TRADITIONS 
     
The Online Newsletter of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
1950 North Mallway
Columbus OH 43221
   OCTOBER, 2013
 614-487-5007 Ext. 1120
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 2013 GOLDEN BEAR [PRE-HIBERNATION] ROCK FEST

NOVEMBER 2, 2013, 7 - 11 pm
St. Agatha Event Center

TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 4 !
$25 in advance    $30 at the door
GoldenBearRockFest.com
  

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.

This year's event is again brought to you by our Leading Sponsor Street Sotheby's Realty, owned by Scott Street '69 and Cyndy McLane Street '69. Their daughters, Sally Street Wolfe '00 and Kiki Street Kullman '02 are realtors with the firm. Street Sotheby's Realty sponsored last year's Rock Fest, too, and we greatly appreciate their loyalty!

Other sponsors include: Steven's Catering, The Arlington Bank, Christian Laver & Associates, and Tommy's Pizza of Dublin.

Alumni who are new Life and Golden Bear members, and therefore Rock Fest sponsors include: Frank Guglielmi '69 (Golden Bear Member), Carol Cole Fallang '66 (Life Member), Mark Savoff '74 (Life Member), Terri Andrews Wiksell '84 (Life Member), Beth Wroe '73 (Life Member), and Bradley Hosler '87 (Life Member).

The 2013 Rock Fest will feature The Pat Malloy Band, whose members include Jim Hilditch '67, Jeff Johnson '67, Bill Lutz '71, Ron Hilditch '77, and Ric Boals. The lead singer is Jim's wife, Pat Malloy. Jim and Jeff were original members of the popular 60's UA garage band The Fifth Order, who were best known for their singles "Goin' Too Far" and "A Thousand Devils (Are Chasing Me), which enjoyed national release.

Food will be supplied this year Rock Fest Sponsor and Chef Steve Sims '79, of Steven's Catering. The menu includes some of Steve's specialties, including pulled pork sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, house hummus with grilled pita bread, homemade macaroni & cheese, and his Taste of Ua Award-winning butterscotch "blondie" brownies, plus other delicious offerings. Please see the menu and pricing here.

The Golden Bear [Pre-Hibernation] Rock Fest if UAAA's ONLY fundraiser event, and along with membership dues, the proceeds fund the operation of the Alumni Association for the coming year.

Our alums often ask. "Why does UAAA need funding?"

IMPORTANT: Although the Alumni Association is a sub-fund of the UA Education Foundation (UAEF), UAAA is COMPLETELY SELF-SUSTAINING. We reply on membership dues and our annual fundraiser as our only methods of acquiring funds.

Maintaining and housing a secure database of more than 30,000 alums, as well as a separate database of more then 16,000 alumni email addresses, costs a great deal of money. Additionally, we provide and maintain two web sites: Bearalums.com and GoldenBearRockFest.com, and must pay for hosting and other expenses associated with the sites. UAAA also provides assistance to reunion classes through mailing labels and address databases and prepares and distributes our newsletter, Traditions. All this costs money, and we depend on our alums to help us!

TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 4! See details at GoldenBearRockFest.com.

 
FABULOUS ROCK FEST SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY !!
Become a NEW UAAA Life or Golden Bear Member and also become a 2013 Rock Fest Sponsor!
  

Here's how it works! If you become a new Life or Golden Bear Member of UAAA, you will automatically become a sponsor of this year's Rock Fest!

As a sponsor of this year's Rock Fest, your name - or your business's name, with a link to your web site - will be included in all printed materials, on the Bearalums.com web site and on the Rock Fest web site.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the Sponsors page and select the $250.00 Life or $500 Golden Bear Member level. This will automatically make you a 2013 Golden Bear Rock Fest Sponsor! Be sure to fill out the requested information regarding name and class year! We want to make sure that we list you properly! Thank you!!

Alums who have generously joined UAAA AND become a Rock Fest Sponsor include: Beth Wroe '73 (Life Member).
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BECOME A NEW LIFE OR GOLDEN BEAR MEMBERS AND A ROCK FEST SPONSOR HERE.
  
