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Bianca Spinosa (Col '08 L/M) is a television journalist for WNCN, the NBC affiliate in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area. She previously worked at LEX18 in Lexington, Ky., where her breaking news coverage of a deadly tornado in March 2012 led a newscast that won two 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for best newscast and best breaking news.

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Jay Du-Sauzay

Jay Du-Sauzay (Com '08 L/M) has joined the project consulting division of SK Commercial Realty, which manages the design and construction processes for medical and commercial office projects. Prior to joining the SK consulting team, Mr. Du-Sauzay worked as an assistant project manager for Choate Construction, where he managed approximately 500,000 square feet of commercial construction in the Atlanta area.

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Kyle J. Willner

Kyle J. Willner (Engr '08 ) and Margaret “Meggie” A. Bailey (Col ’09, Educ ’09) were married June 15, 2013, in Albemarle County. Andrew A. Bailey Jr. (Col ’73, Med ’79 L/M), the father of the bride, officiated the ceremony. The couple resides in Houston, where Mr. Willner is a mechanical engineer with Exxon and Ms. Bailey Willner is a high school English and creative writing teacher. Akeem Williams (Col ’08 L/M) served as the best man.

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Kate Rothrock Fleming (Col '08 L/M) and Patrick C. “P.C.” Fleming (Grad ’09, ’12) were married Oct. 26, 2013, at River Farm in Alexandria, Va. The couple currently resides in central Florida, where they both work for Rollins College.

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Kevin Myhre (Engr '08 ) and Katherine Spengel Myhre (Arch ’08) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Charlotte Louise, on Sept. 23, 2013. Charlotte is the granddaughter of Sandra Janson Spengel (Com ’76). The family resides in West Chester, Pa.

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Jennifer Walkowski (Arch '08 ) and Frederick Schrock were married Sept. 14, 2013, at the Tonawanda Castle outside of Buffalo, N.Y. The couple currently resides in the Albany, N.Y., area, where Ms. Walkowski is a historic preservation specialist with the New York State Historic Preservation Office and Mr. Schrock works at the New York State Office of General Services.

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Julia Deeds Walton (Col '08 ) and Jordan Brock Kaericher (Law ’09) were married July 6, 2013, in Lyme, N.H. The couple resides in Santa Monica, Calif., where Mr. Kaericher is a lawyer at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Ms. Kaericher works in advertising for Rubin Postaer and Associates.

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Matthew Diehl (Col '08 L/M) and Elizabeth Manley Diehl (Col '10) welcomed their first daugher, Reagan Jane, on Sept. 25, 2013. Reagan was delivered by Dr. David Berry (Col '83).

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David Seth Clark (Engr '08 ) and Katherine Elisabeth Griffin (Col ’09, Educ ’10) were married July 27, 2013, in Newport News, Va. The couple resides in Virginia Beach, where Mr. Clark is a structural engineer at Speight Marshall & Francis and Ms. Clark teaches English as a second language in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

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Jennifer Clifton (Com '08, Com '09 L/M) and Samuel Leven (Col ’07, Law ’10 L/M) were married on May 16, 2010. The couple welcomed their first child, Noah Robert Leven, on Feb. 12, 2013. The couple resides in Fairfax, Va., where Ms. Clifton is an accountant for KPMG and Mr. Leven is an attorney with The Baldwin Law Firm.

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Shakenya S. Johnson (Com '08 ) has received a $10,000 scholarship from the KMPG Foundation to pursue her doctorate in accounting at the University of Alabama. Previously, Ms. Johnson worked as a certified public accountant in the Montgomery, Ala., area.

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William W. Watts III (Col '08 L/M) and Lindsay Katherine “Katie” McCarthy (Col ’09 L/M) were married on May 11, 2013, in Richmond, Va. The couple resides in Arlington, Va., where Ms. McCarthy is a volunteer services team leader at Children’s National Medical Center in nearby Washington, D.C., and Mr. Watts works in new business capture at SRA International in Fairfax, Va.

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Megha Agarwal (Com ’08) joined a fellowship program to pursue international development work in India after working for an information technology firm in the Washington, D.C., area. She will attend the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in August 2011.

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Alison Agüero (Engr ’08) married Daniel Dooley (Col ’08) on July 2, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., where the couple resides. The wedding party included Ann Marie Matheson (Col ’07 L/M), Monique Agüero (Col ’12 L/M), Christiaan Rasmussen (Com ’08), Gabriel Martinez (Com ’08 L/M) and Sean Guyton (Col ’08). The wedding was featured on Washingtonian’s Bridal Party blog. Ms. Agüero works as a consultant for Accenture and Mr. Dooley is earning a doctorate in classics at Johns Hopkins University.

