1. Annual Meeting of the Alumni

    Annual Meeting of the Alumni

    The annual meeting of the Andover-Abbot Alumni Association will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. in Cochran Chapel


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    My mother attended Senior Prom with a young man named John P.C. Moon, that ended up graduating from Phillips Academy, Andover. She is hoping to get in touch with him -- looked for him on Facebook but not able to find him. Hoping he may see this post or that someone else can point me in the right direction.
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    Featuring Hoopes Wine with Lindsay Hoopes '99 Road’s End Farm in North Sandwich, NH • August 9th • 6PM • Rain or Shine $150 per person • Seats at the farm table are limited. Squam Lake Inn & Road’s End Farm The culinary crew from Squam Lake Inn brings you an exclusive dining experience prepared on-site at Road’s End Farm featuring inspired local ingredients, fresh farm produce, and unique products from area purveyors. Includes: Welcome Hour with Appetizers, Beverages and Beer • 4-Course Dinner with Wine Pairing Call (603) 968-4417 to reserve your spot today, or stop by the Squam Lake Inn or
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    Dear members of the Andover campus community, Don Gordon, who served as Abbot Academy’s 18th and final principal from 1968 to 1973, passed away on June 23. A graduate of Andover, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, Gordon was just 33 years old when he was hired and from the outset was responsible for working in partnership with PA Headmaster Ted Sizer and many others to help smooth the way for the merger of Abbot and Phillips academies. “But a funny thing happened on the way to the merger: I fell in love with Abbot Academy,” wrote Gordon in a fall 2013 article in Andover magazine. The feeling, as it turns out, became mutual. Although tasked with preparing Abbot’s faculty and students for the controversial merger, he poured his energy into making life at Abbot as progressive as possible and initiated long-overdue changes. He eliminated antiquated rules, raised teacher salaries, expanded Abbot’s scholarship program, moved forward with maintenance projects, and resolved assorted personnel issues. Eventually he would write recommendations for faculty members he felt would be most suited for teaching on The Hill and presided over Abbot’s final graduation ceremony. After the merger was completed in 1973, Gordon left the town of Andover and worked as a consultant until 1992. He then taught in colleges in New Hampshire and Colorado before retiring in 2006. Gordon remained loyal to Abbot Academy and its alumnae for the rest of his life, returning to campus for Abbot events as recently as spring 2015. Gordon is survived by his son James, daughter Alexandra, a granddaughter, and his partner for life, Ruth Van Voorhis. A memorial service will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver, CO at 6:30 p.m. on July 18th. In lieu of flowers, his family has asked that donations be made in his memory to the Abbot Archives Project at Phillips Academy or to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver for its Archival Collection. I hope you are all well. Best, John Palfrey
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    From Big Blue to Pinstripes. Way to go Curtiss!
    Andover Athletics
    CURTISS POMEROY ’12 SIGNS WITH NEW YORK YANKEES From Kevin Graber, head baseball coach: "Curtiss Pomeroy ’12 edged ever closer to fulfilling his dream of playing Major League Baseball by signing a free agent contract with the New York Yankees at the team’s Spring Training headquarters in Tampa, Florida this morning. Pomeroy was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 28th round of last year’s 2015 Major League Baseball Draft but elected to forego the offer and play his senior season at Georgetown University. Pomeroy transitioned from the infield to pitching midway through his junior season at Georgetown and caught the attention of pro scouts with a fastball consistently clocked at 94 miles per hour. In a recent private workout with the Yankees, Pomeroy’s fastball topped out at a blazing 97. Pomeroy helped lead Andover to a 16-5 record and a Central New England Prep Championship in 2012. He anchored the defense at shortstop and led the team in batting with a robust .433 average on the strength of nine doubles, two homers, and 20 RBIs. Pomeroy paced the offense in slugging (.717), on-base percentage (.537), and runs scored (24) as well, stole eight bases, and did not surrender a hit in four one-inning mound appearances as the team’s closer. He was named First-Team All-Central New England Prep for his efforts. Pomeroy is the first Andover player to sign with a Major League Baseball organization since Hugh Quattlebaum ’96 was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 25th round of the 2000 MLB Draft. After a stellar playing career at Amherst College, Quattlebaum spent