CLASS NOTES

COMMENDATIONS

Carrie Hirsh '79 co-authored "The College Man's Cookbook" along with her son George Hirsch, Jr., which was released last summer.

Dr. Sally Otto '85 received the 2017 Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution President's Award in recognition of sustained excellence in contributions to Ecology and Evolution and the goals of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution.

Samir Moussa '95 won a Global Music Award for Outstanding Achievement for the album he released as part of his musical project AMbassadors of Morning .

Annika Monari '12 and her fellow Imperial College alumnus Alan Vey developed a blockchain-based solution to ticket fraud and touting. They have raised $20m in an Initial Coin Offering for their startup Aventus.

AMSTERDAM REUNION

Alumni in Amsterdam met with Tina Thuermer for drinks and nostalgic WIS conversation while she was passing through the city following her extensive travels in South Asia. Before the reunion Tina was able to connect with Anne-Catherine Timmers-de Leeuw '99 and Candice Alihusain '98. At the event a total of eighteen alumni gathered: Tjeerd Stam '84, Tina Manousakis '93, Jan-Willem Wilms '97, Matthieu Vonthron '99, Margo van de Linde '00, Louise Went '00, Evelien Pabbruwe '02, Philip Sowers '02, Corne Ruwaard '10, Robert can de Heuvel '10, Sebastiaan Mulder '10, Elsa Clingman '11, Maaike Dokter '11, Nyasha Harper '11, Shannon Mascarenhas '11, Lotje Mulder '12, Elsa Ronde '14, Lieve Janssen '14.

CLASS OF 1989 IN CROATIA

Members of the Class of ’89 (Milan Kocic, Darik Elwan, Richard Heggie, Carla Barahona, Amy Thomas Minaberrigarai, Mathilde Steensma de Jong, Lisa Geli, Chantal Botana) held a reunion in Jesla, Croatia over the summer.

UPENN GATHERING

WIS Alumni at the University of Pennsylvania gathered together for a dinner organized by Sonia Pearson ’16. Featured in the photo below, from left to right: Marine Schechter ‘17, Santi Musalem-Pinto ‘15, Sebi Gray ‘17, Valeria Zeballos Doubinko ‘17, Nico Ubide ‘17, Sonia Pearson ‘16, Alex Imbot ‘16, Mia Chiquier ’15, Alia Schechter ‘16, Julia Tulloh ‘15.

CLASS OF 2017 PARENTS

Parents of the Class of ’17 gathered for a glass of wine in the Mansion to catch up and hear how their students were transitioning into their post-WIS lives. Thank you to Susan Schnurr and Sarah Joyce-McCarron for organizing.

TRANSITIONS AND LOSSES

Corinne Stephenson ’08 moved to Barcelona this fall to start a master's program in economics at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. She is looking forward to delicious tapas and de-rusting her Spanish.

Ian Kaufman ’11 also moved to Barcelona this fall to start a master's program in international management at Esade Business School. He is enjoying the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and appreciates how his class resembles a mini WIS! 

Marion Ament, aged 94—a brilliant, scholarly teacher of Spanish, and, from 1977 to 1980, Head of Upper School at WIS—died on July 21, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with dementia. Described by her former colleagues as a very serious, reserved, private person, she quietly encouraged the highest standards of learning and teaching, and was loved and respected by students and faculty. She is survived by her daughters, Helen and Annie, and her son, Billy (Anne Rouse); granddaughters, Renata Ament, Eleanor Sciannella and Elizabeth Sciannella; grandsons, Than Ament and Patrick Hill (Emma Pfefferkorn) and two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian.
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