  
    UAEF GOLDEN BEAR BASH - HUGE SUCCESS, THANKS TO UA!

On Sunday, September 1, The Upper Arlington Education Foundation (UAEF) held its 7th annual GOLDEN BEAR BASH! at Tremont Center.

The Golden Bear Bash! began in 2007 as a casual, end-of-the-summer, Labor Day weekend gathering for UA residents and friends. The event was such a success that there was no question about making it an annual Labor Day weekend tradition.

The Upper Arlington Education Foundation provides grants to all Upper Arlington Schools to be used for educational programs and materials, the cost of which exceeds the district's budget. Profits from the Golden Bear Bash! make it possible for us to promote and encourage excellence in our schools by enabling teachers and administrators to provide their students with compelling, innovative and challenging projects that would otherwise be unattainable.

During the past seven years, UAEF has held the Bash! in several locations, including the Arlington Banquets facility, the Plumber and Pipefitters' building, and Huntington Park. This year we wanted to bring the Bash back to UA and host it in the central location of Tremont Center.

Thanks to the generosity of this year's Bash! sponsors and guests, The Upper Arlington Education Foundation raised <drumroll please!> :

$119,000.00 !!!!

Thank you to all who attended this fantastically fun event! Please plan to join us next year!

  
REMINDER ABOUT HOW THE BEARALUMS.COM WEB SITE WORKS

NOT LISTED ON BEARALUMS, BUT WANT TO BE?

Because we respect 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 send in your information.

CAN YOU HELP US LOCATE SOMEONE?

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. IMPORTANT: We cannot list that person's name or email address unless it is submitted personally.

WHAT IS THE LOST LIST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE?

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, this means that we don't have a current MAILING ADDRESS for you. Please update your information here, and we'll remove you form 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.

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!

   
    CIRCLE OF LIFE HISTORIES WEB SITE: CircleOfLifeHistories.com

We recently spoke with Melanie Circle Brown, a longtime UA resident, who has created a wonderful program for people who are interested in preserving a life story or a family history.

Circle of Life Histories is a history-writing service to help you tell your story and preserve it for future generations. They can help with research and writing of personal biographies, memoirs, family genealogies, corporate histories and more. They can even help you publish your story in a hardback or paperback book.

In 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 uamemoriesblog.blogspot.com.

Do you have a UA memory to share? Melanie would love to hear from you. Email Melanie directly to have your memory included.

OPPORTUNITY: Sign 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.

Register online for the Memoir-Writing Class

Read an article about Circle of Life Histories in the UA News

  
    EVELYN "EVVIE" DUNKEL HEILBRUNN '73 AND RICK WHIPPLE '73 HEAD TO MT. EVEREST!

Earlier this year in Traditions and on Bearalums.com, we told you about the exciting and challenging adventure about to be undertaken by alum Evelyn "Evvie" Dunkel Heilbrunn ' 73 and Rick Whipple '73. These two motivated alums will undertake a journey to Mt. Everest Base Camp beginning October 6, 2013. .

Evvie and Rick have known each other since their days at Tremont Elementary. Everest Base Camp had been a dream for both friends for many, many years, although they didn't know it. Evvie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and again in 2011. When she received a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease in 2009, she gave up her dream of Everest - but only temporarily, as it turned out.

After a friend and fellow UAHS alum, Greg Hadder '73, passed away in August 2012, an amazing series of events occurred. Evvie's Everest dream reappeared and became a reality through a chance meeting with Greg's brother. When she told her UA friends about her trip, Rick asked if he could go. While Evvie thought he was kidding, he wasn't. They asked the trek leaders at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, whether Rick could accompany the group, and the answer was a resounding "YES".

Evvie is raising money to fund Parkinson's research. On her blog, you can read her story, and watch videos of Evvie and Rick training for their journey.. There you'll find pictures and stories and Evvie leads up to her trip to Everest. While on their journey, a daily update will be posted on Evvie and Rick's Facebook pages.

