Reflections on Respect

					                 Reflections on Respect
                  Alumni Reunion &
                  Graduation 2009 Recap
                  Alumni Profile:
TODAY
FA L L 2 0 0 9
                  Harumi Rhodes ’97, Founding Member, Trio Cavatina

                  Class Notes
        Your Commitment
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                                                                Respect. Respect takes many forms: respect for others, respect for the environment, and respect for self. We show our respect for
                                                                others by being considerate and attentive to their needs and wishes. In a diverse community such as ours, it is especially important to
                                                                respect our differences and celebrate our diversity. We show respect for the environment by taking good care of the world around us.
                                                                We act to preserve the beauty and resources of our campus, our community, and our planet. Finally, we show respect for ourselves by
                                                                appreciating our strengths, taking care of our bodies and minds, and doing what we know to be right.
                        A faculty dedicated to seeking
                        excellence…The environment to
                        pursue your passion... Innovative
                        habitats for lifelong learning…                                                        proves the more challenging (and               their efforts, we offer campus recycling,
                                                                                                               elusive) pursuit. And, as vital as respect     our dining hall uses locally grown
                                                                                                               is to the strength of our community, I find    produce and second helpings are
                        The D-E Annual Fund provides                                                           that for many of us learning to respect –      encouraged to help reduce food waste.
                                                                                                               each other, our environment, and               The food waste we do create is
                        additional resources the school                                                        ourselves -- remains an ongoing                composted and used in our new Middle
                        needs to innovate, change and grow.                                                    challenge throughout our lives. When it        School garden and chef’s herb garden.
                                                                                                               comes to respect, Ralph Waldo Emerson          We are regularly installing energy
                        Your gift supports continued                                                           summed it up best when he wrote: “Men          efficient lighting and looking for new
                        professional development for faculty                                                   are respectable only as they respect.”         ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
                                                                                                               Dwight-Englewood, too, is respectable          We all know the oft-repeated phrase that




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                        and staff, makes possible financial                                                    only as we respect.                            we are borrowing this earth from our
                        aid for talented students, and                                                                                                        children. So we must not only teach our
                                                                                                               In a diverse community such as ours, it        children to respect the environment, we
                        sustains our facilities and resources                                                  is especially important to respect our         must take the lead in doing so for the       1

                        that enhance student learning.                                                         differences and to celebrate our               sake of their future.
                                                                                                               diversity. I have heard others say that
                                                                                                               tolerance implies a respect for another        But we must also learn to respect
                        Regardless of the size of your gift,                                                   person. I would suggest that respecting        ourselves. Part of our mission as
                                                                                                               others requires more than tolerance, it        educators and parents is to help our
                        your participation in the                                                              requires knowledge and appreciation.           children learn to appreciate their
                        D-E Annual Fund demonstrates                                                           In a growing global community, learning        uniqueness, strengths and even their
                                                                                                               the importance of respecting others is         weaknesses. They need to learn to take
                        your commitment to excellence at


                                                                O
                                                                             nce again, I am pleased to        vital. Author Annie Gottlieb wrote that        care of their bodies and minds, and
                        Dwight-Englewood School.                             use our alumni magazine           “respect…is appreciation of the                to do what we know to be right.
                                                                             to highlight our School’s         separateness of the other person, of the
                                                                             Six Core Values; in this          ways in which he or she is unique.” Our        President Lincoln said that the United
                                                                issue, we focus on Respect. One of             community is filled with examples of this      States is a great country because it is a
                                                                                                               -- those who have reached out to learn         good country and that if we lose our
                                                                the many privileges associated with
                                                                                                               about and appreciate the uniqueness            goodness our greatness will quickly
                                                                my role include observing student              of other people. By doing so, each is          follow. The Dwight-Englewood community
                                                                exchanges, interacting with our                constantly learning how best to respect        is great because we strive to respect
                                                                faculty and staff, tagging along on            others. D-E alumni demonstrate                 each other and our environment; it is
                                                                field trips, sharing meals in the              continuously how they have come to             also great because our core values
                                                                Dining Hall and much, much more.               embrace the idea of respect on all levels      demand that we first respect ourselves.
                                                                I am proud to write that ongoing               through their professional and personal        That respect – for self, each other and
                                                                conversations about respect for                pursuits. A look at the Class Notes            the world around us – is at the heart of
                                                                others and respect for our                     section (see Page 24) offers proof of          our goodness.
                                                                                                               this too, while the “Spotlight” section
                                                                environment are not only alive
                                                                                                               on Page 14 speaks to how many of our           On behalf of Dwight-Englewood School,
                                                                and well at D-E, they continue to              current students and faculty are rising        I sincerely thank you for your interest
                                                                comprise the very cornerstones                 to this challenge.                             in our activities and efforts, and hope
Visit www.d-e.org and                                           of our community.
                                                                                                               You should also know that our current
                                                                                                                                                              that you enjoy reading this issue of
                                                                                                                                                              D-E Today.
                                                                Respecting others and our environment          community of students is diligent in their
support D-E today!                                              may be the easy part, however; it’s
                                                                learning to respect ourselves that often
                                                                                                               efforts to improve the ways in which we
                                                                                                               respect our environment. Because of
                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett
                                                                                                                                                              Head of School
TABLEOFCONTENTS

    4    Feature Story
                                                                                                                       TODAY
   10    Alumni Profile:
         Harumi Rhodes ’97
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   12    Snapshots of D-E Life:
         Spring–Early Fall 2009
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                                                             14               Student Standouts &
                                                                              Faculty Endeavors
                                                                                                                    Editor/Director of Communications
                                                                                                                    and Publications:
                                                                                                                    Liz Tausner




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                                                                                                                    Contributors:
                                                                                                                    Susan Abramson,
                                                                              Alumni Reflections                       Lower School Assistant Principal
                                                                                                                    Ann Emmons Petri, ’47
                                                                                                                    Will Greenbaum, ’09
                                                                                                                    Joe Iwanski, Upper School Faculty



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                                                                                                                    Karen Pugliese
                                                                              Bulldog Bookshelf                     Maria Sanchez-Gardner ’78

                                                                                                                    Graphic Design:
                                                                                                                    Peapod Design, New Canaan, CT

                                                                                                                    Photography:
                                                                                                                    Front and Inside Back Cover by
                                                                                                                    John McCabe, Upper School Faculty,
                                                                                                                    Fine & Performing Arts Dept.

                                                                                                                    Inside front cover by
                                                                                                                    Len Rubenstein; Alumni Reunion &
                                                                                                                    Graduation 2009, Summer Connections
                                                                                                                    2009, and other photos by Harrison Co ’10
                                                                                                                    and John McCabe.


                                                                      Our Mission
                                  24   Class Notes
                                                        As a community of learners, Dwight-Englewood
                                                                                                                    Additional photography supplied through
                                                                                                                    D-E Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Parent, &
                                                                                                                    Student Submissions

                                                                                                                    Printing:



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                                                                                                                    Albert’s Printing, Long Lsland City,
                                                        School strives to fostter in each student a passion for     New York.
                                       In Memoriam      life-long learning. We seek excellence, honor, integrity,   Proofreading:
                                                                                                                    Karen Pugliese
                                                        and embrace diversity in order to develop the skills,


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                                                                                                                    On the front cover:
                                       Connecting Our   values and courage to meet the challanges of a              Upper School students take M.A.G.I.C., the
                                       Community        changing world and make it better.                          annual intramural sports competition, by
                                                                                                                    storm. Photo by John McCabe.

                                                                                                                    On the back cover:
                                                                                                                    Amnesty International Club members
                                                                                                                    participating in a human rights rally in
                                                                                                                    Manhattan (see Spotlight feature on P. 19).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Where They’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Headed…
FEATURESTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This Fall our 2009 D-E graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will be relocating to an impressive

                          Spirits Soar During 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                             array of colleges and universities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               across the country. Here’s just a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sample list of where they’re going:
                          Alumni Reunion & Graduation Weekend                                                                                                                                                                                                  Barnard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Boston University
                          The Commencement for the Dwight-Englewood School Class of 2009, held at Leggett Field on Sunday, May 31, capped off a whirlwind                                                                                                      Carnegie Mellon
                          weekend dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of a gifted graduating class as well as welcoming back legions of loyal D-E                                                                                                     Columbia
                          alumni eager to re-connect with friends and faculty.                                                                                                                                                                                 Cornell University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Duke University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Emory University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               George Washington University
                                                                                                                                                             Seniors prepare for their march into the big tent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Johns Hopkins



                          U
                                     nder brilliant blue skies, the                                                                                                                                                                                            Lehigh
                                                                                                                                                             Highlights included readings and                     about Upton Sinclair’s writings and also
                                     106 members of the Senior
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                                                                                                                                                             remarks by Seniors Amina Yamusah,                    about Sinclair’s Helicon Hall commune,       New York University
                                     Class, along with their                                                                                                                                                      located on North Woodland Street, which      Northeastern University (NU?)
                                                                                                                                                             Daniel Gorman and Tarquin Schwartz,
                                     families, D-E alumni, faculty,                                                                                          respectively, as well as performances                was a sanctuary for writers and artists in   Oberlin College
                          members of the Board of Trustees and                                                                                               by the Upper School Chorus, Dwight                   the early 1900s.                             Pitzer College
                          distinguished guests, basked in the sun                                                                                            Mix & Senior Treblemakers and The                                                                 Princeton University
                          as they soaked up the inspiring words                                                                                                                                                                                                Rhode Island School of Design




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                                                                                                                                                             Senior Jazz Rock Ensemble. Other                     The weekend also included two
                          of Commencement Keynote Speaker                                                                                                    memorable moments included the                       poignant memorial ceremonies. Family         Stanford University
                          Lisa Diaz Nash, ’76.                                                                                                               presentation of the School’s most                    and friends of Elias Katsaros ’89 joined     Syracuse University
                                                                                                                                                             prestigious awards to three standout                 D-E Coach George Van Haasteran for           Tufts
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                          “Live every day like it’s your first one                                                                                           Seniors by Head of School Dr. Rodney                 the installation of a bench overlooking      UCLA
                          and your last one,” exhorted Nash, D-E                                                                                             V. De Jarnett, including The Senior                  Leggett Field in his memory. Meanwhile       University of Maryland
                          Class of 1976 and the CEO of Blue                                                                                                  Citizenship Prize to Amina Yamusah,                  the Class of 1984 dedicated a tree and       University of Michigan,
                          Planet Run, who used the occasion to                                                                                               The Bailey Award to Gabriella Porrino,               plaque in memory of their classmates         University of Pennsylvania
                          remind members of the audience,                                                                                                    and The Trustees’ Award to Will                      Tina Weiss, Faranak Fatemi Moir, and         USC
                          young and old, of the need to enjoy the                                                                                            Greenbaum. The Commencement                          Christine Heath.                             Villanova
                          beauty of a single moment. She also                                                                                                concluded with the Presentation of                                                                Washington University in St. Louis
                          encouraged students to “do something                                                                                               Diplomas by Upper School Principal                                                                Wellesley
                          that tests you and makes you feel like                                                                                             Joseph W. Algrant, President of the                                                               Wesleyan
                          you’ve really done something when it’s                                                                                             Board of Trustees Karen Aboodi, Dr. De
                          over.” Nash herself can attest to the                                                                                              Jarnett and Senior Class Dean Joan
                          power of her words: She barely survived                                                                                            Maffetone, and the traditional                                                                    …And the D-E
                          a freak accident several years that left                                                                                           Recessional March by Handel.
                          her paralyzed and needing to re-learn                                                                                                                                                                                                Legacy They
                                                                                                                                                             While the Commencement may have
                          how to walk. Today, this accomplished
                          executive and devoted mother of two is                                                                                             been the pinnacle of the 2009 Alumni                                                              Represent
                          also the CEO and founder of Blue Planet                                                                                            Reunion & Graduation Weekend — billed
                                                                                                                                                             as “one of the most celebratory                                                                   The following graduates of the
                          Run, an internationally-renowned
                                                                                                                                                             weekends of the year at Dwight-                                                                   Class of 2009 are “Legacy”
                          nonprofit organization dedicated to
                                                                                                                                                             Englewood School” by Dr. De Jarnett –                                                             students whose families have an
                          providing safe drinking water to 200
                                                                                                                                                             the plethora of activities geared to                                                              alumni relationship with the school:
                          million people by 2027.
                                                                                                                                                             alumni and their families did not
                                                                                                                                                             disappoint. Kicked off by spirited alumni                                                         Jenna Byron
                          Nash’s inspirational remarks were in
                                                                                                                                                             soccer and lacrosse matches at Graham                                                             Alana Davis
                          perfect harmony with a ceremony
                                                                                                                                                             Field, the weekend was packed with                                                                William Greenbaum
                          punctuated by stirring words and soaring
                          music. The graduation exercise, which                                                                                              popular events including a Coffee for the                                                         Christina Guidera
                          began with the faculty and seniors’                                                                                                Class of 1984 (the 25th Reunion Class),                                                           Robert Mayer
                          ceremonial march ’into the big tent’                                                                                               an Alumni Luncheon, and Tea with Dr. De                                                           Samuel Oliff
                          accompanied by bagpipe, then Elgar’s                                                                                               Jarnett. An Alumni Author Reading                                                                 Sydney Schwartz
                          Pomp & Circumstance, paid tribute to the                                                                                           featuring Salvatore Moretti ’58 was                  Amina Yamusah ’09 is presented with the
                          newly-minted graduates and the nearly                                                                                              another high point. Mr. Moretti is the               Senior Citizenship Prize by Head of School
                          7,500 alumni who came before them.          A new ’09 graduate basks in the sun...and her achivement.                              author of Uppie’s Shangri-La, a book                 Dr. De Jarnett.
FEATURESTORY
                          Another highlight of the Reunion
                          Weekend was the Distinguished Alumni                                                                                                            DE Athletic Hall of Fame Honors New Inductees
                          Awards Ceremony honoring Lisa Diaz
                          Nash ’76 held on Saturday, May 30 at                                                                                                            “Our Hall of Fame is an anthology of           New York to serve as the school’s Athletic     Winner of numerous awards at the local,
                          Leggett Field. Established in 1997 to                                                                                                           highly revered former coaches, players         Director. He remained at Union until his       state and regional level, Chubinsky was
                          pay special tribute to alumni of the                                                                                                            and contributors to our entire athletic        retirement in 2000. During this time,          also the Winner of the Bergen County Golf
                          Dwight School, the Englewood School                                                                                                             program. I’m honored to have the               Sakala also served as President of the         League Championship in ’94; a medalist
                          for Boys, and the Dwight-Englewood                                                                                                              Soccer Team of 1978 to be included             ECAC, President of the Liberty League          in the NJ State World Optimist Qualifier in
                          School, the award recognizes                                                                                                                    among this prestigious group.” --              Athletic Conference and was a member           ’93 and ’95; and Champion at Preakness
                          exemplary professional and/or                                                                                                                   Coach Chris Schmid, Reunion 2009               of the NCAA Football Committee.                Hills Country Club in ’05 and ’06. “David
                          volunteer accomplishments. It honors                                                                                                                                                                                                          worked at his craft, spending countless
                          alumni whose achievements deserve                                                                                                               On Saturday May 30, 2009, under a              Former ESB football player, Peter              hours at the practice range or golf course
                          special recognition by the school                                                                                                               brilliant blue sky, Coach Richard “Dick”       Balakian ’69, was unable to attend             honing his game,” said Curry. “He
                          and fellow graduates.                                                                                                                           Sakala, David Chubinsky ’94 and the            the ceremony due to a book tour (see           epitomizes all that is good about the
                                                                                                                                                                          1978 Boys Soccer Team were inducted            Bulldog Bookshelf on page 23 for               game, always conducting himself as a
                          Also of note was the Athletic Hall of                                                                                                           in the D-E Athletic Hall of Fame,              details), but sent poignant remarks            sportsman and a gentleman.”
                          Fame Induction Ceremony honoring                                                                                                                recognizing their significant                  which were read by D-E Middle School
                          Coach Richard “Dick” Sakala and David                                                                                                           contributions to the school’s athletic         faculty member Rob Carson. Balakian            The 1978 Boys Varsity Soccer Team,
                                                                            Family and friends from the D-E class of 1984 helped plant the memorial tree honoring their
                          Chubinksy ’94, as well as the Boys                classmates Christine Heath, Faranak Fateni Moir, and Tina Weiss.                              program. The Hall of Fame was                  spoke to Coach Sakala’s coaching as            which captured the State Prep “B” soccer
                          Varsity Soccer Team 1978. The Bulldogs                                                                                                          established in 1996 to honor those             being defined by “high demands, and            title, was also inducted into the Hall of
                          (formerly the Hilltoppers) Hall of Fame                                                                                                         individuals who have achieved a high           relentless pursuit of the best you were        Fame as a group. Their overall record was
                          was established in 1996 to honor those                                                                                                          level of success during their careers          capable of.” In Balakian’s words:              13-4-0. The team scored 50 goals, with
                          individuals who have achieved a high                                                                                                            as student athletes and coaches.                                                              goalies Bruce McKenna and Dan
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                          level of success during their careers as                                                                                                                                                       “He drove us hard, he taught us how to         Viederman yielding only 20. High scorer
                          student athletes and coaches, or                                                                                                                Richard “Dick” Sakala coached varsity          play the game, position by position, and       Jed Lans scored 20 goals and 6 assists,
                          through significant contributions to the                                                                                                        football, basketball and baseball and          as a team. He instilled in us a sense of       with Mark Liebowitz scoring 18 goals and
                          school’s athletic programs. See related                                                                                                         taught math at ESB in the late 60’s and        pride about our work on the field…As           7 assists. Both players made first team
                          story on page 7 for more details.                                                                                                               early 70’s, and is widely credited with        we got to know him better, we also saw         all-state, while Bruce McKenna and Howie
                                                                                                                                                                          being among the fine coaches who was           that he was a warm and witty guy               Greenstone received all-division




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                          Two special and much anticipated                                                                                                                instrumental in bringing Englewood             underneath—smart, and alert to his             recognition. Coach Schmid credits this
                          events, the Reunion Soirée and the                                                                                                              School for Boys into a new era in which        players’ personal growth and inner lives.”     team, as well as members of the 1977
                          50th Reunion Class Dinner, a gathering                                                                                                          scholar athletes were prized for their                                                        team, with establishing the foundation
    6                     of the Class of 1959 from Dwight                                                                                                                performance both on and off the field.         Fellow D-E Athletic Hall of Famer Tom          for the tradition of success that D-E          7
                          School and Englewood School for Boys,                                                                                                           After a memorable season of 13 wins and        Curry calls golfing phenom David               experiences in soccer to this day.
                          provided alumni with plentiful                                                                                                                  two losses for ESB baseball in 1970,           Chubinsky ’94 “a credit to Dwight-
                          opportunities for reminiscing and                                                                                                               Coach Sakala moved on to coach football        Englewood, his family and to himself.”         See photo collage next page for even
                                                                            Members of ESB ’59 celebrated their 50th reunion! Pictured from left to right are:
                          re-connecting, and offered a fitting                                                                                                            and baseball at this alma mater,               Chubinsky, who competed against the            more photos and reflections from the
                                                                            Jackson Kytle; Peter Rousselot (class agent); James “Jim” Phyte; Rick Rosner; Don Provost;
                          conclusion to a perfect weekend.                  Richard “Dick” Vann (class agent); not pictured is Kurt Johnson, who also attended.
                                                                                                                                                                          Columbia University. In 1977, he was           best high school golfers in the 90s, more      Reunion and Gradution 2009
                                                                                                                                                                          tapped by Union College in Schenectady,        often than not, emerged victorious.            celebration weekend.




                          ARC Chairman Marc Jerome ’85 (far left) joined fellow alumni and their children for a morning lacrosse game on Gaham Field.
                          Coach C. Christian Schmid “Schmiddy” (4th from right) also joined in.                                                                           Members of the 1978 Boys Varsity Soccer Team joined Coach Chris Schmid (center) to receive their Bulldog Hall of Fame honors.
ALUMNIRECEPTION&GRADUATIONWEEKEND
                          Picture-perfect weather contributed to the festive environment already in place at this year’s 2009 Alumni Reunion and
                          Commencement celebrations. The photos here provide a small sampling of the wonderful new memories created during the
                          weekend’s events. For more photos please visit www.d-e.org/alumni
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                                                                                                                                                                         today. “Musically, I’ve been shaped by
                                                                                                                                                                         the role models I’ve had in my life. There
                                                                                                                                                                         were several teachers at D-E that I loved
                                                                                                                                                                         and looked up to, and of course, my
                                                                                                                                                                         parents are huge role models. I have so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The May 22 performance by Trio Cavatina on the D-E campus is just one of the
ALUMNIPROFILE                                                                                                                                                            much respect for them,” says Rhodes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exciting concerts being offered as part of this year’s 2009-2010 Head of School Series.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Initiated last year to showcase exceptional professionals in the fine arts (with plans to
                                                                                                                                                                         In addition to a faculty she felt deeply
                                                                                                                                                                         connected to, Rhodes says her time at           eventually feature presentations on literature, history, philosophy, and more), the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Series will once again provide live performances of the highest caliber. The calendar
                          D-E Alumna Soars with a ’Full Heart’                                                                                                           Dwight Englewood taught her how to be an
                                                                                                                                                                         independent thinker. “Dwight is such a
                                                                                                                                                                         high-powered prep school; I never worked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of upcoming events currently includes:

                                                                                                                                                                         as hard as I did at D-E,” she said. “My         November 20, 2009: 315 East A Chamber Ensemble performs “Classic
                          For chamber musician Harumi Rhodes, ’97, the key to her success is simple: “I try to do everything I do with my full heart,” she says.
                                                                                                                                                                         senior year was all about outside projects      Masterpieces with a Gypsy Spirit” featuring the works of Dvorak, Ginastera and
                          “That way I know I’ll learn something along the way and also represent myself well.”
                                                                                                                                                                         – the faculty of D-E encouraged me to map       Brahms; Schenck Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                         my own course, and to be responsible for        January 15, 2010: Jazz Vistas, Hajjar Auditorium; Sounds of Africa
                                                                                                                                                                         my destiny. I credit D-E with teaching me
                                                                                                                                                                         how to be curious on my own.”                   April 9, 2010: 315 East A Chamber Ensemble, Schenck Auditorium; the Carnival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of the Animals



                                                                                                                             R
                                                                                                                                      hodes, an accomplished,
                                                                                                                                                                         Curiosity, and her ability to trust her
                                                                                                                                      classically-trained                                                                May 22, 2010: Trio Cavatina, Schenck Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                         instincts, led Rhodes to the Juilliard School
                                                                                                                                      violinist, and a founding          (where she studied with Ronald Copes and        Visit www.d-e.org in the coming months for more information on other
                                                                                                                                      member of the critically-          Earl Carylss), and then on to the New           upcoming Head of School Series events.
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                                                                                                                             acclaimed chamber music group,              England Conservatory of Music where she
                                                                                                                             Trio Cavatina, has been doing               graduated with the highest honor as a
                                                                                                                             everything with her ’full heart,’ for       recipient of the Gunther Schuller Award. “I
                                                                                                                                                                         moved from New York to Boston for a             Trio Cavatina has won acclaim from chamber music aficionados
                                                                                                                             as long as she can remember.
                                                                                                                                                                         teacher – Donald Weilerstein – and it was       worldwide for their classical and romantic repertoire. Following
                                                                                                                                                                         the best decision I ever made,” she said.       is a partial schedule of appearances for the upcoming season.




