Joan Hankins (former faculty) & Bruce “Bruno” Hankins '53
When high school soccer began to establish itself here in the 1970s, many athletes were skinny football players who did not know a thing about soccer. For them, “off sides” existed only in American football, which is not the same “futbol” that other youth were enjoying around the world. Yet, for undersized athletes who could run and were athletic, soccer sounded inviting. The issue was that many high school soccer players had little, if any, youth playing experience to lean on.
Stuart has been an Episcopal priest for 32 years and retired in 2014 after serving as rector of Christ Church, Georgetown, in Washington DC for 23 years. Prior to that he served for five years at St. Thomas 5th Avenue in New York City.
Called out of retirement in June 2015, Stuart is presently the Vicar of the Washington National Cathedral. In March of this year, he presided and preached at the funeral of former First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Stuart is married to Frances Prescott and they have three grown children, Alison, Stuart, and Margaret Grace who is graduating from The College of Charleston.
Tim Lord ’83
This year the DreamYard Project, co-founded by Tim Lord, MV class of '83, is honoring Charles Pillsbury “Charlie” Lord (Tim’s father) for all his work helping to build the organization. DreamYard,
www.dreamyard.com, is an arts and social justice organization in the Bronx recognized as one of the top youth arts programs in the country by the White House and recently featured in the December 7, 2015 issue of the New Yorker magazine “Bronx Dreams.” Charlie was a founding Board member; "Over the years, I have relied on my Dad for advice and insights, especially around building a community at DreamYard through building and supporting a great team of people. Dad is so incredible at working with people- as I am sure everyone at Maumee Valley who was there in the late 70's remembers," says Tim. Charlie was Assistant Head at Maumee Valley from 1976-1979, his wife Gay Lord taught Art History and twins Tim and Charlie and sister Deirdre were in the middle school during those years. DreamYard trustee Erickson “EB” Blakney ’83 says, “Charlie is this brilliant mix of wisdom, wit, and whimsy. It’s been fun and I’ve learned a good deal serving alongside him on the board.” Both Charlie and Gay now live in Westwood, MA, outside of Boston. Meanwhile, younger Charlie is a co-founder and Principal at Renew Energy Partners, a firm with deep expertise in energy retrofit technology, analysis, optimization, implementation and financing; Deirdre Lord is the co-founder and CEO of The Megawatt Hour, a web-based platform that is designed for finance professionals, energy and facilities managers and consultants seeking better energy outcomes.
Picture: DreamYard Co-Founder Tim Lord ’83 with Blake and Weezie Foster Stoddard ’82, Head of School Gary Boehm, and Erickson Blakney ’83 volunteering at the DreamYard Preparatory School in the Bronx last year.
Rick Deichert ’12
Rick led a record-breaking effort for Men's Golf at 2016 OAC Championships.
He fired a 1-under par 71 in the final round to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team to a record-breaking performance at the 2016 round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Friday-Sunday at River Greens Golf Course. Rick was one of three Ohio Northern golfers to earn All-Conference accolades with a top-10 finish. Rick’s score broke the previous school record by five strokes. He also became the first Ohio Northern golfer to earn All-Conference honors three times in his career.