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Rossman Honors Five Extraordinary Alumni

By: Communications Manager Sarah Meyer

December 7, 2017

blog_daa.jpgA renowned engineer, an accomplished politician, a pioneering researcher, an inspiring philanthropist, and a former Blue Angels pilot were the honorees at Rossman School’s 100th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation on Thursday, November 30. More than 130 people attended the event, which concluded the school’s centennial celebration.

The Rossman School Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize men and women, living or deceased, who, by outstanding achievement, exemplify the values taught by Rossman School throughout its first century — leadership, citizenship, creativity, humanity and love of learning. This award is presented every five years, and is the highest honor bestowed to the school’s alumni. This year’s recipients were Brian A. Bauer (’95), David P. Gast (’42), Douglas L. Wheeler (’49), Katherine Wells Wheeler (’51), and Robert A. Wunderlich, Jr. (’78).

The event was hosted by Rossman alumna and trustee Meghan Bass Gearhart (’94). Presenters included alumni Caroline Pitzman Early (’51) and Kent Rapp (’70), retired Rossman teacher Susan Ward, and Kathy Wunderlich.

Click here to view the “100th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Awards” Photo Gallery.


Rossman School, nestled on a 20-acre campus in Creve Coeur, is an independent preparatory school for students in Junior Kindergarten (four years old) through Grade 6. The school’s mission is to provide a strong, well-balanced education in a nurturing school community committed to excellence. Dedicated to developing personal, nurturing relationships with each child, Rossman’s experienced educators provide a solid foundation in academics, athletics and arts while emphasizing strong character development and leadership skills.​ Request a free Rossman School brochure here

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