In the July 7, 2013 issue of the Dispatch, Evvie and Rick are featured in the "Portrait of Courage" section for their upcoming climb. Below are links regarding Evvie's and Rick's adventure.

Read the Dispatch "Portraits of Courage" article here.

Read a Washington Post article about Evvie here.

Read a UA News article about Evvie here.

Please donate to Evvie's cause at Summit4StemCell.com, where Evvie's page is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough!"

 
    4TH OF JULY REUNION FLOAT WINNERS: UAHS CLASS OF 1963

Congratulations to the UAHS Class of 1963, who celebrated their 50-Year Reunion with a weekend of fun parties and gatherings, and highlighted their milestone reunion weekend by winning the UA Civic Association"Best Reunion Float" Award.

Two young ladies carried a banner proclaiming "We're Bearing Up Well," and a float filled with spirited classmates underscored that fact! Several of the alums walked the parade route while others rode the elaborate float, whose side panels announced that the class is "Pawing Our Way Through 50 Years of Achievement!" A life-size stuffed Golden Bear holding a flag stood watch over the Class of 1963 on their trek down Northwest Boulevard.

See photos of the Class of 1963 "Best Reunion Float" Winners here.

 
    MORE REASONS TO BE PROUD YOU'RE FROM UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO!

This past summer, Upper Arlington received accolades in the media!

Family Circle Magazine has listed Upper Arlington, Ohio as one of its "10 Best Towns for Families for 2013."

From the FamilyCircle.com web site: "With the help of Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, Family Circle initially assembled a list of 3,335 cities and towns with populations between 10,000 and 150,000. From that, nearly 1,000 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and $100,000 were selected. We then assessed which places best met our family-friendly criteria—including affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability—and ranked them from top to bottom."

Wendy Hinton Gomez '87 was quoted in the article, praising Upper Arlington's many family offerings and the the importance that UA traditions play in making this one of the most attractive communities in the nation.

Read the article here.

  
    UA RECOGNIZED ONLINE AS "ONE OF THE MOST EDUCATED PLACES IN AMERICA"

NerdWallet.com has "used a broad-based approach to show increasing levels of education, from residents with a high school diploma up to those with a doctorate or professional degree. They found that many of the places on this list have underlying industries and educational resources that draw educated residents. Challenging and technical jobs tend to attract more skilled and educated workers, and having educated workers at every level of operation can help sustain a more robust and knowledgeable workforce."

Upper Arlington was listed as the only city in the midwest to rank in the Top Ten, at #8.

Read the article here.

 
    UAHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT/TEAMS/ACADEMICS RECOGNIZED

The "Pride of Ohio: Upper Arlington" article on ElevenWarriors.com describes Upper Arlington as a community offering diverse activities for its residents, and it praises our community for its athletic achievement through the decades.

Many outstanding athletes from Upper Arlington have gone on to achieve national and international recognition and acclaim. The article mentions the original Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus '57 (football), Jeff Backes '01, (football), Simon Fraser '01, (football), and Abby Johnston '08 (2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in Synchronized Diving).

UA Boys' Athletic Director Michael Schaefer is quoted as saying "“I think success is part of the culture and beliefs here. “Our kids believe they are going to do well. What you have to do is educate them on the process to get there. But I think that’s a huge positive, believing those goals are achievable. They come in believing it can be done, because it has been done before. They’ve seen teams do great things their whole lives. I feel strongly we have the structure in place with our off-season programs to provide our kids with opportunities to really make a run at some things.”

Read the web site article here.

 
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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Paypal Online
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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.
   
    NEW LIFE AND GOLDEN BEAR MEMBERS
NEW GOLDEN BEAR MEMBERS
1969 Frank Guglielmi    
NEW LIFE MEMBERS
1966 Carole Cole Fallang

1974

Mark T. Savoff
1973 Beth Wroe 1984 Terri Andrews Wiksell
    1987 Bradley Hosler
        
    DR. GEORGE HADDAD AND JAMES T. MILLER ADDED TO UA HISTORICAL SOCIETY WALL OF HONOR

The Upper Arlington Historical Society and City of Upper Arlington selected former OSU Professor George Haddad (1918-2010) and James T. Miller for the UA Wall of Honor for 2013.

