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Among Friends Spring 2013

Intensive Learning Then and Now

Alumni Intensive Learning Memories Michael Kotlikoff ’69 Highlights Career Day Hartman Hall Receives LEED Certification

A Message from the Head of School MFS: An Out-of-Building Experience For over four decades, it has a been a Moorestown Friends School tradition to suspend classes for a period of time (now six school days) to enable students to go out into the local community, the region, and the world for Intensive Learning, a period of in-depth study of a single topic. Currently Middle School students stay together with their grade level peers, while Upper School students choose from a diverse menu of Intensive Learning projects and trips which include outdoor studies, service learning, language immersion, cultural exchange, and much more. Intensive Learning is a distinctive feature of the Moorestown Friends experience that was first developed and shaped in the 1970s by former administrators and faculty including Alex MacColl, Grace Blackburn, John Caughey, Ed Dreby, Sandy Heath, Carolyn Hedges and many others. Today, our administration and faculty, led by Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean Chris Kimberly, Upper School Director Justin Brandon and Middle School Director Steve Shaffer, work very hard to design Intensive Learning offerings that stimulate the mind and help students develop new perspectives and frameworks for ethical decision-making. Please enjoy reading about the beginnings of the program as well as the present excitement surrounding Intensive Learning – a now-venerable hallmark of a Moorestown Friends School education.

Warm Regards,

Larry Van Meter ’68 Head of School

Among Friends Spring 2013

Moorestown Friends School 110 East Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057 (856) 235-2900, Head of School Larry Van Meter ’68 Published By The Development Office Director of Development Stephen Zakroff Assistant Director of Development Beth Stouffer

Con te n ts News and Notes ....................................................... 2 An “Intensive” Tradition of Learning Endures.......... 9 Intensive Learning 2013...........................................10 Intensive Learning Memories...................................12 Career Day at MFS.. ..................................................13 Michael Kotlikoff, Ph.D. ’69 Highlights Career Day..............................................14

Director of Marketing and Communications Mike Schlotterbeck

Alumni Sports. . ........................................................16

Director of Parent and Alumni Programs Matt Nierenberg

Class Notes . . .............................................................17

Director of Annual Giving Kristy Embrack Development Office Staff Sue Giacchetto, Elaine Parellada, Michelle Wartenberg Photo Credits Curt Hudson, Mario Morgado, Mike Schlotterbeck Graphic Design Alison Judah ’86, Hypno Design Moorestown Friends School admits students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, or sexual orientation. All photos are identified from left to right unless otherwise indicated.

In Memoriam. . ..........................................................24

About the Cover Upper left: Former Science Department Chair John Caughey was a key figure in the rise of Intensive Learning. He developed and planned many science and math-related activities used on various outdoor education trips. Upper right: Fifth grade students climb the rigging on a ship at Mystic Seaport during 2013 Intensive Learning. Lower right: Members of the Class of 1987 high atop the Catskills during 11th grade Intensive Learning in 1986. See page 13. Lower left: Removal of invasive species was one of the many activities on the 2013 Intensive Learning trip to Oahu, which focused on island ecology.

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News and Notes

Upper School students surround 2013 Artists-in-Residence Noah Herman and Meghan Malloy (both seated).

Two from Walnut Street Theater Serve As 2013 Artists-in-Residence MFS welcomed Meghan Malloy and Noah Herman as the 2013 Artists-in-Residence in January. Malloy and Herman worked with Upper School students on assigned scenes with particular attention given to developing a character for performance. They engaged Middle School students in an “audition workshop” in which they were taken through the selection, preparation and preliminary performance of a monologue/scene. They also provided introductory theatre games and exercises for Lower School students. Meghan Malloy is a Philadelphia-based actress and teaching artist, currently in her eighth year with the Walnut Street Theatre. Noah Herman has been a teaching artist with the Walnut Street Theatre for seven years. The MFS Artist-in-Residence Program is funded by an endowment established with the proceeds of the 1983 Parent Council Auction. The program provides annual residencies for established musicians, visual artists and actors to a spend one week or more at MFS.

MFS Summer Scholars Program Debuts This Summer This summer Moorestown Friends School is offering a variety of unique and innovative programs for students entering prekindergarten to grade 10 from July 8 - 26. Mini Scholars offers one-week programs with three-hour daily sessions. Junior Scholars offers one-week programs with an option for afternoon fun and enrichment. Senior Scholars programs are threeweek programs that run daily from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All programs take place at the school’s new, air-conditioned classroom building, Hartman Hall. Program offerings include: • Video and Sound Production • Robotics and Computer Applications • Economics and Entrepreneurship • Architecture and Design • Chinese Language and Culture

For more information, visit the Summer Scholars website (found at or contact Director Kathy Cook at or 856-235-2900 x266. 2

News and Notes

Social Studies Chair and Advisor Clark Thomson, Joe Kiernan, Lauren Brown, Josh Murdy and Brett Barbin.

History Bowl Team Qualifies for Nationals Sisters Earn Spots in South Jersey Honor Ensembles

Thanks to their performance at the New Jersey State Championships, the MFS History Bowl team of seniors

Sisters Erin Chen (right, grade 9) and Chloe

Joe Kiernan and Lauren Brown, sophomore Brett Barbin

Chen (left, grade 7) earned spots in the prestigious

and freshman Josh Murdy qualified for the National

South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors

History Bowl Championship in Arlington, VA in April.

Association (SJBODA) Honor Music Ensemble. Erin

Kiernan was a semifinalist in the History Bee

placed in the cello section of the high school group

finishing fourth and qualifying for the National History

while Chloe was honored with a clarinet position in

Bee. In the junior varsity category, Barbin also qualified

the middle school group.

for the National Bee.

Lower School Students Jump 4 George! A new activity took place in the Lower School in February: Jumping 4 George for the George Thomas Endowment for Faculty Salaries. A Lower School assembly kicked off the fitness activity and fundraiser. George Thomas, the father of Prekindergarten Teacher Lisa Martin ’84, taught for 25 years at MFS before his untimely death in 2003. For much of the latter part of his career, George taught fourth grade in the Lower School. His life has been remembered in prior years through the school’s Red Sock Run, which had been held in his honor.  George had a tradition of wearing red socks on Fridays. 3

News and Notes Early Childhood Program Renamed “Beginnings at MFS”

The MFS early childhood program (Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten) has been renamed “Beginnings at MFS: The Moorestown Friends Early Childhood Program.” “We are very confident that we have the top early childhood program in South Jersey,” said Head of School Larry Van Meter. “This marketing effort will help distinguish our program from local daycare and nursery school programs which don’t offer the academic emphasis and diverse curriculum provided by our program.” Along with the new name and logo, a new website has been created to provide more information about curriculum, program offerings, faculty and more to interested prospective parents.

