Regional Associations and Events

Upcoming Regional Events

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Past Regional Events

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  • Charlottesville Regional Association Event held on Saturday, March 20, 2021

    This spring’s events season kicked off with the Charlottesville Regional Association’s golf/trap shooting event held right at home here at Woodberry’s golf course and skeet range on Saturday, March 20. 
     
    Folks were still dusting off the cobwebs from COVID-19, but Charlottesville still made a strong showing. A huge thanks goes to our Charlottesville Chapter President & Engagement Chair Ed Testerman ’02 for helping to plan and host this event. Thanks also to the entire Charlottesville Leadership Board-- Admission Chair Brooks Hathaway '91 P'23, Career Networking Chair D. French Slaughter '04, John Updike '77, Rob Jiranek '81 P'17, Keven Lindemann '87 P'22, Jonathan Kauffmann '95, T.J. Ronayne '97, Wilson Craig '12, and Kathy Walmsley P'17 '19-- for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event.
     
    For the golf match, congratulations goes to Mark Mascotte P’19 for his fantastic performance in winning the “Closest to the Pin” competition on hole #5 and congratulations to Michael Clark P’24 for crushing the ball and winning the “Longest Drive” competition on hole #8.
     
    Some great performances happened during two full rounds of trap shooting out on the range. Denis Houyoux ’94 (22) Will Sanford ’92 (20), D. French Slaughter ’04 (19), Paul Deigl P’20 (14), and Frank Gristina ’90 (12) were the top shooters during the initial rounds and proceeded to a single elimination sudden death final round. Congratulations to Will Sanford ’92 for taking home the gold in the finals with Denis Houyoux ’94 coming in second place.
     
    A final thank-you goes out to our sponsors for this event. Thanks so much to Arthur Lucas ’97 of Freehouse Brewery (Charleston, South Carolina), Britt & Joe Parrish ’91 P’23 of Sunshine Beverages (Winston-Salem), Marshall Rabil ’00 of Hubs Peanuts (Franklin, Virginia), and Wilson Craig ’12 of Waterbird Spirits (Charlottesville) for being so generous with their delicious prizes for the Woodberry community. If you know of any other Woodberry businesses that we should be promoting at future events, please let us know.
  • Atlanta Regional Association Event held on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

    The Atlanta Regional Association event was held at Bobby Jones Golf Course on March 25. In addition to a private gathering and happy hour, attendees participated in a nine-hole putting competition with some really incredible prizes that awaited our winners! 

    We were honored to be joined by such a special group. A huge thanks goes out to Atlanta Association Treasurer and Social Engagement Chair Martin Stephenson ’99 for his help planning this event and providing the amazing prizes. Thanks also to the entire Atlanta Leadership Board-- President Eli Green ’94 P’24, Vice President Pierce Lancaster ’02, Secretary Hunter Morhous ’99, Kinny Roper ’73, Talbot Nunnally ’76, Harry Jones ’90, Bonneau Ansley ’95, Parker Mothershead ’05, Buck Vicars ’05, Rob Wyatt ’12, Kerry Izard P ’19, Brad Roberts P’23-- for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event. Here is a group photo of everyone.

    A huge congratulations goes to Davis Willis ’15 for his fantastic putting performance and first place finish in an outstanding field of competitors. For his main prize, Davis won a 2018 Tour Championship pin flag signed by Tiger Woods and Justin Rose. Davis also took home a pack of Waterbird Spirits, a Woodberry visor, and a Woodberry banner. Congratulations also to George Burnette P’22 and Jonathan Price ’99 for their second and third place finishes. George won a 2020 Tour Championship pin flag signed by Collin Morikawa, a four-pack of Lenny Boy Brewing Company beer, and a WFS visor. Jonathan won a FedExCup hat signed by Matt Kuchar, a four-pack of Lenny Boy Brewing Company beer, and a WFS visor. 

    A final thank-you goes out to our sponsors for this event. Thanks so much to Britt & Joe Parrish ’91 P’23 of Sunshine Beverages (Winston-Salem), Marshall Rabil ’00 of Hubs Peanuts (Franklin, Virginia), Townes Mozer ’06 of Lenny Boy Brewing Company (Charlotte), and Wilson Craig ’12 of Waterbird Spirits (Charlottesville) for being so generous with their delicious prizes for the Woodberry community. If you know of any other Woodberry businesses that you suggest that we promote at future events, please let us know. In addition, please share with us any event ideas or opportunities that you suggest that we consider.

