PLEASE SEND YOUR CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION!

Yes, our 50-year reunion is still almost two years away, but we're trying to locate our lost classmates well in advance. Have you moved or changed your email address since our 2014 reunion? If so, please visit the Update My Information page and enter your current contact information so that our database can bve as current as possible. Thank you!

    
FOOTBALL ALUMNI NIGHT CELEBRATES 1967 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

From Dave Harding:

Had a great time with the 1967 Golden Bears at the 50th reunion of the first football State Championship team at Upper Arlington HIgh School on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Pictured below are the UA69 classmates from that team who attended.
  

From the left: Geoff Schmidt, Denny Dicke, Dave Gordon, Dave Harding, Doug Crim, John Livingston, Michael Miely, Bruce Johnson, John C Lucas Sr, Bill Gilbert, Fritz Reitter, Jimmy Long, Wil Verhoff, Jim Kell (James E Merrell also attended, but why he is not in this picture remains a mystery)
       
JIM MILLIKAN SENDS PHOTOS
Safety Patrol with Mr. Hill
Tremont Elementary
Mrs. Rex - 5th Grade
Tremont Elementary
  
HOLLY, DIANNE AND ROBIN REUNITE!
Left to right: Robin Morris, Holly Graf Fries, Dianne Detwiler Elzey
   

From Holly Graf Fries:

Arlington friendships are truly golden.

Dianne Detwiler Elzey and I have been friends since 3rd grade at Barrington Road Elementary; Robin Morris, Dianne and I since 7th grade at Jones Junior High.

The three of us vowed to meet in celebration of our 60th birthdays. Well, it took a few years to make it happen, but we recently met in Lander, Wyoming to hike, laugh, share treasured memories and experience the beautiful West.

Dianne (from Toledo, Ohio) flew to Denver where I (Boulder, Colorado) picked her up for a road trip to Lander. There we met Robin (Bozeman, Montana), with Lander serving as a good midway point. A new chapter has now been added to our history as a threesome. We raised a few glasses to the Class of 69!

     
VICKIE MURPHY'S DAUGHTER ENGAGED TO GARY BAIRD'S SON!

Vickie Murphy's daughter, Tabitha Kidwell, is engaged to Gary Baird's son, Jim Baird!

Tabitha and Jim met in 2015 through friends, bonded over Ohio State football, and Jim recently proposed to Tabitha. Tabitha will be in Indonesia for the next several months working on her dissertation.

Congratulations to Tabitha and Jim, who now have that special "Kids-of-69ers" ties!

You may recall that a few years ago, Frank Guglielmi's son, Chris Guglielmi, married Ed Rhine's daughter, Liz Rhine.

   
DAVE COOPER PLANNING MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR 2019 - YOU'RE INVITED!

From Dave Cooper:

Hello UA Bikers from sunny south Florida. If you are looking for a summer vacation in 2019, you're invited. Think about this one.

Since I have to come north for the 50 year reunion, I thought I would cross Laconia, New Hampshire off my bucket list on the way.

Laconia Bike Week in 2019 is June 8-16. Time to start planning for a road trip!

We just need to be back to UA in time for the 50 year Class of 1969 Reunion the week of July 1st, 2019.

See the flyer I have made, outlining some of the details.

       
UA69er BILL WILLER HAS PASSED AWAY

From Dick Dunkel on June 8, 2017:

It is with deep sadness, but loving acceptance that I announce the passing of my lifetime friend of more than 50 years, Bill Willer.

Bill and I shared the best of times through Jr. High and High School, somehow survived the 70's, raised families in the 80's and 90's, and in recent years were travel companions from skiing the Colorado Rockies to lounging on the beaches of the Dominican Republic.

My life was immeasurably enriched by his outgoing spirit and loyal friendship. He taught me to water ski, guided me to my wife of 39 years, and got me to the slopes of Vail for the first time. I can only hope that he felt and treasured the love and gratitude of our unending friendship as much as I did. He now can realize the light, love, and peace that the last months of his life did not afford him.

