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WINTER 2009
The Maga zine of The Episcopal Academy selling clothing, accessories,
house and apartment wares for
creative people.
urban outfitters
lilly pulitzer
Inside this issue
An Unexpected Marriage:
Episcopal and the Fashion
Industry
In what may come as a surprise to many,
Episcopal graduates are helping shape and
lead today’s fashion industry.
Hiking the
Appalachian Trail
Win, Hon. and Blake Shafer ’08 begin a
2,100-mile journey.
Runway model in
gown designed by
Nicole Haddad ’99
lobo mau
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Win Shafer
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Michael Leslie
Phyllis Martin
Cannie Shafer
John Spofford
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An Unexpected Marriage:
Episcopal and the
Fashion Industry
by Anne Marie Heil
In what may come as a surprise to many, Episcopal
graduates are helping shape and lead today’s fashion
industry
I
t may seem incongruous that an all-male, college preparatory
school founded in 1785, which only admitted girls for the first time
in 1974, could count among its ranks notable professionals in the
world of fashion. In fact though,
several fashion giants, such
as Lilly Pulitzer and Urban
Outfitters, have Episcopal
alumni in key executive
positions, while another has
launched an avant-garde
business creating digitally
printed fabric and women’s
evening wear under a
private label.
Not as surprising,
however, is that each has
identified the core values
and skills they learned
through a classical
education at Episcopal
as differentiators
in their
professional
lives. Tom
Farrell ’92,
Manager of
Allocation for
Urban Outfitters,
oversees product
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Continuing The Story Online…
Connections has always featured the accomplishments of Episcopal alumni. While stories
of individual pursuit make for good reading, we understand that alumni ultimately want
to network with each other. To facilitate this, the next four issues of Connections will
feature industry-focused alumni profiles that will include companion FaceBook groups,
so that the “story” in Connections can continue online. Simply search on “Episcopal
Academy” on FaceBook and follow the group links.
Urban Outfitter stores in the United
States and another eight in Canada.
The stores target well-educated, urbanminded, young adults ranging in age
from 18 to 30. Determining which
products go to which locations and
in what quantities is a task for which
Tom says he relies on the disciplines of
reading, writing, and critical-thinking,
which he honed during his 11 years at
Episcopal.
Farrell candidly explains, “I was not
a natural student; however, the teachers
at EA taught me how to get through the
material, how to get a system in place
for understanding and for drawing
conclusions. I put this same system
in place every day in my professional
life.” He adds that for him, the teachers
always demonstrated a deep care
for each student, which enriched his
Episcopal experience. “Tim Kent, John
Powell, Bob Cronin, Paul Rosenberg,
and Linn Carpenter developed me into
an independent thinking and diligent
worker. They were genuinely interested
in each of their students.”
Nicole Haddad ’99, owner of Lobo
Mau, a private label that innovates
textile print designs with cutting edge
fabrics, echoes Tom’s thoughts. “I came
to EA in 7th grade and quickly became
involved in the arts, spending countless
hours in the art and music studios
and the theater. I had the opportunity
to really explore my interests,” says
Haddad. But more than her exposure to
the arts and the access a small school
provides, “EA’s emphasis on looking
at issues and ideas philosophically and
dissecting them through discussion
helped me think more broadly, and
therefore, more creatively. This is
what I do with Lobo Mau — I look at
fashion in a deeper way, as a vehicle
for intellectual and creative expression.
To me, marrying technology and
art is the highest form of innovation
because you are pushing boundaries
and contributing to the evolution of an
industry.”
Haddad is using these latest
innovations to create fabric that
offers infinite color palette choices
and more precise pattern execution
than traditional methods such as
silk screening. Haddad also notes
that digitally printing onto fabric,
utilizing a large-format inkjet printer,
is considerably more environmentally
friendly than using silk screens and
dyes or paints that cause run-off.
Haddad has enlisted fellow alumna,
Renata Certo-Ware ’04, to help with
the administrative and business end
of the company, and together they
brainstorm ways to better promote
the designs and partner with other
designers and manufacturers for their
fabric. Certo-Ware grew up in an
entrepreneurial family — her parents
started Dock Street Brewing — so the
skills of marketing and management
have been learned over time. However,
Certo-Ware cites her Episcopal
experience for helping to develop her
self-confidence and drive. “I came to
EA in Pre-Kindergarten and throughout
my entire school experience we were
encouraged to stand up and ask for
help, ask questions, to feel comfortable
Renata Certo-Ware ’04
Boston University,
B.A. Anthropology
Dock Street Brewing
Lobo Mau
Tom Farrell ’92
Cornell University,
B.A. History
Bloomingdale’s
Abercrombie & Fitch
Urban Outfitters
Photo credit:
Barbara Karp
Nicole Haddad ’99
Skidmore College,
B.A. Art History;
Drexel University,
M.A. Fashion Design
Lobo Mau
Photo credit: Barbara Karp
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enough with ourselves to say ‘Can you
please explain that again?’ EA also
encouraged friendly competition, which
pushes students to work harder. It was
clear that students were expected to
take things beyond the norm and to
exceed expectations. Being mediocre
was not an option!” As part of a startup company, Certo-Ware says she asks
a lot of questions and isn’t bashful in
asking more experienced professionals
for suggestions on ways to improve
operations.
Revitalizing an Iconic Brand
In the fashion industry, Lilly Pulitzer
is an iconic brand — and one that
Episcopal alumnus James “Brad”
Bradbeer ’80 resurrected from corporate
fatigue and mediocrity in the mid1990s. The company has evolved and
reemerged under his leadership into a
top-selling label internationally. These
days, there isn’t a beach or club event
where someone isn’t wearing “Lilly.”
But like Farrell, Haddad, and
Certo-Ware, Bradbeer didn’t think
he’d end up pursuing a career in
the fashion industry when he left
Episcopal. For him, the link between
Episcopal and his current role as
President and Co-founder of Lilly
Pulitzer lies in what he learned on
the athletic fields — how to compete.
Bradbeer draws this comparison:
“A top executive is ultimately a
generalist who demonstrates skills in
a lot of areas — leadership, strategic
thinking, innovation, and execution
— the same skills that are critical on
a playing field. And the characteristics
that are necessary to be successful in
business — high energy and relentless
determination — are the same
characteristics of a top athlete.”
Bradbeer is quick to add that he
was not a top athlete at Episcopal,
but that learning how to compete
in athletics, as well as in academics,
proved to be the most valuable part
of his Episcopal experience. He notes
that he was at Episcopal at a time
when the soccer team was particularly
strong. “Kurt Lauber (soccer coach at
the time) worked hard at teaching us
what it meant to play as a team and he
established a ‘culture’ of winning. This
same culture-building is what goes on
in a winning business organization,”
says Bradbeer.
Whether engaged on the creative
end or the business side of fashion,
Episcopal alumni rely on the skills they
learned at school to help build and
navigate successful careers. Lessons
learned in the studio, the science lab,
and on the athletic field have helped
careers blossom in unexpected ways.
But the secret ingredients are always the
same — balance in the classroom and
the support of a great faculty.
Coming next:
EA alums working in
the renewable energy
industry and with green
technology. Let us know
who you are by emailing
Erin Dugery, Director of
Alumni, at [email protected]
episcopalacademy.org
James “Brad”
Bradbeer ’80
Amherst College,
B.A. Psychology;
Harvard University, M.B.A.
Eagle’s Eye
Lilly Pulitzer
Haute Hardbacks
Book Designer Sarah M.
Karp ’99 Covers Fashion
Where the hot color is blaze orange not for
its bold statement but for its high visibility
during hunting season, and ATVs are a
more common sight than chic accessories,
lives an EA alumna finding focus on
fashion her way. Graphic designer, Sarah
Morgan Karp ’99, calls Mid-Coast Maine
home, but works as the house designer
for independent book publisher Glitterati
Incorporated in New York City. Projects
designed by Karp for Glitterati range from
books on fine artists, food, and yes, fashion.
Living in an area
where couture more
commonly gives way
to comfort, she finds
it funny to be
working on
books about
such fashion
luminaries
as Coco
Chanel in
Douglas Kirkland’s Coco Chanel: Three
Weeks/1962, and 1950s American
designer Anne Fogarty in the revival of
her book, Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of
Being a Well-Dressed Wife. Each book
takes research and careful crafting to create
a visual context suitable for the material.
From cover to interior spreads, Karp credits
her years at EA for her ability to tackle
such diverse projects with aplomb and
the organization and discipline to work
independently.
“While at Episcopal, you’re involved in
everything from the arts to academia, from
sports to your community,” says Karp. “It
gives you the dexterity to consider an idea
or problem differently because you have
these varied avenues of thought from which
to approach it. I find that mental flexibility
invaluable.”
Winter 2009
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What Blake and Win Have In Their Packs
weight/oz
Gregory pack
55.7
Thermarest Z-lite
15.9
REI Litecore Pad
17.2
Stuff Sack
1.3
Marmot Pinnacle 15 deg Sleeping Bag 44
Compression Sack
4.7
Leki Makalu Walking Poles
15
1 Liter Nalgene Bottle
6.2
Plate, Cup, Fork, Spoon
4
Serius All-Weather Gloves
3.2
Nike Cap with brim
1.9
Fleece Hat
1.8
Towel
6.4
20 Liter Dry Bag
1.9
EMS Pac-Lite Gore-Tex Jacket
13.3
Convertible Shorts
11.2
Down shirt
7.8
Long Underwear
11.5
EMS Rain Pants
11.4
Underwear (3x)
7.5
Silk Socks (2x)
2.7
Bandana (2x)
2.6
EMS Techwick T-shirt (2x)
11.4
Camelback 2-Liter Water Container
7.7
Crocs
14
Nikon Prostaff 8x25 Binoculars
13.4
Petzl Headlamp
3.3
Ipod with Speaker
9
Ipod/Phone charger
2
Fleece shirt
13.8
Personals (book, journal)
6
Water
Varies
Food (usually for 7 days)
Varies
Lighter/Matches
4
Maps
5
Tarpent Tent
40.4
Tyvek Footprint
10.3
Pot and lid
6.2
Gas Stove and Windscreen
11.7
Steripen
4.4
Nylon Chord
4.2
Shoe Laces
0.7
Fuel Bottle
21
Compass
1
Leatherman Squirt P4 Knife
1.9
Gerber Evo Jr Knife
1.8
Blackberry Phone
4
Digital Camera
4.1
Spare Batteries
2
First Aid Kit
6.5
457 oz.
(28.5 lbs., not counting food and water)
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By Win Shafer
Win Shafer, Hon. and Blake Shafer ’08 began their
journey on March 8th and will finish — if all goes
as planned — on August 1st
hanks to the generosity of The Episcopal Academy faculty, I have been
granted a leave of absence this Spring from my duties as a Middle School
Science teacher to fulfill a dream. The plan is for my son, Blake ’08, and I
to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail starting in early March at
Springer Mountain, GA and finishing in early August — 2,178 miles and 14 states
later — atop Mount Katahdin in Maine.
This plan began when Blake was very young and our family would spend the latter part of August on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. After spending most of the
summer as site directors at Camp Susquenhannock in Northeastern Pennsylvania,
the annual trip to New Hampshire provided the family with an opportunity to rest
and recharge for the upcoming school year. One of our family traditions included hiking in the White Mountains. At age seven, Blake climbed the first of the 48
peaks that rise over 4,000 feet in New Hampshire. He was hooked on hiking and
each summer the two of us would “bag” additional 4,000-footers until Blake was
16 and we had completed hiking all 48!
A close family friend and Blake’s godfather, Dave Reeve, a teacher at Princeton
Day School and a long time counselor at Camp Susquehannock, often accompanied us on these hikes. Ten years ago, Dave was granted a sabbatical from school
and hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. I had the opportunity to join Dave for several days of his hike as he passed through Pennsylvania. My wife Cannie (and
Episcopal’s Assistant Head of School) was able to bring Blake and our daughter
Francie ’05 along to drop me off to meet Dave. When Dave arrived on a cold and
misty day in late May, he emerged from the fog an emaciated and bearded wonder.
