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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Melvin [mel] Roth (1950)  12/11
•   Donna Price (Price) (1976)  12/1
•   Karen I Haffner (Mendlowitz) (1976)  11/30
•   Aaron L Brundage (1991)  11/30
•   Ling Yang (1990)  11/30
•   Suzan Brand (Zukerman) (1966)  11/29
•   Norman Azinger (1956)  11/29
•   Marvin M Ransome (1991)  11/29
•   Fred Young (Young) (1959)  11/29
•   Richard Alan Ginsburg (1948)  11/28
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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

22 live in Alabama
10 live in Alaska
163 live in Arizona
5 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
933 live in California
127 live in Colorado
86 live in Connecticut
19 live in Delaware
82 live in District Of Columbia
1,147 live in Florida
198 live in Georgia
13 live in Hawaii
10 live in Idaho
166 live in Illinois
41 live in Indiana
8 live in Iowa
21 live in Kansas
28 live in Kentucky
21 live in Louisiana
24 live in Maine
400 live in Maryland
236 live in Massachusetts
119 live in Michigan
33 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
46 live in Missouri
12 live in Montana
5 live in Nebraska
55 live in Nevada
23 live in New Hampshire
255 live in New Jersey
32 live in New Mexico
443 live in New York
168 live in North Carolina
4 live in North Dakota
384 live in Ohio
23 live in Oklahoma
56 live in Oregon
10,764 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Puerto Rico
15 live in Rhode Island
91 live in South Carolina
45 live in Tennessee
227 live in Texas
10 live in Utah
13 live in Vermont
1 lives in Virgin Islands
288 live in Virginia
71 live in Washington
37 live in West Virginia
33 live in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
3 live in British Columbia
2 live in Nova Scotia
20 live in Ontario
2 live in Quebec
2 live in Australia
1 lives in Belgium
2 live in Brazil
1 lives in Chile
1 lives in China
1 lives in Denmark
1 lives in Fiji
7 live in France
3 live in Germany
1 lives in Indonesia
1 lives in Ireland
34 live in Israel
1 lives in Italy
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Malaysia
1 lives in Netherlands
1 lives in New Zealand
2 live in Norway
2 live in Philippines
1 lives in Poland
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Sweden
4 live in Switzerland
2 live in Thailand
15 live in United Kingdom
25,736 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE

This site was created to connect and reconnect with Alumni and Friends (Faculty, Staff, Parents, and other Supporters)  of Allderdice High School. To join the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice (AFA), please register by completing your profile, following the instructions under the "Join our website" tab in the upper menu.

  • AFA members will have the opportunity to vote for AFA officers.
  • No dues are required for AFA membership.
  • Individuals who would like to become AFA members but who would prefer not to register on the website are asked to contact the AFA at allderdice1927@gmail.com

Our site is private, and all contact information that is entered is kept confidential, unless you choose to share it with other members.   Please click on the  JOIN OUR WEBSITE  tab  at the top of the page to learn how to register, and review the   Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs)  from the menu on the left  for additional information about this website.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Year-end contributions

As the holiday season begins, please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end donation to the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice (AFA)!  The AFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations will help support our mission, To facilitate relationships among alumni and friends of Allderdice and to support excellence and well-being at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.
 
 As reported earlier this year, we collected  more than $13,000 during our first fiscal year and were able to support participation in the summer  band camp, help to purchase new wireless microphones for Allderdice theater, support a community-based organization that provides after-school programming for future Allderdice students, support travel for the basketball team, and honor 5 new alumni at the 2019 Hall of Fame ceremony. We also paid for important administrative costs, including purchasing an ad-free subscription for our website and fees to secure our 501(c)(3) non-profit status.  Despite this being our first year, when start-up administrative costs can be higher, almost 80% of our expenses supported programmatic activities.
 
We have already received requests for support from the school this academic year, such as funding the online availability of  the school newspaper (The Foreword) and supporting the Robotics Team's competition fees.   With additional funds, we can contribute to an environment that continues to encourage students to Know Something, Do Something, Be Something!

To make a donation, please send checks along with this form (click blue words to download form) to:

Alumni and Friends of Allderdice

2409 Shady Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

For further information about donations, please review the information provided within the "Supporting the AFA" tab on the menu to the left or click here.  Please consider an end-of-year donation to support the AFA!


 

GoFundMe Campaign for New Instruments!

Christopher Corbett and Kelsey Bosley, two graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University, are leading a GoFundMe campaign in collaboration with the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice to raise funds for new musical instruments for Alllderdice's band and orchestra.  Please visit the GoFundMe site (https://www.gofundme.com/f/sq5s8-allderdice) for more information. 


 

AFA In Search Of...

  • Class of 1949:  A classmate is wondering whether there is or was a reunion this year.  Even if no reunion is occuring this year, a graduate from 1949 would like to connect with others.  Please consider registering on our website to help make connections and/or contact the AFA at allderdice1927@gmail.com
  • Class of 1960:  Are plans underway for yet for your 60th reunion in 2020?  Classmates are wondering!  Please contact the AFA at Allderdice1927@gmail.com to help promote your planning and events.

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students in the News

We're taking this opportunity to catch up on some Dragons who have been in the news since the end of the last academic year:

Class of 1970: 50-year reunion planning underway!

