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Connections T H E M A G A Z I N E O F T H E E P I S C O PA L A C A D E M Y


EA Alumnus Dr. Rob Williams ’72, Infectious Disease Specialist, in Uganda

Moving Beyond Our Borders What makes us similar to our peers in other parts of the world? How are we different? How can we, as an institution, have a truly global impact? Our feature story shows how and where Episcopal is making a difference in the world beyond its borders.


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Alumni Profiles: 3 Alan Lukens ’42 4 Jay Branegan ’68 5 Rob Williams ’72 6 Greg Morley ’84 7 Andrew MacIntosh ’85 8 Hazel Imbesi Bentinck ’95


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On the cover: Alumnus Dr. Rob Williams ’72, meets with children in a Ugandan village where he has done volunteer work for AIDS patients and their families.

Moving Beyond Our Borders Episcopal faculty are bringing a new, international perspective into the classroom and introducing students to the wider world through their curricula. While developing personal awareness is nothing new at Episcopal, it’s clear that both current students and alumni are truly helping to shape the world. By Jane F. Century



Left: Episcopal students on a trip to Ecuador. Middle: Students and faculty members working on a community service project in Costa Rica. Right: An EA grandparent reads to Lower School students during it’s “Sikuku” festival.


hat makes us similar to our peers in other parts of the world? How are we different? How can we, as an institution, have a truly global impact? While Episcopal has always encouraged students to travel and study abroad to expand their horizons, many credit Head of School Ham Clark as the driving force behind a more concerted effort—inside and outside of the classroom—to help students look beyond the typical boundaries of their own lives and view themselves and each other from a global perspective.

What makes Episcopal Academy unique is its emphasis on balance. While academic excellence is the cornerstone of an Episcopal education, the community also stresses strong athletics, vibrant arts, spiritual growth, and personal development. Episcopal students are expected to live according to a set of core values, which are embodied in the 10 stripes of the school jersey, and the faculty and administration care just as much about graduating good people as they do graduating good students. Clark believes stepping outside our comfort zone reinforces these values in

students, and since his arrival, he has worked to ensure that an increased number of study abroad programs and a diverse learning environment support these objectives. His strong commitment to such activities has led to new “globallyfocused” initiatives in the classroom and the creation of a Study Abroad Coordinator post to seek out and oversee student travel and exchange programs. “I believe as a school, we have the responsibility to stretch and challenge students,” Clark says. “We must help them grow by learning how to act in different situations

Alan Lukens ’42

AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, 1984 – 1987 “There were two important factors that influenced me to work overseas. First was my European experience with the 20th Armored Division during WWII, and second was my parents’ keen interest in international affairs. Discussions at dinner led by my father, Philadelphia lawyer Edward Lukens ’11, always fascinated me. “Episcopal prepared me for a life abroad in several ways. I won both the Latin and the French prizes at Episcopal. Latin under Fred Doolittle provided excellent preparation for Spanish and French, which I used throughout my career in the Foreign Service, and French grammar under Earlham Bryant served me well in francophone posts. “I debated as a member of Junto, learned history with Mike Merrick, and honed my English grammar and writing skills under Kenneth Balsley. Headmaster Greville Haslam was a strict disciplinarian who held us to high standards. And religious preparation at Episcopal under Chaplain Charles Martin served me well indeed when my mother, my first wife Polly, and my three children were killed in a plane crash over Algeria in 1961.”



Alan Lukens ’42 (at right) with the Congolese (Zaire) ambassador in July 1985.

Jay Branegan ’68

STAFF MEMBER, U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE; FORMER CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND TIME MAGAZINE CORRESPONDENT; PULITZER PRIZE WINNER “I graduated from EA in 1968, from Cornell in 1972, and got a masters degree in journalism in 1973 from Northwestern. I worked at the Chicago Tribune for seven years, where I shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for investigative journalism. I joined TIME magazine in 1981 in Chicago, moved to Washington in 1982, and was transferred to Hong Kong in 1987, where I lived for six years covering Southeast Asia and China. I moved to Brussels for TIME in 1993, where I was the European Economic Correspondent, covering the E.U., NATO, and economic and business stories in western and eastern Europe. In 1997, I returned to Washington to cover the White House. With President Clinton, I traveled to a number of foreign countries, including Russia, India, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Chile, Colombia, Vietnam, Israel, Jay Branegan in Moscow while traveling with and Jordan. I covered the State Department under Colin Powell for several months President Clinton in September 1998. until I retired from TIME in August 2001, after 20 years. For the past two years I’ve worked as a staffer on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In connection with that, I’ve made trips to Cambodia and The Philippines. I estimate I’ve been to about 50 countries in my career. “I took Spanish at Episcopal and while I never achieved full fluency, I kept it up as a hobby and traveled frequently to Spain and Latin America after I got out of college. I guess I got the “foreign” bug after my sophomore year in college, when my roommate and I spent 10 weeks traveling all around Europe. I viewed journalism as a way to see the world, and the writing skills pounded into me by Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Muir, Mr. Lee, Mr. White, et. al., certainly helped me in that career. Looking back, I think it would have been good if EA had offered us an opportunity to spend even a short time in a foreign country— say, a week over spring or Christmas break—in some kind of cultural immersion environment. I believe that by experiencing how people live and think in other countries, you can learn a lot about your own country. This would be a valuable experience for all students, no matter what their eventual careers.”

and how to interact with all kinds of people. The more experiences we can share as a community, the richer the learning environment.” Andy Hess, who has taken the inaugural position as Study Abroad Coordinator, agrees. “Before Ham, we took more of a hit or miss approach,” Hess says. “But college programs are really pushing a term abroad. Why shouldn’t we give our kids a broader education? Many of our kids have done some traveling, but a number of them have not gone any further than the Jersey shore.” But, Hess warns, only the right types of programs will have a lasting effect. “We have a clear program here at Episcopal. If someone is going to take a term off, we want something

that’s going to be far more than just babysitting. The students need to engage and contribute.” Episcopal’s faculty is working hard to empower students to truly make a difference in the world. Already, Episcopal alumni have had great success living and working overseas. But with continued emphasis on encouraging Episcopal students to think and move beyond their borders, the health of our global community will only improve.

Developing World, Changing Curriculum Faculty member Chip Hollinger understood long ago that his curriculum needed to adapt to not only the changing global landscape, but

the changing needs of his students as well. In his 36 years on the faculty, Hollinger has expanded the history curriculum from its former narrow focus on civic responsibility and general social studies to a more international, multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the developing world. Hollinger’s class goes beyond current events to view the world through the lens of history, politics, culture, economics, and geography. “We’re one of the first schools on the Main Line to have a course like this,” he says. The class explores issues of wealth, poverty, and society in developing nations in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and South Asia. He is particularly interested in “how the past haunts the present,” and SPRING 2005


Rob Williams, M.D., ’72

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST, MEDICAL SPECIALTY ASSOCIATES, CHERRY HILL, NJ “In October 2004, I traveled to Uganda as a guest of Covenant Mercies Ministries. Covenant Mercies is a mission organization that runs an outreach program for kids in Chester, PA and manages a program that sponsors orphans in Uganda. There are currently about 500 orphans being sponsored in a rural town called Nagongera. Most of these orphans are children whose parents have died of AIDS, and some are HIV positive themselves. Because of my connection to the church, I was asked to accompany the director to Nagongera and evaluate the medical needs for the area. “Most of the buildings in town are wood shacks with tin roofs. However, the majority of people in the area live in mud huts with thatched papyrus roofs. Upon arriving in Nagongera, we were greeted by about 20 cheering church members whose mission was to make us feel welcome. Their hospitality was Dr. Rob Williams, ’72, with six-year-old Oyango in Nagongera, Uganda. Both of Oyango’s parents overwhelming. I spent a few days at the government clinic, which was about a have died of AIDS. mile from the center of town. It was overflowing with people of all ages. There were a lot of children with fever from malaria and ear infections. Their mothers often had ailments from musculoskeletel problems, such as low back pain or neck pain. These pains were probably from the hard work of carrying water and food daily. Most of the middle aged people had high blood pressure and diabetes, while the younger adults had signs and symptoms associated with HIV infection. “The clinic is run by a very capable nurse practitioner named Nathan who taught me quite a lot. There was also a small laboratory that provided blood smears for malaria, urinalysis, and hematocrits (red blood cell count for anemia). I was amazed to see their centrifuge that ran by manually turning a crank. Nathan made rounds every morning and determined who was ready for discharge. A physician visited two times per week and stayed approximately one hour. Also, the clinic had very few medicines. There were three antibiotics, three malaria medicines, and generic Tylenol. That was all! The malaria medicines were somewhat obsolete and only effective for certain types of malaria. There are no HIV medicines. AIDS has devastated the area. It is overwhelming. “We will be returning in October 2005 to spend a week trying to treat some of those ailments I saw on my first visit. One week is not long enough to cure a community, but we hope to bring the love of God with us. It will help change lifestyles, provide hope, and unite a community that is rich in energy, intelligence, and spirit — just as I was taught at Episcopal to enrich my mind, body, and spirit.”

includes role-playing to help students grasp the real-world complexities faced by people in other cultures. “The course makes the students much more aware of the world around them,” says Hollinger. “One unintended benefit is that students can’t help realizing how well off they are relative to many parts of the world. They see that in many countries, families could live for a month on what their families spend on groceries. Eighty percent of the world’s population lives in the developing world. Students begin to appreciate 5


that the rest of the world doesn’t live the way they do.” Likewise, teacher Sue Cannon uses her sixth grade English class as a way to foster a better understanding and awareness of global inequalities as well as cultures. Cannon’s students read a fictional account of a young girl growing up in India who is forced into an arranged marriage at age 13. The book, Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan, “really hits our kids,” says Cannon. “Because our students are the same age as the main character, it sends a powerful message about

choice, responsibility, and cultural expectations.” Cannon also shares with Hollinger the view that her lesson plans must constantly evolve to meet changing needs. In her upcoming sabbatical year, which begins this summer, Cannon will travel to Denmark where she will attend a program for teachers on global conflict resolution. Later, she hopes to travel to Guatemala, would like to do a short teaching stint in China, and, if a Fulbright grant is approved, make a sojourn to Japan to conduct research. Upon her return to

“The more experiences we can share as a community, the richer the learning environment.” —Ham Clark, Head of School Episcopal, Cannon hopes to develop a course for her 8th graders on Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and nuclear conflict with the help of her colleagues in the History department.

Poverty Close to Home Students don’t need to leave the country, however, to experience a new perspective. This June, Rob Trumbull, Director of Community Service, plans to take 20 Upper School students to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Home to the Oglala Lakota Nation, the reservation includes two of the poorest counties in the United States, Shannon and Jackson. Although official figures vary widely, high unemployment, low life expectancy, and numerous health issues are commonplace. Trumbull has been meeting with students once a month to help pre-

Greg Morley ’84

pare them for their trip. Books such as On the Rez, by Ian Frazier, give students a clear picture of the issues that plague residents of the reservation. Lack of adequate housing is another major issue, but one that Episcopal students will help tackle. “We’ll be learning about Native American culture and history,” says Trumbull, “but we’ll also be working with people on the reservation on different projects like home repair and improved housing. I like the idea of exposing students to another culture inside the United States that they would not ordinarily see.” In addition to their community service work, Episcopal students will also attend nightly talks on Native American culture and history, and will tour the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore. “I think it’s going to be fascinating,” says Trumbull. “Here

you have a reservation the size of the state of Connecticut with 35,000 people living on it. The life expectancy is like 50. It will be a real eye-opener for our students.”

Exploring Other Faiths As a young student at Episcopal, Rev. Bert Zug, ’78, had little exposure to other cultures or faith traditions. “The school was all male and all white,” he recalls. “The first African-American student was admitted when I was in fifth grade.” Since that time, Episcopal has made huge strides in diversifying its student population, and Zug—who is now Middle School Chaplain— feels that inclusiveness has fostered a richer learning experience. As an example, Zug points to the course on faith he has taught for the past six years, which has increased his appre-


RESOURCES, EURO DISNEY Greg Morley has spent the last four years living in Paris, France working for Euro Disney. After several years with The Walt Disney Company in the U.S., Greg had the opportunity to relocate to Europe on an assignment, which has exceeded his expectations. "I am fortunate to have had an incredible professional and personal experience here in Europe. The education I received at Episcopal still impacts me in big and small ways each day. The little events we take for granted at home, can become big adventures in unfamiliar surroundings. The ability to communicate clearly, exude self-confidence, and maintain a healthy sense of humor can go a long way to making each day something to appreciate. I have remained close to many of my friends from the class of 1984, which helps to keep me connected. As I am still trying to learn French, my dictionary from Mr. Denlinger's French class sits on my desk as a constant reminder of the things to which I should have paid closer attention at EA."

Greg Morley ’84, at his new office at Euro Disney outside Paris.



“They see that in many countries, families could live for a month on what their families spend on groceries.” —Chip Hollinger, Hon. ciation for the ways that exposure to diversity can enhance students’ understanding—not only of the faiths of others, but of their own. Zug assigns his eighth grade students a faith paper for the course, and invites a select few to read their paper aloud in Chapel. This year, papers from Jewish, Hindu, Armenian Christian, Buddhist, Presbyterian Christian, and a student who believes her “profound faith in God cannot be categorized into one solid religion," have been read in Chapel. “I’m a priest,” he says. “I stand firmly in the Christian tradition. But, I understand our community embraces diversity and wants to make sure our students who are not Christian have a voice in Chapel. It’s an important part of who we are. There are still a lot of light

bulbs going off when they figure out how much diversity there is within their own community,” says Zug. “I ask the students: ‘What would make you investigate your own religion without a course on faith?’ You see them grapple. Sometimes the hottest conversations are between a Christian and Jewish student, trying to come to each other’s aid in a discussion with someone who is an atheist.” Zug supports the classroom component of exploring other faiths with Chapel speakers that help to break down stereotypes and foster continuing dialogue between students. He points to a Chapel presentation by Anjum Cheema, President of the University of Pennsylvania Muslim Students Association, who spoke to Episcopal students about Ramadan.

