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ALUMNI NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2016

Riverdale Activites and Accomplishments

Jolli Humanitarian Award Winner Fights Hunger

Dr. Melony Samuels is founder and executive director of the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, which serves some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. Read more

Cancer Researcher Visits Upper School

Dr. Richard Bakst '99, a radiation oncologist, inspired Upper School science students with his research. Read more

New Lower School Head Appointed

James Duval, an educator from the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, was chosen as the next head of Riverdale's Lower School. Read more
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

River Campus

The concrete slab has been poured on the second level, and underslab plumbing and electrical is being installed in the Perkins replacement building. Excavations and trenching for water, storm, and sanitary utilities are ongoing. Daily progress is visible via the webcam.

Hill Campus

Rebar placement for the Aquatic Center walls continues. The north and east exterior walls have been completed, and the north and east supportive walls for the pool are being poured. Daily progress on the Aquatic Center is also visible via the webcam.

Athletics News

Boys Soccer Repeats NYSAIS Title

In a 2-0 win over UNIS in November, Riverdale's boys varisty soccer team held on to their NYSAIS championship for the second consecutive year. The game capped a 15-3-1 season, including 8 shut-outs. Read more

RCS Celebrates Calvin Hill '65

In a lead-up to Super Bowl 50, the NFL is distributing golden footballs to high schools attended by Super Bowl players. Thanks to the legendary career of Calvin Hill '65 (pictured above with son and basketball legend, Grant Hill), Riverdale will receive one of these keepsakes. Read more

Annual Fund Updates

Volunteer Reception

Thank you to all of our Annual Fund volunteers! Peer outreach is critical to our success each year. Earlier this month, Annual Fund volunteers were celebrated at a reception hosted by Upper School Annual Fund Co-Chair Michael Burgio P'18 and his wife, Lorraine. Read more                                                

December Donors

We are incredibly grateful to those of you who participated in our December Donor Challenge. We were thrilled to come within a mere 10 donors of reaching our goal of 500 December Donors -- demonstrating that every single gift makes a difference.                          

Annual Fund Participation

The 2015-16 Annual Fund year is more than halfway complete.Thank you to those who have already made a donation to support Riverdale this year! Check out our Annual Fund participation chart to see where your class stands to date -- and, if you haven't yet contributed, help increase our participation numbers by making your gift today. 

   SAVE THE DATE

Class of 1957 Speaker Series*
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Peter Ellis '57

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (Graduation)
Claude Kelly '99

*Additional dates and speakers to be announced later this spring.

Roundtable Discussion for the Classes of 2000-2006
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 6:30 PM
Hosted by Milton Sipp
387 Park Avenue South (6th Floor), NYC 

Alumni Career Panel Discussion on Education
Monday, April 11, 2016, at 6:00 PM
Moderated by Dominic Randolph
Sidley Austin, 787 Seventh Avenue, NYC 

College-age Alumni Reunion
Thursday, June 2, 2016
RCS Hill Campus

Homecoming
Saturday, October 22, 2016
RCS Hill Campus
The following classes will be celebrating their reunions: 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 


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