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LIFE Winter 2012




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Vermont Academy BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Steven E. Karol ’72, Chairman Mr. Michael A. Choukas ’73, P ’94, Vice-Chairman Col. Richard I. Stark, Jr. ’74, Secretary Chris Cota ’66, P ’90, ’92, Treasurer Mrs. Corina Luther Belle-Isle ’80 Ms. Carolyn Blitz, P ’12 Mr. Mark Candon Mr. Stuart Eisenkraft ’74 Mrs. Linda Fink, P ’12 Mr. Whitney Gay ’67 Mrs. Penny Gendron, P ’10, ’12, ’15 Ms. Anne Herbert, P ’99 Mr. David Holton ’68 Mrs. Mary Helen Holzschuh, P ’12 Ms. Penny Horowitz, P ’98 The Reverend Peter Howe, P ’07, ’10 Mr. Timothy Lord ’69, P ’05, ’10 Mr. Donald G. McInnes ’59 Hon. George P. Moser, Jr. ’48, P ’79 Mr. Marvin S. Neuman, P ’03 Mr. Lee Ryder ’90 Mr. David E. Robinson ’77 Ms. Carolyn Salzman, P ’11 Mr. Kevin J. Seifert ’80 Mr. S. Tylor Tregellas Mr. Andrew Ward ’93

EMERITUS TRUSTEES Robert M. Campbell ’37, P ’65, ’68, ’70 (2), ’80, ’82 W. Gene Hays Jr. ’55 Wentworth Hubbard, P ’80 Hugh Pearson ’54

HEADMASTER EMERITUS | Mr. Michael Choukas Jr. ’46, P ’73 HEAD OF SCHOOL | Sean P. Brennan EDITOR | Maryann McArdle CONTRIBUTORS | Greg Cairns ’08, Karen Langston, P ’03, ’05, Fanning Hearon, Wyeth Olmsted ’15, Robbie Tesar

CLASS NOTES EDITOR | Ella Bullock McIntosh ’86 DESIGN | Square Spot Design PHOTOS | Greg Cairns ’08, Karen Langston, P ’03, ’05, Robbie Tesar, Christine Armiger, Maryann McArdle ON THE COVER | Greg Cairns, Class of 2008. See page 3 for related article. Vermont Academy Life is published two times a year by Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, VT. Vermont Academy Life reserves the right to edit all material that it accepts for publication. Please email submissions, letters, and comments to Fax (802) 869-6268, or mail to Managing Editor, Vermont Academy Life, P.O. Box 500, Saxtons River, VT 05154-0500. By providing a supportive community and close personal attention to its students, Vermont Academy develops confident, active learners and respectful citizens.

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PASSION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Emerging environmental filmmaker, Greg Cairns '08, talks about how VA influenced his passion for the outdoors and how he is sharing that with the world.

03 INTO THE WILD VA teacher, Robbie Tesar, attended a semester at the National Outdoor Leadership School where he learned first-hand just how powerful nature can be.


HURRICANE IRENE HITS VERMONT VA Academy Store Manager, Karen Langston, recalls her devastating encounter with Hurricane Irene and the rebuilding that followed.

06 THIS I BELIEVE This past fall, Sean Brennan asked all students and faculty to write their own personal philosophy in 500 words or less, two of those essays are featured here.


02 head of school’s letter 18 alumni news 19 class notes 29 in memoriam 33 a foundation for our future 36 10/11 annual report


head of school’s letter SEAN P. BRENNAN:

“Due in part to its bucolic setting, VA has had strong connections to the environs throughout our history.”

To the Vermont Academy family, Welcome to our winter 2012 issue of VA Life. As you may have noticed, we are centering on a theme for each issue, and after our successful STEM and international issues hit the press, we received very positive feedback about this approach. We hope you are enjoying our focus on specific issues which are central to Vermont Academy. Our theme for this issue is a long-standing aspect of life at Vermont Academy: the Outdoors. Due in part to its bucolic setting, VA has had strong connections to the environs throughout our history. Assistant Headmaster, James Taylor, was one of the founders of the Long Trail that runs the length of the Green Mountains. Legendary ski coach and outdoor enthusiast, Warren Chivers, was revered for his work with students and connecting them to the outdoors. Our history of connection to the natural world runs deep. Contributors for this issue include Karen Langston (parent of Elliott ’03 and Brittany ’05), Robbie Tesar (current faculty member), and Greg Cairns ’08. As you will see, their articles are very different, but their stories have the common thread of encountering both the beautiful and the daunting elements in our natural world. Karen, who now runs the VA school store, and her family literally had to dig out after hurricane Irene’s torrential downpours hit Vermont. Robbie had an incredible experience during his NOLS semester out west, but when he found himself stuck in quicksand for thirteen hours, he also learned that nature is not all idyllic. Greg’s beautiful film Walking In chronicles hiking along the Long Trail. (Mr. Taylor would be so proud!)

Check it out online!

In addition to these three great articles and other exciting news from VA, this issue contains our Annual Report. The support of alumni, parents and friends of Vermont Academy makes such a big difference each year. Please take the time to acknowledge our donors and consider making a gift to our Annual Fund or other capital projects. As always, I hope to see you on campus soon!


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Sean P. Brennan Head of School


PASSION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TO HIS WORK AS A BUDDING FILMMAKER My passion for the environment was strongly influenced by my time at Vermont Academy. While there, I would go on long hikes, often in the rain. Faculty would occasionally look at me with skepticism as I signed out to go for a five-hour hike in a rainstorm. I spent a lot of time in the outdoors and even skipped my senior class trip to Six Flags in order to camp on Mount Washington instead. I’ll admit that this wasn’t typical of a lot of high schoolers, but my years in Vermont deepened my love and respect for the outdoors.


Photographs were taken by Greg while enjoying the great outdoors and working on his films.

After leaving Vermont, I intended to play hockey at St. Olaf’s College in Minnesota. But my heart wasn’t in the kind of hockey they played there, so I focused mostly on schoolwork. While working my way though the second year of an environmental studies degree, I realized that, although the school was good, I had become disconnected from the environment I was supposed to be learning how to care for and protect. I decided to spend a semester with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) before transferring to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. This decision raised concerns that perhaps I was going backward, that I was digressing from some road to success as defined by financial gain. That has never been my most important goal, so I left Minnesota and moved to Colorado. Although I live in Colorado during the school year, I have returned to Vermont for the past three summers and worked with the Green Mountain Club. This past summer I had the opportunity to work as a caretaker at Mt. Mansfield’s Taft Lodge. The lodge serves as a dry overnight stop for Long Trail thru-hikers and overnight backpackers. It is the oldest lodge on the oldest long-distance hiking trail in North America. During my six-week stay near the top of Mt. Mansfield, I began work on a short documentary about what I think it means to hike in Vermont. The film, Walking In, was a way to test my abilities in filmmaking as well as to show viewers a side of Vermont that is rarely seen. The location of Taft Lodge offered a unique perspective of the mountain. For example, most thru-hikers spend a month on the trail but may see the sunset only a handful of times. I was fortunate to see it almost every night, because the lodge sat only a third of a mile from the ridgeline. Walking In is an environmental film not because it is empirically informative, but because it attempts to connect the viewer with the environment. Many of the environmental problems we face today can be attributed to a lack of awareness and respect for the environment. This is not to say that these problems are caused intentionally by individuals; rather, many people are not connected with the environment they affect, and if they felt more of a connection to it, they would begin to respect and care for it more. The environment affects us; we affect the environment. It is a cycle that many don’t regularly think about and the reason I make environmental films.


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This is also the reason I work for Fort Lewis College’s outdoor program. Each semester I lead between three and six trips, mostly over weekends but some week-long. Most people have never spent a week in the backcountry. In November, I led nine other college students on a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. It was very different from anything they had previously done, and I enjoyed watching them adapt and begin to feel comfortable in the remote setting. Only around three percent of those who visit the Grand Canyon walk below the canyon rim. The difference between the experience of those who stand on the rim for 20 minutes and that of those who spend seven days in the canyon is incredible. The latter gain a far higher level of respect for the wonder of the place than those who just walk around it for a while.


After Walking In was completed, I wanted to document water-related environmental issues in the southwest. The book and documentary Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner sold me on the topic. Water is of extreme importance in the southwest, and as more people move to the area, its importance increases. A friend and I began work on The Current in September 2011, and it is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012. Producing The Current has taken up far more of my time than I originally anticipated. In fact, I spend more time working on the film than on my classwork; at times traditional class is an afterthought for me. I do my homework and attend class to maintain above a 3.0 GPA, but some interview or film segment we are working on is what occupies my mind. I’ll admit that since beginning the project, I meet with professors far more than before. The film is an avenue that allows me to learn independently and creatively. I learn as much from the project as from going to class—possibly more.

in America. Speaking of Taylor, Ben Rose,

Greg shares a love of Vermont with James P. Taylor, Vermont Academy’s assistant principal from 1908 to 1912, and one of the founders of the Green Mountain Club. In 1910, Taylor and a group of more than 20 avid hikers vowed to “make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people” by creating the first long-distance hiking trail former GMC executive director, stated “James P. Taylor was ahead of his time, because before that the mountains were not particularly celebrated in Vermont culture, they were cold dark, brooding presences, impediments to commerce and transport and the mountains were really in the way. And here was this school teacher talking about how the mountains were going to be a magnet of economic activity and health and vitality for the state, he was really talking about eco-tourism

Overall, the film project is going well. The next year will be full. The spring semester will be filled with interviews and plans for the expedition portion of the film, a five-week trip from the headwaters of the San Juan River basin to Page, Arizona. It is a process that is always changing, never boring, and hopefully will have a positive, educational impact on those who will eventually view the film. va


To view Greg’s environmental films, visit

before the word was common.”

ABOUT THE TRAIL: Begun in 1912, the Long Trail is a 273-mile path winding the length of the state and carved through some of its most beautiful areas. The Long Trail is maintained today by the Green Mountain Club. Visit to learn more!

Image Credit: NASA


Vermont is not usually known for lying in the path of hurricanes or tropical storms. But in late August 2011, the remnants of Hurricane Irene caused more destruction in one afternoon than the state has seen from decades of nor’easters. Towns and villages throughout the state were affected, and Saxtons River and its surrounding area were not spared the devastation. Although the campus faired well on its hilltop, one Vermont Academy family was not so lucky. Our Academy Store manager, Karen Langston, shares her story of the storm’s aftermath. 6

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“I believe how you react to a situation makes a difference.” - Karen Langston

We’ve all heard the expression “everything happens for a reason.” That may be true, but I believe how you react to a situation makes a difference.

(left) The Langston family pose in front of the Bartonsville Covered Bridge. (right) VA students and faculty help with the clean-up.

It’s been several months since the remnants of Hurricane Irene inflicted immense flooding as a tropical storm in Vermont. The storm affected so many lives statewide, locally, and, more specifically, personally as the little village I live in suffered great loss and damage. Lower Bartonsville became an icon of the storm when Susan Hammond, my neighbor, posted a video of the Lower Bartonsville Covered Bridge being gracefully swept away into the raging waters of the Williams River on Sunday, August 28, 2011. For the village of Lower Bartonsville, the bridge was more than a way of getting from one side to the other; it was a structure that bound together the residents of our rural community of 25 homes. The bridge was the means of exchanging farm-fresh harvests, chicken and duck eggs, or simply a friendly visit between neighbors. It was the route taken when trips to the local vet were in order. It was a gathering place for tourists, artists, and photographers, and a perfect location for wedding and family reunion photos. The Green Mountain Flyer carrying vacationers and locals along its railroad tracks was often witness to the majestic beauty of the bridge set against the splash of vibrant colors during fall foliage. The bridge was always a special place for the children growing up in our village, whether they were waving from inside the bridge through the lattice windows or peering into the river below. Our bridge had a way of turning strangers into friends and neighbors into family. The bridge did not go without putting up a good fight. As we watched in anguish, the roaring river relentlessly pounded her with torrents of muddy water, hauling with it entire trees, oil tanks, and numerous unidentifiable items which slammed against her side most of that rainy afternoon. About 4:30 p.m., the bridge began to creak and groan and was eventually tossed off its abutment, devoured by the river, and taken swiftly from our view. After seeing the video of the last moments of the bridge, John Seabrook, a staff writer at The New Yorker, wrote, “Perhaps it’s the simple, humble way that the Bartonsville Covered Bridge seems to say goodbye, bowing first at its far end, then slipping behind the trees while keeping its structure, and its dignity, intact until its peaked roof slips into the Williams River. Perhaps it’s the grief in the voices of the onlookers. We all know that tourists like to take pictures of Vermont’s iconic covered bridges; what this clip shows is the deep affection that Vermonters feel for these structures, and the terrible sense of loss when one disappears.” ver mont academy



“We will truly never understand the reasons for such enormous devastation, but the reaction from Vermonters makes me proud.”

Four houses, two on each side of the bridge, sustained major flooding—my house being one of them. The river rose, at first unnoticed, up the bank, silently creeping out from the woods, eventually spilled onto our two acres of property. Then, as if almost apologetically, it inevitably entered our home. As my husband and I stood by trying to make quick decisions and take action, our neighbors gathered, making “what if” conversation about the bridge and our obvious predicament while encouraging us to leave quickly. It became apparent we were running out of time, especially after the fire department appeared informing us that we were the first for evacuation and asking if we needed help. The Williams River just 80 feet from our home was raging and rolling out of control. It joined forces with the swollen brook in the backyard, making a virtual island of our house, as floodwaters reshaped our property—and in due course perhaps our future. We spent that first night with wonderful neighbors, and a friend who had recently relocated to South Carolina offered his vacant condo for us to stay in as long as we needed to. We readily accepted his offer; our house was unlivable. The nine inches of standing water inside extended from the front door to the back, flooding the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom with silt-filled river water. All closets, cabinets, walls, and flooring needed to be removed. The destruction was also etched across our landscape: When the water receded, there was no indication of where the driveway began or ended and no sign of our expansive lawn; everything was completely buried in thick river muck. Our raisedbed vegetable gardens, just days from harvest, lay in ruins. Downed trees were scattered everywhere; car tires, cobs of corn, and random children’s toys littered our property. The front yard that leads down to the river had become a virtual beach covered in fine sand, the river bank now looking vulnerable without the trees that had stood against the silhouette of the missing bridge. The huge old apple tree in the backyard, now split in two, rested on top of our roof, a result of the nonstop rain and the weight of the heavy, ripe fruit. The two feet of water that engulfed the yard forced the deck right up out of the ground. Perhaps if the ground is forgiving in the spring, the deck might settle back down, just as our lives will eventually settle down. A month before the flood, I had been very excited to begin a position as Vermont Academy bookstore manager. My husband and I had been part of the VA family for some years, as both of our children were graduates, Elliott in 2003 and Brittany in 2005. As parents of day students, we spent a good amount of time attending various sports events, concerts, and plays, and volunteering for all of the parents’ weekend fundraisers. It goes without saying how fond we are of Vermont Academy, but my devotion has doubled since that fateful day in August when the landscape of Vermont changed forever. Between starting a new job and having my world turned upside down, I was struggling to keep my balance. The faculty, staff, and students of VA were enormously supportive, and in the days that followed the flood, a group of 16 coworkers and 70 students arrived at our home over a three-day period. Armed


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with buckets, shovels, and rakes, they helped to restore our flooded property. I told the kids that it will be a long process, but by having them pitch in on this overwhelming task, what felt like an impossible situation to recover from became an attainable undertaking. The gardens and grass will grow again and the interior of the house, which has now been completely gutted, will once again be a cozy, warm, and lively environment that we call home. Through a lot of physical work and the generosity of family, friends, and Vermont Academy, we realize that we are very fortunate, as there are far worse scenes of destruction and heartbreaking events throughout the state. And among them are just as many awe-inspiring stories, making me very grateful to live in Vermont, this little state with a huge heart. Tropical Storm Irene was a historic event, and hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime experience, bringing with it memories both good and bad. I choose to focus on the good, because I do believe it is how you react to a situation that makes a difference. We will truly never understand the reasons for such enormous devastation, but the reaction from Vermonters makes me proud. I am especially proud of our little village and the folks who live here. The determination of the residents of Lower Bartonsville to rebuild our bridge is not surprising, just as my husband and I are determined to rebuild our home. Both will be a strong testament of what love and devotion can overcome. va



“Perhaps it’s the simple, humble way that the Bartonsville Covered Bridge seems to say goodbye, bowing first at its far end, then slipping behind the trees while keeping its structure, and its dignity, intact until its peaked roof slips into the Williams River.�

To view the video of the bridge, visit

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Robbie Tesar shares lessons he learned about wilderness and his thoughts on the future of the outdoor education program at Vermont Academy. Vermont Academy history teacher Robbie Tesar has a long-standing love affair with the outdoors and a potent desire to share his enthusiasm with others. To this end, Robbie took a leave of absence from VA during the fall semester to attend the National Outdoor Leadership School, or NOLS, in the Utah wilderness. NOLS defines wilderness as “a place where nature is dominant and situations and their consequences are real.” This definition became frighteningly clear to Robbie when what began as a casual crossing of a muddy riverbed on a sunny afternoon quickly turned into a 13-hour test of patience, the power of community, and the strength of the human spirit. Robbie’s passion for the outdoors can be traced to a summer spent at Keewaydin as a eighth grader in 2000. After his freshman year in college, he wanted to go back as a counselor. “My freshman year was tough. I needed to spend the summer doing something for myself.” He applied for a job and worked as an assistant to two other staff members. “The Keewaydin experience changed my life. It made me feel a lot happier about myself, more confident. It helped me realize that I wanted to teach and be involved

with kids. Tom Oxholm (then director of development) helped me get my job at VA.” Robbie has returned to camp every summer since. Last summer, he led some of the most senior campers through a 38-day canoe trip on the remote rivers of Quebec, covering over 400 miles. “We put in at Lac Icebound, which is a twoand-a-half-day drive from civilization, way back on Hydro Quebec roads. We paddled south on the East Main River to Lac Mistassini. It was incredible. I love traveling by canoe.” Robbie realized that although he was well versed in canoe travel, he would need a broader base of knowledge to truly be a leader in the outdoors. “I wanted to prepare to be more involved with the outdoor program at VA. NOLS gives you a foundation in outdoor leadership, with lots of time spent in backcountry camping. My background is in canoe trips; I had never done much with rock climbing or backpacking, and I wanted that fullness to create opportunities for students in different areas. I wanted to learn the vocabulary.” Head of School Sean Brennan readily agreed to Robbie’s request for a leave of absence, and Robbie, in keeping with VA’s theme for the year, “took a healthy risk” and headed to Utah. >

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“At first it was funny. A silly thing—stuck in the mud. All it takes is a little hard work and you get out, right?” At approximately 3:45 pm, his group leader activated their emergency locator beacon.

