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Matthew Carroll (Engr '08 ) received the Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award for his record of achievement in supporting the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International and its Lexington-Concord chapter in Massachusetts. He was recognized for building a chapter sponsorship program that helped the chapter receive its first sponsorships in 2013.

Posted 05/25/2014

Caitlin Kozan (Col '08 L/M) and George Hunter were married on Oct. 19, 2013, in Cleveland, where the couple resides. Both Mr. and Ms. Hunter are lawyers at the law firm of Jones Day.

Posted 05/25/2014

Melissa Michelle Hudson (Col '08 L/M) and Justin Arthur Ritter were married on May 16, 2014. Ms. Ritter is the daughter of Michael J. Hudson (Engr ’73 L/M). The couple resides in Charlottesville, where Ms. Ritter is an attorney in the law firm of Tremblay & Smith.

Posted 06/24/2014

Katherine “Katie” Calogero (Col '08 L/M) was named to the 2014 list of Washington, D.C., Rising Stars. She is an attorney in the government contracts and investigations practice group at Jackson Kelly. Her practice focuses on government contracts, including all aspects of contract formation, administration and dispute resolution.

Posted 09/03/2014

Nicole “Niki” Davila (Col '08 L/M) and Johnny McCarthy were married on March 8, 2014. The couple resides in Honolulu, where Ms. McCarthy works for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Mr. McCarthy is a third-year medical resident with the U.S. Army.

Posted 09/03/2014


Ryan Kelly (Col '08 ) and Stephanie Haldy were married on June 14, 2014, at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. In attendance were brother of the bride John Haldy (Col ’11), Ryan Nizolek (Col ’10), Mike Timms (Col ’08, Com ’09), Kevin Carroll (Col ’10, Com ’11), Brian Carroll (Col ’10 L/M), Max Pomper (Col ’09, Educ ’13), Steve Giannone (Col ’09), Charlie Glazer (Col ’06 L/M), Gavin Gill (Col ’09), Pike Howard (Col ’08), Drew Garrison (Col ’08) and assistant men’s lacrosse coach Marc Van Arsdale.

Posted 09/16/2014

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

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

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

Posted 12/08/2014

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.

Posted 07/05/2011

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.

Posted 02/10/2012

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.

Posted 08/31/2012

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.

Posted 01/18/2012

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.

Posted 11/04/2010

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.

Posted 05/18/2011

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.

Posted 04/10/2012

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.

Posted 08/31/2010

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.

Posted 05/18/2011

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.

Posted 01/18/2012

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

Posted 06/02/2011

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.

Posted 09/15/2011

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.

Posted 05/18/2012

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.

Posted 07/13/2009

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.

Posted 09/07/2010

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

Posted 12/08/2010

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.

Posted 08/12/2011

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.

Posted 08/31/2012

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

Posted 06/02/2011

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.

Posted 01/18/2012

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.

Posted 11/23/2010

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.

Posted 04/10/2012

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.

Posted 06/02/2011

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.

Posted 11/09/2010

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).

Posted 06/02/2011

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.

Posted 11/04/2010

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.

Posted 08/31/2010

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.

Posted 04/30/2012

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