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Board of Trustees Richard Bell P’08 John G. Brim ’64 Lisa Callahan P’04,’08, ’09 Chisholm S. Chandler ’11 (Hon.) John W. Childs ’59 (Hon.) Robert J. Feeney ’83, P’12

Richard D. Field ’59 Vice Chairman James W. Gerard ’79 Ashley Harrington P’13 Adelaide H. Harris P’07 Anne Harris Thomas M. Joyce P’13 Charles Lynch ’86 Eric Macy P’13 Helen S. Maher P’01 Herbert A. May III ’83, P’12 Franklin Montross IV P’10, ’12

Mark T. Mulvoy ’92 Ex-officio Devin Price ’98 Richard E. Riegel III ’84 T. Williams Roberts ’83 Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr. Amanda D. Rutledge P’80, ’84 J. Wood Rutter ’98 (Hon.)

. . . . . . . . . . . The mission of Salisbury School is to educate young men by inspiring in each student an enthusiasm for learning and the self-

William H. Schweitzer P’04 Ex-officio Lee B. Spencer P’09

Michael S. Sylvester ’59, P’85 Chairman James P. Townsend P’10 Edward C.A. Wachtmeister ’67, P’95, ’98 Vice Chairman

confidence needed for intellectual, spiritual, physical and moral development. The close partnership of student and teacher encourages each young


man to take pride in his own education and to make responsible decisions for his future. With established expectations for performance and behavior, Salisbury School promotes service to others, trust and honesty, religious faith, and respect for ethnic, cultural, gender and learning differences. The School’s spirit of community fosters longlasting ties of friendship, healthy competition and enjoyment of life. Salisbury strives to graduate young men ready to meet the challenges of college and adulthood with an appreciation of their responsibilities in the world community.

Dr. Richard S. Childs, Jr. ’63 Barron G. Collier II ’70 H. Crosby Foster II ’57 Eddie Kulukundis OBE ’50 J. Richard Munro P’88, ’90 J. Anton Schiffenhaus ’48 Jeffrey P. Walker P’71 Rev. Edwin M. Ward Anthony C. Woodruff ’01 (Hon.), P’89










Headmaster Chisholm S. Chandler ’11 (Hon.) Editor Danielle D. Sinclair Designer Julie Hammill, Hammill Design

Sailing was added as a varsity sport in the spring of 2008. Sailors and oarsmen alike are excited for the dedication of the Curtis Boathouse on May 11, 2012, one of the many events held during “For the Boys” Weekend. Cover Photo by Joseph Meehan

Writers and Contributors Susan Auchincloss, Dutch Barhydt, Chisholm Chandler ’11 (Hon.), John LaPerch, Jeff Lewis P’12, Duke Mulvoy ’92, Geoffrey Rossano, Procter Smith, Nattalie Will, Bobby Wynne, Julie Zahn Copy Editor Julie Morrow

Young at Heart 12 Find out about Salisbury’s oldest alumnus.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Townes ’70 43 This alum trailblazes new, deep space

Class Notes Coordinator Tulika Verma

Parents Weekend 19

technologies for Jet Propulsion Laboratory,

Parents, students and faculty members

a part of the NASA program.

Class Notes Editors Ralph Menconi Julie Zahn

Treasures of the Past 45

Director of Development Dutch Barhydt

gather together to celebrate the boys.

For the Daily Lives of Boys on the Hilltop 24

The rich history of the School can be uncovered in the archives.

How the Annual Fund makes a difference “For The Boys.”

Crimson Knights Claim First New England Class A Basketball Championship 30

Departments: Around the Quad 3 Alumni Association News 11 Salisbury Stories 15

Congratulations to the Varsity

Crimson Knight Athletics 32

Basketball Team!

Gatherings 40

The Salisbury Magazine is produced by the Office of Communications for alumni, parents and friends of the School. Letters and comments are welcome. Please send inquiries and comments to: Director of Communications, Salisbury School, 251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, CT 06068, e-mail to, or telephone 860-435-5791.

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Fall Classic Golf Tournament 38 This new event raised over $100,000 in generous support of student scholarship.

Hilltop History 59

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Salisbury School admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the School. Salisbury School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnicity in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship and loan, or athletic policies and other school administered programs.


Headmaster’s Message

J “For The Boys” Weekend

Coming Home There is something very special about returning to a place we once called home. Whether a few months or many, many years have passed, familiar faces and places remain amazingly familiar. The opportunity to reconnect with earlier times is both rare and invigorating. How often can we share stories undimmed by the passage of time--ones that generate spirited remembrance and shared laughter? “For The Boys” Weekend offers a unique opportunity for the entire Salisbury family--classmates, teammates, alumni, parents, past and present, grandparents and friends. So many of you will come to the Hilltop to celebrate the School as well as one another. Throughout the weekend of May 11-13, we will honor Salisbury boys from all generations. Our Web site and your invitation outline the planned events. This weekend is a reunion for ALL classes, enabling graduates to renew friendships with schoolmates as well as mentors. The timing is distinctive. We are hosting our spring reunion with school in session for the first time. All who gather can observe classes, watch games and join special events such as our alumni lecture series. Saturday’s Gala Dinner will highlight the boys and their passion for the School. You do not want to miss this memorable evening. Throughout the weekend we will celebrate the boys and men of Salisbury as well as details of our “For The Boys” Campaign. Please plan to join the Salisbury family in May. The boys, Tracy, and I hope you will set aside this time to come back to the Hilltop. We are eager to welcome you home.



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String Quartet Amazes Audience at Billingsley Lecture Salisbury School was pleased to host Brooklyn Rider as the featured player of the 2012 Billingsley Lecture Series on Thursday, February 9. “I would have to say it was one of the most inspiring shows to which I have ever been. Not only was the musicianship outstanding, it was obvious that these men loved every note they played. Their passion spilled into the souls of the audience, and that is what music is about,” noted Chris Hussey ’12. “The group treated the School to musical excellence. The performance was both gripping and inspiring, and took us on a thrilling ride,” commented Peter McEachern, chair of the Music Department.


“The group treated the School to musical excellence.” Peter McEachern, Chair of the music department

About the Artists

The Billingsley family with Chisholm and Tracy Chandler and the members of Brooklyn Rider.

The Walter Brown Billingsley ’82 Memorial Lecture Series

The Walter Brown Billingsley ’82 Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1988 to honor the memory of Salisbury alumnus Walter Billingsley ’82, who died in an automobile accident. Its purpose is to expose the school community to a wide range of inspirational speakers.  Previous presenters include Pulitzer Prize winners Doris Kearns Goodwin, Anna Quindlen and David Halberstam, scientist Dr. Robert Ballard, Poet Laureate Billy Collins and educator and coach Joe Ehrmann.

The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock critics.  NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.”  The musicians play in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Todai-ji Temple in Japan, Library of Congress, San Francisco Jazz and the South By Southwest Festival. Through creative programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider illuminates music for its audiences in ways that are “stunningly imaginative” (Lucid Culture).  For more about Brooklyn Rider, visit:

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2011-2012 Dramatic Productions Receive Rave Reviews Congratulations to the casts and crews of this year’s Dramatic Society productions, “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

A Battle of Wills: “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest”

The Salisbury School Dramatic Society presented Dale Wasserman’s “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest” as its fall 2011 production. The play was set in the men’s ward of a mental hospital and focused on the tense-but-frequently-comical conflict between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched for the hearts and minds of the patients on the ward. The Salisbury production featured Chris Hussey ’12 in the role of McMurphy with Rebekah Purdy as Nurse Ratched. Both actors appeared together previously in Dramatic Society productions of “Death of a Salesman” (November 2010) and the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (February 2011). Other principals in the cast included Tyler Fisher ’13 as Chief Bromden; Chris Truini ’12 as Billy Bibbit; Don Reed ’13 as Harding; Dylan Brodie ’12 as Scanlon; Roger Mittnacht ’12 as Cheswick; Yeskendir Kazhmuratov ’13 as Martini; Diego Kleckner ’12 as Dr. Spivey; KJ Johnson ’12 as Aide Warren; Eric Ruangsakul ’12 as Aide Williams; Alex Cole ’13 as Turkle;  Amelia Bell as Nurse Flinn; Clara Ziegler as Candy Starr; and Keila Zipkin as Sandy. The cast was rounded out by medical staff and long-term patients played by Theo Elmore ’15; Jake Harrington ’13; Brooks Robinson ’13; Arnaud Cluzel ’12; Frankie Craft ’12; Chad Goldberg ’12; and Shelby Macchi.



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The production crew was headed by Yeon Sang Jung ’12. Nico Falla ’12 led the technical crew. Sang Woo Chung ’15 and Colin May ’15 were the sound directors. Kyung Duk Yoon ’13 was the stage manager and played the role of Ruckley. A Tale of Young Lovers: “Romeo and Juliet”

In February 2012, the Dramatic Society gave three wonderful performances of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known play, “Romeo and Juliet” is the story of two teenagers who fall in love despite a long-standing and violent feud between their two families. The cast of “Romeo and Juliet” was led by Clark Lambo ’13 in the role of Romeo and Amelia Bell in the role of Juliet. Clark made his Salisbury debut while Amelia had appeared previously as Scout in 2009’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and as Nurse Flinn in this past fall’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The supporting cast included stage veterans Shawahl Abdur-Rahman ’14 as Abram; Dylan Brodie ’12 as Benvolio; Hiu Pang Choi ’13 The Apothecary; Arnaud Cluzel ’12 of as Lord Capulet; Theo Elmore ’15 as Gregory; Yeskendir Kazhmuratov ’13 as Count Paris; Donald Reed ’13 as Prince Escalus; Eric Ruangsakul ’12 Mercutio; and Kyung Duk Yoon ’13 as Sampson. Making their first Seifert Theatre appearances were Trent Carpenter ’15 as Lord Montague; Robert Marchesi ’15 as John; and Sadiq Olanrewaju ’13 as Tybalt. The cast also boasted a number of local students who have previously made their mark in Seifert productions: Shyla Gregory, Amanda Kitik and Shelby Macchi as The Chorus; Rebekah Purdy as Lady Capulet; Clara Ziegler as Lady Montague; and Keila Zipkin as The Servant. All attend Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Rounding out the cast were History Instructor Connor Compton as Friar

Lawrence and Gwenn Curtis (daughter of English Instructor Dick Curtis) as the nurse. The production crew was headed by Yeon Sang Jung ’12. Nico Falla ’12 headed the technical crew. Zacchariah Wooten ’13 was the stage manager. For both “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest” and “Romeo and Juliet,” Learning Center Instructor Laura Smith served as assistant director and was in charge of wardrobe and set design. Head of the English Department Procter Smith directed the two productions of the 2011-2012 year. To view and purchase photos from each of these performances, visit Salisbury’s photo gallery at

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Board Of Trustees Welcomes New Members Salisbury School thanks the following members of the Salisbury community for joining and serving on the Board of Trustees:

G. Anne Harris Milliken Owner, G. Anne Harris Interiors

Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr. P’08 Chairman, Rutherfoord

Gwendoline Anne Harris Milliken, a native of Salisbury, CT, spent her professional career as an interior designer, eventually owning her own firm, G. Anne Harris Interiors. Her career began as a political appointee with Senator James Buckley in Washington, D.C. Anne then moved on to interior design, serving as an apprentice with Mario Buatta until she founded her own firm. She has also been involved with several non-profit organizations, including Women’s Support Services and the Millbrook Garden Club. She is a regular volunteer at Saint John’s Church and Noble Horizons. Anne has a long association with Salisbury School beginning with her father’s teaching in the 1950s and service as a board member for many years. Both her parents were very active with the School. Her dedication to the successful continuation of the Salisbury School community is apparent in both her leadership and personal support of Salisbury’s mission. Anne is married to Seth Milliken.

Tom Rutherfoord began his career with Rutherfoord, a Marsh and McLennan agency LLC company, in 1971, soon moving to Washington, D.C. to manage the company’s Alexandria office. In 1986, he succeeded his father as president and aligned the company for future growth. In the early 1990s, he transitioned the firm to an ESOP company, and formed Rutherfoord International to provide unique insurance services for clients worldwide. He was named chairman and chief executive officer in 1998, continuing his focus on strategy and business development. He is a member of the Chief Executive Organization and the World Presidents Organization and is active with various civic and cultural groups. Tom and his wife Jean are the parents of Thomas ’08.

Thomas M. Joyce P’13 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Knight Capital Group, Inc.

Thomas M. Joyce, chairman and chief executive officer of Knight Capital, has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Tom has been chairman of the board of the company since December 2004 and has served as a director since October 2002. He has been CEO of the company since May 2002. From December 2001 to May 2002, Tom was the global head of trading at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Prior to that, Tom held a variety of leadership roles in the global institutional equity business during his 15 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., where his last position was head of global equity e-commerce from 1999 through 2001. He is a member of the boards of Special Olympics Connecticut, the Ronald McDonald House of New York City and the Alfred E. Smith Foundation. Tom received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College. He resides in Darien, CT, with his wife Lisa and their three children. Their son Ryan is a member of Salisbury’s Class of 2013.



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James P. Townsend P’10 Chief Executive Officer, Townsend Energy Services, LLC

Jim Townsend is the CEO of Townsend Energy Services, LLC. The company is a fourth generation family-held energy distribution business which markets heating oil, LP gas, natural gas and electricity to residential and commercial customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Additionally, the company operates a significant HVAC service and installation division. Jim has been chairman of the National Oil Heat Research Alliance based in Washington, D.C., chairman of the Oil Heat Committee of The Petroleum Marketers Association of America in Virginia and president of the New England Fuel Institute. In 1997, Jim led a group that formed MGA insurance operations in Las Vegas and Sacramento, both of which were sold in 2008. Jim remains active in the insurance industry today as the current chairman of the board of Energi Holdings, a Massachusetts-based insurance company. Jim received a B.A. in Business Management/Finance from Providence College. He and his wife Carol live in Beverly Farms, MA, and are the parents of sons Brookes ’10 and CJ.


College Office Shares Wonderful News The early results are in! The College Office reports that nearly 80% of the students who applied through the early application process (early decision, early action and rolling) have gained admittance. See below the colleges and universities that Salisbury boys will be attending next year. Also, please look for our fall magazine for the complete matriculation list for the Class of 2012. Allegheny College American University Amherst College Bucknell University Butler University Carnegie Mellon University Connecticut College Drew University Duke University Eckerd College Emory University Endicott College Fairfield University Furman University George Mason University George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology High Point University (3) Hobart Colleges (3) James Madison University Johns Hopkins University Lake Forest College

Lawrence University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University (MD) (2) Lynn University Marist College Miami University (OH) (2) Newbury College Northeastern University Ohio Wesleyan University Pace University Pennsylvania State University Quinnipiac University (3) Roanoke College Roger Williams University St. Joseph’s University Salisbury University Savannah College of Art and Design Sewanee: The University of the South Southern Methodist University St. Lawrence University Stetson University (2) Syracuse University

Texas Christian University (2) The Catholic University of America Trinity University University of Connecticut (2) University of Denver (4) University of Illinois (2) University of Mississippi University of New Hampshire University of North Carolina University of Pennsylvania University of Richmond University of San Diego University of South Carolina University of Vermont (2) Villanova University Washington College (2) Wesleyan University Western New England University Wheaton College (MA) (3) Williams College Wittenberg University (2)

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The Third Form Celebrates The Odyssey For the ninth consecutive year, students in the Third Form celebrated the end of the winter trimester with an “Odyssey Day” on March 1, 2012. The boys had spent January and February studying the Robert Fagles translation of Homer’s famous tale, “The Odyssey.” As the culmination of their study, they presented declamations of passages. Students were evaluated by the members of the English Department as well as instructors from other disciplines. Boys were graded for their work along the way (the process), the final product and their presentation (to their classmates) on Odyssey Day itself, in lieu of a final trimester exam. After the declamations were complete, the class enjoyed a most delectable Greek dinner provided by the School’s food service.


