In This Issue
- Director's Corner
- Alumni in the News
- Upcoming Alumni Events
- 5th Annual Bishop Walker Tournament

- Annual Giving
- STRIVE Campaign Update
- From the STA Archives
- STA Admissions Open House

Important Dates
Nov. 18, 2014
NYC Reception with Headmaster Wilson, 6:00 p.m.

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

Nov. 28, 2014
Post Thanksgiving Gathering

Dec. 11-13, 2014
Bishop Walker Basketball Tournament

Dec. 18, 2014
Festival of Lessons and Carols

Mar. 11, 2015
Annual Alumni Dinner & Meeting

May 1-2, 2015
Reunion Weekend

Alumni Office
Lanier Frank '79
Director of Alumni Relations

Robin Boswell
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Class Secretaries
Bulletin deadline:
Mar. 6, 2015

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Director's Corner

At the end of lunchtime announcements in the refectory, the Headmaster often offers such welcome news as the IAC championships clinched this fall by the soccer and cross-country  teams (and calling a Free Dress day to celebrate). In noting such victories, he frequently invokes Canon Martin’s maxim that “when one is honored, all are honored.”
A recent lunch ended with the Headmaster announcing that four St. Albans teachers have cast a glow on their colleagues: Upper School Math teacher (and Department Chair) Colleen Dunn and History teacher (and Department Chair) Rob Shurmer were both nominated by former students for the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award for their continued inspiration and dedication as educators and mentors, and English teacher Gene Campbell and Religion teacher Jim Ehrenhaft ’83 were nominated by members of the Class of 2014 for Stanford’s Teacher Tribute Initiative for their exceptional teaching.
Calvin Baker ’14 said about Mr. Campbell: “Over my freshman, sophomore, and senior years, Mr. Campbell astounded me with his eclectic knowledge base, his ability to inspire intellectual curiosity, and his mastery of directing class discussions.”  Tai Dinger ’14 had this to say about Mr. Ehrenhaft: “He shows that team ethics apply even to an individualized sport like cross-country, and he treats his students and his athletes each as starting quarterbacks, displaying an attitude of equality that defines his time at St. Albans.”
True learning is a collaborative experience that requires patience, selflessness, and passion: think of the teachers you had at St. Albans and how they engaged, influenced, and taught you. In listening to the Headmaster’s comments, speaking with faculty members and sitting with the boys at lunch, I’ve found that the exceptional commitment of the teachers and mentors that we knew as students is still very much at the heart of the School.  And it’s a big reason that St. Albans is such a special place. I thought that you should know that as well!

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

Lanier Frank ’79
Director of Alumni Relations

Alumni and STA Community Members in the News

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit will hold its investiture of David J. Barron ’85 as United States Circuit Judge, on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Boston.
Dr. Joon Yun '86 in September established the $1 million Palo Alto Longevity Prize, a life science competition dedicated to “hacking the code of life” and ending aging. The prize is intended ‘to nurture innovations that end aging by restoring the body’s homeostatic capacity and promoting the extension of a sustained and healthy lifespan.’ Read more…  
WUSA9 recently featured a profile of STA Coach Cornelius Green, former Dunbar football player, and the first black quarterback at Ohio State University. Enjoy the interview…

Upcoming Alumni Events

New York City
Reunion & Reception with Headmaster Wilson
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

The Cornell Club New York
6 East 44th St
New York, NY 10017

For more information and to register, please visit:

Gathering Before “The Game”
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Patron’s Mexican Kitchen & Watering Hole
138 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

Sponsored by the BOLD Group
(Bulldogs Of the Last Decades)

For more information and to register, visit:

Washington D.C.
STA/NCS Post-Thanksgiving Young Alumni/ae Party
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9 p.m.

Buffalo Billiards

1330 19th 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)

5th Annual Bishop
John T. Walker Invitational

December 11-13, 2014
St. Albans School, Martin Gymnasium

Participating Schools
Germantown Academy | HD Woodson High School | Heights School | Maret School | Pope John Paul The Great | St. Albans School | St. Mary’s Ryken |Solebury
Please join the St. Albans School Alumni Association Board and Varsity Basketball Team for three days of top flight high school basketball in December. For more information about tickets, programs, and event parking, please visit the tournament web page.
Now in its fifth year, the tournament is named in honor of the Right Rev. John T. Walker, a distinguished member of the School community and the father of two STA alumni, who served as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington from 1977-1989.  All tournament proceeds and sponsorships will go to provide much-needed funds to assist the Bishop John T. Walker for Boys, a tuition-free, Episcopal school in southeast DC. 
Interested in helping out?  The Alumni Association Board and Head Basketball Coach OJ Johnson ’97 are looking for alumni volunteers to help work the doors, take tickets, provide general logistical support, and to attend the event! If you’re interested in volunteering to help make this event a success, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Lanier Frank ’79 at 202-537-6582. 

Annual Giving Supports Teachers and Learners

Alumni contributions to Annual Giving (AG) provide 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 (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.
Annual Giving, the first priority of the STRIVE Campaign, provides essential funds that sustain St. Albans’ unique teaching and learning environment. Every AG donor is also a donor to STRIVE. Alumni participation, at any level, is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Thanks to hundreds of generous donors, STRIVE has passed the $25 million mark—half way there! The fields are at $15.4 million towards $20 million goal—we need and welcome all alumni support. To learn more, please visit the campaign web site or call David Shepard at 202-537-6427.
Enjoy a video tour of the construction with Director of Capital Projects Mike Carline:


From the STA Archives

In 1984, during St. Albans’ 75th anniversary celebration, a few STA faculty, staff, alumni, and parents were interviewed about their experiences on the Close. Among those interviewed were Canon Martin, Pete Gordon, Virginia Martin, Alfred True, and Leroy Weaver. The audio tapes were recently digitized and edited for use on the School’s web site.
Please enjoy Historic Voices: Legends Talk About St. Albansan interactive slideshow with audio.


November Alumni Archives Puzzler
The School’s Archivist is in search of more information on the piece of furniture along the right side of the photo. Who owned it or gave it to the School? Where did it come from originally? What purpose did it serve in the Common Room?
Please send your responses to the Alumni Office at Select responses and answers will be shared in December’s newsletter.


Admissions Open House

Admissions Open House (Grades 4 – 12)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Word of mouth is a primary way that great students find their way to St. Albans. The School will host an Admissions Open House for students on November 23. If you have family, friends, or neighbors for whom you think the School would be a good fit, please encourage them to attend the event. More information about STA Admissions can be found at
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