His daily experience at NOLS was eventful. “We were outdoors all the time. The day would start with an early wake up, and we’d break camp and leave the site by 9 am. We took a WFR course (Wilderness First Responder) for 10 days at the beginning, which proved to be very important later on during the trip. We usually had a class in the morning, maybe on technical skills or environmental ethics, and then we would split up into groups and move out for the day’s training. The groups would meet back at a planned spot at the end of the day, make camp, and have another class after dinner.” Robbie particularly enjoyed learning about rock climbing. “We were able to make our own climbing goals. I like traditional climbing—where you place gear as you go, bringing the rope up with you.” Robbie first practiced by leading a mock climb using a multi-pitch method. Then his instructors allowed him to actually lead a climb. “They let me do it; their trust in me was very powerful. The NOLS instructors were some of the best role models for the way I want to teach, which is to empower my students. I had never felt that way in sports as a kid; it was a powerful, powerful thing.” Often the biggest challenges were not physical. Robbie struggled with selfcriticism and feelings of competition within the group. “My goal was to go in with the mindset of a student, to be open to being taught. But I still wanted to be the best.” His Keewaydin background had made him comfortable in the outdoors, but he had to allow himself to become uncomfortable to truly become a student. “I didn’t want to tell other students what to do—I tried to open a dialogue and cultivate a group experience. But I went in with a centric view. It eventually all climaxed in my being stuck.” In the third month of the course, a morning hike took Robbie’s group near the shore of Dirty Devil River in Eastern Utah. Early in the afternoon, he was the first to attempt to cross over the mud from one bank to another and quickly slipped into the muck. “At first it was funny. A silly thing—stuck in the mud. All it takes is a little hard work and you get out, right?”


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It soon became clear that Robbie was unable to free himself. “There was muck over my knees, with water over that; really cold water. I tried to reach my laces but I couldn’t keep my hands in the water for more than about 30 seconds.” His fellow hikers attempted to help from the shore, throwing out a rope from about 20 yards away and pulling, but that too was unsuccessful. “People were beginning to feel frustrated and nervous. I was, too, but I thought there were a number of things we could do that eventually would lead to me being out of the mud. Get more people to pull, find the other groups; a little more effort and some more people would do it.” As the sun set behind the canyon wall, the urgency to free Robbie increased. At approximately 3:45 pm, his group leader activated their emergency locator beacon. After that, it was a waiting game. “I felt like the experience was the culmination of all we had learned and practiced. We were working together to problem solve, to make it as comfortable for me as possible.” The group devised a pulley system that sent equipment out to Robbie: all of his jackets wrapped in plastic bags, and hot water bottles to try and keep him warm. The air temperature had fallen to 43 degrees and Robbie focused intensely on his breathing to keep from shivering in the darkness. “People were trying to help me, to keep me alert. They were checking in constantly, asking my name, my age, where are we, what happened—anything to keep me from losing consciousness and falling into the water.” Four hours after the locator beacon was activated, Robbie heard the sound of a helicopter. “Usually you’re afraid when you hear a plane or a helicopter in the back country, but for the first time I felt, ‘YES!’” The elation over the arrival of the helicopter soon vanished as it became clear that it was not the answer. “The helicopter rescue attempt was the most dangerous part of the whole thing. Being stuck, being cold, hyperthermia—we had these things under control. We knew what we were doing. The medics came in but didn’t know the situation we were in to the extent we did. The idea was [that] I would sit on a skid and the helicopter would just pull me up. The medics asked me to build a harness and attach myself to the skid in case I fell. Looking back it sounds like a terrible idea. But at the time we thought, all right,

this will work. We listened to their expertise, but they had never actually done what they were trying to do— pull someone out with a helicopter. After a few tries, I knew it wasn’t happening.” After the failed attempt, Robbie realized that his only way out was to be dug out with shovels. “It then became a process of getting the pieces into place. The search and rescue group from Hanksville arrived, and they were the most amazing men I’ve ever met. It was one in the morning. They came out on rafts, two on either side, with four shovels. Their arms were in the cold water, and they just shoveled as quickly as possible, ’cause the silt kept filling back in.” Robbie focused on keeping his feet moving. He could still feel his toes, although he had lost sensation in his legs. “I knew when it was ready – I yelled, ‘Just pull!’” The rescuers heaved Robbie into an empty raft and brought him to shore and to his ecstatic co-hikers. Although news headlines later proclaimed that Robbie had “escaped death,” he never felt as if he wasn’t going to get out. “I always knew I would be okay. I was with my group. There was a road eight miles away. It was a waiting game. I knew eventually someone would come with the tools necessary.” After spending one night in the hospital and another in a hotel, Robbie rejoined his group in Grand Targhee, although he was still having issues with his legs. “My legs were swollen. It felt weird walking for the first few days.” He persevered and was able to complete the rest of the semester’s training. Robbie found those 13 hours in the mud to be life-changing. “Being humbled by the space was profound and a lesson in humility. I thought I was doing a good job, but I was struggling to please myself and my instructors in a place that doesn’t need that. It was a mistake, a freak accident. I realized I could take a lot from the moment. Being stuck >

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Robbie canoeing on the Connecticut River with VA Outdoor Challenge students.

allowed me to be thankful for the experience and not be so critical. I was trying to be perfect—like students who are trying to please their parents or their teachers. I tell my students, ‘Forget the grades, just do your best,’ but I never really believed it for myself. I was able to let go of that.” Robbie hopes to integrate a respect for the wilderness back into VA’s culture by encouraging students and others to want to participate. “I would like to give back by creating an awareness of this system that we are a part of, not just an extension of. By spending time in these spaces, whether it’s Bowles Pond, the arboretum, Bancroft, or even walking on the Long Walk in the fall and watching the leaves change, you can begin to feel the power of these places. You can begin to have empathy for all people and all living beings. I believe you can teach social justice through respect for the outdoors.” He is also deeply grateful to VA for his experience. “None of this would have been possible without Sean Brennan and Vermont Academy. To think that the school would allow me to take a semester away from campus was unfathomable. There are no words to describe my gratitude, and I don’t think there should be; it would make giving thanks too easy. All I can do to show my gratitude is do my best to give the students of Vermont Academy an opportunity to learn from the earth, and hopefully through that knowledge develop into mindful citizens and caring neighbors.” As for the outdoor program at VA, Robbie would like to start slowly by incorporating hikes on the weekends, adding some winter elements, and revamping the Outdoor Challenge team to the point where it becomes more. He believes it could culminate in a two-week trip on the Long Trail, where the students involved would develop an understanding of what it is to truly be part of a community.

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“We have a great community at VA, and our students are beginning to understand that, but they still see themselves as students, faculty as faculty, dining hall staff as dining hall staff, and so on. Wilderness provides an understanding that we are all part of this movement forward. I never felt this until I started at Keewaydin; never felt it in hockey or sports. It took that first summer at Keewaydin to understand that if we’re not all carrying our weight, the trip won’t be a success. It’s enlightening. It’s the message I want to give. If we can understand it, we can change. The world can become a better place. I really enjoy the outdoors for the learning and experience it can provide, but more importantly for the people it attracts. It’s a great community.” va


To watch Fanning and Wyeth reading their essays, along with other members of the VA community , visit

this i believe... Over the past summer, the VA community read This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, a collection of essays based on the NPR program, and the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow. Sean Brennan then asked all students and faculty to write their own personal philosophy in 500 words or less. Not surprisingly, many focused on Vermont and the wonder of the outdoors. Included here are academic dean Fanning Hearon’s and 9th grader Wyeth Olmsted’s essays. >

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i believe in vermont. I believe in the state’s magic, the allure of its topography, the ability of this place to sink into your bones and never leave. I believe this because I have experienced this special “state of mind” repeatedly. My time at Middlebury College in Addison County during the late 1980’s was spectacular. Though many people tend to describe their time in college as unique, mine was more so because of the geographic location of the school and how that location affected my entire life’s course. >


“Whenever I am far way from home, or in another country, I am cognizant of my need to return to a simpler life, to escape the crowds, and to relish the solitude and tranquility that a place like Vermont so bountifully offers.”

Talk about a setting for the improbable: only in Vermont could a preppy gringo from the suburbs become fluent in Spanish. Of course, I remember the classes and my teachers, but I also will never forget seeing my first sunset over the Adirondack Mountains to the west and knowing that this place, this geographic entity, was essentially sacred, somehow blessed by the gods eons ago, before any man had ever walked its verdant paths. I remember my first ascents up Mt. Abraham and Snake Mountain like they occurred yesterday; the Champlain Valley spilling forth to the lake like a blanket of green, crisscrossed only by dirt roads, fences, and farms. I also recall quite fondly the infamous “single” chair at Mad River Glen, a lift that many of my friends referred to as the “Zen Chair” because after an amazing run in sub-zero temperatures you were given your own wooden seat on which to rest AND a blanket to cover your legs, then sent on your way up the mountain…alone…just you, your thoughts, and your freezing toes. Despite its infamous winter winds, I have always sensed great warmth here. Vermont has no problem opening its doors to strangers and making them feel at home. For that reason alone I cannot imagine a better place for a school, a boarding school. If you combine the natural beauty of the state with the amiability of its citizens, you really do have all the ingredients you need for a truly positive, spiritually rich existence. Throw in some maple syrup, incredible fall foliage, amazing skiing, and the booming organic/green movement that promotes a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle and you have the perfect recipe for an environmental landscape where beauty and nature reign supreme. Whenever I am far way from home, or in another country, I am cognizant of my need to return to a simpler life, to escape the crowds, and to relish the solitude and tranquility that a place like Vermont so bountifully offers. Ironically, Middlebury College pushed me away when all I wanted to do was stay. Thanks to that challenging academic experience I ended up in Spain and almost never left. However, what I have come to realize is that Vermont never left me. Vermont truly embodies, like no other place I have been, a “state of mind.” Fortunately, Vermont now seems to have me in its sights once more, and this time I hope I stay…


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i believe in stargazing. When I was twelve, I went on a canoeing trip in the Adirondacks with my camp. On our fifth night we camped on an island in the middle of a large lake. Later that evening, some of the girls and I went down to the water to hang out and chat for a while. We sat on a rock that gradually sloped into the water, and talked as the big orange sun set behind the mountains. I remember the stillness of the water, the cool air, the navy blue sky and the faint glow from the lights of a town creeping over a hill in the distance. Quickly, the twilight vanished and the sky turned completely black. >


“I believe in stargazing because it helps me step back and contemplate the world as a whole, and at the same time reaffirm that I’m a small part of the big picture as well.”

We lay down and looked up into the vast night sky sprinkled with stars. Almost instantly, one of my friends exclaimed that she had just seen a shooting star! After that, I was determined to see my own shooting star. It wasn’t until I returned from camp, later that summer, that I remembered the letter my mom had sent telling me that the Perseid Meteor Shower was coming up, and to be on the lookout for shooting stars. It turned out that we had been stargazing right in the middle of the meteor shower. That night someone said she had seen fifteen shooting stars; I saw twelve. Looking back on the experience, I now realize that what really captivated me about that night was trying to wrap my brain around just what is out there. During the day, the sky looks big, but it almost seems two-dimensional and solid. However, at night, the sky seems truly HUGE! It looks as if it is never ending. It’s boggling when you think about “the world beyond” for too long. How did the earth form? Why are we here? What is the purpose of our life? These are some of the questions I ponder while I am looking up at the stars. Stargazing make you think, it makes you wonder; it makes you hope. When contemplating a topic for my “This I Believe” essay, I knew I wanted to include some thoughts on why I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to really experience the outdoors. I am from New Hampshire, where my house is located in the middle of a field surrounded by a dense forest. Whenever possible, I spend my free time (and even homework time) outside. I’m lucky to live where I live; it’s almost impossible to stargaze from a city rooftop. In order to experience the true essence of stargazing, you need to be able to lie on your back on a warm rock with a bunch of friends, take a deep breath, and spend a long time staring into the emptiness overhead. For me stargazing is partially about astronomy, but it’s also about embracing the natural world and letting my imagination roam. I believe in stargazing because it helps me step back and contemplate the world as a whole, and at the same time reaffirm that I’m a small part of the big picture as well.

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Colonel Keith M. Nightingale ’61 Recipient of the Florence Sabin Award Keith Nightingale came to Vermont Academy from Ojai, CA. At VA he found an opportunity to focus his academic pursuits as well as to enjoy some of his favorite activities, such as hunting and fishing. After graduation, Keith attended Claremont Men’s College and joined the ROTC. He graduated from Claremont and was commissioned in the Regular Army Infantry on the same day.

the Department of Defense counter-drug support operations in Latin America. After an illustrious 28-year career, Colonel Nightingale retired from active military service in 1993 and accepted a job offer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to assist in its various technologies for border

“His career and life path have been marked with significant contributions and accomplishments that have ensured our national security and contributed greatly to society in general.” Keith M. Nightingale ’61

Nightingale served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Army Ranger units; commanded rifle companies, Airborne battalions, and Ranger battalions; and later commanded the elite First Ranger Battalion and the Ranger Training Brigade. As Ranger Brigade commander, he developed the present Army Ranger Training Program and initiated the Snowcap Model Training Program for DEA personnel assigned to operational missions in Latin America. As part of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Nightingale was a member of the Iran hostage rescue attempt in 1981, was the assault force commander in both Grenada and Panama, and managed


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control and drug screening. Keith also served periodically as an analyst for CNN for several military actions, including the first Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism. Colonel Keith M. Nightingale received many honors and awards throughout his distinguished military career, and was elected to the Ranger Hall of Fame in 2011. Vermont Academy is honored to recognize Keith Nightingale as a recipient of the Florence Sabin Award. His career and life path have been marked with significant contributions and accomplishments that have ensured our national security and contributed greatly to society in general. va



class notes CLASS OF 1937 Our 75th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!

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Class Volunteer: J. Whitney Brown 53 Conanicus Avenue, Apt 2G, Jamestown, RI 02835,

Class Volunteer: George Bentley 180 Main Street, B106, Walpole, MA 02081,

CLASS OF 1942 Our 70th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!


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Class Volunteers: Richard A. Leary, PO Box 518, New London, NH 03257; Edward W. Pearson, 257 Old South Road, Litchfield, CT 06759,; Duke Powell Jr., 289 Breed Road, Harrisville, NH 03450,

Class Volunteer: Franklin P. Jackson 120 Indian Trail, Scituate, MA 02066,

Class Volunteer: William A. Reoch PO Box 1184, Kennebunkport, ME 04046,

Class Volunteer: Robert Taft 105 Kaufmann Drive, Peterborough, NH 03458

Robert Taft ’48 informed us that he has retired from the practice of law.



Class Volunteer: Les Smith 1385 York Avenue, # 338, New York, NY 10021,


Class Volunteer: Robert P. Scholl 470 Park Road Extension, Middlebury, CT 06762,


Richard Leary ’50 wrote: Bob Price ’50 and I were sorry to hear of the passing of Bill Shields ’51. He was the mainstay of our pitching staff when we went 9-4 in baseball.


Class Volunteers: Robert B. Anderson, 345 Westbrook Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920,; Webster U. Walker, Jr., 156 Salt Meadow Rd., Fairfield CT 06430

Rayner Weir ’49 wrote: “Peter Weir ’51 is being treated for Alzheimer’s and has been transferred from Manhattan to The Arbors at 687 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482 to be closer to his two children who live in the area.

CLASS OF 1952 Our 60th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!

Class Volunteer: Alexander M. Taft 12 Governors Square, Peterborough, NH 03458,

CLASS OF 1947 Our 65th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!