DR. GEORGE HADDAD

Dr. Haddad's three daughters, Connie Haddad Frecker (1969), Diane Haddad (1973), and Carolyn Haddad Dougherty (1975) are UAHS alumni. Two of Dr. Haddad's four grandchildren, Ben Frecker '95 and Tyler Frecker '97 are also UAHS alums. His other grandsons, Josh and Jake Dougherty, graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School in 2005 and 2008 respectively.

Professor Haddad received recognition in Canada, Europe and the United States as an accomplished pianist and teacher. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Professor Haddad gave back to his community of choice through many activities in support of the arts. He worked with the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission for several years, and received the Community Arts Award from the Upper Arlington City Council. He performed with the Upper Arlington Civic Orchestra, volunteered for the Upper Arlington Civic Association, performed at Upper Arlington High School, gave master classes and recitals through the Lifelong Learning Program and performed at a fundraiser for the James Lantz colloquium.

Moreover, the George Haddad Piano Scholarship was established at The Ohio State University, where he was a full professor/artist-in-residence and Professor Emeritus. He was inducted into both the Musicians Hall of Fame and the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. He played with many major orchestras, won the Presidential citation for excellence in teaching at OSU, and was the first winner of the Prix-de-Canada. Professor Haddad was an alumnus of the University of Toronto, Julliard, and the Paris Conservatory.

JAMES T. MILLER

James T. Miller, Upper Arlington's first mayor and a prominent community leader, was inducted to the Wall of Honor on May 19. The U.A. Historical society honored Miller for his leadership and significant contributions he made to the city. In 1913, he sold 840 acres of his farm (what is today known as "Old Arlington") to King and Ben Thompson. The land was eventually turned into Upper Arlington.

Miller and his family lived in a 22 room Italiante home located at the top of the hill on Riverside Drive where First Community Village now stands. The Miller home served as a gathering place for family, friends, and community activities. The home opened its doors to famous people of the times, including Annie Oakley, President Warren G. Harding, and President Woodrow Wilson. The family regularly hosted ice cream parties on the lawn and held sewing circles, local meetings, and holiday celebrations in the home. Residents growing up the 50's and 60's may remember sledding down the Miller Hill or playing in the old ice house on the property.

Miller Park and the Miller Park Branch Library are named for James T. Miller and his family and the contributions they made to the development of Upper Arlington.

Miller and his wife, Esther Everett, had eight children. James T. and Esther Miller's descendants who are alumni of Upper Arlington High School include: Esther Miller (1936); Nancy Miller Cooper (1963); Thomas Kelsey (1965); Betsy Miller (1967); Molly Kelsey Deverse (1968); Penny Noe Kelsey (1968); Jim Miller (1969); Julie Miller Smith (1969); Martha Miller Warner (1970); Jessica Evelyn Miller (1972); Carrie Deverse Schatz (1996); Jessie Deverse (2001); Bart Miller (2003); Betsy Hayes Patterson (2003); Christina Hayes (2005); and Adam Miller (2005).

Read about the Wall of Honor here.

  
    WE WANT TO HELP YOU SHARE YOUR EXCITING/FUN/FUNNY/INFORMATIVE NEWS!

Do you have NEWS to share with other alums? We're looking for stories for the next issue of Traditions now!

Think 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!

To send news to us:

Complete this form OR Email your news stories to us now and please type "UAAA News Story" in the subject line. Thank you!

     
    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

Don Valtz '73

Benchmark Restoration Services of Ohio: When an accident happens or Mother Nature turns ugly, people in Central Ohio have been turning to BENCHMARK Restoration Services to help them rebuild with confidence.

With our years of experience in the insurance restoration industry, we can offer a complete range of contracting services. This range of services assures you of competitive pricing, prompt service and single-source accountability.

