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DECEMBER, 2016
1950 North Mallway Columbus OH 43221 614-487-5007 Ext. 1120 Email UAAA
    
VISIT AND LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

FacebookMany of our alums are already on Facebook and enjoy the social interaction of chatting and sharing photos with friends.

UAAA has a Facebook page, too, and we hope you will visit our page and "like" us so that you will receive notifications of UAAA news and upcoming events. Please make UAAA a part of your Facebook experience!

Visit the UA Alumni Association Facebook page here.

    

bvCOMING UP IN JULY: CLASS REUNIONS FOR CLASSES ENDING IN "2" AND "7"!
The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year, and the parade and all UACA activities, such as Party in the Park and the fireworks, will also be held on Tuesday.
2017 Class Reunions
 
The following classes are having reunions during the 4th of July weekend this year. Please click your class year to see your reunion page. THANK YOU to the alums who have volunteered to chair their class reunions this year!

To make sure that you find out about your class reunion:

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION!

One way to make sure that you will be contacted about your class reunion is to CHECK AND UPDATE, if necessary, your contact information with UAAA. We keep a complete database of everyone who ever graduated from Upper Arlington High School, and Bearalums.com has a database of more than 30,000 home addresses and more than 13,000 email addresses for our alums.

Because email addresses change frequently, please check to make sure that your email is current on your class page! If you would like for us to change it, please complete this form.

If you have moved since your last reunion, please complete this form with your new address and phone number, email Joanie Dugger, or call the UAAA office at 614-487-5007, ext. 1120.

VISIT THE 2017 REUNIONS PAGE OF BEARALUMS.COM

On that page, you'll see a link to a separate page for YOUR class reunion. On it, we've listed all the events and also the names and email addresses or phone numbers of the reunion chairmen, if you have questions. Many of the pages contain links for easy online payments, too.

   
EVENTS COMING UP THIS WINTER
BVUA GIRLS BASKETBALL ALUMNI NIGHT - DECEMBER 21
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BVUA HOCKEY TEAM CELEBRATES 40 YEARS - JANUARY 28
Hockey Celebration

Upper Arlington Ice Hockey has a long standing tradition of hockey in central Ohio as the Capital Hockey Conference’s oldest OHSAA hockey team, becoming a varsity sport in 1977. Since that first year, the UA Ice Hockey Family has grown to over 430 student/player alumni.

The UA Hockey Team will celebrate 40 years of hockey this year. A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of UA Hockey will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Ice Haus when UA takes on Dublin Coffman. All Alumni UA Hockey players, Families & Fans are invited to join the celebration!

For the latest UA Hockey news & information visit UAHockey.com, Facebook/Upper Arlington-Ice Hockey, and Twitter@UA_Ice_Hockey.

To kick off our 40th Year Celebration, a special on ice recognition of the 1977 Team will take place immediately prior to the 7:00 pm game.

Members of the 1977 team include:

Les Swearingen, Head Coach, John Balcerzak ‘78, Terry Bigham ‘78, Mark Bruck ‘78, Kevin Defett ‘78, Paul DeLeone ‘79, Doug DiPietro ‘79, Mark Fixari ‘79, Mark Foster ‘78, David Good ‘79, Rick Heyboer ‘78, Dan Jones ‘78, Stan Jones ‘79, Derrick Layer ‘78, Ken Lewis ‘78, Ted Lippold ‘79, Steve Phalen ‘78, Todd Porterfield ‘78, Doug Salmen ‘79, David Savic ‘80, Mark Scherer ‘79, Jim Sherman ‘79, and Doug Von Doersten ’79.

   
BVBASEBALL HALL OF FAME: JANUARY 27
Join us for this heartwarming and memorable ceremony as we recognize the outstanding achievements of our 2017 inductees. After the Hall of Fame ceremony, we invite you to catch up with old teammates, meet some of the parents of our current players and enjoy an evening of reminiscing and socializing. Browse our Silent Auction tables which will feature some outstanding items such as vacation getaways, gift certificates and packages donated by local businesses. This area is A MUST SEE! Please bring your checkbook/cash for the bar/raffle! If you would like to donate an auction item, send item information to alums@goldenbearbaseball.com.
Baseball Hall of Fame
    
BVUAHS MUSICAL "THE WIZARD OF OZ" - FEBRUARY, 2017

Wizard of OzExcitement is in the air as the Upper Arlington High School Vocal Music Department prepares for this year's musical production of "The Wizard of Oz." The stage production is based completely on the movie we have all grown to love.

Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 PM All the shows will be performed in the UAHS auditorium.

View the cast list here.

Tickets may be purchased at the UAVocalMusic.org web site in February.

   
BV"SNOW ANGELS" PROGRAM ASSISTS SENIORS WHO NEED HELP WITH SHOVELING
Snow Angels

The UA Commission on Aging and STAY UA are working together on a new volunteer program called "Snow Angels." This program matches volunteers with older adults who need help with snow shoveling.

UACOA is currently recruiting individual and group volunteers who are willing to commit to helping a UA Senior with this winter chore for the season. This is a great opportunity for students who need service hours, service organizations, or for families who would like to volunteer together. They do their best to match volunteers with seniors who live in their neighborhoods.

Those interested in helping should call 614-583-5123 to sign up. Please click the image on the left to enlarge it.

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BVWONDERING ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST?

Rock FestSeveral alums have asked about the Golden Bear Rock Fest, our fundraiser we've had on four occasions.

The next Rock Fest is being planned for 2018!

UAAA would like to provide opportunities for alums from ALL CLASSES to gather at various local venues to mix, mingle, and meet new people. Please tune in to our Facebook page and watch your inbox for information about these casual get-togethers. They will be great networking opportunities, and also provide a chance for alums to meet new people and reconnect with longtime friends!

We'll select dates and times and then everyone who wants to participate can come and see who's there. We're hoping for alums from classes of all ages.

     
LOOKING FORWARD INTO SPRING AND SUMMER
BVINSTEAD OF THE BLOCK PARTY ...
UA Alumni Day
      
   
TOURS of your alma mater throughout the day
Presentation of the 2017 Outstanding and Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Introduction of the 2017 Educators Hall of Fame inductees
Extensive displays of vintage UA Memorabilia
Guest appearances by former UA teachers and administrators
Shopping for UA merchandise in the "Bear Essentials" School Store
A visit to the Alumni Garden in front of the high school
Cross-Class Reunion: See friends from other classes
Celebration of Lacrosse Coach Ted Wolford's retirement
Food Trucks for lunch and refreshments
       
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
NOTE: THIS OPEN HOUSE REPLACES THE BARRINGTON BLOCK PARTY
BVNOMINATE SOMEONE FOR OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Alumni Awards

It's that time of year again! Each July 4, the UA Alumni Association announces our selections for the Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni for that year. We begin early by asking our UAAA MEMBERS for nominations for each of the awards. See the alums who have been honored with these awards in past years.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMS?

An OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS is an alum who has generously dedicated his or her time to the service of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association and its mission.

A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS is an alum who is honored for his or her personal, educational, or career achievement.

HOW DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE?

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2017 awards, and you are not yet a member of UAAA, you can join here. Our membership dues are only $20 per year! We need your support and greatly appreciate your membership.

Please complete the online Nomination Form or print the Nomination Form and send it to us for consideration.

The 2017 Outstanding and Distinguished Alums will be honored at the UA ALUMNI DAY on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: UAAA honors our Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni DURING THEIR CLASS REUNION YEARS. Therefore, if you are planning to nominate an alum who graduated in a year that is NOT having a class reunion in 2017, we will keep the nomination in our files until that nominee is having a class reunion. We do it this way so that the award recipient is surrounded by his or her classmates at a large, happy gathering. It adds to the fun and excitement of the event! We look forward to receiving your nomination(s)!
   
BVUAHS EDUCATORS' HALL OF FAME - JULY 2, 2017
Educators Hall of Fame
NEXT INDUCTION CEREMONY: SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017
The ceremony will be part of UA Alumni Day at the high school!

Each of us can remember high school educators or staff members whose influence was long-lasting and significant. It might have been through the wisdom they shared, the challenges they provided, the knowledge and passion they had for teaching, or the genuine care they exhibited. No matter how they connected with us, our thoughts about them still evoke warm feelings for them and for our high school years.