A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00 am at the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home in Bolivar, Ohio. An obituary may be viewed at smithfuneral.com.
   

DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP SHARED BY BILL WILLER AND DICK DUNKEL
Lake Cumberland - 1977
Lancaster - 2015
New Year's Eve - 2011
Vail - 2007
   
SCOTT ROBERTS' HOOTENANNY MINISTRY

THE VILLAGES — Many people walk the halls of The Villages Regional Hospital, but not many carry a guitar.

Musician Scott Roberts is one of the small but growing number of volunteers recruited to help improve a patient’s hospital stay and aid their healing process.

Through new programs, such as “Who Needs A Boost?” and Peer Connections, a musician lightens the mood in patient rooms and support group members offer advice to people recovering from life-changing procedures.

When TVRH Rehab Hospital began treating patients in July, hospital administration considered creating an in-house support group, but instead chose to tap into the multiple groups that already exist in the community.

The decision has been received well by patients and staff.

Read the entire article

   
STEVE POLK RECOGNIZED FOR PHILANTHROPY
PLEASE NOTE: As is the case with all announcements submitted to UA69.com by our classmates, the following is for informational purposes only, and does not represent a personal endorsement by any individual or organization not specifically named in the announcement.
    
Stephen M. Polk of Polk Foundation in Upper Arlington, Ohio has been recognized for his Lifetime philanthropic excellence at the 10th Annual Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards Gala in New York City. Financial advisors are nominated by their peers for actively giving to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others.

Invest in Others is the premier financial services 501(c)(3)non-profit dedicated to recognizing, encouraging, and supporting the charitable works of financial advisors and the advisory industry throughout the United States and around the World.

In addition to our daily after school programs at the Run the Race Recreation Center, in the gym, art room, library, music, game room and providing meals and transportation for 50+ children each day, we have special events for them and their families throughout the year which we need your financial support.

Our back to school carnival had games, prizes, food and desserts while providing more than 250 backpacks with school supplies for children of all ages and grades. Our Halloween party was a similar affair and we gave the elementary school children their own costumes which they could keep and use for Halloween and pass along to their younger siblings. We give away hundreds of coats, gloves, and hats for the upcoming colder weather, and provide complete Thanksgiving meals with Turkeys and all the fixings for more than 250 families, over 1000 children. We give complete Christmas meals for the families as well as providing gifts for the children and parents. If the households need furniture or appliances we find and deliver when we can.

We work with low income children and families in Columbus who would not have any of these things without your support.

Thank you for considering a tax deductible gift to help us help these needy families and move them from a life of survival to a life full of possibilities.

Please send your donation to:

Stephen M. Polk, President (Class of 1969)
Polk Foundation- A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
P.O. Box 12099
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Print this letter and Donation Form
  
PATRICK DYNES VISITS CLASSMATES AROUND THE COUNTRY

On his continuing journey around the USA this summer, Patrick Dynes visited classmates along the way. In Columbus, he stayed with Bill and Ellen (Isaly) Clark and went to see Fritz Reitter, president of Reitter Stucco.

Patrick is taking architecture and construction classes in preparation for building his own home in the near future, and he is still undecided about exterior finishes.

Patrick and Ellen Isaly Clark toured the Reitter Stucco showroom for a small-class session in stucco, stone, and fabricated materials for home exteriors.

Duiring his journey out west, Patrick Dynes visited with Jane Cunningham and David Bruck for a week in Seattle.

Pat has been visiting national parks, as well as family and friends, throughout the west this summer.

In Olympia WA, Pat visited UA69er Steve Myers and his wife, Linda.

       
DAVE COOPER VISITS FROM FLORIDA; MEETS UP WITH KEN PFEIFER

While Dave Cooper was in Columbus visiting, he and Ken Pfeifer got together for some catching up.

Dave and Ken share an interest in motorcycles and each owns one. Ken recently had an unfortunate motorcycle accident and has been recovering from surgery. Thankfully, he is doing fine.

