LA LUMIERE mAgAZine
LA LumieRe mAgAZine Fall 2010 Produced by La Lumiere School michael H. Kennedy ’86 Headmaster
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2
A Note from the Headmaster
THE PATH OF THE ARTIST Jim Gafﬁgan ’84
Paris Barclay ’74
colleen Kennedy Judith Kunst
Marty Lloyd ’86 Michael Bolger ’82 & Paul Bolger ’83
Photocredits colleen Kennedy charlie Simokaitis HBO
Design Kellene urbaniak, inkbuzz graphic design
ON CAMPUS Faculty Proﬁle: Linda Weigel Faculty Proﬁle: Donna Blue Lachman
Board of Trustees edward costello ’81
connie Devers Falcone ’83
Shaw Friedman, Parent ’08 & ’13 Joseph gaffigan, Past chairman ’83 Daniel Hillenbrand ’84 James Kaminski, chairman, Parent ’08 &’10 michael Kennedy ’86 mark Leyden ’77
ANNUAL REPORT 2009-2010
Richard newcombe ’69
John Rumely ’69
Golf Outing 2010
John Schirger ’84
Event Donor Listings
Randolph Smith ’77 ceil Tristano, Parent ’01, ’04 & ’07 Rev. Wayne Watts c. Joseph yast ’70
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BEYOND CAMPUS Alumni in the Arts Class Notes In Memoriam
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Mission La Lumiere School provides a college preparatory education based in character, scholarship and faith.
Note from the Headmaster At the start of this academic year, I reflected on our faculty summer reading, William Damon’s The Path to Purpose, with both the faculty and students. I reminded them that there is a purpose – a true meaning – behind the daily expectations and activities, the curriculum, the traditions, and the course load that we ask of our students. Over the years, some of these daily rituals have changed, some have been rekindled, and others have been retired. As we have grown as a community, what has been preserved is our culture of connectedness which in turn leads to opportunities for growth and discoveries of new or hidden talents in a student. For La Lumiere, our purpose can be found in our mission. It is what we do and why we do it that continues to drive our school and community to be the area’s finest educational
that small differences can have large effects. This is the
option. For almost 50 years, La Lumiere has strived to teach
La Lumiere effect.
the whole student in our academic and co-curricular offerings. Through the arts, through service, and through cultural
In past editions of La Lumiere Magazine, we have
education of all kinds, we create opportunities for students
celebrated our global reach, provided a snapshot of our
to attempt – and in many cases to master – something
public leaders, family businesses, and scientists from among
new. These opportunities, these “right brain” activities that
La Lumiere’s alumni. One aspect of a La Lumiere graduate
complement the rigorous work of the left brain, are what
is constant. As Jim Gaffigan ’84 puts it: “what I took away
make schools like La Lumiere unique. In addition to classes
from La Lumiere was a belief that I could do anything.”
in chemistry and British Literature, for example, a typical day
This issue focusing on the Arts is one glimpse of the many
in the life of a La Lumiere student may also include rehearsal
students, alumni, and faculty who have discovered their
with a student-run dance group, a meeting to plan a comedy
inner passions and talents through artistic endeavors. The
improv fundraiser for a charity in Nicaragua, or a consult with
following pages demonstrate the purpose behind the
art teacher Linda Weigel about submissions for a national art
programs, works-in-progress, and some finished products
of the La Lumiere program.
The La Lumiere student who participates in these kinds of activities – whether onstage, backstage, or in the audience – receives great benefits. According to Elliott Eisner, professor emeritus at Stanford University, the Arts teach us to make good judgments about qualitative relationships – facilitating
Michael H. Kennedy ’86 Headmaster
scholarship. The Arts teach us that problems can have more than one solution – promoting critical thinking. The Arts celebrate multiple perspectives – valuing problem solving and appreciating diversity. Ultimately, and simply, the Arts teach us La Lumiere Magazine 2010 | 2
The Path of the Artist than about his growing resume. He’s the kind of guy, in other words, who’s living a slow life in the fast lane. Jim’s abiding interests and values have their roots in the Midwest, and Jim has built his identity as a comic around distinctly Midwestern characteristics. Fans from coast to coast have come to love Gaffigan’s affable manner, clean humor, and bemused ruminations about everything from the harmful effects of eating Hot Pockets to what Jesus might have experienced as a teenager. He creates a kind of small-town intimacy with an audience, voicing the inner thoughts of his listeners – Did he just say what I think he said?? – to hilarious effect. Gaffigan in fact grew up in a small town: Dune Acres, Indiana, a place he refers to affectionately as “a suburb of Chesterton.”* He is the youngest of six children, and though the family considers him to be only the third funniest kid, he’s the one who’s made humor his professional vocation. It took him awhile to get there, he says. “My father and his brothers were the first ones to go to college, so there was definitely an emphasis on security in our family – and security was found in the financial world.” The path to that world started at La Lumiere School, then Purdue and then a transfer to Georgetown, where Jim majored in finance.
Slow Life in the Fast Lane Jim Gaffigan ’84
He’s a star in the stand-up comedy world, with two one-
It was on the day he graduated from college that Jim first voiced a desire to be doing something else. “I told a friend sitting next to me that I secretly wanted to be a stand-up comedian and an actor. Then I said, ‘But everyone wants to do that.’ And my friend said, ‘No, they don’t.’ ”* This was the first hint that business might not be his real calling. Slowly, Jim took steps toward more creative outlets. He left a job in financial consulting for a position in advertising, moving to New York and loving it. On a dare,
hour specials on Comedy Central, a nationwide touring
Gaffigan entered a stand-up open mic session. Then he did it
schedule, and regular appearances on late-night television. He’s
again. Five years later, in 1998, he began his full-time career as a
an increasingly recognized presence in big-and small-screen
productions of every stripe, including this fall’s feature film
That career has increasingly involved acting and writing as well
Going the Distance. It’s not unusual these days for Jim to be
as classic stand up. “It’s a little bit of a crock pot,” he says. “I enjoy
approached on the street and asked for an autograph or a
doing them all. There’s an immediacy to stand up that I love. I
photo. Yet anyone who spends more than a minute with this
can write a joke and then put it on stage and get immediate
La Lumiere alum gets much more than a brush with funny-man
feedback. Stand up is great for the impatient, creative person. I
fame. Jim Gaffigan ’84 likes to talk more about the complexities
really love acting as well, though it’s an absolutely insane pursuit
of writing and performing than about what it’s like to appear
trying to get a job. They’ll say, ‘Yeah, we’re looking for you but
on Letterman. He’d rather tell you about his growing family
with brown hair.’ Writing is a nice solitary contrast to that kind of
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The Path of the Artist The early stage of Jim’s career was competitive, risky, and intense. “The rejection was legendary, and the poverty was brutal,” he says. “I didn’t realize that when I got to New York I was going to be not just struggling broke, but look-under-the-couch-for-change broke, for some time. You can’t compete with living in New York,” Jim reflects. “You’re going to be humbled by the experience.” But a breakthrough came in 1998 with an invitation to appear on Late Night with David Letterman. “Getting on Letterman stopped a lot of the annoying questions, like ‘Oh, you’re a comedian? Have you been on any of those talk shows?’ and if you say no then they say, ‘Yeah, well my postman’s also a comedian.’ ” When Letterman – a fellow Hoosier
– decided to develop a sitcom around Gaffigan
(Welcome to New York), Jim’s career took off. He’s appeared in TV shows like Ellen, Ed, Sex and the City, That 70’s Show and My
Jim Gaffigan La Lumiere School 1984 Georgetown University 1988
Boys. He’s been named “Salesman of the Year” by Business Week magazine for his facility as a commercial actor. And his second CD, King Baby, went gold within six months. Collecting these markers of artistic success is not, however, what drives Jim’s work. It’s the creative satisfaction of continuously evolving as a writer and performer that keep Gaffigan going. “Stand up is very much a conversation with the audience,” he says. “You can hear where you’re not being clear, where maybe there’s another joke that’s in the cadence of how things are going. You’re aiming for a kind of creative center, the comic idea
– Mark Twain called it ‘the nub’ – which you
“When my brother Joe, a trustee here at La Lumiere, called me and asked if I would address the graduating class of 2002, I think like most La Lumiere graduates I took a pause. I looked back on my four enriching years as a La Lumiere student and asked, ‘How much are they going to pay me?”’
work to flush out and put in the right language.” Offstage, Jim sets writing assignments for himself
– “write a joke on revolving doors, or whales, or the Pope” – and he collaborates closely with his wife, actress and producer Jeannie Noth. That collaboration includes three young children: Jack, Kate and Marre. The freedom to choose projects that allow him to put family first is what Gaffigan values most about the success he’s achieved. He adjusts his heavy
Motion Picture and Television Appearances Include:
13 Going On 30, The Great New Wonderful, What She Knew, Away We Go, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Going the Distance, Law & Order, Sex and the City, The Ellen Show, Ed, That ‘70s Show, My Boys, The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
travel schedule around school vacations, for example, so that he can bring his kids to school. Growing a family has also, Jim’s found, altered his perspective as a comic.
Married to Jeannie Noth Gaffigan 3 children Lives in New York City
The Path of the Artist in my mind like the name of a law firm that advertises on
“It’s funny how you change,” he says. “Take joking about the Pope, for example. Whereas before it was maybe more about
TV late at night: ‘Have you been injured in an accident? Call
what’s going to get the laugh, now I write with something of
Smith, Sullivan and Balawender!’ On a practical level, the skills learned at La Lu that enabled
a sense of reverence. The joke is never about Catholicism or Jesus or whatever. It’s about humanity being a bunch of morons.”
Jim to land jobs in marketing and finance have also enabled
Gaffigan has made a strong commitment to clean humor, and
him to create and successfully promote his “brand” as a
believes cursing isn’t neccessary for his comedy. “I realized a few
comic artist. On another level, La Lumiere offered a place
years ago that the impulse to use those things meant for me that
early on where Jim could envision being someone different.
the joke wasn’t done yet – it wasn’t fully written.” Though the
“When I was a kid, I remember looking around at my little
entertainment industry rewards crude comedy – the easy laugh –
town and thinking, ‘There’s been an enormous mistake. I’m
Jim has attracted a broad following without it.
not supposed to be here.’ ” Jim credits La Lumiere with giving him the ability to dream, explore, and widen his reach. He says, “The notion of a guy coming from Chesterton, Indiana and being a stand-up comedian in New York City – La Lumiere kind of crafted that. Anything is possible. You can be anything.”
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Though he’s traveled a long way from the “slow cooker” world of Indiana and the Midwest, Jim Gaffigan’s “crockpot”
Jim can see the roots of his development as a writer in his
career has in many ways come full circle. He’s achieved a level
experience as a student at La Lumiere. “Learning how to think
of success to do what he wants at his pace, on his terms, with
is a powerful thing and no small task,” he says. “La Lumiere lit a
his priorities in mind. This alumnus has achieved,
fire of curiosity in me that I carry today.” Small classes, a tight-knit
in fact, exactly what La Lumiere desires for all its students:
community and a dedicated faculty also imparted a compelling
the capacity to excel in a chosen vocation, and the capacity
dual message: you can do anything, and you can always ask for
to connect that work to the people one loves and to the
help. “Teachers like Breslin, Mosca, and Langley have the same
wider community. It’s an added delight that we get to watch
echo in my mind as Jefferson, Lincoln, and Gandhi,” he said in his
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* “Funny Man of the People,” by Chase Squires. Indianapolis Monthly, Sept., 2007. <via jimgaffigan.com>
The Path of the Artist Leaving a Legacy:
A Conversation with Paris Barclay ’74 If you have watched a television comedy or drama in the past twenty years, you have almost certainly seen Paris Barclay’s work. He has directed episodes of NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, House, CSI, The Good Wife, In Treatment, and Glee, among many others. He has won two Emmy awards and garnered citations and honors from across the entertainment industry. We were privileged to sit down with Paris this summer in New York and talk with him about his work, his family, and his memories of La Lumiere.
of roads, but you’ve said that in many ways it began with your arrival at La Lumiere. PARIS BARCLAY: La Lumiere was not my choice. I remember Father Bransfield and a couple of the guys who were seniors that year sitting in my living room talking to my parents, and I was working on a manual typewriter on the dining room table writing a play. They were saying that this would be a great school for me and I was not listening. They were somewhat insistent and I said no, and my parents said yes. And I said no, and my parents said yes, and then shortly thereafter I found myself clutching a duffle bag with my name sewn into all my underwear being dropped off behind Mr. Kirkby’s dorm and I was crying. I was very sad and confused. I think Neil Young was singing “Out on the Weekend” from the Harvest album as the car was driving away. At least that’s how I was scoring the movie version in my mind.
LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: Our faculty this summer is reading The Path to Purpose by William Damon, a child development expert at Stanford. It’s a book that explores how young people find purpose in their life. Increasingly, it seems, it’s harder for
LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: You’ve said before that although you couldn’t see it at the time, “something started” at La Lumiere, and though that “something” got interrupted through the years
young people to find their purpose and truly live by it and in it. There are so many more choices, and they become paralyzed by such an immense freedom to choose. And there are other forces at work on them, their parents and others who are saying ‘let us help you with this.’ At La Lumiere these days our teachers are asking, how can we guide and empower at the same time? PARIS BARCLAY: Jim Moore would be proud.
by a variety of detours, your beginning was “right here under God’s hand.”
LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: Yes, he set the legacy and we’re just continuing it. PARIS BARCLAY: Well he was also very into that main ideal. He taught rhetoric our freshman year and this was a constant concern of his – making sure that everything that was in the work you did was related to a larger idea or purpose. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: Our class of 1997 was privileged to hear you describe your own ‘path to purpose’ in a memorable commencement speech. That path has taken you down lots
PARIS BARCLAY: That’s a good line! (Laughs.) I would still stand by that. I think now that had I not gone to La Lumiere I would have had a very different life. I don’t think I would have seen the opportunities that were afforded me at La Lumiere. I certainly wouldn’t have gone to Harvard where I met so many of my friends that are still my friends to this day. So in terms of tracing the trajectory of my own path, that was the biggest decision that my parents made for me, and it changed the course of my life. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: When you were a senior and applying to Harvard, what – or who – was driving you to do that? La Lumiere Magazine 2010 | 6
The Path of the Artist PARIS BARCLAY: I really wanted to go Stanford because I wanted to be on the West Coast and have a kind of “West Coast experience” – namely, warm weather. But Jim Moore thought that Harvard would be better. John Roberts was the first student from La Lumiere who had gotten into Harvard and at the time I felt that Mr. Moore wanted me to go to Harvard just to augment that legacy. I was rejected at first, but Mr. Moore arranged an interview on campus, and I flew to Cambridge. I stayed in John Roberts’ room (he was studying, as usual) and interviewed with Bill Fitzsimmons, who is now the Dean of Admissions. They reversed their decision. Very lucky for me. In terms of having a purpose-driven life, it seems like things would have been a lot easier for me had I listened to the people telling me what to do in the first place and not resisted them. You know, it isn’t change but rather the resistance to change that seems to cause trouble in my life. Had I just said yes to La Lumiere, had I just said yes to Harvard, I would have saved myself months of agony, because I ended up loving them both. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: Hindsight… PARIS BARCLAY: Yes. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: So then as a young adult, you moved to New York. We’d love to hear more about that. PARIS BARCLAY: Well, here I come to New York from Harvard, having written 16 musicals, and I’m thinking I’m going to come to New York and become Stephen Sondheim and I’ll have a day job in order to have groceries. So I accept this job at Grey Advertising for $18,500 a year, which was quite a salary in 1979, and I’m really enthused and I’m an account executive and I’m writing musicals at night. Then I start writing advertising, and before long I’m also writing commercials and writing music for the commercials. And then I have the opportunity to direct a commercial, and from there I get an opportunity to leave advertising all together and direct music videos. So with every step up the ladder, the view changes, and suddenly I’m traveling somewhere else. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: And do you see where it’s headed each step of the way? PARIS BARCLAY: No, I have no idea. That’s the interesting thing about it. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: You’ve mentioned that a big part of taking those steps now is what works best for you and your family. PARIS BARCLAY: Yes, now it’s definitely become a family equation. I almost didn’t do this season of In Treatment because it was so difficult for me to be away the last time I did it. My kids were really young and it left all the raising to my husband
Christopher. As wonderful a husband as he is, it’s a lot of work. Plus, they’re young and they’re growing so fast. I would come home every month and feel like I was meeting a different child. So I resisted doing season three, but then HBO said that as long as my family wants to be [in New York], the studio is willing to accommodate them. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: Is television where you like to work best? PARIS BARCLAY: Television, while exciting and entertaining, involves so many other people and the exhaustion of collaboration is so great that, really, if everything was equal, I would rather be sitting at home writing music. I find that much more relaxing and solitary. I find the older I get the more misanthropic I become. I give fewer speeches. I don’t give that many interviews even. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: No? PARIS BARCLAY: No. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: We appreciate that. PARIS BARCLAY: You’re welcome.
The Path of the Artist LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: The “Wheels” episode you directed for Glee has made quite an impact, nominated for an Emmy, and winning other awards that honor “television with a conscience.” Can you talk about that? PARIS BARCLAY: The best thing about this is the recognition that television’s influence is enormous and that a show with such a young audience has a responsibility to teach some lessons and not just entertain. When they put the script on my desk I thought, well, this is wonderful. This will be worth the time that we’re putting into it. There’s an audience of 13 million people who’ll be able to look at things differently because of this exploration in Glee of what life is like for people with disabilities. For me, that’s just the best. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: What is directing like for you? PARIS BARCLAY: I use what I call the Socratic method of directing. I don’t know where I actually heard that, probably from Mr. Moore. I ask questions. I’ll say to an actor like Gabriel Byrne, “What do you think [Byrne’s character] Paul Weston would do on this? How heated would Paul Weston be?” And we’ll have a conversation about it as if the character is someone separate. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: What was your training to be a director? PARIS BARCLAY: I had none, but as my classmates will attest I’ve always been a bossy person. Sidney Lumet wrote a great book called Making Movies, which helped form my directing process. But I think the most I’ve learned about directing was in advertising, working with other creatives in a very collaborative way. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: James Moore always talked about leaving a legacy. When you look back at the ladder you’ve climbed, what do you want to be remembered for? PARIS BARCLAY: Well, to answer that I have to tell you that in 2001 Christopher and I were booked on Flight 11 on September 11th, the flight that went from Boston and crashed into the first Tower of the World Trade Center. My musical One Red Flower opened in Boston on September 9, 2001 and we were set to fly back to New York on the morning of September 11th. But at the last minute, we decided to come back early. So we changed our flight to Flight 10, the night before. We awoke back in LA to a changed world and over the next months we said to ourselves have we done enough with our lives? What does God really want us to do? And from that point on, I began choosing projects that I think have a stronger social message, and Christopher and I began the process of adopting our children. There are 35,000 kids in the foster care system in Los Angeles County now that are not being adopted. So that’s a huge shift that’s affected how I approach the idea of a legacy. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: It sounds a lot like the “secret of life” you revealed at La Lumiere’s Commencement in 1997: “Love today,” you said. That’s it, isn’t it? PARIS BARCLAY: That’s it. LA LUMIERE MAGAZINE: Is there anything else you’d like to say to the alumni and to our students? PARIS BARCLAY: One of the great messages of Glee is that the jock can also be the lead singer in a choir. At La Lumiere, I played football, I wrestled, I was on the track team, but I was also into music, and that combination was really an asset to me. Keep that in mind as you go forward in school. Taste everything you can. Live today.
Paris Barclay La Lumiere School 1974 Harvard University 1978
“La Lumiere had been where it happened. Because of my training, because of all I had been taught, I could tackle Harvard without fear. I’d already been destroyed and put back together by La Lumiere. What else could be done to me?” Motion Picture and Television Credits:
Angel Street, Sliders, Diagnosis: Murder, Brooklyn South, NYPD Blue, City of Angels, American Dreams, ER, Fastlane, The West Wing, Huff, The Shield, Dirt, Lost, NUMB3RS, House, Cold Case, Weeds, The Mentalist, Sons of Anarchy, In Treatment, CSI, Glee, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Miami Medical and Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Married to Christopher Mason 2 Sons Lives in Los Angeles
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The Path of the Artist By day, Marty Lloyd ‘86 is a realtor in Palm Desert, California; by night, this La Lumiere alum writes, performs, and records the lyrical rock music of The Freddy Jones Band. Songs like “One World,” “Home Thing,” and their biggest hit, “In a Daydream,” project a vibrant joy that fans in Chicago and across the country have come to love.
Lloyd marvels now at the way La Lumiere could give students opportunities like that and at the same time push them academically. “I completely credit having gone to La Lumiere with being able to write,” Marty says. “It all goes back to (Ed) Breslin
Formed in 1988 by Lloyd and co-leader Wayne Healy, The Freddy Jones Band has followed a long and winding road. Initially playing covers of more established bands, the group drew enthusiastic crowds at local Chicago-area bars and festivals. Then, slowly, they began offering their own compositions – and the crowds stopped coming. “We went from playing packed-in crowds
Lloyd as a writer and musician. Lloyd was introduced to his musical partner Healy through his “big brother” at La Lumiere, Paul Bolger, who would go on to found Mr. Blotto. “La Lu had a thing back then called the May Program – a sort of extracurricular month before graduation. And so we came up with our own proposal and Paul and I went to the faculty and said we want to have a rock band and we’re going to practice in the wrestling barn and our final exam will be to put a show on at the school. And that was the beginning.”
to you-could-hear-crickets-chirping,” Marty remembers. “I think that’s the point when a lot of bands just don’t want to put their head down and grind it out to make it through that barrier.” Sure enough, the crowds eventually started coming back. The original material caught on, and the band started performing in Big Ten college towns, selling their first CD out of the trunk of a car. “That was the launching pad for us,” Marty says. Agency representation and a record contract followed, along with a national tour with headliners Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Their 2001 album Waiting for the Night sold 250,000 copies, and the songs “In a Daydream” and “Take the Time” rose to the top of the charts. These are remarkable achievements that many bands dream of and few attain. La Lumiere figures prominently in The Freddy Jones Band story, both in the forming of the group and in the forming of Marty 9 | La Lumiere Magazine 2010
and (Joan) Langley and Dave Kirkby pushing me through those four years.” By the time he got to college, Marty’s experience at La Lu was so strong in his mind that he wrote a long essay about the experience, which an admiring professor helped him turn into a play. “At one point, he looked at me and said, ‘You know, you’re going to be a writer. You’re going to go places.’ Well, I took those words and I kept them in my back pocket. I took them with me on my journey through music.” After its early success, family obligations and other life changes put The Freddy Jones Band on a five-year hiatus. During that time, Marty Lloyd recorded a solo album, Marigold, which he calls “one of the greatest experiences of my life, for sure.” In 2005 The Freddy Jones Band reunited, and have enjoyed successful Triple-A format radio play as well as seasonal touring and a periodic recording schedule that gives Marty plenty of time to enjoy his children, Brigitte, age 9, and Brooke, age 6. Marty concludes, “It’s not quite as easy as it used to be to go out and play, but we make it happen.” Loyal FJB crowds are thrilled they are “playing for keeps again.”
The Path of the Artist For Paul Bolger, the Spring Enrichment Program at La Lumiere his senior year was an epiphany of sorts, instilling in him the belief that music could be a full-time occupation. The month-long intensive independent study Paul completed that year planted the seeds for what would become Mr. Blotto, a jam band based in Chicago which blends hard rock, original rock, southern rock, and country rock. At the core of Mr. Blotto are brothers and alumni Paul ’83 and Mike ’82 Bolger from Kankakee, Illinois. The band officially formed in 1991 and has evolved from playing small bars in Chicago to recording and touring extensively in the Midwest.
