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What is the Board of Trustees Mrs. Nonie B. Ramsay ’71 Chair Mrs. Kirsten Bedford ’56 Vice-Chair, Northern California Ms. Jennifer W. Budge ’71 Vice-Chair, Eastern United States

School Administration Sister Claire Barone Head of School John Aimé Assistant Head of School

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2013-14 Events Christmas Vacation Winter Break Alumnae Reunion Golf Tournament Father-Daughter Weekend Easter Vacation Upper School Commencement Kindergarten Graduation Grade 8 Graduation

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The Upper School is a college-preparatory high school for young women, with boarding and day students in grades 9–12. The Lower and Middle Schools are coeducational, with day students in PreK–grade 8. A summer camp for girls 8–14 years serves resident and day campers. n Santa Catalina School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Santa Catalina is a member of National Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, National Catholic Educational Association, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, California Association of Independent Schools, Secondary School Admission Test Board, and Online School for Girls. n Santa Catalina School admits students of any race, creed, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, and national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic, or other school-administered programs.


Contents 1 Message from Sister Claire 3 Sister Carlotta Distinguished Service Award 5 Trustee Retirements 7 Lower and Middle School Building Dedication 9 Lower and Middle School Homecoming 11 Lower and Middle School Community Life


15 Middle School Sports 17 Kindergarten Graduation 19 Eighth-Grade Graduation 23 Upper School Community Life

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28 Upper School Arts


35 Upper School Commencement

40 Faculty Retirement: Stan Dowson

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91 Annual Report

92 Letter from Nonie B. Ramsay ’71



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Message from Sister Claire on. All take their places among those who have made and continue to make Santa Catalina the institution that it is today. We are grateful to them all.

The crisp, fall weather, the annual turning back of clocks, and a very slight touch of rain all hold the promise of our familiar season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. This promise is clearly alive and well on our campus. Parents’ Weekend, Pumpkin Olympics in all their glory, the freshman Halloween Dinner and costume party, carved pumpkins alight on walkways, and trick-or-treating on campus—October has come and gone in a flash with November and December fast on its heels. Amidst rigorous study and active learning at all levels, Santa Catalina’s first TEDx event, ongoing community service in both Upper and Lower Schools, a sparkling production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and impressive results in athletics, hard work and great fun join hands on a happy, productive campus. Needless to say, we are proud. Certainly, pride surrounds the accomplishments of our students. Our students, though, have been privileged to learn from fine teachers. You will read in this Bulletin about our faculty, one the recipient of the Sister Carlotta Distinguished Service Award, others who are retiring or moving

This same gratitude and pride also accompany our continued movement into an exciting future. The Lower and Middle School faculty and students glory in their new “Multipurpose Building” which now provides a PreK-grade 5 library, assembly hall, teaching classrooms, a learning center, and rooms dedicated to music and the arts. The E. L. Wiegand Amphitheater, a special site for Compass activities, parent gatherings, student productions, and leadership presentations, beautifully completes this facility. Viewed in its entirety, this building has been described as “the heart of the Lower and Middle Schools.” Construction continues on further enlargement of Middle School classrooms and a new faculty room.

“You all continue to be a vital part of the life and community of Santa Catalina.” In the Upper School, planning meetings continue in anticipation of the new Math and Science Building. This is a significant collaborative effort involving the members of the math and science departments, trustees and administrators, our alumna architect, Pamela AndersonBrulé ’76, and her architectural team. We are anticipating a summer 2014 groundbreaking and look forward to a facility destined to enhance the teaching of mathematics and science. These are, indeed, exciting times. In the midst of all this activity and accomplishment and along with my colleagues, I have been busy as well. I thought it would be helpful

to mention once again my personal plans, announced in June to all who receive email communications from school. With the encouragement and assistance of the Board of Trustees, I began a temporary leave of absence in late October that will extend through February 2014. The leave is providing some personal respite and the time for me to recuperate after knee surgery in December. With the school’s Leadership Team firmly in place, the timing is optimal. During my leave, each level of school will continue to be managed by its current division head: Christy Pollacci in the Lower and Middle Schools and John Murphy in the Upper School. Members of the Leadership Team will continue in their respective and well-defined roles. I will return to my current role on March 1 and look forward to renewed visits with all of you. Finally, the season that is so quickly approaching is “familiar” because it is about family. As we pause to consider the family of the Nativity, our Santa Catalina family, and our personal families with all the others around us, let us be grateful for all that we have been given and mindful of our blessings that so many lack. You all continue to be a vital part of the life and community of Santa Catalina. We hope that you enjoy this Bulletin, share happily in the accomplishments you find here, and know how much we appreciate the parts you have played in what you see. Know that you and your families have my prayers and best wishes for the happiest and most blessed of Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. With my warm regards,

Sister Claire Head of School

Distinctly Innovative SISTER CARLOTTA distinguished service AWARD

The Sister Carlotta Distinguished Service Award is presented to a faculty or staff member whose teaching, either inside or outside the classroom during the past year, has epitomized the school’s mission and has enriched the hearts and minds of students at Santa Catalina School. The recipient is recognized for upholding Santa Catalina’s commitment to educating the whole person, consistent with the values manifested in Sister Carlotta’s vocation of teaching young people. The nominating committee and Board of Trustees Chair Nonie B. Ramsay ’71 accept nominations from faculty and staff and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees, who then select the recipient. The $10,000 honorarium that accompanies the award is made possible by the Sister Carlotta Endowment for Educational Excellence.

“His early use of the iPad in the teaching of mathematics has allowed him to creatively bring concepts alive visually.”

Ned Stork’s typical attire, including corduroys and a cleanly pressed checked button-down shirt, gives away his subject of expertise—one that involves parallel lines and grids. Stork began teaching math at Santa Catalina 12 years ago and has since become the Upper School math department chair and the coordinator of math instruction for grades 6 through 12. A son of two teachers, he didn’t set out to follow in his parents’ footsteps. After receiving a B.S. and an M.S. in engineering from Santa Clara University and University of

California at Berkeley, respectively, he worked for six years at two building design firms before deciding to earn a postgraduate teaching degree from the University of Cambridge. At the time, he and wife Joanna were living in London, where they had started a family. Stork had always loved math, architecture, and engineering and had begun to consider the profession of teaching. This new career path would allow him to spend more time with his growing family, so he began the 50-mile commute from London to Cambridge. When it came time for Stork to get a teaching job, he and Joanna decided to head back to California, where they had grown up. In 2001, Stork took the job at Santa Catalina, a place that shares his Catholic values and where his five children now attend school. Since then, he has taught the full spectrum of Upper School math courses, from Algebra I to AP Calculus, and has coached the Upper School tennis team. Most recently, he helped pilot an accelerated math program in the Middle School. “Ned is open to the thinking of others,” Head of School Sister Claire Barone said during the award presentation. “His ideas are not set in stone; consequently, he is open to change.”

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That’s where his engineering background comes in handy. Stork says that his personality is bent toward figuring things out, that new technology “doesn’t ever seem daunting.” He tries only to incorporate technologies that actually enhance the learning of mathematical concepts—and, even then, he introduces them gradually to students. “Ned is an innovator,” Sister Claire continued. “His early use of the iPad in the teaching of mathematics has allowed him to creatively bring concepts alive visually.” He often uses the Geometer’s Sketchpad software and iPad app to help students create visual representations


of geometry problems. With this dynamic technology, his students are better able to understand how the given constraints influence various parameters within a problem. “Another opportunity for technology is going to evolve through the collaboration between the math and science departments with the marine ecology program—gathering data in science classes and learning the tools that you will need to analyze the data in math courses,” Stork said. Currently, Stork is working on designing a statistics component for the Upper School math curriculum. He’s not sure yet if the math department will fold statistics into existing courses or create additional math courses, but the goal is to help students learn statistical tools that they can use to analyze and model real data in an academic setting. In regard to receiving the 2013 Sister Carlotta Award, Stork admitted that he was surprised, given the quality and work ethic of the teachers on campus: “To even be considered for this award is great. Really, the ultimate goal is not for my own achievement but to offer each day the most valuable 45 minutes [of class] that I can create for students learning math.”



Rick Kennifer’s service to Santa Catalina began the day he came to pick up his eldest daughter, Sarah, after her second admission visit to the campus. The family was considering various options for Sarah’s high school. Although she had visited numerous schools, the family had yet to make a decision. When Kennifer arrived, he found Sarah standing alongside the Admission Director and absolutely beaming. Upon seeing her father, Sarah exclaimed, “This is where I’m going!” And the rest is history.

“His commitment to various organizations and causes is deep and wide. His roles as a parent and a Trustee are exemplary.” That history includes two more Kennifer daughters, Katherine ’05 and Devan ’08, who followed Sarah ’02 to Santa Catalina as day students. The three girls made their marks as scholars and as outstanding members of the water polo team. Sarah and Devan went on to Harvard, and Katherine to Notre Dame. All three played water polo throughout college. When Kennifer was asked to join the Board of Trustees in 2004, he and his wife, Martha, had already served the school generously in many ways. Dedicated volunteers and all-around supporters of the school, Kennifer and Martha were members of the

CAIS/WASC accreditation review committee and the Parent Fund Committee. Always on hand to welcome new parents into our school community at the Parents’ Welcome Reception, they also lovingly invited all of their daughters’ Santa Catalina friends to their home. Recognizing that water polo was the fastest growing sport in the country, Kennifer joined forces with fellow parent and water polo booster Julie Brandon Sigourney ’72 to advocate for a water polo team. Working with Sister Claire and Coach Jim Morton, they swiftly established a water polo program that continues to be one of the jewels of the school’s athletic program—in large part owing to Kennifer’s commitment to the effort.

While on the Board, Kennifer chaired the Building and Grounds Committee, participated on the Upper School Education Committee, chaired the Facilities Oversight Committee, and provided consultation on matters of real estate and law. Community service has always been a focus for Kennifer, who has volunteered for other worthy causes in the area. His commitment to various organizations and causes is deep and wide. His roles as a parent and a Trustee are exemplary. Throughout his service to the school, Kennifer has remained impressed by the stability of Santa Catalina’s leadership. “The fact that Sister Claire has built a team that will carry on long after her eventual retirement is key for the future of the school,” he says. “In the face of inevitable change, the school hasn’t lost any of its character. Catalina has moved ahead with the times and has remained rooted in its rich traditions, without losing anything.” Of his service to the school, Kennifer comments: “It has been an honor to have served as a Trustee for the past 10 years. What my family received through our experience, we could never pay back. I will return often, and I will always carry Santa Catalina in my heart.”



Walter Hussman and his wife, Robena (Ben), had little familiarity with schools in the Monterey area when they first visited Carmel Valley from their home in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1977. However, Walter remembers clearly how they first heard about Santa Catalina. “As our twin daughters, Olivia and Eliza ’05, approached high school age, we considered educational options from coast to coast. Friends expressed what a great experience their daughter had at Catalina. When I met former trustee George Rathman, he, too, encouraged us to consider the school.” After the girls talked with Rathman’s daughter, Julie Rathman Fenton ’99, they were eager to apply to the school. After a memorable visit to the Catalina campus, the family was impressed with many aspects of the school. “The tour at Catalina, was the best of any of the eight schools we were considering” recalls Hussman. “Also, I was pleased to learn that Catalina held Sunday services and offered religious instruction. One cannot be well educated without knowing about religion, philosophy, history, and spirituality.” Olivia and Eliza enrolled and loved the experience of an all-girls education. After graduating, the girls studied at the University of North Carolina. Olivia shares her parents’ dedication to education and is currently teaching at the eSTEM Charter School in Little Rock. Eliza earned a master’s degree in mass communication and is following in her father’s footsteps with a career in newspaper publishing. Hussman was actively engaged as a resident parent when Peter Folger, then Board Chair, asked

Hussman to join the Board in 2003. “It was no surprise that Walter came to the attention of the Trustee Committee,” Folger says. “His experience in dealing with all forms of educational issues, in both public and private sectors, brought a unique perspective to our deliberations.” He adds: “Walter’s quiet, reflective manner, his sound judgment, and his passion for Santa Catalina have been wonderful. The school has benefited greatly from Walter’s presence on our Board.” In addition to being a thirdgeneration, award-winning publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Hussman is active in advancing education. He served as chair of The Anthony School, overseeing its transition to a nonprofit and helping create a fundraising structure for the school. He also served on the steering committee for a $1.8 billion fund drive for the University of North Carolina and is active in public education reform in Little Rock. As a Santa Catalina Trustee, Hussman served on the Development, Finance, and Investment Committees. “The Board is outstanding,” Hussman says. “Board members have varied backgrounds and expertise, and the manner in which the meetings are run is superb. I have served on a number of boards, and I cannot think of one that is better.”

“Walter’s quiet, reflective manner, his sound judgment, and his passion for Santa Catalina have been wonderful. The school has benefited greatly from Walter’s presence on our Board.”

Hussman is dedicated to Santa Catalina for many reasons—in particular, for the school’s emphasis on educating the individual. “Placing an emphasis on the individual in the classroom, in athletics, in cocurricular activities, and in discipline situations is refreshing.” Although his time on the Board has ended, Hussman’s belief in what Catalina stands for is steadfast. “Santa Catalina’s mission is to teach morals, values, standards, and ethics, which makes it unique in its approach to secondary education today. I am very proud of my association with such a fine school.”

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Spanish tiles are a hallmark of the Santa Catalina campus, and recently, one piece of terra–cotta in particular has taken on a special significance. During the June 2012 groundbreaking event, a ceremonial tile was removed from the roof of the former Lower and Middle School multipurpose room. Then, during the September 2013 dedication ceremony, that same tile was placed onto the roof of the new Lower and Middle School Building. The reuse of old tiles was not only environmentally responsible and cost-effective but also allowed the school to incorporate historical elements into its plans for the future. Talks of upgrading the Lower and Middle School facilities began in November 2007, when then-trustee Fred Bates presented his vision to the Board of Trustees. Nearly six years later, the dedication

of the new building and E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre could not have been sweeter. The sky was blue and the sunshine bright. The air was just warm enough to cause a few of the decorative balloons to spontaneously pop, which, of course, evoked laughter from the students. As guests filled the outdoor amphitheatre, the Santa Catalina String Ensemble performed beautiful music, and the students in PreK through grade 8 later sang an adaptation of “Do-Re-Mi.” “We didn’t recognize it then, but this is what Santa Catalina did for us: It nurtured our enthusiasm for learning and exploration,” said Michael Bruno ’82 LS, Board of Trustees member. “It gave us confidence to try new things and push ourselves: read more books, play an instrument, learn what goes

on inside a jet engine, understand why these balloons keep popping and what could have been done to prevent it. This is what will happen in this building, on this stage, and from those seats.” The ceremony also included remarks from the Most Reverend Richard Garcia, Bishop of Monterey; Sister Claire Barone, Head of School; Christy Pollacci, Head of Lower and Middle Schools; and students Hayden Williams, grade 4, and Cate Liner, grade 7. Each speaker shared impressions of the new facilities and gave thanks for those who helped make them possible. “Every detail was carefully thought through—the library surrounded by trees, the clock tower, the skylit hallway, and the reach-for-the-stars

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The student speakers brought a fresh, candid voice to the program. Hearing their thoughts on the new classrooms was invaluable—especially because the architects planned these learning spaces with the children in mind. “Last spring, when we heard that the Middle School would be remodeled, I thought to myself: ‘They’ll probably paint, and we might get new carpet,’” Liner said. “What a wonderful surprise to come back to brand new classrooms!” Williams said he and his classmates love the clock face and how it appears on two sides of the clock tower and are enjoying the new library, which really does have a tree house feel. “Everyone is talking about how awesome the new building is,” Williams said. “One person said it is ‘super-duper awesomely awesome!’” Before the close of the ceremony, Bishop Garcia blessed the new building, those in attendance, and each of the new rooms. Sister Claire cut the yellow and blue ribbons that outlined the amphitheatre stage.

As the ribbons fluttered to the floor, the bronze-cast Compass logo shone prominently—a fitting centerpiece for the school-wide activities that would take place on that very stage in years to come.

“ This building is so much more than a multipurpose building. … It is the heart of the Lower

light fixtures,” Pollacci said. “This building is so much more than a multipurpose building. … It is the heart of the Lower and Middle Schools.”


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“As great as this building and amphitheatre are, what makes them special is the promise that while the buildings might change …, Santa Catalina will still do what it does best—encourage young people to reach their potential, make friends, and challenge themselves to be better students, athletes, artists, citizens, and contributors to society,” Bruno said. A graduate of the Lower and Middle Schools, Bruno took great pride in securing that single red tile onto the roof above the E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre. Though he didn’t attend school in these new classrooms, he most likely walked under the same roof as today’s students.

Santa Catalina would like to thank the following people for their important roles in making the new Lower and Middle School facilities a reality: former trustee Fred Bates, father of Tedra Bates Granstaff ’03, ’99 LS and Samantha Bates ’08,’04 LS; Sister Claire, Head of School; architect Richard Rhodes, husband of Sally Smith Rhodes ’57; builder Mike Avila, father of Kathryn Avila ’11; and Richard Patterson, Assistant Head of School for Advancement and father of Lily ’14, ’10 LS and Emma ’17, ’13 LS.


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The come-and-go schedule of activities included a barbecue lunch, alumni speakers, a campus tour, Mass in the Rosary Chapel, and an evening reception in the Alumnae Anniversary Garden. “We are beyond excited and deeply grateful for this new space, and it seems fitting that the E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre is in use for the first time today in honor of you, our wonderful Lower School graduates,” said Christy Pollacci, Head of Lower and Middle Schools, during her address.

When Lower School religion teacher Ibi Janko Murphy ’83, ’79 LS took the podium, she shared her vivid impressions of Santa Catalina as a first grader. Murphy spoke of a candlelight dinner her mother and father held for her and sister Julia Janko Wong ’82, ’78 LS the night before their first day at Catalina.

The come-and-go schedule of activities included a barbecue lunch, alumni speakers, a campus tour, Mass in the Rosary Chapel, and an evening reception in the Alumnae Anniversary Garden. “With that gesture, my parents were communicating that this was the


So far, the year 2013 holds many milestones for the Lower and Middle Schools. In August, the school completed its first significant construction project since 2002. To celebrate, Santa Catalina opened the Multipurpose Building and E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre to more than 100 Lower and Middle School alumni during its inaugural Homecoming event.


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beginning of something very special, very exciting, and even very sacred,” said Murphy, who is now a Santa Catalina parent and teacher. “And what I didn’t realize then but do now is that it was the beginning of a long relationship with our family because that’s what Santa Catalina does. It commits itself to nurturing and educating the whole child, and … it embraces the whole family.” Murphy also reminisced about special moments, such as the time she helped untangle classmate Kysa Connett’s hair before her dad returned home from a military post and the time Sister Debra rescued the class hamsters from the toilet bowl with a net. New alumni Benjamin Nikssarian ’12 LS and Loleï Brenot ’17, ’13 LS also participated in the program. Nikssarian shared an updated version of his eighth-grade graduation speech, and Brenot offered a prayer that she had recited at her graduation in May. During the Homecoming event,

alumni toured the Multipurpose Building and renovated Middle School classrooms. A kickball tournament was next on the agenda. Unfortunately, not everyone remembered to bring comfortable shoes, but in typical Catalina Cougar fashion, everyone rallied. Some younger alumni took advantage of free time in the gym with Paul Elliott, Director of Athletics. Others powwowed in Middle School teacher Jane Gallegos’s classroom to chronicle years past. Longtime current and former faculty members—including Susan Kendall, Michele Morton, Kathleen Ryan, Connie St. Amour, Martha Johnsen, and Donna Bua— were in attendance and helped revive memories of various decades in the Lower School. “There was more socializing going on than kickball playing,” Coach Elliott said. Terrence Gargiulo ’82 LS, parent of fifth grader Gabriel and second grader Sophie, cantered the afternoon Mass, and former piano teacher Sunzah Park performed. Other alumni and former faculty also participated in the service. During the evening reception, many graduates visited with Sister Jean Gilhulyin the Alumnae Anniversary Garden, which is near her home in the Hacienda. If it weren’t for Sister Jean, Santa Catalina would have no PreK or Kindergarten classes, and there would be no boys at the school. Director of Alumni Relations Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83, ’79 LS was the driving force behind the Homecoming event. A two-time Catalina alumna, she is also the mother of Oliver ’12 LS and seventh grader Maximilian, and she is the sister of Ingrid Mueller Angier ’87, ’83 LS. After working in New York City for nearly 20 years, Burke became a Santa Catalina staff member in July 2011. “Since returning, I find that nearly everywhere I go I meet people who have a Catalina connection,” Burke said. “Just mentioning Catalina

seems to create goodwill and the sharing of stories.” The school plans to host regular alumni events in the future. Creating more opportunities for Lower and Middle School graduates to visit the campus and become more involved in student life is a priority for Santa Catalina.



Lower & Middle School Community Gardening for a Cause

On May 9, the grade 2 students spent the morning in the school garden, rotating through three hands-on learning activities. In one area of the garden, Upper School science teacher Liese Murphree helped the students harvest the lettuce, chard, and carrots that they had planted earlier in the year. In another area of the garden, Grade 2 teacher Katie Schipper helped the students clean and prepare fresh snacks for recess: green peppers, beets, strawberries, peas, broccoli, and more. Students also learned about cilantro, fennel, and mint and discussed how cooks incorporate these ingredients into healthful meals. At the third station, Upper School teacher Masha Serttunc, who had volunteered to help, showed the students how to examine food labels and led an art activity about making good food choices. Serttunc talked about the main food groups—vegetables, fruits, protein, grains, and dairy—and had the children draw a balanced meal on paper plates. The key takeaway was that the largest portion on their plates should be vegetables. After all the gardening fun, the students and teachers gathered the harvest into baskets. Later that day, Schipper donated the lettuce, chard, and carrots to Dorothy’s Kitchen and the carrot tops to the SPCA for Monterey County. Not only did the second graders learn about how food grows and what makes a healthful meal, but they also took part in sharing this gift of health with others in the community.

Prize-Winning Debut On April 20, two Santa Catalina Middle School teams competed in the 13th Annual Monterey Bay Regional ROV Contest for the first time. After months of practicing with coaches Kurt Yeager, Carol Evans, and Pam Gon, our seven participants learned how to build and operate an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in preparation for the competition. Forty-three teams participated in the event’s Scout class, of which 32 were in the Rookie division and 11 in the Veteran division. The Pod Squad team of Mia Bennett, Simone Brown, AG Camara, and Kia Shoemaker competed in the Rookie division, and the Narwhals team of Ariana Fadel, Sara Ning, and Kathryn Yeager competed in the Veteran division. We are proud to announce that our teams won the following awards: Pod Squad (Rookie Division) Third place, Mission No. 1 Third place, Design and Innovation

Narwhals (Veteran Division) First Place, Mission No. 1

“Each girl made her own significant contribution to her team’s success,” Yeager said. All of the girls “earned their places on the podium through their commitment, hard work, individual strengths, and teamwork.”

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Pioneering a New School Tradition On March 26, metal lunch pails, bandannas, and stacks of schoolbooks lined the hallway outside the grade 4 classroom. A cardboard outhouse, complete with a moon-and-star cutout, stood nearby. To a casual observer, the scene might have resembled a set from a Little House on the Prairie remake. These turn-of-the-century accessories weren’t just for fun and games, though the children definitely enjoyed them. They were part of Santa Catalina’s first Little Red Schoolhouse Day, which brought history to life for the fourth graders. “The idea for Little Red Schoolhouse Day came when I was searching for ways to showcase the fourth grade and the great things we do with our students,” teacher explained Michele Morton. “Every year, we visit La Gloria School, a oneroom schoolhouse in King City, to get a feel for how school was conducted in the pioneer days. It is a way to help a 10-year-old understand history better.” Little Red Schoolhouse Day tied in with the fourth graders’ yearlong study of California history. By the time the students celebrated the event, they had already learned about the explorers and settlers who came to California during the Gold Rush. In class that day, students experienced social norms and school rules that would have been popular at the time. The girls sat on one side of the room and the boys on the other. Mrs. Morton called on them individually to stand and read aloud from two different levels of McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers from the 1830s. While reading from the old textbooks, the students encountered less commonly used words such as menagerie. In addition to the reading activity, the children performed math exercises typical to a one-room schoolhouse curriculum. Our fourth graders went through a series of math problems on the “chalkboard” that could have been used by a first or second grader practicing addition or subtraction, a third grader practicing multiplication, and a fourth grader practicing division. At lunchtime, the students carried their own lunch pails of food to the tables and enjoyed a picnic outside. During recess, they embraced old-fashioned games such as jacks, Graces, hopscotch, and jackstraws. One of the highlights of Little Red Schoolhouse Day was the afternoon square dancing finale in the gym. For weeks leading up to the event, Director of Athletics Paul Elliott and Grade 4 assistant Brenda Bhaskar taught the fourth graders to square dance during several P.E. classes. The initial practices were shaky. After a month or so, though, the fourth graders had perfected their do-si-dos and promenades. After a day of rote learning and dancing, the students enjoyed cooling off at the watering hole (a.k.a. the Catalina swimming pool). All in all, save major pioneer hardships, this new tradition brought history to life for our 21st-century natives. “Little Red Schoolhouse Day is a prime example of why Santa Catalina is so extraordinary,” Bhaskar declared. “We had two visitors walking through our classroom today, and I was so proud to be a part of a fourth grade that expands its curriculum to experience history and other subjects in such hands-on ways.”



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App Building Made Simple During spring break, Pacific Grove resident David Book and his family toured the West Coast in a Volkswagen bus. Along the way, his vehicle’s speedometer broke. Luckily for them, Book builds mobile apps for a living. So what did he do? He made his own speedometer and installed it on his smartphone for the duration of the trip. Talk about resourceful! As a self-admitted “nerdy” problem solver, Book thrives in these kinds of situations. But there’s nothing nerdy about what he does. In 2009, he developed Buzztouch, an open source app-building software that powers thousands of iOS and Android applications. According to the product’s website, Buzztouch has enlisted more than 200,000 members since its launch. With his casual, enthusiastic style, Book visited the sixth graders during their technology class on April 10 and 11. He explained the basics of coding without overwhelming the students; he simply wanted them to understand the big picture of coding. “You don’t even need to be able to code,” Book said. “You just have to be willing to try.” Book explained that each mobile app is made up of a series of files and folders that do something when packaged together. He also discussed Xcode, a set of software tools used for developing apps for Apple devices, describing how Xcode compiles all of the source code files into one binary file. Once the app is packaged, it can then be transferred easily to a mobile device or sent to the Apple App Store for approval. As an example, he demonstrated a tip calculator that he had created through Buzztouch. In Xcode, he opened various source code files and showed the students how slight

revisions to the code would affect the functionality or design of the app. “Most people are scared of the coding, but that is actually the easiest part,” Book said. As Book explained, although it can be tricky to come up with an app idea, designing a good user experience, or UX, is usually the hardest part. Making an app that solves a particular problem (e.g., how to calculate tips at different rates) may be achievable, but developing an app that is attractive and user-friendly is what makes the difference. He ended the session by encouraging students to do some paper programming exercises that involved storyboarding mobile app ideas on index cards. Most smartphones are about the size of a small index card, so this type of exercise makes designing easier for budding programmers.

Grade 1 “Little Flowers” Visit Carmelite Nuns Students in grade 1 visited the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel twice during the 2012–13 school year. The relationship between the Lower School and the “Nuns by the Sea,” as the nuns are known, began three years ago when religion teacher Ibi Janko Murphy ’83 contacted the monastery about a possible field trip. Connecting the students to the nuns seemed serendipitous to Murphy. After all, the grade 1 classroom is named “The Little Flower,” which is the nickname of the monastery’s patron saint, St. Therese of Lisieux. Together with teacher Zoë Sippel, Murphy began teaching the first graders about this saint and others. “St. Therese was all about the little way to holiness, taking small steps to get closer to God and emphasizing that everything we do matters only if we are present,” Murphy said. Before the trips, Murphy and Sippel taught the children the history of the Carmelite order and about the nuns’ cloistered life of contemplative prayer. Being able to visit was an honor, especially because the nuns rarely have guests. The students brought the nuns homemade cards, which they delivered through the iron trellis in the visiting room. The children’s questions for the nuns were quite practical: Do you get lonely? Do you ever get a haircut? What’s it like in heaven? “I loved the trips to see the nuns,” one first grader said. “They are kind and sweet and loving.” As an act of service, the class helped tend the monastery’s garden and offered to pray for the nuns. During the most recent visit, volunteer gardener Justin Marshall, who attended Santa Catalina Lower School, created a private garden area for the children and gave each of them a small succulent to take home.

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Middle Schoolers Receive 2013 Scholastic Art Honors Congratulations to the 22 Middle School students whose 28 works were recognized by the California Region of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. An exhibition of the Gold and Silver Key regional winners was held in February at the University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery. This year, we have winners in the categories of architecture, comic art, digital art, film and animation, video game design, photography, and sculpture. This is a remarkable achievement for these young artists, whose work was selected by a panel of artists, art educators, and other art professionals as the best work submitted by teenagers throughout California (excluding Los Angeles County, which is its own region). Gold Keys are awarded for the highest level of achievement on the regional level and are included in the national competition. Silver Keys are awarded for works worthy of recognition. Honorable Mentions are awarded to works demonstrating artistic potential. Special congratulations to Gianna Nale, who was also awarded a national silver medal in digital art. Her image “Where Are the People” was selected as a “work demonstrating high honors on the national level.” Gold Keys Anna Hunt, “I Get Around” (photography); Cade Laranang, “Robots” (digital art); Gianna Nale, “Where Are the People” (digital art) and “Though I’m Older I Still Dream” (digital art); Emma Patterson, “Moonshine Flags” (digital art); Talia Varjian, “The Hat” (photography) Silver Keys Faith Camara, “A Different Perspective” (digital art); Sarow Chung, Extreme Football (video game design); Samantha Do, “Busy Brother” (digital art); Nicolle Hoonsbeen, “Unmasked” (photography); Alexander Johnson, “At the Sign” (digital art) and “Depression” (digital art); Tessa Knight, “Pops and Little Johnny” (sculpture); Cade Laranang, “Squid” and “Lobster” (digital art); Emma Patterson, “Colors” (digital art); Juliana Tarallo, “Fly” (photography); Rennie Lembo, “Picture Frames” (comic art) Honorable Mentions Kristen Bown, “Stairway to Heaven” (photography); Faith Camara, “Dark Barn” (photography); Audrey Dost, “Elevator Museum” (architecture); Ariana Fadel, “Lonely” (digital art); Tessa Knight, “Sophie” (digital art); Keely Laughlin, “Black and White Still Paint” (photography); Jessica Oh and Nancy Wang, “Fun Food Fruits” (film and animation); McKenna Petersen, “Scattered Mind” (digital art); Hannah Ray, “Trying To Hide” (digital art) and “From Bridge To Sky” (photography)

In the Name of Science The 2013 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair was held at California State University, Monterey Bay March 8–10. Open to students in grades 6–12, the fair provides an opportunity for young scientists to pursue in-depth scientific research and present their findings to professional scientists who serve as volunteer judges. Prizes were awarded in 22 Junior Division (grades 6–8) categories, and we are proud to announce that 17 Santa Catalina grade 8 students won 27 awards in 11 categories. Most first-place winners were eligible to participate in the California State Science Fair in April. Congratulations to our winners: Audrey Bennett, materials science: second place; Loleï Brenot, cognitive science: first place and a Broadcom Masters Award; Faith Camara, chemistry: third place; Sophia D’Amelio, chemistry: first place, a Broadcom Masters Award, and a Northern California Institute of Food Technologists Award; Leigh Fahrion, aerodynamics/hydrodynamics: second place, the Faraday Award, and a U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps Award; Brody Flagg, electronics and electromagnetics: second place; Nicolle Hoonsbeen, cognitive science: first place and a Broadcom Masters Award; Anna Hunt, chemistry: third place; Alex Johnson, pharmacology/toxicology: third place; Rennie Lembo, physics and astronomy: first place and a Broadcom Masters Award; Jessica Oh, microbiology: third place; Grace Pryor, materials science: second place; Sophia Quevedo, zoology: third place; Nick Schanzer, product science—biological: first place, a Broadcom Masters Award, and a Northern California Institute of Food Technologists Award; Jane Shim, microbiology: third place; Ben Stork, pharmacology/toxicology: third place; Rhys Wisner, behaviorial and social sciences: first place and a Broadcom Masters Award


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Track & Field The 30-member track and field team had a great season, with coaches Margaret Scattini and Francisco Cornejo. Led by Brody Flagg, Tio Turrini-Smith, and Dalan Laughlin, the team won a total of 21 ribbons at the championship meet. They came home with four firstplace ribbons, 10 second-place ribbons, three third-place ribbons, and four fourth-place ribbons. Commenting on the season, Cornejo said: “I love to see the students improve from one meet to the next. Having these young athletes set personal goals along the way to track their improvement was exciting.�

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Golf The golf team compiled a 4–5 record this spring in league play. Anchoring the seven-member team, eighth grader Nick Schanzer played a solid season, along with seventh grader Max House. “Nick and Max [made] each other better when playing together this year, said Coach Mark House. “This year, I saw a lot of improvement on our team and in the league. Seventh grader Walker Jones was one of the most improved players in the entire league.”

Tennis The 23 student-athletes on the tennis team competed in the Mission Trail Junior Athletic League (MTJAL) and exhibited a competitive nature throughout the season. Strong play from Ben Stork, David Sanchez, and Annabel Stork led the team, though all 23 players competed and contributed to the team’s overall success. “Our team focus was on competing with integrity and good sportsmanship, and I feel we did that consistently all year,” said Coach Bill Scott. “We have 17 possible returning players, so we should have a great core for next year.”



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Kindergarten Graduation Graduation Address Sister Claire Barone, Head of School (Excerpts from original speech)

Welcome to the parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends of this wonderful class of kindergarten students. Today we celebrate the transition from kindergarten to first grade. I thank the parents who have entrusted our school with their most treasured possession. We embrace your role as coeducators; we value this relationship and hold dear the trust you place in us. We thank you for upholding our values, for volunteering generously and graciously, and for honoring our teachers. I thank our teachers, who extend themselves energetically and tirelessly, day after day. They further what the families begin at home—a love of learning, the beginning of character formation, the building of personal and interpersonal skills, and the development of a faith life.

Thank you, Susan, Kathy, and Lydia, for providing a wonderful foundation to formal education during the children’s PreKindergarten year. Thank you, Heather and Heidi, for the truly wonderful and supportive learning environment you create in the kindergarten classroom. Thank you, Claudia, for the after-hours care you provide the children. And, of course, a very special thank-you to Christy, whose leadership of the Lower School and love of children is exceptional. It is a tradition at the kindergarten graduation to characterize the class through the eyes of their teachers. But I would like to start by talking about some “firsts” with this kindergarten class. This was the first year that kindergartners used iPads in both literacy and math centers. This year’s kindergarten class raised the most money for Carnival; they are such budding entrepreneurs! This year also marks the first time that a dance class was offered to the after-school group. It was the first performance of dance the children have ever done for parents. Finally, this was the first time ever for “electric toy day.” Mrs. Pollacci gave special permission because the jar of globs was full. As many of you know, all good deeds are noticed in the classroom, and good deeds earn globs. When the class has a full jar of globs, the children get to vote on a reward. I think this was the first year that the children were allowed to bring electric toys to school as a reward. These kindergartners love animals, and one of their significant purchases this year was a guinea pig (named Rollo) from the SPCA. The children love to hold her and pet her and take good care of her. One of the best field trips was to Wild Things in Salinas. And one of the children’s favorite moments was letting the butterflies go after watching them grow from caterpillars into cocoons and finally into beautiful butterflies. They witnessed a whole cycle of life.

The kindergarten class enjoyed learning how to swim and skateboard. These active children love to play. At choice time, many of them choose to play Kid Pix, a computer program that allows them to create pictures by drawing, coloring, painting, moving shapes, and repeating patterns. It’s a creative activity. Fortunately, the computer has not replaced their desire to color on paper. The children can play on the computer, but they also like to build things with construction toys, Legos, Zoobs, and wooden blocks. These children are young scholars. They learned to tell time and made progress in math. They learned the difference between fiction and nonfiction, and they prefer nonfiction. They enjoy their classes so much that they often play school when they have the opportunity. Most important, the children have learned life lessons, and that’s what our school is all about. They’ve learned to be patient and to wait their turn; sometimes they are first in line, and sometimes they are last. They have learned many important values: sharing their gifts and belongings, caring for one another, complimenting one another, and appreciating people who might be a little bit different from them. This year the favorite read-aloud book was My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. From this book, the children learned the wisdom of preparing for a long journey. When you are five or six, life seems like a long journey. It’s good to have friends help you through difficult times. These kindergartners just received their first diplomas. There’s a saying at Santa Catalina that “the beginning is everything.” We hope that these children will continue to learn and grow by

leaps and bounds in Compass, in their classes, and on the playground, and we hope they will be wonderful Cougars. May God bless each one of them, their parents, and their friends.

a year of fun with PreK and Kindergarten

A Year of Fun with PreK and Kindergarten


Travel a New Path

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Eighth-Grade Graduation our kindness reflected back to us. Lastly, my classmates are optimistic. We believe that with determination and the right skill anything can happen. When faced with a seemingly impossible task, we ask: Impossible, or hasn’t been tried? We believe that determination, kindness, and optimism can shape the world.

Student Speech Emma Patterson (Excerpts from original speech)

This year, I had the pleasure of working on the yearbook committee. Typically, all of the eighth graders contribute meaningful quotes to the yearbook and describe their aspirations. As I read the contributions, I realized how unique we all are. I was amazed at the different goals we want to accomplish. As I reflect on these hopes and dreams, I have come to believe that we have a real opportunity to accomplish them. When I look at my classmates, I see determination, kindness, and optimism. Because of our determination, we can all accomplish our goals. When asked a difficult question, we push ourselves until we find the answer. We know that answers are not always given; some must be found. Our kindness toward others can open many doors. We know that kindness is a key to trust, which is essential to good relationships. When we are kind, people see us as deserving respect; in turn, we see

We graduates have dreams of becoming doctors, lawyers, writers, architects, performers, and much more. Our aspirations prove that we have the character traits to make our dreams a reality. Those who aspire to be doctors are steady and clear-minded. Those who want to become lawyers are good at noticing details that could change a scenario completely. Those who wish to become performers and writers are creative and adventurous. We have developed these traits throughout our years here at Catalina. No matter where life leads us, the bond among classmates will remain. We remind each other of our triumphs and joy, even when our confidence wavers. When we were in class together, we shaped ideas as a group; we solved problems together and taught each other. We have different strengths and weaknesses, and we have helped each other develop talents and find passion. Graduates, as you follow your path through life, I hope you follow your dreams. I pray that you find happiness wherever you go. Choose your own destiny, because this is your life. Find happiness in your small piece of forever. Thank you for making the past 10 years of my Catalina career truly unforgettable. I wish for you the best life you could possibly have.


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Graduation Address Dr. Taylor Fithian

(Excerpts from original speech)

If I were in your place, I would be asking myself, “Why is this old guy giving our commencement address instead of one of our heroes?” Some time ago, I asked Mrs. Pollacci to have you describe your heroes. Here is a sampling of your responses:

Taylor Fithian, doctor, trustee, and parent, addressed the Middle School’s 2013 graduating grade 8 class. For more than 41 years, Dr. Taylor Fithian has specialized in emergency medicine and psychiatry. After training at Stanford University, he established a medical practice in Monterey County and has served on the staffs of Natividad Medical Center and the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He is a clinical associate professor and a member of the advisory council at West Virginia University School of Medicine and a member of the advisory council for the College of Arts and Science at the University of Oregon. As president and medical director of California Forensic Medical Group, Dr. Fithian oversees a company that provides yearly health care to more than 250,000 incarcerated individuals in 27 counties throughout California. Dr. Fithian is a current member of the Santa Catalina Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Margie, became affiliated with the Catalina community in 1996, when their daughter Allison ’11 started in PreK. Their younger daughter, Madeline, will graduate from the Upper School in 2014. Dr. Fithian has had the privilege of attending eight Daddy Dinners during his time at Santa Catalina.

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My parents are my heroes because they want a better life for me than they had as children. My grandpa always made the best of everything, even when he was an orphan on the streets in China and had nothing. My dad, who has a hard job, comes home with a smile every day. He has raised two kids by himself for the past six years. I’m my own hero. I don’t need saving. I am strong, capable. I make mistakes, but I learn from them. Jesus is my hero because He is our savior. My sister has always been my hero—not in a flashing-cape, save-the-world sense, but more as a silent hero. My grandma fought cancer and never gave up. Martin Luther King Jr. is my hero because he did something that others were afraid to do.

It is clear from the descriptions of your heroes that you are aware of something important: Attending Santa Catalina is not something that you accomplished alone. You are all privileged, and I’m sure you know that. What you might not know is that 56 million primary students worldwide do not attend school; nor do 71 million adolescents. About 800 million people cannot read or write. You have taken advantage of an opportunity to get an education. That’s why you are here today and why we are all so proud of you. It isn’t just any education, by the way, but an education at Santa Catalina, where you have been taught to embrace a mission of Excellence, Spirituality, Responsibility, and Service.

Those of you who have completed eighth grade will now find yourself on a new journey in your lives. In the fall of this year, you will begin high school. Some of you will continue here at Catalina. Others will attend neighboring schools, and some will go to schools far away.

“You have taken advantage of an opportunity to get an education.” What we also know is that from this point on, the process of “letting go” will accelerate. The control and oversight we have had of you will be challenged—and rightly so. With that letting go, you will have to take more responsibility for your mistakes. You have all made mistakes, and you will continue to do so; the difference now is that the mistakes you make from this point on can have an enormous impact on your lives and the lives of those who love you. We all hope and pray that the mistakes you make will not be critical or catastrophic and that you can learn from those mistakes and move on. To help you deal with your mistakes, keep your heroes by your side as much as possible—physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Your heroes will continue to soften the falls you experience and will help heal the bruises that accompany those mistakes. Be humble and respectful in all that you do. On behalf of your heroes, family, friends, and the Santa Catalina community (especially Sister Claire, Mrs. Pollacci, and Nonie Ramsay), I wish you continued love, joy, and laughter. Repeat this prayer to remember the mission of Santa Catalina: I am about Excellence; I am about Spirituality; I am about Responsiblilty; I am about Service.

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soared. Now I am over six feet tall, wear size 12 shoes, and shave a few times a week. Although I have changed a lot on the outside, I have changed much more on the inside. Santa Catalina has been my compass, guiding me on a successful path through middle school.

“The teachers greet us with smiles when we pass them in the hallway, which makes me feel appreciated.”

Student Speech Nick Schanzer

(Excerpts from original speech)

When I began here as a student in sixth grade, I was eleven inches shorter and four shoe sizes smaller. I sang with the girls as a soprano in the Christmas and Spring Concerts, and I had no facial hair. As a new student, I felt awkward and out of place. After only a few weeks of school, things started to change. The loving Santa Catalina community embraced me, supported me, and encouraged me to be my very best. I was quickly accepted, and my confidence

My teachers have been an important part of my Santa Catalina compass. They care about the well-being and academic performance of every student, not just a few favorite students. This care has enabled me to move on to high school with confidence. The skills I learned—from “Lotz’s Notes” to detailed literary analysis to hands-on science—will serve me well in high school and beyond. My teachers have taught me to be compassionate, patient, focused, and calm. The teachers greet us with smiles when we pass them in the hallway, which makes me feel appreciated. Their kindness and devotion have rubbed off on me, and I try to be kinder and more devoted to my family and friends.


My fellow students have also helped guide me through middle school. In every situation, good or bad, my friends have supported me. When I needed help with a math problem, my friends were happy to enlighten me. In golf, volleyball, and flag football, we high-five each other if we perform well, and we cheer each other up if we fail. I will miss my Santa Catalina friends. The Compass Program, which focuses on four core values (Responsibility, Service, Excellence, and Spirituality), was new and different to me, and it has opened my eyes to how I should act at school and in the real world. Each individual value has also taught me something. I have learned to accept the consequences of my decisions, to serve my community, to be the best I can be (academically and socially), and to find God’s love in myself and others. I made new friends within my Compass Circle and became a group leader. I will carry with me the leadership skills as well as the core values of Compass. I will never forget my Compass friends, and I wish them luck on the road ahead. I will often think back to how the Santa Catalina community has made me a better person. And I hope the Cougar spirit will help guide my fellow classmates through high school.


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Life Catalina Traditions Take the Cake Upper School celebrated Spirit Day and Cake Auction a bit later this year, and it was worth the wait. On May 22, the students arrived at the athletic field wearing myriad variations of their class colors: green, blue, yellow, and red. The afternoon kickball game ended in favor of the seniors, who shut out the juniors 3–0. During halftime, the freshmen and sophomores provided entertainment worthy of any Super Bowl.

Student Leaders Seize the Helm Congratulations to the 2013–2014 Student–Faculty Senate members: Student Body Officers Claire Gregory ’14, student body president Devynn Wulstein ’14, activities coordinator Sukari Hill ’14, boarding student coordinator Betsy Hulme ’14, day student coordinator Andrea Arias ’14, spiritual life coordinator Class Officers Freshman Class Advisors Julia Clark ’14 Daphne Wilson ’14 Sophomores Whitney Harrell ’16, president Fransiska Panutomo ’16, vice president Ashten Nguyen ’16, secretary Juniors Laura Colosky ’15, president Katherine Kamel ’15, vice president Krysia Ng ’15, secretary Seniors Joyce Chan ’14, president Sara Franks ’14, vice president Leanna Florez ’14, secretary

After the game, everyone headed to Sullivan Court, where the seniors hosted the Cake Auction. The 19 items up for bid sold for a total of $1,945. As a gift to the school, the Class of 2013 voted to direct the funds to medical and other expenses for Camila de la Llata ’08, the late daughter of former English teacher Robin Aimé. Featured cakes included one resembling a TARDIS from Doctor Who, a cake designed as a sea otter tangled in kelp, and a gluten-free Pixar Bug’s Life– themed cake.

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Community Service Across Continents Upper School is home to more than 20 studentled clubs, many of which focus on community service. This school year, groups raised nearly $1,400 for children around the world. Chopstix, an international service club raised $320 for the Lijiang Orphanage in China by selling international goods donated by students whose families live overseas. In recent years, Elizabeth Clark ’10, Norma Poon ’12, Elaine Sheu ’12, Joyce Lee ’12, Madeline Clark ’13, and Julia Clark ’15 served at the orphanage by teaching children English and math and by leading field trips. While in China, these young women also toured local schools to learn about the country’s educational system and visited several major cities to learn more about Chinese culture. The Smile Train committee raised about $1,000 for Operation Smile through various bake sales on campus. Student bakers produced cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and other goodies, which they sold at school plays during intermission and after performances. Operation Smile is an international medical charity that provides free surgeries to children in developing countries who have cleft lips or palates. Santa Catalina began making donations to the organization long ago, and Smile Train has become a major community service committee at the school.

According to the Operation Smile website: Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before his or her first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize, or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life. The surgery, which can take as little as 45 minutes, can make a difference in the lives of children born with facial deformities. In addition to covering surgery costs, Operation Smile trains health care workers and offers educational programs. Including the Santa Catalina Smile Train committee, there are 900 Operation Smile student clubs and associations in the United States and around the world, and each helps build awareness, commitment, leadership, and volunteerism.



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The Privilege of Education April 30 was the fifth and final Journey Day of the school year, and it was packed with lessons about the privilege of education. The morning program included a special screening of Girl Rising with the documentary’s coproducer, Beth Osisek. Special thanks to Nicole Carelli Kwak ’88 for connecting us to Osisek and for introducing the film, which champions the cause of girls’ education. The film tells the stories of nine school-age girls in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Egypt, Haiti, India, Peru, and Sierra Leone who fought to receive an education. Interspersed through colorful images of these young women’s lives are statistics about girls’ education and the positive effect it has on the economic health of developing nations. For example, according to Girl Rising, an extra year of education can help a girl earn as much as 20 percent more as an adult. The film also points out that childbirth complications are a leading cause of death among young women aged 15 to 19 in developing countries. Decreasing the number of adolescent pregnancies in developing countries can allow young women to continue in their education. “I hope that we’re planting a seed today,” Osisek said to the students. “Each of you can and will have an impact [on girls’ education].” The students also heard from Monterey County Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Hulsey, who helped kick off the Student–Faculty Senate speeches and elections. She reminded students that education is a privilege and is vital to a healthy democracy. After lunch, the sophomores went to Monterey Beach for a surfing lesson with the Wahine Project, a nonprofit that seeks to eliminate barriers that discourage girls from participating in the sport of surfing. During the activity, the project staff also addressed health and nutrition, environmental stewardship, ocean safety, teamwork, and selfconfidence. While the sophomores were beachside, the seniors did community service work at various locations in the Monterey area:

Dorothy’s Kitchen, Elkhorn Slough, Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House, Gateway Center, and Monterey County Parks. That afternoon, the freshmen and juniors took part in personal development activities on campus. Dean of Students Kristi McLaughlin facilitated a session called “Perceptions and Reality: Seeing the Difference” for ninth graders. The session included an art project, a short film, and group discussions on how students see themselves and others. Meanwhile, the juniors Skyped with Cassie Piasecki, author of BizEtiquette and mother of Paisley Piasecki ’13. The author shared her top 10 BizEtiquette tips to help students in the college process and beyond. All in all, our recent Journey Day was a good reminder of how privileged we are to be in such a supportive and enlightening educational community. At Santa Catalina, we are pleased to offer a vast array of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.

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Bonjour et Félicitations Coached by French teacher Anne O’Dowd, nine students from Santa Catalina competed in the third annual French Poetry Contest on March 16 at Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Sponsored by Alliance Française de la Péninsule de Monterey and MIIS, the contest is open to students from public and private middle schools, high schools, and universities in the Monterey area. Congratulations to the following students for participating in the contest and for garnering honors: Beginner Category Sarah Levi ’16 recited “Chanson d’automne” by Paul Verlaine and received second prize. Victoria Kvitek ’16 recited “Le déjeuner du matin” by Jaques Prévert and received honorable mention. Intermediate Category Giovanna Mitchell ’15 recited “Annie” by Guillaume Apollinaire and received first prize. Katherine Kamel ’15 recited “Chatterton” by George Sand and received second prize. Ellie Stork ’15 recited “Tu crois au Marc de café” by Paul Verlaine. Advanced Category Paisley Piasecki ’13 recited “Je rêvais de toucher” by Georges Bataille and received first prize. Tanya Madrigal ’14 and Millie Li ’14 recited a scene by Molière and received honorable mention. Original Poem Category Helena Guenther ’16 submitted “Le lâche” to the original poem competition and received honorable mention.

