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In Loving Memory

Admissions

Alumni Profile

Places and Faces

Remembering Bruce “Mac” McCormick

2015-16 New Student Profile

Meet Our New Faculty and Staff

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Building a Legacy

The Next Generation of Leadership: Candice Cline Kenan ’00

2015-16 Board of Trustees

5 Headmaster’s Letter Welcome to Our Centennial Year

6 Commencement Congratulations Class of 2015 Baccalaureate and Legacy Commencement Marshals Students Recognized with School Awards Faculty Honored by Their Peers

Scholarships Attract Top Students to VES Refer a Bishop Today

26 Development Donors Deliver Recordbreaking Annual Fund 2014-15 Annual Fund by the Numbers

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In Memoriam

Alumni News Alums Prevail in 29th Annual Rock Lee Alumni Baseball Game Bishops at the Beach Draws Alumni Crowd to Coastal Carolina Pinehurst Invitational Visit with VES on the Road Events Calendar

2014 and 2015 Senior Class Gifts Transform World Language Classrooms

28 Reunion 2015 Record Crowd Returns to VES for Reunion, Honors Phil Garmey

Humility: The No. 1 Character Trait for Success Failure Is Part of the Journey, Success Is Never Earned Alone Class of 2015 College Selections Class of 2015 Graduates Playing Sports in College Twelve Inducted into Cum Laude Society

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Class Notes

OCTOBER 2015


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IN LOVING MEMORY

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Remembering

Bruce “Mac” McCormick I N E A R LY AUG U S T, we lost our beloved friend, Bruce McCormick. Not only was Bruce our Senior Master, having taught English at VES since 1970, he also will always be remembered for being the consummate and longest-serving dorm master, having lived 29 of his 46 years with VES as a dorm parent. Bruce was our greatest storyteller, thoughtful counselor, respected colleague, and mentor. In recent years, Bruce battled cancer with grace. We will miss Bruce every time we see a bow tie, hear a grammar miscue, listen to Shakespeare, sing together in chapel or visit the “T-Room.” We also will rejoice that for a little while we walked together with this good man. We have been lifted by the outpouring of love; a celebration of his life as family and friends gathered for services featuring Bruce’s favorite readings, hymns and songs by Bach; a reception at VES; and a farewell to Bruce at the start of the school year when a portion of his ashes were scattered under his tree on the front lawn.

DURING MY TIME AT VES, I WAS ALWAYS DRAWN TO BRUCE MCCORMICK’S KINDNESS, STORYTELLING AND LEGENDARY HUMOR. HE ALWAYS GAVE ME GOOD ADVICE—ADVICE I STILL FOLLOW TO THIS DAY. HE MADE A LIFELONG IMPACT ON ME AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS. WE SHOULD ALL STRIVE TO BE LIKE BRUCE.” – JAMIE JOHNSON ‘73

We h a v e s m i l e d o f t e n a s w e r e a d t h e m a n y r e m e m b r a n c e s o f B r u c e o n s o c i a l m e d i a . Please continue to share your stories about MAC at #MacMemories.

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2015-16

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Virginia Episcopal School, founded in 1916 in Lynchburg, VA, is an independent, coeducational college preparatory boarding and

SPENCER W. MORTEN III ’72

JOHN E. BAUKNIGHT IV ’85

MICHAEL K. ALFORD ’82

Georgetown, SC

BOARD CHAIR Bassett, VA

BOARD VICE CHAIR Jacksonville, NC

day school for students in grades 9-12.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AND EDITOR IN CHIEF

Catherine Hunter Varner CLASS NOTES EDITOR

Max Meador

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mary Stuart Battle Tee Brogan ’15 Abby Martin ’17 Courtlandt Smith ’17 Adam Underwood Catherine Varner CONTRIBUTORS

Garth Ainslie ’83 Tommy Battle, Jr. ’83 Elizabeth Blaum Justine Button Henry Clarke ’03 Will Cook ’08 Allison Ebert Ron Hood ’74 Margaret Lyle Jones ’95 Tabitha Lang Sandra Ross Ryland Scott Sarah Elizabeth Sterne ’89 DESIGN AND EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Rivers Agency, Chapel Hill, NC

STANLEY C. ARCHIBALD III ’73

VES.ORG

MISSION STATEMENT

engaging community which guides students to strive toward full stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual, and personal growth.

MATTHEW L. BRANDON ’88 Lynchburg, VA

THEODORE J. CRADDOCK ’64 GP ’19

LAURA M. BEASLEY P ’09

KATHY K. CRAFT P ’13, ’19

VICE CHAIR, ADVANCEMENT Colerain, NC

W. EARLE BETTS III ’68 P ’97, ’02 HONORARY TRUSTEE/EX-OFFICIO Charlottesville, VA

THE RIGHT REVEREND MARK A. BOURLAKAS EX-OFFICIO Roanoke, VA

C. LYNCH CHRISTIAN III ’69

CHAIR, FINANCE & INVESTMENTS Lynchburg, VA

MARY HODGES GEORGE ’89 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT/EX-OFFICIO Mt. Pleasant, SC

JESSICA S. GRANEY P ’09 VICE CHAIR, FINANCE Charleston, WV

ALAN E. HARER ’63

CHAIR, BUILDING & GROUNDS Raleigh, NC

Lynchburg, VA

Greensboro, NC

BARBARA N. HOWARD P ’12 Hampden-Sydney, VA

GEORGE WILSON MARTIN, JR. ’73 Winston-Salem, NC

WILLIAM F. MORRISETTE, JR. P ’09 Greensboro, NC

WILLIAM L. PANNILL ’73 Martinsville, VA

LESSLIE HAMILTON RAY ’00

West Palm Beach, FL

MEGHANN KING RITCHESON ’01 Washington, DC

STEWART M. RODDEY ’82 Richmond, VA

WILLIAM E. SANFORD II ’77 Philadelphia, PA

ROBERT C. WATTS III ’65 Onancock, VA

LEE C. HERBERT ’74

HONORARY TRUSTEE/EX-OFFICIO Lynchburg, VA

CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON TRUSTEES Charlottesville, VA

R. CHAMBLISS LIGHT JR. ’71 P ’06, ’07 VICE CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON TRUSTEES Lynchburg, VA

Virginia Episcopal School is an

WILLIAM L. BOWLES ’72

CHAIR, ADVANCEMENT Charlotte, NC

SEAN K. JENKINS Virginia Episcopal School 400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA

Spartanburg, SC

JOEL T. C. WILLIAMS ’85 P ’17

VICE CHAIR, BUILDING & GROUNDS Raleigh, NC

P = PARENT GP = GRANDPARENT


H E A D M A S T E5 R ’ S L E T T E R

WELCOME TO OUR

Centennial Year! As we open this historic centennial year

being challenged in academics, athletics or personally.

of school, we are excited to welcome our

Our generous donors are investing heavily to ensure we

students to campus and to have all of you as an important part of our VES family. We have great plans to celebrate our 100 years of educational leadership. We opened the school year at full enrollment with

have a bright future. I believe we are the best small school in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast because of our great mission and the alignment of our people, culture and programs around this mission. Bishop Jett would be very proud of us all. Let’s celebrate!

245 students. These very capable young adults are surrounded by one of the most talented and dedicated faculty teams ever assembled at VES. Sadly, we are one fewer with the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Bruce McCormick. As we enter our 100th year, VES is in a position of strength. We compete well for top faculty and staff who want to live and work in an engaging boarding community. We attract students who want to place

G. THOMA S “TOMMY” BATTLE, JR. ’83 HEA D MA STER

themselves among like-minded peers who enjoy

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Congratulations

2015 CLASS OF

ON M AY 23, students, families and friends

gathered on the front lawn of Virginia Episcopal School for the 99th Commencement ceremony to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2015.

Fifty-two students earned their diplomas and one English Speaking Union (ESU) student received her certificate. This day marked the end of a week full of activities for the seniors and their families.

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LINDEMAN EDGAR ’16, WILLIAM LUPTON ’15, HAYDN UPDIKE ’17, CHAPLAIN ADAM WHITE

2015 LEGACY STUDENTS WITH THEIR PARENTS WHO SERVED AS COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS


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B A C C A L A U R E AT E A D D R E S S

“Seniors, you have now reached graduation, the ultimate moment of your VES career. You will come to appreciate that the foundation of your Lawrence C. Hicks ’71, former VES Trustee and father of two Bishops (Haynes ’08 and Christian ’15), gave the keynote address at the school’s Baccalaureate Service and shared these words of wisdom.

character, with God’s help, was born here at VES. You will understand that Toward Full Stature is not a marketing slogan. Toward Full Stature is a journey, not a destination, traveled with God’s guidance.”

2015 LEGACY MARSHALS

Th is yea r’s lega cy f a milies includ ed ( lef t t o righ t) : MR. D. SCOTT ZECHINI ’84

(Nicholas Zechini ’15)

MR. M. RUTHERFORD MAYS III ’77

(Robert Mays ’15)

MR. LAWRENCE C. HICKS ’71

IN VES TRADITION, LEGACY PARENTS

(Christian Hicks ’15)

SERVED AS COMMENCEMENT

MR. R. DALE MEEKS, JR. ’90

MARSHALS, LEADING THE PROCESSION

(Bryant Meeks ’15)

DOWN THE FRONT STEPS OF JETT.

MS. ELIZABETH W. CAPEL

standing in for

TH E L ATE J. SMI TH CAP E L , J R . ’8 2

(Frances Capel ’15)

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PHIL GARMEY AND BRUCE MCCORMICK LEAD THE FACULTY PROCESSION DOWN THE FRONT STEPS OF JETT

ROBERT MAYS ’15, BETHANN KING ’15

ASHLEY LEE ’15 (VALEDICTORIAN), MADISON ANDERSON ’15


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ROMEY POORE ’15 IS CONGRATULATED BY SPENCER MORTEN III, CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AS HE ACCEPTS HIS DIPLOMA

MICHELLE STAGGERS ’15 ACCEPTS ATHLETIC AWARDS

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Students Recognized with School Awards

MADISON ANDERSON

TOWNSEND BROGAN

LANDON COURVILLE

HANNAH HARGROVE

ANNE ELISE HASTINGS

School French Award

School Art Award

James Ira Pritchett III ’30 Big Brother Award

School Drama Award

School Music Award Henry W. Mattfield School English Award

CHRISTIAN HICKS

JAMES JENKINS

KATLYN LAYMAN

ASHLEY LEE

CHRIS LI

School Award

Head Counselor Award

Headmaster’s Award

Harold I. Donnelly Valedictorian Award

John W. Gannaway School Mathematics Award

Spencer & Reed Award for the Chair of the Honor Committee James Ira Pritchett III ’30 Big Sister Award

George Alfred Hotelling ’53 Memorial Award


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VES presents awards to students in recognition of their achievements and unique gifts in the areas of academics, athletics, the arts, and community life.

