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Commencement 2012 Reunion 2012 President/Head of School Interview Faculty Asia Trip Tony Jenkins ’70 Blended Learning weCreate
If These Names Could Talk… Our former students may be gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. And, just to make sure they are remembered, many have left behind a tell-tale sign of their having been in this place – a place that holds the secrets, joys, regrets and dreams of generations of students who have called this place “home.” This summer, Kellie Dineen ’10 and I have been climbing up ladders into attics and towers, scouting out closets and window sills, talking to our painters, carpenters and support staff to help guide us as we snooped around campus. What we have discovered is that our campuses are a treasure trove of “tradition left behind.” The “I Was Here Project” is just beginning. We have only scratched the surface. Beginning in September, there will be new “autographs” posted several times a week on the School’s website and Facebook page - search ShattuckSt. Mary’s School. We will even tweet these. Follow us @shattuckstmarys. Do you know where a particular name exists that we should check out? Tell us where to go – literally – and tell us something about what you remember. We will scout it out and it will become part of our project. Email me at Amy.Wolf@s-sm.org, or Facebook message us or tweet us. We will gather new leads and continue our collection process throughout the upcoming school year. For those not connected to social media, don’t despair. We will include more interesting images in our winter issue.
- Amy Wolf, Editor
About Kellie …
Kellie Dineen ’10 is heading into her junior year at the University of Vermont where she plays ice hockey. She also enjoys photography and has a keen eye for composition. In between a busy summer of working at Total Hockey, Kellie has volunteered hours of her free time to this project. The stylized Arch on this page was created by Kellie using Photoshop with an overlay of nearly 60 photos.
Letters to the Editor . . .
We welcome your letters. Please note that letters may be edited for clarity and brevity. The "ARCH" (Winter/Spring 2012) just arrived and I have enjoyed reading about SSM activities. During my short stay there, I met so many of those mentioned in this issue. I still get Slade's monthly poem. It was nice to see a current picture of him. If you can access Facebook, you might be interested to see how I spend part of my time at age 96. Blessings on the SSM family! — Walter Eichenberger
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OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, & ADMINISTRATION Officers The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior Honorary Chair Ed Carpenter ’60 Chair Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62 Vice Chair Nick Stoneman President Dan Gislason ’62 Treasurer Anne Cosgriff ’87 Secretary ADMINISTRATION Kathy Layendecker Head of School Patty Billings Chief Operating Officer Rev. Eva Cavaleri School Chaplain Courtney Cavellier Director of Studies Scott Curwin Athletic Director Director of Student Life Greg Engel Chief Financial Officer Jesse Fortney Director of Admissions Lonnie Schroeder Director of Institutional Advancement Amy Wolf Director of Communications Ex Officio The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior Bishop of Minnesota
Nick Stoneman President Lisa Westphal Parents’ Association Representative David McClendon ’74 Alumni Association President CO-OPTED Kim Bakken Administrative Assistant 2012 Term Expiration Anne Cosgriff ’87 Dan Gislason ’62 Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62 David McClendon ’74 Sam O’Brien ’71 2013 Term Expiration Ed Carpenter ’60 John Thomas ’74 Katherine Porter ’04 Stephen Wendfeldt ’65 Jim White ’52 2014 Term Expiration John Agbaje ’05 Brant Barr ’73 Tim Church ’68 Kristin Dahl Mike Daley ’68 Elizabeth Sears Hager ’62 Lara Lord ’79 Perry Mead ’66 Rich Nicoll ’70 Kim Peterson ’67 TRUSTEE EMERITI Sharon Hoffman Avent ’64 Linda Stone Dasher ’56 Jack Fuller ’40 Hugh Wooldridge ’55
2012 SUMMER ISSUE
CONTENTS Features School Leadership Interview.......................................2-4 Ed Carpenter ’60 Reflections..........................................5 Faculty Trip to Asia.....................................................8-9 Summer @ SSM.......................................................16-17 Alumni News Tony Jenkins ’70 Profile..............................................6-7 Reunion 2012..........................................................35-41 Annual Fund Contest..............................................42-43 SSM Alumni Association..............................................46 Alumni Memorial Services...........................................47 School News Blended Learning and weCreate.............................10-11 BioScience...............................................................12-13 6-9 Division Year in Review..........................................14 Campus Updates..........................................................15 Gay Straight Alliance....................................................18 Commencement.......................................................20-27 Spring Plays.............................................................28-29 School News............................................................30-31 Hockey News...........................................................32-33 Parents’ Association.....................................................34 Board of Trustees.........................................................44 Planned Giving.............................................................45 In Memoriam................................................................48 Class Notes..............................................................48-51 Editor: Amy Wolf • email@example.com • 507.333.1655 Design: Kari Tobin Contributing Writers: Amy Wolf, Ed Carpenter ’60, Lonnie Schroeder Photography: Sherry Carter, Kellie Dineen ’10, Johnnie Walker, Amy Wolf, Grant Sanders, Paul Swenson, Kari Tobin, Maren LaLiberty Class Notes: Kim Bakken Proofing: Amy Gragg ’88 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 and scholarship programs, 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 www.s-sm.org About the cover... Alumna Kellie Dineen ’10 loves to take pictures. As a student at SSM, she developed a proficiency with Photoshop under the watchful eye of visual arts teacher Johnnie Walker. She returned in time for Commencement this year and gamefully took dozens of photos, including this close-up of Alexis Crossley ’12. You can also see Kellie's amazing Photoshop work on the inside front cover.
What Can Be
Nick Stoneman, President and Kathy Layendecker, Head of School
This July not only ushered in record heat in Minnesota, but also brought a new face to campus and some office shuffling in Shumway Hall. Nick Stoneman officially became the School’s President and Kathy Layendecker arrived from Portland, Oregon ready to assume the Head of School position. Kathy comes to SSM from Oregon Episcopal School where she served as Associate Head/Chief Financial Officer. She brings a broad range of business experience, spanning over 20 years in the private sector along with seven years at OES, two of which were spent as Interim Head. The new President-Head of School leadership model is unique for an independent school. Colleges, on the other hand, typically are organized around a President and Provost team. Why not an independent school? In
light of SSM’s strategic vision to grow beyond its Faribault borders, the Board of Trustees endorsed this new leadership model and gave full support to its implementation. It’s an exciting time for the School – one of change and new horizons. With a decade of growth as its foundation, the School is poised to move to the next level with its new leadership model. Nick Stoneman and Kathy Layendecker sat down on July 13th in the Andreas Conference Room in Fayfield Hall to talk about what all this means for SSM and to reflect on the year ahead.
Why is SSM moving towards this new organizational model now? NS – Within the context of the independent school world, the traditional head of school model is
broken. The demands are significantly greater than even a decade ago. There are so many different day-to-day areas that have to be addressed, combined with the economic reality of an unrelenting operating budget and the need to create funding sources to cover these expenses. And, to be competitive today you need to have a major commitment to your facilities – how you care for and develop them - which requires fundraising and that involves travel. It’s very difficult to manage a place day-to-day and be on the road a great deal. KL - I would add that with the advent of technology and information being everywhere, there is also a sense that you need to keep up with what is going on in education and the world to maintain a program that is relevant for students. You need to be able to process all this
SSM information to determine what you hold onto from your past and what you evolve and change. I really saw this at the NAIS Institute for New Heads of School I recently attended where we discussed books and blogs to read and twitter feeds to follow.
NS – To Kathy’s point, if you are a school that wants to be a leader in the independent school world, you have to commit a great deal of time to imagining what can be beyond what is. Imagining is great but then you have to turn that imagination and those ideas into reality.
to have five to six major projects that will constitute the core of a capital campaign. So, fundraising will be a big part of how I spend my time. I will also be a resource to Kathy, recognizing that I am still accountable to the Board of Trustees. And so, there’s interplay in our work together. Being across the hallway from each other, there will be ongoing communication as Kathy works her way through her first year at SSM.
How will this new leadership structure strengthen SSM? NS - What’s going to be exciting about this model is having someone of Kathy’s caliber take the reins of the day-to-day running of the School with her attention to detail and her ability to hold people accountable and develop the programs to the next level. The success and the thriving nature of the core Faribault campus is essential as we work to expand internationally and fundraise on behalf of the School. This model also creates more of a leadership partnership, which is exciting for SSM as we lead the way among independent schools. KL –The success of a partnership like this hinges on the chemistry and trust between the two people. Earlier in my career, I shared an administrative position with a colleague. That job share experience taught me that it really comes down to communication and trust and basic relationship skills. They are fundamental to a partnership like this.
KL – I see my core responsibility as leading Shattuck-St. Mary’s Minnesota. This means working closely with the faculty, inspiring them to do their best work and what’s best for students, and setting a strategic direction for this campus that is consistent with that of the larger Shattuck-St. Mary’s organization. It is important to bring in great people to join this community while also providing an inspiring vision that keeps people excited about being here. And, I think it’s my role to keep our alumni proud of what’s going on at their alma mater.
What are some of your specific responsibilities?
What are you most excited about in your new roles?
NS – The model is essentially saying that we have a mandate to expand and grow. While we can grow to about 450 students here, we have to go beyond our Faribault campus. We plan to extend our model through blended learning, online offerings and satellite campuses. The other big area is that we are going
NS – I am excited about looking at what this place will be five to ten years from now and how it will represent what it means to offer a profound independent school educational experience. The thought of having someone with Kathy’s credentials bringing this place to the next level is very exciting. The notion of
garnering the support of the alumni and all they can do for the School in terms of the arts, the residential life program, financial assistance and faculty housing is very exciting. And, I love a good challenge! KL – It’s an incredible opportunity to head a school of this caliber and to work with the quality of the people here - parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees and alums. It’s an extraordinary community. I get excited about making closer connections to people and learning what this school has meant to them and what they would like to see it become in the future. This is a community of ideas and that to me is what education is all about - bantering around ideas whether you are a sixth grader in our Middle School or one of our most experienced faculty members. This is an exciting time to be in education: perhaps unprecedented in the breadth and depth of new ideas and possibilities for evolving how and what we teach. Shattuck-St. Mary’s is poised to lead in this regard.
What are the challenges you anticipate?
NS – There will be a lot of work and no guarantees of success. There is the pioneering into unchartered waters and the anxiety of potential false starts. There will be a great deal of travel and a need to be patient. After nine years, I will need to obviously stay well-
What Can Be
connected here while giving Kathy full responsibility of running the Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Knowing the buck stops at her desk will be a necessary discipline for all members of our community – parents, students, faculty and staff. We both understand the need to create a strong administrative team that fully embraces the vision of the School. In addition, it will also be fascinating to watch how the Blended Learning and weCreate programs come to life under Kathy’s leadership. While these new programs may be challenging and will need continual revision, it is very exciting for our work beyond the Faribault campus as well. KL – For any new head coming into a school it is important to get to know the community and the culture of the
school. My challenge is to find time to spend with faculty, staff, students, and parents in the midst of the demands of managing the day to day operations of the school.
One year from now, what would you like on your “accomplished” list? KL – I would like to know that the community feels this new leadership structure has been additive for the School – that it is a stronger organization because of it. NS –I echo that sentiment as well. I also would like to see some tangible results as well in terms of student and faculty retention, funds raised and international initiatives established so that we can point to specific outcomes that reflect the success of this new leadership model.
How do we see SSM’s model reshaping independent school leadership? KL – There are a lot of talented people in Heads of School positions who are experiencing burn-out. If there is another model that allows for greater collaboration and a greater sense of partnership, this could help retain more Heads. There is only one other independent school I am aware of with this model. NS – There is no question that our Board of Trustees, in embracing this new leadership model, has helped us step out in front in the independent school world. It would be great if we can show how this type of leadership partnership might work well in other schools.
