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Michael Jaff

Class of 1980

Michael Jaff ’80 was elected to the board of trustees for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He is the endowed chair and medical director of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Vascular Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently interpreting the vascular noninvasive studies at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Bobby Ampezzan

Bobby Ampezzan

Class of 1998

Bobby Ampezzan ’98 is managing editor for Natural State News, the newly created regional collaboration of Arkansas public radio stations based at KUAR-FM at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He oversees three reporters focusing on long-form storytelling about education, health and energy, with a focus on rural Arkansas. Formerly, he was the editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Sunday High Profile section.

Deborah Felmeth

Class of 1975

A Vermont resident since 1978, Deborah Felmeth found her way to Damascus, Syria in 1991 as a K-12 music teacher at the Damascus Community School. She fell in love with Syria and her heart never left. She loves Syria’s hills, its deserts, cities, villages and above all its people and their culture. Since 1996 and until Syria’s recent upheaval and the heartbreaking tragedy of war, Felmeth and her husband divided their time equally between a beloved apartment above Straight Street in the Old City of Damascus and their equally beloved home in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Deborah Felmeth works professionally as a piano and voice teacher, yoga instructor and healer in both Vermont and Syria. She is also a musician, singer, weaver, gardener and avid photographer.
She has written a book, Syria-Remember Me, published by Bard Owl, an imprint of Voices of Vermonters Publishing Group of Shelburne, Vt. It is a limited edition, hardcover photo essay, divided into eight chapters, with 200 color plates, available at independent bookstores and online at: syria-remember-me.com. Syria - Remember Me bears witness in words and images to the strong, dignified, beautiful and complex lives of the Syrian people—from the fertile Euphrates River valley to the expanse of the great Syrian Desert, from the maze of overflowing markets to the spacious interiors of gold-domed mosques. The photographs in this collection were taken between 1991 and 2011 and precede the war that now sweeps this beleaguered land.
Kim Schalek Downes

Kim Schalek Downes

Class of 1990

Kim Schalek Downes was named a partner and president of Salmon Ventures Limited (SVL), a New Jersey-based firm that provides national consulting services to utilities, government agencies, school districts, higher education institutions, healthcare providers, trade organizations and businesses. She has been with SVL since its founding in 2003 and formerly held the position of CEO. Prior to SVL, she was vice president and executive coordinator with AUS Pathways.

Adam Kupchella

Class of 2002

Adam Kupchella ’02 has been promoted to senior director of assets protection at Target stores, where he was most recently assets protection market leader in the Washington D.C. metro area. He began his career with Target in 2005 and has held positions with increasing responsibility to include executive team leader of asset protection, assets protection business partner and assets protection market leader.
Michael Betts

Michael Betts

Class of 1977

Michael Betts ’77 joined Post & Schell, P.C. as a principal resident in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pa. office. He is a member of its commercial litigation practice group and its class action defense, trade secret and noncompete law practice groups. Prior to joining Post & Schell, he was in private practice and was managing member of Betts Law Office LLC and Betts Mediation & Dispute Resolution LLC.

Selwyn Ray

Class of 1979

Selwyn Ray was named to the board of trustees of the Baltimore Medical System, one of the largest federally qualified health centers in Maryland. He is senior vice president of community engagement and executive director of the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center where he has directed community relations efforts for citywide campaigns, secured funding for health information programs; and forged strategic alliances among disparate groups in Baltimore to help establish health and social policies.

Fabiola Cineas

Class of 2012

Fabiola Cineas, formerly an intern at The Notebook, is now the publications early literacy reporter. She also writes for Chalkbeat New York, a non-profit news organization that covers education.

Leigh Ann Berry Chow

Class of 1994

For the past eight years, Leigh Ann Berry Chow has been teaching English at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa. In addition to her role in the classroom, she also serves as the co-advisor for the school’s GSA. In April, she accompanied a group of seven students to the ninth annual GSA Leadership Summit, hosted by Dickinson's Office of LGBTQ Services, the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania and Planned Parenthood Keystone. Leigh Ann lives in Mechanicsburg with husband Garrick Chow '94 and their two children, ages 9 and 6.
Gregory Poff

Gregory Poff

Class of 1993

The New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA) named Rockaway Township business administrator Gregory Poff ’93 as a member of its 2016 executive board . NJMMA is a professional organization dedicated to the training and development of municipal managers. Installed in November at the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, Poff has been working in public service for more than 20 years.

Anna Scheyett

Class of 1980

Anna Scheyett ’80 was named the dean of the University of Georgia School of Social Work. Previously, a dean of social work at the University of South Carolina, she takes over for the retiring dean on July 1.

Marc Snyderman & James Kemmerer

Class of 1994

Marc Snyderman ’94, COO and general counsel for UTRS Inc., a government contractor, and James Kemmerer ’94, owner of web design company GeekPAK., collaborated on a large-scale redesign and redevelopment project for the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). The FLC is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies and research centers that fosters best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace. The new website serves as the hub for technology transfer information and provides tools and services to encourage economic development through lab-to-market initiatives. UTRS provided technology transfer expertise, design and direction, and GeekPak utilized its proprietary content management system to build a new highly scalable, aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate federal website full of tools and information. It was great for two Dickinson alumni to reconnect and collaborate on an important project that is receiving accolades.

