Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend and Class Reunions 

Alumni Weekend 2017 will be held on May 5-6! We are looking forward to many alumni returning to Friends for class reunions, the Dinner Among Friends, the Luncheon for the Class of 1967 and All Prior Classes, the Alumni Networking and Class Reunion Reception, and more. Please enjoy photo galleries from past Alumni Weekends by clicking on the photos to the right!

Please follow the links below for hotel options near campus:
Residence Inn Mt. Laurel at Bishops Gate – (856) 234-1025
Westin Mount Laurel  – (888) 627-8131
Doubletree by Hilton – (856) 778-8999

Friday, May 5

6 p.m. Dinner Among Friends | Dining Hall

The Alumni Banquet features the presentation of the 2017 Alumni Association Awards to Bill Gardiner ‘67, Sonia Mixter Guzman ‘02, and former faculty member Miriam Feyerherm. Library Assistant Mary Ann Griffis and Front Desk Coordinator B. Michelle Horton will also be honored as they retire from the school. $25 per person.

Saturday, May 6

12 p.m. Meeting for Worship | Meeting House

Join in worship and remember especially those in the MFS community who have passed on during the last year.

12:30 p.m. Luncheon in honor of the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1967 and All Prior Classes | Dining Hall
12:30 p.m. Picnic | Field House Commons & Mecray Courtyard

Free picnic lunch for alumni and families. The Field House Gym will be open for play. Child friendly event and menu.

1 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. Student Guided Tours/Photo Scavenger Hunt | Stokes Hall Lobby

Explore today’s campus led by Upper School students. Find your locker! Who’s teaching in your favorite classroom? Snap photos of 10 iconic campus locations.

1 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. Art Exhibition by Peter Thiele ’57 | Moriuchi Room, Stokes Hall Lobby

As a special feature of Alumni Weekend, an exhibit of artwork by alumnus Peter Thiele, MFS Class of 1957, will be displayed in The Moriuchi Room of Stokes Hall, courtesy of Rowland Ricketts ’57 and his family. For more information on Peter’s work, click here.

2 p.m. “State of the School” by Larry Van Meter ’68 at the Alumni Association Annual Meeting | Dining Hall

Barbara Caldwell, trustee and co-clerk of the Head of School Search Committee will also share an update on the search process.

3 p.m. Reception for Former Faculty and Staff | MacColl Room of Stokes Hall

Visit with former faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Lynne Brick and Marge Dawson.

4 p.m. Alumni Networking and Class Reunion Reception  | Greenleaf Main Building and back lawn

Alumni and former and long-serving faculty and staff will gather for this family-friendly event with activities for kids. Reconnect with friends and build your alumni network. Reunion photos will be taken. Featuring wine, craft beer, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

2016-17 Alumni Association Award recipients

William L. Gardiner ’67, is this year’s Alumni Association Service Award winner in recognition of his extraordinary Servant Leadership with Habitat for Humanity, working toward a world where everybody has a decent place to live. Bill has helped to lead teams building homes in Texas, where he lives, around the country, including significant post-Hurricane Katrina relief work, and around the world.

Sonia Mixter Guzman ’02, Young Alumni Award recipient, is the Director of Communications and Educational Outreach at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden. She volunteers both in Camden and at MFS, where she is a Lower School parent. She is a shining example of the many Camden Scholar alumni who have a heart for community service and are committed to their home town.

Miriam Feyerherm, Alice Stokes Paul Merit Award, is being honored for a lifetime of commitment to ideals of peace and equality, and inspiring a love of literature in young people. During her 22 years at MFS, she touched the lives of many students, first as a Lower School educator, later as head librarian, and as a volunteer in the community. She has continued giving of herself ever since.

June 2017 Retirements

Mary Ann Griffis, Assistant in the Woodward Henry Diller Memorial Library, is completing 34 years of service at MFS. She has played a number of roles, including piano instructor, accompanist, Middle School music teacher, Hand Bell Choir Director and advisor. She is noted for the gentle but effective guidance she has given to students over the years.

Michelle Horton, Front Desk Coordinator, is retiring after six years as a warm and welcoming presence, greeting visitors in person and on the phone.  Michelle will devote more time to her role as an Associate Pastor at Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, and as a caregiver to her mother.

Reunion Class Information:

The 2016-17 school year is a reunion year for the classes ending in “2” and “7”.

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Lunch in the Dining Hall

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Lunch in the Dining Hall

Contact Janet Aaronson

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Lunch in the Dining Hall

May 6: Marie Cowan and Polly Price will be co-chairing a reunion gathering at Thomas’ Ristorante:  61 E. Main St., Moorestown, NJ 08057 at 6 P.M.

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: The class will gather at Jim Wilson’s home, 325 Linden Street in Moorestown on Saturday evening

Contact Jim Wilson and Bill Shelley

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May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Head of School’s Reception at the Greenleaf Mansion

May 6: Gathering at the home of Ed Devinney’s parents:
100 Union Avenue, Delanco

Please note: Sarah Feyerherm’s mom, Miriam Feyerherm, will be receiving the Alice Stokes Paul Award of Merit from the MFS Alumni Association on Friday evening, May 5 at the Dinner Among Friends, which you can sign up for on the Reunion Weekend page of the website. 

Contact Edward DevinneySarah Feyerherm, Beth Weber Hermann, Brian Litten, Dee Comegys Gordon Wilson

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Reception at the Greenleaf Mansion

May 6: Dinner in Philadelphia

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

Further reunion plans to be determined.

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

Official reunion will take place in Fall 2017

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Lunch in the Dining Hall

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Lunch in the Dining Hall

May 6: See Artwork by Peter Thiele in the Moriuchi Room of Stokes Hall

May 6: Dinner at Aldo Lamberti on Saturday, 6:45 PM.

Contact Rowland Ricketts and Martin Lehfeldt

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 5: Dinner Among Friends to see Bill Gardiner honored.

May 6: Lunch in the Dining Hall

May 6-9: Travel to Harvey Cedars for events and activities

Contact Alison Cadbury Senter, Dave Barber, Kathy Russell Dunlap, Bill Gardiner, Linda Dworkin Shade, Janet Sawyer Thomas, or Gina Yerkes

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 5: Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville, NJ at 7:30 PM

Contact Janet Stevens and Julie Shulman Forvour

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

Further reunion plans to be determined.

Contact Elizabeth Seruma and Raj Singh

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

May 6: Reception at the Greenleaf Mansion

May 6: Dinner at Pub & Kitchen in Philadelphia

Contact Kristin Bromley Fitzgerald, Meg Parrington Hollingworth, and Karinne Damadio Lindner

Click here to see photos of your class!

 

May 5-6:  Moorestown Friends for Alumni Weekend

Official reunion will take place in Fall 2017

Click here to see photos of your class!


 

 

Alumni Weekend 2017