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Yarnall Gym Renovations Complete
9/23/2014

Shipley's athletics facilities got a much-needed upgrade this summer. Major renovations to Yarnall Gymnasium's auxiliary spaces were completed, including improvements to the locker rooms, athletics staff offices, fitness center, and training room. Restrooms were also added to the main floor of the gym. Take a tour of the updated spaces.

Alumni Spotlight: Alice Bosley '07
9/16/2014

Alice Bosley '07This young alumna draws deeply on her Shipley experience in her work to help innovate the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Read more.

The Shipley School Partners with Sports Legacy Institute on the Concussion Crisis
8/25/2014

Shipley is proud to announce its groundbreaking partnership with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) to solve the sports concussion crisis impacting our youth. This fall, Shipley will introduce the use of Triax sensors for Upper School athletes playing contact sports. All student athletes will wear the monitors, which will help identify significant impacts and will be part of the Hit Count program. Read more.

The community is also invited to attend a Concussion Prevention & Education program featuring Chris Nowinski, co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, featuring a discussion on concussions in sports. Learn more.

Why I Teach: Heather Riley, Upper School Spanish
8/14/2014

Growing up in a Latino neighborhood exposed Shipley Upper School Spanish Teacher Heather Riley to the Spanish language early in life. She later went on to study the language formally at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Read more about Heather and what inspired her to teach.

Alumni Spotlight: Gail Harrity '69
8/1/2014

As President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gail Harrity '69 enjoys the diverse responsibilities of her job and the opportunities to learn. "Shipley instilled a sense of intellectual curiosity to see the world anew," she says. Read more.

Interdisciplinary Studies; Elegant Minds
7/16/2014

Interdisciplinary studies are gaining popularity at the collegiate level - and at Shipley. In the Upper School, classes such as The Culture of Madness and The Nuclear Age challenge students to make connections between different disciplines. Find out what the fuss is all about and how interdisciplinary studies are being implemented at Shipley from Pre-K through Grade 12. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight: Akinwole Garrett '00
7/11/2014

A driven business leader with a deep passion for his community, Akinwole (Aki) Garrett '00 has achieved remarkable success as a business leader, thanks to exceptional determination and a solid foundation from Shipley. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight: Susan Schiffer Stautberg '63
6/26/2014

An innovative, multi-tasking executive, Susan Schiffer Stautberg '63 has enjoyed a decades-long career working as a journalist, White House staffer, entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and board director, thanks in part to a solid foundation from Shipley. Read more.

Shipley Celebrates Groundbreaking!
6/19/2014

On Friday, June 6, Shipley celebrated with a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase II of The Campaign for Shipley: Foundations for Success. Construction on a new Student Commons & Arts Center commenced on June 15 and is slated for completion in September, 2015. View photos from Groundbreaking, read the most recent Construction Update, or see a live webcam of campus.

Alumni Office Spotlight: Jennifer Murphy Devine '98
5/27/2014

Jenn's role as Alumni Coordinator has provided her a second chance to appreciate Shipley's impact on her life. She loves sharing that appreciation with the fellow alumni she connects with on a daily basis in her job. Read more.

Upper School Science Teacher Paul Tierney: Science Lore
5/13/2014

He left a 34-year career in aerospace engineering to teach science and math to high school students. After many years, Paul Tierney continues to achieve success as a teacher by connecting on a personal level with his students. Read more.

Teacher: Small; Impact: Big
4/24/2014

Who was your favorite teacher when you were at Shipley? For Sophomore Avery Yecies '16, seventh grade English teacher Kirsten Small stands out in a big way. A well-worn copy of To Kill A Mockingbird and often-tapped writing skills are just two reasons for her choice. Read more about the impact Mrs. Small has had on her former student and how she continues to make a difference.

Think Care Act: Compassionate Fifth Graders Make a Difference, One Project at a Time
4/17/2014

What can one fifth grader accomplish? Whatever he or she sets his or her mind to, says Shipley's Director of Character Education, Dr. Usha Balamore. Each year she inspires fifth graders both to explore their talents and cultivate them into service projects to make the world a better place. Read about Shipley's character education curriculum and the students' Think.Care.Act projects.

Reaping Educational Rewards: Todd McDevitt Hopkins '77
4/10/2014

Fourteen years at Shipley instilled a desire and passion for learning that fuels this alumna's work as both a full-time pediatric physical therapist and owner of her family's 160-acre sustainable, pasture-based farm. Read more.

Eighth Graders Take on Leadership Roles to Help Others
3/20/2014

The eighth-grade leadership class capstone project, led by teacher Tracy Ryals, channels students' creativity and compassion to make the world a better place. Read more about this important project.

Philadelphia Wings Star Kyle Buchanan Joins Shipley's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
3/13/2014

Shipley's lacrosse program, in partnership with the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), is pleased to announce that first-year Wing Kyle Buchanan has joined the Shipley lacrosse coaching staff. Read the full announcement in Main Line Media News.

Nate Bronstein '08: Future Social Policy Maker
3/6/2014

While he was at Shipley, this All School President made a real impact in the community. Five years later he continues to follow his lifelong pursuit of making a difference in the world. Read more.

