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FALL 2010

THE BRIDGE For Severn School Alumni and Friends Fall 2010 including THE 2010 ANNUAL REPORT



Dave Crocker

Ronny Ani

Carl Hein (voted ‘best dressed’)

Steve Harquail

Steve Herda

Dennis Corcoran

vintage severn

We couldn’t resist! 1976 seemed to bring out the best in fashionforward gentlemen and we feel it is important to recognize a few of these men for their style and their bravery. The women of ’76, however, paled by comparison. You go, guys!


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Graduation & 8th Grade Promotion


Alumni Sports


on Creativity


Navy Art and Heart - Charles Andres ’32


on Col. Blodgett ’32 & Donald Shay ’63


2010 Distinguished Alumnus, MajGen Joseph D. Stewart ’60, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


Capt.Greg Birra ’65 and the Golden Odyssey


Class Notes


Annual Report

EDITOR The Bridge is published three times each year. We encourage all of our readers to respond with comments, suggestions and information. Please contact: SEVERN SCHOOL Pamala Heffner, Editor, The Bridge The Boone House 116 Maple Avenue Severna Park, MD 21146 410-647-7701 ext. 2260 © 2010 SEVERN SCHOOL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Severn School does not discriminate against any person in admission, employment, or otherwise because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Severn School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Association of Independent Schools (AIMS), and is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. On the cover: Mattie Crow on her graduation walk



From the Headmaster Greetings, “Welcome to the 97th school cycle of Severn School.” On August 26, 2010, I addressed the collective school community at our opening convocation beginning with this simple, yet significant, welcome. In the ninety-seven years since Roland Teel founded Severn School, it has appropriately adapted and thus, has consistently prepared students to meet the world in which they will live and work with the skills, habits and attitudes to be successful. Over the past year, the school’s academic leaders have worked to identify through surveys, shared readings, and conversations with other schools the key areas of vital importance for success in the 21st Century. Six categories emerged as a vital and purposeful blend of timeless values and timely experiences; as such, they recognize and honor qualities that have long been a part of Severn and will be held in the highest regard in the present and the future: Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Ethics, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity. While all six are equally important, a scan of the complex problems in the world today – like the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster or the world’s economic downturn – it is evident that these complicated problems demand creative, novel solutions - not standardized solutions. Why then is the American education system seemingly obsessed with standardized tests as a way of measuring outcomes? No problem that I am aware of was ever solved by one’s ability to fill in a bubble accurately. Please know, I’m not suggesting that we dismiss the need for a solid base of knowledge or have finely tuned skills in specific subject areas. On the contrary, class content in Science, English, History, Math, Languages, and Arts and writing skills, computational skills, research skills, drafting skills, and the like are the foundation from which creative, novel ideas and strategies emerge. But like academic skills, creativity must be exercised for one to use it effectively. The following are excerpts from my convocation remarks about the importance of fostering creativity in today’s students. American education systems today are obsessed with destination and are excessively focused on standardized curriculum, rote memorization, and nationalized testing. For a long time, there has been a push to get as many students as possible into college with the hope that the higher education system would somehow fix the many shortcomings with which the students arrive on college campuses. These students, in many instances, have performed well on standardized assessments, but they lack

the habits and attitudes and the passion for learning that are emblematic of good students and, therefore, find themselves wholly unprepared for success in college. Recent statistics show that while the United States was once the world’s leader in the percentage of young people - between the ages of 25 to 34 - with college degrees, US has fallen to 12th among 36 developed nations. A well educated population is crucially important if the United Sates is to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment, and your generation, more specifically you, will be asked to address some of the most important social, political, and scientific questions of our time. The solutions to these complex problems will require more than being a high performer; one will also have to be to be good student - a student that is creative, persistent, and passionate about learning for learning’s sake. In a recent Newsweek article, a poll of 1,500 CEO’s identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future and defined creativity as “the production of something original or useful.” The article also states that sine 1990 creativity scores for American youth have declined quite dramatically while IQ scores have continued to rise. It goes on to say that “it is too early to determine conclusively why U.S. creativity scores are declining. [But] one likely culprit is the number of hours kids now spend in front of the TV and playing videogames rather than engaging in creative activities. Another is the lack of creativity development in our schools.” Your education here at Severn is not standardized, not homogenized; it is unique. It is uniquely designed to give you a distinct advantage as you move on to college and into your life’s work. Being a student is not just an institutional role one plays – getting good grades, attending class, dutifully completing one’s homework – but a way of conceiving a life, and only by acquiring the full spectrum of characteristics that define a good student, will you be able to adjust and adapt to today’s rapidly-changing world. Creativity, persistence or grit, and passion, these are the hallmarks of a good student. Severn has been and will remain dedicated to providing an academic experience that provides ample opportunities for students to employ creativity throughout the curriculum. This edition of The Bridge chronicles only some of the many ways in which this vibrant community does so. As always, please share with me any thoughts or comments ( Go Admirals,

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 SAVE these dates! November 5 2010-2011 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Michael K. DeStefano ’84, Chair Mr. John S. Bremer, Vice Chair Mrs. Marjorie A. Corwin, Secretary Mr. John Soderlund, Treasurer Mr. Robert (Bret) Anderson Mr. Thomas L. Carter III ’85 Mr. Michael Cauley Mr. Raymond J. Herman Mr. Donald R. Hug Mrs. Lisa Kahan Mr. Gorton Parker (G.P.) Lindsay ’73 Mr. Christopher R. McCleary Mr. James A. Nolan ’62 Mrs. Margaret O’Connor Mr. Wilson H. Phipps ’74 Mr. Robert W. Rabbitt ’82 Dr. Lisa Renfro Mr. Robert L. Roth Mr. Steven R. Schuh ’78 Mr. Christopher A. Taylor ’71 Mr. William F. Utz Mr. E. Marc Williamson ’80 Mrs. Nancy J. Wooddell Mrs. Liz Mann Carlin ’74, Asst. Secretary Mr. Terry Del Prete, Asst. Treasurer HONORARY TRUSTEES Mr. Thomas L. Carter ’53 Mr. H. Franklin Knipp, Jr. SEVERN SCHOOL ADMIRALS PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Nancy Kierstead ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Woody Wooddell ’73

RIVER CLASSIC Severn vs. St. Mary’s Football - 7 pm AWAY - St. Mary’s Turf @ St. John Neumann Church 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis November 6

BULL ROAST the first-ever APA Athletic Committee sponsored Bull Roast social! Visit for details November 12

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION & INDUCTION OF THE 2010 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS, MajGen Joseph D. Stewart ’60, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Edward St. John Athletic Center - 10 am -see pg. 19 for more on MajGen Stewart November 17

ASTLE LECTURE SERIES featuring Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down - see pg. 7 for details May 6

ALUMNI WEEKEND! Please visit for more details and information

Our corrections and apologies for mistakes and omissions in the Spring 2010 Bridge

OOPS! p. 2 - Coach Silsbee’s first name is Lynald, not Lionel p. 19 - On Raphael Sassi ’95: He graduated from Severn with the class of ’95 and went on to attend Syracuse Academy where he got to experience the culture and beauty of Italy while studying abroad in Florence. Raphael attended The Maryland Institute College of Art and after that received his Post Graduate Residency Fellow from The New York Academy of Art. He quotes, “I’ve pursued an art career most of my sentient life, from when I was about 13 or 14 years old forward. ” p. 25 - Correct spelling is Monica D’Ambrogi ’08, Johns Hopkins ladies lax standout p. 25 - Stewart D’Ambrogi ’09 is an honored member of the Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse 2009-10 Scholar Athletes. See p.12 p. 33 - John Hollway, lawyer, author - grad year is ’88 not ’72 - see reprint p. 27 5


Lisa Kahan

Welcome New Board Members Bret Anderson Bret Anderson founded PyramidBuilders in 1986 and serves as president of this company that specializes in constructing highly detailed architecturally designed residences throughout the region. Bret is a former board member of Chesapeake Academy and currently sits on the board of the American Institute of Architects, Chesapeake Chapter. Bret is married to Nancy Anderson and they have two children, Remy ’12 and Austin ’14. Bret spends time as a youth sports coach and his interests include business, fitness, boating and travel. Tom Carter Tom ’85 attended Loyola University where he majored in finance, and the Wharton School of Business where he received the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation. Tom has 18 years of wealth management experience. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Tom worked as an advisor with Alexander Key, as a senior vice president and senior consultant with Morgan Stanley, and as a senior vice president at Alex Brown & Sons, Inc. He is the former finance director and treasurer for Chesapeake Academy and a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club. Tom resides in Severna Park with his wife Jennifer and three children and his daughter Sarah is a member of the Class of 2016. Michael Cauley Upon graduation from the University of Maryland, Michael began a career in the insurance industry. He joined Howard W. Phillips Company in 1989 and is currently the executive vice president and managing partner of Commercial Practices. Michael is married to Beverly Ringer Cauley and resides in Davidsonville. Michael serves on Severn’s Development Committee and has served on Severn’s Athletic Committee since the fall of 2005 where he was the committee’s chair for the past two years. Michael is the president of the Davidsonville Athletic Association and coaches boys’ lacrosse. Beverly and Mike are the parents of three boys Jack ’12, Gavin ’15 and Owen a third grader at Davidsonville Elementary.


Lisa graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in telecommunications. She spent over 10 years in the communications industry, including the position of director of sales and marketing for Twentieth Century Fox, FX Networks. Lisa has extensive philanthropic involvement including work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Historic Annapolis Foundation, Chesapeake Academy and Severn School. Lisa and her husband Brian have two children who currently attend Severn, Samantha ’13 and Kristopher ’17. Dr. Lisa Renfro Lisa completed undergraduate degrees at Syracuse University and the University of Connecticut, where she also completed medical school. She performed her internship in Boston, followed by residency and fellowship at New York University in dermatology. Lisa specializes in dermatology and skin cancer surgery and works at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Lisa and her husband, Jeremy Snow moved to Maryland from New York City in 1993. They currently reside in Edgewater. Her daughter, Chloe Snow, is a junior, and her twin sons William and Andrew are in the Class of 2014. Her greatest pleasure is spending time with her family and she also enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

e are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Sawyer is the recipient of the 5th Annual Millard Unsung Hero Award. The award was established in 2006 by former Headmaster Bill Creeden and his wife Debbie to honor Steve Millard ’51 and his wife Linda. The Millard Unsung Hero Award is given to the faculty or staff member who demonstrates exceptional service, support, dedication and commitment to Severn School. Mr. Sawyer has been a member of the Buildings and Grounds team for five years. Jeff has been a constant and reliable source of support for all things campus related. Whether he stays on campus to close up the school following the After Prom party or he is setting up tables and chairs for a team dinner, Jeff truly embodies the concept of service for which members of the Severn faculty and staff have long been unsung HERO! noted.


FALL 2010

The Astle Lecture Series proudly presents Mark Robert Bowden

author of Black

Hawk Down

November 17, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. Price Auditorium Severn School This event is free and open to the public - Register online at and bring a friend! Please join Senator and Mrs. John Astle on November 17th when the Astle Lecture Series presents writer and author Mark Bowden. Bowden received international recognition in 2001 when his book, Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999), a National Book Award finalist, was made into a movie. Mr Bowden’s other works include the best-sellers The Best Game Ever (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008), Guests of the Ayatollah (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006), and Killing Pablo (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001), which received the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award as the best book of the year. The award winning Mr. Bowden is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, has served as a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and has written for Men’s Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone. John and Jayne Astle established an endowment fund in 1998 after the tragic accident of their son, David Sheridan Astle ’92. The David Astle Memorial Endowment funds an annual lecture series through which knowledgeable and/or inspirational speakers are invited to share their expertise, experiences and messages with the community.

Welcome New Faculty

Front row, L to R: JoAnna Josey, Middle School Science; Matthew Haynor, Director of MS & US Instrumental Music; Rachel Garvey, Middle School Math; Whitney Jamison, Middle School Dean of Students; Janet Fort, Chair Upper School Math; Jason Tarnow, Athletic Administration and Facilities Manager Back row, L to R: Michael Font, Upper School Math; Maura Rudder, Administrative Assistant, College Counseling and Academic Dean; Daniel Keller, Middle School English; Lise Charlier, Academic Dean Not pictured, Eileen Tidd, MD, Upper School Science


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1) Arianna Trozze 2) Keisha Miles 3) Alex Cramer 4) The Class of 2010 greets the audience 5) Phil Engles 6) Katie Lantz 7) Constantine Nakos 8) Jordy Bathras 9) The Severn Fellows for 2010 (back row, L to R)


Erik Ostberg, Holly Williams, Max Schechter, Kanav Markan, Kelsey Wooddell (front row, L to R) Allie Bremer, Mia Katz, Catie Kinlein, Constantine Nakos 10) Mackenzie Carroll 11) Clay Morris and Sara Modlin 12) The hat toss!



Class of 2010 Alexander Xavier Adams Kelonte Andrew-Jamar Adams Timothy Andrew Bach Jordan Olivia Bathras Allison Marie Bremer William Davis Brown III Bridget Angela Brown Carley Antoinette Brunetto Colleen Sweeny Burdett Avery Elizabeth Burns Jack Rowan Carkhuff Mackenzie O’Connell Carroll Lillian Paige Cartwright Alexander James Coffin Andrea Gayle Connors Alexander Case Cramer Leah Aiko Cranmer Brett Dillon Crawford Mary Matheson Crow Sarthi Samir Dalal Richard Crowson Davis Rebecca Maclean Davis Lauren Elizabeth Dengler Emily Ann Dunlap Jessica Lynne Duvall Christopher Scott Edgar Philip Gill Engles Daniel Robert Farley Kendall Rebecca Farnham Kelsey Lynn Fletcher Andrew Thomas Foard Caroline Leah Franke Kayla Ellen Fu Samantha Olson Greiber Lillian Tappen Guthorn Sydney Taylor Halle Elizabeth Leigh Harbeson Gregory Patrick Herman Jamie Nicole Herndon Robert Dana Hoehn-Saric Hannah Elisabeth Hook Rachel Elizabeth Hough Jordan Bond Hurlebaus Chelsea Leigh Jenkins Marie Johnson-Gomez Joseph Karl Kaelin Amelia Irene Katz Catherine Elizabeth Kinlein


High Point University Allegheny College Denison University The George Washington University Hofstra University College of William and Mary Louisiana Tech University University of South Carolina Univ. of No. Carolina at Wilmington Brown University Fairfield University High Point University Princeton University Salisbury University Auburn University Fairfield University St. Mary’s College of Maryland U.S. Merchant Marine Academy University of South Carolina University of Miami High Point University Skidmore College Furman University Clemson University Allegheny College Phillips Exeter Academy High Point University Loyola University Maryland Dartmouth College Bucknell University Naval Academy Preparatory School Princeton University Quinnipiac University Hofstra University Lehigh University University of Denver Syracuse University Florida Institute of Technology University of Georgia Rollins College University of Denver University of New Hampshire University of Miami High Point University Stevenson University University of Delaware Rochester Institute of Technology University of Maryland, College Park

