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The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s A Ride of a Lifetime Passion for Hockey Medtronic Connections


We are ALL IN at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Late last spring, Mindpower, a strategic marketing firm specializing in education, created a branding campaign that revolved around the concept of ALL IN. They wrote a statement that summarizes the SSM they came to appreciate through their intensive listening and thinking about our School. Late nights, early mornings, hours of dedication, the pursuit of your passion. At Shattuck-St. Mary’s, we know what it takes to be the best. That’s why we give you our best – from facilities and technology to the finest teachers, mentors, and coaches. We support all journeys and nurture all faith traditions. We welcome all talents, all dreams, all the way. We are all in.

We felt this “brand statement” really captured who we are and since last spring we have been building our portfolio of new promotion materials, school ads, and even fun hats and jackets in the School Store. And our students came up with an exuberant “ALL IN” cheer that they roll out at hockey games. We created a new website for SSM based on the ALL IN brand. It launched on February 5, 2015. We hope you will visit us at soon.




Editor: Amy Wolf • • 507.333.1585 Design: Kari Tobin Contributing Writers: Nick Stoneman, Lonnie Schroeder, Clay Paciorek, Al Daniel ’07, Heather Suffron ’93, Amy Wolf,



Photography: Steve Jones ’73,Clay Paciorek, Lonnie Schroeder, Paul Swenson Photography, Kari Tobin, Johnnie Walker, Amy Wolf, Brandon Stengel, Class Notes: Kim Bakken, Fr. Henry Doyle Cover Photo: The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary's photo taken by Brandon Stengel, Our Mission We are a global learning community that honors tradition while embracing innovation. By cultivating creative, independent thinking, we foster the transformation of our students to become citizens of integrity for an ever-changing world. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School community, with its strong commitment to protecting human rights and dignity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin in its admissions or financial aid, the administration of its educational, athletic, or other school programs, or its employment practices. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School P.O. Box 218 • 1000 Shumway Avenue Faribault, MN 55021 • 888.729.4946

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26 The Inn Opens Its Doors

4 Giving Back

28 The BioScience Program and Medtronic

Nick Stoneman reflects on the courage of those who established SSM and how that quality still is part of our DNA today.

The Inn was dedicated in October and opened its doors for business in December 2014.

A profile of Harold Garrett Thornburg, Jr. ’64 who was named Shattuck-St. Mary’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.

BioScience students were given several outstanding opportunities to interact with Medtronic professionals during February.

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Al Daniel '07 writes about how our former Sabres are pursuing their next frontier and are combining their hockey knowledge and educational prowess as college coaches.

17 From the Pacific to the Atlantic Clay Paciorek chronicles the epic trek of Dave Farmer ’63 who dreamed about riding across the United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.

20 One-Woman Adventure

Learn more about a final resting place at Shattuck-St. Mary's a place you once called "home."

32 SSM Theatrical Productions

Hamlet was staged in the fall followed by a lighter winter comedy.

34 Alumni Events

We share photos of gatherings in Denver and San Francisco.

40 School News

In 2013, shortly after her 20-year reunion at SSM, Heather Suffron ’93 quit her job, packed her bags, and headed off on an adventure.

Interesting tidbits about life inside the Arch

24 Family Weekends

Remembering those who have died and celebrating classmate news

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A reflection from SSM President Nick Stoneman

COURAGE. It is difficult to imagine where our world would be today in its absence. And while we can think about it in a global context and how it has shaped our society, it is with an eye toward its presence in our School over our long history that warrants attention.

1862. The Dakota Conflict has just ended. The white settlers are determined to have justice served and mete out punishment through the public hanging of dozens of Sioux warriors. In the midst of it all, there is a voice calling for fairness and calm amongst the turbulence and rancor, a voice that cares not for one man over another but for there to be love, kindness, and forgiveness across all humanity. One can only imagine how controversial and unpopular this position must have been, one that could have been life threatening to anyone having and sharing this view. But, Bishop Whipple did not hesitate, choosing instead to draw from his relationship with President Lincoln to see that 264 of the Sioux warriors did not hang—an effort that took enormous courage and is still talked about today. This is the earliest known photo of Henry Benjamin Whipple as Bishop of Minnesota.


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THIS IS OUR HERITAGE. Whipple, Breck and our other founders came from the East into what was then the Western Territory and, over many years, had the fortitude to see a school emerge, one that would grow and develop and evolve to the remarkable place we are today. That courage and fortitude has not dissipated. It has not dwindled and gone asunder. We continue to drink from the The possibilities well of potential, heartened by now available the example of those who have for our students gone before us. Our teachers are in fact leading the nation in the seem boundless. work they have done exploring, fostering, and launching an educational model unlike any other. They have not accepted the status quo but have instead chosen to face head on the discomfort of change and growth. They too have served as pioneers moving ahead—in the frontiers of education, all the while assuring that our students are engaged, challenged and cared for, as they have been for so many generations.



s I can picture the young lady who designed, sewed and proudly wore her stunning dress to her Senior Prom—and received accolades as she spun her many twirls across the dance floor. s I can still hear the words of a senior, some years ago, who in his senior speech shared with emotion how much he loved and missed his grandfather, a sharing which spoke volumes about his strength of character, and about how safe and supported he felt before the audience of over 300 people. s I think of the students who, of their own accord, formed and led for the first time in the School’s history, our chapter of the LGBT—and hosted weekly gatherings, open to all, throughout the year. It remains an important part of our community today. s And I can’t forget the 5th grader who after discovering our website, flew with her parents to Minnesota to visit our campus, and persuaded them to allow her to enroll as a sixth grade boarder.

Their exploring of the educational horizon has led to a remarkable discovery—a wonderful thing called “time.” Through forging our blended learning model over the last six years, a model that has caused many to reach within to find the professional bravery to adapt, grow and evolve, our teachers have not only furthered the existing academic program but have opened up the school day to our students in an unprecedented manner. The possibilities now available for our students seem boundless. Internships, independent studies, weCreate immersion, expanded service learning, global travel and research are just scratching the surface of potential, all in addition to our rigorous academic program. But here comes that word courage again. Is it not easier for a student to sit in a classroom each day and await a bell to ring to see what to do next? Do today’s students have the fortitude to not just dip a toe but instead truly dive into what lays before them and mine the possibilities that are now there waiting to become meaningful realities? We believe that, in time and with clear support and guidance, our students will not only engage, they will amaze us with “the places they will go.”

WHY DO WE KNOW THIS? s I am reminded of the Boys Prep player who, in response to his mother’s expectation auditioned in the spring of his senior year for a part in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was cast as the male lead—and nailed it.

COURAGE IS IN OUR DNA. It is what enables us to create change, to offer opportunity, to foster discoverers and pioneers, to make brighter tomorrows because we question what is, and ask what it can be. It is in the “asking” that hope and those better tomorrows can flourish. Our students see this modeled, and model it for us. And, as graduates we hope—no, we expect—that they will tend to these seeds of courage planted today, taking deeper form over time, providing each graduate with the strength to challenge, offer, and, most importantly, act. Could Bishop Whipple ask for anything more?

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SSM Board of Trustees Chair Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62 presents Garrett Thornburg ’64 with the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Hanging in his office are Garrett’s Cum Laude Society certificate and his Shattuck School diploma.


