fully under$29 MILLION. ending with the completion of the Great stand how much it would impact her perExpectations campaign. Collins, however, had found sonally until the first Malone Scholarships were awarded. her niche, and was named director of development Because so many deserving students applied for the and eventually director of institutional advancement. Malone Scholars Program, the school had to create the Rather than her swan song, “Great Expectations” instead equally prestigious Arches to Excellence scholarships. became prophetic, as Collins both raised and fulfilled the These two merit-based scholarships form the core of school’s expectations over the following years. St. Andrew’s Merit Scholarship Program.

“For 16 years, Rebecca Collins has brought creativity, style, grace, sensitivity, and intelligence to everything she has done on behalf of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Her high standards and hard work have been an inspiration to all. With her vision, she has led so many of us to imagine more and give more. We have laughed and also cried in the process of deepening the resources of St. Andrew’s, but always felt the joy of giving and encouraging others to give. While many have played valuable roles in the growth of St. Andrew’s, the school simply would not have made the giant leaps it has made over the last 16 years without Rebecca’s leadership.” — Nora Frances McRae, Board of Trustees 26


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PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS COMPLETED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF REBECCA HIATT COLLINS “ST. ANDREW’S IS A GREAT SCHOOL AS A RESULT OF THE EFFORTS OF MANY, MANY people, but Rebecca’s unique contributions will make a positive impact upon thousands of children’s lives for decades to come. Through Rebecca’s work in obtaining the Malone Scholarships and increasing our endowment for financial aid, many talented children who would otherwise be unable to attend a school such as St. Andrew’s are able to have a premiere educational experience. All of the recent improvements to St. Andrew’s two campuses – the Early Childhood Center, Lower School renovations, athletic facility improvements, the Center for Performing Arts, and the new science center – are here because of her determination to make these dreams become reality. These improved facilities have enabled St. Andrew’s to maintain its well-recognized position as one of America’s top tier college preparatory schools.” — Vaughan McRae, Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees “I met these incredibly gifted children and their families who believed that attending St. Andrew’s would permanently change their lives and shape their families’ futures,” Collins said. “They were appreciative of the opportunity to attend St. Andrew’s, but what was even more meaningful was how much the St. Andrew’s community welcomed these students who were so gifted, and appreciated how much those families contributed to our school community. Those students have gone on to achieve many impressive things. I’m honored that they’ve kept in touch with me and proud of everything they’ve accomplished. Having the honor of helping facilitate the Malone grant and getting to know these students and families, is one of the most enriching experiences of my life.” Prioritizing St. Andrew’s students is a trait Collins shares with St. Andrew’s head of school, George Penick.

“George is a man of unwavering integrity, and with him the students always come first. He constantly reminds us that we must harken back to the value of a St. Andrew’s education – when we are raising money, working on a marketing plan, or gathering alums in different cities. He has been very good to me and for me. He taught me how important it is to keep my eye on the data as he tries to understand my often unorthodox and metaphysical approach to things. I will miss the talks around his table when his clever mind impresses and amuses me,” Collins says. “It has been a great honor to work with him.” While Collins is proud of the many accomplishments St. Andrew’s has made during her tenure, she refuses to take credit for what she has always described as a team effort.

• The Great Expectations Capital Campaign raised $5.5 million for the Center for Performing Arts, enhancements to the Lower School campus, and a new Upper School weight room. • Collins led the Touchstone Endowment Effort, which began with $250,000 in gifts and pledges, resulted in 29 new named endowments, and now stands at more than $10 million. Collins also created the Touchstone Circle to honor those who make donations to the endowment. • Collins spearheaded the first full-fledged marketing campaign for the school, including the “I Am St. Andrew’s” brand video (which still brings tears to Collins’ eyes) and the “Where It’s Cool to Be Smart” advertising campaign, which resulted in a 500 percent increase in admission inquiries and captured Best of Show Print honors at the annual Addy Awards. • Collins launched the multiple award-winning Archways magazine. • Collins was instrumental in helping St. Andrew’s win a $2 million Malone Family Foundation grant for the purpose of creating merit scholarships, and also in establishing the Arches to Excellence Scholarship, which together make up the St. Andrew’s Merit Scholarship Program. • Collins directed The Campaign for Science and Art, which funded the McRae Science Center

& the Faulkner Studios for Art and Music. She oversaw the creation of all campaign materials, including the promotional brochure and “Don’t Give” video, which captured multiple Gold Addys and Best of Show honors at the local Addy Awards and Gold Addys at the regional Addy Awards.

• Collins oversaw the development of the school’s new marketing campaign, “Find your St. Andrew’s.”

UNDER COLLINS’ LEADERSHIP THE ADVANCEMENT TEAM CREATED THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: The Legacy League Honors all who have remembered St. Andrew’s in their estate planning The 1947 Society and the Sapphires of the Annual Fund Recognition programs for supporters of the Annual Fund Friends of St. Andrew’s Major donor cultivation program The Archangels Honors St. Andrew’s most generous and loyal patrons Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dinner Recognizes the Distinguished Alumni, Young Alumni, Saints in Service Award, and Loyalty Award recipients

“One thing I love about Rebecca is her brilliant mind. When you first see her, you see a pretty little blond, but wow, there is

“Rebecca’s big accomplishments are well known, but most people don’t realize everything she does behind the scenes.

so much more there. Rebecca took the development office and truly transformed it into a development office. She always has

Rebecca has organized huge events on campus, including convocations, galas, and faculty retirement events, as well as a

high expectations and expects the same from everyone around her. Her philosophy is, ‘If you’re going to do it, truly make

multitude of donor events. Those in attendance have a wonderful time, but thanks to Rebecca’s flawless preparation, they

it spectacular, memorable, and of the highest quality.’ That, she has done.” — Julia Chadwick, Head of the Upper School

never realize how much work has gone into making that event so memorable.” — Dawn McCarley, Director of Admissions



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“WORKING WITH REBECCA KEEPS YOU ON YOUR TOES. SHE HAS A RARE ABILITY TO deal competently with the most trifling issues while never losing focus on the Big Picture. She knows how the puzzle fits together long before other people see it. And she thinks quickly. I pity the poor fool who ignores a thought of hers because it seems so tangential that it borders on dismissive. Rebecca will have an idea, ask you to do it, pull a paper plate out of a nearby trash can, and jot the idea down in yellow highlighter before shoving the plate and highlighter into her bag. If you think that’s the last you’ll hear about that, you’d be wrong. Months later, you’ll find the status of the paper plate idea is paramount to the success of the whole operation, and you best not have dropped the ball. • “But more than being an incredible professional mentor for me the last 12 years at St. Andrew’s, Rebecca has been and is a wonderful friend. No matter what is happening at work, your friendships and the people who you hold dear to your heart should always come first. You hear that all the time, and it seems so hopelessly naive. But Rebecca really lives it. It’s the most important life lesson that she continually reinforces: work hard, but care even harder.” — Patrick Taylor, Director of Communications

“I have immeasurable respect for my colleagues. You can certainly say the advancement team is a cast of characters,” Rebecca says of the people she works with. “We bring different strengths and there are no prima donnas. One of them impresses me everyday and the truth is that collectively we have been successful. We share an abiding passion for St. Andrew’s. We are extremely loyal to the school, and to one another. I have a hard time imagining leaving them in Jackson without me. Dawn McCarley. Patrick Taylor. Frances Jean Neely. Jan Wofford. Elizabeth Buyan. Tisha Green. Also, former colleagues Deborah Allen, Mary Harwell, Barbara Adams, Tina Heitman, and others who were such a vital part of St. Andrew’s. I couldn’t have done my job without any of them. “It is constantly rewarding to watch my dear friend Kevin Lewis gracefully assume the role of associate head of school and be so good at it. He and George really complement each other. Kevin is always there for me. We laugh about all the titles he has held since coming to St. Andrew’s, but frankly it is because he is good at everything. “Of course I am proud of how much money we raised and all of the successful projects we completed, but what

really matters, what has always really mattered to me, are the people, and the relationships we shared. That is the real story of my time here, and I hope that will be my legacy at St. Andrew’s.”

“Rebecca quickly became my friend and confidante, perhaps more than anyone else at St. Andrew’s. She is a strategic thinker and is very good at predicting the outcome in various situations. She can do this because she has the uncanny ability to understand the nuances of personalities and relationships. She has the ability like no one I’ve ever met to build and enhance these relationships. To use a common St. Andrew’s metaphor, Rebecca has created archways for the school as we head into the future. She always knows the right passageway to take and the right door to unlock at the right time due to her instinct and intuition. A visionary leader but more importantly a dear friend, Rebecca Collins will be deeply, deeply missed. — Kevin Lewis, Associate Head of School


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“‘WORKING WITH REBECCA’ IS MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS ‘TRYING TO KEEP UP with Rebecca.’ She thinks in terms of opportunities rather than problems. She connects the vision of the future with the details that need to be done today. She raises money by making people feel good about their gift rather than guilty, or obligated, or coerced. She laughs at herself instead of at others. Rebecca always has time for you, no matter how sudden the interruption or how small the issue. She promotes St. Andrew’s without bragging about it. She thinks about what has to be thought through today so that we can be successful tomorrow. Although she is very intellectual and incredibly smart, Rebecca is guided more by her heart than by her head, understanding that messages should have personal impact rather than merely inform.” — George Penick, Head of School


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T H E S T. A N D R E W ’ S

IN 2013, ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL created a new designation to honor those patrons who have consistently gone above and beyond in their support of the school. These generous benefactors, whose life-time commitment of cumulative giving has put them in a category all their own, have given not only of their resources, but also of their time, expertise, and leadership abilities over many years. They have served as parent volunteers and helped create scholarships that allowed other parents’ children to attend St. Andrew’s. They have served on the board of trustees and chaired countless committees. They have supported and chaired the Annual Fund and capital campaigns, and they supported the Touchstone Endowment when it was still an emerging concept. When St. Andrew’s has called upon them, they have risen to every occasion. “These patrons have demonstrated loyalty, support, guidance, and faith in St. Andrew’s that has changed the landscape of the school both literally and figuratively, and has enhanced the lives of countless students, families,

faculty members, and friends,” said Rebecca Hiatt Collins, director of institutional advancement. “The only thing more striking than their many contributions is their humility. None of these benefactors has ever sought the limelight. Instead, they have quietly supported St. Andrew’s for many years, seeing their reward in the success of the school they so clearly love.” It is with extreme gratitude that St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recognizes the individuals and organizations listed below as the St. Andrew’s Archangels. Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Bailey Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Faulkner* Mr. and Mrs. R. Eason Leake The Malone Family Foundation The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan W. McRae Mr. Bill Walker* Mrs. Gloria M. Walker * Designated posthumously

“OUR COMMITMENT TO ST. ANDREW’S HAS SPANNED ALMOST 25 YEARS. In hindsight, our early support of St. Andrew’s was seen through the prism of our own children’s activities. As we became more engaged as volunteers at the school, our gifts became less about our own children’s interests and more integral to the mission of the school. Our contributions alone won’t make much of a difference, but our hope is that as generations of graduates become successful in their own lives, they will begin a journey of giving back to St. Andrew’s. Times will change, but the lasting legacy of giving to the school is the mark on the lives of the next generation of young students.” — ELLEN LEAKE, Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee, Member of the Steering Committees for the Great Expectations Capital Campaign and the Touchstone Endowment Effort Painting by Kit Fields



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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recognizes with gratitude the following individuals and businesses who generously supported the school between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Luke and Alison Abney Trey and Kayla Abraham Jerry and Cynthia Acy John and Barbara Adams John D. and Sarah Adams Scott and Melissa Adams Avichal and Bhawna Aggarwal Khushboo Agrawal Naveed and Michelle Ahmed William and Bess Aiken Charles and Doris Alderman Imad and Risa Aleithawe Brent and Jane Alexander Marian Alexander Robert and Michelle Alexander Ted and Barbara Alexander Robert and Toni Allee Jeff and Heather Allegrezza Jerrold and Joan Allen Ken and Judy Allen Leigh and Lynn Allen Rachel Allen Sidney and Deborah Allen Sidney and Kristin Allen Alex and Susan Allenburger Warwick and Elizabeth Alley Frank and Ivy Alley Laurie Alley AllianceBernstein Jack and Hailey Allin John and Betty Allin Tom and Sarah Allin Jeff and Genie Almand Jim and Suzanne Almas John and Butch Almond Alpine Camp for Boys Rebecca Amsah Eric and Amy Amundson Amy Bee Jewelry Prem and Suwama Anand Chris G. Anderson Chris and Theresa Anderson Reuben and Phyllis Anderson Hakan Andersson and Inga-Lill Sjostrom Sarah Andre and Jason Newlander Michael and Linda Angel Annelle Primos & Associates

Steve Anspach Anthropologie John and Joyce Applegate Omair Arain Sohaib Arain and Naheed Sohaib Roger and Joan Arndt Arco Avenue George and Paula Ardelean Bill and Julie-Mac Armstrong Peter and Catherine Arnold Sumesh and Namita Arora Paul and Judy Arrington Butch and Beth Arthur Brett and Catherine Ashy Alexander and Mirella Auchus Curtis Augustine Philip and Sophia Azordegan Jack and Pam Bach Mark and Shannon Bader Gene and Dona Bagot Buster and Joan Bailey Coyt and Leah Bailey Alexsandr and Luda Baizat Barbara C. Baker Paul Baker Zach and Laurie Baldwin Eric and Lynda Balfour Priya Baliga Jennifer Ballard Richard and Susie Baltz Bank of America BankPlus Edgar and Judy Barham Slade and Martha Barker Jim and Donna Barksdale Arden and Heidi Barnett Rick and Mary Gresham Barr Brent and Christine Barron Leigh Bartlett Brad and Leslie Baskin Nathan and Shelly Bass Brett and Sammie Bateman Ranjan Batra and Maureen McGuire Allie Beach and Stacie Webster Tim and Drew Beacham Leslie and Kay Bear Bear Creek Herbals Tom Beck and Lisa Flynt Ann Becker Joan Becker Ryan and Sara Katherine Beckett Elton and Carol Beebe Beagle Bagel Keisha Bell


BellaChes Charletta Bennett James and Brenda Bennett Lisa Berger / Style for Hire Patrick and Lacey Bergin Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Bertke Rajesh and Claudia Bhagat Abhay Bhatt and Nina Dave John and Jeanne Biddle Richard and Beth Biedenharn Brynder Billingsley James and Marcia Birdsall Jeremy and Sally Birdsall Charles and Catherine Bishop Jonathon Bissette Carl and Ruth Black Carl Black Elizabeth Spottswood Black Tom and Beth Black Blackledge Face Center Justin and Mary Catherine Blackwell Kendall Blake Bob and Voula Blake E. J. and Alicen Blanchard David and Katherine Blount Richard and Martha Blount Buddy and Janice Blumenthal David and Tara Blumenthal Chucky Bluntson Frank and Juanita Bluntson Tom and Kim Bobbitt Mary Boerema Dorothy Bohl Dewey and Angela Boles Greg and Donna Boling Allyn Bond Mr. and Mrs. Duane E. Bond Bob and Mary Bond Si and Melissa Bondurant Danielle Bonner Lisa Boone Steve and Kay Boone Walter Boone Walter and Helen Boone Bernard and Liza Booth Brian and Wroya Borg Michael and Ashley Borne Neville and Betsy Boschert Sheila Bossier Allan Boteler and Yaquelina Perea Mr. and Mrs. John Bottger Trey and Kim Bourn Bo and Polly Bourne Jesse Bowen

