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THOUGHTS FROM TOM As we live into the first year of Our Vision for the Future, I can’t help recalling with gratitude the way in which the St. Andrew’s community came together last year to chart our path forward, inspiring the school to be “...a beacon of educational innovation, inclusivity, and wellness, empowering generations of Saints to impact the world.”

he events of this spring have in many ways accelerated forces that were unleashed through our vision, enabling our journey to gain speed as we seek opportunities amidst a global crisis. Through it all the strength and resilience of the Saints’ community has inspired all of us. On the pages that follow are but a few examples of all that is unfolding on both campuses as we fulfill that vision and, in doing so, prepare our students for life’s great journey in a way that is unparalleled in Mississippi. Also included here are examples of the many Saints who, through their own work, serve as our guiding light, inspiring us and reminding us of the ways in which a St. Andrew’s education can shape lives. To those of you who have taken the time to learn about i2: Inspire and Innovate and the ways in which it supports our efforts to fulfill each aspect of our vision, thank you. To those who want to learn more, we are always here for a personal tour or welcome you to review the endless array of blogs and videos now available through our social media channels and website. Please do reach out anytime as I would be glad to show you the remarkable work being undertaken to do what St. Andrew’s has always done, pushing forward, finding a way or making a way. Tom Sheppard, Head of School

Tom Sheppard and robotics students Jack Adams, Class of 2025, Casey Young, Class of 2024, and Luke Fender, Class of 2024




An arch is a support structure spanning an opening, an element that lends both beauty and strength. An archway is a passage beneath a series of arches – a path defined and supported by the strength and unity of the arch. The year 2020 has been a passage through extraordinary and challenging times, from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown to protests against racial injustice. This issue of Archways focuses on how the St. Andrew’s community responded to those challenges, and how we took our school motto, “We will find a way or we will make one,” to a new level. In these pages, you’ll meet visionary alumni at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, and learn how St. Andrew’s is preparing the next generation of visionaries for careers that have yet to be imagined. You’ll see the many ways in which our generous community stepped up to help the school and each other during the pandemic and shutdown, and you’ll learn about a new initiative launched to promote racial equality. St. Andrew’s long history is one of relying on the strength and unity of our community not only to address challenges, but also to be a force for positive change in the world beyond our campus. As long as we continue to rely on that strength and unity, as long as we continue to find a way or make one, there is no doubt that for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, the best passages are still to come.




ON THE COVER Stella Roman, class of 2028, embraces the St. Andrew’s motto, “We will find a way or we will make one.” Stella is shown on the cover writing robotics computer code in the Discovery Center tech lab.



Reaching for the Instars

Dr. Anita Goel ’91 is putting our health in our hands


Find a way or make one


A League of their own


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ARCHWAYS STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR Emily Gordon ’94 CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Elizabeth Alley Karri Chaney Stephanie Garriga Marlo Kirkpatrick Lauren McMillin ’10 DESIGNER Alecia Porch PHOTOGRAPHERS Conrad Ebner Robby Followell Patrick Taylor ’93 Blair White If you have a story idea or comment for Archways, please contact Emily Gordon, editor, at gordone @ © 2020 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School All rights reserved to copyright notice.


GLOBAL ST. ANDREW’S VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM, Virtual Saints, has expanded its programming through partnerships with two renowned international organizations. St. Andrew’s is the only school in Mississippi accepted for membership in the Global Online Academy (GOA), a prestigious consortium of 100 leading schools worldwide which offers some 100 virtual Upper School electives, Middle School programs, and faculty development programs. St. Andrew’s also joined the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA), an international non-profit that connects students from 50 top schools around the globe for participation in shared educational and cultural experiences. Membership in GOA and WLSA will dramatically expand St. Andrew’s curriculum and give St. Andrew’s students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world.

Marco Leflore Class of 2026

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“STANDING HERE looking out into the sea of blue robes, I am reminded of a quote from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh says about his best friend, ‘he was my happiest robe, the finest clothes I ever wore, the ones that made me look best in the eyes of the world…’ Each one of you has been my happiest robe, and most certainly the finest clothes I have ever worn. You have clothed me in strength and been the source of deep learning…Going out from here, we will wrap the world in our richly woven and vibrant cloak. I cannot wait to see who else you clothe in the finest of fabric.” — Excerpted from a speech by Anna Kathryn Becker, recipient of the Adele Franks Medal

“WE’RE ALL going to leave St. Andrew’s excited to venture out and change the world for the better. But being excited to leave St. Andrew’s, the campus, is different from leaving St. Andrew’s, the community…Wherever you go, you’ll find members of our global network there… You couldn’t leave this community, even if you wanted to. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is more than two campuses in Jackson and Ridgeland. It’s a giant, extended family.” — Excerpted from a speech by Allen Ryu, recipient of the Trustees’ Medal for Academic Achievement

AND THE AWARD GOES TO... The outstanding achievements of St. Andrew’s students were recognized on Honors Day 2019. 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

• Allen Ryu Presented to the senior who has maintained the highest GPA over four years, as well as a mature, responsible attitude toward learning


• Anna Kathryn Becker Presented to the senior who, in the view of the faculty, has demonstrated the same qualities of leadership, initiative, and creative thinking exemplified in the lifelong achievements of St. Andrew’s founding headmistress, Mrs. Adele Franks



• Khalil Jackson 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

Anna Kathryn Becker and Ishan Bhatt



IT WASN’T WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED, BUT IN MANY WAYS, IT WAS EVEN MORE MEMORABLE. Courtesy of COVID-19, the Class of 2020 experienced a senior year like no other in St. Andrew’s history. With parties, the prom, and commencement itself postponed or canceled, the senior class still found creative ways to celebrate their accomplishments and honor the lasting friendships they’ve formed with one another. On May 22, 2020 – the date originally scheduled for formal commencement ceremonies – seniors, their families, and St. Andrew’s faculty and staff celebrated with a cheering, sign-waving, horn-honking, toilet paper-tossing, drive-through graduation party. Members of the Class of 2020 offered thoughts on their unusual senior year and advice for next year’s class. Perhaps the wisest words of wisdom came from Vinson Lu ’20, who reflected on all the changed plans of 2020 and advised the Class of 2021, “Don’t take things for granted. Savor every moment you’ve got.”

“I’LL NEVER THINK OF THE YEAR 2020 WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WAS CANCELED, POSTPONED, OR ALTERED DUE TO COVID-19. But when I look at all my years at St. Andrew’s, the shutdown isn’t as major… It doesn’t outweigh that fact that I participated in the Kindergarten Sing, wrapped the May Pole, went to Heifer International, graduated from 8th grade, experienced the college fair, went to a prom, and paraded around campus on the first day of senior year. There have been so many milestones and precious moments throughout my 14 years of St. Andrew’s schooling that I can’t really complain about missing a few at the end.” SIMONE WEATHERSPOON ‘20

AND THE AWARD GOES TO... Three members of the Class of 2020 merited special recognition as the recipients of the school’s highest awards.




Presented to the senior who, in the view of the faculty, has demonstrated the same qualities of leadership, initiative, and creative thinking exemplified in the lifelong achievements of St. Andrew’s founding headmistress, Mrs. Adele Franks

Presented to the senior who has maintained the highest GPA over four years, as well as a mature, responsible attitude toward learning



SAINTS’ MEDAL FOR UNSELFISH SERVICE • SIMONE WEATHERSPOON 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

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 was held on August 1, 2020.

When COVID-19 handed her lemons, Toni Oluwatade made lemonade.

GRADS GOING PLACES The members of the Class of 2020 are pursuing their dreams at colleges and universities nationwide and overseas. Augustana College Baylor University Birmingham Southern College Boston College Brigham Young University Chapman University Cornell College Elon University Emory University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Grinnell College Harvard College

Hinds Community College Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Lipscomb University Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Middlebury College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Morehouse College New York University Rhodes College Rice University Rollins College Samford University 7

Stanford University The University of Alabama The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tulane University of Louisiana United States Military Academy-West Point University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) University of Alabama in Huntsville University of California, San Diego University of Miami University of Mississippi

University of Montana University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Richmond University of San Diego University of Southern California University of Southern Mississippi Washington University in St. Louis Williams College Xavier University of Louisiana Yale University




THE EFFECTS OF HIGH-DOSE NICOTINE ON GROWING ORGANISMS. Khan exposes worms to varying concentrations of nicotine, then studies how those worms compare in terms of regeneration after cutting compared to unexposed worms. Khan’s goal is to document the detrimental effects of juuling – what he describes as a “largely uninvestigated form of drug abuse” – on high school students. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Khan’s in-depth, painstaking research? Khan began his research when he was a senior in high school.

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“I LEARNED TO BE MORE INQUISITIVE. I LEARNED TO NOT ONLY ASK QUESTIONS, but also to attempt to answer them myself. As I dove deeper into my experiment, I encountered more challenges and questions. My results were not completely what I expected, which created more questions. I see this as a perpetual motivation for new research experiments. I will continue to gaze at the world through a microscopic lens, looking for questions, answers, and more questions.” — Jeeya Sharma ‘20






INSTAR IS AN ACRONYM FOR INVESTIGATING commit to conducting a yearlong, in-depth, indepenNOVEL SOLUTIONS THROUGH APPLIED RESEARCH. dent scientific research project. Scholars design their THE PROGRAM’S NAME IS ALSO A PLAY ON A own projects and conduct their research during free periods, after school, and on weekends, with the goal BIOLOGICAL TERM REFERRING TO A STAGE OF of presenting their findings in a regional science fair at DEVELOPMENT IN AN ANIMAL. FOR EXAMPLE, the end of the school year. A SOON-TO-BE-BUTTERFLY’S CATERPILLAR STAGE St. Andrew’s Science Department Chair Marks McIS THE ANIMAL’S INSTAR STAGE. Whorter ’06 and science teachers Dr. Claudia Bhagat and Dr. Krissy Rehm mentored these student scientists and assisted as needed, but the hard work and long hours spent designing the project, collecting samples, logging data, and analyzing results were the sole responsibility of the scholars. While the COVID-19 shutdown prevented some students from completing their projects and led to the cancellation of the 2020 science fair, the INSTAR Scholars still grew as scientists. Abhirup Chatterjee Class of 2022 “The INSTAR program requires research at a level most students don’t experience until college or even until graduate school,” McWhorter said. “INSTAR is a good training ground for students who think they might like to pursue scientific research at the college level or as a career, or for any student who is inquisitive and motiinspired her study of moisture retention in cosmetics. vated to find the answer to a scientific question.” “The INSTAR students study problems to which I Other students researched everything from how natalso don’t know the answer,” said chemistry teacher Dr. ural substances in spices can prevent food spoilage to Claudia Bhagat. “Their project choices reflect what the how actions may change brain signals. INSTAR equips students not only with scientific skills, younger generation is worried about.” Jeeya Sharma’s passion for the environment inspired but also with the work ethic, time management skills, her study of the effects of synthetic microfibers from and discipline that makes them excellent candidates for clothing on aquatic organisms. Student-athlete Chad- university science programs or research internships. wick Collins explored the connection between lack of INSTAR Scholars also gain new insights into the role sleep and athletic injuries. Maya Adams’ sensitive skin of science in daily life.

“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I LEARNED IS HOW TO CORRECTLY READ AND INTERPRET DATA. Scientific research differs from other aspects of school such as papers and essays, where the student shapes the facts into an argument. A researcher must not shape the data to what he or she wants to find. Instead, the researcher must be able to interpret the facts in the data and portray that in the analysis.” — Chadwick Collins, Class of 2021


Abigail Calimaran Class of 2021


“THIS PROJECT SHOWED ME HOW DEEPLY WE ARE ABLE TO DELVE INTO THE MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE, EVEN AT A HIGH-SCHOOL LEVEL. IN THE INSTAR PROGRAM, we are equipped with many tools that take our projects from science fair experiments to actual investigative studies – incubating chambers, micropipettes, advanced statistical software, and much more…I’m really fascinated by how truly interdisciplinary scientific research can be, and I’m not sure I would’ve believed it had it not been for my research project.” — Sameer Khan ‘20

“INSTAR provided me with the opportunity to take something so small, so molecular, and extrapolate those changes to a societal level,” Sameer Khan said. “While my investigation of nicotine abuse might not be as extensive as those by the Food and Drug Administration, this project showed me that science is best understood not as facts to memorize, but as conclusions with real-world ramifications. “INSTAR requires a lot of work, but I didn’t feel as though I had a heavier load to bear,” Khan continued. “Work about which I was genuinely curious didn’t seem like work at all.” INSTAR requires a significant commitment not only from the student researchers, but also from their faculty mentors. INSTAR is not only an investment of the teachers’ time and energy in a particular student, it’s an investment in the future of science itself. “Mankind faces many challenging problems that only scientists can solve,” Bhagat said. “Just looking at the field of medicine, we see old diseases like cancer and new diseases like COVID-19. We need scientists that can study these diseases and find cures and vaccines. Any student who wants to become a scientist gives me hope and makes me happy. Who knows, maybe one of my students will someday find a cure for a disease that strikes me.”

Maya Adams Class of 2021

DOWN TO A SCIENCE In addition to the opportunity to apply for the INSTAR Scholars program, St. Andrew’s students have the option to take advanced science and math courses through the Malone Schools Online Network and the Global Online Academy. These online programs offer courses in genetics and genomics, organic chemistry, a mathematic modeling approach to social justice, number theory, neuropsychology, and other advanced subjects, taught by instructors from around the world.










Photo credits: Nanobiosym


magine a handheld, mobile device that can precision test individuals in real-time for COVID-19 just before they board a plane or enter a crowded football stadium, and prevent hundreds or thousands of people from getting infected by asymptomatic carriers of the virus. This device is no longer science fiction. It is the GeneRADAR® system, a mobile precision diagnostics platform that’s poised to change healthcare worldwide. Gene-RADAR was invented, shepherded through FDA approval, and is currently being manufactured by Dr. Anita Goel, a Harvard-MIT-Stanford trained physician and physicist and world-renowned scientist and entrepreneur. Dr. Goel is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Nanobiosym Diagnostics, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company she formed to handle the design, engineering, clinical trials, and manufacturing of Gene-RADAR. “Our mission is to decentralize, mobilize, and personalize diagnostics and healthcare delivery,” Dr. Goel says. “What Gene-RADAR will do for healthcare is comparable to what moving from a landline to the cell phone did for access to telecommunications, or what moving from the library to the Internet meant for access to information.” 16

Gene-RADAR enables microliter volumes of body fluids, including saliva, urine, blood, and samples collected through nasal swabs, to detect molecular fingerprints of disease in real time, at a more affordable cost than traditional laboratory testings. The mobile device can reduce diagnostic time from days and weeks to minutes, without the need for constant electricity, running water, or highly trained medical personnel. Gene-RADAR is, in essence, a portable laboratory that provides information immediately so that a treatment plan can be developed quickly. A MODERN WEAPON AGAINST PANDEMICS The real-world applications for Gene-RADAR are game-changing for global healthcare. In the case of COVID-19, testing is currently confined to hospitals, labs, and clinical settings, and the samples taken require analysis by highly trained personnel. The existing system simply doesn’t lend itself to the testing – and recurrent testing – of millions of people every day entering workplaces, traveling to other countries, or gathering for sporting events, concerts, and other recreational events.

“In an age of cell phones and self-driving cars, we find ourselves fighting a global pandemic with inadequate armament and intelligence,” Dr. Goel says. “This is much like fighting World War III with a musket.” Gene-RADAR could provide immediate, widespread, community-based testing to hundreds of millions of people, not only helping to create safe zones for work, travel, and recreation, but also alleviating fear of exposure and restoring public confidence. Gene-RADAR can detect disease in an individual before he or she shows symptoms, potentially preventing the spread of the disease by asymptomatic carriers. Earlier, faster detection of infectious diseases could stop pandemics like COVID-19, as well as zika, SARS, and Ebola. The technology can be used in remote areas of developing countries, eliminating the need to transport fragile samples to a faraway hospital or pathology lab. Instead, a simple, hand-held device can be used onsite by a person with minimal training. In the developed world, an HIV viral load test may cost $200 and require two weeks to get results. In Sub-Saharan Africa – where the virus is more prevalent than any other place on earth and babies are often born HIV positive – getting viral load testing results could take as long as six months. Gene-RADAR can be configured to quantify the viral load for a few dollars in several minutes, with gold standard accurate results. Gene-RADAR could provide the diagnosis that leads to early intervention among mothers, preventing mother-to-child transmission of the HIV virus. Gene-RADAR can also be configured to customize management of diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Using the Gene-RADAR platform, a cancer patient may be able to optimize chemotherapy treatments to get the maximum benefit with the minimum toxicity. Dr. Goel combined principles of physics, biomedicine, and nanotechnology – the engineering of materials and devices on a molecular scale – with leading edge communications technology to create Gene-RADAR. While Gene-RADAR represents more than 20 years of pioneering, award-winning research at the frontier of nanobiophysics, it also represents the “childlike curiosity” of a young Anita Goel. “I’ve always loved math and physics on one hand and biology and medicine on the other hand, as well as meditating in nature,” Dr. Goel says, describing disciplines that traditionally have not blended together. Growing up as a child in rural Mississippi, Dr. Goel spent a lot of time in nature “wondering about the mysteries of the universe.”

room with him and observe,” Dr. Goel says. “By the time I was eight, I thought I was a doctor.” Her father taught Anita more than just the scientific side of medicine; he also modeled the compassionate side of providing care. “I saw my dad working 100 hours a week to take care of people who often couldn’t afford to pay him,” Dr. Goel says. “Some people actually paid him in chickens, peacocks, puppies, and pound cakes.” When the family relocated to Jackson, Dr. Goel and her siblings enrolled in St. Andrew’s. “St. Andrew’s was a great school for me,” Dr. Goel says. “There was a global mindset among the faculty and the students. I had wonderful teachers and St. Andrew’s also gave me the flexibility to take the most advanced level graduate level math and physics courses as a high school student. St. Andrew’s gave me the flexibility to pursue my curiosity and interests. “We have to stimulate the next generation of innovators in our country,” Dr. Goel continues. “We can’t innovate as a nation by only doing the same old thing. We have to have the flexibility to let people explore, make mistakes, and pursue their own curiosities. St. Andrew’s understands that.”

SEEKING A UNIFIED TRUTH DR. GOEL DESCRIBES her childhood as “living in many worlds that didn’t talk to each other.” She grew up in Mississippi, but spent a number of summer family vacations visiting her parents’ extended families in India. She spent her early years in a small town where black and white children lived on different sides of the railroad and went to different schools. As a child of immigrants who had come from India to pursue the American dream, she became the first person with a “serious tan” to go to an all-white, racially segregated Southern Baptist Church for pre-school.

“I found myself living in many worlds that did not talk to each other, and saw the world only through their own lenses. I was blessed to get to see the same world through multiple different lenses at the same time, and could build a more unified, multidimensional picture of the world around me. “YEARS LATER, when I was doing my M.D./Ph.D. work at Harvard and MIT, I saw that the worlds of physics, biology, and medicine didn’t always talk to each other, either. But I was right at home in those worlds. The seeds of bringing those disciplines together to find a unified truth were planted in those early days in Mississippi.”

ALWAYS AN INNOVATOR Anita Goel grew up in Prentiss, Mississippi, a small, rural community 60 miles south of Jackson. Her father, Dr. Dinesh Goel, is a surgeon. “As a child, my father would give me medical problems to solve, asking me to work out the diagnosis and therapeutic plan. He even let me go into the operating 17


tion at Massachusetts General Hospital. Students were “WHEN YOU HAVE A PASSION, expected to stay on-call and on the hospital premises, YOU DON’T SEE THE BARRIERS.” Dr. Goel began her groundbreaking work in nano- going home for a few hours at a time only to sleep. biophysics as an undergraduate student at Stanford and “I finished after being on call all night taking care of continued her research while simultaneously earning my patients, went home, took a shower, flew to D.C., got lost in my rental car, found the building, and met her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard and MIT. with some DARPA and DOD folks for more than two Goel was completing her clinical rotations in one of the Harvard hospitals when she received a call from the hours,” Dr. Goel recalls. “When they offered me fundDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ing to set up my own research lab, I asked if it could wait an arm of the United States Department of Defense until I completed my clinical rotations in the hospitals. responsible for the most breakthrough disruptive tech- They said, ‘No, we need to know right now!’” nologies, like GPS, the cell phone, and the internet. The The DOD representatives then went on to tell Goel, US Department of Defense (DOD) special task forces “Keep in mind that we invest in high-risk, high-reward, breakthrough research and that the odds had dealt with the SARS pandemic, 9/11, “We have to stimulate are stacked against you and there is high and anthrax attacks; they were searchthe next generation of chance you’ll probably fail anyway. We ing for the nation’s best scientists and innovators who could help figure out innovators in our country. like to fund ambitious research and We have to have the we’re interested in what you’re doing the next generation of pathogen detecflexibility to let people and we’re willing to take a bet on you.” tion technology that could protect the grow, take risks, and For Goel, there was only one choice. United States from future pandemics. pursue their own “I said, ‘Okay, I’ll take it.’ The first call Ideally, they were looking for someone curiosities. St. Andrew’s I made was to my parents and the second who understood physics, clinical medunderstands that.” was to my younger sister, Lisa, who was icine, and the emerging field of nanoDR. ANITA GOEL, M.D. PH.D. completing her graduate studies in biotechnology, all in the same brain. After a national and international search, they landed on Dr. medical engineering at Tufts University. I told her we Anita Goel as uniquely qualified to meet the require- had to set up a research laboratory from scratch. Lisa ments for the task at hand. They invited Dr. Goel to became our first employee.” discuss some of her innovative ideas and her vision for Goel spent the next months working 60 hours a week nanobiophysics, and the possibility of the DOD fund- at the hospital while also establishing and running her first research lab, working to meet the daunting benching her own private research lab. marks outlined by DARPA as a condition of her grant, There was only one obstacle standing between Dr. Goel and her lifelong dream of bringing physics and and getting very little sleep. biomedicine together at the nanoscale and creating Six months after that initial meeting, DARPA doupractical applications to help millions of people. She bled her funding. would have to report to Washington, D.C. for an urgent “When you are pursuing your dream and passion,” briefing with senior DOD officials immediately. But Dr. Goel says, “you don’t get stopped by the obstacles Goel was completing a bootcamp-style clinical rota- that block other people from even trying.”

ALL IN THE FAMILY Anita Goel is one of five successful Goel siblings, all of whom graduated from St. Andrew’s. Sangita Goel ‘01 is a critical care and pulmonary medicine attending physician at New York University and the Mayo Clinic.

Amit Goel ‘00 helped to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and is helping to build affordable housing and innovative projects to enrich the lives of people in urban and rural communities across America.