  • Charleston Regional Association held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    The spring events season continued down in Charleston at Edmund’s Oast Restaurant on May 12. Bill Robertson, Director of the Amici Fund and Alumni Relations, and Graham Goldstein, Woodberry’s Alumni Engagement and Communications Officer, and the Charleston Regional Association hosted another happy hour and Woodberry’s finest made a proper showing down in the Lowcountry. The 57 attendees included alumni from six different decades, eight parents of current students, six parents of past students, and two parents of an incoming student! 

    A huge thanks goes out to Charleston Regional Association Co-Presidents Neil Thomson ’93 and Isaac Morton ’94 for their help planning this event at a fantastic venue. Thanks also to the rest of the Charleston Board-- Bo Blessing ’90, Jay Claypoole ’94, Berkeley D’Alton ’97, Whitten Meares ’97, John Powell ’97, Bowen Chapman ’04, Charlton deSaussure ’04, Andrew Tew ’05, and Ted Malinowski ’09-- for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event.

    Several attendees recently celebrated Woodberry 50th reunions--Hopie and Tee Parker ’65 P’92 ’94, Will Cleveland ’68, and Robyn and Gordon Wilhoit ’69 P’08--while Ann Bacot and Belk Daughtridge ’71 and Ann and Charlton deSaussure ’71 P’04 look forward to their 50th reunions in September. We look forward to hosting a young alumni reunion in July, two 50th reunions in September, and two huge reunion weekends next July. 60% of alumni are invited to campus these four weekends. Hopie Parker proudly wore the Woodberry chemistry medal that her father-in-law, Dr. Edward Parker ’28, was awarded at his graduation 93 years ago! The event was most definitely a family affair, including strong showings from the Wilhoit family and the Barnes family

    In addition, we gave shout-outs to all of our alumni-parent businesses in and around the Charleston area. If you have not already, please check out Isaac Morton’s wonderful Smithey Ironware Company, which makes the best cast iron cookware that money can buy. We were excited to also see Smith Anderson ’77 at the event and are looking forward to working with him and his company 980 Gourmet Sauces and Marinades. Additionally, remember to check out Arthur Lucas ’97 and his Freehouse Brewery, serving delicious organic beer right on the banks of the Ashley River in North Charleston. And lastly, we were so pleased to have Beezer Molten P’24 attend the event and officially join the Charleston Woodberry ranks. Beezer is the owner and president of the outdoor apparel company, Half Moon Outfitters, and his son, Wylly, will be entering Woodberry as a newboy sophomore this coming year! If you know of any other Woodberry businesses that you suggest that we promote at future events, please let us know. 
  • Austin Regional Association Event held on Sunday, May 23, 2021

    The Austin/San Antonio Regional Association Happy Hour at Irene’s in Austin on May 23 was a big success. We were thrilled that the event was the first in-person event that we were able to host in Texas in quite some time. There were alumni and parents from five decades in attendance.

    Bill Robertson, Director of the Amici Fund and Alumni Relations, and Chase Spong ’10, Associate Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, kicked off their tour of Texas by representing Woodberry at the event.  They were honored to be joined by a special group of 24 attendees. A huge thanks goes out to Bryan Plater ’83 for his help planning and hosting this event at a fantastic venue. Thanks also to the rest of the Austin Board--Chapter President George Hillhouse ’84 P’16, Fred Kennedy ’85, Jesse Womack ’96, and Andrew Grabato ’01 for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event. We are pleased that Coles Merrick ’07 has newly volunteered to help the Austin Regional Board this year, and we know he will add a lot to the group.

    Bill has made a priority of spotlighting Woodberry alumni-parent businesses, including Bryan Plater’s Tito’s. Bryan has been so generous with his alma mater this year, including being a Tiger Trivia prize sponsor. If you know of any other Woodberry businesses that you suggest that we promote at future events, please let Bill or a member of his team know.
     
  • Dallas Regional Association Event held on Monday, May 24, 2021

    The Dallas Regional Association Happy Hour at Chelsea Corner on May 24 was a big success with alumni and parents from five decades represented.  The WFS road crew, consisting of Bill Robertson, Director of the Amici Fund and Alumni Relations, and Chase Spong ’10, Associate Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, traveled from Irene’s in Austin to Chelsea Corner in Dallas. They were honored to be joined by a special group of 26 attendees. 