We wish to honor these dedicated professionals by nominating them for recognition in the Upper Arlington High School Educators Hall of Fame. Each inductee will have an area of the high school named in his or her honor, and a bronze plaque will be placed in that area to commemorate that educator's commitment and achievements.

Former Hall of Fame Inductees include: Dr. James Allen, Shirley Behnke, Robert Ginther, Jean Guddat, Walter Heischman, Lester Jackson, Richard Larkin, Ellis Lutz, Marv Moorehead, Vera K. Randall, David Shelby, Pat Stewart, Phil Wagner, and Charles Will.

Would you like to nominate a former educator for the Hall of Fame? The next induction ceremony will be held at our UA ALUMNI DAY on Sunday, July, 2017. Please complete the online form, or print the form and submit it.

   
BVCELEBRATE THE RETIREMENT OF LACROSSE COACH TED WOLFORD - JULY 2
On Sunday, July 2, please join us at UA Alumni Day and also stop in at the celebration of Coach Ted Wolford's retirement after decades of coaching the UAHS Boys' Lacrosse team! The celebration for Coach Wolford will take place outside on the field during the UAAA Alumni Day activities.
   

Coach Ted WolfordCoach Ted Wolford ended his 25th season as head boys' lacrosse coach with winning the 2016 State Championship. He begins his 40th year overall with the Upper Arlington men’s lacrosse team as an Assistant Coach after retiring as head coach. Coach Wolford took over in 1992 when his older brother, Bill, departed to start the Worthington Kilbourne Wolves lacrosse program. Coach Wolford served as the defensive coordinator for five years under his brother, was an assistant for six years under then head coach Lee Spitzer, and served as a head coach at both Jones and Hastings Middle Schools. He is the fourth head coach in Upper Arlington’s 44 year history, 1973-2016.

Out of season, Coach Wolford is an active member of UALA (Upper Arlington Lacrosse Association). In 1992, Coach Wolford was an assistant coach in the National North-South High School All-Star Game in Baltimore, MD. In 2000, Coach Wolford was an assistant coach to the Korean National Team in the World Games held in Perth, Australia. In 2003, Coach Wolford was the co-head coach for the Korean U-19 World Team that competed in Baltimore. Coach Wolford is two-time president of both the Ohio High School Scholastic Lacrosse Association and of COLCA - Central Ohio Lacrosse Coaches Association. During Coach Wolford’s tenure as head coach, Upper Arlington has won the Midwest ten times, won State 16 times and finished second in State seven times. Coach Wolford was named Midwest Coach of the Year in 1993, 1998, 1999, and 2004 and was Ohio’s Coach of the Year in 1993, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2004 and 2005. In 2000,

Coach Wolford was honored at the National Coaches Convention with the Gerald J. Carroll Exemplary Coaching Award. In 2007, he was inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Coach Wolford was a member of the Columbus Lacrosse Club for sixteen years, including a five - year stint as head coach. He is employed by Shaffer Distributing Company.

   
BVCHARLES G. WILL EMERGING WRITER AWARDS (CLASS OF 1959) UPDATE
Charles WillUpdate from the Class of 1959 on THE CHARLES G. WILL EMERGING WRITER AWARDS

The spring of 2016 marked the second year that the Class of 1959 Charles G. Will Emerging Writer Awards have been presented to one member of the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes who have demonstrated tremendous growth in their writing during the school year. The honorees are nominated by their teachers and selections are made by a panel of English teachers.

The annual award honors the memory of long time English teacher, Mr. Will, whose dedication to his students inspired many to push themselves and deepen their understand of literature and maximize their writing skills.

Class of 1959 President, William C. Pflaum, reports that the class has contributed more than $15,000 to their endowment fund from which each student honoree receives a $200 award. "We intend to make it an annual program well into the future. We would more than welcome contributions from ANY student who sat in his class during his many years of teaching us the beauty of our language."

Contributions in any amount may be sent to the UA Education Foundation (UA+Ed), 1950 North Mallway Drive, Columbus, OH 43221 or online at UAEducationFoundation.com. Please mark "Class of 59 Charles Will Award" in the memo. Thank you.

   
THE GOLDEN BEAR CENTENNIAL CLUB

Centennial ClubTHE GOLDEN BEAR CENTENNIAL CLUB is a 10-year initiative that allows community members, alumni, and friends of education to make a significant gift to the Upper Arlington Education Foundation (UA+ED) over the next ten years.

