|Lauren Lichtenberg ’10 Interns at Christie’s|
When Christie’s was chosen to handle the sale of the three Impressionist paintings bequeathed to Hackley by Ethel Strong Allen last year, the auction house offered a wonderful opportunity for a Hackley student or young alum: a summer internship at Christie’s. Lauren Lichtenberg was the first Hackley-Christie’s intern this past summer – read about her experience here.
|Mike Karger ’89 Plays “the round of a lifetime” and wins MGA Mid-Amateur Championship|
Congratulations Mike Karger ’89
for winning the prestigious Westmoreland Cup at the MGA Mid-Amateur Championship in Lincolndale, NY. He is the first player to win both the MGA Mid-Amateur and WGA Mid-Amateur championships. Just days before, he also won the MGA’s father-son championship with his father, Hackley alumnus, Tom Karger ’63
. Click here
to view an interview with Mike from the Metropolitan Golf Association website.
|Pianist and Composer, David Ecker ’10 releases new EP|
David Ecker ’10 releases his latest EP “Passage”, a culmination of an intense year of musical exploration, composition, and production. While it’s pianistically rooted in Jazz, it features a variety of electronic influences and doesn’t shy away from messing with genre expectations.
David, who has played jazz piano for 14 years and attends Columbia University, recently returned to the hilltop to perform with Erick Storkman
and Elliot Smith
at Erick’s tribute concert on Alumni Day. You can find the Facebook page for the “Passage”
and Ecker’s Bandcamp page here
|Congratulations Rand Otten ’90 |
On September 17, 2013, Rand Otten ’90 received the Distinguished Service Award from the Putnam Community Service Network for her passion for fundraising and increasing the profile of both PARC and Partners with PARC. Rand, an award-wining fundraiser and former journalist, is the Director of Development at PARC-Partner, Achieve, Reach, and Connect. She recently received the Katie O’Donnell Award of Excellence for Leadership from the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce.
|Haiti and Hackley|
Hackley alumni, students, parents, and faculty are crossing paths as they try to help Haiti’s recovery, including Nick Cannell ’98, Roger Garrison ’62, Ken Bernhard ’62, and Hackley English Teacher and Fifth Grade Dean, Cyndy Jean. Last summer, they traveled to Haiti, and this month Nick, Roger, and Cyndy hosted a fundraiser celebration of Haitian culture and music in NYC. Click on Read More to find out about their inspiring organizations (Konbit Mizik and Tree of Life Orphanage) and efforts.
|David Frankel '97 Pays Tribute to Mariano Rivera|
Attention Yankee fans and those who taught or remember David Frankel ’97
: Check out this fun video
of David with his Latin Boogaloo band Spanglish Fly
paying tribute to Yankee closer Mariano Rivera with their original song, “42” (El Cuarenta y Dos). See if you can spot David who appears at about the 1:42 mark singing in Spanish. “42” was featured during the September 15th ESPN nationally televised Yankees vs. Red Sox game.
David and his band will be performing on Thursday, September 26th 10:00 PM at Drom in New York City.
(Read more Hackley Alumni News stories here
|Sherry Blockinger’s ’87 desserts!|
Sherry Blockinger’s ’87 "sb cookie bar" recently received a Westchester Magazine Best of Westchester Award in the “Custom Treat” category. Sherry is the Executive Chef and Owner of Sherry B Dessert Studio in Chappaqua. Visit her website to learn more about how Sherry’s desserts are “designed to take you back to that time when dessert really was the most important meal of the day.”
|Gold for Robert Scherl '13|
Robert Scherl ’13
(center) and his Team USA baseball teammates won the gold medal at the Summer 2013 Maccabiah Games with a 9-0 victory over Canada. Robert had a terrific tournament going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs in the team’s first game against Canada and going 1 for 4 with a double in the gold-medal game.
