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

First Annual Alumni Leadership Award

On May 23, Patricia (Pat) Davis Klingenstein, Class of 1947, was named the first recipient of the school’s Alumni Leadership Award in recognition of her work as an education advocate, devoted community leader, volunteer, and philanthropist. The award, which will henceforth be known as “The Klingenstein Award,” was conceived by Waynflete’s Board of Trustees as a way to celebrate alumni who live as responsible and caring participants in our world (key tenets of the school’s mission). Pat was celebrated at a student assembly and an alumni luncheon.
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Giving back: 50 Alumni Donors Needed

Alumni gifts support the Waynflete mission, the work of the faculty—and ensure that 41% of Waynflete students receive financial aid. Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Our fiscal year ends in two weeks and we still need 50 alumni to contribute. Please help give back to the next generation of students by giving today.

Support Waynflete with a Gift Today

We extend our sincere appreciation to alumni who have donated to this year's Waynflete Fund.

Waynflete Connect

The following 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!

Jeff Bates ’04
Product Manager at Kepware
Yarmouth, Maine

Jonathan Cantwell 86
Vice President at HKS, Inc.
Washington, DC

Lynne Gawtry ’87SPHR, SPHR-SCP (Manson)
HR consultant at KMA Human Resource Consulting, LLC
Yarmouth, Maine

Maureen Hopkins 96
Director, Real Estate at Tilson Technology Management
Portland, Maine

Kristofer Johnson ’91
SVP, Business Development at Mercury Media
Los Angeles, California

Spike McCue 04
Associate Director of UX at MRM McCann
Brooklyn, New York

Cecilia Nardi 07
Director of Government Policy at Boston University 
Boston, Massachusetts

James Schroeder 88
Director of Conservation at The Nature Conservancy
Seattle, Washington

Tiffany Carter Skillings ’99 CPM, CLC
Owner/Founder at Tree of Life Naturopathic & Midwifery Care
Lisbon Falls, Maine

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Recent Events

Reunion 2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us for reunion this year. We enjoyed having you back on campus and hope you had a wonderful time connecting with your classmates and the faculty and staff.
View photos of the alumni party
View more photos of the weekend

Save the Date: Reunion 2020
Classes ending in "0" and "5"—save the date! Your reunion is coming up in 2020. 
May 15 – 17, 2020

Baccalaureate and Commencement

76 seniors received diplomas at Waynflete's 121st commencement held on June 8 at Merrill Auditorium.

Read the full Wire post

Waynflete is also proud to announce Upper School students named to the Cum Laude Society:
Seniors: Hannah Babcock | Arianna Coan-Prichard | Lily Fanburg | Quilla Flanagan-Burt | Annabel Huber | Charlotte Joseph | Ben Lualdi | Alex Saade | Sophie Sangster
Juniors: Abigail Aleshire | Sophi Aronson | Thys Geldenhuys | Ian McClure-Chute

Faculty News

With feelings of deep gratitude and appreciation, we bid farewell to the following faculty. To honor their service, we offer a quote presented at the final faculty meeting of the year.

Linda Gilman (24 years)
Grades 4-5
“Long before social-emotional learning and mindfulness were educational buzzwords, Linda was weaving these ideas into her classroom. The culture in her class meant that quiet and thoughtful moments of reflection were the norm—that it was essential to take time to help kids solve problems, and that the power of kind respectful words are paramount to learning, growing, and being human.”

Ray Morrow (33 years)
6-12 Performing Arts- Jazz Band
Named honorary alumnus in 2005
“Throughout his thirty-three year run at Waynflete, Ray has inspired countless musicians to appreciate the beauty, rhythms, and feel of jazz music. I am inspired by his patient and firm teaching style. He was respected by his students and he led them to respect each other—to keep their instruments in top condition, practice endlessly, and appreciate the rewards of being their best and being great at what they do.”

Sue Stein (21 years)
EAL Coordinator
“Sue Stein has carried out her mission to support EAL students at Waynflete for 21 years with passion, commitment, and an exceptional ability to welcome, cheerlead, advocate for, include, and collaborate with our entire extended community of students, staff, faculty, and families. Her quest to support every aspect of success and access to the wonders of a Waynflete education for every one of her students is a direct function of her huge heart and stunningly unending care.”

Phuc Tran (16 years)
6-12 World Language
“As a teacher, Phuc has embodied the balance of rigorous expectation with playful exploration as articulated in the school mission. His adeptness at this balance makes him respected by students and colleagues alike. "

Alumni News

Share your news!

We will be publishing alumni class notes in the upcoming Fall/Winter Waynflete Magazine issue. The deadline for submission is September 2.

Click here to submit a class note. 
Write to us about your job, travel, alumni you have seen recently, a marriage, new addition to the family, etc. We would love to hear from you!

Josh Broder ’97, Tilson Technology Management CEO, set out to become a military intelligence agent and ended up running Maine's fastest-growing technology company. Story here

Ryan Blotnick 00 is a jazz musician and composer based in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Ryan wrote the score for the film “Knock Down the House,” a documentary following four women running for Congress in 2018 (including rising political star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.), which won the festival Audience Award and was acquired by Netflix. Read the article

Maddie Corson 55, fourth generation of her family business, Guy Gannett Communications, received the Institute for Family-Owned Businesses' first Lifetime Achievement Award on June 5. Read the article

Alison End Fineberg ’99 recently moved to Geneva, Switzerland with her family for a new job. She has been named the Director of a new global partnership, ATscale, focused on increasing access to assistive technologies (i.e. wheelchairs, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prosthetics, etc.), particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Laura Siegle 02 recently received the Fullbright Award. From the press release: “ The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Laura Siegle of Lower Manhattan Community Middle School in New York, NY, has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program grant. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.”

Campus News

End-of-year photos

View 2019 Baccalaureate photos
View 2019 Commencement photos

At the school’s 121st commencement, Board President Christopher Smith presented the Drake Award to William A. Torrey III. Read Christopher Smith's remarks.

Where are the Seniors going to college?

Click here for the 2019 college matriculation list.

It was a sensational spring for Flyers teams! Waynflete teams gave fans good reason to cheer. Read the Spring Sports Recap.

Congratulations to this year’s Upper School student award winners.

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