Alum of the Month:
Stephen Shaw '82

Meet Stephen Shaw. You may remember that we learned about his brother, David Shaw '86, in the Fall Alumni Newsletter.  Stephen and David are the sons of Stan and Dottie Shaw. Stan taught Science at St. A's, and he can still be found running the scoreboard for all of the Prep team games (see Stan honored later in the newsletter).  

"Hello, my name is Stephen Shaw, I graduated from St. Andrew's School in 1982 with a class of about 14-18 people. Currently I am the tour manager and live sound engineer for a band called Stone Sour. I'm actually writing this in Melbourne, Australia where we are finishing up a 178 date 37 country world tour. My job consists of all logistics for band and crew, accounting and mixing the live shows. This is a very involved position to describe but it requires good attention to detail and a lot of patience. I have worked for other artists such as Kid Rock, The Backstreet Boys, Dan Cooke, Chevelle and many others. Much of what I do I learned at St. Andrew's and do not regret taking two years of accounting at the school. I live in Greensboro, North Carolina with my wife Sara of 21 years and get back to little Rhody to visit whenever I can."
Memories from Former Headmasters
Words and Memories from Stephen G. Waters 
5th Headmaster
Steve Waters was the fifth headmaster here at St. Andrew's from 1970 through 1991.  He and his wife, Jane, were beloved on campus and devoted their years to creating an atmosphere of love and education for all at St. Andrew's. They often hosted kids in the Rectory as well as on weekends away with their family in their New Hampshire home. Under Steve's guidance, the school started the Learning Services Department, that to this day shines high above others. Steve started the co-ed program welcoming the first girls on campus in 1981. Steve also oversaw the building of Bill's House the new boys dorm. In support of the faculty, the school established a retirement plan through TIAA-CREF, and now m any retired teachers are living comfortably in their golden years because of his guidance.  For struggling families, he introduced the tuition payment plan. Steve also brought the fun of the annual Ed Barrett Pie Race and Senior Mountain Day to campus. Both of these were traditions from his own boarding high school program at Northfield Mount Hermon and they remain as mainstays of our fall events. Jane's contribution to the campus was her gift of music and helping students with theater productions. Who will ever forget the Middle School's version of  Sweeney Todd

Steve and Jane now live near Concord, NH and are active in their parish, choir and on school committees. You can drop them a line to say hello.

"The 80's"
   "In the 1980's, our school became firmly established, building on the innovations of the 70's while better reflecting the community's needs in the 80's.  The original mission - a school for boys of limited means and domestic insecurity - had become increasingly difficult to maintain.  The basic question was: what can be done that needs to be done while still being true to our mission?  The answer came in the expressed need to identify and work with students who had learning differences.  Hence, the mission evolved for those with academic needs.
    A most fortunate event occurred to support this program when a family with sons struggling to succeed in school came forth to fund the addition of two trained Special Education teachers to our faculty, giving the school an ability to identify and support students with academic needs. A learning disabilities department was initiated and Rhode Island state accredited. This became a key building block to our revised mission.  Faculty as a whole grew professionally with a greater understanding of how learning actually worked.
    In terms of financial stability, a tuition program reflecting the school's operating costs was initiated.  This led to a shift towards those students with academic needs.  An effort had started to find those with an ability to pay tuitions.  Charitable support melted away as the school became increasingly independent.  An annual giving campaign became an integral part of the life of the school's activities.
    This background is a basic understanding of St. Andrew's in the 80's, with a growth of professional competence and a more completely balanced and enriched life for students.  Accepting young women to the student body  was the major adjustment to the school's culture.  As this change became better known and accepted, enrollment grew beyond 100 for the first time.  Expectations for students evolved to preparing for college and away from a livelihood in a trade.  Enrichment activities now included a music program with a chorus, an art studio with classes, and dramatics. An expanded list of athletic opportunities was developed, with varsity basketball teams continuing to excel.  Activities, which have become traditions, include Senior Mountain Day, the Senior Prom,  and the Pie Race.  Weekend activities became more varied and fulfilling.  Finally, the morning chapel meetings were continued to set the tone for the day.
    In  the 80's, St. Andrew's School had developed a well-practiced unique mission in the independent school world. In addition to a well-developed program,  a home-like atmosphere pervades the school's culture.  These qualities in our faculty and staff are the best assurance of a student's ability to discover his/her strengths and find success in school."

