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TESTAMENT TO A TIME-PROVEN APPROACH MAKING THE MOST IMPACT
THE COUGHLIN CHARITABLE TRUST
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From the Headmaster
boy once remarked to me that the collaborative work that he had been asked to complete by one of his teachers would have been considered a violation of the Honor Code at his previous school. I found this to be a fascinating observation and a window into the paradigm shift occurring in 21st century education. What one school demands from a student to foster deeper learning and preparation for a changing world, another school penalizes as being dishonorable. Increasingly, the workplace demands collaboration on projects across networks that can span office buildings, cities, and continents. Accordingly, collaboration has been identified as a critical skill for people to learn before entering the workforce. Other skills that are increasingly valued include critical thinking, creativity, communication, character, and citizenship. These skills are not new; they are just being increasingly valued as relevant strengths to meet the demands of the information age. Does an increased emphasis of these skills translate to a complete overhaul of how schools teach young people, and render values of the past as anachronistic? I don’t believe so. Does an increased emphasis on these skills force schools to re-examine how they teach? Absolutely. The choice is not between tradition and change. Rather, schools must find ways for tradition to inform and give deeper meaning to change.
As Trinity-Pawling prepares young men to be contributing members of society amidst the challenges of an ever-changing world, we stand firmly and proudly in the nexus between tradition and innovation. Trinity-Pawling seeks to teach boys that tradition and innovation are both essential components of a thorough preparatory education for college and for life. If collaboration is a skill that must be emphasized, then how do schools teach students that copying someone else’s work is wrong, but collaborating with them on an original idea is valued? The answer to this grappling question, I believe, lies in the role of tradition in the learning environment. Integrity and respect are among the timeless, traditional values that constitute the bedrock of the Trinity-Pawling community. These values are woven into lessons taught by teachers in a variety of classrooms, including the chapel, the dormitory, on the athletic field, and at table during a sit-down meal. They are part of a larger value-system that also includes hard work, compassion, fellowship, wisdom, and faith. Importantly, these values are given context and meaning through the relationships that are forged between students and their teachers. Traditions create a learning environment that promotes greater self-awareness in the life of a boy. They will learn that leveraging their creative, critical insight with that of others to solve a problem is not dishonorable. It is an effective way to find a creative solution to a problem. They will know this because they learned the value of both collaboration and honor at TrinityPawling and understand how they can work together.
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Spring 2016 DEPARTMENTS
2 THE SCROLL Headmaster tweets from Korea… Bravo Spamalot!…Chapel Talk by Bryan Cahill ’15
5 A VIEW FROM THE HILL Andrew Masset ’67, a natural on screen…Kirk Vartan ’84 takes action for community…AJ Chan ’07 finds changemaking solutions In the Classroom: Digital storytelling with Connie Rafferty Faculty Minute: Bill Dunham, Assistant Director of Studies FEATURES
The Big Picture: Mapping the Way
30 PRIDE ATHLETICS Spring sports preview…Tom Goth ’03, National SkiMo Champion
HOW THE TENETS OF A TRINITY-PAWLING EDUCATION SET THE STAGE FOR INNOVATION
Pride Spotlight: Varsity football coach Nick LaFontaine
24 Students Drive,
34 CONNECTIONS Kevin Emore ’99, returns to deliver message on leadership…Coughlin Charitable Trust…Welcoming the Taylors around the world…Colin Dunn ’04 does the right thing
WINTER PROJECTS PROVIDE TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHING
6 Paul Rachman ’78 - Fueled by a creative passion 11 Van Metcalf on technology and teamwork
16 By the Numbers - College Bound
Giving Back Class Notes
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“Thank you Mr. Coratti for your great teachings as V-football & V-wrestling coach as well as being our dorm parent.”
— CAROLE GELINAS P'15
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— CHRISTINE LONGMORE P’17
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Canoe on Frozen Pond - Hang in there guys. Spring is just around the corner. SPRING 2016
NEWS : IN THE CLASSROOM : FACULTY MINUTE : THE BIG PICTURE
A View From The Hill
BRAVO TO THE CAST AND CREW OF SPAMALOT!
“Hysterical show! Great job, gentlemen!” — CLUETT CARLINS, FACULTY
“Likely the best production I have seen in 15 years here/ bravo!!!” —TODD HOFFMAN, DEAN OF FACULTY
“Congrats on a great show!” — REBECCA TOCCI, PHOTOGRAPHER
“What great pictures!! Great show!!”
“A Great play!”
— BARBARA BALLARD BASTIDAS P’18
— KATHERINE BEMAN BRUNO
“ EVERYTHING THE SCHOOL DID FOR
Andrew Masset ’67 and his life on screen
ME, THE PEOPLE I MET, AND THE DOORS IT OPENED UP FOR ME HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE. I AM FOREVER INDEBTED
BRYAN CAHILL ’15, CURRENTLY A FRESHMAN AT UNIVERSITY
FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS AND MEMORIES
OF VERMONT, WROTE THE FOLLOWING CHAPEL TALK FOR THE
TRINITY-PAWLING PROVIDED ME, AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TANGIBLY BESIDES A DIPLOMA, A BROADCAST TEAM CUP, A HOCKEY PUCK AND A COUPLE OF PICTURES…I HAVE SO MANY MORE INTANGIBLES, LIKE MY MEMORIES. — BRYAN CAHILL ’15, CHAPEL TALK FOR THE
TRINITY-PAWLING COMMUNITY. IT WAS DELIVERED BY DEAN OF FACULTY TODD HOFFMAN ON JANUARY 28, 2016
“Sounds like attitude to GRATITUDE, dear one.” — HOLLY HUFFMAN SCHMIDT P’15
“Attitude is everything!” —CHERYL K BROOKS
“He did a great job!” — TODD HOFFMAN, DEAN OF FACULTY
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What do Remember the Titans, Iron Man III, L.A. Law, M*A*S*H* and Days of Our Lives all have in common? Andrew Masset ’67. “I started my acting career at Trinity-Pawling as Juror #4 in Twelve Angry Men, senior year spring,” said Masset. “That’s where I caught the bug that set the course for my life.” Masset studied drama and business at University of Southern California. “With my dark hair, olive skin, and ability to imitate accents, I could play international characters. That expanded my résumé and morphed into major roles in television and film.” Acting was a natural fit for Masset. “I felt comfortable on stage and in front of the camera. My dad worked with Ford Motors when I was a kid, and we bounced from country to country. That movement allowed me to meet all sorts of people from around the world. I could mimic anyone.” After a decade in L.A., Masset went to London to study Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. “In the U.S., I thought I was a hot shot. London tore
me down then rebuilt me piece by piece. 24/7 intensive skill development: speech, movement, breathing, improv. Perfection was the goal, no second best. It was an excruciating but beautiful period that pushed me to new limits.” Masset returned to L.A. and spent the next two decades working his way up the industry. People have on average seven different careers in their lives. “As an actor, I always had a back-up plan. I worked my butt off at night as an actor and had a day job that put food on the table.” That day job involved training people how to program and run IBM systems. “I knew nothing about tech but my acting career made me adept at learning new material quickly.” “If you find something you’re good at, latch onto it,” Masset said. “Do your prep work. Studying actors made me a better actor. In my tech job, I mastered the information and became a prophet for the company.” Masset agrees that life isn’t a dress rehearsal. “You get one shot so grab anything that sounds interesting. If you don’t try, you’ll never learn. A failure makes you learn, provided you’re willing to learn from that first mistake.”
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Paul Rachman ’78 FUELED BY A CREATIVE PASSION
IF YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING YOU’RE
PASSIONATE ABOUT, AND YOU FEEL
YOU CAN FIND THE PATH TO ACHIEVE
IT, YOU’RE UNSTOPPABLE.
Paul Rachman ’78 arrived at Trinity-Pawling in the fall of 1976 after four years of boarding school in France. Though he felt like a “fish out of water” his first term at T-P, Rachman says he had no problem adapting. “I was used to conforming to school guidelines. The selfdiscipline you learn in a boarding school setting – as a core foundation – it stays with you the rest of your life.” Rachman matriculated at Boston University because he craved the excitement of a city, and because of the School’s International Relations program. In the fall of 1978, Boston was a college town exploding with music. “There was a show every night…I went a bit nuts.” By the end of his first semester he knew he needed to tap into the fortitude he had learned during his TrinityPawling days and get back on track. “I think boarding school creates a very early sense of independence. There’s that inner voice of responsibility that’s embedded. Deep inside you know there are those things that you have to do and you can’t ignore.” Fast-forward to his sophomore year when Rachman began to live his life on two tracks: International Relations student by day, emerging filmmaker by night. Rachman’s roommate that year was the concert promoter for the hardcore punk scene in Boston. Knowing he wanted to play a role in the nascent underground movement, Rachman bought a Super 8 camera and began filming the shows. “From my junior year, my goal was to direct music videos.” Rachman dove into what he loved. He attended NYU Film School during his summers, interned at cable TV companies, and worked as a production assistant on movie shoots. His first job in NYC, as an editor for low budget commercials and music videos, he would stay late at night to work on his own videos. Eventually a friend at MTV approached him about a show they were developing, “120 Minutes”, dedicated to the alternative music genre. They wanted his videos. That exposure ultimately propelled
him to Los Angeles where he became one of the industry’s top music directors working with artists such as Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Joan Jett, The Replacements, Pantera, and Bad Brains to name only a few. In 1995, Rachman began making narrative films and co-founded Slamdance Film Festival after his first Sundance rejection. Described as Sundance’s “edgier alternative” Slamdance caters to emerging filmmakers and low-budget independent films. His feature directorial debut came in 1999 with Four Dogs Playing Poker starring Balthazar Getty, Forest Whitaker, Tim Curry and Olivia Williams. His documentary American Hardcore, which chronicles the hardcore punk movement from 1978-1986, brought him back to his music video roots. The film premiered, to great acclaim, at Sundance… in 2006, was bought at the festival, and released by Sony Pictures Classics. Rachman remains heavily involved in Slamdance, and is currently juggling a number of projects. He also produces films with his wife Karin Hayes, an accomplished filmmaker. Rachman attributes part of his success to being at the right place at the right time, and to his creative passion that has fueled his entire career. But he underscores the importance of the determination and focus he learned during his Trinity-Pawling days. “I was open enough to let something affect me passionately and I had the self-discipline to stick with it.” He compares the early hardcore punk movement to the “do-it-yourself ” mentality of the current crop of millennial filmmakers with whom he has a great deal of contact due to his work with Slamdance. “I admire what they’re doing. I trust them and their instincts, and I want their energy and their dreams behind my work.” Of course, he sees that energy in himself, too. “If you can find something you’re passionate about, and you feel you can find the path to achieve it, you’re unstoppable.” FOLLOW PAUL HERE:
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Kirk Vartan ’84 EMBRACING UNCHARTED TERRITORIES For decades, a parcel of deserted farmland has sat undeveloped in the heart of Santa Clara, California, amidst massive shopping malls and office complexes. If Kirk Vartan succeeds, those six acres will become an agrihood, offering affordable housing to seniors and veterans surrounded by a thriving urban farm, rooftop and vertical gardens, and public recreational space. “We have the chance to return this property to its original function and create a community asset.” Vartan has worked tirelessly with architects, developers and local government officials to develop this vision, and his persistence has begun to generate results. “We’ve gotten beyond the what and the why and now are focused on the how.” This type of project has never been attempted in the Bay Area before. To Vartan, that’s an opportunity to create something extraordinary. “You can’t innovate if you’re always looking for reference points and precedents.” Vartan’s mission is to explore the possibilities and match them to what the community needs. “Urban sprawl has killed the single family home so now we need to develop more efficient housing which, if done right, will preserve any existing open land.” As a community activist, Vartan must negotiate among parties with opposing interests. He credits the book Getting to Yes – Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In as teaching him to communicate and facilitate these tense scenarios more effectively. “This should be required
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reading for all T-P boys,” Vartan said. “It offers ways to create win-win outcomes where both parties are focused on the merits of the end goal, not personal positions. I now look at developers not as enemies but as partners who can help us accomplish our shared vision.” “My comfort zone is living and working in uncharted territories. I gravitate toward that because there are no limitations!” That maverick outlook served him well for 20 years in the tech world. However, he always had a back pocket dream to open his own pizza shop. “I hated the lack of quality pizza in California and knew plenty of displaced New Yorkers living here who shared my sentiment.” So he left the tech world, went back to his favorite pizza joint in Manhattan, and spent a weekend studying everything Benny the pizza maker did. Vartan returned to the Silicon Valley confident he could set up shop. Knowing the 90% failure rate for restaurants in their first year only intensified his determination to succeed. A Slice of NY has been thriving in San Jose since 2006 while his second shop in Sunnyvale opened in 2011. “Trinity-Pawling fostered my confidence, and taught me perseverance. This combination empowered me to be innovative, take risks, and pursue dreams.” Who knows – that agrihood’s urban farm may provide veggies for his pizza toppings someday.