Blake was awestruck, saying: “Uncle Dave, you look awesome and I am going to do
State
Datemilestotal miles
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
NC/TN
TN
TN
TN
TN
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
WVA
MD
MD
PA
9-Mar
10-Mar
11-Mar
12-Mar
12-Mar
13-Mar
14-Mar
15-Mar
16-Mar
17-Mar
18-Mar
19-Mar
20-Mar
21-Mar
22-Mar
23-Mar
24-Mar
25-Mar
26-Mar
27-Mar
28-Mar
29-Mar
30-Mar
31-Mar
1-Apr
2-Apr
3-Apr
4-Apr
5-Apr
6-Apr
7-Apr
8-Apr
9-Apr
10-Apr
11-Apr
12-Apr
13-Apr
14-Apr
15-Apr
16-Apr
17-Apr
18-Apr
19-Apr
20-Apr
21-Apr
22-Apr
23-Apr
24-Apr
25-Apr
26-Apr
27-Apr
28-Apr
29-Apr
30-Apr
1-May
2-May
3-May
4-May
5-May
6-May
7-May
8-May
9-May
10-May
11-May
12-May
13-May
14-May
15-May
16-May
17-May
18-May
19-May
20-May
Destination
7.6+.9
7.6
Hawk Mt Shelter
7.3
14.9
Gooch Mt Shelter
13.2
28.1
Blood Mt Shelter
2.4
Neels Gap 10.6
41.1
Low Gap Shelter
14.9
56
Tray
10.6
66.6
Dick’s Creek Gap
4.3
70.9
Plumorchard Gap Shaeter
12.2
83.1
Standing Indian Shelter
14.4
97.5
Big Spring Shelter
9.1
106.6
Franklin
15.8
122.4
Cold Spring Shelter
10.7
133.1
Rufus Morgan Shelter
16.8
149.9
Brown Fork Gap Shelter
11.6
161.5
Fontana Dam
7
168.5
Birch Spring Campsite
10.8
179.3
Spence Field Shelter
13.5
192.8
Double Spring Gap Shelter
206.6
13.8
Icewater Spring Shelter
12.6
219.2
Tri-corner Knob Shelter
18.1
237.3
Green Corner Rd.
5.2
242.5
campsite .5 pst FAA
15.1
257.6
Walnut Mt Shelter
13.1
270.7
Hot Springs
4.9
275.6
Csite past Pump Gap
21.5
297.1
Jerry Cabin Shelter
14.7
311.8
Hogback Ridge Shelter
10.4
322.2
Csite past High Rocks
16.5
338.7
Erwin
4.2
342.9
Curley Maple Gap Sh
19.8
362.7
Greasy Cr Gap Csite
14.1
376.8Overmountain Shelter
16.9
393.7
Mountaineer Shelter
14.6
409.3
Dennis Cove Rd
10.7
420
Watuga Lake Shelter
20.3
440.3
Csite past TN 91
19.2
459.5
Damascus
0
459.5
Damascus
15.8
475.3
Lost Mt Shelter
17.6
492.9
Csite past Wise Sh
19.7
512.6
Trimpi Shelter
22.1
534.8
VA 683
13.9
548.7
Knot Maul Branch Sh
14.5
564.7
Davis Farm Campsite
15
579.2
Bland
12.1
591.3
Jeny Knob Shelter
14.2
605.5
Wapiti Shelter
16.6
622.1
Pearisburg
6.7
628.8
Rice Field Shelter
16.2
645
Bailey Gap Shelter
21
666
Sarver Hollow Shelter
15.9
681.9
Pickle Branch Shelter
23.4
705.2
Lamberts Meadow CS
13.9
719.3
Fullhardt Knob Shelter
16.6
735.9
Bearwallow Gap
0
735.9
Peaks of Otter
15.2
751.1
Cornelius Creek Sh
17.7
768.8
Matts Creek Shelter 22.2
791
Brown Mt Creek Sh
15.8
806.8
Seeley-Woodworth Sh
20.5
827.3
Maupin Field Shelter
20.8
848.1
Waynesborough
7
855.1
Calf Mt Shelter
26.2
881.3
Pinefield Hut
20.6
901.9
Bearface Mt Hut
24
924.3
Byrds Nest
4.4
928.7
Pass Mt Hut
23.6
952.3
Tom Floyd Wayside
18
970.3
Dick’s Dome Shelter
18.3
988.6
Bear,s Den Hostel
19.6
1008.2
US 340 bridge
7.3
1015.5
Ed Garvey Shelter
24.8
1040.3
Ensign Conwall Shelter
24.7
1065
Rocky Mt Shelter
Elevation
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1500
2300
1900
3300
1700
1300
2600
2400
1100
3400
1100
4500
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2500
2400
3000
2800
1000
1300
2300
2800
700
1500
4500
2700
2900
1200
1400
4200
3800
2500
2100
1800
2500
2100
4700
3200
2500
2900
3000
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2000
1500
1300
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1800
2800
3400
2000
3500
2000
2000
3500
1100
3800
4300
4500
2000
1300
4000
4100
3100
800
3400
3000
3700
2000
1000
2700
4600
this someday!” While on the trail with
“Weatherman,” which was Dave’s Trail
Name (all hikers who attempt to hike
the entire trail in one shot are referred to
as “Thru-Hikers” and they have “Trail
Names”) we spent two nights with a
man from Canada who was hiking the
trail with his daughter, who had just
graduated from high school. When I finished my time with “Weatherman,” I
contemplated what a great experience it
might be to spend five months hiking the
trial with my son after his graduation
from EA.
So, a little over 10 years later, that
dream is becoming a reality. However, to
hike 2,178 miles through 14 states over
five months, averaging about 15 miles
per day, is no small task! Each year approximately 2,000 people attempt to
thru-hike the trail but only about 20%
actually complete the journey. Conditioning, careful planning, and mental
toughness are necessary to be successful.
Blake and I spent several months planning, buying, and collecting gear and
preparing for our exciting trek. As you
can imagine, since everything you use on
the trail must be carried on your back,
the weight of your gear, food, and water
is a major issue. When “Weatherman”
hiked the trail 10 years ago, thru-hikers were typically carrying as much as 50
pounds when fully loaded. Due to many
advances in the technology of equipment, that weight has now thankfully
dropped to around 35 pounds. Much
planning must go into carefully choosing
each piece of gear to be carried. Some
of the essential gear includes: a sturdy pair of hiking boots, a tent, sleeping
bag, sleeping pad, stove and fuel, hiking poles, cooking and eating utensils,
warm and waterproof clothing,
water purification/filtration gear,
headlamp, camera,
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State
Datemilestotal miles
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
PA
NJ
NJ
NJ
NJ
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
CT
CT
CT
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
VT
VT
VT
VT
VT
VT
VT
VT
VT
VT
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
NH
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
ME
21-May
22-May
23-May
24-May
25-May
26-May
27-May
28-May
29-May
30-May
31-May
1-Jun
2-Jun
3-Jun
4-Jun
5-Jun
6-Jun
7-Jun
8-Jun
9-Jun
10-Jun
11-Jun
12-Jun
13-Jun
14-Jun
15-Jun
16-Jun
17-Jun
18-Jun
19-Jun
20-Jun
21-Jun
22-Jun
23-Jun
24-Jun
25-Jun
26-Jun
27-Jun
28-Jun
28-Jun
29-Jun
30-Jun
1-Jul
2-Jul
3-Jul
4-Jul
5-Jul
6-Jul
7-Jul
8-Jul
9-Jul
10-Jul
11-Jul
12-Jul
13-Jul
14-Jul
15-Jul
16-Jul
17-Jul
18-Jul
19-Jul
20-Jul
21-Jul
22-Jul
23-Jul
24-Jul
25-Jul
26-Jul
27-Jul
28-Jul
29-Jul
30-Jul
31-Jul
1-Aug
2-Aug
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Destination
22.9
1087.9
Pine Grove Furnace SP
19.4
1107.3
Boiling Springs
21.6
1128.9
Cove Mt Shelter
14.4
1144.3
Peters Mt Shelter
17.5
1161.8
Rausch Gap Shelter
22.1
1184.8
Hertlein Campsite
20.6
1202.9
Port Clinton
15.7
1218.1
Eckville Shelter
18.7
1235.5
Bake Oven Knob Sh
23.5
1259
Leroy Smith Shelter
20.2
1279.2
Del Water Gap
10.3
1289.7
Mohican Outdoor Center
20.9
1310.6
Gren Anderson Shelter
13
1323.6
High Point Shelter
24.2
1347.8
Wawayanda Shelter
12
1359.8
Wildcat Shelter
19.6
1379.4
Wm Brian Mem Shelter
8.9
1388.3
Ft Montgomery
25.2
1413.5
RPH Shelter
16.6
1430.1
Telephone Pioneers Sh
21.4
1451.5
Kent
0
Kent
22.2
1473.7
Belter’s Campsite
19.9
1493.6
Laurel Ridge Campsite
19.1
1512.7
Tom Leonard Leanto
21.1
1533.8
Upper Goose Pond Cabin
17.6
1551.4
Kay Wood Lean-to
16.7
1568.1
Mark Noepel Lean-to
9.6
1577.7
Williamstown
14.1
1591.8
Congdon Shelter
18.7
1610.5
Kid Gore Shelter
15.1
1625.6
Stratton Pond Shelter
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To track Win and Blake’s
progress, visit:
www.trailjournals.com
and enter “Birdman” in the
search field.
binoculars etc. (For a full list, see sidebar on page 4.)
The biggest challenge is planning and
coordinating food menus and how to
resupply our rations and equipment.
The most common method is to have
pre-prepared packages mailed to post
offices in towns along the trail. Most
hikers plan to spend a night in a town
every 7-10 days to resupply, eat a couple of real meals, do laundry, shower
(!), and sleep for a night in a real bed.
Some food items can be bought in local grocery stores, but it tends to be
more cost effective and easier to control weight by having most of the food
mailed from home.
Blake and I hope to stay in touch
with the EA community as much as
possible during our trip. We will also
have a journal on www.trailjournals.
com, where we will regularly post updates along the way (see box above).
We would also be delighted to have
individuals or groups join or meet us
along the way to hike with us, bird
watch and camp with us, or simply say
hello and offer sustenance or moral
support. As you read this, we are most
likely working our way through Tennessee. Wish us luck!
Academics
Faculty and Staff News
Karen DeGregorio, Upper School
Spanish teacher and the Director of the
Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC) of
the Philadelphia Independent Schools,
has been selected for the 2009-2010
Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute
(NELI) class offered by the Bryn Mawr
College Graduate School of Social Work
and Social Research. The Executive
Leadership Certificate Program is
designed to meet the needs of non-profit
and public sector leaders working in
human services. Karen hopes to use what
she learns at NELI to grow as a leader
and to improve, strengthen, and carry out
the MCRC mission. Starting this April, the
program meets five times during the year;
participants do coursework between
sessions… Middle School history and
English teacher, Sue Cannon, had her
paper “A Peace Education Sabbatical”
published in the March issue of Friends
Journal… The History Department reports
that this summer: Rob Maier will create
new course materials and a curricular
map for AP Art History; Justin Brandon
will create new course materials and
a curricular map for Civics and Race
and Ethnicity in America; Andy Hess
will create new course materials and
a curricular map for US History; Rob
Trumbull will create new course materials
and a curricular map for Service Learning
and U.S. History; Sarah Baker Perkins
’01 will create new course materials and
a curricular map for Urban History I and
II; and Chuck Bryant will create new
course materials and a curricular map for
AP US History… Staff member Cheryl
Kalodner reports that this May her oldest
daughter is graduating from Wingate
University and her youngest daughter will
attend Kutztown University in the Winter...
Although Episcopal is deeply sorry to lose
Lower School Chaplain, Heather Patton
Graham, she will join the clergy at St.
