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Springs honored in 2013 Parents’ Choice Awards Indian Springs was voted “Best Private School in Birmingham” in the 2013 Parents’ Choice Awards hosted by Birmingham and Alabama Baby & Child magazines! More than 5,000 people responded to the survey, entering the Photos courtesy of Birmingham businesses magazine and services they believe to be the best in 81 categories. Results were published in the May issue of Birmingham magazine. Citing the school’s mission of instilling a love of learning as well as a sense of integrity and moral courage in its students, the awards herald Indian Springs as “truly a Birmingham institution.” Thank you to parents across our region and to Birmingham and Alabama Baby & Child magazines for choosing Indian Springs School!
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INDIAN SPRINGS LEARNING THROUGH LIVING SINCE 1952
DIRECTOR Gareth Vaughan ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEAN OF ACADEMICS David Noone DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE Jan Fortson DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Tanya Yeager DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Beth Mulvey DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT Jack Sweeney DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ADVISING Gunnar Olson DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE Brian Rodgers ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Greg Van Horn DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY Chuck Williams ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MAGAZINE EDITOR Mindy Keyes Black BOARD OF GOVERNORS 2013-14 Libby Pantazis P ’03, ’06, ’09, Chair, John Abbott ’80, Robert Aland ’80, Janet Perry Book P ’04, ’09, Myla Choy P ’11, ’13, Larry DeLucas P ’99, ’05, Alan Engel ’73, P ’03, ’12, Joe Farley ’81, P ’14, ’16, Clara Chung Fleisig P ’13, ’16, Mike Goodrich Jr. ’90, Rob Henrikson ’65, Ben Hunt ’82, Jimmy Lewis ’75, P ’11, ’11, Ellen McElroy ’78, Catherine McLean P ’03, ’06, ’11, Eli Phillips, Scott Pulliam ’85, P ’16, ’17, Rusty Rushton ’74, P ’09 ’11, Frank Samford ’62, P ’90, John Simmons ’65, P ’96, Fergus Tuohy ’96, Ex Officio, Alumni Council, Lesli Wright P ’11, ’14, Ex Officio, Parents Association © 2013 Indian Springs School. Indian Springs is published biannually in fall and spring. All rights reserved. 190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, AL 35124 | Telephone: 205.988.3350 | Indian Springs School Web site: www.indiansprings.org MISSION STATEMENT Indian Springs School seeks to develop in students a love of learning, a sense of integrity and moral courage, and an ethic of participatory citizenship. Inspired by the motto Learning through Living, the school community is committed to the belief that students can develop to their full potential by learning to balance individual achievements with the values and principles of democracy.
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CAMPUS LIFE 4 High Marks Honors and Accomplishments 6 Giving Back Student Projects Make a Difference On the cover: Students stop to chat between classes in the Indian Springs School Town Hall. Cover photo by Art Meripol.
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties: What Have We Learned? 10 8 Face to Face Meet Our Newest Faculty and Staff
This year, as people nationwide reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and its impact, ISS faculty and students look at what has been achieved since 1963—and what challenges still lie ahead. GIVING 18 2012-13 Annual Report
English teacher D’Anthony Allen urges ISS students to look not only at the history of civil rights, but also at the ways that society—and students at Indian Springs— perceive differences among people.
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“ Giving is valued and nurtured at Indian Springs.”
e have recently completed a year of celebrations honoring the 60th anniversary of this dynamic and vibrant school, which nurtures academic excellence, creative thinking, and participatory citizenship in highly capable students from around the world. Since 1952, Indian Springs students have striven not just to excel academically, but also to develop and pursue new ideas through the use of innovation and creativity. This sets us apart— and raises the bar for each successive generation. Our distinguished alumni have, for six decades, made noteworthy contributions in fields from science, medicine, law, and economics to filmmaking, technology, business, and the arts. They continue to set a high standard for current and future ISS students and families through their invaluable support of the school.
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The financial support of alumni and current families is essential to the life of the school, and we thank you for your important, continuous contributions in pledging to the ISS Annual Fund every year through The Springs for Life Society; helping us exceed our Annual Fund goal for 2012-13—and committing to give again in 2013-14; entrusting us with the education of your children and grandchildren; and, finally, including Springs in your estate plans, which frequently go toward the school’s endowment, creating an enduring legacy and helping ensure that Indian Springs will continue to provide an outstanding education for future generations of students. Contemplation of giving is valued and nurtured at Indian Springs; the results are evident in our Young Alumni Committee, organized only two years ago. These newly graduated members of the Springs community work to ensure participation by young alums in the Annual Fund while also organizing events on campus, including the Young Alumni Summer Barbeque (now an annual event), and encouraging attendance by young alums at Alumni Weekend and other Springs events.
Young alumni involvement and financial support are crucial to sustaining the tradition of excellence at Indian Springs. Here, Henry Long ’01, Alice Hawley ’03, and Sharonda Childs ’03 enjoy visiting at the Class of ’03 Reunion in April.
Your financial commitment is at the very heart of all that we do, from hiring and retaining world-class faculty members and administrators who challenge our students to ask much of themselves, to offering an advanced, dynamic curriculum enabling our students to be a part of a global, inclusive, yet tightly knit community. We pledge to be good stewards of your giving and your confidence.
“ Collaboration is important....”
ne of the most important skills in the 21st-century workplace is the ability to collaborate. Frequently, we learn the skill on the job, realizing quickly the need to work as a team. Today the members of our team might be right across the hall. They might also be in another time zone, halfway around the world, so now more than ever, as the modern workforce becomes increasingly mobile, it’s critical that we enable ISS students to experience teamwork in its many forms. Our technologically savvy students come to Indian Springs already communicating virtually with friends from other states and countries because of similar passions and interests. By the time they get to graduate school, collaborations are a key part of their educational experience. The MBA programs at distinguished institutions such as Harvard Business School and The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, for instance, engage students in small teams to practice risk taking, persuasive leadership, and conflict resolution together. Global connections take the educational teamwork concept a step further. Even earlier, at the undergraduate level, many colleges and universities are shifting their entire curricula online, and ISS students are leaving Springs excited about the new opportunities that connectivity brings. Current ISS senior Christine Zheng ’14 knows from a recent visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that if she is fortunate enough to attend MIT as an undergraduate, she wouldn’t simply be closeted in her dorm room, solving problems alone; instead, she would be working with classmates in a collaborative way. Christine, a 2014 National Merit Semifinalist and 2013 Andy Abroms Scholar, must be prepared not only to think critically, but also to work extremely well with others, in person and online.
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Collaboration is important in school, in the workforce, and in life. During Alumni Weekend 2013, G. Gray Plosser ’63, who received the ISS Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1986, spoke to students with several of his Class of ’63 classmates during our panel discussion on “The Individual and Society.” He emphasized the need to spend time in the classroom talking together about the issues of the day so that Indian Springs students are exposed to all kinds of thinking—all kinds of ideas. They can then make informed decisions about what they believe rather than following along with something they once heard, and perhaps little understood. It is vital that we at Indian Springs continue to be forward-thinking in the ways that we engage our students and prepare them for the brightest possible futures. Our eyes are set on remaining true to our tradition of providing a progressive and groundbreaking educational experience.
For our technologically savvy students, collaborations can take the form of face-to-face interactions with classmates—or virtual teamwork with students halfway around the world.
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hi g h mar ks ISS Choir Dazzles Swiss Audiences In centuries-old cathedrals, charming hotels, Alpine meadows, and even the occasional airline terminal, the ISS Chamber Choir regaled audiences during its 10-day tour in June as part of the American Celebration of Music in Switzerland. Led by Music Director Dr. Tim Thomas ’67 and accompanied by Instrumental Music Director Dr. Alina Voicu, the 35-member group performed in Zurich, Lucerne, Einseideln, Wengen, Bern, and Interlaken. The choir’s repertoire included mystically beautiful works such as Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s setting of “Ubi Caritas,” foottapping pop songs such as “When I’m 64” by the Beatles, major choral works like Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G,” and traditional songs from around the globe. After hearing a videotaped recording of their performance of his “Ubi Caritas,” Gjeilo wrote to the choir: “Heartfelt thanks to the Indian Springs School Chamber Choir for their beautiful performance of my ‘Ubi Caritas.’ I was touched by the passion and musicianship they expressed.” To hear the short video, visit the school Web site (www.indiansprings.org) or new YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/experienceiss).
2013 National Merit Scholar Congratulations to Caleb Caldwell ’13, who received a National Merit Scholarship in spring 2013. Caldwell, who was also named a National Advanced Placement Scholar, has just begun his freshman year at Dartmouth College. Caldwell
Evie baxley ’14 Senior Featured as ‘Super Student’ in August Issue of Birmingham Magazine ISS Mayor Evie Baxley ’14 was one of 20 Birmingham area seniors recognized as Photo courtesy of Birmingham 2013 “Super Students” in the August magazine/Stephen DeVries issue of Birmingham magazine. This Photography annual distinction honors “standout” seniors whose success is measured not only by strong grades but also by heart, enthusiasm, perseverance, and creativity, in and out of the classroom.
ISS Chef Takes Part In ‘Chefs to Schools’ Training Initiative ISS Chef Wendy Bowman joined 30 chefs from across the country in September at the School Nutrition Association Headquarters in National Harbor, Md., for an all-expensespaid training initiative, Connect: Chefs to Schools. Designed by the National Food Service Management Institute, the training explored the School Nutrition Program; ways school chefs can help students learn more about food; and innovative methods to incorporate healthy eating and local foods into school menus.
Eight ISS Seniors Named 2014 National Merit Semifinalists Eight Indian Springs School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists for their achievements on the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Hill Balliet ’14, Arlen Fan ’14, Jack O’Malley ’14, Savannah Rodriguez ’14, Patrick Scalise ’14, Cole Senn ’14, Emily Williams ’14, and Christine Zheng ’14 scored among the top 1% of the 1.5 million students who took the exam last year as juniors. They will have a chance to compete for about 8,000 National Merit Scholarships next spring. In addition, Will Crain ’14, Tahireh Markert ’14, Annabelle Neville ‘14, Sarah Noone ’14, and Seth Perlman ’14 have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and Savannah Rodriguez ’14 has been selected as a 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.
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Seniors Cole Senn ’14 and Alex Smith ’14 represented the French Club at 2013 Club Expo.
Club Expo Students gathered after school on a beautiful September Friday for Club Expo, an event organized by the ISS Student Government to showcase the 45 after-school clubs and social service activities available to all students. In addition to learning about new ways to get more involved in campus life, students raised $200 for the 5th Annual Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure by selling $1 tickets for three chances to dunk a faculty member. (Congratulations to newly elected 8th grade representatives Bela Patel ’18 and Sarah Toms ’18 and to Commissioner of Recreation Zack Aldaher ’15 for thinking of a fun way to support a great cause.)
Three ISS seniors have been named semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Angela Robinson ’14, Kenechi Ijemere ’14, and Annabelle Neville ’14 will have the opportunity to compete for about 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth $2.5 million next spring. The program was started in 1964 to recognize academically promising Black American high school seniors nationwide.
Girls Volleyball Team brings home trophy Congratulations to the ISS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for winning 2nd place—out of 16 teams—at the Lincoln Varsity Tournament in Lincoln, Ala., in September. It was the team’s first tournament trophy in six years. Go Springs! Front row (from left): Julianne Baker ’16, Hadiya Rasheed ’15, Jasmine Berry ’14, Erin Sullivan ’15, Meghan Marks ’15; Back row (from left): Margot Balliet ’16, Cassidy Bridgham ’15, Alex Smith ’14, Elizabeth Hunt ’17, Clara Scott ’16, Stella Davis ’16.