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                                                                                                                             In fact, she says she and fellow trio
                                                                                                                             mates – cellist Priscilla Lee and pianist                                                   For more information, visit www.triocavatina.com.
                                                                                                                             Ieva Jokubaviciute – who met eight years    Today, this impresario is a self-professed
                                                                                                                             ago at the Marlboro Music Festival in       “freelancer” whose hectic schedule leads
10                                                                                                                                                                       her to points near and far.                     November 1, 2009 at 4pm                       February 9th, 2010                            11
                                                                                                                             Vermont, and formed Trio Cavatina three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Performers of Westchester                     San Francisco Performances
                                                                                                                             years later, were drawn together by a
                                                                                                                                                                         What’s next for this hugely talented            Guest artist: Andy Simionescu, violin         www.performances.org
                                                                                                                             similar outlook and approach. “Our
                                                                                                                                                                         musician? Trio Cavatina will make its San       Burchard Tang, viola
                                                                                                                             personalities are very different, but our
                                                                                                                                                                         Francisco debut next season as well as its      www.performersofwestchester.org/              February 21, 2010 at 3pm
                                                                                                                             musical values are the same,” she
                                                                                                                                                                         Philadelphia debut as one of the youngest                                                     Union College Concert Series
                                                                                                                             acknowledges. “We all throw ourselves
                                                                                                                                                                         ensembles to perform as part of the             December 6, 2009 at 4pm                       Schenectady, NY
                                                                                                                             into our work with a single-minded
                                                                                                                                                                         prestigious Philadelphia Chamber Music          Douglaston, NY                                www.union.edu/concertseries
                                                                                                                             passion.” That single-minded devotion to
                                                                                                                                                                         Society concert series. (See accompanying       http://www.communitychurchofdougl
                                                                                                                             her craft has paid off handsomely; most
                                                                                                                                                                         article for a complete schedule of              aston.org/                                    March 15, 2010
                                                                                                                             recently the members of Trio Cavatina
                                                                                                                                                                         upcoming performances.)                                                                       St. Francis College
                                                                                                                             were honored to win the prestigious –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         December 9, 2009 at 1pm                       Brooklyn Heights, NY
                                                                                                                             and highly coveted – 2009 Naumburg
                                                                                                                                                                         Trio Cavatina. will also release its first CD   Dorot                                         http://www.stfranciscollege.edu
                                                                                                                             Award Chamber Music competition.
                                                                                                                                                                         this fall, and of course, there’s the trio’s    New York, NY
                                                                                                                                                                         performance at Carnegie Hall. “Because          http://www.dorotusa.org                       March 16, 2008 at 10am
                                                                                                                             Rhodes, who as a seven-year-old
                                                                                                                                                                         we won the Naumburg, we have the                December 11, 2009 at 8pm                      Queens College Chamber Music Live
                                                                                                                             “begged” her mother to allow her to play
                                                                                                                                                                         opportunity to make our debut at                Philadelphia Chamber Music Society            www.qc.cuny.edu
                                                                                                                             the violin, said she and the other
                                                                                                                                                                         Carnegie Hall,” says Rhodes, who notes          Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
                                                                                                                             members of Trio Cavatina were so
                                                                                                                                                                         that the trio will perform the world            Philadelphia, PA                              May 22, 2010 at 7:30pm
                                                                                                                             excited to learn they’d won this well-
                                                                                                                                                                         premier of a composition to be written          www.pcmsconcerts.org,                         Dwight-Englewood School
                                                                                                                             known competition. “We felt we had
                                                                                                                                                                         for them by Richard Danielpour – a                                                            Schenck Auditorium
                                                                                                                             bared our souls; we played from our
                                                                                                                                                                         much-anticipated honor. Trio Cavatina’s         January 31, 2010 at 3pm                       www.d-e.org
                                                                                                                             hearts,” said Rhodes. “Priscilla had
                                                                                                                                                                         Carnegie Hall performance takes place           Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music
                                                                                                                             just had a baby and we were all
                                                                                                                                                                         on May 26, 2010 at Weill Recital Hall at        Brooklyn, NY                                  May 26, 2010
                                                                                                                             energized to go for it,” she exclaimed.
                                                                                                                                                                         Carnegie Hall. Trio Cavatina is also            www.brooklynfriendsof                         Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
                                                                                                                             That energy has been the driving            scheduled to perform on campus at               chambermusic.org                              New York, NY
                                                                                                                             force behind Rhodes’ success since          Schenck Auditorium on May 22, 2010 as                                                         http://www.carnegiehall.org
                                                                                                                             her D-E days.                               part the school’s Head of School Series.        February 7th, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brooklyn Library as part of the               May 30, 2010
                                                                                                                             Rhodes credits her parents (violist         World premieres and CD debuts may               Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series             Millbrook Assembly
                                                                                                                             Samuel Rhodes and violinist Hiroko          sound like life in the fast lane, but not for   http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/          Millbrok, NY
                          Harumi Rhodes ’97 (far right) is pictured here with the internationally-acclaimed Trio Cavatina.   Yajima) and several members of the D-E      Harumi Rhodes. “I make projects for             explore_and_learn/
                          The group will perform at Dwight-Englewood on May 22, 2010, as part of the Head of School          faculty for helping her to become the       myself – I like to be busy,” she says. “I       art_neighborhood_concerts.html
                          2009-2010 series. For more information visit www.d-e.org.                                          musician – and the person – she is          want to do it all.”
Snapshots of D-E Life:
SPRING–EARLY FALL2009
                          From an original co-ed Middle School production of literary classic The Lord of the Flies and the beloved Lower School Puppet
                          Parade -- To the annual 5th Grade Original Opera production, the Upper School Michael A. Glowski Intramural Competition (M.A.G.I.C.)
                          and the 2009 Faculty, Staff & Trustee Dinner – D-E school life in the Spring to early Fall 2009 timeframe was busy, bustling and
                          filled with energy! Enjoy the photos below for a sense of campus life during this particular time of year.
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                                                                                                                                                                 Fall 2009
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rising Star Shines in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Musical Production
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ne hundred and nine Armenian
STUDENTSTANDOUTS&FACULTYENDEAVORS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O      orphans, later known as The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Georgetown Boys, arrived in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Georgetown, Canada on June 30th,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1923, the beneficiaries of government
                          Every day D-E students demonstrate how they understand and live the core value of “Respect”! Here are just a few examples of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       support and the generosity of ordinary
                          student standouts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Canadians. It was a singular event in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Canadian history – often regarded as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Canada’s first humanitarian act on an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       international scale.

                          Senior Mobilizes -D-E Community To Walk For A Cure                                                                                                                                                                                           Now more than 80 years later, their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       story is a subject of a musical, called
                               ast Spring, D-E senior Aaron                                                                                                                                                                                                            appropriately enough, “The Georgetown

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                                                                                to converse with and engage more people               me personally since my mother is an
                               Fleischauer took an important step in            in a positive way,” said Fleischauer. “The            ovarian cancer survivor. I was so proud of                                                                                       Boys.” The play is being performed by the
                               the fight against cancer, mobilizing             day of the walk was incredible. Before the            the D-E community; their respect for the                                                                                         Hamazkayin Youth Theater Group of New
                          the D-E community to participate in a                 walk took place, there were several very              speakers and their support of the cause                                                                                          Jersey which was created in 2005 by the
                          walk for Gilda’s Club of Hackensack                   dynamic speakers who shared their                     couldn’t have been more evident,” he said.                                                                                       Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cultural Society, and is made up of
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                          (www.gildasclubnnj.org), a support group              personal stories about their battle against
                          that helps women and families affected                cancer. It was a very moving and                      This Fall 2009, Fleischauer will be                                                                                              children and teenagers ranging from 8 to
                          by cancer. Approximately 20 D-E faculty,              inspirational experience.”                            pounding the pavement and leading the                                                                                            18 years of age from within the Armenian
                          students and their families joined the                                                                      way again, organizing another walk in                                                                                            Community of Northern New Jersey.
                          cause, helping to raise almost $7,000                 Fleischauer added that listening was an               Ridgewood, NJ. Proceeds from this walk will
                          to help fight ovarian cancer.                         important part of showing respect that day            benefit CancerCare, another organization                                                                                         Starring D-E Senior Varak Baronian as




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fall 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                    Afton Thomas ’10, pictured at one of her recent swim meets.                        Michael, the musical chronicles the lives of
                                                                                because each of the speakers opened her               that aids people whose lives have been
                          “Organizing the walk was a different                                                                                                                                                                                                         the 109 Armenian children, varying in ages,
                                                                                heart to share a personal story. “This was            affected by cancer. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       who were orphaned during the Armenian
                          experience for me; I enjoyed the opportunity          an important event for my family and for              visit www.cancercare.org.                     D-E Swimmer Tests Competitive Waters                                               Genocide. It’s about how they were brought
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       over from regions of historical Armenia to
                                                                                                                                                                                           ichael Phelps and Dara Torres notwithstanding, most competitive

                                                                                                                                                                                    M      swimmers aren’t born, they’re made. Just ask D-E Senior Afton
                                                                                                                                                                                           Thomas, whose love of the water inspired her to take her competitive
                                                                                                                                                                                    swimming to the next level.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Georgetown, Canada, a farming community,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and how they were urged to assimilate into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Canadian society, struggling to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       their identities in their new home. The play
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       centers on Michael, one of the first of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas, who had previously confined her pool time to the summer season             boys who returns to visit Georgetown after a
                                                                                                                                                                                    only, decided to kick it up a notch last fall. She joined GBCY TIDE, a YMCA        ten-year absence. As enthusiastic reviewers
                                                                                                                                                                                    team based in Hackensack, and began her quest to become a competitive              note, “Michael recalls the experiences of
                                                                                                                                                                                    swimmer. From September to April, she attended daily three hour practices in       his youth: the games they played, their
                                                                                                                                                                                    order to prepare for the team’s dual and invitational meets.                       caretaker Mrs. Farmer, happy moments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       they shared including their first real
                                                                                                                                                                                    “Not only did I find great coaches who fine-tuned my techniques and pushed         Christmas, their Armenian teacher Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                    me to the limit, I found a group of supporting and hardworking teammates           Alexanian, and Michael’s first love.”
                                                                                                                                                                                    which would soon become my second family; the bond that our team has
                                                                                                                                                                                    formed is unbreakable,” says Thomas. Her experience on TIDE has also taught        The musical is written and directed by Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                    her time management, discipline, and the importance of teamwork, she said.         Herand Markarian who has written 25 plays
                                                                                                                                                                                    By the end of the season, Thomas was named “Rookie of the Year”.                   and previously directed several Off-Broadway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       productions. Sold-out performances locally in
                                                                                                                                                                                    This past summer, her new “off season,” Thomas swam her fourth season              Northern New Jersey, Southern New Jersey,
                                                                                                                                                                                    with the Englewood Field Club Sharks. “Transitioning into a different league,      NY’s Queensboro College, and at Andover, in
                                                                                                                                                                                    from the BCCCL to the NJSwimSix meant our team had to step up in order to          Massachusetts drew rave reviews, as have
                                                                                                                                                                                    compete at a higher level with longer distance races,” she said. This summer,      additional performances in cities including
                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas was undefeated in 50m butterfly and the 200 IM [individual medley]          Montreal, Toronto, and Washington DC, (at
                                                                                                                                                                                    in her league, and set new personal records. She also received the MVP award       the Kennedy Center). Most recently, the
                                                                                                                                                                                    for the third year in a row.                                                       theatre group was invited to perform in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       California in December 2009. There will
                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas reports that she’s very excited for the 2009-2010 season to start and       be 2 performances, one in Los Angeles,
                                                                                                                                                                                    that she has many goals for the upcoming season, including swimming in the         the other in San Francisco.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunkissed National Championships in Charlotte, NC in April. “I am currently
                                                                                                                                                                                    looking at several Division I and III colleges, and can’t wait to compete at the
                                                                                                                                                                                    collegiate level,” she says.
                          Aaron Fleischauer ’10 (top row, 3rd from left) was joined by family and friends in his efforts for Gilda’s Club.
STUDENTSTANDOUTS

                          Young Illustrator Publishes First Book                                                                                                    Siblings Offer HOPE to Children in Need                                                 D-E Senior Gives Back
                                or anyone who’s ever doubted that     Whether in English, Spanish or pictures,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to Help Those in Need
                          F     persistence pays off, consider D-E
                                seventh grader Isabel Levin. When
                          she was just 10 years old, Isabel worked
                                                                      this story is full of heart.” Glass also
                                                                      praised the Spanish translation (by the
                                                                      author’s husband, Victor Amezcua) and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hile most kids spend school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and summer vacations soaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    up the sun, D-E Senior Ashley
                          diligently over the course of an entire     recommended the book for bilingual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Goldenberg had something else in mind.
                          year to illustrate a children’s book.       families with kids, as the English and
                          Recently, that book, called Gruffy’s New    the Spanish translation are in kids’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Last spring, this talented tri-sport
                          Sister, written by Julie Catton Amezcua,    colloquial lingo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (volleyball, basketball and softball) athlete
                          was published.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            decided to accompany her uncle, a plastic
                                                                      Proud father, Robert Levin, is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            surgeon, on his annual trip to a village in
                          Gruffy’s New Sister is a bilingual          drumming/percussive expert who has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honduras. Every year for as long as she
                          (English/Spanish) children’s story about    been sharing his talents with D-E seventh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            could remember, her uncle had joined a
                          an adorable dog named Gruffy and the        graders for the past 18 years. (Most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            team of experts who donate their services
                          hardships he endures when his family        recently, he participated in the Spring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at an orphanage called Las Flores. There,
                          adopts a new kitten as his sister;          H.O.P.E. concert (see related Spotlight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            young boys ages 6 -17 await life-changing
                          reviewers note that the “complexity of      feature) and he taught drumming at D-E’s                                                      Amanda Harris ’11 and Sabrina Garcia ’09 at the HOPE benefit concert they organized.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            surgeries – cleft palate repair, ear and
                          Gruffy’s down to earth character, and the   Summer Connections Camp program. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hand reconstruction and burn/scar (skin
                          age-appropriate content make this an        also arranged a theme that Isabel

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                                                                                                                                                                       t’s not everyday that an older sibling inspires a younger sister to follow in        graft) operations. For Ashley, this trip was
                          appealing book for upper elementary         composed for an 8-piece student pit                                                              his footsteps, but in the case of Sam ’08 and Amanda ’10 Harris, that’s              also a life-changing experience; she
                          school and middle school students.”         orchestra, developing an original                                                                exactly what happened.                                                               learned that many of patients’ injuries
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                          Gruffy’s New Sister is available for        percussive underscore for the Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            were a result of simply trying to survive –
                          purchase via www.bilingual-bilingual.com.   School’s spring 2009 co-ed performance                                                        Three years ago, Sam founded an organization called H.O.P.E. (Helping Out               by heating food or trying to heat
                                                                      of Lord of the Flies.)                                                                        People Everywhere) after spending three weeks in Cape Town and being very               themselves over open oil cans (in the
                          Isabel’s fifth grade Spanish teacher,                                                                                                     affected by the poverty he saw there. Sam wanted to build a basketball court            street). To Ashley, the realization was
                          Señora Janet Glass, who last year won       Robert acknowledged that Isabel is very                                                       in the township, but quickly realized that without the support of an organized          troubling, and the reality tragic.
                          the honor Best Foreign Language             excited about the book, but she’s also                                                        administration, getting it done would be difficult. He turned to two groups to




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fall 2009
                          Teacher of the Year from the American       eager for people to see her more current                                                      help his dream become a reality — Starfish Charity (www.starfishcharity.org)            With her Honduras experience still weighing
                          Council on the Teaching of Foreign          work. Fans of Isabel and her artwork can                                                      and the Cape Town SOS Village (www.sosvillages.org).                                    heavily on her mind, Ashley elected to
                          Languages, recently reviewed the book,      visit her web site at
16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          spend spent six weeks over the summer at           17
                          noting that “Isabel Levin’s illustrations   http://mysite.verizon.net/vze3mnfv/ to                                                        Fast forward to last Spring when Sam tapped little sister Amanda (along with her        the Amigos de las Americas in Cruz del
                          greatly enhance the story. The deep,        check out a treasury of more than 20                                                          pal Sabrina Garcia ’09), to continue the work begun by HOPE the year before.            Nino, Mexico, teaching English, Health and
                          saturated colors are reminiscent of         drawings from this prolific and very                                                          Amanda and Sabrina sprang into action, holding a bake sale, conducting a table          Hygiene classes to children. Most recently,
                          homes in Mexico and the expressive          talented young artist.                      D-E student Isabel Levin displays her beautiful   tennis tournament that involved more than 50 students, and staging a concert –          she and pal Rachel Chinman, daughter of
                          faces underscore the strong emotions.                                                   original art.                                     all of which helped to raise $1,500 to support HOPE. Says Amanda, “The money            Linda Reiter ’78 and Jeffrey Chinman, and
                                                                                                                                                                    raised this year is being used to help cover the cost of refinishing the basketball     a fellow senior, started a new Upper School
                                                                                                                                                                    court surface, and the money raised last year paid for the installation of basketball   Club, “I Care for Kids.” The club collects
                                                                                                                                                                    hoops; it’s amazing to see the work my brother started finally come to fruition.”       money and clothing for those in need.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The most recent beneficiary was NY’s
                                                                                                                                                                    Amanda also traveled to Cape Town this summer and volunteered in the                    International Hospital for Children and
                                                                                                                                                                    townships, helping to paint a high school that was in serious disrepair. Her time       the Good Shepherd Foster Home.
                                                                                                                                                                    there convinced her that the situation in the townships is dire and she is vigilant
                                                                                                                                                                    about ensuring that money raised makes its way to the cause it is intended to           What’s next for this caring and
                                                                                                                                                                    support. Notes Amanda, “These children need help, and they also need hope;              compassionate senior? Ashley’s goal is to
                                                                                                                                                                    together, we can help make a difference.”                                               become a doctor. This past summer she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            also shadowed a neurosurgeon at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cornell Weill Medical center where she got
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to experience neuro-surgery firsthand. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tells us, “I witnessed many operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            including the removal of pituitary tumors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and mapping the location of where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            epileptic seizures stem from.” She’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            definitely on the right track, with her favorite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            subjects being science and math. Her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            experience at D-E has been an enriching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            one, noting that she considers all her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            teachers her favorites. She also likes how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D-E allows “me to be (more) independent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and develop or do things that are
                                                                                                                                                                    Faculty member and D-E parent Robert Levin (3rd from left) organized an energetic       interesting just to me.” Her teachers
                                                                                                                                                                    percussive performance for the concert, featuring D-E Lower School students.            couldn’t agree more.
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                          Young Performer                                    D-E Senior Soars on Clay Courts                                                   D-E Amnesty International Club Walks the Talk
                          Wins Rave Reviews
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                                                                                        hile basketball may have been his first love, D-E Senior Dan Shutov         ate last Spring, D-E’s Amnesty

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I was extremely proud of our students,       violence that has characterized this area,
                                                                                        has spent the last several years honing his talents on the tennis           International Club led several              who showed overwhelming enthusiasm            but also spoke of the ’healing’ currently
                                  -E Lower School fifth grader

                          D       Julia Braverman, an aspiring
                                  professional musician, got her big
                          break this summer, performing at a local
                                                                                        court. This past June, in recognition of his hard work and natural
                                                                             abilities, Shutov was named North Jersey’s Tennis Player of the Year. The
                                                                             honor reflected Shutov’s meteoric rise last year as “one to watch” on the boy’s
                                                                             high school tennis circuit; as a junior he won his second straight Bergen
                                                                                                                                                                    field trips and campus
                                                                                                                                                               presentations all designed to raise
                                                                                                                                                               awareness of – and respect for —
                                                                                                                                                               human rights issues and areas of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and commitment to these issues,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dean Rafferty, who noted that the event,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the 17th Annual “Get on the Bus”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                protest march, was designed as a day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              underway there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Amnesty International Club was also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              honored to welcome Adeeb Yousif, a
                          restaurant in Cresskill to a packed crowd.         County small schools championship, reaching the fourth round of the State         concern around the world.                        of activism for young people in the           Darfuri refugee who spoke about his
                          It was a great debut for someone who               tournament. This fall, Shutov most recently competed in the Kentucky                                                               Northeast to learn about and take action      experiences and insights into the Darfur
                          wants to someday sing and play piano               International Tennis Derby, where he advanced to the victory over several         With 9th Grade Dean Erin Rafferty at             on a number of global human rights            region. According to Dean Rafferty, the
                          at the Izod Center.                                college-level ranked players.                                                     the helm, the Club took a trip to New            issues. “This year’s event focused on the     situation in this region has been further
                                                                                                                                                               York City to attend a day of protests            fight for democracy and for justice for       complicated by the ICC’s indictment of
                          A composer, song writer and performer,             D-E Tennis Coach Joe Iwanski calls Shutov a natural talent, as evidenced by       and events focusing on human rights              thousands of political prisoners.             Sudan’s President Omar Bashir. “This
                          Julia said she started playing the piano           his 19-2 season last year, losing only to players seeded above him. Shutov led    activism. Twenty D-E students                                                                  situation has global implications,
                          and singing when she was five. “My                 the Bulldogs to the Non-Public B group championship in 2008, and led them         participated in the protests, which              The Club also hosted Linda Blum, a D-E        especially due to the economic interests
                          original songs are mostly influenced by            to the Finals of the North Non-Public B Sectional Championship in 2009,           began at New York’s historic St.                 Upper School parent, who spoke about          that the U.S., China and other major
                          groups such as Coldplay, The Fray and              where he had a straight sets victory over the top player from eventual state      Bartholomew’s Church, and featured               her visit to the Agahozo-Shalom Youth         powers have in Sudan and Africa in
                          Paramore,” she said, noting that she also          champion Newark Academy.                                                          speeches from representatives in                 Village in Rwanda. The village is home to     general,” she said. “Mr. Yousif’s visit was
                          loves the Beatles and plays covers of                                                                                                support of a variety of causes (see              young people orphaned by the genocide         a great opportnity to hear first-hand
                          their songs whenever she can. She also             “Dan is getting the recognition he deserves,” notes Iwanski. “Even as a           back cover photo).                               of Tutsi families by Hutu militia. Blum       accounts of the human consequences of
                          likes to dance as another way of                   younger player, he showed strong leadership, encouraging Varsity teammates                                                         provided a fascinating, yet troubling         clashes of cultural, political and
                          expressing herself; hip hop is her
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                                                                             to stay focused and offering ideas to help each player improve his game.”                                                          historical and political account of the       economic interests.”
                          personal favorite.
                                                                             Iwanski acknowledges that Dan’s senior year will be an exciting one. “He will
                          This September, Julia was invited to               most likely be one of the top-ranked players in the county and probably the
                          sing and play keyboards during an                  state as well, giving opponents added incentive to defeat him. But as his
                          All-School Assembly. She performed                 attitude and approach to last season show, Dan will relish the challenge!”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall 2009
                          the Kelly Clarkson hit, “Break Away,”
                          earning a standing ovation from a
                          very appreciative audience.
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                          The word is out about this talented young
                          performer who spends her summers at
                          performing arts camps (most recently
                          French Woods) , and who loves to
                          harmonize together with older sister
                          and Middle School student Heather                                                                                                    Adeeb Yousif speaks to Amnesty International Club members in Hulst House.
                          (Braverman) ’15.

