Alumni Class Notes
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!
Welcome to the inaugural Episcopal Collegiate School Episcalum newsletter. I hope you enjoy these updates from our school and your fellow alumni. I invite you to visit the alumni section of our website for more news Click here for more alumni news
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
Save the Date
Please save these dates and be our guest at the following alumni events. More details will follow via email and social media.
- September 28-29: Alumni Weekend and ten year reunion for the Class of 2008
- September 28: Alumni Parents' Breakfast
- December 20: Alumni Christmas Party
- January 4: Alumni Basketball Game
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 2017-2018 Annual 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.
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.
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.