Andover and the Military

Co-Chairs
Charlie Dean, USA 1979-P
Seth Moulton, USMC 1997-P
  Members
Jenn Bales, USA 2004-P
Christine Balling 1986-P
Tom Barron, USA 2004-P
Tom Beaton 1973-P
Hanson Causbie, USA 2008-P
David Chase, USA
Livy Coe, USN 2004-P
Laurie Coffey, USN 1995-P
Chris Joel, USMC 1988-P
Johnson Lightfoote 1969-P
Barry McCaffrey  1960-P
Karl Novick, USN  2007-P
Pamela Paresky 19-P
Rob Patrick, USN 1988-P
Cat Reppert, USN 2002-P
George Rider, USN 1951-P
 Dana Seero, USA 1971-P
Don Way, USMC 1963-P

In the spring of 2011, a group of Alumni Council members launched an initiative called “Andover and the Military” as a way to recognize Phillips Academy men and women who have served in the U.S. military, to reconnect them with the broader Andover community, and to encourage discussions among students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Academy about the military, its history, and its connections to the school.

Committee Objectives:

  • Student and School Engagement
  • Vertan and Active Duty Engagement
  • Education – Erik Kristensen Scholarship
  • Campus Memorials

Campus Memorials

Memorial Bell Tower

This iconic campus structure was erected in 1923 as a memorial to Phillips Academy alumni who lost their lives in World War I. Donor Samuel L. Fuller, class of 1891, selected the site on the old militia training ground. Although the trustees had agreed not to erect any academy buildings on this revered space, a war memorial was considered a fitting tribute. Troops had convened here from at least the Revolutionary War through World War I.
 

Memorial Place

The broken columns of Memorial Place stand in poignant homage to the Phillips Academy students who lost their lives serving in wars dating from the Korean Conflict through the present day. Designed by Prentice & Chan, Ohlhausen of New York, Memorial Place was dedicated in 1994.
 

Memorial Gym

Borden Gym was originally designed in 1901 by Peabody & Stearns of Boston. In 1951, Edgars & Higgins were commissioned to build an extensive expansion to the gym called Memorial Gymnasium in honor of Phillips Academy alumni who

 

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