MARCH 22, 2019 - UPPER ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
IDEA DAY brings thinkers, innovators,
and dreamers from the outside world right into
our school. Inspired from Chicago Ideas Week,
which is the largest annual ideas festival, UA
IDEA DAY is the first of its kind outside of Chicago.
Friday, March 22, 2019, speakers, panel
conversations, and workshop sessions will provide
students and teachers with a variety of experiences
meant to spark inspiration and inspire action.
Upper Arlington High School is seeking sponsors
for this year's IDEA DAY event. Sponsorships
are available at several levels:
the UA IDEA DAY FLYER and SPONSORSHIP FORM
and print UA IDEA DAY Additional Sponsorship information
"GOLDEN BEARS A-Z" BOOK CELEBRATES
Arlington Education Foundation (UA+Ed) has
provided a grant to the Greensview
Elementary School staff to produce this wonderful
book, celebrating Upper Arlington.
details and order your copy now; books will
be delivered in late April.
sample pages here.
Bears A to Z Promo Video
Merkle on Vimeo.
PUTNAM '71 PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
legislative aide and lobbyist from 1983-2006,
Douglas Putnam '71 has also demonstrated
his writing talents by publishing four novels
and two nonfiction works.
background in law and government, including his
critical role in the drafting of Ohio's mandatory
seat belt law, led to his most recent novel, The
At the Ohio Statehouse in 1986, as Election Day
looms and a swarm of protesters invades the rotunda,
the members of Senate face intense pressure from
automakers and insurance companies to take the
last step needed to enact a bitterly divisive
bill that would require the use of seat belts
in all cars and trucks.
troubled women stand in the heart of the tension.
The bill's stoic sponsor soldiers on despite the
damage she is inflicting on her bid to become
governor. A rookie lobbyist with an exclusive
secret wants passage - at whatever price necessary
- to prove her worth to the titans of the power
game. And a jaded veteran of politics, buffeted
by cynicism and horrific inner demons, must choose
yea or nay as she launches a run for an open seat
in Congress against a deceitful Senate colleague
she's come to despise.
the seat belt bill pass? Or will it collapse and
die inches short of the finish line? Lives are
transformed and truths are revealed as the hour
of reckoning approaches.
purchase a copy of Doug's book, The Flip,
please send your mailing address and $12.00
1969 Kentwell Road
Upper Arlington OH 43221-1903
checks and money orders accepted. Delivery is
free to the street address provided.
Flip is also available at these outlets: The
Statehouse Museum Shop; HoffmansBookShop.com,
Books (2424 East Main Street in Bexley), Barnes
& Noble at Kingsdale and at Lennox Town
Doug Putnam or call him at 614-457-2597.
1968 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM 50-YEAR
1968 State Championship Golden Bear Football
Team recently held its 50-year reunion.
coaches, cheerleaders, and family and friends
gathered at Raymond Memorial Golf Club for a reunion
dinner on Thursday, September 6. Following dinner,
Brad Frick '66 presented a documentary that
he created, highlighting the 1968 football season
and featuring actual game footage and interviews
with players and coaches. The documentary offers
a unique perspective on, and reflection of, this
very special group of young men whose sportsmanship,
camaraderie, and bond that not only has lasted,
but also has strengthened during the fifty years
since they walked off the field together for the
the afternoon of Friday, September 7, they visited
the Jones stadium, where they had played many
of their high school games, and gathered in the
locker room for a meaningful memorial service
honoring the coaches and players who are no longer
with us, including Head Coach Marv Moorehead,
who was a lifelong inspriation to all the players.
They reminisced, shared stories, and honored those
1968 players then met at the UAHS stadium on Friday
evening and formed a tunnel for the 2018 players
as they ran onto the field, and at half-time,
the 1968 teammates took the field to be recognized
commemorate the reunion of these outstanding football
players and lifelong friends, we have created
page on the UA69.com website, indexing links
to three collections of photos and videos honoring
the 1968 team:
photo slideshow of more than 200 pictures
commemorating the 50-year reunion;
Frick's documentary film (total of three
hours, separated into 13 sections);
TV evening news segment covering the reunion
and featuring reporter and UAHS alumnus Clay
1969 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM 50-YEAR
Ebright '70 has announced the date for next
year's celebration of the 1969 State Championship
Golden Bear Football Team's 50-year reunion.
event will be held in conjunctoin with the UAHS
football game scheduled for Friday, September
20, 2019. Stay tuned for details!
VAUGHN '84 PILOTS MILITARY VESSEL LST 325
Galena Gazette, Galena IL:
Vaughn, UAHS 1984, loves being a riverboat
pilot. It's all that he's wanted to do since he
was a kid. He says piloting a riverboat is like
playing with a big toy. Last summer, he played
with a big toy, really big toy - 328 feet long.
And this toy had guns although they were not comobat-ready.
spent six days as a volunteer pilot guiding LST
325 along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from
its home base in Evansville, Indiana to Dubuque,
Iowa, where the boat was docked and available
for tours during the summer.
real job is a pilot on the Marquette Transportation
Company's Theresa L. Wood, pushing barges on the
lower Mississippi River.
the article and see photos of John's experience.
SELECTS 2018 OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED
year the Upper Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA)
honors one or more grads with the Outstanding Alumnus
Award, and honors one of more alums with the Distinguished
Alumnus Award. .
Outstanding Alumnus is an alum (or group
of alumni) who has generously dedicated his or
her time to the service of the Upper Arlington
Alumni Association and its mission. This service
can include volunteer time dedicated to the schools
or the community.
Distinguished Alumnus is an alum (or group
of alumni) who is honored for his or her personal
educational or career achievement.
