Happy Holidays from Hotchkiss
With the conclusion of exams, we welcome this holiday season, and the opportunity it presents for well-deserved rest and reflection. As our students have now returned home, I am reminded of how their presence fills our campus with purpose and meaning - and a palpable energy that inspires our faculty and staff. To that end, all of us at Hotchkiss wish you and everyone in the School's extended community happy holidays, and offer this recap of our time together in 2014. --Kevin Hicks, Head of School
Arthur Howe Jr. ’38, one of four visionaries credited with playing a key role in expanding the mission of the American Field Service (AFS) in the 20th century (with one of the others being former Hotchkiss Headmaster George Van Santvoord ’08) died December 16 in Essex, CT. Howe, who taught at Hotchkiss in the 1940s and later served as a trustee, was also the longtime Admissions Dean at Yale University. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret (“Peggy”) Burke Howe.
David L. Luke III ’41, former chairman of the board of Westvaco and chairman of the Hotchkiss board of trustees during the important first years of the transition to coeducation, died in New York on December 13. He was 91. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly 60 years, Fanny Curtis Luke, who died on October 16, 2014.