A message from Ed Carpenter ’60 Chair, SSM Board of Trustees
To the SSM Community Next May, I will complete my service on the Board of Trustees after a ten-year period. When I joined the Board in 2003, I could not have envisioned the growth in facilities and programs that was in store. It has been a rewarding experience to participate in the positive progress of our School. I know that I, like many of our alumni, point with great pride to our thriving alma mater. This summer also brought a time of change in our leadership with exciting new opportunities on our horizon. The interview with Nick Stoneman and Kathy Layendecker on the preceding pages offers a sense of how the School will function under this new leadership model as well as the dynamics of expanding our vision beyond our Minnesota campuses. However, as exciting as it is to look forward it’s also important to stop and look back at where we have been and how far we have come as an institution. Thus, I wanted to share a few perspectives about Shattuck-St. Mary’s recent progress. Here are several important benchmarks: • At the end of our fiscal year in 2004, we had an operating deficit of $1.9 million. Nine years later, we’ve completed our third consecutive year of operating surpluses; averaging approximately $390,000 per year. • Student enrollment in 2004 was 307 and our projected enrollment when we open the 2012-13 academic year will be 425. Student retention rates have been 85-90% in recent years which compares favorably to peer schools. • We have raised $33.7 million in capital funds for specific buildings and projects during the past nine years, while concurrently building the School’s endowment from $8.3 million to $16 million as of June 2012 – and growing the Annual Fund from $667,000 to $833,000. • In terms of facilities, several noteworthy additions include reclaiming the St. James campus and expanding its functionality, building an indoor soccer field house and adjacent artificial turf field, adding a new ice arena and a studio rink, building Fayfield Hall, and refurbishing the St. Mary’s Hall entrance and expanding the School’s museum space. • Today, the School’s net worth is over $30 million as compared to $12 million nine years ago. These benchmarks, alone, tell a very compelling story of Shattuck-St. Mary’s progression to financial stabilization. They also reflect our success in building new Centers of Excellence, of adding new facilities to our historic campus, of attracting talented teachers, coaches and staff, and drawing more alumni, parents and friends into supporting SSM. The School is now poised to embark on an international expansion strategy, as well as taking a leadership role in innovative education with weCreate and Blended Learning. These ambitious plans would not have been possible without the foundation of financial success that has been established during the past decade. It is with optimism and a sense of pride that the Board of Trustees looks forward to the commencement of the School’s 155th academic year.
A Path Chosen
Imagine this scene in 1967. The city is Detroit. The school is Barbour Junior High School – a predominantly black school on Detroit’s eastside. The day is typical. Miss Jackson is running her 8th grade students through their math problems when there is a knock at her classroom door. She is handed a piece of paper. Dutifully, she reads it aloud to her class and continues on with the math lesson. After class, about a dozen students head to the principal’s office. The note was not a summons. It was an invitation. The principal tells them about ABC – A Better Chance – a program founded in 1964 by a group of headmasters from independent schools who wanted to provide greater opportunities for low income, high potential students through scholarships to private high schools. And, he tells them what’s involved in applying to ABC – including an entrance exam. The group dwindles but Anthony “Tony” Jenkins ’70 stays and learns more.
Fast forward to 2012. Tony Jenkins, now 60 years old is still a towering presence at 6’ 7”. He sits back in a chair in the top floor, corner office overlooking the Detroit River. He has amassed an impressive list of academic and professional accomplishments. His life has included studying at some of our nation’s best universities, professional basketball in Europe, research in Tanzania and serving as President of the Michigan Bar Association. Yet, he is amazed to this day by how that simple, perfunctory announcement by Miss Jackson would serve as the seminal trigger in changing his life. How is it that a life can be changed in one simple, yet profound act? The contemplation of this question may be one reason why Tony’s favorite movie is “The Godfather.” He has watched it hundreds of times. It’s a story of the Corleone mafia family, the intricacies of loyalty and the paths chosen or not chosen in life. The movie resonates with Tony perhaps due to his own life’s course.
One of the many views from Dickinson Wright law firm in Detroit includes Comerica Park and Ford Field both of which Tony helped make a reality.
“Shattuck was a turning point for me,” Tony notes about the three years spent at the School. Once accepted into the ABC program, Tony spent a summer at Williams College and was told he’d be heading to an all-boy military academy in Faribault, Minnesota. He knew nothing about Shattuck School. In a leap of faith, he and his mother boarded a plane for the Twin Cities. Once at Shattuck School, he was mentored by his “big brother” Ken Bastian ’68 and then Headmaster Burgess Ayres. It was not always an easy road – a military school with just three African-American students in the late 60s. There were insensitive questions and
mean-spirited racial slurs all of which required Tony to develop an inner strength and resolve to stay at the school. “I was forced to step outside the silo I’d been in,” Tony remembers. He went on to earn a scholarship to Harvard where subsequent educational, athletic and professional opportunities began to unfold for him. Following Harvard, Tony played a year of professional basketball near Barcelona. He successfully applied for a Rockefeller Scholarship and pursued the opportunity to study collective farming cooperatives in Tanzania. He returned from Africa with an interest in global poverty issues and enrolled in a graduate program at Princeton, pursuing a joint law degree through New York University Law School. He ultimately chose to pursue law back in his hometown. One of his most satisfying career accomplishments has been working what he refers to as the “dirt lawyer” on the Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers) and Ford Field (Detroit Lions) project – side-by-side sports complexes in downtown Detroit. This is a project that has driven much-needed economic development in the city. “The idea of taking a piece of dirt and turning it into something – is very satisfying. It feels good to walk by it,” Tony observes. He is motivated to help Detroit – a city struggling to provide services coupled with a dwindling tax base and large geographic expanse. His thinking is still embryonic, but Tony offers, “If I could think of a way to redevelop pockets of Detroit with quality housing, that would be a future goal.” One of Tony’s favorite sayings is “Say less and do more.” It seems there will be more to this story.
Anthony “Tony” Jenkins Class of ’70
At a glance
Profession: Senior partner, Dickinson Wright PLLC, specializing in real estate law Degrees: B.A., Harvard University M.P. A., Princeton University J.D., New York University Law School Professional Affiliations: Serves on NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee Immediate past president, Michigan Bar Association Community Work: City of Detroit Board of Police Commissioners Detroit Institute of Arts, Board of Directors Detroit Medical Center, Board of Trustees Personal: Married to Sondra Jenkins. Enjoys movies, jazz and basketball. 9
Faculty Trip to Asia Korea Taiwan China
Seoul – Busan Taipei – Pinglin – Taichung Shenzhen – Shanghai – Suzhou - Beijing June 10 – 29, 2012 For the past seven summers, SSM has been sending faculty members to Asia. The travel program, funded by the School, is intended to help teachers develop a better understanding and appreciation for the culture, history and daily life of our students from Asia. It gives our international parents a chance to meet their children's teachers and receive a more personal sense of SSM. A useful side benefit is that the teachers get to experience real jet lag – something international students battle on a regular basis. Interested faculty members apply for this unique opportunity. To date, more than 15 teachers and administrators have participated in this summer travel adventure. This year, ESL Teacher Laura Stelter and Math Teacher John Groess made the trip. We share some of their photos and reflections.
Laura: “For me, what I loved most about this trip was getting to better know my students and their families. Our first night in Korea, we had a wonderful home-cooked meal with Sean Kim ’14 and his mom, Se Yun, at their apartment before heading off to our hotel. I have never been so full, and I stayed that full for twenty days, traveling from one city to the next, eating excellent meals with our gracious hosts.”
Laura: “In Taiwan, we stayed with the Liang and Huang families instead of in a hotel. We saw their hometowns, met their extended families, and visited places that are important to them —and now to me, too.” In this photo, Laura and John visited the Liang family, including Kelly ’08 and Tina ’12 in Pinglin, Taiwan.
John: “In Taiwan we saw amazing nature at Sun Moon Lake and experience growing and brewing tea first hand. We also visited some natural hot springs and went to the Rotary Club celebration dinner. At night in Taiwan we went to the night markets and experienced an eating and shopping adventure like no other. Imagine a mall and a county fair mixed together with live music going on 24/7 and that’s a night market on a slow night.” In this photo, Laura and John enjoy a ride on Sun Moon Lake with Alice ’12 and Danny ’14 Huang and their parents.
John: “Finally, in China we were lucky enough to have three major stops and get to see a bit of each city. First we were in Shenzhen where we had amazing seafood, went to a park that showed miniatures of all of China’s national monuments. We also saw an arts performance where they projected a laser show onto sheets of water. To end our time in Shenzhen we climbed a local mountain and visited local shops.” Laura: “In Shenzhen, we stayed with the Ma family and learned more about this rapidly developing city. With all three families, it was like we were a part of the family for a couple of days. We were also welcomed by the Zhao and Lin families to come visit their homes, where we could relax and have some tea.” Laura and John pose with a group of students, parents and an alumna from Shenzhen.
John: “In Shanghai we climbed the Oriental Pearl Tower, went to local markets, and learned about the history of this economical hotspot of the world. While visiting one of the local gardens with Howard Wang ’15 and Jamson Ren ‘16 we had a photo shoot.”
John: “In Beijing, we visited the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City. Each place was so amazing that the sites alone kept Laura and me in silent awe as we walked around. We also visited a local noodle store that the city is known for and we loved having Beijing style noodles.” John Groess is pictured in front of the Temple of Heaven.
What will really stay with me was my constant amazement at how much more my students bring to the table then I could possibly have imagined. Every student has a backstory, a set of experiences that are a part of who they are. As a teacher, the more I understand those experiences, the better I am able to connect with my students. This trip was an unbelievable chance to learn their stories, and I am so grateful I was given this opportunity! —Faculty member Laura Stelter
The trip was an amazing experience. We were captivated by the culture of each country and felt welcome from day one. Each place and experience was unique and felt like a summer vacation’s experience each stop of our trip. —Faculty member John Groess
Blended Learning Plans Here’s an interesting question to ponder: Why do seniors in high school, who are preparing to make the transition to college, go to school in essentially the same way a sixth grader goes to school? There are nine class periods. The assessments are similarly structured. The daily routine is, well, predictable. Now, ponder this question: How can we best prepare our 11th and 12th grade students for the rigor, independence and expansiveness of college? And, how do we start to build in our students the critical skills needed to survive in a 21st century work environment? The answers are not simple. But two words – blended learning are guiding SSM towards a powerful new approach for teaching and learning. What is blended learning? It is an academic experience that centers on rigorous college preparatory coursework both in a traditional classroom setting and with independent study using online resources. Blended learning also includes opportunities for independent research, internships, and creative projects. During the 2012-13 school year, we will be running a fully-integrated pilot of our Blended Learning Program with 20 students in 11th and 12th grades. We hope to study this group – both the students and the teachers. In the blended pilot, students will take all of their coursework as blended courses (i.e., meeting with teachers twice weekly combined with online components, learning centers, study groups, and teacher office hours).The data collected – both numeric and anecdotal – will guide us as we further develop our educational model and move towards a fully blended program for all 11th and 12th grade students within the next several years. In 2012, our school was awarded a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation to support this effort. We look forward to sharing updates on this exciting pilot program as the year unfolds.
Jeff Lieberman @ SSM April 20, 2012 Captivating. Thought-provoking. Mind-altering. Jeff Lieberman, a physicist, robotist, former Discovery Channel "Time Warp" host, and self-described MIT drop-out (Note: He has four degrees from MIT but failed to complete a PhD) spent April 20 on campus talking to students and faculty about such topics as illusion, creativity and meditation. He voluntarily extended his time to continue a number of informal smallgroup conversations as it seemed he was as curious about SSM as we were about him. His hour-long presentation to the Upper School featured many of his projects that are based on technology and human perception.
weCreate – imagine the possibilities It may be said that the summer of 2012 was when weCreate was created; however, the ideas and dreams of weCreate have been discussed in detail over the last several years. Finally, the vision becomes reality this fall as the north side of Dobbin Hall is renovated by an SSMled crew of talented craftsmen. There has been nearly daily gawking at the transformation of the space. Dobbin Hall – built in 1907 – is being repurposed into a remarkably relevant facility. An unexpected bonus created this summer is the addition of a staircase into the weCreate Center from the lower level Student Lounge in Dobbin’s basement, thus offering three stories of vertical integration. How will this space be used? That is where the dreaming begins and the possibilities become endless. The weCreate Center is a space dedicated to student-driven creativity and innovation with a focus on collaboration and 21st century problem solving. “All of our students at Shattuck-St. Mary's School have the ability to create and innovate,” says Matthew Cavellier who will oversee weCreate as SSM’s new Director of Academic Innovation. “The weCreate Center is a manifestation of our commitment to helping them unlock the talents and skills necessary in tomorrow’s workplace—and a pretty cool one, at that.” The weCreate design studios will include film, animation, writing, graphic design, phone apps, fashion, CAD drawing and photography. The weSolve studio will be a design thinking lab for collaborative, empathetic problem solving. Students will use the software to develop “products,” which could include innovations in robotics, 3-dimensional building designs, new Web applications, and more. Stay tuned and imagine along with us. Better yet, stop in for a visit and let us show you around!
