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Global Possibilities

Summer 2011

Moses Brown Cupola

Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire the inner promise of each student and instill the utmost care for learning, people, and place. — Moses Brown School mission statement

Moses Brown School Board of Trustees 2011-2012 Frohman C. Anderson ’80 P ’10 ’12 John T. Barrett, Jr. ’63 P ’01 Neil S. Beranbaum ’86 P ’22 ’24 Emily Low Boenning ’81 Russell Carpenter ’59 David Costantino P ’12 Clerk, Buildings & Grounds Committee Marc A. Crisafulli P ’12 ’14 ’17

About Our Cover

Dana Falk P ’11 ’14 ’14

College Counseling Director Helen Scotte Gordon

Clerk, Development Committee

captured our cover image in Costa Rica.

Katharine Hazard Flynn P ’12 ’15

This summer, Chris Jenkins, Betsy Archibald,

Debbie Phipps and Scotte (shown second from right) headed to Costa Rica to utilize The Edward E. Ford Foundation grant, established to support faculty professional development. Chris, Scotte and Debbie

Clerk, Parents’ Association Ted Fischer ’83 P ’12 ’14 ’17

Treasurer Clerk, Budget & Finance Committee Gary Goldberg ’87 P ’17 ’19 ’20 Brian Goldner P ’14 Habib Y. Gorgi ’74 P ’08 ’10 ’12 ’17 Clerk of the Board

studied Spanish intensively, while Betsy explored

Clerk, Executive Committee

Costa Rican literature and conversation. “The two

Melissa Crouchley Hem ’85

weeks were a wonderful window on the people and their issues,” says Betsy.

At the end of each day of study, they toured their

surroundings on foot or bike, visited wildlife refuges,

David Holdt Lee Jaspers P ’11 ’14 Mary Jo Kaplan P ’08 ’11 Kathleen Levesque P’ 12 ’14 ’17 Frederick Martin

explored local arts and music, cooked and sampled

M. Willis Monroe ’04

native foods and fruits — and tested their language

Elizabeth Morse

skills wherever they went.

The estudiantes also enjoyed learning about Costa

Rican wildlife. En route to the coastal village of Puerto Viejo, they had the opportunity to experience

Neal Pandozzi ’91 Jaymin Patel P ’16 ’17 Dieter Pohl P ’14 Stephanie Ogidan Preston ’97 Clerk, Alumni Association

the jungle in the remote village of Tortuguero,

James Reavis P ’11 ’13 ’16

accessible only by boat through a dense system of

Clerk, Trustees Committee

canals. There, they saw — and heard — crocodile, toucan, macaw, sloth, and howler monkeys.

Scotte has led College Counseling at MB for 24

years. “Helping to guide seniors to the next phase

Cynthia West Reik Lisa Rocchio ’85 P ’14 ’15 ’21 Martha Schwope Friends Coordinator Carol Smith

of their lives is very satisfying to me,” says Scotte.

Recording Clerk

“It is truly a gift to read their college essays. I love to

E. Paul Sorensen P ’02

watch students take risks and assume responsibility

Blair D. Stambaugh

for their paths and decisions. I am proud to represent a school with such a fine national reputation.”

Sheri Sweitzer P ’05 Assistant Clerk Clerk, Strategic Planning Committee Reza Taleghani ’90

Catch up with Scotte and other MB faculty and staff at

Catherine Terry Taylor P ’15

Homecoming weekend this fall.

Clerk, Nominating Committee Steven Tripp P ’19 ’24 Carl Weinberg P ’90 ’94 ’16 ’24

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Cupola A bi-annual magazine for Moses Brown School alumni Editor Sandi Seltzer P ’09 ’13 Managing Editor Kristen A. Curry


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37 Global Challenges, Global Possibilities


Guest editor: John Silva ’75, page 7

A Letter from Head of School Matt Glendinning


Hope & Lloyd: School News



Marie Ewens Brown ’95

10 Robert Gosselink ’82

Alumni Events & Connections


Reunion 2011


Class Notes


14 Sarah Rogers ’78

The Moses Brown Fund


15 Omar Siddiqi ’91

Welcome, Class of 2011


In Memoriam


16 Thomas Frater ’82

Amazing Race? MB Around the World


Former Faculty & Staff


20 Carolyn Garth

Sustaining the Academic Environment


21 Global Education at MB

12 Charlie Paull ’70

17 Global Alumni

A letter from Matt Glendinning, Head of School “Some of our Kenyan buddies say they argue with their siblings over clothes, chores, and toys, like some of us do. Our buddies can use peace to resolve these conflicts, and we can too.”

From the fourth grade’s partnership with Kenya, a MB student reflection. See faculty member Carolyn Garth’s essay on page 20 in this issue of Cupola.

This quote from one of our younger

with investigating and recommending the

students serves as a fitting introduction

best forms of “global education” for MB.

to this edition of Cupola. This issue is

(Please see page 21 for recommendations

devoted to globalism, and the many ways

from the Global Stewardship Task Force.)

that Moses Brown teachers, students and

alumni are responding to and impacting

team, Moses Brown seeks to produce “global

an increasingly interconnected world.

stewards,” a rising generation of leaders

with the skills, values and desire to solve

globalization certainly has benefitted many

emerging local and global challenges. To do

people and regions of the world, it also has

so, the school is committed to offering a

brought about unintended consequences

“global education.”

such as corruption, vast disparities in

wealth, and the erosion of indigenous

introduce new forms of professional

cultures. Graduates today are entering a

development for faculty; expand the scope,

world very different from the 20th century,

frequency and destinations of language

and as both Marie Ewens Brown ’95 and

and service trips; strengthen local and

Tom Frater ’82 note on the pages within,

global service learning; and augment the

it is clear that new skills, approaches

curriculum with offerings such as Ethics and

and mindsets are needed for success

Conflict Resolution. In these ways we aim to

and leadership in the 21st century.

produce leaders motivated less by status

I first became interested in “global”

Over the next several years, MB will

and power and more by a sense of kinship

forms of education in college. As a

with and responsibility for others.

sophomore at Dartmouth, I participated

in a program in Greece that transformed

Cupola seem to share several things in

my understanding both of the world and

common. Each has found a passion that

of myself as a student. (On page 7, Guest

touches on a global issue or problem (e.g.,

Editor John Silva ’75 describes a similar

shifting demographics and immigration;

experience in Mexico). As a result, I changed

world trade; climatology; energy supply;

my major from engineering to classical

global health; international security). Each

archaeology, I began studying foreign

has developed relevant expertise. And all

languages seriously, and I went on to a

are putting their skills to work in service of

career in education that involved living

larger communities. We are honored to

and working in England, Spain, Greece

count them among the ranks of Moses

and Turkey.

Brown alumni, and we hope you will find


This is a timely and critical issue. While

Following the recommendations of that

One of the things that attracted me to

The alumni featured in this issue of

their stories inspiring and thought-

Moses Brown was the school’s clear desire


to bring a more global emphasis to its

programs and the experience of its

conversation going. Please email me at

students. Consequently, in the fall of 2009 if you

we convened a research team called the

would like to respond to anything you

Global Stewardship Task Force, charged

see here.

As always, I invite you to keep the

d Welcome, new faculty! The MB community welcomes the arrival of new faculty members this fall who represent decades of public and private school experience. Among the new faculty are three MB graduates: Allie Weitberg Jones

News from Moses Brown Today

’96 teaching in the preprimary class, Katie Evans ’06 in middle school science, and Jim Dickson ’05 in upper school math.

Joanne Coombs retires from MB Presidential Scholar awards Senior Dylan Neel ’11 and history teacher Jennifer Stewart were honored at the Presidential Scholar awards weekend in Washington D.C. in June. Dylan, named Presidential Scholar of Rhode Island, was one of 141 high school seniors from across the country to receive the award and was selected out of 3,000 candidates. Jennifer received an award from the U.S. Department of Education based on Dylan’s application essay on how she inspired him in his time at MB.

Third grade teacher Joanne Coombs retired in

June, capping a 19-year career where she was

solvers, deep thinkers, well-rounded, passionate,

Joanne describes MB students as “problem

known for her warmth and student-centered

eager, and cooperative.” “Watching students

approach to teaching. Joanne taught first and

move on to the next levels, where they have

third grades and also worked with the lower

choices and take ownership of learning, has been

school chorus. In her time at MB Joanne

extremely rewarding,” Joanne says. “The most

participated in the Fulbright Memorial Teacher

special moments are those when, by choice,

Fund Program, visiting schools in Japan and

former students would seek me out to reminisce

used a Leonard Miller Travel Grant, traveling to

about their third grade hopes, dreams, and

Peru to research Incan culture.


MB contributes to Special Olympics Throughout campus last spring, many fine and generous knitters gathered to work for the Scarves For Special Olympics collection. The MB knitters contributed a total of 43 scarves to the effort. Some of the scarves were given to athletes, coaches, and families of Rhode Island Special Olympians this year at the Rhode Island Winter Games. MB also hosted a Special Olympics Basketball game on campus, with warm support for the visiting athletes.

Foo Dogs On April 21, 2011 the Yat K. Tow Family,

What’s race got to do with it?

including former Trustee C. June Tow and

This was just one question asked this year at AISNE’s 2011 High School Students of Color Conference,

daughter Heather Tow-Yick ’94, came to

held in Holyoke, Mass. MB sent nine students to the conference, which was created in recognition of

campus for the Foo Dogs dedication. The

the unique needs, experiences, and challenges of students of color in independent schools. Upper

magnificent dogs, a gift from the family,

School Diversity Coordinator / language teacher Chandra Harris accompanied the students, along

have been located at the entrance to Lower

with Jill Stockman, College Counseling office. The conference featured speakers, performances, affinity

School for the last decade, guarding and

groups, group sharing, and a variety of workshops, including: The Northern Civil Rights Struggle,

protecting the children.

Islam, The Melting Pot, Mirage: Media and Race, and Introduction to Salsa Dancing.


photo: Scott McCall/

Congratulations The Class of 2011 received a number of significant awards. Four seniors received coveted National Merit Scholarship Awards and seven were honored within the National Merit program as Commended students. Kevin Matson has been named interim Dean of Students for the 2011-12 school year. Nine MB upper school students took part in the Rhode Island Science Olympiad, winning gold medals in the Forensics contest and in a team Science Bowl (quiz game) competition. They also won a silver

Earth Week 2011 Among many new activities designed by students and faculty this year, several hundred Random Acts of Greenness (RAGS) were collected, linked together, and displayed in the school library. From recycling their #5s to commuting via bicycle, MB community

medal in an event called Mission Possible, for which two students built a Rube Goldberg machine.

members found countless ways to be green.

The R.I. Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association named Jeff Maidment as Athletic Director

games and workshops with lower school

of the Year.

students. Students and faculty also lit up the

Middle school math teacher Dan Ohl will participate in the next cohort of the Friends Council on Education’s Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools.

Members of the Environmental Club shared

library by riding an Energy Cycle.

The school year ended with Friends Garden

celebrating its second growing season on the

Lacrosse player Hannah Saris ’12 competed in the Women’s Division National Tournament and in the

Moses Brown campus: by the end of the

Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPN RISE Games this summer, where she gained national

summer the garden contributed 375 pounds of

press coverage for her incredible performance.

fresh produce for the food pantry at Camp

Superior: The rating received by MB ensembles this year in competition — middle school jazz, upper

Street Ministries.

school string, and upper school wind. Members of MB’s upper school chorus also took first place at New York’s Heritage Festival. 36 upper school students were recognized for outstanding performance on the National Latin Exam, twenty four attained top scores on the National Spanish Exam, and seven received honors for their achievement on the National French Contest. Four MB seniors signed onto Division 1 collegiate teams: field hockey’s Liza Green to play at Brown and football players Daril Geisser, Sonny Porcaro, and CJ Handley to play at URI, Marist College, and Presbyterian College. The school year began on September 7, 2011, fully enrolled with 779 students.

Creative ways toward understanding diversity Lower and middle school students utilized

Wind Ensemble Reception Matt Glendinning, Steve Toro and composer George Masso pictured at the Brown University-Moses Brown Combined Wind Ensemble Reception. The performance took place on March 11 at Sayles Hall at Brown University.

interesting means of exploring diversity this past year. In lower school, students participated in a series of diversity workshops, each classroom hosting a different experience. During these, students were guided to explore issues and viewpoints that might be out of their normal everyday experience. Middle school students explored Colombian culture both through art and language studies. In studio art, they created their own versions of El sombrero alto del (the top hat of the) Congo Grande, which


is part of the annual Carnaval de Barranquilla.

“The notion of ‘global’ really is more of a mindset barrier today than a physical or financial one for many families.”

Global Challenges, Global Possibilities By Guest Editor John Silva ’75 I APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO

SHARE with MB’s alumni community after

Quaker writings often link this advice to

business with an Eastern Block immigrant

so many years and miles away. Since

Vocation. A friend from Westerly Meeting,

woman. This was a decade before Hispanic

graduating in 1975, my career has for the

Dan Campbell, introduced me to Quaker

was a racial designation for the Colombian

most part been forged in the agricultural

businessman John Woolman’s writings

factory workers in Pawtucket and Central

community of Salinas, California. I have

more than a decade ago. Woolman says that

Falls. Today there are numerous Latino

been practicing family medicine for a

“to turn all the treasures we possess into

cultures thriving within city limits. And

largely first-generation group of Mexican

the channel of Universal Love becomes the

with the power of the worldwide web, all

immigrants on essentially the same

business of our lives.” Certainly a difficult

students today have the option of global

block since 1987. This has been both

admonition in the complete, as Woolman

exchange and collaboration, interface and

revealing and satisfying and I would not

was able to achieve, but a worthy course

even enterprise. (At least the beginning of

have changed these many gratifying

of action for which we can and do strive

such, under encouraging guidance.) The

learning opportunities for anything else

in our vocational lives.

world community is truly smaller now

In my study about Stewardship,

job, I worked side by side in a black-owned

professionally. Perhaps the most useful

With regard to the testimony on

and by way of its foundational Quaker

preparation was the many years of Latin

Sustainability/Unity with Nature, it is clear

testimonies, as evidenced here, Moses

and French at MB which allowed me the

that with the changing and, perhaps,

Brown School should be well positioned to

confidence to travel to California’s closest

diminishing physical world, traditional

lead in developing more inclusive methods

international neighbor, Mexico, in 1986,

social justice must now include the impact

of global interaction and stewardship.

after my residency, to take an immersion

of the precarious environmental situations

conversational Spanish course.

that many of the world’s most vulnerable

John Silva is a physician in California. “I was

That eye-opening introduction to

inhabit or reside in. In the last decade, this

the only black kid in my class when I started

language and culture intertwined led to a

concept of environmental justice has been

at MB,” he says, “but little by little, I saw that

depth of understanding of Latin America

made very clear to the entire globe by the

change over time as the school became more

that I use and teach to young physicians-

circumstances seen in the wake of the

diverse.” He recalls Mr. Ward advocating for him

in-training daily. That exposure was

Hurricane Katrina disaster in the historically

to attend MB. “I had a great experience there,”

instrumental to fulfilling my end-of -the-

bustling city of New Orleans in 2005. This

John says, “warmly welcomed by supportive

20th-century American career, begun before

came to mind after reading 1978 alumna

classmates, many of whom were 13-year vets of

people really talked about “globalism.”