This isolated, independent mood among a student body of just 135 students would soon be broken as Mike moved on to the University of Notre Dame and Paul to the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, Paul decided to pursue the life of a professional musician, while Mike earned his law degree from De Paul University. After two years playing at night with Mr. Blotto, Mike joined the band full-time, leaving the security of a career as a prosecutor for the States Attorney in Chicago.
Paul followed his older brother Mike as a boarder at La Lumiere and reflects on his time here as “an intense collegiate experience” where open blocks of time on closed weekends gave him his first taste of self-responsibility. The School’s illustrious 1981-1982 undefeated football seasons were also formative experiences for both brothers.
The band’s signature is the live show in which they “jam,” spinning lyrics and music in an improvisational but practiced way. “You just have to be fearless in your playing, not random – you know it’s going to resolve eventually.” Their fans return over and over and appreciate the band’s genuine connection with the audience. Mr. Blotto’s staying power over 20 years of playing is rooted in the band’s focus on the timelessness of their music.
Mr. Blotto begins their live shows by walking on stage together, thanking God for the gift of music and asking that they have a good show. Paul asks particularly “that He keep an eye on my voice. I’m 45 and I can sing Led Zeppelin. I’m really cognizant every gig that I have a voice I can wail with and it’s really the most fun thing in the universe to do.” Talent is not something the band takes for granted and their commitment to practice and hard work is evident. “You work hard to discover talent, but you really can never take credit for it. It’s like a gold bar in your backyard. You had to dig for it. But if the gold bar wasn’t sitting in the backyard, your digging would be in vain.” Lessons from La Lumiere have stayed with the brothers. “A lot of people look back on high school and it’s blurry. I remember specific things, like Mr. Breslin and the ‘economy of writing.’ After writing an entire page – you may get only get one good phrase. That also applies to songwriting. When you write a whole song, you may get only get one good lyric.” Songwriting is a collaborative effort for the band of four. The Bolgers have also taken to heart a concept learned from Doc Balawender in Economics class-- the principle of vertical integration. Their band does everything in-house, from printing tshirts to recording, and is therefore totally self-sufficient, another hallmark of their ongoing success. Mr. Blotto begins its third decade looking to record their sixth album and establish a routine which allows for the brothers to be successful and also have time for their young children, Paul has a son in first grade and Mike has a 10 year old daughter. “We’re not slowing down at all,” Paul says. “Of course, you have to change with technology, but you don’t have to change your musical style. We’re continuing on the same path we’ve always been on– a little smarter, a little better, allowing the creativity to continue as long as time and fate allow.” La Lumiere Magazine 2010 | 10
On Campus - Faculty Profile Why did you choose Education as a career? Frankly, I didn’t choose education – it chose me! In college, I double majored in fine arts and psychology, intending to become an art therapist. However, about a year after the birth of my second son, I began to reach out into the local art community and joined several local fine art organizations. It wasn’t long before I was speaking my mind and getting elected to positions of responsibility. Along with that came requests to offer weekend or single workshops in regional colleges and high schools. I discovered that I loved sharing information and techniques to anyone who would listen – in other words, teaching. When I think about it, I can see that sharing and helping others to
understand how to do a project or complete a challenge has always been something I just did naturally. Maybe it came from being the oldest of six and spending lots of time playing and amusing my younger siblings.
From your perspective, what are the benefits of La Lumiere as a boarding school? I get excited about the opportunities La Lumiere offers each student who comes here, most especially the opportunity to
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receive a quality, highly personalized education. As faculty and as academic advisors, we work to the best of our abilities to help students achieve their full academic and personal potential. We are able to engage our boarding students not just in the classroom but on weekends, in sports competitions, and at special events; this results in a more complete understanding of the whole person. I also get excited about the way La Lumiere exposes students to individuals from many regions and nations with multiple cultures and faiths. The successful blending that happens here gives students the opportunity to encounter our global similarities – and to develop lifelong friendships which can withstand time and distance.
Can you share some defining or “Wow” moments? After all these years there have been so many “wow” moments, I can hardly list them all. One thing is consistent, however, each semester when I begin a new Art Foundations class, I always tell my students to expect good things, especially if they listen carefully to my instructions, follow the techniques I demonstrate for them, and practice outside of class a bit each day. As a result they will experience changes in their abilities to draw and observe the world around them. Every semester I have a certain number of doubters who initially insist that they “can’t draw,”
On campus - Faculty Profile but who by the end of the course have come to expect change and know success. The “wow” comes when I hand them back their file folders with their entire work for the semester and then listen to the excited responses. That’s a lot of satisfying “wow,” believe me!
Educational Philosophy Art education is important for so many reasons, not the least of which is that every child deserves the opportunity to be fully and creatively educated not only in science, math, history, and English, but in the arts, too. A fully balanced education, one that works both sides of the brain, is non-negotiable. The arts help in the promotion of analytical, cognitive and physical skills. For example, learning to draw using contour and blind contour techniques reinforces a student’s ability to see things as they actually and physically exist in the world. These practices also help develop better hand/eye coordination and sharpen observational skills. Exercising the imagination helps students to make new connections and to seek new solutions – to think “outside the box.” It takes focus and persistence – a necessary skill for any academic success – to succeed in the arts. Students who participate in the arts (visual or performance) build a work ethic and have a lifelong outlet for unique self-expression. During art instruction, I like to stress the internal qualities that make for a dedicated and successful problem solver, something I like to call “The Four I’s:” Introspection, Intuition, Individuality and Innovation.” Artists and other creative thinkers begin each new project with introspection, looking inward to develop their initial ideas/themes. Next, they rely on their intuitive sense to help guide them in developing their own unique individual approach to designing whatever they are making. Lastly, in order to stand out from the crowd, they must be innovative to the extent that the results will excite and engage not only themselves, but others who view their work. This four-fold ability to devise new ways of interpreting information, to look inward into one’s own thoughts and feelings, and to transform what might have at first appeared impossible to resolve into something concrete and achievable can be breathtakingly creative.
Soo Bin (Shaylee) Oh ’10, Time Traveler
From where do you get inspiration for your own work as an artist? My inspiration comes from multiple sources: nature/the natural world; my own internal sense of the spiritual; active discussions with other artist friends; visits to art museums and galleries; my own imagination. Virtually everything surrounding me at any one time can trigger an idea or thought that may ferment for days, weeks and even years before I act on it. At this point in my career I like to take my time and let things evolve slowly.
View from the Lake Road, Student Collaboration 2005
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On Campus - Faculty Profile What do California, Haiti, Chicago, and La Lumiere School share in common? They have all been formative touchstones for Donna Blue Lachman, the Drama Director at La Lumiere for the past seven years. Donna’s lifelong quest to understand and master the art of theatre began in the cultural swirl that was San Francisco in the 1970s, where she studied mime and performed as a clown in street theatre. She’s carried the clown name “Blue” with her ever since, along with the creative sense of play which remains a central element in her approach to acting and directing.
Donna’s faithful devotion to both the pragmatic craft and the passionate heart of theatre visibly informs her work with students at La Lumiere School. Two seasons a year, Lachman weaves together a fully-realized theatrical experience for our students – leaving them changed and more confident in their craft. High school students inspire her – she calls their age “the gateway to what’s happening in young adults’ life” – and she thinks theatre has something special to offer students who take part in a La Lumiere production. “It’s all about the development
Another central element for Lachman is the historical, anthropological roots of theatre – the ways in which theatre functions to help human beings survive, heal, and even transcend. The tiny country of Haiti, with its brutal history of suffering and its distinctive culture, has over decades become a crucible for Lachman as an artist and teacher. “I started researching the theatricality of Haiti’s vodou religion when I was 27,” Donna says. “I’ve always been interested in theater not just being about show business, but rather,” she says, “about traveling as deep as we can go.” Her four visits to Haiti since 1978 have inspired Lachman to learn Creole, to study with Haitian teachers, and to write and produce a play, After Mountains, More Mountains: The Haiti Stories. Lachman credits this “deep travel” as a driving force behind her professional success in the theatre world of Chicago, where she made her home for many years before moving to Southwest Michigan. “Instead of waiting for some play to come along, or some director to come along, or some theater to come along,” she says, “I realized I could start my own.” That theatre won a grant in 1988 to travel to Haiti en masse for a performance requested by the American Ambassador to Haiti. And this past year, in the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Lachman was invited to return to Haiti on a photojournalistic trip with DePaul University’s Zafen program, an initiative to offer economic relief to Haitians through microloaning.
of a person,” she says. “You could draw a painting by yourself. You could play an instrument by yourself. But theatre is the most socializing – you have to deal with everybody from the other actors to the technicians to, of course, the director!” Over the past seven years, La Lu productions have included classics like Moliere, standards like Arsenic and Old Lace and this year’s The Madwoman of Chaillot, as well as more avant garde pieces written by Lachman and other contemporary playwrights. Whatever the play, Donna approaches the audition and rehearsal process with real openness. “Whoever comes to drama is in drama,” she likes to say. Everyone gets a script, then a series of communal readings ensues, followed by discussion. The assigning of parts isn’t a high-pressure process in La Lumiere productions. She says, “It just becomes obvious. Even if someone really wants that lead part, you know, I’ve never had a problem. It’s because the group decides.” To meet Donna Blue Lachman is to come in contact with a force of nature. Her spirit envelops you and pulls you into the excitement she most palpably feels for her craft. “I hope students leave me being more centered about what they want to do when they go to college,” she reflects. “It doesn’t have to be theater; you just want to know they’re a little more whole.”
On Campus Anulé Ndukwu Anulé (Joy) Ndukwu has been studying music since she was 4 years old, and is an accomplished violist and pianist. Through her middle school’s comprehensive music program, Joy mastered the challenging alto cleft. Joy played with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra as Principal viola in the Debut Orchestra at age fourteen. Now, as a junior, Joy is participating in the Indiana State School Music Association competition. Joy earned two gold medals for solo piano and viola last year and has earned 13 ISSMA medals over the course of her career. “Music plays a large role in my life. I love playing in an orchestra; when you’re a soloist you know your strengths and weaknesses. In an orchestra, you get to know your fellow musicians personally, as well as connect musically.” Joy has participated in a choral group on campus and she continues to study piano privately, performing with high marks in National Piano Playing auditions conducted by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, division of American College of Musicians. As she enters her final year at La Lumiere, Joy looks to continue lessons in college, to become part of another musical group and to enjoy shared connections and love of music.
Theresa Siedlecki Senior Theresa Siedlecki of La Porte, Indiana has worked with Linda Weigel, in class and in independent study throughout her four years at La Lumiere, developing a portfolio in numerous art media. Theresa is presenting her portfolio to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art and Minneapolis College of Art and Design as part of the college admissions process with an intended major of painting and
La Lumiere’s Strategic Plan La Lumiere School, with the full support of the Board of Trustees, has initiated a Strategic Planning process. The School’s momentum, our size, our recent successes, and the support of many parents and alumni have positioned us for even better things ahead. As we embark on the preparation of a new Strategic Plan, we celebrate our mission and guiding principles and affirm the heritage and traditions of La Lumiere School, which serve as the foundation for our future endeavors. We understand that the next phase of our history will require both tradition and innovation as we prepare students to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, grounded in character, scholarship, and faith. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, which is comprised of trustees, alumni, current parents, and alumni parents, is being led by Rick Newcombe ’69; Johanna Miller, retired English Department Chair; and Kim Yekel, current parent.
Conduct Environmental Survey A current situation analysis will provide an overview of La Lumiere’s roles and responsibilities to its constituents, and to the community at large, as well as perceptions of the school as expressed by a range of stakeholders.
Analyze Data After the data collection, the most significant issues facing La Lumiere will be identified.
Conduct the Final Planning Session The Committee will prioritize issues and develop consensus on goals and strategic initiatives for the next three to five years.
Consult our Community Stakeholders will be invited to review the goals before they are ratified.
illustration. Theresa entered La Lumiere following in
the footsteps of her brothers, Charlie’07 and Tom’08.
