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What Year Was It?
This photograph was taken during a year that marked the dawn
of a new era for the Forman campus. Think you know what that
was? Visit the alumni section of the Forman website
(www.formanschool.org) and become a fan of School’s
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TABLE OF Cover: Inside the Barbara Chace Library in the Carpenter building. Read our feature story on plans for
future Forman facilities on page 14.
Left: (left to right) Ted Bartley ’11, Jacob Douville ’10 and David Zahacewski ’12 perform as part of the
Winterim exhibition at Johnson Art Center in December 2009. The performers played songs learned
CONTENTS during their Blues, Rock and the Delta Culture Winterim that traveled to New Orleans, LA.
Below: Allied Arts teacher Chris Whittaker (right) instructs Andrew Percival ’11 during a video class in
Johnson Art Center.
2 Head of School The Forman Letter is produced by
the Advancement Office of
4 Around the Green
the The Forman School
FORMAN 26 Class Notes
LETTER Maura P. Keenan
Director of Advancement
Director of Communications
Associate Director of Advancement/
Director of the Annual Fund
Director of Database
Director of e-Communications
10 2010 Commencement! Jennifer Keator
14 Forman Master Plan
How are we doing?
Send your thoughts on the
Forman Letter to:
Editor, Forman Letter
12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
Litchfield, CT 06759
Or via e-mail at:
18 College Successes Send class notes to:
22 Oscar Winner
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From the “The adolescent brain needs regular physical activity
to fully develop. Running around a soccer field or
Head of School tossing a Frisbee not only relieves stress and builds
muscle, but it also makes us better thinkers.”
- ADAM K. MAN
arly this spring, on a colder than and talking. On the weekends, you will Running around a soccer field or to almost double its current length.
E usual April afternoon, a pair of
foxes with their newly born kits
came out from the bushes and played
find a group fishing down by the river
or just lying on the back lawn of Lewis
taking in the sun.
tossing a Frisbee not only relieves
stress and builds muscle, but it also
makes us better thinkers.
This new time format will allow
teachers to engage students in more
student-centered learning by
on the lawn behind Henderson. All who incorporating debates, mock-trials, labs,
work in the building stopped to watch, It may seem counter-intuitive that as Play is a critical time for us to rekindle projects, discussions, and open-ended
through office windows, as the family the Head of a School I am endorsing our natural curiosity. The four-year old questioning into each class period. We
played together in the open field. Every the importance of something that could child is constantly curious about her have also introduced a range of new
afternoon for about two weeks, the fox be interpreted as “doing nothing,” but I world. There really is no difference electives that will appeal to a broad
parents and their kits came out to play, do believe that time spent at play is as between learning and play for this range of curiosities.
and work would stop to watch and valuable as time spent in the class- child. They are one in the same.
enjoy this rite of spring. rooms. Scientists and researchers who Somewhere along the educational path The fox kits remind me that play
have examined the subject give we divided these two things. Learning should be an integral part of what we
As I watched the fox family play, I also multiple reasons for the importance of was meant to be serious, and often do. Whether in the classroom, on the
noticed all of the adults in Henderson play, but perhaps the most compelling stressful, while play was often seen as playing field, or just in the backyard,
enjoying the sight of their play; they was given this year by the Forman “doing nothing.” At Forman, we have play is a critical component to success.
looked forward to their daily visits, it Forum on Learning speaker, worked to reintroduce this element of As summer is upon us remember to
was a moment of reprieve in their day Dr. John Ratey. curiosity and fun into the learning take advantage of the warm weather
of work, watching the foxes became a process. and go play!
moment of play in itself.
At Forman, we have This year, we introduced a Winterim -Adam K. Man, Head of School
The importance of play is universal and worked to reintroduce this program. In all my years of education, I
something that can be seen in action element of curiosity and have rarely seen so many students so
each day on the Forman campus. As the highly engaged at the same time.
weather warms and the sun shines fun into the learning Faculty told stories of actually having
hotter, the campus is alive with students process. to shoo students from the classrooms at
enjoying the opportunity to hang out the end of the day. This coming year,
and “do nothing.” On the quad after we will introduce a new schedule. The
dinner, there are groups playing Dr. Ratey argued that exercise and play schedule will allow students to study
Frisbee, tossing baseballs and lacrosse are central to brain development. The more subjects but limit the number that
balls, some small groups sitting under adolescent brain needs regular physical they study at any one time. It will also
the Graduation Tree listening to music activity to fully develop. lengthen the instructional block of time
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Giving Back To
The Forman School has long-standing
relationships with many organizations in the
greater Litchfield area and in communities
Around the Green where students live when not at school. This
year, our students have volunteered during the
weekends at Rose Haven, Salvation Army,
Goodwill, Brandywine Assisted Living, The
Garden Club of Litchfield, Litchfield Junior
League, American Red Cross Breast Cancer
Walk, The Warner Theatre, The Simon
the Foundation, LARC, and Head Start.
Many students completed community service
hours in the most interesting ways.
Organizations that have benefitted from our
student’s volunteerism include:
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – CT
Wyckoff YMCA – NJ
Once Upon A Mattress Suzanne Mubarak Children’s Museum – Egypt
St. Matthew’s Church – NY
In February, The Forman School theater troupe triumphed Wild Bird Rehabilitation – IL
Green Team Wins First Forman Cup in their madcap romp through medieval Europe, Once Bermuda Hospitals Board – Bermuda
As noted in the Winter 2010 Forman Letter, the 2009-10 school year was the first to feature the Green and White Upon a Mattress. The large cast of royalty, palace St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – CT
competition. Students are assigned to either the Green Team or the White Team and once assigned, are team residents, ladies-in-waiting, and knights threw themselves St. Barnabus Hospital – NY
members for life. The annual contests this year included a tug-of-war at the start of the school year, an amazing into the complexities of the plot with a unique blend of Temple Sholom – CT
talent show that took place during fall Family Weekend (photographs above), a bowling night to knock down the discipline and abandon. Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa – MA
winter doldrums and a series of campus-wide competitions in late May (photographs below). Missionaries of the Poor – Jamaica, WI
The orchestra was also outstanding and members New Hope Senior Center – AL
Head of School Adam K. Man established this new tradition to build community spirit. The results of the distinguished their musical talents while never Greengate School for Dyslexia – AL
year-long series of contests are in and the Green Team has won the Forman Cup! The team received the award overwhelming the soloists. In classic fairy tale tradition, Notre Dame Convalescent Home – CT
during an exciting banquet at Peirce Dining Hall following its victory in the final competition. everyone lived happily ever after. Special Children’s Friends – ME
Torrington Little League Association – CT
Bermuda SPAC – Bermuda
Grace Episcopal Church – CT
Rise Above Foundation Cebu, Inc. – Philippines
Canton Land Conservation Trust – CT
Noroton Presbyterian Church – CT
Central Park Conservancy – NY
Colorado Animal Rescue, Inc. – CO
Hands On Hartford – CT
Bernardino Valley Audubon Society – CA
Westfield Soup Kitchen – MA
Crossing the finish line to win the Bronx Park East Housing Co., Inc.– NY
Green and White Cup! Community Partners in Action – CT
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Experiential Learning Takes Center Stage In
Forman’s Inaugural Winterim
Above: Rachel Michaelis ’13
works with local Head Start
students during the Head Start
and Early Childhood Studies
Above: Josh Sacks, left, ’10 and Matt Oliver, right ’10 discuss creating characters
during the From You To YouTube Winterim. Left: Alexander Evans ’12,
Dylan Kirby ’12 and Nicholas
Between the 2009 Thanksgiving and Holiday breaks, the Forman community experienced a program many months in Gorab ’13 assist at the
the making - Winterim. The relatively short period between these vacations has always been a difficult period for Housatonic Habitat for
Forman students to focus on traditional academic programs. Therefore, Winterim was designed to incorporate Humanity’s housing project in
experiential learning techniques with the exploration of subjects not typically taught in traditional classroom settings. Danbury, CT.
The initiative began to take shape early in the calendar year with faculty members planning their individual projects.
Students were required to choose their top priority for a project and several alternatives because of expected enrollment
limitations. Anticipation grew throughout the fall semester, as the student body was clearly looking forward to the many
unique learning opportunities.
Several projects involved days of classroom study before traveling to a variety of destinations for more hands-on
experiences. Students and faculty traveled to Paris for the Paris: City of Light project; New Orleans for the Blues, Rock
and the Delta Culture project; Fort Lauderdale for the Scuba Diving Course; and Hollywood for the From You to
YouTube project, which took students through every stage of motion picture development.
Additional Winterim projects included in-depth studies of (and indoor playing of) the sport cricket (Cricket, Lovely
Cricket); the history of rockets (Rocket project), which culminated with students designing and testing water and
pressure-fueled rockets; quilting (Quilting and an Exploration of Narrative Art); Exploring Web 2.0, in which students
explored the tools of the “Participatory Web” and determined how to integrate these into their academic and personal
lives; Head Start and Early Childhood Studies, which provided insight into early childhood development and interaction
with local Head Start classes; and Habitat for Humanity, which allowed students to build and renovate homes for families Emily Johnson ’11 crafts a quilt during
in need. the Quilting and an Exploration of
Narrative Art Winterim. Graham Cavanaugh ’12 readies to swing during
As Winterim drew to a close, Director of Studies Jonathan A. Horne deemed it a successful initiative for all involved. the Cricket, Lovely Cricket Winterim.
“There were lots of wonderful moments of surprise where students rose to the occasion,” he said. “They were very
attuned, and it was incredible to see how creative and capable they are.” Winterim culminated with a day-long fair
during which students presented, demonstrated and otherwise shared their projects.
PA G E 8 aroundt h e G r e e n Spring 2010 Athletic Awards PA G E 9
Most Valuable Player Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Eric Opperman Most Valuable Player
Most Improved Player Annie Monteith
Alex Evans Most Improved Player
Coaches' Award Nancy Bozak
Athletics Rob Muolo
Green Bat Award
Greg Goldsmith Green Stick Award
Spotlight: Forman Baseball Equestrian Team (Set a new school record
Horsemanship Award for career points-127!)
the Forman’s baseball team had a successful Emily Johnson
Most Improved Rider Whitewater Kayaking
FORMAN season, finishing with a 9-7 record. The team Most Valuable Paddler
LETTER Julia Ewing
started off strong with a 27-1 win over Darrow Brandon Turner
and a 20-0 win over New York Military Ultimate Frisbee Most Improved Paddler
Academy and never looked back. Most Valuable Player Win MacDonald
Zeb Hastings Coaches' Award
Season highlights included Forman’s first-ever Most Improved Player Joe Klepper
home game under the lights at Fuessenich Jake Ratkevich
Coaches' Award Boys Varsity Tennis
Park in Torrington on May 8. The Lions beat Vince Hastings Most Valuable Player
Marvelwood that night, 12-2. Sportsmanship Award Christian Rempel
Ben Shipley Most Improved Player
The team lost in the postseason tournament Paul Bickford
semifinals to Masters School, which itself Above: James Whaley ’12 fires a pass by Golf Coaches' Award
a Darrow School player in an ultimate Most Valuable Players Nick Gorab
went undefeated in 2010. Sportsmanship Award
frisbee game. Lawton Jeffords
Nick Manzella Charles Lym
Left: Pitcher Eric Opperman ’11 was Most Improved Player
dominant in an April game against Dillon Halloran Girls Varsity Tennis
Harvey. Forman won the contest, 11-2. Below: Max Panella ’11 leaps to make a Coaches' Award Most Valuable Player
pass during a lacrosse game against Jacob Douville Gretchen Conyers
Litchfield Hills. Sportsmanship Award Most Improved Player
Orry LaCroix Stefanie Breindel
Boys Varsity Lacrosse Jane deMenocal
Most Valuable Players Sportsmanship Awards
Davis Delanty Amanda Bouknight
Corey Gelbstein Madeline Funk
Most Improved Player
Green Stick Award
Be sure to check www.formanschool.org
Above: Stacey Saperstein ’11 readies for a foul shot during a game for up-to-date scores and schedules!
against Wooster School. Wooster won the game, 40-32.
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Brand New Graduates In PA G E 1 1
A New Decade
By John DiCarlo, Director of Communications
Right: Charlotte Braun ’10 proudly holds her new diploma.
Above: Senior Class President Cameron Billik ’10
receives his diploma. To his right, Board of Trustees
President Peter L. Phillips ’65, Head of School Adam K.
university’s main entrance features the phrase “The truth shall Man and Director of Studies Jonathan A. Horne.
Above: Leann Monteith ’10, Matthew Oliver ’10, Caroline Gorman ’10, Christian Downes make you free.”
’10 and Britanny Monteith ’10. Left: Commencement speaker Norman Jewison.
“Those are words we should all remember,” he said. Below: Michelle Barlow ’10, Josh Sacks ’10, Isabel Rollo
The resonant tones of the Manchester Pipe of Sam Snyder ’10. He shared an observation Coincidently, a slightly longer version of that phrase has also ’10, Heather Brown ’10, Dayne Price ’10, Julia Karnani
Band’s bagpipes made everyone within earshot about a key human value with the graduates. been Forman’s motto since the School’s early days. ’10, Doug Patch ’10 and Madeline Jacques ’10.
aware that Forman’s 79th Commencement
Exercises were underway on June 5. Seniors “In these frantic times of twits, tweeters, Senior Class President Cameron Billik ’10 touched upon the
were then undoubtedly ready for their big Facebook, and YouTube, it seems everybody academic struggles he faced in his speech. He said that it was
moment, beaming as they followed faculty into wants to be important,” he said. “But being ultimately the similar stories of his peers that inspired him
the quad. nice or telling the truth has somehow lost its during the ‘second chance’ Forman provided.
importance….the truth is what’s important. To
Head of School Adam K. Man gave heartfelt stand for something and be passionate about it “As Ernest Hemingway once said, ‘The world breaks
remarks to the class, telling students that they is important. To become committed and everyone and afterwards, many are stronger at the broken
are irreplaceable in the Forman community and involved in life – that’s important.” places.’ Today on June 5, 2010, I can say that on behalf of my
will be very much missed on campus. He also senior class, we have been broken, but now, we are stronger at
encouraged them to return to the School to After urging students to carefully consider their the broken places…together.”
visit. Commencement Speaker Norman decisions and not compromise themselves,
Jewison included a number of humorous Jewison returned to the theme of truth. He As the Class of 2010 joined hands in a large circle on the
references in his address. Jewison, a renowned explained that he is a chancellor at Victoria Green, the ceremony reached its conclusion and graduates
film director and producer, is the grandfather University in Toronto, Canada and the stepped forward toward the next phase of their lives.
