H K I S D r a g o n Ta l e s
Summer 2006 Volume 7 The Alumni Magazine of HKIS
Vol ume 7
Su mme r 2006
HKIS...The Early Years: Tensions in China, and the Cultural Revolution
HKIS DragonTales is published twice a year by the Community & Resource Development Office of Hong Kong International School. Christina Tung Director
Erik Weihenmayer (Class of 1986)visits... Our Students, Our Rising Stars!
Artistic Endeavors Move On
Juana Cheung Public Relations Manager
Return to 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam
James Manning Communications Manager
Old and New
Loretta Fung Secretary
Volunteen of the Week, Gretchen Jennings (Class of 2006)
Sharifah Albukary Alumni Relations Manager
Back To The Future
June 2007: 40th Anniversary Celebration
HKIS Spearheads St. Baldrick’s Day in Hong Kong
Classnotes & Faculty & Staff News
Who do u Remember?
Sharifah Albukary ‘94 James Manning
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HKIS...The Early Years... Memories of “First” Headmaster, Bob Christian Mounting tensions in China due to the
The opening of HKIS was the result of cooperation among many peo-
Cultural Revolution resulted in thou-
ple and many groups. The Hong Kong Education Department gave the
sands of refugees finding their way into
grant of land for constructing the facilities, along with an initial loan
Hong Kong. They lived on the hillsides in squatters huts which were often devastated by fire, in the hastily built high rise government buildings which provided 100 square foot flats for six to eight people or more, or on the junks in Aberdeen, Causeway Bay, and other places. Eight months after the September 1966 opening of the HKIS Provisional School on Chung Hom Kok Road, these problems erupted into six months of riots in the colony creating some “interesting challenges”. China cut off the water supply to Hong Kong during the summer months of 1967, only providing the population four hours of water each fourth day. Furthermore, the devaluation of the US dollar during this time also fueled additional problems. While the Provisional School was established during the 1966-67 school year, the first HKIS facilities were being constructed in Repulse Bay. Somehow the building went up. 35 teachers from all over the world began their ministry at the school, and the K-12 HKIS program opened with over 600 students in September 1967. Keeping with the custom and practice of schools in Hong Kong, which at that time had over 1,000,000 students in primary and secondary education, HKIS students attended school in their school uniforms: “the winter uniforms” were for cool temperatures, featuring a light blue blazer with the “Crusader’s Cross” emblem.
in support of this. The Lutheran Church in the US provided a grant and loan for construction, the Lutheran Church in Hong Kong and other Hong Kong church bodies “pitched in”, and the Hong Kong business community and the U.S. State Department provided assistance in many ways. The new teachers gave their all, and parents helped with countless hours of volunteer work. The name for the school, “Hong Kong International”, rather than “The American School in Hong Kong”, or something else along these lines, was chosen because of the philosophical and educational belief that a school in an international setting should take full advantage of the many opportunities it was offered to provide positive inter-cultural experiences. It should bring students and their families from various backgrounds together, fostering international understanding and relationships. HKIS changed my life too, and I continue to have a deep love for this “awesome” school. As I look back, why did my dear wife, Arleen, and I, decide to take our family halfway around the world, to a place that had so many unknowns and so many uncertainties? We really felt that this was a God-given call to serve God and people who were all part of God’s creation, our brothers and sisters. We believed that an “American - type education” in an international setting, with an international flavor and substance was important. From the very beginning, it was our hope and our prayer that in and through the school and its people, all persons who would be in contact with the school, would be touched by God’s love.
That was the picture for the first years, after my wife Arleen and I, with our three daughters and one son, ages seven through fifteen stepped off the plane in Hong Kong in early August of 1966. We said our good-byes to friends in the Bronx, New York, where we had lived for the previous seventeen years, and to family in the Midwest. Yes, there were tears from our children as they left their home, but within several months, they were saying, “Being here in Hong Kong is great, mom and dad”, and they quickly settled into their new school and the new community surrounding them. Their years in Hong Kong became positive life-changing experiences.
This continues to be my hope and my prayer for those who currently attend the school and who have attended the school in the past. I also plan, unless there are unforeseen events in the next 14 months, to be in Hong Kong in June of 2007 for the 40th year anniversary and all school HKIS reunion. It will be a joy to be with you. I hope you can make it. The alumni and staff are working so hard to make this a very special and a very meaningful experience. God be with you, Bob Christian
Message From The Head of School Next school year will be a year of celebrations at HKIS to mark our 40th year of serving and educating in Hong Kong. The biggest event scheduled thus far is the 40th Reunion to be held in Hong Kong during the weekend of June 14-19, 2007. Alumni, ex-faculty, ex-Board leaders and past Heads of School will gather in Hong Kong for the event. The 40th Anniversary website (http://dragonnet.hkis.edu.hk/reunion/) is taking registrations now. Three familiar faces already signed up for the event include Kenneth Rohrs, Diana McGregor-Brown and David Kohl. Take a few moments to check out the site, see who else is planning to participate, and register when you have time. Your presence would help to make this a special gathering, so please mark your calendars. As part of our celebrations, we will also be publishing the Alumni-sponsored HKIS History Book. A big thanks to all alumni who have supported this project. Dear HKIS Alumni, At the end of April, the Charles W. Dull Visiting Scholar Series, sponsored by the HKIS Annual Fund, hosted Erik Weihenmayer ‘86, a celebrated athlete and traveler who is also blind. A high school and college wrestler, sky diver, skier, scuba diver, marathon runner, wilderness hiker, ice and rock-climber, and mountaineer, he is the only blind person to summit Mt. Everest. He is one of the youngest people to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peaks of each continent. And, to top it off, Erik is an alumnus of HKIS. He attended HKIS from 1976-80. His visit to HKIS was a homecoming for him. While here he was able to meet up with his second grade teacher, Tina Adams, who retired last year from HKIS. Erik is an outstanding example of strong character, commitment, achievement and teamwork. During his presentations Erik candidly shared the challenges he had to overcome. He spoke movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness. If you would like to learn more about Erik, your alum, please take the time to visit his website at http://www.touchthetop.com/ The Celebration Ball on May 13 allowed our community to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and our school while raising funds for HKIS. We had six alumni sponsored tables. I want to thank alumni serving on the Celebration Ball Committee: Gisa Lee ’80, Pattie Bossany Gordon ’84 and Liza Wei ’82 for their hard work. My thanks also go to our Alumni Co-chairs serving on the Annual Fund Cabinet, Ning Li ’76 and Timothy Zee ’84.
As I write, 193 members of the Class of 2006 are preparing for graduation. We can be proud of their accomplishments and wish them god-speed as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives. Please welcome them as newly-minted alumni of HKIS. Alumni are an integral part of both the heritage and the future of our school. I am committed to maintaining and strengthening school links with you wherever you are in the world. If you have new ideas on how we can improve contacts or ideas for new events and programs, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
Have a wonderful summer, and keep in touch! Sincerely,
Richard W. Mueller Head of School
Message From The Alumni Board President: Kenneth Koo By the time you’re reading this message, your Alumni Board have already laid the groundwork for this “once-in-a-lifetime” 40th Reunion to be held in June, 2007. View the progress of this Reunion’s planning on the 40th Reunion Website as well as a potpourri of features, infopaks as well as the ever-expanding “40 Years Of............” photo gallery which will really stoke the fires of nostalgia within your hearts. For those of you who’ve registered for this Reunion, welcome back as you pick up from the last time you were in HKIS and continue your journey with HKIS. For those whom are still wondering if this is worthwhile...................believe me, IT IS !!!!! Ken ‘77
Kenneth Koo ‘77 with his family
Message From The Annual Fund Alumni Co-Chairs Calling All Alumni to Show Your HKIS Spirit and Support the Annual Fund As fellow HKIS alumni, we share a common goal of upholding the value of our own education from HKIS by ensuring that HKIS continues to provide the best education to all its 2,576 students from Reception 1 to Grade 12. Alumni support of the Annual Fund has enabled HKIS to achieve this goal by supporting a number of important programs, which otherwise would not be available to its current student body or would add to the already high tuition. For example, without the Annual Fund, there would not be the Instrumental Music programs, Merit and Needbased Scholarships, the Charles H. Dull Visiting Scholars series, Special needs programs, Services to the Community and Summer Programs. Alumni can contribute either on a non-discretionary basis to the Annual Fund or on a discretionary basis by designating the specific use of your contribution. For example, one of the initiatives of the Annual Fund currently under consideration, but subject to approval, is to set up an Alumni-sponsored Scholarship, which would require Alumni to raise HK$200,000 per year over each of the next three years to provide one combination based scholarship, which would be awarded based on a local student’s academic excellence in addition to his/her financial need in determining eligibility. This would provide an opportunity for Alumni to support a gifted local student and for the individual to benefit from
an HKIS education. Although we could probably find ten Alumni to write a check for HK$20,000, we would rather see 200 Alumni write checks for HK$1,000 to support this worthy initiative. More importantly, our goal is to show that Alumni care, by increasing the number and percentage of participants contributing to the Annual Fund. Every level of support, whether HK$100 or HK$1,000,000, is equally valued and appreciated. Please show your spirit and support the Annual Fund and HKIS with your contributions.
Timothy Zee ’84 Alumni Co-Chair
Ning Li ‘76 Alumni Co-Chair
Homecoming 2006 was held on January 4 with 80 participants total, and the majority (73) being walk-ins Many attendees found Homecoming to be an enjoyable time to reconnect and mingle with their former friends and teachers. The Barbecue Lunch, Tent Reunion, and Cookies with the Counseling Department all had a strong turnout and several alumni met up with their counselors and friends to share college experiences. The final event of the day ended with an evening reception at the Fringe Club Rooftop garden, with a gathering of both visiting and local Alumni.
Old and New Class of1986 20th Reunion Dear Class of 1986, We’re looking for you! Our 20-year reunion on the weekend of September 30th, 2006 in Las Vegas! Book your flights and hotel room (Bally’s) and reserve your space for the reunion dinner which will be held at House of Blues, Mandalay Bay. The price includes: dinner, drinks, a show (Boogie Knights, how appropriate!), tax and service. Plans for the Friday night will depend on the number of people attending. The sooner you can confirm, the easier it will be to organize everything. More details and fun at http://www.hkis1986.com Questions, comments, PHOTOS (old & new) mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Your Class Agent and Reunion Organizer, Christine Wong (email@example.com)
Class of 1987-89 Reunion (December 2005) It was just as she always dreamed. A white hooded cloak trimmed with white fur, draped around a white strapless gown with sample beaded design. Elegant and beautiful just like the entirety of our reunion. If anyone can pull off incorporating an Asian flare into a southernbelle Kentucky wedding, Alana Insko ‘87, now Alana Insko-Kelley, can. And she did. On December 17th, 2005 Paige DaSaro ‘87 walked down the aisle as a bridesmaid wearing a deep burgundy cheongsam. She represented us all in her usual dignifed and humorous way, delivering a touching and powerful toast at the rehearsal dinner the night before. Cheers to us all for honoring the bond established 20+ years ago at HKIS (the original one). Not missing a beat since we left Repulse Bay beach parties, Stanley Market shopping fests (old-school style before the ‘upgrades’) and all the experiences involved in Wanchai night life, now parents, professionals, home owners, pet lovers, etc. We shared stories of pur adult lives while maintaining the purity of humor only found in adolescence. Michelle Craig ‘87, now Michelle Camelio, and husband Rich along with Sue Steinberg ‘87 had the most catching up to do. Paige DaSaro, Anne Getzelma, Hilary and husband Russel, Newman (aka Hilary Lynch ‘ 87), myself, Ngina (Nicki) Tobias and partner Charlena found each other once again many years later and many miles apart for many more good reasons.
