In This Issue

- Director's Corner
- Highlights from Ogden '92 Presentation
- Online Store
- AG News
- Christmas House Tour 
- Alumni News
- Upcoming Events
- STRIVE Update
- Alumni Puzzler
- Remember When
Important Dates

Nov. 19
Off-The-Close Networking Event

Nov. 20
Harvard-Yale Pre-Game Reception

Nov. 27
BOLD Post-Thanksgiving Gathering

Dec. 4-5
Christmas House Tour

Dec. 10-12
Bishop Walker Basketball Tournament

Dec. 17
Festival of Lessons & Carols
Alumni Office

Lanier Frank '79
Director of Alumni Relations

Robin Boswell
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Class Notes

Bulletin deadline:
Mar. 4, 2016

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Director's Corner

  • BOLD events
  • Football finale
  • Old “News”
Our BOLD group – the Bulldogs of Last Decades – has a few events upcoming about which our younger alumni should be aware:  Additionally, for our BOLD alumni who are back in town early for the holidays and are hoping to hit Lessons and Carols on December 17, the Alumni Association is hosting a Cocoa and Cookies reception before L&C begins. Please join us at 5 pm in the Common Room for a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and special faculty members before heading off for that cherished holiday tradition of Lessons and Carols in the Cathedral!
A crisp fall day set the tone for our final varsity football game on our new fields last weekend.  The smell of leaves and the smoke from the grill added to the festive atmosphere, with a barbecue lunch in our Alumni Association tent pitched along Pilgrim Road, across from the new entry plaza.  Although the exciting game resulted in a Landon win (the overall record is now 40-42-4), there were memorable highlights, one of which was the halftime presentation of a golden football to Headmaster Wilson by NFL hall-of-famer Jonathan Ogden ’92.  A Trophy Room reception closed out a lovely autumn day. Many thanks to the many alumni who came to all of the events.
A newer feature of the eNews is to be found at the end of the newsletter itself.  With thanks to our archivist, B Form Master Mark Wilkerson, we are able to offer up entire issues of the St. Albans News from 30, 40 and 50 years ago.  Please take a moment to review the headlines from the day and let us know what you think.

Lanier Frank '79
Director of Alumni Relations

Jonathan Ogden '92 Presents Golden NFL Football to Headmaster Wilson


At the varsity football game against Landon on November 14, St. Albans welcomed back NFL Hall of Fame Offensive Lineman Jonathan Ogden '92 for a special presentation of an NFL Commemorative Golden Football. This golden football is part of the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll Program that celebrates high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history. We congratulate Mr. Ogden on his many career accomplishments and thank him for his contributions to St. Albans School. Enjoy the video of the ceremony and photos from the game.

Last year, 44% of alumni, more than 1,800 St. Albans men, participating in Annual Giving. Bulldog alumni give generously, too, as the average alumni contribution was $611. All told, alumni contributed a record $1.1 million last year—a sum equivalent to 28 full student scholarships! Together, alumni gifts make a profound difference. Thank you. 

St. Albans leads the way in alumni participation around DC (Go Bulldogs!), and we hold our own against our peers nationally. That said, we aspire to even greater success. And with your support, we know we can get there. 

Annual Giving remains our first priority during STRIVE. Every donor to AG is also a campaign donor. Most importantly, every gift provides resources that allow St. Albans to hire and retain teachers who engage and inspire our students. During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, please consider making your gift this year in honor/memory of a teacher, coach, or mentor who inspired you (simply include your honoree’s name in the “notes” section of the online form). Should you have questions, or would prefer to give by phone, please call 202-537-6409.
Many thanks to all who have already given this year. Your support—at every level—is truly appreciated. 

Check out the new online Bulldog Store

Show your Bulldog Pride!

33rd Annual Christmas House Tour

This year's Christmas House Tour (CHT) visits the Wesley Heights and Foxhall neighborhood. 
Please join us Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, on the Close to shop the holiday boutiques, enjoy a holiday luncheon in the refectory, and visit the beautifully decorated homes on the tour. For details, please visit

Alumni and the STA Community in the News

Sandy Walker '60 will have a show of his works on paper inspired by the Stehekin Valley, Wash., at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, NYC (New York’s Chelsea district), January 7-February 13, 2016

If you have newsworthy material for the eNewsletter, please e-mail

Upcoming Alumni Events

November 19, 2015
Off-The-Close Networking Event

6:30 p.m.
The Headfirst Companies
2639 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

November 20, 2015
Harvard-Yale Pre-Game Reception
7:00 p.m.
Viva Zapata
161 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06511

November 27, 2015
STA/NCS Post-Thanksgiving Gathering
8:00 p.m.
Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Sponsored by the BOLD Group
(Bulldogs Of the Last Decades)

December 10-12, 2015
Bishop Walker Basketball Tournament
Activities Building
St. Albans School

December 17, 2015
Festival of Lesson & Carols

~Cookies & Cocoa Reception
5:00 p.m.
Common Room, St. Albans School

~Cathedral Service
6:30 p.m.
Washington National Cathedral

The NEW Athletic Fields are open, but not yet finished!


For more information on STRIVE and helping us to finish the fields renovation project, please contact Campaign Director David Shepard at (202) 537-6427 or

From the STA Archives

November 2015 Alumni Puzzler

Question: The six Class Windows for 1960 to 1965 differed from the traditional diamond shape; where are they located and what is their purpose?

Please send responses to
Answer to the October 2015 Alumni Puzzler

Question: What is the significance of this plaque, mounted in the "red hallway" (first floor of Lane-Johnston), and listing the names of the graduating class from 1959?

Answer: This bronze plaque listing the names of the graduating class of 1959 is noteworthy in that this was the final year of this particular 49-year tradition; names would henceforth be lettered in gold on the walls of an expanding Refectory. (The other class tradition, however, stands….)  

Thanks to everyone who responded!

Remember when...

What was happening on the Close in the fall of 1985? 1975? 1965? Thanks to the efforts of Archivist Mark Wilkerson, we're now able to step back in time to peruse and enjoy archival issues of The St. Albans News.  

30 years ago
40 years ago
50 years ago

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