Stephen G. Waters
Headmaster, 1970-91

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 3

Alumni and Senior Career Day
Gardiner Hall 12:00 PM Lunch and talks starting at 1:30-3:00 PM
Wednesday April 3  Alumni Get-Together at Aidan's Pub  Aidan's 5 John Street 
Bristol, RI
6:30 PM 
Thursday, May 30 Alumni and Senior Pinning Chapin Chapel line up at 5:30.  Ceremony at 5:45 PM
Thursday, May 30 Alumni and Senior Pinning after party for alumni.  East Bay Oyster Bar 6:45
Friday, May 31  Alumni get-togethers for reunion years

Saturday, June 1 Alumni Brunch and Meeting
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Saturday, June 1  Reunion TBA
Sunday, June 2  Paella at Pam's for all alumni 12:00 PM

From the Alumni Office 
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Kerrie Donahue, McKayla Hoffman, Pam Farmer, and Jessica Chace (Development Team)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air here at St. Andrew's--for our students of the past and present, the faculty who support and guide them, and our community who span generations and continents. Will you help us spread the love and honor what you love most about St. Andrew's with a gift? Support the school you love! You can also share what you love about St. Andrew's with your own conversation heart, and you can  Donate here. #Saintsgiveback!

Alumni Association News

 Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame and the Annual Pasta Dinner was a huge success!  We honored Eric Mack '00 and Gontorwon (Gouty) Gaye '00.  There were so many wonderful alumni in attendance to honor these men and the teams, students and guests enjoyed all of the pasta, pizza and cake!   

Alumni News

Roy  Ric hards '50:  Pam went up to Waterman Lake to visit this wonderful gentleman and hear great stories of his days at St. Andrew's.  What a pleasure!  Bill Leahy '65 found an article that featured Roy in  the Smithfield Times .  

Andrew Shreve '87
Check out this wonderful article about Andrew! I remember hearing Andy practice with his fellow students from my apartment!  I am so glad it all paid off.

Bob Ellison '88 is featured in the Salem State Alumni Magazine.
Brandon Pineo '96 was featured in  The Bay  magazine with an article on wood stoves with his dad.  They have been restoring and bringing the love of the craft to these beautiful antiques since Brandon was a student here.

Miranda Lyons '01  finished her nursing degree.  Congratulations, what a natural you will be!

Nana Mensah '02  has a new App he has made called FOMO.  You will never have to miss out on any exciting weekend events again! Read more about FOMO in the copied press release below (originally published to ABC-7 on December 5, 2018):

Groundbreaking FOMO App Connects Users To Events In Real-Time:
The only social interactive app that connects you with the most popular things happening around you.

"Whether you're traveling to a new city for the first time or bored at home on the weekend, discovering events near you can be tricky. After all, people usually find out about cool events by word of mouth or by being an extremely loyal online fan/follower/subscriber of whoever's hosting it. But one app aims to make finding local happenings easier than ever. The app, called FOMO, has just launched on Kickstarter.

FOMO was created to bridge the gap between existing ways to find events, such as social media, web searches, to deliver a single, seamless app for doing such. Plus, to make it even more convenient, searches are based on users' interest. By using systematic algorithmic processes, FOMO pinpoints things to do based on the user and generates a list for the user directly within the app.

Users can see information on nearby happenings in a variety of categories, including active, food, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, family friendly, and free.

Now, the creators of FOMO have released the concept to the world via a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise $100,000 for the creation and marketing of the exciting new app.

According to the FOMO team, they've invested much of their own finances in securing the concept to this point, and now, they are turning to backers.

In exchange for their pledges, backers will receive free rides booked through FOMO, a 50% discount to an event of their choice, two free VIP tickets to an event of their choice, and more!

"Please join our FOMO family by making a donation to this project, sharing this project with your family and friends, and help bring FOMO to life," said the team at FOMO.

The FOMO Kickstarter campaign will be live until March 27, 2019, and perks will be available by August 2019. Further information is available now."

Sarah Richardson '04  was featured in the College Crusade Alumni news .  She has also started a new job as a operating room nurse at the Providence  Veterans Hospital.  All of you vets, I hope you don't have to meet Sarah--but if you do, you will find one of St. Andrew's best!

Joseph Odugbela '06  and Shari had a beautiful baby boy! He already attended his first Saint's basketball game and it was a win.  A sign of things to come for the class of '37!

Zavian is seen here with Dad and proud Uncle Josh Odugbela '99.

Michael Burke '07  and his wife Michaela welcomed their new baby, Georgia Winn Burke to the world on February 26.  The class of '37 is growing quickly!  Congratulations!!!!

Sam Lauro '08,  received his MSW degree from Rhode Island College in May, 2018. He is a social worker in Providence, RI.