Anubhav Mohan

Class of 2011

Anubhav Mohan ’11 moved to New York City to pursue a job as a life science management consultant. He also completed one year of running a website dedicated to men's fashion.

David Tiffany

Class of 1964

In December, David Tiffany ’64 retired from The State University of New York at Fredonia. He has served as Fredonia’s vice president of university advancement and as the executive director of the Fredonia College Foundation, since joining the university in 2005. Fundraising during his tenure has brought in over $23 million to fund student scholarships and strengthen academic programs.

Jerry Bookin-Weiner

Class of 1968

Jerry Bookin-Weiner ’68 writes, “In July, I retired after a career of nearly 40 years in international education, the last eight as director of education abroad for AMIDEAST, a U.S.-based nonprofit doing education and training in the Arab world. One of the real pleasures of my last position was the opportunity to reconnect with Dickinson professionally as our program in Jordan became a Dickinson Partner Program in 2009. As a result, I got to know Dickinson's wonderful faculty in Middle East studies and Arabic—David Commins, Ed Webb and Magda Siekert—and worked with them and the staff in the Office of Global Education & Engagement over a period of several years.
Plans for retirement include travel and much greater involvement in masters track and field. In December, a group I am heading was awarded the 2018 USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships to be held in Landover, Md.; I will chair the local organizing committee and serve as meet director, as I did when Landover hosted the meet in 2013. At the same USATF Annual Meeting in Houston, it was announced that I am to be honored with the David Pain Award for outstanding service as an administrator in masters track and field. That award will be formally presented at the outdoor national masters championships at Grand Valley State University in Michigan in July 2016.”

Michael Ross

Class of 1971

In February, Michael Ross ’71 was named CEO and chairman of Euclid Systems, a commercial medical device company. Euclid received the 2015 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade in November. He lives in McLean, Va. with his wife, Susan T. Elliott. They have two grandchildren.

Ben Wegemer

Class of 2008

Ben Wegemer ’08 was appointed dean of academics at Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, Del. Formerly, he was a student-athlete academic advisor and life-skills counselor at the University of Minnesota, Bowling Green State University, University of Nebraska and University of Texas at San Antonio.

Laura Brewer and Robert Snitchler

Class of 2010 & 2011

Laura Brewer ’11 and Robert Snitchler ’10 were married on July 25 in Maryland.

Jeff Bukowski

Class of 2004

Jeff Bukowski ’04 is the inaugural assistant dean for the School of Arts, Science and Business at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he also holds a faculty rank of assistant professor of policy studies.

Stephen Spengler

Class of 1981

Stephen Spengler ’81 was a href="http://connect-world.com/~cwiml/index.php/press-releases/item/27544-intelsat-elects-chief-executive-officer-stephen-spengler-to-board-of-directors">elected to the board of directors at Intelstat, a leading provider of satellite services. He is the chief executive officer of the company with over 30 years of experience in the media, broadband, government and internet sectors. He has been a key force behind the development of Intelsat’s next generation of satellite solutions, particularly the company’s high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG.

Stephen Smith ’92

Class of 1992

Stephen Smith ’92 was named the new chief executive of L.L. Bean, the first time in its history that someone from outside the company was chosen to run the 103-year-old retailer. He joins L.L.Bean from the Chinese online grocer Yihaodian, where he served as chief merchandising and marketing officer.

Gretchen Mielke

Class of 2006

Gretchen Mielke ’06 is a new assistant dean in the Office of Civic Engagement at Widener University in Chester, Pa. She was previously manager of general education and academic learning community assessment at American University in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Swope

Class of 1986

Andrew Swope ’86 is the general counsel, vice present and secretary for Pennsylvania American Water. In addition, Swope serves as general counsel of American Water's Mid-Atlantic Division, which comprises Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Swope was formerly a partner in the Harrisburg office of K&L Gates LLP, one of the nation's 10 largest law firms.

Heather Lezla

Class of 1991

Heather Lezla ’91 is the owner of Persimmon Street, Ceramics That Work, selling handmade vases, dinnerware, tiles and more. Her work is featured on Etsy and was recently highlighted by The Washington Post.

Jenn Rokoski

Class of 2012

In May, Jenn Rokoski ’12 completed her master's in art history & museum studies from Case Western Reserve University's joint program with the Cleveland Museum of Art. For her thesis, she curated "Women to Watch-Ohio" at the Reinberger Galleries of the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is the assistant to the program of meetings & publications in the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in D.C.

Mark Weller

Class of 2007

Mark Weller ’07 was elected to serve on the 2016 Agent’s Advisory Council (AAC) at New York Life’s 2015 Executive Council Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Mark will serve with 23 other delegates representing more than 13,000 agents nationwide.
A. Pierce Bounds

A. Pierce Bounds

Class of 1971

A. Pierce Bounds '71 recently opened his photography exhibition at the Carlisle Arts and Learning Center.
"Pierce Bounds: Rediscovery" is a retrospective of 35 black-and-white photographs, newly printed by hand in the darkroom on gelatin silver paper from the original negatives, some of which are over 45 years old. "Rediscovery" is meticulously curated, with each photo as strong as the next. The exhibition is on display through Feb. 7.

