American School of Paris - Alumni - 2018 Homecoming
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Write to us about your latest travels, alumni you have seen recently, a marriage, new addition to the family, or a job change. We love to hear from you.

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Alumni Stories

We will be adding stories here as we go. Read about the accomplishments of your fellow Rebels below. And if you haven't shared your story yet, please do!

2013 - Chris Castine

Hey everybody! Today I’ll be discussing my time at the American School of Paris (ASP) from 2011 to 2013.

Its modest-size campus lies just outside of the city in Saint Cloud. The front gate, manned by security checking student IDs, gives way to the reception area straight through to the gym, which is a floor above the cafeteria. I remember the French have a curious way of fitting so much, into so little space. After leaving the gym, the expanse of the campus comes into view. The path leads down the length of the campus with the classrooms on the left and sports fields on the right. Comparatively to Jefferson Forest High School (JF) in Lynchburg, ASP had all of the same amenities and more in a quarter of the space and an eight of the student population.

 

Read more on Chris' blog here

1970 - Bob Triulzi
Retired in 2008 after 32+ yrs. with General Motors having worked around the world. Currently a Private Consultant with engagements in the Middle East, Asia, U.S. Reside north of Houston, TX (Lake Conroe) with my wife of 42 years, Peggy. Two children and 3 grandkids live in the greater Houston area and oldest son & wife live in the Keys, FL. Still continue with my passion for Corvettes and fast cars. Life is good, thank God. If anyone is in the area, please give us a call. Best regards to all.
1958 - Thomas A. Kellermann

I wanted to share some of my thoughts/memories with you. My attendance at the American Community School of Paris (ACS) from 1956 to 1958 (there were two high schools at that time, ACS for children whose parents were employed by the private sector and U.S. Government civilian agencies, and the American School of Paris (APS) for children whose parents were employed by U.S. Government military organizations. For me it was an exceptionally rewarding experience. Mr Ernest Wedge, provided the needed leadership as Headmaster and he was supported by a highly gifted faculty, especially Mr. McKee for English, Mr. Donnelly for U.S. History and Ms. Robertson for World History. ACS provided me with the necessary educational foundation for completion of undergraduate/graduate studies at Indiana University and a 30 year career in the foreign service with the U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D.). It also provided me with the opportunity for making long lasting friendships with my classmates throughout my life.

1976 - Jan Ogren
I was in Paris from 1967 (when ASP moved to the old army campus) to 1976. My father, Ken Ogren, was an agricultural attache which was great because we traveled all over France sampling food and wine. He's turning 100 years-old this year and my third book, CHOOSE LIFE: POETRY, PROSE AND PHOTOGRAPHY is in honor of his philosophy of life. You can see a video of us reading from it at: http://www.janogren.net/choose-life.phpParis still feels like home to me. Enjoy the reunion! Wish I could be there.
1984 - Mark Morrison
Following graduation from ASP in 1984, I moved back to the U.S., attended and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in French. I continued my education at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, AL, graduating in 1991. I moved to Jackson, MS shortly thereafter where I have been in private law practice ever since. I am married to my wife Lisa, who will be attending the ASP Homecoming events on campus with me. We have one son, Chris, who will likewise be traveling to Paris with us, along with his wife, Hannah. I look forward to visiting ASP and renewing several friendships from by time there from 1981-84.
1967 - Celeste (Hervey) Mancini

In 2017, 50 years after graduating from ASP, I retired. I enjoyed a long career working as Director of Consulting Services for a boutique IT firm located in Oak Brook, Illinois. The four years I spent at ASP laid the foundation for my successful career. I hope to return to Paris in the next couple of years to visit the new campus and revisit memories at the DuBarry pavilion. I now live near Galena Illinois which is a beautifully preserved Victorian town. Retirement is giving me the time to explore photography, spinning wool, pottery, and volunteering.Best wishes to everyone attending the 2018 Homecoming.

1997 - Monica Fike
Recently started working as a web producer for Microsoft and currently resides with her husband, 20-month-old son and two rescue pets in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. In addition to the "day job" Monica is launching a mother and child clothing line "Moni Makai" this summer.
1992 - Thomas A. Dierling

Hello friends! Thrilled to share that my wife and I are the proud parents of Camryn Eva Dierling, born on March 16! Best wishes to you all!