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Harold Garrett Thornburg, Jr. ’64 was named Shattuck-St. Mary’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus and was recognized in absentia during Reunion Weekend last June. The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given to a person who has achieved recognition in his or her profession and has supported Shattuck-St. Mary’s along the way. In Garrett’s case, he founded Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. in 1982 in Santa Fe and has joined his spouse, Catherine Oppenheimer, in making impactful and lasting contributions to Santa Fe and New Mexico. Additionally, Garrett established the Dr. Sidney W. Goldsmith, Jr. Scholarship in 2008, which directly supports the families of enrolled students who experience unexpected financial hardship and honors the man who ensured the continuation of his three-year Shattuck School experience. SSM Board of Trustees Chair Abby Humphrey ’62 and Director of Marketing and Communications Amy Wolf visited Garrett last September in Santa Fe to present his award and to learn more about his life and how his Shattuck School experience influenced him. They were also curious about what drives Garrett to pursue a strong philosophy of giving back not only to Shattuck-St. Mary’s, but also to his adopted state of New Mexico. As you walk into Garrett Thornburg’s office, your eyes are quickly drawn to the panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains surrounding Santa Fe. If you turn towards his desk, there is a narrow wall that appears to have been created for a special purpose. Like a pyramid growing from the base, Garrett’s Cum Laude Society certificate, awarded to him on May 11, 1964, holds the foundational position on this wall. Above that – his Shattuck School diploma from June of 1964 hangs proudly. Moving upward, there are his Williams College and Harvard Business School diplomas. The framed documents say a great deal about Garrett Thornburg. One, he values his education. And, secondly, he understands and appreciates Shattuck-St. Mary’s role as a foundation for his future success.

Lakefield to Faribault and Beyond Garrett grew up in the small rural Minnesota town of Lakefield – population 1,700. His older sister, Gail Storlie ’61, attended St. Mary’s

Hall. After Gail’s graduation, her little brother arrived at Shattuck School in the fall of 1961 as a 4th Form student – or 10th grade. Garrett spent three years at Shattuck School, rooming with Dyer Jones ’64 his junior and senior years. Like many students at Shattuck School during 1950s and early 1960s, Garrett held Dr. Goldsmith in high regard. “He was sort of our own James Bond," he remembers. “He was very handsome, very distinguished looking…He was very impressive.” A larger than life persona for many of the students during that era, Dr. Goldsmith helped to guide young Garrett, who had a limited view of college options, and encouraged him to visit his alma mater - Williams College - along with a number of other East Coast schools. Unlike today, with parents closely monitoring their children’s college process, Garrett’s parents had little involvement in his college search. In August of 1963 – in between their junior and senior years, he and Dyer Jones took a memorable two-week road trip in a red Chevrolet Impala Super Sport convertible, working their way down the East Coast visiting colleges. Dyer Jones had this remembrance of the road trip: “We drove east. You can imagine two 17-year-old guys traveling halfway across the country in what today my kids would call a ‘chick magnet.’ We were on a mission.” The mission succeeded with Garrett applying to and being accepted at Williams. W I N T E R 2015


The aesthetically bold and innovative Thornburg campus is Gold LEED certified and is home to the largest solar energy system in New Mexico.

He learned this news at the start of his senior year from Dr. Goldsmith and was told that the only caveat was he would need to maintain his already high GPA. He had longed to move beyond small town life in Minnesota, which motivated him to be a focused student even if that meant sacrificing a more exciting social life. “For me, getting to Shattuck was my chance to get out. Think of where I came from. My father had finished 8th grade. My mother had gone to Mankato State to be a school teacher but couldn’t teach because women couldn’t work once they were married, which is idiotic. Nobody in my family had followed this path. Whatever it was, I knew I wanted to get out and follow a different life, a better life. I never snuck off campus. I never had anything to drink. This was my one chance and that led to Williams. Williams led to Harvard Business School. They all sort of tracked together but that was my opportunity to get out of Lakefield, Minnesota where there were no opportunities and there still aren’t.” With this perspective, the progression of degrees on the brightly lit wall in Garrett Thornburg’s office makes perfect sense.

Thornburg Values With top-notch educational credentials, Garrett’s life has been marked by business achievement. He was a limited partner at Bear, Stearns & 6

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Co in New York before establishing his own investment management business more than 30 years ago. Thornburg Investment Management is headquartered on a picturesque, 100,000 square foot campus just outside of downtown Santa Fe. Garrett oversaw the planning, design, and construction of a stunningly beautiful space that is meant to inspire his employees to “do great and fulfilling work.” The campus is also Gold LEED certified for its energy and water efficient design. Seven “Thornburg Values” are presented along with the company’s vision and mission in print materials and at the company headquarters. One of seven values is “We are community minded – We support philanthropic giving and encourage employee volunteerism.” Garrett has infused his company with a strong culture of giving and looks back to an early mentor at Bear Stearns for inspiration. “At the first partners’ meeting (at Bear Stearns), Alan “Ace” Greenberg, who is this famous character on Wall Street and a brilliant man, said, ‘Okay. Everybody who is here has been incredibly lucky. You are all doing incredibly well. We all have to give back. I personally donate 10% of what I make every year and I expect all of you to do at least 4%.’ And I think he’s given that speech every year. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a hard-nosed businessman. Trust me, this guy was tough. But he said, ‘This is my expectation of you.’ So, I give that speech to my partners every year. I try to copy him on the 10%, which is how my foundation is now $108 million.”

In addition to substantial support for artistic, cultural, and social service non-profit organizations throughout Santa Fe and New Mexico, Thornburg Investment Management also contributes to schools attended by its employees’ children. The firm incentivizes its associates to join boards and contribute significant time as volunteers to their targeted causes. Additionally, a key focus of the Thornburg Foundation has been the support of the National Dance Institute in New Mexico and the New Mexico School for the Arts, founded by Garrett’s spouse, Catherine Oppenheimer. In establishing the New Mexico School for the Arts, their staff visited Shattuck-St. Mary’s to learn more about the blended learning program – a unique collaboration that brought two of Garrett’s worlds together. With an emphasis on research and serving as a gathering point for wide-ranging interest groups and agencies, the Thornburg Foundation has established three key funding priorities: early childhood education, agriculture and food, and election campaign funding. It would not be an understatement to say that the Thornburg Value of being community minded is taken seriously by Garrett and his associates.

Competitive Drive Back when they were high school roommates, Dyer Jones notes that he and “Gary,” as he still calls him, were recognized for their pristine room – first in Whipple and then on Breck’s second floor. “For two years in a row, it was acknowledged we had the ‘best room.’ On Sunday inspection, the white glove treatment – the gloves were still white. I still remember us down on our hands and knees with face cloths scrubbing floors in the room just to get the ribbon for your uniform. Little things like that – the competitive side of things.” Looking back to his time at Shattuck School, Garrett notes the tangible way Dr. Goldsmith influenced his life through his college choice, but also has never forgotten a valuable piece of advice. “I remember walking between classes one day and you get pretty stressed and it’s a lot of hard work and I had my head down and he basically said, ‘Always keep your head up.’ I’m not sure I’ve always been able to follow that advice but I remember it from time to time.”



Vision Statement

“One of the things the foundation can do is convene people… We try to get them all at the table. Get people on the same page – a lot of people doing good stuff.” - Garrett Thornburg

Our vision is to be a trusted partner for our clients and a respected leader in global asset management.

Mission Statement Our mission is to add value with active portfolio management to help our clients reach their long-term financial goals. We achieve this through our investment strategies, adhering to our values and investment principles, and offering employees a challenging and rewarding place to build a career.