Upper Arlington High School's first graduation was held in 1925, so today - just a few years shy of the centennial class - is an opportune time to start planning for this important milestone and kick off a program that will commemorate 100 years of excellence.

Membership in this club begins as soon as donors fill out a 10-year pledge card for their gift to the UA+ED's Unrestricted General Fund. Members will be included in all UA+ED publications and on our Web site.

Since the Upper Arlington Schools were founded, an outstanding Golden Bear education has always been a priority for our community and a gift to our children. While the cost of education rises and governmental funding decreases, the UA Schools depend on donors like you to help continue this tradition.

Learn more about the Golden Bear Centennial Club and begin your membership now!

   
 CLASS NEWS: This BEARS Repeating ...

Our email/online newsletter, Traditions, is UAAA's way of connecting our alums and passing along all kinds of interesting news. We invite you to send us any news about your own life so that we can share it with other grads.

Please complete this "News Item" form. We welcome photos to accompany your story, and the pictures will be used on the Announcements page of Bearalums.com rather than in the newsletter (we are keeping Traditions text-only for fast loading and readability even on your phone!).

Remember - we love to hear about what's happening in your life, whether it is related to education, marriage, family, relocation, career accomplishments, or anything else! Thank you for helping us keep our newsletter interesting and fun with your input!    

1957 ReunionThe Class of 1957 will celebrate their 60-year reunion! Check for details here.
1962 ReunionThe Class of 1962 will celebrate their 55-year reunion! Check for details here.
1967 ReunionThe Class of 1967 will celebrate their 50-year reunion! Check for details here.
1967

Mark Balson '67 has published his first book, I Am Jupiter Mule: And You Don't Know Me.

The book is about a man Mark knew by the name of Jupiter Mule. Mark says that just looking at him you wouldn’t 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.

Jupiter 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.

Mark 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.

Purchase I Am Jupiter Mule: And You Don't Know Me at Amazon.com.

1969

Many people walk the halls of The Villages Regional Hospital, but not many carry a guitar.

Musician Scott Roberts is one of the small but growing number of volunteers recruited to help improve a patient’s hospital stay and aid their healing process. Through new programs, such as “Who Needs A Boost?” and Peer Connections, a musician lightens the mood in patient rooms and support group members offer advice to people recovering from life-changing procedures. When TVRH Rehab Hospital began treating patients in July, hospital administration considered creating an in-house support group, but instead chose to tap into the multiple groups that already exist in the community. The decision has been received well by patients and staff. Read the entire article

1969 Stephen M. Polk '69 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.

Invest 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.

1971

Rose GottemoellerFrom NATO.Int:

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided to appoint Rose Gottemoeller '71 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.

"I 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. "

Rose 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). She also served, among others, as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. Rose began her post on October 1, 2016.

Rose 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.

Read the entire article.

1972 ReunionThe Class of 1972 will celebrate their 45-year reunion! Check for details here.
1973

Brian TrotierAfter a life changing trip to Africa, Brian Trotier '73 and Judith Bambace decided to start a nonprofit called One World United to support educational and healthcare initiatives in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Kenya.

For more information go to their website: OneWorldUnited.biz.

1977 ReunionThe Class of 1977 will celebrate their 40-year reunion! Check for details here.
1982 ReunionThe Class of 1982 will celebrate their 35-year reunion! Check for details here.
1985

Erik and MarieClass of '85 sweethearts Erik Strandwitz and Marie Van Fossen have been friends since meeting in the 8th grade at Jones Junior High. They dated in high school yet split after graduation.

They remained dear friends for decades through life's ups and downs and then those life circumstances brought them back into a romance.

Erik and Marie married in May, 2016 in Sonoma County, California and now reside in Columbus, Ohio. Erik plays in a band named Strange Grain who plays B-side/deep track rock and also works for Roto Group in Dublin building interactive museum exhibits for a global client base.

Marie is a water resources engineer for the Franklin County Sanitary Engineer whose offices are in the old COSI building (class of '85 had their 10 year reunion there before the new COSI was built!).

1986

Christina Dreve YoungChristina Dreve Young '86 has developed a web site called GetYourBookStarted.com. From her home page: "In our process together you will start, write, and finish your first book. You’ll become an author, and hold the printed book in your hands. You’ll be able to tell everyone you’ve written a book, and be proud of it!