Trying Something New at Shipley
2/27/2014

Gabe Fish '15 writes about one of his favorite aspects of Shipley: its emphasis on reaching outside of one's comfort zone to try new things. The School's inclusive environment and teachers who know students well help students discover and develop new interests. Read more.

Dr. Beverly Vaughn '69: In Pursuit of Excellence
2/19/2014

She was the first African-American student in her class during a time of great cultural change. Now, Shipley's philosophy of excellence continues to be at the core of her distinguished career as a doctor. Read more.

Not-So-Foreign Anymore: Full-Immersion Modern Language Studies at Shipley
2/11/2014

Shipley students begin their study of world languages in first grade and continue through graduation. Through full immersion, teachers help students build the confidence and develop the skills to become proficient speakers of Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Read more.

Kristin Jaffe: Upper School English Teacher
2/4/2014

This English teacher's 37-year career at Shipley started with a walk across the road and a cigarette. Today, she continues to challenge students with intense analysis of complex literature. Read more.

Future Biomedical Engineer Victoria Messerschmidt '12
1/17/2014

This math and science lover credits Shipley for not only preparing her academically to excel at Purdue, but also initiating her very presence at the campus where she is now thriving. Read more.

Thomas Van Dyck '99 Joins Boston Symphony Orchestra
1/10/2014

This alumnus competed against 200 musicians for a coveted position in one of the world's finest bass sections. Find out how his varied musical interests and dedication to his art helped him land the job. Read more.

Meet Jim White: Upper School History Teacher
12/19/2013

Jim White has been making a difference in Shipley students' lives since 1985. What ignited his passion for history? What's his favorite piece of educational technology? What is a midlife oasis? Read more.

A Day in the Life of a Shipley 11th Grader
12/12/2013

Alumni Office student intern Jordan Gottlieb '15 takes you through the course of a typical day at Shipley. "From academic responsibilities to extracurricular activities and commitments, the average day for me can be both overwhelming and exhausting. However, I seem to thrive on the intense rigor and wide variety of all the things with which I am involved." Read more.

Shipley Athletics: Developing a Healthy Attitude Towards Competition
11/26/2013

Shipley's athletics program may look different than it did when you were a student, but the program's commitment to excellence is stronger than ever. Learn how our student athletes develop a healthy attitude towards competition and end up competing at some of the top colleges and universities in the country. Read more.

Fourteen Shipley Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
10/17/2013

Shipley is proud to announce that fourteen Shipley seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program for their exceptional performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, making up 19% of the senior class. Over the past five years, 20% of Shipley students have received this honor. Read more.

Alumni Office Staff: Meet Elizabeth Kolb
10/10/2013

Shipley's Associate Director of Development for Alumni Engagement is dedicated to her job. "I was born to be a fundraiser," she says. "I just love it. It fulfills me." Read more.

Learning From The Heart: Shipley's Emotional Literacy Program
10/3/2013

In partnership with Yale University, Shipley is piloting the only high school emotional literacy course in the country. Learn what Shipley's Director of Student Support Services, Sharron Russell, says about the importance of the connection between heart and mind in helping students be more successful learners. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight on Bryant Horsley '97
9/27/2013

This attorney attributes his success in college to Shipley's rigorous program, which prepared him to receive undergraduate, Master's, and two law degrees in just nine years. Read more.

Shipley Launches New Athletics Logo
9/24/2013

The Shipley School will officially launch a new athletics logo and graphic identity on Saturday, September 28 at the school's annual Super Saturday event. Read more.

Alumni Council President Jennifer Flint Panetta '88
9/19/2013

Shipley gave Jennifer the confidence to reinvent herself professionally. Now entering her second year as Alumni Council President, she's helping this group to reinvent itself, too. Read more.

Speer Wing Renovations Completed
9/10/2013

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Shipley was able to complete significant improvements to the Speer Wing this summer. Technological improvements have the power to revolutionize the way teachers and students teach and learn. Read more.

Concussion Awareness Event with Chris Nowinski, Tuesday, September 3
8/23/2013

The Shipley School invites the public to attend a presentation by Chris Nowinski, co-director of the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, for a discussion about concussions and head injuries and a brief Q and A session on Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 pm in Yarnall Gymnasium.

Chris Nowinski is a co-director of the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and the co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research. He wrote the book Head Games, which exposed the concussion crisis in sports and was made into the 2012 documentary film of the same name. Sports Illustrated has said, “It is Nowinski's figure which looms behind the doctors and the headlines and the debate roiling over sports' newfound commitment to minimizing head trauma.”

Tuesday, September 3 , 2013
6:30pm, Shipley’s Yarnall Gymnasium
819 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
To learn more about Chris's life story and his path from All-Ivy football player at Harvard, to the WWE, to co-director of the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy visit:http://bit.ly/14SBnEm.

Class of 2013 Senior Art Show
8/15/2013

View a selection of artwork from Shipley's newest alumni - the Class of 2013 - and read about what they learned in their Shipley art classes.

