TRADITIONS 
     
The Online Newsletter of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
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Columbus OH 43221
   JUNE, 2013
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    UAAA 4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY!

Each year, the Upper Arlington Alumni Association invites YOU to our annual post-parade Block Party! This party is open to the entire community and beyond. Bring your friends! Do you have out-of-town visitors for the holiday? Please bring them along!

This fabulous, fun, fantastic event is sponsored by John Kost, a member of the UAHS Class of 1974 and a longtime realtor with Re/Max Premier Real Estate, who has underwritten our Block Party for the past 13 years. We are extremely grateful for John's generous support. His continuing gifts to UAAA and to our community makes him our single largest UAAA contributor. Thank you, John!

The Block Party will be held under the big tent behind Barrington Elementary School from about 10:30 am until whenever the last person leaves, usually around 1:00 pm.

Please feel free to continue your reunion at the Block Party! We'll have special tables set up for all the classes who are having reunions, and there will be plenty of tables and chairs for everyone else too!

This year's food will be provided by Dave's Dogs and More. Dave's Dogs has been at the Block Party for the past couple of years, and everyone loves their great food and beverages. All food and drink is available on a cash basis.

Luke the Juggler will be there, as always, making balloon animals for kids of all ages and performing his juggling acts, including his torch juggling!

The kids will enjoy the Bounce House and other games, and everyone will love taking fun pictures in our photo booth. All photos are free of charge, so gather your friends, neighbors, and classmates for some great 4th of July pictures!

The UAAA BLOCK PARTY is the place to be after the parade. See you there!!

  
    2013 UAHS CLASS REUNIONS

Planning for the 2013 Class Reunions has been going on for months, and all the classes ending in "3" and "8" will be gathering over the 4th of July weekend to reminisce with classmates. UAAA is grateful to our alums who have volunteered their time to coordinate these reunion events!

Please visit our 2013 Reunions page for the names of these reunion coordinators, and click "Details" to see each class' list of events with dates, times, locations and map links to the venues.

We hope you'll attend your class reunion and reconnect with longtime friends and share memories of your UAHS days!

CLASS COORDINATOR(S) REUNION PLANS
1943 Nelson French
Richard David
70-Year Reunion! See details here. Nelson French and Richard Davis are chairing the reunion this year, which includes a party at Scioto Country Club and riding on the class float in the parade.
1948 Abe Bassett 65-Year Reunion! See details here. Abe Bassett is in charge of this reunion. Get ready for a reunion party at the OSU Golf Club on Wednesday, July 3.
1953 Ron Hooker
Shirley Milburn Caronis
John Waddell Smith
60-Year Reunion! See details here. Ron Hooker, Shirley Milburn, and John Waddell Smith are coordinating the events! Get ready to celebrate at a lineup of great events: a buffet lunch, a breakfast, school tours, and a reunion dinner party at Scioto Country Club!
1958 Joyce Canfield 55-Year Reunion! See details here. Joyce Canfield
1963 Ken Vaughn
Jerry Anthony
50-Year Reunion! See details here. Jerry Anthony and Phil Williams are co-chairing the reunion, and Ken Vaughn serves as a reunion contact. The 50-year celebration includes a golf outing, a reunion luncheon, a dinner party at Scioto Country Club, float decorating, school tours, and a picnic to wrap up the reunion weekend.
1968 Patty Zartman Nichols 45-Year Reunion! See details here. Patty Zartman Nichols is chairing the reunion this year. The Class of 1968 will get together for a golf outing on Friday, July 5 and a fun party at The Bogey Inn on Saturday, July 6,
1971 Pam Wingate The UAHS Class of 1971 is planning a group 60th birthday celebration to be held on Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm at classmate Jan Dubose's bar, DiMarco's, which is located at 5240 Godown Road, Columbus OH 43235. See details here.
1973 Beth Wroe 40-Year Reunion! See details here. Beth Wroe is coordinating this reunion, which includes a golf outing and reunion dinner on Friday, July 5 and another party on Saturday, July 6.
1978 Jeff Worrel 35-Year Reunion! See details here. Jeff Worrel is coordinating the reunion events, including a reunion party at The Columbus Zoo.
1983 Susan Shelby Pabst 30-Year Reunion! See details here. Susan Shelby Pabst is chairing the reunion committee for 2013 and has planned a party at the Rusty Bucket on Friday, July 5..
1988 Carla Sokol
Millard Draught
25-Year Reunion! See details here. Carla Sokol and Millard Draught are chairing this reunion, which includes a family picnic on Friday, July 5 and a reunion party at the Hollywood Casino on Saturday, July 6.
1993 Corey Colombo 20-Year Reunion! See details here. Corey Colombo is planning the reunion for the class in 2013. Plan to tour UAHS on Friday, July 5 and then attend the reunion party at the OSU football stadium! A post party will be held at the Pointe Tavern afterward. On Saturday, July 6 there will be a family picnic at Fancyburg Park and an informal get-together at the Rusty Bucket.
1998 Logan Fisher 15-Year Reunion! See details here. Logan Fisher is chairing the reunion.
2003 Lauren Biles 10-Year Reunion! See details here. Lauren Biles is chairing the reunion.
2008 Jimmy Trotier 5-Year Reunion! See details here. Jimmy Trotierr is chairing the reunion, which will be held at BW3 at the corner of Lane Avenue and North High Street.
      