Lisa Goel ‘97 is the vice president of technology operations and develops innovative strategic partnerships at Nanobiosym. Sanjay Goel ‘95 is a former venture capitalist from the San Francisco Bay area and now lives in Boston.


billions of people, following the example she saw as a young child in her parents. “My dad inspired me to dream and to believe that I, as an individual, could make an impact on the whole planet,” Dr. Goel says. “I grew up watching this one man, my dad, making such an effort to care for people. I thought there should be a way we could scale that, a way to build something to create access to better healthcare for more people. I’ve always been driven by a childlike curiosity, but I’m also driven by the belief that our role on this planet is to make the world a better place than we found it.”


THE TECHNOLOGY TO “FIGHT AND WIN THIS WORLD WAR III” The journey to introduce a disruptive medical device like Gene-RADAR to the market is a long one. At present, the Gene-RADAR platform has received the initial FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) approval required of a medical product and is being validated for novel use cases; its manufacturing is being ramped up for nationwide rollout. The expected path to market includes putting the devices in healthcare centers and hospitals, then in doctors’ offices and pharmacies, airports, schools, and on college campuses. Gene-RADAR can also be adapted for use in rural remote areas, where Dr. Goel’s long-term vision would come to life in the form of diagnostics and healthcare delivered to billions – billions – of people who never before had access to this level of care. Someday, the device may even be found in homes, with ordinary people taking more control of their health. “The longstanding barriers to entry in our healthcare system have delayed adoption of the latest diagnostic technologies, despite them being ready to scale,” Dr. Goel says. “It took a Manhattan Project to bring the latest atomic physics technology to scale to win World War II. Today, we need a similar effort to scale up our latest advances in nanobiotechnology to fight and win this World War III. History will show that this critical leap forward was the step that saved the economy and culture and restored faith in the safety of our great nation.” While her stellar achievements, prestigious prizes, and global recognition have made Dr. Goel a global star in the worlds of science and healthcare, she remains focused on the ultimate prize – to impact the lives of

Dr. Anita Goel has received global recognition and prestigious awards from the world’s leading scientific, medical, and governmental organizations and has served as a featured speaker at conferences on healthcare and technology worldwide. Her accolades include recognition by the MIT Technology Review as one of the World’s Top Science and Tech Innovators and by Scientific American as one of the World’s Top Biotech Visionaries. Dr. Goel’s company was featured as one of “12 next big things for global business” at the 2019 “DAVOS in the Desert” where she spoke of her vision for the future of health and wellness.

Dr. Goel was awarded the first ever X Prize for healthcare following an intense worldwide competition that lasted 18 months. There are exhibits on Dr. Goel’s work at the Smithsonian Design Museum and at the Boston Museum of Science. Gene-RADAR also won the top prize in the Galactic Challenge Competition presented by the Center for Advancement of Science in Space in association with NASA and Elon Musk, SpaceX, and the International Space Station. Dr. Goel joked in her NASA press conference, “It is actually much easier to launch Gene-RADAR into space than to launch here on earth and revolutionize healthcare for eight billion people.”



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As friends at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Arjun Srinivasan ’88 and Arun Patel ’89 shared a passion for science and a goal to practice medicine. Today, Dr. Arjun Srinivasan and Dr. Arun Patel work on opposite sides of the country, yet still find ways to collaborate on issues affecting the health of the nation.


Dr. Arjun Srinivasan is the associate director for healthcare associated infection prevention programs with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta and a Captain in the US Public Health Service. Dr. Srinivasan works to prevent infections and illnesses in hospitals, healthcare facilities, and nursing homes. In mid-March, Dr. Srinivasan joined the Healthcare Resiliency Task Force, a high-level team working under the umbrella of the national COVID-19 response. He leads a team charged with preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the United States’ 15,500 certified longterm care facilities and nursing homes. These facilities care for more than 1.5 million Americans and employ another 1.5 million workers. Prior to the pandemic, there was no central reporting system in place for tracking cases across the 15,500 facilities. Dr. Srinivasan helped lead the effort to develop a data collection system in a matter of weeks. The online system not only allows reporting of COVID-19 cases, but also allows facilities to note personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, staffing issues, and testing capacities. “We aren’t just collecting this data for surveillance,” Dr. Srinivasan says.“It’s information that allows us to act. We know which nursing homes have outbreaks, which need equipment, and which are understaffed, and we can bring national resources together to respond to those needs.”

Dr. Arun Patel has also become an expert in equipping healthcare facilities to meet the challenges of COVID-19. As the director of patient safety, risk management, and compliance for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Dr. Patel is responsible for all aspects of patient safety in a system that includes four hospitals and 24 outpatient clinics. Dr. Patel led the intense effort to prepare for a potential influx of pandemic patients, focusing on ensuring his hospitals and clinics had enough beds, PPE, and staff. “We had to have a plan that would serve not only COVID patients, but all patients,” Dr. Patel says. “How would we allocate resources fairly? We could not let anyone fall through the cracks.” Dr. Patel’s preparation paid off. The hospitals and clinics have run smoothly and remain prepared to respond in the event of a future surge in cases. 20

“It’s great to be able to call Arjun and hear what the government is thinking,” Dr. Patel says. “What comes out of scientific thinking is often not exactly what we see on the frontlines. It’s nice to be able to call Arjun and say, ‘Hey, are you guys thinking about this [issue]?’” For these longtime friends who chose careers safe-guarding the public health, COVID-19 represents yet another opportunity to serve. “The same things that motivate us during ‘normal’ days are what keep us going during this crisis. We are public servants who are driven to serve the health of America,” says Dr. Srinivasan. “My work has always felt meaningful and personally, this pandemic has reinforced the importance of what I do every day. My work is relevant to improving people’s lives. I’m so lucky to have that opportunity.”


Despite the 2,000 miles between them, Arjun Srinivasan and Arun Patel often collaborate on public health initiatives. “When COVID-19 hit, those of us who work in public health were like everyone else – it felt like watching a science fiction movie. The scope and magnitude of the pandemic, the shutdown, and the human impact have been unimaginable. With other diseases, for example, cancer, we might say, ‘Odds are, someone you know has been affected by this.’ With COVID-19, everyone you know has been touched by it.” 21



STATE-OF-THE-ART EDUCATION In 2021 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a beacon of educational innovation, inclusivity, and wellness, empowering generations of Saints to impact the world.

Meriwether Truckner ‘02 teaches in an i2 classroom.



“i2 is a fluid movement. Our teachers will never be ‘finished.’ They’re always learning from each other.” – Dr. Julie Rust

he i2 movement involves everything from teaching techniques to learning environments on both campuses. Dr. Julie Rust, associate head of Middle School and Upper School for teaching, learning, and innovation, and Dr. Shea Egger, associate head of Lower School for teaching, learning, and innovation, guide the St. Andrew’s i2 movement. “We know that students learn best when they help construct their own learning,” said Dr. Rust. “Through the i2 movement, our teachers are inspiring one another to reframe teaching and learning in ways that increase our students’ engagement. It’s an approach that puts the student at the center of the learning.” “i2 is about a lot of things St. Andrew’s teachers were already doing, but we are now intentional about connecting those ideas and practices across the Early Childhood and Lower, Middle, and Upper School divisions,” Dr. Egger said. “‘Innovate’ doesn’t just mean shiny new technology. It means a new way to look at and build on something that’s already working. “An emphasis of i2 is helping St. Andrew’s teachers enhance their practice,” Dr. Egger continued. “As a St. 24

Andrew’s parent myself, I am very impressed that the school is taking professional development so seriously. As a result, our students get the very best, state-of-theart education. You won’t find this at any other school in the area.” RETHINKING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT The i2 movement isn’t limited to technology or classroom design, but both are important i2 tools. In 2019, St. Andrew’s added two i2 labs for faculty and three pilot i2 classrooms for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students. i2 Labs Located on the North and South Campuses, the i2 labs are brainstorming hubs where teachers can go for professional support, technical resources, and to share ideas. Equipped with smart panels – large screens that display writings, images, videos, or other information submitted by multiple participants in real time – and other technological tools, the labs invite faculty members to collaborate with their colleagues on new ideas for teaching and learning. The i2 lab is the ideal space for experimenting with new technology, developing innovative lesson plans, and “auditioning” new teaching techniques for colleagues before incorporating them in the classroom.


“i2 is about stepping out of your comfort zone and but the opposite is true. It makes me more interested sharing your ideas to inspire others,” Dr. Egger said. and engaged in what we’re learning. Ideas developed in the i2 lab have led to mini-con- “It’s also more hands-on,” Chevalier continued. “We’re ferences led by St. Andrew’s teachers, for St. Andrew’s not just sitting and listening. The space gives us access to teachers, featuring topics and programming of the cal- more activities and opportunities to map out what we’re iber found at national educational conferences. thinking. I feel like I’m actually using my brain more.” “i2 is a fluid movement,” Dr. Rust said. “Our teachers “It definitely increases the range of what we can do in will never be ‘finished.’ They’re always learning from the classroom,” Ricky Miller, class of 2022, agreed. “I’m each other.” more focused during class, and after class, I remember more of what we learned.” i2 Classrooms Students also feel the i2 classrooms are more like the St. Andrew’s also added three i2 classrooms in 2019, real world in which they’ll someday soon be working. one each in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. All three “It reminds me of the old TV show, ‘House,’” said Rayare often used for “team teaching” so that multiple fac- mond Huang, class of 2022. “We all come to a discussion ulty members can use the spaces to teach and observe. with different perspectives. Someone takes your perspec i2 classrooms are equipped with smart panels and tive and develops it more, and it builds from there. We’re writeable walls. Specially designed furniture is easily working together to solve problems and that promotes moved; seating can be quickly reconfigured into a circle, the development of even more creative ideas.” rows, or pods for collaboration with partners or groups. Learning is visible on walls and screens across the entire space; teachers can see at a glance which students i2 AND COVID-19 are grappling with the material and offer help just when it’s needed. Student participation is also clearly visible i2: Inspire and Innovate prepared St. Andrew’s and as a result, students are more engaged. The old days to respond quickly when the COVID-19 shutdown of a single student “going to the board” to work out a demanded a switch from in-classroom learning to virtual learning on a one-week notice. math problem are over; every student can work on the question or problem at the same time, and students are For more on how i2 helped St. Andrew’s make the eager to collaborate on solutions. switch, see “Find a Way or Make One,” page 26. “When you’re having trouble, your friends can help you walk through it,” said fourth grader Jonah Kerr. “But it’s not like cheating. You’re not telling them the answer, you’re helping them find exactly where they THE CULTURE OF EVERY CLASSROOM got it wrong and how to get it right.” The i2 classrooms serve as living research sites for St. “Before, if you were asked to give an answer, it was Andrew’s teachers. Seven more i2 classrooms have been just like, ‘Nope, that’s not it,’” said Jonah’s classmate, added for the 2020-21 school year, all reflecting ideas Sarah Kate Crowder. “Now, we all work together as a and input gained through using the pilot classrooms. team until we get it right.” While the i2 classrooms showcase the future of teach “It’s also easier to see and hear and that makes it eas- ing tools and learning environments, every classroom ier to understand,” Jonah said, then added with a fourth at St. Andrew’s is a part of the i2 movement and a space grader’s honesty, “The only bad thing is that you can’t where inspiration and innovation are found today. say you didn’t hear the teacher as an excuse.” “i2 isn’t tied to physical space,” Dr. Rust said. “The Older students – some of whom confess their first space is a tool, but the most important factor is the reaction to i2 was an unimpressed, “it’s all about tech- teacher. A great, creative teacher can teach in a fancy, nology and spinning chairs?” – say the pilot classrooms high-tech room or in the middle of a grassy field. have helped them engage with the material they’re “So many of us on the faculty are also parents,” Dr. studying on a deeper level. Rust continued. “What impresses me the most about St. “The technology isn’t what excites me. It’s a tool,” Andrew’s is the quality of the instruction. That’s where said Ava Chevalier, class of 2022, whose algebra 2 and innovation is found. I want my own kids to come home world history classes met in the i2 space. “The exciting excited and associate ‘school’ with real things that inspire part is how it helps us all work together. I thought the them, not just with test scores. That’s the culture of every ability to see everyone else’s work might be distracting, St. Andrew’s classroom. That’s the i2 movement.” 25






Wesley Walker Class of 2030

“ST. ANDREW’S RESPONDED QUICKLY, BUT ALSO WITH A SMART AND THOUGHTFUL APPROACH. With two Middle School students in our family, we were very impressed by the balanced daily work, which brought structure and some normalcy to a new and unsettling situation. We were also extremely grateful for the welcome connection with teachers and friends during a time of physical distancing. It’s obvious St. Andrew’s leadership, faculty, and staff put forth tremendous effort creating and implementing the virtual learning program. They proved once again the strength of our faculty and school community leadership.” — SARAH ADAMS, Mother of Jack (class of 2025) and Gigi (class of 2027)


WHEN ST. ANDREW’S STUDENTS AND FACULTY LEFT CAMPUS FOR SPRING BREAK IN MARCH OF 2020, THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEY WOULDN’T BE COMING BACK FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS THE WORLD SHUT DOWN in response to COVID-19, the St. Andrew’s community geared up, putting new teaching and learning techniques in place to make sure “school” continued to be a meaningful and positive experience and living into the St. Andrew’s motto, “We will find a way or we will make one.”


ments, creating screen-free projects, and staying motivated without the daily in-person contact with students that St. Andrew’s teachers treasure. The Continuity of Learning Plan began as a shared Google document and was eventually converted into a website, updated and referred to by all faculty members across all divisions. Rust described the plan as, “not a recipe for policy, but a curation of resources. All of these great ideas were linked there. If you need this kind of tool, try this idea.” The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) recognized St. Andrew’s Continuity of Learning Plan as a national model, posting the plan on its website as a guide for 384 SAIS member schools to follow.

hile students were still on spring break, St. Andrew’s made the decision to move to virtual learning to help stop the spread of the virus. The faculty and administration had one week’s notice to put a plan in place. “One of the first things we realized was that we couldn’t simply replicate face-to-face teaching. Instead, we had to transform teaching to fit this situation,” said Dr. Julie Rust, associate head of Middle and Upper School for teaching, learning, and innovation. “We were also clear that while our parents might have to help their students make the transition, we were not going to put our parents in a position that felt like they were suddenly homeschooling their children. Our St. Andrew’s teachers would still teach. No one expected our faculty to become experts in virtual learning overnight, but we knew we could push forward and work together to do this well.” Many of the concepts and a great deal of the technology needed to make the transition were already in place as a part of St. Andrew’s i2: Inspire and Innovate movement. “Our teachers were already accustomed to sharing ideas across divisions and working with new technology,” said Dr. Shea Egger, associate head of Lower School for teaching, learning, and innovation. “That helped us get into gear very quickly.” Faculty members collaborated on St. Andrew’s Continuity of Learning Plan, a guideline to teaching and learning during the pandemic. The plan included ideas for organizing online content, building virtual assess-

“I HAVE HAD THE STRANGEST SCHOOL YEAR IN ALL OF MY 33 YEARS OF TEACHING…WHAT HAS BEEN IMPORTANT TO ME HAS BEEN THE MINISTRY TO THE KIDS. I have seen this time as my ‘war work.’ Sustaining the students throughout, guarding and guiding and reaching out to them, gathering them in, have all been critical to me. The tech is just a tool for this human outreach.” HARRIET WHITEHOUSE, 6th Grade English Teacher




THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS (SAIS) recognized St. Andrew’s Continuity of Learning Plan as a national model, posting the plan on its website as a guide for 384 SAIS member schools to follow. St. Andrew’s plan was one of six plans nationwide held up as an example of excellent teaching during the pandemic. SAIS also invited Dr. Shea Egger, associate head of Lower School for teaching, learning, and innovation, to present a webinar outlining the plan to its members.

There was genuine interest in and support for our kids and their mental health and wellness during this time. It meant so much to us and our children.” MARY PURVIS, Mother of Cate (class of 2022) and Jack (class of 2025)

AT THE FOREFRONT OF EDUCATION’S FUTURE THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 CRISIS, Head of School Tom Sheppard has not only been leading efforts at St. Andrew’s, but has also been helping imagine the future of independent schools nationwide. Sheppard has been involved in planning discussions with educational leaders and with representatives of the National Association of Independent Schools, which includes more than 1,600 independent schools nationwide.

VIRTUAL LEARNING IN EVERY DIVISION St. Andrew’s took advantage of the latest technological tools to make distance learning not only feasible, but also engaging. “We developed a program and schedule that took advantage of research and trends in virtual education,” said Clay Elliott, head of Middle School. “The methods were different than our in-session program, but our students maintained a workload very similar to the workload of the regular school year. Based on anecdotal evidence, St. Andrew’s students completed more work and got more out of it than students in some of our peer institutions.” Like in-classroom learning at St. Andrew’s, virtual learning focused on putting students at the center of the experience. With socialization, such an important part of the Early Childhood experience, little ones tuned into live Google classes not only to learn, but also to stay connected with their friends. Games and apps for posting videos made with their parents kept the youngest students engaged during the long months away from campus. Lower School students were encouraged to use their creativity in posting videos and photos of projects they created from Legos, or dioramas they designed and built. Middle Schoolers posted videos explaining how they solved math problems, competed in online educational scavenger hunts, and worked together in virtual labs. Upper School students recognized they had become primary sources living in a unique moment in history. They wrote monologues in the voices of those on the frontlines of COVID-19 and performed them for their

classmates via posted videos. Students kept journal entries about their thoughts and daily experiences that will become reference materials for those studying the global pandemic of 2020 in the near and distance future. “The level of engagement St. Andrew’s was able to maintain with virtual learning was encouraging,” said Mary Purvis, mother of Cate, class of 2022, and Jack, class of 2025. “My children weren’t just viewing lectures. Most of their classes were synchronous, live courses, engaging the students in class discussion. There were projects, papers, and assignments, but they were also able to participate in group projects, and in choir and theater activities, along with advisory groups.” “My students were rock stars!” said Middle School teacher Jan Michael. “They still wanted to learn, they still wanted to produce good work, and they were still engaged. I didn’t have one student miss a class.”

“THIS EXPERIENCE HAS REMINDED ME THAT MY COLLEAGUES ARE DOING AMAZING WORK. We provide an opportunity for an excellent education that not only focuses on academics, but also encompasses teamwork, service to others, leadership, and spirituality.” — KRISTAN LAFON, Upper School Science Teacher 30

“I’VE HAD SOME OF THE MOST WONDERFUL CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CHILDREN IN A ONE-ON-ONE GOOGLE MEET. My takeaway on that is to remember the importance of full group, small group, and individual time in the classroom. There’s always a way to rethink how to secure those group and individual times.” SAANA WATSON, Saints@Home Teacher

DISTANCE LEARNING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH Even as they were learning new technologies, reworking lesson plans, and becoming proficient in virtual teaching, St. Andrew’s teachers never lost their focus on the personal connections that make the demanding work of excellent teaching worthwhile. “St. Andrew’s struck the right balance between covering an appropriate amount of material without overloading the students,” said Dr. Joyce Marion, mother of Chloe, class of 2026. “The school also did well with incorporating non-academic activities into the experience, like chapel, circle-up, and information and updates from division heads.” Daily video announcements, Google hangout meetings with advisory circles, and teachers’ online office

hours ensured students at every level felt connected to their teachers and their friends. “One of the unexpected gifts was how many teachers reached out to check in and set up extra time with small groups of students,” Mary Purvis said. “There was genuine interest in and support for our kids and their mental health and wellness. It meant so much to us and our children.” “St. Andrew’s response to the COVID-19 shutdown was amazing. Although I’m sure the effort behind the scenes was massive, the transition for students and the community was relatively seamless,” said Alex Purvis ’94, Mary’s husband and Cate and Jack’s father. “I’m so thankful the students in our community didn’t lose months of their education and that the school’s administration, faculty, and staff rose to the challenge.”

A SHIELD AGAINST COVID-19 FROM THE ST. ANDREW’S IT TEAM — The St. Andrew’s IT department used the school’s 3D printers to make masks and face shields for COVID-19 medical responders. Working with a roll of clear vinyl donated by Caroline Lin, a friend of the school, the IT team made over 100 face shields during a two-month period. St. Andrew’s donated the masks and shields to medical workers, including staff at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and staff members and residents at St. Catherine’s Village, a retirement community and assisted living facility. The team behind the shields included Ray McDaniel, St. Andrew’s network administrator, and help desk specialists Christopher Hartfield and Noah McDaniel ‘17. 31

“THIS EXPERIENCE HAS MADE ME REALIZE just how much of an impact we have as educators when we’re in the lives of kids every day physically, in addition to how important students are to us, as teachers. Gosh, I miss them, even in all of their 7th grade angsty-ness! I’ve also come to realize how important adaptation, change, and professional growth is. Teaching isn’t the profession in which to become ‘set in your ways.’ It’s what I teach – how to keep learning – so I should practice what I’m preaching.” DEAN JULIUS, 7th Grade English Teacher

Annie Walker Class of 2026

SILVER LININGS IN THE SHUTDOWN Ideas for St. Andrew’s Future The unexpected pivot to virtual learning led to new ideas for St. Andrew’s future. In April, St. Andrew’s launched Virtual Summer Saints, a summer program open not only to St. Andrew’s students, but also to academically motivated students from other schools. Open to students in grades 7–12, Virtual Summer Saints offered for-credit classes in 11 subjects from algebra to psychology, world languages to coding. St. Andrew’s also partnered with Waynflete, a fellow Malone School in Maine, to offer 23 additional virtual summer classes for students in grades 2–12. Some 65 students from five states enrolled in Virtual Summer Saints, including 15 students from outside St. Andrew’s.

St. Andrew’s is also looking ahead to the role virtual learning will play when COVID-19 is no longer an issue. St. Andrew’s will continue to offer virtual classes to students from other schools, cities, and states interested in St. Andrew’s renowned educational experience during the regular academic year. Someday soon, it may be possible for students to earn a St. Andrew’s diploma entirely through virtual learning. “These efforts represent just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the innovative programming under consideration,” said Head of School Tom Sheppard. “Our school and our community have proven our ability to provide an excellent educational experience, even when something completely unexpected happens. No matter what the challenge, St. Andrew’s will find a way or we will make one.”

“I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH WORK WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH. I liked the videos our teachers sent us and I enjoyed the flexibility of choosing when I could do my assignments. I missed interacting with my friends in person.” — CHLOE MARION, Class of 2026 32


BREATHING EASIER Thanks to St. Andrew’s Alumnus Charles Robertson


WHEN THE NATION’S HOSPITALS feared a shortage of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Andrew’s alumnus and parent Dr. Charles Robertson ‘93 found an outside-the-box way to respond.



Dr. Robertson, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), designed and built a ventilator using parts purchased from a hardware store for less than $100. Staff at UMMC assembled dozens of the ventilators, which are currently stored at the hospital in case of an emergency shortage. Robertson’s invention, christened the “Robertson ventilator” has since been submitted for a patent.


Robertson spoke with St. Andrew’s students about his project and the larger lessons it involved. “I had great science teachers who challenged me to think about unusual problems and solve them using the tools I had. That problem-solving skill is one of the best lessons you can take away from St. Andrew’s, be it in a classroom, the arts, or an athletic setting. Maybe more importantly, I had an idea, but turning that idea into a tangible solution required the help of many other people. Our ability to work together made this possible. I hated group work in school, but that’s my most important skill now – getting along with others and making a team successful.”


from St. Andrew’s Parent Richard Patrick


WHEN COVID-19 caused a national shortage of hand sanitizer, St. Andrew’s parent Richard Patrick stepped up to help. Patrick is the co-owner of Cathead Distillery in downtown Jackson. Cathead is best known for making craft vodka, but during the pandemic, Patrick and his partner used the distillery to manufacture their own brand of hand sanitizer called Comfort & Mercy.

There’s no rushing to after school activities or birthday parties. While I know we all miss that, this time to slow

Since March of 2020, Cathead has sold and distributed more than a half a million bottles of Comfort & Mercy. The sanitizer project provided temporary jobs for some 60 people, most of whom were displaced from the restaurant industry during the shutdown.

down has resulted in truly amazing moments that I hope my students will look back on fondly for years to come.” KERRI BLACK, 2nd Grade Teacher

Cathead made Comfort & Mercy available to municipalities statewide at a deeply discounted rate, with the stipulation that those municipalities distribute the sanitizer to their residents for free. That program put more than 40,000 free bottles of Comfort & Mercy directly into Mississippians’ hands.

IT ALL STARTED WITH THE ELEPHANTS — “I will find a way or I will make one” is a quotation attributed to Hannibal (247 BC — 182 BC), a military commander of ancient Carthage. Hannibal is said to have made this proclamation in response to his own generals, who declared it impossible to cross the Alps on the elephants they used in battles.

Cathead plans to continue manufacturing Comfort & Mercy as long as there is a need. 33




DURING A SUMMER MARKED BY NATIONAL PROTESTS AGAINST INEQUALITY AND RACIAL INJUSTICE, ST. ANDREW’S LAUNCHED TOGETHER SAINTS, A COMMUNITY-WIDE MOVEMENT TO EXAMINE ST. ANDREW’S POSITION ON THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES, LEARN FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR VOICES, AND BUILD UPON THE SCHOOL’S LONG HISTORY OF SUPPORT FOR EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. IN JUNE OF 2020, St. Andrew’s formed the Together Saints Leadership Team. This team will assemble and coordinate with a larger working group representing 30 members of the St. Andrew’s community. This group will identify ways for St. Andrew’s to grow its current diversity and inclusion initiatives and continue to act as one of Mississippi’s leaders in racial equality. St. Andrew’s will present recommendations to the entire school community later this year.


“ONE OF OUR ALUMNI ELOQUENTLY DESCRIBED THE PAST EFFORTS OF ST. ANDREW’S TO ADDRESS RACISM AND RACIAL INJUSTICE AS 73 YEARS OF IMPERFECT PROGRESS. In acknowledging our imperfections, we are presented with opportunities for growth. This movement is the next step in an ongoing effort to ensure that St. Andrew’s policies and daily actions reflect the ideals expressed in our mission, values, and vision.” TOM SHEPPARD, HEAD OF SCHOOL


Seetha Srinivasan is the parent of two St. Andrew’s and the Desegregation of Private Schools, will serve as an graduates and a member of the board of trustees and advisor to the Together Saints Leadership Team. of the Together Saints Leadership Team. “Having a diverse and inclusive community that lives “When we were looking for a school for our sons in up to St. Andrew’s mission and values requires constant the early 1980s, we chose St. Andrew’s because of its strong attention, reflection, and dedication to lifelong learning academics and also because we knew St. Andrew’s was about individual and systemic inequality and the purdiverse,” Srinivasan says. “St. Andrew’s has always main- suit of justice and equality,” Purdy says.“How do I feel tained that commitment to diversity, yet some of our personally about this effort at St. Andrew’s? Hopeful.” students and alumni have let us know we can do a better job of making everyone feel included and equally “BECAUSE ST. ANDREW’S comfortable. That can be hard for us to hear, but I am IS A DIVERSE COMMUNITY, happy that our students, alumni, and parents care we are a reflection of the larger enough and feel passionate enough to tell us that we world – in good ways and in bad. need to do better. Because our constituents care so deeply, I am optimistic that we can do the hard work This process we are undertaking together to make sure every member of our commu- as a community will make us stronger. nity is heard and feels welcome.” We will grow in ways important to Michelle Purdy, Ph.D., ’97, former associate head of the school, the community, and the the St. Andrew’s Middle School, associate professor of generations to come.” education at Washington University in St. Louis, and SEETHA SRINIVASAN author of the book Transforming the Elite: Black Students


• Student interactions • The St. Andrew’s curriculum with other students and how it addresses history, and with faculty racial and social injustice, and equality • Hiring more racially diverse faculty • How to better support students and administration struggling with issues of members inequality and injustice


• Ways in which the school community can better support and model St. Andrew’s mission, values, and philosophy



Through its Episcopal tradition, its values, and its actions, St. Andrew’s has always aspired to embody the belief that we are all God’s children and to recognize and uphold the dignity of every human being.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School began at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, which served as a safe haven for Black activists and their allies during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

• How will the St. Andrew’s community continue to address the history and current reality of racial injustice and other injustices in the United States and the world?

St. Andrew’s was not founded as a “white flight” academy; in fact, St. Andrew’s admitted its first Black students in the mid-1960s, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement.

• How will the St. Andrew’s community understand and address how this larger history and current reality manifest in the St. Andrew’s culture and experience?

In the 1970s, St. Andrew’s made a statement in favor of equality by choosing to join the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA), which included desegregated public schools, rather than the former Mississippi Private Schools Association (now the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools).

• How can the St. Andrew’s community better embody what it means to be morally responsible, to believe in and honor the dignity of every human being, and to seek peace and justice in the world?

St. Andrew’s curriculum and programming include topics and guest speakers that encourage students to address issues of racism and inclusion and introduce students to different cultures and religions.

• How can the St. Andrew’s community improve the daily lives of all students, faculty, staff, and administrators by considering daily interactions, the curriculum, student life, and the Christian faith and Episcopal tradition?

More than 30 percent of St. Andrew’s student body is made up of students of color. In 2017, St. Andrew’s supported students in creating a Black Student Union.

THE TOGETHER SAINTS LEADERSHIP TEAM COLIN DUNNIGAN Associate Head of Upper School Director of College Counseling MARTY KELLY ‘03 Upper School English Teacher DR. JOYCE MARION Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Marion Counseling Services, LLC Trustee


SEETHA SRINIVASAN Director Emerita, University Press of Mississippi Trustee PRZEMEK TOKARSKI Director of Global Studies TERRI TURNER Kindergarten Teacher MICHELE PURDY ’97 Associate Professor of Education, Washington University Together Saints Advisor





In August of 2020, St. Andrew’s broke ground for an Episcopal chapel on the North Campus. The final project in the Forward Saints capital campaign, the chapel is scheduled to welcome its first worshippers in 2021.




ST. ANDREW’S IS A COMMUNITY of learning and a community of faith. Learning within a faith-based community helps students develop the sound moral judgment needed to navigate the complex personal and social issues of our world. St. Andrew’s already provides dedicated, innovative spaces for learning—science labs, a library, art studios, humanities classrooms, quiet study areas, and collaborative learning spaces. Now, the North Campus will also be home to a space dedicated to building the community of faith that is so integral to the St. Andrew’s mission. A CAMPAIGN OF FAITH IN CHALLENGING TIMES The generosity of the St. Andrew’s community has never been more appar­ ent than during the campaign to construct the chapel. St. Andrew’s raised more than $2.4 million for the project. Director of Institutional Advancement Stephanie Garriga said, “The chapel cabinet was key in reaching the fundraising goal. The St. Andrew’s community showed a miracu­ lous display of generosity in the midst of a global pandemic and economic shutdown.” “The generosity of our donors renewed a sense of hopefulness in me,” said Rev. Hailey Allin, St. Andrew’s chaplain and the mother of Sarah, class of 2029, and Maury, class of 2025. “Now more than ever, we are living in a time when we need to draw from our deep resources of faith for hope and guidance. To me, building a chapel in this time is a reminder to stay focused on the values on which St. Andrew’s was founded.”

A SACRED SPACE FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY “What makes St. Andrew’s and other Episcopal schools stand out is that the emphasis is not only on academic growth, but also on physical, artistic, moral, and spiritual growth,” said Kirk LaFon, St. Andrew’s former chaplain who led the Worship Committee in determining the vision of the chapel and how it would support the school’s Episcopal identity, reflect the school’s mission, and support St. Andrew’s students.” “The goal at St. Andrew’s is not only to produce smart, academically capable graduates, but caring, compassionate, and empathetic young people. Honoring the Episcopal tradition helps accomplish that. The Episcopal form of a Christian school is open, welcoming, and inclusive, and respectful of all faiths and all people… It is my hope that the chapel will be a daily reminder to students of the importance of faith and integrity in this deeply divided world.”

“One of the things I learned in my history of architecture class in college was that over the course of time, you can see the values of a community reflected in its skyline. Having that tall, physical presence in the heart of our campus, knowing that every member of our community will walk under that bell tower every day, speaks to our values as a school and what the St. Andrew’s community holds most dear.” — JACK ALLIN ‘96, WIER BOERNER ALLIN ARCHITECTURE, CHAPEL ARCHITECT AND ST. ANDREW’S PARENT 41

he chapel will provide a space for students to gather for worship, religious classes, Bible studies, or times of spiritual contemplation. With intimate spaces for private prayer or quiet ref lection, the chapel will be intentionally designed to welcome students of all faiths. Small groups or grade levels will have a place to gather for intimate worship services or to share the eucharist. Musical performances will reflect the faith tradition of sharing one’s talents and recognizing those talents as gifts from God. For many students, faculty, and alumni, St. Andrew’s is a spiritual home, the place that symbolizes their faith even after their day-to-day time on campus ends. The chapel will offer a sacred space for joyful weddings and baptisms. The chapel will also be a resource for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, hosting retreats and gatherings and encouraging faith formation beyond the immediate St. Andrew’s community.

Envisioning programming for the space during a time when the school community cannot physically gather has been a challenge, but has also been an inspiration. “Human beings are wired for connection. We’re at our strongest when we’re drawn together,” Rev. Allin said. “The chapel will be a place for our community to connect through prayer, song, study, and love in this challenging time we’re living in. I hope our students will embrace the chapel as a sacred space they identify with personally. I pray they’ll feel it’s their spiritual home, take ownership of it, and feel called to gather there in times of uncertainty, grief, and of course, times of joy.”

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO BE PART OF BUILDING THIS SACRED SPACE on the St. Andrew’s campus or to honor a faithful family member, friend, or beloved teacher with a gift to the chapel.

To make a tax-deductible donation, visit


“MY CHILDREN’S SPIRITUAL LIFE IS AS IMPORTANT AS THEIR ACADEMIC AND PHYSICAL LIFE. I’M THRILLED THAT THIS PHYSICAL SPACE WILL BE A REMINDER OF THE SPIRITUAL SPACE THAT WE FOSTER AT ST. ANDREW’S. To know that my children will walk past the chapel and hear those bells ring every day is a great joy and a relief to me as a parent. I know that I’m not doing this alone. St. Andrew’s is encouraging their development as children of God.” REV. HAILEY ALLIN, ST. ANDREW’S CHAPLAIN, MEMBER OF THE CHAPEL CABINET, AND ST. ANDREW’S PARENT


CELEBRATING FORWARD SAINTS The chapel is the final project funded through Forward Saints, the largest, most successful capital campaign in the history of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

The chapel will be built in memory of The Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray, Jr., the former bishop of Mississippi.

Publicly launched in 2015, Forward Saints raised more than $14 million and funded construction of the Early Childhood Center and the Athletics and Recreation Center. A campaign that seemed incredibly ambitious in 2015 is now another milestone in St. Andrew’s storied history of groundbreaking achievements, thanks to families, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends who worked together to move the school forward.

Bishop Gray (1926-2016) served as a regent of the St. Andrew’s Corporation, was the parent of a graduate, and in the months just prior to his death, graciously agreed to serve as the honorary chair for the campaign to build an Episcopal chapel at St. Andrew’s. An icon of the Civil Rights era in Mississippi, Bishop Gray courageously lived out his belief that all people should be treated with respect, compassion, and love.

“We are so grateful to our donors for their faith in St. Andrew’s vision and their help in making that vision a reality,” said Stephanie Garriga, director of institutional advancement.

“Dad was always pointing beyond himself to something or someone greater, and he would want the chapel to do the same,” said Catherine Gray Clark ’80, Bishop Gray’s daughter. “Dad would have wanted the chapel to be a place where students could be pointed toward that which is most true, most beautiful, and worth giving their lives to. This is particularly true in our current time of pandemic, unrest, and uncertainty. Now more than ever we need to be pointed toward those greater truths. The chapel is a tangible reminder that our faith in God grounds us and calls us beyond ourselves to serve others.”

“It’s hard to believe that just five short years ago, there was no Early Childhood Center and no ARC. In just a few months, we’ll be saying the same thing about the North Campus chapel. Together, we have truly transformed both St. Andrew’s campuses. This marks the end of the Forward Saints campaign,” Garriga continued. “The campaign may be coming to an end, but St. Andrew’s will never stop moving forward.”

ST. ANDREW’S THANKS THE CHAPEL COMMITTEE FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY, FAITHFUL WORK IN MAKING THE CHAPEL A REALITY. Pictured are: Stephanie Garriga, Patty and Jeff Christie, Kevin Lewis, Whitney and Ravi Raju ‘88, Tom Sheppard, Kim and Mickey Paduda, Frances and Cooper Morrison, Carol and George Penick, Hailey and Jack Allin ‘96, Elizabeth Buyan ‘97. Not Pictured: Anne Dulske


CHAPEL DONORS Dr. and Mrs. George E. Abraham III Ginny and George Abraham David and Virginia Allen Mr. and Mrs. Christian A. Allenburger III Elizabeth and Warwick Alley Betty and John Allin Ann Allin Hailey and Jack Allin Dot Bagby Mr. and Mrs. P. Ryan Beckett Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bensler Jane B. and John R. Bise Beth and Tom Black Frampton Construction Whitney and Alexander Bondurant H. Barber and Elizabeth Boone Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Borne Mimi and Richard Bradley Frank and Mary Jo Briggs Virginia and Minor Buchanan Mrs. Cathy Bullock Kelly Allin and Thorne Butler Elizabeth and Greg Buyan Sandra and Gerald Buyan Mr. Paul Catherwood Julia Chadwick Mrs. Karri C. Chaney Sibyl and Jim Child Mr. and Mrs. Brad Chism Patty and Jeff Christie Rebecca and Deaver Collins Elizabeth Wise Copeland Dr. and Mrs. W. Boyce Craig Frances and Justin Croft Becky Boteler Dalton Pam and Dick David Betsy and Barney Davis Cathy and Jeff Davis Walter and Laura Dawson Teresa and Bruce Deer Joe and Dottie Donaldson Ouida and Wayne Drinkwater Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Duke The Dulske Family Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Evans Dottee and Pete Everett Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Farr II Mr. Peter Fisher and The Rev. Paige Ford Fisher The Flores Family James C. Foley John E. Fontaine V and William L. Fontaine Gib and Ellen Ford Andy and Anna Frame Ruth K. Fredericks Curt and Ellen Gabardi, Lee and Emily Gabardi, Ben and Kate Gabardi Stephanie and Mark Garriga Jason L. Gates Nan Graves Goodman Emily Allenburger Gordon Jan R. Graeber Beth and Collier Graham Robert W. Graves Lloyd and Sally Gray Mary Sydney Green Helen C. Green Mr. and Mrs. Jason Stribling Greener Matthew Puckett ’99, Michael Puckett ’02, and Megan Puckett Glenn ’04 Cris and Eddie Guillot Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Hall Jr. Christi and David Hardy Mrs. Mary Beth Harkins Jane and DeMatt Harkins Claudia and Robert Hauberg

Jane Hildebrand Honey Holman Ruth L. and John S. Holmes Dr. and Mrs. Craig Hoppe Calvin Travis Hull, Jr. Marilyn Jackson The Rev. and Mrs. John Stone Jenkins Ellen and Charles Johnson Matthew, Lori, and Adele Johnson Jonathan Y. Johnson Dr. Priscilla and Mr. Jason Jolly Ibby and David Joseph Charlene Keith Stephen and Marlo Kirkpatrick Coleridge Hobbs-Kirmse Meredith M. Kochtitzky The Rev. Kirk LaFon and Mrs. Kristan LaFon Dr. Berkley W. Latimer Michelle and Kevin Lewis Brad and Caroline Lieb Deb and Mike Lightsey Randy and Debbie Lominick Aubrey and Mary Beth Luke Molly and Darden MacWade Andrew and Barbara Mallinson Ojus and Jane Malphurs Drs. David E. and Joyce Marion Ann Marshall Mr. and Mrs. John Matthews Anne Maxwell Cody and Erin McCain Ken and Dawn McCarley Bill McCarty III Foundation H. F. McCarty, Jr. Family Foundation Bill McCarty III Raymond E. McDaniel McKesson Foundation Paul F. L. McNeill Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae Lanier McRee The Rev. and Mrs. Calvin J. Meaders III Jean and Tim Medley Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Mendrop Judy and Carl Menist Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Mills Trudy and Ed Moody Frances and Cooper Morrison Charitable Fund Frances and Cooper Morrison Diane and David Morse Betsy and Bill Nation Frances Jean and Walter Neely Janet and Luther Ott Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Kim and Mickey Paduda Donna and Stan Patrick V. A. Patterson Mrs. Joyce Peck Carol and George Penick Jordan and Jim Perry Beth Peterson Justin and Anna Peterson Michelle and David Pharr Josh and Jana Phillips Emily and Jay Philpott The Very Rev. and Mrs. Ronald D. Pogue Joe and Karen Powell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Powell Mary and Alex Purvis Xinhong Zhang and Guangzhi Qu Whitney and Ravi Raju Anne Ranck Ann and Richard Rosenblum David and Cathey Russell Dr. and Mrs. Jay Sanders St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association 44

Mary Schiele and Pat Scanlon The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage R. Scott Sexton Steve and Jessica Shafer Sandra and Jim Shelson Jennifer and Tom Sheppard The Skelton Family Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Smith The Revs. Carol and Frank Spencer Seetha and Asoka Srinivasan Alex Sullivan Karen Crenshaw Swenson Anne Newell Swift The Rev. Dr. John B. Switzer Attorneys Joe and Gwennetta Tatum Patrick and Laura Taylor Jan and Andrew Townes Upper School Faculty Vanguard Charitable Walker Foundation The Warnock Charitable Fund The James L. Warnock, Jr. Family Brooks and Shay Werkheiser The Werkheiser Family Sheena White The Fred and Sissie Wile Charitable Fund Fred and Sissie Wile Alabel M. Wiser Jan and John Wofford Mr. and Mrs. David E. Wood Tammy and Tim Young Gabriel and Mabel Zevallos

MEMORIALS In memory of Joan Grozier Allen Meredith Kochtitzky The Skelton Family In memory of Ann Kelly Allin Virginia and Minor Buchanan Elizabeth and Greg Buyan Sibyl and Jim Child Anna and Andy Frame Stephanie and Mark Garriga Sissie and Fred Wile In memory of Melissa W. Bondurant Whitney and Alexander Bondurant In memory of Robert Borst Jan R. Graeber In memory of Ronald Keith Buckley Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of Mr. T. C. Buford Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae In memory of Elvena Price Chadwick Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of Vernon Chadwick Dottee and Pete Everett Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of Scott Coffey Virginia and Minor Buchanan In memory of Curtis Croft Frances and Justin Croft In memory of Dave Davis Class of 1974 In memory of Bee Donley Jane B. and John R. Bise Mimi and Richard Bradley Pam and Dick David Cathy and Jeff Davis

Jan R. Graeber Helen Green Calvin Travis Hull, Jr. Priscilla and Jason Jolly Karen Crenshaw Swenson Anne Newell Swift

In memory of Carolyn Ferrill Dunnigan Julia Chadwick In memory of Ella May East Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of Gilbert Bentley Ford, Sr. Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of G. Douglass Fox Stephanie and Mark Garriga In memory of Liam Galaty Charles and Henry Sanders and Family In memory of Rev. Duncan Gray, Jr. Kelly Allin and Thorne Butler James C. Foley Dr. Berkley W. Latimer Molly and Darden MacWade In memory of Sue Gray Jan R. Graeber In memory of Mrs. Vernon T. Johnston Jonathan Y. Johnson Matthew, Lori, and Adele Johnson In memory of Atha Lewis Ann Marshall Jan R. Graeber Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of Marian Lion Jan R. Graeber In memory of Richard R. MacSherry Molly and Darden MacWade In memory of Margery Martin Andrea and Jay Sanders In memory of Ruth Virginia “Ginger” Keith McClosky Donna and Stan Patrick In memory of Betty Mitchell Jason L. Gates In memory of J. B. Oakley Virginia and Minor Buchanan Jan R. Graeber

In memory of Gustavis Rugley, Sr. Charles Sanders and Family

In honor of Taylor Kitchings Jan R. Graeber

In memory of Wilda Shofner Teresa and Bruce Deer The Upper School Faculty at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Jan R. Graeber

In honor of Jim and Donna Lander J. R. Lander

In memory of Catherine Hamilton Stroud Jan and Andrew Townes

In honor of Lower School Faculty and Staff Becky Boteler Dalton

In memory of Dr. John Suares Donna and Stan Patrick Jan R. Graeber Stephanie and Mark Garriga

In honor of Emily Powell Levin Marilyn Jackson

In honor of Ann Marshall Jan R. Graeber

In memory of John A. Switzer The Rev. Dr. John B. Switzer

In honor of Dawn McCarley Cathy Bullock Teresa Deer

In memory of Paula Truckner Meredith Kochtitzky

In honor of Andy Mullins Karen Crenshaw Swenson

In memory of Sherwood and Tay Wise Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Wise

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watson Neill Donna and Stan Patrick

HONORARIUMS In honor of 2019 St. Andrew’s Retirees Teresa Deer In honor of the 2020 Retiring Faculty John E. Fontaine V and William L. Fontaine In honor of The Rev. Hailey Allin Judy and Carl Menist Patrick and Laura Taylor In honor of Hailey and Jack Allin Frances Jean and Walter Neely In honor of Jack Allin Kelly Allin and Thorne Butler In honor of Ann Brock Jan R. Graeber In honor of Julia Chadwick Jan R. Graeber Dottee Everett In honor of Benson Chaney Karri and Joe Chaney In honor of William Chism and Salem Chism Mr. and Mrs. Brad Chism In Honor of Jeff, Patty, Cadden and Cody Christie Mrs. Joyce Peck

In memory of Edmund Patterson, II Steve and Jessica Shafer

In honor of Patty Christie Elizabeth Buyan Stephanie Garriga

In memory of Thomas Patterson Frances and Justin Croft

In honor of Brian Cronin Jan R. Graeber

In memory of Joe Powell, Jr. Dot Bagby Cris and Eddie Guillot Marilyn Jackson Ann and Richard Rosenblum

In honor of Annie Elliott Patrick and Laura Taylor

In memory of Katherine Raworth Donna and Stan Patrick

In honor of Jane Griffin Jan R. Graeber

In memory of Lorna Anderson Reimers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Powell

In honor of Hensley, Sarah Michael, and Mary Powell Hardy Christi and David Hardy

In honor of Jerry Goodwin Jan R. Graeber


In honor of Kay Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Christian A. Allenburger III In honor of George and Carol Penick Donna and Stan Patrick In honor of George Penick Elizabeth, Warwick, Ivy, and Warwick Alley Kelly Allin and Thorne Butler Patty and Jeff Christie Rebecca and Deaver Collins Pam and Dick David Ouida and Wayne Drinkwater Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Farr II James C. Foley Stephanie and Mark Garriga Emily Allenburger Gordon Jan R. Graeber Helen Green Marlo and Stephen Kirkpatrick Michelle and Kevin Lewis Ann Marshall McKesson Foundation Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae Jean and Tim Medley Frances and Cooper Morrison The Very Rev. and Mrs. Ronald D. Pogue Anne Ranck Scott Sexton St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association Jan and Andrew Townes Brooks and Shay Werkheiser Werkheiser Family Jan and John Wofford Mr. and Mrs. David E. Wood In honor of Tom Sheppard Teresa Deer In honor of Angie Smith Anna Frame Jan R. Graeber In honor of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Mr. and Mrs. Jason Stribling Greener


WHEN IS A HEADACHE NOT JUST A HEADACHE? S U P P O RT S E RV I C ES C A R ES F O R T H E W H O L E S T U D E N T When is a headache not just a headache? Can a tummy ache be caused by a math problem? Is my child allergic to 1:00? It’s a connection the St. Andrew’s Student Support Services team knows well. The Lower School team includes the school nurse, counselor, chaplain, and learning facilitators, all of whom collaborate to make sure every St. Andrew’s student is healthy not only physically, but also socially and emotionally.