Kaitlyn Nicole Lantz Anna On Li Dean Nicholas Marchitelli Kanav Markan Kyle Timothy McGovern Paige Leslie-Ann Medcalf Kelley Lauren Merryman John Hammond Michael Keisha Denise Miles Sara Beth Modlin Clayton Wayne Morris Madeline Ann Myers Constantine Stuart Nakos Olivia Lawrence Nelson Nicholas Harvey Olds Mallory Sarah Orr Erik William Ostberg Raven Chelcie Owens Scott Brooks Palmer Aura Janae Payne Michelle Meriweather Ponder Lindsey Kathleen Ritter Claire Barthlow Rosen Louis Tray Rosson Charles Edward Roydhouse III Arjun Dev Saini Amanda Greer Salvesen Alexandra Hope Schaeffer Charles Ridings Schaller III Maxwell Corwin Schechter Robert George Schuh Carson Mitchell Smith Joshua Lee Souders Jordan Thomas Stout Chase Mitchell Strom Carly Jean Trainor Matthew Courtney Treuth Jr. Arianna Danielle Trozze Emily Christine Verklin Macy Arizona Walker Amelia Heather Wang Jeffrey David Watson Mary Joelle Weiss Holly Elyse Williams Ellen Lee Winchester Beau Cameron Wood Kelsey Elizabeth Wooddell Emma Grace Yost

Eckerd College The George Washington University The College of Wooster The George Washington University Tabor Academy Haverford College St. Mary’s College of Maryland Washington College Salisbury University Boston University Roger Williams University Randolph-Macon College Princeton University University of South Carolina University of Denver University of Vermont Southern Methodist University St. Mary’s College of Maryland Washington College St. Mary’s College of Maryland Washington and Lee University The Catholic University of America Johns Hopkins University St. Mary’s College of Maryland Rochester Institute of Technology Johns Hopkins University Yale University Boston College Gettysburg College Cornell University Southern Methodist University University of Dayton Salisbury University University of Maryland, College Park Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. Colgate University Kenyon College Franklin College Switzerland University of Virginia High Point University University of Delaware University of Colorado at Boulder Georgetown University Goucher College High Point University Tufts University Rice University Anne Arundel Community College

8th Grade Promotion

Class of 2014

Andrew Snow

Jarid Ryan with his dad, Jeffrey and mom, Sharrone

Aris Mardirossian with his dad, Armen and mom, Knar

Eamon Sullivan, Thomas Wentworth, Rohan Vain-Callahan

Meredith Brown, Maddy Sentimore, Anna Ballard, Lexie Melendez, Anneliese Smith, Cassidy Hamilton

Jamie Soderlund with his mom, Elaine and dad, John

Kelsey Ritter and Elizabeth Carroll

Callie Burns



by dave myers

alumni news

Josh Sims ’96 was named to the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Ten Year Anniversary Team which recognized the “the greatest players of the last decade at each position.” Sims played for the Baltimore Bayhawks from ’01-’05 where he added two MLL Championships to his two NCAA Championship rings earned at Princeton. Traded to the Denver Outlaws in ’06 he went to Toronto for the 2010 season and played in two games for the Nationals before being traded to the Chicago Machine. The midfielder has 29 career post-season goals in 16 games and has amassed 209 points from 130 goals, 16 two-point goals and 63 assists in 89 games. Goalie Kip Turner ’03 was named as the 2010 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year, by the MLL. Kip appeared in all 12 Boston Cannons’ games this season, and his 7-2 record, made him a vital cog in leading the Cannons to an overall regular season record of 8-4 and the #1 overall seed in the MLL postseason. Named MLL Defensive Player of the Week three times for his performances against the Chicago Machine (21 saves on 31 shots) the Chesapeake Bayhawks (20 saves) and the Toronto Nationals (6 saves), he also earned Bud Light Game MVP honors for his performances against Chicago and Denver when he helped the Cannons to a 16-5 win, in which they clinched the #1 spot at Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. Kip completed his fourth season in Boston, with a career GAA of 12.85 and a .595 save percentage. More recently, two new college graduates were selected in the MLL 2010 draft. All ACC Goalie Brian Phipps ’06 was a 4th Round selection and #23 overall pick by the MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. Coming off a serious knee injury, Brian served as Terrapins team captain and was a Lowe’s Senior


CLASS Award candidate. He was also a USILA 2010 All-America Division 1 Honorable Mention selection, thereby matching his preseason selection for that honor. Finally, Pat Moran ’05 was a sixth round selection by the Denver Outlaws. A threetime First-Team All-Patriot League selection, Pat was the 2010 recipient of the Coach William H. “Dinty” Moore Award which is presented to Navy’s outstanding offensive player leading the Mids this season with 38 points on a team-best 28 goals and 10 assists. Responsible for two of Navy’s three game-winners in overtime in 2010, including Patriot League victories over Bucknell and Colgate, Pat is believed to be the first Navy player to record a pair of game-winning overtime goals in a single season. A newly-commissioned Ensign in the United States Navy following his graduation in May 28, Moran will report to his ship, the USS Ashland (LSD 48), at the end of the month where he will serve as a surface warfare officer. Turning to those alumni in the college ranks At Penn State, Coach Thiel states that Kevin Etter ’06 “will be a strong senior leader of the close defense [who] has played a vital role for three seasons, and will be expected to handle some tough 1 on 1 match ups with opponents. [He] may be our best stopper on close defense, but with the different traits of our defense we will expect him to handle on ball, off ball, and crease attack man this spring.” Defenseman Mark Staines ’08 joined six teammates of the 2010 University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team as members of the All-ACC Academic Conference Team. The selection was Mark’s second pick to the elite squad of scholar athletes. The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were es-

tablished in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior studentathlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. Stewart D’Ambrogi ’09 is an honored member of The Ohio State Buckeyes Men’s Lacrosse 2009-10 Scholar Athletes. The squad accumulated more than 600 hours of community service and half of the 46 man roster posted a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Ben Carignan, Athletic Academic Counselor for the Buckeyes, states; “Considering their schedules and commitments academically and athletically, their work ethic, attitude and commitment to academics continues to raise the bar and deepen the tradition of academic excellence within the men’s lacrosse program and the Ohio State Department of Athletics.” Virginia Cavalier Attack Josie Owen ’08 was honored for her work in the classroom and on the field as a member of the All-ACC Academic team, her second-straight appearance on the conference’s all-academic squad. Josie delivered the third-best single game scoring

Nick Elsmo ’07 & Taylor Burns ’08, members of the Univ. of Delaware 2010 Championship Lacrosse Team

varsity news output in the ACC this season and finished the season ranked fifth on the team in points, with 44, and sixth in goals, scoring 24. Student-athletes, regardless of classification, must earn a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career. At Vanderbilt, Anastasia Adam ’06, Allie Frank ’06 and Alex Priddy ’08, were all named to the America Conference All Academic Team. Student-athletes

who maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better during the 2009-10 academic year were eligible for the honor. In March, the St. Mary’s Field Hockey Seahawks placed 14 members of their squad on the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad including Ryan O’Malley ’07. In May, Ben Montgomery ’09 and his MIT basketball teammates (the Engineers coming off a 22-5 season) journeyed to Taiwan as the guests of the MIT Club of Taiwan. Playing with the international 24 second clock before standing room only crowds, MIT rolled up five wins and captured the Kainan University International Basketball Invitational with a 98-81 win over Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC). The engineeers put 123 points on the board against Hsuan Chang U. and 114 against Kyushu U.

The Severn Boys Tennis team finished their season with an overall record of 4-9 and finished in 10th place in the MIAA -A league. The highlight of the season was that the number one doubles team of Max Schechter ’10 and Robert Hoehn-Saric ’10 went to the semi finals of the individual championships. The team of Schechter and Hoehn-Saric also finished with the best overall team record of 5-8. Max Schechter won the players award and Robert Hoehn-Saric won the coaches tennis award. The Severn Sailing Team had a very successful 2010 campaign highlighted by earning the rights to sail for a national championship in both fleet and team racing and posting respectable finishes just outside the top 5 in both. The coaching staff of Scott Steele and Anne Megargel, both new to Severn, stepped into a program in which the talent level was very strong and excellent finishes in district events were posted immediately. Skippers Scott Houck ’11 and Mike Saldi ’11 led the way early in the season, supported by team Captain Amanda Salvesen ’10 as the third skipper in the Fall. Kaylee Schwitzer ’11 returned in the spring to offer a new option at skipper and fill in nicely at all the qualifiers, and she was instrumental in helping the team qualify for team racing nationals. Crews Kate Harris ’11, Lydia Whiteford ’11, Kelley Merryman ’10, Terry Duncan ’11, and Kate Wysocki ’11 along with skipper/crew phenom Salvesen proved that anyone was ready and able to step up when called on. The crew depth at Severn is certainly equivalent to any in the nation and all but Salvesen (Yale) and Merryman (St. Mary’s College of MD) are returning. Expectations are very high for this deep and talented team next year, further supported by up and coming young skippers Patrick Floyd ’13 and Maeve White ’13.

At High Point University Golf, Danny Wayson ’09 finished seventh at the 2010 WSSU Invitational with a 36hole score of 155 and was named a Millis Scholar Athlete, honoring students with exceptional performance in the classromm and on the athletic field. Ben Montgomery ’09

Danny Wayson ’09



‘As a creative, it’s up to you to see things ANEW . To change perception and increase attention.’

– unknown

creativity from michelangelo to martha stewart, creativity is firmly woven through our everyday lives - art, science, business, industry, education - on and on. And while we undoubtedly feel awe and admiration for the creative mind, it may sometimes leave us feeling inept or unskilled, perhaps asking the question, “why didn’t I think of that?” Well, the Severn community is thinking creatively and our alumni, students and faculty offer up original, inventive and expressive works of creativity that do not intimidate but inspire. Dr. Jackie Baugh, US English, takes her creative writing students through risk to imagination. Janet Nebel, Yearbook Advisor, leads students through the maze of design to produce award winning publications. Joel Madden, US Science and Fellows Program Advisor, guides his students through the intricacies of building robots. The Bridge’s continuing series on Alumni in the Arts has just scratched the surface of alumni talent. And certainly topping the list of Severn’s many creative individuals are our 2010 Severn Fellow graduates, who created and crafted independent projects and presented their work with confidence, command and artistic flair. Hats off to the creative individuals who make our life’s journey all the more rewarding and to the Severn community that nourishes and celebrates the creative within us all.

The three portraits featured are works by Mia Katz ’10 that were included in her Fellows project. Left to Right: The Honorable Judge Michael J. Wachs (Allie ’08, Sam ’11); the First Lady of Maryland, The Honorable Judge Katie O’Malley; Severn Board of Trustee Vice Chair, Mr. John S. Bremer (John ’12). The picture far right is of a student painted rain barrel. Liz Mann Carlin ’74, Administrative Assistant to Headmaster Lagarde, inspried students and faculty to build and tend to a courtyard garden which included two of these barrels.


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creative web sites to visit Robert W. Alley ’74 - of Paddington Bear fame, writer and illustrator extraordinaire - Colin Hodges ’95 - Director, Performance Technology at Pendulum Studios - Highlights a few of Colin’s movies credits;action=display;threadid=28344 Colin explains the technology of “Face Robot” - Alter Ego’s Human Face Retargeting Demo A project of Colin’s that demonstrates revolutioniary facial animation at Pendulum Studios Alessandra Torres ’98 - Funky photography - Matthew Yake ’01 - Compelling photography - Marna Rinder ’02 - Amazing sculpture - Courtney Dunn ’06 - T shirts, handbags and more - Amelia Wang ’10 - Digital magazine on the Bay to Beach bike ride of Clay Morris ’10 and Joey Kaelin ’10 Holly Williams ’10 - a 2010 Severn Fellow - Digital magazine, Ready, Set, Tell -

the 2010 Sever n Fellows Allie Bremer created works of autobiographical photojournalism for elderly residents at Sunrise Assisted Living. Mia Katz created a “Character Project” of environmental portraiture of Annapolis. Catie Kinlein studied the media’s growing role in the world of sports. Kanav Markan studied genetics, alterations and their effect on diseases, especially cancer in the Baltimore area. Constantine Nakos wrote his own work of interactive fiction, an arcane form of computer gaming that was created in the 70’s. Erik Ostberg studied mechanical and civil engineering by designing and analyzing the structures of large ships. Max Schechter studied how technology has been used in and affected the outcomes of Presidential elections. Holly Williams created a digital magazine for teens and young adults. Kelsey Wooddell studied a combination of engineering and sustainable building, as well as environmentally friendly techniques for housing by building a model ‘smart’ house.


a l u m n i i n t h e a rt s


In response to the Bridge plea for artist updates, art instructor Harriet Yake received mail from Charles Andres Jr. and a wonderful story on his dad, Charles J. Andres ‘32


graduation from Severn in 1932, Charles J. Andres attended the U.S. Naval Academy but was expelled twice (1936 and 1937) for failing mathematics. Charles went on to attend the Arts Students League in New York City and studied under Harvey Dunn (Dunn studied under Howard Pyle, who also taught N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell. Dunn in turn taught Charles J. Andres, Harold Von Schmidt, Dean Cornwell, and many other famous artists). Andres became an illustrator before WWII, but enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and served in the North Atlantic before Pearl Harbor. During much of the war, he created illustrations for the Navy, including many covers for Sea Power and Shipmate magazine. After the war, Charles worked in and around New York and moved to Maine in 1950. He continued his work as a commercial illustrator until 1965 when he began teaching art at Berwick Academy, South Berwick, Maine, where he continued teaching until 1981. 1 The above painting was done by Charles when he was studying under Charles Chapman and Harvey Dunn. His son Charles Jr. writes, “I believe he called it something like, ‘Training Class, Midshipmen: First Command’. Anyone who has sailed in Annapolis knows the feeling in this painting. Harvey Dunn would say when you paint a picture you have to throw yourself into the spirit of it, and jump in after. I believe this was painted about 1937. My father passed on April 4, 2008 at the age of 94. Please feel free to publish this as you see fit. He would have enjoyed that.”

“ I write this, I realize I would not likely be here if it weren’t for Severn!” —Charles Andres Jr.


Charles Jr. continues, “Dad went to Severn because he was intent on going to Annapolis. He did, twice, but he flunked out twice, for mathematics. Then he went to art school. He used to tell us that it may have saved his life since so many of his classmates in the class of ’36 and ’37 were killed in WWII. He did have a long history with the Academy however, through his paintings. An interesting side note of what Severn did for him (and me) - his attendance led to meeting his wife and my Mother, Jane Sutton. His best friend at Severn was Robert (Bob) S. Blodgett ’32. Bob went to Severn as he was intent on going to West Point, which he did. During their years at the military academies, they wrote to each other, and met at the Army-Navy games. Bob (at West Point) met Jane who was attending nearby Skidmore College. They married and had two girls, my half-sisters. Bob went on to be the youngest colonel in the Army Air Force, but died of polio in 1947. My father posthumously painted a portrait of him (below). In the process of corresponding about Bob and the painting, Charlie and Jane began a relationship, married in 1950, moved to Maine, had three sons, and a great life together for 44 years. So, as I write this, I realize I would not likely be here if it weren’t for Severn! Reaching back after so many years, I keep running into people who had my father as a teacher and who felt profoundly affected by him. He, like his teacher, Harvey Dunn, taught a philosophy as much as art. Their text book reflected this philosophy and it is well worth reading by anyone - it is called “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri. You would think you were reading a combination of Thomas Paine, the Tao te Ching, and a great romantic philosopher. It is a way of life.”

Photo right, Charles J. Andres ’32. Paintings this page, above right, Homecoming Issue for Shipmate Magazine, ca: 1962. The naval officer in the foreground was based on an academy classmate (1936) thinking about classmates lost in the war; below right, Colonel Robert S. Blodgett ’32. More on Col Blodgett page 18.

