On Saturday, June 9, we welcomed alumni from Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall back to campus for Alumni Day. Guests included alumni from the classes of 1973 to some of our most recent graduates from the Class of 2013.
Other activities throughout the day included campus tours, a scavenger hunt, access to our new pools, a moon bounce and great conversations all around.
Former faculty members Richard and Margaret Allen, Elisse Ghitelman, Peter Hendrickson, Brad Pratt, Don Welch and Maryann Wyner mingled with colleagues and former students and were joined by current faculty and staff members Jon Andruchow, Steven Christenson, Lance Conrad, Bill Gostylo, Leslie Jacobson Kaye, Sam Melanson ‘10, Ben Rogers and Maddie Sachs.
In his remarks during the BBQ, CH-CH Alumni Council Chair, Scott Prenovitz ‘97 described the impact of his CH-CH experience on his life and career and explained the ways he continues to give back his alma mater. In honor of Alumni Day, guests made gifts to support the School’s Annual Fund and the Allen Arts Space for the Campaign for the Arts.
If you were unable to attend Alumni Day but would still like to make a gift to support CH-CH in any way, please go online at www.chch.org/donateonline. If you prefer, you may contact Director of Alumni Relations Ben Rogers directly at 781-314-0810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for alumni to remain involved with CH-CH. The next time your travels take you to the Waltham area, please stop by the Alumni Relations Office – a member of the team would be pleased to host you on a campus tour and share some updates on School activities.
A talent for writing and an aptitude in finance have combined to create a varied and interesting career for Dan Strachman, ’89. Following his graduation from CH-CH, Dan attended Clark University where he majored in Journalism. A career blending writing with finance soon followed.
“Everything is important at CH-CH.” This was the conclusion Elizabeth Leary ‘14 reached when she toured campus as an eighth grader. While some schools she visited focused on athletics and others were particularly strong in the arts, Elizabeth found the balance she was seeking at CH-CH.
“I had the most incredible teachers.” Over sixty years after his graduation from Chauncy Hall, Medford native Eugene Reppucci ‘55 still remembers each of the educators who influenced him during his senior year. Eugene benefited from the structure of Chauncy Hall as well as its outstanding faculty.
Minneapolis is a long way from Melrose, MA, but for Hillery (Smith) Shay ‘91, the road to her adopted hometown ran right through Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. Using a Canon AE-1 borrowed from her mother, Hillery pursued her love of photography at CH-CH and, later, at Haverford College.
When Marjorie Lundberg, ’98 toured Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall with her parents as an eighth grader from the Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, she knew she had found her home for the next four years. As Marjorie put it, “The nurturing environment and small classes gave me the opportunity to flourish and become successful.”
Since her graduation from CH-CH, former Student Government President Patience Marks, ’11 has not forgotten her time at CH-CH. During her freshman year at Boston College, Patience wrote to her CH-CH biology teacher Gwen Shipley to thank her for preparing her for the challenges of higher education. “I was well organized and knew how to plan my study time. I even helped some other students with time management and class preparation!”
Paul Dinan certainly made the most of his one year at CH-CH. Entering as a senior from New Jersey, he quickly became involved with dorm and campus life. With an interest in art that began in early childhood, Paul was inspired by former art department chair Dick Allen to shift his career goals to architecture.
Reached in Los Angeles, where he is interning at Digital Fusion, a photo-capture company with clients in the film, television, and recording industries, Robert Tiwan ‘12 mused on the impact of his CH-CH arts experience.
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall alumni do extraordinary things. Graduates follow diverse paths, and many bring the creativity and joy from learning that was nurtured at CH-CH to their chosen careers. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is fortunate in being the union of three schools: Chapel Hill, Chauncy Hall, and the Huntington School.
We are proud of our rich heritage and still preserve many of the important traditions established at these schools. We continue to maintain a small class size, celebrate the individual student, and provide a diverse and nurturing educational environment. We'd love to hear what you've been up to since your days at school.
Have you changed careers or jobs? Do you have a new addition to your family? Have you taken any exciting vacations or started a new hobby? We want to hear all about it. You can reach us directly by contacting Director of Alumni Relations Ben Rogers at 781-314-0810 or email@example.com.
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Mission Statement The purpose of the Alumni Council is to engage alumni of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall and its predecessor schools in the advancement of the School and its mission. Through philanthropy, guidance, reconnection, and promotion, the Alumni Council will enhance the School’s profile and reputation within the CH-CH community and beyond.
Alumni Council Members:
Scott Prenovitz '97, Chair Sean Mulvehill '10, Vice Chair Andrew Babitts '99
Conny (Hedberg) Ferguson '97
Caroline Finamore '13 Paul Harlan '10 Gary Heller '10
Nikelle (Hamada) Klareich '96
James Lipcon '97 Sara Lourie '99 John McGinty '97
Amber (D'Amore) McMahon '98 Michael Raphael '84 Lauren Rhodes '95
Jonathan Samson '98
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Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.