VOLUME 39.1 | FALL 2016
“Missed coming down to Gambier last fall. Plan to make the trip in 2016 to celebrate my 100th birthday.”
— William M. Donley, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Philip T. Doughten, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, welcomed the arrival of two great-grandchildren this year.
Daniel P. Dunlap, Millersville, Maryland, and his wife, Alice, have four children and six grandchildren. “We get together as often as possible,” he writes, although Dan no longer drives. Their first granddaughter, Jennifer Prentice, married last year.
Donald C. Jones, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was able to maintain the family house he grew up in until 2012. Since then he has resided in a “garden apartment” next to a senior assisted living center and shares his “good news: somebody paid us a good price for the house.”
Dominick Cabriele of St. Petersburg, Florida, is “obviously pleased that his granddaughter Sarah C. Hudson '20” begins attending Kenyon this fall. Dom stays active by taking tuition-free college classes at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, running the library and throwing parties at his condo, and starting a Tampa-based chapter of the Kenyon Alumni Association. “Recently ran across Ron Fraley and told lies to each other about our days at Kenyon!” he adds.
Nick Oancea reports that after 59 years in Michigan, he has moved to Vero Beach, Florida.
Charles V. Cable reports that like many in his class he is “using a walker, staying away from doctors, losing money in the stock market, and living in a comfortable retirement home.”
Richard R. Tryon resides in Humacao, Puerto Rico, where he continues his work on aquaponic plant growing technology.
Paul B. Wolfe had a great lunch of reminiscing with Arnold Starr '53 in San Juan Capistrano, California, not far from La Jolla, where Paul lives. After interviewing a few local high school students who applied to Kenyon, Paul wondered, “Could we make it into Kenyon now?”
Stephen Fedele, widowed and retired, still donates 12 hours a week to some of his longstanding osteopathy patients in Battle Creek, Michigan. “Enjoy visiting my family, guiding my grandchildren in lawn care, the local symphony, and tending the fig trees that winter in my garage.”
Arthur L. Johnson is proud of the success of a play he co-wrote about residents of the St. Lawrence County, New York, “poor farm,” performed this spring “to three appreciative crowds.” Art still volunteers with hospice and is active in community theater and Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam.
Quentin T. Kelly travels frequently for his Princeton, New Jersey-based company WorldWater and Solar Technologies Inc., which is installing large solar parks in Morocco and solar water purification, pumping and irrigation systems in Ethiopia. “Our portable systems can pump and purify [enough] water to help at least 150,000 to 200,000 people,” he writes, in areas where drought may threaten the lives of a million people. Up next: Haiti. “One of these years I'll retire,” Quentin adds. “But not yet.”
R. Michael Sly and his wife, Ann, celebrated their 58th anniversary in June before returning to Chautauqua, New York, where they met 60 years earlier as King's Daughters and Sons scholars. They live in Germantown, Maryland.
William R. Abbott stepped down from his position at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, when its Independent Studies program closed its doors. He resides there.
Donald A. Fischman and his wife, Barbara Lohse, having smoothly moved from State College, Pennsylvania, to Rochester, New York, wrapped up a “nightmare” renovation on their apartment. Don is busy painting and assisting as a docent at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, while Barbara runs the newly formed Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ronald E. Kendrick continues in retirement to volunteer by triaging orthopedic surgery patients in Columbus, Ohio. His very successful cataract operation allows him to play doubles tennis without using glasses.
“Still enjoying the privilege to teach at my age at NYU; my class load is heavier now than at any time in the last 20 years. Still in good health, fully mobile, and living independently.”
— James D. Morgan, New York City
Henry J. Steck, Cortland, New York, retired in August but hopes to audit classes outside his field of political science, possibly on Shakespeare: “I stupidly didn't take Shakespeare at Kenyon,” he writes, “to my everlasting regret. Maybe I can do it now.”
William J. Wainwright, Milwaukee, published his new book, “Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion,” with Cambridge University Press in January. He and wife Eleanor (“Mimi”) have “moved into a rather large and very nice apartment in February” after his “major and lifesaving” stomach operation in January.
William B. Cowles, Lilburn, Georgia, has volunteered as a golf rules official in events from junior golf to professional championships for 20 years, along with playing about 100 rounds a year. Last spring Bill enjoyed seeing John Beese at the class reunion for what turned out to be the last time.
Sheldon M. Fisher started a popular senior hiking group for the University of Denver adult education department two years ago, and has been savoring five-mile hikes among “meadows of high mountain wildflowers, sweeping vistas of mountain peaks, and breathtaking scenery. A great way for us seniors to enhance our quality of life.”
The Reverend Canon Jeremy W. Bond is enjoying retirement with Kathy, his wife of 53 years, in Grover Beach, California, where they are active in the local parish. He sings in the choir and “toots his trombone” in the county band—playing the very same instrument he had at Kenyon.
Raymond L. Brown reports that he and Cathleen continue to winter in Fort Myers, Florida, before returning home to Hadley, Massachusetts. “I am still the secretary/treasurer of the local soccer officiating group and guru of the prep school soccer league, keeping track of standings,” Ray adds. “Very sorry about the loss of our dear friend Tom Edwards—a great man.”
Robert J. Clawson, Acton, Massachusetts, retired from stewarding the Robert Creeley Foundation, described “two projects that should keep me busy until the dark stranger finally knocks on the door.” First, Bob is working to bring the “unique genius” of friend and poet Paula Tatarunis to the poetry-reading public; second, he is writing more of his own poetry and seeking to publish work he has “banked” over the last 15 years, “with, of course, a book or two in mind.”
“Margie and I are looking forward to one of my bucket list trips…to Greece. Just wish Fred Mench could be along as our classics professor!”
— Richard A. Dickey, Hickory, North Carolina
Arnold Ostrow still teaches at the University of California, Irvine, supervising fellows in the chest clinic, despite having retired from seeing patients. “Other than that,” Arnie adds, “I am still boating on my 37-foot Riviera sort fisher and visit my son in Menlo Park, California, and daughter in Overland Park, Kansas.”
Barry N. Auger is “alive and well” in Vancouver, Canada, having “survived” the “frightful” winter there—“two weeks of frost, and that's it!” Yet the prospect of retirement is “a distant thought,” he says: “I have two cats to feed!”
Edward Hirshfield, Cupertino, California, retired as vice president of Globalstar Inc., where he oversaw a program developing 72 low earth orbiting satellites, 26 satellite gateways all over the world and 25 million lines of code. He is proud of over a dozen patents, not to mention two children and two amazing grandchildren. “I value my Kenyon years as an important factor in broadening my life experience,” Ed writes. “I hope all of you have enjoyed your time since 1956 as much as I have.”
Although Philip C. Levering, Yaphank, New York, and his wife, Linda, have been on a dozen cruises, last June was their first river cruise—from Marseille, on the Rhone. “Retirement is good!”
J. Bruce Overmier and wife, Robin, sold their Minnesota house and moved to San Ramon, California, near their daughter and grandchildren. “Doing what we are all doing: trying to figure out how to detach from our old careers and find new constructive lives,” he writes. “I read of the passing of college classmates with sadness.”
George Cole Scott, Richmond, Virginia, is still CEO of Closed-End Fund Advisors, but his “true passion” is travel: He's been around the world twice. “I recommend 'Road Scholar' as a travel agency,” he says. “Small groups and local guides. I am also deeply concerned about our fragile planet,” he adds, “and think often about our beloved Kenyon.”
David C. Brown “finally pulled the trigger and retired from the law practice in December. I had some concern that it would be the 'do nothing, rest afterward' syndrome, but things keep popping.” He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Barbara M. Baker.
After David O. Holland, Plover, Wisconsin, published “Longest Road,” his fourth novel, and then a small volume of poetry, he went fly-fishing for trout on Montana's Bighorn River. Wife Patty chairs the music department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Kurt E. Yeager, now fully retired, and his wife enjoy their country home in Aptos, California. He is still an active “Perfect Power” electricity speaker at conferences throughout the U.S.
Stephen M. Chaplin is in his 16th year teaching a course on Mexico and Mexico-U.S. relations at the Department of State's training center. The course is offered five times a year for diplomats assigned to Mexico and representatives from other U.S. government agencies. He lives in McLean, Virginia.
“Some people know that after a 47-year engagement, Dick Hanna and I were married on October 16, 2015, in the dungeonish depths of Chicago City Hall.”
— Byron S. Dunham
Paul C. Heintz, a partner in the trusts and estates department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel in Philadelphia, was recognized by the American Cancer Society for 50 years of volunteer service.
Harvey F. Lodish directs a research lab and teaches a full course load in life sciences at MIT. His new company, Rubius, is developing genetically modified human red blood cells for therapeutic applications, and last year as a biotechnology consultant he traveled to Chile, Cuba, Israel and Vietnam.
John C. Oliver III, mayor of the borough of Sewickley Heights (near Pittsburgh), also keeps busy operating the tree farm he owns.
Richard A. Rubin is vice chair of the Commonwealth Club of California, a venerable west coast nonpartisan public advocacy organization. Grateful for the chance to meet and greet its esteemed guests, Richard helped host Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter earlier this year. Carter gave “a compelling talk about Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and terrorism, among other complex issues,” he added.
Alan W. Beck and his wife, Sarah, are still enjoying retired life at Surfside Beach, South Carolina, walking a few miles most mornings and hoping to see their first grandson graduate from college, as did his father, David A. Beck '97. Last February Alan mailed a letter to “P.F. Kluge, Gambier, Ohio” and was pleased to find that mail still gets correctly delivered here on the Hill despite incomplete addresses.
As for Paul Frederick Kluge, when not teaching in Gambier he travels to Hawaii and, last summer, to Austria. “I'm pleased that a theatrical version of 'Dog Day Afternoon' is planned for Broadway and London,” he reports. “I enjoy being the Kenyon Collegian advisor,” he adds. “It's like taking on another seminar, but it's worth it.
The Reverend James E. Baltzell III has been spending retirement years building wooden boats and airplane models and was recently asked to be office manager and treasurer of Christ Episcopal Church in Norwich, Connecticut, where he lives.
Frederick J. McGavran, Cincinnati, “continues to crank out stories with his pen.” Read “The Flipper Guy” at spankthecarp.com/issue17_mcgavran.html, or contact him to read his latest, titled “How Do You Know.”
Paul B. Zuydhoek, New York City, is studying to be a personal trainer and writes, “Of 27 classmates, the average age is under 30—guess who significantly raised the average?” He hopes to volunteer and serve those who cannot afford to pay for services they need to improve their health and well-being.