Please visit The paintings in the gallery span work that Charles Andres did in Harvey Dunn’s class through 1984 when he was still painting portraits on a commission basis.2 1,2


Service Matters by Dave Myers

More on Col. Blodgett ’32 from Navy Art and Heart, p. 16

A 1936 graduate of the US Military Academy, Robert (Bob) Blodgett ’32 chose to serve in the Ordnance Corps of the US Army, the branch of the service dedicated to providing bullets, bombs and shells to those men on the front lines, and in better times, developing new and more efficient weaponry for the war fighters. The following is taken from The Ordnance Department: On Beachhead and Battlefront by Lida Mayo. The text describes then Major Blodgett’s service in Australia with the Ordnance Section of the US Army Air Services in Australia beginning in late 1942 when the outcome of combat in that area was still very much in doubt. “The Ordnance Section of USAAS was staffed with four officers and seven enlisted men and was headed by Major Robert S. Blodgett, chosen by Colonel Holman who had served with Blodgett in the United States and had a high opinion of his ability ... Between Blodgett’s and Holman’s offices a good deal of informal and very effective liaison continued, a circumstance that Holman attributed to Blodgett’s excellent relationship with (Major General George) Kenney (Commander Allied Air Forces) and his loyalty to Ordnance.” In the painting, Colonel Blodgett wears the winged bombs of the Ordnance Corps on his lapels, and the 5th Air Force patch on his left shoulder (The 5th was one of three US Army Air Corps Air Forces created in the Pacific during WWII). Awards include the World War II Victory Medal, Asia Pacific Campaign Medal, Occupation Medal, and American Defense Medal (1939-41).

MIA Anniversary, Donald Shay ’63 On October 8th, 40 years ago, Captain Donald Shay ’63, USAFA 67, in performance of his duties as a weapons system officer with the 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, climbed into his Air Force RF4C Phantom behind his pilot Captain Bill Ott to perform a reconnaissance mission over Laos. After flying to Saigon (Than Son Nhut AFB) for a mission briefing, the men successfully flew their photo run, completed mid-air refueling and were 30 minutes from Udorn at the time of the last contact. What happened shortly thereafter will probably never be known, but somewhere in the skies over eastern Laos, the Phantom fell from the sky. Search efforts continued for several days but were severely hampered by thick jungle. When the search and rescue efforts were terminated both men were listed as Missing In Action (MIA). Since that day, rumors and continuing search efforts initiated after the war suggested at least one parachute was found hung up in a tree and pictures of personal effects of Captain Ott were later found. When nearly 600 POW’s were released in 1973 by Vietnam, Captain Ott and Captain Shay were not among them, in part because Laos was not involved in the Peace Talks which ended the war. In fact Laos has never released any POWs. While in MIA status, Don Shay was promoted to Major, United States Air Force, and on January 28, 1981, his status was changed from MIA to Died While In MIA Status. This change raised the number of Severn graduates killed during the Vietnam conflict to five, including Ed Brown ’54, Fred Gates ’50, James MacVickar Jr. ’62 and Carl Peterson ’54. The sacrifices of Don Shay and his fellow alumni must not be lost to the passage of time. Please note that in front of the Boone House is the “Freedom Tree,” planted to honor Major Shay. It continues to preserve the spirit of Donald Shay and a life too soon ended in service to his Country.

“ front of the Boone House is the “Freedom Tree,” planted to honor Major Shay. It continues to preserve the spirit of Donald Shay, and a life too soon ended in service to his Country.” 18

 Distinguished Alumnus  MajGen Joseph D. Stewart ’, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy November , 

Joe Stewart ’60 with Jack Warpinski ’03 and Philip Choi ’03 at the 2003 Founder’s Day Celebration

evern School is pleased to announce that MajGen Joseph D. Stewart ’60 will be awarded the Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m., in the Edward St. John Athletic Center. The ceremony will also commemorate Veterans Day and Severn alumni who served or currently are serving in the military.


All alumni are cordially invited to attend. MajGen Stewart has had a long and notable career serving the Marine Corps for 34 years. After his retirement from the Marine Corps, he was named Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Rear Admiral in the US Maritime Service. He was promoted to Vice Admiral in 2003 and served at Kings Point for 10 years. In 2003, Vice Admiral Stewart became Rear Admiral Joseph Stewart although to his midshipmen continued to be known as “Joey D.” A 1960 graduate of Severn School, Joe went to the United States Naval Academy and upon graduation in 1964, he entered the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. During his Marine Corps career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions. He commanded a tank company, a supply battalion, and a defense distribution depot and also served as a lacrosse coach and math instructor at the Naval Academy. As a major general, he served as the Commander, Marine Corps Logistics Bases in Albany, Georgia. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics at the US Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Stewart earned a Master’s degree in Operational Research from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master’s degree in Management from Salve Regina College and the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. As Superintendent of the Merchant Marine Academy, Stewart was responsible for a student body of more than 1000. The Academy, operated by the United States Department of Transportation, is located at Kings Point, New York. It is one of the nations leading sources of licensed merchant marine officers and is renowned for its maritime education and training programs. Stewart received the news of his nomination to Severn’s Distinguished Alumni body with characteristic humility. “While I don’t feel deserving of this recognition, I am honored to be chosen,” he said. “Severn is a special school and being a student there with Mr. Teel and a caring faculty and staff made a big difference in my life.” An accomplished athlete, Stewart was inducted into Severn’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. He was made an honorary alumnus and was named an honorary member of the US Merchant Marine Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2009. He also received the College Football Foundation’s Outstanding College President’s Award. Some of his personal military honors include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Combat Action Ribbon and the Secretary of Transportation’s Gold Medal.

Joe Stewart ’60


 Captain Greg Birra ’65 continues his tale of restoration and adventure aboard the

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hen we last left Captain Birra ’, he had begun “the long process of procuring everything we would need to build a  foot small ship totally equipped for luxury charter, including the kitchen sink.” He continues, “To contribute to the kitty once my design drawings were completed, I kept my hand in the large yacht industry. During one high speed yacht delivery from Cannes to Kuala Lumpur, a story in itself, I found two magnificent Persian carpets the right size for the salon and passageway in Bombay and Jemen, respectively. On another refit in Gibraltar, my weekends were spent in the shipyards carpentry shop, milling teak and mahogany mouldings and trim for the interior, the skylights, and the beds we had to construct in yachting style. The Burma teak skylights were fabricated by an Austrian cabinet maker in Mallorca, the cambered deck beams and fifty cherry wood cabinet and stateroom doors made and finished by a carpenter friend in Marseille. The thirty two double glazed Iroko wood windows and frames by a specialist in Holland. The three wooden tank covers for the traditional flush toilets by a carpenter in the village. There were hunts for all of the machinery, fastenings, hardware, and furnishings required, as once we began in earnest, we wanted everything at hand. A container was acquired, the interior painted, and the cave in our village house turned into a workshop. Everything from water pumps to electrical fixtures, boxes of Spanish tile to a fireplace, antique armoire doors, chairs, sink and bath fittings, generators, tools and hundreds of boxes of fastenings, was overhauled or painted and adapted to its new use. All was then wrapped, trucked to the container near Marseille and carefully packed like a three dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Finally, the container was full, and it was with a mixed sense of relief and apprehension that we watched it hooked to a truck and begin its voyage to Holland.

The ship was moved to the impossibly romantic town of Enkhuizen, north of Amsterdam, and once the major steelwork was completed, there we moved as well, with the baby, the cat, and the mother-in- law. We lived on a small tree lined canal, in the smallest house in the village, so old that it is in a painting by Jan Steen, a dutch master. Our son, Alexander was placed in a Dutch school, and so learned fluency by total immersion. For us, it was a bit more of a struggle. Every morning we walked through this wonderfully picturesque town to the small shipyard in the harbour to begin the days work on our ship. We learned to eat smoked eel and maatjes, raw and salted herring caught in the spring, and chase it with Genever, the original gin. As a sailors town, it has its share of old smoky taverns hung with ships gear and beautiful models of old sailing ships and full of laughing Dutchmen. Enkhuizen was the original home port of the VOC, the Dutch East Indies Trading company, and is full of beautiful sixteenth and seventeenth century houses in which the officers lived. A dream to stroll through at anytime, but evenings were magical. Also in Enkhuizen at that time was what is known as the brown fleet, traditional Dutch flat bottomed sailing vessels, with folding masts and giant leeboards, ranging to one hundred sixty feet in length, and mostly fitted with reddish brown sails They had been fitted out for passengers and would sail up to the Wadden Zee for a week at a time. It is a pretty sight and meant the existence of a wide-spread support system for the fleet and the availability of highly skilled labour. At first the work consisted of simply getting organized and making a schedule of construction and fitting out, opening and organizing the container, setting up tools, etc. measuring and calculating for the order of ballast, tanks for fuel, fresh water, black water, gray water, piping, fittings and valves for the fire control, bilge, heating and air conditioning, sewage

Photo preceding page and above, touring Paris



and fresh water systems, placement of cable trays, etc. In Amsterdam, our friend and electrical engineer who called himself Mr. Fix It was busy with the design and construction of all the control and distribution switchboxes for the three different electrical systems, air conditioning, Jacuzzi and lighting systems, and would visit periodically to argue with me about one thing or another. Finally, the pulling of miles of electrical cable began, as well as the placing of the generators and other machinery we had sent ahead in the container. This simplified our lives, as now we could move in the container, which had been packed with materials and equipment in reverse order to their use. It was possible only because now the generator and engine rooms were closed off from the weather. The accommodation area was still open, but covered by truck tarps. The tanks, each with a capacity of four tons, were built and hoisted into place, then thirty three tons of ballast in the form of six by six iron bars, and so began the daunting task of piping. Apart from getting it right the first time, the simple fact of placing and welding pipe hangars, cutting, bending threading and fitting two inch galvanized pipe is exhausting and dirty and several months work. Meanwhile, dressed in workman’s coveralls and covered with rust, Tracey was making inroads on coating the steel surfaces. This not very ladylike job was only punctuated by occasional trips to another shipyard where our windows had been delivered, as had the teak mouldings I had milled while in Gibraltar. Everything had to have eight coats, and there were over three hundred pieces, each to be sanded between coats. We had settled on the interior to be lined with beaded tongue and groove panelling milled to a design by William Fife, the nineteenth century Scottish yacht designer. From his board came some of the most beautiful sailing yachts in the world. I had spent a lot of time aboard restored Fife yachts while racing in the St Tropez Nioularge and other classic yacht races in the Mediterranean. Friends in England who specialize in the restoration of these yachts were able to send

me some sample patterns. We found a good source of dry Douglas fir and had an Amsterdam milling company grind the blades to match the pattern. They did a beautiful job, and when five kilometers of smoothly milled planking arrived at the shipyard, I wondered if I had calculated correctly. In fact, it turned out I was short. But that’s another story. The daunting prospect here was that every four metre plank had to be primed and painted on both sides before being fitted, as well as each pinhole knot shellacked on both sides to minimize shrinking due to humidity and temperature variations. Then there was the flooring, which would be finished by one inch planks of American ash. We visited a wood supplier in Amsterdam and spent day after day hand selecting the ten year aged planks for milling, after which it would be placed in a special temperature and humidity controlled room to rest until delivery. The fresh water system was to be plumbed with a very high tech German system I had worked with before, on a high speed 150 foot jet boat built in Sweden. It does not allow calcium buildup, is insulated, and supports 140psi of working pressure thirty seconds after a joint is made. All joints were made using purpose designed heating and cutting tools. I had sent the company a drawing of the ship, and received in return a computer generated piping plan, every diameter and fitting marked in detail, accompanied by carefully marked boxes of fittings, the tools required, and the requisite lengths of tubing. The Germans are wonderful in that way, as I have learned on so many ship and yacht projects. Working with it was a treat, and my hands stayed clean. Finally, the machinery was in place, cables pulled, major plumbing accomplished, and it was time to put in the flooring of one inch concrete board prior to closing up the ship and putting on the deck.” Visit for charter information and to see more photos of this glorious yacht

Photo left, a twin cabin and right, the main salon aboard the Golden Odessey


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George W. Kittredge ’36, 2/25/2010 William Urlwin ’52, 7/15/2010 Henry Converse ’53, 4/28/2010 John Martin ’53, 2/3/2010 Thomas Carroll ’56, 11/25/2009 Howard Wheeler ’59, 6/28/2010 Brother of Richard S. Wheeler ’74 David Streight ’86, 6/2010 James Antrim, 10/2009 Grandfather of Jason W. Utz ’13

James Arth Grandfather of Garrett W. Kendall ’13

William Bruther, 5/20/10 Father of Richard S. Bruther ’81 and Grandfather of Kyle S. Bruther ’15

Jim Duell Grandfather of Mark W. Baldiswieler ’16

Thomas N. Exarhakis, 5/10/10 Grandfather of Thomas N. Exarhakis ’12 and Carolyn A. Exarhakis ’13

Edwin Igler, 9/09 Grandfather of Andrew E. Igler ’11 and Anne E. Igler ’14

Ann Johnson Grandmother of Woodruff B. Johnson ’07 and Margaret C. Johnson ’12

T. Girard Lee, 7/21/10 Grandfather of Kathleen M. Dowd ’09 and Derek G. Lee ’16

Jerry Mitchell, 9/09 Grandfather of Jenna A. Mitchell ’09, and Jenny E. Mitchell ’11

Richard and Jackie Priddy Grandparents of Alexandra M. Priddy ’08, Kevin M. Priddy ’11 and Benjamin D. Priddy ’13

Angelo Ricciardelli Grandfather of Hanna M. Watt ’07 and David M. Watt ’13

Jackie Shelton Mother of Kathleen Shelton ’81 and William Shelton ’85

Ronald Sinclair, 2/26/2010 Grandfather of Mauricio E. Simms ’07 and Michael E. Simms ’09

George Stone Grandfather of Andrew S. Breeden ’11 and Regan E. Breeden ’12

1936 Richard Sheppe ’44 sent this news: “I regret to report the death of George W. Kittredge ’36, my friend and neighbor from S. Thomaston ME, in February 2010. George attended Severn in a special summer program in 1937. He graduated from USNA in 1940 and retired after a distinguished career in cruisers and submarines and later in industry.



Send notes to: Karl J. Christoph, Jr. 230 W. Laurel St. #802 San Diego, CA 92101 619-231-9514

Send notes to: Blair “Buzz” Hall 666 Maid Marian Hill Sherwood Forest, MD 21405 410-849-2134



Send notes to: Hugh “Dick” McLean P.O. Box 1735 Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Send notes to: Bill Fisher 8722 Higdon Drive Vienna VA 22182 703-938-7487

Bill writes: “The extra hot summer is about over, Labor Day 2010 is about to pass and Hurricane ‘Earl’ is about to side swipe the east coast. It is time to get ready for a new school year and hope for a pleasant fall and a winter that is not as rough as last year. Things are going well in the Fisher family and I hope the same is true with your family. We are looking forward to some short trips here and there and a return to Naples, Florida for a few weeks in February. I recently received a nice letter 23


from Charlie Taylor. He lives at 17602 Old Oak Way, Lithia, FL 33342. He sent three pictures which unfortunately were too damaged for print. One was of the 1947 football team, one of Charlie and me and two young ladies, and one of just the two of us. In the latter two pics we were in our USNA White Works so I imagine we may have slipped out unofficially during Plebe Summer. I think the young lady next to me was Jean Rodgers from Round Bay. Neither one of us know the other lady. He also included a copy of his varsity football letter certificate signed by, among others, me. He asked me to let Boogie Strange know ‘that he almost caused me to fail my physical for the academy. During a scrimmage, I attempted to tackle him and caught his cleats on my nose, breaking it and spewing blood everywhere. It deviated my septum and the doc almost turned me down.’ Charlie also mentioned missing the steamed Maryland crabs he grew up with in Annapolis but has solved the problem by now ordering them online. It was nice to hear from Charlie and I hope others will follow. We had great times at Severn and continue to owe a large debt to the school and Mr. Teel. As I have said before, the school is still a fine school and is worthy of any support we can provide it. Best wishes to all. Continue taking good care. Always, Bill (Skin) n Rod Smith writes: “Celebrated two birthdays in May: Chronological 80 and sobriety 25. Health not too good, but hangin! My young lady companion helps me feel young. Two of my three children live fairly close by & two of my four grandkids. Dr’s are working on my legs so I can get back to big love: Par 3 golf. Life is excellent.