SOPHIE LI

TAYLOR ANN MASSIE

MATT MEADOWS

BRYANT MEEKS

ALEX PEYCKE

School Spanish Award

James W. Hopkins School Writing Award

Colonel Hal Pope Costolo Memorial Athletic Award

Frederick William Carrington ’41 Memorial Athletic Award

Chaplain’s Prize

MICHELLE STAGGERS

NICK VAN DYKE

VICTORIA VARAH

William Swan Formwalt ’32 Athletic Award

John M. Ladd School History Award

Senior Class President Award

Thomas Moore Carruthers ’20 Memorial Athletic Award

School Science Award

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FACULT Y

Honored BY

THEIR PEERS

Paul Fulton, Jr. ’53 Master Teacher Award C HA D HA N N IN G MARGARET T. BOURNE CHAIR OF SCIENCE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LIFE

Named for Paul Fulton, Jr., a member of the Class of 1953, this award honors the teacher who, in the opinion of fellow faculty members, most nearly represents the ideal of the “Master Teacher,” demonstrating: • Mastery of his or her academic discipline • Superior classroom instructional and motivational skills CHAD HANNING ENJOYS TIME WITH SACHA KILLEYA-JONES ’16

• Evidence of stimulating further interest in the academic field beyond the classroom • An active interest in students outside the classroom

“MUCH LIKE BATMAN, WHOSE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, DETECTIVE SKILLS AND ATHLETIC PROWESS PLACE HIM AT THE ZENITH OF HUMAN POTENTIAL, CHAD HANNING REPRESENTS THE ZENITH OF AN EDUCATOR’S POTENTIAL.”

As shared at Commencement, “Those of you who are fans of DC Comics know that Batman actually has no superhuman powers. He relies on his own scientific knowledge, detective skills, and athletic prowess, which place him at the zenith of human potential. Much like Batman, Chad Hanning represents the zenith of an educator’s potential. An exceptional teacher who engages students with his contagious fascination for chemistry, Mr. Hanning is always available for extra help. He has a gift for simplifying complex concepts. He is a technological detective—searching for new ways to present old material. But where Chad has Batman beat is that he is a wonderful father, husband, neighbor and friend.”


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Each year, VES faculty select two of their colleagues to receive awards recognizing excellence in teaching, their deep commitment to students and their contributions to the life of the school.

Smith Family Award DA R KO SE D LA R DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY HEAD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH

The Smith Family Award is given annually in recognition of excellence in teaching, and the making of meaningful connections with young men and women. Acknowledging the many ways in which teaching can occur, the award is not restricted to those who demonstrate their excellence in the area of academics, but includes those demonstrating excellence in athletic, aesthetic, or spiritual areas as well. DARKO SEDLAR IS PICTURED AT REUNION WITH DIANE AND CLARK SMITH ’65, WHO ESTABLISHED THE SMITH FAMILY AWARD

“TO BECOME A LEGENDARY FIGURE ON CAMPUS YOU NEED SOME DISTINGUISHING PHYSICAL TRAIT. DARKO IS 6'6". BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A CAMPUS ICON...YOU NEED TO BE A CRACKERJACK FOR YOUR SUBJECT.”

Darko Sedlar was recognized for this award with these words: “To become a legendary figure on campus you need some distinguishing physical trait. Darko is 6’6”. If you happen to have an unusual accent, even better. Darko is from Croatia. Some say it helps if you have a catchphrase, something like, ‘No Excuses’ or perhaps ‘Ball Is Life.’  But if you really want to be a campus icon, there is one foolproof method: you need to be a crackerjack for your subject. And that is most certainly Darko Sedlar. As Director of Academic Technology, Mr. Sedlar speaks ‘technology’ perfectly and his knowledge makes teachers’ lives easier, and turns students into dedicated videographers. He introduced us to the world of Google Apps. He pilots our VES video drone. He has initiated a new four-year computer science curriculum. Outside the academic day, Darko heads Ainslie Dorm and he coached our 2014 girls basketball team to their first State Championship.”

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Humility The No. 1 Character Trait

For Success

SE N IORS, THI S I S YOU R DAY. Today we will celebrate your Full Stature and the journey to fulfill our shared ambitions for you. I have never worked with a group of young people who are so singularly committed to this concept of interdependent success. As I have reminded each of you on occasion, half of who we become is God-given; the other half is formed by the circle of relationships that surround us. Excerpts from the Commencement Remarks of Headmaster G. Thomas “ To m m y ” B a t t l e , J r . ' 8 3

The Class of 2015 has taken this concept to heart. You care openly for each other and have helped set a high standard for hard work and ethical behavior. The younger students on campus feel welcomed and encouraged in your presence. That trait is more important than you know in a world where more often than not teens can feel rejected and discouraged. A recent study predicted that 47 percent of the U.S. workforce has a high probability of being replaced by technology…47 percent! So, will half of you struggle to find meaningful employment in your careers? I don’t think so, and here is why.


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THE CLASS OF 2015 HAS TAKEN THIS CONCEPT TO HEART. YOU CARE OPENLY FOR EACH OTHER AND HAVE HELPED SET A HIGH STANDARD FOR HARD WORK AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR.

Professor Edward Hess at UVA’s Darden School of

How many stories could we re-tell of a team of VES

Business believes that humility is the No. 1 job skill

students—whether the Quiz Bowl led by Landon, Nick

needed for the future where smart machines will

and Alex; girls lacrosse led by Michelle, Tee, Taylor

displace workers in many industries.

and Caroline; or, boys lacrosse led by Matt, Romey, Peyton, Brady, Nick and Curren—where the seniors

In a recent Forbes article, Professor Hess states that

were maybe—or maybe not—the most talented players

an intense focus on developing the key skills of critical

on the team. But it didn’t matter at all to them. These

thinking, innovative thinking, and high emotional and

leaders were more focused on building up a great team

social intelligence—better listening, open-mindedness,

versus pursuing individual accolades.

effective collaboration, for example—will be required to succeed in tomorrow’s competitive world.

So, Class of 2015, never forget that good Bishops are humble. It is through this humility that you pursue

Friends, Professor Hess is describing the Class of 2015.

your Full Stature. And in this pursuit, you will

I think immediately of Christian Hicks and Katlyn

accomplish greatness that impacts the world and

Layman, James Jenkins and Louis Williams, Taylor Ann,

the people around you.

Isabel, Sylvie, Beth Ann, Mike Cheng or Jacob Early. Frankly, I could list this entire class. This group so

Thank you for your leadership, your friendship and,

embodies this ethos of humility.

most importantly, your humility.

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FAILURE Is Part of the Journey,

SUCCESS Is Never Earned Alone.

dangers of sugar and the importance of sleep. We will never forget your waking us up early before the APUSH exam day to go running and then buying us Starbucks black coffee so that we could “crush it”! Mr. Smith, thank you for always reminding us that “it is not where you go, it is what you do once you are there... .” Every member of the Class of 2015 has had moments when we needed friends, teachers, roommates, advisors and dorm parents to keep us moving in the right

Excerpts from the address of Ji Eun (Ashley) Lee, 2015 Harold I. Donnelly Va l e d i c t o r i a n

direction. No matter where we may end up in the future, we will always continue our journey toward full stature, and we will never forget all the lessons we learned here. So my goal as I leave VES today is to always be the girl with great ambition in pursuit of her dreams—to never let the fear of failure keep me from finding the perfect

A S A CH I L D, my grand dream of being a famous

notes to express my hopes for the future and

cellist began. I loved everything about cello, even the

my happiness in the present.

blisters and daily practices. My goal was to attend Yewon, the prestigious art school in Korea. However, physical limitations got in the way [and I had to accept] that I would only play the cello as my hobby, dashing [my] dream. My life has been full of ambition and seemingly impossible dreams. And the dreams that have come true for me have only done so after countless failures. But failure is just one part of the entire process— it is never the end. I’ve learned that, as long as I pursue my dreams with passion, I don’t need to feel regrets. I also have learned that dreams cannot be achieved without the

I HOPE THE ENTIRE CLASS OF 2015, AND THE UNDERCLASSMEN WHO CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY HERE, WILL REMEMBER THAT FAILURE IS NECESSARY SOMETIMES, AND THE SUPPORT OF A COMMUNITY LIKE THE ONE

help and support of those around you. Success is

THAT SURROUNDS US RIGHT NOW

never earned alone.

CAN GIVE US THE COURAGE AND

Thanks to Mr. Button, we know how to look out for our

STRENGTH WE NEED TO MAKE

friends, especially in times of trouble, and we know the

OUR DREAMS COME TRUE.


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SEE MORE COMMENCEMENT AND REUNION WEEKEND PHOTOS, AMONG MANY OTHER ACTIVITIES AT VES, ONLINE AT VESP HOTOS.SM UG M UG .COM

TOP WILL WEST ’16, JAY GREGG ’17, GEORGE BATTLE ’16 AND LELIA BATTLE ’16 MIDDLE LEFT LOUIS WILLIAMS ’15 MIDDLE RIGHT TAYLOR GONDI ’15, CAROLINE MCCRARY ’15 BOTTOM CHRISTIAN WONG ’15 AND HIS FAMILY

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Class of

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Madison Anderson

Will Huffines

Tyler Pecario

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

AVERETT UNIVERSITY

Tee Brogan

James Jenkins

Alex Peycke

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

BERRY COLLEGE

Sylvie Job VIRGINIA TECH

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Delante Jones

Zeil Ren

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

EMORY UNIVERSITY

BethAnn King

Tyler Shao

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Frances Capel BELMONT UNIVERSITY

Mike Cheng CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Landon Courville WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY

Miranda Daly

Romey Poore

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Katlyn Layman

Jacob Early

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Michelle Staggers

Ashley Lee

Peyton Thomasson

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Candice Fang

Chris Li

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

VIRGINIA TECH

Isabel Eaton

UCLA

Brady Updike

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Taylor Gondi

Nick Van Dyke

Sophie Li

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

WELLESLEY COLLEGE

Brogan Graves

Victoria Varah

Michelle Martin

SEWANEE: UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Maggie Guo MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

Hannah Hargrove

Curren Vaughan ELON UNIVERSITY

Taylor Ann Massie

Louis Williams

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Robert Mays

LYNCHBURG COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

Anne Elise Hastings

Laura Wisniewski

Caroline McCrary

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

VIRGINIA TECH

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Christian Wong

Taylor McHugh

Christian Hicks UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Meredith Hodges

DUKE UNIVERSITY

BRYANT UNIVERSITY

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

John Carr McIlnay

Nick Zechini

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Matt Meadows SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Julia Zwetolitz

Mary Frances Hoover

Bryant Meeks

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

RADFORD UNIVERSITY

QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE

Thomas Hudgins

Hannah Ogbomo

VIRGINIA TECH

VIRGINIA TECH

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Class of 2015 Graduates

P L AY I N G SPORTS IN COLLEGE

Michelle Staggers

Delante Jones

Taylor McHugh

Matt Meadows

Brady Updike

DUKE

LACR OSS E

A M E R I CA N UN I VE R SI T Y

B AS K E T B A LL

BE N T LE Y UN I VE R SI T Y

B AS K E T B A LL

SO UT HWE ST E R N UN I VE R SI T Y

LACR OSS E HA M PDE N - SY DN E Y CO LLE GE

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Cum Laude Society

INDUCTEES THE HIGHEST ACADEMIC AWARD PRESENTED AT VES

CL ASS OF 201 5 Townsend Brogan Landon Courville Katlyn Layman Caroline McCrary Ziel Ren Michelle Staggers

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In the spring, VES inducted 12 juniors and seniors into the Cum Laude Society, founded in 1906 to recognize top academic achievement in leading independent schools. Membership in the society is, next to valedictorian, the highest academic award presented at VES.