Lt. Col. Bruce K. Blocher is a retired USAF pilot and Boeing flight instructor, living in Puyallup, Washington, and loving the northwest. Expect him to take a river cruise in Europe soon.
John O. Case, Williamstown, Massachusetts, writes: “I'm gradually working my way toward immortality by replacing one body part at a time. This may be too disgraceful to report, but I'm playing a lot of banjo and a bit of mandolin in a local band.”
Robert L. Cook, Jr. reports he is “still in the real estate and vacation rental business, escaping Ohio winters in Honolulu. Come over and let me buy you a mai tai on the beach. Regards and aloha!”
James S. Cowlin and his wife, Barbara, enjoy their “little mountain town of Oracle, Arizona,” where their guided tour business keeps them busy. Jim teaches workshops on phone camera photography and videography and calls maintaining four websites a “never-ending challenge—and here I thought technology was going to make life easier?”
Michael C. Sivitz, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, retired in June from pediatric medicine after 39 satisfying years. With his wife, Marta Brand, he'll now travel to see their seven grandchildren, while gaining fluency in conversational Hebrew, improving his woodworking and orchid growing skills, and swimming regularly. He writes, “Kenyon College, many years ago, confirmed for one small town boy that all inquiry is worthwhile.”
Michael K. Berryhill teaches journalism at Texas Southern University. His article in the online journal, Places, about a local nonprofit working innovatively to help the city's large immigrant population appeared in March (see placesjournal.org/article/houstons-quiet-revolution). On retirement: “I like the students and I like writing, so why would I stop?” He lives in Houston.
Brian J. Derry hangs his hat in Missoula, Montana, where he and wife Kathy offer workshops about end-of-life conversations that focus on communicating with loved ones before a medical crisis occurs.
Allan W. Ryan reports the following sad news: His son, Kevin J. Ryan '93, suffered a traumatic brain injury in October 2015 when a car hit him while he was walking. “He is in rehab making good progress,” Allan writes, “but it is going to be a long road. Please keep Kevin and his folks in your thoughts and prayers.”
After Reeve W. Dean, Jr. retired he spent the next 10 years as a ski instructor, mainly with children, at the Holimont Ski Resort. His recent completion of an Adaptive Program certification will allow him to teach skiing to the physically and mentally challenged. He lives with his wife in Alma, New York.
“I continue to have a keen interest in the sounds of '60s vintage guitars and hope other Kenyon guys will jam with me at our class reunion in 2018. Start practicing now—I have guitars and amps to share.”
— Edward B. Gaines, Jacksonville, Florida
Michael W. Gaynon will soon retire after 37 years as a retinal specialist in Palo Alto, California. He and his wife, Susan Ryu, have two daughters.
Michael C. Johnston, Stratham, New Hampshire, has been working with his wife, Jean Bernard, to help writers and illustrators in Uganda develop reading materials for elementary schools. The books are organized, he explains, “around the theme of resilience in recovering from natural disasters (mudslides, floods, lightning strikes) as well as those caused by human actions.”
Gary L. Nave, Bedford New York, reports that he and wife Linda were guests of Pierce and Elaine Scranton at their condo in Kauai, Hawaii. “We rehashed the Golden Days of stag Kenyon and our summer days logging at Port Alice, Alaska,” he adds.
Kenneth R. Abraham, Dover, Delaware, founded Citizens for Criminal Justice to help those who have suffered wrongful convictions. He is “educating policymakers about how dysfunctional today's criminal justice system is—and how to fix it,” he reports.
David B. Bell and his wife, Mary, “pulled the plug” on their home in the D.C. suburbs and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, closer to their grandchildren. Retired, they are enjoying the music scene there (“who doesn't?”).
Richard B. Gelfond, Livingston, New Jersey, retired from practicing law last November and is enjoying “volunteering, seeing grandchildren, reading, and playing bridge,” he reports.
J. Keith Kalinowski is retired from NASA and working on his bucket list with wife Nancy. A four-week circumnavigation of Australia was the first step in their goal of spending a year, cumulatively, aboard cruise ships. They reside in Burke, Virginia.
Peter C. Lathrop moved back to Colorado and joined the marketing faculty at the University of Denver, where he has taught two capstone graduate marketing courses for the last decade or so. A year ago he met roommate Richard Baker, Jr. and classmate James A. Brady III at a reunion in Pentwater, Michigan.
William M. Lokey and his wife, Andrea, celebrated 40 years together with a trip to Australia and New Zealand. Bill still works part time as a consultant and plans to follow in the footsteps of Robert D. Schonfeld by becoming a lecturer on cruise ships to Alaska.
In June Richard J. Brean received the Peggy Browning Award, given to “social justice champions who have distinguished themselves with passion and dedication to the rights and needs of workers and their families.” General counsel at United Steelworkers, Rich lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Karen.
The Reverend Scott O. Fisher retired last November as rector of St. Matthew's in Fairbanks, Alaska, after nearly 50 years of living there. Married to Elizabeth, Scott has plans that include “sitting, watching and spitting now and then.”
“I've become a panelist on the public radio game show 'Says You!' aired in quite a few cities as well as via podcast. Classmates nostalgic for my adolescent whingeing on WKCO are encouraged to tune in. Little has changed.”
— Murray L. Horwitz, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Robert E. Poll and his wife, Laura Janowicz, moved to Austin, Texas, “following many freezing winters in New York,” he reports. “Austin is terrific. Everyone is invited to visit.”
Edward L. “Ned” Smyth's monumental 12-foot-tall bronze sculptures installed at Ramapo College have been attracting positive attention. After “40-something” years, Ned reconnected with Geoffrey R. Enck '68, who is “still working in Beijing, years after he, Denzil Hollingsworth '71, and Stuart Revo '68 were [reported on] in the Wall Street Journal for a very early big deal with China,” Ned reports. He lives with wife Rima on Shelter Island, New York.
Peter W. Halapatz retired from the Pittsburgh public schools after 35 years of teaching and currently works part-time for Point Park University.
Alan G. Janos marked 40 years of service with the Gas Technology Institute of Des Plaines, Illinois.
Christopher A. Myers and his wife, Christine Haynes, moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where Chris will teach a class on white-collar crime at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Terry D. Zimmerman was awarded Senior Lawyer of the Year by the Akron Bar Association for his work fighting for creditors' rights; he also volunteers at Community Legal Aid Services. His wife, Julia, told the Akron Legal News she was “happy to see Terry's hard work recognized. He always tried to help people out.”
“Since retiring and moving to Delaware, I have become very active with the Roxana Volunteer Fire Department. I received an award for responding to the second highest number of calls of any member of the department.”
— David S. Ferguson
Lawrence R. Harbison, Ann Arbor, Michigan, is still editing theater books for Smith and Kraus Publishers and Applause Books.
Jeffrey A. Wolin retired last December after 36 years at Indiana University as the Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography Emeritus. “I will miss my daily interaction with my students and colleagues,” he reports, “but I have plenty of work to keep me busy.”
Preston Lentz began the second year of the three-year “Iona Initiative,” on track to ordination as an Episcopal Priest. “Better late than never!” he writes. He and Mary Ann live in Honolulu.
Jeffrey L. Bennett is director of automotive technology management at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He and Sue celebrated their 40th anniversary in September and have four grandchildren.
Christopher A. Bloom, Chicago, spent last Christmas in London with his wife, JoAnne, and daughters Anna '04 and Mary '09. From their home in the south of England Winston Pickett and his wife, Fiona, joined the celebration.
Peter Bloomfield enjoyed working with Marc Bragin and Mark Kohlman and other staff and faculty in the making of Kenyon's Hillel building. He writes, “The death of Bray S. Fricken still hangs heavily on his closest friends. Bob Horowitz (whom I see fairly regularly), Douglas and Lucinda Neff Thomson, and I met up in March on St. Simon's Island for a few tears and many laughs. Bray was the first from our crowd to go and is sorely missed.”
David H. Cannon has retired and passed off the family business in Cleveland to the next generation after 27 years of running it. He looks forward to spending more time with his daughter and granddaughter in San Francisco.
Jean C. Dunbar, Lexington, Kentucky, redid the interior decoration of Harriet Beecher Stowe's residence in Hartford, Connecticut, and oversaw restoration of the Pompeian colors and tromp l'oeil painted friezes of Hudson River artist Thomas Cole in his Catskills home.
Robert Heaps, his partners and his wife, Jane Cooper, opened a wine and spirits shop last year in New Orleans: grandekrewe.com.
Bonnie Levinson exhibited three of her large-scale underwater photographs—40 by 60 inches printed on aluminum—in a juried exhibition at a new interdisciplinary space called Dogpatch in San Francisco.
Scott T. Miller completed his 35th year as a professor of pediatric hematology-oncology at SUNY-Downstate, caring for children with sickle cell disease “and wrestling with electronic medical records.” Wife Christina Seelig works as the librarian at Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.
Laurie B. Sherwood practices psychotherapy, sharing an office with Cathi Sonneborn Gilmore in Newton, Massachusetts. Her son, working in branding design, lives nearby, while her daughter pursues a career in comedy in Los Angeles.
In January, Dennis G. Stevens became interim president of Hampden-Sydney College in central Virginia, one of the country's last remaining private all-male colleges. His main interest outside of education is martial arts, in which he has earned a fifth-degree black belt and instructed students for 20 years. He is married to Bonnie Klomp Stevens.
Gilbert C. Meister, Jr. is “delighted” to have joined the board of directors of Kenyon's Gund Gallery. He and his wife, Doris, collect old master, postwar, and modern drawings and photographs. They reside with their twin daughters in New York City and East Hampton.
Peter Smagorinsky announces the 2016 publication of “Creativity and Community among Autism-spectrum Youth: Creating Positive Social Updrafts through Play and Performance” with Palgrave Macmillan. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
Stephen F. Stettler, producing artistic director at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, led a groundbreaking educational program this year of “no grades, no tests, no homework—just the joy of delving into six great plays and musicals with the artists bringing them to life on Weston's stages.”
Vickery Trinkaus-Randall, a professor at Boston University School of Medicine, recently biked over 162 miles in the Dana Farber-Jimmy Fund cancer fundraiser for the third year “in honor of my daughter, who is the gutsiest person I know, as she fights the fight,” she reports.
W. Kevin Fitzgerald, Revere, Massachusetts, became a grandfather last March to Montana Grace Schaeffer. He counsels burn survivors in and out of the hospital and volunteered with a Department of Defense study on how lasers can reduce the effects of graft scars—“amazing how much they can improve,” he reports.
