V E R MO N T AC A D E M Y
LIFE Winter 2013
THE VISUAL ARTS ISSUE
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
2011/12 Annual Report P. 50
Vermont Academy BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Michael A. Choukas ’73, P ’94, Chairman Mr. David E. Robinson ’77, Vice-Chairman Col. Richard I. Stark, Jr. ’74, Secretary Chris Cota ’66, Treasurer Mrs. Corina Luther Belle-Isle ’80 Ms. Carolyn Blitz P ’12 Mr. Mark Candon Mr. Casey Cota ’89 Ms. Carrie Dunn ’91 Mr. Stuart Eisenkraft ’74 Mr. Whitney Gay ’67 Mrs. Penny Gendron P’10, ’12, ’15 Mr. David Holton ’68 Mrs. Mary Helen Holzschuh P ’12 Ms. Penny Horowitz P ’98 The Reverend Peter Howe P ’07, ’10 Mr. Steven E. Karol ’72 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 Ms. Carolyn Salzman P ’11 Mr. Kevin J. Seifert ’80 Mr. S. Tylor Tregellas Ms. Nikki van der Vord P ’14 Mr. Andrew Ward ’93
EMERITUS TRUSTEES Robert M. Campbell ’37, P ’65, ’68, ’70 (2), ’80, ’82 W. Gene Hays Jr. ’55 Hugh Pearson ’54
HEADMASTER EMERITUS | Mr. Michael Choukas Jr. ’46, P ’73 HEAD OF SCHOOL | Sean P. Brennan EDITOR | Maryann McArdle CONTRIBUTORS | Bernard Stanley Hoyes ’70, Lisa McNealus ’79, Rev. Charles Lafond ’82, Matt Neuman ’03
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03 MARY HEPBURN: SHAPING LIVES Vermont Academy celebrates Mary Hepburn’s 40 years as a guiding force in its visual arts program.
16 MATT NEUMAN ’03 Matt Neuman ’03 has covered a lot of artistic ground on the way to producing his most current work—a series of vibrant geometric abstracts.
BERNARD STANLEY HOYES ’70 2011 Sabin Award honoree Bernard Stanley Hoyes ’70, shares memories of the “Summer of 1968” in Saxtons River, his time at Vermont Academy, and art as a collaborative tool.
CHARLES LAFOND ’82 The Reverend Canon Charles Lafond’s love of pottery was born and nurtured in the small basement studio at Vermont Academy.
02 head of school’s letter 21 va news 24 remembering lawrence tuttle 28 reunion weekend 2012 30 alumni news 31 class notes 44 in memoriam 50 11/12 annual report
head of school’s letter To the Vermont Academy community, Greetings from beautiful Saxtons River! Following a very successful fall, we are excited about all that the winter brings to our campus. We are thinking snow (as always) and eagerly anticipating the long-standing tradition of Winter Carnival! Our theme for this issue—our Visual Arts program—has been a strength of Vermont Academy for many years. For the past 40 years, one of the stalwart leaders of this program has been, and continues to be, Mary Hepburn. Hundreds of alums and numerous current students have been blessed with Mary’s creative talent as a teacher and a mentor. Our feature article in this issue focuses on her long tenure at Vermont Academy, the incredible work she has done here, and the impact she has had on future artists. Anyone who has had the chance to view VA’s collection of alumni art that is exhibited in Horowitz Hall, just outside the Nita Choukas Theater, can see the fruits of her labor. Artworks in wide-ranging styles and mediums from numerous alumni fill the display space and inspire our current students in their artistic pursuits. Occasionally, we take down our alumni collection and fill the space with a special exhibition. Two alums who have each had a show in recent years, Bernard Stanley Hoyes ’72 and Matt Neuman ’03, are also featured in this issue. Hoyes, a 2011 Sabin Award honoree, displayed his vibrant colors and captured vibrations in his Caribbean flair, while Neuman’s abstract combination of circular and linear patterns was our most recent show. Another alum, Chuck LaFond ’82, is featured as well for his pottery talent. These three students were direct products of Mary Hepburn’s dedication to reaching her students and stretching their talents while at Vermont Academy. The seeds she planted with them in their adolescent years led them to great success in their respective careers.
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In addition to celebrating our Visual Arts program, this issue contains our Annual Report. It has been wonderful to see the outpouring of support for VA from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Vermont Academy. Please take the time to acknowledge last year’s donors and consider making a gift to our Vermont Academy Fund or other capital project. As always, I hope to see you on campus or to hear from you soon!
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Sean P. Brennan Head of School
MARY HEPBURN: SHAPING LIVES (AND CLAY) FOR 40 YEARS AT VERMONT ACADEMY
Teacher and mentor, Mary Hepburn, reflects on her 40 years at Vermont Academy and her life in Saxtons River. Watching Mary Hepburn ride her bicycle with its basket-adorned handlebars through the streets of Saxtons River, you might mistake her for just another town resident, getting along in years but with a bright smile on her face, maybe out for a little exercise, some shopping, and a leisurely tour of the village. You would be wrong. Mary is a powerhouse. She is a force of nature with a special knack for making things happen. In her 40 years at Vermont Academy, Mary has been the creative force behind the Academy’s visual arts program. She founded Main Street Arts, Saxtons River’s own community arts center, and has taught hundreds of classes and directed countless productions there. With her husband, Ryan Ostebo, she bought and refurbished her “dream property” across the street from campus, where she regularly hosts campus visitors, international students, and most recently this year’s Chinese language intern. Her kitchen is appointed with her own brightly glazed ceramic tiles, the alumni gatherings and square dances held in her barn are legendary, and every summer she leads a group of costumed stilt walkers in the Saxtons River 4th of July parade. So much for just another village resident. Asked about reaching her 40th year at VA, Mary acknowledges that it’s been a great ride. “My life has been touched by so many people who passed through this place, and I have so many great memories of working alongside some of the VA legends—Mike and Nita Choukas, Grant and Kay Frazer, Warren and Jeannie Chivers, John and Em Lucy, Don and Jane Brodine. I’m probably the same age now that Bro was when I first arrived. I always thought of him as an old man. I guess I’m an old lady.” Mary originally came to Saxtons River from Connecticut in 1972, upon the invitation of her sister Jill Newton, who was teaching math at VA and living in the Pleasant Street house. Mary had previously met Ryan Ostebo (former VA history teacher and coach), and that also had a strong influence on her decision to come to the state. (They eventually married in 1974.) She soon found work teaching music at the Westminster Central School and another teaching one day of art at the elementary school in Saxtons River.
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Trained in ceramics at Ohio State University, Mary originally had plans to become a production potter but soon realized that it just wasn’t for her. “I didn’t like thinking, ‘I’m going to make a hundred bowls today.’” Another option materialized when Headmaster Michael Choukas hired her to teach pottery three nights a week as a low-intensity activity. “In those days, students participated in what were called ‘high-intensity’ activities in the afternoon, which were sports, and ‘low-intensity’ activities in the evenings from 7 to 9:00 pm. These were activities like pottery, silversmithing, woodworking, camera club, or riflery club. These kept the students busy; I’m not sure when they had the time to study!” Mary set up a studio and VA gave her permission to build a gas kiln in an outside corner of the boiler house. “I built the kiln with a few friends; it had a little shed roof, and was just basically outside. I remember it had a door that had to be bricked up every time we closed the kiln, and Ryan made a box next to the wall for the bricks. It was very important to keep the bricks in a particular order. One fall, a whole bunch of the bricks disappeared, and it turned out someone had built a bookshelf with them! I had to call them back in—those bricks cost 95¢ a piece at the time. The kiln itself cost a little over $1,000, and we used it for 22 years, until it deteriorated to the point where it had to be replaced.” In 1974, Mary began teaching at Vermont Academy during the academic day. She dropped her music-teaching job, kept the one-day elementary school art position, and taught pottery, studio art, and freshman art in a four-day-week schedule at VA. At that time, it was an all-male school—male students, male faculty. Mary and her sister, Jill, were the only female faculty. Mary remembers, “there were women in the offices and there were faculty spouses in dorms but no women teachers.” At the time, VA still hosted teas in Leonard Lounge following every on-campus athletic event. “You would see the faculty spouses at the teas. There was an urn at each end of the table, and people would be served refreshments after a baseball game or a football game. The administration asked the spouses to pour tea and coffee to guests at a table in the Lounge, which is now the dance studio. It wasn’t too long after I got here that some of the spouses were really fighting that, and a few said, ‘I will not do that.’ I recall that I did it; I can remember serving the coffee and tea. Times were very different then.” Times changed quickly when the Academy became coeducational again in 1975. Mary recalls, “It was a very different feeling on campus, even though we started with a very small number of girls.” There was a concerted effort to make changes on campus to attract more girls, and the arts took on a new status. Mary was asked by then Headmaster Bob Long to join the school’s curriculum committee and chair the newly formed arts department in 1979. “The arts department really began to take off after that, in both performing and visual arts,” she notes. “(Former Headmaster) Peter VandeWater was a great advocate for the arts. During his tenure, there was talk of a new arts center, complete with a mock-up of an arts building in his office.”
Mary was named Citizen Cool by Ben & Jerry’s in 2001, “for making a positive difference and doing cool things in the community to make the world a better place to live.”
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Students making ceramic bones for the 1,000,000 bones project.
In 1988 Mary realized a long-held vision by starting Main Street Arts (MSA) in Saxtons River, along with local dance teacher Karen Lanterman. “I had been dreaming of starting a community arts center and was actually eying the building that holds the present Village Market. When the Odd Fellows building came up for sale, I changed my focus to that building and it turned out to be a much better site. Coincidentally, I had left my art job at the Saxtons River School the year before, and that eased up my schedule enough to take on a new project.” MARY HEPBURN
“As an art teacher I have seen time and time again the immeasurable benefits of creative activity, and I have often witnessed students discovering it for the first time. I find a real joy in working with students in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages risk taking, sharing ideas, creative exploration and all with no wrong answers!”
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Mary pursued that project with her customary passion, and over time built MSA into a thriving local arts center with classes in visual arts, music, theater, dance, exercise, traditional crafts, and writing. She directed adult and children’s plays, including the popular Christmas Revels and the annual Gilbert & Sullivan production. Over the years, Mary’s work at the Academy and at MSA have intermingled nicely. She notes, “I was fortunate that they were situated so close together, allowing me to go back and forth several times a day to handle responsibilities at both places. MSA and VA have developed a nice relationship over the years. MSA held one of its earliest theater productions, An Elemental Tale, by Ellie and Nita Choukas, in the old Fuller Hall auditorium. The dance team used to use the MSA dance space when their space was unavailable. VA students have attended the language potluck dinners and theatrical productions at MSA, giving them access to off-campus events and a chance to mingle with community people. They have also volunteered with after-school children’s programs and summer arts camps at MSA. A few have even come back as adults to perform on the MSA stage. Erin Carroll ’97 and Jordan Mitchell-Love ’05 come to mind.”
Mary eventually stepped down as artistic director in 2008. Without regret, she says, “MSA consumed me for 20 years. It was a labor of love. But after 20 years, I thought somebody else should be heading it. People thought I owned Main Street Arts and I thought ‘this is a community thing, not a Mary Hepburn thing.’ So after 20 years I let it go. It’s been hard to step back, but it’s in good hands. It’s growing.” A strong believer in the value of the arts in education, Mary was influenced early in her career by research showing the effect of creative activity on the brain. Two books, Super Learning (Ostrander and Ostrander) and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards), have been particularly influential in her teaching. She says, “As an art teacher I have seen time and time again the immeasurable benefits of creative activity, and I have often witnessed students discovering it for the first time. I find a real joy in working with students in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages risk taking, sharing ideas, creative exploration and all with no wrong answers! It is widely accepted that the arts help to develop self-esteem and creative problem solving and that art students excel in other classes. I also see art as a bridge across cultural differences and recognize the fact that international students find a safe haven in my class, where they can express themselves through their art without having to struggle so much with language.” Mary believes that Vermont Academy still has room to grow in regard to the visual arts. “I was very excited when plans were being discussed for Horowitz Hall and for the ‘Phase II,’ portion which originally planned for arts classrooms around three sides of the building. The Nita Choukas Theater is a dream come true! It has a perfect acoustic and every seat has clear sight lines, unlike our old Fuller Hall Auditorium, with the seats facing into walls on each side of the stage and two posts that blocked the view from several angles. It is now my dream that Phase II will one day become a reality, and that the visual and performing arts classrooms will all be located in a central place.” In the meantime, Mary will continue to find new and innovative ways to immerse her students in projects that stretch across the curriculum. The latest involves students creating artwork bones for a collaborative installation of 1,000,000 bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world. Mary hopes that she and some students will make the trek to DC, with their bones, for the installation in the spring of 2013. Seemingly indefatigable, she speaks enthusiastically about arts’ place in education. “The buzzword around campus these days is STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. I would like to see us join the movement that is suggesting that we make it STEAM by adding the arts. Vermont Academy is a unique place and the arts are important to all that we do here. We could become pioneers in a new educational paradigm!” va
Over the years, Mary has undoubtedly planted and nurtured many ‘creative’ seeds in students. Read about 3 of these alumni and how the seeds that she planted with them in their adolescent years led them to great success in their respective careers. >
BERNARD STANLEY HOYES ’70 p.8
CHARLES LAFOND ’82 p.12
MATT NEUMAN ’03 p.16
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CLASS OF 1970
BERNARD STANLEY HOYES Vermont Academy Sabin Award winner Bernard Stanley Hoyes â€™70 recalls the Summer of 1968 and the birth of the visual arts program at Vermont Academy. >
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I was introduced to Vermont Academy via an arts program in the summer of 1968. As part of his vision to utilize the arts as an educational tool, Headmaster Michael Choukas entered into a partnership with the Art Students League of New York and the Ford Foundation to sponsor a summer arts program located on campus. The League organized the program and the selection of students, and John Torres, an internationally recognized sculptor, headed the program. The Academy liaison was English teacher Timothy Butterworth. I was selected from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, along with eighty or so other students, mostly promising young artists, the majority of whom were high school seniors from New York inner cities. The summer of ’68 was a transformative time for the country, as well as for the state of Vermont, the town of Saxons River, and Vermont Academy. Indeed, the summer of 1968 at VA is legendary. The campus became the focus of an experiment in reaching out to other communities and embracing them through the arts. The hopes and aspirations of the Great Society were realized on campus that summer. Education in theater arts, dance, and visual arts was highlighted, as professional artists mentored and taught young, aspiring inner city youths. At the end of the summer, the participants who were seniors were placed at colleges and universities across the country. However, I was the youngest—just a sophomore—and my placement was more difficult. Headmaster Choukas extended an invitation to my parents to allow me to continue my studies at VA that fall. After the usual entrance testing, I was excited to return to VA in September to be included in the class of 1970. Fully expecting to return to the environment I had experienced during the summer, I imagined joining a community of artists, male and female, white, black, and Latino, all engaged in the freedom of pursuing artistic excellence. But unfortunately, the art program seemed to be a vision that existed for a time and then evaporated at the end of that summer. There I stood, on the very spot, with total recall, but the actual environment was filled with strangers from another world. I was a full-fledged aspiring artist, brought into an environment that catered strictly to academics. I came to that sober realization on my first night when I arrived at Fuller Hall for evening meeting dressed in my turtleneck sweater, medallion hanging from my neck, and sporting sandals. Mr. Chivers met me at the door, took me aside, and informed me that I now had a dress code. He got me a blazer, shirt, and tie and said, “Welcome to VA.” It was a difficult adjustment for me, as well as for VA. I soon realized that this was a very different place than what I had expected. I looked around and asked, “Where are the girls? Where are the studios?” It took a full month for me to get used to the idea that this transformed place was now my world. It took me a full semester to get comfortable with what was, for me, a new Vermont Academy.
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BERNARD STANLEY HOYES ’70
“Around this time Jack Peters and Mary Hepburn began teaching jewelry and ceramics downstairs. Suddenly the creative spirit was again alive and well! My perception of art changed; it became a world of study, and I began to educate myself.”
Through it all, the faculty were patient with me. Headmaster Choukas, Mr. Butterworth, and Mr. Donald Brodine were my constant cheering section. But I would still try to invoke the memories of that beautiful summer. Whenever I spoke to any of the faculty or townspeople who shared my memories, we would reminisce together and bond. Through these interactions, the challenge of acclimating to the changes and assimilating into the new community was made easier. Eventually, I began to miss doing art. I was reminded of this on a daily basis by the unfinished marble sculptures sitting in front of the barn near Sturtevant. Soccer was my game at VA, and each evening as I would run past the pile of marble, it beckoned me. I started working in the afternoons in my room before heading to the field. I made a request to Mr. Choukas to start an art club. I was already a member of the Black Student Club that had just been granted a request to organize, so this wasn’t a stretch. At this time there were about nine black students at the Academy. While Mr. Choukas considered my request, the intensity of my interest in art increased when I twisted my ankle and had to use a crutch for a couple of months. As I worked in my room in Alumni Hall, I began to attract other students interested in art. Somehow we signaled the need to be supervised. A room was found upstairs in the library and an art teacher from town came in to supervise in the afternoons. Around this time Jack Peters and Mary Hepburn began teaching jewelry and ceramics downstairs. Suddenly the creative spirit was again alive and well! My perception of art changed; it became a world of study, and I began to educate myself. At that time, Vermont Academy’s larger vision was to focus on the burning concerns of the day. Forums on the lawn of Shepardson Center, led by Rev. Chevrier, discussed current events such as the Vietnam War, as well as contemporary music and film. The lecture series for seniors, “Man and His World,” helped to shape my rudimentary knowledge of how the world turns. I sought creative freedoms and explored these principles by questioning authority through civil disobedience. Students began to petition the administration and got results. We learned about civic responsibility by taking an active role in governing the school, one good example being the changes in the dress code from the time I arrived to the time I graduated. This was, to me, the sum total of a responsible education for fine young men going out into the brave new world.
Bernard’s latest artistic effort was to bring his paintings to life in the production, “Se7en Paintings, a Story in Performance”. Pictured above is the poster for the show that was performed on August 5, 2012 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
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At graduation I received an art award, the first of its kind at VA, named after a Sabin Award winner, Lee Stanley. This signaled the beginning of recognition for those creative individuals who went through the Academy. It wasn’t too long afterward that those spaces for the arts in buildings became buildings for arts. I take pride in having been an instigator, a participant, and a witness to art’s becoming such an important factor in the current curriculum at VA.
Hoyes’ painting, “Thanks and Praises”
As an artist, I am constantly transforming and retooling. I have mastered my craft in painting and seek to express myself in other mediums. When I take the time to master a medium (as I did to create the three-ton polished granite sculpture of a blue fin tuna in China three years ago), my confidence is bolstered. I can’t stress that enough to aspiring young artists.
BERNARD STANLEY HOYES ’70
“The final frontier of the mind is the creative endeavor. True learning is dependent on
My latest effort was to, quite literally, bring my paintings to life. Using seven of my most iconic images, my colleagues and I created a story of ambition and redemption, which was then performed on stage. “Se7en Paintings, a Story in Performance” was created in collaboration with a videographer, a choreographer, a dance ensemble, a drum ensemble, and a tambourine chorus. Mounted and performed at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, on August 5, 2012, it has been well received. As the creative force behind the production, I learned much about the performing aspects of the arts and found them totally exciting as well as liberating.
having all the senses in tune and focused.”
The integration of art disciplines speaks to the future of the arts. Interdisciplinary arts can give contemporary audiences a heightened experience. We are much more aware of the multiple means of enjoying an art experience, and more open to the total involvement of all our senses when they are stimulated simultaneously. The final frontier of the mind is the creative endeavor. True learning is dependent on having all the senses in tune and focused. The true task of education can be accomplished only if such focus is kept through completion of the task. The link to art as the transformation of education, which began at VA years ago, is working out fine; Vermont Academy is ready for the 21st century. va
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CLASS OF 1982
REVEREND CANON CHARLES LAFOND The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond ’82 reflects on his time spent in the pottery studio at Vermont Academy. In addition to his duties as an Episcopalian priest, he has been a master potter for 25 years. As I sit here in a body almost half a century old, I can close my eyes and, more than a third of a century later, in seconds my imagination provides every sight, smell, and feel of the old pottery studio in which I first met clay, in the basement under Vermont Academy’s library in the early 1980s. I can feel the aches of soul which began to heal in that subterranean studio, just as I feel the aches of body which have replaced the ones in my soul, now long-healed. I have been around the world many times, having been an artist, a missionary, a priest, a theologian, a monk, and now a Bishop’s Canon in the Episcopal Church. And through those
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many lives, I have kept that first pot made at VA. It still sits next to my wheel in my pottery studio, set deep into the woods by a pond at Blackwater Bluff, my farmstead in central New Hampshire. The pot—that first one—is rather dull but has great soul. It has a bold “Number One!” written on its base in iron oxide, and it serves as a reminder of that year in which I learned to become the potter I now so enjoy being. I was an odd kid, unsocialized but kind and intelligent. I loved the land of Vermont Academy—the cool evening walks, the snowy trails, and the mountains of Vermont, which rolled like giant green waves all around the campus. I loved cycling to area villages—especially Grafton, where my family had always vacationed. It was a blissful year and a vestibule to adulthood. That part of me that wanted to be a monk found solace in the solitude and silence of the pottery studio. CHARLES LAFOND ’82
“I have kept that first pot made at VA. The pot—that first one—is rather dull but
Long before entering Vermont Academy, in elementary school—during the vocational and aptitude testing through which our parents put us in their attempts to give us the skills we would need in life—I was tested for hand-eye coordination. The therapist said I could not throw a ball because my eyes and hands did not work well together. So for years after that, I avoided sports and read books.
has great soul. It has a bold “Number One!” written on its base in iron oxide, and it serves as a reminder of that year in which I learned to become the potter I now so enjoy being.”