Andrew MacIntosh ’85 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MORGAN STANLEY AND COMPANY, LONDON “In 1985, there weren’t any formal study abroad programs at EA, but I’ve always remembered what my advisor, John Plant (former Chairman of the Classics Department), said: ‘More than anything else, in school you learn how to learn.’ The caliber of learning at Episcopal made all the difference for me when meeting new people and working overseas. With healthy competition, EA taught us to work hard in class and on the field, push ourselves hard, but never compromise on what you feel is right. We made great friends. The faculty were also our friends; they encouraged us to grow individually, to become ourselves, to spread our wings. Overseas, if you have this healthy outlook, know what can be achieved with hard work, you’ll be well received even though people can be very different from you.” Andrew MacIntosh ’85, with his father Charles MacIntosh, in the north of England in January 2005.



“Anjum was very personable,” says Zug. “He gave a face to American Islam, and it was clear that he was a person of peace who loved God. He broke down stereotypes and showed us that Islam can be, and often is, a way of peace followed by people who truly love God and their neighbor.”

Of Countries and Continents Developing a curriculum with an international flavor isn’t confined to just the middle and upper schools. However, for young students, becoming globally aware does come in small steps. For teacher Sally Bishop, Hon., helping her second grade Social Studies students understand the differences between continents and countries has been hard work. But she’s been successful by focusing on seasonal celebrations the world over and, in particular, in Africa. “It’s very difficult for second graders to understand what’s a state, what’s a city,” says Bishop. “They need help sorting things into piles.” To that end, she created an annual “Sikuku,” —the Swahili word for “festival”— which combines special foods, fabric printing, beading necklaces, native games, story hats, African dancing, and storytelling into an expansive learning environment. One particularly popular event is the Africa Map Challenge. “The children get a blank map of Africa. We play games with them for a week or two to help them memorize the names of the countries.” On test day, the students see how many of the 49 countries on the continental map of Africa they can name. (Bishop isn’t a stickler about spelling.) Each participant receives a certificate of achievement. “Children have a great natural curiosity about the world,” says Bishop. “I grew up

Hazel Imbesi Bentinck ’95 MBA STUDENT, LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL “Episcopal was an amazing experience for me. Although Episcopal is not a global school, the school does a good job of including people from different socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. Most importantly, Episcopal gives women strength. Learning how to debate with men in the classroom, compete on the playing field and work in co-ed teams from an early age has helped me excel in male dominated environments both at home and abroad since I left Episcopal. “At the London School of Business, I have encountered many new cultural experiences owing to the fact that 70% Hazel Bentinck ’95 with her sister Ann Imbesi ’03 in Madrid, Spain. of the students here are from outside North America and the United Kingdom. Additionally, the student body is only 20% female. In my study group at London School of Business, there is an Italian, a South Korean, a Honduran, a Sri Lankan, and an Indian. Prior to getting my MBA, I worked in a male-centric business so I was used to being the minority. � both� EA alumnae) and we all fondly remembered our Spanish classes and cultural events led by Señor McGalpin and Señor Wallen.”

in Ireland where geography was very popular.” By introducing children to the world around them at an early age, Bishop hopes her students will realize that “people don’t need to live in the Philadelphia suburbs to live a rich, fulfilling life.”

A front row look at vanishing cultures It’s been eight years since Crawford Hill, chair of the Science Department began leading groups to Costa Rica, but his enthusiasm has only grown, along with interest in the tour. What began in 1997 with a handful of students has grown to an annual tour of more than 70 rising seniors that spend two weeks experiencing the country from every possible vantage point—by bus, motorboat, horseback, or dugout canoe. The trips began after Hill met Stephen Brooks, a biologist who at the time was building a sustainable

farm and ecotourism business from a small bungalow in Costa Rica’s Punta Mona forest near Panama. Today, that bungalow has grown into a 70-foot tall, “A” frame mahogany structure that can sleep 50 to 60 people, and an 85-acre organic farm and educational retreat center dedicated to sustainable living. “It’s mind-opening,” says Hill. “We only spend a couple days there, but the mentality of sustainable living permeates the entire experience. Everything we eat is pulled off the trees or dug out of the ground. We study the contrasts between sustainable ecology and its antithesis.” Students see the impact of monoculture—vast plantations in which only one crop is being raised with the use of pesticides and fertilizers, Hill says. “They see how the run-off from the plantations destroys the coral reefs. Part of this trip is learning to understand where your food comes from and

that you can exert some choices that make a difference.” Students feel the impact for years to come. “We have had kids who’ve gone on to college and majored in agriculture. Quite a few swear off McDonalds, or want to make a difference in terms of environmental action.” The trip also includes a journey in a dugout canoe to a remote mountain village of the Bribri, an indigenous people whose culture is slowly dying. “They have lived the same way for centuries,” says Hill. “They get everything they need from plants. That’s their Home Depot or their Acme. It’s phenomenal. The kids made chocolate right there and it was absolutely the best that anyone had ever had.” Hill says it would be hard to exaggerate how much of an impact the program has had. “Kids say it’s the most powerful two weeks of their life.” 



Academics Episcopal Academy Launches Bioethics Consortium With University Of Pennsylvania High School Bioethics Consortium to develop national curriculum


his spring, Episcopal Academy and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics officially announced the launch of the High School Bioethics Consortium (HSBC). The program—under the leadership of Chaplain James R. Squire, Science Chair Crawford Hill, and Director of the Penn Bioethics Center and world-renown bioethicist Dr. Art Caplan—will develop and promote a high school curriculum aimed at incorporating bioethics study into every elementary and secondary education discipline. EA faculty will work with Penn bioethics fellows to develop the curriculum this summer, which will then be used as a model for other high schools nationwide. “We’re a founding partner in this endeavor,” said Squire, “but it is our expectation that this partnership will form the basis of an expanded collaboration with other regional and national schools to increase bioethics study in all areas of study.” Squire and Hill both emphasized, however, that no one specific code of ethics or value set will be enforced or promoted. This project is designed to present students and faculty mem-

bers with the tools and environment necessary to identify and reflect on the moral and social ramifications of decisions made every day. “We feel that the larger story here is the growing need for bioethics education today,” said Hill. “How will this project affect faculty members as they incorporate these components into their work; how will students react when forced to think about biomedical advances in their classes daily; how will parents feel when their children are forced to think about and develop value systems based on these very difficult, challenging, and timely issues?” Caplan met with the EA faculty in March to outline his vision for the program and to discuss the seminars and workshops that will be conducted through the summer to build the HSBC curriculum. He also returned in April to help chair a student symposium that tackled the particularly popular bioethics issue of performance enhancing substances in athletics (see story below). 

Bioethics Workshop Featuring Dr. Art Caplan A Huge Success Students participate in mock congressional hearing on “Performance Enhancing Technologies in Sports”


he Upper School Biology, AP Biology, and Ethics classes—more than 200 students—participated in a bioethics workshop on performance enhancing technologies in sports under the guidance of Episcopal’s Religion and Science departments on Thursday, April 21st. The project was part of an ongoing partnership in developing a national model for bioethics study at primary and secondary education levels (see story above). Dr. Art Caplan, Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and recognized world leader in bioeth9


From left to right: Jim Squire, Art Caplan, and Crawford Hill

ics issues, gave a keynote address to the students at the beginning of the symposium and participated in a panel at the close of the session. Other members of

the panel included Mr. William Deuber, President of Bryn Mawr Sports Medicine, Dr. Claresa Levetan, Fellow at the American College of Endocrinology (practicing now at Lankenau Hospital), and Al Williams, Esq., teacher of History at Episcopal. Episcopal’s workshop was modeled after a “Mock IOC Meeting,” and students acted as various participants in a series of congressional hearings at-

tempting to determine the scope of performance enhancing substance use in baseball and were charged with drafting legislation to address the problem. The findings of the students were broad, with some subcommittees lobbying to ban all performance enhancing substances or medical procedures (such as Lasik eye surgery), while other subcommittees were more divided in their findings. “It was a wonderful afternoon, with our students digging deep into very difficult questions regarding biomedical advances and ethical issues,” said

Chaplain and Religion teacher James R. Squire. “The students and faculty spent a great deal of time preparing for the session and the work the students did in investigating their own personal views on this subject matter was inspiring.” Squire, along with Science Chair and Biology teacher, Crawford Hill, directed the symposium. Hill echoed Squire’s comments. “The closing session in which student groups reported to the guest panel on their recommendations was really an impressive show. The students were magnificent. Art (Caplan) and the other experts were duly impressed. We worked hard to create a format such that every student had a role to play. All the feedback has been that they really enjoyed the proceedings.” 

Kamili Feelings Welcomed As 2005 Diversity Scholar In Residence


amili Feelings, an emerging playwright and faculty member at Temple University, was this year’s Episcopal Academy Diversity Scholar in Residence. Initiated three years ago, the Diversity Scholar in Residence program provides the Lower, Middle, and Upper School units an opportunity to explore other cultures through various academic and artistic mediums. The theme of this year’s program was Secrets From Behind the Masks: A Look at History Through the Lens of Theater. Feelings spent time working with students to examine how writers have opened the lens on history by incorporating personal stories and details of past events. Feelings also participated in Upper School English and Drama classes and he spoke during a Chapel Service on this year’s theme of “Honor.” Lower School students on both campuses spent time with Feelings and his mother, author and illustrator Muriel Feelings. Mr. Feelings also held a scholar seminar for local secondary and college educators on the role of history in the arts. The two-hour program included 15 faculty members from four local educational institutions. 

Students Excel In Modern, Classic Language Exams Over 200 Students Receive Various Honors in French, Spanish, and Latin


he proficiency of EA students in both modern and classic languages—as well as the dedication and expertise of the EA faculty—was affirmed this spring when over 200 students received honors in the French, Spanish, and Latin national exams. EA had 34 national winners (21 Middle School students and 13 Upper School students) at the 2005 National French Exam, 31 national winners (21 Middle School students and 10 Upper School students) at the 2005 National Spanish Exam, and 111 students received honors (25 gold medals summa cum laude, 36 silver medals maxima cum laude, 31 certificates magna cum laude, and 19 cum laude level winners) for their work on the National Latin Exam. 

Seniors Spend A Day On The Front Lines Of Cancer Research Over 30 senior biology students spend the day at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins


ew get the opportunity to witness first-hand the work being done on cancer research at dozens of labs and medical centers across the country. Fewer still get the opportunity to visit the preeminent cancer research center in the world, the Vogelstein/Kinzler Laboratory at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. But on April 27th, over 30 senior biology students spent the morning getting a personal tutorial on the most aggressive and innovative cancer research and treatment studies from Kimmel Cancer Center director and world-renown cancer researcher Bert Vogelstein (seen at right). Vogelstein and his staff spent more than three hours taking small groups of EA students through their world-class facilities, running them through hands-on exercises that included work with lab animals, viewing genetic sequencing software, biochemical study, robotics usage, and microscope analysis. After a rigorous morning of work, the students were able to grill Vogelstein (who focuses on colon cancer and genetic mutation study as it correlates to cancer) for more than 30 minutes on everything from medical study and gene therapy to cancer causing agents and the state of the war on cancer. Said Science Chair Crawford Hill, who organized the trip, “Kids have been going out of their way to say how much they enjoyed the whole experience. Bert runs a special operation down there and he’s clearly a special guy!”  SPRING 2005


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Congratulations To…

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Max Young (V Form) for being one of only 107 students nationwide, out of over 300,000, to receive a perfect score of 2400 on the new SAT… Winnie Liu (IV Form) for being awarded First Prize for her research on nicotine by the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and her supplementary award from the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research… Elizabeth Cocco’s Kindergarten Class on receiving a letter of thanks and a photo from President Bush after sending him a book the class made called The Peace Book… Medha Khandelwal (V Form), this year’s recipient of the Ben Read Scholarship Award. Khandelwal will travel to India this summer to study terrorism and Indo-Pakistan relations at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies… Kimberly Pringle (VI Form) for being named a finalist for the Achievement Scholarship Awards offered to outstanding African American students… Bernard Yaros (VI Form) for being named a semi-finalist for the 2005 CocaCola Scholarship… Parker Crockett, Kyle Brooman, Christie DiSilvestro, Felicity Johnson, and Shanika Griffiths who were selected from this year’s seventh grade class to join other Main Line Independent Schools and take part in a Leadership Retreat at the Westtown School. The retreat was organized by the Middle Independent Schools Heads Association of Philadelphia… This year’s Cum Laude Scholars (shown below from left to right) are: Edward Maiwald, Jon Kamfonas, Spencer Hoffman, B.J. Stone, Patrick McCormick, David Talbot, Elizabeth Brennan, Nicholas Imbriglia, Dana Reilly, Eric Minnick, and Zachary Arbitman. 

Faculty News & Notes Andrea Killian (Middle School History) was accepted to the masters program at the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University. Andrea will earn a MA in Private School Leadership… Mark Devey (Middle School Head) was named the Head of the Middle Independent Schools Heads Association of Philadelphia… Lisa Allen (Upper School French) and Suzanne Seleznik (Upper School French) will attend the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) five-day workshops in Quebec City this July… Molly Konopka (Middle and Upper School Latin) received a Career Teacher Fellowship grant that will enable her to attend the 12-day Cambridge Teacher Seminar in England this July… Matt Lake (Lower School Technology Coordinator) has just finished writing a quirky coffee table book called Weird Pennsylvania. The book is being published by Barnes and Noble Books this summer. Matt will spend the summer doing book signings across the Commonwealth and researching and writing the next book in the series, which covers Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware… Celi Putnam (Middle School French) has been selected to present a full-day Interactive Workshop on Language Learning Tutorials at the Ninth Annual Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Summer Technology Institute to be held in June… Roland Sarko (Middle School Spanish), Carolyn C. Simon (Middle and Upper School Spanish), and Celi Putnam have all been granted a 2005 EA summer curriculum grant related to the Spanish and French Level 1 Program in Middle School… Lizabeth Smith (Lower School Chaplain) has had a short article accepted for publication in Spirituality & Health magazine. The story is about children expressing their spirituality by running on the labyrinth… Lee Pearcy (Director of Curriculum) presented a paper, “‘So Why Should We Hire You, Dr. Wilamowitz?’ An Administrator's Perspective on Scholars and Scholarship in Schools,” at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association on January 9th in Boston… Naomi Knecht (Middle and Upper School Art) up from May 26th to June 4th at the Devon Horse Show fair grounds… This summer Bob (Upper School English) and Sally Bishop (Lower School Teacher) will return to Tanzania where they lived and worked 34 years ago. They will spend one week in Dar es Salaam visiting their former school St. Andrews College and connecting with some of the school boys they taught… Matt Schrag (Middle School Science) has been selected as a 2005 Earth Expeditions participant and will travel this summer to the Caribbean island of Trinidad to study conservation biology and communitybased educatio Science teachers Cheryl Joloza, Katherine Bennett, and Marilyn Kistler received the Class of 1944 Faculty Enrichment Fellowship to spend three weeks this summer furthering the development of a cohesive, spiral curriculum for Science in the Lower School.

