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List of 9 news stories.

  • The Belltower: December 2022 Alumni News

    In this issue:  Five Things That Matter with Bryan Dalton '81, Young Alumni College and Career Fair, Hall of Fame nominations, and more.
  • The Belltower: September 2022 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things that Matter with Marcia MacDonald Neugebauer '50, Reunion weekend, Hall of Fame winners, and more.
  • The Belltower: June 2022 Alumni News

    In this issue, Five Things That Matter with Ben Beers '61, Reunion Weekend, Giving Day update, and Graduation of Class of 2022.
  • The Belltower: March 2022 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things That Matter with Ashley Ihasz Austin '01; meet your Burr and Burton Alumni Board; join us for Reunion 2022 (September 23-24); and save the date for the Gala on June 17!
  • The Belltower: December 2021 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things That Matter with Terrell Williams '97; the Winter Concert livestream; upcoming Winter Sports; and the 2020-21 Annual Appreciation Report!
  • The Belltower: September 2021 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things That Matter with Clem Wright '05; Reunion 2021 Registration!; the summer issue of The VIEW with Class Notes; and the fall play, A Wrinkle in Time!
  • The Belltower: June 2021 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things That Matter with Megan Beattie-Cassan '99; Big Bromley for BBA; the spring playoff schedule; and the 10th Annual Gawlik Awards!
  • The Belltower: March 2021 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things That Matter with Vance Griffith '92; Highlights from the winter 2021 issue of The VIEW; and Alumni/Business Support for Performing Arts!
  • The Belltower: December 2020 Alumni News

    In this issue: Five Things That Matter with Charity Clark '93; Dec. 15 deadline to submit Class Notes for The VIEW; Give the Gift of Burr and Burton; and Reunion 2021 Save the Date!

List of 10 news stories.

  • Bryan Dalton ‘81 and husband Anandaroopa with their beloved dog, Devi, who they rescued from the street in Bucharest. Devi spent more than 15 years with her family until she passed in 2020.

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Bryan Dalton '81

    by Meredith Morin

    Bryan Dalton ’81 knew early on that he wanted a career abroad. His family moved to Manchester, Vermont from California in 1972 when he was in fourth grade. At Burr and Burton, Bryan found that his talent and interest lay in “the power of language,” encouraged by Harvey Dorfman in English, and the strong world language department. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1985 and served as an intern with the non-governmental organization Africare in Niamey, Niger. After a year’s stint as a temp worker living with his parents, from 1987-2015 Bryan was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, serving in Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Washington DC (first in the Africa Bureau, later dealing with international parental child abductions), New York City (International Visitor Leadership Program), Romania, and India, and in Bulgaria as Deputy Chief of Mission.
     
    Throughout his life and career, Bryan felt the tension of what he called a cloud of not being able to be yourself, navigating the dicey waters of the early years working for the State Department during a time of secrecy and open hostility that surrounded him and anyone who was gay, lesbian, bisexual or gender non-conforming. In 1991, Bryan was unceremoniously outed by a colleague, which set him on a course of advocacy for equal rights for LGBTQ personnel in the U.S. State Department. He helped co-found Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) in 1992. As of its 30th anniversary this year, GLIFAA now has more than 1,200 members across a dozen federal agencies addressing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The history of GLIFAA describes the first meetings at members’ homes:  “Worry hung in the air, as those present knew that the State Department’s security office was investigating personnel thought to be gay and driving them out of government service.”
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  • Neugebauer with Conway Snyder and their instrument carried to the moon by astronauts.

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Marcia MacDonald Neugebauer '50

    Marcia MacDonald Neugebauer ’50 is being inducted into the Burr and Burton Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 24 during Reunion Weekend, when she will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. We sat down with Marcia to discuss her work and how her early years at Burr and Burton helped set the stage for her career. 

