JOHN BURROUGHS SCHOOL
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A 94-Year Friendship
Eric Newman ’28, a student at Burroughs on opening day in 1923, remained connected to the school throughout his life. Burroughs has lost a dear friend and link to its past. Eric P. Newman ’28, an eighth grader on the school’s first opening day 94 years ago (October 2, 1923), died on November 15, 2017. He was 106 years old and had remained closely connected to the school throughout his life. A NEW SCHOOL, A PROGRESSIVE IDEA
In 1921, Eric and his parents and sister moved to the Clayton home where Eric lived most of his life. His father, a surgeon, and his mother, a musician and writer, filled their new home with books. Their neighbors also were well educated and shared their educational values. Two families who lived nearby, the Stixes and the Eisemans, were among a small group of parents who were founding a new school. Another neighbor, Louise Goddard, planned to enroll her four children in the school. Conversations in the neighborhood often drifted to the school that was about to open. The founders were aware of a new spirit in education that stimulated children — boys and girls alike — to intellectual endeavors. As one of the founders, J. Lionberger Davis, wrote in 1922, “We have a fundamental need in St. Louis for a progressive, yet balanced, secondary school which will offer to our boys and girls opportunities for self government, whether they come from homes of rich or poor, provided they are willing and anxious to learn to think and eager to serve.” “My parents began talking to our neighbors and considered whether I belonged at the new school,” said Eric in a 2002 interview. “Of course, I didn’t know
Opening Day October 2, 1923
“When we arrived at the school in 1923, the building was not finished. We were handed shovels and wheelbarrows and told to shovel dirt to finish the sewer lines. But generally speaking, the original building, with its stucco, was bright and new and beautiful.”
I didn’t realize the goal of progressive education. I was just a guinea pig that was going to absorb whatever was handed to me. And what was handed to me made my life so exciting that I’ve never gotten over it.”
The Math Curriculum
Profile: Maddie Brandt ’11
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ERIC P. NE WMAN ’28
anything about it one way or another. I just went blindly into what was thought to be something new. I was interested in practically everything and had no specifics as to what I wanted to do.” So, with his mother’s encouragement, Eric left the public school that he attended and enrolled at Burroughs. He and most of the other students caught the storied No. 04 streetcar, bearing the sign in front: “Special: John Burroughs School.” It would take them past open fields in
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the country, past the village of McKnight, to the narrow blacktop country lane, Price Road. Eric was one of 75 students who would be taught by a faculty of 10 led by Wilford Aikin, a former professor of education at the University of California who had come to Burroughs from Scarborough-on-Hudson School in New York. ERIC NEWMAN ON ...
Dr. Wilford Aikin, the first head of school (1923-35) “The teachers and the principal were highly regarded educators who were committed to the progressive idea of education. They looked forward to working with a group of good students,” said Mr. Newman in 2002. “I was never much involved with Wilford Aikin. Everyone was scared to death of him because he was very strict and his word was law. We knew it was better to behave and stay out of his jurisdiction, and just to follow orders. He lived with his family in a lovely house on the grounds, and he devoted his efforts to seeing to it that our teachers gave us everything they could. He was revered and avoided.” Leonard “Gov” Haertter, who arrived at Burroughs as a teacher/coach in 1926 and then served as head of school from 1935 to 1964 “Mathematics was easy for me, and, fortunately, after a year or so, my class was taught by Leonard ‘Gov’ Haertter, who taught it superbly. I certainly wanted to follow him to the extent that I could. So he became my good friend for as long as he lived. “Mr. Haertter was always very nice to me and encouraged me in every way. He also coached, and although I wasn’t much of an athlete, he encouraged me to try to be athletic. Gov didn’t much care how incompetent we were. He just said, ‘Keep on playing.’ It wasn’t just about winning; it was to enjoy sportsmanship and competition on a fair basis. We were fully aware that physical exertion and a good long sleep were stimulating to our classroom attention.” Athletics “The rivalry in athletics was always great with Country Day School [now MICDS] in particular. Our classes were so small that practically everybody was on the team. We did our share of losing for the first number of years, because we were half boys and half girls in a class; and so when there were 25 in the class or something like that, we had a very, very small population. Finally, we won a game or two by virtue of good training, a little luck and using our brains. We were very proud of our occasional victory.” AFTER BURROUGHS
After graduating from Burroughs, Mr. Newman earned an engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932 and a law degree from Washington University in 1935. He then joined the St. Louis law firm of Taylor, Chasnoff and Willson. In 1939, he married Evelyn Edison ’37. A few years later (1943), he left private law practice and joined Edison Brothers Stores, rising to senior vice president in 1968. He retired in 1987 and became president of the Harry Edison Foundation, serving in that role until 2005. Mr. Newman’s interest in coins developed early, when his grandfather gave him a copper-nickel Indian Head penny minted in 1859. A New York Times article (November 16, 2017) referred to that penny as Mr. Newman’s “first numismatic inspiration, a doorway to the past that took a boy from St. Louis into a life of curiosity, travel and adventure and made him one of America’s most distinguished authorities on the art and history of coinage and paper money.” Mr. Newman authored more than 100
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Collector and Scholar Eric Newman’s coins told of America’s history Eric P. Newman ’28 in 2015
“To anyone who imagines that numismatists are hopeless romantics searching for coins in shipwrecks, musty attics and old curiosity shops, Mr. Newman was a composite antithesis: the author of books and scholarly articles and a consummate intellectual with an encyclopedic memory, a passion for history, the instincts of a relentless detective and the sharp eye of a trader in antiquarian treasures.” The New York Times November 16, 2017
books and articles, principally in the field of numismatics, and established the Newman Money Museum in St. Louis. He also was a member of The Explorer’s Club, and he and Mrs. Newman traveled to more than 150 countries. Both directly and through his role in the Eric P. & Evelyn E. Newman Foundation, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, the Harry Edison Foundation and the Edison Family Foundation, Mr. Newman supported the creation of St. Louis institutions such as the Butterfly House, The Magic House and the Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University, as well as many of the concepts and events conceived by his wife. The Newmans remained connected to Burroughs throughout their lives, and many members of the Newman/Edison clan attended the school. “Among the themes that were ever-present in my dad’s life was an appreciation of Burroughs and a desire to give back to the school in whatever ways he could,” says Mr. Newman’s son, Andy Newman ’62. The elder Mr. Newman served on the school’s Board of Trustees from 1957 to 1960 and as a non-trustee member of the Board’s Investment Committee from 1979 to 2012. In 1992, Mark Vittert ’65 honored Mr. Newman by establishing the Eric P. Newman Prize, which supports a junior’s visit with a prominent American of the student’s choice. When given naming rights to the student gathering place completed in 2014, the family opted to call it simply “The Commons.” The auditorium in the new science, technology and research building was named for Mr. Newman. The school offers condolences to Mr. Newman’s family including his son; daughter, Linda Newman Schapiro ’59; grandchildren, two of whom are Dan Newman ’87 and Tony Newman ’88; and many great-grandchildren four of whom are Latrece Booker ’11, Gregg Booker ’14, Christopher Booker ’16 and Nicholas Booker ’18. He was preceded in death by Evelyn, his wife of 75 years, in 2015.
ALUMNI CONNEC TIONS
Seen and Heard at Assembly
Men t or ing
Learning from The Pros Students and young alumni are often looking for perspective from people who are successful in their prospective fields of interest. In its alumni and parent body, Burroughs can offer them a robust network of professionals working in hundreds of industries with just as many job functions. To connect the students/young alums with professionals who can help them, the College Counseling Department has compiled a Mentoring Handbook. The student body, faculty and staff start their school day together in morning assembly. The head of school, students and teachers share school news, enjoy musical performances, laugh at skits or studentproduced videos, voice their thoughts about what’s happening at Burroughs and in the world, and hear from outside speakers.
In his introduction of high-tech entrepreneur Sam Altman ’03, Head of School Andy Abbott said, “I would wager that every entrepreneur in America would give her or his right arm for five minutes with Sam Altman, and we’re going to get him for almost an hour.” Business Club leaders William Howlett ’18 (center) and Ian Sajjapong ’18 (on right) interviewed Altman (left) at morning assembly on November 27.
This school year, as in all others, speakers have been truly impressive. They have included
SAM ALTMAN ’03
• a Holocaust survivor who was a small child in rural Germany as the Nazis were rising to power,
• an astronomer who consults with NASA on its orbital and landed missions to planets,
• a sociologist who uses computational spatial statistics to reveal patterns that facilitate understanding of real-world problems,
• a veteran who survived the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge,
• a historian who spoke about the practice of slavery among French settlers and indigenous tribes in the early history of St. Louis,
• a maritime archeologist who was the chief scientist for the first full 3-D mapping of the Titanic site,
• a biomedical engineer who is trying to replicate nature’s sense of smell in an electronic device, and
• an orthopedic surgeon who is a founding member of Health Volunteers Overseas, which is dedicated to improving global health through the education of health providers in resource-poor countries. Four of this year’s speakers were alumni. JOANNA DEE DAS ’01
Joanna Dee Das ’01 spoke in September about American dancer, choreographer, author, educator and social activist Katherine Dunham (1909-2006). Dr. Das, an assistant professor of dance at Washington University in St. Louis, is the author of Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora, which is largely based on her doctoral thesis. JANE SMILEY ’67
When Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jane Smiley ’67 was on campus to accept the Outstanding Alumna Award in October, she talked about how learning to be observant — of her peers at Burroughs, of her experiences growing up in St. Louis County and of her funny family — contributed to her success as a novelist.
Entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman ’03 visited assembly in November. As president of Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator, Altman invests in people who have the determination to make their good ideas a reality. Each year, Y Combinator picks about 400 of them, out of 30,000 applications, and helps them with whatever they are doing. “Our goal as an organization,” Altman said, “is to be the institution that creates the most innovation in the world. Our mission is to make the future really good for everybody. That’s mostly about startups, but it’s also about advocating for certain policies. We are in the middle of this huge change in the world ... at the very beginning of this automation revolution where basically everything is going to be done better with software. And trying to figure how that will go well is a big challenge for society. We want to be the voice for how that can be done well.”
The handbook — one of many resources available in the Rassieur Career Awareness Center in the college counseling office — is a compilation of JBS parents and alumni who are willing to talk to students and young alumni about career-related topics, May Projects, internship opportunities and shadowing experiences in their industry. Professionals listed in the handbook range from doctors to architects, writers to environmental scientists. The time commitment is flexible and can range from a phone conversation to sponsoring a summer intern. If you are willing to make yourself available to offer guidance and support about your area of expertise, please contact Laura Fogarty, assistant director of college counseling, at lfogarty@ jburroughs.org.
Altman also talked about his nonprofit Open AI, which supports Y Combinator’s mission with regard to artificial general intelligence. “This is going to change everything about everything in not obviously good ways, and I don’t think people take it seriously enough. We are really interested in how we get this built in a way that is good for humans,” he said. ERICA BARNELL ’09
Erica Barnell ’09, who is currently in the MD/ PhD program at Washington University School of Medicine, talked about her company, Geneoscopy. Barnell explained that her PhD thesis is on developing bioinformatic tools to advance precision oncology. Geneoscopy uses a novel method to extract eukaryotic RNA biomarkers from stool. The company’s mission is to create noninvasive diagnostic tests for gastrointestinal disease. Barnell emphasized the usefulness of engaging in multiple fields in both college and graduate school. She graduated from Cornell University with a dual major in applied economics and management, and biological sciences. Barnell also shared top lessons she has learned in developing and building her company.
On March 7, sophomores participated in Career Awareness Day, choosing from sessions led by Carrie Epstein Edelstein ’94 (writing/editing), Evan Fowler ’06 (law), Ben Hochman (sports writing), Ben Kline ’03 (business), Christy Phelps ’09 (architecture), Sally Steuterman ’10 (technology), Catherine Werner ’81 (sustainability) and Emily Epstein Ziaee ’91 (medicine). Above, students try out virtual-reality glasses and look at construction documents during the architecture session.
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Sum and Substance Starting on day one of seventh grade, the JBS math curriculum teaches students to dig in, to wonder, to explore, to conjecture and to prove. Many adults have memories of their math classes being mostly about rote procedural calculations. The answer was paramount to the concept, and the students who could calculate fast went to the head of the class. But at Burroughs, the deep, measured thinkers — the students who embrace the challenge and can reason out a solution — may have the edge.
A GOOD S TAR T
Because mathematical learning builds on what has already been learned, the Math Department works hard to level the playing field in seventh grade. This year’s incoming class came from 28 elementary schools and had just as many math experiences. Two tracks — regular and accelerated — meet the students where they are and prepare them for what’s ahead. Teachers also make themselves readily available to help students outside of class (at the seventh-grade level as in all grade levels). Sometimes students who start in the regular track are ready for the accelerated track by eighth grade.
“We believe strongly that mathematics is about the reasoning, and we love when our students get excited about why certain rules and procedures work the way they do,” says Laura Crowley, Math Department chair. “It’s about more than memorizing and mimicking. It’s about developing strong habits of mind and a growth mindset around mathematics.” PUT TO THE PROOF
The Burroughs math curriculum focuses on justification and proof and how math applies to real-life situations. “Proof is the essence of mathematics,” says Crowley. “That isn’t just me talking. Mathematicians and mathematics educators of all stripes agree.” “Wondering why something works the way it does, exploring and tinkering and conjecturing until you have an idea — these are the tasks of mathematicians. But a mathematician is only truly satisfied when she has satisfactorily proved her conjectures. And the community of mathematicians is demanding in its expectation for crisp, convincing, coherent and oftentimes beautiful arguments. Our students have a lot of mathematical learning to do in order to build up the tools in their mathematical toolbox. Proof is how they get to practice doing mathematics, not just learning about mathematics. “Routine calculations and procedures can be performed by machines,” she continues. “If that’s all there was to mathematics, then it would be less critical for every truly educated citizen. But the mathematical habits of mind and practices that derive from making sense of procedures, understanding what is behind them, mastering the techniques, becoming efficient with them, developing automaticity for the most important ones — all of this frees a student to engage more deeply in problem–solving and mathematical modeling.”
Math Curriculum Inquiry-based problem solving at every level GRADE 7 Math 7 Math 7 Accelerated
GRADE 8 Algebra I Algebra I Accelerated
GRADE 9 Geometry Geometry Accelerated
L AUR A CROWLE Y, MATH CHAIR
Algebra II Geometry 10*
GRADE 11 Topics in Precalculus Precalculus Precalculus Honors Algebra II*
GRADE 12 Topics in Precaluclus Precalculus Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Multi-Variable Calculus Statistics * Will be phased out at this grade level as department transitions to new sequence
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“If you ask your child how to divide fractions, she may not be that keen to chat,” continues Crowley. “But if you wonder aloud why in the world you would multiply by a reciprocal when dividing fractions, she is likely to be curious, explore a few examples and then proudly explain to you why that actually makes sense. “It is one of the most awesome parts of teaching seventh grade,” she says. “The students sometimes act like they’ve discovered some kind of giant conspiracy hiding in plain sight. I regularly feel like I’m pulling back the curtain to reveal the man behind the magic, and it turns out that that guy is actually composed of solid mathematical reasoning, not tricks and procedures to just memorize.” T WE AKING THE MATH SEQUENCE
“It’s one of the most awesome parts of teaching seventh grade. ... I regularly feel like I’m pulling back the curtain to reveal the man behind the magic, and it turns out that that guy is actually composed of solid mathematical reasoning, not tricks and procedures to just memorize.”
Upon entering the seventh grade, students are expected to have a strong number sense and a decent mastery of basic arithmetic operations. The seventh-grade teachers will require them to attack and be persistent with problems that don’t have an immediately obvious solution and to be willing to engage with more abstract concepts. So, teachers begin each unit with what may be a review for some students but fills in gaps for others. The teachers quickly move more deeply into the content, approaching the material from a more sophisticated and abstract level than the students experienced in elementary school. “This is where we often explore why the procedures they have learned work and provide a substantial amount of justification,” says Crowley.
In grades 8 through 12, the Math Department is transitioning to a curriculum that duplicates the seventh-grade model and the model used by the Science Department. All students at all levels take the same courses with regular-paced and accelerated course options in each grade. For many years, teachers, with parent input, recommended a track at the end of seventh grade that affected what sequence of math courses students would take later on. The new approach will provide the necessary content for all students to take higher-level math and science courses — calculus and physics, including AP Physics — if they demonstrate mastery of course content. Students may occasionally switch between levels from one year to the next based on teacher recommendations. The department clearly articulates the essential content at each level for each year, delineating the content for both the regular and the accelerated courses. Teachers are also creating optional summer work materials for students who would like to make a change, and they will work closely with families to explain their recommendations for students from year to year.
The Math Curriculum This year’s grade 8 curriculum is the first to transition. Another grade will be added each year, with all ninth graders eventually taking Geometry and all 10th graders taking Algebra II. IN P OLYNOMIAL S A S IN LIFE
The Math Department recognizes that some students will become mathematics majors, while the majority of students will integrate their mathematical understanding and appreciation into their other studies. No matter what future careers their students forge, Burroughs math teachers believe the problem-solving discipline that they teach has many applications in a broad context. “Collaboration, communication and working with ill-defined problems are skills that our students will need extensively when they enter the job market,” says Crowley. “We are working to show students the value of many mathematical practices — quick procedural thinking and an ability to articulate ideas aloud, to ask the right question, to generalize, to find patterns, to articulate coherent explanations, to represent mathematical ideas visually, to work collaboratively, to persist, to recognize when they don’t ‘get’ it, and to thoughtfully fill in gaps in their understanding.” The hope is that Burroughs graduates will use the skills they honed in their high school math classes virtually every day of their lives.
