A PROCTOR ACADEMY PUBLICATION | FALL 2017
THE ART OF COMMUNITY 1
Featured Articles Education and Coaching, Health and Wellness: Alumni Across the United States (pg. 14) Where Are They Now? Catching Up With the Norrises and Hinkleys (pg. 28) Proctorâ€™s Native American Connection (pg. 38) Celebrating 45 Years of Off-Campus Programs (pg. 40) 2
EDITOR AND WRITER Scott Allenby
CONTRIBUTORS Mike Henriques P ’11,’15 Kristina Harrold Lori Patriacca ’01 Grey Bechok ’17 Sam Marshall ’17
04 Celebrating the Class of 2017
02 Message from the Head of School
10 Reunion 2017 Recap 18 Alumni Stories 32 Farewell to Retiring Faculty/Staff
Eliza Orne ’17
36 Academic Lens: Understanding the Foundation for Learning
DESIGN Becky Cassidy
46 The Campaign for Proctor 48 The Proctor Fund Update
PHOTOGRAPHY Lindsey Allenby Proctor’s magazine is published by Proctor Academy. Letters and comments are welcomed and can be sent to Scott Allenby, Director of Communications & Marketing, Proctor Academy Academy, P.O. Box 500, Andover, NH 03216; (603)735-6681; firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Motto “Live to Learn. Learn to Live.” Our Mission Taking inspiration from our motto, Proctor Academy creates a diverse learning and living community: one that values the individual and recognizes the potential of each member to stretch beyond what had been thought possible. Balancing academic rigor, structure, and support with the freedom for students to explore, create and define themselves, Proctor encourages students to achieve their optimal growth. A deep commitment to a learning skills program and a strong emphasis on experiential learning is interwoven throughout Proctor’s academic, athletic, artistic, and environmentally conscious programs both on and off campus. Proctor students graduate understanding the values of honesty, compassion, respect, and responsibility, proceeding with confidence and with strategies to become life-long learners and thoughtful contributors to their communities. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.proctoracademy.org.
A NOTE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL Life balance. One of my favorite t-shirts, frayed and faded now, is from the 2009 Wilderness Orientation trip. All leaders received one, and often these tees appear worn on campus, signposts of faculty tenure, but also a portal to trail memories, time with new students, and a reminder of why we all head out into the woods to start our year. The 2009 t-shirt is a milky dark blue now, but on the back, in dusty white lettering, a quote is still legible: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –Albus Dumbledore. So true. How do we get to choices that lead to life balance? Is it even possible? Or is balance an illusion, a fantasy we chase and think we can hold on to forever? Is there even such a thing as sustained life balance? Or is life just a series of transitions that we navigate with either grace or some fainter, lesser elegance? Regardless, we know at Proctor that habits of healthy self-awareness and responsibility can be intentionally layered into lives to improve the odds of finding an approximation of that state of balance we all seek. The ability to make choices, particularly the choices that honor the values of a community (or country), is not a “free range” exercise. While free range may be good for organic poultry, it is far less effective in building lives with moral compasses and balance. It is this critical building, wisdom building, that helps with the larger life and community balance and helps students choose what is right for their life and spirit. It’s also not a process that lends itself to one size fits all educational models, which at Proctor, we have known for generations. Generations. In the following pages you will see some of the ongoing work that goes into creating the mindful and choice-conscious graduate. You will encounter the community that we have structured to better the odds for our graduates. You will hear from two members of the Class of 2017 to get a snapshot into the landscape of the self-aware and self-directed students at Proctor today: Sam Marshall ‘17 reflects on our capacity to take Proctor community lessons into other communities; Eliza Orne ’17 shares revelations from a Mountain Classroom solo about dirt, trees, and the interconnectedness (and fragility) of the world. You’ll also read profiles of alumni who reflect on the values and mindset that have helped them craft lives of meaning, purpose, and (yes) balance. You will find pages dedicated to faculty and staff who have been a part of creating and sustaining this community over decades. I like those words of JK Rowling’s character Albus Dumbledore, “It is our choices that show what we truly are….” Our choices, at Proctor, will always be to align with the mission of the school and to foster a love of learning, living and the requisite balance that sustains it all.
Mike Henriques, P’11, ’15 Head of School
PROCTOR BY THE NUMBERS
27 Legacy Students
Enrolled for 2017-2018 (listed below), while a remarkable 95 of our 370 students have siblings who attend or who recently graduated from Proctor. We love our Proctor Family! Lucien Bryan ’18 | Beckner Bryan ’87 Logan Dunne ’19 | Josh Dunne ’91 Ashley Fletcher ’21 | Dana Fletcher ’86 Camden Fletcher ’21 | Dana Fletcher ’86 Sage Fletcher ’18 | Dana Fletcher ’86 Rhyanne Foster ’18 | Trevor Foster ’87 Chad Hildner ’19 | Katie Kidder ’91 Frazer Hilliard ’20 | James Hilliard ’80 Britta Johnson ’19 | Eric Johnson ’88 Chloe Makechnie ’20 | Brendaen Makechnie ’92 Hailey Makechnie ’19 | Brendaen Makechnie ’92 Nelson Makechnie ’19 | Gregor Makechnie ’90 Chloe Methven ’18 | Diane Fowler ’80 Ryan Methven ’19 | Diane Fowler ’80 Nate Murawski ’21 | Sarah Murawski ’87 Peppy Pettengil ’19 | Virginia Pettengil ’83 Myles Powers ’19 | David Powers ’77 Birgit Preuss ’21 | Johan Oliver Preuss ’91 Caitlyn Reid ’19 | John Reid ’80 Liam Shanahan ’18 | Laura Shanahan (McLaughlin) ’85 Hannah Stowe ’21 | Jeremy Stowe ’92 Ezra Taylor ’21 | Chelsea Taylor ’90 and Lans Taylor ’89 Ben Warren ’19 | Travis Warren ’91 Siri Warren ’18 | Travis Warren ’91 Jack Wright ’19 | Tim Wright ’83 Teige Wright ’21 | Tim Wright ’83 Sam Wyckoff ’19 | Tripp Wyckoff ’86
Celebrating The Class of 2017 Proctorâ€™s 169th Commencement
As each of the 109 members of the Class of 2017 walked across the stage during Commencement, echoes of support rang out from every corner of the tent. Parents, family, friends, advisors, coaches, dorm parents, learning specialists, teachers, and so many others played an integral role in the shaping of this fun-loving, athletic, artistic, caring group of individuals. As the Class of 2017 begins life-after-Proctor, we celebrate their impact on our community over the past four years and proudly look forward to watching their individual journeys unfold in the coming years.
Commencement | Awards and Recognition
C A R O N LEA
Lyle H. Farrell Award Awarded to G. Samuel Marshall
Alice S. Fowler Award Awarded to Katherine Ball A student in the graduating class who best exemplifies strength of character, personal dedication, and commitment to the Proctor community.
A senior who has performed outstanding service to the school and to his/her fellow students.
Charles Levy Award Awarded to G. Samuel Marshall
Philip H. Savage Award Awarded to Cope Makechnie
Student who exhibits outstanding leadership qualities.
Charles A. Jones Outstanding Athlete Award Awarded to Haley Parker and Michael Reilly Walsh
Renaissance Teacher Award Awarded to Lindsay Brown ’01 Math Department
Most outstanding male and female athlete in the graduating class.
Student who exemplifies high effort and citizenship.
Carl B. Wetherell Award Awarded to Matthew Arruda
This award recognizes extra-ordinary service to the Proctor Community by a non-faculty member and heightens awareness of the dedication, hard work, and loyalty of all its employees which makes possible the smooth operation of this institution.
Faithful and willing performance of all extra curricular responsibilities.
Fred Elroy Emerson 1886 Award Awarded to Caleb Green
Nance Patten Barrett Staff Award Awarded to Bonny Morris, P ’06,’17 Annual Giving Director
O T L E E V I A L
Best all-around male and female citizens in the graduating class.
Allan S. Bursaw ’67 Award Awarded to John Pier
Recognizes a Proctor faculty or staff member who has gone above and beyond to make the experiences of students at Proctor more meaningful through their encouragement and support.
Citizenship Award Awarded to Madison Clarke and Grey Bechok
A student who, during the junior and senior years, has shown the greatest development in attaining the ideals of Proctor.
Robert J. Livingston Community Service Award Awarded to Eliza Orne
A student who has made outstanding contributions to the community through volunteer service to others.
John O’Connor ’79 Award for Excellence in Teaching Awarded to Philip Goodnow, P ’05,’08,’14 Social Science Department Alumni two and five years out of Proctor vote for the individual among the current faculty who in their opinion is most deserving of this Excellence in Teaching Award.
For a complete list of Senior Award Winners visit : www.proctoracademy.org/classof2017
Denison University Dickinson College Drew University Drexel University Eckerd College Elon University Endicott College Florida Gulf Coast Fort Lewis College Franklin Pierce University Harvard University Hobart and William Smith Ithaca College Lewis & Clark College Marist College McGill University Middlebury College Montana State University
Babson College Bard College Barnard College Bates College Baylor University Bellarmine University Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brigham Young University Bucknell University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Champlain College Clarkson University Colby College College of the Holy Cross Connecticut College
Class of 2017 | College Decisions and Matriculation New York University NHTI Northeastern University Penn State University Plymouth State University Pomona College RPI Roanoke College RIT Rutgers University Sacred Heart University Saint Michael’s College Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Sewanee (College of the South) Skidmore College Southern Methodist University St. Bonaventure University
St. Lawrence University Texas Christian University Trinity College Union College US Air Force Academy University of Alabama UC Berkeley UCLA University of Colorado University of Findlay University of Maine UMASS Boston University of New Hampshire University of Puget Sound University of Southern California University of Vermont Wheaton College
excerpt from commencement speaker:
Dr. Woodie Flowers | MIT Professor Emeritus + Founder of FIRST Robotics Competitions
CA“D E AR
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excerpt from valedictory address
Sam Marshall ’17 | Valedictorian
In this time of transition in our lives, we have the amazing opportunity to choose how we will impact the new communities that we enter. We have the ability to select the groups we want be a part of. We have the knowledge to better ourselves in preparation for this new time in our lives. Most of all, we have the power to speak and to speak up for what we believe in. We can use our voices as agents of change to re-form our relationships, our schools, and our country. We can better these institutions and better the lives of those around us. We can use our voices as a mode of expression, a tool for empowerment, and as a mode of communication, and we are incredibly fortunate to be able to use our voices.
As we are transitioning into new schools and new lives, so too is our country transitioning. It is not an easy time to start our adult lives...What is concerning is not necessarily that the conflict [within our country] has intensified, but that at times people have been shouted down and discouraged from speaking. Freedom of speech deserves a place on our campuses, even if its influence must be checked. Points can be refuted, illogical flaws eliminated, but to deny someone the opportunity to voice themselves is to take from them one of the only things they truly own: their voice.
I’m sorry we adults have messed up so many things in the world, not the least of which is our relationship with each other and our planet. Spending time in three of these quadrants (facts, people, and opinion) will allow you to learn more about nature, self, and humanity. You need to take the truth and knowledge you have received at Proctor, and morph it into wisdom. With this wisdom you will help unscramble some of the messes we adults have made.
Our power as students lies within our ability to speak without hesitation. It can come in a spirit of activism, but more importantly it can also be found in mundane conversation. It is our duty and our responsibility to foster a culture of open discussion, because we are the ones who are supposed to be discussing these issues. This change does not come in big leaps or with sweeping rule changes ; it happens word by word, conversation by conversation. Real conversations have real power to change individuals. 9
We asked the Class of 2017: What is your Favorite Proctor Memory?
“Winning the Lakes Region Championship in hockey.” - Peter Laviolette & Tate Singleton “Our canoe trip down the Rio Grande on Mountain Classroom.” - Meredith Rowe “Going off-campus and experiencing different cultures and meeting new people.” - Drew Childs “Going on European Art Classroom.” - Addie Lindley “Taking Comparative Religion. It changed my perspective on the world.” - Jared Abner “All the different people I met and became so close to through sports.” - Haley Parker “Thursday night Senior Basketball League.” - Tyler Gamble “All of the dolphins I saw on Ocean Classroom, especially when they’d jump by the side of the boat.” - Téa Valette “Studying abroad in Spain and the trailer for a movie where I used a couple of my friends as actors in it.” - Matt Arruda “Spreading biluminescants on the deck at night on Ocean Classroom and looking up at the stars lit up and also seeing the deck lit up.” - Madison Clarke “Tennis with Ted.” - Luke Cuticelli
“Going on trips with our dorm (Sally B).” - Julia Steeger
“Ringing the bell after we beat Holderness at their senior game.” - Linnea Saunders “Going to Spain.” - Gray MacDonald “All the times that my roommate and I redecorated our room, going out to brunch on Sundays or walking back from the rink at night after a game or practice.” - Addy Shannon “Connecting with my host family in Spain.” - Grey Bechok “Getting to play doubles with my sister Jane ‘20 for my last tennis season and winning with her.” - Caroline Ellis “Being on the basketball team and being a part of a very successful senior season.” - Eamonn Healey “Going on Mountain Classroom. It changed my life in a way I still don’t completely understand and it gave me the best experiences of my life. I’ll never forget how empowered and connected I felt through the experiences that Mountain afforded me.” - Catherine Doheny “Coming back from down 0-4 after the first period against New Hampton and winning.” - Matt Slick “Ski racing and training at the Proctor Ski Area.” - Makena Gorman “Painting on a beach in Southern France with the waves crashing at my feet on European Art Classroom.” - Jay Pier
REUNION 2017 Recap!