Thomas Church in Whitemarsh, PA (www.
stthomaswhitemarsh.org) this summer…
In February, Matt Lake celebrated the
40th anniversary of the Unix operating
system by writing a major retrospective
of personal computer operating systems
for Computerworld Magazine. The feature
touched on seven milestones in operating
system development that brought the
computer from the filing-cabinet-sized
machines of 1969 to the things we
Science Department Makes Living Tribute
to Retired Faculty
O
n Tuesday, November 18th, two trees were planted behind the Hill Science
Center on Episcopal’s new campus by the Upper School science department in
honor of former science teachers Lance Cave, Hon. and Bob Parr, Hon. Both retired
in 2008 after teaching more than 30 years at EA. The department thought it only
fitting to show their regard for their colleagues with a living “green” tribute — two
giant trees for two “teaching giants” (a Dawn Redwood for Lance and a Sawtooth
Oak for Bob). Every member of the science department contributed to the gift.
Department chair, Crawford Hill ’70, selected the trees. A formal dedication with
plaques will be held this spring.
Bob Parr’s
Sawtooth Oak. (l
to r) Ted Mathisen
’02, Crawford
Hill ’70, Lance
Cave, Hon., Sue
Rubin, Hon., Bob
Parr, Hon., Bruce
Stone ’76, Angela
Miklavcic, and Paul
Rosenberg, Hon.
Lance Cave’s Dawn
Redwood. (l to r)
Sue Rubin, Hon.,
Crawford Hill ’70,
Bob Parr, Hon., Paul
Rosenberg, Hon.,
Bruce Stone ’76,
Ted Mathisen ’02,
Lance Cave, Hon.,
and Leslie Trimble.
carry around in shoulder bags or purses
today… As reported in our last issue, an
article on the new campus technology
by Director of Technology, Cathy Hall,
Assistant Director of Technology, Alex
Pearson, and Upper School Head, Geoff
Wagg, was published in Independent
School Magazine this winter. To view the
article, visit www.nais.org and read the
“Winter 2009: Teaching in a 2.0 World”
issue…. Upper School science teacher,
Angela Miklavcic, and Upper School
English teacher, Jen Maier, will begin
the Klingenstein Center’s Private School
Leadership Program this summer…
Upper School drama teacher, Dan Clay,
will be heading to New Mexico with
Episcopal’s Global Youth Leadership
Initiative (see Page 11 of Connections,
Winter 2008 issue) to spend a week at
the Lama Foundation learning leadership
in mindfulness. Dan also received a
travel grant to spend two weeks studying
theatre in Paris and to visit an acting
school in Normandy. In August, Dan will
be performing in a production of “The
Producers” at a summer theatre in Maine.
Winter 2009
7
Classics Department
Welcomes Back Mary
French, Hon. for a Day
T
Lower School students Max White ’17 and Lexi Fischer ’17 meet with
artist Megan Halsey.
Lower School Welcomes
Illustrator Megan Halsey
he classics have been a source of inspiration for
some of the most celebrated artists over the centuries. Because the AP Latin 5 class reads a number
of passages from Ovid’s Metamorphoses (an epic
length poem which is one of the primary sources for the stories we call “mythology”), classics teacher Tim Kent, Hon.
invited former faculty member and Art Department Chair,
Mary French, back to campus to share with his students some
artwork which had been specifically inspired by Ovid’s poem.
The group focused on the myth of Daphne and Apollo, Pyramus and Thisbe, Daedalus and Icarus, Baucis and Philemon,
and Pygmalion. It was a great class and Mary clearly had as
much fun as the students. D
Livia Wallick ’15
uring the month of December, the illustrations
and work of well-known children’s book illustrator Megan Halsey were on display in the
Crawford Campus Center Gallery. Halsey visited Episcopal to discuss her books and artwork with Lower
School students. Halsey is an award-winning artist celebrating more than 20
years of work.
In total, she
has illustrated
45 books, including several
of which she
also authored.
Her work has
received numerous honors
including two
Oppenheim Toy Newsletter gold awards and a
gold award from the National Parenting Publication Awards.
8 Connections
Mary French, Hon. spent a day with Upper
School Classics students discussing artwork
inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Jonathan Granoff Serves as
2009 Ben Read ’43 Lecturer
President of the Global Security Institute, Granoff
spoke on “The Axis of Responsibility: Addressing
the Critical Global Issues of the 21st Century”
Students
Welcome a
Visitor from
Ghana
T
his past Feburary, Isaac Fomevor, a student from Ghana
currently studying at Delaware County Community
College, visited Sam Willis’s 10th grade
World Literature class. He discussed
his schooling, Africa, Chinua Achebe’s
Things Fall Apart (which is read by all
10th grade students), and contemporary African literature. Isaac is spending time living with
sophomore Charlie McGregor’s family. Isaac was actually made head of his
local school when he was 21 because
he had the highest level of education
in his small village. Isaac was eager to
tour EA’s new campus and talk with
students. For some background on the
school and community where Isaac
worked, go to www.pagusafrica.com.
Jonathan Granoff (center) poses with students (l to r): Michael Harvey ’09, Cameron Maple
’11, Tom Bergstrom ’09, Olivia Glass ’10, John Bernhardt ’09, Bob Wassell ’09, Rich Rosati ’09,
Sophia Park ’10, and Rico Becerra ’11.
E
piscopal welcomed Jonathan Granoff, the 2009 Ben Read ’43 Lecturer, to
campus this past February. Granoff, who also serves as Co-Chair of the
Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation and as a Senior Advisor to National Security Committee of the International Law Section
of the American Bar Association, urged Upper School students to become active
in helping lobby for more environmentally responsible legislation, global action
against poverty, and the end of all nuclear weapons.
Granoff, who serves on a number of philanthropic boards and global action
committees, challenged students to think globally in all they do and stressed the responsibility they have to one another.
The Ben Read ’43 Lecture Fund was established to honor the memory of Benjamin H. Read ’43, a statesman, peacemaker, environmentalist, and scholar of world
affairs, by his classmates in The Episcopal Academy Class of 1943, his family,
friends, and colleagues. This program supports annual seminars or lectures by distinguished figures in worldwide or national public affairs and an award presented
to a student in the 11th grade to support an original and worthwhile project in the
field of public service.
Visitor Isaac Fomevor speaks to Upper
School students this winter.
Winter 2009
9
Former FBI Fugitive Speaks
to Upper School Students on
Ethics
In the wake of current economic scandals, message
carries particular weight and sparks excellent
debate in Upper School
O
n January 12th, former-FBI-fugitive-turned-motivational-speaker, Patrick Kuhse, spoke to Upper School students in Chapel. Ironically,
Kuhse came to Episcopal to speak about ethics and the importance of
making the right choices in life. A well-known former criminal, Kuhse
discussed how even the smallest decisions individuals make can affect every aspect
of their lives, including that of their families.
Kuhse spoke from personal experience. Originally a successful stockbroker, Kuhse
began making what he considered “minor” unethical decisions and began keeping
his clients in the dark about a number of important issues. His situation worsened
when a friend offered Kuhse the investment account for the multi-billion dollar
portfolio of the state of Oklahoma. He accepted, and with his “greed goggles” on,
illegally bumped up his commission.
Once his illegal activity was discovered, Kuhse spent four years on the lam in
Costa Rica, trying to avoid the FBI and the federal government. Eventually, he decided to turn himself in and take responsibility for his actions. He spent four years
in prison, and now devotes himself to speaking to audiences worldwide about the
importance of ethical behavior.
An unusual speaker to be sure, Kuhse’s talk and his visit to several Episcopal ethics classes sparked a flurry of discussion and debate within the student body as to
whether it was appropriate for Kuhse to speak at all. His visit was certainly one of
the most thought provoking in recent memory and his message on the importance
of living with integrity and honesty clearly resonated with the students.
Pictured are: (l to r) Head of School Ham Clark, Chaplain Jim Squire, Hon.,
Patrick Kuhse, and Todd Harrity ’09 (who introduced Kuhse in Chapel).
10 C o n n e c t i o n s
Old
Friends
Reappear
Many will be
happy to know
that the Devon stained-glass
windows have now been installed
in the Lower School in Newtown
Square. The windows were
reframed by Tom Shaiko and hung
on the wall outside the new Lower
School Great Room.
Faculty members Andy Hess, Hon. and
Wei Yang met with students and faculty
members from Northeast Yucai School in
Shenyang, China.
Episcopal’s stock market team members are:
(l to r) in front, Robert Wassell ’09, Madison
Kempf ’09, and Paul Ramagano ’09; and in
back (l to r), Alexander Hess ’09, Alexandra
Grogan ’10, Matthew Eisenhofer ’10, Olivia
DeSalvo ’10, Christopher Cikowski ’10, and
faculty advisor Andrew Hess.
Episcopal Welcomes
Chinese Students,
Faculty Member
O
Luke Ryan ’15
n January 30th, Episcopal’s Upper School
welcomed a group of six students and one
teacher from the Northeast Yucai School
in Shenyang, China. Episcopal has been in
communication with this school since last summer to explore a possible student exchange program. Wei Yang,
who teaches Mandarin at Episcopal, is from Shenyang
and visited the school last summer.
The students were in the United States to participate in a
Model UN Program in New York City and to visit several
American universities. Many of Northeast Yucai’s students attend university in the U.S. after finishing secondary school.
The group toured campus and visited both a Chinese class
and an English class before meeting with Head of Upper
School, Geoff Wagg and Head of School, Ham Clark. The
discussions concerning exchange opportunities will continue
with a program possibly starting this summer.
EA Students
Beat the Market
L
ast fall, 26 economics students participated in a
school stock market game in which teams of three
or four students invested $100,000 of virtual money over a 10-week period. This was the first time
that the Episcopal economics classes participated in the game,
which is sponsored regionally by Economics PA at Temple
University and nationally by a number of financial institutions. After the 10 weeks, two Episcopal teams had ending
balances over the original $100,000. Given the current economic environment, holding on to their principal was quite
an accomplishment. The top Episcopal team, consisting of seniors Bob Wassell ’09, Alex Hess ’09, Madison Kempf ’09,
and Paul Ramagano ’09, placed fifth in the region (out of 161
teams) and 40th in the state (of 1,907 teams).
Former Episcopal Academy parent and trustee, Bob Turner, Chief Investment Officer of Turner Investments, was kind
enough to meet with the students. Turner provided some
feedback about investing and provided each student with
examples of his firm’s investment analysis. This spring, Episcopal’s AP Macroeconomics class will again try their luck in
the game, which is offered twice every academic year.
Winter 2009
11
Graduates Return For College Day
Students Return From
Study Aboard
L
Episcopal held another successful College Day for
returning graduates on January 5th. As is done every year,
graduates from the last four years returned to campus to
give invaluable insight to faculty and students about the
transition from Episcopal to college in a panel discussion.
The group meets with both juniors and seniors. This year’s
group (seen above) included: (l to r, front row), Stephen
Shanahan ’07, Lindsey McManus ’08, Ben Jones ’08, Tory
Pratt ’07, Colleen McKenna ’06, E.J. Spofford ’08, and
Mark Nakahara ’08; (second row) Elliot Faust ’08, Cliff
Satell ’07, Verity Johnson ’08, and Jeremy Asch ’08; (third
row) Rosemary Trumbull ’06 and Angelique Israel ’07; and
(back row) Zach Mondesire ’07 and Alexandra Peters ’07.
ast fall, two Episcopal sophomores studied in Switzerland for the semester at different boarding
schools. Sophia Ahl ’11 attended the Swiss Semester
Program in Zermatt and Grace Baena ’11 studied
at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). The Swiss
Semester Program annually draws American students from
all over the United States for a fall semester. Located in the
mountains near Zermatt, the program emphasizes rigorous
hiking and skiing as well as a full academic program. It also
focuses on Art History and takes advantage of its location by
traveling to historically rich European cities, including Venice. Given its mountain location, the school’s curriculum also
focuses on the study of geology, which includes considerable
fieldwork. TASIS is an international boarding school, which
draws students from all over the world, but its American curriculum is similar to Episcopal’s.
