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Dear Churchill Alumni

We hope you enjoy hearing the latest updates from your former classmates!  You are invited to share your news anytime by emailing alumni@churchillschool.com.  

We hope to see all of our 21+ Alumni at our Happy Hour on November 20th
from 6-8pm 
at The Hill NYC!  To RSVP and submit advance payment, please visit our website: 
www.churchillschool.com/alumni-events or click on the button below.
Admission fee is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, which includes an open bar and snacks provided by Churchill. 

Please save the date for our annual Homecoming Alumni Evening at Churchill: January 8, 2015!  Homecoming will again include the Alumni Advice Panel, the Alumni vs Varsity Basketball Game and the second annual Alumni Art Show.   If you are interested in contributing work to the art show, please contact us at

212-722-0610 x2013 or email  alumni@churchillschool.com.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! 


The Churchill Alumni Office


RSVP to Happy Hour on November 20th!

Asim Barnes '07 is currently a tutor at the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon and also works as a freelance musician. He is most proud of not only making a difference in children's lives, but doing it in his hometown of Mount Vernon, where kids are in strong need of help scholastically and financially. Asim plays in his own band and is venturing out into new territory with gospel and latin music, intermixing his musical and community endeavors.

Max Beron '06 is now the Director of Technology at The Churchill School and Center. 

Stephen Grayson ’07’s thesis was accepted for presentation at the 2014 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Health Communication located in Lexington, KY.  The conference was one of the largest symposiums offered in its field, and Stephen’s paper was one of only 65 that were selected for presentation out of 273 submissions.  His thesis was based on healthcare research and organizational communication.  In April 2014, he completed his 170-page thesis on “Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams.” Stephen graduated in May with a Master of Arts Degree in Communication from Fairfield University with a 3.8 GPA.  He is interested in marketing, sales, media and sports within the healthcare field and is currently looking for jobs in New York City. 

Blain Namm ’91 graduated in May 2014 with a Masters in Science from Columbia University School of Social work from the Management Fellows Program with a concentration in Social Enterprise Administration. He hopes to launch a career in non-profit/ for-profit organizational management. Blain recently received his license as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and is now Licensed Master Social Worker! 

Alexandra Pollack ’05 is a Classroom Assistant at PS166 on the Upper West Side, where she has been teaching for the past four years.  She is currently pursuing her masters in Early Childhood Education at Hunter College.Alex is also a 2005 Churchill Class Rep. 

Zachary Saltzman '07currently works with the owner, operator and manager of a 45-story Class A midtown office building, managing over 1.7 million square feet of first-class office space.

After Hitchhiking across the country for several months,Jacob Boris Schreiner '07worked onboard a salmon fishing vessel in Alaska for two months.  He returned to Vermont to live on a 140-acre property of owned by family of friends.  Jacob is now waiting for the snow.

Matthew Barnett '06 works full-time at Dietl International, a fine arts shipping company located in Chelsea, and works part-time on the weekends in visitor services at the New York Historical Society.  He currently lives in Astoria, Queens.  Matthew is also a 2006 Churchill Class Rep. 

Jessica Cardona '07 is the Technical Coordinator for Bradford Construction, a construction management services company based out of New York City. 

Hannah Jupiter '07  has joined Churchill’s High School this year as an Assistant Teacher in the Art Department.  After graduating with a BFA from Adelphi University, Hannah led art programs in nine rehabilitation health centers throughout the New York area, where she also promoted yearly art shows and volunteered with her pet therapy labradoodle.  Hannah contributes to the DIY BuzzFeed department and plays on an inner tube water polo team, as well as a NYC volleyball team.  Hannah is also a 2007 Churchill Class Rep.

After graduating from Churchill, Joseph Mango ’05 attended Parsons The New School for Design.  He then worked with Major League Baseball as a freelance graphic designer on a special project called the MLB Fan Cave, an ongoing social project that finds baseball’s biggest fans to promote the excitement of the game through interactive multimedia platforms in a constantly changing and evolving studio environment. Joseph is currently enrolled in Graduate school at the NYU Tisch program called ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program), a tech program that teaches and uses emerging technologies to develop creative solutions to humanistic problems.  He is learning electrical engineering, programming, physical computing and much more.

Gabriela Rivera '07married Andy Schott in April 2014 and is working as a quilt and sewing teacher in Scarsdale, New York.  Gabriela also freelances as a graphic designer and has an internship in New York City. 

Elizabeth Scholnick ’07graduated the School of Visual Arts in 2011 with a BFA in photography and quickly realized film was her next path.  She is currently a filmmaker, producing a film, writing a book and directing her first Documentary with fellow Churchill graduate,David Thomashower '07. Elizabeth is also building a production company that will be the basis of all of her hard work.  She felt that leaving Churchill was leaving a comfort zone, but soon realized that she was ending a chapter, not her life.  She believes that high school is a great way to entertain, imagine as much as possible, work hard, and not worry so much about finding oneself, as those learning experiences inevitably come by living and making choices.