More than 200 alumni traveled back to Andover, New Hampshire for Alumni Reunion 2017 in June. For many of our older alumni, including the twenty-two members of the Class of 1967 who returned for their 50th reunion, campus looks much different than it did during their time at Proctor. Not only have Proctor’s physical footprint and programs evolved considerably over the past fifty years, but so has enrollment from roughly 130 students (all boys) in 1967 to 370 students (boys and girls) from around the globe today. As members of the Class of 1957 and Class of 1967 reminisced about their Proctor experience with former faculty members like Spence Wright P’72,’75 and Chris P’87,’89,’92, Kit P’87,’89,’92, and Tim P’88 Norris, it was clear just how much things have simultaneously changed (we no longer require jackets and ties at formal sit down dinners in Cary House or regular trips to the barber chair in the basement of Maxwell Savage Hall) and yet stayed the same (a deep appreciation for the environment and a commitment to helping unlock learning for all types of students) at Proctor. Schools rarely navigate an evolution of the magnitude Proctor did in the early 1970s without compromising the heart of the organizational mission. Long-time former faculty member Bert Hinkley P’97, ’99 discussed this notion of institutional stability during Reunion weekend. While more than thirty years separates our Proctor experiences as faculty members, the enduring relationships with our former students differs little. How has Proctor successfully brought groups of alumni from distinctly different eras together to celebrate the strength of Proctor today? Bert’s answer was simple: it’s the relationships students form with faculty and staff that make Proctor unique and sustain it into the future. We could not agree more!
Save the Date!
Alumni Reunion 2018 June 1st -3rd | Andover, NH
Class of ’57: James Duncan, Charles Forsberg, Tom Martin, David Norman, Everett Jones
Heather Beveridge ’87, Charles Forsberg ’57
Bill Bolton ’69, Jeremy Stowe ’92, Drew Donaldson ’92, Josh Norris ’92, Tommy Sowles, Sam Thompson ’92, Jed Hinkley ’99
Liz Brier-Rosenfield ’02 and Will McCue ’07
Whitney Hill Sowles ’92, Dave Fleming
Class of ’67: Richard Harris, Rick Miller, Richard Wojtczak, Rob Gourley, Greg Hack, Phil Sky Dey, Carl Allard, Scott Bartlett, George Henschel, Knox Turner, Joel Becker
Class of 1997: Adam Courville, Caley Wilson, Erin Hinkley, Carla Morgan Issacson, Thomas Allen-Ryan, Jesse Milne Freeman, Sabe Jenks, John Kiaer, Courtney Montero, Abigail Preston, Chris Mathews
Doug Houston, Adam Courville ’97
Derek Burtraw and Megan Hanscom ’12
Jeremy Stowe ’92 and Hannah Stowe ’21
Class of ’92: Jeremy Green, Sam Thompson, Bryan Corbitt, Whitney Hill Sowles, Drew Donaldson, Spencer Harman, Chris Todd, Jeremy Stowe, Amy Parenteau, Mourad Nouri, Peter Farrow
Charles Forsberg ’57
John Kaier ’97 and Thomas Allen-Ryan ’97
Class of ’77: Brooks Bicknell, Scott Farmer, Ken Krauss, David Powers
Class of ’67: Phil Sky Dey, Bob Hawes, Rick Miller, Richard Wojtczak, Joel Becker, Rob Gourley, Bill Wicks, Andrew Hatt, Greg Hack, Carl Allard, John Burke, John Schofield, George Henschel, Richard Harris, Scott Bartlett, Knox Turner, Jim Morris
Class of ’07: Lydia Barrows McDonald, Naomi Klepper, Ryan Kaulbach, Christian Yemga, Chris Landers, Willis Brown, Will McCue, Sean Kaulbach, Gunnar Stratton, Lucy McNaught
Phil Sky Dey ’67, Greg Hack ’67, John Burke ’67
Adam Wilson, Tommy Sowles, Spencer Harman ’92, Stephen Rushmore, Jr. ’92, David Pilla, Caleb Frantz ’12, Brian Corbitt ’92, Lacy Perticone ’12, Warren Davis ’12, Courtney Birch ’12, Peter Durkin ’12, Everett Jones ’57, Madeline Sullivan ’12, Cat Kinney ’12, Hannah Webster ’12, Ali Lynch ’12, Will McCue ’07, Jen Ellms ’12, Liz Brier-Rosenfield
Class of ’87: Brooks Sumner, John Duke, Tara Goodrich, Sara Murawski, Seth Downs, Liam Donoghue, Dan Murphy, Beckner Bryan, Steve Fasciana, David Page, Bob Pellerin
Class of ’12: Mike Lombard, Clark Gegler, Myles Cheston, Jessica George, Natasha Cheng, Ryan Saunders, Lacy Pertico, Jasmine Coley, Nikki Gorman, Dan Yeom, Peter Durkin, Madeline Sullivan, Breanna Davis, Cat Kinney, Chris Allen, Courtney Birch, Warren Davis, Jen Ellms, Megan Hanscom, Caleb Frantz, Amelia Davis, Tyler Lingel, Tucker Andrews, Brad Prevel
2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Alex Estin ’83, Gregor Makechnie ’90, Sanford White ’61, Tim Norris, Jed Hinkley ’99, Diane Fowler ’80
Class of ’02: Liz Brier-Rosenfield, Avery Cushman Hoglund, Ben Hoglund, Larkin Williams, Serena Stern, Megan Manning Caircross, Chris Cloutier, George Bordash, Mariann Monteiro, Meredith Leoni, Brad Cabot
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Shawn Lyons ’78
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts University of Virginia |Charlottesville, VA
Ian Godwin ’84
Asst. Director, Office of Planning & Analysis Montana State University | Bozeman, MT
Heidi Chapman-Hoy ’88 Assistant Principal
Steamboat Springs MS| Steamboat Springs, CO
Jennifer Hill ’88 Spanish Teacher
Education & Coaching ALUMNI ACROSS THE USA
Berwick Academy | South Berwick, ME
Alison Cheren ’89 Teacher
Alameda Unified School District | Alameda, CA
Caroline Heatley ’91
Associate Athletic Director Lawrence Academy | Groton, MA
Richard “Blue” Wheeler ’93
Middle School Science Teacher Rocky Hill School | East Greenwich, RI
Emily White Hat ’94
Native Arts and Energy Infrastructure Project Manager American Indian College Fund | Denver, CO
Ted Brugman ’00 School Counselor
Denver Center for Int. Studies | Denver, CO
Jessie Rives ’01
Preschool Teacher The Good Shepard School | Boston, MA
Nick Wilkins ’02
Social Science Teacher Carroll School | Lincoln, MA
Derrick Harris ’02
Director of Recreation City of Cambridge, Cambridge MA
Melissa (Tillotson) Pollard ’03 Physical Education
Kearsarge Regional MS | North Sutton, NH
Chloe (Rochon) Prudden ’04 Spanish Faculty and Coach Pomfret School | Pomfret, CT
Tucker Sargent ’04
Head Coach of Mens’ Lacrosse Team University of Montana | Missoula, MT
Anna Wood ’04
Rec. Therapist, Teen Center Director Sudbury Parks & Rec. Department | Concord, MA
Amy Poulin ’90
Director/Teacher East Andover Village Preschool |East Andover, NH
Erin Davey ’06
Assistant Dean of Students Williston Northampton School |Easthampton, MA
Brittany King ’06 History Teacher
Dexter Southfield School |Brookline, MA
Forrest Schwab ’06 Mountain Guide
Sierra Mountaineering Int. | Mammoth Lakes, CA
James Cormier ‘08
Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach Cushing Academy | Ashburnham, MA
Ben Shepard ’06
Curriculum Coordinator Carroll School |Lincoln, MA
Lindsay Werner ’06
Student Advisor Manager Patten University | Las Vegas, NV
Haley Creed ’07
Development Coach Teach for America Mississippi | Horn Lake, MS
Britt Plante ’08
Assistant Director of Admissions, Head Coach of Girls’ Cross Country Berkshire School | Sheffield, MA
Molly Prudden ’08
Kindergarten Teacher Salemwood School | Malden, MA
Marissa Ray ’08
Middle School Language Arts Teacher Carroll School | Lincoln, MA
Ben Bartoldus ’10
Teacher and Head Boys’ Basketball Coach Cardigan Mountain School | Canaan, NH
Haley Gerber ’10 Paraprofessional
Bloomington Public Schools | Marana, AZ
Peter Wade ’10
French Teacher, Coach Marvelwood School | Kent, CT
Story Southworth ’11
English and History Faculty Buxton School | Williamstown, MA
Through their tireless dedication to our students, Proctor’s faculty and staff have inspired generations of alumni to pursue their own careers in education and coaching. We are fortunate to have twenty-five of those talented alumni working here at Proctor; however, this deeply instilled passion to educate young people has fanned out from Proctor’s campus across the country (and globe). These pages provide a small sampling of the varying roles our alumni play in diverse educational institutions across the United States. Email us at email@example.com to let us know if your career path has led you into the field of education or coaching!
Michaela Trefethen ’12 Owner/American Sign Language Instructor
Signing with Michaela | Wilmington, NC
Sam Corman Penzel ’12
CityYear English/History Co-Teacher, Restorative Justice Wendell Phillips Academy HS | Chicago, IL
Cathy French ’80 Staff Chaplain
Covenant HealthCare | Saginaw, MI
Angela Giampaolo ’80
Family Practice Hospitalist, Locum Tenens Whiteriver Indian Hospital | Whiteriver, AZ
Beth Achorn ’81
Family and Child Therapist Greater Nashua Mental Health Center | Nashua, NH
Hallie Griggs Delorey ’81
Health & Wellness ALUMNI ACROSS THE USA
Case Manager and Interventionist O’Connor Professional Group | Newtonville, MA
H.T. Macon Sapp ’81 Dentist, Owner
Durham Dentistry | Durham, NC
Kirsten Ames Hodgson ’88 Owner
Granny Nannies | Orlando, FL
Christina Scully Manning ’88 Pediatrician
Southern Maine Health Care | Kennebunk, ME
Wade Middleton ’89 Pilates Teacher
Mindful Body | Charleston, SC
Aleya Dow (Henderson) Dao ’90 Founder, Alternative Healer
Aleyadao.com | Santa Barbara, CA
Brian Levy ’91
Director of Business Development Cambridge Caregivers | Dallas, TX
Katie Lorentzen ’91
Prenatal Yoga Instructor Yoga Center of Steamboat | Steamboat Springs, CO
Alexandra McDonald David ’92 Program Associate
Spirit Aligned | Akwesasne, NY
Amaliya Silsby ’94
Speech Language Pathologist Boston Children’s Hospital | Waltham, MA
Reece Camp Carter ’95
Art Therapist and Instructor Lighthouse Treatment Center | Los Angeles, CA
Alison Tetler El Ayadi ’95
Public Health Researcher (Epidemiologist) UC San Francisco | Berkeley, CA
Whitney Reed ’97
Mindfulness Consultant RefreshBody | San Francisco, CA
Cole Williams ’99
Instructor and Personal Trainer SoulCycle | Los Angeles, CA
Core to Proctor’s educational mission is a deep commitment to teaching students how to live healthy lives. For many alums, observing the balanced lives led by faculty and staff ignited passions that sparked a career in the health and wellness fields. Whether it is through launching a pop-up gym, teaching yoga, working as a nurse, or serving as a counselor, we are incredibly proud of these alumni who have dedicated their lives to improving the well-being of others. We recognize this list is far from exhaustive, and would love for you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have pursued a career in the health and wellness industry.
