We are saddened to report that Phyllis Morrison Biddle 1760 passed away on October 20, 2010. Phyllis was the first women’s athletic director at GA and was the driving force in the founding of the Girls Interacademic League. She was an accomplished athlete and a terrific coach. She is a member of GA Athletic Hall of Fame and was also the parent of two GA graduates, Dave Morrison '69 and Joan Morrison '72. Dave writes, "Mom loved GA! She attended the 2009 GA-PC Game at age 88, and participated in the halftime ceremony on the 50-yard-line honoring former coaches and Athletic Hall of Famers, to which she was elected in the first year it was awarded."
Inspired by the 124th Annual GA-PC Day games, the gentlemen of the class of ’58 met for lunch and their own mini pep rally on November 12th. With a couple of members of the class in from out of town, the gathering included nearly half the class.
Class of '66 members Jim Bricker, Floyd Lane and David Pedrick got together in Wayland, Massachusetts on November 6, 2010 to celebrate and toast their class.
Mike Richter ’85 recounts the glory days of the Spectrum - CLICK HERE
The online publication, The Prep School Negro, featured Robin Wallace '89 as the person of the week in August, 2010. "My high school taught me the basics – follow through!” Robin, who is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico, wrote. "I had a wonderful education at Germantown Academy, pre-K through 12th! I realized even then that I was experiencing an opportunity of stepping tools that efficiently would make my life easier, looking in one privileged window at a time. Conjugating the world ahead for I was armed with a variety of “windows.” It was a Black experience, a Human experience. Germantown Academy was another window into the soul of man. Exposure is a gift that keeps on giving. Stagnation, lack of, ignorance, doubt, and fear…. drifts further away as inward knowing answers everything. Germantown Academy had a part in that and therefore I am grateful."
GA alumni celebrating Jon Rilling's birthday include (left to right) Claudia Rilling '97, Jon Rilling '92, Heather Roth '91, Larry Roth '92, Jake Roth and Jerry Gallagher '92.
Chris Burgoon '93 and his wife, Lisa, are proud to announce the arrival of Brady Edward Burgoon, born October 22, 2010.
Eddie Harris '97 and his wife, Kristin, announce the birth of their son Will on November 4, 2010.
Mandy Olley '97 is entering her third year as an assistant women's basketball coach at Bucknell University, an NCAA Division I program in Lewisburg that is a member of the Patriot League.
Benjamin Simon arrived on July 4, 2010 to proud parents Suzanne and Jonathan Simon '00.
'01 tells us that she is back in Manhattan and "currently, I work as an on-air TV news reporter for News 12 Long Island - it's a 24 hour cable news network. I've worked as a news reporter and anchor since I graduated from Syracuse in 2005. I have traveled from Florida to Los Angeles and now back, to New York.”
Matt Crespi ’03
gets a pass from preparing Thanksgiving dinner. The 25-year-old Germantown Academy grad from Ambler is a contestant on the next season of the Food Network reality series "Worst Cooks in America," premiering January 2, 2011. Crespi, a Wharton alum, is working on his doctorate in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University. (as seen on Philly.com, 11/22/2010)
Thomas Nolan '07, a senior at Kenyon College, was named to the All-NCAC First Team (North Coast Athletic Conference.) He has also entered the Kenyon College record books as 10th all-time Assist Leader.