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Throughout Our Lives
By Jennifer Keator
Mardi Gras Auction
ver the course of this year, our Monday I recently read an article that argued that
The Forman community came together
assemblies have addressed such topics teenagers have difficult subjects, social stresses, during spring Family Weekend in April.
as courage, hope, perseverance, faith, and often multiple extracurricular activities. If Parents and students enjoyed a wonderful
THE service, commitment and resilience through they are not provided with an acceptable outlet to the
live and silent auction with a Mardi Gras
times of loss. Something which I believe is relax and unwind, they will gravitate towards
LETTER LETTER theme on Friday evening. The event
equally important is maintaining a spirit and unacceptable outlets. Furthermore, the article
raised more than $40,000 for the
attitude of playfulness throughout life. argued that the current theory in the corporate
School’s Annual Fund.
world is that CEOs and other executives benefit
My in-laws have always had Newfoundland from downtime. The “workaholic” is actually no
dogs, which are about the size of small bears. longer the ideal employee. If it is true that adults Above: Megan Blair ’11, Carson Harris ’12, Dylan Kirby ’12,
Despite their size and overall appearance, are more productive and benefit from a break in Patrick O’Keefe ’12.
“newfies” are very gentle animals. They are also their day, surely it is not such a stretch to accord
playful, especially when they are young. Some of the same need to teenagers.
my fondest summer moments have been when
my husband plays with the newfies. He kneels I feel privileged to be a teacher - to be given the
down on the grass beside the dogs, forms his opportunity to work and learn with teenagers on
hands into paw shapes, bats at them, rolls them a daily basis. Many of you now know that our
over and essentially pretends to be one of them, family will be leaving Forman this summer. We
thrilling our daughters to no end. are beginning the next chapter in our lives as
teachers, coaches, and dorm parents at the
Scripture states that “unless we become as little Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, MA. Above: Head of School Adam K. Man
children we will not see the kingdom of God…” served as auctioneer.
Above: Danielle Magloire ’10, John DiCarlo, and Jerrod
While the statement can at first glance make us While I am excited about our new venture, I am Cattey perform one of several music selections presented
uncomfortable, if we examine it a little more equally wistful about what I will miss. during the evening.
closely, we soon realize it is not meant to The greatest thing that I will miss is you - the
denigrate adulthood but rather exalt something community of students and colleagues with
intrinsic in a child - an innate ability to “play.” whom I have studied and grown. I urge
students to make the most of the time you have
There is something about being with young while you are young and while you remain at
children which allows us to let go of our Forman. Keep your joy, your imagination and
inhibitions and be playful. One Sunday your sense of wonder. Learn to laugh at yourself
afternoon this spring, a group of students came a little and celebrate your friendships. I leave Left: Zeb Hastings ’10,
over when they saw our family on the lawn you with a quotation from the Chinese Idie Hastings, Edith
outside our apartment. The students were philosopher Mencius: “Great is the man who has Conyers, Jeffrey Conyers,
Sara Cox ’10 and
soon unabashedly tossing balls, blowing bubbles not lost his childlike heart.”
Gretchen Conyers ’10.
and eating popsicles. It was spontaneous and fun.
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A Long-Term Strategy
for Future Development
By Maura P. Keenan, Director of Advancement
he Forman campus has developed over Comprehensive Campus Master Plan has been
T many years into a truly beautiful
landscape that makes the most of its
prime location in the bucolic Litchfield Hills.
developed. The plan is the result of months of
surveys, planning, needs assessment, and
FORMAN During the past year, the School has created a
plan that ensures facilities continue to meet The scope that developed is that of a long-range
student needs and that Forman remains the plan and should be considered as such. Its
foremost Learning Differences (LD) high school implementation involves a gradual
in the nation. transformation of the School.
The School’s origins stretch back to the days The process of facility planning began by
when the Town of Litchfield was primarily a contracting the SLAM Collaborative to work
farming community and retreat for New York with faculty, staff, students, and the Board of
based families. John and Julie Forman opened Trustees to develop an overall master plan.
the School in 1930, teaching students in homes SLAM is a design and architectural firm whose
on Prospect and North Streets and purchased the portfolio includes building projects for major Above: A design drawing illustrates Phase I of the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan.
current campus from Spring Hill School in 1939. medical facilities and educational institutions.
Growth continued as numerous other buildings The Comprehensive Campus Master Plan was
were moved to and built on campus from the created with many factors in mind, most Recognizing the magnitude of the project, the Research shows that young people with different
1950s through the 1980s. The School’s 104-acre importantly, the enhancement of programming. Board of Trustees has decided to separate it into learning styles excel in the arts and learn best
campus currently includes 12 dormitories that Additional factors included resources currently two phases. Doing so will address the most through hands-on teaching. Forman’s arts
can house up to 160 students. There is one main available, size and goals for Forman’s student immediate needs first, while still considering and program is strong and an important element
academic space, Williams Hall; a student center; body, and zoning regulations related to areas of working towards achieving all goals and to maintain.
field house; Johnson Art Center and Henderson, campus located in an historic district. priorities.
the primary administrative building. In total, • An upgraded art center and theater is needed
there are 26 buildings. In reviewing the needs of our students and Phase I is comprised of several major initiatives: to accommodate theater, photography, music, art,
developing a competitive analysis, many and to provide larger space for all-school
The last significant construction project at opportunities for growth come to the forefront. • Although a primary objective is construction meetings.
Forman occurred with the renovations of the These include new academic spaces for science of a new science and math center, the facility
Carpenter Building, Williams Hall, and and math, additional faculty housing options, will be built in two parts, beginning with the sci- • New dormitories are needed to provide more
Henderson in 2005. Childress Dormitory is the renovation of current academic classrooms, ence wing. This wing will provide necessary modern and competitive housing options for stu-
most recent new building, completed in 2002. improved arts space with a black box theater, flexibility for classrooms and appropriate dents and faculty. Forman’s current
additional dormitories, upgraded athletic lab space. configuration of facilities limits future growth.
In looking to the future and determining what is facilities, and other administrative and
needed to best serve our students, a campus projects. • Expansion of the existing Johnson Art Center
will allow the School to improve its ability to
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teach to our students’ strengths.
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Although achieving every • Additional dormitories will complete the
objective detailed in the
master plan will have an • The Head of School’s House is currently
located off campus. A new home for the Head of
extraordinarily positive School on campus would enhance the
community and provide a larger space for
impact on the education of entertaining and meeting.
our students, the plan must • Similar to the School’s arts program, a key
be executed both sensibly Forman strength, in comparison to other LD
the Schools, is the athletic program. Forman offers
and strategically. 18 athletic programs and many of its facilities
will benefit from an upgrade or addition to
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Several new dormitories will be phased in
Specific needs include an improved entrance to
throughout the master plan.
the gymnasium and the addition of a synthetic
playing field. The addition of wrestling space, a
• Williams Hall will be renovated with a much-
multipurpose room, locker space, and a field
needed reconfiguring of classrooms,
support building will also allow Forman to
providing larger, flexible classroom space and
expand its athletic program.
redesigning the entrance for easier flow of traffic
and sense of a true main entryway.