Will Estony ’17 TAKES TECHNOLOGY IN NEW DIRECTIONS
Will Estony ’17 grew up listening to the local classic rock radio station in his father’s truck. “When I was 6 years old, I was given Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits CD as a gift and listened to it all the time.” He started taking guitar lessons in the sixth grade, and now plays in Trinity-Pawling’s Jazz Band with other musicians at T-P whom he describes as geniuses. “Mr. Sutterfield and Mr. Kelsey are two very knowledgeable people who have really helped me improve… just being around them makes me a better musician.” Estony attributes his cross-country coach, Mr. McDougal, with inspiring his most valuable Trinity-Pawling lesson: ‘What do you want to be known as in this community?’ Estony’s response? “You create your own identity here: what you do, what you say, how you act.” An avid runner, Estony is captain of both the cross country and track and field teams. He is also interested in applied mathematics. Estony was introduced to computer programming in middle school, and at Trinity-Pawling he opted to take it to the next level by signing up for Introduction to Programming with Mr. Metcalf. When he had the opportunity to program his own game, he quickly realized
he wanted to incorporate his “eclectic and diverse” taste for music into his project – a game show format in which users choose between three genres: classic rock, hip hop and pop music. He used short segments from five wellknown songs in each category and then asked the user to guess the name of the song. “The project was perfect for me because not only did I get to express my taste in music, I got to do it in a new medium.” He adds, “I came up with this all on my own. I felt like I had the freedom to be creative and go where I wanted to go with it.” Estony is excited to continue his study of programming and the challenges of new complexities within the program. “It will get harder when the decisions are completely left to me; but I think that’ll be pretty cool, too.” The wheels are already turning when he imagines the creative power he will gain by learning to write code. What is Estony’s secret to success at Trinity-Pawling? Staying organized. He couldn’t help but give a shout-out to T-P’s Effort System. “Put forth the effort, and the rewards will come. It’s that simple.”
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AJ Chan ’07 PIVOTS TO A NEW PLATFORM AJ Chan loved running the cash register and managing the arcade, fixing the machines as they broke. “I made 40 bucks a week, but my parents put it right into my savings account.” That’s what happens when you’re 8 years old and your parents own a pizza joint. “They gave me free rein. I could create pizza combinations in the kitchen, greet and seat customers, answer the phone and take orders. It taught me to be a good communicator, to problem solve, and to develop a creative business sense.” Chan also discovered that improving service for his customers meant better tips – which he diverted to his pocket rather than that bank account. “Working at the restaurant gave me confidence and satiated my natural curiosity. I learned that I could always find a creative solution, and if that one didn’t work, move on to the next one.” Chan came east from Oakland, California for a postgraduate year at Trinity-Pawling which helped land him at Wesleyan. Chan played varsity football at Trinity-Pawling and Wesleyan, but business was always on his mind. He started his first company, Advanced Sports Training Institute, while in college. “My personal trainer back in Oakland and I developed a training facility to prepare potential NFL and NBA athletes for the rigors of the
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Combine. I arranged my class schedule so I could spend three days in New York each week meeting with agents, branding consultants, and potential players. It was like getting an MBA while still an undergrad.” The company succeeded and Chan sold his half to his partner when he graduated in 2011. Chan moved back to the Bay Area and worked for Pocket Change, a mobile rewards currency app similar to Bitcoin. “I was the only non-engineer on the team and learned a ton from those brilliant guys.” That company was sold in 2013. He then started Grit Media in 2014 which produced online digital videos featuring stories of NFL and NBA players and Olympic athletes. “At our peak we had 20 employees and 25 million viewers a month.” But what really caught people’s attention was a platform he and his team built to manage back office tasks and customer service projects. Of course, automating and outsourcing that work saved time and money. Chan invited a few friends to try out the platform and cold-emailed 50 other people. Everyone loved it. So Chan pivoted, wound down the video production and established Release, a back office and customer service solution platform, in November 2015. “Silicon Valley investors will only consider billion dollar businesses,” Chan said. “Less than that is a waste of time and resources. That mindset forces you to think Big Picture. What will fundamentally change the way we work and live?” Chan believes the keys to success are creativity, strategies and systems thinking, and relationship building. “Everything else can be outsourced,” he opined. “My time at Trinity-Pawling taught me to work hard and put myself in the right situations, even if it means taking a risk. It gave me the self-confidence that now fuels me as an entrepreneur.”
Van Metcalf MENTOR AND MOTIVATOR Going from 23 years as an engineer to Academic Technology Coordinator was not Van Metcalf's original career plan - but that's just what he did. Metcalf always had an interest in teaching and recalls his own prep school years with fond memories of the teachers who inspired him to follow a career in programming. With an opportunity to “pay it forward,” Metcalf eagerly joined Trinity-Pawling in 2004. His method of operation: master the subject matter and perfect the teaching technique. Technology is central to daily life at Trinity-Pawling. “Coding is an important skill to learn, of course!” asserts Metcalf, but equally important are the logical and procedural thinking skills that he teaches. “Computational Thinking is a component of my programming class and is key to what the students learn to do.” Woven into his lessons and projects, Metcalf also integrates opportunities to teach teamwork. “Applying to every facet of life, teamwork is critical for taking their skills into the world beyond Trinity-Pawling.” Metcalf strives to keep his students excited about their own learning. A student-centered approach puts responsibility for learning in the hands of students. “My goal is to encourage lifelong learning and original thinking,” he says. “This will give them the ability to keep up with the rapid changes.” Metcalf believes that keeping students engaged in exploring their ideas enables them to choose the next direction in the discovery process. Metcalf uses technology to give his students choices. “I try to meet my students where they are, make a connection, and spark their interests.” The payoff
comes when he hears an inspiring story from a past student. Metcalf reflects, “It's so great to hear from the boys who master writing code, even after they leave Trinity-Pawling, and how they apply their skills to explore other areas of interest - from photography to security.” Earlier this year, Metcalf was recognized by his peers for his contribution to building a cutting-edge technology department at Trinity-Pawling. In October, Headmaster Bill Taylor presented the 2015 Arditti Fellowship Award to Van Metcalf in honor of his distinguished work and dedication to teaching. Reflecting on how far the School has come, Metcalf said “When I joined T-P in 2004, we had two computer labs and three projectors for the whole School. Now students are working on laptops, the School is equipped with over 100 computers for teaching alone, more than 20 smartboards, 3D printers, Apple TVs, and a Middle School Chromebook program. What’s in the future: 3D glasses and virtual reality goggles?” he speculates. The increased presence of technology, both in our everyday lives and in the classroom, has created many possibilities in education. It is Metcalf ’s wish that programming becomes one of the pillars of the T-P experience. “It's an exciting time at the School, and with a new vision and innovative plans on the horizon, we will be adding a great value to the education at TrinityPawling. We will have the opportunity to teach more boys - even those who are not programmers - how to learn the foundations of the digital world.”
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IN THE CLASSROOM
Bill Dunham Dedicated to Student Success
We’re not exaggerating when we say Bill Dunham is a man who wears many hats. A member of the faculty since 1993, Bill is currently the Assistant Director of Studies, Chair of the English Department
and Head Varsity Coach for wrestling and golf. He oversees the letters, recommendations and
officer for the New England Independent School Wrestling Association, and serves as an official “grader”
Walk by Connie Rafferty’s desk most days and you’ll see her focused intently on her computer screen as she scrolls through hours of digital footage. Since 2007, Rafferty has created her signature videos showcasing various aspects of this community. It could be scenes from the spring rock concert, the Ropes Course, a community service day, or aerial footage of the campus from a student’s drone. “I’m a digital storyteller, and we have soooo many stories to tell on this campus!” she says with her trademark dramatic flair. Yet she’s a teacher at heart and facilitates opportunities for boys to develop digital media skills. Rafferty shepherds the Lion’s Den, a student-generated video series, and she orchestrates the live webcasts for football, hockey, and lacrosse, helping train the students who film and provide running commentary on each game. “I love the live broadcasts,” she exclaims. “Who would have thought I’d become such a sports fan??” She says that working with the boys is pure gold. “They’re not just promoting our athletic program – they’re providing an incredible service that connects alumni and families to the School.” Rafferty also advises several students with their independent study projects. Guided by Rafferty and Bryn Gillette who teaches a Digital Media course, seniors Drew Wyman and Cole Stewart served as digital media interns this spring. “They’re getting hands-on, practical experience shooting and editing professional quality video content,” Rafferty explained. Earlier this winter, Rafferty worked with two middle school classes on digital-based assignments. “I helped the seventh graders with green screen technology so they could stage a To Kill a Mockingbird ‘live’ broadcast from the courthouse steps. The boys scripted the whole show and interviewed each other as characters from the novel. We dropped in images from that time period so it looked realistic.” She then helped the eighth graders develop tourism videos that promoted the allure of Costa Rica, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Panama. Rafferty aspires to spearhead the creation of a Digital Lab in Gardiner Library’s Innovator Space, and teach a broadcast journalism class. “Communications people used to depend on pen and paper; now we rely on our GoPro, DSLR, video camera, and smartphone. Social media has created so many different platforms for storytelling.” And thanks to Rafferty’s passion for digital media, the global Trinity-Pawling community directly benefits from her artistic creations.
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evaluations for all Seniors in the college application process, co-chairs the Disciplinary Committee, is an for AP English Literature Exams and SAT Essays. Over the years, he has served as dorm parent, head coach for baseball and soccer, in addition to being a husband to Melanie and father to Courtney. Known to be available to his students 24/7, Bill epitomizes a teacher dedicated to student success. Describe a typical day for you. I’m in my office at 7:15 to meet with middle school students or faculty members who drop in with a question. Then it’s into a day of classes. After school in the fall I help adjust academic schedules, in the winter I coach wrestling, and in spring I coach golf. After sit-down dinner I return to the office to work with students, both face to face and via email. I head home around 9:30, correct some papers, and call it a night. In free moments I take my dogs out and spend a few moments with my wife and daughter.
In your opinion, what makes an ideal boarding school teacher? A boarding school teacher puts the students first. A teacher must enjoy working with students in all areas to be successful. Being flexible with assignments and expectations is also valuable. Ideally, the teacher helps
each student do something better today than they did the day before. A successful teacher should also believe that they can learn from the students, just as the students learn from them. I’ve often said that when I stop learning, it’s time for me to go. The key is becoming an active participant in the community and in the learning process.
What’s the secret to success at Trinity-Pawling? A teacher must love working with the boys and commit to the broad spectrum of responsibilities the job entails. A student should find an adult on campus they trust and who will be there to listen and offer advice. Having that connection helps a student gain confidence and thrive. When faculty and students take advantage of the opportunities available, they relish their time here. If you allow yourself to become part of the community, the experience is truly exceptional.
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THE BIG PICTURE
MAPPING THE WAY Know how to navigate with a compass? Find magnetic north? Or use spherical coordinates? Josh Collins â€˜95 encourages boys in his Geology class to explore the world around them using these skills, as they create their own pace-andcompass maps of the campus. The class provides an immersion in outdoor experiences and hands-on study of topographic maps. "Understanding how Nature has shaped the land you live on helps you understand how your own actions can affect the Earth," says Collins.
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BY THE NUMBERS
Different colleges applied to
148 College visits THIS FALL
College Counseling. We have the most personal, dedicated college counseling program you can imagine. Trinity-Pawling counselors are serious about helping our boys navigate the process and make the best choices.
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Faculty members ON THE COLLEGE COUNSELING TEAM
Standardized tests given on campus each year
Applications sent out by New Year’s Day
Alumni who graduated between the years of 2005-2015 – interested in volunteering as a Pride College Mentor?
82 Seniors Pride College Mentors serve as an informal resource to current Trinity-Pawling students who have an interest in the mentor’s college alma mater. Through email, phone, Skype, and the occasional campus tour, alumni can offer advice to students about the realities, challenges, and rewards of heading off to college. Your service as a Pride College Mentor will help build students’ confidence and will strengthen the brotherhood. If you are a Trinity-Pawling alum interested in serving as a Pride College Mentor to a current Trinity-Pawling student, please contact Hannah Alley Keller, Director of Alumni Programs, by email: email@example.com or phone: 845-855-4829.
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LONG BEFORE NOTIONS OF “EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE” and “well-roundedness” or even “balance” infiltrated the American consciousness, Trinity-Pawling’s prescient founder, Frederick Luther Gamage, began testing early iterations with the boys entrusted to him at the school he founded in Pawling, NY. Over a century later, these same principles, though refined and modernized, continue to guide the teachers, students, and graduates of T-P. An imaginative and relevant curriculum, hard work, character, vigorous physical activity, and respect for individuality converge to form a fertile learning environment, one where fun and innovation go hand in hand.
experiment with possible applications for cutting-edge software. For Baldin, who will head to the University of Hartford next fall to study civil engineering and play Division I lacrosse, the opportunity to gain this broad exposure to technology in the first weeks of the course gave him the confidence to later shine during his culminating project—designing a phone case that could be reproduced on a 3-D printer. Using “Tinkercad,” a free, online app for 3-D modelling, Baldin ran several tolerance experiments, before, on his fourth design go-round, hitting upon just the right measurements, and a “case that fit really well.” As he heads into his final weeks at Trinity-Pawling, Baldin, who has rounded out his Pride experience through involvement with National Honor Society and the Record Club, says he feels well-prepared for the future, and very grateful. “I’ve made true friends here,” he says emphatically, “and I now know that I can do and handle anything that comes my way.”
Below we highlight three alumni and one student whose achievements are testament to the success of Trinity-Pawling’s time-proven approach. While each has forged his own unique path based on lessons instilled at T-P, all worked up the courage to conceive new ideas, products, or programs thanks to the acceptance and encouragement they discovered among their teachers and peers.
