S U M M E R 2010
a legacy of excellence
Hu tchiso n Scho ol President and Head of School Dr. Annette C. Smith
Board of Trustees David T. Popwell, Chair Richard W. Hussey Jr., Vice Chair W. Reid Sanders, Treasurer Barbara Crain Williamson ’77, Secretary Elizabeth Cates Margaret Thomas Crosby ‘88 William B. Dunavant III William Deupree III Bruce A. Harrison Jeanne Bowen Hollis ‘75 Buzzy Hederman Hussey Edward A. Labry III Mary Miles Loveless ‘72 Douglas J. Marchant Johnny B. Moore Jr. Richard C. Moore Jr. M. Rush O’Keefe Jr. Lane Patton Patikas ‘88 Mark V. Putman Trish Calvert Ring ’77 Suzanne Satterfield ’73 Elizabeth Saxton ‘99 Fred Schaeffer Jr. Jenny Tibbs, M.D. ‘83 Michael J. Wharton Abbie Ware Williams ‘89
Advancement Team Assistant Head for Advancement Candy S. Covington Assistant Head for Development Elizabeth H. Boggan Development Director Ruth O. Carr Alumnae Director Judi L. Centko Admissions Director Maureen A. Collins Advancement Director Misty Raiford Estes ‘86 Center for Excellence Director Tracey Zerwig Ford
Dear Friends, Excellence has long been a guidepost for Hutchison women, a legacy heralded by every graduating class for the past century. Hutchison’s legacy of excellence has followed many paths to many places and continues to enrich our community. We celebrate the achievements Dr. Annette Smith joins (from left) Courtney Aymett ’10, Mary Aubrey of the graduates of the Class Landrum ’10, and Elizabeth Parrish ’10 after the baccalaureate service on May 16, 2010. of 2010 who take their place alongside the extraordinary Hutchison women who came before them. As you will see from the alumnae profiles found within the pages of this magazine, this legacy is a boundless conduit between generations of independent and adventurous women. Please take a moment to read the excerpts from our two commencement speakers whose words resonate with the foundation of merit so prominent in Miss Hutchison’s vision. As our girls reach the “Olympian heights” described by Kate Loveless ’10 in her graduation remarks, they will undoubtedly follow the advice of Mary Helen Randall ’92 and make “every page count” in their lives. We remain grateful to the many devoted and inspiring benefactors who have contributed to Hutchison’s legacy. Former Board Chair John Hull Dobbs, honored at this year’s Norfleet Society dinner, demonstrates the commitment and vision of so many inspirational philanthropists who have helped to transform Hutchison into the school it is today. As a community, we mourn the loss of Anne Marie Newton Walker ’47 whose enduring gift ensures that the same level of excellence Mrs. Walker experienced herself under the watchful and caring gaze of Miss Hutchison is available to every Hutchison girl. Excellence through strength of character, dedicated scholarship, teamwork, and creativity provide an infinite canvas for this magazine as we celebrate our girls, teachers, parents, benefactors, and alumnae. From the time-honored traditions of May Day and graduation to the imaginative eye of budding artists, I hope you enjoy seeing the remarkable people of our community. Thank you for your steadfast support and dedication to our girls and to your school.
Community Relations Coordinator Steve C. O’Dell Communications Coordinator Melissa J. Pennington
Annette C. Smith, Head of School
Hutchison Magazine Summer 2010 Editor Misty Raiford Estes ‘86
2 Former Trustee Honored at Norfleet Society Dinner
26 The Hutchison Endowment
3 Remembering Anne Marie Newton Walker ‘47
30 Alumnae Gatherings
4 Distinguished Alumnae Awards
49 Reflections of Leonard Frey: A Scholar and A Gentleman
28 Annual Fund
6 Defining Excellence 8 Celebrating the Class of 2010
19 About Campus
36 Class Notes
32 Alumnae Here & There
47 Professionally Speaking
35 Alumnae Milestones
Elizabeth Boggan, Ruth Carr, Judi Centko, Misty Raiford Estes ’86, Kate Loveless ’10, Irma Merrill Stratton ‘78, Helen Morrison ’05, Dara Newberry ’93, Steve O’Dell, Mary Helen Randall ’92, Annette Smith, John Stephany, Jenne Prest Williams ’82
Dana Buchman, Ruth Carr, Judi Centko, Nancy Cheairs, Marilyn Hammons Hergenrader ’79, Holland Studio, Jim Kiinhl, Irma Merrill Stratton ‘78, Steve O’Dell, Melissa Pennington, Reflections, Inc., John Stephany, Lynn Witte Wynn ’78, Hutchison archives, and numerous Hutchison constituents
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On the cover: Seniors and their flowergirls enter the colonnade at Idlewild to begin the graduation processional. Pictured are (back row, from left) Mary Catherine Hughes ’10, Amelia Brown ’10, Megan Wingo ’10, Nura Muhammad ’10, Mary Aubrey Landrum ’10, (front row, from left) Lily Rodenhiser ’22, Annabelle Bridgforth ’22, Proctor Pitts ’22, Molly Reeves Gooch ’22, Zoe Wade ’22, and Kate McCandless ’22. Story begins on page 8.
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Norfleet Society Honors John Hull Dobbs
“We have a world class institution with world class management.” — John Hull Dobbs
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AT T H E A N N U A L Norfleet Society Dinner on April 22, charter member John Hull Dobbs was honored for his extraordinary contributions to and loyal support of Hutchison. A successful entrepreneur, generous philanthropist, and devoted father and grandfather, Mr. Dobbs was a member of Hutchison’s Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1978, serving as chairman during the last three years of his tenure. Much of this time was a period of transition for the School. When Hutchison’s long-time leaders Helen Lowrance and Robert Lynn announced their retirement in 1976, Mr. Dobbs was tasked with putting a transfer team in place to take the School to the next level. He led the charge to hire Headmaster Jack Stanford. Additionally, Mr. Dobbs spearheaded a successful capital campaign in 1977 that significantly reduced the School’s debt and paved the way for financial sustainability. The Dobbs family has been involved with Hutchison as trustees, parents, grandparents, and students for over 50 years. Collectively, Mr. Dobbs, along with his brother James K. Dobbs Jr. and nephew Jimmy Dobbs III, served a combined 32 years as trustees. Daughters Kirby Dobbs Floyd ‘82 and Julie Dobbs Allen ’86 are graduates, and his granddaughter, Ella Dobbs ’24, joined a new generation of Hutchison girls when she entered pre-kindergarten last fall. The Norfleet Society was established in honor of former Board of Trustees Top: John and Sue Dobbs; above, Current Board Chair David Popwell (center) Chair, Frank M. Norfleet II, joins former Board Chair and current Trustee Reid Sanders in the unveiling of a bronze plaque commemorating John Dobbs' (left) service and philanthropy to who is recognized as the Hutchison. driving force behind Hutchison’s bold move to East Memphis in 1964. During the inaugural Norfleet Society Dinner held in April 2006, 75 charter members were inducted to a prestigious circle of philanthropists to pay tribute to Frank Norfleet’s leadership and to honor the inspirational philanthropists who have have increased philanthropy and driven improvements to facilities and programs—enhancements that will sustain Hutchison’s commitment to excellence in the 21st century. Today, the Norfleet Society numbers 92 members, including new 2010 inductees Lindsay Byers ’87 and Tommy Farnsworth, Hal B. Howard Jr., Scarlett and John Lynn, Cindy and Jack Straton, and Abbie Ware ’89 and Duncan Williams.
Anne Marie Newton Walker, Class of 1947 beauty of the facilities. Shortly thereafter, the Walkers gifted $250,000 and pledged an additional $250,000 as EXTRAORDINARY ALUMNA a challenge gift to help build the Walker Library. In 2003, and a very dear friend, Anne as a result of an enduring love for Hutchison, Anne Marie Marie Newton Walker. A and Tom issued the Walker Endowment Challenge, a graduate of the Class of pledge of $1 million if the Hutchison community could 1947, her class of 36 young raise $5 million in new endowment gifts by year end women was the largest and 2003. Hutchison successfully met the challenge that prolast class to graduate under vided the impetus needed to build a substantial foundathe leadership of Miss tion for the School’s endowment. Hutchison. Throughout her So impressed by the forward momentum and spirit of life Anne Marie took to heart Miss Hutchison’s advice to the community, the Walkers came back again in 2005 with use one’s talents wisely, always honor tradition, and strive an unprecedented challenge: raise $8 million for endowfor excellence in all that you do. She was a selfless donor of ment in current or planned gifts by 2013, and they would time to the American Red match it with $2 million. On Cross, American Cancer October 27, 2009, Dr. Society, and the Dallas Annette Smith flew to Dallas Museum of Art. to inform the Walkers the Anne Marie, with husSchool had met their chalband Tom by her side, lenge. With tears in their maintained a philanthropic eyes, Anne Marie and Tom eye toward her fellow man. expressed how proud and The Walkers have been happy they were that the major benefactors of The School reached the chalDallas Museum of Art, lenge goal and extended Vanderbilt University, and congratulations to the entire St. Mark’s School of Texas. Hutchison community. Their philanthropy to Time and again, Anne Hutchison began back in Marie saw a need and 1994 when Anne Marie generously stepped in to looked at Tom one day and assist her alma mater. Her expressed the sentiment philanthropy to Hutchison that it was her turn to give has ensured the same tradito her school. While she tions of excellence she had graduated from Mary experienced as a student Baldwin College, Anne will stand in perpetuity for Marie maintained that the future generations. Anne Top left: Anne Marie during her Hutchison years; above, with her husband, Tom foundation of her education Marie Newton Walker left an was formed at Hutchison. indelible mark on her On March 28, 1994, Anne Marie and Tom paid a visit beloved school, and her generous gifts inspire the to Hutchison. It was Anne Marie’s first time to step foot Hutchison community to think in a bigger way to secure on the Ridgeway campus. They toured the School and the School’s financial sustainability for the future. praised the strength of the academic program and the IN JANUARY,
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“When Miss Hutchison said, ‘Good morning, young ladies,’ she instilled in us the values, discipline, and respect for learning that would shape our entire lives.” — Anne Marie Newton Walker ‘47 Hutchison | 3
2010 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD RECIPIENT
Nancy Hill Fulmer, Class of 1947 N A N C Y H I L L F U L M E R ’ 4 7 WA S A W O M A N W H O L O V E D her family, her friends, her school, and her community. Sadly, she passed away last year, but her spirit lives on in a legacy of service that will not be forgotten. Mrs. Fulmer, this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award, served on numerous boards, including Hutchison, Trezevant Manor, Rhodes College, Crippled Children’s Foundation, Women’s Foundation, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, the Brooks Museum of Art, and the Children’s Museum of Memphis, just to name a few. She received a Rotary Volunteer Award and the Distinguished Service Medal from Rhodes College. At various times, she acted as the president or chairman of the Memphis Symphony League, the Junior The 2010 Distinguished Alumna Award was given posthumously to League of Memphis, M.I.F.A., and Memphis College of Art. She Nancy Hill Fulmer ’47. Accepting this award for their mother are Catherine Fulmer Muscari ’83 and Arthur Fulmer III. Presenting the award (far right) was a lifetime member of Calvary Episcopal Church, a trustee of is Jenne Prest Williams ’82, Alumnae Association Board President. Elmwood Cemetery, and a Charter Member of the Norfleet Society at Hutchison. While Nancy Fulmer’s community involvement and participation were amazing, Distinguished her friends will tell you that her major accomplishments revolved around her treatAlumna Award ment of other people. Her former classmates nominated her for the award prior to Established in 2002 ••••••• her death, and their comments reveal much about her true spirit: RECIPIENTS “Nancy reflects all of the qualities that Hutchison works to instill in its graduBetty Goff Cook Cartwright ’36 ates—honor, dignity, compassion, leadership, generosity, humility, assertiveness, Jo Holmes Walt ’49 humor, energy, respect, grace, and a willingness to embrace new and difficult Jane Fraser-Fulcher ’60 challenges.” – Mary Jane Millard Oglesby ‘47 Allida Black ’70 “Nancy’s service to the community has been extensive. Aside from all the offices Margaret Wellford Tabor ’55 and board memberships she has held, she serves as an inspiration to others because Billy Price Carroll ’39 of her caring outreach to her many friends. When illness or trouble strikes, Nancy is Laurie Fraser Stanton ’65 immediately THERE with concern, warmth, and action. All of this is done so autoAnne Marie Newton Walker ’47 matically with good cheer that it is obvious she really does feel a deep desire to Mary Cox Garner ’55 help—not because she ’ought to,’ but because she wants to.”– Catherine Orgill West ‘47 Nancy Hill Fulmer ’47 “Nancy has extraordinary leadership abilities, a sensitive spirit, and a rich ••••••• response to any new opportunity. But what most people don’t know is her gift for Distinguished Alumna friendship! She nurtures her friends … she is the first and the quietest one at a crisis. Fine Arts Award Because she is such a busy, creative, and kind person, she doesn’t have time to Established in 2009 ••••••• complain or gossip or bemoan the state of the world.” – Emily Boone Ruch ‘47 RECIPIENTS “Nancy is the embodiment of what an involved, caring, concerned citizen Christina Wellford Scott ’69 should be. Nancy sees a need and fills it herself. She is a pure treasure for the Mimi Semmes Dann ’45 community, her family, and friends.” – Laurie Barton Walthal ‘47 ••••••• “Nancy truly personifies the kind of adult Miss Hutchison wanted her ‘Young Anne Marie Newton Walker Ladies’ to become. That worthy lady would be so proud, for in addition to all the Philanthropy Award civic, cultural, and church-related contributions Nancy makes, her compassion and Established in 2010 ••••••• love for individuals seems limitless.” – June Beasley Mann ‘47 RECIPIENT “She quietly meets needs in the community, as well as among her friends. Meg Thomas Crosby ’88 When trouble comes, she lets God work through her ‘to gather in outcasts, heal the broken-hearted, and bind up their wounds.’ She is a devoted mother and an enthusiastic partner with her husband, Arthur.” – Marylane Stratton Johnson ‘47 4 | Hutchison
2010 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA FINE ARTS AWARD RECIPIENT
Mimi Semmes Dann, Class of 1945 S O M E O F Y O U M AY B E L U C K Y E N O U G H to own and Executive Residence, President George Bush, Sr., a piece of pottery or porcelain crafted by this year’s recipMorgan Freeman, and Governor Don Sundquist. ient of the Distinguished Dann was nominated by Alumna Fine Arts Award, her classmate, Ellen Ramsay Mimi Semmes Dann ’45. One Clark ’45. In Ellen’s words, of the top artisans in her field, “Mimi has definitely displayed Dann designs and makes onevision, skill, and commitment of-a-kind ceramic vessels that to making things happen, is are both decorative and funcconstantly in progressive tional. Known for her thinchange in her pottery and walled, sculptural porcelain porcelain profession, and bowls inspired by leaves and serves as an inspiration to blossoms, especially the ginkother women.” Dann has go leaves outside her studio served as an art instructor at window, Dann’s aim is to “crethe Memphis College of Art ate objects which communicate and has given lectures and the sense of wonder and joy I Mimi Semmes Dann ’45 is the second recipient of the Distinguished workshops both in the United Alumna Fine Arts Award. Presenting this award is Bonnie experience in all of nature.” Hollabaugh ’86, Alumnae Association Board President-Elect. States and abroad. She has Her favorite medium is porcereceived awards for her lain vessels with unique matt and crystalline glazes that expertise, and her work has been exhibited extensively. allow color and form to interact. She states, “When I get In addition to her professional career, Mimi has raised it right, the sense of wonder never grows old.” four successful children, volunteered her time and talent Her ceramics are part of collections owned by organizato the Junior League of Memphis, the Memphis Garden tions, businesses, and individuals, including the American Club, and Calvary Church, and is actively involved with Embassies in China, Egypt, and the Netherlands, the White the Tennessee Artist-Craftsmen’s Association. House, the Dixon Gallery, the Tennessee State Museum
2010 ANNE MARIE NEWTON WALKER PHILANTHROPY AWARD
Meg Thomas Crosby, Class of 1988 IN RECOGNITION OF 1947 ALUMNA ANNE M A R I E N E W T O N WA L K E R ’ S PA S S I O N for and service to her alma mater, Hutchison is proud to announce the creation of a new award in her memory, the Anne Marie Newton Walker Philanthropy Award. Each year this award will be presented to an alumna who has advanced philanthropy to Hutchison through personal giving and served as an inspiration to the larger community to give. Meg Thomas Crosby ’88, the award’s first recipient, inspires fellow alumnae through her commitment to her school, as well as to future generations of Hutchison girls. With a successful career in the competitive and everchanging world of technology, Meg recognized the need to ensure Hutchison girls are socially-conscious young women prepared for the challenges of a global economy. To accomplish this, Meg issued a challenge to Hutchison
alumnae. As soon as the Hutchison Alumnae Loyalty Fund reaches 50 percent participation, she will donate $300,000 to endow a scholarship fund. Meg’s generosity reflects a legacy of philanthropy inspired by Anne Marie Walker and carries forth her enduring memory. Meg Thomas Crosby '88 accepting the Mary Grimes Hutchison inaugural Anne Marie Newton Walker Philanthropy Award. said, “The goal of education is to become self-reliant and to think for oneself.” Miss Hutchison would certainly count Anne Marie Walker and Meg Thomas Crosby as girls who became truly educated women. Hutchison | 5
An excerpt of the address by Irma Merrill Stratton ‘78 to the 2010 Cum Laude Society inductees
Nancy Cheairs ’74; the background of this magazine cover is from the Memphis in May poster based on Nancy’s painting.