Sarah Rogers’ profile about her important

the school. There was a lot of change happening

Nowadays the opportunities are different

proactive work for the citizens of Florida.

at MB and in the country at the time. I value

and, in many ways, more challenging as

the friendships I made there.” After MB, John

it’s very clear the globe is getting smaller;

encouraging profiles display how a milieu

graduated from Tufts, attended medical school at

neighbors are getting closer and more

where Quaker principles are quietly and

Brown, and served on staff at Memorial Hospital

densely fitted, and we are all less resourced.

spiritually guarded on campus, has clearly

in Pawtucket. John has been practicing family

Grand changes are afoot and hopefully

made a difference in the final product. I was

medicine in the barrio of East Salinas, California

Moses Brown is actively educating for them

reminded of this as I read 1982 alumnus

since 1987 and is presently a full-time clinical

by way of its Quaker advices, including those

Tom Frater’s profile. The notion of “global”

faculty member at UCSF’s affiliate hospital in

on Stewardship and the newest testimony on

really is more of a mindset barrier today

Salinas, Natividad Medical Center. John and

Sustainability/Unity with Nature. With well-

than a physical or financial one for many

his wife Natalie have three children — Martin,

founded and intentionally-based instruction,

families. I was recruited to MB from a

Matisse, and Alejandra — and belong to the

the school will continue to teach for those

similar three-block distance from campus

Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting in Carmel.

jobs that do not even exist yet, to paraphrase

as Tom, and my parents both graduated

Connect to John via facebook,

1973 alumnus Peter Zimmerman in a

from Hope High at the time Tom’s parents

roycamp, or

previous issue of this magazine.

were emigrating from Hungary. At my first

I believe the following exciting and


photo: White House

Economic Development Marie Brown came to MB in ninth grade, from Gordon. “I remember thinking MB was really big, which is funny now that I think about it.” Marie says. “I was probably a typical freshman, wanting to make friends and not stick out too much.”

Marie Ewens Brown ’95 Marie Brown ’95 worked at the White House in the Office of African Affairs at the National Security Council. Marie was there for the last six months of the Bush administration and the first ten months of the Obama administration. Now she is at the World Bank working in the U.S. Executive Director’s office, covering Africa and a number of other issues. Both the NSC and World Bank jobs came about through Marie’s work in International Affairs for the U.S. Treasury Department. “Both the World Bank job and NSC job have been fascinating windows into policy making on a global scale,” she says.

What led to your specific interest in security/

complement the existing staff that was

they need to know the risks and the

African affairs?

focused on security issues. I was present for

opportunities of various policy options. You

I would define the focus of my work since

the transition from the Bush Administration

often hear the phrase: “Don’t let the perfect

graduate school as economic development

to the incoming Obama Administration, and

be the enemy of the good.” It’s a bit of a

more than security interests, although the

it was a privilege to work for both. Following

cliché but it also is the reality of getting

two are clearly connected. I joined the

my stint at NSC, I joined the staff of the

things done in a democracy. You have to be

International Affairs Department at the

U.S. Executive Director’s Office at the World

able to compromise to move things through

U.S. Treasury in 2004 and was put to work

Bank, where I continue to look at economic

our system.

immediately on what ultimately became

development issues in Africa as an advisor

known as the Multilateral Debt Relief

to the U.S. representative on the World Bank

Global topics are covered frequently in MB

Initiative, which financed $60 billion in debt

Executive Board.

classrooms today and other alumni in this

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relief from the poorest countries to the IMF


issue share updates on work in the East,

and World Bank. I started out just looking at

What has been the most gratifying, or

Uganda, etc. What can you share with readers

ways that the IMF might be able to finance

challenging, to you about your work?

about situations and/or experiences in Africa?

the debt write-off with their own internal

The most gratifying has certainly been the

Africa is a pretty diverse continent so it’s

resources, since donors were unlikely to be

power for the United States to do good in

hard to generalize. That said, there are some

able to contribute anything close to the

the world when we are humble, focus on

common shared issues. There’s a great spirit

amounts needed. Once we got the sign-off

discrete problems, and work with the

of entrepreneurship and desire to improve

of the Treasury Secretary, we coordinated

international community to generate

one’s quality of life across the region. There

with other governments, the G-7 and the

support for our initiatives. The most

have been some enormously successful

Boards of the IMF and World Bank. It was a

challenging part of my work is certainly

African-run businesses, and increasingly

fascinating first job and made me realize

working in large, sometimes dysfunctional

African entrepreneurs are sharing their

how exciting public policy can be. I had a


knowledge with others around the world.

great boss who had a lot of confidence in

At the same time, there are huge logistical

me and let me run with the issue. After 3 ½

What are key traits or competencies that

obstacles such as lack of electricity (only

years at Treasury, I moved to the White

students wishing to pursue a career path

about 30% of all African households have

House to work with a former Treasury

similar to yours would need?

access to even sporadic electricity), weak

colleague who had been named Special

An ability to distill complicated issues into

infrastructure, onerous regulations, and,

Assistant to the President for African

short oral briefings or 1-2 page memos is

of course, corruption. President Obama’s

Affairs; he wanted someone from Treasury

probably the most important skill for my

speech in Ghana addressed many of these

that understood economic issues and could

work. People don’t have a lot of time, but

issues and made the point that tackling

photos: Curt Carnemark and Thomas Sennett/World Bank

“I joined the International Affairs Department at the U.S. Treasury after graduate school and was put to work immediately on what became known as the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, coordinating the Treasury Secretary, other governments, the G-7 and the Boards of the IMF and World Bank. It was a fascinating first job and made me realize how exciting public policy can be.”

them in a meaningful way is challenging

political process in Zimbabwe and arranged

and ultimately is up to African citizens and

for an Oval Office meeting between Prime

governments. I think “global understanding”

Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the

in my work involves both listening to what

Zimbabwean “opposition,” and President

Africans have to say about their own

Obama. She also worked to engage with the

development challenges while creating

new South African government following

incentives for African governments to raise

Jacob Zuma’s election.

the bar in terms of how they serve their own citizens. Finally, whenever we talk

Working for the World Bank: The World

about development, there’s a healthy fear

Bank is a multilateral organization that

of being patronizing. But the flip side of the

provides financial and technical assistance

coin is that so many countries look to the

to developing countries around the

U.S. to offer the vision of how to do things

world, with the goal of fighting poverty

right — whether it’s empowering women,

and creating sustainable economic growth.

minimizing corruption in government,

The World Bank has 187 member countries

putting in place regulations that stimulate

and works to advance a vision of inclusive

growth and protect consumers — and if we

and sustainable globalization, eradicate

can offer this advice in a constructive

global poverty, and create sustainable

manner, we all benefit.


MB stats: At MB, Marie was vice president

Marie Brown graduated from Columbia and

Last year, the World Bank provided $46.9 billion for 303

of Student Council, captain of the varsity

received a master’s degree in international relations

projects in developing countries worldwide, offering

soccer and lacrosse teams, and served

from Johns Hopkins (SAIS). She previously worked

financial and technical expertise to help reduce poverty

on the Discipline Committee, which she

as an economist focusing on Andean countries in

around the world. The Bank is currently involved in more

recollects was “an interesting way to

the office of international affairs at the Treasury

than 1,800 projects, as diverse as providing microcredit

see how consensus works in practice.”

Department, then as a director for African affairs

in Bosnia and Herzegovina, raising AIDS-prevention

for the National Security Council. Today, Marie

awareness in Guinea, supporting education of girls in

Security briefing: While working for the

works for the World Bank. She is the sister of

Bangladesh, improving health care delivery in Mexico,

National Security Council, primarily on

Damian Ewens ’94, Lara ’92, and Anne Ewens

and helping East Timor rebuild upon independence and

national security and economic issues in

Gantt (Wheeler ’94). She can be reached at marie.

India rebuild Gujarat after a devastating earthquake.

southern Africa, Marie focused on the

Visit to learn more.


International Trade Law What’s the top way your work will leave an impact on the world inhabited by future generations? “International trade allows countries to get new ideas, to obtain the resources that they need, and (by relying on each other) to reduce the risk of economic collapses. Most importantly, trade raises the overall income of a country and can be a powerful force to counteract poverty.”

Moses Brown to Bangkok: Robert Gosselink ’82 Rob Gosselink calls Washington, D.C. home, although his work in Asia finds him frequently shuttling from D.C. to Thailand. Rob is a trade lawyer. With more than 15 years of experience in antidumping and international trade law, Rob has represented steel, fertilizer, agriculture, and food processing

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companies in China, the Ukraine, Vietnam, Mexico and beyond. He is managing partner of Trade Pacific’s Washington, D.C. operations:



the Middle East. In the early 1970s, my

While foreign language skills have been an

ROOM of a Chinese brake rotor casting

parents returned stateside, where Dad

invaluable element of my work and travel,

factory is enough to cure anyone of the

accepted a teaching position at Moses Brown;

personal interaction has been the critical

notion that the life of an international trade

eventually, Mom did, as well. I entered Moses

element. A willingness to explore and

lawyer is glamorous. It’s hard to feel

Brown in the lower school and gradually

embrace the unfamiliar has led me to strange

sophisticated and cool when you are

became rooted in a community of good

cases, good clients, and the best of friends.

checking out accounting entries in a dreary,

friends and dedicated faculty members.

cold, smoke-filled room in the middle of

Providence, RI, became our family hometown

Quaker life? Mine is anything but, I

nowhere, especially when you can’t even feel

for the next twenty years.

suppose. My days begin with lists of things

your toes. But 18 years after my first foray

that cannot possibly be completed. My

into representing foreign producers in unfair

yearning for travel was never far away. I

constant travel has given me a size 25 EEE

trade proceedings, and after butting heads

absorbed the Quaker values of tolerance and

carbon footprint, and I cannot seem to

with hundreds of zany accountants, I can’t

openness, the concepts of “God in everyone,”

disconnect from technology. The last thing I

think of what I’d prefer to be doing for a

the need to remain connected to what is

am achieving is a life of simplicity. Nor is a

living than roaming mushroom collectives in

happening around us, and therefore an

litigator’s life a peaceful one. Conflict reigns

Szechuan, rubber plantations in Malaysia,

appreciation and respect for diversity — of

in Washington and Beijing and all time

steel mills in Shanghai, shrimp farms in

people, of thoughts, of beliefs. These

zones in between. But one can still work for

Thailand, fish ponds on the Mekong River,

principles emphasize the benefits of world

peace in one’s life even if one’s life is not

pipe plants in Mexico, or any of the dozens

community and the equality of all people,

peaceful. In the midst of uncertainty in

of factories and farms where I’ve hung my

and provide a strong foundation for a life

Chiang Mai, Nha Trang, or Kuala Lumpur,

hat over the years.

lived at home or abroad. They underscore

my Quaker roots remind me to stop, pause,

As with all things, it started long ago. I

Even at Moses Brown, however, a

And what about the simple and peaceful

what humans have in common, not what

and experience moments of quiet reflection.

was born in Syria, my brother James in

divides us. At Oberlin College, I majored in

Mindful contemplation is precious,

Washington, DC, and my sister Rebecca in

Chinese language, eventually spending

deliberate work, and when successful,

Ethiopia. As children of Foreign Service

several years in Taiwan, and thereafter (and

reminds you to live life on your own

officers, we spent our younger years in a

now) practicing law in mainland China,

terms while simultaneously remaining

variety of distant places, mostly in Asia and

Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam.

sensitive to everyone else’s.

“I absorbed the Quaker values of tolerance and openness, the concepts of ‘God in everyone,’ the need to remain connected to what is happening around us, and therefore an appreciation and respect for diversity — of people, of thoughts, of beliefs. These principles emphasize the benefits of world community and the equality of all people, and provide a strong foundation for a life lived at home or abroad. They underscore what humans have in common, not what divides us.”

At the end of the day, the best part of

Pacific trade: Rob’s firm, Trade Pacific PLLC,

my work has not been the successful case

is based in Washington, D.C. and helps

resolutions. Rather, it has been spending

manufacturers and exporters in Asian

time with friends after the labor is done:

countries comply with the complex and

enjoying fresh-picked oranges on a

evolving U.S. trade law. Rob is fluent in

moonlit evening in the suburbs outside

Mandarin Chinese, and formed the company

Monterrey; steeping in sulfur baths

in 2004 after many years of experience in

outside Chengdu; fishing for barramundi

the field. Trade Pacific has earned

in the ponds of Bangpakong. These are

widespread recognition for significant

the memories I cherish most. As in all

victories in a variety of cases affecting

aspects of life, getting to know people

exporters in China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

individually has been most interesting and rewarding. New interactions and

Rob is a graduate of Oberlin College, Tufts

perspectives provide learning and

University, and Boston College School of Law.

opportunities for growth. And when

When not flying around the world, Rob lives on

you comprehend the difficulties and

Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with his wife

obstacles faced by others, it also lets

Mary Beth and — when laundry needs arise —

you view your own challenges from a

their three children. Rob is the son of former

different perspective.

faculty members Charles (Chuck) and Charlotte

Gosselink who led the history department and

All this from an early appreciation for

community, a little acceptance of the

service program at MB, respectively, in the

unknown, and an openness to change.

1970s and ’80s. Rob also ran cross-country for

While Moses Brown is a small school in

King “Doc” Odell, served on the Discipline

the smallest state, it provided me with a

Committee, and was a member of the Outing

world view that has served me well in all

Club. He was co-editor in chief of the yearbook.

my travels.

Contact Rob at


photo: MBARI

Marine Geology & Climate Change

Global Exploration: Charles Paull ’70 Senior research scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California Charlie Paull ’70 is a senior scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California. He previously taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and performed research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Charlie’s first job after college was as a marine geologist for the U. S. Geological Survey at Woods Hole. A central theme of Charlie’s work involves investigation of the fluxes of fluids and gases through continental margins. Through this effort he became an expert on the geology associated with sea floor fluid seepage sites and methane gas deposits within marine sediments. Variations in the fluxes of methane from the marine sediment into the overlying ocean water and atmosphere is believed to be controlled by the Earth’s climate state and changes in the fluxes of this potent greenhouse gas may provide a feedback to the Earth’s climate. Charlie’s other ongoing work focuses on the geology of submarine canyons. Many of these submarine canyons are as large or larger than the Grand Canyon of Arizona. While submarine canyons are known to be conduits though which huge volumes of material move from the continental land masses onto the deep-seafloor, remarkably little is known about how sediments move through these canyons and how the canyons were carved. Charlie has done basic work in documenting the processes that occur within

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the submarine channels that run through submarine canyons.



Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and

by man. Society can neither manage nor

as a marine geologist/oceanographer

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

appreciate the inherent value of areas we

exploring the ocean floor,” says Charlie Paull

to explore sections of the deep-sea floor.

have yet to explore.”

’70. “Although these marine environments

comprise the majority of the Earth’s surface,

exist when Charlie graduated from MB.

academic environment at MB fostered the

only a tiny fraction of it has been explored.”

Now these tools are enabling us to study

pursuit of individual interests while focusing

Charlie’s career has taken him from the

the seafloor much the way scientists

on developing concrete skills. “Although I

waters off Antarctic into the ice-bound

studied the landscape in previous centuries.

did not realize it at the time,” Charlie says,

portions of the Arctic Ocean and through

“I now acknowledge that the educational

six of the major ocean basins.

the physical environment within parts

imprint of my four years at MB dwarfed

of the seafloor where the conditions are

the impact of similar periods of time as an

and as a professor at the University of

changing, both through natural events and

undergraduate at Harvard and as a Ph.D.

North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Charlie moved

anthropogenic forcing. He is quick to point

candidate at the Scripps Institution of

to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research

out that the oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s


Institute (MBARI) in Moss Landing,

surface, water mass within the oceans

California where he is now the chair of the

themselves are the largest habitat for life on

Recent research: Charlie has recently

research department. MBARI is a think-tank

Earth, and only a tiny part of the ocean floor

conducted expeditions to explore sites of

supported by the David and Lucile Packard

has been explored, let alone mapped, at any

seafloor methane leakage on the Canadian

Foundation dedicated to developing new

level of detail. “One of my goals,” he says,

Arctic shelf, associated with submarine

instruments, techniques, and technology to

“is to try to obtain a basic understanding of

landslides off of Norway in the deep-waters

study the oceans. Charlie now enjoys using

what conditions are like over the majority of

of the Gulf of Mexico. He has also been

state-of-the-art robotic vehicles including

the Earth’s surface before it gets disturbed

mapping, sampling, and monitoring within

After stints as a government scientist

These are technologies that did not

Charlie is focused on documenting

Charlie also comments that the

What can readers do? “When asked, ‘What can be done to make the Earth more environmentally sustaining and/or lessen the burdens on future generation?’, I cannot help but be honest — the largest problem facing the Earth is its rapidly expanding human population. I am regularly finding indications of the impact of man in what I once thought of as relatively pristine frontiers. However, these observations only emphasize that finding the resources to support the growing human population and maintaining a reasonable quality of life will be increasingly difficult. Thus, my advice is to encourage birth control globally.”