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g ivin g bac k ISS Youth Activist Raises Awareness of LGBTQIA+ Issues Sarah Noone ’14, president of the Indian Springs Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), has worked steadily to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) rights in Alabama—and beyond. One of four local student activists honored by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in April for a deep commitment to youth activism, Noone founded Alabama United GSAs to bring together high school GSAs throughout the state. She also serves as a youth leader for the Birmingham Alliance of Gay, Straight, Lesbian Youth, and as head of the youth panel for the Magic City Acceptance Project, she helps train Jefferson County Family Court employees who work with at-risk youth.
Noone. Courtesy Tamika Moore/The Birmingham News
An online petition that she and a friend started earlier this year to urge state legislators to repeal an Alabama law requiring sex education teachers to teach students that homosexuality is illegal and wrong has received national attention and secured more than 95,000 signatures. In August, Noone was chosen to take part in a student activism forum hosted by The Birmingham News to showcase ways area teens are working to improve their community: “The Next Movement: How Birmingham’s Youth Are Leading the Way … Again.”
Pottery Students’ ‘Empty Bowls’ Help Take Bite Out of Hunger Indian Springs student artists lovingly handcrafted 40 bowls to donate to the 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project, a soup and bread benefit luncheon sponsored by Magic City Harvest. The luncheon helps fund the organization’s year-round food bank and creates awareness of the need to address food insecurity in the Birmingham community. In Jefferson County, it is estimated that close to 14% of all residents and 22% of children live in poverty. “Everyone who attends the luncheon takes home a bowl as a reminder that in the greater Birmingham area there still exist ‘empty bowls’ that need filling,” says ISS studio art teacher Melody Machen. “For instance, most heads of household have jobs but simply cannot afford adequate, nutritious food for the family.” Keeping alive this ISS tradition were (from left): Charlotte Benedict ’16, Annabelle Neville ’14, Sam Newton ’16, Rachael Motamed ’16, Emma Knapp ’13, and (not pictured) Makayla Phillips ’13 and Gabi Oser ’16.
The Eliminate Project: Saving Babies and Mothers Worldwide A Bake Sale run by the ISS Key Club raised $650 for The Eliminate Project, a joint effort of Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. The disease kills an estimated 60,000 babies and a significant number of women around the globe each year. “The Indian Springs School Key Club has brought the campaign that much closer to our goal by saving or protecting more than 360 women and their future babies and by inspiring those around them!” says Lead Campaign Area Director Cristina Gomez.
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Commemorating the Birmingham Children’s March About 20 students and faculty members joined Ashlynn Berry ’16 on a walk around the ISS Lake in May to commemorate the bravery of the children, some as young as 4 years old, who participated in the Birmingham Children’s March in 1963. “I’m so happy so many people came out,” says Berry (second from left), who organized the walk. “I felt as if something needed to be said and done to honor this important history.”
ISS Blood Drive Surpasses Goal for American Red Cross
Since her diagnosis with Crohn’s disease in November 2012, Charlotte Benedict ’16 has raised more than $5,000 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Chosen to serve as the Honored Hero at the 6th Annual Take Steps Birmingham Walk, Benedict works to be a voice for children suffering with the disease. She struggled through five years of misdiagnoses before an emergency CT scan and a week in the hospital revealed that she has the chronic, autoimmune disease, which she says is often described as an inflammatory bowel disease with no cure. It is estimated that 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s. “A gut-wrenching—pun intended!—realization hit me: I would have this my whole life,” says Benedict. “There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, only the hope that there will be someday soon, thanks to the work of CCFA.”
More than 45 students, faculty, parents, and alumni took part in the ISS Blood Drive in May to help the American Red Cross prepare for summer months, when blood donations drop about 20%. ISS surpassed its goal, collecting 35 units of blood. “I am very proud of our students and school community for helping to reach our goal of 33 units,” says ISS Nurse Amy Wammack. The American Red Cross estimates that every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. ISS has hosted blood drives for more than 30 years.
Screen on the Green: Movie with a Mission
Organized in May by spring semester Mayor Will Riley ’13, Screen on the Green raised close to $650 and a collection of canned goods for the Oak Mountain Missions Food Pantry, which ISS has supported since 2008. More than 75 students turned out for the movie-and-pizza night. “It was great to see so many individuals show support,” says Riley, who delivered the food and check to Oak Mountain Missions. “In 2010, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 7% of Alabama households experienced hunger, which was the highest percentage in the country. By helping OMM we are directly and immediately helping individuals in our community.” in dian
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face to face Saying Hello …
This year we welcome seven new Faculty, Staff, and Board members to Indian Springs. Let us introduce you.
D’Anthony Allen The newest member of the ISS English Faculty earned his B.A. in English from the University of the South in 2007 and an M.A. in Education: Creative Literacies and Literature from California State University, Los Angeles, in 2010. While at Sewanee, Allen received a full scholarship to study medieval literature at the University of Oxford. He also received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Prize, the most prestigious recognition given to a graduate who has contributed through character, compassion, and academic and spiritual leadership. All this, while playing varsity football (and being inducted in the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Honor Society). A Bill Gates Millennium Scholar since 2003, Allen has taught middle school English locally at Holy Family Catholic Academy and in Jefferson County Schools. He has also developed and led programs promoting integrity, leadership, and healthy living in inner-city youth.
Paul McGee Our new Math Faculty member earned his B.S. in Economics and Finance (2004), his M.A in Economics (2005), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (2008), all from University College Dublin. McGee has the distinction of having earned the highest GPA in his graduating class throughout his undergraduate and postgraduate career. He is also an outstanding athlete: All-Ireland Meeting of the Rowers champion (2006); All-Ireland finalist in both men’s and mixed curragh racing (2007); 3-handicap golfer; Cruit Island Golf Club Golfer of the Year (Donegal, Ireland; 2005); coached varsity soccer at Miami Country Day School and rugby at Belvedere College. For the past three years, he has taught AP Calculus AB, Calculus, Algebra II, Algebra I, Integrated Math I, and Pre-Algebra to Grades 8-12 at Miami Country Day School in Miami Shores, Fla. Prior to that, he taught math to students of all ability levels at Belvedere College S.J. and Saint Andrews College in Dublin.
Mindy Keyes Black Our new Assistant Director of Development for Communications earned her B.S. in Journalism from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (1990). A native of Memphis and mother of two current ISS students, Sebastian Black ’15 and Eliza Black ’18, she started her career as a feature and health writer at The Huntsville Times and went on to manage communications and publications for Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, where she coordinated filming for Ken Burns’ American Lives (PBS) documentary, Thomas Jefferson. Since moving to Birmingham 15 years ago, Black has worked on the copy desks for Cottage Living and Southern Living magazines and coordinated communications, publications, and electronic media for the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center.
In his own words: “What I love about teaching is having the opportunity to inspire meaningful change in the lives of others. As I join the Indian Springs family, I envision Socratic discussions and invigorating activities that will allow us all to enhance our academic abilities and advance our human capacities for compassion.” In his own words: “Since I was in National School (the Irish version of elementary school), math has always been my favorite subject. I can’t wait to share my passion for math with all my students and show them that math surrounds us every day. Whether it’s computing the angle of elevation of a golf shot or measuring inequality in a country, we can use math to help us understand what we are exposed to in our daily lives.” In her own words: “I love what Indian Springs stands for, the high standards that it sets, and the careful thought that goes into even the smallest details of school life. It is a remarkable community of people who push themselves to achieve and give. I feel fortunate to get to share the many facets of this great story.”
Our new Part-Time Athletic Trainer is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer with Encore Sports Medicine and Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic, LLC. A Birmingham native, he attended Ramsay High School and earned a B.S. in Athletic Training from The University of Alabama (2012). Foy has experience working with numerous athletic teams at The University of Alabama (Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Volleyball, Football, Men’s Basketball). He has also worked at Hillcrest High School and Montevallo High School and has completed internships with University Orthopedics in Tuscaloosa, Southeastern Orthopedics in Savannah, Ga., and the Atlanta Falcons. He plans to continue his education in order to work as a Surgical Physician’s Assistant in the Sports Medicine field.
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In his own words: “Being the head athletic trainer at Indian Springs School has been a wonderful experience for me thus far. The uniqueness of this place has allowed me to encounter a wide variety of cultural backgrounds that would not be possible at many other places. The student athletes’ dedication to their academics carries over into their athletics, which allows for them to have abundant success in both areas.”
Robert Aland ’80 Robert Aland is no stranger to the ISS Board. A class agent and former Alumni Council member, he served on the Board of Governors from 2004 to 2006 and graciously accepted another commitment earlier this year. Birmingham President of the National Bank of Commerce, Aland has a longstanding commitment to philanthropy and community service, which included chairing the United Way of Central Alabama Campaign in 2011.
Fergus Tuohy ’96 An ISS class agent and Alumni Council member since 2010, Fergus Tuohy joins the Board for a two-year term as incoming Alumni Council President, succeeding Frances Nolan, who served in this role from 2011 to 2013. A financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Birmingham, he is active in numerous civic and nonprofit organizations and serves on three other boards, including Equality Alabama, the Financial Planning Association of North Alabama, and Birmingham AIDS Outreach. His time at Indian Springs qualifies, he says, as the most formative years of his life, and he is proud to serve his alma mater.
Lesli Wright Lesli Wright joins the Board as 2013-14 President of the ISS Parents Association, succeeding Holly Ellis Whatley ’84. Mother to Blake Senn ’11 and Cole Senn ’14, Wright began volunteering as a choir tour chaperone in 2008. Since then she has chaperoned six choir trips and served on the Boarding Life Committee, Parent Potluck Committee, and Music 101 Silent Auction Committee. She values Indian Springs’ dedication to developing the whole student through its emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving and abundant extracurricular opportunities available in the arts, athletics, and other areas.
Officer Rick Franklin Indian Springs has instituted a new security policy that includes round-the-clock security staffing at the school’s front gate. Alumni, parents, students, and guests now check in with the guard on duty before entering campus. The new measure was implemented in April. “Our goal is to do all we can to keep the Indian Springs School community safe while also continuing to be accessible for the many activities that we host on campus,” says Director Gareth Vaughan.
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“I’m encouraging my students to respect differing viewpoints and apply the connections that they make in their academic lives in their personal lives as well,” says English teacher D’Anthony Allen.
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties: What Have We Learned?
Soft but audible gasps punctuate the stillness as students in Kelly Jacobs’ 8th grade history class watch Spike Lee’s 1997 documentary “4 Little Girls” about the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. Jacobs stops the film often to explain footage and answer questions. “Why didn’t anyone notice the bomb as they were entering the church?” asks one student. “Wasn’t there another girl with them when the bomb went off?” asks another. “That’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen,” says a third. “She told her friend from school, ‘I’ll see you Monday,’ and they never saw each other again.” ISS students in all grades are looking at civil rights and civil liberties through a variety of lenses this year as faculty and
student body together tackle the 201314 school theme, “Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall & Springs: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.” Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, the theme is designed to help Indian Springs students learn from the past, examine the present with a critical eye, and reflect on their own role, individually and collectively, in shaping the future. “When you talk about issues of civil rights and civil liberties, it really boils down to our collective identity and the issue of how we view differences among people,” says Jacobs, who is incorporating the school theme into her 8th and 9th grade history courses throughout the year. “Scientifically,
there seems to be something about being human that makes us want to put people into groups. Researchers are trying to determine why our ability to identify with a group also causes us to draw firmer lines between groups. In our world, growing up in Birmingham, difference was race. That’s just one social construct. There are all sorts of ways of perceiving difference.” History teacher Kelly Jacobs is incorporating issues of civil rights and civil liberties into her 8th and 9th grade history courses throughout the year.
