Carl Ortman '63 stopped by recently with a lovely pen-and-ink drawing of the front entrance gate and administration building on the St. Paul's campus on Rogers Avenue, where he spent his first year at the school before moving to Brooklandville in 1952. "Mr. [Edmonton] Hussey was the head of the lower school and a real taskmaster with the fly-back paddle," recalls Carl. The Alumni Office thanks Carl for kindly donating this drawing to the archives. (Editor's Note: The Lower School consisted of grades 3-5 until 1952.)
Ned Dukehart '67 writes: "after almost thirty years as a Wall Streeter, most of which was with Alex. Brown, moved on to real estate in Palm Beach with Brown Harris Stevens. Weathered the collapse ...now witnessing a very strong recovery. Double-handed Bo Weisheit's Belgian built Etap 38 from Nassau to Baltimore in May. Bo is a great sailor and a great mate. Lots of laughs recounting STP days! We were greeted with the news of the '66 football team's induction into the HOF, a fitting end to a memorable trip."
Following a career as a principal in Washington County Public Schools and teaching at Towson University, Roger Stenersen '68 now directs the graduate Educational Leadership Program at Hood College, which prepares educators to be principals. His program offers both an M.S. and a certificate in Educational Leadership. His son is a rising junior at Hood. Roger lives in Boonsboro, which, he says, "sure beats driving back and forth to Towson!" Roger did make that drive early in May when he joined classmates on campus to mark their 50th reunion.
Tim Cockey '73, having published a successful series of detective novels featuring Fells Point undertaker Hitchcock Sewell, as well as three neo-noir novels under his nom de plume, Richard Hawke, gives St. Paul's Alumni News a scoop: He'll spend his summer going over the final draft of his first non-crime novel, a literary comedy that he hopes to have ready for publication in late 2014.
Tom Mitchell '77 is coordinating the technical implementation of a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme in Trinidad and Tobago, through a partnership that includes the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative, the Ministry of Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Tom has traveled there several times in the last year. Formal deployment of the Screening Programme is scheduled for June of 2013.
Peter Kandel '80, who practices law at KANDEL & ASSOCIATES in Baltimore, tells Columns that brother Christopher Kandel '78 is a finance attorney in London and has been recognized as a leader in that profession by a number of legal publications. Christopher has two kids and has recently remarried to an Italian businesswoman.
Jeff Finke '87 is Principal Information Systems Engineer with MITRE, which manages federally funded research and development centers, in McLean, VA. He holds two advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins, one in Information technology and the other an MBA. Jeff has four kids—the oldest a sixth-grader—and he's coaching the lacrosse teams of two of his kids.
Bryce Smith '90 CEO of OneEnergy Renewables, a Seattle-based company that sells long-term, fixed-priced power to corporate and educational institutions at competitive rates—a business model that allows the company to build solar power projects. His company is looking to work with independent schools. Bryce and a classmate once owned a beer distributorship in Virginia.
Ziad Gellad '93 is a gastroenterologist and health services researcher at Duke. After completing his M.D. and M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins, he went to Duke for further training and has been on faculty since 2009. His research is on quality-of-care issues in gastroenterology.
Parker Baxter '94 is Director of Knowledge at The National Association of Charter School Authorizers, which is dedicated to quality improvements in public education by improving the performance of charter school authorizers. Parker develops content and resources for Knowledge Core, NACSA's new online knowledge and learning system. Prior to joining NACSA, he was Assistant Superintendent and Executive Director of the Office of Parental Options at the Louisiana Department of Education and Director of Charter Schools for Denver Public Schools. Earlier Parker was an aide to U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans.
Toby Mink '98 and his wife Nicole welcomed Elizabeth Boswell Mink into this world on April 29. "I actually made it out for an hour and a half to the reunion and had a blast with the '98ers," Toby says, referring to Blue-Gold Reunion Weekend. "Not sure how I convinced my wife that it was okay, but we only live 5 miles down the street."
Bob Andersson '98 writes from Marbella, Spain, where he's lived the last decade, to point out that the school's web site incorrectly lists the varsity ice hockey his senior year, when he was the captain. (Editor's note: Corrections to help us achieve 100% accuracy are welcome.) Bob works "in the premium rate sector of telecoms," he reports, "basically managing global marketing campaigns and, more recently, designing Apps and services for smartphones."
Mike Rosolio '00 has been hired as a writer for a new show on NBC this fall, "Sean Saves The World," with Sean Hayes and Thomas Lennon, to air Thursdays at 9 P.M. When asked to comment on this development, Mike responded with a prolonged "YES!"
Jim Gillis '00 married Ashley Valis in May.
Mike Mitchell '01 recently graduated from the Anne Arundel County Police Academy and Mike is an Anne Arundel County policeman and this picture is from his graduation ceremony from the police academy. He's spending his first six months on the force traveling around with a training officer.
Alex Griswold '06 has signed on at his alma mater, Davidson College, as Annual Fund Gifts Officer: "My job is to meet with alumni to help raise funds and improve the school," he says.
John Hoover '06 is an account manager at Graffy in San Diego, "a media and marketing agency in Encinitas, CA, with our primary focus being action sports," he writes. "We work with a lot of the surf, skate and snow brands (Oakley, Sanuk, Volcom, etc..) and handle anything from traditional media buys to full service event activations." John reports that "about 5-10 SP alums (mostly 05-07 grads) live right around each other in San Diego, and obviously come together for all Ravens games." John tracked us down recently via the St. Paul's Alumni App and is glad to be back in touch.
James Saylor '09 graduated on May 24 from the U.S. Naval Academy with both his commission as a Naval Ensign and a B.S., with an Arabic major and a Spanish minor. His first tour starts in June, aboard the USS Russell (DDG 59), based out of San Diego, CA.
Morgan Gerlak '10, who rows for Brown University, is one of 20 athletes invited by U.S. Rowing to the 2013 Men's Under 23 National Team Selection Camp. He will compete for a spot on the team that will represent the U.S. at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships from July 24-28 in Linz, Austria.
Connor Curro '11 was a member of the 2013 Stevenson lacrosse team that won the D-3 National Championship in May. He was also chosen Honorable Mention All-American as a defensive midfielder. At St. Paul's he played on the 2010 MIAA A-Conference championship team.