You can email Dave and email Ken to tell them how young and great they look in this photo!

 

     
GEORGE FRECKER INVENTS COMMERCIAL CAN CRUSHER

Rock Fest Committee Member and Guest Musician George Frecker '69 has offered his latest invention, a patented commercial can crusher, to UAAA for our Rock Fest event. Please watch this video of George's COOL and earth-friendly product!

You can see his Can Crusher in action at the Golden Bear Rock Fest on Saturday, April 23 from 7 - 11 at St Agatha!

   
GEORGE FRECKER '69 FLIES MIG FIGHTER JET

From George Frecker '69:

I had the fantastic opportunity to fly in a MIG fighter jet. This is the same type of jet flown by the Russians in Top Gun. The owner, Rick Boone, is a client of mine from Wichita Falls, Texas. The total time of the flight was 50 minutes. Rick is seated in the front of this clip and took control of the first and last ten minutes of the flight. I did the aerobatics and sat in the back with the GoPro. The first one was an aileron roll and the second was a barrel roll. These were accomplished at 17,000 feet and 350 knots. I did edit out the barrel roll that overly rolled over - commonly known as "falling out". The whole experience was very surreal.

I got my flying bug because of my dad who was in the Army Air Corps and trained heavy bomber flight instructors in WWII. Although I do have some power experience, my main aviation passion is with sailplanes in which I have over 2,000 flights. Sailplanes are powerless and capable of staying aloft for hours. It is a serene experience being up in the sky silently soaring with Red Tail Hawks and turkey buzzards (and occasionally a helium balloon).

I have my own sailplane and am a flight instructor. One of my real pleasures is doing aerobatics (it takes amusement park rides to a whole new level). I started flying sailplanes in 1979 at Central Ohio Soaring Association out of Marion, Ohio and I am still involved there. If anyone is interested in more information, please call me (614-451-2588). MarionAirport.com/COSA/
   

   
JIM FERGUS SHARES VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM 1969 UA TRACK TEAM

From Jim Fergus:

I've been going through some old pictures and found these from the 1969 Ohio State Track meet. It includes Earl Hill, Denny Dicke, Bill Riesenberger and me from the class of 1969. Also pictured are: Marv Crosten, John Kingsboro, Jeff Sorensen and one I didn't identify.

 
Denny Dicke
Coach Marv Crosten with Earl Hill and Denny
 
 
Front: Bill Riesenberger, John Kingsboro
Back: ___, , Coach Crosten, Earl Hil
Scott Soronen , Coach Crosten, ___. Jim Fergus
 
   
STEVE BASFORD DOES PLAY-BY-PLAY FOR OHIO WESLEYAN U.

From Steve Basford:

Again this basketball season, I am the play-by-play broadcaster for the Ohio Wesleyan men's and women's games. We have live video on stream.owu.edu.

Game dates and times vary, but they generally are on Wednesdays at 7:00 or 7:30 and Saturdays at 1:00 or 3:00.

   
NOTE FROM KAREN SHAFER ABOUT TRI-VILLAGE LIONS CLUB

From Karen Shafer

I am a member of Tri-Village Lion club; We support the Eye Bank. Pilot Dogs, and the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band, to name a few. We also do a Give a Book Get a Book campaign where children get to pick two books:one for themselves and on for another in more poverty stricken areas. We want to encourage reading

Now it is time for the Give Your Write Arm to a solider on active duty. We need letters from you that offer support for are troops.It would be great if you can write a letter or have yoru grandchildren draw a picture.

We will be at MCL on Veterans Day to collect letters. So please take five minutes and write a letter as the soldiers who protect us. They really love it . Thanks in advance. No money asked ... just a few minutes of your time.

Karen Shafer

PS: If you have any books for kids or adults, please give me a call at 614-565-1035 and we will pick them up

  
PHOTOS AND VIDEO
JULY 2 - 6, 2014
Please note that the pictures vary in size and quality because they came from
various classmates' cameras and phones.
     