    Board President Carter Butler ’93 took on the role of leading the Dallas Chapter just a few months back and he did an amazing job planning and hosting this event at a fantastic venue. Carter has proven to be an enthusiastic leader in getting the Woodberry faithful around the Dallas area excited and mobilized, and we look forward to having a full Dallas regional board in place by the fall. 



     
  • Houston Regional Association Event held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    Houston Regional Association members gathered for a very special event hosted by Woodberry Trustee Fred Lummis ’71, the Houston Astros game in the new Gallagher Club at Minute Maid Park on May 25.  Everyone had a blast watching the ‘Stros take on the World Series defending champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers! We were thrilled to have 30 attendees total and all of us were very grateful to Fred for allowing some fellow Tigers to enjoy this incredible treat. 

    Bill Robertson, Director of the Amici Fund and Alumni Relations and Chase Spong ’10, Associate Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, represented Woodberry and were honored to be joined by such a special group. In addition to Fred Lummis, a huge thanks goes out to James Maloney ’69 P’25 and Chapter President Stuart Coleman ’04 for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing this event. Thanks also to the rest of the Houston Board-- Sam Chambers ’77, Lee Staley ’92, Perrin Van Allen ’06, and Walt Hughes ’07 for helping the Houston Chapter pull this off! 

    Among the attendees were several alumni who look forward to the young alumni reunion in July, including Chase Spong ’10, Walker Wiese ’11, William Jenkins ’15, and Sam Hillhouse ’16.  


     
  • Richmond Regional Association held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    The Richmond Regional Association event was held at Topgolf on May 26, and everyone had a blast! We were thrilled that the event was the first in-person event that we were able to host in Richmond since the pandemic began. There were alumni and parents from six decades represented, and everyone enjoyed hitting golf balls amid some good networking and camaraderie.

    Bill Robertson, Director of the Amici Fund and Alumni Relations; William Browning ’82, Associate Director of the Amici Fund and Alumni Relations; Dodie Chavez ’85 P’23, Director of Planned and Capital Gifts; and Michael Leahy P’25, Assistant Director of Admission, represented Woodberry at the Richmond event. They were honored to be joined by a special group of 38 attendees. Thanks to the Richmond Board--Chapter President Richard Wright ’96, Massie Meredith ’75, Bart Farinholt ’80, B Hathaway ’80 P'14 '16 '18, Read Butler ’91, Muscoe Garnett ’94, Eric Miller ’94, Reilly Monroe ’02, Joe Farmer ’04, Tyler Finney ’08, and Freddy Moore P’13 for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event.


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    Hynson Marvel ’99 with his wife, Caroline, and his two sons, Hynson Marvel IV and Henry Marvel. 
  • Charlottesville Regional Association Event held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Charlottesville Tigers made the strongest showing of any Woodberry event this year with more than eighty people in attendance. A huge thanks goes out to Charlottesville Chapter President Ed Testerman ’02 for his help planning and promoting this event at a fantastic venue. Thanks also to the rest of the Charlottesville Board--Kathy Walmsley P’17 ’19, John Updike ’77, Rob Jiranek ’81 P’17, Keven Lindemann ’87 P’22, Brooks Hathaway ’91 P’23, Jonathan Kauffmann ’95, T.J. Ronayne ’97, D. French Slaughter ’04, and Wilson Craig ’12--for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event.

    We were thrilled that your event was the first in-person event that we were able to host in Charlottesville in quite some time. In order to help us improve Woodberry events, we ask that you take this short three-minute survey about the event.

    Charlottesville had such a strong showing (81 attendees) and the crowd last night was simply amazing. Attendees included alumni from eight different decades; parents and grandparents, an incoming student’s family; and 13 current and former faculty members, including Catherine Wharton, Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs; Chase Spong ’10, Associate Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance; and Michael Leahy, Assistant Director of Admission and Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach. 