Diane L. Goforth, Greenville, South Carolina, writes that normally her life is “way too dull to broadcast,” but this year she cheered when her fourth son received early acceptance to Kenyon. “Aidan, like his brother Collin, will be swimming with the Lords, so I have an excuse to be on the Hill for four more years!”
John K. Grosvenor and his fiancée, Cheryl Hackett, finished restoring an 1811 Federal home in Newport, Rhode Island. The couple also runs worldheritagewatercolor.com, an opportunity for artists to visit World Heritage sites for three days of plein air painting.
William A. Kozy was appointed to the board of directors of The Cooper Companies, a global medical device company. Bill retired from his CEO position at Becton Dickinson four years ago and lives in Sparta, New Jersey.
Jean M. Amabile teaches American Law at East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai. Last spring, she took the high-speed train to visit her son and daughter-in-law in Beijing before returning home to Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the summer.
Anne G. Campos retired on April Fool's Day, left New York City, and launched an online journal of “nostalgia for the future,” seasonablethymes.com. She expects to winter in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
I'm in my 35th year teaching high school at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, learning as I go.
Leonard C. Felder, Los Angeles, is giving workshops for his newest book, “More Fully Alive,” published in March and available at Amazon/
Rev. Robert B. Gibson and his wife, Gail E. Meyer Gibson, welcome visitors to the Community of Jesus Benedictine monastery on Cape Cod, where they live, busy with publishing, theater costuming and Gregorian chant.
Robert A. Metzger, Jr. and his wife, Jean, are retired in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bob has been running distance races with Tom Arnold and John Wendler.
Richard H. Miller, senior partner in the Transactions Group at Bryan Cave, reports that his wife, Cherie, was recruited to run global business development for Apple Pay last year, so Rick splits his time between Atlanta and Cupertino, California, enjoying that clash of cultures.
Donna Bertolet Poseidon has a new job in cybersecurity at Dell SecureWorks, having a great time heading internal communications and change management for a major business transformation program.
Elizabeth Levitt Resnick, Ramsey, New Jersey, is now a full-time executive business coach, not missing the daily commute into NYC and loving working with clients over Skype or FaceTime.
Pamela Cole Schneider writes, “I spend most of my time in Mount Dora, Florida, with summers on beautiful Keuka Lake in western New York. Enjoyed a visit from Karen Mesberg last summer. Sadly, my husband Glenn passed away two years ago.” Retired from Corning, Pam focuses her time and passion on her equestrian avocation.
Paul A. Silver and his wife, Shelly, have 13 grandchildren, now that Levi Shlomo and Temima Rosa were born in 2015. “Still teaching and seeing patients at George Washington University,” he notes.
James C. Fenhagen, a set designer who has worked on “The Colbert Report” and “Good Morning America,” launched a new overhauled set for a morning show in Australia called “Sunrise 7.” First musical guest? Walk the Moon, fronted by Nicholas Petricca '09. Jim and wife Julianne's son Aaron '17 is currently a senior.
Alexander C. Schoch became general counsel of the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates alternative fuel safety, natural gas utilities, intrastate pipelines and more. Alex retired from Peabody Energy last year.
Deborah E. Boone Tepper is now with Beth Israel Deaconess in Sandwich, Massachusetts, practicing headache and internal medicine. “Living full-time on Cape Cod is spectacular,” she adds.
When William R. Wilson, Jr. is not practicing cardiac and vascular surgery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he and his wife, Jean Marie, are building their dream ski house in the state's White Mountains.
Mieke H. Bomann teaches an online course in profile writing at Bay Path University in Massachusetts—“pretty interesting!” she notes.
Christopher J. Rie became a grandfather last year and “is enjoying his time with little Wolff more than he would have expected,” he reports. “Instead of making me feel old, playing with him has the opposite effect,” Chris explains. He always looks forward to his annual lunch with Denese Fink Giordano.
Edwin S. Sheffield, Jr. launched a podcast about navigating the job market titled “The Power of You,” which you can subscribe to and comment on via iTunes or at winsheffield.com/podcasts.
Robert M. Moore has partnered with Brett Pierce '81 to found a startup called Meridian Stories to engage middle and high school students in storytelling over digital media. The project “emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and narrative, and when a student submission shows sparks of brilliance it seems worthwhile,” he reports. He and his wife live in Freeport, Maine.
Leslie Olsen Andren is chief investment officer at Atlas Residential USA, headquartered in Chicago but investing in apartment properties across the country. “We own about 18,000 units nationally now,” she reports. She was named one of the 50 Women in Influence in Commercial Real Estate last year by Real Estate Forum magazine.
Andrew P. Burnside practices employment law in New Orleans “while enduring my two teenage sons,” he reports. Drew celebrates the memory of Professor Rogan, mentor and teacher, and sees John A. Rogan '83 when he visits.
Mike Cummiskey, Paradise Valley, Arizona, left Hartford Investment five years ago to found his own company, Paradise Valley Wealth Management; the business has grown quickly through practice acquisitions, he reports. He and Wendy “are empty nesters and welcome visitors to our desert botanical garden,” some of whom have included Michael T. Ryan '78 and Frederick G. Tiffany '77.
Robert E. Fisher treats his oncology patients four days a week at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Longmont, Colorado, and then spends his days off in the mountain home he and Laurie have in Silverthorne—9,400 feet up. “On a clear day, looking east,” Rob jokes, “I can just see the top spires of Old Kenyon!”
Leslie Jones Goodall, Monterey, Virginia, enjoys practicing pediatric occupational therapy, farming, skiing, kayaking and seeing her son when he's home from Virginia Tech.
Daniel A. and Mary Ann Duff Gulino, Las Cruces, New Mexico, report that their first grandchild was born November 18. “Kora Isabelle Minhinnick and her mother (our daughter Andrea) are healthy and doing fine.” In May, Dan and Mary Ann traveled to Seoul, South Korea, to see Kora for the first time.
Brian R. McGraw practices criminal law in Cleveland, where he has run across judges Pamela Addison Barker and Kathleen M. O'Malley. He takes religious sustenance from Reverend Gregory Fedor, contacts John C. Lentz, Jr. when “feeling ecumenical” and argues politics with Edmund A. Hartt (“he's usually wrong”).
Martin Secrest, Arlington, Virginia, works at Voice of America while he “juggles teenagers.”
Susan Fulton Talbott and Richard B. Talbott '81 welcome visitors to Fort Myers, Florida, where they celebrated their 33rd anniversary. For son Jeffrey's wedding, Sue was told as mother-in-law to “'wear beige and keep her mouth shut.' Any advice?” Daughter Carly pursued an internship last winter in Maine—“brave for a Florida girl!”
Tracy Teweles has retired from market research and is “feeding her spiritual and visual sides” by performing Reiki healing and doing house staging. She and husband Chris de Brauw live in Evanston, Illinois.
William S. Whitaker and his bandmates in the Jillettes played the beer tent during reunion weekend in a case of “life imitating art imitating life”—they had been filmed on the Kenyon quad doing likewise for a scene in a feature film by Karl Shefelman '80 called “Looking for the Jackalope.”
Beth Schaefer Bruner and Jacob M. Bruner '79 have been in Salt Lake City for 26 years. Beth directed her eighth Shakespeare production, and Jacob plans a flute recital “when he can grab a minute from his role as chief technology officer of HealthCare Insights,” she writes.
Virginia Calhoun de Millan coordinates a B.A. program in teaching English at the Autonomous University of Chiapas in Mexico: “I hope everyone realizes how prestigious that is,” she writes dryly. “Twenty unpaid hours on top of 20 paid-at-McDonald's rates hours. [But] having a ball teaching how to teach English to kids.” She stays in touch with Cindy Simpson and Andrew T. Bowers.
Sandra L. Glatt, Littleton, Colorado, works at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She and her husband are empty nesters this fall, now that their son has taken a job in California with a leading biopharma company and their daughter heads for the University of New England in Maine to play competitive ice hockey as a first-year.
Quentin R. Hardy, Berkeley, California, marked his fifth anniversary at the New York Times, where he is deputy technology editor. He writes: “Journalism is in an existential crisis, and I'm having a blast, which for someone three generations in the business is a little odd.”
Jennie Hutton Jacoby and Douglas B. Jacoby '82 attended an alumni gathering at the Brookline, Massachusetts, home of Joseph F. Horning III '83—along with some current Kokosingers. “Great fun watching the mix of ages,” Jennie writes, “and especially bittersweet after learning of the unexpected death of Stefan M. Pakulski '81.”
On July 1, Michael J. Kaufman became dean of the Loyola University School of Law. He recently published “The Pre-K Home Companion: Learning the Importance of Early Childhood Education and Choosing the Best Program for Your Family” and credits “our incredible Kenyon professors, who understood that we construct knowledge through meaningful relationships.”
Charles S. Konigsberg joined the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a nonprofit that convenes stakeholders across the political spectrum to develop nonpartisan solutions. Chuck and his wife, Amy, recently moved to Reston, Virginia.
Thomas R. Parker continues his 16-year career “in the ever-challenging and very occasionally glamorous art world, peddling centuries of fine art at New York's Hirsch & Adler Galleries on the art fair circuit. Say hello if you're in Miami in December.” Tom's beloved Brooklyn Victorian was used as Tom Hanks' home in Steven Spielberg's 2015 film “Bridge of Spies.”
Stacy Remke traveled to India, New Zealand and — closer to her home in Minneapolis — Chicago to teach about pediatric palliative care. She met up with Andrew B. Coulter while in the Windy City.
Mary V. Ashley is in her 25th year as a biology professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching ecology and evolution and doing genetic research.
Margaret P. Calkins has been named executive director of the Mayer-Rothschild Foundation. Maggie lives in Kirtland, Ohio.
Suzanne W. Crable, Cincinnati, has been a lactation consultant at Good Samaritan Hospital for 14 years, enjoying birding and yoga now that her sons, 24 and 21, are self-supporting.
Kerry Hall teaches history at New Trier High School, his alma mater, along with coaching boys and girls tennis. This year he and Shauna missed their daughter while she taught English in Spain and their son who is “playing basketball and studying hard at Claremont-McKenna.”
J. Kyle Hickok, St. Louis, continues working at the investment firm Edward Jones, where he is now “building a research function called Branch Insights to help us understand what our branch teams can do to optimize the client experience.”
David S. Hooker, Grand Rapids, Michigan, writes: “After many years in the car business, I find myself leading Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. I should have taken those art history courses with my dear friend A.J. House '80.
Susan J. Hudson, Medina, Ohio, is head of the midwife section, western region, for the Cleveland Clinic. After 35 years together, Sue and her partner, Diann A. Heck, “finally got married after SCOTUS gave us a green light.” Daughter Cassandra K. Hudson-Heck '19 is a sophomore at Kenyon playing lacrosse and studying physics.
