In This Issue

- Director's Corner
- Homecoming
- Bulldog Golf
- Upcoming Events
- Annual Giving
- Reunion 2017
- Alumni News
- STRIVE Update
- Alumni Puzzler

Important Dates

Oct. 14-15, 2016
Homecoming Weekend

Oct. 23, 2016
Bulldog Golf Tournament

Alumni Office

Lanier Frank ’79
Director of
Alumni Relations

Robin Boswell
Associate Director
of Alumni Relations

Class Notes

Bulletin deadline:
Oct. 7, 2016

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Director's Corner

       Over the summer, Headmaster Wilson (and six of his department heads) and past Governing Board Chair James Boasberg ’81 reflected on life at St. Albans over the 2015-16 school year and prepared reports, which may be found here. In reviewing them I hope you will find, as I did, that our School is as strong as ever!
The 108th school year began just a couple of short weeks ago with an Opening Day Cathedral Service featuring the now-established tradition of individual C Formers processing down the main nave flanked by Form VI boys. After being inspired by Mr. Wilson’s homily, students streamed across the Close to begin classes. Lower Schoolers were met by a new face (but not new to us) with the return of Mr. Fred Chandler, the fourth in a series of legendary Lower School Heads.
We look forward to welcoming many more alumni back for the soccer and football events over Homecoming Weekend, October 14 and 15 (We’ll have our traditional Homecoming cookout at the Herman entry plaza at noon on October 15. Registration is free—don’t miss it!)
Sunday, October 23 is the date for the 27th Annual Vernon W. Holleman Jr. ’54 Bulldog Golf Tournament. We encourage golfers of all ages and abilities to join us in beautiful Myersville, MD for what is always an enjoyable day of camaraderie. Steps for registration are found here.

Other alumni gatherings include a networking event in New York on October 13 (Teddy Sullivan ’95 is hosting a discussion with his classmate, ESPN's Connor Schell), and a reception in the Greenwich area on October 30 (John Chadwick ’57, with the Headmaster, is hosting at The Riverside Yacht Club). (Scroll down for additional information.)

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

Lanier Frank '79,P'09
Director of Alumni Relations

Let us know you are coming!
Homecoming 2016 Schedule

Friday, October 14

4:30 p.m. Varsity Soccer vs. Landon School
Steuart Field
Saturday, October 15
12:00 p.m. Pre-Game BBQ Cookout
Near the Herman Entry Plaza

1:30 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Georgetown Prep
Steuart Field

4:00 p.m. Post-Game Reception
Town Hall - 2nd Floor - 2340 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Enjoy photos from Homecoming 2015!

 For more information please contact the
Alumni Office at 202-537-5593 or visit

27th Annual Bulldog
Golf Tournament

Join Alumni, Parents, & Friends of
St. Albans School for a day on the links!

Sunday, October 23, 2016
11 a.m. – Registration
12 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Tee Off
6:00 p.m. – Dinner & Awards

Musket Ridge Golf Club
3555 Brethren Church Road
Myersville, MD 21773

Space is limited. Please register online today

Entry fees and sponsorship payments can be made online. All proceeds benefit the Vernon W. Holleman Jr. ’54 Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship support to the sons of St. Albans alumni.

Should you have questions about the Tourney,
or wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities, 
please contact Tournament Director
Don Swagart '76 at
or call at (202) 537-5289.

Upcoming Events

Washington, DC

Jimmy Trimble Day at Nats Park

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:05 p.m
Nationals vs. Diamondbacks
Jimmy Trimble ’43 was a star baseball pitcher who was killed on Iwo Jima fighting for his country. To honor his memory and service to our country, the Washington Nationals baseball team has declared September 26, 2016 to be Jimmy Trimble Day. Read more on the Jimmy Trimble Story written by Walter Haynes ’57.

A high level of demand met and exceeded our available supply of provided tickets. If you are still interested, tickets may be purchased directly here, and we will look forward to seeing you on September 26 at Jimmy Trimble ’43 Day at Nats Park!

Book Reading & Signing 
with Headmaster Wilson

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 12:00 noon

Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Join us as for a reading and book signing for Each Day: A Veteran Educator’s Guide to Raising Children, by Headmaster Z. Vance Wilson. More...

New York City

Inaugural NYC edition of the

STA Off-the-Close Networking Series
Featuring Q&A with Connor Schell ’95
Senior Vice President and Executive Producer,
ESPN Films and Original Content
Co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 Documentary Serie
s (bio)
Moderated by Ted Sullivan ’95
Founder & CEO, GameChanger
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(Q&A begins at 7:30 p.m.)
GameChanger HQ
86 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor (Broadway & Church)
New York, NY 10007
Space is limited. Kindly R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 7, 2016:
$20 per person ($15 for the Classes of 2007-2016)
Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres | Business Casual Attire
The Off-the-Close Networking Series is open to all STA Community members as a way for them to share professional experiences and insights with one another.

