Alumni Class Notes
Alexis Broadnax '16 is studying at the International University of Rabat in Morocco in the Field Studies in Journalism and Bew Media program. She will have the opportunity to study under the guidance of award-winning foreign correspondents and also learn from Moroccan scholars and experts in art, health, education, human rights, women's issues to name a few. This experience rounds out her Junior year at Marist College where she will begin her Senior year in August 2019.
Lauren Hampton Joyner '05 has created a healthy version of cheese dip called LOCA. This is not your average cheese dip, as it is plant based, dairy free, nut free, and gluten free. Episcopal Collegiate students also discovered that the dip is delicious, when Lauren generously shared the product with the student body. Lauren is a graphic designer who is based in San Francisco and is married to Jonathan Joyner '04. She has put her design career on pause to work LOCA, which is now being distributed nationally. For more information about LOCA, please visit www.eatlocafood.com
Laura Bryan Curtner '05 was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to the Advisory Council of the Arkansas Arts Council. Laura is a member of Episcopal Collegiate's second graduating class, the Class of 2005, and she is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Professionally, she is the co-owner and conservator at Bryan and Devan Conservation, which is a local business that offers services for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of works of art on paper, historic documents, books, and photographs.
Miles Stephens '04, has been named President and CEO of Stephens Insurance. Miles is a member of Episcopal Collegiate School's founding Class of 2004, and he is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Prior to his position, Miles has been an investment banker at Stephens Inc. focused on auto retail and energy.
Episcalums gathered in the gym on Friday, January 4, to play in the annual alumni basketball game, which was held during the pep rally for all to enjoy. Students and faculty welcomed Wildcats from the Classes of 2005 through 2018 and the players were coached by Ms. Vivian Blair (Green Team) and Ms. Joy Schultz (White Team). After a hard fought contest with memorable highlights from both sides, Coach Blair's Green Team claimed victory with a score of 88-72.
We would like to thank all of our athletes who put on jerseys and hit the court once again: LaToya Bankhead '05, Stanley Hastings '07, David Snowden '07, Mareece Griffin '12, Devon Hall '12, William Pollock '14, Nick Becton '15, Cori Gooseberry '15, William McCastlain, Dylan Owens '15, Harris Bethel '16, Gracie Kreth '16, Josef Braunfisch '17, Erbie Jennings '17, Mary Claire Patton '17, Preston Pitts '17, Calloway Clark '18, Matt Sawyer '18, and Ethan Skowronski '18.
At the game's conclusion, alumni gathered in the dining hall to visit with faculty and enjoy refreshments featuring wings from HallBros2Go, catered by Daron Hall '07 and Devin Hall '12, and their brother, David Hall.
Episcopal's annual alumni Christmas party, Jingle and Mingle, welcomed over 40 alumni to Lost 40 to ring in the holiday season on December 20. Alumni home for the holidays enjoyed seeing each other, as well as catching up with faculty members. We look forward to this annual event each year!
Episcalums Max McCluskey '18, Ethan Skowronski '18, and Whit Hyde '18 all jumped in for a photo op at the Louisiana Tech University vs. Southern University Football Game! Also pictured Molly McCluskey '21.
Fellow Class of 2017 Episcalums Jack Carney (Stanford) and Owen Haden (Washington and Lee) shared their college application experiences with seniors in college counseling class today. Many thanks to Jack and Owen for their helpful advice!
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The 2017-2018 year was filled with alumni visits to campus and several social gatherings. Members of the Class of 2007 kicked off the year with their ten year reunion on Alumni Weekend in October. The festivities included a Friday night tailgate before the game, a campus tour on Saturday morning, and a Saturday night celebration at Samantha's Private Dining Room. Class of 2007 Reunion Chairman Anne-Elizabeth (Snowden) Wynne shared, "From the moment we started planning to seeing pictures after the reunion, I could not stop smiling at all the fun we had. I feel like everyone literally picked up where we left off ten years ago, and that is something really special." To see 2008 Ten Year Reunion pictures, click here
In December, the annual holiday Jingle and Mingle saw a record number of Episcalums gathering at Lost Forty to ring in the holidays, to view the photo gallery, click here. In January, our Alumni Basketball game welcomed a competitive group of Wildcats back on the court. The game was followed by the first Alumni Art Show and reception in the dining hall. To read more about this event, click here In April, alumni got together in Dallas at Happiest Hour, and in a college send-off dinner will be held for the Class of 2018 at the home of Headmaster David Perkinson in August.
I hope to see you at our upcoming alumni events, and remember to come back to campus and visit.
Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Action on Campus
Alumni are always welcomed back to campus, and this year, we had the honor of hearing messages from Chapel Speakers Rev. Michael McCain '07, First Lt. Patrick Bunce '11 and Conley Hurst '13. Musical performances in Chapel from Adrianne Owings '16 with her Yale a cappella group, Redhot & Blue, andJameson Miller '15 with the Millsaps Chamber Singers delighted both students and faculty. Alumni also enriched the Episcopal Collegiate experience for students with classroom visits and guest teaching from Justin Warren '05 (Film Studies), Sonia Helen Pascale '13(College Counseling), Owen Hadden '17 (College Counseling), Ashley Ederle '11, Jennifer Saccente '13, and Jackson Bridges '15 (Lower School Science), Laura Dunnagen '15 and Adam Jackson '17 (Spanish), Rachael Garrett '10 (Lower School long tern substitute), and Steele Strauss '12 (Lowes School Wildcat Club). Miller Wilbourn '14 helped close the school year by performing duties as alumni bell ringer at graduation.
Make a Gift to the Annual Fund
If you haven't made your Annual Fund gift yet, help continue the tradition of excellence at Episcopal Collegiate with a gift to the 2018-2019Annual Fund. The Class of 2018 has ignited the roar with 100% participation in the Annual Fund! Remember that no gift is too small and that every gift counts.
Eric Mann '06 visited campus today to speak to students about his journey from actor to film producer and director in his New York based company, Unreel Productions. He also enjoyed signing the senior wall in the Theater room. Join Eric tonight at The Rep at 7:00 p.m. as he screens three of his short films to benefit The Rep.
Senior UA Biology Major Breyanna Dulaney '13 named to prestigious 2018 Razorback Classic's list.
Fresh off the premiere of his first film, Then There Was Joe, Warren talks to students about how Episcopal prepared him for the adventure of the film industry.
Wildcat athletics and arts collide in fun alumni gathering on January 5, 2018!
Episcopal's permanent art collection expands to include new piece by Class of 2010 alumnus.