We were drunk with curiosity regarding our fellow alumni. Names that repeatedly came up were Rob Potter ‘ 87 (are you still a pilot?), Rob Gvozden ‘87 (Paige keeps us all up to date thanks to your humorous email correspondence), Melissa McPheeters ‘87, Bradstreet -where are you? Derek Capre ‘85(still a business man in NY?), my brother Vince Tobias ‘85 (Anne shared pictures of your recent California visit), and Brian Thomas ‘86 -still a kind and generous spirit I hear! More of you were mentioned and we are thankful for all of the fun filled memories revisited. Thank you HKIS for being the catayst for this beauty and success we all share today. Stay tuned for the next “B-Crew” update. Sincerely with peace and love, Nicki Tobias An Irish Blessing chosen by Alana at her wedding set the tone for our reunion as well: If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. So let it be
HKIS “Christmas in California” (December 2005)
Dan and Sandie Fischer hosted a scrumptious Mexican food lunch for HKIS teachers and alumni on December 28, 2005. Pictured are:(Left to right) Gayle Timken, teaching grade 3 at Faith Lutheran, Vista, CA. Karen Markin, HKIS Middle School teacher and Religious Education Facilitator Jerry Markin, HKIS Middle School teacher and Basketball Coach Phyllis Lebrecht, resource teacher at St. Paulís, Orange, CA Larry Lebrecht, retired in Brea, CA Beth Hoeppner, teaching Grade 2 and directing Grades 1-4 choir, LaPorte, Indiana David Hoeppner, teaching Grade 5 and coaching basketball in LaPorte, Indiana Josh Wetjen ‘95, teaching English at St. Paul Central High School in Minneapolis, MN Karen Wetjen, teaching Grade 3 at Horizon Christian Academy in La Mesa, CA Bethany Wetjen ‘97, teaching Kindergarten at College Park Elementary in Costa Mesa, CA Dennis Wetjen, teaching Grades 4-7 Science & US History at Christ Lutheran, La Mesa, CA Lois Voeltz, on-line theology instructor at Orange Lutheran High; regional Bible Study leader; living in Phoenix, AZ Sarah (Fischer)Roesler ‘96 and daughter Trinity Lee Roesler (born July 11, 2005), substitute teaching in Fallbrook, CA Fritz Voeltz, Glendale Union High School District teacher in Phoenix, AZ Sandie Fischer retired from teaching, still trying to write, tutoring and babysitting Trinity in Fallbrook, CA Dan Fischer, teaching Middle School Science, Math and Religion at Zion Lutheran, Fallbrook, CA; still leading yearly biking trip in China.
The United Way Volunteer Center of Midland County Presents Volunteen of the Week The United Way Volunteer Center of Midland County proudly awards the “VolunTEEN of the Week” title to Gretchen Jennings ‘06, daughter of Peter and Martha Jennings. Gary Jones, Executive Director of Midland County Habitat, nominated Gretchen for Humanity. When asked why she volunteers, Gretchen replied, “I’ve come to realize that colleges expect a certain degree of volunteerism from students. And it is a passion in my life to help other people. I hate to see people suffering. I just have a great desire to help!” Gretchen is President of the newly formed campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity International. Gretchen encountered Habitat while living outside the Midland area. When she moved here, she resolved to establish a chapter. Through interaction with the Midland affiliate and Habitat for Humanity International, she formed a core group of students at Dow High and began holding meetings. They have held several fund-raisers at school, the mall, and other venues. In addition, the chapter played a major role in building one of Habitat’s five houses in 2005! Gretchen is a Senior at Dow High. She is a member of the “Key Club” and chairperson for special projects. Gretchen is also a member of her church youth group, which is preparing for their mission trip to Mississippi. As a freshman and sophomore, Gretchen was a member of the “Service for Saturdays” in Hong Kong, and was a member of Habitat for Humanity in Hong Kong. Gretchen also has two part-time jobs, one as a telemarketer and one working in a veterinarian office in Freeland. Gretchen plans to attend Wake Forest University in North Carolina where she hopes to study biology and social work. (Excerpt taken from the Midland Daily News, provided by Karen Markin, HKIS Middle School teacher.)
Henry Chien (Class of ‘92) and the HKIS Alumni Football team! Q1: How did you all come together again to form a team? A1: Peps (Pravesh Narain ‘92) was playing with a bunch of KGV people in a league and when I came back from the States, they needed players so with Peps and Howard (Howard Tang ‘94) already there, it was a no brainer. Subsequently, I called Spencer (Spencer Chiu ‘93) and he too thought it would be fun for us to all get together. Q2: Who are the HKIS members and what year are they from? A2: Henry ‘92, Peps ‘92, Spencer ‘93, Howard ‘94, Lyman ‘93 Q3: Do you guys have nicknames? A3: Bulldog, Spenny, Peps, YellowHoody and Ly (Corresponds to order in A2.) Q4: Tell us more about the league and how you recruited (or were recruited) for the team. A4: 12 teams compete in an eight month league. We play league games every Saturday and practice on Thursdays. We also joined another larger league called the Active league consisting four divisions and eleven team per division. League games are usually on Sunday, so we play an average three times a week. Q5: Anything else you would to add? A5: All HKIS alumni are welcome so if you guys are interested, let us or the Alumni Office know! Alumni Football Statistics Top Assist = Henry Top Scorer = Spencer Most Consistent = Howard Most Yellow / Red Cards = Peps On April 29, 2006, the Alumni Footballers revisited the Tai Tam pitch to take on the Varsity 2005-2006 Team. Alumni: 2 goals, HKIS Varsity: 1 goal. Congratulations are in place to the Alumni team!! Old guys can run afterall! Here’s to a continuing tradition!!
Back to the future: Jeremy Evans (Class of 1993) always enjoyed being involved in the game. Jeremy and Michael Elliot ’93 were Varsity teammates during the 1992-1993 school year, under the fine coaching of Brian Brumsickle (Humanities teacher 1992-1994). Jeremy is now the proud coach of the HKIS Junior Varsity boys’ team, with 16 wins and only two losses!
Jeremy with HKIS Junior Varsity Boys’ Team
Strolling by the Humanities office, still located in Room C416 at the high school, some of us might recall the likes of Mr. Dan McCarthy, Marty Schmidt, Brian Brumsickle, and George Coombs, two of which have continued into their decade and a half of teaching at HKIS (Mr. Coombs and Mr. Schmidt). Suddenly you hear a student say, “Hey, Mr. Evans, I had a question about the Civil War….” Mr. Evans? John Evans, high school counselor in 1992-1993? Na, couldn’t be! Jeremy Evans, Class of ’93? Couldn’t be him either! Out strolls a tall man explaining the intricacies of the battle between the North and South to the student inquiring about the American Civil War. He’s the splitting image of….Jeremy Evans, Class of 1993!! After leaving HKIS to attend Guilford College, Greensboro, NC in 1993, Jeremy graduated with a degree in Secondary Education and History and started teaching in North Carolina from 1997 (history, economics, and government). Jeremy attributes his passion and interest to teaching to his parents who were both teachers here at HKIS during the 1992-1993 school year.
In November 2004, Jeremy returned to Hong Kong for an interview with HKIS to teach American Studies and AP American History, as he felt it was time to explore other teaching opportunities. 2005 was a successful and exciting year for Jeremy! He was offered the position at HKIS and returned to Hong Kong in August 2005. Also during the summer of 2005, Jeremy married his wife Sylvia, whom he met in Seoul during his time at SFS. Jeremy and Sylvia spent their honeymoon in Costa Rica before coming to Hong Kong to prepare for the school year ahead. After having been back in Hong Kong and at HKIS for almost a year now, Jeremy is extremely happy that he pursued his interest in teaching and living in Asia once again. The rest of the Evans family is doing equally as well. Jeremy’s parents who left Hong Kong for India in 1993, are currently living in Columbus, OH teaching at a private school. Jeremy’s mother (who taught American Studies, AP American History, and Humanities) and father (who was a Counselor) returned to visit Hong Kong in March 2006 after a 13 year absence! They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel ’95, Jeremy’s younger sister, is also returning to Asia with Food for the Hungry, and will be living in Chengdu, China. She can be contacted at email@example.com. So, if you are ever walking through the halls around Tai Tam looking for a Class of ’93er, listen for the “Hey, Mr. Evans….!” and you may well be lead to the doorway of the Humanities department to see a familiar face! Jeremy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and is eager to hear from all his old friends!
In between teaching, Jeremy partnered with a friend to open a club in Greensboro, where he also pursued his interest in the record label industry, serving a stint with a local company called “Second Coming Records”. This was a valuable “real world” experience he feels grateful to have had, although the daily scheduling of events promotion managing a club was extremely hectic, and Jeremy discovered that he preferred spending his time with kids and traveling. In 2000, Jeremy decided that he wanted to seriously pursue teaching overseas, where he spent fifteen of his childhood years, so he actively sought out recruiters for schools based in Asia. As tenacity and timing would have it, he landed at Seoul Foreign School (SFS) and never looked back. While Jeremy taught IB and American history, and Asian Studies at SFS, he also pursued his passion for basketball and coached the Junior Varsity boys team for the five years he spent in Seoul. Being a basketball player himself since the Eighth grade, Jeremy has
Jeremy and family Christmas 2005
HKIS 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND REUNION JUNE 14-19TH, 2007 Help us celebrate this milestone in HKIS History - RSVP now! It is in partnership that the HKIS Alumni Association and the 40th Anniversary Planning Committee announce the HKIS 40th Year Anniversary Reunion. Activities planned include “Walking Tours” around Hong Kong, “Decade Dine-Around” eating at Hong Kong restaurants we once frequented, and much more! For many of you, visiting the Tai Tam and Repulse Bay campuses will be a walk down memory lane. It will also be a chance to see new expansions and additions since you last bounded down the hallways to and from your lockers and classrooms. Please visit http://dragonnet.hkis.edu.hk/reunion/ for the latest information on who is attending, downloading registration forms, and other reunion news.
HKIS Spearheads St. Baldrick’s Day in Hong Kong the recent pictures of Sean in Hong Kong and she said that happy didn’t even begin to describe Jackie’s reaction. First there was a big “Wah!!” and then Jackie pulled everyone within reach over to the computer screen to see the photos. “He was overjoyed”, she said. “Put this story on the website!!” “Send Sean some t-shirts!!” “Print me out those pictures.” Jackie then proceeded back to the movie set with the pictures to show everyone and decided since he could not make it to Delaneys, he would send autographed hats and photographs of himself to be auctioned. Editors Note: Background information on St Baldrick’s Foundation In 1999, three reinsurance executives reminded each other about their proSean Kligler at Delaneys On Tuesday March 21st, 2006 at Delaney’s Bar in Wan Chai, 15 Hong Kong International School employees and students joined a number of brave and goodhearted souls in giving up their hair for the most worthy of causes - childhood cancer research. The event honored Sean Kligler, a 4th grade HKIS student who battled childhood cancer at age five. Sean is better now, though the sad fact is childhood cancer kills more than five
fessional and personal good fortunes and debated how to “give back to society.” They decided to turn the famed St. Patrick’s Day party into a benefit for a good cause. But what could they do that would really turn the heads of their industry colleagues? Since children lose their hair during cancer treatment, it was decided they would shave their heads in return for financial gifts. They planned to raise “US$17,000 on the 17th” of March 2000. Actually that day over US$104,000 was raised! Since that first event, St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised over US$12 Million
children every month in Hong Kong with 120+ new cases each year.
and is the world’s largest fundraiser for childhood cancer research.
Funds raised went to the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) of Hong
funds it contributes are required to go to research in finding a cure for
Kong. An agreement was reached that all funds donated to St. Baldrick’s Foundation will be used to assist major public hospitals in Hong Kong
The St Baldrick’s Foundation has a clearly defined mission in that the childhood cancer or to fund Fellowships to train aspiring researches for careers in pediatric cancer, whereas other foundations spread out the
to perform research and upgrade equipment in pediatric oncology.
funds in many other areas besides research.