PHOTO SLIDESHOWS
         
         
VIDEO CLIPS
Thank you to Joe Bratton for the Brent Hawley video clip.   
       
  
   

Several classmates have replied with memories or highlights from the 2014 45-year reunion.

Read other people's highlights and then submit your own!
   

  
CLASSMATES SEND GREETINGS
Not everyone was able to attend the 45-year reunoin, but they were with us in spirit. On the left, Phil Cardi and Jay Moffitt say "Hi" from the golf course at Jackson Hole. On the right, Jack Cochran sends greetings from Georgia, where he and his wife, Mary, were visiting family.
Phil Cardi and Jay Moffitt
Jack Cochran and his wife, Mary
   
STEVENSON / LESHY REUNION IN ENGLAND!

From Jeff Stevenson:

I had a different kind of class reunion though. I met up with John Leshy at Manson's guitar shop in Exeter, England on July 8 (selfie attached). The last time John and I had seen each other was at the class reunion in 1984! John is doing great, and he is still playing guitar - VERY WELL!!!

He brought some old photos with him. They were pics of The Squires back in 1965. Clearly visible are John (his mom took the pics), George Frecker, Mike Doyle and me. One was during a gig we played in the Tremont Elementary School gym, one was at one of our Ohio State Fair gigs and the other two were of the band practicing in John's basement. What a blast from the past!

It was really great to see John again after all these years. We did our best to catch up, but you can't cover 30 years in an afternoon. It was all good though.

 
VICKI DOWNS' FISHINGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTOS
Vicki Downs McCulloch brought these two elementary school photos to the reunion, and she has provided the names of amost everyone in the pictures. If you know the name of anyone who is represented by a question mark, please let me know. Thank you, Vicki!

MRS. BLEIMAS' 4TH GRADE: FISHINGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Row 1: Tim Souders, Paul Stone, Dick Bluff, Mike Doyle, Rhonda Lace, Trisha Moore, Vicki Downs. Row 2: Laurie McLaughlin, Kathy Sheifer, Vicci Hiltabiddle, Linda Brigman, Louise Tragard, Peggy Roussey, Randy Neidenthal, Mrs. Bleimas. Row 3: Herb Johnson, Janice Rowland, Elsie Salzgaber, Patty Stone, Susan Perry, Karen Ludwig, Kitsy Shearer. Row 4: Jackie Cooper, Pam Shuey, Christina Nowell, Garry Hall, Glenn Dunnington, Pat Born, Bill Clark
MRS. MCGUIRE'S SIXTH GRADE: FISHINGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Row 1: Vicki Downs, Jack Griffith, Bruce Fahlander, Mike Doyle, Lance Voss, Fred Wheeler, Colleen McGucken. Row 2: ?, Candy Taylor, Shirley Parsley, Elsie Salzgaber, Libbie Pfefferle, Debbie Cato, ?, Mrs. McGuire. Row 3: Tim Souders, Pam Shuey, Donna Sell, Teri Scott, Debbie Deam, Kitsy Shearer, Gwen Patterson, Jane Joost. Row 4: Ken Ross, David Edwards, Pat Born, Dean Grinch, Dennis Driggs, Neil Rouse, Randy Juilliard, Roger Doering
   
STEVE HOLLOWAY AND WIFE

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in Nova Scotia.

This year Steve Holloway and his wif, Donna, were invited to perform at the event; this is why he missed the reunion. The show was a great success, playing to audiences averaging 5,000 each evening. Pictured is Steve and Donna, in costume.

The two-and-a-half hour family show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience. There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions.

        
WIL VERHOFF ORDAINED AS ANGLICAN PRIEST

Wil Verhoff has fulfilled a lifelong dream.

On Saturday, May 17, Wil was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, in the Akron area.

Wil began his seminary work at the Methodist Theological School in 2004. He is currently a pastor at Messiah Anglican Church in Stanford, Kentucky.

Classmates and lifelong friends Geoff Schmidt and Jim Merrell traveled to witness the ordination and to share in the joy of Wil's special day.