(Read more Hackley Alumni News stories here
|Lowell Gallin '74 on You Tube Channel|Lowell Gallin ’74
was featured in an article
that ran in the “Riverdale Press” about his new online show – “The Laura and Lowell Show” running on YouTube Channel. Lowell interviews interesting New Yorkers and discusses real issues, real problems, and real successes. Click here
to watch Lowell’s interview with Scott Moss ’84
of the Tolstoy Foundation.
Pete Barrett ’11
wrote an excellent piece for this summer’s Hackley Review about The Dial’s first 85 years, entitled "Renaissance Again Hackley's Dial." Also check out a separate piece Pete wrote for his blog
, “With the turn of The Dial: a trip back to my high school newspaper.”
|Zak Petkanas '03 joins Michelle Nunn's Senate Campaign|
Zac Petkanas ’03 joins Michelle Nunn's Senate Campaign as Deputy Campaign Manager.
“So, it's official everyone. I'm very excited to join Michelle Nunn's senate campaign as Deputy Campaign Manager. I'm now on the ground in Atlanta, have an apartment in Midtown and am requesting that you come visit me. Seriously... come visit me.”
|Peter Klimley '65 featured in Discover Magazine|Peter Klimley ’65
was featured in an article titled “Desperately Seeking Sharks” in the June 2013 print-edition of Discover
. Peter, often referred to as “Dr. Hammerhead” is a “legendary University of California, Davis marine biologist” who was the first scientist to study sharks in the Sea of Cortez. The article, about the dwindling population of sharks, highlights Peter’s career and research on hammerhead sharks.
|Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt is the Henry Wendt III ’51 Visiting Scholar|
This year’s Henry Wendt III ’51
Visiting Scholar was Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt
, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Eberstadt’s expertise includes North Korea and his Upper School assembly focused on United States relations with North Korea. Following the assembly, he met with a Contemporary Issues seminar and with a 20th Century history class and then had lunch with interested students and faculty members in the Lindsay Room. Dr. Eberstadt also shared his views on this timely topic with parents and alumni at a breakfast in his honor.
|Nick Cannell '98 brings Konbit Mizik to Hackley|
Nick Cannell ’98, co-founder of the non-profit, Konbit Mizik visited Hackley's Middle School this month. Konbit Mizik’s mission is to use the universal power of music to foster education, workforce development, and artistic expression for Haiti’s youth. Nick was joined by Haitian musicians for an assembly and day of discussions about Haiti, Haitian culture, and of course, Haitian music. (See the video here.)
|Hadi Partovi '90 and Ali Partovi '90 Launch Code.org|Hadi Partovi '90
and his brother Ali Partovi '90
have launched Code.org
, a non-profit with a goal to expose all U.S. students to computer programming. It is Code.org's vision that "that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn how to code" and that "computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra." The launch video which was released earlier today can be viewed by clicking on "Read More".
|Introducing Becky's Bites NYC by Becky Kestenbaum '07|
As of January 2013 Becky Kestenbaum ’07 established Becky’s Bites NYC
. These bite-sized treats are perfectly portioned to satisfy your most serious sweet or savory craving: with a special cream cheese filling, a delicate layer of graham cracker, and an outer coating of chocolate. Served chilled, they maintain a hard chocolate shell encompassing a smooth and delectably creamy center. Becky’s Bites come in 12 irresistible flavors including...
|"The Tragedy Paper" by Elizabeth Trostler LaBan '85|
Elizabeth Trostler LaBan '85's book The Tragedy Paper is a young adult novel about first love at a boarding school. It includes reminders of Hackley and the tragedy paper many of us wrote for Mr. Naething’s senior English class. The Tragedy Paper was selected by the editors of Amazon.com as a spotlight pick for the best young adult book of January 2013.
In it, Elizabeth thanks Mr. Naething "for teaching the most important lesson he could - that I love to write."
Alumni Holiday Reception 2012
A History of Goodhue Memorial Hall - Updated