Distinguished Alumni Recipients

Girls School

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Dr. Stefanie Davis Niles currently oversees the offices of admission, financial aid, and university communications in her role as Vice President for Enrollment and Communications at Ohio Wesleyan University. In her 23-year career in enrollment management, she has served in leadership positions at Dickinson College, Bryn Athyn College, Hollins University and DePauw University.

She was the 2018-2019 president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the leading national organization for college admission professionals. She led the organization’s board during the U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the organization’s code of ethics and during the Operation Varsity Blues scandal which captured the attention of the public and mainstream media. In 2017, she received a Fulbright grant to study higher education systems in France. Stefanie has also completed the American Academic Leadership Institute, co-sponsored by CIC and the AASCU, and the Harvard Institute of Educational Leadership. 

Stefanie graduated from the Academy of the New Church Girls School in 1990. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a doctor of education degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Shannon Smith Good grew up in Bryn Athyn. She–like her parents and grandparents–attended ANC, graduating in 1980. She then earned her Associates In Arts from Bryn Athyn College. Shannon was a Theta Alpha Award winner upon graduation from both ANC and BAC. After Bryn Athyn College, she earned her bachelor’s degree in General Social Sciences and Secondary Education from James Madison University, then her Masters in Library Science, with an emphasis on school libraries, from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Shannon married, living for four years in the DC metro area where she was a high school librarian, then for 20 years in central PA, where she was a librarian at an elementary school for children with learning challenges. During that time, her two children--Brianne  and Brandon--were born. She homeschooled them until Brianne graduated high school, then moved back to Bryn Athyn and her children attended Bryn Athyn College and ANC.

Shannon is currently a librarian at Bryn Athyn Church School, and she also owns and operates a bed and breakfast–Bryn Ellis Guest House–in her Bryn Athyn home.

Boys School

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Andrew Sullivan graduated from the Academy of the New Church Boys School in 1990. He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in three years. 

He founded Refinery, an interactive agency which created websites for Fortune 500 companies. Andrew was CEO for 13 years and under his leadership, the company grew to 180 employees and $25 Million in revenue. The company was one of the ten largest independent agencies in the country and the only independent interactive agency able to show revenue growth and remain profitable before, during, and after the tech bubble. Andrew oversaw the interactive marketing strategies for over 100 independent feature films. His accolades included INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies (3 years in a row), 50 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania (3 years in a row), CEO of the Year under 40, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

After Refinery, Andrew pursued his first passion, filmmaking. Andrew’s first feature, Bokeh, an Iceland-set cerebral sci-fi film which he co-wrote and co- directed with his writing and directing partner, Geoffrey Orthwein, was acquired by Screen Media Films and was released theatrically in March of 2017. Netflix bought the exclusive global rights and opened the film in 191 countries. Andrew was in pre-production on his second film, Run Deer Run when Covid struck.

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Edward K. Asplundh graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1954, and then spent three years as a pilot in the United States Air Force, flying all over the world for the Military Air Transport Service.

He married Gwen McQueen in 1954 and they have five daughters.

After military service he joined the family firm, The Asplundh Tree Expert Company, which was founded by his father and uncle in 1928.  He worked for the company for 36 years, the last ten as president.

In retirement, he has worked with a number of charitable organizations including Abington Hospital, the Academy of the New Church, Morris Arboretum, and others.