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DURHAM ACADEMY THE MAGAZINE OF DURHAM ACADEMY

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THE RECORD • WINTER 2015 • VOLUME 42 • NUMBER 1

2 DURHAM ACADEMY Head of School | Michael Ulku-Steiner Chair, Board of Trustees | Anne Lloyd ’82 President, Alumni Board | Seth Jernigan ’96 THE RECORD Editor | Kathy McPherson

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Leslie King | Director of Communications leslie.king@da.org

Kathy McPherson | Associate Director of Communications

kathy.mcpherson@da.org

Melody Butts | Assistant Director of Communications

melody.butts@da.org

Send news and story ideas to communications@da.org. DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS Leslie Holdsworth | Director of Development

leslie.holdsworth@da.org

Tim McKenna | Associate Director of Alumni Affairs

tim.mckenna@da.org

DURHAM ACADEMY MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of Durham Academy is to provide each student an education that will enable him or her to live a moral, happy and productive life. The development of intellect is central to such a life and thus, intellectual endeavor and growth are the primary work of the school. The acquisition of knowledge; the development of skills, critical judgment and intellectual curiosity; and increased understanding are the goals of the school’s academic program.

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Ebola Fighter Senior Challenge Brazil Brothers

Courtesy Courtesy David David Fowler Fowler and and Grant Grant Fowler Fowler

Melody Guyton Butts

COMMUNICATIONS

Courtesy Billy Fischer

Designer | Linda Noble

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From the Green Alumni News Fall Alumni Weekend Alumni Calendar/Events Weddings Babies In Memoriam

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FRONT COVER: Billy Fischer ’94, right, spent 10 days in Guéckédou, Guinea, in June 2014 treating Ebola patients. He returned to West Africa in December, part of a team working on a clinical trial testing whether antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors can be used to help fight the disease. P h o t o c o u r t e s y B i l l y F i s c h e r DURHAM ACADEMY RECORD | WINTER 2015 | WWW.DA.ORG

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The Record (Winter 2015)  

The Record is Durham Academy's biannual magazine.