THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
CL A S S OF
Dear Collegiate School Community, As I reflect on Collegiate School’s Commencement Ceremony on May 25, I am grateful that it was a magnificent day. The sun shone brilliantly and seemingly with great purpose. The campus grounds were stunning with virtually every color of the rainbow well represented. Our more than 2,300 well-wishers filled the quad, bringing together Cougars from several generations. Most importantly, our 2018 graduates were radiant and joyful. It was a great day for our community — one that exemplified how very blessed we are. As always, Spark is filled with wonderful Collegiate stories. You will be reminded that a traditional part of our Commencement Ceremony is the awarding of our two most prestigious alumni awards. This year, Jay DeVoe ’82 and Janet Jarman ’85 received the Outstanding Service Award and Distinguished Alumni Award, respectively. Their recognitions are welldeserved and their commitments to service and outstanding achievement represent the very best of what it means to be a Collegiate graduate. In addition to honoring these amazing Cougars, the Outstanding Service Award was renamed in honor of Alex Smith ’65. Alex’s service to Collegiate is without equal, and naming this award in his honor is but a small token of our community’s appreciation for the nearly half-century of service he has given (and continues to give) to his alma mater. Sadly, you also will read about senior Jessica Joseph, who passed away peacefully on the Saturday morning after Commencement, after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Jessica was determined to be with us long enough
to receive her Collegiate diploma, and with the loving help of her family and brother Jonah ’20, who accepted her diploma on her behalf, she willed herself to do so. Her courage in the midst of her grave medical challenges was a testament to her remarkable spirit and inner strength. Her decision to tell her story through local media to help others was inspiring and touched many lives. She will be greatly missed. Also inside this edition, you will read about Penny B. Evins, our next Head of School, who will join Collegiate in July 2019. In selecting Penny, the Collegiate Board of Trustees could not have made a better choice. Penny will bring to our school extensive independent school leadership experience, demonstrated capacity for building community, strong commitments to our core values and strategic priorities and, most importantly, an unimpeachable character. I look forward to working with and supporting her during her transition. Throughout these pages, you will learn that by every measure we have had an outstanding school year. Much of the credit goes to the Class of 2018. Their individual and collective achievements are varied and noteworthy. In everything they have done, they have modeled our core values of respect, honor, excellence, love of learning and community. Quite simply, they have led us well. On behalf of the entire Collegiate School, I thank them for their leadership. We send the Class of 2018 into the world with confidence that they are well prepared to do their part in what Jon Meacham describes in The Soul of America as the ongoing battle between the forces of fear and hope. We believe these Cougars will be warriors for hope, always growing, always looking forward and always pulling everyone together. Godspeed.
Many thanks to all in our community for helping make 2017-18 another memorable school year. With much gratitude,
Steve Hickman Head of School
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COLL E GI AT E S C H O O L A D M I N I S T RATIO N
Editor, SPARK Associate Director of Communications
Stacy H. Adams
Director of Communications Stephen D. Hickman, Head of School Stacy H. Adams, Director of Communications Charles L. Blair, Jr., Head of Middle School James M. Britto, Chief Information Officer Karen S. Doxey, Director of Athletics Susan R. Droke, Chief Academic Officer Patrick E. Loach, Head of Upper School Deborah I. Miller, Head of Lower School Phyllis Palmiero, Vice President - Finance and Administration James P. Watson, Assistant Head of School Kristen O. Williams, Vice President - Development
Lauralee Glasgow Allen ’03 Director of Alumni Engagement
James Dickinson Creative Manager
Weldon Bradshaw Contributor
Taylor Dabney, Angie Hutchison, Nathan Mitchell, Robin Reifsnider, Deb Totten, Doug Watkins Photography
BOARD OF TR US T E E S 2017-18
ALUMNI A S S O C I ATIO N B O A R D 2017-18
Frank F. Mountcastle III ’83, Chairman of the Board John W. Martin ’78, Vice Chairman of the Board Brude D. Stoever, Vice President, Development John D. O’Neill, Jr., Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Stephen D. Hickman, President/Head of School Phyllis Palmiero, Treasurer Susan C. Wiley, Secretary
Beth Flippo Hutchins ’88, President* Neelan A. Markel ’96, Vice President/President Elect* Meade Spotts ’75, Recording Secretary* Sarah Paxton ’84, Corresponding Secretary* Mayme Beth Donohue ’03 and Charley Scher ’83, Annual Fund Co-Chairs* Sarah Cook Martin ’94, Past President Laura Moore Hall ’68 and Barbara Robertson Burke ’68, Stewardship Chairs Evan Ocheltree ’05 and Camp Goodwin August ’99, Events Committee Chairs
Michael G. Bland ’83 Mark A. Christian ’77 David A. Gallagher Elizabeth F. Hutchins ’88** Eucharia N. Jackson Meg A. Johnson*** Michael S. Laming Peter E. Mahoney, Sr. Malcolm S. McDonald Morenike K. Miles Joan Olmsted Oates* Judy Wagoner Pahren Carter M. Reid Sheryl A. Robins ’85 Lisa E. Roday Kenneth P. Ruscio Danielle D. Scott L. Mark Stepanian ’89 Wallace Stettinius* Alfred L. Stratford III ’85 Robert S. Ukrop* Michelle P. Wiltshire * Life Trustee ** Alumni Association President *** Parents’ Association President
Katherine Thalhimer Adamson ’96 Clay Coleman ’89 Jo Ellen Constine ’87 John Fallon ’85 Noah Greenbaum ’03 Sarah Gray Tullidge Innes ’05 Martha Fleming Moore ’75 Scott Ruth ’91 Boo Florance Smythe ’56 Jasmine Turner ’11 Barbara Culpepper Townsend ’64 *Executive Committee
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SPARK SUMMER 2018
Highlights of Spring 2018 ......................................................................................................................................................................................6 Fond Farewells .......................................................................................................................................................................................................24 Winter and Spring Sports Roundup .......................................................................................................................................................................29 Lower School Graduation .......................................................................................................................................................................................36 Middle School Final Exercises ...............................................................................................................................................................................38
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2018
Upper School Commencement ..............................................................................................................................................................................40 College Choices .....................................................................................................................................................................................................46 Legacy Families......................................................................................................................................................................................................48 Yearlong Look Back ..............................................................................................................................................................................................56 Friends Since Forever ............................................................................................................................................................................................61
Distinguished Alumni Awards ................................................................................................................................................................................66 Alum Shares Vision, Sponsors Visitor .....................................................................................................................................................................68 Alum-Developed Medical Device Travels to Space .............................................................................................................................................69 Alums Participate in STEM Panel ...........................................................................................................................................................................71 Reunions ................................................................................................................................................................................................................72
News from Alumni ..................................................................................................................................................................................................76
A TEACHER’S TAKE
We sit down with Middle School English teacher Rives Fleming ’83 ...........................................................................................................…...88
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ON CAMPUS COLLEGIATE ANNOUNCES
INCOMING HEAD OF SCHOOL
P E NNY B. E V I N S
In May 2018, Collegiate selected a lifelong
Knoxville, before arriving at St. Paul’s School for
educator and independent school graduate to
Girls in 2013.Ms. Evins said she and her family
serve as its next Head of School beginning in
— husband, Sam Evins V; son Sam VI, 14; and
July 2019, upon the retirement of current Head
daughter June Friend, 13 — are thrilled to join
of School Stephen D. Hickman.
the Collegiate community.
Penny B. Evins will come to Collegiate after
“Throughout my career, I have admired
a six-year tenure as Head of St. Paul’s School for
Collegiate as a national model of independent
Girls in Baltimore, where under her leadership
school education. My esteem for Collegiate as
a compassionate, close-knit community grows
programs, incorporated inquiry-based electives
with each and every person I meet. I am honored
into the curriculum and experienced a healthy
that members of the Board of Trustees would
growth in enrollment.
place their faith, support and trust in me as
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we
Collegiate’s next Head of School. I look forward
are delighted to appoint Penny Evins as our
to working with everyone in the Collegiate
next Head of School,” said Frank Mountcastle
community to fulfill the mission sparked by
’83, Chair of Collegiate’s Board of Trustees.
Helen Baker and carried forward by past and
“Finding a new Head of School is one of the most
significant duties of the Board. We made this our
top priority and orchestrated an intentionally
selection of Ms. Evins and looks forward to
inclusive approach. This collective perspective
helping facilitate her transition to Collegiate
helped us clearly define the values and traits
over the next year.
we want in our Head of School — experience,
inspired choice in naming Penny B. Evins as
inclusivity, vision and passion for children
Collegiate’s next Head of School,” he said. “Penny
and independent school education. Our nine-
brings extensive independent school leadership
month national search led us to a person who
exemplifies these characteristics and more —
community-building and a proven commitment
priorities. She is the right person at the right
Ms. Evins served in a variety of teaching,
Mr. Hickman said he fully supports the
“The Board of Trustees has made an
coaching and administrative roles in both
time for the right reasons.”
secular and religious schools throughout the
Southeast, including Isidore Newman School,
video, visit collegiate-va.org.
The Lovett School and The Webb School of
To learn more about Ms. Evins and view a
Collegiate earned the 2017-18 Connect the Dots Curriculum Award from The Center for Green Schools.
The School was recognized in May during the U.S.
Awards Ceremony at the University of Richmond for its work integrating sustainability into Collegiate’s JK-12 STEAM program.
Clare Sisisky, Collegiate’s former Institute for Responsible
Citizenship Director and Director of Strategic Planning, said this award is meaningful because it highlights the School’s strong focus this year on growing sustainability in the curriculum in partnership with the science faculty and the STEAM program.
“Collaboration and connection have involved faculty
and students from different departments, programs and divisions — all for a stronger sustainability curriculum and understanding for our students,” she said.
CO LLE G I AT E E A R N S CUR R I C U L U M AWAR D
The award, which includes a $300 prize to continue the
sustainability work, was accepted by Collegiate’s Institute for Responsible Citizenship Special Programs Manager Anne Rusbuldt, Middle and Upper and Middle School STEAM Coordinator Daniel Bartels and Collegiate parent and community mentor Bo Fairlamb.
COUGAR CLASSIC PROVIDES THRILLS The Cougar Classic, one of Collegiate’s most anticipated traditions, took place on the court of the Seal Athletic Center in February. After 40 minutes of exciting play, the green team earned a 43-40 victory over the white team. Twentythree faculty and staff members played in the game, which is organized each year by the Parents’ Association.
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ANNUAL 8TH GRADE PLAY:
TH E LI ON KING KIDS
Collegiate 8th Graders presented Disney’s The Lion King Kids as this year’s annual grade-level play in February in McFall Hall. The play, a pared-down version of the Disney classic, featured songs including Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
For more than a month before the show’s opening, the 8th Graders worked hard
rehearsing and polishing their performances. The cast and crew of 126 featured actors, dancers and technicians who worked on the set, lighting, sound, makeup and costumes.
COLLEGIATE PLAYERS STAGE TWO SPRING PRODUCTIONS The Collegiate Players presented the Pulitzer Prizewinning play Proof by David Auburn in February as the first of two spring productions. The second production, the musical The Fantasticks, took place in April.
ACCLAIMED AUTHOR VISITS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bestselling author Adam Gidwitz visited Collegiate in February and spent time with the entire Middle School, holding a writing workshop and three assemblies, during which he and the students discussed several of his books: A Tale Dark and Grim, The Inquisitor’s Tale or So You Want to be a Jedi? Middle
coordinated the day’s activities and was delighted that each student was able to attend an assembly related to his or her chosen book.
“That really allowed the kids to connect with Mr.
Gidwitz’s talk and enjoy the whole experience even more,” he said. “The different ages connected with him on totally different levels. That is what we love about his books; there is something for everyone!”
AFRICAN MARKET SUPPORTS LIBRARY IN CAMEROON Collegiate’s 2nd Grade African Market opened in February and offered
“Our Collegiate students are so proud of their work and equally
a chance for the entire school to buy products the students made, using
excited to shop and support efforts to partner with Jam’s Academy to
bright and bold textiles (pagne) from Cameroon. As part of their Studio
increase literacy in Cameroon,” said Holly Smith, Collegiate’s recently
Two class, the 2nd Graders connected with children enrolled in Jam’s
retired Lower School art teacher, who oversaw the African Market and
Academy in Bertoua, Cameroon, and learned about the geography, culture,
helped foster the partnership with Jam’s Academy.
family life, holidays, religion and rituals of that country. All proceeds from the market go toward adding books to a library at Jam’s Academy.
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WELLNESS PROGRAM EARNS
ACTIV E R VA C E RT IF ICAT ION
STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT VMFA EV E N T S
Kathy Wrenn, Collegiate’s Employee Wellness Consultant, served as a presenter at the Sports Backers Movement Makers Summit in March, where she highlighted the School’s wellness program. Gov. Ralph Northam was the event’s keynote speaker.
In 2013, Sports Backers established the
Active RVA certification and awards program to recognize the region’s exceptional employers and schools that implement innovative programs to promote wellness. The organizations and schools that become Active RVA certified serve as role models in the community.
Collegiate has received this certification
for five consecutive years for both the employee and school wellness programs. Mrs. Wrenn accepted these awards on behalf of Collegiate.
Collegiate students volunteered at ChinaFest, a celebration of Chinese culture in February, and Celebrate African and African American Art: Ethiopia in June. Both events were held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A third event, Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Patagonia, will take place on Sept. 15, 2018. Collegiate is partnering with the VMFA as the Exclusive Education Partner. This allows the School to show its support for various community-wide art education programs, while giving Collegiate students unique opportunities to engage with professional artists and participate in service learning opportunities at the museum throughout the year. The collaboration with VMFA was borne out of the museum’s and Collegiate’s collective commitment to supporting art as a vital and vibrant component of one’s life experiences and educational foundation. “We are delighted to partner with Collegiate School for these programs that engage intergenerational and diverse audiences with authentic objects, promote an exchange of knowledge and stimulate creativity,” said Celeste Fetta, Chief Educator at VMFA.
STUDENTS CELEBRATE PI DAY Collegiate students celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pi Day on March 14. With Lower School students cheering them on, six 4th Graders (one from each 4th Grade class) competed to see who could recite the most digits past 3.14. The winners earned the honor of throwing a whipped cream pie at their teachers, who donned goggles and shower caps!
JUN I OR WI NS N AT I O N A L A R T AWA R D S In March, Collegiate junior Sophie Roberts earned two Silver Key honors in the national Scholastic Art Awards for her pastel on paper paintings Self Portrait and Through My Dad’s Eye.
“This has never happened in the 20 years I have taught,”
said Upper School art teacher Pam Sutherland.
Sophie, who will enroll in Honors Art next year, says she was
gratified to see all of her hard work recognized. “I am so thankful that I have such a supportive network of people encouraging me to challenge myself through my art, and it is so exciting to share these awards with all of them,” she said.
PERFORMANCE DEPICTS 4TH GRADERS'
S T UDY OF AM E RI CAN H IS T O RY
An American Mosaic, Collegiate’s annual 4th Grade-wide presentation, took place in March and highlighted the students’ study of U.S. history and many famous Americans who fought for people’s rights.
Some 4th Graders, wearing period costumes, played instruments and performed
songs, dances and recitations for parents and guests. Others contributed by creating artwork, displayed throughout the Lower School, that represented important historic individuals, including Tecumseh, Sojourner Truth, Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony and Maggie Walker.
INTERNATIONAL EMERGING LEADERS CAPSTONE STUDENTS EXPLORE CHINA AND MEXICO Collegiate students enrolled in two senior Capstone classes spanned the
homestay with Collegiate’s partner school, Beijing New Oriental Foreign
globe in March, making connections with their peers at partner schools
Language School of Yangzhou. Collegiate’s former Director of the Institute
in China and Mexico and, upon their return, shared their experiences
for Responsible Citizenship and Director of Strategic Planning Clare
with fellow students, special guests and community organizations.
Sisisky and Chief Information Officer Jamie Britto served as team leaders.
Eleven seniors visited China as part of the International Emerging
After returning to Collegiate, students visited 1st Grade classes
Leaders (IEL) - Asia senior Capstone class. IEL - Asia focuses on
and shared videos and photos about their trip. They also answered many
examining the economic ties between the U.S. and China, and also
questions about how long the trip took, the food they ate and where they
explores current political, cultural and ethical issues arising from an in-
stayed. Later in April, they presented their ideas for new companies that
depth study of this topic through discussion and a series of guest speakers.
would serve a need they researched while on their trip to David Hudson,
a senior advisor for the Asian private equity firm ShawKwei & Partners,
While in China, students gained firsthand insight into manufactur-
ing and business in the country by visiting a Volkswagen car factory,
who has decades of experience working in China and Africa.
a toothbrush factory and the Shanghai office of WestRock, a global
packaging company based in Richmond. Students also experienced a
- Americas senior Capstone class traveled to Mexico to participate in the
From March 22-31, 13 Collegiate School seniors enrolled in the IEL
STUDENTS DELIVER RESULTS A group of Collegiate students enrolled in the senior Capstone class,
CreateAthon: Working with Nonprofits, learned in April that the
students,” she said. “For them to be able to produce such a relevant,
strategies and ideas they shared with two Richmond-area nonprofits
thoughtful and visually appealing campaign, you all are doing
yielded meaningful results.
something very well at Collegiate School! They have amazing careers
ahead of them.”
Last fall, as part of the CreateAthon Capstone, nine students
assisted four organizations — Chesterfield Innovative Academy For
Girls, Milk River Arts, The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation and The
Innovative Academy, which brought a considerable challenge: Develop
READ Center — with their marketing campaigns. Five other students in
a new name and logo for the school. The pair came up with a new
the Digital Media class also took part.
name, The Garden Schoolhouse, and logo design. The school’s Board of
The team of Charlie Bugg, Jack Montague and Alyssa McDaniel
Directors approved the change and recently made the announcement
worked with the Hawthorne Foundation on the organization’s 2018
on its Facebook page. The name change will become effective in
major fundraising campaign. The group created Life and Spirit, an email
campaign sent to previous donors that incorporated several origami
animals to represent different giving levels.
and absorbed the spirit and energy of our learning community,” said
Haley Kellam and Meade Spotts assisted the Chesterfield
“Haley and Meade immersed themselves fully in the environment
“Having the foundation use our campaign and materials means the
Audrey Smith, the Academy’s Head of School. “Their understanding and
world,” Charlie said. “I had no idea through this course that I could help
synthesis of this experience was the genesis of The Garden Schoolhouse.
out a nonprofit with such a powerful message and mission. Knowing that
Overwhelmingly, people have responded positively to our name change
they used our idea shows that our hard work paid off and it was all very
and new logo.”
