Fifty years after presiding over Lawrenceville’s theater arts club, Periwig, award-winning set designer and art director Hugh Landwehr ’68 returns to campus to help create the set of Guys and Dolls and celebrate Periwig’s 125th season.
Last Thursday evening, David B. Ottaway ’57 P’86 ’91 became the 27th recipient of The Lawrenceville Medal, the highest honor bestowed by Lawrenceville on an alumnus. The medal, presented in memory of groundbreaking environmentalist and author Aldo Leopold, Class of 1905, recognizes “lifetime achievement in a significant field of endeavor.”
BestPepRallyEver! Shortly after 3 p.m. on October 12, Lawrenceville students, faculty and staff began streaming into the School’s field house from all sides, quickly filling the arena floor as they gathered to thank Joe Tsai ’82 for his landmark gift.
Imagine you’re a high school student taking Honors U.S. History, and your teacher has assigned a research paper based on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Now imagine you have insider access to one of the foremost authorities on Douglass’ life.
“Deerfield Week” kicked off on Monday, September 11, and in recognition of the date and the upcoming contest, Head Coach Harry Flaherty invited Ron Kane ’83 P’20, English Master, varsity basketball coach, and former Big Red football captain, to address the team.
When Matt Tervooren ’07 was freelancing for the digital lifestyle company Thrillist in New York City, he would often go to a coffee shop to work when he wasn’t at home or in the office. That’s when he got the idea for Pourt, a hybrid restaurant and coworking space he recently opened in Manhattan’s Cooper Square.
A civil rights attorney who fought nearly every important civil rights case for two decades before becoming the first black woman to serve as a federal court judge, Constance Baker Motley has a fascinating history.
Lawrenceville will celebrate the life of beloved long-time track coach Ed Poreda H’57 ’61 ’63 ’67 ’69 ’70 ’89 P’77 GP ’04 ’07 '08 on August 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Edith Memorial Chapel on the Lawrenceville campus.
A graduate of the University of Virginia with a double major in political and social thought and Russian and Eastern European studies, Fenton '13 will teach English at Omsk State Pedagogical University in Omsk, the second largest city in southwest Siberia near the Russian border of Kazakhstan.
If you missed Alumni Weekend, want an intro to our new CFO, or want an update on the master plan for Lawrenceville, it’s all here in the summer issue of Virtus Semper Viridis, or VSV. All that and more.
Summer heat might be melting the mercury but winter is just a quick 22 weeks away. One Lawrenceville alumna has a hot idea for keeping mitts toasty - and chic - while texting, calling and snapping as temps drop.
The Lawrenceville Fund/Lawrenceville Parents Fund supplements tuition for every Lawrenceville student and is a vital component of our School’s annual operating budget. But some of you still haven’t made a gift to Lawrenceville this year. Here, in no particular order, are what we think are the top 10 reasons you should support The Lawrenceville Fund/Lawrenceville Parents Fund.
Lawrentians, be proud. Your enthusiastic response to Class Giving Day 2017 made this one-day fundraising event a resounding success. By 11:59 p.m. on June 6, new gifts totaled $208,230, with 375 gifts spread among all the classes. These numbers represent a 31% increase in gifts over 2016 and approximately double the dollars. We are grateful beyond words.
Today, June 6, is Class Giving Day, which means you can support your class and make your gift to Lawrenceville all at the same time! And thanks to a few generous alumni, your gift will be matched 1:1 – until the challenge money runs out – for double the impact on behalf of Lawrenceville students, faculty and programs.
Neither rain, nor cold, nor dark of night could mar the good times as Lawrenceville celebrated another wonderful Alumni Weekend, with alumni and their guests enjoying a round of parties, campus tours, faculty presentations, sporting events and special programs.
The Executive Committee of the Lawrenceville School Alumni Association has announced the names of this year’s two new Selectors and the Alumni Trustee. Heather Woods Rodbell ’91 succeeds Tim Wojciechowicz ’78 P ’06 ’10 ’12 as Alumni Trustee, and the new Alumni Selectors are Bruce L. Hager ’72 and Brendan T. O’Reilly ’83 P’16. The announcement was made by Alumni Association President Jennifer Ridley Staikos ’91 at the Alumni Association Induction Ceremony and Awards Presentation as part of Lawrenceville Alumni Weekend.