Class Volunteer: Richard L. van Riper 67 Transylvania Road, Roxbury, CT 06783,

This fall Herbert Kaplan ’53 received an honorary degree from Brown University for his dedicated work to improve health care and academic medicine at the university and throughout the East Coast. “On a day when the leadership of Brown University gathered to formally dedicate the new home of The Warren Alpert Medical School, the University also celebrated another form of dedication—the Alpert family’s philanthropic focus on improving health. By a vote of Brown’s Board of Fellows, the University conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) on Herbert W. Kaplan, president of the Warren Alpert Foundation and CEO of Warren Equities.” Brown University president Ruth J. Simmons acknowledged Herb for his “unwavering commitment to the Warren Alpert Foundation’s vision of advancing health care and medical science research.” For more information on the award and Warren Alpert Medical School, please go to

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Hugh Pearson ’54, Tom Oxholm ’82, Gene Hays ’55

study.) Tell all of our classmates to get involved and keep on studying. Never let the brain go dead. Personally, Pat and I live three miles from VA. All of our family lives close by, and we are looking forward to the day our grandson William enters VA as a student. William lives 30 feet from VA, right across the road from Campbell House.”


Class Volunteer: Don Megathlin 925 Main Street, PO Box 125, Cotuit, MA 02635,


Class Volunteers: W. Eugene Hays, Jr., 104 Cortland Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789; Donald B. Scholl, 895 Copes Lane, West Chester, PA 19380,

Gene Hays Jr. ’55 emailed: “Hello from Gene Hays, class of 1955. Last August, I celebrated my birthday at VA along with my three daughters, sons-in-law, and grandson. It was a surprise event which was engineered by my family with the help of Tom Oxholm ’82. He made the day very special for everyone. The evening was a cocktail and dinner party put together by the good people at Saxtons River Inn. Earlier that summer, Hugh “Johnny” Pearson ’54 and I visited Vermont Academy as well as Sean Brennan and Tom Oxholm ’82. The school looks great and the leadership is right on target! I wish everyone could get back to see the renovations and physical development of our beautiful campus. You won’t believe the transformation of Fuller Hall. Perhaps even more importantly, the expansion of school activities. While I have pleasant recall of student life “on the hill,” this place has grown far beyond our days at VA, but in a most positive direction. At the time of my visits, my head was filled with memories of good friends and educators, like Gus Black, who passed away last year. He and so many others devoted their lives to steering us in the right direction, and I sense that the importance of the personal student-teacher relationships remains of paramount importance at VA. Paul Noble ’55 emailed: “I’m kind of retired, so they say! Currently an elected Lister/Assessor for the Town of Rockingham. After a long career as an engineer (PE) with several international machine tool companies, I’ve finally taken the time to give a little back to the community that made it all possible. Aside from the daily workload of assessing property, I’m going to school and working on certification as a CEA with the International Association of Assessors. One more year to go for my experience credits. Course work is completed. (Only took four years of


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John Sargent ’55 emailed: “I retired on Jan. 1, 1997, after 38 years with the NH Forestry Division, the last 11 years as the director of the Division. After retirement Rita and I spent 12 years traveling across the U.S. and Canada in our RV. We also bought a home in Florida where we now live year-round. Our four children and 10 grandchildren all live in the greater Concord, NH, area and we fly there each summer for a few weeks to visit them. Sincerely, John Sargent” Donald Scholl ’55 emailed: “After 43 years as a management consultant, trainer, facilitator, etc., to the accounting profession across the nation, I am finally hanging up my frequent flyer cards and sliding into retirement. Peg and I will stay put in West Chester for the foreseeable future, since we are surrounded by our four children, their four spouses, and all eight grandchildren (including two VA graduates). Have just returned from a weekplus river cruise on the Rhine to visit the Christmas Markets in Germany, France, and Switzerland, and, as usual, we will spend the month of February in Aruba. Between travels I will be serving on several nonprofit boards, the Green Committee of East Bradford Township, and other involvements to be determined. As the T-shirts say, “Life is Good.”


Class Volunteers: Peter Hickey Jr., 37153 South Desert Sun Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739,; Frederic H. Nichols, 1189 Harker Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301,

From the Valley News, 6/2/11: Former first lady Barbara Bush popped into the Upper Valley last week from her summer home in Kennebunkport. She was here to visit the Wilder workshop of Stave Puzzles, the maker of wooden jigsaw puzzles. She’s a longtime fan, and once bought Stave’s puzzles for everyone in her family, according to Stave owner Stephen Richardson ’57 of Norwich. “We were friends from afar, and we loan her puzzles regularly during the summer,” said Richardson. Bush also had lunch with the Richardsons at the Norwich Inn, visited the Stave showroom on Olcott Drive, and met with employees, posing for individual photos with each of them. “It was great, and she was so classy,” Richardson said.


CLASS OF 1957 Our 55th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!







Class Volunteers: Leslie B. Lewis, 120 Seaver St., Brookline, MA 02445,; Robert D.H. Luke, 77 Hillside Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932; Fred Bullock, 544 Saxtons River Road, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, Class Volunteers: Don McInnes, 75 Waterside Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540,; Mark Palmer, 4437 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington D.C. 20007,; David Bunting, 60 Fenno Street, Cambridge, MA 02138,; Peter Myers, 53 Thibault Parkway, Burlington, VT 05401,

Douglas Wood Jr. ’59 wrote: “Fall is near. I am looking forward to ‘blast to cast.’ Grouse hunting to trout/salmon fly fishing, college football, and high school football to youth football watching the grandkids play. Looking forward to our 55th reunion. Have a great school year.”


Class Volunteers: Ronald T. Stewart, 919 Maumee Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44906,; Daniel L. Brown, 13 Foxborough Dr., Gilford, NH 03249,; R. Penn Lardner, 20705 Meadow Drive, Sonoma CA 95476,; George Yeomans, PO Box 33, Westport Pt., MA 02791,

Dan Brown ’60 emailed: “I am still quite active, with my interests changing pretty much with the seasons here in northern New England. Winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowshoeing, all of which I can do from here in Gilford, NH, where my wife of 38 years and I have lived for 27 years. During the rest of the year we hike, cycle, and sail on Lake Winnipesaukee. We continue to spend an increasing amount of time in Downeast Maine, where we have a seasonal home in Sorrento on Frenchman’s Bay. This past May we traveled to California to hike in the San Francisco/Point Reyes areas and to visit relatives in Berkeley. We are in the planning stages of a trip in the coming year to one of the more remote regions of Asia. We usually try to take at least one overseas trip a year. Four visits were made to VA in 2011, with the main focus being on the implementation of the mentoring program, which was introduced to the VA students, faculty, staff, and alumni in September at Reunion/Alumni Weekend. Penn Lardner and I represented our class on the mentoring panel, which consisted of 10 participants from several different classes.

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C L A S S M AT E S :

In September, the Alumni Council initiated the mentor program at Vermont Academy. We returned to VA (Dec 7 & 8, 2011) in order to jump-start the mentor program. Dan Brown ’60, Todd Areson ’61, Andrew Ward ’93 and I met with school teachers, administrators, and students to discuss the “mentor/mentee” project. I want to ask for some help from you all. The identified areas of help needed are: Linking Mentor: someone who has business expertise/experiences and would be willing to help out a student mentee by being a key contact for a particular employment opportunity. A mentor would usually contact you for assistance as a source to a mentee. IT Mentor: someone who enjoys computer programming and would be willing to help develop an alumni database program that will be made available to only VA personnel: students, faculty, family, and alumni. Mentor: hands on communication with students—commit to at least a year of communication. It is recommended having a face-to-face relationship with a student by visiting VA. After that, any communication can be used to stay in touch with the mentee. My request of you: We need job titles and descriptions of jobs that you have had throughout your adult life to go along with your present job title/description (unless you are retired). Also, please let us know what your avocations are. For example, I know that one classmate grows organic food, someone drove trucks, someone is a superior court judge, someone owns a bicycle shop, someone builds homes, someone teaches graduate students, someone sells real estate, someone teaches English and plays music, someone is an author and sold commercial real estate, someone worked for an oil company, etc. Also, would you give us the higher education college(s), tech college, or military you attended and would you give some input as to how you liked or disliked the institution(s). All of your information will be secured and not available to the outside world. I have a questionnaire that I will be sending to you shortly; please fill it out and send it to Ella Bullock McIntosh ’86 via email ( or snail mail: Vermont Academy, PO Box 500, Saxtons River, VT 05154. Please let me know via e-mail ( if you have any questions about your information or the mentor program. Some of you have already agreed to be a linking mentor or mentor; to you, many thanks, and we’ll be in touch with you to take advantage of your offer.


Best regards, Penn Lardner ’60






I continue to maintain an office at a local company, but my active involvement here is very limited. This works out well for now. Finding meaningful activities to fill my time is not a problem. I still wish that the days were longer, as there remain many things that my wife and I would like to see and do.”


Class Volunteer: John H. Anderson 304 Murphee Street, Troy, AL 36081,


Class Volunteers: Richard F. Weeks, 4242 N 119th Street, Lafayette, CO 80026,; Peter Flatow, 3 Thomas Road, Westport, CT 06880,

CLASS OF 1962 Our 50th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!

Russell Vogel ’63 wrote: “I am still living in Jakarta, Indonesia and working for USAID Contractor, John Snow International. I focus now on Avian flu and lab surveillance logistics. I just took a home leave in Wengen, Swiss Alps and Jackson Hole. Class of ’63 can contact me at



Class Volunteers: Townsend Hoopes III, 96698 Arrigo Blvd., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,; David Young, 13006 Avenue, DuBois SW, Lakewood, WA 98498,


Class Volunteers: Craig H. Baab, 637 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106,; Gus Clement, 4815 Rushford Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Lawrence Power ’65 emailed: “Greetings from Swampscott, MA! I am hoping to see my good friend and classmate Pete Cinelli ’65 again this summer. Last year, we caught a Portland, ME, Sea Dogs game together at their beautiful park. I had a blast and lots of reminiscing. In October of this year, the Chane Gang is having its last Washington, DC, reunion gig as Bishop John Chane ’63 is retiring and going back to San Diego to enjoy the ‘good life’ and see lots of his kids and grandkids. John Chane, John Capron ’63, and I have been friends and band mates on and off for 48 years!! Proof positive that VA friends are forever. All the best, Larry Power ’65.”


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Class Volunteer: Richard Janis 1739 Maybank, Highway B8, #337, Charleston, SC 29412,


Class Volunteers: Whitney A. Gay, 5 N. Gateway, Winchester, MA 01890,; Richard W. Moulton, Jr., PO Box 97, Huntington, VT 05462,

CLASS OF 1967 Our 45th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!


Class Volunteer: Richard Sacknoff 24 Buckman Drive, Lexington, MA 02421,


Class Volunteers: Mark D. Russell, 8 Sweet Fern Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107,; John W. Hoder, 95 Riverscape Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878,


Class Volunteers: Richard H. Patterson, 5 Nibang Avenue, Old Saybrook, CT 06475; Bernard Hoyes, 985 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019,


Class Volunteers: Stanley A. Wilkinson Jr., 227 Whetstone Road, Harwinton, CT 06791,; Thomas Hinman, 50 Baston Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097,

Bill Keating ’71 became the third boys’ soccer coach on the Treasure Coast to reach 200 wins when his Pirates team defeated Covenant Christian 5-1 in a District 11-1A game at Vero Beach, FL. The Pirates often have played well under Bill, who is 200-98-39 at St. Edward’s. The run includes 13 winning seasons, including a school record six in a row heading into this season. Bill’s teams have reached the district final 10 times, winning titles each of the last four seasons, and are 11-10 in regional play. All that’s missing is a Final Four trip. The Pirates have come close, losing regional finals in 1998, 2010, and last season. He also has coached boys’ basketball, boys’ golf, and girls’ golf during his 22 years at St Edward’s, where he teaches English and is head of the school’s advocacy program. Before joining the St. Edward’s staff, Bill worked 11 years as an English teacher and college guidance counselor at Vermont Academy; he also coached the boys’ soccer, boys’ basketball, and boys’ golf teams. While at VA he won three regional titles in soccer and another in boys’ basketball.

CLASS OF 1972 Our 40th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!


Class Volunteers: John M. Brucato, 12 Whip O Will Lane, Milford, MA 01757; Charles P. Gunn, 9 Emery Road, Henniker, NH 03242,


Class Volunteers: Richard I. Stark Jr., 2007 N. Upton Street, Arlington, VA 22207,; Bill Reid, 560 Rt. 198, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282

Before heading to Sun Valley for the holidays, Stuart Eisenkraft ’74 wrote that he was promoted this year to vice chairman at CBRE, a real estate firm. His daughter Marilyn graduated with a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham, and his daughter Lindsay is currently in a master’s program at Fordham as well. Lindsay was a former student of our VA headmaster! Chris Kelley ’74 wrote from Wilton, CT, to say that his wife and three boys are looking forward to the holidays. Chris continues to be the managing director of the Harvest Fund and has been in the private equity and hedge fund industry for many years. Chris would love to hear from classmates Dan Bazemore ’74, Bob McKeon ’74, and Fran Togneri ’74. Dan Mades ’74 retired from the Coast Guard in 2007, after working in Washington, DC, for several years. He moved home to Holliston, MA, and is now a project manager for the Veterans Administration New England Health Care System. John Shepard Jr. ’74 wrote that he and Mary are happy that their daughter, Eva, has moved back to Saxtons River from Richmond, VA. Eva has started work at HCRS (social/rehab services), and she and her partner, Dale, are due to give John and Mary their first grandchild in February.


Class Volunteers: James O. Bamman, 2 Reeves Avenue, Guilford, CT 06437; Daniel J. Quartin, 108 Carriage Hill Dr., Newington, CT 06111,

Dan Quartin ’76 emailed: “I am running a very interesting project at Lincoln Technical Institute in East Windsor, CT. We are building a dyno facility for gas, diesel, transmission, and chassis in their automobile section of the school. Also looking

Bill Keating’s ’71 team reached 200 wins.

forward to spending the holiday with my wife in Connecticut after spending the last four holiday seasons with her in Texas with her family. Just hoping for a white Christmas, although we did receive two inches of snow two years ago in Euless, TX, while we were there for the holidays. Talk about folks who don’t know how to drive in the snow...LOL. That’s about it for now.”


Class Volunteer: Sean Bersell, 1213 No. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91207,

CLASS OF 1977 Our 35th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!


Class Volunteers: Peter L. Hamilton, PO Box 1592, Palm Harbor, FL 34682; Jane Ogden, 76 Cody Rd., Landgrove, VT 05148,; Diane L. Wilder, 807 Aubrey Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

Tim shared with us the following article from National Fisher House Newsletter written by Malcolm Burr ’79: “You’re what?” was the common reply from family, friends, and service members. My response, usually a partial repeat, was “I am raising funds for the Fisher House; please support them while I race the Tecate Baja 500 on my dirt bike.” (The Baja 500 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in early June.) With quirky faces, their replies followed a common theme: “You can get hurt” or “That sounds dangerous.” I responded, “While I may fall a few times during the race, it can’t compare to what my brother and sister service members will face when they return from combat less than 100%.” I added on, “Remember when you played soccer as a young lad

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Mark Culkin ’84.


Class Volunteers: Keith M. Canning, 126 Hersey Street, Portland, ME 04103,; Daniel P. Dougherty, 22 Shattuck St., Natick, MA 01760


Class Volunteer: Mark J. Culkin, 823 Tequesta Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417,; Mike Gerity, 39 Chapman Terrace, Middletown, NJ 07748,

Fred Burton wrote in: “I’m doing fine, working at Temple University with two daughters ages 18 and 20!!

and your parents cheered you on from the sidelines? How’d that make you feel? Well, that feeling is a major part of the service that a Fisher House provides to service members’ families by allowing a family to reside in a home-away-fromhome with a recovering Veteran.” I have always been intense, loved dirt riding, and was not one to run a marathon. I chose a different venue for my endurance challenge—the Baja 500. Overall, I completed more than 1,300 miles on a dirt bike in the desert over the course of 6 days (including the pre-run). It’s one month later and my right hand is still a little numb! My race is over, but the race for our returning vets is constant. $2,190 was raised through my Team Fisher House campaign to support the Foundation. Thank you, Fisher House, and the donors who supported my campaign!


Class Volunteers: Ewing Buta, 2238 Foxden Drive, Salem, OH 44460; Lawrence H. Echanis, RR 4 Box 237A-3, 33533 Wilgus Cemetery Road, Frankford, DE 19945,; Karen E. Galloway, PO Box 453, Walpole, NH 03608,


Class Volunteers: Kathryn Maass Carver, 75 Nice Way, Colchester, VT 05446; Foster R. McKeon, 10 Old Orchard Rd., Easton, CT 06612,


Class Volunteers: Andrew V. Griswold, 8 Whitman Road, Medford, MA 02155; Thomas C. Oxholm, PO Box 266, Saxtons River, VT 05154,

CLASS OF 1982 Our 30th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!

In mid-July, Mark Culkin ’84 sailed on Magic Time a 30-foot Vineyard Vixen, in the three-day Vineyard Cup with some 80 other sailboats on the sound and ocean waters surrounding the Martha’s Vineyard. Each race day ended with a reception and prizes in a large tent on the Black Dog restaurant property facing the Vineyard Haven Harbor.


Class Volunteers: C. Charles Schafer, 41 Larchwood Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764; Chris Stevens, 92 Bullard Street, Holden, MA 01520,; Andy Bigelow, 1002 W. Altegeld Street, Chicago, IL 60614,


Class Volunteer: Christopher G. Wall 1278 W. Early Ave, Chicago, IL 60660,


Class Volunteers: Billi R. McCullough, 606 E Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80121,; Michelle Wells, 232 West 74th Street #3B, New York, NY 10023,

CLASS OF 1987 Our 25th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!