The class of 1970 is organizing their 50-year reunion.  A date has not been finalized, but the celebration will likely occur in October 2020.   Members of the 1970 graduating class are welcome to join their Facebook group page:  TAHS Class of 1970.  For any questions about the reunion, please follow the intructions within the "Reunions" tab on the upper right side of the AFA homepage. 

End of first fiscal year report

At the end of June, the AFA's first fiscal year ended, and we are pleased to share the following good news:

  • Thanks to the generosity of the Allderdice community, we collected $13,490.00 in contributions!
  • With these funds we were able to expand participation in the summer band camp, help to purchase new wireless microphones for Allderdice theater, support a community-based organization that provides after school programming for future Allderdice students, and support travel for the basketball team, as well as to honor 5 new alumni at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
  • We were also able to support important administrative costs, including purchasing an ad-free subscription for our website and fees to secure our 501(c)(3) non-profit status.  Despite this being our first year, when start-up administrative costs can be higher, almost 80% of our expenses supported programmatic activities.


Plans for second fiscal year

We hope to build on our successful first year by supporting more projects that benefit the Allderdice community.  The AFA Board is currently reviewing new opportunities to assist The Foreword, the Robotics Team, the Debate Team, and the band/orchestra.  Please consider making a donation to the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice to help assure that we continue to pursue our goals and mission.  To donate to the Alumni and Friends of Allderdice, please click here for instructions.

Allderdice Spiritwear Sale

Is it time for some new Allderdice gear? The Allderdice PTO is selling spiritwear (zip-up hoodies, t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, drawstring bags) online: https://allderdice-pto.square.site/  Purchases can be picked up at the school or mailed to you. Profits from spiritwear sales will fund the PTO's efforts to support school activities.  

Dr. Frances Arnold Visits Allderdice

On Monday, May 13, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Frances Arnold (Class of '74) visited Allderdice before delivering the opening keynote address at Pittsburgh's annual Life Sciences week, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Innovation District.  While at Allderdice, Dr. Arnold graciously answered questions posed by students with special interests in science.  She also had the opportunity to reunite with Mr. William Fisher (Allderdice principal, 1971-1991)! More coverage is available in The Pittsburgh Post Gazette article written by Gary Rotstein (Class of '76) and accompanying videos: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/13/Frances-Arnold-Allderdice-graduate-Nobel-Prize-students-Life-Sciences-Week/stories/201905130103   

 

2019 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The AFA proudly announces this year's inductees:

Patrick Ball, PhD (1983) - Statistician

Jeffrey Ballou, MA (1985) - Journalist

Daniel Borzutzky, MFA (1992) - Poet

Marsha Lillie-Blanton, DrPH (1971) - Public health professional

Edgar Snyder, JD (1959) - Attorney

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at 7PM on March 28, 2019 at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.  All are welcome!

AFA receives 501(c)(3) status!

The Board of Directors of Alumni and Friends of Allderdice Inc. (AFA) is pleased to announce that we have received our 501(c)(3) non-profit status! We are ready to collect contributions to support our mission: To facilitate relationships among alumni and friends of Allderdice and to support excellence and well-being at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.  Donors will receive an acknowledgment letter to document their tax-exempt donation.  To make a donation, please send checks along with this form to:

Alumni and Friends of Allderdice

2409 Shady Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

For further information about donations, please review the information provided within the "Supporting the AFA" tab on the menu to the left.  Please consider an end-of-year donation to support the AFA!

WESA Series -- Dividing Lines: The Shape of Education in Pittsburgh

WESA (90.5FM), Pittsburgh's NPR news station, is featuring a series that may be of interest to AFA members called Dividing Lines: The Shape of Education in Pittsburghhttp://www.wesa.fm/programs/dividing-lines-shape-education-pittsburgh

Nobel Laureate Reflects on Her Days at Allderdice

Frances H. Arnold, PhD (1974), Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, describes her high school days in this online Post Gazette article and video clip: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2018/10/11/Nobel-winner-pittsburgh-chemistry-Allderdice-Caltech-Frances-Arnold-life/stories/201810110042?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=most-emailed-local&utm_campaign=Headlines-Newsletter

More on Dr. Arnold's childhood in Pittsburgh was published as a front page story in Sunday's Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2018/10/16/Frances-Arnold-Nobel-Prize-chemistry-Pittsburgh-Edgewood-Allderdice-Caltech-enzyme-research/stories/201810130004

Allderdice Alumna Receives 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 

Frances Arnold, PhD (Class of 1974) is one of three recipients of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!  News reports include:  NPR (https://www.npr.org/2018/10/03/653915709/nobel-prize-in-chemistry-honors-the-power-of-evolution) and CNN (https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/europe/nobel-chemistry-prize-2018-intl/index.html).  Congratulations Dr. Arnold!

2018 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The AFA proudly announces this year's inductees:

Devra Davis, PhD, MPH (1964) - Public health/Environmental health scientist
 
Brenda Ekwurzel, PhD, MS (1981) - Geologist/Climate change scientist
 
Michael Himelstein (1972) - Composer
 
Tereneh (Mosley) Idia, MS (1987) - Designer
 
Jackson Wright, MD, PhD (1962) - Physician/Medical researcher
 
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at 7PM on April 26 at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.  All are welcome!