A final planning document will be disseminated to the Board of Trustees for approval as a “chart” for the school’s future.
“My art Independent Study has been challenging, but I don’t really see it as work. It has given me a great
Design Implementation Plan
deal of versatility in different media. The challenge is
Once the Strategic Plan has been approved, a plan of implementation is designed.
always to come up with a way to create something creative, effective, and beautiful, all at the same time.” At the Secondary School Showcase 2010 at Valparaiso University ’s Brauer Museum of Art, Theresa received the Brauer Museum of Art Award for her mixed media relief sculpture titled Reconstructing Birth. Theresa’s self-portrait was entered into a national art competition co-sponsored by Savannah College of Art and Design and Utrecht Art Supplies.
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Soo Bin (Shaylee) Oh Alumni Memorial Award
When Soo Bin Oh arrived on campus as a freshman from Korea, La Lumiere’s natural beauty and campus traditions made a very big impression on her. Little did she know what impact she would have on our School in the subsequent years. Soo Bin was named the recipient of the 2010 Alumni Memorial award, which is given each year to the graduating senior who best embodies the La Lumiere ideal in character, scholarship and faith. Soo Bin credits Mrs. Linda Weigel and other faculty members for encouraging her in her artwork and guiding her throughout her four years at La Lumiere. “La Lumiere made me more independent and I know how to manage my time and deal with people in so many ways. I know what I have to do to be successful.” Throughout each of her four years at La Lumiere, Soo Bin earned awards at regional and national art competitions, which was very good training for her college career at the prestigious School at the Art Institute of Chicago where she will pursue design and photography. Senior 2010 Awards Senior Award for Stellar Academic Performance ................................................................................ Patrick Michael Grimmer James R. moore Scholar Athlete Award......................................................... Christopher Dean Good and Anna Ntiriwah Asare Alan R. Hannan unsung Hero Award...................................................................... Jessica Catherine Kilcoyne and Soo Bin Oh Trustees Award for Leadership Based on character ........................................... Clara Stefania Kaminski and Justin Ronald Knoll Headmaster’s Award for growth and Distinction ........................................................ Hwa Jong Lee and Taylor Wayne Dunifon The One of us Award.......................................................................................................................... Clara Stefania Kaminski The Alumni memorial Award–The Person Who Best Portrays the La Lumiere ideal ............................................. Soo Bin Oh
Student Council President Excerpt from 2010 Commencement Address Through our years at La Lumiere we have learned many things. We have had the best preparation for forging a path to success. Yet if we have learned nothing else, I hope we all remember to appreciate the small things that happen to us each day, to always give thanks for the people that come into our lives, and to take nothing for granted – good or bad – because we will never know what circumstances can change our world. Life is about choices. I would like to say we will all make the right choices all the time, but I know that is not true. Although we may have set-backs, however, remember that we all have the ability to keep moving forward. Our families and teachers and this school have given us the knowledge it takes to succeed from this point on, but it is up to us to realize that success. Let us all move forward and be the positive light on the horizon. A fellow named Sam Friend once said, “There is in each of us so much goodness that if we could see it glow, it would light the world.” La Lumiere has been our light. So I say ‘Shine On.’ It is a bright new day. 17 | La Lumiere Magazine 2010
Excerpt from the Commencement Address by Michael J Paul ’69 May – 2010. I’d like to speak to you briefly this morning about three things: people, professions, and perseverance. Though I practice in a profession that talks about projects, projects, projects, I tell you that “people” are what will count in your careers and your lives. I know you already believe this to some extent, probably to the same extent that you think “people” means your friends. Yes, your friends are and will be important. But you will find that “people” also includes your family – meaning your parents, siblings, and those you have as relatives now – plus, gloriously, those who will become your family when you start your own. “People” also will include your business and professional colleagues, both your co-workers and your competition. As you deal with “people,” be fair and at least be courteous, if not kind. You will find that treating people well comes back to you many times over. Most importantly, be completely trustworthy – and be trusting, with some measure of prudence. Trust is the foundation for good relationships with all of the many and varied “people” who will fill and who will help fulfill your life. Professions. As you explore career possibilities in college and beyond, I would urge you to take up a profession, which, by definition, requires extensive education and specialized knowledge. As you already know, there is a wide variety of professions: Teacher, engineer, doctor, lawyer, scientist – but also musician, actor, journalist, artist, writer – to name just a few. Becoming a professional will give your career a very solid and promising foundation, and, if you are diligent and maybe a little lucky, it will present you with many and varied opportunities, limited only by your interests and ambitions. If you choose a profession, choose one that involves doing something you like. Better yet, choose a profession that involves doing something you love. Perseverance. Perseverance has two modes: “Staying with it,” obviously. But, also, I would assert that perseverance is about being “slow and steady,” or, to put it another way, doing a little every day. Too often, it seems, we celebrate “flashes of brilliance” and “bold new ideas.” I would assert that far more of our individual and collective progress, pleasure, and promise come from working at something diligently over some period of time. There is, of course, the famous quip from Thomas Edison, which holds that genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. But there are many, many examples of the importance of perseverance. Athletes and musicians who perform exquisitely, surgeons who routinely complete miraculous operations, attorneys who give compelling closing arguments – all these professionals can do this only after many, many hours of practice. Their brilliance that amazes us is the result of their uncommon preparation – in short, their perseverance.
Michael J. Paul ’69 After studying Psychology as an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Michael received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Architecture from MIT; he is a registered architect as well as a professional engineer. As a lead structural engineer and Senior Vice President at Duffield Associates, he is in charge of engineering, documentation, and management of design, investigation, and forensic projects. He has served as a guest lecturer, instructor, and coordinator of the University of Delaware’s capstone course in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Michael was honored as Engineer of the Year in 2008 by the Delaware Section of the ASCE.
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Sources of Revenue
July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Tuition and Fees
Annual Fund and Other Donations
I am proud and grateful to present the La Lumiere School Annual Report. As I conclude my tenure as Board Chairman, I am happy to report that our school is very strong. As a result of your generous support, total contributions to the School (not including capital campaign contributions) were up by 31% this past year, and most importantly, we exceeded our Annual Fund goal. Notably, the number of alumni donors increased by almost 5%, and the total number of donors increased by 23%.
Results from operations continue to be solid. Once again, the School reached record enrollment of 209, and we are keeping pace with investments in our campus infrastructure. The improvements made possible by the Courageous Vision* capital campaign are evident across campus and are transforming the students’ experience. In an era of economic uncertainty and negative growth for many schools, La Lumiere School has not only persevered, but grown.
In the years ahead we will find great strength in our compelling mission, a clear strategy, and a committed and talented board who, along with our wonderful faculty and staff, are committed to the school’s ongoing success. We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and friends who make La Lumiere a philanthropic priority, and we are indebted to them. Thank you for your continuing commitment to preserve this special place. Sincerely,
TOTAL $3,589,331 Uses of Revenue Instructional Services
General and Administrative Capital Campaign Other Expenses
$1,267,025 $62,662 $204,705
Sources of Revenue Capital Campaign
Annual Fund and Other Donations Auxiliary Services Tuition and Fees
Uses of Revenue Other Expenses Admissions
Joseph P. Gaffigan ’83 Chairman of the Board of Trustees *The following donor listings do not include gifts made to the multiyear Courageous Vision capital campaign. A full pictorial report of campaign progress and donors will be forthcoming in early 2011.
Instructional Services Student Activities Plant Operating
This report includes donors whose gifts were received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Every effort has been made to ensure that the printed information is accurate. If there are any omissions, please contact our Development Office at 219.326.7450.
Annual AnnualGiving Fund 2009-2010 2008-2009 Giving By Level Founders Society $25,000 and above Anonymous Mrs. William P. Linnen Unity Foundation of La Porte County God’s Hand Society $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Linnen ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna, Sr. Mr. David N. Rentschler ’77 Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation Unity Foundation of La Porte County Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Valleau ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Allen Vanderboegh The Walsh Foundation Trustees Society $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Gaffigan ’83 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hillenbrand II Dr. and Mrs. Peter C. Kesling Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden ’77 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh, Jr. ’95
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mack Mr. John T. McCarthy Dr. and Mrs. David W. Miller Mr. Hyung Taek Park and Mrs. Jin Hee Ahn Dr. and Mrs. Minesh B. Patel Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation Mr. Michael J. Riley ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Roszkiewicz Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rumely ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Bryan P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Victor P. Smith ’86 Rev. Wayne Watts Wells Fargo Foundation Education Matching Gift Program Mr. Martin Whalen and Ms. Kathleen Kennedy ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Whiting, Jr. ’87
Lakers Club $250 - $999 Anonymous (3) Dr. and Mrs. Herand Abcarian Mr. and Mrs. Ken R. Andert Mr. James M. Bachner Leadership Society $2,000 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Balawender Mr. Paris Barclay ’74 and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Barry ’82 Mr. Christopher Mason Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Behnke Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Buck ’86 Mr. Edmund F. Brown ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Crane Dr. Charles and Mrs. Connie ’83 Falcone Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. Crowe ’85 The Honorable and Mrs. John P. Hiler ’71 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Edwards ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Hillenbrand ’84 Dr. Donald Fehrs and Mr. and Mrs. Terry H. Jones Dr. Maureen Fehrs Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kaminski Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Fraze Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Leyden ’78 Mr. and Mrs. George J. Frye ’69 Dr. and Mrs. Ikeadi M. Ndukwu Mrs. Lois C. Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Newcombe ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Grote ’85 Dr. Joseph Rosenblum and Mr. and Mrs. Roderick G. Gumz ’88 Dr. Elizabeth Springer Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Hackl ’81 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schirger ’84 Mrs. Gretchen R. Hannan Mr. and Mrs. Randolph M. Smith ’77 Dr. and Mrs. Gene R. Hay Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Tristano Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Hicks Mr. C. Joseph Yast ’70 and Mr. Joseph W. Hostetler ’72 Ms. Helen Krowicky Mr. Michael L. Igoe, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Jaffee Mr. Leonard P. Jennings ’86 Headmaster’s Club $1,000 - $1,999 Kabelin Family Fund Anonymous (2) La Lumiere School Student Council Dr. and Mrs. Jamil Ahmed Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Kaminski Dr. Joy C. Allen Ryugo ’92 and Hana Kato ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Don Berchem Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kitlas Reverend Dr. and Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mrs. Raymond E. Daly III Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Fox III Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kochanny Mr. Shaw R. Friedman and Mr. and Mrs. William P. Lingle The Honorable Greta Friedman Ms. Kathleen A. Mack ’81 Mr. Timothy J. Grote ’83 Deacon and Mrs. Richard S. Magenis Mr. and Mrs. Jerome R. Gumz Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Mr. Seong-Ju Heo and McKenna, Jr. ’75 Mrs. Yu-Jung Shin Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hines III McNabola ’85 Mr. Blair M. Hoenk ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Todd Holloway Mrs. Barbara J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Hurley ’77 Mr. James M. Morrison, Jr. ’82 Mr. Thomas Kellenberg ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Jay A. Nawrocki ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Kennedy ’86 Mr. and Mrs. David R. Neil Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Kilcoyne Mrs. Gayle F. Nicosia Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Nolan ’72 Dr. Kee Byoung Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Paul ’69 Dr. JeongMi Park Mr.20 Ki Ho Mrs. DjieMagazine Min Suh 2009Dr. Stephen R. Paul ’74 and | Lee La and Lumiere Ms. Janice B. Rodenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Preheim Mr. Theodore T. Reese ’87 Mr. Thomas M. Rosshirt ’77 and Ms. Molly McUsic Mr. Clem Schaub ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schornack Dr. and Mrs. Keith E. Schwingendorf Mr. Brian and Mrs. Katherine ’79 Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Shuck Charles, Maureen, Chuck ’08, Tom ’09 and Theresa ’11 Siedlecki Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Sparrow ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. Sparrow ’78 Ms. Ann Stasukaitis The Chubb Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Vanderboegh ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Bradley H. Wire Mr. Taylor O. Wright ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Herb F. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yemc Contributors Club up to $249 Mr. Mark E. Abderholden ’79 † John and Casey Allen ’86 Mr. and Mrs. David Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Babcock Mr. Mark S. Balawender ’99 and Dr. Jenifer L. Balawender, D.O. ’00 Michael and Lou Ann Bankowski, parents of Tom ’98 and Katie ’05 Dr. Heather A. Bankowski ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Garry M. Blumenfeld Mrs. Margaret S. Bolton Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Boy Mr. Edward J. Breslin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Brissette ’77 Mrs. Mary H. Brockway Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Brown Dr. and Mrs. Peter Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Coleman Mr. David Collins ’77 Mrs. Helen U. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Marc C. Connelly ’83 Ms. Jennifer Connelly-Steel ’81 Mr. Christiaan J. Corthier ’91 Miss Cui Cui ’10 Mrs. Maureen Culp Mr. and Mrs. Drew L. Danik Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jan D. Dekker Mr. George Demos ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Demski ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. DeNardo Mr. and Mrs. William J. Devers III ’86 Mr. and Mrs. John Dewan Ms. L. Elise Dieterich Mrs. Kelly A. Bridgman-Dietrich ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Duggan ’77 Mr. and Mrs. John F. Dumelle Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dumelle Rodulfo Eguizabal and Brenda A. Eguizabal Mr. Robert W. Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Gust W. Erickson ’83 Miss Jaime Frankle ’04 Miss Stephanie H. Frankle ’06 Mrs. Irene Ganster Mr. Robert T. George ’96 Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gillard Ms. Chris E. Good Mr. and Mrs. Brian Grieger Mr. and Mrs. William T. Grimmer