What does excellence look like? Typically, when people think about a school, they think first about academic excellence. Each year, Hutchison inducts new members into the Cum Laude Society. If you want to know what excellence looks like, look at each one of this year’s inductees—they have achieved a high standard both in their studies and in their lives outside of the classroom. Each of these girls, her parents, and her teachers are to be congratulated. So, what does excellence look like after Hutchison? The achievements of the following three Hutchison women demonstrate that excellence comes when you serve others, when you show up, and when you have the courage to be bold. Lynn Witte Wynn graduated from Hutchison in 1978. She went to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received a degree in nursing, with the thought that she could always get a good job with that degree. After college, she worked at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis and now works at St. Jude as Director of Clinical Research for the department that studies Lynn Witte Wynn ’78 sickle cell anemia. In addition to working with patients, recruiting volunteers for studies, and collaborating on medical research, Lynn speaks at national conferences about the research going on at St. Jude. Lynn is part of a team whose work is forever changing the way sickle cell anemia is treated. No one can tell a story the way Lynn can. Her ability to communicate and listen gives her a genuine connection to people, be they researchers, sick children, or worried parents. Good communication lets others know how much she truly cares about them and about her work. Her ability to connect with people opens the door to excellence. She learned the fundamentals of good communication at Hutchison. She says, “Nothing is as important as writing. We had no idea when we were in English class at Hutchison what a head start we were getting.” What does excellence look like? It looks like Lynn Wynn. Her motive for what she does is serving others. Communicating well is the key that makes her work not just good, but excellent. Connecting with people in an authentic way makes it easy for her to excel in serving others. Another example of what excellence looks like is Hutchison alumna Nancy Cheairs, who graduated in 1974. Art critics refer to Nancy as “Memphis’ beloved artist.” Her paintings are in collections across the nation. She founded the Flicker Street Studio, where Memphis artists teach classes in painting, sculpture, drawing, and color theory. Many people have a talent, but few achieve the critical and commercial success Nancy Cheairs has. And yet, when you talk to Nancy Cheairs about her work, she doesn’t talk about what she does, but who she is. “I knew from an early age that I was a painter,” she says. What is the key to her success? “Show up,” she says, “Show up every day to do the work—inspiration or not.
“… excellence comes when you serve others, when you show up, and when you have the courage to be bold.” 6 | Hutchison
© Nancy Cheairs ’74
© Nancy Cheairs ’74
Also, take responsibility for the aspects of the artistic life that don't feel so creative … meeting deadlines for shows, communicating with clients and galleries, keeping an updated mailing list, copywriting and documenting work, keeping receipts for taxes.” Having talent for something is a gift, but turning that talent into something remarkable happens when you show up to do the hard work, inspiration or not. What does excellence look like? It looks like Nancy Cheairs. Dana Buchman also personifies excellence. Unlike Lynn and Nancy, Dana wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to do when she was in college at Brown University. She knew she loved clothes, but the usual career options did not involve a love of clothes. Yet, Dana Buchman was bold enough to stick to what she loved. After graduating from Brown, she went to the Rhode Island School of Design and then went to work for Ellen Tracy. She later took another bold risk and developed her own line of clothing with Liz Claiborne. Her name — the name of her clothing line —lit up Times Square. Her clothes are sold around the world —a success in a very competitive industry. Why? Because she was bold enough to find a way to do what she loved. Dana now runs a foundation that focuses on learning disabilities. Her work comes from the heart. With the same boldness that created Dana Buchman ’69 her success in the business world, she has shared her experience with her daughter’s learning disabilities in her book, A Special Education: One Family’s Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities. By sharing her own family’s story, Dana has encouraged, helped, and given hope to others. What does excellence look like? It looks like Dana Buchman. What does excellence look like after Hutchison? It looks like women who serve others, who show up, and who are bold enough to follow their hearts. The lives of these three women demonstrate that every Hutchison girl has the opportunity to make a lasting and profound difference in the world around her. Although we may not know the path each one ultimately will follow as she embarks on her quest for excellence, what an adventure it will be to find out.
Irma Merrill Stratton ’78 practices law in Memphis and the surrounding areas. She graduated from Princeton University in 1982 and Vanderbilt Law School in 1985. She served as President of the Memphis Bar Association in 2003. Her professional honors include serving as a Trustee of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and election to the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy. Her sister, Pauline Merrill, M.D. ’82, is a retinal surgeon in Chicago. Her mother is Irma W. Merrill ‘47.
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Surrounded by family
, friends, and faculty, 60 Hutchison young women made the transition from seniors to alumnae beginning with baccalaureate at Second Presbyterian Church on May 16 and culminating with Hutchison’s 98th commencement exercises at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on May 17. For their accomplishments in and out of the classroom, as well as their leadership and service to their alma mater and their community, our hats are off to the Class of 2010.
They … Were accepted at 104 different colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, including Yale University, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Boston University, Middlebury College, the University of Southern California, Hofstra University, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University, as well as 19 honors colleges. Are attending 33 colleges in 18 states, the District of Columbia, and Israel. Scored higher than the national average on the SAT or ACT—on average, 355 points higher on the SAT and 6 points higher on the ACT. Were awarded more scholarship dollars than any other class — just over $4.9 million over four years, with 85% of the class earning scholarships. Received national and local recognition for their academic, artistic, athletic, and leadership abilities with seven recognized as National Merit Scholars, three National Merit Scholarship Finalists, a National Achievement Finalist, a Semi-Finalist for the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winner, four Commercial Appeal Academic AllStars, three Germantown Youth Excellence Award winners, and a Certificate of Accomplishment for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Devoted more than 6,275 hours in community service efforts over the past four years, donating time, talent, and philanthropic dollars to local and national charities.
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The Class of 2010 Alumnae Association Congratulates Our Graduates!
Mary Elisabeth Tipton, with diploma in hand, recesses from the church with flower girls Katie Wiener and Mary Johnston.
On behalf of the Association, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome each person from this auspicious class of 2010 as an official Hutchison Alumna. Congratulations to you all for completing your Hutchison experience! As quoted from one of your favorite songs, the Alma Mater, “… Though classes come and classes go” … it’s your turn, go— make a difference, make a mark, make yourself, your family and, yes, — your high school very proud. We will all be here cheering you on. Then each time you return home, keep Hutch high on the list of visits. We will always be here with open arms to hear about your adventures and successes. As the song continues “… the friendships made at Hutchison will bring joy for years to come.” To mark this special occasion, on this day of awards and recognitions, the Alumnae Association has two gifts for each of you. First is a picture frame with the Hutchison logo. As you update photos in the frame to show off your new life experiences, you will remember the spirit of your Hutchison days and the fond memories of your Alma Mater. Second is Hutchison’s traditional flower, the daisy. It signifies joy, growth, and renewal. It is our hope that every time you return to Hutchison as an alumna you will experience the joy of reconnecting with your friends, sharing old memories, and creating new ones. —JENNE PREST WILLIAMS ‘82, 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 0 A l u m n a e A s s o c i a t i o n P re s i d e n t
(Front row, from left) Mary Catherine Hughes, Addison Roberts, Meredith Taylor, Danielle Rassoul, Elaine Dellinger, Hayly Humphreys, Lane Billings, Mary Elisabeth Tipton; (second row, from left) Katherine Hammond, Mary Aubrey Landrum, Noor Obaji, Claire Tenent, Kendra Powers, Maggie Donoghue, Ann Thompson, Ann Morgan Guenther, Jennie Walker, Kate Carruthers, Kate Loveless; (third row, from left) Kelsey Currie, Amanda Jones, Jennifer McPherson, Meredith Heppel, Camille Hayes, Hilary Dunavant, Stephanie Wharton, Natalie Ciocca, Mary Crockett, MacKenzie Paul, Claire Higginbotham, Caroline Webb, Lacy Moore, Amelia Brown, Rachel Hammons
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2010 Alumnae Speaker
Mary Helen Randall ’92
Annette Smith, Head of School, with Mary Helen Randall ’92, the 2010 Commencement Speaker
Ann Thompson and Addison Roberts
Mary Aubrey Landrum (left) and Nura Muhammad with flower girls Kate McCandless and Amari Gant
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Be honest. Be honest about what you’re trying to do, and why. Be honest in your actions, and your words. It’s not easy. It will rock the boat sometimes. But you will be stronger for it, and who knows, you just might give someone else the courage to do the same. Be Clear. Be clear in what it is that you want and what you want to say. You have solid, strong ideas. Present them as such. Maybe your way isn’t the best, but strength in presentation and conviction in your beliefs are the things that make things happen. If you don’t sound like you believe in yourself, why should anyone else? Every Page Counts. It doesn’t matter if there are 99 pages of brilliance— witty observations, beautiful photos, and thought-provoking articles. If there is one page that is what I call a “throwaway page,” which means it adds nothing, it’s simply coasting on the coattails of the good stuff, then that’s one page too many. In this life we are given a set amount of pages, or chances, or opportunities. We dare not waste even one. Take Chances. It’s okay to shake things up. It’s called progress. It’s called forward thinking. And it’s going to be met with some resistance, but it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Try. You might fail. But you might not. You’ll never regret trying. Edit, Edit, Edit. Before you act or say something, stop for just a second and think about it. Is that what you really mean? Would you go back and change it if you had the chance? Because the reality is that we don’t get to edit our actions or words or responses. There is no delete button in life. Take a breath, just one breath, and think about what you’re about to put out into the world. Be honest, be gentle, and be kind, and always ask yourself, “Where’s the grace?” Choose your words carefully, and act with caution. These are the things that define you. Accept that you will make typos. You’re going to make mistakes. You have to forgive yourself when you do. And you have to move on. Don’t let a mistake shake you, or make you doubt yourself. Mistakes are what make us human. Move on, and try not to make that same mistake again. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. When I first started at Memphis magazine, I thought, wrongly so, that asking for help was a sign of weakness. That if I couldn’t do something on my own, then I was somehow lacking in my ability to get a job done. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it takes a strong person to ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with it. You’re only as good as your last issue. Your life’s work will be comprised of issue after issue. Be proud of each of your achievements, relish in your accomplishments, but don’t rest on your laurels. Make each of your life’s issues better than the last. You’ve already begun writing the story of your life. There are many, many issues left to create. And in the end, you’ll have a beautiful archive of a “publication” that only you could have written. You will look at it often, recall each issue fondly, and be proud that you did indeed make every issue better than the last. Mary Helen Randall graduated from Hutchison in 1992. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated from the University of Memphis' Journalism School. Since earning her degree, she has worked for several local publications, served as communications coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and writes freelance pieces for national magazines. She is currently the editor of Memphis magazine, a position she's held for four years. During her tenure, the magazine has won its only two National Magazine Awards of Excellence and is nominated again this year.
Seniors and flower girls enter the colonnade.
Above, from left: Maggie Donoghue; Grace Forsdick and Claire Higginbotham; Jennifer McPherson; Meredith Heppel and Hayly Humphreys
“I challenge each of you to whom much has been given to use your gifts and talents to extend a hand up to others. I also challenge you to go from strength to strength—the strength of your outstanding gift of a Hutchison education to offering strength to others. To this point, your parents and other known and unknown benefactors have given of themselves and their resources to enable you to complete this first step in your education. On this special day of graduation, as you enter a larger world, may your life be one of providing opportunities for others. May your gifts, talents, and resources be points of light to others.” —Annette Smith, Head of School
Above left: Senior Avery Jordan and flower girl Taylor Crump. Middle: Seniors (from left): Kendra Powers and Jennie Walker with flower girls Maryn Rauscher and Camille Mattingly. Right: Meredith Moreland shares a smile with flower girl Linley Downs. Hutchison | 11
Senior Awards Academic Awards FOUR YEARS, TOP HONORS
Amanda Jones FOUR YEARS, SECOND HONORS
Sarah Helton SENIOR YEAR, TOP HONORS
Elaine Dellinger SENIOR YEAR, SECOND HONORS
Elaine Dellinger, Amanda Jones, and Sarah Helton after the ceremony. Amanda was recognized for maintaining the highest academic average during her four years in Upper School and the second highest average during her senior year. Elaine earned Top Honors, Senior Year, and Sarah earned Four Years, Second Honors.
Special Presentations E d w a r d P. R u s s e l l A w a r d
Lacy Moore The Russell Award, established in memory of Mr. Edward P. Russell, former chairman of the Hutchison Board of Trustees, recognizes the senior, who through leadership and devotion to the ideals on which the school was founded, brings honor to herself and
Above: Lacy Moore, recipient of the Edward P. Russell Award, with her sister Andrea Moore â€™04 Left: Kate Carruthers, this yearâ€™s Ideal Hutchison Girl
Ideal Hutchison Girl
Kate Carruthers The Ideal Hutchison Girl honors the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of Proverbs 31: Honesty, Understanding, Trustworthiness, Courtesy, Humility, Indus try, Sincerity, Obedience, and Nobility.
Meg Thomas Student Speaker Award
Kate Loveless The graduating class selects the Meg Thomas Speaker Award recipient to speak on its behalf during the commencement ceremony. 12 | Hutchison
In addition to their diplomas, Kate Loveless, Corinne Mestemacher, Mary Catherine Hughes, Mary Aubrey Landrum, Mary Crockett, Katherine Hammond, and Maggie Green each earned a Certificate of Arts through the Mary Miles Loveless Arts Academy. Vanessa Gravenor, not pictured, also earned a Certificate.
Special Awards JEFFERSON AWARD
Elaine Dellinger MOREHEAD-CAIN AWARD
Kate Loveless RUTH & BLISS BOWLIN C R E AT I V I T Y A W A R D
Mary Catherine Hughes SARA & LEONARD FREY AWARD
Leadership Awards ANGELA PERKINS GOODWILL AWARD
Amelia Brown GREEN HONOR COUNCIL AWARD Seniors (from left) Cody Colleran, Noor Obaji, and Jasmine Moody with flower girls Jana Elabiad, Elena Paharik, and Taylor Chamberlain
Kate Carruthers VELMA THORN CUNNINGHAM AWARD
Mary Aubrey Landrum
Senior Departmental Awards ART
Vanessa Gravenor CHEMISTRY
Maggie Green CHINESE
Cody Colleran Above left: Maggie Green (left) and Mary Rachel Hamm with their flower girls Sophie Fernandez and Lucie Bell. Maggie, who will attend Yale University in the fall, received the 2010 chemistry and mathematics awards. Right: Amelia Brown, recipient of the Angela Perkins Goodwill Award, with her mother, Trustee Cary Coors Brown ’76
Elaine Dellinger FRENCH
Kate Loveless H E R I TA G E
Sarah Helton M AT H E M AT I C S
Maggie Green MUSIC
Jasmine Moody PHYSICS
Amanda Jones S PA N I S H
Ann Thompson T H E AT E R – P E R F O R M A N C E
Mary Catherine Hughes Corinne Mestemacher T H E AT E R – T E C H N I C A L
Caroline Todd Elizabeth Parrish (left) and Vanessa Gravenor, recipient of the art department award
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Seniors (from left): Anne Morgan Guenther, Grace Forsdick, Claire Tenent, Camille Hayes, Corinne Mestemacher, Ellen Wills, and Taylor Williams will attend Honors Colleges in the fall. Not pictured: Kate Carruthers, Natalie Ciocca, Kelsey Currie, and Kirra Horne.
Class of 2010 Meg Thomas Student Speaker
Let’s get some shoes … shoes—the make or break element of every fashionable ensemble, everybody’s chief mode of transportation, and the only article of the Hutchison uniform that we get to pick out for ourselves. Forrest Gump’s mama once said, “There’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been.” There’s a lot you could tell about the Class of 2010 by our shoes. Right now, 60 pairs of shoes are sitting in the front rows awaiting their turn to walk up and receive a diploma—60 pairs of Memphis’ blue suede shoes are ready to turn and run in different directions to new stomping grounds. And though we’ve had one foot out the door for the past few weeks, we’re not quite ready to walk away from this experience just yet. Our class may have followed in the footsteps of every other graduating class before us, but somehow our grade always stood out as different. Kate Loveless, 2010 Meg Thomas Student Speaker, with her Maybe it was the friendships, maybe it was the flair we exemplified with mother, Hutchison trustee Mary Miles Loveless ’72 every stride, or maybe it was that we united the assortment of personalities in our grade into one brilliant glass slipper. We have led —both through leadership positions and by example —so that each one of us has left a unique footprint on some facet of life at Hutchison. We were able to achieve so much during our school careers because of the friendships within our class. Just as there are the shoes you buy for certain outfits and the shoes you can comfortably wear with anything, there are friends for specific occasions and friends for a lifetime. At Hutchison, our friendships are built for the long-haul. We are some of the best, most supportive friends on the market. We value each other’s individuality. And when we just can’t manage to get back on our own two feet, we pick each other up by the bootstraps. … Let’s not forget about the sole of the shoe. We are all fortunate to have fantastic adults around us acting as cobblers, mending our high heels so that we may reach higher. Thank you to the parents who have been our unfailing arch supports, quietly shaping us as we grew. You were always there to keep our feet on the right path, and you gave us the strongest education possible. And to the coaches, teachers, and administrators who have known us —thank you for letting us be equals in your classrooms, on your courts, on your fields, in your offices, on your stages. I doubt any of you know how much your influence has affected us, and I doubt any of us know how far your influence will continue to extend. So— where are we going? There is no way to predict just how far this class will go. These boots are made for walking, and we’re going to find footholds in just about every field. Like the winged shoes of the goddess Nike, our shoes will carry us to Olympian heights, but I know that we will keep our feet on the ground wherever we go. We have Hutchison to thank for the superior education and profound relationships that will be the dependable shoes to carry us through the years. This is our jumping-off point — all we have to do now is start running. 14 | Hutchison
Senior Mary Crockett is joined by her mother, Elise Norfleet Crockett ‘76, (left), and grandmother, Helen Norfleet Panton ‘51 (right).
