Associate Director of Athletics, Varsity Field Hockey Coach
and Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach Ginny
Hofmann 1760 caught up with several GA alums at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention
in Philadelphia in January, including: Penny
Rohrer Moss '83, who coaches in Seattle, Samantha Vose Adey '97, who coaches in Wisconsin, and Kate Lawlor '05, who coaches in
The life of George
Washington Carpenter (1802-1860) was featured in the Feb. 10, 2012 “Yesterday
and Today” column on the Mt.
Airy Patch website. The article stated that Carpenter received “a classical
education at Germantown Academy” and was “the builder of the elegant “Phil-Ellena”
mansion and estate in West Mt. Airy." Carpenter, who owned his own drug business
at 301 Market Street in Philadelphia, produced and marketed medicines ordered
by physicians, the article stated. The report also noted that Carpenter invested
in real estate and owned 500 acres and over 400 houses, stores and factories,
and three large working farms.
Tyler Kepner ’93 wrote
in to congratulate classmate Jeff Decker
’93 on his promotion at Rutgers University. “Very proud of my good buddy Jeff Decker, just promoted to a
tenure-track professor job at Rutgers,” Kepner wrote. “Another superstar from
the legendary GA Class of 1993. We rock.” Decker is an ACLS/Mellon New Faculty
Fellow at Rutgers. According to Rutgers
University, he “writes about politics and government in the 20th century in
America." Rutgers also stated that Decker "is currently writing a book about public-interest law and the
American right in the Reagan era, which is titled The Other Rights Revolution:
Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government." Decker teaches courses
on the 1980s, American conservatism, and U.S. legal culture.
Cathy Peduzzi ’94 was
sworn in as one of two new supervisors to Whitemarsh Township's Board of Supervisors on Jan. 3, 2012.
In the Plymouth-Whitemarsh
Patch article about the swearing-in ceremony, Pedduzzi was quoted as saying, “I
look forward to serving the township and doing everything I can to make things
progress in a way that is appealing to as many people as possible. We will try
our best to bring everyone together and enjoy living in this great township."
Jessica Worth Schmidt '95 and her husband, Greg, welcomed their son, Mark Robert, on Nov. 29, 2011. Mark weighed in at six pounds, four ounces. Jessica and Greg enjoyed their first holiday season with Mark and their family in Delay Beach, Florida.
Immaculata University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jamie Chadwin ’97 and his dad, Steve
Chadwin, who is Abington Friends School’s head boys’ basketball coach, were
featured in a Feb. 1, 2012 Jewish Exponent article for their love of basketball. Jamie’s mom is
Assistant Head of Lower School Sherrea Chadwin 1760. CLICK
HERE to read the article.
Arianne Cohen ’99,
author of “The Tall Book” and co-author of “Confessions of a High School Word
Nerd,” recently discussed her latest project on CNN on Feb. 11, 2012. CLICK
HERE to view the interview. Keep up to date with Arianne on her website.
On Feb. 9, 2012, Jarrod
Spector ’99 performed his autobiographical program, “Minor Fall, Major
Life,” at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia as part of the Live from Loews
concert series. In the popular Broadway show “Jersey Boys,” Spector stars as
pop legend Frankie Valli. CLICK
HERE to read The Philadelphia Inquirer preview of Spector’s solo show.
Dr. Nicholas Jones
'04 successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Materials Science and
Engineering on November 22, 2011, and has authored many journal articles on the
subject of magnetic materials. He will continue his research career at the
Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division in Bethesda, MD as a research
scientist, starting on January 30, 2012.
Jones is also currently finishing the production of
a second album of Eastern Christian Hymnology in English, with a choir
that he helped form
in Pittsburgh (http://www.byzantinechant.org). Music, whether secular or sacred, has helped keep him focused throughout his
studies by providing an outlet for enjoyment other than science and math.
Reznik '06 was named a finalist in the 2012 Knight
Arts Challenge in Philadelphia on January 10, 2012. Only 55 applicants were
chosen as finalists out of 1,267 that answered the Knight Arts Challenge
question—“What’s your best idea for the Arts in Philadelphia?” Victor’s idea is
to help promote the city’s cinematic industry by commissioning emerging
filmmakers from Philadelphia to produce shorts for a new, local film festival.
Winners for the contest will be named in the spring. Knight Arts believes "art
can engage and enrich communities,” which is why it is conducting a three-year,
$9 million community-wide contest open to anyone.
Griffin '07 was featured in January 25, 2012
article for running the Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase, a major basketball
tournament “that is probably the biggest one-day attraction in Lehigh Valley
high school basketball” according to the report. Kyle is currently the Director
of Team Tournaments and Director of the Philly Hoop Group Classic at Hoop
HERE to read the article on Griffin.
Jessica Moldofsky ’09
spoke to GA’s A.P. Environmental Science class on Jan. 3, 2012 about her
experiences in the Agricultural Sciences program at Penn State University and
her current course work. Jessica is an Agricultural Sciences major and is
working towards her bachelors of sciences degree in Environmental Resource
Management with two minors: Wildlife and Fishery Science, and Water and Water
Resources. Muhlenberg College sophomore Austin Curry '10 was named to the
Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team according to a January 17,
2012 article on the school’s website. The report also said that Curry has
been a starter since he arrived at Muhlenberg and he ranks in the top 20 in the
Centennial Conference in scoring (10.4 ppg) and three-pointers (1.73 pg). Curry
is a two-time Scotty Wood all-tournament team selection and he leads active
Mules with 68 threes and he finished one trey short of the school’s freshman
Lucas ’10 is continuing to make sports pages. In
7, 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer article, it was noted that Lucas is tied with
four others “for ninth in the nation with a 41.7 percent three-point shooting
accuracy.” In the same edition, Lucas and her parents, Al and Betsy, were
featured in an exclusive story. Al and Betsy have a whole game day routine that
they never break! CLICK
HERE to read the story.