King for the Day By Giselle Morgan ’14, Catalinan senior pages editor The Class of 2013 is fond of history teacher Dan Place. When my classmates and I strove to meet our history requirement during junior year, Mr. Place was brand-new. But it didn’t take long for us to decide that he was one of those unforgettable teachers at Santa Catalina. On May 14, when Catalinan editors Annie Haueter ’13 and Sophia Delgado ’13 introduced Mr. Place as the yearbook dedication honoree, everyone in Study Hall stood up in respect. Between the clapping, whistling, squealing, and short bursts of dancing in place, there was an explosion of homage that filled the room. As Annie and Sophia’s dedication reads on page 4 of the yearbook: “He is more than just a teacher; he is a friend and mentor who inspires us to conquer the world while he retains that easy-going Southern California attitude. It is no wonder that the entire school cheers uncontrollably whenever he takes the stage at Assembly.” The paper crown, velvet cape, and scepter given to our “king for the day” seem more than fitting. As a member of his first class at Santa Catalina, I’m one of the many girls who feel a sense of pride and adoration for the opportunity to learn from “Papa Place” about the Black Panthers, Anne Hutchinson, and the white man’s burden. The upperclassmen see that he is someone special, and the underclassmen for whom the history requirement is inchoate are in for something wonderful.


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Stanford Conference Inspires Girls to Pursue Computer Science On the weekends, most teenagers would prefer scrolling through Instagram or watching Netflix than attending a conference about the career field that helped create those pastimes. But on April 20, nearly two dozen Upper School students attended Stanford University’s She++ Conference which focused on women in technology. In fact, soon after math chair Ned Stork secured 23 spots for Catalina students, he had to create a waiting list due to high interest in the program. What spurred Stork to attend the conference was that the format wasn’t intimidating, which many computer science events are. One of the goals of She++, which was founded in 2012 by Stanford computer science students Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, is to make young women feel comfortable jumping into new academic territories. Agarwal and Israni’s letter in the conference brochure reads: “She++ and computer science have taught us to fail forward. Programs don’t always compile the first time you run them. Supporters don’t always sign on the first time you ask them … It’s okay to fail. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to try again.” This year’s conference attracted about 250 attendees, one-fourth of whom were high schoolers. Keynote speakers were Marc Andreessen of

Mosaic and Netscape fame, and Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer. Both speakers urged women to help close the gender gap in the technology sector. Schroepfer, whose wife also works in the field, said that computer science needs a woman’s perspective to help create better, more diverse products. The event included panels and workshops featuring higher-ups from Snapchat, Dropbox, and Microsoft. Katherine Kamel ’15, whose favorite part of the conference was the all-female panel of Stanford computer science students, wrote: “I signed up for She++ because I know that computer science is a growing field with a lot of job opportunities, especially for women. It seemed like a great opportunity to get introduced to computer science and see if it could be a possible career path.”


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Photographers Flourish Aaryn Fleming ’14 and Lucy Scattini ’13 were honored by the Weston Photography Education Association. The two young artists were selected from a group of more than 90 high-school and college students who submitted fine art photography portfolios this year. Scholarships for first, second, and third place—along with 18 honorable mentions—were announced at the May 8 ceremony at Carmel’s Sunset Center. The competition required students to submit 10 blackand-white analog photographs, which were judged by a panel of local artists and educators. Submissions were judged on uniqueness, clarity, consistency of vision, and the quality of the finished prints. Fleming and Scattini each received an honorable mention, which came with a $200 prize. Fleming’s photographs feature her family’s vineyards in Monterey County. “Working on my portfolio around our ranch has opened my eyes to see not only how lucky we are but also what an incredible and gorgeous residence we live at and how the property unites us as a family,” Fleming explained.

Scattini’s work centers on the geometric shapes of barns, part of the landscape in the Salinas Valley, where Scattini grew up. “Every time I would go out to photograph, I had to be conscious of my overall goal: to capture the vintage feel of the barns while keeping a simplistic and geometric vision to my prints.” The Weston Scholarship was created in 2004 by Gina and Kim Weston to educate and enlighten the community about the richness of photography on the West Coast and to keep the traditional process of black-and-white photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. The scholarship supports high-school and college students studying fine art photography in Monterey County. The winning photographs were on display in April and May at the Sunset Center’s Marjorie Evans Gallery.

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Catalina Goes Gershwin with Spring Musical In April, a sizable cast performed My One and Only, complete with descending parachute, airplane hangar, and wading pool. The show follows Capt. Billy Buck Chandler (Charlotte Horine ’13), an aviator from Texas, in his attempts to woo Edythe Herbert (Sierra Ankley ’13), an English Channel swimmer turned entertainer. “Parachuting into the first scene was a terrifying idea! But after the first practice, my mind was at ease,” Horine said. “The greatest difficulty was staying quiet behind stage while I was hanging up in the rafters.” Capt. Chandler delays his ambition to be the first to fly across the Atlantic, and employs Mr. Magix (Gaby Alias ’15) for dating advice. In the meantime, Edythe tries to break free of her villainous employer, Prince Nikki (Katie Griffith ’14), and Chandler becomes a convenient means of escape. This lighthearted production seamlessly blended the acting, dancing, and musical talents of the students and was a testament to the professionalism of our performing arts faculty: Roger Thompson, director; Mark Purcell, vocal director; and Jill Feingold, choreographer.

Concert Choir is on a Roll “You have sparked a belief in me that beautiful choral music is still happening,” a judge told the Santa Catalina concert choir during the 2013 Music in the Parks competition at California’s Great America. Another remarked: “You need to be heard far and wide!” The group was named Best Overall High School Choir for the third consecutive year and won Best High School Women’s Choir in its division for the fifth year in a row. Congratulations to Mark Purcell, choir director and music department chair, and to the following members of the concert choir: First sopranos: Bridget Bartz ’13, Sydni Bellucci ’13, René Kausin ’14, Emily Lin ’15, Marie Ramirez ’16, Devynn Wulstein ’14 Second sopranos: Gaby Alias ’15, Sarah Blake ’16, Jessica Gutshall ’16, Emily Hunter ’13, Katherine Kamel ’15, Sarah Levi ’16, Catherine Tobey ’16 Altos: Sierra Ankley ’13, Marisa Christensen ’13, Joan Chen ’13, AJ Diakon ’16, Natalie Kiboneka ’16, Ellie Stork ’15, Isabelle Ting ’16, Jiwon Yi ’13, Ting Zhu ’14 Music in the Parks is a festival for student choral, orchestral, and band ensembles held annually at amusement parks across the United States. Groups perform before judges in the morning and then enjoy themselves at the park in the afternoon. The day concludes with an awards ceremony.

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Art Abounds Congratulations to the nine Upper School students whose works—19 pieces in all—were recognized by the California Region of the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. An exhibition of the Gold and Silver Key regional winners was held at University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery in February. This year, we have winners in the drawing, photography, and short story categories. It is a remarkable achievement for the young artists, whose work was selected by a panel of artists, writers, educators, and other creative professionals as the best work submitted by teens throughout California (excluding Los Angeles County, which is its own region). Gold Keys are awarded for the highest level of achievement on the regional level and are included in the national competition. Silver Keys are awarded for works worthy of recognition. Honorable Mentions are awarded to works demonstrating artistic potential. Gold Keys Francesca Flores ’14, “Clashing Wilderness” (photography) Karen Ko ’14, “Figure 1” (drawing) Silver Keys Regina Gonzalez ’14, “Calentando” (photography) Karen Ko ’14, “Eggs and Gingham” (drawing) Honorable Mentions Aaryn Fleming ’13, “Independent” and “Memories” (photography) Gracie Hadland ’14, “Looking Up” (photography) Karen Ko ’14, “Delta” (drawing) Gina Laverone ’13, “Awakening” (photography) Sophi Li ’14, “Thinking” (photography) Christine Marella ’15, “The Third Degree” (short story) Sophia A. White ’13: “Reclining Figure,” “Three Figures,” “Horizontal Figure,” “Figure Sitting,” “Woman Sitting,” “Kneeling Figure,” “Standing Man,” and “Man Sitting” (drawing)



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Sports Softball For the third consecutive year, the softball team made school history, going undefeated in the Mission Trail Athletic League (MTAL) regular season, with a perfect 12–0 record. To date, Catalina has won 37 consecutive MTAL games. Ranked as the No. 1 seed in Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, the Cougars had a thrilling come-from-behind win against Pacific Grove in the first round. Moving on to the semifinal round, the girls were unable to overcome the Notre Dame Salinas Spirits, who sought retribution for last year’s playoff loss to the Cougars. With a 25–3 record overall, the team boasted eight allleague team selections, four all-county selections, and the league and county MVP, Annie Aldrete ’13.

Lacrosse After a difficult season last year, the lacrosse team improved on its 7–7 record. This Catalina team plays independently, traveling throughout northern California to play matches. The team continued to improve despite the difficult travel schedule. In matches against local teams, the Cougars were undefeated, with five wins.

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Swimming & Diving Winning its first MTAL title in four years, the swim team was undefeated in dual meets. Individuals and relay teams built on their strengths and continued to focus on their goals, setting five school records in the process. At the championship meet, the Cougars edged out Carmel and Pacific Collegiate, not knowing until the last event that they would win the title. Two relay teams went on to compete at CCS, and five student-athletes were named as all-league first-team selections.



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Track & Field Building on its great 2012 season, the track and field team exceeded expectations by winning Catalina’s first-ever MTAL championship. This capped an unbelievable season in which the team was undefeated in dual meets (13–0). The Cougars’ victory ended Carmel’s streak of 16 straight MTAL titles and broke five school records. The team scored the second highest total points in a championship meet in league history. One highlight of the meet was the 200-meter race, with seniors Tierney Hightower and Hannah McPherson and sophomore Onyx Gaston finishing one, two, and three, respectively. When asked about this season, Coach Christy Parker said: “With such a talented team and a strong pack of seniors leading the team this season, I was confident Catalina would bring home the MTAL championship title. I simply told the team that it was time. Time to start a new tradition for Santa Catalina track and field. It was the perfect end to the season.” Coach Mike Raggett, who has coached Track & Field at Catalina for 19 years remarked: “We just stayed focused on the next meet on our schedule and didn’t think much about the championship meet until the time came. We emphasized doing our best and competing. The girls worked very hard during the season. There are some real competitors on the team, and they don’t like to lose.” Senior Kendra Hoffman was thoughtful about this year: “I was very determined going into this season. We all were. We had the talent and we had the team. Now it was time for us to perform.” When asked about her coaches, she said: “Coach Parker and Coach Raggett are competitive. They helped us achieve our title as league champions. They enjoy taking part in each athlete’s growth and success. Their love of the sport has inspired us to become better athletes and better people. We have learned not only to compete against our opponents but also to compete against ourselves. They always push us to be our best.” And this team definitely did its best. Congratulations to the 2013 track and field team for an outstanding season!

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Sports Awards Basketball

Fatima Larios ’13, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Tierney Hightower ’13, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Chase LeeHong ’14, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Softball Team by the Monterey County Herald and the Salinas Californian

Lucy Scattini ’13, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Basketball Team by the Monterey County Herald

Cross-country Lizzy Tardieu ’14, CCS Individual Champion; all Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Brenda Melano ’15, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection Tatumn Satow ’16, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Softball Team by the Monterey County Herald

Lily Patterson ’14, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection


Jessica Gutshall ’16, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Tamsen Forrest ’13, All Monterey Bay League selection

Lucy Scattini ’13, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Annie Haueter ’13, All Monterey Bay League selection

Kate Loshkareva ’15, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Equestrian Hannah Clevenger ’14, Qualifier for Zone Finals

Field Hockey

Track & Field Onyx Gaston ’15, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection Hannah Gordon ’13 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Sophia White ’14, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Tierney Hightower ’13 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Georgia Sedlack ’13, Mission Trail Athletic League Sportsmanship Award

Kendra Hoffman ’13 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection


Hannah McPherson ’13 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Chloe Corriveau ’15, All Monterey Bay League selection Paisley Piasecki ’13, All Monterey Bay League selection

Lucy Scattini ’13 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection


Lizzy Tardieu ’14 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Sara Franks ’14, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named Mission Trail Athletic League Codefender of the Year


Daisy Villegas ’14, Named Mission Trail Athletic League Most Valuable Player; All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Soccer Team by the Salinas Californian Sophia White ’14, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Softball Annie Aldrete ’13, Cal-Hi Sports’ All-State Softball First Team; Named Mission Trail Athletic League Most Valuable Player; All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Softball Team by the Monterey County Herald and the Salinas Californian Marissa Bruno ’16, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection Vanessa Furman ’15, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Softball Team by the Salinas Californian René Kausin ’14, All Mission Trail Athletic League selection

Annie Aldrete ’13 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection Lizzy Tardieu ’14 All Mission Trail Athletic League selection; named to the All Monterey County Volleyball Team by both the Salinas Californian and the Monterey County Herald

Water Polo Colleen Boensel ’15, Monterey Bay League (Gabilan) Sophomore of the Year; All Monterey Bay League (Gabilan) selection; named to the All-Central Coast Section Division II Girls’ Water Polo Second Team Laila Joseph ’13, Monterey Bay League (Gabilan) Sportsmanship Award Allie Loomis ’14, Monterey Bay League (Gabilan) Junior of the Year; All Monterey Bay League (Gabilan) selection; named to the All-Central Coast Section Division II Girls’ Water Polo First Team


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Ready for a New Journey


Upper School Commencement They have taught us to never give up. We now believe we have the strength to pursue our dreams and the ethic to accomplish our goals. Our teachers have instilled in us a passion and a desire that will surely serve us as we move forward. They have inspired us to be the best we can be. We are especially grateful for Sister Claire, Sister Christine, and Sister Jean, who are the backbone of the school and who set an example of a life of service, love, and grace.

Commencement Invocation Kelsey Green (Excerpts from original speech)

As we, the graduating Class of 2013, gather today, we stand before You as strong, independent women ready to go out into the world to share Your love and to serve You and those who come into our lives. We thank You for the guidance, blessings, and love that Santa Catalina has given us these past four years. Thank You for the opportunity to attend an institution that has challenged us both in and out of the classroom and that has fostered our growth as young women. We are blessed with the many gifts provided here at Santa Catalina School.

“We are prepared to serve the world with humility, optimism, and grace.” Thank You for the outstanding faculty, coaches, and mentors here at Santa Catalina. They have taught us how to stay true to ourselves and to appreciate everything we have.

We are grateful, too, for our hard-working, loving, and selfless families, for the encouragement, support, and care they have invested in us. They have made so many sacrifices to provide this rich academic opportunity here at Santa Catalina. Finally, we thank You for our classmates. We are one another’s friends, confidants, and sisters, and we have a bond that will last a lifetime. As the graduating Class of 2013, we are ready to take on the world. We are prepared to serve the world with humility, optimism, and grace. We have learned how to overcome mistakes, to cooperate with others, and to love and accept each other. Bless us as we venture into the world in service to others with faith, hope, and love.

Commencement Address Pamela Anderson-Brulé ’76 (Excerpts from original speech)

I have had the privilege of speaking with some of you personally, asking you what you believe is important to the design of the buildings on campus. You were considerate and thoughtful, protective of this wonderful campus but able to explain to me that you want to walk into a building and be wowed

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upper school commencement by it. You want buildings to be full of light, to be indoor and outdoor place where you can sit and drink hot tea. You also want really cool furniture that you can move around, because you want to transform your spaces and make them your own.

Pamela Anderson-Brulé ’76, architect, visionary, and volunteer, addressed the Upper School’s 2013 graduating class. Pamela Anderson-Brulé is a founder and the president of Anderson Brulé Architects, Inc. Over the past 30 years, most of her work has been dedicated to public architecture and the creation of buildings that sustain communities. Her work focuses on education, health and wellness, community, and residential architecture. Anderson-Brulé is driven to create buildings that reflect the character, culture, and passion of her clients and has gained recognition for complex planning and building projects, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, a joint project between the City of San José and San José State University. She has been the principal designer of libraries within the Bay Area and has guided more than a dozen city and library planning projects. Dedicated to giving back to her community both professionally and personally, Anderson-Brulé is a member of the American Institute of Architects California Council, the American Library Association, the California Library Association, and the Society of College and University Planners. A Rotarian for the past 15 years, she is active in the Enterprise Leadership program, which invites juniors in high school to learn about business ethics, teamwork, and leadership. She is married to Pierre Brulé, firm cofounder and partner for 30 years, and has three children and five grandchildren.

An architect must know a culture deeply and must know how to add to that culture. Architecture must transform a space without negatively affecting the surrounding area. The master plan for the new building here requires a thorough understanding of what Santa Catalina teaches now and will teach in the future. The planners must consider how learning itself is transforming. Eventually, we want to create a new math and science building that will inspire young women like you to be leaders in the fields of health and medicine, environmental science, math, engineering, and maybe even architecture. I want to inspire you to be planners, to think strategically about your future and the future of those whom you will affect. I want you to imagine the year 2020—a mere seven years from now—when you will be 25 years old. By 2020, you will have been alive for a quarter of a century; potentially 25

percent of your life will have been lived. Some of you will be married; some may even have children. Others of you may be earning your second or third degrees. Some may have started businesses or may be pursuing technologies that completely change the world. Others may be traveling and enjoying life to the fullest. Build Your Vision I would like to leave you with a few thoughts. And, because I am an architect, I hope you will permit me to say: Don’t just have a life. Build a life.

• Plan your life carefully. Use the skills that you have gained here to fully explore your vision. Think about the steps needed to achieve your vision, and make a list of those steps. Write them down. • Know what you know, but know what you don’t know, too. Know where to find the resources to teach you what you need. Don’t ever stop learning. • Know that some demolition is always required in any good building. Be willing to throw away even your very best idea. Look at alternatives. Don’t be blinded by your own wisdom.

upper school commencement My advice is to leave here thirsty for intellectual stimulation that you will soon realize is hard to find. Leave here knowing that you will be volunteering in your communities for the rest of your life—not out of a sense of obligation, but because it is who you are and what you do. You will always get back more than you give. As you go out into this world, continue to be the person you became here at Santa Catalina. Build on the Foundation Dr. Murphy told me about the interesting chapel service in which you expressed what you are grateful for as Santa Catalina graduates and future alumnae. You said some things that resonated with me. Let me paraphrase:

your morals, your ethics, and your beliefs. Build your careers and your marriages. Build your community. Build a better world for yourself and others by designing a unique reflection of yourself. After you leave here today, write down where you want to be in 2020. Seal it in an envelope and open it up in 2020. If you have in fact built your life with the care that I have suggested, you just might find when you open that envelope that you have achieved your vision. God bless you.

• You are grateful for this community and the opportunity to build relationships. • You are confident in yourself and have a greater desire to benefit the world. • You understand that it’s OK to be yourself and be confident. • You developed an open mind. Santa Catalina taught you how to work hard and take full advantage of each opportunity, with pride and enthusiasm. • You developed a greater love of learning. You stepped out of your comfort zone. • You developed lifelong friends, and more friends than you ever imagined you would have. • You have developed spiritually and are more accepting of others. You are more present. Santa Catalina is your foundation. It is strong and it is lasting. You, like those who have achieved this same rite of passage, have the recipe, the blueprint, and the skills to “do well, do good.” As you leave here today, remember that you need to build your life. Build your friendships. Build

Commencement Benediction

Maddie Clark

(Excerpts from original speech)

As we gather here today to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2013, we want to thank You for the blessings You have given us during these past four years and for making our Santa Catalina experience so memorable. The supportive environment that we have grown up in has enabled us to become the women that we are today; it has allowed us to grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally. We thank You for our classmates—our sisters—and for their words of encouragement, care, and support. We thank You for our teachers—for their tireless concern and encouragement and for giving us the strength to excel in many different areas. You have blessed us with different gifts—


whether in the classroom, on the stage, or on the field—and we thank You for these gifts and for the ability to use them to serve our community. We also thank You for our families and those who have helped us along the way. Their love, guidance, and support empower us to make the right choices and reach our potential. We thank You for the countless blessings You have bestowed on us.

“As we journey from Catalina and experience change, grant us the grace to trust in You.” As we prepare to leave Catalina and begin a new chapter in our lives, let us not forget what we have learned here. Let us always remember that You have a plan for us—a plan that is greater than any of us can imagine. We know that there will be trials and tribulations along the way but that Your presence will be with us through all of the difficulties. As we journey from Catalina and experience change, grant us the grace to trust in You. Remind us that You have a wonderful purpose for our lives. May we be open to your guidance and will. Most important, never let us forget how much You love us. We are all Your children, and You love us more than we can fathom. We pray that You remain in our hearts.

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Distinctions at Commencement With Highest Honor Cynthia Hale-Phillips, Annie Haueter, Jiwon Yi

With High Honor

Rose Burnam, Mary Cho, Maddie Clark, Katie Griffin, Tierney Hightower, Jamie Kim

With Honor

Joan Chen, Marisa Christensen, Caitlin Dullanty, Kendra Hoffman, Valerie Hooper, Laila Joseph, Grace Lee, Michelle Lee, Amanda Nansel-Giuliano, Paisley Piasecki, Amy Sublett

Santa Catalina Awards Meriwether AND CROOM Beatty Awards honor a freshman and a sophomore who exemplify compassion, integrity, faith, and friendship. Freshman—Whitney Harrell Sophomores—Tamara Attia , Rio Turrini-Smith Sister Mary Kieran SCHOLARSHIP Award is given to two juniors who embody generosity and sensitivity as modeled by Sister Kieran. First place—Chloe Reimann Second place—Tanya Madrigal THE ACADEMY Award recognizes students for their outstanding contribution to the performing arts during the last four years, both on stage and backstage. Sierra Ankley Joan Chen Emily Hunter Robert P. Balles Award for Academic Excellence honors the students graduating first and second in the senior class for their outstanding academic performance. (Tied for first) Annie Haueter Jiwon Yi Admiral Robert S. Hatcher Award honors students who engage in the academic curriculum to the limit of possibility for the joy and sake of learning. Cynthia Hale-Phillips Jiwon Yi Sunzah Park Soli Deo Gloria Award honors a senior for her contribution to the liturgical life of the school through music. Sandi Tu The Generosity Award honors students for their exceptional and consistent generosity of person and talent, in all aspects of school life. Marisa Christensen Georgia Sedlack Outstanding Leadership AND SCHOOL SUPPORT AWARD honors those students who called upon their own resources and enlisted the talents of others in pursuit of a common goal. Amy Sublett The CHRISTOPHER Award honors a student who exemplifies Christian concern for others with leadership and dedication to the spiritual welfare of the school. Kelsey Green MUNRAS COURTESY Award honors a student who exemplifies courage, graciousness, integrity, and openness to all. Joan Chen The Alumnae Award honors students who have offered intellectual integrity, quiet leadership, and a mature individual perspective. Maddie Clark Paisley Piasecki Kelsey Green The Veritas Award honors a senior who exemplifies the school’s motto, Truth; who is true to herself and to others, acts with joy and single-mindedness, and who through her clear judgment and daily living leaves the school a better place. Tierney Hightower Jiwon Yi

2013 College Matriculation Austin Peay State University Berklee College of Music Boston University (3) Brown University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Duke University (2) Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology Laguna College of Art and Design Manhattan College (2) New York University (2) Northern Arizona University (2) Pace University, New York City (2) Pitzer College Pomona College Reed College (2) San Diego State University Scripps College Sonoma State University St. John’s University, Queens Campus Syracuse University Universidad Panamericana University of British Columbia University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis (3) University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara (4) University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Miami University of Puget Sound (2) University of San Francisco University of Southern California (3) University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Texas, Dallas University of Washington Villanova University Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College West Island College International Class Afloat Wheaton College, IL Yale University

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Stan Dowson:

Thirty Years of Laughs and Logarithms

A glance at his open Web browser reveals Stan Dowson’s affinity for numbers. Between classes, he keeps tabs on the stock market. Not surprising for a seasoned math teacher, he has an analytical mind and a practical approach to life and teaching. Originally from Medford, Oregon, Stan and his wife, Mary, came to Santa Catalina in 1983 as a package deal. She was hired as the director of alumnae relations and he as an Upper School math teacher. Previously, Stan worked as head basketball coach at the College of Notre Dame (now Notre Dame de Namur University) in Belmont, California, where Mary was the admission director. After graduating from Stanford University with a history degree and a math minor, Dowson served five years in the Marine Corps before returning to Stanford for a master’s degree in education. He then taught for seven years as a junior high math teacher in East Palo Alto, which might be where he acquired his enviable dance moves. Catalina students have always cheered wildly when Dowson performs surprise dance numbers in Assembly, but he remains baffled by their admiration. Most attempts to compliment him are quickly deflected, and he is keenly aware of what he views as his own weaknesses. He readily admits that he didn’t work hard enough in school, and he credits his daughters Haddie ’04 and Lottie ’09 with showing him what hard work really looks like and how it pays off.

“Mr. Dowson is one of those teachers whom I think of often when reflecting on who I am today,” said Susan Smith Nixon ’87, a former boarding student. “When you entered his classroom, you walked in with a skip and a hop because it was going to be a really fun hour.” In their first seven years on campus, the Dowsons lived in the junior dorm. Stan remembers this period of his life with fondness. He also coached the basketball team for about 10 years. Needless to say, his ties to Catalina are vast and deep. “The girls here are really, really nice, and they’ve been overly kind to me,” Dowson said. “I’ll miss the banter and the verbal [exchange] and just observing their growth.”

“Needless to say, his ties to Catalina are vast and deep.” In the classroom, Dowson was all business, unless he was engaging a hard-working group of students in an impromptu game at the end of class. Occasionally he challenged students to look at him for 15 seconds without making a noise. Then he proceeded to make silly faces, and the students couldn’t keep from laughing. Fun and games aside, the bottom line for him was making sure his students learned. His entertaining side came out only to the girls who

were taking his class seriously. Math Chair Ned Stork says that Dowson’s ability to connect with students gave them the confidence to share their ideas in class. “Stan has been a great friend and colleague,” Stork said. “I will most often remember our time playing basketball in the gym. During his 60s, he regularly beat me in games of horse, one-on-one, and free throw contests. I hope I can move like him when I am 60!” After 30 years in the Upper School, Dowson’s tenure has come to a close, but his legacy remains. Students and coworkers will likely miss his approachable nature and deadpan humor. During retirement, he plans to take some online math classes, work in his yard, continue to play the stock market, volunteer, and hit the golf course.



Upper School Hosts

GL BAL Nonproliferation Conference Thanks to a program organized by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Upper School students are tackling the topic of nuclear disarmament, usually of interest only to government officials and international diplomats.

In 1998, CNS helped create the Critical Issues Forum (CIF) as a way to offer nonproliferation education to high-school students. Since then, the program has held an annual conference for participating students and teachers. This year, Santa Catalina hosted 12 other schools from across the United States, Russia, and Japan. Not only was this the first year for Catalina to host such an event, but it was also the first time in CIF history for Japanese schools to participate. “Japan is the one and only country that had the experience of the A-bomb, and the Japanese students were an inspiration to our students,” said Upper School teacher Masha Serttunc, who helped organize the April 19–20 conference with CNS. “The peace movement acquired a new meaning.” After semester-long studies at their respective schools, the teams presented their ideas on the theme “Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons: Progress, Prospects, and Challenges.” The students participated in group discussions on this complicated issue and displayed high-level criticalthinking skills in their proposed solutions.

The Catalina team consisted of Ashley Adams ’13, Mary Cho ’13, Gina Laverone ’13, Paisley Piasecki ’13, and Paloma Picazo ’13 —all students in Serttunc’s Global Issues class. The girls’ presentation supported the creation of an international fuel bank, an idea suggested in turn by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vladimir Putin, and Warren Buffet. In short, the idea is that countries with nuclear technology would donate low-enriched uranium fuel to the bank for countries interested in peaceful nuclear energy programs. “We made sure we knew how to tackle tough questions and were able to give the best answer we could when we maybe didn’t even know the answer,” Piasecki said. “We definitely learned about public speaking and how to be open to different opinions.” All of the presentations included proposed steps toward global nuclear disarmament, but none was more powerful than the story told by Kiwako Masuda, a student from Kwassui High School in Nagasaki, Japan. Her grandmother was a toddler the day the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Although Masuda’s grandmother survived, she suffered

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radiation exposure, which caused her hair to fall out within a short time. Years later, she had two miscarriages before delivering a baby via C-section. “I thank God that I am alive,” Masuda said. “If she had given up on having a baby, I wouldn’t be here.” At age 48, Masuda’s grandmother discovered that she had a brain tumor, which eventually caused her death. This personal account spoke more to the attendees about the lingering effects of radiation than any hypothetical solution could. CNS Deputy Director Jon Wolfsthal, the conference keynote speaker, claimed that moral purpose and fervor have been lost from the issue of nonproliferation. He looks to bright, passionate young people to take up the cause.

“Global Issues and this conference have inspired me to be an international relations major at Boston University.”

The good news is some students are willing and qualified to do just that. “Global Issues and this conference have inspired me to be an international relations major at Boston University,” Piasecki said.

Vir tual Science Challenge Another CNS program, the U.S.–Russia Virtual Science Challenge, was launched in fall 2012; Santa Catalina was one of the 10 inaugural participants. Throughout the school year, 20 U.S. students and 20 Russian students—from five high schools in each country—worked together on case studies concerning the management of spent nuclear fuel in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Belgium. The Santa Catalina team of Katherine Kamel ’15, Emma Russell ’14, Lauren Redfern ’15, and Brenda Melano ’15 paired with a group from Gymnasia Severskaya in Seversk, Russia, to research spent fuel in the United Kingdom. Over the course of months, the students from the two schools communicated via Skype and Google+ Hangout—despite a 15-hour time difference—and attended two intense lectures before creating their final presentation. “I learned a lot about communication and working together as a team, not only with my classmates but also with our Russian counterparts,” Kamel said. “And I learned a lot about technology through this experience. You have to be patient with it.” On June 17, representatives from all 10 schools presented their findings during the culminating Virtual Science Fair on Google+ Hangout. Russell represented Santa Catalina in the fair, which included student presentations, Q-and-A sessions, and remarks from Michael McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to Russia.



at Santa Catalina

Sisterhood Training: Becoming Camp Counselors of Character Becoming a counselor for Summer at Santa Catalina requires more than just being good with kids. Director Julie Yurkovich Forrest ’78 looks for young women who are not only dedicated to the physical, social, and spiritual growth of the campers but also comfortable in their own skin and able to think on their feet. Forrest picks up on these qualities during the hiring process. She interviews candidates via Skype and observes their social skills firsthand. This face-to-face interaction is invaluable, especially in this day and age, when text messages tend to outweigh personal meetings. Later, during a follow-up call, Forrest asks a final question to assess candidates’ on-the-fly problem-solving skills. After hiring candidates, Forrest begins formal training via Facebook, where she posts questions on an invitationonly page. As the counselors exchange ideas, they practice their own leadership skills and begin mentoring each other. Before long, a solid community forms among the counselors. The sense of empowerment they gain is later passed on to the campers.

“We train for the kind of intentionality that encourages better people,” Forrest said. She describes the camp environment as “radically inclusive.” A week before camp, the counselors move into the dorms and begin in-person training. They become certified in CPR and first aid and participate in role-play exercises, during which they learn how to deal with camper issues such as homesickness and feelings of exclusion. Throughout the summer, Forrest and counselor coordinator Katie Adams ’09, who has been on staff for five years, regularly meet with the counselors to discuss any concerns and offer additional support. Together, the two strive to keep the camp mission alive. “At camp, we always talk about the ‘cool’ jacket,” Adams said. “We tell the counselors: ‘You have to take off your cool jacket. You’re going to look like a fool, but it’s more fun for everybody.’” Summer at Santa Catalina is a place where a real sisterhood exists. At the end of the day, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s about character and community.

Camp Musical Theatre Workshop Goes ‘Under the Sea’ Summer at Santa Catalina concluded its 60th year with the sights and sounds of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Performers glided across the stage on wheeled footwear, portraying sea creatures in King Triton’s underwater kingdom. The production was vibrant and fantastic. Video projections of moving water and audio effects made the voice of antagonist Ursula especially villainous. “The Little Mermaid Jr. was by far the most complex

summer camp production we’ve ever done,” theatre technician Dale Thompson said. Freshman Madigan Webb of Aspen, Colorado, perfected a Jamaican accent for the role of Sebastian, complementing the humor of characters Flounder and Scuttle, played by seventh grader Mackenzie Roth of Salinas and ninth grader Valeria Gonzalez of Celaya, Mexico. In the role of sea-witch Ursula, sixth grader Bailey Brewer of Carmel Valley won over attendees with her maniacal laughter. Six young campers cleverly manned Ursula’s tentacles. Freshman Anna Hunt of Monterey played the role of Prince Eric with skill. Eighth grader Natara Rose Denga of Modesto, who played the heroine Ariel, sang as any siren would—beautifully. The red-haired mermaid left the crowd thankful that their real-life location was just a mile from the ocean.

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Musings from Camp: Q&A with Campers and Counselors Before wrapping up another seriously fun Summer at Santa Catalina experience, we chatted with a few campers and counselors to find out their impressions of their home away from home. Which famous female do you think would make an awesome camp counselor? “I think it would have to be Rosa Parks because she would teach everyone about confidence and empowerment. She’s my role model for women’s rights and for being yourself.” —Meredith Power, 12, Hillsborough, CA “Selena Gomez because she seems like she’d be like a big sister and a fun person.” —Cate Liner, 13, Monterey, CA “Who’s that girl in Pitch Perfect … the lead? Anna Kendrick because we sing a lot.” —Caroline Cartlidge, 14, Reno, NV “Princess Diana because she cared a lot but would still have been strict. I think she would have been a great counselor.” —Valeria González, 15, Mexico What do you like best about it being an all-girls camp? “Just being able to be yourself. You feel free and open (and can take) goofy pictures and things.” —Caroline Cartlidge, 14, Reno, NV “I like that you don’t have to feel like you have to impress anyone ever. It’s a nice community, and you feel like you’re all sisters.” —Cate Liner, 13, Monterey, CA “Well, I like it because it’s fun to have girls, and the guys can cause distractions.” —Cecilia Cardenas, 11, San Diego, CA “That you can be yourself and you don’t have to worry about being ashamed. There is a lot of confidence between everyone.” —Valeria González, 15, Mexico

If camp were an ice cream flavor, which would it be and why? “Spumoni (with its) cherry, vanilla, and pistachio — seems like they wouldn’t go together, but they’re harmonious. I love it because it’s so international and complex.” —Julie Yurkovich Forrest ’78, camp director “Rainbow sherbet because everyone’s different, from every walk of earth, combined into one yummy flavor.” —Meredith Power, 12, Hillsborough, CA “Tutti frutti, like sorbet, (because there are) lots of different people. It’s like combining cultures.” —Valeria González, 15, Mexico What will you miss most after you leave camp? “Being independent.” —Tarn Reilly, 8, Pacific Grove, CA “Everything, but especially the girls, the freedom here, and there’s also a beach.” —Julie Bross, 13, Germany “My friends because I’ve gotten so close to them. Some friendships endure forever.” —Valeria González, 15, Mexico “I’ll miss all the people that are my age and the fact that you get to do classes that have nothing to do with school.” —Karen Chumbe, 14, Pacific Grove, CA “All the laughter.”

—Julie Yurkovich Forrest ’78, camp director

“I’ll miss the girls — their energy. It’s something that sticks with you.” —Maggy Hernandez, counselor, San Mateo, CA

Santa Catalina School Alumnae Association Board Executive Committee Judy McDonald Moses ’86 President Laurie Washburn Hogen ’58 Vice President Liz Holt Protell ’64 Vice President Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96 Vice President Mzilikazi Kone ’01 Vice President Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83 Director of Alumnae Relations Members Sally Fay ’74 Jeanne Vibert Sloane ’74 Kathy Trafton ’74 Lore Childs MacDonald ’76 Jennifer Post ’82 Ann Frasse Stowe ’82 Patty Cerisola–Mansi ’83 Christina Nalchajian Whitley ’85 Stephanie Post Pollard ’85 Shannon McClennahan Mozes ’87 Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88 Nínive Clements Calegari ’89 Kim Meek Shickel ’89 Gigi Lin O’Hara ’90 Julie Rathman Fenton ’99 Laura Stenovec ’99 Annie Hilby ’01 Marina Barcelo ’04

Class Notes UPDate Beginning in 2014, the Class Notes section of the Bulletin will be restructured. We will publish notes for each class once a year—oddnumbered class years in the spring and even-numbered in the fall. This change comes after soliciting feedback from the Alumnae Board and the Administration, with the majority of both in support. This adjustment not only simplifies the submission process for Class Correspondents but also reduces our environmental impact and helps offset rising print costs. We know how important this section is to the members of our community, and we hope you continue to enjoy keeping up with classmates and friends.

Alumnae Association Board:

Who We Are and What We Do The first Alumnae Association Board at Santa Catalina was established in 1962. The Board consists of Alumnae Association members* who are nominated for service by fellow alumnae and represent a spectrum of class years. An Executive Committee oversees the Board. The Alumnae Board is committee driven. Each member of the Board serves on one of four committees: Admission/Recruitment Marketing Committee, Communications Committee, Development Committee, and Nominating Committee. •

The Admission/Recruitment Marketing Committee aims to put Santa Catalina School and Summer at Santa Catalina on the map in targeted markets in a significant way. The goal of the committee is to raise awareness and educate alumnae, perspective families, and key organizations about the school and summer camp.

The Communications Committee is tasked with advancing alumnae participation and support of Santa Catalina School. The committee engages alumnae through social media and all traditional methods of communication. Alumnae are encouraged to join the Alumnae Association’s Facebook group and LinkedIn group, “like” Santa Catalina School’s Facebook fan page, and engage with other social media channels. In addition, the committee promotes the ease of connecting with the alumnae community through the new Santa Catalina Alumnae App (available in the App store or in Google Play).

The Development Committee supports the school’s fundraising efforts and encourages alumnae to participate in the Santa Catalina Fund. The committee is focused on making a personal commitment to participate in the Santa Catalina Fund, encouraging alumnae to participate in the fund, understanding the role of fundraising in the finances of the school, including annual, endowment, and capital gifts, educating alumnae about the importance of annual giving, and assisting in generating interest in and support for the Reunion Giving Program.

The Nominating Committee assures the ongoing vitality of the Alumnae Board by cultivating a membership that is cohesive yet diverse and representative of the alumnae population as a whole. The Committee also researches and presents candidates for the Distinguished Alumna Award. The Committee helps fill various volunteer leadership positions within the Alumnae Association.

The Alumnae Board also supports the Alumnae Relations Office by assisting the chapters with their development, growth, and annual gatherings. The Board also assists the Alumnae Relations Office with planning for the annual Alumnae Reunion held in March of each year. The Alumnae Board meets three times throughout the year—in the early fall, during the winter, and on Reunion Weekend in March. Board members serve for a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms. The Alumnae Board’s goal is to engage members of Santa Catalina’s Alumnae Association to become more involved, not only with the school but also with each other. If you know an alumna whom you would like to nominate for the Board, please contact Judy McDonald Moses ’86, President of the Alumnae Association, at * Any alumna who received a diploma from the Santa Catalina Upper School or attended the Upper School for at least one complete year is eligible to be a member of the Association.

Connecting With Alumnae The chapters serve as regional hubs for alumnae to connect with each other and to the school. Each chapter is headed by a chair or cochairs, who recruit alumnae for gatherings and volunteer activities. Chapters provide networking opportunities for alumnae, who also can participate in service projects and support collegiate alumnae in their community. Chapter gatherings enable alumnae to learn about Summer at Catalina Camp and about admission to Upper School. To volunteer or learn more about what is happening in your regional chapter, contact the chapter chair.

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Seattle Thursday, October 10 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Hosted at the home of Peggy Frasse ’84 1017 Minor Avenue, Unit 1102 Seattle, WA

San Francisco Saturday, January 25 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Metropolitan Club 640 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA

Boston Thursday, November 14 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA New York Saturday, November 16 • 5:00–7:00 p.m. Hosted at the home of Missy Mulvihill Roberts ’95 71 Ponus Ridge Road New Canaan, CT Monday, November 18 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. The Cosmopolitan Club 122 East 66th St. New York City, NY Washington, D.C. Tuesday, November 19 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. City Club of Washington 555 13th St., NW Columbia Square Washington, D.C. Europe Wednesday, November 20 • 7:00–9:00 p.m. London, England 5 Hertford Street 2-5 Hertford Street, Mayfair London, UK Monterey Tuesday, December 10 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Christmas Open House at the Hacienda Santa Catalina School Young Alumnae Christmas Gathering Friday, December 20 • 10:00 a.m.–noon Red Parlor in the Hacienda Santa Catalina School

Los Angeles Friday, February 7 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. The Valley Hunt Club 520 S. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA Denver Wednesday, March 26 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Denver, Colorado Venue TBD Chicago Friday, March 28 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Christie’s Inc. John Hancock Building 875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3810 Chicago, IL Houston Sunday, March 30 • 5:00–7:00 p.m. Houston, TX Venue TBD Dallas Monday, March 31 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. Park City Club 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700 Dallas, TX Latin America Tuesday, April 1 Monterrey, Mexico Time and venue TBD Wednesday, April 2 Mexico City, Mexico Time and venue TBD Asia April 23, 24, or 25 (TBD) Hong Kong, China Time and venue TBD

Santa Catalina School Chapter Chairs Boston Kate Myers Brizius ’88 Sally Fay ’74* Chicago Lisa Cavanaugh Wiese ’74 Dallas Hope Morgan ’90 Denver Laura Stenovec ’99* Houston Nancy Kennedy Major ’96 Monterey Liz Holt Protell ’64* Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88* New York Liz Belanger ’00 Northern California Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96* Seattle Ann Frasse Stowe ’82* Peggy Frasse ’84 Southern California Jennifer Post ’82* Stefanie Post Pollard ’85* Washington, D.C. Daniela Perez Fayer ’83 Katie Fruzynski ’04

International Chapters Asia Rene Leung ’99 Angelina Yao ’99 Europe Lara Brehmer ’98 Latin America Patty Cerisola-Mansi ’83* Leslie Hulse ’88

*Designates Alumnae Association Board member


reunion weekend

Reunion Weekend 2014 Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 Milestone Classes

’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, and ’09 On Friday: See Catalina As It Is Today

Reunion weekend begins with registration, followed by assembly in the Study Hall, class visits, Journey presentation, lunch, an alumna lecture, and the faculty reception. On Saturday: Celebrate Alumnae

Attend Mass, take class photos, honor our Distinguished Alumnae, and enjoy the luncheon. Back by Popular Demand: Saturday Evening Reunion Dinner

Enjoy dinner at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley to celebrate the milestone classes.

Reunion co-chairs 1954 1959

Gloria Felice: Elinor Howard Franchetti:


Ginny von Hasseln: Flo Nixon:


Virginia Sewell:


Sally Fay: Angela Tirrell: Jeanne Vibert Sloane:


Tova Wiley Hornung:

Debby McCann: Louise Grant Garland:


Victoria Manaserro Maat: Perry Ruyan Hosseini: Mary Looram Moslander:


Vanessa Tiyaamornwong Cazzell: Liz Maher Purdum: Theresa Rounseville:


Abiah Folger Karthauser: Laura Mulloy:


Laura Stenovec: Adrienne Partridge:


Marina Barcelo: Katie Fruzynski:


Katie Adams: Shelby Carroll:

Watch your mail for a detailed Reunion invitation and registration form in early January, or register online beginning January 6, 2014. For more information, contact Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83, Director of Alumnae Relations, at or 831.655.9392.


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Carol Smith Westbrook’s grandson will enter West Coast Florida College in the fall. Her daughters are well. She has been in and out of the hospital and is well cared for at home. Peggy Carpenter Gelke and her husband, Jack, spent a week in the heat of Palm Springs and enjoyed coming home to much cooler weather. Peggy spends many fun hours playing bridge and Jack is still very busy in real estate. Their daughter and grandchild often visit from Atlanta. Gloria Donnelly Anderson writes: “When Fleana called to tell me about Maryann Odell Grady’s passing, I flashed back to Inspiration Lane and the times I visited Maryann and her parents at the Odell family home. I often remember the setting of the house and the graciousness with which I was welcomed Mayann was ever dismissive of fads and trends, intimidatingly bright and wittyso witty. Maryann Odell Grady, I salute you.” Gloria remarks that she once tried to capitalize the “d” in Maryann’s name and was corrected with “It isn’t Irish.” Laurie Angle McGuinness writes: “I am having a wonderful retirement! Although I have a troublesome problem with neuropathy and use a ‘wheelie’ to walk, I can drive locally to see friends and family. I spend hours on my beloved needlework and have recently been part of a team writing a cocktail table history of the company I launched. Because of this, I learned that Anne Pirotte Wallner ’77 is the highly respected administrator for Gary Nelson, the CEO of my company. Amazing, right? I am so sad about Odell’s passing. She was a trouper!” Beezie Leyden Moore writes: “I’m amazed at how very busy my design business is. Last week my entire family, granddaughter and I celebrated July 4 at Cayucos Beach with a bonfire and fireworks.” Debbie Kneedler Berggren writes: “I was so sad to learn of Maryann’s death. My life is taking a more positive



turn since I am able to wear a contact lens in one eye and I hope to be able to drive again soon. I am eternally grateful to family and friends who have helped me in many ways these past two years.” Fleana Giglio Snapp writes: “Maryann Odell was a dear friend. As children, we spent many hours at each other’s homes. Maryann was like another sister. I miss the telephone calls we made back and forth discussing everything under the sun. Her laugh was contagious. My family is fairly well. One of our daughters has breast cancer, but with her excellent medical and family care she will soon be fit as a fiddle. My sister and I are going to Oregon to visit our brother who is not doing well. However, if you ask him, “How are you today?” he replies with, “Great and when am I going to see you sweetheart?” “Soon.” I hope to see my classmates soon as well.”



Gloria Felice First of all we want to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Maryann Odell 53. Fleana Giglio Snapp 53 called me to tell our class that Maryann had passed away a couple of months ago. We are all so sad to hear the news. Sister Lois Silva writes that she is feeling better and that “life is still bending God’s blessings every day and to be assured of her prayers to each of you.” Pat Bondesen Smith says that she has lots of design work these days regarding interiors, landscaping, and some accessory and art projects. She is also working on several committees for the Centennial Celebration of the Metropolitan Club. She enjoyed a reunion at Cal. Elinor Howard Franchetti and Bruno have been enjoying some extended cruises again this year. As you all know by now, our dear Ardis Dickerson Noel Brookins is happily married to a wonderful man and

is still living in her Santa Maria home. Jeanne Nielson Marshall says that they have had tons of rain but, of course, that is what keeps everything nice and green and the air clean, too. She says, “We are alive and kicking although not as high as we used to kick. Howard is golfing, woodworking and right now, chopping wood for next winter.” Jeanne is still quilting, teaching quilting and gourmet cooking. “Matt starts his fifth year at Safeway and is a great help to us old folks! We are getting our clamming fishing licenses soon for the season. Love and prayers to everyone.” As for me (Gloria Felice), Randy and I love living in toasty Arizona. Randy has been doing a lot of his training work in Oklahoma City. I’m sad to report that Painted Turtle, where my daughter Gina is the medical director, will be closed for this summer due to the ravages of a recent fire that hit the area. Remember that next March 7 and 8, 2014 is our 60th anniversary. We want as many of our classmates as possible to attend. If anyone has any ideas for a get together, please let me know. Blessings to all and I hope that you have a wonderful summer.”

1955 Mary Nevin Henderson 707.252.8707 Greetings to the Class of 1955! It doesn’t seem possible but we are getting close to our 60th Santa Catalina Reunion. I hope many of us can make it to Santa Catalina in 2015! Saudie Sowell Clark is still very active in her retirement community in Lincoln. She still sings in the chorus and is a member of the Red Hats. When I talked to Saudie, she had just returned from a family get together in New York. The family rented a house in Newport, RI. Saudie’s new great granddaughter went with the family. Sue Barsi Scurich has had some major tragedies in her life


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recently, losing both her husband and daughter within two years. But she is very upbeat, enjoying her grandchildren and visits with her daughter, Mimi, who lives in San Jose. She says, “When you live on 25 acres, you have a lot to do.” She especially loves working in the garden. Clarice Borelli Felice is enjoying her retirement from real estate and property management and is very busy with her five kids and nine grandchildren. She also is planning a trip in August to Ireland and Scotland. This year she celebrated graduations of her two grandchildren. Pat Kelly Phillips is never bored. She does heritage reports for the Italian Catholic Federation, runs the Needle Arts group at San Jose Woman’s Club, and is president of her downtown neighborhood association. Her son, Mark, is still very active in local theater and has also started directing shows. Her two daughters are both teachers and her son, John, is very busy building screens. Her five grandchildren are working and going to college. Husband, Walt, keeps busy with volunteering and dog training. As for me (Mary Nevin Henderson), I’m still traveling as much as possible. I finally went on a cruise to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Aruba. I also spent time at my house in Meza, AZ and went to Mazatlan in February. My four granddaughters are all driving now, so they can take me to night games. Carol Speegle Lannon has moved to Carmel Valley Manor. She still plays golf three times a week and does a lot of traveling. She goes to France to visit her stepdaughter, Sally Hansen Green 72. She’s been spending Christmas with Sally in France for the last eight years. Carol and Sally are going to Ireland in September to play golf and then another trip to Spain. Carol said Julie Work Beck is still living at the condo complex where Carol used to live. Julie also has a place in Pacific Grove and still plays tennis. Carol had dinner with Sandy Stolich Brown. Sandy lives in San Francisco because of her antique business but spends her winters in Palm Desert. Sandy still has her parents’ house in Pebble Beach.

1956 Sheila Godwin Peavey Sheila Godwin Peavey shares: “Bill and I enjoyed a great trip to Ecuador this past winter. We stayed in Quito, and spent a great deal of time in the ‘old’ quarter where numerous churches of great beauty, built by Spaniards in the 1500’s, are located. The native people are most courteous and willing to serve you in any way they can. We also visited Cuenca, another beautiful city, smaller in size, filled with many Spanish colonial buildings and homes. Many Americans have settled there permanently. We look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future.” Eugenie Madden Watson writes: “I just returned from a godchild’s wedding on an island called Oland, between Denmark and Sweden. It was held at a bed and breakfast with red farm buildings trimmed in white. Windmills, lots of red and white houses, and lilacs! Next is Carmel Bach Festival and the Santa Fe Opera – much easier trips. Hope this finds everyone well and happy.”