Welcome to Spanish 4-5 Honors
8/8/2013

In Antonia Angeles Gonzales' Spanish 4-5 Honors class, the goal for her students is fluency. She employs a variety of techniques to help her students achieve this - including the use of technology. This past year, her students formed virtual exchanges with students in Peru using Skype, blogs, and other electronic media. Read more.

Back to the Future with Zara Sternberg '13
8/1/2013

Zara reflects on a visit to her third grade classroom, using the experience as a metaphor for the many gifts she has received from her Shipley education. Read more.

Alumni Service Award Winner: Leila Gordon '78
7/25/2013

Leila's involvement with the school goes back generations. Since graduating she has served as a Trustee, Shops and Spring Auction volunteer, and so much more. Read more.

Board of Trustees Vice Chair: Stacy Shreiner Kley '74
7/19/2013

Stacy learned to be a leader st Shipley. Now, she uses her varied professional and personal experiences to help lead Shipley's Board of Trustees. Read more.

Distinguished Alumni Award Winner: Penny Dyson Foley ’63
7/11/2013

As a pioneer for women in investment banking, Penny has dedicated her extraordinary career to working in emerging markets around the globe. Read more.

Food & The Environment - Healthy Growing, Eating, Recycling
7/2/2013

There are lots of things growing at Shipley – including awareness about food issues. Hannah Cutler ’13 has taken a lead role, spearheading the effort to bring a community garden to Shipley. Read more.

The Genius of Schu: Peter Schumacher, Middle School History Teacher
6/27/2013

Two decades after arriving at Shipley, Peter Schumacher is still taking an interdisciplinary approach to teaching history and challenging his students to think critically. Read more.

Jordan Gottlieb '15: Student Perspective
6/20/2013

What can art teach students about history? Students in Shipley's Modern European History class can tell you. Sophomore Jordan Gottlieb ’15 explains how skills in visual analysis have helped enrich her study of history. Read more.

Margaret Bailey Speer Award Winner: Dr. Charlotte F. Cole '78
6/13/2013

World peace may seem like a dream to most, but to Charlotte Cole ’78, the promotion of world peace is a goal. Find out how her work is making a global impact. Read more.

Young Alumni Award Winner: Geoff Gross '98
6/6/2013

Geoff Gross is only 15 years out of high school, but he's already founded three companies. Find out what's led to his success and how Shipley prepared him to get there. Read more.

For the Love of Language
5/30/2013

Elizabeth Raymond Dougherty ’83 has devoted her career to teaching others how to read and write - including 19 years as Shipley's sixth grade English teacher. Read more.

Gabe Fish '15: Student Perspective
5/8/2013

"When the awards for my event were finally announced, I listened as everyone’s name was called…except mine."

Read more about Gabe's participation in a student business competition.

Meet Shipley's Board Chair
4/29/2013

How do you get 30 intelligent and independent-minded people to form a consensus? If you're Adam Spector '86, you use skills learned at Shipley to help you do it. Read more

Mentoring Artist Meg Biddle ’68 Draws Inspiration from Everyday Life
4/18/2013

Meg Biddle '68 was one of Shipley's very first art majors. Now, she divides her time between crafting new projects and mentoring aspiring artists. Read more about Meg and her art.

Shipley's 1:1 Initiative: The Next Wave of Learning
3/21/2013

Beginning next year, all Shipley middle and upper school students will be equipped with their very own school-issued laptops, providing universal access to learning. Read more about this exciting initiative.


Thinking Like an Artist: Sarah Gilbert ’00 Blends Studio Practice with Research
3/15/2013

When Sarah Gilbert ’00 entered Rhode Island School of Design as a freshman, she felt dissatisfied with the art school’s focus on making at the expense of thinking. She decided to fill the gap by enrolling at Brown University, simultaneously earning degrees in glass (RISD) and modern culture and media (Brown). Read more about Sarah and her art.

Bioethics: It’s Not Where You Stand. It’s How You Get There.
3/14/2013

In Jessie Willing’s Upper School Bioethics senior science elective, there are no right or wrong answers. Students explore difficult issues through ethical inquiry: asking questions, gathering relevant background information, reasoning through a dilemma, making a decision, and evaluating the outcome. Read more about this fascinating class.

Econ: Where Theory Becomes Reality - In Theory
3/7/2013

What can you do with $50,000 and a semester’s worth of economics under your belt? If you’re in Char Weigel’s Honors Macroeconomics class you can start your own business. Find out how complex economics concepts and creativity led to her students’ success.

The Campaign for Shipley: Foundations for Success
2/28/2013



In 2012, Shipley completed Phase I of an exciting campaign – raising more than $6 million for endowment and completing significant improvements to campus facilities. Shipley’s Board of Trustees recently voted to move forward with Phase II of the campaign, which will include the construction of a new building. Read more about the School’s exciting plans for the future.

A Box for our Trophies
2/21/2013

Last week I competed at the DECA district competition in King of Prussia. DECA is an organization that holds business conferences across the country, and high school students compete in various business, marketing, and hospitality events. Each competitor is required to take a written test and interview in a role-play situation with industry professionals.