THE LACROSSE CAPTAIN
WHO EXCELS AT 3-D DESIGN Canadian Tanner Baldin ’16 first learned of Trinity-Pawling thanks to his dazzling skills as a long-stick middie. Catching him in action at a US tournament, Head Lacrosse Coach Nic Bell was impressed enough to approach Baldin and suggest he consider playing for the Pride. One of four children, Baldin initially thought private school would be out of his family’s financial reach. However, with modest help from Trinity-Pawling, whose admission officers, like Coach Bell, recognized Baldin’s spark, and the encouragement of his parents to “build [his] experiences,” the Ontarionative joined the brotherhood in the fall of 2014. Now a senior, Baldin, a junior prefect who will captain this year’s varsity lacrosse team, says a “real sense of camaraderie” helped him adjust to T-P’s busy schedule. Likewise, the single-sex environment, he explains, creates a comfort level that allows the boys to know and be themselves, and, importantly, encourages healthy risk-taking. “The brotherhood,” says Baldin, “instills this sense of trust and friendship that allows guys to open up, to not be afraid to throw themselves out there.” Case in point: Mr. Metcalf ’s “Computer Applications” term course, a survey of computer hardware and software during which students do everything from disassemble computers to learn the component parts to
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THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER
WHO RUNS AN UP-AND-COMING MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY As a four-year day student from nearby Brewster, NY, Matthew Palmer ’00 thrived on having lots of irons in the fire. A co-editor of both the Trinitannus and The Phoenix, and one of the founders of Trinity-Pawling’s Model United Nations club, Palmer distinctly recalls Eva Von Ancken, former head of the school library, saying to him, “If you need something done, give it to the busiest person.” It’s an adage, first instilled at Trinity-Pawling, which has guided Palmer’s life, and which he now embodies as Chief Operating Officer of MX Orthopedics in Cambridge, MA. A privately held medical device company specializing in orthopedic components made of the shape memory alloy Nitinol, MX is currently preparing for its 2016 commercial launch. It’s a process, both wildly exciting and occasionally excruciatingly slow, that Palmer, as COO, has shepherded every step of the way—from the design of each implant (Palmer holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts along with a Harvard MBA), to the drafting of intellectual property, to investor relations, and everything in between. He is particularly proud that all of MX’s fabricators are U.S.-based and that several are situated right in Massachusetts, where not only MX, but Matthew and his two siblings (including Marc ’06) now reside. Along with what Palmer calls his “full and fulfilling” years at Trinity-Pawling, a period that prepared him for the often relentless pace of corporate life, he is equally thankful for the strong student-faculty relationships that the school engenders. “The amount of care there is palpable,” he explains, recalling numerous conversations he and then Associate Headmaster Bill Taylor had walking from Palmer’s bus stop to campus. “It’s T-P’s differentiating factor, the thing that sets it apart from the pack. And that’s exactly what we are striving to achieve with MX.”
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WHO IS RE-FRAMING MENTAL HEALTH
THE NATURE ENTHUSIAST
WHO BRIDGES BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY Chris Roe ’90 is a study in contrasts: a Manhattanite who loves nature, a dyslexic who has mastered the language of computers, a man who describes himself as “aggressively confident,” yet is obsessed with ensuring everyone with whom he interacts feels respected. He chalks up his iconoclast status both to DNA (Roe’s parents are immigrants) and to a multitude of character-building life experiences, including a period in the 90s spent as a fishing and hunting guide and living out of his Ford F-150. In the midst of these adventures, he attended Trinity-Pawling for four years, a period that, says Roe, “gave me an understanding of how to live.” While Roe was diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, he was also, fortuitously, exposed to technology from early on, thanks to his father, a neurologist who, in the mid-1970s, worked with only the second CT scan machine in all of New York State. “I remember going to my dad’s office and hanging out with the MIT engineers who serviced the equipment,” says Roe, whose father soon noticed his son’s nascent passion for technology. Roe eventually acquired his very own Apple 2 and 22 TRINIT Y-PAWLING MAGA ZINE
realized shortly thereafter that he’d struck upon “the tool I needed for learning and achieving.” By the time he arrived at Trinity-Pawling in the mid-1980s, he was something of a whiz kid. “My friend Ted Carr ’90 and I actually figured out how to access an early version of the Internet by splicing into the dorm master’s phone line and calling the University of Wisconsin,” Roe recalls. Although he has built a highly successful and diverse career helping agencies and businesses to “technologize ideas,” Roe, an alum of the University of Montana, says that when he reflects on his time at Trinity-Pawling, it is not so much particular books or classes that stand out for him as touchstones. Rather, he says, it is the sense of self-awareness he honed there, through interactions with former Headmaster Phil Smith, biology instructor Liv Cole, and others. “These are people who taught me, through their own conduct, the foundational elements for living a productive life: confidence, control under pressure, and above all, respect. Everything I do, every day of my life, comes back to that.”
If one were to build a prototype of an ideal doctor, Tom McCoy ’03 would be an excellent person with whom to begin. A practicing psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, McCoy, who earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth before pursuing medicine at Weill Cornell, believes the doctor-patient relationship is one of “absolute importance” and that practitioners must help bear the burden of uncertain outcomes. “There is no single branch of medicine where a doctor can reliably tell you ‘this will happen for certain tomorrow,”’ explains McCoy, who grew up in Charlotte, NC, before attending Trinity-Pawling. Beyond being an empathic doctor, McCoy is also an assiduous risk stratification researcher who, by closely analyzing decades’ worth of data from the MGH electronic medical records system, hopes to improve outcomes across his rapidly evolving field. In particular, psychiatry, long reliant upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is increasingly moving away from that tome’s symptom-based approach to what McCoy calls “a new framework of psychiatric science that is more strongly rooted in biology.” McCoy’s research exists at the crossroads of the two schema in that he is taking clinical experiences that have historically been organized in a particular, though increasingly outmoded, way (DSM) and, via codification and scrutiny, identifying useful predictors for the new, as-yet-unnamed framework. “When we are finished,” says McCoy, “we hope the research will yield an understanding of why something will happen with or without certain interventions.” Like Matthew Palmer, McCoy feels one of the greatest gifts of Trinity-Pawling was the opportunity to really know one’s instructors. “There are people on the faculty who are still legitimately very good friends,” he says; “individuals who first were great teachers and mentors to me.” For McCoy, who has dyslexia and completed T-P’s Language Program (then known as “language retraining”), such bonds were critical, as was Trinity-Pawling’s intense schedule, which laid the foundation for medical school, and later, medical practice and research. “I learned how to fit a lot into not a lot,” he explains, “which is now my modus operandi.”
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Students Drive, Teachers Guide: Winter Projects Provide Transformational Teaching by Maria Buteux Reade
Headmaster Bill Taylor initiates innovative coursework Boys learn best by doing. Faculty and students reconfirmed that notion as they engaged in a variety of projects during the winter term, an initiative proposed by Headmaster Bill Taylor. Some projects were hands-on, collaborative, independent, or all three.
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Here’s a glimpse into three projects.
BRIDGE PROJECT Jay Kellogg and Ryan Henry (physics and math) Ever wonder how a bridge is built? 11 students enrolled in this course explored civil engineering and bridge construction from the physics and math perspective. Each student selected a specific bridge from anywhere in the world; most chose some structure they’re familiar with. They researched topics such as the bridge’s design, costs, EPA regulations, and traffic load. One boy discovered that the Golden Gate Bridge was designed to move laterally up to 27 ½ feet to withstand an earthquake. Another learned that the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnels under the bay because the water depth varies from 20 to 100 feet. The engineers couldn’t sink pillars deep enough so the bridge descends into a tunnel which allows ships to pass through the channel above. The project culminated with each boy writing an article that could potentially be submitted to a professional engineering journal. Students also built balsa models of various truss designs to enhance their knowledge of how geometry
Teachers from different academic departments worked in pairs to create an interdisciplinary topic, a step which inspired collegiality. Students could choose from an array of fifty projects. According to Taylor, “Giving the students the opportunity to select their project allowed them to have greater autonomy in the process.” “Absorbing, analyzing, synthesizing and applying content with the goal of creating something new enhances the dynamism of the experience,” Taylor continued. “By creating a project that incorporates two academic disciplines, students gain a deeper appreciation for the interrelation between subjects. The skills engaged in project-based learning, including time management, prepare students for the types of collaborative learning that occurs in college and in the workforce.” This transformational teaching places students at the center of the learning process, actively engaged in pursuing information and developing skills. Faculty no longer serve as ‘sage on the stage’ providing the lesson for students to dutifully absorb. Roles are reversed: students drive while teachers guide. With these projects, faculty offered the initial materials to introduce the topic while students sought additional resources and analyzed the information as they worked through their projects. The end result could be practical (a product is developed) or theoretical (a new understanding of a concept). 26 TRINIT Y-PAWLING MAGA ZINE
responds to force distribution. A bucket filled with sand tested the model’s structural integrity. Over the course of the project, the boys studied the concepts of load limit and force calculations as well as how environmental factors impact design and construction materials. Northern bridges need to withstand ice load while warmer coastal spans must bear up to hurricanes. Although students worked independently to research “their” bridge, they teamed up on the balsa models. They also shared pertinent articles and resources they discovered, posting them on the portal for their peers to access. According to Jay Kellogg, one of the instructors, “Kids really liked the hands-on nature, and they enjoyed contributing shared resources.” One student reflected that he grew more comfortable with independent research and actually enjoyed losing himself in the project. “I gained a new respect for bridges and those responsible for designing them.”
ECONOMICS OF THE COCAINE TRADE Scott Harff and Christina Kratzman (Economics and Spanish) Should international cocaine trafficking be legalized, and if so, what regulations should be placed on the trade? Eight students researched legislation, human and health impacts, indigenous rights, and international trade of this illegal narcotic. Weekly assignments include readings, documentaries, and videos. The students were also enrolled in Scott Harff ’s economics classes and had gained working knowledge of concepts such as externalities (unintended consequences), globalization, supply and demand, black markets, and corruption. For this project, however, the students needed to apply those terms to the cocaine trade. They also examined the problem from sociological and
humanitarian angles such as who drugs impact beyond the dealers and users. Harff reflected, “It’s been interesting to watch the students make their own connections as we veer away from linear thinking and dive into the “what if ” and “how” questions. For example, one boy observed that an addict will pay anywhere from $10 to $100, so dealers can charge whatever price they want because the demand is there. That’s supply and demand in action.” Christina Kratzman added, “In the second half of the project, the students worked independently to seek their own resources and build an annotated bibliography. The bibliography needed to explain the purpose and value of each resource and show SPRING 2016 27
THE LANGUAGE OF BASKETBALL Mark Corliss and Ralph Fedele (Mandarin and English) Imagine you’re a teenager living in China and want to learn how to play basketball. You search the Internet and bam, a video pops up with American kids demonstrating the fundamentals while instruction is offered in … Mandarin. Dream met reality as 17 students collaborated to produce a series of instructional videos that teach the rudiments of basketball. “The enrollment cut across all spectrums,” said Mark Corliss, Mandarin teacher - we had varsity basketball players, techies, and Mandarin students. What united these kids is their love of tech and basketball which shrinks any global or language boundaries.” These professional-quality videos were loaded onto a student-designed website, with accompanying social media platforms, branding, and advertising. Aspiring basketball players of any age or gender in China can now watch these presentations and learn the game. “I needed self-starters who could collaborate with their peers,” said Corliss. “I was in the wings
why it works. This step prepares students for collegelevel research: how to weed through information and assess its value.” Students developed a final presentation and shared their findings with the class. They staged a mock congressional hearing to decide whose “bill” would pass. The teachers opted for a paperless format, posting and exchanging information via the portal and responded to students’ questions electronically. Harff noted that “This faceless approach prepares the students for independent college learning with online work and hybrid classes. They’re given guidelines, receive
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support electronically, and collaborate with peers online. This taught them self-advocacy as they contacted us with questions, and they had to manage their time to adhere to deadlines.” Kratzman said, “We were accessible but the project rested on their shoulders. Kids learned to adapt to the independent style of self-education.” Chris Connolly ’17 reported that “I learned to effectively synthesize articles and take the most important information to build my argument. I have a much better understanding of the war on drugs and its impact on society.”
And true to form, Bill Taylor offered an independent study near to his heart. “An English teacher (Will Dore) and I combined on a project that looked at how the arts were involved in counterculture movements in the 20th century. Students chose their era and the type of art they wanted to explore. One focused on the Harlem Renaissance and its influence on the civil rights movements, another focused on the Vietnam era. A third explored the arts through the theme of American Exceptionalism.” The Project-Based Learning committee that helped launch this inaugural session is exploring the next
as a resource but it was up to them to run with this. I turned them loose and let them create. This project capitalized on the kids’ current interest while also pushing them to develop or strengthen another skill set.” The project had eight distinct components tied to creating the videos, and each boy participated in two realms. Each group had a team leader who ensured the tasks were completed. Components included demonstrating the basketball skills (shoot, dribble, rebound, guard, etc.); filming and editing; language translation; website design; social media/branding; research of non-BMI or ASCAP music for the video; advertising; and code writing for future apps. “The kids had to keep everything on track to meet the overall production timetable we arranged. This project married process with product,” Corliss concluded. “Kids learned how to use social media in positive ways, to connect outside themselves with other cultures.”
steps. This project will appear as a two-credit class on a student’s transcript, providing the college counselors with rich fodder for a student’s written profile. “Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity are highly valued skills in the 21st century and equip students to become more adept problem solvers,” Taylor concluded. “Projects like these provide ways to place students at the center of their educational process and ensures that our graduates are life-long learners and contributing members of society amidst the challenges of an ever-changing world.”