This is a process of support and community. You’ll join a small group of people ready to explore their story, unearth its deeper meaning, and heal themselves through the retelling. Everyone is on the path to write their book in four weeks. Y ou can receive a Tuesday Writing Prompt just by entering your email in the box at the bottom of the page. I promise to never ever share or sell your information. And there are some bonuses you’ll get when you sign up.

If you’ve ever considered writing a book, I can help you write a first draft in 30 days. The next coaching program begins in January of 2017. Visit GetYourBookStarted.com."

1987 ReunionThe Class of 1987 will celebrate their 30-year reunion! Check for details here.
1992 ReunionThe Class of 1992 will celebrate their 25-year reunion! Check for details here.
1997 ReunionThe Class of 1997 will celebrate their 20-year reunion! Check for details here.
1997 Allie Brown and Alison FooseAllie Brown and her friend, Alison Foose of Worthington, have been creating artwork that they then sell in order to donate the proceeds to the Worthington Special Olympics.

The handcrafted pieces are made with plastic canvas and yarn. Allie and Alison have many different designs, as you can see from the samples below.

If you are interested in helping Allie, Alison and the Special Olympics group, please email Allie Brown o discuss what you would like to order. In the subject line, please write "Plastic Canvas Orders."

2002 ReunionThe Class of 2001 will celebrate their 15-year reunion! Check for details here.
2005

Alice Lee '05 graduated from Stanford in 2008 and is now working at Google in San Francisco as an M&A Project Manager.

This year she raised $12,000+ for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society by hiking the Grand Canyon as part of Team in Training.

Alice also raised $6,000+ for We Teach Science Foundation as a Google.org Ambassador.

2007 ReunionThe Class of 2007 will celebrate their 10-year reunion! Check for details here.
2009

Blake HaxtonBlake Haxton and President ObamaThe White House invited members of the 2016 Paralympic Team to be recognized after their competition in Rio. Blake Haxton '09 finished fourth in the world, barely missing a bronze medal. The photos show Blake at The White House with other Paralympic Team members, and being congratulated on his achievements by President Barack Obama.

Blake is also the recipient of the 2016 US Rowing Male Athlete of the Year award. In addition, he received the Golden Oars Award at a ceremony in New York City that honored the nation's standouts in the sport of rowing.

Blake graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2016. Read more about Blake Haxton here.

2012 ReunionThe Class of 2011 will celebrate their 5-year reunion! Check for details here.
   
  IN MEMORIAM

As graduates of Upper Arlington High School, we share a special bond that lasts a lifetime, and it is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of the following UAHS alumni and faculty. To their families and friends we extend our sincere condolences.

1960 Martha Dow Goldfuss 1972 Tom Plahuta
1962 Larry Addison 1977 Janet Hodges Ford
1962 Elizabeth Hughes 1978 Erin Soderquist
1962 Mary Jane Powell 1982 Debra Gayheart
1969 Randy Turner 1983 Glenn Vanik
1969 Cynthia "Thia" Prebus    
    
BVMILITARY ALUMS PAGE

American FlagEvery day is a wonderful time to reflect on our Military Alums and the many ways in which they have selflessly served our country and all Americans.

If you haven't visited the Military Alums page of Bearalums.com recently, please stop by and see why we are so very proud of our Golden Bears who went on to join the Armed Forces and bravely serve our country through the decades.

WERE YOU EVER, OR ARE YOU NOW, IN THE SERVICE?

We continue to receive submissions of names and information, and hope to make our list as complete as possible.

If you have served, or are currently serving in the service, please visit this page and complete the form, so that we can add your name, branch of service, and experience to this important page of our alumni web site! Thank you to all our Military Alums!

   
BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN BEAR APRONS TO BENEFIT KIP GRENHILL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA!
Kip and Katy Greenhill

The 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.

Kip's 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.

The 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.

The prices for the aprons are as follows:

Bib Apron (Women)  $35
Bib Apron (Men)  $40
Wraparound  $40
Child's Bib Apron $30

Free Delivery within Upper Arlington. Shipping and Handling for orders outside UA is $8.00.

Personalization is available for an extra $10.

These 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?