This was the second year that I competed in DECA, and it is one of the activities that I enjoy the most at Shipley. I chose the marketing management event, which was a new subject for me. After my test and role play were complete, I felt that I had done well and waited eagerly for the results. The awards finally began at 6 p.m., and when the awards for my event were called, my heart began to beat faster as names other than mine were called. My emotions quickly turned to surprise as I was called up for first place. It was awesome!

This year Shipley students had a dominant presence at DECA. Our impressive performance and our overall Shipley turnout would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and support of Mr. Reiman, our DECA advisor. The only awkward part of the day was when Mr. Reiman had to ask for a box to transport our multitude of trophies. The next step for Shipley's DECA students will be to prepare for the DECA State Championships, which are held at Hershey Park. States at Hershey are always a blast, and I look forward to competing for a spot at Nationals in California.

His Name is Reiman. David Reiman.
2/14/2013

When this Shipley Upper School math teacher entered Yale as a freshman, he signed up for courses in linguistics and international studies with the intention of becoming a spy. Read about how he became a math teacher instead, why he chose to teach at Shipley, and more interesting facts about David Reiman.

Alumni Office Spotlight: Ashley Kopp
2/7/2013

This University of Michigan graduate, National Championship team field hockey player, and avid surfer is your Director of Alumni Programs and Events. Read more about Ashley.

Shipley to Become an All-Steinway School
1/31/2013

With the delivery of a 7-foot Steinway & Sons concert grand piano in Riely Theatre, Shipley is thrilled to announce its intention of becoming an “All-Steinway” school - a unique distinction for a PreK - Grade 12 institution. Read more.


Q&A with Reza Sayah ’87, CNN International Correspondent
1/24/2013

The 1979 Iranian Revolution forced his family to leave the Middle East. Now he reports news from the region for CNN.

Discover what Reza Sayah ’87 thinks makes for good reporting.


A Jump on Life: Robb Armstrong ’81
11/5/2012

Robb Armstrong ’81, author of the nationally-syndicated Jump Start comic strip, credits his success to Shipley. The lessons he learned at Shipley, both personal and professional, have guided him throughout his life. Read more.


Helen McCann ’07 and Peter Lisle ’07 Travel to Nigeria With Generation Enterprise
10/17/2012

At Shipley, the hope for each student is to embody the school’s motto of Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing, and young alumni Helen McCann ’07 and Peter Lisle ’07 accomplish just that in their tireless work with Generation Enterprise, an all-volunteer non-governmental organization devoted to helping impoverished street youths become entrepreneurs and community advocates. Read more.


Matthew Piltch ’08 Volunteers at the Brain Tree School in Uganda
10/16/2012

After graduating from Williams and before starting his job as a Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting LLP, Matthew Piltch ’08 decided to spend a term volunteering at the Brain Tree School, Shipley’s African sister school in Uganda. We asked him some questions about his experience there and what inspired his trip. Read more.


Karl LaRocca ’91 and Shipley Art Teacher Steve Baris Collaborate on Screen Printing Project
10/15/2012

Karl LaRocca ’91 is an artist, musician, graphic artist, white crane kung fu instructor, and so much more – including a businessman. He is the owner of Kayrock Screen Printing in Brooklyn, NY. Since 1998, his studio has specialized in the production of hand-printed fine art editions, posters, cards, books, shirts, tote bags, graphic design, and custom projects. After seeing some of Shipley art teacher Steve Baris’ work, he contacted his former teacher about collaborating on producing a silkscreen edition at his studio. Read more.


Sarah Megan Thomas ’97 Leaps Forward with Backwards
9/25/2012

Sarah Megan Thomas ’97 may look familiar. The Shipley alumna, actress, writer, and producer has appeared on screen alongside such personalities as Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth and, most recently, James Van Der Beek of Dawson’s Creek fame. Now on the verge of releasing her first feature film—which Thomas not only stars in, but also wrote and produced—the multitalented filmmaker is poised to become a household name herself. Read more.


Get Thee to Julliard! A Conversation with David Corenswet ’11 and Shipley Theater Director Phillip Brown
7/9/2012


When David Corenswet ’11 got “the call” offering him a coveted spot in the Julliard Drama Division, he telephoned Phillip Brown, his Shipley theater teacher and mentor. “My favorite reaction was Mr. Brown’s,” says Corenswet. “He kept saying over and over, ‘YOU WHAT! YOU WHAT!’” Indeed, the news was almost overwhelming for Brown—the culmination of four years of participating in most every aspect of David’s journey from young teenage actor with loads of ability to witnessing what he describes as a true freeing of the mind. “It was the perfect moment,” says Brown, “we had put so much work into it… I know the gravity of what Julliard means.” For David, it means four years in the storied conservatory program that is the training ground for many of America’s most revered actors, with such alumni as Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Kline, Viola Davis, and Patti Lu Pone. Read more.


It’s All About Connections: Arden Williams Saligman ’83 and the Annual Fund
6/15/2012

Fundraising is in Arden Williams Saligman’s blood. And Shipley’s Annual Fund is in her heart. She remembers vividly a phone call from her father when she was a freshman in college. “He gave me a lecture about Shipley,” she says. “‘People before you have given to support the school’ he said. ‘Now that you’ve graduated, it’s your turn.’” So Arden started giving to the Shipley Annual Fund and helping with phonathons. Read more.