Both Sophia and Grace enjoyed the opportunity of meeting
new friends from different backgrounds. Each felt their experience encouraged them to be more open-minded in engaging
new people and cultures. Both girls found the complete break
from their normal routine challenging but each gained a considerable sense of accomplishment from meeting the demands
of their new environment.
Although there were moments along the way that tested
their resolve, both came home with a new sense of independence. Grace and Sophia both encourage other EA students to
consider getting away from Episcopal for a time.
Taylor Gary’15
Grace Baena ’11 (at left) and Sophia Ahl ’11 recently returned from
Switzerland.
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Athletics
Boys’ Varsity Squash Captures National Title
Girls’ team takes second place at U.S. High School Team Championships
By Andrew McGuinness ’11
National Champions (l to r): Director of Squash
Joe Russell, Alex Nelson, Andrew McGuinness,
Todd Harrity, Tyler Odell, Trey Simpson,
Brandon McLaughlin, Xander Greer, Devin
McLaughlin, Jamie Underwood, Steve Carroll,
John Steele, and Coach Brian Callahan.
EA Girls’ Team (l to r, back row): Director of
Squash Joe Russell, Grace Baena, Taylor
Trimble, Hilary White, Libby Eyre, Marian
Lurio, Sarah Mumanichit, and Coach Erica
Lacerda; and (front row) Meredith Nelson,
Sarah Mezzanotte, Monica Stone, and Margaux
Losty. Not pictured, Coach Dawn Gray.
W
ith a team that that featured a top-of-the-order line up of Todd Harrity (ranked #1 in
the country at U-19) and Brandon McLaughlin (ranked #3 in the country at U-19), the
placement of Episcopal’s team as the first seed seemed like
a no-brainer to the organizers of the 2009 U.S. High School
Team Championships. That said, running the world’s single
largest squash event is bound to involve some controversial
decisions. Undefeated Brunswick Academy, who had earlier
in the season delivered EA its only loss, objected to their second seeding. Dent Wilkens, the tournament director, heard
Brunswick’s challenge but refused to make the switch. With
that decision behind them, the boys could focus on playing
their best squash.
And they did that. The boys cruised to the finals — winning all 21 of the 21 matches they played. The team dropped
games en route to the championship match, but their confidence was never shaken. They captured a pre-season
scrimmage win over the Churchman, defeated the other Philadelphia area teams they played, and were even declared the
likely victor in several articles appearing in the Greenwich
press before the players even stepped onto the court.
Unlike other squash matches where players and spectators
have long left before the finals are played, the Brady Squash
Center at Yale was jammed with a partisan local crowd who
came to (presumably) watch Brunswick claim its first title
and to cheer on its sister school, Greenwich Academy, which
played Episcopal’s girls’ team in the finals. The girls put up a
valiant fight but fell in a very tight match to Greenwich. The
second-place finish could not, however, sour what was an absolutely fantastic season for the girls.
Just after the girls’ final, the boys were introduced. The
cheers and jeers from the Brunswick fans were loud and clear.
The first two EA players to take to the court happened to be
the team’s youngest: 8th grader Devin McLaughlin and ninth
grader Tyler O’Dell. The pressure was on from the outset. Tyler, who was playing on the center stadium court, lost his first
game 11-3, clearly suffering from some first game jitters. But
after some sound coaching, his “eye of the tiger” returned
Continued on page 15
Winter 2009
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Episcopal Girls Make
National Field Hockey
Coaches Association
2008 High School
Academic Squad
Congratulations to Katherine Ivory,
Caitlin Powers, and Catherine
Shugrue, who were all named to the
2008 High School Academic Squad.
The National Academic Squad
program recognizes those high
school seniors who have achieved a
cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5
out of 4.0 or the equivalent through
the first quarter of the 2008-09
school year.
Girls’ Waterpolo Team
Captures Eastern Title
T
he Episcopal Academy varsity girls’ water polo team captured their first
Eastern Water Polo Tournament Championshp with an exciting win in
the final seconds against Germantown Academy. With the game tied in
the last four seconds of regulation, Kristie DiSilvestro ’10 found the back
of the net, securing the championship.
Pictured are: (l to r) in front, Rosemary Daddona ’10, Alexis Hawkins ’12,
Emily Baturka ’12, Mary Jarvis ’12, Michelle Chen ’11, Eliza Strong ’11, Amanda
Chikowski ’11, Ali Singley ’12, and Falon Ecker ’10; and in back, Assistant Coach
Brian Hecker, Christine Chen ’09, Alie Fuchs ’09, Christie DiSilvestro ’10, Anna
Strong ’09, Co-Captain Meagan Berry ’09, Head Coach Alicia Keating, Co-Captain
Sarah Coote ’09, Maddi Moore ’10, Lauren Berry ’10, Krista Camp ’09, Haley
McShane ’10, and Assistant Coach, Stacey Bowan.
Stephen Faulkner
Receives Maxwell Club
Mini Max Award
S
enior Stephen Faulkner was honored this winter as
a Maxwell Football Club Mini Max Award Winner. The Mini Max Award is presented to 50 football
players in the Greater Philadelphia region who exhibit excellent academics, outstanding football performance, and
a strong commitment to community service. A co-captain,
Faulkner rushed for 853 yards on 139 carries this past season
as the team posted a 7-3 record.
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Varsity Squash
Continued from page 13
A Special Fan on AIS/Haverford Weekend
Ham Clark, at left, was thrilled to be able to catch up with Jim Warren,
Class of 1941, who made it up from Hilton Head Island to cheer on the
Blue and White. Go EA!
Greg Isdaner ’05
Declares for NFL
Draft
Episcopal and West Virginia
standout is projected to go in
the middle rounds
E
piscopal graduate Greg Isdaner ’05 announced this winter shorly after the
conclusion of West Virginia’s season that
he would enter the 2009 NFL Draft. IsWVU Athletic Deptartment
dander, who received his degree this past fall but
still had NCAA eligibility left, told The Charleston
Daily Mail that he felt “it was time to move on to
the next stage of my life. I am confident in my ability and believe that I can play at
the next level.”
During his time with the Mountaineers, Greg was named to the Freshman AllAmerica Team and was an All-Big East selection.
and he handily won the next three
games giving the team solid momentum. On the other court, Devin’s match
teetered back and forth, and was tied
at 2-2. However, Devin never wavered
when he returned to the court for the
fifth and final game and he clobbered
his opponent 11-5 placing EA’s team
win count at 2-0.
Alex McGuinness played next on
the center court, and Brunswick knew
the match was a must win. McGuinness won the first two games and held
a comfortable lead in the third. However, the Brunswick player unleashed
a winning streak of five amazing and
excellent shots and EA dropped the
game in a tie-breaker. The Brunswick
supporters exploded with chants and
cheers for a comeback victory, but
McGuinness returned to silence the
crowd, and he won the fourth game
over an exhausted opponent.
On the adjacent court, John Steele
dropped his first game, and fell behind 6-0 in the second. However, he
stayed focused knowing EA needed one
more win. He came back from behind
to grab a win in the second and third
games. His opponent took the fourth in
a close game, but was clearly deflated,
giving John the opening he needed to
take the final game and clinch the national championship for Episcopal.
For the season, the girls’ squad finished with a record of 10 – 1 and won
the Mid-Atlantic Squash Association
Championship, while the boys’ squad
finished 12 – 1 and won the National
Championship and tied Chestnut Hill
for the MASA Championship.
The teams want to send special
thanks to Squash Director, Joe Russell,
who kept the teams focused and their
spirits high. And of course, congratulations and thanks go to coaches Brian
Callahan and Dave McNeely (EA ’77)
for the boys and Dawn Grey and Erica
Lacerda for the girls.
Winter 2009
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The Episcopal Academy
2008 Fall Athletic Awards
2009 Varsity Captain(s)
Most Improved
Special Awards
Football
Jacob Butts
Brian Taylor
Evan Marks &
Miguel Acevedo
The EA Cross Country Team
Award (Boys)
Todd Harrity
Boys Soccer
Charles Panarese
Timothy Suspenski
Boys Cross Country
Stephen Carroll
Devin McLaughlin
Stephen Carpinello
Boys Water Polo
Roy Simpson
James McEntee
Chase Hamilton
Girls Water Polo
Lauren Berry
Haley McShane
Field Hockey
Emily Ciccotti
Kelsey Gula
Jessica Jahnle
Girls Tennis
Elizabeth Eyre
Sydney Grims
Sean Burke
Girls Cross Country
Sloane Snyder
Eliza Crawford
Tara Hartzell
Girls Soccer
Anayis Melikian
Ashley McCormick
Kristin Lee
Junior Varsity & Third Team Captains and Improvement Certificates
2009 Captain(s)
Most Improved
JV Field Hockey
Katherine Fell
Abigail Sarmiento
JV Football
Carl Lampe
Erik Klein
9th Grade Football
Collin Wright
Alexander Wassell
JV Boys Cross Country
Benjamin Whalen
Benjamin Whalen
JV Boys Water Polo
Michael Ballard
Kyle Leidheiser
JV Girls Soccer
Sarah Bernhardt
Rebekka Hochrath
Katie Gallagher
Brooke Olsen
JV Boys Soccer
Clayton Platt
Jordan Peskin
James Peters
3rd Team Boys Soccer Graham Smith
John Eldridge
Charles Platt
Andrew Lewis
JV Girls Tennis
Kelsey Baldwin
Paige Durovsik
JV Girls Water Polo
Eliza Strong
Falon Ecker
Eliza Strong
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize
(Boys’ Cross Country)
Tyler Luff
The Philip Marr Lillie Award
Stephen Faulkner
The F. Eugene Dixon, Jr. Bowl
Ryan Klein
Richard Ferro
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize (Football)
Richard Rosati
The Alumni Memorial Gold Soccer Ball
(Boys)
George McFarland
The Class of 1999 Soccer Award (Boys)
Jonathan Morris
James Underwood
The EA Defender Award (Boys’ Soccer)
James Underwood
EA’s Bicentennial Class Field Hockey
Award
Katharine Ivory
The Team of 1994 Field Hockey Award
Caitlin Powers
Catherine Shugrue
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize
(Field Hockey)
Kelley Moore
The High Scorer Award (Field Hockey)
Avery Curley (20 goals)
The Team of 1986 Tennis Award
Julianna Rodin
The Mind, Body and Sprint Prize
(Girls’ Tennis)
Julianna Rodin
The Singles Champion Award
(Girls’ Tennis)
Stephanie Pino
The Wm. J. Dougherty III Water Polo
Excellence
Chase Hamilton
The Kristofer B. Dahl Water Polo Award
Thomas Bergstrom 16 C o n n e c t i o n s
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize
(Boys’ Water Polo)
Thomas Bergstrom
Soccer
Boys
James Underwood
The Episcopal Academy Water Polo
Excellence Award (Girls)
Lauren Berry
Field Hockey
Caitlin Powers
Catherine Shugrue
Avery Curley
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize
(Girls’ Water Polo)
Christie DiSilvestro
The Team of 1994 Cross Country Award
in memory of Maura C. Murphy
(Girls’ Cross Country)
Rebecca Jane Brinks
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize
(Girls’ Cross Country)
Specner Burke
The Catherine M. Hunt Soccer Award
(Girls)
Hallie Snyder
The Episcopal Academy Gold Soccer Ball
(Girls)
Kristin Lee
The Mind, Body and Spirit Prize
(Girls’ Soccer)
Alexandra Hahn
School Awards and
Championships
Inter-Ac Tennis Tournament Champions
The Eastern Water Polo Tournament
Champions – Girls’ Water Polo
Inter-Ac Champions – Varsity Girls’ Tennis
Inter-Ac Champions – Field Hockey
EA/AIS Banner
Special Awards
First Team All Main Line
Water Polo
Boys
Chase Hamilton
Roy Simpson
Thomas Bergstrom
Girls
Madison Moore
Lauren Berry
Christine DiSilvestro
Tennis
Boys
Todd Harrity
Tyler Luff
First Team All Inter-Ac
Certificates
Boys Cross Country
Todd Harrity
Matthew Haraburda
Tyler Luff
Field Hockey
Catherine Shugrue
Katherine Ivory
Avery Curley
Caitlin Powers
Emily Ciccotti
Football
Stephen Faulkner
Ryan Klein
Jacob Butts
Boys Soccer Milton Ricco Becerra
George McFarland
Girls Soccer
Claire MacManus
Tennis
Julianna Rodin
Hannah Drayton
Hilary White
Elizabeth Eyre
Water Polo
Chase Hamilton
Roy Simpson
Episcopal Student-Athletes
Prepare for NCAA Competition
The following seniors will be suiting up for various
NCAA Division I and III programs next fall. Best
of luck! Front row (l to r): Krista Camp and Hallie
Snyder; Second row (l to r) Alicia La Porta, Erin
Flynn, Sarah McGovern, Samantha Arbitman, Kate
Ivory, and Kelly Moore; Third row (l to r) Sarah
Mumanachit, George McGovern, Megan Spagnola,
Caitlin Powers, Taylor Durovsik, and Catherine
Shugrue; Fourth row (l to r) Richard Ferro, Zach
Lerman, Cory Goodman, and Ryan Klein; Fifth row
(l to r) Thomas Bergstrom, Steven Faulkner, and
Sean Toner, Patrick Rapuano, Connor Sullivan, and
Meagan Berry; Back row (l to r) Bobby Reinhard,
Jonathan Morris, Cody Isdaner, and Michael
McNulty.