Riley Head Ellen Huang Diane Kwak Richard Lin

BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT LANDON COURVILLE ’15, RILEY HEAD ’16, RICHARD LIN ’16, ZEIL REN ’15 MIDDLE ROW LEFT TO RIGHT HEADMASTER TOMMY BATTLE ’83, MAGGIE ZHOU ’16, MICHELLE STAGGERS ’15, CAROLINE MCCRARY ’15, KATLYN LAYMAN ’15 FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT DIANE KWAK ’16, CAROLINE MILLER ’16, ELLEN HWANG ’16, TOWNSEND “TEE” BROGAN ’15, HISTORY MASTER DOUG SMITH

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Caroline Miller Maggie Zhou


ADMISSIONS

2 015-16

New Student Profile 245 total students at VES

45 boarding

9th grade - 50

22 day

10th grade - 17

73 new students

6 five-day boarding

11th grade - 5 12th grade - 2

NEW STUDENTS

GRADES

DAY

FEMALE

30%

34%

46% MALE

BOARDING

54%

66%

MALE/FEMALE RATIO

BOARDING & DAY STUDENTS

RESIDENTIAL STATUS

STUDENTS OF COLOR

LEGACIES & SIBLINGS

22%

STATES

78%

31%

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INTERNATIONAL

USA

16 students

58 students

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Virginia 31 students

China

(19 from Lynchburg)

Germany

North Carolina 19 students

COUNTRIES

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Other States 5 students

(Texas, Washington, District of Columbia, West Virginia, South Carolina)

Hong Kong Mexico Turkey United Kingdom

REPRESENTING THE WORLD


SCHOLARSHIPS AT T R AC T TO P S T U D E N T S TO V E S

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Building

a Legacy

VES Introduces the Prestigious Merit-Based

BISHOPS SCHOLARSHIP Designed to attract prospective boarding students ready to fulfill the VES mission of striving Toward Full Stature across academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth, this prestigious award will be granted each year to two students entering 9th or 10th grades. The top recipient will receive a scholarship that covers 85 percent of tuition costs. The student receiving our second place award will receive an award that covers 50 percent of tuition costs. Partial merit awards may be given to additional top ranking students. We are looking to our alumni, trustees and current parents in particular to identify qualified candidates and nominate those students for this award. Please visit ves.org/BishopsScholarship.

Our Merit Scholarship for Day Students JOSEPH STERNE ENROLLED IN THE CLASS OF 2019, MAKING HIM THE FIRST CHILD OF AN ALUMNA TO ATTEND VES.

SPARKMAN SCHOLARSHIP Virginia Episcopal School awards two Alton P. Sparkman Honor Scholarships each year to new day students entering 9th or 10th grades. The award covers one-half of the current day student tuition and is renewable as

HIS MOTHER, SARAH ELIZABETH PERROW STERNE ’89, CURRENTLY SERVES AS VES’ SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR.

long as the student remains in good academic standing with the school.

W E I N V I T E YO U TO R E F E R A B I S H O P TO DAY. V I S I T V E S .O R G O R C A L L 4 3 4 . 3 8 5 . 3 6 07.

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DEVELOPMENT

2014-15 Annual Fund

Thank You, Bishops! You did it! You helped VES reach a record level of annual giving!

BY THE NUMBERS

1,184 DONORS

100% FACULTY AND TRUSTEE PARTICIPATION

LYNCHBURG RICHMOND RALEIGH NORTHERN VA/MD/DC CHARLOTTE ROCKY MOUNT TOP CITIES BY DOLLARS AND DONOR NUMBERS

ON BEHAL F OF T H E E N T I R E V E S C OM MU NI T Y, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the more than 1,100 donors whose gifts propelled the 2014-15 Annual Fund over the $1.26 million mark for the first time in VES history. It is the strength of the VES Annual Fund that provides

EVERY GIFT COUNTS

$51,850 IN GIFTS OF $100 OR LESS

for the margin of excellence in all that VES does—beyond what is possible with tuition alone. Exceptional teachers, extraordinary students, competitive athletics, a growing arts program, experiential learning, engaging student life and leadership programs, and a campus you can be proud of—your gifts make it all possible.

37 GIFTS OF $10,000+

Thank you for your personal commitment to the school’s success! WWW.VES.ORG/GIVE • 434.385.3700

6 GIFTS OF $25,000+


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2014 and 2015 Senior Class Gifts TRANSFORM

World Language Classrooms OV E R T HE SU MME R , the World Language

Current brain research tells us that when students

classrooms in Pendleton received a total makeover,

move, they are more engaged, learn better and

thanks to the generosity of the 2014 and 2015 graduating

remember more. In addition, providing opportunities

classes and their parents. With fresh paint, flooring

for collaboration, creativity and innovative thinking

and lighting, our students are thrilled with the brighter

through unique learning spaces promotes achievement

space. We also introduced new technology and furniture

in the classroom and beyond. At VES, we are putting

that was carefully selected to promote enhanced

this science to work with new desks that allow for easy

learning and critical thinking.

reconfiguration of groups and chairs and stools that rock and roll, literally.

“

Providing opportunities for collaboration, creativity and innovative thinking through unique learning spaces promotes achievement in the classroom and beyond. - SARAH CUCCIO A S S O C I AT E H E A D O F S C H O O L

N E X T T I M E YO U A R E O N C A M P U S

Please stop by Pendleton and see how your contributions are TOP WORLD LANGUAGE FACULTY: DR. ANNE STACHURA; JEN ANDERSON, DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND GLOBAL INITIATIVES LEADER; JOCELYNE FRAZIER; MADISON ROGAS AND MATT JOHNSON

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REUNION 2015

Record Crowd Returns to VES for Reunion, Honors Phil Garmey FRI DAY EVENING WAS TE R R IFIC with live music and our traditional Beer and Barbeque on Box Plaza. Peter Edgar, father of Lindeman ’16, from Wilson, NC, pulled his smoker to town and prepared an entire pig with all the fixings. What an aroma on this campus!

TOP LEFT FORMER HEAD COUNSELORS CELEBRATE TOGETHER: DONTAY RILEY ’99, TOMMY BATTLE ’83, MARY ELIZABETH NOTARIO ’00, CLINT GOWEN ’95, WILL COOK ’08, BECCA BEESON ’06 TOP RIGHT WILL HUNTER ’10 AND JESS FORD ’10 (JULIE HENTHORN ’10 OVER THE SHOULDER) BOTTOM LEFT “H” CARY ’64 AND WIFE, SUE BOTTOM RIGHT STEVE REINHARDT ’75, BOBBY WATTS ’65 AND CHARLIE BURTON ’67


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CLASS OF 1985 WITH FORMER HEADMASTER CHARLEY ZIMMER

A crowd of nearly 400 Bishops crowded into Van Every

CLASS OF ’65

Saturday night, June 6, for Phil Garmey’s retirement

Our William King inductees

celebration—capping an incredible reunion weekend. Following a delicious offering from Meriwether Godsey, the program and remarks—some poignant, some barbed, all quite meaningful regarding the guest of honor began. Headmaster Tommy Battle opened the “roast” and was followed by former headmasters Charley Zimmer, Sandy Ainslie, and good friend Paul

CLASS OF ’85 They kept the pool lights shining brightly all night

CLASS OF ’00 Their weekend in Lynchburg was a real shot in the arm to the Cavalier and T-Room

Feinman ’77, each with his unique remembrance and

CLASS OF ’05

perspective. In a special moment, Garmey’s daughter,

Who definitely had the most fun at Garmey’s retirement dinner

Erin, delivered an emotional toast to her dad. As during graduation, Phil addressed the audience in typical Garmey fashion—with both hilarious quip and

CLASS OF ’70

thoughtful phrase, and was warmly received as a fitting

Who took over Ainslie dorm

close to a wonderful career. By a close vote, the Class of ’70 takes the prize. In an With record reunion registration, every class was well

ironic twist from their days as students, this class

represented. It was a little tougher, however, to decide

mandated a dress code for all members while they were

which class was the most spirited. Careful consideration

on campus. They proudly strolled around in the ugliest

was given to the following:

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REUNION 2015 WAS AN EVENT NOT BE MISSED. START MAKING PLANS FOR REUNION 2016 NOW. JUNE 10-12, 2016

TOP GARMEY TABLE MIDDLE LEFT FOUR VES HEADMASTERS: TOMMY BATTLE ’83, PHIL GARMEY, CHARLEY ZIMMER AND SANDY AINSLIE MIDDLE RIGHT WITH CURRENT AND FORMER FACULTY COLLEAGUES: MARY STUART BATTLE, CATHERINE GOMEZ-GOODNOW, PHIL GARMEY, PETER GOODNOW, KATHY FLOURNEY BACK ROW: GEORGE ARLOTTO, SARAH CUCCIO, DEBBIE LEAKE, BOB LEAKE AND CHUCK FLOURNEY BOTTOM CHARLEY ZIMMER PREPS PHIL FOR RETIREMENT WITH A FLAK JACKET


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NEVER MISS Making Your Gift to the Annual Fund! Set it and forget it with the Bishops Monthly Giving Program.

VES is pleased to offer the Bishops Monthly Giving Program, which features both security and convenience for you, and provides the benefit of consistent Annual Fund support for the school. It’s easy to set up online or over the phone at 434.385.3700.