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J. Richard Relick

Class of 1951

After 85 years with his nose to the grind stone, J. Richard Relick ’51 thought it was time to retire and expand his world. To accomplish his desire to work on his bucket list, he has moved to Cuenca, Ecuador, to explore the Amazon and to see if the fellow named Darwin really did have his theory right. He writes, “Perhaps, you would pose the question why Cuenca. The answer is easy. The temperature is 68 to 70 every day, the sun shines most days, the city sits in the Lower Andes at 8,500 feet., there are no mosquitoes, and I did see a fly one month ago. I have been in Cuenca one year, and I must say I made the right choice. Adios, amigos—Ricardo.”

Marisa Facciolo

Class of 1997

Marisa Facciolo ’ 97 was selected by the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware to serve as chair of the 2016 Annual Fund for Kids campaign. The campaign goal is $1.2 million and is the cornerstone of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware's philanthropic efforts.
Allison Schell

Allison Schell

Class of 2011

Allison Schell ’11 is program and development manager at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. She is responsible for all current education programs as well as the development of new programs. Photo Courtesy of Chadds Ford Live. Derek Larson (from left), Nadia Barakat, and Allison Schell.

Kalyn Campbell

Class of 2010

Kalyn Campbell ’10, owner of Family Cow Farmstand in Hinesburg, Vt., recently hosted an Open Barn Party as part of Vermont Open Farm Week. The event was in partnership with Rural Vermont, a statewide nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to ensuring family farmers and the people they work to feed have a voice in the public policies that affect their lives. Read more about Kalyn's work as a sustainable farmer.

Fabiola Cineas

Class of 2012

Fabiola Cineas ’12’s article “Overall Pa. graduation rates respectable, but some urban districts lagging” was published in NewsWorks. She is an editorial intern at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

Kevin Marciano

Class of 1989

Kevin Marciano ’89 received the Milton D. Rosenberg Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). He was recognized for advocating on behalf of victims of drunk drivers and their families, educating children about the dangers of driving under the influence, supporting MADD and strengthening the PAJ’s pro-civil justice efforts through the development of its Business Partners Program. He is an attorney at Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C.

Tolleff Runquist

Class of 2002

Painter Tolleff Runquist '02 was recently profiled in Maine, Boats Homes & Harbor magazine.

Anthony Judice

Class of 2007

Whirl Magazine named Anthony Judice ’07 one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest, which recognizes the city’s most accomplished men and women for their charitable dedication, community involvement and career success.

Rebecca Walker

Class of 2006

In June, Rebecca Walker ’06 received a dual master's degree from the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry (environmental communication and participatory processes) and from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University (public administration). She is communications manager at the Columbia Land Conservancy in Chatham, N.Y.

John Thomas

Class of 1966

John Thomas ’66 writes, “Another birthday means getting older for most people, but for long-distance runners, it means moving up into a new age group—and the opportunity to set some new PRs. So far, my 70th year has earned me four first-place finishes, two second-place finishes and a fourth in road and trail races varying from 5K to 10 miles. Fall 2015 opens another series of trail races in Northern Virginia's beautiful parks. I am now eyeing participation in the Virginia Senior Games in May 2016. Our son, Parker, is now in his senior year at St. Andrews School in Delaware and will tour Dickinson this summer.
We hope he enjoys the visit, if for no other reason than that he gets to see the sites where some of the exploits of his father and his uncle George Thomas ’66 occurred. We may even swing by Molly Pitcher's grave to see if the cannon is there or has been 'borrowed' by a new generation of students. Oh, and Parker will see where I studied as well.”

Marc Abbot

Class of 1974

Marc Abbot ’74 has joined Littler as its new special counsel in their Melville, N.Y., office. He has extensive experience representing clients before various state, federal and local labor and employment related agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. Littler is the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management.

Kelly O’Brien

Class of 1984

Kelly O’Brien ’84 is an artist living in Bath, England, with her husband, Ian Lowe. Her work is in collections in the U.S., Germany and France and exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe. She credits her Dickinson study-abroad experience for preparing her for a midlife career change and two international moves (France, then England). Visit her website.

Jesse Parley

Class of 2002

Jesse Parley '02 recently married Ryan Summer Smith in Dallas, Texas.
Dan Citrenbaum

Dan Citrenbaum

Class of 1981

Dan Citrenbaum ’81 and three other Dickinsonians gathered together for a humanitarian mission this winter. Pictured from left to right are Dave Weber ’81, John Frommer ’81, Seth Binstock ’81 and Dan Citrenbaum ’81. They plan to travel the world to draw attention to the sad fact that an estimated* 83 percent of Dickinson alumni cannot afford to ski in Switzerland! These four selfless alumni encourage you to get involved! Please send your donations. Your gift could send one Dickinson alum to ski in the Alps! *Note: no actual survey was conducted, and no actual donations are being solicited. The guys would just love to see more Dickinsonians on skis!