Delving into Design Thinking In mid-June, seven faculty members attended two different design thinking programs offered simultaneously in the San Francisco Bay area. Design thinking is a user-centered design process that relies on five distinct steps: empathy, define, ideate, prototype and test. It is a fresh and creative way to approach problem-solving that is focused on people’s needs. Joan Lewis-Osborne (History), Isabel Rodriguez (Spanish) and Amy Wolf (English) attended Stanford University’s K-12 Education Workshop, offered at the d.school on the Stanford campus. Nearby, Maren LaLiberty (BioScience), Terri Dineen (Biology), Matt Cavellier (Director of Academic Innovation) and Kathy Layendecker (Head of School) attended the Design Thinking Institute at the Nueva School. Both programs help educators think about ways to foster design thinking within their schools. This group, combined with several teachers who previously attended the d.school workshop, will help bring the design thinking process to SSM. While in Menlo Park, they visited the Dutch Goose which is owned by Greg Stern, son of Old Shad Tom Stern ’59. Also joining the group was Meg Barrager, daughter of Steve Barrager ’59.
BioScience What If? A wonderful thing happened at the dedication of Fayfield Hall. Under crisp, blue September skies, seated in the new outdoor classroom, two doctors started asking “what if?” What if SSM BioScience students could help design a placement device for a sinus stent? What if they could take a medical problem and through a design-thinking process create something that would be useful? Such was the beginning of a unique collaboration between Dr. Anne Cosgriff and Dr. Maren LaLiberty’s BioScience students. In follow-up communications, Dr. Cosgriff explained the challenge. She is a physician practicing at the Colorado Sinus Institute but is also the Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Officer at SinuTech, a start-up company focusing on new sinus stent technologies. The company had invented a new sinus stent that was absorbable into the human body, like some types of sutures, thus allowing a more natural healing of the sinus. They were interested in designing a placement device for their stent that would be unique enough to patent.
Prior to designing the stent placement device, biomedical engineer Jim Pokorney works with Drew Arsenault ’12 and David Johnson ’12 on the functional analysis of the device.
Mid- Jan. –Prototypes were built at the University of Minnesota Medical Device Center Late Jan. – Prototypes were tested on a “head replica” at Entellus Corporation, a medical device company focusing on solutions for sinusitis based in Plymouth, Minn.
Anne Cosgriff meets with BioScience students at the LifeScience Alley Conference in December.
Through a series of conversations and information-sharing, the students were given background information on the physiology of the sinuses and various treatment methods for sinusitis. They met Dr. Cosgriff in Minneapolis in early December at the LifeScience Alley Conference which is a networking organization for people and organizations involved in life science and healthcare. And, at the same conference Jim Pokorney, a biomedical engineer consultant, stopped by the SSM booth to voice an interest in the BioScience Program. Armed with ideas and samples from Dr. Cosgriff , supported by a local biomedical engineer, and planted squarely in the heart of the country’s “medical alley,” the students were ready to move forward.
Here is what took place starting in early 2012: Early Jan. 2012 – Jim Pokorney began working with BioScience students on medical device design procedures. This continued on a weekly basis for the remainder of the school year.
Jan. - April – Work continued on devices and documentation of design procedures was begun. The “Sabre Medical Group” was organized with each student taking on a different role in the organization. Late April – Dr. Cosgriff met with students to review their prototypes and to talk about the progress that she and her partner had made with regard to the device. Wayne Choi ’14 works on his prototype. Note the “encouragement” behind Wayne!
Mid-May – Seniors Andrew Arsenault and David Johnson gave their BioScience Senior Project presentations. David Johnson focused his final project on the stent placement project. In retrospect, Dr. LaLiberty believes the stent project exposed her BioScience Program students to “the tedious process of real engineering which includes many false starts and dead-ends.” The idea that success cannot be achieved without some failure is an important concept for students to embrace. Dr. Cosgriff gained some new insights into the design around the stent placement device as well as ideas about circulating warm and cool water within the device that could warrant further research. All in all, it was a worthwhile collaboration that all begin with a simple conversation.
A Gift from the Mayo Clinic
Rachel Jung ’13 and Kristen Chen ’14 work with Jim Pokorney on their stent placement device prototype at the University of Minnesota Medical Device Center
This spring, Shattuck-St. Mary’s was generously offered a fluorescent microscope from the Mayo Clinic. The microscope was donated by Dr. Kah Whye Peng, a Mayo Clinic Professor of Oncology and cancer researcher. Luke Russell, brother of Rosie Russell ’13, works in Dr. Peng's lab. The Nikon Eclipse TE300 is an "inverted" microscope (with the light source coming from above rather than below in regular microscopes), and is used to visualize live organisms in petri dishes rather than non-living organisms on glass slides (a requirement of regular microscopes). The microscope also has a camera attachment for photomicrography.
Luke Russell demonstrates the fluorescent microscope to David Johnson ‘12 and Andrew Arsenault ’12.
BioScience Scholars’ SSM FACILITIES UPDATE
Residential Weekend Camps for High School Students Interested in the Science of the Human Body Oct. 19 - 21, 2012 - Nervous System Jan. 25 - 27, 2013 - Urinary System April 19 - 21, 2013 - Cardiac System
Mayo Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Ben Eidem, provides expert assistance during the heart dissection.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Faribault, Minnesota Cost: $50 each weekend or $140 for the series
Registration deadline 7 days prior to start of camp date. For more information visit www.ssmbioscience.org or call Kaylee Reese (507) 333 -1524 15
A First Year Retrospective The banner that is front and center as you enter St. Mary’s Hall says it all: “Lead the Way to a Great Year.” This was the mantra of the newly organized SSM Middle School that launched this past school year. The enrollment more than doubled on the Middle School campus when 60 ninth graders ‑ many of them new students - joined the 44 students in grades 6-8. The educational philosophy behind the change was one of providing all the students ‑ and especially 9th graders - a smaller scale, more intimate experience in which to develop essential leadership and self-management skills. As Middle School Director Beth Trout noted, “We wanted to provide each of our students with the support they needed to be successful, and to feel an ownership for their place in our School. " Mission accomplished. The ninth graders will “move up” to the Upper School ready for the larger scale, more independent environment. And, the eighth grade students are already eager to take the lead next year. To be honest, there was some concern about adding ninth graders to the Middle School mix. “We were very aware that building a respectful community was critical in merging students spanning the grades 6-9 maturity spectrum,” Beth noted. Much of this year’s success can be pointed to the energy and positive tone provided by the faculty and staff of the Middle School.
From leading conversations and offering good manner advice at their assigned lunch tables to sleeping on the floor with students during Minnesnowta Days, the teachers enthusiastically embraced the new model and provided the leadership to successfully launch it. In addition, Beth had nothing but praise for the students. They were actively involved in creating new traditions such as the formal ninth grade dinner and eagerly participated in new activities including the spring musical, the Marzetti Cup family competition, the soccer and basketball teams and social events. In her closing remarks at the end of the year, Beth referred to the ninth graders as “the trailblazers” who set a positive tone for their fellow students. With plans for faculty and students to return to Singing Hills for orientation and team-building this August, the stage is set for another successful Middle School year.
A postscript on St. Mary’s Hall: As noted on page 15, St. Mary’s Hall entrance has been completely renovated making the building handicapped accessible and creating space for an expanded museum. It should also be noted for our alumnae that St. Mary’s Hall continues to serve as the primary all-girl dormitory space for the School.
St. Mary’s Hall When school opens this year, there will be a new way for students to make their “grand entrance” into St. Mary’s Hall. The new elevated plaza will be a popular spot on sunny afternoons and the walkway leading up to the main entrance will be lined with paver stones bearing the names of Saints and friends of the School. A new, expanded museum will be located under the plaza with expected completion during the school year.
One of the buildings most often asked about on the Upper School campus is Phelps Infirmary. Located west of Whipple, the building has long been shuttered but is still very much on peoples’ minds. The fact that so many alumni have taken an interest in the campus’ most historic building over the years has led to establishment of “The Phelps Project” website. This project will allow people to go online and consider various miniinvestments to help bring Phelps back to life again. Collectively, the SSM “village” will be able to restore Phelps. Stay tuned for more details in mid-September. (phelps.s-sm.org)
Community Walk Plans are underway for a new Community Walk on the west side of the Parade Field. The Community Walk is designed to recognize long-time faculty and staff and to provide a visual historical timeline for ShattuckSt. Mary’s that is both educational and offers a space for quiet reflection. It is fittingly the same path by which new graduates receive faculty and staff congratulations and well wishes following Commencement each year. A committee, chaired by faculty member Dick Kettering, has led the design process. We share visual plans as this project takes shape and becomes a wonderful new campus addition during the upcoming school year.
Summer @ SSM If you think the School shuts down for the summer, think again. The place is hopping. There are camps literally every week. This is prime time for SSM’s aggressive SSI (Supplemental Sources of Income) plan. The revenue generated from all the camp activity plays an important role in the School’s bottom line. And, many alumni find their way back “home” to pitch in and help with camps. We thought we’d share a few glimpses from the summer of 2012.
STEM@SSM Aqua Camp July 11 and July 21 Est.: 2012 Campers: 1 7 over two 10-hour, all-day “Immersion Camps” State: from southeastern Minnesota Ages: 10-14
Pro Development Camp August 5-18 Est.: 2011 Campers: 91 Countries: 9 - USA, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Ukraine, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico States: 18 including Minnesota Ages: 14-17
Boys Elite Hockey Camp
Minnesota Opera Summer Camp June 17-22 Est.: 2005 Campers: 31 Ages: 14-18 *2012 was the inaugural year for SSM to host this popular vocal music camp
STEM@SSM Power Camp July 18 and July 28 Est.: 2012 Campers: 2 6 over two 10-hour all-day “Immersion Camps” State: from southeastern Minnesota Ages: 10-14 18
July 8-28 Est.: 1994 Campers: 474 Countries: 6 – USA, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, China, Canada States: 22 including Minnesota Ages: 11-16
KoreaPoly School Camp July 19-August 18 Est.: 2010 at SSM Campers: 50 Country: Korea (with “Global Friends” from the USA) Ages: 8-12
Figure Skating Training Camp June 10-30 Est.: 2006 Campers: 156 Countries: 9 - Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Belarus, Mexico, Canada, USA Ages: 6-21
English Language Institute August 5-25 Est.: 1994 (began as the English Language Institute and Summer Discovery) Campers: 34 Countries: 11 - Russia, Mexico, China, Japan, Taiwan, Ukraine, Germany, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Belarus
Girls Elite Hockey Camp June 24-30 Est.: 1996 Campers: 128 Countries: 3 – USA, Canada, France States: 14 including Minnesota Ages: 11-18
Soccer Community Day Camps July 30-August 3 Mini Kick – ages 5-8 – 24 campers Extended Kick – ages 9-13 – 30 campers High School Prep – ages 14 and older – 11 campers
Y’s Start Camp (YMCA) July 8-15 Est.: 1994 Campers: 30 State: Minnesota Ages: 12-14
The Right Time for Action This past school year, Shattuck-St. Mary’s launched a GSA – a Gay-Straight Alliance club. The driving force behind this initiative was senior Johanna Ruby ’12. We sat down with Johanna before she headed to Ithaca College to pursue her interest in vocal performance so that we could share the story of SSM’s first GSA organization with perspectives from our student founder. (Editor’s note: The first Johanna Ruby ’12 gay-straight alliance in a school was founded in 1988 at boarding/day school Concord Academy by history teacher, Kevin Jennings. He went on to establish the GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - and later served as an Assistant Deputy Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education from 20092011. From this starting point, the movement to create gay-straight alliances has continued to grow. See sidebar for more information about GSAs.) The Arch: What motivated you to start a GSA at SSM? Johanna: Believe it or not, I really liked watching “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” when I was younger. I think this TV show was my first introduction to the gay community. As I have grown up and my performing arts interests have expanded, I have developed a number of friendships with GLBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people. I just felt that the time was right at SSM to pursue starting a GSA club at the School. The Arch: How did you go about introducing the GSA to the student body? Johanna: First, I took my idea to Mr. Cavellier (SSM’s Director of Community Life). He was very supportive and helped me figure out the best ways to introduce the idea to various parts of the School. I received support and encouragement from the Admin Team and with their blessing, moved forward. At a morning Upper School assembly, I got up in front of the student body and explained what a Gay-Straight Alliance group is and how it would provide support and create a safe environment for all students. Interestingly, one of my friends was asked by another student if I was gay after I had made the GSA presentation. My response was “No, but does that really matter? The start-up process was daunting but fun and very worthwhile.” To get things going, we set up a weekly meeting time and place and encouraged all students to join us – the concept being that we all support creating a safe and welcoming environment for all people. Mr. Cavellier was highly supportive by regularly attending our meetings. We teamed up with Ms. Koch (SSM’s Director of Health Services) to assist with an anti-bullying campaign. We used
ice-breaker games when we met to get people talking to each other. And, we always offered treats! The Arch: What is planned for next year? Johanna: Shae Watson ’13 was very involved this year and will assume the club presidency for next year. We want to get more students involved. For example, we think it’s important for the GSA to work with student government and the proctors. We want to officially register our GSA with the GSA Network and we would like to seek some outside support to help the group develop a fun but meaningful meeting format. In addition, we hope to offer more social nights, attending arts performances relating to GLBT issues in the Twin Cities, and adding a community service component. It’s important that we move forward thoughtfully as a group. I don’t want to rush it. And, I hope to stay connected even though I will be at college. The Arch: If you returned to campus five years from now and attended a GSA meeting, what would you hope to see? Johanna: I would like to see the group drawing a wide crosssection of students for weekly meetings. I would hope that the GSA might have a strong voice within the School – seeking to educate more people through video and poster campaigns. I would also like to see more faith-based discussions that allow people to share their different beliefs in a supportive and safe environment. The Arch: Do you have any final thoughts about starting SSM’s first GSA? Johanna: I think as I stood up at assembly each Monday to announce our weekly GSA meeting place and time, it was just the vocal reminder that our school had a Gay-Straight Alliance in place that also made students feel more comfortable with the idea. The group, in its first year, was really helpful to several students. I feel good about that.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network The GSA Network works to connect schools offering GSAs and provides online resources and training. Founded in California in 1998, the alliance has grown from 40 clubs to over 850 clubs in that state. There are currently 33 states with a GSA Network. On January 24, 2012, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, supported GSA Day and endorsed GSA clubs in schools through a public service announcement that was posted on YouTube. More information can be found at Gay-Straight Alliance Network (gsanetwork.org), Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (glsen.org), Day of Silence (dayofsilence.org)
The NAIS Position The “Principles of Good Practice” published by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) offers a series of useful guidelines for its member schools. Under the “Equity and justice” section, the following is stated: “NAIS schools value diversity as an essential component of the academic and social success of all students. Creating and sustaining an inclusive, equitable, and just community require commitment, reflection, deliberate planning and action, and ongoing accountability.”