Lights, Camera, Auction! More than 300 guests strolled down the red carpet and danced with Elvis on March 16 at the Collingswood Ballroom for the biennial MFS Parent Council Auction, titled “Lights, Camera, Auction!” The evening raised $100,000 for Moorestown Friends School thanks to the volunteer efforts and donations from parents, alumni and friends of the school. Auction guests were able to monitor and bid on silent auction items via specially programmed iPods, which provided up-to-date bidding information and item details. The gala was led by co-chairs and MFS parents Celestine Berg and Sangeeta Doshi. Co-Chairs Celestine Berg and Sangeeta Doshi “on the red carpet” at the 2013 Parent Council Auction, which raised $100,000.


News and Notes Remembering Former Interim Head of School Gardiner Bridge Former MFS interim Head of School Gardiner Bridge died on January 23 at the age of 92 in North Chatham, MA. He served as Interim Head of School from 1986-1987 after the resignation of the late Alex MacColl. Former School Committee Clerk and emeritus trustee Louis Matlack ’52 reflected on Bridge’s tenure at MFS: “In the Spring of 1986, Alex MacColl resigned, after 18 years as Head. The School Committee selected F. Gardiner Bridge as Interim Head.  He had been Head of two schools, in Milwaukee, WI and Oakland, CA, for 18 years. He had been a one-year interim head of two other schools before coming to MFS. Gardie and his wife Trish fit into our community well. Gardie’s very broad administrative experience enabled him to guide MFS with a steady hand. He helped prepare the School for our next Head, Clint Wilkins.” Mr. Bridge is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, sons Gardiner, Gerald and Jonathan, three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Sue Blair and Helen Boynton, and was predeceased by his brothers Eliot and Leighton, and his sister Sally. He is also survived by his friend and brother-in-law Gerald J. Hansen, Jr., his wife Georgia and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on February 16 in Orleans, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, 1060 Falmouth Road, Suite A, Hyannis, MA 02601 or the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Rd., Orleans, MA 02653.

FCE Membership Renewal Process Begins This spring Moorestown Friends School is undergoing the Membership Renewal Process with the Friends Council on Education (FCE). For many years Moorestown Friends School has belonged to FCE, which is based in Philadelphia. FCE has standards for membership which have evolved over the past few years. MFS will be one of the first schools participating in this new membership process. Former Associate Head of School Barbara Caldwell is leading this process for MFS and is currently compiling a report to be submitted to FCE in the coming months. In the fall, a visiting committee headed by Princeton Friends School Head Jane Fremon will come to MFS to review the report and to get a sense of the “Quaker Dimension” at MFS. In addition to the FCE membership renewal, MFS has several on-going planning and evaluative protocols including the 2011 Strategic Plan and Accreditation for Growth through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. “The FCE membership renewal process fits well with these other initiatives and underscores the centrality of our Quaker identity,” said Caldwell.


News and Notes

Stokes Hall Renovations Completed


News and Notes

Many who have visited MFS during the past 27 years have arrived in the Stokes Hall Lobby. This greeting area for guests and visitors was extensively renovated in December and January with updated furniture, fresh paint, a monitor displaying current photos and new versatile fabric panels to display student artwork. Also new to the lobby is a large portable display area, with the first exhibit piece displaying a Moorestown Friends School historical timeline (shown below). This flexible display area will change periodically.


News and Notes Hartman Hall Receives LEED Silver Certification

MFS Leases 123 Chester Ave. Property to InterArch

In December, Hartman Hall, which opened in April 2012, was certified as LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, consensus-based, marketdriven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. “We were committed to adaptive re-use of the South Annex, now Hartman Hall, and not razing the building,” said Head of School Larry Van Meter. “Converting this former retirement home into a classroom building was challenging, but our team of professionals handled the task well and we’re very pleased with Hartman Hall. This certification is further evidence that our team designed a building that is both functional and energy-efficient.” Some key points that helped Hartman Hall achieve LEED Silver Certification: • Re-use of 100% of the building’s existing structural elements was achieved, meaning new resources and energy were not spent to build those elements. • Landscape design includes large areas, such as the wild flower meadow, to serve as protected habitat for native plants and animals. • Water-saving fixtures such as dual-flush toilets and low-flow urinals achieve a 21% reduction in potable water usage. • A geothermal system uses almost 20% less energy to heat and cool the building. • Over 26% of all new materials for the project are recycled, including the steel, doors, insulation, ceiling tile, and perhaps most visibly, the recycled glass embedded in the restroom floor tile and the ‘111’ chairs which are each made from 111 twoliter Coke bottles. • Over 36% of all wood used on the project is Forest Stewardship Council-certified, including all of the wood windows. 8

Moorestown Friends School has reached an agreement to lease the school’s property at 123 Chester Avenue to InterArch, a well-known architecture and interior design firm. “InterArch is a vibrant, well-established company and will be a great addition to Moorestown’s Main Street/ Chester Avenue business district,” said Head of School Larry Van Meter. Moorestown Friends School was represented by NAI Mertz in the process to seek and obtain a tenant for the 123 Chester Avenue property. In December 2006, MFS purchased the property at 123 Chester Avenue (the former Acme supermarket). After spending a year developing plans for modifying the building for classroom purposes to accommodate record enrollment, the school changed course when the former Greenleaf property at 28-32 E. Main Street (adjacent to MFS) became available and was purchased in 2008. In April 2012, Hartman Hall opened on the Greenleaf property providing eight math classrooms and a choral music suite for MFS students. “We were thrilled to open Hartman Hall in 2012 and we are now pleased to share the exciting news of this agreement with the community,” said Van Meter. “We look forward to a long-term relationship with InterArch and to seeing an attractive, active and renovated building on Chester Avenue.” Rapid progress has been made on renovations of the structure with an opening expected in the coming months.

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Former Science Department Chair John Caughey was a key figure in the rise of Intensive Learning. He developed and planned many science and math-related activities used on various outdoor education trips.