Then one day I found myself in the pottery studio under VA’s library, watching a new friend throwing a pot. I was mesmerized and gave it a try. In a matter of days I was making pots—goblets, platters, bowls, vases. The ball of clay would hit the wheel, the wheel would spin, and as I pressed my hands over the clay, I could form the ball of dirt into a coffee mug in minutes. Vermont Academy did what any school is supposed to do: it taught me what is inside me, what is possible—what I can do to bless the world in which I have been placed for a time. Ever since that first year in Vermont at the pottery wheel, my life has been companioned by clay—in my college dorm when I was a student, in the Haitian village where I was a missionary, in my first home when I was an executive, in my seminary when I was a student, in the monastery tower when I was a monk, and now on my farm in the woods of New Hampshire. When I wrote my will last year, I remembered Vermont Academy’s arts program with a planned gift, so that when I have gone, other students will find their way in clay. When I think back to those years at VA, I remember a kid not yet formed but malleable and elastic, much like a ball of clay—good material. And life has formed me, as it will all those who attend Vermont Academy. Like me, those students
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CHARLES LAFOND ’82
“Like me, students will arrive not sure of what they can accomplish. And like me, they will be taken under the wings of teachers gifted at drawing out of them things they never could have imagined were possible. Mary Hepburn changed my life. She gave me a gift which has been with me every day for three decades.” will arrive not sure of what they can accomplish. And like me, they will be taken under the wings of teachers gifted at drawing out of them things they never could have imagined were possible. Mary Hepburn changed my life. She gave me a gift which has been with me every day for three decades. And I have passed that gift on to others in my own way. Schools like Vermont Academy are not just places in which to be educated. Any book can do that. Good schools are places in which to be formed. Mary Hepburn did not make me a potter. Mary Hepburn made me a confident learner and, thereby, a confident teacher and a confident leader. Who knew that a kid who could not throw a ball could make vases that grace great museums and coffee mugs that grace comfy chairs. Who knew?! A teacher knew. va
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“Muskellunge” by Matt Neuman ’03.
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CLASS OF 2003
MATT NEUMAN While Matt Neuman ’03 appears to be about as laid-back as one can be, he is the force behind the whirl of colors that make the walls of two of Vermont Academy’s signature spaces—the entries to Nita Choukas Theater and The Great Room— pulsate vividly. Current students are delighted by the raw energy that the paintings in Neuman’s “Supersymmetry” show generate. They were also most impressed with the TED-type talk that he gave them regarding the evolution of his work from realism to abstraction, complete with hints and cues to the students about how to engage with abstract art. >
Written by Lisa McNealus ’79
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“You can never make what you want. You can only make what you would have wanted if you had thought of it before.” For Neuman, the next breakthrough is just a thought away.
Neuman’s journey from student to working artist appears, at first glance, to have been as laid back and unfettered as he himself seems to be. He navigated from Vermont Academy to Skidmore College to a residency at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, where he was then picked up by LivAspenArt, the Aspen Highlands gallery which represents him. Currently he is heading down to New York to cast his lot with the serious crowd that make and sell art in the Big Apple. He also managed to complete his MFA at Boston University, put on a well-reviewed thesis show, and marry his college sweetheart in the past year. Neuman’s interest in making art has led him in many directions, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and even costuming. His current body of work uses a unique combination of painting, pouring, and building techniques to craft colorful, geometric paintings that have a strong material and sculptural presence. A favorite quote from Richard Diebenkorn buttresses his constant drive forward: “You can never make what you want. You can only make what you would have wanted if you had thought of it before.” For Neuman, the next breakthrough is just a thought away. What allows him to make these fluid transitions are his commitment to hard work and his willingness to continue to grow and look at situations from many angles. Never content to simply make the kind of art that he is good at, Neuman has always pushed himself to discover what is around the corner. He is constantly morphing to become the next better iteration of himself as an artist. Already an accomplished student artist while at Vermont Academy, he earned a Vermont Judges Choice award at the competitive Congressional Art Competition and could have attended his choice of art schools. However, he opted for a liberal arts college where he would have a wider range of choices for a major. Not surprising to us, he majored in art. Less surprising, he graduated magna cum laude. Then, while many of us waited tables to support the skiing-out-west-aftergraduating-from-college adventure, he chose to take a residency at an arts facility that would allow him to work in his field and be able to ski (at Aspen, no less)! Early on with LivAspenArt, his work was featured at the Bridge Art Fair Wynwood in Miami. Bridge Wynwood is one of numerous satellite art fairs that have sprung out around the massively popular Art Basel Miami Beach. Neuman’s paintings that were exhibited there can now be viewed as a step enroute to the explosive color works currently dominating the halls of Vermont Academy. They were based in realism but also spoke about color, humor, and point of view. It was a series titled “Life with Beavers.” Each of the four 60-by-60-inch works had its own internal story, but taken together they created a narrative much like a storyboarded tale—on steroids. Neuman was playing with the concept of still life and the challenge of painting water, while also adding humor to painting. Perhaps only he could have visualized paintings that illustrate what might happen if beavers moved into a home and used household objects to build dams and lodges.
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Here is Neuman’s perspective on the paintings: “Assuming they give it the proper attention, viewers can find more than a silly story about beavers overrunning a house. It’s touching on ideas of cohabitation, man living with nature. Consumerism, the modern media always bombarding us with information. This is a filter for all of that.”
Neuman with his painting “Coelacanth”
Fast-forward or, really, simply step forward, just a few years and you come to the artist who has wowed us with his paintings and his presence on campus this year. According to Neuman, the intensely colorful works reveal themselves as you regard them. According to The Boston Art Review in June 2011, these “multi-colored panels of wood and acrylic are like a psychedelic spiral of energy and emotion. Part painting, part sculpture the works of this Boston University graduate make those who look unconsciously do what cognitive psychology terms a mental connect the dots.” As Neuman continues to move along his chosen art trajectory and dive into the New York art scene, we are delighted to see him remaining true to himself. Even as a student, his personal integrity, thoughtful contemplation of the world around him, and intense regard for the arts were in evidence. A quote from the past, when Neuman was presented with the Frederick Stanley Art Award upon his graduation from Vermont Academy, sums up his present and future: “Tonight’s award winner pays attention to life’s details, from the arts to rock climbing to academics. He focuses on his subject, picks out what is important, and goes for it in all things.” va
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I challenge anyone to spend one full minute in front of that Malevich white square, a Rothko, or a Pollock. In the extra 50 seconds, that painting will open to you. It’s only after we give ourselves over to the art experience that we can start to comprehend that the artist’s skill lies in creating a highly orchestrated visual experience.
Looking at MODERN ART Written by Matt Neuman ’03
Many people at one point or another in their lives have walked through a contemporary art museum, stood in front of a big, seemingly blank canvas and thought, “Seriously? What am I missing?” I used to think it too. How could something so painfully simplistic come to stand as the pinnacle of an era of art making? While there is a long and complex academic framework for making sense of evolving art movements, the truth is, we really don’t need any of that to fully appreciate a piece of modern art. People tend to overanalyze, or at least to focus their analysis in the wrong places, when it comes to modern art. Museumgoers searching for the same tangible narrative they found in the Renaissance wing will likely go home disappointed. To appreciate the modern gallery we need only recognize and be open to the experiential nature of the work. I challenge anyone to spend one full minute in front of that Malevich white square, a Rothko, or a Pollock. In the extra 50 seconds, that painting will open to you. You’ll focus your senses. Your brain will saturate with color. You’ll feel the artist’s movements. You may detect just how sensitive your mind can be to subtle changes in space and texture. It’s a different painting than when you walked into the room a minute ago. It’s only after we give ourselves over to the art experience that we can start to comprehend that the artist’s skill lies in creating a highly orchestrated visual experience. And it’s a subjective one, too, so no one can tell you that what you’re seeing is wrong! In the contemporary arts today we face an “anything goes” mentality. It’s true that any controlled expression intended to be witnessed and understood as art is art. This makes for very interesting times but also produces a lot of art that many people struggle to understand. So when you’re confronted with difficult artwork, thinking, “What am I supposed to do with this?” take the time to really focus, have an open mind, and try to acknowledge your own incredible sensitivity as a perceptive being. Is the artwork any good? Who knows…but now you’re ready to judge! va
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Freshmen Arts Program This September the Class of 2016 not only began their first year of high school, but they also embarked upon a brand new course of study at the Academy, the greatly anticipated Freshmen Arts Program. The brainchild of Head of School Sean Brennan, with enthusiastic support from the chairs of the visual arts and performing arts departments, Lisa McNealus ’74 and Steve Cady, respectively, this new program aims to introduce students to the full slate of arts electives available at the Academy at a much earlier stage in their academic careers. Whereas previously, many students waited until their junior or senior year to simply “fulfill” their art credit, the Academy now offers freshmen the opportunity to explore all facets of the arts program in their first year of high school. “One of the biggest regrets we hear from departing seniors is that they did NOT get more involved in the arts while at Vermont Academy,” says academic dean Fanning Hearon, a big supporter of the new program. “Once they do get involved, they discover a hidden talent, meet an inspirational teacher, or realize a dream to be on the stage. No matter what it is, they all agree: ‘I wish I had done this sooner.’ Now, we take care of it for them! The goal is simple: maximum exposure to the arts at the earliest point in their VA careers.” Every incoming ninth grader is enrolled in the course and receives credit for participation. Freshmen shuffle through all facets of the arts programs over the course of three trimesters. Split into teams, the students sample content from all of the Academy’s artistic disciplines, with units on pottery, digital photography, drawing and painting, instrumental and vocal music, and all elements of theater.
“After many years of teaching music at Vermont Academy, freshman arts has already become one of my favorite offerings,” says Cady. “The students in this course are genuinely excited to learn to play music. Their enthusiasm is infectious and brings me back to the fundamental function of teaching music—to provide kids with the chance to learn to play. Over time, I believe our music programs, our students, and our entire community will benefit greatly from the implementation of this program.” The freshmen will eventually share their progress in a “freshman arts performathon,” which provides closure for each trimester of study. This three-day event allows every ninth grader to view, present, and reflect upon the theater, music, and visual arts experiences they’ve shared with their peers. Additionally, a written journal component that is common to all disciplines provides a way for the students to constantly reflect upon their activities. This writing component in turn supports the Academy’s Writing and Speaking Across the Curriculum initiative.
Early feedback from students and their parents has been overwhelmingly positive. Says Hearon, “The main refrain we hear from parents is ‘I only wish I had been able to do this in high school.’” PHOTO: Kasi White ’16 and Claire Pennell ’16, put the finishing
touches on an environmental art project on the Long Walk.
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“We were all so excited. Just being there, walking to the boat, all the trailers and people. Everything was so new.” - GARRETT KOGEL ’13, TEAM CAPTAIN
VA Crew at Head of the Charles Five members of the Vermont Academy varsity crew team had the experience of a lifetime as they rowed in the Men’s Youth Fours division at the Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday, October 21. The team has been in existence for only four years, and this was Vermont Academy’s first-ever entry in this prestigious event—one of the world’s largest regattas, held annually on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Representing the Academy were seniors Garrett Kogel, Robert Ronacher, and Carson Burke, as well as junior Max Basescu and sophomore George Atkins. With varying amounts of rowing experience under their belts, all were thrilled to find themselves rubbing elbows with some of the sport’s most elite competitors. Team captain Kogel, a member of the inaugural squad four years ago, recalled their arrival in Cambridge on Friday afternoon. “We were all so excited. Just being there, walking to the boat, all the trailers and people. Everything was so new.” They spent the weekend taking in the sights and resting, and were well positioned for their start on Sunday morning. But the team came very close to being unable to compete after a combination of river waves and a blustery wind capsized its shell right before its start time. “None of us had ever experienced flipping our boat. We were doing a placement drill and over we went,” says Kogel. “Suddenly we were in the water looking at each other and thinking, ‘What just happened?’ An official came over to us on a launch and helped us right the boat. They took us to MIT, and regatta officials almost didn’t let us race because they were afraid we had hypothermia, especially Max as coxswain.” While the boys were being checked out, their event began without them and they feared their chance to compete was
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Team members Garrett Kogel ’13, Robert Ronacher ’13, George Atkins ’15 and Carson Burke ’13 approach the Weeks Bridge at the Head of the Charles Regatta.
literally passing them by. But they were able to convince regatta officials that they were indeed okay. The team took its place on the river well after its competitors had started, but finishing the course with a time of 18:33 put the team in 51st place out of 85 boats in the division. “After the race, we fell backwards, exhausted and freezing. We knew we had pushed ourselves as much as we could,” says Kogel. Their finishing time was just over the cut-off for automatic reentry to the race next year. This was at first a disappointment, but later, as they reviewed the results and realized they had beaten the majority of their rivals in the northeast, their spirits improved. “That was the icing on the cake for us, especially beating our Lakes Region rivals. It was satisfaction for all the hard work we put in.” The team so impressed Nick Lloyd, cochair for river control operations, that he sent a letter the following week to coach Thom Collins, praising the boys for their behavior under duress. Lloyd wrote, “From the moment I reached them in my launch, they followed directions closely and were particularly polite. That they took direction so well probably saved them the opportunity to race. I was incredibly impressed with the maturity your crew showed in the face of a stressful situation. I have been involved with junior rowing for 15 years now (I am also a teacher at an independent school), and rarely have seen boys’ crews work so well together, instead of pointing fingers at who is to blame for their misfortune. I hope you are proud of the way your coxswain (in particular) and crew handled themselves today.” When asked if he ever imagined he’d be rowing in the Head of the Charles, Kogel shakes his head. “I never thought the team would be at this point in just four years. We were all so happy we could represent Vermont Academy for the first time ever. We all wanted to get this for Coach Collins.”
“My wife, Kim, and I were motivated to move east to be closer to our family. But choosing Vermont Academy was all about the school and the people who compose this remarkable community. - JAMES A. GUNDY III
Meet our new Advancement Director:
James A. Gundy III Head of School Sean Brennan is pleased to announce the appointment of James A. (Jay) Gundy III as Director of Advancement. Jay comes to Vermont Academy as an accomplished advancement professional with 38 years of college admissions, fundraising leadership, and educational management experience. “My wife, Kim, and I were motivated to move east to be closer to our family,” Jay said. “But choosing Vermont Academy was all about the school and the people who compose this remarkable community. We immediately saw substantial value in the school’s mission. The school’s core values are real, and they shape the lives of students every day. The school’s mission, cherished traditions, loyal constituencies, and ambitions are qualities that sharpen strategic direction and promote generous support. Importantly, Sean Brennan’s leadership is energizing and his vision for the future is clear. Kim and I wanted to be part of this distinctive educational community.” Jay began his career in 1974, serving as assistant dean of undergraduate admissions at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He later became associate director of admissions and New England regional coordinator at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In 1984 he was named director of development and academy relations at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ. In 1987 he was appointed director of development and alumni relations at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA, and later promoted to assistant headmaster for external affairs and director of development. His years at Hill included the transition to coeducation, the school’s largest building program, and the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in the school’s 150-year history, which raised $85.5 million. After nearly two decades at The Hill, Jay returned to the University of Virginia, serving first as the vice president
of the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Foundation and then as vice president of the University of Virginia Alumni Association Foundation, where he also served as executive director of the Jefferson Trust. In 2009, he was appointed assistant head of school for advancement at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH, where he prepared that boarding school’s advancement organization for a major gifts campaign. A Pennsylvania native, Jay graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, with a degree in speech, drama, and secondary education. After a tour of duty in the United States Coast Guard, Jay enrolled at the University of Virginia where he was awarded a graduate assistantship in the department of rhetoric and communications studies and served as the graduate assistant for the Virginia Debaters, the interscholastic debate team. His master’s thesis examined strategies used in the public explanation of President Truman’s postwar Soviet policies. Later, he taught public speaking in the University of Virginia’s department of rhetoric and communications studies and presidential rhetoric in The Hill School’s history department. Jay’s wife, Kim, is a University of Virginia alumna. At Western Reserve Academy, she served as a sophomore class dean, senior dormitory master for ten dormitories, and student activities director. As a Hill School faculty member for ten years, she was the director of testing, assistant college adviser, and dormitory parent. Jay and Kim have two children. Their daughter, Wallace, is the assistant director of admissions, a coach, and a dormitory parent at Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. Their son, Mac, is an aspiring filmmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. The Gundys live in Thompson House with their English bull dog, Ellie.
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Remembering Headmaster Lawrence Tuttle In memory of Vermont Academy’s tenth Headmaster Lawrence Tuttle, we are printing the following excerpt describing the Tuttle years from Vermont Academy; A History of Survival and Success. Gains Consolidated: The Tuttle Times “I won’t forget our first-year opening,” remembered Bette Tuttle. “We had just moved into the Headmaster’s house, and Peter, then three, was playing outside with another faculty son. Suddenly, Warren Chivers appeared at the door with our little boy, covered with beige paint. “It seems that the two toddlers had found open buckets of paint, left during lunch by men painting the interior of Alumni Hall. The little boys took rollers, dipped them in, and began—walls, floors, even inside bureau drawers! What a mess to clean up just as school was about to begin!” As Larry Tuttle took stock, he found a full school: 166 boarding boys. Although VA was considered small, the trustees did not want to grow much larger, in order to provide each boy with personal attention, a thorough college preparatory curriculum, and a comprehensive athletic program. In seven areas—administration, faculty, students, curriculum, plant addition and improvements, fundraising, and community relations— Larry Tuttle made significant changes, many of which are still in effect.
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Room at the Top “In the first year,” he remembered, “I found that the best interests of the Academy could not be served if the headmaster personally tried to carry out all phases of administration: supervision of plant, finances, admissions, college counseling, discipline, review of all purchasing, curriculum, fundraising, and extracurricular activities. Also, the duties included approval of dining hall menus, teacher procurement and evaluation, and individual counseling or consultation with boys, faculty members, staff, and parents.” Gradually, some of the headmaster’s duties were given over to a business manager, an assistant headmaster, a dietitian, and an administrative assistant. Faculty committees were appointed to work in such areas as admissions, discipline policy, athletic policy, and the library. Department heads played increasingly important roles, and, as Mr. Tuttle said, “My feeling was that decentralization of administrative functions was consistent with the philosophy that a headmaster works with, not over, his faculty. His decisions benefit from their wisdom.”
Teaching Plus Mr. Tuttle believed in the “all-purpose, triple-threat” teacher, coach, and dorm master. In exchange for this commitment, he was determined to adopt a minimum-pay scale, establish retirement benefits after a shorter waiting period, create an education plan for faculty children, and institute a sabbatical plan. Salaries rose, on average, a little over 30 percent during the six years of the Tuttle administration.
Future Promise As Larry Tuttle wrote in a final report, “Unlike many schools which place primary emphasis on the past school record of candidates for admission, VA’s admissions policy has emphasized future promise.” First, of course, it was determined whether or not the boy could succeed academically. Beyond that, it was asked: Will he contribute to the life of the school? Boarding schools enjoyed popularity in the Tuttle years, and enrollment at VA rose to 210. The amount of scholarship aid almost doubled. College Board SAT scores also rose. The Academy’s first black student entered in 1963. Although VA did not join Dartmouth College’s ABC (A Better Chance) program until 1968, the Academy pledged support for one ABC student in 1964, the first step in what would become a program both admirable and controversial.
“Unlike many schools which place primary emphasis on the past school record of candidates for admission, VA’s admissions policy has emphasized future promise.”
More than the 3R’s New courses, including advanced levels in English, mathematics, history, and science, kept pace with added expectations, with 97 percent of the Academy’s graduates going on to institutions of higher education. In foreign languages, third and fourth years of study were offered, as well as a two-year integrated chemistry-physics course.
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Bricks and Mortar What might be called a chain reaction describes the building program in the Tuttle years. The old dining room, in Proctor Hall, was originally built to accommodate no more than 125 students. First on the list of building priorities was a new dining hall and kitchen. In the first architectural drawings by Boston architect Frank W. Crimp, the new building was to be a dining center. But farsighted planners realized that more space was needed for all types of extracurricular activities, and the architect raised the level of the new building seven feet to create a full basement for a fine arts center and a music rehearsal room. With two huge, glass end walls 24 feet high and six 23-foot-high laminated wood arches, the outstanding design of the new building continues to cause visitors, students, and faculty alike to lift their eyes to the soaring wooden-decking ceiling as they enter. Dedication ceremonies in honor of Frederick W. Shepardson 1908, for whom the building was named, were held in 1964. Tribute was also paid to Charles Spaulding Aldrich 1890, to whom the lounge was dedicated. Both men and their families cared deeply for VA and contributed generously. Vermont notables, Senator George D. Aiken, Senator Ralph E. Flanders, and former Governor Joseph B. Johnson, participated in the ceremony, expressing their admiration for the Academy and for Shepardson and Aldrich. Both the building and the lounge enhance school life immeasurably, for the architecture and space is as modern today as when it was created in 1964. Emptied of hungry boys and pots and pans, Proctor Hall was converted into a modern library, creating badly needed study space not available in the old Wilbur Library. With carpeting, new lighting, study carrels, quiet study areas, and conference rooms, the old dining room was transformed. The new library was named for Dr. Charles C. Tillinghast, former VA master, then principal of the Horace Mann School in New York City, and an Academy trustee for 26 years.
“One of my happiest memories is of the traditional Kurn Hattin Christmas party where our boys entertained the children from the Kurn Hattin Homes. I’ll always remember those children’s faces. It taught our students how to give graciously.”
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Larry Tuttle remembered calling on Charles C. Tillinghast Jr., Dr. Tillinghast’s son and president of TWA. “I had taken with me a rather elaborate presentation book showing all our plans for the library describing renovations, study carrels, the works. I showed him the book, page by page, describing each feature. “When I was finished, there was silence. No one spoke. Finally Mr. Tillinghast looked at me and said, ‘Larry, aren’t you going to ask me for anything?’ “I couldn’t believe it. I had forgotten the main point of the visit, to ask him to contribute. I finally told him why I had come.” In the end, Mr. Tillinghast made a generous gift, and Larry Tuttle said that on future fundraising jaunts he never again forgot to ask. The chain reaction continued. The former Wilbur Library was turned into the Alumni Center, until it was converted into a beautiful Admissions Center in 1978,
the arched windows and cream-colored Victorian woodwork beckoning to admissions candidates as well as to returning alumni. Fuller Hall’s antiquated wiring was replaced, and both Fuller Hall and Jones Hall were completely repainted.
Outside the Classroom In 1965 a community service program began, sending student volunteers to give time at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, at Kurn Hattin Boys’ and Girls’ Departments, as hockey coaches for children’s’ teams, and as church school teachers. “One of my happiest memories,” Larry Tuttle said, “is of the traditional Kurn Hattin Christmas party where our boys entertained the children from the Kurn Hattin Homes. I’ll always remember those children’s faces. It taught our students how to give graciously.” Volunteering to direct a free nursery school for village children, Bette Tuttle was surprised by the response. “The first day we opened, in one of the churches, there were 24 children waiting to attend. It proved to be a very popular idea and we all enjoyed it.”
Larry Tuttle advises a student.