To view video taken at the 2012 Odyssey Day, visit



YouTube and search for SarumKnights (one word).

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Residential Life Program Update On Friday, February 17, Salisbury School welcomed Dr. Michael Fowlin back to the Hilltop. Dr. Fowlin has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University in Springfield, MO, and in the fall of 2001 he attained a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. He has been formally acting since age 11. Dr. Fowlin’s programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, toward all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity trainings, gender equity workshops and violence prevention seminars. He hopes that all audience members leave his performances with an awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences. The boys enjoyed an amazing and powerful evening as Dr. Fowlin portrayed “Mykee” in his performance of “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me.”


The Residential Life Program supports students in their multi-faceted development by focusing on and creating programming to promote nine core topics including service, citizenship, health and wellness, life skills, diversity, leadership, community building, school spirit and character education. Visit student-life/reslife to read more about

For more information on Dr. Fowlin, visit:

our program.

ALL-SCHOOL PANORAMIC PHOTO CAN BE YOURS! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to purchase your own 8” x 26” copy of the 2011-2012 all-school panoramic photo.  You have the option to order the photo unframed, framed or laminated. Quantities are limited, so order soon! Visit: for more information.

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Malafronte Family Endowed Scholarship Makes an Immediate Impact Julia and Michael Malafronte ’92

As the first of two Revisit Days for admitted students occurred this March, Salisbury’s Admissions Office received some very good and timely news. Julia and Michael W. Malafronte ’92 notified the School of their gift to fund a family endowed scholarship in 2012. The generosity and timeliness of this gift will immediately add substantial funding to Salisbury’s annual financial aid budget, a critical source of funding for our students and a matter of great importance to the Malafrontes. “Attracting and Retaining Salisbury Boys” is one of the five key strategic initiatives in the “For The Boys” Campaign. Access to private education carries with it a substantial cost, and Salisbury has committed itself to providing financial aid through endowed scholarships to make a Salisbury education more affordable and achievable. In recent years, as the economy has struggled, the percentage of families applying for financial aid has risen, from 46% in 2007 to 57% in 2010. A formal program of need-based financial aid has long been a part of Salisbury’s mission. It is the partnership with

benefactors like Julia and Michael that makes this mission come to life. Their generosity follows the example of others, over many years, that now helps Salisbury to provide aid to 38% of its students. The Malafrontes hope that their gift will encourage others. During a recent meeting in his midtown New York office, Michael said, “With this gift, we hope that others will consider their own giving to Salisbury, especially as the ‘For The Boys’ campaign kicks into high gear. I was so fortunate that my parents were able to send me to Salisbury — an experience for which I am grateful to this day. I firmly believe that my time at the School has enriched my life with lasting experiences and lessons upon which I continue to reflect. Julia and I are thrilled to be able to provide what I hope are similar opportunities for future Salisbury students.” That is great news for current and future students, and the Salisbury Admissions Office which is on the forefront of “Attracting and Retaining Salisbury Boys.”

Build Academic Skills and Confidence at Salisbury Summer School Boys and girls entering grades 7-12 will thrive at our five week program designed to refine academic and learning skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, study skills, math and SAT prep. Small class size maximizes individualized attention by faculty members. Make-up credits in English and math are available. For further information visit: Salisbury Summer School

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An Update from the Salisbury School Alumni Association

Dear Alumni Brothers, As we look forward to all that spring offers, Headmaster Chandler, the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association and I invite you and your family to the Hilltop for a special “For The Boys” Weekend, May 11 - 13, 2012. The School has planned an exciting schedule of events for alumni of all ages. You will have the opportunity to participate in the Sarum Knight golf outing at Wyantenuck Country Club (home course of the Varsity Golf Team), take part in discussions at alumni panels and networking events, attend alumni receptions and honor current and former faculty members at special dedications and at a unique wine tasting event. The highlight of the weekend will be the gala reception and dinner at the Flood Athletic Center on Saturday, May 12. At this event, the School will formally announce the public phase of its largest capital fundraising initiative to date – the “For The Boys” Campaign. You will not want to miss out on the evening that honors our past and sets the course for our school’s future. The School and its leadership have many surprises in store for us and it will be a weekend to remember. Our campus and school will shine as alumni will be joined for the weekend by Salisbury’s current parents, grandparents and friends. The School is thrilled to be able to host this weekend and it will allow you to meet and talk with our current boys as well as cheer them on at games or attend one of their classes. Since the School was able to host this weekend while classes are in session, overnight accommodations will not be available on campus. The Alumni Office has contacted many of the local hotels to hold rooms and many offer discounted rates. Please book your hotel now. Hotel information and registration can be found at Please note that the formal invitation was recently mailed and I encourage you to start making your plans to head back to the Hilltop for this historic, free event. If you did not receive your invitation to “For The Boys” Weekend, it means that the Alumni Office does not have updated contact information for you. To make sure you are on the list, please send your updated information to Director of Alumni Programs Julie Zahn at or 860-435-5775. Thank you to those who have already made a gift or pledge to the 2011-2012 Annual Fund goal of $1,750,000. As always, your generous donation to the Annual Fund helps all Salisbury students grow as learners and community members. I look forward to seeing you back on the Hilltop in May.

Warm regards,

Duke Mulvoy ’92 President Salisbury Alumni Association

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Young at Heart Have you ever wondered “Who is Salisbury’s oldest alumnus?” Read on to find out more about William A. Brobston ’32. W ritten by J ulie Z ahn , D I R E C T O R O F A L U M N I P R O G R A M S


Bill ran his last marathon with his son, Bill Jr. As Bill Sr. crossed the finish line, he said he remembers watching his son stand up and scream, “Here comes the greatest 82-year-old runner!”



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In 1927, a shy third former, William A. “Bill” Brobston, left Nazarene, PA, and arrived on the Hilltop with high button shoes and short pants. He quickly realized that he was not in Pennsylvania anymore and called home asking his parents to send him saddle shoes and long pants. In his ninety-ninth year, he still remembers the welcoming community of students and teachers. Although he remembers the comforting community, his most striking memory was the impact the Great Depression had on his classmates. In his time on the Hilltop, Bill witnessed some of his closest companions forced to go home due to the effects from the drastic decline of the U.S. economy on Salisbury families. Bill describes his days on the Hilltop as “happy years!” Spending two years in the Third Form, Bill says he “graduated with lifetime friends in the Class of 1931 and 1932 as well as longtime friends in the faculty – Dr. Quaile, John Myers, Bill Church, and Waring Church.” After leaving Salisbury, Bill attended the University of Virginia, but quickly knew it was not a good fit. He decided to head back to Pennsylvania and applied to The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He remembers speaking with the dean of admission. After being asked where he attended secondary school, Bill proudly replied “Salisbury School.” The dean indicated he would need a recommendation from the headmaster and went on to call him while Bill remained in his office. As the two school men were speaking, Bill could hear Dr. Quaile say in a loud and boastful voice, “I would highly recommend William Brobston for any university.” Bill started at Wharton shortly thereafter. Following his graduation from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Bill started his career in the cement business. In 1976, after numerous years learning the industry, Bill was appointed president and CEO of the Alpha Portland Cement Company of Easton, PA.


Bill cites one of his major life accomplishments to be his children­– Catherine, Sarah, Mary, and his only son, William A. Brobston ‘69. He speaks very proudly of them and is always willing to share many stories of their successes. Like Bill, “little” Bill attended Salisbury. In his sixth form year, Bill Jr. wore a hip-to-neck plaster cast for physical rehabilitation, to stop the advance of his scoliosis. In 1970, when he was able to go without the cast, the doctors insisted he either swim or run for one hour, three times weekly. To encourage his son, Bill Sr. started to run with him and discovered that they were both very good at it. This running partnership cemented the father and son bond. Both Brobstons have run many marathons together over the last 38 years. In 2002, Bill Sr. was selected to the U.S. Athletic Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame. Bill Sr. states that “these 38 years of retirement, because of my running, have been most satisfying!” At 76, Bill Sr. ran from Saugerties, NY, to Easton, PA, in six and a half days, raising money for academic scholarships to Saugerties Community College. At 80, he ran in the National Masters Marathon Championships in the Twin Cities and came in at 4:28:01. Bill currently remains the fourthfastest marathon runner ever by an American over 80.

Bill ran his last marathon with his son, Bill Jr. He said that Bill Jr. had finished the race well before he did and went into the stands to wait for his dad. As Bill Sr. crossed the finish line, he said he remembers watching his son stand up and scream, “Here comes the greatest 82-year-old runner!” Bill Sr. said to see his son cheer him on is a memory that he will never forget and one that he cherishes to this day. In January 2012, Bill turned 99 years old. He celebrated his special day with his wife, his children and their families. Bill and his wife Erlinda reside in a lovely cottage overlooking the Delaware River and as Bill puts it, “take care of each other as they totter happily along.” Even though he does not run anymore, Bill still walks one mile a day. Bill is proud that his brother, Scott Brobston ’31, son Bill Brobston ’69 and grandson Jack Brobston ’14 have a special bond as Sarum brothers. He hopes that more Brobston boys will attend and be part of a community that was so special for him. When asked what it is like to be Salisbury’s oldest living alumnus, Bill says, “Being the oldest living graduate is a very modest honor, but I am happy with it and so, too, are my three daughters and Bill, Jr.”

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Honoring Salisbury’s Finest at “For The Boys” Weekend

Salisbury School has always prided itself on its wonderful educators—those who teach, coach and mentor boys into intelligent, confident and moral young men. Throughout the “For The Boys” celebration weekend, the School will host numerous events at which Salisbury’s faculty will be honored. We hope you will come share in these important moments as we recognize those whose impact can be felt by thousands of Sarum brothers.

Wine Tasting Friday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Both current and former faculty members will be recognized for their dedication to the boys. Come mingle with your favorite teachers in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The tasting is hosted by Salisbury Wines, Ian Findlay ’88 and Warren Carter, proprietors.

The Sean Bowler ’02 (Hon.) Memorial Lacrosse Game Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Alumni will take to the field in memory of Sean Bowler, a former instructor in Mathematics and History who also coached lacrosse and football. Despite being diagnosed with A.L.S. (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in the summer of 2001, Sean stayed on to teach at Salisbury through the 2001-2002 school year. At graduation, he was made an honorary member of the Class of 2002. The Renaming of the Mathematics and Science Building to Wachtmeister-Bates Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

The Dedication of the Boathouse in Honor of Coach Dick Curtis Friday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m.

On this evening, we will dedicate our Boathouse in honor of Crew Coach Dick Curtis, who has been instrumental in developing the strong and successful rowing program at Salisbury. At the same event, we will dedicate the Stephen J. Meszkat, Jr., Salisbury’s newest eight-man shell, in loving memory of Stephen J. Meszkat, Jr. ’02.



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Karen and Ted Wachtmeister ’67 and their sons Erik ’95 and Carl ’98 wish to honor the memory of legendary Science Instructor and former Senior Master James Bates ’48, P’75, ’82, GP’04, by renaming the Wachtmeister Mathematics and Science Building to now include the Bates moniker.


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v 50th Reunion Co-Chairs v P ete r Ba r nett ’6 2 Cedar Grove, NJ Owner, Suburban Therapy Center

Why did you choose Salisbury School?

Peter: My father did. He was a friend of George Langdon. Pompey: In my family, it was assumed that you would go to a boarding school. In my case, we were looking for a smaller school, not too far from my family’s home in Brewster, NY. My family had moved several times in the years before I went to Salisbury and it seemed appropriate to find a school where I would not get totally lost in the crowd. What were your first impressions of Salisbury?

Peter: Scary. Pompey: Sarum was beautiful and the headmaster at that time, George Langdon (known on campus as the Great White Whale), was very friendly and welcoming. My nickname is Pompey after my grandfather, who received that nickname after attending the Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT. Mr. Langdon had been the chaplain at the Pomfret School before coming to Salisbury. That meant a lot to both my family and me. What is your most treasured memory of life on the Hilltop?

Peter: Howard Baldwin ’60 occasionally lifting me off the ground by my head. I actually was the smallest kid in school until the middle of my fifth form year—my nickname was mouse! My treasured memory isn’t specific. It is the later life of reflection and the invaluable experience a country bumpkin gained from the preppy exposure. Salisbury is one of four or five key influences in my life. It has regularly guided my discretion in many instances because of the latent potential stored up in me, but from Salisbury’s integrity and subliminal messages I have made some good choices regardless of the popularity of them. Pompey: I helped to start a Debating Club at Salisbury and it was very successful under the direction of Mr. Kilborne.

SalisburyStories P o mpey D elafield ’ 6 2 Hyde Park, NY Retired Architect

What is something you learned at Salisbury and have never forgotten?

Peter: The basis of much of my self-confidence, but it was not realized until my Air Force career. Pompey: I consider Salisbury as my introduction to the liberal arts. When I finally settled down in college (I went to the University of Pennsylvania for a year, took a year off from college and then went to the University of Arizona to study architecture), I focused more on a specialized learning experience in art and architecture. That was a wonderful experience, but the training in the general liberal arts at Salisbury remains a critical element of my overall education and remained crucial to all I have done since then. What are you most excited about for this reunion?

Peter: Only pride to be part of what, I believe, is one of the best prep schools for my kind of person. Pompey: Obviously, I am most interested in seeing what other classmates have done and found interesting to do with their lives over the years since we graduated. You have been a long-time supporter of the Annual Fund; why do you support Salisbury?

Peter: It was very, very relevant for who I turned out to be. Salisbury helped to develop my morals, integrity, confidence and character in addition to providing values from daily chapel services and those fantastic Protestant hymns. I am now a deacon and the treasurer of The Marble Collegiate. In addition, contributions support the great teachers of today. Those from my day – George Landgon, Josephine Rudd, Don Hewat, Gerry Dartford, Jim Bates and Bob Gardner— were all so important to me. Pompey: I try to contribute something every year because educational values taught at Salisbury are so important. Many students need the individual attention and support that can only be given in a small school such as Salisbury.

Salisbury’s Annual Fund develops new stories each and every day by providing necessary dollars that affect each and every aspect of life on the Hilltop from the academic and athletic programs to student activities and financial aid. Please consider supporting this year’s fund “For The Boys.” Go on-line at and click “Make A Gift.” Thank you!

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v 10th Reunion Co-Chairs v Toby Atkins ’ 02 Austin, TX Director of Marketing, ClubCorp TicketLine

Brian Bendjy ’02 New York, NY Execution Trader, J.P. Morgan

Why did you choose Salisbury School?

Toby: I had looked at prep schools all over the south (where I’m from), and while each respective institution offered unique characteristics, there was something about Salisbury that promoted a supportive community that enriched everyone involved. My four years on campus only further confirmed that. Bryan: I chose Salisbury because it gave me the greatest opportunity to focus and excel on academics and athletics. I also liked the energy of the Admissions Office and everyone I met from the faculty to the students and staff—they all had a genuine vibe. I knew it would be a great place to spend four years. What were your first impressions of Salisbury?

Toby: Upon arriving to campus the fall of my freshman year, I was impressed with the genuine excitement that all of my new classmates felt about undergoing this unique experience together. It seemed like everyone was in a rush to meet as many new people as possible, and some of those I met my very first day remain some of my closest friends. Bryan: I thought the campus was beautiful (and that was before the new construction even started!). I also came up to watch hockey and lacrosse games and liked the way the community came together to support both teams.



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What is your most treasured memory while you were here?