Sarah Rose Watkins (left), Danielle Rassoul, and Meredith Taylor
Above: MacKenzie Paul Below: Hilary Dunavant celebrates with her family after graduation. Pictured are (from left) her brother Billy; sister Audsley ’08; her father Bill, a current trustee; brother Harry; her grandfather Billy Dunavant, a former trustee; and her mother, Michelle.
Above, left: Anne Morgan Guenther (left), Caitlin Camuti, Elizabeth Gibson, and this year’s ESU exchange student, Ruth Brand Above, right: Harriet Westlake and flower girl Aimen Kazmi
Above: Stephanie Wharton (center) is joined by her parents and sisters, Jenny ’11 (far left) and Elizabeth ’15 (far right). Her father, Mike, is a current trustee. Left: Rachel Hammons with her grandmother, Carol Lewis Jones ‘50 (left), and mother, Dot Jones Hammons ‘76 Hutchison | 15
Above left: Lane Billings with her mother, Hutchison librarian Lee Billings. Right: Kelsey Currie (left), Riki Higgins, and Jasmine Rose with flower girls Stephanie Woodbury, KaMya Jones, and Harris Hale
Upper School Head Elizabeth Miller
Above, left: Twins Caroline and May Todd in the courtyard with their twin flower girls Ann and Betsy Grimes Above, right: Natalie Ciocca Below, left: Courtney Aymett and flower girl Pilar DaRonco Below, right: Ellen Wills (left), Megan Wingo, and Caroline Webb
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Sarah Courtney Aymett Millsaps College
Hilary Moran Dunavant Texas Christian University
Virginia Claire Higginbotham Washington and Lee University
Lacy Magill Moore Vanderbilt University
Lane Torrence Billings Emory University
Grace Edmonds Forsdick University of Mississippi, Honors College
Rebekah Hanna Higgins Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Meredith Whitson Moreland University of Mississippi
Mary Elizabeth Gibson University of Mississippi
Kirra Elise Horne The Ohio State University, Honors College
Ruth Lorna Brand Hull-York Medical School Amelia Livingston Brown Louisiana State University Caitlin Wilson Camuti Auburn University Katharine Butler Carruthers Auburn University, Honors College Natalie Marie Ciocca Rhodes College, Honors College Cody Joy Colleran University of Miami Mary Vance Crockett* Appalachian State University Kelsey Nicole Currie Monmouth University, Honors College Elaine Maria Dellinger Middlebury College Margaret Elizabeth Donoghue Rhodes College
Vanessa Kelly Gravenor* Washington University in St. Louis
Mary Catherine Hughes* New York University
Margaret Ruth Green* Yale University
Martha Hays Humphreys Furman University
Anne Morgan Guenther Mississippi State University, Honors College
Amanda Marie Jones University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Honors College
Mary Rachel Hamm University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Avery Alexandria Jordan Furman University
Katherine Baird Hammond* College of William and Mary Rachel Lewis Hammons University of Mississippi Camille Caroline Hayes University of Alabama, Honors College Sarah Grace Helton Vanderbilt University Meredith Alexis Heppel University of Georgia
Mary Aubrey Landrum* Vanderbilt University Kate Miles Loveless* University of Southern California Jennifer Lynn McPherson Mississippi State University Corinne Hughes Mestemacher* Hofstra University, Honors College Jasmine Marie Moody Baylor University
Nura Fajr Muhammad Rhodes College Noor Suzanne Obaji University of Tennessee, Knoxville Elizabeth Graham Parrish Landmark College MacKenzie Grace Paul University of Mississippi Kendra Rebecca Powers Millsaps College Danielle Rassoul Rhodes College Addison Ann Roberts Auburn University Jasmine Winona Rose University of Missouri, Columbia Meredith Goodrich Taylor Colorado State University Claire Winston Tenent University of Alabama, Honors College
Ann Caldwell Thompson The George Washington University Mary Elisabeth Black Tipton Vanderbilt University Caroline Snowden Collier Todd Rhodes College May Snowden Elisabeth Todd Ringling College of Art and Design Jeannette Lee Walker University of Mississippi Sarah Rose Sheperd Watkins University of Missisippi Caroline Marie Webb Texas Christian University Harriet Elizabeth Westlake University of South Carolina Stephanie Marie Wharton University of Mississippi Taylor Alexandra Williams University of Mississippi, Honors College Ellen Elizabeth Wills University of Alabama, Honors College Megan Ashley Wingo University of Mississippi
Congratulations to the Class of 2010 *Earned a Certificate of Arts in addition to Hutchison diploma
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Above: Fourth grade dancers Left: May Queen Mary Catherine Hughes (center) with her May Court attendants, Meredith Taylor (left) and Stephanie Wharton Right: Senior Jasmine Moody with flower girl Taylor Chamberlain
Left: Seniors perform the traditional dance around the May Pole. Below: Second graders dance to Debussy's Clair de Lune.
may day 2010
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Seniors and flower girls wait for the May Day festivities to begin.
T H I S S P R I N G , M I D D L E S C H O O L history teacher John Stephany and his 8th grade world history class had a unique opportunity to experience Korean culture and education first hand. Stephany, who traveled to South Korea on a month-long group study exchange, shared ideas with Korean educators and taught a class on American school culture to South John Stephany (far right) teaches South Korean stuKorean high school dents about American school culture. students and teachers. Stephany used an interactive blog and Skype to teach his History teacher John Stephany (far left) in South Korea class remotely to facilitate discussions among Hutchison girls and South Korean students. The experience proved to be timely given the increased tension in the Korean Peninsula.
Increasing Global Awareness Through Long Distance Learning
“The recent events involving North Korea were unforeseen when I took my trip,” says Stephany, “but our girls are now experts on the region and fully understand the seriousness of the current situation and its impact on the world.”
Gilvia Flanagan Brown ’63 Retires G I LV I A F L A N A G A N B R O W N ’6 3 says goodbye to the place she has called “home” for over half of her life! She began her Hutchison journey in kindergarten and traveled all the way through twelfth grade. During her senior year at Hutchison, Gilvia was the president of Quill & Scroll, president of the Classical Club, fashion editor of the Signpost, and a library assistant. She was a member of the Glee Club, Honor Society, Honor Study Hall, and Honor Council and was also one of the May Queen’s attendants. After graduating from Hutchison, Gilvia attended Southwestern, now Rhodes, studying French and Spanish. From there, she returned to Hutchison to teach and has become an institution in the upper school language department. Her dedication to her school and her students, her passion for learning, her quiet, calm demeanor, and her strong sense of values have provided the standard of excellence expected of a teacher at Hutchison. These qualities make Gilvia Brown highly respected by both her students and her fellow teachers. This year, Gilvia decided it was time to retire from teaching. The entire Hutchison community will miss “Senora Brown,” but they are excited for her as she begins this next phase of her life’s journey.
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An Award-winning Production Hutchison’s fall production, Jane Eyre: A Musical Drama, was recognized for excellence at the 2010 Orpheum High School Musical Theater Awards. Freshman Olivia Wingate won for Best Supporting Actress as Young Jane Eyre, and the crew won for Best Lighting Design. Hutchison also received nominations for Jane Eyre in the following categories: Best Actress (Corinne Mestemacher ’10), Best Cameo Performance (Amber Kiner ’15), Best Hair and Make-up Design, and Best Technical Crew. Left: Olivia Wingate ’13 won for Best Supporting Actress as Young Jane Eyre at the 2010 Orpheum High School Musical Theater Awards. Below: The cast and crew of Jane Eyre.
Hitting the High Notes
The Japanese Ambassador (Maeji Brown ‘18) presents a gift, the Mechanical Bird (Owen Hergenrader ‘18), to the Emperor (Catey Nelson ‘18).
Middle School's Just Bee, led by Cindy Harrison, performs at the Spring Music Concert.
GIRLS IN THE LOWER, MIDDLE, AND UPPER SCHOOL CHOIRS performed over 40 times this year, once again garnering accolades and awards. Haley Bell ’17, Susannah Bland ’18, Cooper Matthews ’17, Luba O’Dell ’17, and Maggie Page ’17, members of the middle school group, Just Bee, were selected to participate in the Tennessee Treble Honors Choir. Upper School’s Vocal Point received first prize at the ACDA state choral festival and another first place finish at the West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association Festival where Catherine Norton ’11 was selected to receive one of only two vocal scholarships awarded. Vocal Point member Catherine Boggan ’13 was selected to participate in the National Honors Choir and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City this summer.
the Lower School’s spring theatre production considered history, creative writing, theater, and Chinese culture through a different lens. Directed by Anne Marie Caskey ’80, Theatre Artistic Director, and lower school music teacher Noel Wilkins, the play brought acting and music together in perfect harmony. To complement the traditional fairy tale, folk melodies were incorporated. The Musicians Ensemble, comprised of lower school girls, performed using Chinese gongs, finger cymbals, singing bowls, and Orff instruments.
The Nightingale (Becket Monaghan ‘19) sings a sweet song for the Emperor (Catey Nelson ‘18). 20 | Hutchison
Artists Share Art Purchase Award
Betsy Rhodes Friendship Award
Somer Greene ’12 Loyalty Award
Weezie Stefner ’11 Molly Sheahan Spear Award
Allison Blankenship ’12 Laura Hampton Rogers Community Commitment Award
Allie Watkins ’11
Wilson Society Reception
Upper School art teachers Gwen English (far left) and Anne Davey (far right) with Alexandra & Tucker Adams Art Purchase award winners Wallace Anne Sorrells ’11 (center left) and Caroline Orr ’12 (center right)
2010 UNDERCLASSMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Upper School Assistant Head Katy Nair (left) joins faculty sponsor Helen Morrison ’05 and Wilson Society members Cody Colleran ’10, Elaine Dellinger ’10, Carolyn Dellinger ’12, Somer Greene ’12, Mary Elizabeth Kakales ’12, and Baylee Less ’12 at the Wilson Society reception.
O N A P R I L 7, 2010, the Hutchison Wilson Society joined other members from Briarcrest and Memphis University School to celebrate their combined accomplishments. Hutchison girls presented this year’s service projects that included the organization of a freshman activity with the children at Hope House, the “Teens on the Scene” project spearheaded by sophomore Somer Greene to promote community service among teens in Memphis, and volunteer efforts at The Memphis Child Advocacy Center and Baptist Trinity Hospice. Lauren Wilson Young, Executive Director of the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation, presented certificates and gold keys to each member, explaining that the keys were symbolic of a quotation from her grandfather, Kemmons Wilson: “Work is the master key that opens the door to all opportunities.” Established by the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation as a way to preserve the legacy of Kemmons Wilson and promote his love for the Memphis community through education and service, The Wilson Society is a program offered to high school students who have a desire to impact their community through community service and servant leadership.
Purchased artwork include these pieces (above) by Caroline Orr ’12 and (below) by Wallace Ann Sorrells ’11.
UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARDS
Claire McMullen ’11 Sarah Sherman ’11 – Kelsey Gossett ’11
Cornell University –
Dartmouth College – Hendrix College
Hollins University Creative Writing
Isabelle Todd ’11 The Jefferson Book Award (University of Virginia)
Teresa Morrissey ’11 Jenny Lee ’11 Randolph College – Mary Mitchum ’11 Rhodes College – Somer Greene ’12 Middlebury College –
The Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing (University of the South)
Claire Pendergrass ’11 Washington and Lee University
Chandler Reece ’11 Catherine Norton ’11
Wellesley College –
Wesleyan University Yale
Sophie Davidoff ’11 University – Amy Pickens ’11
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Athletic Honors ........................ THE
2009–2010 Best of the Preps:
Player of the Year
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist
Hayly Humphreys ‘10
Amanda Jones ‘10
Athlete of the Year Finalist Kate Carruthers ‘10
2009–2010 Best of the Preps Player of the Year Finalist
Camille Hayes ’10
Hayly Humphreys ‘1 Maggie Leavell ‘12 Caroline Orr ‘12
2009–2010 Best of the Preps All-Metro Teams
Mary Elisabeth Tipton ‘10
Hayly Humphreys ‘10 Maggie Donoghue ‘10 Elizabeth Carr ‘11 Maggie Leavell ‘12 Neely Leavell ‘12 Caroline Orr ‘12
lacrosse Camille Hayes ‘10 Sophie Davidoff ‘11 Margaret Cates ‘12 Kelley Guinn McArtor ‘12
soccer Kate Carruthers ‘10 Caroline Webb ‘10
basketball Kate Carruthers ‘10
volleyball Allison James ‘12 Caroline Sabbatini ‘12
track Amanda Jones ‘10 Jasmine Moody 10 Mary Elisabeth Tipton ‘10 Caroline Webb ‘10 Grace Ivy ‘11 Kayla Parker ‘13 May Montague ‘13 Mary Carson Pitts ‘13
........................ 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 0 A ll - S t a t e H o n o r e e s
Caroline Webb ‘10
Camille Hayes ‘10
........................ 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 0 A ll - S o u t h H o n o r e e s
soccer Kate Carruthers ‘10 Caroline Webb ‘10
........................ 2009–2010 All-American Honorees
Camille Hayes ‘10 Meredith Heppel ‘10 Taylor Williams ‘10 Sophie Davidoff ‘11 Amy Pickens ‘11
Caroline Webb ‘10
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The Sting finished a strong season with a trip to the state tournament by qualifying at the quarter regionals.
Another Stellar Season for Lacrosse Team The Hutchison Lacrosse team continued their reign as one of the most successful teams in the South, qualifying for the state tournament for the fifth consecutive year. Led by co-captains and All-Americans Camille Hayes ‘10, Meredith Heppel ‘10, Jennie Walker ‘10, and Taylor Williams ‘10, the Sting finished the season with 12 wins and four losses, defeating local rival Houston High School in overtime to qualify for the state tournament. This season, Camille Hayes ’10, a two-time Academic All-American, was named to the all-region, all-state, and Best of the Preps All-Metro teams. Camille was also selected as one of five finalists for Lacrosse Player of the Year by The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps. Sophie Davidoff ‘11 and Kelley Guinn McArtor ‘12 also made the West all-region team.
Lacrosse team co-captain Camille Hayes ’10
State Champs! MAGGIE DONOGHUE ’10 AND HAYLY HUMPHREYS ’10 completed their senior
year with a crowning victory. The doubles team won the TSSAA Division II AA state doubles tennis championship, defeating the doubles team from Ensworth 6-3, 6-4. This is the second title for Donoghue who helped Hutchison to the state team title in 2009 and also was runner-up for the 2009 state doubles title with partner Maggie Leavell ’12. After winning the match, both Humphreys and Donoghue, who did not drop a set on the way to this year’s state title, admitted to feeling the pressure to claim the victory for their senior year. “We had a little bit of a hiccup in the second set,” Donoghue said, “caused by nerves and the emotion of it being our last high school match and our last time to play together.” With the state doubles win, Humphreys, who has not lost a singles match in over two years, became the first female Tennessee high school player to claim the “Triple Crown” in TSSAA Division II tennis. In 2009, Hayly won the Division II state singles championship and also led her team to the state team title.
Top: Hutchison Varsity Tennis claimed its fourth consecutive TSSAA Division II AA West Region title without losing a match for the last two years. Pictured are: Caroline Orr ’12 (from left), Elizabeth Carr ’11, Neely Leavell ’12, Maggie Donoghue ’10, Hayly Humphreys ’10, Maggie Leavell ’12, Amelia Sims ’12, Carly Gubin ’12, Megan Wingo ’10, and Coach Phil Chamberlain. Above: Hayly Humphreys ’10 (right) hugs her state championship doubles partner Maggie Donoghue ’10 after completing their senior year with a crowning victory.
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Hutchison All-Americans Lizzy Luttrell ’09 (from left), Theresa Monypeny ’09, Brittany Trimble ’08, Emily Allen, Caroline Schaefer ’08, Jennie Walker ’10, Camille Hayes ’10, Meredith Heppel ’10, Taylor Williams ’10, and Caroline Webb ’10
New Wall Honors Hutchison All-Americans O N M AY 1 5 , C U R R E N T A N D F O R M E R H U T C H I S O N AT H L E T E S , along with their family and friends, gathered in
the lobby of the Goodlett Athletic Center for the dedication of the Hutchison Athletics All-American Wall, designed to recognize these girls’ significant contributions to the Hutchison athletic program.
Congratulations to our scholar athletes!