“One of my goals is to try to obtain a basic understanding of what conditions are like over the majority of the Earth’s surface before it gets disturbed by man. Society can neither

photo: Bill Ussler

photo: Todd Walsh

manage nor appreciate the inherent value of areas we have yet to explore.”

MBARI’s flagship research vessel is the Western Flyer, built to navigate rough seas and explore the Eastern Pacific Ocean, from Vancouver to Hawaii and Baja, California.

the 16 submarine canyons offshore of California.

Marine geologist Charlie Paull ’70 is shown working on a sea-floor sediment core while studying waters in the huge underwater Storegga Slide, located off the coast of Norway.

Class stats: While at MB, Charlie was a member of the track team and captain of the cross-country team. Recognized by his peers for his perseverance both on and off the track, Charlie was known for always finding a way to accomplish the tasks he set his mind to.

geology, then to the University of Miami for his M.S. and to Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla for his Ph.D. in oceanography. Today, Charlie is both working as a marine geologist / geochemical stratigrapher and serving within the

photo: M. Leet

After MB, Charlie Paull headed to Harvard to study

Charlie is based at MBARI’s facilities in Moss Landing, California, on the shoreline of Monterey Bay.

management team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. He and guest editor John Silva

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is a center for advanced research and education in ocean

actually met in California while working together

science and technology. The institute was founded by David Packard, an engineer and co-founder (with

on a classroom beautification project for their

William Hewlett) of Hewlett-Packard Company. MBARI was established as a private, not-for-profit

children’s elementary school. Contact Charlie at

oceanographic research center. Today, its projects span the interdisciplinary ocean science fields and

develop new research tools and techniques, as well as technology related to ocean observatories.


Ensuring Energy for All What’s the top way your work will leave an impact on the world inhabited by future generations? “At FRCC we work to ensure that the transmission grid is built to be reliable and resilient now and in the future. We integrate traditional sources of power and renewable sources into the grid to ensure that there is sufficient and reliable energy available. Conserving energy is not only cost effective, but also environmentally sound. Conserving energy is easy when temperatures are mild, but it matters most when temperatures are extremely hot or cold.”

Sarah “Sally” Rogers ’78 President and CEO, Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc., Tampa, Florida Sally Rogers started at Moses Brown as a junior in 1976, the first year Moses Brown accepted female students. “There were only about a dozen or so girls that first year,” she recalls. “As it turned out, being in a small group was actually great preparation for me,” says Sally. “When I attended my college engineering classes and when I started my career, the ratio of males to females was not much different than it was in those early years

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of co-education at Moses Brown.”



had not been electricity to the island for

still going to be around for a while. The

UTILITY INDUSTRY because it was a good

three months. I don’t think most Americans

challenges we face change rapidly; cyber

fit for an electrical engineer and I figured

can imagine being without electricity for

security threats, geomagnetic disturbances,

electricity was going to be around for a

three months! In other parts of Tanzania,

integrating wind and solar into the grid,

while. I also like the idea of providing a

electricity is only available for a few hours

hurricanes and extreme temperatures. But

needed service to people. In my early career,

in the morning and in the evening, at least

that’s what makes it interesting to me.

I primarily performed engineering work, but

for those lucky people who have electricity

found that once I had a good understanding

— only 11%.

Sarah Rogers started her career working for an

of the specialty I was in, I wanted to learn

electric utility. When she left, she had 800 people

another specialty. I soon came to realize

operations for the state of Florida and the

in her department and was responsible for the

that I was more interested in management

long-range plans for generator additions

planning, engineering, construction, maintenance

and enrolled in an evening MBA program. I

and grid expansion amongst the various

and operation of the electricity grid in three states.

really like the challenging aspect of

utility owners. If we do our jobs well,

Today, Sarah is president and CEO of the Florida

managing and leading people and have been

most people will never know about us.

Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC), a not-for-

lucky to have been doing so for the last 20

For example, in January of 2010, Florida

profit company that ensures and enhances the

years or so. People are not always

experienced prolonged extreme cold

reliability and adequacy of the bulk electricity

predictable or rational and thus the

temperatures and the electric load exceeded

supply in Florida. Sarah was formerly with

problems and issues that I face are often

what was predicted for the year 2017. My

Progress Energy for more than 22 years. When

new and surprising.

team worked very closely with the electric

she came to Florida in 2000, she improved the

utilities in the state to coordinate scarce fuel

state’s transmission reliability by 25% and safety

glamorous and most people only want to

supplies, air emission limitations, and grid

performance by 900%. Sarah also led restoration

know that the lights will come on when

operations. We were successful because no

efforts for electric transmission following the four

they flip the switch. Americans are

one lost power and the general public never

hurricanes in 2004 in which more than 680

particularly spoiled by the very high

knew how close to the edge we were

transmission structures were severely damaged.

reliability of our electric system. I was in


Contact Sally at

Zanzibar on vacation last year and there

Electric utility work is not terribly

At FRCC, we coordinate the grid

It appears that the electricity business is

Global Healthcare Omar Siddiqi ’91 Omar Siddiqi and his family moved to Zambia last summer for his work in neurology research. “Zambia has to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world and a great place to raise children,” he says. Omar and Liz have two children, Akayla and Zain.


individual but the entire country. I am

admirable record of academic achievement,

there was always some silent expectation to

currently engaged in a research project

excelling in math and science. He also was a

pursue medicine as a career. I was initially

performing molecular tests on the spinal

three-sport athlete at MB — competing in

resistant to the idea of medical school even

fluid of HIV patients. Shortly after arriving, I

soccer, lacrosse, and basketball — and

though there were many things about

realized that the hospital was using the

enjoyed contributing to MB publications.

medicine I found appealing. I didn’t even

wrong test tubes to collect the spinal fluid

Omar began at MB in second grade.

come close to completing the premedical

which could adversely affect the results.

requirements in college. I really wanted to

After working with suppliers and donors, the

Global studies: While in college, Omar

make a decision that was mine and for the

hospital now has the correct collection tubes

did a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia

right reasons. After living abroad, most

and hopefully so will other health facilities in

(University of New South Wales), then a

notably in South Africa, I realized that global

the country. It is gratifying to be on the

post-graduate year at the University of Cape

health was an area of medicine that I could

frontlines of the HIV epidemic and feel as

Town. While in South Africa, he lived across

make my own, distinct from other medical

though I have something to contribute. It is

the street from the residence of Nelson

professionals in my family. As a result, I

difficult to see so many young people dying.

Mandela. Omar graduated from medical

attended medical school a bit later than most.

At times, the emergency ward can look like a

school at the University of Rochester and

During college, I spent a semester

war zone with all of the complications of HIV

served his residence at Beth Israel/Deaconess

studying at the University of New South

infection. However, I am an eternal optimist.

Medical Center in Boston. He also did a

Wales in Sydney, Australia. This experience

It is amazing to see how far we have come in

rotation in India and spent time doing

fundamentally changed who I was as a

three decades of battling this disease.

research and providing care in the island

person. I started to look at myself as an

villages of Madagascar.

individual within the world rather than an

setting is obviously different than what is

individual within the U.S. It encouraged me

traditionally taught in the U.S. There are a lot

Clinical focus: Omar’s work focuses on risk

to live in places such as Finland, South

of systems-based problems that can be very

factors for the development of epilepsy in

Africa, and now Zambia.

challenging especially when you are not of

the HIV-affected population of Zambia.

this system. In a resource-limited setting,

Omar is studying first-onset seizures in the

provide individuals with a perspective that

there are always issues of equipment

country’s HIV population because there are no

there are many ways to look at one’s place in

breakdown or shortage of supplies. There is

guidelines on how to manage these patients.

the world. This is not something that can

also a lot of unknown. There are many

“The rotation I did in India helped me realize

necessarily be taught in the classroom as it

interesting patients for whom an underlying

that neurological problems are not just

has much more meaning when it is applied.

cause is never identified. You often find

problems of the developed world,” he says.

Global education must also empower

victories in less traditional ways. I was able

individuals to believe that through passion

to get a wheelchair donated for a patient

Omar Siddiqi received a diploma in African

for a cause, some of our greatest challenges

who lost use of his legs and whose wife used

studies from the University of Cape Town and his

around the world related to health,

to carry him on her back to appointments.

medical degree from the University of Rochester.

environment, economics, etc., can be solved.

Some of the keys to working in this setting

He has worked in Boston, India, and Madagascar.

are knowing the limitations, working within

Today, Omar is a clinical research training fellow,

them, and having patience.

one of 14 selected by the American Academy of

The primary aim of global education is to

It is a privilege to work in the field of

global health, particularly in a country like

The skill set that is needed in this

Zambia. There are so many healthcare

Neurology, now working in Zambia. He can be

needs that the decisions physicians deal with

MB stats: While at MB, Omar served on the

every day can have impact not just on an

school’s Discipline Committee and created an

reached at


Renewable Energy In Global Markets Tom Frater came to MB in the fifth grade in 1976. After MB, Tom did a post-graduate year at Lawrenceville. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, then moved to Eastern Europe to work with his brother. Today, Tom works in global business, with his home base in Connecticut.

Thomas Frater ’82 Tom Frater ’82 is managing director of Nova Capital Partners, LLC, an emerging markets investment bank serving companies throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and parts of Latin America. Nova is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Among an international client list, Tom represents a Swedish investment fund that has interests in the development, building and management of leading biomass and waste-to-energy plants through Europe and Asia. Tom focuses his time on bringing U.S capital and technology to developing markets overseas, typically where energy needs are at a premium and carbon footprints are afterthoughts. Among the challenges, he has mandates from the Ukrainian and Chinese governments to

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build large biomass plants to allow municipal governments to burn less coal, or conventional fossil fuels, in order to generate energy:



to introduce our Swedish client to corporate

encouraged by my parents to learn German

keep the language skills active.

clients we know in China, and other

(perhaps not so much Hungarian) and took

markets like Greece, where smaller-scale

this to task at Moses Brown. I was really

family in 1998 after ten years abroad. Four

renewable energy plants could be built for

terrible at German and required extra help

great children later (all German-speaking for

companies looking to go green, get off the

from German-speaking wunderkind

that matter), I still focus my energies on

traditional power grid, and generate cost

classmates like Karin Morse ’79 (Director of

bringing U.S. capital and technology to

savings to their operations. From where we

Alumni Relations). I kept with it and in the

global markets. I largely concentrate on

stand, all parties win when such game

end, I went on to study German at Penn

investing in emerging markets, where the

changing technologies can be introduced

(still struggling, but needed to complete my

growth and need seems to be greatest and

into the mix.

liberal arts requirements). Perhaps learning

remain in constant contact with colleagues

German at MB was one of the keys to

in markets in Europe, Asia, South America

important aspects that developed my focus

opening the door to my overseas work,

and, most recently, the Middle East.

on global markets stemmed from the age-old

and life…

concept by the English Victorian polymath

also lived through some crushing defeats in

Francis Galton of “nature verses nurture.”

York, I moved to Budapest. From Budapest, I

business, but I guess that is part of being

moved to Vienna, where I met and later

more entrepreneurial in approach. Perhaps

from Hungary in 1956 and settled about

married my wife Daniela, further expanding

the most important lesson I have learned is

three blocks from Moses Brown. There was

my German-speaking roots. I met my wife

that nothing worthwhile ever comes easy.

a can-do attitude as part of my upbringing

speaking German, although her English is

Also, despite the challenges, hard work,

and perhaps a sense that one can go into a

perhaps better than mine.

integrity and true friendship will also pay

foreign environment, work hard and make

dividends, all qualities taught to me in the

some progress, regardless of the obstacles.

caught the overseas bug and moved to

Foreign language and a respect for other

Shanghai where I spent nearly five years

cultures were also important aspects that

investing in industry in the mid-1990s. Even

Tom can be reached at tfrater@novacapital

were stressed as part of my natural habitat.

then, I was working with German companies,

Looking back, perhaps the most

On the nature side, my folks emigrated

On the nurture side of the ledger, I was

After college and a two-year stint in New

After five years in Central Europe, I

technology partners and employees, which I came back to Providence to start a

I have experienced some success, and

Shadows of the Elms.

Global Alumni Here, we offer a snapshot of the lives and globe-circling paths of several MB alumni. See Class Notes, pages 26-42, for more on MB alumni and their varied paths.

Joel Altman ’56

Grant Fraze ’01

Seeing the World

Peace Corps Path

“In the mid-fifties,” says Joel Altman ’56, of Foxboro, “my sense of global

Having his fill of city life and cubicle work, Grant Fraze ’01 decided to join

understanding was pretty much confined to Thayer Street, Lincoln

the Peace Corps. With a community service background and ability for

School, and the wonders of ancient civilizations and the ‘modern world’

languages, Grant figured he stood a chance, despite learning that less

described by Everett Raines and Ted Whitford, respectively.”

than 50% of volunteers make it through two years of service.

After graduating from optometry school, with the draft and Vietnam

An AP Spanish student, Grant wanted to go to Latin America — but

War taking place, Joel entered the Air Force as an optometry officer. The

was placed in Uganda. “I don’t think that anything fully prepares you for

recruiter asked him what other language he could speak and he replied,

doing something like the Peace Corps unless you grew up off the grid in

“Why, French, of course. Send me to Paris or Cannes.” He was promptly

Vermont or something,” he comments. “A lot of it is mental, adapting to

assigned to the Panama Canal Zone. The recruiter bid him adieu saying,

the absence of things that have been there your entire life: family,

“French, Spanish, it’s all the same. Have a good trip.”

refrigeration, plumbing, electricity, TV, clean water. It’s a shock just

getting to your site, observing how people around you live, and seeing

Joel says, “That was the door to my visiting, exploring, and

immersing myself in most of the countries of South and Central

firsthand the hardship they endure daily. Adopting their attitude makes

America, including a never-to-be-forgotten automobile trip from Panama

the transition easier; you realize that whatever you had at home was a

to New England. The point of all this: allow yourself to immerse yourselves

privilege you took for granted.”

in other cultures and languages, and the rewards of global understanding

will be yours forever. Moreover, I learned some Spanish!”

and how it enhances community. Uganda is the size of Oregon yet home

Grant says his time in Uganda taught him the importance of diversity

to more than 30 languages and a handful of ancient kingdoms whose descendants still hold great influence in regional affairs.

Grant worked for a nonprofit in Lugazi. As an economic development

volunteer, he helped small businesses and encouraged entrepreneurship. Grant helped 25 women form a business making paper bead jewelry — they raised more than $25,000 to put their kids in school and make home and lifestyle improvements; more importantly, they invested in local income-generating activities and were role models for their community.

Dick Meystre ’61 The World on Film

“I’m happy to have contributed to some small change,” Grant says. Coming home: After Uganda, Grant did get to Latin America, working for a biotech company in Brazil, teaching English to employees. He loved working there and grew an appreciation for the country and its people.

Dick Meystre’s career as a filmmaker has taken him around the world,

He welcomes MB’s emphasis on “global education,” favoring exchange

covering the topic of global education. Dick and his wife June enjoy

and immersion, not just classroom instruction: “American culture is

traveling the world and Dick even made films about two significant

spread all around the world,” Grant says, “but it’s amazing the lack of

global programs: Amigos de las Americas and Semester at Sea:

knowledge and curiosity we have for other cultures. The most important

thing the youth can do today is learn new languages and become aware

“Experience in foreign cultures shows you how the game is played

with different rules. When you see how people do things differently

of America’s role in a new world where other countries will be leading

you’re forced to consider which is the best way.”

the way and driving change.”