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT VES.ORG/GIVE

S E E H OW YO U R M O NTH LY GIFT RE ALLY AD DS U P

$10 PER MONTH

$50 PER MONTH

$160 PER MONTH

$120

$600

$1,920

THINK OF IT AS A COUPLE OF STARBUCKS COFFEES OR ONE LUNCH EACH MONTH TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE PREP SCHOOL

THE EQUIVALENT OF A MOVIE NIGHT WITH YOUR BESTIE EACH MONTH

EARNS YOU MEMBERSHIP INTO THE 1916 SOCIETY

YEARLY

YEARLY

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REUNION 2015

TOP LEFT WILL BULLOCK ’00, SARAH BULLOCK, RACHEL MOORE, AND ALLAN WALLER ’00 WITH WIFE LISSA WALLER TOP RIGHT TYLER LEAKE ’10, BOB LEAKE, ALLIE WINSTEAD ’10, AND CHELSEA GILES ’10 MIDDLE LEFT TRUSTEE JOEL WILLIAMS ’85 PRESENTS HEADMASTER TOMMY BATTLE ’83 WITH REUNION GIVING CHECK BOTTOM LEFT ATTENDEES VISIT THE NEW EXERCISE ROOM IN VAN EVERY BOTTOM RIGHT ROB TAYLOR ’75 AND IAN SAUER ’75


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TOP MOLLIE PERRY, FREE PERRY ’05, RAGGS RASCOE ’05, JAKE DUNAWAY ’05, BRILEY RASCOE, ADDIE CROUCH ’05, AND LAUREN GREENE ’05 MIDDLE LEFT VES’ NEWEST WILLIAM KING SOCIETY MEMBERS: FRANK BOOKER, GEORGE SNIDER, CLARK SMITH, JEP ROSE AND TED VADEN. NOT PICTURED: BOBBY WATTS MIDDLE RIGHT EMELINE THORPE ’10 AND ELIZA PARROTT ’10 BOTTOM LEFT JEP ROSE ’65 AND FRANK BOOKER ’65 WITH THE 1965 TRACK AWARD BOTTOM RIGHT WILL MICHALOVE ’05, FORREST WILLIAMSON ’05 AND SPENCER BARKSDALE ROGERS ’05

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CLASS OF ’65 Jep Rose George Snider Frank Booker Clark Smith Bobby Watts (inset) CLASS OF ’70 John Lane Andy Prather Clay Ferebee ’69 Sawyer Manly Bill Duff Bob Peterson Dick Trotman Jim Bonner

Rice Matthews Gunner Murphy Neil Partrick Gray Murray David Russell Tom Dewitt-Rickards Bill Pully Steve Johnson Parker Lumpkin Tommy Manning Prescott Gay Taylor Putney Charles Merritt

class of 1965

class of 1980

class of 1970

class of 1985

class of 1975

class of 1995

CLASS OF ’75 John Cook George Costas Paul Kehrer Claude Dawson Steve Reinhardt Ian Sauer Wood Beasley Ed Elder Bill Lanford Not pictured: Rob Calvert Jimmy Feinman Robert Goode Rich Mahone Ben Moomaw Steve Wilhoit

CLASS OF ’80 Lee Parker George Lupton Bruce Ross CLASS OF ’85 Chris Langley Chris McCabe Eric Jacobs Jeff Hamm Evan Clark Mason Brugh Joel Williams Alex Turner Clay Grubb Davis Thompson Jim Bury

John Byrne Fen Rascoe John Bauknight CLASS OF ’90 Not pictured: Virginia Haslam Cline Richard Wharton CLASS OF ’95 Rawley Vaughan Emily Vaughan Michelle Phillips Robbins Sarah Ream Staunton

Kenzie Fox Coats Drew Cook Meredith Moran German Ryan Cunningham Clay Campbell Charley Zimmer Gail Zimmer Suzanne Fawsett-Reams Brook Lewis Robinson Margaret Lyle Jones Leigh Spencer McCarthy


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THE CLASS OF 1985

Creating Their Legacy class of 2000

LED BY REUNION CLASS CHAIRS Fen Rascoe and Joel Williams, 16 spirited members of the Class of ’85 came back and quickly returned to the ways of their younger days—including heckling Mr. Zimmer just as they did 30 years ago. In the months leading up to Reunion Weekend, however, these classmates had serious conversations with one another about establishing a meaningful

class of 2005

legacy for the school that means so much to them. The Class of ’85 raised more than $82,000—giving at a level more than 10-fold greater than their prior reunion year. Several class members made multi-year commitments to both the VES Annual Fund and our Vision 2016 campaign: Andrew Babb, John Bauknight, John Byrne, Clay Grubb, Chris Langley, and Joel Williams. Thank you to all the members of the Class of 1985 for

class of 2010

CLASS OF ’00 Franklin Paisley Boo Moore Julie Singleton Willis Anne Bolling Gaines Ranier Candice Cline Keenan Mary Elizabeth Wagoner Notario Lesslie Hamilton Ray Will Bullock Phillip Ray CLASS OF ’05 Forrest Williamson Francie Woodin

Tiffany Burton Susannah Obenchain Lictenstein Hannah Gallagher Will Michalove Raggs Rascoe Addie Crouch Whitney Cast Sarah Cummings Spencer Rogers Will Brawley Penn Clarke Carlos Vergara Bruce Bentley Blake Birdwell Lauren Greene Jake Dunaway

your reunion gifts!

CLASS OF ’10 Raleigh Knight Anna De Loache William Smith Julie Henthorn Prescott Gay Carpenter Walden Avery Gant Eliza Parrott Will Hunter Clara Moomaw Emeline Thorpe Tabitha Lang (staff) Sam Mallott Simmons Haigh Allie Winstead Nan Bowden

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ALUMNI PROFILE

TH E N E X T G E NE RAT IO N O F

Leadership Candice Cline Kenan ’00 Remembers Friend and Honors Faculty with $250,000 Commitment

“MOV I NG TO LYNC H BU RG was one of the best things that ever happened to me,” says Candice Cline Kenan ’00, who arrived at the Old 160 in the fall of 1997 from Beckley, West Virginia. “I was so fortunate to have amazing teachers and coaches in addition to the life-long friends I made at VES. I am glad that I can contribute in some way to the school that truly means so much to me.” If you ask Candice about her passion for VES, she quickly turns the story to two individuals who remain close to her heart today: Lesslie Hamilton Ray ’00 and VES Athletic Director Bob Leake.

LEFT CANDICE CLINE KENAN ’00, MARY ELIZABETH WAGONER NOTARIO ’00, LESSLIE HAMILTON RAY ’00 AND PHILLIP RAY ’00 AT REUNION 2015 RIGHT MARTINA BILL ’99, LESSLIE HAMILTON RAY ’00, AND CANDICE CLINE KENAN ’00 AS STUDENTS

A Note of GRATITUDE

A LI TTLE OVE R A W E E K AGO, the Headmaster invited me into his office. He saw me at lunch and said he needed to talk with me. I immediately began to

Hello! Seems like just yesterday that you were running up and down the wing on the soccer field.

rethink the previous week and wondered what I may have done wrong. When I arrived at his office, Henry Clarke, Garth Ainslie, Sarah Cuccio and Tommy Battle were all there. Tommy proceeded to tell


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One of the first people Candice met when she arrived on Perkins Dorm was her pot-luck roommate, Lesslie Hamilton. A life-long best friendship began—they have traveled together, served as bridesmaids in each other’s

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weddings, and have been there for each other all these years later. After Lesslie’s younger brother Bobby Mueller ’08 died suddenly in 2011, Candice wanted to honor him by remembering his too-short life with a named space on campus. Since Bobby was both technologically savvy and also played the saxophone in the music ensemble, the Robert Gettys Lesslie Mueller ’08 Recording Studio became the ideal tribute. The studio will be a modern, sound-proof space for recording and mixing music within the school’s William King Center for Arts and Leadership, now under construction. The other person Candice wanted to honor with her Vision 2016 commitment was her government teacher and soccer coach, Bob Leake. In 2014, after 30 years of service to VES as a coach of girls’ soccer, field

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hockey, swimming, softball, and boys’ basketball, soccer, swimming, and baseball, Bob was appointed VES Athletic Director. To commemorate his promotion and the profound impact Bob had made on Candice, she gave the Robert David Leake Athletic Director Suite to honor her mentor and friend. “During his years as a coach, faculty member, and faculty advisor, Bob has made a lasting impact on a generation of students,” said Candice. “It’s only fitting that this new space reflects his students’ appreciation to Bob for his life’s work of positively influencing the lives of young people.”

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Finally, in anticipation of her 15th reunion, Candice made a five-year leadership annual fund commitment. The Annual Fund, the most important fundraising initiative that VES undertakes, provides unrestricted, discretionary spending for the school’s greatest needs, including funding faculty salaries, housing, professional development, field trips, and everything in between. “I made this gift because I believe in the future of VES,” says Candice. C a n d i c e C l i n e Ke n a n ’ 0 0 i s t h e E xe c u t i ve D i re c t o r o f t h e C l i n e Fa m i l y Fo u n d a t i o n . She lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Graham.

me of your generosity and that, as

the traditions of the school and

running around the Old 160. To have

a result, the office complex area in

hopefully impact, in some small

something like what you have done

the new addition, would be named

way, the students who pass through

goes beyond my wildest dreams and

in my honor. I cannot tell you the

our halls, classrooms, and sporting

expectations. VES will always be my

wave of emotion that overcame me

venues. To see the alumni when

home and I truly, truly appreciate

at hearing that.

they come back at reunion and

what you have done for the school.”

share the stories of days gone by is I have tried, in my 30 years of service

by far the best time of the year for

at VES, to be someone who respects

me and many of us old timers still

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ALUMNI NEWS

Alums Prevail in 29th Annual Rock Lee Alumni Baseball Game ALUMNI

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T H E 20 15 ALU M S got back on the winning track by defeating the VES varsity baseball team “the Varsity” 9 - 2 in the 29th Rock Lee Alumni Baseball Game. The three Alumni pitchers— Mike Toney ’64, Dale Meeks ’90, and Zack Jones ’11—yielded no earned runs and struck out 12, with Jones striking out 10 of the 15 batters he faced. PHIL GARMEY THROWS OUT THE CEREMONIAL FIRST BALL

Deborah Burton sang the National Anthem and Phil Garmey threw out the first pitch. After the Varsity tied it up in the bottom of the fourth, the Alums ran away with the game in the sixth. The teams and fans enjoyed great weather, perfect field conditions, and much fun playing the great game of baseball. The Varsity leads the series 16 - 12.* *You’re right; it doesn’t add up to 29. One year the teams mixed it up with The Varsity and Alums playing together.

TEAM PHOTO COACH MAX MEADOR, DALE MEEKS ’90, JEFF EGGELING (FORMER STAFF), SPENCER KING ’09, TRES WEED ’85, ZACK JONES ’11, BOB BOWDEN ’09, ROB CAMPBELL ’04, MIKE TONEY ’84, AND CHRIS GRAHAM ’97

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ALUMNI NEWS

BISHOPS AT THE

BEACH

DRAWS ALUMNI CROWD TO COASTAL CAROLINA

LAURA BEASLEY, HELEN WOOLARD ’09, SHELDON WOOLARD ’06, SUE WOOLARD AND FRANCIE JENKINS


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V E S st af f and faculty, alumni, prospective students and friends gathered in Nags Head, NC, in July for a “Bishops at the Beach” bash. More than 100 supporters enjoyed an evening of great company, great food and loads of fun.

THE CENTENNIAL TOUR RV—HOSTED BY VES ARCHIVIST AND FORMER FACULTY BK MUNDY ’67 AND HIS CO-PILOT BELLE—MADE ITS COASTAL DEBUT. Several families graciously hosted this event: Peggy Anne and Roland Vaughan ’61, Laura and Wood Beasley ’75, Lyn and Joe Jenkins, Liza and Joel Williams ’85, Sue and John Woolard ’76 (owners of the new OBX restaurant Rooster’s Southern

TOP BRILEY RASCOE, RAGGS RASCOE ’05 AND PEGGY ANNE VAUGHAN BOTTOM RON HOOD ’74, DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS, WITH THE CENTENNIAL TOUR RV

Cooking, which catered the evening), Norman and Jaquelin Perry, and Gina and Dawson Rascoe ’77.

