Alumni Council

The Saint James School Alumni Council was formed to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for all SJS alumni. In partnership with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Alumni Council oversees the Class Agent system and works to build an alumni community of support for the School, specifically encouraging financial support through the Annual Fund.

The Council meets four times throughout the year. Members help organize Alumni Weekend events and assist with the Saint James Golf Classic. The Council also assists in planning a variety of regional alumni gatherings.

The Alumni Council is comprised of alumni of the School representing a range of graduation years. The Senior Prefect, Headmaster, and members of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations attend meetings as ex-officio members. Members are committed to a three-year term.

If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Council, please contact Christina Peterson in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to submit your name for consideration.

2017-2018 Alumni Council Members

Officers

Sidney “Sid” A. Huguenin, IV ’01, Treasurer
George "Geordie" C. Newman ’93, President
Meghan D. Pennington ’03, Secretary
Robert “Bobby” J. N. Wilson ’06, Vice President

Members

William “Bill” F. Beatty, Jr. ‘61
Kimberley "Kim" A. Hall ‘04
John B. Hoke ‘03
Julia Anne E. McKeachie ‘06
Aaron M. Peteranecz ‘00
R. Franklin "Frank" Unger '56

Alumni Council Bylaws

To review our Alumni Council Bylaws, please download the below PDF.

2016-2017 Alumni Bylaws

Saint James Alumni Council Members

Alumni Council Awards

During Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Council hosts a dinner and awards ceremony in honor of SJS alumni. Three awards may be presented: the Alumni Award, the Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty, and the Exceptional Service Award—all sponsored by the Alumni Council. Each year, alumni are invited to nominate deserving candidates. Below is information about each award. Please click on the award for a description, nomination form, and a list of past recipients.


Awards

Alumni Award

Each year, the Saint James School Alumni Council honors alumni who have distinguished themselves with outstanding service to the School and to society. Alumni of the School may nominate candidates for this award.

Nomination and selection criteria include:

  1. Active service to the School
    For example, someone who served, or serves as a Class Agent, Trustee or Alumni Council Member
  2. Or, active leadership with the School
    For example, someone who helped plan Alumni Weekend or other alumni events; or, someone who has helped lead fundraising efforts (i.e., for the School’s Annual Fund, Endowment, or Capital Campaign)

To nominate a candidate, please download the Alumni Award nomination form. Additional support materials may be included with the completed nomination form. Nominations may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Deadline: January 13, 2018

By Mail

Saint James School
Office of Alumni Relations
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

By Fax: 301-739-0043

By Email: gwilson@stjames.edu




Previous Alumni Award Recipients

2016: J. Randall "Randy" Finn '89 2006: Robert N.H. Sener '52 1995: Winchester Sherman, Jr. '64
2015: Mark A. Fulton ‘85 2005: Curtis B. Hane '80 1994: Meade D. Detweiler III '39
2014: Tod P. Salisbury '70 2004: John M. Mattingly '58 1993: Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. '31
2013: Geoffrey P. Pohanka '76 2003: John D. Worthington IV '69 1992: Charles G. Meehan, Jr. '65
2012: Edmund 'Ned' Noyes, Jr. '59 2002: Igor I. Islamoff '51 1991: Edgar Hoyer, Jr. '52
2011: Dr. George R. Reinhart IV '60 2001: S. Robert Fowler, Jr. '50 1990: John E. Geare '32
2010: Richard E. Wagner, Jr. '60 2000: Robert P.L. Frick '34 1989: William W. Wenner '48
2009: John S. McIntyre, Jr. '58 1999: Stevenson W. Close, Jr. '67 1988: Eric G. Mohn '65
2008: Keith S. Campbell '73 1998: Jeremy H. Biggs '54 1987: James L. Holloway III '39
2007: L. Ludington Sells '60 1997: W. Weir Pollard III '46 1986: David W. Byron '50
1996: Henry B. Davenport III '54 1985: Stevenson W. Webster '19

Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty

Established to recognize faculty members who distinguished themselves above and beyond the call of duty, the Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty was originally suggested by Jeremy H. Biggs '54 when he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He expressed that "a good part of the soul of the School is, and always has been, the wonderful and long-serving faculty who have been important to its history and to the lives of its students." Alumni of the School may nominate candidates for this award.

Nomination and selection criteria include:

  1. Performing his/her duties in an outstanding manner
  2. A person of strong moral character, and serving as a positive influence for students
  3. Serving as a mentor to students
  4. Showing dedication and loyalty to the School community
  5. Exhibiting outstanding service as a coach and/or providing exemplary service as an advisor for non-athletic activities (examples: yearbook advisor, Mummers’ Society advisor, etc.)
    Nominees Must:
  6. Be retired, or no longer on staff
  7. Have served Saint James School for a minimum of 10 years
  8. Have served as a teacher or librarian

The following individuals are eligible for induction into the Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty:

Craig and Elizabeth Allen Benjamin Drake Aleda James
Norman Dill Robert Grab Beverly Lamb
Robert Dinsmore Hazel Hoyer Walter McKinley
Roger Ross

To nominate a candidate, please complete the Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty nomination form. Additional support materials may be included with the completed nomination form. Nominations may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Deadline: January 13, 2018

By Mail

Saint James School
Office of Alumni Relations
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

By Fax: 301-739-0043

By Email: gwilson@stjames.edu


Past Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty Inductees

2016: Margaret Pennington
2015: Don and Mary Woodruff
2014: Not Awarded
2013: Albert L. Watson, III
2012: Not Awarded
2011: G. Lawrence Hopkins
2010: Edward (Ted) P. Eagles
2009: Charles W. Roberts
2008: Russell and Wilhelmina Nelson
2007: George W. Hill
2006: George C. Belden & Edgar Hoyer, Jr. '52
2005: John G. Campbell & David I. Barr
2004: Stevenson W. Webster '19

Exceptional Service Award

The Exceptional Service Award honors individuals who have provided exceptional service to the School and its alumni. Nominees do not need to be alumni or faculty of the School. The award is presented at the discretion of the Alumni Council. Nominations are considered on an annual basis. Both current and previous faculty and staff members are eligible for this award. Alumni and friends of the School may nominate candidates for this award.

To nominate a candidate, please download the Exceptional Service Award nomination form. Additional support materials may be included with the completed nomination form. Nominations may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Deadline: January 13, 2018

By Mail

Saint James School
Office of Alumni Relations
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

By Fax: 301-739-0043

By Email: gwilson@stjames.edu

Past Exceptional Service Award Recipients

2016: Not Awarded
2015: Not Awarded
2014: Paul Baker
2013: George & Judy Newman
2012: Philip & Donna Caraci
2011: Patricia E. Zimmerman
2010: Ann Crilley Davis
2009: Ellen B. Davis
2008: Robert E. Lee IV
2007: Betty Barr
2006: Barbara Fulton

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