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Engaging the Mind and Heart To begin, 8th graders over the summer read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and 9th through 12th graders read journalist Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The nonfiction work looks at the ethical issues involved in the creation of an immortal cell line, HeLa, from an African American woman’s cervical cancer cells in 1951. Cultured without her knowledge, Henrietta Lacks’ cells have been used in more than 60,000 scientific studies, revealing the secrets of aging, cancer, and many other scientific mysteries. On Opening Day, students and faculty discussed the books in small groups after gathering for a school-wide overview of the Civil Rights Movement by faculty member Dr. Jonathan Horn, who ended his presentation with the original song “Cahaba Bridge,” composed for the occasion. (See the lyrics, page 13.) “This isn’t just an intellectual endeavor,” says Horn, who says his innocence was “knocked away” at age 6 when he learned about the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. “It’s not just about critical thinking. Our engagement is something that should be at once of the mind and of the heart.”
Lessons from Henrietta Lacks: Q&A with Margaret Blackerby ’14 The story of Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells raises questions about ethics, race, class, and scientific research. We asked ISS senior Margaret Blackerby how the book impacted her understanding of civil rights and civil liberties. Q: What did you learn from reading the book? A: It’s interesting to think that Henrietta Lacks had no idea what was happening to her cancer cells, and if science hadn’t had the benefit of her cells, we wouldn’t be where we are today in terms of medical research, technology, and pharmaceuticals. Should I as a person get credit when something that was in my body helps with a medical advance, or does the doctor get all the credit because he or she found it and knows what’s happening with it? To me, there is not a clear-cut answer. Q: What makes this true story compelling? A: I came away thinking that in some cases, it can be hard to distinguish right from wrong. Johns Hopkins was good in that it was doing this research on cervical cancer, but it was bad because it wasn’t telling its patients what was going on. It wasn’t treating everyone fairly. Because I have grown up and gone to school in Birmingham, I was not surprised by the racial segregation and some of the awful treatment of African Americans described. The family’s difficulty in understanding what happened to Henrietta because of lack of education made a big impact on me. It’s hard to explain to somebody: Yes, it came from your mother’s body, but it’s not your mother. Q: What idea do you think is at the heart of civil rights and civil liberties? A: I think it’s seeing all people as human beings. One of the lab technicians mentioned in the book that when she was looking at cells underneath a microscope she was fine, but when they had to cut tumors from Henrietta’s body, seeing Henrietta’s red nail polish upset her because the nail polish made Henrietta a real person. Once you take away a person’s being, that really confuses things. Q: Is there a way to make things right for Henrietta Lacks and her family? A: I think calling her Henrietta Lacks instead of HeLa is the place to start. Acknowledging her contribution in textbooks is another. The fact that the Lacks family has contributed so much to science and they don’t have equal access to health care speaks to the fact that the system has changed some—it has gotten better—but it hasn’t changed enough, and it has miles and miles to go before we’re anywhere remotely OK. Q: Your mom is a doctor. Does she know about HeLa cells? A: As I was finishing the book I noticed that Dr. Howard Jones, Henrietta’s gynecologist at Johns Hopkins, went on to research genetics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where my mom graduated. I texted her and said, ‘Do you know Dr. Jones?’ and she said, ‘Yeah, I’ve been in scrubs with him,’ which was neat. She had heard of HeLa as a physician but didn’t know the story behind it. She didn’t know about his work at Johns Hopkins, but she was very positive about what he did afterward and his efforts to try to find solutions to genetic diseases. This is just another example of life not being all black or white, good or bad. It’s a mix of the two.
Erin Dickson ’16 spends a quiet moment reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
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D’Anthony Allen’s 10th grade classes considered the complexities of civil rights and civil liberties this fall by imagining how a trial might have looked if Henrietta Lacks’ family had sued Johns Hopkins in the 1950s over the rights to use Lacks’ cells in research studies.
Students gathered in John Badham Theater on Aug. 28 to watch Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington 50 years ago that day.
Making Connections “I think it’s very helpful for our students that the faculty is collaborating, crosscurriculum, in order to look at civil rights and civil liberties in a variety of ways,” says English faculty member D’Anthony Allen, who teaches 8th and 10th graders. “That includes events that have taken place in the past, how we think about others here at school, and how our society perceives differences.”
are intellectual, physical, or differences of opinion.”
In October, 50 art history students visited the Birmingham Museum of Art with art teacher Mel Machen to see photographer Dawoud Bey’s exhibit serving as a memorial to the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the two boys killed the same day. In September, science teacher Lisa Balazs took 8th graders to visit the Birmingham History Center and Sloss Furnaces, where ISS American History At the core of civil liberties and civil rights are the values of honoring human teacher Dr. Richard Neely, who has led life and acknowledging individual spirit, tours at Sloss for 25 years, served as their says Allen. “I’m encouraging my students tour guide. In spring, as part of Pete to respect differing viewpoints and apply Arner’s Civil Rights class, they’ll tour the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the connections that they make in their 16th Street Baptist Church, all to further academic lives in their personal lives as well. When we read about Tom Robinson their understanding of events that have taken place close to home. and Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird and we make certain connections about The Changing Face how these characters treat each other and are being treated, we want to make of Civil Rights sure that we are not being hypocritical in the way that we treat people with “We really wanted them to participate differences, whether those differences directly because of the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Movement,” says fall 201 3 Balazs. “We’re also talking about the
groups of immigrants and slaves and convicts who were the work force behind Sloss in the late 1800s through mid1900s because a part of the theme has to do not only with civil rights of the sixties but also with how the rights of every person can be subjugated when they do not have authority. That includes immigrant, poor, uneducated people— and others.” Sarah Noone ’14 is spending part of her senior year working with art teacher Mel Machen on an independent study on feminist art. Machen and Noone are talking with local women artists about their work, and Noone is looking at how their art reflects their daily lives. “A lot of very powerful feminist art is about oppression, sexism, intersecting identities, and the difficult struggles that women face,” says Noone, who works as a youth activist to raise awareness of LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] rights issues in Alabama and beyond. (Read more about her on page 6.) “Society doesn’t always recognize their struggles. When you look carefully, it’s not always only about gender stereotypes; you also find links to race, socioeconomic status, and sexual preference. I’m very excited to be looking at it through these different lenses.” Latin and English teacher Douglas Ray will teach a senior English elective, Queer Literature and Theory, next spring. Twelve students are enrolled in the course, which will look at the theoretical and historical frameworks that shape the discourse of all things
“queer,” says Ray. “It’s readily discussed in the public that the ‘next frontier’ for the civil rights movement includes the extension of rights and civil liberties to LGBT people. We will carve an academic, intellectual space for students to understand why this movement is taking this direction now and the aesthetic, social, and political implications for them individually and for our society collectively.” Ray says he is particularly thrilled to be teaching the class on the secondary level, in the South. “I’ve never seen a similar course listed on another independent school’s course catalog. Queer theory seeks to dismantle or destabilize established ‘norms’ that then oppress expressions of identity classified as ‘other.’ The term ‘queer,’ then, while often used in discussions of gender and sexuality studies, can be extended into many different aspects of the human experience.”
Intentionally Diverse, Inclusive Looking as a school community at topics such as civil rights and civil liberties gives ISS students a chance to think “in a more discerning way” about events happening now in our community, nation, and world, says Horn. “Such discussions have also contributed to the development of a more open and nurturing environment here at ISS,” says History teacher Dr. Bob Cooper, who has taught at Indian Springs for 39 years. Springs founder Harvey Woodward, who died in 1930, stipulated in his will that the school would admit only white, Christian boys; another stipulation, however, that the Board of Governors could make changes that needed to be made, has resulted in Springs being heralded in the region for its diversity and tolerance.
Holding the Line Indian Springs is honored to have received a complete portfolio of artist and ISS parent Debra Riffe’s 33 linoleum block relief prints depicting portraits of civil rights leaders and foot soldiers whose struggles and triumphs changed the world. Riffe presented her gift, called ”Holding the Line,” to the school in August to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. “These important prints are a stunning representation of the men and women who linked arms (and hearts and minds and people) to change our country,” says Director of Development Beth Mulvey. The prints will be on display in the ISS Town Hall through November.
f e at u r e “It’s with a great deal of pride that I listened to Dr. Horn give the opening convocation in which he launched our theme for the year,” says Director Gareth Vaughan. “We continue to take our responsibility to serve our local community, state, and region very seriously, and we believe that one of the ways in which we do this is by exploring what it means to be an intentionally diverse, intentionally inclusive educational community.”
Cahaba Bridge © Jonathan Horn, 2013 In ‘sixty-three, I was six years old The September Sunday my blood ran cold My daddy couldn’t find the words to say That four black girls were killed that day By killers down at the river ridge Sundays under Cahaba Bridge Dynamite Bob had struck again With a time-bomb made of mortal sin Cynthia, Addie-Mae, Carole, Denise Were getting ready to praise the Prince of Peace And the whiskey flowed at the river ridge In the strangeland of Cahaba Bridge In the valley of the shadow Molten iron ran red I swear I heard sweet Jesus weeping Down by the river bed Forty-nine years have come and gone That’s a hundred and ninety-six birthday songs For the four little girls who never grew up We still drink from the blood-filled cup And the water rolled on past the river ridge Bloody Sunday under Cahaba Bridge Dr. Jonathan Horn presented an overview of the Civil Rights Movement to students and faculty members on Opening Day.
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ISS Alumni Celebrate 60 Years of Springs About 250 Indian Springs School alumni, faculty, and their family members and guests returned to campus April 11-14 to celebrate the dynamic spirit of Springs during the school’s 60th Anniversary Alumni Weekend. Highlights of the weekend included an alumni-faculty reception for all classes at Aloft Birmingham; a panel discussion with current students on “The Individual and Society” featuring 50th reunion classmates G. Gray Plosser, Jr. ’63, Tom Adams ’63, and Mike Goodrich ’63; performances by the ISS choir and pep band; tributes to the class of 1963 and the 2003 and 2008 state champion soccer teams; girls and boys varsity soccer home-game victories; tailgating hosted by Carter McLean ’06 and Nick Pihakis ’05 of the ISS Alumni Council Young Alumni Committee; and reunion class parties on campus and throughout Birmingham.
1. Faculty member Charles Ellis with Darryl ’71 and Anne Quarles 2. Class of ’58 3. Jim Palmer with Goddy Fies ’73 and Ritter Arnold ’73 4. Matt Gellar, Braxton Goodrich, Elizabeth Ghareeb, and David Woodall of the Class of ’93 5. Mary Goodrich, Cathy Marks, Christy Nelson, and Jackie Woodall at the Class of ’93 Reunion 6. Class of ’03 7. Class of ’78 8. Jeffrey ’03 and Eleanor ’05 Tolbert with faculty members Greg Van Horn and George Mange 9. Nick Dahdah ’78 and Ben Lee ’78 10. Class of ’73 1 4
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Directors’ Dinner About 60 Indian Springs alumni, parents, faculty, and friends gathered on a beautiful June evening at the ISS Dining Hall for the 2013 Directors’ Dinner. The annual dinner, which is hosted by the Board of Governors and Director Gareth Vaughan, honors the school’s top contributors.