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Gumz ’89 Dr. and Mrs. John M. Hague Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hartnett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Heffron Sarah McAdams Hershberger ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Hiler ’89 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Howe Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Hruskoci Mrs. Anna T. Hutsko Mr. Akira Ichijo ’93 Black P Jack Jarper, Jr. ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Doug Johnson Mr. Andrew E. Jones ’98 and Mrs. Alexis A. Pontius-Jones ’99 Janice, Jeffrey, Josh ’08 and Justin ’11 Katz Mr. and Mrs. Terrence D. Keay Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kemper Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Kinney ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kniola Mr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Knoll Mr. and Mrs. Anton P. Kobe La Lumiere Parents Association Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lake II Ms. Laura L. LaLone Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Larkin ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lawson ’75 Mr. Guy W. Lenardo ’76 Mr. Tang Li ’00 Dr. and Mrs. Charles G. Lischer Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Luther Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Marfise Ms. Anne G. McAdams Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. McArdle ’70 Mr. Timothy G. McGrath, Jr. ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McNamara Mr. Thomas McQuillan ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Miller Dr. Marjorie Miller Kihn Ms. Shannon M. Greybar Milliken ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Miltenberger Mr. Vernon J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Leigh E. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Morrison ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Murray Dr. Mariam Nasidi, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Nawrocki, Jr. Dr. Marina Seme-Nelson ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Newcombe ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Newell ’83 Mr. H. Jerome Noel, Jr. ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Nolan ’69 Ms. Mary C. O’Malley Mr. James M. O’Brien ’70 Mr. William A. O’Connor II ’68 and Ms. Jane McCahill Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Keefe ’83 Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Osterman ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Pagels Ms. Alexandra Pagels ’03 Mrs. Stephanie A. Paulson ’79 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Pedulla Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Prinz, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Quirk ’69 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Regan ’69 Ms. Emily L. Rellinger Mr. David R. Rosenbacher Mr. Jack Rosshirt † deceased Mrs. Maura Rossi
Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. Ruby Ms. Marcia Rybicki Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Schrauben Mr. and Mrs. James E. Shaw II ’83 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Shoop Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Siedlecki Mr. Donald D. Snedden Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Sperling ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Spingler Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Stephan ’69 Ms. Susan C. Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Stueck Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Sullivan ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sweeney Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tang Mr. Gregory J. Thoman ’71 Mr. and Mrs. David E. Tincher Mr. and Mrs. Jason D. Tincher ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Argelio Trevino, Jr. Mrs. Barbara A. Troy Mr. and Mrs. David Tucker Mr. and Mrs. G. Scott Turpin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tym Mr. and Mrs. John R. Uryga Mr. and Mrs. Mark VanderMolen Mrs. Maureen Vear ’83 Mr. Edo Velovic ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Webster Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Webster ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Williams Ms. Dionne S. Wisniewski Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wymer Dr. and Mrs. James L. Wyse Mr. and Mrs. John M. Yarger Mr. and Mrs. John R. Yast ’75 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Zegers, Jr. ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Zimmermann
Former Board of Trustees Dr. and Mrs. Herand Abcarian Mr. Paris Barclay ’74 and Mr. Christopher Mason Mr. and Mrs. Garry M. Blumenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Jerome R. Gumz Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hartnett, Jr. The Honorable and Mrs. John P. Hiler ’71 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hillenbrand II Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hines III Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mack Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Marfise Ms. Anne G. McAdams Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna, Jr. ’75 Dr. and Mrs. David W. Miller Mrs. Barbara J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Nawrocki, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Quirk ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schornack Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Valleau ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Webster
Annual Fund 2008-2009
Giving By Constituency Board of Trustees Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Dr. Charles and Mrs. Connie ’83 Falcone Mr. Shaw R. Friedman and The Honorable Greta Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Gaffigan ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Hillenbrand ’84 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kaminski Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Kennedy ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Newcombe ’73 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rumely ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schirger ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph M. Smith ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Tristano Rev. Wayne Watts Mr. C. Joseph Yast ’70 and Ms. Helen Krowicky Emeritus Trustees Anonymous Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Daly III Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Hurley ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Terry H. Jones Mrs. William P. Linnen Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna, Sr. Mr. H. Jerome Noel, Jr. ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Paul ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Preheim Mr. David N. Rentschler ’77 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Sullivan
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Class Agents Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret ’81 Caplice Mr. Christiaan J. Corthier ’91 Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Larkin ’86 Mr. Guy W. Lenardo ’76 Ms. Shannon M. Greybar Milliken ’97 Dr. Marina Seme-Nelson ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Nolan ’72 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rumely ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Vanderboegh ’88 Mrs. Maureen Vear ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Whiting, Jr. ’87 Faculty and Staff Mr. and Mrs. Ken R. Andert Mr. and Mrs. Chris Balawender Dr. and Mrs. Peter Campbell Rodulfo Eguizabal and Brenda A. Eguizabal Miss Jaime Frankle ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Heffron Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Kennedy ’86 Mr. Patrick B. Kennedy Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kochanny Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie A. Lawson ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Luther Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Murray Dr. Mariam Nasidi, PhD Ms. Mary C. O’Malley Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Pagels Mr. and Mrs. Bryan P. Smith Mr. Donald D. Snedden Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Spingler Mr. and Mrs. John R. Uryga Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yemc Former Faculty and Staff John and Casey Allen ’86 Mr. Mark S. Balawender ’99 and Dr. Jenifer L. Balawender, D.O. ’00 Mr. Edward J. Breslin Mrs. Mary H. Brockway Mr. and Mrs. Drew L. Danik Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. DeNardo Mr. Greg Dudeck Mr. and Mrs. William P. Lingle Deacon and Mrs. Richard S. Magenis Dr. and Mrs. David W. Miller
Mrs. Barbara J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Quirk ’69 Ms. Susan C. Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Webster Ms. Dionne S. Wisniewski Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Zimmermann
Dr. and Mrs. Keith E. Schwingendorf Charles, Maureen, Chuck ’08, Tom ’09 and Theresa ’11 Siedlecki Mr. Jordon M. Sklut and Mrs. Melissa F. Radigan-Sklut Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Stueck Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tang Mr. and Mrs. Argelio Trevino, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Mark VanderMolen Ms. Dionne S. Wisniewski Mr. and Mrs. John M. Yarger Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. William H. Zegers, Jr. ’75
Current Parents Anonymous (3) Dr. and Mrs. Jamil Ahmed Mr. and Mrs. David Armstrong Mr. James M. Bachner Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Behnke Mr. and Mrs. Don Berchem Alumni Parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Brown Anonymous (5) Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret ’81 Caplice Dr. and Mrs. Herand Abcarian Ms. Jennifer Connelly-Steel ’81 Dr. and Mrs. Jamil Ahmed Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Dr. Joy C. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Chris Balawender Mr. and Mrs. John Dewan Michael and Lou Ann Bankowski, Ms. L. Elise Dieterich parents of Tom ’98 and Katie ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Duggan ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Garry M. Blumenfeld Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dumelle Mrs. Margaret S. Bolton Dr. Donald Fehrs and Dr. Maureen Fehrs Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Boy Mr. and Mrs. John J. Fox III Mrs. Mary H. Brockway Mr. Shaw R. Friedman and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Coleman The Honorable Greta Friedman Mrs. Helen U. Collins Ms. Chris E. Good Ms. Jennifer Connelly-Steel ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Grieger Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Crane Mr. and Mrs. William T. Grimmer Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Daly III Mr. Timothy J. Grote ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. DeNardo Mr. Seong-Ju Heo and Mrs. Yu-Jung Shin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dumelle Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Hiler ’89 Mr. Robert W. Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Howe Mr. Shaw R. Friedman and Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kaminski The Honorable Greta Friedman Janice, Jeffrey, Josh ’08 and Justin ’11 Katz Mrs. Lois C. Gallagher Mr. Thomas Kellenberg ’75 Mrs. Irene Ganster Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kemper Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gillard Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Kilcoyne Mr. and Mrs. Brian Grieger Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kitlas Mr. and Mrs. William T. Grimmer Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome R. Gumz Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Dr. and Mrs. John M. Hague Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mrs. Gretchen R. Hannan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kniola Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hartnett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Knoll Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Anton P. Kobe Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lake II Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hillenbrand II Ms. Laura L. LaLone Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hines III Dr. Kee Byoung Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Todd Holloway Dr. JeongMi Park Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Hruskoci Mr. Ki Ho Lee and Mrs. Djie Min Suh Mr. Michael L. Igoe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck Mr. and Mrs. Terry H. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Luther Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kaminski Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Mahoney Janice, Jeffrey, Josh ’08 and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Meyer Justin ’11 Katz Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Terrence D. Keay Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Miltenberger Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Kilcoyne Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lake II Dr. and Mrs. Ikeadi M. Ndukwu Mrs. William P. Linnen Mr. and Mrs. David R. Neil Dr. and Mrs. Charles G. Lischer Mr. William A. O’Connor II ’68 and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Luther Ms. Jane McCahill Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mack Mr. and Mrs. Tim A. Ohlund Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Marfise Mr. Hyung Taek Park and Ms. Anne G. McAdams Mrs. Jin Hee Ahn Mr. John T. McCarthy Dr. and Mrs. Minesh B. Patel Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna, Sr. Ms. Emily L. Rellinger Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McNamara Mr. David R. Rosenbacher Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Miller Dr. Joseph Rosenblum and Dr. Marjorie Miller Kihn Dr. Elizabeth Springer Mrs. Barbara J. Moore Ms. Marcia Rybicki La Lumiere 2009 | 21 Mr. VernonMagazine J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Schrauben