Margaret Morgan loves working for Wm. Pitt Sotheby's as an agent in Essex, Connecticut, and “happily accepts referrals.” Her roommate Victoria Post Risk is also with Sotheby's in L.A., and “all within shouting distance” are Douglas F. Culver '83, The Reverend Canon Mark K.J. Robinson and his wife, Eleanor, Michael J. Pariano, Spencer A. Sloan '79, and Myles H. Alderman, Jr. '82.”
Brett M. Pierce, Freeport, Maine, is an independent media educator splitting his time between projects in the United Arab Emirates and South Sudan. He teaches a January course at Colby College each year.
James C. Nichols-Fleming and his wife, Diane, are adjusting to the empty nest, with daughter Fiona studying astronomy at the University of Rochester and son Nathaniel graduating from Vassar and headed to law school. “We continue to enjoy rural life on a dirt road a few miles south of Montpelier, Vermont,” Jim reports.
Elise A. Rafuse works for Global Affairs Canada, “Canada's equivalent of a combination of the U.S. State Department and USAID,” she writes. After completing a three-year assignment in Honduras managing development projects, she headed to Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. “Embassy employees are restricted to communal housing, eating in a common dining room, and working and socializing together 24/7 within the Embassy compound,” she explained. “Other than being in a war zone, it may be a little like life at Kenyon on a smaller scale!”
Michael K. Zorek and his wife Shelly Friedland, who recently made partner at Trief and Olk in New York, traveled to Europe to trace his father's footsteps when fleeing the Nazis: “We placed Stolpersteine (literally stumbling stones) in front of the home where he lived, then traced his journey on the Kindertransport from the town where he was born (now in Poland) to Gloucester in the U.K., [which] adopted 10 German/Jewish refugees just before the war.”
Frederik S. Barends is director of operations for the Ohio State track and field and cross country program. He received the Contributor Award from the Ohio Track and Field and Cross Country Officials Association last January.
Lori Dibble Collins enjoys working as editor-in-chief of Ranger Rick Jr. magazine: “Writing about animals for 5-year-olds is never dull,” she reports. She and John M. Collins '82 live in Kensington, Maryland.
Stephen D. Hays continues to finance independent films at 120dB Films, one of which—“A Kind of Murder” written by Patricia Highsmith—premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival April 17. “Unfortunately, given the changes in the independent film industry,” Steve writes, “too many recent titles include talking dogs and zombies.”
Moira B. Rosenberger, Philadelphia, rejoiced in the graduation of her son Jacob Griffith-Rosenberger '16 in May: “He loved his Kenyon experience as much, if not more, than I did!”
Robert B. Walker, Jr. and his wife, of Athens, Georgia, look forward to future visits to Gambier (“not in winter”) to visit Robert B. Walker III '19.
Douglas Heuck writes that his son Henry H. Heuck '15 worked for Doug's first-year roommate Hugh Forrest at SXSW in Austin, Texas: “So Kenyon freshmen should remember to be nice to their roommates.”
Susan Miller Lloyd, in her 23rd year working in admissions at the Peddie School, is trying to stay afloat with four daughters, the oldest of whom, Sarah Lloyd '17, is a senior art history major. Susie reconnected with first-year roommate Elizabeth Byerly Haesler after not seeing her for 25-plus years, and urges: “Reconnect with old friends—life is too short and fast to let them slip away.”
Susan Miller Lloyd, in her 23rd year working in admissions at the Peddie School, is trying to stay afloat with four daughters, the oldest of whom, Sarah Lloyd '17, is a senior art history major. Susie reconnected with first-year roommate Elizabeth Byerly Haesler after not seeing her for 25-plus years, and urges: “Reconnect with old friends—life is too short and fast to let them slip away.”
Eliza Winans Rossman recruited a group of around 47 women to found Allinbklyn, a women's philanthropic initiative that will distribute $235,000 this year in grants to nonprofits in Brooklyn, New York.
Pam Sweet and Bennett Blau, Beverly, Massachusetts, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in May.
Roberta Bair Watts and husband Richard completed the Camino Frances last fall, walking over 400 miles to Santiago, Spain—“a grueling yet exhilarating pilgrimage” which they hope to do again, maybe even with their adult children.
Zali Win now chairs the board of trustees of Kenyon's land trust, the Philander Chase Conservancy. Through purchase and conservation easements, PCC protects 4,800 acres of open space and farmland around Gambier, including part of the former Tomahawk Golf Club, now converted into a natural burial ground. “I get to talk to PCC managing director Lisa Dowd Schott '80 every week,” says Zali.
Zali Win now chairs the board of trustees of Kenyon's land trust, the Philander Chase Conservancy. Through purchase and conservation easements, PCC protects 4,800 acres of open space and farmland around Gambier, including part of the former Tomahawk Golf Club, now converted into a natural burial ground. “I get to talk to PCC managing director Lisa Dowd Schott '80 every week,” says Zali.
Tatyana L. Eckstrand and her wife, Bridget, moved to midcoast Maine, where they love the country life. In February Tani published her first children's book, titled “Ray's Radishes.”
Timothy E. Stautberg is senior vice president of the newspaper division at Scripps, where he has worked since 1990. Tim also serves on several boards in Greater Cincinnati. He and Katherine Thornwell Stautberg '87 live in Terrace Park, Ohio.
Kathleen Fulmer Waller is upgrading her teaching credentials, working on a graduate certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); meanwhile, her daughter Laurel J. Waller '19 completed her first year at Kenyon and declared a Classics major.
Elizabeth Yaghooti Collis represents physicians before the Ohio Medical Board but has her “eye set on retirement in four or five years” now that she and Todd are empty nesters. Her daughter is at DePauw, her son at College of Wooster and playing soccer—“we look forward to traveling to Kenyon, Denison, Oberlin, and so on to see games.” She is in contact with classmates Maura S. Minsky, Kate Stookey Haviland, Deborah North Cartisser and Eleanor T. Tytus Wallace.
This summer Br. Christopher Derby S.J. departed high school teaching in snowy Buffalo for Wernersville, Pennsylvania, where he will direct retreats at the Jesuit Center there.
Paulo E. Franco, Jr. was finishing up a new album called “The Last Card,” forging ahead with his music career while remaining assistant bar counsel for the Virginia State Bar.
Beatrice Huste-Petersen, East Islip, New York, sends the sad news of the death of her husband, Patrick. She has four children.
Wendy Crabbe Lingafelter and David B. Lingafelter, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, are officially empty nesters with youngest son Billy completing high school this year. Dave remains with Moen Inc.
John F. Turner reports that he has “had more of a career cloud than a career path.” He owns and operates a small business specializing in repairing and modifying high pressure water units for industry (“power washers on steroids”). He keeps in touch with Barbara J. Evans '87, G. Todd Soule Downs '87 and “dear friend” Amos Guiora '79, and was happy Doc Locke recognized him immediately while on a Chamber Singers tour “despite my lack of hair, beard, and glasses.”
Joseph E. Lipscomb, who lives in Washington, D.C., writes: “My son, Sam A. Lipscomb '19, started at Kenyon last fall as a member of the class of 2019. Yikes! We're old!”
Timothy Williams made partner this year at one of the preeminent design firms in the world, ZGF Architects LLP. In 2015, Tim won the prestigious AIA National Institute Honor Award for his work on the Seattle train station.
Jocelyn L. Alexander, a special education teacher in Rappahannock County, Virginia, lives on her grandparents' farm, which she purchased two years ago. She writes she is “not far from D.C.—and always happy to hear from D.C. area alums!”
C. David Cottrill finished his fifth season as a prop person on the NBC show “Grimm,” shot entirely in Portland, Oregon. The show was renewed for a sixth season in May.
Bruce A. Gerber wrote: “I joined Kent Wellington, Edward W. “Ted” Stewart, Frank A. Ciraci, and Brian P. McDonald '89 in celebration of the 50th birthday party of Sten A. Johnson in West Lafayette, Indiana.” Sten's daughter Kirsten plays basketball for Maine (coached by Richard A. Barron '91), so the classmates cheered the Black Bears as they took on Purdue.
The B-1 roommates met for a weekend in Philadelphia at Kelly Surrick's new home west of Rittenhouse Square and celebrated the birthdays of Lisa Volpe McCabe and Alexandra “Lee” McDonnell Lytle. Anne Burke Manella was unable to attend but Christine Moyles Kovan did an admirable job subbing for her. A weekend full of laughs, but we missed our dear Jenny L. Voncx.
Paul Schnee received the Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for his work as casting director of “Spotlight,” which won an Oscar for Best Picture the next day. “Nice to be recognized,” he notes, “and to see Josh Welsh '85, the director of Film Independent.”
Ruth Seaman is medical director for a women-only inpatient addictions recovery unit in Oklahoma City. “I've also been asked,” she writes, “to deliver a talk about the neuropsychiatry of gender identity—apparently a hot topic these days. Plus I'll be transitioning my gender later this month after finally coming to peace with being me. As one of my kids said it best, we also have a turtle and a cat.”
Susan M. Byrne Wooster and Benjamin J. Wooster '89, Greensboro, North Carolina, visited Kenyon with their children and report “so many wonderful additions since we graduated, but the core of Kenyon is still there.” While touring Bolton Theater they met with drama professor Jonathan E. Tazewell '84 and later noticed a bulletin board in Ascension Hall posting news about John Lysaker teaching philosophy at Emory University.
Bari L. Courts, Batavia, Ohio, and his wife, Carolyn, adopted two boys from Africa, ages 4 and 5. “We also have two girls from Russia we adopted four years ago, so the house is full,” he adds.
Lawrence C. Grimm appeared in a five-hour adaptation of Roberto Bolano's novel “2666” at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Lisa Betson Resnik now oversees marketing, communication, development and membership at Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky; she's hired Gil Reyes '01 to manage marketing and communications. Husband Peter S. Resnik '82 is a partner in a new digital entertainment media company.
Taylor V. Ruggles lives in Kigali, Rwanda, where his wife, Erica, is the U.S. ambassador. He writes, “I have a regional energy portfolio for the State Department and get to help lead President Obama's Power Africa initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Tremendously rewarding.”
Christopher R. Thorp reports: “Laura and I are proud parents of triplet boys—Jack, Cooper, and Tilman,” who join 3-year-old brother Meyer. She is associate professor of anatomy at University of Illinois, Chicago, and he practices internal medicine and pediatrics, “which is fortunate,” he adds, “considering I'll be supporting the education of my boys well into my eighth decade. Yikes!”