Thornburg Values We do the right thing We act with integrity and put our clients first. We think for the long term We engage in thoughtful decision making and believe that investment excellence should drive our decisions. We work together to achieve common goals We show respect and humility towards each other and our clients. We believe in creating a supportive work environment that fosters teamwork, collegiality, and effective communication. We strive for excellence We make the extra effort, practice continuous improvement, and stay flexible to adapt to changing circumstances. We are committed to employees We foster an environment that provides flexibility and opportunity for growth, while also requiring accountability. We are independent We will remain a privately owned, independent firm to ensure that we act in the best interest of our clients and employees. We are community minded We support philanthropic giving and encourage employee volunteerism.

•N  ational Dance Institute in New Mexico and the New Mexico School for the Arts, founded by Catherine Oppenheimer, are significant ongoing initiatives. •E  arly childhood education - Research-based approach to supporting local and state-wide initiatives •A  griculture and food - Focus on restoration of grasslands among other farm-to-table research initiatives •M  oney and politics - Public funding of elections, establishing ethics commissions and a focus on fair and open government •C  ultural, arts, and social service organizations in Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico

HGT Profile Family: M  arried to Catherine Oppenheimer. They have two sons, ages 12 and 14. Garrett has a 35-year-old son from a previous marriage. Passions: Fly fishing, especially on the Pecos River near his Santa Fe home and cycling on Nantucket Island Interesting fact: Garrett started the first skin diving club at Shattuck School. Recent reading: Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik, Cows Save the Planet by Judith Schwartz, and Republic Lost by Lawrence Lessing W I N T E R 2015



by Al Daniel ’07

Ben Barr ’00

Rebecca Ruegsegger Baker ’09

As the unique Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program logs more years and graduates, its dense representation is broadening beyond the professional and international playing ranks. One-time student-athletes pursuing their next frontier are combining their hockey knowledge and educational prowess as college coaches. As of this season, nine alums from graduating classes throughout the 2000s are now on the staffs of NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III and Canadian Inter-university programs: • Ben Barr ’00: assistant coach, Western Michigan University •B  en Eaves ’00: assistant coach/strength and conditioning coach, St. Olaf College • Nick Petraglia ’00: assistant coach, Miami University • Meredith Roth ’00: assistant coach, Providence College • Jerry Hotarek ’04: volunteer assistant coach, Bemidji State University • Jake Anderson ’07: assistant coach, College of the Holy Cross • David Carle ’08: assistant coach, University of Denver •R  ebecca Baker (Ruegsegger) ’09: assistant coach, Bethel University/ goaltending instructor, St. Cloud State University The Arch caught up with each former Sabre, who shared their thoughts on SSM’s lasting influence on their respective career paths, as well as a few insights into the college coaching field. When you look back, can you point to a single person who was a major influence in your hockey career? Barr: “It sounds cliché, but I wouldn’t be doing this interview right now without the support of my parents, Rick ’75 and Debi. They gave me the opportunity to attend SSM at a time when coaches like Andy Murray, J.P. Parisé, Alex Moody and Tom Ward were coaching.” 8

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Eaves: “I was lucky to have coaches, friends and teammates over the years to make the game fun. My brother (Patrick ’02) probably had the biggest influence, as I always had a partner to play one-on-one against, boot hockey in the street, or someone who was my biggest fan.” Petraglia: “I have to give Coach (Andy) Murray a lot of credit. Not only did he teach us the game, but the level of accountability and attention to detail was something that really stuck with me. It was during my junior year at SSM that I knew I wanted to be a coach when my playing career was over. That was because of Coach Murray.” Roth: “I will always point to my family. I have four brothers and a sister; all who were very active and competitive growing up. Those guys, along with my parents, helped shape who I was as an athlete and who I am as a person.” Hotarek: “(At SSM), I was fortunate to have the tutelage of two highly respected individuals: J.P. and Murray Eaves. J.P. was both my coach and academic advisor. He had a major influence in teaching me about the value of strong moral character. Through Coach Eaves’ tough love, I learned more about myself in two years than I ever did before.” Anderson: “My coaches at SSM all stick out. Those years playing for Coaches Stafford, Curwin, Breuer and Ward helped shape my hockey mind. My understanding for the game and the way that I go about my business as a coach is directly related to my time playing for SSM.” Carle: “It was always my older brother (NHL defenseman Matt Carle). I always looked up to him and how he trained and prepared for his seasons. The way the game is these days, you have to specialize early and take a professional approach. He taught me that at a very young age with the work ethic he had and the success he was able to have.” Ruegsegger: “My family. They are the best support system and

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David Carle ’08

always encourage me to be the best I can be. They gave me so many opportunities, taught me about hockey and showed me how the lessons I learned in hockey apply to life.” What role did SSM play in your hockey formation? Barr: “I believe SSM is one of the few places where the game is still in the purest form. There are so many distractions today that can take away from the development of a student-athlete, but SSM has a unique environment that allows the student-athletes to be completely focused athletically and academically.” Eaves: “SSM is unique because kids come for hockey or soccer or figure skating or the arts, but you leave the place not just with the expertise and experience in your chosen field. Rather, you have had this all-encompassing journey of being a part of being a Shad.” Roth: “Having the opportunity to play at SSM with other top skaters in the country really helped me develop my skill level. Having access to ice every day, along with great coaching from Keith Holton and Mike Frankenfield, was paramount for my development.” Carle: “If I did not go to SSM, I would not be involved in hockey anymore. It opened my eyes to many different things. Most importantly, it taught me how to approach the game and how to prepare. It was not just the coaches, but the environment and the culture, from your peers and teammates to the faculty and staff. Excellence is demanded every day.” Why did you choose to pursue college coaching? Barr: “I didn’t think a long pro career was in the cards for me after college, so coaching was the best way to stay in the game. Coach Murray, Coach Ward and Coach Parisé were people I admired as a student-athlete, so I think I aspired to have an impact on the game in

Jerry Hotarek ’04

Jake Anderson ’07

the way that they had an impact on all of us.” Petraglia: “I love the game and wanted to stay involved. I can’t even imagine doing anything else. I am very fortunate to have gotten an opportunity here at Miami and not a day goes by where I take that for granted. The special thing about college athletics is it’s not onedimensional. It is our responsibility to develop our student-athletes in all aspects of their lives.” Hotarek: “College coaching is special in that I feel you have a greater impact in the development of hockey players and men, as they are a part of something greater than just a hockey team. I never had the opportunity to play Division I hockey, which was always my dream, but now being a part of a D-I staff, I feel fulfilled with a new role and perspective.” Anderson: “I love the college game. I love the fact that you’re dealing with young adults who are able to process information and want to learn but are still hungry and striving to do more. I love the fact that you have practice all week, building to game day at the end of the week.” What is your greatest joy in coaching collegiate athletes? What is your greatest frustration? Eaves: “Helping a young person become a young man or woman is a great part of the process. If you learn from hockey how to come to work every day, find a way to become better and be part of a team, all of those lessons will carry over into your personal life. My greatest frustration is that I am standing on a bench two feet away from the ice and don’t get to play anymore.” Petraglia: “The greatest joy is watching the growth and maturity of our players over their four year career, especially off the ice. The W I N T E R 2015


greatest frustration is when a player is in a rush to get to the next level and they get caught up in all of the distractions.” Roth: “Helping the players become what they want to become. It is rewarding when the young women grow in front of your eyes as people and hockey players over the course of four years. My greatest frustration would be wasting time, talent and uncommitted athletes.” Carle: “Seeing the hard work of our players pay off. As I grow and am around it longer and see players come through our program, I think my joys will grow to things like watching them at commencement, congratulating them on their first job or pro contract.”