Anastasia Pfarr Khoo

Class of 1997

Anastasia Pfarr Khoo ’97, chief marketing officer of Human Rights Campaign, was recognized as a Champion of PR by PR Week for her outstanding work in the field of public relations. She has garnered top honors including Mashable’s Best Social Media Campaign, PR Week’s Best Digital Campaign, SXSW Best Digital Campaign, Best Social Media Campaign and the highlycoveted Best in Show.
Khoo also has received a wide variety of accolades including Digital Innovator of the Year, Ad Women of N.Y.’s “Gamechanger” and PR News Top Women in PR. Khoo is a widely sought commentator on public relations, and she’s been featured on The Today Show, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Marketing Power. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Michael, and son, Dax.

Kyle Miller

Class of 1984

Kyle Miller ’84 was appointed to the board of advisors of IdentityMind Global, a digital identity protection company. He will work with its president and CEO to guide the company’s security capabilities and business strategy. Miller is the founder and managing member of 1728 Advisory Group LLC, a Greenwich, Conn.-based private investment and strategic advisory firm. He works with CEOs and entrepreneurs in business plan development and execution, strategic planning, capital raising and corporate governance across a broad array of industries.

Joey Kirk

Class of 2009

Joey Kirk ’09 moved to Glasgow, Scotland, to work as international recruitment manager (Americas) at the University of Glasgow. In his new role, he manages all recruitment and partnership activity for the university across North, Central and South America.
Jeffrey Pugh

Jeffrey Pugh

Class of 1990

Jeffrey Pugh was named senior vice president of First Resource Bank in its lending group. He is responsible for small business administration (SBA) lending along with commercial real estate and business loan origination and servicing activities. He has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry and is a past winner of the SBA Financial Service Champion of the Year Award.

Colleen Ramage Johnston

Class of 1988

Colleen Ramage Johnston is a founding member of the newly formed Johnston Lykos, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based law firm that focuses exclusively on employment law. She represents plaintiffs in litigation involving employment matters including age, gender, race, disability and retaliation discrimination, as well as claims under the Family Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act and related constitutional issues.

Sarah Winn

Class of 1997

Sarah Winn teaches grades fourth, fifth and sixth in a multi-grade classroom at Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School right in the heart of the city.

Michelle Reina

Class of 2005

Michelle Reina ’05 graduated from an emergency medicine residency at University of Utah in 2011 and married David Buckles in 2015. They moved to Jacksonville, Ore., this summer, where she will work at the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.
Margaret Shepard

Margaret Shepard

Class of 2001

Margaret Shepard ’01 is a managing director at 1776, a Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and technology seed fund. She serves as a liaison between 1776’s partner organizations and their startups. Shepard most recently served as executive director for communications and strategy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents 3 million businesses around the country.

Nancy Hruska

Class of 1986

Nancy Hruska was named senior director of program development and chief strategic officer for Leake & Watts Services in the New York City/Westchester area. Founded in 1831, Leake & Watts is a multiservice nonprofit agency that provides a wide range of programs and services in early childhood education, special education, child welfare and juvenile justice services and developmental disabilities services, for over 8,000 children and families every year.

Bill Bright

Class of 1984

Bill Bright was appointed to his second eight-year term as a Connecticut Superior Court judge. He currently serves as the administrative judge for the Tolland judicial district and is the state’s chief administrative judge for civil matters. He and wife Jennifer Nemeth Bright ’84 still reside in Columbia, Conn. Jennifer is a financial aid counselor at Eastern Connecticut State University. Their four boys are all out of the house. The two youngest are still in college (a University of Delaware senior and an Emory sophomore).
Jessica Bizik

Jessica Bizik

Class of 1993

Jessica Bizik ’93 was appointed to the board of trustees of Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore. MAP inspires, supports and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions and educational opportunities. A former editor-in-chief of Baltimore Style magazine, Bizik started her own business, Make Nice Media, which offers consulting to nonprofits and a select group of community-minded small businesses on storytelling, social media and marketing strategy.

Sherman Winters

Class of 1966

Sherman Winters ’66 retired from his position as administrative judge in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and subsequently worked 10 years in private practice with an intellectual property law firm. Now fully retired, he’s playing lots of tennis, volunteering and enjoying family and leisure travel. He writes, “My wife, Adele, and I have five grandchildren. Our son Andrew practices law in Concord, N.H. Our younger son Ben is an accomplished writer. His ninth novel, Underground Airlines, is scheduled for publication by Little, Brown in July. We have lived and worked and raised our family in the Washington, D.C. area since 1967.”
Rick Kolber

Rick Kolber

Class of 1998

Rick Kolber ’98 recently celebrated his 40th birthday by sailing to the islands of Bora Bora, Taha’a and Ra'iāteain French Polynesia. Dickinson alumni Todd Welsh ’96, Tia Maiolatesi Welsh ’99, Jen McCreesh Finn ’99 and Matt Finn ’99 joined in the fun. An incredible time was had by all!