Community relations between those “on the hill” and village residents have traditionally been assisted by the attendance of many Saxtons River students at the Academy, with special tuition allowances. Many families had sons, brothers, fathers, and mothers who were alumni and close to the school. Increasingly, school events were open to the public, with VA providing a cultural and athletic center for the village.
Dollars and Sense Both Bette and Larry Tuttle made a number of fundraising trips and speeches at alumni dinners throughout the east. Endowment funds increased during the Tuttles’ six years at the Academy, from $54,354 to $123,808, a gain of 128 percent. Nationwide, certain corporations established matching gift programs and matched contributions from employees who were VA alumni.
In Sum In 1965 Bette and Larry Tuttle left VA to return to Larry’s alma mater, Brooks School. It has been said that his term as headmaster was an essential bridge between two more-extended eras in the Academy’s history. The Tuttles had continued the careful stewardship inherited from their predecessors. Larry Tuttle passed away on September, 6, 2012, surrounded by his family. Lots of memories characterize, for the Tuttles, their times at VA. One more will suffice: “Route 91 had just been opened and someone came to tell me Beano Tripp had been picked up,” Larry said. “‘Whatever for?’ I asked. ‘For unspeeding,’ I was told. ‘He was going slower than 40!’” va
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Campus foliage was just hitting its peak as more than 100 alumni and their families returned to Saxtons River for this year’s Reunion Weekend, September 28–30. Class years ending in two and seven were feted. The Class of 1967 won the participation challenge hands down, with 27 class members returning. They even had special white and orange hats made for the occasion!
The weekend’s festivities began in the Nita Choukas Theater with the presentation of the Florence Sabin Distinguished Alumni Award to real estate developer and philanthropist Arthur Kelton Jr., Class of 1957. Former headmasters Michael Choukas and Jim Mooney, along with the Board of Trustees, joined students and staff to honor Art for his life’s work.
alumni Robert Wetherby ’34, Gerald Kelton ’38, W. Bruce George Jr. ’39, Dudley Clark ’40, Frank Estes ’42, Richard Lawton ’42, Edward Pearson ’43, Otis Reed ’44, Albert Neill ’45, Edward Haskell ’46, John Lacasse ’46, Harry Mowbray ’47, John Aldrich ’50, Josiah Dean ’50, Paul Haire ’53, Leighton Allen ’54, William Knouse ’55, Col. Charles Nason Jr. ’55, Charles Sweet ’68, and Christopher Tyrrell ’76.
REMEMBRANCE MEMORIAL SERVICE
OLD GUARD DINNER
Head of School Sean Brennan and gathered guests remembered alumni and Vermont Academy family who had passed away during the previous year at Friday’s memorial service in Fuller Hall’s Great Room. These included former headmaster Lawrence Tuttle and trustee emeritus Wentworth Hubbard, as well as
The four members of the 50th reunion class of 1962 were the honored guests at Friday night’s Old Guard Dinner in Shepardson Center. Peter Johnson, Charles Padelford, Richard, and Don Hubert shared the mike to relate stories of their time at Vermont Academy and what’s been happening since.
FLORENCE SABIN AWARD
MENTORING PANEL On Saturday morning, six alumni took the stage with moderator Academic Dean Fanning Hearon to speak to VA juniors, seniors, and postgraduates about their careers and life paths after graduation from Vermont Academy. This mentoring panel consisted of fashion merchandising executive Sarah Weilbrenner Vitari ’97, Internet marketing guru David Pye ’97, manufacturing executive Mark Zayac ’82, documentary filmmaker Rick Moulton ’67, NYC lawyer and author Mark Smith ’87, and government affairs expert Sean Bersell ’77. A question and answer period followed the session, and many students met informally with the panel at the end of the program. This is the second year for the mentoring panel presentation, and the tradition promises to grow stronger as the Vermont Academy Alumni Mentoring Program continues to take shape.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Four alumni and faculty were inducted into the revitalized Athletic Hall of Fame at Saturday night’s dinner. The purpose of the Vermont Academy Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the athletic programs at Vermont Academy and elsewhere. Candidates are considered upon their 10th year after graduation, and qualifications for membership include athletic achievement as a student as well as athletic achievement
at the collegiate level, sportsmanship and citizenship, and interest in Vermont Academy alumni affairs.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTEES Hall of Fame inductees for 2012 were Ted Wisner ’90—soccer, hockey, lacrosse, track, and current associate head coach of women’s hockey at St. Lawrence University; Annie Guerrero ’84 —soccer, Nordic skiing, lacrosse, and an Olympic qualifier in Nordic skiing; Tim Heath ’79—football, hockey, tennis, and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, currently serving on the executive committee of the USTA; and Skip Howard ’50—hockey (goalie) and tennis, former athletic director at St. George’s School and recipient of the NEPSAC Distinguished Service Award in 1998. Two former coaches were also inducted: former headmaster Bob Long, football and lacrosse coach; and Chip Wolcott, former admissions director and wrestling coach. Sandy Wolcott accepted the award on behalf of her husband, who passed away in 2003.
ALUMNI/STUDENT SOCCER GAME & BBQ The annual alumni/student soccer match and barbecue closed out the weekend on Sunday morning. The students took the honors this year, with a 2-1 victory over the alums. The game was played on Alumni Field in the heart of campus and drew a crowd of spectators.
82 07 02 62 We look forward to doing it all again next year for you threes and eights! Save the date! Sept. 27- 29, 2013
Sabin Award given to Arthur Kelton Jr. ’57 Arthur Kelton Jr. ’57 of Vail, CO, received Vermont Academy’s Florence Sabin Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday, September 28, as part of the Academy’s 2012 Reunion Weekend. The award is given in honor of Dr. Florence Sabin, Vermont Academy alumna and one of the great medical minds of the twentieth century. Dr. Sabin devoted her life to furthering scientific knowledge and improving health conditions, particularly in Colorado. She was the first woman to receive a full professorship at Johns Hopkins University, and the first woman member of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Sabin was also elected the first woman member of the National Academy of Science and the first woman president of the American Association of Anatomists. She was a member of the Vermont Academy Class of 1889.
Arthur Kelton ’57 Jr. accepts the Sabin Award from Head of School, Sean Brennan.
Kelton grew up in Peru, VT, and attended a one-room schoolhouse for eight years. His mother, a member of the Vermont Academy class of 1924, decided that VA was the place to provide him with academic discipline and focus. Kelton credits his education here as extremely meaningful, and notes that it “established in him excellent work habits and goal objectives.” He applied these life skills not only to his higher education and degrees at Dartmouth and the University of Vermont but beyond, in his professional career. He moved to Vail in 1965 and is an active resident in the Vail Valley with his wife, Elaine, whom he married in 1986. Kelton’s career in real estate development, syndication, and sales includes Colorado projects in Vail and Eagle County, Boulder, and at Denver International Airport. He was the managing partner of Christopher Denton Kelton and Kendall. He has developed golf courses, custom homes, and various multi-family developments throughout the Greater Vail Valley. His career also incorporates projects and investments in Idaho, Wyoming, and Vermont, and he acted as a general partner in Boulder Beer, which is now The Rockies Brewing Company. Always actively involved in both nonprofit and educational institutions, Kelton served as president of the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation from 1991 to 2006. He has been a member of the governing board of the Vail Valley Medical Center since 2006, and serves on two boards at Dartmouth College, as well as on the boards of several other charitable organizations. va
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CLASS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
class notes Chester S. Williams wrote: “Southern Nevada, where I currently live, is a great place, but Vermont beats it hands down!”
CLASS OF 1938 Our 75th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Robert O. Beardsley Jr. wrote: “At 91 I am still going into work, and I walk a mile a day when the Springfield bike path is open. I still treasure memories of Vermont Academy.”
Stacey W. Cole wrote: “I am now in my 51st year of writing my “Nature Talks” columns in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s largest newspaper. I received a citation from Governor John Lynch commending me for my service to NH, my writing, and becoming 90 years old.”
Class Volunteer: J. Whitney Brown 53 Conanicus Avenue, Apt 2G, Jamestown, RI 02835, email@example.com
Class Volunteer: George Bentley 180 Main Street, B106, Walpole, MA 02081, BetsyBentley@comcast.net
Class Volunteers: Richard A. Leary, PO Box 518, New London, NH 03257; Edward W. Pearson, 257 Old South Road, Litchfield, CT 06759-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org; Duke Powell Jr., 289 Breed Road, Harrisville, NH 03450, email@example.com
CLASS OF 1943 Our 70th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
William “Bill” S. Jordan wrote: “I am doing well and now live in Mystic, CT, close to my sister, nieces, and nephews. I think of VA often and wish my classmates the very best.”
Class Volunteer: Alexander M. Taft 12 Governors Square, Peterborough, NH 03458, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteer: Franklin P. Jackson 120 Indian Trail, Scituate, MA 02066, email@example.com
Franklin P. Jackson wrote: “We note the loss of Class Agent Dave Alberts, Bob Fried, and Tom Goetz in 2008, and Al Neill this year. We do not have other news to report except that the ranks are thinning. Please drop a line if only to say ‘I’m still here.’ Thank you. F. P. Jackson”
Class Volunteer: William A. Reoch PO Box 1184, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, firstname.lastname@example.org
John P. Duncklee wrote: “I have now been living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for 11 years. I know it was the right move when I look at Arizona’s present state of affairs with the governor that looks down the narrow end of a funnel and a county sheriff who carries a deep hatred for Mexicans. I am glad I am in New Mexico. I have now seen 26 of my books published and there are three being prepared by my publisher. I also enjoy writing novellas and short stories. Therefore, at 83 I keep busy and write about 2,000 to 3,000 words a day. I constantly thank the influence of Don Brodine who taught junior and senior English when I was at VA. I also remember Danny McFayden’s words, “Throw that ball where you want to and let the batter get out of the way.” My wife of 24 years and I happily live in a 3,800square-foot adobe house that is 150 years old. It was built before the railroad reached Las Cruces. My father sent me to VA so that I would go to Dartmouth. I graduated from VA and went to Alberta, Canada, to become a cowboy. ‘That was a good call,’ someone once told me.”
Class Volunteer: Robert Taft 105 Kaufmann Drive, Peterborough, NH 03458, email@example.com
CLASS OF 1948 Our 65th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Dr. George P. Sperry is retired now from several years of practice in pediatrics in Wayton, Ohio. Cameron Anderson is still living in Naples, FL. His wife died after 57 years of marriage. He is the president of his condo association and has been for 26 years. Roland Barker retired in 1997 after teaching for over 35 years as well as helping his wife with her printing business. She died shortly after he stopped teaching. He played baseball with the Cape Cod league before entering the air force and after he got back from Dartmouth. He enjoys living on the Cape.
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painter. Although I miss the ocean and sailing, after living here for more than 30 years I consider myself a New Mexican despite a Boston accent that’s tough to hide. At 80 it’s nice to learn that some of my classmates are still truckin’. Warm regards, John”
John Curran ’49, and his son, Jonathan Curran ’79, both took gold medals in the 2012 Duke City Marathon 5K race walk in Albuquerque, NM.
Paul Bidwell lives in New London, NH, and is enjoying the good life of retirement. He was in life insurance before retiring. He plays tennis twice a week. Bill Bigelow lives on Cape Cod in Cotuit and is doing the normal things retired people do. He’s been retired for 19 years and plays tennis, golf, and bridge. Charlie Eager lives in Florida and Robert Taft visits with him in the winter. Robert wrote: “We play a little golf but now Charlie says that he’s giving up golf, which I can’t believe, and is now going to a wellness center, after I introduced him to the wellness center which I go to here in New Hampshire. Charlie seems to be doing well.” Skip Jennings still lives in Shelbume, VT, and has had some medical problems, but he hopes to work them out. Frank Pierce, after Vermont Academy, attended Boston University. He relocated to California because of his job and is still there living outside of San Francisco. He works as a volunteer for the State of California. Hugh Smith lives alone in Missoula, MT, and has been retired for 33 years.
Class Volunteers: Robert P. Scholl, 470 Park Road Extension, Middlebury, CT 06762, firstname.lastname@example.org; Lee Smith, 1385 York Avenue, #338, New York, NY 10021, email@example.com
John D. Curran Jr. wrote: “After working on four daily newspapers, five weeklies, and a city magazine, I went blue collar as a hands-on property manager for 10 years before retiring to the mountains north of Albuquerque. When my wife became ill with lung cancer we moved back to the city, where three of my four children live, as do most of my 18 grandchildren. I remarried a BBC linguist from Cypress several years ago (we met on the Internet) and we live in Rio Rancho, where I continue my New England textile roots as a hand weaver, and my wife, who lived nine years in Beijing, pursues her art career as a Chinese brush
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Karl Dornish Jr. wrote: “Since we graduated in June 1950, I’m sad to relate that I have only had contact with three classmates. I spent some time that summer with Sandy MacDonald at his family’s cottage on Chebeague, ME, and a few years later bumped into Bob Price at a Dartmouth weekend. I did see Dick Staples way out in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for a few minutes. I was pleased to see Tom Oxholm ’82 this June at a Colby reunion. My wife, Jane, and I are deeply involved with Colby, and it seems that VA and Colby schedule their events to coincide, so I haven’t returned to campus other than a couple of drive-throughs. After Colby and Tuck school, we have lived mostly in Maine; work was making paper with the same company for over 40 years in mills in Maine, Michigan, and Alabama. I am retired now but still am the employer representative on the Maine Labor Relations Board, an appointed position by each of the last four Governors. Jane and I will celebrate our 57th wedding anniversary in June and have three daughters and five grandchildren. One daughter and family are in West Townsend, VT. They are close to VA, so maybe they will look there instead of Leland and Gray. The curiosity I developed at VA was honed by Colby, so I continue to expand knowledge; the love of climbing and skiing that I developed at VA remains—though a couple of knee replacements were necessary to keep me at it. We had a really neat class, which I expect is shrinking, so it would be nice to learn what our members are up to. Best wishes, Karl.” (Karl Dornish, 9 Warren Terrace, Winslow, ME 04901)
Class Volunteers: Robert B. Anderson, 345 Westbrook Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920, email@example.com; Webster U. Walker Jr., 156 Salt Meadow Road, Fairfield, CT 06430
Andre Orlowski wrote: “Just to let you know that I still bear excellent memories of my two years at VA (class of ’52). Here I was, a young Frenchman with a Polish name, not knowing a word of English…It didn’t take long to get accustomed to this new way of life, surrounded by great guys my age and great teachers who went out of their way to make me feel that I “belonged”! I have no news of any of my classmates, but I hope that those still alive are faring as well as I do. Still living in France with my wife, Tania, of 52 years, three “old” children and six grandchildren, the eldest in her second year at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I don't travel much. I still
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head a 170-year-old French-Polish charity foundation, and was awarded the Order of Merit by Polish president [Bronislaw] Komorowski. I see VA is doing great. Congratulations to each and every one who works hard for it.”
Class Volunteer: Richard L. van Riper 67 Transylvania Road, Roxbury, CT 06783, firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 1953 Our 60th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Class Volunteer: Don Megathlin 925 Main Street, PO Box 125, Cotuit, MA 02635, email@example.com
Bruce A. Adams wrote: “After graduating from the University of Vermont, I worked for various printing paper companies. We enjoy traveling and spend the winters in Cocoa Beach, FL, and live in Bow, NH, in the summer.” Bruce Georgi is living in Dorset, VT, but hopes to move to Rhode Island soon. Donald “Skeeter” Megathlin Jr. lives on Cape Cod, and is active with several nonprofits in the arts, is a commissioner on the Barnstable Airport Commission, and sings in a local choral society. He and his son attend the Boston Bruins hockey games (season tickets shared with four other families). His wife and he enjoy two winter months in Naples, FL. They just returned from a three-week trip to California and Arizona. Edward I. Griffin emailed: “Fishy as always—have been keeping koi for a decade, writing for magazines and websites about tropical fish and how to build gigantic home aquariums (my last one was 8,000 gallons!). Married to Freda Zimmerman for 12 years—or maybe 22 or 32—but who’s counting? Between the two of us, six children and 13 grandchildren, lots of happy times—a wonderful life!” Frederick B. Bagnall lives in Houston and spends time in the summer in Colorado, after a career in the oil services industry, mostly in Southeast Asia. Hugh “John” Pearson wrote: “Just returned from two weeks in Germany after missing that important country on past trips to Europe. I recommend it; the people, history, museums, food, and countryside were wonderful, and I would return anytime to see all that was missed.” In August 2011, John returned to VA along with Gene Hays ’55, and stated that he is very impressed with Head of School Sean Brennan and the positioning and
direction of the school; he feels the school has the means and strategy for success. Richard A. Clarenbach, who lives in Franklin, NH, has had some health issues, but hopes to be active soon. Richard G. Burton wrote: “I attended Duke, and after graduating I worked in the paper industry for 39 years, retiring in 1997, moving from the Philadelphia area to Wilmington, NC. We live in a golf/tennis community on the Intercoastal Waterway. Golf is a major part of my weekly routine and I travel some with the Southern Seniors Golf Association. My wife, Nancy (also a Duke graduate), and I have been married 52 years. We split Duke season basketball tickets with two other couples, so we get to watch some exciting games.” Robert W. Carr wrote: “For about 30 years, I worked for Pan American Airlines and it gave me the opportunity to travel. I attended Vermont Day with Vermont Academy at Fenway Park in May 2011 and August of 2012.” Robert W. Morse wrote: “I still live in the same Olympia, WA, home that we acquired in 1978. Our three kids have raised wonderful families and all live in the Seattle area, making it easy to see our five grandchildren. After a career of marketing in the computer industry, I decided to write and publish a series of bird guides for different regions of the western US. My wife, Christina, and I operate our publishing business in Olympia, but take time to vacation in Arizona, Kauai, and New England.” Thomas S. Drummond has moved to Florida, but occasionally returns to Bangor, ME, his former home, where their granddaughter is a standout hockey player for an elite premier hockey team. William G. Wilson wrote: “I graduated from Babson and held several jobs upon graduation. Most recently my wife, Ann, and I decided to open a B&B. We bought an old historic property built in 1905 in Front Royal, VA, and ran it as a B&B for 12 years.”
Class Volunteers: W. Eugene Hays Jr., 104 Cortland Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789; Donald B. Scholl, 895 Copes Lane, West Chester, PA 19380, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry P. Cain II wrote: “John Stevens is the only guy I somewhat keep up with—he’s an active correspondent—and that only since our 50th reunion. I’ll confine my story to right now, since I recently turned 75, and that seems a good marker of a year… My life has about five relatively equally balanced parts now, though the balance varies throughout the year: (1) Through pure good fortune I’m still doing some teaching and consulting on healthcare policy, now focused on a few of the intricacies of
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Obamacare; fascinating subject that changes with each passing month. (2) I’m still playing senior competitive golf, and in fact have had a banner year, probably due to outlasting/outliving most of the competition. Won the Virginia State Grand Masters title (for actually the fourth time in the last five years; in that tourney the age limits are 70–75; next year I’m in the “Legends” Division! I’m serious!), and I just won the Grand Masters title in the Society of Seniors (a group of about 1,200 competitive senior golfers from all over the country; “Grand Masters” there is 75+, so I was a kid in the field; this year’s tourney was at Fiddlesticks near Ft. Myers, FL; lovely community.) (3) I’m big on physical fitness (which probably explains #2), and usually spend 1–2 hrs/day at it. Best recent book I’ve seen in that area is Younger Next Year; it inspires hard work, and I recommend it to all our classmates. (4) Wife, kids, and grandkids. Though I’ve listed them fourth, they turn out to be of the most lasting importance. Wish I had understood that better when I was younger. (5) I’m learning Italian; been at it now for several years and am getting better. Wife and I had a wonderful trip to Italy this spring, to the region of Puglia (the heel of the Italian boot), and the language was very useful (as we were so often lost). So I count myself one of the really lucky ones, due mostly, I’m sure, to good genes (and thus completely out of my control). There’s a common saying on the golf course—I’d rather be lucky than good!—and SO FAR, that’s how I’d characterize my life—actually since Vermont Academy! I also admit to having a few problems—like my share of physical aches and pains, and where did the libido go? I can’t seem to sell our condo in south Florida; and trying to get a new, super-low-rate mortgage on my principal house is taking forever and driving us crazy—but in the grander scheme of things, they’re minor (well, maybe not the libido thing). I do eat and drink more than my share, but I love it, and who’s counting at this age? I was up on the computer stuff as of about 2000, but now am lost amid the handheld devices (though recently got and enjoy a Kindle). So there you have it. Now I look forward to hearing about others. Best, Harry (Buzz) Cain.”
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W. Eugene “Gene” Hays Jr. wrote: “I still have a summer residence in New Hampshire and have a chance to catch up with Barbara Naramore, my old roommate’ s widow who continues to operate Nary’s businesses in Wolfeboro, NH. Their daughter attends Brewster Academy and recently played in a soccer game versus VA. Guess who won? Boo! I continue to work (need the cash flow) and have a daughter that really runs the business. Who can keep up with all the documentation and administration required today? Not my strength. Plus, having a good administrative assistant allows me to get out of beastly hot Florida in the summer months. W. “Joe” Dow and I keep in touch, and he remains active playing tennis and the piano. You may recall his genius at the keyboard. There are a number of old friends with whom I kept up in the years following graduation and some of us did reunite for a grand 50th anniversary, but it has been too long since then and it is time to catch up. Let’s do it! Very unfortunately, I do not have all the e-mail addresses of our class, so if you’re in touch with those I have missed, please pass along this request for a brief update of personal events. Now I am beginning to repeat myself! My very best wishes to everyone from our outstanding class of 1955. We may be dinosaurs, but we can still...Hail to old Vermont.” Richard E. Parker wrote: “Hi Gang. I started a business of silversmithing 50 years ago and am still working as the owner of littlesilvershop.com. I went to Tufts upon the suggestion of Don Brodine and I majored in Chem Bio at Tufts University. Then six months as a claims adjuster. I did a brief stint as a medic at Fort Sam Housing. Then I worked for the Upjohn Company calling on doctors, hospitals, dentists, and drug stores in Rutland, VT. During my evenings I started making jewelry and sold it all at the Rutland bridge club. I then came home to Avon, CT, on a Friday evening, looked at a small building Sat., and decided Sunday to quit my Upjohn connection, paid the rent and I opened two weeks later and stated my own business. It took about three years until profitable, but I’ve stuck with it, and last Nov. was my 50th year. I still go in every day and enjoy running the business and creating new designs in gold and silver. Only things that slowed me down a bit was an AAA repair in 1998 and a quadruple bypass in 2008. Probably caused by a pint a night of Ben and Jerry’s great ice cream. NOW, no ice cream binges and feeling great. Went to the 50th at VA; too many sports going on at one time and no bleachers to sit and watch the game, BUT no VA marching band or schoolmates to cheer on the Varsity football team. The sports programs seemed overdone and the evening meetings are gone and the dress code has become a thing of the past. Dick Parker” John Stevens wrote: “Wally (Waldo Hart) and his wife, Barbara, have recently moved into a condominium after living in their
home for over 40 years…they still live in the same town of Wayland, MA…they remain active and are traveling, as Wally sings in a choir that performs internationally. Wally started his singing career as a charter member of the Vermont Academy Octet, “the V8s.” Barbara was introduced to Wally through a blind date arranged by her brother and our classmate, John Paust, in our senior year. We met in Denver when they were visiting their grandson, who is attending the University of Colorado in Boulder. I still live in Fort Collins, CO, and am looking forward to the ski season (that just started) with my two daughters and their families. Go Wildcats!” William R. Thompson wrote: “So many years have passed, but it seems just like last year. I did visit VA this last alumni weekend but arrived too late on Sunday to see anyone. I had been to a weekend wedding of a friend’s daughter at Mt Washington. This had been planned long before the alumni weekend was scheduled. We did have the good fortune to meet a couple of VA teachers at the Inn on Sunday evening and enjoyed the impromptu visit. As for me, I am still engaged in real estate in San Diego, and spending a lot of time traveling. We did the world cruise on the Queen Elizabeth this past winter and also go to Africa, where we have established a school for AIDS orphans in Swaziland…there are now over 400 students in the school. I was very sorry to learn of the passing of our friend Bill Knouse. I remembered seeing him on the ski jump when I visited the school. Best wishes to all, Bill Thompson.”