Tyler Sabino '12 is on the cast of Temptation Island .  We are excited to have Tyler return to campus in the near future to tell the tales of being on the show!

Andrew Lipoff '10 is the Founder & President of  GetGas Boston LLC and Co-Founder of GetGas Corp. He  created an App very much like Uber, but for your car to get gas. Since he is not a developer, he hired one of the best in the business to create his dream! His background includes creations for Puma, FedEx, Verizon, Vans and many more. You can get gas delivered right to your car while you are at work, dining, or in the gym. They have mini gas tankers that will fill you up. And the best drivers around! The price for gas is always cheaper than the pump! They offer regular and premium as of right now. 

The Launch is February 2019 with major companies and properties taking advantage of this in the Greater Boston area. The plan and dream is to have GetGas in every major city in the country, as well as globally. The app is FREE to download.  

Andrew was recognized at the Wealth Summit in Boston as a rising entrepreneur for 2019.

Greg Iannarelli '11  has a new job going on tour with Cirque du Soleil's show  
TOTEM. Currently he is in London, England and the show is staged in the Royal Opera House.  Last month he  was in Paris, France.   The show will be in Europe for the next few years. He is a lighting and video technician. He is excited and enjoying life on the road. Check out the show online . It's all about Evolution! 

Yvonne Yiyao Xiao '14 is the new graduate communications intern at Washington STEM.  " I t was that class that made me realize that science can be fun for everyone. It was also that class that helped me realize the giant gap between science and the general public. Science communication and education are vital to our society."

Bonzie Colson '14 played his first NBA game with the Milwaukee Bucks .  He will be wearing #50.  Good luck, Bonzie! 

JR Lynch '15 had his career high at Hartford.

Terrell Brown '16 is becoming a frontcourt force for Pitt.

Dago Nunez '17 became a United States Citizen!  Congratulations and welcome.

Pam Farmer is now a grandmother to Cora Roberta Farmer

Stan Shaw was honored at the last game of the regular season for 50 years of service running the clock for basketball games. 
Don't forget to let us know your news!  We want to hear from you!

St. Andrew's Names Sage Gym Floor after 
Michael A Hart

From Headmaster Tinagero :
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the St. Andrew's community, it is with great pleasure that we honor Mike Hart who recently won his 500 th  game as head basketball coach at St. Andrew's School. During his 24+ seasons Mike's teams won 7 New England Championships and were runners-up on 4 other occasions. Although I have been headmaster at St. Andrew's for 3 ½ year, I have come to appreciate Mike as a tireless, dedicated coach and a person of high integrity. Mike has always had a tremendous influence on the players he coached . . . as students, as athletes and as members of our community. Mike and his teams have always represented St. Andrew's with the utmost of class. Under Mike's tutelage, many of his players have continued their basketball careers at the collegiate level. Incredibly, 3 of his players have been drafted by NBA teams. Not bad for a small private school in Rhode Island.
Mike, today, I am very pleased to announce that from this day forward St. Andrew's teams will play their games on the Michael A. Hart Court. Congratulations!! Well-Done!!
There is also an established Fund for the Michael A. Hart and Sage Gym and it already has $27,000.  
If you would like to honor Mike with a donation, contact Kerrie Donahue

Alumni Visit Pictures

Cole Swider '18

Cian Sullivan '16

Ladi Solola '03 and Cian Sullivan '16
December 1-2 I traveled to Philadelphia and NYC to meet alumni Scott Hecht '85 and Ladi Solola '03 at the Villanova vs LaSalle Game and then to NYC for Brunch.What an awesome time! Ladi, Cole, Cian a very short Alumni Director, Pam Farmer,
and Jack Quinlevan '18
Ladi Solola '03, Pam, Soo Huen Ham '99 and his fiancee Josephine Wong

Andy Schirber got a chance to watch Janai Crooms '18  play!  

Jane Walker '18 and Kyle Vanicek '18

Devin Taleghani '14

Coach Mike Haggerty '09

Lisa Goniprow, Kahleb Downing '17, Sean Christy '18 and Holly Mendes

Patrick Han '01 and Jinho Kang '01
Jenny Han '99 and Sue McGann
Patrick Han '01 and Jenny Han '99

Sue McGann, Jenny Han '99
Pam Farmer, Patrick Han '01 and Jinho Kang

Gouty Gaye '00, Mike Hart, and Eric Mack '00
Eric Mack '00 and Sue McGann
Gouty Gaye '00,
Tony Robertson '99 and Eric Mack '00

Kahleb Downing '17, Lorenzo Aceito '18 and Sean Christy '18

In Memoriam

Tom Muldoon '88