Christine Speare

Class of 2011

After four years working for Ralph Lauren in New York City, Christine Speare ’11 moved to Charleston, S.C., and started Sammy Speare, her own line of menswear accessories. All cufflinks, ties and bowties are made in the USA and are currently sold at select boutiques in South Carolina and New England, as well as online.

Scott Carpenter

Class of 2010

Scott Carpenter ’10 is an associate at JLL, a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate. He works with the office and retail capital markets groups, where he is primarily responsible for analytics work, cash flow analysis and underwriting. Previously, he was an analyst at Cushman & Wakefield where he was responsible for supporting six northeast offices by delivering the most current and relevant real estate data.

Mark Twyman

Class of 1982

Mark Twyman ’82 is the new vice president of marketing for Novavax Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company. With more than 20 years of experience commercializing healthcare products, he will focus his efforts on the commercial launch of the company’s RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) F vaccine. He was formerly the vice president of global marketing for Merck in their vaccine division.

Brian Engelhardt

Class of 1973

Brian Engelhardt ’73’s new book was published by Arcadia Publishing in August. The book entitled Reading's Big League Exhibition Games covers 72 exhibition games played by 17 big league franchises in Reading, Pa., since 1874.
Engelhardt and his wife, Suzanne Daly Engelhardt ’75, live in Reading and are parents of three daughters, Elizabeth, Emily and Christine Engelhardt ’10. He is employed by the Branch Banking and Trust Co. Legal Department.

Samantha Eburne Morgan

Class of 1996

Samantha Eburne Morgan ’96 writes that she and her husband moved to Atlanta, where they live with their 5-year-old son, Jack. She is a licensed social worker and serves as a counselor for women suffering from addiction and mental health problems. She says, “I can't believe it’s been almost 20 years since we graduated! I have wonderful memories of my time at Dickinson.”

Elliot Dinkin

Class of 1981

In November, Elliot Dinkin ’81, president/CEO of Cowden Associates Inc., a Pittsburgh-based consulting and actuarial firm, was honored with the Smart 50 award at a special celebration at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Presented by Smart Business magazine, the honor recognizes top executives of the smartest companies in the Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations.

Rick Smolan

Class of 1972

In November, Rick Smolan ’72 was artist-in-residence at the fifth-annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival at the ArtsQuest Center and Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pa. The festival was kicked off with a screening of Tracks, the feature film based on Smolan's National Geographic assignment documenting Robyn Davidson’s 1,700-mile trek across the Australian Outback in 1977. During his residency, Smolan also led a group of 50 local photographers in a “Day in the Life of Bethlehem” workshop.

Yazmin Monet Watkins

Class of 2009

In October, Yazmin Monet Watkins ’09 was one of four poets chosen to perform at the poetry slam “Dear Straight People”hosted by the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University for National Coming Out Month. The goal was to help build a safe space for LGBTQ individuals on campus and motivate straight individuals to act as allies. Watkins is a full-time actor and poet and volunteers weekly to teach poetry to incarcerated youth.

Robert Thieler

Class of 1987

Louisa McIver

Class of 2017

Louisa McIver ’14 is helping the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources with its stormwater quality improvement efforts. She works with businesses, farmers and homeowners to reduce potentially toxic discharges into stormwater and improve the health of water bodies such as the Monocacy River. She volunteers through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps program, run by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Sarah Salisbury

Class of 2010

Sarah Salisbury ’10 started a new role as marketing lead for Socratic, an education startup based in New York City. Socratic's mission is to create a free, online learning resource that makes information and education more accessible to high-school and college students around the world.

Kelly Rogers

Class of 2010

Kelly Rogers ’10 resides in Rhode Island, where she was recently promoted to Deputy treasurer in the State of Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Kelly is responsible for developing and directing the general treasurer's policy agenda, including the establishment of new green finance and economic development initiatives like the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. Kelly was recently joined by fellow Dickinsonians at her July 2015 wedding to Christopher A. Lanen in Narragansett, R.I.

David J. Kujawski

Class of 2001

David J. Kujawski '01 was a 2016 finalist for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. He is a sixth-grade science teacher in Walpoleand spent the last academic year as a participant in the BetterLesson/NEA Science Master Teacher Project, where he created curriculum units based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Some of his work has been published in the National Science Teacher Association's peer-reviewed Science Scope Journal. He and his wife, Darielle Wyckoff Kujawski '01, welcomed their third son into the world this past May. They are looking forward to reconnecting with fellow alumni next June!

Emily Newberry

Class of 1966

Emily Newberry ’66’s short fiction piece, “Machine Shop Rhythms,” was given honorable mention in the Oregon Writer's Colony 2015 writing contest. She also volunteered this summer with the Portland Youth Poet Laureate project, helping young poets improve their writing and performing skills for the contest on September 28.

Thomas Summers

Class of 1978

Thomas Summers ’78 is a partner at Ingerman & Horwitz LLP a Maryland personal injury law firm. He oversees all of the firm’s medical malpractice matters. Prior to Ingerman & Horwitz, he was head of the medical malpractice group at the law offices of Peter Angelos, P.C.

