Alumni Class Notes
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.
Andrew and his wife, Chloe, welcomed their first child, daughter Rose Claire Charlton at 2:44 pm on February 22, 2017. Rose is the niece of Caroline Charlton '10 and the granddaughter of Alumni Parents Tom and Sandy Charlton. Welcome to the world, Rose!
Jonny was one of only 71 seniors recognized by the University of Arkansas Alumni Association as a 2017 Senior of Significance. To read more about Jonny's honor, click here.
Kelvin scored 10 points playing in his first televised game for the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Jacob Rowell is a third year midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. In July, Jacob played in the Army-Navy Collegiate Rugby Match which was televised live on CBS.
Emily is a Kindergarten Teacher at The Oakdrige School in Arlington, TX. She was recently named on of the Top 10 Teachers in Fort Worth, TX. Follow this link for more information about Emily's honor: http://www.fwtx.com/topteacher/2016.
Alex is Pastor of Youth Worship at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK. He and his wife, Jasmine, have been married for two years.
Conley Hurst was named a Division III PING Golf All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A Senior at Washington and Lee University, Conley is a two-time ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Anne-Elizabeth wed Grant Wynne on March 7, 2015. Anne-Elizabeth is a realtor with The Janet Jones Company. The couple live in Little Rock with their dog, Teal.
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.
"Be passionate about your performance," Rowell says in address to Middle and Upper School students.