1957 Carole Lusignan Buttner Barbara Erro Marsella: “Life in our family moves along quite normally, with each generation progressing along pretty much as expected. The grandchildren are Blaise (10), who lives in Paris; Aidan (8) and Nadia (4), who live in Fresno. Mary, our eldest, is teaching biblical studies at St. Mary’s College. Anne is working on her fourth novel while living with her husband and Blaise in Paris. Lisa works as a financial planner and lives with her husband, Aidan, and Nadia. Gary’s health is waning a bit. He has gone ten years with a pacemaker, and

is getting very tired. Gary and I go back and forth between Fresno, Coronado, and Huntington Lake. I made my yearly trip to Paris to be with Blaise during his spring vacation.” Sue Clowes Mayhugh: “I keep busy with my wholesale line of hand painted needlepoint. I do about three to four a year usually in CA, TX, OH, MD, and MO, and am managing to do three trunk shows a month. My web site is In July my husband Chuck and l went to Prague and then a river boat cruise on the Rhine, and then to Paris for a couple of days. I am so fortunate to have traveled so much. I’ve been on every continent and my favorite is still Antarctica. Locally, I am on the SAC committee at the elementary school in Wellington, active in the Chamber of Commerce, Red Hat gatherings and outings with the Wellington Senior Center. I try to keep busy for as long as I can.” Nancy Greg Hatch: “Chip and I have recovered from dual surgeries in early Feb. Mine was an appendectomy which surprised us all two days before his long-scheduled hip replacement. Our daughter Nannie and her cousin Paul Grossman [son of my sister Margie Gregg Grossman 60] were already lined up to help me care for Chip during recovery, and Margie herself dropped everything to join the ranks when we found ourselves facing a convalescence. Such loving hands and hearts; bless them! Last December, on the day and at the hour at Fran Breckenridge Neuman’s memorial service in Pasadena, Mary Hunt Cano did something inspiring and beautiful. She stood in for all of us by paying a solitary visit to the Santa Catalina Chapel, quietly, lovingly commemorating the years we shared.” Mary Hunt Cano: “Last year on Friday, 13 July I did the weekly shopping, brought most of it up to the house and was going back down our steps to the car for the flowers and my purse. Don’t know how it happened but suddenly the ground was rushing up to meet me. Cracked my pelvis. I was on strong pain killers for a few months and had a visiting nurse physiotherapist three times a week for five weeks. Thank goodness it was only cracked. By midOctober. I was driving again. What a relief to regain my independence!” Denise LeBlanc Hellier: “Spent three interesting weeks in China in April. We saw all the ‘must see’ sights, but what surprised us most were the gardens and the lushness of the countryside. Shanghi was all that we had been told, with its modern buildings

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1958 Kathy Howard Loparco Mardi Hack is heading for Coronado for the 4th of July. Several of her classmates will come back to celebrate their 55th over the weekend. She is hoping for a little reunion with Patti Crombe Doran ’57. After Labor Day, Mardi travels with a friend to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales for 15 days. She had hoped to see Laurie Washburn Hogen, but Laurie will be in the U.S. Finally, after

was tired of the up keep and has downsized just enough that she can still accommodate any guests and especially Jeffrey’s family when they visit from Ecuador. After 35 years in the same house, she figured she was ready for a change. It has been quite a process of re-doing three bathrooms, flooring and painting, etc. She has to say she enjoyed the process and loves having an almost brand new house. The kitchen is the only thing she left unchanged as that had recently been done. Betsy is hoping for a visit from anyone who makes it her way.




the New Year another friend and Mardi will sail on a Clipper ship out of Costa Rica to Nicaragua for a week. They will spend two or four days exploring Costa Rica itself. Her health is restored. She is playing tennis, walking regularly, and has added a weekly yoga class to her routine. Kathy Cope Jobin has been very busy with Doug, his caregiving and training a new caregiver. She did get away to dive to Socorro Island, south of Cabo San Lucas, in April. There were lots of sharks and rays and humpback whales. Her film last year on Shark conservation was accepted at the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition. She is working on another film that is due July 15th. “Sharks in Peril, Should We Care?” Kathy is journeying to Isla Mujeres, Mexico to free dive with the whale sharks in late July. Working on more footage for next year’s film. Still training Holly, Doug’s next service dog. They achieved another AKC title for Graduate Novice. Karin King Rucker writes that they are in Mendocino for three months to beat the heat in Arizona. They sold the business early this year and are in retirement mode. Karin will be looking for something part time after they return. They went to Hawaii in April to celebrate their anniversary. They will be heading to Carlsbad the end of June for a family reunion and back to southern California the end of July for a family wedding. Karin talked to Lilly Harman Huppert and she is busy and enjoying her new house. Betsy Bourret Neu has moved to a townhouse in Rancho Santa Fe. She


and plans to accommodate its twentyeight million people. Australia only has twenty-three million. I am now traveling in the U.S. and had a wonderful lunch with Betty Ann Bernadicou Lambert and Nancy Gregg Hatch. I am now in Zion National Park before spending two weeks in French Summer School in Quebec city! I look forward to my annual visit with my granddaughters before heading home. I will have missed most of winter. It is always nice to know spring is around the corner.” Camille Annotti Stevens: “I am still in the accounting business. I have a small practice in my home, and I go to an office one day a week. My ‘home clients’ keep me busy for several days a week, and my ‘office client’ allows me to get dressed up, get out of the house and socialize a bit. I still keep up the gym three times a week. I am not doing bench presses, but I sure feel good when I finish and realize I have been taking care of myself. I do spend a lot of time ‘at home,’ working in the garden, fashioning bouquets from the bounty to put through the house and do not feel guilty when I pick up a new book and spend all afternoon reading it.” Carole Lusignan Buttner: “What a class we have. Wish we could have a reunion every year if we were not spread so far and wide. I have been explaining to our children that we are not ‘old’ the very beginnings of gathering children and grands...fifteen of us for two weeks in France together before my very dear husband comes home to both a knee and hip (his sixth) replacement this fall and to you all!




Bobbie O’Connell Munson What an active year this has been for the Class of ’59! The highlight was a gathering in March at Stanford, with over a dozen classmates. Thanks to France de Sugny Bark and her husband Dennis, we had wonderful accommodations, and fantastic food for three of the shortest days we have ever lived. We talked, and talked, and talked. And then we talked. We also laughed, cried, giggled and mostly

Members of the Class of 1959 enjoy catching up: Wheezie Grant Garland, Lila Desmond French, Barclay Braden, Debby McCann.


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remembered how much we all missed and enjoyed one another. The memories flourished with unbelievable detail. We were joined by Wheezie (Louise) Grant Garland, Lila Desmond French, Julie Hutcheson, Chrissy McCormick Merrill, Didi Dwyer Schreiber, from San Jose, Barclay Braden, who added: “A wonderful impromptu reunion was sparked by a big move from Florida to Hawaii of classmate Penny Fletcher. Debbie McCann, Kristan Jacobson O’Neill, Bobbie O’Connell Munson, Penny Fletcher. This was our “bon voyage” to Penny. For those unable to join us, many sent emails or phoned so we were able to touch base with them as well. Shortly after our “Gathering of the Golden Girls,” our dear classmate Hansi de Petra Rigney was running the Boston Marathon, and was a half mile from the finish, when the bombs went off. We knew she was in the race and life was a bit strained until we finally heard she was O.K. She emailed, “I shall never forget this day, which started with such great euphoria and runner enthusiasm only to end in chaos and shattered lives.” Thankfully she and her husband were just far enough away not to be injured. Anne Waligora Boyd went through knee surgery this spring but is still working with and showing her dogs. Her son lives in Sacramento and a daughter in Germany. She is blessed with six grandchildren. Bernadette (Dits) Requiro Peavey has a son and three grandchildren living near her in Carmel Valley, and a daughter in Santa Barbara. She is playing golf and bridge and sounds like a very contented wife, mother, and grandma. Kristan Jacobson has been entertaining her family from all over the U.S. this summer, and they all arrived in time to share the flu. Sadly, Kris lost her beloved mother this spring at age 100. Kris was with us at Stanford and looks great. M.T.Pot, otherwise known as Marie-Therese de Poniatowski Maigret, emails from Brussels that the country is in political upheaval. She and her husband were here last fall visiting her son, who manages Screaming Eagle winery in Napa. They have two grandchildren there. Their other family and grandchildren are in France, where they once lived. News from Patty Falk Feeley in Colorado. No fires in her area. She is still the Julia Child of the high country- cooking, planting picking, sewing. It is hard to believe this gal once lived in New York City! Didi joined us for our get-together in the spring and

went on to have her husband, Paul, go through a serious surgery. She says all seems well now. A granddaughter will be attending Santa Clara this fall and will be close to them. I think Didi and I should head for Oahu to visit our pal, Penny, who is wondering why it took her so long to move to the Islands. She loves it. We will never again see her on the mainland for any extended period of time! Kathy Mailliard Rende is loving her retirement from Gumps and is playing lots of golf, tennis, bridge, and grandchild spoiling. She and hubby, Gian, are living life to the fullest. Irene May Lawler joined Hansi and Debby at Dominican College for their 50th reunion. Irene plays “serious” golf year round, but is headed to Japan in September. Great to hear from Wendy Burnham Kuhn “in a little Burgundian village of 100 souls” in France, where she and her husband have lived for 50 years. She says her husband writes poetry (and some philosophy) and they have a small farm. Their son is a cellist. I was very sad to hear of the death of Biff French, Lila’s beloved husband, this past summer. Fortunately, Chrissy, France and Kathy and her two wonderful daughters were with her during this very difficult time. Mary Kay Denman was in touch by email when we met at Stanford, as well as Lynne Wildman Chapman, Margaret Rosenberg Duflock, Blake Anderson, Teresa Annotti Rogers, and Christy Belvail Baguio. Betty Blak Okie had hip surgery. It seems to be the popular thing to do at this stage of life. Last but not least, we all sent out love and prayers to our pal, Shelly LeBlanc Duke. We miss you! I am going to end by sharing an email I received from France, which pretty much says it all for our group: “Our class is special There is no doubt about it. This has been evident over the many years since we were in school together. There is closeness, an interest, and a caring for each other that is displayed every time there is a need for it. It is so heartwarming and reassuring to know that in this crazy world, there exists a group of women with lots of heart and plenty of brains who will be there for you when you need it. How special is that?” Well stated, France. I will expect to see each and every one of you at our 55th Reunion this next spring. Hugs, Bobbie. Julie Hutcheson shares she and her sister Bettie Hutcheson Carrell 65 and brotherin-law had visited Lynne Wildman Chapman in Philadelphia in May and received the Grand Tour. Lynne Wildman Chapman adds, “Did I tell you that I

was going hiking in the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion with National Geographic Expeditions? Got back two weeks ago and it was gorgeous and challenging. Just easy trails but high altitude which winded this old bag! We met up with National Geographic in St. George, UT, a charming town but it was 109 degrees when we arrived!” Margaret Rosenberg Duflock : “I continue to live and be involved on our ranch in San Ardo. I get much joy out of continuing to be involved with Santa Catalina School and the friends I have made there, and being on the Board of Trustees. I am proud of the fact that I have children and grand children involved with the school. My children gave me a wonderful 70 birthday last year. My children and grandchildren are all well, as am I. I have had a wonderful summer hosting family and friends on our ranch.”

1960 Marilyn Ramos Ospina The past year has been busy time for the Class of l960. Pamela Fairbanks de Villaine is looking forward to a great harvest this year, but it will be a late one due to the very wet winter and spring they had in France. Pammy has been traveling to the weddings of several nephews and visited family and friends in California, Missouri, and D.C. Now Pammy and Aubert are looking forward to moving into their new/old house in the Fall as the extensive renovations are finally finished. But leaving the house where they have been for forty years will be a huge undertaking. Karen Swanson Crummey has been busy with her many volunteer projects, garden club, and “Teddy Bears with a Heart.” She also spends a lot of time with her grandchildren. This year they went to the Gold Country. Karen is also working hard on the Santa Catalina Fund and asks for our continual support. Judy Botolho Cain is also very involved with family. Judy and her family rented a house on the beach in North Carolina for Christmas and enjoyed the snow on the beach. Judy lost her mother in January but feels

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fortunate that she and her family could spend so much time with her mom this past year. Joanna Grant Hartigan retired this year and is adjusting to her new life. She says she already misses greeting the new students on campus but is looking forward to enjoying her unscheduled time. Mimi Doud Detels says she is in “post docent withdrawals” after a 35 year career as a docent at the LACMA. The new, enforced conversation-based tours were no longer enjoyable. Jinx and Peter were back in Paris in their favorite apartment and taking day trips by train to all the picturesque outlying districts. Daughter Kristin Ring ’86 joined Peter and Jinx in Cassis in July as did Susie Townsend Finney, husband and Jack, and their granddaughter. Jack and Susie also traveled to Italy. Daphne Craige Bertero has also been in France on a barge trip and was planning to see Peter and Jinx in Paris. Daphne also visited St. Moritz, Lake Como, and Zurich. The weather wasn’t the best, but traveling with friends made up for that. Daphne also visited the Chelsea Flower show in London. A new dog and splitting time between Orinda and Carmel keep Daphne busy. She gets together with Franny Farr, Betsy Helm Hansen and Julie Thomas Obering when in Carmel. Daphne keeps in contact with Santa Catalina activities through her grandchildren who are thriving in the Lower School. Wendy Miller Lambeth also has a granddaughter at Santa Catalina who just finished her freshman year. Diana Blackhall Talcott sold her house in Manchester and is settled in a retirement community. She plays a lot of bridge and paddle tennis, her favorite sport. Diana has some plans for visiting Florida and California in the spring. Nan Griffin Winter keeps busy with sports and just got back from a golf tournament in northern California where she and her partner won first place. Over the summer Nan was in Ireland, Spain, and Portugal with friends. Annette Stoesser also keeps up with her tennis and her vegetable garden. She stays busy traveling to medical conferences and keeping up with new therapies. Julie Perkins Layne spends a lot of time with her grandchildren and is having great fun watching them grow up. Sally Blanchard Murphy spent some time with Judy and Larry Cain while in Monterey and spent two full days at the Aquarium and another day at the Mission. I, Marilyn Ramos Ospina, continue teaching at the Foreign Language Institute. This year we spent my 70th birthday at St. Bart’s and Eduardo’s

70th in Vermont visiting old friends from Bogota. Domie Garat Werdel says her life is quiet, but she continues with her volunteer work at the Bakersfield Museum and has plans to visit her sons and their families in Seattle.

1961 The Class of 1961 is without a class correspondent. Please contact Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83, Director of Alumnae Relations, to volunteer to serve your class in this meaningful way. Judi Musto Hachman: “In May/June went to visit ‘The Brits’ in London: Carter Hachman Jackson ’87, husband Paul, and kiddies Imogen (5) and James (3). The grandsons are at a great age and developing nasty little senses of humor. The six of us stayed at a villa in Greece, south and to the east of Athens, and spent seven glorious sunny days annoying the kiddies and threw in a couple of spells of sightseeing in between. For once it was a very relaxing trip. Tim thought he was retired, but he’s jumped back into the legal world for a bit more. Municipal finance has been Tim’s field, so he’s much in demand for opinions.” Shirley Glod Meyers writes: “Last summer we had a great time in OR after attending the Sisters Quilt Show and five days of classes! We stayed at the Metolius River Lodge with friends and the guys fly fished. After, we traveled down the Oregon and California coasts until we reached our daughter Lara’s place in San Rafael for a visit. Next stop was Palo Alto where our son John lives. He graduated from the Sloan Master’s degree program at Stanford’s Graduate Business School. The rest of the last year has been spent elk hunting here in Colorado and three more trips back to the Palo Alto area. The rest of the year was spent in New Mexico visiting friends, and visiting Narragansett, RI and our daughter Jenny’s family and our grandson Jack (3), and brand new granddaughter Ella. If any of you come through our area please call or email and I’ll be your tour guide to the Boulder and Rocky Mountain

National Park Areas. I often think of our days at Santa Catalina. We were privileged to be there at that time, weren’t we?” Pam Gamble Rocchi sends: “Just the facts and some other news, Milestones: My mom turned 100 last October. My oldest grandchild Dominic (22) is still in San Francisco working as a chef. Gina (13) is now in Sacramento with her mom and new family. Son Marco commutes between San Francisco and Hawaii to his lady love. Daughter Gabriella lives in Long Beach with husband and two children, Cody (6) and Austen (2). I live in Long Beach most of the time, as my daughter there has health issues and needs help. My husband is not doing well, and our son stays with him in San Francisco while I am away. I have been wrestling with my vegetable garden this year. Don’t know what I did wrong this season - any organic farmers out there? I still do craft shows. Health good everywhere. Generally happy. I certainly enjoy all the posts!” Penelope Corey Arango: Back in May I returned from a trip to D.C. where I saw my uncle John Barnard (94) and saw Pamela’s son, my nephew Jon Archer. I work part-time as an industrial psychologist doing process improvement with doctors in New Orleans and Miami. Also teach art to seniors at The Palace in Miami; we are giving our first student show! I will travel to Pasadena in December and January to visit my brother George and sister Susan for Christmas. I heard from Sara Fargo, who came to visit her brother in Tampa and Mary Foley Bitterman ’62, who came to work with Donna Shalala at the University of Miami. I was unable to see her at the last minute but we emailed each other. (Since Penelope’s last email [in May], her uncle John Barnard passed away.) Terry Lowe Hall: “Just celebrated my 70th with husband Rob, all three sons and their wives and children. I’ve become my mom whose greatest joy was to be surrounded by her family! Had such a grand visit with Caroline Harris Henderson and Margs Brackenridge Dalis!” Fyfe Irvine Lavin writes: “Ben and I are married 49 years and have four grandsons. Ben is retired, plays golf, gardens, and is a very active grandpa. I work for our son who has a showroom in the Pacific Design Center. We still live in Pacific Palisades. “Happy Birthday” to all who turn 70!” Sharon Gless: “I still live on Fisher Island in Florida. I am finishing up on a TV series called Burn Notice. I am proud to say it has been the highest rated cable show in the nation for seven years running. And now



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it is ending. The closing episode (for those of you who ever watched it or had children who did) will be brave. I’ve been playing the mother from hell. It will be sad to say goodbye. So, a life change for me at 70! But I won’t quit. I love it too much. I regret not writing over the years. But I love following all of you who do. I send my love to you all.” (And Sharon, please let us know what is next on TV, the stage, or the Big Screen for you) Mary-Allen Macneil: “My third grandchild (and first grandson) was born in July. I’m busy with my Zen community and doing volunteer work as a hospice chaplain.” Judy Nagel Cox writes: “Ralph and I celebrated our 20th anniversary last August! Granddaughter Melanie (20) just completed her second year at University of Puget Sound with flying colors! My daughter Sandi has been substitute teaching and adjusting to her empty nest with husband Jim. We are all meeting in Victoria, B.C. to celebrate my 70th! Happy Birthday to my cocelebrants!” Margs Brackenridge Wigmore Dalis shares: “Several medical diagnoses brought my work as a family nurse practitioner to an end. I loved my work with the homeless teens and miss all of it. Even a bigger door opened and free to visit my son and his family – Will, Courtney and Paige. I see Terry Lowe Hall one time a month. Daughter Mia Wigmore ’87 is studying to be an Iyengar Yoga teacher and works in an independent bookstore. Very Happy!” Caroline Harris Henderson: “Anne Irving is still in South Bend; she and Susan are hoping for the real estate market to pick up and send them a buyer for their wonderful home there. They are looking to move to central Oregon where the sun shines a bit more and the water is comprised of lakes, streams, and snow. I had the opportunity to visit Margs and Terry in late June. It was a great time! There was lots to catch up on and of course no one was at a loss for words. For all the traveling I think I have done, Southern California is like another country to me and I was worried that maybe I should have brought a passport! Bess and I see each other often, living within about eight blocks of each other. We have different schedules and interests, (she has a husband, for starters), but we get together nevertheless. We see Susie Munhall Frey (who lives in Grants Pass) for lunch every four to six weeks or so, and next time we are up in Florence on the coast, we will get together with Anne Irving if she hasn’t yet escaped to Central Oregon. Wonderful to hear from you,

and your class correspondent is most appreciative that you took the time to respond!

1962 Barbara Grant Armor Barbara Grant Armor:“Hello to the Class of ’62! We have very little news this time as nobody responded to my plea for news. I sent my request to everyone who was not mentioned in the last Bulletin so we would have some new faces. Therefore, you will have to hear from me. I had a wonderful year being a first time grandmother with Jakie Kangas Beard ’89, Dan, and John close by in Bakersfield. Kurt has also be in Bakersfield but that will soon end as he just got his dream job with the American Angus Association as the Montana/Wyoming regional manager. But my highlight of the year was visiting Mary Carter Marold in Texas. Bill and I took a trip to the Mayan Riveria and I had to stop in Houston on my way home. Mary is so amazing getting around with a really bad knee. We spent the first night in Houston at Mary and David’s condo on the 36th floor overlooking the entire city. The next day we went to their country place in East Piney Woods, TX, where they have a wonderful house. Mary has created beautiful gardens and can get around easily in her golf cart. It was just wonderful being together. I hope more of you will respond next time, and if you have not already done so, please send your email address to the Alumnae Office at My best to all of you.”

1963 DiDi Ditz Stauffer Sally Rorick-Orlando Christine Chambers: “I always felt like such an outsider at Santa Catalina that I approached the reunion with some reluctance. I am happy to report it turned out to be no big deal. I think it helped exercise the ghosts and hurts of my adolescence and prompted me to write my memoirs. I started this project last month. We live in serene Mendocino now; it’s perfect for writing. Nobby and I just had our 30th anniversary. We have seven grandkids (21 years to 19 months) and I work (very) part-time writing home studies for an adoption agency.” Sally Rorick-Orlando: “The reunion warmed my heart because it re-introduced me to my classmates and I got to see what wonderful women we have grown into! I loved hearing about Donna Hollenbeck Ramos and Kathy Reiter Imwalle hiking on the Camino, catching up with Christine Chambers, and finding faith similarities with Trish Scott Williams. And wasn’t it wonderful and courageous to have some husbands participate! My on-going concern is with my health. I am holding the vision of staying in remission, and releasing the fear that my little stroke triggered last September.” Judy Haig Hansen: “I retired as the director of learning and organizational development for Swedish Health Services a (10,000 person, five hospital system in the Seattle area). I stayed on as a consultant to help facilitate the affiliation with the Providence Health System (a 40,000 person, five state system). After that we began traveling like mad: Hawaii, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Southwest U.S., and national parks. We will be in France, Spain, and Italy for two months in the fall. During this time we’ve also studied Spanish and I took up watercolor painting. Both pursuits stretch my brain and patience, but I really enjoy the time spent trying to learn something new. Neal and I (married 40 years next February) enjoy good health and fun together. We

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husband Ron and I live in Sherwood OR. We love it! Our son Matt is married and we have two grandchildren Caroline (16) Mitch (13). They live in Castle Rock, CO. We have a family home in Camp Sherman, OR that my parents built about 35 years ago. Our family is blessed to have it. It sits on a creek and borders the national forest. We spend the summers here so we are here now. Matt and family came for a week in July and we had a super time. Ron and I are active in our church and we have a really good teaching pastor. We are in a fellowship group for bible study and I am in a women’s bible study as well. I am able to spend loads of time in the Word in the summer and I soak in as much as I can. I walk five days a week and love it. Our health is good and God willing it will stay that way. I love to knit and I make hats for women who are in cancer treatment. I do this in memory of my sister Joan Carpenter Saries ’69 and my friend Ann. Our lives are blessed with family and friends.”




in Denali Nat’l Park. Our big news is that we will become first time grandparents in the fall. Our daughter Katie, and her husband are expecting a boy in October. We are thrilled and, of course, so are they. The only challenge is they are in Ohio and we are in St. Louis. We will be flying or driving back and forth far more now than in the past. As for me, my news...I loved our reunion. After working and planning for nine months, I thought it was a perfect weekend. The class all got along and looked fabulous; the weather was perfect, and the party at Natalie’s Club Casa Abrego was just so special. I felt we were the luckiest class ever to have such a thoughtful classmate who could get us all together (with spouses) in such a beautiful setting for such a memorable evening. The flowers were really gorgeous, too!! Mary Ellen Bowlin Briel: “It’s mid-summer in St. Paul, which means we start thinking about winter (I think it’s part of the Norwegian character). In any case, I’m thinking - just thinking - about walking part of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. I know at least two of you had walked it or were about to walk it; could you send me a note, and I’ll follow up with you individually? Thanks and enjoy summer wherever you are.” Donna Hollenbeck Ramos: “Once again, I’m catching up from traveling. This time we did a two-week walk on the Coast to Coast Trail in England. It was beautiful walking through the English countryside and parts of it were quite challenging. We had just spent two weeks renting a narrow boat on the canals. Picture very large adult bumper boats traveling through the countryside-it was great fun! I loved our 50th reunion! I was amazed at the immediate connections that happened even though so many years had passed. It is indeed heartwarming to be with people who shared your life when you were such a youngster and to find that those relationships are sparked back to life so quickly. I especially loved seeing those who hadn’t been to a reunion for a long time...or ever. What a treat to catch up and to feel comfortable enough to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. The email from Ghislaine de Give prompted us to call her when we were in London recently and we were able to get together. We spent an absolutely lovely evening with her and promised to send her best to everyone. Maybe, maybe she’ll be back in the States and we’ll get to see her more often. Off to Seattle to help Mom and Dad with baby boy Ramos who is coming any minute!” Jan Carpenter Kacherius: “My


have four grandchildren (4 to 12) with whom we spend one week in the summer running a “grand kids camp” at our cabin on Hood Canal. It’s great fun connecting with them sans parents. Our three kids are finding their way as we all did in our 30’s and 40’s.” Pat Shallenberger: “Although I was unable to attend the reunion, I am enjoying the outfall from it. I am now back in touch with Jansie Stephens Farris and we get together every so often. We are planning to include some others who live around here the next time we meet. Spoke with Mary-Ellen Bowlin Briel via phone. And have been enjoying seeing posts on FB by my renewed Santa Catalina friends. The whale trip to Baja that kept me from the reunion was fabulous. No more trips until September when my college reunion group is heading to New York City and ME. Other than travel, I am just busy with the usual: spending time with my granddaughter, “volunteering at an animal shelter, doing my photography, etc. Retirement is the best!” Didi Ditz Stauffer: In July I flew to Seattle for a ten day cruise to Alaska with my daughter Anne. (Ever since SC and Jill Ford’s presentation of her summer there I have wanted to go, so it was time!) Sending you all many good wishes. I was in Alaska and then went to Santa Cruz the last part of July with Vicki Diepenbrock.” Trish Williams: “We thoroughly enjoyed our wonderful 50th SC Reunion. I say “we” because for the first time in 45 years, my husband Bruce, joined me on the trek back to Monterey. Everyone at the party Saturday evening was so warm and welcoming; he had a grand time, too. What a wonderful group of unique, fascinating women we have become. It was a delight to get to know some who hadn’t been back for a while and, of course, to catch up with the tried and true of us who make every reunion. We did miss those that couldn’t join us this time and hope to see you next time. We also sent loving thoughts of those who are no longer with us. The old reminiscences flew around so fast we could almost finish each other’s sentences as well as catching up on what is going on with our lives today. In all the weekend was a joy and treasure. Thanks to all on the Reunion Committee for their effort, especially Natalie Stewart, Didi Ditz Stauffer, and Pat Daugherty Shallenberger for all their efforts. We are getting ready to head north to Alaska. One week on a small adventure cruise, only 40 passengers, through the inner passage and then another week hiking and sightseeing




Antoinette Ziegler Hubbard Hello Class of ’64! Here are the collected notes and I know that Bobbie Cella Wilsey has been busy traveling and that Louise LaMothe is being stressed by having her kitchen torn apart by a leak behind the wall. And here’s a final note of irony: Louise, Bea Bosche Hedlund, me (Antoinette Ziegler Hubbard), Claudia Reynold Knous, and perhaps Carol Covington Thomson will all be in Spain on different parts of the Camino and no way to meet up with each other—all in September. Tonia Macneil writes: “I am still commuting between San Francisco and Davis, enjoying both city and ‘country’ life, and sharing my life with my very old friend, Steve. I’m immersed in the two great economic engines of California: technology and agriculture, reading about them daily in the local papers. This last winter and spring have been a bit slow, but periodically I attend my favorite church, St. Gregory of Nyssa


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and play tourist in San Francisco. In Davis, we enjoy the Farmer’s Market and open-mike musical performances and concerts by the wealth of talented musicians that live and travel through the area.” Kathy Hoffman Enright: “My news is that my youngest, Mary, was married in April. She and Tommy, who met in 3rd grade and have dated since their junior year in high school, were married at Mission San Buenaventura, with just their immediate family. The following day they were married in the beautiful garden at the Ojai Valley Inn, with a wonderful reception following. It was a small wedding but there were several of my classmates who have been important in Mary’s life: Laurie Carson Griff, Mary Elizabeth Shea Callaghan and Joanie McCaskey Rosenbaum in attendance. Sadly, Ginny von Hasseln was ill at the last minute and couldn’t come. Fun that Katie Van Horne Rissel’s art adorned the walls of the restaurant where a welcome dinner was held on Friday evening, and she came by so her classmates all got to see her. Daughter Ann had her third child in Septembe; I now have seven grandchildren; 18 with Mike’s. Life is good, if way too busy, and I am so grateful.” Melissa Wolf from France says “I continue to enjoy life in France surrounded as I am by the most gorgeous landscapes and a cultural life that feeds my soul as well. Winter has been a bit longer than usual and spring is having a tough time getting underway, but I have been able to spend enough time out in the garden between storms to now have some color at one end and vegetables promising pleasure at the other. That always makes me happy, too. Friends are back from winter in warmer climes and so we are meeting up again and catching up. I continue to work on my abstract photography, although this year I have no shows planned so it feels like play which is much better and leaves plenty of time for visitors.” Marianne Hidas-Trotter and her husband were here in April and Claudia Reynolds Knous and Ward will be here in September. Julie Bisceglia: “Still working for the Court of Appeal and still loving the job. I am still dancing as much as possible. The big news is that Hayley, my younger daughter, is leaving for her Peace Corps assignment in Ukraine in September. She won’t be home until December 2015. I’m already planning my vacation for next year to meet up with her; maybe in Turkey or Greece. My other daughter, Alyson, has started her

own business in Las Vegas. She is busy, and they passed their one year anniversary and are still going strong, so I think she will make a go of it.” Laurie Carson Griff writes, “As everyone knows, I lost my amazing mother in January at almost 104. Her funeral was so beautiful with her granddaughter and great granddaughter singing in her honor. I am so grateful for the outpouring of notes and emails of sympathy and memories from our classmates. On the opposite end of news, I welcomed my fifth grand child last July and helped deliver her when the mid-wife failed to appear in time. Little Maisy and I will always have a special bond to be sure. I continue to study and work on my passion for botanical watercolor painting. I also tend my large perennial/water/ vegetable garden, which brings great joy. We just love it. My daughter Kimberly and granddaughter Quinn and I are taking French lessons (Sister Victoire would be proud) in preparation for a family trip to France this summer. Sending my best to our fabulous classmates.” Barbara Carpenter MacDonald: “I am about to become a grandmother when my daughter, Lindsay (’99), becomes a mother for the first time. I’m still working as an executive assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Development at UC Santa Barbara. Also still playing tennis and singing in the Santa Barbara Master Chorale. All is well.” Joanie McCaskey Rosenbaum: “In Ojai for a wedding for Kathy Hoffman Enright’s youngest daughter and had a kind of a mini-reunion. I saw Mary Elizabeth Shea Callaghan and Laurie Carson Griff. Then I saw Katie Van Horne Rissel (what an incredible artist) and Marilee Meeks Eaton who was only at Santa Catalina our freshman year, and a little of our sophomore year. She does beautiful intricate mosaics. Ginny was supposed to come but was sick. Also, saw Kathy’s sister, Carol Hoffman Hambletin ’66. I had a good visit with Antoinette in Washington in May. So happy that her stepdaughter lives here because I get to see her on her visits to D.C.” Chris Di Giorgio Timmerman: “I have little to report other than I am enjoying life. I keep house, garden, golf, play bridge, cook, and spend time with my almost 100-year-old mother and lots of time for family, friends, lunches, and dinners. I see Flo Nixon often and we recently had a good catch-up dinner with Julie Bisceglia. I shot a hole in one in June at our country club and am wondering if that means I should to give up golf. We

travel a lot, though many smaller getaways than big adventures. I will be at the 50th reunion but I am not sure how we all got to that so soon.” Shirleelynn Arnaudo Lee shares that at 86 years of age and two hip replacements (same hip) in less than a year, Frank has made a complete recovery. All due to our wonderful hard work! Susie Perelli-Minetti Bothwell shares: “I have just retired as director of admissions after 30 years at Carden Hall. Craig and I will celebrate by spending the month of October in Venice, and in the meantime I hope to learn how to slow down. And don’t forget to save the dates in March 2014 for our 50th reunion. I really enjoy this position and thanks to everyone for staying in touch with each other and with me.

1965 Pat Allen Sparacino Deborah Scofield Kathleen Ramos Sharp: “I have had a busy time for the past few months between balancing work, family, and travel. I spent the Christmas holidays in Europe where my daughter and her children lived while her husband (active Army) was stationed in Belgium. As a surprise, my son-in-law provided my daughter and me with a Viking River Cruise to Hungary, Austria, and Germany. In May, they were transferred to Bozeman, MT, where I plan to spend a few weeks this summer visiting. Other summer trips include spending time in Quincy, Riverside and San Diego. I continue to sing in the choir, enjoy attending musical theater with my friends from work, and am still working at EMC Corporation. I am planning on retiring later this year and hope to be able to possibly re-connect with friends from Santa Catalina at that point.” Claire Low Sheldon: “Still have my fabric store, Tea Time Calico, and am having fun even though the economy is not helping much. Still quilt for family and grandkids. Looking forward to my

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sister, Annette Low Reid ’68, coming back from Slovakia and hearing her experiences (she is teaching English at the Canadian Language School); she will be back in September. We will have our annual reunion in Carmel Valley when my husband is doing better - almost lost him twice last year due to heart problems so we are working around that.” Caroline Lord Mackenzie: “All is good. I’m back in my California house, doing the ‘two of the last five year’ thing so that I can sell this house and retire in Hawaii at the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015. I’ve been very lucky to return to work part time at my old job at the UCSD Cancer Center, doing NIH/Federal grant applications. Visitors are always welcome—here or in Hawaii!” Kathy Durkin Webster: “Evie Lindemann and M.F. (Meredith Flynn) came to Ft. Worth for the wedding of Sheila Johnson’s daughter. They both looked adorable! There were so many activities in rapid succession that we only had a brief visit. They both love traveling and have such a youthful energy about them. I so enjoyed seeing images of Evie’s art show inspired by her travels. I have been having fun with my granddaughter (9). This will be the end of the third year of curating shows for our non-profit gallery, Brand 10 Art Space. We have gotten to know some wonderful artists and have had a lot of fun in the process. The world without Alexandra Eversole is just wrong. I know everyone shares this sorrow at the loss of such a unique and caring woman. Evie, M.F., Sheila and I wish Sherry Donovan Dodd would organize a reunion in New Orleans!” Bettie Hutcheson Carrell: “I recently returned from Italy where my sister Julie Hutcheson ’59 and I had several lovely visits with Anne Seamster, who now lives in Assisi. Her apartment is lovely and her Italian fluent. As always, it was a complete joy to be with her. Before I left for Italy I had a gathering of alumnae at my home in Houston. Cece Cotton Fowler ’66 joined us for drinks on my patio. There were several others, none of whom overlapped with us at SC. But it was a pleasure to visit with them as well.” Pat Allen Sparacino: “I was recalled from retirement in August 2012; the two-month temporary coverage assignment became a year. The plan is to re-retire in August 2013. In April, I consulted in Basel for a week, after which Bob and I visited Colmar, Paris, London (to visit family), and NYC (to visit our son and his girlfriend). We had a fabulous trip – perfect weather, new sights and


experiences, wonderful visits with friends and family, and flawless train and plane travel. Carpe diem!”

1966 Glovie Reiter Lynn Anian Pettit Tunney: “Catherine, our youngest, was married to Gavin McDowell last January on the Big Island. We had 160 people out and it was just magical! I am still working at The Grubb Co. in Oakland in residential real estate ( and very, very busy. Peter and I have taken weekend trips to the wine country and La Jolla, but mainly I am close to home these days because my dad (95) likes me around! I hope everybody is well and can’t wait to see classmates at our next big reunion.” Kathy Kelsey Macker: “Tim and I are enjoying our three little grand daughters after having three sons. Just want to pass along my current email address for future contact. Thanks for being the class correspondent.” Lorri Ditz McCarthy: “My grandson Thomas is in preschool with the grandson of Lindsay Petit Bacon ’69. I live near Lindsay’s daughter, Amy

Donna Miller Casey ’66 and her six grandchildren

Celebrating the 65th birthday of Lorri Ditz McCarthy ’66 are her classmates Perry Walker Freeman, Traci Bliss, Sue Grupe dePolo, and Noel Ferris.

Bacon Clausing ’91. Sue Grupe dePolo is the proud grandmother of twins. The new arrivals belong to son Will and his wife. Noel Ferris also sent a picture of her grandson. She has been to NY seven times to visit and he is not a year old yet! Donna Casey has moved within San Francisco. She is spending time her with her six grandchildren. Sue Grupe dePolo and Donna went on a pilgrimage to Israel in November and Donna is going to celebrate the marriage of Libby Budge D’hemery’s son Hector in Beijing in September. As for me, Glovie Reiter Lynn, I have been struggling with an obscure lung disease since I had pneumonia last July. The purpose of my surgery is to obtain tissue in hopes of diagnosing the problem. The surgery wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t also moving! We have risen to the challenge and are moving forward. As soon as life is in order we plan to head to Charleston, SC to visit with our four grandchildren (5, 4, 3 and 2). I look forward to spending time writing a very long class newsletter next time around! Thanks to all of my friends who have sent comforting notes.


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1967 Ann Kuchins Anne Neill Joan Dubrasich Anspach is still in the house they bought in 1983 in Piedmont. They would like to move to the other side of the Caldecott Tunnel where it is a little warmer but Joan’s daughter, who lives in San Bruno, just had twins and Joan doesn’t want to be further away. She and Bill loved their Viking river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. “What a comfortable way to see all those beautiful castles and quaint little towns that date back to the time of the Romans and the Celts.” Chris von Drachenfels, on a trip to California with a stop to visit her son Mike and his lifetime partner Melanie in Ukiah: “I would have loved living here my whole life. Not this hot, but somewhere closer to our wonderful coast.” She visited Monterey to check up on business and popped down to Atascadero to see her godmother, who turned 100 in July. “My last link with my parents as she grew up in Shanghai with my father.” Last stop is home, Spokane. She writes that “living in the inland northwest, is really interesting. Learning to figure out the weather is challenging. The whole attitude and culture is different. People are selfsufficient and keep their opinions and beliefs to themselves. Not everyone is

A family reunion photo from Louise Vessey Edwards ’67 and Maria Vessey Bushong ’68

Members of the Class of 1967 enjoy time on Savary Island in Canada: Gay Callan, Anne Neill, Wynn Woodward, Louise Vessey Edwards

conservative. Washington is a cool place to live.” Her grandkids Abigail (7) and Benaiah (3) keep her busy. Her daughter Eline is pregnant again. “As she delivers at home, I will be in on the whole deal from the beginning with this baby. Makes moving very worth it.” Joan Seamster writes that she attended a heartfelt memorial held by Ann Kuchins and her family for Tulita Kuchins Gibson ’68. “Her connection to Santa Catalina, her classmates, the Navajo-Cherokee ‘rivalry,’ her prowess at sports and her competitive spirit were all celebrated. I was grateful that Ann had gotten the three of us together a couple of years back and I’d been able to catch up with Tulita and brought our friendship forward. At the service, Ann presented beautifully in sharing her memories of her sister and her sense of loss. Also attending the funeral were many of the families and students Tulita touched over her career. For many of the students this was the first loss they had experienced and it was touching to see them celebrate Tulita in this way. Also want to send good wishes to Joanne Bosche Ehrlich as she recovers from the bike accident while touring with Roz Boswell Seysses in France.” Joanne writes, “Accidents happen even with the best safety lectures. Roz is an angel and Domaine Dujac is a very nice place to recuperate.” Joan had a small world Catalina experience as she “discovered a fellow Santa Catalina alumna while waiting in line for coffee in Wellesley. I commented on the shoes of a woman in line in front of me and a quick discussion revealed that she grew up in Carmel and attended Santa Catalina School. This stylish woman was Hilary Holmes Gustafsson ’78.” Melissa King had a “life-scary health period” with a herniated

disc and ensuing GI issues. “Feeling at times that this was the end, I realized the best possible medicine beyond my sons and friends was my part-time job planning/organizing trainings in special needs topics for professionals and parents and to engage my mind in something new.” She has started a certificate program in college admissions and career advising and says, “What I will do with it is TBD, but that is half the fun. I do wish the serious encore career drive had gelled a decade ago–not that I have regretted or wound down my volunteering activities with church, grief support and learning disabilities/ADHD education and parent support.” Andrew (26) is “Mr. Sports guy,” coaching swim teams and considering a degree in sports management. Evan (24) finished his first grueling year in the construction management world, living in Santa Clara with some friends – “continuance of frat house living as best I can tell, albeit now with flusher bank accounts.” Sue Lloyd writes that “she and Glenn have finally left Washington, D.C. and plan to spend most of their retirement years in Florida. Sue admits this may appear to be an unimaginative choice but insists her dad’s hometown of St. Augustine is very cute with lovely beaches and a good bar scene. (Ask Wynn Woodward who visited her there a few years back or Kay Sparolini and Pam Leggett Grady.) Sue relates that she and Glenn foresee spending several months each year in San Francisco.” Wynn Woodward updates us, “The horses are gone, so I let my neighbor put a cow and calf in the field. The property has gone from ranchette to full on farm with fruit trees, a year round vegetable garden, complete with chickens and two newly hatched chicks. A lot of preserves.” Louise Vessey Edwards is still living in San Diego and “feeling fortunate these days to have three of four of my children and my two granddaughters living close by. We are one big happy family with my brother, Jon, and sister, Maria Vessey Bushong ’68 living here as well. We marvel at the organization it takes to get our families together. Maisie, my youngest, is living in San Francisco and will help increase our numbers when she marries her fiancée, Chris, in November. Still playing tennis but icing constantly. I am a golf failure. I love keeping in touch with and visiting my classmates. It is so good for the soul.” Brenda Beckett: “What can I say? Still dancing in Friday Harbor. Having a blast.” Cece Morken

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Gadda wrote that she and Dave “just returned from three weeks in Paris, Rome, and Tuscany. I studied Italian two hours a day from the first of January until we departed, and it was worth the effort! I’m grateful that my high school French is still working. The kids are now all married, all working, and seem happy. We just wish they lived closer, but we try to see them in Chicago and the Bay Area several times a year, and are looking forward to a visit from the grandkids next month.” Melissa Smith Ribner and her husband moved from Connecticut to Portland, OR a few years ago to “enjoy their two grandsons and three sons, who all live there. We do get plenty of family togetherness now! Living in Portland is perfect! Just like being transported back to the 70’s. I took the master recycler course the city offers, so I know everything there is to know about trash. I am also a beginning wine maker, which I do in the basement with my daughter-in-law. It’s great fun and not a bad product. I do fun volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank Farm and teach a senior exercise class. I’ll definitely save the date of our 50th!” Laurie Bechtel Dachs’ fourth child married a “wonderful young woman, an engineer from Cal Poly and from a family of eight kids- our chaos doesn’t faze her! They will be based in SF but as he has gone to work for Bechtel, they will be moving around to job sites for the next several years. Other three kids have all found wonderful partners so they are successfully launched.” Laurie is having fun being a grandparent to her five grandchildren. She and her husband are returning home after completing an eighteen month remodel. She is still running the Foundation and in true Bechtel style, is focused on very complex and tough issues: water in California and the implementation of the new Common Core Standards in Math.” Lisa Dollar Buehler is still travelling back and forth between Chicago and St. Helena every month. It’s been over five years that she has been living in two very different cities. Anne Neill, Liz Moffitt ’68 and Lyn Belcher Wilson ’66 attended a birthday party that she gave in St. Helena this July for her two boys, her granddaughter, and herself. All four children and two grandchildren were there for the air conditioned open-house. Monica Stockton runs a cattle ranch and volunteers at the DNA crime lab, sheriff’s department search and rescue, and The Garden of Innocence. “My favorite times are working with problem horses and

using massage and energy work on animals. Knitting and glasswork are my downtime activities.” Renata Engler writes that “unexpectedly I was retired after 38 years of active duty service despite expectations I would be extended at least two more years. A casualty of the sequestration and the organizational need to reduce numbers.” Renata thinks “it will be a blessing and I am working to adapt to the changes while working to transition into contract work in support of my ongoing commitment to our research initiatives as well as clinical consultation and education outreach missions.” She is a Red Cross volunteer and facing some surgery “with the hope of a curative procedure. Her husband has faced many surgeries and handicaps but is slowly improving. Renata asks us to “remember our service members and their families as well as the many who have suffered from violence or abuse.” She recommends the documentary, The Invisible War, free online ( php) about sexual assault in the U.S. military. “I cherish the memories of Santa Catalina more and more as I grow older - especially the remarkable people that I have been privileged to know (and love) in my years there and through the years that have followed.” Carolyn Layton GarnerReagan continues to enjoy retirement. She is coordinating the transportation ministry at her church. She and her husband took an amazing trip through the Panama Canal, and plan to travel to Germany for her German son’s new baby, and then on to Japan. “I am also planning for new landscaping after a small hobby room is built on the back of our garage. Our older daughter Rebecca married a wonderful man in May and our younger daughter Caryn is really improving after an exacerbation of her MS. Life is good and we are blessed!” Mary Whitney Kenney writes, “Biggest blessing in my life these days are my two grandchildren, who are one and two years old and a third is on the way.” Mary is proud to still be employed at the East West Bank rated by Forbes and others as “one of the bestmanaged banks in the United States.” The bank “has an active initiative in the People’s Republic of China, and one of the attorneys on our staff is a Chinese attorney. It’s always interesting working on things that are new and different.” Her husband retired and their joint vacation this year was to the Grand Canyon, which was spectacular. Nan Peletz Grand-Jean just completed a masters degree in fine

arts (painting) from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. For her thesis, she made a small building out of large paintings, combining her two fields, painting and architecture. Her son Willie (34) works for the Hearst Foundation and the San Francisco Chronicle. Daughter Addie is in her third and final year of residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and is engaged. Nan looks forward to the next reunion of note, our 50th in 2017. Gay Callan reports that everyone is going great guns. Chatom is teaching at Harbor Day in Newport Beach. “He and Emily have two little girls that keep them busy, so we don’t get a chance to talk to them as often as we would like. Mike and Erica are in Cambridge, MA and he is going back to get his MBA with public policy concentration at Boston University. Sam is moving to Washington, D.C. to go to law school at American University. International law is on his plate and Georgina is a senior at Redlands this year with a concentration in Marine Biology. George is recovering from shoulder surgery, but by the time this goes to print, he will be just fine! He is still a ski instructor at Bear and substitute teacher in Calaveras County. We hope to sell the ranch/vineyard and winery soon, so I can see more of the kids. We are well and I always look forward to seeing the Catalina girls on an annual basis or more if given the opportunity.” I, Ann Kuchins, would like to thank you for your thoughts and notes for Tulita. I wrote the following that was based on what some of her Santa Catalina classmates, former students, and friends said about her: “She will be remembered for her luminous A+ infectious personality, the mischievous twinkle in her eye, her innocent energy and delight, and that she was always laughing and making others laugh. Her students remember her as their favorite teacher who taught them how to be better people along with the value of long division. She made school fun, brought much joy to her students and colleagues and had a life-long impact on their lives. In her classroom, elves could sing and you could win a coveted San Francisco 49ers banner in Patriots country for saying ‘thank you.’”