Scott Kidder ’00 Athletic Trainer
Granite State Physical Therapy | Gilford, NH
Molly Lauridsen ’00
Health and Wellness Coordinator The Alchemist | Stowe, VT
Hector Mancebo ’00 Personal Trainer
Mancebo Fitness | Boston, MA
Liz Kern Ferriero ’03
Developmental Specialist, Autism Program Boston Medical Center | Boston, MA
Rebecca Barker Truitt ’03 Private Health Coach Tampa, FL
Regina Wilson ’05 Personal Trainer
World Gym | Saco, ME
Alexandra “Saka” Croteau ’06 Registered Nurse
UVM Medical Center | Burlington, VT
Keira Driscoll ’06
Director and Lead Instructor The Little Gym of Boston | Waltham, MA
Elizabeth Lamb Morris ’06 Hospice Nurse
Care Dimensions | Danvers, MA
Ali Radloff ’06
Administrative Assistant Dana Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA
James Terrill ’06
Physician Assistant, Pediatric Orthopaedics Nemours | Jacksonville, FL
Laura (Richins) Sapper ’07 Head Athletic Trainer
Porter-Gaud School | Charleston, SC
Kiersten Wulff ’08
Health Services Counselor Tapestry Health | Greenfield, MA
Brittany Dawber ’09
Neonatal Cardiac ICU Nurse NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital | New York, NY
Leah Croteau Scott ’09
Health Services Technician U.S. Coast Guard | Avondale, PA
Nikki Gorman ’12 Medical Assistant
South County Orthopedics | Wakefield, RI
ALUMNI Stories Brad ’68 and Francis ’42 Chase Proctor’s Oldest Father-Son Alumni Pair At the start of the 2017-2018 school year, roughly 20% of Proctor’s students had direct family connections to Proctor through siblings, parents, grandparents, or cousins who also attended. This tradition of keeping Proctor in the family is not a new phenomenon, but rather an age old tradition. As the oldest father-son alumni pair on record, Brad Chase ’68 followed his father, Francis Chase ’42 to Proctor in the fall of 1964. Both Brad and Francis traveled from their home in Rockland, Massachusetts for a visit to Proctor in February 2017, just a few months shy of Francis’ 75th Reunion. Their time on campus rekindled memories formed more than three-quarters of a century ago, and ignited a new passion for the work Proctor is doing today. For both Chases, Proctor served as a time of transformation and self-discovery. Francis notes, “I attended Proctor for my final two years of high school, and it was a vastly different school in the fall of 1940 than it is today. Obviously, Proctor
was an all boys boarding school at the time and we were very small. I remember we had only two students in my accounting and bookkeeping classes and every dorm room was a single due to the low numbers on campus.” As Francis sat and looked through his 1942 yearbook, he reflected on each of his schoolmates, remembering every name and fun facts about each individual. More memorable, however, were the experiences they shared, which he recounted as he flipped through the grainy images on the faded pages of the well worn book: playing football and being taught English by Dr. Lyle Farrell, ski jumping on some of Proctor’s earliest jumps, playing hockey and tennis, serving on the Student Council, Outing Club, and Cabin Club, living in Cary House and Gulick House with J. Halsey Gulick and his family. As memories rushed back to Francis throughout his tour of campus, his time in the Alan Shephard Boat House elicited noticeable happiness on his 93 year old face. “I am so glad to
“Memories flooded back for both me and my father as we toured campus this past winter. We were both astounded to see how much Proctor has evolved since our time here, and yet how much the core of the school remains the same. I can’t wait to return and reconnect with my classmates at our 50th Reunion in June!”
- Brad Chase ’68
Francis Chase 1941 Yearbook Photo
Brad Chase 1968 Yearbook Photo
see this space still here and used by students. During my two years here I was able to build two boats - a 12 foot Beetle Cat gaff rigged, wooden sailboat and a mahogany, flat bottomed row boat that is still at our family’s home in Barnstable (MA). My dad used to use that little dingy to shuttle people out to our family’s boat and I have such fond memories of it.” Following his graduation in 1942, Francis went to King’s Point, NY to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and then overseas where he served aboard six different merchant vessels during World War 2. He returned to Boston following his time in the service to work for the family business, Chase Parker Company, an industrial hardware wholesaler serving shipyards and mills throughout New England. While raising his two boys in Norwell, Massachusetts, Francis dedicated the rest of his career to Chase Parker Company until the great Chelsea Fire of 1973 forced the company to close its doors. When his younger son, Brad, reached high school age, Francis suggested he look at attending Proctor Academy where small class sizes (6-10 students at the time) and a strong reading program would help focus Brad’s boundless energy and overcome the struggles he experienced in the classroom throughout elementary and middle school. Brad notes, “The change to Proctor really suited me well even though I often
spent up to six hours studying in order to maintain decent grades. My hard work and the relentless dedication of my teachers, especially ‘The Admiral’ Irving Stultz and David Fowler, paid off though, as I was inducted into the National Honor Society by the time I graduated.” Just as his father had encountered a quarter century earlier, it was the shared experiences with classmates and teachers that left an impact on Brad’s life. Living three years in Morton House before moving into Carriage House with Tim and Suzy Norris for his senior year, playing recreational tennis, attending Ski School with Bob Wilson, playing junior and varsity lacrosse with David Fowler, and being a regular attendee at Roger Randall’s Astronomy Club all laid a foundation for self-discovery that would carry Brad through his years at Colorado College into a forty-one year career as an optician in Braintree, MA. While Brad and Francis each had a unique Proctor experience, the underlying support of faculty, relationships with classmates, and the ability to dive wholeheartedly into the diverse opportunities the school afforded bridged the generation that separated their time in Andover.
Jay Fisher ’72 The Gift Proctor Gave to Me
My commitment to supporting Proctor stems from my belief that my time at Proctor was the single most transformative experience of my life. Before I experienced Proctor’s educational model, I was your typical overprotected, naïve, midwestern kid with no real life-experience, no street smarts, and no idea what was truly happening in the world outside of my immediate family. Thanks to the patience and understanding of Alice and David Fowler, my advisor Bob Livingston, and my teachers and fellow students at Proctor, I graduated knowing myself, understanding the ‘real world’ around me, and being well equipped to make an impact wherever life would take me. I was raised in Indiana by conservative parents, as many of us were in the 1950s and 1960s, and had only been exposed to a very rigid lifestyle. I attended only one school from kindergarten through 10th grade, a laboratory school associated with Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University). My father decided he wanted me to expand my educational horizons and decided I would attend Asheville School in Asheville, NC. While Asheville School was a tremendous institution, its rigid educational philosophy at the time was not the right fit for me, and consequently, I struggled immensely. This was incredibly confusing for my family and for the teachers there. I eventually was recommended to a psychologist in Boston to figure out what my ‘problem’ was. Proctor was among the Lakes Region Schools this psychologist recommended, and the small village of Andover, NH happened to be our first stop as we drove north in search of a school that could ‘fix’ my academic struggles. Upon arrival at Maxwell Savage Hall, Spence Wright greeted my family and sent me to check out campus with a student Green Key tour guide. As he sat with my parents, he explained to them the fledgling Learning Skills program Alice Fowler was running on Proctor’s campus. He had convinced them Proctor’s educational model would allow me to understand myself as a learner, and by the time I returned from my tour, I had reached the same conclusion. I was totally convinced by what I had seen and from the information I received from my student ambassador that Proctor was where I wanted to be. After I enrolled, I was assigned to Carr House where Alice and David were dorm parents. While my journey through Proctor contained plenty of challenges, Alice and my advisor Bob Livingston performed a miracle with me. They understood I was a bright kid who could not demonstrate my learning on traditional tests. They adapted, changed, and figured out how to assess me in creative ways. I could finally show people how smart I was. My confidence grew. I got involved with student government, had the keys to the AV equipment room, ran all the audio visual around campus, and served on the fire department before graduating with honors in 1972. Up until Proctor, I had never thought about what I was going to do with my future. Graduating in the tumultuous 1970s meant the military and draft were inevitable (I served in the Air Force for almost five years right out of high school), but Proctor gave me a longer term vision for the kind of purpose I wanted to have in my life. My teachers gave me the confidence to try new endeavors and they constantly reinforced to me that while I may learn differently than most people, my learning style is not a reflection of my intelligence. This is a gift Proctor gave to me and to countless other students for whom learning was a challenge. It is a gift for which I am forever grateful, and of which I have been reminded every day of my career as a business consultant helping others start and find success running their own businesses.
“My advice to you (and your family) is to look at what you experienced at Proctor. Look in your hearts and express your gratitude for what the school has done for you in your own journey, and consider different ways you can give back to the school through volunteerism, speaking with a class, or mentoring young alumni. While you’re at it, think about supporting Proctor financially through a planned gift.”
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“The sense of family and feeling of belonging at Proctor was something I did not know was possible in a school. I have this vivid memory of being in Dave Pilla’s Wildlife Science class, standing in waders in the Blackwater River as a light rain fell around us. I can think of no better representation of the unique sense of place Proctor instills in you.”
Kay (Beyer) Childs ’85 It Takes a Village
During Kay (Beyer) Childs’ ’85 three years at Proctor, her love for the arts blossomed as she studied abroad in Avignon, France, worked closely with Patrice Martin in Slocumb Hall throwing pottery, and experimented with other mediums of art around campus. The intense connections she made with her peers and with Proctor’s faculty unlocked a sense of wonder that served as a foundation for a career as an art advisor in New York City. As Kay reflects on both her own, as well as her son Drew’s ’17 journey, she recognizes the importance of the faculty and staff who dedicate their lives to sustaining the Proctor community. Upon her arrival at Proctor during the fall of her sophomore year, Kay was optimistic about a fresh start after a challenging freshman year at another New England prep school. She did not, however, fully appreciate the power of the educational journey on which she was about to embark. “I had an Algebra 1 teacher at my previous school who humiliated me, and shattered my self-confidence, and then I stepped foot in George Emeny’s class when I arrived at Proctor. He took the wounded student in me and helped me realize how much I was capable of achieving. Chris Norris, Chopper, Dave Pilla, my field hockey coach, Boo Ellison, and dorm parents, Eva and Derek Mansell, all did the same. Each welcomed me not only into their classrooms and dormitories, but into their homes, sharing their lives with me. I can still smell the popcorn popping in Derek and Eva’s Mac House apartment.” Following her three years at Proctor, Kay matriculated to St. Lawrence University where she played field hockey and studied art before pursuing her love of art as an art professional right out of college. While she remained connected to Proctor as an alum throughout her adult life, Kay’s appreciation for Proctor deepened when her son, Drew, arrived on campus as a ninth grader in the fall of 2013. Kay and her husband, Hilary, knew Drew would benefit from Proctor’s Learning Skills Program, understanding their inquisitive, energetic son needed Proctor’s culture of nurturing students while pushing them outside of their comfort zone. Four years later, Drew walked across the stage during Proctor’s 2017 Commencement having studied abroad three times (Proctor in Costa Rica, Proctor en Segovia, and Mountain Classroom), played a lead in a drama production, given two Pete Talks in assembly, and embraced all that Proctor’s Learning Skills Program had to offer his differentiated learning style. He notes, “My mom always says Proctor lets you see something in yourself you never saw before, and that happened over and over again for me during my four years thanks to my advisor Peter Southworth, and teachers like Jen Summers (drama), Corey Cooper (English), Lindsay Brown ’01 (math), and Corby Leith ’92 (art).” As both the husband and parent of a Proctor alum, Hilary Childs has seen Proctor’s educational model impact all areas of his life. “Both Kay and Drew talk often about the sense of spark Proctor’s environment can provide. I see this in both of their lives today as they live out their passions on a daily basis.” He adds, “So many high schools put a damper on what it means to embrace your learning, and Proctor does the exact opposite as it balances structure, core curriculum, and getting into the real world so you can find your true passion. It is so refreshing as a parent to go to a place where the administration is open to talking about how the school is a work in progress, where there is uniform acceptance that we are all a work in progress, and a shared understanding we are collectively working to get better.” Kay and Drew’s family ties to Proctor run deep - family reunions include more than 19 aunts, uncles, and cousins who have attended or have children attending Proctor. While each family member’s Proctor experience has been wholly unique, the underlying impact on each individual’s life has been remarkably similar. Kay notes, “For each of us there has been an ‘Aha!’ moment that was triggered by an experience outside our comfort zone and made possible by a teacher, coach, advisor, or dorm parent who ‘gets us’. It sounds cliché, but it takes a village of caring adults for Proctor to work the way it does, to find the best in each student and encourage it to blossom.”