True Grit: Paolo Malabuyo ’91
5/1/2012


If you want to be inspired: read this story. Paolo Malabuyo came to Shipley in ninth grade, just two years after he, his parents, and three older siblings fled the turbulence of Manila under Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos. With a dream of a better future for their children, the Malabuyos promised to enroll their kids in the best schools, but the deal was they had to work hard and do well. Read more.


Full Circle: Michelle Kroiz Winn ’91 & The Secret Gardens Tour
4/23/2012

When Shipley’s 38th annual Secret Gardens Tour gets underway May 16, Michelle Kroiz Winn ’91 will be watching it unfold like a proud parent. With friends and fellow second grade mothers Rebecca Bramen and Carol Fisher, Michelle has spent the better part of this year stalking gardens in the Berwyn-Paoli area and otherwise preparing for this one special day when upwards of 600 garden enthusiasts, maps in-hand, will enjoy the wonders of the selected private gardens that are open for public viewing. Read more.


Giving Birth to Opportunity: Dammun Pierce, D.O. ’90
2/13/2012

“When my mother told me where babies come from,” says Dammun Pierce, “I was like, ‘No Way! You’ve got to be kidding me. That does not happen.’” Dammun is now a physician in obstetrics and gynecology on the staff of Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, practicing physician with Hilton Head OB/Gyn Partners, and Assistant Medical Director of Genesis Prenatal Clinic. Read more.


Helping Leaders Lead: Fredricka Brecht ’68
1/9/2012


“Develop tact and you will go far.” These were the words Shipley’s head of school, Mrs. Epes, had inscribed on the index card she handed to Fredricka Brecht at her graduation in 1968. “I think it was her way of telling me to work on the grace part (of the school motto),” says Brecht, who now herself coaches CEOs to become better leaders. As an independent contractor for Vistage International, a support network for about 14,000 business leaders world-wide, she belongs to an elite group of former executives who have been “converted” into team leaders. Read more.


David Hunt ’80: Other People’s Money
12/12/2011


Can you sleep at night if you are responsible for overseeing $619 billion of other people’s money? Yes, if you are David Hunt ’80, who actually does just that in his new position as CEO of Prudential Investment Management—one of the world’s largest asset managers. “It is a large amount (of money),” says Hunt, “but it is broken down and managed by strong, well-performing teams… I have a lot of confidence (in them).” Read more.


Shipley Alumna Erin Klingsberg ’08 Launches Kickstarter to Raise Funds for Student Film
10/24/2011

Erin Klingsberg ’08 is currently a senior at Emerson College in Boston earning a BFA degree in Film Production with honors. Erin embarked on a journey to complete a year-long film project of her choosing with a semester of script development and pre-production last spring. She shot the film over the Fourth of July weekend on Shipley’s campus. Now, in its post-production stages, she has turned to Kickstarter.com to try and raise $10,000 that originally came out of her own pocket to produce the film. Read more.


Alumni Profile: Torie Osborn ’68
10/24/2011

As the current front-runner in the race for State Assembly in a district that includes the tonier parts of Southern California, Torie Osborn intends to win in 2012: “My passion is renewing the California dream, which is the American dream of equal opportunity for all." Read more about Torie and how she got to where she is today.


Shipley Alumna Ellie Andersen '11 Makes Immediate Impact at Amherst
9/20/2011

Shipley alumna Ellie Andersen '11, a first-year student at Amherst, is already making headlines there for her contribution to the school's field hockey program. Read about Ellie and Amherst field hockey.


Sarah Megan Thomas '97 Films "Backwards" on Shipley's Campus
8/10/2011

Sarah Megan Thomas '97 recently returned to Shipley to film Backwards, about a female rower with a chance to make it to the Olympics. Sarah wrote, directed, and stars in the film alongside James Van Der Beek. The Philadelphia Inquirer featured an article about Sarah and the film. Read the article here.

Get more information about the film.


Erin Klingsberg '08 to Screen "East of Eden" in Riely Theatre on Thursday, June 2
5/24/2011

Please join Shipley alumna, Erin Klingsberg '08, on Thursday, June 2nd, for a special screening of Elia Kazan's East of Eden. Erin is screening the film in order to help promote her BFA thesis film, The Lonesome Animal, which she is currently writing, producing, and directing for Emerson College.

The screening begins at 7:00 pm in the Riely Theatre and will be accompanied by a short Q&A with Erin afterward. A bake sale and concession stand will be available in order to help raise funds for her own film.

Please email erin.klingsberg@gmail.com with any additional questions.

 


Shipley Alumna Becky Snyder Fawcett '88 Named CNN Hero
5/20/2011

Becky Snyder Fawcett '88 was named this week's CNN Hero for her work in establishing Help Us Adopt, anon-profit grant organization offering adoption financial assistance.

Watch and read CNN's report on hero Becky Snyder Fawcett '88.