Noted Author And Educator Robert Evans Spends A Day At Episcopal Evans conducts in-service seminar with faculty and speaks to parents and alumni


obert Evans, a clinical and organizational psychologist and executive director of The Human Relations Service in Wellesley, MA, spent an entire day with the Episcopal community—faculty, staff, administration, and parents—on March 7th. Dr. Evans was selected to address the EA community based on the response to his book Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing. This book examines the changes students and parents are facing and how these changes impact schools. The March 7th Professional Day was devoted to exploring two main themes

(selected by the faculty): defining purpose and conduct and communicating with parents. This was the first time that a Professional Day included representatives from all areas of the community. The morning session was devoted to roundtable workgroups focused on the importance of defining the essential purpose and acceptable conduct for a school community. Evans stressed that top down communication of core values and expectations are critical, and encouraged schools to be unapologetic about who they are and what they stand for. The evening forum was for parents. Evans outlined the three things children need most…to be nurtured, given struc-

Author and psychologist Robert Evans spoke to EA faculty and parents in March.

ture, and rewarded with latitude. He examined each of these necessary ingredients and ended with a question and answer session.

Both forums were thought provoking and informative, and both faculty and parents felt the day was a big success.  SPRING 2005


Athletics Dan Dougherty Becomes Winningest Coach In CityLeagues History “Doc” also notched his 600th career win this season

Boys Basketball Wins Inter-Ac Championship Finish season ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by Middle Atlantic Sports News


he 2004-2005 Varsity Boys Basketball season was the most successful by the program since 1990-91. The team finished the season with an overall record of 25-3. The team had a truly “national” schedule, not only playing tough competition in Southeastern Pennsylvania (with wins over Germantown Academy, Chester, and Simon Gratz), but also playing teams from Louisiana, Florida, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Maryland. Highlights of the season included a 3 – 1 record and 5th place finish in the prestigious “City of Palms Classic” in Ft. Myers, FL. The tournament boasted a competitive field of 16 teams, many of which were nationally ranked. More importantly, the team was awarded the “Team Sportsmanship Award” for the tournament, as voted by game officials. The team finished its Inter-Ac regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. The season ended with the team capturing the Inter-Ac Championship in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Villanova University, where they defeated rival Germantown Academy for a third time in the championship game. This victory propelled the team to a #1 ranking in Southeastern Pennsylvania in both the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

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an Dougherty, EA’s beloved boys basketball coach and math teacher, became the winningest coach in the history of Philadelphia city-leagues basketball this season, which includes the Public, Catholic, and Inter-Ac leagues. With a cumulative city-leagues record of 548-218 over 31 seasons, Dougherty has now passed legend Charles “Obie” O’Brien. Counting an additional 51 wins at St. Pius X in Pottstown and seven wins at Penncrest in Media, Dougherty also landed his 600th victory this season when Episcopal beat rival Germantown Academy in a barn burner at St. Joseph’s University on January 14th. This year’s Inter-Ac title was Dougherty’s twelfth. “He’s certainly left an indelible mark on Philadelphia city basketball,” says Tom Kossuth, EA’s assistant coach. “He’s a fantastic role model for our students. Although he would never admit it, I know that both of these accomplishments mean an awful lot to him.” 

Bill Gallagher Hired As New Football Coach Longtime Penn Charter coach returns to the Inter-Ac B O Y S B A S K E T B ALL HONORS: Wayne Ellington (Junior), Gerald Henderson (Junior), and Mike Yocum (Junior) were selected to the first team All Inter-Ac team. Ellington was named the Inter-Ac League’s MVP. Ellington and Henderson were named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-City Team. Dan Dougherty was named “City Coach of the Year” by the Philadelphia Daily News. Ellington was named to the First Team All-State Team and Henderson to the Second Team All-State Team (Class AA). Ellington was named “Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ellington and Henderson were both named by the Philadelphia Inquirer to the First Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Team. Middle Atlantic Sports News/LLHoops Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Final State Rankings ranked Episcopal Academy the #1 team in the state of Pennsylvania. Ellington was named to the USA Today "All-USA” High School Basketball Team as a third-team selection. Of the 15 players selected for the top three teams nationally, Ellington was one of only two juniors honored.


piscopal Academy has hired Bill Gallagher as its new football coach. Gallagher joins Episcopal Academy from Springfield (Montgomery County) High School where he served as defensive coordinator, assistant coach, and head coach. Prior to Springfield, Gallagher served as head football coach at Penn Charter from 1981 to 1995, where he won six Inter-Ac championships and was a two-time coach of the year. A graduate of Father Judge High School and the University of Notre Dame, Gallagher led the Catholic League in scoring in 1966 and 1967 and was a member of the 1970 and 1971 Fighting Irish teams that played in the Cotton Bowl. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Gallagher reestablished the football program at Chestnut Hill Academy, where he served as head coach between 1973 and 1981. Gallagher was inducted into Penn Charter's Athletic Honor Society in 1999 and Chestnut Hill Academy's Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Gallagher will teach Spanish and will direct Episcopal Academy’s Summer Programs. “I’m excited to join the Episcopal Academy staff and return to the Inter-Ac league,” said Gallagher. “There’s a rich tradition here and I’m looking forward to getting started.” 

Girls Varsity Eight Takes Inter-Ac Title Win makes it seven titles in a row


A’s Girl’s Varsity Eight took the Inter-Ac Regatta title for the seventh year in a row this spring, beating Springside, Shipley, Baldwin, and Agnes Irwin with a time of 5:26.45. Rowing in the Varsity Eight were Andi Cross (coxswain), Frances Shafer at stroke, Julia McClatchey, Lauren Griesser, Armena Ballard, Erin Espe, Medha Khandelwal, Elizabeth Brennan, and Bridget Henwood.  The EA Girls Varsity Eight with the Putnam Bowl (l to r): Brooks Reinhard (Asst. Coach), Francie Shafer, Julia McClatchy, Lauren Griesser, Armena Ballard, Erin Espe, Medha Khandelwal, Liz Brennan, Bridget Henwood, Molly Konopka (Head Coach), Kneeling – Andi Cross (coxswain).



Athletics EA Faculty Well Represented At The 2005 Broad Street Run

T Boys Tennis: 2005 Inter-Ac Champions

he Episcopal Academy was well represented at the Broad Street 10-mile run on Sunday, May 1st. Charging down Broad Street were EA faculty of all ages, sizes, and shapes...and most were seen the following week walking gingerly through the halls! Rob Trumbull, Gina Dain, Andrea Killian, Roland Sarko, Laurie Smith, Ham Clark, Lisa Hurda, Nikki Shissler, Holly Clister, Tim Gavin, Jim Farrell, Gabrielle Bernard, Kim Farrell, and Gina Buggy all took part. 

The 2005 Boys Tennis Team had one of its most memorable campaigns in recent memory this year, sweeping its league schedule and taking the Inter-Ac Championship. Team members, from left, are: Hart Callahan, Peter Vale, Stephan Connelly(c), John Kamfonas(c), Mike Brun, Bernard Yaros, Matt Satell, Michael Chang, Trevor McGuiness, Ron Richter, Coach Tim Kent. Front: Todd Harrity. (Missing from photo: Assistant Coach Whit Powell.)

Girls Squash Takes Inter-Ac, Mid-Atlantic School Association Titles


he Episcopal Academy Varsity Girls Squash had an unbelievable season, sweeping the Inter-Ac 10-0 and going on to win the Mid-Atlantic School Association (MASA) league championship. The season was characterized by eventful wins late in matches. In the MASA championships, Episcopal came away with one of the closest margins of victory in years, defeating Penn Charter by two points. In a dual match, the team 15 C O N N E C T I O N S

defeated perennial New England champion, Greenwich Academy, in a nail biting 43 battle. EA went on to be a finalist in the National High School Team Championships held at Yale University. Of all of these down-to-the-wire victories, match coach Dawn Gray said, “The heart of the team was very spirited this year and it took different players at different times to make this season a success. It was exciting for me as their coach to watch each of them mature during the season and put it together to form a ‘team’ and not just be individuals playing a match.” This year’s captains were seniors Madeline Lurio and Maxi Prinsen. Awarded

From left to right: Coach Dawn Gray, Sandra Mumanachit, Logan Greer, Maxi Prinsen, Madeline Lurio, Alexandra Van Arkel, Dana Reilly, and Emily Halpern.

both the best player and most improved player this year was sophomore Logan Greer, who snagged the Under 17 National Title at the recent Junior National Championships. 

Allie Fitzpatrick Takes Inter-Ac Diving Championship For 2nd Year In A Row

A Girls Swim Team Enjoys Strong Season


he 2004-2005 EA Varsity Girls Swim Team had a season to remember, posting an 8-1 record and taking numerous medals at the Inter-Ac Championships on February 1st. The team also took fifth at the Eastern Championships in late February. The year was filled with convincing wins over Inter-Ac competitors, including a close meet with talented Notre Dame (a 94-74 victory). The team’s only loss came at the hands of national powerhouse Germantown Academy. Senior captains Courtney Asher and Nicole Connelly pulled the team together through their team spirit and dedication. Asher noted, “Beyond being a hard working, talented group, our depth and team spirit kept us winning. At each meet we were the loudest and most supportive team on deck.” The majority of the team will be returning next year, a thought that excites head coach Brian Kline. “The team has shown great maturity this year in terms of its determination and practice ethics. These girls want to win and are willing to work very hard to earn it. Having most of them back next season will be a bonus.”

llie Fitzpatrick, a junior at EA, won her second consecutive Inter-Ac Diving Championship this past winter. Over the past two years, Fitzpatrick has finished first at every dual meet in which she was entered except one. Following her Inter-Ac championship performance, Fitzpatrick went on to finish fifth at the Eastern Interscholastic Championships. Her swim-team counterparts also finished fifth at Easterns. 

Wrestler Eric Minnick Wins PAISWT Championship At 125 Lbs.


enior Eric Minnick took the 2005 PAISWT Championship in the 125 lb. weight class. Minnick won the tournament in a thrilling double-overtime match. The EA team finished fifth overall as junior Ricky Brooman was runner up in his weight class, sophomore Glenn Gallagher and junior Zack Morse finished third, junior Ben Kissner and junior Charles Alexander were sixth, and junior Scott Ritrovato and junior Andrew Lerner were eighth. 

JOHN HAINES ’52 was inducted

into the Pennsylvania High School Track and Field Hall of Fame this past February. In 1951, Haines ran the second-fastest quarter-mile in the country with a time of 48.6 seconds. He set state records in the 220 and 440 (which lasted until 1960), qualified for the final Olympic trials, and was named an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) All-American for the 100 in 1952. Haines is seen above competing in 1952 at EA, and at his induction ceremony at Penn State with two of his three sons, Christopher (at far left) and Matthew. SPRING 2005


Arts Dora Khayatt Music And Art Award Winners Announced


stablished in 1990 in memory of Dora Khayatt, a painter and the wife of the late John Plant, former Chairman of The Episcopal Academy Classics Department, the Dora Khayatt Fund provides annual support for student awards for excellence in the fine arts and music. Music Twenty-five students competed for the four music awards this year, which were judged by a panel of local musicians. The winners were: Emile Gogineni, performing a violin solo of Ziguenerweisen-Sarasate; John Kamafonas, performing a piano solo, Chopin’s Scherzo #2 in B Minor; Alicia LaPalombara, for a vocal/guitar trio performance of Sarah McLaughlin’s “Elsewhere” and Alanis Morrisette’s “Uninvited;” Sarah Steele, a member of the vocal/guitar trio; Alex Terzian, performing a guitar solo of Bach’s Prelude (from Prelude, Fugue and Allegro) and Terrega’s Caprichio Arabe; and Michael Brun, a member of the vocal/guitar trio.


Spring Production Of “Guys And Dolls” Draws Rave Reviews From the performances to the sets, Domino Club hits the mark


he theatre was alive and well at Episcopal this spring. The Upper School's Domino production of “Guys and Dolls” was a huge success, with the student performers thrilling audiences with their talents and efforts. Over 75 students took part in staging this year’s production, and their work was rewarded with standing-room-only attendance. The show was directed by Chair of the Theater Department, Gabrielle Bernard. John Powell, Mathematics teacher, was the Musical Director. The choreographer was Mandie Banks, Lower School Drama Teacher, and Charles Collins, professional designer, was the Technical Director. As for the lead roles, junior Sam Daly played Nicely, senior Mike Brun played Benny, senior J.P. Dunphy was Nathan Detroit, senior Emily Doyle played Adelaide, senior Chris Sherwin played Sky Masterson, and junior Sara Orr was Sarah Brown. “Congratulations! The show was delightful!” said one audience member. “I know it was tons of work for all of you, but from the audience perspective it was pure enjoyment! Well done!” 

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This year, Ruth Fackenthal, Head of the Art Department for many years at The Baldwin School and now retired, judged the work which students submitted for the competition. Fackenthal placed an emphasis on process, which she described as doing original work. Based on this criteria, this year’s winners were: freshman Matthew Coote, “For his segmented bowl which showed elegant use of materials and careful attention to form;” sophomore Elspeth Boyton, “For her nicely developed sense of form by free use of the chalk medium in drawing a teapot;” juniors George Hastings and Winston Sordoni, each of which “are reaching for the essence of form, which is simplified through imagination and energy;” and senior Stephanie Davidson, because “Her diversity of work is most honest and expressive when she works openly and experimentally. She shows real competency.” 