Christopher L. Cook and his wife, Maria, divide their time between Manhattan and the lovely Catskills. “Still doing voiceovers,” he reports, “and could be heard on the new Corona campaign all summer long.”
Melissa L. Earley took spiritual renewal leave from her church this summer to attend the Iowa Summer Writing Festival for two weeks, followed by two weeks hiking and writing in Colorado and Washington. Visit her blog about spiritual matters at melissa-earley.com.
Julia Griner-Ficara has moved “back home” to Rome, Italy, after eight years in Paris, as she continues to pursue photography, film and pasta hand service alongside her chef husband Pino. “We have an open door policy of coffee on our terrace to friends who want a break from their tourism-filled day in the eternal city,” she adds.
Last fall, Peter A. Vanable became interim vice president for research and interim dean of the Graduate School of Syracuse University.
Alison J. Black, Natick, Massachusetts, has run marathons in 39 of 50 states as of last spring; she hopes to complete the remaining 11 by autumn 2017, running—and possibly meeting classmates— in: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Chad Braun, director of medical education at Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio, celebrated 16 years together with partner Paul Feeney, five of them as a married couple.
Holly Hatch-Surisook left her position in the psychology department of the University of Minnesota to throw herself full-time into the family business owned with husband Joe: Sen Yai Sen Lek, a Thai restaurant in northeast Minneapolis. She saw Melanie Carlos in D.C. last fall and reconnects with Sarah E. Phemister and family when schedules allow.
Hugh C. Resnick is senior research analyst at United Way of Central Indiana. He and Victoria C. Hill Resnick '93 have two daughters, the eldest of whom toured Kenyon last spring.
Julie K. Mills Roth and husband Randy live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with two daughters, a big garden, a wood-burning stove, kayaks for the nearby river and a new dog. They meet with Catherine McGavran Horning '92 and her family for lunch on occasion.
Angelique Tober married Michael Begler on February 20 in a small ceremony on Captiva Island. “Our new blended family consists of two daughters, three sons, a dog and a cat,” she reports.
Evangeline “Vonnie” Lynn Calland is creating digital music for deejaying, singing in a rock band and performing in a jazz improv ensemble. She continues to teach first-year medical students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Phil Holman-Hebert raises a few sheep, a few hundred laying hens, and “three free-range children” at his northeast Kansas farm in Oskaloosa (visit him online at sweetlovefarm.com). Recently he put the finishing touches on a small, hand-built bicycle frame building shop.
Rosalie A. Lopresto lives in Rye, New Hampshire, with husband Spiro, two children and Maxwell the black Lab. A podiatrist and foot surgeon in Portsmouth, Rosalie enjoys skiing with her family in the White Mountains, kayaking at the lake and relaxing at the beach.
Owen Pinkerton was elected partner at Morris, Manning and Martin. He works in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Shax F. Riegler is now executive editor at Architectural Digest.
Joshua P. Rupright and his wife, Annie, daughter Finley and son Griffin “continue to rock in San Francisco” he writes, and “are now in the Outer Richmond district nearer the beach. Anyone visiting, reach out—it's always fun to reacquaint in SF.”
Lainie Thomas, Manila, Philippines, launched a project with the ministries of health in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to better understand the relationship between climate change and health: for example, the lengthening of the mosquito season, impacts on crops, and rising sea levels. She returns to the U.S. biannually to see family and friends and is married to Nicholas Hilton.
Hayes Batson was appointed to the board of Children's Minnesota, one of the largest pediatric health systems in the country. Previously CEO of Epotec Inc., he is chair of Regency Beauty Institute, a network of cosmetology schools with locations in 18 states. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Matt Ferrari chairs the chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization in Pittsburgh. Anne Merriman Wells, Darien, Connecticut, and her husband, David, and three daughters planned to hike Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a primary school for 270 Tanzanian children funded by their family's Unite the World with Africa Foundation. They welcome fellow climbers and supporters.
David N.G. Whiting and his wife, Andrea, have settled back into life at the U.S. State Department in D.C., she on Secretary John Kerry's crisis management staff, and he working on conventional arms nonproliferation issues. David met Matthew J. and Karin A. Kinne McGeary last summer in Vermont and had lunch with Blake A. Taylor last fall. “All of you in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are on notice!” he adds.
Scott R. Baker is happy to announce the arrival of two Tibetan terriers, half-sisters Tallulah and Gracie. “Tallulah was famously seen on the Kenyon Thrill, a student blog, in the debut of its new feature 'Look at This Dog,' Scott writes, adding, “So far fame hasn't gone to her head.” Scott lives in Gambier.
William R. Enloe, Rome, Georgia, joined the Kenyon Fund Executive Committee and looks forward to being in Gambier on a regular basis.
Julie Warner Gilmartin has spent over two years with Rovio Entertainment; she leads marketing for the global sales team. In May she was “super excited,” she wrote, about the launch of the “The Angry Birds Movie.”
“I've just been awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor of biology at Allegheny College. My wife, Jennifer Dearden, is an associate professor of music here, and our daughter, Josephine, is a joyous, spirited 2-year-old”
— Bradley M. Hersh
“life in Gambier is good. As many of you know, Darnell Preaus Heywood and I bought the Robinsons' farm (of hay ride and champagne party fame) and spend most weekends and nearly all summer there with our boys Liam and Charlie.”
— William H. Heywood IV
Sheila Pierce Ortona moved back to Rome, Italy, with husband Lorenzo and two children after four years in Tel Aviv. “A professional highlight this year,” she reports, “was interviewing and profiling Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning author Jhumpa Lahiri for The Financial Times.”
Jason A. Beutel married Molly McLaughlin on April 23 in Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Jason is a practice manager for Memorial Animal Hospital in Kent, and Molly, a doctor of dental surgery, practices dentistry in Akron.
Atieno Fisher Bird and her husband, Shawn, packed up their two children and their things and left Washington, D.C., for a farmhouse in Crozet, Virginia, “to be closer to nature and family,” she writes. “And, coincidentally, vineyards.”
Sean T. Fitzgerald, Vancouver, Washington, has “lived in three different states for the past four years,” he reports. “We love the Pacific Northwest but endured a very soggy winter. We went from drought to deluge.”
Jennifer Anderson Marcellana “loves teaching in the music department at Kenyon,” she writes, “where I directed 'Once on This Island,' a spring musical, last semester.”
Colby J. Penzone and Maura B. Connolly Penzone '94 reside in the Boston area with their four children. He is a senior vice president at Fidelity Investments.
Margaret N. Hamilton Reeves, Silver Spring, Maryland, works as a senior family planning policy advisor with the United States Agency for International Development. She spends her time “exorcising demons from my 3-year-old and trying to get my 6-year-old to talk about something besides dragons and ninjas.”
George W. Stone was named editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler this year. He returned to D.C. with his partner, Chris, and his dog Chewbacca from Singapore, where he had enjoyed visits with Jessica (Buckholz) Hnatysko, Barry M. Lustig and Thomas R. Frick.
Andrew T. Stuebner was named the Learfield Sports general manager of UMass Properties for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Working with the university's athletic department staff, he manages the extensive rights relationship with Learfield, from event marketing to digital opportunities.
Alex E. Tetlak was named educator of the year at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where he teaches classical languages.
Bertram A. Tunnell III has worked for BNY Mellon for a year after 12 years with Citi. He is a business controller responsible for identifying revenue and expense optimization opportunities. He and wife Jennifer Smith live in Fairfield, Connecticut, with their two children.
Farees T. Farooq, Memphis, Tennessee, was elected chair of the department of gastroenterology for the Methodist Healthcare System. He and his wife, Asima, have three children, ages 8, 10 and 14.
Gillian S. Kneass and her wife Carri Ann Mangelli, of San Anselmo, California, welcomed identical triplet girls Brooklyn, Megan and Harper to the world last year. “Life has been crazy and amazing all at the same time,” she writes.
Patrick J. Moorhead works for Twitter. His wife, Piper-Lori Parker, runs Zen Garage, a thriving yoga studio in Chicago.
Andrew S. Richmond has “set aside his gavel” after 12 years as an art auctioneer and founded an antiques and art appraisal company (wipiak.com)—“one of the best career moves I've ever made!” he reports.
Katherine E. Ryan was awarded a commission from the Hewlett and Gerbode Foundations to support a new play coming to Z Space in San Francisco in 2018.
Arian Giantris Clements moved to Brunswick, Maine, where she became executive director of Sexual Assault and Support Services of Midcoast Maine. “Bowdoin's programs, shows, and lectures,” she adds, “happily remind me of Kenyon.”
L. Elliot Holt moved to Paris, where she is global strategy director at McCann and writes fiction on the weekends. She often sees Caroline F. Bellocq in Paris.
Barbara L. Kakiris requests your Facebook “like” for her office's Kenyon's Summer Programs and is excited about planning the 20th class reunion this fall.
Dwight K. Schultheis works in sales for Cisco Systems in Boston. He and his wife, Lauren, a “newly minted yoga instructor,” he writes, have sent Benny (6) and Ellie (8) off to kindergarten and first grade.
Grace L. Peck Beason, Durham, North Carolina, is in her 11th year planning weddings, food and wine festivals, and more with her company, Grace Leisure Events. Husband Matthew S. Beason '99 opened another restaurant named Black Twig Cider House. “If you're ever near Durham,” she writes, “come eat and drink with us!”
Daniel E. Fishbach teaches theater at the University of Southern California and recently directed Sondheim's “Assassins” starring Adam Hunter Howard '97 with lighting designed by William H. Adashek '05.
Catherine E. Getches and husband Peter J. Fromen '97 moved to London, where he spearheads a global genomics project and she continues to write.
Martha-Elizabeth B. Reed received tenure in the Physics and Astronomy Department of Carleton College.
Louis A. Harrison's firm Belveron Partners was one of the largest acquirers of affordable housing in New York in 2015. His passion is collaborating with friends at Harvard's Kennedy School on an educational technology startup to reduce K-12 student absenteeism. With partner Natalie Johnson, he lives in San Francisco.
Christopher A. Junkin reports that “life in Brooklyn with my wife Doro and our [almost 2]-year-old Anders is filled with lots of Kenyonite neighbors.” An architect, Chris has been working on academic projects such as the Trinity School and the Spence School.
Erich K. Kurschat has left corporate HR work in Chicago to focus on his own coaching and consulting company, Harmony Insights. “I help companies navigate personality styles to build and grow engaged productive teams,” he writes.
Frances M. Black Landreth embarked on a career shift away from archaeology, having become a birth assistant at Blossom Birth Center in Phoenix, “assisting midwives with [everything] from prenatal appointments to assisting during births,” she reports.
