Peter McVeigh 1760 was recently
featured in an NBC 10 segment entitled "Turkey Bowl: Decades of Tradition
& Football." According to the report, Peter and his friends have been
playing football on Thanksgiving for 50 years now! CLICK
HERE to view NBC 10’s feature on Peter.
A group of classmates from the class of
’56 started meeting for lunch on a monthly basis following their 50th reunion
in 2006. They eat at a different restaurant each month. On December 1, 2011,
the loyal lunch group met at Totaro’s Restaurant in Conshohocken.
Pictured are, from left to right, Dick
Seitchik ’56 (standing), Bill Fiedler ’56, Rich Christine ’56,
Hap Gwyn ’56, George Snyder ’56, Stan Stevenson ’56, and
Peter Grave ’56 (standing). Dunc
Hubley ’56, always a regular, missed
Smith ’57 (right), and wife Betsy, traveled to Peru (Machu
Picchu) and Ecuador (the Galapagos) over the holidays. Art reports that swimming in the Galapagos
with sea lions and walking in the footsteps of Charles Darwin was quite an
experience. This trip tops off a busy traveling year for them in 2011. Art
also traveled to the Czech Republic in September. He is shown in
Prague, Czech Republic on the Charles Bridge that crosses over the
Vltava river. “The legend
is that rubbing on that spot on the bronze casting will bring luck!,” Art
In October 2011, LaSalle University honored Derrick Pitts ’73, the Franklin
Institute’s Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium, and
conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. “In recognition of his deep knowledge of
astronomy and his extraordinary ability to share the beauty and complexity of
the universe with others,” the announcement read.
constantly running into each other. Claude
Harrison ’80 and Reece Chandler ’07 (left)
both work for Accenture and were seated across from one another on a project
with an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. “I’m glad I’m still running into Patriots,”
Luca Sergio ’86
and his wife, Elena, are so happy to have a new addition to the family, Roberto
Alessio Sergio. Robert was born in August of this year! Luca said he would have
loved to make the Class of 1986’s
25th Reunion, but he was unfortunately traveling.
William M. Jaffe, D.O. ’91 has become partner at Biltmore
Cardiology in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a Board Certified Cardiologist practicing
Preventative Cardiology, with special interest in Women's Heart Disease. He and
his wife, Silvana, reside in the Ahwatukee Foothills section of Phoenix and are
avid hikers and golfers.
reported by The Mercury newspaper, Dana Hazard ’93
is in her first year coaching Methacton’s boys’ swimming team. She’s also
in her third year as head coach of the Methacton Aquatic Club.
Bruce Robertson, the father-in-law of Courtney Thomson Robertson ’93,
hosted Mrs. Michelle Vieille’s third grade class (right) at his farm on December 5,
2011. GA students learned about colonial blacksmithing from Mr. Robertson, who
is also the grandfather of Jordan ’21.
Hebling Peduzzi ’94 (left)
won the election on November 8, 2011 for Whitemarsh Township Supervisor. One of
the former Township Supervisors that Cathy replaces is Leslie Stern Richards ’85, who was elected as a Montgomery County
Elisabeth Harris ’96 is working on an art preservation and
documentary project about Elizabeth Rothstein, an artist and family friend for
whom she was named after. Rothstein’s work was once selected by famous painters
Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth to be shown in The Met, but now her paintings,
spanning from the 1920s-1950s, sit in a storage locker in New Mexico with an
uncertain future. Harris is looking to launch a temporary gallery exhibition
of Rothstein’s best work, find a lasting home for Rothstein’s work and to
create a short film documenting the whole process. CLICK HERE to view a video preview of Harris’ project.
Harris is also a producer on the 2012 remake of the old Edward R. Murrow CBS
show “Person To Person,” which starts airing in February.
Chadwin ’97 was featured in Main Line Media News on November 29, 2011. Chadwin is now in his seventh season as
head coach of Immaculata University’s men’s basketball team. According to the
article, Chadwin has guided his team to the NCAA Division III Tournament once
and the conference playoffs four times during his tenure. Chadwin has also
produced two 1,000-point scorers and has mentored 11 all-league selections,
including two first team, six second team and three honorable mention honorees.