• Additional faculty housing is needed to
recruit and retain faculty. Forman alumni often
• Improvements to the main entrance to cam-
cite specific faculty members for making the
pus on Norfolk Road are needed to provide a
biggest difference in their lives and time at the
clear and welcoming entrance to campus within
School. Committed faculty members are the Above: A design drawing illustrates the complete range of building projects contained in Phase I and Phase II
the parameters and restrictions allowed by the
School’s most valuable resource, and keeping of Forman’s Comprehensive Campus Master Plan, which has been developed during the past year.
Town of Litchfield.
them must remain a priority.
We have planned strategically to implement Throughout its history, Forman has transformed For more information on the Comprehensive
The School recognizes that building its
additional objectives in Phase II that include: the lives of boys and girls by providing an Campus Master Plan, please contact Maura
endowment throughout any period of extensive
opportunity to learn, grow, believe in themselves, Keenan, Director of Advancement, at
growth must also be a priority in order to support
• The addition of a math wing to the new sci- and become self-advocates for life. The strength 860.567.1804.
this development. Although achieving every
ence center will emphasize the academic portion of Forman’s program has allowed it to become a
objective detailed in the master plan will have an
of the Forman education, spotlighting its suc- leader in the LD education field. The planned
extraordinarily positive impact on the education
cessful teaching strategies. Once completed, this growth and development of our facilities will
of our students, the plan must be executed both
will be the largest building on campus and ensure that this continues. The Comprehensive
sensibly and strategically. In considering the
visible upon entrance. Campus Master Plan provides a solid framework
current economic climate, the endowment, and
for future development.
Forman’s history of growth, many of the projects
• An expansion of the current Student Center in
in Phase I and II will be rolled out individually
Peirce Dining Hall will allow for additional stu- This marks an exciting time for the School with
to complete each in a fiscally responsible
dent gathering and meeting space and create a tremendous opportunities for the campus’ own
and timely manner.
vibrant and active center for student life. physical transformation.
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Sharing Lessons From
Their College Success
b y H a r r y Tu b m a n , S c h o o l C h r o n i c l e r
ost-Secondary Transitions is a We were then given a tour which included
wonderful addition to Forman’s the library, administrative services and
curriculum for the senior class. I many of the academic colleges within the
the have spent much of the year in a kind of university. We ended the tour at the student
time machine immersed in this new course, union for lunch. This facility was an eye-
while at the same time visiting and inter- opener and a cool glimpse into life on a
viewing recent Forman graduates at several college campus. Computers everywhere!
colleges to see how they are faring in their They dotted all of the lounges, various cafes
new lives. In other words, I’ve been living and other eating facilities. On a massive
a “before and after” existence. scale, UConn reflected the same resources I
encountered during my on-campus visits and
The content of this offering, which debuted telephone interviews throughout the year.
in the 2009-10 academic year, is designed to Above: School Chronicler Harry Tubman’s travels this year included visits to check in on recent Forman graduates at their
respective colleges. Inside Curry College’s Student Center and cafeteria, Harry spoke at length with several recent grads.
support students in completing the college Contacting my former students from the last
From left to right: Tommy Hemans ’08, Alex Stoner ’09, Brittany Gower ’09, Hunter Iacoboni ’09, Tom D’Amato ’09 and Marc
application process, understanding them- several years was an exhilarating
selves as learners, honing self-advocacy experience. What follows are summaries of
skills and life skills that will be critical in the academic services accessed by our
college and beyond. The program will be students, examples of their involvement in “I've seen a 22-year-old man weep at the idea However, all of our students benefit from
expanded this fall to include the junior class community life, and their personal reactions of failing here at Curry,” said Tommy. being enrolled in mandatory programs that
and a Student Advisory Board comprised of to radically new lives. General support deal directly with time management, as well
alumni who will serve as mentors to our services under umbrellas such as PAL Time management is uppermost for all our as basic skills in notetaking and how to
11th and 12th graders. (Program for Advancement of Learning) at alumni. Hunter Iacoboni ’09 believes in achieve good grades in college. This is
Curry and ASK (Achieving Success at doing all assignments for courses immediate- where they meet their key academic coaches
As a part of this course, last fall, the entire Keuka) are buttressed by subsidiary ly after each class session. Marc Fein ’09 and and advisors, and where they establish a
senior class spent a day at The University of resources such as academic advising, the Tommy take full advantage of the study halls working rapport which will sustain them
Connecticut at Storrs where members of the Essential Skills Center at Curry and ACES that are regularly scheduled for all throughout their college lives.
Center for Students with Disabilities (Achieving a College Education) at Keuka, athletes.
presented an extensive interactive program all of which provide content tutoring, Danny McCarty ’05 at Central Connecticut
on all manner of academic accommodations counseling, and support during the transition Alex flees the dormitory to the library for State University and Kevin Gentemann ’09
and services, as well as eligibility, to college. productivity’s sake. Tom D’Amato ’09, at Manhattanville reiterated the dramatic
procedures for accessing accommodations Brittany Gower ’09 and Lindsay Eldredge increase in the sheer amount of writing and
and the key differences between high school “PAL is awesome! I'd be nothing here ’09 stressed the exponential increase in the reading assigned. Kevin works with a tutor
and college for students with disabilities. without PAL!” exclaimed Alex Stoner ’09. amount of reading and the number of essays twice weekly on the revision of extended
The presentation reviewed contents of the Tommy Hemans ’08: “College is the best required in contrast to the workload in high essays and reading assignments. Like
Americans with Disabilities Act, Individual place in the world and the worst place in the school. Hunter, both Danny and Kevin attack
Disabilities Education Act, and section 504 world.” homework immediately after classes.
of the Other Health Impaired Act.
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Left: Michael Yormark ’09 at
during the first two years at Hofstra and Bea Pace ’08 at Long Island University
offer each student a meaningful way to
“Forman prepared us for the would agree, as she summarized the “culture
establish contact with professors in real world and how to keep shock” involved in entering a dramatically
relationships of “reciprocal caring,” an less structured environment on college
observation shared by Shannon Hallenbeck all of our appointments, campuses. “Forman prepared us for the real
’07 at Mount Ida. world and how to keep all of our appoint-
classes and extracurriculars ments, classes, and extracurriculars in line.
This was another recurring theme during the in line. We learned how to We learned how to balance life by imple-
interviews with my former students, and I menting the base structure.”
took pride in their confidence in establishing balance life by implementing
mature working relationships with their Forman's Post-Secondary Transitions course
professors. Andrew Derwin ’09 attends The
the base structure.” has added a new and direct bridge to the
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Savannah School of Art and Design and - Bea Pace ’08 college experience. Consequently, what
recounted the “fantastic support” he receives emerged from all of these conversations with
from all teachers, leaving him Quinnipiac, Chris Mansfield ’08 participates my former students was a sense of confident
Chris Mansfield ’08 at Quinnipiac in The Invisible Children Club, an
“extraordinarily happy.” self-advocacy, a thorough knowledge of
University and Chris Millet ’09 at the organization dedicated to supporting child support resources, including academic
University of New Haven echoed a recurring victims of the civil war in Uganda.
