The Phyllis Tremaglio ’64 Lecture Series

In 1998, A. Michael and Edith Tremaglio established an endowment fund for the Phyllis Tremaglio Lecture Series in honor of their daughter, a 1964 graduate of Chase Collegiate School. The fund is used to bring guest speakers to the school.

Past Speakers

David Passage

Retired US Foreign Service Officer David Passage; Senior Fellow in the US Joint Forces Staff College. A well-known author and lecturer, Ambassador Passage was honored with the General James H. Doolittle “Educator of the Year” Award for his lectures at the USAF Special Operations School. 

Sergei N. Khrushchev

Sergei N. Khrushchev; former chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union and son of Nikita Khrushchev.

Lawrence S. Eagleburger and Diana Smith '55

Peacemaker Lecture: Lawrence S. Eagleburger; U.S. Secretary of State under former President George Bush, John Wallach: Founder and President, Seeds of Peace and Diana Smith ’55; trained as an historian at Saint Margaret’s School, Stanford University and Yale University. Miss Smith became a close observer and maker of American foreign policy history with over 30 years of US Government service at top levels of national security. This included the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate, the State Department and Major US and NATO military commands. In 1993, she moved to Italy to become political adviser to the Commander of NATO’s Southern Region with responsibility for all US and NATO operations in Yugoslavia.

Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis; former Governor of Massachusetts.

Carl Brashear

Carl Brashear; first African-American Master Diver, in spite of a crippling injury. Mr. Brashear was presented with the VFW Award to recognize the extraordinary achievement by members of the Armed Forces of the United States This same award was given to General Colin Powell in 1988.

Dr. Edward Pulice and Lincoln Turner

Dr. Edward Pulice; volunteer ophthalmologist traveled to Romania through the auspices of SEE International (Surgical Eye Expeditions), an organization which recruits doctors, nurses and technicians to perform free sight-restoring surgery throughout the developing world. Lincoln Turner; photographer and teacher was asked to document these medical aid efforts through his photographs.

John Walsh

John Walsh; executive vice president and executive editor of both ESPN, Inc. and of the ESPN Internet Group. He has overseen the launch of ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Radio, and was instrumental in developing the news and information elements of ESPN2. In addition, his responsibilities include all creative development and editorial direction for,, and Soccernet.

Julie Guyton Landsman ’62

Julie Guyton Landsman ’62; writer and teacher. Ms. Landsman taught in the Minneapolis public schools for 28 years. She is currently teaching at Carleton College and has taught at Hamline University in St. Paul as well as St. Thomas. Her books Basic Needs: A Year With Street Kids in a City School, and A White Teacher Talks About Race are memoirs about her days in Minneapolis Public Schools..She is co editing a book with Professor Chance Lewis from Colorado State tentatively titled White Teachers in Diverse Classrooms: Creating Community, Combating Racism to be released by Stylus Publishing in January 2006. She has edited two books for young people: From Darkness to Light, and Welcome to Your Life, with David Haynes. She recently won a Loft Literary Center Career Grant, which she used to give talks in various schools and literary centers in New York.

Congressman Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy; Congressman for Connecticut’s 5th District.

Lev Plaves

Lev Plaves - Public speaker and educator about the Middle East, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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