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ALUMNI NEWS

TOP LEFT ROLAND VAUGHAN ’61 TOP RIGHT STEWART RODDEY ’82, SALLY RODDEY AND GARTH AINSLIE, ASSISTANT HEAD OF ADVANCEMENT MIDDLE LIZA WILLIAMS, LISA RASCOE AND KATIE RASCOE BOTTOM JOEL MUSE ’59, LINDY MUSE, MARY STUART BATTLE AND PEGGY ANNE VAUGHAN


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R ES U LTS

F R I D AY

LOW NET Charlie Burton ’67

LOW GROSS Claude Dawson ’75

CLASS CUP Brent Holmes ’73 Ron Hood ’74 Rick Gant ’71

S AT U R D AY

Commissioner’s Cup FIRST PLACE Rick Gant ’71

Pinehurst INVITATIONAL

Jim Dudley ’76 JB Brewer ’08 Ian Sauer ’75

SECOND PLACE Ron Hood ’74 Blitz James ’77

A l u ms w i th a pe n c h a n t fo r

Larry Lynde ’77

g o l f returned for the 16th annual

BK Mundy ’67

VES Alumni Golf Invitational and

THIRD PLACE

had a great two days of connecting

Brent Holmes ’73 Steve Reinhardt ’75

with each other and 36 holes

Frank Roddey ’76 Crash Craddock ’77

at Pinehurst.

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Visit with VES

on the

Road

The VES Advancement team and the Centennial Tour RV will be on the road

Alumni Tailgates

this fall and winter hosting alumni and

WASHINGTON & LEE @ HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

admissions events across the mid-Atlantic.

We invite you to join us for these fun events. And because VES graduates and their families are the school’s most valuable marketing tool, we ask that you help

Saturday October 10

UVA @ UNC

Saturday October 24

Admissions Day Student Open Houses at VES Monday October 12

Tuesday November 3

promote the prospective family events through word of mouth and social media. VE

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Admissions & Alumni Regional Gatherings RALEIGH, NC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

GREENSBORO, NC

CHARLESTON, WV

CHARLOTTE, NC

ELIZABETH CITY, NC

Wednesday October 7 Sunday October 11

Sunday October 18

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Wednesday November 4

Wednesday November 11

Sunday November 22

WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Sunday November 1

Admissions Overnight Open Houses at VES Sunday-Monday October 25-26 Sunday-Monday January 17-18


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J O I N US

for These Special Events October 16–17

(Friday and Saturday)

December 12 (Saturday)

April 22–24

(Friday through Sunday)

FALL PARENTS’ WEEKEND

LESSONS AND CAROLS

SPRING FAMILY WEEKEND

May 20

BACCALAUREATE

May 21

COMMENCEMENT

(Friday)

(Saturday)

June 10–12

(Friday through Sunday)

REUNION AND CENTENNIAL FINALE WEEKEND Welcoming back the classes ending in 1 and 6 and bringing a close to our Centennial year celebration

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PLACES AND FACES

M EET OUR

New Faculty STAFF and

At VES, delivering an exceptional experience is part of our promise. At the heart of that commitment are our highly talented, creative and dedicated teachers and staff. When our families arrived on campus at the start of school, they met these new faces.

FACULTY

BRIAN CAMPBELL

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT CHAIR Brian comes to VES with 18 years’ experience in academics as a teacher, team leader, community service director, and an athletics coach. He and his wife, Sara, and their child, Owen, 2, left Charlotte, North Carolina, in July to join our VES community. Brian will serve not only as an English Teacher, but as dorm parent of Ainslie and distance track coach. He received his B.A. in English and History from Bowdoin College and his M.A. in Liberal Studies at Dartmouth College. His interests include track, cross country, drama, debate, and community service.

WILL GREENE

MATH DEPARTMENT CHAIR HEAD GOLF COACH After three years at Wesleyan School in Atlanta, Ga., Will is returning to VES to assume the role of Mathematics Department Chair. Will is originally from Richmond, Va., and attended high school at Collegiate School. He graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Religion, along with extensive coursework in Mathematics and Business. Will’s teaching duties will include AP AB Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, and Geometry. He will also return to serve as the Varsity Head Golf Coach, Head of Ainslie Dorm, and Advisor to the freshmen class. His other interests include numerous sports, reading, church, and travel.


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PETER JACKSON

PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY TEACHER Peter finished up a summer internship at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., where he experienced every facet of boarding school faculty life. He received his B.A. in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Aside from his position as a Physics and Chemistry Teacher, Peter is a student council advisor, soccer and tennis coach, and a dorm parent of Pendleton. His interests include both alpine and cross-country skiing, playing club soccer, watching Patriots football, acting in short films, investing in stocks, and relaxing with friends in foreign countries.

SUMMER JONES

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR HEAD VARSITY VOLLEYBALL COACH Summer Jones is from Lynchburg, Va., where she attended Brookville High School and actively contributed to the volleyball, girls basketball and softball programs. After earning her Associate Degree in Education, Summer attended Longwood University in Farmville, Va., double majoring in Sociology and Criminology. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, Summer coached volleyball through Central Virginia Volleyball as well as both volleyball and girls basketball at Brookville Middle School. She is now in the final stage of earning her master’s degree in Sociology with a cognate in Criminology from Longwood. Summer is working in our athletic department as the Assistant Athletic Director. Her seven years of coaching experience at various levels, from middle school to collegiate, will be invaluable as she heads our varsity volleyball program and coaches our junior varsity girls basketball team.

ALAN METCALF

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TEACHER Alan comes to VES by way of Erie, Penn. He will be teaching AP Environmental Science and a new Human Anatomy and Physiology course, as well as taking over and expanding the Sustainability program. His wealth of real-world experience and degree in Environmental Science will provide his students a very practical and relevant learning experience. Alan has a B.A. in Environmental Science with a Minor in Education from Robert Morris College where he graduated Cum Laude. Alan has experience at independent boarding schools in Princeton, NJ (The Hun School of Princeton) and southern New Hampshire (Dublin School) where he taught courses that included AP Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Health and Nutrition, and Meteorology. He has served as a head boys lacrosse coach for several high schools as well as coached collegiately at NCAA Division II Mercyhurst University, Division I Robert Morris University, and Division III Washington and Jefferson College. He will be assisting the boys lacrosse program here at VES. He and his wife, Shelley, and two children, Coleman and Emily, will be living on New Dorm.

NANCY SALE

LEARNING RESOURCES COORDINATOR Nancy is an educator with 34 years of school experience in special education, library media and school administration. Before joining VES, she was the Executive Director of Churches for Urban Ministry, a small nonprofit in downtown Lynchburg, as well as an instructor in the School of Education at Lynchburg College. She received her B.A. in Special Education, M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities, and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership all from Lynchburg College. Nancy and her husband, Donall, live in Lynchburg and have two daughters. Their first grandchild is due in December. She enjoys kayaking on the river, walking, and sitting on her porch with a good book.

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ANNE STACHURA

WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER Anne comes to VES to teach Spanish. Previously an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Texas-Pan American, Anne enjoys having the chance to help students through language engagement and advising. Anne received her B.S. in Spanish from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Virginia. In addition to her position as a Spanish teacher, Anne is a dorm parent for Perkins, an advisor for the junior class, and a cross country coach. Her interests are running, traveling, and theater.

JESI THOMPSON VISUAL ARTS TEACHER

Jesi comes to VES from Massachusetts where she grew up in a small town on Cape Cod. She received her B.A. in Ceramics and in Art Education from East Carolina University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Jesi has seven years of teaching experience, instructing a variety of mediums at a public high school in North Carolina. She is currently working on her masters through East Carolina University with a projected graduation date of May 2016. Her personal interests include her love for the ocean, outdoor adventures, creating ceramic artwork, cross fit, and traveling to visit family. She is excited about joining VES to inspire creative and innovative thinking.

ZACHARY WAKEFIELD HISTORY TEACHER

Zach joins the VES history department as a world history and government teacher. He is a native of Hummelstown, PA. He received his B.A. in History from Juniata College where he played football. He earned his M.A. in History at Auburn University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Auburn’s history program, writing his dissertation on civil rights, transnational politics, and southern history. In addition to teaching, he is looking forward to coaching football and wrestling at VES. Zach is a dorm parent on Pendleton.

STAFF SUSAN BROWN

ASSISTANT TO THE HEADMASTER AND TO THE ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL Susan comes to VES with 21 years’ experience in the banking industry and six years’ experience in academia. During Susan’s years at a local bank, she had the privilege of meeting and working with several VES alumni. In her six years at Sweet Briar College, she worked with donors and students and knew this was the career path she wanted to continue. Her interests include puzzles, trivia, games, hiking, and spending time with her husband, Steve, and two grown sons.


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CATHERINE VARNER

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Catherine is a senior marketing and communications executive with more than 25 years of experience developing and executing programs designed to support key business strategies. At VES, she leads our efforts to enhance the visibility of our VES brand, tell our story to all audiences, and keep the VES community informed and engaged. She is actively involved in the arts community, serving on the board of the Academy of Fine Arts and the marketing advisory committee for Opera on the James. Catherine is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English and Political Science, and she received her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder. A native of Atlanta, Catherine and her husband, Bill, reside in Lynchburg, Va., with their two children, Julia, 12, and Will, 10. Her interests range from the arts and travel, to reading and giving back to the community, to horses, baseball and Carolina basketball.

MIKE GARDINER

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING HEAD BOYS LACROSSE COACH Mike comes to VES from Charlottesville, Va., where he taught and served as Head Coach of boys varsity lacrosse at The Covenant School. He not only brings award-winning lacrosse coaching skills but also experience in investments, communications and organization as well. In addition to his position as Assistant Director of Annual Giving at VES, Mike is an advisor for the junior class, dorm parent in Randolph, and Head Coach of the boys lacrosse team. He received his B.A. in History and International Business from Lehigh University where he also played lacrosse. His interests include hiking, running, swimming, and spending time with his nine-year-old daughter, Maddie.

RYLAND SCOTT

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR Ryland graduated from Lynchburg College with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. During her time there she was a member of the women’s lacrosse team and served as a captain her senior season. She is a graduate of the Steward School in Richmond, Va. Ryland has two younger sisters who live in Richmond with her parents and one older sister who lives in Roanoke. In addition to being an admissions counselor, Ryland also will be an assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey. In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing sports, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

JEFF YOUNG IT TECHNICIAN

Jeff comes to VES with 15 years’ experience working in the Information Technology field. For the past nine years, Jeff served as the IT Technician and Network Technician at Sweet Briar College. Before that, he taught Information Technology courses at Old Dominion Job Corps and served as Network Administrator. Jeff is a 2000 graduate of Lynchburg College and has been a resident of Amherst County his whole life.

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Class Notes ALUMNI 1928 DR. JOHN RISHER, the oldest VES alumnus, was honored at a seated lunch at VES to celebrate his 105th birthday and honor Dr. Risher on reaching this monumental moment in his life.

as a member of the Carilion Clinic board of directors.

Thanks to TED VADEN for sending this photo of some of his classmates attending Reunion Weekend.

1963 BILL POE, along with his wife, Judy, and son, JT ’97, visited the VES campus in the fall of 2014. They toured the latest projects around the campus including the Poe Café in the Hight Library.

