The Storm King School Alumni Association
Everyone who has attended The Storm King School for at least one term is considered an alumnus/a of the School and an Alumni Association member. Currently, the alumni association consists of approximately 3,000 former students and graduates. The Storm King School Alumni Council is the governing body of the Alumni Association. An Alumni Council of three officers governs the Storm King Alumni Association with an Alumni Council of 14 elected members. The Alumni Association President also serves as an ex officio member of the SKS Board of Trustees.
Three times a year, the School invites the Storm King Alumni Council and members of the Storm King Alumni Association to campus for an Alumni Council meeting to hear from the School’s leadership and receive an inside look at the ongoing life of The Storm King School. Throughout the year, the Alumni Council's committees work on projects that help strengthen alumni connections and philanthropy including Alumni Awards, Career Night, Reunion Weekend, and The Storm King Fund.
Richard Broughton '54
Lynn Crevling '72, Secretary; Alumni Director
Tom Delaney '58
David Gilmore '61
Chris Bonner '66
Scott Cantor '73, President
Adam Eisen '80
Steve Bluth '83
Charles Cordero '92
Christine Watson '94
Sele Birchwood '09
John Flores '12
Madison Sergi '14
|Inaugural Alumni Council Terms|
|Name||Class Year||2 Year Term ending 7/1/2019||3 Year Term ending 7/1/2020||4 Year Term ending 7/1/2021|
SKS Alumni Council and Alumni Association Annual Meeting
June 9, 2018
|Dick Broughton, ‘54*|
|Mitch Hisiger ‘58|
|Fred Sopher ‘58|
|Racey Gilbert ‘60|
|Haddon Carryer ‘61|
|Richard deRosa ‘61|
|David Gilmore ‘61*|
|Ted Gross ‘62|
|Bruce Hanson ‘62|
|Chris Brooks ‘62|
|Michael Brower ‘63|
|Robert Cory ‘63|
|Stuart Wilson ‘63|
|Bill McDonald ‘64|
|Roger Auerbacher ‘66|
|Christopher Bonner ‘66*|
|Bruce Dennison ‘68|
|Paul Jerry ‘69|
|Doug Burg ‘71|
|Bob Docherty ‘72
Scott Cantor ‘73*
|David Hartcorn ‘73|
|George Klein ‘73|
|Scott Rutter ;73|
|Joe Blount ‘74|
|Adam Eisen ‘80*|
|Joe Phillips 85|
|Malcolm Phillips ‘87|
|Ila Barton ‘92|
|Charles Cordero ‘92*|
|Christine Watson ‘94*|
|Johnathan Flores ‘12*|
|Trevor Hughes ‘13|
|Madison Sergi ‘14*|
|Ekin Dalman ‘17|
|Gabriella Quartey ‘17|
Lynn Crevling ’72*
Jonathan W.R Lamb
*Alumni Council Members
The annual meeting of the Storm King School Alumni Association, in conjunction with the regular meeting of the Storm King Alumni Council, was called to order by Alumni Council President Scott Cantor at 11:15 AM on the above date. He welcomed all in attendance, introducing Alumni Council members, trustees and staff.
The Constitution of the Alumni Council and Alumni Association states that the role of the members of the Alumni Council shall be to help advance the goals and purposes of The Storm King School and the Alumni Association with the spirit of cooperation and goodwill. The Alumni Council shall partner with The Storm King School’s Office of Alumni and Development to preserve the standards, advance the interest, and promote the welfare through philanthropy and engagement of Storm King School students, faculty and alumni and to foster strong relationships among them. It exists to strengthen alumni knowledge about and engagement in the school community; provide a breadth of representation, ideas and alumni voice in collaboration with the Alumni and Development Office; increase alumni involvement, and provide a leadership structure that may include potential future trusteeship.
Alumni Council Minutes
A motion was made by Dick Broughton for approval of the Council minutes of the February 11, 2018 Alumni Council Meeting, seconded by Johnathan Flores. The minutes were approved.
Alumni Council Committee Reports
Chairperson Christine Watson reported that the Alumni Council Nominating Committee proposes adoption of staggered terms for inaugural Council members as identified on an attachment (incorporated by reference to these minutes herein). Staggered terms avoid inaugural members exiting and new members joining at the same time. Watson moved for approval and Steve Bluth seconded, and the action was approved. Watson reported that the Council will seek members at large next year, with more information to be forthcoming.
Chairperson Christopher Bonner reported that the Outreach & Development Committee has devised a plan for an alumni survey over the course of the next year. The survey would include both quantitative and qualitative components. The quantitative components would consist of an electronic survey and outbound phone calls conducted by students/volunteers. The qualitative component will consist of focus groups in areas of alumni concentration with open-ended questions to elicit impressions and other qualitative content.
Bonner referred to Lynn Crevling to speak about a planned Fall Alumni Weekend. Crevling described the weekend as consisting of the following:
- Thursday evening, October 18; Career Night, in which a diverse group of alumni speak with small groups of juniors and seniors
- Friday, October 19, the inaugural SKS Golf Classic; alumni visits and or presentations to classes; and an all-school presentation.
- Saturday, October 20, concurrent Alumni Council and Board of Trustees’ meetings with an informal combined lunch; alumni invited to SKS athletics in the afternoon.
Chairperson Dick Broughton reported that Alumni Awards Committee has been pleased with the increasingly competitive and high caliber slate of nominees for 2018, and will begin the process for the 2019 Awards with similar timing consisting of nominations being accepted from summer through the end of the calendar year. Cantor added that the Council and school are considering additional awards: a Humanitarian Award and an Arts Award, including a day when alumni artists join students on campus. Bob Cory ’63 commented that he spent several days on campus as an artist in residence and enjoyed his work and interactions with students, recommending it to others.