1. John Poynor ’58 2. Gilbert Johnston and Larry Greer, both of the Class of ’63 3. Doug and Connie Clark, parents of Skylar Clark ’15 and Dru Clark ’06 4. Linda Freeman and Hanson Slaughter ’90 5. Sharon Samford, Jim White ’60, and Arthur Freeman ’59 6. Jimmy Lewis ’75 with his wife, Malinda, and Associate Director David Noone 7. Director Gareth Vaughan, Robert Aland ’80, and Kelly Aland
ISS Legacies: Continuing the Family Tradition Indian Springs is honored to have 106 second-generation (parent/child) alumni and two third-generation (grandparent/parent/child) alumni. We even have three skip-a-generation (grandparent/grandchild) graduates. In 2013, joining the Legacy Family tradition were 1. Spence Bailey ’13, shown with his dad Jim Bailey ’79 of Memphis, 2. Karl Hofammann ’13, shown with dad Karl Hofammann ’67 of Birmingham, and 3. Paula Simonetti ’13 shown with dad Joe Simonetti ’75 of Vestavia Hills. Ellie Goldfarb ’13 (not pictured) also joined the Springs Legacy family; her uncle Charles Goldfarb ’88 was unable to attend 2013 Graduation Ceremonies but was present in spirit! in dian
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Veteran director John Badham’s ’57 new book, which explains the essentials of good moviemaking, was released in September. The publication coincided with the 30th anniversary of Badham’s films WarGames and Blue Thunder and the 20th anniversary of Point of No Return and Another Stakeout.
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Charles Plosser ’66 received the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award in May for his distinguished achievements as an economic and public policy leader and educator. President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, he is among 12 Reserve Bank presidents who sit on the Federal Open 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Charles Plosser ’66 (center) with his brother, 1986 Outstanding Alumnus G. Gray Market Committee, which Plosser ’63 (at left), and OAA Committee Chairman D.G. determines the nation’s Pantazis ’03 monetary policy.
SURPRISE REUNION ISS Alumnus Frank Morring, Jr., ’68 presented the 2012 Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine Space Laureate Award to fellow alumnus David Oh ’87—representing the Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing Team—at the magazine’s annual Laureates Awards Dinner on March 7 in Washington, D.C. Morring is senior space editor at Aviation Week, and Oh served as lead flight director for the mission that placed NASA’s Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars. “I covered the landing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory last summer,” says Morring, “but didn’t realize that David and I both went to ISS until I read the school’s press release about him sometime later. Despite the difference in our ages, we discovered that we had three teachers in common: Mr. Fleming, Mr. Watkins, and Mr. Stegner, who taught both of us expository writing. (I tell people that was the only class I took in school that I still use to make a living. Obviously David, who has a PhD from MIT, has a few more skills.) It was really nice to meet an ISS alumnus and to see that the school turns out such distinguished graduates.”
Adrienne N. (James) Carter, MD, received the designation of Fellow in the American College of Physicians (FACP) in April. The honorary distinction recognizes excellence and contributions in the practice of medicine.
CLASS OF 1995 Daniel Alarcon will release his latest novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, on Oct. 31. It tells the suspenseful story of one man’s obsessive search to find the truth about another man’s downfall.
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Leah Tharpe writes, “After a few years in Boston, I now live in Boulder, Colo., with my husband, Miles Duffy, who is in his third year at University of Colorado Boulder Law School, and our dog, Kona. I am the Editor of an art Web-site start-up, The Curator’s Eye (www.curatorseye.com), and I have my own Fine Art Appraisal practice (Tharpe & Leah Tharpe ’03 and Miles Fairchild, LLC). Miles and I were married on Duffy on wedding day March 23 at my home in Shoal Creek by Alice Hawley, and that was followed by an amazing summer in Florence, Italy, and Slovenia. Let me know if you’re in Colorado!” From left: Class of 2003 classmates Sandra Georgescu, Alice Hawley, Julia Trechsel Davis, Leah Tharpe, Laura McLean, and Alison Duquette Saab at Tharpe’s wedding in March.
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Springs received word that Sarah Abroms and Abraham Kunin were married on May 26.
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Sara Lowery is serving a year with the Young Adult Service Corps at the Mission For Migrant Workers in Hong Kong. The MFMW works on behalf of foreign domestic workers to provide legal services and serve as a shelter for migrant women.
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Alesa Boyle was named to the St. Olaf College Dean’s List.
Nominate an ISS Classmate for 2014 Outstanding Alum We have so many distinguished alumni to celebrate! Visit www.indianpsprings.org/oaa and fill out our simple online form, or e-mail Director of Development Beth Mulvey at email@example.com. Nominations are due on Nov. 15.
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Emily Cutler was named a winning playwright in the 2013 National Playwriting Competition sponsored by Young Playwrights, Inc. Currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Cutler has been a published poet and writer for several years and has won a number of awards. Her winning entry is entitled “The Road Trip.”
On a recent visit to an Ankara, Turkey, bookstore, Rebecca Barr ’09 spotted this display of books by fellow ISS alum John Green ’95. Next up: The film version of The Fault in Our Stars, which started filming in August and is set tentatively for release in late 2014.
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Coyne (“Drew”) Demaray ’76 of Birmingham passed away on February 18 at the age of 55.
Alumni Mark Louis Taliaferro Jr. ‘61 passed away suddenly on Sept. 29 with his family at his side. He was a resident of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Deerwood Lake, Ala.
Gregory “Greg” Reynolds ’78 of Pinson died on Sept. 10.
Wendell Cauley ‘68 of Wetumpka lost an all too brief battle with cancer on Aug. 20.
Hugh Comer Yoe ’70 of Pell City passed away on April 15. He is survived by two brothers, Robert H. Yoe III ’68 and John Goodall Yoe ’72; a niece, Elizabeth Yoe Eldridge; and nephew, Dr. Robert H. Yoe IV ’00. Mark Schuyler (“Schuy”) Van Hoose ’72 of Pensacola, Fla., passed away on July 29.
Gordon Frank Taylor ’02 of Bessemer passed away on Aug. 23.
ISS Board Member Mike Froning died unexpectedly at his home on May 1. He was executive director of the Birmingham Education Foundation and an educator for nearly 50 years. Former ISS Board Member Charles Caldwell Marks, father of Randy Marks ’65 and Charles Marks ’71, grandfather of Caldwell Marks ’93, and father-in-law of Kip Porter ’60, died on Sept. 27 surrounded by his family.
Bright Students, Brilliant Futures
Our 2013 Graduates ARE AttendING These Outstanding Colleges & Universities: Auburn University Berry College Birmingham-Southern College Carnegie Mellon University College of Charleston Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
Dartmouth College Dickinson College Duke University Eckerd College Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology Harvey Mudd College
Hendrix College Landmark College Loyola University New Orleans Middlebury College Millsaps College Mount Holyoke College* Northeastern University
The Ohio State University Reed College Rhodes College Sewanee: The University of The South Southern Methodist University Stanford University University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of Notre Dame University of Oklahoma University of Pennsylvania University of Rochester
University of Tampa University of the Pacific Vanderbilt University Villanova University Virginia Commonwealth University Washington University in St. Louis
Let your classmates know what you’ve been doing! Send us your news so we can share it with the Springs community. To submit a class note for the next issue of Indian Springs, please e-mail info and photos to Kathryn D’Arcy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 15, 2014. We look forward to hearing from you!
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A nnual report Indian Springs School’s financial picture continues to improve with the Board and Administration’s commitment to reaching a balanced budget and the generous support of the entire community. Careful budgeting and spending, prudent management of financial aid dollars, increased revenue streams, and a record year in annual giving were highlights of the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Springs’ existence is only possible through the dedication of its volunteers and the generosity of its alumni, parents and friends. Thank you for the outpouring of attention and support that carried our students and faculty through another marvelous year.
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Gifts for Current Operations
Annual Fund – Unrestricted Annual Fund – Restricted
$ 606,364 71,852
Total Annual Fund
Total Restricted Gifts Total Contributions 1 8
Gifts of Restricted Funds
Endowment Scholarship Other Restricted for Specific Purposes Scholarship Tennis Other Campus Master Plan
Tuition and Fees Annual Fund and Applicable Gifts
$133,368 131,732 1,636 $594,379 104,304 88,814 35,997 365,264 $727,747 $1,405,963
Salaries and Benefits Financial Aid Instructional and Student Activities Dining, Transportation and Other Services Operations and Maintenance General and Administrative
$3,870,777 1,450,286 547,664 749,070 1,174,232 766,777
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Endowed and Restricted Funds support programs and projects at Springs from year to year. Endowed Funds, according to the school’s endowment policy, are used for scholarships and other donor-designated purposes to benefit Indian Springs School in perpetuity. Below the fund names and descriptions are the names of those who contributed to Endowed Funds during 2012-13. GSA ENDOWED FUND
LARA HOGGARD MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT* Given to an outstanding singer or musician at ISS on a yearly basis in honor of the dedication of former ISS Glee Club Director Dr. Lara Hoggard to the school and its students. Elizabeth and Bob Athey ‘59 Neely Bruce ‘60 Bill Engel ‘75 Caroline and Roy Knight ‘59 Dottie and Jeffrey Smith ‘61 Mike Witten ‘75
* Distributions will be made when fully funded.
The Class of 1963 The dynamic and enthusiastic Class of 1963 gathered during Alumni Weekend 2013 for an activity-filled 50th reunion weekend that included participating in a panel discussion, “The Individual and Society,” being honored as a class prior to an afternoon of exciting Indian Springs-Altamont soccer games, and gathering for a memory-filled class party at Director Gareth Vaughan’s home. Many thanks to Class Agent Tom Adams and the Class of ’63 Reunion Committee for their dedicated, fantastic reunion planning. Setting the bar high for other ISS reunion classes, nearly 91% of the class contributed more than $135,000 in gifts.