Toby: I had reconstructive knee surgery during the winter of my fourth form year, which required a handful of accommodations to be made in order for me to move about the campus on daily basis, at least until I was off crutches. I will never forget the incredible courtesy and aide that the School supplied, from students and faculty alike. Classmates volunteered to switch rooms to limit my having to travel up the stairs of Payson. Athletic Trainer Chera Jarrett worked overtime in my rehabilitation to ensure I would be able to return to competition my final two years on campus. But the memory I will treasure the most was the time Science Instructor Hugh Cheney left a class he was teaching to run outside to help me trek through the ice and snow. He brought me his winter gloves and patiently waited for me to crutch to my next class as his class waited inside. Mr. Cheney’s act was reflective of the overall supportive nature of the Hilltop, and the closeness of the community. Bryan: There are numerous academic, social and athletic memories that I could go into but my most treasured memory was witnessing first-hand the courage of Sean Bowler (former Mathematics instructor who was diagnosed with ALS while teaching at Salisbury). Anyone who was lucky enough to have met the man should be a better person for it. What is something you learned at Salisbury and have never forgotten?

Toby: “Keep the Helots down.” This was a statement emphasized by Mr. Mokriski in his History class my freshman year. I don’t recall the full details of the lesson, but I never forgot the now extinct Helots and their association with the Spartans. Bryan: The capital of Australia is Canberra (not Sydney), you should wear socks with your dress shoes and, of course, “To be, rather than to seem to be.” What are you most excited about for this reunion?

Toby: While we had an outstanding turnout for our 5th year reunion, I expect even more members from our class to attend “For The Boys” Weekend. Our class covers the globe - from Dublin to Shanghai to International Falls, MN – and I can’t wait to hear the stories and life experiences our class has to offer since our time on the Hilltop.

Visit Our On-line Campus Store Bryan: Reconnecting with classmates that I haven’t seen since graduation. We had a great turnout for our 5-year reunion and I’m hoping for an even greater turnout for our 10-year. I’m also excited to see familiar faces and meet new alumni. Do you have any specific goals as a reunion volunteer for your class?

Toby: Our class accomplished so many things during our time at Salisbury, and I am confident that each member was prepared for a successful life after the Hilltop. The class agents have set the goal of a high participation rate of contributions toward the Annual Fund, and we are excited to see what those results may hold as we approach the “For The Boys” Weekend. Bryan: First and foremost, I would like to see my fellow classmates who have lost touch with Salisbury to reconnect. The School has given so much to us and I’m hoping the guys who come back to “For The Boys” weekend will remember exactly that. You have been a long-time supporter of the Annual Fund; why do you support Salisbury?

Toby: My four years at Salisbury were such a positive learning experience both in and out of the classroom, I want to ensure that there are similar opportunities for future students like me. Bryan: There is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be where I am today without Salisbury. Salisbury taught me numerous valuable life skills that have helped me be successful in my personal and professional life. I believe supporting the Annual Fund and working as a class agent is the least I could do for a school that has given me so much.

Salisbury’s Annual Fund develops new stories each and every day by providing necessary dollars that affect each

A wide range of items is now available for purchase including: Under Armour and Champion Sweatshirts and T-shirts Fleece Jacket and Vest The Salisbury School Cookbook “Knights Around the Table” featuring recipes from Parents, Alumni, Faculty and Friends Smathers and Branson Needlepoint Belt Vineyard Vines Ties and Belt Beanie Hats and Baseball Cap Stadium Blanket Ceramic and Travel Mugs Car Decals and Magnets Notepads Salisbury School Christmas Ornament

and every aspect of life on the Hilltop from the academic and athletic programs to student activities and financial aid. Please consider supporting this year’s fund “For The Boys.” Go on-line at and click “Make A Gift.” Thank you!

Show your Sarum pride and shop today! Visit campus-store or look for the “Campus Store” button on the homepage.

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Thank you to our Alumni Class Agents! We are proud to report that over 115 alumni have graciously volunteered their time to help Salisbury School. These class agents represent 61 graduating classes from 1940 to 2011. There is no limit to the number of agents per class, so if you would like to volunteer your time or would like to hear more about this fun opportunity, please contact Director of Alumni Programs Julie Zahn at 860-435-5775 or 1940 Louis G. Erskine 1941 John L. Tyler 1943 Richard P. Westcott 1944 Kenneth A. Wood 1945 Thomas L. Harris 1947 David J. Sautter 1948 George Beavers 1949 Merwin R. Haskel 1950 Arthur L. Peacock 1951 Leonard S. Pinover

1977 John A. Coleman Alexander H. Middendorf

1990 Gerritt T. Graham Christopher Hefter

1962 Peter S. Barnett Lawrence H. Delafield

1978 Christopher C. Bushing

1991 Brady C. Knight Ross A. McKenzie

1963 Virgil C. Shutze 1964 John H. Moorhead 1965 Peter P. Brower James F. Dickerson 1966 Melvin H. Campbell John L. Tyler 1968 Robert W. Gunther Ian A. McCurdy 1969 Thomas C. Lincoln

1953 Ralph M. McDermid

1970 Chris P. Janelli C. David Koncz

1954 Hilary G. Woodhouse

1972 Oliver C. Scholle

1956 Jesse F. Sammis

1973 John S. Oler

1957 Anthony P. Hoag Bradford W. Ketchum

1974 Peter G. Clifford Knut A. Rostad Jeffrey W. Wheeler

1958 Donald W. Burkett 1959 Stephen D. Parker 1960 Nicolaus F. Von Baillou


1961 Jackson W. Foley George W. Hebard

1975 James M. Bates 1976 Bill W. Bushing Stephen K. Garfield


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1979 James E. Lineberger 1980 Gregory T. Cutler Mark C. Hess James P. Robinson Edward J. Swibold 1981 Christopher A. Gorycki Nicholas Lieder William R. Pollard Scott A. Root Edward B. Sheridan 1982 Jonathan S. Bates Theodore B. Smith 1983 Duncan R. Kennedy 1984 H. C. Baldwin Bradley B. Root Charles M. Spofford 1985 Nathan B. Durfee Stephen D. Godwin Thomas G. Johnson James E. Mullen Robert P. Zabel 1986 J. Henry Alexandre W. Reed Johnston 1987 E.D. Smith Kennedy 1988 Matthew M. Taylor

1992 Kristopher S. Loomis Sasha A. Tcherevkoff 1993 Michael T. Anastasio 1994 Joshua C. Mandel 1995 Alexander T. Raday 1995 Christopher F. Grinda 1996 Christopher J. Brislin Holt B. Haynsworth Timothy McCaffrey 1997 Frederick Beck 1998 Andrew D. Caprio Jason F. Indelicato 1999 David E. Friedman David J. Greiner 2000 Gunnar L. Heinrich James M. Panczykowski 2001 William A. Faison Peter D. Gross James D. Keogh James E. Long David R. Sandals Cris P. Sigovitch Parker E. Young

2002 John E. Atkins Bryan T. Bendjy Colin R. Griggs 2004 Theodore R. Ahrens James T. Clark Ned Corkery 2005 Stephen C. Brooks Jacob A. Fields Robert B. Hollinger Justin D. HoShue Andrew L. O’Donnell Llewellyn G. Ross 2007 Luke M. Esselen Patrick J. Powers 2008 Alexander S. Holder 2009 Stefan Merriam 2011 Gabriel J. Antoni Christopher E. Garibaldi

Laura and Brooks Klimley with son Graham ’15

Parents Weekend photos by john laperch , danielle sinclair and brian wilcox

Amin Alireza ’13 with mother Nirmeen

Parents from all across the globe traveled to the Hilltop the weekend of October 21-22, 2011 for a weekend full of Sarum spirit. The annual events of Parents Weekend are of huge appeal every year and this year was no different—more than 250 families were present for the occasion. Throughout the weekend, the School hosted a number of activities—parent conferences with teachers, parent gatherings (by form) in the homes of faculty members, informational meetings with the College Office and the Parents Association, the Awards Convocation and an afternoon full of athletic contests. Thank you to all who attended for making it a special weekend for the boys!

Cynthia and Lincoln Turner and son Graham ’15

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Parents Weekend

The All-School Convocation and Awards Ceremony

It is tradition that on this weekend, the entire community gathers for a chapel service and the presentation of academic awards. Headmaster Address

Chad Goldberg ’12 is congratulated by Headmaster Chandler.


“I believe that at the core of the Salisbury experience is the opportunity of the closest, deepest friendships. And the result of such opportunity is that the emotional well-being of our boys is irrevocably enriched, nourished and satiated.” Headmaster Chisholm Chandler



Headmaster Chisholm Chandler opened Convocation by discussing a question that he is often asked, “Why Salisbury…and…what is this all-boys thing really about?!” After serving for more than 21 years at the School, he is able to answer with great conviction. “Because I believe that at the core of the Salisbury experience is the opportunity of the closest, deepest friendships. And the result of such opportunity is that the emotional well-being of our boys is irrevocably enriched, nourished and satiated.” There is much written today about the value boys place on friendship, and most succinctly, those deepest, strongest friendships that boys cultivate in adolescence. For some boys, at this stage in their development, they begin to drift from their closest friends because societal norms direct boys to think that deep, emotional relationships with male peers aren’t normal or macho. This phenomenon has led many authors to delve into the topic of “boys at risk.” It is a hot and alarming topic today. Headmaster Chandler noted, “When I think of what I ultimately wish for each boy at Salisbury, it is the same list I have for my own children: • I want them to have resilient self-confidence and to believe in themselves. • I want them to be polite and well-mannered. To have a strong work ethic and desire. • I want them to have the opportunity to achieve great things and inspiring mentors to guide them. • But perhaps, as much as anything, I want them to be emotionally strong and well. I want them to have a robust capacity to build and sustain essential relationships and partnerships with others. “For parents, this means finding school environments where deep friendships and intense camaraderie are nurtured carefully and intentionally. Salisbury does this as well as any school I know, and perhaps, humility aside, better than any other school. That is truly ‘why Salisbury’ and a big part of ‘what is this all-boys thing is truly about.’” Headmaster Chandler went on to conclude, “Years ago, I stood on the bench coaching a hockey team with a trusted colleague and friend whom I admire and love to this day. Often, I heard him say to our team a phrase that, I think, I may have taken for granted. It now means much more to me. The last thing he would say before our team took to the ice was, ‘…and remember, whatever happens out there, Salisbury boys stick together.’ A band of brothers, that we are. Stick together boys. Stick together always.”

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Photos clockwise from top left: Donald Reed ’13 accepts his Certificate of Merit from Headmaster Chandler; Members of the Gospel Choir: Wesley Middendorf ’12, Brian Teague ’12 and Zachary Langlois ’14; Bryan Platt ’13 shakes hands with the headmaster; Bobby Feeney ’12 with parents Sarah and Rob ’83; Angelo Tilahun ’14 received course awards in Ancient History and Algebra; Ryan Hamilton ’12, recipient of a Certificate of Merit, and Headmaster Chandler.

Keynote Address

The keynote speaker of the morning was Rev. Jeffrey Lewis P’12. In his address, Rev. Lewis spoke of how Salisbury helps its students transition from boys to responsible men. “At Salisbury, the moral has always been central to what happens here. It is more important than anything else,” he declared. “Some have said the real value of an education at a school like Salisbury is the values. The value is the values. You can resist them or embrace them, wrestle with them or fight them, learn from them or do your best to ignore them, but they are there. And they are not going away.” Rev. Lewis went on to note to the boys in the audience that “your education, if lived into fully, will equip you for life in the world…the blessing of education carries with it a responsibility.” To the parents, this father of a sixth former himself stated, “For we will never forget that what we want for them is not just about them. For as much as we do sincerely—to the marrow of our bones—want to equip our boys to succeed, to make their way in the world and be happy and well, we also want to equip the world with the kind of people we believe that the world needs. People who can think critically. Educated. Kind and empathetic. Strong. Responsible…People who understand the reverent sense that their responsibility transcends themselves.”

Rev. Jeffrey Lewis P’12


To watch Headmaster Chandler’s full address and Rev. Lewis’ keynote speech, visit YouTube and search for “SalisburyKnights” (one word).

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Parents Weekend

The All-School Convocation and Awards Ceremony

Course Prizes 2011

Multiple Course Awards

ART Rashad Lance ’13 Chun-Fang (Oscar) Cheng ’12 Yeskendir Kazhmuratov ’13 Mark Snellman ’13

Andrew Brunson ’12 Lawlor Coe ’12

Entrepreneurial Studies AP Latin

Brooks Oler ’12

Timothy Ernst ’13

Sculpture IV Form English Honors World History

Ryan Frazier ’12

The Helene K. Bracken Economics Prize Jazz History

Nicholas Turecamo ’13

Woodworking Honors Biology

Yong Ho Lee ’14

III Form English Ancient History

Studio Art Sculpture Drawing & Painting Printmaking

ENGLISH Fifth Form English

MATHEMATICS Honors Geometry AB Calculus

Robin Lewis ’12 Yuqian Xu ’12

MUSIC Music Technology

Brian Teague ’12

SCIENCE AP Chemistry Environmental Science Environmental Science Field Studies Honors Physics

Xiaotian Cao ’12 Joseph Fields ’12 Marc Biega ’12 Taylor Ogan ’14 Chiye Huang ’13

Boat Building Entrepreneurial Studies

Angelo Tilahun ’14 Ancient History Algebra Yeon Sang Jung ’12

AP U.S. History Middle Eastern History BC Calculus Mandarin III

WORLD LANGUAGES Mandarin I Mandarin I French II French III French IV Spanish IV



Seung Hyun Kim ’14 Roger Mittnacht ’12 Nicholas Merriam ’12 Hugh Bartlett ’13 James Mauldin ’12 Chad Goldberg ’12

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Whi Jin Park ’13 Pre-Calculus Honors Chemistry Honors Physics Mandarin II Quan Hoang Do ’14

Algebra II/Trig Honors French I

Left: Ondrej Krajnak ’12 is awarded a Certificate of Merit; Hugh Bartlett is congratulated by Mr. Chandler; Yong Yan “Tony” Tang ’12, recipient of the Wesleyan Book Prize.

Most Improved Prizes Third Form (Class of 2014) Academic Most Improved Dayuan Wang Overall Most Improved Jhonny Perez

Fourth Form (Class of 2013) Academic Most Improved Michael Edson Overall Most Improved Samuel Dingba Overall Most Improved John Maymar

Fifth Form (Class of 2012) Academic Most Improved Chun-Fang Cheng Overall Most Improved Kyle Musco Overall Most Improved Jeffrey Fitzsimmons

First Scholar Awards First Scholar of Last Year’s Third Form: Yong Ho Lee ’14 First Scholars of Last Year’s Fourth Form: Timothy Ernst ’13 & Whi Jin Park ’13 First Scholar of Last Year’s Fifth Form: Yeon Sang Jung ’12

Major Awards Brown University Book Award: Brooks Oler ’12 In honor of this student’s selection as last year’s fifth former who best combined a high degree of ability in English expression, both written and spoken, with outstanding personal qualities which gave promise that the student would become one of the succession of men and women duly qualified for discharging the office of life with usefulness and reputation. Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award: Seung Hyeok Park ’12 University of Rochester sponsors this award to recognize outstanding achievement in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences. This student was selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership and community service during last year’s fifth form year. The Harvard Prize: Ryan R. Frazier ’12 Awarded by the Harvard Club of Boston; to be presented to the outstanding student in last year’s fifth form who “displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields.” RPI Medal: Yeon Sang Jung ’12 The Renssalaer Mathematics and Science Prize is awarded to the outstanding member of last year’s fifth form for his work in the combined areas of Mathematics and Science. Trinity College Book Award: Ryan Hamilton ’12 & Yuqian Xu ’12 Awarded by The Trinity Club of Hartford, this prize is given to a member of last year’s fifth form in recognition of his high scholastic standing and his service to the School. Wesleyan Book Prize: Yong Yan Tang ’12 The Wesleyan University Prize is awarded to the outstanding student in last year’s fifth form who has most impressed the faculty with the high probability that he will dedicate himself to a lifetime of intellectual growth as well as deep involvement in the furtherance of the well-being of his community – ideals that are pillars of the Wesleyan University tradition. Williams College Book Award: Robin Lewis ’12 The Williams College Book Prize is given to the student in the top five percent of last year’s fifth form class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the School.