Class Volunteers: Diana Barton Gleeson, 16 Adele Ave, Rumford, RI 02916,; Bay H. Mackall, 31 Gibson Avenue, Narragansett, RI 02882,; Charmion L. Handy, PO Box 439, Saxtons River, VT 05154

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Class Volunteers: Mary Kennelly Dean, 509 Cherry Brook Road, Canton, CT 06019,; Jamison R. Gagnier, 15 Olde Capeway Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332; Ann Afragola Jones, 21 Maple Street, Woodstock, VT 05091,; Lee Ryder, 1873 South Bellaire Street, Ste. 1210, Denver, CO 80222,


Class Volunteer: Amy Howard 317 29th Street, Apt. 206, San Francisco, CA 94131,


Class Volunteers: Elizabeth D. Adams, 24 Central Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701; Mark C. Engelke, 181 Hillside Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928,

CLASS OF 1992 Our 20th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!



Anneke Hansen ’98 is now running her own dance company, called Anneke Hansen Dance, in New York City.



Class Volunteers: Adam K. Garner, 5400 W. Parmer Lane, Apt 1329, Austin, TX 78727,; Noel Tomaino Chipman, 62 Collins Land Rd., Unit 61, Weare, NH 03281

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Class Volunteer: Meghan A. Giroux 85 Lyman Meadow, #F4, Hinesburg, VT 05461,

Class Volunteers: Alison M. Harmon, 2415 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625; Sarah Smith Duffin, 300 West 300 North, Kamas, UT 84036,; Erika Gustafson, 34 Wedgemere Road, Medford, MA 02155,

Class Volunteer: Kirk Vaughan 328 Pine Nut Lane, Apex, NC 27502,

Class Volunteers: Chidozie O. Alozie, 3531 Bronxwood Avenue, Apt. 3J, Bronx, NY 10469,; Erin M. Kennelly, Northeastern University, 5 Speare Hall, Box #3810, Boston, MA 02115,; Aaron Walsh, 2399 West Road, Putney, VT 05346,; Sarah A. Weilbrenner, 223 Smith Street, #3R, Brooklyn, NY 11201,

CLASS OF 1997 Our 15th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!


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Class Volunteers: Kathryn L. Abernethy, 44326 Cornish Lane, Ashburn, VA 20147; Alexander H. Law, 2721 Black Oaks Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447,


Class Volunteers: Katherine Farkas Dawes, 100 Mill Creek Road, Apt 203, Ardmore, PA 19003, katherinefarkas@; Sarah B. Ramian Murrow, 1166 Naticoke St., Baltimore, MD 21230,; Andrew W. Tyson, GEMS American Academy – Abu Dhabi, PO Box 110273, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratas,,

Class Volunteers: Grayson J. Holden, 1722 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA 94703,; Matthew J. Howarth, 286 Barlows Landing Road, Pocasset, MA 02559,; Patience A. Baldwin, N-136, PO Box 25343, Miami, FL 33102; Jeannlis Sanchez, 1222 Boston Rd., Apt. 2A, Bronx, NY 10456,

Class Volunteers: Kristen Dubak, 561 California Road, Bronxville, NY 10708,; Corey E. Esau, PO Box 1035, Quechee, VT 05059, corster271011@; Devin E. Finigan, PO Box 193, Sedgwick, ME 04676,; J. Andrew Guard, 11 Bentley St., Brighton, MA 02135,; Alexandra R. Walsh, 11 Bentley Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Class Volunteers: Robert G. Bergman, 95 Settlers Drive, Hancock, ME 04640; Cathryn Esser, 299 Hildred Drive, Burlington, VT 05401,; Amber M. Smith DiPasquale, 12102 Green Ledge Court, Apt 202, Fairfax, VA 22015,; John F. Penney III, 504 E 79th Street, New York, NY 10075,

CLASS OF 2002 Our 10th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!

Alec Drucker ’02 married Jennifer Yaeger on July 10, 2011, in Lake Placid, NY. Aaron Landon ’02 is now living in Portland, ME, and working as an assistant coach at Concordia University-Portland. Wayland Radin ’02 is an attorney and policy analyst with The Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, DC, working on

Amy Velte ’03 wrote: “I am enjoying married life out in Jackson Hole, spending as much time as possible outside hiking, fly fishing, and skiing. My brother, Paul Velte ’01, also lives in Jackson, so we are able to spend the holidays out here together.”

04 Finley Jeanne Nelligan, daughter of Kyle and Megan Nelligan, was born on July 17, 2011.

environmental protection issues. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2010 and is a member of the State Bar of California.


Class Volunteers: Christina R. Flood, 67 Main Street, Apt 11 Brattlelboro, VT 05301,; Britton F. Inglehart, 47329 Westminster Park Rd, Wellesley Island, NY 13640,; Andrew W. Robinson, 21 W Hughes Street, Baltimore, MD 21230,; Amy H. Velte, PO Box 2048, Jackson, WY 83001,

Heather Hamilton Burgess ’03 wrote: “I got married in November 2007, had our first daughter on December 10, 2010, and wasted no time, expecting number 2 in June 2012 :) Life is great! Britton Inglehart ’03 wrote: “I’m in South Korea teaching English. I teach kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Also, when I’m not teaching, I’m out and about the city and country photographing. You can check out my photos on Facebook on my page: A Traveling River Rat or on Tumblr: Kyle Nelligan ’03 is working in the dean’s office at Vermont Academy. His wife, Megan, gave birth to Finley Jeanne on July 17, 2011, at Springfield Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces. And she loves to spit up on her dad! Robert Outtrim III ’03 wrote: “Last January I started working for Merrill Lynch alongside my father, and I’m still making it up to Stratton on the weekends to coach freestyle skiing.”

Class Volunteers: Edward P. Duess, 1416 Amherst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025,; Jean-Daniel Lussier, PO Box 132, Lennoxville, Quebec J1M 1Z4, Canada,; Hillary A. Talbot, 3913 Westminster West Rd, Putney VT 05346

Ryan Walsh ’04 recently became engaged to Michelle Elyse. A spring 2012 wedding is planned at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, with dining, dancing, and happily-ever-after to follow.



Class Volunteers: Laura Gage, 3809 Woodbine Street., Chevy Chase, MD 20815,; Corbin S. Vreeland, 324 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117,; Robert Harlow, 23 Northwood Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089

Class Volunteers: Austin DeLonge, Austin.delonge@; Jourdan Goldstein, 5821 Braemar, Plano, TX 75093,; Zachary Jandl, 3 Spruce Street, Apt #2, Burlington, VT 05401,; Calvin Stowell, 1 Charlestown Road, Claremont, NH 03743

Growing up in Connecticut gave Topher Harris ’06 and James Harris ’06 the opportunity to learn how to snowboard at Okemo Mountain, VT. After falling in love with the sport, they started to compete in high school at Vermont Academy. With coach Gordon Robbins and Luis Reyes, they were able to transform their style of riding, giving them the ability to qualify for USASA Nationals every year that they competed. The brothers left Vermont to attend college at the University of Denver. With snowboarding put on hiatus for education’s sake, the two were able to earn three degrees with four majors between them. After four years of on-and-off snowboarding through college, Topher and James returned to the competition scene with coach Gregg Davis in Breckenridge, CO. After numerous setbacks during the 2010 season, the brothers, with the help of their coach, were able to attend the USSA Project Gold Camp. It was there that they met with coaches Ross Hindman and Nathan Park of the ISTC snowboard team. With plans to join ISTC for the 20112012 season, James and Topher are eager to make the most of the 2011-2012 snowboardcross competition season. Zach Jandl ’06 emailed: “After a little over a year in the publication business, I was eager to try something new. In September,

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I was happy to accept a marketing account coordinator position with MVP Healthcare, a company specializing in wellness-driven employer health plans. I continue to live in the Burlington, VT, area and remain an active musician. In February, the band I am in will be releasing our second CD, followed by a string of performances along the east coast. I still maintain strong relationships with many of my Vermont Academy classmates, which continues to be a pleasure.

Tyler “Teddy” Maggiani ’06 wrote: “I’m back in Vermont, living with my family in Essex while finishing my degree. I have been attending Champlain College part time for a few semesters and now I am ramping up to full time in the spring. I seem to be getting close to finishing my undergraduate degree and am looking at graduate schools abroad. I am still working at a credit union in Williston/Burlington.”

Scott Raines ’06 father, Alan, wrote: “Scott is living in Vail, Colorado, and working as a chef at a restaurant at the base of the mountain called Bol. After he graduated from Roger Williams University with a BA in history, he started working in culinary, first with Marriott and then with the Newport Harbor Corporation at one of its restaurants called The Boat House in Tiverton, RI. When the tourist season ended in Rhode Island, he got a job in Vail. Coincidentally, and unrelated to his move, he found out through Facebook that his fellow VA alum, Jourdan Goldstein ’06, was working out there as well. He has kept up with a few other VA people, and VA will always be part of his life.”


Class Volunteers: Cassandra Howe, cassandrahowe1@; Alexandra Moran, 2620 Ramsey Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131; Kelli Morin, 14 Parker Lane, Haverhill, MA 01832; Kaitlyn Schiro, 63 Londonderry Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830; Chelsea Szidik, 78 Cooks Pond Road, Weathersfield, VT 05156

CLASS OF 2007 Our 5th Reunion is September 28-30, 2012. Mark your calendars now!


Class Volunteer: Paulina Borrego 122 W. 8th St., Antioch, CA 94509,

Konwathara ni “Nani” Jacobs ’08 emailed: “I had one of the best holidays yet. I got engaged on Christmas day and am very excited to let you know. I hope you can share it with the VA community.”


Class Volunteer: Ashley Greenwood 13 Gaskill St., Mendon, MA 01756,

Andrew Merinoff ’09 organized a “Black and White Night” party at Phi Kappa Sigma for 850 people at University of Denver, and it was a fantastic evening!! April 21 at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO; DJ Sweet (NYC DJ) and DJ Fresh2Death headlined. This was Andrew’s second-largest event in Colorado at University of Denver. Also, Andrew will be attending Semester at Sea in Fall 2011.



Class Volunteers: Greg Jacobs, 8 Lincoln Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101,; Kerin (Ana) Lundberg, 407 Gladston Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650; Brooke Wilcox, 152 A. Monument Hill Road, Springfield, VT 05156,; Sophie Yingling, PO Box 247, Truro, MA 02666,

Class Volunteers: Kelly Johnson, 60 Orchard Drive, Eastham, MA 02642; Jake Keohan, 24 Brady Road, PO Box 1534, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562; Adam Hennick, 109 Marie Curie, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec 2 H9A3C5

share your news! Email Ella Bullock McIntosh ’86 at or call 802-869-6273.


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in memoriam

Mr. William S. Luring | former faculty

Mrs. Ethel Perry Sevigny | 1931

Mr. William S. Luring, 77, died at his home September 23, 2011, of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Cincinnati, OH, the only child of Gustave Lee and Priscilla Harris Luring. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in chemical engineering and from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA. He worked for Esso in New Jersey and for Stanford University and FMC in California before the experience of leading a group of students to Sweden prompted him to leave the corporate world and join the staff of The Experiment in International Living (now World Learning) in Putney, VT. There he directed the leadership and summer abroad programs, and also met his future wife, Louise, whom he married October 10, 1970. In 1979, he and his family moved to Saxtons River, where he became business manager and treasurer of Vermont Academy, serving until his retirement in 1994. The annual William S. Luring Award honors outstanding service to the Academy by a member of the support staff. A committed member of the Bellows Falls Rotary Club for 27 years, Bill was a Paul Harris Fellow. He instituted the club’s local foundation in recognition of Paul Harris’s 1888 time as a student at Vermont Academy before going on to found Rotary International. He revived and was editor of the club’s newsletter. He also served on many boards and committees, including Main Street Arts, Our Place Drop-in Center, the Swift Water Girl Scout Council, and the Saxtons River Fourth of July committee. He took great pleasure in volunteering to work with young students at New England Kurn Hattin Homes. His community service was recognized by Yankee magazine in 2004 with their Barn-Raising award. He was an avid motorcyclist, sharing many hours on his BMW traveling with his biking buddies, especially through the Atlantic provinces of Canada. He was also a passionate foodie, whose tastes ranged from Cincinnati four-way chili and White Castle hamburgers to meals at some of the finest restaurants in New York. He is survived by his wife and by two daughters, Elena Luring Cardini ’82, and her children, Sophia and Jack, of Saxtons River; and Marianna Luring ’90 and her husband, Garo Taft, and their son, Aram, of Brooklyn, NY.

Ethel P. Sevigny passed away on April 21, 2007. After graduating from Vermont Academy, she received her nursing degree from Massachusetts General in Boston, MA. She is survived by her three sons, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Dr. Robert E. Johnstone | 1936 When duty called, Dr. Robert E. Johnstone delivered. In the 1950s and ’60s, the physician was half of a busy, two-person obstetrics and gynecology practice in Corryville, VT, which meant he brought numerous babies into the world. “Sometimes he’d be at the hospital for a day or two, and just come home for a few minutes and be back over there,” said his wife, Edith. Middle-of-the-night phone calls were common, she said. “Sometimes he would get up, go over (to the hospital), deliver a baby, and come back home, and in the morning I would say, ‘Isn’t that nice you didn’t have to go out last night?’” After leaving the practice, he headed the obstetrics and gynecology department at Christ Hospital for 20 years until his retirement 22 years ago. Dr. Johnstone died May 5 in his Mount Lookout home. He was 92. Robert had a wide and versatile experience at Vermont Academy, as he participated in many clubs and athletic teams, including orchestra, glee club, outing club, Life Board, tennis, baseball, track, and basketball. After graduating from VA, Johnstone went on to earn his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Vermont. In World War II he served as a medical officer with the Army in France and Germany. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, the latter for treating patients while under hostile fire. In fact, he was one of the first doctors to enter Dachau after the Nazi concentration camp was liberated by U.S. troops in April 1945. Robert is survived by his wife, Edith, his son, his daughter, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Roland Edwards | 1936 Mr. Vincent A. DeStilo | 1931 Vincent A. DeStilo’s nephew called in to say that his uncle passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011. While at Vermont Academy, Vincent was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. He worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and retired after 40 years of service.

Roland E. Edwards died September 18, 2011, at the Carriage House in Franklin, VT, with his family by his side. After graduating from Vermont Academy, he continued his education at Vermont State School of Agriculture (now Vermont Technical College), graduating in 1940. He farmed in Cambridgeport, VT, and developed a national-award-winning registered Jersey herd. Later he worked as a machinist at Jones and Lamson Machine

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Tool Co. in Springfield, VT, retiring in 1981. A dedicated reader, he always encouraged his children and grandchildren to further their education with degrees from UVM, Castleton, Middlebury, Purdue, Northeastern, and City University of New York. He was a member of King Solomon’s Temple Lodge of Masons in Bellows Falls, VT, for more than 65 years.

Mr. Glenn A. Reed | 1938 Glenn A. Reed, 90, died in Bradenton, FL, on July 25, 2011. He graduated Vermont Academy with the highest honors; he was inducted as a member of the Cum Laude Society, was class Valedictorian, and received the Barrett Medal. Later he was an honor graduate in engineering from Northeastern University in 1947. He received the VA Sabin Award in 1986. Glenn served in the U.S. 515th Parachute Infantry Regiment as an intelligent platoon sergeant in the European theater in World War II. He retired from Wisconsin Electric Power Company’s Point Beach Nuclear Plant as manager in 1983, and then served four years as an Advisory Committee member to the USA Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., retiring again in 1988. Throughout his career, he played an active role in building the atomic submarine Nautilus; and in the development of several nuclear power reactors for the Argonne National Laboratory. Glenn authored and presented many papers on nuclear power plant design and operation. He was recipient of several awards, including the American Nuclear Society’s Dr. Walter Zinn Award for contributions to nuclear power. Glenn is survived by his wife, Ellen, his three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Cdr. William M. Johnson | 1942 Commander William M. Johnson, Jr. CEC, USN (Ret.) died of heart failure on December 18, 2008. He was 84 years old. While at Vermont Academy, Bill participated in the football, skiing, and track teams, and was an active member of the outing, science, and rifle clubs. In 1947 he received a congressional appointment to the Naval Academy from the state of Connecticut. From there, he committed 20 years of his life to the Navy, until he retired in 1967 to embark on a career in consulting on, constructing, and developing resort properties. Bill and Helen were married in 1972 and moved to Annapolis in 1974. They were avid sailors and tennis enthusiasts, and


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spent many happy days on the ocean beaches. Bill was a founder and officer in the Corinthian Sailing Organization’s Annapolis chapter, organizing and participating in cruises on the Chesapeake Bay and the oceans of the world. He lived fully and engaged passionately in his Naval career, in sailing, and in skiing. His love of life was infectious, and friends who respected his loyalty and enthusiasm for life always surrounded him. Like a sailing vessel, Bill kept his life on an even keel and his family, his friends, and his work trim and secure. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Helen.