    As we discussed, we look forward to hosting a young alumni reunion in July, two 50th reunions in September, and two huge reunion weekends in April 2022. 60% of alumni are invited to campus these four weekends. Woodberry’s Reunion webpage can be found here

    In addition, we would like to give a shout out to all of our alumni-parent businesses in the Charlottesville area. Last night, many enjoyed Three Notch’d Brewing Company's Trucker Hat Beer, which is a collaboration with the Sutton family (David ’67, Gordon ’97, and Taylor ’01) and their business, Tiger Fuel, the well-known gas distributor operating in and around central  Virginia. We also spotlighted Charlottesville’s Wilson Craig ’12 and his rapidly growing canned cocktail business, Waterbird Spirits. Congratulations to Wilson as well for getting married this past weekend. Another local alumni-affiliated establishment is the local sports pub and braai The Shebeen, owned and operated downtown by Walter Slawski ’95. If you know of any other Woodberry businesses that you suggest that we promote at future events, please let us know. 
  • Triangle Regional Association Event on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • Charlotte Regional Association Event on Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • Triad Regional Association on Sunday, June 27, 2021

  • Capital Regional Association Event on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

    We had a strong showing for a happy hour in the Capital region, with close to 90 attendees, including alumni from eight different decades and parents of current and past students. Everyone enjoyed being on the rooftop right off of Dupont Circle overlooking the beautiful DC skyline. 

    A huge thanks goes out to Capital Regional Association's President Harry Stephens ’07 for his extraordinary leadership of the Chapter and for planning this event at a very special venue. Thanks also to the rest of the Capital Board--Tony Gould ’60, Stewart Verdery ’85, Jarrett Morrell ’91, Malcolm Marshall ’92, Michael Dean ’93, John Gogos ’98, Broderick Dunn ’00, Jack Rafetto ’02, Camden Geiger ’08, Barrett Deacon ’09, Arthur Bryant ’09, and Philip Rogers ’10--for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event.  

    Guests of special note include Broderick Dunn ’00, who was recently elected to the Woodberry Board of Trustees; Stewart Verdery ’85, a past Trustee; Indira Cope, who will soon begin her 22nd year on the faculty; and the incomparable Paul Huber ’68, who is now serving as Academic Dean and will soon begin his 50th year on the faculty. Nick Switzer ’16, Assistant Director of Admission, provided the crowd with a comprehensive admission update. The Capital region is so robust, and we can’t wait to get back there for another amazing event soon.

  • Denver, CO - Cocktails and Conversation w/ Headmaster Byron Hulsey '86 on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

    Woodberry Coloradians enjoyed a wonderful night at the beautiful home of Jennifer Evans and Jack Tankersley ’68. Headmaster Byron Hulsey ’86 P’22 gave an update on the state of the school and was assisted by Catherine Wharton P '15 ’17, assistant headmaster for external affairs. 

    The group included Chris Kelemen ’15, fresh off his reunion at Woodberry, who encouraged all attendees to come back east and visit campus. The hosts were extremely hospitable, and all who attended felt right at home surrounded by fellow Tigers out west. Here are some photos from the event.
  • New York Regional Association Event on Thursday, July 29th, 2021

    Tigers in the New York area gathered for a happy hour at The Village Tavern in Greenwich Village. Thanks to New York Regional Association's President Gunnar Gregory ’07 for his extraordinary leadership and for pushing to have this event during the summer. Sean Spector ’12, the Social and Engagement Chair for the New York Chapter, did an excellent job planning this event and was a fantastic host. Thanks also to the rest of the New York Board--Christian Burke ’72, Mitch Hull ’77 P’04 ’08, Nelson Fitts ’93, Todd Sears ’94, Rob Harper ’96, Claiborne Johnston ’96, Mead Rust ’97, Jim Davis ’99, Fort Parker ’01, Ben Stolbach ’02, Stuart Swann ’02, Jamie Gardiner ’05, and Peter Wilson ’06--- for their efforts in coordinating and publicizing the event. 

    Mostly young alumni attended this event, but they were delighted to be joined by Christian Burke ’72 and former Trustee Mitch Hull ’77 P ’04 ’08, who wished all the young guns well. Overall, everyone had a great time networking and enjoyed meeting fellow Tigers around their age and doing some fine networking in the Big Apple. New York is officially in the books, and there’s more to come

Regional Associations Leadership

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  • Atlanta Regional Association Board



    Eli Green '94 CP '24                           President

    Hunter Morhous '99                           Secretary

    Martin Stephenson '99                      Treasurer

    Pierce Lancaster '02                          Vice President

    Kinny Roper '73         

    Talbot Nunnally '76   

    Harry Jones '90          

    Bonneau Ansley '95   

    Parker Mothershead '05        

    Buck Vicars '05           

    Rob Wyatt '12

    Jake Willis '13

    Kerry Izard PP '19       

    Brad Roberts CP '23   

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  • Austin Regional Association Board



    George Hillhouse '84, P '16              President

    Bryan Plater '83         

    Fred Kennedy '85       

    Jesse Womack '96     

    Andrew Grabato '01  

    Coles Merrick '07

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  • Capital Regional Association Board