    2013 OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMS

ROBIN HESS COMFORT '73: 2013 OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD

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.

This year the UAAA Board is proud to announce that the winner of the Outstanding Alumnus Award is Robin Hess Comfort, UAHS Class of 1973.

Robin graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in English and a BS in English Education. She is married to Greg Comfort, also Class of 1973. Both of their children are UA graduates. Gregory, Jr. '99, a cardiology Fellow at The Ohio State University, and his wife Mary Allison reside in Upper Arlington. Her daughter, Bethany '04, a Notre Dame grad, just completed a two year teaching program for low income areas sponsored by the Alliance for Catholic Education.

Robin was an active force behind many programs during her children's years in UA schools. She was the PTO president at Tremont, Jones and UAHS. Additionally, she rarely said no to chairing a committee or heading up a school fundraiser. Some of her volunteer activities were: Great Book Series Discussion Leader, Craft Corner Committee Chair, Kinder Key Caroling Co-Chair, Office Volunteer, Room Parent, Book Fair Chair, Kindergarten Registration Assistant, Tremont Tour Guide, Classroom Volunteer, Building Renovation Committee, J-Mart Volunteer, Jones Sports Booster, District Calendar Committee, Jones Time Use Committee, PTO Publicity Chair, PTO Breakfast with the Principal Committee, Football Coach Selection Committee and Senior Celebration Chair.

Robin has invested her time in the Upper Arlington and Columbus community. A former UA Rotary Northwest Woman of the Year Service Above Self award winner, she has served as the Upper Arlington Women's Club, chaired the UA Civic Association community "Walk". She and her husband co-chaired the Upper Arlington Education Foundation's 2009 Golden Bear Bash. Robin CO-chaired the Decorators' Show House in 2011 for the Columbus Museum of Art. She has been involved in Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital and the March of Dimes.

Robin is former president of the Upper Arlington Schools Board of Education and currently serves as a Member of the Board.

Upper Arlington is grateful to Robin Comfort for her many valuable contributions, her volunteerism, and her endless dedication to the improvement and growth of our schools and our community.

Read more about Robin Comfort.

 
TERRY WALDO '63: 2013 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD
A Distinguished Alumnus is an alum who is honored for his or her personal, educational, or career achievement.

The 2013 Distinguished Alumnus is Terry Waldo, UAHS Class of 1963, a performer, composer, arranger, writer, and producer.

Terry is considered to be one of America's premier performers and presenters of Ragtime and Early Jazz. Known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit, he is the protégé‚ of the legendary Eubie Blake, who called Waldo "an extension of my own musical self." Waldo has played countless New York jazz clubs, including the legendary Cookery, Hanratty’s and Michaels’s Pub where he produced and starred in nine critically acclaimed musical revues. He has appeared in concerts worldwide, including the Grand Parade du Jazz in Venice, George Wein’s JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall and Jazz At Lincoln Center. He recently appeared with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall where he performed the world premier of “The Eubie Blake Concerto.”

