La Lumiere School Welcomes Students and New Faculty Members to Campus

The student body returned to campus to start the new school year on Sunday, August 12. Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year is a robust 206 students. Registration day is always a day of excitement as the students return from summer holiday to share stories, renew friendships, and prepare for the new academic year. The student body is comprised of a diverse group of day and boarding students. Day students come from as far away as South Bend, Granger, Schererville, Valparaiso and South Haven, MI, while boarding students choose La Lumiere from nine countries and eleven states. Countries represented among the current student body include Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Congo, Croatia, Korea, South Sudan and Ukraine, while domestic boarders hail from Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Washington, DC and Wisconsin.

In addition to new students, La Lumiere is pleased to welcome the following individuals to its faculty and staff:

Ms. Elizabeth Behar holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree from Wake Forest University in Social Studies Education. Behar will teach World History.

Ms. Kristin Fanciullacci holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Archaeology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Classics from the University of Kansas. Fanciullacci will teach Latin I, II and III.

Ms. Rebecca Hunt received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and continued her education at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Michigan and at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Hunt will teach Fine Arts.

Mr. John Joy recently completed his Licentiate in Theology degree at the International Theological Institute, in Trumau, Austria where he also received his Master’s in Theology. John received his B.A. from Ave Maria College, majoring in Theology with a minor in Classics. Joy will teach Ethics.

Mr. Charles Mugford earned his undergraduate degree from Vassar College, a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from Dartmouth College, and has completed the Babson College Business Edge Program. Mugford is the School’s new Director of Enrollment Management.

In addition to new students, La Lumiere is pleased to welcome the following individuals to its faculty and staff:

Mr. Clint Tallman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, South Bend and a Master’s in International Relations degree from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Tallman will teach History.

About La Lumiere School

La Lumiere School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day secondary school providing a college-preparatory education based in character, scholarship and faith. Our rigorous education, personal relationships, and focus on values create a rich learning environment for students. They are known by faculty, staff and other students from all grades. This familiarity enables our students to make lasting connections, engage in academics, participate socially and define their path. Founded in the Catholic tradition in 1963, the student body consists of over 200 students from a rich diversity of backgrounds. It is situated on a beautiful rural estate, 25 miles west of South Bend, 60 miles east of Chicago, and 8 miles from both La Porte and New Buffalo. La Lumiere School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA).