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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    Tony Weiner
    Is anyone else having problems with the Android version of the Alumni App? It keeps crashing. I have contacted the company Evertrue and got the ol' "don't call us we'll call you" routine. I queried via email to the alumni office. anyone else?
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    Andover family: An invitation from Justin Turner '96 and Tiffany Chanel Corley '91 for 8/23/16 In anticipation of the upcoming AfLatAm 50th Anniversary fast-approaching in 2018, we are launching a bold initiative to form a chapter of the NYC AfLatAm Regional Association. We represent considerable achievement and influence in all fields of commerce, education, industry and entrepreneurship; this initiative, consisting of monthly social gatherings, aims to create a social nexus for alumni of color here in the greater NYC area, combining the objectives of fun and good cheer with the greater aims of unification, professional development and civic investment. Let’s get to know one another, bring the family together, solidify our agenda. Let’s become the change we want to see! Details: Meet & greet / cash bar / good music / dinner can also be provided. When you RSVP, please indicate if you would be interested in buffet-style dinner at $10 per plate. Alums are encouraged to bring spouses and friends who are alumni from other independent schools. This is a private event; the entire space is reserved for us. HOST:Justin Turner '96 TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 FROM 5:30 PM - TO 9:00 PM The Alhambraba Ballroom of New York 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard @ 126th street New York, NY 10027
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    Jean St. Pierre was an Abbot and Andover teaching icon. A celebration of her life and legacy is being planned for this fall.
    Phillips Academy
    The Andover community was saddened to learn that Jean St. Pierre, beloved instructor at Abbot and Phillips academies, passed away earlier today. Jean began teaching at Abbot Academy in 1963. Following the 1973 merger of the two schools, she joined the faculty at Phillips Academy. Jean taught for a total of 41 years, chairing both the English and theatre departments. She retired in 2004. More details of Jean’s teaching legacy will follow. A celebration of her life is being planned for this fall. In this photo Jean (center, in blue) is surrounded by family, friends and former colleagues at the 2013 dedication of the outdoor classroom named in her honor behind Bulfinch Hall.
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    New Sailing Team Bora Gulari And Louisa Chafee Qualify For Rio
    Thus far, the 2016 U.S. Olympic sailing team has been filling up with teams that have been together for years. But in the Nacra 17 class, Bora Gulari and Louisa Chafee are bucking the trend, as this fairly new team has punched its ticket to Rio de Janeiro.
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    A great way to start your Monday is with a good read: find one here about John Fawcett '95.
    5 things you should know about John Fawcett - The Boston Globe
    Fawcett cofounded Quantopian, a Boston hedge fund that just got a big investment from billionaire Steven Cohen.
    Gina Giordano Weeks
    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.
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    Hi Alums! Please take a moment to complete the below survey to help prepare for the next innovative chapter of Andover magazine. Thank you!
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    Phillips Academy Alumni
    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
    Phillips Academy Alumni
    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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