Class of ’65 Friends at Alumni Reunion: Frank Booker, George Snider, Clark Smith, Jep Rose, and Ted Vaden

1966 Tommy Battle ’83, Dr. Risher ’28, and Ron Hood ’74

1956 VES offers its sympathy to former board chair HUGH PATTERSON on the death of his wife, Douglass, on March 9, 2015.

1959 GEORGE CARTLEDGE, JR. recently was honored by the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. The medical center renamed its patient transport center the George B. Cartledge Jr. Center for Transportation in honor of his nearly 40 years of service

The Poe family: Bill ’63, Judy, and JT ’97

1965 GEORGE HARRIS has retired as publisher of the Martinsville Bulletin after a 43-year career with the newspaper. He joined the Bulletin in the press room. After holding various positions over the years, he became publisher in March of 2013. George and his wife, Lou, have three children and two grandchildren.

ALEX FLOYD has been appointed a director to the statewide board of the North Carolina Community Foundation. As a member of the board, he will provide leadership in the areas of funds development, grant making and strategic planning to ensure that the organization continues to meet community needs across the state. Alex is the founder and president of Floyd Oil Company.

DAN (ART) GIFFORD in a friendly wrestling match with ERSKINE BOWLES ’61

1968 VES offers its sympathy to former trustee DOUG LANE; DAVID LANE ’03, ED LANE ’04, MIMI CORWIN ’03, MINNIE LANE ’14; and former trustees LANDON and JOHN LANE ’70 on the death of their mother, grandmother and aunt, Minnie Lane, on March 21, 2015.

1969 CLAY FEREBEE and his wife, Deborah, own and operate Sunflower’s Café, located in downtown Raleigh. They were featured in the May issue of Boom Magazine. (Thanks to OLIVER CRAWLEY ’71 for sending the article.)

1971 CHAM LIGHT has been elected vice-chair of the Board of the Library of Virginia for 2015-2016. He also serves as the vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of Jones Memorial Library. Cham is serving as co-chair of his Class of 1976 Reunion at the University of Virginia in June 2016.


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1972 TAD BROMFIELD competed in another IRONMAN competition. This event was IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3, a half triathlon. Tad finished the race in 6:35:18 and was 23rd out of 69 in his age group. He improved his personal record by 4 minutes.

Tad Bromfield ’72 completing the Chattanooga IRONMAN competition

THE HONORABLE JERRAULD C. JONES was presented the 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award by Virginia Bar president, Kevin E. Martingayle, during the 45th Annual Criminal Law Seminar in Williamsburg. In his letter nominating Jones, Martingayle wrote, “I have seen Judge Jones function as a legislator, lawyer, and member of the judiciary. He is consistently focused, prepared, kind, insightful, compassionate and intelligent. He has been one of the finest legislators, lawyers and judges I have had the pleasure of knowing, and he has touched the lives of many in a consistently positive way.”

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JIM FEINMAN , ROBERT GOODE , and Laurel Feinman celebrating at the Phil Garmey retirement dinner

PARKS SNEAD, Lynchburg Police Chief, will retire in October of 2015. Parks has been the department’s chief since 2008 and a police officer for 24 years before that. He was interviewed in the April 25 edition of The News & Advance on his views concerning issues facing the department and the city of Lynchburg.

1979

JIM DUDLEY ’76 entertaining ’75 classmates at his restaurant, Jimmy on the James, during Reunion Weekend Jerrauld Jones ’72 (center) receiving the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award

The VES community offers our sympathy to current trustee ROB TAYLOR on the death of his mother, Jean Taylor, on July 8, 2015.

WILL “TUCK” TUCKER, a world-class animator, is teaching graphic and animation design at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Will has worked on programs like “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Hey Arnold!”, and his 30 years of experience in the industry will benefit him in his courses at Longwood.

Our oldest child, Hunter (VES ’05, Virginia Tech ’09), was married to Charity Spanski (B.S. and Master’s in Accounting from Virginia Tech) in late July in Lynchburg! We are thrilled!

A Higginbotham Family Update

They are settling into their house in Lynchburg, so at least one child will be living relatively close to our home. MEG (VES ’06, William & Mary ’10) continues to teach high school English at Flint Hill School in Oakton and only has one more summer’s coursework before completing her master’s degree in English. WIN (VES ’10, VMI ’14) is stationed in Anchorage, AK, and is doing well. He was able to fly home for Hunter’s wedding. SUMNER (VES ’13) and I had a nice visit with Win in Alaska in late May. Sumner is about to leave for William & Mary for his senior year. The years have flown by!

—PHYLLIS HIGGINBOTHAM

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1980 RANDY MEADOR, while traveling on business in Arkansas, met GARRETT JETER for dinner. Garrett is working on his PhD at the University of Arkansas.

systems can be just as vulnerable to cyber attacks as other corporate networks. Tommy and his business partner, Rob Murchison, were interviewed in the June 11 issue of the Charlotte Observer.

Tommy Shircliff ’83 and business partner, Bob Murchison Class of ’80 Garrett Jeter and Randy Meador

1981

JOE IRBY, CHUCK MCCARTHY, JOHN DIXON, and JOHN LEE reminisced about their VES years at a recent VMI Reunion.

1990

Classmates JARED DAWSON, JIM BATTLE, MATT JOYNER, and ROBERT WORKMAN recently met at the Cavalier in Lynchburg for a beer and conversation.

MIKE MCPHATTER and family enjoying the Duke-Liberty University baseball game

1991 1984 In August, CABELL CROWTHER was reappointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Commonwealth’s Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. Cabell is principal of Crowther Landscape Architecture in Concord, VA.

ARIE RICHARDS has been promoted to Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Army and has moved from Kentucky to Springfield, VA. PHILLIP HARMAN ’88 , REED SKAGGS ’88 , JARED DAWSON , and SEAN THRASH ’88 got together in D.C.

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1983 TOMMY SHIRCLIFF is the co-founder of SouthPark-based Intelligent Buildings, which provides energy efficiency and smart-building consulting in Charlotte, NC. The company focuses on securing buildings from cyber attacks by hackers who try to take control of a building by controlling the heating system, turning off the lights, activating the alarm system, etc. Intelligent Building is trying to raise awareness of how building

1987

CLAY GRUBB was featured on the cover and in an article in a recent issue of Business North Carolina Magazine. Clay has positioned his company to benefit from Charlotte’s $37 million streetcar project in the Elizabeth Avenue area.

MATT BRANDON, a VES Trustee, has accepted a position as director of development for the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s Ridley Society. He formerly worked for the Lynchburg College Alumni Association.

Sean Thrash and Jared Dawson ’87 recently met up at a Dave Matthews Band concert.

CHRIS POLLARD, Duke University baseball coach, brought his Blue Devil team to Lynchburg and defeated Liberty University, 3 - 1. Several family and VES friends attended the game.


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1995 PAUL CLEMENTS was featured in a recent issue of Lynchburg Living magazine. Among other things, he was asked about his training, his career, and his most recent Bluffwalk project. Paul’s work can be seen at pclementsart.com.

1997 M A R R I AG E

ROBERT WALKER HOBSON and Katherine Adams Walker on July 18, 2015, at Christ Church in Raleigh, NC. Groomsmen included SAMUEL CLARK JENKINS ’97. A reception followed the ceremony at the Carolina Country Club. Following a honeymoon to St. Bart’s, the couple will reside in Raleigh.

The New VES Website

BIRTH

MATTHEW SMITH and his wife, Kaoru Kumatani, twins, Arden and Isabel, on February 3, 2015. History teacher DOUG SMITH and his wife, Peggy, are the proud grandparents.

Coming soon to a monitor near you. Or a tablet, a smart phone, or any

Katherine Hobson, bride of Robert Hobson ’97

MATT SLAY, a freelance illustrator, was featured in the May 19 issue of the Lynchburg News & Advance. He is a comic book artist and has drawn for comic book related properties, including: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Marvel, and Warner Brothers. He prefers using watercolors, but also uses other mediums including coloring with markers and inking—whatever it takes to get the job done. Matt has a master’s degree from Radford University and works from his home in Lynchburg.

device with a browser. The new VES website will be fully responsive, easy to use and intuitive so you can find the information you want quickly.

Wherever you are, you’ll be able to keep up with current VES news and events for students, parents, alumni and prospective families; find the resources you need; donate to VES online and more—it’s all things VES and it’s headed your way. We’ll announce the official launch soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

VES.ORG

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2000 VES students with their teacher in Madrid, Spain on July 4th.

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JACQUELINE HARRISON and Tyler Lowe, a son, Harrison Tyler, on March 30, 2015

2001

Katie and PETER OAKMAN, a daughter, Madison Ellis, on April 6, 2015

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Rachel Naumann ’16, Lelia Battle ’16, Mary Elizabeth Wagoner Notario ’00, Tayloe Hunter ’18, and John Cook ’18

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Caroline and BRAD BETTENCOURT, a son, George Galliard, on April 23, 2015

KATHERINE LOUISE DOELLER and John Francis Sinclair on June 6, 2015, at Poplar Springs Inn near Warrenton, VA. Following a honeymoon to Curacao and Aruba, the couple will reside in Warrenton. Katie is a licensed clinical social worker and is employed by Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services and works at the Fauquier Behavioral Health Clinic in Warrenton. John is employed by MEBS Global Reach in Chantilly, VA, as the Lead Coordinator, HHG.

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TONY and KELLY BRYANT ’04 FRANKLIN, a daughter, Beatrix Alice, on February 28, 2015

OUR CENTENNIAL HISTORY:

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The full, rich history of Virginia Episcopal School spills across the pages of this well-researched, colorfully written keepsake publication. Vivid anecdotal detail combines with archival photography and insightful historical perspective in describing how VES was born from one man’s dream and grew with purpose to become a renowned educational institution at the forefront of social change.

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ROSS SANZONE II is engaged to Sarah Elizabeth Dunevant.

2003

preserve in Chattanooga. Kirby is an interior designer at Damon Liss Design in New York City. Hardwick is a director of business development at Trafelet Brokaw, a hedge fund in New York City.

COLLEEN STUTESMAN has graduated from Dental School at the University of Maryland.

2007 PRESTON BOLLES and her new jewelry line were highlighted in a February blog (charmingincharlotte. blogspot.com).

DAVID LANE is engaged to Harris Keefer.

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SARAH WALLS and Kevin McCroskey, a son, Kevin “Wade” McCroskey II, on February 8, 2015

WILL FARLEY , son of BILL FARLEY ’67 , is engaged to Catherine Smith, daughter of Diane and CLARK SMITH ’65 .

2004

MEGHAN IREY graduated from George Mason University in early May. She is taking the CPA exams and plans to work in public accounting. Kirby, bride of Harwick Caldwell ’05

2006 B I RTH

Evan and COURT NEXSEN, twins, a son, Michael Courtland, and a daughter, Virginia Wilson, on September 13, 2014. The family resides in Charlottesville, VA, where Court is with Hayek Kallen Investment Management.

JACKIE JISTER is in Medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University.

CAITLIN MORIN started graduate school at Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, in August of 2014.

2008 ANDREW BIESEMIER is engaged to MOLLY WEISSINGER ’09

MILLIE TURNER is engaged to Matt Martin. MARRIAGE

2005 B I RTH

Kelsay and BRUCE BENTLEY, a son, Edison, in the spring of 2015

STEPHANIE “FLETCHER” MOORE and Kyle White on October 18, 2014 in Apex, North Carolina. JULIANA CLARK, SHELDON WOOLARD , and CAROLINE KIRKPATRICK , all of the class of 2006, attended the wedding.