Andrew Abendshein ’01 Entrepreneurship in Action: Acre in a Box
Usually when you plant seeds in your garden, the duration of their germination is known. However, when you plant seeds as an educator, you never know when those seeds will grow. Those Proctor faculty who taught Andrew Abendshein ’01, sewed seeds of influence that led to a successful career in the oil and gas industry as a trader in the Gulf Coast region and West Africa, and most recently to launch his own company, Acre in a Box. A native of Houston, Texas, Andrew arrived at Proctor in the fall of 1997 as a young, somewhat homesick ninth grader unsure of himself or his path forward. Deep family connections to Proctor alleviated some of the uncertainty of his trip across the country, but it was the faculty he encountered who helped him adjust to life away from home. Whether it was Keith Barrett ‘80 leading his Wilderness Orientation group, Sarah Will and Laurie Zimmerman challenging him in English class, Kathy Ordway’s endless guidance and encouragement in Learning Skills, or Dave Pilla’s accountability and willingness to give a second chance on Woods Team, Andrew knew he was surrounded by adults who knew him, were willing to challenge him, and wanted to see him succeed. “Almost daily, I think about the independence I was granted at Proctor and the willingness of faculty to see beyond who I was to my potential. How many schools would trust you to run a sawmill by yourself in Woods Team, to camp in the woods, or study abroad? Proctor laid the foundation for my life in so many important ways.” Following Proctor, Andrew returned to his home state to attend Texas Christian University where he majored in history and political science. While he desperately missed the support system to which he had grown accustomed at Proctor (“I can’t tell you how many times I wished I could have called Kathy to help me organize my week or map out a research paper during college!”), he did well at TCU and landed a job in the oil and gas industry immediately after college. After seven years of working in a corporate environment, he knew he needed to get out from behind his desk and found a small company that was working on the trading side of the industry in Houston. “I set out on my own with this group and secured a few projects in Morocco and Russia and gained so much confidence in myself. It was the same type of self-confidence Proctor gave to me, the same confidence Kathy Ordway saw in me when she told me she knew I would run my own business one day.” This dream of running his own business became a reality in 2015 when Andrew came across an article about a company growing produce out of a shipping container in Boston. With very few large hydroponic farms in the Houston area and a personal commitment to healthy living, he decided to pursue the idea of starting his own urban farming business alongside his girlfriend and three other friends. After running the numbers on costs, potential profits, and laying out a detailed business plan, the group pooled their money, secured a location in downtown Houston, and bought their first fully outfitted shipping container from Freight Farms. Now more than a year and a half into running Acre in a Box as a business, Andrew and his team have purchased a second shipping container and are hoping to ramp production to full capacity in each of the 320 square foot units, the equivalent of roughly two acres of farmland. Acre in a Box produces two types of kale and four types of lettuce with their primary customer base being restaurants in Houston, “Our goal is keep our production in the city and to provide quality product at reasonable prices. Our chefs and their customers notice the difference in the quality of our product, and we are proud of that.” He adds, “We are also excited to use our company to teach valuable lessons about healthy eating, buying groceries, and the science of farming to people who live in our urban food desert that is Houston.” As Acre in a Box continues to grow, Andrew and his team are looking at ways the company can continue to evolve and scale responsibly, recognizing other similar businesses have struggled with this challenge. While he will continue his day job as a trader, he believes fully in the mission of Acre in a Box and the lessons it has taught him, “The learning curve for me has been incredibly steep. I didn’t have any background in farming or agriculture, and had to learn on the fly. This is the thrill of running your own business. You don’t have to be an expert, but you have to be willing to learn, to apply lessons you’ve gained from other areas of your life, and be willing to fall down a few times along the way.” To learn more about Acre in the Box, visit www.acreinabox.com.
“I think I’ve always been wired to be an entrepreneur. Being at boarding school and experiencing the independence Proctor granted me gave me the confidence to start my own business centered around my passions.”
Photo by Brent Harrewyn of Hoverfly Photography
“When I arrived at Proctor, it was the first time I was able to truly ‘own’ my learning. My teachers were so inspired, they made me excited to learn and reinvigorated me to get the most out of my education.”
Moriah Cowles ’02 Crafting the Art of Utility
Moriah Cowles ’02 first heard about Proctor from her cousin, Merlin Backus ’02, and one of her good friends from her hometown of Shelburne, Vermont, Sarena Stern ’02. She quickly recognized, after hearing about Sarena’s upcoming Ocean Classroom adventure, that her relatively large (at least by Vermont standards) public school, had left her uninspired heading into her junior year. As she observed Sarena and Merlin’s Proctor experience unfold, she decided that she, too, wanted to pursue an education at a school whose priorities were aligned with her own: unique classes, personalized attention, and an intrinsic sense of adventure. While Moriah enjoyed all aspects of her Proctor experience, including countless art classes, forestry class with Dave Pilla, snowboard racing with Jim Cox, and cross country running, it was her Ocean Classroom experience (including a life-changing stop in Haiti) that laid a foundation for adventure and travel that would ultimately guide her journey after Proctor. Prior to matriculating to Colorado College, Moriah embarked on a gap year in Ghana and Nepal working, learning, and serving in local communities. At Colorado College, Moriah found a school whose educational philosophy and sense of community mirrored that which she had experienced at Proctor -- a focus on experiential learning, inspired educators, and a flare for the eclectic. It was this unique blend of attributes that allowed her to further discover her passions. She stumbled upon her first blacksmithing class, Blacksmithing and the Art of Utility, out of necessity (“I needed another class to fill my schedule and it was the only one available!”). At the same time Moriah was discovering her love for blacksmithing, she had the opportunity to delve into an application process for a Watson Fellowship which asked her to explore her life goals. “I discovered myself through this fellowship application, and saw there was something special about blacksmithing that inspired me - this unique role of art and function it allowed. I felt I had to pursue it.” Following college, Moriah returned to her family’s apple orchard in Vermont to work on the farm and take more blacksmithing classes, eventually buying herself a forge and borrowing an anvil from her family’s farrier. During a blacksmithing class at the John Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, she made a knife out of an old railroad spike and became curious about knife making, “It was not just the craft but the chemistry behind using different types of steel and manipulating the elemental ingredients to make strong, beautiful knives that intrigued me.” Her deep dive into knife making continued during an impromptu six-week apprenticeship with a Mexican knifemaker while traveling through Central America on a bicycle trip. Here she learned the importance of being resourceful and finding learning opportunities in the most unlikely of places. Shortly after returning to the states, Moriah received an email from her hometown friend, and fellow Proctor alum Abbi Stern ’00 who had built her own jewelry business in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heavy Metal. Abbi convinced Moriah to move to Brooklyn to work with a friend who was a knifemaker. That two month internship turned into two years before she eventually opened her own shop in the city and launched her own business. In 2015, Moriah decided to move back to her family farm in Vermont where she opened the doors to Orchard Steel, a small-scale operation turning out four to five high quality knives a week. Moriah’s is a journey that spanned the globe and has come full circle to her family’s farm outside Burlington, Vermont. She credits Proctor for inspiring this journey to take place, “I feel like going to Proctor was this seed for me in being willing to go off the beaten path. It launched me into this world of people doing their own thing- building boats, off-campus experiences, kayaking, rock-climbing - where it was ok to be different. Surrounding yourself with people who think outside the box allows you to have confidence in your creativity, and I’m so thankful I took that leap of faith when I did.”
Familiar Faces: Where are They Now?
At Home in Andover Catching up with the Norris Families
Unbeknownst to each other, brothers Chris and Tim Norris separately committed to jobs teaching English at Proctor Academy for the fall of 1966, and the town of Andover has served as both families’ home ever since. Key figures in Proctor’s evolution throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Chris, Kit, Tim, and Suzy each played an integral role in guiding the school forward through the challenges of the 1970s into a period of stability in the 1980s and 1990s. Whether it was pioneering Proctor’s Wilderness Orientation, Advisory program and Off-Campus programs, increasing the role of women in the community, launching a ski jumping program that would produce multiple Olympians, or inspiring countless students in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, and through advisory groups, the Norris’ combined 140 years of service to Proctor was instrumental in laying the foundation on which the Proctor community stands today. Now retired and living on adjacent properties in East Andover, New Hampshire, the Norrises remain engaged in all aspects of the Town of Andover and are frequent visitors to campus for special events and Alumni Reunions. Next time you are in Andover, be sure to let them know. They would love to see you!
Tim Norris P’88 | 1966-2003
College Counseling Director, English, Ski Jumping/Nordic Skiing 2017 U.S. Ski Jumping Hall of Fame Inductee “I remember my first year teaching, I had two sections of ancient history, one section of modern history, and a section of junior English. Four classes, three preps, a dorm to supervise, and I was coaching three sports, usually by myself each season. I thought it was normal. In 1976, we started the Andover Outing Club, and during the winters that followed I was coaching the AOC skiing and jumping, Proctor’s Nordic team and ski jumping team, and still teaching and advising. Looking back, I’m not sure how we juggled all the different responsibilities we had, but we did. Having strong supportive parents was critical, like we had with our ski jumping families in the Hinkleys, Van Loans, Freemans, Fairalls and others, and they helped make it all possible. Working at Proctor is a lifestyle, families included, and it’s what makes it work.
“If the kids are going to respect us, they should respect us because we are doing a good job, not because we have a Mr. or Mrs. in front of our last name. It was on this premise we started the firstname basis at Proctor.”
Suzy Norris P’88 | 1967-2001 English, Learning Skills, Latin
“Early in our years at Proctor I remember my mother asking me, ‘Do you think you and Tim will ever move on?’ She had been in the prep school world her whole life and had worked with my father at a number of different schools. I said ‘I don’t think so. We just love the people here, we love our friends, and we love what we do.’ She looked bewildered, but just didn’t understand how special Proctor was. We were so fortunate to have been able to work with the people we worked with over the years, and to have stayed friends with our co-workers even after we retired here in Andover. We are all so rooted here that no one ever wants to leave.”
“Teaching kids is like blowing dandelion seeds into the wind. You never know what is going to happen, where your words will land, or what direction they will inspire your students, but it is so much fun to watch.”
Kit Norris P’87, ’89, ’92 | 1967-2000
Chris Norris P’87, ’89, ’92 | 1966-2002
“The Proctor community is such a wonderful part of the picture for our families, and it was such a wonderful place to spend all those years. The school was so much smaller then than it is today. There were no departmental offices, just one faculty room, and only four administrators. We all knew we had to be ‘in it’ - husbands, wives, kids - when something needed to be done, and everybody was. We all did so many different jobs over the years - often without being paid for it - because we had to since there was no one else to do it! Suzy and I were dorm surrogates, running study halls, pouring tea for faculty meeting and post-game socials all without ever being paid. Over time, David Fowler really encouraged spouses to work at Proctor. Suzy and I started filling in for teachers, teaching in Learning Skills, and eventually moved into the English and math departments, respectively. As this happened, families could be families. Everyone felt they could be a part of the community and have a voice in the direction of the school.”
“When I arrived back at Proctor after a year away, right after David had taken over as Head of School, I stepped into the roles of Dean of Students and Director of Admissions. It was quite the mix. I would go from kicking a kid out in the morning to schmoozing with a family about how wonderful Proctor was in the afternoon. David told me in June, 1971 we needed 50 more students before the start of the year in September. Spence Wright, who had been doing admissions prior to me, said we were averaging about 4-5 families visiting per week. I ran the numbers and realized we were in trouble! But, we stood back and looked at our unique resources as a school: our incredible location and proximity to the outdoors, our reading program (Learning Skills), our advisory program and our informality between faculty and students, and the skills/industrial arts program all set us apart. We began to focus on what made us different, and we gradually started to turn the corner a bit. Our students and families really bought into what we were doing here.”
Math, Learning Skills
“Proctor’s system of governing was really strong because you had a chance to have your opinion heard. Even if you did not support a particular rule, but your peers had voted in favor of it, then it became easy to say, ‘I don’t really agree with this, but we’ve decided’, and we all supported the structure of the school as we formed it together.”
Assistant Head of School, Dean of Students, Director of Admissions, English, Football/Hockey
“I’ve said this a lot, there aren’t many people who come to work at Proctor and then leave to go to another school. For the most part, people stay because of the power of the community. We’re all lifers.”
Familiar Faces: Where are They Now?
Catch Them If You Can
A Conversation with Bert and Dani Hinkley (1976-2007) When Bert and Dani Hinkley P’97, ’99 retired from Proctor, in the spring of 2007, they sold their house, hopped in their VW Golf, and embarked on a cross-country journey without a specific destination. Ten years later, they trekked back across the country to reconnect with alumni and former colleagues at Proctor’s 2017 Alumni Reunion. Bert and Dani acknowledge that it was incredibly difficult to say goodbye after more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, advising, and raising their family in the Proctor community. But, as Bert notes, “Anytime you are deeply involved with an organization for as long as we were at Proctor, there are many reasons to make a change personally, for the institution, and for us as a couple.” Knowing their daughter’s (Erin Hinkley Shaffer ’97) home in Bellingham, Washington was an eventual stop on their post-Proctor adventure, Bert and Dani wound their way across their country looking for the right ‘fit’ for this next phase in their lives. When a classified ad popped up at WebCyclery, a ski and bike shop in Bend, Oregon, Bert sent in a resume for a position that would allow him to engage directly with his love for active living and cross-country skiing. A detour through Bend and an impromptu interview with the shop owner resulted in Bert landing the job, and the Hinkleys looking at each other and saying, “Well, I guess we’ll settle here.” The past ten years in Bend have been just what Bert and Dani envisioned their post-Proctor life to be: active, challenging, and filled with family. Bert continues to work seasonally at WebCyclery, while Dani has worked jobs at a yarn shop and a chocolate shop in town in addition to volunteering in the community. Dani notes, “As we settled into our lives in Bend, we both found ourselves doing things we’ve never done before, and it was great to have these new challenges in our lives. While Bend is a larger city than we ever envisioned ourselves in, we love being able to walk or ride our bikes to the grocery store, and we’ve done our best to insert a bit of our country lifestyle into this urban adventure by keeping a big garden and spreading to the community of Bend the environmental stewardship ethos we gained living at Proctor all those years.”