A Note from Wil:

"I have a church organization, Messiah Anglican Church; all I need is people to be a part of it. In the past two years I've concentrated on getting established in this rural Kentucky community which the average person does not know what Anglican is, which is Biblical like any other Protestant denomination.

I have been a volunteer chaplain at the local hospital, Adult Daycare, and two nursing homes. I remarried in 2009 to Barbara (Britt) Verhoff who is multi-talented and a remarkable nurse anesthetist at the local hospital. I have four children, all happily married, and two grandchildren, and two on the way."

Congratulations to Wil Verhoff on this great achievement!

      
MARTIN TODD'S SON, BRENDON TODD, WINS BYRON NELSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

On Sunday, May 18, Brendon Todd, the 28-year-old son of UA69er Martin Todd and his wife, Carolyn Todd, won the Byron Nelson Golf Championship. The two-stroke win over Mike Weir was Brendon's first PGA victory. He finished with a bogey-free 4-under 66 to win.

Raised in North Carolina, Brendon graduated from the University of Georgia, where he was part of the 2005 team that won the National Championship. He joined the Nationwide Tour in 2008 and won the Utah Championship.

In the 2009 Athens Regional Foundation Classic, Brendon became the first player on the Tour to get get two holes in one (on the same hole!) in the same tournament.

Good news for those of us in Columbus: Brendon Todd will be playing in the 2014 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course from Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Read the ESPN.com article and watch the video about Brendon
Watch video of Brendon's win at the Byron Nelson Championship
Watch video of Brendon after winning the Byron Nelson Championship
  
REUNION: GREAT TIME TO JOIN UAAA OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP!
Can you believe that we are now reaching 405 of our approximately 650 classmates using valid email addresses? It's true, and we are continuing to search for everyone else's email address, too!

The Upper Arlington Alumni Association's database of all graduates from 1923 - 2013 has been a valuable tool for us. Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, as well as student activities, are entered into this database upon graduation, and then each grad's information is updated through the years.

The UAAA database has provided starting points (former addresses, phone numbers, parents', siblings' and spouses' names ... ) for our classmate searches. UAAA provides complimentary mailing labels, based on this database, for reunion mailings and activity-specific events such as athletic, band, orchestra, and vocal music reunions.

For a monthly fee (paid by membership dues), our database is secured, stored, protected, and backed up daily. In 2012 and 2013, UAAA held our Golden Bear Rock Fest fundraiser to help make ends meet. But we REALLY need your membership dues!

Joining UAAA is simple. We offer several levels of membership, as well as payment plans..

$20: Annual Membership
$80: Reunion Membership (5 years, and one is free!)
$250: Life Membership

$500: Golden Bear Membership

Our class has been generous through the years! The UAHS Class of 1969 has more Golden Bear (14) and Life Members (21) than any other class.

Those of you who have joined at the Reunion and Annual Member levels have helped UAAA tremendously! Unlike Golden Bear and Life memberships, the Reunion and Annual memberships do expire, so won't you please renew your membership? We really need our alums' support!

You can join UAAA or upgrade your membership here. Thank you!

If you are unsure of your membership status, please email Ellen.

   
TERRY STRENG INDUCTED INTO UA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME!

Our own Terry Streng, a standout baseball player and co-captain of the 1969 Golden Bear baseball team,was inducted into the UA Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Terry is one of six honorees inducted into this first class of the Hall of Fame.

Since the first pitch in 1925, Upper Arlington Baseball has earned the reputation as one of the leading baseball programs in the state of Ohio. With 14 district championships, including two state championship teams, Upper Arlington Baseball has consistently produced competitive teams and talented players. Over the years, Golden Bears Baseball players have been honored with numerous All-State and All-District player awards. Many former Golden Bears have gone on to play college baseball and several former players have played professionally.

CONGRATULATIONS, TERRY!
   