MADDIE BRANDT ’11 When the solution to a math problem eludes Maddie Brandt ’11, she walks away with a nagging feeling in the back of her brain. “It will bother me until I completely understand what is going on,” says Brandt, who is working on a doctorate in applied mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. “I think this happens in every subject. In an English class, you obsess over an essay until your writing is conveying exactly what you are trying to say; or in an art class, you keep altering a painting until it looks exactly the way you want it to. Identifying these weak points in your work and poring over them allows you to ultimately make something great, and math provides no exception. Math is a very detail-oriented subject; you never want to leave a case out of an argument or assume something that you don’t understand is true.” Brandt loves problem–solving. “Mathematics gives you a systematic framework in which to solve puzzles,” she says. She appreciates that her math teachers at Burroughs emphasized
writing clear, crisp arguments and cautioned against taking any facts for granted. “I remember in trigonometry we learned many sine and cosine identities, and we were always expected to be able to rederive them if we wanted to use them. I really liked that. I find it much easier to remember something when I understand where it came from, as opposed to memorizing a formula.” Brandt is about halfway through the doctoral program at Berkeley. She has completed her course work and has taken her preliminary and qualifying exams. Now, she attends seminars and reading groups in which a few students identify a topic they wish to explore together. She also conducts research on tropical geometry, a relatively new area of math that seeks to understand connections between the geometry of solutions to polynomial equations and polyhedra. Brandt hopes to ultimately teach math at the college level.
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Dance Show On January 19 and 20, 46 dancers (grades 9-12) and a tech crew of nine presented the annual dance show to packed houses. Twenty-three students choreographed 31 dances that ran the gamut: jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, ballet, tap, Indian, African, musical theatre and hip hop. Below, Hasani Skinner ’18 and Libby Hizar ’20 perform a swing dance choreographed by Victoria Sansone ’18 and Nick Kime ’18. Jennifer Kinney (Modern Languages, Dance) directed the show.
on the cover: Nick Kime ’18 and Cecilia Gossow ’21 perform “String Theory,” choreographed by Kaitlyn Wallace ’18, in the 2018 Dance Show.
Great Performances An Old Tradition
A New Tradition In December, the school continued a relatively new tradition of expanding the Holiday Program’s collection of familiar readings by including an original work written specifically for the program by a member of the Burroughs community. “The View from California” was written for the Holiday Program by novelist and nonfiction writer Elizabeth Little ’99.* THE VIEW FROM CALIFORNIA
I think winter’s something you’ll miss, if you leave. Because a city’s more specific than it seems, and one day you’ll look out your window and realize that your December is his January or maybe her July; that your Douglas fir is her whistling thorn — is their fig, cypress and palm. I think winter’s something you’ll miss, if you stay. Because time’s more specific than it seems, and one day you’ll look at your calendar and realize that last year’s 20 degrees and snow is this year’s 50 degrees and clear is next year’s — just guessing here — 10 degrees and toads.
The 2017 Holiday Program, a celebration of peace, featured 188 students in the choirs and orchestra. Jason Zhou ’19 designed the tableau, and Hallie Williams ’20 designed the program cover art. Readers were Kwayera Burrows ’18 and Phoebe Sklansky ’18, and Eliza Miller ’18 sang the “Lullaby.” The senior class selected classmates Patrick Bolster and Abigail Oglesby, and a faculty committee selected seventh graders Sam Knispel and Virginia Shuff and ninth grader Teddy Dunaway to be in the tableau.
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I think winter’s something you’ll miss — if you’re lucky. Because you’d never understand it otherwise. You’d never know it’s more than wind and sleet and spruce and pine. You’d never know it’s less, much less. You’d never know it’s like the space you need to make inside yourself before you draw another breath. *Little is the author of Dear Daughter, a Los Angeles Times bestseller and winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. She has written two nonfiction books, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.
On the JBS Stage:Urinetown: The Musical On February 22, 23 and 24, a cast of 30 — led by Evan Willams ’18, Hasani Skinner ’18, Nick Kime ’18, Dahlia Haddad ’18, Allison Johnston ’20 and Libby Hizar ’20 — performed the Tony Award–winning musical satire Urinetown, music by Mark Hollmann and lyrics by Hollman and Greg Kotis.
“What’s Going On?” During assembly on January 29, JBS parent and jazz pianist Peter Martin (at piano), singer/songwriter Brian Owens (left), freshman Madison Nelson (right) and JBS Voices provided a sneak preview of an evening concert sponsored by Community & Equity Partnership for the JBS community. They concluded the morning’s mini-concert with Owens’ original piece “Soul in My Country.” Later in the week, the musicians performed before a packed crowd for the second annual Black History Month concert in the Commons. The concert was a journey through African-American music since the sixties — songs of peace, power, praise and protest.
The Little Prince A JBS cast of 28 seventh and eighth graders presented Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince on December 2 and 3. In the play, a jaded aviator crashed his plane in the desert, where he met the Little Prince (Lily Yanagimoto ’23, on left), a mysterious little man who wanted the stranded pilot to forget about his crisis and draw a picture of a sheep. The friendship that blossomed between the two not only reawakened the creativity and imagination that the aviator had abandoned in his childhood, but also taught the most important lesson: “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” The dangerous snake (played by Estelle Ballet ’23) frightens the aviator (Liam Taylor ’22) in the grades 7 and 8 play, The Little Prince.
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Model U N
Back to The Hague Thirty-six juniors and seniors suited up for international collaboration and debate at the 50th-anniversary THIMUN* conference. The school’s largest THIMUN team in 30+ years of JBS participation included 30 delegates who served as representatives of Peru and Hungary, one student officer, two members of the press team (MUNITY), one member of MUNITY Online, and two advocates on the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Five teachers accompanied the group. Their itinerary (January 26 to February 3) included sightseeing in Amsterdam, The Hague and Delft, but the primary reason for the Netherlands trip — and the task for which the students had prepared for months — was to execute their assigned roles in the five-day simulation of United Nations proceedings. Each year, THIMUN draws 3,200 students from 200 schools in 100 countries. The JBS delegates quickly jumped into spirited discussions with students from all over the world regarding the best ways to combat issues from human trafficking to reducing food waste. The ICJ advocates began trying their case on the disputed maritime border between Turkey and Cypress. The press team started to produce its daily newspaper. And the student officer chaired a roomful of delegates through thoughtful debate. As the chaperones dashed around the conference center to observe the students in action, they were proud to witness the mature, thoughtful, intercultural work that students were doing.
During the final hour of the eight-hour Dance Marathon, planned around the theme of “Winter Olympics,” student organizers announced that the fund-raising campaign had surpassed its goal, raising $23,187 for organizations that students had selected.
More than 450 students assembled in the field house after school on February 9 to participate in the biennial Dance Marathon. Sandwiched between capture the flag, dodgeball, dancing, a lip-syncing contest, much food and the announcement of dollars raised in the fund-raising effort were home basketball games against MICDS. Student Congress organized the event, electing to direct 2018 fund-raising efforts to Aim High, which provides personal and academic enrichment for motivated middle school students, most of whom come from challenging circumstances, and Hope and Leadership in Afghanistan, which makes participation in model United Nations programs possible for Afghan youth.
In the final second of the varsity boys basketball game against MICDS, Josh Worsham ’18 (on floor) scored the gamewinning goal before a packed house of Bomber fans.
Standing Together When a hate group announced its plan to picket the school for its tolerance of the LGBTQ+ community, Burroughs alums, parents and friends expressed their support, and students began discussing what their response should be.
Sam Holmes ’18 chaired the Environmental Commission at THIMUN 2018.
On March 12, 11 Westboro Baptist Church protesters and an estimated 500 to 600 counter-protesters assembled at the Clayton Road entrance. Meanwhile — and by design — most JBS students chose not to engage. Instead, and after thoughtful planning, many of them assembled in Haertter Hall to hear student reflections and to view videos from supportive alums throughout the country. Then students took a
The Hague International Model United Nations
Burroughs students chose not to engage with protesters, instead organizing a show of support for members of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
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quiet unity walk out to the fields. Some spontaneous cheering and song erupted on the field hockey field, but soon students headed to the Memorial Gym for a few minutes before assembly to celebrate what they had accomplished together. Scheduled as a late-start day, the regular school day began with a traditional morning assembly at 8:45 am and proceeded without incident.
ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
Alumni News and Notes The updates on these alumni pages were received by March 1, 2018. If you don’t see your note, please check the next issue of the Reporter.
1940s Charles Thomas ’46 turned 90 in February. “I’m trying to stay happy and healthy,” he writes. Irvin Buxell ’47 writes, “Hurricane Irma came right over our condo and did major damage.” Carolyn Crossen McMillan ’49 recently moved to a retirement independent living apartment in Dallas, Oregon. “Lots to adjust to when we age,” writes Carolyn.
1950s Jere Meisel Grimm ’51 mounted an exhibition of sculpture, drawings and collages at the Suzanne Jones Gallery (Portland, Oregon) in October 2017. Ginny Thym Clements ’52 reports that she was sorry to miss her class’s 65th reunion. “Kids, grandkids and a great-grandson are doing well and live nearby,” writes Ginny. “How blessed we are! Summers in the mountains, winters in Tucson.” Nancy Groves Manning ’52 reports that her eldest granddaughter, Julia, got married last fall.