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Mark and Janie Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bowers Harry Bowie and Adrienne Graham James and Bonnie Bowley Charles and Celia Bowman James and Murrell Bowman Keith and Gina Bowman Billy and Lynn Boykin Irene Boyle Randy and Camille Boyles Alexandria Bradley Martha Bradley Richard and Mimi Bradley Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Kathy Brannan Reed Branson and Beverly Ray Robert and Benjie Branson Billy and Wanda Brantley BRAVO! Bruce and Leslie Brawner Allen and LeAnne Brewer Briarwood Wine & Spirits Brickhouse Cardio Club John and Jamee Briggs Kathy Briner Louis and Jenea Britton Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe Ann Brock Garry and Tammye Brown Lauren Brown Lus and Carolyn Brown Palmer Brown Richard and Julia Brown Jay and Shanon Brumfield Claude and Pat Brunson Chase and Jordan Bryan Chase and Lee Anne Bryan Mary Bryant Minor and Virginia Buchanan Paul and Jill Buckley Phil and Sarah Buffington Bob and Cathy Bullock Matt Burch Chris and Christy Burgess Phil Burnett, Sr. Phil and Anna Burnett Dick and Susan Burney Jack and Virginia Burrell Bill and LaFon Burrow Mark and Beth Burton Harry Bush Shelby Butler

Gerry and Sandy Buyan Greg and Elizabeth Buyan J. F. and Gail Buzhardt Tony and Chana Bynoe Bill and Hope Bynum Caron Byrd David and Lisa Caddle Dan and Gail Cado Sally Caffery Arthur and Mel Calimaran Calistoga Wine & Spirits Michael and Melissa Callahan Camp Hollymont Camp Skyline Camp Windhover Chuck and Carol Campbell Tim and Marsha Cannon Steve and Susi Canuteson Gregg and Lida Caraway Avery Carpenter Liz Carroll Jeff and Lisa Carron Forrest and Christine Carson Allan and Pepper Carter Amy Carter Carl and Jennifer Carter Keith and Adrienne Carter Leslie Carter Rives and Kathleen Carter Timothy and Karla Case Cathead Vodka Paul and Amy Catherwood Rahul and Poonam Chaddha Price and Lydia Chadwick Vernon and Julia Chadwick Tom and Lorna Chain Chris and Amy Champagne Andrew Chatham Todd Chatham Haresh and Manisha Chatlani Yun-Chu Chen Steve and Meredith Cheng Steven and Erin Chevalier Chevron Humankind Jim and Sibyl Child Brad and Julie Chism Salem Chism William Chism Jeff and Patty Christie Chip and Wendy Chudy Dick Ciaccio Meg and Marty Clapton Kris and Pamela Clark Peggy Clark Will and Sarah Clark


Walt and Jennifer Clark Hope Clay Travis and Whitney Clayton Natalie Clericuzio Bob and Carolyn Cloud Ken Clough and Linda LaClaire Lisa Cobb Clayton and Clara Cochran Scott and Julie Coffey Lauren Cohen Steve Cohen Bill and Candy Coker Ryan and Jessica Cole Scott and Aimee Cole Deborah Coleman Toby and Alice Coleman Tom and Peggy Coleman Rod and Laura Coleman Colgate-Palmolive Company Cory Collins Deaver and Rebecca Collins Hiatt and Elizabeth Collins Marcia Collins Ron and Janet Collins Gary and Kay Conerly Travis and Megan Conner Weir and Betty Conner Jack and Sigrid Conway Joe and Shari Cook Jay and Martha Cooke Danny and Denise Cooper James and Carol Cooper Buck Cooper and Elisabeth Malphurs Rhonda Cooper Betsy Copeland Mike and Emily Corkern Chris and Kim Corley Philip Cortese Rochell and Rynia Cottingham Alvin and Yuree Cox Boyce and Dannie Craig William Craig Dennis and Julia Cranford Will and Melanie Crawford Crazy Cat Bakers Jimmy and Meredith Creekmore Julie Crockett Justin and Frances Croft Kevin Croft Robert and Marilyn Croft Jim and Lea Crongeyer Jerry and Rene Cronier Brian and Kristy Cronin Greg and Kimberly Cronin

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Ken and Sue Cronin Greg and Judith Crotty Billy and Kimberly Crowder Richard and Susan Crump Bill Cruse CSpire James and Clara Cumberland Danny and Sharon Cupit Sean Cupit DeWayne and Lisa Cupples Emily and Greg Curran Ken and Wanda Curry Doug and Beverly Curtis Odiri Dafe Gary and Marcia Daigle Becky Dalton Edward and Stephanie Daly Mary Daniels Dick and Pam David Steve and Clay Davidson Barney and Betsy Davis Bruce and Ouida Davis Cathy and Jeff Davis Gene and Lynn Davis Gregory and Daphne Davis Jane Davis John and Judith Davis John and Tracie Davis Judy Davis Mrs. Kent Davis Michael and Kimberly Davis Ronald and Althea Davis Wes and Taylor Davis Diane Day Dot Dazet Caroline De Beukelaer Herwig and Meghan De Beukelaer Dean & Dean Architects Keith and Allison Dedmon Bruce and Teresa Deer Bart and Debby DeLashmet Jim and Christi DeLaughter Adam and Susan deNobriga John and Lisa Dent Matt and Inglish DeVoss Roger and Rachel Dickens John and Ali Dinkins John and Laurel Ditto Kane and Betsy Ditto Martin Ditto Edwin and Rhonda Dodd Joe and Dottie Donaldson Missy Donaldson Bee Donley Ron and Donna Donnelly

Lee and Barbara Dorr Ben and Alice Douglas Nathan and Sara Douglas Rosemary Douglass Harry and Angie Dowdy John and Pamela Downer Theresa Downer Zeke and Jean Downey David Drake Edgar and Jane Draper Bob and Pat Drinkwater Wayne and Ouida Drinkwater William Drinkwater Woods and Katherine Drinkwater Freddy and Melissa Duggan Frank and Susan Duke Mike and Anne Dulske David and Cindy Dunbar Katherine Dunbar-Smith Dunn Investment Company, Inc. David and Pam Eames Honey East Gordon and Christine Eaves John and Patricia Eaves Conrad and Renee Ebner Eddy and Celie Edwards Virginia Eidson Drake and Sabrina Elder Jim and Leigh Eley John and Dargan Eley Ely’s Restaurant & Bar Matthew Ellefson Gates and Annie Elliott Griff and Amy Ellis Tony and Tara Ellis Dick and Judy Ellison Rich and Robbi Ellison Derek and Jennifer Emerson Entergy Mississippi, Inc. Entergy Services, Inc. Tam and Nora Jane Etheridge George and Carol Evans Robbie and Donna Evans S. R. and June Evans Saramel Evans Blake and Emily Everett Dottee Everett Todd and Suzy Everett Faces, pllc Jody and Nancy Fail Tom and Meg Faile Mark and Patti Fanning Edward and Christine Farley Pat and Lisa Farley Rob and Virginia Farr


Robert Farr Lawrence and Jan Farrington Jessica Farris Amy Felder Bill and Joann Fender Ron and Blakely Fender John and Camie Fields Lib Fields Mark and Kit Fields Mark and Susan Fijman John and Beth Fike Elizabeth Fike Fine Eyes Haley and Allison Fisackerly Peter and Paige Ford Fisher FIVE GUYS Tim and Rose Flowers Hal and Tell Flowers Maxine Flynt Jim Foley Eleanor Fontaine Jay and Mary Ann Fontaine John Fontaine Will Fontaine Bret Ford Gib and Ellen Ford Krissy Ford Andre and Karla Foster Kiana Foster John Paul and Heyward Fougerousse Jimmy and Helen Fowler Doug Fox Henry and Betty Ruth Fox Jennie Fraiser Andy and Anna Frame Jerome and D’Andrea Franklin Pam Franklin Bill and Mary Franklin Lionel and Ilene Fraser Kevin and Chelsea Freeman Rod and Betty Lynn Freeman Adam Friedman and Corey Zhengebot Chris and Jennifer Friedrich JoAnn Fulmer Jeffie Fulmer-Thomas Chris and Cindy Funkhouser John and Wanda Funkhouser Ginny Futvoye Lee Gabardi Margary Gagne Dan and Bethany Gaillet Michael Galaty and Tanya Newkirk Oliver Galicki

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Mike and Maggie Gallarno Homer and Sandra Gardner Bud and Dee Garforth Don Garforth Jamie Garforth Doug and Aimee Garner James and Joey Garner Stephen Garner Jeff and Yvette Garrett Steve and Debbie Garrett Mark and Stephanie Garriga Jason Gates Mr. and Mrs. Walter George III Tom and Angie Gerrets Mohamed and Mai Ghafar Denton and Laura Gibbes Peggy Gibson John and Sandra Giddens Scott and Tracy Gilbert Chip and Laura Glaze Henry and Ruth Glaze Mike and Sara Gleason Steve and Mary Gleason Amit Goel Parvesh and Neelam Goel Hubert and Alpha Goings Wesley and Dolly Goings Ethan Goldberg Jim and Susan Golden Goldman, Sachs & Co. Jeff and Debbie Good Stuart and Dorothy Good David and Jordan Goodwin Henry and Jerry Goodwin Heath and Emily Gordon L. C. Gover Greg and Mendel Graeber Jan Graeber Kenny and Kelly Graeber Collier and Beth Graham Bishop Duncan Gray Marion and Stephanie Gray Cab Green Coleman and Tisha Green Helen Green Jim and Kay Green Joshua Green Jason and Betsy Greener Estate of Sherry Stribling Greener Adam and Molly Griffin Bill and Jane Griffin Brannan Griffin Michael and Gwen Griswold Rodney and Kim Grogan Trevor Gross

Guide One Creath Guillot Eddie Guillot and Chris Glick Avinash and Vinita Gulanikar Clay and Jennifer Gunn Rick and Alison Guynes Michael and Sherry Gwin H. F. McCarty, Jr. Family Foundation Lawrence and Kelly Haber Joe and Judy Hagood Lester and Ellen Hailey Tony and Leslie Haines Cathy Halford Barry and Robin Hall Sara Hall and Dillon Renfroe Jim and Susan Haltom Jim and Carrolyn Hamilton Jimmy and Miranda Hamilton Mark and Sally Hamlin Jifeng and Haiying Han Pamela Hancock George and Gwendolyn Handy Kevin and Sonia Hankins Aileen Hanlon Tim and Clare Hanlon Mike and Heather Harasty Les and Michelle Hardin Kelly and Shannon Hardwick David and Christi Hardy Ken and Jennifer Hardy Ross and Linda Harjes Louis and Alison Harkey Bill and Alice Harper Rose Harper Jim and Olivia Harrell Bob and Myriam Harris Leah Harris Bill and Cyndie Harrison Chris Hartfield Chris and Michelle Harth Steven and Joanne Harth Ira and Andrea Harvel Lucian and Jerri Harvey Jimbo and Mary Harwell Barrett and Katie Hathcock Carrie Hawkins John and Dorothy Hawkins Keith and Stacy Hawsey David and Elizabeth Hays Massie and Devin Headley Erik Hearon and Marla Harbor Curt and Virginia Hebert Alice Hebler Theresa Hebler Tina Heitmann


HEMLINE Edward and Jeanne Hendricks Susan Hendrickson Bob and Janie Hendrix John and Kristi Hendrix Matt and Jeane Herfurth Jody Herm Richard and Janet Hickson Joe and Tina Higgins High Cotton Highland Village Danny and Leslie Hillhouse Elbert and Claire Hilliard Sandra Hindsman Randy and Sarah Hines Dan and Betty Hise James and Annette Hitt Mike and Brooke Hoffman Cyndi Hogue Bob and Elizabeth Hoke Bob and Edna Holland James and Ouida Holland Ruthie Hollis Hank and Jenny Holman Sondra Holman John and Ruth Holmes William Hooker Sam and Jaci Hopper Mary Horton Aleathia Hoster David and Missy Hoster Bill and Mary Golde Howell Bo and Jenny Huang David Hude Tom and Terri Hudson Chris and Shelley Hughes Vikki Hughes Cal and Susan Hull Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Hull Tripp and Ashley Hullender William Hunter Robert and Melissa Hutchison Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland Grace Iacono Irby Lighting Company / Irby – Electrical Distributor Robert and Danielle Ireland John and Iris Isaacs Mr. and Mrs. John Isaacs Bill and Caldwell Israel Itron, Inc. Charles and Lee Jackson Jackson Pulmonary Associates Jay and Pam Jacobus Michael and Gloria Jaques

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Cliff and Nicole Jenkins Emma Jenkins Jimmy and Jo Jenkins April Jiles Shelby Joe Shelly and Michael Johannessen John N. Palmer Foundation, Inc. Anna and Ross Johnson Charles and Ellen Johnson Jerry Johnson and Louisa Dixon Raymond and Diane Johnson Richerish Johnson Scott and Susan Margaret Johnson Steve and AJ Johnson Thaddaus and Denise Johnson Walter and Amber Johnson Wes Johnson Brent and Cynthia Johnston Brannan and Tamsyn Johnston Lea Johnston and Wes Jones Tim and Elta Johnston Jason and Priscilla Jolly Jolly Orthodontics Jon D. Williams Cotillions Brent and Katie Jones Emily Jones Emory and Eula Jones Hewitt Jones Howard and Susan Jones Jimmy and Renee Jones Johnny and Mary Jones Kermit and Ara Jones Land Jones Sarabeth Jones and Mark Meagher Van and Nancy Jones Warren and Gennie Jones David and Ibby Joseph Derek and Johanna Jumper Jim and Rachelle Jumper Howard and Cheryl Katz Fran Keane Adam and Elizabeth Keckler Kathleen Keeton Jim and Charlene Keith Andy and Carla Kelly Matt and Marty Kelly Tom and Edie Kelsey Jeff and Beth Kennedy Warren and Leslie Kennedy Cliff and Billie Jo Kent Ben and Sonja Kerr Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Ketner Dennis and Janet Keveryn Majid Khan and Israh Akhtar Akif Khawaja and Nabila Akif

Bill and Jan Kientz Yong and Lissa Kim Young and Mi Kim Brian and Jennifer Kimball Burney and Hannah King Jenny King and Ted Baker Susan King Bruce and Amanda Kirkland Stephen and Marlo Kirkpatrick Dot Kitchings Taylor and Beth Kitchings Eric and Shauntell Kline Willie and Willie Mae Kline Ron and Erin Knape Mark and Kathy Knight Johnny Kochtitzky Meredith Kochtitzky Dave and Joan Koltz Aubrey and Betty Kopf Ron and Suzanne Kotfila Ron Kotfila, Sr. Phil and Mary Kuhn Marvin and Kenne Tribble Kunath Kirk and Kristan LaFon Luke and Louise Lampton Alan Landrum Carl and Susan Landry Donald and Miriam Landsman John and Katherine Lanford David and Bobbette Lang Alan and Holly Lange Ellen Langford Jon and Jenny Langford Robert Langford and Betsy Bradley Shane and Rebecca Langston Ike and Jayne LaRue Robert and Leslie Lautenschlager Ed and Susan Lawler Lazy Magnolia Patrik and Cristina Lazzari Eason and Ellen Leake Gerald and Dorothy LeCroy Edmund Lee Makau Lee Shinn and Grace Lee Victoria Leech Marco and Kerry Leflore Leila Edwards Designs Michael and Cassandra Leonard Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Lewing Adam and Shannon Lewis Kevin and Michelle Lewis Zoe Lewis Ken and Kiry Liechty Joseph Lightsey