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SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW
GOLF Having graduated four starters, the 2016 varsity golf team was led by four-year varsity player Henry Angier ’16 and third-year team member Chris Taylor ’17. These two veterans provided the leadership needed by a group that was largely new to our league. Dennis Ilmela ’17 and Cam Somers ’16 improved upon their performance, while several newcomers rounded out the lineup, helping to meet new challenges and developing into effective match players. The team faced some bumps in the road, but they found success as they gained confidence in their skills.
THE PRIDE PROPELS INTO SPRING
TRACK & FIELD The Trinity-Pawling Track & Field team built upon the solid results of last season. A strong returning core, led by Captains Stephen O'Hanlon ’16, Miles Martin ’16, and Will Estony ’17 and including Jack Makris ’17, Stephen Morrissey ’17, Avery Johnson ’17, Jeff Thompson ’17, and Alex Langue ’16, was joined by a promising group of new talent. Returning coaches Knox Sutterfield (head coach & distance), Jim McDougal (sprints & relays), Deana Renwick (jumps & hurdles), and Kevin Richards (throws) were joined by Christina Kratzman (throws) and Patrick Hitschler (pole vault). With added hands on deck,
the coaches had more time for individual attention as they assisted with the personal growth of each athlete across 17 distinct events. The distance squad capitalized on
Trinity-Pawling Lacrosse had an exciting start to their 2016 campaign. As in years past, the
the momentum of a highly successful cross country season, and the 4x100 relay team
Pride began their season with their annual trip to Philadelphia where they scrimmaged against
returned to the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest Track & Field competition in the
Episcopal Academy (PA), Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (PA) and Tower Hill School (DE).
United States. A vigorous regular season concludes with the Pride competing at the
After about one week's rest, the Pride then travelled to Orlando, Florida for their spring training
Founders League Championships on May 14, followed by the Division I New England
program. As part of the spring training program, the Pride took part in "The Program" and
Championships on May 21.
their team building and leadership training curriculum, which always helps to instill a great foundation for team work, collaboration and shared sacrifice within the team's locker room and on the field. The Pride appreciated the leadership of the senior class as they lead from the front and helped many new faces become acquainted with the rigors of Founders League play.
BASEBALL The Trinity-Pawling baseball program returned to “Mo Vaughn Field” this season following a solid rebuilding year in 2015. The Pride kicked off the 2016 season at the end of March
TENNIS We were excited this year to kick off the tennis season. Led by returning Captain and three year number one seed Sean Solecki ’16, the tennis team built on the momentum they earned at the end of last year. Returning senior Brad Kim ’16 was a big part of the program, as well as our strong junior and sophomore players. Through tough seasons the team has forged excellent chemistry and a love of the game that motivates them to come early and leave late every day. The Pride continues to enjoy their new courts, still the premier tennis facility in the league. While others are shoveling, rolling and drying we are out practicing with no issues. The team’s coaching staff includes returning head coach Tim Pillsbury, along with Adam Dinsmore, Ben Kafoglis, and Ray Konchalski.
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with 20 Varsity and Junior Varsity players traveling to the “Florida Coast Spring Training” complex in Fort Pierce, Florida. The players enjoyed 6 straight baseball-filled days, highlighted by 4 non-league pre-season games against New England prep opponents — Thayer, Deerfield, Cushing, and Worcester Academies. Just two seniors returned to the Pride diamond this season. Henry Rickert ’16 (P) and Casey Winn ’16, (P/IF) were joined by an experienced and talented group of returning underclassmen in Chris Polletta ’17 (P/IF/ OF), James Varian ’17 (C/IF), Ryan Winn ’17 (P/IF), and Connor Bastidas ’18 (P/IF), and Will Rickert ’19 (P/OF). A young but skilled unit of first-year athletes bolstered this core group of returners. Trinity-Pawling plays in the competitive Colonial League, which includes college prep schools throughout western New England. The Pride’s coaching staff includes Mike Webber, Josh Collins ’95, and Will Taylor ’00.
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Tom Goth ’03 FROM THUNDER RIDGE TO CRESTED BUTTE
Varsity Football Coach Nick LaFontaine TAPPING INTO TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP OFFENSIVE APPROACH Nick LaFontaine has proven to be an invaluable asset to the Trinity-Pawling football program. After playing football for Wesleyan University during his college tenure, he subsequently pursued a career in coaching—first at the collegiate level for 11 years, and now as TrinityPawling’s head Varsity Football Coach. LaFontaine, also a math teacher, lives on campus with his wife Regan and their two young children, Lincoln and Sawyer. Upon arriving on campus in 2012, LaFontaine remembered feeling a sense of community immediately— actually even before he arrived. When recalling his interview, he explains how he and his wife were both interviewing the same day and trying to juggle a 9-monthold. In orchestrating the logistics of the day, “We called Maria Reade, who was Dean of Faculty at the time, and then-Headmaster Arch Smith, and we asked ‘What do we do with our son? We are happy to find arrangements for him.’ Arch responded saying ‘Just bring him. No big deal.’ So there we were interviewing with Arch in his office and Lincoln was crawling around on the floor.” It was at that moment the couple realized that Trinity-Pawling was the family-oriented community they sought.
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Since then, LaFontaine, who started as an Assistant Football Coach, has moved up the ranks to Head Coach of the varsity team. Bringing his passion and talent for the game to Trinity-Pawling has helped the program build upon the strong foundation put in place by Dave Coratti and previous head coaches before. His tireless recruiting efforts bring new talent to the team each year and continue to build on that strong foundation in an increasingly competitive league. One system LaFontaine implemented this past season was the concept of the Triple-Option Scheme. A traditional type of offense that the military academies have been using for years, Triple-Option “levels the playing field from an athletic standpoint.” LaFontaine explains that it is “designed to make the defense hesitate and thereby neutralizes their athleticism. Teams don’t often use this technique anymore, so it has become a novel tactic for us that we’ve capitalized on. The teams we go up against are not always prepared for it.” The Pride finished out the 2015 season with a 5-3 record. Highlights included an exciting overtime 40-34 win over Taft, and a 20-14 shootout against Kent to end the season.
Tom Goth ’03, a member of the US National SkiMo Team, grew up in Pawling, NY. Goth had a passion for hockey throughout his childhood, but by the age of 14 realized he wasn't cut out for the sport. By his junior year, Goth made a natural transition from team sports to ski racing and running. He had been a life-long skier, but never raced due to hockey. Goth joined the ski team at Trinity-Pawling and strengthened his skills skiing at Thunder Ridge. “Despite the small stature of Thunder Ridge ski hill, ski racing at T-P gave me a great technical foundation which has served me well in all aspects of skiing,” says Goth. The TrinityPawling ski team competed throughout the Berkshires, although Goth didn't take the sport very seriously at the time. During his junior year, Goth took to running with track & field. With rapidly improving times, Goth was motivated by his success and caught the eye of cross country coach, Jim McDougal. With McDougal's encouragement, Goth joined the cross country team in the fall and had a successful senior year running cross country and track & field. “Gaining skills and technique in skiing and learning the process of training for endurance sports at Trinity-Pawling certainly enabled my adult athletic pursuits to a large degree. At other schools it may have been much easier to have dropped sports altogether after losing interest in team sports,” says Goth. After graduating from Colby College in Maine, Goth began to develop an interest in endurance sports and competed in triathlons and a few Iron Man competitions. His learned discipline led him to improved results, including a top ten Ironman finish and two trips to Kona, Hawaii. Goth admits he is very
goal oriented but attributes his success to the daily execution of a set routine. Post-college, Goth had many opportunities to compete against and train with some high performing individuals. “Training consistency is the key to most successful endurance athletes,” says Goth. “Academically, the trust I put into the T-P system worked out. When it came time to look at colleges, I was fortunate to have options which suited me well. I was able to get into a college which was a great fit to further my development as a student, individual, and athlete.” says Goth Before Goth discovered ski mountaineering, or SkiMo, he was a resort skier who dabbled in ski touring. Ski mountaineering is both uphill and downhill skiing, “kind of like mountain biking on skis,” he says. SkiMo has many similarities to other endurance sports, which appealed to Goth, and it was a natural decision to pick up the sport. Goth competed for the first time in 2011, and by the next year he was 15th at the Nationals. He made the world team for the first time in 2012-2013, and “since then it's almost taken over my life,” says Goth. In 2014, Goth won the title of National Ski Mountaineering Champion at the competition in Crested Butte, Colorado. Racing has taken Goth around the world, and he says the experience of racing in Europe was one of the highlights. Goth is looking forward to the next world cup event. He now resides in Salt Lake City, UT. Goth's words of wisdom: “Success comes from grit, and determination to overcome daily obstacles, but in the long run, prioritizing your life around your passions pays dividends which cannot be made up for by motivation alone.” SPRING 2016 33
GIVING BACK : EVENTS : CLASS NOTES
Connections STILL LISTENING AND LEADING KEVIN EMORE ’99 RETURNS TO DELIVER A MESSAGE ON OPPORTUNITY & LEADERSHIP “I came to Trinity-Pawling as a junior because I was going nowhere fast in Philly. My parents stretched way beyond their means to give me this opportunity. Fortunately the faculty kept me grounded and on task. They became my second family. I babysat the Foster and Kellogg kids, ate up all their ice cream and pizza. I could go to any faculty member with a problem or question, and they would drop what they were doing to help me out.” That approach sunk in and shaped how Emore watched out for his peers as head prefect, hockey captain, and later as a field artillery officer in the Army. In his work with the military, Emore lived in Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, Korea, Germany, and Iraq. He credits his time at Trinity-Pawling with opening his eyes to a global community. “If I had stayed in Philadelphia, I never would have connected with kids from so many different places. At T-P, I learned to respect and enjoy people from all over the globe.” He stayed connected to his extended Trinity-Pawling family through his four years at West Point and beyond.
“I loved coming back in the winter to play in the alumni hockey games. It’s like we all just picked up right where we left off.” Last November, Emore was invited to speak about leadership. More than 100 students and faculty packed into the Gardiner Library to hear his reflections. Emore became an international relations expert and specialized in non-coercive counterterrorism practices. He later served as a security advisor, assisting with the processing and resettlement of refugees. Emore recently collaborated on a forthcoming book by counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke and now works as a senior advisor in the Department of Defense. “If you appreciate the opportunity you have at this school and act accordingly,” Emore said, “you will develop positive relationships and find meaningful ways to contribute to this community. I’ve maintained those connections which keep me coming back to my home away from home.” Emore will deliver the keynote address at TrinityPawling’s Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 29.
I LEARNED MORE ABOUT LEADERSHIP IN MY TWO YEARS “AT T-P THAN I DID IN MY FOUR YEARS AT WEST POINT. ” – Kevin Emore ’99
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12TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING JOIN US FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL TRINITY-PAWLING SCHOOL GOLF OUTING!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Somerset Hills Country Club, Bernardsville, NJ For details or to register visit www.trinitypawling.org/events
MAKING THE MOST IMPACT WITH THEIR HEARTS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, TERRY ’52 AND JUDY COUGHLIN ESTABLISH A CHARITABLE TRUST IN SUPPORT OF TRINITY-PAWLING “Our family has a long history at Trinity-Pawling,” said Terry Coughlin ’52. “My father and uncle both graduated from the Pawling School in 1917 and 1921, and my brother David and I were here in the 1950s.” David ’56 has served as a trustee since 1988. This legacy encouraged Terry and his wife, Judy, to approach the School as they planned their estate. Terry credits Jack Karpoe and Hugh Riddleberger as nurturing his lifelong interest in science and mathematics. “Jack taught chemistry and physics, and we enjoyed a good rapport.” Terry went on to study chemistry and economics at Princeton. “At T-P, I loved to play basketball but wasn’t terribly good. My career peaked at the JV level, though I swam and was a fairly decent sprinter and high jumper.” Coughlin found other ways to keep involved with basketball, however. “I spent a few years as a basketball scout for Williams College when I lived in the area. That was great fun!” Terry and his wife, Judy, still follow college basketball, with Judy an ardent Duke fan and Terry rooting for Princeton and Williams. Terry and Judy grew up as childhood friends in Williamstown, Massachusetts. “Judy would come down from Williamstown to be my date at the T-P dances.” The romance persisted, and Terry and Judy married in 1957. Judy earned her degree from Vassar. Terry spent eight years as a chemist and engineer with Sprague Electric in North Adams, MA. The Coughlins 36 TRINIT Y-PAWLING MAGA ZINE
moved to the greater Philadelphia area in the late 1960s when Terry became an economist in research and development for Sunoco and have lived there ever since. The Coughlins have kept busy over the years with show dogs. “For years we had German shepherds but had to downsize to Welsh Corgis about 15 years ago. They’re much easier to handle!” Terry served as president of the Philadelphia Training Club and other local dog clubs for many years. “Tournament bridge also keeps me sharp. I was president for our district in the American Contract Bridge League and I still play weekly.” “I’ve had a successful career and a great partnership with my wife,” Terry reflected. “A few years ago, Judy and I decided to commit our estate to Trinity-Pawling. We never had kids, and we realized that our gift would have a greater impact at Trinity-Pawling than it would at Princeton and Vassar,” he continued. “It’s a win-win. The charitable trust is structured in a way that increases our annual income, offers tax benefits, and provides satisfaction knowing that we have helped the School. Now that we’ve set that up, I can cross one more thing off my bucket list!” Terry and Judy are considering directing the Coughlin Fund toward faculty development. For more information about planned giving, please contact Regan LaFontaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Beth Bryant at 845-855-4833 or email@example.com Terry Ray ’55, Dave Coratti, Chris Gilman ’05, Sean Ray ’01
TRINITY-PAWLING ON THE ROAD This year, the Pride rolled out the blue carpet in major U.S. cities and throughout Asia to welcome Headmaster Bill Taylor and Jennifer Taylor back to the Trinity-Pawling community. Hundreds of alumni, parents and friends gathered to reconnect and hear from Headmaster Taylor about his inspiring vision for Trinity-Pawling's future. As we move into the 2016-2017 school year, watch your email and mailbox for more events coming to a city near you! See more photos from the events in Trinity-Pawling's Flickr gallery. flickr.com/photos/trinity-pawling_school/albums
Chris Roux ’73, Jennifer Taylor, Headmaster Bill Taylor, Barbara Wickham
Chris Gaylord ’84, Alex Langue ’16, Cameron Somers ’16, Chris Economou ’97
Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Michael Kovner ’58, SPRING 2016 37 Headmaster Bill Taylor
HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENT TENACIOUS HOCKEY FORWARD ENTHUSIASTIC COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER REAL BOYS. REAL IMPACT.