UAAA OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARDS
WROE, CLASS OF 1973
Wroe, Class of 1973,
has been selected to receive the 2018 distinction
of UAAA Outstanding Alumnus for her continued
work on behalf of the Upper Arlington Alumni
Association (UAAA) and her class reunion
has always been an "Arlington Girl."
She went to kindergarten in Arlington Heights,
Illinois, and then her family moved to an
Upper Arlington home located on the corner
of Tremont and Tewksbury Roads in 1960.
Beth was a Barrington, Jones, UAHS Girl.
lived In Columbus until 1993, when she moved
to Arizona for a job opportunity. In 2010
she moved back to Columbus, as she missed
her home and all her friends.
has helped with the last four UAHS Class
of 1973 class reunions, and she is excited
to celebrate the class' 45-year reunion
years ago, Beth joined the Upper Arlington
Alumni Association (UAAA) Executive Board
and has been involved with fundraising to
help support The Alumni Association with
the Block Parties at Barrington after the
4th of July parade, The Golden Bear Rock
Fest at Saint Agatha's, the UA Alumni Day
Open Houses at UAHS, and other activities
to raise money and get more members involved
with The Alumni Association.
recently sold her house to downsize and
move to a condo in North Arlington with
her boxer "Maggie." Beth has been
employed as the concierge at The Blackwell
Inn at OSU for the past six years, and loves
has four grown children: four boys and a
daughter. Three of her children live in
Columbus, while her middle son is a police
officer in Glendale, Arizona. Beth has six
grandchildren who bring her pure joy.
GROEZINGER, CLASS OF 1968
Groezinger, Class of 1968,
has been selected to receive the 2018 distinction
of UAAA Outstanding Alumnus for his continued
work on behalf of our UA community.
has been a resident of Upper Arlington since
1953. He attended Tremont Elementary, Jones
Jr. High and UA High School, graduating
in 1968. Charlie then attended The Ohio
State University, before and after serving
in the U.S. Army, majoring in Business Administration
and Computer Science.
spent 30 years developing software for consumer
goods and factory automation, and for the
last eleven years, he has been the co-owner
of SGO Designer Glass of Columbus with my
son. Heam semi-retired.
UA residents know Charlie because of his
work with the Upper Arlington Historical
Society, an organization for which he has
served as president since 2011. He is also
the Chairman of the Legacy Projects Committee,
UA Centennial Task Force. Charlie is also
a member of the Upper Arlington Citizen
Police Academy Alumni Association. Charlie
currently serves as President, National
Board of Governors of A Special Wish Foundation
and is President of the National Association
of the Remodeling industry (NARI), Central
Ohio Chapter. Charlie has volunteered to
work on The Class of 1968 reunion committees
during the fifty years since high school
graduation. In his free time, he enjoys
golf and scuba diving.
has been married to Colleen since October
of 1996. He has one son, Charles Jr. (Chuck),
and two grandsons, Deacon (4) and Logan
UAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARDS
MORTLAND, CLASS OF 1953
Mortland, Class of 1953,
has been selected to receive the 2018 distinction
of UAAA Distinguished Alumnus for his accomplishments
during his career.
Mortland grew up in Galion, Ohio and moved
to UA for his senior year (1952 - 1953).
At UAHS, he ran cross country, finishing
10th in the Central District CC meet, and
track, where he won the Central Buckeye
League 440, anchored the mile relay team
to victory, and finished second in the high
jump. Jack was also on the basketball team.
He graduated from Bowling Green State University,
where he earned three letters in both cross
country and track, graduating in 1957 with
a BS in Journalism.
While in graduate school at OSU, Jack took
up race walking and eventually earned spots
on US National track teams in both 1961
and 1965 for meets against the Soviet Union,
as well as Poland and West Germany. In 1964,
he was on the US Olympic team, finishing
17th in the 20 Km Racewalk in Tokyo. He
was also a member of the 1967 US team for
the World Cup of Racewalking held in Bad
Saarow, East Germany. Members of that team
were the first US athletes to compete in
East Germany after the East-West split.
Jack was an industrial engineer at Westinghouse
for seven years before moving to Battelle
as a technical writer and editor, retiring
in 1995. For 51 years he edited and published
a newsletter on the sport of racewalking,
The Ohio Racewalker, which circulated
nationally and internationally. Jack and
his wife Marty have lived in the same Clintonville
home since their marriage in 1963. Jack
and his wife have two sons, two grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
YOUNKIN, CLASS OF 1958
Younkin, Class of 1958, has been selected
to receive the 2018 distinction of UAAA
Distinguished Alumnus for his accomplishments
during his career.
graduated in the spring of 1958 from UAHS
and enrolled in Engineering at The Ohio
State University that same Fall. Engineering
became Aeronautical & Astronautical
Engineering, a new degree program with four
years of traditional aero engineering and
an additional year (Astronautical) for Space-related
Engineering, such as Rocket Engine design
and on-orbit maneuvering of space vehicles.
graduation from OSU in December, 1963, Dave
entered USAF Pilot Training in February,
1964. He married his wife, Joan, that same
year while in Pilot Training because he
decided that he loved her too much to live
without her. She was an RN at (Ohio State)
University Hospital when they met in 1962.
earned his "wings" in Pilot Training
in 1965 and became a B-52 Co-Pilot. He volunteered
repeatedly for Vietnam, and was finally
given an assignment as a C-7A "Caribou"
Pilot. Dave quickly became an Instructor
Pilot, checking out "newbies"
when they needed to learn how to take off
and land on ridiculously short strips in
flew more than 1500 sorties (by his count,
1763) with people shooting at him, his crew,
and his airplanes. He set many USAF airlift
records, including 26 sorties in one day.