With summers relatively open, Bert and Dani continue to remain active well into their 60s with the goal of doing some form of outdoor activity every day of the year. When they are not spending time with their grandkids camping, biking, and kayaking, Bert and Dani take full advantage of outdoor recreational activities available in Bend. Bert continues to promote the sport of whitewater slalom kayaking, a sport he brought to Proctor (and coached his paddlers to the National level) by hosting a whitewater slalom race in Bend that is part of the Pacific Northwest Cup running from from March to October. Always a competitor himself, Bert recently traveled to the World Master’s Games in New Zealand and won gold medals in his age division in all three events in which he competed. Dani, who was one of Proctor’s first female coaches in the mid-1970s, possesses a similar drive as she aims to embrace a new sport during each decade of her life. She took up ice hockey during her 50s while at Proctor, and as she reached her 60s decided to join a cyclocross league in Bend. “I’m not sure what I’ll take up in my 70s, maybe pickleball? They have a great league for that out here!” During their trip to Proctor this past June for Alumni Reunion 2017, Bert and Dani had the opportunity to spend time with both their children as Erin ’97 returned for her 20th reunion and Jed ’99 was inducted into Proctor’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Reflecting on their return to Proctor after ten years away, Dani notes, “If you hold on too tightly to something, it’s hard to absorb the new place in its entirety. We wanted to give Proctor its space after leaving, but ten years was just right for us to come back and see all of the alumni at Reunion. What a pleasure it is to see the insertion of Proctor’s ethos as a living part of their lives. We could see we had an effect on who they became as adults, and seeing that in person has been the most rewarding experience for us.” Bert adds, “It is so refreshing to see so many of our former students as faculty members now helping lead Proctor and walk the walk environmentally as new buildings are built.”
“The climate here in Bend, especially during the shoulder seasons, allows us to be more active now than ever before. It’s not atypical for us to wake up and go for a cross country ski in the morning, come home for lunch, hop on our bikes for a ride in early afternoon, grab a snack, and then head out for a paddle in the kayak before a late dinner outside on the patio. We feel pretty fortunate!” - Bert Hinkley (1976-2007)
“By spending all those years at Proctor, it was our involvement in the community (Proctor, the elementary school, the ski area, town volunteer activities) that left the greatest impact on us. We have tried to continue that ethos we gained at Proctor here in Bend by helping volunteer at local ski and bike races, and staying as involved in community outreach as we can. We miss the intimacy of working directly with kids, but are doing our best to fill that void in our lives today!” - Dani Hinkley (1976-2007) 33
Thank You! CELEBRATING DEPARTING FACULTY AND STAFF
Each year, the Proctor community bids farewell to retiring faculty and staff. This past spring, Susan Currier answered her final phone calls and emails from her database desk, Edna Peters served her last waffles in the dining hall, and Brenda Godwin, Laurie Zimmerman, and Phil Goodnow taught their last classes, coached their final games, and said a final goodbye to their advisees. We thank these five individuals who have given Proctor a combined 148 years of service to Proctor’s students.
Edna Peters, GP’11,’14 APPOINTED IN 1979
Since her arrival on Proctor’s Dining Services team in 1979, Edna Peters has touched the lives of thousands of Proctor students through her unique ability to simultaneously make students feel loved while holding them accountable with spatula in hand. Her famous waffles and cookies provided sustenance to generations of faculty, staff, and students, however, it has been her hugs that consistently brought life to the Proctor community. A stalwart on the sidelines of athletic contests, with a special affinity for cheering on Proctor’s basketball teams, her role at Proctor transcended her role in the dining hall. Edna, like so many others in the Proctor community, recognized her job did not start or stop when she arrived in the Cannon Dining Hall early each morning to prepare breakfast. Rather she understood she possessed the ability to impact young people’s lives in ways far beyond her culinary skills, and she made sure she optimized her impact on those around her each and every day. The beauty of Edna’s mindset is that we are certain she will still make appearances at games next year, will always provide a shoulder to lean on when we need guidance, and give us a kick in the behind when we need motivation.
Susan Currier, P’92,’95 APPOINTED IN 1985
Susan joined Proctor’s Learning Skills Department in 1985 and helped coordinate reports, scheduling, and countless other details that allowed the program to establish many of the organizational systems it utilizes today as it serves more than 120 students with diagnosed learning differences each year. Following her time in Learning Skills, Susan jumped at the opportunity to be Proctor’s pioneer database coordinator during the early 1990s as computers and emerging database needs took hold on Proctor’s campus. Director of Technology, Jim Cox, notes, “Susan had very little experience with computers before stepping into her role, but she is such a voracious learner and unparalleled problem-solver, she was a natural fit for the role and has been an invaluable member of our team ever since!” Susan’s unending patience and unique ability to problem solve even the most complex of issues will be deeply missed, but we take comfort in the foundation she has put in place.
Brenda Godwin, P’84 APPOINTED IN 1988
Brenda joined Proctor’s staff in 1988 as a member of the Development Office pioneering alumni, parent, and grandparent communications, as well as the stewardship of endowment gifts prior to her shift to teaching in the Social Science and Technology Departments, yearbook supervisor, and grill-master extraordinaire at all football games. Her dedication to the Proctor Invitational Golf tournament has been instrumental in supporting scholarships at Proctor, and she will, thankfully, remain engaged in this endeavor each fall in the future. Brenda’s ability to teach courses as diverse as AP Government, Photoshop, History of the Soviet Union, History of Modern China, U.S. History, and Adobe Lightroom, while overseeing the production of Proctor’s yearbook each year and still providing daily commentary on recent Red Sox and Patriots victories illustrates her breadth and depth of interests. Whether it was being a faithful supporter of her students at athletic events, capturing images of art shows and performances, or sharing her annual Dogs of Proctor slideshow in assembly, Brenda’s fierce commitment to her students over the past three decades is something for which we, as a community, will be forever grateful.
Laurie Zimmerman, P’02,’09 APPOINTED IN 1989
Laurie Zimmerman joined Proctor’s Learning Skills Department as a tutor in the fall of 1989, and served in that capacity until she joined Proctor’s English Department in 1994. As she raised her own children, Justus ’02 and Allegra ’09, Laurie made sure she left an equally indellible impact on her Proctor “children” with her unending wit, wisdom, and energy, as well as her deep passion for poetry. Her uncanny ability to unlock creativity in people is a gift that not only allowed Laurie to become a nationally acclaimed poet herself, but to expose the greater Proctor and Andover communities to the world of poetry through hosting readings and welcoming guests like U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall to speak frequently on campus. English Department Chair, Shauna Turnbull, reflects, “Laurie knows her students. She is quick to learn about and understand their quirks, their strengths and weaknesses, what will inspire them, and how to keep them engaged. I remember observing one of her classes, featuring a room full of seniors, so ready to graduate. Laurie did a masterful job encouraging those who were teetering on an insight, containing those who might be inclined to use the high-energy assignment as an excuse to be a bit more outgoing than was warranted, and using each student’s presentation as a doorway into a literary term or poetic technique. By the end of the class, Laurie had demonstrated beautifully to the entire group that poetry and, therefore, a greater understanding of the world around us, is to be found in front of each and every one of us, each and every day.” Longtime faculty member, Peter Southworth, adds “Laurie taught me so much as a member of the English department. She embraced the daily joys and trials of working with students. Her quick laugh rang out in the face of the uninspired and her humor, teasing, and incisive wit carried her to the next wide-eyed and colorful interaction. Laurie focused on the people around her and she observed fellow teachers and students with appreciation. Along with a fine tuned ‘radar’ for the unjust was her ability to listen closely to the next person who needed her attention. Unafraid to speak her mind, Laurie encouraged others to do the same. She loved the stories of our Proctor community as much as her passionate search for meaning in her classroom books. In a note to our English Department earlier this spring, she wrote, ‘Move forward in the love of humanity that we find and teach in good literature every day.’ Her voice will remain clear for so many in our community well into the future.”
Phil Goodnow, P’05,’08,’14 APPOINTED IN 1995
Phil Goodnow began as Social Science Department Chair in 1995 and moved into Burbank West with his wife, Lawre, and their three children Hilary ’06, Hannah ’09, and Jonathan ’14. Soon after, Phil took over the reigns of the boys’ varsity soccer program and has remained a fixture on the sidelines for Proctor’s soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams over the past twenty-two years. His steadfast dedication to all aspects of the Proctor community, including his role in Nick’s Other Band, his commitment to teaching the writing and research process, and his willingness to continually grow in his own teaching techniques in order to best serve his students have left a lasting legacy at Proctor. During an end of year celebration of retiring faculty and staff, Phil’s former student/athlete and current faculty member, Hunter Churchill ’01, reflected on Phil’s impact on his own life, “As a teenager, you’re always looking for role models, for people you can look up to as you try to figure out your own life. Phil was always that person for me. I looked at him, how he parented his kids, coached us, and taught us, and thought to myself, ‘That is the type of man I want to become someday.’” Hunter is not alone in his respect and admiration for Phil’s willingness to wholeheartedly invest himself in the lives of his students. Phil’s impact on both his colleagues and his students truly transcends the academic realm, and we are each better teachers, coaches, advisors, dorm parents, and friends after having had Phil in our lives over the past twenty-two years.
Foundation for Learning Creating a foundation for learning is the single most important gift we can provide our students as it is a gift that will continue to bear fruit throughout their lifetime. We want to focus on the work Proctor is doing to ensure each studentâ€™s learning is built on a firm foundation of self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-advocacy. At Proctor, we recognize it is through intentional programming, a growing wellness curriculum, and our interconnectedness as a community of adults and students that lays the foundation for each of our students on which meaningful learning can take place.
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AND ASSEMBLY WISDOM Every few weeks in assembly, students stand up and share reflections on their time at Proctor. The length, style, and delivery varies, but these Pete Talks provide profound wisdom for our community. Below is a Pete Talk shared by Eliza Orne ’17 in April 2017: My story starts about a year ago on a four day solo in the Arizona desert. I was sitting on a sunny hill, basking in the beautiful glow, and I started to sob because I missed the smell of dirt. Now not just any dirt - there’s dirt in the desert - but it was the dirt that happens around this time of year, in New England, when everything is melting and you can smell the mud every time you step outside, and it’s overwhelming and sticky. I cried for about ten minutes because I missed that. I realized it was because I understood how the dirt worked. I knew how the organisms interacted and how they transferred paths from one plant to another. I started to think about maple trees and how it’s really cool the way the sugar system works as the nutrients in the roots go up through the tree and out to the crown to let the buds flourish. And then I started thinking about oaks and how sturdy they are, and the towering pines, and I kept going and going on how cool trees are. Then I started thinking about how they relate to people and how the roots spread out and allow this amazing system for them to be stable and strong and act as an individual, and yet at the same time as a community. We can see trees as one singular being or we can see them as a unit, and this parallels people. We’re all individuals, but we all act as a community...I realized so much about myself and the way the world works, where people and nature have separated themselves, and how we need to bring them back together. I tell you this story not as some crazy tree-hugger environmentalist. I tell you this story as a philosophy, a way to look at the world in a new light. Look into the natural world, find something you think is just the coolest thing in the world. For me it was trees, but find the equivalent in your life, and understand how it works. Find all of the different systems and the science and all of the very intricate parts of it. Look at yourself and look at the system and how they work together, and how they’re different. Look at how you can adapt to be like that, how that can help you help yourself, and help everyone else.