HERE to read the story.
Welsh ’97 and his wife, Bridget, welcomed their
daughter, Raegan Catherine, on March 23, 2011.
Big brother, Drew, is really enjoying having a little sister!
Academy past, present, future: Getting together on Thanksgiving weekend were Mark
Udis ’99 and Cooper Udis (class
Duffine ’99 and Eli Duffine (future class of ’30 hopeful), and Pete Jennings ’99
and Quinn Jennings (hoping to be Eli’s classmate in class ’30).
Bree Wexler Eingorn ’00 and husband Kyle Eingorn are
thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Hudson Cole (left), born October 11, 2011
and weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces. Bree writes, “We are happily living in
Yardley with our new bundle of joy and enjoying our time with our new baby and
USA Swimming featured Geoff Meyer ’00 on Dec. 12, 2011.
Meyer is back in the pool and trying to qualify for the Olympic Time Trials in
June as a tribute to his late friend Fran
Crippen ’02. READ
Steve Holmes ’01 was
featured on PhillyLacrosse.Com on November 25, 2011. Holmes, a member of the
Philadelphia Wings and MLL Denver Outlaws, is helping push the American Indoor
Lacrosse Association movement in lacrosse. AILA blends the skill sets of field
lacrosse and box lacrosse.
Dr. Sara Keely Beltz MD ’02 married John-Patrick Schultz on
September 3, 2011 in Jenkintown, PA. The reception was held at the Philadelphia
Cricket Club and was attended by classmates Geoffrey Goldberg ’02, Erica Greenberg ’02, Vicki Seidner ’02, Kira Bryers ’02 and Jessica Anders ’99. The couple lives in Philadelphia. Sara is a second year resident in Internal
Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and John-Patrick is a Ph.D
candidate in Philosophy at Villanova University.
Friends and classmates, Andrew Ferguson and Daniel
Slepak, from the class of 2003,
are director and producer, of a new film titled “A Show of Hands.” The film,
which they are making in conjunction with students from the California School
for the Deaf, Riverside, is about “two deaf teens preparing for their first
ever hip-hop battle." CLICK HERE to view a preview of the film.
Brynne Begley ’04 and Ryan Ott ’03 were married in Philadelphia on
September 24, 2011. Members of the bridal party included: Best Man Andrew Ott '06, Maids of Honor Ashley Begley ’07 and Kirby Begley ’12, bridesmaids Jenna Wolfe Saunders ’04 and Sara Wyszomierski ’04, and groomsmen Dan Slepak ’03 and Alex Shapiro ’03. Also in attendance were over 20 alumni
representing the classes of ’03, ’04, ’06 and ’07. The couple resides in Wayne, PA.
Jenna Wolfe ’04 married Nicholas Saunders on
July 16, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norristown, PA. Sara Wyszomierski ’04 and Brynne Begley Ott ’04 were members of the bridal
party and celebrated with several other GA alumni. Jenna and Nick met as undergraduates at
Virginia Tech where they graduated in 2008. They currently live in Carlsbad, CA
and both work at ViaSat, Inc.
Caroline Doty ’08 was featured in a number of
preseason women’s basketball previews, including ESPN.Com
and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
guard Cameron Ayers ’10 of the Bucknell men's
basketball team was named the Susquehanna Valley Limousine Bison Athlete of the
Week on November 28, 2011. Ayers was also named Most Valuable Player of the
TicketCity Legends Classic Lewisburg Subregional by averaging 13.3 points in
three wins over the weekend of Nov. 25-27, and managed 12.0 points and 2.5
rebounds per contest in Bucknell's four victories between Nov. 19-Nov. 27. More
recently, he was named the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
on Dec. 19.
the weeks leading up to the start of the women’s basketball season, Penn State
sophomore guard Maggie Lucas ’10 has
been featured in a number of publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Daily Collegian.
She was also featured in and graced the cover of Town and Gown’s Penn State 2011-12
Winter Sports Annual edition. According the article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, after the Nittany Lions were ousted from
the last season’s NCAA Tournament in the second round, Lucas set a goal of
making over a 100,000 shots in the offseason, a goal she reached in