Class Volunteers: Peter Hickey Jr., 37153 South Desert Sun Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739, email@example.com; Frederic H. Nichols, 1189 Harker Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. George W. Arthur Jr. wrote: “For what it’s worth: I retired from practice this past June. My wife, Ginger, retired the previous October when she was offered a buyout by the hospital that she could not refuse. We are now both enjoying the good life. Skiing here in the North East and in the Alps in the winter, and sailing the Maine coast in the summer. The kids are all grown and raising their own families. The kids range in age from 37 to 50 years old. The 11 grandkids range from 6 to 24 years. The best part of it all is that they all live within 45 minutes of us.” Peter Chidsey, PhD, wrote: “I had lunch with Tom Snell last September in Red Lodge, MT. His three offspring from a previous marriage all live in the Red Lodge-Billings area, but Tom currently lives in Aptos, CA. P.S.: There were no interruptions during lunch from the local bears and wolves.” Peter Berrall wrote: “The only exciting news I have is that I seem to have reinvented myself as a writer! My nonfiction and semihumorous book, Flexin’ in Hell (about teaching in a juvenile
detention center) will hit the market in 2013! In the meantime I have had seven (7!) brief essays (humor/nostalgia, “feel-good” category) published in a local Georgia magazine titled Sweet Tea, The Magazine! These seven short essays will make up the “meat” of a new book I am currently writing, titled Ugly Pie (just a loose collection of my silly essays and other thoughts plus a few quotation “gems” from certain historical figures). If anyone would like, I could send to you one of my better essays as an e-mail attachment, titled A Southern Belle’s Blind Date with a Yankee Version of Clarabelle the Clown. email@example.com“ Peter Hickey and Steve Hyland wrote: “We had a minireunion this past summer in Aspen, CO. Steve was on a golf tournament trip to Colorado (playing four courses in four days), driving a “hot” lowered 90s black Mustang (it purred and roared with a souped-up engine). For once he left behind his favorite transportation (motorcycle). He hasn’t slowed down a bit and is still enjoying the good life. Peter (and Sybil) were in Aspen for the summer, having traveled there in their RV, and were enjoying a wonderful RV park just up the road in Basalt, CO. With four ski resorts, wonderful mountains of lush green trees, the famous Aspen Institute (eight weeks of music and seminars on worldwide events), and as much hiking and trail running as you can endure, the “season” in Aspen was magical. Over a long day of talking, Peter and Steve covered great memories of skiing in Aspen (Steve lived in Aspen for the ’60s decade, both as a “ski bum” and working when he needed cash to ski & eat.) Peter didn’t arrive there on ski trips until the ’70s and ’80s, when they finally paved the streets in Aspen. Just for the record, Steve left Aspen about 1970 and went up the road to Vail Ski Resort, where he had a distinguished career as head of operations for some 30 years. Peter and Steve skied Vail together numerous times, where Peter tried his best not to get killed trying to keep up with Steve. Lots of memories flowed about VA, classmates, friends, “masters,” and Headmasters. A wonderful reunion with knowledge that the two of us (and our classmates) were marking our 56th year as VA grads.” (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) Dick Massucco wrote: “Just had carpel tunnel surgery on my left wrist. I am still on patrol at Stratton Mtn. in Vermont, and this is year no. 38 at Stratton as a professional ski patroller, and 55 years with national ski patrol. Still in the custodial supply business, and have expanded my territory to include southern Vermont and am still calling on VA to do business. Mt. Snow, Stratton, Bromley, and Okemo round out my ski area business. Also, I am selling lots of ice melters, hopefully, this year. My son, Tim, has retired from the US aerial ski team, the result of a major concussion, but he is doing fine living in Salt Lake, UT. I’m still the old Massuc, dating a fine lady from Branford, CT.
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Staying in Ludlow, VT, at her house while I patrol at Stratton. Sussie is an instructor with the women’s program at Okemo Mtn. in Ludlow, VT. I am also living at my house in East Otis on the lake whenever I am home. Usually Tues thru Thurs I am here, otherwise I am in Branford, CT, or Ludlow, VT. I’m 74 and still skiing and helping the wounded. That’s about all for now… pray for snow in the east…see you all....... Punchy Massucco.” (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fred Nichols wrote: “I have long since been retired from my oceanography research career. In its place, I spend my time using my hands in various volunteer capacities, including teaching kids, parents, and corporate volunteers how to plant and care for young trees on school grounds and in city neighborhoods; growing native plants from seed for habitat restoration projects; and doing carpentry and other repair work for a nonprofit environmental education farm. I also enjoy wonderful hiking trips in the US and abroad with my wife, Kris, and keeping up with our three sons’ families, including three grandchildren. But I do miss living closer to New England so that I could visit the VA campus in the fall!” (email@example.com) John K. Russell wrote: “We have settled in at the foot of Mt. Washington, NH, after spending much of our career in southern Connecticut. This year for excitement, I was named to the 150th Anniversary Committee of a church we served some 40 years ago. The rest of the time seems to be spent making and attending medical appointments.” (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tom Snell wrote: “I’m retired, writing software for my Quaker Meeting’s library, caregiving my wife, training our new dog, writing memoir stories for children and grandchildren, taking long walks in the woods, and searching for solutions help reduce the radical changes we may soon be experiencing with climate change. I’ve also written a book, Beowulf’s Apprentice, A Cardiac Patient’s Spiritual Memoir. Anyone interested can contact me.” (email@example.com)
Class Volunteers: Leslie B. Lewis, 120 Seaver St., Brookline, MA 02445, firstname.lastname@example.org; Robert D. H. Luke, 77 Hillside Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932; Fred Bullock, 544 Saxtons River Road, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, email@example.com
CLASS OF 1958 Our 55th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Class Volunteers: Don McInnes, 75 Waterside Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mark Palmer, 4437 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007-2041, MHPalmer@comcast.net; David Bunting, 60 Fenno Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, email@example.com; Peter Myers, 53 Thibault Parkway, Burlington, VT 05401, firstname.lastname@example.org Class Volunteers: Ronald T. Stewart, 919 Maumee Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44906-2908, email@example.com; Daniel L. Brown, 13 Foxborough Drive, Gilford, NH 03249, firstname.lastname@example.org; R. Penn Lardner, 20705 Meadow Drive, Sonoma CA 95476, email@example.com; George Yeomans, PO Box 33, Westport Point, MA 02791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Brown wrote: “At the beginning of May my wife and I flew to Beijing where we joined a group of 14 other people from around the world and spent the rest of the month traveling, mainly via the Mongolian and Siberian Railway, in China, Mongolia, and Russia (including the major points of interest in Siberia). We were the only Americans in the group, which was very diversified in age, gender, nationality, and language. The trip had very few, if any, frills. We slept on the train, in basic hotels, and in a yurt/ger. All in all, the trip was a great experience, but one that would not hold appeal to very many people whom I know. We both lost noticeable weight during the three weeks we were on the move. We ate when and where we could with drink (water) being, at times, more of a priority than food. Weather was excellent and quite varied. Temperature went down to well below freezing with snow in Mongolia and as high as 85º–90º F. in Beijing, Moscow, and Saint Petersburg. Mongolia and Russia are moving forward in many aspects of life; however, in many areas it is obvious that they still have a long way to go to reach western standards. We continue to spend an increasing amount of time in Maine (Sorrento), where we have become more active in the Downeast Outing Club.” Donald Zinn wrote: “Fran and I have been busy traveling and moving. In March we took a trip to Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands, which was spectacular. The photographs you see of Machu Picchu cannot come close to the beauty and expanse of that location. Snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands was the best; we swam among the tortoises, seals, penguins, and birds. In July 2012, we sold our house in Williamsburg and moved to Lafayette, CO, a small town near Boulder and not far from Denver. In September, we were traveling again, this time to the Lakes region of Italy and ending in Venice. This trip was great for the views, history, great food, and wine. Currently, we are living in a rented home while we hunt for a permanent residence in the land of sunshine and beautiful mountains.” Robert Seeley wrote: “I am still working—conducted an international industrial/technical public relations program. Also, I
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teach English as an adjunct professor at the community college, play trumpet in Summer Swing Orchestra, and some smaller engagements spinning off from that. During the past two summers, Sandra and I returned to the places where I was stationed in the Navy—Argentina, Newfoundland, and Keflavik, Iceland. They bear little resemblance to the way they were back then. The barn here…we fixed up and turned into a workshop where I do some woodworking projects. Seems some things stuck from what my dad tried to teach me during those teen years.” George Yeoman wrote: “Hi, life goes on, on the river (in Westport, MA); it has been a great summer at the boat yard. It has been a while since I have seen anyone from our class; when you come east again, let’s get together? George” Ward Kenney wrote: “Since last we talked, I have retired. Mary-Lee and I spend weekends attending Pop Warner football, soccer, cross-country meets, and whatever else the seven grandchildren are participating in. We are heading to South America for a cruise down the Pacific Coast, ending up at Santiago, Chile. There it will be into spring and the change will be an enjoyable 48th anniversary present! I hope that all goes well for everyone; I send my best and wish good luck to the Mentoring Program.” David Taylor wrote: “Since retiring from teaching high school science for 32 years, I have become a guest investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, specializing in the vestigial pelvic bones of whales. Over the years I have been involved in the necropsy of more than 70 whales. I am also a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator. This spring I raised two young bald eagle chicks that fell from their nest at a Massachusetts golf course. Their release was featured in the Boston Globe and on TV. This fall, I returned to the classroom to teach one science class at a local private school. Nine kids in class, they all want to be there. What a treat!” Paul Butler wrote: “I am just back from a month in Hawaii, where I competed in the 70–74 age group at the Ironman 2012 World Championship. I went out a month early in order to finish up my training for it on-site. Nadia joined me for the last 10 days, as did my children and grandchildren (about to welcome great-grandchildren). It was a great experience, and I finished remarkably well under in really adverse biking wind conditions. The winds did not help the marathon either. Nadia and I continue to work hard building and expanding our company’s reach now that we dominate the US market. She spent a good deal of time expanding business in India and a lot of time practicing yoga at her place in the Himalayas. I, on the other hand, spent most of the year working out of Singapore, expanding in SE Asia, or in Abu Dhabi to expand in the Middle East. That’s why I needed the month in Hawaii to finish up my training.”
Stephen “Tony” Carbine wrote: “Well. I had open heart surgery, and a round of problems with the Big C. This all started with me taking a physical on my 70th birthday. Bottom line: I just returned from Dartmouth Hitchcock after having my left ear removed. The problems were/are melanomas, on my forehead, on my left ear, in my groin, and on top of my head. Lesson learned, beware of the sun. Indeed it has mystical features. All folks, particularly the young, should wear hats and sunscreen protection. Worst of all, I had to cancel a trip to Europe!!! Actually, I am totally functional. I hike, mow, and am no worse for the wear. Most important, I got to spend a month in California. I know that I should have called Penn, but my schedule was full. We did the Pacific Coast Highway from the south of San Francisco to San Diego. Then did the inland from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, driving over 3,000 miles…My sister lives in Palm Springs in the winter, and my son lives in Whittier; thus they took up chunks of our time. Next trip, San Francisco north…I am very interested in the Mentor Program at VA. Good to hear from you, Penn—AND wear a HAT!” Bob Morse wrote: “We are wintering in Florida. This past summer in Vermont was beautiful, and we spent every weekend on Lake Champlain. It was very busy, and I played quite a bit of golf. Stephanie is holding up fairly well but it has been a difficult year for us. Hope we will see you and other classmates this year or in the near future, maybe a mini-reunion.” Gary Toothaker wrote: “I am a happy snowbird. My main home in the summer is near Seattle. I winter in Phoenix, playing golf, softball, pickleball, swimming, and most importantly, enjoying the sun. During the summer, I golf, fish for salmon, hang out with grandchildren, and enjoy life in the Northwest. My wife and I travelled around the world during July 2012, spending most of the time in Europe. We are looking forward to spending next July in one of our favorite countries—Italy. I keep my finger in education as a consultant in the Seattle area when I am in residence. I am happy not to have to go to work every day. Four of our five children live near Seattle, while the eldest son lives in Simsbury, CT, with his lovely wife and his two sons, flying corporate jets for Cigna Insurance Co. In all, I have eight grandchildren.”
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Steven V. Ruddell wrote: “I’m loving living in Hawaii. Couldn’t be happier! We’re on the island of Kauai and it is gorgeous, year-round growing season, nourishing trade winds, warm ver mont academy
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CLASS OF 1963 Our 50th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Class Volunteers: Townsend Hoopes III, 96698 Arrigo Boulevard, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, email@example.com; David Young, 13006 Avenue, DuBois SW, Lakewood, WA 98498, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Larry G. Power wrote: “Thanks for printing my last blab-fest, but if someone persists in calling me ‘Lawrence Power,’ no one will know who that is!!! Larry will do nicely—please! Still searching for Ian McAllister. Where are you hiding, roomie?”
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Class Volunteer: Richard Sacknoff 24 Buckman Drive, Lexington, MA 02421, email@example.com
CLASS OF 1968 Our 45th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Robert J. Nutile wrote: “It caught Susan and me a little by surprise! It is a long story, but I am doing some stuff with the Boston Red Sox and found that our contact was a young man that I had coached in the ’80s. I told him that in return for my help, I wanted publicity for the Cal Ripken World Series that we are hosting in Winchester in 2012. We hung up the phone and I made the call I had promised for him and he beeped in on my call; he asked for my wife’s name to update his records and hung up. Obviously, my suspicion was aroused! I went off to a meeting and asked my wife to keep the Sox game on while I was out. I came home from my meeting at about 8:30 pm and Don Orsillo did his thing. They call it a ‘shout’ in the industry (I’m told)!!! My phone rang all night. My sister thought that I had taken a turn
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for the worse and was upset! Fortunately or unfortunately, nothing has changed, and I am still kicking and still coaching baseball. You probably don’t know, but I am disabled. In 2006 I had a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke). I was on the edge for a while and spent 11 days in Mass General. While there, they diagnosed me with a chronic form of leukemia (CLL) and diabetes. When I got home and was at physical therapy, the therapist got suspicious of my walking and I went to a neurologist who diagnosed me with Parkinson’s. I have had two operations on the brain; amazing feat for such a small piece of tissue! That is now behind me, I hope! The CLL is stable and it is just a nuisance to go to the doctor all of the time in Boston. Diabetes is gone, Parkinson’s remains. I fight like a dog and go to the gym every day. All this stuff has put me on the permanently disabled list. I still play a little golf, although not very well any more, and I have coached baseball in Winchester for 47 years. I am married for 34 years to my wife, Susan, who is a clinical director for my neurologist and works with MS patients. I have a daughter, Kate, who has a doctorate from BU in physical therapy and I still live in Winchester. I see Whitney Gay every so often and ran into George Murphy a bit ago! Murph was an usher in my wedding. I think about VA often and remember you so very well. I spoke to Dexter Morse about two years ago, and up until this year played every year in the VA golf tournament.”
Class Volunteers: Mark D. Russell, 8 Sweet Fern Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, firstname.lastname@example.org; John W. Hoder, 95 Riverscape Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878, email@example.com
Class Volunteers: Richard H. Patterson, 5 Nibang Avenue, Old Saybrook, CT 06475; Bernard Hoyes, 985 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteers: Stanley A. Wilkinson Jr., 227 Whetstone Road, Harwinton, CT 06791, email@example.com; Thomas Hinman, 50 Baston Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteers: John M. Brucato, 12 Whip O Will Lane, Milford, MA 01757; Charles P. Gunn, 9 Emery Road, Henniker, NH 03242, Gunn@conknet.com
CLASS OF 1973 Our 40th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Class Volunteers: Richard I. Stark Jr., 2007 N. Upton Street, Arlington, VA 22207, email@example.com; Bill Reid, 560 Rt. 198, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282
David R. Liebtag (Article by Mary McCallum from the Rutland Herald’s “Valley Business Journal,” May 2012) “While the address of David Liebtag’s new computer software consulting company is located on the poetically named Hidden Heights Road, the name is no secret in the world of business. Opened in February, Liebtag’s eponymously named company takes advantage of his name recognition in the field of IBM software. ‘I worked for 20 years in IBM’s developmental program for APL2,’ a programming language widely used by developers and end users in problem solving and database access in both commerce and science, said Liebtag. He intends to create additions and enhancements for the IMB product. ‘I don’t write for APL2, but I do create plug-ins and enhancements to that language. Because I’m known in the field, it made sense to use my name as the company name.’ His potential client base is made up of people and companies that use ALP2 as their primary computer language; among them are brokerage houses, insurance companies, computer programmers, and scientific fields like geology and medicine. ‘At this point, much of my anticipated customer base is in Europe, especially in Germany,’ said Liebtag. ‘While most of my business is on the international level, I’m hoping that closer to home, IBM in Burlington will pick up on my products.’ One product is Source Code Tools, an application that makes it easier to manage changes in source code. Another, Diagnosis Tools, can help programmers debug applications more easily. He also offers educational services to clients who want to learn how to use ALP2 more effectively, and makes on-site visits. While officially retired in 2011, Liebtag has no plans for full retirement from the world of computer software. ‘I see this business that I’m growing as part time, unless I get a lot of direct consulting work coming my way, so things can change,’ said Liebtag. Davidliebtag.com is located at 404 Hidden Heights Road, Chester, VT, 05143. The telephone number is 802.875.4559; the web site is www.davidliebtag.com.”
Class Volunteers: James O. Bamman, 2 Reeves Avenue, Guilford, CT 06437; Daniel J. Quartin, 108 Carriage Hill Drive, Newington, CT 06111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteer: Sean Bersell 1213 No. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA 91207, email@example.com
CLASS OF 1978 Our 35th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Peter Gebauer ’71 and wife Ilse visited campus for his 60th birthday present.
Class Volunteers: Peter L. Hamilton, PO Box 1592, Palm Harbor, FL 34682; Jane Ogden, 3714 County Road 103, Carbondale, CO 81623, firstname.lastname@example.org; Diane L. Wilder, 807 Aubrey Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
Jonathan T. Curran wrote: “Jonathan Curran, and his father, John Curran ’49, both took gold medals in the 2012 Duke City Marathon 5K race walk in Albuquerque, NM (see photo on page 28). Jonathan took first place overall, his third, with a racewalk time of 28:45. John took first in his age group of males 80–84 with a time of 39:04, shaving a minute and a half off his time for two previous years’ second place wins. John’s daughter, Maellen Blodgett, placed a first among women aged 45–49 and his grandson, Silas Blodgett, garnered a first among men 20 to 24. The family takes part in the annual cancer research fundraiser in honor of Curran’s late wife, Barbara, who died of lung cancer.”
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, email@example.com; Karen E. Galloway, PO Box 453, Walpole, NH 03608, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteers: Kathryn Maass Carver, 75 Nice Way, Colchester, VT 05446; Foster R. McKeon, 10 Old Orchard Road, Easton, CT 06612, email@example.com
Class Volunteers: Andrew V. Griswold, 8 Whitman Road, Medford, MA 02155; Thomas C. Oxholm, PO Box 266, Saxtons River, VT 05154, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteers: Keith M. Canning, 126 Hersey Street, Portland, ME 04103, email@example.com; Daniel P. Dougherty, 22 Shattuck Street, Natick, MA 01760
CLASS OF 1983 Our 30th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
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(left) Ollie McArdle ’94 and family. (right) USNA graduate, Jane Paar ’08.
Keith M. Canning wrote: “Life marches on. With two daughters, ages 16 and 13, the trail is filled with all kinds of surprises. I trust you are all doing well, if my math serves me right this is our 30th Reunion approaching!!! All the best! Keith”
Class Volunteers: Mark J. Culkin, 823 Tequesta Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mike Gerity, 39 Chapman Terrace, Middletown, NJ 07748, email@example.com
Thomas Goodings wrote: “Wanted to let everyone know that my wife, Anna, and I had a baby girl, Aubrey Grace Talbot Goodings, on November 6, 2012. Looking forward to bring her to VA for our next class reunion!”
