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Mission


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Mission


 

GOOD FRIENDS DOING GREAT THINGS

 THE ALUMNI COLLECTIVE ACTIVELY ENGAGES NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SOCIALLY, AND OUR COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPICALLY, WHILE BUILDING APPRECIATION AND SUPPORT FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER. WE ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS AND CHARITABLE FUNDING OF THE ENC.

 

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Good Friends


Good Friends


 

GOOD FRIENDS

We are fortunate. 

Fortunate to have grown up in such A beautiful city, fortunate to Have Done So with such a great group of friends And FORTUNATE TO SHARE THE ROOTS OF NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL. 

Over the years, our friendships have grown beyond the circle we might have traveled in, the music we might have listened to or the sports we might have played, to become a family of friends who appreciate spending time together. 

the Alumni Collective strives to not only strengthen but to extend our connections by providing opportunities for us to get together more often, while supporting causes that make our community better.

Arthur Jeppe '83

 
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Great Things


Great Things


 

GREAT THINGS

Charitable giving is a core tenant of the Alumni Collective. By supporting worthy causes we give back to the community that shaped us, STRENGTHENING it for ourselves and supporting it for the future.

100% OF THE COST OF EVERY MEMBERSHIP IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND ALL FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY TO THE ENC'S 501(C)(3)  

THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER AND PRESCHOOL

BETWEEN THE LOCATION, THE PROGRAMS AND THE BUILDING ITSELF, THE ENC PRESCHOOL IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE NATION. IT IS SOMETHING THAT WILL INFORM GENERATIONS TO COME AND SOMETHING WE AS A COMMUNITY SHOULD BE PROUD OF..

 

History

For some of us the nature center was a place we went to work on with Mr. House, for others it was a place we went to spend part of our lunch break. Either way it was and continues to hold an important place in our community.

The Environmental Nature center Has been a part of our community since 1972. Today, They are a landscape for learning, a SANCTUARY from day to day stresses, and a place of preservation and education, and it needs our help to Grow.

 

Expansion

The ENC PURCHASED the adjacent 1.3 acre property on Dover and has expanded their natural habitat and constructed our community's first nature based preschool which

  • has play areas but no playgrounds.

  • Recognizes that unfacilitated outdoor experiences are a crucial form of learning for children.

  • Is staffed with qualified early childhood educators and environmental educators.

  • Teaches all the basics of a typical preschool and more.

  • has children who spend the majority of the day outdoors.

  • has indoor spaces that are warm, welcoming and conducive to learning.

  • is an integrated part of the Environmental Nature Center.

  • is multi-sensory and recognizes multiple intelligences.

 

 
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Events


Events


 

EVENTS

Other events we are considering, Include

  • Farm to table dinners

  • big GAME "TAILGATES" 

  • WINE TASTING

  • WHISKEY/BOURBON/SCOTCH TASTING

  • CONCERTS at the ENC and around town

  • Movie Night with S'MORES by the fire

  • Guest speakers/authors

  • Family SLEEPOVERS

  • Newport-Mesa ALUMNI guest Night

ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ENC PROPERTY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE OTHER SUGGESTIONS.


Past events that were quite fun


THE REALLY BIG SHOW BENEFITING A REALLY GREAT CAUSE.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 12 NOON TO 6PM

THIS SHOW Brought US THREE AWESOME BANDS PLAYING ON THE BEACH AT THE NEWPORT DUNES RESORT. 

THE BANDS INCLUDEd SIDE DEAL, SWINGIN' TIKIS AND SUPERDELUX, WITH friends.

EVEN BETTER, THERE were FOOD TRUCKS AND DRINKS ON HAND.

TO TOP IT OFF, PROCEEDS FROM THE SHOW went TO THE JIMMY MILLER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR WOUNDED MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN.