Jackie Chan and Sean Kligler
St Baldrick’s Hong Kong website can be viewed at:
In the fall of 2002, Jackie Chan was in New York City on a promotional tour for “The Tuxedo” when he visited Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It was there Mr. Chan met a five year old boy named Sean who was being treated for a rare form of childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. Mr. Chan spent some time talking with Sean and took
http://www.stbaldricks.org/location_detail.asp?citycode=CHHKI06 Jackie Chan’s Website features Sean Kigler: For your reading pleasure, visit www.JackieChan.com and scroll to the bottom of the Home Page and click on the link with the picture of Jackie and Sean.
a photograph with him. Fast forward to three weeks ago when Sean’s Dad Richard - the driving force behind Tuesday’s event - tracked down Jackie Chan’s company in Hong Kong and sent a letter and email to him describing Sean’s battle and his eventual victory. His letter also thanked him for lifting Sean’s spirits during this trying chapter of his life. He went on to state that Sean was happy, healthy and living in Hong Kong. Richard included with the letter the picture of Jackie Chan and Sean in 2002 and recent pictures of a healthy Sean in Hong Kong. The next morning the Senior Vice-President (SVP) of Jackie’s company called and told Richard that Jackie was on location in Kowloon making a movie. When he came back to his office, she set him up for a big surprise. First Jackie read the letter and the SVP showed him the photograph of them at the hospital. Jackie said he clearly remembered Sean from that
Sean and sister, Jill
visit and was happy to hear he was doing well. Then she showed him
Edmond Chen (email@example.com)
David Vaughn (firstname.lastname@example.org) Christy Wendell (email@example.com) Kathy Jean LeBlanc McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Scott Waterman (email@example.com)
Judith Porter Rower (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brad Doyle (email@example.com)
I am currently a housewife and mother of two children, Katie(14) and Blake (12). I left HKIS in January of my Senior year in 1969 to attend the Institut Monte Rosa in Montreux, Switzerland. Michael Swaine (firstname.lastname@example.org): My experience in Hong Kong
generated a lifetime interest in China, which I developed into a career. I studied Chinese and Japanese, with a Ph.D. from Harvard in political science, focuising on China-related politics and security issues. After receiving of my degree, I lived and worked in California for about 15 years, first for a trade and consulting company active in China, but based in San Francisco, followed by over 12 years at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, as a policy researther. While at the RAND Carporation, I made many trips to Asia, wrote many books, reports and briefings on China-related national security issues, and advised the US government these issues. In Fall 2001, I became Senior Associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. I continue to research, write, speak, Chinese and advise the US government on China and Asia-related national security issues. You can find more information on my background and work (and a not-so-good photo) on the Carnegie website, at http://www.ceip.org.com.
Rosemary Garvey (email@example.com) Jill Liddiard Hedenstad (firstname.lastname@example.org) Barbara Schwerdtmann Easton (email@example.com) : How do those kids
keep getting older? Time marches on; I’ve finally gone back to school and finish my coursework for a Masters in Child Development this summer, then I just have the final thesis paper, yuck! I hope to teach college child development courses in the near future and get more people jazzed about how vital the early years are. I get to give grant money away to center and home based child care providers who are continuing their education and professional development! I was looking forward to our 30th reunion and HKIS’s 40th, and my 25th wedding anniversary, but my youngest, Amy, graduates from High School that week. I saw Don Rabe ‘76 on a flight earlier this year and was able to say “Hi” to his mom and dad as well. Those HKIS connections are just so cool! I’m hoping to see Helen Hoenig Stoemmer in May in Tucson; her oldest, Natalie, is there for her senior year of high school and will graduate this year.
On the personal side, I live in rural Maryland on four acres. I never married but I had a child rather late in life with my significant other, Monique. My daughter, Evelynne Fabienne is now two years and six months old, and the delight of my life. Christy McCaskill Wendell (firstname.lastname@example.org) : I am president
and COO of We Build and We Pack Logistics companies in Paris, Texas. I am currently working on the OPM at Harvard Business School, and will graduate in March 2007. I have a 21 year old son attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, majoring in engineering, math & physics. Tamara Mehta(email@example.com) : Just a quick update to say
we are still living in London, England (Chiswick to be exact!). My husband, Atul, works at IBM in their consulting division while our two Akinori Fukue (firstname.lastname@example.org) Wifred Koo (email@example.com)
boys, Jayesh (6) and Kaeden (4) both attend local schools. I’m a stayat-home Mum who spends lots of time volunteering in the classroom, for the PTA, and helping with the upkeep and future planning of our local park. I also hit a few tennis balls around and try to keep up with
Debbie Smiley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
two active young lads! The photo of the boys and me was taken on a recent holiday in Bermuda - a fantastic mid-winter getaway for us!
Lynn Barratt Frau (email@example.com) / (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Over the years I have stayed in regular contact with Barb Shelton Mayben and John Langford, both good friends from the Class of
1977. Barb and John both live in Texas, Dallas and Austin respectively. Prior to moving to London, we lived in Houston so we often find ourselves back there visiting neighbours and friends, and can almost always work in a get-together with John and Barb. I’m still looking
Karen Staniek-Gerhardt (email@example.com)
for other alumni in London so please let me know if you’re out there
Anna Margarette Agell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and want to get together! I’m hoping to make it to the HKIS reunion
Bob Nolan (Robert.Nolan@chp.edu): Hi, I’ve been living in Mars, Penn-
in Hong Kong in 2007.
sylvania for the last ten years with my wife, Audrey, my daughter, Courtnie, and my son John. I’d love to hear from my old classmates. May you be happy, healthy and living your life in ease. Michael Harshfield (email@example.com): Not sure if I updated
you since my move from ICOA, Inc. to Reactrix Systems, Inc. which is a company specializing in Interactive Digital Media. This is a whole new advertising medium that results in unaided recall rates in excess of 60%, 24 hours after either seeing or interacting with the system. I continue to live in Chicago while commuting to the Bay Area, as well as other locations around the country. My family has adjusted to my travel schedule and the girls are growing rapidly - taking Chinese Tamara and sons, Jayesh and Kaeden
lessons twice a week as well as Spanish and of course Kindergarten. I recently caught up with John Brooks who is attending Michigan State University Medicare school - we had only communicated sporadically
Richard Grayson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Richael Eric Eichelberger (email@example.com)
Keneth Koo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Kerry Gallagher-Hincka (email@example.com):
I have been married for 18 years, have four four kids, and am still trying to get back to Hong Kong for a visit! Great memories! My sister Susan ‘78 and brother Donnie ’84 would love to hear from any of their old friends too! Cindy Allen (altehexus@yahoo.
over the last 25 years and finally had an opportunity to see each other face to face, including meeting his wonderful wife Gwen and their very well behaved son, Lucas (2). Looking forward to being at the reunion in Boston in August! Our class has new babies! Elizabeth (Keenan) Johnson and hubbie had two very welcome additions to their family on January 24, 2006: Twins Keenan Alex and Jack Jeffry. As you can tell from their picture below the two little boys are healthy and handsome. Elizabeth reports that she is “over the moon” with happiness over her wonderful babies. (Elizabeth and husband are pictured below).
com) : My daughter Bijou, was
born on Halloween, 2005. The photo was taken at Mayan ruin Xtambo in Mexico where we were escaping the cold this February. I’ve led a very full life, but for all of my myriad experiences, motherhood beats them all. Bijou
Bijou and Cindy, Xtambo, Mexico
and I reside with her father in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where I’ve been living and working in the communications field since 1998. Maybe we’ll see you in Hong Kong next year! Patrick Pang (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jonathan Lutz (email@example.com)
C’Anne (Moore) Wofford has been living in Heidelberg, Germany for approximately two years, barely an hour away from Karen Staniek-Gerhardt. C’Anne was at HKIS from 7th to 9th grade, after which she moved back to the U.S. She’s lived all over the states, from Florida to California and much in between before her husband Mark was transferred to Germany. C’Anne also has two gorgeous children, 9 and 5 years old.
Denise Coon Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org) : I am currently attending
Greg Furstner writes from Prairie Village, Kansas, where he lives
Illinois Central College, with a majour in Horticultural Sciences. Last
now after moving around a lot through business and six years in the
semester (Fall 2005), I received placement on the President’s Honours
army as a helicopter pilot. Greg attended HKIS from 6th through 8th
List for Distinguished Academic Achievement for a perfect 4.0 GPA. I
grades. Check out his website: Ikesteronline.com for pictures and
am employed at D.A. Hoerr and Sons, Inc. (this is a nursery/landscape
more of Greg .
business) in Horticultural Sales and Design Consultation. Aloha!
Naomi Greenberg lives in California with her husband of five years.
Margot Hamel Sheila Baker Gujrae(email@example.com)
The class of 1982 is gearing up for our 25th reunion next year! While I know there is a big bash in Hong Kong for HKIS’s 40th anniversary, I did an informal survey while at the all-class reunion in San Francisco in 2004 and most people were in favor of having a class reunion stateside in 2007 in addition to the Hong Kong reunion. If you are a member of the class of 82 (or a “might-as-well-be-the-class-of-82,” as I do have some other folks on my e-mail list), please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can keep you apprised of our plans. As for Hass news, Kari Black lives in Westchester County, New York, and has two daughters, Addison (11) and Morgan (9). She recently received her master’s degree in childhood education and is working at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle. She says she met alum Todd Wong ‘81 on a chairlift at Stratton Mountain (VT) a few years ago and got reconnected with the HKIS network through him. Thanks, Todd! I found Bruce Casler ‘84. He is living in Hawaii after going to the University of Michigan, then living in Oregon and Washington for about 15 years. He also lived in a few other western states for a spell, after which he moved to Midway Atoll for 3 years. He now lives on the North Shore of Oahu. Michael O’Keefe found him Bruce Ciu Via the website for Bruce’s martial arts academy, Arnis International (http://arnisinternational. com/_wsn/page2.html). As of press time, I do not have Bruce’s update to share with you, but I will have something for you next time. Thanks for finding him, Michael. I found Kyle Edlund via Kelvin Limm’79 ’s Dragon’s Lair website (http://leadcommander.com/cgi-bin/YaBB_HKIS/YaBB.pl). Kyle is living in southern California. He has been married for ten years now to Cari and is running an Asian subsidiary company in the U.S. Thanks for maintaining that site, Kelvin. I was very psyched to find Kyle there. Shaival Kapadia is living in Richmond, VA. His kids are now 7 and 5. He enjoys reading the HKIS Alumni magazine whenever he gets it. He says he “cannot imagine it has been that long since we were there.” No kidding. Anna Martinson writes: “Wow, I spent a very memorable four months at HKIS in the fall of 1980 (Junior year). Unbelievably, I’m still in school, currently as a doctoral candidate (i.e., ABD) at Indiana University, although I’m living in St. Paul, Minnesota where I’m a visiting scholar with the Internet Studies Center through the Rhetoric Department at the University of Minnesota. More info available at my very old school webpage: <http://mypage.iu.edu/~amartins> and another infrequently updated blog:
Stacy Mock Walker with husband Mark, son Reed, and daughter Alex
Stacy Mock Walker writes (email@example.com) :“After living in Houston, and San Antonio, my family moved to Frisco, Texas in April of 2000. We have an 11 year old daughter, Alex, and a 9 year old son, Reed. My husband, Mark and I, are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this year. “I got my alternate teaching certificate in 2001, and have been teaching middle school ever since then in Frisco. I also earned my Master’s Degree in High Education in Summer 2004. “Our most exciting news is that we are going to Hong Kong this summer and the kids and I are staying there for two whole months! My parents moved back to Hong Kong in March of 2005, so we’ll have the chance to stay and visit with them. Mark, however, will only be able to join us for a couple of weeks. Please contact me if any of you will be there this summer. I would love to catch up on old times. Michael O’Keefe is living in Washington, D.C. He attended HKIS for fourth, fifth, and sixth grades (six out of his nine siblings went to HKIS).
grade, Michael and his family left Hong Kong and moved to Connecticut. Michael is married to Susan and they have three children.