One of the most prestigious awards an alumnus can receive, The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented annually by the Lawrenceville School Alumni Association Executive Committee to the Lawrentian “who, through selfless devotion to the interests of The Lawrenceville School and to the activities of the Alumni Association, has contributed significantly to the welfare of Lawrenceville and who has exemplified the highest standards of The Lawrenceville School.”
“With Corrente Walk . . . the Crescent has come into its own, with a beautiful and distinctive landscape that gives it a unique presence on the Lawrenceville campus, just as the girls have carved out a singular presence for themselves in the life of our School.” With these words, on May 4 before an audience of trustees, Crescent House presidents and housemasters, and other special guests, Tom Carter ’70 P’01 ’05 led the dedication of Corrente Walk, a striking pedestrian path that has transformed the look and feel of the Crescent.
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.
Nick Nehamas '07, investigative reporter with the Miami Herald, is a recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on the “Panama Papers,” an international investigation that exposed how crooks and millionaires use the secret world of offshore companies.
Most of us consider Brown v. Board of Education a watershed moment in modern American history, the de facto beginning of the mid-20th century Civil Rights Movement. Not so, says Professor Michael J. Klarman, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, who delivered the 18th presentation of the Weeden Lecture in the Kirby Arts Center on Monday evening, April 3.
The Carver Foundation of Norwalk, Inc., will honor Lawrenceville School trustee Marcus Mabry ’85 with the Child of America Award at its annual gala on April 28, 2017, at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. Each year, Carver honors leaders in the fight for educational opportunity and a just society.
Both the Vermont State Senate and the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce recently honored Vermont State Senator William “Bill” Doyle ’45 P’84 at a gala event in Montpelier in recognition of nearly 50 years of service and contributions to the state and people of Vermont. A Republican member of the Vermont Senate from 1969 to 2017, Doyle is the longest-serving member of Vermont’s state legislature.
On March 2, Lawrenceville commemorated the 21st anniversary of the presentation of the Masters Awards with tributes to three former masters – and a 21st century approach to this Lawrenceville tradition.
Now in its fourth year, the annual Celebration of Black Lawrentians, co-sponsored by the Lawrenceville Black Alumni Association (LBAA) and the student-run Alliance of Black Cultures (ABC), offered an inspiring view into the achievements of Lawrenceville’s Black alumni and the talents and aspirations of the School’s Black students. The event, held on February 26 to coincide with Black History Month, included the presentation of the Trailblazer Award to an alumnus with a demonstrated history of commitment to the School, the community, and his or her profession.
Alumni may have noticed a new look for the Lawrenceville website, with bolder colors, larger photos, and a more prominent display of the information you access most often. We’ve made it easier to find upcoming events, view the latest alumni news and profiles, locate the nearest regional alumni club, update your information, and contact us and each other. And we’ve made it fully mobile-friendly, since an overwhelming majority of you access our site from your mobile devices.
Allen Fitzpatrick '73 H'85 '89 P'99 '04, chair of Lawrenceville's Visual Arts Department, opens a month-long exhibit of his paintings on January 26 with a reception at the Rider University Art Gallery in Lawrenceville. The exhibit is called "Looking," and it will feature both still lifes and landscapes.
It was billed as a celebration of Coach Ron Kane’s 25th year as head coach of the Big Red boys’ varsity basketball team, and a celebration it was, but the several dozen alumni who signed up to commemorate the occasion had clearly come to play. Held Saturday, January 14, this was no pick-up game.
On January 1, Jay Monahan ’89 ascended to what may be every weekend golfer’s fantasy job – PGA Tour commissioner. With the Tour since 2008 and having served as its chief marketing officer, deputy commissioner, and chief operating officer, it’s certain that Monahan has what it takes to continue to expand the image and reach of both the organization and the spor
Anyone who recalls the iconic commercials for brokerage firm E.F. Hutton – “when E.F. Hutton talks …” – will surmise from our title that Kate Moore ’95 offers lots of advice on investing, and they’d be right. So much so, in fact, that she’s featured on the cover of the January 2017 annual forecast issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
The Lawrenceville Lexicon was a gift from the Alumni Association to the School at its Bicentennial in 2010. Editor Merrell Noden ’73 and his team of alumni and parents spent three years combing the archives, calling alumni and faculty, and researching everything from trolley lines to golf course architects. Lawrenceville has accumulated many stories over its 200-plus year history.
This is the third edition of the Lexicon, completed in spring 2015.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.