After graduating from Churchill, Robin Berger '06  took a gap year before attending Parsons The New School for Design, where she majored in Integrated Design and focused on the business side of fashion.  Robin moved to Costa Rica in May 2013 with her four dogs.  During that time, she fell in love; first, with surfing and second, with Costa Rica.  A few months before she graduated, she met her future husband, Marco Briceño, a native Costa Rican. They got engaged at Thanksgiving 2012 and married last Thanksgiving in Costa Rica.  Robin's marriage also came with a stepson, Markito, who is now three. Robin opened a yoga studio and boutique called Mermaids  & Sailors in April 2014, which is doing well.  She is expecting her first child, a boy who will be named Dylan, on her birthday, December 8th! Robin’s menagerie has also grown a lot since arriving in Costa Rica.  She has added a fifth dog, a cat, two canaries, a hamster and a horse (he lives elsewhere!).  In essence, Robin’s life is busy but great. As Costa Ricans say, "Pura Vida!”

Regina Liamero ’04 has just started her sixth year teaching at Churchill.  She taught in the elementary school for the first three years and has been working in the PE department for nearly three years.  Regina has coached High School Softball for 5 seasons, Varsity Girls Basketball for 4 seasons and JV Volleyball for 3 seasons.  Last year, she took the volleyball team to the championship game, which was a first for Churchill’s program! This year, the team went back to the championship game and won. She has greatly enjoyed teaching and sharing her passion for sports with Churchill students and she looks forward to keeping the success of the programs going. Regina is also a 2004 Churchill Class Rep. 

Konstantine Ouranitsas '09 graduated from Drexel University in the spring of 2014 after completing a 5-year co-op program, where he interned for Kroll, Inc. and Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.  He currently works for LBC Credit Partners in Philadelphia as an analyst.  Furthermore, Konstantine is very involved in the Greek community, serving as president of the National Hellenic Student Association of North America.  He is also a 2009 Churchill Class Rep.

Weade V. Williams-Bridges '01  has been working on projects and recently married a wonderful man.  Her latest project is a 10-piece collection of black and while paintings called BW-BY Weade.  This collection was created from and inspired by recycled materials, all found on the streets of New York City.  The collection is available for sale on the WWWDesigns Etsy Store, Keyword: WWWDesigns.  Weade has also been creating weekly YouTube videos through which she gives design advice, talks about museums and much more. She hopes to gain a large following on YouTube and become known in the social media world as well as the art world.   Her YouTube channel can be seen atwww.YouTube.com/WVWDesigns.

Alumni Spotlight: Paul Kamin '08

By Andy Hoffman '08 

Paul Kamin ’08 has always been an avid lover of film.  When Paul was growing up, he found odd jobs that sparked his interest in film and more specifically, film editing.  He began developing his film editing skills by filming skateboarders and birthday parties.  When he was a teenager, Paul enrolled in a summer course with the New York Film Academy.  The course led to Paul participating in the 48 Hour Film Project, where he and his team were asked to make a short film in 48 hours with only one prop.  Editing the film was a tremendous learning experience for Paul as it provided a window into the working world of film. 
After graduating from Churchill, Paul attended Temple University where he studied film editing.  He graduated in 2012 in with a BA in Film and Media Arts.  Paul later traveled to Shanghai, China, where he interned for a reality TV Show.  Although Paul struggled at first to break into the film editing industry, he soon connected with a reporter at NBC.  In January of 2013, Paul accepted a job at NBC as an Assistant Editor. Paul was recently credited as an additional editor for Girl in Aspen, an episode of NBC’s Dateline.
Paul appreciates the art of film editing and believes that regardless of skill, there is knowledge to be gained from every task.  He feels that mistakes are beneficial because every mistake also provides an opportunity to learn.  For our Churchill graduates who are interested in breaking into the film industry, Paul places a strong importance on networking.  He hopes to expand his career by film editing for sitcoms and dramas.


Thank you to all of our Alumni who donated to The Churchill Fund  in 2013-2014!  We greatly appreciate your support! 
Anne M. Appleman '08 Maxwell A. Green '07 James D. Poli '07
Matthew Barnett '06 Paul Grillo and Gemma DiGrazia-Grillo Alexandra M. Pollack '05
Mr. Max J. Beron '06 Wade and Leslie Jabour Daniel F. Rogov '04
Dana A. Buckholz '10 Benjamin A. Jakubowski '07 Julia R. Romano '05
Jessica P. Cardona '07 Matthew S. Mahler '04 Gabriela Schott Rivera '07
Evan J. Carlucci '07 Kristen Mahony '06 Shumei  A. Sebastian '10
Melissa A. de Guzman '07 Michael Matson '88 Isadora R. Stern '08
Conor M. Dohnert '05 John and Mary Meyers Gabriel V. Ventura '05
Daichi Ebato '05 Mollie L. Miller '07 Greg Williamson '91 and Katy Williamson
Kris E. Fuentes '07 Blain Namm '91 Stephen Z. Williamson '85
Stephen E. Grayson '07    

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