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In a 1979 issue of Moorestown Friends School Magazine, Headmaster Alex MacColl outlined the Intensive Learning program for readers: “We firmly believe that students who have experienced the Intensive Learning Program are significantly more familiar with their environment, including the Pine Barrens, Moorestown, and Philadelphia, and have developed a confidence in their ability to engage in independent study and to participate in and initiate relationships with adults as resource people.” The Intensive Learning Program traces its origins to the late 1960s and early 1970s, thanks to the efforts of teachers and administrators such as MacColl, Grace Blackburn, Sandy Heath, Ed Dreby, G. MacCulloch “Cully” Miller and others. Many alumni of the 1970s know Intensive Learning as The City Project. At that time MFS still operated by trimesters. For three weeks in November and December, 9th and 10th grade students would travel into Philadelphia to immerse themselves in city life. Although the program has expanded, the central theme of intense, immersive learning in an unfamiliar setting remains the same. “Kids rarely went into Philadelphia at the time,” said former Upper School Director and Social Studies Chair Dudley “Sandy” Heath. “Many had false impressions of what the city was like.” Students in the Middle School, at the time directed by Grace Kennedy Blackburn, were also enjoying many one-day and multi-day excursions in the region. “We had a young, energetic, imaginative faculty,” said

Blackburn. “We were doing things like this long before other schools were doing it.” In the Middle School, this included units such as Project Moorestown, when students fanned out into town and conducted independent research on businesses, government and more. Trips to Camp Ockanickon and the Pine Barrens also took place and Blackburn specifically noted the efforts of former teacher John Caughey who planned and provided math and science units on many outdoor education trips. All of these dynamic, innovative activities in the Middle School and Upper School coalesced into a more comprehensive program in the 1970s, titled “Intensive Learning” which included grades 7-12. It is now one of the hallmarks of the Moorestown Friends School experience and spans grades 5-12, but the same idea is at its core. “The individual projects were very, very special,” said former Upper School Director Mary Williams. “Living through it through the eyes of the kids…they were very unique moments.” Williams recalled her own children attending the Frost Valley trip to upstate New York during which students hiked to the top of the two tallest peaks of the Catskills. Today, travel options are broader for students. However, exciting and diverse local options are available as well. “During the past few years, we have continued to develop the educational value of our Intensive Learning experiences,” said Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean Chris Kimberly. “Intensive Learning is unique to South Jersey, and it distinguishes our academic and Examined Life programs.” 9

Intensive Learning 2013: Where Did They Go? What Did They Do? In 2013, MFS students in grade 5-12 traveled near and far for Intensive Learning, participating in service projects, learning units, language immersion trips and more. Middle School students stayed together with received a Bryn Mawr, students At Harriton House in n to blacksmithing. week-long introductio Service in the Camden Community Students participated in community service projects in Camden and learned about the history and issues facing the city.

selected from menu of projects and trips:

Philadelphia Neighborhood Gardens Students experienced different neighborhoods by working in the gardens and eating in the area. Philadelphia Neighborhood Gardens is an initiative to beautify under-served neighborhoods. Some serve as a source of sustainable food for the communities.

Habitat for Humanity Upper School students restored homes and learned about the process to obtain and distribute building materials and volunteers to area work sites.

From Art to Aardvarks: Amazing Collections of Philadelphia and Beyond The hidden treasures and cultural institutions of the city of Philadelphia and beyond were explored. Visits included: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia Zoo and the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

A Unique Pine Barrens Experience While learning about the unique history and culture of the “Pinelands,� the first National Reserve created by Congress, students spent time hiking and exploring the forest. The area has also been designated by the United Nations an International Biosphere Reserve.

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their classmates, while Upper School students

Environmental Art A temporary art installation was created by students to inspire its viewers to consider the collective environmental repercussions of our disposable culture. The group also took a walking tour of outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia. Introduction to Blacksmithing Students spent the week at Harriton House in Bryn Mawr, PA, learning basic coal forge blacksmithing. Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Five days and four nights were spent hiking the Appalachian Trail, covering 8 to 10 miles per day walking and engaging the senses.

island of Oahu. asive species on the Students removed inv

Quilts for Kids Students learned techniques to make a quilt from start to finish. They also made small zippered pouches and pillowcases. All materials were donated to local charities. Multicultural Philly The group explored the many cultures of Philadelphia through visits to museums, walking tours, exhibits, and dining. Experiences included a trolley tour focusing on AfricanAmerican history, a tour of the Italian Market and visits to the National Museum of Jewish History and Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Architecture in Philadelphia Students explored the city, learned about fascinating buildings and studied topics such as city planning and the field of architecture. The group toured Society Hill, Old City and visited many sites such as City Hall, the Masonic Temple, the Kimmel Center, 30th Street Station, the Comcast Building, the Barnes Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and more.

8th Grade - Environmental Education This unit included study of ecosystems and the environment with trips to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, Palmyra Cove Nature Park and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Learning in Philadelphia. The class then traveled for three days to Camp Mason in Hardwick, NJ.


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Island Ecology: Oahu This trip was based in a national park on the island of Oahu where the group studied island ecology. Native plants, animals and terrain were explored and the group was involved in removing non-native plants, rebuilding stream banks and helping with wildlife management. Time was also taken to visit the Honolulu Zoo, the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the Honolulu Monthly Meeting of Friends. Renaissance Florence The Renaissance and its role in shaping our world today was studied and explored during this seven-day immersion in the city of Florence and in the nearby Tuscan towns of Siena and San Gimignano.

Improv with Issues Students learned improvisational and physical theatre techniques and used those skills to explore social issues. The group spent a full day training at the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Cuba: Iglesia de Los Amigos (“Friends Church”) Students experienced Cuban culture while working beside local citizens in Holguin, Cuba to help rebuild and renovate a Quaker church damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Bayshore Discovery In Bivalve, NJ, students helped to prepare the 90-foot oyster schooner AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship, for the 2013 sailing season. Students learned ship maintenance skills, and studied the Maurice River wetland estuaries, the Delaware Bay, the local oyster industry and the background of the Meerwald’s restoration.

Paris and the Côte d’Azur Students helped with MFS French students spent two days in efforts to rebuild and Paris and then traveled to the Côte d’Azur. renovate a Friends ch urch in Holguin, Cuba . They attended an immersion program at the Centre International d’Antibes and explored various communities on the southern coast of France, including Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Antibes and others.

5th Grade – Mystic Seaport and Philadelphia The class visited Chinatown and the Philadelphia Museum of Art to learn more about Chinese culture before departing for the traditional 5th grade trip to Mystic Seaport.