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Class Volunteers: C. Charles Schafer, 41 Larchwood Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1711; Chris Stevens, 92 Bullard Street, Holden, MA 01520, firstname.lastname@example.org; Andy Bigelow, 1002 W. Altegeld Street, Chicago, IL 60614, email@example.com Class Volunteer: Christopher G. Wall 1278 W. Early Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660, firstname.lastname@example.org Class Volunteers: Billi R. McCullough, 606 E Belleview Avenue, Littleton, CO 80121, email@example.com; Michelle Wells, 232 West 74th Street #3B, New York, NY 10023, firstname.lastname@example.org Class Volunteers: Diana Barton Gleeson, 16 Adele Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916, email@example.com; Bay H. Mackall, 31 Gibson Avenue, Narragansett, RI 02882, firstname.lastname@example.org; Charmion L. Handy, PO Box 439, Saxtons River, VT 05154
CLASS OF 1988 Our 25th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
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Class Volunteer: John T. Kemper PO Box 2062, South Londonderry, VT 05155, email@example.com Class Volunteers: Mary Kennelly Dean, 509 Cherry Brook Road, Canton, CT 06019, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jamison R. Gagnier, 15 Olde Capeway Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332; Ann Afragola Jones, 21 Maple Street, Woodstock, VT 05091, email@example.com; Lee Ryder, 1873 South Bellaire Street, Ste. 1210, Denver, CO 80222, firstname.lastname@example.org
John E. O’Neil wrote: “While there, I was a very ‘challenging’ aspect to VA. I carved a steady path from there to where I encountered, sometimes, more challenges that wiped my memory clean of any I ever had seen at Vermont Academy. It is nice to have a reference point in my youth: my Vermont Academy experience to draw from in life today. Thus, here are the coincidences: I got a birthday email wish from VA; I have been in touch with Jon Kerin and Warren Speakes just recently; and at a brunch, I caught a woman staring at me. She was seemingly proudly stealing a measure of my table manner; I acted unaware. I wondered to myself at that moment, ‘Did I form this “proper” table etiquette and social ease at VA?’…I think I was joking with myself…but the funny point is that VA entered my mind as I was having a good time. I got home, had just spoken with Speakes on the phone [and] as I was sitting down to eat, VA crossed my mind again at the table, and I then saw the birthday email roll in.”
Class Volunteer: Amy Howard 317 29th Street, Apt. 206, San Francisco, CA 94131, email@example.com
Class Volunteers: Elizabeth D. Adams, 24 Central Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701; Mark C. Engelke, 181 Hillside Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteers: Adam K. Garner, 5400 W. Parmer Lane, Apt 1329, Austin, TX 78727, email@example.com; Noel Tomaino Chipman, 62 Collins Land Road, Unit 61, Weare, NH 03281
CLASS OF 1993 Our 20th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now! Andrew C. Ward announces the birth of Deacon Harold Ward, born at 2:55 am on June 1, tipping the scales at 7 lbs., 9 oz!
Class Volunteer: Meghan A. Giroux 85 Lyman Meadow, #F4, Hinesburg, VT 05461, Meghan.firstname.lastname@example.org
(left) Louisa Feraud Viteri, daughter of Sarah W. Weilbrenner Viteri ’97. (right) Logan Quinn Cotter, son of Matthew S. Cotter ’01, was born on 9/8/12.
P. Oliver McArdle: Ollie and his wife, Mary Kate, welcomed their son, Sean, on April 29, 2012. His big sister, Maeve, is now 2. John G. Wallin: John and his wife, Reidun, welcomed their second son, Soren, on June 13, 2012. He joins his brother, Torsten, age almost 4. John was named track and field coach of the year for 2012. He is head coach of track and field at Southern Connecticut State University, a Division II school in the northeast region.
Class Volunteers: Alison M. Harmon, 2415 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 email@example.com; Sarah Smith Duffin, 300 West 300 North, Kamas, UT 84036, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Volunteer: Kirk Vaughan 328 Pine Nut Lane, Apex, NC 27502, email@example.com
Class Volunteers: Chidozie O. Alozie, 3531 Bronxwood Avenue, Apt. 3J, Bronx, NY 10469, firstname.lastname@example.org; Erin M. Kennelly, Northeastern University, 5 Speare Hall, Box #3810, Boston, MA 02115, email@example.com; Aaron Walsh, 2399 West Road, Putney, VT 05346, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sarah A. Weilbrenner, 223 Smith Street, #3R, Brooklyn, NY 11201, email@example.com
Sarah W. Weilbrenner Viteri wrote: “It was such a treat to celebrate our 15th year reunion last month—Robin Vanderputten-DelGiorno, Ashlee Dengler, Leah Koch, Erin Kennelly, and Jaimie Pitman-Douglass all joined me. We all had so much fun catching up and there was much to celebrate. Robin recently married Joseph DelGiorno on August 11 in Shelburne, Vermont. My husband and I introduced them, so I was thrilled to be a part of their beautiful wedding! Caitlin Consula Holton ’96 attended and also came by for Alumni Weekend! It was great catching up with her! My daughter, Louisa Feraud Viteri, who is now 9 months, loved her first trip to Vermont Academy! It was a really fun weekend all around and we are hoping for an even bigger turnout for our 20th!”
Class Volunteers: Kathryn L. Abernethy, 44326 Cornish Lane, Ashburn, VA 20147; Alexander H. Law, 2721 Black Oaks Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447, firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 1998 Our 15th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Elijah A. Supper wrote: “We have been out in South Carolina since I finished my F-16 training in Arizona, so for about a year and seven months now. Not too many people know, but now
that it’s all said and over with, when the Libya crisis kicked off I left on 96-hr notice and was gone for six months supporting the NATO mission with our unique capabilities. All is well and I’m glad to be back home. I’ve been home for about four months now. It was an amazing experience. I was airborne over Tripoli the night the rebels took the city from Gadaffi, so it was pretty rewarding to be a part of something so great.”
Class Volunteers: Katherine Farkas Dawes, 100 Mill Creek Road, Apt 203, Ardmore, PA 19003, email@example.com; Sarah B. Ramian Murrow, 1166 Naticoke Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrew W. Tyson, GEMS American Academy – Abu Dhabi, PO Box 110273, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, email@example.com
Andrew W. Tyson wrote: “Life in NYC continues to go well. I still play at a piano bar once a week. I also sing with the University Glee Club of NYC, a men’s choir that has been around since 1894. We just sang at Lincoln Center in May and are booked for Carnegie Hall in January. I’ll be starting my second year as the instrumental music teacher at the Harvey School in the fall. If you’re ever in the city, let me know!”
Class Volunteers: Grayson J. Holden, 1722 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA 94703, firstname.lastname@example.org; Matthew J. Howarth, 286 Barlows Landing Road, Pocasset, MA 02559, email@example.com; Patience A. Baldwin, N-136, PO Box 25343, Miami, FL 33102; Jeannlis Sanchez, 1222 Boston Road, Apt. 2A, Bronx, NY 10456, firstname.lastname@example.org, Class Volunteers: Kristen Dubak, 561 California Road, Bronxville, NY 10708, email@example.com; Corey E. Esau, PO Box 1035, Quechee, VT 05059, corster271011@ hotmail.com; Devin E. Finigan, PO Box 193, Sedgwick, ME 04676, firstname.lastname@example.org; J. Andrew Guard, 11 Bentley Street, Brighton, MA 02135, email@example.com; Alexandra R. Walsh, 11 Bentley Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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(l to r): Katie and Joe Mullen ’02; Anneke Hansen, Anshika Hansen, Martin Hansen ’95, Colleen Kennedy ’99, Erica Gustafson ’95, and Graham Fahey ’95 at Martin and Anshika’s wedding in June; Aubrey Goodings.
Matthew S. Cotter wrote: “Hello, hope all is well. Liz and I recently added the new addition to the Cotter family. Logan Quinn Cotter was born on 9/18/12.”
Class Volunteers: Robert G. Bergman, 95 Settlers Drive, Hancock, ME 04640; Cathryn Esser, 299 Hildred Drive, Burlington, VT 05401, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amber M. Smith DiPasquale, 12102 Green Ledge Court, Apt 202, Fairfax, VA 22015, email@example.com; John F. Penney III, 504 E. 79th Street, New York, NY 10075, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph H. Mullen wrote: “I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already—I miss everyone. It’s been a busy 2012 thus far. I got married in Jamaica in May and recently my wife, Katie, and I purchased our first home in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the North Shore where we both grew up. We met back when we were 14 at Pingree School and reconnected after college—couldn’t be happier. I’ve been working in Boston as an accountant since receiving my MBA from Suffolk University in 2007. I still play men’s league hockey locally and see Matt Ford from time to time at the rink or out and about. Katie and I attended the marriage of Chuck Anton ’01 in Baltimore, Maryland, in June. The two of us have remained best friends over the years and make annual trips between Massachusetts and Maryland to have some fun with our wives and local friends. I’d love to catch up with some old, familiar faces—send me an e-mail— email@example.com.”
Class Volunteers: Christina R. Flood, 67 Main Street, Apt. 11 Brattlelboro, VT 05301, firstname.lastname@example.org; Britton F. Inglehart, 47329 Westminster Park Road, Wellesley Island, NY 13640, email@example.com; Andrew W. Robinson, 21 W. Hughes Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy H. Velte, PO Box 2048, Jackson, WY 83001, email@example.com
CLASS OF 2003 Our 10th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
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William G. Lillard wrote: “I just graduated from NYU with an MA in environmental conservation education and launched a new company, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions. The company takes teens on fly-fishing expeditions throughout the US. Here is the website: http://lillardflyfishing.com/. I visited Vermont Academy in April and spoke with some of the students about the trips.”
Class Volunteers: Edward P. Duess, 1416 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jean-Daniel Lussier, PO Box 132, Lennoxville, Quebec J1M 1Z4,Canada, email@example.com; Hillary A. Talbot, 3913 Westminster West Road, Putney VT 05346 Class Volunteers: Laura Gage, 3809 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, Lag394@nyu.edu; Corbin S. Vreeland, 324 Garrison Forest Road; Owings Mills, MD, 21117, firstname.lastname@example.org; Robert Harlow, 23 Northwood Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089 Class Volunteers: Austin DeLonge, Austin.delonge@ gmail.com; Jourdan Goldstein, 5821 Braemar, Plano, TX 75093-4731, email@example.com; Zachary Jandl, 3 Spruce Street, Apt #2, Burlington, VT 05401zjandl@ hotmail.com; Calvin Stowell, 1 Charlestown Road, Claremont, NH 03743
Andrew J. Ochalek wrote: “Currently, I’m stationed in Okinawa, Japan, serving as an aviation supply officer for the Marine Corps. My rank is first lieutenant. I moved out here in June of 2012, and I will be returning to the United States in June of 2014. I’m still unmarried with no children. Zachary J. Jandl wrote: “I continue to work for MVP Health Care, and in August I was pleased to transition into a new role as the regional direct sales executive for the Vermont and New Hampshire markets. Burlington, Vermont, is still home for me and music continues to fill much of my free time. I have been fortunate enough to catch up with several of my Vermont Academy classmates over the past year, including seeing
James Harris and Topher Harris race at Killington in March, and lunch with Teddy Maggiani from time to time. Michelle R. Walker wrote: “I studied computer science with a major in game development and got my bachelor’s degree last September. Now I’m a trainee as a technical product designer, but I don’t know how to translate that into English correctly. I liked the 3D during my bachelor’s and now I’m learning how to work in a CAD computer program.”
Class Volunteers: Cassandra Howe, cassandrahowe1@ gmail.com; 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
(top, l to r): Then and now in Boston: Austin Delonge ’06, Tai Goldman-Peake ’06, Andrew Ochalek ’06, Chris Fahner ’06, and Sam Stickney ’07. (bottom, l to r): Zoe Smoke; Robin Vanderputten Delgiorno ’97 with husband Joe.
Class Volunteer: Ashley Greenwood 13 Gaskill Street, Mendon, MA 01756, firstname.lastname@example.org Class Volunteers: Greg Jacobs, 8 Lincoln Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101 email@example.com; Kerin (Ana) Lundberg, 407 Gladston Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650; Brooke Wilcox, 152 A, Monument Hill Road, Springfield, VT 05156, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sophie Yingling, PO Box 247, Truro, MA 02666, email@example.com 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, Canada
On Sunday, November 4, 2012, Chloe Cebek and Taylor Smoke ’05 welcomed their daughter, Zoe. She weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and is a healthy little girl. Congratulations Taylor and Chloe!
Class Volunteer: Paulina Borrego 73 Pertshire Road, Apartment #3, Brighton, MA 02135, Paulina.Borrego@EF.com
CLASS OF 2008 Our 5th Reunion is September 27- 29, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
Jane Paar ’08 graduated on May 29, 2012, from the United States Naval Academy as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. She played club team rugby at the Academy all four years and was named team captain/president in her junior and senior years. She hopes to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Rugby team.
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Mr. Robert E. Wetherby | 1934 Robert Earl Wetherby, 94, died April 28, 2012, at Morningside Assisted Living in Rock Hill, SC. While at Vermont Academy, Robert played on the tennis and football teams and was a member of the Glee Club. He went on to receive a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, and served in the U.S. Army, 6th Army Corps. Survivors include two grandchildren, two nephews, a niece, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis E. Prince Wetherby.
Mr. Gerald Kelton | 1938 Gerald R. Kelton, 91, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Burlington, VT. At Vermont Academy he participated on the baseball and football teams, and then went on to study teaching at Arizona State College. He worked for Fellows Gear Shaper and drove truck for AM Kelton. In the Air Force during World War II, Gerald served in the 29th Bomb Group, 43rd Bomb Squadron (B-17); and in the 79th Fighter Group (P-47) and the 87th Fighter Squadron in Italy and southern France. He attended aerial gunner school at Tyndall Field, Panama City, FL; aircraft armored school at Lowry Field, Denver, CO; pilot training at Arizona State Teachers College, Tempe, AZ; and the Aviation Cadet program at Santa Ana, CA. During his military career he stopped off in 42 of the then 48 states. On September 24, 1950, in Westminster, VT, he married Constance Muzzey, who died in January 2012. He is survived by his daughter, a brother, a granddaughter, two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.
Mr. W. Bruce George Jr. | 1939 Bruce George, 91, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, OH. Bruce was married to Harriet Lindenberger on October 20, 1945; she passed away on April 10, 2009. He is survived by his daughter, son, five grandchildren, and sister. He grew up in Newton, MA, and was a member of the Elliott Church. He sang as a boy soprano at Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston and continued his love of music and theater at Vermont Academy as a member of the Glee, Octet, and Drama Clubs. Bruce also participated on the football and ski teams as well as in the Outing Club at VA. He attended Middlebury College until drafted into military service in June 1942. He served as a weather observer in the Middle East, in Cairo, Abadan, Ankara, and Tripoli. While in the Middle East, he toured Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. When he returned he was employed at Troy Sunshade until 1950, when he became an agent for New York Life until 1985; he then became an independent agent. He was a charter member of the Troy Jaycees and its second president. Bruce became a member of Troy’s Trinity Episcopal Church, teaching Sunday School and singing in the church choir, and organized The Trinity Teens, a high school youth group. He wrote a weekly column on music recordings and hi-fi equipment for the Troy Daily News. He joined the Troy Skating Club as music chairman and served as cochairman of music for the World Figure Skating competition in Cincinnati in 1985. Bruce traveled to Ann
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Arbor, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Miami University playing music for Ice Dance Weekends for skaters from throughout the country. In 1984 he joined the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, which toured Dayton during the summer, and in 1993 he started the Troy Mayors’ Concerts.
Mr. Dudley R. Clark | 1940 Dudley R. Clark, 90, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012. After graduating from Salem High School, class of 1939, he then attended Vermont Academy for a postgraduate year. Dudley was a veteran of WWII. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and was stationed in Oran, North Africa, where he flew bomber escort missions over the Mediterranean. On July 13, 1943, Lt. Clark’s plane was shot down by the Germans over the Mediterranean Sea and he was found by two Italian fishermen two miles from shore. They took him to an enemy hospital in Trapani, Sicily, where he became a prisoner of war. He had been shot multiple times in the leg, and amputation was necessary. After 18 days, the American troops liberated the town and he was eventually sent to Walter Reed Hospital, where he received his first artificial leg. Lt. Clark received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the European Theatre Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the American Theatre Ribbon, and the WWII Victory Medal. Dudley never let his disability interfere with what he wanted to do. He was one of the first amputee skiers; he swam, played golf, and even tried tennis. He was a former member of the Eastern Yacht Club and Tedesco Country Club. He was employed by United Shoe Machinery Corp. (USMC) of Beverly, MA, in sales and as a project manager until his retirement in 1981. Dudley is survived by his wife, Shirley Clark; his sons; two stepchildren; grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Frank B. Estes | 1942 Frank Butler Estes, 88, died peacefully Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Concord, NH, Hospital. As a Bellows Falls, VT, resident, Frank attended Vermont Academy as a day student. While at VA he participated in the football, ski, tennis, and golf programs. At the University of Vermont he met the love of his life, Marjorie Augusta Wallin. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Corps in 1942 and graduated as flight officer and pilot of a B17 flying fortress in the 8th Air Force in England. Frank and Marjorie were married August 7, 1944, and shared 67 wonderful years together. Frank owned and operated radio stations, purchasing WKXL AM in Concord in 1957. He added FM and designed and built WKXR AM & FM in Exeter, NH. He represented radio stations in New England on the CBS Radio affiliate network. He was founder and past president of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters; former director of the National Association of Broadcasters, small markets; and former director of CBS affiliated radio stations of New England. Frank was very involved in the Concord community. He was past chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board; past chairman, retail division, of the Concord Chamber of Commerce; and vestryman of St Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was very proud of the fundraising effort he
chaired to rebuild St Paul’s after fire destroyed the church in 1984. He was a Mason and member of York Rite and Cairo Shrine in Vermont. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, skiing, golf, and tennis. He was a member of Concord Country Club and was very proud of his travels to play golf in every state in the United States, each of the Canadian provinces, and many European countries. He leaves his beloved wife, Marjorie, his two daughters, his son and five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Richard C. Lawton | 1942 On February 11, 2012, Dick died peacefully at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his wife Virginia Blackburn Lawton and wife Eleanor Clarke Lawton. He is survived by his sons, step-daughter, step-son, and six grandchildren. Dick graduated from West Hartford High and then had a postgraduate year at Vermont Academy. At VA he participated on the football and basketball teams while also a member of the Glee, Band, and Rifle Clubs. He went on to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the U.S. Naval Midshipmen School at Columbia University. He served in the Navy until 1954 as a radar specialist and subsequently moved to Rochester, NY, where in July 1966 he started Buell Automatics, Inc., a contract machining company, in conjunction with a partner, Ernest R. Corts. He was a member of Monroe Golf Club since 1952; an avid sailor on Canandaigua Lake; a tennis player, bridge and euchre player, and a passionate gardener.
Mr. Edward W. Pearson | 1943 Edward “Ned” Pearson, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on October 27, 2011, a few days after celebrating his 87th birthday. Well known for his kindness and grace, he was a real gentleman who will be missed by many. While at Vermont Academy, he participated on the football, baseball, and ski teams, as well as in the Outing, Drama, and Camera Clubs. From VA, he attended both Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his BS in business administration. Ned was a World War II veteran, proudly serving in the Navy on the USS Louisville in the Pacific theater. The Louisville was in many battles and survived kamikaze attacks. Ned worked at the Gallup Polls, Channing Bete, WGBH Public Television, and WWLP Television before working 31 years for the Torrington Company in Connecticut as a sales executive. He was also co-owner of the Litchfield Hills Ski Shop, where he introduced many to the sport of skiing. He served his community as president of the Lions Club; a member of the boards of directors of the Boy Scouts, Litchfield Country Club, American Marketing Association, and the Sanctum Club. Ned volunteered for the Red Cross, Reading for the Blind, and the Litchfield History Society. He also was a longtime member of and a deacon in the First Congregational Church of Litchfield. A man of many passions, he was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the University of New Hampshire football and hockey teams. He was an avid golfer and skier well into his 80s, always looking forward to the next season. Ned’s many travels included visiting the South Pacific, England, Europe, Yugoslavia, and South Africa. He traveled
extensively in the United States and knew the best routes as well as all the good restaurants. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Beverly; his son, and his daughters; he was eternally proud of his six grandchildren.
Mr. Bryden C. Brown | 1945 Bryden C. Brown died on March 7, 2011, in South Wellfleet, MA. At Vermont Academy he played on the football team and was also a member of the Band, the Work Squad, and the Glee and Outing Clubs. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Iowa. He was employed by Hamilton Standard (later United Technologies) for 36 years. One of his main interests was aviation; he worked on projects associated with the moon landing while at Hamilton Standard, and piloted his own plane for many years. He was a longtime member and past president of the Springfield Chordsmen. He was also actively involved in the Wellfleet National Seashore Homeowners Association. Bryden is survived by his wife of 42 years, Maria S. Brown.
Mr. Edward R. Haskell | 1946 Edward “Ted” Haskell, 84, passed away at Southern Maine Medical Center, with his family at his side, on Sunday, September 9, 2012. He was born on February 18, 1928, to Robert R. and Marjorie French Haskell, who instilled the value of a loving network of family and friends, which became one of Ted’s most memorable legacies. Through his early years, he and his sister, Martha, lived with their family in Swampscott, MA. He was an avid sportsman, competing in most sports through his teenage years and lobstering in the summers; then he attended and graduated from Vermont Academy. While at VA he played hockey, football, and baseball; additionally, he was a member of the Glee Club and vice president of the Student Council. Ted was accepted at Dartmouth College but deferred, enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1947. After proudly serving in the Marine Corps, he attended Dartmouth, played on the hockey team, was a Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brother, and received a business management degree in the Class of 1952. In 1956 he married his beloved Tiger, the former Sally Patton Foss of Marblehead, MA. They lived in Marblehead for the next 43 years before retiring to Dataw Island, SC. Ted and Sally had a remarkable 56-year marriage together, which included so many true friends, travels, and family memories. Ted was an avid picture taker, and he spent a great deal of time putting together gifts of albums honoring many events over the years. His family and friends are all truly blessed for his diligence and the care he took to remember the special events of our lives together. Ted worked with his dad to create the Robert Haskell Company, an office products organization, originating in Beverly, MA, in 1953. Following the early passing of his dad and the advent of computer technology, the company evolved into Systems Automation, Inc. SAI became a prominent Boston area office automation and computer networking company, with its offices located in Wakefield, MA. Ted created the company with his two business partners, Sears Nick Winslow of Manchester-by-the-Sea,
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MA, and Robert “Bob” Harding of Gilford, NH. Through the company’s growth and Ted’s entrepreneurial spirit, Systems Automation was known as one of the nation’s top office automation dealerships. Ted’s son, Bob Haskell, joined him in 1985 to build the sales team, and 13 years later Ted and Bob successfully sold the family business. After 46 years in business, Ted and Sally then moved to Dataw Island, where they loved their retirement home and the 13 years spent there together. Ted was a member of the Salem Five Cent Savings Bank board of trustees for over 20 years; the National Association of Accountants; the Salem Massachusetts Rotary Club; Dartmouth College (Class of 1952) and North Shore Alumni President, Vermont Academy (Class of 1946); Swampscott Beach Club; and The Corinthian Yacht Club of Marblehead, MA. He is survived by his wife, Sally; his daughter; sons; and four grandchildren.
wonderful wit, and his gentle, strong support of his family and friends, as well as his unique and funny ways. His deep faith was evident as he lived it daily.