Mary Lawnin Moseley ’52 writes, “So enjoyed seeing my extended family from the Class of ’52 at our 65th reunion. Still living in a tourist town in north central Washington.” Vicki Liebson Goldberg ’54 writes, “Last spring, my husband and I went to Singapore, where he taught for two weeks, and I gave a lecture at the photography museum. A professor in the university’s department of photography introduced herself and said her students are required to read Light Matters, a collection of my essays. What a distant readership!” Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Stearns ’56 lives in the D.C. area, close to her daughter and son and their families. She officially retired in 2016 but still does some research and guest lectures. Colleen Ryan ’57 reports that her husband, for whom she cared for 19+ years, died in 2015. “I feel a little like I am just getting started on this new phase of life. I have a DACA dreamer (about 30 years old) moving into my house today to occupy the spare room. Anahi has a really good job and is not hiding,” she writes. After teaching at a community college in California for 31 years, Colleen reports that she is now teaching part-time at a university. She is working on the third edition of the college statistics book that she co-authored,
As did Audrey’s love for Burroughs. Audrey was delighted when her granddaughters, Emily Horner Ledet ’97 and Meredith Horner McCall ’01, entered the seventh grade at Burroughs, and Audrey often returned to campus to watch their field hockey games during a period when Burroughs claimed several first-in-state finishes. Audrey died on April 1, 2016, and through a gift from her estate, her daughters established the Audrey Frank Smith Fund to support costs associated with bringing visiting musicians to Burroughs to perform and work with our students. The Audrey Frank Smith Fund will enrich the music program by giving students the
Audrey Frank Smith ’40
Pamela Morris Clark ’58 reports that since retiring from her psychology practice in January, she is meeting many of her neighbors as she walks her dog. “Now to figure out what’s next,” she writes. Terrence Lee Croft ’58 was named the 2018 Atlanta Arbitration Lawyer of the Year. Terrence and his wife, Merry, have been married 40 years. Jud Calkins ’59 reports that his son, Rexford (age 15), attends Clayton High School. His daughter, Christina (age 3), is enrolled in Spanish immersion at International Schoolhouse. The family recently took a trip to his wife’s childhood home in Chile. Butch ’59 and Marilyn Herrick Buchholz ’61 moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
1960s Christy Wider Proost ’60 writes, “Ten grandchildren (ages 1 to 21) keep us busy! When we are not at soccer, volleyball or lacrosse games, we are at the farm taking care of a mammoth donkey, chickens, a miniature mule and two gorgeous Clydesdales.” Sue Horner Rehnquist ’60 has been the purchasing agent for a special needs school for 24 years. Sue enjoys free time with her grandchildren and going to their athletic games.
A GIFT OF MUSIC When Audrey Frank Smith ’40 joined the Burroughs Glee Club, she was able to embrace her passion for music. Recently, her daughters, Karen Hempstead and Debbie Fitzgerald, shared with me that their mother’s pure joy in being a part of that group made her heart sing and that her love of music lasted a lifetime.
and she has a contract to write a prestatistics book with two other authors. “Since I will not be teaching during the spring semester of 2018, I plan to travel and might come to St. Louis to see cousins, friends and classmates if they will put up with me,” she writes.
opportunity to listen to and learn from visiting musicians performing a broad spectrum of styles, from folk to jazz, classical to rhythm and blues. “Mother would have loved the idea that she had a role in bringing great music to Burroughs,” said Fitzgerald. Hempstead shared that she knew her mother had remembered Burroughs in her will but didn’t know what impact it would have. “After meeting with Jerry Estes (Music Department chair), we know that my mother’s joy for the school will live on.” By remembering Burroughs in your estate plans, you too can make a lasting difference to the school while supporting an area of study that profoundly impacted you as a student. If you have questions about including Burroughs in your estate plans, please let me know. I can help ensure that your gift will support what is important to you. —Lane O’Shea Director of Development & Alumni Programs 314/993-4040, ext. 256 email@example.com
Jean Block Bessmer ’61 writes, “I moved to Collington, a lovely life-care community near Annapolis, Maryland. I continue to sail, travel and enjoy my son and daughter.” Ben Senturia ’61 serves on the board of Great River Environmental Law Center, which provides legal services for environmental advocates. He also serves on the steering committee of the Workers Rights Board and is involved in police reform as outlined in the Ferguson report. Carl Hirth ’63 took a bike/boat tour of Croatia and visited Bosnia and Slovenia in 2017. Sue Schaefer ’63 writes, “In November 2017, I moved from San Antonio, Texas, to Cornelius, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte. I live on Lake Norman, near my sister, Pat, who is in Davidson. Loving it.” Ellie Walz Svenson ’63 writes, “Looking forward to our 55th.” Rufus Cadigan ’64 reports that The Shakespeare Conspiracy, the play that he wrote with his friend Ted Bacino, will be produced off Broadway in Manhattan on April 19, 2018. “It’s a thriller about spies, deception and murder in Elizabethan London,” writes Rufus.
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Friendly Competition A group of ice hockey enthusiasts donned their jerseys for some friendly competition at Webster Ice Rink on November 24, 2017. From left are (row 1) Tyler Bernstein ’16, Josh Gollub ’12, David Gans ’15, Ari Padda ’16, Chris Herbosa ’17, Matt Munger ’17, Willie Maritz ’11 and William Sheffield; and (row 2) Nelson Williams ’05, Ralph Dacey ’02, Ellen Sheffield Pace ’83, Matt Crane ’03, Curran Clark ’02, Sara Shane Gaum ’99, Jeff Gaskin ’99, Thomas Daake ’99, Jimmy Martin ’07, Brent Bowers ’99, Gates Watel ’99, Rodney Krause ’81, Peter Tasker (PE/Athletics; Modern Languages), Matt Ruck ’06 (assistant coach), Teddy Martin ’17, Ry Gaffney ’15, Steve Maritz ’76, Jamie Sheffield ’85, Pete McKeown (Academic Support; PE/Athletics) and Clayton Bury ’04 (PE/Athletics).
children all living in close proximity. My older son, Carter, is a hematologist/oncologist; my younger son, Brett, is an accountant; and my daughter, Blair, is completing her second year of medical school. My husband, William, and I are very excited to be celebrating the tricentennial of our fabulous city, New Orleans. I’d love to hear from anyone planning to visit.” Jeff Grinnell ’74 retired from Union Pacific Railroad last spring after working 43 years in the industry. “Now devoting time to golf, tennis and travel,” he writes. Francie Hess Kranzberg ’74 enjoys teaching technology and Mahjong to seniors, as well as catering for synagogues near her home in Washington, D.C. From left, Barbie Barrow ’66, Heidi Frey Currier ’66 and Alice Senturia ’66 enjoy taking felting classes together in St. Louis at Craft Central or Knitorious, where classmate Chris Donnell works.
St. Louis Magazine presented Alise Liberman O’Brien ’67 with a St. Louis At Home ADA 2017 Visionary Award for her impact on the architecture and design community. Jon Edwards ’68 writes, “Just working and enjoying life.” John Hornor ’68, a retired general contractor, is living in San Francisco with his wife, Nancy. He is chairman of the galley subcommittee of the building committee of Dolphin Swimming and Rowing Club. “Three granddaughters make sure I don’t get anything done,” writes John. “Hope to see you in October.” Katharine Shapleigh Kolowich ’68 writes, “I enjoy my role as president of my chorus, Sharing a New Song. We travel each year, and last summer we reconnected with choirs in South Africa during a three-week trip. Our mission is to reach across political and economic boundaries to connect with people from other cultures.”
1970s Lou Hoerr ’71 writes, “I have been enjoying a chance to get some insight into my grandfather’s involvement in the formation of Ducks Unlimited.” Tim Barksdale ’70 brought the connection to light during the development of one of his multimedia projects. Jane Auzine Davis ’73 writes, “I am enjoying my role as a grandmother to my two young grandsons. Additionally, I feel so fortunate to have my three
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Edwin Schmid ’74 and his wife, Katie, became grandparents for the second time, welcoming Amelia “Millie” Engelsmann. Their daughter, Nina, and her husband, Alex, are the proud parents, and Kate is Millie’s big sis. Carmel Magazine, the lifestyle magazine of the Central Coast, featured the work of Robin Winfield ’74 in its 2017 holiday issue. Per the article, “Robin Winfield’s work combines architectural photography from her extensive travels with painting, creating a hybrid medium that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.” Kathy Rainey Bussmann ’75 and her family connected with their ancestral Rainey roots in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, where her family
founded the Rainey School in 1707. “It is one of the most successful private secondary schools in Northern Ireland,” writes Kathy. Jim Hershey ’75 writes, “Our JBS ’75 classmates gathered at different times to celebrate our collective 60th birthdays. The venues included Stone Spiral Coffee, St. Louis Curio Shoppe and Lou C’s. Truth be known, the girls’ organizational talents showed more class than the boys’.” Kelly O’Keefe Voorhees ’75 retired from her public health career as an HIV epidemiologist in November 2017. She started a new business, Coach Forward LLC, as a life coach. She also works with the Fearless Living Institute as a certified Fearless Living coach. Tracey Beisman Leigh ’77 reports that her son, Robert, will start a six-year residency in oral surgery at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, in June. Her daughter, Virginia, completed her master’s degree in performance eurythmy last fall. She is a professional movement artist and teacher of eurythmy. Katherine Brucker ’78 is chargé d’affaires (in the absence of an ambassador) at the U.S. Embassy, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Scott Johnson ’78 writes, “We are loving South Carolina but miss friends in St. Louis.” Joshua Milton ’78 reports that his son works at a nonprofit in Nashville, and his daughter is a senior, majoring in theater and psychology at Skidmore College.