Visit www.HelpUsAdopt.org.


Shipley Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase 1 of the Upper Campus Master Plan
4/29/2011

Dark skies, heavy winds, and the forecast of thunderstorms did not dampen high spirits in Shipley’s Yarnall Gymnasium, where the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase 1 of the school’s Upper Campus Master Plan took place on Thursday, April 28. Shipley alumni, trustees, parents, grandparents, and friends joined students and colleagues for the celebration, which followed the end-of-year All-School Assembly. Read more.


Sally McCawley Fridy '61 Executive Produces Award-Winning Film: Lebanon PA, Set For Release April 29
4/25/2011

Sally McCawley Fridy ’61 had a story to tell and she thought she could tell it through film. She signed up for a screenwriting course at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Little did she know that it would set her on a path to executive produce an award-winning independent film. That film, Lebanon, PA, is slated for release on Friday, April 29 in Philadelphia and New York.


Shipley Mourns Death of Two Young Alumni
4/25/2011

In the last two weeks in April two alumni from the class of 2005 died tragically: Nathaniel Asselin and Bradley Strange.

Nathaniel Asselin, the son of long-time revered faculty member, Denis Asselin and Denis’ wife, Judy, and the brother of Carrie, was a student at Shipley in fourth and fifth grades. He left us after fifth grade to return to Westtown School.

Nathaniel (age 24) was the Assistant Director of the Westtown Middle School After School Program, where he ably served his young charges as they settled down after school and got started on homework. An avid runner, he was also an assistant coach on the Westtown Middle School Cross Country Team.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Westtown Meeting House on the Westtown School campus. A reception will follow the service.

Bradley Strange, son of Lynn and David Strange and brother of Tori ‘02 and Whitney, joined Shipley in ninth grade and graduated in 2005. He went on to Bard College and was living in Northampton, MA.

A passionate and thoughtful student, Brad was among Shipley’s most gifted performers A member of the Madriguys, he was an anchor in all of our theater productions. Former faculty member Emily Miller ’96, who directed him in an extraordinary performance of King Lear, wrote: “Brad was an incredible young man, and I am saddened beyond words that his light is no longer in this world. I cannot believe that he is gone.”

The memorial service for Bradley will be held on Friday, May 6 at 2:00 pm at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church with a reception afterwards at the church fellowship hall. 


Tori Schelling '07: OCU student hopes to become member of famed Rockettes
4/12/2011

Tori Schelling, a dance performance senior at Oklahoma City University, is hoping to join a list of alumni who have become Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Read more: http://newsok.com/ocu-student-hopes-to-become-member-of-famed-rockettes/article/3557370#ixzz1JKWrmgAd


Shipley Athletics and the Will Trippley Youth Development Foundation Team up for Will’s 5K Race at PPL Park on Saturday, April 9
3/23/2011

Saturday, April 9 10:00 am
PPL Park in Chester, PA

The Will Trippley Youth Development Foundation is teaming up with Shipley spring athletics for Will’s 5K race on Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 am outside of PPL Park, the home of the Philadelphia Union. The WTYDF, created in honor of Shipley alumnus Will Trippley ’02, serves at-risk youth in the Chester, PA area through education and soccer programs. Proceeds from Will’s 5K Race will directly benefit the foundation. Get more information.


Shipley Boys' Lacrosse Alumnus Nick Sterge ’10 Commits to RIT
3/3/2011

Former Shipley attackman Nick Sterge has committed to play NCAA lacrosse at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Sterge, who is currently doing a post graduate year at Loomis Chafee in Windsor, CT, graduated from Shipley in 2010 after a standout senior season in which he finished with 53 points on 12 goals and 41 assists, including a career high and school record 7 assists against Friends’ Central School. Read more.


M.E. Hecht, M.D. ’46 Publishes "A Practical Guide to Hip Surgery"
3/1/2011

Doctor M.E. Hecht, a 1946 graduate of The Shipley School, recently published A Practical Guide to Hip Surgery. Dr. Hecht’s book, her fifth in the non-fiction genre, is a concise and practical resource for anyone undergoing a hip replacement. Get more information about Dr. Hecht and her book.

 


Lenny Hirsh ’95 Records and Releases Country Music Album
3/1/2011

Lenny Hirsh ’95 recently released his first album, self-titled Lenny Hirsh. The seven-song EP is a demo of contemporary country music which sometimes verges on rock and roll. From the tender "When I'm Gone" to the gritty "Can't Take the Country Outta Me," the album shows a range of songwriting ability. In Lenny’s words, “there is a track for everyone on this album.” We asked Lenny some questions about his new album and his budding music career. Here’s what he had to say...


Phillip Moore ’94 and Joy Smith ’94 Organize Philadelphia Arts Festival
3/1/2011

Phillip Moore and Joy Smith, both Shipley alumni from the class of 1994, recently put out a call for art for the COLLAGE Collaborative Arts Festival, to be held in a 12,000 square-foot warehouse in Philadelphia in May, 2011. We asked them some questions about what they were up to. Here’s what they had to say...