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Edgar Greenleaf “Ted” Craver, 83, of Naples, FL, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was a Korean War veteran of the United States Marine Corps. After he graduated from Vermont Academy, he received his BS in education from Springfield College in Springfield, MA; his MA in education from the University of Connecticut in Storrs; and his EdD from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As an educator he served in many roles: history teacher, headmaster, principal, superintendent, coach, curriculum advisor, and associate professor. He continued his role in education as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Yemen and Poland and with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Alaska. He loved sailing and tennis and was a certified tennis instructor. He was active in his community, acting as a docent for ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), a volunteer and ambassador for Heifer International, a Bible teacher for the Collier County D.R.I.L.L. Academy, and an interviewer for the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program. Edgar is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Audrey; his four beloved children; his 10 cherished grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Frank W. Plummer died on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at age 79, while hiking Bald (Rondaxe) Mountain with members of his family in the Adirondack woods in upstate New York. Frank passed away on the trail with his hiking boots on and his walking stick in his hand. After attending the American School in Mexico City, Frank attended Vermont Academy, where he was part of the track, football, and ski teams as well as a member of the Glee and Drama Clubs. He went on to Yale University and was then commissioned an officer in the United States Air Force at the end of the Korean War, and served on active duty and then in the reserves. In August 1959, Frank married Sallie Ann Decker, then a resident of New York City, and together they welcomed their daughter, Ellen. Soon afterward, Frank returned with his family to Mexico City, where he eventually managed the country operations of American Can Corporation. While living in Mexico, his family welcomed two sons, Richard and Lawrence. Continuing his career as an international businessman, Frank relocated with his family in 1977 to Wilton, CT, and in 1987 to Keene, NH. He retired from Markem, Inc. Frank’s interests were quite varied. An avid outdoorsman, he climbed all the trailed high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains, organized the first Boy Scout group to hike a 50-mile wilderness trail outside of Mexico City, and paddled, hiked, skied, and snowshoed countless miles in New York and New England. A longtime aviator, he was once active with the Civil Air Patrol, is a past president of the Monadnock Pilots Association, and was a flight instructor at Daniel Webster College. As a lover of music, Frank sang with the Keene Cheshiremen Barbershop Chorus and the Keene Chorale, and joined for many years in the annual singing of Handel’s Messiah. Frank was also a rabid fan of the Keene Swamp Bats. He volunteered a number of years with the Boy Scouts, both in Mexico and the United States, and as a Little League baseball umpire. He was an active member of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, serving on its board and finance committee and singing tenor in the church choir. He was also a longtime volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, providing air transport to children needing medical care. In addition, having grown up around horses and been an avid polo player, Frank most
Mr. E. Markey Pullen Jr. | 1947 Anne Pullen wrote to inform us that her husband, E. Markey “Pat” Pullen died on September 22, 2011. Anne stated, “He enjoyed his time at Vermont Academy and the friends he made during his four years.” He was a member of the baseball, football, hockey, skiing, and tennis teams as well as the Outing Club. Besides Vermont Academy, he graduated from schools in Ireland, Fairfield (CT) Prep, and Hobart College, and he worked on Wall Street and at a variety of interesting jobs. For many years, Pat and Anne were involved in Marriage Encounter as team leaders. They also volunteered at the New Hampshire State Prison and supported Kairos Prison Ministries. Pat was especially loved by Anne, his wife and companion for 50 years, and his three children. He was predeceased by his loving daughter, Suzanne. The twinkle in his eyes came from his eight grandchildren, who delighted him and loved their “Papa.” Pat will be remembered for his gift of storytelling, his kindness, his
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Mr. Harry S. Mowbray | 1947 Harry S. Mowbray, 83, died February 29, 2012, at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, NH, following a sudden illness. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. In his earlier years, he was employed with the Raytheon Corp. for 14 years. He worked for Texas Instruments and retired after 20 years. He loved fly fishing, traveling Eastern Europe and the United States, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Ballou); his daughter; step-daughter; two step-sons; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
recently served 16 years as a volunteer with Miracles in Motion of Keene, a provider of equestrian therapy to disabled children and adults. Frank is survived by his wife, his daughter, his sons, and his two grandsons.
Mr. William C. Huntress Jr. | 1949 William “Bill” Huntress Jr. died on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the Putnam Farms Assisted Living Facility in Danvers, CT. He was 81 years old. He was a Melrose, MA, resident from 1958 until 2010, and a snowbird in Rio Verde, AZ, since 1968. After graduating from Vermont Academy, Bill went on to Boston University, Class of 1953, and was a member of the SAE Fraternity. He joined the Army Reserve in July 1953 and served as a corporal until August 1960. Bill was the founder and owner of the Huntress Insurance Company in Melrose, MA. He served on the boards of governors at Bellevue Country Club and Salem Country Club. A past president of the Melrose Rotary Club, he was the first-ever recipient of the Paul Harris Award for exceptional service to his community, an award he would receive twice during his membership. He served the City of Melrose on the Personnel Board and retired from that board to serve on the Melrose School Committee. He was a member of First Congregational Church of Melrose for 72 years; a corporator for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital; a member of the National Agents Advisor’s Counsel; and a member of the board of directors of Middlesex Bank. Bill was a Mason for 50 years, and he coached Little League and youth hockey.
Mr. John D. Aldrich | 1950 John Duane Aldrich, 79, died peacefully at his home in Florida, early Christmas morning 2011, after a long illness. After Vermont Academy he attended Brown University, and was a member of Delta Phi fraternity and an NROTC cadet. At graduation, he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy and served as the radio officer aboard the USS Fessenden (DER 142) for two and a half years, while she was on many radar picket stations in the North Atlantic. The home port was Goat Island, Newport, RI. Originally from Bellows Falls, VT, John started his civilian career as an electronics teacher at Rogers High School, Newport, and retired in 1985 as the director of the vocational technical school there. He was a member of the St. Columba Chapel, Middletown, RI, and held the position of Clerk of the Vestry for many years. After initiating RCIA training at St. Lucy’s in Middletown, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church at St. Cecilia’s, in Ft. Myers, FL, in 2002. He was a member at both St. Cecilia’s and St. Anthony’s in Portsmouth, RI. He was a member of the Newport Yacht Club for 40 years; a member and past president of the Newport County Radio Club, having earned his amateur radio license (W1WLG) at age 16; a member and past president of the National Aldrich Association; a member of the Southwest Florida Chapter, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association; and a member of the FMARC. He leaves behind his three sons and two granddaughters.
Mr. Josiah S. Dean | 1950 Josiah S. Dean passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011. While at Vermont Academy Josiah participated on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. After many years in the army as a radar operator, he returned to Boston University to study public relations.
Mr. Paul G. Haire | 1953 Arlene Haire wrote to inform us that her husband, Paul G. Haire, passed away on November 8, 2011. “Thank you for always thinking of him.” While at Vermont Academy, Paul participated on the baseball, hockey, and football teams and was a member of the Glee Club, Band, and Camera Club; he was part of the school’s fire department and was vice president of his class.
Mr. Richard “Buzz” Clarenbach Richard “Buzz” Clarenbach, 76, died on October 11, 2012, at Merrimack County Nursing Home in New Hampshire. He served in the United States Army for three years. In 1964 he purchased the Jean M. Shaw Insurance Agency, operating it for many years. He also worked as the clerk at the Franklin, NH, District Court for 20 years. He enjoyed sailing Lake Winnipesaukee and coastal Maine. After retirement he enjoyed traveling in his motor home and wintering in Fort Myers, FL. Buzz was past president of Veterans Memorial Recreation Area in Franklin; past president of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce; a member and past treasurer, vice president, and president of Franklin Rotary Club; was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks and of Mojalaki Country Club. He was also past president of Peabody Home Trustees; past president of FBIDC and Franklin Developments, Inc.; and trustee and board chairman of Franklin Savings Bank. He was a member of the Kearsarge Mountain Boys and volunteered for the Second Start Adult Basic Education Program. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Beverley; three sons; and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Peter J. Burton | 1955 From brother Richard: “I attended the memorial service of my brother, Peter ’55, on June 22 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Peter died in his sleep last year. He was 73 years old. Peter attended Dartmouth for one year after graduating from VA. He applied and received an appointment to the Air Force Academy (AFA), first at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver and then at Colorado Springs when the permanent AFA facility opened. He was captain of the AFA ski team his senior year. He graduated in 1960 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He went on to flight training and received his wings (silver, not gold—you have to be a Naval Aviator to wear the gold ones!) in 1962. He flew a variety of USAF aircraft, including the C-130. He owned several civilian aircraft, including a 1942 Meyers biplane, in which I had the pleasure of flying with him when he was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. He taught in the Air Force ROTC at Dartmouth after he was
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promoted to captain. After the USAF, he became a crop duster. During that part of his flying career, he had an unfortunate crash resulting in a lumbrosacral spine injury that left him with paralysis below the lower extremity nerve roots. Fortunately, he was always fully ambulatory. He was living in Colorado at the time of his death. This memorial service was arranged by his wife, Jane. My sister, Holly, and I flew out to attend the service.”
Mr. John M. Whittaker Jr. | 1955 Ted Whittaker called in to inform us that John M. Whittaker had passed away. John “Jeff” Maynard Whittaker Jr., 75, died in May 2011 in Memphis, TN. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth West “Cissy” Whittaker; a daughter, Deborah; two sons, John III and Thomas; and a brother, Edwin “Ted” Kidder Whittaker. Jeff graduated in 1955 from Vermont Academy, where he earned letters on the varsity football, hockey, and baseball teams. He played many sports in his lifetime, including football, baseball, ice hockey, and tennis, and he enjoyed almost anything outdoors, including hunting and fishing. His love of sports started as a young man growing up when he played on town teams in Chatham, MA, where he spent his summers. Although he lived in Tennessee for over 40 years, Jeff always remained an ardent fan of the Pats, the Sox, the Bruins, and the Celtics. Jeff's professional career was in sales, and he worked in the confectionary, wholesale oil, and automobile businesses. While still working, his love of football led him to Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Lovingly known as “Coach Whit,” he coached football there for 24 years. While at Rhodes, he also served as staff advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jeff was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. His funeral service was held last May at the United Methodist Church, Germantown, TN.
Mr. William E. Knouse | 1955 William Ernest Knouse passed away on November 9, 2011. While at Vermont Academy, William participated on the ski and tennis teams and was a member of the ski trail crew and the Rifle, Outing, Photography, Camera, and Glee Clubs. He was the beloved husband of Doris and devoted father of Steve and Karen. He is also survived by his beloved granddogs, Jazz, Scruffy, and Connor.
Lake Champlain Transportation and the Vermont Air National Guard, Art was hired by IBM in Essex Junction. He worked there for over 27 years until his retirement. He raised his family in Fairfax, VT, for 26 years, where he was very active in the community. He served as president of Fairfax Rescue and he was a past master of the local Masonic lodge (Lamoille Lodge #6, F&AM). He also served on Fairfax’s Board of Civil Authority and was a board member of the United Church of Fairfax. Art performed many weddings over the years as a justice of the peace in Fairfax. As a youth, Art had become an Eagle Scout, and he was active with the Boy Scouts in Vergennes and Fairfax as an adult. After retirement, Art and Barbara lived in Salem, MA, and Pembroke, ME, during the 1990s before returning to Vermont and residing in Burlington. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara; his three sons; and seven grandchildren.
Mr. Duncan L. Jenks | 1963 Duncan L. Jenks, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away on September 7, 2011. Duncan was a Marine and 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 two daughters and four grandchildren.
Mr. Charles C. Sweet | 1968 Charlie C. Sweet passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at his favorite place—on the pond in Wellfleet, MA. While at Vermont Academy he participated on the football, ski, and track teams as well as being an Outing Club member, VA Voice editor, and senior class vice president.
Mr. Robert R. Hall Jr. | 1969 Robert “Bob” Hall passed away on April 28, 2011, from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 60 years old. At Vermont Academy he participated on the soccer, baseball, and recreational ski teams, and was a member of the Glee, Science, Electronics, and Outing Clubs. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in economics, he moved to the Washington, DC, area and began his career in computer technology, working for several companies, including Geico, ExxonMobil, and Johnston McLamb. Bob was a longtime resident of Reston, VA, and was active in the Reston Bike Club. He is deeply missed by his wife, Anne; daughter, Allison; and son, Colin.
Mr. Arthur W. Norton | 1956 Arthur William Norton, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. Art graduated from Vergennes High School in 1955 and completed a postgraduate year at Vermont Academy. While at VA he participated on the football, ski, and track teams and was also a member of the Glee Club. Afterwards, he attended Albany Business College and Johnson State College. He returned to school in the late 1980s and received an associate degree in business administration from Community College of Vermont in 1991. After stints with
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Mr. Christopher P. Tyrrell | 1976 Christopher P.Tyrrell died suddenly at the age of 55 while playing hockey, one of the sports he loved most. When Chris was at Vermont Academy, he was among the first to skate on the new rink that was completed in the fall of 1975. In addition to the varsity hockey team, he was also a member of the varsity cross-country and baseball teams at VA. He was a proud graduate of Providence College in 1980. In 1986 he founded the Tyrrell Insurance Agency in Concord, MA. He was deeply loved and respected by his extended family
and scores of friends. who benefited from his good counsel, great wit, and loyal friendship. Chris had an undeniable zest for life and lived every moment to the fullest. He loved to golf, bike, run, boat, and play hockey, and he shared those passions as a coach in Belmont, MA. Chris was most content at home with his wife and three daughters in Belmont or Maine. He will be missed by all.
Mr. John J. Carroll III | 1978 Judge John Joseph Carroll III passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2011, after a short hospital stay. He is survived by his loving wife and his four children. While at Vermont Academy, John participated on the football, recreational ski, and track teams and was a member of the Photography Club. He went on to attend Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT. Judge John Carroll served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1992 and in the U.S. Army reserves from 1992 to 2005. He was reactivated from 2005 to 2006 to serve in Iraq, where he received the Bronze Star. Upon his return home, he continued to serve in the reserves until his passing. Since 1996 he had served as a district court judge in New Hanover and Pender Counties, NC, for several of those years as chief district judge. He was an encourager and a mentor to countless individuals and had friends from all walks of life. He loved the law and serving those it protected. He was truly a great man, and more than serving his country and the people of his community and upholding the laws to which he dedicated his life, he cared only that his family had the best of everything. A selfless man, he continued to care and think of others until his passing.
Mark Aaron Wood | 1994 Mark Aaron Wood, formerly David Aaron Swihart, of Auburn, WA, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, in SeaTac, WA. He was 37. Born October 28, 1974, in New Britain, CT, to Gail Ann Craddock and Donald David Swihart Jr., Mark was raised in Berlin, Kensington, and Meriden, CT. He moved to Redmond, WA, in June 1983 upon his mother’s marriage to his future adoptive father, Steven R. Wood. Mark attended several schools throughout his younger years, including Redmond Junior High and Overlake School in Redmond. He graduated from Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT, as one of only four students in his graduating class who attended VA for their entire four years. While there, he participated on the riflery, track, lacrosse, and hockey teams as well as in drama and dance. Following VA, Mark furthered his education at Sterling College in Vermont and later at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA. His working career spanned a variety of fields, including Kinko’s in Redmond, WA; San Marcos, CA; and Farmington, CT. In Farmington he also worked as a jeweler, gemologist, and sales person in the fine jewelry department at Nordstrom’s. In his leisure time he enjoyed reading, helping others, fantasy rolel-playing games, reading some more, and collecting quotes for a book he someday wanted to publish.
Mark’s Mother will forever remember and cherish his hugs, which were like receiving a strong yet very loving embrace. His speech was very fast, which some people thought must have come from his Irish ancestry. He had beautiful large, hazel-green eyes and hands that looked like baseball mitts from his mother’s side of the family, gestures and stances from his birth father, and ears that neither of his birth parents could figure out the origin of. He was absolutely wonderful with children because he was kind, funny, and could reach them at their own level. He was able to listen when they were sad and share in their laughter when they were happy, yet he had very good boundaries and was a gentle but firm disciplinarian when necessary. Mark loved to talk with people and was genuinely interested when meeting someone new. He could, however, be very blackand-white at times, and because he chose to spend a great deal of time alone, he sometimes missed the importance of his opinions and perspectives. The bottom line is that Mark was a kind, gentle, loving, old-fashioned, caring, funny, sad, courteous (he truly enjoyed knowing his social etiquette), highly intelligent, shy, generous, alone and sometimes lonely, and yet very compassionate person to others, especially children and those who seemed to be lost. Survivors include his mother, Gail A. Craddock, and her husband, Steven H. Fleming; adoptive father, Steve Wood; birth father, D. David Swihart; former fiancée Valerie Hugues-Chabert; numerous aunts and uncles; his cousins and extended family members. Mark’s mother would like to thank everyone in Mark’s life for giving him their love, support, and commitment in the hope that he would someday find peace and happiness. Family and friends are invited to view photos and share their memories on Mark’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.
Wentworth Hubbard P ’80 | Former Trustee Former Trustee Wentworth Hubbard, P ‘80 passed away on September 8, 2012 in Keene, NH. He was born in Walpole, NH and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was president and CEO of Hubbard Farms from 1962 to 1986 and served on the American Egg Board, the New Hampshire Poultry Growers Association and the New Hampshire Agricultural Conference. Went was an avid ball player, and but for an injury in college would have gone on to play professional baseball. He bought the Tulsa Drillers franchise in December of 1986 from the Texas Rangers and was still President of the team when he passed away. Under his ownership, the franchise enjoyed the most successful years ever for a Tulsa team. Following his retirement, Hubbard was elected to the Texas League Hall of Fame in 2006. Hubbard was very active in supporting schools and charities and believed strongly in the need for improving education for all, and especially for those less fortunate. He was a trustee of Kurn Hattin School in Westminster, as well as Vermont Academy. Wentworth's son, Jeffrey, was a member of the Vermont Academy Class of 1980.
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vermont academy 2011/12 annual report > The tradition of giving at Vermont Academy preceded the school’s opening in 1876. The Reverend William N. Wilbur rode off with horse and buggy several years prior to the school’s opening, crisscrossing the state of Vermont to appeal for funds to establish a high school for boys and girls who heretofore had mostly been educated only through grammar school. Over 130 years later, the tradition of giving continues to thrive. The Vermont Academy Annual Fund provides an opportunity for all of our alumni, friends & family to continue this tradition and give back to a community that holds special meaning for them. What is unique about the Annual Fund is that each and every gift makes an immediate impact on the Vermont Academy community today. Gifts are used to for current programs, financial assistant for students and to support our dedicated faculty and staff. We are extremely grateful for our extended family and the gifts that strengthen this remarkable community. THE VERMONT ACADEMY FOUNDERS ASSOCIATION was established to recognize 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 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 beginning with his matriculation as a student in 1901 and continuing through his service on the Board of Trustees from 1921-1977. HEAD OF SCHOOL’S SOCIETY: $2,500 - $4,999. Recognizes the contributions, dedication and commitment of the past 16 Principals, Headmasters, and Heads of School who have served 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.
VERMONT ACADEMY FOUNDER’S ASSOCIATION 1876 SOCIETY $25,000 + Stevenson Brown Porter Fund The Charles E. Harwood Trust * Richard M. ’55 and Barbara Whitcomb * HILLTOP SOCIETY $10,000 - $24,999 Ingrid Bischoff and Paul Schwabe Jeffrey R. and Mary Helen Holzschuh Michael and Penny Horowitz Wentworth Hubbard Steven E. Karol ’72 * Marvin S. Neuman * Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman * William A. Torrey ’52 * Richard and Carolyn Ziegler Daniel E. Ford Fund OLIN D. GAY SOCIETY $5,000 - $9,999 Keith M. Canning ’83 Michael A. Choukas ’73 * Stuart A. Eisenkraft ’74 and Marilyn Hoffman * Herbert S. Ellis ’53 * W. Eugene Hays Jr. ’55 * Ke Li and Yumin Liu Xinglong Liu and Chai Yan Andrew MacKechnie ’57 * Perry C. Maynard Jr. ’59 * George P. Moser Jr. ’48 * David I. Newton * David E. E. Robinson ’77 * Peter and Elisabeth Roos Andrew and Nikki van der Vord Richard DeMartini and Jennifer Brorsen * Hugh Pearson ’54 *
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 Advancement Office.