Send Notes to: Nick Goldsborough 5101 River Crescent Dr. Annapolis, MD 21401

Send Notes to: Jack Kelly 69 Westview Drive Norwood, MA 02062

William E. Urlwin, 76, died July 15, 2010, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on July 12 in Bridgewater, Mass. Upon graduating from Severn School, Bill attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from the University of New Hampshire.He lived in Hingham, Mass., opened his own insurance office in East Weymouth, and later was a manufacturer’s representative for the Telescope Casual Furniture Co. Bill spent most leisure time sailing all over the world, having a deep love for the water and the friends he met when in port. He loved sharing his views of politics and had a special sense of humor which will be deeply missed by all who met and knew him. Bill had deep pride in his children and grandchildren and cherished the time spent with each of them. n Michele Frame Miller from the Class of ’78 sends this note that may be of interest to the Class of ’52: “It is a small world! I was at a lacrosse tournament in downtown Chicago that my husband was playing in. One of the referee’s came and sat down in the shade on his break. We started talking. We could not believe that the conversation led to Annapolis and then Severn School. He was a graduate of Severn’s 1952 class, Hank Caldwell, Jr. I find so many times in my experiences ties to Severn no matter where I go. It really does give me that feeling when I have encounters like this that I came from a very special place! Thanks Severn!

1956 From Sandy Hastie: “Retired and enjoying the North Carolina Mountains in Flat Rock, NC. - Wonderful place.” n On George Benjamin: At the Company’s Annual Meeting on May 26, 2010, directors of RELM Wireless Corporation reelected George N. Benjamin III to his seventh one-year term as Chairman of the Board. George has served on the Board of Directors at RELM Wireless since January 1996. George also continues as a Director of Stonebridge Financial Corporation, the parent company of Stonebridge Bank an Internet-based bank focusing on national customer accounts while directing its lending activities in the Delaware Valley from its headquarters in West Chester, PA. He serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee

and is a member of the Asset and Liability Committee of Stonebridge Financial Corp. In recent years George has specialized as a consultant on acquisitions and mergers, restructurings and turnarounds, entrepreneurial startups, and new business expansion for domestic and international companies in the telecommunications technology, electronic instrumentation, electro-mechanical equipment, and wire and cable industries through TRIG Systems, a worldwide management consulting company. He holds three U.S. patents involving solid dielectric insulated high-voltage cable design and manufacturing equipment and processes. About RELM Wireless Corporation: As an American Manufacturer for more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high-specification two-way communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.

Ten ’59ers got together for lunch at Mike’s Crab House and had a great time! In the photo (from left foreground going ccw around the table) are Tom Dawson, Lehr Jackson, Jack Norris, Bill Reosler, John Leimkulher, Monty Baker, Norm Masterson, Don Trumpy, Merritt Vaughn, and Doug Davidson. In addition, the following contacted Monty to say they were sorry they couldn’t make it and to say hello to those who were there: Zip Hannegan, Roger Keithly, Jim Mylander, Mike Phillips, Bucky Reed and John Sullivan. Plans are being made for another lunch sometime in January.

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1958 Send notes to: John Eller 767 Madison Street Monterey, CA 93940

Howard Wentworth Wheeler, Jr., 68, passed away at his home in Annapolis, May 28, following an illness of several months. Howard was born in Baltimore in 1941. Howard played varsity football and lacrosse at Severn and was also on the lacrosse team at the Univ. of MD. He played for the Olde Severna Park “Bengals” of the U.S. Club Lacrosse Association and served for many years as a board member of the club, including president in ’74-’75. Howard enjoyed attending meetings of the Severna Park Old Timers Association and annual Severn reunions. His other interests included reading, music, solving crossword and Sudoko puzzles, researching family genealogy and following the fortunes of the Terrapins, Orioles, Ravens, Yankees, and local and collegiate lacrosse. He was an original member of the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association “Green Hornets” (he was one of the boys who selected “Green Hornets” as a nickname after a popular radio series character of the day). He played football, baseball, and basketball alongside county

Johan Trumpy and his wife, Susan

sports luminaries such as Clayton “Bud” Beardmore, the late John Codd, Tony Domenech, Dick and Lee Curry and Joe Stewart. He was an Army Reserve Veteran and earned the Good Conduct Medal, The National Defense Service Ribbon and Marksmanship Badges.

1962 Send notes to: Robert Kesmodel 11 Island Avenue Unit 806 Miami Beach, FL 33139 Office 305-538-2004

Robert writes: “I will start with some very good news and that is Don Stein is alive and well in California. We hope to be able to get some contact information for Don so possibly he can be at our 50th. n Johan Trumpy wrote to let us know that he and Susan were married last October at their home in Florida. Johan notes that “the picture is our entrance to the wedding in our backyard, just family in attendance. Other than that there is nothing new and all is well”. Congratulations to you both! We will all look forward to meeting Susan! n Jon Englander sent the following note to our class: ‘I retired last April from the Cleveland Clinic after 17 years, and joined a Pittsburgh consulting firm, MedCom Solutions, specializing in the hospital and physician charge cycles. My last assignment at Cleveland Clinic was particularly interesting, if anyone saw one of Obama’s visits there on the news. I coordinated the project that now moves all materials underground from a service center to the main hospital by robots. I still live in Shaker Heights with Marlene, have two grandchildren, Jenna and Cody, through my son

David. My daughter Samantha, whom some of you met at a reunion at Bill’s, graduated from UNC, and is now doing graduate work in Seattle at the University of Washington. Life is good.’ n It’s hard to believe in 2012 we will celebrate our 50th. It will be here before you know it! I hope everyone is in good health and enjoying life as much as I am. Thanks to Jon and Johan for the input!”

1965 Send Notes to: Sandy Clark 528 4th Street SE Washington, D.C. 20003

Sandy tells Bridge readers: “I was very impressed with the “New Severn” that I saw at Alumni Weekend. It has a wonderful phyical plant now, but without losing the underlying principles of education, integrity, honor and leadership that Mr. Teel instilled in 1914. Severn has given so much to so many. I encourage my classmates to keep the traditions alive by contributing what they can.”

1966 Send notes to: Richard Templeton 108 Annapolis Street Annapolis, MD 21401

1968 Send notes to: Shannon McDowell 3 South Cherry Grove Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 shannonmcdowell2006@comcast. net

The Bridge received this news from Ed Rodgers - who had been a “lost” alum. He claims he has always know where he was! ‘Well, summarizing where I have been the last 42 years is going to take a few lines. After graduation, I moved to Florida and received a BS degree in marketing from the University of West Florida in 1972. I went into the golf business in southwest Florida as a golf professional and became a PGA member in 1976. In 1984, I went to work for a land development company in the area as a golf professional, worked my way up to become a VP in the company before starting my own company back in 2005. I bought a land development company and golf course in the mountains of North Carolina and have been here ever since. I gave up my interest in the company earlier this summer and am looking for my next business venture. Along the way, I got married (still married to the same lady - don’t know why she puts up with me), had two children (boys) that are grown and well into their careers. So that’s where I have been for the last 42 years. I was in Maryland a few years back and drove by the campus to see all the changes and show my kids where dad went to school. Things looked great and I am glad to hear that Severn is thriving. I still have some family in the area and if I get back up your way, I’ll stop by and say hello.’


Evan Weaver Codd. adopted son of Nick Codd ’69. Photo courtesy of Jeff Katz

Send notes to: Nick Codd P.O. Box 843 Severna Park, MD 21146



1972 Send notes to: John Norton 13 Botany Court Emerald Hills, CA 94062 650-361-8062

1973 Send notes to: Bona Hurst Ellis 513 Point Field Drive Millersville, MD 21108 410-987-3949

1976 Send notes to: Catherine Clarke 104 Castletown Road Lutherville, MD 21093 410-823-7777

1977 News from Joe DiRenzo: “On May 19th, my wife Captain Karen DiRenzo, NC, USN and I watched our son now Ensign Joe DiRenzo IV walk across the stage and receive his diploma at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London CT. A few minutes later Karen, with then USCG Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, handed Joe his commission. As I write this Joe is already underway as the ANAV on CGC VIGILANT a 210’ Medium Endurance cutter home ported in CoCo Beach, Florida. On top of the excitment of graduating from the academy and heading to sea, Joe was also selected for a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2011 he will depart VIGILANT and head to Iceland where he will enter a program that will result in a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Science. He will study hydrogen cell design and its application to cutters. Following completion of his studies Joe is slated to return back to VIGILANT to finish his Deck Watch Officer tour. It was pure joy for both Karen and I to watch Joe enter “the family business.” As for Karen, she is still stationed 26

in Newport, RI as the Director of Nursing and Director of Branch Clinics for Navy Health Clinic New England. In addition, with the current OIC deployed to OEF she is tripled hatted as the Acting OIC of Naval Branch Clinic, Groton where she has run into a few members of the Class of ’82 in both Groton and Newport! Karen has one more year left on the tour. Being in New England has worked well as Joe, and our daughter Lauren (who just finished her freshman year at Mitchell College) were an hour and twenty minutes away from Karen’s apartment in Newport. As for me, with Coast Guard modernization came a small change, I am now the Chief of Operations Analysis at Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Our branch does all the ops reserach work, modeling, simulation and technology interaction with our R&D Center supporting the Commander of Atlantic Area who is a three star. Little bit of change from my former job which was Chief of Operational Planning and Anti-Terrorism Coordination. The new billet is exciting, wonderful people and a challenging environment every day. I get to work with the Navy Labs, and the DHS Academic Centers of Excellence. I am still

Rear Admiral Frank Thorp IV ’77, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the USO

teaching for American Military University online and as an Adjunct at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk.” n The USO has named Rear Admiral Frank Thorp IV (USN ret.) Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. He will be responsible for internal and external communications, brand management and marketing for the USO. Frank is a 25-year communications veteran. As the Navy’s Chief of Information, he served as the senior spokesman for the U.S. Navy, provided strategic communication counsel to Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations and led a global team of more than 2,000 communications professionals. Frank also served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, where he led the Department of Defense strategic communication program. His assignments also include Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as Chief of Media for US Central Command (forward) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Frank’s innovation communications leadership and government relations expertise will be a great asset to the USO.” said Sloan Gibson, President and CEO of the USO. “His commitment as a senior communications professional

will be essential as we move our communications efforts forward.” Frank earned a BS from the US Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Broadcast Journalism from American University in Washington, DC and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. “Returning to serve our people in uniform is an honor and an opportunity of a lifetime, Said Frank. “I look forward to using the skills I received during my 28 year military career to give back to those who serve today.”

1978 Send notes to: Denise Tray Rosson The Boone House Severn School 116 Maple Avenue Severna Park, MD 21146

1979 Send notes to: Kim Corbin Aviles 443 Maryleborn Road Severna Park, MD 21146

1980 Send notes to: Andy Long 7034 Irongate Lane Dallas, TX 75214 214-821-4526

Ham Tyler ’81 finishes up the tough Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 miler.

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Michele Frame Miller sends this in: “It is a small world! I was at a lacrosse tournament in downtown Chicago that my husband was playing in. One of the referee’s came and sat down in the shade on his break. We started talking. We could not believe that the conversation led to Annapolis and then Severn School. He was a graduate of Severn’s 1952 class, Hank Caldwell, Jr. I find so many times in my experiences ties to Severn no matter where I go. It really does give me that feeling when I have encounters like this that I came from a very special place! Thanks Severn!

1981 Send notes to: Stacey Hendricks Manis 211 Mount Oak Place Annapolis, MD 21409 410-349-8822

1982 Send notes to: Tracy Tischer 504 Riverview Ct Annapolis, MD 21401 410-266-4595

This news from Jim Edwards: “Just a quick note to let you know I’m deploying my brigade to Afghanistan at the end of this week. I’ll be “offline” at this email address for the next year. If you want to keep track of us, you

Suzanne Addison Weeks

can check the brigade’s page on Facebook (525th BfSB) or enroll in our virtual Family Readiness Group (vFRG) located at All the best to you! Jim”

1983 Send notes to: Molly Moore Green 123 Hatton Drive Severna Park, MD 21146

1984 Send Notes to: Susan Leonard

1985 Send notes to: Julie Katcef Maseritz 197 Cinnamon Lane Edgewater, MD 21037

1986 Send notes to: Sara Tabasi Toomey 150 Longfellow Drive Millersville, MD 21108 410-315-7728

From Ted E. Karatinos: With regret, I report the death of David Streight due to cancer in late June of 2010. David attended Severn in grades 7-8 circa 1982-83. He transferred to Arundel High School and later attended the U.S. Naval Academy. I understand that he embarked on a successful career in the Navy. Recently, he lived with his wife and children in Ashburn, Virginia. Although I have not seen or spoken with David in more than 20 years, I fondly recall him. David excelled both in academics, and in sports. He was an accomplished swimmer. He and I became friends at Severn in the chess club. I am sure that I speak for those Severnites who knew David in saying that he was great guy. I would like to have followed his career after Severn more closely. Based on his personal and professional achievements after

Severn, his star shone brightly. He will be missed. A web site has been erected in his honor, drdavidastreight/homepage.aspx n From Debbie Rothman de Beauchamp: “I am working as Managing Associate General Counsel at WellPoint/ Anthem Blue Cross specializing in health plan transactional issues. My husband Dave and I, and our three children Danielle (6), Nicole (3) and Joshua (3) reside in Santa Monica, California. I’m also having fun attending creative writers workshops with my daughter Danielle.”

JOHN HOLLWAY ’88 introduces his first book, “Killing Time”, which recounts an 18-year odyssey to prove the innocence of John Thompson, a man who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans. In a letter to our alumni department, John tells our readers about “Killing Time” and his time at Severn.

1988 Send notes to: Drew Burns 402 Ben Oaks Dr East Severna Park, MD 21146 410-846-5570 If you missed the article on John Hollway’s first book, Killing Time, The Bridge is delighted to run it again. Unfortunately, it was placed in Class Notes under the class year of ’77! Our apologies, John, and thanks to Nancy Osius for the head’s up.

“I recently published my first book, a non-fiction account of John Thompson, a man sent to death row in Louisiana in 1985 for two crimes he didn’t commit. Less than 4 weeks before his scheduled execution, John’s lawyers discovered evidence that had been buried by the New Orleans DA’s Office (run by Harry Connick, Sr., father of the famous singer) suggesting that John’s claims of innocence might actually be the truth. This led to a dramatic retrial in 2003 that resulted in John’s acquittal on all charges. The story allowed me as a writer to create what I hope is an “intelligent beach read” – something where the twists and turns of the story will keep you turning the pages, but the underlying material will make readers stop and think about the trust we give our prosecutors, the role of the death penalty in our society, and what we as a community should do when elected officials act improperly. These issues are so well defined that the US Supreme Court will be considering them in October, as they hear argument on John’s civil case against the City of New Orleans. The first person that I remember who thought that I could be a writer was Nancy Osius, my 12th grade English Teacher. I remember that being a unique thing at the time, and it definitely gave me confidence to take something like this project on. Mr. Heslin, Ms. McLaughlin, and Mr. Madden are some of the teachers I haven’t seen or spoken to in years, but I think of them often, and always with a smile and deep affection.” Look for Killing Time at and bookstores everywhere.