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon On June 1, following Commencement, Shattuck-St. Mary’s hosted a proclamation ceremony declaring Faribault a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” community. The proclamation event was the culmination of more than a year’s worth of meetings, planning and collaboration among all facets of the Faribault community. The fact that Nick Stoneman was asked to chair the BTYR steering committee speaks volumes for the School’s level of engagement in the city of Faribault. Minnesota’s two senators were present, as was a host of other state and military dignitaries. General Craig McKinley ’70 was on hand to serve as both the SSM commencement speaker and the chief military representative for the proclamation event. Being designated a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” community means that Faribault is ready and able to serve military service members and their families in a variety of ways. Examples of such support are simple tasks such as help with snow removal and lawn mowing to organizing job fairs (in the works for this fall). There are many community service opportunities embedded in this initiative for the SSM community to embrace both now and in the future. Given the School’s rich military history, those alumni who have served or are serving their country will be honored by the commitment SSM contributes to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.
Rim to Rim to Rim Nick Stoneman was joined by SSM alum Marc Davis '66 and former parent Bill Clements in a unique trail run in the Grand Canyon on May 5. The rim-to-rimto-rim – or r2r2r – is a 50-mile trek that includes an elevation range of 20,000 feet. With uneven footing and temperature swings from 34 to 92 degrees, it is not a journey for the faint of heart. The trio named their effort “There and Back” in honor of the military men and women who travel far from home to serve our country. The long day was challenging but they did it! And, they received more than $1500 from Faribault citizens to support the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon initiative.
AWA R D S D AY AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
You Make Us Proud! T h i s y e a r ’s re c i p i e n t s o f a w a r d s a n d p r i z e s . . .
Upper School Awards The Hauschild Senior Scholarship Prize..................Mark Gormley ’12 The Most Improved Senior Award.............................. Sandra Graybill ’12, Justin “Justy” Linton ’12 The Personal Achievement Award................................... Nastacia Behle ’12, Danielle Patterson ’12 The Good Companion Award...................................Michelle Chan ’12 The Plugger’s Prize.......... Grecia Burns-Cadotte ’12, Cole Kletschka ’12 The Cornelia Whipple Award.................................. Alexis Crossley ’12 The Spectator Prize.................................................... Lenny Kusina ’12 The Joan Wait/Ellie Mae Dearborn Medal.................Johanna Ruby ’12 The Below English Department Prize.......................Mark Gormley ’12 The Senior Leadership Award.........Johanna Ruby ’12, Gordon Liu ’12 The Poehler Mathematics Medal................... Jun Ha “Rachel” Jung ’13 The Mathematics Association of America Awards................. Minwhan “Alex” Cho ’13, Junyang “Alex” Chen ’14 The Agerter Science Award...................................... Hyun Joon Lee ’12 The Rensselaer Medal Award......................... Jun Ha “Rachel” Jung ’13 The Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award.............................. Jun Ha “Rachel” Jung ’13 The Fenn Brothers Innovation Award...................... William Flotte ’14 The Bloom Memorial History Prize.......................Nicole Simonelli ’12 The Whitney Latin Prize.............................................. John Lujano ’12 The Below French Prize...............................................Shae Watson ’13 The Mandarin Chinese Prize......................... Jun Ha “Rachel” Jung ’13 The Marthena Drybread Spanish Prize.................Nicole Simonelli ’12 The American Sign Language Prize.................Justin “Justy” Linton ’12 The English Mastery Award....................................Dong Hyun Seo ’13 The Performer of the Year Award...................................... Ty Leech ’13 The Spotlight on SSM Award................................... Osip Nikiforov ’13 The Newburg Silver Medal................... Ting Chiang “Dean” Huang ’12 The Anna Theopold Gold Medal..............................Mark Gormley ’12 Senior Honor Students Emma Flemming ’12 Hyun Joon Lee ’12 John Lujano ’12 Mark Gormley ’12 Jun Ho Lee ’12 Johanna Ruby ’12 Lily Jilk ’12 Senior BioScience Program Students Andrew Arsenault ’12 David Johnson ’12 The Cum Laude Society Zhuoying “Daisy” Dai ’12 Carter Lukenda ’12 Dana Trivigno ’12 Mia Becker ’13 Jack Dudley ’13 Kyu Seong “James” Lim ’13 Kevin Beyer ’13 Jun Ha “Rachel” Jung ’13 Anna Peterson ’13 The AP Scholar Award Hyun Joon Lee ’12 Jun Ho Lee ’12 Mark Gormley ’12 The AP Scholar with Honor Award............................. John Lujano ’12 The National Hispanic Scholar................................... John Lujano ’12 Service Academy Appointments David Johnson ’12 - United States Naval Academy Grecia Burns-Cadotte ’12 - United States Military Academy Joseph Chabries ’12 - United States Military Academy The Holsinger Sportsmanship Award Alexandra Bender ’12 John Draeger ’12 Lenny Kusina ’12 The Zulfer Plaque........................................................ Dary DeWalt ’12 The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Women's Most Improved Girl Athlete Award........................................ Monique LaFontaine ’12
The Kramer Cup........................................................... John Lujano ’12 The Williams Cup...................... Darian Powell ’12, Zachary Stepan ’12 The Tricker-Newman Award.......................................... Lenny Kusina ’12, Michelle Chan ’12 The School Service Award......................................... Lenny Kusina ’12 The Elena Lizier International Student Award....................Hyon Joon Lee ’12, Ching Wen Huang ’12 The Charles B. “Bud” Wilkinson Award..................... John Lujano ’12 The Scanlon Award....................................................Megan DuBois ’15 The Yale Cup.........................Kourtney Menches ’13, Megha Gokals ’14 The Derry Gardner Memorial Award......................................Baylee Wellhausen ’14, Nadia Braun ’14 The Wellesley Book Award............................ Jun Ha “Rachel” Jung ’13 The Harvard Prize Book............................................ Andrew Farny ’13 The Cooley Award..............................................................Ty Leech ’13 The Yale Book Award..................................................... Mia Becker ’13 Bowdoin Book Award......................................... Wenqi “Victor” Ma ’13 The Princeton Plaque..............................................Dong Hyun Seo ’13 Bishop Kellogg Award.............. Megan Gonzalez ’13, Kevin Draeger ’13 The Upper School Fine Arts Awards The Wagner Dramatics Award...........................................Ty Leech ’13 The National School Choral Award............................. Delany Choi ’13 The National School Orchestra Award..............................Ellie Ray ’14 The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award..................................Artemis Ma ’13 The John Phillip Sousa Band Award...............................Jimmy Lee ’12 The Upper School Visual Arts Award..............................................Haoming “Charles” Wang ’13 The Upper School Dance Award.................................. Nadia Braun ’14 The Photography Award........................................Nicole Simonelli ’12 The Rosaur Award.................................................... David Johnson ’12 The Jay Wang Animation and Video Award............... Kaelyn Korte ’12
Middle School Awards Charles “Bud” Wilkinson Community Service Award........................................................... Emily Walker ’18 The Middle School English Prize..............................Megan DuBois ’15 The Janes Award...................................................... Aubrey Stafford ’18 The Janes Award Honorable Mention.................................... Amanda Cooper ’18, Emily Walker ’18 The Middle School Mathematics Prize....................... Ashley Gross ’15 The Middle School Science Prize.................................Krystal Welk ’15 The Middle School History Prize.......................... Collin Saccoman ’15 The Middle School World Language Prize.................. Emily Moon ’15 The Middle School Global Language Prize...................Eun Su Lee ’16 The Middle School Performing Arts Awards Winds Ensemble Award............................................. Emily Walker ’18 Vocal Award............................................................. Vincent de Mey ’16 Dance Award...................................................................Muriel Rott ’16 Drama Award........................................................ Cheyney Cornish ’16 The Middle School Visual Arts Award...........................Tony Zhou ’16 The Most Improved Student Award......................... Howard Wang ’15 The Middle School Leadership Award Megan Ryan ’17 Melissa Samoskevich ’15 Mitch Dolter ’16 Sienna Leone ’15 The Bishop Kellogg Scholarship Prize..................Caitlyn Krahmer ’16 The Dobbin Scholarship Plaque................................ Tara Kennedy ’16 The Jenkins Cup.................................................... Collin Saccoman ’15
Celebrating Excellence Advanced to Mock Trial Regionals Performer in the MN Opera’s The Giver Eastman School of Music Cellist 16th Place Finisher in U.S. Junior Nationals
Intel International Science and Engineering National Qualifier Two U.S. Military Academy Enrollees Cleveland Institute of Music Violist
Four 2012 NHL Draftees
Advanced to national U.S. Soccer DA tournament Champions of Northern Lakes Hockey League 2011-12 Student Body President Member of Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Team Canada 2012 Habitat for Humanity Volunteers U18 Boys USA Hockey National Champions (120 hours) Founder of SSM’s Gay Straight Alliance 1000 SSM Career Points in Basketball Member of Women’s Hockey Team USA 2012 Working on cancer protein Low Score for 15 Year-Olds at 2012 Plantations Junior Golf Tour Tournament
Boys Soccer Team Honored by Faribault Fire Department Patent pending for Rescuing a Faribault Resident A "Showcase Artist" in the 2012 Minnesota Varsity Competition Soloist with Minnesota 2012 Singapore Ladies Figure Skating National Champion Orchestra in 2012 11th Place Finisher in Minnesota State Golf Tournament 18 Soccer Student Athletes committed to Colleges on National Signing Day 2012 Semi-finalist of Classical Singer competition One U.S. Naval Academy Enrollee Highest Minnesota Student for the American Individual Mathematics Exam
Thailand National Level 4 Ladies Figure Skating Champion 2012 Thai Scholar 13000 Eggs Hunted in 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt 12th Place Finisher in Two All-Academic Basketball Team Members U.S. Figure Skating Eastern Sectionals
Commencement Shattuck - St. Maryâ€™s
Speaking to his fellow graduates, Class Valedictorian Mark Gormley ’12, offered the following perspective: “Whether we all show up to cheer on a hockey team for a big home game or give a standing ovation after hearing a breathtaking piano performance, I feel a sense of support and unity at our school. Because we each work hard in our particular area of expertise, we are able to recognize and respect the great amount of hard work that our peers must put in to achieve success. I have learned so many important lessons from all of you. You are what make our school so unique, and your influence has made me more committed to my schoolwork, soccer, and everything I do.”