                          “Julia is a natural performer with a great                                                                                              Award-Winning Author’s New ’Work of Art’ Delights Children, Young and Old
                          big personality,” said Lower School
                          Principal Peter E. Davies. “I’d like her to

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                                                                                                                                                                         apturing the imagination of            “OPUESTOS means opposites—right             featured magical hand-carved
                          sing at another one of our all-school                                                                                                          young readers is never easy,           and left, up and down, asleep and           animals created by artisans from the
                          events. She will blow everyone away.”                                                                                                          yet Cynthia Weill, celebrated          awake,” says Cynthia, who explains          town of Arrazola to represent the
                                                                                                                                                                  author of the award-winning and               that she traveled to La Union               Spanish and English alphabets. It
                                                                                                                                                                  visually-stunning book, Ten Mice for          Tejalapan to collect work from              drew rave reviews as a colorful and
                                                                                                                                                                  Tet, has done just that with her latest       brothers Quirino and Martin Santiago        inventive way to teach young children
                                                                                                                                                                  book, OPUESTOS: Mexican Folk Art              and others to illustrate the opposites      their ABCs.
                                                                                                                                                                  Opposites in English and Spanish              that kids — and adults — experience
                                                                                                                                                                  (Cinco Puntos Press; Bilingual edition;       in their every day lives. “I was            Cynthia says her love of Mexican folk
                                                                                                                                                                  August 1, 2009).                              fascinated by the whimsical carved          art began more than a decade ago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                alebrijes and instinctively knew            when she taught in Mexico City
                                                                                                                                                                  An art historian and Mexican folk             children would be too; these colorful       courtesy of the Fulbright exchange.
                                                                                                                                                                  art aficionada, this clever and highly        carvings have the power to delight          Today, she says crafts are an
                                                                                                                                                                  creative D-E middle school faculty            both the new learner and the                economic lifeline for many Oaxacans,
                                                                                                                                                                  member came up with the notion                collector of Mexican folk art,” says        and she’s proud and delighted to
                                                                                                                                                                  of using the delicate carvings of             the author.                                 have found an educational use for
                                                                                                                                                                  Oaxacan artisans to teach early                                                           the work. “Ideally, my books will help
                                                                                                                                                                  readers basic concepts; the end               OPUESTOS is not the first time that         promote the sustainability of the
                                                                                                                                                                  product, OPUESTOS, is a win/win               Cynthia has used Mexican folk art to        craft and aid in the overall economic
                                                                                                                                                                  for children and the Mexican artisans         engage early readers; the first book        well being of the artisans,” she says.
                                                                                                                                                                  whose work she seeks to celebrate             in her “First Concepts in Mexican Folk
                          Julia Braveman, a D-E Lower School student,                                                                                             and promote.                                  Art” series, AbeCedarios: Mexican           To read more about Cynthia’s work,
                          recently performed at a restaurant in Cresskill.   D-E US student Daniel Shutov ’10 is a “tennis player to watch” this year.                                                          Folk Art ABCs in Spanish and English,       visit www.cincopuntos.com.
FACULTYENDEAVORS

                          D-E Honors Faculty Members and Administrators                                                                                                                                                                                           Metropolitan Opera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recognizes
                          S
                                everal standout faculty members
                                were honored recently for their                                                                                                                                                                                                   D-E Educator
                                talents and tireless contributions to
                          the Dwight-Englewood community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ith unrelenting passion and
                          Following is a recap:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              zeal, D-E’s Mary Heveran has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             shepherded young performers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in her role as the faculty advisor to D-E’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  famed fifth grade “Creating Original Opera”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  program for nearly 25 years. Her efforts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  long appreciated by D-E faculty, staff,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  students and parents, were recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  recently by the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
                                                                         Scott Volk (center) received the Williams Award for Creative Excellence.                                                                                                                 Specifically, the Guild invited Mary to serve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on the Guild’s inaugural Advisory Council
                                                                         Creative Excellence In the outside world            Doris Tannenbaum: Winner, Geralyn                                                                                                    with the Met School Membership (MSM)
                                                                         he may be known as “Hubie” or the                   Kossman Award Throughout her career,                                                                                                 Program. According to Managing Director
                                                                         “Maniacal One,” but to D-E students, he is          Doris Tannenbaum has always been there                                                                                               David Dikk, Mary is “considered to be one
                                                                         the Incredible Mr. Scott Volk. Ask any              with information, a helping hand, a kind                                                                                             of the top six teachers in the MSM program
                                                                         student, at any grade level, what their             word of encouragement... whatever it takes                                                                                           serving over 150 schools.”
                                                                         favorite course was in a specific unit of           to help the Middle School and to help make
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                          Carla Healy, Lower School faculty member, is   physical education and the immediate                everyone there to be successful. In the                                                                                              “For many years, Mary has shown
                          congratulated by Dr. DeJarnett.                response would be “Creative Games” and              words of Dr. De Jarnett, “Is Doris                                                                                                   exemplary work with her students by
                                                                         the activities known as Medic, the Boston           Tannenbaum an experienced coach? No,               MS math teacher Kim Klein (2nd from left) was surprised by a visit by Principal   fully preparing them for final dress
                          Carla Healy: Winner, The Carskadon                                                                                                                                                                                                      rehearsals at the Metropolitan Opera,”
                                                                         Tea Party, Sherwood Forest and others.              but that didn’t stop her from coaching             Kathy Christoph (2nd from right) and Challenger Center representatives.
                          Award for Teaching Excellence Carla                                                                                                                                                                                                     wrote Dikk in a letter to Head of School
                                                                         Head of School Dr. Rodney De Jarnett                softball, field hockey, and lacrosse over the
                          Healy, a teacher at the Bede School                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rodney V. DeJarnett.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fall 2009
                                                                         remarked when presenting Volk with his              years. Is she a professional photographer?
                          before the merger with Dwight-
                                                                         award: “Walk into Scott’s teaching space            No, but that didn’t deter her from compiling       D-E Math Teacher Snags Dual Honors
                          Englewood, taught third grade for 15                                                                                                                                                                                                    Most recently, Heveran guided D-E fifth
                                                                         and you immediately observe a fast-paced            all the snapshot memories for the 8th
                          years, first grade for five years, and

                                                                                                                                                                                2
                                                                         game with students throwing, catching,              Grade Move-Up Ceremony year after year.                  009 was a very big year for D-E Middle School Math Teacher Kimberly         graders in a year-long effort to create and
20                        preschool. Last year she assisted in first                                                                                                                                                                                              perform an original opera entitled, “A Trip     21
                                                                         dodging, fleeing, shooting and jumping…             Why did she do all these things? Because                 Klein. In May, Klein, a part-time staff member at the Challenger Center
                          grade and currently she is the Lower                                                                                                                        for Space Science Education in Paramus, NJ, learned that she had            to the Top.” Lower School Principal Peter
                                                                         all as they hide, crawl and surmount every          we needed her. From mentoring new
                          School Librarian. Eli Cohen ’09, who                                                                                                                  been named the Center’s “Teacher of the Year.” Klein was singled out from         Davies said, “Mary’s a powerhouse – and
                                                                         obstacle imaginable.”                               faculty to co-chairing a difficult transition to
                          chose to honor Healy at the May 2009                                                                                                                  among hundreds of educators for the honor as someone who “exemplifies             a steadfast believer that being part of a
                                                                                                                             a new scheduling software system, (Doris)
                          D-E Lifers Dinner, said, “The thing about                                                                                                             the spirit of the Challenger crew’s education mission, and who shares a           production gives children the opportunity
                                                                         The Williams Award for Creative Excellence          is the one whom you know you can call.”
                          elementary school is that the curriculum                                                                                                              commitment to learning about science, mathematics and technology.” The            to really pull together and appreciate
                                                                         was established by Charles and Pam
                          is foremost about being a human being.                                                                                                                Challenger Center was founded in 1986 by the families of the astronauts of        each other’s efforts.”
                                                                         Williams, parents of Geoffrey (Williams) ’99,       The Geralyn Kossman Award, established
                          Teachers like Mrs. Healy give us                                                                                                                      the space shuttle Challenger 51-L mission and is dedicated to the
                                                                         in memory of Charles’ parents who greatly           in memory of Geralyn Kossmann, beloved
                          confidence, moral aptitude, and the                                                                                                                   educational spirit of that mission.
                                                                         valued their education during their                 nurse and assistant athletic director at
                          ability to accomplish great things.” And
                                                                         lifetimes. The purpose of the award is to           D-E, is awarded to a member of the school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Former Faculty
                          from a fellow colleague: “Spend the first
                          few minutes of the day in the Library
                                                                         recognize a member of the faculty who               faculty in recognition of his or her special       A nine-year veteran of the Center, Klein noted that throughout her tenure         Member Honored
                                                                         demonstrates creative excellence in his or          contributions to all aspects of the life of        there she has worked as a Mission Commander, delivering programs such
                          and see how many students want to just
                                                                         her discipline. This award funds the pursuit        the school community over a period of              as overnight camp-ins, birthday parties, mini-missions, mega-missions, day              ormer D-E faculty member and
                          check-in and share their love of reading
                          with Carla!”

                          The Carskadon Award was established
                                                                         of creativity and innovation at Dwight-
                                                                         Englewood, “knowing that there is no power
                                                                         greater than the power of a good idea.”
                                                                                                                             years — a person whose contributions
                                                                                                                             most closely reflect Geralyn’s good will
                                                                                                                             and spirit of giving that goes far beyond
                                                                                                                             what is required.
                                                                                                                                                                                programs, Family Science Morning, and other opportunities. She has also
                                                                                                                                                                                devoted her summers to working at the Buehler Challenger’s summer Space
                                                                                                                                                                                Camp. “Challenger has made a difference in my life and the lives of my
                                                                                                                                                                                students. Challenger is a special place and I truly believe it has improved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  F     Fairleigh Dickinson University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professor Emerita of Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ann Lucas has been elected to the
                          by Thomas and Kathleen Carskadon in                                                                                                                                                                                                     Heritage Hall of Fame at Fairleigh Dickinson
                                                                                                                                                                                the way I approach education and how my students learn,” said Klein.              University, the largest independent
                          memory of their father who served for
                          many years as a trustee of the                                                                                                                                                                                                          university in New Jersey. According to
                                                                                                                                                                                As if her “Teacher of the Year” accolades were not enough, 2009 also saw          remarks by University President J. Michael
                          Englewood School for Boys (Thomas’
                                                                                                                                                                                Klein lead a team of D-E middle school students to compete in The TOY             Adams, this honor is “limited to exceptional
                          alma mater) and the Dwight School for
                                                                                                                                                                                Challenge, a national toy design challenge for 5th-8th graders that offers        individuals who have had a major impact
                          Girls (Kathleen’s alma mater). The award
                                                                                                                                                                                imaginative kids the chance to create a new toy or game.                          on shaping Fairleigh Dickinson.”
                          honors full time members of the faculty
                          who have taught at the School for at
                          least three years and who have enriched                                                                                                               “Whether it’s working with kids at the Challenger Center or my D-E students       A plaque commemorating Ann’s
                          the lives of their students and colleagues                                                                                                            on programs like The TOY Challenge, I love to see what happens when their         achievement was installed at the University
                          through their devotion to the art and skill                                                                                                           curiosities about our universe are ignited,” says Klein. “There’s nothing more    in March 2009.
                          of teaching. This award is for excellence                                                                                                             exciting than when a child realizes their futures have no boundaries.”
                          of classroom teaching not only as                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ann was a member of the D-E faculty
                          evidenced in the skills taught and                                                                                                                                                                                                      from 1977 to 1979 and is the mother of
                          materials mastered, but in the lifelong                                                                                                                                                                                                 Paul Lucas ’79.
                                                                         Doris Tannenbaum (2nd from left) was congratulated by BOT member & alumna
                          influences of the teacher on students.         Cynthia (“CeCe”) Kossmann Wilkinson ’80 and her father, Dr. Richard Kossman, for her
                          Scott Volk: Winner, Williams Award for         receipt of The Geralyn Kossman Award.
ALUMNIREFLECTIONS                                                                                                                                                   BULLDOGBOOKSHELF
                                                                                                                                                                    Alumni submissions are welcome and encouraged! Please forward information about your publication(s) to: alumninews@d-e.org
                          It’s Not Easy Being Green                                                                                                                 If you are a D-E Student or Parent, a current or former member of our faculty and/or staff, please submit your Bulldog Bookshelf feature
                                                                                                                                                                    request to: news@d-e.org.
                          Even So, Says Will Greenbaum, ’09, Our Earth Demands Respect
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                                                                                                                                                                    when submitting your publication(s) for consideration. In lieu of electronic files hard copies are accepted.




                          I
                              f you eat lunch outside and             Efforts such as these are a great start.           if everyone took a beat before they
                              leave your empty Gatorade               To make more of an impact, however,                threw something away to consider
                              bottle behind, is it disrespectful?     respect for the environment needs to               where it would end up. This simple act
                              If you are the last to leave a          be practiced not only as a community               alone could help reduce waste and
                                                                      but individually. Teaching teenagers to            give our brimming landfills a break.
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                          room and leave the lights on, is it
                                                                      consider the consequences of their
                          rude? What if you print a document          actions (e.g., leaving the room without            Sustaining our planet may not be easy,
                          on 20 pages of paper instead of ten         turning off the TV) is equal in difficulty         but it is imperative. Collectively and
                          because it wasn’t double sided?             to balancing the federal budget. But               individually we can all do our part. All
                          Respect is often thought of in terms        that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.                it takes is a little respect.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fall 2009
                          of how you treat other people or            For example, it would mean the world
                          specific objects; everyone has heard,
                          “respect your elders,” or “respect
22                        your equipment,” for example. Yet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23
                          when it comes to the environment,
                          paying our planet the “respect” it
                          deserves is typically overlooked.

                          I remember playing a game at camp when
                          someone asked, “What is your favorite
                          planet?” The response was, “I am going to
                          have to say Earth, because it sustains
                          me.” I agree and think most people would.
                          Even so, few of us show the kind of
                          respect to the Earth that they show to a
                          parent who supports them.
                                                                                                                                                                    Lucinda Rosenfeld ’87                           Stephanie Gailing ’84                          Peter Balakian ESB ’69
                          Let’s face it: It’s a slippery slope when                                                                                                 “I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU: A novel about            “Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological         Former Faculty Member
                          you start telling people how to show                                                                                                      best friends” (www.imsohappyforyou.com)         Approach to Health and Wellness” was           “Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir of the
                          respect – even to Mother Nature. At                                                                                                       was published in July 2009 by Little,           published in May 2009 by Crossing              Armenian Genocide 1915-1918,” was
                          Dwight-Englewood, however, a growing                                                                                                      Brown and Company. In this follow up to         Press of Berkeley, California. Gailing, a      published in January 2009 by Alfred A.
                          sustainability movement is emerging                                                                                                       her debut novel, “What She Saw,”                nutritionist and natural medicine              Knopf. The author, a descendant of
                          to help make the community as a                                                                                                           Rosenfeld “delves into the thornier side of     specialist, presents a modern approach         Grigoris Balakian, translates the author’s
                          whole more conscious about our                                                                                                            female friendship” offering a “hip take on      to the ancient healing art of medical          “seminal and wrenching account of the
                          planet. Awareness was a big focus this                                                                                                    modern womanhood.”                              astrology. The book features wellness          Armenian genocide.”
                          year during the D-E Walk-a-thon and                                                                                                                                                       strategies—diet tips, natural remedies,
                          during Earth Week. D-E administrators                                                                                                     Rosenfeld will be reading from her book at      yoga poses, spa therapies, and more—
                          and faculty dedicated an entire                                                                                                           the D-E Book Fair in November 2009. Check       tailored for each of the astrological signs.   Peter Marber ’82
                          assembly to introducing the new                                                                                                           www.d-e.org for more details and time(s).                                                      “Seeing the Elephant: Understanding
                          energy efficient lights in the                                                                                                                                                                                                           Globalization from Trunk to Tail” was
                          gymnasium that inspired the Walk-a-                                                                                                                                                                                                      published in February, 2009 by Wiley. In
                          thon fundraiser. Furthermore, the                                                                                                            Editor’s Note:                                                                              this timely book, Marber “demystifies
                          Upper School practiced a paperless                                                                                                                                                                                                       globalization, analyzes new international
                                                                                                                                                                       Correction to D-E Today Winter 2008 -’09 Issue:
                          day to demonstrate the many                                                                                                                                                                                                              megatrends and interconnections, and
                                                                      Will Greenbaum ’09 is pictured here after being presented with the Trustees Award at             Marcy Cohen ’71 is the sole author, not co-author, of “Lose the Belly Fat.”
                          alternatives to using dead trees.           2009 graduation. Greenbaum is the son of Vivien Holzer (Dwight ’72).                                                                                                                         offers bold suggestions on how America
                                                                                                                                                                       We apologize for this error.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   can reassert its historic leadership in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   new global arena.”
                                                                                                                                                                    D 38                                           D 43                                        D 45            65th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday, June 5, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                   Please send news to your class rep:            Please send news to your class rep:         Please send news to your class rep:
                                                                                                                                                                   Ms. Mary Rolston                               Mrs. Robert T. Ward                         Mrs. Jeanne Minor Walton

CLASSNOTES                                                                                                                                                         310 Elm Road, Apt 228
                                                                                                                                                                   Princeton, NJ 08540
                                                                                                                                                                   E-mail: mjrolston@webtv.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 7309
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Macon, GA 31209-7309
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              908 Kern Springs Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Woodstock, VA 22664
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E-mail: jwalton@shentel.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Bryan Mellor Haltermann still lives
                          Class Notes may be submitted to your class representative(s) or to the Alumni Office at                                                                                                 in Kingston NY, but summers on Cape
                          alumninews@d-e.org. Deadline for submissions for the next issue of D-E Today is January 30, 2010.
                          Dwight-Englewood staff reserves the right to edit class notes for length and clarity. Class Notes are
                                                                                                                                                                    D 39                                          Cod. She has 11 grandchildren and three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  great-grandchildren. She recently got
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E 45            65th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday, June 5, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                   Please send news to your class rep:            together with Betty Gardner and Page        Class Rep needed
                          not a vehicle for advertising professional services.                                                                                     Mrs. Irene Jones Reinert                       Kidder ’42 at Mohonk Mountain House
                                                                                                                                                                   5111 Palmer Ranch Parkway                      in New York and while lunching, they all
                          Changes of address, phone or email should be sent to Sharon Rein, Development Office
                          Data Coordinator, at reins@d-e.org.
                                                                                                                                                                   Sarasota, FL 34238-4499                        broke out singing “Our Alma Mater”!!!        D 46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please send news to your class rep:
                          If you are interested in becoming a class representative, please contact Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78,
                          Director of Alumni Relations, at 201-569-9500, ext. 3413; or e-mail her at sanchm@d-e.org.
                                                                                                                                                                    D 40             70th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, June 5, 2010        E 43                                       Mrs. Marjorie Sherriff Rohde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              40 Vine Street,
                                                                                                                                                                   Class Rep needed                               Please send news to your class rep:         Wrentham, MA 02093
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. Haydock H. Miller, Jr.                  E-mail: marjorierohde1871@verizon.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2225 Calle Cacique                          Phone: (508)243-5462
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                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, June 5, 2010       Santa Fe, NM 87505-4944
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E-mail: doc_miller@cybermesa.com            Marjorie Sherriff Rohde writes that she
                                                                                                                       Eugenia Pepper Wattles reports with         Class Rep needed                                                                           continues to work full-time as a Licensed
                           D 33                                             D 36                                       great sadness the loss of her husband of                                                                                               Mental Health Counselor in

                          Please send news to your class rep:              Class Rep needed
                                                                                                                       65 years, Walter C. Wattles, on June 15,
                                                                                                                       2009. Walter, a leader in the insurance
                                                                                                                                                                   If you are able (and willing) to help reach
                                                                                                                                                                   out to your classmates, please contact the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   D 44                                       Massachusetts for the HRI/Arbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Health Systems. She finds the work




