In This Issue

- Director's Corner
- Homecoming
- Bulldog Golf
- Upcoming Events
- AG: Thanks!
- 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

Few were so connected to St. Albans as Maurice K. “Maury” Heartfield Jr. ’46, who died on July 30, 2016. As a St. Albans alumnus, father and grandfather of alumni, Governing Board chair, and business administrator (1983-92), Maury knew St. Albans from most every angle and supported the school in myriad ways throughout his entire life.
He was a stalwart St. Albans volunteer, having served three terms on the Governing Board, the second, from 1980-82 as chair—a title his father held, making the only father-son team ever to helm that board. He served as president of the Alumni Association from 1966 to 1968—a title his son, Chip ’73, would later hold, making that sole father-son connection. (He also chaired the NCS board and the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation’s Finance Committee.) His presence at scores of Phonathons enlivened the phone banks. He was the fifth recipient of the Gilchrist-Holleman Alumni Service Award. His establishment of The Maurice K. Heartfield, Jr., ’46 Faculty Mortgage Assistance Fund has helped many current and former members of the faculty gain a toehold in the crazy world that is Washington real estate. His sunny demeanor and humorous approach could only improve any situation upon which he came.
The Alumni Office extends sympathies to his family, to include son Chip ’73, daughters Sarah NCS ’75 and Betsy NCS ’77, and grandchildren Robbie ’11 and Meredith NCS ’13; to his beloved classmates from ’46; to his many friends and acquaintances; and to ourselves, for our loss is also huge and heartfelt.  We look forward to what will be a raucous celebration of his remarkable life in the Little Sanctuary at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.

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

Homecoming 2016

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 for Parents, Alumni, and Friends

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


Jimmy Trimble Day at Nats Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
7:05 p.m

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks
(details to follow)


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.


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...

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

Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon '99 will begin performances mid-August (date TBA) as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway. More...

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

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 to try? 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!).
Please send responses to 
Answer to the July 2016 Alumni Puzzler

Question: During the kitchen renovation in Lane-Johnston, many interesting artifacts have been brought to light.  Any idea for what this service item was used?
Answer: Many wrote in to correctly identify the egg cup as a St. Albans service set item (and some lamented the passing of usage of plates with the crest, which continued into the early 80s). Just three wrote in to more correctly identify a double egg cup and its use -- James Dickey ’59, Harry Jones ’62, and Dan Daniels ’45, who explained the different sizes on the vessel as such: “one eats his soft-boiled egg in the small end of the cup, right from the shell, scooping out the egg with a tiny spoon…(or) use the big end, large enough for two soft-boiled eggs, opened and dumped in with bacon bits or a handful of croutons stirred into the tasty, gooey muck.”

Thanks to all who responded!


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