Hawthorne Foundation, let the group know that the Board of Directors enthusiastically endorsed and adopted their work.
“They immediately asked me to extend additional kudos to the
Allen Chamberlain, former Head Librarian of Collegiate’s Upper
School Library, and Jere Williams, Upper School art teacher, co-taught the CreateAthon Capstone class.
5th Annual Youth Forum on International Dialogue, Thought in Action. Collegiate’s Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion Erica Coffey and Senior Capstone Coordinator Rhiannon Boyd accompanied students on the trip.
Prior to arriving in Mexico, students learned about Model UN
procedures and prepared position papers to participate in BIMUN, the Model UN portion of the conference held at partner school Colegio Carol Baur. While in Mexico, students debated various topics regarding human rights, security and sustainability.
Students also participated in a day of service, and had the
opportunity to visit several historical sites. They experienced two homestays, one in Querétaro and one in Mexico City, during the trip. Upon returning to Richmond, they continued the design thinking process to complete four different projects for Sacred Heart Center, one of Collegiate’s community partners. In early May, the students presented their work to representatives of the center.
“By participating in the IEL Capstone classes, students receive
firsthand experience in gaining cross-cultural communication, a skill that cannot be taught but that must be learned by actually doing,” said Mrs. Coffey.
ANNUAL ART WALK FEATURES
ST UDE NT W ORK
Collegiate’s campus transformed into an art gallery in April, with more than 800 pieces of JK-12th Grade student work on display during Art Walk. This year’s theme, Notice!, featured artwork in various media including sculpture, ceramics, drawings, prints and mixed media. “Notice! is an invitation to viewers to slow down with family and friends, and take time to discover the nuances and details of the works and world around them,” said Dana DuMont, Collegiate’s Visual Arts Department Chair.
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TO RCH 5804 R O B O T I C S T E A M
COMPETES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP For the second time in three years, Collegiate’s Upper School robotics team competed at the FIRST Robotics World Championship. The team, TORCH 5804, earned the opportunity after finishing as District Runner-Up in the Chesapeake District Championship in April, with a record of 31-19-0 and a ranking of 11 out of 126 teams.
TORCH 5804 competed at the World Championship in
Detroit, Michigan, on April 25-28 against high school students from around the globe. The team finished 46th out of 67
N IN T H G R A D E R S IN V EST IN T H E C O MMU N IT Y
Collegiate 9th Graders kicked off Community Engagement Week in
Daniel Bartels, Upper and Middle School STEAM
February, volunteering at 14 local nonprofit organizations and schools.
coordinator, serves as head coach alongside Upper School
The week is a key component of the grade-level Service Learning
science teacher Greg Sesny and Upper School math teacher
curriculum, and this year for the first time incorporated a narrative
Kristine Chiodo. He was thrilled with TORCH 5804’s
writing component, led by 9th Grade English faculty members.
performance and says this season was the team’s best year yet.
“Community Engagement Week is so important for students
“We have earned the respect of several world-class
to develop a sense of understanding and responsibility for broader
teams and I believe that we are on a trajectory to become one
community issues and to help them gain the skills necessary to make
ourselves,” he said.
a positive impact on those issues,” said Suzanne Fleming, Collegiate’s Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement.
The theme this year was A Strong Community Invests in its People
and focused on three groups: youth, people with disabilities and the aging. Students took part in serious reflection throughout the week. Upper School English teacher Dr. Leah Angell Sievers received a grant in summer 2017, called an Alumni Grant for Faculty Excellence, to enhance the connection between Community Engagement Week and the 9th Grade English curriculum.
Her work led to the 9th Grade English faculty members, including
Mil Norman-Risch (pictured above), teaching narrative writing through the students’ experiences during Community Engagement Week. Narrative writing refers to the practice of first-person storytelling that relies on the author’s personal experience to offer the reader moral insight and increased understanding. In addition, teachers assign to students and teach from scholarly articles on the populations of focus during the week, implementing thinking routines and methods of
CHESS TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT The Collegiate chess team, Deven Pandya, Scott Phillips, Will Reid and Zach Cohen, won the Greater Richmond High School Chess League Tournament in March to end its season.
reflection that represent best practices in service learning.
“We anticipate students’ acquiring narrative writing skills and
strategies,” Dr. Angell Sievers said. “Moreover, we intend to foster students’ knowledge about the needs of often-underserved populations.”
FIRST GRADERS PUT ON A SHOW Collegiate 1st Graders performed The House That the Pigs Built, based on the classic tale, The Three Little Pigs.
PHASE II OF ENVISION RICHMOND CONTINUES In April, Collegiate 8th Graders wrapped up Phase II of Envision Richmond, the Capstone experience that immerses the entire grade level in the local community with an intensive leadership and civic engagement curriculum.
Several groups of students revisited various sites where they had worked last fall. Students
put together re-entry baskets and bought one-day GRTC bus passes and new sheets for HomeAgain, a temporary homeless shelter. The group also collected gently used clothes for teens who receive support and guidance at Change the World RVA.
Another group of 8th Graders showed their thanks to police officers in our community by
handing out gift cards for Collegiateâ€™s security team and delivering a Chick-fil-A luncheon to one shift of Henrico County police officers. One group planted jasmine and herbs, erected trellises, weeded and filled planters at Groundwork RVA. Still another group traveled to Oakgrove-Bellmeade Community Center on a Saturday morning to assist with the beautification and grand opening of the neighborhood bike shop and lawn maintenance business that will train youth in the community.
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Thirteen Collegiate seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society that recognizes academic excellence and citizenship. The students were recognized in April with the 13 students inducted in the fall. On the previous evening, the inductees and their families enjoyed a special dinner in their honor in McFall Hall. The Cum Laude Society spring inductees were: Lauren Brizzolara, Caroline Campos,
SENIORS INDUCTED INTO
CUM LAUDE SOCIETY
Kate Ferrell, David Hugo, Amy Kaplan, Lauren Lynch, Sean McHugh, Maya Mehta, Frances Melvin, Emily Mendelson, Ashray Namala, Annie Ryan and Madeline Smith. Collegiate’s fall Cum Laude inductees were: Catherine Alexander, Ellie Angle, Laine Beckler, Carson Coulbourn, Ashley Eastep, Hayden Gee, Jane Carlton Gremer, Wescott Lowe, Scott Phillips, Laney Reed, Sam Roberts, Taylor Ryckman and Emily Yue.
S T UD E N T S P E A RH EAD S FU N DR A IS ER
FOR MASSEY CANCER CENTER
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER EARNS
ATLIS PILLAR AWARD
n Saturday, April 14, Collegiate 10th Grader Dylan Lyons (third from right) laced up her running shoes before hitting the pavement during the Monument Avenue 10k. She raced with Cougars Care, the organization she created as a 7th Grader to raise
money for the Massey Cancer Center.
Dylan remembers participating in her first Monument Avenue 10k when she
was 5 years old. She ran the 1-mile race with her dad to raise money in honor of her grandmother, who was battling cancer.
“I didn’t know anything about cancer,” she said. “It’s not like I could cure the disease
as a 5-year-old, so raising money and running the race was the only thing I could do.”
Her grandmother died in 2009, but since then, Dylan’s connection with the Massey
Cancer Center and the race has continued. She founded Cougars Care three years ago to expand her mission to raise funds for cancer research.
“I had always raised money, but it wasn’t as a community effort,” she said. “I thought
it would be a better idea to get all my friends and have them branch out to their family members so we could raise more.”
Cougars Care, which now includes 15 Collegiate students, raised $19,002 this year,
the largest amount the group has received to date. In the future, Dylan would like to grow Cougars Care membership and continue participating in the 10k after she graduates.
“It’s just so much fun,” she said. “I like seeing all the costumes people wear and
when they cheer you on, knowing that you’re doing a good thing is just the best feeling.”
Jamie Britto, Chief Information Officer at Collegiate, was one of three recipients honored with the inaugural Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) Awards for his dedication to providing the most up-to-date analysis and recommendations for technology and school leadership on the critical topic of cybersecurity.
Executive Director, shared that “ATLIS initiated this award to bring attention to those often unsung heroes who exemplify the pillars of our mission.” Mr. Britto received the award at the ATLIS Annual Conference in April.
STUDENTS VISIT FROM PARTNER SCHOOL IN MEXICO For a week in April, 17 students and two teachers from Colegio Carol Baur, Collegiate’s partner school in Mexico, visited campus to experience life as Collegiate students and stay with families of 7th and 8th Graders. While at Collegiate, the students from Carol Baur attended classes with their Middle School hosts and met with Lower School students. They also gave a presentation and performed a traditional dance during an assembly for JK-2nd Grades and 6th-8th Grades.
R E N O WN E D A R T I S T
HOLDS MASTER CLASSES
Collegiate students spent three days in April learning from artist
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., whose work has been featured in the Museum
papermaker, discussed his series of works that connect to some
of Modern Art in New York, the Stamperia del Tevere in Rome, and in
of the historical figures Collegiate students have studied, such as
numerous other museums and university settings around the nation
Rosa Parks. In addition, he helped students create prints of their
Mr. Kennedy is known for his letterpress posters, which he
During his visit, Mr. Kennedy, who also is a book artist and
“It was the best day in art ever!” said 4th Grader Addison Barnes.
uses to distribute messages and aphorisms related to social justice
Dana DuMont, Chair of Collegiate’s Visual Arts Department,
issues. He was in Richmond for the grand opening of the Institute
said the opportunity for students to learn about the letterpress,
for Contemporary Art at VCU, where his work DECLARATION! was
which once served as the medium for producing all printed materials
until computers and printers were invented, was extraordinary. Mr.
Kennedy is also special, she said.
Collegiate students in the Lower, Middle and Upper School met
with Mr. Kennedy to learn about the history of the letterpress and
about his journey as an artist — including his decision to leave a
fabulous example of following your own path when you know it’s the
“The essence of his soul and his work are beautiful. He’s a
computer programming job in corporate America at age 40 and turn
right thing to do and understanding that it takes years and years to
his focus to letterpress printing.
perfect your craft.”
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COL L E G I AT E H O S T S
SERVICE LEARNING WORKSHOP
SECOND ANNUAL GIVING DAY
ollegiate held a workshop in April for 12 service learning educators from
B R EA K S R EC O R D
independent schools across Virginia. The all-day workshop, spearheaded by Collegiate’s Director of Service
Collegiate held its Second Annual Giving Day, a 24-hour, online
Learning and Civic Engagement Suzanne Fleming, featured service
fundraiser, on May 3. All parents, alumni and friends were
learning professionals from Collegiate as well as Trinity Episcopal School,
invited to make a gift in honor of a cherished Collegiate teacher
St. Michael’s School, St. Catherine’s School, Norfolk Collegiate School, The
or coach who has made an impact on them and/or their children.
New Community School, Episcopal High School, The Steward School and St.
friends dropped by the Alumni and Development Office to make
calls, drop off donations and just say hello.
Mrs. Fleming held a similar event 10 years ago with Richmond-based
Throughout the day, alums, board members, students and
service learning educators and felt it was time to reconvene with colleagues
from across the state.
in total. Because of the generosity of donors, Collegiate was
The goal was one gift for every Collegiate teacher, or 252
“The whole premise is to get to know each other, because in this realm
able to unlock a $25,000 matching challenge gift and surpassed
there aren’t too many people in your school who are in the same role,” she
the original goal. In total, Collegiate received more than 600
said. “It’s nice to be able to exchange ideas.”
gifts and raised more than $100,000. Gifts received provide
valuable funds to continue to support faculty professional
The group, which featured schools with strong service learning
programs and others with new programs, shared challenges, opportunities,
ideas and questions that come with their jobs.
reasons, but primarily because the entire Collegiate community
“It’s exciting to be able to hear what other people are doing and also to
“Giving Day was a record-breaking success for many
help somebody who is just starting out,” Mrs. Fleming said.
came together to recognize our amazing teachers, past and
From the positive response, she hopes to make the event an annual one.
present,” said Kristen Williams, Collegiate’s Vice President of
“When you go to a service learning conference, you leave energized,”
Development. “We are incredibly grateful to the outpouring
Mrs. Fleming said. “I hope that’s what people walked away with today —
of support from parents, alumni, friends and students for
that they know there are people they can reach out to.”
their contributions in support of ongoing faculty professional development opportunities.”
ANNUAL COLONIAL DAY FEATURES LIVING MUSEUM Collegiate School 3rd Graders, wearing period costumes, led parents and friends through a Colonial Living Museum throughout the Lower School in April as part of Colonial Day, the annual culmination of the grade-level social studies curriculum.
S TU D EN TS TR AV EL T O ITALY FO R MO D EL U N C O N F ERENCE
In February, Collegiate Upper School Spanish teacher Monique Voss and Vice President for Finance and Administration Phyllis Palmiero accompanied four Upper School students to one of Collegiate’s partner schools, Liceo Foscarini, in Venice, Italy. The purpose of the trip was for students to participate in
In May, Collegiate hosted the 31st annual Meet in the Middle, a Special Olympics event for Henrico County Middle School students run by Collegiate 10th Graders. Nearly 300 visiting students competed in multiple sporting events on Grover Jones Field.
FOSCAMUN, Liceo Foscarini’s annual Model UN conference that hosts students from around the world. While in Venice, students stayed with host families and enjoyed the city’s sights.
FO U R T H G R A D ER S C O MP LETE
GRADE-LEVEL CAPSTONE Collegiate 4th Graders gathered in May to present ideas conceived and developed in their yearlong, grade-level Capstone program, Envision Collegiate.
Collegiate offers Capstone programs in the
final year of each division of the School — 4th Grade, 8th Grade and 12th Grade — to create opportunities and challenges for students that help prepare them for the future.
“The Capstone program in each division
teaches students skills essential to thrive in our increasingly complex world,” said Clare Sisisky, Collegiate’s former Institute for Responsible Citizenship Director and Director of Strategic Planning. “Starting to challenge students to put skills like collaboration, negotiation, public speaking and design thinking into action as 4th Graders helps them develop these essential skills at a higher level throughout their time at Collegiate.”
Collegiate was How might we use technology to improve Collegiate by 2026? The significance of the year 2026 is that it is when the current 4th Graders will graduate from Collegiate.
In November, 4th Grade teacher and
Catoggio introduced the entire grade to individuals from around campus to learn what they do. In the months following, students interviewed and worked with members of the Facilities, Athletics, Academics, Admission,
Some of the ideas presented included a
departments to become experts about their
renovation of the 3rd and 4th Grade playground
to incorporate a ninja course, climbing wall
In May, students visited nine different
and tire swing; a tablet complete with finger
Richmond-area organizations or businesses
scanner and credit card swipe to make it easier
including the University of Richmond Facilities
for people to donate to Collegiate; a watch to
Department, Richmond Ballet, Visual Arts
help exchange students translate their classes
Center, Community Ideas Station and Institute
and a more comfortable chair for students.
for Contemporary Art.
While at these locations, they conducted
and creativity that they bring to the process
interviews and took note of ideas that they
of the Capstone, and the process and skill
hoped to apply to their work with technology
development are the focus, not the final product,
at Collegiate. When they returned to campus,
said Mrs. Sisisky.
the students worked through the design-
thinking process in groups to create ideas
and how hard they are at this age, will help
for making real change in their School. They
these students feel empowered as learners and
then presented their creations before a panel
collaborators through their lives,” she said.
Fourth Graders have incredible strengths
“Helping see the value in these skills,
featuring Collegiate faculty and staff members, who offered feedback.
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S E V ENTH GRADE RS COMP LE T E C O MMU N IT Y S E R V IC E PROJECT In May, Collegiate 7th Graders finished their grade-level community
the community. Sites students visited included The Faison Center,
service project, Connect Richmond, during which they worked with
Circle Center, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, YWCA Sprout
14 local nonprofit organizations.
School, The Hermitage, Lewis Ginter, Linwood Holton Elementary
School, Spring Arbor of Richmond and Shalom Farms.
Service Learning, one of the eight pillars in Collegiate’s
Institute for Responsible Citizenship, appears throughout the
School’s divisions and grade levels. It serves as a teaching strategy
Richmond, students develop empathy and a deeper understanding of
that integrates meaningful service with instruction and reflection
their surrounding community,” said Suzanne Fleming, Collegiate’s
to enrich the learning process.
Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement. “When that
experience is coupled with curricular ties to English and Advisory,
Connect Richmond, now in its third year, fosters interaction
and connection between students and the individuals they meet in
LO C A L H I G H S C H O O L STU DEN TS V IS IT
COLLEGIATE FOR artsPOWER Seventy-five high school dancers, musicians, artists and thespians from around the region gathered on Collegiate’s campus in April for a host of master classes to hone their skills. The students from area public and private schools participated in artsPOWER, an annual daylong event during which the students learn from local professionals and collaborate with like-minded peers in the visual arts, music, dance and theater. It was Collegiate’s fourth time hosting artsPOWER since the program was established 12 years ago.
This year’s students hailed from Collegiate, Appomattox
Regional Governor’s School, Benedictine, Henrico High School Center for the Arts, St. Christopher’s, St. Catherine’s, St. Gertrude’s and Trinity Episcopal. They were grouped together to attend a workshop in each area of art — music, art, dance and theater — then used what they learned to develop a piece for their group to perform at day’s end.
“Seeing how students from different schools come
together and realize how much they have in common with one another is the best part of the experience,” said Mike Boyd, Collegiate’s Director of Performing Arts. “They start the day as strangers and end the day as friends, having discovered that the arts are a form of creativity and communication they all share. This day always provides justification to those in the arts as to why their passion is so enriching and meaningful when it brings so many of them together.”
