For the Love of Liberal Arts

John “J.S.” and Carolyn Stephens’ long-time support of liberal arts education in Milwaukee inspired a gift that ensures their message will continue to impact lives for years to come. Retired teacher and administrator John “J.S.” Stephens’ six-decade career at USM began inauspiciously. After graduating from Amherst College and earning his master’s in teaching from Harvard University in 1957, the Vermont native taught for one year … Continue reading For the Love of Liberal Arts

Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

’50s PATSY (STRATTON) SCHROEDER MDS’59 became an internet sensation when a video of her singing and playing her ukulele while sheltering in place at home in Naples, Florida, was shared by her granddaughter Maggie Schroeder ’12 on Facebook, and picked up by Milwaukee Magazine. Check out the video at ’60s ROB WATSON ’67 won the 70–74 age group division for the 2019 Ironman Barcelona … Continue reading Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2019-20

We celebrate the lives of the following alumni and friends, whose deaths were recently shared with us. We are thankful for their friendship. Charles “Charlie” Michael Burton ’15 Charles “Charlie” Michael Burton ’15 passed away peacefully at home in Fox Point, Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 2019, after an eight-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer. Burton was a USM lifer, beginning in prekindergarten … Continue reading In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2019-20

In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Audrey H. Arndt passed away on Oct. 6, 2019 at the age of 95. She began her career in 1945 during World War II as a member of the Women’s Army Corps as chief clerk at McCaw General Hospital, near Ft. Walla Walla, Washington. After being honorably discharged in 1946, she went to work for Milwaukee Country Day School as secretary to the headmaster, remaining … Continue reading In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Alumni Salute to Service

In an effort to recognize and honor alumni who have previously served or are currently serving our country, the Alumni Association is creating an alumni veteran registry and a service recognition program that will include a memorial, reflection, and appreciation space on campus. It is our hope that this program will provide a space for all our community members—veterans and non-veterans alike—to pause and remember … Continue reading Alumni Salute to Service

It’s Just Lunch

When USM’s tradition of assigned seating at lunches gained national attention, alumni were invited back to see for themselves how school lunches have—or have not—changed since they were students. Each alumna/us was seated at an Upper School table and had a chance to connect with students and swap stories. Any noticeable changes? “The new Jack Olson ’67 Commons is a beautiful space to eat lunch … Continue reading It’s Just Lunch