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June 2013

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The Alumni Office will be closed from June 13 – August 5 for the summer break. We'll be happy to respond to your questions, comments, and updates as soon as we're back in session. Answers to some frequently asked questions are available here. The Alumni e-News will resume in August, so keep those updates and photos coming!

Campus News

Saying goodbye to our graduating students is never easy. But in a way we’re saying hello to our newest alumni! As the graduating students head out to universities around the world, we wish them the best in many new and exciting adventures. We’re also happy to welcome Lia Camargo and Andrew Deck as our Class Agents for 2013. For photos from the “senior walk” check out ASIJ News.

The 2013 Class Agents Lia Camargo and Andrew Deck

Alumni Updates

Miles Bird ’08 is having a busy year to say the least! As part of LifePatch, a biomedical device start-up, he took first place at a graduate student entrepreneurship competition at CGU (read more). The Life Patch System is a small, non-invasive real-time patient temperature monitor. Miles says, "This is the second entrepreneurship pitch we have won, following a competition at UPenn, and our team was selected to pitch at the upcoming Shift Conference in Croatia." Miles also hopes to work in the Philippines this summer piloting the country's first Solar Access Center for a rural community in El Nido. To see how the center would work and how it would make a difference in the local community, read more

Timmy Jacobsson '06 at the Asia regional Crossfit games

Timmy Jacobsson ’06, currently ASIJ’s assistant athletics & activities director, competed in the regional finals of the Crossfit games in Korea. To qualify Timmy had to complete a number of demanding workout events and place in the top 50 in all Asia. Once at the games he placed 22nd overall after seven grueling events over three days. His highest individual event place was 13th. Crossfit workouts are a combination of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, running, and rowing, and other core functional movements put into combinations and timed. Scores are based on a variety of factors including max weight lifted, number of reps and total time.

Kent Matsumoto ’78 has created a new flash card game along with his business partner, called “Golf Rules! Know the Game?” which is a simple, fun and educational game of 72 flash cards capturing real golf scenarios. Licensed by the United States Golf Association, Golf Rules! is organized by level of difficulty: Par, Birdie and Eagle and, like the game of golf, it is fun to play alone or with others. Kent says, “Golf Rules! has been an enjoyable and exciting venture and balances my ‘day job’ at Glatfelter in York, PA”


Five members of the classes of 1951 and 1952 who were known as “the HOBOS” met for a reunion at the Ravella Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas from May 5-10. Those attending were (L – R): Bill Brunckhorst, Carl Fisher, Bill Wardell, Al Carr and Dan Garges. Accompanied by their wives, they spent hours reminiscing, playing jokes on each other, eating, touring and searching for past memories of Meguro days that will never fade from our hearts. Commemorative T-shirts were provided by Bill Brunckhorst in honor of the occasion. The HOBOS meet every year or two somewhere in the United States to keep the flame aglow. Carl says, "Now in our 80s, or fast approaching that, we appreciate so much those years and those days gone by. There are still members of the HOBOS out there that we have not heard from but would like to do so. Please contact us!"

The Meguro "HOBOS"

As we approach the summer reunion season there is a lot to look forward to! Be sure to take a look at the list of upcoming events on the right. We’ve even had a last minute addition of a Mini-Reunion for the Class of ’88 in LA on June 28-30 which should be lots of fun.

For those in Tokyo, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 28, which will be Spirit Day, our annual Homecoming event. Come cheer on the Mustangs and show your school pride!


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