He came home to accolades and medals, and
became a B-52 Aircraft Commander with a
crew of six. After he did that for a few
years, Dave had a shot at Test Pilot School,
which was the entry point for USAF Astronaut
candidates. He declined the position because
of a bad back, (he sometimes regrets it
to this day), and went on with his USAF
Dave earned his MBA from Chapman University
in Orange, California, in 1984, which helped
him get a management position in Industry
on Day-1 after retiring from the Air Force.
spent the last eight years in the Space
Program for the government, and then went
into industry as a Space Systems Engineer
and Project Engineer. He managed multiple
space projects, and garnered several Space
Station-related patents along the way. Dave
retired from industry in 2000 and moved
to Big Bear Lake in the Southern California
a volunteer, Dave taught English Literacy
for 13 years (mainly to Hispanics), worked
for the Sheriff's department for 13 years,
and as a Naturalist for the Forest Service
for eight years.
has three children, eight grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren (currently, but
who's counting?). Dave lost the Love of
His Life on February 6, 2018 to multiple
cancers after more than 53 years of marriage.
He is currently splitting his time between
his two California homes in the mountains
of Big Bear and the desert of Ridgecrest.
teachers were inducted into the Educator
Hall of Fame this year. These teachers were
nominated by peers and selected by a group
representing teachers and alumni. The Educator
Hall of Fame was established in 2007 by
former UAHS Principal and current Upper
Arlington City Council President and Mayor
Kip Greenhill to honor the best of
the best teachers in the district.
BROMBACHER: JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Brombacher taught math at Jones Middle
School and was teacher of the year twice
at Jones thanks to his commitment to students
of all levels.
was honored as the Upper Arlington District
Teacher of the Year in 1982, an award that
led to the Ohio Teacher of the Year distinction.
That same year, he achieved top honors as
the National Teacher of the Year.
in retirement, Bruce is enjoying time with
his 5 grandchildren as well as gardening,
volunteering and fishing.
CARUSO: JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL and UAHS
Caruso was a math and science teacher
and taught at Jones Middle School and the
High School during his career in Upper Arlington.
Joe routinely rode his vintage bicycle to
who decided the bike was an eyesore
formed a group to host bake sales and raised
money to surprise him with a sleek new 12-speed
addition to being a wonderful teacher, Joe
led an impactful drug intervention program
at the high school.
ERLANGER: AT JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Erlanger began her career in Upper Arlington
as a social studies teacher at Jones Middle
School. When she became an administrator,
Ellen led programs focused on Career Education,
and Student Development.
and her friend and colleague, Kathy Meyer,
now provide leadership for the Growing
Together Service-Learning Network
in central Ohio. This work has allowed her
to maintain strong ties to Upper Arlington,
which she finds gratifying.
WHALEY: JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Whaley was a beloved teacher at Jones
Middle School. She served as a District
Coordinator for the 8th grade Washington
DC Trip and was on the planning committee
for the annual Veterans Day lunch. She was
also the Advisor for the Jones Middle School
Student Council. A former colleague, Laurie
Sutherin, said, I have never met another
teacher who gave so much of themselves for
the betterment of their students, their
school, and their community. As an Intervention
Specialist, Sharon contributed to the success
of hundreds of students over the course
of her career. She believed in educating
the whole child and it was evident in everything
she did that she believed that every student
had the ability to be successful.
Sharon recently lost her 10 year battle
with cancer, but until just weeks before
her passing, she was enjoying life. She
traveled, spent lots of quality time with
her children and grandchildren, enjoyed
gardening and visited family.
ARLINGTON CENTENNIAL BOOK
will be a year full of Centennial celebrations
here in Upper Arlington. To see a full schedule
of events, please visit
the Centennial website.
Centennial logo, left, was created by UA alumnus
and graphic designer Jenny Buell Ledman '90,
as a gift to the City. Jenny built the design
around UAs Golden Bear, with prominent text,
a burst of fireworks as a salute to UAs
most popular community celebration, the Fourth
of July, and featuring the tagline A Cherished
Past | A Golden Future.
commemorate the first 100 years of Upper Arlington,
Historical Society is presenting the book
A Cherished Past, A Golden Future: Celebrating
the First One Hundred Years of Upper Arlington.
The book has more than 200 pages depicting UA's
first 100 years through easy-to-read stories and
vibrant photos, both old and new.
can purchase the book for $35 per copy at the
Merchants Bank, 2130 Tremont Center, 4621
Reed Road, and 1460 Grandview Avenue (cash or
check only at these locations).
Crafts Gallery, 2068 Arlington Avenue.
Services Center (Finance Dept),
3600 Tremont Road (credit card only).
books online here for $41 per copy ($32.55
+ $2.45 sales tax + $6 shipping).
you would like to order a large quantity of books,
the Historical Society with your detailed
WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS
UAHS alumni joined the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
Executive Board in January, 2018.
R. Graf Jr was born April 26, 1947 and attended
Fishinger, Barrington, Jones and he graduated from
UAHS with the Class of 65. Jack and his wife, Kay,
are proud of all three children: Andrew, Kate and
Libby and grandchildren Samuel, Anna and Coe. Jack
is a lawyer and has for many years been involved
with the Central Ohio construction industry. It
has been his privilege to serve on various governmental,
industry and civic boards and most recently as Immediate
Past President of Columbus Rotary. Jack and Kay
have enthusiastically hosted various Class of '65
events at their property in Southern Delaware County.
is a UA native and a 1979 graduate of UAHS.
He then went to the University of Virginia (Mechanical
Engineering) where he met his future wife. He has
been married for 31 years to Robin and has three
sons, all of whom grew up in UA and graduated from
UAHS: Jamie (2007), Clay (2010) and Tyler (2014).
