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posted 9 May 2020

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)

posted 12 April 2020

We are sad to report the death of beloved AIS/AES English
teacher, James R. Pepperling, Jr. yesterday. Rest in peace,
Mr. Pepperling. You will be missed by all of us.

Please click on the link below for more information.
Forbes Funeral Home Obituary

posted 11 April 2020

Remember to wash your hands! Last month, 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.

posted 9 April 2020

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 mem-
ories are forever."

Celebrate our 2020 Seniors by sharing your senior picture. Please email your photo to for posting on our alumni website.

posted 8 April 2020

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.

posted 7 April 2020
It has been a week since we received the very sudden and sad news about Sunil Mahajan'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.

posted 1 April 2020
We just received the very sad news of Sunil Mahajan's passing this morning. A very big loss for our Class of
1974 and the entire AIS/AES Community. May you rest
in peace, Sunil. His sister, Anju Mahajan Narang (AES Class of 1978), 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"

posted 4 April 2020

The AIS/AES Alumni Association board would like you all to know
that we are thinking of our members, friends, and families Ė around
the world. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all.

Please click on image for enlargement

Covid-19 Semi-Lockdown, PICK ME UP, From Orchestra Naif
posted 30 March 2020

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. Dance party!

For more music videos from Orchestra Naif, please go to our Music page.

COVID-19/2020 Pandemic/Stay Home
posted 28 March 2020

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.

posted 19 March 2020

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. ( 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!

In addition, you'll find AIS photos online that were contributed by alumni, Suzanne Fricke, Barry Rogers, Joe King and many more at

posted 17 March 2020

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is also PI of the KPWHRI Vaccine and Treat-
ment Evaluation Unit network siteóone of nine network sites that the National Institutes of Health sponsors."

Please note in the Kaiser Permanente article in the CV link, that Lisa lists AES on the first line!

posted 9 March 2020

DATE: 9 March 2020

Dear Parents and Staff Members,

With upcoming holidays and spring break at the end of this
month, many AES'ers will be traveling. As you know, passengers returning from abroad can expect thermal screening. According
to the government, as of yesterday a total of 726,122 travelers
from 7,108 flights had been screened for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
at airports in India. As the airports build up their capacity, more
and more flights will be screened regardless of their point of

A new requirement at the airport has prompted this quick message to everyone. Please click on this link to read more details and to prepare yourself for an easier
re-entry into India.

Click here to print and fill out new form.

posted 8 March 2020
posted 4 March 2020 (on Facebook)

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.

Please click on image to read more.

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Web Editors
Pages 1-3: Tim Brown (AIS Class of 1970)
Page 4: Stefan Rykowski (son of Anne Weathersby, AIS Class of 1965)
Pages 5-29: Mary Flanagan Williamson (Assoc. President, AIS Class of 1974)
Pages 30 & 31: Mary Flanagan Williamson (Director Emeritus; AIS Class of 1974)

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