Spring Arts Festivals Showcase Student Creativity Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni all brought color to the hallways at Merion and Devon


his year’s Spring Art Festivals at Merion and Devon were a rousing success as parents, friends, family, faculty, and young EA artists packed the hallways on both campuses. Those in attendance enjoyed artwork, live music (performed by students), and handson art activities hosted by the Middle School Honors Art students. The Merion event featured pieces produced by EA students Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. According to Naomi Knecht, Middle School Art teacher and Honors Art adviser, the preparation process was just as exciting as the festival itself. Through the spring, the Middle School Honors students sculpted oversized “Pop Art” crayons that attendees could be photographed with. They also silk-screened Art Festival Tshirts using their own design; doubled as face-painters and henna artists on the day of the festival; and led activities such as Navajo sand painting, jewelry-making, Mexican tin art creation, and the ever-popular, outrageous baseball hats and Halo decorating station. At Devon, approximately 650 students and their guests gathered for the Devon Campus Student Art Show Opening, light dinner, and concert. Every student had pieces of artwork on display and gave their families “a gallery tour.” Afterward, everyone in attendance was able to adjourn to the gymnasium, which was temporarily converted into a “concert hall,” to hear a choral and instrumental performance by all of the students in second through fifth grades.  Face-painting was one of several “hands-on” activities at the Middle School Spring Arts Festival.

Junior Michael Chang Selected To All-State Orchestra


unior Michael Chang was selected by audition for the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association (PMEA) District 11 Orchestra. Michael plays the cello. Chang competed with about 50 cellists from area high schools for 16 spots in several auditions. In the first audition held in March at Sun Valley High School, he won the top spot (principal position), which guaranteed him a spot with PMEA’s Region 6 Orchestra. In the second audition, he again won the principal spot, competing with 12 other cellists for four advancing spots to PMEA 2005 All-State Orchestra. 

Each year the Upper School Music ensembles (Concert Choir, Concert Band Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Chamber Ensembles) take a performance trip. This year, the band traveled to Boston, MA from April 4th through April 6th. The band is seen above performing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Other performance locations in Boston included: the Museum of Science, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Performance on the Pier. The band will head to Disneyworld next year as part of Disney’s Magic Music Days from April 2nd through April 5th.

Several Middle School students take a turn at adding their mark to a mural created during the festival. As part of its community outreach program, the EA Upper School Music Ensemble performed for visitors to the National Constitution Center this spring. The EA Concert Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Combo all took part, performing mostly American works, including Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom with text from Thomas Jefferson. Parent Kathleen Wilkinson helped arrange the performance.



Arts Fourth Graders Produce Oral History Theater Project Cross-discipline project marks is fifth anniversary


or the fifth straight year, fourth graders at the Lower School at Merion worked with two local senior centers to produce their oral history theater project. Developed by Lower School Theater teacher, Susan LaPalombara, this year students interFrom left to right: EA students Alec Fertel and Robyn Farrell interview viewed senior citizens Russian émigré Anna Ayzenshtat for Episcopal Academy's Oral History about their life expeTheatre Project. The project produces a complete drama performance riences at the Golden based on unedited interviews of senior citizens conducted by fourth Slipper Health and graders. During the interview, Ayzenshtat spoke about her 18-year-old Rehab Center and the brother who was taken by the KGB when she was eight years old. She Veterans Administranever saw him again. tion Medical Center of Philadelphia. Based on the transcripts of those interviews, students crafted a complete theater production based on the life experiences of local senior citizens. “The oral history project touches our students in so many ways,” said LaPalombara. “It’s a theater project first, but students learn about history, they learn about communicating across generations, they learn interviewing techniques, and they improve their writing skills.” It’s also a community project, with parents of the students volunteering to transcribe the recordings verbatim. “Volunteers are so critical to this endeavor being a success,” said LaPalombara. “Without them, none of this would be possible.” Using the transcripts, which are reviewed by the faculty once complete, the fourth graders scripted and produced their own scenes. “We try as best as we can to ensure that portions of the interviews are preserved word for word and historical accuracy is very important,” says LaPalombara. “It’s important for our students to have these interactions so they have a broader sense of history and how it affects them,” says LaPalombara, noting that past productions have included stories from D-Day veterans, holocaust survivors, and suffragettes. They have heard stories of living through the Great Depression, enduring several different wars, witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and meeting famous people from Marilyn Monroe to various presidents. 

A Cappella Choir Debuts at Devon


he Lower School at Devon Spring Concert on April 28th marked the debut of Devon’s A Cappella Choir. The choir performed Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s “Hebe deine Augen auf zu Bergen.” 19 C O N N E C T I O N S

The 23-member, fifth grade volunteer choir met before school several mornings a week to prepare for this concert and to learn the art, joy, and beauty of a cappella (unaccompanied) choir music. 

Community Players Stage “Our Town”


rover’s Corners, New Hampshire came to Merion Station on April 29, 30, and May 1, when the Episcopal Academy Community Players presented a moving production of the American classic, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder. A diverse group of nearly 40 people (including faculty, staff, parents, alumni, students, and friends) combined their acting and technical talents to recreate the mythical New England village at the turn of the 20th century. Each performance was highlighted by two cameo appearances from EA notables, including Head of School Ham Clark, Head of Lower School at Devon Cannie Shafer, Chaplain Jim Squire, Theater Department Chair Gabrielle Bernard, and EAPA President Susan Hohnsbeen. Rehearsals started in February under the direction of John Orr and producers Mark Luff and Jim Scott. Our Town was the 31st production by the Community Players, who annually hand over all their proceeds to EAPA. This year, the group was proud to donate over $3,500 to the school. 

Community Players. Front Row (left to right): Tom Heil of Paoli, Sandy Daly of Bryn Mawr, and Lita Haack of Bryn Mawr. Back Row (left to right): Jane Thompson of Narberth, Troy Fisher of King of Prussia, Kempley Bryant of Bala Cynwyd, and Gary Bullock of Havertown.

Alumni Alumni Society Hosts Career Day For Seniors From broadcasting and law, to medicine and business, the program offered current seniors career insight and guidance


he Alumni Society welcomed alumni and parents back to campus this past April for its annual Career Day program. Participating speakers and members of the Alumni Society Board of Managers spent the day with current Episcopal Academy seniors discussing career choices and networking strategies in a variety of industries. Career specialties and speakers presented in the day’s program were: Journalism – Art Carey ’68 and Ron Burke (parent); Law – Omar McNeil ’85 and Rex Gary ’73; Medicine – Bill Hanson ’73 and Mike Ciccotti (parent); Psychology – Sandy McCurdy ’57 and Andrew McMeekin ’91; Marketing – Joe Giles ’80 and Lee Samango ’91; and Business Management – David Page ’72. Students were required to attend two of the career specialty sessions as well as one networking session. During the networking session Carolyn Shaud ’89 and Holly Rieck ’91 worked with seniors to help them understand the power of networking, and the importance of building contacts and developing solid communication skills. Networking tips and suggestions were put to good use during a “Meet and Greet” hosted over lunch. Students were encouraged to mingle with the participating speakers, introducing themselves and striking up conversation. The speakers voted on the best “networkers” of the class and prizes were awarded. The grand prize, awarded to Cally Crawford ’05, was a one-day internship to the VH1 studios in New York City. The prize was given courtesy of Episcopal Academy alumna, Caroline Waxler ’89.

(L to R) Alumnae Carolyn Shaud ’89 and Holly Rieck ’91 with Anne Marie Person ’05, David Allen ’05, and Cally Crawford ’05.

Chris McConnell, past parent and EA trustee, gave the keynote address. His “Keys to Success” painted a broad picture of how to be successful in life. For those individuals in the crowd looking to take a more unconventional approach to career choices, Chris highlighted the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship, regaling students with the trials, tribulations, and successes he met along his own entrepreneurial journey. This event, hosted by the Episcopal Academy Alumni Society and Alumni Office, was designed to provide soon-tobe-graduating students with information about future career opportunities. Additionally, the program offered students an uninterrupted chance to meet and mingle with successful Episcopal Academy alumni. “The goal of our Career Day program is to engage the students in conversation about the variety of careers available to them,” said Holly Rieck ’91 co-chair of the Career Day program. “We know that at this point in their lives most seniors cannot bring themselves to decide on a career path. Our hope is that we spark some new ideas and connect them with alumni currently working in different fields.” 

y, winter weather. Players in the photo (l to r) are: Jamie Evans ’96, Bruce Stone ’76, Crichton Clark ’96, Peter Clark ’01, Peter Read ’93, Lou Merlini ’99, Scott Huston ’91, Ned Hole ’01, Drew Evans ’02, Adam Murray ’02, Dan White ’99, Michael Murphy (Varsity Coach), Steve Wade ’99, Ryan Dempsey ’99, Marc Mandeville (Varsity Coach), Ian Wessels ’04, Bryan Aronchick ’99, Gerry Marks ’82, BJ Stone ’05, Madeline Weeks (Assistant Varsity Coach), and Rob Aronchick ’96. Not pictured: Jan Koziara ’94. SPRING 2005



for the EA Alumni Golf Invitational Dust off your golf clubs and mark your calendar now! Join us this Soccer alumni, family, and friends were invited to participate in the Annual EA Thanksgiving Soccer Game. Varsity players and young alumni took on the “Old Heads” in a heated match-up. Soccer players pictured from left to right: (Front Row) Andrew Kronfeld ’77, Tucker Crockett ’03, Tom Melvin ’98, Drew Crockett ’01, Aaron Brill ’99, Josh Hollinger ’00, Tim Mahoney ’02, Mike O’Connor ’96, Ed Colberg ’04, Keith Lunkenheimer ’00, Adrian Cox (Varsity Coach). (Back Row) Jeremy Lejeune ’96, Rob D’Angelo ’98, Steve Wade ’99, Catherine Hunt ’99, John Salvucci ’98, Adam Murray ’02, Alison Murray ’04, Paul Creedon ’02, Kevin Dugan ’02, Brian Long ’02, Craig Wallace ’05, Paul Barrett ’04, Chris Jahnle ’06, Chris Sherwin ’05, Nick Krotec ’04, and Nick Imbriglia ’05. Players not pictured: Ed Fenimore ’75, David Fryman ’81, Jim Ryan ’82, David Lorry ’84, Bill Keffer ’84, Brett McGovern ’89, Ryan Watson ’94, and Andrew Addis ’99.

year at the Gulph Mills Golf Club on September 9, 2005. For more information regarding the tournament and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rich Crockett ’82 at 610.525.3656.

Alumni Reconnect At Various Regional Events


ozens of Episcopal Academy Alumni were able to reconnect at a number of regional events held throughout the fall and winter. Graduates gathered in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Northern California, and Southern California. The Philadelphia Regional was held at the Newtown Square property to welcome Clayton Platt ’73 back to the community as the new Director of Alumni at Episcopal. Alumni from the Washington D.C. region gathered at the home of Bill ’55 and Eve Lilly to reconnect with friends. Alumni from the New York region gathered at the Friar’s Club to reconnect with

friends, while those in the Southern California region gathered at Scott Isdaner ’71’s office. The Northern California region gathered at the home of Bill ’67 and Kay Bates, while in Boston, alumni gathered at the Dedham Country Club to reconnect and watch Tom Hill ’75’s video “To Build A School” about Episcopal’s impending move from Merion to Newtown Square. The Alumni and Development teams, along with Head of School Ham Clark, were thrilled to catch up with alumni spread out across the U.S. 

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(L to R) John Berlinger ’73, Bob Teti ’73, Bill Luff ’73, Clayton Platt ’73, Rex Gary ’73, and Bob Callahan ’73 enjoyed the Philadelphia Regional.

Northern California Regional Event.

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(L to R) John Salvucci ’98, Ryan Watson ’94, Chad Burkhardt ’98, Francis Sutter ’98, and Tom Melvin ’98 enjoyed the evening at the New York Regional.

Young Alumni Share College Experiences With Current Students


wenty-six alumni, all currently attending college, returned to campus this spring to meet and mingle with current juniors and seniors. The alumni shared valuable insight into the “college experience” and answered a variety of questions from the soon-to-be-graduates. Alumni who returned for Career Day were: Alumni gathered at Merion Cricket Club for the annual Squash Round Robin. Racqueteers were: Dave McMullin ’55, Charlie Ogelsby ’63, Steve Dittman ’66, Alan McIlvain ’67, Jay Aikens ’71, Clayton Platt ’73, Dave Crockett ’75, Chris LeVine ’75, Frank Leto ’77, Peter Lenard ’79, Eric Geunther ’80, Jim Mitchell ’80, Ted Coxe ’81, Marc Breuers ’88, Dave McNeely ’96, Kellen Heckscher ’97, Nick Krotec ’04, FJ Leto ’04, and Tim Kent, Hon. Dick Henry ’33 joined the group as a spectator and supporter!

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(L to R) Director of Development Meg Hollinger and Marnie Witten ’86 caught up in Southern California.


(L to R) Jen Haines Butler ’88, Bruce Walsh ’86, and Chris Butler met up in Boston.

(L to R) Rich Liversidge ’58, Laura Getter, and Gordon Getter ’85 in Washington D.C.

Justin Andrews ’01, University of Southern California Liz Palmer ’01, Kenyon College Tim Mahoney ’02, University of Pennsylvania Sam McCallum ’02, University of Pennsylvania Adam Murray ’02, Duke University Kevin Dugan ’02, Harvard University Andrew Adams ’02, The Ohio State University Shaan Sheikh ’03, University of Pennsylvania Hoon Rhee ’03, University of Pennsylvania Jason Eskin ’03, University of Southern California Paul Mirabello ’03, Princeton University Jasmine Safagh ’04, Bryn Mawr College Kathleen Roach ’04, Boston College Chris Familietti ’04, The United States Naval Academy Susie Talbot ’04, Emory University Whitney Lomax ’04, Boston College Matt Surprenant ’04, University of Notre Dame Christine Galib ’04, Princeton University Lance Claiborne ’04, Carnegie Mellon University Phil Wilson ’04, Bowdoin College Brian O’Neill ’04, Georgetown University Leigh Ahrensdorf ’04, Connecticut College Brian Menda ’04, Gettysburg College Nick Tamaccio ’04, University of Pennsylvania John Gallagher ’04, Georgetown University Richie Clark ’04, Bucknell University

D.C. Ham Clark (far right) joined EA alumni (L to R) Jason Eskin ’03, Liz Palmer ’01, Paul Mirabello ’03, Tim Mahoney ’02, and Kathleen Roach ’04, for brunch and caught up on their college experiences.