U. S. Lacrosse AllAmericans Megan Gibson ‘06 Theresa Monypeny ’09 Caroline Schaefer ‘08
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Lizzy Luttrell ‘09
National Soccer Coaches Association of American Scholar All-American Caroline Webb ‘10
Volleyball All-American Rebekah Smith ‘09
U. S. Lacrosse Academic All-Americans Emily Allen Camille Hayes ‘10 Meredith Heppel ‘10 Christie Long ‘08 Sara Mendelson ‘09 Rebecca Ruleman ‘09 Brittany Trimble ‘08 Jennie Walker ‘10 Taylor Williams ‘10 Emily Woodbury ‘08
East Field to Enhance Athletics Program T H E C O M P L E T I O N O F T H E N E W A RT I F I C I A L T U R F E A S T F I E L D will coincide with the kick-off of the 2010–2011 competitive sports season. The new field will allow the School to sustain a strong athletic program and will have a positive impact on the Hutchison community. Hutchison’s athletic program has achieved tremendous success in recent years winning state and regional titles while charting unprecedented growth in participation. More than 78 percent of middle school girls and 60 percent of upper school girls participate in athletics at the competitive, developmental, or intramural level. This important addition to Hutchison’s thriving program will provide opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and competition which will pay dividends for Hutchison women now and for years to come. If you are interested in making a financial commitment to the new field, please contact Ruth Carr, Development Director, at (901) 507-2466 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 24 | Hutchison
A Triumphant Track Season
Athletic Awards S P E C I A L AT H L E T I C A W A R D S Marjorie Hudson Wright Senior Award
Hayly Humphreys ’10 Jack Stanford Sportsmanship Award
Amy Pickens ’11 Anne Rooks Hampton Tri-Athlete Award
Jasmine Moody ’10 N A N C Y E D WA R D S S C H O L A R AT H L E T E AWA R D S
Amanda Jones ’10 Amy Pickens ’11 Mary Elizabeth Kakales ’12 Kelley Guinn McArtor ’12 Allie Saunders ’13
Above: Amy Pickens ’11 (from left), Jasmine Moody ’10, and Hayly Humphreys ‘10. Below: Nancy Edwards Scholar Athletes Award Winners: Allie Saunders ’13 (from left), Kelley Guinn McArtor ’12, Mary Elizabeth Kakales ’12, Amy Pickens ’11, and Amanda Jones ‘10
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Kayla Parker ’13 placed in the top 3 in the region in the high jump, 100 meter hurdles, and 300 meter hurdles. She went on to compete in the high jump at the state championships.
THE STING VARSITY TRACK TEAM completed a triumphant season as the runner-up in the TSSAA Division II West Sectional Championships with several girls qualifying for the state meet. Mary Elisabeth Tipton ‘10 won the 200 meter and was runner-up in the 400 meter dash. Jasmine Moody ‘10 claimed a second place finish in the shot put, and Amanda Jones finished third in the triple jump. Courtney Aymett ‘10 claimed a fifth place finish in the 800 meter run with Grace Ivy ‘11 finishing second in the discus and Mary Carson Pitts ’13 finishing third in the pole vault. Additionally, Kayla Parker ‘13 finished second in the high jump and third in both the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. The Hutchison relay teams finished second in the 4x400, fourth in the 4x200, and fifth in the 4x100. At the state track championships, Mary ElisabethTipton finished second in the 200 meter dash, missing first by nine one hundredths of a second, and finished third in the 400 meter dash. The 4x400 relay team (Amanda Jones ‘10, Mary Elisabeth Tipton ‘10, Caroline Webb ‘10, and May Montague ’13) finished fifth. In the triple jump, Amanda Jones claimed a sixth place finish. Grace Ivy (discus), Kayla Parker (high jump), and Mary Carson Pitts (pole vault) each took seventh place.
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T H E H U T C H I S O N E N D O W M E N T:
Continuing the Legacy A G I F T T O H U T C H I S O N ’ S E N D O W M E N T is the most effective way to make a positive difference in the School’s long-term financial health and to express your support for the School’s program. Endowed funds allow donors to direct gifts to specific areas of interest, such as faculty salaries, professional development, academic programs, athletics, and the arts. Some funds may be restricted for a particular use such as financial assistance, while other funds may provide unrestricted support. Earnings from each assist the overall operating budget by providing support for all aspects of the School’s program. Your gift also ensures that the programs you value most are available to girls today and tomorrow. You may choose to create your own named fund with a minimum gift of $75,000, or you may join others to support an area of interest at any gift level. Hutchison is honored when a family or other individual wishes to establish a permanent endowment fund as a tribute to a family member, faculty member, or to Hutchison in general. For further information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact Ruth Carr, Development Director at 901.507.2466 or email@example.com.
Generous Gift Helps Secure Theatre Program Honors three generations of alumnae DR. CHRISTY MESTEMACHER
has enriched the Hutchison arts program by making an endowed gift in memory of her mother, Barbara Smith Smith ’57, and her grandmother, Nelle McMahan Smith ’32. Christy’s daughter, Corinne Hughes Mestemacher ’10, demonstrated exceptional talent in the arts during her Hutchison career, and they selected the Theater and Dance Studio to recognize three generations of Hutchison women. Corinne will attend the honors college at Hofstra University this fall. Corinne Mestemacher ’10 (left) and her mother, Dr. Christy Mestemacher.
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Permanent Endowment Funds Ruth and Bliss Bowlin Endowment for Creativity Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. David C. Bowlin to promote programs that discover and nurture creative talents in Hutchison students.
Class of 1982 Scholarship Fund Established in 1997 by the Class of 1982 in celebration of their 15th reunion. This fund provides a renewable merit and needs-based scholarship for an incoming middle school student.
The Myrna Colley-Lee and E’Dena Hines Creative Dramatics Chair Established in 2001 by Morgan Freeman to support Fine Arts and the Theater Artistic Director position.
Edna K. Crain Educators Institute Fund Established in 2009 by Mr. and Mrs. J. Lester Crain, in memory of his mother, Edna K. Crain ’26 to support the Hutchison Center for Excellence Educators Institute.
Crain Faculty Chair for Chinese Established in 2009 by Mr. and Mrs. J. Lester Crain to support the School’s Mandarin Chinese program.
50th Reunion Endowment Fund
renewable scholarship assistance to an incoming ninth grade student.
Carolyn and Robert Rogers Fellowship Program Established in
Louis Hayden Chair of Mathematics Endowed by the Board of Trustees in 2000 in appreciation for Louis Hayden’s leadership as Interim Head of School. Earnings provide a faculty grant for summer study and professional development in the mathematics field.
Jack Stanford Summer Chair of Excellence Established in 1995 in honor
Robert D. Lynn Chair for Professional Growth in History Established in 1987 by the trustees, alumnae, the Lynn Family, and other friends of the School in memory of Dr. Robert D. Lynn who served as headmaster of Hutchison from 1959–79. Earnings support faculty summer study.
Perre Magness Lecture Series Established in 2008 by Perre Magness to support a lecture series focused on Memphis history to promote a greater understanding of Memphis’ past, present, and future.
Virginia Ballou McGehee Scholarship Fund Established in 2007 by Jim McGehee to honor his wife, Virginia Ballou McGehee ’42.
Phillip H. McNeill Chair for Professional Growth in Science Established by Mr. and Mrs. Phillip McNeill for the professional growth of teachers in the field of science.
Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund Earnings from this
Judy and King Rogers Leadership Fund Established in 1997 to support
permanently endowed fund from the Edward E. Ford Foundation provide
and implement leadership programs for Hutchison students.
O P P O RT U N I T I E S at Hutchison as there are interests of our alumnae, parents, and friends. One effective means of giving to
Hutchison is through a planned or legacy gift. Planned giving is the process of selecting the best method and the best asset for making a gift, while at the same time, reducing a donor’s income, capital gains, or estate tax burdens. Bequests and other planned gifts have a profound and
of former headmaster, Jack Stanford; income generated is restricted to professional growth for faculty.
Walker Endowment Fund Established in 2003 by Tom and Anne Marie Newton Walker ‘47 to assist the School in increasing endowment support.
Margaret Wellford Tabor Chair in Literature Established in 2005 to recognize exemplary professional contributions and outstanding teaching in the English Department.
Norma Lee Willey Chair for Professional Growth in English Established in 1987 to enhance the quality of teaching in English and the language arts. Income generated provides a grant for faculty summer study.
Established in 2008 by the Class of ’58 to provide additional financial support to a program that is not fully covered by the operating budget.
THERE ARE AS MANY GIVING
2002. Each year, the Rogers Program awards a fellowship to a civic-minded Hutchison graduate who has earned her college degree and who has shown extraordinary dedication to community involvement and works to instill a similar commitment in Hutchison girls.
W. Howard Willey Jr. Scholarship Fund Established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Willey III, Dr. Kimberly Willey Freeman ’88 and Dr. John Freeman to provide financial assistance to deserving students.
all who share a vision for Hutchison’s future. Upon making your legacy gift, you will become a member of the
and join the company of many who have helped to provide for generations of girls
and scholars to come. Most importantly, you will be making an invaluable contribution to securing the future for Hutchison. For more information regarding a legacy gift, please contact Ruth Carr, Development Director, at 901.507.2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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H U T C H I S O N W I L L A LWAY S E N S U R E that the electric bill is paid and the lights stay on— that’s a nonnegotiable element in the operating budget. But there are other elements that contribute to the School’s ability to offer excellence in education: elements that cannot be guaranteed without philanthropic support for the School. Quite simply, Hutchison could not operate without the generosity of its alumnae, parents, and friends. Today, tuition dollars cover 81 percent of the cost of sending a girl to Hutchison. The remaining 19 percent is covered by income from endowment, auxiliary revenue, and Annual Fund. Of that 19 percent, approximately eight percent is generated by the gifts to the endowment and the Annual Fund. The financial goal of the endowment is to provide a steady stream of income each year, while also growing to keep pace with inflation. Without the support of loyal contributors who have made gifts to the endowment over the past 108 years, students today would be paying much higher tuition. The same is true of the Annual Fund — it has a direct bearing on the quality of a Hutchison education and the price of tuition. The size and flexibility of the Annual Fund ensure that there are adequate resources every year to sustain Hutchison’s distinctive margin of excellence: a margin that is constantly challenged as knowledge continually expands. New fields of inquiry demand the addition of new elements to curriculum and facilities. Since it is substantial and flexible, the Annual Fund is invaluable and a top financial priority every year. This year over 1,600 alumnae, parents, and friends joined together to contribute over $700,000 to the School through the Annual Fund. The impact of so many coming together with gifts of every size to make a difference in the lives of our girls is tremendous. The absence of their investment would certainly have a negative impact on our students, faculty, and program. A contribution to the Annual Fund is an investment that will reap returns too precious to measure in dollars and cents.
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Claire Sebralla Saino ’54 and her husband Joe (center) with daughters (from left) Cathy Saino Morton ’82, Carolyn Saino ’87, Cecelia Saino ’84, and Elaine Saino Gumbert ’88.
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I C A N C E RTA I N LY S AY that Hutchison influenced my entire life, as well as the lives of my four daughters. Without question, Hutchison reinforced the values that are so important in life! How wonderful it was to be surrounded each day with a caring faculty who stressed a love of learning, personal honor, compassion, and a dedication to hard work. A bonus was the formation of lifelong, deeply cherished friendships. You can be sure that my daughters are just as grateful as I am for the years they spent at Hutchison. The marvelous preparation they received served as a springboard that enabled them to meet the challenges they faced when furthering their higher education and gave them the confidence to take risks when necessary. They all grew to be independent and even adventurous young women. It’s been amazing to see them take flight. All of us are so proud of the fine institution Hutchison has become. How it has changed from the little schoolhouses on Union Avenue to the magnificent campus it is today! However, through the years, no matter the location, an amazing faculty, a marvelous staff, and great leadership have been hallmarks of everything for which Hutchison stands. It is for these reasons that I give to the Hutchison Annual Fund. To me, it represents a “Thank You” from all five Saino women who have attended Hutchison. My husband, Joe, joins me in expressing his appreciation for all of the wonderful educational possibilities that Hutchison afforded the women in his life: Cathy Saino Morton ‘82, Celia Saino ‘84, Carolyn Saino ‘87, Elaine Saino Gumbert ‘88, and me.
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The Class of ’50: Seated (from left) are Nell Lipscomb Martin, Carol Lewis Jones, Emily Roberts Gay, Mary Alice Semmes Gordon; standing (from left) are Jessica Barton Clarke, Mary Liz Murray Foster, Deeda Gerber Withers, and Margaret McKee.
The Class of ’75 celebrated its 35th reunion at the home of Jeanne and Richard Hollis. Pictured are (front row, from left) Weezie Collier Calandruccio, Lisa Burkhalter Mitchum, Lesley Rainer Dillon, Beth Thomas Ploch, Mary Ellen Poindexter Chase, (back row, from left) Martha Pullen Thomas, Jeanne Bowen Hollis, Cindy Lafferty Williams, Susu Rasche Sneed, Carita Crump Palmer, and Pam Wilbourn Pierce.
Members of the Classes of ’60 & ’61 enjoyed a luncheon at the home of Dr. Annette Smith. Pictured are guests from the Class of ’60. Seated (from left) are Ann Clark Quinlen Harris, Susan Carter Elliott, Jimmye Pidgeon; standing (from left) are Betty Riggan Padgett, Lillian High Trotter, Susan Patton Crawford, and Doritte Evans Early.
The Class of ’60 kicked off their 50th Reunion celebration with a cocktail party at the home of Dr. Annette Smith. Pictured (front row, from left) are Tempe Walker Chancellor, Susan Patton Crawford, Peggy Aden Mason, Ginny Muller Strubing, Dorritte Evans Early, (second row, from left) Emily Holloway Walker, Normie Sanders Geske, Lillian High Trotter, Pat McCrory Matuschak, Sandra Garner Ireland, Betty Riggan Padgett, Caroline Barton Whittle, Leslie Wilsford Patton, Kelly Mulherin Oates, Minje Mitchell Ramey, (back row, from left) Guthrie Johnson Killebrew, Susan Carter Elliott, Barbara Tyer Tusing, Jo Cox Sanders, Norma Michael Wood, Margaret Jones Gillespie, Anne Galbreath Fisher, Susan Stivers Leach, Ann Clark Quinlen Harris, and Sondra Otey Hartley. 30 | Hutchison
Above, left: Megan Wellford Grinder ’91, Alumnae Association Development Chair, reminds alumnae how important it is for them to make a Loyalty Gift to the Annual Fund. Right: Laurie Fraser Stanton ’65, Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, shares the “State of the School” address with her fellow alumnae.
Sheri Bancroft ’88 (left), Julie Bancroft ’84, Amanda Eckels Goetze ’94, and Missy Flinn ’01 greet alumnae as they arrive at the luncheon.
Members of the Class of '80 (standing, from left) Lou Flowers Martin, Virginia Raines Rowland, Boo Mann Winsett, Cynthia Britton Cross, (seated, from left) Anne Marie Caskey and Grace Wilson Swaney at this year's Alumnae Luncheon.
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Jennie Roberts Brooks ’98 (left), Alumnae Luncheon Vice-Chair, and Leigh Ann Pritchard Rogers ’88, Alumnae Luncheon Chair, made an amazing team planning and organizing Alumnae Luncheon 2010.
Alumnae from 1944 through 2005 braved the torrential rain and tornado sirens to enjoy this year’s luncheon with their friends and former classmates. Above, reunion year alumnae met in the theater lobby prior to the luncheon for the Mimosa Party. Hutchison | 31
golden bees Guests at this year’s Trezevant reception enjoyed the food, the company, and a special video about Miss Hutchison and her amazing school! Pictured are (from left) Jane Ogden Carruthers ’44, Golden Bees chair Carol Lewis Jones ’50, Madeleine Perkins Jehl ’48, Golden Bees vice chair Adrienne Aden Stock ’57, and Carroll Russell Fay.
Ruth Moore Cobb ’43 at the Trezevant reception
Head of School Dr. Annette Smith (left), Billie Price Carroll ’39, and Megan Wellford Grinder ’91, Alumnae Association Development Chair, enjoy the Golden Bees Coffee.
Sarah Fox Martin Carter ’32 enjoys visiting with fellow Hutchison alumnae during the Trezevant reception.
Eve Skinner Robinson ’44 (left) visits with Ann DeWar Blecken ’46 at the Golden Bees Coffee. 32 | Hutchison
Hutchison Crest Society member Allison Blankenship ’12 presents Anita Falls Pharr ’38 with a gift from the Alumnae Association.
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Above, Washington, D.C.-area alumnae enjoy a Hutchison reception. From left: Natalie Ostrow ’92 joins hostess Burson Taylor Snyder ’93; Theresa Duldt Holland ’86 and Babs Chase ’87 catch up.
Above, alumnae visit at a wine and cheese reception for the Classes of ’88, ’89, and ’90. From left: Joan Robinson Renshaw ’88 and Whitney Miller ’88; Karen Rockett McFadden ’90, Estelle Gaerig Winsett ’90, and Alice Trotter Crow ’88
CeCe Dobbs Martindale ’99 (left), Page Price Henrion ’68, Head of School Dr. Annette Smith, Faith Francis Marshall ’87, and Suellen Robinson Murchison ‘78 enjoyed connecting in Dallas at Page Henrion's home.
Hutchison bee cookies designed just for the D.C.- area reception by Natalie Ostrow’s ’92 Occasions Caterers.
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Huxley Brown ’04 (from left), Jennings Pitts ’05, Helen Morrison ’05, and Martha Campbell ’05 enjoyed catching up with friends. Huxley is serving as the Loyalty Rep for her class, and Helen is the Class Rep for ’05. Jennings will be joining the Alumnae Association Board for 2010–2011.
Peria Gober ’00 (from left), Lauren Daniel Carr ’00, and Elizabeth Saxton ’99. Peria is the Class of 2000 Class Rep; Lauren serves on the Alumnae Association Board as the Development Vice-Chair; Elizabeth is one of the Class of ’99 Class Reps and serves on the Hutchison Board of Trustees.
Left: Sora Kim Lynch (left) and Lorie Chapman, both Class of 1998, joined in the festivities. Right: Missy Flinn '01 (left) and Kim Waxman O’Bar ’00. Missy serves on the Alumnae Association Board, and Kim is the Middle School Learning Specialist at Hutchison.