Maeve, Dylan, and Quinn O’Keefe
Lee Terrill left Hong Kong in the summer of 1978 and his
Anita LAU-McElvane (firstname.lastname@example.org) : We moved to Ha-
family moved to Jacksonville Florida. They then moved to Warren
waii on the 31st December, 2005 just in time to ring in the new year
Township in New Jersey where he completed high school.
Hawaii style. It’s been quite difficult adjusting to life on the islands
then went to the University of Hartford, and finally attended DeVry
after living in the Bay Area for the last seven years. Even though we
Technical Institute and received his Technician’s Certificate.
are technically still living in America, most days I feel as if I’m liv-
After some time in Japan and Korea, Lee moved to Rockville, MD
ing in Asia!! During the second week of our arrival, I caught up with
for a new job and ended up back in Korea and Japan again. Lee is
Kaori Matsumoto who moved here a little less than a year ago. It
now based in Japan and has been traveling to Korea and Taiwan for
was nice seeing her after 22 years, though she claims she saw me in
his new job. Lee married Kiyomi six years ago and they are enjoying
Hong Kong about ten years ago
their life together, although he travels so much that he doesn’t get to
(I don’t recall her visit)!!
see her enough.
If anyone is planning to visit
Greg Wilcox is on our radar screen again. He left Hong Kong in 1981 and moved to Arizona. He is now living in Weatherford, Texas, 25 miles west of Fort Worth and works as an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin. He has four children – two boys and two
girls – ages 18, 16, 12, and Greg Wilcox (right) in front of the first Joint Striker he helped design 11.
Tim & Marilyn Westergren, with Katey (in the tree), Sarah and Hannah on New Year’s Day in Santander, Spain
the Honolulu area, make sure to look us up! We can be reached via email or anyone can reach me via cell phone (650) 9967300. It would be lovely to see some familiar faces!!
Anita (left) and Kaori (right)
Virginia Todd: The company that I have been working for, MBNA America Bank, has just been acquired by Bank of America. As a result, job security has been a concern. I bought my own house in April 2005. My little dog ToTo and I are very comfortable here. I’m still doing a lot of dancing; I’ll be participating in my third ballroom competition in Baltimore in June of 2006. Wish me luck!
Dressing up as Dorothy & Toto for Virginia with dance instructor Brain Halloween
Brott Rossuck (email@example.com) Ann Huse (firstname.lastname@example.org): I feel gratified to have attended HKIS:
the students were so much more mature and openminded than those I
Michael James Taylor (email@example.com)
met in college. I’d love to hear from other HKIS people out there so we
Lori Delahunty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
can have dim sum in New York!
Christi Riversocorro (email@example.com) :Wow! 20 years already?!
John Nolan (firstname.lastname@example.org): I am a Sports/outdoors journalist, and
married to Laura, a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. We have a 2-year-old son, Andrew. I fondly recall my three years at HKIS -- some of the best times of my life. My brother Bob (or Robert) left in 10th grade and would have been in the class of ‘81. I was sick when my family moved back to the states. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
I CAN’T believe it! Didn’t we just graduate last summer?...Anyway, I’m sure the reunion was a blast! As for moi, I’ve been married for ten years now and have two very active boys; Jon-jon (nine years old) and Sam (three years old below). After produating from college, I travelled a bit then moved back to HK for work. Three years ago, we left it all for the Philippines and currently live in Manila. Its a drastic change... the lifestyle, food, culture, but hey, who’s complaining?!! Standard of living here is relatively cheaper than Hong Kong! My two boys keep me busy so I am a work-at-home mom for a realty
Pattie Bossany Gordon (email@example.com) James Hamel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
company. Soon, I hope, to open a children’s play center with tutorial services for preschoolers...provided a financial partner comes along... he..he!
We try to go back to Hong Kong as often as possible because we still have family and friends living there. I keep in touch with Eugenia and if
Francine Jacome (email@example.com): As many of you may know
I’m lucky with Wendy too, but its been a while since we last saw each
by now, the reigns of our 20-year reunion have been handed over to
other. I hope to see you guys and other fellow classmates soon in my next
Christine Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org). Russ Needels, Janice Walter
visit to Hong Kong...And oh, Caroline, congrats on your solo exhibit! I
and Tracey Lesher-Limone are also on the organizing committee and are
heard it went well!
doing a great job. Looks like the reunion in Las Vegas will be a blast.
If any of you visit Manila, do look me up. I look forward to our next
Please note as well that the date has been changed to the last weekend in
gathering and hope to see many old friends from our awesome class of
September. I’ve been very busy with home and business responsibilities
and haven’t been able to keep up as much with my former classmates. I hope to be able to make it to the reunion to catch up with everyone and swap life stories! My son, Nicholas, recently had his third birthday. My, how fast they grow! Have a wonderful summer and happy travels to those who’ll be taking some time out of town.
Jon-Jon and Sam Prince Mohammed A. Mohammed (email@example.com): I attended
HKIS in Grade three in 1976 and returned to Nigeria, where I continued my education. I later studied law at Bayero University, Kano Nigeria. I am married and currently live in Keffi my home town some 50klm from Abuja, Nigeria’s new capital city. It is a blessed country, with abundant of mineral resources, with huge population of about 150 million people. I would love to hear from my fellow classmates!
Francine and Nicholas
Christine Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tim Michael (email@example.com) : My wife Kathy, son Cole, daughter
Gareth Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nora and I have returned to Taiwan. It is my fifth time living here since I
Jeffrey Tsai (email@example.com)
was five years old, so I think I am finally taking the hint from above about where our work lies. I teach eigth and ninth grade Language Arts and seventh grade Bible at Morrison Academy’s Kaohsiung campus. I will finally be pursuing my masters degree this summer, spending a quarter in residence in Beijing. Though I look forward to passing through Hong Kong this summer, I must miss the reunion because of my studies. Have a blast, everyone!
have a daughter, Sienna who attends a bilingual English Chinese school in New Year. After HKIS, I attended Cornell University for my B.A., and
internet start up www.igougo.com, I also saw Pamela Mar ‘87 who lives
and I am thrilled that I am able to offer my
interpretation of what it may have been like
Erin Cullen Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org): I recently was
to have actually been present during an Elvis
travelled through Asia and Australia on business (I work at Microsoft
concert. I structure my shows after what you
as the international PR manager for Windows). On my stop in Sydney,
might have seen in an Elvis concert towards
Monique Disney flew with her boyfriend from Melbourne to visit and
the later 70’s. Please visit : http://www.theel-
meet my husband who was along for part of the trip as well. It was great
vislegacy.com/ for further information and Brad as ‘Elvis’
Mariano, Robert, Dinglasan III (email@example.com): I’ll be moving to
Shanghai within the year then getting married, so 2006 will be somewhat
tic Grove Press. It is a biography of Madame Chiang Kai Shek Life. We
I saw Tony Chen ‘90 who lives in New York, and is the founder of an
been an Elvis fan for the majority of my life
of a major life change.
wife, Laura Tyson will have a book published in October 2006 by Atlan-
ESSEC (in Paris) for my MBA.
Brad Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org): I have
Ricky Li (email@example.com): I am currently working as the Director of
Asia Sales for LeSportsac. Before that I was at HSBC, Dior and YSL. My
to see her as our last reunion was in St. John with Eva Champagne and Carissa Fortino! I had not been back to Hong Kong since 1980 when we moved back to Seattle! It certainly has changed but I loved it and would move back in a heart beat, truly it is a beautiful city.
Rekha and Pat Erin and her husband at the Repulse Bay Hotel, Hong Kong Betty Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mr. & Mrs. Richard Liu (email@example.com): Hi everyone! I have been Prescille Chu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
living in Colorado since graduating from HKIS. I am married and a proud
Margaret Wadhwani (email@example.com)
father of a one year-old boy named Hunter. My wife, Jennifer, is a labor
Debby Tuck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and delivery nurse and I am employed as a chemist with a pharmaceutical company in Boulder, Colorado. Yu Sik Hong(email@example.com): I go by Douglas now, but
Michael Thompson (no email given) Angela Stich Easterwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jennifer Fresco (email@example.com) Heather Fierce (firstname.lastname@example.org): Pat Bauman ‘88 came to visit Rekha
Kaula (‘88), Brooke Fierce Bronner ‘90 and Heather Fierce last week. Pat has been residing in London for the past 3 years and is loving every
still respond to Yu Sik. Long time friends still call me Yu Sik. A recap on some of the big milestones of my life. In April 2002 I married Hae Jin Kang. We have a son named Min Yung, who was born in June 2004. We currently live and work in Singapore, but business frequently takes me back to Hong Kong and Seoul. If you are in any of these cities please look me up! My number that roams in all GSM areas is 65 9180 3933 and my Korean number 82 11 9981 6688.
second of it. The rest of us live in Washington DC. Photo of our reunion below!
Brooke, Pat, and Brooke’s daughter Yu Sik, Min Yung, and Hae Jin
Kristina Torrado Gallagher (kristi. email@example.com): I
ried Major Daniel Gallagher, US Army in June 2005 in San Diego, CA. We will be setting up home in Savannah, Georgia in August 2006! Kristina and Daniel
Christine Rio Gaxiola (firstname.lastname@example.org) Heath Michael Van Luchene (email@example.com) Desmond Chu (firstname.lastname@example.org) Angela Teng (email@example.com) Asha Balasubramanian Seshan (firstname.lastname@example.org): After graduating
from Harvard in 1995, I went on to the University of Chicago to get a Masters in International Relations. After graduation, I worked for Ernst & Young LLP’s Strategic Advisory Sevices group in Chicago and New York, followed by nearly two years at an online marketing start-up based in San Francisco. I got married in 1997. I have been living in Pittsburgh, PA since August 2000.My husband is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. I am now a stay-at-home mother of two boys -- Sanjay who is three years old and Arvind who is one. I have lost touch with most of my classmates so it would be good to hear from you again!
The Collard Family Liz and Katherine Liz McCauley Collard (HKLIZ@yahoo.com): Hello friends! We just
welcomed our first child, Katherine Evelyn Collard into the world on January 1, 2006 (not Chinese New Year I’m afraid!). We are all doing well and enjoying every new day. I’m living in Port Washington, NY Feel free to drop me a line! Kelly McConnell (email@example.com): Hello there! On November
11, 2005, my husband Jeff and I had our first child - a son named Liam. At birth, he weighed a small 10 pounds 2 ounces (ouch!), and he was worth every minute of my crazy delivery! :) We are thrilled to have this new addition in our lives. We are still living in Toronto Canada Although I am on maternity leave right now, I am still employed at an international NGO called Right To Play (www.righttoplay.com). Liam, Kelly, and Jeff Charlie Soule (firstname.lastname@example.org): It’s been a while since I checked in with the HKIS community, but I have managed to pay a few visits to Tai Tam in the nearly fifteen years since graduation, most recently in December, 2005. The place looks as impressive as ever. I have been living in New York City for the past ten years, including a stint at Columbia Law School, many different bands, two novels, the start of a music composition business (www. soulemusic.com), my own law practice (primarily immigration - feel free to touch base if you ever have any questions concerning the ever-frustrating US immigration system.) Most importantly, the NYC years saw the extremely
Sanjay and Arvind at Disney World
welcome addition to my life of my wife, Amy. A third member of the family will show up this May, perhaps even by the time this edition of Dragon Tales
Timothy Chen (email@example.com) Lain David McGlashan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
sees press. Basically, all is very well, and I hope the same is true for my fellow classmates and alumni.