Mike Gannett ’61

Mike Gannett center

Peace Corps Pioneer Mike Gannett ’61 lives in Burlington, Vermont. Post-MB, Mike served in the Peace Corps in India. He says, “My vision of the planet at MB was like the New Yorker cover of a New Yorker’s view of California: 80% canyons of NYC, l0% Midwest plains, 5% Rocky Mountains and 5% California. Mine was similar but extended only to Italy, where my Dad served as a foreign service officer in Trieste and Rome. Flat tunnel vision warped into a rounded planet post-college, however.” In his junior year, Mike

Nick Salmons ’03 Building for Change

applied to the Peace Corps and was sent to India to work in rural villages promoting the efficacies of eggs. He says the two years there expanded

After spending a year working for Obama’s campaign, Nick Salmons

his global awareness and shifted his world vision. “Peace Corps, India

was accepted to attend the Natural Building Intensive, a four-month

altered my compass,” says Mike. He spent the next 20 years vested

sustainable building program at the Yestermorrow Design/Build school,

in things India... including marriage, employment with a big bank,

in Vermont’s idyllic Mad River Valley. Turning down job offers in

welcoming two daughters there, and working as an exporter/importer of

Washington, Nick packed up a few belongings, some grungy work

Indian specialties. He returned to New England in 1985 and continues to

clothes, drum set, and an odd assortment of tools, and headed north. At

travel widely with his wife (“and will continue as long as health and

Yestermorrow, Nick was immersed in a totally new world — using his

money hold out”). “I recommend a serious international component to

hands to build with straw bale, cob, clay, stone, and wood. At summer’s

the lives of MB graduates,” says Mike. “Yes, Meserve, Paxton, Raines,

end, he had landed a job with the New Frameworks Natural Building

Whitford et al (our MB pillars) gave us firm footings, but that’s only the

company and was putting his new skills to work constructing sustainable

start! ‘Leap out into the world ... and keep leaping’ is my impassioned

homes for families all over New England.

exhortation.” See what Mike did with his dusty Peace Corps slides at:

an NGO working on sustainable development projects in Africa and Haiti.

Fifteen months later came a call from the International Lifeline Fund,

This time, Nick headed to the Oregon coast for “Stove Camp” — a twoweek bootcamp to make cooking in the developing world safer, more efficient, and healthier for under $10 a stove.

“It was the wildest assortment of people I’d ever seen,” says Nick, “a

wonderful mix of mad scientists, engineers, everyday tinkerers, and humanitarians fresh from the field — all gathered for a single purpose. I felt instantly at home!” Nick’s charcoal stove — created specifically for Haiti — was voted “best in class” by his peers. It used significantly less fuel and produced less carbon monoxide than traditional stoves.

Peter Dwares ’62 Adapting in a Changing World

Nick’s experiences taught him what it means to use materials that are

abundant in the natural environment to create shelter or products that are lasting, beautiful and sustainable. Now he brings those lessons to bear as he changes how Ugandans cook. Completing a four-month stint

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distributing fuel-efficient stoves to rural villages in the war-ravaged and


“Moses Brown introduced me to the Model United Nations in 1960. We

environmentally degraded North, this year Nick embarks on the second

were banging desks with shoes, mirroring Nikita Kruschev. Since then

phase of his assignment, setting up a factory in the capital city of

I’ve traveled with ambassadors and others to Europe, Mongolia, Tibet,

Kampala. The Ugandan-run factory will start producing charcoal stoves

South America, China, India, Syria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Japan etc. It’s

that consume 50-60% less charcoal and significantly reduce harmful

enriching mentally and spiritually to see how people live outside of the

emissions given off by their traditional counterparts. In Uganda — a

U.S. and to meet people who make geopolitical policy. It’s also fun to see

country where indoor air pollution from cooking is ranked fourth in the list of

different cultures, sipping espresso in a Cuban café talking politics, for

serious threats to health — a good stove doesn’t just save fuel: it saves lives.

example. The world has changed. Fifteen years ago, the United States was hegemonic. Now there is a Chinese block, a European block, there is the

Learn more: See Nick’s blog at http://muzunguMeansWhiteboy.

U.S.-Canada block and others like Brazil, Argentina, India rising.”

Rob Owen ’71 Service Overseas Rob Owen ’71 works as an international security consultant. This takes him far from Virginia, from Panama to Colombia and the Middle East. “Even my dogs wonder who I am when I return home,” he says. Rob

Julia Shaw ’02 Global Health Scholar

recently founded a Washington-based NGO called Light of the Lord Global Missions ( His group has planted two churches in Uganda as well as a small business. One of the programs they support resulted in the founding of the The Kathryn and Dwight Owen Education Centre in Nyeihanga, Uganda, about five hours from Kampala (shown). Rob also is

As an NYU undergraduate, Julia Shaw lived in Florence and Istanbul,

involved with an effort in Africa that helps with milk distribution.

studied art history and politics, and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East. Her travel experiences fueled an interest in international human services work, but Julia’s first real encounter with public health came through an internship at New York’s Legal Aid Society during her senior year — where she learned about the high prevalence of HIV among inmates and decided to write her senior research paper on HIV/ AIDS in New York prisons. This research gave Julia her first real insight into health disparities in the U.S.

After graduation, Julia traveled to Geneva to participate in the Quaker

United Nations Office (QUNO) Summer School, a two-week program for young Friends. This let her talk to public health professionals with experiences ranging from vaccine administration to negotiation with world leaders on health policy. “One of the common themes was the shift from thinking internationally to thinking globally, recognizing that human issues transcend national borders,” Julia says.

Charles Gross ’68 Point de vue français

While working toward her graduate degree in public health at Brown,

she has focused on global maternal child health. Specifically, she looked

In the 1960s, language teacher Ted Whitford established a foreign

at the interactions between infectious diseases and micronutrient

student exchange program through the American Friends Service in

deficiencies in pregnancy in developing regions of the world. Last

Philadelphia with a public high school in Menton, a small city in

summer, she did field research in the Philippines as part of a clinical trial

southern France. Each year, a boy from MB and a boy from Menton

on treatment of schistosomiasis (a parasitic infection transmitted

would swap families.

through contact with contaminated water) in pregnancy. Now that she

has completed her MPH, Julia hopes to begin a career in global health

year 1966-67, and Dan Smets came to MB.

research, to help improve reproductive healthcare among populations in

the greatest need.

“Aside from regular letters, I spoke to my parents only once on the

Charles “Chas” Gross was selected to go to France for the academic “The world seemed like a much bigger place back then,” recalls Chas.

telephone during the whole year. As good as the language programs at Here and abroad: “In considering global health and understanding, it

MB were at the time, nothing could really prepare me for the reality of

is essential to keep in mind that the majority of challenges that people

those first few weeks in a foreign school where I knew no one,

face transcend national borders,” says Julia. “While disparities between

understood nothing and no one seemed to understand me.

developed and developing regions may be easier to identify, these

disparities also exist within each country and community including

school year, I was just another one of the guys, albeit with a funny

our own communities here in Rhode Island.”

accent. To this day, I still correspond with my French host family, and I

“As the months passed by, I made good progress. By the end of the

remain grateful to MB for providing the opportunity to immerse myself Photo shows her fieldwork in Macanip, the Philippines.

in different language and culture at such a young age.”


Speaking Up: Marafiki na Kenya (Friends with Kenya) By Carolyn Garth, lower school faculty

Community (jamii) “On the outside, we may be different — with few similarities — but on the inside, we are much alike.” — Moses Brown Student

Fourth grade teacher Carolyn Garth describes her classroom’s relationship with Quaker students in Kenya: STUDENTS HUDDLE IN GROUPS of four, looking at pictures from their new friends, who live in villages near Kakamega, Kenya. Some pictures are glued to paper, with queries connecting to Quaker testimonies written on the borders. Each student has a marker and is writing, responding to what they’ve seen in the images, which were captured on disposable cameras.

The room is silent, but the markers are flying in a written

conversation. Later, the students reread and reflect as they work together writing paragraphs that they will use to share their learning with the broader MB community. Before they finish, they will create posters that highlight Quaker testimonies and describe how the testimonies are reflected in the lives of their Kenyan friends.

My co-teacher, Elizabeth, and I think about Global

Studies as having three goals: to emphasize process as much as content, to impart global competency, and to impart an ethical mindset. At a Friends school, we endeavor to teach through the lens of the Quaker testimonies with time for meaningful reflection and a focus on respect for others as well as on service.

The connection between Friends education and

global education is striking to me in its indication of good pedagogy. As a teacher, I have always wanted to bring my curriculum to life, moving beyond engaging my students to making learning real for them. Over the last six years, I have learned to take advantage of the reflective, collaborative, and respectful foundation of teaching at a Friends’ school to do so.

Over the last two years, I have studied the relevance

of global education and teaching for the 21st century as another basis of my teaching. The ability of our fourth graders to think critically about and apply their knowledge of the Quaker testimonies as they reflect thoughtfully on stereotypes, commonalities, and the value in having a “buddy” in another country is nothing less than inspiring. I am grateful to have the opportunity to teach children in ways that I value and that I see fostering global, communicative, reflective, analytical, and ethical competence.

Global Possibilities

Carolyn Garth (shown top left, on right) joined MB in 2005.


Carolyn earned her B.A. from Tufts University, a Diploma of French Studies from the Universite Lumiere Lyon II, and a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts. She previously taught in Amherst and Dartmouth, Massachusetts and at the Lexington Fourth grade teachers Carolyn Garth and Elizabeth Grumbach partnered with several

Montessori School. Carolyn served on MB’s global stewardship

Quaker schools in western Kenya for the past two years. Through the exchange of

task force. For more information on the project, or to purchase a

disposable cameras and letters, students on both sides of the project have learned

copy of the book produced by the class, contact Carolyn at

about the lifestyle and culture of people on a different continent.

A Vision for Strengthening Global Education at Moses Brown During Opening Meetings with faculty and staff in August of 2009, the new head of school, Matt Glendinning, began to articulate his vision for the school, building on MB’s traditions of academic excellence and Friends education. Matt challenged all faculty and staff to answer three fundamental queries: What are the most pressing local or global issues that current MB

For the past two years, these questions have guided the work of a

students will face in their lifetimes?

research team called the Global Stewardship Task Force. Their report

What knowledge, skills and values will MB graduates need to help solve those problems?

and recommendations, compiled by Matt this summer, answer these questions and recommend ways to implement a program of Global Education at Moses Brown.

What can we do to ensure that MB students are developing those attributes, and the ability to use them wisely, compassionately and ethically?

After considerable research and discussion, the Global Stewardship Task Force endorsed the following definition. Moses Brown seeks to produce “global stewards,” a rising generation

• Imparts global competency (knowledge of other world regions,

of leaders with the skills, values and desire to solve emerging local

cultures and issues, and the ability to communicate across

and global challenges. To that end, the school is committed to

cultures by using other languages); and

offering a “global education,” one that:

• Develops an actively ethical mindset (basic values such as respect

• Emphasizes the process of learning (critical thinking, creativity,

for differences, coupled with a willingness to confront injustice

problem-solving, analysis and teamwork) as much as content;

and make a positive difference in the world).

As this vision resonates well with MB’s Quaker mission and identity, the team found many examples of “global” initiatives already underway at the school. To implement a vision of Global Education even more systematically, and thereby prepare all MB graduates for success and leadership in the 21st century, the task force recommends that Moses Brown: • Create expertise and engagement among faculty/staff through

external to Moses Brown — local, regional, national and

professional development at the individual, departmental and divisional levels.

international — in regular, meaningful ways. • Explore ways to bring international visitors and global

• Enhance curriculum and pedagogy to support MB’s definition of Global Education.

perspectives more regularly to MB. • Provide financial and human resources, incentives and recognition

• Help MB students to connect with people, issues and places

to advance the goals of Global Education at MB.

A period of targeted investment and growth will achieve: • A robust program of student travel and immersion experiences;

• The adoption of new technologies, particularly online experiences

• New curriculum, units of study and models of teaching that foster global knowledge, skills and values;

and teleconferencing; • A substantial increase in professional development opportunities,

• The regular presence of international students, scholars and visitors at MB;

funding and staff; • A series of promotion and recognition events and awards, for

• A collaborative/coordinated program in Service Learning, Multi-

students, faculty and the broader community.

Cultural/Diversity Education, and Civic Engagement;

This year, by means of personal reflection and departmental and divisional self-examination, faculty and staff will thresh these recommendations and envision ways to integrate Global Education more purposefully into our programs.


Moses Brown Alumni Association Alumni Connections Coast to Coast

The MB Alumni Association and Moses Brown School have partnered to provide opportunities for alumni to engage with each other and the school, locally, and from coast to

Washington D.C.

coast. If you would like to host an alumni event in your area or get involved with the MB Alumni Association, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Karin Morse ’79 at (401) 831-7350 x191 or

D.C. Reception — February 2011 Ash Wall ’05, Rob Lavoie ‘05, Andrew Read ’05, Brad Engle ’05, Krystyna Metcalf ’05 and Ben Freedman ’05 caught up at this annual event. Forty-two guests attended, including 28 alumni, four parents, and faculty/staff. Head of School Matt Glendinning chatted with Chuck Stuart ’56, Emily Schaefer ’03 and other guests.

Rhode Island


Florida Receptions — January/February 2011 In Vero Beach, 14 past parents, alumni and guests enjoyed breakfast at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa in January. A group of 25 people comprised of alumni, parents of alumni and past and current faculty members and guests also attended the MBAA reception in Palm Beach in February. They were lucky to escape the especially snowy winter here in Rhode Island. Former faculty members Jerry Zeoli, Louise Heckman and Adele Espo came to enjoy the reception.

MBAA Save the Bay Shore Clean-Up at Easton’s Beach — April 2011 The Alumni Association joined Save the Bay for a spring clean-up. Jon Pariseault ’97, John Baldwin ‘94 and Max Ricci ’94 (and their sons) attended the clean-up at Easton’s Beach. Melina Panichas ’18, Sia and George Panichas ’83, and George Panichas ’15 came as a family to help with the MBAA clean-up. George Panichas ’83 and Dave Keyser ’89 celebrate their pickings.


California San Francisco Reception — March 2011 Clockwise from upper left: Matt Glendinning and Jeb Barrett ‘01 catch up in San Francisco. Matt Glendinning makes a presentation at the home of Peter Dwares ’62. Joe Ladd ’60 and Dan Young ‘54 at the San Francisco Alumni & Friends Reception held at the home of Peter Dwares ‘62.

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Moses Brown Alumni Association Reunion 2011

This May, alumni came together once again in the shadow of the elms to celebrate Reunion 2011. Drawing alumni from near and far, MB connections and common bonds were strengthened as classes celebrated their 5th to 65th reunions. Matt Paik ’91 travelled the furthest to attend Reunion 2011, all the way from South Korea.

Class of 1981

215 alumni enjoyed the transformation of the Field House with fine food and lively music. Class of 1991

Class of 2001 Top left: Alumni gathered in the Front Circle for the All-Classes Reunion Reception on a spectacular spring evening. Top right: Dick Nourie ’51 and his wife Reenie enjoy his yearbook. Left: Jesse Eschenheimer ’71, Margaret Crotty, Rory Riggs ’71 and Rob Owen ’71.

Class of 1986 Nine committee members successfully brought together 29 of their classmates — 37% of the class. At a special cocktail party earlier on Saturday evening, the 25th Reunion Alumnus Award was presented to Jeff Barry.


First Reunion: Class of 2006

Congratulations to the MBAA’s spring award recipients, recognized at Reunion. Tom Chappell ’61, Founder & Former CEO, Tom’s of Maine, Founder, Ramblers Way Farm Tom Chappell is a true innovator. Few people were talking about the importance of natural products and sustainable business practices in 1970 when Tom and his wife Kate founded Tom’s of Maine. But Tom’s of Maine became an industry leader in natural care products while showing that good business and the common good don’t have to be mutually exclusive. At times, Tom has also taken a different path in his personal life. In the late ‘80’s with Tom’s of Maine flying high, he enrolled in the Harvard Divinity School, earning a Masters in Theology in 1991. He has authored two books on his unique management style, promoting the concept of managing for the common good as well as for profit. In 1999, Tom founded the Saltwater Institute, a nonprofit organization offering innovative leadership development programs. A serial entrepreneur, in 2009 Tom and his wife again launched a new, Matt Glendinning, Tom Chappell ’61, and Habib Gorgi ’74.

innovative business venture, Ramblers Way Farm. With ethical and sustainable standards at the forefront of its practice, Ramblers Way is dedicated to creating superfine wool garments for everyday use. The company pays homage to America’s rich history as a textile producer while breathing new life into the domestic wool industry through collaboration with farmers and producers around the country.

