Alumni News | Spring 2019
News about alumni, recent gatherings, and upcoming events at the school.

Waynflete Connect

The following reunion alumni are some of the over 500 members of Waynflete Connect, an online platform that brings Waynflete alumni together for easy networking. Waynflete Connect can help you expand your professional network and stay in touch with Waynflete. If you are not a member yet, join today!

Class of 1979
Astrid Bowlby (Colby)
Artist, educator, plantswoman. Self employed Brooks, Maine

Class of 2014
Amelia Deady
Risk Management Associate at Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York City, New York

Class of 2004
Morgan Finch

Nurse Practitioner at Delaware Valley Community Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Class of 1999
Zachary Manganello

Attorney at United States Government, Charlotte, Vermont

Class of 1989
Susanna Ross

Senior Associate at Sasaki Associates, Architecture & Planning, Boston, Massachusetts 


Class of 2009
Ian Rummler

Head of Marketing/PR at Global Startup Awards, Events Services,
Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark 

Class of 1994
Jane Spencer

Deputy Editor, The Guardian, New York City, New York


Class of 1984
Blake Stoddard

Regional Sales Director at Acuity Brands, Perrysburg, Ohio

Class of 2009
Marcella Wilk

Manager, Recruitment at Teach for America,
Boston, Massachusetts

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In addition to events planned on campus, reunion classes are  also gathering off campus throughout Reunion Weekend. Here is the list to date:

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:15 a.m.
Class of 1969 50th Reunion Luncheon with the classes of 1964, 1959, 1954, 1949, and 1944
At the home of Head of School Geoff Wagg, Boulos House, 305 Danforth Street, Portland

7:00 p.m.
Class of 1984 Gathering
Top of the East
157 High St, Portland

SATURDAY, MAY 18
11:30 a.m.
Class of 1969 Gathering
Lunch and Boat Trip to Cliff Island hosted by Lesley MacVane’69

12:30 p.m.
Class of 1959 Reunion Luncheon hosted by Anne Broderick Zill '59 in Portland

Following the All Alumni Reception:

  • Class of 2014 Gathering at Oxbow Brewing, 49 Washington Ave, Portland
  • Class of 2009 Gathering at Oxbow Brewing, 49 Washington Ave, Portland
  • Class of 2004 Gathering at Sagamore Hill Lounge, 150 Park St, Portland
  • Class of 1999 Gathering TBA
  • Class of 1989 Gathering TBA
  • Class of 1994 Gathering at The Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, 5 Market St, Portland
  • Class of 1984 Gathering TBA
  • Class of 1979 Gathering with 1978 and 1980 TBA
View the complete Reunion weekend schedule.

Please consider a special gift to Waynflete in honor of your reunion. 
Whether you are a first-time or a long-time donor, your generous contribution ensures that Waynflete can provide an unparallelededucation to today's students.

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We are posting Reunion class photos on Waynflete Connect . You can also post your own photos to share with your class. Join  Waynflete Connect!

Recent Events

Wellesley College Alumni Luncheon

A Wellesley College lunch hosted by Shirley Cole Quinn ’42 with l to r: Genevieve Welch ’18, Izzy Burdick ’18, and Anne Chadwick Parker ’61

Boston-Area Alumni Gathering

On April 3, Katie Glaser Getchell ’88, Chief Brand Officer and Deputy Director of the Museum of Fine Arts hosted an event at the Museum for Boston-area alumni and friends. Guests enjoyed a reception in the museum’s Trustee Room and explored the current exhibits in the galleries.

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You are Invited!

Planning a visit to Maine this summer?
Got kids? Take advantage of the Waynflete Flyers Camp Discount!
Waynflete Flyers Camps is offering a 10% discount to alumni again this summer. To register with your discount, please call the Enrichment Office at 207.774.5721, ext. 1355.

Join Us for Monday Books!
Come and enjoy discussions led by Waynflete faculty on books they have chosen.  The last one of the 2018-2019 school year is April 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. led by Lorry Stillman in the Waynflete Upper School Library.