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1968 Eugenie Schlueter Laurie Gregg Leelee Clement-Doughty: “A highlight in 2013 was Stanford in the Rose Bowl, and, they won. My son, Sanderson Hale is off to Denmark to teach and my daughter, Leigh, picked up and moved to Dallas for a great job. Have got myself involved with the Muir Ranch, which is one of the few large vegetable and flower gardens on the John Muir High School campus. We are teaching the students horticulture, how to plant, how to prune, how to harvest, how to cook what you harvest, and how to make a profitable business out of it. Some of these kids and their families have never cooked true wholesome vegetables. With this vertical approach, we hope to better many families’ lives in our area.” Nina Nickel Gladish: “We have a small spot on the beach in Mexico where we have been spending the winter months and then an occasional visit during the rest of the year. My ‘boys’ are now men. One made me a grandma almost two years ago and I am smitten. I am still trying to play tennis, hike, bike, ski, am learning golf, and I sprinkle in some yoga. I am also a laissezfaire bee keeper. Still happily married. Really not a lot has changed.” Suzi Woodworth Johnston: “I am getting ready to head to Germany to meet my newest granddaughter. Other than that no news to report.” Terry Durkin Wilkinson: “I am finally out of the casts for my broken wrists. I was so disappointed it made me miss the reunion. I am getting flexibility back with the help of a hand therapist. Our first grandchild was born last March and she is a true delight. Jack and I are traveling to our favorite place-Africa-in June with a trip to Tanzania.” Susan Heatley Mcintosh: “The Mcintosh family is growing again; another girl due around Thanksgiving, which will bring us to nine grandchildren. We are fortunate to have everyone in the Bay Area and we get together often. We are continuing to spend about five months of the year on the Big Island of Hawaii and absolutely love it

there. I enjoy my horse farm in Pescadero when I am home, and have now branched out to raising sheep and pigs that are part of a growing organic food movement in the area.” Gerry Robertson Working: “Life is good and very busy. Peter and I are in our third year of living full-time in what was my family home in St. Helena. Although we both ‘retired,’ Peter has been steadily building his biotech consulting business and works from home. We each have carved out our space: his for work, and mine for various sewing and kidfriendly projects. I am also looking into volunteer opportunities in our community, and have begun working at our local senior activity center. In the midst of all this, we are gaining new life skills as farmers, with a small vineyard and olive and apricot trees. We seem to travel back and forth to the Bay Area and beyond on a regular basis to be involved with our three grandchildren. Daughter Meaghan and husband Ryan are both finishing medical fellowships at the University of Michigan and starting permanent jobs in the Seattle/Tacoma area in the fall of 2013. Our grandson (2) lives with his parents (daughter Kate and husband Bob) in Pleasanton in the East Bay. Kate is a reading specialist, staying home with Jack for the time being, and Bob commutes to Silicon Valley where he works for Rovi, a digital entertainment technology company. Being a grandparent is a joy I never imagined!” Mary Wynne: “I did enjoy our reunion and catching up with everyone who was there. I loved laughing at the stories and memories, as well as hearing the more recent news. Leslie’s home is beautiful and she was so kind to allow us to gather there. Many, many thanks to the reunion committee for a great weekend. As you know I am still working but am now pretty much decided that I will retire next year. Then my travel won’t be dictated by where the Tax Court is hearing cases. I am looking forward to doing something else, just don’t know yet what that will be.” Annette Low Reid wrote from Slovakia, where she has been teaching English: “Heading ‘home’ midAugust. It has been lovely here but I know it is time. I will miss all my friends here.” Elizabeth “Tiggy” Garrett Black: “I’m still working as a professional fundraiser, now at Baylor College of Medicine. It’s an exciting environment; we just finished a billion dollar campaign, and we’re hoping to raise $160 million by the end of June. I’m working on a second novel and thanks to sweet Eugenie, I think everyone knows

that The Drowning House was published in January. I’m still doing publicity locally. The paperback comes out in October. My girls are well and happy. Genevra is married and living in Ft. Lauderdale, where she works as a medical illustrator. Francesca is in San Antonio, heading up a very small nonprofit, and dating a thirdyear med student. I miss them and hope to be closer to them both when I retire, whenever that happens. Love to all.” Sandra Clark-Lewis: “Two years in, I continue to enjoy my retirement following 37 years of teaching audiology to graduate students at Auburn University. I love waking up daily to swim with husband Phil and our early morning exercise community. As Professor Emerita, I continue to direct a partnership between Auburn University and the Municipality of Guatemala City, providing hearing tests and hearing aids to children in need. I travel to Guatemala each May with audiology doctoral students to continue this work. This past year I also worked with colleagues to develop a more universal metric for measuring the size of pediatric ear canals, a measurement crucial to proper amplification of hearing aids. We have a paper in submission describing this work and hope for publication this year. Our son, Benjamin, will be entering the Masters of Product Development Program at Carnegie Mellon. We are an easy 90 minutes from the world’s busiest airport (Atlanta) so stop and see us when you are in the neighborhood!” Eugenie Schlueter and her family traveled to Europe this summer, which included a lovely visit with Helena Eversole ’70 in France. “It rained and was cold in London so most of our time was spent in museums. It also rained in Paris. Our ‘kids’ had a great time; we were so happy to be traveling with them. Olivia had the Paris metro figured out instantly! We ran into Anne Munzer ’70 and her husband in a park in Paris! Helena has a real treasure of a place, surrounded by countryside. It is just gorgeous and her ‘farmhouse’ is most wonderful. We had a great time with her and George’s nephew, Keefer, son of Pamela Corey ’58. We went on to Puglia; it was gorgeous, really quiet, and the food was fabulous.” Marian Garin O’Neal: “I’m still happy, healthy, and working for National Geographic Learning in Monterey. Current project is exploring textbook conversions to interactive digital books. Occasionally I get to do some illustration. In December 2011, we

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learned that my older sister Anne had brain cancer. She had just retired from her job as a nursing supervisor at Alameda Hospital but got a chance to travel and see many old friends. She died in March 2012. We miss her. My youngest son Sam was married last September at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. Beautiful day, fun wedding. He and my new daughter-in-law now live near Austin, TX. My eldest son Scott and his wife live in Sacramento and visit often with my two grandkids, Ben and Maura. I’m looking forward to more time with them this summer.” Alison Rand Taylor: “I live in Folsom (near Sacramento). I have three daughters and have been a widow for four years. I have since been blessed with four grandchildren: three boys and one girl. Two of my daughters recently moved near me and the other lives in Encinitas, where I have a very cute garage apartment, making it easy to visit regularly. I have been retired (from teaching kindergarten) for four years and love the freedom it has given me. I have stayed in touch with Anne Hill Russ over the years. We manage to have a couple long conversations yearly, and I see Suzi Johnston several times a year. I would love to see any classmates living in the Sacramento or San Diego areas!” Daphne Macneil: “The skeleton of my life hasn’t changed all that much over the years. What’s changed are the lives of my daughters and granddaughter, but that’s not directly about me. Although, spending time with them feels like the highlights of my year. Jim and I had a very enjoyable trip to Washington, D.C. to visit our daughter Jaime. Daughter Grace and granddaughter Emma flew out and joined us for 4th of July weekend in Shepherdstown, WV. I sure wish I could figure out how to spend more time with babies and toddlers!” Laurie Gregg: “My Antarctica adventure last January will remain a travel and lifetime highlight. It is a striking world, filled with a singular majesty. Life since the Antarctica adventure has been a bit sobering but also blessed with happy connections and plenty of good servings of laughter. No grandbabies of my own to tout, but I do have five spectacular grand nieces and nephews, plus I am involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. My ‘little sister’ (11) is a bundle of delightful curiosity, energy, and humor.”



Virginia Sewell Virginia Sewell: “As we approach our 45th reunion, looking ahead enthusiastically, we have described life in our 60’s as ‘liberating, invigorating, exhausting, joyful, challenging, and blessed.’” As Sandy Donnell expressed, “The 1960’s were special years. I continue to feel the freedom of expression we had then.” Lorna MacKay Smith tells it like it is, “Life in my 60’s? I find it very liberating! Less tolerance for fools but less hesitation to express how I really feel about them!” For the most part, our children are launched, and we get to enjoy the “fruits of our labor” as Sandy puts it. “Parenting has truly paid off and we have a wonderful time watching their lives develop.” Many of our children have married, and so has Caroline Farrar to Nip Grey, whom she knew at Stanford. Quite a few of us have a new infatuation – our grandchildren. Wendy Waldo Harmstead says, “My new role as a grandmother has brought me uncharted joy and happiness.” Lindsay, Karen, Caroline, Julie, Criss, Tiny, Lorna, Marna, Sara and I all echo that! Most grandchildren range in age from infant to seven, but Julie Donohue Schwartz holds the record with siz between 13 and 22. Sara Callander Stephens is particularly thrilled to have two granddaughters after five brothers, four brothers-in-law, and three sons. While we may have reached retirement age, we are certainly not a retiring group. Sandy Donnell, for example, has taken on a new career as Mayor. “It was actually very challenging and I have learned more in the past 18 months than in anytime time period in recent years. I remember going to Girls’ State during the summer of our junior year and did not enjoy it at all. To think I would be interested today, or ever in my life, in Cal Pers and pension plans and housing elements and transportation dollars! Not something that I had anticipated.” Julie Schwartz is our reigning reining queen in southern Oregon. “I am back showing this season and my horse is doing well. I show in the


Prime Time class which is 50+ riders. They will keep having to make more and more classes for us ‘old timers’ soon. I still love it.” Julie is also learning Italian, in preparation for a trip with her granddaughter, and serving on the Dan Murphy Foundation Board in Los Angeles. Karen Johnson Hixon picks up the reins a little further north on her Idaho ranch. She has also picked up the reins of the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth as board chair, relinquishing the chairmanship of the San Antonio Art Museum. “One museum at a time,” she says. She has also just finished a stint on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. This gives her more time to spend with her grandchildren. Katrina Hodiak Lunore is the reigning drama queen, recently directing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in Bremerton, WA, to critical acclaim. Katrina also rides her fabulous rescue mare, gardens, and makes beautiful jewelry, which you can find at Gracie McLaughlin has taken up jewelry making too. “I have moved beyond the stringing and bead wrapping that I have enjoyed and have started becoming serious about metal smithing. She shares, “I tripped over one of my cats, fell, and broke my back. I went into the hospital barely able to move with a cane, and walked out about three hours later almost completely OK. Amazing! I am still working at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine teaching a variety of classes to undergrads.” Tee May Duggan has been a fund raising fiend, recently completing, in only ten months, a $2.2M capital campaign for a new community center. “Geno and I are still enjoying life at Lake Tahoe, still deep in community involvement, still trying to figure out the next step in life and where it might happen. We like warm, sunny places where we can keep our toes in the sand. Anyone with any ideas can contact us!” Cay Craig is looking to move, too, and she could use Tee’s fundraising skills. Cay reports, “I am living in Massachusetts and my husband is in eastern Washington state; we are currently bi-coastal. I am looking for ways to move west. Still involved in the Madagascar work and trying to help the team there become more independent. The work is hard and anyone interested in volunteering would be welcome. We need fund raisers for both CPALI US (cpali. org) and SEPALI Madagascar (sepalim. org) as well as marketing and product design for the non-spun textiles the


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Malagasy are making.” Terry Whitney Baganz has also spent time in Madagascar, as well as Tanzania, complete with a weeklong dinosaur dig. Shirley Paine Morrigan has really been on the move. After many years of practicing international law, she traded briefs for backpacks and completed an 18-month around-the-world trek with her husband. “We visited 20 foreign countries, highlights of which included putting 9,700 kilometers on a camper van traveling all around northeast Australia. Then, a bit tired of being on the road, we spent four months in Cambridge, MA, where I studied drawing and yoga. The bottom line of all of all this is that after that long on the road, we figured out we could live anywhere.” They finally settled near Northampton, MA. Joanie Farr Minks will be in New England, too, after being a super volunteer in “far-away” places. “After working/volunteering in South America, East Africa and Asia, I chose to explore the USA for a change. I am currently a travel nurse in home health. It has been wonderful, as I have had the opportunities to explore health care/social traditions in rural Indiana, West Virginia, and inner city Chicago. I am next off to Portland, ME to work an assignment with political refugees from Somalia, Burundin and Russia. Does that not sound great?” Lindsay Pettit is still working as a nurse practitioner in women’s health and enjoying her family, including her still lively father. “I spend a lot of time keeping in touch with my father, who is 95. I try to see him every Sunday for lunch and I talk to him every night, usually arguing about politics. We come from somewhat different perspectives, but I have given up trying to convert him to my way of thinking. At 95, he gets his views.” Sara Callander Stephens continues to work as a nurse advocate for Good Medicine Consult and Advocacy. “I have wonderful patients and really enjoy my work coordinating care, educating patients on their health issues, and helping develop a customized plan that meets immediate and future health needs.” Cathy Schipper Leslie is still teaching technology in Las Cruces NM, including programming and game development, computer aided design programs, robotics, animation, and virtual building with Legos. Cathy, along with her environmentally oriented children, is “just trying to help maintain the planet so my students have a decent world to live in.” Noel Garin Bock (Tiny)

has been teaching tiny kindergartners in the tiny town of Davenport, CA, for 25 years and still loves it. She has started working on her bucket list, including “barging down a canal along the Loire, stopping to take our bikes to Sancerre and other gorgeous villages along the way. As I get close to retirement, I see how many people our age are affected by health issues and my heart goes out to them. I feel very lucky to own a house, to have good health, and have great friends and children and a grand baby!” Criss Rusher Hughes also teaches kindergarten. “I’m still working with five-year-olds in a transitional kindergarten in Orinda, CA, which I continue to love. The kids keep my laughing, learning, and running around.” Marna Sweeny Haley is “enjoying more gardening, grandkids, travel, and long postponed projects.” Victoria Ames Bernstorff-Gildensteen has now lived in Denmark as many years as the letters in her name. “My husband and I travel frequently to Scotland to our house in the village of Gullane, home of Muirfield where the Open will be played this year (for those golfers among us). We hope to do a bit more travelling next year, possibly another trip to Australia - lovely place that.” And Patty Look Lewis is still having fun: “The 60’s for me were predominantly about having fun and that holds true for today. Many of the habits I started such as meditating, riding horses and art are still a large part of my life. All the friendships that I formed during the 60’s helped to build the boat of self-reliance and acceptance that I sail in today. I am working as a bookkeeper for a ceramics studio, teaching riding, and assisting an elderly friend. One thing has changed, though. I find myself thinking of how much Sister Carlotta loved us all by maintaining an environment in which we could find our faith as well as each other.” As for me, Virginia Sewell, I continue to work as an educational consultant, serve on the Oregon Ballet Theatre board, and help with neuroscience outreach at OHSU. I love being able to do what I want when I want. I have taken up golf, so, Countess Victoria, I’d love to hear more about that house in Scotland! Pam Walsh Coakley was my hand holder and hotelier when my granddaughter was born in Denver. She is as cheerful and generous as always. I just had lunch with Vickie Eidell Johnston in N.Y.C. As beautiful as ever, she has given up the West coast for the East, spending summers in Southampton, NY and winters in Florida. Having had to

face a number of health challenges, she has become an expert on healthy living. Wendy has been delighted to reconnect with Kerry O’Brien Kloetzel, who she says, “is as special as she was in high school. Thank God for Facebook bringing us back together.” Gracie follows our classmates via Facebook on a daily basis. She commented on Lisa Bloomingdale Bell’s lovely artwork. Bridget Hildebrand-Booth shares that they are happy and healthy and that she is still working in insurance and having a great time traveling. What a dynamic group of women we are! Let’s stay connected and let’s connect in person at our 45th reunion next spring. Sending lots of love from all and wishing all happy, healthy, fulfilling lives.

1970 Marie Cantin Molly Asche Smith: “Life is busy with family, work, and recreation. Our son, Chris and his wife, Sarah, live close by in Nelson, BC, Canada. We see them frequently and have great times with Jacob (2). They are expecting a second baby in January. Our daughter, Sarah, and husband, David, were situated well above the recent flood water in Calgary. They are busy parents with Simon (4) and Tobe (2), two little boys with non-stop energy. Our youngest son, Ian, is living in Calgary and still working out his plans for the future. Dave and I have done some lovely hiking and paddling trips in Washington state. We were in the potholes area; amazing desert landscape, basalt plateau dramatically altered by the Missoula floods 50,000 years ago. We hiked, paddled and enjoyed local wineries. I am still working with the foster care programs for the provincial government. My colleagues are amazing folks who put their heart and souls in to the work of helping children and youth. Love to you all.” Iris Brewster-Cusimano: “I have had a roller coaster of life’s offerings since December 2012! My father died in December. My second granddaughter, Josselyn was born in January and Tom and I just celebrated

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Joan Pettley Govedare ’70 and her dog, Keona

our 40th wedding anniversary in June! I am so grateful for the continuing friendships and celebrations surrounding those friendships that were established during my four years at Catalina.” Marie Cantin: “Between my graduate students at the American Film Institute and my fellow union members at the DGA, I feel like I’m in service of some greater good that I can barely define. It feels like the right thing to do as I head into a new decade. Michael and I fantasize about a life of sloth, but since neither one of us is seriously in danger of that destiny, we embrace our busy lives and look forward to what’s next. The blessings and the love of many friends like you who make the crazy stuff feel a lot less crazy. No complaints except for my wobbly right knee and morning stiffness.” Eleanor Hubbard: “This has been an odd beginning to summer. It started out with a “Twenty Thrice” gathering at Judy Murray Allrich’s house. Half the attendees were Catalina Girls. Cara Mia prepared the fabulous cuisine. Also in attendance were Diana Grace Whiteside, Iris Michelle Brewster-Cusimano and Lizzie Mudd. Then later, we celebrated Marie’s big day with many friends from the Monterey Peninsula. In May, Cara Coniglio and I attended the First Bottle Rock. Originally, I was going to escape to Portland, but seeing the stage set up at the fairgrounds off of Silverado Trail reminded me of Monterey Pop 40 years ago. Plus, it was only two miles from my house. I will spend time this summer at Tahoe, Silver Lake, and The Russian River cabin. And of course, out at the barn with Spike and

his girls. Life is good. It’s hard to believe that we will be gathering again in 20 months. I can’t wait.” Mary Munhall Holl: “Life has continued to teach me so much since Steve passed away in January 2012. Our little family continues to grow and I love it! In September 2012, our daughter Eryn and her husband Ryan welcomed little Elizabeth Margaret into this the world. It is their first child and thankfully they were able to share the news with Steve about a week before he passed away. I just returned from their home in Walnut Creek after a brief stay with two of my other grandchildren, Gene (8) and Stella (7). Amy and her husband Tom, who live in Sacramento, added a new addition to their family, for a total of five incredibly inquisitive, happy, and beautiful children: Neil (3), Audrey (2), and newborn Julia. I retired from teaching two years ago and enjoy a part-time position with CSU Sacramento supervising student teachers for the credential program. I’m looking forward to the next reunion. It’s been way too long since I’ve seen everyone!” Candy Murtland Grant: A friend and I attended a Carmel home and garden tour and definitely felt like we had graduated to mature lady status. Not really sure 60 is the old 50. Gary and I will celebrate our 38th in August in Tahoe. We’ll be going to an airshow, which if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all -- unless you are an aviator like Gary. My kids are good, so as a mother I am content. Health and happiness to all.” Neville Penney Susich: “Now that we have landed in our 60’s, that question about retiring seems to keep coming up. I know some of you have already found the answer and have happily figured it all out. For me, I know I am still enjoying school and counseling, the girls, my colleagues, and the challenges, not to mention the health insurance. I am trying to figure out how best to make that transition in the not too distant future, particularly from full time. In the meantime, I always love the summer holidays. Bob and I have just returned from two weeks touring Yosemite, Sequoia, the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Arches National Parks—lots of very hot hiking. Our nest is empty and the children are scattered and also traveling quite a bit. No marriages or grandchildren for us, yet. Andy is living in an artists’ cooperative in downtown L.A. and working on photography and video. Will is on a fire crew in the Grand Tetons for the summer, a grad student at Reed in winter

and spring, and traveling with his British girlfriend in between. Maggie is currently part of the Pacific Partnership, a multicountry humanitarian mission aboard the USS Pearl Harbor. She is her land a nursing job when she returns. Sending love best wishes to all!” Maryedith Smith Burrell: “Let’s just say; I’m wrapping up a book, and teaching seminars for actors and screenwriters. Been recovering from the leg I broke last February (maybe it’s time to stop the motocross) and trying to keep my ‘Irish-fro’ in check with all the summer rains in the Great Smokies. Good for the rivers, bad for the curl control.” Maryedith was in L.A. recently, so I (Marie Cantin) caught up with her. She is just as feisty as ever and recovered from the leg incident with barely a limp. We’ve also learned that Carla Coniglio is doing well, although no longer able to live in her Carmel house. She is sharp as a tack and happy to know we’re keeping her in our thoughts. Lena (Helen) Sedletsky Stevens: “My granddaughter continues to be a daily delight and I continue to be grateful for my health, my work, my home, my amazing friends and community and all the opportunities I have to be creative and to be of service. I still travel regularly to South America and Mexico for our non-profit work and I am still enjoying living in Santa Fe with my husband of 35 years, our dog, and our cat. Life is good and ‘retirement’ is not in my vocabulary. I miss you all and am looking forward to our next reunion.” Jane Sweetland Edwards: “Having shed the exoskeleton of a fulltime commitment to Cal State Channel Islands eleven months ago, I am happy to report that the view from ‘retirement’ is 360 degrees, wide open, and wonderful. I’m doing a lot of writing (mostly children’s books) and I am loving every moment of that endeavor. I’m also finding ways to use my experience to give a leg up to young people who have been less blessed. My daughter Haley (currently senior editor of the Washington Monthly) is getting married at our home in Zephyr Cove, NV, in September and we love, our new son-in-law. Our son Nick continues his entrepreneurial adventures and is co-founder of Boomtrain, a startup in San Francisco. Lee and I will be celebrating 36 years of marriage in November and plan to go someplace delightful and as yet unexplored by us. Best wishes to all.” Pamela Zucker: “I did have a wonderful jaunt up to Ashland. My girlfriend and I managed seven plays this year (Shakespeare and modern authors).



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We added a new activity! Zip lining! My first time and had a blast! This summer I’ve ‘volunteered’ to help on the America’s Cup activities. It’s basically a ‘meet and greet’ type role, but it’ll get me down in the thick of things!! Can you believe the races only last 30 minutes? It’ll be fun to get up close to the ‘mega-boats’!” Joan Pettley Govedare: “We are in the thick of 8th grade graduation and dance for our daughter, Katy. Having a beautiful sunny spring on Whidbey Island. Sadly, I just had to make the hard decision to euthanize my 32-year-old horse, Feather. He was truly a unicorn and we first met when I was 28 years old. Very tough to lose him. Peter and I continue making art and working in the garden. Life is good, and I send my love to one and all of you.” Leslie Redlich Cockburn’s novel, a political thriller set in Baghdad, Baghdad Solitaire, is being released in September 2013! Check it out! The class of 1970 continues to rock the world: Susan Woods (aka “Woodi”) is running for City Council of East Lansing, MI. Election day is November 5. Susan founded the East Lansing Film Festival and also serves as its director. November 6, the day after the election, is opening day of the 16th Annual ELFF. Good luck, Susan!

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1972 Suzanne Scoville Let us begin with a huge shout out and thank you from all of us to Dianne

Klech Saugier and Jalynne Tobias Redman for their many years of being class correspondents! I hope to continue to meet the high standard of excellence you ladies set! Jalynne Tobias Redman writes, “In early June, Ward and I attended a lovely party hosted by Julie Hobbs Bryan for her husband’s birthday. They opened their new home in Carmel to friends and family and we all had a very wonderful time. It was delightful to reconnect with everyone. I often see Karen List Letendre, her twin Kim List Caneer, Julie Hobbs Bryan, and occasionally others such as Dacia Burz Djirbandee, Dianne Klech Saugier, Julie Lambert ’80 and Julie Brandlin Sigourney. Truthfully, as I continue down life’s path, I treasure our school and Santa Catalina connections more and more. I continue to teach in a rural school, which I love. I’m constantly challenged by our students and now find myself trying to stay one step ahead of the fourth graders who take to technology like ducks to water. I’m also doing volunteer work for a German Shepherd rescue organization and as time permits, our local Catholic church. As with many of us, I am finding myself doing more care for my mother who is in her late 80’s and now living in a senior residence. I know Karen gives much of her time to the Casa Abrego Club and the Stanford Alumni Association, Julie continues to teach and often flies out to her vacation home on the Atlantic coast, Dacia is incredibly busy with her law practice, and Dianne Klech Saugier creates gorgeous quilts that are often donated to charity. I’m certainly proud to be a classmate of so many amazing women. Many of you were delighted with attending the 40th reunion. Several have expressed regret with having missed it, but never fear the dynamic Laura Knoop Pfaff is continuing the party and writes, “Following the 40th Reunion in Monterey, Kathy Doyle, Kate Johnson and I met up in S.F. and spent the weekend in Napa catching up over fine food and delicious wine. Then, to keep the reunion going, 18 of us got together at the St Francis Yacht Club for a festive lunch: Page Wedlake Drummond, Edith Andrews Tobin, Joan Maze Miles, Julie Hobbs Bryan, Erica Williams, Kit Henderson, Suzanne Tucker, Juana Schurman, Laurie Vibert Schofield, Alex Bosche, Jalynne Tobias Redmond, Mary Morris Miller, Ginger deLormier Howard, Sue Seely Owens, Toni Pringle, Fredde Foster, Louise

Harris and Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83. I am still in the auction business and loving it. Rick and I are active on the America’s Cup Organizing Committee and are looking forward to the Cup races in San Francisco this summer and fall. On a sad note, I just learned this week that Kathy Doyle’s husband passed away after a severe illness. Our sincerest condolences to Kathy and her family.” Kate Johnson: “I am scurrying these days as I complete 18 years on the executive committee of Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with two projects of my own design in scholarship opportunities. I am currently the chairman of The American Quarter Horse Assoc. Foundation Council, trying to make a significant difference in equine assisted aherapies on a national scale. Oh, by the way, this old lady finally made it to the top five in the world in the Quarter Horse Division. Showing Hunters once again after many, many years and what a joy it is! My daughters have now graduated from Wake Forest and Southern Methodist and are currently pursuing their masters degrees and grad school entrance. We have been twice blessed in this life and I appreciate every day, one day at a time. Happy to say I stay in touch with Sheila Steiner Asher, Kathleen Doyle, and Laura Knoop Pfaff. What amazing people and friends they are! “ In a testament to the effectiveness of the Santa Catalina Bulletin, Perla Armanasco Gray was recently contacted by an old actor friend who had been trying for months to reach her. He saw her name on line in association with Santa Catalina and not only re-connected with Perla but also put her in touch with her once fellow cast member, Tom Hanks! The exciting reunion of all three thespian friends took place backstage at the Broadhurst Theatre in N.Y.C. where Tom Hanks was appearing in Lucky Guy last June. Marvelous! Patricia Hearst Shaw sends happy news! “My daughter, Gillian, had a baby girl last month—my first grandchild! Her name is Harper Randolph Simonds. I won’t bore you with a picture! They live in N.Y.C.” Karen List Letendre writes, “I’m busy these days with my part-time work at Cal State University, Monterey Bay as the project manager on a federally funded grant to train special education teachers in moderate to severe disabilities. We just graduated our first cohort of 12 students, all destined to become wonderful teachers. I continue to lead trips for Stanford Travel/Study, heading out to the Insider’s Berlin trip

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this fall with one of my favorite professors. I’ll meet my husband in Paris for a little French sojourn and in July we are visiting the Galapagos with a group from my master’s program at Stanford. Our six grandkids, 2 - 10, keep us busy as well, and we enjoy visits with them.” Maureen Cate Caballero: “Still living in Anaheim with my husband, Wayne, and my youngest ofthree children. I have started a new venture in financial services and also teach K-12. I remain active as a Eucharistic minister and catechist at St. Justin Martyr parish. I also volunteer in Girl Scouts of Orange County as a trainer of new Brownie and Daisy leaders. It was fun seeing everyone at our 40th reunion. We were a very unique collection of personalities and I am thankful to the day students for keeping me happy in our classes and activities during high school.” Louise Harris says, “My life is pretty stable and steady—same job (steep curve trying to learn all the new tech and theoretical upgrades that come with social work), same house, same entertaining husband, still engaging in yoga, banjo and art in my free time. The biggest event for me has been that my (101) year old dad died in March. I couldn’t have asked for a smoother homestretch for him, but it is still a major life adjustment. As he lived in Carmel Valley, I have been very grateful to have good visits with Marian Donovan Corrigan when visiting with him. No retirement in sight for me with genes like that!” (Our sincerest condolences to you and your family, Louise.) Dana Turner Witmer reports that her ministry work (with husband Ted) in Bunia, DR Congo. continues to be intense yet most rewarding! She writes, “We are looking forward to a visit to the U.S. and Canada this summer in time to celebrate Ted’s mother’s 95th birthday. It will be a great pleasure to see our grandson Evan again, as well as meet Greg’s fiancée, Rebecca.” 

1973 Barbara Smith O’Brien The Class of ’73 had a wonderful 40th reunion last March; a great turn-out, a

couple of fun dinners and lots of laughs as we reconnected with some classmates who hadn’t been back for years! I am happy to report that our email contact list is growing and we are hearing from people that we haven’t heard from in years. Lisa Morel Suibielski: “I really do enjoy reading about what everybody is doing, so I thought I would let you know what is going on in my life. In 2009 I retired, after 32 years of nursing, to enjoy my grandchildren. My son James has three children, Savannah, Gavin, and Levi. My daughter Jennifer has one son, Cillian. They live in California. My husband is also retired and we finally decided to live our dream of traveling around the United States. We are now touring the country in our motorhome and plan to spend much of our time on the road. I have been to Monterey several times and have been able to spend a lot of time with Tina Del Piero. It’s great to be with life-long friends!” From Leigh Mahone Hoburg: “I am in a sort of renewal phase in that Dad’s estate is now settled. I feel a real sense of accomplishment, and ability to move on after seven years. Work was also a pain during that time, with a bunch of upheaval, but all is better now. I have a great staff to work with and, after 12 years at FEMA, feel very close to the friends there! I also ran a “Warrior Dash” recently to benefit Wounded Warriors and St. Jude’s Hospital – one of those hilly runs with 12 obstacles and after three miles, felt like I had run a marathon. Time to get in shape! Paul and I are heading to the beach with my sister and her children, and Paul’s cousin and husband. I am also going to see Bliss Croonquist and her family in a few weeks, which will be another high point for the year. Much love to all of you.” Jessica Jones reported that she didn’t make the reunion due to health and communication breakdown getting a ride. “Any way it all came and went like a warm breeze. Please know I will make the next big one and Juanita de Sanz and I will be in better communication. Take Care” Sarah Haskell said, “It was so great seeing everyone and I feel such gratitude to all of you for your friendship and love over the years. What a wonderful class we have! Special thanks to Sue Weyerhaeuser Messina, Suki Bryan, Lucy Butler, Robin Kohler Stieber for all the wonderful events and arrangements. Basia Belza, you set the bar for all of us and thanks for reminding us to stand up! Like Robin Kohler Stieber, I phoned my dad to thank him for sending me


to Santa Catalina. So missed all who were unable to attend this year and look forward to an even bigger turnout at our next reunion and in two years for our birthday celebration in Palm Springs. Miss you all already.” Tracy McDonald was so sorry to miss the reunion. “Rob’s mom had been in the hospital since February after hip surgery and we were planning to go down to see her in early April. I guess things got all turned around. She was quite sick and passed away in April. I am glad we were there but it was difficult. Both Rob and I are going back to school. Good God, what am I thinking? I actually got my transcripts from Catalina and I am amazed that I even made it to graduation. I did nap a lot in the upper deck of the library though so I did catch up on sleep during my time there. We are planning another business and I want to go to school so I have the skills to make sure our business is a success. We live about 45 minutes from school so it will be a challenge, yet I am looking forward to meeting people and learning. We have purchased two side by side Polaris RZRs. The first day we had them we flipped over and I broke a rib. After that we got our second one. They are a blast and I have learned how to put in windshields, change out the bushings, installed aftermarket steering and am in the middle of changing the brake pads. I am actually thinking about racing mine! My daughters are doing well. One is going back for her master’s degree and the other is taking a break from school at the moment, considering whether to go back to Lewis and Clark or attend a school in London.” Justine Schmidt Bloomingdale’s eldest son (30) just got engaged to a very nice girl from Texas. Good luck Justine being a “mother-of-the-groom”! Diane Hull Gansauer reported: “Back on the trail this summer—a priority the past couple of years. She completed a 50-mile trek with llamas on the Colorado Trail during the July 4th holiday week. She feels very blessed to live in such a beautiful state. In gratitude to her family life and career in Colorado, her goal is to complete this 480-mile trail by the time she turns 60. She is well on the way. And for those of us not on Facebook, Debbie Humm-Bremser wrote eloquently, “What is it about our class that makes us so memorable that Sister Claire ‘cut her teeth’ on us? And did I hear our very own Basia Belza make a clever reference in her Distinguished Alumna speech to Otello as the janitor we befriended

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(and accidentally burned down his work shed!) Robin Kohler Stieber stepped up as reunion emcee/party planner extraordinaire, as always. It’s never hard to get volunteers like Ann Finnegan, to put together killer music CDs to take home or to get hilarious skits or singalongs for our late night festivities. Leave it to Tina Greene to rally our troops to put us over the top on donations to school by remembering our ‘fallen angels,’ Gail Kinnear Miller and Mimi Murray Merriweather. After our 50th birthday celebration in 2005 in Napa, Mimi would update us on her cancer fight and invariably mention that she wore her bracelets that Suki made for all of as if they were a talisman. Several of us ladies even wore ours to this reunion as a bond that the years cannot diminish.”








Sally Fay Sally Fay: We are drawing closer to our 40th milestone in our beautiful lives. I hope, and I repeat what many of you have expressed to me, that we all will make a special effort to show up March 7-9, 2014 to meet again honoring our time together at Santa Catalina. It is time to embrace, appreciate, reflect and mine the parts of ourselves that were touched by those years, cherish the friends and classmates that shared that time with us, and recognize the importance to show up. Of course, it will be a total blast and laughter is guaranteed! Wendy Tayler still lives on her farm in northern Costa Rica, with her two youngest, Jimmy and Henry, who are in high school. Wendy updates that her daughter, Tayler, is a renowned shark biologist, living in Costa Rica. Her daughter Em, is engaged to be married in Carmel Valley in July 2014, and lives in NY. You can do some preparation work when you come for our reunion in March! Her very successful, I am proud to say,” and the she is “looking forward to having them all home together for Jimmy’s graduation in December!” Wendy still

paints full time, with her business Costa Rica Silks, Ltd. “No grandchildren yet, but with my three eldest, could be soon! Latest bucket list item: visit Jane Wileman Cohen in Israel!” Susie Dragge Icaza only has one thing on her mind: Our reunion! Susie is calling out and hallooing to us, “Looking forward to our 40th!” Jeanne Vibert Sloane had the funniest reply to my notes request: “Oh God the pressure… This summer has been a good summer for travel, as the weather has been too warm for golf—consistently in the 90’s here in NY. In May, Alex and I enjoyed a week of events at the American Academy in Rome, including field trips to see the more obscure sites in Latium. In July, we will go to Munich and environs, where there are interesting Renaissance collections in my field (antique silver). Work at Christie’s continues to be fun and challenging, and it is interesting to witness the growing participation of Asian buyers in our New York auctions. I do miss California, and at the moment especially the climate, and I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in March.” Tina Burz: “Life (well, that means work) has been incredibly busy but the best part has been having my niece, Gillian, living with me while she interns with an early-stage magazine, The Untitled Magazine. She’s 22 and graduated from art and design school with a degree in illustration. She’s funny, smart, creative, and loves animals. And for an old person like me who didn’t have kids it’s a wonderful substitute for what might have been. I love nothing more than taking long walks with her and the dogs and listening to what happened to her during the day.” Kirby Walker: “Finished my 90–minute documentary called Toxic Hot Seat, which will be broadcast in November on HBO. Please look out for the film. It has been a 16-month process that has been really exciting, and I am so happy to be back to film making. Looking forward to seeing you all at our reunion.” Lisa Eisemann writes, “Life as the wife of the mayor of Salinas continues to be very busy and full of surprises. From the political intrigue in the city to the numerous public appearances, this term in office can only be described as ‘exciting’ at the very least. The dance school remains very busy and we are in the process of attempting to reduce class size this year. In January, I began volunteering at the Cesar Chavez Library on the east side of Salinas. I spend one afternoon each week shelving books and helping both children and adults. It has been both a learning experience and a

joy to be part of this library. In April my father, Henry Eisemann, and I were part of an author’s forum at the Steinbeck Library that included some internationally known writers and poets. It was a literary event for the City of Salinas. My latest book, Roll Call, A History of the Mayors of Salinas, is with the editor and will soon go to the printer for a proof. I continue to work as a private investigator, but take only select, high profile cases as time allows. I see the reunion is scheduled during the St. Patrick’s Day season when the Spirit of Salinas Irish Dancers are booked for so many events. If I don’t make it, know that I am with you all in spirit.” Martha Winans Slaughter writes from Indianapolis where she is spending the day with her daughter, Katie, (named after Classmate Katie Dennis Wheeler per chance?) going to the amazing contemporary exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s work.” Martha is “an arts consultant based in Louisville and working to develop a site-specific temporary and permanent sculpture program at a very large nonprofit, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. We have three grown and college educated children. I still ride almost every day when not traveling the globe with husband Mark. This year included Costa Rica, Istanbul, Barcelona, and Tuscany. Life is good! Hoping to make it to the 40. Lisa Cavanaugh Wiese is doing a great job as our class agent. We all appreciate what you are doing, Lisa! I hope, that with especially this year, with our reunion coming up, that we can all break open our piggy banks and make your job easy. It is the gesture of giving that counts, as a nice way to say thank you to school. We can’t say thank you enough in life. We all look forward to your next shout out to us to give. Cherie Pettit Arkley is gleefully reporting that “the Arkley family is joyfully expanding! Christmas 2012, Elizabeth married Greg Hammett. Spring 2014 Allison will marry Dr. Jeff Holland. We adore both of our new son-in-laws. We are so happy and grateful. I plan to be at the reunion in March.” Barbara Gault and I were at the same party earlier in the summer and it was great to see her! After I glimpsed her, she sped off to Raisin Lake in Yosemite! “Divine,” she reports “(except for mosquitos) but not another soul around!” Arden Bucklin-Sporer is growing a movement with fellow classmate, Randi Stroud Fisher. Arden started an organization called Education Outside and if I may pipe in here, the work she is doing is amazing! Honestly,

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this program will and is changing the way we educate children about the earth and get them to directly connect to the magical way life works. I caught Beth Barker just before she was headed to London and Montalcino for her annual trip! Beth recently joined the board of the Di Rosa Preserve in Napa. She describes that it “is considered the best collection of Bay Area artists in the world and is located on 200 acres.” Beth is also still on the board of Oxbow School. She loves her work with kids with Autism at a therapeutic riding center in Petaluma. Still riding. My ponies and two sons are in their 20’s. Yikes!” Peggy McDonnell Vance writes from upstate New York where she and her husband, Cy, have a place. Peggy writes that the summer has turned kind of crazy. If you get HBO, you should watch the documentary, The Crash Reel. It’s about my nephew, Kevin Pearce, my sister Pia’s youngest son, and it’s fantastic. So much more than a snowboarding movie. It’s about love.” Our classmate, Monica Lozano made the news with President Obama recently. Kirby forwarded me an article that was in the San Francisco Chronicle (June 8) “Obama defends collecting phone data.” There, right beside our President was Monica as part of the VIP’s speaking on this subject. In case you didn’t already know, Monica is the publisher and CEO of La Opinion, the largest Spanish newspaper published in the United States. She is, also, CEO of its parent company, ImpreMedia. Monica is a member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. What’s new with me, Sally Fay? I went to my youngest son Charlie’s, graduation from the University of Edinburgh on July 3—a lot of fun! Charlie started his first job working for the D.A. in Boston, who also happens to be running for mayor. I look forward to seeing more of him now that we are in the same town! Walter has a summer job in Cleveland, and Kerry is the best personal shopper I know at Neiman Marcus at the Stanford Shopping Center in CA! Lisa Sutton: “I am juggling both coasts this summer. I was just in N.Y.C. for the premier of the movie that she worked on last summer in Boston called The Heat. New York was fantastic!” She managed to squeeze in some theater. “Loved Matilda, adored Kinky Boots, and was so impressed with Holland Taylor’s one woman show, Ann, that has now closed, but worth it if it ever comes to your town!” Lisa continues, “I made a bit of a road trip out of this last east coast visit, going to Connecticut,

Rhode Island, back to the Brown bookstore (Wow! Providence has changed since I was in school with Jeannie and Susie), Camden, ME!, and ended up watching the fireworks in Burlington, VT. Spectacular! I am returning to NY next week to work on another film, to shoot in Brooklyn with Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray and Naomi Watts.” I am imagining lots of travel this year. Looks like there may be work at some point in London. Thank you everyone for marking your calendars with our reunion coming up: March 7-9, 2014!

1975 The Class of 1975 is without a class correspondent. Please contact Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83, Director of Alumnae Relations, at Santa Catalina School to volunteer to serve your class in this meaningful way. Jeannie Jagels Vaugh: “In June my oldest daughter Emma got married to Ravi Agrawal. They met at CNN in London and the wedding was a multicultural event that brought out the best in everyone. His family were there from Calcutta, Singapore and San Francisco. There were at least 20 people from London, two from Germany, one from Pakistan, three from Italy plus people from all over the United States. Emma and Ravi’s friendships extend far and wide. The ceremony was a Hindu/Catholic ceremony and our own Monsignor Connelly, who had spent much time in Calcutta with Mother Teresa, gave the wedding a deeply spiritual essence. It was the happiest day I can remember and when I saw my husband dancing to Indian music at 4:00 AM with all men at that late hour. I knew it was a successful wedding. I am working at investment operating company which is a family business that my grandfather and gather started and my brothers have run for years. I have more time to travel now that I am not teaching. We went to Calcutta last Christmas to meet my new son-inlaw’s family, who are wonderful people.

Jeannie Jagels Vaughn ’75 at the wedding of her daughter Emma

India was a very intense experience. One of the highlights was going to the Mother House in Calcutta that Mother Theresa had started. Her orphanages are all over Calcutta and it was an amazing thing to see the influence of that tiny Albanian nun.” Sarah Colmery Preston: I have relocated back to CA finally! My husband, Bob and I have been trying for a few years and I got offered a full time job at Cate School in the Advancement Office. We had to sell our house in Bedford NY where we raised our family for the last 16 years, and then we were good to go. My parents are both in Casa Dorinda so I am able to see them quite a bit. Daughter Hallie is at UCLA Anderson; Claire has been working for Radical Media in Santa Monica; and Robbie is now a junior at Cate School. Despite’s Jeannie Vaughn’s trepidation regarding our trip to Turkey, we got along perfectly and loved every minute of Istanbul, Ephesus, and Bodrum! We saw great art, architecture, and ate and drank well and laughed a lot. Jeannie loved it so much she went back with her husband and repeated the trip five months later.”



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1976 Margaret Ganz Mia Homan has been very active this last six months. They sold their house and all their furniture after 20 years and moved to an apartment in a neighboring community. Her commute to work as a legislative analyst for a New York Assemblywoman is now only eleven minutes. She and her husband just got back from an African safari with her family and to top it off, she is learning to play the banjo! Gretchen Greenwood is still working at the Getty but has ventured out and started working as a real estate agent with the John Aaroe Group, Sunset Strip, very exciting! As a pre-birthday present to herself in September, she is renting a house in Carmel and really looking forward to spending time there. Paula Capozzi Humphries and her family are all doing quite well. She is still working for the Real Estate Book and running 5 and 10ks. She and her husband Les did take a vacation holiday to Mexico, this time without kids—kind of different. Linda Abston Larsen is still working in the early intervention program with 3-and 4-year-olds. She loves it and also loves having summers off so she can catch up on scrapbooking and visiting with friends. In July, she went to Amelia Island, FL to

Meg Bittner ’76 celebrating her 55th birthday

visit her mom. Meg Bittner-Lastinger and her husband Ron are very happy to be back in California after eight years on the East Coast. They spend half the month in Pasadena and half the month in Northern California. She spent her 55th birthday with family and her grandkids at a friend’s ranch in Auburn. Tessa Wilcox took a trip with her family to China and one of the days took her daughter Maya to the orphanage she used to be in. What a great trip! Olivia Evans Yacukowicz is on the move. She and her husband have moved from California to Arizona. Her husband decided to retire and they now live in an “active adult community” in Vail, AZ (just south of Tucson). They are having a blast! Anne Nachtrieb Zesiger: Lots going on in Anne’s world. In June, she lost her dad and then the family lost their beloved Tulu. Now her nest is shuffling: Will graduated in June from high school and has started college. Her daughter Katie is a senior in high school. Anne also has recorded a new CD with her band, Morning in Alaska. She is very proud of it and has posted some of it on Facebook. Here is the link to listen to it: http:// As for me Marge Ganz, I am still living in Coronado, CA, finishing up the cattle business that was my dad’s. For my 55th birthday, I did something kind of crazy and went to Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. It was awesome! I am wishing all my classmates the best and looking forward to hearing from all of you next time!

1977 Julie Power Pantiskas It was so nice to hear from so many classmates! Thank you all for sharing your family news. Chris Murnighan O’Brien wrote that she is in “wedding mode”. Her son got married last August in Seattle. Then he and his wife headed to Oxford University where he is working on his Ph.D. Chris’ daughter, who currently lives in Dallas, is getting married this January in Georgetown. And she still has one in high school! Paula Opperman

The children of Susan Sinclair Bodnar ’77: Emma, Issy, and Hamish (not pictured: John)

McKinney is in her 4th year of working for Carlsbad Educational Foundation as a staff accountant. The foundation raises money to pay for music and science throughout the Carlsbad Unified School District. Both of her kids are doing great. She did share the sad news that she just lost her dad, but her mom is active and enjoying her friends and family. Additionally, Paula said, “I’m very blessed at this time in my life. I hope all is well with you and your family. I was just looking at my old yearbooks, and it’s amazing to see the early versions of us.” Stephanie Leach shared, “All is well and wonderful!” Her son Howard (Hobe) graduated from Boston University and is working with Disney World in Florida while her other son Michael is a sophomore at CU Boulder. She has moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and is a national nursing policy consultant for Kaiser Permanente. She sends her regards to all her fellow classmates and Sister Claire! It was nice to hear from Susan Sinclair Bodnar. Her kids: Emma (22) is finishing her MA in English Literature; Issy (18) University of Victoria for pre nursing studies; Hamish (20), micro biology/pre med. She also has a son named John. Susan and her family are enjoying a beautiful summer in Victoria. Philip and Jan Davis Painter’s daughter, Leann had a beautiful wedding last summer. It’s hard to believe that our kids are old enough to

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1978 Joan David Joan David: “I am retiring from the field of special education effective in June. Plans include taking some time to relax a little and explore my options. In the last year, I have completed my training as a professional landman for the oil and gas industry and I am currently completing additional coursework to enter the field. I am hoping to land a contract position that will allow me the freedom to travel. I spent time in Costa Rica over the winter break. I went to Ecuador to ride horses crosscountry in March and again in April. I am considering retirement in Ecuador.

It is a wonderful country. In my spare time, I continue to train in dressage and enjoy my love of horses. Photography is a passion and I really enjoy taking photos. One day soon, I hope to be able to take it to a professional level.” Maddie Homan Blanchard shares that all is well and life in San Diego is lovely. Her daughter, Hannah’s music duo Hannah is launching her 3rd CD as part of the duo “Hannah and Maggie”. My new business, Blanchard Certified, is taking off.





get married. Philip and Jan continue to reside in Atwater, CA. Sandi Fleishacker Randall and her husband Mark moved into a new house in Denver, which is basically a remodel / flip. Daughter Becca is playing softball at Hastings College in Nebraska on a scholarship. She’s looking to join the Navy and start her ROTC next year. Her other daughter, Shelby, just graduated from the Art Institute with a degree in culinary arts baking and pastry; she is going on to another school for hospitality management. Son Jeremy has a small bus company for touring. Sandi continues to work with children in specialized programs to assist them with their various disabilities. She wrote that she “loves it and it’s always fun to go to school.” Her husband is doing consulting work. It’s hard to believe that they have been married 29 years. They are planning a family trip to Australia. Lastly, Gary and I (Julie Power Pantiskas) will be empty nesters this fall. We will miss our girls. Lauren, our oldest daughter, is studying at the University of San Francisco. She went to Australia for a summer school class and had the time of her life. Megan, our youngest, graduated high school from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada and will be attending Drexel University in Philadelphia. She plans to study mechanical engineering. Gary and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this December.



Tova Wiley Hornung ’79 and husband Ken


Tova Wiley Hornung Tova Wiley Hornung: “I am still living in Seattle, married to Ken Hornung, who is a wonderful, loving, patient, and kind man. We have a sheepdog/poodle named Daisy, a robust garden this year with oodles of tomatoes, squash, strawberries, rhubarb, snap peas, sugar peas, string beans, tomatillos, lettuce, basil and almost every herb you can imagine. I’m always cooking something in the kitchen and love the creative aspect of being able to mesh ingredients together like my lemon lavender sea salt shortbread cookies. I am not working now and am a B&B manager for our little rental, which you can see if you Google “Secret Garden Hideaway In Seattle.” It keeps me busy and gives us a great income.” Ann Wilson Nelson: “Still living in Washoe Valley and working in South Reno. Jim says he’s busier in retirement than he ever was while working. I’m still busy working as an executive with a publicly traded insurance company. The girls are growing up fast. Jenn will be a sophomore at Weber State, and is still playing a lot of intramural volleyball. She is spending the summer living in our little cottage at Lake Almanor and working up there. Morgan and Kaitlyn are going into 8th grade. They both made the zone four all star swim team this year, so they’re in the pool six days a week! They still love the sport, though, so that’s good. I’m really looking forward to the reunion

next March.” Rose Wilson Parvaz: “My older daughter Alexandra is in her first year at the University of Central Florida. Carrie Gelles helped her ace her social psychology class by answering questions for a project. I’m engaged and I never thought at 15 that I’d meet somebody at 50. And I really want to know what Michelle McGrath and Marianne Croonquist are up to!” Katherine McGregor: “2012 was a very exciting year for me as I started a career as a film producer. I was fortunate to cut my teeth on a film with Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer, and Jerry O’Connell. I will be working on a comedy in 2013, so the new career has gotten off to a great start!” Heidi Grundstedt Robison: “Bob and I have celebrated 24 years of marriage. He is doing very well after having open heart surgery in October of last year. Also, my mom passed away a few months ago. Needless to say 2013 has been very trying. My son Nicolas is in 4th grade and Brittany is in her last year at the University of Arizona.” LeeAnne Chappell: “I have a new job working for a capital finance company doing their website. My sons are both back in the house helping out. We spent a nice vacation skiing last winter and are enjoying 2013.” Diane Gumb Taylor: “I am still in San Clemente working in real estate. All my kiddies are grown and on their way in the world.” Grace Marie Tietje Stimac: “I still have my three children living with me and I’m still working for the Superior Court of CA, in San Luis Obispo. We have three dogs: Bobo, Brad, and Nana (the St. Bernard). My brothers, Martin and Nicholas, are living at the ranch in Morro Bay with their families and my


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sister Adelaide Tietje Crosby ’75 lives close to town in Edna Valley with her family. We all have our challenges raising these young adults–never a dull moment. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.” Diane Ryan Adams: “All is well in Danville. I’m still working in San Francisco, buying for Shreve & Co.; traveling frequently; and playing tennis as often as I can. Jack is headed to Cal Poly and Charlie and I are doing a college tour this summer. Before long they’ll both be on to their next chapters. Peter is busy with real estate again and found a distributor for his movie. All in all, not much to complain about. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next spring. Dianne Peebles Roach: Hah! So close to having both our kids at Cal Poly! Justin decided on UW instead! I did get a chance to visit TG in April when we checked out Cal Poly. Yes thank you Tova for keeping us going. I am doing trial work (health care fraud) at Knox Ricksen in Oakland. My husband Justin still does real estate. Daughter Jessica will be a junior at Michigan, Justin is a freshman at Washington, and Jimmy will be a sophomore at Piedmont High. I just saw Francie Balestrieri Hoffmire for a hike in Marin and saw Kathleen “Reilley” May at a lacrosse game or two when our boys were playing each other. See you in March!” Greta Resetar Choi: “Living a beautiful and blessed life. Happy for my good health, family, and friends.”