Dr. Mariam Nasidi, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Nawrocki, Jr. Mrs. Gayle F. Nicosia Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Pagels Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Preheim Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Prinz, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Quirk ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Rose Mr. Jack Rosshirt Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Roszkiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. Ruby Ms. Marcia Rybicki Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schornack Mr. and Mrs. John C. Shoop Charles, Maureen, Chuck ’08, Tom ’09 and Theresa ’11 Siedlecki Mr. and Mrs. Bryan P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. Sparrow ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. David E. Tincher Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Tristano Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tym Mr. and Mrs. John R. Uryga Mr. and Mrs. Allen Vanderboegh Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Webster Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Bradley H. Wire Dr. and Mrs. James L. Wyse Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Zimmermann Grandparents Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Babcock Mr. and Mrs. Jan D. Dekker Mr. and Mrs. John F. Dumelle Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Fraze Dr. and Mrs. Gene R. Hay Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hogan Mrs. Anna T. Hutsko Kabelin Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Kaminski Dr. and Mrs. Peter C. Kesling Mrs. William P. Linnen Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Pedulla Mrs. Maura Rossi Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Siedlecki Ms. Ann Stasukaitis Mrs. Barbara A. Troy Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wymer Mr. and Mrs. Herb F. Yekel In Memory of Marie Conforti Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Johnson Mr. and Mrs. G. Scott Turpin In Memory of Larry Frankle Anonymous Miss Jaime Frankle ’04 Ms. Mary C. O’Malley In Memory of Alana Rosshirt Mr. Jack Rosshirt In Memory of Richard G. Schaub Mr. Clem Schaub ’69 In Honor of Mr. Larry Sullivan Ryugo ’92 and Hana ’93 Kato In Honor of Mrs. Johanna Miller Ms. Shannon M. Greybar Milliken ’97
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation Unity Foundation of La Porte County The Walsh Foundation Businesses The Chubb Corporation Marquette Financial Companies Miller’s Mechanical, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Tim A. Ohlund Heston, Inc. Sauers Buick Pontiac Cadillac Wells Fargo Foundation Education Matching Gift Program In-Kind Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bartels, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Behnke Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret ’81 Caplice Mr. Gregory J. Dudeck Edwards Brothers, Inc. Mr. Timothy J. Grote ’83 Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Mr. Patrick B. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kitlas La Lumiere School Parents Association Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Linnen ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Mack ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCullagh Miller’s Mechanical, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Miltenberger Mr. and Mrs. Tim A. Ohlund Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Quirk ’69 Sauers Buick Pontiac Cadillac Mr. Jordon M. Sklut and Mrs. Melissa F. Radigan-Sklut Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Stephan ’69 Mr. Andy Vanderboegh ’88 - Alto Gas Mr. Ray Wolff Giving By Class Year 1968 Mr. and Mrs. Jay A. Nawrocki Mr. William A. O’Connor II and Ms. Jane McCahill 1969 Mr. and Mrs. George J. Frye Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Newcombe Mr. H. Jerome Noel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Paul Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Quirk Mr. and Mrs. William G. Regan Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rumely Mr. Clem Schaub Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Stephan 1970 Mr. Edmund F. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. McArdle Mr. James M. O’Brien Mr. C. Joseph Yast and Ms. Helen Krowicky 1971 The Honorable and Mrs. John P. Hiler Mr. Gregory J. Thoman
Foundations Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation 22 | La Lumiere Magazine 20091972 Mr. Joseph W. Hostetler
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Nolan 1973 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Newcombe 1974 Mr. Paris Barclay and Mr. Christopher Mason Dr. Stephen R. Paul and Ms. Janice B. Rodenberg 1975 Mr. Thomas M. Kellenberg Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Yast Mr. and Mrs. William H. Zegers, Jr. 1976 Black P Jack Jarper Jr. Mr. Guy W. Lenardo Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Sparrow 1977 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Brissette Mr. David Collins Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Duggan Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Hurley Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden Mr. David N. Rentschler Mr. Thomas M. Rosshirt and Ms. Molly McUsic Mr. and Mrs. Randolph M. Smith 1978 Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Kinney Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Leyden Mr. Michael J. Riley Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. Sparrow 1979 Mr. Mark E. Abderholden † Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Demski Mr. and Mrs. John J. Edwards Mrs. Stephanie A. Paulson Mr. Brian and Mrs. Katherine Shannon 1980 Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Valleau Mr. Taylor O. Wright IV 1981 Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret Caplice ’81 Ms. Jennifer Connelly-Steel Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Hackl Ms. Kathleen A. Mack Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Osterman
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Sullivan Mrs. Maureen Vear Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Webster Mr. Martin J. Whalen and Ms. Kathleen A. Kennedy 1984 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Hillenbrand Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Linnen Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schirger 1985 Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. Crowe Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Grote Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. McNabola 1986 Mr. and Mrs. John B. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Buck Mr. and Mrs. William J. Devers III Mr. Leonard P. Jennings Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Larkin Mr. and Mrs. Victor P. Smith 1987 Mr. Theodore T. Reese Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Sperling Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Whiting, Jr. 1988 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Roderick G. Gumz Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Vanderboegh 1989 Mrs. Kelly A. Bridgman-Dietrich Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Gumz Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Hiler Dr. Marina Seme-Nelson 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Mack 1991 Mr. Christiaan J. Corthier 1992 Ryugo ’92 and Hana ’93 Kato 1993 Mr. Akira Ichijo Ryugo ’92 and Hana ’93 Kato 1995 Dr. Heather A. Bankowski Mr. George Demos Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh, Jr. 1996 Mr. Robert T. George Mr. Edo Velovic
1982 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Barry Mr. James M. Morrison, Jr.
1997 Ms. Shannon M. Greybar Milliken Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Morrison
1983 Mr. and Mrs. Marc C. Connelly Mr. and Mrs. Gust W. Erickson Dr. and Mrs. Charles Falcone Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Gaffigan Mr. Timothy J. Grote Sarah McAdams Hershberger Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Mr. Timothy G. McGrath, Jr. Mr. Thomas B. McQuillan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Newell Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. James E. Shaw II
1998 Mr. Andrew E. Jones ’98 and Mrs. Alexis A. Pontius-Jones ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Jason D. Tincher 1999 Mr. Mark S. Balawender ’99 and Dr. Jenifer L. Balawender, D.O. ’00 Mr. Andrew E. Jones ’98 and Mrs. Alexis A. Pontius-Jones ’99 2000 Mr. Mark S. Balawender ’99 and Dr. Jenifer L. Balawender, D.O. ’00 Mr. Tang Li
Giving By Class Year-continued 2003 Ms. Alexandra R. Pagels
2004 Miss Jaime Frankle Mr. Blair M. Hoenk
Annual Golf Outing & Alumni Reunion September 2009 Hole-in-One Sponsorship Mr. Andy Vanderboegh ’88 - Alto Gas Eagle Sponsorship Casteel Construction Corp. Par Sponsorship Mr. Joe Gaffigan ’83 - MFC Capital Funding Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh, Jr. ’95 Hole-in-One Prize Sponsorship Sauers Buick Faculty Sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Mrs. Ellen M. Frankle (2) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden ’77 Mr. and Mrs. John Marsch ’70 Mrs. Barbara Moore Michael Johannes ’69 and Paula Paul Mr. and Mrs. John Rumely ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh, Jr. ’95 Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Hole Sponsors Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Don Berchem Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Creekwood Inn Current Electric, Inc. D & M Excavating, Inc. Mr. George Demos ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Holloway
Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lawson ’75 Mr. Mark Leyden ’77 The Fieldhouse, Merrillville Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Linnen ’84 (3) Miller’s Mechanical, Inc. Miller’s Port-A-Pots, Inc. Renaissance Academy St. Anthony Hospital The Tree Mann, Inc. The Troyer Group, Inc. Paul L. and Dana A.’87 Whiting C. Joseph Yast ’70 and Helen Krowicky Donations Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Guentert La Lumiere School Parents Association Mr. Mark McNabola ’77 - Cogan & McNabola, P.C. TMM Insurance Services, Inc. Wheatbrook Home Center Auction Donors John and Casey ’86 Allen Mr. Paris Barclay ’74 and Mr. Christopher Mason The Caplice Family Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy ’86 Mr. David Kirkby La Lumiere School Mr. John McCarthy Carole and Rick Newcombe ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Nolan ’69
2006 Miss Stephanie H. Frankle
2010 Miss Cui Cui
The McHugh Family and Renaissance Academy Compliments of Safeway Insurance Company Mr. and Mrs. John Rumely ’69 Mr. Martin Whalen and Ms. Kathleen Kennedy ’83 Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions
Mr. Timothy J. Kleihege ’80 and Mrs. Catherine Miller Kleihege ’83 Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden ’77 Mr. Paul J. Leyden ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Linnen ’84 Mrs. William P. Linnen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Newcombe ’69 Mr. Michael Nolan ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Tim Preheim Mr. and Mrs. William G. Regan ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John Rumely ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schirger ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Smith ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Stephan ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tristano Rev. Wayne Watts Mr. Martin Whalen and Ms. Kathleen Kennedy ’83 C. Joseph Yast ’70 and Helen Krowicky Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yemc
Auction Purchasers Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Behnke Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Buck ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Terry Jones Mr. Timothy J. Miller and Dr. Lisa C. Hendricks ’84 Ms. Kasey Ryan and Mr. Brian Leake Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan Mr. Art Walker Trustees Technology Challenge Donors Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Behnke Mr. and Mrs. Don Berchem Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Buck ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 Dr. Charles and Mrs. Connie ’83 Falcone Mr. and Mrs. George J. Frye ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Gaffigan ’83 Mr. Tim Grote ’83 Mr. Daniel C. Hillenbrand ’84 Mr. Blair Hoenk ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Holloway Mr. and Mrs. Terry Jones Mr. and Mrs. James Kaminski Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy ’86
Special Thanks Mr. Steve Rentschler ’73 Sterling Cut Glass Mr. and Mrs. John Rumely ’69 Diane and Andy Sperling ’87 OneSource
Jim Gafﬁgan– Live in Chicago, January 29, 2010 Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. David M. Byrne ’84 Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret Caplice ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Carron ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Costello ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cronin ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Daly ’81 Dr. Charles and Mrs. Connie ’83 Falcone Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hurley ’77 Mr. and Mrs. William Igoe ’74 Mr. and Mrs. John Kerrigan ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Kotz ’86
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leyden ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Linnen ’84 Mrs. William P. Linnen Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mack ’88 Ms. Annie Marcucci Deirdre Martin Giese ’84 Mr. Edward W. McNabola ’85
Millionaire’s Row Anonymous
Mrs. Margaret F. Hiler Mr. Robert Steel
The Kentucky Derby Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck
The Belmont Stakes Dr. and Mrs. Jamil Ahmed Mr. and Mrs. Don Berchem Mr. and Mrs. Robert Culbertson Current Electric, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Grimm
The Preakness Stakes Anonymous (2) Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret ’81 Caplice
Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Moore Ms. Mary C. O’Malley Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pechous III ’84 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Prouty ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Whitlow ’85 Mr. James C. Wyse ’84 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Zegers ’81 Mr. Joseph J. Guentert Dr. Lisa C. Hendricks ’84 - Hendricks Medical Services, LLC Drs. Brent and Kristie Hicks John ’71 and Catherine Hiler Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kaminski Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kerrigan ’80 Ms. Dot Kesling Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Lanigan ’73
