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Alexander Martin ’01

Written by Alexander Martin ’01 –

Once upon a time, I stayed after a school assembly to talk personally with the speaker. His name was Pete Seeger, and he handed me his banjo and tried to teach me how to play a couple chords. I was truly awful. Eventually, he shook his head, smiled and said “Son, maybe this isn’t your gift. How about writing?” He and I were both writers and editors on the same high school newspaper, seventy years apart, and his example of speaking truth to power always stayed with me. Good advice, Pete. Goodbye to a visionary.

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Ruthie Davis ’77 Launches E-Commerce January 2014

New York City shoe designer, Ruthie Davis proudly announces the launch of her e-commerce site. Just like Ruthie’s designs, is sleek, innovative, and modern with exclusive styles, creating a one-stop-shop for all Ruthie Girls globally.

Ruthie Davis creates shoes that modern women covet and has become the go-to designer for A-list celebrities including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, and more. The launch of gives all potential customers access to Ruthie’s style secrets and expert advice via helpful hints, insider video, and live chat sessions with the designer. Not only do customers have a chance to discuss fit and style within the platform, the service is geared entirely towards their personal needs, answering all footwear and style inquiries in real time. All shoes are featured on-foot in addition to static images, allowing users to experience all-angle views of each style. Additionally, users are able to link directly to product worn by their favorite celebrity Ruthie Davis fans. also features a ‘White Glove Service’ available to those located in the New York City. Putting the “Instant Gratification” factor into online shoe shopping, Ruthie’s ‘White Glove Service’ allows a customer to order shoes and have them hand delivered that same day.

Ruthie Davis is known for her fun, innovative, requited social media personality, garnering her a robust following. The new site gives fans a further view into the Ruthie Davis lifestyle, as well as showcasing real time feed to Ruthie Davis’ Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook updates.

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Ruthie Davis ’77 Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs

New York, NY – October 28, 2013 – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Ruthie Davis as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona, taking place on October 28 – 30, 2013.

Goldman Sachs selected Ruthie Davis as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event.  Ruthie Davis was the only shoe designer selected.

A leading independent designer and the only Luxury Female American Shoe Designer Label in the industry, Ruthie Davis currently has over 100 accounts and is carried in over 35 countries worldwide. As a New York City resident, Designer and President of her eponymous label, Ruthie Davis understands how to design shoes modern women covet and has become the go-to red carpet shoe designer for fans including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, and more. Featured in New York & London Fashion Weeks and appearing top tier magazines such as Vogue, NYLON, and Elle, Ruthie Davis heels are celebrated for their effortless ability to imbue any wardrobe with a dash of cosmopolitan edge.

“I have always had the dream to create a brand of my own. To be selected as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs is the highest honor that I can imagine,” said Ruthie Davis, “I always say that, ‘Design’ is essentially ‘Entrepreneurship’ – it is about being creative, innovative, and passionate; building something that has never existed before. To be honored as an intriguing entrepreneur for me is the highest compliment and it is something that I am very proud of. “

“We are honored to recognize Ruthie Davis as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is the second year for the summit and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs — the builders and innovators — from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world’s economies through innovation.”

For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

About Ruthie Davis

Ruthie DavisThe Ruthie Davis Collection is sold in top retail doors worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Luisa Via Roma & Level Shoe District, spanning over 35 countries and 100 locations. With devoted fans that include Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts, Zendaya Coleman, and throngs of Young Hollywood luminaries, Ruthie Davis shoes are for modern women with a strong sense of personal style and self, much like the designer.


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Olivia Fischer ’11 receives significant honor at Loomis Chaffee

A recent paper of Olivia Fischer, MHS Class of ’11, was selected for inclusion in this year’s English Honors Tea at Loomis Chaffee.  The choice represents a significant honor as one of the best pieces of student writing this year. 
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Michael Waller Class of 2006

Michael Waller, class of MHS 2006, is wrapping up his sophomore year at Catawba College, playing Varsity Soccer (Div. II).  He is double majoring in Athletic Training and Exercise Science and will minor in Spanish. Michael has been invited to become a member of the Order of The Blue and The White. This is a rather exclusive organization at Catawba College. The Order of The Blue and The White exists to recognize young men who have manifested scholarship, character, culture, and service in their lives.  This is truly an honor as no more than fifteen rising, juniors are initiated each spring and membership is by invitation only. There are roughly 250-300 students in each class at Catawba.

Michael’s sister, Monica, is a senior at Cathedral High School in Indianaplois and will be heading to Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall. Monica plans to study nursing and hopes to become a pediatric oncology nurse.

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