Shireen Montgomery

Class of 2015

Shireen Montgomery ’15 was named to the 2015-16 Coro Northern California Fellows in Public Affairs program. The Coro Fellowship is one of the longest running leadership development programs in the U.S.

Alec Johnson

Class of 2009

Alec Johnson ’09 is the new business editor for Connecticut Daily Newspapers. He was formerly the Torrington bureau chief for the Waterbury Republican-American.

Emilie Bonano

Class of 2004

Emilie Bonano ’04 is the communications manager at Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce. She handles all press releases, newsletters and social media/e-mail lists, as well as creating, developing and selling ads for Chamber publications.

Devy Emperador

Class of 2008

Devy Emperador ’08 is in her third year of working in the Division of Viral Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), doing laboratory research on rotavirus vaccine effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The next two months have her traveling to Sierra Leone to assist with the Ebola response as a CDC laboratory specialist.

Rebecca Thompson

Class of 2013

In May, Rebecca Thompson ’13 received her master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She recently started a new position at Montclair Kimberley Academy, teaching chemistry and physics.

Ryan Voorhees

Class of 2007

Ryan Voorhees ’07 is a state law tax editor at Bloomberg BNA, where he maintains and upgrades the company’s state tax products and contributes to the Sales Tax Slice blog, which covers current events in sales tax. His article "Sales Tax Slice: Virginia’s Gold Bullion Exemption Highlights States’ Varying Treatment of Precious Metals"appeared July 9.

Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Class of 1989

Laura Petrovich-Cheney ’89 is collaborating with Jeff Niemitz, professor of earth sciences, on a Sept. 10 panel discussion in conjunction with the joint exhibition Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle at The Noyes Museum of Stockton University. The exhibition and panel discussion were inspired by the artwork done by Petrovich-Cheney and five other women artists who traveled to the Arctic Circle in 2013. In addition, her solo exhibition, "By the Block" at Kean University, was highlighted in NJ Monthly..

Thomas Rossbach

Class of 1983

Thomas Rossbach ’83 started a new position in the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Stephen Morrow

Stephen Morrow

Class of 1999

Stephen Morrow ’99 has been named a partner at Rhoades & Morrow LLC, a personal injury law firm representing injured persons throughout Delaware.

Chris Burns

Class of 2011

Chris Burns '11 moved to New York City, where he is director of brand partnerships for Bestowed. He enjoys spending his free time with his puppy, Shooter Burns.

Joyce Mader

Class of 1973

Joyce Mader ’73 was named chair of the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. by President Barack Obama. Mader has been a member of the committee since 2011 and was reappointed in 2014.
She is a senior partner of the Washington, D.C., based law firm O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP, which she joined in 1976. She specializes in employee benefits practice and has been primarily involved in the representation of multiemployer pension, health and other employee benefit plans and tax exempt organizations. Learn more.

Erin Foley

Class of 1995

Erin Foley '95 recently returned to Iowa to be the featured speaker at a May 7 Women's Connection Girls' Night Out event. Foley is a nationally known comedian and actor and currently co-stars on the TruTV hit How to Be a Grown-Up.
Ann Helmreich

Ann Helmreich

Class of 1985

Megan Paqua

Class of 2011

Megan Paqua ’11 graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2015 with a master’s degree in Egyptology. While living in Cairo, she began working with the Amarna Project, an archaeology excavation based in Minya governorate, Egypt. She is an adjunct instructor of art history at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.

Edward Amoroso

Class of 1983

Edward Amoroso ’83 was elected to the board of directors of M&T Bank Corp. He joins M&T’s board with 31 years of cyber and information security experience, including 18 years as the senior security and compliance executive at AT&T Inc. from which he retired. His areas of expertise include strategic security planning, enterprise IT protection, IP and network security, cloud and mobile security along with related compliance, audit and risk management experience.

Richard White

Class of 1975

In June, Richard White ’75 graduated from Boston’s North Bennet Street School’s program in Locksmithing and Security Technology.

Olivia Wilkins

Class of 2015

Olivia Wilkins ’15 and her husband, Alexander Sauers, welcomed a son, Günther Albert Wilkins Sauers, on May 3 in Cologne, Germany, where Olivia is conducting laboratory astrophysics research as a Fulbright fellow. In the fall, they are moving to Pasadena, Calif., where Olivia will begin graduate studies in chemistry at Caltech as a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellow.
Daniel Troy

Daniel Troy

Class of 1991

In April, Daniel Troy was named Cuesta College assistant superintendent/vice president for administrative services. Before joining Cuesta, he served as vice chancellor of college finance and facilities planning at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

John Statler

Class of 1982

John Statler ’82 has again been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He is a shareholder at Johnson, Duffie, Stewart & Weidner, P.C. in Lemoyne, Pa.
Andrew Conte

Andrew Conte

Class of 1993

Andrew Conte was appointed as the first director of the new Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University. An award-winning Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigative reporter and author, he will collaborate with Point Park professors, instructors and student-run media operations to facilitate the best use of the center. Conte will remain a regular contributor to the Tribune-Review, writing a monthly column on media issues and working on special investigative projects.