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fall 2009
                          Mrs. Marion Leggett Whyte                                                                    industry, passed away at the age of 95      Alumni Relations office.                       Class Rep needed                            fascinating. “I specialize in the Autism
                          Delray Dunes Club                                “I am living in a retirement community      after battling Alzheimer’s disease. In                                                                                                 Spectrum Disorders, brain injury and
                          7 Slash Pine Drive                               near my son, Peter Lamb ESB ’72, within     1969, Walter established The Walter                                                        Joan Van Alstyne Johnson reports that       children with developmental delays
24                        Boynton Beach, FL 33436
                          E-mail: mwjomama84@aol.com
                                                                           New Hampshire’s beautiful seacoast
                                                                           estuary. In two years it will be 75 years
                                                                                                                       C.Wattles /Lloyd’s of London Fellowship
                                                                                                                       which enabled three outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                    E 41                                          ”…. in October 2008, Dr. Rich Salzer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gave me a new hip, and no more pain;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              which allows me to use my training in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rehabilitation Psychology, at an
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                                                                                                                       Vanderbilt University female graduates to   Class Rep needed                               June 2009 gave me a new grandchild,         outpatient clinic in Franklin, MA,” she
                                                                           since I graduated from Dwight. I have
                                                                                                                       work one year on the hallowed, then                                                        Jack Whiting Johnson, and then all my       writes. Marjorie now lives in Wrentham,
                           D 34                                            fond memories of so many school friends
                                                                           and my life in Englewood, as well as my
                                                                                                                       male-dominated, floor of Lloyd’s. Forty
                                                                                                                       years later, more than 100 select,
                                                                                                                                                                   William “Bill” Taylor writes that as one
                                                                                                                                                                   of the last survivors of the class, he has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  family visited me for a glorious week at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the family home in Point O’Woods, Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MA, bur plans to buy a home closer to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Franklin and a new car. She has visited
                          Class Rep needed                                 time as alumnae secretary and board         Vanderbilt female graduates have had        been busy working as a “love boat “            Island, NY.”                                with Betty Vandersluis who is in good
                                                                           member,” writes Julia Flitner Lamb. She     the honor, and once-in-a-lifetime           doctor on a cruise line; serving as a                                                      health and still has her interests in
                                                                           invites classmates and friends to drop      opportunity, to begin their first job at    physician for the Indian Health Service                                                    photography. Marjorie welcomes all
                           D 35             75th Reunion Celebration
                                            Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                           her a note; her address is 15 River
                                                                           Woods Drive, M107,
                                                                                                                       Lloyd’s of London.                          in Arizona, Nevada, and Maine; caring
                                                                                                                                                                   for the sick in the remote hills of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E 44                                       classmates who are in the area to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contact her.
                          Class Rep needed                                 Exeter, NH 03833.                                                                       Dominican Republic as a volunteer              Class Rep needed
                                                                                                                        D 37                                       physician, and cooking for the
                                                                                                                                                                   homeless at a soup kitchen in Florida.         Alexander “Sandy” Towt and his wife, Li,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               D 47
                                                                                                                       Please send news to your class rep:         The rest of the time Bill plays golf,          just returned from his 43rd vacation in
                                                                                                                       Mrs. Alleyne Mathews Tanham                 kayaks, works out in a gym, and                Camden, Maine. Sandy is recovering          Please send news to your class rep:
                                                                                                                       One Washington Square Village               windsurfs. He feels lucky to be healthy        from a medical emergency and now has        Mrs. Ann Emmons Petri
                                                                                                                       West Building, Apt. D-12                    enough to do all of the above.                 a new pacemaker and two stents. This is     6829 Lemon Road
                                                                                                                       New York, NY 10012                                                                         his third heart surgery; he also had open   McLean, VA 22101-5422
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  heart surgery in 1982 and 1992.             E-mail: annwmp@verizon.net
                                                                                                                       Florence “Flossie” Sadler Salembier
                                                                                                                       shares that she is still going strong,
                                                                                                                                                                    E 42                                                                                      Manon Richeson Seebeck reports that
                                                                                                                       playing duplicate bridge three times a      Class Rep needed                                                                           she and her husband, Bob, still live in
                                                                                                                       week. “It keeps my mind working,” says                                                                                                 Kenilworth, Il. “Two of our three adult
                                                                                                                       Flossie, who also notes that all of her     Howard R. Taylor reports with great                                                        children live in the area so we have the
                                                                                                                       children and 13 grandchildren are great!    sadness the loss of his wife, Jean, after                                                  enjoyment of watching seven of our
                                                                                                                       She often thinks of Dwight and Miss         more than 60 years of marriage. Howard                                                     grandchildren grow up,” she writes.
                                                                                                                       Pryde (known as Prydie) fondly.             invites those interested in obtaining a copy                                               Manon also says she speaks to
                                                                                                                                                                   of her obituary to “google” Jean Gaupel                                                    Grace Bentley four times a year.
                                                                                                                                                                   Taylor. Howard is currently living in an
                          Enjoy "Memories of Miss Frances Leggett & The Boarding Department at The Dwight School for                                               assisted living home in Indianapolis.
                          Girls" by Ann Emmons Petri ’47, on page 47.
CLASSNOTES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beverly Voltaic Delaney chaired the
                           E 47                                           E 48                                       D 51                                         E 51                                            D 53                                      luncheon and program to celebrate the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25th anniversary of her investment
                          Please send news to your class rep:            Please send news to your class rep:        Please send news to your class rep:          Please send news to your class rep:             Please send news to your class rep:        club. She and Bill spend summers in
                          Mr. Hal Curtis                                 Mr. Donald A. Anderson                     Ms. Elinor Lockwood Yeo                      Mr. James Webster                               Mrs. Cynthia Walz Doggett                  Craftsbury, Vermont with friends and
                          1641 Wildwood Road                             20 Devon Court                             133 Day Street                               4277 Bitterroot Road                            Two Thornton Lane                          family taking turns at the “Delaney
                          Ukiah, CA 95482                                Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762              Newton, MA 02466                             Reno, NV 89509-0640                             Concord, MA 01742                          Hotel.” The most hectic and fun long
                          E-mail: curtises@pacific.net                   E-mail: andwri@yahoo.com                   E-mail: rwyeo@comcast.net                    E-mail: jbwebster@gabelli.com                   E-mail: cwdogg@aol.com                     weekends occur when son Jim and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zanda, their border collie Nikki, Jim’s
                          Arthur Brockie just turned 80 years old.       Don Anderson writes, “George Gallup        Barbara Ambrosino Moran has become                                                           And from your Class rep, Cynthia Walz      daughter Catherine Daigle D-E ’13
                          He reminisces that he entered what was
                          ESB, now D-E in 1938 after one and a
                                                                         came to Spring Lake for a weekend
                                                                         in July and after so many years
                                                                                                                    obsessed with traveling and feels she
                                                                                                                    must do so while she can still walk, see
                                                                                                                                                                  D 52                                           Doggett, the following class news is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 filed: “Camilla Vilas Durfee and Gib
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            visit at the same time as son Dave, Jill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and their children. Spending time at
                          half years as a Dwight School student          conversation just kept flowing. He has a   and hear. So, in the last three years, she   Class Agent Needed                              had a three week trip to Hong Kong in      the lake is a favorite activity. In the
                          (one of a handful of males to have             new hip and could, in the future, be a     has cruised the Danube and the Rhine                                                         2008 to visit their son, Don and his       future, they will leave Cleveland and go
                          attended Dwight). He writes, “The ’Boys’       candidate for a new knee. I saw Doug Ix    Rivers with the same group of friends        Helen VanBlarcom Chandler writes that           family, who have lived there for over      to Crane’s Mill, a retirement
                          School’ buildings are gone now and the         who is recuperating from back surgery      and also cruised Italy’s Amalfi Coast with   she and her husband, Lee, have five             two years. Travels outside of Hong         community in Caldwell, NJ, to be closer
                          names and faces of that era are fading         and could also be facing knee surgery.     her family. Her next stop is the inside      children and seven grandchildren ranging        Kong included Dunming, on the way to       to family.
                          fast. BUT the ’old’ school provided a          He seems to be on the mend. Visited        passage of Alaska. Barbara feels lucky       from 13- to 23-years-old. Their two oldest      Lijiang, in the foothill to Tibet, and
                          warm and nurturing atmosphere, always          with Bruce Recker and wife                 enough to have her son, daughter-in-law      grandchildren have finished school and are      Angor Wat, Cambodia. Camilla and Gib       Cynthia Walz Doggett and Wick
                          striving for excellence.” Arthur says he is    Dedi in Flat Rock, NC last year and they   and nine-year-old grandchildren living       now working, one as a chef and the other in     first visited Hong Kong in 1958,           Doggett ESB ’52 have sold their house
                          confident that the “new” D-E has               seems to be enjoying their lives. Time     just 12 miles away. Daughter Barbara         the plumbing supplies industry. The next        courtesy of the U.S. Navy. Camilla is      in Wellesley after owning it for 37
                          continued that wonderful tradition.            sure flies by. In 1998, we had 12          lives just 100 miles away, enabling her to   two are college sophomores, the next two        still rowing. She competed in the          years, and purchased a town-house in
                                                                         classmates attending our 50th reunion      see her two teenage grandsons often.         are seniors in High School, and then finally    Masters (over) Nationals in Long           Concord, MA. It was difficult moving
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                          Peyton Churchill writes, “It’s wonderful       at my home in Englewood and it             Recent travels with family have included     there is Katherine who is 13, going on 30.      Beach, CA, winning 22 gold medals, a       out, but it will be exciting moving in to
                          to see how Dwight-Englewood is                 appears that there are only seven left     a trip to Williamsburg, VA last spring and   Helen says life is good in Western              sliver, and a bronze. In October, 2008,    a newly renovated home!
                          prospering! When I consider how ’The           standing. If you are reading this          a trip to Skytop in the Poconos, this        Pennsylvania, “now that I have gotten used      she returned to Boston for the Head of
                          Boys’ School’ functioned during the war        column, consider yourself one of the       summer; Skytop is a special place where      to having my husband around. We travel 7        the Charles, placing second in an          Sad news to report. Our classmate,
                          years when I attended, I find the present      remaining privileged. Drop me a line       Barbara vacationed as a child and as a       or 8 times a year – Hawaii, Texas,              eight-oared shell. She celebrated the      Sylvania Ann White Kelton of Waterloo,
                          version of D-E almost unbelievable. Even       and let me know how you are doing.”        parent with her children. Catherine Zum      California, North Carolina, Virginia, South     successful 100th Anniversary of the        Indiana, died at home on September 10,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fall 2009
                          though I had only one year at what is                                                     Brunnen Bauer keeps in touch with            Carolina, and to Williamsport, PA to visit my   Potomac Boat Club as co-chairperson        2007. She was a former school teacher
                          now D-E before my parents’ return to                                                      Barbara via email. Barbara also keeps in     sister, Margaret VanBlarcom Gaston              of the event.”                             and was a member of Holy Family
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                          China meant that I had to go to boarding
                          school, ESB was still important in my life
                                                                          D 49                                      touch with Marie Antoinette Cornet Van
                                                                                                                    Doren including a visit to Marie’s lovely
                                                                                                                                                                 Dwight ’44, who in a nursing home near
                                                                                                                                                                 her children.” Helen had lunch with Carol       Tim Leiby Shelton reminisced about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Episcopal Church in Angloa, IN. She was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne              27
                          as the place where most of my friends          Please send news to your class rep:        apartment in NYC a few years ago. As for     Beaumont Whitesell in February. “It was         how your class and she used to “tool       Beagle Club and had been active in the
                          were in school and around which my             Ms. Ann Satterthwaite                      Barbara, she has all the normal annoying     wonderful to catch up on each other’s           around Englewood in our mothers’           Girl Scouts. Surviving her are her son
                          social life revolved.”                         1615 34th Street NW                        things that go with being 75 years old.      families and conjure up memories of             Ford convertibles!” Her son, Peter and     Wayne and his wife Michele, her
                                                                         Washington, DC 20007-2711                  “Being an avid Bridge player, reader and     Dwight and our classmates,” she writes.         his family have moved to Shanghai, on      daughter Sharon Draftchak and her
                          Peyton and his wife Mary have left their       Telephone: 202-342-0203                    New York Times Crossword Puzzle addict,                                                      temporary assignment, thanks to his        husband Jimmy, and five grandchildren.
                          home of 25 years on Mainline Philadelphia      Fax: 202-337-8607                          helps to make all those annoying things      Jane Lyman Larson reports she had great         law firm. Tim is busy with church          Her husband died in 1994.
                          for a retirement community in the beautiful    E-mail: asatt@aol.com                      go away,” she writes. Her faithful           75th birthday capped off by a surprise visit    activities, and recently went to be part
                          Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Now, the                                                   companion is a 10 year-old Shih Tsu          by four couples to Quogue for the weekend.      of her granddaughter’s wedding.            Editor’s Note: The passing of Mrs. Kelton
                          Peytons are in Lexington, home to              Renee “Irene” Smith Redfield has two       named Buddy who makes her smile with         One of the guests was Nancy McDougald           Visiting Cape Cod and attending            was noted in the Memoriam section of
                          Washington and Lee and VMI. They love the      great granddaughters who are a great       all of his silly antics.                     Dickson. “They came a week ahead and            concerts at Tanglewood kept Benita         D-E Today Winter 2008 edition.
                          beauty of their surroundings, the stimulus     joy. She is hoping to hear from members                                                 then on June 6th and 7th, our whole family      Galanti Jones and Ian busy on their
                          of two colleges, and a great group of new      of the Dwight classes of 1948 and 1949.    Dick and Elinor Lockwood Yeo are still       gathered for the celebration,” writes Jane.     vacation in the USA. Back in Europe,
                          friends at Kendal. Peyton’s passion for                                                   happily “retired,” although it doesn’t       Her grandchildren range in age from 7           they enjoyed a trip down the Dalmatian
                          classical music in general and for opera in                                               always seem that way! They are about to      years to 23-years-old. She is still playing     Coast, accompanied by Adrian and his
                          particular, which he first developed in the
                          year he was at ESB, has not ebbed. He has
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                                                                                         Saturday, June 5, 2010     celebrate their 49th wedding
                                                                                                                    anniversary. “We both serve as unpaid
                                                                                                                                                                 tennis. She has heard recently from Lynn
                                                                                                                                                                 Miller Knutson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wife, Nicola.

                          become the impresario of his community,        Class Rep needed                           clergy at our UCC Church in Copley
                          scheduling trips to concerts in the town and                                              Square, Boston, and Elinor is also on on-
                          to “Met”-transmitted Saturday operas at a                                                 call Chaplain at Children’s’ Hospital,”
                          theater in Charlottesville.                     E 50          60th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                        Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                                                                    writes Dick. Their sons and their families
                                                                                                                    are thriving. Nathan, their eldest
                                                                         Please send news to your class rep:        grandson, is on his way to Dartmouth in
                           D 48                                          Mr. Marshall Umpleby
                                                                         1012 Hillview Drive
                                                                                                                    the fall. They all worked hard for Mr.
                                                                                                                    Obama. Jonathan, The Yeo’s eldest son,
                          Please send news to your class rep:            Ashland, OR 97520                          is on the Newton School Committee.
                          Mrs. Keats Van Alstyne Smith                   Telephone: 541-488-2428                                                                                                                                                            In September, 2008, on Cape Cod,
                          215 Club Road                                  E-mail: mumpleby@mind.net                                                                                                                                                          Joe Saliba, Wick Doggett, and Doug Rhodes
                          Baltimore, MD 21210-2252                                                                                                                                                                                                          hosted a small reunion of ESB friends who
                          E-mail: kvaspow@aol.com                                                                                                                                                                                                           attended the school in the late 1940s and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            early 1950s. Pictured from left to right: Doug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rhodes, Dick Eckart, Joe Saliba, Wick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Doggett, Ray Foote, Rob Yates, Jim Webster,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bill Crozier, and Kenly Webster.
CLASSNOTES
                                                                         Melinda Swango Johnson writes,                 Judith Weisberg Rice is still living in
                           E 53                                          “I am actively involved with four lineage
                                                                         societies: Daughters of the American
                                                                                                                        Paramus. She enjoys being a
                                                                                                                        grandmother and helping in her
                          Please send news to your class rep:            Revolution (DAR) as Florida State              grandchildren’s school.
                          Mr. Hugh Mitchell                              Chairman, Volunteer Genealogist and as
                          147 Hillside Avenue                            Vice Regent of my Boca Raton chapter;
                          Rochester, NY 14610-2441
                          E-mail: goshawk@frontiernet.net
                                                                         United Daughters of the Confederacy
                                                                         (UDC) as President of the Ft. Lauderdale
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                                                                         Chapter (I have documented 12                  Please send news to your class rep:
                          Ned Boshell is enjoying “retirement”           Confederates including two great               Mrs. Sandra Agemian Borg
                          from Columbia Gen Corp. by continuing          grandfathers.); Daughters of American          310 Walnut Street
                          to participate in archeology projects-         Colonists (DAC) as Registrar of the Ft.        Englewood, NJ 07631
                          underwater and above- in Turkey. In            Lauderdale Chapter; Colonial Dames XVII        E-mail: SandyBorg@northjersey.com
                          addition, he is helping fund a new private     Century as Vice President of the Palm
                          company that would invest in farmland in       Beach Island Chapter. I am a member of         Natalie Beaumont writes, “My sister Carol
                          the USA, Canada, Australia, and Brazil         the following genealogical societies:          Whitesell ’52 and I and two cousins drove
                          that would be partially funded by a            Palm Beach, Kentucky, Virginia, Aiken-         to Montreal to visit another cousin and his
                          “major” insurance company.                     Barnwell of SC and the National                wife in Montreal. As the Montreal cousin,
                                                                         Genealogical Society (NGS). I recently         Hugh Hazelton, teaches English, French,
                                                                         wrote a genealogy case study for the           Spanish, and translating, he gave us
                           D 54                                          Aiken-Barnwell Society’s News and
                                                                         Journal using Analysis of Data. I
                                                                                                                        copies of some of his books, which we are
                                                                                                                        now all reading. I hope we will make the
                          Class Agent Needed                             organized and ran, in Orlando FL, one of       trip a yearly tradition. When I moved back
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                                                                                                                        to Englewood 20 years ago, I had a               Members of the Dwight Class of ’59 gathered for their 50th reunion. In order from left to right: Frances Cassebaum Galloway, Betsy Arnold Tipper,
                                                                         the two DAR Field Genealogy Workshops
                          Deborah Dunn Wessells and husband,                                                            celebratory birthday reunion for the class       Sally Specht Maddox , Gale Flannery Tunnell, Judith Brown, Nancy Stein Simpson, Linda Osborne.
                                                                         held in the U.S. I attended the NGS
                          Daniel, are enjoying their four                Conference in Raleigh NC in May and the        of ’57 at our homestead on Sherwood
                          grandchildren who spend time in the            DAR Continental Congress in Washington         Place. This year, for my 70th birthday, I will   eight-day canoe trip on the upper                  Caroline Peters Schoonmaker is busy.                now. We joined the ESB ’59 men,
                          summer with them in Christmas Cove,            DC in July as a Delegate. My husband,          be having a joint celebration on Oct. 10th       Missouri in Montana a few summers ago.             Her older son, Sam, and his wife live in            Maria Sanchez Gardner, Director of
                          Maine along with their parents. They still     Michael Johnson ESB ’53, is Vice               with Abune Elias Chacour, the founder of         Next summer, we start the Oregon Trail!”           Darien and have two lively daughters,               Alumni Relations, and the new Head of




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fall 2009
                          live in Chester County, PA the rest of the     President of the Palm Beach Chapter of         the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in                                                           ages 4 and 2 whom we are lucky to see               School, Dr. Rodney De Jarnett for after
                          year. They visit daughters Xander in Mill      the Sons of the American Revolution            Ibillin Galilee, and now the Melkite             Marian Reinmund Barlow-Ulrich is now               regularly. Her younger son, Eric, has               dinner drinks and photos. On Saturday
                          Valley, CA and Reed in Chatham, NJ as          (SAR) and is a member of the Society of        Archbishop of the Galilee area, as a             living in Hanover, NH. She has sold her            just finished his last year of Seton Hall           we gathered under the reunion tent on
28                        often as they can. Debby loved having          Mayflower Descendants.”                        celebration of life and peace. It will be a      Florida home and now just visits there.            Law School.                                         campus, enjoyed lunch, a tour, and a         29
                          Jane Ward visit this past spring.                                                             fundraiser for an athletic building there to     She currently has six grandchildren.                                                                   chance to see the new technology and
                                                                                                                        be used for the community, including                                                                                                                    impressive facilities of the school. We