In a similar vein, Michael Yormark ’09 accommodations, and a full involvement in
theme during my interviews, namely their
describes his one-on-one review sessions for all dimensions of college life.
requesting extra time on exams and using The most common theme that ran through all
exams with his Psychology teacher at
computers for all testing. of my visits and interviews was the
Syracuse, and he stressed that all professors
are extremely supportive, especially when essential toughness and resourcefulness of
Chris Millet, a music major, uses tutoring Forman graduates. Each one of them, in one
their students work on academic projects,
for his non-musical required electives such way or another, has discovered the inner
ranging from practice sets in accounting to
as physics and math. Hofstra University resources and external support needed to
the analysis of earthquake epicenters.
offers SUS (School of University Studies) to succeed.
Michael feels well prepared for college but
facilitate the transition into college life.
meets with a math tutor because Math
classes proceed “at an insanely fast pace.” Some of the refrains I heard repeatedly
Mike Gluck ’06 believes that Forman’s included: “Be prepared.” “Be careful who you
English courses and Thinking and Writing hang out with.” “Step up the game.” But I'll
Community involvement is a priority on all
classes, coupled with the two SUS courses conclude with Brittany Gower’s
campuses and I took pride in our graduates’
in written expression at Hofstra, solidified wistful advice to the Class of 2010: “Don’t
balanced lives. At Keuka, for example,
the essential writing skills that underpin take your time at Forman for granted. I’d
Kelly Solk ’09 participates in the evening
academic endeavors in all disciplines. give anything for one more day.” Mike
dance club and plays lacrosse in the spring.
Maddie Waldstein ’09 is a member of Krengel’s “big breath” when he revisits his
He and Mike Krengel ’07 and Kris roots and education at Forman was echoed by
Keuka’s “Up ’Til Dawn,” an outreach
Johnson ’09 believe that academic support Andrew Derwin, who said that “Forman
program for various children’s causes, and at Above: Kelly Solk ’09 on the Keuka College campus.
and accommodations are most important trained us to identify problems and fix them.”
PA G E 2 2 alumnif e a t u r e
Alumnus Behind The Camera Of
By John DiCarlo, mother recognized early telling him that he should
Director of Communications that he was creative and not pursue college because
encouraged his interest in he lacked writing skills.
Eric Abramson ’86 knew the arts. He also took However, then-Forman
there was a good chance many photographs at English teacher Peter
The Cove would win the Forman before turning his Henry told him he was a
best documentary Oscar attention full time to good writer who just
this March, but nothing motion pictures. needed to stick with it.
could really prepare him Over time, Eric has
for the moment it became The “light bulb moment” recognized his learning
reality. For Eric, one of when Eric recognized that difference does not limit
two cinematographers for he wanted to be a film- his capabilities.
the film who was watching maker occurred when he
the award ceremony on TV saw Apocalypse Now in a “I’ve come to honor that I
at a large party in the theater. He was sitting in a interpret things different-
Hollywood hills, it was a Above: Eric Abramson ’86, second from right, takes a moment with fellow crewmembers who made the
row directly in front of ly,” he said. “Being wired Oscar-winning documentary The Cove.
feeling he won’t soon several Vietnam Veterans. differently is a good thing.
forget. Thinking differently is a
“I turned around in my good thing. It allows for a classes at the University including those of creator, place,” he said. “I’ve never
“I’ve been watching the seat and there were these unique voice. I think what of Colorado, Boulder, he director and editor for the wanted to do anything that
Oscars since I was at three big tough guys who Forman did for me was soon found they weren’t a program, helped refine his compromised my values just for
Forman,” he said. “But were really emotionally turn me around. Art wasn’t good fit and switched filmmaking chops. the product.”
when you’re watching that moved,” he said. “I seen as something you did majors to journalism with a
TV and they call your thought, ‘Wow, a film can on the side; it was part of minor in film. He also During the next several He became a full-time
(film’s) name, it’s do that.’ ” the program. The School became a self-described years, Eric went on to work firefighter for the U.S. Forest
incredible.” allowed me to interface activist and environmentalist on sports productions, Service for more than two years
Time spent on the with the rest of the world while in college. including a stint with MTV before resuming filmmaking.
Eric has been a cameraman Litchfield campus also and survive in a traditional Sports, and music-related
and director since his col- helped foster his interest in system.” Six months after graduation, film projects. He moved to
lege days. But his road the arts and provided a he found himself working Los Angeles, but when a
toward an artistic career foundation that allowed Eric’s journey from at The Fat Tire Journal, a film project there fell
began in grade school him to succeed in college Forman to working on an television show about through, he returned to
working for an uncle who and the business world. He Oscar-winning production the then-burgeoning Colorado. “I decided that I
was a successful photo- recalls an English teacher has been filled with mountain-bike-racing field. didn’t have the stomach for
journalist. He said his in a high school he Serving in multiple roles, LA; it’s a pretty unforgiving (Continued on Page 24)
numerous twists and turns.
attended prior to Forman Enrolling in business
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Alumni Thrive in He subsequently dropped the
role to focus on ski team
music for the song he
planned to sing from a
jewelry- making led to
a change in major and
By the summer of 2007, he
was back behind the Creative Careers commitments, but watching
the complete play made him
cassette. Shortly into the
tune, the tape spun out from
ultimately, her career path.
In addition to working as
camera directing live
regret his decision. the tape player and he knew a silversmith on her own
concerts for a fledgling
things really couldn’t get line of jewelry, Jen teaches
Internet startup company
Bailey stepped up the much worse. Yet he got the jewelry-making in her
when a college classmate
following year and was cast part and knew at that point Vermont studio. Whether
inquired whether he’d be
in Neil Simon’s Brighton that it was possible to make a working or teaching, “It’s
interested in working on
Beach Memoirs. He followed career of his passion. what I love to do and never
The Cove. Eric said
that up playing Orin Scrivello feels like I’m at work,”
members of the crew were
in Little Shop of Horrors, a There would be low points she said.
the chosen not merely for their
role that fully unleashed a too. A stint without any work
FORMAN expertise in making movies
growing talent. left him pondering the future. Like Bailey, Jen concurs that
LETTER but for other life skills,
making a living as an artist is
citing his proven ability to
It was on the Litchfield “I just sat down one day difficult. “I create one-of-a-
handle crisis situations
campus where his love of and thought ‘Could I be kind items and so much of
from working as a
acting began and his grades doing something else?’ ” said the product in the jewelry
started to turn around. He Bailey. “The next day, I was world is mass-produced in
credits the School for helping cast in a production and other countries now,” she
“I’m honored to have been
him approach learning think that was a sign that said. “With the world so
hired,” he said. “We all
differently. sometimes you just have to flooded with low-cost, mass
picked up roles we might
wait around for a bit.” produced items, the general
not have ordinarily
“When I first got into public is losing touch with
performed. From the
Bailey Poteat ’01 in a production of doing theater and acting, I Fellow Savannah alumna the handcrafted world.”
beginning people said
Shakespeare’s As You Like It. wondered ‘How am I going Jen Soderberg Straub ’92,
‘Wow, you guys really
to learn these lines?’ ” said originally majored in video Michael Yurgeles, Chair of
thought out of the box’ and
Bailey. “I’ve learned to look production at the college. Her Forman’s Allied Arts
we joked that there was no In addition to Eric, many was performing in the off-
at the whole story from experience in Forman’s video Department, said that the
box.” Forman alumni have gone on Broadway play Another
beginning to end and it helps classes inspired her pursuit in arts program is designed to
to successful artistic careers Dude’s Slingbacks when we
the lines become more clear.” the field. The School’s video provide a tremendous
That the film has a just and each graduating class reached him.