Mark Gormley, Class of 2012 Valedictorian
— A toast to the faculty from Carter Lukenda ’12 “Before high school, you have no idea what to expect. Every kid has seen the TV shows and movies that portray the teachers as miserable beings whose sole purpose is to make life difficult for the students. I remember driving under the Arch for the very first time, full of anxiety and uncertainty as to what lies ahead. Let’s be honest. At first, it just does not look like the most comforting place. However, what I have found at Shattuck -St. Mary's is that everything is the exact opposite. From day one, the faculty and staff here go out of their way to makes us feel as comfortable as possible. They know that being away from home is not the easiest task for a teenager. However, they quickly make us feel as if we are a part of a new home.”
Alexis Crossley ’12, Student Government President, introduced commencement speaker General Craig McKinley ’70, Chief of the United States’ National Guard Bureau. “Not only does General McKinley have a fancy job title, he flies planes too. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, and has received a number of awards throughout his military career, including the Distinguished Service Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal. General McKinley is also a member of The Joint Chiefs of Staff…. Although he has a lot of fancy titles, today we welcome him home with a title near and dear to our hearts: Shattuck alumnus General Craig R. McKinley, class of 1970.”
— A toast to the School from Lexi Bender ’12 “In 1858, there lay a small stone building in downtown Faribault; rented by the Reverend Dr. James Lloyd Breck. He used this building as a center for the education of 45 young girls and boys. We will be the 154th class to graduate since Reverend Breck began what Bishop Whipple and many other visionaries have made into the ShattuckSt. Mary's we know today. Just like the School itself, we too have evolved. Within the shadows of the Arch, we have made staggering progress in personal growth, this sprawling campus above Faribault, the perfect backdrop to pursue our passions…”
Augustana College (SD) Beloit College (WI) Boston College (MA) Boston University (MA) Bowdoin College (ME) Brown University (RI) Carnegie-Mellon University (PA) Cleveland Institute of Music (OH) Coe College (IA) The Colorado College
Creighton University (NE) Drexel University (PA) Eastman School of Music (NY) Farleigh Dickinson University (NJ) George Washington University (DC) Georgia Institute of Technology Gonzaga University (WA) Ithaca College (NY) Luther College (IA) James Madison University (VA)
Johns Hopkins University (MD) Luther College (IA) Lynn University (FL) Macalester College (MN) Marquette University (WI) Massachusetts Coll. of Pharmacy and Health Michigan State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN) Minnesota State University-Mankato Niagara University (NY)
Oxford College of Emory University (GA) United States Military Academy (NY) Pace University (NY) United States Military Academy Prep School Pennsylvania State University United States Naval Academy (MD) Richmond, the American University in University at Albany-SUNY (NY) London (UK) University of British Columbia Robert Morris University (IL) University of California-Irvine Rutgers University-New Brunswick (NJ) University of California-San Diego South Dakota State University University of Colorado-Boulder Southern Methodist University (TX) University of Hartford (CT) St. Lawrence University (NY) University of Kentucky St. Louis University (MO) University of Maine St. Paul College (MN) University of Miami (FL) Stetson University (FL) University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Trinity College (CT) University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of New Hampshire University of North Carolina-Asheville University of Southern California University of St. Thomas (MN) University of Tulsa (OK) University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-Madison Western Washington University Wheaton College (MA) Winona State University (MN) Winthrop University (SC) Yavapai College (AZ)
S S M 2012 PRODUCTIONS
MEMOIRS by Neil Simon
The spring play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, was held April 19-21. Most people think of comedies when they hear about a Neil Simon play. Brighton Beach Memoirs is one of Simonâ€™s serious plays, but it still has his comedic touch. The play is set in 1937 New York, which is on the verge of World War II. Like many of his plays, this is a family drama with a twist; two families are thrown together and forced to live under the same roof. Like any unique living arrangement, the characters must learn to adapt. The cast and support crew included a multitalented group of students and it was directed by faculty member Kevin Kennedy.
A Comedy in One Act by Pe ter Bloedel , Pl ayscripts, Inc .
The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet is a wonderful and whimsical reinvention of William Shakespeare’s classic, love story, with a twist— it’s been “seussified!” The comedy appealed to director Deb Stafford, for a number of reasons, including the following: its reference to the story of
young love, its witty humor, and its appeal to middle school ages. Being SSM’s first Middle School production, Deb wanted to give the students a memorable experience that they could use as a basis for future theatrical endeavors. She was able to work with a younger group of students who
proved to be dedicated, diligent, and enthusiastic—three great attributes! The play was held May 3-5 in Newhall Auditorium and was well-received by enthusiastic audiences. ***The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
S C H O O L N E W S AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
The End of an Era Bob Irby ’60 not in a SSM classroom? It seems as befuddling as a quadratic equation. But, it’s high time for SSM’s math master to enjoy life. It’s inconceivable to imagine Bob resting on his laurels. He and his wife Marcy are adventurous travelers and surely there will be more of that in their future. This spring there were official and unofficial moments of recognition for Bob. Perhaps one of the most spontaneous and emotion-filled moments was the final “rah, rah, rah” salute during the Upper School Awards ceremony on May 30 which was followed by a prolonged ovation. Bob was also honored at the faculty/staff end of year picnic, during which Dr. Brian Libby noted this about his long-time colleague:
Every June, the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Heads meet for a two-day retreat to share successes and challenges from the school year just concluded and envision their individual and collective futures. Nick Stoneman has been hosting this retreat at SSM for several years. This June, the group spent time meeting in Fayfield Hall. They took time to pose for a group photo in front of one of Fayfield Hall’s etched quotations by Marie Curie: “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
“Our most successful team is the Mathletes which Bob has coached since 1986. We have 26 victory plaques (20 1st place and six 2nd place) for our district with 219 student names on them.”
Deb Carpentier, Deb Wolf and Bob Irby
Over 100 years of service to SSM are represented in the contributions of Bob Irby ’60 (41), Deb Carpentier (20) and Deb Wolf. (40).
The Spirit of Bishop Whipple
Alumni gathered from the Dallas area on March 23, 2012 at the Park City Club. From left, Nick Stoneman, Shirley and Cargill Hall ’55, Jean and Dale Fuller ’51, Keltysue Cardy Harris ’64 and David McClendon ’74
The Episcopal Church of Minnesota has established a youtube channel for posting short videos on topics relating to faith and Episcopal heritage. Earlier this summer, Nick Stoneman discussed in a short video how he has been inspired by Bishop Whipple’s spirit as SSM embarks on a contemporary mission to expand globally and in many ways carry on Bishop Whipple’s vision to impact the lives of young people for the better. You can watch the video at: youtube – search – episcopalmn
S C H O O L N E W S AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
Honors Program On April 11, the seven senior Honors Program students presented their Capstone Projects to faculty and students in Newhall Auditorium. Honors Program students begin the Capstone Project process in grade 11 as they identify areas of research interest. With faculty mentorship, they devise a methodology for their research and create both a Prezi and written presentation at the conclusion of their project. This year, the research topics ranged from the significance of birth order to factors behind first language acquisition to methods for encrypting and decrypting ciphers.
Dance in New Mexico
SSM dance teachers Carrie Homuth (left) and Kendra Olson (right) meet Garret Thornburg ’64 with special guest Shirley MacLaine
Following the Capstone Project presentations, the Honors Program students gathered in Hirst Library. From left, John Lujano ’12, Honors Program advisor Pat Schaefer, Johanna Ruby ’12, Jun Ho Lee ’12, Emma Fleming ’12, Hyun Joon Lee ’12, Lily Jilk ’12, Mark Gormley ’12 and Associate Head of School Matt Ruby.
Dr. Margaret Fuller
Dr. Margaret Fuller, daughter of trustee emeritus Jack Fuller ’40, visited SSM for the first time on Wednesday. She was invited to address the students in the BioScience program. Dr. Fuller is a developmental biologist and is the Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University. Her research is focused on stem cells and the mechanisms that regulate them. Her parents, Jack and Nancy Fuller, joined her on campus.
Catherine Oppenheimer, cofounder of NDI-NM, with Kendra Olson and Carrie Homuth
On May 5, the National Dance Institute-New Mexico (NDI-NM) held its annual Santa Fe Gala featuring the music of Motown with a theme of “Dancing in the Street.” SSM dance teachers, Kendra Olson and Carrie Homuth, attended the event and were “completely overwhelmed” by the dance performances at the gala as well as the overall mission and expansiveness of the NDI-NM program. The annual event has a SSM connection – Garrett Thornburg ’64 sits on the board of NDI-NM and his spouse, Catherine Oppenheimer is its co-founder. Staff members at the Dance Barns have been particularly welcoming to dance faculty from SSM over the years. Kendra and Carrie toured the complex in Santa Fe and learned more about their multi-faceted programs targeted not only to young people but also to teachers and adults. NDI-MN has grown from serving 100 children in 1994 to 6,600 children today. They run programs in 79 public elementary schools throughout the state, serving a predominantly low income population. In 2010, Ms. Oppenheimer founded the New Mexico School for the Arts, which is a private/ public partnership with an art educational institution and a state charter high school. The school received an “A” from the New Mexico Public Education Department for the 2011-12 school year.
Kendra Olson and Carrie Homuth outside the Dance Barns in Santa Fe
"NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives." The NDI-NM Mission
Boys Prep Wins 8th Title They did it again. And, it never gets old! The Boys Prep team won their eighth Tier I U18 USA Hockey National Championship title since 1999. This time it was on April 1, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. They defeated the LA Jr. Kings 2-1 in the final game and wrapped up their winning season with a 50-5-2 record.
Female Player of the Year in Nova Scotia
2011-12 Boys’ Prep Team
Alexis Crossley ’12 was selected Hockey Nova Scotia's Female Player of the Year and was awarded the Ricoh Award for Top Female Team Athlete of the Year in the province. She also played for Team Canada which won gold at the women’s world championships in April. Alexis will be attending and playing hockey for the University of New Hampshire in the fall. Alexis Crossley ’12
Minnesota is Wild about Zach!
It was even better than hot dogs and apple pie! The fireworks on the 4th of July weren’t just in the sky. The buzz ignited immediately with the holiday announcement that Zach Parise ’02 had chosen the Minnesota Wild as his next NHL home. In one of the most talked about sports coups ever, the Minnesota Wild managed to not only entice favorite son Parise, but nearby Wisconsin neighbor Ryan Suter. The two players signed identical packages and committed to 13-year contracts with the Wild. Welcome home, Zach!
SSM Four Sabres Selected in
The 2012 NHL Draft, held in Pittsburgh in late June, brought pride to SSM. Four recent graduates were selected. It’s a thrill for the players and their families, but an equally huge thrill for the School, the coaches and all the people who love and support Sabre hockey. Congratulations!
Teddy Blueger ’12 (Center)
John Draeger ’12 (Defenseman)
Zach Stepan ’12 (Center)
Hunter Fejes ’12 (Left Wing)
Riga, Latvia Attended SSM for four years. Will play at Minnesota State Mankato next season. 2nd round, 52nd overall Pittsburgh Penguins
Faribault, Minn. Attended SSM for six years. Will play at Michigan State next season. 3rd round, 68th overall Minnesota Wild
Hastings, Minn. Attended SSM for four years. Will play for the USHL Waterloo Black Hawks next season and Ohio State in the fall of 2013. 4th round, 112th overall Nashville Predators
Anchorage, Alaska Attended SSM for five years. Will play for Colorado College next season. 6th round, 178th overall Phoenix Coyotes
Sabre Golfers Make it to State Sydney Brickey ’13 and Carter Lukenda ’12 participated in the Minnesota Class AA State Golf Tournament held at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, Minn. June 12-13. Both of them qualified for the State Tournament by way of a Sub-Section and Section golf tournament. Carter Lukenda ’12
In his first appearance at the State Tournament, Carter posted rounds of 79-85 (164) to finish tied for 62th place. Sydney made her second appearance at the State Tournament and posted rounds of 86-78 (164) to finish in a tie for 14th place. Not only did she improve her performance from last year’s event where she finished in 22nd place, she also posted her first score in the 70’s during competition. Sydney received some notice at the tournament for having switched from playing right-handed to left-handed this year. The switch occurred last summer back home in Port Huron, Michigan where she conferred with her grandpa and he declared her a lefty. The switch appears to have helped. Congratulations to both Carter and Sydney for their outstanding play this past season and for representing themselves and our school so well at the State Tournament.