Mr. Kenneth B. Hurd Jr. | 1942 Kenneth Badger Hurd Jr., age 86, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Birmingham. He grew up in Greenwich, CT, but attended Vermont Academy, where he participated in the football, hockey, and baseball teams while also a member of the Life and Outing clubs. After graduating he attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire until his education was interrupted by World War II. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corp, after which he returned to and graduated from Dartmouth. After graduation he was in advertising with BBDO in New York City. He retired from advertising some years ago, and has lived in Cold Spring, NY, until recently moving to Birmingham. Ken is survived by his wife, Bettie, four sons, four grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Albert Neill | 1945 Albert R. Neill passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife on January 10th, 2012. A champion of global justice and historical preservation, Al spent his last days surrounded by those he loved most. After Vermont Academy, Al attended Antioch College in Ohio and spent a short time in the Navy before embarking on a rewarding and eventful international career. His earliest assignments found him working in tandem with the Greek government, creating a comprehensive conservation program for historical sites across the country; the benefits of one of his most notable projects-the preservation of Olympiaare still felt today. The successful completion of this assignment led to position as a consultant within the Greek government, where he played a central role in the restructuring of its ministries. He then transitioned to a career in international health, focusing on organization planning and management of primary care systems. He worked for USAID, Management Sciences for Health, MEDEX, BASICS and the University of Hawaii, among others as a specialist in international health.

He spent five years in Ghana, two-and-a-half years in Cairo, and a half decade in Swaziland, as well as many short-term assignments in Guyana, Lesotho, Kenya and Yemen. One of his last major projects found him in Eritrea, shortly after its independence was won from Ethiopia. He assisted in the start-up of the Eritrea Health and Population Project, a mission to install and oversee the creation of a health care system from the bottom up. Working hand in hand with top-level government officials, Al played the crucial role of liason between U.S. entities and the newly formed Eritrean administration. His exceptional work ethic and tireless commitment to the betterment of the local population cemented his legacy in the field as an invaluable team leader and an unwavering friend. After his career slowed down, he returned to his ancestral home in Vermont. He enjoyed restoring his ancestral property and became a stalwart of the community, volunteering his time to countless organizations. He is survived by his wife Dolapo, son Samuel, daughters from a previous marriage Nancy and Betsy, as well as several nieces and a nephew.

Mr. John L. Lacasse | 1946 John L. Lacasse died December 6, 2011, at Maine Medical Center. After he attended Vermont Academy, he was stationed in Germany for eight years at the end of WWII. He was a Massachusetts state trooper for 22 years before retiring as staff sergeant in 1977. An avid reader, he loved solving the cryptogram each morning in the Boston Herald. A duplicate bridge player, he and joined the Bath Senior Center where he played contract bridge as well as cribbage. A true conservative, he loved his daily dose of Neil Cavuto and Bill O’Reilly. He loved living in Maine and often said that he should have moved sooner. Lacasse is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathleen Lacasse.

Mr. William J. Shields Jr. | 1951 William J. “Bill” Shields passed away on May 26, 2011, in Punta Gorda, FL. He was 79. He is well remembered at Vermont Academy for his pitching talents on the baseball team. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard for three years, serving on the USCG Duane and at the Boston district headquarters. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1958 and started his career in industrial paper sales in Boston. He was transferred to Springfield for five years, returning to live in Scituate and Beverly until his retirement from Dowd Paper Co. in 1991. After that, he had a wonderful 20 years dividing his time among Mousam Lake, ME, Punta Gorda, FL, and Weymouth, MA. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara (O’Brien) Shields, his four daughters, and five grandchildren.

Mr. Leighton E. Allen | 1954 Leighton E. Allen lost his long bout with liver cancer and died early Sunday morning, November 13, 2011, at his home in Springfield, VT. He graduated from Vermont Academy in 1954 and married his wife, Joanne (Booth) Allen of Springfield, in 1955. He retired from Fellows Corp. after 38 years of employment. Leighton was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and three grandchildren.

Mr. James C. Haddock | 1954 Bill Wilson ’54 forwarded a note from Jim’s wife, Libby, to inform us of Jim’s death: “Jim Haddock died very unexpectedly from a bad fall on March 31, 2011. He was 75. I wanted to let you know how fondly he spoke of his time at Vermont Academy. He felt that it was a tremendous help for his sense of self. He encouraged many young people to apply, based on his very good experience there. Jim left behind his wife, three sons, and eight grandchildren.” Libby and Jim had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary the previous October.

Col. Charles P. Nason Jr. | 1955 Charles P. Nason Jr. died Monday, October 24, 2011, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, following an illness. While at Vermont Academy he participated in the football, basketball, and baseball teams, and was the recipient of the Foul-Shot Trophy. One of his fondest memories was winning a Vermont State High School Basketball Championship with his brother, Michael, in 1953. He still holds the Chester High School basketball scoring record, with 45 points in a single game. Charles went on to graduate from Norwich University and then received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania at Scranton. He also attended the prestigious Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army from Norwich University in 1961. Charles’s military career spanned 26 years, during which time he did two combat tours in Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Service Medal, one Silver Star for gallantry, three Bronze Stars for valor, and two Purple Hearts. Later in his career, Charles was the commanding officer for the Northeast Recruiting Command in Concord, NH. He subsequently retired to Vermont as a lieutenant colonel in 1983, where he pursued his true passion of breeding Morgan horses at Old Fairgrounds Farm in Chester.

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Mr. David F. Bunting | 1959 David Franklin Bunting died on July 13, 2011, at the age of 70, following a year-long battle with brain cancer. His family and friends will sorely miss David’s sense of humor, his strength of character, his contagious enthusiasm, and his pleasure in bringing friends whether lifelong or newly met, together on a regular basis. He attended Vermont Academy for only one year, but made an impact in the football, hockey, and track teams. In fact, he continued to play varsity hockey at Dartmouth College. After graduating in 1963, he served in the Marine Corps as an officer and helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he pursued a series of entrepreneurial ventures while also obtaining a masters in management from the Sloan School of MIT. Thereafter he structured investment projects, and for the last several years was the managing director of Chatsworth Securities LLC. David’s creative bent was seen in the many residences he transformed with a unique use of color, architectural vision, and landscape design. David was an avid sailor and also took up single-scull rowing later in life, competing in the Head of the Charles regatta three times. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nia Lane Chester, his two children, and his two step-children.

team in the sport. Throughout his life, John “had sawdust running through his veins,” his family said. “He took pride in building and maintaining his family home in Killington. He had a love for skiing and for making math and numbers a fun part of his everyday life. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his honesty, strong morals, and patriotism.” He is survived by his wife, Diane (Adkins) Hibbert , two daughters, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Duncan L. Jenks | 1963 On September 7, 2011, Duncan L. Jenks, beloved husband of Eleanor Jenks, passed away. Duncan spent three years at Vermont Academy where he participated in the football, hockey, and baseball teams. He joined the Marines and was a Veteran of Vietnam; he worked for The Baltimore City Golf Corporation at Carroll Park and was an avid golfer. Duncan succumbed to cancer and left behind his two daughters, and his four grandchildren.

Mr. Kevin M. Davis | 1979 Kevin M. Davis died Sunday, August 28, 2011, in a tragic lake accident during Hurricane Irene. He was 50 years old.

Mr. John C. Hibbert | 1963 John Cole Hibbert died in his home in Killington, VT, on Monday, August 22, 2011, after what his family called a long and courageous fight with cancer. He was 67, and the husband of Diane (Adkins) Hibbert. He attended a postgraduate year at Vermont Academy, where he participated in the football, hockey, and baseball teams, and was an active member of the outing club. After VA he graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 1967. John served two years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Sweitzgen, Germany. Upon his return, he lived and worked in Killington for many years as the real estate and development manager for both the Killington Ski Area and the Montgomery Company, before moving into the construction business in both Woodstock, VT, and New Canaan, CT. A family man, he was “devoted to his wife and daughters.” He coached girls’ softball for many years in Killington, as well as ice hockey in Rutland and girls’ ice hockey in Hanover and Woodstock, where in 1994 he started that town’s first girls’


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Kevin was a four-year student at Vermont Academy, where he participated in the varsity cross-country running, varsity ski, varsity lacrosse, and baseball teams. He also spent two years as a member of the camera club and as a student tour guide. Kevin was president and principal broker of Mary W. Davis Realtor and Associates Inc. in Ludlow, VT. In this role, he touched numerous lives and made many lifelong friends. An active member of the community, he was a member and past president of the Okemo Mountain Alpine Racing Association, the Ludlow Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Rescue Association. He served on the board of directors for Fletcher Farm Foundation, West River Sports Association, and the Okemo Mountain School. He was a coach for the West River Soccer Club. Kevin enjoyed ski racing, Formula One car racing, coaching soccer, and being part of the Lake Rescue community. He was also a member of the longstanding championship Northern Skiworks Alpine Racing Team. Above and beyond Kevin’s devotion to community came his deep and devoted love of his family. Kevin leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Patricia, and his most beloved daughter and son.

endowed funds > a foundation for our future We take this opportunity to acknowledge those whose tremendous generosity has provided Vermont Academy with permanent funds, the income of which is used each year to support student scholarships, faculty/staff development opportunities, and other programs. These gifts have formed a strong foundation for our future and are major components of our growing endowment. George I. Alden Scholarship

Edward C. ’22 and Arthur W. ’14 Bower Scholarship Fund

Endowed in 1990 by the George I. Alden Trust, this fund provides scholarship support for qualified students.

Begun in 1997 through a bequest from the estate of Edward C. Bower 1922, the income from this fund is used to provide scholarship support for qualified students.

Michael Joseph Arato ’09 Scholarship Fund Established in 2007 in memory of Michael Arato 2009, this scholarship is awarded qualified students with preference to snowboarders who demonstrates high promise for success.

Bob ’37 & Beth Campbell Endowment Fund

Dr. Azel P. Barney ’14 Scholarship Fund

Edward R. Cheney ’44 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Begun in 1964 with assets from the estate of Dr. Azel P. Barney 1914, this fund is designated for scholarship purposes.

Begun in 1976, in memory of Edward R. Cheney ’44, husband of Sally Leavitt Bell, this scholarship supports students with high academic promise.

Established in 2006 by Robert M. Campbell ’37 to support Vermont Academy’s Visual Arts program and an annual on-campus lecture series.

George Boday Jr. ’51 Scholarship Fund Established in 2000 by the family and friends of George Boday ’51. The income is used to support a deserving student each year.

Herbert F. Barry 1895 Fund Created in 1971 by the will of Herbert F. Barry 1895 to support the support activities of Vermont Academy Alumni Association and the school’s general operations.

Class of 1942 Endowment Fund Created in 1992 by the Vermont Academy Class of 1942, in recognition of their 50th reunion at VA, the income is used annually to support professional growth opportunities the VA our faculty/staff.

Class of 1956 Endowment Fund Established in 2000 through a bequest from J. Michael Harding ’56 in honor of the Vermont Academy Class of 1956. This fund supports the school’s general operations.

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Susan Norton Coleman Scholarship Fund

The Peter Klein ’97 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 to provide assistance to qualified students with preference to those from the Southwestern United States or a Native American student.

Established in 2001 as a tribute to Peter’s indomitable spirit, inquisitive mind, keen sense of humor and devotion to the best interest of Vermont Academy. The scholarship fund is awarded to a student that possesses good character and high promise for success.

Laura Soule Crane ’29 Scholarship Fund Established in 1999 through a bequest form Laura Soule Crane 1929, the scholarship is awarded to a deserving student each year.

Leavitt House Maintenance Fund Established in 1982 by Laurence and Dorothy Leavitt to endow the maintenance requirements of Leavitt House, the Headmaster’s residence.

Alfred Dixon ’30 Family Scholarship Fund Begun in 1985 by Dr. & Mrs. Alfred B. Dixon in honor of a family tradition of enrollment at Vermont Academy. Family members having attended the Academy: Dr. Alfred B. Dixon ’30, Alfred Dixon ’61, John Dixon ’62, and John S. Dixon ’90.

Dorothy Hall Leavitt Scholarship Fund Established in 1994 by Laurence G. Leavitt and the Vermont Academy Board of Trustees to provide scholarship support for qualified students.

Robert L. Long Headmaster’s Discretionary Fund Barbara Duboc Scholarship Fund Established in 2009 by Charles A. Duboc, grandmother of Elizabeth Duboc 2001, to support qualified students at Vermont Academy.

Established in 1992 by Bruce Foerster to provide discretionary support for the Headmaster.

Charles R. Luker ’49 Memorial Scholarship E.E. Ford Foundation Faculty Development Fund Created in 1989 with a gift from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The income is used to annual support professional growth opportunities for members of faculty/staff.

Begun in 1985, upon the sudden death of Charles R. Luker III ’49, then President of the Vermont Academy Board of Trustees. This is specifically designated to support a minority student at Vermont Academy.

The McCord Family Scholarship Paul W. Glynn ’11 Scholarship Fund Established in 1987, upon the death of Mr. Glynn’s widow, to provide scholarship support for Vermont Academy students.

Established in 2004 through the generosity of John McCord ’63 and his parents to support qualified students at Vermont Academy.

Mooney Scholarship Fund The Nicholas M. Grout ’03 Scholarship Fund Created in 2007 in loving memory of Nick Grout ’03 by his friends and family, this scholarship fund is awarded to a deserving day student each year.

Established in 2009 in recognition of Jim and Tamra Mooney’s loyalty and commitment to Vermont Academy during their 16 years leading Vermont Academy. Proceeds from the Fund are used to support qualified students.

Susan Johnson Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund Hayes Environmental and Outdoor Fund Endowed in 1994 through a series of gifts from A. Reed Hayes III ’64, the income from this fund is restricted to the support of environmental and/or outdoor activities as decided by the Head of School.

Begun in 1991, by the family of Susan Johnson Murphy, mother of Jennifer Caulfield ’88. This fund is specifically designated for scholarship purposes for a female boarding student.

William J. Newman Scholarship Fund The Henry Hom Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2000 by Henry’s parents, Chi Chiang and Chiu, in memory of Henry. The scholarship fund is awarded to a day student that possesses good character and high promise for success.

Established in 2007 by Margaret, John, John Jr. Billy ’93 and Allison ’95 Lanzetta to honor Bill Newman’s 20 years of service to Vermont Academy. The fund supports a deserving student each year.

The Nutting Family Endowed Scholarship The Japha Family Scholarship Fund


Created in 2001 by Dan, Barb, and Yael ’01 Japha. The fund is awarded to a returning student who is a positive role model and shows a commitment to the Vermont Academy community.

Established in 1999 by Edward W. Nutting in honor of his father, William E. Nutting 1898 and the many descendants of Abraham Nutting. The recipient of this scholarship fund should have academic potential, determination, and good character.

Steven E. Karol ’72 Scholarship Fund

Samuel B. Pettengill ’04 Scholarship Fund

Endowed in 1995 through a series of gifts from Steve Karol ’72. The income from this fund is used to provide scholarship support for qualified students.

Created in 1992 with funds from the estate of Samuel B. Pettengill 1904 and Helen M. Pettengill; the income is used for college scholarships for Vermont Academy seniors from Vermont middle-income families.

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Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund

Peter E. and Elizabeth Blaisdell Van de Water Scholarship Fund

Begun in 1974, for partial scholarships for middle-income families after completion of one year at the Academy.

Begun in 1985 by over 300 of the Van de Waters’ friends and associates at St. Lawrence University, recognizing their twenty-two years of service to that institution.

Thomas O. Richardson ’59 Scholarship Fund Created in 1989 by Thomas O. Richardson ’59 for general scholarship purposes.

David Robinson III Scholarship Fund Established in 1995 through a series of gifts from family and friends of David Robinson III, and from his estate. Income from this fund is used to provide scholarship support for qualified students.

Robert Hargest School and Katherine Parker Scholl Scholarship Fund Robert and Katherine were the parents of Bob ’50 and Don ’55, and grandparents of Jeff ’76, Greg ’78, Jon ’81, and Randy ’84. This scholarship was established in 1991 to assist students who are in need of financial assistance as determined by the Head of School.

Anna A. Russell 1896 Scholarship Fund Established in 2010 through the bequest of Marianna P. Burke to honor Anna A. Russell 1896. This fund should be awarded to aid a Vermont resident or residents attending the Academy.

H. Wayne Smith ’67 Memorial Scholarship Established in 1985 by Claribel Morris Smith ’30 and Dr. H. Wayne Smith, the parents of Wayne Smith,. This fund is awarded to a Vermont Academy student whose potential for academic and social achievement at the Academy and in later life is deemed noteworthy.

William J. Stanton ’31 Fund Established in 2007 through the estate of Bill Stanton ’31 for deserving students.

Theodore Karl Tischler Scholarship Fund Established in 2001 by David L. White ’52 OBE, this scholarship is awarded during the senior year to a VA junior who excels in music or theater, the two fields Ted Tischler brought to life at Vermont Academy.

H. Edmund and Mary E. Tripp Scholarship Fund The H. Edmund and Mary E. Tripp Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 through a series of gifts from Herbert S. Ellis ’53, in honor of H. Edmund “Beano” Tripp’s 35 years of service to Vermont Academy, and from the estates of H. Edmund Tripp and his sister, Mary E. Tripp. Additionally, many friends also have made gifts to the fund. Income from the Tripp scholarship is used to provide scholarship support for qualified student athletes.