    Harry Stephens '07                   President

    Tony Gould '60

    Stewart Verdery '85

    Jarrett Morrell '91

    Malcolm Marshall '92

    Michael Dean '93

    John Gogos '98

    Broderick Dunn '00

    Jack Raffetto '02

    Barrett Deacon '09

    Philip Rogers '10

    Camden Geiger '08

    Arthur Bryant ’09


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  • Charleston Regional Association Board



    Neil Thomson '93                                Co-president

    Issac Morton '94                                  Co-president

    Bo Blessing '90           

    Jay Claypoole '94       

    Berkeley D'Alton '97  

    Whitten Meares '97   

    John Powell '97          

    Bowen Chapman '04  

    Charlton deSaussure '04        

    Andrew Tew '05         

    Ted Malinowski '09    

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  • Charlotte Regional Association Board



    Ty Peebles '05                                     President

    Trace Smith '06                                   Secretary (VP-Elect)

    Robert McMillan '84 P '16                  Career Networking Co-chair

    Kendrick Mattox '89                           Career Networking Co-chair

    Christian Staples '01                           Social Chair

    Johnny Belk '77 TR P '08

    Joe Kluttz '69, P '02, '05       

    Ward Williams '77, P '10, '13          

    Minor Hinson '80       

    Rob Sappenfield '85   

    Rick Hopkins '87         

    Bill Thompson '89, P '19      

    David Harker '94        

    John Lipe '98  

    William Mills '02        

    John Petrone '06       

    Landon Wyatt '09

    Paul Liles '08

    Andrew Burns '04

     


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  • Charlottesville Regional Association Board



    Ed Testerman  '02                               President & Social Chair
     
    Brooks Hathaway '91, P '23                Admission Chair

    French Slaughter '04                          Career Networking

    John Updike '77         

    Rob Jiranek '81, P '17           

    Keven Lindemann '87, P '22

    Jonathan Kauffmann '95        

    T.J. Ronayne '97        

    Craig Wilson '12

    Kathy Walmsley P '17 '19    

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  • Houston Regional Association Board



    Stuart Coleman '04                             President

    Jim Maloney '69         

    Sam Chambers '77     

    Lee Staley '92 

    Perrin Van Allen '06   

    Walt Hughes '07        

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  • New York City Regional Association Board


    Gunner Gregory ' 07                     President & Career Networking Chair

    Jamie Gardiner '05                        Co-admission Chair

    Peter Wilson '06                            Co-admission Chair   

    Sean Spector '12                           Engagement Chair

    Christian Burke '72    

    Mitch Hull '77         

    Nelson Fitts '93          

    Todd Sears '94

    Rob Harper '96           

    Claiborne Johnston '96          

    Mead Rust '97

    Jim Davis '99  

    Fort Parker '01           

    Ben Stolbach '02        

    Stuart Swann '02        

       


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  • Richmond Regional Association Board


    Richard Wright '96                              President

    Massie Meredith '75  

    Bart Farinholt '80       

    B Hathaway '80, P '14, '16 '18         

    Read Butler '91          

    Muscoe Garnett '94   

    Eric Miller '94 

    Reilly Monroe '02      

    Joe Farmer '04

    Tyler Finney '08         

    Freddy Moore PP '13 

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  • Triad Regional Association Board


    Chris Green '88                                   President, Career Networking Chair

    David Broughton '86  

    Jim King '87    

    Will Joyner '88

    Bates Grainger '92     

    Rick Ramsey '97         

    Lee Bryan '98 

    Will Goodson '01       

    Sumner Finch '75       

    Britt Lytle CP '22, P '17      

    Sandlin Douglas ’97  

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  • Triangle Regional Association Board


    Douglas Vaughn '87, P '21              President

    George Purrington '04                     Executive

    John Purrington '86, P '17              Executive, Admission Co-Chair

    Carter Brenneman '99                     Engagement Chair               

    Kim Collie P '22                                 Admission Co-Chair               

    John Nash '72, P '08 

    Sam Bratton '82, P '23         

    Martin Borden '83, P '12, '15

    Martin Boney '85       

    Rob Brown '87

    Rich Bue '86, P '21            

    John Maddison '97    

    Robert Long '02         

    Jack Taylor '02

    Issac Brown '08          

    John Nash '08

    Liza Roberts P '21    

    Heather Warren P '21          


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