“By engaging with various organizations and people throughout
the experience becomes richer and more meaningful.”
V I LLAGE G RE E N FAI R GO E S V IN TA G E
Crowds of Collegiate families and friends enjoyed a picture-perfect day for the 53rd Annual Village Green Fair, this year themed Vintage. Organized by the Parents’ Association, the spring event is the School’s largest fundraiser in addition to gathering the community for food and fun! Thanks to event co-chairs Katherine Adamson ’96, Nancy Jo Kantner ’95, the organizing committee and all of the volunteers who made the day such a success!
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The spring season featured multiple music and dance concerts by students in all divisions.
COLLEGIATE PLANS NEW ROPES COURSE Collegiate will install a high and low ropes course on the Mooreland Road campus to enhance curriculum in the Middle School and Upper School.
The new ropes course will be named in honor of alum Stephen
P. Adamson, Jr. ’92, a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed a passion for the outdoors. Construction is slated to begin this summer. Donations from several generous Collegiate supporters made this
boundaries and pushing limits with static and dynamic elements high
High ropes elements will focus on individual growth, overcoming
The course will serve as an extension of Outdoor Collegiate,
off the ground. Students will move through problems and elements
which was created in 2011 to expose students to nontraditional
that will challenge them to focus, breathe, trust, set goals, fail, become
athletics and the James River, with a focus on best practices in
self-aware, recognize resilience and celebrate success.
outdoor skills. Outdoor Collegiate, which has grown exponentially
since its inception, strives to create lifelong lovers of the outdoors
will be fortunate to have a high and low ropes course on the Collegiate
through exposure to climbing, biking, hiking, paddling and advocating
campus that allows teachers to incorporate it into the curriculum in
for the environment, as well as to enrich team building, confidence
and leadership development.
leadership skills and build on how groups work together,” he said.
Low ropes elements will create opportunities for team building,
Brad Cooke, Outdoor Collegiate Program Leader, says the School
“These courses are laboratories where you can really build on
confidence and leadership development and challenge students to
organize, lead, disseminate information, allocate resources, fail,
like to support this project, please contact Jennifer Wilkins at
communicate, follow, delegate, speak and listen.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.741.9718.
Fundraising is ongoing. For more information or if you would
In May, Charlie Blair, Head of the Middle School, led the way for rising 5th Graders as they participated in the Collegiate tradition, Crossing the Bridge.
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At a ceremony in the Sharp Academic Commons on May 17, 2018, the Collegiate community celebrated the careers and combined 255 years of service of this year’s retiring faculty and staff members. These reflections were written by Head of School Steve Hickman.
Allen Chamberlain Allen Chamberlain arrived at Collegiate in the fall of 1987 as the head librarian of the Reed-Gumenick Library, which at the time served both the Middle and Upper Schools. As technology became more available at Collegiate, Allen was instrumental in transitioning the library to an electronic catalog and in migrating the reference collection to online databases. She worked closely with the School’s technology team to support the integration of technology into the curriculum, including teaching many classes and summer workshops. Allen has consistently been an early adopter, embracing enthusiastically many of the School’s new initiatives. She was a Senior Seminar teacher for
many years, partnering with colleagues to teach the TEDxYouth@RVA and the CreateAthon classes. She is an active supporter of the new senior Capstone program. One of Allen’s most significant and lasting contributions was her influential work in helping design the Sharp Academic Commons. When asked about what she will miss most about her 31 years at Collegiate, her response was immediate: “the people.” Insightful, perceptive, collaborative, committed, empathetic, inclusive and grateful — this Renaissance educator, compassionate colleague and devoted friend has forever changed our School.
Sally Chambers From the moment she arrived at Collegiate 33 years ago, Middle School counselor Sally Chambers has helped make this community a better place for all. In 1986, she developed and led the implementation of the Middle School Advisory program, an innovative and nationally recognized program known for its student-centered approach. Sally has also provided important leadership in Collegiate’s diversity and inclusion efforts and has supported the work of our Inclusion Team for many years. Through her early involvement, key initiatives, such as Mosaic, were developed. Sally was part of a team that developed a series of thematic religion assemblies for Middle Schoolers that have offered meaningful student learning opportunities. She also laid the groundwork
for our coordinated service learning approach, which stretches across all four Middle School grade levels. She served as the first Middle School service coordinator, and her initial work paved the way for our current Envision Richmond Capstone program. Her compassion and empathy when working with Middle School students and families to help them navigate the challenging pre-adolescent/adolescent years is truly a gift. She also has been a trusted advisor and friend to many colleagues, always serving as a voice of reason, bringing calm and grace to difficult situations. Her moral compass and wisdom are without equal. As one colleague once shared, “Sally is the heart and soul of the Middle School.”
Ellen Clore Ellen Clore started at Collegiate as a substitute teacher in 1991. Two years later, she was asked to assume a full-time position and was charged with growing the burgeoning Lower School science program. In her 25 years at Collegiate, Ellen has instilled in our young people what it means to think like a scientist. Her lessons allow our students to get their hands dirty and practice the persistence it takes to make discoveries. A fine example is the Lower School garden, which Ellen led the way in establishing, to ensure that students learned to appreciate how the natural world works and what part we must all play for nature to thrive.
For many years, you could find Ellen here during the summer months tending the garden, ensuring that this outdoor laboratory would be ready to go when Lower Schoolers arrived. Her projects have pushed students to be creative problem solvers and inquisitive thinkers. More recently, she has worked closely with Frank Becker to integrate science and engineering and to develop her students’ visual thinking skills. Ellen considers Collegiate her second home and will greatly miss her daily interactions with her colleagues and students. As many of you kncvow, she is quick to downplay her many contributions and deflect praise for her great work. We all know better.
Ray Crouch The often-quoted U.S. Postal Service creed “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” must have been written with Ray Crouch in mind. Day after day for the past 10 years, Ray makes sure that the Collegiate mail is delivered on time and to the right place. Nothing stands in his way in making sure that he gets the job done. If you are new to Collegiate, it does not take long for Ray to seek you out and befriend you. Within minutes, he will make you feel like he has known you for years and that you have always been an integral part of the Collegiate
community. Always quick with a warm smile and lively conversation, Ray brings much joy to the many he comes in contact with every day. His genuine concern for his colleagues is just a part of who he is. When Ray wishes you a great day, not only does he mean it, he’ll also do his part to ensure that it happens. For several years, Ray also coached Cub football. His influence on his players went well beyond the X’s and O’s of the game. His real interest in coaching was sharing with young people the life lessons that the game offers. Ray represents the very best of what it means to be a part of our caring community.
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Helen Coulson In 1993, the Hershey Center for the Arts was scheduled to open and the community excitedly awaited this much-anticipated event. Headmaster Rob Hershey knew, however, that he needed to find the right person to lead the budding instrumental program and to ignite interest in it among Collegiate students. When he handed the reins over to Director of Instrumental Music Helen Coulson 25 years ago, it was arguably one of his very best decisions. Starting with an inspired vision, a relentless drive and just 10 students, the K-12 instrumental program now numbers more than 300. The impact of the program is felt throughout every division. Among her many accomplishments, Helen was one of the key architects of several of our most
successful instrumental classes. Her orchestras have consistently received superior ratings at instrumental festivals and adjudications. For 25 years, when the lights dimmed, the audience fell silent and the baton went up, something special always followed. Always composed, even during the most difficult of circumstances, this remarkable visionary leaves a legacy of excellence that will always be with us. However, what Helen will be most remembered for and what she values more than anything else are the countless relationships with students and colleagues she has nurtured and built over the course of her many years here. She is a trusted mentor, inspirational guide, wise counselor and steadfast friend.
Laura Fields Whether urging on her treasured Campus Cubs, encouraging more robust singing in Town Hall meetings or calming down an upset child, Assistant Head of Lower School Laura Fields can usually be found right in the thick of Lower School campus life. With so many moving parts in the Lower School, Laura somehow keeps all the trains running and running on time. If things are working well in the Lower School, it is likely Laura had something to do with it. Laura’s enduring contributions to Collegiate’s academic landscape over 16 years are many. In particular, she was instrumental in supporting the development of our current Lower School math program, adding a Lower School math specialist, establishing a Lower School
Karen Hurd It is hard to know where to start when describing Lower School technology teacher Karen Hurd’s many significant accomplishments and contributions to Collegiate over 31 years. After arriving on Mooreland Road in 1987, this innovative trailblazer hit the ground running. Beginning her Collegiate career as a lead classroom teacher, Karen was one of our School’s early technology adopters. It was in these early years at Collegiate that her love for technology and the exciting opportunities it offered Collegiate’s young people emerged, and her classroom became a hub for those who wished to see technology in action. Karen has also been a leader in the School’s focus on economics. Her 4th Grade classroom’s project, Techie T’s and Arizona Imports, was recognized locally, regionally and nationally. Karen was recognized with the
1995-96 National Award for Teaching Economics for this groundbreaking work. Geography has not limited Karen’s thirst for great ideas and thinking. In 1998, she was awarded a fellowship by the Keizai Koho Center. Joining 21 other educators from around the globe, she spent 16 days visiting and studying schools and businesses in Japan, bringing back to Collegiate students and faculty all that she had learned. In 2006, she attended a conference at Colegio Carol Baur, becoming the first faculty member to establish our relationship with one of Collegiate’s most important global partners. More recently, Karen introduced our Lower School students to coding, through our participation in the Hour of Code, and adding Scratch and Scratch Jr. to the curriculum.
Math Lab and supporting the implementation of the guided math approach as our standard Lower School classroom instructional method. Laura was also actively involved in starting our Lower School team-teaching model, through which our Academic Services faculty work collaboratively in the classroom with our grade-level teachers. This studentcentered approach has expanded our capacity to meet the needs of all of our young people. Most importantly, Laura will be remembered for the many relationships she has developed and nurtured during her tenure at Collegiate. Colleagues, students and parents have all been the beneficiaries of her wise advice, unwavering support and faithful friendship.
Robert Moore Robert Moore began his service 20 years ago as Collegiate’s grounds supervisor. His knowledge and skill played a large part in professionalizing our Grounds Maintenance Program. It was during his early years that, by introducing new concepts and practices into our program, Robert set new standards for athletic field maintenance and campus beautification. He ultimately developed the framework for later stewards of our campus landscape. After several years, Robert took a break from Collegiate, but returned after a short while,
noting that the grass wasn’t necessarily greener at other educational institutions. During his second tour of duty as a Cougar, his skills in facility management helped further shape the routines, practices and composition of the Physical Plant. Whether he was resolving a request for assistance, tackling a unique challenge or mentoring a staff member, Robert could be counted upon to keep Collegiate’s best interest in heart while developing fair and equitable solutions.
Holly Smith For 24 years, Lower School art teacher Holly Smith’s welcoming spirit has always warmly invited others into her classroom, letting you know quickly that special things happen in this place. For many years, Holly has inspired her students and colleagues to reach a little higher, do things a little differently and push boundaries a bit further. Enthusiastically sharing her passion for art with her students, it is evident that Holly is answering a call to help young people find their voices and unleash their creativity. Her impact on the Lower School and its curriculum is impressive and highlights the lofty aspirations she has for her students and their growth. Three years ago, Holly was asked to develop a JK program that challenged her to think about how to introduce to our youngest Cougars the concept of being an artist, the tools artists use and how to observe and appreciate art in the world. The curriculum
she has crafted meshes beautifully with so many areas of the JK program. As her JK colleagues will tell you, what she has created is magical! Holly has enthusiastically incorporated empathy and service learning into her work with her students — planting the seeds for life-changing growth for years to come. The recent publication of two children’s books with her students, Pagne Pals and Ari and Isla Ride Out the Storm, are timely demonstrations of this essential work. Holly also created Studio Two-Global Connections through Art and Social Entrepreneurship, a program through which students create products for a Lower School African market. This effort has raised more than $5,000 in four years to fund a growing library for our partner school in Cameroon. Holly models well the pioneering spirit that goes to the heart of teaching at Collegiate.
Stojan and Zrinka Yerkic After 20 years of dedicated service, Lower School custodians Zrinka Yerkic and Stojan Yerkic will leave Collegiate in the same way they arrived — together. The Yerkics came to Richmond in 1998, about six years after fleeing their war-torn homeland, Bosnia. Stojan joined Collegiate soon after they settled in the area and Zrinka was hired just one week later. The Yerkics have served our School community with distinction ever since. By helping ensure that the Lower School is a welcoming and warm space, their service has extended well beyond the important duties of making sure the buildings are clean, safe and healthy environments. Zrinka’s kindness, compassion and love of life have touched Lower School teachers, students and parents. Her
gentle ways are endearing, and she is always willing to step in and support anyone in need. On occasion, she has also been known to share delicious homemade treats made with recipes from her home country. Stojan’s warm smile and heartfelt hello are a familiar and welcomed greeting on the Lower School campus. His tireless work ethic and positive attitude have served as an inspiration to us all. On several occasions, Stojan has spoken to Lower School classes about his home country, the journey his family endured moving here and the love he and his family have for the United States. It takes only a few minutes of listening to his story for our young people to appreciate how special his family is to our community.
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ADDITIONAL DEPARTURES • • • • • • • • •
Middle School science teacher Cindy Cargas, after 24 years
After 14 years, Upper School Counselor and Mindfulness
teaching, 10 with Collegiate, left to pursue other endeavors.
Instructor Alex Peavey joined Health and Family
Upper School history teacher Ashley Sipe decided to teach
Psychologists of Virginia as the practice’s
part time. Grounds Supervisor Allison Moyer left for a position at the
closer to family in New York. Middle School history teacher Ken Miller left after four years to teach closer to his home in Urbanna, Virginia.
Junior Kindergarten lead teacher Ann Woods Byrne decided to leave Collegiate to be a stay-at-home mom. Kindergarten teacher Sydney O’Neill decided to leave Collegiate to take care of her new baby. Kindergarten teacher Molly Revere decided to step away from Collegiate to spend more time with her family. After eight years at Collegiate, Institute for Responsible Citizenship Director and Director of Strategic Planning Clare
After five years, Technical Director/Set Designer Zach Townsend accepted a position as performing arts technical
University of Richmond. Computer Systems Administrator Jason McKend left to be
coordinator at Westminster Canterbury. Technical Theater Director Jon Shelley decided to leave Collegiate after 17 years to pursue other opportunities. Irrigation Technician/Groundskeeper Bryant Logan departed Collegiate after several years to pursue
• • •
new opportunities. Third Grade teacher Monique Boston decided to pursue teaching opportunities closer to family in New York. Winter Party and Auction Assistant Susan Brizzolara decided to step away from special events after four years. After three years, Director of Choral Music Lynn Atkins accepted a position at Falling Creek Middle School.
Sisisky accepted the position of Executive Director of the Global Education Benchmark Group.
ON THE MOVE • • • • • • •
Tammy Dunn moved from Technology Department office manager to Physical Plant facilities manager. After nine years, Katie Musick moved from teaching 3rd Grade to the Middle School. Cheryl Gahagan moved from Lower School Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator to Assistant Head of Lower School: Curriculum and Instruction. LaNessa West moved from Co-Chair of the Academic Services Department to Assistant Head of Lower School: Student Progress. Tia Owen moved from Junior Kindergarten associate teacher for the past three years to lead JK teacher. Beth Wilson moved from Kindergarten assistant teacher to Kindergarten teacher. Jackie O’Toole moved from teaching 1st Grade to 3rd Grade.
WINTER AND SPRING
Travis Reifsnider â€™18
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WINTER 2018 BOYS’ SWIM AND DIVE 12-2
BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK
All-Prep: Charles Armstrong ’20; Zach Cram ’19 (Prep League record 51.38 in
All-Prep: Brett Oney ’18; KJ Rodgers ’19 All-State: Oney ’18; Rodgers ’19 (Second Team); Kitchy Hyman ’21
Prep League Champion // 2nd in VISAA
100 fly); Stephen Laming ’19; Christian Mayr ’22; Iain Moore ’19; Liam Ryan ’21; Andrew Scott ’18 (diving - 3rd straight Prep Championship; Prep and School record 568.95 points) Prep League Coach of the Year: Mike Peters All-State: 200 medley relay state champions (Armstrong ’19, Cram ’19, Moore ’19, Ryan ’21); Cram ’19 (100 fly); Laming ’19 (200 free); Scott ’18 Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro: Scott ’18 (First Team); Cram ’19 (Second Team) Boys’ Diving Coach of the Year: Diane Maiese
GIRLS’ SWIM AND DIVE 12-3 2nd in LIS // 3rd in VISAA
All-LIS: Leslie Albrecht ’20; Caroline Baber ’18 (school record 421.40 points); Sally Ennis ’19; MacKenzie Ferguson ’22; Caroline Hall ’18 (diving) All-State: 200 medley relay (Albrecht ’20, Baber ’18, Ennis ’19, Avery Rogers ’20); Baber ’18 (100 breaststroke); Hall ’18
4th in Prep League // 3rd in VISAA (Honorable Mention)
Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro: Oney ’18 (shot put); Rodgers ’19 (500 meters)
GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK 2nd in LIS // 2nd in VISAA
All-LIS: Caliyah Bennett ’20; Maggie Bostain ’20 All-State: Maisy Fling ’18; Maddy Watkins ’19 (Second Team); Bostain ’20, Emily Mendelson ’18; Grace Stratford ’18; Kathryn Sutherland ’22 (Honorable Mention) Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro: Mendelson ’18 (pole vault); Regan Berger ’21; Bostain ’20; Izzy LeBey ’18; Sophia Warner ’21 (4x400 relay team)
State Sportsmanship Award
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL 14-11
All-LIS: Tierra Morris ’18 Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro: Morris ’18 (Third Team)
5th in Prep League // 16th in VISAA All-Prep: Marshall Campbell ’20; Walker Cummins ’19; Eli Gee ’19, Ethan Ruh ’18; Sky Song ’19 All-State: Campbell ’20; Gee ’19; Ruh ’18
BOYS’ BASKETBALL 21-6 Prep League Runner-up
Green 16-4-3 // Valentine Classic Champion Gold 5-11-2 // Valentine Classic Quarterfinalist
All-Prep: Robbie Beran ’19; T Brewer ’18; Jack Wyatt ’18 All Tournament Team: Beran ’19; Wyatt ’18 Sportsmanship Award: Collegiate and Fork Union Military Academy
Valentine Classic Tournament MVP: Ned Schutt ’18 Valentine Classic All-Tournament Team: Akum Dhillon ’20; Shaan Kapadia ’19
Andrew Scott ’18
Stephen Laming ’19
Caroline Hall ’18
Caroline Baber ’18
Carson Groce-Wright ’18
Brett Oney ’18
Credit: Tom Veazey (Milestat)
KJ Rodgers ’19
FORMER WRESTLING COACH
INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Don Pate, founder of the Collegiate School wrestling program, was inducted into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 21, 2018. Mr. Pate not only started the Collegiate wrestling program in 1982-83, but as coach, he led the team to back-to-back state championships in 1988 and 1989. He also served as an assistant coach under one of his former wrestlers, Wortie Ferrell ’88, as the team won a third state championship in 1999. In his eight-year tenure at Collegiate, Mr. Pate was named Coach of the Year three times. Several former wrestlers from Collegiate were on hand for the induction. Congratulations, Coach Pate!