Petraglia: “Right now, I’m all-in on what we are trying to accomplish here at Miami. That consumes me. When the time comes, I would love to be a head coach, whether that be in college or at a great place like Shattuck, but I am not in a rush to get there.” Roth: “I would like to be a head coach at a school that would be in line with my vision, core values and passion. That could be at any level.” Hotarek: “I have always viewed the position of an athletic director or general manager as fulfilling careers, so for me, that is the ultimate goal.”

Ruegsegger: “(My greatest joy is) learning more about my players and understanding who they are as young women instead of just numbers on a roster. My greatest frustration is when players do not work hard or take their opportunity to play hockey for granted.”

Anderson: “As I move forward, I see myself developing into a head coach some day at the college level. That is the ultimate goal. In the short term, I want to keep growing as a coach and learning as much as I can.”

What are your future career aspirations?

Carle: “I am still young, and I think the future of my career will take care of itself. I don’t have a timeline where I want to be at spot “x” by age “y”. I want to continue to grow and learn about the game as much as I can every year.”

Barr: “There aren’t a ton of coaching jobs available, so I feel blessed to be making a career in the game I love. The hockey world is very small, so you never know where you may be from one year to the next. I would love the opportunity to be a head coach at the college level someday.” Eaves: “As of today, I don’t know. My passion lies in the physical development of athletes as well as coaching hockey. I am trying to focus on the old Zen saying of ‘Chop Wood, Carry Water.’ I want to devote myself to this moment and the process.”

Ruegsegger: “I want to continue to develop goaltenders, become involved in USA Hockey and be a Division I assistant coach.” - Al Daniel ’07 is a freelance sportswriter and college hockey editor for "Along the Boards." Web Extra s Read Al's complete interviews online at:

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Former Director of Hockey Jean-Paul Parisé Loses Battle to Cancer J.P. Parisé, a hockey legend and beloved figure in Shattuck-St. Mary’s school community, died from a year-long battle with lung cancer on January 7, 2015. He is survived by his spouse Donna and sons Jordan ’01 and Zach ’02. In the days following his death, tributes and stories poured in honoring J.P. as he was remembered fondly throughout the state of Minnesota and the worldwide hockey community. An overflowing memorial service was held on January 16 in Minneapolis and a gathering of SSM colleagues and friends took place on January 21 at St. Mary’s Hall. Just as he always urged others to be “good people,” J.P. will certainly always be remembered as a very “good guy.”


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‡ Having the opportunity to play ice hockey in an

international setting is always a great experience for SSM Sabres. This year was no exception. During the Winter Break, the Boys Prep team traveled to Helsinki, Lahti, and Espoo Finland to see how they would fare against some tough, older Scandinavian competition. They played four games against U20 teams and completed the series with a 3-1 record. Of course, in between games there was time to sightsee and absorb a new cultural experience.

‡ The Girls Prep team won the 2015 Shaftesbury Titans Prep Winter

Classic in mid-January with a 6-0 tournament record. The Winnipegbased tournament features primarily Canadian teams. The Girls Prep team defeated the Pursuit of Excellence Black team from British Columbia 5-3 in the championship game.

† Melissa Samoskevich ’15, Patti Marshall ’16, Alex Woken

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1. The Minneapolis Club provides an elegant and classic setting for the annual alumni party in the Twin Cities. 2. Father Henry Doyle, Ester Fesler, and John Fesler ’43 3. Sara Aldana ’16 4. Emma Youmans ’16 and Taylor Johnson ’17 5. A look at the delectable desserts



6. Steve Coleman ’61 talking with SSM President Nick Stoneman 7. Magdiell Antequera ’15, Sara Aldana ’16, George Welles ’58, and Maren Welles  8. Patty Hurd '61, Mary Lou Lamain ’63, Scott Johnson ’72, Cynthia Johnson ’72, and Sue Whiting Ragan '61 9. Skip Humphrey ’61, Dave Williams ’59, Steve Coleman ’61, and Bonnie Williams 10. Rory Boucha, Carol Silge Boucha ’80, former faculty member John Sumner, Laurie Knutson, Scott Knutson ’80



11. Ricky Wang ’15, Bev Pottle Wiper ’55, and Mackenzie Clymer ’18 12. Ben Eaves ’00, Zach Wiegand ’00, Ruth Schenk Wiegand ’97 13. Helen Strong, Darby Strong ’52, Dick Lyman ’51, and Nick Stoneman 14. A Trout family holiday photo: Daughters Lauren ’07 and Megan ’04 with Beth (Middle School Director) and Phil '73 15. Mary Lou Wood Lamain ’63 toasts Patty Hurd ’61 (left) and Sue Whiting Ragan ’61 (right).

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YOU'RE INVITED In April 2014, SSM Alumni from the Twin Cities Regional Club joined SSM students and volunteered their time at Second Harvest Heartland to package food.

JOIN THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD Founded in 1879 by Harry Whitney, Class of 1871, the Alumni Association Board: • S erves as a channel for communication between the alumni and the School •O  versees the direction of alumni organizations and programs •P  rovides the means for examination of School policies and maintains the importance of financial support to the Annual Fund •P  lans events, such as Reunion Weekend, the annual All School Day of Service, and local alumni gatherings in your city or state •W  orks closely with the Advancement Office to insure accurate and timely communication with alumni If you are interested in giving back to the Shattuck-St. Mary’s alumni community in a meaningful, hands-on way, we encourage you to send an e-mail to the attention of Maggie Osterbauer ’03, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Association President ( or Marc Helgeson '66, Vice President ( today! The Officers of the Shattuck-St. Mary's Alumni Association Board: President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maggie Osterbauer ’03 Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marc Helgeson ’66 Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Silge Merz ’75



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JOIN THE ALUMNI CLUB IN YOUR AREA! The Denver and Twin Cities Alumni Clubs will be organizing volunteer activities during National Volunteer Week, scheduled for mid-April. Keep an eye out for more information from Maggie Osterbauer ’03 (Denver) and Ruth Bankers Wiegand ’97 (Twin Cities) at



by Clay Paciorek, SSM Marketing and Communications Dave Farmer ’63 has never been one to shy away from challenges. For a man who completed the Ironman Triathlon, biked to his 40th Shattuck reunion all the way from Oklahoma, and swims an hour each day, Dave always seems to have an eye out for his next adventure. For two decades, Dave dreamed about riding across the United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. However, with a family and a busy law practice, that dream had to wait. “I communicated with a bike tour group for the last 15-20 years,” Dave said. “Every year they would send me their brochure and every year I would read it and get teary eyed and put it away.” Once Dave retired on January 1, 2014, he was

ready to make that 20-year dream a reality. “Eventually I didn’t get teary eyed. I got to call them up and say, ‘Sign me up.’” The bikers embarked from Astoria, Oregon on June 15. For 50 days, Dave and the rest of the tour group he was with rode across the northern part of the United States. They made their way through Idaho, South Dakota and into his home state of Minnesota before finishing on the East Coast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. All told, Dave biked 3,667 miles in 45 days, which translates to just over 80 miles a day. The voyage ended up being even harder than Dave imagined but he was determined to make it every inch of the way. “There were plenty W I N T E R 2015