At BENCHMARK, our goal is to not only help you repair or remodel your home, but to make the process as easy and as stress free as possible. We are a full-service Restoration /Remodeling company with a wide range of experience. We can help you with all phases of Repair /Restoration or Remodeling. We work with your insurance company to streamline the process and get you back to normal as soon as possible.

Wendy Waldron '76 1812 Hitching Post Weddings: Welcome to the 1812 Hitching Post! You won’t find another place like us. The 1812 Hitching Post with its 18-room main house and 26 private acres of grounds is the only authentic antebellum plantation in the foothills of North Carolina dedicated exclusively to weddings and receptions. At the 1812 Hitching Post, we take care of practically everything you need for your ceremony and/or reception including:

Award winning photography with storybook wedding album options
DJ and sound system delivery for both ceremony and reception
Complete party planning including coordination and execution of your wedding plan so you can relax and enjoy your celebration
Christian minister to officiate your ceremony, if needed
Creative and delicious cakes from the 1812 Hitching Post bakery
Gourmet catering for the freshest and tastiest food possible
Tables, chairs, wedding arbors, linens, tent
Designer decor options including centerpieces, chair covers, and sashes
Fully trained staff – we set up and clean up so you, your family, and your friends can relax and enjoy your wedding day.

John Bannon '80

Columbus Wine Tasting with John the Wine Guy: Hi, my name is John and I am “The Wine Guy” I am a self taught wine sommelier and consultant who lives in Columbus Ohio. My background in wine stems from my love of food, wine and travel, which has taken me to countless trips to Europe (specifically France) and landed me a chance to make my livelihood from teaching others about Wine.

I used to be a Corporate “Guy” and in the late 1990?s I made good a long promise to visit friends in France and on a lark, enrolled myself in French classes and 4 years later found myself mostly fluent in French and leaving my corporate job behind to pursue travel, wine, food, friends and fun.

My goal is to become fully self employed as a wine consultant. You can hire me to: Host in home or event wine tastings, wine bartender, etc. I also dabble 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 small gatherings.

>>> See all our Alumni Web sites here.

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

 
      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.

1968 Mark Stull 1976 Gary Keith
1970 John Gibeaut 1976 Phil Offenbacher
1970 Michael Reedy 1975 Matthew W. Seguin
1970 Gary Wodicka 1982 Douglas Millett
1975 Julie Gareff McCandlish 1984 Cheri Hass
1976 David Hawk
 
    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.

     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 4th of July Block Party, the annual selection of Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni, the Golden Bear [Pre-Hibernation] 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.

  
     NOW YOU CAN SUPPORT UAAA WHILE PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS - POST 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.

  
      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 YOUR CLASSMATES!
1974

Earlier this month, John Kost '74 participated in the Rehoboth Beach DE Car Show, whose theme was "Mid-Century Glamour" and featured cars that best epitomized the "space age, modern, sleek designs" that were popular in the late '50's & early '60's.

John's automobile, a beautiful black 1959 Lincoln Continental, won not only the "Best Mid-Century Car" but also the "Best of the Big 3" (meaning Ford, G.M. & Chrylser Corp). John adds, "There was a non-stop crowd of people around the car all afternoon on Saturday - t was a blast! Plus, we made the 1,150 mile round trip without a single mechanical problem!"

Congratulations to John on these awards! See Photo

1990

Congratulations to Andy Geistfeld '90, our Upper Arlington Schools Treasurer and CFO, on receiving the Ohio School Board Association Outstanding School Employee Award.

The Board of Education nominated Andy for the award this summer, and he was presented the award on September 25 at the Central Region Fall Conference.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDY GEISTFELD! See story and photo here.

2000 Bill Clark '00 married Stacy Anthony on July 27, 2013. Bill is a web developer with ICC here in Columbus, and Stacy, originally from Canton, Ohio, is a graphic designer with the Worthington Public Libraries. They live in Hilliard.
       
     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 EXECUTIVE BOARD
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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