Bill co-founded Pretium Partners in 1997 where he
works with a wide variety of B2B technology industries
helping them implement sales performance improvement
solutions. Other professional activities include
serving on committees and boards with national professional
industry associations. In addition to Upper Arlington
Alumni Association, Bill's other volunteer work
includes being on the Board of Trustees of Melissa's
House, helping their mission of creating improved
housing for adults with mental illness, working
with Upper Arlington Civic Association 4th of July
committee since 2003, being a member of the Board
of Trustees of the Swim & Racquet Club and serving
as president three times, being a strong supporter
of fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
a member of Tri-Village Rotary and other volunteer
PHIL SPARLING '68 PUBLISHES BOOK
Phil Sparling, class of 1968 and professor
emeritus from Georgia Tech, recently published
The Sneakers in the Closet and Other Essays.
book is comprised of two dozen short essays, compiled
and re-edited from newspaper columns he's written
over the past 5 years. Topics range from the value
of play, sport and fitness to insights on diet,
drugs and doctors. He shares stories to inform
and inspire. Many are personal reflections on
growing up, finding a career, and growing older.
book is available
PHIL: Phil Sparling was a professor at Georgia
Tech for three decades. Along the way, he was
also a Fulbright scholar at the University of
Cape Town Medical School (South Africa), a senior
scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta),
and a visiting professor at the University of
a career of scientific writing, hes trying
his hand at narrative nonfictive.
and his wife live in the Georgia foothills.
ALUMNI COUPLE RELEASES MEMOIRS OF LIFE IN
the Rainbow, The Road Taken is a collection
of stories of the adventures of a couple who in
their late forties decided to follow their love
of learning and experiencing the natural world
by making their avocation become their retirement
vocations as U.S. National Park Service rangers.
Starr '48 and Penny Clemens Starr '50
spent two seasons interpreting the wonders
of Jewel Cave National Monument in the Black Hills
of South Dakota and a season as the Glacier Point
rangers in Yosemite National Park. They thought
we would spend summers for the rest of our lives
in Yosemite, but they were asked to work the following
season (April through October) at Brooks Camp
in Alaska's Katmai National Park. They couldn't
turn down the chance to live, learn and work with
the brown bears of the Brooks River. That experience
put them on the course of seeing and learning
the Great Land: Katmai National Park and Preserve,
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Glacier
Bay National Park and Preserve, and the Noatak
River National Preserve.
and Penny attended law enforcement school and
became back-country law enforcement rangers. Each
season for nine years they were flown with five
months of supplies and a Zodiac, or other boat,
to remote locations that had a shack or tent-frame
for shelter. They were told that their primary
responsibility was to come back alive, and they
were picked up four months, or so, later.
stories relate what they saw, the amazing things
they learned, and the adventures Frank and Penny
had during the best possible second career/retirements
anyone ever had.
The Rainbow, The Road Taken is available from
Amazon.com for $19.95.
OF 1963 FRIENDS REUNITE IN TUCSON
Linda Grafmiller Moore, Jenni Hildreth Long,
and Sally Lemley Clement
Lemley Clement '63:
July 4th two members of the UAHS class of
1963, Sally Lemley Clement and
Grafmiller Moore, who both now live
in Tucson AZ, got together for a celebration.
After losing track of each other, the Bearalums.com
class list of alumni e-mails provided a
way for us to reunite again.To our great
surprise, we found out we both now live
in Tucson. In the photo to the right, we
are looking at our Class of 1963 Norwester.
Hildreth Long '63 also lives in
Tucson. Above is a photo of Linda, Jeni
and Sally just after we all reunited in
Tucson. Who would imagine that three UAHS
Class of 1963 classmates would end up in
REMEMBERS THE CLASS OF 1970 BAND "THE
of 1970 alum Tom
Caton sent in this photo of "The Jax,"
a band comprised of all-1970 musicians, including:
Robin Gulcher, Ben Knepper, Billy Herbst, Vince
Shoenborn, Chris Johnson and Tom Caton.
The band was performing in the 1967 Jones Junior
High School Show of Shows.
says that Billy Herbst isn't pictured because
he had been suspended due to a dress code violation;
his hair was over his ears, and this was a big
no-no in 1970! The band members wore Beatle outfits,
and Tom says that they all wish they still had
those vintage guitars and tube amps. Tom commented
that this was the first and last time they ever
had girls screaming for more!
TEFFT YOUNG'S BOOK INSPIRES THOSE WITH CANCER
Tefft Young '59 has published an inspirational
Hope: Discovering Survivor Skills is an
inspirational memoir of 15 essays in which Diane,
a recent cancer survivor, highlights the diverse
skills she employed to survive her serious stage
3C diagnosis. Diane's
health history is also complicated by a
single lung transplant that she underwent in 2010.
Fortunately, she has developed a progressively
resilient attitude and lifestyle.
her book, Diane shares her faith as she openly
struggles with acceptance of the belief that change,
whether positive or negative, occurs on God's
timeline, not her. By CANCER HOPE's final pages,
the reader becomes increasing aware of her evolving
healthy fearlessness and immaculate trust.
you have further questions about Diane Tefft Young's
book, or her experience, please email
her or call 614.442.1121.
the book on Amazon.
McCLINTOCK '71 RELEASES NEW BOOK
A. McClintock, PhD, '71 is a psychologist
specializing in family secrets and shame recovery.
She is a national workshop leader and teaches
human sexuality at Southern Oregon University.
She is the author of four previous books, including
Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing and
Shame-Less Lives, Grace-Full Congregations.
RELEASE: MY FATHER'S CLOSET
years after her fathers death, Karen McClintock
sets out to find the gay father she ever really
knew. As we follow the unraveling fawmily secret,
we find ourselves drawn into her story as they
stumble into infidelity, grieve heartbreaking
losses, and remain loyal in love. Set in Columbus,
Ohio, My Fathers Closet tells the story
of how just before the war, McClintocks
parents fell in love and married, while overseas
in Germany the man whom she believes became her
fathers lover was concealing his Jewish
and gay identities in order to escape to America.