1980 Dana DePuy Morgan Mary Diepenbrock Cotter: “I have three daughters: a junior pre-med student at Santa Clara; a high school senior; and an 8th grader. They are great! The younger two are into horses and riding all of the time. To keep them in boots I am practicing law with my husband. We do commercial insurance defense work­— mainly defending trucking companies and small businesses. I enjoy being back

in court now that the kids are older. Last month I met some cute Catalina girls at a Santa Clara event. They wanted to know all about the pink and blue summer uniforms! Lots of laughs about our fashion ‘back then.’ Laura O’Kane is known as ‘naughty Aunt Laura’ to my girls for reasons that I will let her reveal! I look forward to news from all of you!” Lisa Davis Bradley: “Getting together for our 50th last year in Carmel was the best! Nothing like a few years of age and wisdom to make us realize what an incredible group of ladies we shared our teenage years with. All is quiet on the western front. Daughter Lauren will turn 21 this year. She has been working incredibly hard toward becoming a volunteer firefighter and is looking at five months in the fire academy. She hopes to graduate as a full-fledged firefighter. Our son is soon to be 19 and studying automotive technology here in Santa Barbara. He still manages to clean out my fridge on a regular basis! I think it might be time for hubby and I to travel to distant places. Although he already does for work (he photographs golf courses internationally), I’m thinking he definitely needs an assistant to carry his equipment! As for me, I am working on reinventing myself and have a myriad of (mostly artsy) ventures I would like to pursue. I see Mary Fergusson Bakan quite a bit. It would be great to get together as a group again.” Joan Goodfellow Knetemann: “It was a great highlight last year to see so many classmates. All is well in Alexandria, VA. I decided to try something completely different and taught at a parochial high school in Arlington. This experience has made me so grateful for the excellent education we received, and the quality students we were. I found teaching in this large school (5 classes, 120 students) to be very taxing and not that enjoyable. So, I quit! I am looking forward to taking the year off and see where the wind blows me next. Family is good. Mike is (25), is living independently and working in marketing. Jack (23) just graduated from JMU and will be getting his M.A. in philosophy at the University College of Dublin next year. Megan is also at JMU and is studying psychology. She now is psychoanalyzes our family. Peter is great, and we will be going to Lisbon this summer for Rotary International.” Megan Flanigan: “I am sorry I missed Reunion last year. I am still living in Greenwich, CT. I got divorced in 2010. Kids continue to take up a lot of time. Susan (22) graduates from Boston

College this year and is working in the food import business in the Bronx. Kate (20) is going to UVM, studying Russian. Peter (17) is a junior at Winchendon School in MA. No idea yet as to where. Harry (12) lives with me and just won the CONNY championships as a LAX goalie. I used to be a therapist, but no longer. I have an idea what I want to do next but am keeping it under raps for a little while longer. Had a knee replacement so I can still do sports. I see lots of theatre in N.Y.C. Hope you are all well. If you are in this area, please get in touch.” Anne Ryan Harrison: “I live in Washington, D.C. and have two children in college and one at home. The oldest Caroline, is a rising senior at Georgetown and loves riding in Middleburg. I think she’ll take a year off and then head to med school. Our son Thomas is a rising sophomore at Yale, a history major and on the track team. Our son JP (14) is going to high school next year. He loves golf, and plays almost every day. As for me, I had to give up riding for a while after a pretty bad accident, which left me unable to walk without crutches for almost a year. I was sad to give up my horses, but it was the right thing for me to do as it will be a while before I can ride safely again. I haven’t practiced law for quite a while, and probably will do something different for my ‘second act’. I would be so happy to see any of you if you are in D.C.!” Rachel Long Clifford: “I’ve been in Los Angeles since 1980 except for the three years we moved up north and lived in Marin. Our son is 14 and his sport of choice is baseball. He’ll play any sport, but now that he’s entering high school he has to narrow the focus. I stopped working when Robbie was born and have kept busy with ‘mom stuff’ and lots of volunteering at his schools. All the usual things.” Colleen Condon Marquez: “Mickey and I still live in Pleasant Hill. Our daughter Gabrielle just graduated from high school and is planning to get her general ed done through Diablo Valley College, our local JC. That plan works out to be both practical and convenient, especially since Mickey has been in and out of regular employment since August. Red-headed, Isaac (9) keeps us young and constantly moving with his sports activities. For the past two years I’ve been working part time doing adoption outreach for Bethany Christian Services SF Bay Area. It’s definitely my dream job marrying my passion for open adoption with my networking experience. Thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support

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by people in the adoption community and many of our Catalina ‘sisters’, my first children’s book, A Gift for Little Tree - A Parable about Apples, Adoption and Love was successfully funded on Kickstarter in May, and will be published this fall. So excited and grateful to check this off my bucket list! My Kickstarter video tells my infertility story behind my book at www.giftforlittletree. com. It is fun to see this little inspiration come to fruition after 19 years. I can’t wait! My parents still live in Carmel Valley in our childhood home and my sisters and I enjoy staying at our family’s ranch house whenever we can, but never often enough. The rest of the time I manage it as a rustic luxury vacation rental in Carmel Valley:, or, in case anyone ever needs a home away from home when they visit the area. I was sad to miss our collective 50th birthday party / reunion, and I look forward to reconnecting with y’all soon.” Kathleen Nicolaides: “I loved seeing everyone in Monterey and support another gathering on the east or west coast. In fact, we should try and do something on a regular basis as some other classes do. Seeing all of you who were there was wonderful and I regret not staying in touch. Megan’s email hit home for me as I, too, went through a difficult divorce, reinvented myself as a college professor (after having been a federal prosecutor), and am now happily married to the right man (at long last). It was Lisa Tarleton Johnson who helped me pull off the wedding and I remain grateful to her for all she did for me. My son John (15) is at Providence Day School, here in Charlotte. John wrestles and plays lacrosse and does the student council gig. I’ll brag about Lisa’s (Tarleton Johnson’s) oldest son, Cole, who is playing lacrosse for West Point. He’s quite the athlete and while Lisa’s father (and my husband) all went to Navy, Cole is headed to Army. I look forward to seeing her at the Army/ Navy LAX game! My husband Mike works in Washington, D.C. during the week, and I’m up there on occasion too. Believe it or not there really are things to do in Charlotte, so if any of you are ever down this way, I would love to see you. Julie Lambert and Lisa are the only ones who have managed to come to visit but all of you, and your families, are welcome.”  Margot Leonard: “I am happy and healthy in Portland, OR. After owning two restaurants and running my own catering business, I am now director of sales for Grand Central Bakery. I have been with

the company nine years and still absolutely love my job. My son Nick (14) is about to finish 8th grade and heading to high school! He is more social than me and a terrific soccer player and he can’t wait to drive a car! (Some of you know this, but back when I was 37 and hadn’t met the man of my dreams, I went to a sperm bank to have a child. My son Nick has been here ever since, and so far we have had an amazing time together.) Last fall we met up with a few other families who used the same donor for a sort of ‘reunion’ in Taos, New Mexico, it was an amazing couple of days and a film crew was with us and made a great documentary: http://vimeo. com/59323929. I would love for any of you to say hi if you ever make it to Portland! Mignon Stapleton: “I have about 20 Catalina friends on Facebook, so please “friend” me if you are in cyberspace and want to re-connect. I found that time and distance does not matter when people truly care for each other. I connected with my old roommate, Kitty Yurick, and once on the phone, it was as if 30 years disappeared and we were free to talk for hours just like we did in the dorm. I have a degree in architecture from the University of Miami and worked as a project manager in custom homes for the rich and famous in Los Angeles for 25 years. I now live in Sacramento, close to Reno and Lake Tahoe where I grew up. I am close to my mother in Roseville and younger sister, her husband, and two nephews in Davis. My other sister Joelle lives in Solvang, where she owns a store. So, I never married, nor do I have children, but somehow still have hope for the future. Colleen’s story and my friends here have made me consider adoption when it is possible. I also am changing careers to Early Childhood Education and am taking courses at ARC. I love it. Also, getting experience working with the children in an after school program in Rancho Cordova. God has a wonderful plan for my life and I feel like I am finally on the right path. If you are in town, please call and I would love to see you!” Franca Gargiulo: “Our big news at the age of 50, our little angel has finally decided to join our earthly lives here. Taddeo was born in May. We met his wonderful birth mom in May and as they say in the adoption world, we were ‘a match!’ We are head-over-heels-madlyin-love and still are pinching ourselves to remind ourselves that this is a ‘real dream.’ Taddeo means ‘heart’ in Greek and Aramaic. He is named after my late

father who was named Taddeo before he Anglicized his name. We keep whispering to him that he has been given much love and an abundance of blessings. It will be his job to share and give this back to the world and share his own heart with joy and abandon.” Julie Lambert: “I can vouch for Kathleen’s hospitality - the guest room is quite comfy, and the wrap-around front porch is perfect for watching a summer storm in the evening, glass of wine in hand. If you are there on a Saturday morning, you may have to go to Jazzercize with her, but I managed to keep up and not embarrass myself too much! Joan (Goodfellow Knetemann) also has a well-appointed guest room, and since she’s not going to be dealing with teaching next fall, she may need some company. I continue to live in Aptos and work in Watsonville, less than an hour from my parents who are still in their home in Pebble Beach. They are both still doing fairly well and living independently, though they do require more ‘face time’ of late: I do feel lucky to have them happy and healthy! I find time to travel when I can, working on my ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. My latest adventure was three weeks on the north island of New Zealand after a few days of tennis at the Australian Open in January. It’s a beautiful country and I can’t wait to explore it further when time allows. I get back to Oregon frequently as I serve on the Oregon State University Alumni Advisory Council, and have had the opportunity to see Betsy and Margot Leonard a few times. The Monterey area classmates try to get together when we can for coffee or lunch. Amy Kajikuri Martinetto visits her folks regularly, and her daughter Ella has been a summer camper at school and will be a freshman there in the fall. If you’re in the area, don’t be a stranger!” Ellen McGuire Gaucher: “It was so wonderful to see all you who made it to the reunion. We moved back to the Peninsula over 17 years ago and are thoroughly enjoying raising our two boys here (16, 11). After almost 20 years in the food business, I retired and now work with my husband in our business of utility coordination for New Commercial Construction Worldwide. I do miss the food and the people, yet not the hours and physical demands. We also were fortunate to be involved in helping to build the International School of Monterey, a K-8 public charter with 415 students and are just completing our 12th year. Should you come to town, I would love to catch up in



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person. Be well! Diana Kendrick Untermeyer: “I recently flew from home in Houston to Stanford to help my freshman daughter Elly pack up to get a glimpse of her before she headed off to the slopes of Cotopaxi volcano where she’ll be working all summer with Amigos de las Americas. I have room for anyone who comes to Houston. I am also speaking around the country about my book, Qatar:Sand, Sea and Sky. More info at: www.” Leslie Duoos Muzzio: “I’m sorry to have missed the reunion in Monterey but will try to make it to the next event. I would love to see all of you. We’ve lived in Santa Cruz since 1990 and I’ve spent my time raising our girls and managing properties. After working at Apple for five years, I decided to be a full time mom after Lindsey was born. Joe and I are going on 26 years of marriage. Amanda (22) graduated from Cal Poly SLO and will take a year off before attending dental school. Lindsey (19) will be entering her second year at UCLA.” Ibby Narisara Kanchanawat: “Wow, I can’t believe we are still in touch after all these years! I am now living back in Bangkok with my daughter Isabella (7) and I have two other sons from the first marriage. Pun is 25 and Ken is 23! Well, if anyone of you happens to pass by this way, let me know. I actually had lunch with Franca and her brother once in Bangkok. That was so amazing!! I have not gone back to the States for two years now. This summer we also decide to stay here again. My older son is in London taking some time off from his master program in fashion design at Academy of Art. If anyone of you should need a talented young designer, please let me know. He used to work part time for Chloe and Hermes both in New York and Paris. As for my younger son, he has a job at a top insurance company here in Thailand. Isabella is going to be in grade 2 next year. She is attending KIS International School here in Bangkok.” Dana DePuy Morgan: “I’m still living in the UK and welcome visitors. I’m very sad to say I missed Cathy Lockwood Wimberg recently when she came to visit and brought the fabulous weather with her. My daughters, Emily (15) and Lilley (13) aren’t embarrassed when they see me at Wycombe High School (where I continue to raise funds as development director). I’m getting back into jogging and swimming and continue to practice yoga at home and play squash for our club, as does the whole family. Since we moved and bought our house I

haven’t played tennis much or ridden my bike both of which I miss very much. The girls are both into drama and play piano. Lilley sings and is teaching herself to play the ukulele and Emily the same with the guitar. Tim is working on his CV, networking, and getting back into mountain bike riding. He has nine months to discover or create a new career, which is wonderful for him. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in September. We love our newish home and cultivating our garden, growing fruit and veggies and best of all eating them!” Andrea Bohn Eisinger: “After working at Stanford in research in disease prevention and then in counseling and teaching, I started a small management consulting business. I live in Carmel Valley with my husband John, our two youngest daughters, Ursi (16) and Alexandra (15), and my mother. Our older girls both live in Del Mar. Ashlee (29) just had a baby girl and Jamie (25) is working in the wireless health division at Qual Com. Our family stays very close taking vacations together and celebrating all the life events we possibly can! All the girls and my husband play tennis and enjoy sports. I continue to love running, hiking, and all outdoor activities. Even though the kids are older it seems my life is still very consumed with their development, academics, sports, etc. I try not to look too far ahead since when this exciting, enriching, rushed, and fun time of my life changes I will certainly miss it! Having a multi-generational home really keeps us all on our toes yet is a situation that also brings much joy and is a continual exercise in compassion. Mom has Alzheimer’s disease. With her simplicity of mind she also emanates happiness with us constantly. My home is open to all of you any time you are in town.”

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1982 Ann Frasse Stowe Ann Frasse Stowe: “Our family has just returned from a quick trip to London, Nottingham, and Stratford-upon-Avon to see our niece get married. We also managed to squeeze in three days in Paris. We had a great time and hope to go back someday in the cooler, less touristy months. My daughter, Lucy, enjoyed her first year at Santa Catalina and is looking forward to going back as a sophomore. My son Fox (13) is going in to the 8th grade at St. Joseph School in Seattle and we are looking at high schools for him. And my other son Xander (10) is going in to the 5th grade at the same school. I am keeping busy with driving the boys to and fro, volunteering at their school, and look forward to being on the Alumnae Board at Catalina. Living in Seattle the past two years has been great and I love being so close to my mom, Wendy Miller Lambeth ’60 and my sister, Peggy Frasse ’84. Next week we are off for our annual fly fishing trip to Montana where we can unwind and relax together—a real treat. Lynn Gawthrop Bouck writes, “Well, my ‘little’ children are now officially ‘huge’: Thatcher (17) just topped 6’4” and Chase (14) just passed Craig at 6’2”. And Addie (11) is her usual head taller than all of her classmates and we can now share shoes! The boys are big into lacrosse and Thatch has just taken up crew which is kind of exciting from his parents’ standpoint, as we met on the crew docks in college! Craig is busy as the head of a very successful architecture firm here in Denver and is covering the country with awesome recreation centers. I have been the chauffeur and volunteer queen for it seems like forever and fit in my fitness stuff of doing triathlons and playing tennis and doing Crossfit whenever I can. Now that we have another driver in the house, I have the time to go back to school so will be going back full time to get certified in personal and group fitness training in the fall. I was in Sacramento a while back and got to hang with my buddy Buff, aka Colleen Duffy!” Stacey Pruett Tadeucci writes, “Both kids out of college and doing great. First time in 20 years

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with no tuitions! Enjoying the Monterey Peninsula still. This year I substituted in 1st grade at Catalina for a few months and really enjoyed being back in the classroom. While there, I was able to see the progression on the new Lower School building. It is amazing. There are so many great projects happening on campus, you must stop by and see the changes. I am already looking forward to our next reunion.” Beth Skinner Harney shares: “Enjoy our occasional alumnae gatherings in Sacramento with Debby Petteway, Dina Nassar Guillen, Catherine Dee and Colleen Duffy!” Liz Lowden Herreid: “Peter and I are enjoying our new adventure/chapter as empty nesters! We have spent several vacations visiting national parks and exploring the beauty of this country. I highly recommend it!”

1983 Jean Mandel Our 30th reunion in March was joyful and well attended. Although Kim Ward kept plenty busy, attending Mr. Oder’s class and hosting Connie Speed Erickson, Rachel Rice Mendelson (and daughter Elise), Daniela Perez Fayer (and daughter Laura), and Kate Mullaney Barry, the best part of the weekend, she says, “was my daughter Katie’s Catalina acceptance letter arriving Saturday. The second best part was my husband, Chris, saying after reunion, ‘Of course Katie should go, we want her to be just like the group of ladies who just left our house.’ I could not be happier.” Nella Nencini is now ten years in to safari life in Kenya, where she and her partner, James, live above Lake Naivasha. Her company, Tin Trunk Safaris, is thriving. She flew James and two of her three step-sons to the Masai Maara for the wildebeest migration, and this summer she will accompany a family to Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania to see chimpanzees. “I remember when Jane Goodall came to Catalina to talk about chimps, and now I am in love with that part of the world, too. Amazing how life unfolds.” Rachel Rice Mendelson wrote from South Bend on the eve of a visit from

The children of Laura Austin Hair ’83: Madison and Dylon

Kate Mullaney Barry and family (Kate was coming to introduce her daughters to Notre Dame). During reunion, Rachel, like many of us, enjoyed her visit to the bookstore, which was full goodies unimaginable back in 1983. “I still giggle every-time I wear my cougar booties.” Cathy Biddy Bennett brought her family to Reunion, and wrote, “Everyone was so sweet and welcoming to my kids. I knew that by the next reunion they may not be as interested (fascinated) by where Mom went to school. They loved meeting the teachers I told them about: Mr. Oder (Is that really his name?), and Dr. J (Did she really throw chalk at you?).” Laura Austin Hair was sad to miss Reunion, but the gymnastics season beckoned. Her daughter Madison qualified for the Level 7 Regional meet, where she competed against girls from NV, UT, AZ and Southern California, ultimately placing 6th on both the balance beam and the vault. Laura says, “Life is good here at my barn. I have two businesses: the preschool and The Crazy Heifer Western Store. My son Dylon is in his senior year at Salinas High. I can’t believe how fast your children grow and mature into humans you love being around.” Anastasia Cronin McNabb sent a big hello to everyone from Fort Wayne, IN. Her son Greg will be off to Indiana University in August. Son Tommy is spending six-and-a-half weeks in Spain, in a full-immersion Spanish program. In Andalusia, “he got a fever and had to go to a clinic to be hooked up to an IV, and was diagnosed with tonsillitis. He is on the mend, and now he will be applying


Jean Mandel ’83 and niece Margaret Ripsteen at Summer at Santa Catalina

Kellen Flanigan ’83 and fiance Rob Stinett

to colleges in the fall. With Stanford and UCLA on his top five wish list, there’s a chance he might be out in California for college.” Janine Bender wrote from Pebble Beach to say, “My estate sale business, antique glassware business, and Ebay sales, are keeping me very busy. I am looking forward to a cruise from Venice to Ft. Lauderdale in the fall.” Kellen Marie Flanigan was delighted “to bring my high school sweetheart, Robert Stinnett, to reunion and reintroduce him to all that knew him well from his frequent visits to the school. He and I are now engaged to be married, after being apart for 32 years. It was a treat to be back in Carmel again, together, and not have to worry about getting back to campus before dinner.” Her daughter, Madison (22) is a professional photographer, and son Nico (21) has one more year at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Michelle Rutherford’s daughter, Lynne, stayed with her and Rob for a few months while her


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modeling career was taking off. “Since we were empty nesters, it was awesome having Lynne around—drop dead gorgeous and the sweetest creature on the planet.” Ibi Janko Murphy had a moment to write before leaving on a family trip to Ireland. She was struck by how wonderful everyone looked at Reunion, and said, “I think there must be some kind of prize out there for the class that is most like wine in terms of the passing of time.” Teaching, helping with the Lower School Compass program, and family life keep Ibi busy. George will enter kindergarten at Catalina this fall. Ibi said, “One of the highlights this year was sharing in the confirmation at Carmel Mission of Gretchen Mueller Burke’s daughter, Isabelle, as her sponsor. The whole process for me was really moving and lovely and Isabelle is just one of my favorite girls on the planet. I continually feel very blessed to still be a part of the place that gave me so very much.” Marcena Hopkins Peterson wrote from Mill Valle, “This past year has pulled me closer to the Santa Catalina community. Two of my son’s eighth-grade classmates were interested in Catalina, and I had the honor of introducing their families during an open house in December. Sister Claire was so kind to these girls and chatted with them long after the luncheon ended. Much to my joy, Elsa Sandbach and McCall Brinskele were both accepted as boarders and will be attending this fall. The icing on the cake was getting the news during Reunion Weekend. My older son Soren is off to Tamalpais High come fall. Sebastian is going in to 5th grade. As many of you know, he was diagnosed with T1 Diabetes three years ago. His strength and courage inspired me to start a support group, T1D Marin. We are now over 40 families strong and I feel at times this might very well indeed be my life work.”







Victoria Manassero Maat Our lives continue to be busier than ever! Some of us are off to graduate school. Many of us are preparing our children to return to school. And, a few of us

even have children who are driving or in college. Wow that gives us so much you catch up on when we get together for our 30th reunion! I will post an invitation to gather on March 7-8, 2014. Optional events will include a hike on Sunday, children included. We did this at the 25th and had an amazing time hiking and chatting. If enough people commit to attending, I can find a group rate for our class at a hotel on the Peninsula. Lastly, I need help calling classmates and encouraging them to attend. Let’s plan on getting together for this special event!

1985 Krysia Belza Logsdon Serena Fritz-Cope writes: “Getting ready for summer. My Callaghan (15) is off to Stuart Hall and doing well. Lucinda is in seventh grade and really wants to go to Catalina. Clayton? He is in fifth grade and I will be taking him to Cooperstown for his birthday.” My parents sent me a box of my cassette tapes. I’d say ‘old’ but that’s probably a technological given. Yes, twenty-eight years and they still work (consequently I discovered my SUV actually had a tape cassette player which I had never noticed before). There was something so familiar in the sound of the cassette rattling in the plastic case, how the case opened, the way it slipped into the cassette player with one push of my finger, and the anticipation of wondering what I was going to hear first. Madonna’s Lucky Star flooded the sound system. As I perused through the box past Madness, Bananarama, The Beat, Symbolic 4, and other old friends, I came across mix tapes, too. Created with love, songs carefully chosen, painstakingly recorded. And memories surfaced of school dances, roller skating to 80’s tunes in Study Hall, staying up late to hear your favorite DJ on KSPB. In my (Krysia Belza Logsdon) request for news from classmates, among other questions I asked ‘What will you say yes to today? My yes is to another sprint triathlon in Seattle this Fall. Number

three and counting—never too late to start something new!” Kirsten Kendrick: “As I venture out to work another 12-hour day, your message challenged me to center my thoughts and look at my life in a place of much more peace as I think about your questions. I am still racing but goodness am I slow. On a small world side note, the man that I have been dating for the last five years went to school with a Santa Catalina alumna (Susan Work Ward ’73). When we had our first date he started laughing after I said some silly thing and stated, “Ah ha! I knew you were a ‘Catalina girl.’” Casey Ricciardi Yeager: “Summer has been filled with fun! Isabella (7) has become quite the little surfer girl, surfing with her daddy almost every day. She loves it—and I love watching. She will be starting second grade this fall. I volunteer at her school every morning and afternoon, which keeps me busy and smiling. These kids are a total crack up. Hoping to get up to Tahoe before the summer ends for one last final hurrah! I got to see Kirsten Kendrick and her lovely daughter, Brigette. We made clam chowder, talked, giggled and walked—it was a great day. I wish I had more of those visits with classmates/friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone for another unbelievable and unforgettable reunion. Love to all!” Stefanie Post Pollard: “Things in L.A. are ever busy. My son started his junior year already and my daughter is starting Immaculate Heart middle school this fall. My husband is back in Tennessee working again this year. I have enjoyed being on the Alumnae Board and it’s been fun to be at different events for school over the last couple of years. I am hoping to move away from volunteering primarily for my children’s schools and activities to volunteering for our community at large. We have such a large amount of

Lisa Logan Baravalle ’85 with daughter Morgan and son Cameron

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Karin McDermott ’85 with sons Connor and Colin

underserved kids in Los Angeles that I would really like to volunteer helping where it might be helpful. Hope everyone is well! Lisa Peirce Hansen: “Not much new here. Our kids are 9 and 10 years old. Peirce plays ice hockey and Quincy is doing competitive gymnastics. We bought our dream home in Encinitas last fall and we are fixing it up. I am still working part time and Greg is still with Solana Beach Fire Department. Would love to catch up!” And a wonderful (and rare) appearance from Kim Fay in this edition recounting a hilarious story about skiing with Jenny Evenson McClure at Northstar over MLK weekend. Skiing is fine but apparently it’s the standing part that poses the greatest challenge, not to mention a few yard sales sliding down the mountain involving innocent bystanders. And this made for a weekend of more laughter than Kim can remember and a reminder that there is no one in this world funnier to her than Jenny. Christina Nalchajian Whitley: “I’m still at home with the kids but contemplating heading back to work as an attorney since we will have three kids in college at the same time. Our oldest Julia is at Santa Catalina for summer camp and loving it. As I was dropping off Julia, I ran into Andrea Watson-Bross. Her daughter Juliette also attended camp. It was great to see her! I enjoy visits with Celia Shelton Rogers , Trina Rowe Audley, Jamie Buffington Browne and Amy Pine in the Bay Area; though, I think all of us would say that we wished we saw more of each other. My husband Marshall recently retired after 20 years as a judge in Alameda County. He is now the Dean of the LLM Tax Program at Golden Gate School of Law and also does private mediation and arbitration through ADR Services. His focus is trusts, estates,

probate and taxation. It is an exciting change for him.” Karin McDermott: “By the time the Bulletin goes to print, I will be an empty nest. Connor is in his last year of college and Colin is just beginning at Stanford. And the second chapter of my life will have begun to ink its pages. My wee mumma heart will be a little melancholy to be sure, but will also be seeking uninterrupted bubble baths at the end of each soul nourishing work day. My Catalina connection was ignited by visits from Kirsten Ritzau and Krysia Belza Logsdon. Last but not least was my summer birthday vacation. I went to Italy with Hans and Lora Farnstrom. It was a blast! Art, wine, and good friends—always a fabulous combination.” I, (Kysia Belza Logsdon) too, had a few great classmate visits this year. First with Carolyn Kimble Larsen in Ketchum while on vacation here with her family, and the second, a layover lunch with Kari McDermott in Manhattan Beach. I’m always amazed that it can be years since classmates have seen each other yet we always manage to pick up right where we left off without hesitation.” Lisa Logan-Baravalle writes: “Our daughter, Morgan, is off to Kent with the Headmaster’s Merit Scholarship in hand. We are thrilled for her and so proud. And Cameron will be entering the 7th grade at IMS Upper School at last. Both play soccer very seriously so I find myself driving a lot. Thankfully, I live in a place with very scenic roads. When not caring for my little ones I am in the studio - de.MO - or down at the Alicia Adams Alpaca showroom. It is all a bit nuts but I am grateful to be able to work on projects and with people that inspire me. I hope to see more of my Catalina friends over the next year!”

1986 Katharine Folger Yeager “After spending the last three years working as the Director of External Relations and Interim Director of the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong (a U.S. non-profit organization focusing on cultural exchange in the arts between

Asia and the U.S.), Marissa Fung Shaw is returning to a volunteer capacity in order to pursue her own design and arts projects. Marissa was in Carmel recently with her husband thinking of all of us as Howard Jones played on the radio. Please call her if your travels bring you through Hong Kong. Dayna Grubb and Terry are celebrating 20 years together this year. They love living in North Berkeley and spend a lot of time at their house in Tahoe with their dogs, Ella and Lulu. Dayna’s business ( is also celebrating its 20th. They sell gorgeous, imported handmade shoes—online only. Dayna does a lot of international travel throughout the year. She really enjoys her bi-annual jaunts to Paris and Milan to scout out shoes. For fun this June, Dayna went to Cambodia (Angkor Wat) and Thailand (Chiang Mai). She loved taking care of the elephants at a refuge and visiting the temples. Also hitting the international circuit is Kristin Ring. She took a well-deserved break from the courthouse to celebrate an early birthday with a trip to France and Ireland. Well rested after her stay in Cassis, Ringer is back to enjoying life in San Francisco. Maggie Lilienthal Mac Nab and her crew are having a fabulously fun summer filled with swim lessons and camps. They also are enjoying their new vacation home in the Sierras at Lake Almanor. Ulrike Devoto sends congratulations to Judy Oh who ran her first half marathon in July - yay! Judy and Ulrike and their

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Kristin Ring ’86 with her mom, Jinx Hack Ring ’60, and her dad Peter

families spent a few days on the Oregon coast in June. They love watching their six year old daughters play together. Rene McCurry Johnson’s daughter Sam (13) is constantly—and she means constantly—riding in the 3’ equitation and 3’3 jumpers. She is regularly beating Rene. Caroline (10) loves the stage and had a starring role as Baloo in a local production of Jungle Book. Both girls had a great time at Catalina’s summer camp this year. In other big news, the family adopted a pariah dog from India. Karma is keeping life interesting, especially for the family’s older rescue dog, Riley. Please remember to look them up if you take the kids on college tours as the Johnsons live between N.Y.C. and Philadelphia. Speaking of dogs, the big news for my (Katharine Folger Yeager) family is that we are getting an Australian labradoodle puppy. Jackson (7) cannot wait for Rudy’s arrival in August. Speaking of horses, Meg Gibbons Bertero and her daughter Quinn (11) also share a love of horses. Meg’s first love was horses and her current love is her boy, Turk. Quinn and Blake (9) also had a great time at Catalina Summer Camp. Meg and Craige took advantage of that time to sneak off to Ojai for some hiking and exercising. The Bertero clan is healthy and looking forward to spending August in Sun Valley. They have rented a house there for the first time and are really looking forward to their trip. Lisa Fischer Aycock says hello from Rochester, NY where all is well. Tyler just finished his freshman year at SUNY Albany. He made the lacrosse team, which had a great season and managed to end the season

10th in the nation. The family made all but one game and is now counting down the days until the start of next season. Juliet just finished her freshman year in high school and is gearing up for next year. Danny is still on a ship in Brazil and travels back and forth every month. Frances Domingo Reilly will be an empty-nester come September. Her son starts his freshman year at UCSB. Frances plans on devoting lots of time to her photography business. Her new “product” this year is contemporary glamour, which she calls “true beauty.” Check out her work: The Lucas family is mixing it up big time. Sarah Smith Lucas reports that with Mary heading into her senior year at Parson’s and Jack into his sophomore year at Duke, she and Don sold Amador Farms - furnishings and all and are spending a relaxing summer in Southern California and then starting a new adventure together. What a way to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary—a new house. Brenda Trousdell is also starting a new at home and work. Unfortunately, for her family, it was due to a terrible house fire. The good news is that after 13 months, they are back in their home and safer than ever. They all were touched by the outpouring of help from people who lifted them up in their time of need. In the midst of all this, Brenda and Mark started a new catering company in S.F. (49Square Catering) specializing in large-scale corporate events and weddings. Their sons Jackson (12) and Nicholas (11) placed 15th and 16th in the U.S. Fencing Nationals. Brenda couldn’t be prouder, especially given everything their family has been through. Brenda also has been very good keeping in touch with our classmates. She had a fantastic dinner with Rene (McCurry Johnson) when she was in town. She, Judy Oh, and Cristina Ospina have a girls weekend planned in Phoenix in the Fall. And, Brenda will be seeing Jenny Hills Asher and her family when they hit the Bay Area this summer. Stay tuned for updates in the next edition. Amy Hall McNamara: “We just finished a great year with all three kids finally in school. Ginny (9) and Margaret (6) are at Burkes and Jack (6) at Stuart Hall for Boys. We vacationed during school breaks in Key Largo enjoying the sunshine, boating, swimming and fishing. Meg Gibbons Bertero and I took a fun girls trip to L.A. last fall to celebrate our birthdays, (both November 28!). This spring, Michael and I enjoyed entertaining in retro style

at a “MadMen & Martinis” benefit party we hosted, where beehives and skinny ties abounded. This summer we are all enjoying a break from the rigorous school and sports schedules, spending time with friends and family in Silverado Napa. I am working on wrapping up three renovation projects before my school volunteer commitments kick into high gear this September. I hope to see more of my classmates this year!”

1987 China Flannigan A thank you goes to Sandra Kerr Louchard for her many years serving as our Class Correspondent. Cynara Coomer is currently living in New York City. She is the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Her husband, Dr. Jonathan Deitch, is the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Associate Chairman of Surgery at the same medical center. They have the most beautiful and brilliant daughter, Olivia Rose (2). She will be starting PreK in September at Staten Island Academy, where Cynara is

Daughter of Diana Papini Warren ’87

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on the Board of Trustees. “Life is New York is fun, exciting, fulfilling and hecti!! I hope all my former classmates are doing well.” Sylvia Estrada Hellmund writes, “We are still in Key Biscayne after five years. My son Sebastian will be entering the 5th grade and Natasha will be going into Pre-K in September. My sister Ana Estrada Wallis ’85 had major surgery in January on her vertebrae, and after giving us a big scare, is recovering nicely. In June, I went to visit Katie Hunt Smith with my family. She is doing very well, living outside of London with her husband and three beautiful children. It was great seeing her! Hope to see you all soon!” Susan Smith Nixon says, “Aloha! Audrey is at Catalina’s camp this summer and loving it! This is her fifth summer and she is having a great time! I am racing ‘Hood to Coast’ in August, a fun ultradistance relay race. We did several 1/2 Ironman races this past year. Our plans next year include the Big Sur Marathon. I continue my work with Starbucks and will be transferring back to the mainland in the next two years. I am excited for the opportunities. Mahalo!” Diana Papini Warren is still living on Maui with her husband and two kids (6 and 3). She recently launched a new summer camp business called Geo Explorers, which engages kids in the beautiful outdoor ecosystems on Maui in hi-tech, handson scientific investigations. Every camp ends with a dramatic arts performance featuring Diana’s ukulele accompaniment, too! Her daughter recently learned to surf, so now the whole family can catch waves together since their three-yearold rides with Dad! Barbara Domingo is currently in between projects and is enjoying some much deserved free time. Recently she has been able to catch up with fellow classmates Elisa Lehr Hughes and Susan Dalessio Batterton.


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Deborah Smith Spicer: “Yes, my oldest Matthew is off to the University of Arizona in August. Cannot believe it; it goes way too fast. My middle son Josh will be a sophomore and my youngest Luke will be in 7th grade. Life is full and I appreciate all the blessings and challenges of raising three boys. Greg and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary in September. Hope you are well and look forward to hearing how everyone else is doing.” Veronica Fujisawa Vaisset-Fauvel says “In two weeks I am leaving for Iceland to run a 156-mile ultra-marathon, self-supported. I am running to raise awareness of the disease of addiction. Qualified for and hope to run the granddaddy of all ultras, Western States, next year. Otherwise, I am working fulltime and enjoying Sebastian and Chloe who are occupied with club soccer and piano.” Andrea Leffel Coleman says she loved seeing everyone at the reunion, and thanks to everyone who made the effort. Can’t believe it’s been 25 years! Serena Bennett Padian’s daughter Maddie (12) is enjoying her second year of summer camp at Catalina, while son Jack enjoys being part of the Palos Verdes All Star Little League team. Both Jack and Will (9) joined Serena on a trip to Colorado where they all went river rafting and enjoyed a rodeo in Cheyenne, WY.

Greetings! Our 25th Reunion is only a few months away. Please keep an eye on your inboxes and mailboxes for information and announcements. It would be fantastic to see everyone there. Facebook continues to be a great way to stay connected. Several of you shared what you have been up to via Facebook. Rebecca Khamneipur Morrison writes, “I’m enjoying life in Arlington, VA with my husband, Rich, and my two boys, Max (8) and Leo (6). I love staying home with the kids and also enjoy doing some periodic legal and business consulting work from home. I had my 20 year Georgetown reunion in late May where I saw Barbara DiDonato Volkman and Mary-Katherine Garcia Kutac. We had so much fun catching up. A few weeks later, Kim Meek Shickel came for a quick visit and we had a fun filled weekend together. This summer, during my visit to Vancouver to see my parents, I was able to go see Bridget Callaghan Zaro, Kim Rudas Goerlitz, and Haley King Lhamonon. It was wonderful spending time with their

Members of the Class of 1989 enjoying some quality time together: Bridget Callaghan Zaro, Rebecca Khamneipur Morrison, and Kim Rudas Goerlitz


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families and catching up. They are all doing great. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion in March.” Vanessa Tiyaamornwong Cazzell’s family keeps her busy. “Milo is going into 2nd grade and Kaeden starts preschool! Work has also been keeping me busy and I work around the boys’ schedules, which means some late nights.” Her husband left Kaiser in January to start a private practice. He is also on the faculty at UCSF and at end of this year will be assuming a co-directorship of a new wound care and limb salvage center. She is looking forward to seeing everyone at reunion. Beth Russo Tarallo writes that her son “Johnny, is going to be a senior in high school in the fall and will begin the college application process. I can’t believe how time flies! My youngest daughter Jenna is still at Catalina and will be a 4th grader in the fall. Lastly, my other daughter Juliana is starting Catalina Upper School as a freshman! It seems like just yesterday we were all there together meeting for the first time and making wonderful memories. We had a wonderful class. My family and I are doing great and wish everyone the best!” Heidi Cohen Cook has exciting news to share. “After 20 years with IGT, I have chosen a career change. I am now the director of business development for Advanced Business Information. We are a business solutions company based out of the Silicon Valley. I will be based in Las Vegas.” As for me Elizabeth Maher Purdum, we recently moved from the East Bay to Morgan Hill. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Theresa Rounseville during our move. Theresa is studying interior design. She has been helping make our new home look fabulous!

1990 Augustina Stevens Many thanks to Jeanene Liscomb Ebert for her years as serving as our Class Correspondent. Here is her last entry: “Hello, Catalinians! It’s been a wonderful 2013 — so many amazing things have been happening in our lives. Many of us have

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Daughters of Jeanene Liscomb Ebert ’90: Jolie and Jaden

gotten together for amazing visits; so many vacations we have gone on (not necessarily with each other); children growing; love blooming; families changing; loss, gains; ups and downs; ins and outs. My life has changed dramatically, of which I prayed that it would, and I was given a lot more to do! I am in training, and by the time this publishes, I will be a personal fitness trainer and teaching a BarreVite exercise class at the YMCA in my town! I feel so blessed with this new career and am looking forward to all it has to offer me and my family. We have also started a new business, Corn On The Cabo, selling Mexican corn on the cob at the local Farmers Open Aire Market and other markets in the area. We are excited about this venture, and it has added much more work onto my plate. Magically, I am making it through. My girls are growing big and strong; Jolie (8) is in third grade, and Jaden (5) is in kindergarten. I continue to be blown away in pure excitement and happiness at my daughters’ school. I never imagined them to have such an awesome education at a public school; this one is so much like a private school. We are blessed by the education my children are getting. My husband, Jon C. Ebert, and I will be celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in August. I am sorry to have to say that with so much change in my life in such a short span, I will no longer be able to continue being the Class Correspondent. It has been so much fun. I feel honored to have been asked to do it, but I must pass the torch. Thank you, Catalina and my dearest classmates. Congratulations to Elizabeth Johnson Hornsey and husband Phillip on their wonderful wedding in May 2013! Many blessings to them.”

From the looks of Facebook, everyone has been very busy with travel, work, celebrations, and the like. So busy in fact, that submitting their news must have slipped their minds! Thankfully, I have a few tidbits to include in the Bulletin this time around. Jeanne Brown Brollier sent her news from South Carolina. “I was so pleased to read about everyone’s updates in the last issue. Everyone seems to be doing so well! Life in Charleston, SC is great! Charleston was voted the best town for tennis, and I agree. I’ve been playing a lot, and the two divisions I play made it to playoffs! Besides being active in tennis, I live the life of my three boys (8, 4, and 2). I’m never bored! I hope everyone is doing well!” Monica Duflock Kwait is also the mother of three boys, and it sounds like their schedules keep her pretty busy as well. She sits on the board of the boys’ school and volunteers there as well. “My three boys and I are super-busy with school, sports, and all of the extras. We spent Christmas at the ranch with all of our cousins and family and then New Year’s in Palm Springs with friends. In November, I hosted Amanda Hennigan Mansour, Alison Morey Garrett, Daphne Demas Ghriskey, Cindy Kitchell, Cammie Calcagno Newell, Amy Bacon Clausing, and Hillary Meek for an amazing girls’ weekend here at my home. We spent a fun evening in the City, followed by a relaxing day of wine tasting in Napa. It was a really wonderful weekend of girl time, Catalina stories and just connecting again! The boys and I were at Catalina in June 2012 for my nieces’ graduations: Margaret-Jane Foletta ’12 and Quinn Bernal ’12 LS. As for Marita Quint Bruni, she and husband David took the kids up to Lake Tahoe this summer for a long weekend. Daughter Addison (3) wanted to spend every second in the pool, and so we did. I’m trying my best to balance two kids and work, which thankfully I’m able to do from home. A couple of additional stores have picked up my children’s clothing line which is great! I’d love to include more news next go around, so please write in!

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Twin daughters of Pam Edwards Brown ’93: Sophia and Olivia

Marisa Frank McArthur ’93 and Kerri Robinson Johnson ’92 at Marisa’s baby shower

1992 Amy Paulsen Rebecca Hays-Rovey writes: “My second child, John Henry, arrived in April! Keeping us busy with Lily (19 months) and an infant!”

1993 Galen Johnson Galen Johnson: “I was sorry to miss our 20th reunion, but I loved seeing the pictures of all of you who were able to attend. I hope you had a great visit

to Santa Catalina and a wonderful time together.” Madeline Daniels writes that son David (12) will be participating for the first time in the Junior Olympic finals for USA water polo in L.A. in late July. The whole family is excited for him to have this honor and experience. Maddy is still living in Monterey and managing her family’s properties, and loving it. Daughter Della (4) just started water polo with Legacy Water Polo this summer and has the privilege of enjoying Mort (Jim Morton) as one of the coaches. Brian and Marisa Frank McArthur welcomed their daughter, Macie Elizabeth McArthur, in June 2013. Marisa writes, “She is an amazing addition to our family and we are learning to live with less sleep. Kerri Robinson Johnson ’92 hosted my D.C. baby shower.” I was honored to attend the fantastic wedding of Alison Watson and Victor Vasquez in San Leandro, CA, in May. Alison was a beautiful bride, and I had a great time celebrating and catching up with June Lee Lee and her two lovely children; Tiffany Anders Record, along with her husband and daughter; and Fayth Bloomer. I was reminded again how grateful I am for the lovely friends that my year at Santa Catalina brought into my life! Pam Edwards Brown writes: “In March, we added double trouble to our family in the form of two darling little girls, Sophia and Olivia. Darren is thrilled to be a big brother and basks in the admiration of his baby sisters whose little eyes follow him around like metronomes. I continue to work as a Monterey County deputy public defender, and Horace left Home Depot to take on the best job of all — full-time daddy!”

This May, on a wonderful 75-degree day, my husband Rocco and I walked 100 km in 23 hours for the NSPCC. The weather could not have been more perfect, the full moon shone all night and the atmosphere was enchanting. It reminded me of our Catalina Velo century ride senior year. As Angie Becker Price pointed out, the main difference of walking with boys versus the Velo crew was that you don’t have Kate Clark singing the dirty version of the “Ants Go Marching” or Laura Mulloy Ault singing “Herman what have you done to me.” Speaking of Laura, she is having a great year. She married Andrew Ault in April. As soon as she returned from her honeymoon she was promoted to the Tide account. It’s an awesome job and she has an incredible team to back her up. We can all see her work in the Super Bowl next year. She writes, “I’m absolutely doing reunion next year. I so look forward to seeing you all there, and I am sure you will all agree, time is now moving way to fast.” Another Velo rider, Layne Swanson Moss is living is Spicewood, TX. She has started a new business with her husband Casey and things are moving ahead! Her kids are growing up fast: Bode (8) and Piper (10). She was accepted into nursing school and starts this fall. She is excited and nervous about juggling it all but it’s been a longtime goal and she is so thrilled to be so close to the end. Layne writes: “Not sure about the reunion yet depends on a few factors but would love to go if I am free. Love to all the Catalinians.” Our very own Zakia Young is living in Berkeley and working at Cal. She writes: “I would love to make it to Reunion and get to see all the Catalina ladies. I have no children, pets, or husband but an active social life that I enjoy!” Melanie O’Donnell Morgan writes: “I am pregnant with my third (and final!) baby due in August. Jeff is doing great, as are Jackson (5) and Peyton (1). We are considering a move to central California perhaps in the next 6 months. I would love to go to the reunion.” I recently saw Lauren Meek



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Jarrett with newborn Harley, who is absolutely delicious. To set the scene, we were in Holland Park and Lauren breezed up in a perfectly pressed white shirt and trendy trainers with her beautiful golden Labrador and baby in tow, while I looked my usual mismatched disheveled self with a furrowed brow. Lauren loves motherhood, working and being married. She seems to be taking every new change in her stride and enjoying the bumps along the way. Heather Wasser Tabago’s son Trace just turned one. He is walking and talking up a storm. He is such a blessing and they are more amazed with him every day. Heather is still teaching seventh- and eighth-grade English and journalism, which she really enjoys. Alicia Almada is working and taking care of her kids. She is trying to plan to come to the reunion with Alejandra Jiménez Gutierrez. Courtney Lynch Pinckert is doing really well. She lives in San Luis Obispo with husband Eric, whom she met at USC and has been married to for 13 years. She has third-grader Connor (9) and second-grader Payton (7). Our 20th reunion is in March 2014.

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1996 Jenny Noble Taking over our class notes has been a surprisingly fun venture this summer because everyone’s responses reminded me of how intelligent, funny, and nurturing our class is. They also happen to be the right group to ask for parenting advice! Lindsay Hatton McClelland and

On campus celebrating the wedding of Sonia Sparolini Johnson ’96 are Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96, Katie Brinks Lathen ’96, the bride, Marisa Adams Adair ’96, and Paige Wellington Austin ’96

husband Geordie are pleased to belatedly announce the arrival of Agnes, their second daughter, born in August 2012. “She’s hilarious and totally unstoppable and takes great delight in terrorizing her 4-year-old sister.” Rebecca ConleyBrown and husband Nick just celebrated 10 years of marriage. Their “babies” are now 6 and 8, and they are two years into a very long adoption process and an equally long remodel process. Rebecca is officially cancer-free five years as of November 2013. She keeps busy with writing screenplays, running her management company, homeschooling, baking bread, gardening, and traveling. This year marks Melisande Elliott Holohan’s five-year anniversary as a Colorado resident and her 10-year wedding anniversary with Matt. She still has her Colorado and California psychologist licenses, but until sons Eamon (5) and Cormac (2) are in school, she plans to stay home and continue flirting with baking. Since her boys and Matt have dual citizenship (Ireland and U.S.), Meli continues intermittently and unsuccessfully to lobby with Matt to get a job in the EU. Occasionally, you can see posts from her on, which adds an “appreciated infusion of crazy.” Kristina Woodhall Montellese and husband Christopher are in practice together at Montellese Family Chiropractic in Monterey. Paige Finster

Greenspan reports that she had a baby girl named Palmer in October 2012: “She is absolutely adorable and is in love with her brothers. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed in May 2013 with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes and to my liver. I have begun chemotherapy and underwent an aggressive liver surgery in July 2013 to remove the cancer from my liver. I will continue with chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and radiation. I will then continue with some targeted therapies every couple weeks for the next few years to help keep this cancer away. I will be fighting cancer for the rest of my life, but it is a fight I am determined to win. You can follow my journey at: The outpouring of support from my Catalina classmates and Mr. Oder has been incredible. Countless girls have reached out to me and sent me cards, meals, and gifts. It has been amazing to still have everyone’s support so many years after we have graduated. I can’t thank you enough.”

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1997 Jasmin Reate Alexandra Fay Baker still lives in Pound Ridge, NY with husband Carson and their three kiddos, Charlie (4) and twin girls Scarlett and Lucy (2), and sweet golden retriever Callie (6). Alexandra is homeschooling a sixth-grader with leukemia who couldn’t go to school due to a poor immune system. Amanda Smith Burke and husband Damian still live, work, and play in sunny Newport Beach, CA: “We are enjoying chasing after our daughter, Elizabeth, who just celebrated her first birthday in October.” This summer, Amanda and Damian spent two weeks in the UK, spending time with family, including sister Amy Ainscough ’94. Amanda and Amy became aunts again this summer as their brother welcomed twin boys. Amanda and her family also took a trip to Kauai in August with her mom Sue Grupe dePolo ’66. They will enjoy the rest of the year at home apart from a few planned trips up to Northern California and back to the UK for Christmas and New Year. Andrea Hanel Cahill has been spending a lot of time on the Peninsula while she remodels her new home in Carmel. Andrea’s daughter, Audrey (3), loves walking over to the new playground at River School and to see the sheep at

Elizabeth, daughter of Amanda Smith Burke ’97

Mission Ranch! I was so thrilled to have spent time with the Cahills in August when we were all in Carmel. Kristine Del Gallego Causee has been living in south Orange County and working for Enterprise Commercial Truck, a division of Enterprise Rent-a-Car as an acquisitions supervisor where she does all of the purchasing and fleet planning for the truck division in Southern California. Kristine and husband Brad welcomed twin girls at the end of April, Addilyn Rose and Emma Sophia. She absolutely loves being a mom and is very much in love with her baby girls! Ashlee “Ash” Ferlito is a successful artist working and living in New York City. In the past 10 years, Ash has received three major grants that have allowed her to complete a residency on the island of Cyprus (an adventure shared with Julia Hyde), studying classical painting techniques in a village in rural France, and earning her MFA from the Tyler School of Art in 2011 with graduate studies conducted in Rome and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, she maintained a studio practice while working in a vaudeville cabaret and cofounded a digital media art gallery in San Francisco. In 2011, she went to Katie Rigney’s wedding to Geoff Dietrich in our very own Santa Catalina Chapel. In 2012, Ash was profiled by Modern Painters magazine in their December “Artists to Watch” issue. In June, Sarah McClendon married her beautiful wife Melanie in a gorgeous ceremony in their backyard. Sarah’s twin sister, Jennifer McClendon, was her maid-of-honor, and I (Jasmine Reate) felt so blessed to be a witness to the most heartwarming occasion. I danced the night away with Morgan Rogers McMillan, Oona Swanson Caldwell, and Sarah Pfalzer Schmitt. Morgan and Oona are both expecting, and by the time you read this, they will have their hands full with newborns! In May, I started my own professional organizing business, Jasmin Reate Consulting, with clients in Los Angeles, New York, and Carmel. I cannot believe I get paid to organize, which, as I am sure many of you remember, I absolutely love. Several Los Angeles-based alums got together this summer for a Catalina fiesta in Santa Monica, and I had many loud, wonderful laughs that evening with Monika Pataye Watkins, Kate Lynch Jerkens, Laura Barneson, Lindsay Heller ’95, Nicole Nasser ’95, Helena “Herbie” Brown ’00, and Sarah Jagels ’00.

