Alumni News July, 2018

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July 2018

Embrace the World, a dinner and auction celebrating George School’s quasquicentennial year, will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Plan to join your friends and classmates for this once-in-125-years event. Bid on unique gifts and experiences and party like it’s 1893! Proceeds from the event will support tuition assistance and faculty development. Read more.

Ruffin Mendenhall Hobbs ’70 will be celebrated this year with two memorial exhibitions of sculpture, drawings, decorative metal work, forged objects, and photos in North Carolina. As a highly-regarded artist primarily working in metal, he was fascinated by the interplay of wire, volume, and open space. Read more.

Faisal Saleh ’70 opened Palestine Museum US, a new US-based museum dedicated to researching and preserving Palestinian history, art and culture, in his hometown of Woodbridge, Connecticut in April 2018. Read more.

Meredith Harper Houston ’93, founder and chair of the Swan Within, was recognized at the June 2018 Youth Justice Conference, organized by former US Secretary of Labor and current Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis. Read more.

Andrew Levengood ’95 has committed $40,000 over the next four years to help current George School students have experiences like the ones that made such a difference to him. He has created a term scholarship called Exist to Inspire, and he is donating to support the international service trip fund. Read more.

Upcoming Events

October 20. Embrace the World

November 2-3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

December 16. Holiday Meeting for Worship

May 3-5. Alumni Weekend

More News

Renée Mayo ’93 was featured in the Oliver Scholars Spotlight in June 2018. A graduate of the Oliver Scholars program and recent addition to the George School Development Office, Renée shares her journey from New York’s Queensbridge Houses to George School, Barnard College, law school at Texas Southern University, and back to George School as a planned giving officer and dorm resident. Read more.

Adam Wilson ’87, the head of school at Griffin School in Austin, Texas, celebrated the opening of a new building on campus. Designed by Murray Legge Architecture, the building is the school’s first ground-up construction. Texas Architect magazine highlighted the new building in their May/June 2018 issue. Read more.

Michael Stricks ’83 joined Divorce for Season 2 as the co-executive producer. Divorce is a HBO original series that follows Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert Dufresne (Thomas Haden Church), a couple living in the picturesque New York City suburb of Hastings-on-Hudson as they go through a tumultuous divorce. Read more.

Jean Morrison ’76 was recently profiled by the Boston University magazine BU Today for the unusual contents of her office. As is fitting for the geology professor turned Boston University provost and chief academic officer, the “artifacts” range from rare crystals and a rock hammer to a giant white statue of the school mascot. Read more.

Blythe Danner ’60 recently returned to theaters this month in Hearts Beat Loud, a movie about a single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) who is getting ready to send his talented, song-writer daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college to become a doctor. Read more.

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