THE ODDS-ON FAVORITE FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING COLIN DUNN ’04 For Colin Dunn ’04, Trinity-Pawling felt like a giant family that expected every member to do their best to support the community. It was an environment that cultivated discipline, honor, and integrity. Colin says, “The Effort System made you want to be a good student and a good man.” This desire helped Colin excel in college where he was the lacrosse team captain at Hampden-Sydney College and at Notre Dame where he earned his MBA. It plays out every day for Colin and his colleagues at the Heffron Company, a 93-year-old family mechanical contracting business whose mission is to serve their customers and the community well. Colin was reminded of the lessons he learned at Trinity-Pawling during a fundraising golf tournament for WINNERS Lacrosse, a not-for-profit dedicated to introducing inner-city kids from Washington, DC to the sport. The keynote speaker, West Point Lacrosse Coach Joe Alberici, struck a chord in Colin when he said, “A lot of people don’t have the opportunities you guys had. Whenever you can, do the right thing.” What Colin didn’t know at the time was that his opportunity to do the right thing was waiting for him
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at the 17th hole. A brand-new BMW was parked on the course. It was the raffle prize for anybody who could make a hole-in-one shot. The odds of an amateur like Colin making that shot were 13,000 to one. Colin had no expectation of winning the car, but he bought a raffle ticket anyway because he wanted to support the cause. Then Colin picked out a five-wood and took a big swing that sent his ball flying 172 yards through the air. His shot cleared the water hazard, hit the green and dropped into the hole. For the first time in the 16-year history of the WINNERS Lacrosse fundraising golf tournament, someone made that ‘impossible’ shot and that unlikely winner was Colin. “It’s easy to say that you want to be a good man and behave with honor and integrity,” explained Colin. “But sometimes life presents you with defining moments where you have to make a choice and this was my moment. I realized what a big difference my hole-in-one prize would make for WINNERS Lacrosse and I decided to give it all back.” The result? Hundreds of kids get to play lacrosse because when the opportunity to make a difference arose, Colin acted with integrity and did the right thing.
Jordi Jefferson ’17 came to Trinity-Pawling with an eagerness to learn and ambition to play hockey. He soon realized he’d been given an opportunity to discover even more. “I have grown more than I ever thought possible. Trinity-Pawling is a life-changing experience,” he says. Guided by our faculty and encouraged by his peers, Jordi has emerged as a true leader, in the classroom, on the ice, and in the brotherhood. “I’m inspired and encouraged here – that is what it’s all about.” Be there for the boys of Trinity-Pawling. Make your gift today. You can direct your gift to the area of the School that means the most to you. Find your giving options at www.trinitypawling.org/giving
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enjoy reminiscing with us octogenarians! We are finding a nice hotel set-up at reasonable prices, along with "limo" service. It could be our last opportunity, and it will be special...if YOU make plans to be there.
Class Notes | 1948 |
Mitchell Muncey ’11 on a mission to pursue a dream
Mitchell Muncey '11 knows that, with perseverance, dreams are attainable. A US Open Sporting Clay Shooting Champion on the USA Sporting Clay team, Muncey won three individual National
Joe Callo ’48 In October, I had an interesting lunch seated next to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne aboard the Queen Mary 2 at the Brooklyn Passenger Ship Terminal. We chatted about the many fascinating aspects of sailing. I got together with Dr. John Daniels after the installation of Headmaster Bill Taylor in October. A central theme of our conversation was the amazing progress of T-P over the years. The November 23, 2015 issue of “The Weekly Standard” included a book review I wrote about Nelson’s Band of Brothers – Lives and Memorials by Peter Hore.
Championships (2012-2014) and a first place standing in the ASUI
| 1951 – 65th Reunion |
Nationals. Muncey joined Lindenwood University in St. Charles,
Pete Foster ’51 Had a fun get-together with Doug Daugherty '52 over the holidays. Doug and I go back as far as St. Thomas Choir School and were on the tennis team at T-P together. Thanks to the world of e-mail, I am in touch with classmates Brian Woolf and Hayden Hawthorne regularly, as well as Carol Ten Broeck and Andrew Pierre. Sad to say, we have had too many pass away too soon! As for me, I continue to get a modest work-out at the gym about three days a week. Following my heart surgery in October '14 the doctor has me on a somewhat limited program and I am happy having the discipline to do it! We are making plans for our 65th Reunion. We hope to get ten guys back, and would love to welcome spouses, and any widows who might
Missouri to pursue his passion for competitive shooting with a leading collegiate program. He quickly rose to the top of the team and is among the strongest competitors in a league of 76 colleges. Muncey's competitions take him around the world - he's most proud of achieving his "personal best" in a competition with the Prince of Dubai. "My experience at Trinity-Pawling provided the building blocks and confidence to step outside my comfort zone," said Muncey. The "family-like teachers" at Trinity-Pawling challenged Muncey to do his best. "The Effort System was a big motivator," he recalls. "It forced me to assert myself in class." This didn't come easy for Muncey due to his learning style, but the skills he was taught in the Language Program ensured his success at college and ultimately, Muncey says, "helped determine my path." Muncey spends his free time as a Gold Medal shooting instructor. "I take pride in helping people develop their skills," he admits. "My teachers taught from the heart - that made all the difference." Muncey's advice to the boys: "Keep up the momentum, and follow your dreams no matter what." 40 TRINIT Y-PAWLING MAGA ZINE
| 1952 | John McDermott ’52 2015 was a busy year and 2016 promises to be a momentous one. After 45 years of law school teaching, I'm semi-retired ("professor emeritus") but still keeping fairly busy. I presented a paper at a conference in Hanoi in August and two papers at a law conference in Sydney, Australia in November. One of my most enjoyable trips was to Sapporo, Japan. Enjoyed an evening at the Sapporo Beer Garden! Beautiful area on Japan's northernmost island. Reminded us of Cape Cod - GREAT seafood!!! Currently working on a paper for a conference in Sri Lanka this summer; probably my last law school-funded trip. BUT the end is in sight - will retire in May 2016 when - NOT coincidently - youngest daughter graduates from Williams. | 1953 | Phil Haughey ’53 I'm still working. Our two sons are with me and all is well. I visit T-P as often as I can. We all should be very proud of T-P and the product it produces. Great young men who love being a part of this special place. Gil Lamb ’53 Checking the Trinitannus, the class of '53 had 33 students. Are there only 13 of us hanging in there? If yes, then my note for an alumnus update is: To my fellow surviving members, no longer use a chain saw on a ladder while trimming trees. Our granddaughter at Texas Tech may be the first family member to
graduate Magna Cum Laude. Linda and I continue to document and archive the possessions of Winedale Historical Center, an off-campus property of the University of Texas, Austin. I am preparing to publish a genealogy of the Lamb family that go back to Europe. The records are from original documentation from a collection that I inherited from my father. We maintain our Texas ranchette of 70 acres. (A ranchette in Texas, maybe, but an estate elsewhere.) Jeff Locke ’53 All is well, and still kicking! Spending five months of the northern summer at our apartment in Salzburg, Austria and an equal amount of time at our small farm in Patagonian, Chile, during the southern summer. This takes care of my distaste for winter´s cold. We spend only a couple of weeks each year in Brazil. Sadly, Brazil is no longer a comfortable place to be, especially for the elderly. Among many aspects of a deteriorating Brazilian society/culture, the most repelling is the total lack of safety due to armed hold-ups or even kidnapping. We are retired, and so spend our time where we are most comfortable. I had a hip-replacement surgery about three months ago in Brazil (still the best medical treatment we know). Piece of cake! Otherwise, not much new. Tuck Noble ’53
We continue to shuttle between our homes in Redmond, Washington and Sun Lakes, Arizona. Our count of
children remains at five, as does our count of grandchildren at fifteen. But our great-grandchild count mounts. We now have six. Several of our grandkids have graduated from college or are attending (Gonzaga, Baylor, Ozark Christian, Boise Bible). Five grandkids are married. I am thinking of updating my autobiography written ten years ago. It was titled, "Norm Noble. The First Seventy Years." I continue to be involved in Rotary having served as President and several directorships. We are active in church. I sing in a quartet, an octet, and a choir. I have an outside quartet known as the "Four Gone Conclusions." I remain cancer-free since my surgery five years ago when (as my surgeon said) I was filleted. They took 10-inches of the small bowel, 15 percent of my liver, and my gall bladder. Feel great now! Jeff Nugent ’53 I have not yet reached my 80th though some of my classmates already hit that mark. I do hope that my 80th will bring a little more peace and quiet. The current year is the busiest year of my life, still teaching full-time (Professor of Economics & Business at USC). My conference schedule and my research commitments in the field of Economics of Developing Countries are also at their historical peak in my 52 years here. Great rewards: our students at USC are a joy to teach, travel to great spots for conferences. Highly recommend to those of you who travel: South Island of New Zealand, the coast of New Brunswick, and the Middle East. Had one close call, namely, I just missed the terrorist invasion of the Bardo Museum in Tunis last March, but I still love the Middle East and am greatly saddened by all the violence that has erupted there. I envy those of you who have a chance to see each other and perhaps even return to SPRING 2016 41
Class Notes Pawling. Hope that all my classmates will have a great year ahead. We owe Tuck Noble a great deal for all his efforts to induce us to communicate. Chris Wren ’53 Jaqueline and I are still recovering from the sudden death of our only son, who suffered a fatal brain aneurism a year ago. We're living on our farm in Vermont. I teach writing and journalism part-time at Dartmouth. I'm still skiing steep stuff and hiked around Mont Blanc in the Alps in September. | 1954 | Philip B. Smith ’54 Recent good news: Mindbody went public! Turned 80. Took 19 family members on a Caribbean cruise. First T-P class to graduate having spent four years at T-P. First grandnephew to be named Philip. *This class note was submitted by Phil shortly before he passed away.
| 1955 | Peter Holman ’55
Well into retirement, the past twenty years. I am a widower living in Naples, FL in the winter and in Ridgefield, CT the rest of the year. Have nine grandchildren. I am spending most of my time restoring old cars. Last one was a 1987 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, only three were made. Current car that I’m working on is a sel380 Mercedes convertible.
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| 1956 – 60th Reunion | W. David Coughlin ’56 My wife, Sam, and I chug along; hard to believe I've been enjoying retirement for 13 years in Williamstown. We spend a lot of time babysitting three grandsons, ages 2, 4, and 6. We are grateful that our health still permits us to do the driving nearly 4 hours for each of the families in opposite directions, though our energy levels do not match the boy's. I continue to enjoy my work as a Trustee of T-P. I hope to see many of you next fall at our 60th Reunion. John F. Hitchcock ’56 Looking forward to continuing volunteering with Fishing Education program and the Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs Program (HOFNOD) at The Pequest Hatchery when trout season opens.
| 1958 | Bruce Huffine ’58 My wife and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary on February 5, 2016. We will be spending it with our kids and grandkids in California. We are treating ourselves to a trip to South America in March. Michael A Kovner ’58 Jean Doyen de Montaillou and I are spending the winter months in Palm Beach, FL. We had dinner with Liz Allen on January 12 - she is the President of the Board of Trustees at T-P. As a Trustee, I will be attending the meetings at school at the end of January. Jean and I are being honored by the Avon Theater of Stamford in Greenwich at their annual dinner dance on January 30, 2016. We are spending time with Dana Koch ’90 who is an enormously successful real estate broker in Palm Beach. Having fun in the sun with our Hinckley and improving our tennis.