Laura M. Lind Pettus begins the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Global Executive MBA program this fall. She works for the U.S. Department of Commerce and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with husband Jack and Portuguese water dog Max.
John R. Sherck and Lauren E. Coil-Sherck '02 welcomed third daughter Ivy in January. “Thea (6) and Adeline (4) are only a little jealous,” he writes.
Allison A. Garrison, Austin, Texas, has been with Volusion, an e-commerce software company, for seven years. She and husband Solomon Lopez-Graves celebrated the two-year birthday of Lucy in May.
Melanie A. Blakeslee Lachance was named North Carolina High School Counselor of the Year last fall. She is busy with kids, activities and her new hobby, tennis.
Geoffrey A. Long researches “transmedia storytelling and storytelling within augmented reality” at the University of Southern California, he reports. Visit the lab where he's creative director at worldbuilding.usc.edu. He and his wife, Laura, and daughter Zoe live in Pasadena a few miles from Daniel P. Nickerson.
Siiri C. Morley shifted her focus from empowering women entrepreneurs around the world to serving 860 pre-adolescent girls throughout greater Boston in a nationally recognized after-school program. She is now executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls, “a mentoring organization enabling every girl to realize her inner strengths to dream and do, focus[ed] on self-esteem, leadership, social-emotional skills, and college/career aspirations.”
Adam C. Stone produced the action film “Sleepless Night” starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan and Dermot Mulroney, among others. Currently he is president of entertainment for Phenomenon, a new film and television production company.
Emily Guy Birken's newest book, “Making Social Security Work for You: Advice, Strategies, and Timelines That Can Maximize Your Benefits,” was published in June.
Matthew M. Bryant was elevated to senior counsel at Joseph, Greenwald, & Laake, where he has represented clients in employment disputes, civil rights violations and criminal defense. He and Kelly M. Duke Bryant live in Wenonah, New Jersey.
Junius “Spencer” Morgan III, Hancock, Virginia, is “thrilled,” he writes, to announce the arrival of his son, John Spencer Morgan, born February 20.
Aaron K. Perzanowski, who was promoted by the Case Western Reserve University to professor, published two books on intellectual property this fall.
Katherine Suttle Weinert and husband Nathan welcomed son Nicholas into the world last January in Birmingham, Alabama, where he joined big sister Cecelia, soon to be 6. Kate has been president of the Women Lawyers Section for the Birmingham Bar Association.
Michael A. White began a new job in the U.S. embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, where he links the U.S. State and Defense departments' work there to promote mutual stability. He regretted missing the May reunion due to its falling during the celebration of the Guyanese 50th anniversary of independence, which required his attendance.
The Reverend Stephanie Sorge Wing, appointed as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia this year, welcomed baby Micah to the family last December. Big brother Isaac, 3, is “usually very happy to have him around,” she writes.
Lauren E. Coil-Sherck, who welcomed third daughter Ivy to the family (see John R. Sherck '99 above), teaches chemistry and physics at Culver Academies in Indiana.
Jesse W. Donaldson and his wife, Becca, of Portland, Oregon, welcomed into their family Poe Charles, who “greeted the world with healthy screams and a boatload of curiosity,” he writes. In August Jesse's novel “The More They Disappear” was published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press.
Ellen A. Hurst and Kevin F. O'Rourke moved to Seattle with their 3-year-old son Gabriel. Since earning her art history Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, Ellen has been freelancing while Kevin's book of essays, “As If Seen at an Angle,” is being published by Tinderbox Editions.
Rebecca Osborn Lewis and J. Andrew Mills are still seeing impacts from their children's book, “Shapesville,” published 13 years ago. Becky is a happy mom to 3-year-old twins Emma and Lucy.
Laura Higbie York, with husband Alexander York, now in “sunny” Saratoga, California, writes: “Alex and I moved back to the U.S. after living in Germany for five years. Lucas is 5 and about to start transitional kindergarten. Our dog Mather (named after the dorm where we met) is now 12 years old."
Justin G. Karpinos and Ashley Rowatt Karpinos live in Nashville, Tennessee, keeping up with boys Isaac (1) and Elliott (4). They loved seeing Caitlin “Quinn” Hoffman on her cross-country journey last year and welcome other visitors.
Last November Kyle A. Laux, Newton, Virginia, and his wife, Emily, celebrated the birth of daughter Mary, who joins big brother Edward. At Davenport & Company LLC in Richmond, Kyle's office is home to Kenyon alums from '81,'13, and two from the class of '15.
Kathleen A. Moore was awarded the Excellence in Ministry Scholarship by Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. She's begun the master's of divinity program in preparation for Episcopalian priesthood.
Elizabeth M. Poett runs cattle on her family's ranch in Lompoc, California, supplying local chefs, farmers' markets and families with beef, produce and honey.
Ayesha M. Qureshi and Matthew C. Chowning celebrated the birth of daughter Lyla Qureshi Chowning on March 12.
Aimee L. Rowe is an intern in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in a rural family medicine program—“exhausting but awesome,” she reports. “Holler if in the area,” she adds. “I'm only an hour from glamorous Crater Lake National Park and the Cascades.”
Rose N. Talbert has taken up the sport of curling with the Hollywood Curling Club and is “working on getting dedicated ice in Los Angeles, which would be amazing.”
Jessica D'Ardenne Tsuda, Denver, welcomed to the family daughter Sloan Mackenzie, who already “looks forward to being teammates with fellow Lady Bonnie Boon, Reed Boon's adorable daughter, in about 18 years!”
Whitney E. Riepe Van Dyke is director of communications at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Brian Warner manages a team of open source graphics developers at Samsung Electronics. With wife Ralitsa and sons Nikolas and Gregory he lives outside Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Stephanie Todd Waskoenig, Friedrichsdorf, Germany, teaches beginning English to kindergarteners. Working with Syrian refugee children and hearing their stories has been “unanticipated, heartbreaking and humbling,” she writes. “Some days these children hold my hands, scream a few times, then lean in for hugs as they cry. Later they are happy to go outside and simply play together. I am unbelievably happy to know them and play a small part in making their lives better.”
Georgia M. Burman took a position in Hartford, Connecticut, doing RN consultation, breastfeeding support and postpartum home care for Early Head Start families. “After six years with my own two kids and doing breastfeeding support as a volunteer for La Leche,” she writes, “I'm really excited to combine my career with my passion for breastfeeding support and advocacy!”
Abigail A. Fammartino and Eric H. Hickey '03 have lived in Portland, Oregon, for nine years. Abby launched a food and wellness program for Airbnb employees and the community, “re-envisioning corporate food in support of the local economy,” she writes. Son Desmond turned 1 last March.
Alexander J. Franz, Erin N. Born Franz and their three children “invaded the mainland,” they write, “leaving sunny Hawaii for San Diego,” where A.J. manages material and engineering for four submarines home ported there.
Joanna L. Jacobsen was promoted to project manager for the Science Channel at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Jessie D. Katz writes and podcasts for Billboard magazine and is producing and directing two online comedy series this year for his production company, Piano Factory Pictures.
Christopher A. Lentz was promoted to director of visitor experience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Charles J. Mittica and his wife, Barrie, will celebrate daughter Sami's first birthday in September. Lamenting his own “disappointing finish” in his Kenyon fantasy football league, C.J. notes that Michael W. Inlander won his first title in the league's 13-year history.
Taryn A. Myers received tenure and was appointed associate professor of psychology at Virginia Wesleyan College. She and Brian D. Schiller '05 reside in Virginia Beach.
Renato Ramaciotti celebrated the birth of daughter Francesca on March 10 in Panama. After a summer in Washington, D.C., he will begin a two-year assignment with the U.S. State Department in China.
Harrison David Rivers was named a core writer at the St. Paul, Minnesotaâ€“based Playwrights' Center through 2019.
Elizabeth Galloway Schaffer took time off from the supply chain finance division of Wells Fargo in February for the birth of son Graham. “Big sister Elise, Mom and Dad are enjoying the newest addition, who seems at peace with his home in Mendota Heights, Minnesota,” she reports.
Brendan J. Sullivan returned home to Brooklyn from another volunteer trip with Prosthetics for Bolivia and thanks over a dozen classmates for their contributions, which enabled a girl named Gina to go back to school (see youtube.com/watch?v=a0cZSAN2nGI).
Heather A.C. Blake, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, married Manan Panchal last November with some classmates in attendance; this fall, the couple will hold a wedding in Manan's hometown in India.
Derick M. Busenburg, Mount Vernon, Ohio, and his wife, Jessica, welcomed third son Parker to the family in August 2015.
Garrett G. Clarke and Paige MacDonald Clarke '08 celebrated the birth of first child Stone Henry Clarke on January 20.
Thomas M. Coiner appeared on HBO's miniseries “The Night Of” this summer. “Living in Astoria, New York,” Tom writes, “and working as an actor. I have a little white dog who follows me everywhere.”
Alison D. Diegel and Gregory C. Scheiderer married on July 25, 2015, at Cleveland's Hofbrauhaus—“a glorious German affair with 40+ Kenyon alumni in attendance,” they report. Greg is a labor and employment lawyer, while Alison, with her newly minted master's degree, is a clinical social worker for the Cleveland Veterans Administration working with vets suffering from homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness.
Elizabeth A. Divis and her husband, Maciej Tomasiak, Warsaw, Poland, welcomed Gustaw, their second son, to the family.
Jacqueline Giordano Hayes and Everett T. Hayes celebrated the March birth of son Benjamin Anthony: “Nine pounds of happy and healthy cuddles.”
Ferrial H. Lanton married Andrew Price-Gibson in Newport, Rhode Island, last October, with several classmates attending.
Nadia Reiman, a music curator for Latino USA and a senior producer at StoryCorps, is enjoying her 8-month-old daughter.
Alissa Sauder, Grabill, Indiana, homeschools her four children, tends four chickens, and minds two kittens and a dog. “Good thing my husband Josh works at a feed mill to keep them all fed,” she writes. “Seeing Amish buggies every day brings back memories of Middle Path Saturdays,” she adds.
Sharon A. Sorkin is a civil rights attorney in Syracuse, New York, teaches First Amendment law, and runs a theater program for at-risk youth. “I send a mazel tov and howl to all who gave birth or completed other extraordinary feats of strength this year,” she writes.
Megan S. Thomas, Milwaukee, makes custom facial, hand and foot prosthetics. “I had no idea such a thing existed,” she notes, “until I started a graduate program in medical illustration. I feel lucky to have found a way to put my studio art major to good use at work.”