Spirituality & Community Life Community Service Program Hosts Oxfam Hunger Banquet

A special candle lighting vigil was held in Christ Chapel in January in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the South Asia Tsunami. The candle lighting was just one of many events held by the EA community to support relief and remembrance efforts.

Dinner highlights the pervasiveness of the problem

EA Raises Over $16,500 For Tsunami Relief Efforts Parents, students, staff, faculty, and friends donate time and money


piscopal Academy’s Community Service Office raised $16,764 for tsunami relief efforts in South Asia and Africa this spring. All of the money raised was donated to Oxfam International’s Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Fund. “The entire community, including students, parents, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends, helped make this possible,” said Rob Trumbull, Director of Community Service. “Providing an outlet to both reflect on this horrific event and help those in need was not only welcomed, but embraced." The money was raised through a number of campus events, nearly all of which were organized and run by students. Donations were taken at a special candle lighting vigil in Christ Chapel and proceeds from ticket sales to the annual Snow Ball dance were also donated. Episcopal’s athletics department donated proceeds from ticket sales to the Episcopal Academy-Germantown Academy boys basketball game held at St. Joseph’s University on January 14th, and numerous bake sales and individual class activities were also held. 

2005-2006 Upper School Vestry Named Members will help shape and promote next year’s chapel theme of “Risk and Resilience”


he 2005-2006 members of the Upper School Vestry were announced on April 28th. “This year’s members are dedicated to promoting and shaping next year’s chapel theme of ‘Risk and Resilience’ and each bring their own special talents to the Vestry,” said Chaplain James R. Squire. In addition to helping shape and promote next year’s chapel theme, the Vestry is charged with conducting EA’s chapel services in conjunction with the Chaplain, organizing the annual can drive in conjunction with the Haverford School, providing numerous community service activities in the city, and shaping the character and moral direction of the school. Shown above, the 2005-2006 Upper School Vestry includes (L to R): rising senior Jen D’Angelo, rising junior Chris Cox, rising senior Sam Daley, rising junior Julia Clark, rising senior Tucker Brown, rising junior Rahul Jha, rising junior Nicole Spagnola, rising senior Rob McCallion, rising sophomore Alex Jahnle, and rising sophomore Mia Kent.   23 C O N N E C T I O N S

Pictured above (L to R) are Episcopal students Mark Cikowski, Jessica Kim, and Ashley Arrufo. Serving them is student Winnie Liu.


n keeping with this year’s mission of raising awareness of worldwide hunger, the Community Service Office, along with the Vestry and Episcopal Student Council, hosted an Oxfam Hunger Banquet on Sunday February 27th. Over 70 people attended the program, which raised approximately $1,000 for Oxfam. The guest speaker for the evening was Lee Ann Draud, the Meal Coordinator for University City Hospitality Coalition (UCHC), which serves meals to the hungry seven days a week. Episcopal students go to UCHC to volunteer each Thursday evening throughout the school year. 

Chapel Talk Transcripts Now On EA Web Site Upper School Chapel Talk transcripts are now posted on the EA Web Site. Off the home page, just go to Spirit/Chapel Program/Chapel Talks. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to email the Communications Office at [email protected]

Taking Commitment To A New Level Senior Kit Zipf will take the skills he learned at Gladwyne Fire Company with him to the U.S. Naval Academy this summer


it Zipf, senior at The Episcopal Academy and Gladwyne resident, does all the things many area high school seniors do. He takes challenging AP classes. He plays squash and baseball. He is editor of the yearbook. But he also spends a great deal of his time involved in community service work, volunteering most

Community Service Program Wins Award


he EA Community Service Program was presented with the “Outstanding High School Volunteer Group of the Year Award” this spring by Inglis House, a wheelchair community located in Philadelphia. Episcopal students and faculty members join the Inglis House community for bingo each month and the Upper School vocal and instrumental ensembles frequently perform for residents. Episcopal began its relationship with Inglis House over 15 years ago and a tight relationship has developed. “While recognizing our students is wonderful, the truth of the matter is that we have made wonderful friends at Inglis House,” said Rob Trumbull, Director of Community Service. “Many of the same residents attend bingo month after month and we are lucky to be able to go to Inglis House and spend some of our time with them.” The Inglis Foundation traces its origins back to 1877 when the first “Inglis House” was founded in Philadelphia to serve people with physical disabilities. Originally located in Southwest Philadelphia, 50 years later a new facility was built on the current site at 2600 Belmont Avenue. 

Annual Community Service Awards Presented Susan Rubin and Winnie Liu are this year’s recipients

T of his free time to the Gladwyne Fire Company. Since June 2002, Zipf has been training and working with his local fire squad. One of six teenagers in the volunteer ranks, he goes on call weekdays from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. and stays on call for the entire weekend. Zipf’s training so far has encompassed key skills such as Rapid Intervention Team, which goes into effect when a firefighter is down, to Hazardous Materials Operations, which prepares the team for oil spills, chemical leaks, and other emergencies. It’s all very exciting and dangerous stuff for a teenager who otherwise is busy with his studies, sports, and the social dimensions of being a high school senior. Unfortunately for the Gladwyne Fire Company, Zipf’s work may be coming to an end. He recently received his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he’ll enroll this summer. 

he 2005 Episcopal Academy Spirit of Volunteerism Award and the 2005 Lenard M. Haley Community Service Award were presented to Upper School Chemistry teacher Susan Rubin and sophomore Winnie Liu this spring. Both recipients were recognized in a Chapel service on May 2nd. The service also recognized 63 EA students with more than 20 hours of comSusan Rubin, Upper School Sophomore Winnie munity service this year. Liu, the 2005 Lenard The Episcopal Academy Spirit of Vol- Chemistry teacher and the M. Haley Community 2005 Episcopal Academy unteerism Award is given every year Service Award Spirit of Volunteerism to someone other than a student, who Award recipient. recipient. through support, participation, and guidance has exhibited outstanding dedication to community service. “Susan has worked with Community Service for many years,” said Rob Trumbull, Director of Community Service. “She is always enthusiastic about her project, and that enthusiasm does not go unnoticed by the students. For many, many years she has given up one Monday evening every month to go to Inglis House to play bingo with the residents. She is also one of the reasons that EA was recently recognized by Inglis House as the Outstanding High School Volunteer Group for 2005 (see story above).” The Lenard M. Haley Community Service Award is given in honor of Episcopal's founding director of the Community Service Program, goes to that Upper School student who through participation, commitment, and concern in the form of service, provides an example for others to follow. “Winnie was active in a variety of community service projects this year, including the clothing drive, Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Hunger Walk, Inglis House, EA Fun Day, Oxfam Hunger Banquet, and St. Katherine's,” said Trumbull. “Additionally, she is on the Community Service Board and is a person who will take charge of any project and make sure it is done well.” SPRING 2005


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pal’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1982 and served on Episcopal’s Board of Trustees for more than 20 years. In 1949, he joined his father, The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Shreiner, at the Church Farm School, where he served as Headmaster from 1964 until his retirement in 1987.

43 George Stanley ’39 and Bryan Bostwick ’40 at a 60th reunion for Williams College held in June 2004.


At 86 years old, things are not slowing down for Sam Brown ’35. His wife keeps him going and his outside interests include church, social clubs, museums, historical societies, and the affairs of 15 grandchildren. He is even working on a campaign for a new Lower School building for Charles Wright Academy and wishes he could be here as Episcopal works toward a new campus.


G. R. Bishop ’40 teaches French Literature in the Retirees’ Program at Rutgers. He is the Parish Clerk and Chairman of Rummage Activity for Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ. John Hopkins ’40 moved to Shonnondell at Valley Forge in Audubon, PA in fall 2004. Louis Pitt ’40 is President of the Residents’ Association for the retirement community where he currently resides. He is still going strong at age 82, enjoying music, daily walks, travel, reading, and church activities. Louis recently travelled to Africa to preach at the consecration as bishop of an African friend, who he has known since he lived and worked there in the 1970’s and 80’s. Due to a conflict, he will not be able to attend his 65th this year, but sends his regards.


Charlie Shreiner ’41 died August 22, 2004 after a brief illness. While a student at Episcopal, Charlie distinguished himself as an exceptional athlete and was inducted into Episco-

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As president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PMS), Dr. William Lander ’43 is the spokesperson for Pennsylvania doctors. Not only does he spend a fair amount of time answering medical questions on such topics as vaccine shortages and malpractice premiums, but he has many administrative and meeting responsibilities as well. While serving as president, Dr. Lander plans to continue to run his solo family practice, which he started in 1953. He is the first physician on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital to lead PMS in the medical society’s 156-year history.

44 According to Duncan W. Van Du-

sen ’54, The Benjamin Franklin (BF) Organizing Committee, which consists of senior representatives of all the Philadelphia-based organizations associated with BF, awarded the prestigious 2005 Benjamin Franklin Founders Bowl to Episcopal alumnus Robert Venturi ’44 and his wife, Denise Scott Brown. The award luncheon was on Friday, January 14 at the Downtown Club. The luncheon is traditionally preceded by a procession to Ben Franklin’s grave where the Mayor lays a wreath in commemoration of Ben Franklin’s birthday (1/17/1706).


Bill Aulenbach ’50 has been enjoying the great skiing conditions in California and has many travel plans in the works. Chuck Bazemore ’50 lives in Atlanta and has appreciated the contacts maintained over the years. Sandy Beecher ’50 is still practicing law and loves hunting and fishing. He recently went on a successful quail hunting excursion. Patty and Ned Campbell ’50 live in the Baltimore area, where he spends his re-

tirement time volunteering at the local hospital. They now spend the winter months in Florida. Chuck Chadwick ’50 was with a friend at the Pringle’s party last November 2004. He is still working and is looking towards having orthopedic surgery to repair his limbs. Dave Crockett ’50 makes frequent visits to Episcopal where he has grandchildren in attendance. Currently, his son Rich is a member of the Alumni Society Board of Managers and his other son Dave is a member of the Episcopal Academy Board of Trustees. He and Julie still enjoy their Cape Cod home that they refurbished several years ago. Jim Daugherty ’50 retired and moved to Florida after a long stint as a “bureaucrat” in Washington. He likes to refer to himself as an economist. Spence Ervin ’50 practices law in Maine. He and Ned Campbell have kept in touch. Erwin “Beettle” Fiero ’50 died on March 21 in Macon, GA. Beettle returned to the Episcopal Academy as a member of the faculty in 1955, where he taught for 27 years. After his retirement in 1981, he officially moved to Macon, GA, affiliating himself with the Holy Spirit Parish, where his brother, Rev. E. Perot Fiero was appointed it’s first pastor in 1967. Throughout his life, Beettle was active in the community both in Philadelphia and in Macon, winning awards for his good works. In 1991, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Beettle was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Montogmery County, PA on March 28. Three generations of TenBroeck’s - Craig ’52, son Christopher’93, and grandson Dean in his EA sweater.

Stan Golaski ’50 is retired and living in Aberdeen, Maryland. Walt Heppenstall ’50 has been doing some great photo and creative work for EA and the Development office. If you received the school’s email with the Alma Mater, that is one Walt worked on. He joined Markley Schellenger, Rol Smith, and Al Schaefer at John Rettew’s for lunch and renewing old times. Dick Hiers ’50 retired from the University of Florida after 42 years of service. His last appointments were as Professor of Religion Emeritus and Affiliate Professor of Law Emeritus. He was also appointed Distinguished Fellow, Eckerd College of Spirituality and appears in Who’s Who in America. He most recently published “The Death Penalty and Due Process in Biblical Law,” Detroit – Mercy Law Review (2004). Fred Hitschler ’50 continues to be involved with his church. Bob Hutchinson ’50 is still volunteering at the local hospital. Becky and Jack Kistler ’50 were down from Maine last summer for the Memorial Service for Charlie Shreiner ’41, formerly of the Church Farm School, where Jack had worked for many years. Their past fall has been busy repairing the damage to their Florida winter home from the hurricanes last summer. Retired Episcopal priest John Kolb ’50 plans to move to a retirement residence after selling his home and some properties in the Glenmore area, where he has been a minister. Harold O’Brian ’50 is still practicing law. Elaine and Joe Pitkin ’50 have moved from Rehobeth, MD. Anne and Ed Pringle ’50 graciously opened their home to welcome nearby classmates after EA/Haverford Day 2004. Attending were Chuck Chadwick, Julie and Dave Crockett, Walt and June Heppenstall, Rol and Audrey Smith, Harold and Emily Starr, Al and Leslie Schaefer, Mike Shouvlin, and John Rettew. Head of School Ham Clark and Meg and Chip Hollinger, Hon’s., along with Clayton Platt ’73 and his wife, Pam, also joined them.

Ellie and John Rettew ’50 moved to a townhouse after a long time in the family home. He now spends a considerable amount of his time commuting from Exton to EA for Alumni Board and Trustees’ meetings in his capacity as President of the Alumni Society. The couple just returned from a cruise to the Panama Canal.

PA, after an accident more than a year ago and a recent stroke.

Ted Robb ’50 reports that he is doing okay after some medical issues.

of service, Ginger and Geoff Worden ’57 received the “Keeper of the Dream” Award during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Celebration at Temple Sinai of Summit in Summit, NJ on January 17, 2005. Geoff and Ginger have lived in Summit for over 27 years, actively serving the community as committed volunteers. Geoff is currently the President of South Street Capital, Inc.