Katie Lightsey Mike and Deb Lightsey Allison Lightwine and Benoit Fanna Andrew and Charlane Liles Chuck and Virgi Lindsay Jerome and Alicha Lindsay Scott and Valerie Linn Allen Linton and Robert Asti Hazel Little Jason and Lynette Little Randy and Debbie Lominick Will and Leigh Ann Longwitz Lounge Interiors Andrew and Michelle Love Love, Nina Jane James and Carol Lowe James and Susan Lowery Jim and Vicki Lowery Monte and Beverly Luehlfing Aubrey and Mary Beth Luke Maury Lutin Louis and Tippy Lyell Allen Lyle Charles and Heather Lyle Wilson and Susan Lyle Bradly and Duncan MacNealy James and Maria Madden Bill and Martha Magee Darin and Brooke Maier Richard and Carol Maier Maison Weiss Seve and Sriparna Majumdar Ashley Mallinson Jamie and Kristen Mallinson Con and Betty Maloney Steve and Janie Maloney Alex and Pat Malouf Patrick and Kristen Malouf Kevin and Mary Malphurs Ojus and Jane Malphurs Maria Mamud Adam and Sophy Mangana Dev and Brinda Manisundaram Bobby and Susan Maples Rich and Anne Maradik Don and Keturah Maraska Bob and Gloria Marble Miles and Angela Marcus David and Joyce Marion David and Elizabeth Maron Chad Mars David and Patsy Marsh Ann Marshall Derek and Lori Marshall Sean Marshall

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David and Diane Martin James and Charlane Martin Leah Martin Murphy and Axelinta Martin Russell and Sally Martin Martinson’s Garden Works John and Melody Maxey Real and Dana Maxwell Larry May Paul and Susan May Richard and Dorothy May Mark and Robin Mayfield Robert McAdory and Pamela Pape Packer and Mary McBride Ben and Jenny McCaffery Cody and Erin McCain David and Traci McCain Frances McCain Gerard McCall Ken and Dawn McCarley Davis and Sandra McCarty Mary Ann McCarty Rick and Cissy McCarty Danny and Hazel McCaughan Silas and Leesa McCharen Charles and Lisa McClintock Susan McClintock James McClure Justin and Patricia McClure Tad and Heather McCraney Jeff and Sara Jane McCrary Mark and Sharon McCreery McDade’s Markets Huey and Helen McDaniel Ray McDaniel Ray McFarland Charles and Nancy McGhee Howard McGregor and Tanya Walker-McGregor Bob and Nancy McGuire Margaret Anne McGuire Nathan and Lesley McHardy Brent McKay Marc and Mauri McKay Barney and Gwen McKee Shawn and Betsy McKee Eric and Jamie McKinley Andrew and Emily McLarty Margaret McLarty Nathan and Stephanie McLarty David and Lyn McMillin David and Johanna McMullan Luther McNabb and Anita Basu Obie and Rosie McNair Paul McNeill

Ian and Swayze McNiff Bill and Janie McQuinn Richard McRae, Sr. Selby McRae Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae Laurie McRee Mike McRee Jon and Keith Meacham Mike and Ruby Medlin Richard and Christa Meeks Rodney and Sara Meeks Mr. and Mrs. George I. Melichar Clarence Melton Carl and Judy Menist Merrill Lynch Cardy and Kristen Miller Jimmy and Mary Carol Miller Richard and Mary Mills Millie D’s Candy Minor Doug Minor Mint Restaurant Bob and Jeanine Misenar Seth and Rachel Misenar Mississippi Museum of Art Britt Mitchell Blake and Elizabeth Mitchell Don and Ann Mitchell Elizabeth Mitchell Clark and Misty Monroe Steve and Anne Montagnet Sid and Gloria Montgomery Wilson and Kellye Montjoy John and Penny Moore Lisa Moore Robert and Stephanie Moore September Moore Keith and Terri Morgan Richard and Melanie Morgan Morgan Stanley Jack and Risa Moriarity Bruce and Dale Morine Cooper and Frances Morrison John and Rita Morrison David and Diane Morse Gene and Lynda Morse Sallie Moseley Tom and Emily Mosley Marty and Rajita Moss Michael and Christine Moyle Chuck and Wendy Mullins Luther and Ginnie Munford Nils and Beatriz Mungan Roger and Mary Ethel Muns Jason and Susan Murphy


Sarah Murphy Chris Myers Sandra Nabors Farhan Nafis and Hina Qadri Susan Nail Rob and Missy Nash Bill and Betsy Nation Bobby and Renée Neal Bill and Susan Needham Andrew and Nikki Neely Bill and Angela Neely Taylor Neely Walter and Frances Jean Neely Buff Neill Jack Neill Melissa Neville Bronson and June Newburger Newk’s Eatery J. T. and Rachel Newman Huey and Lulu Ngo Jim and Maggie Nippes Carolyn Nix Larry and Dee Nixon Tally and Marcie Noah Lady Noel Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation Mike and Julie O’Brien Edward and Deidra O’Connor David and Priscilla O’Donnell Kevin O’Malley Leonore O’Malley Keith and Alaine Obert Sam and Alice Obert Doug and Walterine Odom Joey Odom Mike and Emilie Odom Brandon and Michele Ogburn Tucker and Margaret Olander Mr. and Mrs. Ron Olexy Tunji and Dupe Oluwatade Manny and Shari Ong Craig and Amanda Orgeron L. J. and Vivian Orgeron Abram and Hannah Orlansky Steve and Beth Orlansky Ludwig and Lynne Orozco Gleb and Olga Ostrovsky Luther and Janet Ott Calvin and Barbara Ousby Leanna Owens Angela Oyesiku Ann Pace Tom and Joan Pace Courtney Paine-Snider

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Billy and Regan Painter Jim and Sheila Palmer Joyce Palmer Keith Palmer Margaret Palmer Barun and Rita Pani Clay and Colette Parker David and Martha Parker Jen Parker and Rose Sotolongo Parker School Uniforms Michael and Aimee Parnell Wilson and Lauren Parry Sagar and Monica Patel Babu and Anita Patlolla Stan and Donna Patrick William Patrick Glenn and Judy Patterson Randy Patterson Steven and Cindy Patterson Thomas and Kay Patterson V.A. Patterson John and Beth Paxton Bill and Betty Pearigen Rob and Phoebe Pearigen Pearl River Resort Kathy Pearson Joyce Peck Majorie Peddle Andy and Cameron Peden Alan and Holly Peeples Grace Pei George and Carol Penick Alan and Anne Perry Jim and Jordan Perry Todd and Jennifer Peters Betsy Peterson Dave and Beth Peterson Justin and Anna Peterson Anthony and Mary Ann Petro Hans and Kristi Pettit David and Michelle Pharr Jim and Alison Phillips Lynda Phillips Roy and Ginny Phillips Crymes and Ashley Pittman Harold and Candis Pizzetta J. J. and Olivia Plummer Steve and Patti Pollock Jim and Gayle Poole Cullam and Mandy Pope Tim and Samantha Porter Ryan and Rebecca Posey Pottery Paws Jason and Stephanie Poulson Jon and Shirley Poulson

Joe and Linda Powell Lauren Powell Tom and Julie Powell Michael and Alla Pozdnyakov Greg Preston Greg and Deborah Proctor Todd and Angelia Pryor George and Jann Puckett Willis and Addie Pugh Graham and Katy Morgan Pulvere Louis and Shirley Puneky Michelle Purdy Paul and Pat Purdy Pure Barre Chris and Wanda Purser Alex and Mary Purvis John and Gayla Purvis Kim Purvis Don and Sue Pylate Guangzhi and Xinhong Qu Chemene Quinn Omar Rachid Ravi and Whitney Raju Seshadri and Sybil Raju Anne Ranck Jeb and Alden Marie Raulston Keith and Elizabeth Raulston Mary Rawson Win and Alison Rawson Bill and Sara Ray Chris and Carolyn Ray Gary and Tammy Ray Joe and Kathy Ray Steve and Melinda Ray Amanda Reed and Rachel Sokolowaki Andrew Reeves Vonda Reeves-Darby Regions Financial Corporation Ross and Sarah Reily Fred and Margie Reimers Frederick Reimers John and Trisha Reimers Rebecca Reimers Will and Michelle Reimers Joey and Alice Rein John and Yvonne Rein Julie Reis Remedy True Health / Medi Spa Bennie and Katrina Reynolds Wells and Kimberly Richards David Richardson Patsy Ricks Reginald and Linda Rigsby Billy and Irene Riley


Mike and Cheryl Rinehart Nancy Rivas River Hills Club Bob and Peggy Rives Mohammad and Andleeb Rizwan Dan and Holli Roach David and Leah Roark Richard and Ginny Roberts Susan Roberts Scott and Marcie Robertson Barney Robinson Bud and Judy Robinson Elizabeth Robinson / SpiritHouseGlass Hollidae Robinson John and Sylvie Robinson John Green Robinson Mary Robinson Sarah Catherine Robinson Marie Roby Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Ron and Kathryn Rodenmeyer Mike and Karen Rodgers Howard Roffwarg and Joy Hogge Annette Rollins Wayne and Kay Rone Lomarsh Roopnarine and Jennifer L. Baker Rooster’s Carl and Char Ross Ross & Yerger Donna Rowledge Roz Roy Bert and Tammy Rubinsky Andrew Rueff Tommy and Ann Rueff David and Cathey Russell Al and Lucy Sabin Ben and Emily Sabree David and Susan Sadian Sal & Mookie’s Joe and Betsy Samuels Aaron and Morgan Samuels Melissa Samuels Charles and Julia Sanders David and Toddy Sanders Ted and Sherry Sanderson Mary Sanderson Robert Santa-Cruz Tony and Faye Santangelo Joe and Mysty Scalia Pat and Carlene Scanlon Pat and Mary Schiele Scanlon Richard and Maria Scarbrough Kyle and Laura Schlett

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School Book Supply Company of Mississippi Joe and Becky Schulte Dave and Cathy Schultz Richard and Mary Ann Schwartz Charles and Norma Scott Chris and Stephanie Scott Emily Anne Scott Tom and Dessie Scott Jeff Seabold John and Ramona Seabold Tracy Seabold Paul and Gail Seago Ann Seale Jon and Ashley Seawright Anne Marie Seibel Ed and Barbara Sentell Bruce and Sue Senter Scott Sexton Stephen and Michele Shaffer Dale and Nola Shank Dennis and Stacie Sharp Steve and Kimberly Sharp Amy Sharpe Jim and Sandra Shelson Joey and Connie Shelton Vishwanath and Veena Shenoy Thatch and Jennie Shepard Gene and Mary Sheriff Sandesh Shettar Mike and Marion Shiflett Sanjib and Soni Shrestha Audrey Sidney Ed and Julia Simmons Simmons Farm Raised Catfish, Inc. Noel and Kristy Simms Yvonne Simms Kent and Trish Sims Jessica Singh Woody and Holly Sistrunk Skipworth Exceptional Portraiture Ben and Gloria Smith Brad and Laurie Smith Brannon Smith David and Mindy Jo Smith George and Grace Smith Norwood and Robin Smith Richard and Colleen Smith Mrs. Robert L. T. Smith Stan and Angie Smith Steve and Beth Smith Tom and Ellen Smith Lee and Betty Smithson Smoothie King Jim and Sharron Snider

Erik Snyder Stephen and Vickie Snypes Lisa Solomon Ken and Suzanne Sones Jay Songcharoen and Sharon Hong Josh and Dallas Sorrell Mack and Hope Sorrell Southern Celebrations Leslie and Sharon Southwick Sheila Spann Leland and Bessie Speed Stewart and Erica Speed Karel and Susie Speetjens Steven and Kristie Speights Carol Spencer Larry and Betty Spencer Bob and Vicki Spring Francis and Frankie Springer Dianne Squires Asoka and Seetha Srinivasan Gautam and Allison Srinivasan St. Andrew’s Athletic Booster Club St. Andrew’s Band Booster Club St. Andrew’s Class of 2007 St. Andrew’s Class of 2012 St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association Brian and Andrea Stallings Karen Stambaugh Jack and Terry Starr Stacey Stater Ellen Steeby Jay and Melanie Steen Ken and Liz Steere Mike Steere Mike and Christy Stephens Shirley Stewart Boba and Slavica Stokic Kevin and Eileen Stone Bill and Joanna Storey Conor Storey Phyllis Stover David and Allyson Strange William and Claire Strange Roscoe and Nancy Stribling Jonathan Stricker James Strickland Strong River Camp & Farm Sweet Peppers Deli Baine and Tiana Sudbeck Duff and Pat Sudduth Jerry and Patti Sullivan Stacy Sullivan Floyd and Bean Sulser Jim and Ward Sumner


Kasi Sumrall Lucy Kay Sumrall Victor and Monica Sutton Andrew and Mary Linley Sweat Andy and Jimmye Sweat Dale and Karen Swenson Brad and Demetrice Swinney Phillip and Stella Gray Sykes William and Michelle Sykes Marta Szlubowska-Kirk Chris and Allison Tabb Linda Tanaka Barney and Evelyn Tanner Dean and Stephanie Tanner Tara Wildlife Nathan and Emily Tarver Joe and Gwen Tatum Todd and Paula Tauzin Chico and Mary Taylor Gregg and Robin Taylor Herman and Jasmine Taylor Jenny Taylor John and Kathy Taylor Josh and Ruth Taylor Patrick and Laura Taylor Zach Taylor Cathy Tebo-Butterrick TEC Mac and Sandy Temple Deven and Aparna Thaker Mary Herschel Thames Tommy and Suzan Thames The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Club at The Township The Dog Wash The Fairview Inn The Fresh Market The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, Inc. The Green Room The Pilates Place of Mississippi The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation David and Aileen Thomas Jim and Martha Thomas John and DeAnna Thomas Philip and Debra Thomas Steve Thomas Sterling and Melanie Thomas Carter and Wendy Thompson Hays and Lynn Thompson Helene Thompson Michael and Gina Thompson Jewell Thurber

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Salil and Sharmila Tiwari Przemek Tokarski Louis and Tommie Tolar Charlie and Pollyanne Tomlinson Robyn Touchstone Andrew and Jan Townes Drew Townes Chris and Anne Travis Jim and Pat Travis Agnes Tribble Taylor Triplett Chris and Meriwether Truckner Trustmark Bank Barbara Tuminello Turkoyz Trey and Sidnette Turnage Dick and Patsy Turner Keith and Jennifer Turner Michel Turner Tuxedo Junction UBS Foundation USA Christian and April Ulmer Underground 119 B.T. and Virginia Van Hecke Mary Tom Vance Paul and Wilma VanLandingham Mike and Janet Vann John and Marcia Vaughey Jake and Jennifer Vaughn Ronald and Marrianne Veazey Leigh and Leah Vernon Ray and Sachiko Vick Parminder and Vibha Vig Jonathan and Gillian Viola Nancy Viola-Garrison Margaret Vise David and Anne Taite Vogeleer David and Susan Voisin Heather Wade John and Dorsey Wade Sidney and Gaylor Wade Thandi and Vangela Wade Bill and Anna Wadlington Joe and Allison Waggoner Libby Walden Brent and Sarah Walker Carroll and Constance Walker Gloria Walker Jeff and Charlotte Walker Le’Spencer Walker Rachael Walker Robert and Molly Walker Tom and Lynn Walker Ed and Nell Wall Randy and Carla Wall