Class Notes Ken Rudolph ’58 I am still alive and kicking here in Las Cruces, NM and will be 77 next April. I had a cancerous stromal tumor removed from my stomach a year ago at M.D. Anderson in Houston and they did a marvelous job. I'm in the gym 5 days a week, feeling great, and will celebrate 30 years of unbroken sobriety next July. Webster Russell ’58
Living between Panama and Switzerland with my wife Ing-Mari. I recently received a photo from an old friend that was taken of me arriving at T-P in 1958 in our old '57 Caddy Coupe de Ville. It was the first car I drove legally...I was 15 - now 73!
| 1961 – 55th Reunion | Bob Stroud ’61 My wife and I recently moved into a retirement community in Concord, MA. The new address is: 100 Newbury Ct., Apt 4417, Concord, MA 01742-4167. We hope to make it back to Trinity-Pawling for the 55th Reunion in the fall and would love to see everyone.
| 1962 | Tom Linacre ’62 As many of my classmates know, I lost my wife of 52 years. Since then, I have met a wonderful woman. She and I started writing together. We will publish our first novella by the end of 2015 and will start our first book in January 2016. Finally, as we write this book, we will be circumnavigating the globe. It is something I have always wanted to do. A part of this trip will place me in Vietnam. It has been about 50 years since I was there last under much different circumstances. Writing a book and traveling around the world, I love retirement. Ross Weale ’58 Remain totally retired!!!
| 1960 | Christopher Vock ’60
On July 31, 2015, three friends from the Grand Rapids H.O.G. chapter and I started out for the Sturgis Rally from Muskegon, MI. After two nights on the road, we arrived in Sturgis, SD which was populated with about 1.2 million motorcycle enthusiasts. Four days later, I departed solo and motored west to Glacier National Park in MT and the Road to the Sun which has some of the most spectacular scenery I’ve ever seen. The Road to the Sun climbs 6,640 ft. to Logan’s Pass. After spending the night in Kalispell, MT, I headed west to Sandpoint, ID to visit a childhood neighbor from Long Island, NY who I hadn’t seen in over 50 years. I’d never been to Sandpoint but heard how
beautiful it was. It didn’t disappoint! I imagine it is the closest thing to Alaskan wilderness you can get in the lower 48. After four days with my buddy, my son called and asked if I could meet him in Walla Walla, WA. Eastern WA is considered high desert, and the farmers had just harvested their crops leaving bare topsoil. Gale force winds stripped off the topsoil and created a horrific dust storm with extremely difficult visibility…I was suddenly caught in a “brown out”… pretty scary stuff for a motorcyclist, but I got through it unscathed. I said good-bye to my son in Walla Walla and headed for the Columbia River Gorge on Route 14 which is incredibly scenic and a great motorcycle road. After “The Gorge” I headed to Crater Lake, OR which has the most electrifying blue water I’ve ever seen. Next stop was Yosemite National Park, CA. After staying with fraternity brothers in CA, it was on to Phoenix, AZ and a visit with another childhood friend I hadn’t seen since 1959. I had to cross the Mojave Desert which was like riding in a blast furnace all day. I had been warned about the dehydration the desert can cause, but it far exceeded my expectations, in spite of drinking water at every stop. After four days in Phoenix with Ted Boggs, my sophomore roommate, I headed to Santa Fe, NM. This is one spectacular motorcycle road, especially the Salt River Canyon! There are many things to see around Santa Fe, but one of the most unique places is Valle Grande, a valley formed a million years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions 500 times greater than Mt. St. Helen. Next stop was Hutchinson, KS where I visited with another childhood friend, then on to Moscow Mills, MO to hang out with a V-Rod buddy, and finally
home to MI. In all, this was an epic 7,000 mile trip in 35 days. During my trip I renewed friendships with people I hadn’t seen in over 50 years. WOW! The trip of a lifetime and my beautiful V-Rod performed flawlessly, not one issue! Other than the WA dust storm and the Mojave Desert, Mother Nature blessed me with only a half hour of rain the entire trip and no critter encounters.
| 1963 | Will Rosenbaum ’63 VMD Celebrating 40 years of marriage. Still in excellent health. Wintering and working in Apalachicola, FL. Summers and boating in Boothbay, ME. Enjoying my two granddaughters and family life is good. Best to the class of ’63. Fritz Weeman ’63 Alice and I have bought a home on Amelia Island, FL and will be spending our winters there (summers in Eagles Mere, PA). So far, Ladd Weinberg ’63 and Tag Demment '64 have visited. If you're in the vicinity, please call, 607-731-5452.
| 1964 | David Lindsay ’64 Teal and I welcomed our first grandchild on October 2, 2015. As "Spencer" is Teal's maiden name, we are delighted that our granddaughter is named Spencer Catherine Kiely. Our son-inlaw travels frequently, our daughter Adare and Spencer have been spending time with us while Pat is away. We are fortunate to have built a suite for Adare some time ago, so we have an ideal place for them to stay when they're with us. It has been wonderful. Spencer even woke up at our home on her first Christmas morning!
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Class Notes | 1965 | Bill Fields ’65 I retired after 40 years of teaching high school social studies and was elected to the Berkshire Hills Regional School committee in November 2014. Running on an anti-standardized testing platform, I won by over 400 votes. I continue to speak out about the over-testing of public school students both in our district and state. I am also fighting to maintain adequate funding from both the communities and the state. It is a never-ending battle. I hope T-P students realize how lucky they are!! I still play b-ball three times a week. If you are in the Berkshires - Great Barrington - and want to play, give me a call.
| 1966 – 50th Reunion | David Bagdasarian, Jud Hartmann, and Randy Woods are chairing the 50th Reunion. If you want to help plan your upcoming reunion, please contact Colleen Dealy, Director of Annual Giving/Major Gifts, by phone: 845- 855-4831 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May and has joined the workforce in Boston. My oldest son, Ryan, lives in Boston and got engaged in December. Scott, my second oldest, continues to live, work, and play American football in Dubai, UAE. Rounding out my four, Lisa is an associate 2nd grade teacher at Greenwich Country Day. I remain an avid but mediocre golfer and will be testing out my new knees on the tennis court this winter. I continue to serve as a Trustee at T-P and am now able to dedicate more time to those efforts. To the class of '67 and surrounding classes: if you have not visited T-P in a while please put it on your bucket list. Thanks to the great work by both Headmasters Phil and Arch Smith and our new Headmaster Bill Taylor, T-P is a very solid, mission-driven school with results to substantiate its vision. A short visit and/or time with Bill Taylor or other faculty members will make you extremely proud to be an alumnus.
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David Sample ’67 I retired in January 2015 and am splitting my time between Concord, Massachusetts and St. Augustine, Florida. My youngest son, Stephen, graduated from Trinity College in
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“Conundrum,” starring Erika Chase and Bill Frost. My wife Carol, my son Rick, and I still live in Pinehurst, NC. Carol does volunteer work, Rick writes code for a software company called WS, and I write and squeeze in as much golf as possible. Brian Johnson and I are planning other film projects together. The picture shows my son and me behind the fifth green when he was still caddying on Number 2. He's the tall one, lol.
| 1970 | William A. Cornell II MD, JD ’70 After 32 years of practicing law, the last 25 as a prosecutor for the state of California, I retired and completed my MD degree. It has always been a lifelong ambition to be both an attorney and physician. I owe a large part of my success to T-P which instilled in me discipline and good study habits at an early age. I expect to serve in medically underserved Third World countries in my 'retirement'...Thanks T-P!
Rick Meyer ’68
| 1971 – 45th Reunion | Beau Barile ’71 Self-employed and too busy. Business built on values: punctuality, actually using the phone, and consistency! Very simple formula for success!! Welcomed a granddaughter, Lucy, in June of last year.
| 1967 | Andrew Masset III ’67 Welcomed a new grandchild, Robert Andrew, on October 24, 2014. Worked on two major films and three TV series. Got my golf handicap down to a 7/8. Planning a trip to Portugal, England, Ireland, and Scotland. Lost a childhood friend and T-P alumnus, Paul Wagner ’66. May he rest in peace.
For the past three years, I have been focused on screenwriting. I have completed four feature-length screenplays and one television pilot. Several of the projects are gaining traction in contests and the crown jewel of my portfolio, "Ganja Granny," has been getting reads from serious people in the industry. The TV pilot, "Those in Peril," has gotten quite a bit of traction. I just completed filming a short based on my one-act play,
Bruce Colley ’71 Hello class of '71 - can't believe we are coming up on our 45th Reunion. I certainly don't feel that old! As most of you know, this fall my family suffered the loss of my mom, Lois, at the age of 83. She was a wonderful, loving mother and a wonderful companion to my dad, who at 88, still serves on T-P’s Board of Trustees.
I thought it’d be a nice time to thank Arch Smith, Bill Taylor, and the many, many teachers and staff who have shown their love and support. It is very nice to know that my parents’ many years of efforts and dedication have been appreciated. Class of ’71, it would be nice to see you all and catch up at our 45th Reunion this year. Let's all plan on it.
| 1976 – 40th Reunion |
| 1974 |
My primary business, Lighthouse Technology Partners, was named Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year in the Metro-NY Region. We help companies manage on-premise IT infrastructure, migrate to Microsoft Office 365, and Azure. Our customers range from smaller hedge funds and general businesses to higher education and large non-profits. My son Brian ’09 is living in Stamford, CT and working in finance for Onward Search, a national digital professional recruiting outfit. My daughter Nicole is a junior at Trinity College in Hartford. The photo is of us in Bermuda. I am living and working in Greenwich, CT, and invite any old classmates to stop by anytime they are driving down I-95.
Greg Fowks ’74 T-P was the best for me! I lost my dad in '69 and then went to T-P as a freshman right after. Just think, losing a dad and being in the T-P transition and social distress at the time. I was a regular at Disciplinary Committee and was on probation losing weekend rights a few times…but now that I look back, T-P gave me a very strong moral and personal fiber that I rely on everyday both in my personal and professional life! Allan Stern ’74 At a time when some of my classmates and friends are retiring, I've started my own architecture practice in Bolton Landing on Lake George...so, if you're finally planning on building your dream or vacation home in the beautiful Adirondacks, give me a call!
| 1975 | Mike Waller ’75, P’11 First of all, I want to thank all of my classmates who were able to make it to our 40th Reunion in October. It was great to see everyone. Those who were able to attend included Bob Sheehan, Ed Wouters, Neil Colley, David Choplinski, Scott Morrison, Richie Matt, Elizabeth Greene Waller, David Neligan, Tom Cocco, Glenn Blakney, and Ray Murphy. We know that the rest of the class was with us in spirit. Hopefully, we will have even more attend for our 50th.
Brian Desrosier ’76, P’09
Teddy Smith ’76 Class of 1976 (1975 & 1977 too)... We are hoping that everyone will attend our 40th Reunion Sept. 30Oct. 1, 2016 (students, teachers, coaches, etc ). Hopefully everyone got our promo letter. Please send your contact updates to Colleen and me in an email so we can loop everybody in for this very special celebration: Colleen Dealy: cdealy@ trinitypawling.org (she’s in the Alumni Office at the School) /Teddy Smith email@example.com. The class of ’76 would like to extend the Reunion Weekend invitation to the classes of 1975 and 1977.
Congratulations to Mike Waller and the class of ’75 for getting everyone together to celebrate their 40th in grand fashion! Let’s try and reunite the classes of the mid ’70s. As I recall, we had a lot of fun together…? I think some music, kegs, and a bonfire are in order and well overdue – after Chapel of course. God Bless & Cheers, Teddy / c 732.319.4133. P.S. I am not a Facebook guy, but it’s time we all get some real face-to-face time and thank T-P for the memories.
| 1977 | Lawrence B. Jackson ’77 On April 23, 2014, I entered retirement following a 28.5 year career with the New York State Police. I enjoyed a successful career with the rank of Investigator assigned to the Violent Felony Warrant Squad working in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service, Rochester, NY.
| 1981 – 35th Reunion | Andy Busby Rickert ’81 Hello Class of ’81! Mark your calendars for our 35th Reunion September 30 - October 1, 2016. Peter Strong is leading the charge and has already connected with many of you. Francee Matt Quinlan, Pat McCormick and I are helping to rally the troops back to campus for an unforgettable weekend. If you want to jump on board, email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at arickert@ trinitypawling.org. We'd love to hear from you! I have two sons at T-P – freshman Will and senior Henry. Henry's heading to Elon University next fall along with Francee's daughter Maddie...couldn't have scripted that one any better! They’re joining Chris and Doreen Kelly’s daughter Erin, who’s currently a freshman at Elon.
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Class Notes | 1984 | Chris Gaylord ’84 I attended the Boston event in December and enjoyed meeting the new Headmaster. He seems like a solid guy and I was pleased to learn that T-P is under great leadership. At the event, I caught up with Mort Fearey and Micah Chase from our class, Scudder Sinclair and Erik Olstein from ’86, Rob Ix ’83, and Jeff Hubbard from ’82. Also present was the legendary Miles Hubbard ’57! I am in regular contact with classmates Mark Sullivan, Rynard Gundrum, Tim Rooney, Lawson Willard, Gary Fung, Scott Seckel, Booker Corrigan, Bob Morrissey (and Brandon Waring and Bill Traff ’85 too). I recently saw Mike Findlay ’85, Logan Yonce ’85 and Avery Bourke ’86 in New Canaan. I was lucky enough to get a phone call and a Christmas card from Wilson Leech ’84 this year. I would also love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out to me: email@example.com (work) 617-672-8147 (cell) 978-810-8488
On a visit to Savannah we saw Barney Paderewski ’87. We are off to IA, NE, MO for spring break!!! If any T-P friends are in the ‘hood, let me know!!! It was great to meet Headmaster Bill Taylor at the Trinity-Pawling Holiday event in NYC. What a wonderful choice the school has made to steer T-P in the years to come.