three seasons in the Tigers organization and another with the Baltimore Orioles, advancing as high as Triple A in 2003. Andover alumni with ties to Major League Baseball include: Charles Phelps Taft, Andover class of 1860, who sat for one term in Congress and helped his brother, William Howard Taft, win the U.S. Presidency, and best known in baseball circles as majority owner of the Chicago Cubs from 1914 until he sold the team to William Wrigley in 1916. Bill Vinton, Andover class of 1884, who made his Major League debut at the age of 19 as a rookie fireballer for the National League’s Philadelphia Quakers. His rookie season turned out to be his best, pacing Philadelphia’s pitching staff with a 10-10 record and 2.23 ERA. Walter Henry Snell, Andover class of 1909, who was a baseball player turned scientist. Following his pro career as a catcher for the Boston Red Sox, Snell earned a Ph.D. in botany and went on to a distinguished career as a professor and coach at his alma mater, Brown University. Johnny Broaca, Andover class of 1929, the son of Lithuanian immigrants who grew up in a tenement apartment in nearby Lawrence, Mass. The Yankees signed Broaca, a star pitcher, before he graduated from Yale. In his rookie season in 1934, Broaca went 12–9. In 1935, he went 15–7. In 1936, the year the Yankees won the World Series, Broaca was 12–7 with an ERA of 4.24. Bill Veeck, Andover class of 1932, who operated a trio of Major League Baseball teams – the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, and Chicago White Sox – and owned the White Sox from 1959-61 and again from 1976-80, purchasing the team a second time after the franchise was near bankruptcy and on the verge of moving to Seattle. Robert Uihlein, Jr., Andover class of 1934, who served as president of the Schlitz Brewing Company from 1961-76 and was one of the four leading men – as part of an investment group that included former Commissioner of Major League Baseball Allan “Bud” Selig – that brought the Seattle Pilots baseball team to Milwaukee in April of 1970. Uihlein was instrumental in naming Milwaukee’s new Major League Baseball franchise the Brewers, honoring Milwaukee's longstanding beer-brewing tradition. A. Bartlett Giamatti, Andover class of 1956, who following a nine-year tenure as President of Yale University, was appointed the seventh commissioner of Major League Baseball. Eli Jacobs, Andover class of 1957, who purchased the Baltimore Orioles for $70 million in 1988. His first order of business was to build a new stadium "with soul," like Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston, and he did just that, with the construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. President George W. Bush, Andover class of 1964, who served as minority owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989-98."
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    Class of 1996!
    Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning
    Today I had the privilege to administer the Oath of Office promoting the U.S. Navy's new CDR, Jesse Ehrenfeld. I met Jesse last year in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when he asked Secretary of Defense Ash Carter about transgender service in austere environments. The Secretary answered, "Are they going to be excellent service members? [If so] I don't think anything but their suitability for service should preclude them." Today, it was a special honor to host Jesse and his family in the Pentagon, hours after the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) made good on the Secretary's promise.
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    Who took a "BLU-ber" ride with Jenny during Reunion Weekend this year? You might want to watch this.
    Phillips Academy
    Watch what happened when we put a camera in a golf cart, a.k.a. "BLU-ber", and had Director of Alumni Engagement Jenny Savino drive alums around campus during Reunion Weekend 2016.
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    A note from Amy Stebbins '03: I would like to invite you to join us in Munich for performances of Mauerschau at the Munich Opera Festival in the Reithalle on June 29th. Shows are at 8pm Wednesday June 29th, Thursday June 30th, Friday July 1st and Sunday July 3rd. LIBRETTO, STAGING Amy Stebbins
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    This is your campus!
    Phillips Academy Year in Review
    A Big Blue look back on the 2015-2016 academic year.
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    Who wouldn't subscribe to this?!? Jonathan Adler '08 and Tarik from The Roots test out their chemistry on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
    The Tarik & Adler Podcast
    A segment from a podcast hosted by Tarik from the Roots and Tonight Show writer Jonathan Adler. The two don't really know each other or talk in real life. Su...
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  • Reunion Weekend 2016, June 10-12, 2016 - All classes ending in 1 or 6, Please join us!