Kyle Wallace Mike and Barbara Wallace Daron and Suzanne Walters Paul and Pam Walton Kequan Wang and Xiaohong Si Zilin Wang and Miao Zhao Locke and Melanie Ward Stan and Kim Ward Bill and Cecile Wardlaw Sarah Hensley Ware Andy and Kathy Waring James and Shannon Warnock Jim and Malinda Warren John and Judy Waskom Lee Waterhouse David and Susan Watkins Jason and Laney Bataille Watkins Louis and Frances Watson Louis and Jamie Watson Thomas and Kendra Watson Carl and Nancy Watts Shelby and Beth Watts Mary Margaret Waycaster Dick and Susan Weatherholt Clarence and Hazel Weatherspoon Carla Webb and Joce Pritchett Don and Elaine Weber Mark and Becky Weber Alan and Fran Weeks Miriam Weems Bud and Lydia Weisser Bjorn and Michelle Welander Duncan and Heather Welch Jennifer Welch Stacy Wellborn Wellington Management Company Ralph and Katherine Wells Rob and Pam Wells Stennis Wells and Mildred Ridgway Wells Terry Wells Wells Fargo Jim and Shannon Wentz Brock and Evelyn Westover Steve and Marcia Whatley Al and Colleen White Andy and Caroline White Ben and Christy White Frankie White Kirby and Shelley White Stephanie White-Esposito John and Harriet Whitehouse Jerry and Sue Whitt Aven and Kay Whittington Jerry Whittington


Chris and Holly Wiggs Kim Wiley Wiley Rein LLP Rose Wiley-Jackson Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson III Ren and Andrea Wilkes Craig and Stephanie Williams Henry and Nichole Williams Roger and Angie Williams Scott Williams Tommy and Elise Williams Carolyn Wilmesherr Bradley and Laurie Wilson Charles and Elizabeth Wilson David and Margaret Wilson DeLone and Cathy Wilson Dick and Lester Senter Wilson Louise Wilson Mark Wilson and Karen Livingston-Wilson Todd and Carol Wilson Dayle and Joy Windsor Michael and Cynthia Winkelmann Allison Winstead Charles and Marion Winstead Alabel Wiser John and Jan Wofford Taylor Wofford and Thomas Bender Trey and Dorothy Wofford Patty Wolf Walter and Dianne Wolfe Kenny and Allene Womack Dave and Margie Wood Frank and Celia Wood Dolph and Bonnie Woodall Edna Woodall Scott and Tracy Woods Candy Woolverton Ashley Wright Betty Wright Joshua and Emily Wright Ben and Carly Wynne Noelle Wynne Houjian and Yanling Xu Youguo Xu and Snow Wang Alex and Breck Yakulis Ben and Lauren Yarbrough Stephen and Kyoung Yeh Rick and Cindy Yelverton James and Guinevere Young Tim and Tammy Young Tauqeer Yousuf and Shema Ahmad David Zapletal Wu Zhou and Hong Zhu Xinchun and Jinghe Zhou

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MEMORIALS Memorials made to the Annual Fund are listed separately in the Annual Fund Report.

Bob Baskin, grandfather of Brad Baskin Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Fowler Ouida Bass, mother of Ouida Holland Mrs. Heather Allegrezza Mrs. Candy Coker Mrs. Meredith Kochtitzky Ms. Robyn Touchstone Ms. Terri Turner Jon Blumenthal, uncle of Jack Blumenthal Mr. and Mrs. David Blumenthal Fern Brown, great-grandmother of Scott Sexton Mrs. Cathy Bullock Mrs. Pam David Mrs. Meredith Kochtitzky Ms. Betsy Peterson Aileen Burgess, mother of Chris Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Chris Burgess Myrtice B. Dowe, grandmother of Michael John Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis Al East, father of Honey East and Brenda Bethany Mr. and Mrs. Alex Allenburger Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blake Mr. and Mrs. Minor Buchanan Mrs. JoAnn Fulmer Mr. and Mrs. Randy Lominick Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan McRae Dr. and Mrs. John Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Stan Patrick Mr. and Mrs. John Thames Mrs. Jeffrie Fulmer-Thomas Mrs. Margaret Vise Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wall John Fontaine III, former trustee Mr. and Mrs. Minor Buchanan Dr. and Mrs. Walter Neely Ms. Anne Ranck Dr. and Mrs. Bob Rives Mr. and Mrs. George Smith

Ruth Harth, mother of Chris Harth Mr. and Mrs. Minor Buchanan

Courtney Schloemer ’90 Dr. and Mrs. Walter Neely

Luethel Hicks, grandmother of Jonathan and Jessica Livingston Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Maples Ms. Anne Ranck

Lois Scott, mother of Jerry Goodwin Mr. and Mrs. Minor Buchanan Ms. Dottee Everett Mr. and Mrs. Stan Patrick

David Honeycutt, grandfather of Thomas and William McCaffery Mr. and Mrs. Gib Ford Mr. and Mrs. Ben McCaffery

Harold Stone, grandfather of Wes Pearigen Dr. and Mrs. Walter Neely

Dr. Gerre Hopkins, grandfather of Sam, Madeleine, Caroline, and Douglass Peeples Drs. Alan and Holly Peeples Gavin Jackson, brother of Ava Claire Jackson ’26 Mrs. Voula Blake’s Prekindergarten Class Mary Jane Lambert, former faculty Mr. Harry Bush Mr. and Mrs. Rod Freeman Ms. Kathleen Keeton Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Lewing Drs. Jimmy and Mary Miller Dr. and Mrs. Walter Neely Ms. Carolyn Nix Mr. and Mrs. David Parker Mr. and Mrs. Chico Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Ron Veazey Mr. and Mrs. John Wade Dr. and Mrs. Rick Yelverton Patsy Langford, former trustee Mr. and Mrs. Minor Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan McRae Mr. and Mrs. John Wade Mr. Phil Merrill, grandfather of Anne Maradik and Barry Jackson Mr. and Mrs. John Wade

Bennett Scott Tomlinson, son of Courtney and Scott Tomlinson Ms. Jan Graeber Dr. Andrew Townes, grandfather of Holland Townes Dr. and Mrs. Walter Neely Katherine Townes, grandmother of Holland Townes Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan McRae Paul Varnado, father of Tyler Varnado Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Roberts Tyler Varnado ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fields Patrick Vaughan ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Zeke Downey Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hailey Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sentell Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wardlaw Bobby Walden, husband of Libby Walden and father of Anna Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Walter Neely Mr. and Mrs. Stan Patrick A.G. Welch, grandfather of Lea Crongeyer Mr. and Mrs. Chris Purser

Osito, beloved pet of Meredith Kochtitzky Mrs. Candy Coker

Pat Westover, grandmother of Buchanan, Sam, Paige, and Oliver Westover Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rubinsky

Georgia Howard Safford, grandmother-in-law of The Rev. Annie Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Minor Buchanan

Bill Woolverton, husband of Candy Woolverton and father of Chris and Lucy Woolverton Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rubinsky


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Wendy: It’s actually quite funny to me that we’ve agreed to do this. I think back to when Chuck and I were engaged. He was adamant that we were not going to set up a wedding registry because he didn’t want to ask anyone for gifts. But this “ask” isn’t for us. It’s for our son and other children who attend St. Andrew’s today and who will attend St. Andrew’s in the future. Q: If another parent should ask you why it’s important to support the Annual Fund, what would you say? Chuck: I’m still stunned about all this. Do you know how hard it is to ask people for money when they’re already paying tuition? Wendy: Because Chuck and I are both the products of public school, just the fact that we’re paying private school tuition for our fourth grader is something our parents find bizarre. But while I think we turned out okay, today’s young people face greater competition in the job market than ever before. They need an education that not only provides them with the basics, but also opens their eyes to a world of opportunities on a global scale. They need an education that will take them out of their comfort zones and allow them to grow as people of character and compassion. For the younger kids, that means learning by experiencing, not just by reading about a topic. For the older students, it’s the experience of being taught by people who are experts in their fields, who have traveled the world pursuing their own educations and then come back to share what they’ve learned with their students. The Annual Fund makes the St. Andrew’s experience possible by supporting things that tuition alone simply cannot cover. Without the Annual Fund, I worry that our son would get only “the three Rs,” and I know that we, like so many other St. Andrew’s parents, want so much more for our child.

Q&A WITH CHUCK AND WENDY MULLINS Co-chairs of the 2013-14 Annual Fund Q: Chairing the Annual Fund is a big job. Why did you feel that chairing the Annual Fund was worth the sacrifice of time and effort you’ll be making?

THE ST. ANDREW’S ANNUAL FUND is an organized, yearly effort to raise gifts to support enhancements to the St. Andrew’s experience that aren’t covered by tuition alone. St. Andrew’s parents, grandparents, parents of graduates, alumni, and friends all play a key role in supporting the Annual Fund. • How much difference does the St. Andrew’s Annual Fund make? Every minute of every school day, $7.00 from the Annual Fund supports enhancements like professional development programs, classroom furniture and equipment, new athletic facilities, and more. More than 1,200 students and 150 faculty members benefit from the Annual Fund. • Support the St. Andrew’s Annual Fund, and help make every minute count. $13,261



$4,3 13 $30,585


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Professional Development for Faculty and Staff

Food Service Upgrades

Merit Scholarships

Technology Additions and Improvements

Curriculum Innovations

Athletic Facilities

Classroom, Security and Other Facility Improvements

Support of Other Initiatives and Programs

Chuck: Chairing what? Wendy said that this interview had something to do with St. Andrew’s sports. What’s the deal, Wendy? Wendy: Well, it does have to do with St. Andrew’s sports …and arts, and of course, academics – all areas which the Annual Fund helps to support. Our son, Gavin, is a fourth grader. Just as the many parents who made this sacrifice before us are helping Gavin today, everything we do today will help pave the way for an even better St. Andrew’s and even greater opportunities for our son and for future students. That’s definitely worth any small sacrifice of our time.

Q: Anything else you’d like to add about the Annual Fund? Chuck: Do we get anything for doing this? Wendy: You bet we do. We get the confidence of knowing that we’re doing all that we can to ensure the best for our son and his future, so that one day – all too soon, I’m afraid – we will look up and realize that he has become the man we always knew he could be. Plus, for doing all of this, surely at some point in our retirement years Gavin will surprise us with a fabulous trip around the world.

Q: What excites you the most about chairing the Annual Fund? Chuck: Wait, are you serious? We’re the Annual Fund chairs? Isn’t this the job where the couple has to ask other St. Andrew’s families for money?


To make your tax-deductible gift or pledge, contact Frances Jean Neely, director of annual giving, at 601.853.6014 or, or make a secure gift or pledge online at



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DAN ROSE GRADUATED FROM OHIO’S FINDLAY all about.” He directed numerous St. Andrew’s students College and Bowling Green State University, and also in original scientific research; many of his students studied at Cornell University and Syracuse University in were recognized with national and international science New York. When Rose came to Mississippi in 1979 from awards. Alumni still speak with a mix of awe and dread a teaching position in New Hampshire, he had two iron- of the Dan Rose-required bug collection. His unconvenclad criteria for joining the faculty at St. Andrew’s. tional style and knack for communicating with teenag “I asked the head of school, are you integrated, and ers made him an effective and memorable teacher. will you take my dog?” Rose recalls. “There are few teachers anywhere who inspire pas For the next 17 years, Rose presided over St. Andrew’s sion for learning like Dan Rose,” says Dr. Arjun Srinibiology classes alongside Pap, his Shetland sheepdog, vasan ’88, an associate director at the Centers for Diswho accompanied him to school every day. Rose brought ease Control and Prevention. “I recall many days in class a colorful history of teaching and world travel to the where his enthusiasm for what we were doing led to classroom. He had taught at several prestigious private amazing discussions, with everyone making comments schools in the Northeast, as well as teaching in Alaska, that Mr. Rose somehow managed to weave into the narwhere he also worked for the U.S. Game & Fish Ser- rative of the lesson. Each class ended up learning the vice. Travels to Papua, New Guinea, as an American facts, but we all got there through totally different conLutheran Church missionary led him to teach English versations. I left that class with a newfound passion for a there, as well as serve as an inspector of bush schools and subject that would end up becoming a major part of my the headmaster of a New Guinea career. Ninth grade biology with native boarding school. Over the Dan Rose played an important part FOR INFORMATION ABOUT years, Rose taught not only biolin leading me to a life in science MAKING A PLANNED GIFT ogy and anatomy, but also English and then medicine.” literature, French, and English as a Always an enthusiastic reader TO ST. ANDREW’ EPISCOPAL second language. and gardener, Rose is now spendSCHOOL, PLEASE CONTACT An avid traveler, Rose had vising his retirement years absorbing ELIZABETH BUYAN, ited more than 40 countries, travelbiographies, tending a backyard ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ing by car, train, ship, bus, airplane, garden bursting with tomatoes and and often on foot through Thaipeppers, and enjoying relaxed days INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT, land, Burma (Myanmar), India, with his dog, Pap II. AT 601.853.6013 OR Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, TurRose describes his time at St. BUYANE@GOSAINTS.ORG. key, Syria, Israel, France, Germany, Andrew’s as “one of the most England, and dozens more counexciting and rewarding jobs in my tries around the world. Rose sailed on a freighter loaded 43 years of teaching.” When he began his estate planwith animals bound for a zoo, came close to dying of ning, he included St. Andrew’s, leaving his home of 30 malaria, and even had an audience with the Dalai Lama, years to the school in his will. Rose directed that proalthough he confesses, “I’m more impressed by it now ceeds from the sale of the home go to support the St. than I was then.” Rose incorporated the many life lessons Andrew’s global studies program. His goal is to prohe’d learned along the way into his classroom teaching. vide St. Andrew’s students with the same opportunity “I was a storyteller,” Rose says. “I told tales about my to explore the world he so enjoyed. While Rose cites travels, including some that quite frankly, were a bit ris- St. Andrew’s history of outstanding educational excelqué, but I couched them in a way that wasn’t a big deal. lence as reason for supporting the school, it’s clear the I tied those stories into something we were studying, and revered teacher’s gift was based not only on the school’s the kids remembered that. I guess I was born to know impressive track record, but also on his own emotional how 14-year-olds think.” ties to St. Andrew’s. Rose also found creative ways to tie art, poetry, mov- “I’ve taught at many wonderful schools, but none of ies, and other subjects into the study of biology, explain- them gave me that personal feeling, that connection that ing that “the melding of all disciplines was what life was I felt to St. Andrew’s.”

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MERIT The St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Merit Scholarship Program IN 2005, ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL was selected as the recipient of a $2 million grant from the Malone Family Foundation to create scholarships for academically gifted students with financial need. The school’s marketing of the Malone Scholars program attracted hundreds of diverse, gifted applicants from throughout the Jackson metro area. The caliber of the applicants was high, and the selection committee often found it difficult to choose from among the talented students, any of whom would have been a valuable addition to the St. Andrew’s community. In order to offer this kind of opportunity to more gifted students with financial need, the school created the Arches to Excellence Scholarship. The application process for Arches to Excellence is the same as the Malone Scholars process, and recognition as an Arches to Excellence Scholar is equally prestigious. Together, the two scholarships make up the Merit Scholarship Program at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.




WHEN ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL WAS SELECTED AS the recipient of a $2 million grant from the Malone Family Foundation in 2005, there were only nine other Malone schools in the United States. This year, “The most effective skill I acquired at St. Andrew’s was balance. I learned how to be an artist, an honor roll student, a varsity softball player, and a community member.” — Karissa Bowley ’11

the Malone Family Foundation added its 50th and final school to the list. St. Andrew’s is the only school in Mississippi to receive this prestigious grant.