The Back Alley no one knew was there, concert

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SATURDAY,  JAN 28TH,  12 PM - 6 PM @ ORIGINAL PIZZA STAGE

NEAR 2121 W. BALBOA BLVD, NEWPORT BEACH

THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY!

AFTER 53 YEARS ORIGINAL PIZZA-NEWPORT closed ITS DOORS FOR THE LAST TIME AND WE HOPE YOU were there.

THIS HAD TO have been THE PARTY OF THE YEAR. HOW COULD IT NOT HAVE BEEN WITH AN OUTDOOR STAGE, 4+ BANDS, BEER AND YES, PIZZA?

BTW FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORRIED, ORIGINAL PIZZA 2 IS STILL GOING STRONG AT 2675 IRVINE AVE, COSTA MESA.

THE WHO'S, THE WHAT'S, AND THE WHERE'S

ORIGINAL PIZZA PIZZA AND BEER

AN OUTDOOR STAGE AT A NEARBY BACK ALLEY LOCATION

INKED BANDS INCLUDE THE SWINGIN' TIKIS, ECA, THE MATT HURRAY BAND, AND CRITENS

A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS were DONATED TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER PRESCHOOL FUNDTHE T-1 DIABETES FUND FOR KIDS, AND THE NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL


HOW ABOUT AN EVENING OF GOOD DRINKS, GREAT FOOD, AWESOME COMPANY AND A LITTLE MUSIC ON THE PATIO AT THE ENC, JUNE 9th?

EVERYONE IS WELCOME To JOIN US FOR

the ENC's annual Summer SOIREE


A NIGHT OF TEXAS HOLD'EM, DRINKS, FOOD, AND MUSIC

SATURDAY,  APRIL 28TH,  6 PM - 10 PM (GAMES START AT  6:30) 

@THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER - 1601 16TH STREET, NEWPORT BEACH


MOVIE NIGHT @ THE BOARD CLUB SATURDAY,  JAN 14TH,  6 PM-9 PM

408 31ST ST, NEWPORT BEACH

JOIN US TO CHECK OUT THE OUTDOOR PREMIERE OF THE SURF CHANNEL'S GROUNDBREAKING ACTION-SPORT MOVIE ABOUT THE WORLD'S NEWEST WATER SPORT CALLED "HYDRO-FLIGHT". IT'S PART SURF, SKATE, MOTO_X AND MORE. YOU CAN ALSO TALK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE RIDING THESE NEW HIGH-FLYING WATER POWERED MACHINES -- AND SEE ALL THREE DEVICES IN PERSON!

AND LET'S NOT FORGET SEEING SOME FRIENDS, EATING SOME PIZZA, DRINKING SOME BEER, WINNING SOME COOL STUFF AND HELPING SUPPORT THE ENC'S PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT FUND.


That time we CELEBRATEd A BUNCH OF 50th BIRTHDAYS @ THE BLUE BEET

THANKS FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A GREAT NIGHT.

IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THERE. 

WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE, WE RAISED $3,655 THROUGH TICKET SALES AND $2,050 SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS. THIS COMBINED WITH THE $500 THE BLUE BEET KICKED IN GaVE US A TOTAL OF $6,205. 

ADD THE MATCHING COMPONENT AND WE raised A GRAND TOTAL OF $12,410 FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER.

SATURDAY,  APRIL 2,  7 PM-?? @ THE BLUE BEET

WITH A PRE-PARTY AT THE STAG BAR

THE BIG 50 IS EITHER SHINING BRIGHT ON THE HORIZON OR IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR FOR ALL OF US. Thank you for CELEBRATing THIS MILESTONE WITH THE OTHER OLD FOLK YOU GREW UP WITH. This was most certainly THE BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE YEAR.

WITH MUSIC FROM LOCAL FAVORITES - SWINGIN' TIKIS, THE CRITENS AND COCKFIGHT, ALONG WITH A FEW SURPRISES


 
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Eat/Shop


Eat/Shop


 

EAT, SHOP AND SUPPORT

Supporting our community goes beyond our families and our schools, it also includes our local businesses. With this in mind, the Alumni Collective is partnering with Small businesses to support them, and in turn, support our charitable giving.