Honorable Mention
All Inter-Ac
Football
Buddy Ferro
Brian Taylor
Richie Rosati
John Gormley
Field Hockey
Kelsey Gula
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Spirituality & Service Learning
(l to r) Courtney Carpinello ’15, Middle School teacher Alan Duprez,
Rachel Farmer ’15, and Head of School, Ham Clark, put new grips on
tennis racquets at the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center.
Middle School Students
Promote Peace through
Peace Jam Elective
W
Students, Parents,
Faculty honor Dr.
Martin Luther King,
Jr. with Day of
Service
hat do three Episcopal Academy Middle
School students have in common with Nobel
Peace Prize winners and 500,000 youth leaders
worldwide? Easy. Lynda Michaels, Antoinette
Radcliffe, and Anthony Thai want to change the world for
the better.
In the Middle School Peace Jam elective, taught by faculty member, Susan Cannon, and Director of Service Learning,
Susan Swanson, students learn how good leaders identify
problems in their communities and take steps to solve them. With help from their teachers, Lynda, Toni, and Anthony
designed, wrote, and presented a program to Lower School
students about peace and shared their hopes to be peacemakers. They also spoke about ways every student can be a
peacemaker and inspired their listeners to have the courage to
act for a better world. In the spring, the students will participate in an international Model UN Conference at the United
Nations in New York, learning about issues such as human
rights and access to resources.
O
nce again, students, faculty members,
and parents honored Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. with a day of service on January
19th. Lower School students came together for a Chapel service commemorating the life of Dr.
King, after which they participated in a variety of service projects on campus. The day concluded for Lower
School volunteers with a special screening of Dr. King’s
famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
Middle School students and faculty served at the
Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center
(AAYTE) on Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia, where they
cleaned out and organized the center’s storage area,
put new grips on racquets, and cleaned and organized their
facility’s archive area.
The center’s mission is “to create and promote opportunities to improve the quality of life of young people through
tennis and education.” To do so, AAYTE targets children
ages four to 18 years, many from underserved, at-risk
populations.
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(l to r) Director of Service Learning, Susan Swanson, Anthony Thai
’13, Toni Radcliffe ’14, Linda Michaels ’13, and Middle School faculty
member, Susan Cannon.
Rev. James A. Pollard
Speaks to Upper School
Students
R
ev. James A. Pollard, Ph.D., pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Ardmore for the past 40 years, was
the speaker at Episcopal Academy’s annual chapel service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Pollard
brought the message that “it is more important to be great
rather than to seem to be great.”
Vestry members pose with Dr. Pollard. (l to r; front row) Director of
Diversity and Community Life Courtney Portlock, Robert Rosati ’09,
Christie DiSilvestro ’10, Benjamin Chung ’11, Michael Harvey ’09, and
Religion Department faculty member Timothy Gavin; (back row) Robert
Wassell ’09, Chaplain James Squire, Hon., Thomas Bergstrom ’09,
Dr. James Pollard, Cameron Maple ’11, and Daniel McKelvey ’11
He offered as examples Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College; Dr. George Washington
Carver, an agricultural chemist who spent his life doing research for his countrymen; and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
who sacrificed all for the good of many.
Dr. Pollard received a B.S. in Biblical Literature from
Philadelphia College of the Bible, a M.Div. from Eastern
Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy
from Kensington University of California. While a student
at Dropsie University, laying the foundation for his doctorate, Dr. Pollard worked with the late Dr. Solomon Zeitlin in
the production of the fourth volume of “The Rise and Fall
of the Judean State.”
Reverend Pollard currently serves as a member of the
General Board of American Baptist Churches and of the
Board of American Baptist Missions. He is also the chairman of the Montgomery County Advisory Council to the
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Dr. Pollard
currently teaches at Eastern University, Geneva College Center for Urban Theological Studies, and Lutheran Theological Seminary.
EA students pose after the final truck of canned goods was
loaded this past fall: (l to r) Dan McKelvey ’10, Christie DiSilvestro
’10, Richie Rosati ’09, Tom Bergstrom ’09, Olivia Glass ’10, and
Cameron Maple ’11.
Can Drive Donates
13 Skids of Food to
Philabundance
Drive also raises $7,500 to fight
hunger in Philadelphia
D
uring the annual Can Drive over Thanksgiving, Episcopal students — with assistance from
students at Haverford School and Agnes Irwin
— donated 13 skids of cans (more than 25,000
individual items) to Philabundance and the Pine Street Community Center, which runs a shelter for homeless individuals.
The donation met an immediate need of those on the margins
of society.
The students also raised more than $7,500, which was also
donated to Philabundance.
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Dr. Benjamin Ward
Spends Week as
Scholar in Residence
Several members of Episcopal’s community (faculty members and
alumni) that have honorably served the U.S. Armed Forces posed
following the Veteran’s Day chapel service. They include (l to r; first
row): Hank Albrycht, Hon., speaker Tom Hallowell, and Bill McArdle;
(second row) Jay Mitchell ’80, Norm Fitzpatrick ’80, Drew Jackson
’63, Frank Nagle ’38, and Jamie Griffin ’95; (back row) Eric Guenther
’80, Jim Earle ’42, Sam Earle, Bill Rapp ’56, and Andy Hess, Hon.
Dr. Ben Ward (middle with red tie) spent several days as a Scholar
in Residence at Episcopal in January. He met with numerous
departments and units during his stay. Here he poses with (l to r):
Asssistant Head of School, Cannie Shafer; Middle School Chaplain,
Bert Zug ’78; Head of School, Ham Clark; English Department faculty
member and Diversity Coordinator, Sam Willis; Director of Diversity and
Community Life, Courtney Portlock; and Chaplain Jim Squire.
A
t Ham Clark’s invitation, Dr. Benjamin Ward, an
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, spent a week as Episcopal’s Scholar in
Residence this past January. Dr. Ward spoke at a
combined Middle and Upper School chapel on January 27th
and throughout the week he shared his wide range of talents
throughout the community. Dr. Ward visited classes, spoke
with members of Episcopal’s diversity affinity groups, and
played piano during an additional chapel ceremony.
A true renaissance man, Dr. Ward’s passion for music led
him at an early age to the Montgomery Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
was the minister. This musical connection led to a special
friendship with Dr. King and his wife.
Dr. Ward’s work with students opened up engaging discussions about the philosophy of sports, art, music, and
education, as well as a number of interesting topics.
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Veterans Honored at
Special Chapel Service
A
s is tradition, Episcopal again recognized those in
the community who have served or are serving in
the United States Armed Forces during a special
Veteran’s Day chapel service in November.
The keynote speaker this year was Major Thomas Ace Hallowell of the Army National Guard, who has served in both
the New Jersey Army National Guard and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Hallowell also helped coordinate
Episcopal’s move from Merion and Devon to Newtown
Square in his work with relocation specialist EvensonBest.
Hallowell has been mobilized three times with the PA National Guard since September 11, 2001, and has served in
Germany, Kosovo, and Iraq. In Iraq, he served as an operations officer with the 2nd Brigade Combat team, 28th
Infantry Division in Al Anbar province. During his 23 years
of military service, Major Hallowell has been awarded numerous decorations, including the Army Commendation
Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, the Armed Forces Services Medal with M device and hourglass, Meritorious
Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Parachutist
Badge, Bronze Star Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.
Hallowell has been married for 20 years and has four
daughters, ages 18, 17, 13, and 12.
Arts
Domino Club Presents “Grease”
First Upper School performance in the Mainstage Theater is a smash hit
The cast of “Grease.” (l to r; front row)
Ben Chung ’11, Kate Gadsden ’09,
Tommy Bergstrom ’09, and Brittani
Goodwin ’09; (middle row) Sarah
Bernhardt ’11, Jeff Familetti ’10, Liz
Galib’09, and Mac Lee ’10; (back row),
Kate Ruggiero ’11, Eric Cross ’09, Falon
Ecker ’10, Hunter Hanson ’09, Maggie
Familetti ’12, Hannah LaPalombara ’09,
and Taylor Platt ’10.
“G
rease was the word” on campus this winter with the first
Domino Club production in the
Mainstage Theater on the new
campus. Presenting everyone’s favorite 1950s rock n’
roll classic, the cast and crew were absolutely fabulous winning rave reviews from faculty, parents, and
even the local media.
Wrote Jack Newman, a student at Delaware
County Christian School writing an online review
for The Inquirer: “While talent and stage time were
spread very evenly across Episcopal’s entire cast,
Thomas Bergstrom stood apart as the show’s cool
protagonist, Danny Zuko... Kate Gadsden as Sandy complemented Bergstrom nicely... Her naivete
clashed agreeably with his cocky demeanor.” Newman went
on to write: “In a show that is blithe but mature, the cast and
crew of the Episcopal Academy ultimately gave their audience
an impressive and exciting performance.”
Head of Upper School, Geoff Wagg, agreed and noted that
a huge congratulations was in order for the cast, crew, and
directing staff. It was a spectacular show involving over 60
students on stage and/or backstage and the quality of the
singing and dancing was especially apparent. Congratulations
to all involved!
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Fourth Grade
Performs
“Rhodopsis”
O
n February 22nd and 23rd, Mrs. Haas’
and Ms. Sollenberger’s fourth grade
students brought ancient Egypt to life
in their class play “Rhodopsis.” The
play, based on the fairy tale Cinderella, was a wonderful connection to their studies on Egypt. The
story follows a young Egyptian girl named Rhodopsis through a kidnapping, cruelty, friendship, and heartbreak.
All of which lead to a happy ending as the Pharaoh’s search
for the owner of the golden shoe leads him to Rhodopsis,
who becomes the queen of all Egypt.
Pictured are: (l to r) in front, Grace Doyle, Maddie O’Reilly, Corinne
Zanolli, Helena Bryant, Kayla Costalas, Amanda Lee, Emily
Beinkampen, and Katie Foster; and in back, Ben Pinheiro, Kyle Hogan,
Tristan McCormick, Maximo Moyer, Gregory Smith, Matthew Freese,
Luke O’Grady, Charlie Ryan, Christopher Child, and Nicholas Horbowy.
All students are Class of 2017.
Local Artists Logan
Blanco and Matt
Pinney Exhibit at
Episcopal
T
Matt Pinney’s
“Effervesence”
Logan Blanco’s “The Birthday Gift”
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he Episcopal Academy Art Edge Committee hosted
an exhibition of the works of artists Logan Blanco
and Matt Pinney in the Crawford Campus Center
Gallery this past January.