WILL HUFFMAN is engaged to Jean Elle.

BARRETT MOHRMANN is now working as the District Executive with the Central Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

KYLE MUNDY , son of B.K. MUNDY ’67 , visited with his godparents Mary and ANDY SPENCER ’76 and former trustee BILLY PEEBLES in Atlanta in April.

JEAN JOSE SOPNGWI works for Marathon Oil as a Reservoir Engineer in Houston, Texas. He has co-authored two articles for The Society of Petroleum Engineers. (The Old 160 apologizes for the mistake in the last issue.)

2010 SYDNA MUNDY is on the Derby Dames (Belmont Bruisers is the B team) roller derby team in Charlottesville. Her competitive name is “Sin Sydious”. She has not seen much playing time yet as she is still working on her skating skills. Sydna is the daughter of B.K. MUNDY ’67.

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JOSEPH HARDWICK CALDWELL and Jessica Kirby Taylor on May 30, 2015, at the Tennessee River Gardens, a wildflower garden and wildlife

LEWIS LLOYD has been accepted into the University of Virginia Graduate School Of Engineering. He will receive a full scholarship plus a stipend.

2008 classmates, JB BREWER and WILL FUTRELL, starting law school at Campbell University.

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College. Lee is on the swim team, and he and his teammates set the school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay. He also placed in several other events, and H-SC placed third in the ODAC Championships. VINCENT CHAN was a member of the Grocery Team who won the second annual InVisionship summer college program. It is sponsored by DC-Artform, a global leader in retail experience. The Grocery Team designed a product that would increase produce sales and decrease spoilage. Vincent is presently in the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

COLIN PONDER graduated from the College of William & Mary this spring and is now working at Grand River Academy in Austinburg, Ohio.

SCOTT WINSTON was recognized by the Lynchburg College Athletic Training Program in honor of National Athletic Trainer Month “for providing quality health care for athletes every day.”

2014 MINNIE LANE is participating in a dance group at Elon University. The performance is entitled “A Little Song and Dance” and incorporates both dancers and musicians. Minnie commented, “Having live musicians helps with the movement a lot because we have more liberty with timing.” ANTHONY SWAN had a terrific first year at George Washington University and made the Dean’s List both semesters. He is working hard on the basketball team and will be in DC this summer for training and taking classes.

PRESENT FACULTY

FORMER FACULTY KYLE ALEXANDER (2000-2011) has been appointed Athletic Director at New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg. Kyle was Athletic Director at VES and more recently served on the faculty at Lynchburg College.

BUDDY ATKINS (1968-1969; 1972-1977) has retired from the Development Office at Washington and Lee University. Buddy was Athletic Director, football coach, and German teacher at VES. He also served as Assistant Alumni Director and Director of Donor Relations at W&L.

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ZACHARY DAVID (ZACH) JONES and Katherine Vincent (Katie) Bachman on May 29, 2015 at West Manor Estate in Forest, Virginia. The Officiating Minister was REVEREND EARL ROYCE (CHIP) JONES (VES math teacher and varsity football and baseball coach) and Father of the Groom. Best man was Royce Earl (Tripp) Jones III (former assistant VES football and baseball coach) and brother of the groom. The Mother of the Groom is MRS. ROYCE EARL (JANE) JONES (VES receptionist). Groomsmen included DANIEL ALEXANDER ’11 . COLIN PONDER ’11 attended. After a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will live in Fork Union, Virginia. Zach is pursuing a career in Business/ Marketing, and Katie is employed as a registered nurse by the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

STUART BONNER (2010-2014) led his varsity girl’s soccer team to the 3A state championship at Montgomery Academy in Alabama. Stuart taught English and coached soccer at VES. JENNIFER ANDERSON, a Spanish teacher for 17 years, director of VES’ Global Initiatives program and head of the World Languages department, was named a Top Teacher in the March/April 2015 issue of Lynchburg Living magazine.

MALCOLM DOUGLAS (1982-1988) was the featured teacher on the North Cross School website in Roanoke, VA. Malcolm is presently the Director of Operations and has also taught Spanish. At VES, he was a Spanish teacher.

PATTY CULBRETH (1998-2010) has been appointed Head of School by the Board of Trustees at Grace Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA. Patty was previously the Head of Holy Cross School in Lynchburg. Patty served as Director of College Counseling at VES.

On November 3, 2014, at the annual convention of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) held in Richmond, VA, VES teacher and administrator PHIL GARMEY (1971-2015) was awarded the VAIS Sally K. Boese Award for Distinguished Service. The award was established in 2013 to recognize exceptional contributions to the quality, success and advancement of independent education in Virginia. Phil was named to receive the award based on his long service at the VAIS New Teacher Institute and his service on 25 VAIS accreditation teams throughout the VAIS system of schools.


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In Memoriam ALUMNI

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DR. D. BOYD HORSLEY, JR., 91, of Kenosha, WI, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2015, at Brookside Care Center with his family at his side following a short illness. He attended VES from 1938 to 1942. Boyd was on the Counselor Body and participated in football, basketball, and tennis. After graduation, he entered the United States Navy and was honorably discharged as a Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class V6. Boyd graduated from the University School of Medicine in 1951 and served his internship and residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago. In 1957, Boyd started his internal medicine private practice in Kenosha, which lasted for 30 years. He served as president of the Kenosha Memorial hospital medical staff in 1974. Boyd was a Senior Warden at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, was Medical Director at Brookside Care Center for 35 years, and was a member of the Kenosha Medical Society. He is survived by Susan Wade Horsley, his wife of 59 years.

ROBERT LEE LAMBETH, 81, of Badin Lake passed away peacefully on February 9, 2015, at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, NC, with his family at his side. He attended VES from 1949 to 1951 and participated in football, baseball, and basketball. Robert graduated from the University of North Carolina in Business Administration. He was employed with General Electric and retired from Black & Decker. Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Perchan Lambeth.

1943 DR. LEIGH CARTER BUDWELL, 90,

of Richmond and Cobbs Creek, VA, died January 8, 2015. He attended VES, Thomas Jefferson and St. Christopher’s and was a graduate of Virginia Tech and a 1950 graduate of the MCV School of Dentistry. Dr. Budwell served in the United States Air Force Dental Corps. He is survived by his wife, Jane Cavan Budwell. Leigh served on the part-time faculty for the MCV School of Dentistry, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the Medical College of Virginia. He was a former member of the Mathews Yacht Club, Deep Run Hunt Club, the Country Club of Virginia and Kingston Parish in Mathews. Leigh was a member of River Baptist Road.

1953 ANDERSON WADE DOUTHAT III, 79, of Roanoke, VA, died on March 26, 2015. He attended VES from 1951 to 1953. Wade then received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1957 from VMI and a Master’s in Civil Engineering in 1958 from MIT. He served on active duty with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Wade was a lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He founded Allegheny Construction Company, Inc. a Roanoke-based heavy highway construction company in 1963 and established Ardmore Farm and Stables in Fincastle. Wade is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances “Sis” Douthat.

1955 EDWIN MORRIS ROLLINS, JR., 78,

of Charlotte, NC, died unexpectedly on April 9, 2015. Edwin attended Virginia Episcopal School from 1953 until 1955. He was on the Counselor Body and participated in football and golf. Edwin attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. He was president of Edwin M. Rollins, Inc. and founder of Emrol Installment Premium Payment Plan. He was also founder

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and three times president of the North Carolina Premium Service Association, and co-founder of Regency Insurance Company. Edwin was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Quail Hollow Club and the Reserve Golf Club. An avid outdoorsman, he was a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited and a member of the NRA Golden Eagles. He was a past member of Charlotte Country Club and Springdale Hall Club. He supported the Charlotte Concert Association, Charlotte Symphony, the Mint Museum, and Good Fellows. Edwin was an avid golfer. He loved the game and the spirit of the relationships formed by the game. His highest golfing accomplishment was winning the CGA 4-ball championship at Camden Country Club in 1974. He was also runner up three times in the Charlotte Country Club Men’s Club Championship and won the 1985 CP Street tournament at Quail Hollow Club. His other hobbies included fly fishing, scuba diving and relaxing at Litchfield Beach with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sally Rollins.

1956 STEWART WITNEY ELLIOTT, 77, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away on June 5, 2015 after a brief illness. He attended Virginia Episcopal School from 1953 to 1956. He was the editor of The Meteor, served on the Counselor Body, sang in the choir, and participated in football, basketball, and track. Stewart earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the South in 1960, and later earned a master’s degree from Converse College. He lived briefly in Richmond, VA, where he was active in the Jaycees and was named Key Man of the Year two years in a row, before settling in Spartanburg in the early 1970s. He remained an intentional and willing servant of the town and its people throughout his life. He worked for District 7 for more than 30 years as an educator, registrar, and administrative assistant. He will be remembered fondly by many as the statistician for the Spartanburg Vikings basketball and football programs.

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Spartanburg High School students will remember Mr. Elliott as the one who called out their name at graduation. He volunteered his time and energy for numerous non-profits, notably St. Luke’s Free Clinic and Mobile Meals. Stewart saw the best in all people, and treated everyone he met with kindness and a smile. He was passionate about education and for over a decade committed himself to the Citizen Scholar program, both as a Board member and a mentor. Stewart encouraged and supported countless students to apply themselves, and to believe in themselves. Stewart loved all sports, mentored numerous students into college, loved spending time with his family, and loved his church, The Episcopal Church of the Advent, at which he served in numerous capacities, from youth basketball coach, youth leader to the Vestry and Stewardship Chairman. Stewart is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne Elizabeth.

1958 THE REV. WILSON ROSSER CARTER,

74, died on March 3, 2015. He attended Virginia Episcopal School and then received a B.S. from Wake Forest University. Wilson graduated from Virginia Episcopal Seminary with an MDiv. He was ordained as an Episcopal Priest in 1968. He spent most of his ministry as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, NC, where under his leadership a new church was built in 1987. Wilson also served as an assistant or interim rector at Holy Comforter, Charlotte, Holy Trinity, Greensboro, St. Ambrose, Raleigh, and Epiphany Church, Danville, VA. While in Lexington he also served on the Social Services Board. Wilson is survived by his wife, Janie Leigh Carter. Wilson was an active leader in adult Christian education. He also assisted at Christian education conferences at Kanuga Conference Center. He was a supporter of the St. Louis Education Center and their Education for Ministry course, which he implemented in his own parish. Wilson made many trips to Belize where he helped foster a relationship between the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and the Anglican Church of Belize. He considered these trips pivotal in his own personal and spiritual growth. In 1995, he and his wife moved to his family home place, Hom-a-gen, in Caswell

County, NC. During this time, he often served Epiphany Episcopal Church in Danville in many capacities. He was on the board of the Caswell County Medical Center for many years and served as interim director for two years. As his health declined in recent years, countless family and friends have expressed their appreciation for his constant support and affirmation. Many credit him as a mentor for their own personal growth and self-understanding. His brother, EDWARD CARTER ’56, as well as his daughters, LEIGH CARTER EGEGHY ’89 and SARAH CARTER STEVENS ’94, attended VES.

