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Jim Carlone ’88 named McCallie Alumni Chair of Mathematics

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 24, 2018

Upper School Math teacher Jim Carlone ’88 has been awarded the Endowed Alumni Chair of Mathematics, becoming only the second holder of this honor that was established in the 1980s to recognize exceptional math instruction at McCallie.

“Jim Carlone is an outstanding math teacher and is well deserving of this honor,” Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl said. “He pushes his boys to achieve their best efforts in a way that inspires a love of the subject and gets the best out of his students. He was the clear choice for this honor.”

The Alumni Chair of Mathematics was established to honor three legendary McCallie math teachers — Chalmers McIlwaine ‘21, John Pataky ‘49 and Houston Patterson ‘43 — and “to perpetuate the high classroom standards set by these three master teachers.”

The purpose of the position as stated at the time of its endowment was “to attract an exceptional teacher whose knowledge and appreciation of mathematics is surpassed only by his desire and ability to teach in the high school classroom.”

“The Alumni Chair of Mathematics is a testament to McCallie’s tradition of academic excellence,” Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “Jim carries on the legacy established by the great teachers who came before him.”

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Topics: academics, Alumni News, mccallie alumni, McCallie School, mathematics

Trustee Emeritus Fletcher Bright '49 remembered for success in business, love of music and devotion to McCallie School

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on December 27, 2017

Fletcher Bright ‘49, one of McCallie School’s most loyal sons and a true renaissance man, passed away surrounded by family and friends at his home in Chattanooga on Christmas Day.

Bright was a leader in business, philanthropy and the arts throughout his life. He was a noted real estate developer in Chattanooga for decades at his company Fletcher Bright Company, where he learned the business from his father, 1909 McCallie graduate Gardner Bright.

For all his success in real estate, Fletcher Bright was perhaps most well known as an accomplished bluegrass musician and founding member of the Dismembered Tennesseans, which he started as a student at McCallie with classmates Frank McDonald ‘48, Sammy Joyce ‘48 and Ansley Moses ‘48.

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Topics: Alumni News, McCallie School, music, Arts, Fletcher Bright

Gable, Cloud bring energy to new roles working with parents, alumni

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on August 31, 2017

As McCallie begins the 2017-18 school year, two current employees have moved into prominent roles working with parents and alumni to help enhance the McCallie experience for this special community. Dominique Gable will be the new Parent Programs Director while Amy Cloud becomes Alumni Relations Coordinator.

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Topics: Alumni News, parents, advancement

McCallie alumnus Chirumbole '13 delivering ambulance to Mongolia with Georgia Tech classmates

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on July 25, 2017

 
Tony Chirumbole '13 and several of his classmates from Georgia Tech are traveling from Belgium to Mongolia to deliver a vehicle to be used as an ambulance in that country.

Tony Chirumbole ‘13 and some of his Georgia Tech classmates are spending the summer taking the road trip of a lifetime with the ultimate goal of providing much-needed help to the residents of Mongolia.

Chirumbole, a mechanical engineering student, and classmates Jonathon Murphy, a computer science major; Mitch Hotop, a recent aerospace engineering graduate; Rohan Iyer, an industrial engineering major; and Gunner Robinson, a mechanical engineering major, are traveling 11,000 miles from Brussels, Belgium, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as part of the Mongolia Charity Rally to benefit United Kingdom organization Go Help.

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Topics: Alumni News, community service, class of 2013, public purpose

John Green ‘84 to head McCallie's Honor Fund

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 05, 2017

John Green, a 1984 McCallie alumnus, has joined the school’s development office as the director of McCallie's Honor Fund.

In his new role, Green will oversee McCallie’s annual giving campaign, which provides key support to the school’s operations in addition to tuition and endowment support.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome John into this new role, where he can bring his wealth of experience to bear on one of the most important parts of our development efforts,” said McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns ‘87.

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Topics: Alumni News, honor fund, class of 1984, development

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