Jeff Barry ’86, Founder & President, Boston Organics Following his graduation from Skidmore College in 1990, Jeff served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer and English teacher in the Comoros Islands off the coast of East Africa. He also initiated a project to raise funds to build a central marketplace in the village for local growers, artisans, and fishermen. Jeff returned to the US and earned a Masters Degree in Environmental Economics and International Business in 1995 from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. From 1997-2000, he served as a Research Analyst for VentureOne in San Francisco, now a division of Dow Jones and Company, tracking the venture capital industry and interviewing owners and founders of start-ups and venture backed companies. In 2002, Jeff and his wife returned to the East Coast and founded Boston Organics, establishing a service that delivers fresh organic produce directly to consumers in the Boston area while supporting local and regional agriculture. The company has a strong philanthropic corporate culture, donating all surplus produce to Food for Free. Boston Organics also focuses its corporate giving in support of organizations that promote environmental sustainability, access to healthy food and lifestyles, and local agriculture. Any free time Jeff has outside of his work is joyfully spent with his wife and three boys cooking, eating, and building elaborate Thomas the Tank Engine sets.

Class of 1981

In the Waughtel-Howe Field House, the Class of 1971 was well represented with 31% of their graduating class attending a Reunion function. Pictured here are 14 members of the graduating class.

Class of 1946 met for dinner at the Hope Club (l-r): John Dean, Stanley Sorrentino, Bill Maguire, Bill McCormick, Ed Cook, Bruce Derbyshire and Bill Claflin.

Ted Moran ’87, Terry Moran ’76 and Terry Moran ’06. Three Morans came together to celebrate their reunions. Class of 1981: A core group of 1981 alumni caught up in the Front Circle at sunset.


The Moses Brown Alumni Association Board 2010-11 The mission of the Moses Brown Alumni Association is to foster lifelong relationships with the school and fellow alumni. Stephanie Ogidan Preston ’97, Clerk

Jonathan Tobias King ’90

Keith Monchik ’90, Assistant Clerk

Todd Machtley ’00

Timothy Rhodes ’80, Treasurer

Laura Marasco ’94

Adrian Hendricks ’58, Recording Clerk

Neal Pandozzi ’91

John Baldwin ’94

George Panichas ’83

Angelo Bianco ’86

Brian Panoff ’94

James Briden ’81

John Pariseault ’97

Cara Camacho ’97

Joss Poulton ’07

Joyce Chang ’94

Brad Shipp ’83

Pamela Fishman Cianci ’91

Ashley Haffenreffer Wagstaff ’82

Albie Dahlberg ’87

Dawn West ’79

Due to the generosity of the class of 1948, four students pursued independent study last

Jason Engle ’98

Richard White ’84

summer, on projects ranging from climate change in the Arctic to the business of profes-

Bay Hudner ’04

Thomas Wynn ’87

sional sports. Pictured (l-r) are Fran Sargent, Ray Mountain, Zach Leman ’11, Joe Picozzi ’11,

Hugh Hysell ’83

Katie Karpowicz Young ’99

Arianna Riva ’11, Austin Jaspers ’11, George Nazareth and Marshall Cannell.

David Keyser ’89

Philip Zexter ’81


1946 Bill Myers 48, an auxiliary member of Flotilla 82’s U.S. Coast Guard, along with Headmaster Colonel Daniel Kennedy, awarded 76 graduates with their Florida boating licenses at the Sarasota Military Academy last January.

1948 Global reach: Several members of the Class of ’46 enjoyed themselves at Reunion this May. Seven members of the class came to Reunion.

1940 Robert Peck writes, “I was touched by having my


comments lead off the alumni

Bill Claflin lives at the foot of

Rotarian of the Century for

portion of the last Cupola.

Blackstone Boulevard about

the Providence Club is

The photo of the MB faculty

one mile from MB, following

Stanley Sorrentino. Stanley

brought back many memories

residence in Panama Canal,

adds, “While a student at

of such outstanding men —

Pawtucket, New York and

many of whom I had classes



days on Oahu, then a week in

Colby, I was doing magic

Joan and Chuck Staples remain

mountain views. In March we

shows throughout the State

very active in their volunteer

spent 12 days in California, in

of Maine. The Rotary Club

and community involvements.

the Bay area and in Sonoma

of Waterville hired me and a

He writes, “We attend many

County. I am hoping to make it

health issues, but he writes,

group of other entertainers to

cultural events: symphony,

to my 65th reunion in 2012.”

“They are under control,

perform at The Opera House to

opera, chamber music, ballets,

John Townsend writes, “My

thanks to good physicians and

raise money for a family whose

etc. Our travel had us in Croa-

younger son died in June. I

modern technology. I am also

father was killed in an auto-

tia and the Dalmatian Coast

broke my collarbone and I

active in my church, which

mobile accident. Over 3,000

last November. On our cruise

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retired from Harvard Divinity

helps, too!”

people attended this fund-

we saw historic cities, also

Marshall Cannell

raiser. That gesture of goodwill

nature preserves, and took side

25 Sheridan Road



Bill McCormick has had a few

School, where I taught Jewish

Kauai with splendid ocean and


studies. I am active writing

The Providence Rotary Club

made a lasting impression on

trips into Bosnia and Monte-

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5418

and attending seminars and

announced at their centennial

me and led me to later become

negro. In January we spent ten



celebration in May that the

a Rotarian.”

days in Hawaii, initially three



1961 Members of the Class of 1961 at Reunion 2011.

MB faculty circa 1949.

Bud Brooks ’51 and his wife Isabel live


in Dallas. Some may remember Bud as a teacher and “dorm parent” at MB; he taught at MB after graduating from Brown and has continued his career in teaching, most recently at Brookhaven Community College in Texas.

Thanks: Dick Burton ’54 After the last Cupola, Richard Burton ’54 wrote in, prompted Fred Goodrich ’51 is shown at a wire-

by the photo of the 1949 MB faculty. “Almost everyone was

less telecom trade show in Beijing a

instantly recognized and named, and all brought back a

few years ago. He attended the show

flood of such positive memories — what a profound impact

every fall for 11 years.


each had!” Dick writes. “Each has since died — one true regret is their passing has deprived me of the privilege of thanking each one of them, not for the imparted facts of the subject matter or the skills of the sport, but rather attributes far more important. The crucible of life crystallizes the awareness and appreciation of those individuals who’ve been

from current global affairs in


the late 1940s/early 1950s at assumes that I know what I

MB. We were, however, re-

know now!”

quired to take a “world affairs”

of positive influence, and of the nature and scope of that

Tom Breslin writes, “First me,


then my daughter and son,

forward to Reunion, a back

sponsored by Time magazine.

and now my grandson at MB.

injury prevented him from

The test served to remind most

these faculty imparted to me was not just the subject

Must be a pretty good place. I

travelling. He writes, “Having

of us, with the exception of

matter, but something far more essential to whatever

saw Bill Considine recently and

lived four years in Libya and

Dick Chadwell who, I believe,

he looks well.”

traveled in the Middle East for

always scored well, that we

many years, I see how inno-

knew little about anything

Robert Kellar lost his wife

cent our U.S. leaders are when

going on beyond the East Side

Loretta last July. He shares, “I

they chose to attack one side

of Providence. After 29 trips to

am doing okay. I am now living

or another in tribal societies.

China, I now realize that there

near my youngest son Barry in

We will not win by violence,

is a lot going on in that part

Clarksville, Tennessee.”

no matter how well-meaning

of the world that requires an

the attack may be. Supporting

Asian perspective to facilitate

education, especially in sci-

commerce. As many American

ences, gains all people more

companies have learned the

Martin Cassidy is still active in

than expressing our opinions

hard way, doing business is

Waughtel, Mr. Henderson, Army Armstrong, Charlie Hutton,

research of petroleum geology

with bullets.”

difficult even when you think

Arthur Cate, Mr. Paxton, Everett Raines, Babe Herman, Frank

and carbon dioxide seques-

“The true value and core substance of the MB education

successes I’ve enjoyed. Each by the personal example/ role model of integrity and dignity instilled core values: the awe and awareness of ‘the Greater Being/Presence,’ ethics, commitment, hard work, discipline, curiosity, organizational skills, priority setting, humanism, love of learning, selfrespect and self-responsibility, the joy of success by the underdog — and, yes, sense of humor! These have stood the test of time, and have been applicable across a great variety of life’s unexpected turns.

“For Headmaster Mr. Thomas, Coach Howe, Coach

Fuller, Miss Chappell, Miss Cullen, and so many others — my profound thanks and gratitude!” A nationally renowned hand surgeon, Dick is senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. He lives in Pittsford with his wife Peggy.



While Martin was looking

test every year. I believe it was

that you understand the culture.”

tration. He writes, “These

Fred Goodrich was still working

are interesting times with so

as of December. Home is the

much to accomplish. With

farm that his parents bought

Roy McKechnie’s oldest friend,

the education from MB, there

in 1937 in Barnstead, New

Charlie Kenyon — met at MB

are few limits to what can be

Hampshire. On the current

in 1950 — died last October.

accomplished. I wish I were

issue, Fred commented, “We

He writes, “We were one-year

18 and setting out again. That

were pretty well insulated

post-graduate types. We at-

Class Notes


Members of the Class of ‘56 enjoyed catching up at Reunion.

1963 Rembrandt van Rijn Dutch, 1606–1669 Self Portrait Leaning on a Stone Still, 1639

These images — some of Frank’s favorites — are provided courtesy of the Johnson Museum.

Sunset at Carlsbad, Bob Krause ’63 presented work on the Moses Brown

African, Kota (Bakota), late 19th–early 20th century Reliquary guardian figure

campus earlier this spring.


tended Brown together, experi-

Dick Nourie is still married

enced military service virtually

after 54 years, five children,

simultaneously. (Charlie

15 grandchildren. “My son

Steve Dretler writes, “Although

— Army, me — Air Force). I

Rich who taught at MB for ten

my 60-hour work week as a

stayed more or less in touch

years, is now the head of the

urologic surgeon at Massa-

over the decades. I miss him.”

Abington Friends School.”

chusetts General Hospital has

Arthur Milot lives in James-


town full-time. Now retired, he

busy with seven grandchildren, Torah study, chess lessons and

and his family are there most

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ice skating lessons (my family

of the time. The legacy contin-

Jack Houriet

thinks I’m crazy). Despite the

ues: his son Charlie was Class

2525 Turner Road

problems that occur with

of 1976 and grandson Bret

Willow Grove, PA 19090-1625

living, life is good. I miss my

Milot is in the Class of 2015.


dear friends Dan Cohen and

Fred DeCesaris.”

Bud Brooks writes, “Extend

Chinese, Zhejiang province Western Jin period (265–316) Funerary Jar

trickled down to 16, I am very


Art’s Global Impact: Frank Robinson ‘57 After 35 years as a museum director (at Williams College, RISD, and now Cornell), Frank Robinson ’57 recently decided to retire, or at least go part-time. “It has been wonderful to work in museums and before that as a college teacher in

my thanks to the members of

George Chappell became a

my class who returned for the

convinced Quaker. He writes,

reunion: Fred Barrows, Buzz

“I’ve joined the Midcoast

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Halladay, Roy McKechnie, Dick

Friends Meeting in Damar-

Jerry Knowles

Nourie and Parker Scott. I am

iscotta, Maine. They are a nice

60 Blackstone Boulevard

century, the effects of climate change on the arts, and much

with them in spirit if not in

group and I am happy with

Providence, RI 02906

else. As a museum person, I go from a leak in the roof one

body. I would like to be there

my decision. I always skirted


moment to talking to an architect about a new wing the next,

with them to share the events

Friends meetings in other

and then on to a curator who wants to buy a Tang dynasty

and activities on Saturday and

places I lived by attending, but

the dinner in the evening, and

never made a commitment. So

join with them in a toast to the

this is something new for me.”

wonderful memories of Moses

At press time, George was on

After several satisfying careers:

Brown and our graduation 60

track to graduate from God-

advertising copy writer/creative

years ago. I’ve been looking at

dard College with his M.F.A.

director; film and video writer/

our 1951 Mosaic, looking at our

in creative writing in June. He

producer; real estate broker,

pictures, the formal ones and

has submitted the first draft of

Victor Goodman has returned

the snapshots, and reading the

a book of poems and hopes to

to teaching English which was

comments. Such memories!

get a job as a writing teacher.

his first real job back in 1967

Although Frank retired this summer from the Johnson Museum at

And, sad to say, we lost Charlie

“I owe it all — learning to write

at the University of Cincinnati.

Cornell, he will continue working at Cornell part-time, doing what

Kenyon this year. I hope the

— to Meserve, Paxton and

He is an adjunct instructor at

he does now — seeing alumni and leading tours of museums here

class has a great reunion.”

Smith,” he says.

Fordham University.

and abroad.


art history,” he says. “A work of art is the meeting point of so many different aspects of culture and society; I’ve had to study European blowfish, the rural economy of the 17th

bowl, and so on. The variety of a public organization like a museum is endless; the visitors range from pre-K kids learning about shapes and colors to Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, learning about, well, shapes and colors, and everything in between, from teenagers in sneakers to scholars in various fields to major donors with hair as white as mine. It has been a privilege to spend a life this way.”


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“My career as a documentary filmmaker has kept me learning with every topic I cover. Travel is certainly the greatest educator. One of my most interesting experiences abroad was doing a film for Save the Children on the rehabilitation of child soldiers in a refugee camp in Guinea. There, young men and women who were forcibly taken as children and forced to commit the most atrocious acts were given education and counseling so that they could return to society. Their stories were heartbreaking, but their courage was inspiring.” — Award-winning TV producer Joe Lovett ’62 produced the first in-depth AIDS investigations for national television, airing on 20/20. He also has produced national documentaries for PBS and HBO on AIDS in South Africa, global warming, and the methamphetamine epidemic.

Full On Winter: David Hall ’68 exhibited at Tierney Fine Art in Bozeman, Montana.

1970 Paul Sorrentino ’70 recently published Transforming Vision, which describes multiethnic Christian communities. The book offers a guide to multiethnic ministry for church and campus leaders. Paul is director of religious life at Amherst College and on the faculty at Bethel Seminary of the East.

Working for Global Rights: Russ Carpenter ‘59 Russ Carpenter ’59 spent some time in December in Kabul,


Afghanistan. He went there as a member of the board and executive committee of Global Rights — an international

Paul Warburton ’71 wrote a book about baseball published by

human rights organization that works with local human

McFarland in 2010 entitled Signature Seasons: 15 Baseball Legends

rights partners in difficult third-world countries — to assess

at Their Most Memorable, 1908-1949.

the Global Rights program in Afghanistan. That program was established in 2000 to assist Afghan women refugees in

of my paintings are inspired

Pakistan who had fled from the Taliban, and has operated

by the southwest Montana

in post-Taliban Afghanistan to promote women’s rights, the

and Yellowstone Park areas. Stephen Morris writes, “I am

A piece of my heart resides

Bill Lynch writes, “A highlight

still churning out books and

there, due in large part to the

this year was competing in

articles as well as publishing

poetry associated with the

the World Age Group Olympic

Green Living Journal. If you want

convergence of family and

Distance Triathlon in Buda-

to see how we live in Vermont,

friends, moving water and

pest last September. It was

check out my novel, Stories and

mayfly hatches. I live in Salt

inspiring to compete with 47

Tunes, on Amazon.”

Lake City and on Blaine Spring

rule of law, and access to justice.

Russ was powerfully impressed by the dedicated young

Afghan lawyers who have made the Global Rights organization the respected leader in training a new generation of younger Afghans in Western legal and human rights values. They have pioneered and taught law courses at Kabul University in legal representation, Afghan rights, and family law. They have placed and mentored their best law

Creek near Ennis, Montana.”

men in my age group, 65-69. I was very pleased to place in

graduates in Afghan human rights and governmental orga-

Al Hunt wrote to say that he

my division’s top half and be

nizations. And they have established street-front legal aid

would be racing in Antigua

ninth of the 14 Americans. Ted

in April and would not be

bureaus for victims of spousal abuse and denials of family

Whitford’s swim coaching got

able to make the reunion. He

Winthrop Sanford is proud

rights. Among other accomplishments, their courses have

me started.”

says, “Let it be known to my

to announce that his grand-


1966 classmates that Mike

daughter Grace Louise

Sweetser and I see each other

Goodwin was born last

all the time between South

September to his daughter

integrated men and women in the same classes for the first time ever in Afghan Sharia (Islamic) law schools. These Global Rights programs will now expand to universities and provincial capitals elsewhere in Afghanistan.

