The Order of the Phoenix

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The Order of the Phoenix

The Order of the Phoenix is an invitation-only award established in 1908 by the president of the School General William Verbeck. It was originally founded as a means of recognizing service to School and the accomplishments its students, alumni, and faculty.

The Order of the Phoenix was continuously awarded at our School, first at St. John’s, then Manlius, and later Manlius Pebble Hill, until 1973. It was revived during the 2010 Alumni Weekend and will henceforth be awarded annually to alumni, faculty, trustees, former faculty, students, and other special friends of all three schools.

Each year, new members will be inducted during Clambake Weekend’s opening ceremony. The next presentation will occur on Saturday, June 3, 2017 on the MPH campus.

Over 1300 alumni, faculty, and friends of the School have been inducted into the Order of the Phoenix since its inception in 1908. 

The School extends heartfelt thanks to John Ellis ’67HQ our School historian for his work in revitalizing the Order of the Phoenix.


The Phoenix Rises

2016 Commanders

Hyemin Han '16

Emily Leggat '16

Shane Ogden '16

Mitchie Qiao '16

Barry Spevak ’78

Eric Spevak ’77

Emery Spina '16

KayLee Steiner '16

2016 Companions

Allison DeVoe ’07

Christopher DeVoe

Marie Sarno

Marna Redding ’96

Eric Spina

Sara Temes ’96


2015 Commanders

Spencer Alexander ’15               

Elizabeth Appleby, Former Administrator                       

Elizabeth Barker ’70

Michael Copps, Former Faculty 

Mary Jo DiMento, Former Faculty                        

Jim Dunaway, Interim Head of School   

Sue Foster, Faculty       

Chad Gregory, Faculty  

TJ Gunnerman ’05

Mark Hayes ’02

Sylvia Heer, Faculty     

Charles "Dusty" Heer ’64, Former Faculty 

Amy Hogan, Faculty     

Erin Holstein ’05

Stefania Ianno ’05

Jim Inglis ’59B

Drayton Jones ’60C

Vicki Layhew, Former Faculty   

Kathyrn Lester, Former Faculty 

Rachael Lieblien-Jurbala ’15

Jeffery Mangram, Faculty                       

Will Maresco ’15

Silviana Medina-Dooher, Faculty             

Cole Meier ’15

Mary Morocco ’15

Pamela M. (Usiatynski) Pollack ’05

Olivia Sheppard ’15

Courtney Stewart ’05

Bethany Stewart ’99

Mirielle Verley, Faculty  

Griffin Walsh ’15


2014 Commanders

Adhana Asfaw ’14

Marilyn Alberding

Simon Bruno ’14

Paul Clark ’52B

Patrick Danial ’98 (second citation), Former Trustee

Andrea Danial, Former Faculty

John Danial

Cristina Danial ’01

Peter Dames '56 (second citation)

Hamish Gibbs ’14

Laurie Hadlick, Former Faculty

Ruth Hancock ’40

Bill Koss ’61C

Dan Lear ’64HQ  (third citation)

Alan Marcum ’74

Alexia Melendez-Martineau ’14

Donna Meehan, Faculty

Paul Morton ’59A (second citation)

B. Shay Ressnick-Gertz ’14

Rebecca Rhody, Administrator

Philippe Schwimmer ’92, Trustee

Lucy Zwigard ’14



2014 Companions

Baird Hansen ’71

Ron Osborn

Jay Wason ’74

Sara Wason ’74

2013 Inductees, Degree of Commander

Meghan Capeling ’13

Jayne Charlamb ’87, Former Trustee

Bill Darrin ’63HQ (fourth award)

Chloe Gingold ’13

Emmett Greenleaf ’53HQ

Victoria Gregory ’13

William Kniesner ’13

Jim Lawrence, Former Faculty

Linda McGinley, Former Faculty

Hannah Rosenstein ’13

Brian Sichol ’63A

Brian Thomas ’95


2013 Inductees, Degree of Companion

Mark Hayes ’02

Steve Herron ’03

Ally Reece ’11

Carla Torrillo ’03

Christine Woodcock-Dettor ’88, Trustee

2012 Inductees, Degree of Commander

Chuck Beeler ’54

Bob Casciola ’54A

Ted Curtis, Faculty

Pat Danial ’98, Former Trustee

Howell Estes ’60HQ (fifth award)

Kent Gills ’62B

Laura Jordan, Former Faculty

Jamie Lenore

Mark McDade ‘67B

Gerry Morse, Former Faculty (second award)

Helga Morse, Friend

Charlie Petrolawicz  ’67HQ (third award)

Tom Rhoades ’59A

Andy Robinson ’94

Don Ridall, Faculty

Linda Salter, Former Faculty

Bob Tallgren ’54B            

Scott Wiggins, Former Faculty

Stephen Wynn '59HQ


2012 Inductees, Degree of Companion

Bob Cryan '59HQ

Adam Fratto '89

Sandi Nathan

Andrea Wynn


2011 Inductees

Larry Adams ’59A

Trent Amond ’74, Former Faculty

Janet Amond ’78

Russ Andrews ’64

Cherie Bisnett, Former Administrator

Steve Burchesky ’66C (second award)

Tom Denton ’65, Former Faculty

Dick Doust ’61

Tracy Frank, Former Administrator

Keith Gatling, Former Faculty

Had Fuller ’60A

Steve Johnson ’62

Laura Lavine ’73

Sue Leahey, Administrator

Peter Manolakos, Trustee

Tina Morgan, Former Administrator

Claire Myers-Usiatynski ’72, Trustee

Ed Nathan ’61HQ (second award), Former Trustee

Jennifer Neuner, Administrator

Lloyd Osgood ’67HQ

Bob Pratt ’67HQ

Nat Reidel ’65, Former Trustee

Paul Silverstein ’67B

Eric Spevak '77

Dave Temes ’97

Peter Terry, Former Faculty

Sylvie Terry, Former Faculty

George Urist, Former Trustee

Josh Wells ’89, Former Trustee


2010 Inductees

Maureen Anderson, Former Adminstrator

Rolly Anderson ’66B (second award)

Baxter Ball, Former Administrator

Sue Bahner, Former Faculty

Reverend Suzi Bahner Harriff, Friend

Fred Benedict ’58A

Chris Ellis ’68HQ

John Ellis ’67HQ

John Lenore ’47A

Paul Morton ’59A

Bob Oberst ’59B

Bill Rezak ’59A

Chuck Richards ’59A

Ted Shiro ’47A

Tom Potter ’67B

Bob Theis ’67B, Former Trustee

Reverend Guido Verbeck, Friend



Over 1150 alumni, faculty, and friends of the School have been inducted into the Order of the Phoenix since its inception in 1919.