After all, We are all in this together.

 
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Members


Members


FOUNDING MEMBERS

 

Art Jeppe '83 - director 

ALAN BUCHANAN '84

LISA WREN JEPPE '85

PETER SHEA '85

RICK WANDROCKE '79

JOHN CURCI '83

RICK JOHN '75

ALAN SLUTZKY '84

Chace Warmington '89

JON ELLIOT '85

DANDY O'SHEA '81

ERIC SLUTZKY '90

 

 

MEMBERS

Teachers

Robert House '55-'94

70's

Rich Simons '72

Don Ayres III '74

Scott Reid '75

80's

tom Lagrandeur '81

Kirk Norton '81

William Palmer '81

Nancy Hansen Pedersen '81

Bruce Asper '81

DANIELLE GRUBER '82

Michele Morse Knipp '82

Christopher Ling '82

ERIC LONGABARDI '82

VALERIE FRANKLIN PARKER '82

Rick Braeutigam '83

Bill Brown '83

John Calder '83

Sharon Cohen '83

Brian Del Valle '83

Catherine Wadsworth Del Valle '83

Rick Franklin '83

Kathy Mader '83

Mike Nash '83

Mike Parks '83

Carolyn Colin Stephens '83

Tim Storm '83

Tim Carr '84

Steve Brazas '84

Holly Cislaw '84

Jackie Carron Cota '84

ERIK DEXTER '84

KRISTiN HARKINS DEXTER '84

Lauren Dunn '84

Ted Buckley '84

STEPHANIE CORKETT KRISTIANSEN '84

Kayre Griffing Norsworthy '84

Michele Baron McCormack '84

Chelli Thomas Prouty '84

Todd Russell '84

Michael Thompson '84

Jennifer Whelan Walker '84

Natalia Hogue Wellman '84

 

80's

Molly Magrath Calder '85

ANA JEPPE CIANCIOLA '85

AMY ZIMMERMAN BROWN-LISK '85

ASHLEE DUERR '85

TIFFANY JOHNSON GATES '85

KIMBERLY FINE HALLORAN '85

Carla McKelvey Heer '85

Kim Snow Keirstead '85

SUSAN LIEB '85

ANDREA BATI MARTIN '85

Kelly McCunniff '85

Ian McKay '85

SCOTT MOSES '85

Rick O'Shea '85

TRACY COOKSON PARKS '85

Christina Lukosky Porter '85

Joy Broome Robinson '85

GREG ROHL '85

BARBARA RUFFINI '85

Christa Haskell Schulz '85

PAIGE SMITH '85

Shannon Perkins Spencer '85

JULIE BOERO SORGE '85

Carrie Snyder Young '85

Duranne Collins '86

Matthew McLaren '86

ROBERT STEWART '86

Nick Scalzo '87

KIRK SMITH '87

KELLY BANN STEWART '87

Chantelle Longpre Wolfe '87

ASHLEY KNOTT '88

Will Allison '89

JULIAN JEPPE '89

Angie Kendall McCunniff '89

Chris Sanita '89

JAMES WALKER '89

90-00's

Todd Farley '90

Jeff Williams '90

Mike Rocco '90

Erik Larsen '92

Brian McAllister '93

Kate Guesman McCall '04

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Press


Press


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FAQ


FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Who can join the alumni collective? 

All Graduates and teachers from NHHS, along with their partners are welcome.

 

WHEN WILL WE KNOW about THE OTHER EVENTS?

We are actively pursuing new events and will be posting them as soon as they are lined up.

 

Who started the alumni collective?

Arthur Jeppe '83, along with a small cabal of like minded alumni.

 

Wait, I have other questions/answers/Suggestions.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY BARBARA RUFFINI