Send notes to: Holly Hodson 668 N. Coast Hwy. #408 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-497-8770

Send notes to: Jennifer Molesevich 305 S. Clinton St. Baltimore, MD 21224

1990 Send notes to: Blairlee Sommers Owens 419 Prince George Street Laurel, MD 20707

Blairlee writes: I received an email from Jason Weeks with a picture of his beautiful daughter Addison Suzanne Weeks, who is 14 weeks old in the picture. Congrats to Jason and his wife Renee. Many of us enjoyed meeting Addison at the Reunion. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer. Please send me updates and pictures so that we they can be included in the Bridge. Until next time…”

1991 Send notes to: Heather Clark Piskorowski 4371 Westminster Place Saint Louis MO 63108 or to Matt Sarro 3051 Aberdeen Road Annapolis, MD 21403

Dexter Walker writes: Missy and I have four children now; Mead 9, Lucy 8, Annie 3, Henry 2 and are thoroughly enjoying it!

Ana Grace Karpovich

Meredith Bennett Arnold sends in this news: “Hello all - Just wanted to send along a quick update on my life these days. I finished my MBA in May of this year with a specialty in entrepreneurship from Mt. St. Mary’s, Los Angeles. I’m working on a couple of business ideas, writing business plans, managing a team of account executives, doing some business/marketing consulting, and planning a move from LA some time in the near future with my dog and two cats. I went on an amazing trip to China and Cambodia last year and I’m traveling within the US as much as work and finances allow. My sister is living in Spain now, so hopefully one of my upcoming travels out of the country will involve Spain and possibly Portugal and Morocco. I hope everyone’s doing well! Feel free to add me on Facebook or LinkedIn if you’re on either site!

1993 Send notes to: Dave Sobel 3171 Colchester Brook Lane Fairfax, VA 22031 703-280-2628

Kelly Drennon Karpovich has some good news to share: “We have had a wonderful year. We were excited to welcome our daughter, Ana Grace to the family on August 25, 2009. Ana Grace arrived three weeks early but very healthy at 6 lbs 3 ozs. She has been an extreme joy to be around, even her big brother Nicholas (3) is a fan! My husband Bill and I still love Annapolis and recently moved the family from Eastport to the Downs.”

1994 Send notes to: Michael Calabrese

Mike tells The Bridge: “I ran into a few of my fellow Class of ’94 alumni over the summer at our annual chili cook-off. Here’s a quick brief: Eric Alexander has been enjoying a summer of boating; Scott Singleton’s charter fishing business “Stalker Charters” has happily kept him on the water for the Rockfish season; Chris Grizzell and has been kept busy with his recent move to MetLife home loans; Brian Hill and his wife Julie brought their newborn son Noah to our cook-off, who is great; Amy Hackman Hilliard, Dabney Boye Keith, and Becky Paul were also there with smiles abound! On another note, Caroline Cassidy Fornshell ’95

reports that she, her husband Jon, and son James are moving back to Annapolis! Welcome back Caroline!

1995 Send notes to: Darcy Watt Gurganous 703-327-1089

1996 Send notes to: Erika Huebner 4709 Spring Hill Road Savannah, GA 31404 912-691-1639

1997 Send notes to: Gussie Habeck Melendez

1998 Send notes to: Dan Ericson

Dan sends this update: “I decided to leave my position working at the Department of Justice and accept an offer from the Federal Reserve Board. In late August, I started at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC as a senior attorney in the Legal Division where I will specialize in litigation and enforcement matters. I’m very excited about this new opportunity. I also continue to serve as a professorial lecturer in

Victoria Royer Coley’s ’00 wedding Dan Zambrano ’02 in Petra


FALL 2010

political science at The George Washington University, teaching a course on constitutional law and policy to undergraduates.”

1999 Send notes to: Jennifer Scott 1650 21st Rd. N. Apt 2 Arlington, VA 22209-1160

2000 Send notes to: Jane Friend

Birney ’16. Among the most memorable things were the golf cart procession from the club house to the lake, the 13 piece band, incredible food, and of course walking down the aisle with my Dad to my partner in life. And then honeymooning in Maui!” Helen is teaching kindergarten this year, and Nora has begun a private chef and catering business. They live in Brooklyn, NY.

2002 Tom Denney writes: “I have a new job working in online marketing for Citrix Online (they make GotoMeeting software), moved out to Santa Barbara for training for 3 months, and will be relocating to San Francisco after that. Anyone in the Bay area can look me up.” n Victoria Royer Coley wed Andrew Talmadge Coley on June 26 at the Governor Thomas Bennett House in Charleston South Carolina.

2001 Send notes to: Helen Birney

Helen Birney had a wedding with her partner of 4 years, Nora McCaffrey on August 14th in Onteora, a community in the Catskill region of New York State. “The weather was perfect. We had 7 bridesmaids each, one including my sister, Alaina (Lu)

Send Notes to: Kristi Jobson

An update from Dan Zambrano: “In May of 2009 I graduated from The George Washington University Law School with my J.D., and after sitting for the Maryland Bar Exam I was sworn in as a licensed attorney on December 17, 2009. For the last year I’ve been clerking for the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett of the Circuit Court for Calvert County, who is married to fellow Severn Alumnus Judge Stephen L. Clagett ’65. Serving in the Maryland Judiciary has enhanced my appreciation and understanding of the American Judicial System; and it has also given me a lot to talk about at dinner, as everyday is like a new episode of your favorite legal sitcom/drama. It’s an experience I am grateful for and one that I’ll never forget. As much as I

would love to continue working with Judge Clagett and the rest of the Circuit Court staff, my one-year contract is coming to a close and it will soon be time to move on. Although I have enjoyed living in big cities like Philadelphia, D.C. and L.A., I always knew I wanted to come back to Annapolis. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce that in September of 2010 I will join the Annapolis law firm of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A. as an associate with a focus on Business Law. I hope to use my degree to help people create companies, protect their investments, and achieve their professional dreams. In terms of travel and personal experiences, the last few years have been exciting. I’ve run with the bulls in Spain, learned how to dance the cumbia in Colombia, explored the Ancient City of Petra, and went rock climbing in the desert 30km from the Saudi border. I continue to enjoy flying airplanes, but now that I’ll be working in Annapolis, it’s time to learn how to sail. If anyone needs someone to crew their boat, I can be reached at Daniel.”

is beginning her first year of grad school at the University of Denver for public relations; Keri Houser just finished a internship for the popular fashion label Club Monaco in NYC and is still living and working in the city as are George Broadbin and Sean Quinn. Margaret Reid is living in DC and working for OTJ Architects, Brooks Laufman recently got a job with G&G Outfitters, Brian Phipps is now playing lacrosse for the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Tommy Pitts got engaged, Courtney Byce is working in the Charleston, SC office of Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant, Maggie Morton graduated from USNA and has recently been stationed in Tokyo, Japan.”



Send notes to: Laura Lutkefedder

2004 Send Notes to: Jenn Presswood

2005 Send Notes to: Tyler Williams or Jenessa Del Sesto

2006 Send Notes to: Courtney Dunn

Helen Birney’s ’01 wedding

2007 Send Notes to: Samantha Goldman or Graham Ellison

2008 Send Notes to: Annie Weber or Stephen Sexauer

News on Ben Montgomery from his family: “Ben got involved with engineering by doing his senior project with Signal Systems Corp. which is owned by Larry Riddle (Katherine ’09) and has since worked for them for two summers. He has thus become interested in artificial intelligence and is planning to double major at MIT in two combined majors: Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering.”

Courtney sends in a ton of news! “Chris Hughes is working for Boston Consulting Group out of D.C.; Lauren Benner 29


alumni weekend is may 6th! It’s time to gear up for Alumni Weekend May 6-8, 2011. Our Alumni Association Reunion Committee and Reunion Class Chairs are already hard at work making plans to bring all of you back to Severn for your reunion. We are delighted to announce that the Class of 1990 received the inaugural Admirals Rally Award which will be awarded annually to the alumni class that rallies the highest participation for its Reunion Class Gift. We thank Margot Mohsberg ’90 and her reunion committee who dedicated their time and energy for a robust 20th reunion weekend. A whopping 62 percent of the class participated in its gift effort which was made in memory of fallen classmates Dan Robinson and Erik Kristensen.This achievement will be permanently marked with a special brick on the Alumni Walkway.

Carrie MacVean Grimes ’91 and Susan Tyndall Leonard ’84 are the Alumni Reunion Committee Chairs - ready and willing to help with your reunion planning!

Reunion Committees to date 30 YEAR REUNION Mr. David M. Butler ’81

25 YEAR REUNION Ms. Sallie Luck ’86

20 YEAR REUNION Mrs. Kristin Gillis Long ’91

Some of the highlights of alumni weekend will include:

Mrs. Heather Clark Piskorowski ’91

Friday May 6:

Mrs. Carrie MacVean Grimes ’91

Athletic Hall Fame Induction ceremony Severn vs. St. Mary’s Men’s Varsity Lax

Saturday May 7: Alumni Lacrosse Game Alumni Family Picnic Toast to Teel Reunion Class Dinner Sunday May 8:

Kesmodel-Lindsay Alumni Brunch

Please contact Denise Tray Rosson ’78 if you would like to assist with your reunion effort - or 410-647-7701 ext 2262

Inrch a Se Of HELP! We’re still looking for reunion chairs for class years 1941, ’46, ‘51, ‘56, ‘61, ’66, ‘71 and ‘76 . Please consider volunteering - YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU!


Mrs. Pemra Hemseri Levinson’91

15 YEAR REUNION Ms. Erika Huebner Rollins ’96 Mr. Michael Greer ’96

10 YEAR REUNION Mr. Brady P. Nolan ’01 Mr. Michael E. Bailey ’01

5 YEAR REUNION Ms. Michele Cox ’06 Ms. Julia Deane ’06

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An absolute necessity in the life of the school, our Annual Fund supports current programs and students at Severn in the most immediate sense. Whether it’s support for our national championship sailing team, our Fed Challenge scholars, or an outing to the National Press Club for our budding journalists, the Annual Fund is here to assist. Your support of the Annual Fund is part of a tradition of generous giving by devoted alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff. When you give to the Annual Fund, you join others in being stewards of an educational tradition that is distinctive. Unrestricted operating funds (the Annual Fund) close the gap between what tuition covers and what it actually costs to run the School. We are proud of our traditional educational setting with outstanding teachers who nurture and motivate our students to achieve their very best scholastically, physically, and culturally. We know that Severn School students have been empowered by their dedicated faculty with a lifelong curiosity for learning, and we call on our friends annually to help us continue this significant stewardship. Every gift is important to Severn School, regardless of its size, and we ask everyone to join us in this collective effort. Thank you for your generosity.

Gifts to Severn during the Centennial Campaign 2004-2014 $224,165

Severn has established a series of Annual Fund giving levels to acknowledge the generous support of our donors. Gifts of every size are sincerely appreciated.

Leadership Levels: Headmaster’s Circle Rolland M. Teel Society Honor Roll The Navigators Anchor Society Admiral’s Club Patron Levels: Severn Society Maroon & White Society

July 1, 2009 - June 30. 2010 Total Gifts: $2,493,897


$710,327 $306,994

July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009 Total Gifts: $2,692,667


$635,234 $150,060

$25,000 + $15,000+ $10,000+ $5,000+ $2,500+ $1,000+

$500+ $100+

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008 Total Gifts: $3,358,258


$505,346 $106,100

July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007 Total Gifts: $2,536,991


$587,530 $140,812

July 1, 2005- June 30, 2006 Total Gifts: $1,605,771


$556,370 $64,850

July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005 Total Gifts: $1,155,862





$1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,000,000

Annual Fund



Capital Gifts

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HEADMASTER’S CIRCLE Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust Dr. Bruce S. ‘30 and Katherine D. Old Charitable Remainder Trust Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Owen ROLLAND M. TEEL SOCIETY The Robert Friend Family Michael and Lisa Peelish Kate and Tim Price Family HONOR ROLL Anonymous CAPT Homer N. Allen, USN (Ret) ‘42 John and Gayle Bremer Mr. and Mrs. R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric Kent Holtgrewe ‘73 Tom and Sarah Igler Smart Family Foundation Mrs. James Stine THE NAVIGATORS Alpha Services Sharon M. Barnard and Matthew A. Barnard ‘04 Mr. and Mrs. F. Meade Bell Mike and Nancy Dennin Margie Corwin and Neil Schechter Margaret A. Crabtree Mr.and Mrs. Robert G. Depew Fundraising Fever Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Kimberly Herman Mrs. Eleanor Merrill Katherine and Preben Ostberg Steven R. Schuh ‘78 Carl and Catherine Wagner RADM Edward K. Walker, Jr. ‘50 Denise and Larry Wilbur ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy A. Wilbur, Jr. Scott Wilbur Woody ‘73 and Nancy Wooddell ANCHOR SOCIETY Bret and Nancy Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Baulch, Jr. Scott ‘73 and Peg Burns Mr. Benjamin Cadwalader Beverly and Mike Cauley COL Ron Dabbieri ‘64 Dr. John and Peggy Davliakos The Finlay Family Don and Debbie Hug Peter S. Janney ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Kasey S. Jarosz Dr. and Mrs. Brian S. Kahan Joanne Baulch Mattonen Amy and Tony Olmert Mr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Orr Mr. Cyril Palmer Cheryl and Bob Rabbitt ‘82 Allison and Charles Sacker Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Sentimore Brian and Hsiao Smith

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John and Elaine Soderlund Mrs. Patricia G. Utz Bill Utz David and Laura Watt Robert and Nancy Wolfe ADMIRAL’S CLUB Michael and Cindy Abadie Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Adams, Jr. Admirals Parents’ Association Kimberly C. Aviles ‘79 Dr. and Mrs. Brian P. Bach Chuck and Martha Baldiswieler Mrs. Nancy Barbour Mr. George R. Benson, Jr. The Lex Birney Family Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Bruther ‘81 Paul and Laurie Buhrer Edward and Mary Byrns Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cahouet Jr. Jim, Mary and Jack Carkhuff Debbie Chartier Mrs. Catherine Dea Code and Mr. Kenneth Code Ms. Dana K. Cole Brendan and Laurine Connors Barbara T. Cromwell George T. Cromwell ‘49 John and Linda DeMichiei Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Dengler Molly Driver and Mike DeStefano ‘84 James W. Donnelly CDR and Mrs. Les I. Edgar Austin and Renée Farnham Geoffrey F. Feidelberg and Susan M. Seidler Ginny Flinchum Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Flynn, Jr. Tom ‘78 and Lynne Foard Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Foard The Bedard Family Kay and Bill Franey Beatrice Fuller Joe ‘97 and Kelly Gargagliano Kimberly Selby Gauthier ‘88 Mr. G. Richard Gray and Ms. Kimberley T. von Paris Karen and Peter Guthorn Blair P. Hall ‘47 The Harding Family Catherine Herrick ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hopkins ‘63 Carolyn and David Houck Lance and Allison Flinchum Jaccard ‘85 Kirk ‘87 and Debi Jay Ron and Carol Jones Mr. Carl T. Julio D. Michael and Susan Keenan Robert M. Knowles, M.D. ‘41 Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Kohnken Abigail A. Larkin ‘06 Matt Larkin ‘01 Nicholas E. Larkin ‘03