Katy Curties Jensen (email@example.com): My husband Dennis and I are
living in Atlanta and still love it after seven years. It is now home. I took “early retirement” and am now a stay at home mom. Connor, our son, just turned three. Our newest arrival, Madison, was born last March and is 11 months old. So our hands are full and we are having a great time! Nancy Weintraub Randall with children Loith Hannah and Jake
Word from the reliable sources (Lyman and Shoumitro) describe a Timothy Gregg (firstname.lastname@example.org) Amy Ruhter McMillan (email@example.com) Shoumes Goswami writes: Spencer Chiu (‘93) tells me he’s still a striker
in the purest sense as he’s notching up goals in a weekend soccer league now that he has reunited with former A Grade Soccer team-mates Henry Chien (‘92), Pravesh Narain (‘92), and Howard Tang (‘94). Their most recent recruit is Lyman Doyle, who moved back to Hong Kong after graduating from Columbia Business School. They complete against 10 other teams and are currently in fifth place in there. Lyman is working with his Dad and though he lives in Hong Kong, he spends a lot of his
scene of a stuttering Tim Gregg mouthing an utter refusal to introduce his HKIS buddies to his fiancee in fear of compromising his impending marriage. Turns out Tim subscribed to some good old revisionist history by spinning his high school achievements (or lack of) into a mish-mash of heroic stories of championing local community service, environmental protection, and civic think tanks. Apparently many things have”changed” since Tim’s old days of strange obsessions with muscular men in Conan and the Barbarian movies, his constant whining, and his not-so secret crushes on many members of the HKIS student body .
time in Shanghai and New York. Josh Goldberg has also moved back to Asia finally admitting to his Chinese roots. He is with the State Department up in Shen Yang. Josh got married last year and his wife Amy is working on permanently moving to China to be with him. Over Christmas break a number of people met up at Tiffany Yip’s wedding which was held at the Repulse Bay. Spencer was not invited and is still feeling jilted, but all the others who made it had a great time. Ozer Onkal came back to Hong Kong for the first time since graduation. The HKIS table had Lyman, Ozer, Angela Lee, Emily Ma, Miki Maruko and Shoumitro Goswami. Ozer was torn between the Turkish contingent and his HKIS roots – we all know where his true loyalties lie. Tiffany’s cousin Jeff Liu ’93 was there as well. He is married and
Tim and Nina Gregg, October 15th, 2005.
works for HSBC and his wife is an architect. From the Class of ’94, Sharifah Abukhary was there and continues to be the life of every party. We don’t want to mention names….Sharifah…but the photographs do reveal crazy debauchery. We would ask people to please not dip their fingers in the chocolate fountains in the future….Mrs. Yip. Tiffany, thanks for throwing a great party.
Spencer Chiu, Josh Goldberg, Ms. Talbot, and Mr. Handrich in Ms. Talbot’s apartment. Josh Goldberg spent a weekend in Hong Kong and somehow we ended up waking Ms. Talbot from her afternoon nap on Sunday and barged into her apertment for a little chat along with Mr. Handrich
Tiffany’s wedding, picture are (left to right): Susan, Tiffany, Ozer, Sharifah, and Shoumitro Manesh Balani continues to live in Dubai where his business keeps reaching target after target. His business trips now involve him ‘holidaying’ in the south of Spain with his girlfriend. Speaking of business success, David Souza and Adrian Liang have sold the business they started together a few years ago. We have not heard from them since and believe both are sitting on a beach somewhere thinking up their next venture. Pankaj Bengani who lives in San Francisco is expecting his first child with his wife Leena. Vinit Dutt, with young son in tow and his wife as well as Pat Liu are all well.
Ozer Onkal, Spencer Chiu, Shoumitro Goswami, and Lyman Doyle. Ozer stopped by Hong Kong in January with a full beard and appetite for Hong Kong nightlife. Spencer, Shoumitro and Lyman were all out in force to show Ozer a good time
Tiffany Bissey Michal Fisher Pemper (firstname.lastname@example.org) Norman Ho (email@example.com)
Well, it’s been awhile since the last 1994 report was submitted, so here goes.....our Hong Kong contingent seems to be growing rapidly with several new additions to the crew within the past year: Michelle Hoeppner, Sharifah Albukhary, Michael Johnson, and Jehan Chu just to name a few! Rumor has it that Howard Tang and his posse are taking over the PR world with publications for castor wheels (you know those hospital wheels, hot dog cart wheels, and desk wheels?!). Howard’s been posting his name all over the Hong Kong PR firms as he takes over the industry with his entrepreneurial efforts. Among other successful
Uzma Farman, Sharifah Albukhary, Rupal Sankalia,
94ers, Jonathan Zeman has taken over Lan Kwai Fong as the new LKF
and Hunt Smith in New York City, August 2005
Mogul, while also blossoming his real-estate dealings in Thailand; he does find time to occasionally present himself at the weekly Dragon-I
Recent visitors to Hong Kong have
model nights when he’s not busy building his empire. Aspiring film
been Kate Elliott, who returned to
director and cinematographer, Hannah Soule, supplements her glam-
Sydney about six years ago, after
orous Hollywood lifestyle with projects at the Bloomingdale’s Bridal
college in San Diego, CA and a brief
Registry Department in Boston, where she constantly seeks fresh new
teaching stint in Seoul, Korea. Asia-
actresses for upcoming flicks...anyone interested in auditions can con-
Pacific residents also include Kevin
tact Hannah directly.
Wee, who returned to Singapore after
Speaking of flourishing entertainers, Rizwan Farooqi, founder and lead
leaving HKIS in 1989. He served in
singer of local Hong Kong band, King Lychee, just returned from a
the mandatory Singapore Army pro-
Eastern European Tour where he and band members toured a handful of
gram for two and a half years before
cities including Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czeck Republic. Check it
getting married and is the proud father
all out at: http://www.kinglychee.com/newsite.htm King Lychee aims
of a two-year son! Kevin has changed
to increase social awareness of Hong Kong’s disparity between the rich
his ‘do’ over the years, and finally
and poor, as well as how the elderly are affected by the social security
settled on this.
(or lack thereof) system. Ramez Sheikh, former Class of 1994 President, is flying with the likes of Minnie and Mickey Mouse these days, in the Buena Vista International Television department of The Walt Disney Company. A fair amount of 94ers make up the New York contingent - Rupal Sankalia, Uzma Farman, Charmion (Mugar) Freifeld, Brian Aldridge, Alison Overholt, although there is one defector: Michael Johnson was on his return voyage to Hong Kong, right in time for the Rugby Sevens this March/April 2006. Michael was accompanied by his bodyguard, Jim Martin, who was in town for some Sevens action as well. Current New York resident, Miles Neale couldn’t stay away even after a twoyear stint in San Francisco where he received his PhD in psychology, Dr. Neale is available for appointments to help you sort out your life problems at any time... Other San Francisco residents include Caroline Wagar (and her sister Vanessa Wagar ‘90 has been in San Francisco for several years), who is with Levi Strauss & Co.’s advertising team. Caroline attended Robynn (Tokuyama) D’Onofrio’s wedding in Vail, Colorado in February 2005, along with Tiffany Bissey, and Debbie (Hill) Swanson. Robynn and her husband continue to live in Colorado, although Robynn travels extensively around the US with her work at Accenture.
Kevin’s new ‘do’
Chris Toomer recently left Yogyakarta, Indonesia to become Head of School in Jayapura, West Papua at a district school, and is currently fighting off the rebels in what seems to be the never ending Indonesian civil war....David Leventhal is based in Athens, Greece at his US State Department posting as Technological Engineer, enjoys his jaunts around Europe to explore the kebab stands of the region. He has met up with Caroline Gazeley, Faith Fischer, Lauren Castellari, and Stephanie Marks during his travels. The December holiday season saw lots of familiar faces pass through town for Tiffany Yip’s ‘93 wedding at the Repulse Bay at the end of December. A beautiful event, with a guest list inclusive of a mini-reunion: Ozer Onkal ‘93, Lyman Doyle ‘93, Angela Lee Sullivan ‘93, Emily Ma ‘93, Sharifah Albukhary, Miki Maruko ‘93, and Shoumitro Goswami ‘93. Erin Tarbuck Affleck (firstname.lastname@example.org): Greetings from Vancouver, BC! My husband Dan and I celebrated the birth of our first child on October 11, 2005. Our daughter Willow was born a full two weeks late, and weighed in at just under ten pounds (and yes, with a full head of red hair). We are enjoying parenthood immensely, and Willow is keeping us very busy. I’m currently on leave from my teaching position, but miss my work and student a great deal. The grass is always greener...
I am also happy to report that Marcie Holloman got married last year to a great guy named Nate Hill. She and the lucky man are now living near San Francisco, and by all accounts are having a great time. And on
the note of weddings, congrats to Mike Smith, Ginger Tong and their
Sara Dallaire (Sara.email@example.com).
respective spouses, who also were married last year.
Fahd Bial Hakim (firstname.lastname@example.org). Jennifer Doman (email@example.com) Fredrik Samant (firstname.lastname@example.org) : I am a European Marketing
Manager with Sony, based in the UK. This fall I will start studying for an MBA at London Business School. My brother, Victor Samanta ‘04 is currently studying engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Victor wants to thank HKIS for introducing him to basketball, which he has continued to play ever since, and most recently for the Swedish under 18s national team. Katherine Cho (email@example.com): Ten years ago, at the end
of November 1995, a group of approximatedly 20 students went on a trip to Taipei, Taiwan, (together as organized by Mandarin teacher Mrs. Joyce Ranieri). The purpose of the trip was for the students to make practical use of classroom topics. We enjoyed the trip so much that a Erin, Willow, and Dan.
handful of us, Iris Yeung , Jason Pau, Joanne Chow ‘97, and Katherine Cho, ended up being great buddies. Even today, we still sometimes joke about things from the trip. For memories’ sake, we made a special trip
Christie Faith Yih (firstname.lastname@example.org) David Cheng (email@example.com
to Taipei together again--exactly ten years later! Some even brought significant others to share the experience. It was great for us to catch up and re-live old times. We still cannot believe that it has been ten years!
Left to right: Howard Chang, Justina Wong, Alisa Ng, Jonathan Shih, Jason Young and Stanley Ting, December 29, 2005 in Hong Kong. Rachael (Thompson) Bachleda (firstname.lastname@example.org):
I currently live in New York City with her husband Simon; we moved back to New York from Colorado last February. We met at the University of Colorado and were married in August 2003 in Aspen, Colorado.
Photo taken on November 26, 1995. From left to right: Joanne Chow, Jason Pau, Katherine Cho, Iris Yeung
I work at Cantillon Capital Management (a hedge fund) and Simon works for Eos Partners (a private equity firm). We love being in New York and would love to connect with other HKIS alumni. My sister, Hilary ‘00, is also living in New York. Her roommate Sarah Hempstead also attended HKIS. My mom contirmes to work at the Dragon Shop.
Photo taken exactly ten years later on November 26, 2005. Richael and Simon
same sequence as above
Cheryl Yip (email@example.com)
Josephine Chiang (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Australia Geographical Class Agent)
Sarah Yeung (email@example.com)
Timothy Lo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Meghan Sullivan Smith (email@example.com) Lisan Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Victor Yeung (email@example.com) Gregory K. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org): 2005-2006 has been an excit-
Kiwan Chung (email@example.com) George Liao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ing year for me - lots of changes, and some great opportunities. On
Eleanor Shing (email@example.com)
October 9th 2005, I ran in my second Chicago Marathon - I was happy
Carman Tong (firstname.lastname@example.org): I work in New York City in
with my finishing time, but I was disappointed to be beaten by the
Public Relations for New York University and my best friend Sarah
Kenyans once again. This year I am hoping for a change in venue; I
works in accounting in Washifiaton DC at the eh DCAA-CSC Resi-
have re-enrolled (and will hopefully run) in the 2006 ING New York
City Marathon. I look forward to seeing many of you cheering alongside the race course. In November I decided to move to Boston on a whim (I packed up my apartment in Chicago, and quit my job with BearingPoint in under one month). Although there aren’t many HKIS alumni in the Boston area, I am happy to report that I live only four blocks away from another HKIS alumnus: Doug Massey. I don’t see Doug very often, but its comforting to know that HKIS alumni are EVERYWHERE. In January I started as an experienced consultant with Accenture. Travel is still a very large influence in my life; in fact I commute between Boston and San Francisco on a weekly basis. Despite my heavy flight schedule (apparently flying 5,400 miles a week isn’t enough for me), I am flying to Italy at the end of March to backpack around
Carman Tong and Sarah Zimmerman
Central Europe (Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic) for three weeks. During my travels, I plan on meeting up with Albi
Theresa Cheng (email@example.com)
Lovison for a beer, and getting some ‘real’ exposure to Italian living. I look forward to hearing from many of you soon - drop me a line! Mr. Zachary Soehl Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org): I am currently
Lauren Elizabeth Tanner (email@example.com)
teaching at Taejon Christian International School in South Korea. This
David Munho Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is my fourth year here and I am the Head of the Science department this year. I am currently teaching physics and IB SL physics. I have
Michelle Emma Jones (email@example.com)
been married for four years and just became a father in November of 2005.
