Class Notes & Profiles

Dr. Joseph Lindner 1947, who passed away July 22, 2018, was honored on April 1 at a memorial service for those who donated their bodies to medical science. The ceremony took place at St. Luke's chapel on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Attendees included his widow, Doris; a daughter, Laura; and former Asheville School Assistant Head for External Affairs Ray Cruitt.

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Evan reports that he is still living in New Mexico; he is looking forward to June when he is going to Colorado to hike some "fourteeners." He says his time in mountaineering at Asheville School inspired a lifelong love of climbing, and that he is grateful for all he learned from 'Pop' Hollandsworth, Chase Ambler and 'Doc' Embler.

Evan plays the piano and is part of a songwriters' collective, and he has also recently expanded his repertoire by playing a Duruflé 'Prelude' on the pipe organ for a local congregation.

Evan says that he enjoys hearing from fellow Asheville School alumni from his time: feel free to reach out!

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Simi Bal 2015

Simi Bal is starring in the premiere of Herland, a play by Grace McLeod, that will open on Saturday, March 16, at the Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, IL. Herland will play from March 16 to April 14. Read more about the production here.

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Kate Fitzsimmons 2012

Kate writes:

"Since graduating from College of Charleston with a double major in Hospitality and Tourism/Business Administration, I held a variety of hospitality based jobs, which eventually lead to me helping open AR Workshop in Waxhaw, NC, just outside of Charlotte. Founded in 2016, AR Workshop is a DIY boutique studio where you can create custom home decor from raw materials. We offer a wide range of classes for every level of crafter, including kids! Our Grand Opening on 2/1 brought 400+ visitors to tour our space and make mini DIY projects! We have seen great success over the last several weeks and I am so proud to be a part of a successful, female founded business."

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