Service in Costa Rica Students stayed for three days serving in Chilamate, a small village in the northern Costa Rica rainforest. They then traveled to Coope San Juan, a small farming village, where they stayed for three days. Service work included: painting, farming, and working with children and schools in the local villages.

6th Grade – Zoo Design Students learned the habitat requirements for specific animals, and designed and constructed miniature zoos. The class visited the Philadelphia Zoo and Cape May Zoo. 7th grade – Musical Theater Students worked on all aspects of a theatrical production, and performed it for their parents. This year’s production was”The Fabulous Fable Factory.”

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Intensive Learning Memories Intensive Learning has been a significant part of the Moorestown Friends School experience for over four decades. MFS alumni recently shared their Intensive Learning memories. I had the honor of interviewing W. Wilson Goode as he prepared to run for mayor of Philadelphia. We talked about his “son of a share cropper” story and how it would feel being elected the first black Mayor of the city. The opportunity to interview a man that was about to make history gave me confidence that no matter the color of your skin, you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. – Joenathan Barnes ’83

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In 2010, I went on the first Costa Rica service trip, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Just living in a community that was so welcoming to me even though I knew nothing about their culture and didn’t even speak their language was amazing. Whether it be traveling the globe, or just over the bridge into Philadelphia, there is something about working with your peers and teachers outside of the classroom that brings a community so much closer. – Ailsa Stevenson ’11 I had an experience that helped solidify my choice of career. When I was in tenth grade during City Project, Daan Calta (now Ze’ev Gilad) and I got lost going the wrong way down South Street...A blind woman happened to pass us and overheard our predicament...I thought she could not help us as she could not see, but I told her. She responded by telling us to go to the corner and get on the 41 bus, get off at the fifth stop and go two blocks north and we would be there. I was amazed when I realized she had a better mental map of the city than I could hope to have even with good vision. It made me realize being blind is not the end of the world. Vision adds a richness to our lives. I work to preserve that in children and adults everyday as a pediatric ophthalmologist and Strabismus surgeon. —Mansoor Movaghar ’87

My favorite Intensive Learning experience was going to Mexico for Spanish immersion in 2009. Intensive Learning was a great way to get to know my classmates and teachers beyond the classroom. I bonded with so many people over experiences I never would have had otherwise. Intensive Learning fueled my passion for learning about other cultures and showed me the goodness of the world beyond MFS. – Liz Boccolini ’11


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In eighth grade I created a paper replica of a house on Second Street in Moorestown. I remember walking along the streets to select what house to choose and then creating a drawing to scale of the house... Then in the art room, we cut paper to size to recreate the house. There were no digital cameras at that time so everything was drawn and we had to depend on our memory. We was also able to go back to the house to recheck measurements and add details to our drawing that were missing. I loved the independence we were given and opportunity to create something from beginning to end, mostly on our own. It was very rewarding to watch the house slowly develop and take shape as it was being recreated with paper. – Lisa Thomas Martin ’84 A small part of my 8th grade class went to the Philadelphia water works, and I did some research and writing related to it. Relative to any other research/ writing I ever did, I recall that project as significant work and content, science and history… This particular project might have been a part of the foundation that led me to engineering in college. – Tom Kennedy ’76

The Class of 1988 pro duced “The Wizard of Oz” in 1983 as part of seventh grade Intensive Learning. Th e tradition of seventh grade theatr ical productions conti nu es today. This year, the seventh gra de produced “The Fa bu lou s Fable Factory.”

When I was a junior in 1981 a group of us went backpacking in the Shenandoah Valley. It snowed! And not just a little. Waking up the first morning and finding our boots outside out tents covered in snow was a bit surprising. But we persevered and ended up having a very remarkable time. I had some experience with hiking and camping out but had never been out in the snow like that. It was beautiful and humbling… I grew much closer to some other students that I didn’t know as well and shared a tent with a friend who we have since lost. – Beth Weber Hermann ’82

high atop the Catskills during Members of the Class of 1987 in 1986. From left: Gaby 11th grade Intensive Learning Jordan Fox. Thanks to Kacy McAllister, Heather Guthrie and to. Kozloff ’87 for submitting the pho

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Career Day at MFS Top Veterinary College Dean Michael Kotlikoff Encourages Students to Pursue Their Passions Michael Kotlikoff, Ph.D., V.M.D. ’69 • Dean, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine • Ph.D., University of California, Davis • V.M.D. and B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Michael Kotlikoff, Ph.D. ’69, Austin O. Hooey Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, was the keynote speaker for Career Day 2013 in March. Cornell is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top veterinary medicine school in the U.S. Kotlikoff has been in his current position since 2007. Before that he served in a number of roles within the college: Chair of Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Chair of Mammalian Genomics Focus Group and Director/Faculty Supervisor, Cornell Core Transgenic Mouse Facility. Before arriving at Cornell in 2000, he was the Chair of the Department of Animal Biology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where he had been a professor since 1985. In his remarks, he encouraged students to find a career field they are passionate about. “I chose a path I was 14

passionate about rather than one that was safer,” said Kotlikoff, speaking of his chosen career path of medical research, rather than becoming a veterinarian. He spoke of the benefits of pursuing a career as an academic. “It’s a wonderful environment to make discoveries, influence young people, teach and transfer knowledge and reach out and make an impact on society,” he said. Overseeing a program and faculty with a $130 million budget, he credited community governance in helping him effectively run his college – something he first experienced at Moorestown Friends School. “Community governance and the value of consensus is something that impacted me deeply while I was at MFS,” said Kotlikoff. “I am very humbled to lead a school with a tremendous reputation for contributions to science.” Kotlikoff, who was the president of his senior class, appreciated the level

of respect shared between faculty and students at MFS during his time at the school. “It was a very turbulent time socially in the country and we had a pretty conservative, heavily Quaker faculty,” he said. “I really appreciated the robust, respectful discussions we had with teachers.” he said.

