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In This Issue

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

Important Dates

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:
Mar. 10, 2017

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Director's Corner

  • The Landon Game
  • October events
  • Alumni bookshelf

Mark those calendars for the STA vs. Landon varsity football on November 12! We’re away against our Bethesda rivals, but will have a full squad of Bulldog supporters ringing Bordley Stadium. Look for our our pop-up tent and tables full of STA booster items! A special note to our Golden Bulldogs (post 50th-Reunion alumni): the pre-game coin-toss against your Grizzly Bear contemporaries (at 1:25 p.m.) could use your presence!
October is always a busy month, and this one has been no exception; three Phonathons (the last of which is 10/25), The Headmaster’s Associates reception at Meridian House on 10/4, a 10/13 New York networking event at the office of Ted Sullivan ’95 (featuring a discussion with his classmate, ESPN’s Connor Schell ’95), and this past Homecoming weekend 10/14 & 15 (soccer beat Landon, but football fell to Georgetown Prep). Upcoming is the 27th Annual Vernon W. Holleman ’54 Tournament on 10/23, and a 10/30 reception for our many friends in southern Connecticut, hosted by John Chadwick ’57 at The Riverside Yacht Club.
Stalwart volunteer Richard Ruge ’59 has been spending time in the Ellison Library making certain that the alumni bookshelf is up to date; please send him a copy of your latest tome(s) care of the School, so that we might fully represent your accomplishments!

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

Homecoming 2016

St. Albans welcomed hundreds of alumni and friends back to the Close on October 14th and 15th for Homecoming. Enjoy the slideshow.

STA to Livestream
Upcoming Games

If you didn’t make it to our Homecoming games this past Saturday or can’t make it any other time this fall, here's another option for you: our Communications team will be livestreaming select sporting events to Bulldog fans around the globe. As such, they asked varsity football and soccer coaches at the start of the fall season to choose a game that they felt would be appropriate to livestream; those games are coming up.

Next Friday, October 21 the varsity soccer team (5-3-1) will take on Georgetown Prep at 4 p.m. on Steuart Field; then on Saturday, November 5 the varsity football (4-1) game welcomes St. Stephens/Saint Agnes at 2:30 p.m. Both games may be viewed by clicking on this link (or on the image below). 

27th Annual Bulldog
Golf Tournament

Last call to 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

There are still a few spots available; it's not too late!
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 or wish to discuss
sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tournament Director Don Swagart '76 at
or call at (202) 537-5289.

Upcoming Events

Washington, DC

Book Reading & Reception 
with Headmaster Wilson

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Trapier Theater, Marriott Hall
St. Albans School
Washington, DC 20008

Join us as for a reading and reception to celebrate the publication of Headmaster Vance Wilson's new book Each Day: A Veteran Educator’s Guide to Raising Children. 

Kindly R.S.V.P. by November 11th to Kari Wade at (202) 537-6426 or


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
AG! Annual Giving STRIVE Logo

Looking Back: 2015-16

43 percent of St. Albans alumni—1,817 in all—participated in Annual Giving last year. Bulldog alumni gave generously, too, contributing an all-time record $1.2 million—the equivalent of 28 full student scholarships. Individually and collectively, every one of these gifts make a profound difference for the boys studying at St. Albans today. Thank you. 

2015-16 Alumni AG Participation Comparison Chart

How STA Stacks Up

STA is an alumni participation leader among DC area schools (Go Bulldogs!), but we have room for improvement when compared with our national peers. While our past results place us in rarefied air, we aspire to achieve even greater results. With everyone’s help, we know we can break through the 50% participation barrier.

Looking Ahead: 2016-17

Annual Giving remains our first priority during STRIVE. Every donor to AG is also a campaign donor. Every gift directly supports students and their teachers, and helps keep our community strong. 

So when you receive a call from a volunteer or a letter in the mail this fall, please take time to carefully consider the request, and respond as generously as you are able. Every gift—at every level—makes a difference and is appreciated. Thank you! 

Last Call: Fall ’16 Phonathon

All are welcome (and encouraged!) to join us in the Cafritz Refectory for the final night of our fall Alumni Phonathon: Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or a first-time caller, we need your help!  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 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!

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!

Check out the NEW
School Store

There's a slew of great new St. Albans gear at the School Store this fall, and online ordering is now available! For more information and to place your order please click here. Be sure to order by November 11, 2016 to ensure holiday delivery.
School Store poster

Alumni and the STA
Community in the News

Let us know what's going on and we'll share it with the St. Albans family! Pass along newsworthy material for the eNewsletter by e-mailing


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

October 2016 Alumni Puzzler

Question:  For many years, this needlepointed image of St. Alban was used as a banner for processions at and by the school.  The needlework was done from a sketch by a then-current student, using another student as a model.  Can you name the artist, the model, or both?
Please send responses to
Answer to the September 2016 Alumni Puzzler
Question:The Washington National Cathedral’s Jerusalem Altar and Canterbury pulpit share a connection with what building on our campus?
Answer: Both were stored in the Little Sanctuary – along with the Bishop Satterlee’s cathedral -- while Washington National Cathedral was being constructed (the photo below shows things to be a bit cramped…)

Thanks to all who responded!

Remember when...

From October 19, 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.

20 Years Ago
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60 Years Ago

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