“When a child is dealing with big feelings, he or she isn’t going to be able to focus on academics,” says Chelsea Freeman ’02, Lower School counselor and director of social emotional learning. “It interferes with learning and with the activities of daily life.” Heightened emotions or social challenges can often trigger physical symptoms. When a child is struggling with divorce, the death of a grandparent, a challenging academic subject, or a falling out with a friend, the first person to recognize there’s an issue is often Anna Wadlington, the school nurse and director of student health.

They may seem like odd questions, but they actually point to the strong connection between emotional health and physical wellbeing.





“WHEN A CHILD COMES TO SEE ME, THE FIRST THING I DO IS PERFORM A NURSING ASSESSMENT TO RULE OUT A PHYSICAL CAUSE. If the child keeps coming back over a period of days or weeks and I can’t find anything physically wrong, then I start looking for other causes.” ANNA WADLINGTON, SCHOOL NURSE AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT HEALTH

or example, if a child is coming to me with a headache at 1:00 every day, I’m going to ask the teacher, ‘What’s happening in the classroom at 1:00?’ That could be the time the class works on a subject the student is struggling with. The stomach is another place where stress shows up. That stomach ache could actually be caused by a disagreement with a friend or the death of a pet.”

Once a physical ailment has been ruled out, the Student Support Services team works not only with the child, but also with his or her teacher and parents to uncover the underlying issue and provide the appropriate help.

“Taking a team approach, having that whole view of the child, is a safety net so nothing is missed,” Freeman says. “All of us working together makes all the difference in helping that child.”


A situation that began with a visit to the nurse’s office might be resolved by a few sessions with the school counselor, extra tutoring from a teacher, comforting words from the school chaplain, or help from a learning facilitator. Sometimes, the issue is something as simple as a lack of sleep or too much screen time. If the issue is family-related, Freeman might help the child initiate a conversation with his or her parents, role playing as Mom or Dad to help the child become comfortable discussing sensitive subjects or uncomfortable feelings.

HELP COPING WITH COVID WHEN THE ST. ANDREW’S CAMPUSES CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SHUTDOWN, THE ST. ANDREW’S STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM TOOK STEPS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS ONLINE. Chelsea Freeman, counselor and director of social emotional learning, launched a website called “All the Feels” packed with strategies and activities to help students and parents cope with emotions and stresses during the shutdown. Freeman continued to counsel students and parents one-on-one virtually and participated in weekly online group chats for parents.

“A lot of times our support plan involves teaching the child coping skills that help them recognize and process their feelings and so they can better manage their own stress,” Freeman says. “These are skills that last a lifetime, and the earlier you learn them, the better. At St. Andrew’s, students as young as three years old are taught about emotions and emotional recognition – ‘If I can say how I feel, I’m better able to cope with how I feel.’ If kids learn a healthy stress response now, it lessens their stress in Middle School, Upper School, and into adulthood.”


Help for students and families affected by the pandemic will continue into the fall.

VISIT THE ALL THE FEELS WEBSITE AT: ls-counseling-and-sel/home






“The Rev” was listed as a finalist in the 2019-20 Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Awards in several categories, including: Newscast of the Year, Best News Coverage, Best Feature Coverage, and Best Sports Coverage.



Since joining the St. Andrew’s team in July 2019, Red has directed, shot, and produced videos, ranging from student and faculty testimonials to campus events to over-the-top sports hype pieces. Red also serves as an advisor for the broadcast journalism class, where he’s receiving rave reviews from students excited to learn more about professional production techniques.

“What I like the most about St. Andrew’s is its diversity,” Red says. “This school has a strong sense of inclusion among the students and faculty. That was one of the reasons I applied. I wanted to be in a place where diversity was the norm.”

flooding in Jackson, or whether or not to take a date to the school dance. But whether it’s national news, local news, or an opinion piece, every segment featured on “The Rev” is created by students, for students, and is uniquely reflective of the St. Andrew’s community. “The Rev” is a student-run talk show produced by the St. Andrew’s journalism program and broadcast online every other month under the leadership of faculty advisors Linda Rodriguez and Jordan Red. “Fifteen and 16-year-olds aren’t going to sit down and watch the six o’clock news,” Red said. “We encouraged the students to branch out and explore a more modern format. Each broadcast begins with a brainstorming session during which students pitch ideas and receive feedback from Rodriguez and Red. “We’re the advisors, but the students come up with the ideas,” Rodriguez said. “News is happening all the time, everywhere, and our students are in the thick of it. They’re learning how to recognize a story, get to the heart of what’s important, ask the right questions, and think on the fly.” Broadcasts during the 2019-20 school year included features on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, a discussion piece on celebrity “cancel culture” and what it means to ordinary people, an interview with teacher Carolyn Brown conducted in her home, and a can’t-look-away segment featuring a student reciting the history of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School while eating a blazing hot chili pepper. Cole Morse ’20 expressed herself through opinion pieces. “I like interviewing people and discussing topics no one wants to talk about,” Morse said. “Journalism has helped me articulate my thoughts and opinions, find my voice, and speak in a more independent way. I also loved the creative freedom. It was like a petri dish of creativity.” “The Rev” taps into the heart of the student body. Broadcast students learn to cover all sides of the story, including interviewing other students who don’t look or think like them. The final broadcast reflects the diversity of the St. Andrew’s community. “It’s your writing and your ideas, but broadcast also gives you a chance to talk to different people you might otherwise not have a conversation with,” said Miley Ray ’20. “To hear the voices of the people we interview is important to our community,” said Stanley Qu, class of 2022, who adds with a smile, “I also did it for fun. I love to talk to people and broadcast gave me a reason to do that.”







HEART OF THE MATTER Erin Matts ’95 • St. Andrew’s Distinguished Alumna of the Year

ERIN MATTS HELPS HER CLIENTS find the emotional connection in everything from the latest streaming service to skin care products to counter cleaning sprays. Matts is the CEO of Hearts & Science, a New York City-based, global marketing agency that uses data and technology to help companies build personal relationships with consumers. “We analyze data to better understand people on an individual level instead of just targeting broad demographics, like ‘adults 25-54.’ If you know a 25-year-old and a 54-year-old, you know those are two “WHAN THAT APRILLE WITH very different categories,” Matts says. “For example, say you’re selling HIS SHOURES SOOTE…” a cleaning product. You may have one group that uses only all-purpose cleaner, one group that likes bleach and the idea of disinfecting, St. Andrew’s requirement that students and a third group that buys them all based on the packaging. Hearts recite the prologue from The Canterbury & Science helps you talk to each of those people individually, with the Tales from memory, in Middle English, gave Erin Matts an unexpected business right message at the right time, instead of just spending more money edge. “What that experience gave me – to shout louder at all of them. The strategy and empathy involved in in addition to being a hit at cocktail pardoing that well appeal to me.” ties – was the confidence to stand up in Hearts & Science’s clients include big-name brands like P&G, Hallfront of a large group and present with mark, Warner Brothers Studios, and the New York Times. Matts’ curpassion and energy. ”While Matts is not rent project is helping launch HBO Max, HBO’s new streaming service. likely to be called upon to present to P&G Matts has been with Hearts & Science since the company’s foundor HBO in Middle English, she is proud to say that she could still recite the prologue ing four years ago. She previously made her mark in advertising and in the event of a literary emergency. media as the North America CEO of Annalect, chief digital marketing officer at Glam Media, and global director of digital connections at Anheuser-Busch InBev. In 2015, Matts was named to Ad Age’s Women to Watch. She also earned a spot on AdWeek’s 2016 Young Influentials List. Matts is a graduate of Colgate University. She and her husband, writer Greg Kalleres, live in New York with their dog, Bruce. “St. Andrew’s was formative for me. The most valuable thing I gained was critical thinking skills. St. Andrew’s encourages students to challenge conventions, have the confidence to question, to get to the heart of the matter and not settle for the expected. Those are skills I use every day.” DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD — The highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus or alumna, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have made extraordinary personal achievements, professional accomplishments, and significant contributions to the community, arts, sciences, or business. Recipients are individuals whose exemplary lives and activities both benefit society and reflect honor upon St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. One alumnus or alumna is recognized each year. 53






YES.” Jordan Bryan ’03 • The St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award


St. Andrew’s gave me the foundation for who I am,” says Jordan Hailey Bryan. “It wasn’t one teacher or class, it was the collective experience. St. Andrew’s gave me the ability to think for myself, to have a thirst for learning and know how to apply that, to have compassion for others, and to have the desire to do more.” It’s hard to imagine Bryan doing much more for St. Andrew’s. A tireless volunteer, Bryan has given to her alma mater in almost every way imaginable while also building a successful career as a shareholder/vice president at Ross & Yerger Insurance in Jackson. Bryan served on the St. Andrew’s Alumni Board, including two terms as president. She is a loyal supporter of the Annual Fund, Booster Club, SAPA, and capital campaigns, and was the 2020 Arts on the Green A MATCH MADE AT corporate sponsor chair. Bryan is a mentor in the just-launched GuidHOMECOMING ing Saints program, which matches current students with alumni who serve as informal advisors. She is a parent ambassador, helping welOctober 7, 2000 was St. Andrew’s homecome new families to the school community. coming and the night of Jordan Hailey’s Bryan’s favorite role, however, is that of St. Andrew’s parent. She first date with her future husband, Chase and her husband, Chase ’01, have twin St. Andrew’s first graders, Carson Bryan ’01. Jordan and Chase have been and Hailey, and a future Saint, Caden. together ever since. “I love doing this journey all over again from the parent side. I have such an appreciation for St. Andrew’s and the teachers who believed in me. It’s priceless to see my kids have that experience. My first graders recently had to write down what they want to be when they grow up. I realized they really can be whatever they dream because of a school like St. Andrew’s.” A brief respite in Bryan’s busy schedule comes every Friday, when she attends chapel at the Lower School. “Chapel is my little piece of calm and nostalgia. I get to see my children singing the same songs I sang, sitting on that same gym floor.” When notified that she had won the Loyalty Award, Bryan described her reaction as, “Shocked, humbled, and petrified because I knew I’d have to speak in front of the entire high school.” In her warm, witty presentation to St. Andrew’ students, Bryan shared lessons learned from St. Andrew’s. Key takeaways included “don’t be afraid to say ‘yes’ to something new,” illustrated through the story of Bryan’s first date with her highschool-crush-turned-husband, Chase; “failure doesn’t define you,” learned after a disappointing loss at the soccer state championships; and “pictures last a lifetime,” accompanied by awkward Middle School photos of Bryan and her close friend, St. Andrew’s teacher Marty Kelly ’03. But perhaps the most memorable St. Andrew’s lesson Bryan shared? “This school cares about you.” 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 demonstrate 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. 55





THE SAINTS FINISHED a storyboard season with a dominating 24-1 record, including 17 shut outs. It was the first State Championship for St. Andrew’s girls soccer since 2009. “IT WAS HONESTLY ONE OF THE BEST FEELINGS I’ve had in my short coaching career,” said Head Coach Will Monsour, who has led the team for three years. “Full credit to the girls. They’re the ones on the field and in practice doing all of the work. The leadership and cohesion within the team was fun to watch. It’s nice to see that it was all made worth it with an unforgettable season.” IN ADDITION TO STRONG LEADERSHIP from varsity players like senior Phoebe Xu – who was selected for the Central Mississippi All-Star game for the second year in a row – the championship team saw contributions from several up-and-coming seventh grade players. “OUR SEVENTH GRADE GROUP was very special this year. They put in lots of work and we saw vast improvements in each and every one. The future looks bright for St. Andrew’s soccer.”



FALL 2019



BOYS CROSS COUNTRY 3rd in State GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY State Champions VARSITY FOOTBALL 2-7 SAILING Won the Hospitality High School Regatta BOYS SWIMMING State Champions GIRLS SWIMMING State Champions VARSITY VOLLEYBALL 2nd in State WINTER 2020 BOYS BASKETBALL State Champions GIRLS BASKETBALL 13-15 BOYS SOCCER North State Champions GIRLS SOCCER State Champions The following teams were unable to complete their seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. ARCHERY BASEBALL GOLF LACROSSE POWERLIFTING SOFTBALL TENNIS TRACK AND FIELD





THE SECOND TIME IN THREE YEARS. ST. ANDREW’S DEFEATED RIVAL VELMA JACKSON 61-40 AT THE PAVILION IN OXFORD on March 7th in one of the final high school match-ups played before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports nationwide. St. Andrew’s Rashad Bolden, Class of 2021, was named the game’s MVP and Noel Wiggs ’20 won the CSpire Scholar Athlete Class 3A Boys State Basketball Championship Award. The victory was a triumphant send-off for Saints Head Coach Brian Cronin, who announced his retirement

from coaching shortly after the championship game. “I don’t think I could have scripted it any better than how it happened,” Cronin said. “I couldn’t have been prouder or more excited for our players, and of course, I was elated to win the last game I would coach, particularly a state championship. I know in my heart I gave the players and the school everything I had. It was a perfect ending and now it’s time to let our new head coach, Russell Marsalis, write a new chapter in the St. Andrew’s basketball program.”


(and the Reservoir, and the Board)

St. Andrew’s is growing its already robust athletics program, adding four new sports: SAILING (back at St. Andrew’s for the first time since 1999) • FUTSAL (similar to indoor soccer) • ULTIMATE FRISBEE • CHESS (yes, chess is considered a sport by the MHSAA) Sailing and futsal kicked off during the 2019-20 school year. Ultimate frisbee was scheduled to begin last spring, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Frisbee and chess are both expected to launch during the 2020-21 school year. All four sports are open to girls and boys and played on co-ed teams. With these additions, St. Andrew’s students now have 21 sports programs from which to choose. “The addition of sailing was driven by student interest. Futsal and ultimate frisbee are also very popular at our school,” says DeWayne Cupples, director of athletics. “We added all four to give St. Andrew’s students even more opportunities to participate in sports and be part of a team.”


AND COUNTING ST. ANDREW’S CELEBRATED ITS 100TH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DURING THE 2019-20 school year and then went on to claim four more, bringing the school’s total number of state championships to an impressive 104.


THE WINNING TRADITION BEGAN IN 1977 when the baseball team brought home the Saints’ first state championship trophy. The Saints have won at least one state championship (and typically more) every year since.

The Saints earned more points than any other school in Mississippi.


St. Andrew’s received the Clarion Ledger’s 2019-20 AllSports Award for Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A, capturing the Class A award for an incredible 10TH YEAR IN A ROW. St. Andrew’s has WON THE AWARD EVERY YEAR since joining Class 3A. This year’s award was even more meaningful as St. Andrew’s EARNED MORE POINTS THAN ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN ANY CLASS IN THE ENTIRE STATE. St. Andrew’s finished with 377 points; Madison Central placed second overall with 367.5 points. The All-Sports Award recognizes the Mississippi school with the most well-rounded and successful athletics program, awarding points for every round a team advances in the state playoffs. St. Andrew’s has won the All-Sports Award 25 TIMES IN 28 YEARS, including 15 AWARDS FOR




“ONE REASON ST. ANDREW’S has been so successful is because we have such a large number of students participating in sports,” says DeWayne Cupples, director of athletics. “Around 80 percent of St. Andrew’s students play, with many participating in more than one sport. That number of students, combined with our great, skilled coaches, makes for a winning combination.”







THE 7TH AND 8TH GRADE FOOTBALL TEAM WAS OFF TO A ROCKY START. THE SAINTS DROPPED THEIR FIRST GAME 36-0, AND WITH JUST 15 PLAYERS ON THE ROSTER, THE SEASON AHEAD LOOKED LESS THAN PROMISING. THAT ALL CHANGED thanks to than enthusiastic, pointing out that they had completed a group of students who decided to the tough summer workouts, only to have bigger, stronstep up and take one for the team. ger players walk onto the team in the fall. “I came out to the first game and “We were frustrated because we had put in the work we kind of got crushed,” says Kam- over the spring, summer, and early on in the school eron Howard, class of 2024. “My year,” says Holden Caraway, class of 2025. “But later on, friends were very down about the we learned to welcome the new guys and accept the fact loss, so we started to gather guys to that they would help us along for the rest of the season. play football.” We all built relationships throughout the season and Two days after watching that first game from the became not just good teammates, but friends.” stands, eight 8th grade boys came to Coach Michael The team finished with a respectable 3–3 record, but Timmer with a single message: “We want to play.” as with all St. Andrew’s sports, the season was as much “It started with one student who said, ‘I’m going to about what happened off the field as on it. help them out and join the team,’” Timmer, coach of “Joining the football team allowed me to play a new the 7th and 8th grade football team, says. “Then another sport with some students that I would have never had student said, ‘If you will, I will, too.’ It was tremendous a chance to interact with on the field,” says Rolen Fanto see these guys step up to support their friends.” ning, class of 2024. “It even opened up new friendships While many of the original 15 players were grateful for me with people I never thought I would get to know for the show of support, there were a few who were less that well.”

“ONE OF THE GOALS OF ST. ANDREW’S MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS IS INCLUSION,” Coach Timmer says. “Yes, we’re teaching them how to play a sport well and preparing them to compete in varsity sports, but it’s not just about wins and losses. We’re also teaching them that it’s not about them as an individual, it’s about working together as a team. These 23 guys really bonded and formed a brotherhood. As a coach, that was something great to see.” 61











CHANDLER ANTHONY ’08 Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Basketball

“Leading the effort to launch a new sport at St. Andrew’s meant figuring out the right steps to take to inf luence people and to make a change to keep up with the times. A multisport Saint, Chandler Anthony helped the ten- Once fast pitch was in place, it taught me about following nis team win the State Championship eight years in through and leading younger talent in order to create a proa row (2002-08) and brought home the tennis Singles gram that would flourish in years to come.” State Championship six times (2003-08). He also has fond memories of Saints baseball, including playing on A talented, hard-working athlete, Thompson won numerous awards as a slow pitch softball player, includthe South State Runner-up team (2007-08). ing team MVP, and was the sole female member of the “High school sports taught me the value of relationships, 2001-02 Saints golf team. She also excelled at soccer, setadversity, and hard work. Wins and losses come and go, ting the Mississippi state record of 43 goals in one seabut relationships last. Adversity is required to fully appre- son and making the All-State team. ciate success. And there’s no substitute for hard work. Today, Thompson lives in Los Angeles, where she “I’m tremendously thankful for my coaches, Coaches works in media and advertising. She and her husband, Schmegel and Buckley for tennis and Coaches Fanning, Justin, were married in March. Mac, Burgess, and Woodall for baseball. Coach Fanning “My husband had never been to Mississippi before, has dedicated more than people will ever know to not so it was exciting for him to come down for the Hall just building a successful high school baseball pro- of Fame awards ceremony. He had the chance to see gram, but to leading and developing student athletes St. Andrew’s, along with a big part of my history.” to become adults with the values of integrity, commitment, and humility.” Anthony graduated from Vanderbilt University. Today, CORKY ELLIOTT ’78 he lives in New York City, where he works in private Baseball, Basketball, Football equity and stays active running and playing an occa Corky Elliott was a member of the Saints State Chamsional round of golf. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the tennis pion baseball team in 1977 and 1978 and was a part of the court someday. My favorite physical activity, though, is Mississippi High School All Star team. In St. Andrew’s batting practice with the alums and the current Saints sports, Elliott found a strong support system of teammates and coaches, as well as what he describes as a baseball team whenever I’m back in town.” “proving ground.” LAUREN COHEN THOMPSON ’02 Slow Pitch Softball, Soccer, Golf, Fast Pitch Softball

“I was a shy kid. Working hard and developing the ability to outrun or out-throw the competition gave me a sense of self-worth. Playing sports taught me a work ethic and discipline, and to have respect for my teammates and our coaches. I’m also grateful that St. Andrew’s had great coaches who were so influential on their players. I think it was unusual to have so many talented, dedicated coaches at what was then a small school.”

Lauren Cohen Thompson was a groundbreaker for the Saints athletic program. Along with her father, she petitioned the school to start a St. Andrew’s fast pitch softball team. The team was formed her senior year, with Thompson as one of the key players. The experience Elliott worked in the insurance industry for many years before beginning a new career as a restaurateur. taught her more than just how to play another sport. 64





Dave Wood Today, his biggest connection to sports is as the owner of the Capitol Grill, a Jackson sports bar. “I’d like to say I exercise, but it’s more accurate to say this business keeps me running seven days a week.”

and a concession stand. The gym was short on dressing rooms and there was no weight room. The baseball field needed new lights, a new press box, a concession stand, and a scoreboard. There were no tennis courts and no track.