Catherine E. Woltering is a new partner in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Baker & Hostetler. She has been involved in the firm's work liquidating the assets of Bernie Madoff.
After moving to Brooklyn, both Samuel W. Anderson and Grace Twesigye “immediately grew beards and began knitting recycled tweed into top hats and unicycles,” they write. Grace is busy with her “excellent job” at One Acre Fund and teaching spin, while Sam works at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and edits a magazine.
Weronika Costas continues growing her immigration law practice in Cleveland with the help of the “invaluable” husband Henry Costas Nunez. A recent career milestone was winning asylum in court for a Salvadoran client who may now remain here legally and safely. Son Oliver enters kindergarten this year.
Mari Franks Greenberger, Chicago, welcomed her daughter, Noa, to the family in February. Bethany Shopland Hurley enjoys motherhood and caring for Nolin (4) and Anna (2), while continuing to work both as a labor and delivery nurse and an adjunct faculty member in the Nursing Department of Mercyhurst University's Erie, Pennsylvania, campus.
William S. Moller will marry Tracey Zimmerman in September. Will studies value investing in Columbia University's MBA program. Sean O'Neill, Portland, Oregon, has had his cartoons published in The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review and Oregon Leaf. Last year, he toured with his band, Otis Heat, which released its third full-length album.
Laura L. Richardson, Portland, Oregon, joined Lane Powell's litigation practice group, where she'll put to use her experience in class actions and media/entertainment litigation.
R. Laine Scott-Nelson and Michael Scott-Nelson will celebrate their son Cole's first birthday this December.
Alycia Ellwood Stack and husband Patrick enjoyed introducing now 1-year-old daughter Clara to the son of Julia Bright Moran last fall: “I hope the two of them can become friends in IPHS lecture like we did!” she writes.
George C. Williams IV and Caitlin G. Wells Williams have moved to the Shenandoah Valley to begin a new chapter in their lives, living on a small farm with 1-year-old son Thatcher.
“I am making art in Berkeley, California, where I live with my husband and dog. I have been exhibiting my artwork regularly and am working on my first international commission, which is heading to Singapore.”
— Amber J. Young
Kathryn L. Zeanah will return from Omaha to Columbus now that she has defended her dissertation and completed her Ph.D. in school psychology.
Willow A. Belden's podcast on the outdoors called “Out There” made Buzzfeed's list of top podcasts to listen to when working out. She is producing an oral history project for the University of Wyoming and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Lisa M. Carroll, a third-year OB-GYN resident at Boston Medical Center, was inducted into the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.
John Compton, Johns Creek, Georgia, was promoted to lead developer at Paizo, where he has been producing the tabletop roleplaying game Pathfinder for three years.
Albert A. Coombs III owns a dental practice called Smile Services DC in Washington, D.C., where he is involved in offering free care in underserved communities. In June 2014 he married Sarah Haile in Jamaica.
Nathaniel J. Ewert-Krocker, Decatur, Georgia, took a hiatus from teaching to stay home with son William and do some freelance writing, he reports: “Look for listicles like 'Seven Top Tips for Walking Upright' and 'Five Big Differences Between Da Da and Ma Ma (You Won't Believe #3!).'”
Claire Fort played a principal role of Brooklyn Bridge at Seattle Children's Theater earlier this spring and completed her MFA in acting from the University of Washington.
Rose Calnin Kagawa and husband Scott welcomed daughter Gwendolyn to the family on March 29—the day after Rose submitted her dissertation, completing her epidemiology Ph.D. She is excited to begin her new job researching and evaluating violence prevention policy.
Lisa King completed her orthopedic surgery residency and moved to Cincinnati with Sam Shopinski '06. She'll begin her fellowship in hand surgery.
Matt A. Willis is in senior data operations with 84.51, a high-tech customer engagement company in Cincinnati.
Alexander W. Caulfield was best man in the wedding of John F. Currier and his bride, Alicia. Also attending were Daniel A. Gajewski '09, Nicholas A. Stalick '05 and Andrew C. Hammack '06. Alex is head of communications for the Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC.
Traci E. Gau will move to the D.C. area to work as an analyst for BAE Systems—“a chance to use the skills I've gained in the Air Force for two years,” she writes.
Evangelyn George wrapped up her first year as a seventh-grade language support teacher at the International School of Kuala Lumpur.
Francis “Frankie” V. Gourrier, Jr. returns to Kenyon this fall to teach in the History Department as a Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Fellow. He and Laurel Stokes Gourrier '10 will live in the Beta Temple.
Janet “Eliza” Huberth made her debut on the Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina, playing Holly “Legs” Nelson in “VROOOMMM!” earlier this year. She has performed in off-Broadway productions and recently completed her graduate degree in acting at the Juilliard School.
Colin W. Maguire moved to Edinburg, Texas, and serves as an attorney for the Customs and Border Protection office of the Department of Homeland Security.
Jenny Lu Mallamo is associate director for global communications and media relations at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.
Olivia M. McGuire works for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Boston College and Wellesley and writes, “Working with college-age students makes me constantly nostalgic for Kenyon.”
Emily J. Parliman completed her first year as college counselor at the French International School in Bethesda, Maryland.
Katie Woods Argall and husband Joel welcomed their first child, son Samuel, in February.
Nicole M. La Fetra Broder now handles training, certification and support for nurse examiners responding to sexual assault at the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force. She and Alexander C. Broder live in Portland.
Charles A. Cromer performed and ran fight choreography for a superhero play called “Zoom! Pow! Smash!” in June at the Atlanta Fringe Festival.
Eric M. Dunn moved to Barstow, California, to put his M.S. in sport psychology to work training soldiers on resiliency tactics and mental performance enhancement skills.
Sarah K. Fernquest married Leor Maizel in 2015 on Orcas Island, Washington.
Alison M. Goldsmith finished her residency at Ohio State and moved home to Michigan for her fellowship year in geriatric medicine.
Kate E. Hamilton travels the country in the musical duo Rubyfruit along with Jenny C. Posnak '12, the two sometimes doing worktrades on organic farms. They hit the studio in Nashville with Marc M. Lacuesta '95 this summer.
Brian C. Hepp, Seattle, licenses independent music for television and film. “We recently placed a few tracks in 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,' and various productions on Fox Sports,” he writes.
Timothy W. Hirsch, who works in New York City as a sommelier and consultant to private wine collectors, was married on April 2.
Rachel K. Hoffman is a quality assurance analyst for PNC bank in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is training for the Boston Marathon.
Sarah Ott Lautar married husband Daniel in July of 2015. They live in Cincinnati.
Emily Goldwaser Lawson and Jeremy Lawson '08 finished unpacking in their new home in Benicia, California, just in time for the birth of son Theodore last January. Annette (almost 3) is a thrilled big sister.
Colleen M. McLellan performed at her second New Orleans GrandSLAM for the Moth Storytelling contest, managing “to vaguely describe her alma mater on stage without naming it,” she writes. But current senior Maxwell J. Black '17—in the audience while on spring break—found her at intermission to confirm it was Kenyon!
Elizabeth Gottschalk Miller and Timothy S. Miller, Montrose, New York, had their second child, a boy, Troilus. “Big sister Nova (3) loves him!” they report.
Nicholas W. Petricca continues to tour and record year-round with Walk the Moon, having now played in 22 countries on five continents. Sadly, his father Joe struggles with early-onset Alzheimer's—Nick expressed thanks for the support of dear friends and family.
Kara Stiles, Brooklyn, New York, reports that working as a producer for MSNBC during this election cycle has been “a real hoot.” She sees Laura K. Goehrke '10, Anna Simpson '11 and Erik Hamilton, and misses her Lady Swimmers and “basically everything else about Kenyon, minus Keystone Light.”
Rebecca L. Yarbrough—still living in D.C. but not on Kenyon Street—started a company called “The Offline Society,” which “captures the magic of meet-cutes and the convenience of dating apps by hosting experiences [where] romantically unattached men and women â€¦ can organically mingle and match,” she writes.
Ryan B. Bash and his fiancé, Kyle, married in October. “Looking forward to seeing many friends there, including Kenyonians!” he wrote before the event.
Kelsey M. Chapman took her Psy.D. from Marshall University to become a counseling post-doc at Appalachian State University. She enjoys working with clients who have eating disorders or body image concerns.
Alexander G. Dowell moved from to Atlanta from Miami to work for Reliance Trust, where he processes income and trades on behalf of large banks. “Still finding a way to do a lot of scuba diving when I can,” he adds.
“Having finally emerged from the haze of graduate school I have entered the haze of reality and moved to Brooklyn, like 47 percent of my class did.”
— Peter DeC. Dumbadze
Kyra Mirante is now a self-employed massage therapist in the Lower Garden District in New Orleans. “Life is a party and also very, very tranquil,” she writes.
Tracey Farris Wiesenfeld moved to Tokyo with husband Justin Wiesenfeld '09 to teach at an international school: “Come binge on ramen and sushi any time!” Rachel D. Williams is enjoying her fifth year at Vanity Fair magazine in New York City.
Casey E. McKone graduates from her family nurse practitioner program this December and meanwhile is a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic.
Laura A. Paul is finishing her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Davis. Her dissertation project explores the benefits of drought-tolerant maize and also index-based drought insurance in Tanzania, where she has been working since May.
Margaret P. Rodgers became the fitness coordinator for the University of New Hampshire, running its personal training and recreational fitness programs.
Harrison Scott returned to his “favorite place to live”—Colorado—and works at CID Entertainment, “the leading provider of VIP, travel, and shuttle programs for music festivals and tours,” he writes.
Marta E. Stewart-Bates moved to the Washington, D.C., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she is an attorney working on legislative and regulatory issues.
Samuel F. Tyler is enjoying working on a political science Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.
Ayesha A. Akhtar, who married Joseph J. Johnston last year, directs the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective and is musing on her next big project.
Sasha Pauline Fanny-Holston renews professional liability policies for law firms with Aon Affinity in Boston in her full-time job; evenings, she studies at the New England School of Law.
Analise N. Gonzalez and Charles H. Fine '12 are engaged to be married next June in Colorado.
Grant K. Johnson curated “20/20 Accelerando,” an exhibition of new work by artist Lita Albuquerque at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles.
Gabrielle L. Koenig, in her fourth year working with travel and TV advertisers as an integrated account director at New York magazine, reports that Giorgia B. Rosenbluth recently joined her team. They are “having a blast seeing each other every day.”
Kirk W. Kumbier, Meadville, Pennsylvania, has coached swimming and diving at Allegheny College for five years, the most recent three of them as head coach.
Brianna C. LaChusa now works at an addiction clinic in Youngstown, Ohio, counseling recovering opiate addicts. She also completed her first marathon.
