Alumni Class Notes
Congratulations to Spencer Gregory, Class of 2010, upon the selection of his photographs into the Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spencer's photos were selected through blind jury selection, and he was thrilled to have three of his them chosen. The works make up a larger exhibit that is both political and focused on Louisiana cultures and landscapes. You can view the collection at the Ogden through October 15, 2017.
Spencer is currently a photographer and filmmaker in New Orleans. He graduated in from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Film and Theatre in 2014. While at Episcopal Collegiate, he helped establish the Broadcast Journalism program, being named Producer of the Year by the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association in 2010. Spencer is also credited with organizing teams to break the world record for the longest kickball game during his senior year at Episcopal Collegiate School.
Robert is Branch Manager of SRS Distribution in Dallas, TX. He is completing his MBA in the SMU night program.
Abbie graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in May. She will wed Blake Winston on May 5, 2018 in Asheville, NC. She will begin working in the Charlotte office of McGuirewoods, LLP as a litigation associate in September 2017.
Jason and Liza Billington were married in Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT on June 3, 2017. Jason is the son of Alumni Parents Jeanne and Harold Joyner, and brother of Jonathan Joyner '04 and Lauren Hampton Joyner '05 of San Francisco, CA. The couple met while attending the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. Liza graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Business Administration and is an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Richmond. Jason also graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and has a JD from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. He is an attorney in Richmond.
Maggie and her husband, Ben, live is Tulsa, OK and are the parents of two boys, Henry, 3.5, and Bear, 1.5. Maggie says that although she does miss Arkansas, they are raising the boys right and both know how to "call the Hogs!" (Henry even believes the Razorbacks are the only team that plays football!).
Emily is a real estate agent for The Charlotte John Company in Little Rock. She and her husband, Andrew, welcomed their first child, a girl Emma Reese, on October 13, 2016.
Emily and her husband, David, welcomed their first child, a son Owen Michael on February 22. Emily is a kindergarten teacher at The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX, and was recently named one of the Top 10 Teachers in Fort Worth. David is an assistant principal at Aledo ISD.
Alex is Vice President of Operations for Sage Partners in Rogers, AR. He and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their first child, son Bennett Marshall Blass, on February 11, 2017.
Imagine graduating from college and finding a job in Biarritz, France. That's exactly what Sam Thoma '12 did as he parlayed his passion and expertise in the French language into a teaching position through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). A French scholar while at Episcopal Collegiate School, Sam completed through French IV in Upper School. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a double major in Physics and French in May of 2016, Sam applied to TAPIF and was accepted to begin teaching in Biarritz on October 1, 2016. His teaching assignment concludes at the end of April 2017, and he has enjoyed the experience so much that he may renew his contract for a second year. For now, he plans to spend the month afterward traveling and exploring.
If you would like to read more about this program, please visit http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-...
Lauren attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated in 2013 with a B.S.B.A. in Supply Chain Management and minors in Marketing and African & African American Studies. Lauren has worked for General Mills and Reckitt Benckiser in various locations, including Rogers, AR, Scottsdale, AZ and Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2014, Lauren wed E.J. Farley and both now work for Walmart Corporate in Bentonville. EJ is also a minister and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity. In their free time, Lauren and EJ enjoy spending time with family, traveling, spoiling their puppy, Ali, and exploring the hidden treasures of Northwest Arkansas.
Class of 2013 Alumnus and W&L Honor Graduate appointed to "bear its standard before the world."
Class of 2017 sets standard for service: "They've served as counselors and tutors, Sunday School teachers, coaches, and care providers. They've worked in clinics, camps, and rehabilitation centers. They've used their artistic talents, their personal struggles, and their love of sports to minister to the needs of others. Their service is as diverse as their interests," Dr. David Perkinson, Head of School.
Laura Bryan '06 and Russ Curtner '07 were married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, making them the first Episcopal Collegiate graduates to tie the knot!
Former Wildcats return home for the Annual Alumni Basketball Game and Alumni Night vs. Mayflower.