Fairfield and Greenwich (CT) Area

Join Headmaster Vance Wilson
and host John Chadwick ’57 at a

Reunion & Reception

Sunday, October 30, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Riverside Yacht Club
102 Club Road
Riverside, CT 06878
Kindly R.S.V.P. by October 21 by visiting
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres | Club Attire

What's your favorite St. Albans memory?

Over the summer, the Alumni Office summer interns put together a short video to share some of their favorite memories at St. Albans, and to say thanks to all who supported 2015-16 Annual Giving. We hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy it.

Alumni gifts play an integral role in making the School such an extraordinary place to teach and to learn. An impressive 43% of alumni participated last year, and we hope to build on this success going forward. When you receive that fall letter or a call from a classmate volunteer, please consider participating as generously as you are able. (Feel free to make a gift today, too!) Every gift is appreciated and makes a true difference. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed:
Fall ’16 Phonathon

All alumni are welcome (and encouraged!) to join us in the Cafritz Refectory for the fall edition of the annual Alumni Phonathon:
  • Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.
Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or a first-time caller, we need your help! there’s no long-term commitment and no experience required. The work is satisfying (the money raised directly supports students and teachers) and dinner and drinks are on the house. Plus, you get to spend an evening (or two) hanging with Bulldogs in the refectory - what could be better?!

Sign-ups and questions should be directed to Associate Director of Annual Giving Kavon Akhtar (or 202-537-6409). We hope to see you in October!

Reunion 2017:
Volunteers Needed!

With Reunion 2016 now in the books, we turn our attention to your class years ending with a two or seven. We look forward to welcoming this group back next spring and to all the fun and festivity that accompanies a return to the Close. Mark your calendars: May 5 and 6, 2017, and for the 50th Reunion Class of '67, June 9 and 10, 2017). And if you're able to help with the weekend, please take a moment to fill out the form below. Thank you. 
Join your Reunion Committee!

Alumni and the STA
Community in the News

This time last August, Chris Kiernan ’15 had just graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and was about to begin college. Within the next year, he would walk on to the Lehigh men's lacrosse team, become the starting goaltender and spend this summer as a White House intern. Read more - A Goalie's Journey from Walk-On to White House in the August 24 edition of Lacrosse Magazine.
If you have newsworthy material for the eNewsletter,
please e-mail


Our new Athletic Fields are open,
but not yet finished!

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

From the STA Archives

September 2016 Alumni Puzzler

Question:  The Washington National Cathedral’s Jerusalem Altar and Canterbury pulpit share a connection with what building on our campus?
Please send responses to
Answer to the August 2016 Alumni Puzzler

Question: Looking at the three generations of the Heartfield family who attended St. Albans, we began to wonder about the other three-generation alumni families out there, and found 18 in total (hey, it’s August – I’m sure things slow down a bit for you too).  Anyone else care totry? Some hints: one well-known name appears twice (two brothers from the forties, one of whose two sons of the seventies sent their own lads here); other names can be gleaned from buildings…and clock towers; and one family has four generations under their belt (but it might not be the one you think). Of course, this list includes five  families that currently have third-gen students here. First prize wins a copy of St. Albans School -- The First Hundred Years (…second prize gets two copies!).
Answer: The 18 three-generation families who attended St. Albans are (sons with direct lineage only are noted) Asher (’39, ’73, ’04 and ’06); Bellinger (’47, ’78 and ’14); Cromelin (’43, ’72 and ’04); Cromwell (’13, ’53, ’84 and ’12); Folger (’49, ’80 and ’10); Grayson (’39, ’72 ’04 and ’08); Heartfield (’46, ’73 and ’11); Holleman (’54, ’89 and ’18); Jones (’34, ’62 and ’92); Marriott (’50, ’93, ’20 and ’22); Plaster (’46, ’81 and ’16); Schoenfeld (’45, ’76 and ’08); Shorb (’47, ’84 and ’14); Shorb II (’49, ’75, ’77, ’11 and ’21); Sisson (’50, ’73 and ’11); Steuart (’49, ’76, ’82, ’12 and ’17); Sturtevant (’59, ’93 and ’23); and Swagart (’44, ’76 and ’12).  That’s a remarkable amount of tradition (and tuition)!

Thanks to all who responded!

Remember when...

From October 5, 1956, Saint Albans News: 
What was happening on the Close in October of 1996? 1986? 1976? 1966? 1956? Thanks to the efforts of Archivist Mark Wilkerson, we're now able to step back in time to peruse and enjoy front page articles from The St. Albans News.

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