2014 CLASS OF UA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
COACH & HONOREE Ralph Schivone, posthumously
TEAM 1987 State Championship Team
PLAYER Tim Thomas, 1987 Co-Captain
PLAYER Terry Streng, 1969 Co-Captain
COACHES Ron Mautz: 1982-86, 2007
David Koblentz: 1987
  
CRAIG ROBINSON UNEARTHS RARE FIND!

Craig Robinson sent in a couple of pages from the 1969 school newspaper, The Arlingtonian. One page shows our traditional Senior Awards (congratulations again to the winners!!) and the other contains "Graduation Brings Memories," our Class Bequeaths to our Teachers, and "Seniors Speculate: What If ... "

Thank you, Craig, for bringing back a lot of fun memories from 45 years ago!

See the Arlingtonian articles. (Be sure to view both pages!)

 
WHAT A GREAT FIND! THANK YOU, SUSI WISEMAN THOMAS!

Susi Wiseman Thomas is sharing her Pen Points magazines from 1964, when we were in 7th grade, and from 1966, when we were in 9th grade at Jones Junior High School. Craig Robinson has submitted his 1965 Pen Points magazine for your reading pleasure!

Pen Points was a magazine that was (from the magazine's Foreword) "designed to represent the many students who have felt the desire to express themselves and who have been able to do so effectively through form and word. It is dedicated to every student reader, with the hope that he or she will also attempt to reproduce thoughts and emotions for the many persons who are searching for truths."

Some of the writing and artwork is really thoughtful and insightful! Even if you didn't attend Jones, you'll see the works of many of your UAHS friends in here!

Click on either image of the Pen Points covers to see the magazine in its entirety as a PDF. You'll see poems, stories and artwork from dozens of our classmates. Clearly they highlighted the work of the 9th graders, so the 1966 (yellow and orange) issue has more featured stories and illustrations by our UA69ers.

The teachers/editors included: Mrs. Marian Smith; Mrs. Betty Hennessey; Mrs. Joyce Guckert; Mrs. Frances Bretz; Miss Judy Hudnall; Mrs. Ruth Armstrong;Mrs. Martha Yutsey; Mrs. Gloria Bohen; Mrs. Mary Jane Spahr, and Mrs. Ellen Buesling. The Art Editors were Mrs. Anne Smith and Mr. Jerry Tollifson, and the Typist was Mrs. Ruth Griffith. The English Coordinator at the time was Mr. Stephen Nesha.

In 1964 and 1966, our superintendent was Mr. Walter Heischman. The Jones Principal was Mr.Samuel Henderson (1964) and then Mr. David Jones (1966), and the Assistants to the Principal were Mr. Bernie Cellar, Mr. Marvin Baker, and Mr. Walter Niceswanger.

  
JUST FOR NOSTALGIC FUN!

Terry Looker sernt this link to an online jukebox! YOu just select one of the dates and you can hear the songs that were popular in that year!

Listen to the jukebox here.

   
STEVE MORLEY SINGS "SWEET CAROLINE"!
At the Kiki Street / Greg Kullman wedding, our own Steve Morley pur Neil Diamond to shame with his rendition of "Sweet Caroline! Watch the YouTube video below!
   
UAAA HAS FACEBOOK PAGE

We hope that ALL our alums will join us on the UAAA Facebook page. If you already have a Facebook account, please visit this page, like it, and recommend it to all your UA alumni friends! We hope to be able to use this Facebook tool as a way to send out periodic quickie messages about upcoming events or news. See our Facebook page here.

   
DOUG EZELL AND MIDLIFE CHRYSLERS

Doug Ezell contacted me to report that his band, The Midlife Chryslers (and you gotta love the name!) was the subject of a video interview on KTVQ-TV in Billings MT. The band, who has been at it for more than a decade, has several iteresting engagements coming up, including a Las Vegas convention during which they will entertain 20,000 audience members!

Watch the video interview featuring our own Doug Ezell
Visit MidlifeChryslers.com
Like the Midlife Chryslers on Facebook!
  