Brittany Zoll

Class of 2012

Brittany Zoll ’12 graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May. In September, she plans to start work as a litigation associate in the New York City office of law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Reed Salmons

Reed Salmons

Class of 2014

Reed Salmons ’14 was featured in Sports Illustrated for donating adult stem cells to a man dying of an aggressive form of blood and bone marrow cancer. He had participated in the national bone marrow drive Be The Match Registry, part of a worldwide database of more than 22.5 million potential adult stem cell donors.

Daniella Haigler

Class of 2012

In May 2015, Daniella Haigler received her master’s degree in biomedical anthropology from Binghamton University. She recently started a new position with the Smithsonian Institution as a museum technician for the National Museum of Natural History. She uses her spare time to volunteer with the anthropology department for osteological research.
Michael “Mike” Schneider

Michael “Mike” Schneider

Class of 1996

Michael “Mike” Schneider was named a shareholder at Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, PC, one of the largest law firms in western Massachusetts. His practice is focused on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (including international business transactions), land use and commercial real estate.
Hannah Hazard

Hannah Hazard

Class of 1996

Hannah Hazard was named to The State Journal's 2016 class of “Generation Next: 40 Under 40.” The program highlights young professionals who “push forward every day with their own dreams and plans to make West Virginia a better place.” Hazard is physician in chief and director of clinical services at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, W.V.

Jeff Mateer

Class of 1987

Jeff Mateer ’87 was appointed First Assistant Attorney General for the state of Texas. For the past six years, Mateer served as general counsel of First Liberty Institute, a national religious liberty law firm, where he oversaw and directed its legal team. Prior to joining First Liberty Institute, Mateer was in private litigation practice with the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal LLP.

Abeo Jackson

Class of 2007

Abeo Jackson ’07 is an actor, dancer, singer and choreographer in Trinidad and Tobago and formed her own production company, Abeo Jackson Productions, in 2012.
Stephen Power

Stephen Power

Class of 1998

Stephen Power ’98 was named director of operations at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. He has extensive hospitality experience, having worked for the Ritz-Carlton Aruba; the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and most recently, the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Calif.

William Febbo

Class of 1991

William Febbo ’91 was appointed chief executive officer at OptimizeRx Corp., a software company whose premier content delivery platform enables pharmaceutical companies to provide on-demand patient savings and support services. He has more than 18 years of experience in building and managing health services and financial businesses, including strategic development, technology and product innovation; and corporate finance.
John Huh

John Huh

Class of 2003

John Huh ’03 was promoted to partner at DLA Piper in its Philadelphia office. He has extensive experience representing clients in trial and appellate litigation and government investigations, particularly in antitrust and consumer protection matters. In addition, he assists companies with developing and implementing antitrust compliance policies and procedures, navigates clients through HSR premerger clearance and provides analyses on the competitive effects of potential mergers and acquisitions.

David Strohmetz

Class of 1986

David Strohmetz ’86 co-authored a textbook with colleagues at Monmouth University, Discovering the Scientist Within: Research Methods in Psychology, published by Worth Publishers.

Kevin Hess

Class of 1969

After serving for 30 years on the bench in Cumberland County Court in Carlisle, Pa., Kevin Hess ’69 retired as president judge. His last day was Dec. 30, but he is not turning in his robe and gavel anytime soon. Hess will still serve as a senior judge, filling in as needed. He writes, “I used to plan my vacations around my work, but this year, I'm going to plan my work around my vacations.”

Wesley Hall

Class of 2001

Wesley Hall ’01 is the new CEO of the Omaha Sports Commission in Omaha, Neb. He was formerly the executive director of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority in Sioux Falls, S.D. Dedicated to making Omaha one of the premier sports communities in the U.S., the commission works closely with area businesses and community leaders to help recruit and promote amateur sporting events.

Kymberly Lewis-Young

Class of 2005

Kymberly Lewis-Young ’05 recently accepted a position as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she will continue her research on neuromodulation therapies for mood disorders.

Allyson Glazier

Class of 2011

Allyson Glazier ’11 began a new position in August as an adjunct faculty reference and instruction librarian at the University of New Hampshire Manchester.

Christian Meade

Class of 2008

Christian Meade ’08 and artist Nathaniel Wyrick will exhibit “Half Way Through the Light,” a sculptural installation made of found and collected objects, at the West End Museum in Boston in December. The exhibit is part of 8 Nights, 8 Windows, a new public art project of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and New Center NOW.

Nathan Fry

Class of 2006

In August, Nathan Fry ’06 traveled to Kyrgyzstan to conduct a site survey for his Eco-Leadership Project (ELP). The ELP is the focus of Nathan’s graduate work at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and will create an innovative curriculum that combines ecology study, leadership instruction and outdoor hard skills into a two-week program for the American University of Central Asia. As the first program of its kind in Central Asia, the ELP’s goal is to introduce a new conservation education model to the region.

