The first Alumni Council meeting of 2014-15 was held in the Wilson Room on Monday, September 15, with a total of 25 alumni guests in attendance. The meeting began with an introduction of Director of Institutional Advancement Jim Simon, who started working at Browning in July. Following Mr. Simon's presentation, Alumni Association President Michael Beys '89 appointed 25 members to the 2014-15 Alumni Council, including all 23 members from the previous year and two new members. The group was congratulated on a record year of alumni participation in the Annual Fund; the Alumni Council once again reached 100% participation in this fundraising effort. Following the meeting, Mr. Simon and Director of Alumni Affairs Laura Lanigan toured the alumni throughout the new areas of the School, showing off the central staircase and recent classroom renovations, including the new art studios and science labs. The next Alumni Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 10, and all alumni (regardless of whether or not one serves on the Alumni Council) are invited and encouraged to participate. The Alumni Association is looking forward to another great year!