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The Salisbury Annual Fund:

For the Daily Lives of the Boys on the Hilltop


Another timeless tradition at Salisbury is the support that alumni, parents, grandparents and friends provide to the boys and to the men and women who teach them, through the Salisbury Annual Fund.



Beginning at 7:00 a.m. each day, the sound of bells peals across the Salisbury campus from the chapel steeple. The start of the school day and then each subsequent hour is marked by this timeless tradition. Another timeless tradition at Salisbury is the support that alumni, parents, grandparents and friends provide to the boys and to the men and women who teach them, through the Salisbury Annual Fund. This bond, forged through practical and generous financial support, makes all the difference in the daily lives of the boys on the Hilltop.

A Day in the Life of a Salisbury Student

The windows in the dining room face the Taconic Berkshire foothills, providing the most amazing views to the students and faculty who come in for breakfast before the first class of the day. Dining Services Director Tony Fraenkel and his dedicated team have been hard at work since 5:00 a.m., preparing the first of three meals for the Hilltop. The dining room comes alive as more and more boys as well as faculty members and their families start their day. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, the School comes together for thirty minutes of reflection, community prayers and music in the chapel (on Sunday evenings, Chaplain Jeff Lewis P’12 offers Evening Compline). Though seemingly impossible, 300 students and 65 faculty members manage to fit into this wonderful space. Morning classes follow chapel and the academic mission begins in earnest. The academic tradition at Salisbury is challenging yet attentive to the needs of differing abilities; traditional but also contemporary with robust programs in Entrepreneurial Studies, Mandarin, Economics and the Sciences. The Humanities form an academic tradition that all alumni would readily recognize. Salisbury has remained committed to its academic rigor and tradition by recruiting exceptional faculty members, including teaching fellows, and has no greater priority than its commitment to providing financial aid to one in three deserving, talented students. Twice a week, generally on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the school community gathers for School Meeting. Unless the weather makes it truly impossible, School Meeting is held outdoors, on the

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“Compared to a public or private day school, a ‘day’ on the Hilltop is much more than a ‘9-to-5’ experience. It is filled with learning, competing, understanding, mentoring and being mentored, and being part of a community.”

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Senior Steps, and is led by the school president. It is a time for announcements--to share birthdays, information and good news, including college acceptances. It is a priority at Salisbury to gather together as a community and with chapel, school meeting and sit-down meals, we do just that six times every week. The afternoon is filled with classes and then athletics, and following a long-established Salisbury tradition, there “… is a team and a uniform for



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each Salisbury boy.” There are over 33 interscholastic teams in addition to a number of recreational activities from which the boys may choose to participate. Throughout, Salisbury boys learn to live and compete with the following charge that is displayed in the Flood Athletic Center: “Humble in victory; gracious in defeat.” As afternoon turns into evening, the focus again returns to the academic mission and preparation for classes the next day. Whether in the library or in their

rooms, students “hit the books” before some free time and an evening snack at Belin Lodge or simple “downtime” with their friends in the dorm. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. and stretching to 10:30 p.m. or 11:30 p.m., a typical day on the Hilltop runs almost sixteen hours. Compared to a public or private day school, a “day” on the Hilltop is much more than a “9-to-5” experience. It is filled with learning, competing, understanding, mentoring and being mentored, and being part of a community.


Salisbury is For Life

As busy as these days are, or perhaps because of it, they pass quickly. For a Salisbury sixth former, the days, months and years on the Hilltop pass quickly. The time between a Salisbury third-former’s first advisee sit-down meal to the Sixth Form Send-Off Dinner can be measured by the rapid passage of years or more richly by the individual experiences each day over that same period of time. The Sixth Form Send-Off Dinner is another Salisbury tradition. Hosted by the Alumni Office several evenings before graduation, the dinner is a time for graduating sixth formers to gather with the headmaster, alumni and members of the Alumni Office to celebrate the boys’ transition from students to alumni. At the dinner, the class DVD chronicling this transition is viewed for the first time, and each boy is handed his Vineyard Vines graduation tie by the headmaster. The director of alumni relations welcomes each boy into a lifelong relationship with Sarum as a Salisbury alumnus. And one alumnus, representing the four-thousand living Salisbury alumni, describes the advantages and benefits of a lifelong connection to Salisbury brothers and Salisbury School. It is a moving evening before graduation itself.

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“The time between a Salisbury third former’s first advisee sit-down meal to the Sixth Form Send-Off Dinner can be measured by the rapid passage of years or more richly by the individual experiences each day over that same period of time.”

A Worthy Investment

Annual Fund

Dollars Raised







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Fiscal Year

2011-2012 Operating Budget Sources of Income Other 1% Auxiliary Services 3% Endowment Allocation 11% Summer School 4%

Annual Fund 10%

Fees 5%

Tuition 66%


All of these traditions, as well as each daily activity, is supported, at least partially, by the Salisbury Annual Fund. Salisbury’s operating budget, very carefully established and managed each year, is dependent on three primary sources of income: tuition, endowment income and the Annual Fund. Thanks to alumni, parents, grandparents and friends, the Salisbury Annual Fund has established an enviable record of growth, despite the recent weak economy. This Annual Fund support represents 10% of Salisbury’s operating budget each year and each student and faculty member benefits. As we enter the public phase of the “For The Boys” Campaign, every donor to the Annual Fund can take pride in building this foundation of support. Each gift to the Annual Fund, like each capital gift or planned gift, is counted in the “For The Boys” Campaign under the priority aptly called “For the Daily Lives of the Boys on the Hilltop.” In the months ahead you will be invited to join all alumni, parents, grandparents and friends in investing in Salisbury School. On behalf of the boys and the faculty on this marvelous Hilltop, we hope you, too, will choose to make this investment. On behalf of the boys and the men and women who teach them, we thank you.

Dutch Barhydt Director of Development

Susan Auchincloss Director of the Annual Fund



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Supporting Salisbury Thank you for considering how you can have an impact on Salisbury School. Whatever you choose to do, you will help provide the exceptional life experiences that the boys and those who teach them find on the Hilltop.

Salisbury Annual Fund

Sixth Form Parent Gift

Through Salisbury’s Annual Fund, you can support the crucial and daily work of Salisbury School. The Annual Fund provides over 10% of Salisbury’s annual operating budget, supporting financial aid to current students, faculty salaries, food, heating oil and all the items that go into running our Hilltop community. In addition, your participation in the Annual Fund, at whatever level you choose, confirms to others that you – the alumni, parents and friends who know Salisbury best – support and are excited by what Salisbury is doing. Donors to Salisbury’s Annual Fund, including the Parents Fund, are honored and recognized with membership in Salisbury’s Giving Societies:

In a unique tradition now in its twentieth year, Salisbury’s sixth form parents come together to provide the resources to fund a major capital or endowed project from a list of the School’s priorities. Past gifts have included faculty housing, the fitness center, the athletic dome, the computer center, endowed teaching fellowships and a lecture hall. When asked as a sixth form parent to participate in this tradition, we hope that you will reflect on the role that Salisbury has played in your son’s life, and join in with other sixth form parents and help advance Salisbury in this meaningful way.

The 1959 Society

$5 - $999

The Pillar Society

$1,000 - $2,499

The Cupola Society

$2,500 - $4,999

The Quaile Society

$5,000 - $7,499

The Hilltop Society

$7,500 - $9,999

The Sarum Society

$10,000 - $24,999

The Crimson Society

$25,000 - $49,999

The Founders Society

$50,000 +

For further information contact Susan Auchincloss, director of the annual fund, at (860) 435-5784 or

Leadership Giving

Leadership gifts, sometimes referred to as “major gifts,” are those very generous gifts that can have a large impact on the life of Salisbury, and help the School realize its strategic goals – whether it is the addition of a dormitory or faculty housing, new athletic facilities, a new academic program or permanent endowment. Recent examples include the Wachtmeister Family Endowed Headmaster’s Chair, Salisbury’s splendid academic buildings, the recently completed boathouse, the Richard T. Flood, Jr. and Sally Elliot Flood Athletic Center and the Rutherfoord and Lynch Endowed Teaching Fellowships. We would be pleased to discuss Salisbury’s mission and how you can support it through your leadership gift, which may be paid in one year or up to five years.

For further information please contact Cherrie Collins, director of parent programs, at (860) 435-5742 or

Planned Giving

From a simple bequest intention in your will to gift annuities and trust arrangements, there are many vehicles at your disposal to make a gift to secure the future of Salisbury School and help build its permanent endowment. Often, planned gifts can simultaneously provide the donor favorable tax consequences and be a key component in estate planning. Salisbury would be pleased to partner with you and your financial advisor to explore these opportunities. While including Salisbury in your estate planning, you may well benefit your own financial goals and your family’s financial future. For further information contact Dutch Barhydt, director of development, at (860) 435-5704 or; or Andrew Graham, director of leadership gifts, at (860) 435-5706 or

Corporations and Foundations

Salisbury has been advanced over the years by generous gifts from corporations and from family and other non-profit foundations. To explore this opportunity, please contact Dutch Barhydt, director of development, at (860) 435-5704 or dbarhydt@salisburyschool. org; or Nattalie Will, director of campaign and stewardship, at (860) 435-5787 or

For further information contact Dutch Barhydt, director of development, at (860) 435-5704 or; or Andrew Graham, director of leadership gifts, at (860) 435-5706 or

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Crimson Knights Claim First New England Class A Basketball Championship P hoto by J oseph M eehan

It took 111 years and five trips to the championship game, but Salisbury School can finally claim its first New England Class A Basketball Championship. At this year’s tournament final, held on Sunday, March 4 at Endicott College, the Crimson Knights outscored Choate Rosemary Hall 72-60 to avenge last year’s 25-point loss to the Wild Boars. “After seeing the tears in the locker room last year when we lost to Choate Rosemary Hall in the championship game, I knew the returning players wanted to win the New England Class A tournament more than anything. Since the first day of school this fall, my statement to the boys was simple: ‘Finish the job!’ We talked about it every day in the dorm, at morning break, in the dining room and, most importantly, at practice,” commented Head Coach Jeff Ruskin. “This year’s team was a wonderful mix of returning players and new boys blending different talents. And the efforts of assistant coaches Anthony Goins and Jonathan Coulombe cannot go unmentioned. Their abilities to teach the game of basketball to the players and to keep me on track throughout the season were vital to our success. In the end, we were all happy to bring the first New England Class A Basketball Championship to Salisbury School. The outpouring of e-mails, texts, letters and cards from students, alums and past and present faculty members was overwhelming. What a fantastic community to be a part of!” Congratulations Crimson Knights!



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Frazier Named Championship MVP Congratulations to Ryan Frazier ’12, who was named the NEPSAC Class A Boys Basketball Championship 2012 MVP on March 4. Notes Coach Jeff Ruskin, “Ryan Frazier was as strong a leader as I’ve ever coached. Even when he injured his hand in October and had to sit out most of the pre-season workouts, he was in the Flood Athletic Center after study hours pushing his teammates. When times got tough during the season, he rallied the troops. He began and ended every practice with his ‘Championship... got to get it!’ cheer. He was hyper focused on winning the title and he carried everyone with him.”

Ryan Frazier ‘12 with varsity basketball coaches (left to right) Anthony Goins, Jeff Ruskin and Jonathan Coulombe

Jamie Faus ’10 Featured on Cover of “Lacrosse Magazine” Jamie drew rave reviews for his stellar play last season, his first for the University of Denver, as they made their way to the Final Four. In his days as a Crimson Knight, Jamie was a standout student-athlete, playing soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. A fouryear player on the varsity lacrosse team, he was selected as a team captain and All-American as a senior. On campus, Jamie served as school president and was an influential and inspiring leader, earning both the Crosby and Founder’s Medals at graduation. We are so proud of him, as he continues to distinguish himself as a leading student and athlete in college. Jamie epitomizes the Salisbury graduate, a young man of great character and promise who seeks leadership roles in endeavors where he can make a difference.



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Knights Perform Well in Holiday Tourneys Each December, many of our varsity student-athletes take part in holiday tournaments. This year, we were fortunate to have successful trips to each of the three tournaments in which we participated. Varsity BASKETBALL

Varsity Hockey

The Bob Southall Holiday Classic

Flood Marr Hockey Tournament

Varsity basketball went to both extremes in the first two games of the Loomis holiday tourney. A 54-51 squeaker against Kimball Union in the opener was followed by a big win over The Gunnery in game 2. The Knights opened up the championship game with 12 unanswered points on its way to a 68-36 win over host Loomis Chaffee in the title game of the Bob Southall Holiday Classic. The championship marked the fourth consecutive year that the Knights have captured the tournament’s crystal trophy. Way to go Knights!

Congratulations to the varsity hockey team which placed third in this year’s tournament. Varsity Wrestling

Doug Parker Invitational Tournament

Shawahl Abdur-Rahman ’14, and brothers Jake ’12 and Josh Roometua ’12 wrestled in the Doug Parker Invitational Tournament and they all came back winners! Shawal took third and the Roometua brothers took first. Congratulations boys!

Spring Break Training Trips In March 2012, several teams hosted optional, pre-season training trips in preparation of the upcoming athletic season: Crew: Golf: Lacrosse: Baseball:

San Diego, CA Orlando, FL Orlando, FL Port St. Lucie, FL

While the cost of trips is paid for by the individual students, the Tauck Fund, established by Peter Tauck ’75, does provide funding for a limited number of student-athletes who demonstrate financial need. Athletic Director Tim Sinclair ’91 commented, “This year nearly 160 student-athletes gave up a week of their spring break to get a jump on their upcoming seasons. The extra field time combined with the team building has become a staple of the March break for Salisbury’s teams. Special thanks should be noted to coaches and trainers who are eagerly willing to forgo their vacation time for the boys. It is this sort of commitment that is at the root of the success of Salisbury athletics.”

Rowing Coaches Dick Curtis, Tote Smith and Toby Ayer and “crew” checked in with Olympic rower Elliot Hovey ‘02 at the U.S Olympic training center in Chula Vista, CA, over break.

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The 2012 Alumni Hockey Teams

Alumni Winter Games 2012 On Saturday, January 28, Sarum brothers gathered at the Flood Athletic Center to participate in the 2012 Alumni Winter Games. Ice hockey was the game of the day. Brent Barbato ’02, dean of the third form, played in goal representing Team Gray while Salisbury student Sam Keehn ’13 guarded the net for Team Crimson. Headmaster Chisholm Chandler served as referee. While the men played, alumni, parents and family members cheered on their favorite Sarum Knights, bringing back memories from their days on the Hilltop. Afterward, a nice warm lunch was waiting for our players, guests and familiar faculty faces. The afternoon was spent cheering on Salisbury teams at a variety of home contests. A wonderful time was had by all and congratulations to Team Crimson for the win! A big thank you goes to David Friedman ’99, David Greiner ’99 and Athletic Director Tim Sinclair ’91 for their help in coordinating the event.

Jay Rooney ’92 and son Nathan



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Courtney Bartlett ’84, P’13, Clay Baldwin ’84, Charles Spofford ’84 and Dicky Riegel ’84

Board Chairman Michael Sylvester’59, P’85 and Tony Hoag ’57, GP’15

Headmaster Chisholm Chandler, Wesley Middendorf ’12 and Sandy Middendorf ’77, P’12

Bill ’76 and Chris Bushing ’78

Michael Lionetti ’02 and Bryan Bendjy ’02

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Kudos To… ...His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin-Al Hussein ’94, who has been instrumental in energizing youth teams and strengthening community soccer centers across his home country, Jordan, to promote the unifying and educational values of the sport. Clinching the presidency of the Jordan Football Association in 1999, Prince Ali successfully brought the Jordanian youth team to the FIFA World Cup in Canada in 2007. He also made Jordan sports history by bringing three Jordanian national teams to the Asian finals in 2010. He also established the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) in an effort to unite the region’s soccer confederations. In February 2012, Prince Ali led national, provincial and city sports organizers, officials and aficionados in the Philippines to launch a year-round school-based grassroots soccer program in Calamba City’s new soccer complex.