Blanco was born in San Antonio, TX, but spent his formative years in the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy. His
experience in the classroom has been shaped by his role as
Instructor at Drexel University, Moore College of Art and
Design, the Main Line Art Center, and the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia. He specializes in oil paint, working
both from observation and imagination. Blanco is a member of the College Art Association and has exhibited his
work throughout the United States.
Pinney has established himself as an emerging artist on
the Philadelphia art scene. Since graduating from the Masters Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
in 2007, he has been painting and exhibiting in the Philadelphia area. Drawing on his traditional training at Indiana
University, Matthew has used innovations in technology,
such as digital image reproduction and dissemination, to
address the concerns of contemporary image-making.
In conjunction with the expansion of the ArtEdge program, Pinney spent time working with AP students in the
studio prior to his exhibit opening. The new Crawford
Campus Center Gallery will continue to attract talented
artists, which will in turn help expand the fine arts program at Episcopal through artist visits and work with
students.
Dora Khayatt
Music Award
Winners
Announced
T
he Episcopal Music Department announced
the 2009 Dora Khayatt
music award winners
this past February. Out of a competitive field of 29 individual
and group performances, which
included a total of 39 Upper
School students, four individual/
groups were chosen.
The winners were: Bruce Leto ’10, who performed a piano solo of Beethoven’s “Pathetique” Sonata, 1st
movement; Gigi Constable ’10 and Novari Bailey ’10, who
performed a violin and piano duet of Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21, No. 1 (Allegro non troppo); Dylan Mullen
’09, Olivia Mullen ’09, Kate Gadsden ’09, Zoe LaPalombara ’09, and Hannah LaPalombara ’09, who sang “Crazy
Ever After” and “Mama Who Bore Me”; and Jasmine Pope
’09 and Olivia Wayne ’09, who sang a duet of “ One Sweet
Core” and “Can’t Hurry Love.” The Khayatt winners performed their award-winning pieces at Episcopal’s Upper
School Evening of the Arts and several school assemblies.
The 2009 Dora Khayatt Music Award winners: (l to r) Novari
Bailey, Bruce Leto, Hannah LaPalombara, Kate Gadsden, Olivia
Mullen (floor), Dylan Mullen, Olivia Wayne, Zoe LaPalombara,
Jasmine Pope, and Gigi Constable.
Established in 1990, in honor of Dora Khayatt, painter
and wife of the late John Plant, former Chairman of the Classics Department, the Dora Khayatt Art and Music Prize Fund
provides annual support for student awards for excellence in
the fine arts and music.
Fifth Grade
Presents
“Alice in
Wonderland”
M
rs. Foster’s and Mr.
Levine’s 5th grade
classes put on a joint
production of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” this
past December. The stage was inhabited
by many colorful and amusing characters and a whole lot of nonsense! It was
difficult to tell who was having more
fun, the students on stage or the students in the audience! Congratulations
on a fantastic performance.
The cast of Alice in Wonderland: (l to r, in front) Julia Madey, Ellie Neilson, Chase Markman,
Bailey Decker, Maura Fay, Julia Thompson, Julia Hondros, Dylan Higgins, Wilson Smerconish,
Will Rau, and Qays Ladha; second row: Elizabeth Stone (standing), Dox Aitken (standing), Jenna
Land, Drew Hopkins, Callan O’Rourke, Annie Reynolds, Julia Herman, Carolyn Bell, Emily Phou,
Eric Haab, Matt Blommer, Justin Shah, and Arianna Mordy (standing); in back: Brian Rodio, Matt
DePillis, Harry Smith, Andrew Owsiany, William Hunter, Sumner Brumbaugh, Alexis Reape, Kailey
Radcliffe, Drama teacher Rachel Miller, Claudia Teti, Trevor Roberson, Mioshi Ellison, and Colby
Gallagher. All students are Class of 2016.
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Chamber Orchestra Performs
at Pennsylvania Music
Educator’s Conference
E
Pictured are: (l to r) in front, music faculty
member Katie Wilber, Noelle Farook ’11, Liz
Galib ’09, Merriel Foster ’10, Michelle Chen
’11, Harrison McCormick ’12, Kira Nakahara
’12, and Ben Kang ’12; and in back, Bob
Wassell ’09, Alex Wassell ’12, Bruce Leto ’10,
Swanson Ninan ’11, Anders Lindgren ’11, JP
Waldron ’11, Synae Allen ’11, Kristen Robinson
’10, Brandon Rhodes ’10, and Jack Schiel ’12.
piscopal’s Chamber Orchestra (shown above) was selected to perform at
the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association Conference in April in Valley Forge. Over 130 ensembles in 35 different musical categories competed
last summer via CD audition for the opportunity to perform. The ensembles taking part in the conference range in age from high school to college. It was a
wonderful opportunity for Episcopal’s string musicians to perform in a large venue
and to learn from other performers in the Philadelphia region.
Episcopal Academy Students
Make Honor Choir; Christianson
Performs in Chapel
E
Karen
Christianson
’13 (at
left) and
Alexandra
Leto ’12.
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piscopal students Karen Christianson ’13 and Alexandra Leto ’12 (shown
at left) were selected for the American Choral Directors Association
(ACDA) National Junior High Honor Choir this winter. Acceptance into
this prestigious national choir is done through audition. Participants are
chosen from all over the country and the level of talent makes the selection process
quite competitive. Karen and Alexandra performed with the choir at the national
ACDA convention in Oklahoma City in March.
Upper and Middle School students were also treated to an organ performance by
Christianson in chapel on February 18th. An enormously talented organist, Christianson performed “Carillon” (Herbert Murrill), “Prelude and Fugue in D minor”
(Dietrich Buxtehude), “Adagio for Strings” (Samuel Barber; transcription by William Strickland), and “Carillon de Westminster” (Louis Vierne).
Christianson is Organ Scholar at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr and
made her organ performance debut on Christmas Eve 2002 at historic Christ
Church in Philadelphia. Since then she has performed in numerous venues in the US
and Europe, including the Princeton University Chapel, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and King’s College Chapel at Cambridge
University, England. She currently studies organ with Alan Morrison, head of the
organ department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
World-Class Organist,
John Scott, LVO, Performs
Fantastic Dedicatory
Recital for New Organ
Several hundred were in attendance for the
performance on November 20th
J
ohn Scott, the Organist and Director of Music at St. Thomas
Church in New York, gave an absolutely fantastic performance
for the new organ in the Class of 1944 Chapel on November 20th.
Scott is recognized as one of the most gifted concert organists in
the world today. He has long been associated with St. Paul’s Cathedral
in London and served as Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul’s for
more than a decade. He performed at the wedding of Prince Charles and
Lady Dianna in 1981 and for the Queen of England during celebrations
of the Millennium. As a concert organist, Mr. Scott has toured the world
extensively and has performed with the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony.
Assisted by Karen Christianson ’13 — a wonderfully talented organist in her own right — Scott performed
works by Mendelssohn, Handel, Bach, Wesley, Dupré, Bossi, Grainger, Messiaen, Wammes, and Vierne.
The performance was made possible through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Powell, II. Full specifications for the new organ can be found by going to: School Life/Chapel Program off the front page of the
school Web site.
Dance Team
Performs at
Evening of the
Arts
On February 11th, the
Episcopal Academy
Upper School Dance
Team (at left), winners of
the Dora Khayatt music
competition, and selected
Upper School student
artists celebrated the
arts by participating in a
concert and visual arts
show. The evening was
headlined by the dance
team’s production of “A Day in the Life.” Pictured are: (l to r; front row), Monique
McKenny ’11, Marissa Rivera ’12, Asia Hightower ’11, Devi Loftus ’11, Kirsten
Petrocelli ’10, Hannah LaPalombara ’09, Brittany Dixon ’12, and Rebecca Reyes ’11;
(middle row), Samara Pryor ’12, Kaila Hamdani ’11, Reeva Dua ’11, Nyazia Martin
’12, Cammerin Davis ’11, Anoushka Barpujari ’11, and Brittani Goodwin ’09; (back
row) Olivia Glass ’10 (co-captain), Falon Ecker ’10, Kirsten Kuhn ’11, Laura Fabius
’11, Lia Gentile ’11, Kate Gadsden ’09, Martina McPhail ’09 (co-captain), Amber
Davis ’12, and Bobbi Stone ’12.
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Development
Woody Griffiths ’54, John DeTar ’49, George
Stanley ’39, and Jean Kirk (Mrs. G. Lloyd Kirk ’41)
Hughes Cauffman ’34, Jeff Morrison ’74, and Robert Toland ’40
Valle Schloesser ’67,
Chat Lee ’41, and
Sandy McCurdy ’57
Speaker and Middle School Chaplain Albert Zug ’78, Valle
Schloesser ’67, and Tom Zug ’64
Bishop William White
Society Meets with Middle
School Chaplain
T
his past November, members of the Bishop William White Society gathered for lunch in the
Crawford Campus Center’s Sherrerd Board Room.
Middle School Chaplain Albert Zug ’78, the featured speaker, described how he helps students articulate
their personal beliefs and teaches them to respect the beliefs
of others.
The Bishop William White Society recognizes all who
name The Episcopal Academy as a beneficiary of a will or
trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, life income gift,
or other planned giving arrangement.
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Raye and Jerry Johnson, parents of alumnus
Jonathan Johnson ’02
Help Educate Tomorrow’s
Leaders by Remembering Episcopal
In Your Estate Plan
Establish your legacy at Episcopal! By including The
Episcopal Academy in your estate plan, you can make a
significant impact on future generations of students. Your
bequest can help Episcopal attract and retain the highest
quality faculty. It can also put an Episcopal education
within reach of qualified students from a wide range
of socioeconomic backgrounds or sustain a program
especially meaningful to you. To discuss a purpose for
your bequest, please contact the Office of Planned Giving
at 484-424-1780.
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Episcopal’s planned giving Web site
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and other creative giving strategies.
Visit us online at www.episcopalacademy.org/plannedgiving.
With a few clicks of your mouse, our road map will help you identify
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Simply click on “Resources: Frequently Asked Questions” to discover the variety
of assets you can use to make a gift. With a few more clicks, you can learn about
the Bishop William White Society, Episcopal’s planned giving recognition society;
discover how to include The Episcopal Academy in your will or trust; or request a
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Each day a new “Tip of the Day” alerts you to a different strategy — a good reason
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It is our hope that this Web site will be a helpful tool as you consider how your
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contact Carolyn Jaeger, Director of Planned Giving, by phone at 484-424-1780 or
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Ever Episcopal
Campaign
Closes
T
he Ever Episcopal Campaign closed on December
31st, 2008. The Campaign
was extremely successful and
achieved its goal of raising the requisite
funds to construct Episcopal’s Newtown Square campus and to strengthen
the school’s endowment. The community rallied behind the effort, which
included donors from a diverse group
of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, parents and grandparents of alumni, and
friends of the school.
A final report on the Campaign
will be mailed at the end of May.
Check your mailbox for this historic
document!
Every Annual Fund gift made by alumni, parents, and
friends, whatever its size, makes a valuable and immediate
difference to The Episcopal Academy.
Thank you for giving back. Visit www.episcopalacademy.org/
supportingea or call 484-424-1783 to make a gift today!
Esse Quam Videri
T o B e R at h e r T h a n T o S e e m t o b e
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Alumni
2008 Alumni Awards Ceremony Makes
for a Special Night
Dougherty, Moore, Tokarczyk, and Chambers honored for athletics;
Shouvlin, Borkowski, Melchionni, and Smith honored for service
T
he 2008 Alumni Awards Dinner was held on November 8th and honored some fantastic athletes
and coaches and a number of dedicated volunteers.
The Alumni Award winners were Michael Shouvlin ’50 for the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, John
Rettew, III ’50 for the Distinguished Service Award, Roberta
Borkowski, Hon. for the Alumni Community Service Award,
Robert Melchionni, Jr. ’98 for the Alumni Spirit Award, and
Sarah Smith ’99 for the Young Alumni Award.
The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were Paul Chambers
’88, who played basketball for Fran Dunphy at Penn and
holds the all-time assists and steals records for the Quakers; Sonia (Volla) Moore ’95, an All-Big 10 and 2nd team
All-American field hockey player at Penn State; Dolph M.