Career Day 2013 Presenters

Business/Finance Lance Johnson ’88 First Mariner Bank, VP

Education Lizzy Oxler ’03 Upper School History Teacher, King Low Heywood Thomson School

Engineering David Cebula ’83 Senior Manager, Raytheon

Healthcare Richard J. Durante ’06 Nurse, CHOP

Marketing Marisa Edmund ’94 Vice President Marketing & Communications, Edmund Optics

Culinary Arts/ Digital Media Kalisa Martin ’04 Director of Operations,

Law Toni Proffitt Brown, Esq. Chief Administrative Officer, DRPA

Public Safety Kevin Mullen Fire Chief, Florence Township

Entrepreneurship Mark Friedenthal ’91 Founder, Friedenthal Financial

Science Karen Kozarsky ’77 VP for Research & Development, ReGenX Biosciences

Social Work Jen Barna ’06 Therapeutic Social Worker, Jewish Child Care Assoc. & Fostering Care for Children

Information Technology Lonnie Stanley Founder and President, Kimmel Group


Alumni Sports

MFS alumni soccer players braved the cold weather on November 24 for the Alumni Soccer Game won by the “Odd Years” 2-1. Front: Jim Bonder ’96, Dave Pettigrew ’97, Pete Siemons ’04, Takashi Moriuchi ’92, Tony Yi ’91, Ted Hopton ’80, Janak Bhatt ’09, Ben Lasserre ’10, Shawn Gupta ’10, Peter Barna ’11, Jerry Appleton ’00, Adam Briggs ’00, Jake O’Donnell ’11 and School Committee Clerk Naoji Moriuchi ’94. Standing: David Baiada ’95, Joe Fillipone ’11, Mike Murray ’08, Dave Levinsky ’93, Will Stouffer ’05, Seiji Moriuchi ’98, Shane McAleer ’92, Alex Levy ’07, Andrew Setz-Kelly ’07, Mike Stobbe ’09, Justin Stark ’10, John Latimer ’11, Boys Soccer Coach Mike Schlotterbeck, Curran Ellis ’11, Nick Cook ’11 and Kyle Koste ’11.

For the second year in a row, the Alumni Basketball Game went an extra stanza as the Red team edged the Blue team. Front Row: Steve Haines ‘08, Jake Brown ‘12, Mike Stobbe ‘09, Isaias Munoz ‘11, Shawn Stutz ‘06, Andrew Preston ‘06, former Middle School basketball coach and alumni parent Phillip Spencer-Linzie, Brian Turner ‘98 and Keith Benson ‘98. Middle Row: Middle School Director Steve Shaffer, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Seiji Moriuchi ’98, Mike Cunningham ‘12, Darshak Thosani ‘11, Math Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director and Boys Baseball Coach Ron Obermeier, Steve Dwyer ‘12, Justin Spencer-Linzie ’10, Middle School English Teacher Charles Isdell and Joseph Park ‘91. Top Row: Greg Billings ‘84, Boys Basketball Coach and MFS parent Colin Haynes, Eric Maertin ‘10, Curran Ellis ‘11, Evan Armstrong ‘11, former Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Winklespecht ‘98, JV Boys Basketball Coach and Social Studies Teacher Parker Curtis. 16

Class Notes


Auchter, Mary Goodnow Meyer and

England to visit our relatives eat into the

Betty Newell Nelson welcomed her 20th

Gretchen Kieckhefer Finch. I send my

spring and fall. We’re the ones to travel

grandchild, Jack, last spring. She toured

best wishes to the Class of 1948!”

to them and it is lovely territory to visit.

Alaska with her daughter Peggy and

Greetings to all the ’49ers!”

grandson Seamus in July and visited


cousins in Seattle. She wrote her third

Margarita Sharp Johnson writes: “My

Hank and Joan Herbst Lumb ’50 still

book and is currently writing a book on

husband of 47 years, Carl, passed away

reside in Florida. Hank continues to fly

her Quaker ancestors who helped settle

in August so life is a bit different. But

his airplane that he built and Joan is

New Jersey.

I’m still enjoying my lovely home in

busy as a docent at the Norton Museum,

rural Connecticut, and my family, church

giving Headstart tours one day and

and friends, and, as always, our cottage

teaching ancient Chinese and early

on the lake in New Hampshire.”

Italian art to university students the next.

1942 Janet Hall Birdsall recently welcomed

Joan writes: “Keeps me on my toes – life

two great-grandchildren for a total of seven. She enjoyed her 70th MFS

Molly Wood Logan writes: “The years do

reunion last May.

fly past! Our son Chris and wife Heidi

is good!”

celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary


this year! Older ‘grand’ Naomi is

Lydia Stefanov Demko writes:

On page 23 of the Fall 2012 issue of

gainfully employed in Washington, D.C.

“Life is interesting, as we have four

Among Friends, Marion Glover Fitkin

Younger ‘grand’ graduates from McGill

grandchildren between the ages of eight

was mistakenly identified as having 42

University! She had a fabulous year

and 16, and I still work as a contract

great grandchildren. Marion was quick

travelling to four countries in a religion

linguist two times a week, provided

to alert us (in good humor) that this

and culture course last year. We are

age-related issues don’t interfere. But,

number should be two.

doing well and so glad we made the

God willing, we do plan to attend our

move to a continuing care retirement

60th reunion. See you!”



community in Hockessin, DE ten years

Barbara Jefferis Gunn Haines writes: “I

ago. We still go to the lake community

Mary Ricketts reports that she is

enjoy keeping in touch with classmates

in the Poconos, but have stopped the

currently cancer-free. She notes that her

Peggy Voorhees Beal, Mary Lou Brown

trips to the Caribbean. Two trips to New

YMCA friends have been very supportive

Book by James Scott ’54 Featured in The New York Times Yale University’s Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology James C. Scott was recently featured on the front page of The New York Times Arts section in an article entitled “Professor Who Learns from Peasants” about his latest book, Two Cheers for Anarchy: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play. An influential political theorist and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among Scott’s many other books are Weapons of the Weak and The Art of Not Being Governed. Two Cheers reprises the themes of his earlier books in a series of 29 personal “fragments,” making a case for what he calls “the anarchist squint.” Seen through Professor Scott’s squint, anarchist principles are in action all around us, whether in jaywalking, the anti-SAT movement or assembly-line slowdowns — all Two Cheers for Anarchy by examples, he contends, of everyday resistance to the rule of technocratic elites. James C. Scott ’54 Scott is the official founder of Yale’s agrarian studies program as well as an unofficial founder of the field of “resistance studies.” His book Weapons of the Weak (1985) is a study of peasant resistance based on fieldwork in a Malaysian village. In the book he explored the ways peasants and other powerless people used evasion and subterfuge, rather than direct confrontation, to thwart efforts at centralized state control. Scott was honored by Moorestown Friends in 2001 as recipient of the Alumni Association’s Alice Paul Merit Award.