Sydney Brickey ’13
An Invitation from your
SSM Parents' Association Lisa Westphal, President, SSM Parents’ Association 2012-13 An Invitation from Your SSM Parents’ Association
“As the parent of a currently enrolled student, you officially become a member of the Parents’ Association. There are no dues, no mandatory meetings or commitments, but rather an open-ended invitation to join us in one of the many ways we are working together to enhance each student’s experience at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. We value your insight, your life experience, your passion, your commitment to your child and we welcome your involvement, whether large or small.” When our family joined SSM five years ago, I read these words and wondered, “What insight, life experience, or passion do I have that could make a difference at SSM? I’m sure other people are much more qualified or interesting than me!” At first, I didn’t do anything…mainly because I was overwhelmed with trying to get familiar with a new school, the faculty & staff, the curriculum and programs, and other families. I think this is a common feeling for many of us. Volunteering takes time, energy, and sometimes, money. It can make us do and see new things that can be challenging or take us out of our comfort zone. So, why put yourself “out there”? The answer is pretty simple: to make a difference where someone or something needs your help. You might be asking yourself “What’s in it for me?” The answer is, plenty! Here are some ways that giving to SSM rewards me:
• Enriches the educational experience for our family • Provides a sense of community through interaction with faculty and staff • Keeps us knowledgeable about school activities and opportunities • Helps us make new friends • Uses my mind and creativity • Helps me stay active, and therefore, healthier • Allows me to make connections with people from other parts of the world • Builds confidence and self-esteem • Helps me spend time doing what makes me happy • Provides a sense of satisfaction at getting things done and making a difference • Builds skills and experience • Keeps life fun! Being a volunteer gives as much good stuff to you as it does the people you’re trying to help! Statistics show that people who volunteer lead richer, happier, more satisfying lives than those who don’t volunteer. You might be asking yourself the same thing I did five years ago, “How can I make a difference?” Some of you may want to start off small by volunteering to help with a specific task: helping at registration, stuffing envelopes for the auction mailings, helping with auction setup/cleanup, helping decorate the campus for Fall Family Weekend and Christmas, distributing snacks to the students after finals (just to name a few). There might be some of you who want to play a larger role and join the Parents’ Association Board. The main thing to remember, as in most of life’s experiences, you get out of it what you put in to it! It is my hope that you will want to enrich the educational experience for your child and family, and contribute to the growth and development of SSM. Please consider this your invitation to take an active part in your Parents’ Association. If you are interested in one of the many volunteer opportunities or becoming a member of the 2012-2013 Parents' Association Board, please contact Lisa Westphal firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the many ways to participate in our Shattuck-St. Mary’s community.
Distinguished Alumni Awards A l umni Association
The Shattuck-St. Maryâ€™s School Alumni Association presented its Distinguished Alumnus Awards at its annual meeting on June 9. The awards have, for the last 60 years, been given to members of the association who have provided outstanding service to the School or to their community and are reserved for those alums who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their chosen occupation.
Service to the School
Bill Bevan â€™62 was back on campus to celebrate his 50th reunion and was recognized for his outstanding service to the School by his fellow alumni. He served as trustee from 1978-1997 and again from 2006-2009. He has been active in reunion planning and class agent work. Bill is an avid outdoorsman with boundless energy and enthusiasm for his alma mater. Thank you, Bill.
Class Agents of the Year
Each year the Alumni Association honors a class agent or agents who have done the most to help his/her class reconnect with each other and the School. This year, two individuals were recognized - Abby Carlstrom Humphrey and Bill Bevan - both members of the 50th reunion Class of 1962.
The Alumni Association recognizes Individuals who did not attend the School but who have been faithful friends of the institution. This year, two long-time staff members were recognized. Deb Wolf (left) has worked at SSM for 40 years and is currently the School's Bookkeeper. Jan Peper (right) is the School Store Manager and is one of the front-line friendly faces students interact with on a daily basis. Deb and Jan were given honorary membership in the Alumni Association.
Sharing Memories with RE U N I O N 2 012
Class of 1962, from left, Row 1: Stephanie Stephens Houston, Marty Lauterbach, Kathi Thayer Quade, Brownell Clikeman Cochran, Abby Carlstrom Humphrey, Mary Hunner Robinson, Elizabeth Sears Hager Row 2: Jane Burington Coutts, Molly Gaynor Hull Row 3: Peter Knight, Richard McAvoy, Steve Brockmann, Bill Bevan, John Roehl, Bill James, Jay Johnson Row 4: Arthur Thompson, Michael Miller, Jim Ramslund, John Baer, Paul Jeremiassen, William Lustfield Row 5: Arthur Thompson, Micheal Miller, Dan Gislason, Marshal Froker, Kurt Diesner, Joe Whitaker Row 6: John Olson, Norbert Fratt, Derek Nelson, Ed Landes, Ken Zuhur Row 7: Bill Humphrey, Steve Melander, Patrick Sherlock, John Muir
Class of 1972, from left: Cynthia Leslie Johnson, Wendy Lokken Eisenrich, Ginilu Mackay Robinson, Gretchen Hormel Davey and Susan Scott Jones
Class of 1947, from left, Front row: Barbara Jacobsen and Patricia Otto Gimm Back row: Sandy Oskamp, Bill Leach, and Paul Haglin
Geoffrey Ferster â€™57
R E U N I O N 2 012 Members of Class of 1962 , from left: Abby Carlstrom Humphrey, Jane Burington Coutts, Kathy Thayer Quade, Mary Hunner Robinson, Molly Gaynor Hull, Martha Lauterbach, Barbara Moir Condos, Stephanie Stephens Houston, Liz Sears Hager, Brownell Clikeman Cochran
Barbara Jacobsen ’47 and Patricia Otto Gimm ’47
Class of 1952 , from left: Row 1: Sally Judd Wagner, Carolyn Mockler Budd, Sally Jaffray Brown Row 2: Susan Rossberg DeSimone, Mary Weinberg Galloway, Georgia Hudson Henry, Sara Stone Jones Row 3: Gary Flakne, Peter Purdum, Henry Kinney Row 4: Darby Strong,Jack Latta, Russell Moe
Class of '94 alums, from left: Nicole Glover Stroud, Kristen Treadway Koch, Sara Huntley and Rachel Bixler Daughters' Tea, Class of 1952, left side: William Budd (spouse), Carolyn Mockler Budd, Sally Jaffray Brown, Standing in back: Susan Rossberg DeSimone, Georgia Hudson Henry and Lourse DeMar Roe is seated. Right side: Vince DeSimone (spouse), Sara Stone Jones, Sally Judd Waggoner, Mary Weinberg Galloway
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Class of 1967, from left, Front row: Michael Miller, Lynda Lucas Fabian, Eric Johnson Back row: Scott Biesanz and Ralph Taeger From left: Elizabeth Hagge Beattie ’82, Susan Cramer Diamond ’82, Phil Trout ’73 and Hatsue Suzuki ’82
Class of 1972, from left, Row 1: Cynthia Leslie Johnson, Wendy Lokken Eisenrich, Gretchen Hormel Row 2: Ginilu Mackay Robinson, Keilty Carver Sebastian, Susan Scott Jones Row 3: David Weber and Marvin Barnes Back row: Jeff Collins, Hugh Severson and Mike Sooy Class of 2002, from left: Laura Lankton, Betsy Clevenstine and Lauren Myers
Paul Michaelson ’77 and Cathy O'Connor Michaelson ’77
"Concerned" onlookers at the Old Shads' Drill (many of whom had spouses marching) Anne Jeremiassen and Lonnie Schroeder, Director of Institutional Advancement
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Class of 1997, from left: Katie Scurry O'Brien, Julie Jacobs Lacouture, Luke McCusker and Rob White
Class of 2002, from left, Front row: Shae Desotell, Ruth Sudderth and Keith Pflager Middle: Lauren Myers Back row: Steve Van Pelt and Brian Freeman Class of 1992, from left, Front row: Jana Schweitzer Brem, Oleg Stepanov Back row: Dan Van Gilder, Dan Dixon and Matt Andrew
Luke Sharpe ’62 and Ed Landes ’62
Class of 1982, from left, Row 1: Paul Foderick, Haysue Suzuki Row 2: Bob Meyer, Karyn Rudnick, Sally Lightner, Suzanne Cramer Diamond Row 3: Saul Wolf, Elizabeth Hagge Battie, Matt Marta
Class of 1967, from left: John "Ole" Olson, Ralph Taeger, Scott Biesanz, Eric Johnson and Michael Miller Shae Desotell ’02 and Devin Fell ’02
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Class of 2002, from left: Chelsea Sommers, Keith Pflager, Lindsay Tilbury Cyr, Ryan Kehoe, Karen Kehoe (spouse), Devin Fell, Michelle Horrigan Roberts Class of 2002, from left: Ruthie Sudderth, Joe Shannon, Chelsea Sommers and Jessica Kovacevich
Class of 1982, standing from left: Elizabeth Hagge Battie, Suzanne Cramer Diamond, Karyn Rudnick, Sally Lightner, Jill Bryand Gage and Matt Marta. Seated in front is Hatsue Suzuki
As a kick-off to Reunion Weekend, the extended family of Pam Andreas â€™62 gathered at SSM to participate in the dedication of the Pam Andreas Outdoor Classroom (just east of Fayfield Hall), the Pam Andreas Conference Room in Fayfield Hall and the Andreas House for senior girls (the former Old Rectory on the Upper School campus). Pam's classmate and childhood friend Abby Carlstrom Humphrey â€™62 spoke as did Pam's brother David Andreas. Pictured above are Pam Andreas' children, grandchildren and members of the Carlstrom family with Abby and Bill Humphrey.
R E U N I O N 2 012 2012 Old Shads Drill
Joe Whitaker ’62 prepares to lead the Old Shads
Paul Haglin ’47 and Sandy Oskamp ’47 Class of 1962, from left: Norbert Fratt, Jim Ramsland, Derek Nelson and Bill Humphrey
From left: George Dane ’40, John Dane ’43 and Paul Haglin ’47
From left: Peter Purdum ’52, David Cline ’52 (summer school) and Jack Latta ’52
Class of ’62 Shads having a great time together
Annual Fund Contest Winners
There was definitely “fun” in this year’s Annual Fund Contest as the “Class of 2012” made its way around the world to Afghanistan, Costa Rica and even a swimming pool in Chicago. The challenge was to collect the four pieces to the Class of 2012 puzzle and then display the completed picture in the most creative location, with the most SSM alumni present, with the best essay or poem, in the most exotic location and as part of the best display. This year’s winner was Lynda Field Schlukebier ’83 and there were other very creative entries. Thank you to those who participated in this very Fun contest! Lynda Field Schlukebier ’83 – Multiple Categories
Poem in the framed art from Lynda... Shattuck-St. Mary’s Marcy and Bob Irby ’60 number of alumni
This assignment initially gave us pause, But we took the challenge to promote the cause.
(Marcy created a Powerpoint presentation that showed various doors within the School that had been home to Bob’s students over his 41 years of teaching – thus implying a great number of alumni!)
The thrill of the journey should be the goal, An eye on the prize will poison the soul. We had nothing to prove, no lower to go, As our grades were final a long time ago. Our personal growth is why we now strive, Brewed some strong coffee, attempted all five. The first task required a setting to find, Hence the clock tower struck our conscious mind. Number two called for a unique display, We compiled this art, sent it your way. We looked for old friends to complete number three, But alas, only two of us would agree. This amateur verse fulfills question four, Yet teachers may find the quality poor. The word “global” in five compelled us to plan, So, we sent this picture to Afghanistan.
Jay Johnson ’62 Creative Location
This poem may generate faculty pains, But they should know, our loyalty remains. Though Alums may be gone and living their lives, Our Shattuck-St. Mary’s school spirit still thrives.
Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez ’83 shared this photo from Costa Rica where she was touring with a group of nine students. The photo was taken in the reserve at Punta Leon near the Pacific Ocean. Tracey wrote, “As I look at the faces of all the SSM Class of 2012 students, I am certain that they all have wonderful stories to tell of their experiences at Shattuck-St. Mary's... I'm looking forward to my 30th reunion next June 2013!”