“The environment at my previous schools wasn’t what I wanted. When I visited St. Andrew’s, I instantly saw a difference. Teachers cared about the value of what they were teaching.” — Aritra Biswas ’13 The recipients of the Malone and Arches to Excellence scholarships shine, both during their time at St. Andrew’s and in their pursuits after graduation. Malone Scholar Karissa Bowley ’11 is a junior at Rhodes College in Memphis. Since enrolling at Rhodes, Bowley has excelled in the classroom, played on the softball team, and volunteered with a community garden, the Advocates for the Homeless program, and in a local kindergarten classroom. This fall, Bowley will serve as a site coordinator for Kinney, a community service and activism group on campus. Next spring, she will spend a semester abroad studying at the University of Ghana. Bowley describes receiving the Malone Scholarship as a life-changing experience, and credits St. Andrew’s with equipping her with the skills that helped her excel in college. “The most effective skill I acquired at St. Andrew’s was balance,” Bowley says. “I learned how to be an artist, an honor roll student, a varsity softball player, and a community member. At St. Andrew’s, the teachers and coaches expected all you could give, and you learned to meet their standards or to work your hardest trying. Managing my time and giving myself fully to all my activities has been important to me since I started college.”

Aritra Biswas ’13 was the recipient of St. Andrew’s Adele Franks Medal and is now a freshman at the California Institute of Technology, where he plans to major in physics. Biswas transferred to St. Andrew’s as an eighth grader after receiving the Arches to Excellence Scholarship. “The environment at my previous schools wasn’t what I wanted,” Biswas says. “At times it felt like there were few people in the building who cared about education, instead focusing on fulfilling requirements, teaching to a test, or just making students memorize methods instead of understanding them. When I visited St. Andrew’s, I instantly saw a difference. Teachers cared about the value of what they were teaching.” The Merit Scholarship Program not only makes it possible for gifted students to attend St. Andrew’s, but also gives those students the preparation they need to succeed in college and in life. At the annual dinner honoring the scholarship recipients and their families, Rebecca Hiatt Collins, St. Andrew’s director of institutional advancement, said, “As you have accepted this opportunity to reach for your dreams, please know that it is our dream that you will use this scholarship as your steppingstone to greater horizons.”

THE MALONE SCHOOLS ONLINE NETWORK During the 2013-14 school year, 12 of the 50 Malone schools are participating in a pilot program called the Malone Schools Online Network. Each school has equipped a classroom with cameras and screens that connect students with a teacher in another location, as well as with their peers in the other schools. The teacher can instruct students in all 12 schools simultaneously, and the students interact with the teacher and with their online classmates. The Malone Schools Online Network will allow participating schools to offer advanced subjects taught by experts without adding to their fulltime teaching staffs or requiring a minimum number of students to sign up in order to offer the class. Students do not have to be Malone Scholars to participate. Expert instructors come from participating Malone schools, as well as from Stanford University. Initial courses include advanced computer programming, mathematics, and chemistry classes, meteorology, language and humanities offerings, and other courses not typically included in a secondary school curriculum. • Based on the results of the pilot program, St. Andrew’s could join the Malone Schools Online Network as early as the 2014-15 school year. 52

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Recipients of the Malone Scholarship and the Arches to Excellence Scholarship are leaving their marks on St. Andrew’s and on the world. ARCHES TO EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS

Assata DeMyers, 2017 Freshman, St. Andrew’s

William McGee, 2011 Jackson State University

Kegan Leo, 2017 Freshman, St. Andrew’s

Hannah Paulding , 2011 Washington University

Jacob Tudor, 2017 Freshman, St. Andrew’s

Daniel Landry, 2012 Brigham Young University

Jeremiah Forsythe, 2013 University of Pittsburgh

Jake Bryson, 2019 7th Grade, St. Andrew’s

David Morse-Gagné, 2012 Lehigh University

Will Leonard, 2013 Mississippi State University

William Harkless , 2019 7th Grade, St. Andrew’s

Sadaaf Mamoon, 2012 New York University

Stephanie Stoddard, 2013 Millsaps College


Eve Rodenmeyer, 2013 University of Mississippi

Aritra Biswas, 2013 California Institute of Technology

Rodney Boss, 2014 Senior, St. Andrew’s Ian Stonestreet, 2014 Senior, St. Andrew’s Karnessia Georgetown, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s Julia Kirk, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s Darby Parker, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s

Perry Tyner Tate, 2007 Graduate of the University of Alabama, passed away in 2013 after a prolonged illness Kyle Craft, 2008 Graduate of Stanford University Zach Bullard, 2008 Graduate of Vanderbilt University Nick Ewing, 2008 University of Mississippi

Cara Keyser, 2014 Senior, St. Andrew’s Jackson Sharp, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s Carrie Stallings, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s Katie Morse-Gagné, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s Kenny Bryson, 2016 Sophomore, St. Andrew’s

Gabe Starr, 2015 Junior, St. Andrew’s

Blake Kelly, 2008 Graduate of Georgetown University

James Zhou, 2016 Sophomore, St. Andrew’s

Alexis Palmer, 2016 Sophomore, St. Andrew’s

Lucy Kay Sumrall, 2010 Rhodes College

Jayla Mondy, 2017 Freshman, St. Andrew’s

Thomas Pei, 2016 Sophomore, St. Andrew’s

Karissa Bowley, 2011 Rhodes College

Trey Till, 2019 7th Grade, St. Andrew’s


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APPLICATIONS FROM PROSPECTIVE students to St. Andrew’s have doubled since the same time period last year. With this increased interest comes an increased need for the financial aid, scholarships, and other programs provided through the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Touchstone Endowment. As an independent school, St. Andrew’s does not receive federal or state tax dollars or funding from the church. The Touchstone Endowment lessens reliance on tuition by providing ongoing support for St. Andrew’s outstanding faculty, physical facilities, and academic, artistic, and athletic programs. This permanent, reliable source of income helps St. Andrew’s keep tuition affordable for all of our

families and helps create the educational experience that earned St. Andrew’s its ranking among America’s top 20 private day schools. In a challenging economy, growing a healthy endowment is more important than ever. We hope you will consider a gift to the Touchstone Endowment or make it part of your estate planning. Endowment gifts of any size are greatly appreciated; there is no minimum dollar amount required. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SUPPORTING THE TOUCHSTONE ENDOWMENT,

please contact Rebecca Collins or Elizabeth Buyan in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 601.853.6000 or by email at or

THE PERFECT GIFT If you’re searching for the perfect gift for a family member or friend, an endowed fund in his or her honor could be the ideal solution. With a gift of $20,000 or more, you can establish a permanent endowment named in honor of yourself, of your family, or a loved one. Your gift will permanently honor your loved one and make a difference for generations to come. The St. Andrew’s Office of Institutional Advancement is happy to help you with all of the details and provide a beautifully framed and wrapped certificate.




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David V. Hicks Scholarship Created in honor of David Hicks, a former St. Andrew’s Headmaster

Creekmore Unrestricted Endowment Established by St. Andrew’s patrons, the Creekmores, so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees

Frank S. Johns Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing Created by the family of Dr. Frank S. Johns for achievement in creative writing

Ellen and Eason Leake Unrestricted Endowment Established by St. Andrew’s patrons, the Leakes, so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees

The Malone Family Foundation Scholars Program An endowment awarded to only 50 outstanding private and independent schools around the nation for the purpose of providing scholarships to gifted students with financial need

The Charlton Stevens Roby Endowment Established by his family in honor of grandparent Charlton Roby so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees

The McRae Scholarship Endowment Created by Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae for needbased aid Jennifer Mosal Memorial Scholarship Created by family and friends in memory of former student Jennifer Mosal

The Wells Family Unrestricted Endowment Established by Marsha and Terry Wells, so that the funds are directed at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees

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FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMS John D. Bower Endowment for the Enrichment of the Sciences An endowment created by Dr. John Bower, Professor Emeritus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Chairman of the Bower Foundation, to enhance science programs at St. Andrew’s


Dorothy Davis Library Fund An endowment supporting the library created in honor of Dorothy Davis, a former St. Andrew’s teacher, upon her retirement

J. Paul and Dee Faulkner Endowment Endowment for professional development established by late St. Andrew’s patrons J. Paul and Dee Faulkner

John D. and Scott Adams Alumni Scholarship Scholarship awarded to the child of an alumnus. Created by John and Barbara Adams in honor of their sons, both St. Andrew’s alumni

The James and Therese Rodgers and Thomas and Eva Bianco Scholarship Endowment Created by the Rodgers’ son and the Bianco’s daughter, Mike and Karen Rodgers for need-based aid

The Christian Alexander Allenburger IV Honor Scholarship Merit-based scholarship created by his family in memory of former student Chris Allenburger

Nancy Spencer Memorial Scholarship Created in memory of St. Andrew’s patron Nancy Spencer

J. Paul and Dee Faulkner Endowment for the Fine Arts Established by late St. Andrew’s patrons J. Paul and Dee Faulkner to support the fine arts program at St. Andrew’s. A portion of this endowment was used to create The Faulkner Studios for Art and Music

Craig D. Bluntson Memorial Scholarship Scholarship created by family and friends in memory of alumnus Craig Bluntson

The Alan Eugene Stallings III Memorial Award for Courage Created by Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae in memory of former Lower School student Alan Stallings

Guillot Global Fellows Program Created by alumnus Creath Guillot ’75 to provide grants to Upper School students for service-oriented international travel

The Spirit of Tyler Christopher Varnado Scholarship Created by his many friends, in memory of former student Tyler Varnado, to be awarded to a rising senior who best exhibits the outstanding moral, scholastic and leadership qualities for which Tyler was so admired

William Lee Heard III Endowment for the Band Given in memory of Bill Heard, III, by his family to enhance and enrich the St. Andrew’s band program and concert series

Whitney Luckett Watkins Scholarship Endowment Created by her friends in memory of alumna Whitney Luckett Watkins

E.E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Grants need-based scholarship for students grades 9-12 Adele Franks Memorial Scholarship Scholarship created in memory of Adele Franks, a founder of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Elise Green Herring Memorial Scholarship Scholarship honoring the daughter of the owner of Green Hall, an antebellum home on North State Street where St. Andrew’s School was housed from 1950 to 1966


The Christian Alexander Allenburger IV Faculty Award Award created by his family in memory of former St. Andrew’s student Chris Allenburger, given to one distinguished faculty member each year

E. E. Ford Foundation Two grants awarded to St. Andrew’s to endow faculty enrichment and development

Ouida C. Drinkwater Endowment for the Arts Created by her husband and children in honor of former parent and staff member and St. Andrew’s patron Ouida Drinkwater to enhance St. Andrew’s visual and performing arts program


J. Paul and Dee Tankersley Faulkner Scholarship Scholarship established by late St. Andrew’s patrons J. Paul and Dee Faulkner

Miss Jo and Dorsey Wade Endowment for the Lower School Library Created by Dorsey Wade, former Lower School teacher in memory of her mother, Jo Timberlake Nicholson

Rebecca Hiatt Collins Theatre Equipment Endowment Created by Vaughan and Nora Frances McRae in honor of Rebecca Collins, St. Andrew’s Director of Institutional Advancement, for purchase or maintenance of equipment for the Center for Performing Arts

The Providence Foundation Scholarship Endowment Scholarships through an endowment from the Providence Foundation

Winifred G. and Reynolds Cheney Memorial Scholarship Scholarship created in memory of St. Andrew’s patrons Winifred and Reynolds Cheney. Reynolds Cheney was one of the founders of St. Andrew’s

Sara Smith Ray Endowment for the Performing Arts Created by her husband, Bill, to honor Sara and support the Upper School drama program at St. Andrew’s

BOOK AWARDS Ross F. Bass Shakespeare Prize for Excellence in English Named for her father, Elizabeth Raulston created this award to be given to one male and one female 8th grade student who excels in the study of English Frances Elizabeth Dyess Memorial Prize in Science Upper School book award for excellence in AP Biology Edith Lee Evans Prize in AP Studio Art Given by Kelsey Evans in honor of her alumna daughter this award is given to the best student in AP Studio Art. James Parham Evans III Prize in American History Given by Kelsey Evans in honor of her alumnus son this award is given to the best student in American History. Adele Franks Leadership Medal Awarded at graduation to the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership as exhibited by Adele Franks, the school’s founding headmistress

Bishop Keller Memorial Memorial honoring a St. Andrew’s patron and providing support for the ongoing needs of the chapel

Marsha McCarty Wells Scholarship Fund Created by close friends and family in memory of Marsha McCarty Wells, a St. Andrew’s parent, Trustee, and patron

Louis James Lyell Endowment Created by his family to provide funds to maintain and support the Speer-Lyell Observatory and to enhance the astronomy program

William Watkins Endowed Scholarship for the Arts Bill Watkins, a former St. Andrew’s art teacher, generously named St. Andrew’s as the beneficiary of his retirement fund. These funds were the basis for a scholarship created in his memory.

Dr. Randall Gerald Patterson Endowment for Speech and Debate Created by friends, colleagues, and alumni to enhance the Speech and Debate Program in honor of this former faculty member

The Louis James Lyell Award for Excellence in Astronomy Created by his family this award is given to the top student in the study of Astronomy Warren D. Reimers Prize in French Created by his family this award is given to the best student in French studies Dan Rose Ninth Grade Biology Award Created by friends and colleagues in honor of his retirement, this award is given to the top 9th grade student in Biology research















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“COACH FANNING WORKS HARDER than anyone I know and he has always put his teams in a position to win games. Whether he’s building new facilities or pushing the team hard in workouts and practices, he’s always working toward our success.”— Senior Shortstop Connor Woodall


THE SAINTS BASEBALL PROGRAM HAS A 40-YEAR, THRILL-PACKED HISTORY AND A FUTURE THAT LOOKS EVEN BRIGHTER THAN ITS STORIED PAST. OVER THE PAST 16 YEARS, THE SAINTS HAVE POSTED 12 20-WIN SEASONS AND NINE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND HAVE MADE IT TO THE SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FIVE OF THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. standing baseball facilities, which he cred “I’M PROUD of the consistency of our its with raising not only the caliber of team, year in and year out,” says Head the baseball program, but with enhancCoach Mark Fanning. “Every season, we ing the North Campus as a whole. Lights, have three goals: win at least 20 of our “I WOULD CREDIT new stands, an indoor batting facility, and 28 regular season games, win our division, our success to hard other enhancements were funded through and advance in the playoffs. We talk a lot about high expectations. Players enter work, great coaching, generous donations from parents and the our program expecting to win. Our parand team chemistry. St. Andrew’s Athletic Booster Club. “There is nothing halfway about our ents and coaches expect the most from We get to play baseball baseball program. We put a lot of work every player. We also have a lot of supin, and as a result, the kids take more pride port from our fans, and a great game day with our best friends, in the program,” Coach Fanning says. atmosphere. Other teams mention that and that makes it But along with that pride comes a realit’s hard for them to play at St. Andrew’s.” easy to play well.” ization that baseball isn’t everything. Fanning’s players credit their success to “Our kids move to the future more the Saints coaching staff. Junior Infielder and quickly,” Coach Fanning says. “The entire “A successful baseball team always Pitcher Bennie Kirkland time they’re here, St. Andrew’s is preparneeds talent to succeed, but that raw talent goes to waste if coaches don’t develop their players or ing them for their future. We’ve had some kids that could let their players get sidetracked,” says junior center fielder have played college ball, but they chose another college and pitcher Graham Grogan. “That’s where we’re different. because they knew it would be better for their careers. They Our coaches put so much time into making us better play- make choices based on their long-term goals. ers. We value what they give us and, in return, we do our “That’s why it’s important to me that they learn something on the field besides just how to play baseball. They best to perform.” The Saints coaching staff includes Gerald McCall, who learn life lessons there that are just as important as what was drafted by the Chicago White Sox and played in their they learn in the classroom. We see boys enter this prominor league organization, as well as playing for the Jack- gram. They graduate as young men ready to move on to son Senators. Also in the Saints dugout is St. Andrew’s their next goal.” alumnus Chris Burgess ’79, who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays out of Delta State University and pitched with COMING IN 2014 Plans are underway to build a new baseball clubthat organization for several years. “Having coaches with professional baseball experience house that will include a locker room attached to gives us instant credibility. Not many high school teams can the third base dugout via a tunnel, lending a “Major say that,” Coach Fanning says. “Coach Mac and Coach Bur- League” feel as players enter the dugout from the gess are so well-respected by the players. When they coach, clubhouse. The new facility will also feature an open the kids know they’ve actually done the things they’re ask- area for team meetings and new bathroom facilities. ing the players to do, and done them at a very high level.” Expected to be ready for the 2014 season, the club Coach Fanning also takes pride in St. Andrew’s out- house will be funded through private donations.


