FROM AES COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE posted 5 December 2016
The AES Communications office is working on some new admissions materials. They want to hear from you!
What did you gain from your education at AES? If you would like to answer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your name, nationality, year of graduation or dates/grades of attendance at AIS/AES. Please keep your answer to 30 words or less. Your submission may be included on the school's website, in admissions materials, or in other promotional documents.
I have had a lot of free time recently, and I decided to finally edit the footage I had taken at the 2001 reunion. It is sobering that we have lost many friends in the last 15 years; on the flip side, some of the children shown are now adults!
-Ted Beck (Class of 1969)
I was watching the TV sitcom, "New Girl," and wanted to read a bit about the actors. I discovered one of the characters, played by Hannah Simone, attended AES!
Although I don't know her graduating year, AES is mentioned by name in her bio on Wikipedia. - Daniela Avitabile (Class of 1977)
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No doubt you've heard of the alumni group trip to India this past September, with a visit to AES. I've made up a PowerPoint with photos I took of the AES campus
and put in contrast with what those locations looked back then when we were there.
- Taka Yamanouchi (Class of 1970)
Please click here to see Taka's wonderful presentation.
posted 25 October 2016
We're happy to have the 2016 AES Elementary School Yearbook scanned and online now. Following soon will be the 2016 Middle School and 2016 High School yearbook postings.
To view the 2016 Elementary School yearbook, click on this link: http://aisaes.org/2016_AES_ES_Yearbook(web).pdf
For viewing of all AIS or AES yearbooks, please click here.
Sunil Mahajan (Class of 1974) hosted AES'ers Debbie Daugherty (Class of 1975) and Krista Pohli Rose (Class of 1978) on a trip to Bhutan for a few days and then to Bangkok, where Sunil and Bordin Unakul (Class of 1979) reside. The four met for lunch at The North Park Golf Club on the ladies' last day in Bangkok.
(l-r): Bordin Unakul, Krista Pohli Rose, Deborah Daugherty, and Sunil Mahajan
BAPU KHADI EXHIBITION DOWN UNDER posted 19 October 2016
Sunaina Suneja (Class of 1975) is currently in Brisbane, Australia, for the Bapu Khadi Exhibition (18-22 October 2016) and is pictured above talking to Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk, about her khadi display.
Sunaina has been working with khadi for 30 years now, advocating its wearability and its message through published articles, TV interviews, talks, exhibitions, fashion shows and presentations aimed at an Indian and international clientele. Developed over the years through hands-on work with craftspeople, she brings her own aesthetic sensitivity, appreciation and respect of traditional crafts onto the canvas of khadi.
She has also worked extensively with other textile crafts of India, most prominently, indigo and the revival of an essential aspect of Phulkari embroidery in the villages of Punjab.
ALUMNI GROUP VISITS AES posted 30 September 2016
I wanted to send you photos from the school of our group's visit last week. I canít believe it was only a short week ago. Tina Thuermer arranged our visit with the school, and it was delightful.
We were received so graciously by the students, faculty and administration. Read more about the group's visit to AES and see more photos.
- Cindy Jones Ondrak (Class of 1969)
INDIA TRIP 16-24 Sept 2016
postings started on 20 Sept 2016
A "very-happy-to-be-on-this-trip" Leslie Hiebert (Class of 1973) is currently traveling in India with an alumni group of 12 and has shared some of her photos with us. This group will be visiting AES on Friday, 23 September 2016. Thanks for sharing, Leslie!! Continue enjoying your trip!!
Click here to see more of Leslie's photos.
Our AES family held us in the palm of their hands and prayed for my brother Willie (Class of 1976) and all those effected on 9/11/2001.
Read more from Terry Kelly Jones (Class of 1979)
From Cherie Studwell Lazaroff (Class of 1965)
posted 4 September 2016
Just finished an interesting book other alumni might like to know about: "A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis...", by Meera Subramanian. Considers the possibilities of development on the micro scale,
restoring natural ecosystems along the way. Reflects several years of recent research.
From Peggy Naumann (Class of 1975)
posted 3 September 2016
For those interested in novels about India, I strongly recommend Amulya Malladi's "The Mango Season." A daughter who has been living in the US for seven years returns to tell her family she's engaged to an American.
They are arranging for her to meet a "nice Indian boy." Really well done.
AES welcomed US Secretary of State John Kerry to campus on Thursday (31 August 2016). He encouraged our students to study multiple world languages, related to the realities of moving around the globe, and applauded efforts to engage in service.