(Please click on image for enlargement). l-r: Kay, Mrs. Townsley, and Colleen
While I don't need any Hallmark push to remember our amazing mom, Eileen Hakim Townsley, with Mother's Day next week it gives me joy to share her with you. Brilliant, off-the-charts integrity and compassion. She saved many women from life-threatening situations, and inspired men and women to advance their lives through education. Because of that, each subsequent generation in those families has increased their level of education and success in life...starting in the 40's.
Click here to read more from Colleen Townslwy Brinkmann (Class of 1971).
Just look at these beautiful people! They are the Class of 2016, who will be graduating in just a few more weeks. Please join us in congratulating them and welcoming them to our alumni association.
Click here to read a short message from the Board of Directors.
There's a wonderful new book out now on AMAZON - written by AES alumni and author, Terin Tashi Miller.
From Terin Tashi Miller (Class of 1977): Standard Friends and Fans Offer: If you want your copy of The Other Country signed by me, either bring it to me if/when you see me; send it to me and I'll sign it and send it back; or, if more practical or convenient, let me know and I'll sign a bookplate you can put in it (special thanks due to Robert Olen Butler for the bookplate idea)...!
The high school vice-principal at AES, Beth Miller-Manchester, is leaving the school after 19 years. A group of students is putting together a farewell video for her, and they are hoping that AIS/AES alumni could be a part of it.
Please read this message from one of the students working on the video project. See how you can help.
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From newly-engaged Jenny Vera Jensen ( Class of 1993):
It was an AES/softball/Compounders Reunion! Thank you, Michele Dingess Noma (l) and Caryn Fleenor Gonzalez (r); (both Class of 1993). It was loads of fun! And thank you helping me celebrate my engagement with all that Sake!
Congratulations on your engagement, Christopher Sandlin and Jenny!
FROM THE AMERICAN EMBASSY SCHOOL, NEW DELHI posted 8 April 2016
We were honored, humbled and incredibly grateful today to hear from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His remarks were thoughtful, inspiring and humorous. "The past, we cannot change.
The future - there is always a possibility to change for a better future, a happy future." His message of compassion, trust and friendship applied to all, from our youngest students to our most experienced faculty and staff.
We are excited about today's visit of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Students, faculty and staff will be in the gym. We have arranged for live streaming, which you can watch from your home or office. The event runs from 10:00 am -11:30 am. -Paul Chmelik, AES Director
I came to India at the end of 1962. My father worked for Qantas (the Australian airline) as the area manager for New Delhi, Karachi and Bombay (Mumbai) as Qantas flew to those cities. We lived in the Diplomatic Quarter on Kautilya Marg. The house still stands but is very dilapidated. I enrolled at the "old Taj" and started school on the first day at the new school. Originally, I was born in Scotland so "my flag" was the Scottish one; and it was displayed with flags of various nationalities represented in the school. It was a welcoming touch.
Read more from Helen MacKay (Class of 1974) about her return visit to AES.
I found this in my mother's effects after she passed away last year. It was given to her in 1990 after her second tour in India. I thought the community here would like to see it. -Robert Bakley (Class of 1976)
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