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Alumni Profile

Heeding the Call
Hamish Haddow '08 on practicing medicine in Maine

Partway through his second year at Bennington College, Hamish Haddow finally acknowledged what had become clear—he was being pulled in a new direction. His Waynflete teachers had instilled in him a love of composition, which had prompted him to pursue an undergraduate degree in English. But Waynflete had also taught him about taking risks, and that while it’s fine to make decisions based on the information you have, it’s also OK to look back and think, “that was the best choice at the time, but now my plans have evolved.” “It’s hard to know exactly what you want to be at age 18,” he reflects today.

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Alumni Speakers

Annie Voigt 11 is in her last year of medical school at Tufts University. She spoke to Upper School students interested in a career in the health professions on January 31. Annie talked about her Waynflete experience and how it prepared her for college and med school and demystified the process for pursuing a career in the medical profession.

Hawa Shir 12 works for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in Portland as their Substance Use Prevention Education Coordinator. Hawa spoke at Upper and Middle School assemblies about tobacco use prevention and will also be teaching seventh grade seminar students and eighth grade students during advising.

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Amy Allen ’10 is a songwriter living in Los Angeles and has two radio hits this year.

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In this Portland Press Herald articleDaniella Cameron 94, Senior Director of Teen Services and Anti-Trafficking Services at Preble Street, talks about the new facility for women who are victims of trauma including human trafficking.

Sam Carner ’97 The University of Southern Maine is producing Sam's musical UNLOCK’D on the Main Stage. Read more

Ellie Cole ’09 works for Scribe Media helping people write, publish, and market their books.
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Emily Frank ’04 (left in photo) works as a public school teacher in the mornings in Oakland, CA, and in the evenings and on weekends, she works as a pediatrician. Read her article, “Doctors, teachers have similar roles in young lives but scandalously different pay — Why?”

Justin Gross 18 is currently playing Mordred in the Portland Players production of "Camelot" this month.  Read about the show.

Kate Renner ’96 celebrated the official release of the book she illustrated, by Hope Cheney Bentley “Where Else Do Babies Come From.” “This book introduces the topic of assisted reproduction in a family-friendly format. Using illustrations and appropriate language, the book explores hormone treatment, IVF, and reproductive donors. The book represents families of many different compositions.”- Amazon.
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Destry Maria Sibley ’05 is a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storyteller, and is working on a new bilingual podcast about children, refugees, the global spread of fascism, and her grandmother.

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Nellie Semmes '12, a medical school student at Duke University recently  gave a talk on genomics and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the Women in Science and Engineering Symposium at Duke University.

Campus News

Alumna Nicole Maines '15 and faculty member Phuc Tran are keynote speakers at the 2019 New England Youth Identity Summit
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Waynflete takes first place in both Upper and Middle School state Science Olympiad competition
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Waynflete receives major grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation
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A Story Exchange: Colum McCann Meets Waynflete
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Waynflete LifeSmarts team crowned state champions
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Judy Novey honored by MAEA
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The first-ever Lit Mag - Alumni Edition!
Thank you to the Alumni literary magazine contributors:  Jacob Beal ’96,  Amelia Bertaska ’18,  Gabriel Bornstein ’10, Ceri Nichols Botto ’04, Scott Bowe ’90, John Branson ’65, Rosalba Breazeale ’08, Jason Chandler ’01, Forest Chap ’13, Robert Christie ’88, Anna MacLean ’15, Lesley MacVane ’69, Eric Martin ’87, Riley Mayes ’18, Margaret MacVane Murray ’70, Sarah Neuren ’12, Nicholas Parson ’04,  Abigail Pipkin ’18,  Hannah Rindlaub ’11, Destry Maria Sibley ’05, Noah Stone ’12, Pamelia Deering Strayer ’46, Eleanor Whitney ’00, Anne Broderick Zill ’59
Read the issue

Thank you to our online ambassadors for their help during the One Day fundraiser on March 14.

We are thrilled to report that the generous Waynflete community came together for our One Day fundraiser with 663 donations, exceeding our goal of 600 and securing $50,000 in challenge funds for the school. $161,698 was raised—including challenge funds—which will go to work right away for our students and teachers. From all of us at Waynflete, thank you!


The Waynflete Fund is our opportunity fund, and every gift— of any size—makes a difference. Please consider a gift today!

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