UPDATE FROM ALUMNI MELISSA MILLER 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)
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 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 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
SAD NEWS 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"
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.
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PICK ME UP 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.
For more music videos from Orchestra Naif, please go to our Music page.
ALONE TOGETHER 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.
ENJOY A WONDERFUL TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE 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. (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!
ALUMNI INTERNIST & EPIDEMIOLOGIST 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."
SELF-DECLARATION HEALTH FORMS NOW REQUIRED posted 9 March 2020
TO: ALL AES MEMBERS TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY
FROM: THE DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
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 origin.
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.
DELHI "VISA WALLAH" SEEKS MAGICAL 10,000 GOAL 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.
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)