Mike Daley ’68 – Location: Chicago
Jessica Madole ’95 Multiple Categories
Tamara Kloeckl Nelsen ’80 Location: Washington, D.C. Ode to Shattuck-St. Mary's Maita Gasser Houpis ’51 Multiple Categories
….Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve Before we hear the motto, we've reached life's educational grotto: Shattuck-St. Mary's. Central to this cave of sorts, is the rock of our support: The Arch. Through the Arch each we enter, from it we depart, onward into service…. Rich in friendship, sport and art. ….Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve Spanning a space and supporting a load, what weight our Arch has born! Students, teachers, parents, friends, and too young soldiers mourned. Like a puzzle piece it stands, touching hearts and minds and hands, Etched in each one's memory, like a mental canopy. Reflected in photo, song and art, the Arch remains, when we depart…. There to greet us each return, like the motto we have learned ….Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
Hugh Wooldridge ’55 – number of alumni
We have given, we have served, some far more than they deserved… Still each day the Arch reminds us, of the ties that mold and bind us, To this school we love so dear, and the duty it holds dear. Though we may be far or near, each new student, each new year, Rise victorious, have no fear…. ….Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
— Tamara Kloeckl Nelsen ’80
The 2011-12 Board of Trustees April 26-29, 2012 Meeting
David McClendon ’74 (center) was thanked by the Board of Trustees at their April meeting for his many years of service on the Board. His volunteerism on behalf of SSM continues as he currently serves as President of the SSM Alumni Association Board. Board Chair Ed Carpenter ’60 and Nick Stoneman thank David.
During every spring Board of Trustees meeting, former trustees are welcomed to campus. This past April there were familiar faces back to catch up and enjoy a weekend on campus. Pictured from left are the Board's Honorary Chair, The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, Linda Stone Dasher ’56, Jack Fuller ’40, Hugh Wooldridge ’55, Scott Kramer ‘58, Bill Bevan ‘62 and current Board of Trustees Chair Ed Carpenter ’60.
SSM Board of Trustees, from left, Row 1: past parent Kristin Dahl, Katherine Porter ’04 Row 2: The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, Anne Cosgriff ’87, Lisa Westphal (Parents’ Association President), Elizabeth Sears Hager ’62, Ed Carpenter ’60 Row 3: Perry Mead ’66, Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62, Lara Lord ’79, Dan Gislason ’62 Row 4: David McClendon ’74, Brant Barr ’73, Kim Peterson ’67 Row 5: Rich Nicoll ’70, Mike Daley ’68, John Thomas ‘74 Not pictured: Sam O'Brien ’71, Stephen Wendfeldt ’65, Jim White ’52, John Agbaje ’05 and Tim Church ’68
Discover the Benefits of a Planned Gift! Shattuck-St. Mary’s School exists today because people like you, who studied and flourished here, have kept the School in their hearts and supported it financially through the years. This legacy of giving and belief in the future of our special school is exemplified in those alumni, parents, and friends who have remembered SSM through planned giving. Is it time for you to discover the benefits of a planned gift? Sometimes it’s difficult to balance our charitable goals with our budgets – especially when we’re all paying closer attention to the dollars we spend and our loved ones’ security. But planned gifts offer many different options, making it easier to align your giving goals with your financial and estate plans. While the primary purpose of a planned gift is to help your favorite charitable cause like Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, these gifts may also allow you and your loved ones to enjoy financial benefits. Planned gifts can be made now to immediately support our needs, or they can be enacted upon your death as a final way to leave your legacy. Consider these options: A gift in your will or revocable living trust. Known as a bequest, this form of giving is accomplished by working with your attorney to include a few simple sentences called bequest language, in your will or living trust. If you’re interested in this option, contact us for our official wording. A gift of your retirement plan assets. By naming us as the primary beneficiary on the designation form for a percentage (1-100) of your account’s final value, you can make a tax-wise gift to support our work after your lifetime. A gift of appreciated stock, mutual fund shares or other property. If you donate appreciated property to SSM that you have held longer than one year, you completely eliminate the capital gains tax. We can sell the property tax-free. In addition, you receive a charitable deduction on your income tax for the full fair market value of the asset up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, when you itemize on your tax return. A gift that provides you with income for life. Through a life income gift, you make a gift and in return, you and, if you desire, someone else receive income for life. After your lifetime and that of the other person you choose, the remaining balance of your gift supports Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Why choose a planned gift? By including a gift as part of your overall estate or financial plans, depending on the gift arrangement you choose, you can: • Feel secure about the future of your loved ones. • Maintain control of your assets for life. • Receive substantial tax benefits. • Give more than you ever thought possible. To learn more about the benefits of gift planning and giving options that could work for you, please go to the School’s website, click on Support SSM and go to the Planned Giving site. You can also call Lonnie Schroeder in the Advancement Office at 1-888-729-4946.
Your Invitation to Join the Alumni Association Board
Every student who has ever attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, whether he or she graduated or not, is a member of the Alumni Association, an organization that began on June 18, 1879 by Harry Whitney, Class of 1871, for which the Memorial Arch is named. It was his intentions then, as it is ours now, that all alumni would seek a closer contact with the School and its classmates. Is it time for you to take the first step to influence S-SM’s future and serve? Would you like the opportunity to develop new programs and services at S-SM and become more familiar with your School’s mission? It is estimated that the Association has well over 6,000 members at this time. Volunteering your talent and time is an incredible way to contribute to your alma mater. The Alumni Board, which is the governing body of the Association, is now accepting nominations for membership onto the Board, to be elected to a two-year term by the Association during Reunion Weekend in June. Travel to and from campus is not a requirement. All we ask is that you have a willingness to serve your fellow alums and help direct the School on its successful mission providing one of the elite secondary educational experiences unequaled at other similar institutions. The Alumni Board provides a channel for communication between the alumni and the School, oversees the direction of alumni organizations and programs, provides the means for examination of School policies and maintains the importance of financial support to the Annual Fund. It works on planning events, such as Reunion Weekend, the annual All School Day of Service (typically held in September), as well as planning local alumni gatherings in your city or state. It works closely with the Advancement Office to insure accurate and timely communication with alumni. If you’re prepared to give back to the Shattuck-St. Mary’s alumni community in a meaningful, hands-on way, or know of someone who might be, then we encourage you to express your desire to serve by sending an e-mail to the attention of David McClendon, S-SM Alumni Association President (email@example.com) today!
Nominations Welcomed The Alumni Association is currently seeking nominees for Honorary Membership status, Class Agent of the Year award and the Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award. Honorary Membership is the Association’s way of recognizing outstanding service to the School by individuals who were not students at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The Class Agent of the Year award, established in June 2010, is presented to those Class Agents who have done an exemplary job in keeping their classmates aware of class news and updating the School with any changes to classmates’ contact information. The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the second highest award given by S-SM, is reserved for those members of the alumni who have demonstrated the highest level of service and accomplishment in their careers, to their community or to the School. Due to the nature of these awards, detailed supporting information should accompany the nomination(s). If you would like to recommend someone for either Honorary Alumni status, Class Agent of the Year or the Distinguished Alumnus Award, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the reasons why your nominee should be so recognized. Nominations are welcome at any time during the year but must be received no later than March 31, 2013 to be considered for this school year.
The Officers of the SSM Alumni Association Board President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David McClendon ’74 Vice President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heidi Mathews Kapacinskas ’86 Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Hawkins-Fazio ’99
Committee Chairs Admissions & Recruiting. . . . . . . . . Class Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nominating & Recognition . . . . . . . Regional Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diane Evans Arnold ’60 Maggie Osterbauer ’03 Julia Elizabeth Komanecky ’97 Jeremiah Hawkins ’96 Heidi Mathews Kapacinskas ’86 Marc Helgeson ’66 Chuck Pitte ’74
Board Members: Elinor Arnott Agustsson ’50, John Baird ’62, Sara Whelan Benedict ’97, Kevin Blake ’79, Stephen Brockmann ’62, Jeff Collins ’72, Lisa Boyle Girouard ’88, Marc Helgeson ’66, George King ’65, Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez ’83, Anne Silge Merz ’75, Stephen Olson ’79, William Pitte ’76, Corbin Smith ’61, Phil Trout ’73, John Van Dyke ’63, Nicole Willis-Grimes ’93 * Names in bold print indicate new members elected to the Board in June 2012.
Celebration of Lives Well-Lived This spring and summer, two beloved alumni were remembered with on-campus services at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Their lives were celebrated by family, classmates, neighbors and their many friends from SSM.
Jim “Abe” Coman ’41 Abe died on January 13, 2012. His life was celebrated on April 27.
Nick and Vicky Stoneman with Chris Coman, granddaughter Emerson, son Chase and Perrin Coman
Linda Stone Dasher ’56, Nancy and Jack Fuller ’40 with Chris and family
Jim Hauschild ’55 Jim died on February 26, 2012. His life was celebrated on June 23.
Jim’s “celebration of life” service brought SSM alumni together from many places. They gathered on the steps of Shumway Hall with his wife Brenda Parkinson Hauschild ’55 and granddaughter Kelly McGowan Grantham ’00.
Classmates of Jim’s lockstep into the chapel
Following the service, there was a monarch release on the Parade Field with Jim’s grandchildren and wife Brenda.
C L A S S N O T E S F R O M S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
In Memoriam Annette Twitchell Whiting ’33 April 19, 2012
Ivan Bowen II ’37 April 6, 2012
Hugo Schnabel ’38 March 10, 2012
John M. Ward ’39 April 8, 2012
Audrey “Jane” Robinson James ’41 December 12, 2011
Lois Christensen Yates ’44 May 12, 2012
Dr. Fulton W. Fite ’46 June 10, 2012
James C. Olson ’46 May 15, 2012
Anker P. Henningsen ’46 May 25, 2012
Ward K. Pollard ’50 March 14, 2012
Robert L. Hinrichs ’56 May 11, 2012
Laurence R. Dry, Jr. ’57 May 17, 2012
Jean Voss Dawes ’58 June 30, 2011
Richard B. Cray, Jr. ’72 May 9, 2012
Catherine Woodmansee ’76 April 19, 2012
Thomas D. “Danny” Pyle ’81 April 1, 2012
Martin Gunderson ’85 May 23, 2012
Martha Robbins Black PF July 12, 2012
In April, 2011, Jack Mitchell had two granddaughters’ marriages one week apart. One was married in Mesa, AZ and the other in Chicago. Needless to say, they had a busy ten days. Jane Clapp Towne is still acting as Deacon as she is scheduled. She had two graduations this spring – a grandson graduating from Law School in San Diego and a granddaughter from High School. She is 85 now and may have to cut down a bit.
In a recent election, Robert Aurner was elected District Commander for United States Power Squadrons covering 800 member boaters in Northern California. “A heady experience wielding the gavel at 85 years of age!”
Patricia Brown writes: "We continue to enjoy living in a retirement home in Bowling Green, KY. Our oldest daughter lives nearby. She and her husband are very helpful and companionable. We have 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren so we have lots of company."
John Gilbert and his wife, Mary, continue to enjoy the amenities and their friends in Sun River, OR. They visit their sons in northern CA and the wine country annually. They hope to visit the SSM campus soon.
Karen Aust writes that her husband and fellow classmate Lee is suffering in the aftermath of a second stroke. Lee is identified in the yearbook by his friendly disposition, delightful Southern manners and an aversion to northern winters. Karen mentions that Lee liked to wear his class ring and read The Arch for news of his classmates. Arnold Souba, as one ancient mariner to another, wishes happy birthday to all his classmates hitting their "Elegant Eighty" milestone this year. Mac McCaffery writes that his son Todd has been nominated for appointment to Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. Should the nomination go through, Mac says the Class of 1950 can count two generals in the "fifty-family" (if Bud agrees).
Elinor Arnott (Schaub) Agustsson’s favorite classes and activities in school were "English and gym (all sports) and Wooden Soldiers Drill Team. I loved St. Mary's all four years. My classmates were like sisters to me and we have remained good friends. Thanks for keeping us together with Class Notes.” Ruth Mary Pasco Race reports she has raised a family, maintained contact with Rhoda Glad Pavek and Peggy Thorpen Molesworth, owned a real estate company in Chicago and traveled to China and Egypt. “My favorite classes while at school were science - Mrs. Shelton, English - Mrs. Smith, history - Mrs. Moorehouse.” Ann Haakinson Royer, married to Henry Royer, has two children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. “Henry is a semiretired banker. I am an artist who works as a painter and I make sculpture, some of which are large bronzes and are in public and private spaces. I am still working. Cheers to all." Janet Thexton Jackson says the highlights of her life so far are being married to a wonderful man for 60 years, seeing both sons become successful pilots, selling Arabians overseas and volunteering in the community (in that order). “My favorites at St. Mary’s were English with Marjorie Smith, field hockey and learning to understand my duty to my friends and humanity.” David Branger was busy gardening this spring - lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe, potatoes, green beans, squash, okra and lots of rose bushes. He spent the winter in Miles City, MT as his wife Marge was having chemotherapy. “We need rain desperately as the cattle are all turned out for the summer. Will brand the calves next week.” Tom Tincher blames global warming for the fact that his maple syrup making enterprise in Wisconsin failed this year for the first time since 1982. Tom says "we always run the same week each year. It was too warm this year for the process to work." Tom consoled himself by opening up a new exhibit of ten miniature rooms in the Lake Bluff History Museum and completing a year-long restoration ecology project in the county forest preserve. He also coordinated a PTSD service dog program for his Legion Post and was looking forward to working on a 4th of July parade float and a family reunion.