Leslie and Drew Larkin Andrew Larkin ‘99 Tyler S. Larkin ‘03 The Lasley Family Mrs. Susan Tyndall Leonard ‘84 Chris and Olivia McCleary Cary L. Meredith Jeffrey Mitchell and Joanne Bader Mr. and Mrs. James S. Montgomery Joyce Vallecorse and James A. Nolan ‘62 Mr.and Mrs. James P. Nolan Grover C. Outland III and Melissa Outland The Phipps Family David and Ellen Humphries Ponder Rocky Pratt ‘59 Jennifer and Tom Quinn Larry and Tammy Ray Bobbie Lee and Mike Ritter Drs. Todd and Terry Rosen Jacqueline C. and Robert L. Roth Dr. Sanjiv K. Saini and Dr. Charul P. Saini Drs. Matthew and Maria Scott Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis William and Anne Simmons K. Travers and Barbara J. Stavac Mr. and Mrs. J. Adger Stokes, Jr. Hobart K. and Janis F. Swan Denise and Christopher A. Taylor ‘71 Mr. Bruce F. Thommen and Ms. Ann L. Lamdin Shelly and Ed Trainor Mark and Claire Treanor Caroline Benson Tringali ‘81 The Vogt Family Joseph A. ‘67 and Cynthia E. Walkowski Pam Drain ‘77 and Chris ‘73 Waltjen Jay and Margie Webster Kenneth W. Weir ‘48 Rick and Kathleen Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Marc Williamson ‘80 Dr. and Mrs. Peter Wise Tara Wolfe Brian and Heidi Wood CSM William P. Zimmerman IV (Ret) ‘67 SEVERN SOCIETY Anonymous (2) Bikram Yoga Severna Park,LLC Sharon and Dru Blaszczak James A. Brabham ‘81 Kate ‘81 and Jamie ‘81 Brown Mr. and Mrs. David M. Butler ‘81 Dr. Thomas W. Butler Brad and Kate Callahan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Carter III ‘85 Edgar M. Chase ‘49 April and Bill Clark ‘57 Robin and Ross ‘76 Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Crabtree

Peter and Dianne Cramer Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Davis Craig ‘83 and Christina Decker Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. DeStefano ‘74 Sylvi and Peter Duncan Christopher J. Evans ‘92 John and Susan Evans Peter and Sarah Evans Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Evans Dianne and Charles Feldman John ‘89 and Mary Foard Mr. Jared K. Fulton ‘90 Marie and Bob Garske Beth and Larry Gesner Brian and Kim Hall Alan and Tina Halle William D. Hamilton William W. Hargrave ‘50 Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Hiltabidle Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hilton Jim Hogg ‘52 Dr. and Mrs. Jon A. Hupp Dr. and Mrs. Russell Ellis, Jr. ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Jay ‘84 Erica and Tom Kelly Mr. Gary W. Koch ‘71 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Kunowsky Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Lamon Chris Levey and Amanda Pellar David and Betsy Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Long Nick and Stacey Manis ‘81 Ed and Catherine Masek Lance B. Massey ‘54 Mr. Corey David Mattonen ‘04 Mr. Graham W. Mattonen ‘02 Mr. and Mrs. Ian J. Mattonen ‘98 Dr. and Mrs. Clayton S. McCarl, Jr. Marc and Jane McDaniel Ray and Melissa Mullady J. Blake Nolan ‘95 Jason and Lorie Parrott Peter A.S. Pfeiffer ‘77 Paull H. Phillips ‘62 Carrie ‘95 and David Pizzi ‘95 Angela and Edward Ponatoski Mr. and Mrs. David R. Priddy Barb and French Reese Mr. Daniel S. Repasky and Ms. Jamie A. Lane Phyllis and Robert Richardson Alexander J. Rouse ‘95 Francis and Linda Russell Randy Russell ‘87 Samadnejad Family Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Schaller Jason Scott ‘95 John and Mary Slidell Donald B. ‘48 and Marlene L. Smith Patrick and Brigitte Smith Mr. and Mrs. David J. Sulerzyski George Taler, M.D. ‘67 Toby Taylor


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Bradley and Dianne Thiergartner David L. Thurston Michael and Bobbie Tichenor Rick and Marie Treanor Mr. and Mrs. Philip Vendemmia Mr. Ryan K. Wade ‘90 Mr. Andrew C. Webb ‘92 Debbie and Bert Winchester III MAROON AND WHITE Anonymous (3) James and Glenda Adams Jim Adrian ‘72 Michele and David Allen Jennifer and Tom Alphin Thelma Anderson Anne Arundel Eye Center Molly Arey ‘97 Pamela and Patrick Arey Atlantic Corporate Interiors, Inc. Marc H. Axelbaum ‘89 Steve and Sandy Ayers Mr. John F. Babcock and The Rev. Lori H. Babcock Dr. Mariam M. Bahrami ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. David E. Baines Ann W. Baker Monty Baker ‘59 Tami Baki ‘90 Mrs. Clara Bartholomee Kim Barton Jacqueline A. Baugh Dennis O. Baumgardner ‘64 Charles Bednarik Keith and Claire Behr George N. Benjamin III ‘56 Richard D. Bennett ‘65 Jean Berard K. Scott Bialousz ‘82 Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Bilo Jean Sheftic Bilodeau Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Birney CAPT and Mrs. Gregory R. Blackburn David Blackwood Laurence E. Block ‘61 Elizabeth Rouse Borden ‘83 Dr. James P. Boulier and Dr. Irmina C. Boulier Drew and Madeleine Bowden Jon and Ginny Brassel Ryan Brassel ‘04 Kevin S. Breeden Ra Broaddus ‘65 Paul and Anne Burdett Ian D. and Sheryl Burman Darren ‘82 and Bridget Burns Elizabeth Brewer Butler Peter G. Byrnes, Jr. ‘90 Julian K. Byron ‘55 Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Calabrese Colin and Sherry Vain-Callahan Mr. and Mrs. G. Henry Caple III Elizabeth Mann Carlin ‘74



James E. Carroll ‘57 Holly and Mark ‘83 Carroll Mary Ellen Carsley Reinald and Maribelle Carter Robert M. Caudill ‘46 RADM and Mrs. Karl J. Christoph,Jr. ‘44 Sandy Clark ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon D. Clement ‘81 and ‘85 Walt Clocker ‘80 and Julie Chen Allison Clark Collins ‘95 Pete Cotgreave ‘90 and Robin Atkins ‘90 Dave and Mary Coutts Bill and Laurie Cranmer Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Crawley Lauren Smith and Joseph Creamer Debbie and Bill Creeden Mrs. Lou A. Crist Mr. Christopher B. Crook ‘90 Joan Cunneen Jennifer Campion ‘90 Mr. Eric J. Darden and Ms. Beth G. Meader Richard M. and Nancy Baugh Day Mrs. Jennifer Selby Dean ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Terry Del Prete Roger L. Demler ‘56 William M. Dickerson ‘47 Mr. W. Dudley Dixon, Jr. ‘93 James W. Dodson III ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Julian A. Domenech, Jr. ‘84 Marcie Donnelly Doug Douglas ‘67 Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Dowd Peter D. Eareckson ‘74 Mary C. Egan John Eller ‘58 Mr. Scott F. Engelman ‘90 Dan Ericson ‘98 Dr. Holly Eyler-Yeatman ‘90 Kathleen M. Fegan Nicole M. Feliciano ‘88 Richard Feliciano ‘86 John W. Fisher ‘53 W. G. Fisher, Jr. ‘48 Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey H. Fitzgerald Beverly H. Flanagan ‘80 W. Richard Flower ‘41 Roger and Cheryl Flynn Jeff Ford Dr. Sylvia Foster Blanche D. Frame Tara K. Frame ‘87 Ms. Elizabeth Francis Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Freedlander Joann Presbitero Freedman ‘90 Steve Fromyer ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. John Fry ‘44 Michelle and Peder Garske M. Douglass Gates ‘55 Mary Alice and David J. Gehrdes ‘72 Margaret W. Gellert

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David G. Ghysels ‘47 Mary Ann Gibbons Geoffrey G. Goff ‘75 Bruce Goldman and Jodi Handin Goldman J. Goody ‘60 Al Granger ‘52 William ‘50 and Mary Gray Ernie and Molly Green ‘83 Felicia Sass Greenfield ‘90 Otis C. Gregg, Jr. ‘55 Bill and Norma Griffin Carrie Grimes ‘91 Dr. and Mrs. David E. Grimm Chuck and Sam Hackman Alison Hall and Réal Cipriano Walter and Joyce Hall Mark and Mary Hantske Maria and Jeff Harbeson Mr. and Mrs. William Hastie ‘56 Carolynn and Bruce Hawtin ‘54 Ruhl and Pam Heffner Lauren Poile Heysse ‘97 Ward Hickman ‘68 Rolf ‘90 and Katie ‘92 Hill Steve Hill ‘74 William W. Hill IV ‘71 Rick Hoffman ‘80 Kenneth and Deborah Hoffman COL James F. Hooker, Jr., USA(Ret) ‘44 Chris Hopkinson ‘92 Gerald and Elaine Houck J. Campbell Hough ‘86 Christopher and Maggie Howes Mary Lou Hruska John B. Hudson, Jr. ‘62 Mr. Geoff L. Hughes ‘90 Dan Hunt ‘39 Mr. and Mrs. H. Webster Hurst, Jr. Charles and Patricia Hutchinson Paula and Nick Iliff Susan and Chris Jackson William Jacobs ‘70 The Jaklitsch Family Jack Jerardi ‘60 Jobson Sailing, Inc. Lorraine D. Johnson ‘80 Norwood Johnston II Jack ‘49 and Carol Ann Jones Mr. and Mrs. Palmer S. Jones ‘56 Bonnie and Paul Jorgensen COL and Mrs. Duncan Joy E. Robert Kent, Jr. ‘59 Scott ‘87 and Whitney ‘88 Kerridge Stefan Keydel ‘80 CAPT and Mrs. John D. Kidd, USN (Ret) ‘40 Susan J. and C. Stuart Kiehne ‘79 Arthur G. Killinger ‘61 Craig Knight ‘90 Bunny and Franklin Knipp Bill and Sharon Kraynak Mr. F. William Kuethe, Jr. ‘50 David and Marilyn Kuhl

Kurt W. Kuhn ‘71 Robert T. Kunowsky Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Lagarde Brian and Jane Lantz Annette G. Lasley Dorrie and Bill Laufman David M. Lavine, M.D. ‘64 Pender J. Lazenby ‘68 CAPT and Mrs. Richard D. Lazenby, USN (Ret) ‘38 The League Family Ms. Sarah A. Leeds ‘85 Ron and Melody Lefebvre John Leimkuhler ‘59 Laura M. Lewis James C. Lieber, Jr. ‘62 Christina and Gorton Parker Lindsay, Jr. ‘73 G. M. Bruce Livingston ‘49 Andrew Long ‘80 Spike ‘91 and Kristin ‘91 Long Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Lowndes Bob MacArthur ‘39 Mr. Ryan W. Mack ‘01 Marjie and Bill Mack Ray MacKown ‘68 William B. MacLea ‘50 Heather Sange Mahland ‘88 George and Anastasia Manis A.R. Marani, Inc. Elise Franco Marbury ‘87 Dennis and Gabriela Marchitelli Knar and Armen Mardirossian Maryland United Lacrosse Club, Inc Mr. Peter M. McArdle William D. McAvoy ‘76 Marnell McCarthy ‘90 Vernon McConnell Paula McFarland Brian McGarvey ‘08 David and Diann McGarvey Lisa Richardson McIntyre ‘87 Hope McMichael ‘90 Nicole E. Melograna ‘91 Lisa and Doug Merrill ‘85 Alan Meyer ‘84 Bill and Karen Meyers Steve and Toni Michelsen Gudrun H. Mills Mark Minnig ‘90 Ms. Margot E. Mohsberg ‘90 Sid Mohsberg Richard and Liz Montaner Charles and Bo Moran Heidi and Jake Morgan ‘55 Joni Adrian Morgan ‘75 Mrs. Betsey Morrison Mr. Robert L. Munroe and Ms. Jenny H. Baker Chip and Ellen Murray Jim Myers Janis and Kate Nagy Thomas H. Naylor ‘55 Ken and T. Neighoff

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Jeff Nelligan Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholas Matt Nicholson ‘01 Jim Nixdorff ‘65 Helen and Ken Noble George M. Nutwell III ‘82 Mr. Peter Q. Nyce Mark T. O’Brien ‘72 Ocean State Lacrosse Club, Inc Mr. Andrew W. Odenwald ‘90 Peter S. O’Neill, Esq. ‘77 Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis Natalie Orsini Beth Donald Owen ‘85 Stephen and Barbara Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Ian Robb Patrick ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Pegalis Peggy A. Pfeiffer Burton W. Phelps ‘60 Mr. Stephen P. Phillips ‘74 Thomas and Rhonda Pierce Virginia Jeffries Pillsbury ‘76 Frank and Joan Pipkin Mark J. Pipkin ‘79 Robert B. Pirie ‘50 Heather Clark Piskorowski ‘91 Victor and Beth Plavner Mr. and Mrs. James M. Podoley Mr. Bryson F. Popham ‘69 Mr. Jeffrey J. Popham ‘74 Dave and Frankie Porter Roger Porter ‘90 Edmund L. Potter ‘42 Gregory Field Price ‘02 Rebecca C. Price ‘06 Tim Price ‘84 Warren D. Price ‘98 Rebecca Qualey ‘90 Kevin and Ramona Quinn Edward and Nancy Raftery Reynolds Tavern Kim and Larry Riddle Douglas V. Rigler ‘51 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ritter, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James Roahen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Robinson Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Robison Mrs. Edward Q. Rogers Frank Rogers ‘53 Dr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Rothman Dan and Leisa Russell Dr. Nirmal Saini Michael and Shannon Saldi Mary and Joe Salsich Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sanders Kevin and Donna Schaeffer Matthew S. Schaller ‘80 Kevin Schelenski ‘96 The Schelenski Family A. J. D. Schmidt ‘54 Don and Rande Schneider F. Carl Schwartz ‘90 Stephen Schwarz ‘76

Richard H. Scott ‘47 Bill Sears ‘49 Ritchie Sebeniecher CAPT David E. H. Secrest, USN (Ret) ‘61 Stephen B. Sexauer ‘08 Graham Shafer ‘90 Mrs. Sara Frances Shay Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sheehan, Jr. Dr. Peter and Angela Sheehan Edson and June Sheppard Richard W. Sheppe ‘44 Lisa and John Sherwood Captain and Mrs. Edwin A. Shuman III Meghan and Josh Sims ‘96 Karen Siska Jack Slawson ‘60 Gurney P. Sloan ‘48 Sarah and Gray Smith Garth and Mary Anne ‘83 Smith Rodric M. Smith ‘48 Wayne and Nadia Snyder Kay and Larry Snyder Donald B. Spahr ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stander Betty Cole Staples ‘90 Charles Stevens ‘66 Tom Stevenson ‘65

Joe Stewart ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph S. Stewart Jace and Laura Stirling ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stusek Chris Sullivan ‘80 Surface Specialists Ms. Jennifer D. Swee ‘85 Christen Hutchinson Sweeney ‘86 Target Marketing Group, LLC Dr. James T. Taylor, Jr. ‘53 The Court Treuth Family Daniel and Janet Trimper Peter and Cindy Trozze CAPT and Mrs. Daniel Truax Hamilton F. Tyler ‘81 Ms. Shirley Tyndall Ms. Sharie L. Valerio Gordan Van Hook ‘46 Frances Lyon Van Ness Michael Wagener ‘75 Robert L. Wagner ‘60 Abbott Wainwright ‘53 Mrs. John R. Wales Dexter Walker ‘91 Sharon Wallenstrom Harold L. Walters, Jr. ‘49 Earl and Barbara Wang Bill Warnock and M.C. Rossing