Please Keep Us Infor med John Burroughs School publishes the Reporter for distribution to alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends of the school. Editor: Lynn Hoppe Phelps Photographer: Andrew Newman ’87 Director of Communications and Community Relations: Ellen Leschen Bremner ’67 Please keep us updated on changes in your contact information, new jobs, degrees, honors, marriages, births and adoptions, deaths — any news you may have. To notify the school of news, please contact Cindy Schnabel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314/993-4040, ext. 264.
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Holly Gore Groh ’80 and her family are living in a small town in Maui for the 2017-18 school year. Her two youngest children attend Haleakala Waldorf School (literally, often in the clouds). Her two oldest children are in college. Holly reports that she’s studying ancient Hawaiian medicine. “We are all enjoying ukulele, hula and life with aloha,” Holly writes.
From an article about Matt Kelly ’91 being named Washington Business Journal’s CEO of the Year for 2017: “The newly minted JBG Smith CEO is helping to reshape Greater Washington’s commercial real estate landscape.”
Madeleine Kraus ’80 reports that she is enjoying her third year as director of hematopathology at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, though she misses the beauty of four seasons in St. Louis. Sally Anne Harvey Schneider ’80 accepted a position as CEO of Lifecare Behavioral Health Hospital. Her family moved from Juneau, Alaska, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2017. After a career in St. Louis community development and politics, Brandy Jones ’85 founded Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center in 2010 and has served as executive director ever since. “I love my busy life in animal welfare,” she writes. “On any given day, I may find myself conducting a rescue mission, managing the care of more than 200 cats/kittens at the adoption center or meeting with partners in support of these efforts. It has been a treat to host a number of JBS seniors for their May Projects over the years, and I greatly appreciate all the alums who are adopters and donors.” The center’s website is stlcats.org.
Candice Merriweather Evertowski ’92, a LinkedIn influencer in the technology sector, was featured on CNN’s Worldwide Business. Brad Reay ’93 took his third mission trip to Central America. Brad writes: “These trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua were made through CALMS, an organization based in St. Louis. I hope to return again this year.” Eleanor Dubinsky’s ’94 new record, Soft Spot of My Heart, was released on March 30. She will perform a release concert at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York on April 10.
Lindsey Farr ’03 is a pastry chef at Restaurant Marc Forgione in New York City. She lives in Manhattan and has a popular food blog (americanheritagecooking.com). Eric Mosinger ’03 is a professor of political science at Macalester College. He and his wife, Yasmell, have two-year-old twin daughters, Rose and Lucia. Andrea Woods ’05 teaches and is the innovative instruction manager at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls in St. Louis. She recently moderated a PBS Education screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the story of A Raisin in the Sun author Lorraine Hansberry. The program on the OVEE platform included an interactive Q&A with the director. It was produced to highlight black filmmakers during Black History Month and to give students an opportunity to engage with them in a text-based conversation. Sam Fowle ’06 works at Apple as a product design engineer in the special products group.
Amy Forsch ’94 is an archival technician at the National Archives.
Alex Kinsella ’07 is special assistant to the dean of the University of Colorado Law School.
Cameron Lehman ’07, a recent graduate of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, writes business cases for the school’s entrepreneurial classes.
Aaron Wippold ’01 would enjoy meeting up with alums in the Bay Area. Caitlin Morgan ’02 moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is a nurse practitioner on the ear, nose and throat surgical team at University of New Mexico.
Alex Miller ’07 graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2017 and is working for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He plans to marry Laura Giddy in 2019.
2010s Rebecca Katzman ’10 is editor of the kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade editions of TIME for Kids. “I’m living in New York City with Caroline Katzman ’09 and Julia Katzman ’12,” she writes. William Macon ’10 is an employment consultant for Best Buddies Tennessee. Best Buddies is a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Drew Miller ’10, a third-year medical student in Ponce, Puerto Rico, survived Hurricane Maria, living without electricity for weeks afterward. Percy Vanacht ’13 took a job with Edward Jones in St. Louis after graduating from college. He lives in the University City Loop.
Welcome home, Danny New York restaurateur Danny Meyer ’76 was in St. Louis in December for the opening of the city’s first Shake Shack. Danny started the now popular worldwide chain of more than 150 restaurants as a single food cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2001. He drew on some of his favorite St. Louis foods — smashed burgers, frozen custard and crinkle-cut fries — in developing the menu and blended it with his signature brand of hospitality. Just before the opening, about 50 Burroughs students met with his local marketing team. Danny also hosted a pre-opening party for some of his close friends and JBS leadership volunteers. As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny also oversees some of New York City’s most widely acclaimed fine-dining venues, including Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern and The Modern. At right are Danny and Head of School Andy Abbott at the pre-opening party.
Clara Abbott ’14 will graduate from Haverford College in May. J.C. LeResche ’14 will graduate from Berklee College of Music, where for the last four years he has hosted an internet radio show that explores alternative music in all genres, from rock to classical. Austin Miller ’15 is a junior majoring in Chinese studies with a minor in political science at Purdue. He plays drums, which he learned at JBS, in the American Music Repertory Ensemble. Miranda Gottlieb ’16 is a sophomore at Case Western University, majoring in material science engineering. Elizabeth Locke Luhnow ’16 reports that she was part of the Astros victory parade after the team clinched the World Series. She enjoys her studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Marriages Cliff Birge ’84 and Sabine von Tscharner on April 22, 2017. Ryan Dornfeld ’01 and Bev Silver on October 7, 2017. Jake Fisher ’07 and Anne Barenkamp on November 18, 2017.
Blue & Gold at the Glow On December 7, about 30 young alums gathered for a happy hour at Sasha’s on Shaw followed by a walk through Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden. From left are Sloan Stuart ’04, holding George; John Meehan ’06, holding Emilia; and Evan Fowler ’06.
Stephen Hayes and Amy Rosenthal ’09 on October 14, 2017. Tyler Moon ’11 and Laine Baizer ’11 on December 30, 2017.
Top, from left are Lauren Hoerr ’09, Joanne Maliekel ’09, Amy Rosenthal Hayes ’09, Hannah Gu ’09, Katie Holmes ’09 and Sarah Pearson ’09; below, from left are Wyatt Baizer ’19, Brynne Baizer ’13, Laine Baizer Moon ’11, Tyler Moon ’11, Greer Baizer ’15 and Justin Moon ’15.
Births & Adoptions Four Years in the Making On November 25, about 85 members of the Class of 2014, parents, faculty and staff gathered in the Commons. From left are Adam Wang, Ben Feller, Will Nickerson, Kevin Steinhouse and Tate Bierut.
Percy ’96 and Karen Wegmann on the birth of a daughter, Phoebe Wegmann, on January 1, 2018.
Parker Seidel ’04 and Anna Lipton Galbraith on the birth of a son, Caleb Seidel-Galbraith, on August 20, 2017.
Greg ’98 and Nicole Curtiss on the birth of a son, Waylon Curtiss, on October 19, 2017.
Steve ’04 and Stephanie Shaner on the birth of a son, Robert William Shaner, on February 22, 2018.
Benjamin and Eleanor Pessin Correa ’00 on the birth of a daughter, Grace Barry Correa, on September 12, 2017.
Will ’05 and Ashley Younger Chapman ’05 on the birth of a son, William Cavanaugh Chapman III, on October 11, 2017.
Tom ’01 and Jessica Simoncelli Gershman ’02 on the birth of a son, David Richard Gershman, on November 17, 2017.
William ’06 and Katie Feuerbacher on the birth of daughter, Ellie Sue Feuerbacher, on January 29, 2018.
Aaron and Carrie Morris Mintz ’01 on the birth of a son, Thomas Gil Mintz, on July 26, 2017.
Bennett ’06 and Amanda Springer Meier ’06 on the birth of a son, Andrew James Meier, on September 25, 2017.
Congratulations are extended to:
Adam Eichner ’02 and Lige Shao on the birth of daughter, Addison Maoli Eichner, on December 24, 2017.
Ryan and Erin Engelhardt Orf ’06 on the birth of a daughter, Lillian Ruth Orf, on November 28, 2017.
Jason and Kate Sauerhoff Ward ’02 on the birth of a son, William Ernest Ward, on March 1, 2018. Eric ’03 and Yasmell Mosinger on the birth of twin daughters, Rose and Lucia Mosinger, on March 21, 2016. Mike and Heidi Fisher Pieroni ’03 on the birth of a daughter, Penelope Gloria Pieroni, on July 30, 2017.
Skate Break On Sunday, January 7, about 20 alums braved the rain and near-freezing temperature to enjoy skating, hot cocoa and cookies at Shaw Park Ice Rink. Above, Jenny Veraldi Brinkmeier ’98 takes a spin with her son, Andrew.
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Zach Gitlin ’04 and Katrina Utz on the birth of a son, Graham Cassidy Gitlin, on November 17, 2017. James ’04 and Laura Redd on the birth of a daughter, Maria Redd, on December 25, 2017.
On left are Will ’05 and Ashley Younger Chapman ’05 with William. On right are Bennett ’06 and Amanda Springer Meier ’06 with Andrew.
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Condolences Fleur Barngrove Hampton ’47 on the death of her husband, O.W. “Bud” Hampton, on November 27, 2017.