“Volleyball was just starting with a net strung between two automobile tires with poles stuck in them,” Wood recalls. “But we did have the only lacrosse team in the state, a co-ed team at that.” Former Head of School Dave Wood deserves much of the credit for building and expanding the athletic facili- Even without the leading-edge athletic facilities the ties on the St. Andrew’s North Campus. school has today, St. Andrew’s brought home State “When I arrived at St. Andrew’s in the summer of Championships in a number of sports and community 1996, it was obvious the trustees had done exactly as support for athletics was high. During Wood’s tenure, they should have in constructing the North Campus by every area that was deemed lacking at the time was putting most of the funding into classroom and admin- addressed. istrative facilities.” Today, Dave and his wife live in Marietta, Georgia, The football/soccer field lacked lights, a press box, but he still follows St. Andrew’s sports. DAVE WOOD Head of School 1996–2005



YOURSELF. M e e t S t . A n d r e w ’ s N e w Tr u s t e e s SARAH ADAMS “It’s fascinating to read about and talk to St. Andrew’s graduates. They are doing incredible things and serving in inspirational ways, whether right here in Mississippi or around the world. The larger picture of how a St. Andrew’s education shapes lifelong learning and the degree of excellence achieved by St. Andrew’s graduates gives us hope for the future.” Sarah Adams retired from a career in corporate banking to spend more time with her children, “or more accurately, to drive our family Uber.” Adams and her husband, John D. ’93, have two Saints, Jack (class of 2025) and Gigi (class of 2027). She is the SAPA chair-elect. Adams once taught English in a Japanese fishing village where the fish out-numbered the human residents. While living there, she earned a black belt in kyudo, the martial art of archery.


“I am a proponent of Episcopal education because I believe it to have a standard of excellence in academics, as well as attention to character development. Episcopal education lifts up independent, critical thinking, matched with compassion.”

The Very Reverend Anne Maxwell is the dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. She and her husband, Bill Hussey, have a 13-year-old son, Sam. Rev. Maxwell enjoys reading, playing with the family dogs, Maggie and Shadow, and travel. She recently crossed “African safari” off of her bucket list and “would go back in a heartbeat to spend more time with elephants.”


“St. Andrew’s is uniquely positioned to make the most of the way education will change over the next several years. The school’s history is one of openness to innovation. It’s not a place stuck on educational traditions that may or may not work in the future.”

Dr. Michael Borne is a surgeon and a partner with Mississippi Retina Associates. He and his wife, Ashley, have a daughter at St. Andrew’s, Bess (class of 2027). An outdoor enthusiast and former mountain climber, Dr. Borne has scaled notable peaks including Mt. Rainer and Mt. Hood, and also enjoys the lower-elevation challenges of a golf course fairway. DR. JOYCE MARION “St. Andrew’s is a special, one-of-a-kind place. I am inspired by my daughter’s experiences at St. Andrew’s and by the wonderful members of the St. Andrew’s community we have encountered on this journey. The more I serve the school, the more I receive in terms of friendships and a sense of purpose, knowing that students from St. Andrew’s will be agents of positive change throughout the world.” Dr. Marion is a licensed clinical psychologist with Marion Counseling Services, LLC. She and her husband, David, have a daughter, Chloe (class of 2026). Dr. Marion also serves as the current SAPA chair.



“I love this school. My experience there shaped my life, and I welcome any opportunity to contribute and try to give back just a part of what St. Andrew’s has given to me and my family.”

Alex Purvis is a partner in the Jackson office of Bradley, a law firm with a national practice. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of Cate (class of 2022) and Jack (class of 2025). The couple enjoy watching their children “chase their dreams” on the St. Andrew’s stage and soccer field. Purvis is also an avid golfer and gardener and is trying his hand at raising chickens.


GWENNETTA TATUM “Luke 12:34 reads ‘For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ I treasure my relationship with God, my husband, and my children. We believe that a St. Andrew’s education and community are some of the best gifts we can give our children. Investment of my time on a board that will assist in molding my children’s futures is well worth it.” Gwen Tatum is an attorney with the Mississippi House of Representatives. She and her husband, Joe, have three daughters, Celeste (class of 2025), Lauren (class of 2025), and Addison (class of 2027). Tatum is a former Annual Fund chair. In her spare time, she writes poetry and shops for antiques.

DR. TAMMY YOUNG “St. Andrew’s has been a beacon of academic excellence for many years. I feel a deep sense of duty to help maintain that level of excellence and I’m happy to devote my time and resources. I am honored to serve on the board and to give back to the community that’s become our second family.” Dr. Tammy Young is an oncologist with Jackson Oncology Associates, PLLC. She and her husband, Tim, are the parents of Caleb ‘20 and Connor (class of 2025). Dr. Young spent six months in Kazakhstan as a college exchange student and a month in Bangladesh studying tropical medicine as a medical school student. She enjoys running and gardening and has never lost her passion for adventure travel.


“I think it’s important for St. Andrew’s to be led by members of the school community who appreciate the value of our school and what it offers our children and our state. At St. Andrew’s, my children have learned compassion, intellectual curiosity, and independent thought. It’s an easy decision to devote my time and talents to such a special place.” Shannon Warnock is the owner, manager, and agent of Strongbox Strategies, LLC. She and her husband, James, have three children, Amelia ’14, Jay ’19, and Eliza (class of 2021). Warnock is a former board chair of the Mississippi State Parole Board, a position that required her to make decisions that “tempered justice with mercy.” She continues to work in offender rehabilitation as a board member of the Mississippi Humanities Council.


THANK YOU f o r a j o b we l l d o n e . St. Andrew’s wishes the following retiring or departing staff and faculty members well after many years of loyal and creative service. These nine dedicated professionals have invested a combined 204 years in St. Andrew’s and its students.

BRIAN CRONIN – 11 YEARS Head Coach, Boys Varsity Basketball


Middle School Art Teacher, Chair of Visual Arts Department, Chair of Fine Arts Department

Favorite St. Andrew’s Memory: I was talking about winning championships and Garrison Wade ’18 asked What I’ll Miss the Most: I’ll miss me if I really believed St. Andrew’s driving up to the North Campus early mornings (I’m often the first car in the parking would ever win a basketball championship. I said, “We lot), looking up to the sky, and thanking God for my job absolutely will,” and Garrison said, “Then I better get to as I walk to my studio classroom. St. Andrew’s hired work to make it happen.” Winning two state championme on a wing and a prayer, with my crazy background ships will be among the most memorable achievements and no knowledge of pedagogy (I had no idea what that in my life, but it was the process of it all that I treasure word meant). St. Andrew’s allowed me to create a late- most. We made history as a basketball program because in-life dream of teaching Middle School art and sup- we strived to do better and better every year. I love cultiported me in that endeavor every single day. That has vating relationships and bringing out the best of things. Now I’ll be using my competitive nature in the business been a true blessing. world, but I’ll always be a coach at heart. JULIA CHADWICK – 39 YEARS JERRY GOODWIN – 23 YEARS

Middle School Teacher, Head of Lower School, Cheerleading Sponsor, Middle School Dean of Students, Head of Upper School

Middle School Art Teacher, Upper School Art Teacher, Sponsor of the St. Andrew’s Chapter of the National Art Honor Society

What I’ll Miss the Most: I will miss the community and watching our students grow and become wonderful, productive citizens. I will miss the faculty. We’ve laughed together, cried together, enjoyed life together, and been there for each other in the good times and the bad. I am one of those lucky people who have loved what I do. I love the students, the faculty, and the parents. Most of all, I have loved trying to help a student find his or her better self. I think that is truly what I was called to do.

What I’ll Miss the Most: I’ll miss the hands-on, working relationship with students as they find their artistic voices. Witnessing the lighting of creativity in an art student, or that sense of excitement in new exposure to art history, is magical. Students will long remember not the grade they received, but the level of caring from the teacher. I will remember not which students scored best, but which students matured in their lives and in their art, and the many kind remarks from 68

“I HAVE A FILE DRAWER LABELED ‘NICE NOTES FROM STUDENTS AND PARENTS’ WHERE I’VE SAVED SWEET DRAWINGS AND NOTES. I have visions of being a little old lady in a wheelchair with a lap blanket in a nursing home one day. I’m going to open those folders and read the notes when I’m lonely and be comforted by all the wonderful memories of my teaching career.” — ANN MARSHALL

parents who expressed appreciation for the part I played in their children’s artistic awakenings.

in the world. What children will remember the most about a class is not the knowledge that was presented, but how the teacher made them feel. They will remember kindness, compassion, and having fun while learning. St. Andrew’s has given me so much more than I’ve given the school. I feel like I’ve been at a birthday party and it’s now time to thank the host and say good-bye.


School Nurse

What I’ll Miss the Most: I’ll miss walking around campus and hearing a little voice calling out, “Nurse ANGIE SMITH – 24 YEARS Jane, I need…” and being able to make someone’s day Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade better with just a Band-Aid. I’ll miss things like a fifthAssistant, Lower School Teacher grade advisory class filling a mason jar with positive notes scribbled on colorful pieces of paper and labeling Favorite St. Andrew’s Memory: the jar “Emergency Encouragement.” I’ll miss having I hold special the precious moments a reserved parking space! And most of all, I’ll miss the when I was able to help students discommunity that is St. Andrew’s, although you never cover that their lives had many moments worth writreally leave that behind. ing about and that they could be someone whose writing changed the world. Once a student began crying TAYLOR KITCHINGS – because he thought he didn’t have anything to write 30 YEARS about. As I sat with him and helped him think back, he Lower School Teacher, revealed that his house had been destroyed by a fire. Upper School English Teacher After he poured his emotions into his writing and reconstructed what happened, we were both crying. I was forFavorite St. Andrew’s Memory: ever changed by the experience, realizing the power I What I will remember best and had to help children believe that they were important miss most about St. Andrew’s is class discussion. It’s and they had important things to say. a single favorite memory that extends over 30 years – students with hands raised as high as they will go, PATRICK TAYLOR ‘93 – so deeply involved with a topic or text that they’re 18 YEARS bursting with what they want to say next. Teaching Director of Public Relations, Director and learning from students in discussion like that has of Public Relations and Grant been the heart of it all for me. I hope to keep my hand Writing, Director of Communications in the game as a tutor next year. It would be too hard and Marketing, Director of Internal to leave St. Andrew’s completely. Communications Favorite St. Andrew’s Memory: My favorite memories are of seeing kids do amazing things. That happened at least weekly. The Cum Laude Society induction ceremonies stand out because the personalities of the inductees are really encouraged to shine. When I think on some of the difficult or tragic times, what I remember most is the way the school really leans in on itself for support. That’s when the community really shows Most Important Lesson Learned at St. Andrew’s: that despite the incomparable academic achievements Never give up on a child. It’s been a joy to watch children and state championship trophies, it’s really all about its who struggled in their early years blossom into out- heart. What will I miss the most? The kids. What will I standing members of society and make a difference not miss at all? Hearing, “Hey, picture dude.” ANN MARSHALL – 33 YEARS

Pre-K Assistant, Kindergarten Teacher, Lower School Teacher, Middle School Teacher, After School Care Teacher, Co-chair of History Department, Kindercamp Teacher, Co-director of Kindercamp



The theme for the St. Andrew’s 2019-20 Annual Fund was LEAD THE WAY, a call to action that became even more appropriate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DESPITE THE economic uncertainty caused by the “The St. Andrew’s community has continued to give pandemic and subsequent shutdown, St. Andrew’s gener- back, not only because our community understands the ous donors led the way in investing in St. Andrew’s future, importance of giving to remaining strong, but also simcontributing a total of $632,000 to the Annual Fund. ply because that’s the kind of generous community we “There’s a current giving trend nationwide of donors are,” says Stephanie Garriga, director of institutional making larger gifts to fewer entities,” says Elizabeth Alley, advancement. “Even in the most difficult and uncertain St. Andrew’s director of annual giving. “This has been of times, the spirit of philanthropy is alive at St. Andrew’s.” true at St. Andrew’s, even during the pandemic. We’re grateful that St. Andrew’s means so much to our donors SAINTS CARE and that they feel confident that a gift to the Annual Fund is a gift that will have a meaningful impact.” St. Andrew’s established Saints Care to help Just as the Annual Fund allows St. Andrew’s to respond St. Andrew’s families impacted by the COVID-19 to opportunities as they arise, it also enables the school pandemic and shutdown. A temporary, restricted to respond quickly in times of crisis. When Mississippi’s fund within the Annual Fund, Saints Care helped shelter-in-place order forced the school’s physical camfamilies affected financially by the pandemic by offsetting educational expenses, including puses to close, the Annual Fund helped St. Andrew’s tuition, books, and technology expenses. lead the way in the transition to virtual learning. Well before COVID-19 made the international news, the “SAINTS CARE ENABLED MANY Annual Fund had already helped provide resources for OF OUR STUDENTS TO CONTINUE WITH St. Andrew’s i2: Inspire and Innovate, including fundTHEIR ST. ANDREW’S EDUCATION,” ing for the i2 labs and pilot classrooms. Thanks to the advanced technological tools and faculty training already says Elizabeth Alley, director of annual giving. in place for i2, St. Andrew’s was able to make the switch “Saints Care matched our community resources with our community needs, and helped to virtual learning quickly and efficiently. many of our Saints stay Saints.” “The Annual Fund has been both a bedrock to build on and a lifeline when we needed to take immediate action,” Alley says. TO MAKE A SECURE, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT, VISIT While the pandemic has prompted some independent schools nationwide to lower their fundraising goals, St. GOSAI NTS .ORG/AN N UALFU N D Andrew’s is optimistic that giving levels will remain stable.

IT MATTERS MOORE THAN EVER — When John and Penny Moore volunteered to chair the 2019-20 Annual Fund, they had no idea it would be a year in which the Annual Fund was more important than ever. • “John and Penny raised money like they knew COVID-19 was coming,” Elizabeth Alley, director of annual giving, says. “They left the school in a strong position for the economic challenges we faced due to the pandemic.” • The Moores give and serve at a leadership level to express their gratitude for all that St. Andrew’s means to their family, including their children, Julia (class of 2025) and Luke (class of 2029). • “St. Andrew’s has given so much to us through a good education, and more importantly, good people and leaders who model character and service to our children,” John says. “We were especially happy to see the school create Saints Care and essentially open the Annual Fund to our families who are experiencing hardship in these challenging times. Our leaders’ efforts should make us all proud to be Saints.” 71



TO THOSE WHO LED THE WAY. St. Andrew’s thanks the donors to the 2019-20 Annual Fund, who generously donated a total of $632,000.

“THE ST. ANDREW’S COMMUNITY HAS CONTINUED TO GIVE BACK, not only because our community understands the importance of giving to remain strong, but also simply because that’s the kind of generous community we are. Even in the most difficult and uncertain of times, the spirit of philanthropy is alive at St. Andrew’s.” STEPHANIE GARRIGA Director of Institutional Advancement



1947 SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL Generous gifts of $1,947 and up

VISIONARIES $10,000 and up Jennifer and Alexander Clark Mr. and Mrs. Jason Stribling Greener Mr. and Mrs. Colby Lane Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Lyle Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae Rachel and Seth Misenar Dr. Lan and Mrs. Whitney Zhou

INNOVATORS $5,000 – 9,999 Ashley and Michael Borne Patty and Jeff Christie Pat and Bob Drinkwater Paige and Peter Fisher Dolly and Wesley Goings Joyce and David Marion Laurie Hearin McRee Janet and Luther Ott Cathey and David Russell Jan and Andrew Townes Kim and Stan Ward

FOUNDERS $1,947 – 4,999 Jane and Brent Alexander Lynn and Leigh Allen Elizabeth and Warwick Alley Eric and Amy Amundson Chris and Theresa Anderson Tina and Richard Aplenc Donna and Jim Barksdale Mrs. and Mrs. Brad Baskin Sara Katherine and Ryan Beckett Kim and Gray Bennett Julia and Rich Brown Tobi and Glen Brown Elizabeth and Greg Buyan Paul and Amy Catherwood Lorna and Tom Chain Erin and Steven Chevalier Tara and Merrida Coxwell William and Kimberly Crowder Yolanda Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Davis Honey East Tam and Nora Etheridge Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Farr II Dr. and Mrs. Lionel B. Fraser, Jr. Bethany and Dan Gaillet Stephanie and Mark Garriga Jim and Susan Haltom Dr. Jimmy and Miranda Hamilton Hank Holman

Ruth and John Holmes Randy and Judy Hutchinson Melissa and Robert Hutchison Lynn and Bob Ireland Dr. Warren and Mrs. Gennie L. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Jones, Jr. Charlene and Jim Keith Ben and Sonja Kerr Karen and Lance Klein Ginger and Judson Kroeze Ellen and Eason Leake Grace and S. Shinn Lee Michelle and Kevin Lewis Robert Lewis and Margaret Prine Dr. Sheila Lindley Maury Fontaine Lutin Barbara and Andrew Mallinson Anne Maxwell Erin and Cody McCain Sara Jane and Jeff McCrary Kendall and Seema McKenzie Paul F.L. McNeill Michael T. McRee Becca and C.J. Meaders Ericka and Romero Midgett Cardy and Kristen Miller Matt and Carter Milner B. Jon and Carol Mitchell Kellye and Wilson Montjoy Trudy and Ed Moody Mr. Willie Moore and Dr. Natasha Hardeman Mr. and Mrs. John D. Moore Risa and Jack Moriarity Frances and Cooper Morrison Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi Dr. Nils and Beatriz Mungan Susan and Jason Murphy Melody and Ronnie Musgrove Lea Ann and Doug Packer Sagar and Monica Patel Carol and George Penick Anne and Alan Perry Dr. Michelle Petro and Mr. David Pharr Kathryn and Steve Post Karen and Joe Powell Mary and Alex Purvis Whitney and Ravi Raju Sybil and Seshadri Raju Sara and Bill Ray Charles Robertson Scott and Marcie Robertson Dr. Rishi A. Roy Kathleen Rushing Mr. and Mrs. Sean C. Schnur Rubina and Sunny Sethi Sandra and Jim Shelson Jennifer and Tom Sheppard Kristy and Noel Simms Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith G. Dale and Verna Smith Jay Sones Karel and Susie Speetjens


Seetha and Asoka Srinivasan Patti and Jerry Sullivan Stephanie and Dean Tanner Emily and Nathan Tarver Gwennetta and Joe Tatum Stephen Thomas Sidnette and Trey Turnage Marcy and Aaron Vick Michael and Barbara Wallace Heather and Trey Ward Shannon and James Warnock Laney and Jason Watkins Holly and Chris Wiggs Jan and John Wofford Tammy and Tim Young

PHILANTHROPISTS $1,250 – 1,946 Sophia and Philip Azordegan Bruce and Teresa Deer Soma and Ujjwal Dhar Rivers Fike Glenn and Maureen Griffin Molly and Adam Griffin Robert and Danielle Ireland Jay Jenkins Gwen McKee Frances Jean and Walter Neely Drs. J. Preston and Dominika Parry Kristi and Hans Pettit Beth Merchent and Steve Quiriconi Carolyn and Chris Ray Rita and Steven Redd Linda and Jack Rodriguez Bethany and Lucien Smith A. Valkyrie

BENEFACTORS $750 – 1,249 Anonymous (3) Sarah and John D. Adams, Jr. Tim and Mary Al Alford Ivy and Frank Alley Hailey and Jack Allin Mr. and Mrs. John H. Almond James and Brenda Bennett Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bensler Justin and Mary Catherine Blackwell Louis and Jenea Britton Kathy and John Brombacher Steve and Heather Bryan Virginia and Minor Buchanan Avery Burrell Julia Chadwick Elizabeth Wise Copeland Frances and Justin Croft Lea and Jim Crongeyer Brian and Kristy Cronin Mandy and Richard Davis


Dan Davis Dottie and Joe Donaldson Ouida and Wayne Drinkwater Tara Ellis Robert and Bethany Farr Blakely and Ron Fender Mandy and Bryan Fowler Michael, Sylvia, and Danny Galaty Sandra and John Giddens Cris Glick and Eddie Guillot Mona and Kris Graham Kim and Rodney Grogan Robin and Barry Hall The Han Family Bob and Janie Hendrix Annette and James Hitt David and Missy Hoster Priscilla and Jason Jolly Hyun Jung and Eunai Kim Cliff and Billie Jo Kent Hite and Judy Lane Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Luckett, Sr. Vikas and Deepika Majithia Ben and Jenny McCaffery Ron and Diana McCall Hazel and Danny McCaughan Elizabeth and Blake Mitchell September Moore Tunji and Dupe Oluwatade Beth and Steve Orlansky Kim and Mickey Paduda Chico and Arti Patel Miriam and Marc Perez-Venero Drs. Josh and Jana Phillips Emily and Jay Philpott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Powell Mrs. Mitchell Pearl Purdy John and Gayla Purvis Denzil and Audrey Robertson Judy and Bud Robinson Stephanie and Chris Scott Woody and Holly Sistrunk Ken and Suzanne Sones St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association Aileen and David Thomas Lisa and Bill Thompson Lanita Vernon-Campbell Gillian and Jonathan Viola Molly and Robert Walker Judith and John Waskom Hazel and Clarence Weatherspoon Toya and Lardarius Webb Charles A. Weeks Alanna and Rico Wright Shanda Yates and Yancy Burns

PATRONS $250 – 749 Anonymous (5) Mary Clift and Jerry Abdalla Salma and Ahmad Abdo Kayla and Trey Abraham

Elizabeth and Tim Abston Dr. Akif Khawaja and Mrs. Nabila Akif Drs. Imad and Risa Webb Aleithawe Ms. Rachel Wood Allen Deborah W. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Christian A. Allenburger III Betty and John Allin Dr. and Mrs. Vinod Anand Drs. Suwarna Anand and Anand Prem Lynn April Casey and Angel Bacon Dr. Zachary and Laurie Baldwin Jonathan and Leigh Barrett Rav and Sonia Bedi Charletta Bennett Patrick and Lacey Bergin Claudia and Rajesh Bhagat Abhay and Nina Bhatt Mr. B.V. Bishop and Dr. Carrine Bishop D. Carl Black, Jr. Jeffery Blackwood Angela and Dewey Boles Donna and Greg Boling Si M. Bondurant Cordelia and Tom Boone Barber and Elizabeth Boone Mr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Booth Dr. and Mrs. Brian B. Borg Polly and Bo Bourne Betsy Bradley and Robert Langford Ann Brock Carolyn and Lus Brown Jennie Brown Anna and Phil Burnett Gerry and Sandy Buyan Drs. Arthur and Mel Calimaran Stephanie and Robbie Carr Pegah and Jonathan Carroll Lisa and Jeff Carron Rayford and Tangela Chambers Al and Adelaide Cherry Mr. and Mrs. Brad Chism William Chism Class of 1999 Whitney and Travis Clayton Dr. Richard Cochran and Dr. Karyn Kunzelman Dr. Julie Schumacher-Coffey Shari and Joe Cook Dr. and Mrs. Tom Cooper Adam and Karmen Crawford Kevin Croft Heather and Pierre de Delva Jessica and Scott Delaney Inglish and Matt DeVoss Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Dodd Barbara Dotson Pamela Downer William D. Drinkwater Augustine and Sheba Dzathor Alissa and Clay Elliott Tanya and Paul Ellis Jennifer and Derek Emerson June and S.R. Evans 74