1998 Natalia Woodhall Chappelow Catherine Hawley writes, “My personal financial planning practice continues to grow and I’m fortunate to have amazing clients in a number of states. Now that the remodel of my house is complete, I’m happy to be feeling more settled in the Monterey area. I recently attended a Catalina graduation in celebration of my cousin Perry Sheldon ’13. It was a joyous occasion!” Alexandria Walton Radford sends greetings from D.C. The University of Chicago Press just published her second book, Top Student, Top School? How Social Class Shapes Where Valedictorians Go to College. Melissa Babitzke Wolfe writes: “I am taking a hiatus from teaching and am becoming a full-time mom to Jackson and Addison. I am excited for this new chapter in my life!” Norma Marquez Martinez says: “It was great seeing Carolyn Mulloy Schwartz, Casey Costello Ferrarone, Michelle Mcleod Duncan, Lindsey Morse, Langley Kreuze, and Catherine Hawley at the reunion. It was fun going back to school and seeing some of our teachers. I am still living in Mexico City. We welcomed our second daughter, Eugenia, in June. She is wonderful and her older sister is happy to have someone to play with.”Casey Costello Ferrarone writes: “My husband, JB Ferrarone, and I welcomed our third baby, Brooklyn Trudi, in June. We moved to Mill Valley. I am still a nurse in San Francisco.” Megan MacDonald says: “I recently moved back to the Peninsula to be closer to family while I continue to manage Sasa Designs by the Deaf ( in Kenya. I’ll be traveling to Kenya a couple of times a year and focusing on business development while in the States. Transition back to U.S. life has been made that much easier by the opportunity to move into Cat Hawley’s beautiful new home in Seaside. We are enjoying taking our platonic life partnership to the next level as housemates!” Megan Taormino McFarland writes: “After living in Washington, D.C. since I graduated from college, I moved to San Francisco with my husband about two years ago. I am enjoying life in the City and being closer to my family. We’re hoping to move to Marin sometime this year. I’m enjoying


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my job at Edelman, a public relations agency, doing technology PR. It was great to see Alexandria Walton Radford, Regina Filice, Christina Alvarez, Cynthia Alvarez Amaral ’01, and Valerie O’Halloran ’96 at Melissa Babitzke Wolfe’s wedding in August 2012.”








Laura Stenovec Kelly Robbins Huddleston: “Husband Dave and I welcomed Jack to the family in July! Jack will be joined by a cousin in September, as my sister Stacey Robbins Jordan ’97 is expecting a baby boy as well! It’s been a busy year but looking forward to what comes next.” Katie Maloof Alden writes: “After living at Santa Catalina for three years, my husband Matt and our two children, William and Emma, and I moved to Reno, NV. The last two years in Reno have been quite busy with two little ones running my life, but all is well in the Alden household. I recently started a blog after learning my daughter

New parents Sarah Maguire Duffy ’99 and Chad with daughter Maggie

has special needs. It has been a wonderful fabulous women!” Rene Leung writes, “I outlet and such fun to share with readers just graduated from the EMBA program at what life is like with a special needs child. Kellogg-HKUST (Hong Kong University If you would like to learn more about and Science Technology) in June. It was my blog, please visit aspecialperspective. a fantastic experience and nice to be back org. One of the best perks about living in in school again. Meanwhile, I have been Nevada is spending more and more time working for my family business, Grandtag with Alaina McDonald, whose mother Financial Group, as head of marketing. lives in northern Nevada as well! I hope I have been catching up regularly with to see more Santa Catalina classmates Angelina Yao, Olivia Hwang ’98, Robin and look forward to any visitors if you Hwang ’00, and Charlotte Hwang ’04 in happen to be in the area.” Erin Dunnion Hong Kong. I also caught up with Marissa Brown writes: “I married Matthew Anshutz Hermer earlier this year and Brown in June in San Diego. We had look forward to welcoming Laura to our a wonderful wedding with friends and hometown in August. Miss you all and family and then went on a trip with am looking forward to our 15th reunion family to the Baltic Sea. We will be going next year.” Alaina McDonald is looking on our honeymoon in October to the forward to marrying James Sylvester in Mediterranean coastline, and I can’t October 2013, with all of her favorite wait! Matthew is an attorney for a biotech Catalina girls by her side. Adrienne company, and I am currently working Partridge writes: “I have finished all of for the Farmers Insurance Open, PGA my Ph.D. coursework in organizational tournament, as the special events and psychology and am working on my pro-am manager. We also just purchased dissertation, From Career Woman to Homemaker our first home together in La Jolla. We and Back Again: Educated Women’s Career Reentry. can’t wait to see what is next!” Justine Out of my research, I am also working on Carroll married William J. Campbell starting a leadership coaching business III in July. She lives in Los Angeles and for women who want to return to a career works for the Jean Perkins Foundation. after raising children. I am looking She sends lots of love to the all the SCS forward to Alaina McDonald’s wedding girls and is very excited for Reunion. in October and spending time with Sarah Maguire Duffy and husband Sarah Maguire Duffy, Elizabeth Poett, Chad welcomed their first child, Maguire Mieke Fuchs Smith, Laura Stenovec, (“Maggie”) in July. Mom and baby are and Katie Maloof Alden! I cannot believe doing well, and Aunt Laura loves having our 15-year reunion is just around the them only two miles away from her! Julie corner; I hope to see everyone there.” Ali Rathman Fenton and husband Aaron are Schneider writes: “I am still working for expecting their first child in December. Catholic Charities practicing immigration Dena Kolb writes: “I have spent the last year at Washington Latin Public Charter School as the special assistant to the head of school, as well as teaching an upper school drama/public speaking class and Autumn Quinn ’00 directing the middle school musical, You’rewith new husband John A Good Man, Charlie Brown. I have loved every minute of it, but am thrilled to announce that I will finally get to put my certificate in college counseling to good use this next academic year. I am moving over to the college counseling office and will be working closely with our director of college counseling to continue to build our program, which is still very new. On another note, I had a wonderful time in June visiting with several Catalina girls in Carmel at the wedding of Sarah Jones ’05, including the Carnazzo sisters, Katie ’02 and Christina ’05, Kate Bryan ’02, Tracy Hobbs Jones ’75 (and the mother of the bride), and last but not least, my sister, Leah ’02. It was a very special day and it was so great catching up with such

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Kelly Jones Barrett ’00 with husband Kevin, and daughters, Catherine and Madeline

law in Portland, OR and loving it. It’s a very exciting time with the possible passing of immigration reform, and with the introduction of deferred action for childhood arrivals last year. When I’m not working, I am out camping and hiking in the beautiful northwest. I am so happy for Lindsay McDonald Stalowy and Eric, who welcome baby boy John in July! I am looking forward to seeing everyone in March.”

Lindsay Goldsmith Millar ’00 with new husband Wyatt

Kelly Jones Barrett: “We moved from San Diego to Pensacola, FL last fall. We will be stationed here for three years. It’s a nice change of pace from our life in San Diego! Catherine just turned 1, and Madeline just turned 3. I also just received my certification as a child passenger safety technician. I hope to be able to use it to help my community with proper car seat selection and installation. Proper selection and installation will save children’s lives!” Susie Bokermann: “I moved to rural Nebraska a year and a half ago with my boyfriend. I am an associate in a small law firm, as well as an adjunct professor at Hastings College. While life in “Middle America” has been a fun experience, we hope to be moving on to new places later this year!” Carrie Coffee: “I moved to New York City in April, when I was promoted to VP of sales for North America. My company is Mojiva, a mobile advertising technology company. I’m living in the East Village just a few blocks from my sister, Claire Coffee ’98. It has been fun to reconnect with the East Coast Catalina gals!” Laura Del Santo Harter: “I had my second baby in June 7, so we now have two sweet girls: Charley (2), and Addison (3 weeks)! I am still living in San Francisco and love being here.” Cameron Duffy: “I’m pregnant with my first, due in December, and we don’t know yet if it’s going to be a boy or girl. Conor and I bought a house in Oakland, and we’re headed to Malaysia in July for work and a babymoon!” Whitney Emerson: “I would like to share that Tobey Clarkin and I were married last September at Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Park. We had a great outdoor wedding weekend with Morgan Poncelet Lommele in attendance. I also enjoyed seeing Kristin Parks Mikelson last summer on a visit to Denver.” Jill Falor: I am still in New York, where I try to see fellow New Yorkers Georgina Ingram and Elizabeth Belanger as often as possible. I am a lawyer, focusing primarily on securities and other capital markets transactions such as initial public offerings, at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

LLP.” Abby Bowen James: “Mary Wynne James was born in July in Nashville, TN. Big brother Bowen (22 months old) is doing great!” Jessica Knight-Graham: “I started my own business, JKG Event and Design. I do special event planning, marketing, promotion, fundraising, graphic layout and design, and I help with making travel arrangements. The other really exciting news is that I am pregnant! Patrick, my boyfriend of four years, and I will welcome the new addition in early December. In general, life is good in Northern California. I am busy working on the ranch and getting ready to make some life changes in the next couple months. I see Sabrina Prati ’03 often as well as Ani Wade ’03. Not a whole lot else going on, staying close to home and enjoying the summer.” Maryl McNally: “I graduated from law school in 2011 and am practicing with a firm in Roswell, NM. I have been back in Roswell for a little over a year, and I am enjoying being close to family, especially nephews Henry and Elliott. Hope everyone is doing well! Lindsay Goldsmith Millar: “I married Wyatt Millar at the San Francisco City Club in June 2012. Dare Felchlin Sturges, Alexandra Mendez Clark, and Kathyrn Hicks attended. We spent three weeks traveling around the coast and islands of Croatia for our honeymoon. We both live and work in San Francisco with our two cats.” Emily Larson Murphy: “I am the new principal at St. John Catholic School. Jim and I live in San Francisco with our son, Jack, and we are expecting a second baby boy in November!” Autumn Quinn: “My big news is that I got married in May to the wonderful John Gale. We had three Santa Catalina grads in attendance: Georgina Ingram, Elizabeth Belanger, and Meredith Dodge, an attendant. The wedding was at a vineyard in Livermore, CA, and the weather was stunning. We honeymooned in Kauai (a couple highlights included an eight-mile hike to a lovely waterfall and a 17-mile kayak trip down the Na Pali coast) And yes, I’ll be keeping my name, so no changes needed there!” Summer Star: “I received my Ph.D. in British literature from UC Santa Barbara and am beginning as an assistant professor in Victorian poetry at San Francisco State University this fall. I am delighted to be staying in California, near to so many good friends, but also traveling a lot for research in the UK. Yes, that’s right: most people move on, but 16 years later, I’m still writing about Jane Eyre.” Alexandra Mendez Clark: “Just



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gave birth to second son, Paxton. Enjoying motherhood and also enjoy keeping up with my Catalina friends via Facebook!”

2001 Sheila Callahan Amy Franson Kendel Qvale Duford and her husband Brian welcomed Finley Rose this past May. The Dufords are settling into life as parents and enjoying plenty of Catalina visitors. Mother of two, Elsa Maria Gonzalez, checked in with us from Monterrey, Mexico, where she has been happily married for the past seven years. “I’m mother of Juan Carlos (5) and Elsa (2), and I’m 23 weeks pregnant. It’s a boy, and we are very excited! These past years have been amazing; being a mom can be very challenging and fun at the same time. Every minute with my kids is a gift.” Brandy Maloney: “After several years starving and struggling as an actress with an English degree in

Caroline Collins ’01 and her husband Frank Goldberg

Andrea Robertson ’02 on her wedding day with her sisters and other Catalina alumnae: Emily and Ariel Robertson ’06, Justyna Maslowska ’05, Emily Intersimone ’06, the bride, Greer Murphy ’02, Gina Intersimone ’02, Hue Hoang ’02

N.Y.C., I switched some serious gears and am now in my second year of veterinary school in New Zealand. And loving it! I only have three more years to go. If any Catalinians find themselves down this way, or are looking for an excuse to adventure to one of the most beautiful places on earth, get in touch and come visit me!” Congratulations to Caroline Collins on her marriage to Frank Goldberg in September 2012. She writes: “We were married at the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, and we continue to live here in S.F. Fellow Catalina girls there to share the weekend were: Annie Hilby, Diana Ernst McKibben, Mzilikazi Kone, and my sister-in-law, Brett Davis Collins ’93.” Also recently wed, Emily Lawrence Long and husband Kurt celebrated with a beautiful ceremony last July, surrounded by friends and family. She says: “After honeymooning in Saint Lucia, I returned to teaching first grade. This September, we will expand our family when we welcome our first daughter. I loved catching up with Laura Stenovec ’99 on her recent trip home to San Luis Obispo.”

2002 Sasha Irving

Olivia Nilsson Mary Anderson: “I’m still teaching at the Durham Nativity School, which is a private, tuition-free school for underprivileged boys in Durham, NC. I also develop curricula and teach for the Duke Talent Identification Program. Additionally, I’m the head concert manager for the Duke Chapel Choir, in which I also sing. Katherine Carnazzo: “I am continuing to work on my Ph.D. in educational psychology at UC Santa Barbara and am really enjoying my time there. I keep busy as a TA and with my research, which centers around early intervention and universal screening for mental health in schools. It is a subject that remains very close to my heart and keeps me in local classrooms connecting with students and working with teachers. I am pleased to run into Sheila Callahan ’01 every so often. When I do visit Monterey, I am lucky enough to get to see Cassie Mills Long and her

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beautiful daughter Audri. It was especially wonderful to celebrate the wedding of Sarah Jones Rediske ’04 this summer with other Catalina alums: Cristina Carnazzo ’05, Kate Bryan Sedano, Leah Kolb, and Dena Kolb ’99. Hope everyone is doing well, and if anyone is ever passing through Santa Barbara, please get in touch!” Francesca Fay: “I moved to New York City in April 2012 and was working for an interior design firm, Amanda Nisbet Design, where I assisted her with PR and marketing as she came out with a new book, Dazzling Design. After a year with Amanda Nisbet, I finally decided to move into my main passion, real estate. I recently passed my real estate exam and am now in the interview stages. I am excited to use my skills in real estate. I spend the weekends with friends and my dog up in Millbrook and Newport, RI. I miss California but am very happy on the East Coast. I speak to Jackie Russell and Ellie Eversole Robertson a lot and sometimes run into Hayley Bloomingdale ’03, Katie Armour ’04, Claire Benzian ’04, Catie Boatwright ’04 and Sydney Weinger ’05 (who is now engaged) around N.Y.C. and sometimes in Montauk at the surf lodge! My sister, Alexandra Fay Baker ’97, lives in Pound Ridge, NY and has three adorable children whom I see often. Life is good! Isabella Joffroy: “Time flies by! It’s been four years since my return to Tucson and loving my growing city more and more. Over the last year I took over as marketing director for Yelp! Tucson and have had an incredible year being in the center of an amazing period of growth and expansion in Tucson. I get to work closely with the city, our local business owners, and nonprofits in building community and leading efforts that support our local economy. I’m having a blast working for one of the best companies out there and enjoying life.” Courtney Moore: I graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012, and then took and passed both the California and national board exams in early 2013. To celebrate, I set out to see the world. First, I stayed with Deborah Hsu while I studied at a clinic in Taipei, then met up with Kate Tanita Saribay in Istanbul, and finally crossed paths with Gwendolyn Roberts ’03 in Charlottesville, VA! I’m now back in San Francisco and starting a small home practice as well as working for an integrative health clinic in the City.” Amy Azevedo Mulgrew: “I recently relocated to Seattle, WA with my husband and now

two kids! Cora arrived promptly on her due date, in April, and William loves being a big brother. I teach a little math online, but mostly I get to explore Seattle with my little ones. If anyone is in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to get in touch. Andrea Robertson: “Channing Guenther and I got married in October in Monterey. My sisters, Emily Robertson ’06 and Ariel Robertson ’06, were my bridesmaids, and Greer Murphy, Hue Hoang, Gina Marie Intersimone Hayes, Emily Intersimone ’06, and Justyna Maslowska ’05 were also in attendance. Other than that, I’m really enjoying work and life here in Vancouver. I also see Paige Witmore Posladek ’08 from time to time; it’s so nice to have a friendly face from back home!” Elena Ingold: “In April, I moved from Anchorage to Maryland, where I took a job working for the Army’s Child and Youth Services Program. I am also recently engaged to Jeffrey Spegal. We plan to get married next summer in Monterey! Otherwise, I love living on the East Coast exploring D.C.! Hope you are well!” Chelsea Swank Rossman: “Ted and I bought our first house in Pleasantville, NY! We’re looking forward to this next step in our lives. If anyone is in the New York City area, we are about 45 minutes north of the city and would love to catch up.” Mary Catherine Sinclair: “I am doing well. I am still working as an economist in N.Y.C. I just passed the Series 24, and I am now writing a weekly international snapshot for my firm’s institutional clients.” Catherine Ankenbauer Steinmetz: “My latest news is that husband Will and I are expecting a baby boy in mid-July and then moving to Amman, Jordan in September. Two big changes!”

2003 Monica Johnson Steiner Gaby Asmus Megan Mulloy I (Monica Johnson Steiner) am still living in Santa Barbara, working as a

Amy Hamilton Vailea ’03 and `Alifeleti Vailea on their wedding day in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

legal author, and having fun with my son Colin who is now fully (and delightfully) a toddler! I hosted Jeanette Kreuze, Lesley McGurk and Amy Hamilton Vailea this past January for some well-cherished time together. Amy Hamilton Vailea also saw Jeanette Kreuze this past April in N.Y.C., where Jeanette attends Columbia Nursing School. Amy says, “New things for me this year mean putting my God-given talents to work giving back to the community by teaching Zumba at our YMCA and cantoring at Mass. I continue to work for the recreational fishing program of the Maine Department of Marine Resources in Boothbay Harbor, where I live with my husband `Alifeleti.” Lesley McGurk recently relocated to the Bay Area much to the delight of her parents, sister, and new niece. She is still rowing (now in the Oakland estuary) and engineering and looks forward to reconnecting with any alums in the Bay Area.



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Very exciting news for ’04, as Marina Barcelo, Cammie Bates, Ashby deWilde, Rhyan Kronzer, and Ashley Hoffman all recently got engaged! Marina Barcelo, after four years living in Chicago, will be moving to Portland, OR. Visitors are always welcome! She also just recently spent a weekend with Stacy Jordan at Alana Young ’04, Julie Mackey Day ’04, her new home in Los Angeles. Ashley and Cammie Bates ’04 Hoffman and Nicola Winter traveled this past February to the rustic and remote town of Wisdom, MT to compete in the Winterfest Skijoring competition. Nicola is starting her second year of law school it’s hard not to run into a Catalina girl at University of Denver, after working — in recent months Julia has enjoyed in criminal defense this summer. Jane lunching with Lauren Saldo, dinner Roberts moved back to Santa Cruz. She with Clare Benzian, juices with Sara de is living in the mountains with her new Bretteville ’03 (at Sara’s new company, pet dog and her llamas. Julia Mackey Project Juice) and, of course, Skype Day is still glowing after her honeymoon calls with Katie McCoy (who is still in Bora Bora with her new husband. In living in Peru). After 18 months of hard May, Julia and Brooks Day were married work, Elena Ebrahimian graduated in at a beautiful church in St. Helena, January with a 4.0 from Barry University followed by a lovely winery reception in in Miami Shores, FL with an M.S. in Calistoga. She was thankful for the love biomedical sciences. After that, she and support from her Catalina friends, moved back home to work in her family’s especially Alana Young and Cammie dental practice as a dental assistant for 6 Bates, who also did the scripture readings months. Elena just started at University for the ceremony. Julia and her husband of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School are now living in Sausalito. In the City, of Dentistry in San Francisco and will graduate in three years. Jing Zhang and Charlotte Hwang are doing well in Hong Kong. Their store, The9thMuse has been open for a year and a half now—surviving stratospheric rent and an unceasingly challenging market; Charlotte Hwang ’04 and Jing Zhang ’03, however, they’re still doing what they do owners of The 9th Muse best: traveling, keeping things real, and growing organically! Do check them out:

2005 Lyndsay Peden McAmis

The time certainly does fly when you’re having fun! I’m astounded to think it’s been eight years since we graduated, and even more amazing to hear about the wonderful ways our lives have changed. We have only two short years before we have the opportunity to gather for our big 10year reunion. Mindy Kim wrote: “Now that you mention our 10-year reunion, it really feels like time has just flown by. I’m currently working at a law firm in Korea as a United States attorney. Work is good; life is good.” Miyabi Yu also shared good news about her life and career: “I got engaged during New Year’s eve when he went down on one knee and popped the question during our stay in Tokyo. Our wedding is not until next year so I’m trying to enjoy the wedding planning as much as possible. I’m still in Singapore and now work for Chanel in communications for their APAC region. It’s been a great experience for me to learn about the culture of luxury market and travel around.” I (Lyndsay Peden McAmis) will be finishing my coursework and thesis for my master’s degree this year, and am enjoying teaching chemistry. My husband and I bought a house and have spent most of our summer remodeling.

2006 Lauren Kristich

Farrell Topham is happily living in her native San Francisco! Farrell works as a birth and postpartum doula through her practice, Urban Mother Doula Care. She is thrilled and honored to support mothers and their families during pregnancy, and birth. When she isn’t welcoming new souls into the world, Farrell also works full-time as a nanny. Farrell is also currently enrolled in a two-year herbalism program. She hopes to become a certified women’s herbal

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2007 Stacy Tourtin

2008 After a year working in an elementary school in South Dakota, Ila Foley is now serving in AmeriCorps in West Virginia as a nonprofit grant writer. She is waiting for her novel to become a best seller, but first she has to write it. In June 2012, Martha Gustavson graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in business management economics. More recently, Cat Haueter ’07, Annie Haueter ’13, and Cyn Haueter ’10 at Annie’s graduation from Catalina

the following: “I’m entering my senior year at UC Berkeley as a history major with a concentration in sex and gender in 20th century America. I’m spending this summer studying abroad in Madrid, but when I return I look forward to serving as the events chair of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. I also am looking forward to continuing my involvement in Greeks Against Sexual Assault at Berkeley, an organization I cofounded last year that raises awareness of sexual violence in the Greek community. It was wonderful to reconnect with the teachers and faculty at Santa Catalina at the graduation of Annie Haueter ’13 this past May.” Catherine Armanasco: Last year in the fall I interned at Hearst Corporations magazines inhouse studio and then in the spring interned for Food Network Magazine. This summer I am interning for national geographic photographer, Franz Lanting and also working for local photographer Patrick Tregenza. I will be entering into my senior year with a main focus on my thesis project.

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she recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a master of accountancy with a specialization in Taxation. She is still riding horses and drawing squirrels. Hayley Berra is finishing up her term in AmeriCorps, working for WithinReach, a nonprofit in Seattle. She is working as a bilingual community outreach specialist helping low-income families sign up for public benefits including food stamps and children’s medical insurance. She also volunteers at her public library and with a nonprofit animal shelter. Seattle might be rainy sometimes, but Hayley loves all the city has to offer and is hoping to stay at WithinReach as a fulltime employee. She plans to apply to the University of Washington’s master of social work program in the next year. Shannon Gaughf spent her summer as a member of the stage management staff for Hello, Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera House for its 50th anniversary season. She is a secondyear MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama and looks forward to working at Yale Repertory Theatre as the assistant stage manager for Caryl Churchill’s Owners.


educator, and incorporate this new knowledge into her doula practice. Farrell is also proud and excited to announce her engagement to her partner of almost 4 years; she is in full wedding planning mode! Farrell spends lots of time with her dear friend Sophie Raskin, who lives just across the Bay! You can check out Farrell’s business at


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Clare Bolton has accepted a one-year residential internship with San Francisco’s San Raphael House, a shelter for homeless families in need.

2010 Colleen Zellitti

Hi, everyone! Here are the latest updates: Laura Smith spent the summer doing a REU (research experience for undergraduates) in material science and engineering at Clemson University for this summer. She studied nanofoams used as chemical sensors. Cyn Haueter reported

Kelsey Riordan Kelsey Player Kristina Flathers: “I am double majoring in economics and liberal studies with a minor in philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Notre Dame. This summer I worked as a product management intern at Plantronics, Inc. in Santa Cruz, CA. I will be studying abroad in London for a semester in 2014.” Jackie Kern: “In the past two years, I have successfully graduated from Marinello Beauty School in Seaside; passed the state board exam to become a licensed esthetician; and have been working and learning more about the career field at Big Sur’s beautiful Ventana Inn, where I have been developing my skills at their spa for a year now. I am also taking day classes in San Francisco to enhance my product and equipment knowledge. I’d say life is pretty great!” Sage Wright: “I’m



currently studying at the University of San Francisco. I am majoring in advertising and minoring in psychology. I am also interning at the San Francisco Zoo where I get to do aye aye tours and work in our temporary whale exhibit. I love the city and all the opportunities it provides me!” Clementine Yost: “I’m still at Trinity College, Dublin. I’m the online magazine editor for the University Times. I represent Canada in show jumping nation’s cups within the Association Internationale des Estudients Cavaliers. This summer I will be interning at the Kaplan Stahler Agency in Beverly Hills, CA. I’m loving Ireland and having so much fun at Trinity, especially learning Russian and Sign Language.” Kelsey Riordan: “Hi, all! I am actually writing this from Spain, which is very surreal. I still go to University of California, Santa Barbara but will be spending the next year in southern Spain through a studying abroad program. I am so excited for all the travel, new friends, and the push forward in my Spanish. All my classes are going to be through the University of Granada, so hopefully in my next note I can say that I am fluent! I love school and am so excited about the future.”


Katharine Garcia Chloe Dlott MJ Foletta was the fastest in her class to castrate a pig. Casey Lewis just finished her freshman year at the College of William and Mary. She is spending five weeks studying abroad in Prague this

Congratulations and thank you to the following members of the Class of 2013 who are serving in alumnae leadership roles for their class: Top row: Maddie Clark, class agent; Tamsen Forrest, social media editor; Stephanie Chen, social media editor; Caitlin Dullanty, class correspondent; Bottom row: Kelsey Green, reunion co-chair; Annie Haueter, class correspondent; Georgia Sedlack, class agent; and Tamar Babaian, reunion co-chair

summer. She is on the fencing team and learned how to raise one eyebrow. Jenna Sitenga started a mobile food cart in Alaska. Sarah Morris will be transferring from Villanova University to Notre Dame University. Jane Goodfellow has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months at the Peru Huancayo Mission. Gwen Humble has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months at the Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission.


Caitlin Dullanty Annie Haueter

Reminder Class of 2013: To update your new college email and/or personal email address, please contact Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83, Director of Alumnae Relations, at or 831.655.9392.


Transitions Alumnae Marriages Elizabeth Johnson ’90 to Phillip Hornsey Erin Dunnion ’99 to Matthew Brown Alison Watson ’93 to Victor Vasquez Laura Mulloy ’94 to Andrew Ault Sonia Sparolini ’96 to Christian Johnson Sarah McClendon ’97 to Melanie Koch Erin Dunnion ’99 to Matthew Brown Justine Carroll ’99 to William J. Campbell III Whitney Emerson ’00 to Tobey Clarkin Autumn Quinn ’00 to John Gale Caroline Collins ’01 to Frank Goldberg Emily Lawrence ’01 to Kurt Long Andrea Robertson ’02 to Channing Guenther Amy Hamilton ’03 to `Alifeleti Vailea Julia Mackey ’04 to Brooks Day Sarah Jones ’04 to Carl Rediske Cece Fourchy ’05 to Paul Quinn Holly Adams ’05 to Nathan Easley Jessica Hightower ’05 to Michael Joshi

Births AND ADOPTIONS Franca Gargiulo ’80 and Tom Quinn, Adoption of Taddeo Rebecca and Jason Hays-Rovey (Rebecca Hays-Rovey ’92), John Marisa and Brian McArthur (Marisa Frank McArthur ’93), Macie Pam and Horace Brown (Pam Edwards Brown ’93), Sophia and Olivia Lindsay and Geordie McClelland (Lindsay Hatton McClelland ’96), Agnes Kristine and Brad Causee (Kristine Del Gallego Causee ’97), Addilyn and Emma Norma and Armando Martinez (Norma Marquez Martinez ’98), Eugenia Eloise and Ryan Connolly (Eloise Harper Connolly ’98), Kate Alexandra and Christopher Clark (Alexandra Mendez Clark ’99), Paxton Casey and JB Ferrarone (Casey Costello Ferrarone ’98), Brooklyn Sarah and Chad Duffy (Sarah Maguire Duffy ’99), Maguire Kelly and Dave Huddleston (Kelly Robbins Huddleston ’99), Jack Lindsay and Eric Stalowy (Lindsay McDonald Stalowy ’99), John Laura and Colin Harter (Laura Del Santo Harter ’00), Addison Abby and Evan James (Abby Bowen James ’00), Mary

Kendel and Brian Duford (Kendel Qvale Duford ’01), Finley Amy and Kirk Mulgrew (Amy Azevedo Mulgrew ’02), Cora

In Memory Our love and prayers to: Lila Desmond French ’59 on the death of her husband and mother Judy Botelho Cain ’60 on the death of her mother The family of Tulita Kuchins ’68 Pamela Leggett Grady ’67 on the death of her mother Leslie Woods ’67, Donna Woods-Menard ’69 and Katie Woods Ewen ’71 on the death of their mother Sara Callander Stephens ’69 on the death of her father Iris Brewster-Cusimano ’70 on the death of her father The family of Carol Caton ’71 Kathy Doyle ’72 on the death of her husband Louise Harris ’72 on the death of her father Anne Nachtrieb Zesiger ’76 on the death of her father Paula Opperman McKinney ’77 on the death of her father Heidi Grundstedt Robison ’79 on the death of her mother Joan van der Plas Viola ’84 on the death of her father and mother Jennifer Beesley ’84 and Sarah Beesley ’88 on the death of their father Meredith Burke Lawler ’89 on the death of her mother The family of Camila de la Llata ’08

Faculty & Staff marriages Kathleen Mason to Clint Herzik

Births Heidi & Jon Pratt, Gemma Erin & Fred White, Peter

In Memory Our love and prayers to: Robin de la Llata Aimé on the death of her daughter Sister Jean on the death of her sister Randy Whitchurch on the death of his mother Layne Littlepage on the death of her mother Items in Transitions reflect communications received between March 16, 2013, and September 10, 2013.

Erin Dunnion Brown ’99 with new husband Matthew Brown

London alumnae gathered for a fun evening: Beth Canavan Jones ’01, Lisa Lee ’01, Lara Brehmer ’98, Leslie Lansman ’95, Diana Oliver Bartley ’75, and Ghislanie de Give ’63


The Art o f T eachin g Dana Hart-Stone began teaching art at Santa Catalina in 2001 and has warmed the hearts of Catalinans ever since. As Upper School art chair, he instructed his students and colleagues to glean as much from the creative process as from the product.

An enthusiastic embracer of Design Thinking, Hart-Stone infused this solution-based mindset into his curriculum. He challenged his students to create purposeful art that could help solve specific problems. During his last semester at Santa Catalina, he introduced students to the Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based nonprofit project that provides homeless women with specially designed coats that turn into sleeping bags. “Dana’s gifts as a teacher, and in particular the sensibility he brought to class as an artist himself, made him an invaluable member of our Upper School faculty,” said Dr. John Murphy, Head of Upper School. “His vision for the department helped ensure that our school’s legacy of emphasizing the

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“Dana has an intuitive way of working with the students,” said art teacher Claire Lerner, who worked with Hart-Stone during his entire 12-year tenure. “He has an incredible sixth sense, stepping back and letting the student problem solve and knowing when to suggest solutions.”

“Dana has a very intuitive way of working with the students.”



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value and importance of the arts was always advanced.” Hart-Stone is an accomplished artist in his own right. His most recent exhibition, “Exposition,” was held in 2012 at Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco. In this nod to his native Montana, HartStone used images from vintage photographs to create patterns on canvas. Since earning his art degree at San Francisco State University, HartStone has been drawn to life in the Bay Area, where he now works in the art department at Marin Country Day School. We wish him well in his new endeavor.

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letter from nonie b. ramsay 92

With Deep Gratitude With each issue of the Bulletin, we attempt to bring the school to you by painting a picture that captures the spirit and vibrancy of campus life. Additionally, in this issue, we have the welcomed opportunity to recognize our supporters for their important contributions as valued stewards of our extraordinary school. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend deep gratitude to all whose gifts of time, talent, and treasure make Santa Catalina the school that it is today. Personally and on behalf of all at school, I invite you to come visit and feel for yourself the successes of our programs— whether they be in the classroom, on the sports fields, on the stage, in the art studio, in the community, or far beyond. At the end of August, the Lower and Middle School Multipurpose Building and E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre came to life. With the opening of school, students and teachers returned to beautiful new facilities that rise to the level of the outstanding programs for which the Lower and Middle Schools are known. This fall, construction began on new and enhanced Middle School classrooms and a new faculty room, due for completion in February 2014. Plans are also underway for a new Upper School Math and Science Building, designed to meet the needs of 21st-century teaching and learning processes. Our young women should not only have access to the rigorous humanities programs for which we are already known; they should also have access to the necessary physical space required for enhanced learning in math and the sciences. The new building is designed for enriched hands-on teaching spaces, deepened student-faculty interaction, and a home for the new Marine Science Program. Together with progress on capital projects, successes were realized for the school’s operations during the 2013-14 school year. As always, the school maintains a balanced budget without debt. Annual contributions to the Santa Catalina Fund—the foundation of all our fundraising efforts—exceeded $1,500,000. Once again, the generosity and loyalty of the Santa Catalina community has provided the means through which we have been able to continue strategic investments in academics, programs, faculty, and facilities. Santa Catalina Fund supporters, Legacy Campaign donors, contributors to endowed funds, and a passionate cadre of volunteers are all making an individual investment that creates a partnership to ensure the success of our school. Key investments identified in Strategic Plan 2012 represent a unique opportunity for our school community. It is an opportunity to come together to bridge the legacy of the sisters and our core values to the future of Santa Catalina. As evidenced in this Bulletin, much has been accomplished to realize these goals, and exciting opportunities lie ahead. During this season of giving thanks, I am grateful for the many gifts that members of the Santa Catalina family of parents, alumnae and alumni, past parents, grandparents, friends, and foundations bring to our school. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend sincere appreciation to all whose hard work and generous support created the successes highlighted in this annual report and whose names are included in the pages that follow.

Nonie B. Ramsay ’71 Chair, Board of Trustees


annual report

2012– 2013 Financial Summary Annual Giving 2012-2013 Sources of Support Foundations 31% Alumnae 21% Organizations & Corporations


Upper School Parents


Past Parents


Lower School Parents


Grandparents 1%

Foundations $479,090 Alumnae $319,620 Organizations & Corporations


Upper School Parents


Past Parents & Friends


Lower School Parents


Grandparents $19,390 Total


Uses of Support Unrestricted $859,163 Restricted to Scholarship $413,630 Special Projects Total

$256,567 $1,529,360

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Total Income


Tuition & Fees


Santa Catalina Fund


Interest & Other Income


Events 1%

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Dining Service


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The Santa Catalinians 1950 Society recognizes the school’s most loyal and generous supporters whose gifts provide the fondation of annual support to the Santa Catalina Fund.

* denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving

Founders Circle ($20,000 or more) Kit and Peter Bedford (Kirsten Nelson ’56)* Pamela Fairbanks de Villaine ’60* Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59* Margie and Taylor Fithian* Jean Perkins Foundation Jennifer Johnson Rene and Gaylord Johnson III (Rene McCurry ’86) Angela Nomellini ’71* The Otter Cove Foundation Peter and Kirsten Bedford Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation* Nonie Bechtel Ramsay ’71* S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation* Santa Catalina Benefit Celebration* The Wagner Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation Sudie and A. Gordon Worsham Stacie and Stephen Worsham

Veritas Circle ($19,999 - $10,000) Anonymous Frederick Bates Michelle and Garrett Blake Jenny Budge ’71* Kate and Bob Ernst* D.D. and Paul Felton Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Nancy and Philip Greer* Grover Hermann Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Alita and Michael Kavalauskas Candace and Iver Lyche, Jr. S.T.A.R. Foundation

Santa Catalina School Golf Tournament* The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Mary Pat Reardon Sweetman ’60 Kelly and Brian Swette The Justin Dart Family Foundation The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation Jane Tucker

Hacienda Circle ($9,999 - $5,000)

Jane Nissen Laura and Richard Pfaff (Laura Knoop ’72)* Sister Christine Price Maureen and Benjamin Richards* Michaela and Reuben Richards Santa Catalina Parent Association* Larisa Shiryaeva-Suezaki and Bruce Suezaki Nancy Sweetland Kwong Fai Pong and Guofeng Wang Andrea Watson-Bross ’85

Patrons Circle

Anonymous ($2,499 - $1,500) Robert Balles Sister Claire Barone* Rita Alves Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54* Anonymous Julie and Curt Breitfuss Cass and Mike Antle (Julie Jones ’79)* (Catherine Slaughter ’79) Megan and Michael Bruno ’82 LS* Arizona Community Foundation Hope and Bruce Burnam France de Sugny Bark ’59* Stephen Dart Basia Belza ’73 Pam and Russ Fadel BHP Billiton Randi and Robert Fisher Inés and Gerardo Borromeo (Randi Stroud ’74)* Margaret Miller Brown ’74 Barbara and Peter Folger* Cara and Peter Butler Karen Greer Goss ’85 Hee Un Baeg and Min Koo Choi Greer Family Foundation Heather and Brian Church Tracy and Eric Hass (Tracy Miller ’75)* Jennifer and Brendan Connolly Cynthia and Eric Haueter ConocoPhillips (Cynthia Willoughby ’76)* Margs and Peter Dalis Liz and Scott Hulme (Margaret Brackenridge ’61) Lynn LaMar* Katie and Gary Darnell Samuel Leung (Katie Finnegan ’72)* Willa and Ned Mundell* Ellen and Tom Dunnion The Northern Trust Company Julie Heywood Edwards ’76 Jennifer Post ’82 Estate of Sister Carlotta J. Peter Read, Jr. Deborah and Dirk Etienne San Francisco Foundation* (Deborah ’82)* Janie and Keith Shoemaker Laura and Rich Everett Michelle and Samuel Tan (Laura May ’85) The Burnham Foundation of Nutter, Kellen Flanigan ’83 McClennen & Fish, LLP* Erica Sullivan Fuller ’71 United Way of the Bay Area* Julie Garcia ’71* Kelly and Wesley von Schack Kathy and Matthew Gibbs* Sarah and Dana Gordon Kim Whitney and James Griffith Margaret Gregg Grossman ’60* Clarrie and Ralph Hanley ($4,999 - $2,500) Betsy Helm Hansen ’60 Terry Whitney Baganz ’69* Diana Hastings Courtney Benoist ’77 and Jason Fish* Megan Heister ’95* Rob Bolt Ahalia and Andres Herrera Anne Munzer Bourne ’70* Lori and Dan Hightower* Sharon and Edward Bullard Anne Hilby ’01 (Sharon Smith ’68)* Paula and Bruce Hilby Barbara Bundy* Suzanne Icaza ’74 Gay Callan ’67 and George Stone* Jameen and Jon Jacoby Patricia and Pedro Cerisola (Jameen Wesson ’77)* Yi-Show and Shen-Chia Chen Jane T. Daiss and Eisner Foundation Robert M. Daiss Family Foundation Georgia and Breck Eisner Shirley Childs Kelly ’79 (Georgia Irwin ’88) Martha and Rick Kennifer Ceseli and Hugh Foster* Deborah and Charles Kosmont Carter Hachman Jackson ’87* Julie Lambert ’80* Judith Musto Hachman ’61* Nadya and Jonathan Larsen Sylvia Estrada Hellmund ’87* P. Samantha Lewis ’97* Karen Johnson Hixon ’69 The John F. Maher Family Foundation Madeleine Homan Blanchard ’78 John F. Maher Elizabeth and Dennis Jebbia* Lydia and Bryan Mansour Beverly and Thomas Klinger Rita and Lee McClennahan Yi-Juin Chow and Chen-Hsien Lin L. Douglas McKenzie* Nicki and Michael McMahan Nora McNeely Hurley ’78 Debra and Jeffery Meeks Judith and James Moses R. J. and D. A. Munzer Foundation* (Judith McDonald ’86)*

Legacy Circle

Cece Austin-Noorzoy and Jamal Noorzoy Susanne and Kenneth Nowak Ann and Rich Patterson Sandra Barrett Perkin ’86 Laurie Pope-Browne* Margi and Tom Power (Margi Bogart ’86)* Victoria and Wayne Prim Anke Hebig and Tony Prophet Denise and Chris Pryor Dawn Mudge and Allen Radner Wendy and Victor Ramirez Karen and George Rathman Jinx and Peter Ring (Jinx Hack ’60)* Susan Cluff and Neil Rudolph Joan Seamster ’67* Grace and Cornelio Sillano, Jr. Jeanne Vibert Sloane ’74 Karine Snyder Lyon Natalie A. Stewart ’63* Lorene and Martin Sublett The Louise and Walter Sullivan Foundation Stacey and Dominic Taddeucci (Stacey Pruett ’82)* Catherine and Bert Tardieu The Florence V. Burden Foundation Linda and David Ting (Linda Chang ’88) Fatima Sabanova and Dominick Veliko-Shapko Julie and Joe Villarreal Frederick Weakley* Wells Fargo Community Support Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gifts Brooksley and Darren Williams Bobbie Cella Wilsey ’64 Julia and Brad Wong (Julia Janko ’82)* Eunhee Kim and Seonbok Yi

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Upper School Alumnae Gifts Santa Catalina School Alumnae Association Board of Directors Executive Committee Judy McDonald Moses ’86 President Laurie Washburn Hogen ’58 Vice President Liz Holt Protell ’64 Vice President Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96 Vice President Mzilikazi Kone ’01 Vice President Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83 Director of Alumnae Relations Members Sally Fay ’74 Jeanne Vibert Sloane ’74 Kathy Trafton ’74 Lore Childs Macdonald ’76 Jennifer Post ’82 Ann Frasse Stowe ’82 Patty Cerisola de Mansi ’83 Christina Nalchajian Whitley ’85 Stephanie Post Pollard ’85 Shannon McClennahan Mozes ’87 Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88 Nínive Clements Calegari ’89 Kim Meek Shickel ’89 Gigi Lin O’Hara ’90 Julie Rathman Fenton ’99 Laura Stenovec ’99 Annie Hilby ’01 Marina Barcelo ’04

Chapter Chairs *designates Alumnae Association Board member Boston Kate Myers Brizius ’88 Sally Fay ’74* Chicago Lisa Cavanaugh Wiese ’74 Dallas Hope Morgan ’90 Denver Laura Stenovec ’99* Houston Nancy Kennedy Major ’96 Monterey Liz Holt Protell ’64* Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88* New York Liz Belanger ’00 Northern California Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96*

Seattle Ann Frasse Stowe ’82* Peggy Frasse ’84 Southern California Jennifer Post ’82* Stefanie Post Pollard ’85* Washington, D.C. Daniela Perez Fayer ’83 Katie Fruzynski ’04 International Chapters Asia Rene Leung ’99 Angelina Yao ’99 Europe Lara Brehmer ’98 Latin America Patty Cerisola-Mansi ’83* Leslie Hulse ’88

Reunion Class Agents 2012–2013 Beatrice Leyden Moore ’53 Laurie Washburn Hogen ’58 Donna Work Silverberg ’58 Natalie Stewart ’63 Sandra Clark-Lewis ’68 Nina Nickel Gladish ’68 Jane Turner Hart ’68 Ann Finnegan ’73 Tina Greene ’73 Kellen Flanigan ’83 Molly Johnson Grimmett ’83 Jean Mandel ’83 Veronika Oven Riley ’88 Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88 Cedra Ginsburg Goldman ’93 Ellen McGlynn ’93 Alexandria Walton Radford ’98 Priscilla McCarthy ’03

Class Agents 2012–2013 Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54 Sheila Godwin Peavey ’56 Sally Smith Rhodes ’57 Karen Swanson Crummey ’60 Caroline Harris Henderson ’61 Lander Reeves Hynes ’62 Barbara Grant Armor ’62 Sheila McMahon Williams ’64 Caroline Lord Mackenzie ’65 Mary Whitney Kenney ’67 Gay Callan ’67 Terry Whitney Baganz ’69 Lisa Cavanaugh Wiese ’74 Lore Childs Macdonald ’76 Franca Gargiulo ’80 Nancy Nomellini Koulouris ’81 Stacey Pruett Taddeucci ’82 Jennifer Post ’82 Margaret Gibbons Bertero ’86 Susan Smith Nixon ’87 Sylvia Estrada Hellmund ’87 Shannon McClennahan Mozes ’87

Emily Palmer Browne ’89 Amy Rees Nelson ’89 Marita Quint Bruni ’91 Courtney Eaton Turner ’92 Aimee Brinks Muth ’94 Kelly Ewen Schindler ’95 Joy Fischer ’96 Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96 Catherine Lyons ’99 Frances Verga-Lagier Cook ’99 Elizabeth Belanger ’00 Abigail Bowen James ’00 Olivia Nilsson ’02 Marina Barcelo ’04 Hadley Clark ’05 Lauren Kristich ’06 Sophie Raskin ’06 Eleana Collins ’07 Mari Swim ’07 Kaycie Gillette-Mallard ’07 Khatijah Corey ’09 Brittany Robison ’09 Christina Quisno ’11 Emily Grunwald ’11 Sarah Morris ’12 Courtney Gillespie ’12

Alumnae Gifts * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving

1953 67% Class of

Deborah Kneedler Berggren* Laurie Angel McGuinness Beatrice Leyden Moore Fleana Giglio Snapp*

1954 30% Class of

Patricia Bondesen-Smith* Gloria Felice* Jeanne Nielsen Marshall Gifts to Other Funds Estate of Rosemarie Rochex

1955 14% Class of

Mary Nevin Henderson Diane Rosales Krol Yvonne Bernadicou Lyon

1956 62% Class of

Kit Nelson Bedford* Nitze Erro Caswell* Eileen Schultz English Renée Wurzmann Farjeon* Jane Howard Goodfellow Anne Hicks Kimball Sheila Godwin Peavey Eugenie Madden Watson* Kress Harris Whalen* Gifts to Other Funds Kit Nelson Bedford*

1957 31% Class of

Mary Ellen Smith Ash Mary Cano Sue Clowes Mayhugh Margaret McCann Grant* Bobbie Erro Marsella* Mimi Desmond Mathews Sally Smith Rhodes Camille Annotti Stevens*

1958 46% Class of

Susan Miller Ashla Marie Diridoni* Gigi Vincenz Eastman Mardi Hack* Laurie Washburn Hogen* Lilly Harman Huppert Katherine Howard Loparco* Betsy Bourret Neu Camille Stahl Penhoet Sally Sibley Donna Work Silverberg

1959 61% Class of

Blake Anderson France de Sugny Bark* Barclay Braden Margaret Rosenberg Duflock* Shelley LeBlanc Duke Louise Grant Garland Julie Hutcheson* Wendy Burnham Kuhn Irene May Lawler* Deborah McCann Kristan Jacobson O’Neill* Bernadette Requiro Peavey Kathleen Mailliard Rende Hansi de Petra Rigney* Teresa Annotti Rogers Dorothy Dwyer Schreiber Marilyn Brown Wykoff Gifts to Other Funds Margaret Rosenberg Duflock

1960 54% Class of

Daphne Craige Bertero Judith Botelho Cain* Karen Swanson Crummey Pamela Fairbanks de Villaine* Mimi Doud Detels Judy Rianda Dudley Sandra Shaw Egan* Suzanne Townsend Finney Margaret Gregg Grossman* Betsy Helm Hansen Joanna Grant Hartigan* Joan Stafford Haynes* Penny Pringle Knowles Wendy Miller Lambeth Julie Perkins Layne Lani LeBlanc* Joanne L. Nix Julie Thomas Obering* Jinx Hack Ring* Mary Pat Reardon Sweetman


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Diana Blackhall Talcott Karene O’Connell Vernor* Domie Garat Werdel* Catherine O’Hara Willmott Nan Griffin Winter Gifts to Other Funds Daphne Craige Bertero

1961 39% Class of

Penelope Corey Arango Judy Nagel Cox Leigh Curran Margs Brackenridge Dalis Sara Fargo Pamela Gamble Rocchi Judi Musto Hachman* Theresa Lowe Hall* Caroline Harris Henderson* Mary-Allen Macneil Edith Chase McDougal Maria Hart McNichol Victoria Street Medeiros

1962 35% Class of

Barbara Grant Armor* Jill Gillett Berry Mary Foley Bitterman Diana Vhay Ford* Nina Davis Gray Linda Chace Griffiths Lander Reeves Hynes Mary Marold Lynnea Larson Payne Susie Blair Riley Sandra Hollenbeck Schnieder* Margaret Stewart

1963 63% Class of

Mar-Ellen Bowlin Briel J’Amy Maroney Brown Kathleen Brown Maria Remenyi Cantrell Ghislaine de Give Vicki Diepenbrock Victoria Dillon Jansie Stephens Farris Pamela Du Pratt Gallaway Lynn Gates Suzy Gazlay Pat Coonan Hackett Vicki Relfe Hamilton Judy Haig Hansen Robin Hatcher* Katharine Reiter Imwalle Suzy Janss Ferguson Sonya Little Deborah Hooper Marchand Roberta Thaler Mitchell Roxanne Spieker Morse Ashley NewLiberty Donna Hollenbeck Ramos Sally Rorick-Orlando* Patricia Daugherty Shallenberger Mary McClay Smith Diane Ditz Stauffer* Natalie Stewart Sandra Little Swift Danielle Varlay Bonnet Vicki McCallum Waddell Trish Scott Williams