David Hoffmann

Class of 1994

David Hoffmann ’94 is a financial advisor with D.B. Root, concentrating on helping families with comprehensive wealth management, as well as small- and mid-sized businesses with corporate retirement plans. David counsels clients in the areas of investment management; retirement planning; life, disability and long-term care insurance; and estate planning. Prior to joining D.B. Root, David was employed as a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed. He has been featured as an expert contributor on WPXI (NBC affiliate) and KDKA (CBS affiliate) Pittsburgh-area television news programs, along with PCNC’s Night Talk television show.

Lorie Beers

Class of 1984

Lorie Beers ’84 joined Cowen and Co. as managing director and head of special situations. Based in New York, the newly formed Special Situations Group will provide restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. Before joining Cowan, Beers was managing director and head of restructuring at StormHarbour Securities.

Anna Hanna Engel

Class of 1993

Anna Hanna Engel ’93 was profiled in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Women in Business: October 2015. She is the president and COO of Howard Hanna Insurance Services. She assesses and manages risk for the fourth-largest real estate company in the nation.

Kristin Loheyde

Class of 1988

After more than 12 years at the University of British Columbia, Kristin Loheyde ’88 has relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. She is now the director of development for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State University,East Bay, and living in Belmont, Calif.

Stephen Spengler

Class of 1981

Stephen Spengler ’81 was elected to the board of directors at Intelstat, a leading provider of satellite services. He is the chief executive officer of the company with over 30 years of experience in the media, broadband, government and internet sectors. He has been a key force behind the development of Intelsat’s next generation of satellite solutions, particularly the company’s high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG.

Eric Litvin

Class of 1991

Eric Litvin ’91, wife Jen and daughter Maia (12) live in the Coastal Northern California town of Sebastopol near Healdsburg. Eric is founder and president of Luma Optics and Luma Systems. He encourages fellow Dickinsonians to look him up on your next trip out to wine country.

Andrew Hyde

Class of 1981

Andrew Hyde ’81 was selected for the inaugural class of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) Scholars at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. This new program is a collaboration intended to enrich the experience of NDU students and produce substantive research of interest to USPACOM.

Jason Childs

Class of 2001

Jason Childs ’01 is the new head men's lacrosse coach at Division III St. Mary's College in Maryland. He joined St. Mary’s after three years as the head coach at Division II Shorter University in Rome, Ga. Read more.

Martha Spaunburg Church

Class of 1974

Martha Spaunburg Church ’74 was named the new director of the West Hartford Public Library in West Hartford, Conn. She has been a librarian at the library for the past 37 years and credits an introductory course at Dickinson for launching her career. "I loved it; I knew right away that I loved it," she said.

Kaitlyn R. Maxwell

Class of 2007

Kaitlyn R. Maxwell ’07, an environmental-practice attorney in the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Philadelphia office, was recently elected to the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP). SWEP is a national nonprofit professional association of persons interested in environmental law, science, business and policy. The association educates members on new environmental developments and promotes the professional development and achievement of women in the environmental field.

Peter Schmidt

Class of 1969

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) awarded Peter Schmidt ’69 the 2015 Northeast Region Regional Trustee Leadership Award. The award is given to a trustee or former trustee of an ACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for a two-year postsecondary institution who has demonstrated excellence in leadership. Peter is board chair at Warren County Community College. He will be formally recognized for this distinction at the ACCT Conference Regional Awards Luncheon in San Diego in October.

Katherine Swantak

Class of 2015

Katherine Swantak ’15 is an admissions counsellor for Juniata College.

Susan Howell Coan

Class of 1984

Susan Howell Coan ’84 has been named one of South Jersey’s 50 most influential business men and women by South Jersey Magazine. She is a regional vice president for Atlantic City Electric.

Tal Rosen

Class of 2004

Tal Rosen ’04 has been named to the fourth-annual "Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36" list of young Jewish movers and shakers in Chicago.

Stuart James

Class of 1993

In May, Lt. Col. Stuart James ’93 took command of the <1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment (nicknamed the Death Dealers) at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The newly reactivated battalion will concentrate on combined-arms warfare and on strengthening decisive-action skills.

William Diefenderfer

Class of 1967

William Diefenderfer ’67 is chair of the board of directors for Navient, the nation’s leading loan-management, servicing and asset-recovery company. Navient recently won the award for Best Board Diversity Initiative, given by the New York Stock Exchange 2015 Governance, Risk and Compliance Leadership Awards.

William Costopoulos

Class of 1966

William Costopoulos ’66 just published his sixth book, Soul Witness, about an enigmatic “lone wolf” terrorist and the men and women who try to bring this person down.

Matthew Catania

Class of 2009

Matthew Catania '09 was recently named assistant district attorney in Delaware County, Pa.

Kristina Groover

Class of 1983

Kristina Groover, English professor at Appalachian State University, was recently honored for excellence in teaching by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Emily Wylie '94 and Scott Barcalow '92

Emily Wylie ’94 and Scott Barcalow ’92 shared their experiences raising a child with autism in a recent New York Times parenting blog post.
Hallie Zimmerman Duan

Hallie Zimmerman Duan

Class of 1992

Hallie Zimmerman Duan '92 recently expanded her Hallie Jane’s catering business to include an event center, Empire Mills, which eventually will accommodate weddings, parties, concerts and conventions. Photo by D. Yost.

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