Tokarczyk ’84, all All-ACC tight end at Maryland, who
transferred to Penn and played on two Quaker Ivy League
championship football teams, and Daniel Dougherty, Hon.,
Episcopal’s boys’ basketball coach with more than 500 career
high school victories — the most of any Philadelphia city
basketball coach.
Hall of Fame coach Dan
Dougherty, Hon. (third
from left) poses with (from
left) Episcopal Assistant
Coach, Bud Tosti, friend Bill
Hockenbury, and Temple
University men’s basketball
coach, Fran Dunphy.
Episcopal’s 2008 Alumni Award
winners and Athletic Hall of Fame
inductees: (l to r, back row)
Michael Shouvlin ’50, Sarah Smith
’99, Roberta Borkowski, Hon.,
John Rettew ’50, and Robert
Melchionni, Jr ’98; (front row) Pat
Chambers ’88, Dan Dougherty,
Hon., Sonje (Volla) Moore ’95,
and Dolph Tokarczyk ’84.
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Courtney Banks ’92
Profiled in Main Line
Today
Terrorism expert also met
with current students during
Career Day
A
terrorism expert and national security consultant, alumna Courtney Banks
’92, is profiled in the March 2009 issue
of Main Line Today. To read the profile,
visit www.mainlinetoday.com. As the magazine reports, at Episcopal, Banks became the first female
to head Junto. After earning a degree in military history at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked for then-White House Counsel Jack Quinn, the U.S. Justice Department, and defense
contractor BDM International, which assigned her to the Gulf War Illness Task Force at the Department
of Defense. While on the job, she completed her master’s in national security studies at Georgetown University. Banks spoke with current seniors at Episcopal during Career Day on March 31st.
Alumni Weekend 2009
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much more! Spend a fabulous weekend with friends
and classmates and enjoy our first alumni celebration
in Newtown Square. Visit a class, take a campus tour, watch
a sporting event, or attend the drama department’s One-Act
Festival.
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Tuesday, May, 19, 2009 – Noon
The Acorn Club, Philadelphia
Keynote speaker:
Liz Dow, President and CEO
of Leadership Philadelphia and Past
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as a Senior Vice President with FirstUSA
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Selection Committee, and the regional advisory board
of the Knight Foundation. She has won numerous civic
awards for harnessing the power of the private sector
to the public good.
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Class Notes
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The annual EA Alumni Thanksgiving Soccer game on November 27, 2008.
Honorary Alumni
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Alumnae Field Hockey on EA’s Sonje’s Field on
November 28, 2008.
40 Class Agents: Jack Hopkins, Harry
Toland, and R.T. Toland
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30 Class Agent Needed
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31 Class Agent Needed
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32 Class Agent Needed
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33 Class Agent: Bart Linvill
41 Class Agents: J. Tyler Griffin, Roger
Miller, and Karl Rugart
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42 Class Agents: Bill Nagle and Woody
Woodring
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43 Class Agents: Jim Carson, Joe Gordon, Bill Lander, and Davis Pearson
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34 Class Agent Needed
44 Class Agents: Al Hume and Doug
Raymond
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35 Class Agent Needed
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36 Class Agent: John Haas
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37 Class Agent: Kingsley Weston
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38 Class Agent: J. Craig Huff
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39 Class Agent: Heyward Wharton
70th Reunion / May 1 - 2, 2009
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65th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
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45 Class Agent: George Robinette
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46 Class Agent: Winkie Bennett
Alumni Notes for Class of 1946 from Joseph S. Bennett, IV (Winkie): Hap Aller,
retired at Beaumont, Bryn Mawr, plays
tennis, traveled to the Mediterranean this
summer, winters in Florida, summers in
Maine; Frank Bowker may sell his home
in the Poconos and lives in Florida; Don
Cooper is a retired neurosurgeon and
hikes and likes to paint; Chuck Dennis
lives in New Jersey and has two children
and three stepchildren; Jack Douglas
lives in Michigan, still plays tennis, and is
a retired engineer with five children; Tom
Faison takes annual academic courses
at nearby Duke University in philosophy,
English, and poetry; David Forrest lives
in North Carolina and does sophisticated
wood carving as a hobby and profession;
Bill Forrest lives in Pennsylvania and
spends a few weeks in Avalon, NJ each
summer — he also went to Austin Hepburn’s 80th birthday party; Sandy Greer
lives in Washington State and his granddaughter Logan Greer ’07 is a graduate
of EA at Yale and his grandson Xander
’11 is a student at EA; Charles Hare is a
retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S.
Navy and has two grandchildren — one
is a cellist and other an academic who
climbs mountains; Austin Hepburn lives
in Ardmore and is currently taking courses on advanced Apple Computers; Price
Heppe lives in Newtown Square, plays
tennis, paints portraits, and his grandson
served as a Marine for two years in Iraq;
Paul Ingersoll lives in Bryn Mawr and
has multiple interests and appointments,
including Bryn Mawr Hospital, trustee for
Christie’s International (Auctions), director of Haverford Trust, and president of
Beaver Coal Company in West Virginia;
Foster Jack lives in Milton, PA, is a retired real estate appraiser and volunteers
at Muncy Hospital; Henry Kaltenthaler
lives in Missouri and is recovering after re-
Episcopal Academy vs Haverford Alumni Ice Hockey Game on
December 17, 2008 at the Skatium in Havertown.
cent surgery; Dick Keller is working as
the director of Keller Enterprises; Ralph
Knode hopes to get East for the next
Haverford/EA football game and does
organized physical training three times a
week in Wyoming; Phil Maroney was
happy to hear that Bates Sharp’s Memorial Plaque was displayed on the new
campus; Dick Mateer lives in Virginia and
received the athletic award in October at
Haverford College for Tennis 1946-1950;
Bob Schriver no reportable news; Ted
Trump lives on Cape Cod and passes
time with his hobby of doing sophisticated
photo processing on his computer; John
Walton lives in Cathedral Village, PA and
serves on the race committee at Egg Harbor Yacht Club — two of his children work
at Germantown Academy (teacher and
administrator); Don Waite lives in Tucson
and enjoys following the stock market on
his computer, picking fruit from trees near
his house, and writing a monthly newsletter for his family; Andy Warren lives
in Villanova and enjoys his four children
and grandchildren; Jerry Williams is active in Bridge circles and is closing in on
a Goldmaster Award. Has anyone heard
from these classmates: Jim Armstrong,
John Austin, Don Bishop and Sterling
Carpenter?
47 Class Agent: Brooks Keffer
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The EA Alumni Water Polo game on December 20, 2008.
48 Class Agents: John Hentz and Dick
Schneider
57 Class Agents: John Clendenning,
Carl Deutsch, and Howard Morgan
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49 Class Agents: Jim Blatchford and
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60th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
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59 Class Agent: Bill Talbot
Stan Miller
50 Class Agent: John Rettew
Class Agents: Bob Bishop, Hunter
McMullin, and Jim Zug
50th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2008
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51 Class Agent Needed
60 Class Agent: Geb Burden
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52 Class Agent: Craig TenBroeck
61 Class Agent: Cappy Markle
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Steve Banta retired from the Asian Development Bank in 2003 and is the chief
editor for Island Publishing. Steve keeps
busy doing books for the Philippine Rice
Institute. He travels extensively with his
wife, Cheli, and maintains their two residences: a suburban house in Alabang,
where they spend their weekends, and a
condo in Manila for use during the week.
53 Class Agent: Peter Duncan
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54 Class Agents: Birch Clothier, Walt
Moleski, and Bill Sykes
55th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
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55 Class Agent: David McMullin
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56 Class Agent: Bill Rapp
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If you are interested in becoming
a class agent, please contact
Jen Slike at 484-424-1783 in the
Development Office for more
information.
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Becky Demorest ’91 married Joseph Pollock on October
25, 2008 on the beach on Bald Head Island, NC.
Stephanie Moleski, wife of Charlie Moleski ’89, with their
new baby Luke born on December 3, 2008.
62 Class Agent: Ed Vick
67 Class Agent: Alan McIlvain
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Dick Rainer reports that Steve Hollis
has rejuvenated his musical career as a
keyboard player and vocalist for a Kennett
Square/West Grove band called 2uesday
Nite (www.2uesdaynite.com).
63 Class Agents: Drew Jackson and
Charlie Ogelsby
Jim Rooks has started a Class of ’63
Web site at www.picasaweb.googlr.
com/1785ea1963. It has over 1,200 images related to EA. Check it out!
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64 Class Agent: Tom Zug
69 Class Agent Needed
45th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
40th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
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65 Class Agent: Loyd Pakradooni
70 Class Agents: John Dautrich and
68 Class Agent: Robert Mayock
72 Class Agent Needed
75 Class Agent: David Crockett
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73 Class Agents: Rex Gary, Jerry
76 Class Agent: Roly Morris
66 Class Agent: Steve Dittmann
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71 Class Agent: Chris D’Angelo
Holleran, and Bill Luff
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35th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
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Ron Rothrock
John Platt is known to some as a
real “keeper of the folk singer’s flame,”
and a great supporter of bona fide
American singer/songwriters. John was
recently interviewed about the death of
Odetta, the blues singer and civil rights
activist. The interview may be found on
www.ny1.com.
74 Class Agent: Jeff Morrison
Bob Lange, known by his customers as
“Farmer Bob,” owns Sugartown Strawberries in Willistown. Farmer Bob owns a
100-acre farm of tillable land and worked
the farm himself along with his Springer spaniel, Happy. His farm hosts school
groups for hayrides, educational tours,
pumpkin picking, and bonfires. Bob also
holds a leadership role in Willistown as an
elected township supervisor.
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Bill Hanson has written a book entitled “The Edge of Medicine.” Its subject
matter touched on where technology is
taking medical treatment in the near and
long term. Bill recently had a book signing
at the Univerity of Pennsylvania’s bookstore and was featured on NPR’s Fresh
Air program.
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77 Class Agents: Gordon Cooney,
Peter Hare, and David Howard
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78 Class Agents: Jim Borum and
Larry Mascioli
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Anne Putnam ’96 married Keith Argue on May 3, 2008 at Christ
Church in Philadelphia.
Celebrating the Phillies World Series
Paul Nolen ’99 and his wife
Victory are Anne (Putnam) Argue ’96, Mina Megan had their first baby
Mishrikey, James Casey ’97, Madeleine
Finley Ann in October.
(Delson) Towles ’97, and Brad Brooks ’98
79 Class Agent: Ned Lee
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30th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
84 Class Agents: Bill Keffer and Karl
Mayro
Ned Lee’s son Zander graduated from
Episcopal in 2008 and is now entering
his first year at Georgetown University’s
Walsh School of Foreign Service. Son,
Mac is currently a junior at EA.
80 Class Agent: Joe Giles
Fenton Tompkins and his wife, Kim,
have two sons, Kyle (age 8) and Chris (age
5). Fenton and Kim own and run Portside
Yachts, a Yacht Brokerage Company in
Tarpon Springs, FL. They enjoy the yearround outdoor activities and coach little
league baseball and soccer.
85 Class Agent: Won Shin
practice in Philadelphia. Harper has been
named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine in
both 2007 and 2008. He also had two
articles featured in the Philadelphia Bar
Association’s latest online publication,
“Upon Further Review,” and in the Association’s EZine magazine.
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91 Class Agents: Joe Bongiovanni,
25th Reunion / May 1 – 2, 2009
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86 Class Agents: J.D. Cassidy and
Sean McDermott, Holly Rieck, and Jenn
Tierney
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Jerome Allen was inducted into The
Philadelphia Big Five Hall of Fame on
February 13.
Bruce Walsh
87 Class Agents: Jim Blenko, Peter
Dugery, Ed Jones, and Mindy Phelps
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81 Class Agents: Ted Coxe and Ben
Thompson
88 Class Agents: Mary Beth Bongiovanni, Paul Chambers, and Bill Marvin
Dennis C. Johnson III joined the Society of Biomaterials as Assistant Executive
Director at their Headquarters in Mount
Laurel, NJ. Dennis also celebrated his
20th wedding anniversary to his wife
Joanne in October. They have two sons,
Daniel (age 12) and Dash (age 8).