HEAD OF SCHOOL’S SOCIETY $2,500 - $4,999 Larrie S. Calvert ’53 * Robert M. Campbell ’37
Frederick D. Cawley â€™66 William J. Dunn â€™63 Donald D. Durkee â€™43 * Malcolm W. George â€™58 Tae Sook Heo John W. Hoder â€™69 * Peter F. and Janice V. Howe * Robert F. and Cathy L. McKeon * Scott A. McKeon â€™83 Alan Roberts â€™71 Gordon W. Russell â€™51 * Christopher A. Sinclair â€™67 * Peter W. Stanley â€™46 * John P. Wait â€™50 * C.E. & F.C.A. Foisy Foundation HORACE MANN WILLARD SOCIETY $1,000 - $2,499 Gary Alexander and Lois Simms Alexander John H. Anderson II â€™61 * Richard T. Aulisi Esq. â€™60 * Herminio Aviles â€™77 Katherine L. Babson * Bob and Bonne Bejan Sally C. Bell * Sean D. Bersell â€™77 * Bryce and Kathi Blair * Carolyn Blitz * Russell P. Bone â€™63 Sean and Wendy Brennan Stephen A. Brink â€™55 * Dan L. Brown â€™60 * David J. Brown â€™69 G. Ewing Buta â€™80 * Sean P. â€™70 and Joan Campbell Robert W. Carr â€™54 * Robert N. Chase â€™62 * George D. Cheney â€™48 William Contini M.D. â€™51 Chris A. â€™66 and Sue Cota * Robert F. Dall Robert A. Derrenbacker â€™55 * Charles and Susan Donahue Charles A. Duboc * Carrie Dunn â€™91 Steven and Sita Eggelhoefer Edward E. Emerson Jr. â€™59 * Russell M. Fellows â€™62 David A. and Linda L. Fink Vera M. Fitzgerald * William Fitzgerald and Sally Pennington Jamison R. Gagnier â€™90 Bradford T. and Eva F. Greene Thomas L. Griffiths â€™68 * Andrew V. Griswold â€™82 *
Charles P. Gunn â€™73 * Bill and Jan Hauser Mary Hepburn and Ryan Ostebo * William P. and Anne Herbert * David B. Holton â€™68 Jeffrey W. Hubbard â€™80 Christopher C. Ingraham â€™51 * Richard Janis â€™66 Shin Young Kang and Jeong Eun Yeon Paul E. and Diane Kelly Arthur M. Kelton Jr. â€™57 * Dong Seon Kim and So Yeon Jeong Laird Norton Company, LLC Agnes M. Lindsay Trust * Charles F. Jr. â€™55 and Susan L. Long Timothy J. Lord â€™69 * Barbara Malatesta David J. Maysilles â€™47 * Donald G. McInnes â€™59 * Dan and Dawn McKinley Andrew S. Merinoff â€™09 Eliza Michie Laurent Reed and Karen Miller Lorrel B. Nichols â€™51 Col. Keith M. Nightingale â€™61 Thomas C. Oxholm â€™82 * Robert C. Pew â€™69 * John A. Quebman â€™60 * Alan P. and Diane Raines * Robert P. and Patricia R. Reed Brian A. Rice â€™88 Thomas O. Richardson â€™59 * Arthur and Edith Roth * Lee H. Ryder Jr. â€™90 Thomas A. and Catherine Savoca Stephen and Maureen Scalzo Jerry T. and Hilary Simpson * Mark W. Smith â€™87 Colin Spence Charitable Trust* Richard I. Stark Jr. â€™74 * Richard B. Swan â€™78 * David L. Torrey â€™49 * Howard S. Tuthill III â€™65 * UBS Foundation Patrick L. Weiler â€™79 Winston E. Wood â€™51 * H.S. Wright III â€™72 * Jeong Eun Yeon and Shin Young Kang
ALUMNI 1937 Robert M. Campbell â€™37 Chester S. Williams â€™37
1939 Robert O. Beardsley Jr. â€™39 * i Stacey W. Cole â€™39 i 1940 J. Whitney Brown M.D. â€™40 * i Perry P. Craver â€™40 * i Gordon C. Plummer â€™40 1941 Gilbert H. Jones â€™41 * Giulio Pontecorvo â€™41 i Paul M. Savi â€™41 i 1942 George W. Bentley Jr. â€™42 Hugh Garvin Jr. â€™42 i Bradford L. Jones â€™42 i Kimball Jones â€™42 Daniel B. Ruggles III â€™42 * i Stewart Washburn â€™42 * i Roger W. White Sr. â€™42 i 1943 Donald D. Durkee â€™43 * William S. Jordan â€™43 i Richard A. Leary â€™43 Donald A. Linscott â€™43 * i John H. Valentine Jr. â€™43 i 1944 Alvin G. Edwards â€™44 Clarence R. Smith â€™44 * i Alexander M. Taft â€™44 James H. H. Wilson, Jr. Jr. â€™44 i 1945 Albert T. Butterfield â€™45 * i Sherman E. Fein Esq. â€™45 Franklin P. Jackson â€™45 * i Stuart B. Robinson â€™45 i 1946 LeBaron R. Barker III â€™46 * i Stanley B. Billings â€™46 * Michael Choukas Jr. â€™46 * Dwight S. Davis Jr. â€™46 i Edward Dewey Jr. â€™46 James W. Gibbs â€™46 i Peter W. Stanley â€™46 * 1947 Lloyd H. Coffin Jr. â€™47 * Robert S. Cook â€™47 * Samuel L. Davis â€™47 * i William M. Dow â€™47 i Charles M. Geilich â€™47 * 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)
Charles R. Hoffer â€™47 * i David J. Maysilles â€™47 * Fredrik J. Ranney â€™47 William A. Reoch â€™47 i 1948 Charles P. Bailey â€™48 * George D. Cheney â€™48 George P. Moser Jr. â€™48 * George P. Sperry â€™48 * i 1949 Charles A. Hastings Jr. â€™49 i Richard H. Leavitt â€™49 i Cedric E. Sherrer Jr. â€™49 * Gilbert F. Tallmadge Jr. â€™49 John E. Taylor â€™49 i David L. Torrey â€™49 * Rayner Weir â€™49 * i George C. West â€™49 * i 1950 Karl Dornish Jr. â€™50 i James C. Embree â€™50 * i Edward F. Everett â€™50 * i Charles W. Howard II â€™50 * Richard T. Leary â€™50 * i Robert F. Ley â€™50 * Alastair H. MacDonald â€™50 i Anthony S. Mahar â€™50 * Robert A. Price â€™50 * i John P. Wait â€™50 * 1951 Robert B. Anderson â€™51 * Prof. Douglas N. Archibald â€™51 * i David W. Bryant â€™51* i Alexander M. Clark â€™51 i Lawrence P. Cole Ph.D. â€™51 * William Contini M.D. â€™51 Herbert R. Edson â€™51 * Clarke E. George â€™51 Alan B. Gould â€™51 * i Christopher C. Ingraham â€™51* Lorrel B. Nichols â€™51 Barry Norcross â€™51 * i Gordon W. Russell â€™51 * Russell Y. Smith Jr. â€™51 John W. Tremaine â€™51 * Webster U. Walker Jr. â€™51 Winston E. Wood â€™51* 1952 George G. Fenner â€™52 i William A. Torrey â€™52 * John J. Twomey â€™52 i R. Bentley Washburne Jr. â€™52 * i
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1953 Larrie S. Calvert â€™53 * Herbert S. Ellis â€™53 * Larry A. Hale â€™53 * Stephen B. Homer â€™53 * i Michael B. King â€™53 * James L. Ober â€™53 i Peter L. Powers â€™53 * i Richard L. Shanaman â€™53 * i Richard L. van Riper â€™53 * i Robert A. Wright â€™53 * i 1954 Richard G. Burton â€™54 * Robert W. Carr â€™54 * Richard A. Clarenbach â€™54 * i Ian G. Ferguson â€™54 i Dexter B. Godsoe â€™54 * Donald E. Megathlin Jr. â€™54 Robert W. Morse â€™54 i Hugh Pearson â€™54 * Marshall L. Williams â€™54 * i 1955 Stephen A. Brink â€™55 * William J. Cullen â€™55 Robert A. Derrenbacker â€™55 * Winthrop Dow Jr. â€™55 W. Eugene Hays Jr. â€™55 * Charles F. Long Jr. â€™55 Jon W. Metzger â€™55 i Robert H. Oâ€™Brien â€™55 * Richard E. Parker â€™55 * i Donald B. Scholl â€™55 * Richard M. Whitcomb â€™55 * 1956 George W. Arthur Jr. â€™56 Peter E. Brightman â€™56 Robert S. Cary â€™56 Peter Chidsey Ph.D. â€™56 Peter Hickey Jr. â€™56 i Frederic H. Nichols â€™56 * John K. Russell â€™56 * 1957 Donald L. Adams â€™57 * Joe E. Aulisi â€™57 * i Charles C. Clark â€™57 i Winslow G. Crannell â€™57 i E. John Dinkel III â€™57 * i N. Lincoln Divoll III â€™57 * i Peter S. Eddy â€™57 E. Bulkeley Griswold â€™57 * i Daniel M. Hall â€™57 Frederick H. Hibberd Jr. â€™57 i Arthur M. Kelton Jr. â€™57 *
Andrew MacKechnie â€™57 * Stephen K. Richardson â€™57 i Sanford S. Witherell Jr. â€™57 * 1958 Peter Clarner â€™58 * William K. Corliss Jr. â€™58 * i Newton C. Gardner â€™58 * i Malcolm W. George â€™58 Edward A. Larrabee â€™58 Harvey C. Peterson â€™58 * i Ronald N. Tagney â€™58 * i Gary P. Westergren â€™58 i 1959 John H. Arthur M.D. â€™59 Edward E. Emerson Jr. â€™59 Perry C. Maynard Jr. â€™59 * Donald G. McInnes â€™59 * Peter H. Myers â€™59 i Robert B. Naramore â€™59 * Mark H. Palmer â€™59 i William F. Richardson â€™59 Thomas O. Richardson â€™59 * Donald A. Welch Jr. â€™59 i Douglas J. Wood Jr. â€™59 i 1960 Peter V. Allen â€™60 Richard T. Aulisi Esq. â€™60 * Dan L. Brown â€™60 * Stephen A. Carbine â€™60 i Richard G. Compson â€™60 * i Charles W. Hickcox â€™60 i Penn Lardner Jr. â€™60 * i Denis T. Noonan III â€™60 i John A. Quebman â€™60 * Robert S. Seeley â€™60 i Crawford K. Sweeley Jr. â€™60 George A. Yeomans â€™60 * Donald B. Zinn â€™60 * i 1961 John H. Anderson II â€™61 * Todd W. Areson Ph.D. â€™61 * Glenn A. Baxter PE â€™61 John F. Calder â€™61 Gregory J. Chase â€™61 William C. Clark â€™61 i Richard L. Cooper Jr. â€™61 Donald W. Erion Jr. â€™61 John H. Hastings â€™61 * Clarence H. Linder Jr. â€™61 Keith M. Nightingale â€™61 Lawrence W. Rice â€™61 * i William C. Rose â€™61* i
William W. Shields â€™61 Richard W. Wallace â€™61 1962 David W. Bergeson â€™62 * i Robert N. Chase â€™62 * Russell M. Fellows â€™62 Peter J. Flatow â€™62 h Peter H. Johnson â€™62 i John V. Meyer â€™62 * Richard F. Weeks â€™62 Thomas H. Wood â€™62 * i 1963 Dexter L. Andrews Jr. â€™63 * Richard T. Bohman â€™63 * i Russell P. Bone â€™63 Clark B. Burrows â€™63 i Davis L. Dimock â€™63 * i Richard M. Dobson Jr. â€™63 * William J. Dunn â€™63 Richard B. Hadley Jr. â€™63 i Douglas P. Kibbe â€™63 Richard A. Matheson â€™63 * Kimball W. Russell â€™63 * 1964 Townsend W. Hoopes III â€™64 i Peter T. Katzenbach â€™64 i G. David Koepf â€™64 * Peter K. Marsh â€™64 i A. Steven Perelman â€™64 * i Paul A. Scoville â€™64 * David M. Young â€™64 1965 Peter S. Cinelli â€™65 * i Phillips H. Kerr â€™65 i David H. Knoblauch â€™65 i Leland S. Person â€™65 * i Lawrence G. Power â€™65 * William S. Preston III â€™65 i John H. Reynolds â€™65 David Robinson IV â€™65 * Howard S. Tuthill III â€™65 * John H. Wood â€™65 i 1966 William P. Aldrich â€™66 Frederick D. Cawley â€™66 Chris A. Cota â€™66 * Douglas P. Cranshaw â€™66 * i Nicholas D. N. Harvey Jr. â€™66 * Richard Janis â€™66 Robert M. Jorgensen â€™66 Donald M. McCall â€™66 Dennis E. Neumann â€™66 * i
Thomas Rossiter â€™66 i Richard S. Taylor â€™66 Christopher P. Theisen â€™66 * i Robert B. Winslow Jr. â€™66 Willis E. Wood â€™66 i 1967 Gary E. Brown â€™67 * i Ed R. English â€™67 i Whitney A. Gay â€™67 * Donn Hutchins â€™67 * i Marshall P. Moore â€™67 William O. Murphy â€™67 * David L. Patterson â€™67 Christopher A. Sinclair â€™67 * Douglas W. Sluiter â€™67 i David M. Welbourn â€™67 * i Stephen W. Weston â€™67 i 1968 Frederick M. Burgess â€™68 * i Raymond J. Chamberland â€™68 i Thomas L. Griffiths â€™68 * David B. Holton â€™68 Peter S. Hoopes â€™68 i Wardwell W. Jones â€™68 * Glenn S. Morgan â€™68 Richard Sacknoff â€™68 * i 1969 James P. Aram â€™69 * i Thomas G. Bridge â€™69 * i David J. Brown â€™69 John Copeland â€™69 i John W. Hoder â€™69 * David J. Janis â€™69 Stephen J. Jeton â€™69 * i Timothy J. Lord â€™69 * Joe V. Meigs â€™69 i Hayden T. Oâ€™Connor â€™69 * i Robert C. Pew â€™69 * Bruce E. Pratt â€™69 i 1970 Sean P. Campbell â€™70 Richard A. Clancy â€™70 i Theodore R. Ellsworth Jr. â€™70 Robert J. Karol â€™70 * i Anthony Lyons â€™70 i Richard H. Patterson â€™70 * i Robert E. Sollmann Jr. â€™70 i 1971 Jeffrey R. Crocker â€™71* i William T. Keating â€™71 Alan Roberts â€™71 William B. Stedman â€™71 i
Barry J. Wetherbee â€™71 * i Stanley A. Wilkinson Jr. â€™71 John S. Winder â€™71 1972 Norberto Aviles Jr. â€™72 i Thomas B. Inglehart â€™72 * i Steven E. Karol â€™72 * John O. Redington â€™72 * John C. Tobin Jr. â€™72 * i H.S. Wright III â€™72 * 1973 Michael A. Choukas â€™73 * Charles P. Gunn â€™73 * William N. Hosley Jr. â€™73 * i Rev. Myron F. McCoy â€™73 i Ronald D. Taylor â€™73 1974 Stuart A. Eisenkraft â€™74 * John O. Shepard Jr. â€™74 Richard I. Stark Jr. â€™74 * 1975 John F. Killoy Jr. â€™75 * i Gerald R. Mittica â€™75 i James T. Vlachos â€™75 James S. Wright â€™75 i 1976 James O. Bamman â€™76 Jeff B. Scholl â€™76 John D. Sutphen â€™76 i 1977 Brook D. Anderson â€™77 i Herminio Aviles â€™77 Andrew M. Bernhard â€™77 i Sean D. Bersell â€™77 * Mark H. Goldie â€™77 i Cedric C. Nash â€™77 i David E. E. Robinson â€™77 * Alexandra T. Wagaman â€™77 i 1978 William K. Dole â€™78 * Robert R. Haskell II â€™78 i Richard B. Swan â€™78 * 1979 Tim S. Burr II â€™79 Paul Kusserow â€™79 i James R. Lyman â€™79 Lisa Eckhardt McNealus â€™79 * Patrick L. Weiler â€™79
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1980 Corina L. Belle-Isle â€™80 G. Ewing Buta â€™80 * Sarah L. Campbell â€™80 i Jeffrey R. Cole â€™80 i Robert G. Ewanouski â€™80 i Jeffrey W. Hubbard â€™80
1987 Jeffrey S. Harrington â€™87 * i Richard R. Horn â€™87 * Linda W. Marchesi â€™87 Walter C. Radulski â€™87 Mark W. Smith â€™87 Stephen C. Turner â€™87 i
1981 James S. Bernstein â€™81 i Alphonso A. Simon â€™81
1988 Richard M. Kearns â€™88 i Brian A. Rice â€™88
1982 Lars M. Ellison â€™82 Andrew V. Griswold â€™82 * Keith J. Handler â€™82 Karen J. MacKenzie â€™82 * i Todd M. McDonagh â€™82 Thomas C. Oxholm â€™82 * Wesley A. Roussel â€™82 David A. Wilder â€™82 i
1989 Henry T. Ammons â€™89 i Jonathon D. Bald â€™89 * Casey Cota â€™89 * Daniel H. Duff â€™89 David Hodgson â€™89 *
1983 Margaret B. Austin â€™83 i Keith M. Canning â€™83 Daniel P. Dougherty â€™83 Mark G. Foster â€™83 * J. Christopher Jurkiewicz â€™83 i Samuel S. MacAusland â€™83 * David W. Mackenzie â€™83 * i Scott A. McKeon â€™83 Adam R. Tschorn â€™83 i 1984 Christopher Barry â€™84 Mark J. Culkin â€™84 * i Annie Guerrero â€™84 A. Reed Hayes IV â€™84 Stephen H. Rockafellow â€™84 i 1985 Charles H. Edgerton â€™85 i William A. Jones â€™85 i Robert O. Keeshan Jr. â€™85 i 1986 Erik B. Levy â€™86 Byron E. Martin â€™86 Ella Bullock McIntosh â€™86 * James G. Muse â€™86 i Timothy E. Potter â€™86 Sarah K. Rothman â€™86 Chris G. Wall â€™86 Francis S. Willett â€™86 i
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1990 Jamison R. Gagnier â€™90 John E. Oâ€™Neil â€™90 James S. Ramsey III â€™90 i Lee H. Ryder Jr. â€™90 1991 Katherine M. Double â€™91 Jeff B. Dunbar â€™91 John B. Dunbar â€™91 Carrie Dunn â€™91 Samantha M. Foerster â€™91 Amy L. Howard â€™91 Justin L. Lambert â€™91 Rachael Laskowski â€™91 Elijah H. Matson â€™91 Kristin E. Terkelsen â€™91 i 1993 Gaston Bullrich â€™93 i Michael A. Cole â€™93 Andrew C. Ward â€™93 * i 1994 Patrick O. McArdle â€™94 i John P. Murtha â€™94 i Ronald J. Rosko â€™94 Robert C. Strain â€™94 i 1995 Matthew J. Eddy â€™95 * Stuart S. Grande â€™95 Erika D. Gustafson â€™95 Jeremiah R. Long â€™95
1996 Jeremy L. Britton â€™96 i Taylor B. Collins â€™96 Sarah P. Hibler â€™96 Eli C. McArdle â€™96 Jay L. Merrill â€™96 Colin A. Millar â€™96 Justin H. Sterling â€™96 Kirk Vaughan â€™96 1997 Robert P. Gustafson â€™97 i Ramsey N. Hoehn â€™97 Leah A. Koch â€™97 Robin Vanderputten â€™97 1998 Chad M. Wittman â€™98 1999 Dominick Dawes â€™99 Jeremy R. Herbert â€™99 Andrew W. Tyson â€™99 Brad C. Weilbrenner â€™99 i 2000 Ashley R. Wilson â€™00 2001 Ken R. Brown â€™01 Elizabeth Leigh Doughty â€™01 Corey E. Esau â€™01 J. Andrew A. Guard â€™01 Emily N. Hoffman â€™01 James O. Hunt â€™01 Chiagorom Osu â€™01 i Matthew J. Pescatore â€™01 James A. Sachs â€™01 2002 Amanda K. Asman â€™02 Amber S. DiPasquale â€™02 Stephanie A. Kaebnick â€™02 Johanna S. Kasper â€™02 Christian E. Lee â€™02 Neu Dia M. Parker-McWhorter â€™02 John F. Penney III â€™02 2003 Eliza S. Cross â€™03 Matthew R. Davis â€™03 Elliott Langston â€™03 Kathryn R. Neff â€™03 Kyle R. Nelligan â€™03 Amy Velte V. Olsen â€™03
Robert Outtrim III â€™03 Jennifer M. Tolaro-Heidbrink â€™03 2004 Jacob B. Barnett â€™04 George C. Ladd â€™04 i Ryan J. Walsh â€™04 2005 Laura A. Gage â€™05 i David H. Krisch â€™05 i Brittany L. Langston â€™05 Corbin S. Vreeland â€™05 2006 Amanda R. Arponen â€™06 Christopher M. Harris â€™06 James A. Harris â€™06 Zachary J. Jandl â€™06 Chris T. Kenefick â€™06 Meghan M. Lockerby â€™06 Tyler B. Maggiani â€™06 i Andrew P. Shugart â€™06 2007 Cassandra L. Howe â€™07 2009 Yeonsoo Choi â€™09 Sanders Dorough â€™09 Andrew S. Merinoff â€™09 Shannon Scott â€™09 2010 Nicholas A. Gendron â€™10 Katharine E. Howe â€™10 2011 Frederick Farmer â€™11 Jake D. Keohan â€™11 2015 Steven Randall â€™15 i
CURRENT TRUSTEES Corina L. Belle-Isle â€™80 Carolyn Blitz * Mark Candon * i Michael A. Choukas â€™73 * Chris A. Cota â€™66 * Stuart A. Eisenkraft â€™74 * Linda L. Fink Whitney A. Gay â€™67 * Penny Gendron i
David B. Holton â€™68 Mary Helen Holzschuh Penny Horowitz Peter F. Howe * Steven E. Karol â€™72 * Timothy J. Lord â€™69 * Donald G. McInnes â€™59 * George P. Moser Jr. â€™48 * Marvin S. Neuman * David E. E. Robinson â€™77 * Lee H. Ryder Jr. â€™90 Richard I. Stark Jr. â€™74 S. Tylor Tregellas Andrew C. Ward â€™93 * i
CURRENT FACULTY & STAFF Christine Armiger Anne Atkins i Mike Atkins i Margaret G. Bonney * Jesse Bopp Sean Brennan Wendy Brennan Wallace M. Brown * John Buser * Nicole Buser * Steve Cady * Jenn D. Calver Sean P. Campbell â€™70 Ricardo Carreno Ferreiro * William F. Carson Jr. * Nina M. Clark Thom Collins i Molly Corkery Gabarro i Seth Gabarro i Barbara A. Crosby Richess A. Crosby Kellie D. Crowder * i Phyllis Davis * Catharina Dawkins Annette Douglass Sarah Dunbar Matthew J. Eddy â€™95 * Joseph Gaudet Robert E. E. Harrington * Jeffrey S. Harrington â€™87 * i Ronald F. Hart Fanning M. Hearon III Mary Hepburn * Kelsey Hilliard David Hodgson â€™89 * Amanda Hodgson * Simon A. Jarcho i
Heather L. Johnson Jacklyn A. Jones John Kelly * David C. Kinney Ben Krahn David Lafave Karen Langston Amy Lanterman * Debra A. Lapatta Eryn E. Lockerby Martin Lynch David P. Machelor * i Chris Marks Eric Martinson * Russell Mayhew Maryann McArdle * i Lindsay A. McFillin Ella Bullock McIntosh â€™86 * Lisa Eckhardt McNealus â€™79 * Meghan Miklusak Ryan Miklusak Steven J. Miller Cynthia L. Murphy Inessa S. Muse Kyle R. Nelligan â€™03 Margaret Oâ€™Keefe i Thomas C. Oxholm â€™82 * Donna Parkhurst-Ascher i Katharine H. Perkins MaryBeth Peterson RN i Ethel Pike Tammy S. Plummer * Lawrence W. Rice â€™61 * i Lorna Schilling i Peter Sheldon Derrick J. Smidutz Thomas A. Sorci i Alexei Sotskov Julia Tadlock Robbie M. Tesar Deborah Tolaro * Victoria Vinidiktora Roger Westine Nathan Williams Leah Wilner-Deutsch
CURRENT PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS Gary Alexander and Lois Simms Alexander Rogger and Isabelle Alvarado Richard Anderson i David and Mara Arzi Mike and Anne Atkins 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)
