Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: February 17, 2017
Posted 02/17/2017 12:00PM
Greetings from the Hilltop!
Greetings from the Hilltop

Feb, 17, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop

 

Rios Conservatory dedicated

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This morning we formally dedicated the Rios Conservatory, one of the signature spaces in the SG Academic Center. Made possible by a generous donation from Victoria and Julio Rios, parents of Catherine Rios '16 and Caroline Rios '19, the greenhouse has quickly become one of the many beloved places on campus. Along with offering a host of teaching and learning opportunities, the 325-square-foot room, which houses a large variety of plants, has quickly become a popular study space and place of quiet reflection for students and teachers alike. Read more.

Celebrating our love of St. George's

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We celebrated Valentine's Day by showing our love for SG! For the week before the holiday, we staged a special "I ❤ SG" photo contest asking community members what they love about St. George's. The entries were fantastic. Check out the gallery of more than 170 photos here.

 

We'll be staging a similar "Show Your Dragon Pride" photo contest for St. George's Day, April 23. We'll be judging entries on the level of passion for St. George's displayed. Dig out some of your old SG logo merchandise — or better yet, buy some new gear from the bookstore — and get creative. More details to come.

Alumnus snags a star for commercial

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A commercial, written by Joe Berkeley '84, made waves this month primarily because of the "actor" in its starring role. A promotional spot for Shields MRI in Quincy, Massachusetts, the ad features none other than Tom Brady, star quarterback of the New England Patriots — dramatic overtime winners of Super Bowl LI.

 

Now the winner of five Super Bowls, Brady and his Super Bowl rings were key to the plot line. Watch the commercial here. Joe reports: "This spot was covered by every major news outlet, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and broadcast news outlets such as ESPN. When the spot broke on social media, it struck a chord with Patriot Nation, and received more than 1 million views on social media."

A St. George's connection in St. John

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The crew of Geronimo got a special visit from an old friend this week. Now in the Virgin Islands, the crew welcomed aboard Caroline Rogers, daughter of the late history and English teacher Robin Rogers '44, for an up-close lesson in marine science. Caroline is a marine ecologist with the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center based at the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean field station in St. John. She is noted for her ongoing research on coral reefs and is vice president of the International Society for Reef Studies. Thanks to Chair of the Science Department emeritus Steve Leslie for connecting Ms. Rogers with our students. ­Captain Mike Dawson reports, "The students were very welcoming and had a great time snorkeling in this beautiful and unique area — Water Creek in Hurricane Hole at Virgin Islands National Park."

Alumni athlete hits the sweet spot in college

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Erika Martin '16 recently earned scholar-athlete from the athletic department at Salve Regina University. Erika earned a 4.0 grade point average while playing forward in 23 games for the women's hockey team. Congratulations, Erika!

Remember the smell of the chem lab?

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Our "Throwback Thursday" post on social media this week, courtesy of the St. George's Archives, shows how far we've come in science lab safety. Not wearing goggles, but rather nose clamps, the students in the photo from the late 1920s are conducting an experiment in Memorial Schoolhouse. We can almost smell the sulphur.

SG Trivia Contest

Congratulations to last week's trivia contest winner, Manning Unger '90, who knew that Tom Evans was the swim coach of Laura Stack de Ramel '90 when she set the record for the 500 free in 1989.

 

This week's trivia question: The late Roy Penny, who taught at St. George's from 1966-1985, was a lover of plants, who devotedly tended to the community garden opposite Twenty House. What subject did Mr. Penny teach? The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 a purchase from the school store. Good luck!

 

Alumni Hockey Game

2/25/2017

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Palm Beach, Fla.
Reception
2/28/2017

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Santa Monica, Calif.

Reception

3/14/17

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San Francisco, Calif.

Reception

3/15/17

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Boston, Mass.

Reception

4/6/17

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Washington, D.C.

Reception

4/12/17

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Bermuda

Reception

4/18/17

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Glen Cove/Locust Valley, N.Y.

Reception

4/27/17 

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All upcoming events are listed on the Alumni page of our website. To RSVP, email us here.

 

To view photos of recent St. George's events, visit our Flickr page.

 
 
 
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