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                                            Saturday, June 5, 2010
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                                                                                          Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                                                                        Arabs, Israelis, Christians, and Druze.
                                                                                                                        It is my way to support peace, as Abuna           E 58                                               D 59                                               wandered in our old classrooms: I had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                not been in that building for 50 years,
                                                                         Class Rep needed                               Chacour says, on the desktops of children,                                                          Please send news to your class rep:                 and it sure brought back memories!
                          Please send news to your class rep:                                                           as well as the community at large.”              Class rep needed                                   Mrs. Julie Heilman Habers                           Sally Specht Maddox even visited her
                                                                         .
                          Mrs. Ellen Van Alstyne Starratt                                                                                                                                                                   E-mail: jhabers@comcast.net                         childhood house in Englewood. Our
                          22845 Latigo Drive
                          Laguna Niguel, CA 92677                            D 56                                       Jane Levitas Knox reports, “In May, I
                                                                                                                        stepped down from my ’retirement job’ in
                                                                                                                                                                         Ted Thompson retired from the New York
                                                                                                                                                                         State Department of Transportation in              Alice Rosenberger Tol reports that Linda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                reunion dinner, shared with ESB ’59,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was hosted by the school at the lovely
                          E-mail: e11rich@aol.com                        Please send news to your class rep:            the Journalism Department at UConn, so           2006. He drove a delivery truck all over           Osborne came from Santa Fe to spend                 new home of the Head of School. Dr.
                                                                         Ms. Susan Carter                               I’m now technically completely retired           the Northeast for a local firm until April         their second year together for New Year’s           Rodney DeJarnett and his wife,
                          Please contact the Alumni Office if            100 West Hudson Avenue, Apt. F4                although I still have my office in the           2009and is now delivering foreign car              Eve. She asks if any classmates would               Annette, joined us, along with Fran’s
                          you can help contact classmates to             Englewood, NJ 07631-0026                       Chemistry Department. In June, Jim and I         parts. He also drives for Hertz Car Rental         be up for a class gathering at the Green            husband John. I was delighted to
                          encourage them to come to campus                                                              flew to Missouri where he attended his           and for the Regional Food Bank. Ted has            Pond to please contact her.                         renew friendships, and hope we can all
                          for our reunion.                               Since Nancy Bigelow Babson’s husband           50th high school reunion and received            been married for 33 years to his wife                                                                  stay in better touch with classmates.
                                                                         passed away five years ago, she reports        the distinguished alumni award for               Norrine, a microbiologist at Albany                Betsy Tipper sent the following recap               For Gale from San Francisco, Linda
                          Tonin Mersch McCallum is still working         that she has been busier than ever! The        Jefferson City High School for his work on       Medical Center. Their son, Ian, is                 of the recent Class of 1959 50th                    from New Mexico, Sally from Maryland
                          full-time. She went to Scotland and England    city of Jacksonville is close by and she       enzyme structure and antibiotic                  finishing a Master’s in Behavioral                 reunion celebration:                                and Betsy from Maine – plus those in
                          for vacation this past spring. “The trip was   enjoys a variety of cultural events there.     resistance. We took advantage of the             Neuroscience at Univ. of Florida,                                                                      NJ and NY – it was worth the trip! We
                          the best vacation ever and the weather was     She also travels frequently and has been       location on the Missouri River to finish         Gainesville, with plans to attend medical          “The 50th reunion of the Dwight class               missed the rest of you. Keep in touch!”
                          beautiful,” she writes, noting that she        to the Baltic, all over the Midwest, and       our last section of the Lewis and Clark          school. Ted thoroughly enjoyed the ESB             of ’59 was great fun. Six of us – Gale
                          travels with the same group of Designers       the Caribbean, a special favorite. Next        Trail between Kansas City, MO and Sioux          50th reunion in October 2008!                      Flannery Tunnell, Sally Specht
                          and their friends, so they’ve all become a
                          cohesive gaggle of ladies.
                                                                         year, she plans travel from Switzerland
                                                                         to Oberammergau, Germany to see the
                                                                                                                        City, IA. For the last seven summers, we
                                                                                                                        have followed a portion of the Trail each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maddox, Linda Osborne, Alice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rosenberger Tol, Fran Cassebaum
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                                                                         presentation of the Passion play,
                                                                         performed there once every ten years.
                                                                                                                        summer, shipping our two-man tent and
                                                                                                                        camping equipment to our starting point
                                                                                                                                                                          D 58                                              Galloway, Betsy Arnold Tipper, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nancy Stein Simpson and her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please send news to your class reps:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Peter Rousselot
                                                                         Nancy is active in three choral groups         and flying out to pick them up. We have          Please send news to your class rep:                husband David, met for dinner at the                E-mail: peter.rousselot@gmail.com
                                                                         and exhibits wood cut prints and Pastel        visited pretty nearly all the known L&C          Mrs. Gale Hartung Baldwin                          Clinton Inn on Friday night. Our lively
                                                                         collages in local galleries and venues.        campsites and points of interest, hiked          One Allwood Road                                   conversation was filled with school                 Dr. Richard Vann
                                                                         She loves Florida and hopes everyone           many portions of the Trail and canoed or         Darien, CT 06820-2413                              recollections, news of other                        E-mail: rvann@dan.org
                                                                         gets a chance to visit this beautiful state!   kayaked some. The highlight was an               E-mail: gale9023@aol.com                           classmates and what we are doing
CLASSNOTES
                                                                      I have seen Wendy Butler Brooks in
                           D 60            50th Reunion Celebration
                                           Saturday, June 5, 2010     Nassau this year; she has welcomed her
                                                                      first granddaughter. Kathie Wolin writes
                                                                                                                      D 61                                        E 64                                             E 65          45th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, June 5, 2010      D 67
                          Please send news to your class rep:         that she is working in non-profit and          Please send news to your class rep:         Please send news to your class rep:              Please send news to your class rep:       Class rep needed
                          Rose Satterfield, D.M.D.                    enjoying life in southern CA. Her older        Mrs. Donna Dederick Ward                    Mr. Wouter de Nie                                Mr. Andrew L. Odell
                          7459 Allison Road                           daughter is a free-lance writer/editor in LA   Meadowood Farm                              9 St. Peter’s Road, Apt. 7                       36 Wayside Lane                           Nancy Martin Johnson ’52 sent in the
                          Pelham, NC 27311                            and her younger one lives in Alaska doing      557 Bennett Hill Road                       Tamaqua, PA 18252                                Scarsdale, NY 10583                       following news about Susan Law Dake.
                          Telephone: (434) 770-7715                   documentary production and working as a        Shaftsbury, VT 05262                        E-mail: wouter_denie@yahoo.com                   E-mail: alodell@duanemorris.com           Susan and her husband, Bill, live in
                          E-mail: rsat@mebtel.net                     wildlife technician with moose, reindeer       E-mail: hungrytrout@comcast.net                                                                                                        Saratoga Springs, NY. Susan is the
                                                                      and bear. Ginny Weleck and her husband                                                                                                      James “Jim” Oakes is the proud            President of the Stewart’s Foundation of
                          Rose Satterfield is working as a dentist
                          in North Carolina at a Community Health
                                                                      are retired and living near children and
                                                                      grandchildren in AZ. Gretchen Leigh Kelly       E 61                                        D 65              45th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, June 5, 2010        grandfather of James Michael O’Keefe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  born December 29, 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stewart’s 326 Ice Cream Shops, a family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            owned company. Susan has just been
                          Center in a very rural area. She has just   is teaching at UVA in Charlottesville, VA                                                  Please send news to your class rep:                                                        named one of the top five “Women of
                          recently bought a farm and built a house    and just met up with Dr. Ingrid Rosen in       Please send news to your class rep:         Mrs. Betsy Gerson Densen                                                                   Influence” in Saratoga County. The
                          there, near her family’s roots in VA/NC.
                          Her mother is doing well at 95 years old.
                                                                      Sweden this summer. Ingrid is retired and
                                                                      very busy traveling all over the world as a
                                                                                                                     Mr. Warren M. Duffy
                                                                                                                     20 Glattly Drive
                                                                                                                                                                 52 Knoll Road
                                                                                                                                                                 Tenafly, NJ 07670-1050
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   D 66                                     Stewart Foundation will give away $2.24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            million to charity this year. Susan was
                          She enjoys seeing her two children,         volunteer doctor with Rotary International.    Denville, NJ 07834                          E-mail: bdensen@optonline.com                    Please send news to your class rep:       president of the student body while she
                          Ginger Keller ’84 who lives in S.           Jocelyn Blace lost her husband, Kirk,          E-mail: Wmmfduffy@aol.com                                                                    Mrs. Wendy Schnee Geisler                 was at Dwight which she feels imbued
                          Pasadena, CA with her son Dmitri, and       three years ago. Her mother is alive and                                                   Betsy Gerson Densen writes that her              2342 Fountain Way                         her with the skills needed to be a leader.
                          her son, Will Keller ’82 and his wife,      nearly 100. Gretchen Leigh Kelly received                                                  husband Peter is semi-retired, but still         San Antonio, TX 78248
                          Margret who live in Augsburg, Germany
                          with their three children.
                                                                      her PhD at UVA in educational psychology
                                                                      and also reports her husband passed
                                                                                                                      E 63                                       working hard. He also coaches the
                                                                                                                                                                 recreation department’s 9 and 10 year old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E-mail: wsgeisler@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E 67
                                                                      away. Nancy Driggs says she is married to      Please send news to your class rep:         girls’ soccer program. Betsy is involved as
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                          Rose filed the following report as Class    John Perkins and they have just welcomed       Dr. Charles E. Kordula                      a volunteer with Life’s Journey, a                                                         Please send news to your class rep:
                          Representative, “We are about to enter      their first grandson, Max, son of daughter     9 Elm Place                                 wonderful therapeutic riding program in                                                    Mr. William Bierce
                          our 50th Reunion year and have heard        Jessica and husband, Kelly. Second child       Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677                    Rockland County which she finds so               Please send news to your class rep:       512 Bedford Road
                          from the following people:                  Fletcher is married and expecting a child      E-mail: yo_corto@yahoo.es                   rewarding and very much fun. She recently        Mr. Michael Kazin                         Mount Kisco, NY 10549-4520
                                                                      in October. Youngest son, Trevor is a                                                      mounted a horse for the first time in about      4113 Leland Street                        E-mail: Wbierce@biercekenerson.com
                          Mary Lou Agemian Heath in Austin, TX,                                                                                                  30 years - and survived! Their son,              Chevy Chase, MD 20815
                                                                      lawyer in Boston. Nancy is a lawyer doing
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fall 2009
                          Sarah Beebe Davis in Princeton, MA,         some work in child abuse and neglect, but                                                  Matthew, is teaching special education in        E-mail: mk8@georgetown.edu                Several alumni of ESB and Dwight
                          Jocelyn Blace Halstead in                   also writes and continues with                                                             Tenafly and has two beautiful daughters,                                                   School attended the memorial service
                             Center Harbor, NH,                                                                      Class Rep needed                            Katie, age 5 and Elizabeth, age 9.                                                         this past July for long-time Tenafly
                                                                      photography. Nancy reports having seen
30                        Paula Brittan King in Pikesville, MD,       Sally Seabolt last year whose husband                                                      Elizabeth is a super athlete, like her dad,                                                resident, Lea Morgan Fooshee, who            31
                          Wendy Butler Brooks in Delray Beach, FL,                                                   Margaret Fletcher McIntosh writes           and plays on the Tenafly traveling soccer                                                  died on April 5, 2009. Lea was the
                                                                      had recently died. Sally, in NJ, raises
                          Alison Chase in Kinnelon, NJ,                                                              that she celebrated her 38th wedding        team. Their son, David, is working on a                                                    mother of Jeralea Fooshee Hesse ’61,
                                                                      horses for show and has a son who is at
                          NancyDriggs in Tiverton, RI,                                                               anniversary this past March. Members        Masters in education and teaches at a                                                      Richard “ Rick” Fooshee ’68, and Nola
                                                                      Columbia Law School. Nancy also says her
                          Judy Guss Wien in Wakefield, MA,                                                           of the McIntosh family including two        private school in lower Manhattan where                                                    Fooshee Ray ’70 and grandmother of
                                                                      daughter’s wedding was officiated by the
                          Linda Honig in Singer, FL                                                                  children, Melissa and Beau, and four        he lives with his wife, Alyssa.                                                            Henry Fooshee ’02.
                                                                      Rev. Barbara Weeks Miner three years
                             and Franklin Lakes, NJ,                                                                 grandchildren are planning a family
                                                                      ago. Elena Love is still working with
                          Gretchen Leigh in Charlottesville, VA,                                                     reunion on their sailboat “Sails Call” in   Sarai “Sally” Maiselle is still serving as the
                                                                      Planned Parenthood in San Jose, CA.
                          Helga Lemke in Santa Rosa, CA,                                                             Oriental, NC. Margaret hopes some of        senior Pastor at Forest United Methodist
                                                                      Mary Riker is enjoying retirement with
                          Elena Love in San Jose, CA                                                                 her friends from Dwight School will join    Church in the Ocala National Forest in
                                                                      husband, Don and spending time
                             and Tucson, AZ,                                                                         them.                                       Florida. She lost both her mom, Mrs.
                                                                      between CT and FL. Lynda Honig Williams
                          Susan Newman in Metuchen, NJ,               and husband, Bill, recently entertained                                                    Johannessen in 2004 and her sister, Sue
                          Genie Nicholas Revson in Pine Plains, NY                                                   Alumni were thrilled to attend a special    Worthington ’62, in 2007. They were her
                                                                      Marcia Struhl Schwartz and daughter at
                             and Palm Beach, FL,                                                                     concert get-together spearheaded by the     best friends and it is strange to be
                                                                      their home in Franklin Lakes. Lynda also
                          Merilee Oakes in Topanga, CA,                                                              Alumni Office and Sandy Hicks Ganoung       “carrying on” without them. Her daughter,
                                                                      keeps in touch with Karen Lane Fierstein
                          Beth Phyfe Perkins in Belchertown, MA,                                                     ’69 with classmate and entertainer          Gabrielle Clark Robill married two years
                                                                      ’65. Marcia lost her husband two years
                          Mary Riker McAllister in Bristol, CT,                                                      Lesley Gore this past May 2009. Gore        ago. Fun for Sarai, in addition to the
                                                                      ago. She reports daughter in a PhD
                          Susan Roberts Womack in                                                                    sang at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency    ministry, is raising two puppies and
                                                                      program in Classical Studies at Harvard.
                             Pawley’s Island, SC,                                                                    in New York. Gore is perhaps best known     quilting. She has made more than 40
                                                                      Marcia also reports having had lunch with
                          Dr. Ingrid Rosen in Alingsas, Sweden,                                                      for her 1963 pop hit, “It’s My Party”,      quilts in the past three years.
                                                                      Susan Newman this year.”
                          Nancy Stock Young in Silver Bay, NY,                                                       which she recorded at the age of 16. In
                          Marcia Struhl in Boston, MA,                                                               addition to “Party” Gore sang “The Look     Cynthia Fuller Walker is taking Karate
                          Rev. Barbara Weeks Miner in
                             Falmouth, MA,
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                                                                                       Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                                                                     Of Love” and “Sunshine, Lollipops and
                                                                                                                     Rainbows”. The concert was a hit and
                                                                                                                                                                 with her grandson, Hunter. She is the
                                                                                                                                                                 oldest person in the class, but she still
                          Ginny Weleck Ricken in Scottsdale, AZ,      Please send news to your class rep:            the meet-and-greet afterwards was a         manages to keep up. Look for her new
                          and Kathie Wolin in Laguna Woods, CA.       Armand Pohan                                   special treat! (See photo opposite page.)   book, “Freeing the Light Within,” which is
                                                                      E-mail: APohan@aol.com                                                                     to be published soon.
                          Many of these alumnae are planning to
                          get together for our 50th Reunion in June   Armand Pohan invites members of the
                          of 2010. Please SAVE THE DATE               ESB and Dwight School Class of 1960 as
                                                                                                                                                                 Singer/entertainer Lesley Gore ’64
                          June 4-June 5, 2009.                        his guests to attend a cruise on the                                                       (2nd from left) delighted fans and fellow
                                                                      Hudson River Friday evening on June 4,                                                     D-E alumni at a recent concert in New York
                                                                      2010. Details soon to follow!                                                              (see story opposite page.)
CLASSNOTES
                          Particularly noteworthy is that many ESB        I have also learned that we have lost three     over, and being the spoiled suburban
                          athletes from the classes of ’67 and ’68
                          attended the memorial service including
                                                                          of our classmates, Beth Levin, Susan
                                                                          Keene and Anne Rueling. Our upcoming
                                                                                                                          Fillmore brat/snobs that we were, we
                                                                                                                          turned around.... Great album though.”
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                          Bill Bierce, Dean Lynch, Fred Lepore and        40th reunion that we will be held on                                                                                                                                                                  Please send news to your class reps:
                          Steve Whitney, and Doug Thomson and             Saturday, June 5, 2010, will be a great time                                                                                                                                                          Mrs. Alisa Liskin Clausen
                          Ed Imperatore from the ESB ’68.                 to honor and celebrate ourselves, our
                                                                          achievements and our fellow classmates.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DK 6200
                          Other alums attending were Joan Van             Please take a moment and send me some           Class rep needed                                                                                                                                      Åbenrå, DENMARK
                          Alstyne Johnson Dwight ’44 and her              news of yourself and who you would like to                                                                                                                                                            E-mail: alisa@clausen.mail.dk
                          spouse, Ron Wittreich, uncle of Michael         hear from. Some of us started at the school     Nancy Carrey is a Physician Assistant at
                          Wittreich ’92, Patty Thomson Russell            together from Little Dwight, others like me,    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in                                                                                                                   Ms. Linda Dabagian Galgano
                          Dwight ’61 and her husband Bill, and            left before graduating. We are all members      Baltimore, working in Herpetology and Liver                                                                                                           248 Purdue Court
                          Sandra Ganoung Hicks Lynn Gordon                of the great Dwight Class of 1970! It would     Transplant. This year brings empty nesting                                                                                                            Paramus, NJ 07652
                          Lepore from the Dwight ’69.                     be great to hear news from you and to see       as her third and youngest son, Jesse, starts                                                                                                          E-mail: Ldab58@hotmail.com
                                                                          you next June!”                                 college at Carnegie-Mellon for Musical
                                                                                                                          Theater. Her middle son, Ben, is a student                                                                                                            Lisa Diaz Nash writes, “I had quite a D-E
                           D 68                                           Jane Kaufman and Debra Olla
                                                                          Freedman were visiting Englewood
                                                                                                                          at the University of Maryland College Park,
                                                                                                                          and her eldest son, David, lives in Cairo,
                                                                                                                                                                         The Class of ’74 at their 35th reunion table on Leggett Field                                          quarter! In May I returned to D-E after far
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                too long and received the Distinguished
                          Please send news to your class rep:             during the school’s spring break week.          Egypt where he works as a Program                                                                                                                     Alumni Award during D-E Alumni Reunion.
                          Mrs. Allie Kissam Delventhal
                          E-mail: akd50@earthlink.net
                                                                          We talked our way into Leggett Hall and
                                                                          found our old lockers and classrooms,
                                                                                                                          Coordinator for a USAID funded agency,
                                                                                                                          AMIDEAST. Nancy has been married for 28
                                                                                                                                                                                     74                                                   75       35th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, June 5, 2010       Then, the next day, I was privileged to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Commencement speaker for the DE
                                                                          e.g., Mrs. Sagan, Madame Kovacs and             years to Doug, an Assistant Attorney           Please send news to your class rep:                  Please send news to your class rep:               class of 2009. They all looked much more
                                                                          Mrs. Gelman! Even though we were                General, who is counsel to the Maryland        Ms. Catherine Campbell-Rodriguez                     Mr. Stefan Bucek                                  “together” than I was back in 1976. Diane
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                                                                          disoriented by the new additions, the           Department of Information Technology.          334 Jefferson Avenue                                 7148 Via Carmela                                  Barzman Heiman, Cindy Frank Edelsen,
                                                                          girls’ room is exactly the same way! The                                                       Cresskill, NJ 07626                                  San Jose, CA 95139-1125                           and Yoko Saegi Eng were in the audience
                          Please send news to your class rep:             school campus looks great and it was                                                           E-mail: brodri@juno.com                              E-mail: skbucek@comcast.net                       to cheer me on. Things at the Blue Planet
                          Ms. Ali Chase Hassan
                          3519 Hilltop Lane
                                                                          fun! Everyone there was so kind to us!           E 71                                          The Class of 1974 had a fantastic time               Joanne Tobias Baker writes that “I can’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Run, www.blueplanetrun.org continue to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                busy, but are so rewarding.”
                          Plano, TX 75023-8030                                                                            Please send news to your class rep:            the day of the reunion this past May.                believe it’s been 34 years since we