Terry Waldo has performed and composed for many TV programs and films including The Tonight Show, the PBS Documentary, Storyville: The Naked Dance, and Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Terry has produced and arranged more than 40 albums, including a ragtime orchestra album for BMG and is currently working on albums for Chiaroscuro, GHB and Delmark Records. His This Is Ragtime, presently being republished by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is the definitive book on the subject and it along with his 26-part series, of the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970s ragtime revival. In Spring and Fall 2009 he is teaching a ragtime course for Swing University at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Terry Waldo has been the music director for a number of theatrical shows in New York City, including Mr. Jelly Lord (directed by Vernel Bagneris,) Playwrights Horizon's production of Heliotrope Bouquet (directed by Joe Morton), and Ambassador Satch (directed by André De Shields) which later opened in London’s West End and recently played in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

His wide ranging talents were showcased in his one-man shows, Eubie and Me and The Naked Dance: The Music of Storyville as well as Shake That Thing! and Waldo’s 1927 Revue.

Read more about Terry Waldo.

Visit Terry Waldo's Web site.
 
    ABBY JOHNSTON, '08 NAMED 2013 UA PARADE GRAND MARSHALL!

This year's UA Parade Grand Marshall is the 2012 Olympics Silver Medalist Diver and UA Alumnus Abby Johnston, Class of 2008!

Abby won an Olympic medal — the silver in women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized diving - during the 2012 London Olympics. We look forward to celebrating Abby Johnston and her achievements with true Upper Arlington community spirit as she leads the UA parade this summer!

Read more about Abby here.

    UA CIVIC ASSOCIATION 4TH OF JULY ACTIVITIES

This year's Upper Arlington Civic Association (UACA) parade will revolve around the theme of "Boulevard of the Stars." The graphic design for the parade theme was contributed by Ben Berens, Class of 2011. See Ben's design here.

Be sure to come to the parade, visit the UAAA Block Party behind Barrington afterward, and then head to Northam Park in the evening for the UACA Party in the Park, where you can reserve a table to watch the evening's entertainment and the 10:00 pm UA FIREWORKS. It is sure to be a fabulous 4th of July, thanks to UACA and UAAA.

 
    JULY 4 IS A GREAT TIME TO VISIT OUR MILITARY ALUMS PAGE

As we celebrate our nation's freedom and wave the American flag on July 4, we think of and remember all our service men and women who have worked so hard to maintain our liberties and protect us through the years.

At Bearalums.com, we recognize our Golden Bear alums who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces, and thank them for their selfless commitment to our freedom. You can read about these alums on our Military Alums page. If you would like to be listed on this page, please email Ellen to be included.

Thank you to all our military alums! Please know how much we appreciate your diligence and American spirit.

 
      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 email your news announcement to us and include your full name, graduation year, and your announcement as you would like to have it printed. 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!    
   

CLASS NEWS FROM OUR ALUMS!
1969 Eugene Beer, Class of 1969, was featured in the Columbus Dispatch for his unusual and entertaining occupation as a piano-playing cyclist. Beer — a retired electrical engineer, an avid cyclist and a longtime pianist who lives in the Clintonville neighborhood — has combined his backgrounds into a musical persona: the Piano Peddler. The 61-year-old straps about 45 pounds of equipment — an amplifier, a speaker, a CD player, a battery pack, an MP3 player and a keyboard — to his two-wheeler, creating a “piano bike” that he typically plays standing up but, occasionally, while riding. Read more about Eugene here.
1970 To better stay in touch with its members, the Class of ’70 has created a Facebook group, Upper Arlington High School Class of 1970. If you are a member of the class and have a Facebook account, please visit this group page to be added to its roster. Submitted by Rod Ebright '70.
1971 The UAHS Class of 1971 is planning a group 60th birthday celebration to be held on Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm at classmate Jan Dubose's bar, DiMarco's, which is located at 5240 Godown Road, Columbus OH 43235. See details here.
1973 Evvie Dunkel Heilbrunn '73 and Rick Whipple '73 will leave from Los Angeles for Katmandu, Nepal, to begin their trek to Everest Base Camp. Evvie and Rick have known each other since their days at Tremont Elementary. Evvie is raising money to fund Parkinson's research. You can read her story, and watch as she and Rick train for their journey, on her web site. You can donate to Evvie's cause at Summit4StemCell.com, where Evvie's page is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough!"
1976 Jim Pepper, Class of 1976, expresses his gratitude for the support and encouragement he received before, during, and after a successful double lung transplant in October, 2012. Jim wrote a letter to the editor in recognition of Donate Life Month, encouraging everyone to consider being an organ donor. Another person's ultimate generosity allowed Jim to have this surgery and change and improve his life. Read Jim's blog here.
1977 Leslie Lehr '77, an award winning author of several books, has released her latest book, What a Mother Knows, which is an unsettling, emotional and suspenseful novel of the unshakable bonds of motherhood. The book is available at Amazon.com. On a personal note, Leslie wishes to thank her many UA friends who have extended love and support to her during her recent treatment for breast cancer. Read more about Leslie, her new release, and how to purchase her books here.
1977 Walter Page, Class of 1977, has been appointed Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Northrop Grumman Corporation. In his new role, Walter supervises 17 attorneys and is responsible for the legal affairs of the $10 Billion Aerospace Systems sector, which produces manned and unmanned military aircraft and government satellite systems. He and his wife Beth live in Hermosa Beach, CA.
2008

