Remembering Adam and Kristin


Family and friends of Adam Burchett '02 and Kristin Shelton '04, with their check for the Traveller Safe Ride program.

A group of alumni and friends gathered at the Hotchkiss Alumni House earlier this month to honor two of their classmates, Adam Burchett ’02 and Kristin Shelton ’04, who died in a tragic automobile accident a decade ago.

The accident inspired a student-led initiative that created the Traveller Safe Ride Program. Those who returned for the Nov. 13 event made a $5,500 donation to that program in honor and memory of Adam and Kristin.

More than 80 donors from the classes of 2000 through 2005 contributed to the fund. Those who attended (and are pictured above): Thomas, Cindy, Chase and Mary Burchett (Adam’s parents, brother and sister); Charles and Judith Shelton (Kristin’s parents); David (’02) & Kristen French; Evan James ’02; Clayton Kennedy ’02; Baxter Lee ’02; Jimmy Miller ’02; Blair Newman ’02; Tom Radcliff ’02; Louis (’02) and Jessie Sterchi; David Thornhill ’02; Damian (’03) and Emily Horan (’04); Richard (’03) & Jessica Morse; Stacey Gearhart ’03; Serena Carr Debergh ’04; Kelly McFarlane ’04; Tyler Tokarczyk ’12, Traveller Steering Committee; Richard Saum ’11, Traveller Steering Committee; and Jarrett Brotzman ’11, Traveller Steering Committee.


1 Response to “Remembering Adam and Kristin”

  1. 1 Mary Birkenhauer November 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    As a parent of a student in what was the class of 04’s freshman year, it is reassuring to see how Kristen and Adam are remembered with the Safe Ride program. Their legacy will live on through their family and W&L’s continued support of such a worthwhile cause.

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