Please email Katy or call her at 614-286-0105 for all details.

Apron
Aprons
Wrap Apron
Children's Aprons
   
    FEATURED ALUMNI WEB SITE

Have 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.

WE LIKE TO HELP ALUMS PROMOTE THEIR WEB SITES!

Every few months, we will feature several of these Alumni Web sites. If you would like for us to link to your Web site, please complete this form and we will add you! You could be featured next!
   

CircleLinePartners.com

Michelle Montgomery ' 93

Circle Line PartnersCircle Line Partners is a boutique search firm dedicated to one thing: Results! As your business partner, we provide comprehensive search, recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding solutions that are cost-effective and can be executed quickly.

We selectively work with clients that fit a tight profile: companies that are growing, focused on culture, and are partnership-oriented. We specialize in learning your business so thoroughly that we are able understand what it will take to be successful in your industry, in your company, on your team, and in that specific role. Then we pinpoint the right candidates for you.

  

See all our Alumni Web sites here.

Submit YOUR web site URL to us for inclusion on the Alumni Web sites page.

  
YOUR UAAA MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!
SPECIAL NOTE: If you enjoy visiting Bearalums.com, if you attend your reunions, and 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 help. PLEASE JOIN UAAA TODAY! If you are already a member, please encourage your classmates to join.

Thank 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.

We 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:

 
MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
PRICE OF DUES
Annual
$20 / year
Reunion - 5 years
$80 (One year free!)
Life
$250: one-time!
Golden Bear
 $500: one-time!
DUES ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!
SPECIAL: We offer a payment plan for the Life and Golden 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!

Some 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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Please visit our Membership page for complete details and payment options.
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See our list of Life Members and Golden Bear members.
  
        A T T E N T I O N   A L U M S :    L E T 'S   H E A R  F R O M  Y O U ?
IS YOUR INFORMATION UP TO DATE?

IMPORTANT: We want to make sure that everyone understands about UAAA's two separate databases.

DATABASE 1: We have one database that contains the name and graduation year of each Upper Arlington High School graduate. This database also contains the each graduate's home address, phone number, and other information such as the teams and clubs to which he or she belonged. We can call on this information when a certain group, such as a sports team, wants to have a gathering or celebration.

NOTE: Although our society certainly has moved toward electronic communication, we still encourage our reunion coordinators to do a general mailing to their classmates using address labels generated from Database 1, since not every alum is registered with an email address on Bearalums.com, and certainly not all alums use Facebook.

DATABASE 2: The other database consists of names and email addresses for Bearalums.com. Each name and email address has to be submitted personally by the alum, since not all grads wish to be listed in this public forum. On the Bearalums.com web site, the email addresses are divided by graduation year, and at the bottom of each list is a "Lost Alumni" list, consisting of the names of people from that class for whom we have outdated home addresses.

IMPORTANT: Even if we have your email address, you will be on the Lost list until we have updated home address information.

Please use the UPDATE MY INFORMATION forms to submit or change your Bearalums.com listing.

   

FAQs ABOUT BEARALUMS.COM
  

Q. MY NAME ISN'T ON THE BEARALUMS.COM SITE ANYWHERE!

A. Because we respect and protect our alums' privacy, we list names and email addresses on Bearalums.com ONLY when they are personally submitted by the alum. We do it this way because some people prefer not to have their email address available on a public web site.

 If you are not listed on your class page but wish to be, please complete this form.

   
Q. MY NAME IS ON THE LOST LIST, BUT I AM RIGHT HERE!

A. If you see your name at the bottom of your class page as a "Lost Alum," even if you are listed in the email section of the page, all this means is that we don't have a current MAILING ADDRESS for you.

Please update your information here, and we'll remove you from the Lost List right away.

If you see someone else's name on the Lost List at the bottom of each class page, and you know his or her location, please let us know, or contact that classmate and ask him or her to contact UAAA.

   
Q. I GRADUATED / MOVED / GOT MARRIED / CHANGED MY NAME BACK TO MY MAIDEN NAME
A. We hope you'll remember to contact UAAA to let us know any changes in your status, your name, your address, phone number, and email. Keeping our database accurate is very important to us, and allows class reunion chairmen and other school-related groups, such as athletic teams, musical organization, to reach you when something exciting is happening.
   