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82 Class Agents: Rich Crockett, Jim
Farrell, and Brooke McMullin
89 Class Agent: Charlie Moleski and
Jon Noel
20th Reunion / May 1 -2, 2009
Charlie Moleski and wife Stephanie
welcomed their second son, Luke, on
December 3, 2008.
90 Class Agents: Kristin McIlehenney
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and Lori Hood Sanders
83 Class Agents: Jamie Hole and Todd
Walter
Harper Dimmerman is enjoying a successful career with his boutique law
Catherine Rosato, along with her brothers, Ernie ’81, Rafe ’84, Tony ’85,
Gerard ’88, Philip ’90, and David ’93,
and their parents, Geraldine and Ernest,
held the 4th annual golf invitational in
honor of their sister and daughter, Sarah Marie Rosato ’95. The event took
place on September 8, 2008 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The Sarah Marie
Rosato Fund is a non-profit organization established by the Rosato family after
Sarah lost her battle with childhood cancer in 2001.
Becky Demorest married Joseph Pollock on October 25, 2008. The ceremony
was held on the beach on Bald Head Island in North Carolina. In December,
Becky and Joe moved from New York City
to San Francisco. Becky is Medical Direc-
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James Casey ’97 married Jocelyn Faulkner on June 28, 2008.
tor of Sports and Medicine at Children’s
Orthopedics Associates at Children’s
Hospital of Oakland.
92 Class Agent: Dorie Clayman and
Charley French
Matt Holloway co-wrote the screenplay for the Lionsgate film: “The Punisher:
War Zone.” The major Hollywood production features Dominic West (of “The
Wire” fame) and Ray Stevenson (of HBO’s
“Rome”). Matt previously worked on
“Ironman.”
Brian Dougherty was inducted into the
University of Maryland Athletic Hall of
Fame on October, 24, 2008.
93 Class Agents: Dave Grau and
Elissa Helt
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94 Class Agents: Tema (Fallahnejad)
Burkey, Anna (Morgan) Cassidy, and Tara
Stitchberry
15th Reunion / May 1 -2, 2009
Dan Keating reports that he had three
great years as a history teacher and as
the head lacrosse coach at St. Joe’s
Prep. After a couple years in real estate
development, Dan is back in the classroom, teaching English at St. Anastasia
School in Newtown Square.
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Foster Cronin ’99 was married to
Amanda Murphy on September 13,
2008 in Henlopen Acres, DE.
Ian Wessels ’04 was commissioned
as an Ensign in the United States
Navy on Dec 19, 2008 in Newport, RI.
95 Class Agents: Katie (Kurz) McComb,
Doug MacBean, and Laura Rooklin
98 Class Agents: Jamie Allen, Rob Mel-
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96 Class Agents: Jamie Barrett,
99 Class Agents: Andrew Addis,
Anne Putnam married Keith Argue on
May 3, 2008 at Christ Church in Philadelphia. The following EA alumni were in
attendance: Madeleine (Delson) Towles
’97, Katie Gregg, Bonnie Putnam ’00,
Celian Putnam, Hon., Nicholas Sommer ’97, Jack Schonewolf, James
Barrett, and Steve Dittmann ’66.
Foster Cronin married Amanda Leslie
Murphy on September 13, 2008 in Henlopen Acres, DE. Fellow classmates, Tyler
Wren and Garrett Kennedy served as
groomsmen.
Maria Solomon, and Jenny (Williams)
Weymouth
97 Class Agents: Julie (Manser) Ganz,
Kellen Heckscher, Dan O’Donnell, and
Addison West
James Casey married Jocelyn Faulkner
at the Andalusia Estate on June 28, 2008.
In attendance were Jeff Miller, Justin
Wilson, Patrick Barton, Mike Campbell, Marshall Sebring, Jamie Barrett
’96, Justin Hopkins, Mike Iannacone
’98, Graham Shafer, Christine (Wilson) Merrill ’95, Bradd Haley, Lauren
(Imbesi) Caffrey, Dean Boyd ’96, Paul
O’Connor, Will Stuntebeck ’96, John
McGlinn ’96, John Bullen, Madeleine
(Delson) Towles, and Jordan Love.
chionni, Andrew Torre, and CJ Walsh
Catherine Hunt, Chris Morris, Courtney
(Bancroft) Morris
Paul Nolan and his wife Megan welcomed their daughter, Finley Ann Nolen
on October 2, 2008.
Ian Wessels was commissioned as an
Ensign in the United States Navy on December 19, 2008, in Newport, RI. After
more training in Newport, he will be assigned as a Surface Warfare Officer on
the USS Jarrett, FFG 33, “The Mighty J,”
a frigate home-ported in San Diego, CA.
Chris Morris is looking for other people
in the class to help out with the planning
of their reunion.
Jim Spofford wrote to us via FaceBook:
“I am currently deployed to Baghdad with
the 1st Brigade of the 4th Infantry division, stationed in Ft. Hood, TX. I am on
my second deployment to Iraq, the first
time I was in the Abu Ghraib area of
Elizabeth Leedy ’00 married Evan Krick on June 28, 2008 at
Greystone Hall in West Chester, PA.
Western Baghdad. I returned to Iraq in
March of 2008. I am currently a Captain in
Bravo Battery, 4-42 Field Artillery. My Battery occupies a section of the Mansour
District of Baghdad, right outside the international zone.”
Nicole Haddad, along with her business
partner, Renata Certo-Ware ’04, continue to team up in the fashion world. See
their profile in this issue of Connections.
Wick McIlvain just moved back to the
Main Line after many years in Seattle.
He looks forward to helping out with his
class’ plans for their 10th reunion.
00 Class Agents: Chip Bromley, Kimmy
Gardner, Mike Hoffman, Jack Meyers,
and Ben Rogers
Elizabeth Leedy married Evan Krick on
June 28, 2008.
01 Class Agents: Evan Coughenour,
Drew Crockett, Sarah (Baker) Perkins,
and Pete Tedesco
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02 Class Agents: Kevin Dugan and Tim
Mahoney
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03 Class Agents: Matt Deasey and
Matt Szporka
Anna Swanson ’08 and Mia Kent ’08 in Pona, Peru recently.
Breonne Ludrick was awarded a full
fellowship as a film scholar from the Flaherty International Film Seminar. Breonne,
along with other scholars and media
makers from around the globe gathered
together this year at Colgate University to
discuss ways of using contemporary media, particularly the documentary form, as
a catalyst for social change. Breonne is
currently at New School University in New
York City working on her master’s thesis
dealing with the psychological dynamics
of human rights representation in global
media.
04 Class Agents: Nick Brown, Mike
Ciccotti, and Brian O’Neill
Renata Certo-Ware, along with her
business partner, Nicole Haddad
’99, continue to team up in the fashion
world. See their profile in this issue of
Connections.
05 Class Agents: Nick Morris and
Kit Zipf
Dartmouth, Julia McClatchy ’05 play for
Georgetown, Sandra Mumanachit ’06
play for Harvard, and Megan McFarland
’07 play for Bowdoin!!
06 Class Agents: Armena Ballard,
Justin Moore, Joe Salameh, Michelle
Thomas
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07 Class Agent: Annie Spofford
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08 Class Agent Needed
EJ Spofford was selected as “First
Year Student of the Month” at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A quote from his
nominator: “EJ deserves to be recognized
for his attitude, willingness to participate,
and ability to take it all in stride along with
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s fast
paced classes and the entirely new college world he has entered.”
Lots of fun for former EA girl Squash
players at the Howe Cup Collegiate Finals, held at Harvard over President’s Day
Weekend. Cannie and Win Shafer (both
Hon.) were there to watch daughter Francie play for Northeastern, but they saw
Anne Madeira ’07 play for Penn, Logan Greer ’07 and Lexie Van Arkel ’08
play for Yale, Madeline Lurio ’05 play for
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Milestones
Marriages/Unions
Joseph Pollock to Becky Demorest ’91
10/25/2008
Melissa Grassi to
Andrew Purcell ’93
11/29/2008
Kim & Jeff Venzie ’89
Luke Venzie 12/17/2002
Thomas Venzie 12/2/2004
Tamara & Harper Dimmerman ’90
Chole Anne Dimmerman 5/15/2006
Rebecca Thornton to
Alexander Leach ’95
2/14/2009
Jennifer & Dan DiLella ’91
Sam DiLella 4/16/2002
Kate DiLella 6/21/2004
Daniel DiLella 12/14/2005
Chase DiLella 6/27/2007
Keith Argue to Anne Putnam ’96
5/3/2008
Megan & Brian Dougherty ’92
Mia Rose Dougherty 11/27/2008
Carolyn Chao to Jason Sabat ’96
10/18/2008
Lauren & Mike Goody ’94
Amanda Faye Goody 9/29/2008
Jennifer Werkheiser to
Stephen Venzie ’96
10/18/2008
John & Abi (Walker) Kasselakis ’94
George Geoffrey Kasselakis 4/12/2008
Jocelyn Faulkner to James Casey ’97
6/28/2008
Emilia Moreira to Andrew Dickey ’98
8/30/2008
Jessica Sabota to Ben Glauser ’98
11/22/2008
Amanda Murphy to Foster Cronin ’99
8/13/2008
Evan Crick to Elizabeth Leedy ’00
6/28/2008
Births/Adoptions
Betsy & Rob Braker ’84
Madelyn Braker 1/10/2005
Jill & Paul Chambers ’88
Colin Patrick Chambers 1/30/2002
Rubie Elizabeth Chambers 2/16/2004
Shea Michael Chambers 3/15/2006
Courtney & Pat Chambers ’89
Grace Anne Chambers 11/5/2008
Giselle & David Gordon ’89
Lilly Ann Gordon 4/23/2003
Grace Caroline Gordon 11/22/2005
Kelly & Mike Henry ’89
Carson Henry 12/15/2008
Kate & Paul Landaiche ’89
Timothy Landaiche 7/23/2006
Stephanie & Charlie Moleski ’89
Luke Moleski 12/3/2008
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Elisabeth & Rhett Chiliberti ’95
Ellie Anna Chiliberti 3/1/2008
Maureen (Stachowski) ’95 &
Jamie Griffin ’95
Xavier James Griffin 2/16/2009
Mary Austin Anne Griffin 2/16/2009
Page (Pearcy) ’96 & Dave Cash ’96
Georgia Page Cash 12/18/2008
John & Ryan (Gelbach) Longstreth ’97
Gloria Grace Longstreth 1/31/2009
Megan & Paul Nolen ’99
Finley Ann Nolen 10/2/2008
Kimberly & Ted Mathisen ’02
Benjamin Mathisen 12/17/2008
Alicia & John Tsafos ’02
Nathan John Tsafos 10/6/2008
Deaths
Stuart Paul Miller ’30
12/15/2008
Hardie B. Smith ’30
9/5/2008
Samuel Houston Brown ’35
1/19/2009
Charles Hutchison Clark ’37
1/21/2009
Philip P. Sharples ’38
12/24/2008
Daniel G. Murphy ’40
10/18/2008
Harold N. Sheble ’40
12/18/2008
Andrew G. Knox ’41
11/13/2008
John H. Brinton, Jr. ’43
11/23/2006
John S. Buckley ’43
2/8/2009
Lloyd G. Potter ’43
10/10/2008
Richard A. Deal ’47
8/19/2008
Thomas Lawrence Reeves ’47
10/3/2008
Stuart Henri Yost ’47
10/4/2008
Rankin N. Thompson ’48
9/25/2008
Henry Reed Heebner, Jr. ’51
10/9/2008
Nicholas A. Rey ’56
1/14/2009
Thomas de Witt Cuyler Morris ’59
12/7/2008
Frank Hastings Griffin, III ’64
12/31/2008
John A. McGlinn ’71
2/14/2009
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