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During the first weekend of May, 56 budding paleontologists ventured into the deserts of San Bernardino County on the Alf Museum’s annual Alumni and Friends Peccary Trip. Webb graduates and friends, young and old all gathered together in the Rainbow Basin with one mission: to find the next big specimen for the Raymond M. Alf Museum.
Last week we shared the sad news that after a brief battle with brain cancer, Jeff Nelson passed away on May 13th. A lifelong educator, he built a legacy of love and respect among hundreds of youth and families whose lives he impacted.
Over two dozen alumni and friends in the Silicon Valley area enjoyed an evening with Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale on May 12. Many thanks to Regional Representative Sameer Dholakia '91 and his wife Laura for hosting the event at their home.
Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale, his wife Anne, and Director of Institutional Advancement Joe Woodward recently returned from a two-week trip to Asia. They met with alumni, parents, and incoming students, sharing news from campus and welcoming the new students to Webb. The trip included stops in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and Seoul.
“Passionate, informative, insightful, engaging!” The 16th Annual Sophomore Career Evening took place on Sunday, April 19th. Sixteen alumni returned to campus to share their career experiences with the sophomore class. Hosted by the Alumni Council, Sophomore Career Evening gives students an opportunity to hear first-hand from alumni about various industries and professions, and life after Webb. This year’s speakers covered everything from medicine, entertainment, law, technology and gaming, to branding and design.
On Saturday, May 30th, The Webb Schools will graduate 100 seniors from the Class of 2015. This year’s commencement speakers, Stephanie Ho ’04 and Blair Maffris, are sure to inspire all in attendance.
The Carter Center announced that Jordan Ryan '69 has been named vice president for peace programs, effective June 1, 2015. Ryan served 24 years with the United Nations in developing countries and post-crisis settings.
The White House has announced that Caroline Adler '00 has been promoted to the role of Special Assistant to the President and Communications Director to the First Lady.
Who doesn't love the chocolate chip cookies from the dining hall? To show how much we miss our current graduates, we sent 2000+ cookies to over 250 Webbies on 100 college campuses in 20 states! Check out the photos of where the cookies traveled to.
“I’m trying to make the most of the opportunities in front of me right now and develop strong skills that I can use anywhere.”
--Bobby Gonzalez ’13, Harvard '17
From March 1 until April 15, alumni from the classes of 1950 to 2014 are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual March Madness Challenge! Make a gift to The Webb Fund during March Madness and you'll earn points for your class. Congratulations to last year's winner Class of '04 and runner-up Class of '67.
Julia Marciari-Alexander '85, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum, was a featured speaker at TedX Baltimore in January. Inspired by the event's theme “Collisions,” Julia spoke about the collision between art and people that occurs when we look at a piece of art, whether it's in a museum or even on our cell phones.
The Webb@Work program has helped over 30 Webb alumni and students find internship opportunities with Webb alumni and parents over the past two summers. The amount of positive feedback from everyone involved has been phenomenal.
We are saddened by the news that Collis “Hunt” Holladay, Jr. '51 passed away on February 4, 2015. Hunt is survived by his wife Janet and their children Jennifer, Ginger, and Phillip.
Join Museum Director Don Lofgren, August Family Curator of Paleontology Andy Farke, and members of the Board of Trustees for the annual Alumni Peccary trip to Barstow, May 1-3, 2015. Children and friends are welcome. Come search for fossils in the Mud Hills near Barstow.
Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup that competes with Uber, has welcomed Alix Rosenthal '91 as its new General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs.
Rebecca Goldman modestly explains that her work in international development is just, “doing my part to make the world a better place.”
The first College Athlete Roundtable was a huge success! On January 7th, Webb welcomed back eight alumni college athletes to serve as panelists at the discussion.
Bill Boeing '42, the only son of Boeing Aircraft founder William E. Boeing, Sr., died on January 8, 2015. He was 92.
Glory days… You remember them. It is a special point of pride to don your school’s colors and play a sport you love. When was the last time you visited the Les Perry Gymnasium and had a surge of memories and images rush back and play through your mind?