SAINTS SPRING SPORTS RECORDS CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ST. ANDREW’S TENNIS TEAM, who brought home the State Championship, plus all five individual state championships. This was the tennis team’s eleventh straight State Championship. Kudos also go to the Saints baseball team, who ended the season as the District Champions and the South State Runner-up. BASEBALL – 21-15, District Champions, South State Runner-Up • FAST PITCH SOFTBALL – 5-14 • BOYS GOLF – Third place in State LACROSSE – 4-5 • TENNIS – State Champions • BOYS TRACK – Second place in State • GIRLS TRACK – Second place in State


WHILE the St. Andrew’s powerlifters didn’t qualify for the state championship meet as a team, two lifters did compete in the state event. Sophomore Madyson Brown returned as qualifier for the girls state championship for the second time in two years, and senior Jordan Gasc earned second place in the under-275lb. weight class for 3A boys.

St. Andrew’s once again received the Clarion-Ledger’s All Sports Award for MSHAA Class 3A. The All-Sports Award recognizes the Mississippi school with the most well-rounded and successful athletics program. This marks the fourteenth year in a row that St. Andrew’s has won the title for its class, and the nineteenth time in the last 21 years. Go Saints!



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Eric Ford ’95 • Distinguished Alumni Award

HIS STELLAR CAREER AS AN ASTROPHYSICIST has seen Eric Ford reaching for the stars literally and figuratively. Ford has not only assisted NASA in discovering new planets, but has also inspired the next generation of space explorers as a professor of astronomy and astrophysics. At 33, he received the 2011 Harold C. Urey Prize for outstanding planetary research by a young scientist, one of the field’s most prestigious awards.


“Since everything occurs in a vacuum, studying astronomy is almost easier than studying things on Earth. Although there is a certain drama in observational astronomy, if it’s cloudy at your location that day on Earth, you miss it.”


ascinated by meteor showers, comets, and the for its Kepler mission, which resulted in the discovery of space exploration conducted via the Voyager thousands of planetary systems, including a system with spacecraft in the 1980s, Ford grew up dream- six planets orbiting very close to a star similar to the sun ing of becoming an astronomer. He earned under- some 2,000 light years from Earth. graduate degrees in physics and mathematics from the “I was thrilled to be involved in the Kepler mission, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received to make the journey from data to discovery,” Ford says. his Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences Ford was a Hubble fellow at the from Princeton University. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for PROMISING While his formal education was Astrophysics, and served as a ten(AND DELIVERING) in science, Ford also studied comured associate professor in the THE MOON puter science and statistics, fields University of Florida Astronomy that helped Ford identify new ways Department before accepting his Eric Ford began to conduct planetary research. One current position as professor of St. Andrew’s as a member of his biggest contributions was a astronomy and astrophysics at of the Class of 1996, but theory that explained the shapes Pennsylvania State University. persuaded the school and sizes of orbits of “hot-JupiFord was drawn to Penn State administration to let him ters,” giant planets that orbit very by three exciting programs – the close to stars outside our own solar Center for Astrostatistics, which graduate a year early. One system. Ford was also instrumental applies modern statistical methof Ford’s favorite St. in the creation of computer tools ods to astronomy; the Center for Andrew’s memories is of a designed to interpret small changes Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, trip taken with astronomy in the time when a planet passes in which searches for and characterteacher John Applegate to front of its star. By tracking these izes potentially habitable planets use the National Radio changes, Ford developed a new around nearby stars; and the Penn Astronomy Observatory method for confirming the presState Astrobiology Research Centelescope in Green Bank, ence of other planets. ter, which studies the potential for West Virginia, to observe “Since everything occurs in a life in extreme locations on Earth vacuum, studying astronomy is and translates that information the moons orbiting Saturn. almost easier than studying things into implications for life on other “That trip was just one on Earth,” Ford says. “Although planets. example of how St. there is a certain drama in obserWhile he’s built his entire career Andrew’s did more than vational astronomy, if it’s cloudy on the study of other worlds, Ford just offer cool classes. The at your location that day on Earth, confesses that he is not a fan of sci St. Andrew’s faculty went you miss it.” fi movies or TV shows. out of their way to provide His work and reputation in the “I’m just too passionate about students with more scientific community prompted the science,” Ford says. “I get so opportunities to learn.” NASA to choose Ford as an inteannoyed at the things sci fi doesn’t gral member of the science team get right that I just can’t watch it.”

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD The highest honor bestowed up on alumnus or alumna, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have made extraordinary personal achievements, professional accomplishments, and significant contributions that benefit society. Recipients are individuals whose exemplary lives and activities reflect honor upon St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. One alumnus or alumna is recognized each year.


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Charlie Munford ’00 • Young Alumni Award

CHARLIE MUNFORD IS APPLYING THE LATEST techniques in environmental sustainability to one of the world’s oldest and most critical industries – farming.


“I learned my most important lesson my first day as the owner of the farm. I had been reading about sustainability, and I’d decided that I wanted to plow my garden with a mule. The ground was rock hard, the plow got stuck, and the mule rebelled.”


s the proprietor of Two Run Farm in Vaughan, of grasses and herbs to blanket the ground. Two Run Mississippi, Munford provides artisan, free- Farm then follows a strict rotational grazing pattern to range meats to upscale restaurants in New create the freshest, most diverse pastures it is possible Orleans and Jackson. Two Run Farm raises sheep, cattle, to maintain by natural means. The resulting variety of and organic vegetables under the supervision of a team plant species ensures that fresh forage for the animals is experienced in sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, always available. environmental science, and the culinary arts. Lamb from Despite his academic preparation and a childhood Two Run Farm was a signature dish at St. Andrew’s pop- and young adulthood spent on the rural family propular Farm to Table event last spring. erty, Munford discovered he still had a few things to learn Munford earned a master’s degree in forest science about the down-and-dirty work of farming. from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environ“I learned my most important lesson my first day as mental Studies, and studied agro-ecology in Cuba as an the owner of the farm,” Munford says. “I had been readundergraduate. In 2006, he established the Flying M Farm ing about sustainability, and I’d decided that I wanted to in Vaughn, Mississippi, on property originally cultivated plow my garden with a mule. So, I bought a mule and by his grandfather. In 2010, Munsharpened an old-fashioned plow. ford renamed the property Two My neighbor across the road was “ST. ANDREW’S Run Farm in honor of his family’s a longtime farmer, and he came original Two Run Farm, founded in over to watch. The ground was has always embraced 1890 in Georgia by Munford’s greatrock hard, the plow got stuck, and alternative viewpoints great-grandfather. the mule rebelled. She wrapped and given students the While still maintaining the Munthe plow around a tree, broke free, intellectual freedom to ford family’s longstanding tradition ran over me and the neighbor, and experiment with new of stewardship and conservation, escaped into the woods. I chased ways of doing things. the old farm has been renovated after her, and when I finally came What we do at Two Run and adapted for new methods of back, my neighbor was gone. Farm is unconventional sustainability. Charlie Munford “I thought he was mad,” Muninstituted a healthy form of natuford continues, then breaks into and innovative. St. ral livestock grazing to help restore a laugh. “But a few minutes later Andrew’s supports that the land. He added a larger, leased he came riding back on his tractor sort of creativity and acreage nearby to allow Two Run with a disc. He didn’t even look intellectual freedom, Farm’s animals more room to graze. at me. He just drove on past me which is so important to Those pastures are naturally mainand plowed my whole garden. I producing entrepreneurs.” tained without the use of chemical learned a few things about practifertilizers, allowing a diverse array cality that day.”

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD The Young Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of an alumnus or alumna who has made a major contribution to the community, arts, sciences, or business. Alumni must have graduated from St. Andrew’s within the past 15 years to be eligible for nomination. One alumnus or alumna is recognized each year.


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“Every day as a diplomat brings something new and challenging. Being posted overseas means being at the mercy of breaking world events, declarations of war, crises, and natural disasters, as well as diplomatic summits, treaties, and incidents. You never know what the day will bring.”




Shelly Williams Johannessen ’88 • Saints in Service Award


ohannessen studied Japanese at Salem College and when I was flown over the border into Iraq; meeting my Wake Forest University, taught English in Japan, husband while serving at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna in and worked as a press analyst for the Japanese 2005; evacuating our posting in Minsk in 2008 within 48 Embassy in Washington, D.C., before joining the U. hours due to a mandatory embassy drawdown of U.S. S. Department of State in 1996. Her varied assignments diplomats ordered by the Belarusian President; serving focus on promoting peace, protecting American citizens for two years at the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, Cuba, while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad, and where we lived on a tropical rainforest property with resolving issues that unite or divide 42 ducks and chickens; and currently, the United States with the host counbeing in Moscow during important “I REMEMBER try. Johannessen notes that for a forevents and bi-lateral summits includbeing nine years old in eign service officer, there is no such ing the G-20 in St. Petersburg in Sep1979 and watching the thing as a “typical” day. tember 2013 and the Sochi Olympics Iran Hostage Crisis “Every day as a diplomat brings in 2014.” unfold on the nightly something new and challenging. Johannessen accepted the Saints in Being posted overseas means being at Service Award via video in honor of news. I was too young the mercy of breaking world events, her late grandfather, Col. James Davis, to fully understand the declarations of war, crises, and natUSAF, “who instilled in me the values intricacies and dynamics ural disasters, as well as diplomatic of love of family, honor, patriotism, of international summits, treaties, and incidents. You and service to one’s country.” She relations, but I was never know what the day will bring.” also credits St. Andrew’s with preparintrigued and I followed Johannessen lists area knowledge, ing her for her career abroad. it to the end. I grew up dedication to the mission, loyalty to “While physically in the middle listening to my service, hard work, and unwaverof the deep southern state of Misgrandfather’s World ing patriotism as critical qualificasissippi, St. Andrew’s educated, and tions for the job; her fluency in Rus- War II stories, and I used continues to educate, under an intersian, Spanish, and Japanese also gives national umbrella that encompasses to read his international her an edge. While she describes all subjects including art, music, histhrillers by John La her many moving, harrowing, and tory, science, languages, and literaCarre and Robert humorous experiences overseas as ture,” Johannessen says. “Although Ludlum. Overall though, “enough to fill a novel,” a few experiI didn’t earn my pilot’s wings as my I think I was truly ences stand out. grandfather did, I earned my own inspired by the history, “Memorable moments include wings in the form of a black diploculture, and languages receiving the flag of Russia on ‘Flag matic passport. With that passport, of the world introduced Day’ to indicate where my first assignI have gained enormous and invalument overseas would be; the day I volable experience of which I think St. to me at St. Andrew’s unteered to serve in the war in Iraq in Andrew’s Episcopal School and my Episcopal School.” 2003 and the pride I felt in our country grandfather would be proud.”

AS A FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER with the U.S. Department of State, Shelly Williams Johannessen has represented the United States as a diplomat in Russia, Iraq, Austria, Belarus, and Cuba. Johannessen is currently fulfilling her second assignment in Moscow, where she focuses on counterterrorism efforts with the host government, including preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

THE SAINTS IN SERVICE AWARD The Saints in Service Award recognizes St. Andrew’s alumni who demonstrate exceptional service to others and have made a positive difference in their community. One alumnus or alumna is recognized each year.



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Rob Farr ’68 • St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award

DESPITE HIS DEMANDING SCHEDULE as principal and corporate president of Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects & Engineers, Rob Farr has made the time to serve St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in multiple leadership roles.


“My experiences at St. Andrew’s demonstrated to me that leadership depends on team work, and the best way to lead is first by listening. Only by working together can we accomplish great things.”


arr served on the board of trustees from 1996- the windows during fire drills, eating our lunches on 2005, including two years as the board chair, and the sun porch, and trying to learn to spell, which is still service on the finance, executive, and facilities a challenge.” committees. As a member of the steering committee of Rob and Virginia’s son, Robert Farr III, is a 2001 Alphathe 1998 Great Expectations Capital Campaign to build Omega graduate of St. Andrew’s. When his son was a the Center for Performing Arts, he volunteered both student, Farr volunteered at every level of the school, his time and expertise, consulting with the project’s performing services from helping with the campus landarchitect, Jim Eley, on the building’s design. Farr and scaping to assisting with the Saints basketball team. his wife, Virginia, have served as chairs of the Annual “I served as the board chair in 2001, during my son’s gradFund and were inaugural members of The 1947 Soci- uation year,” Farr says. “Of all my St. Andrew’s memoety. Farr was appointed to the Corporation by the St. ries, my favorite is hugging my son as he walked across Andrew’s vestry. the stage at graduation to receive his diploma from Head “My experiences at St. Andrew’s demonstrated to me of School Dave Wood.” that leadership depends on team work, and the best way Farr’s loyalty and support of St. Andrew’s will conto lead is first by listening,” Farr says. tinue in perpetuity; he and his wife “Only by working together can we have left a gift to St. Andrew’s in “I REMEMBER accomplish great things.” their will to sustain the school in how much fun Farr attended St. Andrew’s from the years to come. the third grade to the sixth grade, “I have learned that a great society St. Andrew’s made it the final year offered at St. Andrew’s requires great educational systems,” to learn, to explore the at that time. Classes were held in a Farr says. “We have to support the world of knowledge… house on State Street. Farr’s mother future, even when our own children St. Andrew’s Episcopal was the school’s assistant librarian, have long graduated. The next genSchool gave me a presiding over a small but well-choeration must have the same opporgenerous gift of education sen selection of books. tunities as they did. St Andrew’s is “I remember how much fun a gift to the community provided and growth. I am happy St. Andrew’s made it to learn, to by like-minded supporters to make to give back to the explore the world of knowledge,” a difference. St. Andrew’s Episcopal school and to help Farr says. “Some of my favorite School gave me a generous gift of make St. Andrew’s memories are of going to school in education and growth. I am happy even stronger.” that grand old house on State Street, to give back to the school and to help sliding down the ‘escape slides’ out make St. Andrew’s even stronger.”

THE ST. ANDREW’S LOYALTY AWARD The St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award honors St. Andrew’s alumni who, in deed or action, reflect and recognize the importance of being an alumnus or alumna of St. Andrew’s; who demonstrates pride in their alma mater; and whose interest and loyalty are evident by their significant, notable, and meritorious contributions toward the advancement of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. One alumnus or alumna is recognized each year.





WHAT JUST BLOWS YOU AWAY Members of the St. Andrew’s alumni board were asked to share their thoughts on what’s changed at St. Andrew’s since they were students, what’s remained the same through the years, and which St. Andrew’s achievements have impressed them the most, or to put it another way, “have blown them away.”