H. Qawi and Angela N. Austin Maria Basescu and Mary M. Rodriguez i Bob Bejan and Bonne Bejan Jeff and Nancy Berger Alexander S. and Karin Blakeson Carolyn Blitz * Arthur and Doreen Boyd Sean and Wendy Brennan Heidi Brieger Wallace M. and Edith Brown * Guobin Cai and Sihong Zhu i Ricardo Carreno Ferreiro * Mary Chamberlin and Jonathan Jesup i Peter M. and Christy D. Charman i Connie Curlett Louis A. Datilio II and S. True Dow-Datilio Charles and Susan Donahue Mitchell and Jane Duran i Thomas Durnford and Lisa Clouet i Steven and Sita Eggelhoefer David A. and Linda L. Fink Anne K. Fitzgerald and Kevin L. Blue William Fitzgerald and Sally Pennington Thomas Flanagan and Judith Sabella Glenn and Penny Gendron * i Thomas Gerschman i Bradford T. Greene and Eva F. Greene Keith J. â€™82 and Michelle Handler Jamie Hartwright Bill and Jan Hauser Fanning M. Hearon III and Christy Coyne Tae Sook Heo Jeffrey R. and Mary Helen Holzschuh Yosuke and Sanae Izumi David H. and Sandra Johnson S. Melissa Johnson i Shin Young Kang and Jeong Eun Yeon Dong Seon Kim and So Yeon Jeong Karen Lavoie Nigel B. and Elizabeth A. Leeming Ke Li and Yumin Liu Xinglong Liu and Chai Yan David Mackey and Mary S. Bilder Tim W. McAfee Ella Bullock McIntosh â€™86 * John H. Jr. and Sandra T. McNary i Lisa Eckhardt McNealus â€™79 * Howard and Caren Merson Reed and Karen Miller Joseph and Amy Mizhir Inessa S. Muse Zaki and Kimberly Nashed i Errold and Tina Nelson Kenichi and Kyoko Ohtaka Shane P. and Elizabeth Oâ€™Keefe i Ned and Liz Olmsted i Lisa Ostrover i
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Katharine H. Perkins Julia M. and Fred Pierce William A. Poulton and Deborah L. Howe Robert P. and Patricia R. Reed Eleanor C. Riley-Perks Peter and Elisabeth Roos Thomas A. and Catherine Savoca Stephen and Maureen Scalzo Jared and Lisa Stolper i Yalong Sun and AiMei Yu Kevin and Patti Teamkin David and Lisa Therrien i Keith and Martha Thomas Anna Throne-Holst S. Stephen III and Pamela Tworig i Andrew and Nikki van der Vord Sylvain Vinet and Carole McNeil James T. Vlachos â€™75 and Sarah V. Murphy Richard and Ina Wallman Terrance and Kerri Walsh i Scott Wharry and Marilyn Wright-Wharry Nicholas W. and Winnie S. Yang Jeong Eun Yeon and Shin Young Kang Richard and Carolyn Ziegler
PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS OF ALUMNI Bob K. and Jeanne Abernethy * Linda C. Adrian i Linda Aitken William J. and Sally J. Allen Harold W. and Doran G. Anderson * i Michael Arato Joan W. Arms Christine Armstrong Warren W. Ayres and Susan Ayres * i Domenic and Belinda Bachand Patricia A. Barrett i Andre and Gabriele Bartel John H. Jr. and Caroline Beebe * Corina L. Belle-Isle â€™80 David W. â€™62 and Penny A. Bergeson * i Ingrid Bischoff and Paul Schwabe Jean Black J.A. and Deborah Bouknight i Annie M. Brabson * Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Brennan Kenneth Brown and Caroline Pilon Robert H. Brown Joel and Gail Cairns Robert M. Campbell â€™37 Sean P. â€™70 and Joan Campbell
Michael R. and Sally J. Candello * i Robert S. Cary â€™56 Ann L. Castagnola i Gregory J. â€™61 and Roberta Chase Michael A. Choukas â€™73 * Michael Jr. â€™46 and Juanita Choukas * Janet Cintron i William C. Clark â€™61 i Lawrence P. Cole Ph.D. â€™51 * Michael J. Collard and Megan Prior-Collard i Kenneth W. and Foy Cooley i Richard L. Cooper Jr. â€™61 Chris A. â€™66 and Sue Cota * Hugh P. and Carol K. Cota i Thomas S. Cowles and Rawiwan Kasetrevatin Perry P. Craver â€™40 * i Dennis and Anne F. Cross * Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Culkin Mark Curran and Margaret Straub Dan and Mary Davis * i William Jr. and Kathryn W. DeFord * i Stephen and Jacqueline DiDomenico N. Lincoln III â€™57 and Joyce Divoll * i Mary Meredith Dobyns Robert T. and Pamela A. Donaldson William M. Dow â€™47 i Diane Driscoll Charles A. Duboc * Bradley P. and Beverly Dunbar i Ian C. Jr. and Jenny Eddy Roger and Patricia Eisner Leanne M. and Todd Erickson i Donald W. Erion Jr. â€™61 Frederick G. Sr. and Ann Fischer i Richard T. Fitzgerald and Gail Nowaskey i Vera M. Fitzgerald * Bruce S. Foerster * Kevin and Elizabeth Foley John L. Frost Roger L. and Joyce Fuller * i Tamara Funk * i Alice M. Gagnier Franklin H. and Roberta Geist Charles Jr. and Margaret Gibbs * i Donald R. and Barbara B. Grant i Jim and Colleen Grout John R. and Eileen J. Guard Paul and Karen Gustafson i William H. and Leita Hamill i Francis J. Jr. and Marilyn R. Hamilton * i Roberta Handler Robert E. E. and Martha B. Harrington * Gerald Jr. and Leah Harris
Mr. and Mrs. G. William Helm Jr. i Mary Hepburn and Ryan Ostebo * William P. and Anne Herbert * Brett Holmes and Karen Schramm Kenneth and Judy Holzscheiter * Michael and Penny Horowitz William N. and Cynthia Hosley * i Peter F. and Janice V. Howe * Wentworth Hubbard Thomas Huntsman i John E. and Pamela Hutchinson * Thomas B. Inglehart â€™72 * i Harry and Barbara Ives * Barret S. and Jennifer Johnson i David B. and Andrea E. Johnson Gilbert H. Jones â€™41 * Lisa Lane and R. Michael Kasperzak Jr. Deborah and James Keane Paul E. and Diane Kelly David C. and Susan Kinney Michael E. and Patricia B. Kinney Russell W. and Susan Klein * i David Lafave and Margaret Oâ€™Keefe i Karen and Chris Langston Amy Lanterman * Richard A. Leary â€™43 Richard H. Leavitt â€™49 i Frank and Michele Leonardo * i Claire Lober Charles F. Jr. â€™55 and Susan L. Long Robert L. Long and Hope Norman i Timothy J. Lord â€™69 * John Lyman Jr. i Mary Jane Mackenzie * i Barbara Malatesta Carol Martin * i Maryann McArdle * i Donald M. McCall â€™66 Robert F. and Cathy L. McKeon * Dan and Dawn McKinley Paul A. Jr. and Jean A. McOwen Robert Merson Barbara Meyer i Theodore M. and Sara Meyers Joan Miller i William G. Jr. and Margaret H. Morton i George P. Moser Jr. â€™48 * Donald B. and Cynthia Murphy Blair T. and Holly Nance i Marvin S. Neuman * Denis T. Noonan III â€™60 i William J. Oâ€™Grady and Cheryl A. Parker i Kenneth and Connie Osgood Theodor Oxholm Jr. Hugh A. and Nancy Pennell Genevieve H. Pennington
Harvey C. Peterson â€™58 * i Bruce E. â€™69 and Janet H. Pratt i Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Price i Joseph Prior * i Jerome Pyfrom i Margaret J. Radin i Alan P. and Diane Raines * Lawrence W. â€™61 and Sara A. Rice * i David IV â€™65 and Judith L. Robinson * Stuart B. Robinson â€™45 i Edward J. and Leslie A. Roe i John M. and Martha Ross * Mark R. and Jane E. Rudolph Charles W. Russell Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman * Lorna Schilling and Falko A. Schilling i Donald B. Scholl â€™55 * John O. Jr. â€™74 and Mary Shepard Jerry T. and Hilary Simpson * Alexei Sotskov and Victoria Vinidiktora Werner W. and Mary Spitz * i Ronald J. and Patricia Stempien * Spencer and Linda Struble * Alexander M. Taft â€™44 Richard J. and Susan Talbot * Walter H. Jr. and Janice Tipert i Deborah Tolaro * David L. Torrey â€™49 * Peter E. and Elizabeth Van de Water * Carl J. and Cornelia Wallin * i Mollie Wallman i Thomas J. and Mary A. Walsh * i John F. and Priscilla Watson * Richard P. and Donna M. Weber * Barbara Widdoes * i Paul Jr. and Michele Wilcox Marilyn Wilson * Lawrence B. and Connie Woolson i
John Dugan Cynthia B. and Ronald Frattura Mary S. French i Matthew and Laurie Giordano Stephen Hardy James A. and Nancy Heffernan i Mark S. Herko Ph.D. * Eleanor H. Jenks i John and Barbara M. Keil Theodore and Nancy Kovaleff Craig A. and Susan Layton Elsa M. Luker * Kelly Maher Edward Massey i Matt McGuirk Eliza Michie Laurent David I. Newton * Edmund W. Nutting * James and Carolyn Olivier Catherine Quinlan * James L. Reagan i Ellen Reed i Lee B. Reed * Jo T. Ryan i Timothy J. and Tish Saburn Stephen D. Schuetz John S. and Mary Sikes Martha E. Smith Irmgard Stebbins Susan Stolba Donald Tinney S. Tylor Tregellas * David and Amy Vachris Dorothy K. West and Peter North * i Thomas and Martha Whittington Mary J. K. Williams Detlev W. and Karin-Jacqueline Winter H. Phyllis Zins i Loyal Order of Moose - Family Center 527 i
FRIENDS Steven W. August Katherine L. Babson * Sally C. Bell * Carolyn Boday Charles Bolesh Peter J. and Darcy Caldwell Mark Candon * i Virginia Canfield * i Catherine Caron i Arnold D. Castagner * Gail P. Chase i Carol Chivers Sandra Chivers i James C. and Kristen H. Laine Robert F. Dall
BUSINESSES, CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS ACE Charitable Foundation Aetna Bridge Company Aetna Foundation Inc. * i Agnes M. Lindsay Trust * American International Group Arthur and Edith Roth * Bank of America * Bryce and Kathi Blair * C & H Transportation Inc i C.E. & F.C.A. Foisy Foundation Costume Ladies, LLC
Cota & Cota Oil Dalio Family Foundation, Inc. Daniel E. Ford Fund Durand Toyota Ford ExxonMobil Foundation Inc. * i Flanniganâ€™s Irish Pub Humana Inc. i I and B Neuman Foundation Inc. James E. & Constance L. Bell Foundation Jay R. Monroe Memorial Foundation i Jewish Communal Fund Kelsey Manufacturing Services, Inc. Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation Morrison & Tyson Communications i Nomura America Foundation Northwestern Mutual Foundation PG & E Corporation Foundation * i Pitney Bowes i RBC Wealth Management Reebox Foundation Richard â€™55 and Barbara Whitconm Foundation Richard DeMartini and Jennifer Brorsen * Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation SPC Marcom Studio Square Spot Publishing, LLC Stevenson Brown Porter Fund T.S. Peck Insurance The Charles E. Harwood Trust * The Colin Spence Charitable Trust The Pearson Family Charitable Foundation Thomas Transportation Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, PC UBS Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program Wright Janeway Family Fund *
GIFTS MADE IN RECOGNITION In Memory of Stan Billings Dwight S. Davis Jr. â€™46 In Memory of Angus C. Black â€™41 John H. Anderson II â€™61 David M. Young â€™64 In Memory of â€œDocâ€? Millard Bosworth Peter T. Katzenbach â€™64 Richard E. Parker â€™55 Alastair H. MacDonald â€™50
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In Memory of Don Brodine Theodore M. and Sara Meyers In Memory of Arlene A. Brown Robert H. Brown In Memory of Josiah Brown â€™00 Dr. J. Whitney Brown, MD â€™40 In Memory of David E. Canfield â€™53 Virginia Canfield In Memory of John L. Carter â€™39 Robert O. Beardsley Jr. â€™39 In Memory of Kendall Chase â€™34 Gail P. Chase In Memory of Warren Chivers John H. Anderson II â€™61 Mary Meredith Dobyns John W. Tremaine â€™51 Charles H. Edgerton â€™85 Stephen A. Brink â€™55 Sandra Chivers Carol Chivers In Honor of Michael Choukas Jr. â€™46 David M. Young â€™64 Sandra Chivers In Memory of James E. Compson Richard G. Compson â€™60 In Memory of Peter A. Culkin John Dugan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Culkin In Memory of Edwin R. Fellows Russell M. Fellows â€™62 In Memory of George M. French, Jr. â€™41 Mary S. French In Memory of Duncan L. Jenks â€™63 Eleanor H. Jenks
In Memory of John Lucy David M. Young â€™64 Bruce E. â€™69 and Janet H. Pratt Douglas J. Wood Jr. â€™59 In Memory of Bill Luring David B. and Andrea E. Johnson Mary J. K. Williams In Memory of Ralph Perkins Bruce E. Pratt â€™69 and Mrs. Janet H. Pratt In Memory of Glenn A. Reed â€™38 Ellen Reed In Memory of Dr. Saville James G. Muse â€™86 In Memory of Eva â€˜Katâ€™ Shepard Theodore and Nancy Kovaleff In Memory of David T. Stebbins â€™40 Irmgard Stebbins In Memory of Mrs. Edward L. Swan Richard B. Swan â€™78 In Memory of Laurence W. Titman â€™31 Jo T. Ryan In Memory of Edward A. Toothaker â€™57 E. John Dinkel III â€™57 In Memory of Ed â€œBeanoâ€? Tripp John H. Anderson II â€™61 Stephen A. Brink â€™55 In Memory of Saul Wallman Mollie Wallman In Memory of Ralph O. West and Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. West Dorothy K. West and Peter North In Memory of Helen P. Westergren Gary P. Westergren â€™58
In Memory of Dwight Kahld â€™57 Winston E. Wood â€™51
In Memory of Marjorie and Edward Wilson Marilyn Wilson
In Memory of Charles Kent â€™43 Hugh Garvin Jr. â€™42
In Memory of Chip Wolcott Stephen C. Turner â€™87
In Memory of Carroll Kinney Mary J. K. Williams
In Memory of Frederick L. Zins H. Phyllis Zins
GIVING BY FUND â€“ RESTRICTED GIFTS CLASS OF 2012 GIFT â€“ THE 2012 HOUSE Anonymous (2) Ryan C. Alberto â€™12 Kara M. Alvarado â€™12 Rogger and Isabelle Alvarado Isabel Alvarez Gonzalez â€™12 Jamel Artis â€™12 David and Mara Arzi Jordan Arzi â€™12 Abhay Ashlyn â€™12 Jordan J. Becker â€™12 Harry Bergenfield â€™12 Jeff and Nancy Berger Marina R. Berger â€™12 Alexander S. and Karin Blakeson Magdalene C. Blakeson â€™12 Carolyn Blitz Arthur and Doreen Boyd Arthur J. Boyd â€™12 Heidi Brieger Anna R. Brown â€™12 Wallace M. and Edith Brown Samuel A. Carlisle â€™12 Tyler R. Cartwright â€™12 Benjamin P. Charbonneau â€™12 Connie Curlett Louis A. Datilio II and S. True Dow-Datilio William B. Datilio â€™12 Troy Davine â€™12 Curtis L. Davis â€™12 Giulia S. Di Stefano â€™12 Sierra DiMartino â€™12 Martin Dixon-Green â€™12 Andrea R. Dunkle â€™12 Frederick Farmer â€™12 Andrew Fink â€™12 David A. and Linda L. Fink Thomas Flanagan and Judith Sabella Vincent Flanagan â€™12 Raquish S. Foster â€™12 Chelsea Fowlow â€™12 Daniel C. Gendron â€™12 Glenn and Penny Gendron Sebastian Gerschman â€™12 Thomas Gerschman Rachel E. Graber â€™12 James C. Griffiths â€™12 Alexander J. Grody â€™12 Evan Haberman â€™12 Won Seok Han â€™12 Kollin Handler â€™12 Jamie Hartwright
Taylor M. Hartwright â€™12 Harland R. Haskins â€™12 Moises Helfon Abadi â€™12 Ashli C. Hoser â€™12 Tyler J. Hurd â€™12 Ayaka Izumi â€™12 Yosuke and Sanae Izumi Zerong Jin â€™12 David H. and Sandra Johnson Shelby L. Johnson â€™12 Alexander L. Kahn â€™12 Samuel B. Keener â€™12 Dylan Kelsey â€™12 Yeon Jun Kim â€™12 Megan S. Knight â€™12 David J. Kohler â€™12 Jonathan W. Kraiger â€™12 Ryan J. Labrie â€™12 Zhen Lai â€™12 Hee Jae Lee â€™12 Brendon Leeming â€™12 Nigel B. and Elizabeth A. Leeming Chang Liu â€™12 William L. Lolagne â€™12 Evan A. Lyman â€™12 James R. Lyman â€™79 David Mackey and Mary S. Bilder Elisabeth Mackey â€™12 Jack P. Mackey â€™12 Brendan J. Maloney â€™12 Jacob Marmor â€™12 Tim W. McAfee Turner McAfee â€™12 Collin J. McKenzie â€™12 Howard and Caren Merson Rebecca M. Merson â€™12 Robert Merson Herve L. Mudahakana â€™12 Charlotte B. Murphy â€™12 Zaki and Kimberly Nashed Ziad H. Nashed â€™12 Errold and Tina Nelson Nathan J. Nelson â€™12 Emily Noonan â€™12 Maximilian C. Nowinski â€™12 Sung Seok Oh â€™12 Kenichi and Kyoko Ohtaka Ryuichi Ohtaka â€™12 Josh R. Oliver â€™12 Jessica M. Osceola â€™12 Ian Pattison â€™12 Kyle A. Perfect â€™12 Alexander Phillips â€™12 Julia M. and Fred Pierce Christopher G. Pollino â€™12 Andrew S. Poulton â€™12
William A. Poulton and Deborah L. Howe Jared P. Reed â€™12 Robert P. and Patricia R. Reed Trevor J. Reynolds â€™12 Eleanor C. Riley-Perks Galen R. Robinson â€™12 Isaac Saba â€™12 Thomas A. and Catherine Savoca Thomas M. Savoca â€™12 Daniel W. Scalzo â€™12 Stephen and Maureen Scalzo Jessica Schaumburg â€™12 Daniel Schmidt â€™12 Thomas B. Snyder â€™12 Maretta R. Sonn â€™12 Joseph Stefanik â€™12 Joshua W. Sullivan â€™12 Steven S. Tabor â€™12 Hayley Teamkin â€™12 Kevin and Patti Teamkin Abigail Thomas â€™12 Keith and Martha Thomas Anna Throne-Holst Cedric Vinet â€™12 James T. Vlachos â€™75 and Sarah V. Murphy Richard and Ina Wallman Samuel J. Wallman â€™12 Austin Wharry â€™12 Scott Wharry and Marilyn Wright-Wharry Tae Yean Won â€™12 Jordan Wright â€™12 Ethan C. Y. Yang â€™12 Nicholas W. and Winnie S. Yang Tae Jun Yoon â€™12 Fengfan Zhang â€™12 Yan Zhu â€™12 Andrew D. Ziegler â€™12 Richard and Carolyn Ziegler
PARENTâ€™S ASSOCIATION Rogger and Isabelle Alvarado David and Mara Arzi Jeff and Nancy Berger Cameron and Leslie Brown Wally and Edith Brown Stephen and Susan Burt Ricardo Carreno Ferreiro Barbara and Stephen Cohen Casey â€™89 and Jenn Cota * Felice DiMartino Charles and Susan Donahue Colleen Donahue â€™13 David and Linda Fink Glenn and Penny Gendron
Teese and Vicky Gohl Keith ’82 and Michelle Handler Jay Hodgson Jeffrey and Mary Helen Holzschuh Steve Karol ’72 Nigel and Elizabeth Leeming James Lyman ’79 David and Laurie Noyes Ned and Liz Olmsted Ricardo and Yslebsiri Perez Kathi Perkins David and Sarah Persha Bill and Deb Poulton Scott Powers Joseph and Patricia Reggio Jeffrey and Carolyn Salzman Tom and Cathy Savoca Kevin Seifert ’80 Frank and Lynn Spendley Kevin and Patti Teamkin Steve and Pam Tworig Andrew and Nikki van der Vord Terry and Kerri Walsh Scott and Marilyn Wharry
John and Elizabeth Yingling Athens Pizza Black River Produce The Inn at Saxtons River
ENDOWMENT GIFTS Michael Joseph Arato ’09 Scholarship Fund Michael Arato Matthew and Laurie Giordano George Boday Jr. ’51 Scholarship Fund Frederic H. Nichols ’56 Nicholas M. Grout ’03 Scholarship Fund Jim and Colleen Grout Mark Curran and Margaret Straub James and Carolyn Olivier Charles Bolesh Mark R. and Jane E. Rudolph Cynthia B. and Ronald Frattura
Kelly Maher Craig A. and Susan Layton A. Reed Hayes III ’64 Environmental Fund Estate of A. Reed Hayes Robert L. Long Headmaster’s Discretionary Fund Bruce S. Foerster Susan J. Murphy Scholarship Fund Donald B. and Cynthia Murphy Nutting Family Endowed Scholarship Edmund W. Nutting May Camp and Webster U. Walker Jr. Fund Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation Peter E. and Elizabeth Blaisdell Van der Water Scholarship Fund Peter E. and Elizabeth Van de Water
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