Jeff Morgan ’70, Michael Donahue ’01, Caitlin Morgan ’02 and Carter Morgan ’07 on the death of their father and grandfather, Charles W. Morgan, on November 28, 2017.
Suzanne Bartell Hebrank ’51 on the death of her husband, Roger A. Hebrank, on December 3, 2017.
Jane Auzine Davis ’73 on the death of her father, Merlin J. Auzine, on September 2, 2017.
Ann Rippy Turtle ’58 on the death of her daughter, Elisabeth Rippy, on September 21, 2017.
Robin Winfield ’74 and Nancy Winfield Kingsbury ’77 on the death of their father, Rodney M. Winfield, on December 13, 2017.
Condolences are offered to:
Jim Dee ’63, Charlie Dee ’65, Thomas Dee ’67, John Dee ’71, Mary Dee Kirchoff ’73, Michael Dee ’76 and Terry Dee ’83 on the death of their sister, Marta Dee ’69, on July 2, 2017. John Schwab ’65, Julie Schwab Charles ’68, Jan Schwab Huling ’72, Callie Charles Appelstein ’92 and Allison Charles Taylor ’94 on the death of their father and grandfather, Arnold H. Schwab, on January 27, 2018. Mary Davidson McWilliams ’67 and Fred Davidson ’70 on the death of their mother, Sara Jane Woodyard Davidson, on November 10, 2017. Christine Meyer Sherwin ’68 on the death of her husband, Brian Sherwin, on September 16, 2017. Genie McKee ’69 and Jim McKee ’71 on the death of their father, James McKee Jr., on December 3, 2017.
Jinni Clarkson Shafer ’75 and Franny Clarkson Rogers Breckner ’45, on the death of their father and brother, John T. Clarkson Jr., on November 15, 2017. Lexie Haglin-Richert ’76, Ted Haglin ’77 and Philip Haglin ’81 on the death of their mother, Gretel S. Haglin, on December 20, 2017. Shep Parke ’76 and Suzanne Parke ’78 on the death of their father, John S. Parke Jr., on December 19, 2017. Paul Daniel ’79, Holly Daniel Austin ’80, Heather Daniel ’87 and Carol Daniel (Library, retired) on the death of their father and husband, T. David Daniel, on March 10, 2018.
Mary O’Herin ’79 on the death of her mother, Elizabeth H. O’Herin, on November 29, 2017. Craig Yager ’80, Brian Yager ’82 and Tom Yager (Math, retired) on the death of their mother and wife, Carolyn Yager, on November 8, 2017. Mary Suzanne Niedringhaus Crockett ’81 on the death of her mother, Marie Putney Niedringhaus, on December 13, 2017. Mark Wittcoff ’81 and Caroline Wittcoff ’85 on the death of their father, Raymond Wittcoff, on January 2, 2018. Sally Lyon Pfeiffer ’82 on the death of her mother, Dorothy Loy Lyon, on December 13, 2017. Gordon Southern ’95 on the death of his father, Charles B. Southern Jr., on November 3, 2017. Albert Huebner ’01 and Jessica Huebner ’01 on the death of their father, Albert C. Huebner, on December 15, 2017. Etty Ashall ’09 and Sasha Ashall ’14 on the death of their father, Frank Ashall, on November 25, 2017. Clay Grable ’09 on the death of his mother, Nancy Grable, on January 4, 2018.
Obituaries 1940s The Reporter includes death notices for alumni and faculty as soon as possible after notification has been received. Survivors and friends of the deceased can help by sending information to Alumni Office, John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 or to email@example.com.
1930s Nina Renard Meissner ’37 died on January 13, 2018. Mrs. Meissner earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Smith College. She served as a Red Cross volunteer in Austria toward the end of World War II. She was a dedicated horsewoman and member of the Bridlespur Hunt Club, a lifelong pianist and music lover, and a tennis player into her nineties. The school offers condolences to her family including her husband, Edwin Meissner; four sons; many grandchildren; and sister, Elizabeth Renard Ruwitch ’32. She was preceded in death by a brother.
John “Jack” Stevens Penney Jr. ’37 died on April 17, 2017. Mr. Penney graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College in 1941. After graduation, he worked as an aircraft engineer trainee at McDonnell Aircraft Company of St. Louis. In 1944, he was commissioned as an ensign in the
Mary Tyler Bier ’48 died on November 2, 2017. Mrs. Bier met her future husband, Charlie Bier, while working for the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City. Mrs. Bier enjoyed family, friends and world travel.
U.S. Navy, where he eventually commanded a YMS-1 class Minesweeper in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan in 1945.
The school offers condolences to her family including her husband, daughter, son and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother.
After the war, he worked in the manufacturing division at Lambert Pharmacal Company and then Warner-Lambert Company after a merger in 1955. Mr. Penney moved with his family to Short Hills, New Jersey, in 1959, when he was offered a job at the corporate headquarters. He retired as director of real estate and capital planning.
Joan Weir Stradal ’48 died on February 20, 2018.
Wherever he lived, Mr. Penney took an active role in community organizations. He served on the Millburn (New Jersey) Township Planning Board for 20 years and as a township selectman for one term. In their retirement, Mr. Penney and his wife moved to Westport, Massachusetts, where he served on the Westport Planning Board for one term. He also was a board member of the Westport Land Conservation Trust and the Coalition for Buzzard’s Bay; a corporate trustee for the Trustees of Reservations; and a board member, board chair and finance committee chair of New Bedford Whaling Museum. The school offers condolences to Mr. Penney’s wife of 66 years, Celeste; three sons; daughter; and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Stradal earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She co-owned Whichcraft?, a successful arts and crafts store in the 1960s and 1970s, with Delie Wilson Holmes ’51 (now deceased) and three other friends. During the 1970s when her children were students at Burroughs, Mrs. Stradal ran the bookstore and taught typing. She also organized several spring break ski trips for students and their mothers. From the 1970s through the early 2000s, Mrs. Stradal worked as a travel agent with Traveline, Ltd. She was a docent at the Saint Louis Art Museum for 40 years. The school offers condolences to Mrs. Stradal’s family including her children, Dave Stradal ’75, Steve Stradal ’75 and Penny Stradal Lanphier ’78; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Peter Weir ’53 and Tom Weir ’55. Her husband, Walter J. Stradal Jr., preceded her in death.
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Marjorie Mueller von Stade ’48 died on January 14, 2018. She attended Smith College from 1948 to 1950, when she married Philip von Stade. The couple settled on Long Island, New York, where they raised their five children. Mrs. von Stade returned to school, ultimately earning a master’s degree in marine science from C.W. Post College in 1977. She served on the board of Cold Spring Harbor Labs and was a supporter and trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. A highlight of her life was a 1992 trip in the Alvin, a deep-sea submersible that took her to the ocean floor, more than a mile below the surface, off the coast of California. Mrs. von Stade was active with Planned Parenthood and in 1999 was honored for more than 40 years of service to the organization. She also served as head of development for Glen Cove Hospital in Glen Cove, New York. Mrs. von Stade enjoyed hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, bridge and conversation with her friends in New York, Maine and South Carolina. The school offers condolences to Mrs. von Stade’s family including four sons, daughter, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50+ years and her brother, Robert Mueller ’46.
The school offers condolences to Mrs. Sayad’s family including her children, Gentry Sayad ’82 and Helene Sayad ’84; and two grandchildren, Lily Sayad ’20 and Adrienne Sayad ’23. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Sayad. The school thanks the family for suggesting that memorial donations be made to Burroughs.
Georgia Kurrus Sledge ’53 died on January 26, 2018. Mrs. Sledge earned a bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She married Clement Sledge, and the couple moved to Marblehead, Masssachusetts, where she spent the next four decades as a sixth-grade teacher, music teacher, drama director and mentor. She took time off to raise her four children but returned to teaching as soon as she could, continuing until her retirement in 1996. Mrs. Sledge and her husband retired on Westport Island, where they spent the summers kayaking and cruising in their boat with friends and family. In addition to knitting, Mrs. Sledge enjoyed needlepoint, sewing, quilting and baking. She was one of the first female Cub Scout leaders, a Girl Scout leader for more than 30 years, a piano teacher, soccer coach and Sunday school teacher. The school offers condolences to Mrs. Sledge’s family including her husband, two daughters, two sons and 12 grandchildren.
Bertram Justus ’49 died on May 5, 2017. Dr. Justus earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Amherst College and then graduated from Washington University School of Medicine. He was a hematologist with Fullerton Internal Medical Group and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California. The school offers condolences to Dr. Justus’ wife, Ellen; son; daughter; and four grandchildren.
Elizabeth Gentry Sayad ’51 died on December 12, 2017. Mrs. Sayad earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), a master’s degree in music history from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in American culture from WUSTL. Mrs. Sayad was involved in the founding of the New Music Circle; New City School; Missouri Arts Council; the Ste. Genevieve-based French-colonial preservation group, Les Amis; Shepley Music; Arts Program at Christ Church Cathedral and other organizations. She served on the boards of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Repertory Theatre. She was a commissioner of the Saint Louis Art Museum for nine years and in 2005 was named honorary commissioner. She received the Missouri Arts Award in 1991, the Missouri Humanities Award in 2004 and an honorary doctorate of Arts and Letters from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mrs. Sayad was a concert pianist and author. A seventh-generation Missourian, she was wellinformed on the early history of the region, particularly the French settlements of the Mississippi Valley. In 2014, she established the Gentry Lecture Series, shared by Burroughs and WUSTL.