Fergus Tuohy ’96 Birmingham, Ala. President, Alumni Council Mayor’s Level Donor “Springs taught me how to study, to write, to synthesize diverse ideas; here, I formed some of my closest friendships with classmates and faculty alike. In gratitude for my incredible ‘Springs Experience’ and because it continues to produce so many important leaders across all fields, I am proud to give back to my alma mater through service and financial support.” (Pictured) Fergus Tuohy with his mother, former ISS faculty member Elma Tuohy, at the 2012 ISS Holiday Party in dian
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Created in 2012, the fund will enable the Gay-Straight Alliance at Indian Springs to sponsor area events with other local GSAs, provide outreach, host social events, and participate in policy and advocacy work once established at the $50,000 level. Virginia Barr ‘12 Jen Spears ‘96 and David Bashford Jenna Caldwell ‘07 Caleb Caldwell ‘13 Lara Embry ‘87 Bill Engel ‘75 Charles Gorham ‘93 Fran Hutchins ‘95 and Laura Kalba Fergus Tuohy ‘96
A N N UA L R E P ORT Restricted Funds support donor-designated initiatives, which are outside the annual operating budget. Restricted Fund balances are carried forward until fully expended per the donor’s wishes. Named funds can be created with gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more. Below the fund names and descriptions are the names of those who contributed to Restricted Funds during 2012-2013. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Mee Ok Choi and Tae Jung Kim
GOODRICH HALL Hwa Sook Song and Weon Kil Kim
LARA HOGGARD MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP Given to an outstanding singer or musician at ISS on a yearly basis in honor of the dedication of former ISS Glee Club Director Dr. Lara Hoggard to the school and its students. Virginia Barr ‘12
SOCCER Mee Ok Choi and Tae Jung Kim
TEEN VISION PRIZE Alina Voicu and Daniel Szasz
TENNIS Anonymous Virginia Barr ‘12 Marie and Bill Baxley Caroline Clark ‘82 and Brad Goodman The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Amy and Clint Dillard ‘84 Helen and Richard Drennen ‘77 Eskridge & White Physiotherapy LLC Jan Fortson Kyung Han ‘85 Mary and Victor Hanson ‘74 Allison and Milton Harsh ‘72 Alice Hawley ‘03 Marisa Bradford ‘02 and Edward Inge ‘02 Sheri and Jimmy Krell Gina and Hank Long ‘70 Carol and Michael Madden Gerrin and John McGowan Midge and Mark Miller National Christian Foundation Alabama Hilary and Stuart Nelson ‘95
Joy and Emmet O’Neal ‘67 Sefi and Olu Ransome-Kuti Neal and Dudley Reynolds Lia and Rusty Rushton ‘74 Kiki and Pierre Scalise Jolane and George Scheib ‘82 Kate and Charles Simpson Superior Mechanical Inc. Kathy and Tommy Thomson Aye Unnoppet ‘88 Kathryn and Ethan White Marjorie and Jim White ‘60 Barbara and Sam Wiesel ‘63 Roxanne and Andrew Yon ‘82 William Yon
ANNELIESE W. & BERT H. WIESEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Awarded annually to a good student with an interest in basketball or tennis Barbara and Sam Wiesel ‘63
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SOCIETY The Planned Giving Society honors individuals who share a commitment to the future of Indian Springs School by including Springs in their estate plans. These individuals have included the school in their wills, Judy and Hal Abroms Priscilla and Eddie Ashworth ‘67 Julia and John Badham ‘57 Candi and C.P. Bagby ‘63 Carolyn and John Bigger ‘56 Lois Blackwell Kay Armstrong and Frank Carter ‘62 Bryan Chace ‘74 Martin Damsky ‘68 Mell Duggan ‘76 Coo Hirschowitz Engel ‘79 David Faber ‘66 Joe Farley ‘81 Robert Friedel ‘67 Gertrude and Ray Gildea
established a charitable trust while maintaining life income, or named the school as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. If you have taken similar steps to
Sylvia Goldberg Gillian and Mike Goodrich ‘63 Eugenia and Larry Greer ‘63 Preston Haskell ‘56 Ronne and Donald Hess ‘66 Bob Johns George Johnston ‘65 Muff and Gilbert Johnston ‘63 Jerry Lanning ‘59 Judy and Philippe Lathrop ‘73 Alice and Caldwell Marks Kristine Billmyer and Russell Maulitz ‘62 Tennant McWilliams ‘61 Margaret R. Monaghan Bob Montgomery ‘74
benefit Springs, please let the Development Office know your plans. More information about Planned Giving to Springs can be found at www.indiansprings.org/ plannedgiving.
Frances Ross ‘77 and Bill Nolan Jocelyn Bradley ‘77 and Jim Palmer Margaret and Kip Porter ‘60 Nancy and John Poynor ‘58 Cindi and Michael Routman ‘72 Sharon and Frank Samford ‘62 Cooper Schley ‘64 Jane and Kevin Tavakoli ‘98 Ann and David Tharpe Chip Thuss ‘74 Nancy and Jim Tyrone ‘73 Marjorie and Jim White ‘60 Allison and J.P. Williams ‘77
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JIM MATTE ’77 Beaufort, S.C. Alumnus Leadership Level Donor “The ISS experience provided the critical bedrock foundation during my formative years. I learned how to learn and then to translate that learning into real-world practical application. As percentage givers to honor God, my wife, Leta, and I choose each year to identify and give to those organizations or people who we believe will make a difference in others that will last a lifetime. ” (Pictured) Jim Matte ’77 and his wife, Leta, on a boat in Beaufort, S.C., over Labor Day weekend
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FUND In all independent schools, tuition, income from the endowment, and profits from summer programs and facilities rentals are the annual operating revenue streams. Your gifts to the Annual Fund every year are vital to maintaining Springs’ exceptional programs and attracting and retaining excellent faculty. Thank you for your gifts this year.
springs for life The Springs for Life Society: A Commitment to Lifelong Giving is a giving society for those who pledge to contribute to the Indian Springs School Annual Fund in some way, every year. The following people have made commitments to Springs for Life and contribute to ISS each year. Susan and John Abbot ‘80 Kelly and Robert Aland ‘80 Anna Altz-Stamm ‘99 Elizabeth and Bob Athey ‘59 Krissie Ames ‘92 and Neal Axon Candi and C.P. Bagby ‘63 Callen Bair ‘01 Monica Shovlin and Chris Baxley ‘79 Elliott Bell ‘10 David Bloom ‘08 Janet Perry and Jeff Book Gene and Kenzie Brannon ‘56 Neely Bruce ‘60 Melanie Buffett-Ingraffia ‘90 Patricia and Ehney Camp ‘60 Lisa Dean ‘81 and Frank Columbia Anna and Chandler Cox
Christianna and Tom Crittenden ‘72 Allan Cruse ‘59 Hanelle Culpepper ‘88 and Jeff Meier Mary Lee and David Darby ‘61 Amy and Clint Dillard ‘84 Marilyn and Gordon Doss ‘56 Kimberlyn Downs Cathy and Mell Duggan ‘76 Christopher Edmunds ‘12 Lisa and Alan Engel ‘73 Ginny and Joe Farley ‘81 Mac Fleming Elise May ‘88 and Hank Frohsin Diane and Tom Gamble ‘60 Alice and Paul Goepfert Terry and Paul Goldfarb ‘69 Ann and Richard Goldstein ‘69 Kathleen and Jesse Graham ‘56 Sarah Urist ‘98 and John Green ‘95 Wendy and Mark Habeeb ‘74 Susan and Wyatt Haskell ‘57 Benjamin Hawley ‘12 Sally and Greg Hawley ‘75 Beth and Kirk Hawley ‘66 Carla and Larry Hawley ‘68 William Hawley ‘08 Nancy and Tommy Healey ‘62 Ronne and Donald Hess ‘66 Heidi Hess ‘89 and James Rucker Mary and Mark Howard ‘70 Kelly Johnson ‘92 Linda and Terry Jordan
Sara Kim ‘89 Felix Kishinevsky ‘05 Emily Hess ‘01 and Bob Levine Georgia and Coleman Lipsey ‘60 Mrs. Betty Loeb Lisa Hess ‘95 and Nathan Lowrie Cecilia Matthews Edith and Henry McHenry ‘68 Carter McLean ‘06 Kofi Mensah Lee and Mac Moncus ‘60 Susanna Myers ‘90 and Gerry Pampaloni Molly Myers ‘92 and Rick Hatfield Hilary and Stuart Nelson ‘95 Christy and David Nelson ‘93 Julie and Mark Nelson ‘88 Naomi Nelson ‘93 and Louis Doench Marcia and Mike Nichols ‘70 Frances Ross ‘77 and Bill Nolan Susan Hazlett and Ed Norman ‘79 Jamie and Greg Odrezin Libby and Dennis Pantazis Susan Dillard ‘80 and David Phillips Elizabeth and Wilmer Poynor ‘80 Teresa and Max Pulliam ‘77 Laura and Erskine Ramsay ‘64 Michele and Rod Reisner ‘84 Ginny and Grady Richardson ‘57 Charles Robinson ‘59 Cindi and Michael Routman ‘72 Ginger Grainger ‘86 and Steve Rueve ‘84
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Becky Thomas ‘81 Michele Thompson ‘83 Kathy and Tommy Thomson Susan and Carlisle Towery ‘55 Nancy and Jim Tyrone ‘73 Nan and Doug Unkenholz Dorrie Fuchs and Gareth Vaughan Cauley von Hoffman ‘85
Mark Waldo ‘75 Ellen and Jim Walker ‘80 Helen Deas ‘82 and Randy Walton Eboni Washington ‘07 Holly Ellis ‘84 and Prince Whatley Alexa Whitehead ‘01 Amy McDaniel ‘80 and Steve Williams
Kathy and Ethan White Birmingham, Ala. Parents of Ethan ’15 and Jackson White ’17 Multiple-Gift Donor “It has been an honor for my sons to be part of Springs and its tennis program. We give back to Springs to help Springs move forward. We are proud of Springs’ success and excited for its future.” (Pictured, clockwise, from top left) Ethan ’15, parents Kathy and Ethan White, Jackson ’17, and sister Maggie
2012-2013 Annual Fund Springs’ fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The following list recognizes Annual Fund donors by giving level in the 2012-13 fiscal year. Asterisks (*) indicate the donor’s enrollment in Springs for Life and attendant commitment to give to the ISS Annual Fund every year. Listings by constituency and by class can be found at www.indiansprings. org/annualreport2013. LEADERSHIP LEVEL ($20,000 or more) Judy and Hal Abroms Gillian and Mike Goodrich ‘63 Mary and Rob Henrikson ‘65 Ronne and Donald Hess ‘66 * Mee Ok Choi and Tae Jung Kim Hwa Sook Song and Weon Kil Kim Leta and Jim Matte ‘77 Ronne and Donald Hess Foundation Sharon and Frank Samford ‘62