Young Alum Vice-Chair Sarah Lawrence Allen ’02 (left) and Young Alum Chair Halley Norton Williams ’01 organized a very successful Young Alum Party in February at Ciao Bella. Joining Hutchison alumnae were young alums from St. Mary’s and MUS. 34 | Hutchison
Faith Bloodworth Weber ’97 and her husband, Steve (second from left), have fun visiting with Chrissie Centko Tashie ’96 and her husband, David.
milestones MARRIAGES Courtney Carlisle ’98 to John Bolton, September 19, 2009 Dottie Fisher ’01 to Dr. Joshua French, April 17, 2010 Robin Morehead ’01 to Patrick Taylor, June 20, 2009 Claudette Morrison ’02 to Michael Bradley Hawkins, December 19, 2009 Ragan Mueller ’05 to David Washburn, February 6, 2010 Chelsea Rose ’05 to Seth Jewell May 29, 2010 Malaney Cross ’06 to Mason George, December 19, 2009
BIRTHS & ADOPTIONS
Caroline Elizabeth Wallace to Anna Ikle Wallace ’92 and Jeff Wallace, September 30, 2009
Stephen Andrew (Drew) Tayloe to Lindsey Wilson Tayloe ’97 and Rob Tayloe, December 2, 2010
William Rex Patterson to Robin Moore Patterson ’93 and Scott Patterson, August 12, 2009
Christopher Tully Weber to Faith Bloodworth Weber ’97 and Steve Weber, July 16, 2009
Julia Larkin Grisanti to Kimberly Glankler Grisanti ’94 and Larkin Grisanti, September 23, 2009
Benjamin Wells Williams to Anne Arnold Williams ’97 and Campbell Williams, September 8, 2009
Emmet Brower to Sarah Jane Morris Brower ’95 and Ned Brower, January 24, 2010
Mary Preston Amin to Tracy Hickerson Amin ’98 and Omar Amin, June 4, 2009
Elizabeth Grace Harrison to Jennifer Bewley Harrison ’95 and Tom Harrison, July 17, 2009
Woodson Querbes Dunavant Jr. to Anne Samaha Dunavant ’98 and Woodson Dunavant January 8, 2009
Eloise Claire McDonald to Claire Carson McDonald ’95 and Erin McDonald, December 28, 2009 John Price Renovich to Lindsey Horne Renovich ’95 and Will Renovich, December 29, 2009 Timothy Hudson Mashburn to Marti McFarland Mashburn ’96 and Tim Mashburn, Oct. 9, 2009
Twins of Adam and Paula Nolley Mitchell ’91: Addison and Avery
Whitney Bradford Bricken to Whitney Henderson Bricken ’97 and Ben Bricken, Feb. 15, 2010
Evelyn Barrett Dobrient (Evie) to Lacey Wadlington Dobrient ’86 and Robert Dobrient, June 2, 2009
Sean William Exum to Sarah Thomason Exum ’97 and Andrew Exum, March 23, 2010
Jack Cunningham Lunsford to Fleming Cunningham Lunsford ’88 and Charles Lunford, September 21, 2009
Richard Paul Hanna III and Ellen Louise Hanna to Mary Ellen Abbay Hanna ’97 and Rick Hanna, June 4, 2009
Ellison Adger Montgomery Stilwell (Ada) to Millicent Roberts Stilwell ’89 and McDavid Horton Stilwell, April 8, 2009
Charles Caedmon Line and Helen Asher Line to Tish Taylor Line ’97 and Robert Line, Nov. 20, 2009
Lucian Calhoun Reynolds (Luc) to Katie Wadlington Reynolds ’90 and Scott Reynolds, May 8, 2009 Addison and Avery Mitchell to Paula Nolley Mitchell ’91 and Adam Mitchell, Sept. 10, 2009 Sarah Kim Green to Donna Kim Green ’92 and Jonathan Green October 6, 2009 Anne Harper Kellum to Lori Galbreath Kellum ’92 and Nathan Kellum, December 11, 2009
Luke Golden Geshke and Carter Kemmons Geshke to Shellye Moore Geshke ’98 and Kevin Geshke, September 1, 2009 Parker David Reinke to Stacey Pittman Reinke ’98 and Paul Reinke, October 26, 2009 Virginia Prescott Bowie (Ginny) to Emily Bryce Bowie ’00 and Sean Bowie, April 1, 2010 Callie Silvernail to Courtney Jones Silvernail ’02 and Vaughan Silvernail, February 25, 2010
Phoebe Cook Welsh ’44 passed away in March. After attending Hutchison, she graduated from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Va., and Smith College. Phoebe was active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations in Houston, including the Texas Children’s Hospital where she served as a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees for many years. She and husband John had four children and fifteen grandchildren. The Welsh Dining Hall at Hutchison is named for Phoebe; this gift was provided by her brother, Edward W. Cook.
Phoebe Cook Welsh ’44 March 12, 2010 Jeanne Roberds Burrow ’47 August 20, 2009 Anne Marie Newton Walker ’47 January 16, 2010 Elizabeth Moore Tipton ’48 February 17, 2010 Peggy Lott Tirmenstein ’51 May 26, 2010
Adaline Heiskell Allen ’35 November 2, 2009
Marion Rychener Teubner ’55 December 12, 2009
Hazel Ward Came ’36 February 13, 2010
Ellen Percy Archer ’62 March 24, 2010
Amy Barnes Eliot ’43 November 17, 2009
Melanie Ann Orpet Winand ’89 March 21, 2010
Cousins Evie Dobrient, daughter of Lacey Wadlington Dobrient ’86, and Luc Reynolds, son of Katie Wadlington Reynolds ’90
Noel Kasey Myers to Kimberly Evans Myers ’97 and Kasey Myers, December 25, 2009 William Edward Perkins to Missy Bryce Perkins ’97 and Stephen Perkins, December 1, 2009 James Hunter Philpott to Emily Moser Philpott ’97 and Jay Philpott, March 18, 2010 Bruce Christopher Stockburger to Jill Whittington Stockburger ’97 and Michael Stockburger June 15, 2009
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Elizabeth Holder Little is moving from Greensboro to Chapel Hill, N.C., to be closer to her daughter and family in nearby Durham.
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The class of 1940 only has four living alumnae. Dorothy Barry spends her days rejoicing over her children and caring for her husband with whom she just celebrated their 67th anniversary. She has two grandchildren at Hutchison. Emily Wilkins Mason is doing well despite the death of her husband a couple of years ago. Margaret Sorrells resides near fellow alumnae Dorothy Barry, who visits Margaret every once in a while to catch up. She is cheerful as ever despite recently breaking her foot and spending six months in rehabilitation. Agnes Turley still travels with her children. She frequents Bay Point and enjoys skiing in Utah.
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Barbara Barwick Apperson wants all her classmates to “brush up your Shakespeare” and attend a performance by the Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Barbara’s consuming interest of the past three years. She spends much time with her grandchildren, Margaret and Jack. Susie Simpson Baker plans to attend her grandson Jimmy’s high school graduation in Benton, Ark., and see his younger sister, Hannah. Jimmy will attend the University of Arkansas. Nancy Crain Balton’s grandson, James Long, graduated from MUS in May and will follow his sister, Christy, to SMU. In June, Nancy took James to Washington and Virginia to visit historical sites. Nancy still has her hand in local politics. Jane Johnson Barton is “semi-retired” and took off to Monteagle after seeing
Dorothy Sharpe Carey ’41 (far right) enjoys her great-grandchildren (from left): Miller MaKinster ’23, Taylor Carey ’25, Gracie MaKinster ’19, Hudson MaKinster, Neely MaKinster ’21, Caroline Campbell ’25, and Madison Carey ’23.
Calvary Episcopal Church through its annual Waffle Shop and will stay until Thanksgiving. Her youngest son, Clark, has moved to Mississippi where he owns Belhaven Retrievers. Jane took her annual trip to Aspen and also went to the Bahamas in January to visit Carol Tennison Sharpe. Carita Allan Crump has two grandsons who graduated in May; McLean Palmer finished at Furman, and Allan Palmer graduated from MUS and will attend Sewanee. Her granddaughter, Taylor Byram ’08, is at UTKnoxville. Her son, Rob Crump, has children at PDS and Woodland. Carita is highly skilled at bridge and plays several times a week. Anne Levesque Johnston Dalton and Ed traveled to France in September. Their daughter, Meredith, is country director for the Peace Corps in Azerbijhan. Catherine is an attending physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, and John will marry in Russia later this year. Catherine Meacham Durgin volunteers for the New York Botanic Garden; she became involved after taking horticultural courses there during the renovation of her garden. Mary Wellford Ford and her husband, Bill, took their oldest granddaughter to Paris for spring break.The Fords welcomed another granddaughter, Julia, born March 1 to their eldest son, Randy.
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Betsy Dumas Gebhardt took her oldest grandchild, Ashlyn, and her parents on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate Ashlyn’s graduation from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Betsy also has a grandson in college in Charlotte, and her youngest grandchild, Heather, is in high school. Anne Ferguson Guice urges all to visit New Orleans to help NOLA recover from hurricane Katrina. Her son, Jeff, age 51, is marrying a doctor, and Anne will host the rehearsal dinner at her home. Fay Pool LaPrade enjoyed snow outside her Vermont farm in late April. Faye’s health is an issue. Her daughter, Virginia, and two granddaughters live nearby. Dixie Busby Power and her husband, Jim, gifted the Memphis Botanic Garden with a spectacular display of daffodils. Dixie’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Martin, graduated from Hutchison in 2009 and grandsons, James and William Rantzow, are at MUS. Meredith Gotten Pritchartt reports that during a twoweek period in August 2009 her older granddaughter turned 19 and went off to SMU while grandchild number six, Frank Muscari III, was born to daughter Mary. Her son, Alex, moved to Nashville. Her grandson, Will Ansbro, 15, graduates from Grace-St. Luke’s and will attend MUS in the fall. Flournoy Semmes Rogers has a new house in Sewanee. She spends much time with her granddaughters, Genevieve and Justine, by volunteering at their day school. Carol Tennison Sharpe and her husband, Charles, spend most of the winter at their home on Eleuthera. Having retired from the travel business, Carol stays involved with the choir at Lindenwood Church. She has five grandchildren, one
Self-proclaimed class historian Carol Lewis Jones ’50 (right) shares class trivia with Jessica Barton Clarke ’50 (left) and Mary Liz Murray Foster ’50 (center).
at Hutchison, and her oldest, Dylan, is at Cornell University’s famed hotel school. Beth Etter Thomas and husband Walter have just moved from Chattanooga to Richmond, Va., to be near their son. Beth has two grandchildren, whose American mother speaks only French to them to develop their language skills. Elizabeth Mitchell Walker resides at Litchfield Beach, S.C. She was visited by Flournoy, Barbara, Catherine, and Meredith in May. Elizabeth enjoys tennis and her grandson’s soccer and basketball games. Her daughter, Virginia, a landscape architect, is turning some expansive grounds near Martinsville into a vineyard. Lou Wallace has a new great-granddaughter. Lou is loving retirement and is able to enjoy many new things, one of which was getting a Facebook page.
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Our beloved friend and class representative, Betsy Willins Earp, passed away in 2009. We all will miss her enthusiasm and her caring nature. In many ways, she helped our class stay glued together while serving as a bridge from us to Hutchison. While, as your new Class Rep, I haven’t had the time to contact everyone, it’s been wonderful talking to those I did reach. These phone calls have taught me that old friendships are always fresh, no matter how many years have passed and that our classmates are an optimistic, talented, and resilient group. Betty Klepper lives the farthest away in Pendleton, Ore. Although she was too modest to mention it, Betty has advanced degrees from Duke in environmental phys-
iology and is renowned for her ground breaking research concerning wheat growth. She is now concentrating on work with the beautiful Umatilla River. Sydney Houston Hall has lived in Dallas since marrying her husband Wally. They have three children and ten grandchildren, all of whom live in Dallas, and who enjoy vacationing at Sydney and Wall’s Colorado home. Sydney enjoys painting and working hard in their garden and can frequently be found at the bridge table. Martha Mann Morrow and her husband, John, came to Memphis from their home in Birmingham for Grandparents Day. Martha, one of three girls, had three sons who each have five sons, including identical twins. With so many men in her family, it’s a good thing she enjoys sports and fly-fishing. One son lives in Memphis, and the two others are in Birmingham. Husband John still practices law there, as does one of their sons. Closer to home, Dixie Dickey Wolbrecht has moved from the house many of us will remember from a party during one of our class reunions into a wonderful new house (her “Dixie House”) where she is free from the worry of pool and yard. In the summer, Dixie goes to her home in Sandestin, Fla. Despite having fractured some bones in her left foot recently and hobbling around in a boot, our friend is living “the life of Dixie!” Classmate Blount Devlin Smith was so upbeat when discussing her life as a Latin teacher in Barlett that I could just imagine the fun she has bringing that ancient language to life for her students. Blount lost her beloved husband two years ago. However, she is delighted that one of her three daughters has returned from New York and is living with her. She takes great pleasure in
her four children and six granddaughters. Mary McCall Rhodes and her husband, Jimmy, have two children, a daughter in Tupelo and a son in Portland, Ore., and six grandchildren. Mary attends Bible Study and also plays golf. Eleanor Arthur Woodward and Mary have always been good friends, even attending the same college, and Eleanor feels that this close friendship is one of the best things in her life. Eleanor sells insurance that covers both horses and horse farms and officiates at horseshows all over the country. She and Joe have three children and grandchildren, one who is marrying a young lady that he met at a horseshow! I see Betty Cotten Malmo, Betty Chalmers Peyton, Caroline Church Clay, Elizabeth Patton Holmes, Peggy Lloyd Monger, and Meda McLemore Zent monthly at the Book Club, which hasn’t read a book in about 35 years. We do a lot of talking though. From now on, please think of me as your contact and send me an email with any news, updated addresses or phone numbers, and email addresses.
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The Class of 1955 had a get-together in May at Lucy Raines Wilkinson’s home on the river where they enjoyed a wonderful spaghetti supper, as well as the music from MusicFest.
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While in Memphis, Frances Andrews volunteered for a number of years at the Memphis Humane Society and is doing the same in Port Townsend. Frances also works out several times a week at the gym, jogs with her dog, and has a homebased business. She also loves to garden. Connie Condon Abston is still working hard at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., pursuing an MFA in poetry. Cynthia Bringle has a new website to check out her pottery (cynthiabringlepottery.com). Edwina Bringle took a black and white photography class at Penland School of Crafts. She will be teaching a class on weaving this summer. Priscilla Rush Chalmers is receiving physical therapy for her tree injury in ’07. Her four grandchildren in Russellville, Ark., visited during their spring break. Her three local sons are great company for her. She does speech therapy part time in northwest Arkansas. Craig Barton Cowles’ granddaughter, Mary Harbert Stromberg, plays with the first violins in the Mid South Hutchison | 37
class notes celebrated her 49th weeks in Panama and one week with wedding anniversary friends in Costa Rica. Nancy Gibson in June at Fisher Middleton is excited that her son, Alex Island. Her fourth (of Russell, his wife, and three boys are moving seven) grandchild to Atlanta from California. Her daughter, graduated from MUS Lindsay Russell, is in Charleston, so she is this year, and the finally within reach of both children. Sloan three older ones are Kinnebrew Sable retired from teaching already off at colthis year. Recently, she chaperoned twelve lege. Judith Carson students for three weeks in China. UnbeVestal consults with knownst to her, she had a broken arm the Occupational and kept saying to herself, “I’m too old for Therapy program at this.” When she returned feeling like an LSUHSC and also old lady, she went to a young orthopedist, Mary Montedonico Reed ’59 (left), Elizabeth Nickey Neilson ’59, Molly volunteers for CASA. and when he found out she had been in Cochran McConnell ’59 and Betty Boyle ’59 enjoy a reunion of their own in upstate New York. Tom continues his China for three weeks with a broken arm, outreach with the he said, “Your generation is so tough!!” Young Peoples Orchestra which Craig homeless and serves as “rector emeritus” She left feeling like a spring chicken! helped establish. She continues to enjoy at church. They hope to be in Memphis being a realtor with Sowell and during the summer, and Company. Esther Doughtie French she hopes to see everyspent spring break in Anguilla with the one then. Ellen Muller whole family. Ages ranged from one to 72 Williamson reports that years old, making for an interesting and this year is a big year for fun week. Anita Herron Hayes went to her and her husband: Beaver Creek in February with her they both turn 70 and daughter’s family and also accompanied will celebrate 45 years of her husband, John, to Honduras to visit marriage. Their children the orphanage Our Little Roses in San are taking them to Pedro Sula. Anita is taking a course in Hawaii in August. Ellen Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a keeps the grandchildren Montessori method of assisting young on a regular basis, cooks children to learn about God and Jesus. in the church's kitchen, She is looking forward to a family vacaand goes to SAMM's tion in Sea Island, Ga., this summer. shelter to serve lunch. Estelle Hood saw a piece on Linda Lloyd Harwood in At Home Tennessee Reuniting for their 50th year, Sondra Otey Hartley ’60 (from left), Ginny Elizabeth magazine written by Linda's nephew's Muller Strubing ’60, Jo Cox Sanders ’60, and Barbara Tyer Tusing ’60 are Nickey still having fun together! wife, Margaret Monger. In June, Harriet Neilson Houston Hough will go on a retreat in firstname.lastname@example.org Knoxville. She has also stumbled upon an interesting healing technique, Matrix Harriette Russell Coleman Mary Montedonico Reed continues to Energetics. Blythe Patton Orr plans to email@example.com paint in her studio. She gets to be with be at the Assembly as much as possible grandsons Abel (4) and Harlan (2) a lot as Toodie Hooper Trimble is still in Hot with her children and grandchildren and her daughter, Virginia, and her husband, Springs, Ark., part of the year. She and has two mission trips planned in July, Joe, are running two businesses. Mary’s her husband, Bill, travel the rest of the one to Guatemala and one to London. son, Leighton, lives in San Francisco and time, playing bridge and “birding” their This will be the third summer she has will join the family for a week in Monteagle. way across the country. Julie Bondurant taken her family (23 when all are able to In October, Mary is planning a Sierra Club Mills’ husband, Mike, passed away in participate) on a missions trip. Her son is walking trip to Sedona, Ariz. Carol Murff December at their home in Memphis. running for re-election for the Alabama Oates and husband Tommy divide their The entire class extends its heartfelt symState Senate. Nancy Wolf Rupert has time between Memphis and Linville, N.C. pathy to Julie and her family. Dinetia now had both knees replaced and feels They are the proud grandparents of two McCormick Newman lives in Tupelo, like a new woman although she has not babies. Daughter Murff has a 2-year-old Miss., where she is a health lawyer with yet tackled the golf course! Her husband daughter, Louise Day (named for Hutchison Phelps Dunbar LLC. Dinetia has two still works at the Winter Park Chamber of alumna Louise Day Smith Oates ‘27). daughters, one who is a lawyer in Oxford, Commerce. Elizabeth Taylor Shindler Carol’s other daughter, Carolyn, has a nineMiss.; the other lives in Memphis and is stays busy with her family and volunteers month-old son, William Parke. Carol’s the mother of two beautiful boys. Nancy for a few neighborhood projects in son, Taliaferro, a former Navy officer, is Griffith Tooke sends the following mesMadison, Mo. Adrienne Aden Stock applying to schools. Son Dixon just sage to the class, “Thank you, classmates, served as a vice-chair of the Shelby received his master’s degree and is workfor helping me in my time of need. You County Republican Party and received ing on his Ph.D. Finally, son Thomas is in are heroes in my life.” Carol Crump the 2008 Grassroots Volunteer of the Seattle working on his third healing Holcomb lives in Houston where she has Year Award. Ruth Kish Thompson went video. Phoebe Taylor Miller spent four been a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts, to Cancun for a vacation in February and
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class notes Bayou Bend Collection, for the last twenty years. Her husband is a tax attorney, and Carol helps in his office three afternoons a week.