A set of her fathers journals, letters her
parents sent to each other during the Second World
War, and a mysterious painting all lead her toward
the truth about her gay father. McClintock weaves
a complex secret into the fabric of lives we truly
care about. And in the process, she leads us out
of her fathers closet.
gripping memoir captures the longing children
feel for a distant or hidden parent and taps into
the complexity of human connection and abandonment.
The characters are resilient and vibrant. The
hidden lovers, the nosey neighbors, and surprise
lovers all show up. In the end, this extraordinary
family finds ways to connect and freedom to love.
Anyone who grew up with a family secret will appreciate
the dynamics afoot in this fastpaced and compelling
Karen McClintock's Press Kit
My Father's Closet" at OhioStatePress.org.
dates of Karen's upcoming author visits and events
Dispatch article about Karen and her book
WINNING ACTRESS IS DAUGHTER OF JEFF STONE
Stone '78 certainly has a reason to be beaming
with pride. His daughter, Emma Stone, won
the 2017 Academy Award for Actress in a Leading
Role for her portrayal of Mia in the highly acclaimed
film La La Land.
father, Jeff Stone, UAHS Class of 1978
and a graduate of Miami University, moved from
Ohio to Arizona in 1990, where he worked in the
construction field. He rejoined the Edwards organization,
developers of apartments, in 2015 and commutes
between his home in Arizona and his office in
Columbus. Stone now serves as president of the
Edwards Communities Construction Company.
said his daughter was always singing and dancing
around the house as a child. She and her mother
moved to Los Angeles when Emma was 15 so she could
pursue a career. She landed her first big movie
role at age 17, in "Superbad," was nominated
for a supporting actress Oscar in 2014 for her
role in "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue
the entire Dispatch article.
CASPER '62 TO LEAD OHIO NOW ORGANIZATION
November, Carolyn Casper '62, who is a longtime
member of the Upper Arlington
Alumni Association Executive Board,
was elected president of Ohio
NOW, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
feminist ideals, leading societal change, eliminating
discrimination and achieving and protecting the
equal rights of all women and girls.
are nine local NOW chapters in Ohio, as well as
the state chapter that Casper will lead in 2017
and 2018. The groups are affiliated with the National
Organization for Women, which was established
is a longtime advocate of women's causes and she's
a longtime member of NOW," said Anita Rios,
Ohio NOW's immediate past president. "She
was an ideal candidate to be president.
an elected official, she was familiar with the
public outreach and public speaking abilities
this position requires, and having run a campaign,
she's very organized. She's also very willing
and able to energize other people."
Ohio NOW president, some of her focuses will be
lobbying for equal wages for women who hold similar
jobs to male counterparts, voter participation,
child abuse prevention and upholding the Affordable
just very important to me that we are all treated
fairly and equally," Casper said. "Women's
rights are human rights.
just instills a tremendous amount of confidence,"
Rios said. "Carolyn brings to the position
a tremendous amount of goodwill and level-headedness.
She's just a very kind person."
the article in the UA News (February 2, 2017)
POLK '69 RECOGNIZED FOR PHILANTHROPY
M. Polk of Polk Foundation in Upper Arlington,
Ohio has been recognized for his Lifetime philanthropic
excellence at the 10th Annual Invest in Others Community
Leadership Awards Gala in New York City. Financial
advisors are nominated by their peers for actively
giving to improve their communities and make a difference
in the lives of others.
in Others is the premier financial services
501(c)(3)non-profit dedicated to recognizing,
encouraging, and supporting the charitable works
of financial advisors and the advisory industry
throughout the United States and around the World.
addition to our daily after school programs at
the Run the Race Recreation Center, in the gym,
art room, library, music, game room and providing
meals and transportation for 50+ children each
day, we have special events for them and their
families throughout the year which we need your
back to school carnival had games, prizes, food
and desserts while providing more than 250 backpacks
with school supplies for children of all ages
and grades. Our Halloween party was a similar
affair and we gave the elementary school children
their own costumes which they could keep and use
for Halloween and pass along to their younger
siblings. We give away hundreds of coats, gloves,
and hats for the upcoming colder weather, and
provide complete Thanksgiving meals with Turkeys
and all the fixings for more than 250 families,
over 1000 children. We give complete Christmas
meals for the families as well as providing gifts
for the children and parents. If the households
need furniture or appliances we find and deliver
when we can.
work with low income children and families in
Columbus who would not have any of these things
without your support.
you for considering a tax deductible gift to help
us help these needy families and move them from
a life of survival to a life full of possibilities.
send your donation to:
M. Polk, President (Class of 1969)
Polk Foundation- A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
P.O. Box 12099
Columbus, Ohio 43212
GOTTEMOELLER '71 - DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided
to appoint Rose Gottemoeller from the US
as the next Deputy Secretary General. ?She will
replace Ambassador Alexander Vershbow from the
US, who took up his position in February 2012.
am delighted to announce the appointment of Rose
Gottemoeller, who will bring to NATO a wealth
of experience in international security policy,
and in areas such as arms control and relations
with Russia. She will also be the first woman
to hold this key post, which is a milestone in
NATO. I am grateful to Ambassador Alexander Vershbow,
who will retire in the autumn after a distinguished
career. His commitment and contribution to NATO
have been indispensable at a time of unprecedented
security challenges. "
Gottemoeller is currently serving as US Under
Secretary for Arms Control and International Security,
advising the Secretary of State on arms control,
non-proliferation and political-military affairs.
She was previously Assistant Secretary of State
for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and
Compliance, and the chief negotiator of the New
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
also served, among others, as the Director of
the Carnegie Moscow Center. Ms Gottemoeller will
take up her post on October 1, 2016.
is a proud member of the Upper Arlington High
School Class of 1971. We congratulate Rose for
her many accomplishments and thank her for her
dedication to our country.
the entire article.