ARMSTRONG SOCIETY ($10,000 or more) Acworth Foundation Allied Investors Ltd. A Z E Family Partners Allan Cruse ‘59 * Lisa and Alan Engel ‘73 * Ji Yoon Baek and Kyong Hoon Kang Heather and Dan Mosley ‘74 Dana and Dick Pigford ‘65 Courtney and Jay Pigford Pinkerton Foundation
FOUNDER’S LEVEL ($5,000 or more) Susan and John Abbot ‘80 * Anonymous Elizabeth and Bob Athey ‘59 * Elquis Castillo Hyun Jun Choi and Sung Ah Lee The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Mildred Doggett The Mildred Clotfelter Doggett Charitable Fund Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Elizabeth and Mike Goodrich ‘90 Leo Kayser ‘62 Kyung-Hoon Lee Sidney and Michael McCullers ‘89 Catherine and Emmett McLean Noura and Basel Refai Rene and John Simmons ‘65 Jennifer and Mark Styslinger Susan and Carlisle Towery ‘55 * Dorrie Fuchs and Gareth Vaughan *
TOWN MEETING LEVEL ($1,000 or more) Cathy and Tom Adams ‘63 Joanna and Al Adams ‘62 Margaret and Bruce Alexander Barbie and Steve Arnold ‘66 Julia and John Badham ‘57 The John & Julia Badham Family Trust Candi and C.P. Bagby ‘63 * Melody and Johnny Banks Kathryn and Thomas Barr Kelly Bodnar ‘85 and Brett Battles Nancy and Joel Baxley Birmingham Allergy & Asthma Specialists PC Mindy and Dylan Black Mary Jane and Robert Black ‘61 Shay and John Michael Bodnar ‘88 The Bodnar Foundation Elizabeth and John Breyer ‘71 Theresa and James Bruno Patricia and Ehney Camp ‘60 * The Ehney A. Camp & Mildred Fletcher Tillman Camp Fo. Bilee and Wendell Cauley ‘68 Joo Young Kim and Hong Kyu Choi Connie and Doug Clark Cason Benton and Stuart Cohen Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. Missy and Dorsey Cox ‘78 Heidi and Martin Damsky ‘68 Damsky Paper Company Bill Engel ‘75 David Faber ‘66 Ginny and Joe Farley ‘81 * Jan and Chip Feazel ‘63
A N N UA L R E P ORT Eileen and Danny Markstein ‘92 Leslie and David Matthews ‘75 Kimberly and Macke Mauldin ‘78 June and Joe Mays ‘63 Melissa W. Clark & B. Hanson Slaughter Family Foundation Lee and Mac Moncus ‘60 * Ann and Richard Monk ‘57 Sara and Tommy Moody ‘64 Sam Moorer ‘59 Beatrice and Frank Morring ‘68 Xiaohua Zhou and Lianke Mu Susanna Myers ‘90 and Gerry Pampaloni * Molly Myers ‘92 and Rick Hatfield * Hilary and Stuart Nelson ‘95 * Christy and David Nelson ‘93 * Julie and Mark Nelson ‘88 * Martha and Bill Nickell ‘56 Frances Ross ‘77 and Bill Nolan * Gail and Tom Nolen ‘66 Joe Nonidez ‘62 Beth Mulvey and David Noone Janis and Sean O’Malley Libby and Dennis Pantazis * Pelham Eye Care Kathy and Eli Phillips Tonya and Bartley Pickron ‘91 Frances and Merritt Pizitz Diana and Gray Plosser ‘63 Margaret and Kip Porter ‘60 Jane and McGehee Porter ‘57 Nancy and John Poynor ‘58
Dale Prosch Stacy and Scott Pulliam ‘85 Laura Schiele ‘86 and Steven Robinson Charlotte and Bill Rose ‘63 Ginger Grainger ‘86 and Steve Rueve ‘84 * Lia and Rusty Rushton ‘74 * Gail and Deak Rushton ‘78 SoHee Kim and JunWook Ryu The San Francisco Foundation Kiki and Pierre Scalise Bebe and Loyd Shaw Janet and Joe Simonetti ‘75 Melissa and Hanson Slaughter ‘90 Blakeley and Bill Smith Sharon and Sid Smyer ‘70 Jeannie and Ron Stewart ‘73 Merrill H. Stewart, Jr. Peggy and Herbert Stockham The Herbert and Peggy Stockham Family Foundation, Inc. Linda and Leo Sullivan-Bashinsky ‘64 * Jane and Kevin Tavakoli ‘98 Ann and David Tharpe Judy and Arthur Toole ‘58 Nancy and Jim Tyrone ‘73 * Alina Voicu and Daniel Szasz Xiaoling Wang Celeste Wdowiak Patricia and Thomas Wdowiak Bucky Weaver ‘68 Amy McDaniel ‘80 and Steve Williams * Rowan and Russ Williams ‘73
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Clara Chung Fleisig and Glenn Fleisig Jan Fortson Linda and Arthur Freeman ‘59 Matthew Furnas ‘06 Larry Futrell ‘64 Janet and Morton Goldfarb Eugenia and Larry Greer ‘63 Melinda and Joseph Guillaume Nancy and Tommy Healey ‘62 * Hanae Miyano-Hedberg and Lars Hedberg Cathy and Rick Hernandez ‘74 Mrs. Emil Hess Heidi Hess ‘89 and James Rucker * Lauren and Glen Howard ‘67 David Huggin ‘59 Jennifer and Ben Hunt ‘82 Muff and Gilbert Johnston ‘63 Lida and Bill Jones ‘63 Pamela and Prescott Kelly ‘61 Jung-Mee Kwon and Sung-Jin Kim Heidi and Kevin LaCasse ‘88 Joyce and Jerry Lanning ‘59 Alison Goldstein ‘88 and Alan Lebovitz Ben Lee ‘78 Pat and Michael Levine ‘74 Emily Hess ‘01 and Bob Levine * Jenny and James Lewis Malinda and Jimmy Lewis ‘75 Carol and James Loeb Loeb Family Foundation, Inc. Lin Zhang and Jian Ma Min Xie and Tianyu Ma Cathy and Caldwell Marks ‘93
ThE Guillaume FAMILY Melinda and Joseph Guillaume Hoover, Ala., Parents Town Meeting Level Donors “Indian Springs is a school that fosters intellectual growth in a way that challenges each student’s individual abilities. Springs teaches its students to be responsible, confident and productive members of society —it is a wonderful community of students, faculty and administrators.” (Pictured) Sarah Guillaume ’16
4 MAYOR’S LEVEL ($500 or more) Kelly and Robert Aland ‘80 * Sharon and Jim Bailey ‘79 Jennifer Bain ‘84 Lisa and Rob Balazs Corrine and Woodrow Barnes ‘63 The Birmingham Jewish Foundation Jody Klip ‘78 and Jeffrey Black Anne and Bill Blackerby Jennifer Boll ‘92
Terry and William Borland ‘63 Karen and Bill Boyle ‘62 Connie and Keith Bridgham Neely Bruce ‘60 * Lynn and Ed Cassady ‘76 Tonia and Young Choi Caroline Clark ‘82 and Brad Goodman Becky Cohn Lisa Dean ‘81 and Frank Columbia * The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. Anna and Chandler Cox *
Susan and Mitchell Dascher Rebecca Garity DePalma ‘80 Anna Margaret and Tommy Donald ‘58 Pilar Kohl Childs ‘92 and Jared Dostal Cathy and Mell Duggan ‘76 * Stephen Eckman ‘93 Ilana Engel ‘12 Lori and Richard Feist Mac Fleming * Elise May ‘88 and Hank Frohsin * Gail and Chip Gamble ‘58 Lee Quinn and Travis Gamble ‘63
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A NLesli N U A L Wright REPORT Birmingham, Ala. President, Parents Association D-Day Level Donor “For my family, one of the things that has been so appealing about Indian Springs is the quality of faculty and faculty-student relationships. Springs faculty have a passion for the subjects they teach and want to share the love of their subjects with their students. As a parent I think it’s important to support ISS financially so that we can continue to give faculty opportunities for continuing education to feed their passion for their subjects and keep abreast of forward-thinking teaching methods.” (Pictured) Lesli Wright with son Cole Senn ‘14
Teresa and Max Pulliam ‘77 * Sefi and Olu Ransome-Kuti Douglas Ray Chris and Alston Ray ‘66 Jennifer and Matthew Riha Mary Helmer and Mark Sabel ‘84 * Scotty Scott ‘73 Jerry Shadix ‘68 Diane Sheppard and Stan Fuller Kathryn and Richard Shimota Beverly VonDer Pool and Phillip Smith Judy and M. D. Smith ‘59 Tom Smith ‘72 Michael Steiner ‘95 Deborah Kayser Strauss Michele Thompson ‘83 * Eleanor Hodges ‘05 and Jeffrey Tolbert ‘03 Edwynna Trawick Fergus Tuohy ‘96 Charles Vance ‘80 Ellen and Jim Walker ‘80 * Sally and Richard Whitley
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Sarah and Reese Ganster ‘63 Alice and Paul Goepfert * Terry and Paul Goldfarb ‘69 * Angela and Vincent Graham Richard Green ‘59 Sarah Urist ‘98 and John Green ‘95 * Sydney and Michael Green Wendy and Mark Habeeb ‘74 * Donna and Terry Hays Susan and Darby Henley ‘82 Vera and Edmond Henley Terry and Karl Hofammann ‘67 Martha Diefendorf and Robert Hogan ‘68 Mary and Jay Holekamp ‘63 Kathryn and Edward Hook Kayo and Steven Howard ‘83 Yvonne Huang ‘93 Betsy Hunter Caspar Isemer ‘00 Mitch Ives ‘70 Shoshana and Bruce Jaffe ‘73 Yu Jeong Kim and Hyunjoon Jin Helene and Neil Johnson Ann and Charles Katholi Sara Kim ‘89 * Yang Suck and Richard Kim Korean ISS Parents’ Association Sheri and Jimmy Krell 24
Beth Folmar ‘91 and Bill Krueger Michelle Abroms ‘98 and Jon Levin Georgia and Coleman Lipsey ‘60 * Erin and John Lockett ‘95 Mrs. John A. Lockett, Jr. John Lusco Paula and Timothy Macklin Beverly and Daniel Marson Carole and Michael Mazer Dawn and Joe McCarty Darby and Tom McElderry Edith and Henry McHenry ‘68 * Susan Brand and Harry Mueller ‘62 William Nolan ‘09 Jamie and Greg Odrezin * Melissa and John Oliver ‘60 Anna and Gunnar Olson Shelby and Raymond Osbun Jessica and Michael Payne ‘84 Sandy Petrey ‘59 The Pew Charitable Trusts Don Pittman ‘78 Emily and Jerry Pittman ‘76 J.E. and Majorie B. Pittman Foundation, Inc. Janet and Craig Pittman ‘74 Kathy and Bill Pittman ‘70 Marjorie and John Pittman Publix Super Markets
Anna Altz-Stamm ‘99 * Anonymous Priscilla and Eddie Ashworth ‘67 Medha and Amol Bapat ‘88 Mary Fasnacht and Curt Barney Amy and William Barr Karen and Curt Bassett ‘57 Ilene and Dan Berman ‘82 April and Blake Berry Janet Perry and Jeff Book * Jean and Nick Bouler Jamie Brabston Suzanne and Lewis Brodnax ‘63 Meriwether and Chris Brown Connie and Michael Buchanan Melanie Buffett-Ingraffia ‘90 * Carol and Harry Caldwell Kay and Frank Carter ‘62 Pinkie and Bryan Chace ‘74 Myla Choy Jonette and Kenneth Christian ‘67 Teri and Emmett Cloud ‘95 Community Foundation of Greater Memphis June and Ed Conerly Caryn and Steven Corenblum ‘75 June Yang and Mike Costanza ‘78 Marie and Travis Cox Hanelle Culpepper ‘88 and Jeff Meier * Susan Swider and Colin Davis Amy and Clint Dillard ‘84 * Flora and Sanders Dix Eva and Jiri Dubovsky Jane and Charles Ellis Nedra and Joey Fetterman ‘74 Robert Friedel ‘67 Dana and Jeff Gale ‘92 Chris Genry ‘78 Rachel and Edward Goldstein ‘67 * Carole Griffin ‘78 Jennifer Merritt ‘93 and Robby Griffin ‘93 Susan and Wyatt Haskell ‘57 * Carla and Larry Hawley ‘68 * Beth and Kirk Hawley ‘66 * Judy and John Heacock ‘58 Leslie and Dabney Hofammann ‘72 Ann and David Hunt ‘84
