Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Nov. 4, 2016
Posted 11/04/2016 10:00AM

Weekly News 


Nov. 4, 2016

Greetings from the Hilltop!

We had a record turnout for our annual reception in New York Tuesday night. The ever-popular event, hosted by trustee Joe Hoopes ’62, drew close to 230 to the New York Yacht Club. Organized by the Advancement Office, the reception also was a huge show of support for the school and we thank all the attendees for their enthusiastic display of Dragon Pride!

Two St. George’s sailors competed in the Cressy — the singlehanded national championships — in Galveston, Texas, last weekend. Hats off to Ted Bjerregaard ’18 and Alex Fasolo ’18, who had great performances. Ted placed seventh in the Full Rig division and Alex placed 12th in the Radial Division. The sailors were lucky enough to be able to stay right near the sailing center at the home of Dr. David Randall ’82, an SG trustee and dad of Stuart Randall ’18. David snapped this photo (right) of the competition beyond his SG flag and sent it to us with the note, “Got my new flag flying with pride!” And another Dragon was also in the mix: Joe Mack ’12, had dinner one night with Coach Roy Williams, Alex and Ted, who is Joe’s cousin. Joe, who earned bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and business management at the University of Pennsylvania, is working as a utilities engineer at ExxonMobil in Houston.

This week we unveiled the second video of our six-part series on students and their passions. Today’s features outstanding science student Caroline Billyard ’17 (right), who designed her own independent study with biology teacher Holly Williams. The piece is titled “A Passion to Discover.” Join us in celebrating the talents and initiatives of our amazing students!

An editorial by Richard Painter ’80 appeared in the New York Times on Sunday. The piece is titled, “On Clinton Emails, Did the F.B.I. Director Abuse His Power?” Richard, now a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, was the chief White House ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007 under President George W. Bush.

Interested in the story behind the highly successful Newport Shipyard? There’s a great Q&A with managing partner Charlie Dana P’91, ’01, ’05 on Charlie and his wife, Posy, are longtime sailing enthusiasts and three of their children graduated from SG: the late Milo Ryan ’91, Isabella Dana Ridall ’01 and Nick Dana ’05.

Yesterday’s chapel service (right) featured a special program of music for our All Saints’ Day. Thanks so much to the fabulous SG Jazz Ensemble and choir, as well as Chair of the Music Department Ed Mudrak, whose killer rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” gets us smiling — and singing — every year.

Congratulations to Mike Robey ’06, who knew straightaway that Valerie Simpson is St. George’s awesome archivist (and to whom we are highly indebted for her stewardship of our historic collections!)

This week’s trivia question: New York Yacht Club member, loyal alumnus and trustee Joe Hoopes ’62 is one of SG’s longest-serving volunteers. What building on campus is named in honor of Joe's father? The winner will receive a coupon code for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore. Good luck!


Save the dates for:
• The Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Middlesex Weekend: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12
• Our Chicago reception, hosted by Christopher Bahr and Paget Reed Bahr ’86, at the Racquet Club of Chicago: Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• The Alumni Hockey Game: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
• Our Washington, D.C., reception, hosted by Tucker ’87 and Susie Carlson ’87, P’15 ’18: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Bermuda reception, hosted by Calista and Jamie Todd P’18: April 18, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Glen Cove/Locust Valley area reception, hosted by David and Lisa Scully ’81 P’15, ’18, ’19: Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Alumni Weekend 2017: May 19-21, 2017

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