Sheldon Kaplan ’66: Adolescent Psychologist on the Frontline of COVID-19

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Dr. Sheldon Kaplan ’66 is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist who has been on the front line for children and teenagers coping with the stress of COVID-19.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest school, pine crest alumni, 2020

Pine Crest School Journalism Students Connect with Alumni in New York City

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 20, 2020 at 4:32 PM

In March of 2019, 13 Upper School student journalists traveled to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention. Before the conference, students had the opportunity to meet with Pine Crest alumni who work in media-related careers in the City. The alumni offered tours of their offices, spoke about their career paths, and answered students’ questions about working in media. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their Pine Crest experiences and reflecting upon what makes the School so special.

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Topics: Alumni, 2019, pine crest alumni, journalism, The Magazine

Pine Crest School Alumnus Launches Feed the Front Line

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 26, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Ben Schecter ’14 has always enjoyed making a positive impact on others’ lives.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest school, pine crest alumni, 2020

Pine Crest School Alumnus Adapts Dental Practice Protocols for COVID-19 Safety

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 23, 2020 at 9:26 AM

A love of dentistry ignited when Dr. Brandon Alegre ’97 accompanied his sisters to a dental visit while he was a senior at Pine Crest. Seeing the University of Florida Gators logo on the orthodontist's tie launched a conversation and Brandon’s career. He opened his dental practice in 2007 after completing his residency at the Bay Pines Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Pine Crest Upper School Journalists Meet Alumnus Grant Gittlin ’04

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2020 at 2:23 PM

by Connor Norris ’21

In March of 2019, 13 Upper School student journalists traveled to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention. Before the conference, students had the opportunity to meet with Pine Crest alumni who work in media-related careers in the City. The alumni offered tours of their offices, spoke about their career paths, and answered students’ questions about working in media. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their Pine Crest experiences and reflecting upon what makes the School so special.

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Topics: Upper School, Alumni, 2019, pine crest school, pine crest alumni

Jared Browarnik ’12 and Brandon Halim ’14: Opening Roads at TheTake.AI

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

by Daniel Hennelly ’21, Ilana Hutzler ’20, Karene Hermon ’21, and Jade Klacko ’21

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Topics: Innovation, Upper School, Alumni, 2019, pine crest alumni

Pine Crest Alumna and Emergency Medicine Physician Adapts to Intensive COVID-19 Care

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 14, 2020 at 2:32 PM

“Pine Crest truly gave me a strong foundation to deal with whatever life throws my way,” according to Dr. Kim Donaldson ’90.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest alumni, 2020

Jordyn Elliott ’16 : Working For Inclusion

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Jordyn Elliott ’16 was busy during her time as a Pine Crest student! Playing soccer for both Pine Crest and a travel team, Jordyn was thrilled when she was offered a spot on the University of California at Berkeley women’s soccer team.

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Topics: Athletics, college athletes, pine crest school, pine crest alumni

Coming Full Circle: From Student to Board Chair

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Michele (McNichol) Stocker ’83 has come full circle in her Pine Crest experience over the course of 40 years— first as a student, then as an alumna, parent, and parent of an alumna, and now as Chair of the School’s Board of Trustees.

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Partners in Business and Life: Stephanie and Tony Correa ’87

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Stephanie (Shank) Correa ’87 and Tony Correa ’87 are high school sweethearts and business partners running a network of veterinary clinics and hospitals, Animal Cancer Care Clinic (ACCC). ACCC was envisioned by Stephanie, a veterinarian who saw a need for comprehensive cancer treatment for dogs and cats.

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Topics: pine crest school, pine crest alumni, animal cancer care clinic

10 Questions with Former NFL Football Player Kevin Boothe ’01

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Kevin Boothe ’01 is a former professional football player, having played for the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants.


After graduating from Pine Crest, Kevin attended Cornell University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. He was drafted to the NFL in 2006 and returned to the classroom to earn his Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University in 2013.

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Topics: Athletics, college athletes, pine crest school, pine crest alumni, nfl, Kevin Boothe

Jared Firestone ’08: Team Israel Skeleton Athlete

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Jared Firestone ’08 is a south Florida native, 2022 Olympic hopeful, and Skeleton racer.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest school, pine crest alumni

Spotlight on Jana Blackwell ’81: Executive Director of Auxiliary Programs

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2019 at 5:39 PM

As a Pine Crest School Class of 1981 alumna, teacher, coach, and parent of two alumni, Calla ’11 and Chandler ’14 Cissel, Jana Blackwell’s Panther Pride runs deep.

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Topics: pine crest school, pine crest summer, pine crest alumni

Spotlight on the Rosenberg Family

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2019 at 5:24 PM

We are honored to shine a spotlight on Todd ’95 and Caroline Rosenberg. Todd is a proud Pine Crest alumnus, and he and Caroline are the parents of Dylan ’25, Julian ’28, and Gavin ’30.


For the Rosenbergs, sending their children to Pine Crest was never a question.

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Topics: giving, pine crest fund, pine crest school, pine crest alumni, philanthropy, financial assistance, financial aid, inclusion aid, endowment

Disrupting Traditional City Scaffolding with Urban Umbrella: Andrés Ulises Cortés ’92

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 10, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Walk along a New York City sidewalk for long enough and you may discover a delicious slice of pizza, a one-of-a-kind retail flagship store, dozens of high-rise buildings — and miles and miles of scaffolding, also known as sidewalk sheds.

 

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Topics: Innovation, 2019, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, pine crest alumni, urban umbrella

Joining the Family Business: Dawid Goszczycki ’08 is Taking His Family’s Bakery to New Markets

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 1, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Since graduating from Pine Crest School in 2008, Dawid Goszczycki earned an undergraduate degree and returned to his native country of Poland to join his family’s bakery business.

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Obstacle to Opportunity: How Brooke Bal ’10 Launched bakebars

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM

After being diagnosed with a severe gluten intolerance five years ago, Brooke Bal ’10 knew she needed to pay more attention to the ingredients in the food she ate.

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Topics: pine crest school, entrepreneurship, pine crest alumni, bakebars

Alumni Working Together to Bring Human Connections Through Art

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 24, 2019 at 1:54 PM

About two years ago, Alexander Waldman ’10, Andrea Abtahi ’10, and Michael Kenton ’10 were celebrating a fellow alumnus’ birthday.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, art, pine crest alumni

Pine Crest School Alumnus Paves An Unexpected Road To Entrepreneurism

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 24, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Brad Austin ’97 began his undergraduate career thinking he was going to be a veterinarian. “When I started at the University of Florida, they wanted you to declare a major right away,” said Brad. “I found Animal Sciences and thought, ‘I like animals, I like being outside,’ and it seemed cool.”

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Topics: Alumni, 2019, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, science, pine crest alumni, cindale farms, southern craft creamery

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