1964 64%

1967 21%

1971 26%

Class of

Class of

Class of

Lesley Andrus Cameron Butts Bianchi Carole Blackwell Mary Shea Callaghan Katherine Hoffman Enright* Maureen Finn* Christina Cotton Gannon* Laurie Carson Griff Marianne Hidas-Trotter Priscilla Gillett Hoecker* Louise La Mothe* Shirleelynn Arnaudo Lee Barbara Carpenter McDonald Florence Nixon Dewey MacLean Parker Elizabeth Holt Protell Donna Hart Reid* Christine Di Giorgio Timmerman* Polly Hills Van Horne Ginny von Hasseln Sheila McMahon Williams Barbara Cella Wilsey Gifts to Other Funds Cameron Butts Bianchi

Catherine Quarre Alexander Gay Callan* Renata Engler Carolyn Layton Garner-Reagan Mary Whitney Kenney* Melissa King* Ann Kuchins Mary Sweetland Laver Katharine Lewis Melinda Bowman Manlin Joan Seamster Rosalind Boswell Seysses Gifts to Other Funds Lauren Bechtel Dachs

Janet Miller Abbott Jenny Budge* Debra Rosenberg Boyer M. J. Demetras Erica Sullivan Fuller Julie Garcia* Lisa Coniglio Kaufmann Carol Kolb Carol Hamerly Moses Angela Nomellini* Anne O’Leary Nonie Bechtel Ramsay* Camy Lagomarsino Renton* Leslie Fancher Rodman Gifts to Other Funds Jenny Budge* M. J. Demetras Elena Gates Motlow Angela Nomellini* Nonie Bechtel Ramsay* Camy Lagomarsino Renton*

1965 32% Class of

Carolyn Cain* Bettie Hutcheson Carrell Michele Clark* Susan Corey Tammy Dougherty M.F. Flynn Kathy McEnerney Harper Margaret Hudson Elizabeth Hudson Kenyon Evie Lindemann Molly Helm Lynch Maisie de Sugny MacDonald* Caroline Lord Mackenzie Anne Kernwein Schafer Gifts to Other Funds Deborah Tanous Scofield Patricia Allen Sparacino* Ann Hodges Strickland Ann Lewis Vlcek Kathleen Durkin Webster Mallory Vail Weymann*

1966 30% Class of

Traci Bliss Susan Van Sicklen Calfee Donna Miller Casey Cathy Caton Elizabeth Budge D’Hemery Susan Grupe dePolo Paula Sullivan Escher Katherine Fay Cece Cotton Fowler* Perry Walker Freeman Carol Hoffman Hambleton* Ann Craig Hanson Glovie Reiter Lynn* Kathleen Kelsey Macker Katherine Strub Reed Therese Roos Barbara Burton Szemborski Anian Pettit Tunney Teresa Ferrari Votruba

1968 13% Class of

Sharon Smith Bullard* Sandra Clark-Lewis Nina Nickel Gladish Jane Turner Hart Suzi Woodworth Johnston Daphne Macneil Marcia Middaugh Maloney Charlotte Heatley McIntosh Elizabeth Moffitt Beatrix Oswald Robinson Paula Sparolini Lisa van der Sluis Terry Durkin Wilkinson* Mary Wynne

1972 22% Class of

Lucinda Scales Chapman Katie Finnegan Darnell* Tena Dunaway Farr Sally Hansen Green* Mimi Hart Harris Mary Myers Kauppila* Donna Kolb Charlotte Kresl Karen List Letendre Connie Tirrell McEvoy* Susan Rasmussen McKeever Joan Maze Miles Mary Morris Miller Terry Whitney Baganz* Laura Knoop Pfaff* Elisabeth Bloomingdale Bell* Victoria Ames Bernstorff-Gyldensteen* Jennifer Godward Trainor Betty Ann Webb Pamela Walsh Coakley Gifts to Other Funds Teresa Covington* Louise Harris* Sandra Donnell Laura Knoop Pfaff* Theresa May Duggan Mary Eileen Reilley* Gail Frick-Barmby* Laurie Vibert Schofield Nancy Pulford Griffin Bridget Hildebrand-Booth Karen Johnson Hixon Catherine Schipper Leslie Laurie Watson Raymond Gifts to Other Funds Virginia Sewell Basia Belza

1969 17% Class of

1973 40% Class of

1970 17% Class of

Belinda Beckett* Anne Munzer Bourne* Marie Cantin* Terry Albert Levin* Christina Hansen McEnroe Deborah Smith Roberts Suzanne Saunders Shaw Neville Penney Susich Melinda Montgomery Thomas* Diana Whitesides* Gifts to Other Funds Terry Albert Levin*

Suzanne Bryan* Lucy Butler Laura Cornett Bliss Croonquist Donna Moniz Davis Tina Tomlinson Del Piero Ann Drendel-Haas Ann Finnegan Anne Cochran Frischkorn Diane Hull Gansauer Mary Golden Tina Greene Sarah Haskell Dana Hees Colette Masson Hirata Leigh Mahone Hoburg Deb Humm-Bremser Jessica Jones Jessica Andrus Lindstrom Colette Cutter Impellizzeri Mary Biaggi McEachern Sue Weyerhaeuser Messina Barbara Smith O’Brien Polly O’Melveny-Nelson Cynthia Pitts Purvis

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1974 21% Class of

Sally Fay Cottingham Randi Stroud Fisher* Suzanne Dragge Icaza Elizabeth Nomellini Musbach* Catherine Greene Ono Martha Winans Slaughter Jeanne Vibert Sloane Victoria Tarantino Kathleen Trafton Peggy McDonnell Vance Azile Johnston White Lisa Cavanaugh Wiese* Lorraine Boswell Wilcox

1975 15% Class of

Annette Leach Alcocer Katherine Schreiner Barnett Roe Brown-Arn* Amanda Bryan Christine Blom Gomez Tracy Miller Hass* Katherine Oven* Sarah Colmery Preston Christie Wills Price Nancy Williams Shea Joan Weakley* Gifts to Other Funds Tracy Miller Hass* Elizabeth Walker Rudinica Nancy Williams Shea

1976 19% Class of

Pamela Anderson-Brule Coral Armstrong Julie Heywood Edwards Phyllis Weyerhaeuser Griggs Cynthia Willoughby Haueter* Eileen Hemphill-Haley Susan Haber Hinstorff Mia Homan* Linda Abston Larsen Jill Lee Lore Childs Macdonald Kate Dentoni Mitchell Lorie Dillingham Rosenwald Erica Torell Tessa Wilcox

1977 13% Class of

Courtney Benoist* Anne Bryan* Frances McDonald DeSouza Annette Fulstone Jameen Wesson Jacoby* Joy Franich Maze* Paula Opperman McKinney Sandi Fleishhacker Randall*

1978 11%

1983 26%

Class of

Class of

Margaret Campodonico Audrey Dormer Foraker Julie Yurkovich Forrest Maddie Homan Blanchard Nora McNeely Hurley Sally O’Neill Tich* Brooke Wentz

Michelle Degnan Ackert Kate Mullaney Barry Patricia Cerisola-Mansi* Tara Davey-Rosa Daniela Perez Fayer Kellen Flanigan Virginia Harris Gable Jessica Girard Molly Johnson Grimmett Jean Mandel Gretchen Mueller Burke Isabelle Janko Murphy Mary Sutton Pinkus Crissy Mathews Redline Rachel Mendelson Rice Gifts to Other Funds Maria Pope

1979 10% Class of

Diane Ryan Adams Cass Slaughter Antle Julie Jones Breitfuss* Carrie Gelles Tova Wiley-Hornung Shirley Childs Kelly Gifts to Other Funds Julie Jones Breitfuss*

1980 18% Class of

Andrea Bohn Eisinger Franca Gargiulo* Ellen McGuire Gaucher* Suzanne Renault Hollingsworth Joan Goodfellow Knetemann* Julie Lambert* Amy Kajikuri Martinetto Dana DePuy Morgan Kathleen Nicolaides Lilia Ashrafi Powers Laure Woods*

1981 16% Class of

Louise Diepenbrock Baker Leslie Walker Burlock Karen Gladstone Dawson Laura Lyon Gaon Brooke Meyers Hamilton Pamela Jue Nancy Nomellini Koulouris Michel Murphy Mary Politzer Pradier Angelyn Bass Rivera Katie McGrath Schumacher Lillis Grove Stern Molly Hogan Vatinel Gifts to Other Funds Laura Lyon Gaon

1982 24% Class of

Betsy Black Lynn Gawthrop Bouck Marka McLaughlin Brenner Deborah Etienne* Elizabeth Skinner Harney Elizabeth Lowden Herreid Kate Stockwell Hussey Cydney Topol Kingery Susan Lockwood Jennifer Post Ann Frasse Stowe* Stacey Pruett Taddeucci* Suzanne Linton Ver Schure Julia Janko Wong* Gifts to Other Funds Stacey Pruett Taddeucci* Julia Janko Wong*

1984 8% Class of

Gabriela Guajardo Armenta Kelly Hanley Coburn Kathleen Deming Devon Christensen Mackey Joanne Van der Plas Viola

1985 17% Class of

Adrienne Nordstrom Bellagamba Jamie Buffington Browne* Laura May Everett Serena Fritz-Cope Karen Greer Goss Caroline Berolzheimer Guenther Shannon McCracken Milne Stefanie Post Pollard Celia Shelton Rogers Renee Compton Ryan Andrea Watson-Bross Christina Nalchajian Whitley

1986 21% Class of

Gretchen Zug Boyle* Ulrike Devoto* Amy Halley Hill Rene McCurry Johnson Sarah Dee Longaker Sarah Smith Lucas Jill McFarland McCabe Judith McDonald Moses* Sandra Barrett Perkin Margaret Bogart Power* Kristin Ring Lyndy Chang Stewart Katharine Folger Yeager

1987 31% Class of

Susan Dalessio Batterton Kassandra Thompson Brenot* Katherine Graham Devine Samantha Dillard China Flanigan Joanna Fung Carter Hachman Jackson* Sylvia Estrada Hellmund* Cressey Belden Janko Alexandra Kahn Meg Campbell Kingsland

Laura Evans Manatos Carter Johnson Martin Marian McCall Ala Milani Shannon McClennahan Mozes Susan Smith Nixon* Amanda Berman Pires Susan Eliason Scott Maria Wigmore

1988 22% Class of

Kate Myers Brizius Pamela Ham Butler Andrea Leffel Coleman* Elizabeth Duke-Molinski Georgia Irwin Eisner Wendy Fuller Fiona Dabney Grandi Jane Hunter Michelle Oberle Odle Serena Bennett Padian Jennifer Pratt Veronika Oven Riley Jennifer Ramras Sardina Linda Chang Ting Ellen Stein Watson Gifts to Other Funds Pamela Ham Butler

1989 18% Class of

Crystal Boyd Nínive Clements Calegari* Tracy Taylor Everett Meredith Burke Lawler Jennifer Nokes Elizabeth Maher Purdum Amy Rees Nelson* Theresa Rounseville Kimberly Meek Shickel Beth Russo Tarallo* Gifts to Other Funds Beth Russo Tarallo*

1990 8% Class of

Kathy Knoll Michele Huthart Li Jana Novak Miller Gigi Lin O’Hara Alicia Read Hoggan Gifts to Other Funds Jana Novak Miller

1991 14% Class of

Marita Quint Bruni Lynn Chan Cheong Alison Morey Garrett Christina Hu Monica Duflock Kwait Michelle Lynch

1992 13% Class of

Christina Quaglieri Cross* Thalma Thais Dudley Rebecca Hays-Rovey



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Leslie Hunt Johnson* Riley DeGroot Mott Jen Petersen Courtney Eaton Turner

1993 35% Class of

Catherine MacDonald Christian Brett Davis Collins Alison Cantor Corkery Maddy Daniels Jennifer Dohrmann-Alpert Hannah Eade Sarah Brown Goforth Cedra Ginsburg Goldman* Galen Johnson Sarah Folger Kilmain Nicole Lazarus Miranda Maison LeKander Whitney Adams Mathes Marisa Frank McArthur Ellen McGlynn* Kelly Neary Janene Ashford Ward Christine Griffin Young Gifts to Other Funds Catherine MacDonald Christian Brett Davis Collins Kahlil Thompson Coyle Karen Demski O’Brien I.V. Lacaillade Schmid

1994 19% Class of

Amy Smith Ainscough Alexa Flores-Hull Emily Gatch Abiah Folger Karthauser* Jenner Fritz Morrison Aimee Brinks Muth Carrie Docter Person Jennifer Harr Tonnis Branda Wang Merritt Minnemeyer Weisenburger Gifts to Other Funds Merritt Minnemeyer Weisenburger

1995 7% Class of

Gianna Franzia Megan Heister* Kelly Ewen Schindler Caroline Barkan Wilkinson* Gifts to Other Funds Lindsay O’Hara England Liz Lloyd

1996 17% Class of

Larisa Orpilla Castille Joy Fischer Katharina Brinks Lathen* Andrea Pekin Lord Nancy Kennedy Major Yvette Merchant Nichols Jennifer Noble Valerie O’Halloran

1997 12%

2001 11%

Class of

Class of

Kristine Del Gallego Causee* Ashlee Ferlito Stacey Robbins Jordan Basia Kapolka Samantha Lewis* Morgan Rogers McMillan Camellia Rodríguez-SackByrne* Charlotte Richardson Snyder Monika Pataye Watkins

Caroline Collins* Anne Hilby Mzilikazi Kone Jamie Larson Diana Ernst McKibben Allison McFaddan Mesina Claire Reilly Liza Wood Gifts to Other Funds Anne Hilby

1998 17% Class of

Christina Alvarez Lara Brehmer Farrell Finstad Calabrese Claire Coffee Eileen Corrigan* Adrienne Harris Langley Kreuze Martha Noel Alexandria Walton Radford Terrin Rockwood Megan Taormino Melissa Babitzke Wolfe Gifts to Other Funds Catherine Hawley

1999 26% Class of

Elisabeth Brinks* Frances Verga-Lagier Cook Sarah Maguire Duffy Erin Dunnion Ariana Ebrahimian* Julie Rathman Fenton Melissa Garren Whitney MacDonald Gough Dena Kolb Trish Nugent Lingamfelter Emily Muscio-Donohue Lyons Alaina McDonald Sarah Gallagher Parker Emma Hinsdale Pickering Ali Schneider Laura Stenovec* Annette Verga-Lagier Gifts to Other Funds Frances Verga-Lagier Cook Kathryn Maurer Emma Hinsdale Pickering

2000 18%

2002 10% Class of

Katherine Carnazzo Sarah Kennifer Garrigues Kate Gibson Sasha Irving Courtney Moore Olivia Nilsson Aniela Rahardja

2003 19% Class of

Gaby Asmus Teddy Bates Granstaff Jeanette Kreuze Thu-Anh Le Katie Tugend Lehner Priscilla McCarthy* Megan Mulloy Soli Romero Monica Johnson Steiner Alex Sutty Ashley Hightower Tower Simone Villalobos Stephanie Wai Amanda Wilson Woodyard

2004 7% Class of

Marina Barcelo Sophia DeSantis Elena Ebrahimian Katie Fruzynski Kendall Hoxsey Gifts to Other Funds Charlotte Hwang Robin Stallard

2005 9%

Class of

Class of

Elizabeth Belanger Alexandra Mendez Clark Carrie Coffee Whitney Emerson Katie Founds Laura Del Santo Harter Abigail Bowen James Brigitte Kouba Autumn Quinn* Priya Kumar Raju Katy Congdon Williams Gifts to Other Funds Autumn Quinn*

Madeline Callander Cristina Carnazzo Hadley Clark Jessica Hightower Eliza Hussman Gaines Megan Pollacci Gifts to Other Funds Olivia Hussman Eliza Hussman Gaines

Alexandra Kautz Anna Lopez Sophie Raskin Ariel Robertson Genevieve Taricco Gifts to Other Funds Alexandra Kautz

2007 7% Class of

Cathryn Carrubba Samantha Marrah Courtney Mazzei Samantha P. Wai Ryann Woolf

2008 10% Class of

Christine Alves Maria DiGiovanni Ila Foley Kelsey Hightower Mallory Jebbia Sarah Luksik

2009 6% Class of

Adriana Bechini Kenly Flanigan Alexandre Harrell Katherine Kihs

2010 5% Class of

Maeko Bradshaw Christine Torrise M.C. Vatinel Gifts to Other Funds Alyssa Dougherty

2011 8% Class of

Kathryn Avila Kristina Flathers Megan Knetemann Christina Quisno Isabelle Williams

2012 18% Class of

Carla Berra Emily Blake Annika Fling Katharine Garcia Kelsey Hand Sarah Morris Vanessa Woodard

Other Student Gifts

2006 13% Class of

Candace Brekka Courtney Throgmorton Colimodio Sigrid Fostvedt

Kelsey Green ’13 Joan Chen ’13 Hayden Williams ’18 LS Evelyn Williams ’19 LS

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Participation counts

Thank you, Class Agents! Alumnae Reunion Top Class Awards Class of 1953 • 67% Participation

The Alumnae Reunion Top Class Award recognizes the highest participation and the highest number of donors in the Santa Catalina Fund by an alumnae reunion class.

Class Agent: Beatrice Leyden Moore Class of 1963 • 30 Donors Class Agent: Natalie Stewart

Sister Kieran Participation Award The Sister Mary Kieran Award recognizes two non-reunion classes that achieve the highest rate of participation and the highest number of donors in support of the Santa Catalina Fund.

Class of 1956 • 62% Participation Class Agent: Sheila Goodwin Peavey Class of 1960 • 25 Donors Class Agent: Karen Swanson Crummey

The Top Notch Award Class of 2012 • 18% Participation

The Top Notch Award is given to the class that within five years of graduation achieves the highest participation in the Santa Catalina Fund.

Class Agents: Courtney Gillespie and Sarah Morris

Lower School Alumni Gifts Annette Leach Alcocer ’75, ’71 LS Catherine Slaughter Antle ’79, ’75 LS Caroline Bassett ’80 LS Elizabeth Belanger ’00, ’96 LS Christine Belleci ’81 LS Brennan Browne ’99 LS Sean Browne ’05 LS Michael Bruno ’82 LS Oliver Burke ’12 LS Pamela Ham Butler ’88, ’84 LS John Compagno ’82 LS Stephanie Barnes DeYoung ’86 LS Deborah Etienne ’82, ’78 LS Ashlee Ferlito ’97 Amy Little Figge ’84 LS Kristina Flathers ’11, ’07 LS Annika Fling, ’12 ’08 LS Katharine Garcia ’12, ’08 LS Terrence Gargiulo ’82 LS Franca Gargiulo ’80, ’76 LS Ellen McGuire Gaucher ’80, ’76 LS Tedra Bates Granstaff ’03, ’99 LS Kelsey Green ’13, ’09 LS Kelsey Hand ’12, ’08 LS Elizabeth Skinner Harney ’82, ’78 LS Jane Hunter ’88, ’84 LS Katherine Kihs ’09, ’05 LS Julie Lambert ’80, ’76 LS Sonya Little ’63, ’59 LS

Susan Lockwood ’82, ’78 LS Anna Lopez ’06, ’02 LS Sarah Luksik ’08, ’04 LS Michelle Lynch ’91, ’87 LS Amy Kajikuri Martinetto ’80, ’76 LS Whitney Adams Mathes ’93, ’89 LS Courtney Mazzei ’07, ’03 LS Diana Ernst McKibben ’01, ’97 LS Michel McMahan ’84 LS Ala Milani ’87, ’83 LS Dominic Mineo ’01 LS Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83, ’79 LS Isabelle Janko Murphy ’83, ’79 LS Ashley NewLiberty ’63, ’59 LS Amanda Berman Pires ’87, ’83 LS Megan Pollacci ’05, ’01 LS Stefanie Post Pollard ’85, ’81 LS Jennifer Post ’82, ’78 LS Christina Quisno ’11, ’07 LS Priya Kumar Raju ’00, ’96 LS Ariel Robertson ’06, ’02 LS Marisol Romero ’03, ’99 LS Anton Salameh ’96 LS Kelly Ewen Schindler ’95, ’97 LS Michelle Giurlani ’84 LS Robin Stallard ’04, ’00 LS Margaret Stewart ’62, ’58 LS Jennifer Harr Tonnis ’94, ’90 LS Christine Torrise ’10, ’06 LS

Suzanne Linton Ver Schure ’82, ’78 LS Simone Villalobos ’03, ’99 LS Victoria McCallum Waddell ’63, ’59 LS Julia Janko Wong ’82, ’78 LS


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Upper School Parent Gifts * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving

2013 66% Class of

Wendy and Rod Bartz Heilda and Frank Bellucci Rob Bolt Hope and Bruce Burnam Yi-Show and Shen-Chia Chen Chien-Fen Huang and Yao-Wen Chen Tublai and Harry Christensen Lena and Stuart Clark Linda and Bob Colter Heidi and Philip Daunt Mariana Avalos-Feehan and Patrick Feehan Julie and Michael Forrest (Julie Yurkovich ’78) Laura and Ric Giuliano Sarah and Dana Gordon Mila Green Tony Green Nancy and Kent Griffin (Nancy Pulford ’69) Cynthia and Eric Haueter (Cynthia Willoughby ’76)* Lori and Dan Hightower* Deborah Hoffman Margaret Horine Scott Horine Carol and Dennis Johnson Jennifer Johnson Cathy Joseph Jeanette and Kevin Kern Debra Lucero and Ray Laager Jeanne and John Laverone Shannon and Dylan Lee Sandra and Michael McPherson Debra and Jeffery Meeks Tisha Palma Lolice and Alexander Perez Zoë Hale and Dave Phillips Cassie and Jack Piasecki Margaret and Jim Scattini* Lorene and Martin Sublett Despina and Walter White Eunhee Kim and Seonbok Yi

2014 75% Class of

Sacha and Louis Albert Sylvia and Roberto Arias Rob Bolt Inés and Gerardo Borromeo Jamie Buffington Browne ’85 and Christopher Browne* Melody and George Butterworth IV Liz Johnston and Andrew Carter Anonymous Margret and Nicholas Chee Mary Kay Brewster and Christopher Clevenger Vivian and Scott Corriveau Nancy Haegel and William Davison Deborah and Dirk Etienne (Deborah ’82)* D.D. and Paul Felton Margie and Taylor Fithian* Kacy and David Fleming Rita and Frank Flores Kim and Jeff Franks Kathy and Matthew Gibbs* Stacey and Jacob Gregory Kim Whitney and James Griffith Catherine Gustavson and Rand Rueter*

Amy and Mathew Haas Ann and Sigurd Hadland Beatrice and James Hsu Liz and Scott Hulme Bonita Jacobs Ronald Jacobs Jennifer Johnson Tandy Johnson Felicia and Ray Kausin Julie and Phillip Kiboneka Nancy and Mitchell Koulouris (Nancy Nomellini ’81) Kyra and Stephen Kuhn David La Chance Kathryn Loomis Maricela and Fidel Lopez Deborah and Charles McCall Krista and Doug McIntyre Elizabeth and Malcolm McMahon Francine Hilaire-Miller and Arvid Miller Judith and James Moses (Judith McDonald ’86)* Jennifer Wynn and Tony Nguyen Ann and Rich Patterson Gay and Peter Reimann Julie Carson and James Russell* Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88 Kathleen Sercia Sylvia Sharp Danielle and Joe Sigrist Lori Abram and Peter Smallwood Sandra and Jim Staples Catherine and Bert Tardieu Rosalinda Jimenez and Jose Villegas Celeste and Scott White Susan and Steven Wright Daunelle and Weldon Wulstein Juntao Zhang

2015 67% Class of

Anne and Malik Baz Gloria Ibarra and Ricardo Beltran Sara Liu and James Bennett Heather and Matthew Boensel Angela and Robert Burks Diane and Jeff Cerf Lena and Stuart Clark Maria and Edward Colosky Chad Corriveau Melanie and Michael Crall Anne Killea and Patrick Donovan Ray Farnsworth Ada and Todd Fisher Maryann and Craig Fox Amy and Craig Furman Mia and Lawrence Hamwey Maria Hernandez Guadalupe Diaz-Juarez and Nilton Juarez Eiman and Magdi Kamel Cathy and Michael Kelly Yi-Juin Chow and Chen-Hsien Lin Charlene and Maurice Lindly III Joanne and John McLaughlin Maria and Antonio Melano Linda and Randall Mendoza Moira and Kenton Mitchell Caroline and Steven Mudd Kelly O’Dowd Naomi and Seth Pollack Anke Hebig and Tony Prophet Terrence Redfern Janie and Keith Shoemaker

Leslie Turrini-Smith and Doug Smith* Joanna and Ned Stork Evie and Tong Sun Shirley and Greg Umamoto Sarah and David Wallace Brooke Wentz ’78 Carol and Rick Wilson

2016 69% Class of

Karen and Lawrence Ames lll Jennifer and Rex Barney Michelle and Garrett Blake Jovi and Aaron Borchers Michelle and Gregg Brady Julie and Curt Breitfuss (Julie Jones ’79)* Denise and Kevin Cardona Margret and Nicholas Chee Stephanie and Patrick DeYoung, Jr. (Stephanie Barnes ’86 LS) Leslie and Charles Diakon Lynn and Frank Garcia* Robin Gostovich Elizabeth and Harlan Grogin Ericka and Douglas Gutshall Connie Harrell Tonna and David Henson Alicia Steinhardt and Nevin Hougardy Julie and Phillip Kiboneka Laraine and Rikk Kvitek Candace and Iver Lyche, Jr. Lydia and Bryan Mansour Maria and Tarak Mody Terry and Mused Mohsin Jennifer Wynn and Tony Nguyen Dawn Mudge and Allen Radner Wendy and Victor Ramirez Lynn and Rowell Rodriguez Julie Carson and James Russell* Martin Satow Tina Satow Helen and Michael Spanos Ann and Nicholas Stowe (Ann Frasse ’82)* Larisa Shiryaeva-Suezaki and Bruce Suezaki Susan Szasz Michelle and Samuel Tan Rosalinda Jimenez and Jose Villegas Celeste and Scott White Susan and Thomas Williams Doreen and Dale Zelles

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2013 80% Class of

Sara Liu and James Bennett Jody Bown Julia Brandt Kassandra and François Brenot (Kassandra Thompson ’87)* Laura and Christopher D’Amelio Jennifer Gill Fahrion and Dale Fahrion James Flagg Rita Gurs Reyna and Paul Hoonsbeen Nancy and Simon Hunt Lynne and Edward Johnson Kim and Barry Johnston Laurel and Phillip Lembo* Michel McMahan ’84 LS and Jason Camara Jeannine and Jeffery Nale Kathleen Brady and Mark Nettesheim Sandy and James Oh Ann and Rich Patterson Rita and Kenneth Petersen Denise and Chris Pryor Katy Castagna and Gary Ray* Carolyn and David Schanzer Linda and Bennie Schulman Hyuk Ju Shim and Hyun Shik Shim Joanna and Ned Stork Beth Russo Tarallo ’89* Kwong Fai Pong and Guofeng Wang Joan and Warren Yu

2014 84% Class of

Jen Anello Anna Lee and Matthew Do Laura and Frank Dost Pam and Russ Fadel Kacy and David Fleming Rita and Frank Flores Maryann and Craig Fox Kirsten Fraley Kathy and Matthew Gibbs* Michelle and Allen Jones Lisa and Joel Knight* Jo Le and Danny Ngo Yanli Tao and Xiaoxu Ning Cece Austin-Noorzoy and Jamal Noorzoy Deborah and Kenny Peyton Mayola Rodriguez and Juan Sanchez Margaret and Jim Scattini* Leslie Turrini-Smith and Doug Smith* Satu Terian Craig Varjian Francisca and Eric Wilhelm

2015 78% Class of

Julie and Shawn Atkins Victoria and Andrew Ausonio Maria and Richard Avelino Domine and Michael Barringer Sara Liu and James Bennett Karen and Henry Brown Lisa and Jeff Carter* Emily and Richard Downey Ada and Todd Fisher Annee and Chris Jacobs

Alita and Michael Kavalauskas Jenny and James Leamey Kelly Maney-Liner and Steve Liner Michel McMahan ’84 LS and Jason Camara Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83 and Justin Burke Deborah Nucci Dawn Mudge and Allen Radner Roger Rector Jamie and Stewart Roth Janie and Keith Shoemaker Grace and Cornelio Sillano, Jr. Joanna and Ned Stork Kelly and Brian Swette Lori Eitoku-Wong and Willard Wong Pamela and Kurt Yeager

2016 88% Class of

Christine Belleci and William Brewer Cara and Peter Butler Susan and Frank Cardinale Jennifer and Vincent Cardinale Shelby and Roark Craven Stephanie and Patrick DeYoung, Jr. (Stephanie Barnes ’86 LS) Debrah Dornath Pam and Russ Fadel Margaret and Fred Goldsmith* Diana Jiang Lydia and Bryan Mansour Josie and Sandor Nagy Jeannine and Jeffery Nale Susanne and Kenneth Nowak Sandy and James Oh Nita and Samir Patel Denise and Christopher Pryor Jamie and Stewart Roth Fatima Sabanova and Dominick Veliko-Shapko Simone and Stephen Wagner Lori Eitoku-Wong and Willard Wong Joan and Warren Yu

Class of

2018 75%

Class of

Maria and Richard Avelino Cara and Peter Butler Cynthia and Paul Cahalan Shelby and Roark Craven Anthony Della Sala Gina and Ryan Edwards Aleksandra and Heath Frye Niaomi and Jeff Hrepich Nancy and Simon Hunt Lisa and Joel Knight* Josie and Sandor Nagy Cece Austin-Noorzoy and Jamal Noorzoy Susanne and Kenneth Nowak Wendy and Victor Ramirez Cherie and Samuel Reynolds Beth Russo Tarallo ’89* Paula and Neville Udwadia Brooksley and Darren Williams

Tiffany and Richard Bufkin Pamela and Corey Butler (Pamela Ham ’88) Heather and Brian Church Courtney and Liam Doust Gina and Ryan Edwards Lia and Herm Edwards Valerie and David Ghio Rumyana and Alexander Iniakov Alita and Michael Kavalauskas Deborah and Charles Kosmont Vanessa and Vincent Maiorana Trina and Ricky Nguyen* Deborah and Kenny Peyton Lilia and Shawn Quinn Jaclyn and Jason Togneri Kelly and Wesley von Schack Victoria and Gary York Laura and Marc Zurlinden

Class of

2019 77%

Class of

Tiffany and Richard Bufkin Pamela and Corey Butler (Pamela Ham ’88) Jennifer and Vincent Cardinale Sabrina Taylor and Albert Conner Rajneesh and Sunderpal Dail Lindsey and Lawrence Henrard Ahalia and Andres Herrera Deborah and Charles Kosmont Ashley Yeates Lathrop and William Lathrop III Jenny and James Leamey Ala Milani ’87 Linda and Samuel Persall Kimiko Kato and Christian Reilly Cherie and Samuel Reynolds Connie and Blake Riley Joanna and Ned Stork Brooksley and Darren Williams

Lisa and David Alderson Michelle and Eric Borgomini Hee Un Baeg and Min Koo Choi Heather and Brian Church Jennifer and Brendan Connolly Rajneesh and Sunderpal Dail Julie and Corey Gaston Kate and Dan Green Lindsey and Lawrence Henrard Hollie and Brian Horvath Nadya and Jonathan Larsen Sheilaja and Vikram Mittal Ibi and John Murphy (Isabelle Janko ’83) Jamie and Stewart Roth Marisa and Chris Tonini Carrie and James Ushiba

of 2017 83% Class 2020 75% Class of

Julie and Shawn Atkins Michelle and Eric Borgomini Karen and Henry Brown Pamela and Corey Butler (Pamela Ham ’88) Anna Lee and Matthew Do Amy and Peter Figge (Amy Little ’84 LS) Cindy Brodsky and Terrence Gargiulo Rumyana and Alexander Iniakov Michelle and Allen Jones Kelly Maney-Liner and Steve Liner Lydia and Bryan Mansour Linda and Randall Mendoza Brenda and Marc Mizgorski Deborah and Kenny Peyton Margaret and Jim Scattini* Zoë and Steven Sippel Ron Sissem Joanna and Ned Stork Kelly and Brian Swette Julie and Joe Villarreal

Lisa and David Alderson Angelica and Marshal Blatt Michelle and Eric Borgomini Kassandra and François Brenot (Kassandra Thompson ’87)* Moon Choe Elizabeth and Daniel Diaz Gina and Ryan Edwards Lia and Herm Edwards Cindy Brodsky and Terrence Gargiulo Kate and Dan Green Lindsey and Lawrence Henrard Sang Young Jeong and Hyun Suk Kim Gloria and Richard Kim Nita and Samir Patel Marisa and Chris Tonini Carrie and James Ushiba Graciela and Tyne Whitmore Joan and Warren Yu

2021 72%

2022 80%


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Friends of Santa Catalina * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving

Alumni Parents, Grandparents, Camp Parents, and Friends Donna Adams Karen and Robert Adler Robin and John Aimé Catherine and Scott Alexander (Catherine Quarre ’67) Margaret and Sergio Alvarez* Rita Alves Adaline and Osvaldo Ancinas Anonymous Anonymous Cass and Mike Antle (Catherine Slaughter ’79) Jean Artz Julie and Shawn Atkins Harold Audet Victoria and Andrew Ausonio Maria and Richard Avelino Cindy and Rick Avelino Patty and Michael Avila Kathleen and Stephen Azevedo* Debra Baker and Dennis Evans Robert Balles Gloria and Frank Banich Patti and Hunt Bascom Deborah Basham Frederick Bates Sharon Bates* Meriwether and I. Croom Beatty John Beesley Diane and William Belanger, Jr.* Marie Belden Joan and Jan Belza Cynthia and Michael Bennett Maree Richards-Benson and Dale Benson Mary and Richard Berry Katherine and David BeVard* Brenda and Philip Bhaskar* Michelle and Garrett Blake Angelica and Marshal Blatt Melanie and Steven Block Heather and Matthew Boensel Pat and Bill Bokermann* Rob Bolt Michele and Roy Bolton Jody Bown Gayle Bradshaw Julia Brandt Joan Breitfuss Julie and Curt Breitfuss (Julie Jones ’79)* Kassandra and François Brenot* (Kassandra Thompson ’87) Christine Belleci and William Brewer Camille and Heinrich Brinks J’Amy Maroney Brown ’63 Megan and Michael Bruno ’82 LS* William Budge Daniel Bull Barbara Bundy* Theodore Burke Cecily and Donald Butts Cynthia and Paul Cahalan Nínive and Jean-Claude Calegari (Nínive Clements ’89) Gay Callan ’67 and George Stone* Margaret Campodonico ’78 and Reynolds Lave Pauline Cantin Sally and Lewis Cantor Jennifer and Vincent Cardinale Elizabeth and Burford Carlson

Denise Carrade Diane and Charles Carroll Jane Carter Lisa and Jeff Carter* Patricia and Pedro Cerisola Margret and Nicholas Chee Catherine and Tony Christian (Catherine MacDonald ’93) Lena and Stuart Clark Mary and Michael Colhoun Jo Ann and Julien Collins* Trisha Collins Catherine Compagno Kathy and Jeff Congdon Richard Cooley Geoffrey Couch Charles Crane Lorraine Crisp Phoebe and Arvid Croonquist Clara and Jeffrey Curry Margs and Peter Dalis (Margaret Brackenridge ’61) Heather and Brendan Daly Theresa D’Amico Katie and Gary Darnell (Katie Finnegan ’72)* Deirdre and Philip Darst Stephen Dart Linda Davey Gretchen de Baubigny Tina and Marc Del Piero (Tina Tomlinson ’73) Susan and Lawrence dePolo (Susan Grupe ’66) Stephen Devoto Stephanie and Patrick DeYoung, Jr. (Stephanie Barnes ’86 LS) Frances Dillingham Paula and Dennis Donohue Gloria and Jim Dougherty Mary and Stanley Dowson Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59* Barbara Dunlap Bridget Dunnion ’03 LS Connell Dunnion ’98 LS Ellen and Tom Dunnion Lucille Eggerman Janet Quinn and Robert Elmore Kate and Bob Ernst* Estate of Sister Carlotta Deborah and Dirk Etienne (Deborah ’82)* Arlene and Hayden Evans Laura and Rich Everett (Laura May ’85) Pam and Russ Fadel Tena Dunaway Farr ’72 Mariana Avalos-Feehan and Patrick Feehan Gloria Felice ’54* Carroll Fergusson Amy and Peter Figge (Amy Little ’84 LS) Maureen Finn ’64* Margie and Taylor Fithian* James Flagg Rita and Frank Flores Alexa Flores-Hull ’94 and John Hull Barbara and Peter Folger* Ceseli and Hugh Foster* Helen and Jacob Foster* Jacque and Craig Fourchy Kate Fourchy Maryann and Craig Fox Marilyn and Joseph Franzia Lev Frenklakh Serena Fritz-Cope ’85 and Peter Swearengen Jane and Ron Gallegos

Kathleen Gamper Laura and Rob Gaon (Laura Lyon ’81) Kathryn Garber Lynn and Frank Garcia* Barbara and Calvin Gatch Frances and Donald Gaver William Godward Catherine Golden Stacey and Ted Golding Connie and James Goldsmith Margaret and Fred Goldsmith* Guadalupe and Franco Gonzalez Jane Howard Goodfellow ’56 Chris and Mark Goodfellow Robin Gostovich Linda and Robert Gould* Vivian Graue-Allen Toto* Donna and Robert Greenfield* Nancy and Philip Greer* Stacey and Jacob Gregory Louise Audet and Paul Griffin Elizabeth and Harlan Grogin Rita Gurs Catherine Gustavson and Rand Rueter Monty and Russ Haisley Timothy Hall Barbara and Albert Ham Carol Hoffman Hambleton ’66* Clarrie and Ralph Hanley Connie Harrell Tamara and Reuben Harris Cynthia and Eric Haueter (Cynthia Willoughby ’76)* Tonna and David Henson Lori and Dan Hightower* Paula and Bruce Hilby Janet Hiley Colette Masson Hirata ’73 Kimberly Merrick-Hlasny and Thomas Hlasny Gayle and Harry Holmes Reyna and Paul Hoonsbeen Elizabeth Horton Alicia Steinhardt and Nevin Hougardy Dede and Steven Huish Nancy and Simon Hunt Ben and Walter Hussman Gaely and David Jablonski Jameen and Jon Jacoby (Jameen Wesson ’77) Elizabeth and Dennis Jebbia Donna Jett Carol and Dennis Johnson Lynne and Edward Johnson Jennifer Johnson Rene and Gaylord Johnson III (Rene McCurry ’86) Kim and Barry Johnston Maria Jones Mary Jones Cathy Joseph Guadalupe Diaz-Juarez and Nilton Juarez Daphne and Gerry Kapolka* Marlene Kellogg Martha and Rick Kennifer Jeanette and Kevin Kern Jeanette and Gary Kihs* Joan and Peter Knetemann (Joan Goodfellow ’80)* Patti and Stephen Kolb Laraine and Rikk Kvitek David La Chance Lynn LaMar* Wendy and Harvey Lambeth, Jr. (Wendy Miller ’60) Steve Landis

Olive Lansburgh* Jeanne and John Laverone Betsy and Alec Leach Jenny and James Leamey Suzanne and Jeff Lehr Laurel and Phillip Lembo* Samuel Leung Rose and Jeffrey Lewis Michele and Didier Li (Michele Huthart ’90) Charlene and Maurice Lindly III Kelly Maney-Liner and Steve Liner Joan and Matthew Little Tammy and Steven Long Lindsay Longe Katherine Howard Loparco ’58* Margie and John Lotz Janet and Daniel Luksik Molly Helm Lynch ’65 Maisie and Christopher MacDonald (Maisie de Sugny ’65)* John F. Maher Melinda and Michael Manlin (Melinda Bowman ’67) Lydia and Bryan Mansour Gael Loris and Daniel Marrah* Megan and S. John Martinelli Amy and Joseph Martinetto (Amy Kajikuri ’80) Kathleen Mason Mimi and Edward Mathews (Mimi Desmond ’57) Carey Lewis McAniff Rita and Lee McClennahan Joanne and Bill McCreery Barbara Carpenter McDonald ’64 Sheila McGuire* L. Douglas McKenzie* Estela and Patrick McKenzie Nicki and Michael McMahan Joseph Mendelson Linda and Randall Mendoza Molly Slete and Luen Miller Marian Mizelle Kathleen and Dennis Moberg Terry and Mused Mohsin Lorna and Kenneth Monroe Debbie Montes and George Ginette Montevalle Womens Group Vicki and Hicks Morgan* Jenner and Andrew Morrison (Jenner Fritz ’94) Eileen and John Morrissey Kelly Ann and David Morrow Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83 and Justin Burke Dianne and Richard Mueller Willa and Ned Mundell* Daphne Munzer* Liese and James Murphree Ashley NewLiberty ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Lit Ng Trina and Ricky Nguyen* Jennifer Wynn and Tony Nguyen Dorothy and James Nielsen Mary and David Nikssarian Yanli Tao and Xiaoxu Ning Susan and Jason Nixon (Susan Smith ’87) Nancy and Robert Nolan Susanne and Kenneth Nowak Sandy and James Oh Stana Oven* Serena and John Padian (Serena Bennett ’88) Christy Parker Lorraine and Matt Pasztalaniec*

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Ann and Rich Patterson Linda and Samuel Persall Janice Pine* Christy and Mark Pollacci Jean and Ron Pollacci Naomi and Seth Pollack Stefanie and Korey Pollard (Stefanie Post ’85) Laurie Pope-Browne* Margi and Tom Power (Margi Bogart ’86) Harriet Quarre Michelle and Michael Raggett Wendy and Victor Ramirez Karen and George Rathman Katy Castagna and Gary Ray* J. Peter Read, Jr. Marlene and Ronald Read Nancy Reilly Paul Rembert* Gynny Reyes Anne Rice Maureen and Benjamin Richards* Michaela and Reuben Richards Hansi and Robert Rigney (Hansi de Petra ’59)* Connie and Blake Riley Veronika Oven Riley ’88 Jinx and Peter Ring (Jinx Hack ’60)* Regina Angwin-Riordan and Thomas Riordan Philip B. Ritzau Angelyn Bass Rivera ’81 Joanne and William Robbins* Hilary and Bruce Robertson* Lynn and Rowell Rodriguez Celia and Steve Rogers (Celia Shelton ’85) Patricia and Pablo Romero Jamie and Stewart Roth Susan Cluff and Neil Rudolph Julie Carson and James Russell* Kathleen Ryan Mayola Rodriguez and Juan Sanchez Carolyn and David Schanzer Kathleen and Rick Schumacher (Kathleen McGrath ’81) Miriam and R.C. Schwertfeger* Dorothea and Paul Seymour Grace and Cornelio Sillano, Jr. Pat and Richard Sippel Zoë and Steven Sippel Susan and Stuart Smith Susan and Bradley Smith Karine Snyder Lyon Helen and Michael Spanos Kathy Sparolini Denise and Kevin Speer Ann Wright and Robert Stallard Camille Annotti Stevens ’57* Theodore Stevens Sigrid and Philip Stillman* Joanna and Ned Stork Larisa Shiryaeva-Suezaki and Bruce Suezaki Nancy Sweetland Susan Szasz Stacey and Dominic Taddeucci (Stacey Pruett ’82)* Beth Russo Tarallo ’89* Catherine and Bert Tardieu Maureen and Tari Taricco* George Tarleton Connie and Philip Teal Debra Stakes and Thomas Tengdin Melinda and Kurt Thomas (Melinda Montgomery ’70)*

Allene and Dwight Thompson Linda and Roger Thompson Linda and David Ting (Linda Chang ’88) Stephanie Torney* Francesca and Robert Torrise Rosalyn and Terrence Trapp Jane Tucker Wendy and Richard Tugend Carolyn and Todd Tuomala Kathy and Jim Tuttle Molly Hogan Vatinel ’81 Fatima Sabanova and Dominick Veliko-Shapko Judy and William Verlenden Kit Wai* Danielle and Brooks Walker, Jr. Kwong Fai Pong and Guofeng Wang Frederick Weakley* Merritt Minnemeyer Weisenburger ’94 Brooke Wentz ’78 Sylvie and William Whipple Susan and Thomas Williams Christine and Charles Wilson Linda Wilson Lori Eitoku-Wong and Willard Wong Yvonne and Chia-Wei Woo Sudie and A. Gordon Worsham Stacie and Stephen Worsham Susan and Steven Wright Daunelle and Weldon Wulstein Constance and Graham Yost Joan and Warren Yu Doreen and Dale Zelles

Grandparents Shirley Allen Cindy and Rick Avelino Elizabeth and Fred Balderston Gloria and Frank Banich Béatrice Barbey-Feer Valerie Barnes Sandra and Rex Barney Jean and John Berndt Daphne and Richard Bertero (Daphne Craige ’60) Bob Blaney Mary Alice and Ronald Brady Joan Breitfuss Denise Carrade Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Christensen Muriel and George Crall* Lily and John Crawley Angelika and Art Diaz Grace and Wallace Dockter Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59* Connie and James Goldsmith Roberto Gomez Roberta and Dave Gostovich Gail and Fred Haas Mary Hale Barbara and Albert Ham Josée Henrard Jeanne Hougardy Karen and David Janssen Mary Jones Yuki and Isao Kato Bonnie and John Keithly Beverly and Thomas Klinger Raimie and George Kriste Wendy and Harvey Lambeth, Jr. (Wendy Miller ’60) Joan and Matthew Little Mary and Leon Lomax

Adiba and Majid Mahroom Pat and Sal Maiorana Barbara Manning Nicki and Michael McMahan Mary Jane Miller Penny Morris Dianne and Richard Mueller Jane Nissen Milesa and Dragisa Petrovic Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips Helen and Gary Plummer Margery and Thomas Pozefsky Teresa Annotti Rogers ’59 Pat and Richard Sippel Sylvia and Frank Soler Allene and Dwight Thompson Rae Turrini* Anne and Bruce Wagner Janet and John Wood Margaret Yu

Faculty and Staff Robin and John Aimé Annette Leach Alcocer ’75 Amy Aldrich-McAfee Rita Alves Julie Atkins Debra Baker Sister Claire Barone* Deborah Basham Cynthia Bennett Brenda Bhaskar* Kate Bitter Brian Borgerding Crystal Boyd ’89 Kassandra Thompson Brenot ’87* Jamie Buffington Browne ’85* Kathey Burcar Mary Callagy Gordon Canepa Rosemarie and Tony Capodicci Bob Colter Francisco Cornejo Bo Covington Rosella Crawford-Bathurst Eva Cruz Jenny Day Alan De Villiers Stephanie Barnes DeYoung ’86 LS Susan Dodd Stanley Dowson Leoveldina Duarte Gina Edwards Paul Elliott Carol Evans Jill Feingold Maria Fernandez Canteli Julie Forrest Yurkovich ’78 Jane Gallegos Lorraine Gerstl Sister Jean Gilhuly Pamela Gon Dana Hart-Stone Chris Haupt John Hazdovac Kimberly Merrick-Hlasny Jeff Hrepich Nancy and Simon Hunt Abigail Jimenez-Barrera Diane Kabat Gerry Kapolka* Alexandra Kautz ’06 Susan Kendall Jeanette Kihs*

Julia Kim Steve Landis Jamie LeMaire Claire Lerner Layne Littlepage Hector Lopez Margie Lotz Janet Luksik Douglas Lumsden Lydia Mansour Michael Marcotti Oscar Marquez Louis Maschio Kathleen Mason Claudia McHenry Kristi McLaughlin Heather Medina Meredith Mikell Ala Milani ’87 Lynne Millington Lorna Monroe Debbie Montes Jim Morton Michele Morton Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83 Consuelo Muñoz-Singleton Liese Murphree Ibi and John Murphy (Isabelle Janko ’83) Colleen Murray Sandy Nunnally Eric O’Callaghan Anne O’Dowd Myung Soo Oh Noova Ongley Sarah Paff Christy Parker Rich Patterson Dan Place Christy Pollacci Laurie Pope-Browne* Heidi Pratt Sister Christine Price Mark Purcell Christian Reilly Gynny Reyes Connie and Blake Riley Jeremy Sandler Katie and Anthony Schipper Masha Serttunc Melissa Sheets Courtney Shove Zoë Sippel Ashley Smallman Susan Smith Sharon Sparkman Kathy Sparolini Ned Stork Paulette Struckman James Teagardin Roger Thompson Marisa Tonini Kathy and Jim Tuttle Sara Veldhuizen Simone Villalobos ’03 Randy Whitchurch Erin and Fred White IV Kathi Wiese Linda Wilson



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Corporations, Businesses and Organizations Apple Matching Gift Program BHP Billiton The Bishop Harry A. Clinch Endowment Chevron Corporation ConocoPhillips Goldman, Sachs & Co. Google Matching Gifts Program Loomis Diving McGraw-Hill Companies Merrill Lynch Monterey Bay Stanford Club The Northern Trust Company Santa Catalina Benefit Celebration* Santa Catalina Golf Tournament* Santa Catalina Parent Association* Selix Acquisition, LLC Target United Way of the Bay Area* United Way, Inc. of Greater Los Angeles* Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Wells Fargo Community Support Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gifts

Gifts in Kind All Around Fitness Maureen and Michael Bernal (Maureen Duflock ’89) Scott Biasotti Michelle and Garrett Blake Bon Appétit Management Company Susan and Frank Cardinale Marielena Carriglio Central Coast Silkscreen and Embroidery Mary Kay Brewster and Christopher Clevenger Mr. and Mrs. Patrick DeYoung, Sr. Joshua Dornath ’16 LS Rita and Frank Flores Patricia and Jonathon Giffen Chris Haupt Rumyana and Alexander Iniakov Lisa and Joel Knight Julie Lambert ’80* Kathy and John Meek Terry and Mused Mohsin Susanne and Kenneth Nowak Ocean Sushi Deli Ann and Rich Patterson Christy and Mark Pollacci Denise and Christopher Pryor Angela and James Russo Sandra and Jim Staples Marta Szemes Stacey and Dominic Taddeucci (Stacey Pruett ’82)* Julie and Joe Villarreal Brooksley and Darren Williams

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Matching Gift Donors * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving Terry Whitney Baganz ’69* Kathleen Brown ’63 Marita and David Bruni (Marita Quint ’91) Diane and Jeff Cerf