May Camp and Webster U. Walker Fund Established in 2005 by Webster U. Walker Jr. ’51 to provide the Head of School with discretionary funds to be used to respond to unanticipated personal needs of the employees and retirees of Vermont Academy.

Winston-Gooding Scholarship Fund Established in 1991 through the generosity of John ’41 and Ethel Gooding as a tribute to their parents. The income provides scholarship support for students who possess academic potential, determination, good character and a genuine love of athletics and the outdoors.

Sheehan Family Scholarship Fund Established in 2005 by John L. Sheehan ’57, his family and friends in memory of his mother, Blanche Osgood Sheehan ’34 to support a qualified student from the Town of Rockingham, VT.

George Werntz Scholarship Fund Established in 1999 by Laurence G. Leavitt to honor his friend and long-time VA Trustee, George Werntz. Preference for this award is given to a Native American student.

The following funds are managed within the Academy’s endowment but have yet to reach the minimum necessary for discrete tracking. These funds may be added to at any time; if you are interested please contact the Development Office. n

Anne Curtis Barrows Scholarship Fund


Donald T. Brodine Memorial Fund


Brown Family Fund


Warren and Jean Chivers Scholarship Fund


Class of 1953 50th Reunion Fund


Class of 1955 Faculty Fund


Class of 1991 Scholarship Fund


Clement/Doughty Family Scholarship Fund


Michael Choukas Jr. ’46 Scholarship Fund


Dwight Cowan ’54 Memorial Scholarship


Frank C. Evans ’06 Memorial Fund


George T. Leoniak ’96 Fund


James E. MacLaren ’81 Scholarship Fund


William S. Luring Support Staff Award Fund


Robert R. & Margaret S. West Memorial Library Fund

Lou Gilbert Utley 1895 Fund Established in 1969 from the estate of Lou Gilbert Utley 1895. Income from the fund is used annually for general operating expenses.


thank you! ver mont academy


This fall, the VA digital photography class worked on an “alphabet” project. Olivia Diorio’s ’14 photos are seen throughout this annual report.



vermont academy 2010/11 annual report > The Vermont Academy Annual Fund provides vital assistance, each year, to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities for students. We are extremely grateful for the support and confidence our alumni, parents and friends continue to place in our school. THE FOUNDERS ASSOCIATION recognizes donors who have made a leadership financial contribution to Vermont Academy. Giving categories named to celebrate individuals, traditions, and aspects of Vermont Academy history allow donors to join the Association in giving categories ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 and above. 1876 SOCIETY: $25,000 and above. Recognizes Vermont Academy’s founding and first year of operation. HILLTOP SOCIETY: $10,000 - $24,999. Recognizes the founding location of Vermont Academy, “a plateau known as Burke’s Hill overlooking the village of Saxtons River.” OLIN D. GAY SOCIETY: $5,000 - $9,999. Recognizes Olin D. Gay’s 76 years of service to Vermont Academy from 1901-1977. HEAD OF SCHOOL’S SOCIETY: $2,500 - $4,999. Recognizes the contributions, dedication and commitment of the16 leaders who have served Vermont Academy since 1876. HORACE MANN WILLARD SOCIETY: $1,000 - $2,499. Recognizes the contribution of Dr. Horace Mann Willard, first Principal of Vermont Academy. WINTER CARNIVAL CLUB: $500 - $999. Recognizes one of Vermont Academy’s oldest traditions WILDCAT CLUB: $100 - $499. Honoring the Vermont Academy mascot.

Note: Donors to the Annual Fund are listed by constituency and then recognized for different giving levels within that constituency. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of these lists. If you find an error, please contact the Development Office.


VERMONT ACADEMY FOUNDER’S ASSOCIATION 1876 SOCIETY $25,000 + The Charles E. Harwood Trust * Michael and Penny Horowitz * Steven E. Karol ’72 * HILLTOP SOCIETY $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (3) Carolyn Blitz Daniel E. Ford Fund Stuart Fraser Jeffrey R. and Mary Helen Holzschuh Xinglong Liu and Chai Yan Marvin S. Neuman * Hugh W. Pearson ’54 * Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman William A. Torrey ’52 * OLIN D. GAY SOCIETY $5,000 - $9,999 Frederick D. Cawley ’66 Richard DeMartini and Jennifer Brorsen * Herbert S. Ellis ’53 * W. Eugene Hays Jr. ’55 * David B. Holton ’68 Andrew MacKechnie ’57 * Perry C. Maynard Jr. ’59 * Donald G. McInnes ’59 * George P. Moser Jr. ’48 * David I. Newton *

David E. Robinson ’77 * Gordon W. Russell ’51 * Kevin J. Seifert ’80 T.S. Peck Insurance James D. Thomas ’90 David L. Torrey ’49 * Andrew and Nikki van der Vord Richard and Ina Wallman Hyun Doo Yoon and Hee Soo Kim Richard and Carolyn Ziegler HEAD OF SCHOOL’S SOCIETY $2,500 - $4,999 Agnes M. Lindsay Trust * Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation Larrie S. Calvert ’53 * Robert M. Campbell ’37 * Michael A. Choukas ’73 * Charles and Susan Donahue William J. Dunn ’63 * Donald D. Durkee ’43 * John W. Hoder ’69 * Rev. Peter Howe and Rev. Janice Howe * David J. Maysilles ’47 * Scott A. McKeon ’83 Peter W. Stanley ’46 * Staley T. Tregellas * John P. Wait ’50 * HORACE MANN WILLARD SOCIETY $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (1) Peter V. Allen ’60 John H. Anderson II ’61 * Richard T. Aulisi Esq. ’60 * Herminio Aviles ’77 Bob and Bonne Bejan Sally C. Bell * Sean D. Bersell ’77 * Bryce and Kathi Blair * Blair Family Foundation Sean and Wendy Brennan David J. Brown ’69 G. Ewing Buta ’80 * John B. Cadwell ’40 Sean P. ’70 and Joan Campbell Robert W. Carr ’54 * Robert S. Cary ’56 Robert N. Chase ’62 * David H. Clemens ’49 Cota & Cota Oil Chris A. Cota ’66 Thomas S. Cowles and Rawiwan Kasetrevatin Robert A. Derrenbacker ’55 * Charles A. Duboc *

Edward E. Emerson Jr. ’59 * John A. Fitzgerald Jr. ’69 Vera M. Fitzgerald * Jamison R. Gagnier ’90 Malcolm W. George ’58 Thomas L. Griffiths ’68 * Andrew V. Griswold ’82 * Charles P. Gunn ’73 * Jamie Hartwright Mary Hepburn and Ryan Ostebo * William P. and Anne Herbert * Christopher C. Ingraham ’51 * Hyon Jong Jung and Kang Eun Joo Shin Young Kang and Jeong Eun Yeon Arthur M. Kelton Jr. ’57 * Henry M. Kimball ’79 Laird Norton Company, LLC Charles F. Long Jr. ’55 Timothy J. Lord ’69 * Makena Capital Management Barbara Malatesta Robert F. and Cathy L. McKeon * Andrew S. Merinoff ’09 David and Diane Merrill Henry T. Michie ’72 * Frederic H. Nichols ’56 * Lorrel B. Nichols ’51 * Northwestern Mutual Foundation Thomas C. Oxholm ’82 * Robert C. Pew ’69 * R. Duke Powell Jr. ’43 * John A. Quebman ’60 * Alan P. and Diane Raines * Robert P. and Patricia R. Reed Brian A. Rice ’88 Thomas O. Richardson ’59 Arthur and Edith Roth Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation Lee H. Ryder Jr. ’90 Thomas A. and Catherine Savoca Donald B. Scholl ’55 * Jerry T. and Hilary Simpson * Christopher A. Sinclair ’67 * Robert E. Sollmann Jr. ’70 * Colin Spence Charitable Trust * Robert Taft ’48 * Howard S. Tuthill III ’65 * UBS Foundation Lawrence S. Viola Esq. ’78 and Bridget Storm Charles R. von Maur ’48 Webster U. Walker Jr. ’51 * Andrew C. Ward ’93 * Patrick L. Weiler ’79 * Winston E. Wood ’51 * H.S. Wright III ’72 * Nicholas Wei Hsiung W. H. and Winnie S. K. Yang

ALUMNI 1937 Robert M. Campbell * 1938 Glenn A. Reed * 1939 Robert O. Beardsley Jr. * i Stacey W. Cole * i John P. Townsend i 1940 J. Whitney Brown M.D. * i John B. Cadwell Perry P. Craver * i Calvin W. Cumings * Gordon C. Plummer * i 1941 Gilbert H. Jones * Giulio Pontecorvo * i Paul M. Savi 1942 George W. Bentley, Jr. Kimball Jones Douglas F. Pierce * i Daniel B. Ruggles III * i Stewart Washburn * i 1943 Donald D. Durkee * William S. Jordan Richard A. Leary * Donald A. Linscott * i Edward W. Pearson * R. Duke Powell Jr. * 1944 Alvin G. Edwards  R. Bruce MacLeod * Clarence R. Smith * i 1945 Albert T. Butterfield * i Sherman E. Fein Esq. Franklin P. Jackson * Stuart B. Robinson i Phillip A. Urion i 1946 LeBaron R. Barker III * i Stanley B. Billings * i Michael Choukas Jr. *  Dwight S. Davis Jr. i Peter W. Stanley *

* Designates 5 or more consecutive years of giving //  Designates a gift of $500-$999 (Winter Carnival Club) // i Designates a gift of $100-$499 (Wildcat Club) Bold Name: Designates a gift of $1,000 or more (Founders Association)

1947 Lloyd H. Coffin Jr. *  Robert S. Cook * Samuel L. Davis * Charles M. Geilich * i Charles R. Hoffer * David J. Maysilles * Fredrik J. Ranney William A. Reoch i

Hamilton Shippee i John W. Tremaine * Webster U. Walker Jr. * Winston E. Wood *

1948 Charles P. Bailey * George D. Cheney  Charles E. Jennings II i John M. Lyman i George P. Moser Jr. * George P. Sperry * i Robert Taft * Charles R. von Maur

1953 Larrie S. Calvert * Herbert S. Ellis * Lawrence A. Hale * Stephen B. Homer * i Michael B. King James L. Ober i Peter L. Powers * i Richard L. Shanaman i Richard L. van Riper * i Robert A. Wright * i

1949 David H. Clemens Charles A. Hastings Jr. i George M. Nevers * i Cedric E. Sherrer Jr. i David L. Torrey * Robert G. Watson * Rayner Weir *  George C. West * 1950 Karl Dornish Jr. * i James C. Embree * i Edward F. Everett * i Charles W. Howard II  Arthur M. Keleher i Richard T. Leary i Robert F. Ley * i Alastair H. MacDonald i Anthony S. Mahar *  Peter T. Parker * i Robert A. Price * i John P. Wait * 1951 Robert B. Anderson *  Douglas N. Archibald * i David W. Bryant * i Lawrence P. Cole Ph.D. * i William Contini M.D.  Herbert R. Edson * Clarke E. George Alan B. Gould * i Christopher C. Ingraham * Edward G. Janeway Jr. Lorrel B. Nichols * Barry Norcross * i Gordon W. Russell *


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1952 William A. Torrey * R. Bentley Washburne Jr. * i David L. White *

1954 Richard G. Burton *  Robert W. Carr * Richard A. Clarenbach * i Dexter B. Godsoe * Donald E. Megathlin Jr. Lyle K. Morrison * Robert W. Morse i Hugh W. Pearson * Marshall L. Williams * i William G. Wilson i 1955 Stephen A. Brink * William J. Cullen Robert A. Derrenbacker * W. Eugene Hays Jr. * Charles F. Long Jr. Paul Noble * i Robert H. O’Brien *  Richard E. Parker * i Donald B. Scholl * Richard M. Whitcomb *  1956 James R. Barton i Peter E. Brightman Robert S. Cary Peter Chidsey Ph.D. * Frederic H. Nichols * John K. Russell * 1957 Donald L. Adams *  Joe E. Aulisi * i Charles C. Clark i

Winslow G. Crannell i David K. Daffin E. John Dinkel III * i N. Lincoln Divoll III i Peter S. Eddy William H. B. Fenn * i E. Bulkeley Griswold * i Frederick H. Hibberd Jr. i Arthur M. Kelton Jr. * Andrew MacKechnie * William B. Morton i David S. Murphy Stephen K. Richardson  Andrew S. Ross Jr. Sanford S. Witherell Jr. * 1958 Donald D. Bradley Jr. Peter Clarner * William K. Corliss Jr. * i Newton C. Gardner * i Malcolm W. George Edward A. Larrabee Harvey C. Peterson i Peter C. Shumway Ronald N. Tagney * i 1959 Edward E. Emerson Jr. Stephen T. Fisher i Perry C. Maynard Jr. * Donald G. McInnes * Peter H. Myers i Robert B. Naramore * Thomas O. Richardson William F. Richardson * Paul W. Slosberg i Donald A. Welch Jr. Douglas J. Wood Jr. i 1960 Peter V. Allen Richard T. Aulisi Esq. * Dan L. Brown *  Stephen A. Carbine i Richard G. Compson * i Joseph Eberle III i Charles W. Hickcox i R. Penn Lardner Jr. * i Robert W. Laughton  Robert L. Morse *  John A. Quebman * George A. Yeomans * Donald B. Zinn * i 1961 John H. Anderson II * Todd W. Areson * 

Frederick D. Cawley Chris A. Cota Douglas P. Cranshaw * i N. Clark Dalrymple James S. Frey i William W. Garfield * i Nicholas D. N. Harvey Jr. *  Robert M. Jorgensen * i Robert W. Lord  Barry H. Lubotta Dennis E. Neumann * i Christopher P. Theisen * i Willis E. Wood i 1967 Gary E. Brown * i Whitney A. Gay * i Donn Hutchins * i William O. Murphy * David L. Patterson  Christopher A. Sinclair * Douglas W. Sluiter i David M. Welbourn * Stewart L. Wooden *


Gregory J. Chase * i William C. Clark i Donald W. Erion Jr. i John H. Hastings * Clarence H. Linder Jr. i Lawrence W. Rice *  Capt. William C. Rose * i 1962 David W. Bergeson * i Robert N. Chase * Peter J. Flatow  Frederick A. Flavin i Peter H. Johnson i John V. P. Meyer * Charles H. Padelford * Thomas H. Wood * i 1963 Dexter L. Andrews Jr. * Richard T. Bohman i Harry C. Brown Clark B. Burrows i Davis L. Dimock * i Richard M. Dobson Jr.  William J. Dunn *


Richard A. Matheson * Kimball W. Russell * Russell P. Vogel 1964 Townsend W. Hoopes III i A. Steven Perelman *  Robinson T. Rhodes * Paul A. Scoville *  David M. Young i 1965 Robert M. Campbell Jr. i Peter S. Cinelli * i David H. Knoblauch i James R. Mennel * i Leland S. Person * i Lawrence G. Power * John H. Reynolds  David Robinson IV * Howard S. Tuthill III * John H. Wood i 1966 William P. Aldrich James S. Bunce i

1968 Frederick M. Burgess * i Raymond J. Chamberland i Thomas L. Griffiths * David B. Holton Peter S. Hoopes i Wardwell W. Jones i Glenn S. Morgan * Richard Sacknoff * i 1969 James P. Aram * i Thomas G. Bridge * i David J. Brown John Copeland i John A. Fitzgerald Jr. John W. Hoder * Stephen J. Jeton * i Timothy J. Lord * Joe V. Meigs i William C. Nickum i Hayden T. O’Connor * i Robert C. Pew * Mark D. Russell i 1970 Sean P. Campbell Douglas E. Dalton Theodore R. Ellsworth Jr. i Robert J. Karol *  Steven I. Lord i L. Dean Miltimore i Richard H. Patterson * i Robert E. Sollmann Jr.