Russ comments, “Kabul was not otherwise a good

place to visit. The city has grown from 500,000 residents to 5,000,000 during the present war and is overwhelmed by traffic, squatters, air pollution, trash and sewage, and corruption. Large areas of the city — controlled by the U.S. and its coalition, the U.N., major western embassies, and Afghan warlords — are cordoned off and inaccessible. In general,


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Dartmouth, Massachusetts,

Heather Sanford Goodwin ’96

Stephen Carney

Annapolis, Maryland and Port

and her husband Dan

191 Spring Road

St. Lucie, Florida.” Al can be


North Kingstown, RI 02852

reached at




1970 Neil Brier coaches the Dwight

Dave Hall writes, “I am a self-

School’s middle school soccer

taught artist and have been

team which went 15-0 last fall.

the many Westerners who work there do not walk in the

Curtis Mays is now retired in

painting full-time since 2003.

Neil writes, “I am the associate

streets and outside of work, there is little for them to do.

Sun Valley, Idaho and busy

I am moved by the half-light

dean for student affairs and

There are better places in the world to work and play.”

relaxing, skiing, and hiking.

of dawn and dusk, and most

CAS (Creativity, Action and


Class Notes 1977 Henning Fenzell, George Fenzell’s ’77 son, shows MB pride by wearing Blue and White. He was born last October and is pictured here with mom Jennifer Lefevre and dad George.



West Coast / East Coast: Christian Davis ‘86 and dad Joe Davis ‘61 enjoyed celebrating Reunion together this


spring. Christian lives in California, while Joe is in Newport.

Class of 1976 met at Reunion this spring.

Maurice Etheredge ’81 shares, “It’s great to reconnect with the institution, which helped shape who I am as a person. The curriculum challenged me academically. The boarding department shaped my independence and leadership skills. The friends I

Service) coordinator at Dwight

made here at MB are for life.”

and co-chair of the Brooklyn Community Board 14’s youth

Harriet Dashoff Lockshine’s ’80 son Louis


Lockshine, 11, made the All-A Honor Roll this past year at his school, Hans Christian Andersen Elementary, in Rockledge, Florida.

Stanley Wachtenheim works in the global markets, right from downtown Providence at Merchants Overseas, Inc.


on Bassett Street. Stanley is president and CEO of


Merchants Overseas, the largest 5-star U.S. distribution partner of Swarovski Crystal and one of the last jewelry companies located in

Bill sees Mark Melaragno ’81


in Charlotte and welcomes other visitors. He also got to


see Peter Ramsden on business

Lawrence Knowles has been

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trips to the area (supplying

living in San Diego since

Ashley Haffenreffer

the South with quality New

2004. “These days, I write for


England seafood) and saw Les-

AOL News and teach ESL at

Providence’s Historic Jewelry

Parker Ramspott has owned

136 Highland Avenue

lie and Owen O’Neil, Nell and


San Diego State University.”

and operated a bicycle store

Rowayton, CT 06853

Tim O’Neil ’80 and Christine

Lawrence “Jerry” Knowles II


in Amherst, Massachusetts for


and John Gregg ’81 on Cape

’57 joined his son Larry’s 25th

more than 20 years. See www.

Cod last summer. He says: “I

Reunion dinner in the field

keep returning to Rhode Island


laughingdogbicycles to learn Burr Stewart started his own consulting practice last year after almost 30 years at the Port of Seattle, Washington.




Bill Baker and his wife, Meg

every summer in hopes that

Filoon, and their two boys

I will get an invitation from

Michelle Smith-Gonsalves

have been in Charlotte, North

Ashley H. in Little Compton so

lives in Barrington with her

Carolina for ten years now,

I can show off my beer belly!”

husband Manny and children,


Lindy, 10, Sabrina, 8, and

Roger Goodman was re-elected

but their kids’ ice hockey and

to a third term in the Washing-

lacrosse passion has given

ton State legislature as the vice

them a Southern geography

Joseph, 5. She writes, “I’m still good friends with Jeff

Class Correspondent

chair of the house judiciary

lesson, bringing them to

Stephen Griffin’s sons Riley,

Durso-Finley and we get to-

Gordon Ondis

committee. He is busy also

Atlanta, Annapolis, and

class of 2016, and Chase, class

gether many times over the

43 Duncan Avenue

with his young children Vivian,

Cleveland (where they were

of 2018, are now together in

year. Also, I see Devin Kelly

Providence, RI 02906

8, and Felix, 4. He and his

hosted by Perry Blossom).

the middle school at MB. “It’s

and Tim Faulkner as they are


family live in Kirkland, a

They were in Rhode Island

great to be back in the MB

both in Barrington and have

suburb of Seattle.

for a tournament in January.


children friendly with mine.”



In February, Dave Dwares ’92 married Catherine Novosel in Florida, with Ned Silverman as best man and several MB alumni in attendance.


Joel Volterra ’89 is living and working in NYC as a geotechnical/civil engineer and competing in triathlon and marathon endurance events to raise money for cancer research. Here, Joel is shown

Save the date! MB Golf Tourney Returns

getting his medal from Chrissie Wellington at the Timberman Ironman

The Quaker Golf Classic will take place on Monday, October 3, at

70.3 mile finish last August in New

Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, sponsored by the

Hampshire. To see more about Joel’s

MB Alumni Association. Space is limited to 120 golfers, with

efforts, visit http://pages.teamintraining.

registrations being taken now. Tournament proceeds will


support the MBAA Bliss Scholarship Fund and help MBAA expand alumni programs. Cost is $225 per golfer, $900 per foursome, and $25 for the 5:30 cocktail reception. The MBAA also welcomes sponsors at a variety of levels. For more,

Adrienne Schaberg Filipov ’91

contact MB Alumni Relations at,

welcomed her first baby, a son,

831-7350 x288.

Maximilian Alexander, with her

Wannamoisett is regularly heralded as one of the top

husband of four years, Sergei. She

100 courses in America and annually hosts the prestigious

writes, “Everyone is doing great

Northeast Amateur. This Donald Ross-designed par 69

and still living in NYC. We enjoyed

masterpiece has been ranked as one of the top 50 courses in

coming to the 20th reunion in April

the nation by Golf Magazine, GolfWeek and Golf Digest.

and introducing Max to all the


At MB’s last golf tournament (2006), John Gower ’78 came

other class of 1991 MB babies.”

closest to pin and David DiSanto ’00 had the longest drive.


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Kelley Ciampi Wigren

8 Juniper Road

Wellesley, MA 02482


The winning team included Paul Ardente ’81.

1989 Dave Keyser writes, “On December 29, Elizabeth Quinn Keyser officially arrived on the scene at 7 lbs. 14 oz., 21 inches

Adrian Hurditch just moved

Last winter, David Dwares mar-

to a new house in Seattle.

ried Catherine Novosel in Palm

Contact Adrian at ahurditch@

Beach, Florida. Ned Silverman

was best man. The wedding


was beautiful and overlooked the ocean, says Kelley Wigren: “It was a truly fantastic week-

strains of Newcastle Disease in

long. She met her big sister

Paul Dahlberg writes, “After 26

end, and we all had a great

cormorants to the East Coast.

Charlotte and everyone was

years of school, I am finally en-

time catching up! I look for-

“This is certainly a global

home just in time to celebrate

tering the ‘real world’. It takes

ward to hearing more exciting

Inga Sidor is a veterinary

pathogen,” she says, “with

the New Year together.”

some getting used to.” Paul

news from classmates soon!”

pathologist and assistant

potentially dire consequences

lives in York, Pennsylvania.

On hand at Dave’s wedding

clinical professor at the

for wild and domestic birds,

University of New Hampshire.

and the New England

She has been working

economy. We’re working to

regionally (New England) with

create a Northeast Wildlife

a variety of wildlife disease



(l-r above) were: Richard WasLara Rosenbaum writes, “Hello

serman ’83, Eric Wasserman ’06,

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everyone! Nothing too huge to

Donald Dwares ’55, David Was-

Julie Reitzas

report, yet, but I’m embark-

serman, Aaron Simon, David

Disease Cooperative to

1688 Drift Road

ing on my first book project!

Dukcevich, Damon Yip, Kelley

issues, including marine

assist state and federal wildlife

P.O. Box 302

I’m still a freelance writer for

Wigren, David Dwares, Peter

mammals and birds. Most

agencies to better detect and

Westport Point,

magazines and websites. I still

Dwares ’62, Andy Wigren, Josh

recently, Inga was part of

track wildlife diseases.” Inga

MA 02791-0302

live in Salt Lake City, but plan

Holland, Rob Lancaster, Ned

a multi-agency group that

previously worked at Mystic


to move by early spring/

Silverman, Eric King, and Patrick

confirmed spread of virulent


summer of 2011.”

Wasserman ’08.


Class Notes


Global Perspective: Abby Demopulos ‘90 In December, Jayma and Jay Sitton ’92 welcomed Henri to their family.

Abby Demopulos ’90 has been working in London these past few years, posted on assignment at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Abby works for the U.S. Treasury Department (International Affairs), which oversees the EBRD for the U.S. The European Bank is an internationallyowned institution which invests in Central and Eastern Europe to promote transition to market economies.

Doc for president!

Members of the Doc Odell Fan Club should get

Abby spent a year in Italy during college and a year

teaching English in Poland.

on Facebook to get the latest updates on Doc Odell’s doings. Why wait for the next Cupola to

get your MB news? The MB Facebook page has

pounded Latin grammar into my head for six years,” Abby

“I was fortunate that Mrs. Heckman and Mrs. Breindel

updates on recent events, such as the spring mu-

says. “Later, when I had the opportunity to live overseas, I had

sical Grease, Krause Gallery exhibits, Reunion

a leg up on Italian and some idea how to decode the cases and

photo albums, and videos from SPAF this spring.

verb tenses of Polish.”

On April 1, many MB fans witnessed King “Doc”

Odell announce his candidacy for president in

“Latin was my favorite class at MB because it was a

mix of language and ancient history,” she says. “Languages

2012 via video. See

play a large part in global education, but a good background


in history, writing and mathematical skills are critical to developing necessary analytical skills. The best way to develop global understanding is to live outside the U.S. for awhile.”

Welcome, Charlie! Proud parents are Christine Murphy Costello ‘93 and Last May, Kirsten Hall became

her husband Kevin.

the U.S. Agent for the Bright Group International, a Londonbased children’s illustration agency. She spent two weeks in Thailand this February

Former faculty update: Paul Graseck


Former faculty member Paul Graseck can now be found in

researching, writing, and pho-

Kentucky. Paul is director of cultural studies in Louisville,

tographing a feature story on

Christine Murphy Costello and

Last MB knew, Mishaal Al-

elephants to run in the March

her husband Kevin Costello

Sulaiman had returned to his

a district with 100,000 students and 130 schools. “A new

issue of Time For Kids Magazine.

became parents in April to

home country of Saudia Arabia

experience for me!” he says. “It is a fascinating job. I really

a boy, Charles. “Charlie, our

and was involved in promot-

like Louisville.” Paul oversees curriculum (K-12) in five areas

Kris Photopoulos writes,”After

bruiser, weighed in at 9.2 lbs

ing motor sports in the region.

for the district’s 100,000 students: Social Studies, Arts &

15 years living in NYC and

and was 21 inches long.

Mishaal had formed United

Everyone is doing well.”

Humanities, World Languages, Practical Living, and Music.

New Jersey, we moved back to

Racing Company and launched

After leaving MB in 1987, Paul taught public high school social


the Jeddah Raceway, the first

Saunderstown last May. We had our third child on Labor Day, little boy Carter Michael

and largest project of its kind in Saudi Arabia. Mishaal was

studies for 14 years in Woodstock, Connecticut. While at Woodstock, he earned his Ph.D. in educational studies from the University of Connecticut.

who joins our son Kaiden,

More ’94!

vice-chairman and executive

5, and our daughter Chloe,

We received a request in a

director of the project and

almost 3. My former com-

recent Cupola survey: “More

hoping to bring international

pany Wimba was acquired by

class notes from the Class of

competition to the raceway.

in three different school districts. He also served as a high

Blackboard in July so I am now

’94, please.” 1994 alumni —

Updates from Mishaal or other

school planning consultant for the Paul Cuffee School in

working for them.”

can you send a note or photo?

classmates welcome.


Since leaving classroom teaching, Paul has been an

administrator, including curriculum director and principal,


2000 Caroline Means ’00 married Sebastien Laye last year in Nonquitt, Massachusetts. Shown at her wedding are (l-r): Marla Nasser, Liz Silvia Frary with son Emmett, Jessica Brown, Kai Schwertner ’02, Charlie Means ’69, Caroline Means, Sara Farley ’02, Maddie Means ’02, Howard Means ’63, Laura Gruber ’02, Chip Baker, and Bob Sheridan ’68. Theodore Sedgwick Watson ’65 also attended.



Nancy Johnston Boissonet ’96 and family happily welcomed Max, born last October. They live in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Becky Shaw O’Hara ’99 lives in Guangzhou, China. She works for Rawlings designing and overseeing the manufacture of baseball and softball bats in China. She’s a mechanical engineer (McGill U. ‘04) working with aluminum, fiberglass and composite bats (wooden bats are made in the U.S.).

Become a FAN of Moses Brown at


1996 Elisa Magendantz Barton

After State Department


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assignments in Iraq and Italy,

Jason Engle

Chris Curran has finished his

back to Colorado from North

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114 Marbury Avenue

term as vice consul in the

UPenn. I’ve been based in

Carolina. Her husband Adam

Cara Camacho

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Rome Embassy. Chris’ next

London since 2001. I’ve been

teaches fourth grade at the

216 Maryland Avenue NE,


assignment, starting this July,

working at The Wallace

Aspen Elementary School and


is assistant to the ambassador

Collection, an art museum in

previously taught at the Caro-

Washington, DC 20002-5749

lina Friends School in Durham.



to the United Nations. He will

the West End of London since 2006. I’m the head of events,

“It was so wonderful to see

responsible for generating in-

him grow to understand and

Class Correspondent

Brian Lehrman and his wife

come for the museum through

love the Quaker philosophy

Welcome, Parker! Zoe Street

Kirstin McCarthy

April live with their family in

corporate and private hire.

of the school,” says Margaret.

Anderson ’97 and family

1511 Vermont Avenue, NW

Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Sam and I have two kids,

“Three moves in three years,”

welcomed Parker Lily

Washington, DC 20005

Brian continues to work at

Robbie who is 3 and Nina who

she says. “I think we’ll be stay-

Anderson in December. They


Raytheon and travels to Asia

is 1 so life is very busy!”

ing here for a little while!”

live in Clearwater, Florida.

on a regular basis.

shares an update from London.

Margaret Symonds Hancock

Elisa says, “I’m married to Sam

and her husband have moved

Barton, a Brit I met back at


be in New York for two years.

Class Notes


Survey Says: comments received after the last Cupola on MB Teachers

Andrew Silver ’01 married Jenna Adelberg in Philadelphia last October.

“As his first group of students in middle school, we initially gave DAVID FLAXMAN a run for his money but he quickly became a well-respected teacher, mentor, Pictured with Connor Hartley ’02

and friend. Señor’s enthusiasm, passion for teaching,

at his Nantucket wedding last

and motivation to help students grow and succeed

October are Scott Robbin ’02 and

academically and personally was unparalleled. RUTH

Adam Freedman ’02.

BREINDEL was also a wonderful educator; she was tough


but fair, and taught us more than just Latin — she helped us learn how to learn.”


—Lauren Wier Guilhardi ’00

survey says

Are you a Peace Corps alumnus, too? Cupola is looking for stories/ updates/photos from alumni who celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps this year. To date, MB records indicate a number of MB alumni with Peace Corps connections: Mike Gannett ’61


Chris Hill ’70


Richard Gittleman ’73


Peter Kilmarx ’79


Jeff Barry ’86

Cormoros Islands

David Morsilli ’87


Elizabeth Drew ’88

South Africa

Elizabeth Lefebvre Winangun ’90


Chris Curran ’99



Amanda Harter Fogle-Donmoyer ’99 Benin Grant Fraze ’01


Peter Treut ’01


Jenny Moniz ’02, Matt Glendinning, Karin Morse ’79, Matt Fishbein ’02 and Jackie Asadorian enjoyed the Boston alumni gathering in June at Boston

Class Correspondent

University’s Castle.