C L A S S N O T E S F R O M S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S Bill Eccles says he can't find the word "retirement" in the dictionary—“I'm having too much fun continuing to do professor work, which in these two years is introducing new and expanded lab techniques at the Air Force Academy to bring the cadets far forward in hands-on experiences in their EE courses.” Gretchen "Dutch" Wilson, speaking for Tom, says he always said his best remembered moments at Shattuck were out on the dance floor, swimming and “all the girls I knew at St. Mary’s.” Dart Whitmore remembers he took four years of Latin with Dr. Wilhem and learned a great deal. “My saddest time was returning to Shattuck and finding he was in a Care Home. I went there and saw this great man sitting in a wheel chair starring at a blank wall. He didn’t even know I was there.”
Trustee John Thomas ’74 shared this photo from a July 13th meeting at the NHL Washington Capitals office in Arlington, VA. From left: Chris Detmer, George McPhee (General Manager of the Washington Capitals), John Thomas ’74 and current parent Pete McArdle.
Dennis Wohlford visited Chile and Argentina last year. This year, they returned to Argentina for fishing, bird hunting, a visit to Iquazu Falls, and to spend time in the great city of Buenos Aries. Jon Schneidler writes “I will miss my old roomie Larry Dry. A great guy. (Larry died May 17, 2012.) We had a great visit with Dick and Carol Peterson at their lovely home in Florida.”
A. Ruric “Tic” Todd is fully enjoying retirement with too many hobbies – building guitars, a 1953 MCTD, fly fishing, antique gun collection, and avocational archeology to name a few. Their sixth grandchild just arrived in May. They are enjoying life in North Dakota and Coretez, Colorado where they have a small spread.
A group of Saints gathered for lunch on June 6th. They are l-r around the table: Libby Schultz Armstrong ’64, Claricy Smith ’63, Patty Hurd ’61, Sarah Anderly Rademacher ’65, Mary Lou Wood Lamain ’63, Lynn Schwarz Davis, ’64, Pam Bedford Whitaker ’64 and Sharon Hoffman Avent ’64.
Pam Bedford Whitaker ’64, Joe Whitaker ’62 and Sarah Hiltabrand Sporrer ’64. Pam and Sarah were roommates at St. Mary’s Hall and this was a reunion after 20+ years.
Cargill Hall ’55 was the recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2012 History Manuscript Award for the manuscript entitled, “Ace of Chaos: Frank G. Tinker and the Air War In Spain.” The award is presented for the best historical manuscript dealing with the science, technology, and/or impact of aeronautics and astronautics on society. Cargill is the Emeritus Chief Historian for the National Reconnaissance Office. He received the award at a luncheon on January 10th.
Jim Rule was granted the degree of Doctor of Ministry at the graduation ceremony of the School of Theology, Sewanee (University of the South), May 11, 2012. David Anderson wrote a book titled On Wall Street, Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan 1980-2000. It was published in October 2012 by George F. Thompson Publishing.
This group of long-time friends and Saints was taken a few years ago at an annual birthday lunch. Ellie Arnott Agustsson ’50 sent in the picture with the following note: “We were all friends in grade school. Ann Chesley Thomas ’50 (center) is deceased but the remaining four friends still meet about three times a year for lunch.” They are l-r: Elinor Arnott Agustsson ’50, Rhoda Glad Pavek ’50, Ann Chesley Thomas ’50 (deceased), Harriet Yarger Young ’50 and Beverly Jackson Smiley ’50.
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Former faculty member Janette Gould Martin ’75, former parent Junmei Cai and Dannienna Sun ’73 met in Newport Beach for lunch and shopping in late May.
Bill James is still living and working in Missoula as a hospital pharmacist. He is hoping to head towards retirement at the end of this year.
Harrison Cass, Jr. retired again in June 2011. His last position was Interim Superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools in Nebraska. This one-year post concluded a 38-year career in public education.
Helen Elizabeth Andrews, daughter of Barb Lauerman Andrews ’93 and husband Phil, was born on June 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19.75 inches. Barb reports that the “delivery was smooth and we are over the moon! What an amazing blessing she is!” On May 27th, former faculty member Jon Freeman completed his 100th marathon in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He was accompanied by his wife and running buddy, Phyllis. The week prior he had attempted his 100th at Green Bay (surrounded by a large group of family and friends) but was derailed when the race organizers closed the course about two hours into the event due to high heat. Even though it was just he and Phyllis, Jon was upbeat about his 100th, “It was a great day for running (unlike Green Bay). Fun race surrounded by mountains, but a fairly flat course.” Congratulations Jon!
Owen Jones spent 13 months at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica supporting scientific research as part of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Program. He regrets he missed his 40th reunion because of this assignment and sends his regards to his classmates.
Mary Ellen Doucette-Lundstrom writes that by the end of the year (2012) she will be retiring after 22 plus years with the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons as a supervisory attorney. She has worked at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, IN since 2005.
1981 John Van Pelt ’99 and Cally Bartley were married in September 2011 in Cozumel, Mexico. The couple currently lives in Denver where John works as a process engineer. He graduated from Columbia University in May with his masters in chemical engineering. The “Farm to Table” movement is alive at the local co-op, Good Earth Market (GEM) in Billings, MT. Anne Prussing Stapleton ’64 and Daryl Beam ’64 were dining at one of GEM’s Sunday Suppers showcasing local products, local producers and local chefs.
Michael Miller is enjoying the semi-retired life after a 20-year Navy career (retired as a Lieutenant Commander in June 1988) followed by a 21 ½ year career at the University of Kansas (retired in July 2011 after working as an assistant Director in Facilities Operations.) Michael now works a couple of days a week at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, KS and plays on his days off.
Chris Silge writes "I now manage the Client Service Team in the Partnership Services Center for Alternative Investments at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in their Chicago office. I attended the Shattuck-St. Mary's Alumni Hockey event in January and got my old No. 20 jersey (Gump) signed by Jonathan Toews. All he said was, "Wow, that's a throwback!" Guess that showed my age. Of course, the last time I wore that jersey, Toews wasn't even born."
Nick Cobbett writes “The Class of 1985 holds the family and friends of Martin Gunderson in their hearts. We’ll miss our dear brother. Peace Martin.”
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Megan Trout has been working at Target Corporation as a sourcing services business analyst since March 2012.
Gabrielle Mazade will be completing a master of Nursing Program at Rush University Medical Center. Her graduation is in August 2012.
Stephen Hickey has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville and their D1 hockey program, which is unique in that it is the only D1 hockey program in the southern U.S. and competes as an independent.
Martha Robbins Black St. Mary’s Hall Headmistress 1954 – 1966 Former St. Mary’s Hall Headmistress, Martha Robbins Black, died on July 12, 2012 at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, Virginia. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday on September 12, 2012. “Miss Robbins,” as she was known to the St. Mary’s students served as Headmistress from 1954 – 1966. She dedicated her career to various administrative positions in collegiate and secondary schools. She later married Roland Newbury Black who preceded her in death. Survivors include a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Norene and George L. Yowell of Nashville; three granddaughters, and three great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband and a granddaughter, Lacy Yowell Ould. A memorial service was held at Westminster Canterbury Chapel on July 18 with interment in Bergholz, Ohio, where Martha was born and raised.
Robin Schroeder, spouse of Director of Institutional Advancement Lonnie Schroeder, died on July 19, 2012 after an extended illness. He was 70 years old. A celebration of his life was held on July 27 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
On November 12, 2011, Mary Lou Wood Lamain ’63 and Pam Bedford Whitaker ’64 visited Martha Robbins Black in Richmond, Virginia and presented her with a St. Mary’s Hall gold cross.
Larry Novak retired from teaching music after 35 years and now works part-time in a group home for special need adults in Park Rapids, MN. He and his wife, Zelda, hope to visit campus this summer and relive their experiences, as well as visit old friends. Larry says, “May our Lord continue to bless the mission of the School!” Bob Barry trains goalkeepers for a club in Hawaii (Blitz FC) and will train the keepers at Husson University (Bangor, ME) from midAugust to Thanksgiving for both the men’s and women’s programs. He has also returned to throwing the discus and shot put in a masters club in Hawaii. He competed in the 2011 USA National Championships earning two bronze medals (shot and discus) for his age group. (70-74) and had the 18th best throw in the country in the discus. He will compete in the 2012 national championships in Chicago in early August.
A Hortsman and Cox hockey moment, from left: Kyle Cox, Keegan Cox, Amy Horstman Cox ’94, Ellie Horstman, Jason Horstman ’07, Sam Horstman, Jeff Hortsman ’96
Mike Archbold, spouse of former faculty member June Oliver, died of cancer on June 16. He was 67 years old. Pictured at the remembrance service, held in Enderlin, North Dakota, is Maggie Archbold '09, June Oliver and Bob Irby '60. Members of the Porter and Kozek families gathered for the baptism of Grace, daughter of Jenny Porter ’06 and Andrew Kozek, on July 20, 2012. Fr. Doyle officiated the baptism in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
Get Connected Online & in Print Networking Community Site
The Shattuck-St. Mary’s new online Alumni and Professional Networking Community Site is up and running! So don’t delay; now is the time – if you haven’t already done so – to register as a member of the Alumni Community and start connecting and networking with fellow SSM alums across the country and the world. The School has uploaded all alumni information starting with 1930 through the present in the Alumni Directory. Alums are able to update their personal directory information through a link provided on the site. Once submitted, the updated information is sent immediately to the School’s Advancement Office, whose staff will update the School’s records. The Alumni and Professional Networking Groups section of the Site aims to link alums with each other based on common professional backgrounds and interests, and is being set up to include an initial set of professional groups that mirror those contained in the School’s printed Alumni Directory, which is being updated this year. Eventually, the School’s Alumni Office also plans to include networking groups based on geographic location.
To get started, just click on “Alumni” at the top of the School’s website s-sm.org. You will be prompted from there.
Printed Alumni Directory … Coming in 2013 SSM alumni have been receiving postcard reminders to update personal and professional information for the soon-to-be printed 2013 SSM Alumni Directory. Please make sure to respond to the request for information. You are not obligated to buy a copy of the directory, but your participation will make it complete. If you would like assistance in updating your information, please contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 888-729-4946 or email Kim Bakken at Kim.Bakken@s-sm.org
SSM Reunion 2013 June 6-9, 2013
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CLASS AGENTS & REUNION COORDINATORS Are you looking for a way to reconnect with your classmates? Would you like to get involved in Shattuck-St. Mary’s community?
Consider becoming a Class Agent. Class Agents provide an important link between their classes and SSM. They assist the School in updating class rosters and locating “lost” classmates. They also share information about school events, local gettogethers, and news from campus and the current student body. Each Class Agent decides how best to communicate with his or her class. Some write periodic class letters and/or e-mails, establish a class group on Facebook, or use a combination of these methods. Some classes have more than one person sharing these duties. To be a Class Agent, one needs only to have an interest in helping classmates stay connected with each other and SSM. There are currently vacancies for Class Agents in the Classes of ’67, ’71, ’80, ’81, ’91, ’02, ’06, ’07, and ’08. Even if you think you cannot take on a long term Class Agent post, please consider volunteering to serve your class as a Reunion Coordinator. It has been shown that those classes with an involved Class Agent or a Reunion Coordinator (or both) have had more successful reunions with a higher turnout. If you want to volunteer or have questions about being a Class Agent or Reunion Coordinator please contact: Lonnie Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Osterbauer at email@example.com.
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The Class of 1962 turned out in force for their 50th reunion in June this year. If you donâ€™t quite recognize who is who after 50 years, they are identified in our Reunion coverage on page 36.