Marc Rice ’87
Walter Wright ’88 After over 20 years in Telluride, I am taking a break from the mountains and attending grad school at Duke's Nicholas School for the Environment. While in the Durham/Chapel Hill region, I have re-connected with classmate Bret Livingston. My second year in the program will be at Duke's marine lab on the Outer Banks. Come on out for a sail.
| 1990 | Ed Feather ’90
I got engaged to Susan Mlodozeniec on October 31, 2015. Susan, Whit, Avery, and I also recently moved to Concord, MA. My boys Whit and Avery are enjoying their time at The Fenn School. Whit is looking forward to freshman year at Concord-Carlisle High School next year.
| 1991 – 25th Reunion |
My family and I have embarked on trying to reach all 50 states before our eldest daughter turns 18. She is 12 3/4 years old now and has been to 33.
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Jean-Claude Governale ’91 On January 17, 2015, I married Annie Lee Brown at the Florida Aquarium. Classmates Mike Messina, Mike Burns, and Christian Sundahl were there to celebrate. On October 20, 2015, we welcomed our first child, Kayden Blake Governale, into the world. We had a great time on our honeymoon!
| 1988 |
Kirk Vartan ’84 Our original pizza shop turned nine on September 19, 2015, and our Sunnyvale shop turned five on January 1, 2016. Check out asliceofny.com.
| 1987 |
Want to help with your 25th Reunion? Contact Hannah Alley Keller, Director of Alumni Programs, by phone: (845) 855-4829 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to join the Trinity-Pawling Class of 1991 Facebook group!
Roman Zurutuza ’91
of coaching Team Maverick's All-Star team of rising sophomores to victory over Team Cascade at the Showtime Lacrosse Recruiting Showcase. Our team of 21 Division 1 commits was down four at the half but battled back to win it. One of our fogos happened to be Trinity-Pawling's own Anthony "Sam" Uva ’18. Having a member of the Pride on my roster was surreal and made our victory extra sweet. Go Big Blue! Patrick Riordan ’92
he was accepted into the Warrant Officer Program. Now as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 with a Tactical Communications Planning and Engineering Officer background with certifications in defense level acquisitions and program management, it's time to take a break. If working towards retirement wasn't stressful enough while still on active duty, Will is also working towards attaining his MBA at Syracuse University with a graduation date scheduled early 2017. Since graduating in 1994 from T-P...learning has continued to be continuous!!! Semper Fidelis!
It has been an amazing transition back to T-P after 11 years. Being back with so many great people from my past has been an incredible blessing. My family (Megan, Joseph, and Meredith) is having a great time as well. A.J. McHugh ’95 My family and I had a wonderful holiday. It was a great cap to a good year featuring our 20th Reunion!
1996 – 20th Reunion Bradley McCrary ’96
| 1995 | John Appel ’95 I visited the T-P campus in May to wish farewell to Gay and Arch Smith. As part of the visit, which Chris Gillman ’05 brilliantly hosted, I had a chance to meet students and talk about investing and careers in finance as part of Mr. Hutchison's Economics class. I also had the chance to say hello to my old teachers Mr. and Mrs. Coratti, and to my old classmate Adam Dinsmore. I had not been to the School in 20 years and was enormously impressed. I live with my wife and four children in London where I have been for the past 15 years. After a few years in investment banking at Citigroup, I have now worked for 13 years for Gruss Capital, a hedge fund, where I head up their European investments. I am regularly in touch with other T-P alumni, like Robert Turner and Danny Enriquez (both ’91), as well as with my brother Felipe ’95, who now lives in Geneva and works as a private banker. | 1992 | Philip L. Casseus ’92 This past summer I had the pleasure
I bought a house and moved to Westbrook, CT, had a baby daughter, Skyler Annika Riordan, my son started school for the first time, and I got a new job as a Test Pilot for Sikorsky Aircraft.
| 1994 | William Seeley ’94
2016 will be a year of change for William Seeley ’94 and his wife, Jennifer, as he will retire from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service on December 1, 2016. Will initially enlisted into the Marines in 1996 and attained the rank of E-7 (Gunnery Sergeant) throughout the years. In 2009,
Welcomed a baby girl (Ellie) Elizabeth Reese McCrary born July 10, 2015.
| 1997 | Mike McLean ’97 I have traveled through 40+ countries in Asia, South America, and Africa. Spent a year in India, briefly worked in Mumbai. Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa (just shy of 20K ft). Now Director of IT for Gawker Media Group in NYC. You can see photos on my website www.jkaphoto. com. I was just in China this past September, went to Yunnan Province, Beijing, and Shanghai. JP Burlington ’95
Mrs. Kerry McLean P’95, P’97 shared the following about her son: Mike McLean ’97 lives in Boston, MA and serves as Vice President, Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Eaton Vance Management. He married Christina Wood on November 21, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston with a reception at the Boston Public Library. The best man was his brother, Rob McLean ’95, and two friends from the T-P class of 1997 were groomsmen: SPRING 2016 47
Class Notes Jason Amentas and Ben Stevens. Also in attendance from ’97 were Lee Kieran, Neel Choudhury, and Joe Corti. Hal Reinauer ’97 My wife, Daniela, and I welcomed our first child, Zoe Edna Reinauer, into this world on June 17, 2015...She was a healthy 8lbs and also happens to be the prettiest (and smartest) little girl in the world…her grandfather, Bert Reinauer ’68 agrees. Also, I recently joined Walker & Dunlop as vice president.
| 1998 |
a great location and I couldn’t be happier. My children are growing up fast, Jay is now eight and Lindsay is eleven. I started my own business called PC Support On Demand. I provide IT support to individuals and small businesses. Please check out my website pcsupportondemand.com. William Wood ’00 I am working for Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. I started working in theater at T-P in ’99 and have been able to travel the entire USA with several different shows and now in Vegas working on Zumanity, NYC.
Timothy Rothman ’98
| 2001 – 15th Reunion | Andy Jacknick ’01
I recently welcomed my second child, a girl, Cecelia. Last summer I got married. In attendance from T-P were Matt Donovan ’98, John Geehreng ’98, Brian Rothman ’95, Pete Heslin ’92, Greg Hayden ’98, Jesse Wildrick ’98. I also recently joined Compass, a tech driven Real Estate company, that is aggressively expanding across the country. Fellow T-P alum Cameron Stewart ’07 works there as well.
And wife, Christine Jacknick, welcomed their baby, Cecilia Lily Jacknick, into the world on November 24, 2015.
| 2003 | Andrew Havens ’03
| 2000 |
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Mr. Jonas Havens P’03 shared that his son Andrew was named Barry University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Andrew graduated from Barry with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2007. Andrew enrolled in graduate school with the
Class Notes School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences graduating in 2009. Andrew has served as the Intramural Coordinator for CRW for the last five years at Barry University. He currently serves as an ISR instructor, teaching archery and golf. He assists Intercollegiate Athletics by being an NCAA statistician for varsity contests and volunteers for numerous charity events hosted by Barry athletics. Never far from his heart is his continuous work with children as Andrew leads Barry University’s Fun* Fit* Fridays program which aids at risk children. Andrew’s crowning achievement in CRW is his work with children each summer as the program director of the BUCkids Summer Camp. Off campus, Andrew is a “Big Brother” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. He also works with college students, helping them to develop leadership skills as a member of LeaderShape South Florida. Michael O'Keefe ’03 In March 2014, I married my wife, Kristen, in Orlando, FL where I was working as a civil litigation attorney specializing in insurance claims. Having passed the patent bar exam I was soon offered a job as a patent attorney for IBM in Fishkill, NY. My work for IBM has me drafting and prosecuting patent applications for the world's leading filer of US patent applications. Having the opportunity to share the area where I grew up with my wife has been an incredible experience. I also completed my MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida. Best of all, in October, we welcomed our first child, Caroline Allison O'Keefe. We are both really excited to be parents and, since we are so close to T-P, look forward to bringing Caroline to her first Pride sports event in the near future.
| 2004 | Adam Gardner ’04
I was recently named Director of Player Development Clinics for Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse League. I have been busy working on growing the Box Lacrosse game in the US through the US Box Lacrosse Association where I consult on rules of play, officiating training and curriculum, player safety and growth, and development of our member organizations. Nick Guidi ’04
I am working in sales for Transpacific Building Maintenance, a building maintenance company in San Jose, CA and completed my Facility Management Certification. In 2014, I ran the New York City Marathon, my tenth marathon. I plan to run my 11th in 2016.
is still going strong and we can pick up our stories and memories as if we were still playing football on the southeast corner of the quad freshman year. Mrs. Reade remembers that about the class of 2004 vividly. We just wanted to have fun and we poured out of Hastings and East like kids playing until the sun went down. I was honorably discharged from the Navy about a year ago and hired to be a professional Lifeguard/ Waterman for the City of San Diego. I never thought for one second when I was at T-P that my future would be in civil service but it has turned out to be a great fit. Often I think of the lessons I learned on that campus in Pawling, NY. I learned about dealing with pain from Mr. Carp and running under his screaming constructive remarks during X-C practice. We had a saying that X-C season: "Choose to be better." Running faster was not due to our muscle strength or endurance. It was a choice to persevere mentally. It's amazing how some things stick with you over the years. For this I am forever in T-P’s debt. Academically, I learned how to be consistent in my studies. Specifically in Mrs. Reade's English class and her vocab test every Saturday. About 100 flashcards later we would have the final vocabulary test. By being persistent and staying on top of the work load, the test was not that bad. I hope everyone is doing well. Take care and God bless.
| 2005 | Keenan DeGiovanni ’05
Stefan Simkovics ’04 I was unable to get to my 10th Reunion, but I did receive many welcoming phone calls from my classmates like Ralph Fedele, Fred Kridler, and Henry Durling. It is amazing that after 10 years my friendship with my brothers from T-P
In September 2014, I married my lovely wife Amanda. In September 2015, we welcomed our 9 lb 5 oz bundle of joy Brecken York DeGiovanni.
| 2006 – 10th Reunion | W. Taylor Maury ’06
Accepted a new position in the Private Banking/ Personal Lending division of Financial Federal Bank in Memphis, TN. 2015 has been a big year for him as he is recently engaged to be married in April to a fellow Memphian, Huxley Brown. The two can't wait to tie the knot, and Taylor is excited about seeing some old T-P cronies at the wedding next spring. Bobby Waegelein ’06 I am currently living in Nashville and looking forward to our Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016. Let's get as many people there as possible!!!
| 2007 | Alfred J. Callahan ’07 Living in Southampton, NY with my wife, daughter Harper Therese, born August 2015, and two dogs. Working as an EMS first responder and a Captain in the Southampton Fire Dept. I was named the 2015 Southampton Fire Department Officer of the Year.
| 2008 | Charles Cook ’08 I was recently promoted at the Bob Woodruff Foundation to manage our Charitable Investments. Our foundation invests money into nonSPRING 2016 49
Lobos played the Arizona Wildcats in the New Mexico Bowl and, unfortunately, lost. I am enjoying my time in Albuquerque and I am learning a lot.
Trinity-Pawling Reunion WE’RE ROLLING OUT THE BLUE CARPET FOR YOU!
Faculty and Staff profits that serve post 9/11 wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families. In my capacity, I oversee each investment which totaled $4.2 million in 2015 and is projected to be over $5 million in 2016. This promotion has also allowed me to travel to many social events and meet our nation’s leaders. Kevin Kent ’08 After completing my master's degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, concentrating in Mind, Brain, and Education, I accepted a job in August at Arizona State University. I am working in a cognitive psychology lab that studies reading and writing and I am preparing to apply to PhD programs next fall. I am enjoying the beautiful weather and virtually year-round baseball in the Phoenix area.
| 2010 | Keegan Flynn ’10 Graduated from Denison University receiving a BA in Communications and most recently completed his MA in Management from Wake Forest School of Business. He is working as a Business Development Consultant at Oracle Corporation. Zachary Silva ’10 Completed a Master’s of Science in Leadership for the Creative Enterprises degree at Northwestern University, finishing at the top of his class. Recently, Zach helped coordinate a visit for the members 50 TRINIT Y-PAWLING MAGA ZINE
of the Trinity-Pawling Record Club to the Pawling Public Radio Station. The tricks of the trade were passed along while Mike Shustak and Zach Silva '10 aired their “Vinyl and New Additions” live radio show.
| 2011 – 5th Reunion | Mitchell Muncey ’11 Trinity-Pawling changed my life forever. My passion for shotgun shooting opened many doors for the future I strive for. In the last three years, I won three National Championships. These highlights made me realize that anything is possible when you put your blood, sweat, and Pride into everything you do. I learned that you don’t have to be the strongest or the smartest to be successful. Being successful comes from believing in your dreams and always carrying Pride on your back. I would like to personally thank Trinity-Pawling for making me the man I am today. Austin Oswinkle ’11 After graduating from Queens University of Charlotte with a BA in Sports Management, Austin Oswinkle ’11 accepted a position as the Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Young Harris College in Georgia.