Betty Riggan Padgett ’60 (left) and Peggy Aden Mason ’60 catch up at their 50th reunion party.
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Bette Ferguson Arndt and her husband, Michael, operate an ambulance service. Although Bette has retired, she still helps out. They have four grandchildren ranging in age from one to six. They live in the country on four acres near Collierville, and they also have a house in Arkansas. Sara Lynn Sellers has lived in Charlotte for almost 29 years. Her husband, Dean, retired from Deloitte CPA but works part time with a smaller firm. Sara stays busy with volunteer work. Her daughter lives in Seattle, and her son is in Charlotte. Nino Allen Shipp and husband Charles, an architect, have been married 37 years; they live in downtown Memphis. Their daughter, Hester, is married and has two children. Their son, Charles, married last spring and lives in Atlanta. Nino has retired from doing flowers except at Calvary and spends most of her time enjoying all that is going on in Memphis. She loves being a grandmother, visiting Atlanta, and traveling. Immie Hudson Farnsworth and her husband, Robert, have been married more than 43 years and have two children, Robert and Brinkley. Now they have a tribe of six little Farnsworths. They all live in Collierville. Mimi Robinson Bowen and husband John live in New Orleans and also have a vacation home in Vero
Beach, Fla. Mimi has four grown children and eight grandchildren (two granddaughters are currently at Hutchison). Read about Mimi’s store in the Professionally Speaking section. Ginny Smith Nearn and her husband, Bryan, have been married for 40 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Ben. Andrew has three children, and Ben has two (one just finished 3rd grade at Hutchison). Ginny leads a Bible study and loves gardening, arranging flowers, playing bridge, and helping Bryan with his business as needed. Kathy Klyce lives in New Castle, Del., with her husband, Jack. She has two grown children from her first marriage, and Jack also has two. Kathy now has a granddaughter. Kathy started a business and finally has the time to work on it. You can check out her website: www.kkint.us. Jane Smart Johnston reports that she and her husband, Billy, married 48 years, are still very much in love and enjoy being empty-nesters. They live on 24 acres in Berryville, Va., in a house initially built in 1850. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Jane is a Feldenkrais Practitioner, exercise instructor, yoga teacher, and swim instructor! Jane and Billy both like to travel and have been to Europe several times, and last year they took four of the grandchildren to France. Elisabeth Davis McCuddy has one daughter and one sweet grandson. Elizabeth Weatherford has lived in SoHo in New York for the past 40 years with her husband, Murray Reich, and their son, Zeke, who is completing studies at Cambridge, Mass. Elizabeth is the founding director of the Film and Video Center, part of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. (Read more about her position in Professionally Speaking.) She has been a juror at Sundance and serves on the advisory board of Tribeca Film Institute. She is featured in a new documentary, The Heretics, about the women of the 1970s collective that produced Heresies: A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics. Sammy Ann Primm Marshall is married to Mike Marshall, a soon-to-be retired OB-GYN. She has two children from her first marriage and now has twin granddaughters who just finished SK at Hutchison. Sammy Ann and Mike have a house in the Ozarks. Shirley Brennan Turner and her husband, Bob, have been married since 1966 and live in San Francisco. They have two grown children and a beautiful baby granddaughter. Bob is now a winemaker (www.robertturner wines.com) after retiring from dentistry. Shirley has gone back to painting, focus-
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 2009–2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jenne Prest Williams ’82 President
Suzy Satterfield ’73 Past President
Bonnie Hollabaugh ’86 President-Elect
Megan Wellford Grinder ’91 Development Chair
Lauren Daniel Carr ’00 Development Vice Chair
Carol Lewis Jones ’50 Golden Bees Chair
Adrienne Aden Stock ‘57 Golden Bees Vice Chair
Halley Norton Williams ’01 Young Alumnae Chair
Sarah Lawrence Allen ’02 Young Alumnae Vice Chair
Leigh Ann Pritchard Rogers ’88 Alumnae Weekend Chair
Jennie Roberts Brooks ’98 Alumnae Weekend Vice Chair
Shea Sisk Wellford ’87 Mentoring Chair
May Thompson Walker ’01 Mentoring Vice Chair
Lillian High Trotter ’60 Volunteer Chair
Kimberly Willey Freeman ’88 Volunteer Vice Chair
Julia Gray Williams ’55 50s Decade Chair
Natalie Holt Wilson ’58 50s Decade Vice Chair
Betty Riggan Padgett ’60 60s Decade Chair
Tina Beatty McWhorter ’61 60s Decade Vice Chair
Margaret Milnor Mallory ’72 70s Decade Chair
Murrey Molmo Watkins ’78 70s Decade Vice Chair
Mary Taliaferro Sumner ’81 80s Decade Chair
Kathryn Sutton Painter ’89 80s Decade Vice Chair
Lisa Post Lawhead ’92 90s Decade Chair
Amanda Eckels Goetze ’94 90s Decade Vice Chair
Missy Flinn ’01 00s Decade Chair
Claire Frisby ’02 00s Decade Vice Chair
Lisa Earp Wilder ’76 At-Large
Frannie Pitts Hillyer ’96 At-Large
Julie Bancroft ’84 At-Large
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class notes ing on decorative finishes and gilding. Last spring, Shirley and Bob bought a house in Memphis where they plan to spend part of the year. Mary Jane Calame Chotard and her husband, Richard, moved back to Memphis a few years ago. They love being close to their family, especially two very precious grandchildren. Susan Stalcup Little says her life is focused mostly on family these days. Susan and her second husband, Greg Richter, live in Seattle, Wa., and love to travel. Susan has one son, two grandchildren, and two stepchildren. She spent over 20 years in a business career and then owned a consulting company. She also led the founding faculty of a B.S. program at the Leadership Institute of Seattle, where she had previously earned a Master’s in Organization Development. For the last fifteen years, Susan has been engaged in spiritual pursuits, including ministries in sacred dance, Bible study, and spiritual direction. Most recently, she has turned to writing, publishing non-fiction essays and a novel about Mary Magdalene. Marsha McKee Evans has been married to John for almost 44 years. They have two sons, one who is married and lives in Charleston and one who is single and teaches here in Memphis. They also have two grandchildren. Marsha was a symphony pianist for 18 years, then off and on for another seven years. She taught piano at Rhodes for 15 years and founded the Memphis Chamber Music Society 21 years ago. Janet Norfleet Sheahan and her husband spent a year in Hawaii after marrying, then moved to Memphis. They have two adult girls, one in Franklin, Tenn., and one in Spokane, Wa Each daughter has two children, and these grandchildren are the apples of their eyes. Janet has been involved as a volunteer in the community with the church, health related organizations, and social service agencies. She loves teaching Bible, playing tennis, and hiking.
at her church. The Class of 1968 had a great time getting together over the Christmas holidays at Page Price Henrion’s house.
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Lexie Nelson Jones’s daughter, Courtney Jones Silvernail ’02, had a second baby girl in February. Linda Schaeffer Yarman has two sons, one who is just out of college and applying to law school and one living and working in Germany. Husband Mike has been deployed to Afghanistan and will be home later this year. Linda has traveled with her sister, Ruthie, to London and Kuwait.
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Meredith Smith Arnold’s daughter, Anne Arnold Williams ’97, welcomed another son in September. Meredith’s daughter, Lane ’98, married last year. Both of Anne Hughes Sayle’s sons are getting married this year. Son Bob just returned safely from his second deployment to Iraq. Daughter Jane is graduating from Mississippi State. Anne recently finished two beautiful tapestries for the Russell Chapel. Lou Prewitt Carrick’s older daughter Mary Louise, a junior at Tulane, was Queen of Carnival Memphis this year. Her younger daughter, Emmaline, will attend SMU this fall. Son Lane will be a sophomore at MUS. Vivian Caldwell Kidd has two daughters, Kelsey, who married this year, and Elizabeth, who is in college in San Diego. Anne Hoehn Garrison has two grandsons. Ann is involved in the art history field, lecturing at a private school, a university, and a museum. Ann traveled to
Memphis in April to join several ’72 classmates at Hutchison to view Ann Sayles’ tapestries. Jennifer Baker Atkins teaches at Grace-St. Luke’s School. Her son, Hudson, just completed his sophomore year at Rollins College. Susan Costen Owens is in her 15th year of autism biomedical research. Her website for a low oxalate diet (www.lowoxalate. info) gives information that will hopefully solve problems for many conditions. Laura Yeates Fulton practices anesthesiology in Louisville. Her oldest son works in a law firm in Washington, D.C.; one son will be a freshman at Haverford, one son will be a senior at Collegiate in Louisville, and her daughter is in nursing school at Spalding. Sara McLallen O’Ryan lost her husband, Emmett, in November. Sara’s daughter, Ruthie, married in May and is living in Memphis. Her son, Robert, will be a sophomore at CBU. Dawn Bonner O’Conner raises horses and works in advertising along Florida’s Gulf Coast where she is on the Okaloosa County Commission. Vicki Schroeder retired from the Kentucky school system. She and her sister, Valerie Schroeder Kershaw ’74, live outside of Lexington. Vicki enjoys art lessons. Frances Ferguson Walinsky’s husband of 31 years, Ed, passed away from cancer in February. Ed became an honorary member of the Class of ’72 by virtue of his love for Hutchison reunions and his willingness to wear a pearl necklace. Frances and their three children, Lauren, Edward, and Sarah, thank all of the Hutchison family for their love and support. Frances will continue working for the Defense Logistics Agency. Carroll Shannon Nenon’s son, Patrick, graduated from MUS and will attend Alabama. Russell is at Wake Forest, and Edward works at Morgan Keegan.
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Nancy Welsh Smith plays lots of tennis and visits her kids. Daughter Rhett teaches in Atlanta; son Lewis is in Atlanta working on his MBA at Emory; son Foster is married and lives in Memphis. Patte Quinlen Clement and husband Neal live in Florence, Ala. They have three children, and all still hunt game together, ride horses, and enjoy farm life. Patte is a USEA official at horse shows around the country and an active member 40 | Hutchison
In December, the Class of ’68 gathered at Page Price Henrion's home for a special reunion dinner. (Back row, from left) Chris Wright Wilson, Ann Jones Saxon, Page Price Henrion, Ellen Rhodes Wolchok, Edie Marshall, Kay Hammond, Dabney Maxwell Millar, Suzi Prigmore (front row, from left) Mary Riley Michel, Peggy Miller McDonald, Mimi Atkinson, Mary Hunt Garrison, Patte Quinlen Clement, Mary Harrington Chism
class notes an MBA in marketing from the University of Memphis and a law degree from Ole Miss. Anne practiced law for ten years and has been doing marketing for ten years. She and her husband, John, have a daughter who just finished PreK at Hutchison and a son who is five.
85 The Class of 1972’s Christmas Party was held at Mary Miles Loveless’ home. (Front row, from left) Carroll Shannon Nenon, Chris Robinson Sanders, Cristie Upshaw Travis, Alice Armstrong (back row, from left) DeeDee Kenworthy Tate, Mary Miles Loveless, Jennifer Baker Atkins, Lee Stewart Bowen, Meredith Smith Arnold, Anne Hughes Sayle, Margaret Milnor Mallory, and Shirley Condon
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Last year, Patrice Dickey, author of Your Guide to the Life You Love, experienced a personal reinvention and renewal on her healing journey through stage III breast cancer. She now offers a unique coaching program to help women reinvent themselves and also presents workshops on how to “Kick the Stress Out of Your Mess!” Visit her online at Patrice Dickey.com. Dot Dunavant Fisher celebrated her daughter, Dottie Fisher French’s ’01, wedding in April. Lisa Thomas Fox’s daughter Kathleen Fox ’05 graduated from Rhodes in May and is in grad school in journalism at the University of Memphis. Lisa’s son Derek is a junior at the University of Delaware. Helen Treadwell Kiser loves being a grandmother. With husband Mike, Gay Jemison Rhodes visited son Michael in Kenya last fall. Daughter Katie will return to Memphis for dental hygiene school at UT Health Science Center. Gay teaches at the Neighborhood School, entertains at senior citizen homes, does freelance art work, and helps with the International Class at Second Presbyterian Church. What a wonderful feature article in VIP Magazine about Janet Smith’s mother and her famous restaurant along with highlights of Janet’s paintings. Although the restaurant closed in 1996, its history lives on in Janet’s cookbook, Justine’s: Memories and Recipes.
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Cheryl Tyrer Benton and her husband, Phil, celebrated their 15th anniversary. They have five married children and are expecting their thirteenth grandchild in
September. Cheryl works at a rehab facility as an RN with geriatrics certification. Lauri Abston Arnold lives in Louisville, Ky., with husband Jon. Their daughter, Taylor, lives in Atlanta and will marry this fall. Son Whit lives in southern California. Russell Price Whitehead and her husband, Cary, have two children; their son, Woodson, just graduated with an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and their daughter, Jeanne Whitehead ’03, graduated from UVA law school. Russell volunteers for the Children’s Foundation of Memphis and the Emmanuel Episcopal Center. Madeleine Latham Elmer sings at the Trinity Episcopal Jazz Ensemble jazz/gospel mass and with her jazz harmony group, Riff Raff, in Houston. She also writes short stories. Son James is a sophomore at Baylor University, and Charles is a sophomore at Episcopal High in Houston. Pat Goodwyn Smith joined a senior Olympics swim team and qualified for the Nationals in backstroke last year. Mimsy Loeb Conaway and her husband, Alex, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in March. Their oldest son, Gordon, is in law school at UT; son Shea will graduate from Princeton in June; and daughter Mary is headed to UT. Kathe Crisler Moore and her husband both work at First Tennessee, where Kathe is VP and Loss Mitigation Program Manager. Her daughter, Taylor, and her husband and son, Lucien (3), live in Jackson, Miss. Kathe’s daughter, Grace, still loves Denver and son Crispin will be a senior next fall at the College of Charleston. Kathe has two step-grandchildren.