Suzy and Todd Everett Rev. Tom Faile and Rev. Meg Witmer-Faile Patti and Mark Fanning Lisa and Pat Farley Mr. and Mrs. William E. Fender Dennis and Karen Ferra Sandra and Jose Flores Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Fougerousse Anna and Andy Frame Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fraser, Sr. Katie Greene Gallivan Cynthia M. Garner Charles and Laura Goldberg Drs. Romeo and Gloria Gomez Emily Allenburger Gordon Heath Gordon Jim and Kay Green Judy and Joe Hagood Lester and Ellen Hailey Leslie and James Hambrick Eileen and Ramin Hamidi Mrs. William Harkless, Jr. Dorothy and John Hawkins Kaytie and Drew Hayslett Steve and Melinda Hendrix Stan and Becky Herren Brian and Ashley Herrington Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Higginbotham Leslie and Danny Hillhouse Ruthie Hollis Juebin and Wenjie Huang Thomas and Phylandria Hudson Dawn and Fred Hunter Robert and Danielle Ireland Richard and Jennifer James Ricky and Megan James Andrea and Will Janoush Amber Johnson Elta and Jim Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. Jolly Barbara and Jonathan Jones Leland H. Jones IV Gerald Joyner Marty and Matt Kelly James Blake Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Yong W. Kim Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kime Hannah and Burney King Ashley and Joseph King Beth and Taylor Kitchings Lance and Karen Klein Dr. David and Joan Koltz Francis and Jennifer Langford Martha Fontaine LaValla Raina and Reggie Lee Vicki and Bill Leech Tiffany and Stephen Leschak Shannon Lewis Don and Beverly Litchfield Debbie and Randy Lominick Jackie and Jay Losset James and Susan Lowery Jim Lowery


The Luckett-Burks Dr. and Mrs. Monte Luehlfing Ojus and Jane Malphurs The Maposa Family Kate Margolis-Fisher and Thomas Fisher Mary Marquardt Lauren and Edgar Marshall Attorneys Deshun and Vaterria Martin Gerald and Susan McCaffery Drs. Gerald and Shawn McKinney Kate and Andrew McMillin Drew and David McWhorter Will and Cassie Mendrop Judy and Carl Menist Mid-South Housing Foundation Dr. Rush and Kathy Miller Ann and Don Mitchell Misty and Clark Monroe Moore Family Melanie and Richard Morgan Dale and Bruce Morine Rob and Jennifer Morrison Hollidae Morrison Lynda and Gene Morse Marilyn and David Moser Lee Moss Luther and Ginnie Munford Darrell Murray Buff Neill Katie and Jeremy Nelson June and Bronson Newburger Dee and Larry Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Mark Noel Gee and Holly Ogletree Amanda and Craig Ogeron Melinda Owens and Rolando Roman Mary Paduda Ronica Palato Babu and Anita Patlolla Donna and Stan Patrick Catherine Patterson Jordan and Jim Perry Jennifer Patterson Peters Beth Peterson Justin and Anna Peterson C. Allen and Kelli Phillips J.R. and Lauren Poe Robyn and Greg Pollack Marcia and Chuck Poole Stephanie and Jason Poulson Bill and Melody Prisock Dr. Michelle A. Purdy Bobby and Maria Rappai Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rawls Tammy and Gary Ray Sujith and Mona Reddy Wells P. Richards Holli and Dan Roach Ellen and Ben Robertson Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Robertson JeMario Rugley Matt and Amanda Runnels

Jay and Brandi Ryker Dr. Charles and Mrs. Julia Sanders Rebekah McKeown Sanders Katherine and John Scanlon Linda and John Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Rudi Schnur Dr. Julie Schumacher-Coffey Jeff Seabold Nazila Selk-Ghafari and Ali Fatemi Christine and Will Selman Dr. and Mrs. Satnam L. Sethi Neeraj and Reetu Sharma Kyle Wallace Siegel Gail and Dale Sisulak Crystal and Will Skelton Ellen and Tom Smith Gloria Franks Smith Colleen and Richard Smith Klara and Phil Smith Byron Speed Emmi and David Sprayberry Arjun Srinivasan Daryl and Sherita Starling Jerusha and David Stephens Adam and Lisa Stone William W. Stover Wes and Kim Stover Stacey Strain Libby and Billy Sutherland Demetrice and Brad Swinney Dr. Nazmul Talukdar and Dr. Nahid Islam G. Javier Tanaka Mary and Chico Taylor Philip and Debra Dorr Thomas Helene Thompson Neel and Sajani Tipnis Przemyslaw Tokarski Robyn Touchstone Vanessa Trammell Anne and Chris Travis Margie and Chad Van Meter Mary Tom Vance Matthew and Lauren VanLandingham Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Vann Anna and Bill Wadlington Melanie and Warner Wadlington Constance and Carroll Walker Gloria Walker Tim and Amy Waycaster Drs. Roland and Lydia Weisser Katherine, Ralph, Katherine, Ashley, Olivia, and Eleanor Wells Felicia and Kenneth Wheatley Mr. and Mrs. Aven Whittington III Michelle and Scott Williams Dr. and Mrs. Michael Winkelmann Dorothy and Trey Wofford Dr. Rosemarie H. Word Shie and Richard Wright Drs. Licy Yanes and Damian Romero Young Yu and Suyon Rhee Wu Zhou and Hong Zhu 75

SUPPORTERS $5-249 Anonymous (7) John and Barbara Adams Bess Aiken Meg Akylbekova and Tigran Shabbazyan Joan Allaben Major General and Mrs. Jerrold P. Allen Megan and Matt Allen Jim and Suzanne Almas Emily Almas Carolyn and Mabry Anderson John Applegate Dr. Carmen April-Washington and Mr. Lionel Washington Niya and David Archie Mr. and Mrs. Brett A. Ashy Serdar Astarlioglu and Mine Ucak-Astarlioglu Daniel Ball Kresty Banck JosĂŠ and Kem Barrera Susan Margaret Barrett and Scott Albert Johnson Davinder and Payal Bedi Mr. and Mrs. Sativinder Bedi Paula and Duvier Giraldo Jamond Bennett Michael and Sarah Bentley Jean and Tony Bertas Catherine Bishop Charles Bishop Kerri and Jordan Black Katie and Will Black Kendall T. Blake Robin and Chris Bond Maggie Bonds Lisa Boone Noel and Joseph Boone Helen Boone Jennifer and Walter Boone Lois L. Booth Janie and Mark Bowen Mrs. Bondee H. Bower Mrs. Martha Love Bradley David and Junko Bramlett Julie Braswell Mark Breland Courtney and Gowon Brisby Brittany and Jaysson Brooks Lauren R. Brown Tiffani Brown Sara G. Brumley Lee Anne and Chase Bryan Jordan and Chase Bryan Morgan and Ben Bryant Jill and Paul Buckley Maya and David Buford Heather and Bart Bullock Connie and Jim Burke


Mr. and Mrs. Dick Burney Melanie and Jamey Burrow Robert Bush Charlie and Sharon Busler Shelia and Alvin Byrd Lisa and David Caddle Sally Caffery Hazel and Larry Calhoun Amanda and Kevin Camp Courtney Carr Wayne and Bette Carroll Leslie Martin Carter Drs. Drew and Melissa Cefalu Helen Cefalu Katherine and Price Chadwick Ravi and Agata Chandran Karri and Joe Chaney Salem Chism Mr. John Christian and Mrs. Priti Patel Mr. and Mrs. Wendel J. Chudy IV Bob and Jeanie Chunn Pier Paulo Claudio and Candace Howard-Claudio Carrie Colbert Charlene Cole Leigh Anne and Bobby Coleman Benjamin A. Collins Rebecca and Deaver Collins Gena Collins Latasha and Shawn Collins Mr. and Mrs. John A. Conway, Jr. Rhonda C. Cooper Pom and Ted Cooperstein Emily and Mike Corkern Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Cox Allison and Trey Cox Marcia and Leigh Craddock O.J. Craft and Tonya Hays Dannie and Boyce Craig Julia and Dennis Cranford Jessi and Scott Crawford Cissy Croft Lisa and DeWayne Cupples Nadar and Lilly Dabit Gary and Marcia Daigle Pam and Dick David Lynn and Gene Davis Taylor and Wes Davis Kent and Charles Davis Mauri Davis Erin Dehon and Lisa Wigington Christi and Jim DeLaughter Valerie Dembny Jemeria Demerritt Meaghan and Derek Denney Rebecca Dennis Debbie and John Dillard Mr. and Mrs. Barry Dillard Betsy and Kane Ditto Laura and Joe Dixon Hannah Doggett Sara and Nathan Douglas Marc and Jennifer Dowdell Laura and Colin Dunnigan David Dunnigan Kate Jacobson Dutro

Jack M. Dykhuizen Shea and Ed Egger Jonathan Eiland Alex and Vicki Elkins Annie and Gates Elliott Ann Ellis Ike and Aja Eriator Jane Everly Jessica and Cody Farris Elizabeth Fike Henry and Limmie Flowers James C. Foley Jay and Mary Ann Fontaine Rhonda and Dexter Ford Karla and Andre Foster Jamie Fougerousse Mr. and Mrs. William A. Franklin Chelsea and Kevin Freeman Adam and Corey Friedman Ruth K. Frost Cindy and Chris Funkhouser Oliver Galicki Paula and Duvier Giraldo Joshua Stuart Gleason Steve and Mary Gleason Megan and Nathan Glenn Jessica and Perry Goldsbury Jerry and Henry Goodwin Fannie H. Gordon Jatinder and Muskkan Gosain Greg Graeber Jan Graeber Kenny Graeber Beth and Collier Graham Helen Green Jane and Bill Griffin Hendaya and Sean Haggerty Hannah Halford Kim and Jim Halford Lucy and Pete Halverson Laurin and Kevin Hamilton Pamela L. Hancock Christi and David Hardy Mary Beth and Creighton Hardy Jennifer and Kenneth Hardy Jane and DeMatt Harkins Toni and Andrew Harris Cyndie and Bill Harrison Jessica and Chris Hartfield Reuben Harvey and Stacy Coulter Jerri and Lucian Harvey Katie and Barrett Hathcock Carley Hawkins Dr. and Mrs. Keith Hellems Leah and Tal Hendrix Brent Hendrixson and Kristina Rehm Mike and Jody Herm Jane Hildebrand Joseph and Nancy Hill Elbert and Claire Hilliard Mrs. Sondra S. Holman Tamara and Ian Hoppe Mindy and Craig Hoppe Gail Horhn Francois Houde Dalton Howard and Alan Mouton 76

Ashley and Tripp Hullender Russ and Pat Ingersoll Cyndi Irons Wytasha and David Jackson Richard and Jennifer James Lori and Edward Jaubert Kim Jenkins Mary Grace Jimenez Walter Johnson, Sr. Judith J. Johnson Shirley and Larry Johnson Albert D. Johnson Ben Johnson Rome Johnson Emily Jones Chi’Levin Jones Shelina and Lemuel Jones Jane Sims Jones Mr. and Mrs. Edley H. Jones Toni and Levin Jones Sara Nell Jordan Jaqueline Jordan Isabel and David Joseph Dean Julius Lara and Chris Kees Carla and Andy Kelly Leslie and Warren Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kientz III Judy Klein Kathy Harrell Knight Meredith Kochtitzky Felicitas and George Koller Katelyn Kyser Mr. and Mrs. E. Jay Lacoste Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lacoste Giancarlo Ladaga and Christine Bischoff Kristan and Kirk LaFon Cherry Lambert Louise and Luke Lampton Nancy Landrum-Jacks Katy and John Lanford Dr. and Mrs. Berkley Latimer Susan and Ed Lawler Mary Leo Caroline and Brad Lieb Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Lightsey Valerie Linn Ann and Bill Lisk Michael Livingston Blythe and Tim Lollar Kim and Darryl Longabaugh Raymond Loucks Drs. Clarence and Ivy Lovelady Toby Lowe Dr. Jun Lu and Mrs. Zihong Cui Xiao Luo and Rita Sun Matthew Luter Charles Lyle Allen Lyle Juan Macias and Dianne Beard-Macias Mr. and Mrs. David M. Maggio Amanda and Justin Maggio Martha Magnuson Brooks and Darin Maier Richard and Carol Maier Jamie and Kristen Mallinson


Petru and Hollie Marjanovic Elizabeth and David Maron Michelle Marquardt and Rob Taylor Ann Marshall Trish Martin Gloria and Jim Martin Char and Jim Martin David and Diane Martin Magdeline and Larry Martin Larry and Honey May Dr. Robert McAdory and Pamela Pope Mary and Will McArthur Suzanne McAtee Cindy and Bill McCain Frances McCain David and Traci McCain Bryant and Margaret McCrary Casaundra McCullough Karla McCullough Ray McDaniel Boty McDonald Yolanda and William McElroy Ray McFarland Hoyt and Melinda McGrath Nathan and Lesley McHardy Brent McKay Lanny and Nancy McKay Betsy and Shawn McKee Barbara N. McLaughlin Tamina and Jeff McMillan Lauren McMillin Monique and Horace McMillon Pat and Susan McNease Laney McNeer Katie and David McRae Lauren and Marks McWhorter Dr. Victor and Rev. Sharonda Medina Taylor and Tye Menist Laura Miller and Danny Marks Mary Carol and Jimmy Miller Harlon and Ellie Mills Ann T. Minton Bob and Jeanine Misenar Julia L. Mitchell Dr. and Mrs. Norman Moore Sallie Moseley Matthew Mosley Eswara and Deepthi Mundra Delinda Murray Susannah and Leif Mylroie Andrew and Nikki Neely Mrs. Vivian Newell Rachel and J.T. Newman Ann Niolet Marsh and Yi Nippes Baylor Obert Dr. and Mrs. Doug Odom Mike and Emilie Odom Mr. and Mrs. Julien Chase Ogden Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Orgeron Hannah and Abram Orlansky Leticia Otchere-Darko Cecelia and Cisco Oyola Drs. Mallikarjuna and Padmaja Pabbidi Susan and John Pace

Ann Pace Tom and Gayle Papa Lampros Papadimitriou and Dimitra Kefalogianni Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. Parker, Jr. Jaimin and Minal Patel Amit and Vicki Patel Emily and Sean Patin William Patrick V.A. Patterson Dr. Randy Patterson Carolyn and Leonard Paulding Lynne B. Payne Christi and Patrick Payton Phoebe and Rob Pearigen Kathy Pearson Holly and Alan Peeples Grace Pei Mr. and Mrs. James A. Philpott, Jr. Charles Pickett Laura and Alan Polk Gayle and Jim Poole Lauren Powell Jennifer Pucheu and Coy Gauthier George and Jann Puckett Katy Morgan and Graham Pulvere Wanda and Chris Purser Gerald Ragsdale and Heather Higgins Mary Rawson Kathy and Joe Ray Jordan Red Rob Rennie Allyn Resch Patsy Ricks Thomas Riesenberger Nancy Rivas Liz Robertson Nicole Robinson Shadow Robinson Tywonda Robinson Manohar Roda and Jasvinder Kaur Rodriguez Lares Family Donna Rowledge Julie Rust Jennifer and Parker Sartain Wesley Saylor Carlene M. Scanlon Charles and Norma Scott Mr. and Mrs. John S. Seabold Ann and Ben Seale Anna and David Selby Lynn and Bill Selman Melanie Sewell Scott Sexton Steve and Jessica Shafer Rosemary and Hugh Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Dale Shepherd Laine and David Sheppard Jharick Shields Allison and Will Simpson Ravinder Singh and Sonia Kaur Paramjett Singh and Kuldeep Kaur Jess and Stephen Singleton Bill and Sophie Sustrunk Gregory and Magdalena Slusarczyk Kim and Jerriot Smash 77

Erica Jane Smith Mr. and Mrs. Austin Smith Geneva Smith Jessie M. Smith D’Ann and Bill Somerall Rob and Navneet Sood Leslie and Sharon Southwick Catherine Southwick Sarah Spann Stewart Speed Frankie and Francis Springer Betty Springer Tiffany Stamps and Katrina Walker Tanoa Stamps Devea and Benny Stewart Shannaka Stewart Joanna Storey Mr. and Mrs. William B. Strange IV Drs. James Strickland and Denise Thornberry Kathleen Conner Strickland and Jim Strickland Pat and Duff Sudduth Stacy Sullivan John Sullivan Jim and Ward Sumner Michelle and Allen Taheri Dr. Harpeet Talwar Ruth B. Tant Jackie Tatum Margaret Taylor Ruthie and Josh Taylor Laura and Patrick Taylor Crystal and Trey Taylor Kathy and John Taylor Dave and Nancy Teal Ethel Tew Chantal Thomas John E. Thomas, IV Alvin and Tamisha Thomas Wendy and Carter Thompson Lauren Cohen Thompson Nnamdi and Tina Thompson Michael Timmer Tomeka Tobias Louis and Tommie Tolar Meriwether and Chris Truckner Katie and Trey Tucker Terri Turner Patsy and Dick Turner Paul and Wilma VanLandingham Judy and Doug Varney Mohammad Vasighi-Ansarifar and Lillian Lee John C. Vaughey Kathryn R. Vial Anne Taite Vogeleer Dorsey and John Wade Libby Walden Sarah and Tim Walker Crissie and Tom Walker Elizabeth Morrison Warren Lee Waterhouse Jennifer Welch Dr. Lauren Wells Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wells


Mr. and Mrs. Steve Whatley Megan Whitacre Christy and Ben White Daniel and Blair White Caroline and Andy White Harriet Whitehouse Jerry and Sue Whitt John and Elisabeth Wiener Leigh Ann and Guy Wilkins Richard C. Williams, Jr. Bridget Williams Jeff Willis Phillip and Jennifer Wills Carolyn and Price Wilmesherr Dawn and Mark Wilson Darrell Wilson Mark Wilson and Karen Livingston-Wilson Gwen and Michael Windham Alabel M. Wiser Taylor Wofford Britney Wolfe Margie and David Wood Hannah Woodward Candy Woolverton Melissa and Jason Word Kathy and Thad Wright Dr. and Mrs. Kent Wyatt Ben Wynne Jennifer and David Yates Mr. and Mrs. James E. Young Shuja and Huma Yousuf Guo Zhou

In honor of Brett Ashy and Susanna Ashy Isabel and David Joseph In honor of Madeleine Bader Magdeline and Larry Martin In honor of H.C. “Buster” Bailey Mid-South Housing Foundation

In honor of Gail Buzhardt Dr. and Mrs. Berkley Latimer In honor of Caron C. Byrd Rhonda C. Cooper

In honor of Jasmine R. Bennett and Scott L. Bennett Charles and Norma Scott

In honor of Miriam and Herren Camp Stan and Becky Herren

In honor of Ella and Jay Bennett James and Brenda Bennett

In honor of Holden Caraway Jane Sims Jones

In honor of Rabb and Lewis Bentley Dr. Lauren Wells

In honor of Valerie Elliott, Corkey Elliott, and Cara Carr Kathleen Rushing

In honor of Anne Ross Berry Gloria Franks Smith In honor of Anderson Bertas Dr. and Mrs. Tom Cooper In honor of Anna Powell and Harper Black Gee and Holly Ogletree In honor of Caitlyn Blackwell and Caroline Blackwell Tom and Gayle Papa In honor of Lorelei Bonds Maggie Bonds

MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS AllianceBernstein, LP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Shell Oil Company Foundation/ HERO Program The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Entergy Fidelity Investments Regions Financial Corporation

In honor of Henry Buyan and Charlie Buyan Gerry and Sandy Buyan

In honor of Sophia and Noah Carroll Drs. Jonathan and Pegah Carroll Wayne and Bette Carroll In honor of Ella Scott Cefalu Helen Cefalu In honor of Julia Chadwick John and Barbara Adams Chase and Lee Anne Bryan Drew and David McWhorter Taylor and Tye Menist Andrew and Nikki Neely Mr. and Mrs. William B. Strange IV Jan and John Wofford

In honor of Jacob and Ford Boone Helen Boone

In honor of Morgan and Lauryn Chambers Rayford and Tangela Chambers

In honor of Emerson Boone Helen Boone

In honor of Joe Cochran and Kate Cochran Joan Allaben

In honor of Sam Wade and Fletcher Booth Lois L. Booth

In honor of Madison Cox Fannie H. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Cox

In honor of Bess Borne Jim and Kay Green Kathy Pearson

In honor of Nina Craddock and Ari Craddock Marcia and Leigh Craddock

HONORARIUMS In honor of Grant and Cate Abston Mr. and Mrs. Edley H. Jones

In honor of Emerson Bower Mrs. Bondee H. Bower

In honor of Conway R. Craig and William Craig Dannie and Boyce Craig

In honor of Maya Adams Geneva Smith

In honor of Scott Braswell Julie Braswell

In honor of Sidney Allen and Rachel Allen Deborah W. Allen

In honor of Iain Brumley and Isabella Brumley Sara G. Brumley

In honor of Susan Gear Deason Dorsey and John Wade

In honor of Maury and Sarah Allin Betty and John Allin

In honor of Teddy Bryant Don and Beverly Litchfield

In honor of Meritt and Karcher DeVoss Kent and Charles Davis

In honor of Emily and Charlotte Armour Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rawls

In honor of Madisyn and London Bryant Yolanda Daniel

In honor of Emma Grace Dillard Mr. and Mrs. Barry Dillard


In honor of Brielle Dahl Gerald Joyner


In honor of Missy Donaldson Dottie and Joe Donaldson In honor of Colin Dunnigan Russ and Pat Ingersoll In honor of Alix Ebner Gloria Franks Smith In honor of Beckman Ellis Ann Ellis In honor of Rolen Fanning Ann and Bill Lisk In honor of Kingston Patrick Flowers-Billups Henry and Limmie Flowers In honor of Ellen Ford Wes and Kim Stover Shanda Yates and Yancy Burns In honor of Lilly and Charlie Garner Cynthia M. Garner

In honor of Caleigh Mason and Carrigan Henderson Dr. Carmen April-Washington and Mr. Lionel Washington In honor of The Tal and Leah Hendrix Family Tim and Mary Al Alford In honor of Anna Jordan Hendrix and Tanner Hendrix Bob and Janie Hendrix In honor of Anna Jordan Hendrix Gloria Franks Smith In honor of Cobb, Ann Mabry, and Mary Tait Hendrix Steve and Melinda Hendrix In honor of Vivian Holman Mrs. Sondra S. Holman In honor of Eva Rose Houde Francois Houde

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Garriga Kathleen Conner Strickland and Jim Strickland

In honor of Robert Farr IV Dennis and Karen Ferra

In honor of Stephanie Garriga Valerie Linn

In honor of Aiden Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Dale Shepherd

In honor of Miller Glenn George and Jann Puckett

In honor of Henry James and Catherine James Richard and Jennifer James Rosemary and Hugh Shaw

In honor of Charlotte Graves Mary Carol and Jimmy Miller In honor of Cole Green Helen Green In honor of Ferriday Rose Green Helen Green

In honor of Anna Jaubert Cherry Lambert In honor of Jamie Lee Jenkins Ruth B. Tant

In honor of Will Green Helen Green

In honor of Charlie, Benjamin, and Lily Margaret Johnson Albert D. Johnson

In honor of Sarah Beth Greener and Thomas Greener Rev. Tom Faile and Rev. Meg Witmer-Faile

In honor of Stella MacLaine Jolly and Eva Gray Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. Jolly

In honor of Jane Griffin Dr. Randy Patterson In honor of Adam Vincent Griffin, Jr. Glenn and Maureen Griffin In honor of Jennifer Gunn Carolyn and Lus Brown In honor of Jack, Henry, and Miles Hawkins Lynn and Leigh Allen

In honor of Burney and Hannah King Drew and David McWhorter Kathryn and Steve Post In honor of Burney King Kristi and Hans Pettit In honor of Taylor Kitchings Dr. Randy Patterson Jan and John Wofford In honor of Bella Klein Judy Klein In honor of Katherine Kronzer Mary Rawson In honor of Rush Lacoste Mr. and Mrs. E. Jay Lacoste In honor of William Bradley Langford Mrs. Martha Love Bradley In honor of Maya, Kira, and M.J. LeFlore Mrs. Vivian Newell In honor of Garvan Leo Mary Leo In honor of Caroline Lowery James and Susan Lowery In honor of Blake P. Luehlfing Dr. and Mrs. Monte Luehlfing In honor of Roman Maggio Mr. and Mrs. David M. Maggio In honor of Darin M. Maier Avery Burrell In honor of Brooks Maier Richard and Carol Maier Mary Tom Vance In honor of Alice H. Margolis Kate and Thomas Fisher In honor of Chloe Marion Gail Horhn

In honor of Carla Kelly Kathryn and Steve Post

In honor of Jackson and Mila Marjanovic Sara Nell Jordan

In honor of Marty Kelly Annette and James Hitt Lee Waterhouse

In honor of Ann Marshall Jan and John Wofford

In honor of Olivia Grace Kent Donna Rowledge In honor of The Kerr Family J.R. and Lauren Poe


In honor of Harrison Martin David and Diane Martin In honor of Thomas McCaffery and William McCaffery Gerald and Susan McCaffery


In honor of Christopher and Lucy McCain Frances McCain Ethel Tew In honor of Abby, Ashley, and Amelia McCaughan Drs. Romeo and Gloria Gomez In honor of Lissa, Jane, and Kate McCrary Bryant and Margaret McCrary Sara Jane and Jeff McCrary In honor of Matthew McCullough Casaundra McCullough In honor of Lottie McHardy Louis and Tommie Tolar In honor of Tinsley McLaughlin and Tatum McLaughlin Barbara N. McLaughlin

In honor of Mack, Georgia, and Elis Paduda Mary Paduda

In honor of Brent Smith, Chad Smith, and Graham Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith

In honor of Julia Lynn Parker Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. Parker, Jr.