Liz Donat

1285 Clarkson St. Apt #11

Denver, CO 80218

Ari Heckman writes, “I live


in the West Village of Manhat-

If you have also served in the Peace Corps, let us know: email Photos welcome.

photo: PeaceCorps

2000 Elspeth Beauchamp received


her Ph.D. in tumor biology


tan and run three real estate Another MB alumnus in

related companies based in

from Georgetown University

Andrew Silver married Jenna

Brooklyn. MB friends remain

Rebecca Tanguay finished her

education: Matthew Fishbein

last May. She has received

Adelberg at the Please Touch

a large part of my life.” Ari re-

last year at the Silver School

is the assistant director of

several awards and honors

Museum in Philadelphia last

turned to MB for Reunion this

of Social Work at NYU. She

annual giving and coaches the

while at Georgetown. Her

October. In attendance were

spring and hosted an ’01 event

graduated with her master’s

varsity football team at Thayer

dissertation was related to

Andrew’s dad Paul ’68 and

at The Salon in Downcity Prov-

and plans to work in addiction

Academy in Braintree, Massa-

the treatment of pediatric

Andrew’s brother Nate ’06,

idence. Ari previously worked

treatment and become certi-

chusetts. After getting his B.A.

cancer and is expected to enter

who was best man, along with

for Cornish Associates and

fied as an addiction specialist:

at Wesleyan, Matt received

FDA trials soon. She is doing

several 2001 classmates: Matt

played a role in the revitaliza-

“I currently intern at the NYC

his master’s at the University

research at Georgetown, and

Archibald, Noah Davis, Adam

tion of downtown Providence.

Department of Probation and

of East Anglia in England. He

looking for a post-doctoral

Drobnis, Jeremy Forsythe,

Ari’s newest company, ash,

have developed the first wom-

lives in Boston and connected

position. She will likely do

Geoff Nelson, Jason Pappas,

offers loft living to city dwell-

en’s group and plan to create

with Cupola recently on Face-

her post-doc at Philadelphia

Chris Savage, Peter Treut, Julie

ers. One of the most popular is

training for probation officers

book and attended the Boston

Children’s hospital in February.

Fritz and Erica Teverow.

“World Village.”

to better serve their clients.”

event in June.


2003 Become a FAN of Moses Brown at


Adam Mignanelli ’03 self-published a photography book on Sicilian typography and signs after spending time there in 2007.

2003 2006 classmates Jon Boc and Adam Tracy caught up with Alumni Relations Director Karin Morse ‘79 at the Boston Alumni Reception in June.

Kristina Rigby Shepherd ’03 and Toby Shepherd welcomed their first baby boy, Elijah, last March. Kristina writes, “Toby is in his last year of public policy graduate school at Harvard and I am in my final year of my master’s degree in nurse-midwifery.” Amy Ostroff has been living in Yokohama, Japan for the past five years working as an


2009. Arian writes, “He is from Houston and received his MFA

educational trainer at a pub-

from RISD in graphic design.

lishing company in Tokyo. She

Jake Duhaime is now social

emailed, “When I saw the topic

media manager for the Detroit

Aaron Tracy finished his

Music. This fall, John will begin

We now live in New Haven.

of your next Cupola, I thought

Red Wings. Last winter would

master’s in healthcare

a master’s in library and

I am in the master’s nursing

you might be interested to

have been his fifth season as a

management at Duquesne

information science program

program at Yale to receive my

hear about the earthquake/

hockey reporter, but Jake says,

University in June. He will

at Simmons, specializing in

women’s health nurse prac-

radiation situation and relief

“Things change when the

start medical school at Sackler

archival education and music

titioner degree. My husband

efforts from someone who

premier franchise in U.S.

School of Medicine in Tel Aviv,

history. He continues to

works as a senior graphic

lives here and experienced the

hockey comes calling.”

Israel in August.

research and play in the 19th-

designer and teaches at the

century American minstrel

University of New Haven. My

banjo tradition in the North-

program lasts three years and

east and South. He is planning

then we’re planning on moving back to Rhode Island!”

earthquakes. I was working


about two hours away from

Adam Mignanelli’s new

the Fukushima plant, in Chiba,

photography book studies the

when the initial earthquake

relationship of typography

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to return to Iceland in July to

happened. I am also in contact

and signage with the land and

Kori Burnham

trek the infamous Ring Road,

with a bunch of the former

people of Sicily. Adam writes,

250 Creek Street

and continue a photography

Japanese exchange students

“While working full-time at

Wrentham, MA 02093

project documenting the

who attended MB from Toyo

Vice Media here in New York,


churches found in the rural

Jessica Gazin lives in Sunder-

High School in Shizuoka, and I

I plan to have an exhibition

areas of the country.

land, Massachusetts where

am sure they would be happy

and a book launch event for

to contribute thoughts or

Tipografia di Sicilia. More infor-

Since graduating from

Arian Rotondi Solomon

volunteers with the Special

opinions as well. Over the

mation can be seen at http://

Wheaton in 2008, John

graduated from Connecticut

Olympics and Horizons for

course of the past few weeks I I also

Campopiano has been

College with a degree in

Homeless Children. She writes,

was reminded of some of the

have been running an art and

working as an administrative

women’s health and dance.

“It gives me an opportunity to

Quaker values and lessons we

design media blog called The

assistant, multimedia archivist

She took two years off from

work with homeless children.

were taught growing up, and

Ballast with my brother Matt

and graphic designer for Ran

school, working as a health

I’m looking to go to grad

now I clearly see the benefits.”

’01. I often spend time with

Blake and the contemporary

screening technician and a

school in the next year or two

Amy can be contacted at

Alexander Egan, Greg Katzen

improvisation department at

personal fitness trainer. She

for early childhood special

and Caitlin Miller in NYC.”

New England Conservatory of

married Matthew Solomon in



2005 she is a preschool teacher. She

Class Notes

The Class of 2006 enjoying their first MB Reunion.

Alumni depicted varying locales in the Spring Alumni Exhibit: Clockwise from top left: Somewhere Else in Maine, David Everett

The Class of 2006 has the largest facebook page: 89 members

’81, Comet, Reva Street ’05, Boston Public Gardens, Marc Mazzarelli ’81, Wind-sculpted icicle, Haines, Alaska, L. B. Chase ’58, and Water Lilies, Robert Krause ’63.

Carlos Avila writes, “Moses Brown helped make me who I Gabe Amo is in England. Gabe

Jacob Chase-Lubitz recently

was awarded a Marshall Schol-

worked in communications

Tegan Mortimer writes, “After

hope my children can receive

arship and began studying at

at the Israel Palestine Center

spending four grey and rainy

the same kind of well-rounded

Oxford this past October for a

for Research and Information

years in Scotland, I finally

education that I did.”

degree in comparative social

in East Jerusalem. He lives in

graduated from the University

policy. “Moses Brown helped

Bethlehem, West Bank, and

of St. Andrews with a degree

Hanna Bratton returned to

environment and cultural

me lay the foundation to this

is working on improving his

in environmental biology and

college at The New School in

studies, I examined the

huge opportunity,” says Gabe.

Arabic. He studied interna-

geography last June. I’m now

Manhattan after an incredible

potential of population growth

Gabe graduated from Wheaton

tional business and manage-

located on the beautiful Isle

three months in Central America

in Detroit and design-led

last year where he served as

ment at Dickinson College,

of Anglesey in North Wales

working on organic farms.

solutions to the problem of

president of the Student

concentrating on the Middle

pursuing a master’s degree

Government Association.

East. Jake also worked for the

in marine environmental

Monica Carvalho completed her

thesis at the University of


U.S. Department of State as an

protection with Bangor

first semester at Teachers

Chicago. That experience led

intern at the Foreign Service

University. My summer will be

College at Columbia University.

me to my current job running

Institute and attended the

spent in Wales working on my

She will finish her program

media and communications

am today in a very large way. I

Kara Elliott-Ortega writes, “Interested in the built

“shrinking cities” in my senior

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American University in Cairo.

master’s dissertation, model-

in December with a master’s

for the Society of Architectural

Nate Silver

At the Israel Palestine Center

ing historical sea-level changes

degree in teaching (secondary

Historians. I’m still living in

2046 W. Cortez #2

(, Jake directed

around the Isles of Scilly. So,

English education) and New

Chicago, and in my spare time

Chicago, IL 60622

the Center for Public Media

unfortunately I’ll have to miss

York State Teaching Certifica-

I rabble-rouse and write for


and was director of strategic

out on seeing my MB friends

tion. She plans on teaching, a Chicago-


this time!”

high school English.

centric website.”


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A global community — countries and languages represented by MB’s facebook fans: Egyptian Odyssey: Dana Weiner ‘07 Duke student Dana Weiner ’07 spent a semester studying in Egypt last year. Dana attended the American University in Cairo and lived in Zamalek. Dana took classes on

Countries: 798 U.S. 10 Canada 7 Japan 3 each – United Kingdom, Italy 2 each – Spain, Pakistan

management and media ethics, ancient Egyptian technology, museum management, and a colloquial Arabic class. She also got to experience Egypt winning the African Cup in soccer, which she calls “amazing. Soccer is the biggest, most popular sport in the country, and people flooded the streets waving Egyptian flags (myself included) to show pride for the country and excitement about the win. I saw families packed into small cars, buses crowded over capacity, and people walking in the middle of highways. It was an incredible display of Egyptian pride.”

“Egypt is a beautiful country with diverse terrain,”

she says. “Cairo is a big, busy, city, New Cairo is a sandy desert, and Gouna is a beach paradise. The versatility in environments is impressive.” While in Egypt, Dana also got to go sandboarding (like snowboarding on sand dunes) in the Sahara desert. She also went on a Nile cruise and even visited with the extended family of Habib Gorgi ’74 in Giza.

Cities 274 Providence 43 Boston 32 West Warwick 30 New York 26 Chicago 20 Seattle

Languages 805 English (U.S.) 26 English (U.K.) 5 Japanese 4 Spanish 1 German 1 Leet Speak

Dana graduated from Duke this June and plans to attend law school.

2008 2007

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Natalie Triedman

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major, she cites the innovative

283 Wayland Ave.

Lindy Nash

work being done to allow for

Providence, RI 02906

1312 Narragansett Blvd.

self-directed intervention for


Cranston, RI 02905

obesity where patients choose



to join an online program to

address the issue. Emily wants to be part of the change that


Last September at UC Berkeley,

can better facilitate relation-

before the start of the lacrosse

ships between doctors and

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season, Emily Abbood learned

patients. With medical school

Betsy Tammaro

the university was dropping

in her future, she would also

69 Londonderry Way

women’s lacrosse due to cost-

like to earn a master’s degree

Uxbridge, MA 01569

cutting. Emily’s school gave

in public health.


the teams a choice to play this season’s schedule or not. For

Eli Cushner writes, “Hey,

Emily, there was no choice.

everyone! I hope you all have

Alexander Bloom writes, “I

Cal won three games and lost

a magical graduation!” Eli

finished my sophomore year

one. She said that a sustaining

Cushner was a Class of 1948

at Wheaton College. I love it

goal this season is to prove

Independent Study Award

here! I declared my major,

to the country that women’s

winner and attended the

psychology, with a minor in

lacrosse at Cal should not

McBride Magic School in Las

education. Maybe I will be back

have been cut. A public health

Vegas in 2006.

at MB to teach some day!”


King “Doc” Odell has taught world languages to countless MB students over the years. This summer, he caught up with 1997 alumni Sarah Chiappetta and Katie Howard Hart at the Boston Alumni Reception.

Class Notes

Welcome, Class of 2011 MB and Away: Class of 2011 heads off to destinations far and wide “Do what you’re good at. Do what your special abilities call you to do. Working together in this way, we can all make a better world. … Never before have we lived in a time where we need more ethical examples. Those who go out into the world to take will ultimately be shortchanged. Those who go out into the world to give will find their lives and the world transformed.” Tom’s of Maine founder and former CEO, Tom Chappell ’61, delivered MB’s Commencement address.

Student Senate President Joe Picozzi ’11 took the wide view at Commencement this June, asking classmate Austin Jaspers to capture the moment on his camera. “Graduation means the end of an era for a lot of us,” he said. “We have to start over. Everyone’s going to be the new kid again. We’re going to have to find our way around new buildings, get used to new teachers, find new friends. Personally, I’m pumped. Moses Brown is the type of school that encourages its students to get out there and try new things. At MB, we participated in Harkness discussions instead of lectures. We played sports we never would have otherwise, and we all performed hours of community service. Through these experiences, we learned new ways to think; we met new people, and we grew as people. Moses Brown taught us to be comfortable outside of our comfort zone.”

2011 Destinations The most popular colleges to which our students applied included Boston University, Northeastern, Brown, Syracuse and Tufts. Our Ivy acceptances were strong: seniors were offered enrollment at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, and Princeton. Boston University and Tufts have the highest rates of MB attendance, each enrolling six graduates, while five went to Brown.

The following institutions admitted the highest numbers of

MB students: Boston University, Northeastern, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Vermont.

We are extremely proud of the Class of 2011 for expanding

their thinking and choices beyond colleges that are traditionally popular among New England students. Many seniors actively researched a range of powerful schools, using consortiums such as Colleges that Change Lives (CTCL). Students were accepted at many schools outside of New England, such as the University of Michigan, Northwestern, Stanford and Occidental. Congratulations to all of this year’s MB “Lifers” — their careers truly spanned the MB experience.

Moses Brown seniors were also drawn to the southern states,

with graduates applying to the University of Mississippi, the University of South Carolina, the University of Texas/ Austin, the University of Miami, and Tulane; some adventuresome seniors decided to venture abroad, looking at the University of Edinburgh and McGill.

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Robert Whitaker, Class of 1929, a Phi Beta Kappa

R. Clinton Fuller, Class of 1943, professor emeritus of

Clarence Smith, Class of 1946, served as a U.S.

graduate of Williams College, was a lieutenant

biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts,

Marine during the Korean Conflict as 2nd Lieutenant

commander in the Navy in World War II. He worked

graduated from Brown and earned his Ph.D. at

and received many citations including Service Medal

for 36 years at the William Haskell Manufacturing

Stanford in microbiology. Clint believed in an

with two stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

Company in Pawtucket as director, vice president and

international scientific community without political

Employed as a salesman, he was also a member of

general manager. He later was business and

boundaries, and produced hundreds of published

Medina VFW Post 5137 and enjoyed making jewelry

development manager for Central Congregational

journal articles. He was a recipient of the Alexander

and telling jokes. (12/5/10)

Church in Providence, where he was instrumental in

von Humboldt fellowship at the University of

purchasing and creating Hamilton House as a senior

Freiburg, and was awarded an honorary doctoral

community center. Robert enjoyed summers at his

degree at Moscow State University. Clint’s scientific

home in Westport Harbor sailing his Beetle Cat.

research, especially into the biochemical mechanisms


of photosynthesis, remains pivotal to the understanding of how plants turn sunlight into

Philip Kelsey, Class of 1934, spent his first 12 years

energy. (10/18/10)

John Paulson, Class of 1947, a research chemist who worked at the Air Force Geophysics Lab at Hanscom Field, Bedford, graduated from Haverford College and earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Rochester. He was the recipient of two prestigious Air Force awards and was internationally recognized for his research on atmospheric chemistry. John served

on the West Bank in Ramallah, Palestine, where his father served as principal of the Friends Boarding

Henry Fales, Class of 1944, was drafted into the Army

as president of the Hanscom chapter of Sigma Xi.