Ethan Ruh ’18
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TWO BASKETBALL PLAYERS REACH 1,000-POINT MILESTONE Tierra Morris, senior point guard on the Collegiate girls’ varsity basketball team (No. 10), scored her 1,000th point against Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, making her the fourth girl in Cougar basketball history to reach the milestone. She joins Dominique Meeks ’09, Annie Hawthorne ’14 and Anna Wilson ’16. Tierra will continue her basketball career at Gettysburg College in the fall.
Collegiate senior forward Jack Wyatt, a member
of the boys’ varsity basketball team since the 201516 season, also scored his 1,000th point. He joins Rick Wiltshire ’64, Sanford Boisseau ’68, Gus Collier ’70 and Jake McGee ’10 in the 1,000-point club. Jack will play basketball for Hampden-Sydney College in the fall.
COLLEGIATE TO HOST
U SA BASKE T BAL L CAM P Collegiate will host the 2018 USA Basketball Richmond Boys Regional Camp on Aug. 4-5. The camp, the first to be hosted in the mid-Atlantic region, will provide an opportunity for boys 10-16 years old to learn from USA Basketball-licensed coaches. Del Harris, Collegiate School’s Head Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach
VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM HAS BEST SEASON
IN 45 YEARS
and Program Leader (pictured at right), will serve as the lead coach for the camp and direct about 30 volunteer coaches from around the region. Collegiate athletic trainer Shannon Winston will serve as the camp’s lead trainer. “To have USA Basketball come to Collegiate is an honor, and this is a great opportunity to invite the Richmond community to our campus,” he said.
The 2017-18 team finished 21-6 and played in the Prep League finals against Trinity Episcopal School, which won the title.
SPRING 2018 SOCCER 18-3-2
All-LIS: Julia Edwards ’20; Maisy Fling ’18; Maggie Fralin ’20; Kate Johnston
All-Prep: Dorsey Ducharme ’18 (#2 singles, #1 doubles); Shaan Kapadia ’19 (#5 singles);
’19; Kaitlyn Sanderson ’19
Scott Phillips ’18 (#1 singles, #1 doubles, Prep League tournament MVP); Charlie Willard ’19 (#6 singles) All-State: Ducharme ’18 (First Team); Phillips ’18 (Player of the Year, First Team) Coach of the Year: Karin Whitt
LIS Runner-up // VISAA Champion LIS Coach of the Year: Rob Ukrop All-State: Edwards ’20; Fling ’18; Fralin ’20; Johnston ’19; Marianna McComb ’21; Sanderson ’19
Prep League Champion // VISAA Champion
All-LIS: Bailey Andress ’19; Madison Flinchum ’20; Avery Freeman ’18;
Two Collegiate girls’ tennis players, Helena Huff ’21 and Sophie Mitchell ’19, received awards from the Richmond Tennis Association in February recognizing their commitment and dedication to the sport. Helena received Most Improved Player Honors and Sophie received the Sue Cain Award for sportsmanship.
Claire Powell ’18 All-State: Andress ’19; Flinchum ’20; Powell ’18 (First Team); Freeman ’18 (Second Team)
BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
LIS Runner-up // VISAA Runner-up
2nd in Prep League // VISAA Semifinalist All-Prep: Trey Boll ’20; Travis Reifsnider ’18; Lew Rice ’19;
Michael Stewart ’20 All-State: Reifsnider ’18 (First Team); Rice ’19 (Second Team)
BOYS’ LACROSSE 14-8
3rd in Prep League // VISAA Quarterfinalist
All-Prep: Andrew Cooke ’18; Jack Piland ’19; Joe White ’18 (Co-Player of the Year); Garrett Wilson ’18 All-State: White ’18 (First Team); Cooke ’18 (Second Team) Prep League Sportsmanship Award (shared with St. Christopher’s School)
GIRLS’ LACROSSE 11-10 LIS Runner-up // VISAA Quarterfinalist
All-LIS: Maggie Bostain ’20; Caroline Hall ’18; Rachel Lifson ’19; Harper Zaun ’18 All-State: Bostain ’20 (First Team); Lifson ’19 (Second Team)
5th in Prep League // 6th in VISAA
All-Prep: Liam Bellamy ’20; John Diemer ’18; Will Neuner ’22; Johnny White ’20 (1st in 4x800) All-State: Kitchy Hyman ’21 (First Team, 1st in shot put); Bellamy ’20, Diemer ’18, Neuner ’22, White ’20 (Second Team, 2nd in 4x800); Thomas Graeber ’18 (Honorable Mention)
GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD 2nd in LIS // VISAA Runner-up
All-LIS: Izzy LeBey ’18 (1st in 3200); Emily Mendelson ’18 (1st in 300 hurdles); Elyse Cram ’21, Mohini Johri ’19, LeBey ’18, Maddy Watkins ’19 (1st in 4x800); Sadie Woodhouse ’20 (1st in shot put) All-State: Mendelson ’18 (First Team; state champion in triple jump; most valuable field events); Eliza Stone ’22 (First Team, state champion in high jump); Mendelson ’18 (Second Team, 2nd in long jump, 2nd in pole vault); Woodhouse ’20 (Second Team; 2nd in shot put); Kathryn Sutherland ’22 (Second Team; 2nd in 3200); Cram ’21, Johri ’19, LeBey ’18, Watkins ’19 (Honorable Mention, 3rd in 4x800)
3rd in Prep League // Tied for 4th in VISAA All-Prep: Hunter Milligan ’21
Collegiate earned the Prep League Sportsmanship Award for 2017-18.
Liam Bellamy ’20
Jack Montague ’18
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Maisy Fling ’18
Maggie Bostain ’20
Collegiate girls' soccer and boys' tennis teams each won their respective VISAA state title in 2018.
Scott Phillips ’18 was a finalist for the 2018 Richmond Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR NAMED TO VISAA HALL OF FAME Collegiate School Athletic Director Karen
Doxey was elected to the 2018 Class of
Associate Athletic Director in 1990 and
the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic
began serving as Co-Athletic Director in
Association Hall of Fame. She, along with
1999 — a position she held until being
four other individuals, was honored at the
named Athletic Director in July 2013. She
Hall of Fame Banquet in April 2018.
said it’s an honor to be recognized by her
peers and also to have an opportunity to
Mrs. Doxey’s coaching and athletic
Mrs. Doxey was named Collegiate’s
leadership career in Virginia spans nearly
coach such wonderful young athletes.
40 years. She started her career at Norfolk
Academy before coming to Collegiate in
me,” she said. “I’ve had so many kids that
1987 to teach health and physical education
have gone on and done really well as people,
and coach varsity field hockey and lacrosse.
as captains of their teams in college and
She was head coach of both sports for more
in their professions. What has been so
than a decade before shifting her focus
rewarding has been seeing them do so well.”
“Along the way, the kids have taught
solely to field hockey.
On May 2, Joe White ’18 became the first player in Virginia history to reach 400 career points in a game against Benedictine College Preparatory. He scored two goals and two assists to reach the milestone. Joe will continue his playing career at Penn State University in the fall.
Claire Powell ’18
Emily Mendelson ’18
C O LLEGIATE NA MED S A FE SPORTS 1ST T E A M S C H O O L Collegiate earned recognition from the National Athletic Trainers' Association and was named a Safe Sports 1st Team School — a designation granted to leaders in sports safety who serve as model communities concerned with their student-athletes and their care.
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LOWER SCHOOL GRADUATION
June 1, 2018
Debbie Miller, Head of Lower School, handed out certificates to 116 4th Graders at the Lower School Graduation on June 1, 2018. “As this class makes its way across the bridge, I can’t wait to see what new, unexpected adventures await them,” she remarked.
1. Aashna Gupta beams as she strides into the graduation ceremony. 2. Caroline Benjamin accepts her certificate from Head of Lower School Debbie Miller. 3. Alex Yu processes into the Seal Athletic Center. 4. Reid Campbell looks sharp for graduation. 5. Head of Lower School Debbie Miller shares her thoughts on the Class of 2026. 6. Rita Taylor walks into the ceremony with her classmates. 7. Lower School faculty members look on withÂ pride. 8. Zach Jarvis is officially a rising 5th Grader. 9. Graduates recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL FINAL EXERCISES
June 1, 2018
AWA R D S
Middle School faculty choose recipients.
HUGH H. ADDY AWARD
ADELINE COWLES COX MUSIC AWARD
Piano - Isabella Lee Strings - Dâ€™yan Robinson Band - Amanda Tan
Harry Shaia 1
CHORAL MUSIC AWARD D.A.R. CITIZENSHIP AWARD
Jay Seevers Zehma Herring
Olivia Fairlamb Grant Armstrong
Isabella Lee LANGUAGE AWARDS
Latin - Catherine Horner and Will Neuner French - Madie Vincent and Will Neuner Spanish - Maggie Bowling and Will Porter Chinese - Kate Riopelle and Jack Hill
Alice Hallock Hugh Williams
FERNEYHOUGH ENGLISH AWARD
SUE H. JETT AWARD
Natalie Ford ART AWARD
Anju Natarajan Dylan Robinson 3
Catherine Horner DANCE AWARD
JOHN P. COATES ENGLISH AWARD
Joshua Warner 38 SPARK
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWARD
HIGHEST ACADEMIC AVERAGE - 8TH GRADE YEAR
Lauren Handley Ian Quindoza
Alice Hallock Mason Chapman
Isabella Lee Will Neuner
HIGHEST ACADEMIC AVERAGE - FOUR YEARS
John Cheek Ella McDaniel
Isabella Lee Joshua Warner
Cassie Buxbaum Isabella Lee Joshua Warner
1. Patrick Brennan shakes hands with Head of School Steve Hickman. 2. Angelo Parker prepares to hear his name called. 3. Dance teacher Stacy Dudley hugs award winner Lauren Handley. 4. Joshua Warner receives the John P. Coates English Award from Mr. Coates. 5. Brock Smullen strides across the stage after earning his certificate. 6. Isabella Lee receives the first of several awards. 7. SCA co-chair Jay Seevers reflects on his class and the 2017-18 school year. 8. Graduates get ready to receive their certificates. 9. Head of Middle School Charlie Blair congratulates Lena Bullard.
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Congrats to the Class of
HEREâ€™S TO YOU, COUGARS EN J O Y TH IS LO O K B A C K AT Y O U R S ENIOR YEAR!
Not too many months ago, we began the 2017-18 school year. As always, the anticipation and excitement were evident from opening week. â€Ś We were filled with lofty expectations. I believe we would all agree that our high hopes were not misplaced. We have had an outstanding year and much of the credit goes to the Class of 2018. They have led well, and I thank them for a job well done. Class of 2018, we send you off with great hope and confidence to move us forward. We do so with much excitement and love.
â€“ Steve Hickman, Head of School
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Upper School Commencement
UPPER SCHOOL cOMMENCEMENT May 25, 2018
AWARDS GIVEN AT COMMENCEMENT GREENBAUM AWARD - VALEDICTORIANS Highest four-year academic average
Emily Yue and Taylor Ryckman ROSEMARY MEDAL Caroline Hall
E. ANGUS POWELL AWARD David Hugo CHARLES F. WILTSHIRE CITIZENSHIP AWARD Brett Oney JOHNEL TATE POFFENBERGER AWARD Emily Mendelson LOUISE MATTERN COLEMAN AWARD Avery Freeman
DR. MARTHA E. KOLBE AWARD Ashray Namala
HONORS ASSEMBLY AWARDS Recipients, who were selected by Upper School faculty and administrators, were honored on May 23, 2018.
HARVARD PRIZE BOOK AWARD Jensen Richardson ’19 WELLESLEY BOOK AWARD Laura Fairlamb ’19
JEFFERSON BOOK AWARD Matthew Barbieri ’19 Eliza Goggins ’19 BROWN BOOK AWARD Will Hutchins ’19 Maddy Watkins ’19 DARTMOUTH BOOK AWARD Virginia Kauders ’19 Stephen Laming ’19 MALCOLM U. PITT, JR. SERVICE AWARD Caroline Campos ’18 CIVITAN HONOR KEY Lauren Brizzolara ’18 VIRGINIA COURTNEY SIMPSON AWARD Anika Prakash ’19 ELIZABETH BRYSON POWELL AWARD Wescott Lowe ’18 WILLIAM & MARY LEADERSHIP AWARD Annie Mahoney ’19
HELEN MOON SENIOR ENGLISH AWARD Zach Bostic ’18 Madeline Smith ’18 SENIOR CREATIVE WRITING AWARD Olivia Dimond ’18
1. Co-valedictorian Taylor Ryckman finishes his address to the Class of 2018. 2. Upper School Head Patrick Loach hands co-valedictorian Emily Yue the Greenbaum Award. 3. Caitlin Allocca lines up with her fellow graduates-to-be. 4. SCA co-chairs Kieran Cottrell and Lee Kennon lead the recession. 5. The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients were Janet Jarman ’85 and Jay DeVoe ’82. 6. Lizzie Turner and Tyler Tunstall revel in the festivities. 7. Head of School Steve Hickman presents Dorsey Ducharme with his diploma.
CHARLOTTE STEVENS JUNIOR ENGLISH AWARD Natasha Makarova ’19 Charlie Willard ’19 BRITTEN SENIOR MATH AWARD Scott Phillips ’18 Emily Yue ’18
2 THALHIMER SENIOR FRENCH AWARD Jane Carlton Gremer ’18 Taylor Ryckman ’18 SENIOR SPANISH AWARD Ashley Eastep ’18 David Hugo ’18 SENIOR LATIN AWARD Ashray Namala ’18 SENIOR CHINESE AWARD Ellie Angle ’18 Emily Mendelson ’18
PERROW SENIOR HISTORY AWARD Spencer Lyons ’18 Madeline Smith ’18 MARGARET DANIEL SENIOR SCIENCE AWARD Emily Yue ’18 OSBORNE SENIOR SCIENCE AWARD David Hugo ’18 DR. TAPAN HAZRA SCIENCE AWARD Avery Schebell ‘20
HIRSCHLER SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD Charlie Willard ’19 ENGARD SENIOR ART AWARD Izzy LeBey ’18 Meade Spotts ’18 JAKE MACNELLY SENIOR ART PURCHASE AWARD Sponsored by the Class of 1990
Haley Kellam ’18 Madeline Smith ’18 SCOTT HARDEN SENIOR PERFORMING ARTS AWARD Ashray Namala ’18 Emily Yue ’18
CAROLYN LEVEY MUSIC AWARD Georgia Vaughan ’18
1. Thomas Graeber soaks it all in. 2. Ashray Namala receives the Dr. Martha E. Kolbe Award. 3. Chelsie Cheon heads to the stage. 4. Caroline Hall receives the Rosemary Medal. 5. Alex Hartmann reaches out for a fist bump. 6. Alumni Association president Beth Flippo Hutchins ’88 congratulates Alex Smith ‘65 on the renaming of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award in his honor. 7. Family members enjoy Commencement. 8. The Class of 2018 files out.
