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  Your monthly update from Ecolint and the Ecolint Alumni Web Community.
MAY 2016



DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKMAN, FORMER TEACHER AT LGB

We learned today of the death of former LGB Primary, Middle and Secondary School teacher Michael Jackman. He died on 30 April 2016. His funeral will take place in Thonon-les-Bains on Friday 6 May in the Eglise Notre Dame de Lourdes. An obituary will be published on our website in due course.



ALUMNI VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LGB KERMESSE

This year's LGB Kermesse (28 May) has lots to look forward to for alumni, with the return of the Alumni vs Students football challenge, plus Boot Hill live in the Greek Theatre 20 years later, sadly without their late drummer Beni Braun. The PTA is looking for alumni volunteers to help with the set-up. more...


FORMER BOARDERS, ALUMNI ARCHITECTS AND MORE...

The latest edition of echo magazine has been posted to alumni around the world and is also available online. Highlights include Yesim Atayolu's look back at the Internat, a dispatch from George Walker on struggles with the French language, and an encounter with some alumni architects. more...


TIME FOR LGB '86 TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL

It's 30 years (already!) since the Class of '86 gathered in the Greek Theatre for their graduation photo. They are planning to recreate that moment on Saturday 25 June, followed by dinner at the Aube. You can see who has signed up already and register yourself via the alumni website.  more...



GREAT TURNOUT FOR NETWORKING EVENT AT MUSEUM

Our fourth Professional Networking evening took place at the Red Cross Museum in early April. The location of the venue helped to ensure a good turnout from the international organizations. A talk from UNHCR chef de cabinet Athar Sultan-Khan (LGB '74) was much appreciated. more...



LA CHÂT '96 TO GATHER ON KERMESSE DAY

Kermesse day – Saturday 11 June – is always a big draw for La Chât alumni. The Class of 1996 will be out in force this year, and later continuing on to dinner in Nyon. Today is the final day to sign up for the reunion - there's more information on the website and on Facebook.  more...


ONLINE SOLUTIONS FROM ECOLINT ENTREPRENEURS

Last month we added a pair of online innovators to our Ecolint Entrepreneurs blog. Jassim Benchenaa (LGB '05) enables ski rental from the comfort of your couch, while Wouter van der Lelij's (LGB '93) latest venture is an online reservations engine for Swiss businesses .  more...



ENTERTAINING VISIT FROM THE AZKOULS

When Julian Azkoul (LGB '06) brought his United Strings of Europe to Geneva – and Ecolint – we were pleased he found time to talk on camera about the experience. His brother Michael also dropped in to help generate some genre-straddling musical excitement for the students. more...



REMEMBERING ADAM SMOLIK JOIN F.A.S.T. Fest

The friends of Adam Smolik (La Chât '89), who died at the tragically young age of 44 last January, will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday 11 June (Kermesse day at La Chât) at the Veytay Polo Club. There will be live music (including open mic) and a barbecue. Reserve tickets by 11 May. more...



WHAT DID CAS EVER DO FOR YOU?

The IB Organization has been in touch to invite alumni to help with research into the Creativity Action Service (CAS) component of the International Baccalaureate. If you did the IB, please consider sparing a few minutes to complete a survey from the University of Bath. more...



ECOLINT CGA IS ON 24 MAY – ALUMNI WELCOME!

The Consultative General Assembly, where the results of the Governing Board elections will be announced, is on Tuesday 24 May at Campus des Nations. The revisions to the Foundation's Charter will also be presented. All alumni are welcome to attend. (The Annual Report is now available.) more...

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