May 2010 Dr. Christie A. Lant ’85 - Compassion for Caring Family Dental Care Mr. and Mrs. Brian G. Oedzes Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schermer Swanson Center Mr. Dean J. Uminski Racehorse Owners Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. James Callaghan Mr. Michael Conner and Mrs. Rudy Carlson-Conner Mr. and Mrs. Christopher E. Craig Current Electric, Inc. D & M Excavating Mr. and Mrs. Rick-jan Dekker Mr. George Demos ’95 First Associates LTD. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dye Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Gaffigan ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Guenin Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Hiler Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mr. David Kirkby Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck McDonald’s Restaurants of La Porte County Miller’s Mechanical, Inc. Robert B. Miller Financial Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP Mr. and Mrs. Brian Oedzes Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Price Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robson Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schermer Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Siedlecki Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tang Mr. Dean Uminski Vineyard Lofts Ms. Mary Frances Wilkin Mr. and Mrs. James Wilkinson Steve and Joie Winski Mr. and Mrs. John Yarger Mr. C. Joseph Yast ’70 and Ms. Helen Krowicky Mr. and Mrs. Herb F. Yekel Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yemc Faculty Sponsors Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy P. Aaron (2) Mr. Justin Blas ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Costello ’81 (4) Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Crane (2) Mr. and Mrs. Gary Davis (2) Ms. L. Elise Dieterich (2) Mrs. Ellen M. Frankle (5) Mr. and Mrs. Juan Gavilan (4) Mrs. Jane A. Grzywacz John ’71 and Catherine Hiler (2) Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Keay Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kitlas (2) Mrs. Ruth Knoll Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Lanigan ’73 (2) Mrs. Charles K. Liddell Dr. and Mrs. Brian McGuckin (2) Robert B. Miller Financial Mrs. Barbara Moore (2) Mr. and Mrs. David Neil (4) Ms. Emily Rellinger Mr. and Mrs. James Sarwark (2) TMM Insurance Services, Inc. Mrs. Barbara Troy Mr. and Mrs. David Walsh Mr. and Mrs. James Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel (4) Donors Anonymous (2) Mrs. Gloria George Mrs. Gretchen R. Hannan Mr. and Mrs. John Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Newcombe ’69 Auction Item Donors Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. David Armstrong Mr. Don Barry Beachcombers Cleaning Martin Binder Jeweler, Inc. Bistro 157 Mat Blair Susan Block Interiors Chef Sean Brennan Brewster’s Italian Cafe Briar Leaf Golf Course Andy and Mary Brown - Hearthwoods Cottage Design & Rustic Furnishings Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caplice Mr. and Mrs. Todd Coffeen Ms. Jennifer Connelly-Steel ’81 Creekwood Inn Mr. and Mrs. Robert Culbertson Customs Imports Marc and Leslie Danesi - Stray Dog Bar & Grill and Trattoria Enzo Mr. and Mrs. Rick-jan Dekker Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Dunifon Four Winds Casino Resort Mickey Gallas - Tip Tee Toe Golf Shoe Company Gamba Ristorante Gold’s Gym Harbor Country Grand Mere Inn Ms. Debbie Groover Mr. Tim Grote ’83 Mr. Ted E. Grzywacz The Harbor Grand Hotel Heart & Vascular Institute at La Porte Regional Health System Heath & Co. Drs. Brent and Kristie Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Hiler ’89 Heidi Hornaday, Architect, P.C. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Mr. and Mrs. Steve C. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Kennedy ’86 Mr. Keith Krause ’94 La Porte Family YMCA Long Beach Country Club Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lake
Mrs. Frenda Levin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Linnen ’84 Long Beach Fitness Center Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck Lucrezia Café Dr. Jeffrey Mader, DDS Marilyn’s Marina Grand Resort Massage Therapy and Wellness Center Jeff Masse Ms. Nicky Mazur Mr. John T. McCarthy Ms. Brenda McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller Mr. and Mrs. Algirdas A. Mockaitis Nadra K Real Estate Dr. Mariam Nasidi New Buffalo Spa Marc T. Nielsen Interiors Mike Nygren, Golf Professional Mr. and Mrs. Brian Oedzes The Oilery Parent of a La Lumiere Student Pikk’s Tavern Pleasant Heights Farm Pottawattomie Country Club Mr. Larry Rellinger Rodini’s Lounge and Restaurant Sand Pirate Serenity Salon and Spa Hattie Smith Interior Design South Bend Silver Hawks Jordon and Melissa Sklut Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria Stephanie Swanson Jewelry Design Sybaris Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tang Mr. Jeffrey L. Thorne Mr. Dean Uminski Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Westbrook, Jr. Ms. Barb Wheele Valparaiso Country Club Ms. Dionne Wisniewski Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Ms. Mary Ann Zona Gregg Paddle Raisers Anonymous (2) Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret ’81 Caplice Mr. and Mrs. Rick-jan Dekker Mr. Shaw R. Friedman and The Honorable Greta Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Gaffigan ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Grieger Mr. Ted Grzywacz Mrs. Dot Kesling Mr. David Kirkby Ms. Sarah Kennedy ’89 Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mr. and Mrs. John Lake Mrs. Corinne McGrail Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller Mr. and Mrs. Brian Oedzes Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Price Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schermer Mr. Jordon M. Sklut and Mrs. Melissa F. Radigan-Sklut Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Streeter Mr. Martin Whalen and Ms. Kathleen Kennedy ’83
Mr. and Mrs. James Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Herb F. Yekel Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yemc Auction Item Purchasers Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Aaron Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Behnke Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret ’81 Caplice Ms. Jennifer Connelly-Steel ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Costello ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Rick-jan Dekker Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dunifon Mr. Jack Elia Mr. Shaw R. Friedman and The Honorable Greta Friedman Mr. and Mrs. T. Brendan Gilligan Mr. Ted Grzywacz Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guenin Dr. and Mrs. Paul Guentert Mr. and Mrs. John Hendricks ’85 Mrs. Mary Ivanovich Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jaffee Mr. Howard G. Jones Mr. and Mrs. James Kaminski Mr. Jeffrey Katz and Dr. Janice Katz Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kennedy Mrs. Dot Kesling Ms. Erin Kidd Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kochanny Mr. and Mrs. David Kozak Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lake Ms. Kasey Ryan ’95 Mrs. William P. Linnen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luck Mrs. Corinne McGrail Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Messina Mr. Timothy J. Miller and Dr. Lisa C. Hendricks ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miltenberger Mr. and Mrs. Algirdas Mockaitis Mr. and Mrs. Brian Oedzes Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pagels Dr. Joseph Rosenblum and Dr. Elizabeth Springer Ms. Laura Roule Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schermer Mr. Jordon M. Sklut and Mrs. Melissa F. Radigan-Sklut Mr. and Mrs. James Stephan Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Streeter Ms. Nancy Stevens Dr. Jenny Tristano ’01 Mr. Dean Uminski Ms. Dionne S. Wisniewski Dr. and Mrs. Herb J. Yekel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yemc Special Thanks John and Casey ’86 Allen -Tree House Café Mr. Justin Kollar, Michiana Auctions La Lumiere School Faculty & Staff Mr. Steve Rentschler ’73 - Sterling Cut Glass Mrs. Corbin Wagner
Beyond campus-Alumni in the Arts Macie Francis ’08 Macie is a third- year student in the fashion design program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Joshua Rampage ’99 Indiana University, B.A., Fine Arts double-minor in Art History and Sociology While Josh works at an architecture firm in San Francisco, his passion for music and art occupy his non-working hours. Josh is part of a band, Maus Haus, and has had 5 art shows in the Bay Area in recent years, focused on the fine art mediums – mainly painting and drawing. His future plans include sculpture installation and a collaborative effort illustrating a children’s book. Describing his work writing a monthly column for a Bay Area music website, Josh reflects, “I suppose I do miss writing those Sunday papers after all.” I would say that my time spent at La Lumiere helped to impart a sense of individuality, which is inherent and necessary in the creation of original thought process and art. Throughout my life, many of my teachers - art and otherwise - have encouraged and assisted me in furthering and developing my knowledge and skills. One of the most integral was Linda Weigel, my artistic mentor for the duration of my time at La Lumiere. She insisted we learn foundations the masters had laid out for us before venturing off into post-post-abstract/modernist expressionism, which also helped me to understand that the creation of art goes deeper than the concept of mere catharsis. Perhaps the most important and lasting lesson I gleaned from La Lumiere was the theory that successful people lead busy lives. Monday through Friday and occasionally on weekends, we were shufﬂed from classroom to classroom, main house to art room, dorm room to practice field, and then after the game heading home to finish a paper. It was relentless and unforgiving, but at the same time it was enlightening and everlasting in its imminent lessons: Life is not going to slow down for anyone; stay versatile and adjust as necessary; know that there will be always be work to do; perseverance is all. www.joshuarampage.com
Macie’s design is entitled, “Stress: Fight-or-Flight,” which is a hand-dyed, painted and silverleafed cotton shirt and skirt, smocked, pleated, and draped by hand. Despite attending La Lumiere only for my senior year of high school, it made a huge impact on my artistic career. I know I would not have made it into the school of my dreams, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, without the portfolio I developed in Mrs. Linda Weigel’s class. She taught me the fundamentals of art, from basic drawing and painting skills to creative, conceptual ideas, all of which were not thoroughly explained and explored at my previous public high school. She made it clear from the start the importance of artist statements with solid background information and original perception, as well as the capability of constructively critiquing my own and others’ work. Because of my academic education at La Lumiere, I was prepared. This year I will be designing and constructing a total of five entire outfits from scratch, three of which will be completed in the course of one semester. Understanding geometry is an expected part of the process in order to create and correct exact measurements on the body. I became adept at managing and prioritizing my time efficiently with the amount of work at La Lumiere. La Lumiere not only prepared me for college artistically and academically, but it has also prepared me for life after I graduate, with fundamental life and people skills, contributing to my community, and being aware of the world around me.
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Beyond campus-Alumni in the Arts Jennifer Cullerton Johnson ’90 Indiana University BA Loyola University of Chicago MEd University of New Orleans MFA As a children’s book writer and founder of a community – based literacy arts organization, Jennifer has published a children’s nonfiction book called Seeds of Change about the life of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai. Yoshimura’s Ghost, her memoir about living in Japan, is forthcoming. Jennifer is a national speaker about Green Books and Green Literacy and the role of environmental books for children and adults for the EPA, Chicago Green Festival, and Illinois Reading Council. She is a founding member of MuseWrite, a literary arts organization based in Chicago, and a board member of Switchback Books, a feminist poetry press. As a girl I always liked stories, but writing them was another matter. For me, words came out backwards. My mind thought chair but I wrote’ chiar.’ Sometimes my words had missed or reversed letters. At La Lumiere, doctors diagnosed me with dyslexia. The faculty made several modifications, but still I felt ashamed that I could not read or write like my peers. It was not until one amazing person stepped in and radically changed my life. Her name is Judy Smith. Back then students wrote papers by hand and then typed them on typewriters. Papers were due at 10 pm on Sunday night. Mrs. Smith worked in the Main office on that night, and in between answering the phones and dealing with students, she would correct my paper. Week in and week out, until I graduated high school, Mrs. Smith always corrected my misspellings and awkward sentences. Through the support of Mrs. Smith, I began to understand that even with misspellings and grammatical errors I could fulfill my dream as a writer. Years later when my first book came out, I thought of Mrs. Smith and the hurdles I overcame in reading and writing. Mrs. Smith will always have my deepest respect and gratitude for instilling in me the determination to never let my limitation stop me. www.jencullertonjohnson.com 25 | La Lumiere Magazine 2010
Sonali Aggarwal ’95 DePaul University, B.A. Psychology
Sonali currently directs, produces, shoots and edits both short and feature-length videos. In the past five years, Sonali has had two music videos featured by Viacom stations: MTV, BET, and VH1, and has completed two full-length documentaries. Previously, Sonali worked as a still photographer and counselor for mentally ill patients. Sonali hopes to build on her education, attending the Adler School in Chicago for a masters degree in psychology next year. La Lumiere was a great place for me to be because it taught me community. I believe that much of the success I have had as a filmmaker is due to my knowing how to be a part of a team. A film crew is a team, in a sense, that needs to work together toward a common goal in order to be successful. If more independent filmmakers in Chicago knew how to be team players, we’d actually have ourselves an industry here. La Lumiere also helped teach me to think freely. I remember an independent study in literature and history with Mr. James Griffin. We would meet to discuss literature once a week, on a Thursday I think, just he and I. He is one smart man, and although much of his commentary on books I had JUST READ went over my head, I learned to not be afraid to ask questions or to say what I thought.
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Class Agent Profile Bill (Tippy) Dye ’75 Bill and his wife Michelle, the woman of his dreams, live in Colorado City, Colorado and have five children (they lost a child five years ago) and three granddaughters. Bill has spent his career in the lumber and building supply industry, managing or selling for large corporations. Can you describe your community service involvement? La Lumiere taught me to give back to the community. Our teachers gave to us, and look at many of the fine graduates from La Lumiere who have gone on in life to give back something! I am a director on the Colorado City Metropolitan District Board of Directors. I am also on the Pueblo Area Council of Governments Board of Directors. Between assisting in the running of our city and county, I serve as President of our local Lion’s Club and President of the Colorado City Architectural Control Committee. I may run for county commissioner for Pueblo County in 2012. Why you are still involved with La Lumiere? I am the class agent for the Great Class of 1975 for three reasons: One, I cannot make much of a financial donation, but I can donate my time and efforts. Second, I owe it to my classmates for my lack of contribution of being who I could/should have been during our time at La Lumiere. Third, and most importantly, because the one classmate who would bring us all together, Dan Linnen, is no longer with us on this earth. I do it in remembrance of Dan – a leader of our class and our friend.