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Julie Moll Peters and her husband, Jeff, have three children, a daughter, Ellison, who is a junior, and twin boys, Gannon and Agee, who are in kindergarten. They have lived in Charlotte for the past 17 years and own Party City stores throughout North and South Carolina. Wynne Morrison Dunham is married to Brian, and they are both physicians at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Wynne’s field is pediatric critical care and palliative care. They have two children, Ellie, 7, and Anna, 6. Laurie Davis Brooksbank has been married for 17 years to Thornton. They have two children, Thornton Jr., 14, and Mary Preston, 12. Laurie works for a property management company in Germantown called Premier Property Management. Liz Gianotti Porter is married to John, and they have three children. Mary Liz is a junior, John Porter is in 8th grade, and Anna Grace is in 4th grade. In her spare time Liz loves playing tennis, taking cooking classes, and pilates! Beth Clark enjoys living in Franklin, Tenn. For the past seven years, she has owned her own writing and creative consulting business that services the publishing industry, mostly non-profit and Christian. She has also ghostwritten three New York Times bestsellers, with, hopefully, a fourth one on the way. Being able to write for a living is, of course, thanks in large part to Mrs. Crenshaw, Mrs. MacQueen, Mrs. Newberry, and Mr. Frey. In between writing deadlines, Beth likes to travel the world; she has visited India and Argentina twice, England, Singapore, and Australia multiple times, Switzerland, Monte Carlo, Malaysia, Guatemala, Ukraine, and Colombia. Ashley Grizzard Geisewite and her husband, Larry, celebrated their 20th anniversary in June. They have three wonderful children, Tom, 16, Meg, 14, and Kate, 12. Ashley still teaches at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Jennifer Fuss Pierotti sends this message, “How beautifully true our alma mater is, ‘the friendships made at Hutchison will bring joy for years to come.’ I am so thankful for my friends whose countless acts of kindness have Hutchison | 41
class notes cialist and promotes pharmaceuticals to treat hypertension, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease. Sally Foster Barron and her husband, Dan, have two daughters, Virginia, 12, and Mary Morgan, 10. Sally is an associate at Weintraub Stock Law Firm specializing in labor and employment law. For fun, she plays tennis. Melissa Dula Reddoch has been married to Michael for 18 years. Their daughter,
Marion Latham McDonald ’82, Madeleine Latham Elmer ’74, Peggy Smith Latham, Peggy Latham McClure ’77, Anne Latham Martin ’83
carried me through the past nineteen months. I feel blessed that my girls will know the comfort that such enduring friendships bring.” (editor’s note: Jennifer’s husband, Tom, passed away in February after a faithful and courageous two-year battle with ALS.) Tom and Jennifer would have been married 17 years in May. They have three lovely daughters, Stephanie, 14, Elizabeth, 9, and Margaret, 5. Jennifer has held her broker’s license with McVean Trading for twenty years, and she owns Fussbudget. com. Kim Langley Jorgenson and her husband, Bill, celebrated their 22nd anniversary in June. They have three wonderful daughters, Mary Kathryn, 18, Grace, 15, and Julianne, 12. Kim teaches 9th grade medieval history at Westminster Academy. Leigh York Lander married her husband, J.M., in 2007, and they live in Lexington, Ky., where they run a large Hunter Jumper Show Barn called La Estancia. It is great since it means they get to winter in South Florida. Leigh’s husband is a wonderful chef, and they entertain all the time. Delane Hendrix Weber has been happily married to her law school sweetheart, Tom, for 13 years. Their daughter, Miranda, is in 3rd grade, and son, Henry Paulo, is in 1st grade. Delane is working as an assistant first grade teacher at Trinity Episcopal School in Austin. Deborah Bass Gibbs and her husband, Mike, have a four-year-old daughter, Emma Frances. She is in Pre-K at Hutch and loves it! Mary Ruden McCullough and her husband, Mike, have three children. Matthew is 15, Molly is 14, and Macy is ten. Molly ’14 and Macy ’18 attend Hutchison. Susan McClanahan Barcroft and her husband, Paul, have two children. Lillian, 7, is in 1st grade at Hutchison. Mac just turned five and attends PK at PDS. For the last ten years, Susan has been working for Novartis. Currently, she is a hospital spe42 | Hutchison
Alumnae in Atlanta got together for lunch. Pictured are Alison Dunn Marshall ’83 (left), Elizabeth Allen ’83, Sharon Dula Minor ’83, and D’Arcy Clarendon Tickle ’83. They plan to meet every other month.
Lauren, is in 5th grade at Hutchison, and their son, Michael, is in 7th grade at MUS; they both love school, and Melissa and Michael are enjoying the gas savings by living so close to both campuses. Elise Phillipy Lake, Mary Ruden McCullough, and Melissa enjoy playing tennis together every week. So many of their friends have children in the same grades, and they love the parental support and seeing the next generation form close friendships. She hopes these will last as long as hers have. In college when asked with whom she would want to be stranded on an island, Blanche Millard Williams answered, “Jim Williams.” Who knew that 25 years later she would still be stranded on an island with him? She says she should have specified Virgin Gorda or some tropical island; instead, she got Manhattan! Blanche and Jim have two children. James IV is 9, and Julia is 7. They spend the school year in NYC, and then the kids and Blanche head out to East Hampton for the summer. For sanity and work, Blanche is an interior designer. Julia Beth Crews Wilkinson is married to Brad; she has three great stepchildren and a baby due in June. Julia feels lucky to be legal counsel with Medtronic, a medical device company in Memphis. Rhona Davies Andrews is married to David, and they live in the UK between Oxford and London with their two sons, Austin, 11, and Archie, 10. Rhona is a chartered accountant and currently works full time as financial controller for Porsche Cars, UK head office, which she really enjoys. Rhona says, “it's certainly fun driving to work every day!”
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Margaret Meyer was living in New York City for two years working for a non-profit organization called City Harvest. She has been in Memphis recently visiting with family and friends and will probably be moving outside of Memphis at some point. She has a wonderful 12-year-old black lab named Cole; he has been a wonderful companion. Heidi Maduska Garrett and John Mark were married on May 26, 2009. They have three children, Heidi’s son, Andrew, 13, and John Mark’s two daughters, Audrey, 11, and Grace, 7. They just purchased a home on South Perkins near Shady Grove and are renovating. Heidi has been at FedEx for 10 years and manages strategic programs. Ada Johnson Tikkanen lives in Tulsa, Okla., with her husband, Jeff, and two children, James, 7, and Josie, 5. Ada keeps busy with volunteer work including cooking in the Food Bank culinary center, chairing the Alzheimer’s walk, and producing a video and two PSAs for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is also pursuing more freelance writing opportunities after being published in a local women’s magazine. Laura McArtor has lived and worked in San Francisco for the past 12 years. She still enjoys the mild weather, diverse culture, great food and wine, cool art scene, wonderful friends and healthy lifestyle (though she is not ashamed to mention the TV shows she’s addicted to or her quest to find the best burger and fries in the Bay Area). She runs a small web design studio, Widow’s Peak Web Design. After finishing her Ph.D. in American religious history at Duke, Betsy Flowers Middleton now teaches Religion and women’s studies at TCU in Forth Worth. She is married to Darren, and they have a 4-year-old son, Jonathan. Ashley Parsons Foehner lives in Littleton, Col., and is married to Brett. They have two children, Emily, 8, and Hunter, 7. Ashley works part-time for Brett’s family’s publishing company, Fulcrum, and she had her first children’s book published in 2008. Ashley also subs regularly at her kids’ charter Montessori school. She still reads (and watches) Pride and Prejudice regularly! After graduating from Washington and Lee, Ashley got her Association Montessori Internationale certification for infants and toddlers and a Master’s of Education degree from Loyola in Baltimore. She is also
class notes trained in a couple of Montessori-based Sunday school curricula and teaches K-1 most Sundays at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver. Chesley Hopper Porteous is married to David; her children are Hannah, who just graduated from St. Agnes; Henry, a junior at MUS; and Jackson, a 6th grader at PDS. Chesley enjoys her Bible studies, book clubs, needlepoint, and volunteer work with her church and at her children’s three schools. She also spends a lot of time attending her boys’ many sporting events! Marion McCorkle Bradford and her husband, John, live in Nashville. Their children are William, 8, and Frances, 6. Marion teaches kindergarten at the University School of Nashville where both of her children attend. Molly Morris Gooch is married to Robert, and they have three sons, Robert, 13, William, 6, and Owen, 3. These guys keep Molly pretty busy, but in her spare time, she volunteers at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, for the American Liver Foundation, and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. She enjoys taking walks and pilates. Dale Hammond Bowers is married to Sam, and they have two girls, Jessie, 12, and Emily, 7. They attend Landmark Christian School, a school which reminds Dale a lot of Hutchison. She volunteers there once a week in the library. Dale and Sam have a small farm in Moreland, Ga., (www.pointto pointfarm.com ) with horses, cows, chickens, geese, and a pig! The girls and Dale all ride, but Sam prefers his mountain bike! Dale is attending West Georgia Technical College and applying to the RN nursing program. Christian Tabor Owen is married to Davis; they have three children and live in Tunica, Miss. Davis Jr., 14, goes to MUS. Catherine, 11, goes to Hutchison. Mac, 6, attends PDS. Christian is an editor at MIDSOUTH magazine. Everyone in the family enjoys playing tennis. Caroline
Williamson von Kessler is married to Wilson, and they have two daughters. Leila, 10, is in 4th grade, and Anna, 7, is in 1st grade. They are both enrolled at Fairyland Elementary School in Lookout Mountain, Ga., where the family has lived since 2001. Caroline is the director of development for the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tenn. Christine Crane Chapman and her husband, Marty, have twin 5 1/2 -year-old boys, Alex and Pierce. The boys are starting kindergarten this fall. Their Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Jackson, turns 11 this year and shares in the general destruction of their house in Richmond, Va., with the boys and two calico cats. Laura Wright Baird and her husband, Craig, have two children. Mary Katherine (MK) is 15, and Will is 11. They live in Plano, Texas, where Laura teaches 1st grade. Lauren Hayden Parry and her husband, Wilson, have three daughters; Elizabeth Wilks is 14, Grace is 11, and Virginia is 8. They live in Jackson, Miss., where Lauren works as a realtor and as an instructor at The Viking Cooking School. Dorree Jane Smith and husband Philip have three boys, Dawson, 12, Graham, 10, and Wes, 7. They all attend St. George’s. Dorree Jane enjoyed serving on the Hutchison Alumnae Board which was a great way to keep her “girl” connection and to serve the school that gave her so much. Stacey Ferraro lives in Flora, Miss., with her boyfriend, Jim Craig, two horses, two dogs, and two cats. She practices law out of her house and only takes capital murder cases. Elise Phillipy Lake and Don will be married 20 years in September. They have two children, Edward, a 9th grader at MUS, and Anne Carter, a 6th grader at Hutchison. Elise has been working parttime at Garden District for 16 years. Susan Stimbert Bullock lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband, Boyd, and their
The Class of '85 enjoyed two reunion weekend parties this year hosted by Grace Harwood Gentry and Dorree Jane Smith.
three boys, John, 11, Andrew, 8, and William, 6. Susan recently rejoined the work force as an IT consultant after sending her youngest to full-day kindergarten. She is thrilled to have her niece, Lilly Sands, in kindergarten at Hutchison and attends Lilly’s Hutch events whenever she can get to Memphis. Anne Orgill Keeney is married to Mike, and they have two daughters, Adele and Irene, who are in 1st and 3rd grade at Hutchison. Grace Gentry Harwood and husband Jimmy have two daughters and a son. Anna is 14, Ruthie is 11, and Gentry is 9. All are at Grace-St. Luke’s right now, but Anna will be going to Hutchison in the fall for 9th grade! Grace is a yoga teacher at Midtown Yoga, and a little over a year ago she brought aerial yoga to Memphis. What could be better than doing yoga in the air? Ashley Henderson McHugh and her husband, Steve, have a son, Mac, 12 and at PDS, and a daughter, Margaret, 9 and at Hutchison. Their Labradoodle, Cody, is two-and-a-half and is home schooled. Ashley works as a writer/editor for The Sharpe Group, a consulting/marketing firm to non-profit organizations all over the country. Courtney Bell Frankowski and her husband, Jan, have three girls, Bella, 8, Sophie, 5, and Gigi, 2. Courtney’s husband coached her for the Ironman triathlon in New Orleans in midApril. Catherine Hughes Huffman is married to Dick, and they have one son, Will, a 4th grader at PDS. Catherine works as an English tutor and as a freelance proofreader/copyeditor. Kelly Shanks Burrow is happily married to Jimbo, and they have three girls, Adelaide, 9th grade, Lillie 7th grade, and Maude, 3. The older girls are at Hutchison, and Maude will be in Pre-K this fall. Dannal Perry lives in New Orleans and owns a gift shop called Plum. She lives in a 150-year-old house in an historic neighborhood with her three dogs and two cats. Katie Ferris Trahan feels so fortunate to be married to the love of her life, Tim! They have two boys who inspire and teach their parents new things every day. Her oldest, Adam, is an actor/model and talent agent in LA. Her youngest, Connor, just turned 13. He loves 7th grade, and his passion is lacrosse. Katie continues to work as a realtor in Marin County, Calif. She and her husband enjoy working on development and remodeling projects together. Pam Nolley moved back “home” from St. Louis to Memphis in 2000 and started her own business in 2007, an advertising agency called Marketing Works. Catherine Barbee Kastner’s husband, Ron, is the son of a former Hutchison Spanish teacher. They have one daughter, Helen, who is Hutchison | 43
class notes five and in JK at Hutchison. Joelle Lesley Dodge and her husband, Keith, have one daughter. Jane, 8, is in 2nd grade at Hutchison. Joelle works for Shelby County Schools teaching 4th grade. She loves cooking, knitting, and reading. Gay Daughdrill Boyd and her husband, Hal, just celebrated their 18th anniversary. They have two sons. Hal is 14 and goes to MUS, and Battle, 12, goes to PDS. Gay works two days a week as an assistant in Pre-Kindergarten at PDS. Marie Murff Duncan is married to Jim, and they have three sons. Win is in 7th grade at MUS. Smith is 4th grade, and Henry is in 3rd at PDS. Marie teaches 4th grade language arts at PDS.
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Shannon Heun Bettis lives in Memphis with her 15-year-old daughter, Grace, and teaches middle school math. She started playing tennis this summer and loves it. Caroline Coolidge Brown moved from Paris, Tenn., to Charlotte, N.C., in July with her daughters, Emily (14) and Maggie (12), and her husband, Kevin, who is the new Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter. Check her website, www.CarolineC
Phi Beta Kappa Brown.com, this fall to see what happens when the art supplies come out of all their moving boxes! Lacey Wadlington Dobrient lives in Dallas with her husband, Robert, and two girls, Lilly Grace, 2, and Evie, 1. Misty Raiford Estes and her husband, Leslie, have two children, John, a 9th grader at MUS and Katie, a 6th grader at Hutchison. Audrey Loftis Frist is a research lab manager at the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology. Audrey and her husband, Steve, just celebrated their 14th anniversary. They have three sons, Jacob, 10, and twins, Gabe and Noah, 7. Kim Little is an assistant professor in the Women's and Gender Studies program at Ohio University. Her first book, You Must Be From the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement, came out in May 2009. She’s currently working on a book about representations of gender on reality television. Joan Rim Romph still resides in Shreveport, La., where she’s been since 2004. Joan is director of marketing services at Paragon Press, a company that specializes in printing, direct mail, graphic design, social media, and marketing services. Her daughter, Chelsea, just finished 6th grade and has received honor awards every year since 1st grade. Joan’s husband, Jeffrey, is a vice president for a local marketing/
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Sheri Bancroft loves music and is founder and co-director of Delta Girls Rock Camp at Hutchison. She works for the Delta Arts Council and is the past recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission Literary Fellowship, Hambidge Literary Fellowship in North Carolina, Stonehouse Artist Fellowship in California, and Writer in Residence at Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Arkansas. She is a 2007 graduate of Memphis Leadership Academy Fellowship Program and was recognized by the Memphis Business Journal in 2008 as one of Memphis’ “Top 40 Under 40.” Last summer, she was an extra in Willy Bearden’s “One Came Home” and reconnected with Meriwether Nichols, who was the costume director.
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Megan Wellford Grinder mgrinder@alumni. princeton.edu
Jennifer Evans taught English for four years in Atlanta before moving to Nashville where she is the athletic director and soccer coach at Harpeth Hall. Leann Eggers Linam and her family moved to Little Rock where both she and her husband took positions at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Leann works in the radiology department and is starting a fetal MRI program.
92 Three generations of Hutchison girls: Charlotte Dowell ’95 (left), Olivia Sprunt Dowell ’70, Ginny Dowell Brundick ’92, and Mary Olivia Brundick ’22. Flower girl Mary Olivia is wearing her grandmother Olivia’s dress for the graduation ceremonies. 44 | Hutchison
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Liberty Sanders Bain lives in the country on her organic meat farm with her four boys and husband Johnny. Shannon McDonnell Balmer works in marketing
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Jean Ann Grant Mansfield lives with husband Whit and children Tucker and Annie Rees in Atlanta.
96 Joan Rim Romph ’86 (left) and daughter Chelsea.
and investor relations in the hedge fund area. Her family recently moved from Chicago to Western Springs, Ill. She has two daughters, Emma Reid and Eliza. Ginny Dowell Brundick works at Camp Bear Track in the summer and takes her children Mary Olivia, Annie, and Louis who attend Hutchison and PDS. Carolyn Bloom Folkl works part-time in St. Louis as a contractor for Nestle Purina Petcare Co. She has two daughters, Elizabeth Lane and Lillian. Donna Kim Green and her family are moving from Massachusetts to Nashville. Lisa Post Lawhead joined the Board of Directors for the Wolf River Conservancy and in August will become president of Pegasus of Germantown. Katie Horner Luton enjoys her two boys, Gates and George. She works at her family’s company, Horner Insurance, and has a monogramming business called Sweet Pickle with Nicole Pera Taylor ’98. Jessica Rainey McKnett is a corporate partnerships senior liaison at ALSAC/St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. She and her husband, Chris, completed a half, followed by a full, marathon in Disney World in January. Amy Rolfes Poag is a graduate student at the University of Memphis pursuing a Master’s in Counseling. She is on the Board of Directors for MIFA and the Children’s Museum of Memphis and volunteers at the Exchange Club of Memphis. She has two daughters, Celia and Charlotte. Kimbie Shaheen White is in her ninth year of teaching Latin and English at Grace-St. Luke’s. This summer she will take 7th and 8th graders to Italy. She has two boys, Max and Marley.
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Aja Evans won an Academy Award for her voice over in the short film category. She was the voice of Esso Girl in the film Logorama.
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Barclay Kuntz Bowen lives in NYC with her husband, Scott, and son, Chase Wilson. Allison Forsythe Gardner has a 3-year-old daughter, Lana.
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Koss will finish her pediatric residency in July. She and husband Mike will move to Hawaii this summer, where she will be stationed at Pearl Harbor for three years. Emily Herring Lamb married Travis Lamb last May. They live in Nashville where she practices law and he pursues his singer/songwriter career. Kate Galbreath Taylor just celebrated her first wedding anniversary with husband Phillip.