OSBORNE MUSIC AWARD David Hugo ’18
WEBB SENIOR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Caroline Hall ’18
THESPIAN AWARD Olivia Dimond ’18 Turner Wood ’18
JACOBS SENIOR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD T Brewer ’18
TECHNICAL THEATER AWARD Ashray Namala ’18
REED SENIOR ATHLETIC AWARD Avery Freeman ’18
DANCE AWARD Ellie Angle ’18 FRANCES LEIGH WILLIAMS JOURNALISM AWARD Bailey Andress ’19 Olivia Dimond ’18 Jane Carlton Gremer ’18 Lee Kennon ’18 Elizabeth Klevana ’19 Emily Mendelson ’18
OUTSTANDING SENIOR ATHLETE AWARD T Brewer ’18 RICHMOND TIMESDISPATCH/SPORTS BACKERS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD Caroline Hall ’18 Scott Phillips ’18
JESSICA EDEN JOSEPH ’18 NOV. 17, 1999-MAY 26, 2018
Jonah Joseph accepts his sister’s diploma.
ollegiate senior Jessica Eden Joseph, who battled colon cancer for nearly two years, died May 26, 2018. At age 17, she was diagnosed, and immediately became an advocate for early detection and awareness. Jessica showed deep compassion for others up until the day she passed. Whether it was donating her hair to Locks of Love at age 5, working with special-needs children or volunteering with seniors at Beth Sholom Home, she always cared more about the well-being of others than herself. Jessica was a member of Congregation Beth Ahabah and was active in BBYO. A straight-A student at Collegiate, she especially loved anatomy and art. Jessica would have graduated with honors, and planned to pursue pre-med to become a surgeon like her grandfather, a dream she had since childhood. She had a deep love for children and enjoyed spending time with her Kindergarten buddy, as well as volunteering for open gym. She fought hard to make it to her high school graduation from Collegiate, the day before she died. Jessica was a loving daughter to Jonathan Joseph and Susan Wysoki; and a loving sister to Jordan Joseph ’15 and Jonah Joseph ’20, who accepted and presented her high school diploma
to her. She also loved and was loved by her husband, Caleb Shaw. She is survived by her grandfather, Jay Joseph; aunts, Jackie and Maureen; and cousins, Lauren, Justin and Brandon. This excerpt from Jessica’s college essay offers a glimpse into this remarkable young woman’s spirit and the inner strength she summoned in the midst of her devastating disease: “When I look deeper, being a survivor really means I woke up and made it one more day. It means I’m lucky. There are others who don’t wake up. Am I just better than them? Did they do something wrong? They didn’t wake up and I did so I am a survivor. Every day I fight physically and mentally. It’s exhausting. Sometimes I want to quit, and then I see someone else fighting an even harder battle and I find the strength inside to keep going. I see the world differently. I never asked to see it this way, but now that I do, I’ve learned to appreciate what I have. Being a survivor means I continuously carry the hardships I face. It means I continue to make more memories, happy and sad, but all worth it.” 45
Libbie Alexander Thomas Graeber Haley Kell Jack Mairs Maya Pavan Vaden Reid Travis Reifsnider Georgia Vaughan
Daniel Patterson Dusey Hyman
Catherine Alexander Ellie Angle Laine Beckler David Hugo
Claire Wilson Dorsey Ducharme Vivian Xu Steele Viverette
Haley Kellam Duncan Owen Tierra Morris
Brad Cornell Logan Little Polly Sommers Zach Thomas
Nichole Gould Owen Scher
Gabbie Spurlock Will Thexton Harper Zaun
Kenya Minor Ashray Namala
Winston Sisk Meade Spotts Nick Stepanian Jack Wyatt
Claire Thalhimer Garrett Wilson
Jane Carlton Gremer Izzy LeBey
â€™18 Anna Catherine Martin Helen Stoever
Hayden Gee Scott Phillips Sam Roberts
Caroline Baber Caroline Hall Robertson Reed Somers Wilton
Sarah DuBose Austin Tyner Charlie Willingham Lauren Brizzolara
Amy Kaplan Will Reid Lila Donahue
QiuQiu Dempsey Addison Ratchford Caitlin Allocca Andrew Cooke Connor McGloin Ted Phillips Grace Stratford Ben Tavenner
Alex Hartmann Mack Murray
Charlie Bugg Carson Groce-Wright Emily Mendelson Madison Oâ€™Neil
Savanna Ellis Caroline Campos Catherine Clark
Evan Clark Carson Coulbourn Hannah Feder Kate Ferrell Spencer Gorsline Wescott Lowe Sean McHugh Frances Melvin Jack Montague Brett Oney Annie Ryan
Helen Boyd Andrew Ciszek John Diemer Katie Fleming Lee Kennon Matt Kollmansperger Liza Miller Sid Negus Ned Schutt Andrew Scott Tyler Tunstall Eva Whaley
Mohith Dhillon Ashley Eastep Maisy Fling Avery Freeman Ethan Ruh Madeline Smith
Freddie Saint Attending university in the U.K. Maya Mehta Laney Reed Hayden Vassey
2 0 1 8 GRADUATES W ITH COUGAR L INEAGE
1. Alex Hartmann with mother Eva Morgan Hartmann ’88 2. Austin Tyner with cousin Scott Tyner ’07, aunt Ashley Tyner ’94 and father Ward Tyner ’91 3. Catherine Alexander and Libbie Alexander with mother Stella Alexander ’85 and aunt Libbie Crane ’89 4. Caroline Hall with father William Hall, Jr. ’86 5. Grace Stratford with sister Kelsey Stratford ’16, grandmother Catherine Carson Stratford ’60 and father Al Stratford III ’85 5
6. Vaden Reid with mother Lee Wallace Reid ’88 7. Charlie Bugg with father Joe Bugg ’82 8. Sarah DuBose with uncle Clay Hilbert ’92, mother Emily Hilbert DuBose ’89 and sister Millie DuBose ’16 9. Brett Oney with mother Emily Baskerville Oney ’89 and aunt Anne Bruce Baskerville Ahearn ’87 10. Claire Thalhimer with father Stanton L. Thalhimer ’82
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1. Duncan Owen with aunt Meda Barnes ’89, father Duncan Owen ’86, aunt Frances Coleman ’92, uncle Clay Coleman ’89 and uncle Robert Owen ’90 2. Hayden Gee with mother Shelia Carreras Gee ’87 and sister Madelyn Gee ’15 3. Haley Kellam with brother Reed Kellam ’15, mother Sarah Goode Kellam ’87 and uncle Eddie Goode, Jr. ’85 4. Frances Melvin with aunt Teresa Alvis Given ’82, uncle Kevin Alvis ’84 and mother Lindsey Melvin ’88 5. Dusey Hyman with father Christian Lee Hyman ’79, sister Emma Hyman ’17 and mother Elizabeth Andrews Hyman ’83 1
6. James Geho with cousins Harrison Geho ’14 and Berkeley Geho ’17, aunt Linda Martin Geho ’82, uncle Moncure Geho ’83, sister Ellen Geho ’11, father Frank Geho ’79 and brother Franklin Geho ’09 7. Logan Little with father Lloyd Little ’76 and sister Gray Little ’13 8. Robertson Reed with brother Larus Reed ’16, father Charles Reed III ’83, grandfather Charles Reed, Jr. ’50 and uncle John Reed ’85 9. Steele Viverette with father William Viverette ’85 and sister Courtney Viverette ’13 10. Ned Schutt with father Chris Schutt ’87 and uncle Marshall Schutt ’98
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1. Jack Mairs with father James D. Mairs ’74 2. Liza Miller with uncle Bill Christian ’78, mother Elizabeth Miller ’80 and uncle Mike Christian, Jr. ’73 3. Katie Fleming with brother Rives Fleming ’14, sister Ellie Fleming ’16, aunts Martha Moore ’75, Kate Fleming Parthemos ’71 and Nene Fleming Dougherty ’84 and father Rives Fleming III ’83 4. Meade Spotts with sister Clair Spotts ’15 and father Meade Spotts ’75 5. Rebecca Robins with uncle David Patterson ’85, father Greg Robins ’83, sister Charlotte Robins ’12, mother Susan Patterson Robins ’83, brother Clay Robins ’14 and aunt Missy Compton Patterson ’87
6. Nick Stepanian with sister Megan Stepanian ’16 and father Mark Stepanian ’89 7. Spencer Gorsline with brother Grant Gorsline ’16, father David Gorsline, Jr. ’76, aunt Melanie Gorsline ’74 and brother David Gorsline ’13 8. Ted Phillips with grandmother Susan Materne Benson ’62 and mother Frances Benson Phillips ’87 9. Polly Sommers with mother Sara Maynard Sommers ’80, brother Sam Sommers ’15, sister Sally Sommers ’12 and aunt Catherine Maynard Armstrong ’82 10. Sid Negus with grandmother Lucy Boswell Negus ’55 and sister Kyleigh Negus ’16
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1. Joe White with aunt Ann Bowers Steele ’88, aunt Alston Goodwin Williams ’85, uncle Mark Williams ’81, mother Frances Williams White ’85, brother William White ’16, sister Anna White ’12 and brother Dyson White ’11 2. Owen Scher with uncle Jon Scher ’80 and father Charley Scher ’83 3. Mack Murray with mother Sarah Morano Murray ’89 and uncle Trip Morano III ’87 4. Jack Wyatt with father John Wyatt ’88, aunt Sally Wyatt Roddey ’82, uncle Russell Wyatt ’80 and cousin Helen Roddey ’16 5. Georgia Vaughan with cousin Morgan Dykshorn ’14, aunt Melissa Vaughan ’83, sister Liz Vaughan ’15 and father Trip Vaughan III ’79
6. Haley Kell with cousin Frank Mountcastle ’83, great aunt Dean Hotchkiss Mountcastle ’59, grandmother Elizabeth Hotchkiss Cary ’56, mother Taylor Cary Kell ’87, sister Meg Kell ’16 and cousin Anne Mountcastle Rusbuldt ’85 7. Laney Reed with cousin Larus Reed ’16, uncle Charles Reed III ’83, grandfather Charles Reed, Jr. ’50 and father John Reed ’85 8. Thomas Graeber with brother McClain Graeber ’16 and father Jeffrey Graeber ’79 9. Kate Ferrell with cousin Wortie Ferrell ’88, sister Alex Ferrell ’16, grandmother Dorothy Ewing Ferrell ’57 and father Will Ferrel IV ’87 10. Somers Wilton with father Barry Wilton ’73 11. Daniel Patterson with cousin Charlotte Robins ’12, uncle Greg Robins ’83, aunt Leigh Compton Shobe ’83, mother Missy Compton Patterson ’87, father David Patterson ’85, cousin Luke Kiczales ’17, aunt Susan Patterson Robins ’83 and cousins Clay Robins ’14 and Rebecca Robins ’18
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YEARLONG LOOKBACK 1. The final Convocation for the Class of 2018 2.-5.The special bond seniors have with their Kindergartners
1. M iss Adelaide in the fall musical, Guys and Dolls 2. International Emerging Leaders Conference presentation 3. IELC participants sharing stories with Lower Schoolers 4. Pep Rally silliness 4
1. Last Brunch for senior girls 2. One of fallâ€™s music concerts 3. Senior boys at Feast of Juul 4. A model math modeling team
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1. Reflecting at Lessons and Carols 2. A magical Pageant 3. Writerâ€™s workshop with Whitfield lecturer, Saturday Night Live comedy writer Nick Kocher
1. Chinese New Year celebration 2. Questions for a guest speaker 3. Members of the senior Capstone class, The River, visiting the James 4. Acting in the winter play, Impulse
1. M r. Loach speaking at the faculty-senior breakfast 2. P erforming in the spring play, Proof 3. R elaxing at the facultysenior breakfast 4. S peaking French with our partner school visitor
1. Walking across campus during a snowstorm 2. International Emerging Leaders - Asia class visiting China 3. International Emerging Leaders - Americas students arriving in Mexico
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APRIL 1. Prepping for the Annual Art Walk 2. Chatting at the Cum Laude dinner 3. Spring dance concert 4. Gardening with the Kindergartners
1. Senior Capstone members presenting at the Sarah Garland Jones Center 2. Seniors and their dogs (and goats) 3. Receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at the Honors Assembly 4. One last time with the Kindergartners 5. A memorable Commencement
FRIENDS SINCE FOREVER
20052018 In the Class of 2018, there are 87 seniors who have attended Collegiate since Kindergarten. We photographed just some of these lifelong friends who demonstrate that no matter how much they have grown and changed, the strong bonds they formed as 5-year-olds and 6-year-olds still remain.
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Carson Coulbourn & Helen Stoever
Ethan Ruh & Owen Scher
Sarah DuBose & Caroline Hall
Anna Catherine Martin & Kate Ferrell
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Olivia Dimond & Nichole Gould Ned Schutt, Spencer Lyons & Logan Little
Maya Mehta & Wescott Lowe
Emily Mendelson & Katie Fleming
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ALUMNI NEWS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS
Two Collegiate graduates were honored at this year’s Commencement, one for her professional excellence and one for his service to the School. Alumni Association President Beth Flippo Hutchins ’88 presented the awards on May 25, 2018. Excerpts from these tributes were written by Robin Ashworth ’85 and Weldon Bradshaw.
Janet Jarman ’85 with her parents, Larry Jarman and Pat Jarman
Janet Jarman ’85 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
t is often said among photojournalists, the best pictures augment
written stories. In Janet Jarman’s case, the pictures are the story.
development issues, Janet and her husband eventually relocated to
In an industry overwhelmingly dominated by men, Janet has
Mexico, where she began her foray into micro-storytelling, focusing
cultivated tenacious professional grit and solid storytelling instincts
on a long-term documentary approach to the struggles of one young,
to push for meaningful and sometimes risky assignments that have
immigrant Latina girl and her garbage-gleaning, migrant family
become defining aspects of her work.
over the course of nearly two decades.
As a staff photographer for the Miami Herald in the early 1990s,
After earning a graduate degree in environment and
The resulting project focused attention on U.S.-Mexican border
her coverage of Haiti documented devastating street violence, fueled
issues. Marisol gave a name, a representative face and human
by political instability and Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s early rise to
significance to an otherwise dehumanizing political phenomenon.
dominance. But her work in Haiti also captured the spirit and color of
That project, which she presented to students during Collegiate’s
a vibrant, resilient culture with surprising intimacy and compassion.
Centennial Celebration, garnered her a spot in the highly respected TEDx talks.
Within the last year, Janet filmed Con Madre, a short
the preservation of indigenous traditions associated with
documentary feature commissioned by Every Mother Counts,
childbirth and the intimate, vital relationships of midwives
an international organization founded by model and activist
among their communities.
Christy Turlington, which champions the critical need for
appropriate medical care for women all over the world.
of traditional photojournalism, Janet demonstrates a clear
National Geographic.com selected that project for its short
ability to meet the challenges of an evolving industry. Beyond
simply leading, she uses her platform to draw attention to
issues that demand consideration and, by extension, demand
Recently, Janet was awarded a prestigious, highly
Though already a consummate professional in the realm
competitive MacArthur Fellowship grant to produce a
our attention and concern.
in rural, southern Mexico. The work further highlights
For these reasons, we honor her as the 2018
critically important reproductive health care among women,
Jay DeVoe ’82 with his sister Mary Garner DeVoe ’79, mother Mary Bruce DeVoe ’56 and wife Amy DeVoe
The Award for Outstanding Service was renamed the Alex Smith Alumni Service Award in honor of Mr. Smith, a member of the Class of 1965, who served his alma mater for 47 years as a teacher and coach, and later as Vice President of Development.
Jay DeVoe ’82
ALEX SMITH ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD
his year’s recipient of the Alex Smith Alumni Service Award
has immersed himself in the life of Collegiate School. He
and community building. It’s about loyalty and teamwork. It’s
has served on the Alumni Board and as a class agent, telethon
about morale. And it’s about paying forward the many gifts he
caller and reunion volunteer and host.
received when he was a student.
He’s a long-time member of the chain gang at varsity
With Jay, it’s all about connections, enduring friendships
While Jay has given freely of his time and talents, he’s
football home games and, as one of the renowned, culinarily-
done so with absolutely no expectation of credit or recognition.
talented “Three Amigos,” he’s spent countless hours behind
His reward has been and will always be the satisfaction of
“Grillzilla,” sharing in the preparation of creative and tasty
making those around him better and making Collegiate better.
fare for myriad Collegiate functions.
In all that he has done, Jay DeVoe has honored Collegiate.
Jay DeVoe’s service to Collegiate has always been a labor
of love. His smiling countenance, positive attitude and abiding
The recipient of the 2018 Alex Smith Service Award is
Jay DeVoe, Class of 1982, and we honor him.
devotion to his family, friends and alma mater reflect the joy with which he goes through every day of his life.
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ALUM SHARES VISION, SPONSORS VISITOR
n April, Collegiate alum Kemp Gouldin ’98 met with two groups of students interested in social entrepreneurship and social change — the Middle School Changemakers Club and the International Emerging Leaders – Asia Capstone
class for seniors — to share his vision for a charitable organization he established in Egypt several years ago called Because Baseball. Through Because Baseball, Mr. Gouldin and his team are teaching the sport to citizens of all ages in Cairo to build bridges among families, communities and cultures. In addition, he talked with students about his career developing software technology that translates Arabic and about working throughout the Middle East. Mr. Gouldin also sponsored the visit to Collegiate of one of his Because Baseball coaches, Waleed Abo-Elnour, who serves as the P.E. Lead Teacher at New Generation International Schools in Cairo. During his month-long stay, Mr. Abo-Elnour assisted with coaching Collegiate’s varsity baseball team, explored all aspects of the School’s athletic, physical education and coaching programs, and visited classrooms. He shadowed Athletic Director Karen Doxey, Associate Athletic Director Andrew Stanley and other members of the athletics staff. He spent most of his afternoons with head varsity baseball coach Andrew Slater, assisting at practices. “I’m having fun with the kids,” Mr. Abo-Elnour said. “Maybe they haven’t heard anything about Egypt except seeing pictures from the news. It’s the same for me. I’m here to learn about the U.S. and the people here. And the people are giving me the experience that I am welcome.”
Kemp Gouldin ’98, with Waleed Abo-Elnour (left), established the nonprofit Because Baseball in Egypt to build bridges among families, communities and cultures through the sport.
ALUM-DEVELOPED MEDICAL DEVICE TRAVELS TO SPACE
rivate aerospace company Blue Origin launched its New Shepard space vehicle in December 2017 with a payload that included a medical device to treat
traumatic chest trauma in a zero-gravity space environment. The Evolved Medical Microgravity Suction Device was developed by Collegiate alum Charles Marsh Cuttino, M.D. ’86 and his team at Orbital Medicine Inc. in Richmond. Orbital Medicine was founded to develop and provide health care solutions for the space environment. The Evolved Medical Microgravity Suction Device could assist in treatment of a collapsed lung where air and blood enter the pleural cavity. The payload — which included the device along with a hemothorax simulator — was constructed in collaboration with the Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In the event an astronaut suffers from a collapsed lung in space, he or she must return to Earth quickly for medical treatment with gravity-dependent collectors that will not work in a zero-gravity environment. The Evolved Medical Microgravity Suction Device, however, is able to collect blood in microgravity, and still allows for the suction to continuously inflate the lung and help it to heal. The device is constructed so blood can be collected and transfused into an injured astronaut. The payload test apparatus has a microgravity suction system, collection device and pneumothorax simulator. The apparatus simulates an injured person, and shows how the device removes the air and blood to promote healing. “My hope is that in the future, this type of medical device will be able to save the life of an astronaut, to continue their
Charles Marsh Cuttino, M.D. ’86 (far left) with his team at the launch
mission of exploration,” Dr. Cuttino said. “These types of medical treatment options will be required to explore the moon and Mars.” The Orbital Medicine payload flew onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard system, a space vehicle capable of vertical takeoffs and landings and able to carry hundreds of pounds of payloads per flight. New Shepard is expected to ultimately carry six astronauts to altitudes beyond 100 kilometers, the internationally recognized boundary of space. Orbital Medicine’s suction device technology was selected in November 2015 under a NASA Flight Opportunities Grant and has already flown on parabolic flights with program funding. Previous parabolic flights helped to refine the design and paved the way for the current private test with Blue Origin.
