Alumni Center 2016-10-12T12:54:46+00:00

Welcome to the Alumni Center!

We hope you will use this site to stay updated on upcoming alumni events and connected with your classmates and friends. I encourage you to explore new enhancements that have been added to the Alumni section of the school website, connect with the school’s Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter. We are planning big things for the “Alumni Center” section of our website so stay tuned!

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Featured Alumni:

George Orphanidys, Jr.

High School:  Peninsula Catholic High School
College:  East Carolina University, Old Dominion University
Current Position:  Owner/Manager of George’s Realty

 “I transferred to St. Andrews in the Third Grade, and remember enjoying the smaller classes, with a much more personal setting, than my previous school.  I cherish the memories and still enjoy lifelong friendships made right there.  I am very proud to currently have my son at St. Andrews, as a second-generation student…he certainly seems to enjoy being there, as I once did!”

Michelle White Orphanidys
High School: Hampton Roads Academy
College:  Mary Washington University, Christopher Newport University
“I have wonderful memories of being a student at St. Andrews.  Not only did it establish a great academic foundation for me, it also contributed to my spiritual and emotional growth.  I am very grateful to still have friendships that were built in that school.   Now, as parents, my husband and I, feel so blessed to send our son to this very special school.  It is very strong academically and offers such a caring and nurturing environment.  We are thrilled with the teachers and staff, and I like to refer to it as the sweetest place in the world.  What a joy it is to see our son get out of the car each morning with a smile on his face…and still have that smile when I pick him up at the end of the school day.  I am so proud of the student and individual that is developing right before my eyes.”
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Edward G.S. “Ned” Spencer  ’78
High School: Hampton Roads Academy – 1985
College: Washington & Lee – 1989 / B.A. Economics
Graduate School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – 1994 / Master of Architecture
Current Position: First Vice President / Portfolio Manager / Financial Advisor – The Spencer Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Robert Fulghum put it best in the title to his #1 Bestselling Book from 1986:  “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  The primary school years of everyone’s life are so important in building the foundation for not only our education but also for our character and very nature.  I feel extremely fortunate to have spent these formative years at SAES.

Now, as a parent, I feel that there are many places my children could learn the curriculum necessary to prepare them for middle school.  However, my wife and I have chosen SAES for our children not only for the academic excellence its graduates achieve, but perhaps even more so, for the character with which they achieve it.  The school, with the positive influence of the church, creates a powerful environment for growth and wonder in both regards.  The importance of values such as honesty, integrity and kindness to others are reinforced through all that is done from the chapel to the classroom.  This is what sets SAES apart for me, and through my children, I can see that this has not changed.”   Ned Spencer

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Emily Goodson ’96

High School: Hampton Roads Academy
College: Wake Forest University
Grad School: University of Virginia, Masters of Education
Current Position: Assistant Director, Career Management Center, Wake Forest University, Schools of Business
“My years at St. Andrew’s are so important to me because they helped me become the person I am today.  From the administration to the teachers to the staff, you will not find a more caring school than SAES.  I hope that my children will have an opportunity to attend an institution like SAES!”

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Ben Noland ’94

High School: Woodberry Forest School
College: Dartmouth College
Grad School: University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Current Position: Leadership Associate – BB&T
“St. Andrews gave me the tools to be successful academically, while emphasizing the importance of faith, family and community.”

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Catherine Nichols ’94

High School: Hampton Roads Academy
College: Wellesley College
Grad School: Yale University, School of Public Health
Current Position: Global Health Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“St. Andrews Episcopal School instilled in me the values of compassion and awareness from a young age.  These values have affected my decisions in academic and professional settings thus far – from volunteering in clinics as a undergraduate at Wellesley College to embarking on a career improving health outcomes for people living in developing countries.  I recently obtained a masters degree in public health from Yale University, and I am currently a HIV prevention fellow with the Center for Disease Control, where I find concern for the welfare of those less fortunate than myself to be a daily motivating factor.”

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Charles A. Huffman V “Chase” ’94

High School: Hampton Roads Academy ’01
College: James Madison University ’05
Current Position: Ship’s pilot with the Virginia Pilot Association, in Virginia Beach, Va.

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Allison Parks Hale ’86

High School: Hampton Roads Academy ’92
College: University of Virginia ’96
Grad School: Masters of Teaching UVA ’97
Current Position: Practice Manager – Parks Orthodontics
“St. Andrews is more than a school, it is a family.  Their talented teachers and wonderful staff provide more than an education. They give their hearts and souls everyday to make our children feel loved.  As a former student and parent, this is not something you find at every school, and to me the St. Andrews experience is priceless.”

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Kevin Blaine Hutchens  ’82

High School: Hampton Roads Academy
College: University of Virginia
Current Position: Vice President/Controller – Hutchens Chevrolet
“The main thing that stays with me about my time at St Andrews is the feeling of being with a group of people who cared.  It always felt like going to school with extended family.  I was there for three years and I still stay in touch with a number of people from those days.  It’s great to see that this spirit of caring is still so alive 30 years later.”

Jane Garnet Ishon Brown  ’94
High School: Hampton Roads Academy
College: Davidson
Grad School: Master of Trust and Wealth Management, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Campbell University
Current Position: Columbia Business School, Assistant Director of Development
“St. Andrews provided me a solid foundation on which to build for the rest of my life.  St. Andrews is strong academically but more importantly to me, the School taught me to to have a strong sense of self, confidence, and further defined and reinforced core values.”

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Lindsay Covington Creekmur ’96

“I spent all of my elementary school years within the loving classrooms of St. Andrews, and proudly watched as both of my younger sisters continued through each grade behind me. So of course, when the time came to pick an elementary school for my children, I returned to St. Andrew’s. Aside from the major technological advancements in the classrooms and computer lab, not much has changed since I was a child. The halls are still quiet, because the children are fully engaged in their lessons and busy learning. The teachers and faculty are still smiling, because they love their jobs. There are still no lockers, because no child at St. Andrews would ever take what doesn’t belong to them. My children love going to school – which is an invaluable foundation to build their future educational careers on. And I know that they’re STILL safe and in the best care possible while they are away from our home for the day – which is what every parent wants for their child.”


Lauren Garner ’99
High School: Hampton Roads Academy
College: University of Virginia
Current Position: Branch Manager, Oyster Point, TowneBank
“My experience at St. Andrew’s was unmatchable.  I truly value the relationships that I formed with my classmates, teachers and the administration. 
I continue to build upon and reinforce the values that were imparted at SAES and I hope that my children will be able to have a similar experience someday!

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