BARRINGTON MEMORIES
In response to my note asking for former Barrington students to share their memories of our days at the first elementary school in Upper Arlington, these classmates offered their thoughts, which will be shared in an interview to be videotaped and shown at a dedication ceremony for the new gymnasium and other improvements recently made to the Barrington building. Click each classmate's name to see these memories:
Gary Bassett John Livingston John Williams
Linda Steffens Nikki Spretnak Sherry Sopp
Ellen Isaly Garry Hall Rob Boehm
Laurel Kern    
John Williams added a PS to his list of Barrington memories: the FLUTAPHONE! Do you still have yours? Remember how we all played the flutaphone in Mrs. Glass' music class?
  
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WEB SITE: BEARALUMS.COM   

Please visit Bearalums.com, the official Web site of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association. Please make sure you're a member of UAAA, and also please check that your name and email address are listed there and are current and correct.

The Alumni Association keeps a database of thousands of graduates of our high school and helps reunion chairmen send mailings to their classmates. UAAA publishes a newsletter, Traditions, for all members, full of information and news about UAHS alumni.

Our class is amazing! Joanie Igel Dugger, Assistant Director of the UA Alumni Association, sent me this list of classmates from 1969 who have joined the Alumni Association at the two top levels: Life Member, and Golden Bear Member. Please show your support of this great school system by joining. You can do it by clicking right here. Thank you!

Life Members: William A. Clark, David R. Cooper, Bob Crunelle, Annette T. Daniel, Judy Winters Dennis (D), Walter E. Dennis, Jr., David A. Edwards, Jr., Anita K. Evans, Curtis Eyre, Thomas R. Grehl, Brian Hazelbaker, Lorna Lee Heydinger, Julie May Jones, Debbie Leggett Carnes, James M. Long, Elizabeth Postle Henry, Janet Richter Boyer, Donna Sell Kohlhepp, Lyn Skillman Mitchell, Christine Wheeler McKinney (D).
Golden Bear Members: Craig W. Anderson, Jeff Browning, Beverly D'Angelo, Walt Dennis, Patti Elam, Frank A. Guglielmi, Ellen Isaly Clark, Cyndy McLane Street, Barbara Minton Miller-McGlinn, Jay Moffitt, Thomas F. O'Shaughnessy, Beth Postle Henry, Pam Shuey Snyder, Scott Street, and John Williams..
See the complete list of UA69 Golden Bear Members here.
See the complete list of UA69 Life Members here.
Please join UAAA here.
Every single membership is greatly appreciated! If you are not sure of your membership status, please email me and I will let you know! THANK YOU!
   
JOHN NEALE COMPLETES TRIATHLON

In his bio on the Classmates Then and Now page, John Neale talks about his interest in competing in triathlons. He wrote: " In my free time, I have become a runner (I did the Columbus Marathon in 1987), bicyclist, and triathlete. In 1998, I was the Rocky Mountain Regional Masters Champion at the Olympic distance triathlon for USA Triathlon, the national sanctioning body. Last year (2008), I succeeded in crossing the #1 item off my bucket list by competing in and finishing an Ironman triathlon in Tempe, Arizona (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run)."

See the video of the Ironman Triathlon here.
Read John's bio and other classmates' bios here.

   
STEVE HOLLOWAY PUBLISHES HIS SECOND BOOK

Steve Holloway has published his second book, Canadian Foreign Policy: Defining the National Interest. Though designed for college courses on foreign policy, the book serves as a good general introduction to Canada, its role in the world and its relations with the US.

Steve is currently chair of the Political Science Department at St. Francis Xavier University, in beautiful Nova Scotia. StFXU is a small liberal arts college (about 4000 students) which has frequently been ranked as the best small university in Canada. More information about the book and ordering can be found on Amazon.com or on this link.

See Steve Holloway's amazing (and huge!) collection of photos and scans of school programs from Hastings and UAHS.

   
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION!
Please check your name, address and telephone number on the Directory pages and let me know if any of your information has changed. If you spot goofs in other people's addresses or phone number, will you please tell me? I'd like this list to be complete. Thanks!
   
  

 

 

 

  

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