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of times you could just put your bike on top of the van and say, ‘Oh I’ll just take the rest of the day off.’ But, that’s not my make up.” Dave has never been one to look for the easy way out. His path to Shattuck School was an uncertain one. After the death of his mother and a move cross country to Minnesota from California, a family member and Shattuck alum, Ed Landes ’37 helped Dave make the most of his unhappy childhood. Ed, a cousin of Dave’s father, took Dave on a visit to Shattuck School in 1961 and Dave never looked back. “I remember on the drive back from the visit Ed asked, ‘How would you like to go to a school like that’ and I thought that it would be a dream come true,” Dave recalled. Although the bike ride wasn’t able to stop in Faribault, the route came within just 10 miles of his old school. It was a place where he’d gone on many long runs as a student, even getting special permission to go off campus and run around Faribault. While Dave learned a lot at Shattuck School in those three years, even he didn’t anticipate that a Shakespeare lesson from Mr. Below’s English class would stick with him 50 years later on a 3,000 mile bike ride across the United States, “Bicycling through Idaho one morning we started very early and there were potatoes to the right, potatoes to the left, potatoes straight ahead. They were just all over,” Dave recalled. “The sun came up and I was able to turn to five guys who were riding with me and say, ‘Look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill.’ A quote that Mr. Below required me to memorize 52 years ago and I’d never had a chance to use it until that moment.” The grueling trip gave lots of time for self-reflection. It was also a chance for Dave to see the United States at 15 mph. “I’m not a big city person,” Dave said. “I like little towns and enjoy getting to stop in little towns and sit on a park bench. People always want to talk to you about what you’re doing,” For Dave, chatting with the locals of Sparta, Wisconsin or hearing how grand this year’s Bologna festival in Yale, Michigan was expected to be is what makes the trip so special. “When you get in a jet airplane and fly overhead, you don’t meet those people. When you get on the interstate, you don’t meet those people,” Dave said. In the end, as Dave rolled his front tire into the chilly Atlantic Ocean, he was reminded of his Shattuck School graduation. “You spend three or four years with these guys and for most of them you’re never going to see them again and that’s sad. It was a teary event for lots of us.” Likewise, while he made many good friends and memories on his cross-continental trip, Dave was also reminded of the reason he embarked on this adventure in the first place, “We need to challenge ourselves, whether it’s an intellectual challenge, a relationship challenge, or a physical challenge. We need to have challenges. We need to define them, we need to develop an approach to deal with that and we need to accomplish that goal. And do it all over again. Without those goals we set before us, we might as well just zip it up and go home.”

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ADVENTURE by Heather Suffron ’93

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - J.R.R. Tolkien In 2013, shortly after her 20-year reunion at SSM, Heather Suffron ’93 quit her job, packed her bags, and headed off on a “one-woman adventure” during which she volunteered in five different countries on three different continents. We were intrigued by her gutsy adventure. Heather filled us in, sharing logistics, trips details, and educating us along the way. Here is a brief synopsis of the why, what, and lessons learned. To learn more about Heather’s specific projects and for a deeper view into the experience, please see the Web Extra link at the end of the article.

The “Ah-Ha” Moment It was one of the scariest, definitely craziest, and probably most rewarding things I've done so far! Amidst the semi-soul-searching and wondering what I wanted to be when I grew up, I happened upon a book in a local bookstore called "Delaying the Real World," by Colleen Kinder. It addressed doing things in your life that really mattered - volunteering, interning, working, trying new things, traveling - pursuing fields of personal interest even if other people thought you were crazy. Oh, happy day! Someone else was speaking my language! This book was a significant seed in the development of my own dreams for my adventure.

criteria were important to me and what impact and experience I hoped to have. (See Five Unique Adventures and Highlights) In the final analysis, I chose an archaeological dig in northeastern England, a marine life project where I lived on a research vessel in the North Atlantic studying cetacean patterns, a climate and vegetation study in Canada, a sea turtle research project in Costa Rica, and a reforestation and hippotherapy (a practice which involves using horses to work with mentally and/or physically challenged children) program on the Galápagos Islands. I wanted to be part of the action, and each project was very hands-on for the volunteers. I wanted to have direct connection with local needs and people, and each project worked directly with local organizers and/or scientific researchers. I hoped to make an impact, and each project had specific relatable, and sometimes, measurable, goals. I wanted to work in fields that interested me and had a cultural or environmental focus, and each project allowed me the chance to pursue those passions. The planning was enlightening, intense, and exciting, but the preparations involved more than research. We're talking doctor appointment, dentist appointment, shots, visas, extra pair of glasses, extra order of contact lenses, extra supply of epi-pens, bank accounts in order, trips to REI, photocopies and digital copies of inoculation records, passport and visas, photo ID, travel insurance documents, and I can already tell I'm forgetting at least 45 other details. It was crazy. It was hectic. And I was terrified. I remember how scared and nervous I was as my parents drove me to the Duluth, MN airport. Why was I doing this again? Would I get there okay? Would I find a way to my lodgings that night? Would my luggage arrive safely? How would I find everything I needed to find? Would somebody have an iPad I could borrow since it seems, now that I'm looking through all of my bags, that I managed to forget mine? And did I mention that I do not like to fly... at all? I actually get very panicky when I fly, so there was that little hurdle! Lessons Learned

I knew I wanted my travel to be meaningful and that I wanted to do something positive in each place I visited.... and here's the moment when the clouds parted, the shaft of sun illuminated the room, and the angel chorus delivered its "this-is-your-profound-epiphany aaaaahhhhhh!" And I got it. I would travel, and I would do volunteer work in each country I went. Of course, I didn't know when or how this would happen at the time, nor did I have any idea what lay ahead of me, but those were small matters, because now I knew in my heart what I should do, and I would simply need to figure out how to do it. So nice to have those moments of clarity!

I didn't really have time to get lonely. Whenever I was participating in a volunteer project, I was with others - group leaders, researchers, fellow volunteers, local residents - and during off-hours, we were busy doing other things, like walking along the beach in England, gathering for dinner in Churchill, visiting a butterfly house in Costa Rica, or trying not to step on each other on our boat in the middle of the ocean off the coast of Scotland! For the most part, I was very fortunate to be working with people who were friendly, kind, dedicated, and interesting individuals, and now that I think of it, most of them were also traveling solo....

Planes, Trains, Boats, Buses, Automobiles, and more….

I really had only myself to rely on and figure out how to connect the dots of my journey. So, I learned that I'm capable of making that happen! I'm capable of stepping up to challenging tasks that I may not normally ask of myself. I'm capable of pushing past my comfort zone to meet new people, travel to distant places, and navigate different terrain. But as much as I like to travel and be adventurous, I also like having roots and a place to recharge and call home.