* Designates 5 or more consecutive years of giving //  Designates a gift of $500-$999 (Winter Carnival Club) // i Designates a gift of $100-$499 (Wildcat Club) Bold Name: Designates a gift of $1,000 or more (Founders Association)

1980 G. Ewing Buta * Robert G. Ewanouski i Jeffrey W. Hubbard  Kevin J. Seifert Walter H. Tipert i 1981 Robert B. Marchant i Carl D. Reintsema i Al A. Simon i 1982 Lars M. Ellison  Matthew N. Fontaine * Andrew V. Griswold * Keith J. Handler Charles E. Hewitt Karen J. MacKenzie * i Thomas C. Oxholm *



1971 Jeffrey R. Crocker * i Thomas D. Hinman Barry J. Wetherbee * i John S. Winder i 1972 Thomas B. Inglehart * i Steven E. Karol * Henry T. Michie * John O. Redington *  John C. Tobin Jr. * i H.S. Wright III * 1973 Michael A. Choukas * Charles P. Gunn * William N. Hosley Jr. * i Myron F. McCoy i 1974 Stuart A. Eisenkraft * Col. Richard I. Stark Jr. * 1975 John F. Killoy Jr. * i James T. Vlachos


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1983 Margaret B. Austin i Christian J. Courtney *  Daniel P. Dougherty  Mark G. Foster * i James A. Gardner J. Christopher Jurkiewicz * i Samuel S. MacAusland * David W. Mackenzie i Scott A. McKeon Adam R. Tschorn i 1976 James C. Kenny II i Hugo R. Mainelli III *  John D. Sutphen i 1977 Brook D. Anderson i Herminio Aviles Andrew M. Bernhard i Sean D. Bersell * Jonathan H. Betts i Mark H. Goldie i Cedric C. Nash * i David E. Robinson * Alexandra T. Wagaman i 1978 William K. Dole * Richard B. Swan * i Lawrence S. Viola Esq. 1979 Henry M. Kimball Jim R. Lyman i Lisa Eckhardt McNealus * Patrick L. Weiler * Diane L. Wilder * i

1984 Mark J. Culkin * i A. Reed Hayes IV Shawn E. Keniston i 1985 Robert O. Keeshan Jr. i Maggie A. McCormick Colin J. McKearnan 1986 Jayson B. Dunbar  Ross A. Leventhal i Ella Bullock McIntosh Michael D. Switzer i Hayley B. Weinstein i 1987 Jeffrey S. Harrington * i Richard R. Horn * 1988 Joseph K. Black Jr.  Richard M. Kearns Jonathan A. Neave i Brian A. Rice

1989 Henry T. Ammons i Jonathon D. Bald * Casey K. Cota  David Hodgson *  Howard F. Rice Jr.

2003 Matthew R. Davis Kyle R. Nelligan i Robert Outtrim III i Andrew W. Robinson Jennifer M. Tolaro-Heidbrink

1990 Jamison R. Gagnier Robert D. Goodall *  Lee H. Ryder Jr. James D. Thomas Cindy K. Tintle

2004 Sam D. Gale Ryan J. Walsh *

1991 Jeff B. Dunbar i John B. Dunbar Carrie Dunn  Daniel M. Harrington Amy L. Howard i Kenneth N. Wright i

2006 Conor T. McArdle

1992 M. Brooke Tyler IV i 1993 Gaston Bullrich i Elizabeth A. Long Andrew L. Pennell Noah S. Shanok i Andrew C. Ward * 1994 Patrick O. McArdle i John P. Murtha i 1995 Matthew J. Eddy * Erika D. Gustafson Jeremiah R. Long Jonathan J. Stempien 1996 Jeremy L. Britton i Kirk Vaughan 1997 Robert P. Gustafson i 1999 Bradford C. Weilbrenner i 2000 Corey M. Grout 2001 Kristin M. Dubak Chiagorom Osu

2005 David H. Krisch i

2008 John M. Miller 2009 Brenna S. Healy  Andrew S. Merinoff Shannon Scott 2011 John Aitken Meredith W. Anderson Joseph R. Arcieri Aubrey E. Bachand Sang Hee Bae Jingyi Bao Christopher G. Bartolomucci MaryBeth Bashaw Julia R. Bianconi Katlyn I. Billings Kevin P. Brennan Samuel Brown Daniel E. Burt Ye Chao Ho-Kyun Chung Hunter C. Coffey Dee-Jai Cowles Keron M. DeShields Amaia M. Echanis Frederick Farmer Margo Feingold Emma G. Hagedorn Adam Hennick Annica H. Hojbjerg Brett R. Holmes James Jakobek Feng Jin Yeong Jin Jin Kelly P. Johnson Monica Johnson Jae Ho Jung Christopher P. Keane

Jake D. Keohan Sejung Kim Emma L. Lamson Alex C. Lane Jin Tak Lee Sang Hun Lee Sang Uhn Lee You Kyoung Lee Michael A. Lespasio Jessica S. Lipman Brendan P. Long Rachel A. Lundsted Connor Merrill Jules E. Moore Ella J. Noyes Blake P. O’Brien Justin L. Ore Dian Pan Su-Min Park Stephen J. Perkins Sean Planche P. Ryan Romich Charles W. Russell III Benjamin W. Salzman Brian M. Schilling Michelle L. Sides Eun Ji Song Dana J. Valentine Chase B. Vaughan Charles D. Vrettos Yung-Ruei Wang Amber J. White Hunter S. Wilcox Peyton L. Wilson Tae Sun Yoon

CURRENT FACULTY & STAFF Christine Armiger i Margaret G. Bonney Sean Brennan Wendy Brennan Wallace M. Brown * John Buser Nicole Buser Steve Cady * Sean P. Campbell ’70 Ricardo Carreno Ferreiro * William F. Carson Jr. * Monica Catramado * Kellie D. Crowder Matt Dall Phyllis Davis * Edward L. Donnellan Jr. * Sara B. Dunbar Matthew J. Eddy ’95 *

* Designates 5 or more consecutive years of giving //  Designates a gift of $500-$999 (Winter Carnival Club) // i Designates a gift of $100-$499 (Wildcat Club) Bold Name: Designates a gift of $1,000 or more (Founders Association)

James S. Frey ’66 i Laura J. Frey i Molly Gabarro Seth Gabarro Joseph Gaudet Daniel M. Harrington ’91 Jeffrey S. Harrington ’87 * i Robert E. Harrington *  Mary Hepburn * David Hodgson ’89 *  Janet Hoffmann Jill Hutchins i Simon A. Jarcho i John Kelly * David Lafave i Amy Lanterman * David P. Machelor * i Eric Martinson * Conor T. McArdle ’06 Maryann McArdle * i Lindsay McFillin  Ella Bullock McIntosh ’86 Lisa Eckhardt McNealus ’79 * Meghan Miklusak Ryan Miklusak Cynthia L. Murphy Kyle R. Nelligan ’03 Pauline O’Brien i Margaret O’Keefe i Thomas C. Oxholm ’82 * Donna Parkhurst-Ascher i Katharine H. Perkins Ethel Pike Lawrence W. Rice ’61 *  Lorna Schilling * Peter Sheldon Alexei Sotskov Deborah Tolaro * Victoria Vinidiktora Brady Weinstock Roger Westine i

CURRENT PARENTS Linda Aitken  Rogger and Isabelle Alvarado  John Q. and Wendy Anderson  Alicia Annino William and Elizabeth Arcieri David and Mara Arzi  H. Qawi and Angela N. Austin Domenic and Belinda Bachand Hugo and Helen Barker Gesualdo Bartolomucci and Leslie Perry Maria Basescu and Mary M. Rodriguez i


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Timothy and Kathleen Bashaw Bob and Bonne Bejan Edgar and Loreen Billings Alexander and Karin Blakeson Carolyn Blitz Sean and Wendy Brennan Robert E. and Cecelia Brown Wallace M. and Edith Brown * Charles and Pamela Burke Richard G. and Victoria E. Burt Alexander and Elizabeth M. Carlisle Mary Chamberlin and Jonathan Jesup i Peter M. and Christy D. Charman i Casey K. ’89 and Jennifer Cota  Thomas S. Cowles and Rawiwan Kasetrevatin Connie Curlett Felice DiMartino Anthony Diorio i Charles and Susan Donahue John Feingold and Nancy Seligson i David A. and Linda L. Fink  Anne K. Fitzgerald and Kevin L. Blue William Fitzgerald and Sally Pennington i Rebecca Gagnon Glenn and Penny Gendron * i Matthias and Victoria Gohl Jeff and Teri Greene  Peter Hagedorn and Miriam Trahan Catharine and Jesse Hamilton Angel Hammond Keith J. ’82 and Michelle Handler Jamie Hartwright Michael P. and Susan Heger Jeffrey R. and Mary Helen Holzschuh William and Claire Hoser Barret S. and Jennifer Johnson Hyon Jong Jung and Kang Eun Joo Shin Young Kang and Jeong Eun Yeon Lisa Lane Kasperzak and R. Michael Kasperzak Jr. James and Deborah Keane i Charles J. and Margaret J. Keohan i Gerald C. and Patricia Lane i Laurence Lavagne Karen Lavoie Kyungyoon Lee and Heekyung Park Nigel B. and Elizabeth A. Leeming John and Rebecca Lespasio  David and Charlotte Lesser Xinglong Liu and Chai Yan Jim R. Lyman ’79 i David Mackey and Mary S. Bilder David and Diane Merrill Tim W. McAfee Ella Bullock McIntosh ’86 John H. and Sandra T. McNary i

Lisa Eckhardt McNealus ’79 * Joseph and Amy Mizhir Charles N. and Mercy Msipa Guoming Ni and Zhihua Gu i Robert T. Nielsen and Patricia M. Dooley David and Laurie Noyes Joseph and Pauline O’Brien i Shane P. and Elizabeth O’Keefe i Ned and Liz Olmsted i Katharine H. Perkins Don and Linda Planche Perry and Melissa Potofsky i William A. Poulton and Deborah L. Howe Robert P. and Patricia R. Reed Michael E. and Jean E. Reilly Christopher Reynolds Eleanor C. Riley-Perks i Patrick and Sallie Romich  Thomas A. and Catherine Savoca Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman Falko A. and Lorna Schilling * John S. and Mary Sikes i Arthur and Teri Sullivan Kevin and Patti Teamkin Jason and Lisa Terry David and Lisa Therrien i Anna Throne-Holst i Andrew and Nikki van der Vord David and Tonya Vaskevitch  Sheryl Velloso James T. Vlachos ’75 and Sarah V. Murphy Richard and Ina Wallman Scott Wharry and Marilyn Wright-Wharry Leslie and Renae White Paul and Michele Wilcox Jeffrey and Heather Wilson Nicholas Wei Hsiung W. H. and Winnie S. K. Yang John and Elizabeth Yingling Hyun Doo Yoon and Hee Soo Kim Richard and Carolyn Ziegler

PARENTS OF ALUMNI Anonymous Robert K. and Jeanne Abernethy * Alejandro Achar Milan and Linda C. Adrian i William J. and Sally J. Allen * Harold W. and Doran G. Anderson * i Michael Arato  Richard and Joan W. Arms Isidoro and Fortune Attie Warren W. and Susan Ayres i

John H. and Caroline Beebe * David W. ’62 and Penny A. Bergeson * i Jean Black *  Bryce and Kathi Blair * Annie M. Brabson * Thomas A. and Penny Brewer *  Harry C. Brown ’63 Robert M. ’37 and Mary Campbell * Robert M. Jr. ’65 and Marvie Campbell i Sean P. ’70 and Joan Campbell Michael R. and Sally J. Candello * i Robert S. Cary ’56 and Janet Nussmann Ann L. Castagnola i Gregory J. Chase ’61 and Roberta Chase * i Michael Jr. ’46 and Juanita Choukas*  Michael A. Choukas ’73 * William C. ’61 and Lura Clark i Lawrence P. Cole Ph.D. ’51 * i Michael J. and Megan Collard i Kenneth W. and Foy Cooley i Chris A. ’66 and Sue Cota Hugh P. and Carol K. Cota i Perry P. ’40 and Virginia Craver * i Cindy Creteau-Miller

Charles B. Jr. and Betsy Crockett * i Dennis and Anne F. Cross *  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Culkin * Mark Curran and Margaret Straub i Dan Davis and Mary Davis * i Lloyd Davis i William Jr. and Kathryn DeFord * i Richard DeMartini and Jennifer Brorsen * Stephen and Jacqueline DiDomenico N. Lincoln III ’57 and Joyce Divoll i Mary Meredith Dobyns Edward L. Donnellan Jr. and Catherine Semans * Marion S. Ducey * i Bradley P. and Beverly Dunbar  Jayson B. ’86 and Marcie Dunbar  Donald W. Jr. ’61 and Nancy Erion i Thomas G. and Donna Fahner Daniel and Ann B. Feld William H. B. Fenn ’57 * i June Fessenden-Raden MacDonald i Horst S. and Cheryl Filtzer i Frederick G. Sr. and Ann Fischer i Gregory W. and Paula Fisher i Vera M. Fitzgerald *



Bruce S. Foerster * Kevin and Elizabeth Foley  Eduardo Foncillas and Beatrix Graffin Von Sponeck James S. ’66 and Laura J. Frey i John L. Frost Roger L. and Joyce Fuller * i Tamara Funk * i Tobin N. Gerhart and Lena Dohlman-Gerhart i Charles Jr. and Margaret Gibbs * i Donald R. and Barbara B. Grant Jim and Colleen Grout * i Paul and Karen Gustafson i Francis J. and Marilyn Hamilton * i Robert E. and Martha B. Harrington*  Thomas F. Healy  William P. and Anne Herbert * Kenneth and Judy Holzscheiter *  Chi Chiang Hom and Chiu Kwan i Michael and Penny Horowitz * Rev. Peter and Rev. Janice Howe * Thomas J. and Anne A. Hubbard i John E. and Pamela Hutchinson * i Thomas B. ’72 and Melinda Inglehart * i Harry and Barbara Ives * Jonathan Jesup and Mary Chamberlin i David B. and Andrea E. Johnson Gilbert H. Jones ’41 * Michael E. and Patricia B. Kinney Russell W. and Susan Klein * i Francis E. Jr. and Clara Korn i David Lafave and Margaret O’Keefe i Alan and Constance Lancaster  Thomas W. and Randi Land i Amy Lanterman * John E. Jr. and Carolyn D. Lathrop i Frank and Michele Leonardo * i Anthony and Fenella Levick i Charles F. Jr. ’55 and Susan L. Long Kathleen Long Robert L. Long and Hope Norman i Robert W. ’66 and Carol Lord  Timothy J. ’69 and Emma Lord * Steven and Nancie Lorenz i Robert and Aida Luce William and Louise Luring i Mary Jane Mackenzie * i Barbara Malatesta Carol Martin * i Maryann McArdle * i Mary McCarthy Robert F. and Cathy L. McKeon * Craig and Jude McLean Elwyn D. and Nancy K. Millett Jay and Susan M. Monroe i

* Designates 5 or more consecutive years of giving //  Designates a gift of $500-$999 (Winter Carnival Club) // i Designates a gift of $100-$499 (Wildcat Club) Bold Name: Designates a gift of $1,000 or more (Founders Association)

James and Tamra Mooney * i William G. Jr. and Margaret H. Morton i George P. Moser Jr. ’48 * Donald B. and Cynthia Murphy * Thomas and Christie Murphy Blair T. and Holly Nance i Stephen W. and Pamela Nelligan Marvin S. Neuman * Kevin and Roberta O’Donnell * i William J. O’Grady and Cheryl A. Parker * i Ryan Ostebo and Mary Hepburn * Theodor Oxholm Jr. Arthur O. and Gladys Peterson * i Harvey C. ’58 and Nancy Peterson i Gerard and Elisa Pollino Dr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Price i Jerome Pyfrom i Alan P. and Diane Raines * Gloria Ramirez-Scully i Lawrence W. ’61 and Sara A. Rice *  David IV ’65 and Judith L. Robinson * Stuart B. ’45 and Margaret C. Robinson Edward J. and Leslie A. Roe i John M. and Martha Ross *  Arthur and Edith Roth

Evelyn Sacknoff i Timothy and Patricia Salmon * i Donald B. ’55 and Margaret Scholl * Robert N. and Marisela A. Sener i Jerry T. and Hilary Simpson * Alexei Sotskov and Victoria Vinidiktora Werner W. and Mary Spitz i Ronald J. and Patricia Stempien * Pamela D. Strain i Spencer and Linda Struble * Arthur and Teri Sullivan Marja-Lou L. Swan * i Robert Taft ’48 * Richard J. and Susan Talbot * Cecelia Teague Dalton B. and Pamela Thomas * Walter H. Jr. and Janice Tipert i Deborah Tolaro * Lori D. Tradewell i William C. and Kristen Tyson * i Peter E. and Elizabeth Van de Water * i Carl J. and Cornelia Wallin * i Thomas J. and Mary A. Walsh * i John F. and Priscilla Watson * Richard P. and Donna M. Weber *  Ronald and Katie Weinger i

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Todd G. and Carla West Barbara Widdoes * i Marilyn Wilson * Robert Winterbottom Catherine M. Wood i Lawrence B. and Connie Woolson i Evelyn Zwolinski i

FRIENDS Margaret Adams Michael J. and Mary C. Adgate Marja Alexandre Steven W. August i David Austin i Violet W. Ayres i Katherine L. Babson * i Andrew and Joan Bailey i Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barber Patricia A. Barrett i Sally C. Bell * Nancy P. Bennett Davis i William E. and Patricia J. Bettridge i Jean Black * Carolyn Boday *  Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Brennan i Edith Brodsky Robert H. Brown The Estate of Marianna P. Burke Mark Candon *  Virginia Canfield i Catherine Caron i Arnold D. Castagner * Pierre F. and Holly M. Cintas * Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark Stephanie Copeland Jane P. Curtis  Robert F. Dall  Vincent Delzoppo Mr. and Mrs. James C. Deveney Jr. Ann M. Donovan Charles A. Duboc * The Dugan Family Richard T. Fitzgerald i Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Franzoni Stuart Fraser Ronald and Cynthia B. Frattura i Mary French i Carol A. Fullam Matthew and Laurie Giordano Wayne C. Groth Stephen D. Grout i Maria Guerra Stephen Hardy James A. and Nancy Heffernan  Mr. and Mrs. G. William Helm Jr.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henley