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Jennifer Shubert is seeking her doctorate at the University of Texas.
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After spending the last three years in Chicago finishing her master’s, Rebecca Thomason is now the planned events coordinator at New Orleans Museum of Art.
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Courtney Carlisle Bolton moved from L.A. to Denver with her husband and had a baby this spring. Katherine Burnett
Ashley Akin is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Journalism at the University of
Right, Courtney Carlisle Bolton ’98 (fifth from left) is joined by bridesmaids and former classmates (from left): Paula Ilabaca, Emily Johnson McGowan, Tracy Hickerson Amin, Tara Dempsey Carlson, Nicole Pera Taylor, Kathy Llewellyn, Emily Ketner, Finy Koerner Shirley, Jenny Brindell Pembroke, Elizabeth Bewley, Lauren Edmonds, and MC Hust — all from the Class of ’98. Hutchison | 45
class notes Memphis. Kate Sneed is in the graduate program in education at David Lipscomb University. Lindsey Thompson recently accepted a new job as an assistant buyer with Books-a-Million.
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Lindsay Caldwell has lived in L.A. for two years, working at CBS on various television productions and as a red-carpet correspondent for a local entertainment news show on the CW. Mary Kyle has spent the last two years working for the University of Memphis Graduate School and was promoted to Coordinator of Publications and Recruitment. She plans to get her master’s or doctoral degree. Lauren Ploch graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in May and will marry David Ellison in August. Amanda Tacker lives in Chicago and is an account manager at a branding agency.
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Chloe Baker lives in Knoxville and works at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Elizabeth Coleman works in Tallahassee as the head nursing consultant for Florida Medical Licensing Services and is applying to medical school. Janet Cox is the new varsity swim coach at Hutchison and is serving a two-year youth ministry internship at Second Presbyterian Church. Lawrence Dillon is with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Atlanta and has a master’s in accounting from UT. Mary Grace Edwards is in Charlottesville, Va., in the Trinity Fellows Program; she will intern with the Center for Faith in Communities and will take classes with Fellows through Reformed Theological Seminary. Nancy Edwards graduated from Princeton with a major in English and now lives in NYC and attends the French Culinary Institute. Mallory Futrell has fully recovered from a craniotomy she had in January of 2009. She will graduate from Vanderbilt in December and head to nursing school to begin the nurse practitioner program. Beverly Garrett graduated from Emory in May and will participate in Fellows Program at Second Presbyterian. Sophie Good Edwards is now an SK assistant teacher at PDS. Lizzy Heard received a BFA from Ole Miss and studies graphic design abroad at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Morgan Hill will graduate 46 | Hutchison
from UT-C for I/O Psychology in the fall. Sarah Keesee graduated from UT and is pursuing a Master’s in Education at Belmont. Kendall Marston graduated from Vanderbilt and is in the Master’s of Accounting Program at Vanderbilt. Heloise McKee is pursuing a Master’s Degree in special education at American University in Washington, D.C. She also works at the Lab School of Washington which specializes in learning disabilities. Heloise is joined in D.C. by classmates Margaret Atkinson, Sophie Stubblefield, Meade Miller, and Maggie Fesmire. Loren McRae graduated from UVA and starts Ole Miss Law School this fall. Helen Morrison graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Spanish. She teaches Upper School Spanish at Hutchison where she also serves as the Rogers Fellow and Community Service Coordinator. Cayce Pegram received an MBA from Ole Miss. Ruth Wood lives with Sarah Keesee in Nashville. Elizabeth Young graduated with a B.S. in business from Wake Forest and will begin her first year of law school at Ole Miss.
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Conlee Adams returns to Africa this summer to work with the UAPO, an organization she worked with two years ago. Hadeel Aljazzaf returned to Kuwait with her family but now studies medicine in Ireland. Elizabeth Duck graduated from Furman University with a BA in French and Religion. She will spend the 2010–2011 school year in Charlottesville, Va., in the Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellows Program. Malaney Cross George and her husband moved to Nashville where she is interning at a high-end residential design firm. Connie Popwell graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in risk management and insurance and plans to apply to law school in the fall of 2011. Julia Taylor graduated from SMU and is going to John Hopkins Nursing School to start an accelerated BSN Program.
also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Gamma Beta Phi Honors Societies.
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Brittany-Rae Gregory is an English major with a focus on creative writing at Wellesley. She joined the staff of two magazines, the Ethos Woman Literary Magazine and Hey, Madeline. Blanche Montesi spent last semester at the University of Memphis and hopes to return to Wheaton this fall. Blanche volunteers part-time at the Neighborhood Christian Center. Brittany Trimble is majoring in biopsychology and will continue on the pre-med track. She is involved in the Air Force ROTC at Tufts and will spend part of the summer in Field Training at Maxwell AFB. She plays club lacrosse and is on the Tufts ultimate frisbee team. Emily Woodbury is in the Georgetown Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in science, technology, and international affairs. She is also pre-med and hopes to study and work at a clinic in Ghana in the fall. She has been on the High Honor Roll every semester and has been asked to be a TA in her econ and science classes. She was the Director of Communications and is now the Chair of Special Events for the Women in Politics club. Emily is on the Ballroom Dance competitive team, trains with the GU taekwondo club team, and volunteers with a concert series and with Habitat for Humanity.
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Jessie Brown has been admitted into Phi Eta Sigma at Pepperdine, where she is a pre-med major.
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Emily Taylor Abernathy is studying human and organizational development at Vanderbilt. She recently spent a semester abroad in Siena, Italy. Sarah Sabbatini is in the top 20 percent of her class at Ole Miss and is in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is
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professionally speaking Jane Fraser-Fulcher ’60 is president of the Memphis-based Stuttering Foundation. Jane attended a luncheon at Clarence House hosted by Prince Charles to announce His Royal Highness’ support of an Appeal to fund treatment for children who stutter. The Memphisbased Stuttering Foundation has partnered with the Michael Palin Centre in London since 1947 to work toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering. Jane has served on the Hutchison National Alumnae Board and received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2002. Margaret Denton Khayat ’60 is the former first lady of Ole Miss. Her husband, Robert, served as the University of Mississippi Chancellor from 1995 to 2009. Because of Margaret’s service to the university, the Ole Miss community is saying “thank you” to her by establishing the Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship. Margaret stated that she was touched and honored to have this scholarship created in her name; this scholarship will assist many future students. Robert Khayat said that he hopes scholarship recipients will be inspired by his wife’s “great respect for people, her belief in the important role of the university and her strong spirit of love.” Mimi Robinson Bowen ’62 owns and runs a women’s specialty store called MIMI on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Check out her website at www.miminola.com and her online sales site www.taigan.com. Elizabeth Weatherford ’62 is the founding director of the Film and Video Center, part of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). The center has been in existence for 30 years. The core purpose of the work is to provide excellent exhibition of indigenous films and media through a biennial Native American Film + Video Festival in New York, an annual Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe, touring film festivals, and daily and special screenings in New York and Washington.
National Alumnae Board members provided the leadership for the 2009–2010 NAB program with upper school girls. (From left) Cecelia Saino ’84, Cary Jehl Broussard ’77, Mary Tabor Engel ’82, Perry Pidgeon Hooks ’75, Virginia Apperson ’75, and Frances Dornette Schafer ’66.
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••• Carole Ruleman Manning’s ’69 photograph, above, was a winner in a professional photography contest at the Brooks Museum.
Dana Buchman ’69 is using her celebrity status to help further the awareness and solutions for children with learning disabilities. After writing her book A Special Education with daughter Charlotte, Dana became active in Promise, an organization of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She is currently serving as Chair of the Advisory Council of Promise and recently addressed the 60th Annual International Dyslexia Association in Orlando. She is making a difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities.
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Mary Cox Garner ’55 Katie Herron Gambill ’64 Sally Hughes Smith ‘64 Charmian Place-Cooper ‘65 Frances Dornette Schafer ’66 Crisler Buchignani Quick ‘74 Virginia Apperson ‘75 Perry Pidgeon Hooks ’75 Cary Jehl Broussard ‘77 Lisa Stanford ‘78 Mary Tabor Engel ‘82 Cecelia Saino ’84 Laura McArtor ‘85 Babs Chase ‘87 Burson Taylor Synder ‘93 Ashley Thompson Manning ’93
Dixie Routon Thompson ’69 has opened a clinic in Pensacola focusing on women’s health, and she hopes to affiliate with a Family NP to provide minor urgent care and general health services. Dixie’s mission is to provide quality, affordable, convenient services to the downtown Pensacola neighborhood. It is targeted at the market segment of young workers/students (some not so young) who have no insurance or people with high deductible or out of pocket costs. As a result of the hard work on her clinic, Dixie has received two awards, Inspiring Woman of the Year 2009 and Citizen of the Year 2009. Dr. Allida Black ’70 served as the guest speaker for a one-day workshop in Washington, D.C. about Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves. This collection of case studies illustrates how individuals and groups across the world can choose to make a difference in society, using tools available to anyone seeking to fight hatred, prevent genocide, and strengthen democracy. Allida is a Research Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University and the editor and project director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. Allida was the 2004 recipient of the Hutchison Distinguished Alumna Award. Lauri Abston Arnold ’74 owns Optimal Surroundings, a firm that specializes in organizing people’s lives and homes to create peace and order in their lives.
Cary Jehl Broussard ’77 meets with members of the senior class during the NAB visit.
Comprised of a group of outstanding alumnae from across the country who are recognized as leaders in their respective communities and accomplished in their individual professions, the National Alumnae Board was created to establish a comprehensive career mentoring program for Hutchison girls.
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professionally speaking Ellen Gannaway Lail ’84 is currently serving Cisco Systems, Inc. as Director of the Office of Strategy and Operations for the U.S. Public Sector in Atlanta.
Ashley Moore McWaters ’89
Caroline Coolidge Brown ’86 had an art showing last year at Theatre Memphis featuring works from her “Birdwatching” series and her new series entitled “Modern Beauty.” You can take a look at all of Caroline’s fabulous works on her website: www.CarolineCBrown.com.
Madeleine Latham Elmer ’74 launched Fleur de Vie, a floral design for special events business, with her sister, Anne Latham Martin ’83, in February. This is a virtual partnership since they are in two different time zones, but the internet keeps them connected.
Kim Little ’86 is an assistant professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Ohio University. Her first book, You Must Be From the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement, was published in March of 2009.
Crisler Buchignani Quick ’74 was honored with the Top Business Woman Award last year from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Long Island. Since 1975, this national organization has helped women grow their businesses by sharing resources and helping shape economic and public policy. Crisler, a CPA, saw the need for outsourced bookkeeping and accounting services and founded The Finance Department in 1993. Her business provides small businesses access to their own finance department complete with staff to process transactions, and accountants to provide guidance and advice. Crisler serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Hutchison National Alumnae Board.
Joan Rim Romph ’86 is director of marketing services for Paragon Press in Shreveport, La.
Sidney Springfield Evans ’76 serves as the Associate Dean for Student Services at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va.
Ashley Moore McWaters ’89 (pictured above) has published her debut poetry collection titled Whitework. Ashley’s poems explore the concept of women’s work, particularly the creative work and the desire for freedom and artistic recognition, using the metaphor of sewing.
Laurie Murphey Thornton ’78, an attorney with Glankler Brown PLLC, received the Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award for the second year in a row. This annual award is presented to the recipient who best demonstrates the firm’s belief that quality legal services should be available to those who cannot afford it. During 2009, Laurie provided more that 40 hours of free legal services. Laurie is also the mother of two Hutchison alumnae—Adelaide ’08 and Taylor ’07. Ann Camp Lee ’79 works at FedEx as a senior marketing specialist in the Alliance Marketing department. She manages numerous projects, including the development of a new online tool with imagery and written content that will enable marketing professionals to create their own ads and other communications materials for little to no cost. Susan Springfield ’82 returned to Memphis last October to serve as Executive Vice President, Commercial Credit Risk Executive, for First Tennessee Bank.
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Dr. Karen Ho ’89 is the author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street (Duke University Press), which is based on her Princeton dissertation; she is a 2003 Princeton alumna. Because Karen is an anthropologist, her book is a study of the culture of Wall Street, exploring the connection between rising share prices and increasing worker insecurity and the way in which Wall Street shaped not just the stock market, but the nature of employment and job security. Karen is currently a professor at the University of Minnesota, and she has recently been on the lecture circuit promoting her book.
Aja Evans ’96 won an Academy Award for her voice over in the short film category. Rebecca Thomason ‘00 is the Planned Events Coordinator at New Orleans Museum of Art. Annie Gerber Griffin ’02 is a fashion designer and started the Annie Griffin Collection in August 2009. After leaving Hutchison, Annie studied studio art at SMU in Dallas. She then moved to Atlanta where she worked at a highend boutique, followed by working with a well-renowned interior designer. Annie began to realize her true passion for fashion design and enrolled in the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta where she was inspired and encouraged to start her own company. Her line of clothing will be carried by specialty stores and retailers throughout the southeast (Ga., Fla., Miss., Ala., Tenn.). In Memphis, you can find her clothing line at Oak Hall and Isabella, or you can check out her website: www.anniegriffincollection.com. Lindsay Caldwell ’03 works at CBS in Los Angeles in television production and is also a red-carpet correspondent for a local entertainment news show on the CW. Mary Kyle ’03 was promoted to Coordinator of Publications and Recruitment at the University of Memphis Graduate School.
Lisa Post Lawhead ‘92 recently joined the Board of Directors for the Wolf River Conservancy. She will also be president of Pegasus of Germantown in August, 2010. Pegasus is a group of women who have an annual fundraiser to raise money for charities in Shelby County.
Meredith Alston Lucas ’03 is a third-year student at the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and has been named to the National Symposium Editorial Board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. This summer, Meredith is working with the staff, editing debates, panels, and speeches from the Federalist Society National Student Symposium, for publication in the winter issue of the Journal.
Katherine Wilson Blackney ’95 received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Memphis in August 2009. She is a psychologist working at a group practice in Germantown as the clinical director.
Jennings Pitts ’05 is working in commercial and private banking as a management trainee at I-Bank. She interned with the bank last summer, and after graduation was invited back to work full-time.
Marti McFarland Mashburn ’96 has opened a new business called Bella Bridesmaid located in Sanderlin Centre in Memphis. Brides and bridesmaids can make an appointment to come in, look at samples, and pick out their dresses. She also sells informal bridal gowns. It’s also a great place to find dresses for Junior Cotillion, Cotton Carnival, or the Germantown Charity Horse Show. Check out her website: www.bellabridesmaid.com.
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By Dara Newberry ‘93
A Gentleman and A Scholar Remembering Leonard Frey I grew up in a world of academia. My mother, a renowned English teacher, filled our house with an extraordinarily colorful cast of characters from all walks of life and specialties. Sara and Leonard Frey Among two of the most colorful are Sara and Leonard Frey. Leonard and Sara came to work with my mother in 1977, just shy of my second birthday. They have been a fixture in our family for as long as I can remember. On April 6, 2010, Leonard passed away. He touched thousands of lives through his teaching, his kindness, and his generosity. Most of his students knew him as “Mr. Frey”—an indomitable intellect, a skilled orator, a talented performer, and a demanding instructor. But, to our family, he was Leonard. He was a tall, lanky man with a magnetic voice. Distinctive, calming, and strong—his voice resonated like none I’ve ever heard. It could not be mistaken. I can still hear him saying, “wonderful, WONDERful.” He was a gifted storyteller. He brought to life Greek mythology when I was a child. His reinterpretation of the stories was captivating. He had a flair for the dramatic. In spite of his calm demeanor, when he spoke of the arts or music or language, there was fire in him. And, if Leonard Frey as Fagin in Oliver. you were lucky enough to witness it, you would be drawn in. In my 34 years, I never saw him in short sleeves. Even on my birthday T H I S S P R I N G , Hutchison lost a (August in Memphis— a brutal time), he wore a collared shirt and a sport coat. This beloved teacher and dear friend in he considered “casual” attire. the passing of Leonard Frey. A true I never heard him utter a word of profanity, nor say an unkind word about anyone. academic, Mr. Frey taught Bible, He encouraged us to learn for the sheer joy of learning. He inspired us, all of Religion, Heritage of Western us, to grow. In spite of the magnitude of his intellect and the extent of his knowlCivilization, Latin, Greek, French, and edge, he was always learning more. He spoke multiple languages, knew more Advanced Placement English after about opera than most people know about their chosen profession, had a passion coming to Hutchison in 1977 as the for music, and a timeless humility. Associate Head of School and college He was quiet about his faith, but it was ever present. counselor. For the next 33 years, he I can remember countless family occasions as a child when my much younger touched countless lives through his brother would bend his ear about this or that Lego contraption or most recent toy passion for learning, engaging peracquisition. This man who could recite passages from the Bible in Greek or Hebrew sonality, and memorable contributions would listen and pay attention to the ramblings of a young child. to numerous theater productions. In He found joy and amazement in the most mundane of technological inventions. 2002, he and his wife, former Upper He picked the most clever birthday cards. School Head Sara Frey, co-authored He had a contagious joy— particularly when performing in the theater. Reflections on Learning and Life at He wrote me the most eloquent note during a difficult time in my life. Hutchison School 1902–2002 to comHe was an inspiration to never stop learning, to treat people with respect and memorate the School’s centennial. consideration, to be kind and gracious, to hold oneself to an exceptionally high The entire Hutchison community standard and was an example of just how much of a difference one person can mourns his loss and offers deepest make in the lives of those surrounding him. condolences to Mrs. Frey. He was a true gentleman and scholar.
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