classes aired hour-long amount of opportunity for
cause is also a point of only adds more to their When he was a student at broadcasts of their work as students to explore the arts.
personal pride for Eric, numbers. Minds that learn His path to taking theater
Savannah College of Art and cable access programming in
who foresees serving as differently often also feature seriously started as a walk
Design, it took two years Litchfield. “My goal in the Allied Arts
both a cinematographer and a strong creative drive. across Forman’s campus one
before he landed a good role Department is to make the
director in the future. Forman checked in with a Saturday afternoon. He cut
in one of the college’s pro- The fun she had making studios a real safe place
Staying true to his activist few alumni this spring to through Johnson Art Center
ductions. Following his col- the productions is something to experiment. LD students
roots, days after winning hear their thoughts on their to stay out of the rain. The
lege graduation, an audition she fondly recalls to this really need to find their
the Oscar, he and fellow careers and the role the Theater Department was
for a summer stock play day, as are several lifelong affinity to get them
members of The Cove’s School played in fostering casting for its production of
proved it was not going to be friendships made during engaged,” he explained.
film crew sparked a sting them. Grease, and after Director
easy to secure the role. the class. “Once you get them into
operation that resulted in Tammy Grella convinced
that groove of what they
federal charges against a Bailey Poteat ’01 has been a him that he should try out for
Already on edge, he was However, her experience like, everything becomes
Los Angeles restaurant for professional actor since the role of Sonny, he joined
forced to cue background in an elective class in more manageable.”
serving whale meat. graduating from college and the cast.
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Class Notes Left: Longtime Forman Baseball Coach Gil Yule with current
Forman Baseball Coach Chris Ford (left) and Athletic Director
Scott McCarty (right) prior to a home baseball game in April 2010.
1942 1957 1964
Monroe B. ‘Monty’ Sharff Susan Rush de Lancey now Bartow S. Curtis Jr.
FORMAN has been named to the resides on Martha’s Vineyard email@example.com
LETTER Advisory Board of Maine, year-round. Suzy earned a
Medical and the Advisory master’s degree in Nancy Hill Berger is doing
Board of Bigelow psychology and also works as well. “Happiness in life is
Laboratories for a professional photographer, being grateful and I am
oceanographic sciences. He with a focus in portraits. happy for friends, family and
will help the organization “My work humbles me,” The Forman School for
articulate its message for a she said. letting me be me.” At 65,
statewide audience. Nancy is winning medals in
1962 track and field in senior
1954 Olympics. She also still
class agent Peter Little moved to Salem, teaches in the Baltimore
Michael N. Cohen MA in October 2009. County School system.
Above: Eric Murray ’64 and his family share a moment on the beach in 2009. From left to right:
Laurie Wilson Ware is 1963 Eric Murray writes, “2009 Roman, Paul, Jennifer and Josie Funaro, Lynne and Eric Murray, Julian Funaro, Veronica and Brad
retired and enjoys living in class agent was punctuated by great, Murray.
Oregon, where she’s been for Alfred C. Body Jr. great joys and some sadness.
25 years, "the longest ever in firstname.lastname@example.org Our joys included Eric is a retired IBM 1969 PageMaker, and Visio. He’s
one place." During her celebrating a milestone programmer and owns a class agent involved in a number of
career in broadcasting, she Dawn Royston Cole is the birthday in Captiva and nursing registry (Advanced Scott M. Sutherland activities including those of
worked for both NBC and mother of three wonderful Orlando, a two-week trip to Alumnae Nursing Registry, email@example.com his two children Douglas,
CBS, mostly on evening children: Jennifer, Joshua Egypt, lots of happy family Inc.) in Stamford, CT. age 17, and Bronwyn, age
news programs. and James. She is office time, and a full house at the David Walter visited Forman 15.
manger for an after-school beach all summer. We had 1968 with fellow ’69 alumnus and
Chuck Miller lives on the tutoring center. Dawn would the great privilege of class agent current Trustee Scott Scott reports: “Yes, I did ask
beautiful coast of Northwest love to hear from others who attending the Antiques Nancy Walton Marikar Sutherland in early 2010. him if his home is filled with
Oregon. He still makes attended Forman from 1960- Roadshow in June.” Eric firstname.lastname@example.org computers. Offering a slight
annual trips in his RV and 1963 at: was taped for an appraisal, After attending and working grin, he admitted he had a
can’t believe he’s 71! dawnsnowroyston@ which aired on PBS in Paul Oldach and his wife at Cornell University, Dave few.”
hotmail.com February. Pamela are living in Arizona went West to Seattle, WA
and loving it! where he lives today. Prior to
his retirement as a software
*Classes ending in 5 or 0 mark a reunion year in 2010 engineer, he worked on the
development of Aldus
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The two classmates took a 1985
tour of campus and enjoyed Keeping In Touch With Your class agents
lunch together in town Forman Classmates Jennie Alexandre Bono
catching up on old Forman email@example.com
days in Litchfield.
Alumni can update their profile information via our William L. Freeman
“It was good to see him and website’s alumni page at any time. Also, if you firstname.lastname@example.org
I must say he looks just the have notes for the class notes section, please
way I remember,” said Scott. send them to: email@example.com Jennie Alexandre Bono has
four kids (two girls and
1970 1978 For the last several years, two boys), ranging from
THE class agent he has been busy raising nine to two years old. Her
FORMAN Susan Spadone Holmes Timothy Sexton works in the his two sons and running a husband works for the U.S.
(203) 259-4964 swimming pool industry and number of pubs. He hopes State Department and the
lives in Chelmsford, MA. A to attend another Alumni family is currently posted
Bob Zimmerli reports he is certified carpenter, he is also Weekend in the near future, to Brussels until July 2011.
still running his business, helping Hilary Taylor '81 perhaps the May 2011 cele- “We’ve been living this life
Plastonics Inc, and that his build her new art studio. bration. He would love to for the past 10 years, says
family is healthy. He and his hear from friends and Jennie. “It can be hectic
wife, Patti are very involved Above: Forman Trustee Scott Sutherland ’69 (left) classmates and can be con- but is fun as well."
with the Parrot Head Club of recently took classmate Dave Walter ’69 on a tour of 1979 tacted via e-mail at:
CT and “party with a campus. class agent firstname.lastname@example.org Calder McCall is doing
purpose.” Lee C. Robinson well and living in Portland,
After a long career in his 1975 Lrobin1727@aol.com 1980 OR, with his wife and
1972 family business that class agent class agent daughter, Asia Belle
class agent provided paper products Diana Curtis Price John Keating is living in Gardiner S. Mulford McCall, age 6 and son,
David E. Swift for sewn products Dcprice2000@aol.com Lexington, MA. He would email@example.com Jetsun Calder McCall, age
firstname.lastname@example.org industries, Peter decided love to hear from classmate, 2. “Portland is the most
to change careers six years Melinda “Mindy” Hughes Casey Campbell Barbara Colegrove Bravo beautiful place in the
Pamela Clement Ianello ago and is now a financial has started a cutting edge Christianson and his former was noted in a February world!” he said. He and his
and her husband, Angelo, advisor with Morgan health and wellness house parent, Mrs. Magyar Parade magazine article for family recently visited
have moved to Lakewood, Stanley Smith Barney. business in West at: email@example.com her efforts in helping Haiti Hong Kong, Shanghai, and
WA. Pam writes, “If you Hollywood, CA. You can earthquake relief efforts. Thailand. Calder is look-
are in the Seattle/Tacoma He continues to be active visit her company website Lee Robinson and his wife, ing for classmate Ten
area look us up.” and enjoys skiing, biking, at: www.melindahughes. Carna, spent time in the 1981 Diamond.