1965 JOHN VICTOR “JACK” PEARSON JR.,

68, of Bothell, WA, died on December 27, 2014, in Seattle. After attending Virginia Episcopal School, Jack graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. in 1969. While at VES, Jack ran cross country and track and was active in the Drama Club, The Meteor and Vestige staff. He received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Montana in 1982. He retired from Home Depot and served as treasurer of the homeowners association in the subdivision where he resided.

That same year he was inducted into the Hall of Eagles for his exemplary leadership and outstanding contribution toward the betterment of the collision industry. Chris is survived by his wife, Julie. His brother THOMAS BARKER DAMERON III is a 1970 VES graduate.

1975 DAVID BENJAMIN WALLACE, JR.,

58, of Topping, VA, passed away on January 28, 2015. After attending VES from 1971 to 1975, he graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1979. While at VES, David ran cross country and track and played basketball. He later received his master’s degree at Norfolk State University. David was a history teacher at Woodside High School in Newport News, VA. He is survived by his wife, Heidi. During their summers, Dave and Heidi especially enjoyed visiting their time-share in St. Maarten in the Caribbean. His brother, WILLIAM DORRANCE WALLACE, is a 1979 VES graduate.

1980 FRANK FEREBEE TRAFTON JR. died

1972 CHRISTOPHER BUXTON WILLIAMS DAMERON, 60, of Bullock, NC and

Lexington, KY, died December 23, 2014. He graduated from Broughton High School in 1972 where he played football. After high school he worked for several years for Carolina Crane. From a very young age Chris was fascinated with cars, and worked on his own as well as his friends cars throughout his life. In 1981, he opened his own auto body and collision repair business, CBWD INC. In 1995, Chris graduated from the Auto Management Institute (AMI), and the same year he was awarded the Emil Stanley Merit Award. In 1996, he served as president of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGO). He worked to increase the professional image of the industry and was a strong advocate of the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), for which he served as president in 2002.

Monday, January 26, 2015. “Buddy,” as he was known to family and friends, was born December 23, 1961. He grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from First Colonial High School. His love of the sea and passion for boating led him to attend Tidewater School of Navigation and pursue a career as a Maritime Pilot. His father, F. FEREBEE TRAFTON SR., was a 1941 graduate of VES.

1985 JAMES STOREY DABNEY, 48, passed

away February 17, 2015 in Houston, TX. James attended St. Anne Catholic School, Virginia Episcopal School, and graduated from Arlington Heights in Fort Worth, TX. After briefly attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, James enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1989 attending boot camp in San Diego, and then spent a year of study at Naval Air Station in Millington, TN. He was an Aviation Electronics Technician,


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3rd Class, Petty Officer. James was assigned to Attack Squadron 35, known as The Black Panthers, an A-6 Intruder Squadron, which deployed for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60). He served until 1993 receiving the Navy Sea Services Ribbon, the Navy Good Conduct Ribbon and the Navy Achievement Medal. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, James worked in the Information Technology field for several companies in the Austin, TX area. He was a member of the “No Nombre” Camp of the Tejas Vaqueros. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed numerous weekends at the family ranch (La Quebrada) in Dimmit County. He enjoyed boating and kayaking on Lake Travis. He was a kind and loving man, brother and father. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends

1988 MARK MOORE STANTON, 46, of Dallas

and Austin, TX, passed away on July 9, 2015. After attending Virginia Episcopal School, Mark went on to The University of Georgia where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and graduated in 1992. While at VES, Mark served on the Counselor Body, the Alpha Order, and The Meteor staff. He played lacrosse and soccer and was awarded the Spanish II and III Awards. Throughout his life, Mark made many lifelong friends who are too numerous to list. Those who met him remember him fondly as an intelligent and witty wordsmith who could keep them entertained and laughing throughout the day and night. All of his dearest friends and loved ones mourn his loss, as Mark’s life was cut way too short. Upon graduating college, Mark went on to master the Spanish language in Costa Rica, where he taught English as a second language to the locals. After a year abroad, Mark returned to the states to enter the world of finance and investments where he was a natural salesman. He worked in Atlanta and Denver before settling in Austin. While in Austin, Mark met and married, Ana Magee Stanton. Mark was an avid outdoorsman who relished the time spent with his friends while hunting, fishing, skiing, cycling or merely enjoying a good meal. His family land in Navasota, TX, was a particularly special place for him to be with those he loved.

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BRUCE MCCORMICK, 69, of Lynchburg died August 5, 2015 at his brother’s home in Halifax, VA. He was the senior master at Virginia Episcopal School, having taught there for 46 years. Bruce taught English, coached golf, and was the Leave Master. He was very passionate about students learning proper grammar and taught English Topics, a grammar course, to all new students. Although he probably never played a hole of golf, his golf teams won several Prep League championships, and he was voted Prep League Coach of the Year three consecutive years, 1999 to 2001. Bruce was presented with many special awards, among them in 1992 The Paul Fulton Award, in 2005 The Max Meador Coaching Award, in 2006 The Smith Family Award, and in 2007 The Zimmer Award. Before moving off campus, Bruce served as a Dorm Master for many years. He was well liked and respected by both students and faculty. He was a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church where he was a choir member and a former senior warden. Bruce is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, THE HON. CHARLES L. MCCORMICK III ’54 and his wife, Nancy. He is also survived by his nephew, CHARLES L “CHIP” MCCORMICK IV ’83.

Many VES graduates, present students, and former and present faculty returned for the memorial service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg and the reception in the Hight Library at VES. Participates in the Remembrance part of the memorial service were JAMIE JOHNSON ’73 and former faculty PHIL GARMEY.

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ELINOR BASS HOPKINS, 79, died on April 20, 2015 in Lynchburg. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, JAMES WAYNE HOPKINS, VES English teacher for 44 years; daughter, Elizabeth Bass Maghsoodi, son, JAMES CALVIN HOPKINS ’79, and daughter, Joanna Hopkins King and her husband, Steven Douglas King. Her grandchildren are Korosh and Natalie Maghsoodi and Steven and Julia King. A graduate of Maryville College, TN, she spent several years in Georgia and Iowa before moving in 1964 with her husband and young children to Lynchburg, the town she loved immediately, and the place that became her home. Within the 50 years that followed, she was devoted to her family, community, and her church. For 15 years she served as director of The Adult Care Center, Court Street Methodist Church, and for an equal length of time, she traveled with the Committee for Self-Development, an outreach of the Presbyterian Church. For several years she worked with the nonprofit organization Displaced Homemakers. In 1974, Elinor was ordained as First Presbyterian Church’s first female deacon, and in 1982, she became an Elder. She was a charter member of the Gifford-Martin Sunday School Class and remained faithful over the years. She was pleased to be present at the church’s 200 year anniversary. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family in the natural setting of Rockbridge Baths and Goshen Pass. An avid reader and daily letter-writer, she stayed connected to every member of her family. Many former and present VES students and faculty attended the memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg.

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MARY JANE GANNAWAY LANE, 82,

departed this life on August 14, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Edith and JOHN GANNAWAY. Mary Jane grew up on the VES campus where her father, Mr. Gannaway taught math and coached baseball for 40 years. A graduate of E.C. Glass High School and RandolphMacon Women’s College, where she majored in Latin, she taught 3rd grade at Norview Elementary School in Norfolk and Peakland Elementary in Lynchburg before retiring to raise a family. A lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Mary Jane sang alto in the sanctuary choir for 64 years, chaired the United Methodist Women, and co-chaired Centenary’s Bicentennial Celebration committee. She was a leader in providing community based services for individuals with intellectual disabilities, chairing the Lynchburg ARC for 6 years and leading efforts to establish a cub scout troop, a Sunday school class, and the ARC of Central Virginia Adult Day Center. Mary Jane was recognized for her community service at the YWCA of Central Virginia’s Academy of Women Gala in 1994. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles Sumpter Layne Jr.

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are widely admired, and she achieved national recognition for her work, including the designation of Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society. In 1993 in New York City she received the American Watercolor Society’s highest award, the Gold Medal of Honor. In 1992 and again in 1997 she received the Virginia Watercolor Society Best in Show Award. In 1995 RandolphMacon Woman’s College awarded Annie their Alumnae Achievement Award. In 1998 L’Association des Amis de la Grande Vigne granted a residency in Dinan, Brittany, France. Her work was chosen to be Lynchburg’s first official gift to sister city Rueil Malmaison, France. Annie studied with Pierre Daura, John Pike, Rex Brandt, Charles Reid, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Alex Powers among others. Annie served on the advisory Board of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College’s Maier Museum of Art, the Board of Amazement Square, the Rightmire Children’s Museum, the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center and the Academy of Music Theatre. Active in historic preservation, she served as president of the Lynchburg Historical Foundation, Friends of Rivermont Historic District, and Hillside Garden Club, and as chairman of the Point of Honor Museum Collections, and Lynchburg chairman of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was a member of the Antiquarian Club. She was a Fellow and trustee of the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts 1995-2005. Her son, WILLIAM MCKINNON MASSIE, JR. is a 1981 VES graduate.

ANNE ADAMS ROBERTSON MASSIE,

83, died on February 8, 2015, at her residence in Lynchburg, VA. She was a VES Trustee from 1983 to 1989 and grandmother of WILL WINSTEAD ’18. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. William McKinnon Massie. Annie was passionate about the things that she loved—art, historic preservation, gardening, the city of Lynchburg, her family and friends. With energy, intelligence, persistence, and infinite care, she sought to make all the things that she loved better. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Raleigh, NC, she graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College as an English major with a minor in Latin and Greek. She taught English at E. C. Glass High School from 1955 to 1960. Her paintings

FORMER FACULTY ELINOR HARRIS MOORE DAVIS, 72, of Madison Heights, died peacefully on March 28, 2015, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She graduated from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in 1963 with a degree in French. She continued her education at James Madison University in Library Science in 1968 and at Lynchburg College in 1977 with a M.Ed. in Reading Education. After

moving to Lynchburg, Elinor began work as a French teacher and later as the assistant librarian at Virginia Episcopal School. She retired from that position in 2004 after 35 years (1969-2004) of service. Elinor was accomplished at teaching toddlers and children and for decades gave much of herself to her Sunday School class at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Madison Heights. She was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother and was generous with her time and talents. Her first husband, THOMAS DUNCAN MOORE, taught and coached at VES from 1966 to 1974. Her grandson, IAN MOORE II is a 2004 VES graduate.

WILLA HOPSTEIN HACKETT (“HACKIE”), 90, died at her home in

Bennington, VT, on Februry 19, 2015. Willa taught Latin at VES from 1977 to 1989. She was a graduate of Fayetteville (NY) High School and Elmira College. She had a long career as a teacher and student activities coordinator in independent schools, including Marin Country Day School (CA), Miss Hall’s School (MA), in addition to Virginia Episcopal School. At her best estimate, she taught more than 4,500 “kids.” Together with her husband, THE REV. STEPHEN H. HACKETT (VES, 1977-1989), they made boarding school feel like home for many students. She was an avid “dog lady,” raising champion cocker spaniels and sharing dog stories with any willing listener. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and a contributor to life at Filmore Pond.


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