(POSTED THROUGH JUNE 2010)
CLASS OF 1984
WILLIAM GOTTEN '84 recently returned with his family to Japan to become the Executive Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 195, flying F/A-18 aircraft with Carrier Air Wing 5 off the USS George Washington (CVN-73.)
CLASS OF 1985
DR. AMY SERINO MOFFATT '85 graduated from the University fo Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and also completed a small animal rotating internship at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary medicine. While practicing veterinary medicine in Memphis she witnessed a need for mobile vet services. She continues to make time to connect with her St. George's classmate Kim Farmer Finch '85 (current JK teacher) by sharing her experiences with the Junior Kindergarten Classes.
CLASS OF 1987
BRIAN MCCARTY ’87 is staying busy in Los Angeles with his Art-Toy photography studio. Clients include MTV, Tokidoki, Entertainment Weekly, Cartoon Network, and Rockstar Games. His work has been recognized by L'Uomo Vogue, ABC World News, XLR8R magazine, and The New York Times. Brian co-created, art directed, and executive produced an animated children's show for Nickelodeon and has more projects in the works including a book of his photography coming out later this year!
JONATHAN MAGALLANES '87, owner of Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana, was invited to cook at the annual Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium. His barbacoa was chosen to match the symposium's "Global South" theme.
CLASS OF 1992
JASON COLGATE ’92 worked with Boston Scientific in medical device sales management for five years and is working on his MBA at UNC Chapel Hill, focusing in finance and entrepreneurship. He recently helped to develop the Inaugural Private Equity Conference at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and is Co-chairing the second annual conference in ’09. Jason will also be leading a team in the third round and international finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition. This May he will be traveling to Dubai and Turkey with fellow students before starting an internship in venture capital this summer.
DIANA HORN ’92 left the states to study in Sweden for three years before returning to the U.S. for college. She worked in the states for a few years and then wound up back in Sweden where she works for GANT, an American lifestyle brand. She is responsible for their visual merchandising. She is currently working on decorative books for their children’s shops and thought back to the infamous “summer reading list” at St. George’s. Diana says she has some amazing memories of her elementary school years.
CLASS OF 1995
DALTON TROY RUSHING ’95 finished high school at MUS where he was part of an
a capella group that was well recognized and invited to sing in Paris, France. A CD was recorded and sent to a national competition to choose songs for a national CD. Dalton’s lead on a cut was chosen for this CD. He went on to Birmingham Southern College after receiving a half scholarship and joined Sigma Nu fraternity. He graduated with honors and received a full scholarship to Candler Seminary at Emory University in Atlanta. Dalton married Stacy Henry in January 2007, and they live in Atlanta where he works for the Methodist Church doing worldwide missions work and Stacy is an associate pastor at a large Methodist Church.
CLASS OF 1996
LAURA COLGATE ’96 received her master’s diploma in violin performance from Guildhall School of Music in London where she studied with David Takeno, founder of the Tokyo String Quartet. She is working on her graduate diploma at the New England Conservatory in Boston where she studies with Malcolm Lowe, Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs on a Guarnerius violin (1718), given as a prize for winning second place in the Dorothy C. Baker Violin Competition last year. Laura has toured Europe, Japan, Russia, the Middle East, Mexico, and much of the United States. Most recently, she had the opportunity to tour with the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Milan, Lucerne, Berlin and Madrid under the baton of Ludovic Morlot. Laura found time during her travels to West Africa to get to know school children in Gambia, resulting in a service project opportunity for St. George’s lower school. Students in Germantown collected nine boxes of school supplies and first aid items that were sent to the one-room schoolhouse with dirt floors. She has been on a three month Star Wars Tour in the USA and Canada playing violin. Laura has won a grant with her string quartet to study in Switzerland for 2 years. Laura is the daughter of St. George’s music teacher, Jan Colgate.