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Evelyn Lewis ’11 Charleston, S.C. Alumnus Friends Level Donor “There is never a day that goes by that I do not draw from, and feel grateful for, my experience at Indian Springs. I consider it a privilege to give back to such a special place that has given so much to me.” (Pictured) Evelyn Lewis and brother Stewart, both of the Class of 2011, in the 2011 ISS Yearbook
Mary and Jack Sweeney John Terry ‘63 Irene and Dorion Thomas ‘90 Valerie Morrison ‘87 and Clark Thompson Kathy and Tommy Thomson * Martin Tobias ‘95 Andre Toffel ‘72 Cathy and Rune Toms Beba and Tasos Touloupis Cathy and Scott Turner Connie and Marshall Urist Lauren Wainwright ‘88 Belinda and Bryson Waldo ‘70 Mary and Andrew Waldo ‘71 Tracey Hinton ‘82 and Alan Walters Kate and Howard Walthall ‘90 Robin and Peter Watson ‘77 Holly Ellis ‘84 and Prince Whatley * Tom Whitehurst ‘68 Kathryn and David Wiencek Elizabeth and Fred Wooten ‘61 Ham Inn and Shih Bin Wu Alton Young
D-DAY LEVEL ($100 or more) Norma-May Isakow and Edward Abraham Barbara and Jack Aland ‘75 Judith Lee Aland Anonymous Freddi Aronov Anne Knox Morton ‘04 and Austin Averitt Nancy and David Bachelder ‘64 Peter Bain ‘81 Diane and Theodore Baker Roger Baldwin ‘87 Sara and Harold Barr Kitty and Ronnie Barrow Steve Batson ‘60 Marie and Bill Baxley Monica Shovlin and Chris Baxley ‘79 * Debbie and Charlie Beavers ‘70 Carol and Bill Bell ‘73 Ann Benton Virginia Caris and David Bernard Carolyn and John Bigger ‘56 Stephen Black Marie and Duncan Blair ‘75
Barbara and Tim Blair ‘81 Lynn Bledsoe and Bill Ryan Mary Bledsoe Mary and Earl Bloom Kathie and Martin Bloom ‘73 Chris Breyer ‘75 Ben Bright ‘05 Jeanette and John Brockington Adrienne and Julian Brook Jane and Worth Busbee ‘63 Denise and Greg Canfield Masako Shimamura and Kevin Cassady Caroline Choy ‘11 Kathy and Jim Clower ‘64 Linda and Ben Cohen ‘68 Sumter and Steve Coleman ‘59 Barbara and Lem Coley ‘62 Jeanne Conerly ‘80 and David Venturo Deane and Phil Cook ‘62 Pam and Bob Cooper Christine and Darryl Copeland Mike Cox ‘89 Christianna and Tom Crittenden ‘72 * Carolyn and Richard Crocker ‘65 Trae Crocker ‘11 Gisele and Steve Crowe Dorothy and Nick Dahdah ‘78 Mary Lee and David Darby ‘61 * Kathryn D’Arcy Bill Dawson Jennifer Kuykendall ‘86 and Marcel Debruge Kathy and Larry DeLucas Emma Dinsmore ‘05 Mary Dott ‘88 and Scott Deplonty Kimberlyn Downs * Anne and John Durward ‘90 Elizabeth and Robert Eckert ‘64 Elizabeth and Andrew Edge ‘84 Claire Maples ‘89 and Heath Edwards Meagan and Jim Ellington Lisa and David Erwin Goddy Fies ‘73 Anne and Rick Finch ‘60 Amy Finkelstein ‘95 and Myles Steiner Anne and Alston Fitts Sara and Al Folcher Patricia and Danner Frazer ‘62 Lyn and Mike Froning Lindsay Frost ‘97 and Sam Bhasin
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Roslyn Jackson Jennifer and John Johnson Anne and Charles Kessler ‘68 Cathy Bekooy and Sanjay Khare ‘85 Rebecca and Brandon Kirby ‘92 Cathey and Kerry Kirkland ‘69 Paula and Steve Klein Caroline and Roy Knight ‘59 Julie and Chris Knight ‘98 Janet and Adam Lichtenstein ‘91 Margery and Robert Loeb ‘68 Cecilia and Peter Loeb ‘76 Cynthia Frownfelter-Lohrke and Franz Lohrke Gina and Hank Long ‘70 Lulu’s Landing, Inc. Jun Tsao and Ming Luo Frances and Robert Marks Herb Martin ‘62 Kristine Billmyer and Russell Maulitz ‘62 Liz and Brendan McGuire Cheryl and Burk McWilliams ‘65 Kofi Mensah * Pam and Roy Meyer ‘68 Carol and B. G. Minisman ‘63 Mary Katherine Myatt ‘86 Kathy and Mark Myatt ‘55 Naomi Nelson ‘93 and Louis Doench * Elizabeth and Bill North Adrienne Kebuka and Damien Nsanza Anne and David Ovson ‘69 George Ann and Alton Parker Diane and Jeff Pettus ‘73 Carrie and Richard Pizitz ‘75 Alison Pool-Crane ‘79 Aileen and Randy Redmon ‘84 Michele and Rod Reisner ‘84 * Charles Robinson ‘59 * Susan and Rick Rodriguez Lydia and Alvin Rosenbaum ‘63 Cindi and Michael Routman ‘72 * Noriko and Nobu Sanui Beth and James Scott ‘75 Linda and Robert Sherman ‘58 Susanne and Jim Shine ‘77 Cathy and Sam Simon Kate and Charles Simpson Sue and Allan Solomon ‘68 * Patricia and Rick Sprague ‘66 Linda and Ed Stephenson ‘65
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Allison and Jeff Fuller Pamela and Howard Furnas Mary Ann and John Furniss ‘60 Diane and Tom Gamble ‘60 * Lisa and Charles Gibbs Terri and David Glasgow Reena Glazer ‘87 Sylvia Goldberg Melina and Jon Goldfarb Ann and Richard Goldstein ‘69 Nancy and Sidney Grady Kathleen and Jesse Graham ‘56 * Andrea Engel ‘03 and Kent Haines ‘03 Laura and Steve Hancock Cherie and Jamey Harris ‘86 Alice Hawley ‘03 Xujing Wang and Zening He Jean and Fred Heath ‘62 Ramona and Gerhard Heilmann Pattie and Noble Hendrix ‘63 Pat and Billy Hiden ‘71 Vanessa Hirschowitz ‘86 and Nick Kouchoukos ‘86 Cynthia and David Hobdy Liz and Greg Hodges ‘66 Liz and Richard Hogan ‘71 Peggy Hooker Jonathan Horn ‘75 Frannie and Randolph Horn ‘83 Mary and Mark Howard ‘70 * Fran Hutchins ‘95 and Laura Kalba Sue and Butch Hutchison Jason Hutchison Janie and Robert Hyatt Tanya Hyatt Kelly and Clint Jacobs Khadija Jahfiya ‘11 Alice and Perry James ‘63 Knox Gil Jennings ‘56 Bob Johns Kelly Johnson ‘92 * Jessica and Ben Johnson ‘71 Gilbert Johnston ‘96 Laurie and Frank Jones ‘58 Linda and Terry Jordan * Jessica Spira ‘82 and Robert Kahn Maria and Larry Katz ‘82 Mary Alston Fitts ‘94 and Andres Kerllenevich Amanda Key ‘95 Melanie and Jay Kieve Cameron Wells Killen ‘95 Katy and David Killion ‘00 Jackie Kim ‘98 Josephine Kim ‘88 Chris Kitchens Judith and Bob Konecny Kate Konecny ‘02 Alisa Boll ‘94 and Jon Kurian Mac LaCasse Mike Lantrip Susan and Billy Lapidus Hyunsuk and Bo Lee Jenny and George LeMaistre ‘66 Jane and Perry Lentz ‘60 Sharon Kean and Bob Lipson ‘68 Li Li and Liang Lu Michelle Luo ‘10 Melody and Ben Machen
Laura and Mel MacKay Karen and Harry Maring ‘72 Kat Martin Maria C. Martinez Nancy and Michael Matte ‘74 Virginia Bledsoe ‘86 and Phillip Mattox Kathy and Lealand McCharen ‘69 Alex McPhillips ‘03 Ruth Ann and Jack McSpadden ‘64 Rebecca and Thomas McWilliams ‘97 Brenda and Wayne Meshejian ‘63 Magalie Minaud Jenny Morgan ‘96 and Jamie Shutzer Lindsey Moye ‘06 Christie and Richard Neely Carol and Thomas Nelson Marcia and Mike Nichols ‘70 * Betty and Charles Northen ‘55 Lea Novakova and Jan Novak Susan and Tom Nunan ‘77 Victoria West and Richard Nunan ‘70 Dragana and Mak Obradovic Daniel Odrezin ‘05 Bryn and David Oh ‘87 Bill Oliver ‘86 Leslie and Peter O’Neil Rachel Oser Libba and John Owen ‘70 Melanie and Anthony Pack Jocelyn Bradley ‘77 and Jim Palmer Qun Zhu and Quanhong Pan Madeleine and Hubert Pearce Marc Perlman Stacy Donohue ‘86 and Chris Perrone Susan Dillard ‘80 and David Phillips * Betty and Joe Pigford ‘58 Julie and Clint Pittman ‘83 Jeannette Prayer Beth and Andrew Price Deborah and Larry Quan ‘68 LeeAnn and Joe Ramey Laura and Erskine Ramsay ‘64 * Sami Refai ‘16 Zaki Refai ‘15 Lina Pineda-Rezonzew and Gabriel Rezonzew Sherrie and Bruce Richards ‘73 Jan and Dick Richardson ‘70 Dorothy and Scott Ridley Elizabeth and Evan Roberts Nancy and Paul Roberts ‘73 Holly and Brian Rodgers Mary and Burns Roensch Mary Rose Santiago and Cesar Romero Kathryn and Will Rose ‘92 Neil Roy ‘96 Nirmal Roy ‘02 Judy and Ed Rutsky Anne Ryan ‘79 and Robert Goldman Betsy and John Saxon * Lane and John Schmitt Bentley Turner ‘04 and Brian Schoening Alan Seigel ‘77 Nina and Bob Senn Virginia and Jesse Shearin ‘59 Barbara and Waid Shelton Karen Shepard ‘81 and Keith Thomson Ramona and Vic Simmons
Mona Singh ‘85 Ed Smith ‘63 Ruth and Jim Smith ‘56 Rita and Clifford Spencer ‘58 Lee and Sam Stayer Paul Steiner ‘79 Janet and Walter Stephens ‘67 Cindy and Andy Strickland ‘57 Helena and Erik Summers ‘87 Sarah and Jim Tanner ‘64 Target Jamie and Bobby Thacker Carol and Tim Thomas ‘67 Susan and Todd Thompson Barry Tobias ‘98 Cynthia and Raymond Tobias Jacoba and Marshall Urist ‘94 Cindy and Greg Van Horn Cauley von Hoffman ‘85 * Stewart and Missy Waddell Angela and Sam Waldo ‘69 Anne and Mark Waldo Kira Druyan and Joel Walker ‘87 Carol Cowley and Susan Walker Jennifer and William Walker Howard P. Walthall, Sr. Helen Deas ‘82 and Randy Walton * Aiyun and Weihua Wang Ethel and Dick Warren Lucy and Elias Watson ‘58 Leva Webb Pamela and Bill Weeks ‘69 Kathryn and Ethan White Heather White ‘92 Marjorie Lee White ‘88 Alexa Whitehead ‘01 * Deborah and Brian Wiatrak Barbara and Sam Wiesel ‘63 Michelle Williams Janice H. Williams Mike Witten ‘75 Debbie and Tom Woodall Mary and Terry Woodrow ‘63 Lesli and Kneeland Wright Rachael Mills ‘01 and Jim Yarbrough ‘01 Tanya and Scott Yeager Jobey and Dawn York
FRIENDS LEVEL (UNDER $100) Claire Abraham ‘08 Marsha Alexander Sara and Pete Arner Lindsay Levine Ascherman and Lee Ascherman Robert Ascherman ‘11 Hunt Austill ‘11 Krissie Ames ‘92 and Neal Axon * Callen Bair ‘01 * Karen and Michael Balliet Virginia Barr ‘12 Frances Bell ‘03 Virginia and Morris Benners ‘65 Lisa and Thomas Bennett Maranda Berry ‘12 Patricia and Albert Berst Maureen and Robert Birdsong Birmingham Jewish Foundation & Birmingham
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Birmingham, Ala. Alumnus, Alumni Council Member Class Agent, Friends Level Donor “My cousins and uncles attended ISS, paving the way for my siblings and me. Now, I support the school to assure that those after me have the same opportunities and experiences I had and to express my gratitude to Springs for shaping my thoughts and preparing me for my next phase in life.” (Pictured) Carter McLean ’06 (at right) with (from left) parents Emmett and Catherine McLean, brother Stuart McLean ’11, and sister Laura McLean ’03 at the 2012 ISS Holiday Party