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Liza Jarvis Scott â€™99, who joined the University of Richmond-owned investment firm Spider Management in 2009 with a focus on public equities and real estate, served as keynote speaker for the Collegiate Cum Laude assembly in April. A Cum Laude inductee herself as a student, she offered remarks on her career and how Collegiate instilled in her a love of learning and a desire to achieve.
Karin and Al Stratford â€™85 generously hosted the annual Leadership Giving Society Reception on May 11, 2018. The year-end celebration recognized Collegiate donors who contributed $1,000 or more during the 2017-18 school year. With more than 150 guests in attendance, it was a wonderful night of Cougar camaraderie.
AL UM S PART I CI PAT E I N S T E M PA N E L
Collegiate hosted six local alums for a Women in STEM panel in April to share with Upper Schoolers their experiences, challenges and opportunities in science-, technology- and math-related careers.
Emily Mendelson, a senior at Collegiate (pictured at far right), organized
the panel and worked with Upper School faculty and the Alumni Office to
Collegiate Upper School students gathered in March in the Development Office to fill care packages full of goodies to send to Class of 2017 alums.
connect with female alums who have pursued STEM in college and in careers in the fields of medicine, technology, health care, management and robotics.
The panel featured the following alums (pictured above):
Barrie Miller Sutton ’70 - Assistant Director, Project Management Office (IT Services)
Lauren Siff, M.D. ’02 - VCU Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology Liza Little ’81 - Principal, Partner Relationship Manager, Healthcare Independent Software Vendors at Citrix Ava Gorman ’06 - Senior Scientist at PPD Pharmaceuticals Rachel Burgess ’01 - Principal at Southeastern Institute of Research (SIR) Alexandra Povlishock ’03 - Senior Vice President, Clinovations
The panel format included a question-and-answer session as well as time
for the 30 students in attendance to engage with the alums in smaller groups. Emily was pleased with the turnout and was excited for students who excel in math or robotics to see the connection to other careers.
“I want young women to be confident in themselves,” she said. “The gender
gap in STEM fields is closing and I hope these alumni sharing the challenges they’ve faced will offer insight to everyone here.”
ALUMNI EVENTS SAVE THE DATE!
HOMECOMING REUNION WEEKEND
5:30-7:30 p.m. - Kabana
Nov. 2 Legacy Lunch for Classes 1915-1967 Noon - Sharp Academic Commons, Craigie Board Room
The Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Jan. 11, 2019, at halftime of the Collegiate School boys’ varsity basketball game versus St. Christopher’s School in the Seal Athletic Center.
Nov. 2 Oyster Roast 6-8 p.m. - Tuckahoe Plantation
Nov. 3 Class of 1968 50th Reunion Lunch 11:30 a.m. - Sharp Academic Commons, Craigie Board Room
Nov. 3 Homecoming Game (Collegiate vs. St. Christopher’s School) 1 p.m. - Grover Jones Field
Nov. 3 Parties for Classes ending in 3 and 8
PAGEANT LUNCH Noon - Sharp Academic Commons, Craigie Board Room
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NEW YORK REUNION
Collegiate Cougars gathered at The Palace Hotel on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
1. Ken Marschke, Meredith Hurst ’02, Teo Mendez ’01 and Buddy Carter ’08 2. Ellen Marsteller ’08 and Moore McMahon ’74 3. Carolyn McCandlish ’03, Taylor Beck ’03, Elsa Kaminsky ’04, Kevin Sutherland, Pam Sutherland, Brenna Koorse Stone ’03 and Jett Stone 4. Philip Mabry ’07, Stephanie Putter and Kent Covington ’76
5. Radik Kizhnerman, Jennifer Robertson Wilkins ’92, Danny MacNelly ’92, Chris Rivers ’92, Mary Gill Lawson, Estelle Perera ’92, Sarah Corcoran ’92 and Lewis Lawson 6. Kristen Williams, Joaquin Matias, Jon Scher ’80 and Charley Scher ’83 7. Michael Parker, Ellen Taylor Sisson ’72 and Ginny Reynolds Parker ’76 8. Tyler Brownell, Maddie Jecklin ’11, Betsy Mastropieri ’09, Ian Hartz ’08, Sarah Rose ’11 and Brooks Jung ’09 9. Wes Butler ’10, Angela Shi, Amy Matson ’10, Gracie Verkamp and West Cuthbert ’10
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Ginny Reynolds Parker ’76 hosted Collegiate alums at her home in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
Back Row: Lauralee Glasgow Allen ’03, Chip Weismiller, Shep Lewis ’96, Stuart Carr Weismiller ’69, Beth Jacobs Appel ’98, Alexandra Meade Codraro ’95 and Jennifer Robertson Wilkins ’92. Front Row: Laura Holmes ’71, Ginny Reynolds Parker ’76 and Michael Parker
WASHINGTON, D.C. REUNION On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Collegiate alums met at the Metropolitan Club.
1. Anne McCormack Jones ’79 and Freeman Jones 2. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, Sally Sommers, Will Coor, Carter Reifsnider and PJ Melnick (all ’12) 3. Claire Gentil, Lina Scott, Molly Bance Shepherd and Anne Larimer Hart (all ’06) 4. Lauralee Glasgow Allen ’03, Conner Gentil ’03 and Claire Gentil ’06 5. Josh Raine, Liza Carter, Bayley Wood, Ali Moore, Courtney Viverette and Hans Prakash (all ’13) 6. Steve Hickman, Beth Flippo Hutchins ’88, Joe Brennan ’78, Jennifer Robertson Wilkins ’92 and Kimi Das ’86 7. Claiborne Haw ’12, Shep Lewis ’96, Liza Carter ’13, Tosh Bance ’07, Ramsey Carter ’08 and Charlie McFall
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CLASS NOTES 1933
Williams Fowlkes Miller, writes, “My mother,
Peggy was raised in Ginter Park, attended
Rives Fowlkes Carroll, daughter of Elizabeth
to talk with anyone with respect, warmth
DIED: Margaret Ellett Guy on Jan. 30, 2018.
at age 101, is living at Whitney Center, a
retirement home in Hamden, CT. Her early
athletic training at Collegiate holds her in good
School, went to
stead. She recently stopped her daily swims to
the disappointment of those who marveled at
for Girls, where
her beautiful and graceful strokes. Her prowess
at pingpong and pool have made her a resident
champion. She continues to be a favorite. As
one nurse said, ‘I wish I had 20 more like her.’”
Award; then graduated from Hollins College,
where she was
DIED: Mary Nolde Foster on Feb. 6, 2018. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, she was a graduate of Collegiate School for Girls and Hollins College. Throughout her life, Mary was a dedicated community volunteer. She was a former member on the Board of Trustees of The Virginia Home and also Collegiate School for Girls. A talented flower arranger, she was a member of The Boxwood Garden Club of The Garden Club of Virginia
a member of “Freya.” She was a member of Monumental Episcopal Church, where she was married, after which she joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A lover of classical music and European travels with her husband, she was a member and past President of the Antiquarian Society of Richmond. She was also a member of the Tuckahoe Garden Club of
friendships. She considered herself shy, but was fiercely outspoken when defending her family or anyone she felt was treated unfairly. She loved to travel, especially to visit friends and family. She gave her time widely and deeply to the Groton Music Association, Charlottesville Oratorio Society, Dolly Madison Garden Club, Albemarle Garden Club, Fort Orange Garden Club, Albany’s Downtown Daycare Center, Charlottesville’s Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Friday Morning Club in Albany, Upper Saranac Lake Association, and the Church of the Ascension on Upper Saranac Lake. She is survived by her three children, Edie Patterson (Bob), Anne Sheerin (Joel Kolker) and Charlie Sheerin; and six grandchildren, Isabel Patterson, Rob Patterson, Merrill Shoup, Ella Shoup, Jeff Kolker and Adam Kolker.
DIED: Barbara Sloan Kelly on Jan. 18, 2018.
Westhampton, the Woman’s Club, The Country
As a senior at Collegiate School, she was chosen
Club of Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society,
by her peers to play Madonna in the annual
Historic Richmond and the Virginia Museum
pageant, one of the highest honors a senior
of Fine Arts. She was the daughter of Grace
girl can receive.
Horgan Ellett and Dr. Charles Ashley Ellett,
Barbara was also
now deceased. She also was preceded in death
voted “Best All-
by her husband, Briscoe Baldwin Guy. She is
Around” by her
survived by her son, Briscoe Baldwin Guy, Jr.;
senior class. She
and her daughter, Margaret Ashley Ellett Guy.
DIED: Edith Parrish Barton Sheerin on Jan.
and a former Chairman of Historic Garden
23, 2018. She attended Collegiate School for
Week in Virginia. Mary was the daughter of the
Girls and graduated from Miss Porter’s School
late Henry Adam Nolde and Josephine Black
and Wellesley College. In 1952, she married
Nolde. She was also preceded in death by her
Charles W. Sheerin and began her journey
husband of 62 years, Dr. Merritt W. Foster,
as an independent and graceful clergyman’s
Jr.; and sister, June Nolde Butler ’44. She is
and faculty wife with adventurous stays
survived by her son, Merritt W. Foster III ’69
in Virginia, Massachusetts, New York and
of Richmond; sister, Anna Nolde McKenney of
summers at her beloved Upper Saranac Lake.
Richmond; many devoted nieces and nephews;
Maintaining her own career while supporting
and a special family friend, Pamela Braxton.
Charlie’s, Edith invariably created a loving and lively environment, which sustained her family though all of life’s events. A gracious and charming hostess, she had an innate ability
and humor. Everywhere she created lifelong
College. Her working career began in the Trust Department at State Planters Bank in Richmond and was followed by a short period working on Capitol Hill for a U.S. senator from Virginia. Barbara greatly enjoyed her years working and volunteering at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was the daughter of the late James and Virginia Donnan Sloan and a direct descendant of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Dewitt Talmage, one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States. She is survived by four children, Katheryn Sloan Kelly, Charles
Brian Kelly, Jr., James Kirkpatrick Kelly and
Grace became a school librarian and put her
Elizabeth Kelly Parker (Jeffrey); and seven
husband through law school. She was a member
grandchildren, Benjamin, William, Cabell and
of Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Colette Kelly and Aven, Blake and Carleigh
in Richmond, where she served on the vestry,
Parker. She is also survived by her former
chaired an Altar Guild team for many years
husband, Charles Brian Kelly.
and was active in many other capacities. She
DIED: Dr. Charlie W. Suttenfield on March 29, 2018. After graduating from Collegiate, he earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond, his master’s at Virginia Commonwealth
also loved attending Grace Episcopal Church
in Kilmarnock, when in residence at the river.
Susan Durham writes, “In March, my good
the Daughters of the American Revolution,
friend Diane Wilkerson and I returned from
the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club and Indian Creek
another great Holland America two-week
Yacht and Country Club. She loved her family
Caribbean cruise. (Where else to go in the
and continuously supported the endeavors
winter?) Mostly, we revisited some favorite
and activities of her husband, children and
islands, especially Curaçao, Aruba, St. Thomas
grandchildren. She enjoyed volunteering at the
and Grand Cayman. And we relaxed on the
Massey Cancer Center, where she received the
ship while being totally pampered! Between
Lois Trani award for exemplary service and at
us, in the last months, we’ve successfully
the Episcopal Book Store, where she indulged
come through one eye surgery, two total knee
her passion for her church and books. She is
replacements and a hip revision. We both
survived by her husband of more than 53 years,
managed to recuperate enough that we thought
William G. Broaddus; her daughter, Elizabeth
we could handle another ‘travel experience’
Broaddus Scioscia ’90 and son-in-law, Dr.
(never easy these days, even with my airline
Tom Scioscia and their children, Ashley Grace,
background/travel experiences). And handle it
Colby and Brady; her son, Billy Broaddus ’91
we did! We moved along a little slowly, but we
and daughter-in-law, Erin Binney; her sister,
did it! (We’re sort of like the proverbial turtle:
Ginger Whitehead Chalkley ’66 and husband,
We might be slower than we used to be, but we
Tom; her sister, Betty Whitehead Richmond
get there!! It’s called patience!)
’69 and husband, Rob; numerous nieces and
a nephew, and great-nieces and nephews.
his doctorate at
Grace was a member of the Colonial Dames,
Life here at our wonderful retirement
community, The Cypress Club of Charlotte,
She is also survived by beloved cousins, the
has proven to be just the right timing and
Gruenewald family of Brownsville, TN.
‘happening!’ We both love it here: the lovely grounds, the Clubhouse, our villas and terrific old and new friends! Never knew life could be so easy! We have amazingly got villas next door to each other — easy to help with all this surgery we’ve had.
I am so sorry I had to miss our class
18, 2018. He attended Benedictine High School and graduated from Collegiate and Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a successful businessman. Larry was preceded in
everybody at her house! It was really good to
death by his
hear from some of you afterwards, filling me in!
I appreciated that so much. Let me know if you
get down to Charlotte. That would be a treat!
And carpe diem!”
Vincent, James and Joseph Moates. He is
DIED: Grace Whitehead Broaddus on Jan. 11, 2018. A graduate of Collegiate, she was a member of the last class to graduate from the downtown
survived by his daughter, Courtney Moates Paulk (Matt); his sister, Theresa Moates Wicker; his brothers, David (Doris) and Johnny; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Suttenfield was a dedicated clinician at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and previously at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Case Western Reserve University. He was an attentive, caring and tirelessly devoted therapist/teacher/mentor. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Charles M. Suttenfield and Jean P. Suttenfield. He is survived by his wife Nancy Dezort Suttenfield; sisters Paige Freeman, Dr. Sally Suttenfield and Ms. Kelley Suttenfield; and sister-in-law Carol Dezort.
DIED: Susan Dorr Pastore on Feb. 7, 2018. Freeman High School and Stratford College.
DIED: Lawrence Anthony Moates on Jan.
to Adrienne Gould Constine for hosting
She attended Collegiate School, Douglas
reunion in Richmond last year. Kudos again
Susan worked as a paralegal for many years. She had a great love for family history and enjoyed many discussions of stories passed down to her. She was a generous soul and shared her talents and treasures with many. She was passionate in life about philosophy, religion, politics and animals of all kinds. Friendship was important to her with many lifelong friends. Susan was very creative, a robust reader, a talented knitter, quilter, needle pointer, weaver and fiber artist. Susan was a past state fair blue-ribbon winner for her handiwork. Her sweaters, vests, socks and quilts were works of art. Susan loved her wonderful Richmond neighborhood friends. She was predeceased by her father, Dr. John N. Pastore; and her mother, Ellen Pastore. She will be missed by her many cousins; and her three beloved cats, Maverick, Milton and Calvin.
school, and of Hollins College.
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Wilson Pickrell “Bill” Patteson III on
Sarah James, who Linda considered to be her
poverty and homelessness for families and
second mother; her good friend, Judy Knauf;
children. We’ve raised $10.1 million of our $15
grandfather, a Rotarian
her friend and caregiver, Shelia Hargrove; and
million goal in about 2 1/2 years. I never thought
and enjoyed golfing and
dozens of friends from her life and work. She
I would be good at raising money!”
travel. Survivors include his
dearly loved her cats, Amber and Madam.
March 7, 2018. Bill was a loving father and
daughter, Margaret Morris; his son, Austin Patteson; four grandchildren; and his girlfriend, Ingrid Jordan.
writes, “I am now semiretired from the yacht sales business, which I entered into some 40-plus years ago. Now living in Boston, MA, and enjoying more free time to take advantage of all the great things the city of Boston has to offer. Still passionate about being involved with track and long distance running, which was instilled in me by my former Collegiate track coach Jim Hickey.”
Anne Margaret Daniel, a literature professor
Sarah Kay writes, “I had a great visit with
at the New School in New York, was invited
Ellie Garnett Ferguson and her husband Ned
to edit F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last complete
in December at their new home in Worthington,
unpublished short stories, published last
MA, near the foothills of the Berkshires. They
year by Scribner. To date, the book has been
moved there from Arlington, VA, in fall 2016
translated into 10 languages and counting, and
after Ned retired from Boeing. We took a day
has been well reviewed around the world. Anne
trip to Woodstock, VT, and Hanover, NH. We
is currently finishing a biography of Fitzgerald
also had snow (unexpected for me) while I
during his Hollywood days in the late 1930s.
Ladies from the Class of 1982 got together
DIED: Susan Virginia Lipsey on Aug.
on April 19 at the home of Kelly Ivey King.
29, 2017. After Collegiate, she attended
In attendance were Sally Wyatt Roddey,
DIED: Linda Gaye Davis Cox on Dec. 28, 2017. After graduating from Collegiate, Linda attended Duke University and worked at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority for more than 20 years. She was an accomplished piano player as well as a ballerina and tap dancer. Linda was preceded in death by her beloved husband,
Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Buffy Scott
Cech, Teresa Alvis Given, Jackie Whitmore,
she graduated in
Mimi McDaniel Ziletti, Linda Martin
1981. Susan was
Geho, Mary Koontz Hayes, Cathy Ratcliffe
a member of St.
Plageman and Henrietta Gwathmey Beightol.