I chose my projects based on location, topic and type of volunteer work involved, possible impact of volunteer work, size of volunteer group, and of course, cost. I learned a great deal just during the planning stage.... In essence, my research taught me about the various organizations and international volunteer options that exist, as well as what

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It was so inspiring to meet people of various ages from all over the world, learn how similar we are in many ways, and work towards shared goals. Over the course of my travels, I volunteered with individuals from the US, Sweden, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Syria, Qatar, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, and Spain, and it was a real treat to share stories, meals, jokes, and laughter along the way. I learned that dreams are worth following because I knew I would regret not taking this chance if I didn't go on this adventure. I remember the feel of the afternoon sun on my face as I stood on a second century roman road (a little dirty from all the digging) and the wind and rain pelting me while I hung onto the mast amidst a gale near Ardnamurchan, Scotland. I remember watching a polar bear run across the tundra of Manitoba and measuring the massive carapace of a mama sea turtle - seeing these creatures in their natural environment for the first time in my life. Those, and hundreds of others, were very special, very powerful moments for me, and they remind me how important it is to embrace my opportunities, wherever they appear, and make the most of my time here. If and when I go overseas in the future, I think I'd again 22

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choose to engage in volunteer work and would be perfectly happy to go alone or with company. Also, while I can adjust and "roll with the punches" when things don't go as planned (did I happen to mention the stolen credit card number and the lost luggage?), there might be a limit to the amount of 'rolling' that would happen since I prefer it when things do go as planned. Unexpected twists and turns are part of the adventure, but those wrenches get somewhat magnified when you're in a foreign country and may not even speak the language that well, so reminding myself to take some deep breaths and call on all my inner calm helped, but it was still stressful at times. I can sometimes stand in the way of pursuing the life I want by succumbing to my fears and insecurities and creating excuses for not moving forward, and perhaps that's true for others, as well. I've learned how important it is for me to listen to my voice and follow my dreams. Even though there will be times when I'm afraid and I may not succeed at every attempt, I can still choose to create the kind of life I want to lead, embrace my own strength and beauty, take my own adventures, and become the person I wish to be. And I think that's true for all of us.

Life is all about learning, isn't it? Those MasterCard commercials had it right. All of the time and effort and resources and preparations and shots and appointments and nerves were worth it because the payoff for getting to do amazing things that I had just dreamed about until then...? Priceless. Corny, I know... but true. Web Extra s Read the full travelogue of Heather's adventure online at:

Five Unique Adventures and Highlights 1. Archaeological dig in northern England s Finding a piece of Samian pottery - and being reunited with it a few days later s Walking along Hadrian's Wall s Staying overnight in a castle s Tea and scones with clotted cream? Yes, please! 2. Whale and dolphin study while living in a research vessel near the Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland s Visiting Iona (resting place of Scottish kings) s Seeing seals, porpoises, dolphins, a minke whale, three extremely rare orcas, and sea birds s Living on a yacht s Working with hydrophone technology s Climbing to the top of the crow's nest on one (of two) sunny, calm days 3. International vegetation and climate study in Churchill, Manitoba s We saw four polar bears! s Working out in the field in sensitive ecosystems s Seeing the northern lights s Counting, measuring, and weighing needles, needles, and more needles s Holding sled dog puppies s Getting pulled by a team of sled dogs

4. International sea turtle monitoring project in Costa Rica s Arriving in the tiniest plane in existence in the middle of a storm s Getting to obtain tracking data from actual mama sea turtles as they came on shore to nest s Seeing monkeys, a caiman, bats, a strawberry poison dart frog, a sloth, blue morpho butterflies s Watching sea turtle hatchlings emerge and make their way towards the sea 5. Reforestation and hippotherapy programs in San Cristobal, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador s Here a sea lion, there a sea lion, everywhere a sea lion s Getting to see some of the iconic wildlife specific to this location s Working to eradicate some invasive flora and replace it with beneficial endemic species s Getting to milk a cow for the first time Postscript: Heather currently runs a pet-care business in SE Michigan while she contemplates her next adventure. "I'm not exactly sure what or where it will be, though I'm considering looking into some wildlife sanctuaries or perhaps pursuing something where I would get to write and/ or teach.” Who knows, she may even write a book about her “one-woman adventure.” W I N T E R 2015



We make a family FALL FAMILY WEEKEND ~ 2014 s WINTER FAMILY WEEKEND ~ 2015


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THE INN at Shattuck-St. Mary's Opens Its Doors

The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s is more than a stunning restoration and expansion of our campus’ oldest building. It is more than the resuscitation of an abandoned and dying structure. It is more than a visible kick-start to a comprehensive Master Campus Plan. As Bishop Brian Prior has so aptly pointed out, The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, along with its identity as the ECMN (Episcopal Church of Minnesota) Retreat Center, is the link to our past. Originally built to house the Bishop Seabury Divinity School, its roots were clearly grounded in the Episcopal Church’s mission to teach and guide future church leaders. With the opening of The Inn and the ECMN Retreat Center, the Episcopal heritage of Shattuck-St. Mary’s is stronger than ever. On December 1, 2014, The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s took its first reservation. The intensive six-month renovation and expansion of the building was officially complete. The on-campus inn features 12 unique king and double rooms along with flexible event space on the main floor that features a large meeting room with adjustable partitions, a catering kitchen, bar and lounge area that can be used for meetings and events. The Opus Group from Minneapolis served as the general contractor for the $3.4 million project that focused on “buying locally” from 16 Faribault area suppliers of construction materials and services. The renovation of the 147-year-old building added approximately 10,000 square feet of new space, blending the campus’ historic and traditional style, while incorporating modern and practical functionality. The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s has already hosted the wedding reception of a faculty member on December 20. The General Manager, David Connelly, is eager to assist in event planning. He can be reached at or by phone at 507-333-1900. You can check out The Inn’s website at

A dedication ceremony was held on October 11, 2014 to acknowledge the unique partnership between Shattuck-St. Mary’s and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) that helped to envision and then create The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Minnesota, served as a key catalyst in securing needed funding for the collaborative project that produced not only a wonderful inn but a retreat and conference space for the Episcopal Church. W I N T E R 2015



In February, 2015 students in the BioScience Center of Excellence were given several outstanding opportunities to interact with Medtronic professionals and their families. Here are some highlights as well as comments from Medtronic employees who had an opportunity to interact with the SSM BioScience students and Dr. Maren LaLiberty.



SSM students brought their posters and prototypes to Medtronic’s Family Day at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul where they talked with employees and their families about their new product ideas. “It was exciting for me to see the innovative ideas and enthusiasm the students exhibited while presenting their ideas. They acted with utmost professionalism and maturity. The amount of thought that was put into the posters was evidenced by the dialogue each student was able to have with the audience during the poster sessions. I was very impressed.” Tom Cameron – Sr. Engineering Manager/Innovation Week Chair

Dola Pham ’15 and Ivan Yang ’17 attempt to use their own brain waves to control the movement of Ping-Pong balls.

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SSM students were invited to the Neuromodulation “Innovation Village” at the Rice Creek branch of Medtronic. The Neuromodulation Unit provides such devices as electrostimulators that are inserted in the spinal cord to decrease chronic pain or the bladder wall to decrease symptoms of an over-active bladder. This annual closed event showcases new ideas, concepts, and technologies that have been designed by Medtronic scientists in the past year. The students were able to learn about some of the newest ideas in medical device design. They were also introduced to the business practices, human capital requirements, and marketing strategies involved in the medical device industry.

The SSM students learned about the history of Medtronic - the company started when Earl Bakken was asked to try to build a batter-operated cardiac pacemaker; he did so in his garage in south Minneapolis.

SSM students participating in the Medtronic Poster Session

“We were very pleased the students from the BioScience program could visit Medtronic during Innovation Week. As presenters at the Family Day event they provided inspiration to other young people that science can be fun and rewarding. During the Poster Session it was very exciting to see the students engaging with the Medtronic employees as peers with both sides teaching and learning during the interactions. Dr. LaLiberty has done a great job getting the students to think critically and strive to effectively communicate their work. We are very appreciative the students were able to participate in this special event with us. We hope the students found the experience rewarding and inspiring in whatever they choose to pursue in the future.” Mitch Finne – Family Day Committee Chair

Vivian Weng ’16 presents her idea for a wearable device that uses heart rate variability to predict a first heart attack.