Native American Connection
Reflecting on the history of the United States, it is easy to start with the Revolutionary War and trace a series of well known struggles of a still young nation to the present day. Often, much of the uglier history is brushed over or omitted from a curriculum due to the pressures of time educators face in the traditional classroom and the tendency to romanticize the past. At Proctor, there has been a sense for many years that something extremely important is missing from the narrative we tell ourselves and our students. The intentional nurturing of Proctor’s Native American Connections over the past thirty years is rooted in an effort to raise the awareness, knowledge, and investment in Native American individuals, cultures, and history among Proctor community members. Similarly, we, as a school, recognize the richness our Native American students bring to our community as they experience the mission we have for all of the young people who call Proctor their home. As we once again embrace our Native American Connections and delve into complex conversations around privilege alongside Proctor’s Diversity Committee, we prepare students to lead in a nation that remains at a crossroads in its own understanding of race and inequality. We know from decades of experience teaching and learning within Proctor’s educational model that creating proximity to our students’ learning unlocks perspectives critical to both self-reflection and the pursuit of our institutional mission. The continued cultivation of these relationships through the Proctor Native American Connection is a step in the right direction on a path that was cut for us long ago. - Lori Patriacca ’01, Proctor Native American Connection Coordinator Photo Credit: Alan McIntyre
The History of
PROCTOR’S NATIVE AMERICAN CONNECTION 1984: George Emeny spends the summer on Rosebud Reservation learning at Sinte Gleska University and building relationships with Albert White Hat, Sr. of Rosebud and John Around Him of Pine Ridge. 1985: Proctor admits its first Native American students. 1985 - 1988: John Around Him and Albert White Hat teach Native American History, Language, and Culture at Proctor. 1980s-1990s: Powwows are hosted at Proctor. 1988: Mari Watters, a Nez Perce Indian, & Roberta Black Goat, a traditional Navajo from Big Mountain, Arizona, visit Proctor to teach about their distinct cultures, languages and history. 1989 - 1992: Tim Begaye, an educator from the Navajo Nation, serves on the Proctor faculty. 1989: Albert White Hat (P ’87, ’94, ’00, GP’14), a former language instructor and author at Sinte Gleska University in Rosebud, South Dakota, becomes an Honorary Trustee on the Proctor Academy Board, serving until 2013. 1990: The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Native American Students is established. 1998: The Bill and Betsy Peabody Endowed Scholarship Fund is established to promote diversity on Proctor’s campus with a focus on Native American Students. 2001: The White Hat Family hosts a week long Proctor Trustee Retreat, which includes faculty and staff, on Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. 2004: Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez ’98 returns to campus for a week to assist in Bert Hinkley’s Native American History and Culture course. 2014: Mark White Hat ’14, the first native student legacy graduates from Proctor. 2015: Faculty and Staff are invited to Rosebud, SD for a week in July to reconnect with the White Hat family. Faculty/Staff Professional Development Trip to Rosebud in July now continues each summer and includes approximately 20 members of the Proctor community. 2016: Visits from Proctor alumni and friends of Proctor. Jon Jon Around Him (son of John Around Him) comes to campus for Project Period and the first week of spring classes. Albert White Hat, Jr. ’00 gives Earth Day keynote address. Jordan Thompson ’01 returns to campus to serve as guest artist with group of students from the Akwesasne Reserve. 2017: Jon Jon Around Him visits campus for a week to work with Social Science and English classes. Jordan Thompson ‘01 hosts a group of students for Project Period at the Akwesasne Reserve to learn about Mohawk culture. Proctor offers first Summer Service Trip for students and faculty to Rosebud, South Dakota, as well as a faculty/staff professional development trip to Rosebud.
Off Campus Update Mountain Classroom: 1972 - Present Proctor en Segovia: 1974 - Present Proctor in France: 1974 - 2010 Proctor in Morocco: 1984 - 2012
Proctor’s Commitment to Off-Campus Programs Since 1971, a deep commitment by Proctor’s faculty, staff, and administration to remove the walls of the traditional classroom has resulted in more than 75% of students studying off-campus for at least one term during their time at Proctor. Over the past forty-six years, countless faculty members have been responsible for launching, maintaining, and evolving eight different off-campus experiences, each granting academic credit for the ultimate hands-on learning program available to high school students anywhere in the world. We have never been more excited about the work Proctor’s Off-Campus Programs are doing to expand worldviews, connect current students with alumni, and challenge students to expand their sense of self while becoming more connected to the natural world.
I have tried to describe in words the fullness of my experience on Mountain Classroom: the terrifying exhilaration that comes with day after day of not recognizing the landscape around you, the quiet murmurs coming from a tent late at night, the smell of vinegar cleaning solution, the hissing of the stove, the flapping of the tent on windy nights, the quiet conversations and explosive laughter. How do I boil our experiences and emotions into a couple paragraphs? There are simply no words to describe how close our little group became: the tears that were shared, the jokes traded back and forth, and the comfort of knowing you have people to depend on.
- Chloe Methven ’18
Ocean Classroom: 1994 - Present Proctor en Costa Rica: 2004 - Present European Art Classroom: 2011 - Present Summer Service Trips: 2013 - Present Guatemala, South East Asia, Rosebud Reservation
Proctor in China 2016 - Present Academic Summer Trip
Read updates from each of Proctor’s Off-Campus Programs: proctoracademy.org/offcampusblogs
DANCE DRAMA WEB DESIGN
VOCAL + INSTRUMENTAL
Lessons from the Studio Some endeavors provide immediate gratification. Put in the hard work and see immediate results. The arts is not one of those endeavors. Students spend an entire term, year, or career refining talents, exploring new techniques, trying different mediums. While the end of each term provides the community a window into this journey as student work is showcased at art shows, dance recitals, jazz/rock performances, theater productions, and vocal music ensemble performances, it is the process of the arts that is most appreciated at Proctor. Proctorâ€™s Art faculty have created an environment where there is no right or wrong, just a constant opportunity to improve. This environment is liberating for our students, as minds are unfettered and creativity flows. The chaotic energy of adolescents seamlessly transitions to focus as students immerse themselves in their work, their own process. Foundational skills are taught, but each student embraces techniques through their own art, in their own timing, in their own way. They are assessed on their willingness to engage fully with the process, and that creates a culture where growth is the goal, not a final product. The question we must ask ourselves is how can we learn from this model and apply it across disciplines?
THE ROLE OF ATHLETICS AND AFTERNOON PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION Core to Proctor’s educational philosophy since the early 1900s, athletics and afternoon programs promote wellness through teaching healthy physical and mental habits that benefit participants throughout their lives. We recognize when athletes and coaches dedicate themselves to continual learning and ethical awareness, the lessons afforded by sport contribute positively to Proctor’s school culture. As any alum will tell you, good coaches are teachers whose mentorship transcends the boundaries of the playing field or court. It is through these relationships with coaches and teammates that students develop an appreciation for the hard work, perseverance, and collaboration necessary in their life beyond Proctor.
2016-2017 HORNET ACHIEVEMENTS • Varsity Baseball completes undefeated season with 1st Lakes Region Championship in more than 30 years
• Varsity Girls’ Basketball repeats as New England Champions • Varsity Golf and Varsity Boys’ Tennis go undefeated in regular season play • Proctor Earns U.S. Ski and Snowboard Bronze Podium Certification • U16 USSA/FIS Ski Team sends four athletes to Nationals • Boys’ Varsity Hockey wins Lakes Region Championship
Off the field, Onto the Stage by Grey Bechok ’17
As I entered my final term as a Proctor student, I decided I wanted to end my career here on a high note, no pun intended. My mom had encouraged me to try theater in the past, and I always blew her off because I was an athlete. Sure, I sing along to the radio and maybe in the shower a little, but I have never sung in front of a group of people, and certainly not on stage! Throughout my time at Proctor I have been told, “Don’t be just an athlete, be a member of the community”. I have tried to heed these words of wisdom throughout my four years at Proctor, but often the decisions we make to engage ourselves keep us safely within our comfort zones. I love to travel and interact with people so being involved in student leadership and studying abroad were right in my wheelhouse. Playing football and basketball were no different. Auditioning for the Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, was a completely different story. But this is what it truly means to be a member of the community, right? It is about doing something that is new to you, introducing you to new people, new friends, and gaining an appreciation for their unique contributions to our shared community. Read Grey’s complete blog post on The Buzz: blogs.proctoracademy.org
PROCTOR ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2018
The inaugural induction class into the Proctor Athletics Hall of Fame was recognized during Alumni Reunion 2017 in June. We are excited to welcome five new individual and team inductions at Alumni Reunion 2018. Congratulations to the following individuals and teams for being nominated by your peers for this honor!
Frank Muth ’82 Football | Hockey | Lacrosse
1978 Football Team 8-1 Record Lakes Region Champions
Sarah Leith ’95 White Water Kayaking | Girls’ Hockey 2000 & 2004 Olympic Trials
John Schoeller | Coach/Teacher 1973-2002 Football Coach Learning Skills Department Chair
2008 Girls’ Basketball Team Class C NEPSAC Champion First female NEPSAC Championship in Proctor’s history
Nominate your classmates, coaches, or teams for the Proctor Athletic Hall of Fame by completing the online submission form, or mail your nomination to Gregor Makechnie ’90, Proctor Athletics Director, PO Box 500, Andover, NH 03216.
Keep your eyes out for updates on the following members of the Class of 2017 as they pursue college athletic careers! Boys’ Basketball: Geo Baker | Rutgers University Caleb Green | College of the Holy Cross Eamonn Healey | Trinity College Drew MacInnis | Clarkson University Tshiefu Ngalakulondi | St. Bonaventure University Girls’ Basketball: Amanda Torres | University of New Hampshire Field Hockey: Hannah Brochu | Bellarmine University Emily Saef | St. Michael’s College Boys’ Lacrosse: Chandler Devaney | US Air Force Academy Dillon Fitzpatrick | Ithaca College Jack Hounchell | Wheaton College Alex Wyckoff | Denison University
USSA/FIS Skiing: Crowley Gentile | Gap year Makena Gorman | St. Lawrence University
Baseball Matt Braley | Plymouth State College Peter Laviolette | Plymouth State College
Nordic Skiing: Katie Ball | Colby College (Gap Year) Nathaniel Perkins | St. Lawrence University
Football: Curtis Holmes, Jr. | Undecided Bryce Swan | Dickinson College
Girls’ Ice Hockey: Haley Parker | Franklin Pierce University
Crew: Kali Brown | Bates College Julia Steeger | Connecticut College
Boys’ Ice Hockey: Peter Laviolette | Plymouth State College Mountain Biking: Nate Reilly | BCHL West Kelowna Warriors Scott Johannen | Fort Lewis College Tate Singleton | NAHL New Jersey Titans Matthew Slick | USHL Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Reilly Walsh | Harvard University
STATUS: $15,554,434 RAISED* *As of 8/1/2017
Operating within the context of the last twenty years of capital project momentum, The Campaign for Proctor is a $30 million capital campaign to support the construction and renovation of campus facilities, to grow the endowment, and to strengthen and enrich educational programs central to Proctor’s educational model. Over the past two years, Proctor has raised more than $1M in endowment and funded and completed construction on The Brown Dining Commons and West End Dormitory; making an immediate impact on the residential life experience of students and faculty alike. As we look to 2018 and beyond, The Campaign for Proctor will tackle the two largest construction projects in the school’s 169 year history: a complete renovation of learning spaces in the Farrell Field House (1966) and Maxwell Savage Hall (1931). Proctor is in a position of strength as a school due to our unique educational model, quality teaching faculty, remarkable staff, and an institutional willingness to remain agile. We boldly move forward in The Campaign for Proctor as we further invest in Proctor’s future.
20 Years of Capital Investment at Proctor “150th Campaign” | 1998-2003 Total Raised: $26,940,00
“Building Proctor’s Future, Today” | 2006-2013 Total Raised: $16,775,145
Projects Completed: 1998: Carriage House Renovation 1998: Fowler House Renovation 2001: Wilkins Meeting House 2002: Teddy Maloney ’88 Rink 2003-04: Wise Center
Projects Completed: 2006: Recording Studio 2007 - Present: Ski Area Enhancements 2008: Peabody House 2008: Walt Wright ’49 Biomass Plant 2009: Cangiano House Renovation 2009: Slocomb Hall Addition 2012: Teddy Maloney ’88 Rink Expansion 2012: Farrell Field Turf Complex 2013: Sally B Dormitory
Endowment Raised: $7,568,619
Endowment Raised: $2,769,865
Importance of Campus Master Planning Construction projects at Proctor occur only after careful consideration by the Campus Master Planning Committee in conjunction with Proctor’s Board of Trustees. Central to the focus of this committee is a commitment to intentional green space on campus. While Proctor’s physical plant has grown over the past twenty years, the flow of buildings, foot traffic, and visual lines have retained a focus on the natural world. We are incredibly thankful for this dedicated group of men and women whose long-term strategic planning for Proctor’s campus allows the seamless integration of new buildings into the village of Andover.
The Impact of the Brown Dining Commons Since Cary House burned to the ground in April 1977, Proctor has dreamt of a new dining facility that would adequately meet the needs of both our Dining Services team as well as our student body, while setting a new standard for environmental sustainability. With the completion of the Brown Dining Commons in September 2016, New England’s first net-zero dining facility, that dream became a reality. Over the past twelve months, the combination of a community dining area, solar arrays and geothermal heating, and state of the art kitchen space have elevated the awareness of healthy eating and our connection to the environment within the community. As Director of Dining Services, Barbara Major P’06, ’09, noted this past winter, “The evolution of both the food preparation space, as well as the dining space, in the new dining commons is remarkable. Every person who steps foot into the building is amazed by the facility, the attention to detail, the commitment to sustainability, and the aesthetics of the dining room, servery, and kitchen area. Thank you to all of the donors who made this dream a reality.” To learn more about the impact of the Brown Dining Commons, visit: www.proctoracademy.org/browndiningcommons
“The Campaign for Proctor” | 2015-Present Total Raised to Date: $15,554,434 Projects Completed: 2016: Brown Dining Commons 2016: West End Dormitory Endowment Raised (to date): $1,647,768 Current Projects: Farrell Field House Renovation Maxwell Savage Renovation
Rethinking Learning Spaces
Campus Gateway Project Dormitory Renovations
Rethinking Learning Spaces Initiative Underway! The first step in a phased project that will ultimately renovate the entirety of the Farrell Field House and former Cannon Dining Hall is well underway! In June 2017, renovations to the gymnasium and fitness center began. The new gym floor and multipurpose training space in the cage is now open for student use, while the new fitness center overlooking the Farrell Field Complex on the east side of the field house is scheduled to be completed by December 2017. Once Phases 1 and 2 are complete, the largest portion of the project will commence with the addition of classroom and wellness spaces and an added third floor in the vacated Cannon Dining Hall. We will be sure to share more details as this project continues to evolve and we prepare to shift our focus to Maxwell Savage Hall in the very near future. To learn more, visit: www.proctoracademy.org/campaignforproctor
Proctor’s educational model operates at the intersection of brain-based research, experiential learning, and trusting relationships between faculty and students. We have seen the impact of this model for generations, and it is only possible through the support of committed donors who believe in Proctor. The Proctor Fund is essential to bridging the gap between our tuition revenue and the operating expenses that accompany Proctor’s unique educational model. Learn more about who gives to the Proctor Fund each year and why they choose to make a difference at Proctor!
