Dr. Leon Lederman, Gabriel Demombynes ’89, Jeffrey Truitt ’89, and Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall
Dr. Leon Lederman, Gabriel Demombynes ’89, Jeffrey Truitt ’89, and Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall discuss the early years of IMSA and the charter class experience. Dr. Pace Marshall asks Demombynes and Truitt to reflect on why and how they decided to come to IMSA as members of the charter class. They remember arriving before the dorms were built and their first impressions. The charter class played a formative role in the school, including choosing the school mascot. It was voted on by the students, but Dr. Pace Marshall vetoed the choice because of concerns that it would be misread by the external community. They discuss what was unique about IMSA as an educational institution and how students learned - “the IMSA way”. Demombynes and Truitt also share their memories of working on the first student newspaper.
Recorded at the 2009 Alumni Reunion by IMSA Media Services.
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charter class, student governance, residential life, curriculum
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Lederman, Leon; Demombynes, Gabriel '89; Truitt, Jeffrey '89; and Marshall, Stephanie Pace, "Dr. Leon Lederman, Gabriel Demombynes ’89, Jeffrey Truitt ’89, and Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall" (2009). Oral Histories, IMSA Archives and Special Collections, Leto M. Furnas Information Resource Center. https://digitalcommons.imsa.edu/oral_histories/4