New Business and Communications
Ted Gross ’62 complimented the group for the forward motion and suggested that the alumni reunion is an opportunity to get ideas fom the alumni body. He asked if there could be a block of time built into the schedule for a “think tank”. Fred Sopher ’58 mentioned the naming of the classroom in Ogden Hall for past faculty member Herb Sauer and suggested awards for alumni that have donated a great deal of time, talent and treasure to SKS. Tom Fogarty encouraged alumni to check the SKS website for upcoming events and activities and everything that is SKS.
Alumni Council – The Way Forward The next Alumni Council meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 2018. All alumni are welcome to attend Alumni Council meetings by RSVP to Council Secretary Lynn Crevling.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:58, at which time the Alumni Council gathered for a photograph and alumni proceeded to lunch on the Ledoux Terrace.
The Storm King School Alumni Association Annual Meeting
June 9, 2018
Alumni Council Annual Report: First Year (2017-18) Highlights
Sele Birchwood ’09 Adam Eisen ’80
Steven Bluth ’83 Johnathan Flores ‘12
Christopher Bonner ’66 David Gilmore ’61
Richard Broughton ’54 Madison Sergi ‘14
Scott Cantor ’73 Christine Watson ’94
Charles Cordero ’92 Katrina Wu ‘12
Tom Delaney ’58
Lynn Crevling ‘72, Council Secretary, Alumni Relations Director
Scott Cantor ‘73, President
Steven Bluth ’83, First Vice President
Christine Watson ’94, Second Vice President
Alumni Council Purpose
The Storm King School has had an Alumni Council in past years. In 2017-2018, the Storm King School Alumni Association and Council Constitution and Bylaws were updated, and a diverse group of alumni from a variety of class years were invited to serve as inaugural members of a reestablished Alumni Council.
The purpose of the Alumni Council “shall be to help advance the goals and purposes of The Storm King School and the Alumni Association with the spirit of cooperation and goodwill. The Alumni Council shall partner with The Storm King School’s Office of Alumni and Development to preserve the standards, advance the interest, and promote the welfare through philanthropy and engagement of Storm King School students, faculty and alumni and to foster strong relationships among them.” (Storm King School Alumni Association and Council Constitution and Bylaws, adopted 10/21/17.
Meetings are held in the fall, winter/spring, and an annual meeting is scheduled in June to coincide with Reunion weekend. Meetings are listed on the SKS website with Upcoming Events.
All SKS alumni are welcome to attend Council meetings (please let the Council Secretary know at firstname.lastname@example.org).
State of the School
At each meeting, a comprehensive State of the School report is presented including development, enrollment, budget and finance, tuition and a progress report on The Storm King School 2022 Strategic Plan.
A guest from the Storm King community is invited to each Alumni Council meeting to share information. At the October 2017 meeting, David Mendlewski, P ’20, P’22, SKS Director of Academic Support spoke about experiential education, including community service, making presentations, and interactive, project based and multi-faceted learning. At the February 2018 meeting, Michael Hauser, History & Social Sciences Chair; and Jeanette McMahon, P ’17, Math Teacher provided an overview of project-based learning and interdisciplinary classes, and discussed the SKS Model United Nations program.
Alumni Council Committees
Nominating Committee, Chairperson Christine Watson ’94. Members: Steven Bluth ’83 and Madison Sergi ‘14
- Nominates officers
- Will establish the staggering of Alumni Council terms
- Will establish a process for an Alumni Council Member at Large from the alumni body
- Will provide orientation for new members of the Alumni Council
Alumni Outreach and Development Committee, Chairperson Christopher Bonner ’66. Members Adam Eisen ’81, Sele Birchwood ’09 and Katrina Wu ‘12
- Reviews outreach strategies and implementation
- Works to increase alumni support of The Storm King Fund
- Will assist to develop and guide an alumni survey
Awards Committee, Chairperson Richard Broughton ’54. Members Charles Cordero ’92, Johnathan Flores ’12 and David Gilmore ‘61
- Establishes the criteria, process and timing for the Margaret Clark Faculty Excellence Award and the Sports Hall of Fame.
- Reviews nominations and brings a candidate or slate of candidates for awards and induction.
Alumni Council –Going Forward
An arts award is under consideration
The next Alumni Council meeting will be in October 2018 – details to follow
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and give back to The Storm King School. Each year, the School relies on volunteers to keep alumni connected with the School and help support for The Storm King Fund.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact The Storm King Alumni Office at email@example.com.
Three times a year, the School invites the Storm King Alumni Council and members of the Storm King Alumni Association to campus to hear from the School’s leadership and receive an inside look into the ongoing life of The Storm King School. Throughout the year, the Alumni Council is assigned specific committees to work on projects that help strengthen alumni connections and philanthropy including Alumni Awards, Career Night, Reunion Weekend, and The Storm King Fund.
Class agents help raise support for The Storm King Fund by staying connected with classmates, gathering class news, and working closely with members of the Alumni and Development Office to exceed the School’s fundraising goals each year. All alumni are welcome to help with our fundraising efforts.
If you’re interested in becoming a class agent, please contact The Storm King Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reunion marks a significant milestone for every class, and a successful reunion requires a lot of volunteer support. Every five years, Storm King Class Volunteers help plan the reunion programs, drive attendance at the events, nominate Alumni Award and Sports Hall of Fame recipients, and raise funds for The Storm King School. Contact Lynn Crevling, Director of Alumni Affairs at email@example.com.