Classmates 1984 - 1989
I spent a few years at AES - 1981 to1982 and graduated in 1984, with my junior year at the Desert American School in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I've lived in Dallas since 1985 with a few breaks in between. As of late, it has been great reconnecting with AES friends via reunions and more. Those AES days were fabulous!!
My name is François GALAS and I'm a graduate of AES class of 1984. I heard of your web site by Fabien TABARLY ('85).
A little bit of history (and geography): I arrived in 1980 in Delhi and was, as far as I know, the first French citizen in AIS/AES.
After '84 I went back to France, my country, took my last year of French high school and graduated (again). Then, I went in Switzerland to do what I longed for: a Swiss Hotel School of Managment.
After a few years of wandering => (Cruise liners in the carabeans,waiter in Spain, Restaurant Manager around france ..) I joined a firm specialized in Food Management in private clinics based in Angoulême, France, as West France Director. Read more from François.
After graduating in '84, our family (see Shannon, '86) moved to Washington DC, where I spent 5 years trying to make sense of 80s American music, fashion, politics and culture. Failing miserably, I followed an alluring lunatic to Austin, Texas. Paid rent as a book store clerk, record store clerk, camping supply clerk, pre-
school teacher, and nanny before opening an upscale Northern Italian vegetarian restaurant. We had a wonderful baby girl (Francesca); unfortunately soon after her mom divorced me to marry one of the waiters. Read more from Jordan.
Rizuan Husain email@example.com writes, "I left AES and went to college at Rutgers Unversity in New Jersey. Worked for Continenal Airlines after that. Currently am a Directior of sales for TNT (The Dutch Post Office Group). Recently got married and still travel the world."
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I took about six months maternity leave, returning at the end of November - only to leave again mid-February as Rob had (finally) completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Viticulture (He is still to finish BAS Wine Science) and had accepted a position at a winery interstate (actually only about 1 hr 45 from where we were living, but too far to commute for me, plus, I was very over my job!). We are renting a place in a tiny village called Chiltern (about three hours drive north east of Melbourne, 6 hours south west of Sydney). I am not interested in going back into a stressful, busy, management role so have been applying for lower-level positions. If nothing comes of any of these, I will try to set up a little business of my own doing PR/editing/Event Management. Nicole
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My brothers and I attended AES from December 1985 through May 1988. I graduated with the class of ’87 and went on to the University of Virginia (Class of ’91) and then Wake Forest University School of Law (Class of ’94).
I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1994, and I am a lawyer with a practice that focuses on representing public schools around in the U.S. in cases involving students with disabilities. In my spare time, I surf, ski, play the banjo, read and travel. Read more from Wendy
Stephanie Smith lived down the street from me in High School. I used to sneak down to her place on school nights to escape my confines and to "study." "Studying" was an innocent and nefarious mix of gossip, smoking cigarettes and listening to Billy Ocean (blame Steph) or Bob Marley. We were sixteen, full of questions, curiosities and crushes. Sounds like a normal American childhood right? Well, except for the fact that the neighborhood was the Vasant Vihar section of New Delhi, India and our classmates were kids from sixty other countries.
When we took a weekend trip it was to the biggest gathering of camels in the world or the Taj Mahal. And we never knew how long it would be before we got on a plane to our new hometown. It was a strange way to grow up. Read more from Jason.
My four sisters and I attended AES (during 1982 - 1987) and three out of the five of us graduated from AES. The fourth, Mary Ann, graduated from Greenwich High School after my parents were transferred from India to NY City in 1986. Here goes it - Update on the Lugos (1984, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2002):
Fatima (1984): Is living in Connecticut with my parents, mother of a 16 year old (whom we adore, his name is Diego) and in Nursing School. Read more from Rosalba
Ethan is adjusting well to his new role as the big brother, and Jerry and I are slowly adjusting to the fact that we will be sleep deprived for the rest of our lives!! Hahaha! Read more from Monique
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I finished high school in 1987 at then enrolled at Murdoch University (again in Perth) to study veterinary medicine. I completed that course in 1992 and have been a veterinarian ever since. In 1999 I completed my Membership exams for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and in 2002 I completed memberships for the second time but in Radiology. I currently am studying for the same again, this time around in Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
As a veterinarian I have worked in South Australia, Western Australia and a brief stint in Singapore. Initially I worked with farm animals and horses but have settled into small animal practice (cats and dogs). I am currently employed as staff surgeon at the Cottesloe Animal Hospital in Perth. In March 2005 year I took office as President of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Away from work there's not much to tell. I remain a bachelor although my mother remains ever hopeful. I remain extremely clever at committing to nothing in life although I did buy real estate for the first time ever in September last year. I have a random collection of short lived hobbies, currently they include studying, white-water canoeing and drinking wine.
Hope that information is useful! I can go into more detail if you need but the details would be pretty vague at best. Something about that last hobby of mine makes some memories a little sketchy!!
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Sorry I've been incommunicado for a while, but I kind of got busy for a while. I moved to a small town called Lima (still in Ohio) which is about halfway between Toledo and Dayton. I juggle various tasks, alternately working in a Family Practice, doing shifts in the Emergency Room, following patients in the hospital, and now helping take care of my two-and-a-half year old toddler Rishabh and his little brother. I tried to log on to the old Alumni forum once in a (long) while but apparently everyone else must have been similarly busy. It was nice getting those occasional emails from Sophie. I hope to hear back from you all, and I trust that everyone is doing well.
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My name is Andres Marin, class of 89 graduate. I arrived in Delhi in 1987 and spent two of the most wonderful and exciting years of my existence in that place. Everything is different (in a good way) and new. It is great to be in contact with so many people who have had the same background, known the same places and exper-
ienced the same culture... Read more from Andres.
My brother and I attended AES from 1986-1989. We graduated in '89.
When my father got the transfer to New Delhi, believe me I was not thrilled. I couldn't imagine leaving Japan to go live in India. Fortunately for me, New Delhi ended being one of the most enjoyable times in my life.
While attending AES, I was able to make lifelong friendships, and see life multi-culturally. One of my closest and dearest friends to this day Kim Umemoto, and I keep in touch daily; we were actually in each other's wedding. Read more from Grace.
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