...varsity soccer players Eric Jasinski ’13 and Jared Zissu ’12 (pictured) who represented the North in the WNEPSSA All-Star game held November 13, 2011.


...Hofstra sophomore attackman Lance Yapor ’10, who was selected as the Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 19. Lance scored a game-high and career-high four goals and added an assist in Hofstra’s season-opening 11-9 win over Sacred Heart. He scored once in the first half, and after a 5-5 tie at halftime, made three goals and one assist in the final two periods to lead Hofstra to victory. Congratulations!



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...varsity football players Lucas Amato ’13 (pictured) and Anthony McDonnaugh ’12, who were named to the All New England England Football Team. The following players were also given Erickson League honors for their play: Co-Defensive MVP Anthony McDonnaugh ’12, Lucas Amato ’13 (FS/ WR), Tyler Fisher ’13 (OL/DL), J.P. Pieterse ’12 (QB), Brandon Hollomon ’12 (TB/CB) and Patrick Mazeika ’12 (K).


...several varsity basketball players who were recognized by the New England Men’s Basketball Coaches Association for their outstanding play this season: First Team Ryan Frazier ’12 and Chris McCullough ’14 (pictured); Second Team: Samuel Dingba ’13; Honorable Mention: Brandon Hedley ’12 and Myles Jones ’12. ...Josh Roometua ’12 and Jake Roometua ’12 who won Western New England Championships in their respective weight classes. In addition, Sadiq Olanrewaju ’13 took third place; Nick Merriam ’12 took fifth place and Dylan Brodie ’12 placed sixth at the tournament. The Salisbury Varsity Wrestling Team came in fifth overall. In addition, Josh, Jake and Sadiq qualified to compete in the New England Championship. Sadiq placed eighth and Josh placed second in their weight classes. And Jake won the tournament in the 195 lb. weight class making him the champion for the 2012 season!

At the WNEPSWA Championship (L to R): Coach Adam Bunce, Jake Roometua ’12, Sadiq Olanrewaju ’13, Coach Josh Wildes, Nick Merriam ’12, Josh Roometua ’12 and Coach Jeff May.

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1st Annual Fall Classic a Tremendous Success

More than 80 alumni, parents and friends gathered on October 11, 2011 at the Apawamis Club in Rye, NY, to play in the first annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which support the Freedom Fund, the Peter A. Fitzgerald ’93 Scholarship and general scholarships at Salisbury School. With spectacular weather kicking off the morning, golfers gathered for breakfast overlooking the first tee before hitting the course for a full day of fun and camaraderie. The day wrapped up with drinks and dinner on the patio while longstanding faculty member and honorary auctioneer Matt Corkery auctioned off a long list of fantastic prizes at the Fall Classic live and silent auctions. A superb turnout and even more exceptional support from players and sponsors raised over $104,000 in support for these very important scholarships. Thank you to all those who joined us and to those who were unable to attend, we look forward to welcoming you out to this new, annual event in the alumni and parent event calendar. Mark your calendar for the 2012 Fall Classic, to be held October 15 at the Country Club of Fairfield.



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Salisbury sends a gracious thank you to the Fall Classic Committee and our sponsors for the day. Fall Classic Planning Committee Jonathan Connors ’98 Matt Fitzgerald ’90 Jamie Gerard ’79, TR Jim Gross P’01 Peter Gross ’01 Ann & David LeBreton P’12 Jim Long P’01 Kris Loomis ’92 Maria & John Mahoney P’13 Michelle & Brian McCarthy P’12 Gail & Sandy Middendorf ’77, P’12 Duke Mulvoy ’92 Dicky Riegel ’84, TR Ted Shugrue P’12 Carol & Jim Townsend P’10 Fall Classic Sponsors & Auction Donors Supporting Sponsor: Ed Glassmeyer ’59

In conclusion of the event, Headmaster Chisholm Chandler congratulated the following foursomes on their winning scores for the day as well as our competition prize winners. These include: First Place: Michael Driscoll, Sr. P’08, ’10 Michael Driscoll, Jr. ’08 Dennis Driscoll ’10 Tim Sinclair ’91

Fourth Place: Mason Rees P’01 Tim Rees ’01 Tucker Veenis ’01 Mark Veenis P’01

Second Place: Steve Belter Matt Carbray John Magiera P’96 Silas Warner

Closest to the Pin: Mike Schopp P’04

Third Place: Duke Mulvoy ’92 Chris Brown Mark Mulvoy P’92 Trish Mulvoy P’92

Longest Drive: Tim McCaffrey & Michelle McCarthy P’12 Putting Competition: Matt Carbray & Peter Gross ‘01

The Salisbury Fall Classic was established to recommence the Freedom Fund golf tournament of the past. The Fall Classic is a one-day golf event that raises funds to afford deserving young men with the opportunity to attend Salisbury School by way of two important endowed scholarships. The Peter A. Fitzgerald ’93 Scholarship honors the life of its namesake, a much loved classmate, friend, son and brother. The Freedom Fund Scholarship remembers those Salisbury community members who lost their lives on 9/11. By remembering these lives, we can ensure that their memories and spirit will continue on the Hilltop.

Gold Package Sponsors: Airstream Chairman of the Board Michael Sylvester ’59 Knight Capital Group Seaboard Properties Incorporated Williamson Picket Gross, Inc. Silver Package Sponsors: Sam Babington ’83 Herb May ’83 Townsend Family Hole Sponsors: Field Associates Honeywell Knott Partners Lindell Fuels, Inc. M. Reynolds Team Sales O’Connell, Pace + Co, Inc. OMR Architects Towne & Aurell, Inc. York Capital Management Gift-In-Kind & Auction Supporters: Sam Babington ’83 Caligari Hardware Kevin Coleman ’87 Richard DeBart P’08 Robert Grant P’13 Jim Lansbury ’74, P’09 Lewis Ledyard ’82 M. Reynolds Team Sales Michelle & Brian McCarthy P’12 Sandy Middendorf ‘77, P’12 TEC Control Systems, Inc. QualPrint Dicky Riegel ’84 Charles Spofford ’84 Townsend Family Stett Trippe ’91

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October 27, 2011 Hosts: Doug Childs ’73, P’07 and Whit Childs ’07

Field Glover ’88, Chisholm Chandler, Doug Childs ’73, P’07 and Whit Childs ’07






Jonny Bates ’04, Peter Saliba ’85 and Garrett Lunden ’02


November 10, 2011 Hosts: Luncheon-Jim Dickerson ’65; Evening Reception-Meggan and Bob Zabel ’85

Brad Werntz ’06, Leonard Phillips ’06 and Michael Biega ’07

Director of Development Dutch Barhydt and Bob Zabel ’85 with Peter and Stephanie Keehn P’15 Ian Findlay ’88, Chisholm Chandler and Chris Hefter ’90

Jim Dickerson ’65, Bonnie Blodgett P’86, ’88, Peter Rogers ’66 and Director of Leadership Gifts Andrew Graham ’97 Andy Ahrens ’73, P’04 and Ollie Scholle ’72



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December 6, 2011 Hosts: Blandy Coty P’14, Ashley and George Cole P’13, Carla and Michael Edson P’13, Ed and Betsy Nolan P’13 and Russ Gerson and Laura Roosevelt P’12

Tracy and Chisholm Chandler with Mark and Mary Grace Gudis P’13

Rev. Jeff Lewis P’12 with Ed and Betsy Nolan P’13

Johnathan and Alice Clark P’14 with Carla and Michael Edson P’13 and Marla Truini P’12

Hosts Carla Edson P’13, Blandy Coty P’14, Ashley Cole P’13 and Betsy Nolan P’13


ARIZONA February 16, 2012 • Host: Sandy Vilas ’62


Chisholm Chandler, John Cartwright ’88, Hotchy Kiene ’94, Bill Simpson ’63, Director of Development Dutch Barhydt, Sandy Vilas ’62 and Mac Hodges ’62

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OLD BOYS NIGHT: NYC December 1, 2011


Kevin Grady ’00, Bryan Bendjy ’02, Gil Erskine ’40 and Wells Ross ’05

George Oliphant ’94 with Michael Passaro ’94

Jordy Hart ’02 and David Friedman ’99

Ed Simmons ’99, David Greiner ’99, A.J. Jeffries ’99 and Chisholm Chandler

Joe DeFlores DeMena ’90, Director of Leadership Gifts Andrew Graham ’97 and Trey Gregory ’91

Bill Harris ’76, P’07 with Bill Bushing ’76


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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Townes ’70 Have you ever wondered “Are we alone in the universe?” or “How does deep space exploration impact my everyday life?” This alum trailblazes new, deep space technologies for Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Steve has been serving as the manager of the Communication Technologies and Standards Program, Interplanetary Network Directorate, at Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the last five years. His college and advanced degrees include: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Vanderbuilt University; Masters of Science degree for Electrical Engineering from Stanford University; and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. As part of the NASA program, JPL, which was established in the 1930s by the California Institute of Technology, has 23 spacecraft and 10 instruments conducting active missions important to the exploration of Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond. JPL also conducts numerous space technology demonstrations in support of national security and develops technologies beneficial for use on Earth, each maximizing NASA’s investment in space technology.


“Deep space exploration is important because it helps us understand more about our own Earth and its evolution.” Dr. Stephen Townes ’70

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How did you decide upon your career path?

Why is deep space exploration important?

How did Salisbury prepare you for your career?

I knew that I wanted to work in the (electrical) communications field when I got my first shortwave radio kit in the 6th grade. I was fascinated that one could receive signals from around the world propagated by the ionosphere. When I got to college I took up Electrical Engineering and stayed with it.

Deep space exploration is important because it helps us understand more about our own Earth and its evolution. It is one of the ways we try to answer the question, “Are we alone?”

Leaving home at 14 to go far, far away helps one grow up quickly. As might be expected, the Science and Math courses were extremely beneficial in preparing me for my career. What may be less obvious is that even in Engineering or Science, one’s ability to write coherently and tell a good story is extremely important.

What are your current professional responsibilities?

Over the years I have been both a line (people) manager and a project/ program manager. Currently as a program manager, I manage a portfolio of projects developing new technologies to make deep space communication and navigation better—smaller, lighter and more power efficient communication systems while increasing data return from the deep space missions or facilitating the location of a spacecraft in the solar system to within centimeters from a billion kilometers away. What do you find most rewarding about your position at Jet Propulsion Laboratory?

Probably the most rewarding part of my job is the interaction with a lot of really smart people and the fact that we make a difference to deep space exploration. Among the many factors that make a deep space mission successful, we know it couldn’t happen without a communication system. What projects are you currently working on?

All of the projects in my program are related to some aspect of deep space communication and navigation—laser communication, software defined radios, ultrastable atomic clocks, disruption tolerant networking and data compression.



NASA promotes that space exploration has very practical applications. How does what you are working on impact communications here on earth?

Many of the communication techniques that we have developed over the years for space communication, or their derivatives, have found their way into consumer products. One example is the error-correction coding scheme on compact discs. The atomic clock that we are developing will likely be integrated into the GPS satellites in the future to improve the accuracy of our navigation systems. Have budget cuts at NASA had an effect on your department?

Budget cuts have affected all of us at NASA over the years but the effects are particularly severe these days. Lately, we have had to reduce the number and variety of our technology projects. Where did you grow up? How did you end up coming to Salisbury?

I grew up primarily in Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Troy) but we had recently moved to Albany, GA, when I came to Salisbury. I looked at a few different schools, but Salisbury came out on top because Rev. Ed Ward, the headmaster at the time, was a family friend, and my parents felt that if I was going so far from home it would be nice to know someone there. I had never met them before I came to Salisbury but the Wards were wonderful.

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What teacher/coach meant the most to you?

Many teachers contributed to a wonderful education and experience at Salisbury—Mr. Gardner for Science, Mr. Keur for Math and Mr. Reifsnyder in English are most memorable. Is there any career advice you could share with the current students?

My career path has always been directed by what I was interested in and what made me happy. Try to find something that you enjoy doing. It makes getting up and going to work every day a lot easier. At a more basic level, learning the fundamentals is important. As young students, we don’t always see why that math theorem, physical law, or composition of a photograph is important, but everything builds upon the fundamentals and it’s heck to have to go back and learn it again when trying to master more advanced subjects. Never hesitate to ask questions and be sure to understand the answers.

For more information on Jet Propulsion Laboratory, visit:

Treasures of the Past The archives hold a strong appeal for those interested in the history of Salisbury School.

In the lower level of the Centennial Building, just behind the Tremaine Gallery, is a small room that few know about but one which holds many treasures to Salisbury’s past—the archives. It is here that one can uncover the rich history to our beloved Sarum. Archivist Ann Corkery spends several hours each week sorting and identifying pieces of interest. Items in the archives range from photos and attendance rosters to accounting ledgers and theater production programs. “I love finding early photos of faculty members whom I’ve come to know and adore. And it is fascinating to see how the campus buildings have evolved.” It is here where a complete collection of yearbooks is housed as well as personal correspondence from former headmasters, all providing key insights to the School throughout its long history. Some of the oldest treasures housed in the archives include an original print of St. Austin’s School (the School’s original name), financial accounting books dating from the early 1900s and pictures from the opening of the Main Building in 1901. Alumni are frequently the donors of items to our collection. Andrew Ahrens ’73, P’04 recently contributed what is believed to be the first Admissions Office catalog. The collection is constantly growing. Items the School is looking to obtain include sweaters, t-shirts, dance cards and drama programs, especially those from the 1950s.


Should you have an historical item that you are interested in donating, please contact Ann Corkery at 860-435-5745 or

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Faculty Notes

Class Notes

Jay B. Smith ’78 shares: “My mother Connie Smith passed away November 19, 2011, at the age of 92. She was the longterm and, I believe, only headmaster’s secretary under Rev. Edwin Ward. Upon her retirement in the mid 1980s, the sign at the entrance to the School was dedicated in her honor. She treasured her time at Salisbury and especially working for Mr. Ward for so many years. She worshiped the boys in each and every class and spoiled them all as she would her own.” Nattalie and Andrew Will welcomed a daughter, Gibson Tate Will, into their family on December 27, 2011. Nattalie currently serves as director of campaign and stewardship and Andrew is dean of the fifth form and associate director of admissions.

1940 Class Agent: Gil Erskine

1941 Class Agent: Tim Tyler

1942 Class Agent Needed

1943 Class Agent: Dick Westcott

The Alumni Office is saddened by the news of Charles R. Clausen’s passing in November. For those who wish to reach out to his family, please contact the Alumni Office.

1944 Class Agent: Ken Wood

1945 Class Agent: Tom Harris

The Alumni Office is saddened by the news of Gordon M. Ferguson’s passing in March. For those who wish to reach out to his family, please contact the Alumni Office.