Meghan Smith Heidmann (firstname.lastname@example.org): I was married
on October 29, 2005 in Hilton Head, SC, My sister Darcy Smith ‘99 was the Maid of Honor and my sister Ashley Smith ‘04 was a brides-
Angela Ho (email@example.com) Bob Pan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Andrew Chan (email@example.com)
maid. My husband and I live in Chandler, Arizona where we just re-
Atsuyuki Fujinuma (firstname.lastname@example.org): Just graduated from Hitotsub-
cently purchased our first home. We have also just learned that we are
ashi University in Japan and has entered the diplomatic world, so he will
expecting our first child in November of this year! Married life has
be traveling a lot, He returned to HKIS for a visit this Spring. He may be
been wonderful and we are now extremely excited to start our family.
back for the 40th Anniversary if he is in the region.
I would love to hear from anyone, please e-mail me! Brian Street (email@example.com): I am currently working as an
attorney in Orlando, Florida, having completed law school in May 2005. I was married in August of 2004 to my wife, Diane. My brother, Patrick ‘02, also attended HKIS, and will graduate from the University of Portland, this May. Jenny Selvidge (firstname.lastname@example.org): I will graduate from
the University of Kansas with an MSEd (Masters of Science in Education) with an ESL emphasis, in August 2006.
Atsuyuki at the Middle School
Rachel Koehneke: Rachel will graduate from St. Olaf College this May with Majors in Social Work and Asian Studies, and a Minor in Mandarin. In August 2006 she will begin a 12-16 month volunteer position with LCMS World Mission in Kunming, China, serving as a Community Development Worker. Following in the able steps of another HKIS grad, Michelle Hoeppner ‘94, Rachel will be working with residents of Yunnan Province through various projects with the goal being to the stardard of living. In addition to complet-
Andy and V.J. Satharay, Dean/Humanities
ing her studies this spring, Rachel is also raising US $15,000 by 31 May to support this “labor of love.”
Timothy Chang (email@example.com) Kristen Chin(firstname.lastname@example.org) . Candace Ho (email@example.com)
Daniel (Dan) Humsi : Daniel is graduating from Fayetteville-Manlius (Upstate NY) High School June of 2006 and he will be attending Kansas University this coming Fell 2006. Dan attended HKIS in 1996 to 1999.
Jane Sit (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amy Easton (email@example.com) Nicholas Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) Andrew Condon (email@example.com): Andy was one of the students who took part in the Pattaya orphanage, Thailand Interim in March 2004. After graduation Andy went to NYU and decided to take a year out so he could volunteer for six months at the Pattaya orphanage. At the end March 2006, he completed his six months and was able to meet with our new group of Interim students. He shared his experiences with the students and spoke about all he has learned. It was wonderful to have him there as he served as an excellent role model to our students.
Faculty and Staff News Dave Kohl (DKohl@cu-portland.edu) : High School from art faculty 1973-1980 has just published an extensive history of the Portland (Oregon) gay and lesbian community. His church, Metropolitan Community Church, is one of 300 congregations around the world with a special ministry to sexual minority Christians. This is the church where the 2002 HKIS worship service was held at. He wrote the 430 page book in time for the church’s 30th anniversary in January 2006. The work begins with the construction of their 1909 Arts & Crafts church building, dedicated by then US President William Howard Taft. The majority of the book deals with the community as it encountered prejudice, the AIDS situation, and various local and national political issues. With over 750 photos, the book is a fundraiser for the church’s remodeling project, sells for US $24.95, and can be ordered through www.acuriousandpeculiarpeople.org Check out the website for a good photo of the book cover! Jim Holland, who taught math in High School during the 1971-1972 school year recently passed away at the age of 55. During his time at HKIS, he worked as a student teacher for Paul Caritopn, the head of the Math Department. Judy Porter Rower ‘75 was one of his favourite students. His brother William Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org) who resides in New York shared this sad news with us; please join the entire HKIS community to express our condolences for Jim passing.
Alumni Office Graduate Contact List The Alumni Office has the following graduating students on its list, if you know the contact details of anyone in your class year who is not listed herein, please let us know by emailing email@example.com 1968 Andrew Yau
Major Andrew Ostroumoff
Chap. Richard K. Hum
Ben Wu Cheryl Mushett Chris Johnson Edmond Chen Edward Lui Erick Mache Ginny Hadinoto Glenny Hadinoto Harry Waddell Jan Blair Jan Terwillinger Jane Wong
Karen von Behren Mindy Gooch
Philip Brewin Cheney
Rev. Blair Truett Carlson
Hilda Malaihollo Kathie Booth Kathy McCarthy
David Carl Christian Mickey Pendraat
Margo Bordwell Maria Cristina Del Rosario
Margie Hornbostel Patricia Gilhooly
Paul Dunn Jr.
L. Gail Gould
Elizabeth Von Behren
Wan-san Susan Lam
Cynthia Gustine Noriyuki Hachiuma Katherine Kelly Yolanda King
Steve Tsui (Zee)
Corwin Boake III
Valmere Lynne Kasala Victoria Sue Bonner
Won Yong Lee
Eric Brackmann Frances Liddiard
Richard Scott Henry
Pedro Lobo Julia Locke Steven Logan Lisa Luk Wayne MacCoy Robert Mache Terrence Moy Amy Munn Deirdre Murphy Anne Olenik Vera Ong Mary Jane Patterson
Edward Archambaud-Chao Wilfred Loh Alan Au
Manuel Michalowski Brad Moy
1973 Talmadge Albertson Patrick Allen Gary Anderson Jonathan Ballou *Lynn Barratt Kris Bliss Robert Boake Gerhard Bochow John Bordwell
Roberta Hickcox Donna Kaddourah Naomi Kaner Diane Kasala Margaret Koon Mike Koyama Tina Kwok Joseph Lampe Cara Laughlin Elizabeth Leeper Daphne Lemaire Theodore Leung Marianne Lee Vincent Li
Paul Butcher III
Margaret Cummins Raul Pangilinan
Shik Ming Chow
Kadambari Divakaran Phyllis Saibel
Marshall Shimasaki Beth Garvey
Kwok Hon Sung
Lilian Tantosubroto Charles Hoffmann
Jim Templeton III
Chi Tai Hong
John Dewenter III
Jon Von Behren
Kit Ping Tang
Evelyn Wai Sung
Eric Y.C. Lee
Candace Latendresse Pam Wu
Paul Van Alstyne
Martha Ann Goudey James Slaton
1977 Grant Abel Leslie Addis Charles Anderer Leslie Baker Pip Bass Allison Bell Mary Blessington Steve Bordwell Barbara Brown Thomas Burkard Susan Burr Kimberly Busacker Daniel Byrne Nancy Carrero Mark Champeau Michele Champeau Tony Chau Debi Chiao Lois Christian Peter Chworowsky Sheryl Davis Kathy Dewenter Bruce Doolittle Lisa Dufresne Barbara Easton Lisa Eu Linda Ferren Colleen Fogarty Quentin Fong
Richard Van Dusen
Carol Ann Patterson
*Richard Eichelberger Marty Pigg
Jane Anne Mcgregor Liza Yeung
Mark Weihenmayer Philip Jordan
Patricia Reckendorf David Brooks
Veronique Reynaud Kimberly Brown
Lertsak Nganthavee Menefee Bagnal
Ha Sun Hong
Bill Robb III
Karen R. Smith
Michael Kinne Elisabeth Kirchlechner Kimberly Knowles Antonio Koo Sherman Lam Sophie Lam James Langford Simon Lau Deborah Lee Gisa Lee Joyce Lu *Jonathan Lutz Kevin Lytle Matthew Mak Davin McAndrews
Jerry Wood II
Tim Vander Leek
Antonio De Rosas
Harold Sun Harumi Takeuchi Arthur Tan Alwyn Tang Katherine Tang Sophia Tao Narumal Tayjasanant Agnes Ting John Torgersen David Trees Michael Tse
Ellen Cook David Dandrea Ruth Davis Mike De la Pena Eddie Delahunty Saskia Dijkstra Christine Disney Graeme Dyer Michael Engelbrecht Jeannie Foulkrod Jenny Fung
Rachelle Mock Sidney Mok Roberto Moratti Wendy Nelson Karl Ostheller Renee Rasmussen Claudia Rednall Suzanne Rhoades Jennifer Rossuck Vanessa Sapienza
Sung Yup Chang
Young Shik Park
Alissa Porter LeGates
Chisato Takeda John Taylor Odette Teodorovich Chris Thorne Morgen Tilling Nobuhiro Toimaru Maria Tongsen Sandra Torgersen Wally Tuchardt Joseph Wai David Warden Jason Weckel Patricia Wei Bradley Westrick Llewena Whiddon Todd Wong Conrad Wragg Joseph Ziolkowski
Terence Anderson Anna Au Joyce Barrone Scott Bauman Arun Bedi William Bossany Cynthia Capistrano Donald Carl Andrew Carroll Pamela Chang Johnson Cheng Ian Chew
Larry Foulkrod Emi Fujikake Robyn Fung Laura Goepfert Regina Grant Andrew Hietala Stephanie Hinshaw Yumi Hirahara Michele Hocevar Benjamin Hollis Nick Huffman Timothy Hui Lynne Hunt Karen Jones Jacqueline Kwan Edwin Lee Maria Lee Cheryl Lee James Lenell Christiana Leung Mark Lin Theodore Loh Yvonne Loke Kenneth Look
John Quinn Michael Rehmeyer John Reizman Yves Reynaud Scott Rogers Mike Roth Umesh Saraf Nathalie Shiu Donald Siao Deborah Sims Kelly Six Greg Smith Angelika Staniek Carol Stark Brian Suzuki Aimee Tang Mack Tilling Catherine Tongson Paul Travers Nicholas Van Dan Virata Hazel Virata Liza Wei Rebecca Westrick Glenn Whiddon
