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YAM Notes: March/April 2007

By Gregory A. Weiss

First, some news of the kind we least like to hear. Doug Metcalf passed away on December 28 in Fort Washington, Maryland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and officer and served on nuclear submarines (USS Nathanael Greene and USS Woodrow Wilson) in the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. After naval service, he was an officer and/or senior consulting engineer with two Washington-based nuclear engineering consulting firms. Most recently he was semi-retired and a self-employed engineering consultant.

Peter Gisolfi, one of our class’s extraordinary architects, has won yet another award. This time it is the William W. Caudill Citation as the top K–12 school among all entries in the 2006 American School & University Architectural Portfolio. The project was the new Science & Art Center for the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

Josh Jensen, one of our class’s extraordinary vintners, has also received some further kudos. In a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal Josh’s 2004 Central Coast Chardonnay was named the nation’s top chardonnay under $20.

By the time this is published the annual class ski mini-reunion in Vail will have come and gone. We will eagerly await their report and bring it to you in the next issue of the magazine. The striking thing about the reports of the past ski mini-reunions is that they talk more about the eating and drinking than the skiing. Will this year be different?