1946 Class Agent Needed

1947 Class Agent: David Sautter

Gibson Tate Will, daughter of Nattalie and Andrew Will

All Classes: Come gather on the Hilltop with your Sarum brothers at “FOR THE BOYS” Weekend, May 11-13, 2012. Register today at www.salisburyschool/for-the-boys



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As we get ready for our 65th reunion in May, I’ve been able to reach well over half of the class. The others have great messages on their answering machine. One fact stands out - we have more new hips and knees than any other class! Three of us have lost our wives in the last several years, two just this past year. To them we extend our sympathy. On the whole, we’re not doing too badly. I had wonderful conversations with the Makers, Jack and Bill. I didn’t realize Jack had received his MBA from Harvard. He has been retired from Honeywell for a good many years where he was a project manager on important aspects of the Viking and B52 projects. His first wife died and he then married “a German girl named Helga.” They have twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He fondly remembers making ice for the hockey team. The skiers would pack new snow and he would be out all hours of the night hosing it down to create fresh ice. I caught up with Bill in Massachusetts where he was spending the

Christmas holidays. He has had some tough illnesses and surgery but is still playing golf “not as well as I’d like” - and hunting geese. Darrell Harvey is sticking close to Little Compton, RI, these days and reports he sees Bill Maker from time to time when Bill is in the Westport Harbor area. Darrell’s wife, Marie, died about two years ago. Talking about golf, Larry Schiffenhaus stills plays some and does a lot of photography. He and Betty have been on campus a number of times watching a grandson who attended Salisbury play lacrosse. I haven’t seen Dick Holt for a good many years - as I recall he was at our 55th reunion. Dick is also retired and a widower and doesn’t venture too far from his home in Vermont. Otherwise, he reports, “I’m pretty hardy.” I also spoke with John Steinmuller who lives in Lighthouse Point, FL, near Fort Lauderdale. John’s wife, Rachel, a prominent nurse in the area, passed away in December 2011. John and Rachel have three children and several grandchildren. Bob Breckinridge will be in Hawaii while we are at Sarum. He is still a golfer and he and his wife, Nancy, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Tony Davenport gave me a short biography; he started his career as a newspaper reporter and then switched briefly to television. He worked as a writer and editor for the State of Connecticut and still lives in Windsor, CT. I learned Tony attended Northwood School, Lake Placid, NY, after leaving Salisbury - this school is known for developing ice hockey and skiers, both professional and Olympians. John Whitton reported he has been on campus twice the past year to watch football and lacrosse games. He is amazed how the campus has grown over the years. He lives in Chappaqua, NY, and spends the winter lucky him - in Vero Beach, FL. Lew Hall, a retired teacher, and his wife live in New York City and spend summers in the Cooperstown area. Opera has been a passion of his; he still does some research of the singers’ lives and has published a couple of articles in periodicals. Lew and his wife enjoy their two grandchildren. Lew will be in Europe as we gather for our 65th. When I caught up with Connie Kronholm in Old Lyme, CT, he and his wife were babysitting four-year-old twins and a four-month-old baby. Together they have 7 children and 14 grandchildren. Although he graduated from law school, he never practiced law and devoted his career to the insurance business. He remains active with one agency and has been working on


the creation of an idea for a children’s book on the side. At our 60th reunion Dick Hale entertained us with stories of his childhood in Salisbury and Lakeville - his dad was a teacher at Hotchkiss. He hopes to make it to Salisbury in May. No question, he takes the prize for physical fitness. Not only does he still have a large garden at his home in Maine, he lifts weights, runs, skis cross country, and cuts and splits his own fire wood. Modestly, he said, “I’m doing pretty well.” As for your class agent, I continue to do historical and genealogical research. I’m still documenting those who emigrated in the 19th century from the small German village of my grandfather to escape the poverty there. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had any articles published, but I spoke at the dedication of their small museum three years ago and have been recognized by the village for my endeavors. The 65th comes only once in a lifetime. I hope you can make it in May.

1948 Class Agent: George Beavers

The Class of 1948 was saddened by the news of the passing of their dear classmate, Jim Bates. They continue to send their condolences to Ellen, his spouse, and Jim’s children, Jim ’75, Jerry ’82 and Jody.

1949 Class Agent: Merwin Haskel

1950 Class Agent: Rusty Peacock


ment of $44,000,000 which allows the School to help accept students who require financial help. It has come a long way since we graduated 60 years ago. The weekend was highlighted by the awarding of the Salisbury Medal to Larry Pugh for his many years of contribution to Salisbury as a past board member, donor of the Pugh House for faculty housing & all around counsel to the headmaster and Board of Trustees. Congratulations Larry, none of your classmates are surprised with your quiet success. I had the opportunity to talk with many of our classmates prior to the reunion. Rich Haskel had a family reunion planned with his brother Merwin (Salisbury Class of 1949) and their families so could not make the trip east. Kim Brown planned to join us but had a conflict come up. Charlie Berry and Frank Platt could not join us. Colie Yeaw wished that he could join us but had to drop out. Bob Trowbridge was not able to travel to Salisbury so soon after his wife’s passing. I was never able to reach Roy Meyers, Phil Annibali, Ed Goddard or Nick Ludington. That means that there are only 13 of our classmates still in contact with us out of a graduating Class of 30. Please send me any information about yourselves especially those who have not responded to my phone calls as we all would like to keep in contact. Have a healthy and happy 2012.

1952 Class Agent Needed

1953 Class Agent: Ralph McDermid

Class Agent: Stan Pinover

Stan Pinover writes: The Class of 1951 still has a band of hardy classmates. Larry & Jean Pugh, Jim Stebbins, Laurie Pinover & I journeyed to Salisbury School for our 60th reunion this past June. It was an exciting couple of days seeing firsthand the outstanding growth and development of Salisbury School as the premier male only preparatory school in New England. The physical plant is fantastic with the new Flood Athletic Center, the Humanities & Science learning centers, the new boathouse, dormitories, faculty housing and updated Main Building. Only Payson and the Chapel, added years after our graduation, remain as they were. Salisbury now has a strong national and international following, greatly widening its student body base. It now has an endow-

Woody Rutter ’98 (Hon.) and John M. Emmett visit in Gloucester, VA, during Christmas time.

The Alumni Office is saddened by the news of William E. Appleyard’s passing in February 2012. For those who wish to reach out to his family, please contact the Alumni Office.

1954 Class Agent: Hilary Woodhouse

1955 Class Agent Needed

1956 Class Agent: Sam Sammis

Peter McFarlane passed away suddenly at home June 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife Sheri, three children—Neil, Bruce and Jill—and three grandchildren—Riley, Dylan and Ryan. Peter died with full military honors and a memorial service was held at Veterans Memorial Walk - Buchanan Park in Evergreen, CO.

1957 Class Agents: Brad Ketchum and Tony Hoag

Brad Ketchum writes: It’s hard to believe that five years have flown by since our 50th reunion, but here we are—septuagenarians, one and all—headed for our 55th on May 11-13! If you were among the 11 who hit the Hilltop five years ago, you know the rewards of reconnecting as “knights of old”; however, if you missed it, here’s another chance to catch up with Team ’57 and Sarum. Among those planning to be on hand are Cros and Sally Foster, who spend summers in Eagle, CO, and winters in Scottsdale, AZ, thus “avoiding Arizona’s heat and Colorado’s snow.” Cros, who underwent double knee replacement in January, continues to be active in start-up businesses. His latest pursuit is a maker of homeopathic remedies whose products are sold through U.S. drug chains. Cros reports that he and Sally enjoy having their daughter and five grandkids living near Eagle. “They’re a kick,” he reports. “I took her oldest to see Salisbury as he is keen on the Naval Academy and is considering a PG on the Hilltop. The place blew his mind. You can imagine how proud

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I was showing Salisbury to him. It is truly a magnificent campus and I urge all ’57s to come to reunion to see how much the School has grown.” True to form, Tony and Margaret Hoag, who live a stone’s throw from Main Building, did not hesitate to sign on as the Class’s official 55th Hospitality Committee (details to follow). They’ve also achieved a first for ’57-having a grandson at Salisbury (Graham Turner, Class of 2015). In late March, Tony headed for Abaco, where he is a partner in the Delphi Club, a luxury lodge boasting the world’s finest bonefishing. “We hope to welcome members of the Sarum community to the club (,” he notes. “Even if one doesn’t want to take on millions of uneducated bonefish, our cuisine, infinity pool, white-sand beach, and reef diving provide great mental floss.” Early January found David and Susan Haffenreffer headed for Anguilla—for the 19th time. “We take books and bathing suits,” says Haff, with a nod to the island’s “great restaurants and guaranteed sun.” As for reunion, the class’s lifetime Providence product is thumbs up-assuming that a “pending board retreat doesn’t conflict.” Joining the Northeast’s winter escapees, Brad and Lillian Ketchum headed for Florida’s Middle Keys for a few weeks in March. Having retired as editor of Maine Times Magazine eight years ago, Brad still awaits a turnaround in the Greater Bangor real estate market, hoping to finally downsize and move Down East this year. Assuming relocation doesn’t interfere, Brad is counting on attending the 55th. Among “maybes” for the event is Herb Altman, who will be moving in May and may be unable to match his grand appearance at our 50th. Meanwhile, from Milwaukee, John Turner sends his regrets: “Doubt that a reunion visit will be possible,” he says. “But, everything’s good here-we get

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to Boston and NYC often to visit kids and to the Adirondacks for family vacations. I’m busy on community and church boards, still doing some consulting with non-profits, and keeping in shape by lap swimming four or five days a week. Great family and kids, and much to look forward to,” John adds. Speaking about looking ahead, here’s to our 55th, May 11-13! (Note from Brad: For an official “Class of 1957 Reunion” cap, just send me some news (e-mail: or P.O. 68, Orono, ME 04473) and I’ll send you one free by return mail. Available only to ’57, while supplies last. See you at reunion!) The Alumni Office is saddened by the news of John Kellam’s passing in June. For those who wish to reach out to his family, please contact the Alumni Office.

1958 Class Agent: Don Burkett

John Sheldon writes: “I’m now living in the Denver metro area close to my daughter and son-in-law, who live in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Its great being near her, but still get back to NJ as my son, Doug, still resides on the NJ shore, and I also catch up with Don Burkett in NYC. Denver beats St. Louis, especially in the spring when I’d be dodging several dreaded tornados. The one last spring that tore up the STL airport came within a mile of my home there. So, in addition to being close to my daughter, having to deal with snow on occasion is far better than the alternative! Still working full time from home for the St. Louis company I started with 10 years ago which keeps me off the street and out of trouble!” John Payson writes: “Although my e-mails do catch up with me, Don’s arrived while I was in transit and embarking on my final trustee/governor weekend at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where they were honoring me for my 36 years of service, including seven as trustee chair.  Normally I would have had time to respond after that, but we moved into a new short-term summer rental on the coast of Maine that was the house from hell, our experience culminating with a discovery the house was infected with toxic mold, requiring a hasty retreat to another house for ten days, and no time to set up a temporary writer’s retreat.  Being a technical dinosaur, I type on an IBM Wheelwriter, not a laptop, so I decided to wait and play catch up after I finally arrived at my personal nirvana on Moosehead Lake, deep in the Maine woods.  Now you would think that by my

age I could have then set up my typing table and acceded to your request, but my second or third childhood beckoned, and I joined some neighbors with a new Cooper Mini at a High Speed Autocross at the old Loring AFB, tucked up under the Canadian border, in my RENNtech modified E 63 AMG supersedan. Yes, yes, I know,  we’re now in our seventies, and I’m supposed to be driving a Buick, but I just drove my car at our local road circuit in Florida this past winter, passing a Shelby GT 500 Mustang at close to 140 mph, so I thought, I’ll be 71 by the autocross, what’s the diff?  The diff was cones instead of corners, and I tended to lose my way.  Luckily, someone entered a modified Ford 150 pickup, so I didn’t come in last in my class, street modified. Anyway, the above explains why I didn’t get my report back to you in time for the fall magazine.  By next year, I’ll be 72, and possibly more mature and able to get some tales to you about enjoying my rocker on our back porch, watching the boats go by. I run into Ronny Waud on occasion as he and Corinna come down to visit friends in Hobe Sound, but aside from that, meetings with old classmates are indeed a rarity.  Thanks to our esteemed president’s steady hand on the helm of our economy—I have a hunch he may well have been a submarine commander in a past life—I am retiring earlier than planned, closing my gallery’s doors to future shows and will try to find a new career writing my memoirs.” Alden Jenks writes: “Having managed to partially retire, I have been able to direct far more of my energy to the composition of music. The results have been mostly gratifying. Find out more info at www.aldenjenks. com.” Dan Stroock writes: “Now that I am officially retired, I spend half the year at my place in Colorado.  I returned to Cambridge at the beginning of January and will be teaching a course at MIT this spring.  Once one is no longer on the regular faculty, the remuneration for teaching is infinitesimal. When I think back to my days at Salisbury, what I remember best are two interestingly related aspects of life on the Hilltop. First, and most poignantly, I recall my surprise at finding myself outside the New York liberal cocoon in which I had been raised. Like most post-war Americans of my hyperprivileged ilk, I was adversity deprived. In particular, I will never forget the image of Mr. Langdon slapping the back of his neck, squinting his eyes, overcoming his nasal congestion, and seeking for us Peace of


God, which passeth all understanding. The intervening years have exposed me to much which surpasses my understanding, but it has seldom been peace. Be that as it may, I remain grateful to Salisbury for introducing me to the possibility that such peace exists and should be sought.” Don Burkett writes: “Not much has changed (at our age, this is good). Visited with John Payson and his wife, Joanne, when they were in NYC this fall. He still looks remarkably the same. He and Joanne continue to split their time between Maine and Florida. I also stay in touch with John Sheldon, Tom Hawley and Mr. Gardner. I continue to support my ever, selfdestructing Mets and go to 8 to 10 games per year. Semi-retirement is good; I’m still quite active...going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Glad to hear that a lot of our class is still active. May God bless all of us!” 

1959 Class Agent: Stephen Parker

John Maher P’01, Tony Woodruff ’01 (Hon.), Helen Maher P’01 and Michael Sylvester ’59, P’85

1960 Class Agent: Nick Von Baillou

Nick Von Baillou: “I have joined the startup consulting venture of Schrudder Performance Group with two of the best guys from my 30+ years in the business. Our focus is to implement strategic performance projects for major companies headquartered in North America (Europe and rest of world as needed). I have one $2BB client in Memphis and we have already achieved their best ever quarter for business performance! More are in the pipeline. I manage the southeast region so that I don’t have to fly much and can reach most projects by car - that makes life nice! We are based at our farm near Birmingham for the winter which puts us in the middle of the action. We miss Florida, but not that much, and will return home there for visits and breaks. Both my kids are in their final year of college (Victoria at

FAU in pre-Vet) or in high school (Ali at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, MI). Ali will attend FSU next year and will join the Air National Guard while there. Victoria will apply for vet school this fall. Vivi has a new horse and looks forward to another competitive season of shows in American Saddlebreds. She is retiring as treasurer of the Alabama Saddle Horse Association. And will join me in my travels to my intense delight...there are so many great cities to visit here in the SE and lots of friends to party with! We long for more news from our class! Come on guys -we are already close to the front of the magazine...surely you all have been up to something we need to hear about!” John E. Olson writes: “A busy update on the adventures of the Olson family. Life is very good way down here in Houston, especially as we phased down our energy hedge funds over the past year. I am now trading ‘friends and family’ positions, without all of the regulatory headaches of public funds. My golf game may actually improve, although there are major doubters on that score. In the meantime, Linwood and I were in Europe last June for a lovely wedding in Paris; and then went off to Stuttgart to pick up a new Mercedes wagon at the factory. The savings were considerable; and off we rode to Salzburg, Vienna and Prague via the autobahns. If you value your life, don’t stay in the ‘bullet’ lane on the autobahn! Back to Houston briefly, and then off to Carmel for August with our children and friends. Everybody needs to be in Carmel in the summer; it is a marvelous place to beat the Texas summer heat. Linwood then flew off with her girlfriends to spend weeks up and down the Mekong River, and all over Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. She came back happy and in one piece! We are just finishing up a major renovation to our carriage house: new office, den, and guest bedroom. Whenever classmates show up in this neck of the woods, they are very welcome. On the children front, I am happy to report that Erik (Class of 1992) was married to the lovely Lee Anne on February 11 in the SMU Chapel in Dallas. He is a bond fund manager at the largest money management firm in Texas. Lee Anne is a radiologist specializing in nuclear medicine in Dallas. Our daughter Kristen has been a litigation attorney here in Houston, and now has a higher quality life as an attorney recruiter.

She is married to Joe Lyons, a Boston expatriate (and Milton Academy and Columbia graduate) working for the Citigroup derivatives operation here. Now that we have more time on our hands, we hope to see more of Salisbury, and hopefully more of our classmates as the opportunity arises.”