Elizabeth Juergens Karen Ketterer Kyung-bae Kim Seung Yon Kim Stella King
Jennifer Taylor Jay Templeton Tracy Tierney Matthew Tilling Gillian Tso
Yun Jae Chong
Alexandra Sasha McClung
Roman Azanza III
Paul Owens Langford
Socorro Paulina Cristi
Frederico De Guzman
Victoria De Rosas
George and May Chang
Deborah Wynne-Parry John Hsin
Tak Hung Lau
Vanessa McDonald Kathleen McKay Michael Medina John Monteiro Si Morgan Brier Muse Kevin Neir Joseph Niem Bryan Oaks Colleen Oâ€™Neill Margaret Oâ€™Sullivan Cristen Palmer Stephanie Peck Daren Povar Phillip Prodger Ellen Reimer Chadwick Saxelid Randy Schwartz David Shapiro Sheila Shih Kristin Sieglaff Jeffrey Sneddon John Tan Ju-Lyn Tan Paul Tan *Michael Taylor
Michelle Dauphinais Chris Loh Linda Davis
Bert De Guzman
Mariano Robert Dinglasan
Vince Tobias Bradley Tuchardt Lanchi Venator
John Misa Daniel Moore Dorothy Moran Melanie Musgrove
Guillermo Tantoco J. Scott Cooke
Caroline (Moon) Lucas
Kathleen O’Sullivan Jeffrey Cheah
Heather Michelle O’Brien
Chris Parkhurst Milo Petty Mette Poulsen Michelle Pozon Steven Pratico Andree Richard Jonathan Rowold Mark Rush Richard Surrency Amy Tennis Amy Thomas Brian Thomas Patrick Thomas Kei Ki To Cindy To Darren Tse Elaine Tse Ryo Vavrunek John Wade Amy Watt Graeme Wilkinson *Christine Wong David Wu
Tracey Abington Antony Alumkal Rifiyanti Arifin Carl Aschan Adam Biggs
Heidi Elizabeth Chekouras Esther Chiranakhorn Casey Chow Benjamin Choy Kristin Connor Shanti Crawford Paige DaSaro Teresa Devroe Matthew Dowhy Michelle Ferrell Sumi Fink Jonathan Ford Richard Fung Veronica Fung Erik Gilbertson Rob Gvozden Kunal Handa Dian Hsin Alana Insko Michael Johnson Sujal Kapadia Henry Kim Loring Knoblauch Bobby Kwan Ernest Lee Adam Levowitz Janet Levowitz Ricky Li Grace Loh Peggy Loh
Kelly Ostheller Behram Parekh Robert Potter John Quinn Piers Reddy Mark Rittmann Judd Rossuck Brian Schroeder Robert Scott Deborah Shannon Yong-Ho Sohn Annette Spackman Amy Sparrow Suzan Steinberg Deborah Strauss Marc Suhr Lay-heon Tan Annette Tang
Young Hwi Chang Kwang-Wi Koh Antonius Chen
Sarimarijke Cohen Panayotis Malliris
Vivien Janette Marshall
Bob Van Wormer
Jon Martin Catherine Maule Mahfuza Mazid Janette McDonald Richard McNeel Zachary Mertens Brad Mettee Fiona Miliffe Nadia Mir Michael Monteiro Chih We Mou Peter Movizzo Dina Narain Vivien Ng William Nihan Henrik Nilsson Kelly O’Leary James Olson Michelle Onderko Jeremy Palmer Joon Young Park Angelica Pozon Soo-Jin Rhee Douglas Rosenquist James Shelby Tiffany Shultz Cornelia Stander Mark Stocker Martina Straight Lynne Sweeney Rika Tachibana Beatrix Tambunan Terence Tay Kimberly Tennis Jay Thompson Kevin Tranbarger
*Margaret Wadhwani Bradley Draper Chad Walters
Amy Weintraub Ann Werner Sabrina Wilhoit Andrea Wong Stephen Wong Michael Wu Steven Yang
1989 Yoshiko Abe Marika Abelsted Neil Alumkal Tanya Anderson Rita Arifin Rohini Balani Mara Bautista Anjali Bedi Pinki Bengani Jeffrey Boehm Tanya Bossard Jennifer Bostwick Rachel Brinkley Christian Campbell Anthony Chan Kitty Chan Eveline Chang Patricia Chen Stella Chen Amber Connor
Nathalie Faufeder Belinda Faulkner Marc Ferrell Heather Fierce Tracy Flannery Kerry Ford *Jennifer Fresco Dominick Frosch Sara Gaasholt Charles Gallacher Robert Gipson Julie Glenn Anna Marie Goco Sam Golles Juliet Halloran Christine Hanchett Cathryn Harris Cynthia Haugen Lili Herrera Terence Hsu Kimberly Kaiser Veronique Kaneta Achal Kapoor Paul Karlsen Dena Khasif Soo Young Kim Ty Hoa Kobler Jennifer Koo
Kathleen Cashman Jennifer Kestenbaum Tynlee Roberts
*Christine Rio Gaxiola
Voon San Lai
Jennifer Spielman Seth Baker
Jennifer McDonald Tanya McGuinnessBeck Blair Mertens
Samuel Templeton Jason Thatcher *Michael Thompson Cynthia Tsai
Hui-Chu Mou Shauna Muschewske Elizabeth Napoli Julian Neale Michele Neff-Franke Abha Nijhawan Julie Noethlich Kumiko Onoda Paul Oâ€™Sullivan Meghan Parisi Sun-Hee Park Michael Pelphrey Tania Phillips Heather Pierce Brooke Portwood Darren Prodger Catherine Puranananda
Bonnie Tucker Brett Vinson Bettina Virtusio Colleen Walker Daniel Wang Jennifer Welker Stewart Wennersten Kendal Widtfeldt Christopher Williams Vu Williams John Windsor *Stephen Wong Andrew Wu
Karen Rowe Jennifer Rowell David Sakai Jackie Samtani Sudesh Sani Kanan Sankalia
Johnny Chuchen *Betty Chung Andrea Cicogna Kelly Cooke Jennifer Crawford Carlo Cruz Colin Curran Juilanne Davie Alma De Allende Sam Devnani Frederique Digeon Scott Dotson Sarah Elliott Sarah Ferguson Nancy Fichter Christina Gaw
Yu Sik Hong
Kelvin Liang Jesse Lim Richard Liu Amy Lynch Alexandre Mabilon Hannah MacMurray Cheri McDonald Cara McDowall Kyle McGinty Robert McNeel
Yulee Teng Mark Teo David Thomson Deborah Tidbury Megan Tilder Renee Tokuyama Bernice Tong Kristina Torrado Albert Tsai Daniel Tuck
Asha Balasubramanian Jonathan Barden Howard Berg John Blomeyer Jarrett Bostwick Chris Brough Richard Cardinal Josemaria Carreon Amanda Chan Celia Chan Renee Lynn Chang Stephen Chang
Jonathan Webster Denise Dauval
Lauren Whitehorn Maria De Toledo
Stephanie De vera
Joung Ho Lee
Edward Kelley III Sharon Raccah
Wai Leng Loh
Stephen Reiutz Shannon Remnant Mieka Rhoades Natasha Royer Lavesh Samtani Elizabeth Schiffman Megan Schill Margarita Schultz Stephanie Schwartz Sloane Sheffer Albert Sheu Hilary Shirven Ed Sirivallop Jennifer Sollenberger Adaarema Sparks Lance Starr Rachel Stone
Elizabeth Jennings Jeff Sellers
Shoumitro Goswami Miki Maruko
Cassandra Thompson Rebecca Chien
Hyung Kee Kim
Mona Brough Andrus
Alyssa Ann Turoczi
Heath Van Luchene
Yong Ho Lee
Tyler J. Williams
David Van Leeuwen
Alexandra Mitchell Melissa White
Meredith Murdock Ingrid Wong
Mary Josephine Bautista
Seh Hyuck Park
Corina Regazzo ni Jason Rego
Arthur Berman Jennifer Bickel Adam Bigelow Scott Bradley Charles Broquard Jens Buckler Pablo Calvo Kevin Carbognin Edwin Chan Evan Chan
Kirsten Brown Garcia Calvo James Caradonna Derek Chan Jose Chang Michelle Chang Erica Cheah Ivy Chen Jennifer Chenn Teresa Cheung Spencer Chiu Ann Choi Mary Choi Fu Min Chu Leontine Chuang Hee Gab Chung Hwan Yee Chung Shanna Connor Lyman Doyle Vineet Dutt Mary Edwards Michael Elliott Jeremy Evans Christopher Fang Wayne Farlow Robin Farrell Rob Fissmer Katherine Foos Michael Fralick Juan Garcia Angela Gaspar Greg Gilbert Maggie Gilbert
Eul Sik Hong Tina Hsu Eugene Hui Wendeline Hung Mark Huntley Eli Johannsson Shawn Joseph Hyung Kon Kim Jun Kim Jonas Kinder Elizabeth Komosa Naoko Konishi Alex Kuffner David Kuo Gregory Kwik Tiffany Lai Marcus Lam Yee Kee Lam Darlene Lanham Javan Lee Gregory Lewis Adrian Liang Audrea Ling Greg Liu Patrick Liu Jeffrey Lui Monise Luk Emily Ma Frances Ma Hazel MacMurray Alice Man
Nima Morad Nayumi Nagase Kelly Ng Stephen Nichols Rona Niles Aaron Oetting Masaki Okamura Ozer Onkal Jin Ah Park Victor Pate Victor Pena Natalie Picquot Jason Pierce Adam Poulos Sigrid Price Darren Priday Scott Rowe *Amy Ruhter
Corey Van Luchene
Eric Yang Kathy Yang Kenneth Yang Grace Yeung Tiffany Yip Marcus Yoars
1994 Sharifah Albukhary Brian Aldridge Naomi Asukai Arvin Joel Bautista John Dennis Bautista David Begbie Jade Bell *Tiffany Bissey
Sean Bodkin Brian Bozarth Muzzammil Butt
Christopher Selzer Marc Chenn Wilbur Shen
Ravi Choit ramani
Hoon Ki Chun
Mary Anne Cox
Lindsay Drummond Esther Lee
Michael Allen Smith
Milana Teodorovich Sara Chan
Jamie Van Hoften
Andrew Garschagen Howard Liu Arthur Go
Michelle Katherine Hoeppner
Martha Holloman Hayppy Hsu
Amy Meyer Darryl Miao Anup Mirchandani
Rhett Hunter Edward Hurley Leo Hwang Niels Ingerslev Vivian Ip Andrew James Mindy Jennings Connie Joe Michael Johnson Melissa Jones John-Paul Kiesel Chung-Hoon Kim Vanessa Kim
Ga Young Moon Miles Neale Christopher Neppes Amy Noel Alison Overholt Michael Palitz *Michal Pemper
Sandra Pizarro Sarah Polich Andrea Pulito Brenda Pulito Smitha Ravipudi Desiree Rogers
Russell Ko Chikako Kobayashi Karen Kwan
Charles Roy Rupal Sankalia
Hannah Soule Clyde Stroman Matthew Swando Janet Szeto Teruo Takahashi Karen Tan Howard Tang Erin Tarbuck Sanjeev Thakkar Suzette Thatcher Minna Tirronen Jackie To Robynn Tokuyama Ginger Tong Chris Toomer Ace Trask Sheila Trillanes Keith Tsui Susan Uy Ryu Voelkel Caroline Wagar Catherine Wang Janice Wang Holly Webb Jeremy White Simon Wild Rolf Wilhelm Benjamin Witt Arlene Wong Jane Wong
1995 James Adamovich Elizabeth Alaspa Megan Aldridge Jared Andersen Anda Aquino Mari Asaka Jessica Barry Laura Bastian David Berman Mel Best Ruchira Bose Kimberly Brow Anitra Buffington Ann Buovolo Monica Canizares Deanne Carew
Bethany Evans Christopher Farrell Chantel Fernandes Ioli Filmeridis Amy Franklin Pauline Fu Mindy Gillespie Daniel Goetz Emily Groberg Kelvin Hah Genevieve Handler Bo (Matthew) Harvey Tiffany Henry Michael Hinton Alton Ho Junko Huang
Katherine Ann Hutchinson
Hee Na Chung
Jenette De Leon