Leslie and Al Schaefer ’50 are enjoying their life outside West Chester. Leslie’s twins are currently in college. Markley Schellenger ’50 enjoys retirement and talking about his son, Mark, who is the Athletic Director at Radnor High School. Mike Shouvlin ’50 continues his periodic treks to Episcopal to help the Development Committee gear up for the Capital Campaign. During one of his trips to EA, Mike, Dave Crockett, and John Rettew watched the boys’ basketball team beat Penn Charter, validating their Inter-Ac Championship. Pat and Ken Smith ’50 are settling in after a cross country move to Sandwich, MA. He recently dropped in on Mike Shouvlin in Cape May. Audrey and Rol Smith ’50 spend time babysitting for their daughter Cindy. Rol especially enjoys his grandson, Jordan, who is into scouting, school plays, and swimming. Rol has also been hard at work on the Vestry of St. Mary’s Church, Wayne, and on a terrific railroad display at Hershey’s Mill. Emily and Harold Starr ’50 recently returned from a trip to India. Their daughter plays in the Philadelphia Orchestra. They are looking forward to April at EA, where their son-inlaw Geoff Wagg is Head of the Upper School. According to Mike Shouvlin, George Swan ’50 is coming along okay, spending the wintertime away from his Montana ranch in Anguilla, BVI. Yale Toland’s ’50 wife Betsy reports that Yale continues to be bedridden at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square,


Duncan Van Dusen ’54 will miss Alumni Weekend 2005 because his father, Lewis Van Dusen ’27, is being honored by The American Philosophical Society on April 29, 2005.

57 In recognition of their many years

59 Phil Behr ’59 was featured in Phil-

adelphia Inquirer columnist Art Carey’s ’68 article “Inside Out: Stopping by woods on a pair of snowshoes”. According to the February 19, 2005 article, Phil discovered the charms of snowshoeing while cross-country skiing and has been doing it for about 20 years. For Phil, snowshoeing offers “all of the benefits of skiing and none of the drawbacks.” Richard Foster ’59 is retired from the radio business and is moving to Cape Cod. He and his wife still travel to France each year.


David Riggs ’59 is a professor of English at Stanford University. He has written a biography of Christopher Marlowe entitled The Killing of Christopher Marlowe (2004).


George David ’60, Chairman and CEO of the Hartford-based United Technologies Corporation, was featured in Business Week, October 25, 2004. George is credited with transforming “his old-line industrial conglomerate into a $31 billion powerhouse of productivity with relentless attention to detail.” Aaron Finkbiner ’60 can be reached at the law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia.



Class Notes After 16 years, James McVey ’60 sold his real estate company, McVey & Company Realtors, to Slifer Smith and Framptor Real Estate on August 9, 2004. He will remain as branch broker of Riverwalk Office in Edwards, a suburb of Vail, and continue to list and sell residential, second home, and commercial real estate throughout the Vail Valley. His wife, Cheryl, was nominated as the Vail Valley’s pre-eminent florist. David Wetherill ’60 just welcomed his second grandchild, Kya Brynn Mason Wetherill, born on August 9, 2004, to his son, Doug, who lives in Canada.

61 Steve Banta ’61 is retired and still

lives in the Philippines. His wife, Cheli, teaches at the University of Santo Tomas. He started a small publishing company with a friend about 25 years ago to have something to do after retirement, but he is still busy at the Asian Development Bank, on a fourmonth consultancy. Steve and Cheli spend their weekdays in a condo in Manila and their weekends at their house in the suburbs. On Sundays, they use their double kayak on a local lake. In addition to occasional trips within in the Philippines, the couple takes one big round-the-world trip each year in March-June to visit the kids and see new places. William Gregg ’61 received the Super Service Award from the Department of the Interior for accomplishments in developing biological research programs, most recently to address threats from invasive species. His daughter, Diane ’88, has accepted a position with Bank of America Securities in their corporate investment banking division in New York. She graduated from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina in May.

65 Ralph Pitman ’65 is Associate Director of Support to At-Risk Teens, a faith-based social service and advocacy program for at-risk youth. He is also rector of Grace Church, Willoughby. Ralph still plays guitar and uses music, poetry, and yoga for workshops/retreats on healing and spiritual renewal.

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66 John Platt ’66 is the Development

and Marketing Director for WFUV-FM, Fordham University’s public radio station where he is also host of the show “City Folk Sunday Breakfast.” Long a champion of little-known musical artists from Long Island and elsewhere in the New York region, last October 2004, John joined with Inter-Media Art Center to help showcase a concert of local talent. A veteran of FM radio in the early 70’s, he produced Pete Fornatale’s “Mixed Bag” radio program, later known as “The Sunday Show,” for 10 years before going to WFUV. Susan and Peter Steere ’66 welcomed their first two grandchildren. Peter continues to work with the Tohano O’odham Indian Nation, concentrating on environmental issues along the Arizona-Mexico border. Retired from Bank of America since spring 2004, David Waite ’66 moved with his family back to their house on Deer Isle, ME. He accepted an offer from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, living in a city house in Bangor/Brewer weekdays and home in Deer Isle on weekends.


In January, Jane and Guy Croyle ’68 left for Ujszasz, Hungary (southeast of Budapest) to team-teach English in a public high school. It is a six-month commitment. While Jane will return in June, Guy plans to stay through July to earn his English-as-a-foreign-language certificate. G.A. Taylor Fernley ’68 has joined the board of trustees of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Taylor is the president and chief executive officer of Fernley & Fernley, Inc., which manages trade and professional associations.


William Spofford ’70 is CFO of Hartman-Walsh Corporation in St. Louis, MO. Meade Thayer ’70 is the Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, the Northwest version of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

In October 2004, Chris D’Angelo ’71 was appointed to a second term as Chairman of the International Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). The DRI is a national and international membership association of lawyers and others concerned with the defense of civil actions. Chris is a partner in the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, based in Philadelphia and is Chairman of the Products Liability & Toxic Torts Section of its Litigation Department.


Fred Dittmann ’71 has joined the staff of The Pennsylvania Trust Company as a senior vice president. Fred, who holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation, has over 30 years experience in the investment management industry.


For the last 20 years, Jim Brooke ’73 has been a reporter for The New York Times, based in West Africa, Brazil, Denver, and now Tokyo. For the last three years, the Brooke family (Jim, Elizabeth, James 14, Will 12, Alex 12, and their white lab Lilly) has lived in Tokyo, from which he covers Japan and the Koreas, with regular swings through the Russian Far East. Since they only get to the states every other year, their family vacations have been Cambodia, Australia, Bali, and Guam. In general, their lives are great and Northeast Asia is stimulating. Rex Gary ’73’s company, Turner Gary Sports, represents Phillies starting pitcher Jon Lieber. Thanks for bringing Jon to Philadelphia, Rex!


Jim Garrison ’75 was at Barnes & Noble in Bryn Mawr on September 22, 2004 to promote his book on John Russell Pope, MASTERING

TRADITION: The Residential Architecture of John Russell Pope. Carl Shafer ’75 is in the financial services field, working in insurance, securities and funds, with New York Life. He serves personal and business markets and the non-profit community. Carl is also involved in charitable giving and estate planning. Ted Tsaltas ’75 and his family are doing well in Knoxville, TN. He is Chairman of Ob/Gyn at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Ted now builds furniture as a hobby and plays in a hard blues band, which appears in various clubs. Christopher Veith ’75 married Danielle Ribeiro de Madalena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 8, 2004. The event was held at the German Club in the Iagoa section of Rio de Janeiro. Christopher lived in Rio during 2002 and 2003. He now works with Element 22 Partners, which represents European software manufacturers in America.

77 David Nikias ’77 and his son, Ga-

briel, were lost in Sri Lanka for a time as a result of the tsunami that devastated the area in December 2004. David, a teacher in the Waldoff Schools in India, and his son were in Sri Lanka to take time to vacation and to renew his visa so he could continue to teach in India. The situation in Sri Lanka was beyond words and David’s family is thankful for their uninjured survival.


In September 2004, Shawn Pender ’79 was named head baseball coach at St. Joseph’s University. A respected name in professional baseball for nearly 20 years, Shawn has worked in various capacities for five different major league teams, Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and the Baltimore Orioles, during his career. A 1985 graduate of Rollins College, Shawn started as a player in professional baseball in 1984 after signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has also produced several nationally-recognized instructional baseball videotapes on base running, bunting, and defensive techniques.

Members of the Class of 1978 and 1979 met in Owings Mill, MD outside of Baltimore at David Hartzell’s (’78) house for a golf weekend on Friday, April 29th. Jim Young had his first ever hole-in-one so he had to buy drinks for everyone! Pictured are: (Back row left to right) Ben Erulkar ’78, John Hanson ’78, Hall Vetterlein ’78, Al Maguire ’78, Gil Peter ’79, Bix Mannion, Lou Close, and Walter Buckley ’78. (Front row, left to right) Jay Bolling, Jim Young ’79, Bob Carpenter, Phil Bell ’78, Jim Gould ’78, Chris Haab ’78, and David Hartzell ‘78.


After 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Norm FitzPatrick ’80 retired September 1, 2004. He is now with Constellation Group Funds in Berwyn, PA. Nick Marano ’80 is a Marine Lieutenant Colonel on his third deployment to Iraq with the I Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah. He was recently selected to command the First Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, in Husaybah, Iraq (on the Syrian border). Nick was awarded the Bronze Star for operations in Iraq in March 2003. His wife, Tami, lives in LaCosta, CA with their two children, Nicholas, Jr., 13 and Kristen, 9.

82 Frank Langfitt ’82 recently joined

National Public Radio where he covers labor and the workplace. He lives in Montgomery County, Maryland, with his wife, Julie, a veterinarian, and their two children, Katie, 4, and Christopher, 1. Patricia Fox and Edward Madara ’82 were married on October 16, 2004 in Paget, Bermuda. The Rev. Alan Garrity, a minister of the Church of Scotland, Felix Matzen, born August 13, 2004, models his EA sweater for mom, Susan Jacobs Matzen’84.


Robert Allman ’81 stepped down as Haverford School head football coach in December 2004. He was involved in the football program for seven years, three as head coach. He will continue as a fifth grade history teacher and spring track coach. Tad Keener ’81 is working for the Federal Government in San Antonio, TX at the largest English Language School in the world. Tad’s job has sent him to the Republic of Tajikistan, Puerto Rico, and Garmisch, Germany. SPRING 2005


Class Notes pursuit to race in NASCAR’s top circuit and has become a driving instructor for Racing Reality Driving School. On Wednesday, September 29, 2004, Professor John Yoo ’85 gave a presentation on U.S. History to Episcopal Academy students. A professor of law at the University of California (Berkeley), John is a well-known Constitutional scholar, who was visiting Philadelphia to participate in a special program at the Constitution Center. Heather and Dan Carella ’91 hold daughter Abigail Rose Carella as she models her EA sweater.

officiated. Ted works in New York for Comerzbank, the German bank, managing a department that helps clients with investment risks. He is also the chairman of Change for Kids, a nonprofit foundation in New York.


Anders and Susan Jacobs Matzen ’84 welcomed Felix Matzen on August 13, 2004. The family resides in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jonathan Richter ’84 is now a licensed attorney in the state of California. He is also able to appear before the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Joe Bellini ’85 has been an Investment Representative for Edward Jones since June 1997. He has been in the investment planning business for 15 years. Joe has been involved with the Episcopal Academy’s Thomas J. Meehan Memorial Fund and Golf Tournament. Dave Casey ’85 deployed to Iraq (Camp Fallujah) in March and will not return to the U.S. until March 2006. Sarah and Scott McMullin ’85 welcomed their second child, Henry Scott McMullin, on January 23. They are living in Taiwan. His wife, Sarah, is a Regional Director for Nike and Scott is doing part-time consulting work for Nike as well as importing Chinese furniture to the states. Todd Pride ’85 is Chief Executive Officer for Sullivan Community Capital LLC, a socially responsible financial services company. He is continuing his 29 C O N N E C T I O N S

86 Lisa and William Crockett ’86 and

their two daughters, Ann (3/20/02) and Holly (11/20/03), are happily living in Media, PA. John McMeekin ’86 was unanimously voted to serve a second consecutive year as Board President of the Radnor School Board.


Dr. Ivy Jennifer Livingston’s ’87 book A Linguistic Commentary on Livius Adronicus was published in 2004 by Routledge. She is on staff at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Missy MacNeish ’87 and Greg Marron were married on August 28, 2004 in Southwest Harbor, ME. Tara Warrington Downie ’87 was one of her bridesmaids. Missy and Greg live in San Francisco, CA, weekend at Greg’s home in Tahoe, and spend time in the summer at Missy’s home in Southwest Harbor. Barbara and Doug Scott ’87 welcomed their third child, Lillian Grace, on November 11, 2004. Doug missed the birth due to service with the Marine Corps in Iraq. He is flying Cobra helicopters in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Photographer Drew Hallowell ’88, a key contributor to and every Eagles publication, has reached the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His shot of Correll Buckhalter leaping for a touchdown in last year’s win over Miami earned Hallowell honorable mention in the 36th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The photo, entitled “Got Air?” is currently on display outside the NovaCare Complex auditorium in the rotunda

and The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Caton, Ohio. M. Night Shyamalan ’88 returned to Episcopal in late 2004 to meet with students to discuss a potential film based on the Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, a novel studied by the sophomore class.


Michael Baumholtz ’90 is in his last year of general surgery residency in York, PA. In 2005, he will be at Baylor University in Houston, TX for a year of hand surgery. A law school graduate, Lori Hood ’90 is now admitted to the bar in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is an Associate at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Philadelphia, PA. Kristin McIlhenney-Peters ’90 is teaching history at Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, CT. Greenwich is a singlesex (girls) K-12 day school.

91 Jennifer Tierney ’91 has moved to a new apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City. She is still teaching fourth grade at the Collegiate School on New York’s Upper Westside. Sean McDermott '91 and his wife Chrissy just welcomed their first child, daughter Siena Helene, into the world on April 19, 2005. Kevin Cardone '91 and his wife Kaitlyn welcomed their first child, daughter Madeleine Josephine, into the world on April 4, 2005. Adam Kitzis ’92, son of Joan Devon, Hon., holds his son Mason Kitzis who is proudly wearing an EA sweater. Mason was born April 20, 2004.

ternational public law, with a focus on China.