James the Less
the home of Jim Klaus as a location during
She was preceded
filming of the show’s seventh season. “It was a
in death by her
pleasure working with the cast and crew during
parents, Hazel P.
the filming of the five episodes that included
Lipsey and James
my house,” Jim said. “They were very respectful
The Showtime series, Homeland, used
L. Lipsey; and her sisters, Marjorie Lewis
of the furnishings, and always ensured that
Lipsey and “Baby” Lipsey. She is survived by
the house was returned in perfect condition
her two sisters, Sharon Lipsey Drelick ’76
after shooting. I would definitely recommend
and Martha Lipsey Michaels ’74; and nephew,
working with them if they decide to come back
James Ahern Drelick ’11.
to Richmond for the next and final season!”
including her brother, Skip Davis; her nephews
of The Campaign ForKids, the first-ever capital
at Scott and Stringfellow in February 2018.
and nieces, Daniel Davis, Christie Bailey, John
campaign for ForKids Inc., a Hampton Roads
Davis and Jennifer Davis. She is also mourned
nonprofit that works to break the cycle of
James B. Cox; as well as by her parents, Roy and Dorothy Davis; and her brother, Christopher Davis. She is survived by those who mourn her passing,
by many loved ones and friends, including
Marie Achtemeier Finch writes, “I am chair
Alex Cecil was honored with the Impact Award
1. Members of the Class of 1982 gathered at the home of Kelly Ivey King (front). Pictured are (back row): Sally Wyatt Roddey, Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Buffy Scott Cech; (middle row): Teresa Alvis Given, Jackie Whitmore, Miimi McDaniel Ziletti, Linda Martin Geho, Mary Koontz Hayes, Cathy Ratcliffe Plageman and Henrietta Gwathmey Beightol. 2. Sarah Kay ’75 visited with Ellie Garnett Ferguson ’75 at her new home in Massachusetts. 3. Anne Margaret Daniel ’81 edited F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last complete unpublished short stories. 4. The Showtime series, Homeland, filmed five episodes at the home of Jim Klaus ’82.
Randy Reynolds, Jr. was nominated to the Board of the Henrico Police Foundation in May. In addition, he writes, “Reynolds Development is close to completion on the new Virginia Eye building located at 6946 Forest Avenue adjacent to Walmart inside of the Reynolds Crossing development in Henrico, VA.”
provides coursework in moral, pastoral,
was a member of Omicron
sacramental and liturgical theology
Delta Kappa, a prestigious
from the bachelor’s through doctoral
national leadership honor
levels. As part of his teaching mission,
society. While a student
he goes annually to Changanacherry,
at Hampden-Sydney, he
Kerala, South India, to provide
enrolled and completed
licentiate and master’s coursework
the Emergency Medical
in his specialty area of marriage and
Technician course. He
family studies. He is always very
became a firefighter with
happy to welcome the Cougar family to
Rome (and even to India)!
Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT with the
Prince Edward Volunteer
Beth Vetrovec Smith writes, “After years of promising to visit, and sick of the cold Richmond winter, Hylah Boyd Ballowe and I flew down to spend a few warm days with Buffy Gilman Mackenzie and Ross Mackenzie in Jacksonville, FL! We had a fabulous time catching up. Lots of talking and laughing, touring St. Augustine, sunset
cocktails and hanging with her cute boys Stuart
Ellen Turbeville Bonbright and her family
(16) and Cameron (14) and, of course, her cute
visited Elisabeth Arnold Weiss and her family
husband Ross. :) We laughed at how I was
in Palos Verdes, CA, over spring break. The kids
totally sending this in to the Spark news. How
— Hannah, James, Jasmine and Jake had their
is it we really graduated in 1990?”
first sleepover together!
Rescue Squad. While a member of the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, Eric became certified as an EMT-Cardiac Technician and was qualified to operate the agency’s Heavy Rescue truck. He served as both the president and the captain of the Rescue Squad. He was instrumental in the construction of the agency’s new building in 1999. Eric was a longstanding and involved member of the Farmville community. He obtained his law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 2000, graduating cum laude. In his 18-year practice as an attorney, he served
as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
DIED: Eric Amos Tinnell on Feb. 12, 2018.
Edward County. He was qualified to act as a
Rev. Gregory Gresko has been appointed
After Collegiate, he attended Hampden-Sydney
Guardian ad Litem for both adults and children
professor of theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum
College and graduated magna cum laude. Eric
and worked frequently with the Department
from 2005-09 for Fluvanna County and Prince
of Social Services. Eric was appointed as a
of Saint Anselm in Rome, where he
substitute District Court Judge in 2015 for the 10th Judicial Circuit while he maintained
1. Andy Stepanian ’93 and Mason Brent ’97 have a new music project called Leon III and the duo released its self-titled debut album in May. 2. Rev. Gregory Gresko ’88 has been appointed professor of theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in Rome. 3. Beth Vetrovec Smith (left) and Hylah Boyd Ballowe (right) visited Buffy Gilman Mackenzie (all ’90) in Florida. 4. Ellen Turbeville Bonbright ’86 and her family visited Elisabeth Arnold Weiss ’86 and her family in California over spring break.
a private practice. Eric was predeceased by his mother, Frances Randolph Tant Tinnell. He is survived by his father, Lambert Amos Tinnell, his brother Michael (Stephen) Tinnell and wife Angie, his two nephews Matthew and Gavin, and his beloved dogs Cassie, Travis and Amos, Jr. He is also survived by many members of his extended family and devoted friends and colleagues.
Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent ’97
have a new music project called Leon III. The
duo’s self-titled debut album was released May 11, 2018, on Cornelius Chapel Records. The album, a departure from their work with Wrinkle Neck Mules, is being called “poetic” and “wildly inventive” by critics. The album is available on all major streaming services and on vinyl and CD. Learn more at www.leoniii.com, on Facebook at www. facebook.com/leonIIIrd or Instagram @ leonthethird.
CLASS NOTES 79 2
After 15 years in New York City creating
the New York Harbor School and the Billion Oyster Project, Murray Fisher has moved to the country an hour north of New York City. much more time outdoors with their three kids, Grayson (6), and twin boys Alex (2) and Pen
Tim Martin writes, “I was elected
Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County of Augusta in 2015. Recently, United States Attorney for the Western
childhood he had out on Brookview Farm in
District of Virginia. Thomas paid a
Goochland, VA. Professionally, Murray has
visit to my office in Staunton so we
transitioned to the role of Chairman of the
could discuss ways state and federal
Board of the Billion Oyster Project and is pursuing other ways — perhaps in the for-profit world — to engage youth in protecting and
law enforcement can work together to increase public safety. We took some time to reminisce about our days at
restoring the natural world. Rich Minor writes that in late July, “he
will compete on the game show Beat Shazam, hosted by Jamie Foxx. The objective of the game is to identify songs quicker than the other contestants and quicker than the popular app, Shazam. The top prize is $1 million. I’ve worked in radio for over 24 years. Currently, I’m the program director for two radio stations morning show personality here.”
Meredith Diehl on Feb. 14, 2018.
Thomas Cullen ’96 was appointed
(2), as Murray tries to recreate the incredible
in Danbury, CT, as well as the No. 1-rated
BORN: Henry Douglas Diehl to
There, he and his wife Emily are spending
Collegiate and the summers we spent together at Camp Virginia. I’m thrilled
Former Collegiate teacher, coach and administrator Pete Sanders met up with Anne Wesley Gardner Gehring ’97 and Hart Roper ’96 at the International Boys’ School Coalition in Nashville, TN. Pete is headmaster of Memphis University School, Collegiate Head of School Steve Hickman’s alma mater. Anne Wesley is director of Lower School admission at St. Christopher’s School. Hart, who formerly worked at Montgomery Bell Academy, will next year be headmaster of Oak Hill School in Nashville.
for him and for the Western District, as I am confident he will prove to be
that includes 52 counties and 38 cities in the
a tremendous asset. It’s also nice to be able
western half of the Commonwealth. He directs
to skip the relationship building part of the
64 employees, including 25 Assistant United
process and get to work, since we have known
States Attorneys and 39 support personnel.
each other for (gulp!) over 30 years.”
The office also partners with approximately 17 Special Assistant United States Attorneys
from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office and local Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices,
Thomas T. Cullen was confirmed as United
who prosecute federal cases under the office’s
States Attorney for the Western District
BORN: Margaret Louise Dettbarn to Ernie Dettbarn and wife Sarah on Sept. 16, 2017. She is their second child.
supervision. Thomas received his J.D., Order of
of Virginia on March 22, 2018, after being
the Coif, from William and Mary Law School,
nominated by President Donald J. Trump on
and his B.A. from Furman University.
Feb. 27, 2018. He took office March 30, 2018.
As U.S. Attorney, Thomas is the highest-
BORN: Gemma Quinn Ellis to Rob
Ellis and wife Rachel and on Sept. 22, 2017.
ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Virginia, a judicial district
1. Henry Douglas Diehl, son of Meredith Diehl ’95, was born Feb. 14, 2018. 2. M argaret Louise Dettbarn, daughter of Ernie Dettbarn ’94, was born Sept. 16, 2017. 3. A riel Jakob “Koby” Massey, son of Nik Massey ’98, was born Sept. 25, 2017. 4. C ollegiate Cougars Brendan O’Toole ’98, Stephen Lecky ’98, Bryson Powell ’98, Toby Long ’98, Bo Vaughan ’97 and Marshall Schutt ’98 gathered at an annual Easter egg hunt. 5. G emma Quinn Ellis, daughter of Rob Ellis ’96, was born Sept. 22, 2017. 6. J oseph Anderson Janney, son of Mac Janney ’96, was born Oct. 12, 2017.
She is their first child and the family lives in
have the same job, but have been promoted
logistics. She also takes an active role with
internally to Vice President of Development
senior management in executing strategic
and was awarded by the International Council
priorities for the company. Prior to joining
of Shopping Centers to the 40 under 40 list for
Nutriati, Tatum founded Jutatu, a national
2017. Each year we make it back to Richmond
wholesaler of responsibly-sourced, custom jute
for Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends to
handbags and associated accessories branded
spend time at the river house of my dad, Ivor
for women on-the-go who value fashionable
simplicity, their community and their
Joseph Anderson Janney to Mac Janney
and wife Britta on Oct. 12, 2017.
Mason Brent and Andy Stepanian ’93 have a new music project called Leon III. The duo’s self-titled debut album was released May 11, 2018, on Cornelius Chapel Records. The album, a departure from their work with Wrinkle Neck Mules, is being called “poetic” and “wildly inventive” by critics. The album is available on all major streaming services and on vinyl and CD. Learn more at www.leoniii.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leonIIIrd or Instagram @leonthethird.
Boz Boschen writes “I recently joined
McKesson Medical-Surgical as a marketing manager, and am excited to join a growing and fast-paced team. Most recently I was director of digital media at local advertising agency ndp. I have also become involved with Startup Virginia as a marketing mentor and enjoyed participating in their grand opening events surrounding the unveiling of the business incubator space at 1717 E. Cary Street. I’ve
BORN: Clara Morgan Hallett to Matt Hallett and wife Kelly on Nov. 3, 2017. The Halletts live in Washington, DC.
Albert “Tappan” August V to Camp
Goodwin August and husband Tappan on March 9, 2018.
already reconnected with a few Cougars and
Nik Massey writes, “My wife Ilana and I
nurse Laura Hall ’68, continues to enjoy
are still living in Miami. Sadly not too many
retirement and grandmotherhood, with our
Dormuth on October 7, 2017. Courtney
Cougars down here, although I did run into
three kids definitely helping keep her busy.”
McDonald Fain, Lizzie Thompson and
Will Hartwell ’97 on the street the other day
who recently moved to Miami. We had another
Nutriati, an ingredient tech company, as
baby on Sept. 25 of last year named Ariel Jakob
logistics manager. She is responsible for office
Hume Bokinsky and Eric Bokinsky in
Massey and we’re calling him Koby. I still
administration and managing the value chain
former Capital One colleagues. My mother,
MARRIED: Laura Johnson to Adam
Tatum Gallienne Nolde joined
Suzanne Smith Stovall served as bridesmaids. BORN: Madelyn Ford Bokinsky to Carol
1. Clara Morgan Hallett, daughter of Matt Hallett ’99, was born Nov. 3, 2017. 2. Albert “Tappan” August V, son of Camp Goodwin August ’99, was born March 9, 2018. 3. Laura Johnson ’01 married Adam Dormuth on October 7, 2017. 4. Madelyn Ford Bokinsky, daughter of Carol Hume Bokinsky and Eric Bokinsky (both ’01), was born in December 2017. 5. Emily Jane Greendyke, daughter of Carter Judkins Greendyke ’01, was born Dec. 18, 2017. 6. James Harrison Culp, son of Julie Heiner Culp ’01, was born Oct. 13, 2017. 7. Andrew Gregory Washo, son of Mary Catherine Williams Washo ’01, was born March 27, 2018.
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1 December 2017. Eric finished his residency in May and got his first job as a dentist.
Andrew Gregory Washo to Mary Catherine
Williams Washo and husband David on March 27, 2018. He joins big brother Mikey.
James Harrison Culp to Julie Heiner Culp
and husband Jason on Oct. 13, 2017. James joins his brother John, who is now 3.
Carter Judkins Greendyke writes “Emily Jane
Greendyke was born Dec. 18, 2017. She surprised us arriving five weeks early, but is strong and growing. We are settling into life as family of four. I’m still teaching high school Spanish. We get to see my sister,
Meredith Judkins ’05 lots and we enjoy play dates
with the other ’01 Cougars who live in the city and
1. James Joseph Martin and Penelope (Penny) Claire Martin, twins of Liz Longo Martin ’02, were born Dec. 18, 2017. 2. As part of Missy Chiles & Exebelle, Missy McGurn Chiles ’03 released an EP, About A Horse, in December 2017. 3. Elliott Gray Farrell, daughter of Stuart Farrell ’03, was born Feb. 7, 2018. 4. Storey Mills, daughter of Laura Martin Mills ’02, was born Dec. 22, 2018. 5. Ryan Ferguson Schilling ’02 married Kylee Ruth Ponder on Dec. 30, 2017. 6. David Scott “Tripp” Cheatham III, son of Morgan McCrocklin Cheatham ’03, was born Nov. 22, 2017. 7. Sarah Latham Moore ’03 married Erik Jensen Cumming on Aug. 26, 2017. 8. Robert Tolley Goodwin, son of Peter Goodwin ’03, was born Feb. 9, 2018.
Meaghan Enright continues to be actively
involved in disaster recovery in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands. After back-to-back Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island in September 2017, she became involved with multiple organizations active in relief. She currently serves as Executive Director of Love City Strong (www.lovecitystrongvi. org), a grassroots nonprofit organization committed to supporting the health and well-being of the most vulnerable members of the St. John community. She also continues to handle community relations for Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation (www.loveforlovecity.org).
MARRIED: Ryan Ferguson Schilling to Kylee
Ruth Ponder on Dec. 30, 2017. Cougars in the wedding party included Kathryn Cooper Schilling ’03 (bridesmaid) and Jeffrey Scott Gottwald (groomsman).
BORN: Storey Mills to Laura Martin Mills and
husband Brian on Dec. 22, 2018.
James Joseph Martin (6 lbs., 4 oz.) and Penelope
(Penny) Claire Martin (5 lbs., 4 oz.) to Liz Longo Martin and husband Jimmy on Dec. 18, 2017. The twins join big sister Julia (3 years old).
In December 2017, Sarah Shulman Lantz ’03 took her 15-month-old son James to the Children’s Museum of Richmond and enjoyed the Collegiate exhibit. Pictured from left to right are Sarah, James, her brother Matt Weber and his fiancée Nicole Barr (both ’10).
Jamie Whitten Montgomery was named the new head coach for the University of Richmond women’s field hockey program in February. She joined the Spiders after spending last season as an assistant field hockey coach at Wake Forest University.
Missy McGurn Chiles is part of Missy
Chiles & Exebelle, an Americana alt country rock band that draws inspiration from Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels, among many others. The band recorded its EP, About A Horse, in May 2016, and released it in December 2017. MARRIED: Sarah Latham Moore to
Midlothian about two years ago now and love
excited to finally be settling down after many
our new neighborhood. We are excited that
years of medical training.”
Caitlin Kelly Dillon will be moving to the
neighborhood this summer with her husband Zach and son Wyatt.”
MARRIED: Bryce Andrews Carter to
BORN: Robert Tolley Goodwin “Bobby” to
Alexandra Bennett Early on June 3, 2017.
Peter Goodwin and wife Cara on Feb. 9, 2018.
Christopher Will Cosby served as a reader.
He joins big sister Eberly.
Elliott Gray Farrell to Stuart Farrell and
BORN: Elizabeth “Libbie” Brady Manson
to Michael Manson and Lauren Brady
wife Mary on Feb. 7, 2018. She joins big brother
Manson on Aug. 30, 2017.
Thomas and sister Sillers.
Elizabeth “Libby” Bowman Feinberg to
Katelyn Bowman Feinberg and husband Alex
MARRIED: Meredith Ann Newton to Daniel
Alan Tamagni on July 29, 2017. Cougars in the
Reutinger Croce and husband Craig on March
on Jan. 8, 2018. Marjorie “Maisie” Grace Croce to Emily
wedding party included Dr. Palen Powelson
Erik Jensen Cumming on Aug. 26, 2017, in
Mallory, Dr. Kasey Johnson Archer and
Longmont, CO. The wedding party included the
Dr. Daniel Newton and Scott Newton ’12
McGurn Mason and husband Trey on
bride’s father, William B. Moore III ’71.
(brothers of the bride).
Oct. 19, 2017.
Morgan McCrocklin Cheatham writes,
Palen Powelson Mallory writes, “Our
“David Scott Cheatham III, going by Tripp,
family is moving to North Carolina! I will
was born Nov. 22, 2017. His older sisters,
be joining the Duke Pediatric Critical Care
Zoe and Tessa, are great with him! I am still
division as an attending physician and my
working at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis
husband Bryan has accepted a vice president
as both an adult hospitalist and pediatric ER
position with Duke University Hospital. We are
Evelyn “Evie” Jean Mason to Gracie
MARRIED: William “Dixon” Snukals to Alexandra Lee Couch on March 18, 2017, at Duke University Chapel in Durham, NC. Billy Oden and Hunter Phillips served
physician. Scott and I moved to Hallsley in
3 1. Elizabeth “Libby” Bowman Feinberg, daughter of Katelyn Bowman Feinberg ’05, was born Jan. 8, 2018. 2. Elizabeth “Libbie” Brady Manson, daughter of Michael Manson and Lauren Brady Manson (both ’05), was born Aug. 30, 2017. 3. Caroline Cannon ’06 married John Arthur Martin on June 17, 2017. 4. Evelyn “Evie” Jean Mason, daughter of Gracie McGurn Mason ’05, was born Oct. 19, 2017. 5. Marjorie “Maisie” Grace Croce, daughter of Emily Reutinger Croce ’05, was born March 3, 2018. 6. Bryce Andrews Carter ’05 married Alexandra Bennett Early on June 3, 2017. 7. William “Dixon” Snukals ’06 married Alexandra Lee Couch on March 18, 2017. 2 5
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1. Mason Davis ’06 married Steven Wright on Jan. 6, 2018. 2. Virginia Flournoy Layfield ’07 married Sean Patrick McAndrew on Jan. 20, 2018. 3. Maggie Glasgow ’10 married Grayson Negaard on Nov. 11, 2017. 4. Genevieve Costello ’06 is pictured with her parents and her brother Joseph before he embarked on his own study abroad in Madrid in fall 2017. 5. Margaret Betts McGurn ’07 married Ralston Collins King on Dec. 2, 2017. 5
Caroline Cannon to John Arthur
Virginia Flournoy Layfield to Sean
and my adopted family since living across
Martin on June 17, 2017. Bridesmaids
the pond — Phoebe, Yas, Becky, André, Lucy,
Patrick McAndrew on Jan. 20, 2018. Virginia
included Ellen Munson Krifman, Katie
Charlotte, Eline, Joe Joe and cousin Aidan.”
is the daughter of the late Julia Williams
Carter and Lauren Boswell.