BROWN '97 AND FRIEND "GET CRAFTY"
TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS
and Alison have been busy coming
up with new designs for the 2016 holiday
artists will have more pictures and
information about where to purchase
these new designs.
the proceeds benefit Special Olympics!
Brown '97 and her friend, Alison Foose
of Worthington, have been creating artwork that
they then sell in order to donate the proceeds
to the Worthington
handcrafted pieces are made with plastic canvas
and yarn. Allie and Alison have many different
designs, as you can see from the samples below.
writes: "I made my first one one year
at Upper Arlington High School. After graduation
from UA in the Class of 1997, I found out that
Michael's and Joann and Hobby Lobby stores carried
Plastic canvas patterns and I started getting
back to doing them."
GREAT GIFTS! "I love to surprise
friends for Christmas presents! One year my friend
Alison Foose and I surprised the whole Worthington
Special Olympics Basketball Team with Plastic
Canvas patterns that were stars, and they loved
them. Last year for the Worthington Market Day
we had a arts and craft booth and Alison and I
had a great time selling the plastic canvas bookmarks,
coasters, and other designs."
COLORS! "We love to make our designs
in UA and OSU colors. The proceeds help out the
Worthington Special Olympics Teams to send us
to the Summer Games at OHIO STATE the last weekend
of June to show everybody what we have learned
in our sports, and it makes us all feel special
AT THE 2014 SUMMER GAMES! "I ended
up being chosen to participate for Team OHIO for
bowling and got 7th place in the national!!! The
Team OHIO Bowling Team got the silver medal and
we were 5 points away from getting the gold medal!!!!
Plus I also got a chance to meet the other Special
Olympics Teams too and meet new friends too!"
has worked in the mailroom at Nationwide Insurance
downtown since 1998.
an article about Allie's Special Olympics experience
in her company newsletter.
you are interested in helping Allie, Alison and
the Special Olympics group, please email
Allie Brown to discuss what you would like
to order. In
the subject line, please write "Plastic Canvas
SALE BENEFITS UAHS KIP GREENHILL SCHOLARSHIP
Upper Arlington High School PTO has established
a scholarship fund in retired principal Kip Greenhill's
name. Each year The Kip Greenhill Scholarship
Fund provides an college scholarship for a
deserving UAHS graduating senior. The scholarship
is awarded during the school's Senior Honors Assembly
in the spring.
wife, Katy Greenhill, is offering handmade
aprons for sale, and a portion of the proceeds
will benefit the Scholarship Fund. Katy beautifully
hand crafts each apron with a UA Golden Bear theme.
aprons are available for both adults and children,
and the adult aprons are available in a traditional
bib style or a wraparound variety with pockets.
All aprons are adjustable.
prices for the aprons are as follows:
Apron (Women) $35
Bib Apron (Men) $40
Child's Bib Apron $30
Delivery within Upper Arlington. Shipping and
Handling for orders outside UA is $8.00.
is available for an extra $10.
aprons make FANTASTIC GIFTS! Think of the
local Golden Bears and also the ones who live
out of the area! Wouldn't they love to have a
Golden Bear apron to wear at the grill this summer?
Katy or call her at 614-286-0105 for
BALSON '67 PUBLISHES JUPITER MULE: AND
YOU DON'T KNOW ME
Balson '67 has published his first book, I
Am Jupiter Mule: And You Don't Know Me.
book is about a man Mark knew by the name of Jupiter
Mule. Mark says that just looking at him you wouldnt
see much to make you interested. In fact look
away and you forget you saw him. But stuff just
keeps happening to him. It is almost impossible
to end up with a name like Jupiter and be normal.
Jupe is a powerful (and possibly supernatural)
attraction for strange phenomena.
had a familial predisposition to being odd. He
had a traumatic assault by a can of chili in his
youth that still haunts him. He was a member of
two illegal fraternities, joined the Marine Corps
on a dare during Vietnam and he was once trampled
by a herd of turkeys. I am not even going to get
into the summer his parents sent him to live with
carneys on the State and County fair circuit or
that whole thing about ramming a tank gun tube
up the back end of a Vietnamese civilian bus.
jokes that Upper Arlington High School figures
prominently in the book, so you may want to grab
a copy and call your lawyers because you may be
in the book.
I Am Jupiter Mule: And You Don't Know Me
PUTNAM '71 PUBLISHES 3rd NOVEL, 5th BOOK:
Putnam '71 was born and raised in the shadow
of the Ohio Stadium and saw his first game there
at age 5. He has published two novels, Team
(2011) and Young Republican (2013),
and two nonfiction works, Imaginary America
(1998) and Controversies of the Sports World
(1999). Doug is a graduate of Earlham College
and Wisconsin Law School.
most recent publication is Stadium. In
1920, as a university and city combined forces
to build a magnificent football stadium, Anna
Cormany's neighbor in the village of Upper Arlington
raises his voice to protest what he calls "a
monument to megalomania."
Nace is a man with grievances against many people
- the professors and civic leaders who spurn him,
the mongrel in the White House who disgusts him,
and Anna's husband Willy, the stadium's most zealous
supporter. As the campaign proceeds from the crowning
of Stadium Girl through groundbreaking and construction
and on to the dedication game, the giant concrete
horseshoe becomes the focus of his hatred, and
he plans a horrific act of violence to express
Anna or someone else uncover his plot? Will Nace
crumble beneath the weight of his own madness?
Or will he earn a place in history as the perpetrator
of the most heinous crime ever committed on American
purchase a paperback copy of Stadium, please
send your name, address, and $16 to Douglas
Putnam, 1969 Kentwell Road, Upper Arlington OH
43221. Cash, checks made payable to Douglas
Putnam, and money orders are accepted. Sorry -
no credit cards.
