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May 2017

Class of 1970

Craig Meredith celebrated his 20th anniversary as the Admissions Director at the John Cooper School in Woodland, Texas. While private and independent schools around the country have suffered drop in numbers, under Craig’s leadership, John Cooper has experienced growing enrollment to 1,200 students per year with an average graduating class size of 105 seniors.
 

Class of 1971

Suzanne Davoust Below passed away on April 6, 2017, at her Evansville home. She was a 1971 graduate of Harrison High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from The University of Evansville. Suzy was a dancer, teacher, poet and gardener. She loved children and founded the Montessori School of McCutchanville.
 
Suzanne alternated between living in Indiana and in France, teaching both adults and children to express themselves through dance. She was a member of several dance and music troupes and was not afraid of hard work. She was a professional story teller, reader for the blind, artist, class IV kayaker, seamstress, hat maker, and accomplished roofer. She was also an avid cyclist, completing 11 Hilly Hundreds and a two month bike journey from Evansville to Seattle with a friend.
 

Class of 1977

Ariane Edmundson (Cox) won first place at the Galveston Art League’s spring juried art show. Her watercolor on canvas entitled Eater Re-Start, was a brightly colored depiction of cows. Ariane, who is a full-time art instructor with the Fairbanks Independent School District opened The Painter Sister art gallery in Magnolia, Texas, in 2001. Over the years she has held private shows and done work on commission for clientele in the greater Houston, Texas, area. Lately, Ariane has become interested in Art Therapy and the use of art media to express the Self. 
 

Class of 1983

Libby Raab (Fitzsimmons), an architect in Palo Alto, California, was a featured contributor to the “Dreams Happen” gala - a biennial fundraising event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating the homes of low-income neighbors in the South Bay area. Ten design-build teams (including Facebook) created one-of-a-kind children’s play pads to raise money for the charity. Each play pad was custom-designed with unique accents, and nearly all had operational doors and windows, with designs inspired by midcentury-modern, fantasy, artisan hipster retail. Libby Raab Architecture presented “The Skygazer,” a two story modern-unit featuring moveable doors, windows, and skylight.
 
Libby earned her Bachelors in Architecture from Boston Architectural College after earning a BA in Psychology at DePauw University. In 1993, Libby began practicing architecture at east coast firms specializing in healthcare and corporate work, then designed independent residential projects. After relocating to California she joined a Menlo Park-based firm in 2004, where she has designed a wide range of private residences over the past thirteen years.
 

Class of 2007 

Marcus Hester celebrates five years as a New York Life financial advisor this year. Marcus, who was featured in a Courier N’ Press article, is also involved with the United Way of Southwestern Indiana and does service on its Young Leaders United steering committee. He’s a member of the Rotaract Club, the Green River Kiwanis Club, and the Black Chamber of Commerce. Marcus also serves as an ambassador for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and is an appointee to the Commission on the Social Status of African American Males. In addition, he serves on the committee for the annual Family Day in the Park and the planning committee for the Evansville African American Museum’s annual gala.
 

Class of 2008

Megan Collins and husband, Robbie, welcomed Harrison Collins to the world on April 10, 2017. Megan returned to school in recent days to show off her handsome son to her fourth grade students and to all the teachers in the Primary School. We wish you all the best, Megan!