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Brennan, Kate

Kate Brennan (Grad ’08) is the artistic director of BCKSEET Productions, a Philadelphia theatre company. She has recommitted the company to offering more opportunities to women in the arts. BCKSEET produced Ms. Brennan’s MFA thesis musical, Some Assembly Required, in 2010. Ms. Brennan co-wrote BCKSEET’s third original musical, ELFuego: A New Holiday Musical, set for a Dec. 12, 2012, opening.

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Heather Burdette (Educ ’08) married Joshua Quinn on July 9, 2011. The couple lives in Rocky Mount, Va. Ms. Quinn teaches eighth-grade English at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and Mr. Quinn is employed by the Uttermost Co.

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Katherine Stewart Burnett (Col ’08 L/M) was accepted into West Virginia University to receive her masters in medical pathology with the Class of 2012.

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Sihyun Choi (Com ’08 L/M) has joined Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, in its Dallas office. He was previously with Censeo Consulting Group, a boutique supply chain and operational consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

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Melissa DeMott (Col ’08, Educ ’08) married Jeremy Branch (Col ’07) at Berry Hill Plantation in South Boston, Va., on June 20, 2008. The wedding party included Jeff Megee (Col ’07) as the best man, Robert Cox (Col ’06) as a groomsman, Amanda Long (Col ’07) as the maid of honor and Zella Page Bowden (Col ’07) as a bridesmaid. In true Wahoo spirit, they sang “The Good Ole Song” during their reception, along with 30 of their fellow alumni.  Additionally, the couple welcomed their first child, Jeremiah Branch, on Feb. 1, 2012. The couple resides in Richmond, Va.

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Rachel Diehl (Educ ’08 L/M) and Peter Strup (Col ’07, Law ’10) married in Richmond, Va., on May 30, 2010. Rachel is teaching third grade for Charlottesville City Schools and Peter will be working for the Charlottesville Circuit Court after completing the bar exam.

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Brian A. Freeman (Engr '08 L/M) and Amber Pinn (Col ’08 L/M) were married on July 7, 2012 at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. The couple resides in New Orleans, where Dr. Freeman is an internal medicine and pediatrics resident at Tulane University and Ms. Freeman is a school counselor at Harriet Tubman Charter School.

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Myles K. Glancy (Col ’08 L/M) will be pursuing a master’s degree in music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. He will be studying voice performance and pedagogy.

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Corley Hopkins (Col ’08 L/M) is director of development and alumni relations at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hopkins has been working for the law school since earning a master’s degree in higher education administration in May 2010.

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Richard Horner (Col ’08) works at the Coquette Bistro and Wine Bar in New Orleans.

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Katherine Hutson (Col ’08 L/M) married Robert Battisti in Terre Haute, Ind., on July 3, 2011. The couple lives in Norfolk, Va., where they both attend Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Reuben P. Jacob (Col ’08) received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. He will be an internal medicine resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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David A. Lampen (Col ’08) is entering the U.S. Army as an Officer Candidate on July 7. He will be in Ft. Sill, Okla., for basic training until Sept. 18, then in Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga., until Dec. 4. After that, he will stay in the continental U.S. for at least 6 months, probably either at Ft. Benning or at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.

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Daniel Lee (Engr ’08) is pursuing a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in information systems management. He is currently studying on exchange in Australia through May 2011.

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Kimberly Spence Linkous (Col '08 L/M) recently received the inaugural Darlene Shelton Outstanding Provisional Award from the Junior League of Raleigh, N.C. Ms. Linkous, who joined the Junior League this past spring, raised money and planned activities for a space-themed spring carnival for 120 children in the Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh. She and her husband, Drew, recently purchased their first home and reside in Raleigh.

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Ryan Miller (Engr ’08) and Lynsey Profitt (Col ’09, Educ ’10) were married March 6, 2010, at the U.Va. Chapel.

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David Moltz (Col ’08) is now a writer and editor at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He was previously a reporter at Inside Higher Ed.

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Olsen, Mona

Mona Anita K. Olsen (Com ’08) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to study in Norway for 2012-13. She will be exploring the plausibility of using appren-ticeship models to inform innovation in traditional entrepreneurship courses at the university level. Ms. Olsen is the founder of I Make a Difference, Do You?, an educational nonprofit that provides mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities to aspiring student entrepreneurs. She is also the assistant director of the Mason Small Business Development Center, a program of the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University. Ms. Olsen is a PhD candidate in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, specializing in entrepreneurship education.