In honor of Lizzy Springer Betty Springer

In honor of Donna Patrick Carolyn and Lus Brown James Blake Kelly Judy and Carl Menist

In honor of Margaret Taylor Kathryn and Steve Post

In honor of George and Carol Penick Meredith Kochtitzky In honor of Miles and Libby Perry Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kime In honor of Rhodes and Elle Pharr Ruth K. Frost In honor of Eloise and Edie Phillips Kathy and Thad Wright

In honor of Patrick and May Taylor Mary and Chico Taylor In honor of May Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Austin Smith In honor of Henry Teal Dave and Nancy Teal In honor of Camden Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Dale Shepherd In honor of Meriwether Wofford Truckner Jan and John Wofford

In honor of Madeleine, Henry, and William McRae Ron and Diana McCall

In honor of the Pre-K4 Team Wanda and Chris Purser

In honor of Michael T. McRee Eddie Guillot

In honor of Michelle Purdy Charles A. Weeks

In honor of Annie and Wesley Walker Ann and Don Mitchell Constance and Carroll Walker

In honor of Marks McWhorter Kathryn and Steve Post

In honor of Win Rawson Mary Rawson

In honor of Lindsey and Ryan Ward Dale and Bruce Morine

In honor of Xenia Minton Ann T. Minton

In honor of John Ray and Henry Ray Carolyn and Chris Ray

In honor of Hazel, Jude, and Shepherd Misenar Charlie and Sharon Busler

In honor of Dickson Ray and Miley Ray Tammy and Gary Ray

In honor of Haley Ward, Emma Ward, and Sadie Ward D’Ann and Bill Somerall

In honor of Anne, Christine, and Hayden Moody Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Higginbotham In honor of Max and Conner Moore Dr. and Mrs. Norman Moore In honor of Nathaniel Morgan Lynne B. Payne In honor of Frances and Cooper Morrison Caroline and Andy White In honor of Kate Morrison G. Dale and Verna Smith In honor of Mitch Myers Charles Lyle

In honor of Nate and Cece Robertson Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Robertson In honor of Sophia and Sean Sabin Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Jones, Jr. In honor of Sebi Schnur Mr. and Mrs. Rudi Schnur In honor of Patti Braswell Schwefler Julie Braswell In honor of Windsor Seabold Bess Aiken In honor of Claire Selman and Winn Selman Al and Adelaide Cherry In honor of Alessaundra B. Sewell Melanie Sewell

In honor of Kyle Odom, Chris Odom, Gy Odom, Joey Odom, and Douglas Odom Dr. and Mrs. Doug Odom

In honor of Isabella Smash Casaundra McCullough

In honor of Natalie Orgeron Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Orgeron

In honor of Angie Smith Melanie and Jamey Burrow 80

In honor of John Mychal Warren Dawn and Fred Hunter Gloria Franks Smith Jackie Tatum In honor of Jan Wofford Frances Jean and Walter Neely In honor of Anne Elise, Harvin, and Arthur Wood Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wells In honor of David E. Wood Frances Jean and Walter Neely In honor of Justin and Madison Word Dr. Rosemarie H. Word In honor of Madeleine Wylie Dr. Rush and Kathy Miller In honor of Caleb and Connor Young Randy and Judy Hutchinson Mr. and Mrs. James E. Young In honor of Rachel, Leilani, and Landen Zhou Dr. Lan and Mrs. Whitney Zhou


MEMORIALS In memory of Dr. Murphy Adkins Louise and Luke Lampton In memory of Christian Alexander Allenburger IV David and Missy Hoster In memory of Ann Kelly Allin Jan and John Wofford In memory of Ann Kelly Allin Louise and Luke Lampton In memory of Ruth Black Jan and John Wofford In memory of Craig D. Bluntson Paul and Amy Catherwood Mr. and Mrs. William A. Franklin

In memory of Tunis Koller Jan and John Wofford

1968 Rob Farr *

In memory of Mike Marquardt Michelle Marquardt and Rob Taylor

1969 Jay Fontaine

In memory of Shelia McCullouch Holly and Alan Peeples

1970 Jerry Scott Goodwin

In memory of James and Johnnie McMullin Lee Moss

1973 Eddie Guillot

In memory of Dr. Richard C. Miller Dr. and Mrs. Keith Hellems In memory of Betty Mitchell Jerry and Henry Goodwin Charles A. Weeks In memory of Karleen C. Neill, M.D. Buff Neill In memory of Dr. Bharti R. Patel Dr. Rishi A. Roy

1974 – 21% Highest Percentage of Participation Vaughan McRae * Sallie Roper Moseley Katherine Rone Wells 1975 – 3% Susan McEuen Lawler

In memory of Melissa Wilson Bondurant Si M. Bondurant

In memory of Cheryl Hopper Payne Matt and Carter Milner

1976 – 13% Robert Bush Carl Menist Frances Rone Morrison *

In memory of John M. Bower Class of ’79 Mrs. Bondee H. Bower

In memory of Wayne Rone, M.D. Katherine, Ralph, Katherine, Ashley, Olivia, and Eleanor Wells

1977 – 7% Anne Bower Travis Judy Russell Varney

In memory of Johnny Bower, Brian Burns, and Kirk Stong Anonymous Stephanie and Chris Scott Laine and David Sheppard Judy and Doug Varney

In memory of Sheila Sundaram Emily Almas

1978 – 7% Hannah Kitchings King Beth Wilson Peterson Dan Roach

In Memory of the Class of ’87 Classmates Who Have Gone Before Us Leslie Martin Carter

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Wise Elbert and Claire Hilliard

In memory of Scott Coffey Dr. Julie Schumacher-Coffey In memory of Bee Donley Raymond Loucks In memory of Ravi Fredericks Whitney and Ravi Raju In memory of Liam Leslie Galaty Michael, Sylvia, and Danny Galaty In memory of Brent Haick Jim and Susan Haltom In memory of William Harkless, Jr. Mrs. William Harkless, Jr. In memory of Howard Jones Susan Shands Jones In memory of Lois Kennedy Donna and Jim Barksdale Jay Sones

In memory of Marsha McCarty Wells Mrs. and Mrs. Brad Baskin Mrs. Ashley Hullender

ALUMNI GIVING 189 Alumni – or 7 percent – donated to the St. Andrew’s 2019-20 Annual Fund, contributing a grand total of $183,800. The average gift was $1,038.

1979 – 18% Third Highest Percentage of Participation Buff Neill Steve Quiriconi Chris Scott Stephanie Quiriconi Scott Laine Ivy Sheppard Doug Varney Ben Wynne

1957 Betsy Wise Copeland

1980 – 8% Jon Langford John Wiener

1959 Joe Donaldson

1981 – 2% Wilson Lyle *

1960 June Wilkinson Evans

1982 – 20% Second Highest Percentage of Participation Jane Clover Alexander Paul Buckley Hank Holman * Robert Langford Hoyt McGrath September Moore Stewart Speed Stacy Robinson Sullivan

1963 Kendall Blake Maury Fontaine Lutin * 1965 Elta Posey Johnston Jim Johnston Martha Fontaine LaValla 81


1983 – 9% Lorna Lyell Chain * ** Bethany Shofner Gaillet * 1984 – 14% Richard Aplenc * Louise Lyell Lampton ** Charles Lyle Joanna Miller Storey 1985 – 4% Paul Catherwood * Jennifer Patterson Peters 1986 – 10% Jeffrey Blackwood John Hawkins Cardy Miller * Wells Richards Kathleen Conner Strickland 1987 – 7% Leslie Martin Carter Dorothy Allen Hawkins Misty Wakeland Monroe Karel Speetjens * 1988 – 9% Warwick Alley * Scott Albert Johnson Ravi Raju * ** Arjun Srinivasan 1989 – 9% Honey East * Paige Ford Fisher * Peter Fisher * Rebekah McKeown Sanders 1990 – 4% Susan Margaret Barrett Kenny Graeber 1991 – 8% Raymond Fraser Michelle Petro Pharr * Margie Ditto Van Meter Jason Watkins * 1992 – 7% Katie Greene Gallivan Jason Greener * Jay Sones * Marcy Bryan Vick 1993 – 16% Catherine Allenburger Ashy John D. Adams DeMatt Harkins Brent McKay Anna Ditto Peterson Julie Graves Powell John Scanlon Ken Sones Patrick Taylor John Thomas

1994 – 15% Mary Catherine Papa Blackwell Jamie Fougerousse Emily Allenburger Gordon Robert Ireland Priscilla Almond Jolly Caroline De Beukelaer Lieb Jim Perry Alex Purvis * Matt Runnels Katherine Mills Scanlon 1995 – 7% Sara Katherine Ott Beckett * Emily Martin Tarver * Nathan Tarver * Trey Ward * 1996 – 12% Jack Allin Louis Britton K.K. Sutherland Chadwick Price Chadwick Greg Graeber Barrett Hathcock Andrew Neely ** Melinda Owens Jason Word 1997 – 15% Elizabeth Stevens Buyan * John Paul Fougerousse Adam Friedman Kathy Harrell Knight Rachel Baird Newman Michelle Purdy Steve Shafer Anne Taite Austin Vogeleer 1998 – 10% Carmen April-Washington Frances Patterson Croft ** Justin Croft ** Erin Powell McCain * Crystal Buie Taylor Taylor Wofford 1999 – 12% Taylor Morse Davis Jessica McNaughton Delaney Anna Purvis Frame ** Kathryn McWhorter Post * Katy Morgan Neely Pulvere Rita Rollins Redd Lucien Smith ** Jennifer Smith Welch 2000 – 9% Alexander Clark * Josh Gleason Emily Jones Sara Jane McCrary * Marsh Nippes Kyle Wallace Siegel 82

2001 – 7% Chase Bryan Robert Farr ** Taylor Neely Menist ** Rishi Roy * Trey Wofford 2002 – 15% Lizzy Jones Abston Emily Almas Whitney Buchanan Clayton Chelsea Taylor Freeman Land Jones Susannah Morse Mylroie Abram Orlansky Anna Marsh Selby Cathy Southwick Meriwether Wofford Truckner Caroline Morrison White 2003 – 17% Rachel Allen Brad Baskin * Mark Breland Jordan Hailey Bryan ** William Drinkwater Adam Griffin Creighton Hardy Ashley Wells Hullender Marty Hitt Kelly Claire Patrick Strange Lauren Cohen Thompson Matthew VanLandingham 2004 – 3% Megan Puckett Glenn Jamie Mallinson 2005 – 3% Allen Lyle Ruthie Craig Taylor 2006 – 3% Leslie Wells Baskin * Marks McWhorter 2007 – 5% Rivers Fike Ben Johnson William Patrick Rubina Sood Sethi * 2008 – 4% Oliver Galicki Blake Kelly Elizabeth Morrison Warren 2009 – 1% Elizabeth Fike 2010 – 4% Avery Burrell Ben Collins Hannah Halford Lauren McMillin


2011 – 1% William Chism

Mary Catherine Papa Blackwell Mr. and Mrs. Tom Papa

Elliot Varney Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Varney

2012 – 3% Salem Chism Matthew Mosley

Alex Purvis Dr. and Mrs. John M. Purvis

2014 John Grady Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Phillip C. Burnett, Jr.

2013 – 2% Baylor Obert Jessie Smith 2019 – 1% Julia Mitchell *1947 Society Member ($1,947+) **Fundraising volunteer


Alex Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Sullivan, Jr. Thad Thompson Mrs. Luther M. Thompson 1999 Colleen Connor Bhansali Mr. and Mrs. Minor F. Buchanan Caroline Evans de Gantes Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Evans, Jr. Mathew Puckett Mr. Thomas E. Guillot, Jr. and Dr. Christina Glick Mr. and Mrs. George I. Puckett Josh Hailey Mr. and Mrs. Lester P. Hailey Andrew Johnson Mrs. Judith G. Johnson

1989 Carl Black Mr. D. Carl Black, Jr.

Kathryn McWhorter Post Mr. and Mrs. David J. McWhorter

Cynthia Chunn Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. Anson Bob Chunn

Katy Morgan Neely Pulvere Dr. and Mrs. Walter P. Neely

Pam Franklin Mr. and Mrs. William A. Franklin

Holladay Penick Saltz Dr. and Mrs. George D. Penick, Jr.

Kyle Odom Dr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Odom

Anna Rose Poole Carlson Mr. and Mrs. James E. Poole, Jr.

Luther Ott The Revs. Luther and Janet Ott

Anna Purvis Frame Dr. and Mrs. John M. Purvis

Lara Teal Clement Dr. and Mrs. J. David Teal

2009 Elizabeth Fike Mr. and Mrs. John D. Fike

Katie Walker McBrayer Mrs. Gloria M. Walker 1994 Emily Allenburger Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Christian A. Allenburger III Priscilla Almond Jolly Mr. and Mrs. John H. Almond Brannan Johnston Dr. and Mrs. James H. Johnston III

Mary Katherine Kitchings Woodall Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor Kitchings, Jr. Jake Warren Mr. and Mrs. Scott Linn Douglas Odom Dr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Odom Caroline Peeples Drs. Alan R. and Holly Peeples

Jim Marshall Ms. Ann S. Marshall

Graham Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Q. Smith

Brent Martin Drs. James and Gloria Martin

Neil VanLandingham Dr. and Mrs. Paul D. VanLandingham 83

Daniyal Khawaja Dr. Akif Khawaja and Mrs. Nabila Akif Danielle Robertson Drs. Denzil and Audrey Robertson Lee Schmidt Mr. John S. Schmidt and Dr. Linda G. Schmidt Carlisle Shelson Mr. and Mrs. James W. Shelson Caroline Speetjens Mr. and Mrs. Karel Speetjens Savannah Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Thomas Zach Travis Mr. and Mrs. Christopher H. Travis Amelia Warnock Dr. and Mrs. James L. Warnock, Jr. Sarah Kay Waycaster Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Waycaster Alex Weisser Drs. Roland and Lydia Weisser Eleanor Wells Dr. and Mrs. Ralph P. Wells Lucy Woolverton Mrs. Candiss D. Woolverton

SAINTS CARE DONORS Anonymous (5) Drs. Avichal Aggarwal and Bhawna Gupta Drs. Imad and Risa Webb Aleithawe Elizabeth and Warwick Alley Ivy and Frank Alley Hailey and Jack Allin Ashish Anand and Varsha Manucha Sophia and Philip Azordegan Casey, Angel, and Xander Bacon Brad and Leslie Baskin Mr. Jeffrey R. Blackwood The Bernard Booth Family Bess, Ashley, and Michael Borne Jean and Nick Bouler Heather and Ashley Bryan Jill and Paul Buckley Elizabeth and Greg Buyan Paul Catherwood/ Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation


Karri Chaney Abhirup Chatterjee Mr. and Mrs. Brad Chism Sarah Boshers Clements Carrie V. Colbert Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Cox O.J. Craft and Tonya Hays Jessi and Scott Crawford Dan C. Davis John R. Davis Calvin and Zucchini Dean Inglish and Matt DeVoss Barbara Dotson Laura and Colin Dunnigan Renée and Conrad Ebner Alix Ebner Annie and Gates Elliott Charlie and Jane Farris Allison and Haley Fisackerly Sandra and Jose Flores Anna and Andy Frame Lydia and Bill Frazier The Garrigas Karnessia Georgetown Emily Allenburger Gordon Jan Graeber Beth and Collier Graham Helen Green Cab Green Michael and Leslie Hambrick Dr. James and Carrolyn Hamilton Cyndie and Bill Harrison Katie and Barrett Hathcock Dorothy and John Hawkins Ricky and Megan James Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Johnson, Sr. Susan Shands Jones Jimmy and Renée Jones Majid and Israh Khan David and Joan Koltz Martha Fontaine LaValla Michelle and Kevin Lewis Tim and Blythe Lollar Dr. Tiffany Lovelady and Mr. Kobie Wells Monte, Beverly, and Blake Luehlfing Ms. Renée Marble David and Joyce Marion Hollie Marjanovic Drs. Lori and Derek Marshall Erin and Cody McCain Michael T. McRee Mary Carol and Jimmy Miller Drs. Elizabeth and Blake Mitchell Ed and Trudy Moody The Morgans Frances Jean and Walter Neely Mr. and Mrs. Peter Opata Ronica Palato Grace Pei Emily and Jay Philpott Alan and Laura Polk The Puckett Family Whitney and Ravi Raju Carolyn and Chris Ray Patsy Ricks

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Robinson Jr. Kathryn and Ron Rodenmeyer Linda and Jack Rodriguez Kathy and Marvin Scott Kim and John Sewell Tom and Jennifer Sheppard Gale and Dale Sisulak The Skelton Family Angelia M. Smith Asoka and Seetha Srinivasan Carrie Stallings Dr. and Mrs. Charles Van Meter Heather and Matt Verret Crissie and Tom Walker Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Walker Graham and Tina Wells Harriet Whitehouse Kathryn Wiener Mark, Karen, and Mark Edward Wilson Jan and John Wofford Madeleine Wylie Tim and Tammy Young

SAINTS CARE HONORARIUMS In honor of 2020 Retiring Faculty Anonymous Sophia and Philip Azordegan Barbara Dotson In honor of the Second Grade Co-Curricular Teachers Madeleine Wylie In honor of Elizabeth Alley Karri Chaney Frances Jean and Walter Neely Jan and John Wofford In honor of Ann Brock Beth and Collier Graham Charlie and Jane Farris

Helen Green Cyndie and Bill Harrison Dorothy and John Hawkins Majid and Israh Khan Michelle and Kevin Lewis Ms. Renée Marble Drs. Elizabeth and Blake Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Peter Opata Grace Pei Carolyn and Chris Ray Kathryn and Ron Rodenmeyer Heather and Matt Verret Mark, Karen, and Mark Edward Wilson Tim and Tammy Young In honor of Brian Cronin The Garrigas Mark, Karen, and Mark Edward Wilson In honor of Valerie Dembny Angelia M. Smith In honor of Clay Elliott Jean and Nick Bouler In honor of Anna Frame Casey, Angel, and Xander Bacon Mary Carol Miller Angelia M. Smith In honor of Robert Gaillet Karnessia Georgetown In honor of Jerry Goodwin Brad and Leslie Baskin Calvin and Zucchini Dean Beth and Collier Graham Cyndie and Bill Harrison Kathy and Marvin Scott

In honor of Carolyn J. Brown Abhirup Chatterjee

In honor of Jane Griffin Drs. Imad and Risa Webb Aleithawe Beth and Collier Graham Cyndie and Bill Harrison

In honor of Paul D. Buckley Anonymous

In honor of Christi Hardy Gale and Dale Sisulak

In honor of Maya Buford Madeleine Wylie

In honor of Mary Grace Jimenez Casey, Angel, and Xander Bacon Mary Carol Miller Angelia M. Smith

In honor of Julia Chadwick Drs. Imad and Risa Webb Aleithawe Anonymous (2) Mr. Jeffrey R. Blackwood The Bernard Booth Family Dan C. Davis Renée and Conrad Ebner Allison and Haley Fisackerly Lydia and Bill Frazier Emily Allenburger Gordon Beth and Collier Graham


In honor of the Joneses Susan Shands Jones In honor of Mrs. Keane’s Kindergarten Class Ricky and Megan James In honor of Marty Kelly Laura and Colin Dunnigan


In honor of Taylor Kitchings Anna and Andy Frame Beth and Collier Graham Cyndie and Bill Harrison Heather and Matt Verret

In honor of William Marshall Drs. Lori and Derek Marshall

In honor of Toby Lowe Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Cox

In honor of Mary Loftin McBride Angelia M. Smith

In honor of Mrs. Stephens’ Kindergarten Class Ricky and Megan James

In honor of Patricia Martin Abhirup Chatterjee

In honor of Michael Timmer Anonymous In honor of Harriet Whitehouse Heather and Ashley Bryan Abhirup Chatterjee

In honor of Dr. Krissy Rehm Alix Ebner

In honor of Darin M. Maier Abhirup Chatterjee

In honor of Angie Smith Ashish Anand and Varsha Manucha Heather and Ashley Bryan Helen Green Cyndie and Bill Harrison The Morgans Whitney and Ravi Raju The Skelton Family Crissie and Tom Walker Mark, Karen, and Mark Edward Wilson

In honor of Ann Marshall Bess, Ashley, and Michael Borne Helen Green Cyndie and Bill Harrison Katie and Barrett Hathcock Dorothy and John Hawkins The Puckett Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Walker Mark, Karen, and Mark Edward Wilson

SAINTS CARE MEMORIALS In memory of Eleanor and John Fontaine Martha Fontaine LaValla In memory of Howard Jones Susan Shands Jones In memory of Valerie Lovelady Dr. Tiffany Lovelady and Mr. Kobie Wells

ANNUAL FUND 2019-20 TOTALS TOTAL PLEDGES: $632,000 TRUSTEES: 23 pledges (100%) • FACULTY: 164 (95%) • PARENTS: 502 pledges (63%) ALUMNI: 189 pledges (7%) • GRANDPARENTS: 195 pledges PARENTS OF PAST SAINTS: 250 pledges • REGENTS: 14 pledges FRIENDS OF ST. ANDREW’S: 27 pledges

2019-2020 ANNUAL FUND CHAIRS Penny and John Moore GRADE VOLUNTEERS PRE-K3 Bethany and Lucien Smith PRE-K4 Frances and Justin Croft KINDERGARTEN Bethany and Robert Farr 1ST GRADE Andrea and Will Janoush

2ND GRADE Amber Johnson

8TH GRADE Liza and Bernard Booth

3RD GRADE Tara and Merrida Coxwell

9TH GRADE Shari and Joe Cook

4TH GRADE Heather and Pierre de Delva 5TH GRADE Robin and Barry Hall

10TH GRADE Erin and Steven Chevalier

6TH GRADE Leigh and Jonathan Barrett

11TH GRADE James and Shannon Warnock

7TH GRADE Gwennetta and Joe Tatum

12TH GRADE Kim Sharp


EYE ON ALUMNI If you’re hosting or would like to host a St. Andrew’s alumni gathering in your area, the alumni relations office would be happy to help. Contact alumni and community relations coordinator Lauren McMillin ’10 at




1. Alumni Christmas Party 2. Alumni Christmas Party 3. Alumni College Panel 4. Alumni Reunion at Army- Navy Football Game

5. Los Angeles Alumni Party 6. Class of 1999 20-Year Reunion 7. Alumni Soccer Game 8. Alumni Christmas Party




ALL IN-PERSON HOMECOMING 2020 FESTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED. Stay tuned for more information as we navigate the possibility of virtual Homecoming activities.