Q. MAINTAINING OUR TWO UAAA DATABASES

A. Our goal is to maintain the most complete and accurate database that we possibly can. We are asking for your help! And thank you to those of you who have helped us through your membership dues; your financial help allows us to provide the ongoing hosting and maintenance fees of our Web site.

When we started Bearalums.com in 2000, we had approximately 320 email addresses in our database; we currently have more than 13,000 alums' email addresses listed on Bearalums.com!

   
HAVE YOU VISITED THE DISTRICT WEB SITE LATELY?

You may have graduated from Upper Arlington High School a long time ago, but it's always fun and educational to see what is going on in the schools today. Our schools have retained their high level of achievement and excellence through the decades and remain an outstanding district not only in the State of Ohio, but also in the United States.

Please visit UASchools.org and tour the web site. See what's going on at your alma mater and you'll feel the Golden Bear Pride!

THE MASTER PLAN RECOMMENDATION

The Upper Arlington community is in the midst of a two-year, three-phase master planning process to determine the best path forward for its aging schools.

During the first phase of the process, we formed building teams of community volunteers, had a professional assessment of the quality of our learning environments and learned that it would cost approximately $188 million to simply repair and maintain our buildings so they will last another 50 to 60 years.

Now in the second phase, our volunteer building teams have been exploring options for the buildings that range from repair to rebuild. We have collected feedback on those options from the building teams, community volunteers on the Facilities Task Force and the entire UA community since the spring.

Read more about this important growth plan in our UA Schools.

  
 BEAR BANNER® ADS! SUPPORT UAAA WHILE PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS!

We 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.

YOUR BEAR BANNER® AD WILL BE SEEN!

Your BEAR 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 EXISTING UAAA MEMBERS.

BEAR BANNER® ADS ARE AFFORDABLE

Please visit our Bear Banner Ads® page, where we have posted a chart showing banner ad prices according to the page on which they are displayed. Prices vary according to page traffic. Each ad will run for three months, and requests for placement will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. This is a cost-effective, productive way to share your business and web site with thousands of Upper Arlington High School alumni! While implementing your marketing strategies, you will be supporting our UA Alumni Association. We appreciate your help!

Read all about our Bear Banners® Program.

  
  
     UAAA CONTACT INFORMATION

We hope that you will make sure that we have your current postal mailing address, phone number, and email address. Below are the email addresses to use to send this information to the correct person at UAAA:

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To update your UA Mail home address / phone number / name Complete this form.
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To submit your email address to be added to Bearalums.com Complete this form.
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To submit personal or class news for Traditions / Bearalums.com Complete this form.
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Questions or comments about Bearalums.com Email Ellen Clark
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What do YOU want to hear about in our newsletter? Please let us know! Email Joanie and Ellen
We look forward to receiving your news submissions about college, careers, weddings, births, honors and achievements, and anything else you'd like to share with other UAHS alums.
   
     UA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
These members of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association Executive Board are working to make sure that all our alums have the ability to be connected and informed through our newsletter and our Web site, BEARALUMS.COM, and that it is easy and fun!
   
Joanie Igel Dugger 1980 Executive Director
Ron Johnson 1961 President
Ellen Isaly Clark 1969 Past President, Board Member
Megan Lewis Potts 1994 Donor Records
Carolyn Casper 1962 Board Member
Sarah Ross Eagleson 1972 Board Member
John D. Kost 1974 Board Member
Gary Nack 1965 Board Member
Jennie Lyon Ravery 1971 Board Member
Bradley W. Sharp 1972 Board Member
Beth Wroe 1973 Board Member
   
     WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE UAAA BOARD?

The Upper Arlington Alumni Association is always looking for enthusiastic, active alums who would like to help us with UAAA's activities. These activities include the annual selection of Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni, the Golden Bear Rock Fest, and determination of content for the Bearalums.com Web site.

It's a casual, fun, non-demanding group, and we'd love to hear from you!

If YOU are interested in joining our Board, please contact us.

  

The Upper Arlington Alumni Association
1950 North Mallway
Columbus OH 43221
614-487-5007 Ext. 1120
Email Us!
Please visit your UAAA Web site: BEARALUMS.COM
   
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Bearalums.com is funded by Upper Arlington Alumni Association membership dues.