American International School / American Embassy School -- New Delhi, India AIS/AES Alumni Association, Inc.,
UPDATE FROM ALUMNI MELISSA MILLER
ALOT HAS HAPPENED! I lived in India from 1960-62 and attended the old Taj school while there.
Since I last posted anything many years ago, a lot has happened to me. I turned 71 this past April; my sister Melinda (AIS Class of 1965) passed away
in 2017; and I have a boyfriend of four years. I moved to Pleasant Hill, Caifornia, in 2013; I wrote a book about my life overseas; and I live in an apartment for older people. I am very happy and content.
-Melissa Miller (AIS Class of 1967)
We are sad to report the death of beloved AIS/AES English teacher, James R. Pepperling, Jr. on 11 April 2020. Rest in peace, Mr. Pepperling. You will be missed by all of us.
Remember to wash your hands! In March, before the lockdown took affect, one of our Tiger Cubs gave AES Director, Jim Laney, Jr. a personal demonstration on the right way to wash hands and to greet each other at this time.
WANTED: SENIOR PHOTOS
Great suggestion from Eric Hols (AES Class of 1976)
"My heart goes out to the graduating seniors who will miss out on all the pomp and circumstance of graduation due to the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown. I think it would be nice to show our support for them by posting our old senior yearbook pictures to share with them. Graduation is an event - education and the memories are forever."
Celebrate our 2020 Seniors by sharing your senior picture. Please email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on our alumni website.
We share sad news from Tom Martindale (AIS Class of 1974) on the passing of his wife, Susan M. Martindale, on 1 April 2020.
"My Sweet, Sweet Susie passed away peacefully, holding my hand, at 5:26 am this morning. I will miss her terribly. She was 'The Love of My Life,'
my 'Susie Sunshine,' my 'Sweet Babboo.' She was an amazing lady. Sweet, Dignified, Compassionate, Caring & Classy.
You may post her obituary on our alumni Facebook page and website."
Our condolences to the Martindale Family and may Sue rest in peace.
TRIBUTE TO SUNIL MAHAJAN It has been a week since we received the very sudden and sad news about Sunil Maha- jan's (AIS Class of 1974) death. His sister, Anju Mahajan Narang (AES Class of 1978), received a beautiful tribute to Sunil from his college friends--all whom lovingly nicknamed him "Woody."
Anju obtained permission from Sunil's college friends to share their TRIBUTE to this great man with his AIS/AES Family. Rest in peace, Sunil.
SAD NEWS We received the very sad news of Sunil Mahajan's passing on 1 April 2020. A very big loss for our Class of 1974 and the entire AIS/AES Community. May you rest in peace, Sunil.
His sister, Anju Narang, gave us permission to share her post.
"Sunil, I didnít get to see you. I didnít get to say goodbye. Youíve gone so suddenly that itís hard for me to believe. Rest In Peace, my dearest brother.
You fought your battle bravely till the end and I hope you are now with Dad and Mom like you wanted. And I hope Happy and Daisy are by your side again. Forever in my heart now. Iíll always miss you. Love you, Sunil"
THINKING OF YOU
The AIS/AES Alumni Association board would like you all to know that we are thinking of our members, friends, and families--around the world. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all.
PICK ME UP Covid-19 Semi-Lockdown, PICK ME UP, From Orchestra Naif
A timely vid from Orchestra Naif -- "Pick Me Up" -- a blues that goes bananas.
Performed by Joel Baird and Jeff Campbell, both AIS Class of 1973 (with studios in Vermont and Rome, respectively).
Special appearance by Jeff's son, Cameron, who currently lives and performs in Goa.
For more music videos from Orchestra Naif, please go to our Music page.
ALONE TOGETHER COVID-19/2020 Pandemic/Stay Home
Six feet apart. Or six miles apart. Or half a world away.
We stand with you - UNITED in spirit - as our nations fight the worldwide corona virus and we can return to our once-normal lives. Stay well. Stay safe.
ENJOY A WONDERFUL TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Many thanks to photographers, Taka Yamanouchi and Tim Brown (both AIS Class of 1970), for years of taking AIS/AES photos and to web editor, Mary Williamson, (AIS Class of 1974) for posting their photos (and many, many more) over the years on our alumni webpage. For those of us hunkered in our homes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there's a wonderful trip down memory lane waiting for you on our alumni site,
including a library of AIS and AES yearbooks. (https://aisaes.org/yearbooks.htm) All our online yearbooks are easy to download if you'd like and at no cost to you. Now is a good time to explore, enjoy and share the journey!
Our very own, Lisa A. Jackson (AES Class of 1980), "is an internist and infectious disease epidemiologist who has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies of vaccine safety and efficacy since 1991. Dr. Jackson is the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) principal investigator (PI) for the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project sponsored by the Cen- ters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is also PI of the KPWHRI Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit network siteóone of nine network sites that the National Institutes of Health sponsors."
Interesting article about alumni, Peter Kaestner (AIS Class of 1971) in the Hindustan Times, dated 4 March 2020, who has seen 9,258 bird species to date, nearly 90% of all known species which makes him the top birder globally on eBird.
We are a non-profit organization, which exists to keep our AIS/AES Community together and to help promote reunions and other activities. We also host our all-school AIS/AES Reunions every five years, where all alumni (whether they graduated from our school or not), faculty, staff and family members are invited.
We appreciate any contribution to help support our board administrative costs. Your donation helps pay our annual bills, such as the website and costs to keep it engaged and much more. Any remaining donations after our bills are paid is applied towards down payments for our reunions.
We suggest a small donation of $25 per calendar year; how- ever, we are grateful for any contribution. Help us keep connected!
ASSOCIATION MOTTO The theme for the AIS/AES Alumni Associationís 2015 Reunion, ďIndia Lives in All of Us,Ē captured the spirit of alumni who lived at one time in New Delhi and attended the
American Embassy School (formerly the American International School). Shortly after the success of the 2015 Reunion and the admiration of its theme lingered on, the Board voted unanimously to adopt "India Lives in All of Us as the association motto.
Click here to find seven decades of AIS and AES Yearbooks published by our school, beginning school year 1960-1961. Each yearbook is complete in PDF format for easy, free downloading.
THEN AND NOW Experience the enjoyment felt by many AIS/AES alumni who returned to Delhi and visited the school! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!
GOT NEWS? Classmates love hearing about each other.
Click here to send your news and photographs for posting on our website.
If you have a Facebook account, you're welcome to post on your own on our Timeline or request posting assistance from the administrator.
PS-We love photos!!