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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

A full field enjoys Duck Day Golf Tournament 2017

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 14, 2017

For the ninth year, the Duck Day Golf Tournament was a huge success both in terms of participation and funds raised.

Andrew Forrester '01, Brandon Waters '00, Derek Steele and Mark Harrell were the top foursome of the 30 teams participating in the 2017 Duck Day Golf Tournament on May 9 at Council Fire Golf Club.

With a full field of 120 golfers on a beautiful day at Council Fire Golf Club on May 9, the 2017 event was the largest ever, and more than $26,000 was raised to benefit the Duck Day Scholarship Fund to help a talented Chattanooga boy attend McCallie. Since the beginning of this event, almost $150,000 has been raised.

For the second year in a row, the team of Andrew Forrester '01, Brandon Waters '00, Derek Steele and Mark Harrell were the top foursome of the 30 teams participating. Will Haisten '96, Nick Wilkinson '96, Michael Garvich '96 and Ryan Coulter '96 finished second in the tournament.

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Topics: Alumni News, development, duck day

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