Robyn Collord Taylor ’02 Debra Stakes and Thomas Tengdin Julie and Joe Villarreal Madhavi Vemireddy ’88 Branda Wang ’94 Liza Wood ’01

Michelle Lynch ’91 Josie and Sandor Nagy Sandra Barrett Perkin ’86 Autumn Quinn ’00* Priya Kumar Raju ’00

Jennifer and Brendan Connolly Clara and Jeffrey Curry Kirsten Fraley Franca Gargiulo ’80* Patti and Stephen Kolb

Matching Gift Companies * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving Aetna Foundation Apple Matching Gift Program Bank of America Foundation BHP Billiton The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

Caryll M. and Norman F. Sprague Jr. Foundation Charles Schwab Foundation Chevron Corporation Coca-Cola Foundation ConocoPhillips*

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Google Matching Gifts Program JPMorgan Chase Foundation McGraw-Hill Companies PG & E Corporation Foundation The Clorox Company Foundation

Wells Fargo Community Support Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gifts

Trusts and Foundations * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving Bank of America Foundation S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation* Peter and Kirsten Bedford Foundation The John M. Bryan Family Fund* The Florence V. Burden Foundation The Burnham Foundation of Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP* The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The William McCaskey and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation* Charles Schwab Foundation The Clorox Company Foundation

Coca-Cola Foundation The Justin Dart Family Foundation Jane T. Daiss and Robert M. Daiss Family Foundation Eisner Foundation The Michael S. Engl Family Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Greer Family Foundation* Haskell Fund Grover Hermann Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Hilby Family Foundation

The Gerald K. and Virginia A. Hornung Family Foundation Jean Perkins Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Liu Guo Lit Charitable Foundation Trust* The John F. Maher Family Foundation R. J. and D. A. Munzer Foundation* The Otter Cove Foundation PG & E Corporation Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation* S.T.A.R. Foundation San Francisco Foundation*

The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving The Louise and Walter Sullivan Foundation The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation The Wagner Foundation Wilkinson Foundation

Restricted Gifts * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving Angel Fund Margie and Taylor Fithian*

Facilities Gloria and Jim Dougherty

Athletics Cynthia and Michael Bennett Joseph Mendelson Santa Catalina School Golf Tournament*

Fine Arts S.T.A.R. Foundation

Chapel Donna Adams Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54* Jenny Budge ’71* The Bishop Harry A. Clinch Endowment Craig Fourchy Elizabeth Horton Betsy and Alec Leach Whitney Adams Mathes ’93 Kathleen Ryan Selix Acquisition, LLC

Head of School’s Discretionary Fund S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation* Nonie Bechtel Ramsay ’71*

Hacienda Jennifer Post ’82

Lower School Lev Frenklakh Montevalle Womens Group Prize Day Awards Robert Balles

Social Activities for Upper School Students Joanne and John McLaughlin The Wagner Foundation Scholarship The Wagner Foundation Tuition Assistance The William McCaskey & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation* Grover Hermann Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County* Anne Hilby ’01 Paula and Bruce Hilby Hilby Family Foundation Rene and Gaylord Johnson III (Rene McCurry ’86) The Otter Cove Foundation Jean Perkins Foundation Santa Catalina Benefit Celebration* The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation

Upper School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Stacie and Stephen Worsham Sudie and A. Gordon Worsham


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Tribute Gifts * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving In honor of the Class 1958 Susan Miller Ashla ’58

In honor of Audrey Church ’21 LS Bonnie and John Keithly

In honor the Class of 1961 Edith Chase McDougal ’61

In honor of Trevor Church ’22 LS Bonnie and John Keithly

In honor of the 45th Reunion of the Class of 1968 Sandra Clark-Lewis ’68

In honor of Stella Rose Crall ’15 Muriel and George Crall*

In honor of the Class of 1970 Neville Penney Susich ’70 In honor of the Class of 1973 Anne Cochran Frischkorn ’73 In honor of Amy Aldrich-McAfee Anonymous In honor of Sister Claire Barone Kelly Ann and David Morrow Josephine and Peter Pope Andrea Watson-Bross ’85 In honor of Shaden Beltran Ibarra ’15 Gloria Ibarra and Ricardo Beltran In honor of Sarah Blake ’16 Denise Carrade In honor of Amara Borchers ’16 Jovi and Aaron Borchers In honor of the Breitfuss Family Mary Jones In honor of Mr. and Dr. Francois Brenot and Family The Justin Dart Family Foundation Jane Tucker Stephen Dart In honor of Amanda Burke ’97 Susan and Lawrence dePolo (Susan Grupe ’66) In honor of Mary Callagy Anonymous In honor of Hannah Chee ’14 Grace and Wallace Dockter In honor of Natalie Chee ’16 Grace and Wallace Dockter

In honor of Camila de la Llata ’08 Marina Barcelo ’04 In honor of Stanley Dowson Crystal Boyd ’89 In honor of Thalma Thais Dudley ’92 Harold Audet In honor of Renata Engler ’67 John Nichols In honor of the Faculty and Staff of Santa Catalina Allene and Dwight Thompson In honor of Erica Sullivan Fuller ’71 Janet Miller Abbott ’71

In honor of Antoinette Ziegler Hubbard ’64 Louise La Mothe ’64* In honor of Abigail Bowen James ’00 Katherine Congdon Williams ’00 In honor of Natalie Kocekian ’07 Angelica and Marshal Blatt In honor of Helen Loris Gael Loris and Daniel Marrah* In honor of Marisa Schwertfeger Merkle ’98 Estela and Patrick McKenzie In honor of Brooklynn Moore ’09 Clara and Jeffrey Curry In honor of Colleen Murray Sarah and Dana Gordon In honor of Alexander Nikssarian ’02 LS Mary and David Nikssarian

In honor of Shannon Gaughf ’08 Anna Lopez ’06

In honor of Benjamin Nikssarian ’12 LS Mary and David Nikssarian

In honor of Sarah Brown Goforth ’93 Damon Goforth

In honor of Isaac Nikssarian ’06 LS Mary and David Nikssarian

In honor of Pam Gon Michel McMahan ’84 LS and Jason Camara

In honor of Sister Carlotta Franca Gargiulo ’80* Charlotte Hwang ’04 Alexander Janko ’83 LS Cressey Belden Janko ’87 Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 Karen List Letendre ’72 Marian Mizelle Karen Wiskoff

In honor of Emma Gould ’10 Linda and Robert Gould* In honor of Claire Gregory ’14 Stacey and Jacob Gregory In honor of Alexandre Hughes Harrell ’09 Connie Harrell In honor of Meghan Henderson ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips In honor of Carys Hoggan Marlene and Ronald Read In honor of Reece Hoggan Marlene and Ronald Read

In honor of Christy Pollacci Anonymous In honor of Sister Christine Oscar Marquez

In honor of Jack Ratcliff ’19 LS Elizabeth and Fred Balderston In honor of Chloe Reynolds ’18 LS Cherie and Samuel Reynolds In honor of Mia Reynolds ’19 LS Cherie and Samuel Reynolds In honor of Jinx Ring ’60 Mardi Hack ’58* In honor of Casey Sedlack ’05 Roselyne Swig In honor of Lindsey Sedlack ’06 Roselyne Swig In honor of Jae Eun Shim ’13 LS Hyuk Ju Shim and Hyun Shik Shim In honor of Ray Sillano ’15 LS Grace and Cornelio Sillano, Jr. In honor of Zoë Sippel Pat and Richard Sippel In honor of Mieke Fuchs Smith ’99 Mary and Howard Fuchs* In honor of Sharmaine Sun ’15 Evie and Tong Sun In honor of Susan Szasz Jean and John Berndt In honor of the Steering Committee Friends Dede and Steven Huish In honor of Willow Wallace ’15 Janet and John Wood In honor of Detian Audrey Woo ’97 Yvonne and Chia-Wei Woo In honor of Devynn Wulstein ’14 Gayle Bradshaw

In honor of Aliaje Prophet ’15 Anke Hebig and Tony Prophet In honor of Donald Ratcliff ’15 LS Elizabeth and Fred Balderston

Celebratory Gifts * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving In celebration of the Class of 1953’s 60th Reunion Beatrice Leyden Moore ’53 In celebration of the Class of 1962 Nina Davis Gray ’62 In celebration of the Class of 1963 Sonya Little ’63 Sandra Little Swift ’63 Victoria McCallum Waddell ’63

In celebration of the Class of 2003’s 10 Year Reunion Katherine Tugend Lehner ’03 In celebration of the Grade 3 Aleksandra and Heath Frye Robin Stallard ’04 In celebration of Halley Albert ’14 Sacha and Louis Albert

In celebration of Gabrielle Alias ’15 Brooke Wentz ’78 In celebration of Emily Adler Coté ’97 Karen and Robert Adler In celebration of Aleksandra and Heath Frye Milesa and Dragisa Petrovic

In celebration of Ginny Fiske Marshall ’68 Sandra Clark-Lewis ’68 In celebration of Alison Claire Mody ’16 Maria and Tarak Mody In celebration of Missy Read’s birthday on June 24th Alicia Read Hoggan ’90

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Memorial Gifts * denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving In memory of members of the class of 1961 who have passed away Sara Fargo ’61 In memory of Corazon Achaeon Kelsey Green ’13 In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Annotti Camille Annotti Stevens ’57* Teresa Annotti Rogers ’59 In memory of Mr. James Joseph Annotti Celeste and Scott White In memory of Ariana Argueta ’12 Annika Fling ’12 In memory of Love Balkwill Brennan Browne ’99 LS Sean Browne ’05 LS In memory of Deborah Bates Sally Smith Rhodes ’57 In memory of Caroline Schulte Beasley ’88 Shannon McClennahan Mozes ’87 In memory of Cam Bedell-Bartley ’61 Edith Chase McDougal ’61 In memory of Barbara Blevens Diane and Hisashi Kajikuri In memory of Barbara and Fred Braden Barclay Braden ’59 In memory of Barbara Alice Brand Mackey Kathleen Gamper In memory of Amy Shapiro ’82 Betsy Black ’82 In memory of Virginia Coberly Bryant ’63 Mary-Ellen Bowlin Briel ’63 J’Amy Maroney Brown ’63 Maria Remenyi Cantrell ’63 Elizabeth Diepenbrock ’63 Victoria Dillon ’63 Jansie Stephens Farris ’63 Pamela Du Pratt Gallaway ’63 Lynn Gates ’63 Susan Gazlay ’63 Patricia Coonan Hackett ’63 Vicki Relfe Hamilton ’63 Judy Haig Hansen ’63 Deborah Hooper Marchand ’63 Roberta Thaler Mitchell ’63 Roxanne Spieker Morse ’63 Donna Hollenbeck Ramos ’63 Sally Rorick-Orlando ’63* Mary Ann McClay Smith ’63 Diane Ditz Stauffer ’63* Natalie Stewart ’63* Danielle Varlay Bonnet ’63 In memory of Peter Bundy Barbara Bundy*

In memory of Judith Ann Burke Barbara Grant Armor ’62* Leslie Fancher Rodman ’71 Gail and Jon Stypula Brooksley and Darren Williams

Terry and John Levin (Terry Albert ’70)* In memory of Gizella Kiss Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54* Edith Chase McDougal ’61

In memory of Joe Cardinale Susan and Frank Cardinale

In memory of Corey Garber Kathryn Garber

In memory of Paul Vincent Carelli III Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88

In memory of Theodore L. Gargiulo Cindy Brodsky and Terrence Gargiulo ’82 LS

In memory of John J. Carnazzo Cristina Carnazzo ’05 Katherine Carnazzo ’02 In memory of Robert Carter Jane Carter In memory of Betty and Newton Chase Edith Chase McDougal ’61

In memory of Ines Mejia Folger Anonymous

In memory of Tulita Kuchins Gibson ’68 Daphne Macneil ’68 Marcia Middaugh Maloney ’68 In memory of Roberta L. Gladstone Karen Gladstone Dawson ’81 In memory of Marjorie Gless Edith Chase McDougal ’61

In memory of Trudie Stephens Collins ’58 Jansie Stephens Farris ’63

In memory of Elva Gomez Roberto Gomez

In memory of Mary Cullen Frusetta Lori Abram and Peter Smallwood

In memory of Ed Green Charlotte Kresl ’72

In memory of Camila de la Llata ’08 Christine Alves ’08 Marina Barcelo ’04 Sean Browne ’05 LS Elena Ebrahimian ’04 Ashlee Ferlito ’97 Ila Foley ’08 Sigrid Fostvedt ’06 Katherine Kihs ’09 Meredith Mikell Kathleen and Dennis Moberg Jim Morton Laurie Pope-Browne*

In memory of Bianca P. Greenough ’93 Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93

In memory of Katherine Lindemann Duval ’86 Sandra Barrett Perkin ’86

In memory of Capt. and Mrs. John Adrian Hack Jinx and Peter Ring (Jinx Hack ’60)* In memory of Donald Hackling Barbara and Calvin Gatch Kathryn Maurer ’99 Morgan Rogers McMillan ’97 Alexandria Walton Radford ’98 Alexandria Sutty ’03 Stephanie Wai ’03

In memory of Frederick Knoop Anonymous Daphne and Richard Bertero (Daphne Craige ’60) Sister Jean Gilhuly Gayle and Harry Holmes Charlotte Kresl ’72 Laura and Richard Pfaff (Laura Knoop ’72)* Natalie Stewart ’63* In memory of Evelyn Berman Kremen Michele and Roy Bolton In memory of Laurence Lacaillade I.V. Lacaillade Schmid ’93 In memory of Martha Cooper Lang Julie Lambert ’80* In memory of Annette LeSiege Morgan Rogers McMillan ’97 In memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe Theresa Lowe Hall ’61* Edith Chase McDougal ’61 In memory of Frank Lucero Debra Lucero and Ray Laager In memory of Amanda MacDonald ’93 Bambi and Robert Griffin Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Victor MacLean Dewey MacLean Parker ’64 In memory of Helene de Madeira Madeleine Homan Blanchard ’78 In memory of Ginny Fiske Marshall ’68 Class of 1968 Kimberly Bowman Susan and Roger Dickens Suzi Woodworth Johnston ’68 Daphne Macneil ’68 Marcia Middaugh Maloney ’68 Charlotte Heatley McIntosh ’68 Nancy Muller Denise and Kevin Speer Mary Wynne ’68

In memory of Paul Elliott’s golf game Gordon Canepa

In memory of Natona Pope Hamilton ’72 Lawrence Harris Louise Harris ’72*

In memory of Alexandra Eversole ’65 Caroline Lord Mackenzie ’65 Maria Wilcox ’76

In memory of Stephanie Smith Hardin ’55 Mary Nevin Henderson ’55

In memory of Katie Fancher ’68 Daphne Macneil ’68

In memory of RADM and Mrs. Robert Hatcher Robin Hatcher ’63*

In memory of Margurite McCarthy Edith Chase McDougal ’61

In memory of Carol Hatton Sylvia Sharp

In memory of Daphne “Tink” Dollar ’71 Anne O’Leary ’71

In memory of Jean Heagny Joan and Matthew Little Kathleen Ryan

In memory of Mimi Murray Meriwether ’73 Anonymous Suzanne Bryan ’73* Ann Finnegan ’73 Diane Hull Gansauer ’73 Tina Greene ’73 Dana Hees ’73 Debbie Humm-Bremser ’73 Jessica Andrus Lindstrom ’73 Mary Biaggi McEachern ’73 Barbara Smith O’Brien ’73 Natalie Stewart ’63* Robin Kohler Stieber ’73 Susan Work Ward ’73 Lucia Blair Webster ’73

In memory of Anne James Ferrari ’93 Kathy and Steve Bath Catherine and Tony Christian (Catherine MacDonald ’93) Kahlil Thompson Coyle ’93 Madeline Daniels ’93 Jennifer Dohrmann-Alpert ’93 Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 Nicole Lazarus ’93 Miranda Maison LeKander ’93 Ellen McGlynn ’93

In memory of Linden Hynes Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54* Wendy Burnham Kuhn ’59

In memory of John Flanigan Kellen Flanigan ’83

In memory of Isabelle H. Jue Pamela Jue ’81

In memory of Abigail Folger ’61 Lawrence Harris Louise Harris ’72* Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93

In memory of Sister Mary Kieran, O.P. Anne Hicks Kimball ’56 Domie Garat Werdel ’60*


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In memory of Gail Kinnear Miller ’73 Anonymous Suzanne Bryan ’73* Ann Finnegan ’73 Diane Hull Gansauer ’73 Tina Greene ’73 Dana Hees ’73 Debbie Humm-Bremser ’73 Mary Biaggi McEachern ’73 Barbara Smith O’Brien ’73 Robin Kohler Stieber ’73 Susan Work Ward ’73 Lucia Blair Webster ’73 In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Selleck Miller, Jr. Wendy and Harvey Lambeth, Jr. (Wendy Miller ’60) In memory of Elliot Mizelle Marian Mizelle In memory of Marcella Walker Monbaron ’63 Mary-Ellen Bowlin Briel ’63 J’Amy Maroney Brown ’63 Maria Remenyi Cantrell ’63 Elizabeth Diepenbrock ’63 Victoria Dillon ’63 Jansie Stephens Farris ’63 Pamela Du Pratt Gallaway ’63 Lynn Gates ’63 Susan Gazlay ’63 Patricia Coonan Hackett ’63 Vicki Relfe Hamilton ’63 Judy Haig Hansen ’63 Deborah Hooper Marchand ’63 Roberta Thaler Mitchell ’63 Roxanne Spieker Morse ’63 Donna Hollenbeck Ramos ’63 Sally Rorick-Orlando ’63* Mary Ann McClay Smith ’63

Diane Ditz Stauffer ’63* Natalie Stewart ’63* Danielle Varlay Bonnet ’63 In memory of Eileen Murray Natalie Stewart ’63* In memory of Tawni Neikirk-Pisto ’87 Katherine Graham Devine ’87 In memory of Francisca Brackenridge Neumann ’57 Nitze Erro Caswell ’56* Margs and Peter Dalis (Margaret Brackenridge ’61) Laurie Washburn Hogen ’58* In memory of Joanne Nix Joanne Nix ’60 Lynnea Larson Payne ’62 In memory of Karen Laub-Novak Jana Novak Miller ’90 In memory of Joseph Nucci Barbara Manning In memory of Judith Oates ’63 Mary-Ellen Bowlin Briel ’63 J’Amy Maroney Brown ’63 Maria Remenyi Cantrell ’63 Elizabeth Diepenbrock ’63 Victoria Dillon ’63 Jansie Stephens Farris ’63 Pamela Du Pratt Gallaway ’63 Lynn Gates ’63 Susan Gazlay ’63 Patricia Coonan Hackett ’63 Vicki Relfe Hamilton ’63 Judy Haig Hansen ’63 Deborah Hooper Marchand ’63 Roberta Thaler Mitchell ’63

Roxanne Spieker Morse ’63 Donna Hollenbeck Ramos ’63 Sally Rorick-Orlando ’63* Mary Ann McClay Smith ’63 Diane Ditz Stauffer ’63* Natalie Stewart ’63* Danielle Varlay Bonnet ’63 Trish Scott Williams ’63 In memory of Sister Carlotta Karen Wiskoff

In memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson Meriwether and I. Croom Beatty In memory of Julie Cheesewright Stimson ’61 Edith Chase McDougal ’61 In memory of Robert Strickland Ann Hodges Strickland ’65

In memory of Kathryn O’Neill Paula and Dennis Donohue

In memory of Martcia Wade ’72 Lawrence Harris Louise Harris ’72* Connie Tirrell McEvoy ’72

In memory of Paul Opperman Paula Opperman McKinney ’77

In memory of Peter Weisenburger Merritt Minnemeyer Weisenburger ’94

In memory of Helen Lindemann Paradiso Evie Lindemann ’65

In memory of Toby F.K. Wilcox Maria Wilcox ’76

In memory of Charlotte Perry Ghislaine de Give ’63 In memory of Karen Sweeney Rapson ’66 Perry Walker Freeman ’66 In memory of Art Rasmussen Susan Rasmussen McKeever ’72 In memory of John Reilly Claire Reilly ’01 In memory of Sallie Ternquist Sanders ’58 Katherine Howard Loparco ’58* In memory of C.P. Shah Sheilaja and Vikram Mittal

In memory of Martha Williams ’71 Carmella Lagomarsino Renton ’71* Nancy Williams Shea ’75 In memory of Donna Woods Cecily and Donald Butts Stacey and Ted Golding Courtney and Josh Jones and Children Suzanne and Jeff Lehr Dorothy and James Nielsen Ginny von Hasseln ’64 In memory of Jessica Yen ’92 Courtney Eaton Turner ’92 In memory of Harvey Hsing Min Yu Margaret Yu In memory of Barbara Goldie Zwick ’66 Traci Bliss ’66 Perry Walker Freeman ’66

The Sisters’ Legacy Circle Robert Andri Wendy Andri Anonymous Anonymous Robert Balles Sister Claire Barone Deborah Kneedler Berggren ’53 The Estate of Joy and Alexander Blackhall Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54 Jenny Budge ’71 Barbara Bundy The Robert M. Cea Family The Estate of Norman P. Clement, Jr. Ulrike Devoto ’86 Paul Eckman

Renata Engler ’67 M.F. Flynn ’65 The Estate of Ines Mejia Folger Marie and Jeff Gibb Sister Jean Gilhuly The Estate of Barbara Goldie Edward Goldie Beverly and Henry Grundstedt Mardi Hack ’58 Nini Richardson Hart ’61 Robin Hatcher ’63 Megan Heister ’95 Caroline Harris Henderson ’61 Kathryn Prindiville Islip ’61 Charlotte Kresl ’72 Ann Kuchins ’67

What is the Sisters’ Legacy Circle? The Sisters’ Legacy Circle recognizes and honors friends who have remembered Santa Catalina in their estate plans. We invite you to join us as a member and look forward to working with you to ensure that the Sisters’ legacy, from the founding of Santa Catalina in 1950, is one that endures.

Julie Lambert ’80 Catherine Lambetecchio ’76 Shanda and Derek LeBoeuf Susan Lee ’92 Karen List Letendre ’72 Samantha Lewis ’97 Gini and Jim Luttrell Ginny Fiske Marshall ’68 Karin McDermott ’85 Laurie Angel McGuinness ’53 Susan Durney Mickelson ’65 The Estate of Norman W. Miller The Estate of Robert M. Moore Willa and Ned Mundell Joanne Nix ’60 The Estate of Sister Carlotta O’Donnell

Walter Pettit The Estate of Cherie Pettit Laura Knoop Pfaff ’72 Laurie Pope-Browne The Estate of Sally Post Sister Christine Price Alicia Read Hoggan ’90 The Estate of Rosemarie Rochex ’54 The Estate of David and Maureen Rorick Deborah Tanous Scofield ’65 Jeanne Vibert Sloane ’74 The Estate of Edward J. Stachowiak Laura Stenovec ’99 Natalie Stewart ’63 Diana Blackhall Talcott ’60

Member Benefits • • • • •

Special recognition each year in the Annual Report An invitation to an annual leadership donor event Invitations to other distinctive events Advance copy of communications from school Fulfillment of your philanthropic goals through a legacy

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The Legacy Campaign Donna Adams Robin and John Aimé Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Virginia Reeves Apple ’89 Sister Claire Barone Domine and Michael Barringer Kit and Peter Bedford (Kirsten Nelson ’56) Maureen and Michael Bernal (Maureen Duflock ’89) Daphne and Richard Bertero (Daphne Craige ’60) Michelle and Garrett Blake Rob Bolt Julia Brandt Julie and Curt Breitfuss (Julie Jones ’79 )

Janet Bruno Megan and Michael Bruno ’82 LS Jenny Budge ’71 Tiffany and Richard Bufkin Pamela and Corey Butler (Pamela Ham ’88) Mary Callagy Caryll M. and Norman F. Sprague Jr. Foundation Jennifer and Brendan Connolly Courtney and Liam Doust Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59 E. L. Wiegand Foundation Kate and Bob Ernst D.D. and Paul Felton Amy and Peter Figge (Amy Little ’84 LS) Margie and Taylor Fithian Barbara and Peter Folger Laura and Rob Gaon (Laura Lyon ’81) Lynn and Frank Garcia Cindy Brodsky and Terrence Gargiulo ’82 LS

The Lester M. Grainger $3,439,539 Endowment Fund The Santa Catalina School Established in 1993 Endowment for Unrestricted The Carol and Peter Read Support Family Fund

The Santa Catalina School Endowment for General Purposes Established in 1987 The Braun Endowment Fund Established in 1982 The de Baubigny Endowment Fund Established in 1985 The Jagels Family Endowment in Support of Santa Catalina School Established in 1986 The Greer Family Foundation Fund for Unrestricted Endowment Established in 1987 The George A. Pope, Jr. Endowment Fund Established in 1987 Maria Pope ’83 Josephine and Peter Pope In honor of Sister Claire Barone I.N. and S. H. Van Nuys Foundation Fund Established in 1989 The Quaglieri Family Endowment in Support of Santa Catalina School Established in 1992

Heidi Pratt Wendy and Victor Ramirez Ramsay Family Foundation Nonie Bechtel Ramsay ’71 Betsy and Samuel Reeves The Reveas Foundation Michaela and Reuben Richards Connie and Blake Riley The Estate of Rosemarie Rochex ’54 Santa Catalina Parent Association Helen and Michael Spanos Kelly and Brian Swette Stacey and Dominic Taddeucci (Stacey Pruett ’82) Beth Russo Tarallo ’89 Julie and Joe Villarreal Kelly and Wesley von Schack Kit Wai Wendy Hayward Wendling ’82 LS Linda Wilson Julia and Brad Wong (Julia Janko ’82) Pamela and Kurt Yeager Joan and Warren Yu

Endowment Giving

* denotes 10 or more years of consecutive giving

Income from these unrestricted funds is used to support the school’s greatest needs.

Kathy and Matthew Gibbs Tracy and Eric Hass (Tracy Miller ’75) Liz and Scott Hulme Eliza Hussman Gaines ’05 and Alec Gaines Olivia Hussman ’05 Ben and Walter Hussman Alexandra Kautz ’06 Alita and Michael Kavalauskas Susan Kendall Martha and Rick Kennifer Jenny and James Leamey Kelly Maney-Liner and Steve Liner Janet and Daniel Luksik L. Douglas McKenzie Monterey Peninsula Foundation Michele Morton Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation Mary and David Nikssarian Peter and Kirsten Bedford Foundation Deborah and Kenny Peyton Laura Knoop Pfaff ’72

The Ward Davis Scholarship Fund Established in 1985 The Tink Dollar Melanson ’71 Endowed Scholar Established 1986

The Gordon and Clare Johnson Endowment for Scholarship Established in 1991

Established in 1993 The Fuchs Family Endowment Fund Established in 1999 Mary and Howard Fuchs* In honor of Mieke Fuchs ’99 The Eckman Family Endowment Fund Established in 2009

$10,532,852 Endowment for Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Income from these funds provides need-based tuition aid and merit scholarship awards to qualified and deserving students. The Santa Catalina School Endowment for General Scholarship Established in 1985 Ann Bryant* In support of Self Defense Classes In honor of Caitlin Bryant ’07 Anne Hilby ’01 Paula and Bruce Hilby Hilby Family Foundation The Brackenridge Family Scholarship Fund Established in 1985

The Nancy Farr ’66 Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 1987 The Santa Catalina Merit Scholarship Fund Established in 1988

The LLWW Scholarship Endowment Fund Established in 1992 The Scholarship Endowment Fund in Honor of Ry Reigel ’92 and Andy Riegel ’93 Established in 1992

Jeannik Littlefield* Littlefield 2000 Trust* The Debii Dollar Conant ’67 Endowment Scholar Established 1989

The Virginia Reeves Apple ’89 Scholarship Endowment Established in 1990

The Berenice P. Andrews Scholarship Fund for Upper School Students Established in 1993 Ceseli and Hugh Foster

The Grover Hermann Foundation Scholarship Fund Established in 1989 Amanda Kirkpatrick MacDonald ’93 Endowment Fund Established in 1997 Bambi and Robert Griffin In memory of Amanda Kirkpatrick MacDonald ’93 Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 The Hugh H. Macneil Scholarship Fund Established in 1989 The William G. Gilmore Foundation Endowment for Scholarship Assistance Established in 1990

The Lucy Bush ’67 Memorial Endowment for Scholarship Established in 1993 The Bianca Patterson Greenough ’93 Memorial Endowment Fund Established in 1993 Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 The Santa Margarita Scholarship Fund for Lower School Students Established in 1993 The Munzer Family Fund in Support of Endowment Established in 1994 The Santa Catalina School Alumnae Daughters Fund for Scholarship Established in 1994


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The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund Established in 1995 Funded by a challenge grant from The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation and matching gifts from: The E.L. Cord Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John Flanigan, Mrs. Genemarie Gawthrop, The Florence M. Heafey Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. J. James Hill III, Mrs. Laura Knoop Pfaff ’72, The Robert Stewart and Helen Pfeiffer Odell Fund Pooh Bear Schmidt Family Endowment for Scholarship Assistance Established in 1995 Justine and Robert Bloomingdale (Justine Schmidt ’73)* Randi Palmieri* The Alumnae Envision Fund for Scholarship Endowment Established in 1996 Angela Nomellini ’71 and Kenneth Olivier* Martcia E. Wade ’72 Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Established in 1996 Lawrence Harris Louise Harris ’72* Mary Eileen Reilley ’72* The Nan Goldie ’66 Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 1997 The Catherine L. and Robert O. McMahan Scholarship Fund Established in 1997

Clement/Doughty Family Scholarship Fund Established in 2004 The Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Memorial Fund for Financial Aid Established in 2009 Kathy and Steve Bath Catherine and Tony Christian (Catherine MacDonald ’93) In memory of Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Brett and James Collins (Brett Davis ’93 ) Kahlil Thompson Coyle ’93 In memory of Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Madeline Daniels ’93 In memory of Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Jennifer Dohrmann-Alpert ’93 In memory of Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Cedra Ginsburg Goldman ’93* Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 Nicole Lazarus ’93 In memory of Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Miranda Maison LeKander ’93 Ellen McGlynn ’93* In memory of Anne Cunha Ferrari ’93 Kelly Neary ’93 Karen Demski O’Brien ’93 The Kathryn E. O’Neill Memorial Endowment Fund for Financial Aid Established 2009 Elizabeth and Robert Helfrich The Robert and Alberta Tanous Memorial Endowment Fund Established in 2010 Deborah Tanous Scofield ’65

The Marta and George Szemes Endowment for Summer Study The Talbott Family Endowment Fund Established in 2012 for Monterey County Students Established in 1997 Abigail and Albert Janko* Maureen and Benjamin Richards* The Whelden Family Endowment Marta Szemes in Support of Scholarship Established in 1998 The Brooks Walker, Jr. Family Fund in Support of Upper School Scholarship Established in 1999 The Pamela Fairbanks de Villaine ’60 Scholarship Fund (Envision Campaign) Established in 2000 The Lise Jensen Endowment for Scholarship Established in 2000 The Olga Osborne Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2001

The Amon G. Carter Foundation Endowment in Support of Scholarship Established in 2002 The Marie C. de Dampierre Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2005

$6,480,060 Endowment for Faculty Salary Support and Enrichment

Income from these funds provides general faculty salary support, professional development, and endows faculty merit awards and teaching positions in designated disciplines. The Santa Catalina Endowment for General Faculty Support Established in 1983 The Edward E. Ford Foundation Fund for Faculty Education Established in 1983 The Santa Catalina Endowment for the Master Fellow Program Established in 1983 The de Guigne-de Dampierre Chair in French Studies Established in 1986

The Ruth Carter Stevenson Endowment in Support of The Master Fellow Program Established in 1987 The Edward T. Foley Foundation Fund Established in 1988 The Karen Johnson Hixon ’69 Endowment in Support of The Master Fellow Program Established in 1989 The Riley Engl Mott ’92 Endowment in Support of Faculty Established in 1990 The Keck Foundation Fund for Science Enrichment Established in 1991 Jennifer W. Budge ’71 Endowment in Support of Faculty Established in 1992 Jenny Budge ’71* The May Family Endowment in Support of Faculty Established in 1992 The Burden/Childs Family Endowment Fund in support of a Learning Specialist Established in 1994 The de Guigne-de Dampierre Chair in Theology Established in 1999 The Lamson Endowment in Support of the Teaching of Philosophy Established in 1999 The Sister Carlotta Endowment for Educational Excellence Established in 2002 Cameron Butts Bianchi ’64 Google Matching Gifts Program Catherine Hawley ’98 Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation Charlotte Hwang ’04 In memory of Sister Carlotta Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 Kathryn Maurer ’99 In memory of Donald Hackling Lucinda and Walter Owen In memory of Sister Carlotta Emma Hinsdale Pickering ’99 Autumn Quinn ’00* I.V. Lacaillade Schmid ’93 In memory of Laurence Lacaillade Laurie Vibert Schofield ’72 Virginia Sewell ’69 Robin Stallard ’04 In celebration of Grade 3 Robin Kohler Stieber ’73 In memory of Mimi Murry Meriwether ’73 In memory of Gail Kinnear Miller ’73 Wendy Hayward Wendling ’82 LS Karen Wiskoff In memory of Sister Carlotta

$370,349 Endowment in Support of Religious Life Income from these funds provides support for religious programs and related purposes. The Janko Family Fund for Arts and Liturgical Purposes Established in 1988 The Jenner Lee Fritz ’94 Endowment Fund for Religious Programs Established in 1995 The Soli Deo Gloria Endowment by Sunzah Park Established in 2001 Sunzah Park The Justine Bloomingdale ’73 Lecture in Religion Established in 2003 The Fritz Family Roman Catholic Chaplain Fund Established in 2012 Barbara and Jay Fritz Foundation Barbara and Jay Fritz

$157,155 Endowment for Language Instruction Income is directed in support of selected students of foreign language. The Louise Beland Memorial Endowment Fund Established in 1999

Alyssa Dougherty ’10

$313,779 Endowment for Fine Arts and Performances Income from these funds supports dance, drama, music performances, and the fine arts program. The Santa Catalina School General Endowment in Support of Fine Arts and Performances Established in 1994 The Merritt Minnemeyer ’94 Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Established in 1994

The Sylvia Chao ’94 Endowment for the Upper School Art Department Established in 1995 Kajikuri Endowment for the Performing Arts in Honor of Miya Kajikuri ’88 Established in 1995 Kajikuri Endowment for the Performing Arts in Honor of Amy Kajikuri ’80 Established in 1995 Diane and Hisashi Kajikuri In memory of Barbara Blevens

annual report The Turley Endowment in honor of Chris Turley ’97 in Support of Father/Daughter Productions Established in 1995 The Turley Endowment in Honor of Regan Turley ’95 in Support of Upper School Music Students Established in 1995 Endowment in Support of Music Scholarship Established in 1995 Music Endowment in Memory of Caroline Schulte Beasley ’88 Established in 2000 Martha Williams ’71 “Art Beyond the Campus” Endowment Fund Established in 2011 Anonymous Jenny Budge ’71* Frances Verga-Lagier Cook ’99 M.J. Demetras ’71 Jana Novak Miller ’90 In memory of Karen Laub-Novak Elena Gates Motlow ’71 Carmella Lagomarsino Renton ’71* In memory of Martha Williams Elizabeth Walker Rudinica ’75 Nancy Williams Shea ’75 Merritt Minnemeyer Weisenburger ’94 In memory of Peter Weisenburger Melissa and William Williams

$1,199,964 Endowment for Campus and Facilities Income from these funds supports enhancements to and maintenance of the school’s buildings and grounds. The Santa Catalina School General Endowment for Campus and Facilities Established in 1991 The Mary Johnson ’85 Music Center Endowment Established in 1991 Emily B. Taylor and Lindsay O’Hara England Endowment in Support of Gardens and Grounds Established in 1995 Edna and Peter O’Hara Lindsay O’Hara England ’95 The George H. Rathman Family Endowment in Support of Athletic Facilities Established 1999 Endowment for the Greer Family Dormitory Established in 2002

$1,021,382 Endowment for Technology and Research Income from these funds provides for research opportunities and technology enhancements and upgrades. The Santa Catalina School General Endowment for Technology Established in 1994 The Maura B. and Robert W. Morey, Jr. Endowment Fund Established in 1994 The Carol and Peter Read Family Fund Established in 1994 The Julie and Finis F. Conner Endowment Fund Established in 1994

$291,125 Endowment for The Sister Kieran Library Income from this endowment provides for book and materials acquisitions for the library. The Santa Catalina School General Endowment for the Sister Kieran Library Established in 1992 Lawrence Harris Louise Harris ’72* Abigail Folger ’61 Book Collection Endowment Fund Established in 1992 Anonymous Barbara and Peter Folger* Sarah Folger Kilmain ’93 Terry and John Levin (Terry Albert ’70)* In memory of Abigail Folger ’61

$1,734,871 Endowment for Special Purposes Income from these funds is used to support various programs and people as designated by the donors. The Maura B. and Robert W. Morey, Jr. Endowment Fund Established in 1991 The Bernice Brown Memorial Fund Established in 2003

$124,003 Endowment for Student Enrichment and Support Income from this endowment provides funds to deserving students for student activities and personal growth. The Santa Catalina School General Endowment for Student Enrichment and Support Established in 2013 Elizabeth Lloyd ’95 Roselyne Swig

The Sister Kieran Achievement Award Endowment Fund Established in 1991 The Woolf Family Endowment in Support of Student Activities Established in 2005



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2012–13 Santa Catalina Fund Committee Members Reunion Class Agents Beatrice Leyden Moore ’53 Laurie Washburn Hogen ’58 Donna Work Silverberg ’58 Natalie Stewart ’63 Sandra Clark-Lewis ’68 Nina Nickel Gladish ’68 Jane Turner Hart ’68 Ann Finnegan ’73 Tina Greene ’73 Kellen Flanigan ’83 Molly Johnson Grimmett ’83 Jean Mandel ’83 Veronika Oven Riley ’88 Jennifer Ramras Sardina ’88 Cedra Ginsburg Goldman ’93 Ellen McGlynn ’93 Alexandria Walton Radford ’98 Priscilla McCarthy ’03 Alumnae Class Agents Patricia Bondesen-Smith ’54 Sheila Godwin Peavey ’56 Sally Smith Rhodes ’57 Karen Swanson Crummey ’60 Caroline Harris Henderson ’61 Lander Reeves Hynes ’62 Barbara Grant Armor ’62

Sheila McMahon Williams ’64 Caroline Lord Mackenzie ’65 Mary Whitney Kenney ’67 Gay Callan ’67 Terry Whitney Baganz ’69 Lisa Cavanaugh Wiese ’74 Lore Childs Macdonald ’76 Franca Gargiulo ’80 Nancy Nomellini Koulouris ’81 Stacey Pruett Taddeucci ’82 Jennifer Post ’82 Margaret Gibbons Bertero ’86 Susan Smith Nixon ’87 Sylvia Estrada Hellmund ’87 Shannon McClennahan Mozes ’87 Emily Palmer Browne ’89 Amy Rees Nelson ’89 Marita Quint Bruni ’91 Courtney Eaton Turner ’92 Aimee Brinks Muth ’94 Kelly Ewen Schindler ’95 Joy Fischer ’96 Yvette Merchant Nichols ’96 Catherine Lyons ’99 Frances Verga-Lagier Cook ’99 Elizabeth Belanger ’00 Abigail Bowen James ’00 Olivia Nilsson ’02

Marina Barcelo ’04 Hadley Clark ’05 Lauren Kristich ’06 Sophie Raskin ’06 Eleana Collins ’07 Mari Swim ’07 Kaycie Gillette-Mallard ’07 Khatijah Corey ’09 Brittany Robison ’09 Christina Quisno ’11 Emily Grunwald ’11 Sarah Morris ’12 Courtney Gillespie ’12 Alumni Parent Volunteers Mary Khasigian Nikssarian Bruce Hilby Lower School Volunteers Maria and Richard Avelino, Co-Chairs Anna Lee, Co-Chair Angelica Blatt Peter Butler Susan Cardinale Deborah Kosmont James Leamey Connie Riley

Upper School Volunteers Thomas Williams, Co-Chair Felicia and Ray Kausin, Co-Chairs François Brenot Beth Russo Tarallo ’89 Heidi and Philip Daunt James Griffith Amy Haas Alicia Steinhardt Cathy Kelly Laraine Kvitek Arvid Miller Kelly O’Dowd Naomi Pollack Julie Carson Lori Abram Leslie Turrini-Smith and Douglas Smith Lorene and Martin Sublett Susan Szasz Celeste White Grandparent Volunteer Jane Howard Goodfellow ’56 Faculty and Staff Volunteers Susan Kendall Zoë Sippel

31st Annual Benefit Celebration Committee Members Chairs Charlotte Sheldon, Co-Chair Kim Johnston, Co-Chair

Décor and Display Julie Jones Breitfuss ’79 Stacey Gregory

Benefit Celebration Sponsors

Steering Committee Cynthia Cahalan – Publicity Cece Austin-Noorzoy – Operations Laurel Lembo – Database Management Ann Patterson – Acquisitions and Administration

Fulfillment Kathy Gibbs

Platinum Sponsors Bon Appétit Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Berry Pack, Inc.

Advertising Julie Villarreal

RSVP Ann Patterson

Auction Catalog Christine Laranang Kelly Maney-Liner Deborah Peyton

Supplies Sandra Staples Marielena Carriglio

Class Projects Joanna Stork Data Input Gloria Kim Christine Laranang Trina Nguyen

Online Auction Kacy Fleming Cathy Joseph

Volunteers Carolyn Schanzer Wineries Jenny Leamey

Gold Sponsors Carmel Insurance Agency Jennifer Johnson Ramsay Family Foundation Silver Sponsors Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc. Bronze Sponsors Anonymous 1st Capital Bank Sister Claire Barone Caroline Bassett ’80 LS Kit and Peter Bedford (Kirsten Nelson ’56 ) Michelle and Garrett Blake

Bettie Hutcheson Carrell ’65 Hee Un Baeg and Min Koo Choi Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59 Ray Farnsworth Mila Green Jane Nissen John Spadaro Youth Foundation

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2013 Lower School Carnival Committee Members

Chairs Cece Austin-Noorzoy, Co-Chair Rita Flores, Co-Chair Benefit Drawing Deborah Kosmont Deborah Peyton Class Booth Coordinator Kelly Maney-Liner

Flower Market (Sponsored by the SCPA) Kathy Gibbs

Clothing Denise Pryor Decorations Lori Eitoku-Wong Deborah Kimes

Food Marielena Carriglio Laura D’Amelio

Financials Christine Laranang Gloria Kim Carrie Ushiba

Master of Ceremonies Lydia Mansour

Photo Buttons Maureen Richards Publicity Coordinators Alexandra Kautz ’06 Julie Villarreal Volunteer Coordinator Maria Avelino

2013 Annual Golf Tournament Catalinians Corporate Sponsors Monterey Peninsula Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation Cougars Foursome Sponsors Patty and Michael Avila Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc.

Catalinians Sponsors Sister Claire Barone Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59 Roxana Earley-Keland and Harold Keland Maureen and Benjamin Richards Scudder Roofing Sun Energy Systems

Tee Sign Sponsors Clara and Jeffrey Curry DTR Consulting Services Catherine Kobrinsky Evans and Leland Evans Kennedy, Archer & Giffen Jenny and James Leamey Steve Matson Michaela and Reuben Richards Whitson Engineers

Tournament Donors Maria and Edward Colosky Richard Garza Kathy and Matthew Gibbs Kim Whitney and James Griffith Scott Haggblade Martin Ruberry

2012–13 Parent Association Board President Mary Khasigian Nikssarian Associate Vice Presidents Cynthia Cahalan Lisa Knight Treasurer Brooksley Williams Recording Secretary Christine Laranang Corresponding Secretary Tonna Henson Associate Lower and Middle School Representatives Shelby Craven Julie Villareal

Associate Upper School Representatives Debbie Etienne ’82 Charlene Lindly Lori Mazza Debbie Meeks Debra Papazian Annual Fund Representative Cece Austin-Noorzoy Art Show Volunteer Coordinator Satu Terian Benefit Celebration Kim Johnston Charlotte Sheldon

Carnival Flower Booth Kathy Gibbs

Ornaments Susanne Nowak

Christmas Luncheon Kim Donlon

San Francisco Bus Trip Cara Butler Brooksley Williams

E-scrip Coordinator Charlene Lindly Hospitality Deborah Peyton Lower and Middle School Faculty Refreshments Jenny Leamey Kelly Maney-Liner

Santa Catalina Charms Mary Khasigian Nikssarian Uniforms Maureen Richards Upper School Faculty Refreshments Ada Fisher Laraine Kvitek


annual report

2012–13 Admission Parent Welcome Committee Committee Members Margret and Nicholas Chee, co-chairs Julie and Phillip Kiboneka, co-chairs Sylvia and Roberto Arias Sara Liu and James Bennett Inés and Gerardo Borromeo Liz Johnston and Andrew Carter Yi-Show and Shen-Chia Chen Maria and Edward Colosky Heidi and Philip Daunt Deborah Etienne ’82

Mariana Avalos-Feehan and Patrick Feehan D.D. and Paul Felton Padmini and Stephen Finch Maryann and Craig Fox Andrea Lawson-Gaston and Michael Gaston Kathy and Matthew Gibbs Mia and Lawrence Hamwey Cynthia and Eric Haueter (Cynthia Willoughby ’76)

Lori and Dan Hightower Felicia and Ray Kausin Hyung Suk Ju and Michael Kim Kyra and Stephen Kuhn Kathryn Loomis Yan Sun and Yi Lu Francine Hilaire-Miller and Arvid Miller Moira and Kenton Mitchell Caroline and Steven Mudd Zoë Hale and Dave Phillips Cassie and Jack Piasecki

Gay and Peter Reimann Danielle and Joe Sigrist Sarah and David Wallace Susan and Steven Wright Daunelle and Weldon Wulstein

2012–13 Lower School Room Parents PreKindergarten Heather Church Jennifer Connolly

Grade 1 Michelle Borgomini Stephanie Pritchard

Grade 3 Cece Austin-Noorzoy Julie Bueno

Kindergarten Lia Edwards Vanessa Maiorana

Grade 2 Ashley Yeates Lathrop Connie Riley

Grade 4 Deborah Peyton Grade 5 Shelby Craven Pam Fadel

Grade 6 Kelly Maney-Liner Mary Ann Ratcliff Lori Eitoku-Wong Grade 7 Deborah Peyton Grade 8 Laurel Lembo Carolyn Schanzer

2012–13 Education Committees Lower School Christy Pollacci, Chair Anthony Schipper, School Rep Janet Luksik, School Rep Mary Nikssarian, President of SCPA Kit Bedford Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59 Debbie Etienne ’82

Frank Garcia Jenny Leamey, Parent Rep ’13 Victor Ramirez, Parent Rep ’13 Pam Fadel, Parent Rep ’14 Paul Cahalan, Parent Rep ’14

Upper School John Murphy, Chair Kassandra Brenot, School Rep Kristy McLaughlin, School Rep Kit Nelson Bedford ’56 Rob Bolt Margaret Rosenberg Duflock ’59

Taylor Fithian Frank Garcia Liz Hulme Joan Seamster ’67 Julia Wong ’82

What is the Board of Trustees Mrs. Nonie B. Ramsay ’71 Chair Mrs. Kirsten Bedford ’56 Vice-Chair, Northern California Ms. Jennifer W. Budge ’71 Vice-Chair, Eastern United States

School Administration Sister Claire Barone Head of School John Aimé Assistant Head of School

Mr. Peter M. Folger Vice-Chair at Large

Richard Patterson Assistant Head of School for Advancement

Mrs. Kit Y. Wai Treasurer

Rita Alves Business Manager

Mr. Reuben Richards Secretary

Laurie Pope-Browne Director of Development

Sister Claire Barone Head of School

Mr. Walter F. Pettit Mr. Brooks Walker, Jr.

Anthony Schipper Middle School Dean Amy McAfee Director of Curriculum & Learning Learning Specialist PreK–Grade 4 Chris Haupt Director of Student Life Upper School John Murphy, Ph.D. Head of Upper School Kassandra Thompson Brenot ’87, Ph.D. Assistant Head of Upper School

Jamie LeMaire Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator Gretchen Mueller Burke ’83 Director of Alumnae Relations

The Sisters’ Legacy Circle is a group of about 50 people who have made a promise to ensure the long-term health

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of Santa Catalina School. They have taken advantage of the fastest-growing area of philanthropy today by giving to

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Santa Catalina in their wills and trusts. Members of the Sisters’ Legacy Circle give with purpose, passion, and foresight.

Francois Brenot, Marc Howard ’93 LS, Alexandra Kautz ’06, Jamie LeMaire, Kim Lemaire, Santa Catalina Archives, Santa Catalina faculty and students, Courtney Shove, Joan Yu Contributing Photographers

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2013-14 Events Christmas Vacation Winter Break Alumnae Reunion Golf Tournament Father-Daughter Weekend Easter Vacation Upper School Commencement Kindergarten Graduation Grade 8 Graduation

December 20–January 5 February 22–March 2 March 7 & 8 April 10 April 11–13 April 17–27 May 31 June 4 June 6

Jamie Buffington Browne ’85 Director of Admission Gerard Kapolka, Ph.D. Dean of Academics Julia Kim Dean of Studies Kristi McLaughlin Dean of Students/Director of Boarding Life

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Honorary Trustees

Janet Luksik Director of Tuition Assistance/Director of Admission

Crystal Boyd ’89 Director of Communications

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Mr. Frederick M. Bates Mrs. Michelle Blake Mr. Robert C. Bolt Mr. Curt Breitfuss Mr. Michael D. Bruno ’82 LS Mrs. Margaret R. Duflock ’59 Mrs. Katherine Ernst Mrs. Dirk Etienne ’82 Mr. Paul J. Felton Dr. W. Taylor Fithian III Mrs. Laura Lyon Gaon ’81 Mr. Frank Garcia Mr. Matthew T. Gibbs II Mrs. Eric Hass ’75 Mrs. Elizabeth R. Hulme Mr. L. Douglas McKenzie Mrs. Judith McDonald Moses ’86 Mrs. Joan Seamster ’67 Mrs. Brad A. Wong ’82

Lower & Middle Schools Christy Pollacci Head of Lower & Middle Schools

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Santa Catalina School Fall Bulletin 2013  

This twice annual magazine comes out in April and October and offers parents, alumnae, faculty, past parents, and other friends a look into...

Santa Catalina School Fall Bulletin 2013  

This twice annual magazine comes out in April and October and offers parents, alumnae, faculty, past parents, and other friends a look into...