BrainSTEM Camp The students who were selected to present their ideas at the Medtronic Poster Session included Oen McKinley ’15, Mya Vu ’17, Vivian Weng ’16, and Iliana Alvarez ’15.


At the Medtronic Poster Session, four SSM BioScience students were invited to present their medical device ideas alongside Medtronic scientists who talked about their cutting-edge, undeveloped ideas for new products and technologies. “I was very impressed with the innovative designs the students came up with to address real world problems. One example I really enjoyed was the solution for improved self-injection accuracy. Overall, I think it is great that the students are taking the initiative to interface with people working in the BioScience industry.” - Vince Whelan – Sr. Principal Modeling Engineer

Interested in science, engineering, medicine, computers, and the human brain? Explore how humans think and how computers mimic human thought by studying digital circuits and combinational logic, creating circuit boards, dissecting a brain, and more! One-week residential camp at Shattuck-St. Mary’s

June 14th – 19th Open to rising 7th – 10th graders s $850 To register or learn more, please visit or contact Kaylee Reese at (507) 333–1546 or

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Whether we are talking to alumni or current students or even parents of current students or alumni, the word most often used to describe Shattuck-St. Mary’s is family. It’s a special place and without a doubt for many, it will exist in their memory not just as their School but as their Minnesota home away from home. It is no wonder then that many of our alumni have expressed an interest in having a columbarium on campus. These respectful and often beautiful holding places for the cremains of loved ones are often present on college and independent school campuses, church grounds and long term care facilities. At the behest of the Board of Trustees, plans for the construction of a columbarium on the Shattuck Campus just to the north and west of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd have been developed. The construction of a smaller but similar site on the St. Mary’s campus is also being explored. The three 64-companion niche monuments will be placed amid a serene and peaceful setting providing a quiet place for reflection. Each niche will be sold for $4,500 and has room for two urns. This cost includes perennial maintenance and care. The sale of 64 niches will provide the funds to build and landscape this important addition to our campus. Ultimately, our initial plans call for three of these monuments established in a garden setting. All alumni, current and former faculty and staff are invited to consider SSM as a final resting place. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Lonnie Schroeder, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 507-333-1637 or email











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The student actors presented Shakespeare’s Hamlet with aplomb as they utilized streamlined staging and simple black costuming for the fall drama production. Milton Papageorge explained the purpose of this particular artistic approach using “periaktoi” - triangles denoting different scenes. "The Ancient Greeks used this theatrical convention for the purpose of displaying, and rapidly changing, theatre scenes. While they can be in the shape of polygons or cubes, we chose triangles for this production.” Oen McKinley ’15 tackled the challenging role of Hamlet and was supported by a cast that included students as young as sixth grade. Papageorge's goal to "demystify Shakespeare and to present a simple, clean, and well-articulated story” was clearly achieved.



"And the Oscar for Best Director goes to…..the 13 members of Players, SSM’s core acting troupe!” The Winter Term comedy was completely of the students and by the students. Milton Papageorge, the Director of the Drama Program at SSM instructed his Players to “find scenes from generations ago that were, and still are, clever enough to stand the test of time.” From there, the students found very funny material including some sketches dating back to the 1950s. They auditioned the actors, cast their scenes, considered props and set design, and directed the action. The light-hearted, often hilarious show was just the right comedic balm to winter’s edge. Coming soon – the spring musical will be Cinderella. April 16-18 at 7:30 pm in Newhall Auditorium. For tickets, call 507-333-1620 or email



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7 1. The SSM Bantam Tier I team beat the Colorado Thunderbirds 5-4 on December 12 at the Denver Country Club. Following their game, former SSM Sabres took to the ice for some friendly alumni competition.



2. Joan Bloom Kahn ’65 and Rich Nicoll ’70 3. Ben Brewster, Becky Stoneman ’10, Vicky Stoneman, Jesse Stoneman ’07, and Rahul Misra 4. Maggie Osterbauer ’03, Danielle Ciarletta ’07, and KristinVan Slyke Wright ’04 5. Scott Gruber ’92, Matt Barclay ’93, and Aaron Wagner ’93 6. John Sumner came out of coaching retirement to assist with the Bantam team for the weekend, which proved to be an added bonus for alumni who were eager to show their former athletic director that they still “had it in them!”



7. Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62 and John Clikeman ’65 8. Past Parents Ray and Cheryl Tyson, Jordan and Ian Tyson ’94 9. Terry Beran ’95 and son 10. Rachelle Paquin ’03, Krista Peterson ’03, an SSM friend, and Cooper Lee 11. John Van Pelt and daughter 12. Terry Bevan ’95 and Cole Mackie ’18 13. Max Bull ’99, Dave Riddle ’98, and Jeff Tarala ’96


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1. Krista Peterson ’03, Maggie Osterbauer ’03, Drew Pierson ’05, and Amy Wolf 2. SSM friends and Past Parents Lisa and Tom Corley 3. Kevin Beyer ’13 and Lonnie Schroeder 4. John Silianoff and son, Grant ’19 5. Maggie Osterbauer ’03, Rich Nicoll ’70, and Kat Porter ’04 6. John Sumner drops the puck for the former Sabres as the Bantams of today watched from the boards. 7. John Sumner and Max Bull ’99



8. Drew Pierson ’05 with young friends 9. Lonnie Schroeder, Aaron Wagner ’93, and Jesse Stoneman ’07 10. Terry Disney Arch ’63 and family 11. Loren Crosby ’78 and her son, Wyatt 12. Maria, Alex Larchenko, and Viktoriya Larchenko 13. John Clikeman ’65, Lonnie Schroeder, Kelly Douglass, and Corky Douglass ’66 14. Gaia Swan Powers ’62 and daughter



15. Kathryn Meythaler Garvin’98, Bryan Garvin, Royce Zimmerman ’97, and Tara Zimmerman 16. Rebecca Wodnik Gould ’01, Michael Gould, and their daughter Nora 17. Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62 and Bill Humphrey ’62 18. Nils Satterstrom ’94, Terry Bevan ’95, and Royce Zimmerman ’97





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1. The Wagner family contingent at the AvalancheBlues hockey game on December 13 in Denver. They are with Corky Douglass ’66 2. Bill Brewster ’85 and daughter 3. Kristen Van Slyke Wright ’04, Bill Brewster ’85, Rich Nicoll ’70, Drew Piersen ’05, and Walt Wright


4. Rebecca Wodnik Gould ’01, Lonnie Schroeder, and Nora Gould 5. Mike McLafferty ’95, Lonnie Schroeder, and Matt Barclay ’93 6. St. Louis Blues player Chris Porter ’02 and Kat Porter ’04. The Blues won 3-2 in OT. The presence of former Sabres Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche) and Chris Porter ’02 made the game extra special for a packed suite of alumni and friends.



7. The Avalanche mascot, Bernie the St. Bernard, visits SSM! 8. Nils Satterstrom ’94, Vicky Stoneman, and Nick Stoneman 9. Rachelle Paquin ’03 and Krista Peterson ’03 10. John Thomas ’74, Cathy Steck, Brant Barr ’73, and Sedra Bistodeau ’13 11. Steve Barrager ’59 and Shirley Hagey 12. Sandraline Cedarwall, Brad Benoit, and Steve Barrager ’59



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PRE-CONSERVATORY PROGRAM SUCCESS Competition season is well underway for the Pre-Conservatory Program students. They are representing Shattuck-St. Mary’s well while bringing beautiful music to their audiences. Here are highlights: Mark Prihodko ’16 (cello) won the Grand Prize at the 2014 MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition and Sara Aldana ’16 (violin) won Second Prize.

