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Jason Baer (Col ’08) and Emily Nix (Col ’09) were married on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Willowwood Arboretum in Far Hills, N.J. The couple currently resides in New York City, where Ms. Nix is a third-year law student at New York University and Mr. Baer works as a consultant.

Posted 12/08/2014

Adam Duggins (Darden ’08) is managing partner of New Page Capital, a private equity firm based in Greensboro, North Carolina, that he established with Rick Ramsey (Com ’01, Darden ’07 L/M). Previously, Mr. Duggins worked as vice president of operations at Care Services and as a manager in Bain & Co.’s private equity group.

Posted 05/22/2015


Ryan Halferty (Engr ’08 L/M) and Alisa Barrett (Col ’09) were married Oct. 17, 2015, in Gordonsville, Virginia. The couple lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Posted 10/12/2015

Lucas Conley Hopkins (Engr ’08) and Sara Elizabeth Bryan Hutter (Com ’08, ’09 L/M) were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, on June 6, 2015. The couple lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Ms. Hopkins is an audit manager with KPMG and Mr. Hopkins is a process engineer with Olympic Products.

Posted 11/16/2015

Lelia Otmani (Col ’08) has published The Protection of the Environment and Access to Patented Technologies: Interpreting the TRIPS Agreement in light of the human right to health, an academic book that examines the connection between human health and the environment.

Posted 05/22/2015


Laura Pall (Col ’08) has received an M.B.A. degree from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.

Posted 05/16/2015

Rebekah R. Shapiro (Law ’08) is an associate attorney in the insurance coverage group in the San Francisco office of Selman Breitman. She is also a contributing editor to the Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide Civil Procedure Before Trial (Claims and Defenses), authored by Justice Rebecca A. Wiseman (Law ’01) and Sara Church Reese. Ms. Shapiro has been appointed to the board of reference of Alma Heights Christian Schools, and this year she will complete a three-year term as a vestry member of St. Joseph Parish in San Mateo, California. She and her husband, Alexander Gorelik, live in Redwood City, California.

Posted 06/12/2015


Carolyn Sherry (Col ’08) received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in June 2015.

Posted 05/06/2015

Tara Schaefer Tulip (Col ’08 L/M) and Christopher M. Tulip (Col ’04 L/M) welcomed a son, Daniel James, on Dec. 27, 2013. He joins big brother Samuel Christopher, 4; and big sister Abigail Christine, 2. The family resides in Dayton, Ohio, where Maj. Christopher Tulip is currently stationed with the U.S. Air Force.

Posted 12/08/2014

Corrie Williamson (Col ’08) received the 2014 Perugia Press Prize for Sweet Husk, her debut collection of poetry.

Posted 12/08/2014

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SAVE THE DATE Class of 2008 Five-Year Reunion June 7-9, 2013

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Careers and More

President Teresa A. Sullivan discusses how the University is helping students prepare for and enter the workforce.

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