Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Jan. 20, 2017
Posted 01/20/2017 09:00AM

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Greetings from the Hilltop!


Jan. 20, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop


Coffee, anyone?


The Academic Center atrium was filled with the smell of gourmet coffee yesterday as Jim Cannell addressed the community as part of the Science Department's Brown Bag Lunch Series. Jim, the father of Josephine '13, Alex '15 and Margo '17, founded Jim's Organic Coffee — the world's first all-organic coffee roaster — in 1992. He talked to students about the company's important relationships with growers around the world — and what the label "organic" really means. Read more about Jim's company here.

A Fulbright Scholar recalls his time in Senegal


S.J. Tilden '09 is now in his second year at the Tulane University Law School in New Orleans — but Senegal is not far from his mind. That's because S.J. spent nine months as a Fulbright Scholar in the African country from the fall of 2015 through last June. Read more about S.J.'s reflections on his experiences there as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Program, which places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in schools overseas.

St. George's in Seoul


Many thanks to our parents and alumni in Seoul who were able to attend our receptions honoring Eric and Krista Peterson earlier this week. (Pictured above with the two are Inbae Lee '03, Lydia von Boode '05, Seung Kang '07 and Phillip Hyun Ho An '14.) View the photos on our page.

'93 grad recording her first album


Briney Dillon '93, now a singer in Boston, is well on her way to fulfilling a dream. She's working with a producer to complete her first professionally recorded album, thanks to donors to her indiegogo campaign. Check out her fabulous first single "Hey What" here. Good luck, Briney!

Music and '10 grad's talk make for moving MLK service 


   Kinyette Henderson '10 told students and faculty gathered in chapel on Jan. 16 that to be color-blind as a society, is "the most dangerous place we can be."

   Speaking at St. George's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day chapel service, Kinyette told students that instead they should take advantage of the opportunity to interact with a diverse community at St. George's — and to not shy away from discussions about race. Read more here. Watch a video of Kinyette's talk on our Vimeo channel. View the musical performances on our YouTube channel.

News from Geronimo 


The second group of students to spend time on Geronimo in the Caribbean this winter returns to the Hilltop on Wednesday. Captain Jill Hughes reports the crew had a great time this week during an onshore hike to Boiling Lake in Dominica. "The guides always encourage you to put the mud from the sulfur pools on your face as they believe it is beneficial for your skin, hence all the mud face painting!" (Pictured above are the guide and Olivia Gonzalez '17. The next student crew flies down to the boat Jan. 31. … Keep track of Geronimo and read the Captain's Log on our website.

Dad wins trivia contest

Congratulations to last week's trivia contest winner, Peter Stern, dad to Thaddeus Stern '19. Peter knew that the boys in the photo we posted were getting fitted for tuxes for the Winter Formal, which takes place next Thursday, Jan. 26. 

This week's trivia question

Live TV coverage of the Presidential Inauguration is running throughout the day today in the Hill Library. In what year did the library, where it stands now, reopen after a complete renovation? The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the St. George's Bookstore. Good luck!

Charleston, S.C.


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