Webb 150's first alumni and friends social celebrating the school's 150th anniversary was recently held in Louisville, Kentucky. Hosted by Rhea Hyatt '07, assistant director of admissions, at Gravely Brewing Co., attendees included Sallie Jacobs Stevens '87, Bennett Eng '18, David and McCall Eng, Marget Sikes, director of Webb's LIFT program, Jessica Miller Shea '06 and daughter, Alice. Webb 150 socials are being planned in numerous locations with the next few scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Leesburg, Virginia and Knoxville, Tennessee in October.
Rhea Hyatt '07, assistant director of admissions, recently hosted an alumni and friends social in Charlotte, N.C., at Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel. Attendees included Beth Hardin, Jerry Zacharias '00, Hollie Sheets and John K. Odell '68. While traveling in Charlotte, Hyatt also visited with alumna Anne Bragg Warren '96 and attended school fairs at Trinity Episcopal School and Charlotte Prep School.
The Chicagoland Alumni and Friends Social celebrating 150 years of Webb was recently held at Birch Road Cellar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Hosted by alumnus Reid Gillam '00 and Jonathon Hawkins, director of alumni relations and annual giving, attendees included Board of Trust member Drew Carrington '83 and Marcy Carrington, Nathaniel Robinson '00 and Lisa Searing, Camille Grubbs, David Tang '94, Jenn Klein '04, Webb’s Middle School Head Tabetha Sullens '94, Mandy Byars, and Carrie Auwarter, director of boarding admissions and financial aid. While in the area, Hawkins also visited with Barbara Grobicki '86 and Wesley LeBlanc '00 and Auwarter attended two private school admissions fairs. Additional socials are being held in Leesburg, Va., Lexington, Ky., Knoxville, Tenn. and Smithville, Tenn. in the coming weeks.
Dr. Eric Forsbergh '68 and Yvonne Forsbergh recently co-hosted a Webb 150 Alumni and Friends Social at the Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg, Va. just outside of Washington, D.C. Joined by Jonathon Hawkins from The Webb School’s Alumni & Development Office, additional guests included Bill Abernathy '72, Mike Guidry '75, Tuck Hord '77, Scott Arnold '92 and Fawn Jackson, Chufeng Huang '01 and Susie Dyer Kane '03. While in the D.C. area, Hawkins also visited with alumnus Mintaro Oba '09.
Amy Norris, assistant director of admissions, recently hosted an alumni and friends social in Knoxville, Tenn., at Abridged Beer Company & Brewpub. Attendees included Brent '71 and Nancy Alexander, Caroline Cooper '18, Brian Elton '95, Larry and Mariana Gaudet, Raymond Gaudet '99, George Johnson '11, Zach Norris '14 and Anna Adcock, and Alexander '18 and Emma-Grace '18 Weitzman.
A special Alumni and Friends Social and an After-Party were recently held in Memphis, Tenn. in celebration of The Webb School's 150th anniversary. Hosted by alumna Farrar Vaughan '95 at her business Jaguar Land Rover Bluff City and by alumni Caroline Smith Pryor '11 and Ryan Pryor '12 at their home, attendees included: Director of Alumni and Development Matt Wilson, George Callow '70, Bailey Haile '09, Dalton Stanley, Ryan Pryor '12, Caroline Smith Pyror '11, Bette Callow, Director of Enrollment Management Julie Harris '95, Sarada Tilton'12, Paul McDonnell '74, Farrar Vaughan '95, Rob Vaughan, Ray Gill '69, Norman Wilkes '77, Susan Wilkes, Head of School Ray Broadhead, Keith Barton '75, Smith Murphey IV '55, Sylvia Murphey, Peter Claverie '55, Kaleb Tilton '12, Gwen Owen '75, Penn Owen, Johnny Earnest '93 and Jessica Earnest.
An Alumni and Friends Social was hosted by Carolyn and Henry Ray ’61 at their home in Birmingham on Feb. 7. Those attending included front row, granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ray; second row, Heather Waldron, grandmother of Chandler Vargas ’21; Natalie Sansom ’88, Carrie Auwarter, director of boarding admissions and financial aid; Julie Whitley, friend of Fred Sheppard ’62; third row, Ray Broadhead, head of school; Ken Sansom, husband of Natalie Sansom; Fred Sheppard, Matt Wilson, director of alumni and development; Henry Ray, Ken Chandler ’61 and Carolyn Ray. Not pictured are Ron Waldron (grandfather of Chandler Vargas) and Rhea Hyatt, assistant director of admissions.
Coast-to-Coast Toasts celebrating Sawney Webb's birthday and The Webb School's 150th anniversary year were held in various places throughout the United States and in China.
On-Campus Event - From left, front row, Ralph Jones, Erin McMahan, Sandy Truitt, Julie Verdoni, Ray Broadhead; back row, Jonathan Newman, Ruth Cordell, Rhea Hyatt, Lea Anne Windham, Joe Iorio, Jacqueline Boyanton, Larry Foulk, Daiva Berzinskas, Melissa James, Chadd Birdwell, Dorothy Elkins, Elyse Jensen, Marget Sykes, Michelle Thomas, Nicole Taucare, Michael Stem, Raymond Pryor and Matt Wilson.
Bell Buckle-Rhea Hyatt '07 pictured here celebrating with alumnus Zac Rooks '06 and Webb faculty Michael Stem, Mallory Garcia and Scott Persichetti.
Berea, Ky.-Siree McRady '18 and friends celebrating at Berea College in Berea, Ky.
Carmel, Ind.- David Phillips '65 hosted a small gathering of alumni at his small business - Sugar Creek Winery - in Carmel, Ind. Pictured L to R: Lynn Ducat '94, Alan Ruanto '94, David Phillips '65 and Stephen Peters '73.
Chattanooga, Tenn.-Mandy Heck Suttles '96 hosted Chattanooga area alumni and friends at Terminal Brewhouse for a relaxed evening of good food, drink and conversation. Attending L to R: (First Row) Brianna Wofford Taylor '11, Amanda Wofford '09, Radhika Shah, Rohan Shah '00 and Julia Crunk. (Second Row) Jonathon Hawkins, Brandon Taylor, Earl Hereford '60, Bill Crunk, Mandy Heck Suttles '96, Isaac Williams '18 and R. L. Williams '56.
La Jolla, Calif.-Former Webb faculty member Lyle Hampton hosted a small group of alumni and their family at White Sands in La Jolla, Calif. Pictured L to R: Kat Woronowicz Johnson '97, Lyle Hampton, Amanda Vaughn Bonham '98, Michael Bonham and Philip Bonham.
Murfreesboro, Tenn.-Alumni Board Member Libby Willis '80 celebrated in Murfreesboro, Tenn. with her son Evan Willis '14 and friend Keith Elliott '14.
Shanghai, China-Alumni Board Members and Webb Fund Co-Chairs Melora Turner '80 and Davis Turner '79 celebrated Webb on their vacation in China. Here they are pictured in Shanghai raising a glass to Sawney and Webb.