Ryan Henry and Amy Spalding Mark S. Herko Laura Hewitt David L. Hillman and Luce R. Hillman R L Houghton and T L Houghton  Victoria Howell-Sylvester i Harriet H. Hull Graham Hunter II Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hurley i Claudia Istel Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson * i Pat Johnson Jean A. Jung Mary E. and Larry Keefe i Robert Keefe i John and Barbara M. Keil Michael S. and Elisabeth D. Keller Delmore Jr. and Georgette Kinney Mr. and Mrs. David LaMonda i Philip LaPorte and Judith St. Hilaire Conor Boehm and Eileen Lauer Jayne Leary * Edwin Leason i Bobby Lefebvre Claire Lober i Maria E. Lopez Elsa M. Luker *  Kelly Maher * Jennifer Maier Peter Mangan Lynn Mansfield Robert W. and Mary E. Mayer i Jeffrey McCartney i Richard McCartney i Wilson Medina Mr. and Mrs. David Miller Laurie W. Miller Jobe Morrison The Estate of Julia Morrison David I. Newton * Edmund W. Nutting i James and Carolyn Olivier i Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oppel Alan C. Parker * Elizabeth Parker Genevieve H. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perrin DMD Patricia L. Peterson i Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Piscitelli The Estate of Frances L. M. Porter Louisa Preston Joseph Prior i Cathie Quinlan * Lee B. Reed Irma Reyes-Morch Louise C. Riemer i Kurt G. and Janette M. Roberts i Christopher J. and Kathleen Roche

John D. Rusher, III i Jo T. Ryan i Steven Ryder Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sanville Mr. and Mrs. Ted Selfridge Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Seward Dale Sisson * i Martha E. Smith i Irmgard Stebbins Donald W. and Alice A. Stockwell Bridget Storm William S. Stout i Mr. and Mrs. Mark Switzer Joanne Tainsh Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Tearney Brian Tellstone and Nancy Hartmuller Beverly Therrien Rob Therrien Richard H. Thorngren Donald Tinney Laurence B. Titman i Roberta S. and George N. Tobin Jr. Barbara B. L. Trafford i Staley T. Tregellas * Phyllis J. Tumsaroch i David and Amy Vachris i Mollie Wallman i Dorothy K. West and Peter North * i Janice E. Wojcik

BUSINESSES, CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS Adcentive Group, Inc. i Aetna Bridge Company  Aetna Foundation Inc. i Agnes M. Lindsay Trust * Allagash Brewery Allen Brothers Farm American International Group Bank of America i Bellows Falls Country Club Black River Produce Blair Family Foundation The Charles E. Harwood Trust * Charles River School Center for Communications, Health and the Environment i The Colin Spence Charitable Trust * Compass School Costume Ladies,LLC i Cota & Cota Oil CWC Software, Inc. i Daniel E. Ford Fund DeMartini Family Foundation Durand Toyota Ford 

ExxonMobil Foundation Inc.  Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England i Goodall Family Foundation  Gossens Bachman Architects i The Inn at Saxtons River The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation Jancewicz & Son  Jay R. Monroe Memorial Foundation i Kiosko Knight Consulting Engineers, Inc. i Krebs & Lansing Consulting Engineers, Inc. i Laird Norton Company, LLC Liebert Engineering Inc. Loyal Order of Moose – Family Center 527 i Makena Capital Management Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation Markem-Imaje Massachusetts Golf Association  Merrill Family Foundation  Morrison & Tyson Communications i Northwestern Mutual Foundation Notre Dame Academy i Old Tavern of Grafton The Pearson Family Charitable Foundation Pepsi-Cola Brattleboro – Leader Distribution Systems PG & E Corporation Foundation i Pitney Bowes  Roger Smith Hotel Roseville Firefighters Local 1592 i Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation Saxtons River Market Teamsters Local Union No. 597 i T. S. Peck Insurance Trust Company of Vermont UBS Foundation Vermont Community Foundation Vermont Country Store Walpole Creamery Winning Image Graphix Wisconsin Energy Corp Foundation Inc. i Wright Janeway Family Fund

GIFTS MADE IN RECOGNITION In memory of Angus C. Black Jr. ’41 John H. Anderson II ’61 Jean Black William E. Sr. and Patricia J. Bettridge David J. ’47 and Barbara Maysilles Paul Noble ’55

* Designates 5 or more consecutive years of giving //  Designates a gift of $500-$999 (Winter Carnival Club) // i Designates a gift of $100-$499 (Wildcat Club) Bold Name: Designates a gift of $1,000 or more (Founders Association)

Donald W. and Alice A. Stockwell Barbara B. L. Trafford David M. Young ’64 In memory of George Boday ’51 Alan B. Gould ’51 In memory of Millard Bosworth and H. Edmund Tripp Alastair H. MacDonald ’50 In memory of Joan Brainard David Lafave and Margaret O’Keefe In honor of Sean & Wendy Brennan Mr. and Mrs. G. William Helm Jr. In memory of David E. Canfield ’53 Virginia Canfield In memory of Peter A. Culkin Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Culkin Mark J. Culkin ’84 The Dugan Family In memory of Willis Lansing Curtis ’38 Jane P. Curtis In memory of Barbara Ellsworth and Gertrude Dalton Theodore R. Ellsworth Jr. ’70 Douglas E. Dalton ’70 In memory of Frank C. Evans ’06 Margaret Adams David Austin Conor Boehm and Eileen Lauer Edith Brodsky Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Franzoni Gossens Bachman Architects Wayne C. Groth Ryan Henry and Amy Spalding David L. and Luce R. Hillman R L and T L Houghton Mary E. and Larry Keefe Michael S. and Elisabeth D. Keller Knight Consulting Engineers, Inc. Krebs & Lansing Consulting Engineers, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David LaMonda Philip LaPorte and Judith St. Hilaire Liebert Engineering Inc. Lynn Mansfield Mr. and Mrs. David Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perrin DMD Kurt G. and Janette M. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sanville


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Teamsters Local Union No. 597 Mr. and Mrs. Ted Selfridge Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Seward Brian Tellstone and Nancy Hartmuller In honor of Sara Feld Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation In memory of George M. French ’41 Mary French In memory of Donald K. Fullam Sr. Carol A. Fullam In memory of Nick Grout Todd G. and Carla West In honor of Bob Harrington & Jim Frey Henry M. Kimball ’79 In memory of Joan M. Hartman Frank and Michele Leonardo In memory of Richard Haskell ’44 Michael J. and Mary C. Adgate Andrew and Joan Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barber Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark Vincent Delzoppo Mr. and Mrs. James C. Deveney Jr. Ann M. Donovan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henley Harriet H. Hull Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hurley Jean A. Jung David Keamy Robert Keefe Delmore Jr. and Georgette Kinney Edwin Leason Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oppel Elizabeth Parker Patricia L. Peterson Louise C. Riemer John D. Rusher, III William S. Stout Mr. and Mrs. Mark Switzer Joanne Tainsh Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Tearney Richard H. Thorngren Charles River School CWC Software, Inc. Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England Massachusetts Golf Association In memory of David J. Koetsier Cindy K. Tintle ’90

In memory of Grace M. Linscott Donald A. Linscott ’43 In honor of Jessica Lipman ’11 Sheryl Velloso In memory of Mitra Teague Luce ’07 Robert and Aida Luce Cecelia Teague Vermont Community Foundation In memory of John Lucy Arnold D. Castagner Robert A. Derrenbacker ’55 W. Eugene Hays Jr. ’55 In memory of Keegan Merrick Jeremy L. Britton ’96 In memory of John Naramore W. Eugene Hays Jr. ’55 In memory of William E. Nutting 1898 Edmund W. Nutting In memory of Barbara C. Oxholm Theodor Oxholm Jr. Thomas C. Oxholm ’82 In memory of John W. Parkhurst ’43 and Dave Kinnear ’43 Donald D. Durkee ’43 In memory of Francis Parkman & Walter Truslow Claudia Istel In honor of Jared Reed ’12 Robert P. and Patricia R. Reed In memory of Philip Sacknoff Evelyn Sacknoff In memory of John F. Sisson ’43 Dale Sisson In memory of Rachel B. Sperry George P. Sperry ’48 In memory of David C. Tarbox ’61 Todd W. Areson ’61 In honor of Walter H "Wally" Tipert III Janice Tipert and Walter H. Tipert Jr. In memory of Laurence W. Titman ’31 Laurence B. Titman Jo T. Ryan


In memory of Saul Wallman Mollie Wallman In memory of Ralph O. West Katherine L. Babson Phyllis J. Tumsaroch Dorothy K. West and Peter North Violet W. Ayres Nancy P. Bennett Davis Laurie W. Miller Notre Dame Academy In memory of Marjorie and Edward Wilson Marilyn Wilson

GIVING BY FUND – RESTRICTED GIFTS CLASS OF 2011 GREAT ROOM IN FULLER HALL Linda Aitken John Aitken ’11 John Q. and Wendy Anderson Meredith W. Anderson ’11


William and Elizabeth Arcieri Joseph R. Arcieri ’11 Aubrey E. Bachand ’11 Sang Hee Bae ’11 Jingyi Bao ’11 Gesualdo Bartolomucci and Leslie Perry Christopher G. Bartolomucci ’11 Timothy and Kathleen Bashaw MaryBeth Bashaw ’11 Julia R. Bianconi ’11 Katlyn I. Billings ’11 Kevin P. Brennan ’11 Samuel Brown ’11 Daniel E. Burt ’11 Ye Chao ’11 Ho-Kyun Chung ’11 Hunter C. Coffey ’11 Thomas S. Cowles and Rawiwan Kasetrevatin Dee-Jai Cowles ’11 CPE Division B Inc. Matt Dall Robert F. Dall Keron M. DeShields ’11 Charles and Susan Donahue

Donald D. Durkee ’43 Amaia M. Echanis ’11 Frederick Farmer ’11 John Feingold and Nancy Seligson Margo Feingold ’11 Peter Hagedorn and Miriam Trahan Emma G. Hagedorn ’11 Catharine and Jesse Hamilton Adam Hennick ’11 Annica H. Hojbjerg ’11 Brett R. Holmes ’11 James Jakobek ’11 Feng Jin ’11 Yeong Jin Jin ’11 Barret S. and Jennifer Johnson Kelly P. Johnson ’11 Monica Johnson ’11 William S. Jordan ’43 Hyon Jong Jung and Kang Eun Joo Jae Ho Jung ’11 Lisa Lane Kasperzak and R. Michael Kasperzak Jr. James and Deborah Keane Christopher P. Keane ’11 Charles J. Jr. and Margaret J. Keohan Jake D. Keohan ’11 Sejung Kim ’11 Emma L. Lamson ’11 Gerald C. and Patricia Lane Alex C. Lane ’11 Kyungyoon Lee and Heekyung Park Jin Tak Lee ’11 Sang Hun Lee ’11 Sang Uhn Lee ’11 You Kyoung Lee ’11 John and Rebecca Lespasio Michael A. Lespasio ’11 Jessica S. Lipman ’11 Brendan P. Long ’11 Rachel A. Lundsted ’11 David and Diane Merrill Connor Merrill ’11 Jules E. Moore ’11 Jobe Morrison The Estate of Julia M. Morrison Marvin S. Neuman Ella J. Noyes ’11 Joseph and Pauline O’Brien Blake P. O’Brien ’11 Justin L. Ore ’11 Dian Pan ’11 Su-Min Park ’11 Stephen J. Perkins ’11 Sean Planche ’11 David IV ’65 and Judith L. Robinson Patrick and Sallie Romich P. Ryan Romich ’11 Charles W. Russell III ’11

Robert and Aida Luce Marvin S. Neuman David IV ’65 and Judith L. Robinson David E. Robinson ’77 Col. Richard I. Stark Jr. ’74 Cecelia Teague Vermont Academy Parents’ Association Vermont Community Foundation

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Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman Benjamin W. Salzman ’11 Falko A. and Lorna Schilling Brian M. Schilling ’11 Michelle L. Sides ’11 Eun Ji Song ’11 Dana J. Valentine ’11 Andrew and Nikki van der Vord Chase B. Vaughan ’11 Sheryl Velloso Charles D. Vrettos ’11 Yung-Ruei Wang ’11 Amber J. White ’11 Paul Jr. and Michele Wilcox Hunter S. Wilcox ’11 Peyton L. Wilson ’11 Tae Sun Yoon ’11 SPAIN PROGRAM Michael and Penny Horowitz Barbara Malatesta WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundaiton Stuart A. Fraser


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Steven E. Karol ’72 George P. Moser ’48 ATHLETIC PROGRAM SUPPORT Athens Pizza Cota & Cota Oil Casey K. ’89 and Jennifer Cota Jayson B. Dunbar ’86 Durand Toyota Ford Peter Hagedorn and Miriam Trahan Keiths II Sports Jancewicz & Son Pepsi-Cola Brattleboro – Leader Distribution Systems TK Sports Winning Image Graphix "SPARKLE AND SHINE" INITIATIVES Larrie S. Calvert ’53 Michael A. Choukas ’73 William P. Herbert and Anne Herbert Jeff and Mary Helen Holszchuh Rev. Peter and Rev. Janice Howe Steven E. Karol ’72 Timothy J. ’69 and Emma Lord

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION Anonymous Saxtons River Market Old Tavern of Grafton Bellows Falls Country Club Black River Produce The Inn at Saxtons River Vermont Country Store Roger Smith Hotel Allen Brothers Farm Walpole Creamery Allagash Brewery Korean Parents’ Association Linda Aitken Alicia Annino William and Elizabeth Arcieri David and Mara Arzi H. Qawi and Angela N. Austin Domenic and Belinda Bachand Hugo and Helen Barker Gesualdo Bartolomucci and Leslie Perry Timothy and Kathleen Bashaw Bob and Bonne Bejan Edgar and Loreen Billings Alexander S. and Karin Blakeson Wallace M. and Edith Brown Robert E. and Cecelia Brown Richard G. and Victoria E. Burt Sean P. ’70 and Joan Campbell Alexander and Elizabeth M. Carlisle Casey K. ’89 and Jennifer Cota Cindy Creteau-Miller Felice DiMartino and David Buckley Charles and Susan Donahue Stuart A. Eisenkraft ’74 David A. and Linda L. Fink Rebecca Gagnon Glenn and Penny Gendron Matthias and Victoria Gohl Jeff and Teri Greene Angel Hammond Keith J. ’82 and Michelle Handler Michael P. and Susan Heger Janet Hoffmann Jeffrey R. and Mary Helen Holzschuh William and Claire Hoser Steven E. Karol ’72 Lisa Lane Kasperzak and R. Michael Kasperzak Jr. Korean Parents’ Association

Laurence Lavagne Nigel B. and Elizabeth A. Leeming David and Charlotte Lesser Jim R. Lyman ’79 Kellie McGaw and Nick Izzo John H. Jr. and Sandra T. McNary Lisa Eckhardt McNealus ’79 David and Diane Merrill Charles N. and Mercy Msipa Stephen W. and Pamela Nelligan Guoming Ni and Zhihua Gu Robert T. Nielsen and Patricia M. Dooley David and Laurie Noyes Joseph and Pauline O’Brien Pepsi-Cola Brattleboro – Leader Distribution Systems William A. Poulton and Deborah L. Howe Louisa Preston Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman Thomas A. and Catherine Savoca Kevin J. Seifert ’80 Arthur and Teri Sullivan Kevin and Patti Teamkin Jason and Lisa Terry David and Lisa Therrien Anna Throne-Holst Andrew and Nikki van der Vord David and Tonya Vaskevitch Sheryl Velloso James T. Vlachos ’75 and Sarah V. Murphy Scott Wharry and Marilyn Wright-Wharry Leslie and Renae White Jeffrey and Heather Wilson John and Elizabeth Yingling

ENDOWMENT GIFTS Michael Joseph Arato ’09 Scholarship Fund Michael Arato Matthew and Laurie Giordano George Boday Jr. ’51 Scholarship Fund Robert B. Anderson ’51 Carolyn Boday Endowment Funds - Nondesignated The Estate of Frances L. M. Porter Col. Richard I. Stark Jr. ’74 Nicholas M. Grout ’03 Scholarship Fund Ronald and Cynthia B. Frattura Stephen D. Grout

Jim and Colleen Grout Corey M. Grout ’00 Victoria Howell-Sylvester Kelly Maher Merrill Family Foundation Kyle R. Nelligan ’03 James and Carolyn Olivier Robert Outtrim III ’03 Christopher J. and Kathleen Roche Roberta S. and George N. Tobin Jr. Janice E. Wojcik Robert L. Long Headmaster’s Discretionary Fund Charles B. Jr. and Betsy Crockett Bruce S. Foerster James E. MacLaren ’81 Scholarship Fund ACE Charitable Foundation Roseville Firefighters Local 1592 Mark J. Culkin ’84 Carrie Dunn ’91 Mark G. Foster ’83 Amy L. Howard ’91 Kathleen Long Robert B. Marchant ’81 Scott A. McKeon ’83 Jonathan A. Neave ’88 Thomas C. Oxholm ’82 Diane L. Wilder ’79

Susan J. Murphy Scholarship Fund Donald B. and Cynthia Murphy Nutting Family Endowed Scholarship Edmund W. Nutting Anna A. Russell 1896 Scholarship Fund The Estate of Marianna P. Burke Ted Tischler Scholarship Fund David L. White ’52 Peter E. and Elizabeth Blaisdell Van de Water Scholarship Fund Peter E. and Elizabeth Van de Water Robert R. & Margaret S. West Memorial Library Fund Notre Dame Academy Violet W. Ayres Katherine L. Babson Nancy P. Bennett Davis Laurie W. Miller Phyllis J. Tumsaroch Dorothy K. West and Peter North Winston-Gooding Scholarship Fund The Bequest of John Q. Gooding ’41

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