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Mark Prihodko ’16 (cello) earned an Honorable Mention at the 2015 ASTA (American String Teachers Association) National Solo Competition. Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Skyped with the Upper School during assembly to thank students and staff for their support of her work with breast cancer patients. Student government organized a “Chuck-a-Puck” event this past fall, which raised $250. Dr. Pruthi is involved in researching alternative support therapies for women dealing with the caustic effects of breast cancer treatment. During the assembly, she explained that the funds raised this year would help purchase a tool called MUSE, a “Fit-Bit” for the brain that is designed to help patients relax during chemotherapy. This is the third year that SSM has supported Dr. Pruthi’s work.


Mark Prihodko ’16 (cello) won First Prize at the 2015 LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Solo Competition. He performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra on February 7. Mariya Zabara ’16 (cello) won Second Prize.

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Mark Prihodko and Mariya Zabara were both Finalists in the 2015 Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA). Sara Aldana ’16 performs the Wieniawski Violin Concerto with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra on April 19 at 3pm at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. Daniel Eras Saborio ’16 won the Music Teachers National Association Performance competition in Minnesota and qualified for the national competition, which will be held in Las Vegas in late March.

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The Schubert Club (Minneapolis) preliminaries were held on February 21. The following students qualified for the finals, which will be held on March 21: Daniel Eras Saborio ’16: Senior Piano Division Mark Prihodko ’16: Senior Strings Division Mariya Zabara ’16: Senior Strings Division

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Through an alumni connection, two schools have continued a multi-year collaboration. Seung Youn Kim ’71 leads Bugil Academy, a highly respected school in Korea, which was founded by his father in 1975. For the third consecutive year, a group of Bugil educators has visited SSM. This year, a group of teachers traveled to Faribault February 9-11, staying on campus at The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. They were eager to meet their American counterparts, visit their classrooms, and observe our methods of teaching and working with our innovative blended learning model. 40

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Magdiell Antequera ’15 has won invitations for live auditions to Curtis Institute of Music, University of Southern California, Cleveland Institute of Music, and University of Texas-Austin.

FIGURE SKATING Daryn Finkelstein ’15 passed her Senior Gold Medal Free Skate on February 18 and is the 48th Gold Medalist in the Figure Skating Center of Excellence eight-year history. Daryn Finkelstein ’15

SSM - BAYI s AN UPDATE Shattuck-St. Mary’s-Beijing Bayi School opened its second school year with 117 students enrolled in the 10th and 11th grades. A Dean of Students, an Academic Dean, and a College Counselor were added to the administrative staff this year. Five intern teachers from Beijing Normal University spent time at the school this past fall observing and working with the faculty and students. An accreditation visit by an ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) team is scheduled for April in Beijing. Just as SSMMinnesota receives an accreditation review every seven years, this visit will mark a significant milestone for SSM-Bayi

This summer, the current 10th grade students at SSM-Bayi are expected to travel to Faribault for a five-week summer academic experience, just as the current 11th grade students studied at SSM-Minnesota last summer. Head of School, Roy Bergeson, continues to lead SSM-Bayi and is pleased with the year that is currently underway. SSM President Nick Stoneman visited the school in December. The above photograph was taken of the faculty, administration and students in front of the entrance to SSM-Bayi.

LEGACIES EXPLORED A new event took shape this year in Ms. Garlinski’s 6th and 7th grade history classroom. As part of National History Day’s theme of “Leadership and Legacy in History,” students were asked to choose a person to profile who had been influential in American history. The range of people was fascinating as were the ways in which students chose to present them. There was a video documentary, a dramatic performance, several websites, creative exhibits, and scholarly research papers. The people profiled ranged from Milton Hershey (founder of Hershey chocolate), to Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari), to Laura Ingalls Wilder (writer), to Jerry Siegel (creator of Superman), to Clara Barton (founder of the Red Cross), and many more. A demonstration event was held on February 19 during which students showcased their work and answered questions from interested peers, parents, teachers, and judges. W I N T E R 2015



Eighteen Sabres made college commitments on National Signing Day, held on February 4, 2015. As February 4 was just the first day of the national signing period, more players plan to sign college commitment letters during Spring Term. “Signing day is one of the highlights of the year for us as it represents the realization of a dream for these young people, many of whom made the choice to come to Shattuck-St. Mary’s to enhance their chances of playing college soccer," said Joe DeMay, Director of the Girls Soccer Program. Tim Carter, Director of the Boys Program concurs, "These boys have sacrificed countless hours on the field and in the classroom to reach this day. It is a great day for them! It also sends the message that their time here at Shattuck-St. Mary’s is coming to an end soon and the next part of their life is only months away." Committed Sabres on February 4, 2015: Ashlee Oleinikow Stetson University Linley Brown Utah Valley University Ashley Gross University of Richmond Ira Talkachova St. Catherine University Melissa Wilson Florida Gulf Coast University Lindsay Sammis University at Buffalo Olivia Gauthier University of Memphis


W I N T E R 2015

Rachel Villalta Mia Tompkins Emily Fleming Assia Sidhoum Cole Poppen Marcel DaSilva Bryan Missana Kevin Meinecke

University at Buffalo University of Dayton Alabama State University Niagara University Tulsa University Tulsa University Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University

Uyi Omorogbe Jacob Scheper Akeem Ward

Colgate University DePaul University Hastings College

NLI Signed February 17, 2015 Nazim Amokachi Duquesne University Kalim Amokachi Duquesne University



Shattuck-St. Mary's students, staff, faculty, and members from the Board of Trustees took part in the fifth annual service project. Volunteers were sent out to local non-profit organizations to help clean, paint, rake, tutor elementary students, visit nursing homes as well as a myriad of others projects. Every year is a great experience and a tremendous opportunity to lend a "helping hand" right here at home.


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What We Are

- by Shayna Kasdan ’16 We Are girls with skinned knees, We Are boys with tap shoes We Are the dreamers of the world and we all fear we will fail We Are the definition of passionate, We Are brothers and sisters We Are a community, We Are driven to change the world We fit no stereotype, found in common schools We Are all unique, here where we rule We Are free to dream, and try to fly knowing that our coaches, friends, and teachers will help us if we fail to try We Are insecure, We Are resilience We Are the next generation, We Are history’s mistakes We Are each unique, and yet we all move in sync towards one goal, that is each of our dreams Soccer, Hockey, Opera, and Golf, We each have our niche and we all find the strength to keep practicing, keep singing, keep trying from the inspiration we draw seeing others around us succeed So keep trying, You Scholar or Athlete Because you never know who you will inspire Shayna Kasdan joined SSM last year in grade 10. She is from Scottsdale, Arizona and is the daughter of alumnus Eban Kasdan ’83. She was accepted into the selective Vanderbilt Summer Academy, which will allow her to do college level work this summer with other gifted students. Her father had this to say about Shayna’s experience at SSM: “Shayna has blossomed since arriving at SSM, under the watchful eye of a talented faculty and an academically challenging program. Her inclusion in the Vanderbilt program is a reflection of the quality education she is receiving at SSM.”

The original west-side stone structure of Phelps Infirmary was built in 1871 for the Seabury Divinity School library. As the oldest building on campus and shuttered for decades, the renewal of Phelps Infirmary as a campus inn and as the Retreat Center for the Episcopal Church of Minnesota brings the building back to life and back to its original Episcopal roots.

Through the Arch - Winter 2015  
Through the Arch - Winter 2015