News and Notes

  • Rebecca Simpson ’10 Enchants with the Harp

    Allison Huang '17
    Posted December 5, 2016

    Her harp has led her from Brussels, to play for the Duke of Wellington, to New York, on a concert tour with the Metropolitan Opera, and on October 22, Rebecca Simpson ’10 returned to Lawrenceville to rehearse with the pit orchestra for the 2016 fall musical, Cinderella.

  • Presenting the 2016 Report of Giving

    Posted November 22, 2016

    During this season of thanks, we are pleased to present The Lawrenceville School 2016 Report of Giving, an acknowledgement of the thousands of alumni, parents and friends who make it possible for us to sustain the highest standard of excellence for our students.

  • Big Red Coach, Teacher, and Student: Stuart Robertson ‘11

    Brittany Sun ‘19
    Posted November 14, 2016

    Stuart Robertson ‘11 returned “home” to Lawrenceville this fall, where he’s teaching art and coaching junior varsity soccer – all while completing his master’s in teaching and learning through the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education as a Penn Fellow. He spoke with Brittany Sun ’19 about what it’s like to be back, particularly as a coach in the soccer program where he honed his skills.

  • Big Red Wins Big Against Hill

    Posted November 8, 2016

    Big Red won big against historic rival The Hill School on Saturday, November 5, during what has come to be called "Hill Weekend." As the photo illustrates, Lawrenceville athletes had the enthusiastic support of their number one fan.

  • Lawrentians Rise to the Challenge on Big Red Giving Day

    Posted November 4, 2016

    Lawrentians have once again demonstrated their capacity to rise to – and surpass – any challenge. Between 12:00 midnight and 11:59 p.m. on November 3, our fourth annual Big Red Giving Day, Lawrenceville alumni, parents and friends made 1,100 gifts and pledges totaling $1,286,188, a new one-day record for support of The Lawrenceville Fund/Parents Fund and a 16 percent increase in giving over last year. Lawrentians easily met a generous Trustee Challenge, which promised $50,000 for each 200 gifts or pledges, up to $200,000 for 800 gifts, with a bonus of an additional $100,000 if the number of gifts exceeded 1,000. This brought the total dollar amount for the day to an outstanding $1,586,188.

  • Mark Gabrielson ’74 P’02 ’08 Discovers a Sailor’s Delight

    Posted October 28, 2016

    Don’t let his 30-year career as a senior corporate executive fool you. Mark Gabrielson ’74 P’02 ’08 is a sailor at heart. A member of the New York Yacht Club, former commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club, and trustee of the Marion-Bermuda Race, it was Gabrielson’s passion for maritime history that led him to a unique discovery: a celestial navigation playbook dating back to the Napoleonic era.

  • #BigRedGivingDay

    Posted October 25, 2016

    Mark your calendar for Lawrenceville’s fourth annual Big Red Giving Day on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET. This one-day, online-based fundraising event encourages you to show your Big Red pride as Lawrenceville friends, parents, and classmates come together to support Lawrenceville academics, faculty, athletics, arts, financial aid, and more.

  • Lawrenceville Unveils the Newly Renovated Eichelberger Tennis Center

    Posted October 20, 2016

    Athletic Director Tripp Welborne and Head Master Stephen S. Murray H’55 ’65 ’16 P’16 welcomed alumni and parents to the official unveiling of the newly refurbished Eichelberger Tennis Center at a dedication ceremony held during Parents’ Weekend. Donors Karina and Patrick Fung P’18, Yiping Li and Chiu Hung Shum P’19, and the Friedland,and Wellemeyer families were recognized by Head Master Murray for their exceptional generosity to the School.

  • Mary Kate Barnes H’59 ’77 P’11 ’13 ’19 to Receive the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award

    Posted October 17, 2016

    The Lawrenceville School congratulates Mary Kate Barnes H’59 ’77 P’11 ’13 ’19 on being selected as the winner of the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award from CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education). The Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award “recognizes independent school advancement professionals for their distinguished service to their profession, their school and CASE. It was named in honor of Robert Bell Crow, a former development director at Deerfield Academy.”

  • The F. M. Kirby Math and Science Center Sheds New Light on Age-old Disciplines

    Posted October 14, 2016

    October 6, 2016, marked the official dedication of the new F.M. Kirby Math and Science Center. A physical testament to the School’s investment in the fields of math and science, the building sheds new light on the importance of two age-old disciplines in preparing students for success in the 21st century.


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