Reshaping
Education

Few professions chosen by Williston graduates are more popular than education, with many hundreds of alumni currently working as teachers, coaches, professors, and administrators at schools around the world.

Histories of
the Deep

Maritime detective David Hebb ’61
has made a career of finding legendary shipwrecks.

And the
Winner Is…

Ann Dowd ’74 fell in love with theater at Williston.
She won an Emmy for her role in "The Handmaid's Tale."

O’Ree and Me

Bryant McBride ’84 celebrates the life of a hockey
pioneer with a film that’s about much more than the game

Oliver Hild

Modern Man

In Chicago, street art aficionado and gallery owner
Oliver Hild ’88 expands into new creative territory

Person of Interest

Trust, empathy, and a little street Arabic: Robert Grenier ’72 talks about what it takes to be a CIA agent.

The Changing Campus

Williston Northampton's campus continues to dramatically evolve as part of the school's strategic plan. Click below to read stories about our new Residential Quad, Center for Academic Success, turf fields, and much more.

Alumni News

williston-to-break-ground-on-new-dorm Williston to Break Ground on New Girls Dorm

Head of School Robert W. Hill III last week announced that the Williston Northampton School will begin construction on a new girls dormitory this summer. The 40-bed residence hall, with four attached faculty homes, is slated to open in the fall of 2020, and will complete the plan for the school’s Residential Quad, which began...

new-dugouts Field of Dreams

New Carpenter Field Dugouts are a timely gift   Visitors to Williston baseball games this spring will be greeted by the sight of two fresh new dugouts, built with a generous gift from Martha and Walter McLaughlin P’12, ’14. The dugouts will provide many benefits to players and fans alike, adding not only coverage from...

ann-dowd-williston-commencement Ann Dowd ’74 Commencement Speech

Introduction by Head of School Robert W. Hill III Ann Dowd’s Emmy acceptance speech for A Handmaid’s Tale went viral. You may have seen it. And it went viral because it was an incredibly authentic moment, and I subsequently watched in on her interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show (that happens to be...

Reshaping Education

Few professions chosen by Williston graduates are more popular than education, with many hundreds of alumni currently working as teachers, coaches, professors, and administrators at schools around the world. Among these are a number of alumni whose work places them squarely in today’s educational hot spots, confronting the tough issues—testing, charter schools, curriculum, college counseling—that...

Educating for a Sustainable World

Ellie Molyneux ’04 Director of Sustainability and Fourth Grade Teacher Greenwich Country Day School Greenwich, CT Ellie Molyneux’s work as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer at schools around the world has left her with a passionate belief in the importance of one often-overlooked subject: sustainability. “It needs to be in the school mission, it...

Empowering the Future Leaders of Hawaii

Alex Teece ’04 Chief Education Officer and Co-founder DreamHouse ’Ewa Beach Charter School ’Ewa Beach, HI “We talk about advocacy and empowerment and developing leaders—we need to give our kids opportunities to lead. We need to give our kids opportunities to advocate.” Alex Teece was a newly minted seventh-grade English teacher, working for Teach for...

Striking an Assessment Balance

Nell Frame ’05 Senior Manager,  Assessment Products and Strategy KIPP Foundation Frisco, TX As a student, Nell Etheredge Frame enjoyed school so much that before coming to Williston as a seventh grader, she signed up for optional summer school classes. There was just one aspect of school that the future White Blazer winner didn’t love:...

Supporting Foster Care Students

Alexa Hudson ’04 Director, University of Utah First Star Academy Salt Lake City, UT “What keeps our students coming back is the love they have for each other, for the staff, and for feeling like they are a part of something.” When Alexa Hudson meets incoming students at the University of Utah’s First Star Academy,...

Helping Students Achieve and Succeed

Amadi Slaughter ’08 College Advisor Wight Foundation Newark, NJ “I’ve always felt that education was the tool by which we could level the playing field, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, or race.” Amadi Slaughter’s educational mission is all about opening school doors for students—and ensuring that once they get inside, they thrive. Slaughter is the...

Opening the World for Students

Kevin Yochim ’10 Student Engagement Officer ISEP,  Arlington, VA Like sharing a dorm room and enduring all-night cram sessions, studying abroad may seem an expected rite of passage for college students, but Kevin Yochim points out that fewer than 10 percent of students actually do it. “It’s really not a thing that a lot of...

Educating the Whole Student

Corinne Fogg ’99 Director of Curriculum and Professional Development Stone Ridge School of the Sacred  Heart Bethesda, MD “We’ve put children up against impossible standards.” As the director of curriculum and professional development at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls Catholic school in Bethesda, Maryland, Corinne Fogg is deeply involved in all...

Fitch Flip-Turns into the Record Books

While at Williston, David Fitch ’17 seemed to break a record every time he got into the pool, and his streak continues in college. In March, he broke two records during the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship for the Kenyon College Lords. First, he won the 100-yard butterfly in NCAA-record time, using an...

Majoring in Start-Ups

As if finals weren’t enough, these young alums are launching businesses while in college   Crooked Paths Co: Don Battimelli ’17 and Nick Day ’17 created this hip lifestyle apparel brand as “two college students hoping to find their way.” Their ethos? “Life’s crooked, sometimes the wrong way may just be the right way.” Whatever...

Voting Matters

Former New York Times reporter Catherine Saint Louis ’92 takes a look at voter suppression in a new three-part podcast, called Shut Out, that debuted on Huffington Post in December. As Saint Louis notes, an American citizen can be disenfranchised for a messy signature or not having the right ID. The series profiles one woman...

Hidden Stories

Christina Ayele Djossa ’10 is always on the lookout for a good story. But the reporter and audio producer doesn’t want to tell just any old tale. What motivates her is finding overlooked subjects and sharing them. “I look at blind spots in media coverage,” she said. “I try to find the people and stories...

athletic-signng-williston-college-athlete Ten Students to Play at the College Level

A spring signing ceremony on May 16 honored 10 students who have committed to college athletic programs next fall. Families, coaches, and friends of the athletes were in attendance in the lobby of the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center as Director of Athletics Mark Conroy summarized these seniors’ accomplishments. Distance runner Sophia Prouty of Southampton...

Zen & the Art of Cycling

For Lee Hawkes ’60, a 27-speed bicycle is a ticket to long-distance adventures and clarity of mind Retirement has not slowed down Lee Hawkes ’60. A mechanical engineer whose career brought him to London, Singapore, and Hong Kong, the 76-year-old now explores the world from the saddle of a 27-speed road bicycle. His two-wheeled adventures...

O’Ree and Me

Bryant McBride ’84 celebrates the life of a hockey pioneer with a film that’s about much more than the game When Bryant McBride ’84 was a young boy growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he learned the story of Willie O’Ree—and he was angry. Up until then, McBride had thought he would be the...

Eye Witness

The profound and powerful images of award-winning photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman ’02 speak volumes Photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman ’02 is having a blockbuster year. On assignment more than she is home in Austin, Texas, Panich-Linsman covers the most pressing issues of our day, from immigration to natural disasters, as well as topics that pique a personal interest,...

Histories of the Deep

Maritime detective David Hebb ’61 has made a career of finding legendary shipwrecks. Historian by training and adventurer by nature, he loves the intellectual challenges posed by his work. The treasure is just a side benefit. Research historian David Hebb ’61 is very good at finding things. Specifically, he is good at finding treasure. Gold...