Alumni

Alumni Awards

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  • Jeffrey Miller '79, recipient of the 2021 Ransom Everglades Founders’ Alumni Award

    2021 Founders' Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the Community

    Jeffrey Miller ’79 was named the recipient of the 2021 Ransom Everglades Founders’ Alumni Award, which is awarded to individuals who, through loyal attitude, inspired spirit and unselfish action, have helped fulfill the vision of the founders of the Ransom and Everglades Schools. Miller has spent decades empowering students across Miami-Dade County: He has been a longtime benefactor of Breakthrough Miami, the educational program founded by two Ransom Everglades alumni. He co-founded an inner-city charter school, Beacon College Prep, to elevate public school education in Miami. He has championed the University of Miami since his undergraduate days there.
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Jeffrey Miller '79

“For almost five decades RE has been a huge part of my life. Many dear friendships emerged from my years as a student, as a parent and as a trustee to the RE community. I regard Ransom Everglades as a cornerstone to the South Florida community – not only for seeking educational excellence, but for emphasizing community outreach and selflessness.”

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  • Susan Matson Lampen ’71 and Dick Lampen

    2020-21 Head of School’s Award for Distinguished Service to the School

    The annual Head of School’s Award honors alumni whose commitment and service to the school serve as an inspiration to all alumni. Susan Matson Lampen ’71 was named the 2021 Head of School’s Award recipient during the 2021 Virtual Alumni Day.

    Recipients must demonstrate commitment to the school’s mission by fostering a sense of community, personal integrity and values. They also must display leadership, honor and dedication.

    Susan Matson Lampen is part of a deeply connected Ransom Everglades family. She is a proud Everglades alumna who currently serves on the RE Board of Trustees. Lampen, who has 30 years’ experience as a counselor, had brought her passion for student health, wellness and inclusion to all of her endeavors at RE.
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Previous Award Honorees

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  • Founders' Award for Distinguished Service to the Community

    The Founders’ Alumni Award recognizes alumni who through service and commitment to the community, have made a service impact at a national level. It is awarded to individuals who have been deeply concerned about their communities and who have demonstrated honor, courage and leadership, fulfilling the vision of the founders of Ransom and Everglades Schools.
     
    2021 - Jeffrey Miller '79
    2020 - Beverly Watson '90
    2019 - Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber ’85
    2018 - Rudy Prio Touzet '76
    2017 - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders '70 
    2016 - Maurice R. Ferré '79
    2015 - Richard Freeman '99
    2014 - Willy Foote '86
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  • Head of School's Award for Distinguished Service to the School

    The Head of School’s Award recognizes alumni whose commitment and service to the school serves as an inspiration to all alumni. Recipients must have demonstrated commitment to the school’s mission by fostering a sense of “community, personal integrity and values,” and following Paul C. Ransom’s belief that people are “in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” Through their leadership, honor, attitude and dedication, they have made an irreplaceable mark on Ransom Everglades School and its future.

    2021 - Susan Matson Lampen '71
    2020 - Andrew Ansin '81 and Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna '90
    2019 - Lili Krech Neale '69
    2018 - Henry H. Anderson, Jr. '38
    2017 - Elana Oberstein-Harris '93 
    2016 - Greg Glass '82
    2015 - Ben Quevedo '98
    2014 - Melissa Krinzman '86
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Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.