Ryan Ade ’94 lives and works in Wayne, PA. He is an assistant vice president at Wachovia Maher Partners. Susan Armstrong ’94 lives in New York City and is an elementary special education teacher. She is pursuing a Masters at Hunter College. Hillary Seegul ’92 and Andrew Chassin were married on November 20, 2004 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a reception at the Union League in Philadelphia, PA. Dorie Clayman ’92 was a reader while Dave Siegel ’94, and Jacqueline Lucier Hirs ’89 were in attendance. After a honeymoon in Australia, the couple reside in San Francisco, where Andy works for Bank of America and Hillary has her own PR and marketing consulting business.

Mike Rickels '91 and his wife Alyssa welcomed twin daughters Caroline and Claudia into the world in August 2004, who were greeted enthusiastically by big brothers Andrew, 6 and Peter, 3.

92 Kris Limaye ’92 and Karen Morin

were married on September 24, 2004 at Ocean Cliff in Newport, RI. The bride is a nurse practitioner at Mystic Valley Dermatology in Medford, MA. Kris is the Marketing Manager for Boston Financial Corporation in Charlestown, MA.


Jackie MacNeish ’93 and Richard Curtis were married on September 18, 2004 at Echo Hill Outdoor School. They met while both were teaching at Echo Hill. Jenny Han ’93 and Laurie Norcross ’93 were both participants in the wedding. Jackie completed her Masters in Environmental Leadership at Naropa University in May 2004. After spending the holidays with family, the couple is traveling around the world for six months before starting new jobs on the East Coast.

Todd and Anna Morgan Cassidy ’94 moved to Wayne, PA. Anna is currently acting as President of Zoo Project Council for the Philadelphia Zoo and is now a board member and actively involved with Main Line Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue organization. She keeps in touch with Courtney Boynton ’94, who has opened a bar/restaurant in the West Palm Beach area of Florida. Scott Coleman ’94 lives in Los Angeles, CA and works as a movie producer. He is currently working on The Dukes of Hazard remake. Christine Meyer ’94 married Douglas Crandall on September 18, 2004. Anne Cunningham Briggs ’94 was a bridesmaid. Christine works for AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical company in Wilmington, DE, as a senior clinical research scientist. Rob Evors ’94 lives in Los Angeles, CA and works as an actor. He has appeared in a number of television shows, including Six Feet Under.

Kristen Stepnes and Perry de Marco ’94 were married in October 2002 at St. Matthew’s Church in Conshohocken, PA, followed by a reception at Aronomink County Club. After graduating from The Widener University School of Law in 2002 and passing the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, he now practices law with his father at The Law Offices of Perry De Marco in Philadelphia, PA. It is a general law practice. Dara Francis ’94 is currently a researcher for an international security think tank with a focus on peacekeeping and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. She lives in Washington, DC. Michael Goody ’94 married Lauren Brenner in New York City on August 21, 2004. Ryan Watson ’94 was a groomsman. Also in attendance were: Ryan Ade ’94, Adam Barrist ’94, Jan Koziara ’94, and Harrison Sebring ’94. Michael is an investment banker, focusing on energy, for Deutsche Bank Securities. Alison Gordon ’94 married Joe Preisser on September 13, 2003 at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia, PA. The couple met as students at Hamilton College and graduated in 1998. Alison works as an account executive for the advertising company Foote, Cane & Belding in New York City while Joe is a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rachell Sharrar Hessel ’94 is in an MBA program at Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Dan Kessler ’94 and Terri Noone ’95 were married on December 31, 2004. In attendance were: (left to right) Carrie Long Greenfield ’95, Hazel Imbesi Bentinck ’95, Erin Manion Howe ’95, Brooke Doherty ’95, Marc Katz ’94 (behind Brooke), Gil Grandbois ’94, Eric Beck ’94, Terri Noone Kessler ’95, Dan Kessler ’94, and Yungjin Oh ’94. Not pictured was Alex Stiff ’94.

Neysun Mahboubi ’93 is doing a fellowship at Yale Law School and writing a few articles before going on the law teaching market in comparative and in-



Class Notes at the law firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. Gautam Yagnik ’94 graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, where he was a Howard Hughes fellow. He is currently doing his residency in orthopedics at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Marshall Sebring ’97, Adam Barrist ’94, Ryan Ade ’94, Ryan Watson ’94, Jan Koziara ’94, and Harrison Sebring ’94 took an hour and 15 minutes off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, FL to reel in this 330 lb and 114 inches long golden hammerhead shark (the fourth deadliest shark out there).

Dan Keating ’94 teaches and coaches at the Taft School in Connecticut.

ing up to play in top-level amateur doubles squash tournaments.

Dan Kessler ’94 and Teri Noone ’95 were married on December 31, 2004 at the Mother of Good Counsel Church, followed by a reception at the Merion Tribute House.

Perry and Becky Hopkins Smith ’94 welcomed the birth of daughter, Carter Jean, on May 21, 2004. Becky is staying home with Carter and going to graduate school for a M.Ed. in adolescent development, while Perry is busy running his own physical therapy practice. They reside in McLean, VA.

Ernest Lowe ’94 works for Otis Elevator. Sam Lubell ’94 is a writer. His work has appeared in Travel & Leisure, among others. Dave Lubell ’94 lives in Tennessee and works for a non-profit agency that assists immigrants. Scott Olex ’94 was awarded a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2004. His bachelors’ degree is from Muhlenberg College. Scott is currently interning at Geisinger Health System. Brian Park ’94 is in Korea teaching English. Douglas Renthal ’94 works for Wachovia Securities and lives in Old City, Philadelphia. Joshua Saul ’94 married Turandot Cantanese on June 16, 2003. Cassandra and Ernest Lowe ’94 were among those who attended. Josh works for NBC Universal in global network engineering and is finishing his MBA and MS at Fordham University. Harrison Sebring ’94 joined DDB Worldwide, a New York City advertising agency, in late April 2005. At DDB he is responsible for the Subaru of America account. He previously worked for Philadelphia advertising agency, Red Tettemer. Harrison and his brother, Marshall ’97, enjoy team31 C O N N E C T I O N S

Tara Stitchberry ’94 lives in Bryn Mawr, PA and works as a Capital Campaign Assistant for the Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, PA. Ben Superfine ’94 graduated from University of Michigan Law School and is working on a dissertation for a Ph.D. in Education Policy also at University of Michigan. He will be moving to Washington, DC to work


After graduating from Templeton Honors College at Eastern University in 2004 with a degree in Political Science-Mid East Affairs, and spending a year in Morocco studying Arabic, Domenick Rowe ’96 is working in client relations at the mutual fund investment firm, The Vanguard Group, in Malvern, PA. Currently, he is deciding between continuing in investments and pursing an MBA or enrolling in the Masters in Middle Eastern Studies program at the American University of Cairo, to pursue an analyst position in the U.S. intelligence community. Domenick resides in Malvern with his mastiff “Achilles.” Christian Stallkamp ’96 married Kirstin Marshall on August 28, 2004. After the wedding, the couple quit their jobs in Boston and traveled around the South Pacific for five months. They currently reside in Portland, OR and are attending the Cordon Bleu’s Western Culinary School. Christian is in the

Yungjin Oh ’94 and Agnes Balogh were married on August 7, 2004 in Innsbruck, Austria. Pictured are (left to right): Daniel Kessler ’94, Eric Beck ’94, Yungjin Oh ’94, Agnes Bloch Oh, Gil Grandbois ’94, Alex Stiff ’94, and Marc Katz ’94.

ing as a Logistics Officer for 11th Marines, Camp Pendleton. He was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq for 10 months, scheduled to return home on December 5th.

Christian Stallkamp ’96 and Kristin Marshall were married on August 28, 2004. Pictured are: (left to right) in front, John Rhoads ’96, John McGlinn ’96, Christian Stallkamp ’96, Kristin Stallkamp, Dave Cash ’96, Jon Stallkamp ’92 and in back, Katie Gregg ’96, Jennifer Williams ’96, Gail Grandois ’96, and Page Pearcy Cash ’96

restaurant management program while his wife, Kirstin, is in the culinary arts program. Stephen Andrew Venzie ’96 graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2000. He attends Villanova Law School and serves as a staff writer on the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. Last summer, he completed a summer internship with the Office of Regional Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, in Philadelphia. Crichton Clark ’96 and Rob Good ’96 are his classmates at law school.


Susanna Beers ’97 married Matthew Macciocca on September 18, 2004. Heidi Watson ’97 was the maid of honor while Susan Schaffer ’97, Jessica Walls ’97, and Steve Beers ’93 were in the wedding party. Marshall Sebring ’97, Rachel Canuso Holt ’97, Katie Bergstrom ’97, Andrew Purcell ’93, Addison West ’97, and Liz McDonald ’97 enjoyed the martini bar and band! Matt is the assistant men’s basketball coach for the United States Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point. The couple resides in Queens, NY.

Jordan Love ’97 has been teaching kindergarten at the Norwood School in Bethesda, MD for the past two years, while coaching the eighth grade basketball and baseball teams. Jordan is also pursuing a M.Ed. at Johns Hopkins University. Kate Mulvihill ’97 left W.W. Norton & Company to start post-baccalaureate studies in Classics at Columbia University. Between leaving her job and starting school, she (finally) had a chance to devote all her time to singing and performing solo and ensemble music in venues ranging form Carnegie Hall to the Roxy nightclub.


Erin Sampson ’98 graduated from Widener University in August 2004 with a B.A. in accounting. She bought a house in Northeast Philadelphia. Lexi Krotec ’98 attends the University of Virginia School of Law. CJ Walsh ’98 has accepted an offer to pursue graduate work in Early American History at the College of William & Mary beginning in July. He will forgo his routine jaunts to the beach in pursuit of academic excellence.

99 Samantha Ade ’99 lives in Washington, DC and works for Study Smart.

Aaron Brill ’99 lives in San Francisco, CA and works for the Galileo Academy for Science and Technology. Jeb Broomell ’99 has relocated back to the Philadelphia area. Ned Clark ’99 is the Program Director for Travel for Teens LLC, a cultural immersion camp. He helps plan and lead trips to Paris, Italy, Spain, and Ireland year round. The company is based in Wayne, PA. Ned is still playing ultimate frisbee for a local Philadelphia club team. Brendan Cullen ’99 married Tara Tidwell on September 26, 2004 at the Alumni Chapel at Michigan State University. In attendance were: Patrick Dee ’99, James Strohacker ’99, Russell Dickhart ’99, Amy Long ’99, Jennifer Watters ’99, Win Lippincott ’99, and Tyler Wren ’99. Brendan is an engineer with the Vantage Technology Consulting Group in Cambridge, MA. They have both changed their names to Tidwell Cullen (no hyphen). The couple is residing in Massachusetts. Kyle Dahl ’99 lives in California and is studying computer science at the University of the Redlands. Kelly Decker ’99 lives in Devon, PA and works for the United States Liability Insurance Company in Wayne as a Regional Marketing Manager.

Kristin Kennedy and James Decker ’98 were married on October 23, 2004 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Chester Heights, PA. A reception was held at The Patio at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE. (Left photo) Pictured are (left to right): in front, Kelly Decker ’99 and Stephen Decker ’01, and in back, Richard Decker, Kristin Decker, James Decker ’98, and Cathy Decker. Best men (right photo) at the wedding were (left to right): Kevin Gregg ’98, James Allen ’98, and Francis Sutter ’98. Jim is going to Villanova for his MBA and works at ESIS in Philadelphia.

Bradd Haley ’97 left a two-year stint as a microscopist in San Francisco, CA. He currently is travelling and applying to graduate school for a Ph.D. in oceanography. Michael Liguori ’97 married Helen Pelc on June 1, 2002 in Annapolis, MD. They reside in Oceanside, CA. Michael is a 1st Lieutenant servSPRING 2005


Class Notes stunts, supervised by trained professionals. A graduate of Boston College, Chip is currently a credit analyst for Eagle National Bank in Upper Darby, PA.

D’Arcy O’Neill ’98 married Maureen Schink on November 20, 2004. In the wedding party were: Pat O’Neill ’99, Drew Grifo ’98, John Salvucci ’98, Brett Grifo ’98, Rob Melchionni ’98, Andrew Dickey ’98, Andrew Addis ’99, and Mike Iannacone ’98.

Patrick Dee ’99 lives in Florida and works for AirTran Airlines.

ing depression in Parkinson’s patients. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Russell Dickhart ’99 lives in Lansing, MI and works for Exxon Mobil.

Mike Vaites ’99 graduated from Worchester Polytechnic Institute in August 2003. He moved to Missouri and is building Web sites for small companies, looking to move east or west in the future.

Mark Dugan ’99 is attending law school at Temple University. Catherine Hunt ’99 lives in Washington, DC and works in the Infrastructure Economics and Finance Department of the World Bank. Sarah Karp ’99 is studying photography at Rockport College and the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, ME. During her breaks, she has been doing photography for Episcopal’s Office of Communications. Jen Kikla ’99 lives in Colorado and is working toward her Masters in public health administration at University of Colorado Health & Science Center. She is working at Denver Health Hospital as a Research Coordinator. Steve Kossuth ’99 lives in Philadelphia, PA and works for Silver Oaks Solutions, a local consulting firm. Win Lippincott ’99 works for Foresite Sports as a Director of Marketing. Lou Merlini ’99 lives in Philadelphia, PA and works for O’Donnell and Naccarato as an engineer. Casey Rogers ’99 works for Christie’s in New York City. Kirsten Saboe ’99 is currently heading up a research study at the University of Pennsylvania that focuses on the psychological effects of HIV on aging and will soon be working on a study treat33 C O N N E C T I O N S

An American Studies major, John Crosby van Roden, III ’99 graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA in May 2004.