Olympic Silver Medalist Abby Johnston '88 has been selected to be the 2013 Grand Marshall of the Upper Arlington Fourth of July Parade. Abby won the silver medal in women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized diving - during the 2012 London Olympics.

2011 Ben Berens '11 created the graphic image for this year's UA Civic Association parade theme, "Boulevard of the Stars." See Ben's design 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.

1941 Mary "Polly" Saxe DeVennish 1968 Susan Murray
1943 Priscilla Smith D'Angelo 1968 Michael Reilly
1947 Bob Hoag 1968 Robert Jesse Watson
1959 Charles (Chuck) Albright 1970 Paul Sullivan
1960 William Jesse Watson 1972 Glenn DeMott
1962 Renee Jamison Mooney 1972 Diane Morrison Stanley
1964 Terry Messick 1976 Gary Keith
1964 Elaine Szedlak 1978 Gretchen Peterson
1965 Sharon Fogg Irwin 1981 Karen Girod
1967 Pat Chorgan Ellis 1982 WR Fox
1968 Carla Eyre-Gallager 1987 Jeff Fleet
1968 Barb Hendrix Chandler 1990 Will McClure
1968 Mike Henry 1999 Arijit "Ari" Guha
1968 George Macklin
      
    FEATURED ALUMNI WEB SITES

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. You know how it is: 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.

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 email us your web site address and we will add you! You could be featured next!
   

FEATURED ALUMNI WEB SITES

Kristina Isabelle '87

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company

Located in Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois Kristina's dance company has a singular mission: to engage its audiences in a contemporary dance experience that combines serious-minded, rigorously technical movement with a groundbreaking, multidimensional approach and playful, unpredictable sense of humor. Many performances literally take the art form to new heights by incorporating dancers on stilts to create perspective-altering dances capes.

  
Shellie Jordan Sager '83

Florida Suncoast Realty: Shellie Sager

Shellie Jordan Sager is a resident of Palm Harbor, Florida and has an extensive legal background that helps greatly as she leads the Florida Suncoast Realty legan team. Shellie works with seller snad buyers and specializes in out of state buyers and internaional buyers. Her focus is North Pinellas County.

   
Jonathan J. Schlegel '98

Law Office of Jonathan J. Schlegel

The Law Office of Jonathan J. Schlegel, Esq. is a solo practice firm based in Columbus, Ohio, limited . to individuals, families, and small businesses. Whether you have a personal injury, a family matter, or would like to simply incorporate your small business, let me offer you a free consultation to talk about your issues and help you determine what your legal rights are so that you are able to make fully informed decisions.
  

>>> See all our Alumni Web sites here.

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

  
    UA SCHOOL DISTRICT WELCOMES NEW SUPERINTENDENT, PAUL IMHOFF

The Upper Arlington City School District Board of Education has announced that Paul W. Imhoff will be the next Superintendent of Schools. Imhoff will assume the office on July 1, 2013, following the retirement of Dr. Jeffrey Weaver.

"Paul brings an impressive list of credentials and a proven track record of success to our district," said Board of Education President Robert M. Arkin. "We believe his experience and leadership style will assure that our school system maintains its tradition of excellence and continues on its path as a nationally recognized 21st century lighthouse district."