Class Notes

and her real friends have been with her all the way. She writes: “On the plus



Ellen Kline Burman is still living on her

Rowland Ricketts is currently improving

side, I have a comfortable life, wonderful

farm and has several horses. Two of her

after receiving a liver transplant this past

friends and – I’m thinner! On the

grandchildren are in college and the five


minus side, we have the Phillies and

grandchildren still at home play soccer.

the Eagles.”

1958 Brenda Kumpf Donahue writes: “All is well, and I feel grateful when I say that. Volunteering, reading, exercising, cooking soups and planning a lovely spring break with Chuck in Charleston! I spent Christmas week in Virginia with my daughter Kaylie.”

1961 Bill Archer is on the reinstated Alumni Board of Philadelphia University. Last September, he travelled to the Greenbrier in West Virginia, Charlotte, NC, the Titanic Museum and Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Diana Myers Zanzot recently moved to Charlottesville, VA and is enjoying the perks of University of Virginia concerts, sporting events and adult education Sachiko Yamamoto ’61 sent this print depicting her experience traveling to Moorestown as an exchange student.

courses. She is also enjoying Civil War lectures, the Blue Ridge Mountains and visiting the homes of three U.S. Presidents. Sachiko Yamamoto sent MFS holiday greetings together with a print of an original painting (see above). She is the former clerk of the Japan Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends. Sachiko writes: “My painting…shows my experience on the boat when I was heading for Moorestown, NJ as an exchange student more than half a century ago. At first, I felt very insecure like an ant on a leaf, when the warm light shone on me. After that, I felt God’s existence quite near me and that I was not alone.”

Class of 1962 alumni Bo Bohaker, Dick Horner and Polly Price in Cambridge, MA. 18

Class Notes

Members of the MFS alumni community gathered on January 14, 2013 at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.. Left to right: Laura Bader ’12, alumni parent Carmen Walker, Mary Goodnow Meyer ’48, Sean Mulligan ’06, Alex Schank ’04, Sarah Geiger ’05, Greg Billings ’84, Gary Holtzman ’89, Caitlin McCarrie ’05, Melanie Beth Oliviero ’72, Head of School Larry Van Meter ’68, Barbara Johnson ’88, John Dick ’52, Noel Susskind ’72, Debbie Harris ’03, Wayne Martin ’70, Jocelyn Ziemian ’91, former faculty member John Mahoney and Judd Ullom ’02.


castle in rural North Carolina. Karen


Virginia Grisel Guerrera welcomed new

writes: “Writing is my fourth – or is it

granddaughter, Gabriella, on Sept. 2,

fifth – job. I also own a bed & breakfast,

beloved friend Joe passed on November

daughter of Dr. Angela Dixon Guerrera

Rosemary House, in Pittsboro, NC.

11 leaving me endeavoring to begin a

’99 and Justin Guerrera ’99.

I’d love to see more MFS friends on

new chapter. I visited my niece and a


very best friend in North Carolina in

In December, Polly Price, Bo Bohaker

Ellen Doak Winslow writes: “My

November. I am in contact with Jane

and Dick Horner celebrated their 50½


reunion over dinner in Cambridge, MA.

Ron Luber writes: “Our son Ben is the

Judy Ostrov Edell, Roz Novack ’65 and

first assistant men’s basketball coach at

Chris Faye Henry ’65.’’

Karen Williams

SUNY Binghamton – one of the youngest

Pullen recently

first assistants in Division I basketball.

published her

Our son David is a marketing executive

first mystery,

at the Revel Casino.”

Cold Feet. It involves an


undercover drug

Ellen Tyler Miller is still working full

agent, a stalker

time and is entering oil paintings into



two religious scammers and a


cocaine dealer

Beth Reagan Preston writes: “Looking

at a wedding at a faux Scottish

Cold Feet by Karen Williams Pullen ’62 was published in January.

McGibbeny, Debbie Ohler Bowman,

1967 Tom Hedges writes: “I had an eventful and productive trip to Namibia in July and look forward to working with colleagues at the new medical school in Windhook again this year.”

1968 Lynn Mitchell Decker moved to Crystal Lake, FL in 2011. She is doing murals, art work and swimming.

forward to retirement – after 32 years it will be good to make hay when the sun shines!” 19

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1971 Kurt Klaus recently had dinner with Paul Harrison ’72 and his wife, Jeanie. He also met up with Jeff Miller. Kurt writes: “Nice to see friends from Friends!” Judith Hurst Loane and her husband Paul are thrilled that their daughter Katie ’12 was so well-prepared for her first semester at Rutgers. “Thanks MFS!”

1972 Betsy Dunn Ross writes: “Kudos to Elisa, Bill and Joel for putting together our 40th reunion in May. It was wonderful, many thanks.”

1981 Susan Harrison writes: “My husband

Brothers Takashi ’92, Seiji ’98 and School Committee Clerk Naoji Moriuchi ’94 participated in the Alumni Soccer Game in November.

Paul Reed and I continue to enjoy life


in Louisville, KY. If any MFS alum are

Colonel G. Shawn Wells, Jr. is attending

passing through please remember that

the Eisenhower School for National

the ‘S&P B&B’ is here if you need a place

Strategy and Resourcing Strategy in

to stay -”

Fort McNair, VA. He was selected for promotion to the rank of Colonel. His


wife Shelly volunteers at their daughter’s

Katherine Caldwell writes: “So glad I

school. This past year she helped build

went to our 30th reunion last year. The

a WWI replica airplane from scratch

ties made during those few years at MFS

and continues to pursue her passion for

have sustained well over the years. And

flying. Their daughter Katie is in fifth

have helped sustain me too.”

grade. She participates in Girl Scouts, soccer and is a volunteer for Tails High,

1983 Joenathan Barnes is the president

a non-profit cat rescue group.

of his family-owned business, MTM


Communications, in Chesapeake, VA.

Whitney Wells DiBella and her family

His sons, Denzel and Jalen, have a

recently moved to a new home in

continues to work for Recovery Physical

YouTube show called BarnesBrosTV. He

Alexandria, VA and enjoyed two great

Therapy of New York. Her husband Rick

and his wife Regina enjoy being youth

vacations in North Carolina and Texas.

was recently promoted to Executive

leaders at their church Rapture Bible

They love the added space and a big

Producer for “State of the Union with

Training and Worship Center.

yard for the boys. Her son Peter is in

Candy Crowley” and “Reliable Sources”

his last year of prekindergarten and is

on CNN.

busy with soccer, swimming and other activities. Gregory is beginning to walk and is getting into everything. Whitney 20

Ted Kushner ‘88

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Class of 1997 friends recently gathered for a mini-reunion: Kristen Bromley Fitzgerald, Suzann Schellenger Bouchard and Jennifer Totis Obsatz.