Putnam or call him at 614-457-2597.
FROM THE PAST: THE CHEERFUL EARFUL
Stevenson '68 recently contacted us because
he wanted to be a Senior sponsor of the 2016
Golden Bear Rock Fest (thank you, Bob!). Dr.
Stevenson's Super Snappers dental practice's
sponsorship helps UAAA with our fundraising goals,
and it opened up a conversation about local musical
groups of the 1960s.
was a member of the Cheerful Earful, a
band that all UAHS grads remember well. The band
consisted of Bob Stevenson '68, Rick Wilson
'70, Ben Messana '68, George Macklin '68, Charlie
Bleak '68, and Jeff D'Angelo '68.
the Cheerful Earful, Bob played in the Spectors
with Frank Pierce '68, Don Chakeres '68, Stu
Alexander '68, and Craig Stout '68 .
Before the Spectors, Don and I also played in
the Avengers at the December 1963 Jones Jr High
Show of Shows.
year's Rock Fest stars The Majestics, another
venerable UA band, and Temple Monkey, whose lead
singer is The Cheerful Earful's own Charlie Bleak
agreed that UA bands certainly have endurance
and staying power, as many of them have stayed
active and perform regularly in the area.
CHARLES G. WILL EMERGING WRITERS AWARD
note from William
C. Phlaum, President of the UAHS Class
Fellow UA Alumnae,
young, achieving students selected by their
English teachers received the first financial
gifts from the new Charles G. Will Emerging
Writers Award Fund this year.
Our class repurposed our Memorial Fund to
include the memory of Charles Will,
a beloved English teacher and friend to
many classes at Upper Arlington. Annual
scholarship awards in Mr. Will's name will
be presented to an emerging writer in each
of the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.
These awards will be maintained for years
to come by the Upper
Arlington Education Foundation.
we would like to invite other classes and
friends of Mr. Will to join us in honoring
him and encouraging student achievement
by contributing to this Fund and enhancing
its future success. Please add your support
and see the results each year. Thank you!
Wm. C. Pflaum
President, Class of '59
this letter and contact Joanie Dugger for
ALUMNI WEB SITES !
you visited our Bearalums.com Alumni
Web sites page lately? Many of our alums
have sent in the addresses of their personal
or company sites, and we've linked to each
of them. They are organized by graduation
year. People like to do business with people
they know and trust, and it's interesting
and fun to look through these Web sites
to find out what kinds of businesses, organizations,
and hobbies our fellow UAHS grads are involved
in and enjoy.
LIKE TO HELP ALUMS PROMOTE THEIR WEB SITES!
few months, we will feature several of these
Alumni Web sites. If
you would like for us to link to your Web
complete this form and we will add you!
You could be featured next!
Street '69 & Cyndy
McLane Street '69
Sotheby's International Realty, owned by
Scott Street '69 and Cyndy McLane
Street '69, specializes in the most
exclusive neighborhoods of Columbus, Northern
Ohio and the South Shore of Lake Erie, while
working with clients in every price category.
Street Sothebys International Realty
has always specialized in dedicated customer
service. As a result, they now enjoy a solid
customer base, with many moderately priced
sales anchored by high-priced properties
- a mix which enables our company to continue
offering excellent service to each and every
Bannon '80 is The Wine Guy
- self taught wine sommelier and consultant
who lives in Columbus Ohio. His background
in wine stems from his love of food, wine
and travel, which has taken him on countless
trips to Europe (specifically France) and
landed him a chance to make his livelihood
from teaching others about Wine. You can hire
John to: Host in home or event wine tastings,
wine bartender, etc. He also dabbles in home
cooking and can be called upon to help you
organize your kitchen, teaching how to simplify
your cooking processes, and as a cook for
is a full-service video production and motion
graphics studio based in Columbus, Ohio.
We deliver compelling, high-level video
content that is critical to business success.
We engage directly with clients in a range
of categories, from financial services to
manufacturing to healthcare. The common
thread among them? A need for inspiring,
brand-driven storytelling that engages an
all our Alumni Web sites here.
YOUR web site URL to us for inclusion
on the Alumni Web sites page.
NOTE: If you enjoy visiting
Bearalums.com, or if you attend
your reunions, or if you enjoy
reading news about your classmates
and other UAHS alums in Traditions,
won't you PLEASE help support
the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
with a membership
at one of the levels below? We
are really working to be able
to keep our Web site free and
available to everyone, and we
really do need our alums' financial
JOIN UAAA TODAY! If you
are already a member, please encourage
your classmates to join.
you so much to all of you who pay dues
to the UAAA. These dues are critical to
the support of our organization. Many alums
think that funding for the Alumni Association
comes from the school district. WRONG! We
are completely self-sustaining and need
these dues in order to maintain our database
of nearly 30,000 graduates and to pay the
ongoing costs of maintaining our database
and running our Web site, Bearalums.com.
do not restrict access to our Web site to
dues-paying members. We enjoy making it
available to EVERYONE, members or not. However,
over the past few years, we have seen our
number of dues-paying members decline. We
need YOU! Our tax-deductible
dues are modest, so it is our goal to
increase membership, and we hope that we
can count on you. Membership in UAAA
is available at four levels:
- 5 years
(One year free!)
We offer a payment plan
for the Life
Bear Membership levels! You can commit
to the level you wish and pay it off over
a 10 month period; they don't even need to
be consecutive months. We truly hope that
you will help us out at whatever level is
comfortable for you, and we thank you for
your support AT ANY LEVEL!
people are online a great deal and prefer
to pay with Paypal; others prefer printing
the membership form and mailing us a check.