EMILY JONES ’00 “In many fundamental ways, St. Andrew’s has not changed. There is still a high level of academics, students are involved in the school and larger community in great and diverse ways, and while the art rooms may be in the old science rooms which was the old cafeteria, the atmosphere created by the staff and students still feels as familiar to me today as it would have 15 years ago. The greatest differences I notice are the expanded facilities and the size of the student body. We now have the ability to offer a wider variety of activities and classes.”

community-minded leaders living across the globe. That’s impressive.” JORDAN HAILEY BRYAN ’03, President-elect “Coming back to campus and serving on the alumni board has reminded me time and time again why I am who I am today. St. Andrew’s shaped me in more aspects of my life than I could have ever imagined. It takes coming back and being involved as an adult to see that in motion with the current students. From the curriculum and the teachers to the individuality of the student body, it’s clear to me how St. Andrew’s prepared me for the real world.”

TAYLOR NEELY ’01 “What’s changed? Sushi for lunch! Yes, please. We were enjoying buttery grilled cheese sandwiches from a trailer when I was there. What hasn’t changed? Every time I step on the campus, I feel like I’ve come home. I love the sense of community. I love meeting students and other alumni. We feel like a family. And I continue to be amazed by the caliber of people St. Andrew’s produces. Not only are they incredibly smart, they’re also


TINA HEITMANN ’02, Secretary “The accomplishments and intelligence of the current students blows me away. It seems like every social media outlet is continuously posting the accolades of these impressive young people. They are all achieving far more by the time they are 18 than I had even fathomed to endeavor by adulthood.”










RAVI RAJU ’88, Immediate Past-president “I am doubly blessed to have reconnected with St. Andrew’s not only as a member of the alumni board, but also as the parent of twins that started in pre-K and are now in fifth grade. My kids seem to be much more advanced than I was at their age and the conversations they have with their classmates are both humbling and inspiring. What was important to my educational growth when I was at St. Andrew’s and what is clearly an advantage for my children is the quality of discourse between classmates, and the intellectual stimulation and challenge they receive from their friends. The significant affection that I have for St. Andrew’s as an alumnus is far surpassed by the appreciation I have for the education my children are receiving today.”

classmates and I were their age, the kids are the same bright, funny, driven, inventive, sarcastic, athletic, slightly overworked, intellectually curious young adults that I remember being surrounded by while I was a student. As an alum, that’s what’s important to me. The world needs more good Saints. I’m thrilled that St. Andrew’s is still making them.”

Andrew’s students are empowered to study, play sports, and participate in various artistic activities, rather than being forced to focus on specialties at an early age. But what really blows me away is the fact that as current St. Andrew’s students, my children have the opportunity to catch the same lightning in a bottle that I was able to as a St. Andrew’s student.”

SCOTT ALBERT JOHNSON ’88 “Everyone who knows St. Andrew’s is well aware of our outstanding academic tradition. What is far more important to me is the open attitude of curiosity and compassion that a St. Andrew’s education fosters. That’s the legacy I carry with me, and I see that legacy continuing each day with today’s students.”

OLIVER GALICKI ’08 “The same morals that made the school great years ago continue to drive the school into the future, which is very important for its success.”

ALEX PURVIS ’94, President “What really blows me away is the value of a St. Andrew’s education. When my eight year old teaches me a new way to do math and my five year old reads a book to me at bedtime, I have no doubt that money paid or given to St. Andrew’s is money well spent. There is evidence every day that we are getting an amazing return on our investment.”

LORNA LYELL CHAIN ’83 “The size of the student body has increased, but St. Andrew’s still has that ‘small school’ feel. My graduating class was about 23 students and we knew each other well. Even though an average class size today is in the 90s, it’s still small enough that the students know each other. The people have not changed; the faces have but not the heart of this school. It’s comforting to know my children are surrounded by the same feeling today that I felt 30 years ago.”

FRANK KOSSEN ’94 “What’s changed the most is the environs. What was already one of the finest high school campuses in the state while I was a student – we had an observatory! – has grown by leaps and bounds. The science building, the athletic fields, the performing arts space – honestly, I’m a bit jealous. What hasn’t changed are the kids. Through the St. Andrew’s alumni board and my church, I’ve gotten the chance to interact with and get to know some of the current students. Even though the trappings of teenage life are quite different from when my

JASON WATKINS ’91 “The St. Andrew’s community has maintained what I’ve always felt was its strongest characteristic – pride in learning and knowledge. Another thing that doesn’t seem to have changed is that the student body is still able to participate in so many diverse activities that are not typically available to students at other schools. St.


KEN SONES ’93 “What has impressed me the most since joining the alumni board is the way St. Andrew’s has grown exponentially, yet been able to retain its spirit and commitment to excellence. The diversity, the highest standards of academic and athletic achievement, and the character of the student body all remain the same as when I was a student. The facilities and resources that are available now to the students make St. Andrew’s a nationally competitive institution that adds a level of preparedness to a young person’s life that will continue to pay dividends far after college.”

DAN ROACH ’78 “I have always been and continue to be most impressed by the loyalty, love, and appreciation that St. Andrew’s alumni have for our alma mater. One thing that has not changed about St. Andrew’s – and if we remain true to our mission, I doubt that it ever will – is the depth of relationships based on mutual respect and admiration that are forged among students and their peers, among faculty colleagues, and especially among students and their teachers. That is perhaps not only one of the enduring constants of St. Andrew’s, but also the primary reason our school continues to hold such special significance for its alumni.”




ALL ALUMNI WEEKEND 2013 September 27–28

Many thanks to the St. Andrew’s Student Alumni Leadership Team, whose members play an integral part in planning All Alumni Weekend and whose volunteer efforts are sure to make the event another success in 2013.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the second annual St. Andrew’s All Alumni Weekend, the event that brings all St. Andrew’s graduates and former students together to “remember the time.” Last year, more than 300 members of the St Andrew’s community attended All Alumni Weekend, including alumni whose class years ranged from 1982 to 2012 and their parents, spouses, and children, as well as former faculty and staff members. Popular activities from the 2012 event, including the pre-game barbecue with live music, campus tours, a 5K Fun Run, and children’s activities, are on tap again for 2013. Alpha-Omega graduate Emily Allenburger Gordon ’94 attended the 2012 event with her husband, Heath, and children, Andrew (class of 2025) and Chris (class of 2028). The Gordons plan on making All Alumni Weekend 2013 another fun-filled family event. “The weekend brings back so many memories,” Gordon says. “As a Lower School student, I loved it when the Upper School kids put on the Homecoming pep rallies for us little ones. As for Middle School, I still can recite the Lord’s Prayer in Latin, as this is how we started every class with Mr. O’Malley. In Upper School, I remember relaxing in the grass outside during study hall, doing my

homework and enjoying the sun and the quiet time. All Alumni Weekend brings all of that back.” Takanobu “Taka” Tanaka ’82 was a Japanese exchange student at St. Andrew’s from 1981-82. Tanaka lives in Japan, but made the long journey back to Mississippi for the 2012 event, which coincided with his 30-year high school reunion. “I was a little nervous on the way to Jackson because I was not sure if people remembered me,” Tanaka says. “It was totally an unnecessary worry. As soon as I saw the faces of my former classmates, I felt the warmest welcome. “I had seldom attended any reunion before, even in Japan, because I believe in the saying ‘your future must be bigger than your past,’” Tanaka continues. “But I can now say that reconnecting with old friends was not just embracing past memories, but was more futureoriented. I’ve been a broadcast journalist, traveling to many places and meeting many people of different cultures. That year in Jackson was the defining moment of my life. By visiting my past, I could recharge myself for the future. I feel myself leading a fulfilling life and that life started in Jackson, Mississippi, with my friends at St. Andrew’s.”

ALL ALUMNI WEEKEND • PARTIAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Morning: • Homecoming pep rally and tour at the Lower School Evening: • All alumni family barbecue with live music, followed by the Homecoming football game vs. Clarkdale High School • Individual reunion classes’ gatherings at various off-campus locations (’88, ’93, and ’03) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Morning: • Tennis time with current St. Andrew’s tennis team members • 5K Fun Run


Mid-Morning: Family friendly gathering and tours of the North Campus, followed by lunch with former faculty members. Parents of alumni are welcome.

• Kid Corral featuring a bounce house, games, face painting, and other activities for children. Every child will also receive a St. Andrew’s goody bag. Evening: • Individual reunion classes’ gatherings at various off-campus locations (’83, ’88, ’93, and ’03) All registrants will receive an All Alumni Weekend souvenir cup, St. Andrew’s Frisbees, pens, stickers, and more, all in a St. Andrew’s tote bag. REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNIONS AND OTHER WEEKEND EVENTS AT WWW.GOSAINTS.ORG/ALLALUMNIWEEKEND



Patricia Palmer McClure Wells Richards Pat Scanlon Kevin Stone Noelle Wynne 1987 – 10% Leslie Martin Carter Dorothy Allen Hawkins Elizabeth McNease Hays* Anne Jackson Maradik John Green Robinson Karel Speetjens* 1988 – 20% Warwick Alley Chucky Bluntson Toby Coleman Lionel Fraser Shelly Williams Johannessen Scott Albert Johnson** Tad McCraney Ravi Raju*,**

327 alumni – or 15.54 percent – donated to the St. Andrew’s 2012-13 Annual Fund, contributing a grand total of $106,179. That’s up almost $26,000 over alumni giving for the previous year. The average gift was $325. THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ALUMNI, WHO GAVE IT UP FOR ST. ANDREW’S: 1957 Betsy Wise Copeland 1958 Tippy Reimers Lyell* 1960 June Wilkinson Evans 1963 Leslie Bear Kendall Blake Maury Fontaine Lutin 1965 Elta Posey Johnston Jim Johnston 1967 Julie-Mac Blood Armstrong 1968 Rob Farr*

1969 Jay Fontaine 1970 Jerry Scott Goodwin Betty Brown Spencer 1971 Susan Roberts 1973 Eddie Guillot* 1974 – 26% Congratulations on raising the most funds Tom Hudson* Vaughan McRae* Sallie Roper Moseley Karen Crenshaw Swenson Katherine Rone Wells* 1975 – 11% Joan Becker Cal Hull Susan McEuen Lawler

1976 – 9% Carl Menist Frances Rone Morrison*

1980 – 13% Stephen Garner Jon Langford Ren Wilkes

1977 – 11% Clay Lambert Davidson Jim Phillips* Anne Bower Travis*

1981 – 13% Julie Crockett Emily Mosby Curran Wilson Lyle* Amanda Reed Betty Black Smithson

1978 – 12% Hannah Kitchings King Beth Wilson Peterson Dan Roach** Susan Gentry Saidian Jay Steen 1979 – 18% Sarah Yelverton Buffington Freddy Duggan Buff Neill Bert Rubinsky Chris Scott Stephanie Quiriconi Scott Ben Wynne


1982 – 30% Most funds raised Jane Clover Alexander Paul Buckley Jordan Parks Goodwin Hank Holman* Sarabeth Jones David McMullan Kate Wade McNeel September Moore John Robinson Stewart Speed* Stacy Robinson Sullivan 1983 – 23% Lorna Doone Hector Archer

Lorna Lyell Chain*,** Bethany Shofner Gaillet Michael Jaques Bruce Kirkland 1984 – 29% Coyt Bailey Martha Campbell Cooke* Louise Lyell Lampton Charles Lyle Win Rawson Barney Robinson* Joanna Miller Storey Louis Watson 1985 – 13% Paul Catherwood* John Conway Jerome Franklin* Susan Hendrickson Leslie Barnett Lautenschlager Jennifer Patterson Peters 1986 – 15% Sarah Andre John Hawkins

1989 – 19% Second most funds raised Carl Black Elizabeth Black Honey East* Paige Ford Fisher* Peter Fisher* Pam Franklin*,** Jenny King Sarah McKinley* 1990 – 10% Avery Carpenter John Ditto Kenny Graeber Cab Green Susan Margaret Johnson 1991 – 17% Shelly Mott Bass John Briggs Raymond Fraser Derek Jumper Allison Lightwine Chris Myers* Jason Watkins** Stacy Wellborn 1992 – 7% Jason Greener* Lea Johnston Leigh Ann Millwood Longwitz Keturah Thurmond Maraska 1993 – 16% John D. Adams Catherine Allenburger Ashy

Roger Dickens Mary Collins Harwell Brent McKay Anna Ditto Peterson Julie Graves Powell Ken Sones*,** Patrick Taylor John Thomas 1994 – 19% Mary Catherine Papa Blackwell Caroline De Beukelaer Camie Taylor Fields Alfred Gallimore Emily Allenburger Gordon Aleathia Hoster Robert Ireland Brannan Johnston Priscilla Almond Jolly Frank Kossen** Jim Perry Alex Purvis** Mary Linley Shields Sweat 1995 – 12% Scott Adams Sara Katherine Ott Beckett Buck Cooper Saramel Evans Katie Krooss Jones Elisabeth Malphurs 1996 – 19% Jack Allin Louis Britton Price Chadwick Hiatt Collins Herwig De Beukelaer Jason Gates Greg Graeber Barrett Hathcock Nick Hill Andrew Neely** Chris Robertson Gina Franklin Thompson Jason Word

Frances Patterson Croft Justin Croft Aileen Hanlon Devin Cox Headley* Sean Marshall Megan Hitt Mayhan Erin Powell McCain Mary Herschel Thames Sarah Benton Walker Taylor Wofford 1999 – 17% Jonathon Bissette Allan Boteler Palmer Brown Sean Cupit Taylor Morse Davis Anna Purvis Frame Josh Hailey Katy Morgan Neely Pulvere Lucien Smith Jennifer Smith Welch 2000 – 15% Third most funds raised Sidney Allen Meredith Moore Cheng Amit Goel Emily Jones** Sara Jane Doby McCrary Cameron Billups Peden Rebecca Perry Posey William Ray David Smith Kyle Wallace

1997 – 21% Elizabeth Stevens Buyan* Natalie Jones Davis Martin Ditto John Paul Fougerousse Adam Friedman Ethan Goldberg Kathy Harrell Knight Rachel Baird Newman Michelle Purdy Anne Taite Austin Vogeleer Ben Yarbrough

2001 – 32% Third highest percentage of participation Sarah Hensley Ware Abbott Khushboo Agrawal Chase Bryan Todd Chatham John Eley Robert Farr John Fontaine Lauren Hensarling William Hunter Caldwell Collins Israel Johnny Kochtitzky Ashley Mallinson Kevin Malphurs Andrew McLarty Swayze Chadwick McNiff Taylor Neely** Aaron Samuels Carrie Smith Jay Songcharoen Jonathan Stricker Zach Taylor Trey Wofford David Zapletal

1998 – 19% Meg Sones Clapton

2002 – 23% Emily Almas


Allison Beach Danielle Bonner Whitney Buchanan Clayton Susannah Morse deNobriga Chelsea Taylor Freeman Mitra Ghafarianpoor Tina Heitmann** Land Jones* Katie Lightsey Abram Orlansky Anna Marsh Selby Jessica Singh Meriwether Wofford Truckner Brooks Vance Thomas Watson Caroline Morrison White 2003 – 40% Congratulations on having the highest percentage of participation Rachel Allen** Priya Baliga Brad Baskin Jordan Hailey Bryan** Sarah Scott Clark Lauren Cohen Odiri Dafe Candace Deer Theresa Downer William Drinkwater Woods Drinkwater Adam Griffin Curt Griffin Ashley Wells Hullender Shelby Joe Hewitt Jones Taylor Jones Elizabeth Leake Keckler Marty Hitt Kelly Drew Mallette Jack Neill Joey Odom Mary Robinson Andrew Rueff Melissa Samuels Jabari Smith Claire Patrick Strange Jenny Taylor Lane Walton 2004 – 6% William Craig Melanie Smith Crawford Edmund Lee Jamie Mallinson 2005 – 37% Second highest percentage of participation LaReina Adams

Luv Agrawal Tom Allin Hope Clay David Drake Will Fontaine Wes Johnson Thurman Jones Alan Landrum*,** Rebecca Lee Allen Lyle Nathan McLarty Violetta Pozdnyakova Moore Jonny Orlansky Betsy Peterson Sarah Catherine Robinson Kimie Smith Stacey Stater Ruth Craig Taylor Taylor Triplett*,** Rebecca Brannan Vance Le’Spencer Walker 2006 – 9% Leslie Wells Baskin Ricky Figueroa Joseph Lightsey Margaret Anne McGuire Alden Marie Wofford Raulston Jennifer Whatley Vaughn 2007 – 10% Natalie Clericuzio Krissy Ford Brannan Griffin Selby McRae William Patrick Emily Anne Scott Rubina Sood Sethi Breck Croft Yakulis 2008 – 1% Oliver Galicki** 2009 – 2% Elizabeth Fike Lee Gabardi 2010 – 1% Lucy Kay Sumrall 2011 – 2% Omair Arain William Chism 2012 – 6% Jesse Bowen Caron Byrd Salem Chism Mike Steere * 1947 Society Member ** Fundraising volunteer



plans to take the national rehabilitation nursing certification exam in December. She is also one of three co-hosts of “The Magic Number Music Variety Program,” a radio show on non-commercial community station KZME 107.1FM.


