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In This Issue
- Director's Corner
- Bulldog Golf Tourney
- Alumni in the News
- Upcoming Alumni Events
- Annual Giving
- STRIVE Campaign Update
- From the STA Archives
- Christmas House Tour Auction
- A Note from the STA Admissions Office


Important Dates
Oct. 26, 2014
25th Annual Bulldog Golf Tournament

Nov. 8, 2014
STA @ Landon, cookout and football game, 12:30 pm

Nov. 18, 2014
NYC Reception with Headmaster Wilson, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 21, 2014
Harvard-Yale Pre-Game Reception, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 28, 2014
Post Thanksgiving Gathering

Mar. 11, 2015
Annual Alumni Dinner & Meeting

May 1-2, 2015
Reunion Weekend



Alumni Office
Lanier Frank '79
Director of Alumni Relations
202-537-6582

Robin Boswell
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
202-537-5593



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Director's Corner

The progress on the historic renovation of our athletic fields is remarkable. While I am afforded daily the opportunity of passing the site and seeing incremental changes, this webcam gives a bird's-eye view and offers the experience of a time-lapse perspective (one can customize and take control of real-time views with this cam).  Thank you to our family of loyal and generous STRIVE supporters for enabling this important work to move forward.

As we look both forward to new facilities next year and back in celebration of shared experiences on Satterlee-Henderson Field, we are mindful to recognize the challenges faced by our current student athletes. The fall teams now practice in the Prison Yard, on the Little Field, or at NCS; they venture farther afield (ahem) for scrimmages at Duke Ellington and at Anacostia and West Potomac parks.  Varsity Soccer has held home games at St. Andrew’s, Episcopal, and Landon; Varsity Football, at Wilson, Eastern, Wootton, and Sidwell – again, these are home games (even Homecoming games). Despite our having to host games around town (and in our neighboring states), we can all be proud that the boys have shown remarkable flexibility, along with traditional grit and determination. We are grateful to our many off-campus hosts for allowing us to use their facilities.

Saturday, November 8th, is the last football game of our season and presents a chance for us to gather our community together: the Alumni Office will host a cookout at Landon, starting at 12:30 and continuing to game time at 2:00. (A ceremonial coin toss between the Landon and St. Albans football senior players from 1964 will be a 50th- anniversary event not to be missed!) I encourage you and your families to don your STA gear and join us under our bold blue-and-white tents on Wilson Lane in support of our STA Bulldogs!

As always, my colleagues and I welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. Please keep in touch! 

Lanier Frank ’79
Director of Alumni Relations

25th Annual
Bulldog Golf Tournament

Tournament tee times are filling up fast!  Register yourself and/or your group online today and make plans to join us for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Vernon W. Holleman Jr.’54 Bulldog Golf Tournament, Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Myersville, Maryland.  Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., lunch will be served at noon, and tee off (shotgun start) is at 12:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony and prize drawings.  For more information or to receive a tournament brochure, please contact Don Swagart ’76 at (202) 537-5289 or dswagart@cathedral.org.
 
Proceeds from the tournament go to the Vernon W. Holleman Jr. ’54 Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to the sons of St. Albans alumni who would not ordinarily be able to afford the cost of tuition.

Alumni in the News

Steven Johnson ’86 is currently on PBS with his television show How We Got to Now a six-part series that helps to explain how certain inventions have reverberated throughout history. He has written eight books about science and technology, including the bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter and, most recently, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age. Read more.

Ted Kennedy Jr. ’79 is running for Connecticut’s State Senate to serve the 12th District, which includes several towns along  the coast of New Haven County.

Brown University history professor emeritus Tom Gleason '56 is trading the pen for the paintbrush.  Read more.
 

Upcoming Alumni Events

New York City
Reception with Headmaster Wilson
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00 p.m. 
Library of The Cornell Club – New York
6 East 44th St
New York, NY 10017
 
For more information or to register, visit:
www.stalbansschool.org/NYC

Boston
Harvard-Yale Game Gathering
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Patron’s
138 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
Sponsored by the BOLD Group
(Bulldogs Of the Last Decades)


For more information or to register, visit:
www.stalbansschool.org/thegame
 
Washington, D.C.
Annual STA/NCS Post-Thanksgiving Young Alumni/ae Gathering
Friday, November 28, 2014, 9 p.m.
Buffalo Billiards
1330 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Sponsored by the BOLD Group
(Bulldogs Of the Last Decades)

 
No registration requested. For more information, please contact Robin Boswell (202-537-5593)
 

     
Annual Giving:
The Power of Many

Last year, a record 46% of alumni - nearly 1,900 St. Albans men -  participated in Annual Giving, which is particularly impressive for a School with a senior class that numbers around 80 students.

Bulldog alumni are a generous bunch (the average alumni AG contribution last year was $567). Unlike what happens at some of our peer schools, the $1 million plus a year that St. Albans alumni give does not come from a handful of individuals but results generosity of thousands in our community. 

How St. Albans Stacks Up

 
Relative to other DC area independent schools, STA leads the way (Go Bulldogs!), and we’re in rarefied air when compared with national peers. With your help, we can reach new heights.

For year two of the STRIVE Campaign, of which Annual Giving is the first priority, we set an ambitious goal of increasing alumni participation to 50%. Every gift matters. Every gift strengthens our community. Every gift supports teachers and learners.

Recently, you should have received a letter asking for your support of 2014-15 Annual Giving. Please take a moment to read it, and consider making a gift as you are able.  Thank you!

 

For an up-to-date progress report of the STRIVE Campaign, click here. At the athletic fields groundbreaking event last May, members of the  community shared their favorite memories from the field.

Renovations are in full swing. Check out this stream of time-lapse photos of the fields under construction to see the progress of the fields. 
 
The project will take one year to complete and will include a new multisport field with turf and stadium seating for 600, practice fields, a baseball field, a six-lane regulation track, seven tennis courts, and a tennis pavilion with locker rooms.             

From the STA Archives

In 1977, Stuart Dunnan ’77 interviewed members of the St. Albans community about Mr. True, who began teaching in the Lower School in 1922 and served as Head of Lower School from 1931 to 1965.  Thanks to the efforts of Archivist Mark Wilkerson, the video can now be viewed on the School's web site. Enjoy!
 

Support the Christmas House Tour Auction

The Christmas House Tour Auction Committee is seeking donations for their Christmas House Tour Auction. The money raised goes directly to support the faculty and staff in their work with the boys, including technology grants and innovative science materials.  
 
The Auction Committee would especially welcome donations of any of the following: vacation home stays, frequent flier miles, shadow experiences, behind-the-scenes tours, lunches with community leaders, opportunities to be an extra in a show,  VIP tickets, or donations from your local business
 
If you or a business you know would be willing to donate an item or two to the auction, please let us know at stalbansauction@gmail.com or complete our online form here.  (deadline is October 22, 2014). Thanks for supporting this important community event.
 

A Note from the STA Admissions Office

One of the best ways St. Albans attracts wonderful students is through word of mouth. If you have friends or neighbors interested in the School, encourage them to visit www.stalbansschool.org/admissions.
Our open house for grades 4-12 will be Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (no registration need).                         
 
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