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William D. “Bill” Stamper ’57 died on December 1, 2017. Mr. Stamper earned a bachelor’s degree in American civilization from Brown University, where he played soccer and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After college, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of captain. He remained a proud supporter of the Marine Corps for the rest of his days. Mr. Stamper married Patricia Flotron, and the couple had two children. They shared a love of airplanes, and both became accomplished pilots. Patricia died in 1976. Bill became friends with the recently widowed Barbara Desloge, the mother of one of his son’s friends. The couple were married in 1977, bringing two families of three into one family of six. Mr. Stamper served on the boards of Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Luke’s Hospital and the Saint Louis Art Museum, and headed the boards of Community School and Burroughs, which named him the 1996 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Stamper enjoyed sailing, often navigating the waters of the British Virgin Islands or the calm seas of Nantucket’s north shore. He also enjoyed his poker group, a collection of high school friends who gathered for an annual weekend of float trips, poker, cigars and camaraderie. Mr. Stamper was a regular at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis. He enjoyed riding his bike around Forest Park and the many bike paths on Nantucket Island. The school offers condolences to Mr. Stamper’s wife of 41 years; daughters, Becky Desloge Engman and Tracy Stamper ’89; sons, David Stamper ’91 and David “Davey” Desloge ’94; 10 grandchildren, one of whom is Tucker Desloge ’23; and brother, John Stamper ’60. He was preceded in
death by his first wife and his sister, Jane Stamper ’62. The school thanks the family for suggesting that memorial donations be made to Burroughs.
1960s Charles G. Lischer ’60 died on February 15, 2018. Dr. Lischer earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a medical degree from the University of Missouri. He then completed a five-year residency at the University of Colorado to become an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lischer practiced for 10 years in Santa Barbara, California, and for 30 years in St. Joseph, Michigan. The school offers condolences to Dr. Lischer’s family including his wife of 45 years, Mary Anne Lischer; son; two daughters; six grandsons; and sister, Jan Lischer Porter ’62.
Daniel C. Williamson ’60 died on November 22, 2017. Mr. Williamson earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s degree in library and information science from University of Missouri and a master’s degree in architecture from Temple University. An avid student of architectural history and literary fiction, he loved books and buildings and enjoyed engaging others in his interests as well, most recently leading classes or discussions at Barnes & Noble, Washington University Lifelong Learning Institute and the Church of St. Michael and St. George. He enjoyed designing and sketching, reading, writing and teaching. The school offers condolences to Mr. Williamson’s family including two sisters, Marcia Williamson Shahan ’62 and Cynthia Metcalfe.
Laura Gerow Bramlette ’65 died on November 25, 2017. Ms. Bramlette earned a nursing degree from Vanderbilt University and then moved to Houston, where she was married for 10 years and stayed the rest of her life. She worked as a nurse/operating room manager, then nurse legal assistant and then hospital case reviewer. The school offers condolences to Ms. Bramlette’s family including her twin sister, Ann Gerow ’65, and two brothers. She was preceded in death by another brother.
1970s Susan G. Aylward ’70 died on January 1, 2018. No further details are available. The school offers condolences to Ms. Aylward’s family including three brothers and a sister.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts Thank you to members of the community who have honored friends and loved ones through memorial and tribute gifts to Burroughs. The following gifts were received between November 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018. IN MEMORY OF Lilly Ann Abraham
Jane Krause Paine ’44
Jeffrey M. Dreyer
James M. Chleboun
To the Jane Krause Paine Memorial
John R. Brightman
Kerry S. Kuehner ’68
Don & Pat Whelan
D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68
Beverly Chase Buder & Dr. Athur H. Stein Jr. ’42
Mary Ann Millstone Kuhn ’50
Scholarship Fund Lynn W. Paine ’71 Robert Paine III ’69
Thomas Vild Clark & Wendy Wolfsberger Lem & Jean Woods Sandra Yamada ’12 Fran Deutsch Zamler
Edward R. Samuels ’41
To the Mary Ann Millstone Fund The Kuhn Foundation
Alexander B. Permutt ’01
Nancy Stein Hitzeman ’68
Beth Dunaway Canfield ’86
Mary Ann MacCarthy Lee ’43
Robert B. Rodgers ’52
Terry & Jan Dunaway
Andrew ’66 & Barbara Taylor
Stephen McKee Lewis ’76
David & Deena Goran Tim & Kristy Wei
Edward W. Cissel Jr. ’74 To the Edward W. Cissel Jr. Memorial Scholarship Sally Cissel Greenwood D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68 Heather Perry O’Keefe ’75 Edwin A. Schmid ’74
Jane DeBevoise Cissel ’46 To the Edward W. Cissel Jr. Memorial Scholarship D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68 Heather Perry O’Keefe ’75 Edwin A. Schmid ’74
John T. Clarkson Jr. Linda & Robert McKittrick Jones ’51 Mac & Deborah Moore
W. Tom Costen ’81 To the Lt. W. Tom Costen USN Memorial Scholarship Tom Schwartz ’81 Catherine Costen Swope ’73
Charles P. Derleth Jr.
To the Stephen McKee Lewis Memorial Library Fund James E. Lewis ’69
Daniel W. Loeb ’84 Barbara Ballinger Sharon Bateman Patrick Osborne & Nancy Birge Osborne ’57 Joanna Buchholz ’00 Sheila Humphreys Steve & Lucy Leibowitz Peter Schandorff Arthur & Susie Scharff Betsy Syrovy Kurt Deutsch ’84 & Fran Deutsch Zamler
Jason K. Lohr ’91 Jason W. Goode ’93 To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Anonymous Connie Lohr
Frances T. Martin To the Frances Thomas Martin Art Fund Jim Steiner ’69
To the Timothy Richard Wnuk Scholarship John F. Wiegers
Thomas M. McConnell To the Thomas M. McConnell Memorial
Sally Tucker Elson ’63
Scholarship Robert Bushyhead ’66 Christopher A. Mill ’62
Jane Tucker Vasiliou ’68
M. Peter Fischer ’53 Jason Goode ’93
Margaret Rackerby Flint ’55 Meeghan Flint McLachlan Carter
Richard Flynn Ford ’54 Bill Herbert ’63
Carol Galgano Mac & Deborah Moore
George S. Gerlach ’51 John Louis Gerlach II ’56
Hannelore Gerlach John Louis Gerlach II ’56
John J. Hamilton Jr. To the John J. Hamilton Jr. Memorial Scholarship Carol & John J. Hamilton III ’74
Deborah Garner Hamm To the Deborah Garner Hamm Memorial Scholarship Ted & Maryanne Simmons Susanne & Gary Tobey
James L. Haskins Nathan E. Haskins ’94 Valerie A. Haskins ’75
Elizabeth Rogers Hayes ’59 To the Ebet Rogers Hayes Faculty Study Fund Megan Hayes Carol Rogers Withers ’65
Christine Broderick Johansen ’33 Charlotte Johansen Hamilton
Jonathan M. Kayes ’75 To the Jonathan M. Kayes Library Fund Matthew M. Kayes ’77
Mary Anna Meyers ’46 To the Mary Anna Meyers Memorial Scholarship Kathleen Bohlman Horgan ’65
Charles D. Mill ’32 Christopher A. Mill ’62
Lois Caplan Miller Chris & Nancy Leyhe Allen ’66
Jennifer Momtazee ’92 Amy George Rush ’92
Gaylord Montgomery Jerry & Bonnie Burst Freeland ’61
Charles W. Morgan Scott ’70 & Michelle Harris
Emily Rubenstein Muslin ’76 Barbara Ballinger Joanna Buchholz ’00 Lucy ’02 & Steve Leibowitz
Eric P. Newman ’28 Sally Albers ’59 James M. Chleboun Jim Dille & Laura Placio Steve & Linda Finerty Alice Goodman Nancy Kalishman Jim Kemp & Michael Slawin Richard & Lisa Greenman Kraner ’71 Mary Beth & Allen Soffer Andy ’66 & Barbara Taylor