and staying in shape. Peter isagenix.com Virgin Islands and south class agent
Peter Jackowitz has moved says he looks forward to Florida during the spring and Hilary L. Taylor
to West Orange, NJ. He has attending future Forman She is also an active plan to travel the inside pas- Hilzo@aol.com If anyone knows of Ten’s
four wonderful children: alumni events and volunteer involved with sage in Alaska this summer. whereabouts please contact
Amy and Matthew, age 26, reconnecting with old political and environmental Evan Clark spent the 2009 the Advancement Office
Dana, age 22, and Shelby, friends and teachers. issues. Danny Parsons lives in holidays in Hawaii! via e-mail at:
18, who is a freshman at Cheltenham, advancement@
Syracuse University. Gloucestershire, UK. formanschool.org
PA G E 3 0 alumnin e w s PA G E 3 1
1986 Dinner held on campus in
class agent December. He spoke with
Lisa Richardson Palmer seniors about his Forman
firstname.lastname@example.org experience as well their
upcoming transition from
On June 30, 2009, Stanley student to alumni.
Bator and his wife, Jennifer,
became parents of their first He discussed the various
child, Andrew Stanley Bator. opportunities available to
He was born in New Haven, alumni and encouraged
CT weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. them to keep in touch with
THE each other and with the
FORMAN A Forman classmate is trying School.
to locate Jaime Salaverria. If
anyone has contact informa- Above: Tula Elizabeth Stettner, born November 11, 2009, to parents 1994
tion or an email address for Above: Patrick Noone ’90 snapped this picture while serving as a
Amy Owen Stettner ’91 and Rob Stettner. OCTOBER 2009. class agents
technician for The Who’s halftime show at Superbowl XLIV in Miami, FL
Jaime please contact the in February. Christopher D. Kellogg
Advancement Office at email@example.com
advancement@ 1991 1992
formanschool.org. Marie would love to hear from Michiko Shirasu left her job class agent class agents Brooke H. Labriola
Forman friends at mm. of 10 years in the Information
Amy Owen Stettner '91 Sykes McBee Zimmerman ’92 brooke.labriola@
1987 firstname.lastname@example.org. and Technology industry to
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org lululemon.com
class agent start two of her own
Holly Jones Weisenburger 1990 businesses - an online
company that sells health food Stephen Bacharach is Josh Charkow and his wife, Drew S. Weinstein
email@example.com class agents
Jennifer Winkler Balzi and beauty products and a engaged to marry Jill Melissa, are proud and firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com cafe in Tokyo. Michiko lives Stankoski on October 19, delighted to announce the
Paul Dowd and his wife, 2010, in Nyack, NY. birth of their son, David Mark Garcia and his wife
in Japan but visits the U.S.
Alexis, welcomed a son, about twice a year to find and Isaac, on April 11, 2010. live in midtown Manhattan,
Albert T. Bellino Jr.
William, born June 9, 2009. buy products. Her January Amy Owen Stettner and her Their daughter, Eliza, age 3, NYC. They own and
Their daughter Alexandria is visit coincided with the husband, Rob, welcomed is also very excited to be an operate Ovasen Film,
now four. Kenneth Jackson and his wife, Forman alumni event in New daughter, Tula Elizabeth, older sister. The family Television and Multimedia
Wendy, welcomed their second York City, which she attended. born November 11, 2009, resides in Hamden, CT. Post-Production in New
Holly Jones Weisenberger child, Samuel J. Jackson II weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. and York. The company spe-
and her family plan to on December 19, 2009. He Patrick Noone was very excit- 19 inches long! She joins big 1993 cializes in feature films
vacation with the Dowds this joins big sister, Sydney, age 7. ed to work as part of the stage brothers, William, Henry and class agents and TV programming. You
summer. crew for The Who at the Owen. Kenneth I. Deane may visit their website at:
Sara Lavery has been working Superbowl XLIV Halftime firstname.lastname@example.org www.ovasen.com.
Joel Himelhoch is living hap- on TV shows and movies in Show in February. Patrick will
Rob Tarantino and his wife,
pily with his wife, Gabrielle, New York City. She also still also be working for The
Amy, enjoyed an addition to Gilah E. Gersten Meera Mansheim lives in
in Hawaii. operates her pet sitting business. Eagles in the New
Meadowlands stadium this their family with the birth of email@example.com Arlington, VA and is man-
Sara would love to hear from
everyone, she is also on year. their son, Boden, on March ager of the Coach Store in
Marie Spinnler Gooding’s
Facebook. 21, 2009. Boden joins sister Ken Deane, Class Agent Georgetown, D.C.
son Griffin is now four years
Kami Ida, age 3. and Trustee, was guest
old and discovered a love for
speaker at the Senior Class
skiing this past winter.
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Matthew Petit completed Geoff Dale and his wife,
the second year running his
Cat, bought a new home
and are very excited about Stay Connected!
Window Solutions, LLC, their remodeling plans.
located in Charlotte, North Geoff would love to hear You can follow the latest news from The Forman
Carolina. Matt joined the from classmates at dale- School through Facebook, Twitter, RSS feed,
Charlotte Chamber of completelandscaping@ YouTube and iPhone App.
Commerce and has been gmail.com.
selected to be a member of
the newly formed Green Michael Hoffman writes
Committee. about the Washington
THE Capitals for Examiner.com
1996 and works as a News
class agents Assistant at Radio Station
Lauren Cuticelli 630 WMAL in Washington
firstname.lastname@example.org D.C. He has a lot of fun
working in the press box
Marikay Geib and interacting with
class agents class agents
Above: Forman sweethearts Josh King ‘03 and Sara Mooser Pearse P. Matthews '05 Ian C. Hayward
‘02 married in July 2009. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Fortier-Ortiz lives Sara Mooser married her
in Norwalk, CT with her 1998 2001 Forman sweetheart Joshua
son, Alex, 10, who graduates Cyril P. Thornton '05 Charles A. Phillips
class agent class agents King '03 in July 2009.
from elementary school this email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan A. Schonfeld Matthew A. Bonzagni
year and her husband Hector 2003
email@example.com Mbonzagni232@charter.net Lee Rust is working at Luke Bornheimer
Ortiz. Hector builds and class agents
maintains pools and Suzanne Keystone Mountain in completed his senior year
Nic Bianco is living in Leith T. Sharp Holly M. McCulley
worked for the Dooney & Colorado teaching snow- at Bryant University this
Breckenridge, CO and Tennis315@yahoo.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Bourke fashion accessory boarding. spring and plans to pursue
company until October working for a catering his passion for technology
company. Jeremy Greene is doing Elizabeth A. Monroe
2009. Alyson Vitiello visited after graduation.
very well in Malibu, CA as elizabethannmonroe@
gmail.com Forman in December to
Laura Baio Rouse and her 1999 an internet/website speak with current seniors You can check out his blog
husband, Michael, have class agent advertising salesperson, about the transition to col- at LukeBornheimer.com.
three great kids, Christopher Jessica L. Davis living on the beach and Josh King married Sara
lege. She graduated from Luke can also be reached
10, Catherine, 12, and Josh, jessicadavis1980@ loving life. Mooser '02 in July 2009.
the University of Arizona via Facebook, Twitter, and
16. She has operated her yahoo.com He just finished his final
with a degree in Special LinkedIn as well as email
own dog training and 2002 semester at Central
Education and at luke.bornheimer@
boarding facility for six Betsy A. Hanway class agents Connecticut State
years. The family has five EAH0023@yahoo.com Elizabeth B. Fort University, working toward
dogs, 14 cats, and three email@example.com a degree in Construction
sheep. Laura is studying to Sean Norris is an Assistant Management. The couple
receive a Surgery Tech Superintendent at Stanton Mark M. Roscio live in East Haven, CT.