Local Shipley Alumni Event: Post-Mao Dreaming Gallery Talk with Joan Lebold Cohen ’50
1/26/2011

Many Shipley alumni joined Joan Lebold Cohen ’50 and her son Ethan for a Gallery Talk in honor of the opening of the Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art show. The show was curated by Joan and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery. Read more.

 


Alex Lennon ’09 Named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Player of the Week
12/14/2010

Shipley alumna and West Chester University girls’ basketball forward, Alex Lennon, was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Player of the Week. Read about her collegiate athletic accomplishments on West Chester University’s website.


Neal Regino ’03—Improving the Lives of Chester City Youth Through Soccer
10/7/2010

Even before Major League Soccer came to Chester, PA, Shipley alumnus Neal Regino ’03 and the Will Trippley Youth Development Foundation were working to improve the lives of Chester’s youth through soccer. The program ran its first camp in the summer of 2006 and has celebrated many milestones since then—including the recent $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant won in coordination with MLS team the Philadelphia Union. The organizations are hoping the grant will give them something else to celebrate—a new soccer field for the 300+ Chester children who benefit from the Will Trippley Youth Development Foundation’s Chester City United Soccer Program. Read more.


Allison Manley ’89 & Squishy Press — Making Safe & Smart Children’s Books
10/6/2010

When Shipley alumna Allison Manley ’89 and her husband Rob Coleman saw their son chewing on his baby books, they wondered what was in them—and whether they were safe to eat. They did some research and were surprised by the lack of regulations and environmentally-friendly options for children’s books. Eco-conscious Allison and Rob found they had lots of options for cloth diapers, low-voc paint, and organic food—but not for books. Read about how they changed that with Squishy Press.


A Mini-Reunion at Franklin Field
9/28/2010

Shipley alumni Anna Adler ’07, Charlie Thompson ’07, David Karp ’07, and Jordan Greenberg ’06 celebrated a mini-reunion at Franklin Field, where they gathered to cheer on former classmate and Lafayette College soccer star BJ Glenn ’07, who was in town for the Penn vs. Lafayette soccer game.

 


The Class of '64 Turns 64
8/10/2010

In April, 2010, the Class of ’64 gathered in the Philadelphia area for a “Class of ’64 Turns 64” mini-reunion. Most members of the class were born in 1946, and 2010 marked their 46th reunion. They dubbed the reunion, “46-64-64-46.” About 20 class members travelled from North Carolina, Vermont, Texas, and other distant locales to be together. Read more.

 


Liz Kittleman ’94 Named Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Columbia University
8/4/2010

Liz Kittleman ’94 was recently named head coach of Columbia University’s women’s lacrosse team. Prior to taking the job with the Lions, she helped lead the University of Pennsylvania Quakers to four consecutive Ivy League Women’s Lacrosse Championships while serving as the team’s assistant coach. Before coaching at Penn, Liz was assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Haverford College in 2005 and 2006, and managed the United States Women's Elite Lacrosse Team from January 2006 to October 2007. Prior to that, Liz was the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Stanford University from 2001-2004, and helped lead the Cardinals to their first top-20 ranking in school history.

While earning her bachelor’s degree in art history at Union College in New York, she was a four-year letterwinner (1994-98) in lacrosse and earned first-team UCAA honors as a senior.

Read more about Liz and her appointment at Columbia.


Adele Cunningham Johnson ’51 Celebrates 25 Years as Owner of Anchorage Marina in Avalon, NJ
8/4/2010

Shipley alumna Adele Cunningham Johnson ’51 and her husband, Carl, were recently honored by Avalon, NJ mayor Martin Pagliughi for a successful quarter century as owners of the Anchorage Marina. The Anchorage, a full-service marina with 31 boat slips, also serves as a popular breakfast destination on the bay of the Jersey shore resort town. Adele and Carl purchased the Anchorage, originally built in 1957, from a friend in 1985.Today, they run the business with help from their son, Charles, and grandson, Devon. Plans are in the works to expand and improve the facilities in the next two years.

Get more information about the Anchorage.


Brooke Oliver Fritz ’88 Named Head Girls’ Lacrosse Coach at Radnor High School
8/4/2010

After serving as Radnor High School’s assistant girls’ lacrosse coach under Phyllis Kilgour for the last three years, Brooke Oliver Fritz ’88 was named head coach of the two-time PIAA state champions. Brooke, a graduate of Bates College, was Assistant Athletic Director and varsity girls’ lacrosse coach at Springside School for nine years before joining the Raiders.

Read an article about Brooke at www.phillylacrosse.com.


Jane Murray Heimlich ’44 Publishes Out of Step, A Memoir
6/2/2010
Decades before there was Dancing with the Stars, there was The Arthur Murray Party, a network television show all about dance, starring Arthur Murray and his wife Kathryn from 1950 to 1961. The show featured guests like movie idol Errol Flynn, Merv Griffin, Eva Gabor, singer Connie Francis, comic genius Groucho Marx, and first lady of the theater Helen Hayes. Celebrity winners received prizes like a trip to Europe, a sports car, or a giant bottle of Arpege. And while the glitz and glamour of a weekly television show was being featured on camera, Arthur and Kathryn’s daughter Jane sat in the wings, a witness to the spectacle. Now, Shipley alumna Jane Murray Heimlich ’44 is reminiscing about those days in her memoir Out of Step (Orange Frazer Press, $24.95). Read more.