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fall 2009
                          E-mail: achase1@pisd.edu
                                                                           E 70            40th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                           Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                                                                          Mr. Merrick Cohen
                                                                                                                          16 Nelson Drive
                                                                                                                                                                         The following classmates attended the
                                                                                                                                                                         reunion: Elizabeth Schuster, Lesley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              graduated from D-E. It seems like yesterday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when Colette Leiber had ice cream with                        77
                          By the time you read this note, our senior      Please send news to your class reps:            Chestnut Hill, MA 02467                        Nonkin Seymour, Susan Devine-Lempert                 ketchup on it at her sweet sixteen party at
32                        slumber party in Rhode Island will be a         Mr. Samuel L. Davis                             E-mail: mlcohen@rcn.com                        and her husband, Bob, Deborah                        Sid Allen’s restaurant!! It seems like last       Please send news to your class rep:            33
                          successful memory! I will post pictures in      8 Littlefield Court                                                                            Isaacson Bertini, Marla Diamond Cohen,               week that the Papels drove up in their white      Mrs. Robin Goldfischer Hollander
                          next edition of D-E Today. Please join the      Haworth, NJ 07641                                                                                                                                   convertible Mercedes with ’arrive alive’ on       370 Lydecker Street
                          “Dwight School of Girls Class of 1969”
                          Facebook group, to find updated
                                                                          E-mail: Sam@dsslaw.com                           D 72                                          Eve Beebe, Wendy Levine, Karen
                                                                                                                                                                         Farnsworth Einsidler, Irene Sandborg,
                                                                                                                                                                         Betty Aynilian Cherkezian, Frank Kobola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the license plate!”                               Englewood, NJ 07631
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E-mail: hollander@nj.rr.com
                          information on our class. You have to join      Steve Abrams                                    Please send news to your class rep:            and his wife Laura, Robin Lasser Case,
                          Facebook first and then click on the            E-mail: Steve@sjabrams.com                      Ms. Emily Klotz                                Kathy McKenna, Peggy Feldman Verhoof
                          groups. Otherwise, please keep in touch                                                         40 Richard Street                              and Cathy Campbell-Rodriquez. In fact,
                          with the class via Ali Chase Hassan.            From Mark Griffin: “My Woodstock                Tenafly, NJ 07670                              we had such a good time that a group of
                                                                          memory starts two weeks prior to the            E-mail: eklotz@rcn.com                         us met the next day and lunched with
                                                                          festival in Atlantic City. My 17 year old
                           E 69                                           buddies and I went to a hot, humid
                                                                          concert at the Atlantic City Raceway where
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                                                                                                                                                                         Cindy Coren Glick. Recently, Lisa
                                                                                                                                                                         Bonacarti came to town, and dined
                                                                                                                                                                         separately with Peggy Feldman Verhoof
                          Please send news to your class rep:             Little Richard was the top bill opened by “a                                                   and Sue Devine-Lempert. Cathy
                          Mr. Richard H. Hunter                           group called Santana.“ Well...that was          Please send news to your class reps:
                                                                                                                                                                         Campbell met up with Linda Nash
                          1138 King Street, 3rd Floor                     interesting. We had thought this                Mr. Michael Bruno
                                                                                                                                                                         Merker recently, and conversed with
                          Christiansted, St. Croix                        Woodstock thing would be good, since            21 Whippoorwill Road
                                                                                                                                                                         Arlene Sarfin Graime and Susan Graber
                          U.S. Virgin Islands 00820                       we’d spent the better part of every             Armonk, NY 10504-1328
                                                                                                                                                                         Lanotte. Marge Brown, unfortunately,
                          E-mail: rhunter@islands.vi                      weekend for the last two years at the           E-mail: msb@stonebridgepartners.com
                                                                                                                                                                         couldn’t join us as she was in Hawaii.
                                                                          Fillmore East (whatever happened to                                                            Brett Casser had planned to attend, but
                                                                          “Cousin It”?) and had seen all the acts,        Mr. David Hovsepian
                           D 70              40th Reunion Celebration
                                             Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                          but now, this Carlos guy made it seem
                                                                          worthwhile. Tickets were a bummer,
                                                                                                                          2400 West El Camino Real, #307
                                                                                                                          Mountain View, CA 94040
                                                                                                                                                                         was busy with a college graduation.
                                                                                                                                                                         Finally, at the last minute, co-chair, Joann
                                                                                                                                                                         Koutros Weiss couldn’t attend.
                          Please send news to your class reps:            though, because they were hard to get and       E-mail: hovsepian@stanford.edu
                          Mrs. Sandra Carnes Galitzer                     $$$ for guys used to the Fillmore $5
                                                                                                                                                                         Facebook has helped a lot with
                          86 Fulton Street, Apt. 1                        standard (yeah $5 - all the top ’60’s acts -
                          Weehawken, NJ 07086
                          E-mail: sandragalitzer@aol.com
                                                                          eat your heart out - but I’d rather be 25!).
                                                                          So, away we go. We get to the exit on Rt.
                                                                                                                           D 73                                          reconnecting people who for some, had
                                                                                                                                                                         not really been in touch in over 30
                                                                                                                                                                         years. Plan ahead, D-E Class of ’74 and
                                                                          17 (a freeway for you Westerners) and           Please send news to your class rep:
                                                                                                                          Ms. Suzanne Nutt                               let’s keep Frank in good company —                   2009 Commencement Speaker Lisa Diaz Nash ’76 enjoyed the company of her classmates.
                          Sandra Carnes Galitzer updates her fellow       there were tents all over the place,
                                                                                                                          E-mail: snutt@syarch.com                       come on guys start showing! Stayed                   Pictured from left: Diane Barzman Heiman, Lisa Diaz Nash, Yoko Saegi Eng, Cindy Frank Edelson,
                          classmates, “It amazes me how strong and        including the median, thousands of cars
                                                                                                                                                                         tuned for next gathering!                            and Maria Sanchez-Gardner ’78.
                          resilient we all are. I have received news of   parked on both sides of both directions
                          hip replacements, cancer survivors and          and we were STILL 10 miles from the
                          success overcoming mental obstacles.            concert. We’ll, truth be told, we looked that
CLASSNOTES
                                                                         Gita Krull-Aquila reports that she and                                                                                                      local Councils. If any members of the      friendship, kindness, beauty and
                                      78                                 her husband, Michael, daughter
                                                                         Gabrielle, and son Michael, were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     D-E community are planning to visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     London - or indeed already live in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                intelligence. In their honor an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                extraordinary sapling tree was planted,
                          Please send news to your class reps:           privileged to visit the Governor’s                                                                                                          area - please look me up! I’d be happy     along with a memorial plaque set in a
                          Mrs. Maria Sanchez Gardner                     Mansion, Drumthwachet, in Princeton                                                                                                         to supply information on Portobello,       picturesque location on the hill adjacent
                          31 Ray Street                                  as she was honored with receiving the                                                                                                       Golborne, or any of London’s other         to the Swartley Art Center. I encourage
                          Bridgewater, NJ 08807                          Wynona M. Lipman Visionary Award for                                                                                                        wonderful markets, and perhaps even        all who visit D-E to stop by this memorial,
                          Telephone: 201-569-9500, ext. 3413             2008. The award was given through                                                                                                           conduct a personal guided tour!”           made possible thanks to the generous
                          E-mail: mgardner@alumni.princeton.edu          the NJ Department of Community                                                                                                                                                         donations by members of our Class of
                                                                         Affairs Division on Women and the NJ                                                                                                                                                   ’84 and friends of the school.”
                          Mr. Paul Marber
                          37 Sullivan Drive
                                                                         Advisory Commission on the Status of
                                                                         Women. Commissioner Joseph Doria
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                          Jericho, NY 11753-1938                         presented the award which recognized                                                                                                        Please send news to your class reps:
                          E-mail: Rebramp@aol.com                        Dr. Krull-Aquila’s service as a tireless                                                                                                    Mr. Ron Pomerantz
                                                                         advocate for women with HIV/AIDS for                                                                                                        E-mail: ronpomerantz@yahoo.com
                          Vivien Hoexter sent in this update: “In        more than 20 years.
                          February, I joined John Jay College of                                                                                                                                                     Mrs. Lisa Canino D’Allesandro
                          Criminal Justice as Vice President for         As Director of Client Services with the                                                                                                     E-mail: lisa@candal.net
                          Marketing and Development. John Jay,           AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey
                                                                         since 2003, Dr. Krull-Aquila has
                          under new leadership, is being
                          transformed from a ’cop shop’ to a
                          liberal arts college with a focus on
                                                                         overseen more than 20 programs that
                                                                         assist and treat over 800 victims of
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                                                                                                                      Paul Lucas ’79 and Hilary Merole ’76                                                           Please send news to your class reps:
                          justice, broadly defined. It is wonderful to   HIV/AIDS. She has also authored much                                                         Rachel Zarghami Wolf ’84 with Dr. De Jarnett
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                          help lead that change. My husband,             of the final planning document that                                                          at the Class of ’84 memorial service.          Mrs. Amy Shlafer Gerber
                          Mark, and I celebrated our fifth wedding       addresses the needs of women affected        Paul Lucas caught up with Hilary                                                               23 Rio Vista Drive
                          anniversary in May with a trip to Istanbul     by HIV/AIDS in the state and serves as a     Meserole ’76, Bitsy Osder ’82, Cheryl                                                          Alpine, NJ 07620
                          and Israel in June/July. E-mail me at
                          v_hoexter@yahoo.com for more details!”
                                                                         template for the state to combat
                                                                         HIV/AIDS through the creation of public
                                                                                                                      Stotter ’82 and Joey Langer ’84 in LA on
                                                                                                                      his way to Australia in February. All were
                                                                                                                                                                                  81                                 E-mail: shlafe627@aol.com

                                                                         policy, treatment programs and services.     great and looked fantastic! He also had a       Please send news to your class rep:            Mr. Kenneth Handel




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fall 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kaveh Alizadeh, M.D. ’84
                                                                                                                      great night with Karen Lovejoy ’79 and          Mr. Kenneth Lenskold                           237 East Enid Drive
                                                                                                                      Amanda Naughton ’83 when they were              E-mail: kenlenskold@yahoo.com                  Key Biscayne, FL 33149-2206                Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, President of Long
34
                                                                                    79                                in NYC. He will be in London, Edinburgh
                                                                                                                      and Dublin this summer with shows. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E-mail: Kenhandel@aol.com                  Island Plastic Surgical Group, writes that he
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                                                                         Please send news to your class rep:
                                                                         Mrs. Elizabeth Mettler Bacon
                                                                                                                      details, visit Paul’s web page:
                                                                                                                      prez@paullucasproductions.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                  82                                 Mrs. Leslie Gerber Harris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     420 East 72nd Street, Apt. 5E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was a proud recipient of the 23rd Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ellis Island Medals of Honor Award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                presented by The National Ethnic Coalition
                                                                         Blair Academy                                                                                Please send news to your class rep:            New York, NY 10021                         of Organizations (NECO)on Ellis Island this
                                                                                                                                                                      Mrs. Patricia Arlin Bradley                    E-mail: leslieharris@nyc.rr.com
                                                                         P.O. Box 600
                                                                         Blairstown, NJ 07825
                                                                         E-mail: quenames@yahoo.com
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                                                                                                                                           Saturday, June 5, 2010     52 Washington Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                      River Edge, NJ 07661-2431                      Rachel Zarghami Wolf shared the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                past May. Each year since 1986, NECO –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                whose mission is to honor our diverse Past,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to advocate for positive change in the
                                                                                                                      Please send news to your class rep:             E-mail: pabradley@aol.com                      following, reflective note after the May   Present, and to build strong leaders for the
                                                                         Heidi Skolnik paid a special visit to the    Dr. Bard Cosman                                                                                2009 Reunion event:                        Future – has honored our nation’s diverse
                                                                         Dwight-Englewood campus this spring, as      8708 Nottingham Place                           Mark Atkinson updated his career                                                          past by sponsoring the Ellis Island Medals
                                                                         a featured assembly speaker on               La Jolla, CA 92037-2128                         profile on the website as follows, “I’ve       “On May 30, 2009 the Class of 1984         of Honor. Kaveh is passionate about
                                                                         nutritional health for D-E Upper School                                                      recently begun working for the Royal           gathered to celebrate its 25th high        helping those in need and uses
                                                                         students. Skolnik, M.S., C.D.N., FACSM,      Jeffrey Hanson writes that he has lived in      Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as           school graduation from D-E. Thirty         international medicine as a means to bring
                                                                         is the Sports Nutrition Consultant to the    Bernardsville, NJ for 23 years. He and his      their first-ever Markets Development           classmates returned to campus for this     American goodwill to less fortunate people
                                                                         New York Giants Football Team, the           wife, Sarah, have been married for 25           Officer. My role is to bring new vitality      milestone reunion. It was an exciting      around the world. In addition, Kaveh has
                                                                         Juilliard School, and the School of          years and they have three children: Jeff        to Portobello and Golborne markets             day, full of laughter, reminiscence and    donated his personal vacation time to carry
                                                                         American Ballet. She has worked with         Jr., Courtney, and Kyle. All three of the       and to ensure the long term financial          good conversation. The day began early     out hundreds of free surgeries in dozens of
                                                                         athletes from the NBA and MLB, and is a      children graduated from Blair Academy           viability of the markets and market            on campus and continued into the           countries over the past 15 years. Kaveh
                                                                         contributing advisor to Men’s Health         where they reconnected with former              streets. I’ll be conducting research,          evening at a downtown Englewood            Alizadeh is also proud to be a past recipient
                                                                         magazine. Skolnik recently co-authored       faculty member, Sam Bacon and Betsy             developing media and information               hotspot. We thank the school for           of the Dwight-Englewood School
                                                                         The Reverse Diet: Lose Weight by Eating      Mettler Bacon’79. Jeff and Courtney             campaigns, creating training and               hosting a great 25th Reunion Class         Distinguished Alumni Award. For further
                                                                         Dinner for Breakfast and Breakfast for       attended University of Colorado. Kyle           incentive programs for local                   Dinner. Earlier that morning, members      information about NECO and the Ellis
                                                                         Dinner. In her remarks, Skolnik spoke        attends University of Maryland and is on        entrepreneurs, engaging local youth,           of the Class of ’84, and the family and    Island Medals of Honor, please visit:
                                                                         about the importance of eating “real         the wrestling team. Jeffrey is a principle      commissioning entertainment and                friends of class members Tina Weiss,       www.neco.org.
                                                                         meals,” how smart nutrition can              in the Hampshire Companies, a                   public art, building partnerships with         Faranak Fatemi and Christine Heath
                                                                         contribute to overall success and            commercial real estate investment               local, national and international              gathered in front of Leggett Hall to       Andrea Golaine Case reports that her
                                                                         performance excellence, and how “if you      company, located in Bernardsville. He is        agencies and organizations, and more.          honor these three young women who          family is moving from NJ to Massachusetts.
                                                                         don’t practice well, you don’t play well.”   also a partner in the Bernards Inn which        This represents a significant mid-             had passed away since graduation.          She, her husband, Doug, and children Jack
                                                                         Skolnik’s reflections on working with NFL    was recently rated “number 1”among NJ           career course change, and I couldn’t           The impressive gathering came              and Renee, are excited to move to a new
                                                                         players and their feelings on the            restaurants by the Star Ledger.                 be more thrilled - not to mention a bit        together that day to honor not only who    house and new schools in Wayland. She
                          Heidi Skolnik ’79 on the D-E campus during
                          her visit with US students, with Alumni        importance of ’Super Bowl ring-bling’                                                        humbled - to have landed such an               these women were, but very importantly     enjoyed the 25th reunion!
                          Director Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78             resonated well with the students!                                                            incredible job at one of Britain’s best        what they brought to the world:
CLASSNOTES
                                                                             Thomas “Tom” Taccetta was recently
                                      85        25th Reunion Celebration
                                                Saturday, June 5, 2010       featured in the Sunday New York
                                                                             Times, appeared on “Voodoo
                                                                                                                                             89
                          Please send news to your class reps:               Economics” on the ABC News Nightline               Please send news to your class reps:
                          Ms. Laura Nadel Eisen                              show and was also profiled on South                Mrs. Lydia Bartletta Cochran
                          5013 Benton Avenue                                 Florida Today (NBC-TV, Miami) on the               1669 Belle Isle Circle
                          Bethesda, MD 20814                                 subject of people in finance who                   Atlanta, GA 30329
                          E-mail: lleisen@erols.com                          consult psychics.
                                                                                                                                Ms. Patti Smith Barrett
                          Mr. Marc Jerome                                                                                       221 Washington Ave.
                          E-mail:mjerome@monroecollege.edu                               88                                     Chatham, NJ 07928
                                                                                                                                Telephone: 973- 507-9359
                                                                             Please send news to your class rep:                E-mail: pasmith68@hotmail.com
                                      86                                     Mr. Christopher Green
                                                                             E-mail: chris@producersguild.org                   Rebecca Rigolosi submitted the following
                          Please send news to your class rep:                                                                   heartfelt essay on her 20th Reunion this
                          Ms. Alisa Gettenberg Lessing                       Ms. Elizabeth Youngman                             past May 2009:
                          150 East 69th Street, Apt 7A                       E-mail:
                          New York, NY 10021                                 eyoungman@redcarpetoccasions.com                   “100th and the Best, Class of ’89”
                          E-mail: alisa.lessing@gs.com                       After failing to become a ballerina,               I think everyone has a vision of what their
                                                                             Rebecca Shulman became a rather                    own 20th high school reunion will be like. In
                                                                             well-known tango dancer, spending her              so many ways, things have changed, but in
                                      87                                     twenties flying back and forth to                  so many ways, how they have stayed the
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                                                                             Argentina to dance the nights away                 same! We marveled at each other and how
                          Please send news to your class reps:               and sleep all day. For the past 15                 we have — or have not — changed, and
                          Ms. Elissa Gross                                   years, she’s been teaching tango for               gushed over each other’s children,
                          E-mail: horseback1024@aim.com                      Dance Manhattan on 19th Street, as                 spouses, photos and baby bumps.
                                                                             well as teaching and performing at
                          Mr. James Liu                                      tango festivals all over the country.              The Class of 1989’s 20th Reunion this past




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fall 2009
                          E-mail: LJLiu@aol.com                              (Check her out on YouTube, if you like.)           May was a bittersweet event. While it was a
                                                                             Upon finding herself at 37—despite a               happy occasion meant to celebrate each
                          Rachel Klein Forest and husband,                   thrilling love life—still unmarried and            other and our time at D-E, we also mourned
36                        Steve, welcomed their third child, Lucy            living alone with her cats, she decided            the loss of an important and central figure                                                                                                                                                           37
                          Elizabeth Forest, on November 20,                  to have a child. Her daughter, Lila                in our class, Elias Katsaros. Thanks to the
                          2008. Rachel also reports that big                 Jemsea Seren Shulman, arrived with                 hard work of the Reunion Planning and
                          sister, Anna, and big brother, Ryan, love          great joy this past November. Word on                                                              The class of ’89 shows some spirit at their 20th Reunion.
                                                                                                                                Memorial Committees, we exceeded our
                          having a baby in the family.                       the street is that Lila is just learning to        fundraising goal of $5,000 in Eli’s memory.
                                                                                                                                                                                a gift from our class, and it sits in the most     The Class of ’89 then enjoyed the
                          Randi Scheiner Valencia and her
                                                                             roll over, and makes all manner of
                                                                             adorable squeaky sounds.
                                                                                                                                With those funds, we donated a beautiful
                                                                                                                                wooden bench with Eli’s name engraved as
                                                                                                                                                                                perfect spot, overlooking Leggett Field,
                                                                                                                                                                                where athletes practice and play, as Eli did,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   stunningly bright and crystal clear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sun-filled afternoon with a wonderful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 90        20th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Saturday, June 5, 2010
                          husband Sergio welcomed their son,
                                                                                                                                                                                and where students mingle and socialize.           lunch on Leggett Field, followed by fun            Please send news to your class rep:
                          Andre Elijah, on March 30, 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                Head of School Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett            and games with their kids on the field,            Mr. Brett Goldstein
                                                                                                                                                                                opened the ceremony with moving words              all provided by D-E. We caught up with             E-mail: goldsbr@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                                                                about the legacy and impact of donating            past teachers, legends to us now (Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                such a memorial, a place that will come to         Refkin! Mr. Bacon!) and marveled at                Laurie Sorabella Carroll writes, “In April,
                                                                                                                                                                                be known as “Eli’s Bench.” Coach George            how the campus has grown.                          my husband (Robert) and I welcomed a
                                                                                                                                                                                gave a glowing recap of Eli’s athletic                                                                new baby girl, Haven Flora Carroll. She is
                                                                                                                                                                                prowess that made us all smile through our         It was a memorable day on so many levels           our third child, joining brothers Quinn, age
                                                                                                                                                                                tears. Peter Leibman gave an emotional             and in so many ways. It is hard to know if         4, and Travis, age 2. We live in Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                and poignant tribute to his dear friend and        the day happened as everyone had                   Beach where I work part-time as a marine
                                                                                                                                                                                roommate that moved us all. Eli’s dear             envisioned, but by the end of the afternoon        scientist, restoring oyster reefs and water
                                                                                                                                                                                childhood friend, Billy Amana, read remarks        there was one thing for certain—there was a        quality in the Chesapeake Bay. I spend the
                                                                                                                                                                                written by Mike Yang. Then with a smile            strong, almost electric, positive energy for       rest of my time coming up with creative
                                                                                                                                                                                from ear to ear that channeled Eli himself,        those of us there, a closeness, familiarity        ways to raise and entertain our three
                                                                                                                                                                                Eli’s son, Zach, cut the ribbon for the bench      and comfort in reconnecting. While many of         children. Last month, I drove to New Jersey
                                                                                                                                                                                to thunderous applause. Also in attendance         us keep in touch electronically, it felt special   to visit my Sorabella siblings:
                                                                                                                                                                                were Eli’s mother, Jennie Katsaros, and            to be physically present with each other.          Jean Sorabella Rachofsky ’89 now gives
                                                                                                                                                                                Eli’s college roommate and his wife, and                                                              educational talks at the Metropolitan
                                                                                                                                                                                Craig and Jen Fischer.                             As D-E’s 100th graduating class, I think           Museum of Art, and she enjoys raising her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   most of would agree that we’ve lived up to         daughter, Melissa; Bill Sorabella ’93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the slogan given to us during our early days       works as a lawyer in New York City and has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   at D-E — “100th and the Best, Class of ’89”.       two children, Sophia and Luca; and Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sorabella ’02 has just begun his fourth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      year at Columbia Medical School.”
                          Rebecca Rigolosi ’89 (far left) and Peter Leibman ’89 (2nd from right) joined “Coach George” and Jennie Katsoras in the morning dedication of a
                          memorial bench honoring classmate Eli Katsoras ’89.
CLASSNOTES

                                                                                                                                                                                        97                                    Summer Connections 2009 Reflections
                                                                                                                                        94                                                                                    By Susan Abramson, Adventures Program Director

                                                                                                                             Please send news to your class reps:           Please send news to your class rep:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e believe that just because school is out for the summer children don’t need to
                                                                                                                             Ms. Eevin Hartsough
                                                                                                                             527 Ninth Avenue, Apt. 2B
                                                                                                                             New York, NY 10018
                                                                                                                             E-mail: hartsough@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                            Ms. Chianoo Schneider
                                                                                                                                                                            391 Morrow Road
                                                                                                                                                                            Englewood, NJ 07631
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              W         stop learning. Summer Adventures presented an opportunity for children to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        experience Dwight-Englewood with a summertime “twist”. Summer Adventures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2009 was a careful blend of education and recreation focused on a carefully chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              theme, which allowed teachers to find opportunities for students to experience and
                                                                                                                                                                            Check out alumni profile for Harumi               explore the world in ways they might not have time for during the school year, all while
                                                                                                                             Mr. Rafi Jafri                                 Rhodes on page 10.                                embracing the spirit of a Dwight-Englewood education.
                                                                                                                             25 Snyder Road
                                                                                                                             Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632                     Bilge Kaylon is starting her fifth and final      This years’ theme, The Hudson River, seized on the fact that 2009-2010 reflects the 400th
                                                                                                                             E-mail: rjafri@alumni.uchicago.edu             year of General Surgery residency at              anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the river, and it also allowed us to explore a
                                                                                                                                                                            Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.           living, ever-changing classroom right outside our door. As part of our study of the Hudson
                                                                                                                             Ms. Laura Swain                                She has started applying for fellowships          River we spent time in classrooms reading, writing, and singing about the river. Weekly
                                                                                                                             234 Thompson Street, Apt. 5                    in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care,             field trips found us encountering the river in myriad ways, from skeining and hiking to even
                                                                                                                             New York, NY 10012-1342                        which she hopes to start next summer.             sailing. This up close and personal experience created an atmosphere where students
                                                                                                                             E-mail: lauraswain@hotmail.com                                                                   came to understand, love and of course respect what they are studying, in this case an
                                                                                                                                                                            B. Patrick Murray has finished his                amazing and beautiful natural resource right outside our door.
                                                                                                                             Karen Buckmiller was recently published        second year at New York College of
                                                                                                                             in the April Edition of “INSIDE DUKE           Osteopathic Medicine. He will be at               One highlight for us was when D-E Alumna Christine Fehle ’03 served as our guide in
                                                                                                                             MEDICINE.“ The article focused on the          Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx              Palisade Park. Her passion for the protection of and service to the river and its inhabitants
                                                                                                                             role of Occupational Therapy in the NICU       for a third year. He was commissioned             was contagious. Moreover our campers loved the many opportunities to get their hands (not
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                                                                                                                             (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Karen an       as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force              to mention their entire arms and legs!) wet. (See p. 40-41 for additional notes from Fehle.)
                          History department chair and faculty member Carol De Vito (2nd from right) enjoys the company of
                          her new grandchild, Ella Farnsworth, daughter of Sara ’91 and james ’83. (See story below.)        M.S.,OTR/L has been at Duke Children’s         last summer.
                                                                                                                             Hospital for six years, and has developed                                                        Respect is one of Dwight-Englewood’s core values, and at Summer Adventures we work
                                                                                                                             many innovative feeding methods                                                                  hard to infuse this into all we do. In the words of one of our youngest campers, “I loved

