News and Notes

  • Welcome Home, Lawrentians!

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Have you lost touch with your roommate from Upper or Reynolds? Wonder what happened to that lab partner or teammate? Are you curious about whether students still play Frisbee in the Bowl and sunbathe in the Circle? If you find yourself reminiscing about the “Lawrenceville experience,” it must be time to come back for Alumni Weekend.

  • Mike Zuckerman ’05 Elected President of Harvard Law Review

    Posted May 2, 2016
    Credit: Leslie Brown

    What does our own Mike Zuckerman ’05 now have in common with President Barack Obama? Both can list “President of Harvard Law Review” on their résumés. Mike was selected by his fellow editors earlier this year to serve as the law review’s 130th president.

  • Atlee to Retire as Big Red Baseball Coach

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Champ Atlee '62 H'74 '75 '79 '83 '84 '06 is hanging up his spikes, but not shelving his books. Atlee will retire as the Big Red Varsity Baseball Coach at the end of this season, his 40th. He will continue at the School as an English Master. Fellow English Master Ron Kane ‘83, assistant varsity baseball coach and head boys’ basketball coach, will take over in 2017.

  • Alumni Artist Erin Kornfeld ’01 Displays Playful Portraiture

    Posted April 29, 2016

    This year’s Alumni Artist Exhibit in the Marguerite and James Hutchins Gallery of the Gruss Center of Visual Arts will include selected photographs from Erin Kornfeld ’01. Featuring playful combinations of “People + Things,” Kornfeld uses her self-proclaimed affinity for people, food and beautiful objects in a host of unexpected ways to create photography that is as visually arresting and thought-provoking as it is beautiful.

  • Big Red Honors Alumni with New Crew Shells

    Posted April 27, 2016

    Lawrenceville lost its races against Connecticut’s Kent School earlier that morning, but you’d never know it from the demeanor of the boys’ and girls’ crews. Having changed into blazers and ties for the boys and classic black dresses for the girls, the Big Red rowers clearly regarded this as a formal and festive occasion. Indeed, Head Master Steve Murray H’55 ’65 P’16, Athletic Director Tripp Welborne, School Chaplain Sue Anne Steffey Morrow H’12, and two former Olympic gold medalists were on hand to help dedicate two new crew shells – Vespoli eights – generously funded by two anonymous Lawrenceville donors.

  • Don Parfet ’71: Family Roots and Musical Wings

    Posted April 25, 2016

    The thirteenth Gilmore Keyboard Festival will take place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, beginning April 26 and running through May 14, 2016. Presented biennially in honor of the late Irving S. Gilmore, Class of 1919, a local businessman and philanthropist, it is the largest and one of the most prestigious piano festivals in North America. But for Don Parfet ’71, president of the Festival board, the event is as much a celebration of family as it is of music.

  • Passing of George Shafer ’47 Recalls the Other “School Camp”

    Posted April 21, 2016
    George '47 and Dede Shafer

    “It was at Lawrenceville School that Carlton Shafer met Dr. Samuel E. Osbourn and Theodore B. Hewitt, fellow masters at the School. Carlton knew of Camp Choconut, not far from his home in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and the three men felt that many of their students would benefit from a summer of studying away from distractions of hotels and seaside resorts.” *

    So begins Dede Shafer’s book-length account of the first 100 years of Camp Susquehannock, founded in 1905 by her father-in-law, G. Carlton “King” Shafer, assistant Housemaster in Cleve, and later presided over for 40-plus years by her husband, George C. Shafer ’47, and his brother Ed. George Shafer passed away earlier this month, but his legacy among Lawrentians lives on.

  • Tom Gallagher ’67 P ’07 ’12 Leads the American Radio Relay League

    Posted April 18, 2016

    Tom Gallagher ’67 P ’07 ’12 has been elected as CEO and Secretary of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) effective April 18, 2016.

  • Gabie Figueroa ’10 to Talk Engineering – and Maybe a Little Hockey

    Posted April 14, 2016
    Gabie Figueroa '10 is #21 for the New York Riveters. Photo credit: Bess Adler for The New York Times

    Lawrenceville’s Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) club is sponsoring a talk by Gabie Figueroa ’10 on Sunday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. in Kirby Science 1018 (the lecture hall) titled, “How Doc T Convinced Me to Be an Engineer and Why I haven't Looked Back Since.” All Lawrentians are invited to attend, especially current students interested in engineering as a career.

  • Katherine Droppa ’11 Puts College at Your Fingertips

    Posted April 11, 2016

    Recognizing a need for speed and convenience in disseminating information across campus, Katherine Droppa ’11 and three of her fellow computer science majors at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) recently launched the Hamilton App.


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