School and minister of the Quaker Meeting. He

Air Corps, where he was trained as a ball turret


graduated from Guildford College, then received a

gunner on B-17s, then attended Colby College on the

divinity degree at Boston University and a master’s of

GI Bill. After leaving his position as an engineer/

divinity at Hartford Seminary. He served as a

programmer at General Electric, he worked as a

congregational minister in numerous churches in

handyman for senior citizens and as a computer

New England and New York and as interim pastor of

operator for the Nauset Regional School system. In

the Frankfort Church in Philadelphia. He was an

retirement, Henry became interested in ham radio,

English teacher at Atlantic City Friends School and

achieving the highest amateur radio license, Extra. He

Atlantic City High School. Because of his Quaker

was a member of the board of the Orleans Council on

beliefs, Philip was always involved in anti-war and

Aging where he also taught computer classes and

peace activities and registered as a conscientious

helped many seniors set up their home computers. He

objector, refusing to take up arms in World War II.

was designated Volunteer of the Year in Orleans in


2002 and was honored by Elder Services of Cape Cod. (2/15/10)

Robert Thomas, Class of 1934, a Brown graduate, served in the Army in the ETO during World War II.

J. William Nutter, Class of 1944, an Eagle Scout,

He worked as an insurance underwriting executive of

graduated from Yale, George Washington Law

the AMICA Insurance Company for 35 years and was

School, and the Naval Justice School. He served as

a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, the

a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was called back

Yankee Trailers Hiking Club, the Newman YMCA, and

into service during the Korean War. He was

the First Baptist Church in America. After retiring,

employed by the federal government, serving as chief

Robert finished climbing all of New England’s 4000 ft.

majority counsel for the Indians Claims Commission.

mountains and traveling to all of the 50 states.

He devoted 18 years to coaching his daughters in


softball, basketball, and soccer and was active at their schools, serving several years as PTO president.

H. Gordon Fraser, Class of 1937, a graduate of


Francis Beckett, Class of 1948, attended Brown until his schooling was interrupted to serve in the Navy during the Korean War, after which he received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA. Frank settled in Los Angeles and joined the Hughes Aircraft Company as a beginning engineer and retired as a top executive in the Missile Systems Group. A frequent visitor to the Pacific Northwest, with a keen water-lover’s interest in the Columbia River, Frank chose to relocate to Washington upon retirement. (4/28/11)

David Lubrano, Class of 1948, a graduate of Brown University, received his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. During the Korean conflict, he was stationed in Seoul serving with the U.S. Army Military Police and received his combat infantry badge. After starting as a certified public accountant for Arthur Anderson, Dave co-founded National Medical Care. He was chief financial officer of Apollo Computer Inc., helping to establish Route 128 as the east coast challenger to California’s Silicon Valley, and later founded his own venture capital firm, 21st Century Ventures, Inc. Dave served on the board of trustees of MB and many other schools and organizations. For a time, he was co-owner of the

Amherst College, was a veteran of World War II where he served as a PT boat captain in both the Atlantic

Peter Arnold, Class of 1946, served in the U.S. Army

Pleasant Mountain Ski Resort and helped install the

and Pacific. He worked for the A.T. Wall Company,

after MB and was employed by the Coats and Clark

mountain’s first triple chair. Dave enjoyed piloting his

where he retired as vice president. (8/2/10)

Company for 43 years. He was an active member of

boat, The Satin Doll, on the waters of Moose Pond in

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Olathe, Kansas and

Maine. (2/23/11)

also achieved the rank of 32nd Degree Mason. Peter’s favorite lifelong hobby was ham radio. (4/3/11)

Frederick Gleason, Class of 1949, spent two years in the Navy before attending Brown, graduating with a degree in history while playing football and baseball. He worked in marketing for Mobil Oil and retired as president of one of its operating subsidiaries. He and his wife lived in Beaufort, South Carolina before settling in Richmond, Virginia. (5/22/10)


John Dauray, Class of 1950, graduated from Boston University with a degree in business. He worked for his father at Electric Maintenance in Woonsocket for several years before opening Dauray Furniture in Linwood, Massachusetts. Later he worked for several furniture stores and went on the road as a furniture and rug salesman. John enjoyed genealogy, coin collecting, antique cars and archeology, and was proud of a quartz quarry he found that was published in a national magazine. He was a member of the Pomfret Lion’s Club and the Unitarian Church in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. (11/26/10)

Robert Larson, Class of 1953, graduated from Wesleyan University and received an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked for Exxon and then as a consultant. While living in New Jersey, Bob was an avid volunteer. He tutored children and spearheaded a $200,000 renovation of a home for boys. Most recently, he lived in Fairport, New York. (5/6/10)

K. Dun Gifford, Class of 1956, a graduate of Harvard

Ralph Richardson, Class of 1965, graduated from the

College, Harvard Law School, and the U.S. Navy

University of Pennsylvania where he studied

Officers Candidate School, served in the U.S. Navy,

architecture with Louis Kahn. His musical career

specializing in navigation, reaching the level of

began with local bands which he managed and played

lieutenant, junior grade. He received an honorary

in, including the Mamas and the Papas. A talented

doctorate in humane letters from Cambridge College.

architect and designer, he designed several residences

Dun began his career at the Department of Housing

in Hollywood, California. As an entrepreneur, Dick

and Urban Development, researching policy proposals

created several design-based enterprises including the

for the White House, and later worked as a legislative

Coach Corporation in Arizona, and most recently, the

assistant to Sen. Edward Kennedy, and became a

Great Orb Corporation. (2/11/11)

national campaign coordinator during the presidential bid of Sen. Robert Kennedy. He witnessed Senator Kennedy’s assassination and helped subdue the assailant, Sirhan Sirhan. In Boston, he became vice

Lawrence Carrera, Class of 1984, was an analyst at Advantage Technical Resources. He was a former Providence resident and had lived in Cranston for the

Craig Watjen, Class of 1953, graduated from

president of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, and then founded

Harvard, then received his B.S. in music from the

the Great Bay company, which played a role in

Julliard School, a master of music in clarinet from the

construction projects such as Copley Place and

New England Conservatory of Music, and an M.B.A.

Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Dun was named chairman

from the Stanford University Graduate Business

of the national American Institute of Wine and Food,

School. After spending ten years at Microsoft, he co-

and subsequently founded Oldways Preservation

Justin Linton, Class of 1993, an avid sports fan,

founded Light Sciences Oncology, Inc., a leading-edge

Trust, a nonprofit organization which promotes

attended the University of Rhode Island. He worked

cancer research group. Craig served on several boards

healthy and sustainable diets around the world. He

for Blackstone Catering and previously was a

including the Seattle Symphony, where his

was active in land conservation, helping shape the

bartender for TGIFridays. Justin lived in East

contribution made possible the purchase of the

Islands Trust Bill and co-founding the Nantucket Land

Providence. (5/19/11)

Watjen Concert Organ. Craig played clarinet with the

Council. An avid, competitive sailor, Dun served as

Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, and the North

the navigator for the successful defense of America’s

Carolina Symphony. (8/13/10)

Cup aboard the Constellation. He also survived the sinking of the Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria while

Cyrus Hamlin, Class of 1954, professor emeritus of

travelling home from a family vacation. (5/9/10)

received his B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Yale.

Edward Baram, Class of 1957, was a graduate of the

He was professor of English and comparative

New York Military Academy. He loved tennis and golf

literature at the University of Toronto and co-founded

and was an avid gardener. Ed lived in Narragansett.

the undergraduate program in literary studies. At


Yale, he served as chair of the departments of chair of theater studies and president of the Elizabethan Club and Manuscript Society. He was visiting professor at many schools, in the U.S and abroad; his published work focused on the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin, Goethe’s Faust, and the poetics of European Romanticism. (1/9/11)

held at the Providence Friends Meeting House. (3/10/11)

Former Faculty/Staff Hilda DeLisi worked at MB from 1976-2004. She was the girls’ equipment and locker room manager and

German and comparative literature at Yale University,

German and comparative literature and served as

past year with his family. His memorial service was

later worked in food services. Hilda lived in Orlando, Florida. (12/18/10)

Charles Hutton taught in the science department from 1942-1956. He was also on the faculty of

R. Gregory Green, Class of 1963, a resident of Santa Fe, graduated from Brown and RISD and attended Harvard University Special Courses. He was a U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate School graduate at the end of his service at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. where he was awarded a Joint Commission

Westtown Friends School, headmaster of Oakwood School, headmaster of Wilmington Friends School, and head of the School Consortium of New Jersey. Charles worked as a fundraiser and development consultant for Marts and Lundy, Hutton Associates and the Appalachian College Association. (2/12/11)

Medal. Greg was owner and Chief HR Officer at North Star Human Resources and was senior advisor at Strategic Development Worldwide in San Diego. He was also proud to be a member of the Society of Cincinnati and the Native American All Nations Stronghold. (3/29/11)


Amazing Race If you start at MB, can you make it around the world on your MB connections? A recent scan of MB’s records shows several alumni living around the world — not a comprehensive list by any means, but a sampling. Have you moved and wish to update MB? Email

Providence, R.I. • Fred Blackall ’68, 20 Stimson Ave. (less than a mile away)

Israel • Sari Ryvicker Mansheim ’89, Yad Binyamin, physician

Pennyslvania • Mark Castro ’01, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Belgium • Laraine Laudati ’71, Brussels, attorney

Missouri • Howard Caldwell ’41, Lee’s Summit, member of the MB Athletic Hall of Fame

Netherlands • Peter Silverstein ’81, PR Onnen, founder/teacher, Art Academy

Utah • Stephen Brown ’79, Sandy, president of a cross-continent trucking company

of Utrecht

California • James Allen ’54, Northridge, geography professor at Cal State

United Kingdom • John Horrell ’45, retired (Blitz to MB: John came to MB

Alaska • Ralph Lynch ’68, Anchorage, cold fusion/data research

during WWII to escape the bombing of London) Aruba • Louis Posner ’81, Oranjestad, exporter, Aruba Aloe Balm

Hong Kong • Isabella Cha-Yang Lo ’84, Kowloon, textile designer Korea • Wonki Park ’98, Seoul, co-founder, Korea Lacrosse Association; bicycle importer/distributor

South Africa • Thuli Madi ’95, Natal, website project coordinator Haiti • George Roumain ’67, Port-au-Prince

Nepal • Stan Armington ’60, Kathmandu, director of Malla Treks

George Sipp, former middle school head, visits New England

periodically to see family. His wife Jan passed away three years

Glendinning, with his sister-in-law Conkie Howland: “My

ago. They lived in Florida for almost 30 years. George now lives

recollection of the school in the 1960s is of a creaking, drafty,

near his son in Kansas City. He writes, “I am comfortable here in

slightly shabby old building, housing a dynamic faculty and

Kansas City (where I never in my wildest dreams expected to

hundreds of happy boys. My observation of today’s school

live!); I found that it’s a modern, cosmopolitan city, not the

strongly suggests a similar dynamic faculty and hundreds of

frontier town I somehow pictured in my mind. Despite a few

happy boys and girls housed in a very welcoming

physical setbacks, I can say with reasonable conviction that I’m

environment. I could hardly believe the changes!”

Paige Davidson ’12

Former Faculty & Staff Last fall, George visited MB and met Head Matt

doing quite well for an old guy of 83.”

Looking Forward Do you know of a classmate doing work of a forward-looking nature? The next issue of Cupola will have a futuristic feel. We are looking for stories about alumni doing work that

Former middle school science teacher

with young people. She helped teach the fifth grade boat

is forward-thinking. Send comments/

Ellie Wickes is now working in real

building unit at the Paul Cuffee School for several years, and has

suggestions/stories to Managing

estate, showing and selling properties

also done some math tutoring. This past year, she did some

Editor Kristen Curry at kcurry@

in the coastal towns of southeastern

educational coaching at MB with middle and upper school

Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She

students to help them with organization, study skills, and

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recently joined William Raveis

resource management. “I really enjoy the interaction,” says Ellie.

feedback to: Susan Cordina,

Chapman Enstone Real Estate. “I like it

“I run into past students often and it is very rewarding. They are

Class Notes Editor, Alumni Relations,

because I use many of the skills I used

all thriving and making their way in the world. I feel very lucky

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teaching,” says Ellie, “which are

to have been part of the process. For fun, I have taken up golf. I

problem solving, communication and

say that with tongue in cheek because it is fairly difficult but I

networking. I’ve sold some houses to teachers and students and

am enjoying it and playing some beautiful courses. Life is good.”

would love to work with more!” Ellie also has continued working

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PRESERVING OUR FUTURE, THE OBADIAH BROWN SOCIETY Named in honor of Moses Brown’s only son whose $100,000 bequest provided the foundation for the school’s current endowment, The Obadiah Brown Society recognizes donors who have remembered MB with testamentary intentions and planned gifts. Those listed at left have followed in Obadiah’s footsteps by making their intentions known to the school. Talking to MB today about a planned gift of tomorrow allows you the opportunity to engage in a conversation about an MB area that you would most like to support via a legacy gift.

Mary Jo Griffin GP’96 ‘98 Gordon Holmes ‘56 Charles P. Isherwood ‘40 E. Gardner Jacobs, Jr. ‘43 Amy Roebuck Jones ‘79 Richard H. Jones ‘42 Peter E. Lacaillade ‘67 Theodore Low ‘44 P’81 Will Mackenzie ‘56

LIFE INCOME GIFTS Immediate Tax Benefits…Lifetime Income Stream…Gift to Moses Brown. Life income gifts pay income to you or to others you designate for a specific term of years, or for your life. If you fund the giving vehicle with a gift annuity or one of several kinds of trusts, with long-term appreciated securities, you may increase your income, gain an immediate tax benefit and make a more significant contribution than would be possible with an outright gift of cash. These gift types include: gift annuities, remainder trusts, and lead trusts.

Stanley Markowitz ‘46 Douglas P. Marquis ‘58 William C. McClaskey ‘57 James R. McCulloch ‘70 P’08 Bruce G. McInnes ‘55 Terrence Moran ‘76 P’06 ‘08 Bill Myers ‘48 P’77 ‘79 C. Rodney O’Connor ‘50 Lester N. Odams ‘47

BEQUESTS Make a Major Gift to MB…No Impact on Current Income or Lifestyle. How can you make a meaningful gift to Moses Brown while keeping your assets intact? A bequest — made through a will, a testamentary trust, or a codicil to either — allows you to make a gift without impacting your assets, income or lifestyle. Bequests can include cash, stock, real or tangible property. If you would like to know more about the details and possibilities of creating a gift by bequest, call the Development Office or consult your attorney.

King B. Odell Harmon A. Poole, Jr. ‘42 Beth Prairie ‘89 John and Marianne Renza P’90 ‘94 Ann and Robert Rheault P’09 ‘11 Donna and Stuart Robinson P’87 ‘89 Gail S. Samdperil ‘81

REAL ESTATE Give your Home to MB Today…Stay for Life…Get an Immediate Tax Deduction. You may give a home, farm, or other real estate to Moses Brown School. You will receive an immediate income tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the property — determined by a qualified appraiser — at the time of the gift. Retaining lifetime occupancy is possible.

Bob Samors ‘77 Francis B. Sargent ‘48 P’73 Turner C. Scott ‘66 Craig S. C. Shaw ‘48 P’78 ‘82 A. Homer Skinner, Jr. ‘38

You can set up a named, endowed scholarship or faculty chair, or provide endowed support for your favorite program (athletic team, theater, music, service, etc.) via a bequest or life income instrument. In recognition of that intention, the school wants to celebrate your gift today!

Reza Taleghani ‘90 Stephen Toro Leonard J. Triedman ‘46 P’75 ‘78 ‘81 Paul H. Welch ‘53 Wade M. Wilks ‘66 Dean Stuart Woodman ‘46 P’78

To learn how your name can forever be associated with Moses Brown in support of a priority at the school that is most important to you, contact Ron Dalgliesh, director of development and alumni relations, at 401-831-7350 x111 or

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MB Alumni: Global Scope / Local Connections Go local and come back to MB this fall! Quaker Golf Classic & Moses Brown Homecoming 2011

Quaker Golf Classic: October 3 at Wannamoisett Country Club, Rumford Golf: 1:00 start | 5:30 reception

Watch for more events in the coming year in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., California, and Providence.

Homecoming Reception: October 14 at The Squantum Club, East Providence October 15-16: Homecoming on the MB Campus Homecoming: Homecoming Reception | MB teams in action | Family fun activities | Alumni panel: Moses Brown Stories | Pancake breakfast | Alumni / alumna soccer games | Presentation of the Young Alumnus and Service to Alma Mater awards. See details and photos at • Sponsored by the Moses Brown Alumni Association

Cupola Summer 2011  

The alumni magazine of Moses Brown School. This issue focuses on global possibilities.