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Trevor Perrier (Engr ’08) is a Peace Corps volunteer. He has taught math and science in a South African township since July 2008.

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Brenan Richards (Col ’08, Batten School ’09) was accepted into the two-year Presidential Management Fellowship program. She had the opportunity to work as a policy adviser for the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard and multiple Department of Defense agencies. Ms. Richards recently completed the PMF program and accepted a position as a foreign affairs specialist in the Department of Defense. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Suzanne Thomas Rosenhammer (Com ’08) and her husband, Tom, welcomed their first child, Sarah Elizabeth, on July 20, 2010. The family resides in Richmond, Va.

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Brandi Sharp (Col '08, Grad '13 L/M) received a Ph.D. in biology from the University. Her doctoral research focused on circadian transcriptional regulation in the fruit fly. She currently works as a research technician at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus.

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Soltesz, Hayley

Hayley Soltesz (Col ’08 L/M) married Karl Blunden (Col ’08 L/M) on Oct. 22, 2011 in Charlottesville. The wedding party included Megan Blunden (Col ’10, Educ ’11 L/M), Adam Bozeman (Col ’08 L/M), Kristina Frey (Col ’08 L/M), Emily Fried (Col ’08), Danielle Geanacopoulos (Col ’08), Jen Huppe (Engr ’08 L/M), Ryan Kang (Col ’08), Rachel Logan (Col ’08, Educ ’09 L/M), Mike Rehorn (Engr ’07, Med ’14) and Rick Sherwood (Com ’08 L/M).  The couple lives in New York, where Ms. Blunden is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Columbia Business School and Mr. Blunden works in high yield research at Goldman Sachs.

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Brittany Spear (Col ’08) graduated from Old Dominion University with a doctorate in physical therapy. During her time at ODU, she participated in a service learning trip with Physicians for Peace to promote and grow its “Walking Free” and “Resource Mothers” programs. She is currently living in Virginia Beach, where she is pursuing a career in acute care physical therapy.

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Kimberly Grace Spence (Col ’08 L/M) and Drew Linkous (Col ’09) were married at River Road United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va., on Dec. 4, 2010. The wedding party included Laura Rose Pall (Col ’08), Julie Turner Haddix (Com ’07), Sandra Louise Cunningham (Col ’08), Paige Corbin Nichols (Com ’07, Law ’13), Elizabeth Katherine Lovato (Col ’09, Educ ’10), Brittney Dawn Rose (Col ’11, Educ ’12), Kyla Annette Turner (Col ’08), Kathryn Mary Connors (Col ’09), Barry Edward Wirt Jr. (Col ’07), Christiaan Gustavo Rasmussen (Com ’08), Todd Richard Zivic (Engr ’08), M. Tyler Boles (Com ’08), Benjamin Russell Fox (Col ’09), William Harper DuVal (Com ’08), Henry James Ponton (Col ’09), Brandon Arnold Crook (Col ’07) and Nathan Otis Garrison (Col ’10). A model of the Rotunda served as the cake. The couple resides in Middleburg, Va., where Ms. Linkous is a territory sales manager with Altria Sales & Distribution and Mr. Linkous is a district manager with Dixon Marketing, Inc.

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Katherine Spengel (Arch ’08) and Kevin Myhre (Engr ’08) were married on Aug. 7, 2010 in West Chester, Penn. The wedding party included Sean Meredith (Engr ’08 L/M) and Joseph Nedy (Engr ’09). Ms. Myhre is the daughter of Sandra Janson Spengel (Com ’76). The couple resides in Boston, where Ms. Myhre is a job captain at Chang + Sylligardos Architects and Mr. Myhre in the 2011 class at the Boston University School of Law.

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Kristen Sprano (Col ’08 L/M) will begin the master of business administration degree program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in August. She leaves New York City after three years of management consulting. This summer, she will take a three-week trip in Europe with John Mongan (Engr ’08).

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Robyn Walsh (Col ’08 L/M) graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010 with her master’s in counselor education. She is currently employed as a high school counselor in Chesterfield, Va.

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Evans Wilson (Col ’08) and Michael Courtland (Court) Nexsen were married on May 30, 2010 in Keswick, Va. The couple lives in New York City, where Wilson works for OneWire, Inc., and Nexsen works for Goldman, Sachs & Co.

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Cameron Zaboji (Com ’08, ’09) married Kevin Zdancewicz (Col ’08) at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Va., on Sept. 17, 2011. The couple currently resides in Oakton, Va., where Ms. Zaboji works as an accountant and Mr. Zdancewicz works as an information technology consultant.

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