Sophie A. Blumberg, Chicago, is resident director for the sketch comedy group Vienna Juvenile and also teaches preschool, drama classes and Jewish heritage courses for elementary schoolers.
Donald “Doug” Deer declined acceptance to medical school and instead chose to brew craft beer in Washington, D.C., founding boutique beer distribution company Pekko Beer along the way. He also helps Kelly N. Wahl with her business, Blowfish Bowties—hand sewn bowties made from Japanese fabrics and marketed to bartenders.
Charles H. Fine is engaged (see Class of 2011 above): “In Gambier, [Analise and I] were merely familiar faces,” he writes. “Post-graduation, while teaching at the same school, the Kenyon connection worked its magic.”
Alicia B. Florin is assistant women's lacrosse coach at St. Mary's College of California and now lives in Oakland.
Caroline L. “Callie” Gruman and Tyler Furste, Chicago, married in September.
Nina I. Hamilton spent the summer in Gabon, using community mapping as a tool to reduce commercial bushmeat hunting in rural villages as part of her master's in environmental management program at Duke. In Durham, North Carolina, she enjoys spending time with fellow grad students Alyssa N. Van Denburg and Amanda M. Hoster.
Laura M. Markstein works in Delaware Sen. Chris Coons' D.C. communications office. She and Andrew M. Dinsmore '01, in the senator's Wilmington office, recently discovered their Kenyon connection. Both love their jobs, Laura writes—despite the senator's wife being a Denison graduate.
Jessica F. “Jessie” Marroquin took a break from her Ph.D. program to work as a Latin America research analyst for the Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.
Katherine E. Moore teaches calculus at Dartmouth, dances in an improv group and “shadows a few beekeepers,” she writes.
Virginia P. Rushton, Chattanooga, Tennessee, directs volunteer services at a nonprofit daycare. She recently had a blast visiting Carolyn “Caddie” Durrett, Margaret W. “Monty” Sherwood and Abigail H. “Abby” Westcott in Boston.
Margaret R. “Meg” Straw, now an ensign in the U.S. Navy, entered Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Daniel R. Thompson, Brooklyn, New York, works at the Council for Economic Education, a nonprofit which trains K-12 teachers, offers online economics and personal finance education resources, and “helps create a more informed citizenry,” he writes.
Alyssa N. Van Denburg (see above) researches pain prevention and treatment in her Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Duke. She also remains active on the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Young Professionals Board with Luke M. Sullivan.
Ramelle C. Brown was accepted as an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow and works at an elementary charter school in Harlem in New York City.
Montana A. Clark travels often while assisting public libraries in their digital collection development strategy, which means life is “just me, my dog, my boyfriend, and a suitcase, and I couldn't be happier,” she writes.
James F. Dennin, New York, “is doing tech PR and other assorted Internet things,” he writes. “If you're ever in town, let's hang!”
“I am taking advantage of my youth and road tripping through New Zealand.”
— Charlotte S. Detchon
Clifford M. Eberhardt, Millbrae, California, helped provide a claims analysis that enabled the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a case in which health care conglomerate Adventist Health System agreed to pay $115 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, improperly compensating physicians and miscoding claims.
Charlotte S. Graham, Columbus, Ohio, manages Great River Organics, the only certified organic farmer-owned produce cooperative in the state. “I spend a lot of time with Madeline A. Jobrack's dog, Picasso,” she adds.
Liliana E. Martinez interned this summer at a newspaper in Ramallah, West Bank, with the help of Jonathan E. Brown '11. Lili pursues her master's in international affairs at George Washington University and works as a project assistant at the National Democratic Institute's Middle East and North Africa team, writing, editing and translating.
Melissa K. Nigro, Berkeley, California, is a graphic designer and photographer with Bay Area Children's Theatre: “Perks include,” she notes, “being paid to draw cats, flowers, and Pippi Longstocking, and also photographing adults who are pretending to be crayons.”
Samantha M. Sheahan is by day an administrative assistant for the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and by night auditing, performing and also working as a teaching artist for Shakespeare-in-the-Schools in Washington, D.C.
Jordi Alonso completed his MFA in poetry at Stony Brook University and headed to Columbia, Missouri, for a fully funded Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri's campus there. His chapbook, illustrated by Phoebe B. Carter '17, comes out next year.
Autumn R. Anderson worked on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's inaugural committee in January and has since taken an economic development analyst position with the state Department of Community and Economic Development while taking classes at Temple University's Harrisburg campus.
Brandylyn L. Arredondo has been working full time as a special education paraprofessional and also at two part-time jobs to help fund her ballroom career: She and her partner qualified for Nationals and expected to head to Italy in July to train.
Hallie S. Bahn and Sam Z. Standing live in Inwood, Manhattan, and have “very long commutes,” they report. She is executive assistant at Materials for the Arts, a creative reuse program collecting donated materials, and he does tech recruiting for Bridgewater Associates.
Kelly M. Boland will research neurodevelopmental disabilities in the University of Missouri's clinical psychology Ph.D. program.
Angela R.S. Bryan-Brown took a position in London with Stonewall UK, “the UK's leading LGBT advocacy group,” she writes, noting that “the skills and insights she gained from Crozier, Queer Women's Collective, and Unity House are always close to her heart.”
Tracy M. Curtin accepted a spot in the Boston Teacher Residency and will continue working in its Roxbury neighborhood. With Claire R. Dutton and Molly R. McCleary she has been gardening and hiking.
Lana R. Dubin lives with Peter E. E. Bogdanovich and works for the National Park Service Museum Resource Center.
Lauren E. Faccinto is helping to protect natural areas at her job with the Pacific Forest and Watershed Stewardship Council in the San Francisco Bay area.
Regan D. Fink has been a study abroad advisor for the University of Georgia but is job hunting. Rachel A. Flinn swims competitively for the New York Athletic Club swim team and is “enjoying all the city has to offer,” she reports.
Jameyanne Fuller started Harvard Law School this fall.
Casey T. Griffin, New York, manages a student writing center at Stuyvesant High School, works for Beespace, a nonprofit incubator, and teaches ninth graders through Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.
Brian M. Gross is the legislative aide and chief of staff for Rep. Mike Foote, who serves in the Colorado state legislature.
David J. Hoyt left Brooklyn and returned to the Hill, joining Kenyon's Office of Communications.
Bronte L. Kastenberg works at Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities, a coalition of over 200 Bronx-based organizations cooperating to improve patient access to care. She and Emily R. Gregg '13 spotted an antique Kenyon flag at an Upper West Side flea market.
Allison B. Lembo, New York, writes that her “eclectic variety of jobs has made her an expert on biodynamic wine practices, the Rockettes, and the blue iguana of the Cayman Islands.”
Calvin T. Lutz moved in with Joseph V. Pysnik '12 and Natalie R. Parker '16 when he took a position as a business analytics associate with Management Science Associates in Pittsburgh.
Caroline T. Miller wrapped up her job in Haiti and started an accelerated graduate nursing and midwifery program at Oregon Health and Science University.
Perry J. Minella writes she is “finally fulfilling her dream of working in children's books” at Macmillan and is thus “blissfully spending her days making spreadsheets and correcting typos. Also looking forward to moving in with Robert J. Sellers and finally getting a dishwasher.”
Jeremy M. Peck, Taipei, Taiwan, is studying on a scholarship at National Taiwan University.
Rickey Thorn, a trained support group meeting facilitator for the Maine Transgender Network, joined the Smith College School of Social Work and has published work on transgender experience in the workplace.
When Elizabeth A. Whittlesey and her boyfriend celebrated their one-year anniversary together in Orlando, they “had the magical experience of running into Caroline C. Pearl at Harry Potter World,” she reports.
Zachary A. Caputo and Kyle R. Aaronson have joined in a domestic partnership and, they write, “are living a life of decadence and hedonism in Los Angeles together.”
Jaime S. Cohen is engaged to Andrew P. Pearlman. She was music director for a community theatre production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and headed to grad school for collaborative piano/vocal accompanying in the fall.
Lauren D. Corn, a carpenter and first responder for a village in the North Cascades, was evacuated due to wildfires last summer, then stranded for part of the winter by avalanches; nevertheless, she is “still alive and well and plans on re-entering society (meaning cell service) in the fall to find a 'real' job,” she writes.
Emily M. Graf led backpacking and sea kayaking courses for high schoolers before preparing for her professional wilderness education residency this coming January at Colorado's High Mountain Institute.
Colin D. Haas works as an associate underwriter at Summit Investment and loves living in Denver.
Robert G. Heavener runs the Spanish Department at Billings Middle School in Seattle.
Leah R. Hindel works for a nonprofit called Green Teacher Network in Charlotte, North Carolina, doing food education.
Sofia I.B. Mandel moved to Singapore, where she works as a client executive at Edelman.
Lucas C. Pastorfield-Li returned from Haiti but continues with Circle of Health International.
Hannah L. Shank works for the San Francisco Giants with season-ticket members in the client retention and services department.
Emily M. Sussman works at the Paula Cooper Gallery in Chelsea, New York.
Adam D. Zaremsky, Chicago, works at a home loan company and plays in a band with Edward A.K. “Ned” Vogel.
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Harvey F. Lodish's new company is developing genetically modified human red blood cells for therapeutic applications.
“This may be too disgraceful to report, but I 'm playing a lot of banjo and a bit of mandolin in a local band.”
— John O. Case
“On a clear day, looking east, I can just see the top spires of Old Kenyon.”
— Robert E. Fisher, on his Colorado mountain home
Michael J. Kaufman is dean of the Loyola University School of Law.
Holly Hatch-Surisook and husband Joe run Sen Yai Sen Lek, a Thai restaurant in northeast Minneapolis.
Siiri C. Morley is executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls, a mentoring organization in Boston.
“Some days these children hold my hands, scream a few times, then lean in for hugs as they cry. Later they are happy to go outside and simply play together.”
— Stephanie Todd Waskoenig, on teaching refugee Syrian children in Germany
“Seeing Amish buggies every day brings back memories of Middle Path Saturdays.”
— Alissa Sauder, on living in Grabill, Indiana
Frankie Gourrier returned to Kenyon this fall to teach in the History Department.
Sophie A. Blumberg is resident director for Chicago's sketch comedy group Vienna Juvenile.
“Perks include being paid to draw cats, flowers, and Pippi Longstocking, and also photographing adults who are pretending to be crayons.”
— Melissa K. Nigro, on her job with Bay Area Children's Theatre
Adam D. Zaremsky works at a home loan company and plays in a band with Edward A.K. "Ned" Vogel.