Headmaster Michael Kennedy ’86 met up with Luka Mirkovic ’08 (center for Northwestern) and Sandi Marcius ’09 (forward for Purdue) after their teams clashed on the court in Evanston on January 16, 2010.
Rick Newcombe with grandson Scott Mendell
Class of 1969 The 2010 National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s (NCEES) Engineering Award grand prize was awarded to the senior design class in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware led by Michael J. Paul, PE, LEED-AP, adjunct faculty and a senior consultant at Duffield Associates. The award from NCEES recognizes college engineering programs for engaging their students in collaborative projects with licensed professional engineers. Rick Newcombe: I became a grandpa on Jan. 30, 2010, when little Scott was born. He is being held by his father, my son-in-law Brian Mendell. His mother, my daughter Sara, is doing great. I can always get Scott to laugh! I forgot to add that if Scott goes to La Lumiere at age 14, he will be in the class of 2028! Class of 1974 Paul Lawler married Debra Cohen in a charming ceremony on the South Side of Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend
Tom Hostetler and his family on La Lumiere Campus
Phil and Jennifer (Pastrick) Smith and their children, Mary (age 9) Elizabeth (age 7), and William (age 4 1/2)
2009. Bill Igoe and Carey Dowdle attended the wedding and had a chance to catch up with all the Lawler brothers, Peter ’75 and Warren ’77. Class of 1975 The Appraisal Institute announces that John Yast has been awarded the prestigious MAI membership designation. The designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. Class of 1977 Tom Hostetler and his family visited campus from England, just before the start of the school year. Class of 1980 From Jennifer Pastrick Smith: As you can see, it will be a while before they can attend La Lumiere! La Lumiere Magazine 2010 | 26
Beyond Campus April 2010 Alumni Chicago Event at PJ Clarke’s
Drawing by Tom Barry
Andy Vanderboegh with kids Will and Ethan
Gideon Mesfin Teklu ’96, Keith Krause ’94, Dan Walsh ’95
Susan Smith Newell and children
Chistiaan Corthier with Indiana Secretary of State, Todd Rokita ’88 Natalie Hock ’00, Emily Dolan ’01
Norah and Margot Walsh
Class of 1982 Tom Barry’82 sketched this picture of Doc Balawender suspended on the shoulders of his Laker football players in front of La Lumiere Lake and donated it to the School’s fall auction. The original art piece was purchased by board member Rick Newcombe ’69 and donated back to the School so it can be displayed for everyone’s enjoyment. Class of 1983 Susan Smith Newell and her five children came to explore campus in August 2010. Class of 1984 Tim Carroll began a new career with the Internal Revenue Service in July 2010, after completing a Masters in Public Administration in May 2009. Dan Hillenbrand and his wife Tonya welcomed their second child, John Daniel, in August 2010.
Class of 1988 Andy Vanderboegh ’88 recently took his sons Will (age 4 future Laker, Class of 2024) and Ethan (age 9 future Laker, Class of 2020) to watch the Chicago White Sox take on the Flubs….errrrrrrr….Cubs Class of 1989 Sarah Kennedy earned her masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago in June 2010. Sarah is beginning her 11th year at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois where she is a Guidance Counselor. Class of 1991 Christiaan Corthier met up with former La Lumiere classmate Todd Rokita ’88, Indiana Secretary of State, at a St. Joseph County Republican Lunch Bunch event. Christiaan serves as Secretary of the organization sponsoring the event.
Jennifer Connelly-Steel ’81, Meg Linnen Caplice ’81, Tom Daly ’81, Mike Osterman’81and Deirdre Martin Giese’84
Class of 1995 Dan Walsh: My wife Katie and I had another baby girl, Norah Patricia on May 9. Norah showed up around 8:30pm – couldn’t have planned a better Mother’s Day! She was 8 pounds, 5 ounces and just under 20 inches long. I am learning to adjust to being outnumbered 3-1 as the only boy in the house.
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Abigail (Abby) Grace Tincher
Class Agent Profile Tim Kleihege ’81
Laura Miller with The Furies Rugby Team Florentina Emma Adams
Greybar, Sarah Tristano Buenrostro, Elisse Knoll, Angela Klarke, and Anna de Caneva .
After graduating from Hillsdale College, Tim spent 20 years as a specialist on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. In 2004 Tim received his United States Coast Guard Captains license and founded The Mariner Network Yacht Sales.
Class of 2007 Laura Miller is currently playing for the Washington, DC Furies, part of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) which is the highest level of women’s club rugby in the United States.
What does La Lu mean to you? La Lumiere is a diamond in the rough. The schools multifaceted dynamics are a blend of a devoted faculty, staff and student body that is truly committed to faith, respect and leadership.
Class of 1998 Jason Tincher: Lyndsay and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter – our first child – Abigail (Abby) Grace Tincher. She was born at 6:05 am, May 15, 2010 – 7 lbs. 10 oz., 21 inches. She is healthy, happy and we are delighted to have her. Class of 1999 Nicholas Adams ‘99 and his wife Tiffany had their first child, Florentina Emma Adams, on June 6, 2010. Class of 2000 Jack Lane launched LANE Media & Productions, an online, HD video production and marketing company aimed at businesses and professional groups. Jack’s website is www.lanemp.com. Class of 2003 Teresa Thieneman earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Miami International University of Art and Design. Class of 2004 Mitch Henderlong married Jamie Robertson in June 2009 in Evansville, Indiana. Fellow Lakers in attendance were: Mike Doane, Blair Hoenk, Vince Pacana, Cody Pagels, Craig Sauers, Sthele
Class Agent Tim Kleihege ’81 is married to Katie (Miller) Kleihege ’83, and has served as La Lumiere boys tennis coach for three seasons. Tim and Katie have three children, Matthew, a Fifth Former at La Lumiere, Ana (14) and William (9).
Currently an undergraduate at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, Laura was selected as a Collegiate All-American and played at the Senior National All-Star Championship in Minnesota in May 2010 as well as the Under 23 national championship, serving as captain of the U23 Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union for the second year in a row. Class of 2008 Josh Katz, an undergraduate at Reed College in Portland, was hired by Reed’s chemistry department for summer 2010 to continue his research in atmospheric chemistry, including a research trip to the Juneau Ice Field in Alaska to research the composition of atmospheric aerosol in urban (Portland) and remote (Juneau Icefield) regions in order to elucidate chemical mechanisms of formation Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA), a key component of urban air pollution and a contributor to global climate change.
On leadership lessons: “Your actions have consequences!” is still ringing in my head. Ed Breslin, a former English teacher, constantly barraged our brains with this message. He was right! Mr. Breslin was a great influence. Discussing various issues in Mr. Breslin’s classroom was the perfect platform to understand the difference between right and wrong. He respected our positions and made us aware of our strengths and weaknesses. Why give back to La Lumiere? My current involvement at La Lumiere is simple. I want my own kids to experience the same joys, trials and tribulations that I did. I want them to be exposed to kids and faculty from all walks of life. I want them to excel in, or at least enjoy, a sport that they had no idea that they would enjoy. If they can grasp half the lessons that I learned at La Lumiere, they will be in great shape to move onto the next chapter in their lives.
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Beyond campus In Memoriam Aidan I. Mullett, Lake Forest, Illinois – December 8, 2009 Trustee Emeritus 1965-73 Patricia Dunifon, La Porte, Indiana – December 16, 2009 Grandmother of Cody W. Dunifon ’09 and Taylor W. Dunifon ’10
Jim Coppens James Lynn “Jim” Coppens, 64, of South Bend, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, following a two-year battle with lymphoma. He died in the love and comforting care of family and friends. Jim began his first career at La Lumiere School in the fall of 1968, where he taught Latin, Spanish and English. He also coached basketball, soccer, baseball and tennis, and served in various administrative capacities. As the school’s varsity basketball coach from 1969 to 1977, he was proud of his teams’ overall 82-50 record. He was also proud to have been head coach of the school’s 1976 varsity soccer squad that made it all the way to the championship game against New Albany High School, finishing state runner-up in a match played at Indiana University. Following a year-and-a-half stint as a part-time correspondent for the LaPorte Herald Argus, Jim took the position in the fall of 1977 of Director of Publications and Public Information at Culver Academies in Culver, Ind., where he was responsible for the academies’ public relations, student publications and the Culver Alumni
William J. Regan, San Diego, CA – January 21, 2010 Father of William G. Regan ’69 Mary Ellen Yast, Merrillville, Indiana – January 24, 2010 Mother of C. Joseph Yast ’70 and John R. Yast ’75 Irene Ganster, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas – March 24, 2010 Mother of Steven H. Ganster ’70 and Daniel C. Ganster ’69 Louis F. McArdle ’73, New Orleans, LA – May 21, 2010 Elizabeth Jane Leonard – May 30, 2010 Mother of Mr. John M. (Mike) Leonard ’69 Brian J. Quirk, Sr., Homer Glen, IL – May 31, 2010 Father of Dennis M. Quirk ’69 Robert J. Wussler, Westport, CT – June 5, 2010 Father of Christopher P. Wussler ’85 Mark E. Abderholden ’79, Oshkosh, WI – July 3, 2010 Patricia George Decio, Elkhart, IN – July 16, 2010 Mother of Terrence M. Decio ’70 Spouse of Arthur Decio, Trustee 1965-1973 Edward R. Abderholden M.D., Antioch, IL – August 3, 2010 Father of Mark E. Abderholden ’79
Magazine. After 16 years at Culver, Jim retired and moved to Houston. In his final act, Jim was appointed and served as the Executive Director of the South Bend Civic Theatre from 1995 until 2009, achieving great successes in that time. Surviving along with his wife Linda are his son, Bryon
Thomas M. Kniola, Three Oaks, MI – August 12, 2010 Father of Morgan ’13 and Jordan Kniola Madeleine Jane Sima, New Buffalo, MI and Knoxville, TN September 2, 2010 Mother of Louis James Sima, Jr ’71
’87, and granddaughter, Elsie Coppens, both of Cincinnati. His son Eric (Rick) Coppens passed away in1984 at the age of 17. 33 | La Lumiere Magazine 2010
Robert Hill Smith ’74, Indianapolis, IN – October 29, 2010 Son of Robert Charles and Joan Hillenbrand Smith and brother of Randolph M. Smith ’77
Gaffigan honored for 13 years of service on Board of Trustees At the September meeting of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Joseph Gaffigan ’83 finished his three-year term as Board Chairman and was elected to Trustee Emeritus status as he completed thirteen years as a Board member. Joe was a key member of the Finance Committee throughout his service on the Board, lending his expertise at a critical time in the growth of the School. Throughout Joe’s 3-year tenure as Chairman, enrollment grew 38%, reaching yet another record of 209 students this year; and
Joe Gaffigan ’83, outgoing chair, Michael Kennedy ’86 and James Kaminski, Chairman of the Board
budgeted income increased by 61%. The School raised over $1 million in Annual Fund and Event income alone in the last 3 years. Additionally, over 17,000 square feet in new construction was completed through the Courageous Vision capital campaign, as well as renovations – investing close to $4 million in the revitalization of approximately 85% of our campus. Joe is President and CEO of MFC Capital Funding in Chicago. He began his career at American National Bank after graduating from Georgetown University. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. In addition to leading La Lumiere’s Board, Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of LINK Unlimited (Chicago, IL). Joe is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Joe lives in Burr Ridge, Illinois with his wife Jane and their two children, JP and Caroline.
Mr. James Kaminski, Chairman, La Lumiere School Board of Trustees Mr. Kaminski, whose two children graduated from La Lumiere School, has been on the Board since 2007. His daughter Clare graduated in 2010 and attends Creighton University, and his son Peter, a 2008 graduate, attends the University of Vermont. Jim’s wife Liz has also been very involved with La Lumiere, serving in a variety of capacities, including Parents Association President and Chair and Committee member for School events. A graduate of La Porte High School , Marquette University and Creighton University Law School , Mr. Kaminski is a Partner at Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP in LaPorte.
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