Degree, which she plans to Ridge Country Club in firstname.lastname@example.org
complete in August 2011. Whitehouse Station, NJ
PA G E 3 4 alumnin e w s PA G E 3 5
Olivia Hanson landed her
first voice-over job with
enjoys being a member of its
Julie is moving to Colorado
and will be volunteering at an In Memoriam
Pastry Pop Stars shoe animal shelter while she
company seven months Mary Elizabeth Pace is a attends classes at Colorado 1943
after graduating from The sophomore at C.W. Post, in Mountain College.
American Musical and New York state, an active Philip S. Humphrey passed
Dramatic Academy in member of Alpha Xi Delta Michael Yormark is enjoying away on November 12, 2009.
NYC. Olivia is living in sorority and a member of Syracuse University's Philip was the director of
upper Manhattan and Circle K, the school’s commu- Whitman School of University of Kansas’ (KU)
pursuing her dreams of nity service club. During the Management and continues to Natural History Museum from
acting. 2009 spring break, she went to sell his delicious chocolates. 1967 to 1995. While at KU, he
THE Louisiana and took part in the also was chair of the
FORMAN 2007 Rebuilding Together program, Class Agent/Volunteer Contact Department of Zoology.
class agents rebuilding homes that were Information KU Chancellor Bernadette
Shannon Hallenbeck destroyed by hurricanes. Gray-Little said, "In his
email@example.com Above: Shannon Hallenbeck ’07(inset) took this picture If you would like to distinguished career, Philip
while covering a fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Paul Rychener is in his second volunteer for a class agent Humphrey touched many lives
Kate McFadden Fashion Week in New York City. year at Montana State position or find out more about through his teaching and
firstname.lastname@example.org University in Bozeman. He it, please contact Julie guidance at the Natural
Shannon Hallenbeck cov- Audrey Stout is majoring really loves it there. “I never Pryor-Bennett at History Museum. KU is a bet-
Ken Reid ered eight different shows in Arts and Education with get bored here and there’s 860.567.1811 or email: ter institution thanks to his
email@example.com during Mercedes-Benz a concentration on special always so much to do, it’s a julie.pryorbennett@ dedicated service."
Fashion Week in New York ed and is minoring in blast!" formanschool.org
Jordan Bates is an I.D.S. City for a fashion website psychology at Hobart & Leonard Krishtalka, director of
major at University of called Closet Couture, of William Smith College, 2009 Former Faculty the KU’s Biodiversity Institute
Arizona. This means he has which he is a contributing where she also plays on the class agents said, “Phil led the museum
three minors: Political editor. It was an amazing varsity squash team. This Justin W. DeCausey John Daly stopped by Forman with his sense of humanity,
Science, Communications, opportunity for him to gain spring, she took part in a firstname.lastname@example.org this winter. He lives in New civility and humor for the
and Sports Management. a “fly on the wall” weeklong volunteer service Hampshire and works at a common good. His shoes are
He is doing terrific and perspective inside the experience in Nicaragua Candice R. Earlington public school there. John too big to fill.”
loves both the school and world of fashion. with a non-profit group email@example.com loves his new job and the area,
living in Arizona. called Bridges to which offer him a balance of 1961
Jordan says the weather Tommy Hardon still plays Community. Audrey plans Ms. Kelly Solk activity and relaxation.
and people are great. lacrosse for Roger to spend her fall term in firstname.lastname@example.org C. Howard Butler died March
Williams University and is Wales, UK. David Moskowitz lives in 3, 2010 in Ennis, MT. Howie
Parker Beard is in his third enjoying his college Rebecca Bossin is studying Portland, OR with his wife lived in Virginia City, MT for
year at Mitchell College. experience. In his spare 2008 fashion design at Cazenovia Leslie, daughter Madison, 13, more than 35 years where he
He interned last summer time, he is an EMT, class agents College and loving it. She and son Alexander, 11. He has had a great Victorian home
with the Augusta Green firefighter and ambulance Anne Marie Mete received top marks for the been working on salmon and overlooking Virginia City. He
Jackets baseball team in driver. email@example.com design and making of a skirt river conservation for more was a master of the English
Augusta, GA. He says, “hi” for an end of semester project. than 20 years. David has been language and loved history.
to all his old teachers and Tom Staton is a junior at Hannah Dodd Morton enjoying reconnecting with He wrote many plays for the
coaches and that he’s doing the Art Institute of firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Marmor stopped by Forman alumni and faculty Virginia City Theater and also
well. Chicago. Forman after returning from through Facebook. wrote articles for a newspaper
Rachel Cunningham is South Africa, where she was in Bozeman, MT.
attending Mitchell College and working with penguins.
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Save The Date! COPPER BEECH SOCIETY
Family Weekend The Copper Beech Society was formed to give recogni-
October 22-23 tion to those who have made provisions in their wills to
“WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT
the benefit The Forman School. More than 30 people have WE GET; WE MAKE A LIFE BY
joined the ranks of those who wish to make a commit-
Grandparents Day ment to future generations of Forman students. If you WHAT WE GIVE .”
November 3 would like more information about this opportunity,
please call the Advancement Office at 860.567.1804.
Alumni Weekend 2011 The Forman School Board of Trustees
May 7-8 Peter L. Phillips ’65 Wallis H. Brooks P ’02 Michael C. Burdis P ’07
Chairman Treasurer Vice-Chairman
Your Annual Fund gift makes a difference - Charlotte, VT Southbury, CT Salt Point, NY
helping to transform lives! Guy de Chazal P ’13 Laird Davis Kenneth I. Deane ’93
Brookville, NY Washington, CT New York, NY
Creativity Louise Hoppe Finnerty P ’11
Alice Goldsmith Elgart ’77 Margaret W. Field
New York, NY New Preston, CT Rye, NY
Annette R. Jenner, Ph.D. ’87 Frederick M. Lione Jr. P ’91 Adam K. Man
Skaneateles, NY Rowayton, CT Head of School
Robert D. Patch P ’10 Peter S. Schay P ’00
Cos Cob, CT Riverside, CT Tyler Stevens
Scott M. Sutherland ’69 Wendy E. Waller ’65
Secretary Fort Lee, NJ
Innovation Mrs. Diane Kessenich J. Seward Johnson ’49 Monroe B. Scharff ’42
Chairman Emeritus and Mrs. Joyce Johnson
Make your gift online at www.formanschool.org or call 860.567.1811
Mr. John A. Meyers
Thanks for your support!