We appreciate your dues, and we want to
make it easy for you, so please select your
preferred method of payment.:
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visit our Membership page for complete
details and payment options. See our list
Members and Golden
BRUMM ZALENSKI '98: CLOTHING FOR TWINZZ!
Brumm Zalenski '98 has an Etsy shop called
Kelly designs and makes collections of pairs
of outfits for twins or siblings. She also makes
3-of-a-kind designs just for triplets, and she
hasn't forgotten about the "single"
babies! All designs (appliques) are made from
recycled t-shirts and are hand-sewn, so they're
Kelly's Twinzzshop Etsy store here.
HEINZERLING CLARKSON '54 PUBLISHES BOOK
Judyth Heinzerling Clarkson, Class of 1954:
life has been a busy one. After graduating HS
('54)I went on to OSU and graduated with a BS
in Nursing. My nursing career lasted 40 good years.
I married in 1960 to John Clarkson, a North High
School grad. Our twenty eight years together brought
us two great children and traveling throughout
finished my nursing career at the OSU Medical
Center in 1999 and moved to Chicago to be near
lost my husband to brain cancer in 1989. In 2007
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a great
surgeon and am now 8 years cancer free. During
that time I wrote a book about my cancer experience.
I am proud to say it is doing well (in a limited
category). The title is My Journey Down
the Path of Life. If you go to my website
you can read a little about me and the story:
book can be purchased through Amazon.com.
am looking forward to attending my 60th reunion
WE'RE LOOKING FOR ALUMNI NEWS - FROM
you have NEWS to share with other alums?
always looking for stories for the next
issue of Traditions!
about news regarding your education,
career, weddings, babies, other family news,
reunion stories ... and remember, we
like to feature our alumni news on Bearalums.com,
too. Photos are welcomed and encouraged!
send news to us:
this form OR
your news stories to us now and
please type "UAAA News Story"
in the subject line. Thank you!
TUSSING DAVID '97 RELEASES 2ND BOOK
IN "MAGICAL HAT" SERIES
and the Magical Hat is another engaging story
with a magical theme from award-winning author,
Kate Tussing David, UAHS Class of 1997. In
this second book from "
the magical hat"
series, readers are reintroduced to Murphy and meet
her younger sister, McKay. Sparked from a conversation
with a little boy at school, McKay is now found
wondering what she can be when she grows up? Are
there things she can't be? As the reader begins
the imaginative journey with McKay to explore some
of the things she can be when she grows up, they
are reminded to embrace and break their own stereotypes
about careers little girls dream to have. What will
McKay decide to be when she grows up?
first book in the series, Murphy and the Magical
Hat, was awarded third place in the Feathered
Quill Book Reviews BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATED
category in February, 2014. When a rainy day threatens
to spoil a little girl's plans to play outside,
her disappointment quickly disappears when her
mother shares a "magical" hat with her.
This "magical" hat has the power to
whisk the little girl away to any place she imagines.
Where will her imagination take her?
Kate David was born and raised in Upper Arlington,
Ohio. She received her degree in Journalism from
Ohio University after numerous higher education
creative writing courses. She feels fortunate
to make her lifelong dream of becoming an author
a reality. Sparked from birth of her daughter,
Murphy, Kate had spent many days imagining all
the adventures she would take with her daughter
and the idea for the series began.
spent the majority of her career connecting businesses
with charities to help those in need. She began
her career as a Promotions Director and then as
a successful Account Executive for Clear Channel
Columbus Radio. After organizing events, as well
as, serving as a marketing consultant helping
local and national businesses achieve their goals;
she found a niche combining the events, sales
and community projects with CBS Television. As
a result, Kate worked on a variety of community
campaigns benefiting worthwhile organizations
including Shriners Hospital for Children, Feeding
America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
and the Sacramento SPCA.
currently resides in Northern California with
her daughters and husband, Jeff. She spends her
time caring for Murphy & McKay and working
on the next book for the "
McKay and the Magical Hat on Amazon.com
you would like more information about this children's
book, please call Kate David at 614-323-7995 or
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all know that Facebook is a popular and effective
(not to mention FUN) tool for locating and reconnecting
with longtime and sometimes lost friends, and
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CIRCLE OF LIFE HISTORIES WEB SITE
Circle Brown, a longtime UA resident, has
created a wonderful program for people interested
in preserving a life story or a family history.
she says on CircleOfLifeHistories.com,
"Circle of Life Histories is a history-writing
service to help you tell your story and preserve
it for future generations. We can help with research
and writing of personal biographies, memoirs,
family genealogies, corporate histories and more.
We can even help you publish your story in a hardback
or paperback book."
a partnership with the UA
Historical Society, Melanie is also collecting
and posting memories of life in Upper Arlington.
You can find "UA Memories" at
you have a UA memory to share? We'd love to hear
from you. Email
Melanie directly to have your memory included.
up for Melanie's memoir-writing class on October
14, 21 and 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Senior
Center. The class is offered through Upper
Arlington's LifeLong Learning program. Look for
the Fall Activity Guide in the mail for more information.
the article about Circle of Life Histories in the
SUPPORT UAAA WHILE PROMOTING
would like to offer you the opportunity to place
an ad on one of the pages of Bearalums.com
with a link to your web site. Bearalums.com has
a steady flow of traffic throughout the year,
with the highest traffic from January through
July, when alums are involved in reunion planning
and are looking up classmates and searching for
reunion information. Traffic also spikes when
Traditions is sent out (quarterly), as
the newsletter contains links that direct our
alums to various pages of the web site.
banner ad at the top of a Bearalums.com page will
be viewed by thousands of people each week,
as we have several hundred visitors daily. We
believe that our alums value doing business with
other alums, and it's one more way we can enjoy
and benefit from the bond of being UA alums. The
ads are priced very reasonably, with DISCOUNTS
for UAAA MEMBERS.
visit our Ads page for pricing and more details!