A graduate of Davidson College, Rebecca Allen ’00 has been on staff with Campus Outreach Johannesburg (South Africa), a university campus ministry. Her involvement began while a student at Davidson. Stationed at Rand Afrikaans University, she will soon be relocated to the University of Johannesburg. After training for and racing in rowing’s FISA Senior and Junior World Championships in Spain in the summer of 2004, Andrew Brennan ’00 entered Oxford University in England in the fall. He is studying and rowing while earning a Masters in Comparative Social Policy and training with the Oxford University Boat Club. Chip Bromley ’00 and his sister, Kelley, won NBC’s Fear Factor (aired Monday, November 1, 2004). They beat three other sets of siblings to capture the $50,000 prize. Fear Factor involves six contestants recruited across the country to battle in three physically and mentally challenging

U. S. Naval Academy senior Kyle Eckel ’00 had a career high 179 yards in 26 carries in Navy’s win over Army at the Lincoln Financial Field on December 4, 2004. Ranked as a top NFL fullback prospect, Kyle earned the game’s MVP award for the second year, got his 13th career 100-yard rushing game (fourth on the school’s all-time list), and scored his 25th career rushing touchdown (which moved him ahead of former Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino for fourth on Navy’s all-time list). Episcopal classmates Mike McGillian ’01 and Jamie Creed ’00 were at the game. Kimmy Gardner ’00 is living in New York City with Lise Tank-Nielsen ’00 and working for Lehman Brothers. Alex Gordon ’00 graduated from Williams College in June 2004 with a B.A. in theater. While at Williams, he was a varsity crew member, editor/writer for the campus humor magazine, and active in the theater group, swing club, bridge club, and outing club. Elizabeth Leedy ’00 graduated from Colgate with a degree in inTara Tidwell and Brendan Cullen ’99 were married on September 26, 2004 at the Alumni Chapel at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Patrick Dee ’99 was a groomsman, James Strohacker ’99 was an usher, and Russell Dickhart ’99 sang at the ceremony. In attendance were: (left to right) in front, Tara Tidwell Cullen, Brendan Tidwell Cullen ‘99, and Amy Long ’99; middle, Jennifer Watters ’99, Win Lippincott ’99, and James Strohacker ’99; and in back, Russell Dickhart ’99, Patrick Dee ’99, and Tyler Wren ’99.

ternational relations and Spanish literature. She is working at Dechert LLP as a legal assistant in the litigation department. Michael McGuiness ’00 began the apprentice program of The Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware on January 10. He must complete a four-year apprenticeship before becoming an actual captain. Cheo Scott ’00 graduated from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in the spring of 2004. Ricky Whelan ’00 died in his sleep on January 10. Ricky played midfielder for four years as a member of the varsity lacrosse team at Brown University, from which he graduated in 2004. He received the “unsung hero” award for that person who gave the most to the team with the least regard for personal recognition. A memorial service was held for Ricky at Episcopal’s Christ Chapel on January 15.


Sarah Baker ’01 graduated from Duke this spring. She hopes to find a teaching position in the Philadelphia area. Evan Coughenour ’01 took a leave of absence from Yale University in order to sing with the Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s oldest all-male a capella group. He still lives in New Haven, CT and is involved in extra-curriculars. Evan will resume classes for his senior year in the fall of 2005. Hadley Hill ’01 spent a successful semester in Chile (July through December 2003). She lived for five months in Valparaiso with a Chilean family and took all her courses in Spanish. Hadley traveled in the northern and central parts of Chile as well as to Buenos Aires and Rio. During the summer of 2004, she did an internship in psychology at The Temple Infant Lab. Peter Merriman ’01 spent spring term 2004 in Bologna, Italy. Princeton senior Elizabeth Pillion ’01 scored a career-high six goals during lacrosse loss to Penn State on March 19. It was a tough loss 14-13 in sudden-victory. This was Princeton’s first regular season loss since April 9, 2003 at Yale. Liz became the second Princeton play-

er to score six goals in a game this year. She has been chosen as one of the “Players to Watch” by the Tewaaraton Award Committee. The Tewaaraton Trophy is annually awarded to the top players in men’s and women’s Division I lacrosse.

Carolyn Brennan ’03 is on Georgetown University’s varsity lightweight crew team.


In summer 2004, Connor Hill ’03 worked on the Episcopal’s maintenance crew. He also became a certified scuba diver and traveled with Karl Hess ’02 to Belize to complete 12 open water dives. Connor then joined his parents (Crawford ’70 and Suzanne) and sister (Hadley ’01) for two weeks in Spain before heading back to Middlebury College.

Jenna Adelberg ’02 is an editorial intern for Philadelphia Style magazine. A student at Bates College, Jeffrey Addis ’02 is participating in a University of Wisconsin-Madison year-long study abroad program in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 2004-05. He is studying the Thai language, philosophy of Theravada Buddhism, and Christian Missionary work in Northern Thailand at the University of Chiang Mai. Jeff is a religion and anthropology double major with an Asian Studies minor at Bates. Joanna Brooks ’02 made the Dean’s List and is a member of Phi Delta Kappa at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Anne Louise Ennis ’02 is a Junior Advisor at Williams College, living and mentoring a group of first-year students. She is also continuing to work with Teach for America. Beth Randolph ’02 attended the 2003 U.S. National Karate tournament in Honolulu, HI. In early 2004, she won the silver medal in collegiate Kata (forms) and the bronze medal in collegiate Kumite (fighting).


Erica Adler ’03 plays squash at Tufts University. Mark Adomanis ’03 is majoring in government at Harvard University. He is writing for the school newspaper, The Crimson (op-ed articles). Mark was the coxswain for boats that won the regional collegiate and national championships. Will Angelos ’03 will be playing the part of Ben Crooner in Frank Burman’s play Bears at the University of Southern California. This is Will’s first theatrical role.

A student at Vanderbilt University, Andrew Brown ’03 made the Dean’s List 2003-04 and joined Kappa Sigma Phi.

A student at the University of Pennsylvania, Roger Syracuse ’03 spent the summer of 2004 as manager of Powerplant Gym in Brigantine, NJ. He joined Delta Kappa Epsilon. Roger is working toward a degree in economics. Laura Toebe ’03 returned April 28, 2004 from a nine-month world tour, including, Chile, Australia, Fiji, and Costa Rica, including a two-month long return stay/internship at Punta Mona, where she originally stayed with Episcopal biology teacher Crawford Hill ’70 and the Advanced Placement Biology class.


Lateef Cannon ’04 is taking a “gap” year before starting Warren Wilson College in the fall of 2005. Immediately after graduation, he worked for the summer as a counselor with at-risk youth outside Denver, CO. In August and September 2004, he taught English conversation to Middle School students at Buckland International Language College in Yangsuo, China. Returning to the states, he was a precinct leader for MOVEON during the elections. He also worked on organic farms in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, constructing greenhouses and pruning orchards. His next adventure takes him to Guatemala City to work with Safe Passage/Camino Seguro. Lateef will be working in the Guatemala City dump with kids whose parents are too poor to send them to the regular schools. He is looking forward to this



Class Notes

Lateef Cannon ’04, in back row, with fellow teachers at Buckland International Language College in Yangsuo, China.

Chris Familetti ’04 being sworn in at U.S. Naval Academy on June 30, 2004 by Geoff Walker ’92.

challenge, where he hopes to both learn and share his talents with the children. Ed Colberg ’04 is enjoying his experience at Beloit College. He feels well-prepared by Episcopal for the challenging studies. Ed played varsity soccer, indoor intramural soccer, and volleyball. Ashley Heist ’04 played field hockey for Dartmouth. Kendra Johanson ’04 is on Columbia’s crew team, which is performing the best in Columbia’s history. Alison Murray ’04, a freshman at Princeton University, plays midfield for their varsity women’s lacrosse team. In her first game against Johns Hopkins on March 5, Allison played a great defensive game, which is why she is one of only two freshman starters on the women’s lacrosse team. Debutante Kathleen O’Donnell ’04 was escorted by Alex Saggiomo ’03 to the 2004 Philadelphia Charity Ball last December 2004.

Omission... Our apologies to the family of James W. Barrett of Haverford for not getting a shot of his four EA graduates in the last issue of Connections. Shown above at Graduation 2004 are (from left to right): Jamie ’96, Nicole ’93, Paul ’04, and Irene ’02. Corrections to January 2005 issue: Page 9: Tony Brown left Episcopal in May 2004 not 2003. Page 12: It should be Jim Young ’79 not Chris Young. Back cover: It is Woody Griffiths not Griffin in 50th Reunion welcome picture.

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Milestones Marriages

Yungjin Oh ’94 Agnes Balogh, 8/7/04

Stephanie & Nicholas Christos ’86 Nicholas Christos, III, 3/22/02

Ryan Burkhardt ’95 Caroline Alias 12/00

Lisa & Bill Crockett ’86 Holly Elizabeth Crockett, 11/20/03

Ted Madara ’82 Patricia Fox, 10/16/04

Christian Stallkamp ’96 Kirstin Marshall, 8/28/04

Wendy & Bruce Walsh ’86 Kristen Cornell Walsh, 3/23/05

Bradford Frank ’85 Laura Howard 5/3/00

Susanna Beers ’97 Matthew Macciocca, 9/18/04

Michael & Susan Edwards Yadgar ’86 Paul Michael Yadgar, 7/7/04

Missy MacNeish ’87 Gregory Marron, 8/28/04

Michael Liguori ’97 Helen Pelc, 6/1/02

Robert Clark ’90 Sarah Canavan 9/13/03

James Decker ’98 Kristin Ann Kennedy, 10/23/04

Michael & Juliette Walsh Davis ’87 Eleanor Davis, 5/16/99 Charles Davis, 4/26/02

Kevin Cardone ’91 Kaitlin Nealon 7/10/04

D’Arcy O’Neill ’98 Maureen Schink, 11/20/04

Sean McDermott ’91 Christine Carcara 6/2003

Brendan Cullen ’99 Tara Tidwell, 9/26/04

Kris Limaye ’92 Karen Morin, 9/24/04

Births and Adoptions

Christopher Veith ’75 Danielle Ribeiro de Madalena 2/8/2004

Hillary Seegul ’92 Andrew Chassin, 11/20/04

Melissa & Paul Acton ’79 Harrison Acton, 9/20/00 Olivia Acton, 5/15/04

Michael Abate ’93 Heather McGinley, 9/4/99

Lisa & Richard Seestedt ’82 Lily Caroline Seestedt, 12/12/04

Jackie MacNeish ’93 Richard Curtis, 9/18/04

Katherine & Chip Farnham ’84 Helen St. John Farnham, 12/30/03

Geoffrey Michael ’93 Heidi Murdy, 8/28/04

Anders & Sue Jacobs Matzen ’84 Felix Matzen, 8/13/04

Perry De Marco ’94 Kristen Stepnes, 10/02

Jeff & Brooke Fesperman Olander ’84 Trinity Brooke Olander, 8/18/04

Michael Goody ’94 Lauren Brenner, 8/21/04

Donna & Dave Casey ’85 Kennedy Casey, 9/13/04

Alison Gordon ’94 Joe Preisser, 9/13/03

Joe & Kathleen Miller Daly ’85 Caroline Maura Daly, 1/21/05

Dan Kessler ’94 Teri Noone ’95, 12/31/04

Sarah & Scott McMullin ’85 Henry Scott McMullin, 1/23/05

Elizabeth McIlvain ’94 Gregory Urban 6/28/03

Karen & Rich Quinn ’85 Ian Alexander Quinn, 7/8/04

Christine Meyer ’94 Douglas Crandall, 9/18/04

Margaret & Mike Tierney ’85 Madeleine LaSalle Tierney, 3/9/04

Joshua Saul ’94 Turandot Cantanese, 6/16/03

Heidi & Paul Tirjan ’85 Benjamin Vass Tirjan 5/29/98 Maximilian Vass Tirjan 11/27/01 Olivia Leigh Tirjan 4/23/04

Barbara & Doug Scott ’87 Lillian Grace Scott, 11/11/04 Sarah & Matt Evans ’88 Maren Amelia Evans, 3/10/05 John & Jeanette Chandlee Fahey ’88 Barbara Chandlee Fahey 10/10/04 Lucas & Nancy White Bathurst ’89 Ava Louise Bathurst 10/1/03 Emma LeCompte Bathurst 10/1/03 Greg & Mindy Menkowitz Scheier ’89 Stella Rose Scheier – 6/30/02 Oliver Jack Scheier, 12/23/04 James & Carolyn Graham Shaud ’89 Harrison Thomas Shaud, 11/24/04 Allison & Peter Crowe ’90 Connor Timothy Crowe, 3/14/04 Dottie & Andrew Person ’90 Mary Catherine Person 12/3/03 Daria & Andy Prusky ’90 Alexander Prusky, 8/7/01 Olivia Prusky, 1/18/05 Jay & Debbie Serano Ridder ’90 Gabriella Genovese Ridder, 10/15/04 Kaitlin & Kevin Cardone ’91 Madeleine Josephine, 4/4/05 Christine & Sean McDermott ’91 Siena Helene McDermott 4/19/05 Alyssa & Mike Rickels ’91 Caroline Rickels 8/04 Claudia Rickels 8/04



Milestones Heather & Michael Abate ’93 Lindsay Erin Abate, 12/10/01 Matthew Steven Abate, 1/3/04


Leo D. Tyrrell 3/19/05


Sarah & Chris TenBroeck ’93 Dean Nicholas TenBroeck, 1/27/05

Alan R. McLean 2/11/05


Meredith Cooper ’94 Jon Patrick Cooper 8/27/00

Robert L. McIntire 12/24/04


Perry & Becky Hopkins Smith ’94 Carter Jean Smith, 5/21/04

A. Victor Cancelmo, III 12/4/04


Caroline & Ryan Burkhardt ’95 Sophie Noelle Burkhardt 3/24/05

James B. Stoughton 10/25/03


Dan & Julie Manser Ganz ’97 Ezra Bryce Ganz, 2/16/05

Richard Q. Whelan 1/10/05


Helen M. Brennan 2/23/05

Deaths 1932

John S. Kelly 6/29/04 Alfred W. Swartz, Jr. 3/24/05


Edward S. Willing, Jr. 4/1/05


Arthur B. Chandler 11/19/04 L. Phillip Muller 10/13/04


Thomas M. McMillan 4/7/05


William T. Salom 3/25/05


Thomas R. Latta 3/21/05


Keith G. Schnebly, Jr. 3/21/05


Rulon E. Wetherill 12/4/04


Thomas S. Elliott 11/24/04 Erwin A. Fiero, Jr. 3/21/05

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