1957 Alumnus Shares the Joys of Life After the Pines
Class of 1957 alumnus Edward Alling has not returned to campus since graduation, but has lived quite the life since leaving the pines including serving his country.
“Looking back, I am glad I was able to spend my high school years at Hamden Hall with the great teachers and friends, " said Edward. “I am amazed to see the growth and hope to come up to Hamden to see the campus.”
Edward graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1962 with a degree in accounting and was a member of the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). He joined the United States Army and spent nine years stationed in Germany and three years in Vietnam.
In 1972, Edward left the Army and joined Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in the accounting department. Following years of a successful career, he retired in 2003 before moving on to Fidelity Telecom Group in New Jersey as their controller.
Edward married Catherine Ballontyne in 1978 and together the couple has three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He and Catherine moved from New Jersey to Bethlehem, Penn., in 2004 and their children joined shortly after. Edward noted that he and Catherine are happy to spend their retirement with the family nearby.
Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.