David and Lynne Watson Mr. and Mrs. John M. Watters Mr. Brian M. Weber Aaron and Melinda Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Welch ‘85 John White ‘76 Wiffie Palm Concepts LLC Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wiggins Cathy Merrill Williams ‘87 Court Williams ‘73 Shelly and Adam Williams ‘92 John Willis ‘46 Skip Wilson ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Bertram S. Winchester, Jr. Nancy Maslack Wolf Sim and Currie Wooten Jon J. Yoder ‘76 Stephen A. Ziehm ‘95 Amy Zimmerman ‘82 Eve Zimmerman ‘80 Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz E. Zimmerman Nancy Osius Zimmerman Ned Zimmerman ‘62 SUPPORTERS H. F. Chip Albertson ‘70 Patricia M. Angelino Robert R. Angell ‘75 Mr. Steven A. Ayers Kelly R. Bagby ‘85 Mr. Laurence V. Baldwin ‘50 Chris Baradel ‘87 Jennifer Bass ‘85 Benjamin E. Beavin III ‘76 Ms. Elizabeth A. Bell ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bennett Mr. Michael R. M. Bennett ‘64 Bill Baugh Associates Julianne Steele Bing ‘91 Kristin Blanck John and Mary Jean Bodley Regan Bosch ‘04 Jennifer Hozik Bova ‘90 Wilbur S. Brandenburg, Jr. ‘54 Ms. Leslieanne Turner Brannigan ‘97 Jack and Jo Ann Bresch Mrs. Tanya Kujawa Brogan ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Bud Brylawski Marc Buckley Mr. Richard J. Burrow, Jr. ‘45 Kelly W. Burrows ‘90 Marci Burt ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Calabrese ‘94 Capital Area Golf Tour Cecilia Insley Carey Ms. Amy E. Carlson ‘80 Catherine Hewitt Carper ‘81 Grace Wu Chan ‘92 D. Murray Cheston, IV ‘54 Ms. Lucy Carter Chinea ‘90 George G. Clark ‘52 Hon. and Mrs. Joseph Colaianni Comfort Control, Inc


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Katy Old Cook ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Corckran II ‘63 Ms. Carolyn A. Cosentino Carole and Dick Coss Dick Couch ‘56 Frank Coulter ‘71 Crown Title Corporation Mr. Brian W. Dare ‘90 Wes DeLancey ‘00 Kevin Depew ‘90 Peter L. Dewald Hugh C. Donald ‘60 J. Whitney Donnelly ‘80 Ms. Kathleen Donovan Robert M. Donovan ‘50 James Duncan ‘91 Mr. Louis R. Earle ‘80 Carroll D. Edwards John C. Eldridge, Jr. ‘85 Mr. Graham C. Ellison ‘07 Mr. J. Lyon Ellison ‘03 Dr. David Junkin Erikson, Jr. ‘51 Jerry Fish Mr. Evan M. Fistere Paul Ford ‘00 Margaret Foster Mr. D. Eric Freeman ‘90 Jane Friend ‘00 Sharon Garrott Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gersh Ms. Betty Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goldstein Robert P. and Rae Jean B. Goodman Mr. Richard G. Graham ‘63 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Grimm ‘01 Patrick D. Grimm ‘04 Al and Leigh Gruber Darcy Gurganous ‘95 Dr. William Han ‘90 Megan Hanson ‘80 Meredith B. Hantske ‘01 Robert S. Hantske ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Harries


Mrs. Melissa Hartley ‘90 Robert H. Heller Fred and Ann Hewitt H. W. “Budd” Hickey ‘66 Mrs. Amy Hooper Higginbotham ‘90 Amy Hackman Hilliard ‘94 Josie Hinnegan ‘85 Kylen Hopkins Holland ‘01 Pamela Butler Hollett ‘85 Mr. Michael L. Houser, Jr. ‘01 Chris Hughes ‘06 Frederick D. Hunt, Jr. Bruce D. Hunter ‘68 Todd B. Hutchinson ‘85 Mrs. Janet Johnson ‘90 Earl F. Junghans ‘55 Marjorie M. Kade Mr. and Mrs. F. Johnson Kappel Robert Kennedy Jeanne Wertz Kerridge PJ Kesmodel, Jr. ‘61 Howard Knipp ‘74 Ms. Kristyn Kuhn Elizabeth Langbein ‘97 Morton M. Lapides ‘85 and Susan Meredith Lapides ‘84 Philip Robert Livingston, Jr. Michael Long ‘90 Mr. Joseph N. Longton ‘54 Hervey and Loretta Machen Renee Wagner MacSorley ‘85 Joel K. Madden Sarah and Russ Markhovsky Mr. Timothy D. Marsh ‘95 Ms. Julia Maxey COL Jack Mayer, USA(Ret) ‘38 Caitlin C. McCleary ‘04 Shannon H. McDowell ‘68 RADM and Mrs. Robert W. McNitt, USN (Ret) Anne Megargel Mrs. Heather Heine Michaelson ‘90 Monna L. Nabers Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Ned

Mr. and Mrs. Chet Obritski Mr. and Mrs. John Officer Blairlee Meade Owens ‘90 Deniz Ozkok ‘80 Mr. Scott S. Parker ‘00 Will Passano ‘74 Mrs. Allison Tate Pastine ‘90 Daniel C. Peck ‘68 Pfizer Foundation Mr. Michael V. Phillips ‘59 Amy Pickering Corby Hancock Pine Kevin Poling ‘74 Cdr. and Mrs. Albert S. Polk III Ben Polk ‘90 Darby L. Pollock ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Myrlon F. Pressly Mr. and Mrs. Nelson A. Pyle Jr. Mr. Gregory A. Quinn ‘07 Jeffrey Scott Quinn ‘05 Mrs. Kimberly Piotrowski Reaghard ‘90 Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Reed Mrs. Wendy Ratchford Rhoe ‘85 Jeff ‘86 and Jennifer Richard ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Stewart L. Richardson III ‘85 Alison Richmond ‘89 Gray R. Riddick ‘59 Presley M. Rixey ‘46 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Roccograndi, Jr. John and Denise Tray Rosson ‘78 Pete Ryder ‘90 Mr. Douglas Sahmel ‘95 Dr. and Mrs. Reinhardt Sahmel Annie Salsich ‘03 Joe Salsich ‘00 Julia Salsich ‘01 Katherine M. Sanpere ‘96 Francesca Dougherty Schinnerer ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Rolf C. Schou Mary Ellen Olcese and John Scofield Mrs. Priscilla A. Scudder Katy Shelor ‘00

Tom Sheppard ‘87 Kathleen and Ed Sievers Michael E. Sievers ‘94 Thomas Sitzmann Jeff Smith ‘74 Ms. Stephanie E. Sobeck ‘90 Don and Kalla Sparrow Mr. Ronald J. Staines, Jr. ‘00 Jim Stiegler ‘58 Mrs. Allison Lewis Stine ‘90 Ralph Stoll ‘65 R. Highley Thompson ‘88 Thompson, Siegel and Walmsley LLC Andrew E. Tichenor ‘00 Brian Tichenor ‘03 John G. Tillson ‘46 Kimberly Todd ‘78 Jason and Kellie Tysor Dorothy M. Wallace Lisa Warhover ‘90 Rob and Cara Waterhouse ‘90 Karen Watt Sara Morgan Watters ‘06 Ethel O. Weber Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Webster Mr. Jason M. Weeks ‘90 Fred B. Weiss ‘61 Joseph and Barbara Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. White Mr. James J. White Todd and Andi Whiteford Mrs. Allison Graham Williams ‘90 Mrs. Evelyn H. Williard Topper Wilson ‘80 Eric and Jody Witzel Dr. Peter W. Wood ‘46 Tom Worthington Francis D. Wright ‘60 Veronica Wyss ‘90 Mrs. Barbara Yochum George H. Yost and Family Mr. Robert S. Zelko ‘51 Catherine and Thomas Ziehm Craig Zylka ‘90

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RESTRICTED GIFTS RESTRICTED GIFTS Anonymous Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust Mr. George R. Benson, Jr. Jack and Jo Ann Bresch Mr. Frank Cahouet Jr. Debbie and Bill Creeden Austin and Renée Farnham Geoffrey F. Feidelberg and Susan M. Seidler The Robert Friend Family Geoffrey G. Goff Mrs. Bruce S. Old Mr. & Mrs. Lee S. Owen Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Pegalis Rodric M. Smith ‘48 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Stander Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. White EVENT SPONSORSHIP FUND Admiral Cleaners Alpha Services Annapolis Prosthodontic Assoc. Anne Arundel Eye Center Kimberly C. Aviles ‘79 Dr. & Mrs. Brian P. Bach Jacqueline A. Baugh Bikram Yoga Severna Park,LLC Bill Baugh Associates Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Bilo John and Gayle Bremer Paul and Laurie Buhrer Mr. & Mrs. G. Henry Caple III Beverly and Mike Cauley Chesapeake Medical Imaging Mrs. Catherine Dea Code and Mr. Kenneth Code Comfort Control, Inc Brendan and Laurine Connors

Mr. & Mrs. James G. Corckran II Margie Corwin and Neil Schechter Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Crabtree Crown Title Corporation Mr. Eric J. Darden & Ms. Beth G. Meader John and Linda DeMichiei Mike and Nancy Dennin Sylvi and Peter Duncan Geoffrey F. Feidelberg and Susan M. Seidler Floors By Design John ‘89 and Mary Foard Mr. G. Richard Gray & Ms. Kimberley T. von Paris The Harding Family Steve Hill ‘74 Mr. & Mrs. Walter O. Hiltabidle Hopkins & Wayson, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Jon A. Hupp KSJ & Associates Mr. & Mrs. Kasey S. Jarosz Jobson Sailing, Inc. Scott and Whitney Kerridge Mr. Gary W. Koch ‘71 The Lasley Family Mrs. Susan Tyndall Leonard ‘84 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Lowndes A.R. Marani, Inc. Maryland United Lacrosse Club, Inc Ray and Melissa Mullady Amy and Tony Olmert Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis Grover C. Outland III & Melissa Outland Michael and Lisa Peelish David and Ellen Humphries Ponder Mr. & Mrs. David R. Priddy Cheryl and Bob Rabbitt ‘82 Larry and Tammy Ray

Reynolds Tavern Phyllis and Robert Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Ritter, Jr. Allison & Charles Sacker Michael and Shannon Saldi Drs. Matthew and Maria Scott Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Sherwood-Logan & Associates, Inc Lisa Renfro & Jeremy Snow Surface Specialists Synap2it Learning Center Target Marketing Group, LLC David L. Thurston Mrs. Patricia G. Utz Bill Utz Wiffie Palm Concepts LLC Debbie and Bert Winchester III DAVID SNYDER ‘08 MEMORIAL FUND Jacqueline A. Baugh Mark and Mary Hantske Steve and Toni Michelsen ALUMNI WALKWAY Dr. & Mrs. Brian P. Bach Paul and Anne Burdett Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Dowd Joe and Kelly Gargagliano Blair P. Hall Mrs. Susan Tyndall Leonard ‘84 Dennis and Gabriela Marchitelli Ray and Melissa Mullady Mr. & Mrs. Glenn L. Orr Frank and Joan Pipkin Mr. Jeffrey J. Popham Shelly and Ed Trainor Court Williams

ATHLETICS Admirals Parents’ Association Atlantic Corporate Interiors, Inc. Mr. John F. Babcock & The Rev. Lori H. Babcock The Bedard Family Sharon and Dru Blaszczak Kate ‘81 and Jamie ‘81 Brown Capital Area Golf Tour Beverly and Mike Cauley Robin and Ross ‘76 Cohen Peter and Dianne Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. DeStefano ‘74 Tom ‘78 and Lynne Foard Fundraising Fever Ms. Betty Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Herbert C. Harries Catherine Herrick Fred and Ann Hewitt Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Lamon Nick and Stacey Manis ‘81 Dennis and Gabriela Marchitelli Mr. Peter M. McArdle Mr. & Mrs. Chet Obritski Amy and Tony Olmert Mr. & Mrs. James M. Podoley Mr. & Mrs. David R. Priddy Mr. Daniel S. Repasky & Ms. Jamie A. Lane Allison & Charles Sacker Kay and Larry Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Sam Stusek Bill Utz Patti Utz Brian and Heidi Wood CSM William P. Zimmerman IV (Ret) ‘67


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General Endowment

Edward A. St. John Foundation

Brian and Harriet Adam, Jessica, Anastasia & Elizabeth Don and Nancy Allen Dr.and Mrs. Brian P. Bach VADM John A. Baldwin, USN (Ret) Kelly and Sheree Bosch Bjornerud Mrs. Sandra D. Bruther Barbara and Bruce Burns ‘61 Mrs. Catherine Dea Code and Mr. Kenneth Code Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Dengler Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. DeStefano ‘74 Elizabeth, Paul and Liza Bart ‘12 Dolan The Finlay Family W. G. Fisher, Jr. Arthur and Toni Gibbons Gilmor Family Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Lagarde Patty and Stephen McManus Jamie McNealey ‘87 Mr. C. Jason Moran ‘92 Mr. Robert L. Munroe and Ms. Jenny H. Baker Patrick and Valarie O’Malley Stephen and Barbara Palmer Robert B. Pirie Sabrina and Stephen Rabbitt Mr. Daniel S. Repasky and Ms. Jamie A. Lane Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ritter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Sentimore Lisa Renfro and Jeremy Snow Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Urie Shelly and Adam Williams Mr. and Mrs. Marc Williamson ‘80 Dr. and Mrs. Young Joo Youn

Joseph and Cheryl Gargagliano Mr. & Mrs. Trevor M. Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Yake, Matthew Yake ‘01 & R. Davis Yake ‘04

$100,000 Mr. Gary W. Koch ‘71 $50,000-$99,999 Dr. Robert G. Graw, Jr. Ms. Carole M. Graw $25,000-$49,999 Admirals Parents’ Association Katherine and Preben Ostberg Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Owen Kate and Tim Price Family Mrs. Patricia G. Utz Bill Utz $10,000-$24,999 Val Bauer John and Gayle Bremer Debbie Chartier Mr. and Mrs. James G. Corckran II Margie Corwin and Neil Schechter Mike and Nancy Dennin Colleen and Harold Hughes Family Scott and Martha Kirkley Cheryl and Bob Rabbitt ‘82 $5,000-$9,999 Scott and Peg Burns Beverly and Mike Cauley Molly Driver and Mike DeStefano ‘84 Dr. Sanjiv K. Saini and Dr. Charul P. Saini John and Mary Slidell Debbie and Bert Winchester III $2,500-$4,999 Robert ‘80 and Becky ‘85 Bontempo Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas T. Exarhakis Tom ‘78 and Lynne Foard Mr. and Mrs. J. Adger Stokes, Jr. David and Lynne Watson

$500-$999 Darren ‘83 and Bridget Burns Kevin and Donna Schaeffer $1.00-$499 Peter L. Dewald Miss Sarah J. Dunaway ‘02 Fred and Ann Hewitt Cdr. Carl H. Sanders, Jr.