MFS alums gathered for their annual Christmas Pollyanna Dinner at the home of Bree and Ryan Rutherford ’99. Left to right: Tucker Rutherford, Ryan Rutherford ’99, Bree Rutherford, Doug Fitzgerald, Kristin Bromley Fitzgerald ’97, Clark Fitzgerald, Seiji Moriuchi ’98, John Campisi ’99, Alexis Siemons ’01, Tara Winkelspecht and Ryan Winkelspecht ’98. Ted Kushner writes that he “feels

ceremony and celebration for fall 2013 in

stunned that a quarter century has gone

Laurent’s hometown of Lyon, France.

by. He has had a year of great change. His parents moved to Florida’s Gulf


Coast and he is now living back on Cox

In May, Felicia Rockko graduated from

Road in Moorestown. He writes: “It’s just

the Johns Hopkins University School

like the old days. Time flies.”

of Nursing with her second bachelor’s degree. She is currently working in the

Barbara Johnson is still working at the

surgical intensive care unit at the Mayo

U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. She writes:

She and her husband Chris celebrated

“I absolutely love it! Sadly, I missed our

their 10th anniversary. Their son Alex is

20-year reunion, but I enjoyed seeing

almost five and attends the Smithsonian

pictures in Among Friends.”

daycare where the children go to the museums every day.

William Schultz, Jr. is a librarian at Eastern Illinois University after moving

Nancy Polutan (currently in Budapest

there from North Carolina. His wife

with the United Nations High

Bonnie teaches in the history department

Commission on Refugees) and Laurent

and they have a 2½ year old son Henry.

Teulieres, were married in February

Linsey Davis ’95 and Paul Roberts were married on March 10, 2013 at Oheka Castle on Long Island, NY. Wedding guests included Ashley King ’95, Michael ’94 and Kristen Overholt Ireland ’94.

2012. The mayor of Cherry Hill


officiated at the wedding which took

Bill Fearn moved to Colorado with

place while Nancy was in the U.S.

his wife where he works at Brentwood

on sabbatical, which she spent on a

Middle School teaching physical science,

fellowship at the Weatherhead Center

U.S. history and reading at the eighth

for International Affairs at Harvard

grade level. He also enjoys easy access to

University. They are planning a religious

world-class hiking in the Rockies.

1995 Linsey Davis, a reporter for ABC News, was married to Paul Roberts on March 10. Prior to their wedding, Linsey was featured on the TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress, Atlanta,” which showed Linsey choosing her wedding gown. Additionally the wedding preparations were highlighted on “Good Morning America” on ABC.


Class Notes

Kristen Stobbe ’08 and her fiancé Erik Jesperson.

Members of the Class of 2002 gathered at the Tap Room and Grill in Haddonfield on November 24. Front: Rebecca Stackhouse O’Brien, Kellie Machlus, Kristen Myers, Lauren Henderson Fontanella, Katie Holden, Kathleen Tierney, Deborah Edmund with baby Henry, Steve Edmund, Aaron Moore, Stephanie Guiliano Caputo and Alex Katinos. Back: Mike Brick, Owen Conlow, Michelle Muzyka, Judd Ullom, Stevi Speller Evans, Elon Brown, Matt Stevens, Dave Hasner and Rich Stouffer.

Simona Munson ’95 and her wife Meghan on their wedding day. Simona Munson writes: “On September 8, my partner Meghan and I were legally married in her parents’ backyard in Marshfield, MA, surrounded by loving family and friends. For us, it was a magical day that exceeded all of our expectations. Here’s hoping that New Jersey soon joins the other several states in recognizing legal marriage for all couples, and that the rest of the U.S. does the same.” Lee Porter’s “My Ruined Life” web series was named as the Best Web Series Shot in Philadelphia at the First Glance Film Festival. 22

Members of the Van Cleve family attended Yuka Murakami’s wedding in Japan. Left to right: Katie Van Cleve ’05, Laila Van Cleve ’15, Paul Van Cleve, Yuka Murakami ’04, Katie’s husband Andrew Long, Sarah Van Cleve ’07 and Yuka’s husband Nobu Enda.



Lauren A. Beetle has become a partner

See photos on page 21

in the Marlton firm Hyland Levin LLP, Attorneys at Law. Lauren will continue


to concentrate her practice on real

Kalia Brooks recently curated an art

estate, including multi-family investor

exhibit at Haverford College entitled,

representation, liquor license regulation

“OPP: Other People’s Property” which

and business law.

surveys the work of photo conceptual artist Hank Thomas Williams. In

Class Notes

attendance were members of the Van Cleve family: Katie ’05, Sarah ’07 and Laila ’15. During Yuka’s attendance at MFS in 2001-02, she stayed with the Van Cleves.

2005 After graduating from American University in Washington, D.C., Max Friedman went on to earn a J.D. from Rutgers University Law School – Camden. In July 2012, Max took the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar Exams and is admitted to practice in both jurisdictions. Max now works as an Tim Cook ’08 (top center), a teacher at Ramallah Friends School, visited Joel Hager’s MFS Modern Middle East course in January.

Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia.

2008 Kristen Stobbe was recently engaged to Erik Jesperson. They met at Rowan University during their freshman year. They will be married on June 28, 2014 at the Bradford Estate in Hainesport. Jen Briones will be the Maid of Honor. Tim Cook, a teacher at Ramallah Friends School, visited Joel Hager’s Upper School “Modern Middle East” class on January 7. He shared his experiences of life and education in Palestine and answered questions for students. Members of the Class of 2012 returned to MFS to meet with seniors to discuss college life. Left to right: Doug Adair, Lorenzo Gibson, Angel Mathew, Laura Bader, Paige Dubrow and Karan Hiremath.

2012 Brianna Howarth hosts a radio show on Friday mornings called “B’s Beats”

February, she was the moderator of

and Late Medieval Heretics,” focused

for SCAD Radio, the radio station at the

a symposium: “Now Dig This! From

on the relationship of early Quakers and

Savannah College of Art and Design.

Los Angeles to New York,” held at the

Catholic heretics. Dan is a 2003 graduate

Museum of Modern Art in New York.

of Haverford and he received his Ph.D. in Theology and Religion from the

Dan Zemaitis presented a lecture at Haverford College for the Young

University of Birmingham, U.K. in 2011.