    It’s hard to find a more celebrated moment in U.S. history than NASA during the early days of the space race. And Hollywood most certainly agrees, having churned out scores of biopics elevating and celebrating the brilliant minds who first placed Armstrong on the moon. Before that “one small step for man” in 1969, there were countless hours of scientific theory, space instrument creation, and many other spacecraft sent up to observe and report on the great beyond. 
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  • Ben Beers doing his BBA rounds in the 1960s.

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Ben Beers '61

    Meredith Morin

    There are alumni, and then there are alumni. You know the ones - they spend their lives celebrating and elevating their school, by coaching, teaching, volunteering, and even sending their children and grandchildren to their alma mater. There are few in Burr and Burton’s 193-year history whose DNA is so indelibly intertwined with the school as Ben Beers ’61. 

    This year, Ben celebrated his 62nd year as a member of the facilities staff, starting as a part-time, after-school employee when his mother was ill in 1959 and moving to full-time after graduation. Ben famously boasts that he got married on a Saturday, graduated on a Sunday, and started his full-time career at Burr and Burton on Monday. 
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  • Alumni Interview: Five Things that Matter with Ashley Ihasz Austin '01

    Meredith Morin
    Ashley Ihasz Austin '01 was inspired by music at a young age, and turned her love of music into a thriving career in the music industry. In this Five Things that Matter, Austin sits down with Advancement's Meredith Morin to discuss her business, her path to Los Angeles and back again, and what she loved most about BBA.
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  • Terrell Williams '97 and his fiancé Vanessa.

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Terrell Williams '97

    Meredith Morin
    Terrell Williams ’97 grew up in Newark, NJ, and attended BBA for four years. He graduated from the University of Vermont with honors in 2001, and earned his Master's degree in clinical social work in 2008 from Bryn Mawr. He works as a school social worker at Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, and teaches a History of Hip Hop class virtually for BBA, alongside BBA social studies teachers Pete Nicholson and Andrew Cassarino. Terrell lives in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia with his fiancé and their nine-child blended family.
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  • Clem Wright '05 (center) on his annual trip to Merck Forest with fellow Bulldogs Willy Appelman '05(left), and Jamie Hand '04 (right).

    Alumni Interview: Five Things That Matter with Clem Wright '05

    Meredith Morin
    Clem Wright ‘05 grew up in South Londonderry, a self-described “‘Over the Mountain’ kid.” After graduating in 2005, Clem went on to Harvard to earn a degree in English, and after college, he worked at a malaria non-profit in Sierra Leone before moving to San Francisco to work for Google. We sat down with Clem to talk about his work, his trajectory, and some of his favorite BBA moments that led him to where he is today.
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  • Alumni Interview: Five Things that Matter with Megan Beattie-Cassan '99

    Jill Perry Balzano
    Megan Beattie-Cassan ‘99 knows Burr and Burton from multiple angles: She’s an alum, she’s the current school nurse, and next year, she’ll also be a BBA parent. As the school nurse in the time of a global pandemic, Beattie-Cassan’s expertise has been a critical to both BBA’s reopening in the fall of 2020 and the successful prevention of the spread of COVID on campus.  We caught up with Beattie-Cassan in late May to learn more about her many connections to BBA.
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  • Alumni Interview: Five Things that Matter with Vance Griffith '92

    Jill Perry Balzano
    In February, we caught up with Vance Griffith '92 who lives with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and has spent more than 20 years working on western ranch lands.
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  • Alumni Profile: Virology Today with Colin O'Leary

    Jill Perry Balzano
    From the forthcoming winter VIEW: Burr and Burton alum Colin O’Leary ‘09 was in the middle of a Ph.D. studying respiratory viruses when the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020.  Read about how the pandemic affected his research, why he came to study virology, and his hopes for the future of public health.
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  • Alumni Interview: Five Things that Matter with Charity Clark '93

    In November, we caught up with Charity Clark ‘93 who lives with her family in Williston and works as Chief of Staff to Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan.
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