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Sarum Gives

Read more about Jeff's adventures courtesy of this wonderful gift to Salisbury.

Through the tremendous generosity of the Whitridge family, a sabbatical fund was established in memory of their son Caldy ‘05. This program encourages Salisbury faculty and staff to further their education and experience through travel, providing rich opportunities for members of our community. Returning to the Hilltop full of fresh ideas and epic tales, Sabbatical recipients have brought new energy and excitement to their work.

Last summer, Math Instructor and Director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program Jeff May P’15, ’20 was the recipient of the Whitridge Sabbatical. From Beijing to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to Copenhagen and London, their adventure took them around the world on a trip of a lifetime.

To read a detailed account of Jeff's trip, click the article below written by Jeff's wife and traveling partner, Mary O'Neil which appeared in MainStreet Magazine.

Sabbatical Article

Legends Weekend provided a special opportunity for the Class of '59 to support Salisbury and remember their role in bringing soccer to the Hilltop.

The Class of '59 soccer dedication.

The Class of 1959 celebrated their 60th Reunion which included a special return to the Hilltop for Legends Weekend on October 4 and 5.  Legends Weekend was established to honor those celebrating reunions of 50 or more years. The strong sense of history surrounding this class and their commitment to Salisbury was clearly evident with members of their group having faithfully served on the Board of Trustees (Jim Dresser, Ed Glassmeyer, Dick Field and Michael Sylvester, as well as on the faculty (Stephen Parker). 

In remembering their years on the Hilltop, the Class of 1959 is seeking to support the creation of a turf complex that will be used by both the soccer and baseball programs. Their desire to meet the current need for an all-weather surface for these teams is historically fueled. During their fourth form year at Salisbury, the soccer program was established. Headmaster Reverend George Langdon blessed the first soccer team under the leadership of Coach Nonnenmacher, a former member of the Swiss National Team and recent addition to the faculty. However, Headmaster Langdon stipulated that varsity status must be earned by beating the varsity football squad at soccer. After losing 2-1 in their first attempt, it was after the rematch the following year that field, uniforms and status were bestowed with the 5-0 victory over the football squad. Their success continued throughout their Hilltop days, as they went 15-4 in their final two years.

It was this special connection to soccer on the Hilltop that motivated this fine class to support the turf project, to be deemed the Class of 1959 Field. On Legends Weekend, members of the class were honored at the varsity soccer game and were thanked by current team members for their generosity. Thank you to these loyal Salisbury Gentlemen!

Salisbury Legends Return to the Hilltop to celebrate their ties to each other and Salisbury.

On the first weekend in October, alumni from the classes of 1959, 1965 and 1964 returned to the Hilltop for Legends Weekend. The debut event included class visitation, a panel discussion with current students, a discussion of the Chapel Program with Reverend Kirk Hall ’90, a Service of Remembrance, a meeting with archivist, Geoff Rossano, an unveiling of the re-dedication plaque for Memorial Hall and lunch at the Headmaster’s House. There were also opportunities to cheer on the Knights as they took on rivals in both soccer and football. The Class of 1959 were honored at the start of the soccer game for their commitment to supporting the new turf field project as a part of their 60th Reunion in May. It was fantastic to have this very special group of alumni return to the Hilltop for a weekend designed just for them! The success of Legends Weekend means that in the future, Salisbury will expand this event to include all classes celebrating long and deep connections to the School. 

Salisbury honors our veterans throughout November with our Sarum Salutes program.

Salisbury’s Office of Alumni and Development took the month of November to recognize and honor Salisbury alumni who served or are currently serving in the United States military. The celebration began at Homecoming with a presentation during halftime of the football game. It was at this time that Marine Captain Murphy Bright ’06 presented Headmaster Chisholm Chandler ’11 (Hon.), P’17 with a flag flown in honor of Salisbury School during a combat operation in Afghanistan on January 15, 2019. This ceremony provided the opportunity to acknowledge and thank other alumni in the armed forces who were in attendance.

On Veterans Day, a panel discussion featuring Marine Captain Murphy Bright ’06 and Lieutenant Colonel, soon to be Colonel, Jeremy Winters ’94 was held for the school community.  Each officer recounted his path into military service, and each talked of the Brotherhood found on the Hilltop and continued in the company their fellow marines. The themes surrounding the responsibility of leadership and dedication to a greater ideal were the heart of every tale. Salisbury’s tenets of brotherhood, loyalty, honor and service were exemplified in these two amazing individuals, and it was a tremendous opportunity to thank them for all they do to keep us safe and free. 

Sarum Salutes continued throughout the month with social media profiles of alumni who served or are serving in the armed forces. It is with deepest gratitude that we recognize the brave work of these incredible Knights!

Learn more about this year's special gift.

In a longstanding tradition, parents of sixth form students have been generous supporters of a campus project or program in honor of their sons. From scholarships to academic endowed chairs to campus renovations and buildings, these gifts have enriched the lives of future generations of Knights. We are pleased to present this year’s Sixth Form Gift as the Performing Arts Initiative which seeks to provide practice space and equipment among other things within the new performing arts facility. 

View our 2019 Sixth Form Gift Brochure

Alumni Council Summit participants.

Alumni Brothers,

Class Agents have played an essential role in alumni affairs at Salisbury for many decades. Working as volunteers on behalf of the School, Class Agents maintain and strengthen the bonds between classmates and the Hilltop. We can safely say that Salisbury would not be the School it is today if not for the networking, recruiting, and fundraising efforts of these volunteers throughout the years.

This fall, in partnership with the Office of Alumni and Development, we established the Alumni Volunteer Council. The Council will provide Class Agents with greater leadership and support as we continue to make a positive impact on the present and future of the School, and will allow us to be more responsive to the wants and needs of our alumni Brothers.

We are proud and humbled to serve as your first Alumni Co-Presidents of the Alumni Volunteer Council and encourage you to contact us at the email addresses below with your comments or questions about this new era for the Class Agent program at Salisbury.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering as a Class Agent for your class, please email alumni@salisburyschool.org for information—we look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Loyalty & Honor,

Courty Bartlett ’84, P’13, P’16
courty@kiqpartners.com

 

Ted Ahrens ’04
Ted.ahrens@gmail.com

The generosity of Salisbury alumni, parents and friends continues to amaze.  Our thanks to all of those who make it possible for us to Do Everything Right For Boys!

 

 

 

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