                                      91                                                92                                   currently used by Duke and many other
                                                                                                                             Children’s hospitals.
                                                                                                                                                                                        98                                    learning about how important the river is to all of us. It is so important to take care of it,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to be gentle to its (inhabitants), and to preserve it for children like us in the future!”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fall 2009
                                                                                                                                                                            Please send news to your class reps:
                          Please send news to your class reps:              Please send news to your class reps:                                                            Ms. Kristin Laoudis
                                                                                                                             Andrew Immerman and Janelle Lin
                          Ms. Alexis Charnee                                Ms. Elsie Mak                                                                                   E-mail: tcbk64@aol.com                         Phillip Brill-Edwards completed the                  Ja-Young Kim returned this past spring
                                                                                                                             welcome their first child, Lucas Shen
38                        480 Stuyvesant Avenue                             7000 Boulevard East, Apt. 28G                                                                                                                  Ironman – Lake Placid race this past                 from a concert tour of China and North         39
                                                                                                                             Immerman, born on May 31, 2009.
                          Rutherford, NJ 07070                              Guttenberg, NJ 07093-5036                                                                       Ms. Helyett P. Piney                           summer. Phil recently wrote to Liz Traub,            Korea, where he performed as a pianist
                          E-mail: AlexisCharnee@yahoo.com                                                                                                                   E-mail: spice317@aol.com                       current Middle School Dean and faculty               with the Pyongyang National Orchestra. Ja-
                          Ms. Robin Schulman
                                                                            Mr. Bradley Tevelow
                                                                            E-mail: btevelow@yahoo.com                                  95       15th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, June 5, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                            Ms. Regina Scarpa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           member: “After ten months of workouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that nearly killed me, I actually finished my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yong describes the trip as a “fascinating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (and sometimes scary) experience for me,
                          2083 Sacramento Street, Apt. 102                                                                                                                  723 Jenney Trail                               twelve hour race that also nearly killed me!         especially with the heightened tension
                                                                                                                             Please send news to your class rep:
                          San Francisco, CA 94109                           Amy Rhodes Froehlich and her husband,                                                           Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417                       That said, it was the most amazing                   between North Korea and the US right
                                                                                                                             Ms. Nirupama Nukalapati
                          E-mail: robinschulman@mac.com                     Dan, are pleased to announce the arrival of                                                                                                    experience of my life. From the swim to the          now- but it was still an exciting and
                                                                                                                             177 East 93rd Street, Apt. 1A
                                                                            their second child, Lia Eiko Froehlich, born     New York, NY 10128                                                                            bike to the run, however, I could not have           enlightening trip, particularly since my
                          Elena Frigeri, ’91, and Adam Jiwan were
                          married on July 18, 2009 in Napa, CA.
                                                                            on May 10, 2009 — Mother’s Day! Evan (3
                                                                            years old) is a very proud big brother and
                                                                                                                             E-mail: niru125@aol.com                                    99                                 done it without all of your support. I thank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           you all from the bottom of my heart for your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                heritage is Korean.”
                          Also in attendance were Elena’s mother,           Aunt Harumi Rhodes ’97 loves playing with                                                       Please send news to your class rep:            donations, moral support and words of
                          Patricia Frigeri, D-E’s Registrar; Elena’s
                          brother Marco ’90; Laura Tutundgy ’91;
                                                                            her nephew and niece. Amy is still working
                                                                            at Carnegie Hall running a performance
                                                                                                                                        96                                  Ms. Claire Hambrick
                                                                                                                                                                            E-mail: ClaireRH@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           wisdom. The Association for the Visually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Impaired of Rockland County has received
                          and Tom Chung ’88. Elena and Adam                 and education leadership program for post-       Please send news to your class rep:                                                           over $10,000 thanks to all of you, and this
                          live in London, UK, where Elena works             graduate musicians and is living in              Mr. Joshua Fink                                Jordana Kirsh Berger and husband               will help this small, hard-working
                          as the international public relations             Brooklyn. She can be reached at                  525 East 72nd Street, Apt. 32-H                Jason Berger welcomed their new baby           organization greatly.”
                          manager for Capgemini.                            rhodes.amy@gmail.com if you want to drop         New York, NY 10021                             girl, Emma Lilly, on February 27, 2009.
                                                                            her a note!                                                                                     Emma weighed 7 lbs., 10 ounces, and            Rebecca Jorgensen Indibi and her
                          Proud Parents Sara Lewis Farnsworth and                                                            Siranoush Dervogormiyaciyan accepted           was 21.5 inches long.                          husband Amir are pleased to announce
                          James Farnsworth ’83 welcomed to the
                          world their baby daughter Ella, born May
                          31, 2009. Ella is the granddaughter of
                                                                                        93                                   a job with Pepsi Bottling Group as
                                                                                                                             Director of Consumer Packaging and
                                                                                                                             Insights after nearly four years with Booz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the arrival of their second child, Ronen Shai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Indibi, born on April 2, 2009. He joins big          Chad Mekles ’99 with NBA great Dwayne Wade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           brother Daniel, who is two years old.
                          longtime D-E History Department Faculty           Please send news to your class rep:              & Company. Siranoush is engaged and                                                           Rebecca was recently promoted and is                 Chad Mekles recently became a resident of
                          Member Carole Devito and former Faculty           Ms. Paola Lefcovich-Miller                       plans to marry this October.                                                                  currently working as a process technical             Englewood and has moved into the Oak
                          Member Pasquale DeVito. They reside in            230 Central Park West, Apt. 12J                                                                                                                writer in the Manufacturing Technical                Trail Townhouse Complex. Additionally,
                          Scarsdale, NY. Sara is a social worker, and       New York, NY 10024                                                                                                                             Sciences department at a microbial                   Chad has opened a youth sports complex
                          James is an attorney.                             E-mail: enana2000@hotmail.com                                                                                                                  biopharmaceuticals company outside of                in Cresskill called the Piermont Athletic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Boston. Her husband Amir is a produce                Club, focusing on basketball and birthday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           broker and the family plans to take a trip to        parties for kids. Chad also attended an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Israel in October.                                   Alonzo Mourning Charity event where he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                talked hoops with Miami Heat basketball
                                                                                                                                                                            Emma Lilly Berger, daughter of Jordana Kirsh                                                        Superstar and USA Olympic Champion
                                                                                                                                                                            Berger ’99                                                                                          Dwyane Wade.
CLASSNOTES
                                                                                                                         John McCabe has a number of pictures      environmental protection, back when I                                                           four games. In a doubleheader split against
                                      00        10th Reunion Celebration
                                                Saturday, June 5, 2010                01                                 from the premiere. To learn more visit
                                                                                                                         www.wareaglethemovie.com.
                                                                                                                                                                   was a student at D-E!” Having carved
                                                                                                                                                                   out a unique professional niche for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               04                                  Lake Forest College, she was 5-for-5 with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   four RBIs and two runs scored, then in a
                          Please send news to your class reps:             Please send news to your class reps:                                                    herself that also includes plant                Please send news to your class rep:             doubleheader sweep over Hope College
                          Mr. Peter Boyer                                  Ms. Nia Al’Mahdi                                                                        restoration, Fehre also directs                 Mr. Matthew Kopko                               she went 4-for-7 with two RBIs and one run.
                          E-mail: boyerp5@yahoo.com                        E-mail: AKappa4@aol.com                                                                 educational programs part-time at the           780 West End Ave. Apt 4F                        This was Julia’s first career UAA Athlete of
                                                                                                                                                                   Greenberg Nature Sanctuary in                   New York, NY 10025                              the Week citation.
                          Mr. Christopher Desir                            Mr. Roy Ben-Dor                                                                         Tenafly. Fehre was an experienced               E-mail: mattkopko@gmail.com
                          E-mail: Cdesir@aol.com                           E-mail: roybendor@gmail.com                                                             guide for several D-E Summer                                                                    Besides softball, Julia was able to make the
                                                                                                                                                                   Connections field trips, introducing the        Thomas Loh married Yifei Zhong, who is          dean’s list at the U. of Chicago. Julia wrote
                          Mr. Joseph Gothelf                               Ms. Juliana Zapata                                                                      camp’s Discovery campers to the                 from Auburn, AL, this past summer.              to say that attending U. of Chicago has
                          E-mail: emailme@joegothelf.com                   E-mail: julianazapata83@hotmail.com                                                     importance of water preservation and            Andrew Budd and Jordan Shafer attended          been a tremendous experience; it is a place
                                                                                                                                                                   the Hudson River’s many rich                    the small wedding in NYC. The Lohs are          overflowing with culture and opportunity.
                          Mr. Bryan Krane                                  David Torsiello toured nationally and in                                                resources; the fact that she is a D-E           currently living in St. Louis where they both   She can only imagine what the next three
                          E-mail: bryanknj@hotmail.com                     Canada this past year with the hit                                                      alumna was an added bonus! She                  attended undergraduate school.                  years have in store for her. Julia worked in
                                                                           Nickolodeon children’s musical, “Dora                                                   suggests visiting www.njpalisades.org                                                           the Edgewater, NJ Borough Hall this past
                          Planning for our ten year reunion is             the Explorer,” in the role of Swing. Alumni                                             and welcomes both current student                                                               summer as the Clerks Assistant.
                          underway and more details should be
                          available soon. Save the day of June 5th
                                                                           with young families in particular will
                                                                           recognize the various roles that David
                                                                                                                                                                   and alumni visitors to enjoy the park
                                                                                                                                                                   and its many offerings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               05       5th Reunion Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, June 5, 2010

                          for Reunions 2009 for an exciting
                          schedule of events on campus. Our class
                                                                           has been playing including Diego, Dora’s
                                                                           environmentalist cousin; Swiper the Fox;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Please send news to your class reps:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mr. Roy Moran
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                          dinner and party will take place the             Boots the Monkey; Tico the Squirrel; and                                                                                                E-mail: royxmoran@gmail.com                     Please send news to your class reps:
                          evening of June 5, 2010. If you have not         Benni the Bull. David tells us: “The show                                                                                                                                               Ms. Maya Gunaseharan
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                          already done so, please provide your             was just spectacular! There were Tony                                                                                                   Ms. Stephanie Rollo                             E-mail: mg324a@student.american.edu
                          updated email, mailing address, and cell         Award-affiliated designers who worked                                                                                                   E-mail: stephanie.rollo@gmail.com
                          phone number to Bryan Krane at                   on the set and lighting; the choreography                                                                                                                                               Ms. Amina Lawrence
                          bryanknj@hotmail.com or (201) 264-6476.          was great; and the producers —                Dan McCabe ’02 being interviewed on the                                                   Steven Hazarian just graduated from             E-mail: ALawrence@Howard.edu
                                                                           Broadway Across America (affiliated with      red carpet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Skidmore College this past May with a
                          Leslie Strongwater is the Director of            Live Nation) — were wonderful to all
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fall 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   degree in Business. Steven is now working
                          Programming at Dixon Place, NYC’s                affiliated with the show. Over the course     Greg Krane graduated from Tufts                                                           with Deloitte and Touches as an auditor.
                          experimental theater for performing and          of this tour I’ve been able to perform in     Veterinary School in May and started
                          literary artists, now in its new home on         incredible venues, including Radio City       practicing small animal medicine at the                                                                                                   Please send news to your class rep:
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                          Chrystie Street. She teaches in the public
                          school system and is pursuing her
                                                                           Music Hall. Now that I’m back home in
                                                                           the New York metro area, I look forward
                                                                                                                         Mt Laurel Animal Hospital in Mt Laurel,
                                                                                                                         NJ in June. He would to hear what any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               06                                  Ms. Neesha Khanna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E-mail: neeshakhanna@hotmail.com
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                          master’s degree in Theater and                   to getting back involved in theatre           classmates are up to and also to meet                                                     Please send news to your class rep:
                          Education at NYU.                                classes and auditioning for new roles         any alumni in the South Jersey or                                                         Ms. Kathryn Maffetone
                                                                           that will further broaden my experience.”     Philadelphia area.                                                                        E-mail: Kamaff10@holycross.edu                      Join us for the following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       upcoming Young Alumni (YA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Evan Vogel reports that he will be a senior         Events at D-E:
                                                                                      02                                            03                                                                             at The Catholic University of America in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Washington DC in the fall; he is also an            Friday, November 27
                                                                           Please send news to your class reps:          Please send news to your class reps:                                                      Orientation Advisor for the 2009                    “Coffee Hour” at Hulst House
                                                                           Ms. Kate Eyerman                              Ms. Terecille Basa-Ong                                                                    Orientation program, as well as the vice-           2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                                           E-mail: kae22@georgetown.edu                  E-mail: terecille@gmail.com                                                               president of the CUA Ballroom Dance team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Evan is engaged and plans to get married            Friday, December 18
                                                                           Ms. Samantha Silver                           Ms. Alison M. Desir                                                                       in August, 2010 in West Virginia.                   YA/Faculty lunch reception at
                                                                           30 Bogert Road                                E-mail: alison.desir@gmail.com                                                                                                                Hulst House immediately
                                                                           Demarest, NJ 07627                                                                                                                                                                          following the Jazz Rock Concert.

                                                                           Dan McCabe has received no less than
                                                                                                                         Mr. Michael Kopko
                                                                                                                         E-mail: kopko@post.harvard.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               07                                      Saturday, June 5
                                                                           five Best Actor nods from a variety of                                                                                                  Please send news to your class reps:                & Sunday, June 6
                                                                           film festivals across the US for his          Christina Fehre enjoyed working                                                           Mr. Marc Hajjar                                     Reunions/Graduation 2010
                                                                           outstanding work in “War Eagle,               hands-on with young students                                                              E-mail: Mjh126@gmail.com                            on campus
                                                                           Arkansas.” The film opened in                 attending D-E Summer Connections
                                                                           Nashville, Pensacola, Memphis and             this past season, sharing her                                                             Mr. Monil Kothari                                   Also, please note that the d-e.org
                                                                           Sacramento in September 2009.                 experience and insights in her current                                                    E-mail: Kothari_moni@bentley.edu                    email addresses for the Class of
                                                                           McCabe stars as Wheels, a young man           position as Trail Supervisor with the                                                                                                         2009 will be no longer be active
                                                                           who has cerebral palsy and lives in a         Palisades Interstate Park Commission.                                                     University of Chicago freshman second               after 11/27/09. Please send an
                                                                           wheelchair. The film features acclaimed       (See p.39 for related story.)                                                             baseman Julia Schneider was selected as             email to reins@d-e.org with a new
                                                                           actors Brian Dennehey and Mare                In her own words: “I’ve been involved                                                     the University Athletic Association (UAA)           email address so you can continue
                                                                           Winningham, among others, and will be         in environmental and historical                                                           “Athlete of the Week” for softball on April         to receive future D-E electronic
                                                                           released on DVD and BluRay in January         renovation since hiking in Palisades                                                      28, 2009. Schneider batted .750 (9-for-12)          correspondences and notices!
                                                                           2010. Proud father and long-term D-E          Park with my Dad, and earning                                                             with a pair of home runs, six RBIs, and
                          David Torsiello ’01                              Faculty member and Yearbook Advisor           volunteer service hours for               Thomas Loh ’04 with his new wife Yifei Zhong.   three runs as the Maroons won three of
                                                                                                                                                                    ALUMNI                                      Memories of Miss Frances Leggett & The Boarding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department at The Dwight School for Girls
                                                                                                                                                                     D 32                                       By Ann Emmons Petri, ’47
                                                                                                                                                                    Sally Clough Banker;
INMEMORIAM                                                                                                                                                          September 12, 2007.                         Editor’s Note: Miss Leggett was the beloved Headmistress of the Dwight School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                for 20 years from 1928-1948.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ome of my happiest memories of Miss Frances Leggett and my boarding
                          Updates may be submitted to your class representative(s) or to the Alumni Office at                                                                                                         school experience are of mealtimes. Miss Leggett, with her stately
                          alumninews@d-e.org. Deadline for submissions for the next issue of D-E Today is January 30, 2010.                                         Hildegarde Whitehead Reed;                        presence and tiny silver bell, presided over the head table by the door.
                                                                                                                                                                    August 10, 2004.                            Following the nightly announcements, I can still hear the beautiful two-part
                          Dwight-Englewood staff reserves the right to edit class notes for length and clarity.                                                     Hildegarde was the mother of Marcia         harmony of the evening grace ring out across the room with Miss Leggett’s
                                                                                                                                                                    Reed Twichell Dwight ’63 and was            strong, melodic voice leading us all:
                                                                                                                                                                    predeceased by Mrs. Hildegarde
                                                                                                                                                                    Goldsmith Whitehead Dwight 1904.            Now the day is over,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Night is drawing nigh,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shadows of the evening,

                          Rae Petigrue Volk ’38                                                                          James Lord;                                 D 35                                       Steal across the sky.

                                                                                                                                                                    Sybil Graham Goldsmith;
                                                                                                                         1923 - 2009                                January 30,2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Evening grace notwithstanding, I don’t know how Miss Leggett did it. When you


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                                   wight-Englewood School              Mr. and Mrs. Glidden had four children,                                                                                                  come right down to it, many of the 40 or so boarders at the Dwight School for
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                                   expresses sincere condolences to    whom they raised in Englewood. Mr.                                                                                                       Girls during the early 1940s might very well have been described as society’s


                                                                                                                         R
                                                                                                                                enowned biographer                  Marianna Lawrence Langmuir;
                                   the family and friends of alumna,   Glidden died in 1973. Mrs. Glidden then                                                                                                  misfits. Some of us came from what are now described as dysfunctional or
                                                                                                                                and memorist, James                 February 13, 2009.
                          former Dwight School Trustee, past           married Austin N. Volk, Capt. USNR (Ret.),                                                                                               single parent families, or in a few cases from show-biz households where
                                                                                                                                Lord, ESB ‘40, whose
                          parent, and grandparent, Rae Petigrue        a childhood friend of hers and Mr.                                                                                                       stardom often seemed to take priority over parenthood.
                                                                                                                         work provided a vivid portrait
                          Volk, wife of Austin N. Volk of Englewood,   Glidden, in 1979. A former Mayor of
                          NJ and Southampton, NY. Rae died             Englewood and a New Jersey State
                                                                                                                         of Picasso, Giacometti,
                                                                                                                                                                     D 37                                       My junior year, for example, I was living in a lovely second floor corner room in




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fall 2009
                                                                                                                         Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau
                          peacefully on June 28, 2009 after a brief    Assemblyman, Mr. Volk was Principal of                                                                                                   The House, directly across the hall from Miss Leggett’s quarters. I had started
                                                                                                                         and Balthus, among others,                 Hope Ely Cochran;
                          illness.                                     the Nicholas Volk Insurance Agency in                                                                                                    out the year with a very compatible roommate named Louise Eddy.
                                                                                                                         died on August 23, 2009 at his             March 29, 2009.
                                                                       New York City until his retirement.
42                                                                                                                       home in Paris. He was 86. The                                                                                                                                               43
                          Mrs. Volk graduated from the Dwight                                                                                                                                                   We were looking forward to our year together, but it was not to be. There were
                                                                                                                         cause was a heart attack, said
                          School for Girls in 1938 and received        Mrs. Volk, whose only sister, Shirley                                                                                                    two very young girls on the third floor who were lonely, homesick, and unhappy
                          a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from
                          Vassar College in 1942. In August
                                                                       Petigrue Clough Dwight ’40, died in 1995,
                                                                       leaves behind four children: Deborah
                                                                                                                         his longtime companion and
                                                                                                                         adopted son, Gilles Foy-Lord.               D 38                                       with each other. One evening, about two weeks into the school year, Miss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leggett invited Louise and me into her room and asked us if we would be willing
                          1942, she married John C. Glidden, Sr.       Glidden Saliba Dwight ’63 (whose husband                                                     Rae Petigrue Volk;                          to switch and be roommates with these unhappy girls. Of course we were
                                                                                                                         Mr. Lord wrote several essential           June 28, 2009.
                          ESB ’38, captain, USMC, of Englewood         Joseph Saliba ’52 attended ESB), John                                                                                                    flattered and honored that she thought enough of us to think we could help out
                                                                                                                         works on Picasso and                       Please see p. 42 for a special feature on
                          who attended ESB. While Captain,             Glidden, Jr. ESB ’65, James L. Glidden ’68                                                                                               in this situation. I got to keep our wonderful corner room with the window seats
                                                                                                                         Giacometti, including the                  the Volk Family.
                          Glidden served in the South Pacific          and Gordon Glidden ’74.                                                                                                                  and became roommates with the younger of the two unhappy girls. Louise
                                                                                                                         acclaimed “Giacometti: A
                          during WWII, Mrs. Volk served at the                                                                                                                                                  moved up to the third floor with the other one. And, you guessed it. Both young
                                                                                                                         Biography,” and “Picasso and
                          British Ministry of War Transport in New     She is also survived by nine grandchildren                                                                                               girls settled in nicely and all four of us had a terrific year! I remember my new
                          York City and later as a radio announcer
                          in California after Captain Glidden
                                                                       and five great-grandchildren. Her niece,
                                                                       Karen Clough Brussard ’71, and four of her
                                                                                                                         Dora,” a memoir chronicling the
                                                                                                                         artist and his longtime mistress            E 38                                       roommate’s widowed father was friends with a famous Hollywood dress designer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                who used to come with him when he visited. The designer had a beautiful one-
                                                                                                                         and muse Dora Maar.                        Donoson Fitzgerald;
                          returned from Guadalcanal.                   grandchildren, Alexander Saliba ’87, Peter                                                                                               of-a-kind dress made just for my roommate. That dress, and how it made her feel
                                                                       Saliba ’85, Emily Glidden Cohen ’96, and                                                     December 15, 2008.                          was probably what turned the whole school year around for her, but, of course, I
                                                                                                                         A native of Englewood, N.J., Mr.           Donoson was also a former member of
                                                                       Elizabeth Glidden ’97 attended Dwight-                                                                                                   always thought it was me!
                                                                                                                         Lord joined the Army in 1944               the ESB faculty.
                                                                       Englewood as well.
                                                                                                                         as a translator with the Military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Back then I wondered, how did Frances Leggett, that grand lady with the upswept
                                                                                                                         Intelligence Service and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                white hairdo, the Roman nose, the imposing bosom and the regal posture manage to
                                                                                                                         traveled to Paris. In 1947, he
                                                                                                                         returned to Paris and set his               E 39                                       make each one of us feel so very important, special, and loved?
                                                                                                                         sights on becoming a writer,               Frances Halsted Rye;                        It wasn’t until now, some 60 years later, that I think I’ve figured it out. Her
                                                                                                                         living a “giddy expatriate life            July 13, 2009.                              greatest gift to each of us wasn’t the academic and cultural experiences she
                                                                                                                         surrounded by artists and                  Frances was the sister of Henry Halsted     provided, like trips to the New York Museums and special performances at the
                                                                                                                         aristocrats who may or may not             ESB ’43, and John Halsted ESB ’42.          Metropolitan Opera. Rather it was her unique ability to bring out the very best in
                                                                                                                         have noticed that he was
                                                                                                                         taking careful notes.”                                                                 each of us.