1961 Class Agents: Jack Foley and George Hebard

1962 Class Agents: Peter Barnett and Pompey Delafield

1963 Class Agent: Virgil Shutze

1964 Class Agent: John Moorhead

J. Bryan Anthony shares a photo of his two handsome grandsons Reed (2 1/2 years) Carter (5 months old).

1965 Class Agents: Peter Brower and Jim Dickerson

Bruce D. Cooper shares that after 41 years in the financial industry retired on December 30. “My home e-mail address will be” James F. Dickerson writes: “In my business travels around the country this past year, I had a good visit with Bruce Cooper

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at his office at the international money markets trading desk of Tradition Inc in NYC. Bruce recently announced his retirement, and now will have more time with his seven grandchildren. My wife Mary and I were in Maine last April, and had lunch with Jeff and Leila Lozier. They drove up from their home in Phippsburg, ME, to meet us in Camden, and we then visited their farm in Warren, ME. What a beautiful spot. I also had a chance to meet with Mike Rafferty at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in October. He is seeing some growth of his global yacht brokerage business. All of The Class of ’65 was saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Bates. He was a great teacher and mentor to our class. Those of us that attended our 45th reunion in June 2010 recall Jim’s delight in seeing so many of his former students back at the Hilltop. It was always good to see Jim Bates at our reunions. He will be missed, but never forgotten. We all remember his greeting: ‘Hi Ho gents!’”

1966 Class Agents: Mel Campbell and John Tyler

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Ruisi this past December. Per Mike Zara ’66, Paul passed away suddenly on December 18. John L. Tyler writes: “Ilga and I are becoming grandparents for sixth and seventh time in 2012. We now have five grandsons, so we thought some princesses would be nice. Second, I have published a children’s book, “Wassup Pup? Master Manfred’s Thoughts on Life and Manners” Here is a brief description from the back page: ‘How do kids remember what they have been told? Make it funny and interesting. This book does that using humorous rhymes, animals and intriguing illustrations to get a child’s attention. All children need to learn manners. This will teach them. It will make you smile. Grandpa was asked by one of his daughters

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to write down for her children the stories he told her as a child. In collaboration with Betchen Wolf, an extraordinary illustrator, they have created some whimsical stories. This is their newest adventure to help children relax as children, while learning some basic manners for life.’ It is available on-line at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.”

1967 Class Agent Needed

Ted Wachtmeister ’67 and wife Karen with son Erik ’95, daughter-in-law Christie and grandaughter Elina.

1968 Class Agents: Bob Gunther and Ian McCurdy

1969 Class Agent: Tom Lincoln

1970 Class Agents: Chris Janelli and David Koncz

1971 Class Agent Needed

1972 Class Agent: Ollie Scholle

Ollie Scholle reports that he sees Robert Manice ’72 often in the Boston area and recently visitied Robert in his studio. Robert is an accomplished water color painter who has had a number of shows over the years including Newport, New York and Boston. Ollie recommends that if any ’72 classmates are in Boston you should try to visit Robert at his studio on Newbury Street which is filled with great paintings by many artists and samples of Robert’s work since he returned to painting in 1999. Bob reports that he has spoken with Sam Fleming who is the managing director of news and programing in Boston for WBUR. Sam’s leadership at WBUR was recently highlighted when he gave the acceptance speech on behalf of WBUR when they were awarded the Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award.

1973 Class Agent: John Oler

1974 Class Agents: Peter Clifford, Knut Rostad and Jeff Wheeler

Erik Sletteland reports: “Life has been busy as no doubt it must be for most of us. Business is a challenge in this economy and it seems everyone, with the exception of the institutes of higher learning who have attached a vacuum to my bank account, is learning to do with less. Most important is that all Slettelands are healthy and relatively happy. Our oldest son Sam is working for Verizon. Middle son Peter just left for Cape Town, South Africa to complete a semester abroad from Bucknell where he is a junior, and Ben, our youngest, is finishing his senior year at Bernards High and awaiting word from some of those institutions to which I previously referred. Lighting a candle at your local house of worship would be appreciated. My wife Suzan is well and substitute teaching when she’s not hocking her candy or real estate.” Peter Clifford had the pleasure of connecting with Knut Rostad during a business trip to D.C. “Over dinner Knut brought me up-to-date on his great work as founder & president of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, an organization that is dedicated to ‘advocating the broad adoption of regulations requiring that investment guidance be based on the best interests of clients and that advisers disclose all material conflicts of interest.’ The Institute sponsored an event called ‘The John C. Bogle Legacy Forum’ in January at which such financial heavy weights as Paul Volcker, Arthur Levitt, John Biggs, Alan Blinder, and William Donaldson among others will participate in a panel discussion on ‘Restoring Investor Trust in Financial Markets: Does Jack Bogle (founder of Vanguard) offer a prescription?’ I commend Knut for shining a light on this important topic.”

1975 Class Agent: Jim Bates

1976 Class Agents: Bill Bushing and Steve Garfield

Notes from Bill Bushing: Victor Scafati shares: “Now that sailing season is over, I am refocusing on leading my software development group, currently focusing on a highly realistic SWAT training system. I like the idea of people with guns being well trained! My position as captain


on a busy volunteer fire/EMS department here in Wisconsin really soaks up every other free moment. The family is well—it’s been too long since I have visited Salisbury.” Keith Kasper writes: “I am disappointed that Henry Pitney’s son, Otis, a captain on the Middlebury College Soccer Team, will be graduating next year so I will not be able to get together as frequently with Henry during the fall sports season anymore! By comparison my son Alex is driving his parents to distraction by going to a two-year graduate program in Cairo, Egypt and sending us brief e-mails (such as ’I am fine’ or ’Don’t worry, I did not leave the classroom as there was too much tear gas in the streets this afternoon’) every time something bad happens over there. He is enjoying every minute of the Arab spring and the start of democracy in Egypt. We, on the other hand, have taken over all the worries for him and are concerned for him given the likely political victory of the Muslim brotherhood and the other Islamist parties in Egypt. This may be the beginning of the end for his favorite roof top beer garden in Cairo?” Henry Pitney shares: “We are still living and working in Washington D.C. I work a stone’s throw from McPherson Square Park, where General McPherson (killed in Atlanta in 1864) rides his horse in bronze perpetuity above the tent city that is occupy D.C. I wonder what he would think of the fog of protest, and if he would compare or contrast it to the fog of war in which he died. Some in the camp look like their attire and habits hail from his era, beards and all, rather than our own, but other than that facile comparison, would he dismiss them as a mob or see merit in their effort. Living in D.C., and

walking through their midst almost daily, I have certainly heard both sides and more. I’d turn this into an op ed piece, but I’m not sure Sarum would print it! On a personal note, my son Otis is in his last year at Middlebury College. He was the captain of the soccer team this year, and was on teams that went to the NCAA elite 8 twice in his four-year run. Those glory days (like Springsteen’s song) went by in the wink of an eye, though we enjoyed them to the max. While I am disappointed this means fewer crazed trips to New England, crashing in the Keith Kasper hillside paradise in Richmond, VT, I am looking forward to seeing him and Fran in D.C. —since they’ll be visiting Shaina Kasper who will probably be solving the world’s looming water crisis from, where else, D.C. (after she finishes her multi-country college year studying with professors in places like Eastern Turkey, Tanzania, New Zealand and, I think, India). And, if she wants to start small, D.C. could also use help in the water department! My daughter is still loving Brown, and contemplating taking a research job this summer with the same prof who trained her in GIS mapping and other things useful to the Blackstone River restoration project in Rhode Island. My wife is training for the D.C. Cherry Blossom 10K and then the Columbia Triathlon in May. I continue as the deputy general counsel at Millennium Challenge Corporation, which works in poor and emerging market countries around the world, with my remarkable colleagues in the legal department. All the best to ’76ers!” Steve Garfield writes in: “On this, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, and the 35th reunion of our class, it seemed appropriate to honor one of our classmates who is no

longer with us. I recently visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York, and found the panel with John Niven’s name on it. I’ve sent a picture of the engraving of his name which certainly caused me to pause for a few moments. God Bless you John—we miss you!”

Chad Smith: “Greetings from the longest ‘Indian summer’ in Vermont! (Meaning no snow and lots of December golf!) Not much to report, just working, and time off devoted to traveling—last April in London, and late October in Barbados. At Bromley Mountain, I see Jon Gottsegen, Salisbury’s Latin instructor, almost every weekend, as well as Tom Ziegler ’78 occasionally.” Bill Calfee: “We continue our adventures. Hoping to be in Panama by this time next year...via Bahamas and Dominican Republic. Currently preparing to live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cheers and Happy New Year to all.” Bill Bushing: “Hi everyone. In December I attended the Salisbury School Old Boys Night in New York. It was great catching up with Bill Harris and Ed Kerbs, as well as to see Senior Master Ralph Menconi. I am still doing executive search with two friends that I previously worked with at Hyperion Software. It has been fascinating to attend some of the technology conferences in New York recently and to see some of the start-up companies that are driving growth in the technology industry there. We have decided, however, that it is time to invest in some hipper clothes since most of the presenters tend to be about 27 and look like Johnny Depp. My son, David, and I spent Christmas at my brother Chris’s ’78 house in Hingham, MA, with his wife, Soon-Ae and six-year-old

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daughter, Ashley. We played lots of paddle tennis and enjoyed a long walk Christmas day at a nature preserve on the shore in Hingham. David is finishing his senior year at Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he is studying economics. My daughter, Hillary, is currently attending classes at New York University to finish her degree. She and I spent a few days in Vermont prior to Christmas hoping to do some skiing, but the weather did not cooperate. Instead we wandered around Woodstock and had a great dinner at the Inn at Weathersfield. Hopefully the skiing in Vermont will improve soon! I look forward to seeing you guys again soon!”

The Men of 1976: Bill Bushing, Bill Harris and Ed Kerbs

Peter Sanderson writes in: “Best wishes to the Class of ’76 in this new year. Life continues down mostly a familiar path for the Sandersons... I am still the director of athletics and varsity basketball coach at the Fessenden School in West Newton, MA, where my wife Sue also works in the Admissions/ Placement Office, and is the director of financial aid. I will, however, retire from being the director of the day camp here at Fessenden at the end of this summer. It is weird to use the word ‘retire’ in reference to anything, but after almost 30 years of holding down both positions here at Fessenden, it is time to see what others in education actually do in the summer. I may work a few basketball

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camps for a week here or there, and maybe my golf game will show some life after it’s extended hibernation... who knows? My son Cory appears to have caught the educator bug from his parents. After graduating in 2010 from Bates, he did an internship/fellows position here at Fessenden (teaching/ coaching/living on a 9th grade dorm) and is now a full-time faculty member at Hebron Academy in Maine teaching Art, living in a dorm and coaching. Having grown up on a boarding school campus, he feels right at home in that world. He coached varsity football in the fall, but two of his greatest athletic passions—wrestling and crew—unfortunately, are not offered at Hebron. He has wrestled since the 5th grade and was a two-year captain of the Bates crew team. He is getting valuable teaching experience now, but I’m sure someday he would love to combine an art teaching position with those two sports. My younger son Scott is in the middle of his junior year at Williams College, and (to his mother’s dismay) continues to be a member of their varsity wrestling team. He is a double major in Math and Philosophy, but seems to be crossing over into a lot of Computer Science classes as well. I’m not sure how he remains standing after a typical day of what he juggles on his plate. He spent the summer doing some design work and alpha testing for a startup software company (now successfully funded with venture capital and ready to launch) which amazingly has turned into an equity deal, a patent, as well as a standing offer to work for them this summer and in the future (post 2013 graduation). That’s somewhat comforting to have on the table in this economy, but I’m not sure where his interests will ultimately lead him. I look forward to catching up in person with many of you in the near future.” Dwight Reynolds writes: “It’s been great reading the updates submitted by my classmates. I, too, remember Mr. Williams with fondness. I believe Peter Sanderson and I were both in the same Algebra class floundering away and being the kind man he was, Carl let us ‘pass’ his class. Thank you, Henry, for reminding me of one of my favorite English/Literature teachers, Mr. Guerra. I really ‘dug’ that existential stuff he taught us... I wonder if this had any influence on me becoming a psychologist? Well guys, after 35 years, I managed a visit to Hilltop (picture included as proof). This past October, I was visiting my dad

in Westchester, NY, and being a beautiful fall day, he suggested we take a drive up to Salisbury. It was a perfect fall day and I was really impressed by the changes made to the campus. That sports facility is very impressive! My dad and I toured the campus and we happen to run into Mr. Menconi who invited us to lunch. Mr. Shortelle also joined us and we spoke about those days long gone by. I was totally impressed by their recall of that time period and they both look great. I was very happy to see these two teachers still there after all these years. Being on campus again and reading your notes has inspired me to commit to visiting Salisbury again (soon) when some of you will be there for a reunion. I look forward to meeting you again and catching up with you. I hope to see you there. BTW. Look me up if you’re in Miami, FL.”

Dwight Reynolds ’76 on a fall 2011 visit to campus.

Rob LeRoy writes: “I want to first just reiterate how great it was to see all those who made it back for the reunion. You all seem happy, successful and surprisingly well adjusted. Very sad to hear about Carl Williams, although he seemed to have lived a quality life with few regrets (bringing me to the realization that, perhaps, I was a man of letters?). I’m still laboring in the salt mine that is my criminal law practice and playing tennis when my balky wrist allows. In conclusion, while it was great to hear of all of your tales of malfeasance, I remind you that I was still the only carbon based life form capable of getting Peter LeViness in trouble with T.C. (although T.C. would not accept his confession claiming he was sure that I was responsible). Hope to see you all soon!”




Class Agents: John Coleman and

Class Agents: Barry Durfee, Steve Godwin,

Sandy Middendorf

TJ Johnson, Jim Mullen and Bob Zabel

1978 Class Agent: Chris Bushing

1979 Class Agent: Jamie Lineberger

1980 Class Agents: Greg Cutler, Mark Hess, Jamie

Oliver Dornheim ’83 and family with Woody Rutter ’98 (Hon.)

Robinson and Ed Swibold

1981 Class Agents: Chris Gorycki, Nick Lieder,


Bill Pollard, Scott Root and Ted Sheridan

Class Agent: Duncan Kennedy

1982 Class Agents: Jerry Bates and Ted Smith

Jonathan S. Bates: “I currently serve as assistant head of Riverfield Country Day School in Tulsa, OK. In August 2011, the Board of Trustees announced my appointment as head of school beginning in the summer of 2012. Obviously, my association with Salisbury has served me well in independent school life. As I was going through the process with the Board of Trustees, I contacted two friends from my days at Salisbury. Scott Kennedy is now the headmaster at Norfolk Collegiate School in Norfolk, VA and Chris Gorycki is now head of school at Kent School in Chestertown, MD. It was fun to reconnect and their advice was very helpful. I have also had a visit from Ben DuPont thanks to a posting on LinkedIn and have heard from Ian Ogilvie who recently moved to Oklahoma. Both are doing very well.”

Woody Rutter ’98 (Hon.) writes: “Oliver Dornheim ’83 and his wife Ania (plus children May-Britt and Tilman) spent a couple of days with me in Beaufort en route to Florida. They live in Leverkusen, Germany, and were on vacation. He was our second ASSIST student at Salisbury. Really nice family.”

1984 Class Agents: Clay Baldwin, Brad Root and

Alumnus Peter Saliba, a member of the Class of 1985, was recently appointed to the top leadership position at Tilton School in Tilton, NH. Peter, who will assume his duties as head of school this coming summer, will be the 26th head of Tilton School. Headmaster Chisholm Chandler commented, “I have known Peter as a Salisbury alumnus and as an independent school colleague for many years. He is a wonderful guy and perfectly suited for this role. We anticipate great success for him and for Tilton in the years ahead.” Currently, Peter serves the upper school director for Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME. Prior to Berwick, Peter was the assistant head of school at Sage Hill School in Newport Beach, Calif. After graduating from Salisbury, Peter attended Middlebury College (BA) and Dartmouth College (MA). Peter and his wife, Rachel, have three children. Congratulations, Peter!