We had a lot of Trinity-Pawling babies join the community in 2015. In the picture: (left to right) Maura Cody (married to Will Taylor '00) with Eamon born April 16; Kerry Dore with Maggie born July 10; Regan LaFontaine with Sawyer born May 23; Katy Fritts with Graham (born in Dunbar dorm on June 6); and Katie Baker (married to Andy Baker '00) with Owen born January 12. The following faculty and staff also welcomed babies: Andrea Settembrino had baby, Ava last November 2014, Brinton Moore and his wife had baby Colton born July 18, 2015, and Bryn Gillette and his wife, Kirsten, had baby Lily in May 2015.
SAVE THE DATE
HOMECOMING AND REUNION WEEKEND September 30 - October 1, 2016 Mark your calendar now for a weekend to reunite!
REUNION CLASSES IN 2016 2011 - 5th reunion 2006 - It’s your10th reunion! 2001 - 15th reunion
Reconnect with old friends and classmates
1996 - 20th reunion
Athletic Hall of Fame and campus tours
1991 - It’s your 25th reunion!
Homecoming football game
Reunion class celebrations
1986 - 30th reunion 1981 - 35th reunion 1976 - It's your 40th reunion! 1971 - 45th reunion 1966 - It’s your 50th reunion!
Michael Waller ’11 I made it through the fall semester at the University of New Mexico as a graduate assistant and member of the athletic trainers assigned to the football team. The New Mexico
Visit trinitypawling.org/reunion for more information or contact Beth Bryant at 845-855-4833 or email@example.com
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1926 to 1964 - Honor Guard Reunion If you would like to volunteer for your reunion, please contact Colleen Dealy at 845-855-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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IN MEMORY OF
Lois Elizabeth Colley In celebration of the life of Lois Elizabeth Colley, wife of longstanding Trustee Gene Colley, and mother of four Trinity-Pawling graduates: Bruce ’71, Bryan ’73, Neil ’75, and Dean ’78. Trinity-Pawling School is forever grateful for the incredible legacy of generosity, service, and love that you leave behind. We will miss you. "Lois Colley was gracious in every way: a devoted mother and wife, a friend to many, a renowned gardener and admired by all. Our memories of Lois live on." - Elizabeth P. Allen, President Board of Trustees.
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John Henry Alderton III ’50 GP’07, passed away on April 17, 2015. He was born in Evanston IL, lived in New York City and attended Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling NY. He was a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He and his loving wife Joan were married for over 60 years and resided in Florham Park for more than 55 years after living in both South Orange and Summit, NJ. John joined the United States Army in 1954, was stationed in Alaska and Korea and was honorably discharged in 1956. He was a Sales Executive for Almac Plastics and was founder of J&J Plastics. He joined the Florham Park Volunteer Fire Department and served for 55 years in the positions of: Lieutenant; Captain; President; 2nd and 1st Assistant Chief; and as Secretary of the Florham Park Relief Association since 2002. John was recently honored by the Florham Park Fire Department as the recipient of the Clyde Zuksworth award. John was also honored at Trinity-Pawling School as an inductee into the Athletic Hall of Fame in
2008. His grandson, Brad Alderton, graduated from T-P in its centennial year, a proud moment for John. He volunteered for the Interfaith Food Pantry, and Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown. He was also a member of the American Legion.
James G. Colvin II '60, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease with his wife, Carolyn, and family by his side, at home on July 24, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in New York City on December 18, 1941, the first of four children to the late James and Hope Colvin. Jim attended Trinity-Pawling School and was Head Prefect his senior year. While in college, he was president of his fraternity, DKE and captain of the football team. After graduation from Hamilton College, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War commanding his own swift boats for 3 tours. Jim remained in the Navy Reserve and retired as a Captain in 1993. Jim
graduated from University of Denver Law School with a JD and worked for the City of Colorado Springs, being appointed the City Attorney in 1981 and retiring in 1998. After retirement, he was a consultant and a part time senior instructor in political science at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Serving on numerous boards, too many to list, Jim had a special fondness for Cheyenne Village and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors, road trips, his discussion groups and family get together. Jim hiked many of the Colorado fourteeners with his dogs, Sally and Maggie. He could be seen at all of his grandchildren's sporting events and school activities. Jim was passionate about his family and seeing his grandchildren brought a twinkle to his eyes.
Russell M. Drumm Jr. ’65, a senior writer for The East Hampton Star, who for 33 years wrote about commercial and recreational fishing among a range of other subjects large and small, died on
Saturday at Southampton Hospital of cancer. He was 68. As a columnist and reporter, his work set a standard of excellence and helped to define The Star, both for the paper's readers and for his colleagues, who looked to him as an example of how to approach the job with seriousness but good humor. Mr. Drumm wrote eloquently about important regional issues and events — the 1996 explosion of Flight 800 above the Atlantic Ocean off Moriches, for example — but even his descriptions of the most common things, like the tug of a fish on a line, were poetic. He wrote about surfing, sailing, the East Hampton Town Trustees, coastal management, and tackled topics that spanned from a dog's eye view of a week on the lam to medical marijuana in his more personal pieces. He never seemed to run out of words and had an unparalleled ability to string them together in a way that made them infinitely compelling. Mr. Drumm contributed to such magazines as The Surfer's Journal and was the author of three books, an e-book, and completed the first draft of a fourth book. A lifelong surfer, Mr. Drumm was involved in the establishment of the Oceans Institute at the SPRING 2016 53
In Memoriam Montauk Lighthouse Museum, also known as the Montauk Surf Museum. He had a master’s degree in film from Columbia University and worked on "Harlan County, USA," a documentary by Barbara Kopple that won an Academy Award in 1977. He made Montauk his home in 1974, working as a deckhand on a lobster boat. Mr. Drumm lived in Montauk with his wife, Kyle Paseka. He is also survived by a daughter, Melissa DrummFlaherty of Springs, and a granddaughter.
Kevin M. Horton ’68, Massachusetts State Police Detective Lieutenant, Retired, of Hopkinton and formerly of Natick, passed away on October 20, 2015. Beloved husband of Ann K. (Rempelakis) Horton. Devoted son of Eva M. (McLeod) Horton Garons of Framingham and the late Daniel F. Horton Sr. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter Kali A. Horton of Hopkinton, one granddaughter Aaleyah Horton of Hopkinton, his brothers and sisters 54 TRINIT Y-PAWLING MAGA ZINE
Eileen Horton Dugan and her husband John of San Antonio TX, Kathleen Horton of Burlington, Daniel Horton and his wife Kim of Natick, Michael Horton and his wife Tara of Holden, mother-inlaw Mary Rempelakis of Framingham, brotherin-law Marc Rempelakis and his wife Caren of Plympton, sister-in-law Lee Ann Rempelakis of Marlborough, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Rory Horton, and brother-in-law of the late Thomas Rempelakis.
Richard H. Innis ’67, passed away on September 1, 2014, following a yearlong battle with cancer. Despite numerous chemotherapy treatments and a bone marrow transplant, he did not survive. Family and friends were with him throughout his battle. He was a valiant warrior. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Katherine Langrall Innis, three daughters, and four grandchildren. Hubert C. Mandeville III ’58, of S. Dartmouth passed away Friday,
October 2, 2015 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living with his wife, Mary (Delehanty) Mandeville and family at his side. Born in New York City, a son of the late Hubert C. and Lucy (Holden) Mandeville Jr. He grew up in Larchmont, NY and summered in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. He lived in Dartmouth for the last 39 years. Mr. Mandeville was a graduate of Union College and Bentley University. He served in Vietnam as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. Hubert worked as an accountant for Sears and he was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Dartmouth. He was a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club, and for many years a member of the Holland Society of New York and the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. In retirement, Mr. Mandeville enjoyed volunteering for hospice and the Solanus Casey Food Pantry. Joseph “Jay” P. O’Buck ’73, of Fishkill since 2008 and formerly of Westchester County, died
suddenly at home on Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was 60. Son of the late Joseph J. and Dorothy R. (Dronzek) O’Buck, he was born in Yonkers on March 26, 1955. Jay graduated from Trinity-Pawling School, where he played baseball and hockey. In
1975, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1976. He enjoyed many hobbies, but especially loved music and sports. On April 10, 1999, he married Nora Tabenga in Cortlandt, NY. Nora survives at home in Fishkill, along with their son, Aron Joseph O’Buck.
David M. Setaro '99, of Stanfordville died tragically at his home on December 14, 2015 in an ATV accident. Born on July 7, 1980, David leaves behind his parents Richard and Gerry Setaro of Rhinebeck, NY; his brother Stephen ’97 of Boston, MA; and
his adored black lab, Mario. David was a 1995 graduate of Kildonan School in Amenia, NY and a high school graduate of the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY. David was a member of the Fire Sprinklers Local Union 669 and worked for the S&S Fire Suppression, a division of Davis Ulmer. David enjoyed nothing more than his time spent with his friends. He had an incredibly loud and infectious personality that attracted everyone he met. Whether it was hunting, fishing or roasting a pig for a barbeque, he loved his friends and would give the shirt off his back if they needed it.
Philip B. Smith '54, died on Jan. 29 in Delray Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 80. Phil was born in New York City on Jan. 5, 1936 to Allen Batterman Smith and Eleanor Irving of Rye, N.Y. He was a resident of Darien, Conn. for 55 years, and a part-time resident of Delray Beach, Fla. and Edgartown. He was a graduate of the Trinity-Pawling School and Princeton University.
He rose through the ranks to Lieut. j.g. in the United States Navy, and received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He had a long career as a banker and in venture capital, starting at Citibank and most recently as a founding member of IQ Venture Advisors. Phil founded Citicorp Venture Capital in 1967 and served at its first president and chief executive officer until 1972. He later continued his career at Irving Trust Bank as an executive vice president and group executive of the World Wide Corporate Group. Subsequently, he became founding partner of Lawrence Venture Associates and Arete Ventures, the management company of Utech Venture. He was also a managing director of the merchant banking group of Prudential Securities and vice chairman and cofounder of Spencer Trask Securities. Phil served on numerous boards of directors. He trained a generation of venture capitalists, including some of the most successful investors of their time, while working at Citicorp Venture and also as an adjunct professor teaching a venture capital course at the Columbia University graduate school of business.
Living in Darien for 55 years, Phil devoted many hours of his spare time to his community, serving as a representative town meeting member, teaching at St. Luke’s Parish church school, mentoring inner city youth, and recently serving as one of the first board members of the Darien Firemen Foundation. Phil was known by his family and many friends as The Captain. His family was his first priority, especially his devotion to his loving wife Linda and his daughters and their families. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday sailing in the Caribbean with his entire family. He was an avid athlete, and one by one, he taught each child and grandchild and many of their friends how to sail, fish, golf, ski, skate, play touch football and master chess. His first love was the water, and his happiest moments were spent racing his Shields or fishing for blues off Martha’s Vineyard. His stories were long, and his advice never ending, a true friend and mentor to so many. One close friend wrote, “if you were lucky enough to meet and know Phil, you were lucky enough.”
January 3, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in Poughkeepsie on October 19, 1942, he was
the son of the late Charles N. Still, Sr. and Evelina Tirante. On November 16, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Church in Millbrook, he married Ann E. Maher. Mrs. Still survives at home in Millbrook. Charles was a graduate of Trinity-Pawling School and Marist College. He was employed at IBM in Poughkeepsie as a systems analyst before leaving to join the family business, Charles N. Still & Sons Plumbing & Heating Co. in Millbrook. Mr. Still was a past member of Millbrook Business Association and past President of Central Dutchess Rotary. He was an avid Yankee fan, loved his sports cars, sailing and celebrating almost every occasion with fireworks.
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Amy Foster came to Trinity-Pawling in the fall of 1978 to deliver a young PG (Brian Foster ’79) to early sports. The couple returned in 1989 and have called it home ever since. These days, Amy is in Gardiner Library teaching the boys to navigate today’s library.
What has kept you here for so many years? The community – it's a very special place to raise a family, with 300+ brothers and many caring adults watching our daughters grow up. It’s like the 1950s my daughters could open the door and wander at will. Also gratifying is seeing former students and their families return to live and work here. What are your fondest memories of the community?
When we come together and act as one to solve a problem. When I was bedridden before our youngest daughter was born, my household was taken care of better than if I were doing it! What do you hope the boys will learn in the library?
I hope to equip the students with the research skills they need to succeed in college and in the workforce. Today’s library is all about inquiry - it’s about learning to solve problems.
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How is the library evolving? When I began, the library had 25,000 volumes on the shelves - quantity used to be a mark of a library’s depth and quality. We have reduced to about 10,000 volumes now. Books are still necessary, but they are a smaller part of what a library is today. Books are now available electronically, through databases, e-books, and the Internet. We are in the midst of an amazing transformation in the world of libraries, and here in Gardiner Library. Our lower level now offers an innovation lab and brainstorming room to stimulate collaboration. The project-based learning initiatives that Bill Taylor has brought to campus will flourish here! What do you hope to achieve with the innovation lab?
The principle of design thinking is a more creative approach to problem solving. Boys learn best by doing, and the innovation lab is a place where students can try new things, collaborate, and learn the skills they need in today's workforce.
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