Back to the Classroom
Friday, June 12
A virtual class with a long-time faculty member
CHARLIE FRANKENBACH P'12,'16
Instructor in English
Special guest appearance by:
Jonathan Andrew Perez ’00
The following poems were discussed during this class:
Seamus Heaney, "Making Strange"
Geffrey Davis, "What I Mean When I Say Farmhouse"
Jonathan Perez, "Gospel"
Please contact Rachel Schroeder Rodgers '09 if you would like a copy of the syllabus for Jon's class at Wesleyan Poetic Justice or information on any other resources referenced during this event by Charlie or Jon.
State of the School Address
and the annual meeting of the Alumni Association
Saturday, June 13
Head of School
BOB GOULD '77 and LIZ HINES '93
Co-Presidents of the Board of Trustees
SUSAN GREEN ROBERSON '87
Trustee and President of The Hotchkiss Fund
TOM SEIDENSTEIN '91, P'24
Trustee and President of the Alumni Association
Been There, Run That:
Hotchkiss Virtual Fun Run
Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
The results are in!
While we all could not meet in Lakeville, alumni across class years and countries ran the annual reunion fun run. Your miles totaled 492.91 for the weekend! Awesome!
The ultimate Bearcat Beast title goes to the Class of 1985! They ran a total of 94.2 miles! Led by Bill Weihman who logged an amazing 46.1 miles, followed by Anne Curi Preisig with 28 (wow!), Tom Prochnow with 11.1 and Jon Fink with nine. Congratulations to the Class of 1985!
In addition, we have to congratulate the Class of 1957 who came together to win the participation prize – with seven men racking up some very impressive miles. The Class of 1957 had the second highest number of miles completing 77.75 miles. Not that they would want us to point out their age – but these are men in their 80’s! Completely astounding!!
With that in mind, we also have to recognize the oldest alum to participate, Bob Jiranek ’47 reported that he goes for a bike ride five times a week and this weekend rode 9.7 miles. Incredible!
See the amazing class totals below:
Class of 1947 – 9.7 miles – Bob Jiranek (an inspiration!)
Class of 1957 – 77.75 miles – Alan Anderson 26 (what a hike!), Ben Jones 18.75 (incredible), Bill Ryan, Peter Ward, and George Gurney nine miles a piece and Peter Thoms six miles. AMAZING
Class of 1968 – 11 miles – Bill McMorran
Class of 1976 – 22.7 miles – Robert Chartener (Trustee extraordinaire)
Class of 1980 – 9.5 miles – Jennifer Mugler Peterson
Class of 1985 – 94.2 miles – BEARCAT BEASTS – Bill Weihman 46.1 (crazy), Anne Curi Preisig 28 (marathon+!), Tom Prochnow 11.1 and Jon Fink nine.
Class of 1986 – 24.21 miles – John Townsend 20.2 (that’s cool), Weijen Chang 4.01
Class of 1987 – 41 miles – From across the sea in Taiwan and Hong Kong, Riyadh Lai 34.8 (holy moly that’s a lot of miles and he is feeling it!) and Alan Wu 6.2
Class of 1990 – 36.95 miles – Alexandra Olmsted 17.7 (wow!), Kira Sherwood Jewett 11, Ben Strong 8.25
Class of 1995 – Four miles – The Dorman children ran for you!
Class of 1999 – 26.4 miles – Alexandra Lane (can you say marathon - amazing!)
Class of 2000 – 2.5 miles – Jonathan Perez
Class of 2006 – 51 miles – Ezra Velazquez 20, Courtney Vris 18, Stu Sweeney 13 (very nice for all three!)
Class of 2007 – 3.28 miles – Kate Balderston
Class of 2009 – 32.7 – Jacqueline Ruberti Southwick 13.1 (that’s a half marathon), Kadeem Rodgers 10, Rachel Schroeder Rodgers 9.6 (and that’s hard when you have a baby bump!)
Class of 2010 – Two miles – William Weitzel
Class of 2012 – Seven miles – Claire O’Brien
Class of 2016 – 23 miles – Calla Khilnani 13 (and another half marathon) and Normandie Essig 10
Class of 2017 – 12 miles – Agasha Ratam
Class of 2019 – 11.72 miles – Daniel Pai 9.72 and Ian Gill two
Great job getting out there and moving this weekend! We miss you! Happy running!
If you need inspiration to keep moving - here is a little reminder
Hotchkiss cross country course - Cardiac.