1986 Class Agents: Hank Alexandre and Reed Johnston

Charles Spofford

Charles Spofford reports: “We recently held our annual Sarum paddle tournament at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. We had a good turnout, filling two courts with stellar play all day.” The Alumni Office is saddened by the news of Vernon A. Alper’s passing in October. For those who wish to reach out to his family, please contact the Alumni Office.

Klaus Harry Martin, son of Nicholas Martin ’87

1987 Class Agent: Smith Kennedy

Nicholas I. Martin shares: On January 3, 2012, Klaus Harry Martin was born.

1988 Class Agent: Matt Taylor

All Classes:

The 7th Annual Menconi Paddle Invitational: Pictured (L to R): Bill Smith ’88, Scudder Sinclair (Chip’s brother), Drew Williams ’88, Pres Stewart ’89, Charles Spofford ’84, Chris Overbye ’86, Hank Alexandre ’86, Scott Mackey ’88 and Lansing Palmer ’85.

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Class Agent Needed

Class Agents: Gunnar Heinrich and Jim Panczykowski

1990 Class Agents: Gerritt Graham and


Chris Hefter

Class Agents: Will Faison, Pete Gross, Jim Keogh, Jim Long, Dave Sandals, Cris


Sigovitch and Parker Young

Class Agents: Brady Knight and Camille Devine and Andy McCreath ’94

Ross McKenzie


Daniel K. Miles completed his Ph.D. at the University of Thessaloniki in Greece last spring. He is now living in Florida.

Class Agents: Kris Loomis and Sasha Tcherevkoff

Yuki Toyama writes: “I was just browsing through the school Web site and got to know that I was included in the list of alumni ‘whereabouts.’ Just writing to let you know that I am doing great. After graduating from Salisbury, I had attended college in Tokyo in my home country called the International Christian University. After graduating in 1996, I joined a Japanese trading and investment company called Mitsui & Co., Ltd. where I still work. Although it is a Tokyo-based company, I am currently on an assignment in Hong Kong, and should be here for another two to three years before going back to Tokyo.”


1995 Class Agent: Chris Grinda

1996 Class Agents: Chris Brislin, Holt Haynsworth and Tim McCaffrey

1997 Class Agent: Fred Beck

1998 Class Agents: Drew Caprio and Jason Indelicato

1999 Class Agents: David Friedman and David Greiner

Class Agent: Mike Anastasio


Dave Belardino got engaged in November and getting married July 7. He is helping to grow his family’s Italian wine business. He ran the NYC marathon for team continuum for cancer patients this year, and lives downtown in New York City. Brodie Merrill is the athletic director and lacrosse coach at the Hill Academy in Canada in addition to still playing professional lacrosse. Peter Baiocco just got engaged and recently became a partner at his firm Daversa Partners, an executive recruiting firm in the internet/tech industries based in Stamford, CT. He lives with his fiancé in Fairfield, CT and travels to California, Boston and NYC for business regularly. Congratulations to Dave Sandals and his wife Eliza, who welcomed, baby boy, Shaw, to their family. From Tom McHugh: “Things are going quite well for me these days. Living in Seattle, WA, with my dog Marley. I am working at, living as simple a life as possible.”

Class Agents: Josh Mandel and Alec Raday

Andy McCreath was recently honored with Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award - the most prestigious award for Canadians under the age of 40 who are outstanding leaders in their chosen field and who are shaping the country’s future. Andy was married in April of 2011 to Camille Devine in Banff, Alberta.

All Classes: Come gather on the Hilltop with your Sarum brothers at “FOR THE BOYS” Weekend, May 11-13, 2012. Register today at www.salisburyschool/for-the-boys



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Woody Rutter ’98 (Hon.) enjoys an evening with three ASSIST alumni (Fountain Valley, Deerfield and Salisbury) in Sofia Bulgaria. Dick Hall is second from the left (ASSIST Board Chair, former head of North Shore Country Day, International School of Brussels, and Washington International School). Doychin Doynov, Salisbury’s ASSIST scholar in 1997, is on the far right.


Class Note Close-Up: Kyle Miller ’01 The Salisbury community sponsored a dress down day on Monday, February 13, 2012 and proceeds totaling over $3,000 were forwarded to Kyle Miller ’01to help aid him in his courageous fight against cancer. Read more about Kyle below in a letter sent to the Class of 2001 this past January.

Fellow Hilltoppers, We are writing you to bring awareness about a Salisbury classmate of ours, Kyle Miller. After graduating from Salisbury, Kyle attended Cornell University and became the starting goaltender for the men’s lacrosse team on a full scholarship. Shortly into his sophomore season at Cornell, Kyle was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma cancer in his shin. After intense chemotherapy and extensive surgeries replacing his knee and shin, Kyle successfully beat the cancer. Kyle defied his doctors odds of being able to walk again, and after two years, he could not only walk freely but he made it back on to the lacrosse field as the starting goaltender and helped Cornell win the first of what would be four Ivy League Lacrosse Championships. Kyle then went on to accomplish his lifelong goal of making the Canadian National Lacrosse Team in 2006, and played at the game’s highest level, in the World Lacrosse Championships. Kyle and his team won Gold for Canada in the championship game, an accomplishment that hadn’t been made by Canada in 28 years. Kyle has retired from the sport of lacrosse, but has dedicated his career and life to telling his story of passion, survival and triumph to audiences across the country. One of his first speeches was on the Hilltop at the Sixth Form Send-Off Dinner in 2007. It was a speech that no faculty members nor the members of the Class of 2007 have ever forgotten. However, after more than eight years of being cancer free, the sarcoma returned in October 2011, this time in Kyle’s lungs. Kyle has already exceeded his lifetime limit of the original chemo treatment that helped him beat the cancer the first time around. He has recently endured two separate, unsuccessful, chemo treatments and surgery is not a viable option at this time. Kyle currently searches for the drug/trial that we know is out there, and that will help him once again BEAT IT! But he could use our help. Kyle is a tremendous person and an even better friend which is why we feel the need to help bring awareness to his situation. We strongly encourage you to support Kyle in his battle:

Salisbury boys (on dress down day) wish Kyle the best in his courageous fight.

Instructor in Mathematics Jeff Ruskin and Director of Student Activities Rita Delgado show their support of Kyle.

through his Web site at or by following him on Facebook: or on Twitter at:!/kylemiller35

You never know where a connection will be made that could one day be the difference in one’s life. Salisbury School is not just an educational institution, it developed within us a bond for life for which we are all lucky enough to hold. Please take a moment to send Kyle your good wishes on his Web site. Show him our brotherhood remains strong—he needs you now perhaps more than ever before. Sincerely, Pete Gross ’01 and Brodie Merrill ’01 Class Agent Peter Gross ’01, shown with daughter Leila, has been instrumental in getting classmates and friends to send Kyle good wishes via his blog and on Facebook.

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Shaw Sandals, son of David Sandals ’01

2002 Class Agents: Toby Atkins, Bryan Bendjy and Colin Griggs

Colin R. Griggs has been named the event coordinator at Hebron Academy in Maine, where he also serves as the head coach for the varsity girls’ soccer team. Under Colin’s guidance, this year’s squad won the league title for the first time since 2006. Eugene Tang is shuffling between Hong Kong and Shanghai, China working in real estate.  Nick Jerolino is living in Cape Coral, FL, working on becoming a boat captain. “If all goes well I will have my own charter business in the next year or so.”  Ben Netter is working for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training” program in Alexandria, VA, and just ran a marathon in support of the organization. He is also getting married next year to his fiancé, Catherine. John Stefanopoulos is living in Torrington, CT, and is the brains behind Future Apps, a three-year-old company that specializes in mobile and computer applications. He also helps out with the family restaurant Four

All Classes: Come gather on the Hilltop with your Sarum brothers at “FOR THE BOYS” Weekend, May 11-13, 2012. Register today at www.salisburyschool/for-the-boys



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Brothers Pizza in Amenia, NY, and frequently sees Chris Reid and Alexander Harney. Johnny Mitchell is on the police force in the 33rd precinct in New York City, serving the northern part of Manhattan.   Erik Olsen has been working in a stem cell biology lab at the Cincinnati children’s hospital as he prepares for Medical School at the University of Cincinnati.  Willet Hossfeld is living in Washington, D.C. working for a medical software company.  Andrew Sylvester recently moved to the West Coast after four years on the East Coast. “I’ve recently moved to San Francisco for a new career opportunity in Silicon Valley and the chance to surf and ski in the same day.”  Zander Tasch has continued coaching basketball in the college ranks, working this past season for Dakota Wesleyan in South Dakota. “I’m a recruiting coordinator and have other duties like monitoring academic progress, film breakdown and scouting reports, too. I’m also taking classes for my Masters here on campus.”

2003 Class Agent Needed

Paxton Ramsdell: “I am still living in Washington, D.C. and working for The Nature Conservancy’s Corporate Practices group. I’ve been in touch with Nick Bowerman ’03, John Bates ’04 and Ben Schopp ’04 as well as Tim Sinclair ’91 and Dan Mead over the past few months. I am hoping to get up in the winter for a visit and to catch a game. My best to all.”

with Ted Ahrens at Five Guys and enjoyed talking about our time at Salisbury and his summer wedding. Thomas Simmons is living in NYC and Ryan Miklusak is doing well coaching and working at Vermont Academy. We are all saddened by the news of Carl William passing. We continue to send our condolences to Mrs. Williams and their children. We also want to continue to let Mrs. Corkery know that we think about her often and send positive wishes. I hope you can make it back to the Hilltop for the “For The Boys” Weekend in May. It will be a weekend to remember.” Jeffrey D. Goldstein: “About 8 months ago, I embarked on a new venture that has brought me back to China. I am working for Outdoor Products, an American-based, worldwide manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods (camping, hiking, fishing and hunting). We’re a leading supplier (high end and low end) to retailers such as Walmart and REI and also do design and development for companies like Bass Pro, Cabela’s and Body Glove. Based in Shenzhen, China, I’ve been assigned the responsibility of creating, developing and enforcing the company’s social, environmental and supply chain security initiatives within our 20 factory supply base. I was recently promoted and am now also responsible for China sourcing and price negotiations. Next year will bring me to Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt and Jordan. I keep in touch with Sean Zak, Chris Desloge and Wes Worthington (all trouble makers!) and am glad to report they’re all doing well. Sarum made a positive impact on my life and I will forever be grateful.”

2005 Class Agents: Stephen Brooks, Jake Fields, Blake Hollinger, Justin HoShue, Andrew O’Donnell and Wells Ross

2006 Class Agent Needed

Raymond Cheng ’03 and Andrew McLachlan ’03 along with friends meet up at wellknown, Shanghai-nese restaurant, Ding Tai Fung in Hong Kong.

2004 Class Agents: Ted Ahrens, Travis Clark and Ned Corkery

Ned Corkery ’04 (Hon.) writes: “A big congratulations to Jonny Bates who recently got engaged. I was happy to have lunch

Alic M. Kelso is a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and is stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. He is in the 9th Communications Battalion as a communications officer.

2007 Class Agents: Luke Esselen and Patrick Powers

2008 Class Agent: Alex Holder


2009 Class Agent: Stefan Merriam

We want to hear from you! If you have news to share, please send it, and we’ll use it in Class Notes.

Guidelines: Include all relevant information, such as your class year. Salisbury brothers came together last summer to celebrate Nick Friedman’s 21st Birthday (L to R): Drew King ’10, Chad Berger ’10, John Guay ’09, Nick Friedman ’09 and Riley Hansen ’09

Hugh Osteen reports: Former Salisbury baseball teammates Sean White, Class of 2008, and Hugh Osteen, Class of 2009, are shown in March 2011 when their respective college teams were on a Spring training trip in the Orlando, FL, area. White is a pitcher for Dickinson (PA) College, and Osteen is a pitcher for the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Both were part of the historic 2008 undefeated Salisbury Crimson Knights baseball team, and credit the great Coach Duane Estes for their continued success on and off the field.

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Class Agents: Gabe Antoni and Chris Garibaldi

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In Memoriam Carl Williams P’67, ’70, ’74 Beginning in 1963 and continuing for nearly 50 years of service, Carl Williams touched the lives of countless students and faculty colleagues. His roles included chair of the Mathematics Department (1963-1986), director of admissions (1965-1969), director of college placement (1969-1974) and assistant headmaster (1967-1979). In addition, starting in 1964 and serving through the present day, he was a coach of the Salisbury School Alpine Ski Team. Headmaster Chisholm Chandler writes, “The legend of Carl Williams is known throughout New England, especially on the ski slopes of Catamount, Butternut and other areas where independent school students race. Thankfully, his legacy will live on in our hearts and also in the many events named in his honor, including the Berkshire Ski League Carl Williams SL Championships. “On the Hilltop, Carl was the consummate schoolman. He worked hard to help boys become men of courage, dedication and integrity. Never was there a man more dedicated to students, their growth and their passions for the outdoors, especially ski racing. We are so proud of him and the glorious life he lived for 91 plus years. We are heartbroken at his passing, as he was a very special man and friend.” As a boy, Carl attended the former Lenox School as a member of the Class of 1939. He then attended Trinity College, graduating in 1943, and served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1947. Carl taught at both all-boys and coeducational schools before finding his “dream job” at Salisbury School. Recently, he wrote about Salisbury, “It is really a ‘family school’ with close relationships shared among the entire community. It also is in a fantastic location, in a truly wonderful small town, in a very special, almost unspoiled corner of New England. I cannot think of any place I would rather live or any school I would rather be a part of. LUCKY US!” Carl also was passionate about the town of Salisbury. After his retirement, Carl was an important contributor in local politics, leading the Town’s Board of Finance for many years. He was a fixture of the Board of the Salisbury Association. His voice and perspective were deeply respected by many, many local townsfolk. Carl is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Ibba” Williams, a former librarian at Salisbury School, and sons David ’67, Peter ’70 and Douglas ’74. A memorial service for Carl was held on campus on February 25.



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From the Archives: A Test of Your Memory B y G eoffrey R ossano , I nstructor in H istory and S chool H istorian

The Salisbury School Archives contain an enormous collection of photographs documenting the Hilltop’s people, places and events. Some are carefully and accurately identified. Others represent a challenge. Here’s a challenge (actually several challenges!) for our readers, drawn from the period 1944 to 1974 (Well, that’s at least one hint). Try to provide as much information as possible: who, what, where, when? The answers will be posted on line at:

1.  We know the date, 1947. And we know the sport. But what team? Who is the coach? Can you identify the players?

3. Can you identify yourself? What’s going on? When?

2. This is a very solemn group. Who are they? What is their responsibility? When was this shot taken? Do the white bucks [right] give any help?

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4. What is this gathering? Who are the women? When did it take place?

5. Two Salisbury stalwarts. This should be an easy one. But when and where?

6. He was known to classmates and then students. He’s on the photo mural in the athletic center. Who is he and why is he standing behind the fence? And where was that fence?

7.  They don’t have weekends like this anymore. What’s going on? When? Where was this photo taken?



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ONE WEEKEND THREE CELEBRATIONS MAY 11-13, 2012 SALISBURY SCHOOL Reunion Weekend—All Alumni, All Classes Spring Family Weekend “For The Boys” Campaign Kick-Off Including the World Premiere of “Salisbury Stories” A New Campaign Documentary Film Featuring Salisbury Boys There is no charge for the “For The Boys” Weekend (exception: golf outing). It is Salisbury’s gift to alumni, parents and friends. Come back to the Hilltop, see the School “in action,” celebrate Salisbury’s successes and aspirations and join the excitement and momentum.

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THE BOYS” Weekend

May 11-13

May 24

Sixth Form Dinner

May 31

Class of 2012 Awards Ceremony

June 1

October 12-13

Class of 2012 Graduation Day Parents Weekend

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