February 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Dr. Ben Bring '03 (pictured) has developed a new product called the MyoGlove to help healthcare professionals with a variety of manipulation techniques by reducing the strain on doctors' hands. Also included in this month's press clippings are Harrison "Bill" Smith '43, Don Casto '62, Steve Wittmann '67, Jim Friedman '68, Jeff Brown '72, Bill Schottenstein '72, Artie Isaac '78, Kyle Katz '80, Bob Bradway '81, Joel Pizzuti '90, George Kauffman '92, Collin Castore ('90-'92), Travis Spencer ('87-'92), Jen Burton '95, Brad Kerschensteiner '95, Stephen Edwards '96, Kelly Casto '98, Asim Hague '98, Rick Ricart '98, Michael Stinziano '98, Andy Kuss '99, Rachel Mount Hofstetter '03, Lily Rizk '16  and the obituaries for  Ted Smith '56, Michael Wolfe '72 and former coach Craig Plessinger

If you have clips (either in print or on the web) to pass along for future issues, please send them to Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Conti at ContiJ@columbusacademy.org.
Alumni Art Exhibition

The Columbus Academy Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the Alumni Exhibition February 11-April 14, 2017. The exhibit features current work from Glen Wilson '87, Andy Rahe '94, Andrea Myers '97 and Drew Yakscoe '10, as well as art from the permanent alumni collection.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (please note, the reception is ages 21 and over). Immediately following the reception, stay for Celebrate The Arts, a dinner and talent show performance featuring parents, faculty and staff. Click here for Celebrate The Arts ticket information .

The Alumni Exhibition will be open during school hours. Please contact the Alumni Office at (614) 509-2290 or alumni@columbusacademy.org to request an alternate viewing time. 
Alumni Regional Gatherings

We had a great time gathering with alumni in Houston, Austin, Dallas and Chicago in January and we are looking forward to seeing alumni in Durham and Charlotte this week. Kindly RSVP to alumni@columbusacademy.org.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Lunch with Head of School Melissa Soderberg
Mateo's Tapas Bar (109 West Chapel Hill St.)

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner with Head of School Melissa Soderberg and Assistant Head of School Erich Hunker '81
Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen, SouthPark (6601 Morrison Blvd.)

To view photos of the Texas gatherings, click here. To view photos of the Chicago reception, click here.
Currier Lecture with John Noltner

You are invited to the Currier Lecture and Exhibit featuring John Noltner on February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall. In a world that asks us to focus on the things that can separate us, photographer John Noltner encourages us to consider the common humanity that connects us. 

John Noltner is an American photographer and peace activist. Noltner's work and subject matter is varied, ranging from small town America to overseas projects. His photographs have been published in national magazines including National Geographic Traveler, Forbes, the New York Daily News, Smithsonian, and Business Week. Since 2009, Noltner has been asking people the simple (or not so simple) question, "What does peace mean to you?" for a multimedia art project called A Peace of My MindThe Currier Lecture exhibit will feature photographs of the Columbus Academy community responding to the question: "What does courageous kindness mean to you?"
Alumni Board Seeking Nominations

The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to the Alumni Board of Directors. The Board of Directors fulfills the vital role of carrying out the Alumni Association's purpose of fostering goodwill among all alumni and the school, benefiting alumni through the organization of events and interaction with the school, and furthering the academic purposes of Columbus Academy. For more information about the Alumni Board, its functions and current members, please click hereThird-party and self nominations are welcome in writing to Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Conti at ContiJ@columbusacademy.org.
School News

Columbus Academy recently celebrated 11 seniors who have committed to continue their athletic careers in college: Ryan Alexander will play basketball at Case Western Reserve University, Brett Bates will play football at Amherst College, Darren Bates will play baseball at Brandeis University, Roman Bellisari will play lacrosse at Stevens Institute of Technology, Anna Derrow will dive for American University, Austin Lawrence will play tennis at Case Western Reserve University, Grayson Mick will run cross country at Swarthmore College, Jeremiah Mills will play football at Denison University, Baylee Mueller will play field hockey at Lynchburg College, Max Rocco will play football at Washington University in St. Louis and Matt Schmitz will play baseball at Ursinus College!
Sports News

In our school's 106-year history, only a handful of Columbus Academy's top basketball players have amassed 1,000 points during their high school careers. Senior Ryan Alexander joined those ranked among the best-ever when he surpassed the 1,000 mark by scoring 20 points in a huge 56-50 win at state-ranked Grandview last month! To view the game ball photo, click here
Also in January, our boys swimming team won the prestigious Northeast Classic in Canton and then joined the AquaVike girls in claiming Mid-State League titles for the third-straight year. In addition to having the Diver of the Meet (Esther Lawrence) and Swimmer of the Meet (Jacob Eismann), the Vikings set a school record (Audrey Grammel, 100 breast, 1:05.93) and broke five pool records along with eight meet records. And just this past weekend, our boys bowling squad achieved its best-ever result at the MSL Championships by finishing as the league runner-up. For his three-game series of 589, Nick Smith made the All-MSL first team while Jacob Taub (511) was second team and honorable mentions went to Tyler Whitt (470), Michael Reagan (460) and Hamza Kashubeck (415).
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Winter 2016-17 issue of  Academy magazine, please email them to your class agent or to Director of Alumni Relations  Jennifer Conti at ContiJ@columbusacademy.org or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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