BRETT THOMPSON '96 graduated from UVA in 2006 then worked for Senator lamar Alexader in Washington, DC. he received his Master's Degree in Strategic Security Studies at the National Defence University while working full time for Senator Aleander as a press secretary. Brett in now attending Law School at the University of Mississippi.
JONATHAN "CHRISTOPHER" WHITEHEAD '96 has graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.
CLASS OF 1997
SMITH FERGUSON '97 has been traveling through New Zealand. Read about his adventures on his blog:http://nomadicnewzealandersmith.blogspot.com/?psinvite=ALRopfUixBx55JUAb6RXKmbkks1C9FRARje0kNiNlUx_dR11HOiwhYIx6sLOUKXHR3hLXx0UwXgvKscpssQ0IQTRxztXzOIBLQ
Smith is now teaching in the wellness department at St. George's Independent School.
JUSTINE RUSHING ‘97 attended Wofford College in South Carolina where she excelled academically and joined Tri Delta sorority. She traveled to Alaska to work for a summer in Denali Park and volunteered with Global Services which sent her to Tanzania, Africa to teach farming techniques to the natives. Justine graduated in May 2008 in anthropology, but her real love is working the land to help the under-privileged. She plans to attend graduate school but will first work a six-month internship in plants and sciences at Walt Disney World.
CLASS OF 1998
ANNE ALBRECHT ’98 will graduate with a BFA in theatre at the University of Tennessee at Martin this May. She has starred in many productions at UTM over the last few years. Most recently, she starred as Belise in The Learned Ladies. She directed a show called This Fragile Thing We’ve Made and starred in Fuddy Meers as Claire in late February.
CHRISTEN CUNNINGHAM LARA ’98 graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College in May of 2008 with distinction in anthropology and economics as well as Phi Beta Kappa recognition. She interned with the National Conference of State Legislature in Denver and is completing a year-long fellowship with the Bell Policy Center in Denver.
TYLER SATAVA’98 graduated cum laude from Florida State University on April 25, 2008 with a B.A. in communications.
CLASS OF 1999
ELIZABETH (LIZZY) WILLIAMS '99 is a senior at Louisiana State University and will begin her fifth year in the School of Architecture. She is a member of Phi Mu sorority and has been the out-of-state recommendations and rush chairman for two years. Lizzy has been awarded the O.J. Baker Award for her third year design project. more recently, she received the faculty fourth year "Design Award" as well as the Percy Roberts Scholarship, given to an architectural upperclassman with outstanding design abilities.
CLASS OF 2006
GRACE ASKEW ’06 is back in Memphis and has released her new CD Wasted Lipstick. Visit her site at www.myspace.com/gaskew to sample her music!
ASHLEY CLYBURN '06 starred in a performance of The Red Shoes as a member of Voices of the South, a performance troupe at Rhodes College where she attends. This play was part of a childrens theatre festival on the campus.
CHARLIE CRAWFORD ’06 has had some amazing travel opportunities since leaving St. George’s. He recently traveled to Tanzania with St. George's Director of Academic Technology, Ms. Julene Reed, visited Israel to participate in a winter study class, and then spent a semester in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews. He has blogged about all of his adventures on charliesdispatches.blogspot.com . Visit his site to learn more.
ANDREW HAMMOND’06 is a junior at Rhodes College and recently joined the United States Army. He is a member of Army ROTC at the University of Memphis, and after graduation in 2010 will go on active duty for four years. This summer, he had the privilege of attending the Army Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, KY. He is the only cadet from the Memphis ROTC program chosen due to his high PT test scores and college GPA.
BEN WALKER '06 has joined the staff of St. George's Independent School as a Laptop Associate. You can catch up with Ben at the Collierville Campus.
CLASS OF 2007
ALEX HARKESS ’07 has been awarded the Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship – Outstanding Botany Undergraduate Major from University of Miami-Ohio.
KEVIN SZU-TU '07 continues to carry on in the St. George's tradition of service to others. He has participated in comunity service at Emory University by working in a women's shelter, visiting a nursing home, and building for Habitat for Humanity among others.