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David Astle Memorial Endowment Fund Mr. Charles C. Astle Ms. Joyce H. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Mark F. Moran Andrew Brereton Carter Financial Aid Ann and Tom Carter ‘54 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Carter III ‘85 William Gellert Financial Aid Endowment Ms. Eunice Evans Margaret W. Gellert Chris and Donna Maher Smart Family Endowment Fund Mr. & Mrs. R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric Smart Family Foundation Edwin Malloy Jr Charitable Trust Endowment Fund Edwin Malloy Jr Charitable Trust The Caroline and Katherine Benson Scholarship Fund Estate of Patricia R. Benson

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Dr. Bruce Old ’30 and his wife Bunny established a very generous Charitable Remainder Trust for Severn School in 1995. They both received income for life from the Trust and then Severn, the charitable beneficiary, received the “remainder” of this generous gift recently, because unfortunately both Bruce and Bunny have now passed away. Below is an excerpt from a letter by Bruce in 1938 which clearly shows his friendship with and love of Mr. Teel, the reason he gave for establishing the Old Family Trust. Dear Mr. Teel, Thank you very much for your letter of Oct. 12th… I would have answered it much sooner but was very busy. You see, I was becoming engaged to the loveliest young lady you ever saw!! A very lucky and happy person am I….Her name is Katherine Day, and she is beautiful, attractive, intelligent, and a very talented artist. Soon I hope to get down to see you all….Please remember me to Mrs. Teel and the faculty. Aloha, Bruce” Following is another excerpt from a letter by Bruce, this one to Headmaster Edson Sheppard dated September 26, 1992, after notification that he had been selected as the recipient of the Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award. “My first reaction was to reflect upon the influence Mr. Teel had upon my life. I was privileged to attend Severn when he was in charge. Under his leadership the school provided me with a sound basic education which permitted me to gain the maximum benefit from my eight years spent in university and graduate school studies, leading to a doctorate. It is not possible to overemphasize the importance of establishing during the formative high school years a solid knowledge base upon which to build. The Severn base included integrity as well as learning. I trust you will convey to the Severn Alumni Association and the Board of Trustees my deep appreciation for the honor they have bestowed upon me. It is my belief that Mr. Teel is smiling somewhat incredulously at their choice…thank you, Mr. Teel, for your inspiration! Sincerely, Bruce”

Bunny and Bruce Old ’30

Joining the Severn 1914 Society is a beautiful way to do that and give back to the community that gave you so much. It’s so simple yet so beneficial to include Severn School in your estate plans and/or in your will. Call the Development office at 410647-7700 to discuss the assorted financial tools that are available to make a planned gift to Severn. Today, there are many options and creative ways that can benefit all involved and continue your legacy at Severn.

Establishing a CRT is but one way to include Severn in your estate plans

Anonymous (8) CAPT Robert N. Adrian, SR. USN (Ret.) Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen V. Ayers Mrs. Betty C. Bannat George Benson Patricia R. Benson* Mr. John Drew Betz ‘37* LTC Jesse E. Blackwell, USA(Ret) ‘51* Mr. Theodore R. Bonwit ‘49 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Burns ‘61 Mr. Hammond S. Carr* John D. Clithero ‘44 Mr. & Mrs. George T. Cromwell, Jr. ‘49 Dr. Walter S. DeLany, Jr. ‘39* Mr. & Mrs. James W. Donnelly Ms. Mary C. Egan Charles J. & Dianne W. Feldman Mr. Alester G. Furman III ‘35* Mr. Nicholas Goldsborough ‘52 Otis C. Gregg, Jr. ‘55 Mr. Roger Wolcott Hall ‘37* Edward A Hannegan ‘24* Mr. John K. Hopkins ‘63 Mr. H. Craig Hubbard ‘63* Lorraine D. Johnson ‘80 Glendon and Palmer Jones ‘56 BG & Mrs. James H. Keller, USA(Ret) ‘35 Mr. & Mrs. L. Warren Klauer ‘38* Ray MacKown ‘68 CDR Edwin Malloy, Jr., USN (Ret) ‘36* Mr. E. Thomas Massey* Ms. Jessica Hay McCarthy ‘85 Mr. Christopher R. McCleary Mr. Robert W. McCormick ‘25* James and Wendy McIntyre Mrs. Patricia S. McManus Mr. Stephens F. Millard ‘51 CDR Frank A. Munroe, USN(Ret) ‘47 Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Scott Old ‘30* Mr. Peter A.S. Pfeiffer ‘77 Paull H. Phillips ‘62 Thomas and Rhonda Pierce Mr. & Mrs. Richard Raab in honor of Lane Raab ‘68 Mr. Stephen C. Rabbitt ‘83 Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Slanker, Jr. ‘49 Dr. Jay J. Stewart Mrs. Sophia Stone* Mrs. Anne Reeder Teel* Dr. William N. Thomas, Jr. Caroline Benson Tringali ‘81 RADM Edward K. Walker, Jr. Mr. Harold L. Walters, Jr. ‘49 Dr. Lesley A. Ward Mrs. Marion J. Ward Patricia and Marc Williamson ‘80 Mr. William A. Winston ‘63 Mr. Francis D. Wright III CSM William P. Zimmerman IV (Ret) * deceased


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CONSECUTIVE GIVING DONORS OF 20 YEARS OR MORE Admirals Parents’ Association Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Allen* Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust Mr. Dennis O. Baumgardner Mr. Laurence E. Block Mrs. Elizabeth Rouse Borden Dr. & Mrs. Ian Dale Burman Mr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Burns ‘61* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Carter, Jr. Mr. Richard A. Couch Mr. J. Whitney Donnelly Mr. John C. Eller Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Feldman* Mr. John W. Fisher Min. Couns. John C. Fry, USA(Ret) Mrs. Margaret W. Gellert Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Gray Mr. Bruce A. Hawtin FAIA Mr. William W. Hill IV Mr. & Mrs. John K. Hopkins* CAPT Daniel Hunt, Jr. Mr. J. Kirk Jay Mr. & Mrs. John M. Jones Mr. & Mrs. H. Franklin Knipp, Jr. COL Jack Mayer, USA(Ret) RADM Robert W. McNitt, USN(Ret) Mr. James A. Nolan & Ms. Joyce Vallecorse Mr. & Mrs. James P. Nolan Mr. Mark T. O’Brien Mr. Paull H. Phillips* Mr. & Mrs. Edson P. Sheppard, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John R. Sherwood III Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Sievers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John B. Slidell Mr. Gurney P. Sloan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph S. Stewart Dr. James T. Taylor CAPT John G. Tillson, USN (Ret) Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton F. Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Walkowski, Jr. Mr. Frederick B. Weiss Mrs. Evelyn H. Williard DONORS OF 15 YEARS OR MORE Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Alphin, Jr. Dr. Jacqueline A. Baugh & Mr. William C. Baugh Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Bennett Mrs. Cecilia Insley Carey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Carter III ‘85 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Creeden Mr. Michael K. DeStefano ‘84 & Ms. Molly Driver Mr. & Mrs. James W. Donnelly* Dr. David Junkin Erikson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John J. Evans, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Foard Mr. Jeffrey P. Ford COL & Mrs. Howard S. Freedlander Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Gruber Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Guthorn Mr. Blair P. Hall, Esq.


COL James F. Hooker, Jr., USA(Ret) Mr. & Mrs. John Hruska Mr. & Mrs. H. Webster Hurst, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Stuart Kiehne ‘79 Mr. & Mrs. Scott Kirkley Mr. Gary W. Koch ‘71 Mr. F. William Kuethe, Jr. Ms. Kristyn Kuhn Mr. Kurt W. Kuhn Mr. James C. Lieber, Jr. Col G. M. B. Livingston, USMC (Ret) Mr. & Mrs. Hervey G. Machen III Mr. & Mrs. William P. Mack, Jr. Mrs. Joanne Baulch Mattonen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McManus Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Ned Mr. William M. Passano III Mrs. Peggy A. Pfeiffer Mrs. Heather Clark Piskorowski Mr. & Mrs. Timothy F. Price Dr. & Mrs. James O. Roahen Brig Gen F. D. Rogers, Jr., USAF(Ret) Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Salsich MajGen Joseph D. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. J. Adger Stokes, Jr. Mr. Highley Thompson & Ms. Anne Benjamin RADM Edward K. Walker, Jr., USN(Ret.)* Mr. Harold L. Walters, Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Christopher N. Waltjen Mr. Francis E. Wilson, Jr. DONORS OF 10 YEARS OR MORE Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Astle Mrs. Kimberly C. Aviles, Esq. ‘79 VADM & Mrs. John A. Baldwin Mr. K. Scott Bialousz ‘82 Mr. & Mrs. F. Meade Bell Mr. & Mrs. George N. Benjamin III Mr. W. Scott Burns ‘73 and Mrs. Margaret O’Connor

Ms. Elizabeth B. Butler Mr. Benjamin Cadwalader Benjamin & Cathy Hewitt ‘81 Carper Mr. Robert M. Caudill Mrs. Allison Clark Collins Ms. Marjorie Corwin & Mr. Neil J. Schechter Mr. Frank J. Coulter, Jr. Mr. William M. Dickerson Mr. Peter D. Eareckson Dr. Russell L. Ellis, Jr. & Mrs. Bona Hurst-Ellis ‘73 Mr. Christopher J. Evans Mr. & Mrs. William Franey Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Friend Ms. Catherine M. Herrick ‘86 Mr. & Mrs. R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Gibbons III Lawrance P. & Allison ‘85 Jaccard Mr. William F. Jacobs Mr. Palmer S. Jones* Mrs. Jeanne Wertz Kerridge CAPT John D. Kidd, USN (Ret) ‘40 Mr. & Mrs. David Kuhl Mr. & Mrs. R. Andrew Larkin, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas T. Iliff Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Long Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Masek Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Clayton S. McCarl, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Vernon McConnell Mrs. Eleanor Merrill Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Michelsen Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Moran Mr. & Mrs. Raymond G. Mullady, Jr. Mr. J. Blake Nolan ‘95 Mr. Daniel C. Peck Mr. David V. Pizzi & Dr. Catherine Cole Pizzi CDR Robert B. Pirie, Jr., USN (Ret.) Dr. & Mrs. Victor M. Plavner Mr. David A. Ponder & Ms. Ellen Humphries Ponder Mr. Edmund L. Potter Mr. & Mrs. Kevin B. Quinn Mr. John Rosson & Mrs. Denise Tray Rosson ‘78 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Roth Mr. Joseph K. Salsich ‘00 Mr. Steven R. Schuh ‘78 Mrs. Priscilla A. Scudder Mr. Michael E. Sievers Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Sparrow, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Tichenor Ms. Frances Lyon Van Ness Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy A. Wilbur, Jr. Mr. E. Marcellus Williamson ‘81* Mr. & Mrs. Bertram S. Winchester III Mrs. Nancy Maslack Wolf Mr. & Mrs. Simeon F. Wooten III Mr. Francis D. Wright III* Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Yake Mr. Robert S. Zelko * designates a member of the 1914 Society

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WAYS TO GIVE CASH GIFTS Most gifts to Severn School are in the form of cash, the most convenient way of giving. Such gifts are tax deductible and are vital to the support of Severn School’s annual, capital and endowment needs. Credit cards (Master Card, Visa and American Express) are accepted. Mail your contributions to: Severn School The Boone House 116 Maple Avenue, Severna Park, MD 21146. You may also call Holly Carroll at 410-647-7701 x 2259 or go to to make an online gift. SECURITIES Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are exempt from capital gains taxes. If the securities have been owned for more than one year, a gift of these assets can provide the donor with a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the security. Securities can be electronically transferred by your broker to Severn School’s brokerage account (see information below). MAKING GIFTS OF STOCK Electronic transfer is the easiest method for stock transfer because your gift is valued on the day you transfer it. The value of your gift is determined by the average of the high/low price of your stock on the day of transfer. The toll-free number for our account at Citigroup, Smith Barney is 1-800-638-9165. Our broker is J. Kirk Jay ‘87. Our account # 58E-084491156Y and the ‘DTC” transfer number is 0418. Please call Kirk Jay or Mary Salsich at 410-647-7701 x 2261 or email at Severn if you have any questions or to notify them if you transfer a gift. You can also send us unsigned stock certificates via certified mail. However, the related stock power must be guaranteed by a bank officer or investment broker and be sent to Severn School in a separate envelope. GIFTS IN MEMORY OR TO HONOR Each year Severn receives many gifts in memory of or to honor classmates, parents, teachers, students and friends. When memorial or honoring gifts are received, Severn notifies the family. In some instances, special funds are established which may become capital or endowed funds. LIFE INCOME GIFTS Gifts of appreciated property can generate income for you with positive tax benefits. One example is the formation of a charitable remainder trust. BEQUESTS Every member of the Severn School community should have an up-to-date will. We hope you will consider Severn School as one of your beneficiaries. Some people specify an amount, some a percentage of their estate. All bequests are sincerely appreciated. If you let us know, you are then a member of the Severn School 1914 Society. LIFE INSURANCE Should you have a life insurance policy that has outlived its original purposes, you might consider putting the money to work for Severn School. You can amend the existing policy so that Severn School is the beneficiary. GIFTS-IN-KIND Artwork, antiques, computer equipment, books, tickets for theatrical and sporting events, and valued collections currently qualify for charitable deductions when their use relates to the education Severn School provides. We welcome inquiries about such gifts. MATCHING GIFTS Call your personnel office to find out if your company will double or even triple your donation to Severn School. More than 500 companies match gifts to independent schools.

There are many ways to make a gift to Severn. Please discuss the best approach for you with your tax advisor or contact Severn’s Advancement Office, 410-647-7700 if you have any questions or would like to have a conversation. 41

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2009-2010 SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS (unaudited)

REVENUE: Tuition and Other Fees Annual Fund Gifts Investments Auxiliary Summer Programs

$12,470,730 712,627 117,413 200,212 110,924





Student Instruction and Support General Administrative Financial Aid Physical Plant Reserve, Tech and Capital Expenditures Debt Service Summer Programs

$5,784,715 3,985,555 1,676,546 876,260 516,455 646,644 125,731



2009-2010 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mrs. Pamela Hoehn-Saric, Chair Mr. John R. Soderlund, Vice Chair Mrs. Marjorie A. Corwin, Secretary Mr. Michael K. DeStefano ’84, Treasurer Mrs. Kimberly Corbin Aviles ’79 Mr. John S. Bremer Mrs. Carolyn D. Crawley Mr. Raymond J. Herman Mr. Donald R. Hug Mr. Gorton Parker (G.P.) Lindsay ’73 Mr. Christopher R. McCleary Mr. James A. Nolan ’62 Mrs. Margaret O’Connor Mr. Lee S. Owen Mr. Wilson H. Phipps ’74 Mr. Robert W. Rabbitt ’82 Mr. Robert L. Roth Mr. Steven R. Schuh ’78 Mrs. Mary Sentimore Mr. J. Adger Stokes. Jr., Immediate Past Chair Mr. Christopher A. Taylor ’71 Mr. William F. Utz Mrs. Pamela Drain Waltjen ’77 Mr. E. Marc Williamson ’80 Mrs. Nancy J. Wooddell Mrs. Liz Mann Carlin ’74, Asst. Secretary Mr. Terry Del Prete, Asst. Treasurer HONORARY TRUSTEES Mr. Thomas L. Carter ’53 Mr. H. Franklin Knipp, Jr.


RIVER CLASSIC Severn vs. St. Mary’s Football - 7 pm AWAY - St. Mary’s Turf @ St. John Neumann Church 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis

November 6

BULL ROAST the first-ever APA Athletic Committee sponsored Bull Roast social! Visit for more information

November 12

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION & INDUCTION OF THE 2010 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS, MajGen Joseph D. Stewart ’60, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Edward St. John Athletic Center - 10 am -see pg. 19 for more on MajGen Stewart

November 17



featuring Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down - see pg. 7 for details


May 6

ALUMNI WEEKEND! MISSION Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to develop the lasting desire to serve and achieve. We believe this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities and where each student is known and valued.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT In support of the mission of Severn School, we seek to create and sustain a thriving, diverse community in which human differences are understood, respected, and seen as vital reflections of our larger society and world. As a community of learners, we value human diversity as a rich, living educational resource for fulfillment of our mission. Our diverse community includes (but is not limited to) the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, religion, physical ability, and sexual orientation.

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Photo of Senator John Astle (David ’92) by Mia Katz ’10 is part of her Fellows Character Project. Senator Astle hosts the Astle Lecture series on November 17 which will feature guest speaker Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down. (see p. 7)

The Bridge Fall 2010