 


Clint Randall ’01 Wants to Reclaim Concrete for Park Space in South Philadelphia
6/2/2010

You’ve probably seen the commercials. The kaleidoscopic collage of happy images selling positive social change and … soda? Yes, that’s right. The Pepsi Refresh Project is giving away $20 million to individuals and organizations with the best ideas to positively impact their communities. Clint Randall ’01 wants a piece of that and he needs your help to get it. How? Cast your vote for the Reclaim Concrete for Park Space Project, an initiative to transform a busy intersection in the East Passyunk section of South Philadelphia into a public gathering space. Read more.

 


David Wadden ’06 and Amherst College Recognize Former Shipley Teacher Paul Tierney
5/14/2010

Former Shipley physics teacher Paul Tierney, who retired in 2009, is one of three teachers to receive Amherst College's prestigious Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award in 2010. He was nominated by former student and Amherst physics major David Wadden '06. Get more details.




Shipley’s Jazz Ensemble Celebrates 20 Years
5/14/2010

Andy Holdsworth ’90, founding member of the Shipley Jazz Ensemble, returned to hear the 2010 edition of the band at the recent Alumni Weekend Reception on Friday, April 30. It was a bittersweet moment for Jazz Ensemble Director Bob Rowland and Holdsworth, as they recalled that the group was the brainchild of Dan Caesar ’90, an avid jazz guitarist... Read more.




Paintings by Shipley Alumna and Parent Elizabeth Evert Orr ’85 on Display in Speer Gallery through May 2
4/18/2010

Paintings by Shipley alumna and Lower School parent, Elizabeth Evert Orr ’85 are now on display in Speer Gallery. Stop by to see her work during school hours or join us for an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 in the Speer Gallery. Read more.



Alumni Event Recap: Katie Ermilio ’04 Fashion Event at Boyd’s in Philadelphia – March 24
3/25/2010

Shipley alumni and fashionistas stepped out mid-week to celebrate the talent and 2010 Spring Line of budding designer Katie Ermilio ’04. Co-sponsored by Boyd’s, Philadelphia Style, and Shipley, the event was a perfect entre into spring and the topnotch fashion driving the season’s trends. View photos from the event. Get more information about Katie Ermilio ’04.

 


Alumni Event Recap: Alumni Ambassadors Party
3/25/2010

On Wednesday, March 24, local Shipley alumni, including Alumni Board members, Shipley faculty and staff, current Shipley parents, Shipley Trustees, and local leading Shipley volunteers gathered for cocktails in Haverford at the home of Elizabeth Evert Orr ’85 to celebrate their unique connections to the School and each other. View photos here.




Alumni Event Recap: January 25 Regional Reception – Midtown Manhattan
1/26/2010

Alumni and guests gathered in Midtown Manhattan to curb the January chill with warm conversations and sudsy treats. Old friends and new, esteemed faculty, and delicious ale made the evening a winning combo for those in attendance. Read more.

 



David Michel ’97 Shines in Haiti’s Darkest Hour, Shares Light with Shipley Community
1/21/2010

On Wednesday, January 20, David Michel ’97 visited Shipley’s Upper School, just hours before boarding a plane to Haiti. Find out what he'll be doing there and what he shared with the Shipley community.





The Shipley - Haiti Connection
1/14/2010

The late Gwendolyn Grant Mellon ’30 and her husband, William Larimer Mellon, Jr., dedicated their lives to the care of the Haitian people at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital that they founded in 1956 in Deschapelles, Haiti. Read more.




Shipley in the White House: Elizabeth Schafer Vale ’72 and Michael Block ’99
10/15/2009

Elizabeth Schafer Vale ’72 and Michael Block ’99 are both working in the White House. Find out how they got there and what they're doing. Read more.





Charlie Biddle ’05 Rows Towards the U.S. National Team
10/15/2009

Charlie Biddle ’05 had never rowed before he showed up to a Shipley crew team recruiting practice in the fall of his freshman year. Now, he's training with the hopes of making it onto the U.S. National Team. Read more.




Heather Lisle ’03 Takes a Climate Ride
10/15/2009

Heather Lisle '03 participated in the five-day three-hundred-mile-long bike ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. Read more.





Becky Snyder Fawcett ’88 is Helping People Adopt
10/14/2009

Two years ago, Becky Snyder Fawcett ’88 launched HelpUsAdopt.org, a national non-profit financial assistance grant program that helps qualified couples and individuals cover adoption expenses. To date, the organization has helped over 22 families adopt children. Read more.




New Yorker Writer Tad Friend ’80 Publishes Second Book
10/14/2009

Tad Friend ’80’s memoir, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of WASP Splendor, was published by Little, Brown and Company in September. Read more.





Samantha Bennett ’84 Elected President of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists
10/9/2009

Samantha Bennett ’84 is an award-winning columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more.

 





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