Megan Jessee Holley, screenwriter
Layfield ’70 and Gaylon Layfield III ’69.
Mason Davis to to Steven Wright on Jan.
of the critically acclaimed film Sunshine
Cougars in the wedding party were Elizabeth
6, 2018. Cougars in the wedding party included
Cleaning, shadowed Lesli Linka Glatter,
Walker Layfield ’09 (maid of honor); and
Sarah Tashjian Peebles (matron of honor) and
Homeland’s executive producer and director, for
Megan Jessee Holley ’06, Elizabeth Cooper
Ginny Wortham ’03 (bridesmaid).
a month when the show filmed in Richmond.
Jessee ’09, Carly Golliday Robertson, Claire
She watched how Lesli blocked out a scene,
Margaret Gentil ’06, Stephanie Thomas
share that having completed my master’s in
worked with the director of photography and
Ross and Caroline Terry Turner.
arts and cultural at University of Amsterdam
talked to the actors. She told the Richmond
in 2016, I have since been awarded the
Times-Dispatch, “She set the tone and moved
Illuminating the Arts in the fall 2017 issue of
Leverhulme Magna Carta Doctoral Scholarship
everybody toward her vision. But she was also
Spark, writes, “The show I’m in off-broadway
by Royal Holloway, University of London in
open to collaboration. She said over and over
[Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at
March 2018. I am excited and honored to be
that she was striving for a sense of authenticity,
a Certain School of Magic & Magic] actually
able to conduct full-time doctoral research
not forcing an actor to move in a way that
got funding and was filmed professionally and
between the Media Arts Department and
didn’t feel natural to them.”
shown in movie theaters across the country
Genevieve Costello writes, “I wanted to
Information Security Group on my project titled Communities of Care for Technofeminist Futures: Exploring Narratives of Social Reproduction and Vulnerability in Concepts of Security. In addition to my theoretical dissertation, I am creating a children’s fantasyfiction radio program for early childhood feminism within the scholarship theme of digital citizenship! My research abroad in The Netherlands and the UK have been made possible by the great support of my parents, Paul and Josette, brothers, Patrick and Joseph,
MARRIED: Margaret Betts McGurn to Ralston Collins King on Dec. 2, 2017. Cougar alums in the wedding party included Betts Wiltshire McGurn ’71 (mother of the bride), Virginia McGurn Chiles ’03 and Gray McGurn Mason ’05 (matrons of honor), Meredith Clarke Ascari and Bonnie Beth Zimmer Bedell (bridesmaids) and Caroline Terry Turner (reader).
Zac Moon, who was featured in Alumni
via Fathom Events on May 9 and 12 (with the potential for future dates as well). It will also be available for digital download later in the year.”
George Bokinsky will finish his
stint in the U.S. Navy at the end of this summer as a lieutenant after completing the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate program. He is looking to move out West and continue his education.
Angel Morin, Jr. on Dec. 24, 2017.
April 2018, as a senior at Georgetown, titled,
MARRIED: Lauren Wesley Hyslop to Juan
MARRIED: Maggie Glasgow to Grayson Negaard on Nov. 11, 2017. Lauralee Glasgow Allen ’03, Gracey Glasgow Duthe ’08, Abigail Glasgow ’14, Natalie Glasgow ’17, Addie Gottwald and Carson Strange Smith ’11 served as bridesmaids.
the excitement in the people that attend our
Abigail Glasgow published her first book in La Vie en Femme. The book explores how the socialization of gender molds the lives of women. In this collection of personal stories, Abigail explores common occurrences, family dynamics,
part of fostering understanding and acceptance toward an often-neglected population.”
Landon Nott went on a mission trip to Haiti
systemic phenomena and other narratives
with other students from the University of
through the lens of her experience as a woman.
South Carolina, including Jack Fallon, during
From sex work to suicide, she questions social
their spring break 2018.
expectations and gender norms in an effort to paint an empathetic picture of humanity.
Her honest and upfront approach aims to
Jasmine Turner was one of Elon University’s
understanding. As a result, readers might just
2018 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients
learn how to see the other side — perhaps a
who were recognized on April 14. The honorees
story they are unfamiliar with or a truth they
include young alumni who have achieved major
have never faced.
professional success, serve as difference-makers
shows is incredible. I am so thankful to be a
capture and challenge the reader’s previous
Alex Britto writes, “After graduating, I decided to take a year away from school in an attempt to gain a wider array of self-knowledge. Essentially, I was looking to find out what types of activities I lose track of time during, or where I am enjoyably engaged and thus,
happy. One field, that I am sure my classmates
Anna Morgan writes, “Since my first year of
the aesthetically pleasing kind. I began
college, I have been part of the student group,
deconstructing and reassembling Air Jordans,
Accessible Theatre Project (formerly Autism
specifically the Air Jordan 1. I decided to call
Theatre Project), which partners with theaters
my brand Zen Customs. I released a few shoe
to put on sensory-friendly performances for
designs and launched a website, along with
individuals with autism and other disabilities
Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts for
and their families. We received a grant last
the brand. Recently, I have begun to transfer
fall to work on and publish our research and
my shoemaking skills to make modified Levi’s
presented that this spring. I am the community
denim jackets. You can find out more about Zen
outreach chair, so I communicate with our
Customs at zen-customs.com, on Instagram
community partners, theaters, families and
@zencustoms, on Facebook @Zen Custom
Ann Catherine Bokinsky graduated with a
schools about our shows and opportunities. It is
Sneakers and on Twitter @zen_customs. Also
degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia
so incredible being able to offer such a wonderful
feel free to contact me about anything, related to
Tech last spring.
and typically inaccessible opportunity to people
fashion or not, at email@example.com.”
in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.
Christopher Risch released a short
documentary in January about the preservation of Stadium Woods. Visit YouTube and search Preserve Stadium Woods to view it.
Peyton Spivey graduated from Denver
College of Nursing in March 2018, and returned to Richmond to work at VCU Medical Center in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
could guess my interest in: shoes, specifically
who genuinely enjoy and benefit from it. Seeing
1. Alex Britto ’17 has started a custom sneaker company, Zen Customs. 2. Abigail Glasgow ’14 published the book La Vie En Femme by New Degree Press in April 2018. 3. Landon Nott ’16 went on a mission trip to Haiti with other students from the University of South Carolina.
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I N MEMOR IAM Our condolences are offered to these members of the Collegiate family.
C. B. Robertson, Collegiate School Life Trustee, died Jan. 27, 2018. A longtime supporter of Collegiate who cared deeply about the School, his involvement at Collegiate spanned five decades.
Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Martha
Luck Robertson; and children, Anne Preston Farmer ’76 (Neil ’74), C. Broocks Robertson IV ’79 and Martha Gregory Bowden ’82 (Marshall); and grandchildren, Will Farmer ’05 and Molly Farmer ’08 and Ned Bowden ’10, Harrison Bowden ’12 and Clay Bowden ’16. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Robertson Morgan of Red Oak, Virginia. He is predeceased by his parents, Clarence Broocks Robertson, Jr. and Annie Clay Robertson.
Susan Virginia Lipsey ’76, sister of Sharon Lipsey Drelick
Margaret Ellett Guy ’46 died Jan. 30, 2018.
’76 and Martha Lipsey Michaels ’74 and aunt of James Ahern Drelick ’11, died Aug. 29, 2017.
Carlton E. Wilton, Sr., father of Peggy Wilton Larmore ’73, died Jan. 31, 2018.
Linda Gaye Cox ’71 died Dec. 28, 2017. Barbara Reece Robinson, mother of Middle and Upper Mary Louise Fergusson, mother-in-law of Lower School
School guitar teacher David Robinson, died Feb. 5, 2018.
Chinese teacher Xin-Yi Fergusson and grandmother of Ted Fergusson ’12, Vivien Furgusson ’14 and Jane Fergusson
Mary Nolde Foster ’40, sister of June Nolde Butler ’44 and
’17, died Jan. 10, 2018.
mother of Merritt W. Foster III ’69, died Feb. 6, 2018.
Grace Whitehead Broaddus ’60, sister of Ginger
Susan Dorr Pastore ’69 died Feb. 7, 2018.
Whitehead Chalkley ’66 and Betty Whitehead Richmond ’69 and mother of Elizabeth Broaddus Scioscia ’90 and
Eric Amos Tinnell ’93 died Feb. 12, 2018.
Billy Broaddus ’91, died Jan. 11, 2018. Calvin “Buddy” Wilson, father of 4th Grade assistant Lynne Willoughby Gage Ellis Meyns Adams, mother of Elizabeth
Tulou, died Feb. 24, 2018.
Adams ’11 and Charlotte Adams ’14, died Jan. 16, 2018. Dolores Skinner Tuohey, wife of James Michael Tuohey, Barbara Sloan Kelly ’51 died Jan. 18, 2018.
Sr. ’80, died March 1, 2018.
Lawrence Anthony Moates ’66 died Jan. 18, 2018.
William Pickrell “Bill” Patteson III died March 7, 2018.
Edith Parrish Barton Sheerin ’48 died Jan. 23, 2018.
Jacqueline Holmes Darr, mother of Susan Darr ’89 and William Darr and mother-in-law of Berkeley Darr ’92, died
Brenda G. Vaughan, grandmother of Vaughan Syer ’15 and Virginia Syer ’17, died Jan. 28, 2018.
March 16, 2018.
Paul O’Connor, Jr., husband of the late Carolyn Ann
James Allen Pruitt, Jr., father of 1st Grade teacher Sarah
Morris O’Connor ’81 and father of Jane Mallory
Pruitt Smith and grandfather of Walker Smith ’24 and
O’Connor ’10 and Katherine McQuillan O’Connor ’12,
William Smith ’26, died May 2, 2018.
died March 23, 2018. Virginia Tyree Woodward, former faculty member and Mann Quarles Brown, Jr., husband of Elizabeth Bramble
mother of R. Carey Woodward, Jr. ’80 and John W.
Brown ’52, father of Lisa B. Elliott, father-in-law of William
Woodward ’84, died May 2, 2018.
R. Elliott ’69 and grandfather of Colin M. Elliott ’09 and Andrew B. Elliott ’11, died March 28, 2018.
John Donald Bruch, father Business Office staff member Susan Trenkle, died May 8, 2018.
William L. Chandler, Jr., father of Neil Chandler ’94, died March 29, 2018.
Maria Amparo Polomares Nunez, mother-in-law of Physical Plant Department custodian Lourdes Rodriguez,
Dr. Charlie W. Suttenfield ’68 died March 29, 2018.
died May 13, 2018.
Richard Tylden Mosby, grandfather of Taylor Mosby ’26
Dr. Raymond Stanley Kirchmier II, father of Dr. R.S.
and Cheney Mosby ’29, died March 30, 2018.
Kirchmier, Jr. ’80 (Zorina), Lynn Kirchmier Melnick ’81 (Paul) and Patrick H. Kirchmier ’83 (Cathy ‘84)
Garland Waddy Garrett, husband of Cornelia “Connie”
and grandfather of Ray Kirchmier ’08, Fleet Kirchmier
Whittet Garrett ’61 and father of Christopher Garland
’10, Brooke Kirchmier ’11, Cameron Kirchmier, Ava
Garrett, Caroline Bache Garrett ’96 and Leete Parker
Kirchmier and Emmy Kirchmier; Kathleen Melnick ’10,
Garrett ’97, died April 2, 2018.
PJ Melnick ’12 and Jimmy Melnick ’16; and Mackenzie Kirchmier, Claire Kirchmier and Patrick Kirchmier ’17,
Vivian M. Jackson, mother of Upper School Associate
died May 18, 2018.
Director of College Counseling and Upper School Counselor Liz Jackson, died April 2, 2018.
Jackie Atiyeh, mother of Wes Atiyeh ’84, Karen Atiyeh Stephens ’80, Benita Atiyeh Miller ’76 and grandmother
Pace Mahood Fonville, father of P. Mahood Fonville, Jr.
of Andrew Atiyeh ’23, Carter Stephens ’09, Thomas
’88 (Walker ’88), Stacy Tyler McNeely ’90 (Grady) and
Stephens ’11 and Anne Miller ’16, died May 17, 2018.
Charlie T. Fonville ’93 (Emily ’90); and grandfather of Lucy Fonville, Pace Fonville, Avery Fonville and Josie Fonville, Ella McNeely ’22, Grayson McNeely ’25 and Clara McNeely ’27 and Reed Fonville, Annie Fonville and LuLu Fonville, died April 15, 2018. Mary Sue Strupe Neal, mother of William H. Neal III ’73, died April 17, 2018. Robert Lee Crump, brother of Lower School custodian Ernest Crump, died April 18, 2018. Mamie S. Wallace, mother of Physical Plant Department administrative assistant Cherylrena Watts, died April 25, 2018.
Grace Whitehead Broaddus ’60 Linda Gaye Cox ’71 Mary Nolde Foster ’40 Margaret Ellett Guy ’46 Barbara Sloan Kelly ’51 Susan Virginia Lipsey ’76 Lawrence Anthony Moates ’66 Susan Dorr Pastore ’69 William Pickrell “Bill” Patteson III ’69 Edith Parrish Barton Sheerin ’48 Dr. Charlie W. Suttenfield ’68 Eric Amos Tinnell ’93
Grace Charlotte Atkins, mother of former Director of Choral Music Lynn Atkins, died March 13, 2018.
Please note: These notices were received as of May 31, 2018. The In Memoriam section is taken from printed obituaries. Please contact our office if the information is incomplete. The information included is compiled from our database, which is continuously updated. To submit a condolence, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASS NOTES 87
A TEACHERâ€™S TAKE
SPARK SITS DOWN WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
IVES FLEMING ’83 HAS TAUGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL AT COLLEGIATE FOR 29 YEARS. His Collegiate roots run
HOW HAS COLLEGIATE CHANGED DURING YOUR TENURE? I think Collegiate is really good at trying to stay ahead of
deep, as his mother, Mary Pease Fleming, taught at the
the curve so we keep our edge and keep ourselves being a
Town School. “That’s where the connection started,” he said.
successful school, a great school. I think we’ve done a nice job
His birth announcement also appeared in The Match as he
of getting bigger. I’m not sure what the numbers were when
was the fifth child in a family of girls. “There were four girls
I was in Kindergarten or when I was first teaching here,
already ahead of me at Collegiate, so I was brought in for
compared to what they are now, but it’s obviously a much
Show and Tell,” he said. Mr. Fleming talks about teaching
bigger place. I think we do a good job of balancing that out.
Middle Schoolers, what makes him proudest and how much he enjoys a good Brunch, the annual performance that 11th Grade girls stage to honor the senior girls.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE YOUR STUDENTS TAKE WITH THEM WHEN THEY LEAVE YOUR CLASSROOM? Hopefully, they are better prepared to handle what’s coming
WHAT MAKES TEACHING AT COLLEGIATE SO SPECIAL?
in their life, be it 6th Grade math or whatever it is. I don’t
The thing that stands out to me about Collegiate is the
love the word empowerment. It’s so trendy. Independence
community, the people here and the way we look out for
might be a slightly different take on it.
each other. The vibrancy of the people who work here and go to school here brings a real dynamic energy that makes
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
it exciting. There are just so many great ideas and so many
When I see the kids come back. That’s a proud moment. As
motivated, passionate people. It’s not just the teachers. It’s
a 5th Grade teacher, it is harder to feel as though I am part
the students, too. You’ve got great kids here doing great
of the finished product. That is more of an Upper School
things. And I love the independent school model, at least the
thing because they’re closer to becoming adults. But I feel
Collegiate model. It’s not just academics. It’s a whole person
like I didn’t mess them up. I’m part of a chain that’s keeping
experience and Collegiate always stresses character as No. 1.
them in a good direction, building them into what they are. Occasionally, you have those kids for whom you really make
WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY?
a difference. When I’m teaching and I see kids’ academic
Every year on Parents’ Night I say, “Here’s my teaching
breakthroughs or that they are excited about things and
philosophy.” My teaching philosophy is I think kids get better
I see them leave my class with confidence that they didn’t
at things by doing them rather than me talking about them.
have before, that feels really good. You know it’s been a great
And then I think it’s got to be a little bit fun. Kids have to
experience for them and that to me is what we’re here to do:
be engaged and it has to be fun for them. Those are the two
Help them and and make it a great experience for them.
things I always try to use in my teaching.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT COLLEGIATE? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGIATE TRADITION?
The people and what we’re about. To me it would be hard
As a girls’ basketball coach, one of the big traditions I always
to work somewhere if you didn’t totally believe in what it’s
find to be the most fun is Brunch. As a male faculty member,
about. I’ve lived it as a former Collegiate student, which
that’s honestly my favorite because the girls get to turn it
hopefully broadcasts to the people I’m teaching. It’s just great
loose. I love to see kids when they are as unfiltered as they
to get out there and connect with people.
can be but they are not doing anything bad. They are just having a lot of fun and being successful. It’s great when they are in charge. And I think Brunch is when they are the most in charge.
Senior Polly Sommers rides off to new adventures.