CLASS NOTES Please email future Class Notes to Lauren McMillin ’10, alumni and community relations coordinator, at

Aileen Vanstone wedding

Maxwell Penn Wells

Brad, Leslie, and Olivia Baskin

1989 Pam Franklin was appointed assistant superintendent for elementary schools by Jackson Public Schools for the 20192020 school year.

Virginia Lofton Grunkemeyer

Elliot and Olivia Yakulis

2003 Brad Baskin and Leslie Wells Baskin ’06 welcomed a daughter, Olivia Victoria Baskin, on October 28, 2019. Laura Becca Daily completed a GYN oncology fellowship at West Cancer Center in Memphis and has joined Baptist Gynecologic Oncology in Jackson.

1995 Elisabeth Malphurs was ordained into the priesthood at St. Andrew’s Cathedral on January 12, 2020. She is priestin-charge of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina, Mississippi. Her husband, Buck Cooper ’95, teaches 8th grade math in the Vicksburg public schools.

2004 Carrie Menist Grunkemeyer and her husband, Parker, welcomed a daughter, Virginia Lofton Grunkemeyer, on July 22, 2019. They live in London with their son, Will.

Trey Ward and his wife, Heather, welcomed a son, Robert Franklin “Treyson” Ward IV on February 24, 2020. Trey- Ashley Carlton Wells married Justin Kirby of Charleston, son was also welcomed by his big sisters and St. Andrew’s South Carolina, in Hot Springs, North Carolina. All eight students, Haley (class of 2028), Sadie (class of 2030), Emma of her bridesmaids graduated from St. Andrew’s. The (class of 2034), and future Saint, Claire. bridesmaids included Carrie Menist Grunkemeyer ’04 of London, England; Laura Mortimer ’04 of Denver, Colo1998 rado; Olivia Ware Terenzio ’04 of Oxford, Mississippi; Aileen Hanlon Vanstone married Paul Vanstone in Lon- and Dr. Emily Thomas ’04 of Los Angeles, California. don, England, in July 2019. Bridesmaids included alumni Other bridesmaids included Ashley’s sisters, KatherSarah Benton Walker ’98, Courtney Wages Tomlinson ine Wells ’02 of New Orleans, Louisiana; Dr. Olivia ’98, and Mary Herschel Thames ’98. Wells ’08 of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Eleanor Wells ’14 of Los Angeles, California; and the bride’s 2001 cousin, Lindsay Van Landeghem ’07 of Johannesburg, Lauren Hensarling and Graham Johnson ’08 were mar- South Africa. Wells earned her bachelor’s degree from ried on September 7, 2019. They welcomed a son, Sam- Tulane University in 2008, her M.D. from the University uel Wilkin Johnson, on November 29. The family lives in of Mississippi Medical Center in 2014, and completed a Eugene, Oregon. residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2017. She is a pediatrician with a private clinic in Charles2002 ton, South Carolina. Tina Heitmann Wells and her husband, Graham, welcomed   a son, Maxwell “Penn” Wells, on December 28, 2018. 2007 Breck Croft Yakulis and her husband, Alex, welcomed a Emily Almas was appointed assistant vice provost and daughter, Olivia Russell Yakulis, on June 21, 2019. They director of admissions at Washington University in St. also have a son, Elliot. The family lives in Dallas, where Louis. She was formerly the associate dean and director Breck is a marketing manager for a statewide oncology of recruitment at Swarthmore College. practice.


Clara and Daniel Hammett

the dean of students also noted, “You [Briana] have been selected as a recipient in recognition of your work across the school and your tireless leadership and devotion to our community has made a great impact on your classmates and on the administration.” Saddlers’ peers in the graduating Class of 2019 selected her to be a recipient of the Columbia Business School Student Service Award. Her peers also selected Saddler as the student graduation speaker; she addressed an audience of more than 5,000 graduates, family members, and friends. Saddler is also featured on the business school website, Poets & Quants, as one of the Best & Brightest MBAs of 2019. Saddler is based in New York City as a business consultant with the A.T. Kearney Corporation, a global business consulting group.

Briana Saddler

2011 The Rev. William Boyles was ordained on May 2, 2020 by the Rt. Rev. Brian Seage, the Tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi, at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson. Rev. Boyles graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary on May 14, 2020. He and his wife, Natalie, live in Jackson, where he has been appointed as Curate to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Jackson.

Divya Baliga Shenoy wedding party

2008 Divya Baliga married Amol Shenoy on June 15, 2019 in Marina del Rey, California. Divya is the west region campus manager for the Risk and Financial Advisory practice at Deloitte, and Amol is a manager offering financial consulting at The Siegfried Group. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their dog, JuJu. Nineteen Saints attended the wedding, including the bride’s sister Priya Baliga ’03, Elizabeth Morrison Warren ’08, Olivia Wells ’08, Chelsea Baker ’08, Elizabeth Jones Marchetti ’08, Mamie Lambdin ’08, Ellen Paige Jones ’08, Grace Wallace ’08, Sarah Rose Parkinson ’08, Asha Anand ’08, Nina Anand ’08, Lee Morrison ’08, Greg McMillin ’08, Joe Parry ’08, Trevor Hanlon ’08, Tommy Foote ’08, Wells Mortimer ’08, Galen ReevesDarby ’07, and Royce Reeves-Darby ’11.

2014 Marina Ali married Muhi Mottaleb on May 21, 2020, in a small gathering with their parents and siblings in Longview, Texas. The couple met while attending the Georgia Institute of Technology. They currently manage a long distant relationship, as Marina is completing a masters degree in health sciences at the University of Texas in Tyler and Muhi is an electrophysics engineer at Boeing in St. Louis, Missouri. They are expecting to celebrate a traditional “Big Fat Bangladeshi Wedding” once the COVID-19 pandemic improves.

Phillip Lyons is a biologist with the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in Washington, D.C. The first chapter of his master’s thesis, which covers the rewilding of the Fukushima Evacuation Zone, was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. His research was also covered by CNN.

10 10 out of

2009 Clara Martin and Daniel Hammett were married at St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson on May 23, 2020. The best man was Doug Odom ’09.


doctors recommend St. Andrew’s.

Christina Spann was selected to serve on the board of directors for the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). The NFBPA provides access and mentorship for minorities across the nation. Spann will serve on the membership committee and assist in creating pathways of leadership in public service nationwide.

Ten members of the UMMC School of Medicine Class of 2023 are St. Andrew’s alumni. These alumni include: Back row (from left) Mari Liza Almand ‘15, Hina Qureshi ‘13, Jasmine McNair ‘13, Baylor Obert ‘13, Graham Grogan ‘15 / Front row (from left) Sarah Chase Dulske ‘15, Madyson Brown ‘15, Avery Villeret ‘15, Olivia Becker ‘15, and Galina Ostrovsky ‘15

2010 Cristina Salaun Harth and Lucas Harth welcomed a daughter, Hayes Olivia Harth, on July 5, 2019. Briana Saddler graduated from Columbia Business School with a master of business administration in May 2019. She was a recipient of the 2019 William J. Heffernan Memorial Award for Service, which “honors students who have served the school behind the scenes, and contribute to the academic standards, operations, spirit and integrity of the business school community.” In her recognition letter, 88


Benton, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother Al, sister-in-law Carolyn, and nephew Andrew of Portland, Oregon; his aunt, Frances Burns, of Hattiesburg; and his cousin, William Fryer of Vicksburg.

Ethan Baker Clark ’99 9/22/80 – 1/18/20 Ethan Clark was an artist, writer, disc jockey, storyteller, Leslie Evalyn Hodge ’86 unicyclist, high-stilt walker, band manager, and adven1/19/1968 – 8/16/2019 turer. After leaving home on his 17th birthday, Ethan led Leslie Hodge graduated from St. Andrew’s as a National a nomadic life, settling for long periods in artists’ comMerit Semifinalist and enjoyed cheerleading and performmunes in Asheville, North Carolina; Iowa City, Iowa; and ing in plays. Leslie graduated from Newcomb College of New Orleans, Louisiana, and also traveling and living in Tulane University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Ireland. Along the way, he wrote a book of short stories, sorority, and earned a law degree from Southern Methodedited a book of New Orleans stories, and co-authored and ist University. She served as a judge in Austin, Texas, then illustrated a bike repair manual, although he was most practiced law in New Orleans. Most recently, Leslie was a admired for his distinctive art. In New Orleans, Ethan shareholder in the Brown Sims Firm. She loved animals, helped found two nonprofit organizations – a cooperative especially her rescue dogs, Walter and Pierre, and cats print shop and a bike collective that refurbished donated Alfredo, Larry, and Leon. Leslie is survived by her signifibicycles. Ethan is survived by his parents, Janet Hendrick cant other, Cliff Barton of New Orleans; her parents, Jo and and John Benton Clark ’90; his brothers, Josh Clark (Mel- Cliff Hodge; her sister, Laura Hodge Daigle ’91 and Laura’s anie) and Matt Clark ’93 (Virginia De Beukelaer ’95); his husband, Jesse Nelson Daigle; her nephew, Clifton James grandmother; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins; Daigle and niece, Jolie Nelson Daigle, all of Baton Rouge. and his beloved friend, Amy Andrews and her children. Betty Black Mitchell Hugh Long “Dave” Davis III ’74 Former Faculty 9/9/56 – 4/14/20 3/20/38 – 5/12/19 Dave Davis was a member of St. Andrew’s inaugural senior Betty Mitchell graduated from Canton High School and class and participated in St. Andrew’s first commencement the University of Mississippi, and later earned a master of ceremony. He attended the United States Air Force Acad- fine arts degree from Florida State University. A longtime emy for one year before receiving his bachelor’s and mas- art teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, she encourter’s degrees from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. aged her students to be the best they could be and enjoyed from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dave spent the hearing from her former pupils and learning of their sucmajority of his career in commercial banking and invest- cesses. For several years, she taught art classes at Allison’s ments, working for Deposit Guaranty and BancorpSouth Wells School of Arts & Crafts on the square in Canton, before co-founding a registered investment advisory, Insti- Mississippi, and served as a docent for international exhibtutional Services Group LLC. Dave ended his career pursu- its in downtown Jackson sponsored by the Mississippi ing a passion for teaching as a professor at William Carey Commission on International Cultural Exchange. She is University’s School of Business. He was happiest spending survived by her son, Michael Mitchell (Lisa); five grandtime with his family. Dave was preceded in passing by his children; her partner, Elmer Thurmond; several extended son, Thomas Davis. He is survived by his wife, Robin, his family members; and many friends. sons, David and Layton, his sister, and his mother. William “Billy” Neville, III Former Regent Kathleen Rodgers McAlpin Ellington ’99 8/17/40 – 10/7/19 11/30/1980 – 12/2/2019 Billy Neville was a graduate of McComb High School and Kathleen Rodgers McAlpin Ellington was baptized at St. the University of Mississippi. He served six years in the Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral and confirmed at St. James Air National Guard and worked at First National Bank Episcopal Church, where she spent many happy childof McComb and First National Bank in Jackson. In 1967, hood years, along with her treasured time at Camp Brathe started The Rogue, a well-known menswear clothing ton Green. She attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School company, which he owned for more than 40 years. Billy and Murrah High School before graduating from Winwas a lifelong communicant of St. Andrew’s Episcopal ter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida. She held a Cathedral and served on the board of St. Andrew’s Episdegree in political science from the University of Southern copal School. He is survived by his daughters, Kay NevMississippi. She is survived by her husband, Win Elling- ille Whitehead, Missy Neville Crawford (Sims), and Paige ton, of Long Beach, and their five-year-old son, Knox; her Neville McLeod (Scott), and eight grandchildren. parents, Amy James and Victor Chatham of Pass Christian and Mike McAlpin of Jackson; her brother Graham James Grant Thompson III ’56 McAlpin, his wife, Megan, a niece and nephew; and her 12/20/38 – 4/24/18 aunts and cousins. Kate also leaves behind her beloved best Grant Thompson attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School friend, Stephanie Dawn Sykes of New Zealand. and graduated from Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tennessee. He earned a biology degree from MissisBrian Benton Burns ’79 sippi College and taught high school biology for many years 4/6/1961 – 9/17/2019 before earning a J.D. from the University of Mississippi While at St. Andrew’s, Brian Burns earned the nickname School of Law. Grant practiced law in Mississippi and in “chief.” He went on to attend the University of Southern Vermont before retiring to Florida in 2002. He is survived Mississippi. Brian enjoyed outdoor cooking and every sort by three daughters, Edith Elizabeth Thompson Denson of athletic competition, especially college football. He (Dana), Ellen Douglas Thompson Beaty (Jeff), and Elizaleaves behind many friends who shared these interests. beth Eads Thompson; a son, James Grant Thompson IV; Brian was the son of Arthur Allen Burns and Lorraine four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 89


Stephen Atkins ’16, Will Atkins

Gray Welch ’12, Anna Kathryn Becker, Julia Mitchell, Olivia Becker ’15 Not pictured: Duncan Becker ’11

Charley Blount, Susanna Blount ’17

James Xu, John Chase Bryan ’17, Price Bryan

Jake Bryson, Kenny Bryson ’16

Meg Case ’17, Anna K. Case

Campbell Cooke ’16, Collins Cooke, Martha Campbell Cooke ’84, Regent Not pictured: Jack Cooke ’14

Matt Coleman, Hunt Coleman ’16

Aftan Lottie Cox ’15, Ariel Cox

Trey Ellison, Lauren Ellison ’15

Jamilla Espy ’97, Ian Espy, Mike Espy

Luis Flores, Sandra Flores, Faculty

Raymond Fraser ’91, Isabella Fraser

John William Hardwick ’16, Olivia Hardwick

John Hawkins ’86, Henry Hawkins, Dorothy Allen Hawkins ’87 Not pictured: Jack Hawkins ’16, Leigh Allen, Former Regent

Meredith Johnson, Amber Johnson, Former Regent


Dorian Wang, Hannah Kitchings King ’78, Faculty, Hannah Clay King, Burney King, Staff, Ashton King ’10

Ben Lantrip ’16, Olivia Lantrip, Jack Lantrip ’15

Sam Marcus ’18, Patrick Marcus

Bain McHale, Bailey McHale ’17

Mary Claire Meeks ’07, Maggie Meeks, Christa Meeks, Former Trustee

Hannah Miller ’16, Katie Miller

Lindsay Moriarity, Risa Moriarity, Trustee

Clay Morris, Meredith Morris ’15

Muhammad Nafis, Neha Nafis ’16

Jonathan Panter ’11, Elizabeth Panter

Caleb Ross ’11, Chrissy Ross, Caitlin Ross ’14

Charlie Sewell, Kim Sewell, Faculty

Yetunde Shekoni, Tolu Shekoni ’09

Carlisle Shelson ’14, Tucker Shelson, Jim Shelson Trustee, Former Regent

Holland Townes, Andrew Townes, Trustee. Not pictured: Jan Townes, Former Regent

Amelia Warnock ’14, Jay Warnock, Shannon Warnock, Trustee

Shannon Watt, Faculty, John Watt, Lewis Watt ’17

Brooke Wells Mizell ’86, Dan Wells ’86, Lexi Wells

Buchanan Westover ’11, Oliver Westover, Paige Westover ’14, Sam Westover ’12

Faraaz Yousuf, Huma Sadiq, Faculty

Not pictured: Margaret Branson, Bradley Brantley, Logan Koltz, Mary Ashton Furrh, Nicole Pan, Hamza Qureshi, and Laura Grace Summerlin


YEARS AGO, I TAUGHT A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WHO WAS CLEARLY IN TURMOIL. I wanted to help him, but this child was just not open. That student came to me years later as a senior and said, “I just want you to know, I can forgive you now because I know that you were trying to help me.” Moments like that are the reason I spent 39 years at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

ears ago, Ed Bacon, the former dean of I’ve grown spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. St. St. Andrew’s Cathedral, said, “Your job Andrew’s gave me a broad worldview, the desire to can be your ministry.” That sentence search for mercy and justice, and the ability to know resonated with me. More than just and understand redemption, which I’ve seen practiced loving teaching, I truly believe that I every day. found my ministry in the classrooms St. Andrew’s holds its students and faculty to a higher and hallways of St. Andrew’s. I’ve come standard of civility. Our school not only teaches each to school every day for 39 years and student how to be his or her own advotried to help my students become their cate, but also how to stand up for others “ST. ANDREW’S HAS BEEN A MODEL NOT ONLY best selves. when something is wrong. St. Andrew’s OF HOW ITS STUDENTS I always had a heart for the “good” values every human being. St. Andrew’s AND FACULTY SHOULD BE, bad boys and girls, the ones who made has been a model not only of how its mistakes – and let’s be honest, did some students and faculty should be, but of really stupid things – but had good how the world should be. hearts. Over the years, I learned that you Recently, one of our seniors asked me, can fuss at the students, but you have to “Ms. Chadwick, do you think I turned out let them know that you care. When that okay?’ I said, “Yes, but I still have a little tough loves comes from a place of genumore tweaking to do before graduation.” ine care and concern, it makes a differ As I prepare to say good-bye to St. ence, even if that difference can’t be seen Andrew’s, I realize I still have some until years down the road. tweaking to do on Julia Chadwick. But I’ve also learned that genuine love and concern isn’t thanks to St. Andrew’s, I am open and excited to consomething that can just be turned off at the end of the tinue working to find my best self, and to finding joy in school day. I remember lying awake many nights wor- each and every day. rying about a child I knew needed help. Sometimes I Thank you, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. It’s been failed, but I have been fortunate to have many successes, a good ride. and that made every sleepless night worth it. St. Andrew’s has not only been my ministry. St. Julia Chadwick retired after 39 years at St. Andrew’s, most Andrew’s has ministered to me. Along my journey to recently as head of the Upper School. She has been succeeded help my students find their best selves, I found my own. in that position by Blake Ware, who was formerly the upper St. Andrew’s has made me think more deeply school dean of students and registrar at St. Anne’s-Belfield about issues, become a traveler, read more literature. School in Charlottesville, Virginia.



“MY INTRODUCTION TO JULIA CHADWICK CAME ON MY FIRST DAY OF 5TH GRADE. HER LEADERSHIP WAS TRANSFORMATIVE. Gone was the fear of failure, replaced by a confidence instilled by a person of boundless strength and energy. Though, with Mrs. Chadwick, you were either in step with her presence or you experienced its wrath. I did both. Julia led us with toughness, courage, and love. These attributes guided her in the hard decisions that come with the job of a professional educator. She protected the weak and made them stronger, harnessed the strong and made them kindlier, always careful to maintain the balance of our complex community. I will always carry Julia in my heart for the love and leadership she showed my wife, Stephanie, and me as students; for the love and leadership she showed our children, Charlie and Elizabeth; and for the love and leadership she gave to St. Andrew’s each day. I will forever count Julia Chadwick as one of my family’s greatest blessings.” — Chris Scott ’79

“AS A FORMER STUDENT AND COLLEAGUE OF JULIA’S, I appreciate her attention to diversity and inclusion. I feel fortunate to have worked alongside her when I was associate head of the Middle School in the early 2000s. I learned how to interact better with parents and students. Most recently, I am grateful for Julia’s support of my recently published book Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools. She welcomed me to campus last May to speak with the Upper School student body about the book and it was a joy to have that experience.” — Michelle Purdy ’97

“MY MOTHER UNEXPECTEDLY PASSED AWAY IN 2003. My youngest brother, Andrew (who is named after the school), was in the 8th grade, and I was living in California. I called Julia in tears asking her if I should move home to help take care of him. I was riddled with grief and guilt. Julia reassured me that she would take care of him, and she did. She updated me through phone calls and emails. She provided so much love and support that years after, I realized that she was supporting me just as much as Andrew.” — Laura Young Louis ’99

“MRS. CHADWICK HAS BEEN ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE IN MY LIFE THAT I CAN TRUST. Even though she is not a student nor is she close to me in age, she has always been great at listening and understanding problems. During a tragic period of my life, Mrs. Chadwick was there to listen and to help address the problem that I was avoiding.” — Stanley Qu, Class of 2022





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