We are at once delighted and saddened to announce that after prayerful consideration, Alison Flanagan has decided to leave Hargrave to pursue a lifetime opportunity. Her last day will be December 19. Alison has been a tremendous asset to our community, gifted with boundless enthusiasm for all that she does in the classroom, supporting athletics, guiding advisees, and making a general impact on Cadet life. She shepherded our series of parallel initiatives (Humanities, Math, Social Studies) into our current Makerspace and energized our fine arts program. Her students have provided art work to beautify our classrooms and hallways. Her colleagues appreciate her always willing assistance and cheerful demeanor.
Dr. Jimmy Tung, Ph.D., was named the Academic Dean of Hargrave in August of 2017. He has been the Director of the Center for Integrated Studies (Grade 7-9 program) and Director of Summer Programs since his return to Hargrave in 2011. Between 1997 and 2008, Dr. Tung has held the positions of Science Department Chair, Director of Summer Programs and Faculty member. He has taught courses in chemistry, physical science, astronomy, middle school math, pre-algebra, and engineering science. He has coached or advised Middle School soccer, JV baseball, JV/Varsity tennis, and the photography club.
Dr. Tung’s training includes a Bachelor’s of Science (chemistry, pre-med studies) from Truman State University and a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College (physical chemistry). He has continued his training in education and management through the Virginia Association of Independent School (VAIS), AdvancEd, University of Virginia, and Georgia Tech. He has been awarded two professional fellowships in education: the Lankford (Hargrave-sponsored) to investigate college freshman student weaknesses and develop technology-enhanced science classrooms, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Leadership Program for Teachers’ Environmental Science Institute (Princeton/Rutgers) to study teaching global climate change models to secondary-level students. His teaching awards include the Wolfenden Prize (Dartmouth), the E.A. Floyd Award (Hargrave), and the Outstanding Active Educator (Hargrave).
He is currently an adjunct instructor (chemistry) at Richard Bland College of William and Mary. His other professional experience includes South Piedmont Community College (faculty), Virginia Tech Office of Special Programs (research professor), the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR, research scientist), and adjunct faculty positions at Liberty University, Averett University, Danville Community College, and Radford University.
Outside of classroom endeavors, Dr. Tung has published articles in the fields of experimental gas phase kinetics and characterizing and processing composite polymeric materials, given presentations on educational technology and at faculty training workshops. He is currently on the executive committee of the Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society and served as a judge at junior/high school science fairs and undergraduate research competitions sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Science. He been a contributing reviewer for two current university chemistry textbooks, and for Science Books and Films (American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS). He has visited several VAIS member schools as part of their accreditation process.
Dr. Tung married his wife Cynthia shortly after graduate school. They are blessed with two children. He enjoys hiking, tennis, and photography. He is a member of Cornerstone Church of Christ in Chatham, Virginia.
There is a new LOVEwork mural in our quaint little town of Chatham. Virginia has over 130 LOVEworks throughout the state. Each installation is unique and represents the community that hosts it.
When you look at the O, you will see five landmarks of our little town: Chatham Hall (a girls boarding... more
The Tigers won their sixth straight track meet by the following team scores:
Hargrave - 125 pts
Gretna - 83 pts
Altavista - 82 pts
Dan River - 46 pts
Chatham - 36 pts
4 x 800 Relay - Higdon, Powers, Khraisat, Morris
Triple Jump - Hankins
110 Hurdles - Williams
The middle school basketball team lost a hard-fought game to the Bishops of VES last night by a score of 51-50. The young Tigers who were outmanned by a physically superior Bishops team fought hard the entire game. The game would go back and forth the entire night. Finally, the young Tigers were... more
The recent record snow was beautiful and exciting for your Hargrave Cadets. They enjoyed sledding, snowball fights, and many continue to be amazed at their first experience with a large or actual snowstorm.
Many Cadets volunteered to shovel snow from sidewalks and walking paths, ensuring they and... more
During the rifle team visit to VMI, we ran into several Hargrave Alumni. The first was Luis Vale '18 who saw our bus and came running up to say hello and wish us luck.
After our rifle match, the Cadets explored the VMI campus and watched the VMI Retreat Ceremony. Just like at Hargrave, Retreat... more
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