Welcome to the Alumni/ae section of our new website! We welcome you to reconnect with your alma mater by attending an event, submitting a class note, or volunteering. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to get involved, or if you'd like to come back and visit FCS. Hope to see you on campus soon!
Linda Waxman Wasserman '75
Director of Alumni/ae Relations
Friends' Central School
Raymond Lohier ’84
Judge, United States Court of Appeals
"At Friends' Central School, I developed a deep love of reading and writing and an understanding of how important it is to read and write carefully and with a reverence for the written word – a skill that has been crucial to my career so far. Another important skill I learned at FCS is how to operate inside the "box," but to think critically and with an open mind outside of it. Last but not least, I made lasting friendships there that I still cherish today, and I am lucky to continue to call classmates close friends."
Thomas F. George ’63
Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Since 2003, I have served as chancellor and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, an institution of 16,800 students, 2,500 faculty and staff, 40 academic buildings, and a $200 million annual operating budget. In addition, $120 million of new capital construction and landscaping on campus is taking place from 2014-2016. Besides my responsibilities as chancellor, in my faculty role, I am an active scientific researcher, with 750 papers, five authored books, and 18 edited books in the areas of chemical, materials, laser, and nanophysics, including nanomedicine.
My interest in science and mathematics began during my six years (1957-63) in 7th through 12th grades at Friends’ Central School (FCS). I cannot say enough about all my teachers, including those in the sciences (Clayton Faraday in biology, Stanley Cherim in chemistry, and Albert Small in physics) and mathematics (Benner and Doris Simon). They were most enthusiastic about their discipline and generated excitement with their students. I should also indicate that I was stimulated by my fellow students, as well. FCS is a truly special educational institution, and I am most fortunate to have been a student there. Besides the academic component of my development, FCS taught me how to interact with people, which has served me well in my role as chancellor.