Proctor’s Operating Budget
$20,756,150 What role does The Proctor Fund play?
The Proctor Fund’s Growth Over Time: $1,500,000
Tuition Revenue: $16,430,652 Endowment Revenue: $1,087,000 Other Revenue: $1,827,000
Proctor Fund: $1,500,000
Where Does The Money Go? HEAD’S
Allows Proctor to address needs on campus according to where the Head of School sees greatest impact; supporting visiting speakers, faculty/staff trip to South Dakota, and student-led programs like the Proctor Coffee House.
PROGRAMS FUND Supports the programs that distinguish Proctor as a leader in experiential learning and integrated academic support; including off-campus programs, Learning Skills, Project Period and more!
PEOPLE FUND Through Financial Aid and Professional Development, this fund allows Proctor to support a unique and diverse student body and provide 100% of faculty and staff with professional development opportunities.
PLACE FUND A sense of place is developed at Proctor through our physical plant, woodlands, and residential life programming. The Place Fund supports each of these initiatives.
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Class of ’67** $35,900 | 52%
Class of ’97*** $18,355 | 33%
Class of ’87 $17,580 | 31%
Class of ’12
$150,012* Total Reunion Giving 2017
$2,270 | 23%
*Does not include endowment money for The 50th Reunion Scholarship in Honor of David Fowler **Raised to start the endowed 50th Reunion Scholarship in Honor of David Fowler ***Raised to support the Jenny Mercer ’97 Memorial Scholarship - Ocean Classroom* (exceeded the $10,000 goal) Note these scholarship funds are part of Proctor’s endowment, not the Proctor Fund
Alumni Giving | The Hornet’s Nest 1942 Dave Colt * Dick Day 1944 Stu Brewster * Bruce Nicholas * 1945 John Pearson 1947 Mel Levine # 1949 Jim Dunbar* Walt Wright 1950 Mark Claff # Jim Reichert 1951 Kip Snow * 1953 David Coffin * Peter Elbow # Jesse Putney # John Wright 1954 John German # Bill Humphrey Jerry Lester # Dean Perron Jack Reading 1955 Ed Darna Larry Jones Quin Munson # 1956 Toby Farrel # Paul Haus * Spence Jackson * Mike Nash * Tim Purdy * 1957 Pete Clark Jim Duncan Charlie Forsberg Everett Jones * Tom Martin
Thank you to the 484 alumni who made 769 gifts totaling $1,990,077 during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Your support of Proctor’s educational mission is critical to our continued success as a school! 1958 Mike Boyd # Dick Clemence * Robert Kvalnes David Norman * 1959 Dudley Clark # Bill Grant Jim Levy * John Neubauer Paul Rogers * 1960 Laurie Cannon # Fred King George Morosani * 1961 Len Elden * Dino Giamatti * David Walters # San White Chris Whittaker # 1962 Geoff Morris * Frank Robinson # 1963 Dana Bent # Jed Brummer Nat Cheney # Charles Hall * Scott Hughes * Peter Kappel Ed Maguire Peter Whelpton 1964 Bob Becker # Mike Rosenthal # Sears Wullschleger 1965 Bill Blair # Art Cox * Tom Geibel * Stu Lipp Bob Martin 1966 Guy Kelley Kirby Whyte
1967 Carl Allard Scott Bartlett Joel Becker # Joe Berry Bob Bristol # John Bueche John Burke Woody Comstock Phil Dey Rob Gourley Greg Hack Richie Harris Andy Hatt Bob Hawes George Henschel Roger Lancaster Butch Lane Tomp Litchfield Rick Miller Jim Morris John Schofield Sam Shaw Knox Turner Bill Wickes Richard Wojtczak 1968 Dave Biddle # Jim Bird John Gary 1969 Doug Armstrong # Bill Bolton * Tom Canfield Gordie Harper # Jim Hoyt * Ted Levering Alan McLean Steve Shapiro * Ed Smith * 1970 Pete Hoagland David Moulton * Bill Stetson John Welsh # 1971 Tim Brown Frank Gibney * Kevin Gillespie # Rocky Rockwell
Pete Rolfe * Greg Samaha # Jack Simonds Andy Verven 1972 Jay Fisher * Doug Rendall Gary Wright 1973 John Hellman Bob Johnson Walter Perry 1974 Tom Bigony # John Deas # Mike Klau Dave McClintic Henry Vaughan * David Weeks # Don Woodbury 1975 Charlie Altmiller AJ Johnstone Bob Murchie Andrew Sheppe Jean Tarrant 1977 Scott Farmer Anne Feicht David Powers Charlie Willauer # 1978 Allan Johnson # Dan Murphy # 1979 Eric Benoit # Amy Bowen Ken Lifton * John O’Connor * Karin Ritchey 1980 Keith Barrett # John Halsted Kevin Hannaway Jamie Hilliard John Reid
1981 Liz Blodgett Smith # David Eberhart Joci Elliot Chris Hadley Hilary McCamic Justine Payne JJ Pirtle 1982 Tom Colby # Grinnell More Andrew Parker Bredt Stanley Ayres Stockly # Ben Thompson Emily Vaughan * 1983 Max Cobb Alex Estin * Will Hamill Edward Johnson # Travis Mathis # Dan Mori Gina Pettengill # Sam Reeves Andy Wright Tim Wright 1984 Elizabeth Bauman # Sarah Douglas Ian Godwin Bob Logan # Amy McKain Phil Pastan # Bob Sutherland 1985 Kay Childs # Patrick Keegan John Pendleton 1986 Chris Bartlett # Wendy Brown # Johnny Buck Dana Fletcher Kym O’Brien # Will Peabody Jen Vogt Tripp Wyckoff
1987 Beckner Bryan Scott Clay Malon Courts # Jed Dickman * Liam Donoghue # Seth Downs John Duke Tom Eaton Steve Fasciana Trevor Foster Tara Goodrich Daphne Hall Hull Maynard Chris Mole Sarah Murawski David Page Jim Plunkett Brook Sumner Loren Tripp Jennifer Wilson # 1988 Nicole Bagley # Beth Bartlett # Rhys Brooks # Oliver Davis Natasha Egan Eric Johnson Chris Manning Will McCurtin # Joe Pellerin Bob Pellerin Cate Reavis Jeremy Schall Tom Spang 1989 Richard Courts # Chris Durell Bill Graves # Karyn Lamb # David Lapham # Trask Pfeifle Matlock Schlumberger Lans Taylor * Brett Wagenbach Jeff Ziter # 1990 Derek Beard Bill Feinberg Rob Hutchins Gregor Makechnie
Mark Maloney Sarah McIntyre Allan Porter # Jesse Schust Chris Spitzmiller Chelsea Taylor * John Turner Pete Whitehead 1991 Brad Courts # Julia Elliot Katie Kidder * Roth Martin Curt Millington Matt Nathanson Kim Nubel Terence Reaves Mark Schwartz Mario Triay Suzanne Troyer Travis Warren # 1992 Amy Collum Bryan Corbitt Drew Donaldson Holley East Peter Farrow Jeremy Green Spencer Harman Ayize Jama-Everett Corby Leith Mourad Nouri Stephen Rushmore Whit Sowles Jeremy Stowe Sam Thompson Chris Todd 1993 Ryan Bowse Clay Courts # Tom Dodge # Willow Kreibich Maxwell Love 1994 Mike Parenteau Kat Roski Pearl 1995 Cassie Bowse Lindsay Brock Mike Freeman Becca Newhall # 1996 Jeanne Gosselin Andy Klein # Kelcey Loomer Devon Lucas
Julie Parenteau Lindsey Schust Mitzi Tolino Abby Usen-Ryan 1997 Tom Allen-Ryan Mia Bertram Heather Beveridge Caley Bourland Wilson Abby Buccella Carla Bultman Adam Courville Simon Etherington Jessie Freeman Sabe Graham Erin Hinkley Shaffer Carla Isaacson Mark Johnson # John Kiaer # Chris Knapp Clare McCarthy Courtney Monteiro Abby Preston Chris Sanborn Leisa Tripp Christine Walshe 1998 Rana Abodeely # Jon Cotton Kat Darling Rachel Golden Kirscht David Lejuez 1999 Brooke Donaldson Chris Donaldson Jed Hinkley Mariah Keagy Spencer Martin 2000 Laura Anker # Paul Behnke Tess Cressman Abbi Stern Melissa Tuckerman Erica Wheeler Dan Whiltshire 2001 Andrew Abendshein # Kate Austin Trish Austin Malcom de Sieyes # Justin Donaldson Jared Minton Lori Patriacca Laura Rutkiewicz
2002 George Bordash Liz Brier-Rosenfield Brad Cabot Lins Clements Chris Cloutier Nancy Heyl Avery Hoglund Ben Hoglund Megan Manning Cairncross Mariann Monteiro Larkin Richards Oliver Schwab # Sarena Stern Nick Wilkins 2003 Chris Cave Dave Shepard Sarah Wood 2004 Joe Lloyd 2005 Kaedi Butterfield Matt Carpenter Alicia Hager Katharine Heyl Adrian Polite Dave Schleyer 2006 Nick Brown Erin Davey Abby Isaac Ty Morris # Evan Procknow Kate Schmidt # Forrest Schwab Merry Yasek # 2007 Ali Berman Emily Bouchard Nick Green Ryan Kaulbach Naomi Klepper Chris Landers Lyds MacDonald Lucy MacNaught Will McCue Matt Milley Daniel Pendleton Sara Whipple # Christian Yemga 2008 Corinne Cline Joanna de Peña Wilson Land Lizey Loehr
Alex Milley Becca O’Connor Britt Plante Marissa Ray Morgan Saunders 2009 Leah Scott 2010 Sarah Cottrill Jennifer Galligan Thomas Jennings Ilyena Kozain Maggie Shine Peter Wade Abbie Webb William Whipple # Emily White 2011 John Howard # Brian Perry Haley Peters Stephen Sample Story Southworth 2012 Chris Allen Tucker Andrews Evan Anthony Courtney Birch Ben Chafee Natasha Cheng Myles Cheston Eli Clare Jasmine Coley Amelia Davis Breanna Davis Warren Davis Peter Durkin # Jen Ellms Caleb Frantz Clark Gegler Jessica George Nikki Gorman Megan Hanscom Trip Jagolta Cat Kinney Kate Kozain Tyler Lingel Mike Lombard Ali Lynch Lacey Perticone Brad Prevel Ryan Saunders Maddie Sullivan
Michaela Trefethen Hoover Hannah Webster Daniel Yeom 2013 Jackson Buscher Jake Dombroski Moriah Keat Jack MacClarence Anne Neylon Tori Smith Emmy Snyder 2014 Sam Barrett Speight Drummond Tucker Peters Eli Pier Meg Sheehy Ian Starkey 2015 Bao Ha Ngoc Will Reynolds 2016 Max Barrett Keith Davis Annie Sheehy 2017 Cyrus Davis Griffin Del Prete Chandler Devaney Catherine Doheny Bridget Fagan Crowley Gentile Caleb Green Cat Hourihan Anna Leonardi Dall’Occa Dell’Orso Luke Lockwood Bobby McGinty Avery Montgomery Jacqui Morris Liza Orne Jay Pier Alaina Robie Emily Saef Addy Shannon Bryce Swan Reilly Walsh Evan Wicenski Lucien Wiener Kelly Yu
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We’re excited to launch the Alumni Notes section of our magazine this year! We hope to continue to grow this section with as many updates from you as possible in the coming years. Be sure to email us at email@example.com with your Alumni Notes to be included in next year’s magazine! 1942
Dave Colt Hanover, NH Dave is enjoying life at Kendal Retirement home in Hanover NH, and attends sporting events at Dartmouth College whenever possible. Each winter he attempts to get out to cross country ski.
Nat Cheney Bloomfield, NJ Nat attended his 50th Reunion at Middlebury College this year and received from Ted Nickerson’s ‘64 sister eight term papers he wrote for Spence Wright’s class in American History while at Proctor.
Bruce Nicholas Greenwich, CT Bruce and his wife Phyllis reside in Greenwich, CT and visit their summer home in Windsor, VT for several weeks in July each year. He learned to fly at Proctor from Halsey Gulick at the Laconia airport and still flies occasionally. He and Phyllis have four children and several grandchildren.