Jewish Federation Eugenia and William Black Wendy and David Bowman Charles Brammer ‘98 Philip Bryson ‘62 Pam and Alan Buchalter ‘83 Jean Burnett Caleb Caldwell ‘13 Jenna Caldwell ‘07 Warren Caris Gerda Carmichael Athena Chang and Yiu-Fai Chen Rosalind Chaplin ‘05 Callan Childs ‘91 and Vaughn McWilliams ‘92 Cecil Anne Clark and Peter Casten Elliot Corenblum ‘03 Albutt Gardner and Robby Cox ‘72 Trish Crain David Crampton ‘63 Edward Sedarbaum and Howard Cruse ‘62 Greer and Frank Curry ‘63 Laura and Robert Damm Mary Damm ‘11 Amy and Ricky Dick ‘68 David Doggett ‘68 Tim Donaldson Amanda Dove ‘06
Emma Downs ‘12 Iola and Richard Duncan Tucker Eibner ‘12 Ada and Gabi Elgavish Michelle Emanuel ‘88 Madeline England ‘98 Joyce and Paul Engler James V. Fairley, Jr. Fay B. Ireland Charity Account Lida Fitts ‘92 Rhea Fleming ‘79 Robert Fleming ‘86 Melissa Fortson ‘97 and Brad Green Sarah Frazier ‘90 and Marc Sennewald Sam Frazier ‘92 Constance Frey Megan Fortson ‘00 and Cayce Fry ‘00 William Gamble ‘03 Yolanda Gantz Elizabeth and David Garcia ‘85 Ingrid Straeter and Christopher Giattina Ray Gildea ‘71 Lou Gordon ‘03 Wendy and Hunter Gray Mrs. Theo Greene Robin Greene ‘03 Alicia Hamilton
Ann and Tim Hamner Edwin Hardin Anne and George Harper ‘70 Daniel Heacock ‘03 Kathy and Gary Heacock Jane Latham Hodges ‘07 Homewood Sporting Goods Inc. Allen Hunter ‘06 Arwen Hutchison ‘12 Marisa Bradford ‘02 and Edward Inge ‘02 Nicholas Jamroz ‘09 Brett Janich ‘06 Shannon Johnson ‘88 Lauren Kallus ‘99 Diane and Frank Kennedy ‘56 Lauren Kirkland ‘01 Felix Kishinevsky ‘05 * Julie McDonald and Joshua Klapow Del Kottas Whitney Lash Sydney Lash ‘12 Matt Layne Dagny Leonard ‘07 Evelyn Lewis ‘11 Patricia and Tom Lloyd ‘59 Henry Long ‘01 Aimee Dawson ‘95 and Ewan MacKenzie Betsy Caldwell Mackin Carol and Michael Madden Nancy and Boo Mason Randy Mayor Leesa and Si McCharen ‘75 Carter McLean ‘06 * Judy and Hardeman Meade ‘63 Monecia Miller Arthur Moore Cynthia and Bruce Morton ‘62 Lydia and Rob Moxley 62 Valerie Moore ‘89 and Matt Bykowski Allison Newton Coleta and Don Newton Don Newton Susan Hazlett and Ed Norman ‘79 * Frances and Ham Orr Alton Brooks Parker ‘94 Rawlins Parker ‘99 Sam Pointer ‘81 Lori and Bob Pollard Maurice Pompey ‘12 Stacy and Timothy Price ‘01 Lisa Read ‘78 and Michael Sheehan Ginny and Grady Richardson ‘57 * Margaret and Evan Richardson Shannon Riffe ‘00 and Matt Burton Allison Roensch ‘99 Alfred Rose ‘61 Jamie and Justin Routman ‘02 Matt Sabine ‘04 Susan Moore ‘86 and Jesse Santos Jay Saxon ‘01 * Jolane and George Scheib ‘82 June Scott Gene Sellers Esther Schuster and Allen Shealy Amy and Jeffrey Sides ‘91 Colin Simon ‘11 Dottie and Jeffrey Smith ‘61 Jessica Smith and Nick McLaughlin Rebecca Smith ‘02 Terra Stanley ‘08
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Kevin Tavakoli ’98 Birmingham, Ala. Alumnus, Matching Gift Donor “A former ISS Mayor, I graduated in 1998 and have worked with Regions Bank since 2003. Regions believes that it has a responsibility to the community in which it operates, and the company has a program that matches donations for its employees for certain nonprofits. Indian Springs has been great to me as well as to my two older brothers, Mony and David. For each of us, our Springs experience was very different: Mony enjoyed Scholars Bowl and the Academic Decathlon, David enjoyed choir, and I enjoyed sports and student government. I continue to give to Springs each year because I feel that the school taught me how to think and better understand ideas, other peoples, and cultures. I believe in the unique experience the school can provide, and I believe that my financial support and time are necessary to keep that spirit and core value possible.” (Pictured) Tavakoli
Betsy Stewart ‘09 Kelly Stewart ‘06 Elizabeth Sztul Christina Tetzlaff Leah Tharpe ‘03 and Miles Duffy Stephanie and Dan Thomas Becky Thomas ‘81 * Lauren and Grey Tilden ‘98 Debra and Hubert Van Tuyll ‘73 Stacia and Weyburn Wakeford Lissa Waldo ‘01 and Allan Waller Amy and Tim Wammack Eboni Washington ‘07 * Margaret Watson Andrea and Goodloe White ‘90 Sharon and Preston Williams Chuck Williams Wayne Wilson ‘63 Jackie and David Woodall ‘93
annual fund restricted gifts The following donors made gifts to support specific initiatives within the school’s annual operating budget: ANDY ABROMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Promotes the education of Indian Springs School students by supporting participation in summer study programs that are meaningful, enlightening, and intellectually challenging
Judy and Hal Abroms Abroms Charitable Foundation, Inc. Allied Investors Ltd.
Judy and Ed Rutsky Barbara and Waid Shelton
SCHOLARSHIPS FUND Ilana Engel ‘12 Gillian and Mike Goodrich ‘63
CHESS PROGRAM Sharon and Frank Samford ‘62
(Pictured, l-r) Judy and Hal Abroms with the 2013 Andy Abroms Scholars: Mack Krell ’14, Meghan Marks ’15, Garrett Jordan ’14, Christine Zheng ’14, Jasmine Berry ’14, Annabelle Neville ’14, and Eli Cohen ’15
Awards partial financial aid for two academically gifted high school students Acworth Foundation
H. DRENNEN JONES SCHOLARSHIP TRUST
Used to provide financial assistance to deserving students in need of financial assistance Lee Quinn and Travis Gamble ‘63
IAIN ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded annually to a rising senior who shows good citizenship and demonstrates an appreciation of the values of Indian Springs School Margaret and Bruce Alexander Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund
LEARNING THROUGH LIVING CAMPAIGN Joanna and Al Adams ‘62 Kelly and Robert Aland ‘80 Joyce and Jerry Lanning ‘59 Heather and Dan Mosley ‘74 Pinkerton Foundation Lori and Bob Pollard Cindy and Greg Van Horn Alina Voicu and Daniel Szasz Regions Financial Corporation
LIBRARY Diane and Theodore Baker Melody and Johnny Banks Kathryn and Thomas Barr Marie and Bill Baxley Mindy and Dylan Black Christine and Darryl Copeland Susan and Mitchell Dascher Jan Fortson Melinda and Joseph Guillaume Alicia Hamilton Matt Layne Carole and Michael Mazer Susan and Rick Rodriguez Mary Rose Santiago and Cesar Romero Kiki and Pierre Scalise Dorrie Fuchs and Gareth Vaughan Alina Voicu and Daniel Szasz
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H. Drennen Jones ’63
RESIDENTIAL LIFE Mee Ok Choi and Tae Jung Kim
SCIENCE Lori and Bob Pollard
SPECIAL EVENTS Susan and John Abbot ‘80 Mary and Rob Henrikson ‘65
Gifts to Indian Springs School were given in honor of the following individuals in 2012-13: Class of 1982 Robert Cooper Kathryn D’Arcy Diversity Howard and Barbara Finkelstein Mac Fleming Isaac Griffin-Layne ‘17 ISS Glee Club Lara G. Hoggard Ida King Mac Lacasse John Lusco Melody Machen Boo Mason Mark Nelson ‘88 Naomi Nelson ‘93 Sam Newton ‘16 Helen Payne Julia Pearce ‘11 Michelle Rezonzew ‘09 Will Riley ‘13 Angela Robinson ‘14 Alex Szasz ‘11 Angela Szasz ‘13 Timothy H. Thomas Gareth Vaughan
MEMORIAL gifts Gifts were given in memory of the following individuals: Iain MacPherson Alexander ‘91 Marvin Balch Chris Bodnar ‘90 William E. Doggett III, M.D. Neva Fleming Dr. Michael Froning Jimmie Hess H. Drennen Jones ‘63 Rev. Leo King
Alan Matthews ’68
Andrew and Julia Knight Sam Lapidus ‘12 Alan Matthews ‘68 Michael T. Owens ‘81 Virginia “Janie” Pantazis Joseph Payne E. Byrd Reeves Winyss Acton Shepard Robert J. Stegner Annaliese and Bert H. Wiesel
MATCHING gifts Indian Springs School gratefully acknowledges the corporate supporters who made gifts in 2012-13: Adobe Systems Incorporated AT&T United Way/Employee Giving Campaign ConocoPhillips Petroleum Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Google Gift Matching Program Microsoft Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Regions Financial Corporation The Coca-Cola Foundation Matching Gifts Program The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Time Warner Foundation
gifts-IN-KIND Gifts such as books; audiovisual, computer, and photographic equipment; and other tangible property are valuable contributions to the school’s programs and activities. The following individuals and organizations gave gifts-in-kind during 2012-13: Alabama Symphony Orchestra A’Mano Dr. Todd Baker Lisa and Rob Balazs Karen Balliet Barton-Clay Fine Jewelers Ruth Bean Virginia Caris and David Bernard Dr. William R. Carroll Tonia Choi Connie and Doug Clark
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Becky Cohn June M. Cunniff Susan Swider and Colin Davis Charles Ellis Ann and John Forney ‘76 Carole Griffin ‘78 Dr. Heath Hale Dr. Jennifer Hale Paula Hays Dr. Robert Henderson Highland Park Tennis Center Judge David Hobdy Becca Fletcher ‘91 Robin Jackson Clint Jacobs Dr. Joe Khouy Emma Knapp ‘13 Mike Lantrip Dr. Billy Lapidus Loews Atlanta Hotel Bellona Ma ‘15 Melody Machen Paula Macklin Daniel Marson Carole and Michael Mazer Dr. Brendan McGuire Diane McNaron Elizabeth and Bill North Stuart Oates Dr. Mark Parker Pilates on Highland Sam Pointer ‘81 Dr. Brent Ponce Dr. John Porterfield LeeAnn and Joe Ramey Reynolds Plantation Debra Riffe Andrea Rominger, Executive Vice President, Arbonne Beth and James Scott ‘75 Dr. Lester Seigel ‘75 Dr. Andrew Sellers Michael Sheehan Diane Sheppard Eve Herring ‘85 Beverly VonDer Pool and Phillip Smith Southern Company Merrill Stewart Stone’s Throw Bar and Grill Alex Szasz ‘11 Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center Beba and Tasos Touloupis Alina Voicu and Daniel Szasz Ellen and Jim Walker ‘80 Lesli and Kneeland Wright
Cara Adams David Bloom ‘08 * Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Julie and Tim Doggett ‘75 Muff and Gilbert Johnston ‘63 Gina Knox Libby and Dennis Pantazis Sefi and Olu Ransome-Kuti Linda and Billy Smith Patricia and Thomas Wdowiak
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