WES GEORGE '07 has been accepted to the Teach For Amercia program. Wes will attend the Teach For America Training Institute at Georgia Tech this summer and then will teach in the Memphis City Schools. In Wes's words, "I am indebted to the teachers at St. George's who taught me what passion for teaching and learning means. I am inspired to teach becasue of them."
CLASS OF 2008
RYAN ELLIOTT '08 is enjoying University of Puget Sound and planning to return next year. For spring break he went snow camping on Mt. Rainer.
KATE SOWERS ‘08 is enjoying Whitworth University. She has a position as the junior high youth intern at her church in addition to her full schedule of classes. She hopes to start a chapter of Invisible Children at the college.
ELIOTT WILLIAMS '08 was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers after his college basketball career with Duke and University of Memphis.
ELLE LINEBARIER '08 is an art history major at Rhodes where she is part of the prestigious CODA art program. Elle plans to graduate early and move to London. Elle made time over the summer to keep in touch with her buddy from the Memphis campus. Thanks Elle!
LAURENCE BOWERS '08 is playing college basketball for the Mizzou Tigers. Laurence is entering his senior year as a power forward.
CLASS OF 2009
ROB PETERSON ‘09 (attended SGG through 5th grade and graduated from McCallie School in Chattanooga) will attend the University of Southern California where he has been accepted to the Thornton Music School. He credits Mrs. Jan Colgate for influencing his decision to pursue the study of music. Although he studied classical music, his love is rock and he has formed a rock group called R.S.S. The band has completed a spring tour and he has signed a publishing contract with BMI in Nashville. Check out his music on iTunes.
MIA MICHALAK '09 and her swim team at Emory University have earned the NCAA Division II Championship in Swimming and Diving. Click here to learn all about it! http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2009-10/bios/Michalak
CHRIS CLARK '09 made the Dean's list at the University of Alabama both semesters of his freshman year.
CLASS OF 2010
MADALINE KENNEDY '10 is a freshman in the Honors College at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She made the rodeo team and continues to follow her passion.
- Kelly Ensor ‘89 to Emily Waller on April 12, 2008
- Matthew David Hoffman’95 to Raelyn Day on April 26, 2008. Matthew is the Regional Culinary Director for Bonefish Grill for the northern Virginia and Maryland region. They currently live in Alexandria, VA.
- Nancy Austin Patterson ’85 and husband Steven – a son, David Hugh, on May 19, 2008
- Heidi Robinson Austin ’86 and husband Stephen – a daughter, Lindsey Claire, on Feb. 22, 2008 (she has a big sister Caroline)
- Patrick McCarroll ‘86 and wife Anne – a son, Miles McLaughlin, on April 23, 2008
- Wes McCluney ‘88 and Kim – a son, Wesley “Hill” Hillman II, on January 19, 2008
- Jason Saenger ‘88 and Lizzie – a daughter, Christian “Liza” Elizabeth, on February 13, 2008
- Robin Freeman Beaudoin '89 and husband Oliver John Beaudoin III welcomed daughter, Helen Elisabeth Beaudoin on February 21, 2009. Big brother Homer Wallace two years old.
- Matt Saenger ’92 and Melissa – a son, Matthew Thompson, on February 20, 2008
A NOTE FROM WHITNEY BOONE ‘98
After a recent visit with Mr. Ferguson, Whitney was kind enough to share some thoughts about her experience at St. George’s:
“This school is so important to me because the values I learned at St. George’s ten years ago have played a major role in my life. At such a young age, I was able to realize the importance of helping and serving others. I learned that honesty is the only way out of any sticky situation and the significance of both attitude and accepting others. St. George’s, to me, is not only a school that provides great academics but it is a loving environment that gives students the most essential tools to be successful in everyday life. I believe every school should imitate St. George’s priority to teach its students about character, integrity, kindness, humility, courage – because these are the things that really matter.”