Imhoff currently serves as the superintendent of schools for the Mariemont City Schools in suburban Cincinnati. Imhoff received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University and his Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton.

He also serves on the national governing board of the American Association of School Administrators and as the vice-chairperson of the Alliance for High Quality Education and is a member of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators' finance and legislative committees.

We welcome Mr. Imhoff to our district and wish him well in his new job as superintendent!

See photos of a Welcome Gathering to meet Superintendent Paul Imhoff.

 
    YOUR UAAA MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!
SPECIAL 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 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:

 
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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Print the Membership Form and mail in a check
Please visit our Membership page for complete details and payment options. See our list of Life Members and Golden Bear members.
  
    THANK YOU TO OUR NEW UAAA LIFE AND GOLDEN BEAR MEMBERS

The following alums have joined UAAA at the Life Member level ($250):

David Cromer - 1953 Betsey Johnson Cronmer - 1953 John Bender - 1973
Dareth S. Fowler - 1973 Catherine Daniel Vonderahe - 1977  
The following alums have joined UAAA at the Golden Bear Member level ($500):
Richard Davis - 1943 John Varga - 1973  
See other Life Members here.
See other Golden Bear Members here.
 
    FACEBOOK: ANOTHER WAY TO CONNECT WITH UAHS ALUMNI

Many 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.

     UPPER ARLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEWS: GOLDEN BEAR BASH!

UAAA operates as a sub-fund of the Upper Arlington Education Foundation. The Foundation is structured to provide financial support for enrichment activities whose costs exceed the District's budget. These are not only in traditional classroom programs, but also programs in the fields of fine arts and athletics. The Upper Arlington Education Foundation Board of Trustees believes that no greater legacy can be created for future generations than a permanent fund which is designated solely for the purpose of exemplary education in our community.

Each year UAEF hosts its annual fundraiser, The Golden Bear Bash! on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. This year it will be held on Sunday, September 1 at the Tremont Center, right in the heart of Upper Arlington! Everyone is invited to this fun, casual evening with great music, live and silent auctions, and amazing food. You'll be hearing more about the Golden Bear Bash! in the coming months, and we hope you'll join us on September 1 as we raise funds to provide grant money for our great Upper Arlington Schools!

>>> Read more about The Golden Bear Bash! here.

>>> Learn more about the Upper Arlington Education Foundation here.

  
    2013 GOLDEN BEAR [PRE-HIBERNATION] ROCK FEST

UAAA Board Members Mary DeCesaro Cameron '79 and Candi Spencer '76 have volunteered to chair the 2013 Golden Bear Rock Fest, which will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the St. Agatha Event Center.

The 2013 Rock Fest will feature The Pat Malloy Band, whose members include Jim Hilditch '67, Jeff Johnson '67, Bill Lutz '71, and Lee Hilditch '65. Stay tuned for more details!

>>> SEE PHOTOS FROM THE 2012 ROCK FEST HERE! We thank our wonderful volunteer photographer, Joanne Beebe '64 for these wonderful pictures of the evening's fun! (Click "Golden Bear Rock Fest 2012" and then "Slideshow."
   
     SUPPORT UAAA AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH A BEAR BANNER AD!

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 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.

Please visit our 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.

  
     ABOUT THE BEARALUMS.COM WEB SITE

Because we respect our alums' privacy, we list names and email addresses on Bearalums.com ONLY when they are personally submitted by the alum. 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!

If you are not listed on your class page but wish to be, please send in your information. If you notice that one of your classmates isn't listed, please contact that person and ask him or her to visit Bearalums.com and personally submit his or her information. And if you see someone'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.

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.      

   
     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 Email Joanie Dugger/Erin Paider
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To submit your email address to be added to Bearalums.com Email Ellen Clark
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To submit personal or class news for Traditions / Bearalums.com Email Ellen Clark
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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 '80   Executive Director
Erin Kittle Paider '96    Assistant Director
Ellen Isaly Clark '69   President
Louesa Callahan Foster '61    Director Emerita
   
Carolyn Casper '62 Mary DeCesaro Cameron '79    Julie May Jones '69
John D. Kost '74 Ron Johnson '61    Bradley W. Sharp '72
Candi Spencer '77 Sally Street Wolfe '00     Beth Wroe '73
   

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