Matt O’Loughlin ’92 Amy George Rush ’92
Martha Lee Orwig Chris & Nancy Leyhe Allen ’66 Sarah Forbes Orwig ’75
Raphael Nemes ’01 Elisabeth S. Rodgers Sue Harrison Rodgers ’56
Henry Rogers ’14 Abeles & Hoffman, P.C. The Cathy Bain Family Brynne Baizer ’13 Neil & Cheryl Bartnett Steve & Kelly Bloom Art & Amelia Bond John & Catherine Brauch Michael & Dianne Callahan Ann Clark Don & Susannah Danforth Dr. William H. Danforth Christine Doyle & Lizzie Luhnow ’16 Roger Goldman & Stephanie Riven David & Deena Goran Trip & Susan Greditzer Vicki Groswald Fred & Kathy Hanser David & Kathryn Hollo Ron & Maggie Holtman Harry ’83 & Ginger Imster Alex Jasiek ’14 Suzanne, Jim, Carlie ’13, Liza ’15 & Jimmy ’18 Johnson Meredith Jones ’80 Lee & Peggy Kaplan Donna Keller Tom & Linda Langsdorf Mark & Caroline Gaskin LaVigne ’92 Bobby & Ann Leatherman The Jim & Carole Lemen Family J.C. LeResche ’14 The LeResche Family Connie Lohr Jackie Maritz Toby ’83, Koehler ’15, Toby ’16 & Charles ’22 Martin The McNett Family The Min Family Mac & Deborah Moore Linda & John O’Hara Gwen & Penn Owen Karen Perkins Steve & Julie Plax Derek & Emily Rapp Turner Rapp ’12 William Rapp ’16 Sean E. Reilly & Jennifer Eplett Reilly Deanie Reis Mike & Nannette Rich Paul Robiolio & Aixa Martínez Clark Rogers George Rogers ’17 Kathleen Rogers Sandy Rogers Weldon Rogers Ernest & Jane Rouse Judith Lowe Rubin ’75 Mr. & Mrs. John D. Schaperkotter Jeff & Betsy Schechter David ’77 & Susan Sherman Steve, Phoebe, Will ’11, Claire & Zoë ’13 Smith Jim Steiner ’69 Julie & Jim Stephenson Andy ’66 & Barbara Taylor Liz Teasdale
To the Edward R. Samuels Memorial Scholarship Jim & Kris Samuels Holmes ’78, Katie ’09, Davey ’12 & Sam ’18 Holmes Peggy Samuels ’89 Sallie M. Samuels ’76
Elizabeth Gentry Sayad ’51 Andy & Katie Abbott Margarethe Anne Abbott David & Karen Beimdiek Baratz ’84 Don & Carolyn Beimdiek Paul & Cathy Yates Carlson ’84 David & Betty Farrell Jim Kemp & Michael Slawin Margaret Stark McKinney ’51 George & Stephany Mendelsohn Kevin Morrin Jr. ’56 Harry ’87 & Betsy Jaffe Orchard ’86 Sally Lyon Pfeiffer ’82 M.D. Rothschild II ’65 Etta Lubke Taylor ’51 Charles Wulfing ’47 Robert & Rosalyn Wykes Fran Deutsch Zamler
Roslyn Schulte ’02 To the Roz Schulte Spirit Fund Tom ’01 & Jessica Simoncelli Gershman ’02 David & Deena Goran Larry McMahon ’69 Jason & Kate Lovell Ward ’02
John W. Seddon Jr. ’56 Kevin Morrin Jr. ’56
Marian S. Sniffen To the Wayne B. and Janie Mason Wright Memorial Scholarship Gordon B. Wright ’75
Carter Stith Spano ’64 Gen Obata ’75 & Rebecca Stith ’75
William D. Stamper ’57 Anonymous Andy & Katie Abbott Mr. & Mrs. Theodore M. Armstrong ’57 Bradley & Anne Bishop Eric, Mary Kay, Patrick ’23 & Ryan Bloomquist Stephen ’63 & Camilla Brauer Kyle ’97 & Carrie Goodloe Chapman ’98 Doc ’60 & Ann Leschen Cornwell ’60 John E. Curby Jr. Jim Dille & Laura Placio Derick & Sally Mill Driemeyer ’57 Henry ’59 & Ellen Dubinsky Caroline Pitzman Early ’57 Jim ’90 & Kelly Edwards Richard Engelsmann John ’63 & Margaret Engler David & Betty Farrell Lucien & Becky Jones Fouke Fred & Kathy Hanser Harold & Sonny Wotka Helmkampf ’54 Howard & Kerrigan Kaplan Joanne Knight Richard B. Knight ’57 Sally & Ned Lemkemeier Jeanne Behrens Lewi ’57 Mike ’57 & Kathy McCarthy Thomas & Suzanne Meirink Mary Morris Jack & Susan Musgrave Patrick Osborne & Nancy Birge Osborne ’57
Paul ’57 & Judy Putzel Jack & Ann Knight Schaper ’60 Leslee Small Leslie & Marilyn Small John ’60 & Nancy Stamper Scott & Anne Sutter Andy ’66 & Barbara Taylor Valley Investment Syndicate Members Don & Pat Whelan Bud, Susie, Jim ’89, Andy ’91, Tom ’95 & Teddy ’00 Wilson To the Deborah Garner Hamm Memorial Scholarship Ernest & Carolyn Clarke
Ann Carter See Stith ’38 Gen Obata ’75 & Rebecca Stith ’75 Richard E. Strassner ’49 Jim ’47 & Joan Singer Schiele ’52 Natasha Strauss ’92 Amy George Rush ’92
Gautam Sundaram ’86 To the Gautam Sundaram Memorial Scholarship Radha Naidu
Anne Symington ’68 D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68
Jerome A. Taylor David & Deena Goran
Dennis G. Thomas ’68 David Thomas ’70
William T. Thomas Connie Lohr Fred & Carol Gaskin Bill & Peggy Gissendanner David & Deena Goran Trip & Susan Greditzer Jim Hershey ’75 Mark & Caroline Gaskin LaVigne ’92 Andrew Rapp Peter Schandorff Jim ’47 & Joan Singer Schiele ’52 The Mary Beth & Allen Soffer Family Whitney Thomas ’89
Emily Vournas ’92 Amy George Rush ’92
Chloe Crone Woods Ward ’55 The Tierney Family
John W. Wesley
Dan ’92 & Kathleen Bomze
Joyce Williams To the Joyce Williams Memorial Scholarship Victor ’89 & Shauna Williams
Daniel C. Williamson ’60 Doc ’60 & Ann Leschen Cornwell ’60 Carol & John J. Hamilton III ’74 Deborah Honig ’60 Ted Metcalfe ’87
Dorothy Dixon Willis ’60 Mary Ladd Dixon Cope ’65
Rodney M. Winfield Jeffrey M. Dreyer ’71
John R. Woods ’58 Julia Woods Hill ’82
Barbara Fritze Wulfing ’55 Michael ’79 & Bettina Wulfing Rosenfeld ’79
Carolyn Yager Joe Dreyer ’73 & Rosemary Watts Dreyer Eric & Arsenia Hanson Peter Schandorff Don & Pat Whelan Marie Witscher
IN HONOR OF Davey Desloge ’94
Eric, Mary Kay, Patrick ’23 & Ryan Bloomquist
Linda S. Mercer ’74
(Andy Abbott, Scott Deken, Christopher Front, Julie Harris & Jennifer Salrin) Anonymous
To the Judith R. & Dr. M. Gilbert Grand
Bonnie Baine Tollefson ’74
& Family Endowed Tuition Aid Fund James M. Chleboun
Andrew R. Newman ’87
Michael & Susan Murphy
William Ames Bascom ’58
Macon Paine Finley ’73
Gil & Judy Grand
Janet L. Probst
To the Jane Krause Paine Memorial Scholarship Fund James M. Chleboun Lynn W. Paine ’71
Jonathan Hamm ’89
Gil & Judy Grand
The Jim ’76 & Mary Heidbreder Forsyth ’76 Family
Howard A. Jones
Margaret Rackerby Flint Carter
Bob & Susie Littmann Schulte ’69
Meeghan Flint McLachlan Carter
Caroline Gaskin LaVigne ’92
John Allen Franciscus ’49
Class of 1957
To the John & James Franciscus Visual Arts Entrepreneurial Fund Dr. Robert Post
James M. Lemen
T he Frerotte Family
To the Jack Acker Faculty Fund Michael Anderson & Lee Bascom ’82
Lee Bearman ’76 Addison & Nancy Thomas
To the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund Jeanne Behrens Lewi ’57 Patrick Osborne & Nancy Birge Osborne ’57 Paul ’57 & Judy Putzel
Michael P. Dee ’76 Earl R. Gerfen ’76
Matter Family Office
Jason W. Goode ’93 Swope Clarke ’93 Matthew Fischer ’93 Damon P. Goode ’91
To the Deborah Garner Hamm Memorial Scholarship Ernest & Carolyn Clarke James M. Chleboun
To the Jim Lemen Scholarship D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68 To the Jason K. Lohr Memorial Scholarship Laurel Moran
Jan ’54 & Lois Haase Mares ’54 Kenneth Mares
Benjamin Heitner ’96 To the Judith R. & Dr. M. Gilbert Grand & Family Endowed Tuition Aid Fund Gil & Judy Grand
B. Franklin Rassieur Jr. ’44 Dan & Ann McDonald
Anne V. Rossi James M. Chleboun
Wayne Salomon Dan ’92 and Kathleen Bomze
Ann Knight Schaper ’60 Charles Schaper ’87 John Schaper ’90
Keith ’62 and Marcia Williamson Shahan ’62 To the Marcia W. and Keith E. Shahan Scholarship Laurance & Grace Hoagland
Edwin G. Shifrin ’40 Mary Shifrin Bloch ’74 Ellen Shifrin Kearns ’68 Dan Shifrin ’71
Alice Snodgrass To the Alice Snodgrass/Kemper Family Chair for Excellence in Teaching D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68
Robert A. Sortland Larry McMahon ’69 To the Robert A. Sortland/Kemper Family Chair in American Studies D. Bruce Merrifield Jr. ’68
Crystal B. Spencer Connie Lohr
Stephen D. Wilcutt James M. Chleboun Damon P. Goode ’91
Thomas E. Yager Larry McMahon ’69
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