Academic Alumni Lecture Series. His


talk, entitled “Convergent Paths: The

In November, Yuka Murakami was

Correspondence Between Early Quakers

married in Japan to Nobu Enda. In

Class Notes received after March 15 will be printed in the next issue of Among Friends.


In Memoriam Title

George G. “Bud” Aaronson, Jr. husband of Janet Carslake Aaronson ’52 Jeanne Cramer Armstrong ’46

Elizabeth Matlack Haines ’31 mother of Gail Haines, Philip Haines ’63 and Bruce Haines ’73, sister of the late Robert W. Matlack ’27, and daughter of the late former School Committee member Samuel Matlack

Frederick Beall ’71 W. Edward Borton ’36 former School Committee member, brother of the late Margaret Borton ’28 and the late Alfred C. Borton ’25 Margaret Janney Bowker sister of Ernest Janney ’47, Frances Janney Ventola ’50 and Eleanor Janney Dunfee ’53 Gardiner Bridge former Head of School William Castone Middle School Boys “B” Basketball Coach Wilda DeCou wife of the late Thomas S. DeCou ’30, mother of Anthony DeCou ’60, Andrea DeCou Cranmer ’62, Christina DeCou Krutsky ’63, Patricia DeCou LaMountain ’63, Rolf DeCou ’65, David DeCou ’68 and the late Thomas Lauren DeCou ’58 Barbara Elkinton wife of Tom Elkinton ’39 Robert T. Flower ’43 Gay Evans wife of Art Evans, Jr. ’58 Frank Haley, Jr. ’36 Brother of Robert Haley ’40 and father of Donald Haley ’63

Janet MacLaren Johnson Hewes ’41 wife of Robert Morris Hewes, III ’40 and sister of Eldridge Johnson ’40 Karen A. Kaufman-Yin ’74 sister of Renee Kaufman ’68 Gloria Stratton Kelly ’41 mother of Kevin Kelly ’73 and Bert Kelly ’61 Gloria R. Kolodziejczak volunteer at Moorestown Friends Thrift Shop Franke Jugel MacDonald ’58 wife of the late James C. MacDonald ’56 Cetin A. Okcuoglu father of Lale Okcuoglu Verhulst ’84, Erol Okcuoglu ’85, Ayla Okcuoglu ’89 and Selen Okcuoglu ’98 Malcolm H. Roberts ’37 father of Karen Roberts ’77, Rebecca Roberts ’70, David Roberts ’73, Nancy Roberts ’66 and Thomas Roberts ’65 Victoria T. Starr former faculty member Tara Smith mother of Christopher J. Markley ’21 Frances Elizabeth Tallman Mother of Carol Tallman Crawford ’61, Irving Tallman, Jr. ’63 and the late Sandra Tallman Lindsey ’57 Miriam Cosand Ward mother of Elizabeth Ward Alexander ’66 and Robert C. Ward ’70

Editor’s Note: Full obituaries are found on the MFS website. “In Memoriam” lists the passing of the following: alumni; immediate family of alumni (father, mother, child, spouse, sibling); current parents; current and past faculty and staff; spouses, partners and children of current faculty, staff and administration; current and former trustees; and spouses and children of current trustees. Notices will include any of the deceased’s relatives who are MFS alumni. To locate full obituaries on the MFS website, click on the News section of the site and select “Among Friends Extras” in the submenu. Alumni that do not have access to the Internet may contact Director of Marketing and Communications Mike Schlotterbeck at 856-914-4434 to request that a hard copy of an obituary be mailed to your home.



Alumni Weekend

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4 Friday, May 3

5:00 p.m. Dedication of McShap Path. The McShap Path was installed in the winter of 2012 to connect the Main Campus with Hartman Hall on the former Greenleaf Property. It was given by Leonard ’60 and Patricia McGinley Shapiro in honor of their parents, Ethel and Louis Shapiro and Mary Lesta and Martin McGinley. 

11:30 a.m. Meeting for Worship, in the Meeting House.

6:00 p.m. Dinner Among Friends, in the Dining Hall Commons. Greet classmates and teachers and applaud the 2013 Alumni Association Award recipients. Plan a table with your MFS friends, whether it’s your reunion year or not.

Tours of Campus Continue

Saturday, May 4 10:00 a.m. Alumni Association Meeting, in Stokes Hall Lobby. The final Alumni Association Meeting of the school year will feature a presentation on the “The Shared Legacy of Alice Stokes Paul,” with Chester Reagan Chair Priscilla Taylor-Williams, Lower/Middle Quaker Education Coordinator Lynne Brick and former Alumni Association Clerk Warren Nelson ’58. Learn about one of the school’s most famous graduates, Alice Stokes Paul, Class of 1901, and how her legacy continues today at MFS and beyond. 11:00 a.m. Student Guided Tours begin. Tours will be available throughout the day, departing from Stokes Hall Lobby.

12:00 p.m. Luncheon in Honor of the 50th Reunion Class and all prior classes, in the Dining Hall Commons. 12:00 p.m. FREE Alumni Association Picnic, in the Field House Commons. Complimentary food will be available for all alumni.

2:00 p.m. Celebration of Girls Lacrosse, on the Athletic Fields Come celebrate the 55th anniversary of the girls lacrosse program which will include an Alumnae vs. Varsity Lacrosse match. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Alumni Networking and Class Reunion Reception. All alumni are invited to the Greenleaf Main Building to socialize with classmates and current and former faculty members including Grace Kennedy Blackburn, Mike Brunswick, Heidi Schwartz Brunswick, Neil Hartman, Richard Marcucci, Karen Washington, Mary Williams and more. Reunion photos will be taken for Among Friends magazine. Alumni from non-reunion years are encouraged to attend this event as well. MFS alumni have a wide-ranging professional network and this reception will be an opportunity to connect with graduates in similar fields.

This year’s Alumni Association Award recipients are:

A Minute of Appreciation will be read for Lower/Middle School Quaker Education Coordinator Lynne Brick who is retiring at the end of the school year.

Lynne Brick Deborah Miller Hull ’63

Tom and Debbie Whitesell

Brian E. Turner ’98

Alice Paul Merit Award

Service Award

Young Alumni Award

Lower/Middle School Quaker Education Coordinator

To register online, visit and click on “Alumni.” Remember, this year’s reunion classes are the 3’s and 8’s.

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The early childhood education program has a new name: Beginnings at MFS: The Moorestown Friends School Early Childhood Program. Read more on page 4

Among Friends - Spring 2013  

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