Susannah Churchill Nelson Kidd Dave Coffey
John Jr. Drolette
Robert Jr. Go
Sunniesa Sherman 1997 Jeremy Shulman Nicole Allen
Elaine Chau Ian Van Reepinghen
Elizabeth Heckinger Leslie Lim
Mauricio Hernandez Jeff Liu
Wai Sze Choi
Gina Dawn Kent
Wing Sze Choi
Linne Tsu Amy Turner Hiroko Usui Michael Wil Alexander Wong Bonnie Wong Emmy Wong
Geethanjali Choithramani Joanne Chow Arnold Chua Andrew Churchill Benjamin Cooper Tim Crouch Joy Dio Kane Douglas
Mei Ling Tsui
Myun Hwa Kang
Sang Ok Kim
Nathaniel Koehneke Lisa Okazaki
Karlee Marie Payne
*Sarah Yeung Pavlos Panayiotou
Wing Yip Chu
Klair Cristiani Adrienne Ammerman
Un Sik Youn
Joshua De Waal
Vera nina Dio
Kyle Ford Alicia Abelmann
Jason Shum Robert Sofia Fletcher Leung Tetsu Sugano Gillian Leung Lew Sun Woo Sun Charmaine Lisa Talsness Isabelle Libmann
Katie Beth Alexander Blake Austin Paige Baker Patrick Barton Anna Ingrid Berthelius
Sonia Chan Terry Chan Kai Chin Chang
Vanessa Jacqueline Herrera Patricia Ho David Hoff Karen Hui
Jee Won Lee Kristel Lee Vanessa Lee Tyler Leitch George Liao Tony Lin Samuel Liu Jaime Lo Jennifer Lo David Lu Linda Lu Amy Ma Olivia Ma Timothy Ma Vicky Ma
Mary-Jane Ruth Sargant Adrian Schweizer Joy Caroline Semple Wendy Shea Jennifer Sheng Eleanor Shing Mark Skelding Jennifer Sluk Darcy Smith Daniel Sprengeler Johnson Stanley Keili Stremel Brandon Sutter Nicole Tai Jeremy Tan
Andrea Gonso Neha Gupta Cindy Hah Justin Hardman Austin Harvey
Brandon Kung Joyce Kuo Natalie Koehrsen Mary Pashalidis Wendy Yang Jonathan Coombs Fiona Kwan Clara Kuo Kim Reyes Trisha Yeh Claire Coulier Alan Kwan Alan Kwan Jessica Richer Alex Yeung Lisa Cristiani Richard Kwee Gareth Kwok Patrick Roberts Benjamin Yip David Crowder Vanessa Kwok Fai Yeung Lai Erica Rose Yvonne Yiu Alexis Cuddyre Natalli Kowng Jeremy Laing Alex Shyu Norihiro Yogo Divya Daryanani Stephen Lam Simon Lam Joel Smith Cedric YU Julia Davidson Jonathan Lau Bridget Lane Aaron Somers Carles Dedeu 2001 Jamie Lee Kerry Lanzit Ravi Stewart Meridith Aldridge Alexander Dunoye Anna Lee Adrienne Lee Kelvin Su Philina Fan Christopher Anderson Michael Lee Jessica Lee Lisa Sweetman Jason Fang Alice Bae Wai-Yin Lee Song-Jae Lee Irene Tam Ricky Fok Diana Birner Janna Lemond Cinci Leung Cecilly Ann Tan Carmen Frances Thomas Bispham Fong Leung Jonathan Jerry Leung Jennifer Tan Michael Gaudette Jason Blackburn Leung Matthew Kandice Li Yang-Ming Tham Thomas Gunnerson Taylor Bradford Leung Michelle Kenny Li Hilary Thompson Rebecca Hardman Erika Brown Weisen Li Swii Yii Lim Sebastian Thong Dustin Hinton Angela Chai Li Annagae Jennifer Lin Victoria Ti Denise Ho Gary Chan Justin Liang Jennie Liu Francis Tong Lydia Ho Doris Chan Mandy Liu Diana Lu Jonathan Tse Salome Ho Joshua Chan Liu Stephanie Karin Lui Sharon Tsui Tricia Ho Celine Chang Lo Christine Kevin Lui Erica Turner Veronica Ho Paul Chaveriat Thomas Lo Candice Luk Yogesh Uttamchandani Stephanie Hon Daniela Che Jeffrey Lo Stella Ma Daniel Whitmore Brandon Hsiung Tim Chen Luk Chantelle Cheryl Mainland Allan Wong Cindy Hsu Catherine Xiao Victoria Lyo Ryan Mak Chen Art Wong Chester Hui Mei Yee Mak Louisa Marion Charlotte Chen Cedric Wong Jessica Hunsucker Hasnain Malik Jeffrey Marquardt Timothy Chen Eric Wong Taku Ichihara Valerie Man Benjamin Meyer Cecilia Cheong Henry Wong Mamoru Inque Jennifer Lindsay Meyer Sylvie Cheung Mangelsen Lia Wong Michelle James Valerie Miller Charles Cheung Keren Mitchell Silvia Wong Theodore Kan Brian Miu Sam Cheung Chun Ming Miu Stanley Wong Kirk Kao Chun Yan Miu Cyrena Chih Benjamin Mok Susanna Wong Duane Kauffman Kyle Moyer *David Choi Adriana Mok Timothy Wong Andrea Kean Bijan Nahavandi Joseph Chou Jeanette Mok Tin Wong Galina Kho Eric Nelson Carmen Chow Mosey Matthew Edward Wu Johann Kirsten Scott Painter Vincent Chow William Mounce Lillian Wu Susan Koh Nicole Pang Thomas Chung Richard Wu Paul Kohli Janet Kim
Young Jin Kim
Jonathan Yu Hsiang Chou Cindy Chow Esther Chow Calton Chu Joanna Chu Ming Yi Chu Jessie Chun Jasmine Chung Mayling Chung Stephen Condon Janine Cotter Michael Cruz Lucas Driscoll Serena Fan Mohamed Farooqi Ciara Farquar Silas Fok Yukiko Fukuyama Oriana Galardi-Este Laetitia Gangotena Julian Gil-Chang Joffrey Hammond Denise Hassan Yvonne Ho Angela Ho Thomson Ho Winson Ho Korin Hoffman Melanie Hofman Joyce Hwang Gregory Jeffs John Kalo Timothy Kao Ekaterina Kardachova
Bernard Yau Ivan Yeh Matthew Ng Janet Yeung Yuki Nomura Keith Yeung Jessica Pang Yancisca Yeung Marc Pickering Hyunsang Yim Ryan Powell Gary Yung Jin Hee Ryoo Jin Yung Krystle Sarkissian Jonathan Christopher Zimmerman Schreiner Daniela Zion Leilei Shan 2002 Jimmy Shea Francis Anwar Luana Shen Adrienne Francis Shih Aranita Jessica Shiu Olivia Arellano Keane Shum Joseph Assi Jack Simkin Won Sik Bang Kimmy Siu Rachel Barton Christian Stokkmo Alessandro Bisagni Joseph Tan Enrique Cancel Sharlene Tan Jessica Lauren Tanner Chaitman Jules Theil Alan Chan Lauren Thomas Andrew Chan Marcus Tirronen Ashley Chan Weileen Tong Vincent Chan Maile Tou Morgan Chang Daniel Tse Sarah Chang Amy Tseng Sharon Chang Lucille Tung Jerry Chen Christopher Frank Cheng Wallace
Roanna Kong Eri Kudo Jonathan Kung Tiffany Kung Edlyn Kwee Carrie Kwok Davey Lagman Flora Lai Yumi Lam Andrew Lam Geoffrey Lam Howard Lam Kevin Lam Kevin K Lam Mary Lam Michael Lamb Victor Lang Danielle Lau Natalie Lau Yong Jae Lee Jonathan Lee Michael Lee Sarah-Jane Lee Si In Lee Tin Keen Lee Brandon Leong Christina Leong Randee Lerma Esther Leung Jason Leung Darren Li Jennifer Li Joanne Li Chien Pang Lin
Han-kit Lui Frank Luk
Tin Wai Lee
Adam Gallinat Jon-Paul Erikatalan
Cedrick Jon Tan
Yuen-Ping Wong Jonathan Chew
Sean Chin Hooi Tan
Cheng Hsin Han
Sun Young Choi
Kah Fai Christopher Jeffrey Chan Tang Jennifer Chan Daniel Teng Joshua Chan Ju-Lin Tham Juliet Chan Brenton Todd Justin Chan Jodi Tong Karen Chan Elka Troedson Micah Chan Caleb Tse *Timothy Chang Gregory Tse Ya Chin Chang Amy Vlastelica Bonnie Chen Justina Wang Jonathan Chen Jenny Wei Kaili Chen Rebecca Whittle Lai Bond Cheng Julie Wilkinson Siu Kwan Mike Sarah Williams Cheng
Cindy (Yu Hsin) Chou
John Andrew Romano Alex Yamashita
Ee Lynn Chow
Charles “Justin” Henck
Rui Qi Lim
Ka Kay Ho
James Mainland A.J. Mak Angela Mak Ashwin Makhija Jenna Martin Tatiana McCabe Patrick McNally Kellie Mitchell Rebecca Moore Nathaniel Mui Anisa Ng Alex Ng Charles Ka Ki Ng Sarah Olver *Bob Pan Chung Woo Park Paul Peng Spence Pitts Warren Poon Emily Poon Ashok Rajagopalan Melinda Ritthaler Colby Rogers Toni Santiago Matthew Sears Agnes Shea Mahira Sheikh Justina Shih Kevin Shih Linsey Smith Megan Snyder Jan Stanley Christopher Stokkmo
Min Hee Hong
Sachindran Mahendran Cedrick Mateo Danielle McGrath Massimo Melotti Chelsea Meyer Lily-Anne Meyer Christopher Molitoris
Ching Li Chan
Te-Chung (Johnny) Tseng
Katherine Elizabeth Hall
Yoon Shik Park
Darrick Cheung Mahir Hamid Nicholas Cheung Rebecca Hanna Nicole Cheung Kristen Harvey Stefani Cheung
Erika DalsgaardNielsen Neil Yajnik Virna Marie Bradley Yarzumbeck April Done Bernard Yip Katherine Dratz Michelle Yu Katherine Fairhurst Stephanie Yue Emily Fan 2003 Philbert Fan Saurabh Agarwal Arthur Fang Tina Marie Assi Patrick Favole Blair Austin Claire Fong Elizabeth Belfer
Tyler Kusunoki Wendel Kwan Di Phoebe Lam
Charles Wente Brian Westrick
Ping John On
Tae Young Kim
Choong Gun Lee
Connie Choi Park
Yee Ling Wong
Kai Dalsgaard-Nielsen Yong Seuk Kwon
Ying Ki Yim
Matthew De Felice
Wing Yee Kwong
Jennifer Chia Yi Lien Anna Lo Benjamin Lo
Kin Sing Casper Law
Dickson Siu Chung Pak
Janine Ayn Romano
Bianca Ling Cheun Lee Antonio Panunto
Ravi K Govada
Seung Taek Park
Hin Han Shum
Min Serk Lee
So Jin Lee
Grace (Wing Ka) Ho
Wai Yin Mak
Willi Kuo Chen
Woo Hyun Lee
Mandy Hung Winston Hwang Joseph Jamieson Bronte Jim Elizabeth Johnson Alexandra Kalo Kyle Kane Tae Gyung Kang Jonathan Kao Emily Keith Jeffrey Keller Aaron Kelsh William Kerins Manika Khanna Mi Kyung Kim Tae Jung Kim Jeremy Ko Joel Koester Nikolas Kong Amit Krishnan Jason Kung Dylan Kuzmik Robyn Kwok Alvina Lai Hermann Lam Emanuel Landau Calvin Lang Justin Lau Jonathan Law
Kristina Berthelius Jennifer Ho Sun Melissa Ho Elisa Beselt
Bethany Bouw Tan Joyce Chan
Wei Wen Wong
Andrew Kwan To Chan
Cheuk Kei Li
Kwan Chi Chan
Ning Hui Li
Catherine Muldowney Lavanya Narasimhan
Hin Yan Hung
Jee Yoon Shin
Sung Yi Chan
Felix Hung Hin Yan
Ka Chun Tse
Carmen Nga Iao
Alexandra Cheuk-Fung Siu
Jin Kyoung Cheong
Katherine, Alexander, Elizabeth Lo
Gaurav Kumar Jhunjhnuwala
Jennifer Sneed Ronald So
Ho Keun Kang
The HKIS CRD Office has been working with the American Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Publications Division to produce a book outlining the 40 year history of the school. This book is scheduled to be launched in 2006-2007 in time for the 40th anniversary of the school. Youâ€™ll hear about how to get a copy in the next issue of Dragon tales. Stay tuned!
Keep in touch at: www.dnet.hkis.edu.hk/alumni/