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Alumnae/i

Welcome

Whether or not you graduated from The Bush School—if you attended even for just one year—you are a member of the Bush alumnae/i community and an invaluable part of the history and the future of the school. The Bush School Alumnae/i Office strives to keep alumnae/i engaged in the school community and connected to teachers, classmates, and friends.
Events and News
Bush Alumnae/i Ring in the Holidays at The Garage
More than 50 Bush alumnae/i, faculty, and administration including new Head of School Percy L. Abram, Ph.D., gathered at The Garage for the annual Holiday Party featuring food, drink, and bowling.




The Bush Alumnae/i Community Keeps Growing
A big congratulations to the Class of 2014 on joining our caring, engaged and accomplished alumnae/i community on June 8, 2014! Class of 2014 graduates are heading to great colleges this summer.

We want to thank many of you for your involvement in the life of the school during this past 2013-2014 academic year. Our Career Day, featuring a number of incredible alumnae/i, as well as Alumnae/i Speaker Series and College Brunch were great highlights for Upper School students. Many thanks to everyone who made our Reunion Weekend 2014 a success. The Tour of Hidden Art on the Bush Campus was memorable and would not have happened without alumnae/i interest in this project. Special thanks to past teacher Chick Chickadel for being an outstanding Hidden Art tour guide and to Dennis Evans for doing research of artworks on our campus.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our alumnae/i events during 2014-2015 academic year. If you want to organize an event, or have a great idea for our alumnae/i program, please let us know. We love hearing from you!
Sincerely,

Svetlana Beggs ‘94, Assistant Director of Development, Alumnae/i Relations
Claire Stimson, Development Assistant 

Profiles
Preethi Raghu ’05 Returns to Kindergarten at Bush
“Today, I see an even stronger school-wide commitment to diversity reflected in the student body and the school’s renewed use of community spaces.”
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Confronting Homophobia and Breaking Down Stereotypes: A Conversation with Filmmaker and LGBTQ Community Activist Johnny Symons ’83
“I decided to tell stories that helped reveal the complexity and diversity of the gay community—confronting homophobia, breaking down stereotypes, and helping young people come out and make healthy sexual choices.”
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Finding Common Ground: Lucy Moore ’62 and Mediating Environmental Conflict
“If we can sit together, listen to each other, learn from each other—and develop some mutual respect, maybe even a shred of trust—that is just as important as the substantive resolution… ”
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The Intersection of Gender, Resources, and Health in America: A Conversation with Kelly Knight ’87
“One message I remember from the faculty at Bush was this: ‘Participate in the world, find your passion, and make a difference.’”

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Q&A with Erin Gainey '04: Design Trailblazer
Erin Gainey ’04 is a co-founder of the new Seattle Design Foundation, which recently turned two years-old and is currently gaining exciting momentum. Svetlana Beggs ’94 congratulated Erin and asked her a few questions about running a non-profit organization, mentoring up-and-coming artists, and how her experiences at Bush launched her on her path.

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Meet the Staff
Svetlana Beggs
Assistant Director of Development-Alumnae/i Relations
(206) 326-7777
Grad Year: 1994

Claire Stimson
Development Administrative Assistant
(206) 326-7776
Alumni Event Photos
Holiday Party 2014
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Published: 12/16/2014
Alumni 2014 Welcome Art Show
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Published: 6/20/2014
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Campus Happenings
Remembering Manvel Schauffler (1924-2013)
Longtime educator in the Pacific Northwest, former head of Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, and former Bush teacher and administrator, Manvel Schauffler died earlier this year. He was 88 years old. Fondly known as "Schauff," Manvel was a legendary educator. He was dean of faculty at Bush from 1982-1992 and also taught Middle School history.

Several Bush alumnae/i and teachers share their fondest memories:

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