Roger sponsored a memorial art exhibition for Gui Ignon, The Gui Ignon Memorial Art Show for Young Artists. Gui was father to Roger ’62, Lance ’74, and Sandy. He taught art at Thacher from 1951 to 1963 and his wife, Olga, was the librarian. Gui passed away the summer of 1963. Don Porter ’62 recalls […]
I began a Master’s of Architecture degree in fall 2017 at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. I was offered a full scholarship after I attended the school’s Making and Meaning summer program. In my first semester I designed a public library for the Hyde Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. The two photos are of […]
I’m pleased to announce I produced my first CD of all original songs, called ‘Stomp Your Feet! Clap Your Hands!’ I’ve performed these Appalachian inspired songs for years in schools and libraries all over Georgia. The music appeals to kids and adults: half the songs are sung, half are instrumentals. It’s also a family affair: […]
Lots of changes this year! I am busy but happy working as an archivist for the Sisters of the Living Word in Arlington Heights, IL; volunteering regularly as a book conservation assistant at Chicago’s Newberry Library; running my own bookbinding business, McFarland Book Repair; and making journals for my relatively new Etsy shop, LyranJournals. On […]
Don celebrated the unveiling of Along the Trail—his sculpture depicting President Reagan astride his favorite horse El Alamein—at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. After 50 years in foundry and sculpting, Don was honored to share his effort as part of the late president’s 105th birthday celebration at the library. His biggest challenge was, “to keep […]
Very busy and happy in Berkeley, where I am a teacher and my kids, Martha and Tom, are in 4th and 2nd grade respectively. My parents, Dr. and Ms. J, live nearby and are very involved in our kids’ lives, as are my brother Chris (CdeP93) and his wife Rachel. We are avid hikers and […]
I am an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Virginia Tech. My second book, From Reconciliation to Revolution, is about religion and the civil rights movement, and will come out from the University of North Carolina Press in fall 2016. I am also one of the Research Scholars and lead interviewers for the Library […]
The Kennedy Library has accepted my offer to donate the originals of my letters home as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast 1964-66. (May have to redact certain passages!) The edited collection is available in the Thacher library or by direct request to firstname.lastname@example.org.