                                                                                                                                                                     E 40                                       Thank you, Miss Leggett, for your judgment, courage, and kindness and for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                having such faith in each one of us.
                                                                                                                                                                    James Lord;
                                                                                                                                                                    August 23, 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                    Please see p. 42 for a special feature
                                                                                                                    The extended family of Rae Petigrue Volk ’38.
                                                                                                                                                                    on Lord.
                                                                                                                    Together they represent an incredible
                                                                                                                    Dwight-Englewood legacy.
INMEMORIAM
                          ALUMNI                                               FRIENDS                                      Joseph Raia;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Special Remembrance
                                                                                                                            January 9, 2009.
                                                                               In Remembrance of Former Faculty             Joseph was the grandfather of Andrew                                                  to Long-time D-E Parent,
                           D 42                          D 69                  Sondra S. Laine;
                                                                                                                            Raia D-E ’96 , Jennifer Raia Marino D-E
                                                                                                                            ’91, and Lawrence C. Raia D-E ’87.                                                    Friend, and Supporter:
                          Elizabeth Southworth Marsh;    Susan Almasi;         August 6, 2009.                              Joseph was also grandfather-in-law of
                          April 27, 2008.                July 2, 2007.         Prior to her retirement in 1996 ,Sondra      Illana Post Raia D-E ’86.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J
                                                                               was the Secretary for D-E Head of School                                                                                                oseph “Skip” Agresta Sr., owner of Benzel-Busch
                                                                               James Van Amburg ,for 11 years. Mrs.                                                                                                    Motor Car Corp. in Englewood, NJ, one of the
                                                                                                                            Philip W. Schuster;
                           D 43                          D 70                  Laine also worked in the D-E
                                                                               Development Office from 1994 to 1996.
                                                                                                                            March 6, 2009.
                                                                                                                            Phil was the husband of Adelaide Coxe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nation’s top-selling Mercedes-Benz dealers, died
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of pancreatic cancer on June 18, 2009.
                          Yvonne de Clairmont Edgell;    Beth Levin;                                                        Schuster, Dwight ’35, who also worked
                          January 18, 2001.              January 12, 2008.     In Remembrance of Parents and                                                                                                      Sincere condolences are extended to the family
                                                                                                                            at the school in the ’60’s and ’70’s in
                                                                               Grandparents                                                                                                                       of Mr. Agresta: his wife, Darel; six children
                                                                                                                            the business office and as secretary to
                          Jane Conklin Fowler;           Susan Keene;                                                                                                                                             (all of whom are Dwight-Englewood alumni),
                                                                                                                            the headmistress/master. Adelaide
                          March 30, 2009.                February 20, 2008.                                                                                                                                       Allison DeMarsico ’79, Arthur ’80, Kimberly
                                                                               Joseph “Skip” Agresta, Sr.;                  still lives in their home in Sarasota, FL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chiocco ’81, Joseph Jr. ’84, Robert ’01 and
                                                                               June 8, 2009.                                Phil was the father of Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jack ’04; a sister, Phyllis Bonomo of Closter;
                           E 43                                    76          Skip was the father of Allison DeMarsico
                                                                               ’79, Arthur ’80, Kimberly Chiocco ’81,
                                                                               Joseph Jr. ’84, Robert ’01 and Jack ’04.
                                                                                                                            Schuster, ESB ’73 and Liz Schuster D-
                                                                                                                            E ’74, and the stepfather of Peg
                                                                                                                            Kissam Morris Dwight ’61 and Allie
                                                                                                                                                                           “Skip” Agresta d. June 18, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  his former wife, Nance Agresta of Englewood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cliffs, and eight grandchildren.
                          Neil R. Taylor Jr.;            Barrie Perel;         Please see p. 45 for a special feature       Kissam Delventhal Dwight ’68.
                          October 23, 2007.              May 28, 2009.                                                                                                     In addition to running a very successful business, Mr. Agresta was a philanthropist
                                                                               about “Skip”, his family, and his impact
                                                                                                                            Mr. Julian S. Scholl Jr.;                      who supported a variety of local and national charities, including the Bergen
                                                                               on Dwight-Englewood School and the
                                                                                                                                                                           Performing Arts Center in Englewood, the Catholic Youth Organization of the
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                           D 45                                    77          local Englewood community.                   February 27, 2008.
                                                                                                                            Former trustee and board Vice-President of
                                                                                                                            Dwight School and Dwight-Englewood
                                                                                                                                                                           Archdiocese of Newark, and the Baseball Assistance Team, which helps retired
                                                                                                                                                                           major league players.
                                                                               Lea Fooshee;
                          Patricia Ann Ryan Mosbacher;   Cynthia Kletter;                                                   School, Julian S. Scholl Jr., died January
                                                                               April 4, 2009.                                                                              Mr. Agresta was also a beloved friend and supporter of D-E for the past 30 years,
                          February 13, 2009.             September 12, 2000.                                                February 27th, 2008. Julian was
                                                                               Lea was the mother of Jeralea Fooshee                                                       serving as a member of the Head of School Society for several years. His generosity
                                                                                                                            predeceased by his wife Katherine”Kay”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fall 2009
                                                                               Hesse ’61, Richard “ Rick” Fooshee ESB                                                      was legendary; not only did he donate the funds to endow a baseball coach for the
                           E 50                                    89          ’68, and Nola Fooshee Ray D-E ’70 and
                                                                               grandmother of Henry Fooshee D-E ’02.
                                                                                                                            Johnson Scholl ’28, father of Barbara
                                                                                                                            Scholl Baker-Bury ’62, Virginia H. Scholl
                                                                                                                            ’65, and Sarah Scholl Hedberg ’68 and
                                                                                                                                                                           School, for the past 10 years, Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp. has donated a Mercedes
                                                                                                                                                                           Benz C300 as part of the school’s biennial Auction to help raise funds for the Faculty
44                        Robert N. Johnson;             Deborah Abelow;                                                    uncle of Thomas G. Johnson ’52, Patricia       Endowment Fund. In addition, for the past 12 years, the Agresta family through its                  45
                                                                               Anthony Giannantonio;                                                                       company has sponsored the Hole in One Reward at the annual Bulldog Golf classic
                          December 22, 2008.             July 24, 2008.                                                     Johnson Wood ’55(also a former faculty
                                                                               January 21, 2009.                                                                           event, an important fundraising event for the School’s Athlete Scholarship Fund.
                                                                               Anthony was the father of Anthony            member), and Anne Johnson Frost ’58.

                           E 57                                    93          Giannantonio D-E ’75, Michael
                                                                               Giannantonio D-E ’77, and Gary
                                                                                                                            Julian, a long-time supporter of the school
                                                                                                                            and a member of the Headmaster’s
                                                                                                                            Council, had also provided early support for
                                                                                                                                                                           Darel Agresta, Mr. Agresta’s widow, recently wrote about his special affection for D-E:
                                                                                                                                                                           “Skip was the epitome of the family man and he loved his children more than
                                                                               Giannantonio D-E ’90.                                                                       anything. Dwight-Englewood School has been so influential in the lives of all six kids
                          Max Englert;                   Tina Weissbach;                                                    the School’s Day Care Center.
                          June 12, 2008.                 July 26, 2008.                                                                                                    and they talk about it frequently.”
                                                                               Elizabeth Townsend Hardwick;
                                                                               May 30, 2009.                                Joseph Steinberg;

                           D 61                                    98          Elizabeth was the mother of Robert
                                                                               Johnson ESB ’71 and Libby Taft Dwight
                                                                                                                            January 8, 2009.
                                                                                                                            Joseph was the grandfather of Alison
                                                                                                                            Stoever D-E ’98 and Cheryl Stoever D-E ’01.
                                                                               ’69. She was also the mother-in-law of
                          Abby Howd MacDonald;           Jason Sklow;
                                                                               Ned Taft ESB ’68 who passed away this
                          January 30, 2009.              March 30, 2006.                                                    Janis Weiss;
                                                                               past summer (see left).
                                                                                                                            February 14, 2009.
                                                                                                                            Janis was the mother of Judi Weiss D-E ’77.
                           E 68                                                Richard Levine;
                                                                               March 10, 2008.
                                                                               Richard was the grandfather of Jessie        Agnes Julianna Wieschenberg;
                          Edward P. “Ned” Taft;                                                                             August 23, 2009.
                                                                               Glass D-E ’91 and Lara Glass D-E ’96.
                          September 5, 2009.                                                                                Juliana was the mother of Tom
                                                                               Richard was also the father of current
                                                                               faculty member and former Trustee,           Wieschenberg D-E ’83 and Andrea
                                                                               Janet Glass, and a member of the school      Wieschenberg Canapary D-E ’85.
                                                                               staff for six years before his retirement.

                                                                                                                                                                           Members of the Agresta family recently gathered to celebrate Skip’s life. Pictured here are (from
                                                                                                                                                                           left to right): Arthur ’80; Robert ’01; Jack ’04; Jay ’84; Kimberly (left) ’81 and Allison ’79.
                                                                                                                                                                               The             Bulldog Classic                                                                 Here’s Looking
                                                                                                                                                                               The 13th Annual D-E Bulldog Classic, presented by the Grace & Mercy Foundation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At You, Kid…
                                                                                                                                                                               generated record-breaking funds when the event was held May 2009 at the Montammy                Save the Date for
                                                                                                                                                                               Golf Club in Alpine. Dozens of players helped to “Be the Difference,” enjoying an
CONNECTINGOURCOMMUNITY                                                                                                                                                         invigorating day of golf, tennis, and mah-jong. Sunny smiles filled the day despite
                                                                                                                                                                               somewhat brisk and windy weather. Participants included current parents and alumni,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Auction 2010!
                                                                                                                                                                               Board of Trustees members, and D-E coaching faculty and staff. A highlight was when             Saturday, February 20, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                               NHL Hall of Famer and former NY Rangers icon Rod Gilbert joined the event with D-E              Auction 2010

                          Special Events Overview: Early Spring – Summer 2009                                                                                                  Middle School parents Robert & Irina Kashan (see photos).                                       Dinner, Dance & Auction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Westmount Country Club
                                                                                                                                                                               Event sponsors also included Platinum Sponsors Mitchell and Robin Modell, Modell’s              Alexis Cooperman & Jennifer
                                                                                                                                                                               Sporting Goods; and Silver Sponsors William Cox & Dana Romita Cox ’90. The Classic              Kang, Auction Co-Chairs
                          From the annual Bulldog Classic and the Fashion Festival, to informal mixers and luncheons both locally and ’away’, our D-E community                featured a hearty kick-off brunch and a delicious dinner at the end of the evening,
                          enjoyed myriad opportunities in Spring – late Summer 2009 to get acquainted with friends old and new. Highlights from these events                   during which winners of various activities were recognized.                                     The beloved film classic
                          are noted below, along with select photos.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Casablanca is the exciting theme
                                                                                                                                                                               Bea Movsesian, D-E Special Events Director, remarked: “This event was brought about             for this year’s Auction Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                               all thanks to our exceptionally generous sponsors as well as our dedicated Bulldog              & Dance. Invitations will be
                                                                                                                                                                               Classic Committee! We owe so much to Committee Co-Chairs Matthew Golub and alum                 mailed soon; you can also visit
                                                                                                                                                                               Dana Romita Cox ’90 and their entire volunteer team. They spent countless hours                 www.d-e.org for more information
                                                                                                                                                                               working to make sure the Classic was a huge success.”                                           in the coming months.
                                ave the dates for upcoming              an energizing, upbeat soundtrack that

                          S     events! In addition to the              fit well with the designs shown.                                                                                                                                                                       For more information in the
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                                                                                                                                                                               The D-E Bulldog Classic raised $65,000, all of which will be directed to help deserving
                                February 2010 Auction                   Volunteer Upper School students from                                                                   students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend or re-enroll with the school. For a           interim, and to get involved as a
                                                                        D-E provided essential, behind-the-                                                                                                                                                                    volunteer, contact Bea Movsesian
                          (see details at right), refer to the                                                                                                                 full Bulldog Classic event program, which includes all sponsors and Committee
                                                                        scenes models dressing assistance.                                                                     members, visit www.d-e.org                                                                      at (201) 569-9500, ext. 3404
                          inside back cover for a calendar of
                                                                        Lower School parent Mary Ann Guerriero                                                                                                                                                                 or Email movseb@d-e.org
                          upcoming events. We look forward              won a full makeover, fashion courtesy of
                          to seeing you! For more information,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall 2009
                                                                        Gito and makeup / hair by Ona of Fort                                                                                                                                                                  A Special 2010
                          visit www.d-e.org or contact                  Lee’s Salon 5, and then treated                                                                                                                                                                        Auction-Related Request...
                          Maria Sanchez Gardner, ’78 at                 attendees to her own runway walk for                                                                                                                                                                   Please consider donating an item to
46                        201-569-9600, ext . 3413, or                  the show’s finale.                                                                                                                                                                                     be auctioned at our Silent Auction           47
                          Email sanchm@d-e.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 this year. We are currently 'in search
                                                                        The Spring Fashion Festival &                                                                                                                                                                          of' and also very appreciative for
                                                                        Luncheon benefits the D-E Faculty and                                                                                                                                                                  any and all unique, exceptional
                          Fashion Festival                              Staff Fund. The event also featured a                                                                                                                                                                  items, to help add to the excitement
                                                                        raffle for unique prizes and services,
                          & Luncheon                                    including a style with Oscar Blondi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of our event. To contribute or for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               more information, please contact
                                                                        (valued at $600), New York theater                                                                                                                                                                     Bea Movsesian, Special Events
                          The Dwight-Englewood School Spring
                                                                        tickets, and a digital camera.                                                                                                                                                                         Director, at 201-569-9500, ext.
                          Fashion Festival & Luncheon was held
                          at the Rockleigh Country Club in late                                                                                                                                                                                                                3404 or Email movseb@d-e.org
                          February 2009, and by all accounts was                                                                                                                                                                                                               Please note, contributors will be
                          an outstanding success. 250 guests                                                                                                                                                                                                                   graciously recognized in the Auction
                                                                                                                                                                               Jason Kim, Jay Park, Jae Sup Choi, and          William and Lesley Collins, Frank Giammona      Journal and the 2009-2010 D-E
                          were treated to an incredible show                                                                                                                   Dr, Kyung Hee Choi                              and David Collins
                          featuring the 2009 Spring Collections                                                                                                                                                                                                                Annual Report.
                          by Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe,
                          Burberry & others, all by Gito of
                          Englewood. The event also featured
                          Fine Jewelry by Lissa.

                          The event was highlighted by a number
                          of gorgeous designs and its success was
                          largely attributed to the incomparable
                          support and vision of event co-chairs
                          Lenora Klein and Robin Modell along
                          with Director of Special Events Bea
                          Movsesian. Tables were accented with
                          gorgeous orchid centerpieces thanks to
                          Wildflowers of Englewood, and also
                          featured beautifully-decorated, delicious
                          cookies by Cakes by John. Khuraira in
                          Tenafly provided memorable make-up
                          services, and Cliffhanger Productions                                                                                                                Robert Kashan, Rod Gilbert , Irina Kashan and   Greg and Natalie Capan ’90 Amerkanian,       Mark Spivack, Debbie Satnick, Kathy Leventhal
                          added to the event’s atmosphere with          Lenora Klein (far left), Mary Ann Guerriero and Robin Modell (far right) enjoy a fashionable moment.   Dr. Rodney DeJarnett                            Dana Romita Cox ’90 and William Cox          and Barry Zeller
ALUMNIHAPPENINGS
                                                                                                                                                               Upcoming
                          Mixing It Up
                          Receptions, Annual ESB/Dwight
                                                                                                                                                               Alumni Events
                          Luncheon Reconnect Alumni, Faculty &
                          Friends, Alumni young and old (and all
                          ages in between) recently enjoyed
                          several “mixer” receptions and the
                          annual Englewood School for Boys /
                                                                                                                                                               Annual Book Fair
                          Dwight School for Girls Luncheon. The                                                                                                Mon-Wed, November 16-18
                          events brought together not only alumni,                                                                                             Alumni book signing featuring Lucinda
                          but also faculty, staff and friends. Here                                                                                            Rosenfeld ’87
                          are select photos from events held in
                          Chicago, New York, and right on campus                                                                                               Young Alumni Coffee
                          in Hulst House.                                                                                                                      Friday, November 27
                                                                                                                                                               2:00-4:00 pm, Hulst House

                                                                                                                                                               Annual Alumni Winter Mixer
                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, December 3
                                                                                                                                                               6-8 pm, Library of The Penn Club of NY
                                                                                                                                                               Honoring retirement of faculty member
                                                                      Alumni Relations Committee (ARC)                                                         Mr. Robert Carson
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                                                                                                                                                               Jazz Rock Concert
                                                                      The D-E Alumni Relations Committee (ARC) represents graduates of The Dwight
                                                                      School, The Englewood School for Boys, and Dwight-Englewood School, and serves as
                                                                                                                                                               Young Alumni & Faculty
                                                                      a resource for alumni, the School and its students. The Committee is involved in         Lunch Reception
                                                                      many on-campus events, including Fall Homecoming, young alumni programs,                 Friday, December 18
                                                                      Regional gatherings, and of course, reunions. The committee is currently considering
                                                                      a re-launch of its Career Networking Mentor and Creative Visions Programs. The           2010 Auction
                                                                      Committee’s activities also include supporting the School’s annual fundraising           Saturday, February 20
                                                                      efforts and assisting with the School’s history/archives. It also advises and oversees   Westmount Country Club
48                                                                    the alumni award programs. In doing so, ARC endeavors to meet the needs of alumni
                                                                      and secure resources to help guarantee the future of the School.                         San Francisco Alumni Regional
                          A Call to Alumni                                                                                                                     Thursday, February 25

                          Military Personnel                          2009 - 2010 Alumni Relations Committee (ARC)                                             Los Angeles Alumni
                                                                                                                                                               Regional Gathering
                          Do you have a record of past or current     Marc Jerome ’85, Chair                                                                   Date: TBD
                          service in the United States Armed
                          Forces? Do you know fellow alumni who       Steven Abrams ’70
                          have served or currently are in the         Allan C. Bell ’77                                                                        Dwight School & Englewood
                          military? If so we want to hear from you.                                                                                            School for Boys Alumni Luncheon
                                                                      Carlene Campos Kuske ’86
                          Please contact Maria Sanchez Gardner,                                                                                                Thursday, April 22
                          ’78 at 201-569-9600, ext . 3413, or         Christine Campos Semsel ’86
                          Email sanchm@d-e.org .                      Alison Desir ’03                                                                         Bulldog Classic
                                                                      Maya Gunaseharan ’08                                                                     Golf & Tennis Outing
                          FOCUS Program                               Marc Hajjar ’07
                                                                                                                                                               Monday, May 17
                                                                                                                                                               Manhattan Woods Golf Course
                          Outreach                                    Rafi Jafri ’94
                                                                      Robert Linder ’79                                                                        Class of 1960 50th Reunion
                          Did you participate in the FOCUS                                                                                                     Cruise around Manhattan
                          program in your senior year at D-E?         James Liu ’87
                                                                                                                                                               Friday, June 4
                          If so, please let us know. We’re looking    Nancy Nacht Luks ’75                                                                     Hosted by Armand Pohan ESB ’60
                          for former FOCUS participants to be
                          available for phone/email or
                                                                      Linda Reiter ’78
                          in-person interviews and general            Joan Van Alstyne Johnson ’44                                                             Reunions
                          mentoring/networking with current D-E                                                                                                Saturday, June 5
                                                                      Elizabeth Youngman ’88                                                                   Celebrating class years ending with 0’s and 5’s
                          Upper School seniors in the program.
                          Your FOCUS impressions, particularly        John Feldman ’67 Chair Emeritus
                          from an alumni perspective, are valued                                                                                               Young Alumni Summer Bash
                          and encouraged! Please contact Roberta                                                                                               Date: TBD
                          Schwartz, D-E faculty member & FOCUS        For information about ARC or to discuss ways to get involved with our school, please     Summer 2010
                          program co-director, at 201-569-9500,       contact Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78, Director of Alumni Relations, at sanchm@d-e.org
                          ext. 3603, or Email schwarh@d-e.org         or (201) 569-9500, ext. 3413.
Dwight-Englewood School
315 EAST PALISADE AVENUE, ENGLEWOOD NJ 07631-3146

				
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