Mike Rosenthal Chapel Hill, NC Mike retired after working for 30 years in Leadership Dev Training, and is now spending time in Blowing Rock and Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Naples, Florida.
1951 Kip Snow Eastham, MA Using his favorite expression, Kip reports, “I’m doing okay considering age & habits, with no serious issues on either!” He delivers Meals On Wheels once each week, helps with his local food pantry, and enjoys Orleans Yacht Club Events.
1968 John Gary Fulton, NY John retired ten years ago and is thoroughly enjoying spending his summers sailing on Lake Ontario and following the SUNY Oswego hockey teams during the winter months. 1977
1959 Bill Grant Sandy Springs, GA Bill continues to work building homes in Atlanta, Georgia.
1978 Dan Murphy Putnam, CT Dan’s son, Daniel, is a junior at The College of the Holy Cross and is headed to Law School in 2018. His twins, Hannah & Jacob, are 16 and juniors at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. He reports, “Life is great!” 1981
Ann Thayer Yarmouth, ME
Peter Milholland Freeport, ME
Ann Thayer ‘81 and Peter Milholland ‘83 are doing incredible work for Friends of Casco Bay. This nonprofit is a leading environmental organization working to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay, Maine. Ann has been on the Board of Friends of Casco Bay for years and recently, Peter was awarded the Bates Morse Mountain Award for Environmental Stewardship for his 22 years of service to the organization. 1983
1954 Jerry Lester Deltaville, VA Jerry met up with an old friend from Proctor class of 1955, Emory Prior, this year. The pair had not seen each other in 62 years and it turned into a great connection! Anyone else in the Classes of 1954 or 1955 looking to connect should reach out to Jerry.
search of sun and beautiful beaches, and actually hopes to move to the French Riviera within the next five years. Pascale’s older daughter is an agronomic engineer, and her younger works in advertising. She notes, “I miss New England’s wonderful spirit and can’t wait to be back soon!”
Pascale Quevreux Bonjour from France! Pascale was so happy to be a part of Proctor, even 40 years ago. She now lives in the North-East of France close to the Champagne area and works in the tourism industry where she is in charge of developing the beautiful region’s potential. She owns a horse and rides in the fields with her daughter most weekends when she is not attending an international equestrian competition. She still travels frequently in
Andy Wright Tenafly, NJ Andy lives in New Jersey with his wife, Doretta, and sons, Robert and Patrick, and serves as Senior Vice President of advertising for The New York Times, and publisher of The New York Times Magazine. He leads all advertising activity in U.S. markets, including overseeing The Times’s offices in Miami, Atlanta, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Detroit. He holds a BA in communication from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.
1991 Domingo Benavides Domingo shared he had dinner with Javier Recio ‘91 and Dario Benavides ‘93 in Cancún, Mexico after 27 years apart. He notes, “We have been friends for life!” Howie Dunne Howie is often on campus visiting his son, Logan ‘19, and attended this spring’s musical, Beauty and the Beast, in May. He notes, “Man I love Proctor, and when I was on campus, I had to make a purchase at the Proctor Store!” 1992 Drew Donaldson Andover, NH Drew enters his 16th year at Proctor and currently serves as Dean of Students and Head Cycling coach. Drew, and his wife Kristy, welcomed baby girl Evie on June 19. Evie joins big brother, Owen, and their family dog Maggie. Stephen Rushmore, Jr. Cape Town, South Africa Stephen and his family are looking forward to relocating to Cape Town, South Africa for a year and experiencing life in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professionally, he continues to run a global hotel consulting company his father started and enjoys travelling the world. 1997 Peter Oppenheim Washington, DC Peter was nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education. He was previously working as the Education Policy Director and Counsel for the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He earned a B.A. from Colby College and a J.D. cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law.
Proctor’s 5,000+ alumni live around the globe, and while each alum’s experience was wholly unique, their shared experiences living and learning at Proctor created a lifelong connection to each other and to our school. A revitalized Proctor Academy Alumni Association (PAAA) seeks to connect alumni with each other through network receptions, a mentoring program, regional events, and increased attendance at Alumni Reunion each year. The PAAA also works to connect alumni with current students through engagement in Project Period, Senior Project, and guest visits in academic courses. Learn more about the dedicated alumni leaders who are helping lead Proctor’s Alumni Association forward into 2018 and beyond!
Walter Perry ’73
PAAA President I am a small business owner that provides management services to nonprofit organizations. Engagement around a mission creates a vibrant organization. We are going to continue creating a vibrant Proctor Academy Alumni Association by providing many opportunities for alumni engagement.
Ryan Bowse ’93
PAAA Vice President I am a father of two young boys, married to fellow PA alum Cassie Heaton Bowse ‘96 and we call San Francisco, CA home. In my professional life, I am the VP of Sales and Marketing for Ravenna Solutions, an educational technology software company. I am honored and ecstatic to be part of the Proctor Academy Alumni Association. While serving, it is my goal to help foster lasting relationships between alumni, the school and the larger community. Over the next several months I look forward to connecting with the larger alumni community and hearing their individual stories.
Marissa Ray ’08
PAAA Secretary I am a middle school Language teacher at the Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, along with a few other Proctor Alumni. I recently received my Masters in Special Education - Moderate Disabilities in August of 2016. I am so happy to give back to Proctor by being a part of the Proctor Academy Alumni Association. I hope to see the PAAA flourish into a strong Alumni Association which is eager to keep all the alumni fully connected.
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Class Notes 2001 Jordan Thompson Hogansburg, NY Jordan brought six students from the Akwesasne Reservation in New York to spend the night on Proctor’s campus last fall, where they shadowed classes and Jordan served as a guest artist for multiple art courses, presenting his artwork and sharing insights from his Proctor experience.
JV girls’ basketball, while serving as an advisor and the head dorm parent at a girls dorm. Chloe’s husband Tucker, who taught history and was the head boys’ lacrosse coach at Proctor through this past spring, will also be working at Pomfret as a social science teacher, advisor, dorm parent, hockey coach, and lacrosse coach.
2003 Joe Zeitler Castleton, VT Joe works as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Castleton State University and notes he is forever thankful to Proctor for the impact it had on his life. He notes, “Proctor is such a special place. This is a picture of my daughter, Avery Zeitler. She was 18 months old in the Proctor bib and will will turn 5 in November! I’m hoping to be a parent of a Proctor Academy graduate in the future!” 2004 Tucker Sargent Hogansburg, NY Tucker enters his 8th season as head coach of the University of Montana men’s lacrosse team. His team won the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League championship in 2017 and went to the MCLA (Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association) National Tournament in May.
Chloe Rochon Prudden Pomfret, CT Chloe was married at Jay Peak Resort (on top of the 4,000’ peak) in Jay, Vermont on July 8th, 2016. This fall she will begin working at Pomfret School, starting her 5th year as a Spanish instructor. She will be teaching Spanish 1 and 2, assistant coaching girls’ varsity soccer, and head coaching
and supports Teach For America Corps members across four counties in the northern region of the state. Haley had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Coco Loehr ‘07, Timbah Bell, and the rest of Mountain Classroom when they visited Clarksdale, MS last winter. She notes, “I am incredibly lucky to work everyday addressing social justice issues and in service to the meaningful goal of educational equity for all students.” Nick Green New York, NY Nick is living in NYC , specializing in sales for commercial flooring and also partnering with his college friends on their start-up Folded, www.foldedlaundry.com. Folded Laundry provides premier on-demand laundry & dry cleaning services in NYC.
Ty Morris Andover, NH Ty and his wife Samantha live in Andover. He is the proud dad of 15 month old daughter, Maybelle, and dog, Brady. He works as the dinner Chef/Supervisor for Dining Services at Proctor and has been instrumental in cultivating a wonderful dining experience for Proctor’s students, faculty, and staff. Merry Yasek Brooklyn, NY Merry lives in Brooklyn and works in NYC. She has been employed for six years at Theory and is currently the Director of Global Merchandise Planning. 2007 Haley Creed Horn Lake, MS After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, Haley joined Teach for America as a 2011 Massachusetts Corps Member where she taught second grade special education in Lawrence, MA at the Arlington Elementary School. While teaching, she earned a M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Boston University. She loved living with Lizzy Carty ‘06 and Emily (Summers) Bouchard ‘07 during this time in Boston, MA. Following two more years teaching in Lawrence, Haley moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 2015 and worked as a teacher before joining the Teach for America Mississippi regional staff in August 2016 as a development coach. She lives in Horn Lake, Mississippi
Chris Landers Newburyport, MA Chris recently moved to Newburyport, MA with his wife Hailey. Chris and Hailey were married Sept 24, 2016 at the Hildene Estate in Manchester, VT. Chris works for Lindt Chocolate Company and Hailey works for Audley Travel as a South Africa specialist.
Molly Weeden Pyne Portland, OR Molly and her husband, Devin ‘06, started dating at Proctor. Fast forward 13 years and four cities, and they are
now married and live with their dog, Khaleesi, in Portland, Oregon, and welcomed their daughter, Charlotte, on July 4, 2016. Molly notes, “For those who know us, being half Devin and half me, it’s only natural our kid, a full-blooded PA baby, would come and make her big firecracker entrance on the 4th of July!” 2008 Britt Plante Sheffield, MA Britt works at Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. She is the Assistant Director and Social Media Specialist for Admissions. She coaches Varsity Cross Country and Freestyle Skiing, and is an Advisor and Dorm Parent.
Studies at BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies this upcoming year. 2015 Kelsie Berry Andover, NH Kelsie recently returned from a gap year where she traveled and worked in New Zealand, during which she also took the opportunity to travel Australia, Vietnam, and Thailand. She is currently enrolled for the University of Vermont in the fall where she will be rooming with two other Proctor graduates and is excited for what is to come!
Philip Woodbury ’42 Bob White ’47 Dick Kraus ’50 Stan Bullard ’56 Dewitt Woods ’59
Charlie Stern Los Angeles, CA Charlie is currently living in Los Angeles where he just graduated from USC with his MFA in Acting. He is excited about beginning his professional acting and writing career, and continues to play hockey as much as he can!
Haley Gerber Milwaukee, WI Haley just finished her Masters in Education and moved to Milwaukee for her first job teaching middle school STEM. She is getting married at the end of September and misses Proctor!
While many of the alumni updates we receive are filled with exciting news highlighting the joyful moments in life, we also received news of the passing of the following members of the Proctor family. We recognize this list is likely incomplete, and appreciate your passing along any other deaths of which we should be aware.
Jim Carncross ’54
James Boyle ’61 Jim Gerou ’61 Lisle Gilbert ’62 Jeffrey Barnard ’73 Eric Johnson ’88 Alums Kelsey Allen ’15, Ben Spooner ’15, Stu Hull ’16, David Bamforth ’15 got together while home on spring break!
Betsy Adams ’90 Giles McGrath ’98
Peter Wade Kent, CT Peter graduated from Drew University in 2014 with a double major in History and French. After graduating from college, Peter began teaching at a catholic school in Everett, Massachusetts, as well as tutoring new English speakers in the Boston area. Now at Marvelwood School in Kent, CT, Peter teaches French, coaches volleyball and tennis, and is a dorm parent. At Proctor, Peter developed his love for international travel through study abroad programs in China and France. He is a dedicated skier and a photographer, as well as a certified pilot who routinely operates a small airplane out of the Danbury, CT Airport. 2013 Colby Rymes Boston, MA Colby just graduated from Boston University with a degree in Political Science and will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Latin American
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UPCOMING PROCTOR EVENTS Thursday | October 19th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament New London, NH
January | Date TBD Cocktail Reception Washington D.C.
Saturday | May 25th Commencement Andover, NH
Wednesday | October 25th Cocktail Reception in Chagrin Falls, OH hosted by Frank and Fran Porter P’90
February | Date TBD Cocktail Reception hosted by Paula and Harold Schwenk P’11 Naples, FL
Friday | June 1st – Sunday | June 3rd Alumni Reunion Weekend Andover, NH
Saturday | November 11th Proctor vs. Holderness Football Game & Alumni Gathering Holderness, NH Wednesday | November 22nd Alumni Holiday Gathering at The Flying Goose New London, NH Thursday | December 7th Holiday Gathering at Lake Sunapee Country Club New London, NH Tuesday | December 12th Alumni Toast the Holidays Event Boston, MA Thursday | December 14th Alumni Toast the Holidays Event Portsmouth, NH January | Date TBD Cocktail Reception New York City, NY
Saturday | February 10th Annual Proctor Ski Area Event Andover, NH Thursday | February 15th Cocktail Reception hosted by Andrew Abendshein ’01 Houston, TX Saturday | March 10 Ski Day & Apres Reception hosted by Mary and Ron Pressman P’12 Vail, CO Friday | May 4th - Saturday | May 5th Native American Connection Weekend Andover, NH Sunday | May 20th Alumni Games Andover, NH
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