Please e-mail future Class Notes to Elizabeth Buyan ’97 at

1979 Ben Wynne serves as associate professor of history at the University of North Georgia. He previously served as associate professor of history at Gainesville State College.

1988 Scott Albert Johnson and Susan Margaret Barrett ’90 have returned to St. Andrew’s. Since 2012, Johnson has served as St. Andrew’s associate director of college counseling while also performing music around the state. The Mississippi Arts Commission recently awarded him a Performing Arts Fellowship grant. This school year, Barrett began serving as a pre-kindergarten teaching assistant and also works as a photographer. Their children, Charlie (Class of 2024), Benjamin (Class of 2026), and Lily Margaret (Class of 2028) began attending St. Andrew’s in the fall 2013 school year.

1980 Susan Travis has left her job of 15 years as manager of Interiors Market in Jackson to focus on her career as an independent interior designer. Travis is working on projects in Miami, Atlanta, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

1982 Yerger Andre and his wife, Laura, celebrated their 20th anniversary in Kigali, Rwanda. The couple is living in East 1994 Africa conducting research on youth actions for peace and Leah Pickett is a nurse practitioner in the Department of the environment as part of Laura’s second Fulbright grant. Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the UniverThe couple’s children, August and Elsie, finished the school sity of Alabama in Birmingham, where she sees patients year at the International School in Moshi, Tanzania, at the in the Mood Disorders Clinic and the Office of Psychiatbase of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Recently, the family drove across ric Research. Pickett also served as an item writer for the the Serengeti to Mwanza on Lake Victoria, then on to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board CertiKigali, Rwanda, where they visited the genocide memo- fication exam sponsored by the American Nurses Credenrial museum and several sites where over 1.1 million peo- tialing Center. ple were killed in 100 days in 1994. They also drove to the far southwestern corner of Uganda, where they camped, 1995 collected data with wildlife clubs of Uganda, and held a Alexis Lightwine holds a bachelor of science in nursing focus group with some Batwa (forest people). They plan to from Linfield College-Good Samaritan School of Nurstravel to Kenya, Zanzibar, and Amsterdam before return- ing and works as a registered nurse for Providence Acute ing home in September. Rehabilitation Center (PARC), an inpatient unit at Providence Portland Medical Center in Oregon. PARC offers Ed Meadors taught in Kitale, Kenya, while on vacation specialized therapy for patients recovering from conditions from Taylor University, where he teaches Biblical studies. including stroke, neurological issues, amputation, orthoMeadors has authored several books. For more information pedic surgeries, brain or spinal cord injury, catastrophic illabout his work, visit ness, congenital disorders, and multiple sclerosis. Lightwine

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University of Memphis School of Law as articles editor of the Law Review. Greer was accepted at the London School of Economics, graduating with distinction (the UK equivalent of summa cum laude) with an LLM in international business law. Greer sat for the UK bar, became a solicitor of England and Wales, and practiced in London with an international firm. She recently sat for the South Carolina bar and practices law in Charleston with a premier, worldwide firm.

1996 Piya Nair Newkirk and her husband, Roger, welcomed a son, Jai Newkirk, born in New York City on February 17, 2013. Newkirk is executive director of global marketing for Laura Mercier Cosmetics, which are carried by Sephora and Maison Weiss in Jackson and in 28 countries worldwide.

Katherine Underwood Hallen is senior manager and executive speechwriter for Nokia, responsible for the global communications of the company’s president and CEO. Based in London, Hallen enjoys seeing Mississippi friends traveling through Europe. Follow her on Twitter @typewritist.

1997 Maurice James is currently working in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a new TV network, Soul of the South, targeting southern African-American viewers. The network is based at a TV station the group purchased in Little Rock,

Chris Louis and Laura Young Louis live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their golden retriever. Laura teaches high 1998 school English at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet, where she Kate O’Mara Chandler and her husband, Martin, wel- also coaches cross-country and track. During the summers, comed their second child, Lucas, on March 14, 2013. His big Laura directs a nature camp at Warner Park and takes stusister, Riley (2.5 years), is keeping him entertained. Chan- dents on overnight camping trips. Chris is a freelance writer dler is the digital content manager for the National Federand the editor of a small community newspaper, The New ation of Independent Business in Washington, D.C. The American Times. Chandlers live in Silver Spring, Maryland. Bob Neill finished a six-month South American road trip in 2011 and settled in Medellin, Colombia, where he runs a 50-person mineral exploration company with projects in Colombia and Panama. Neill serves on the boards of three junior mining companies traded on the Toronto stock exchange. In his spare time, Bob rides his road bike and explores the country.

Megan Hitt Mayhan served as director of Northminster Baptist Church’s summer Bible camp. Her helpers included Maria Poole Madden ’03, Marty Hitt Kelly ’03, and Frank Kossen ’94. Avery Sampson married Martin Penman, a native of South Africa, on June 1, 2013. The couple honeymooned in Paris and Scotland. Sampson is a partner in a private pediatric practice in New Orleans.

2001 Ashley Mallinson is engaged to marry Tom O’Neil in October 2013. Mallinson left New York City last fall, where she 1999 Jessica McNaughton Delaney and her husband, Scott, wel- worked for five years as director of marketing and busicomed a son, William Adams Delaney, on April 3, 2013. He ness development at Robert Verdi Inc. She enrolled in the joins big brother, Sutton (3). The family makes their home UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California, and has completed the first year of a two-year in Mobile, Alabama. MBA program. Mallinson worked at Microsoft in Seattle Lindsey Greer graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta during the summer of 2013 before returning to Los AngeKappa from Rhodes College, and then graduated from the les for her final year of business school.

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project is a nine-year study examining the impact of wolf, coyote, bobcat, and black bear predation on the white-tail deer populations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Royals teaches fitness classes at LSU’s recreational center 2006 Nell Knox was part of an educational mission to Cuba and volunteers weekly with Capital Area CASA (Court along with two other St. Andrew’s alumni, Zach Taylor Appointed Special Advocates) as an advocate for children ’01 and Jenny Taylor ’03. The group spent a week in Cuba in foster care. studying arts and culture, as well as volunteering at a nursBailey Sanders graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta ing home and a day care center. Kappa from the University of Alabama, where she was a Kate Royals was named Outstanding Graduate Student four-year letterwoman on the women’s rowing team. She for the Manship School of Mass Communication master’s is completing a master’s degree in political science at the degree program at Louisiana State University (LSU). Royals University of Georgia, then will study and teach at Duke held a grade point average of 3.8 for the two-year program. University while pursuing her Ph.D. Her professional journalism project included research on Mississippi’s private prisons system, and her article was 2008 published in the Biloxi Sun Herald. Royals graduated magna Phillip Lyons lives in Crystal Falls, Michigan, where he cum laude from Millsaps College, where she was a member works as a research technician for the Mississippi State Carof Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honoraries. nivore Ecology Lab’s Michigan Predator-Prey Project. The

Watson plans to stay in Spain as an intern for a minimum of three months while working to become fluent in Spanish. 2010 Shruti Jaishankar is studying international relations at the University of Mississippi’s Croft Institute for International Programs in preparation for her long-term goal of joining the Foreign Service and working for the U.S. Department of State. She is also a student in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Her studies have taken her to Ecuador and Chile.

2009 Allison Oswalt spent the summer in Arlington, Virginia, interning with Gibbs & Cox, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm. Oswalt is in her final year at Virginia Tech and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering and a minor in naval engineering. She is serving her second year as the Virginia Tech section president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). She is the vice president of the SNAME student steering committee and will oversee the student design competition at the SNAME annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, in November. Oswalt is also the founder and president of Virginia Tech’s first SailBot team. This design team will build a fully autonomous sailboat to compete in the international races in June 2014.

2012 Killian Buechler will travel in January 2014 with a team of 13 other Boston College students and two Boston College mentors to the Central American country of Belize. For 10 days, the group will participate in a faith-based service immersion program in collaboration first with a Jesuit Catholic parish in Punta Gorda in the southern part of the country. The group will live with local families for a few days, then partner with Hand-in-Hand Ministries (HIHM) in Belize City, where they will build a house as part of HIHM’s “Building for Change” program.

Henri Paul Watson completed his 200th sky diving jump and is preparing for a September trip to Spain to finish college in an entrepreneurship program in Palma de Mallorca.

Dr. Haley Routh Clark ’06 Leads the Class at UMMC

Doug Odom ’09 Inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame

A RECORD 681 PHYSICIANS, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and graduate students in the health sciences received degrees during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s 57th commencement May 24, 2013. • In addition to her medical degree, St. Andrew’s alumna Dr. Haley Routh Clark ’06 also received the Waller S. Leathers Award, presented annually for the medical student with the highest academic average for four years of medical school. No one at the ceremony was more proud of her achievement than her husband, Dr. Christopher Clark, who graduated with the second highest overall average in the class. • “We studied countless hours together,” Dr. Haley Clark said. “I remember many Friday nights when our date consisted of watching gross anatomy dissection videos. We feel incredibly blessed to have done as well as we did in medical school, but we recognize that medicine is a profession of lifelong learning, and we will continue to have to earn it.” • The Clarks are now headed to UT-Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, where both will complete their residencies. Dr. Haley Clark credits St. Andrew’s Episcopal School with helping prepare her for undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, medical school at UMMC, and the challenges ahead. • “St. Andrew’s taught me the value of hard work, and how to study both efficiently and effectively,” she said. “I’ll always remember Dr. Roscoe Stribling, my tenth grade chemistry teacher, telling me that if I studied a little bit every day, I should be able to go out to a movie the night before a test. I may not have gone to too many movies during medical school, but I can honestly say that I never had to pull an all-nighter cramming for a test.”

Doug Odom ’09 was one of 10 University of Mississippi seniors inducted into the school’s 2012-13 Hall of Fame, the university’s highest honor. Odom’s selection was based on his academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and potential for future success. • “Since 1930, induction into the Hall of Fame has been recognized as the highest honor a student can receive at Ole Miss,” Ole Miss Provost Morris Stocks said. “Previous inductees have brought distinction to the university as leaders in government, medicine, law, journalism, business, entertainment, education, the ministry, and a variety of other fields. Those selected this year join an elite group.” • During his time at Ole Miss, Odom was a member of the University of Mississippi Judicial Council, Senior Class Executive Committee, Chancellor’s Standing Committee: Lecture Series, and UM Big Event Executive Committee. He was listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll every semester and received multiple scholarships, including National Merit Finalist, Luckyday Merit, Chancellor’s, Honors College, and Classics Departmental. He volunteered with many organizations, including Relay for Life and Habitat for Humanity. • Odom graduated with a degree in English. He plans to spend a year traveling, then work for a year with Americorps before returning to school to earn a master’s degree in higher education. • “I am definitely honored and humbled, but above all, I’m grateful,” Odom said. “I’m grateful not only for the opportunities I had Ole Miss, but also for how well I was prepared for college during my years at St. Andrew’s. St. Andrew’s is the place where I learned not what to think, but how to think for myself. I learned how to create my own opportunities and not to always follow the status quo.”





Kathleen Johnson ’05, Nathaniel Johnson, Ethan Johnson ’11, and Suzannah McGowan Baroni ’81. Not pictured is Graham Johnson ’08.

Emma Wann ’09, Taylor Kitchings (Faculty), Lily Wann ’12, John Taylor Kitchings, Hannah Kitchings King ’78 (Faculty) and Burney King (Faculty).

Clara Martin ’09, Sam Martin ’11, Max Martin, and Axelinta Patino Martin ’81

Sumner May and Emmy Sartin Downey ’85

Vineet Aggarwal and Apas Aggarwal ’10

Emma Arthur and Beth Arthur (Faculty). Not pictured are Barbara Brunson VonGal ’89 and Amy Brunson ’93

John Applegate (Faculty), Meredith Blanchard, and Alicen Blanchard (Former Faculty)

Aritra Biswas and Pradip Biswas (Corporation)

Obie Scott McNair ’08 and Jasmine McNair

Carl Menist ’76, Carrie Menist Grunkemeyer ’04, Skylar Menist ’12, Tanner Menist, Judy Menist (Faculty), and Tye Menist ’06

Shaun Patel and Trisha Patel ’10

Phoebe Pearigen (Corporation) and Wes Pearigen

Nupur Brahmbhatt and Purav Brahmbhatt ’11

Chelsea Brunson ’06, Claudia Brunson, and Christin Brunson ’08

Avery Burrell ’10 and Susannah Burrell

William Flowers ’08, Davis Flowers, Sethelle Flowers ’11, Robert Flowers ’07, and Hal Flowers ’06. Not pictured is Aubrey Flowers ’11

Hina Qureshi and Maryam Qureshi ’11

Dan Roach ’78 (Faculty and Alumni Board), Madalyn Roach, and Andrew Roach ’08 Not pictured is Patrick Roach ’06

Jessica Rubinsky and Bert Rubinsky ’79

Nate Slater ’11, Kelli Slater, and August Slater ’07

Bethany Shofner Gaillet ’83 (Faculty) and Elisabeth Gaillet. Not pictured is Bruce Shofner ’81

Currie McKinley ’11, Daniel Gallarno, Laura McKinley Glaze ’85, Whit McKinley ’82. Not pictured are Sarah McKinley ’89 and Everett McKinley ’87

Ria Goel and Saumya Goel ’09

Ben Henry and Johanna Henry ’11

Jessie Smith and Zack Smith ’10

Chris Steere and Mike Steere ’12

Chloe Sumrall and Lucy Kay Sumrall ’10. Not pictured is Dennis Graham ’74

Johnathan Taylor, Jasmine Taylor (Patron Saint), and Matthew Taylor ’99

Claire Hines ’10 and Stuart Hines

Timothy Hopper ’10, Daniel Hopper, and Anna Hopper ’07

Terri Hudson (Patron Saint), Marion Hudson, and Tom Hudson ’74

Oliver Isaacs and Victoria Isaacs ’09

Adam Travis and Anne Travis (Trustee)

Evan Womack and Caroline Womack ’10

Zach Weber ’10 and Kellen Weber

Candy Woolverton (Faculty) and Chris Woolverton



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