Patti Digh (Grad '85 ) published The Geography of Loss: Embrace What Is, Honor What Was, Love What Will Be in January 2014. She has written seven books, including Life Is a Verb, a finalist for both the national Books for a Better Life Award and the Southern Independent Booksellers Association’s Book of the Year Award. Ms. Digh’s first book, Global Literacies: Lessons on Business Leadership and National Cultures, was named one of Fortune magazine’s Best Business Books of 2000. She lives near Asheville, N.C., with her husband, John Ptak; and their two daughters.

Posted 05/07/2014

Graham Gillen (Engr '85 L/M) was recently named vice president of marketing for Search Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise search consulting and technology services.

Posted 05/24/2014

Laura DeLuca (Col '85 L/M) is an assistant professor of environmental studies and peace studies at Naropa University, a private liberal arts institution in Boulder, Colo. The Buddhist-inspired university combines contemplative studies with traditional Western scholastic and artistic disciplines. Previously, Ms. DeLuca taught anthropology and global studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Posted 05/25/2014

Lori Triff Day (Col '85 L/M) has published a book, Her Next Chapter: How Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, Girl Gossip, and So Much More, with Chicago Review Press. It was named to Publishers Weekly’s list of best parenting books for 2014 and has received endorsements from the general manager of PBS Kids, the executive producer of TED Media and other media entrepreneurs.

Posted 05/25/2014

Kevin A. Ohlson (Law '85 L/M) was nominated by President Obama, and recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He previously served as chief of staff and counselor to the U.S. Attorney General. Judge Ohlson lives with his wife and two children in northern Virginia.

Posted 08/26/2014

Gwendolyn D. Perkins (Col '85 L/M) was named a 2013-14 School Bell Award recipient by the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals in recognition of her work in education. She is an assistant principal in Richmond, Va.

Posted 08/26/2014

Michael Bentley (Educ '85 ) published Connecting Children to Nature: Ideas and Activities for Parents and Educators, co-edited with Michael Mueller and Bruce Martin (Educ ’00). The book offers a compendium of fresh ideas and resources for parents and teachers to use with infants, children and teens. Mr. Bentley is an education associate at the Virginia Museum of Natural History and directs the Elementary Science Institute for Teachers at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. Among his two dozen published books are An Educator’s Field Guide and Teaching Constructivist Science.

Posted 12/08/2014

Robert Nix (Col '85 L/M) and his wife, Pebbles Glenn Nix, adopted their son, Guy Nelson Nix III, on Dec. 23, 2012. Guy was born in Las Vegas in March 2012. The family resides in Atlanta, where Mr. Nix serves as director of retirement plan services at Peachtree Wealth Strategies and Ms. Nix is owner and principal at Glenn Epting Interior Design.

Posted 01/22/2015

Jane E. Hardy (Col '85 ) was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of Spanish at Wabash College. Ms. Hardy joined the Wabash faculty in 2006, having taught previously at Indiana University, St. Michael’s College, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, and at the Slovenian Ministry of Defense’s School of Foreign Languages. Her teaching focuses on second-language acquisition, language teaching methodology and study abroad. Since 2008, she has accompanied Wabash students and faculty to Ecuador as part of the Wabash Ecuador Summer Study Program.

Posted 03/03/2015

S. Scott Rohrer (Grad '85, Grad '99 L/M) published Jacob Green’s Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age, a biography of independent-minded Presbyterian minister Jacob Green, with Penn State University Press. The book takes a look at Green’s life and illuminates the strong but complicated connections between religion and politics at the dawn of the American nation.

Posted 03/03/2015

Michael Bentley (Educ ’85) had a book, The Educator’s Field Guide: From Organization to Assessment (And Everything in Between), published by Corwin.

Posted 06/22/2011

Lisa K. Blake (Col ’85 L/M) was chosen as one of the top twenty country music program directors by Radio Ink magazine. She is station manager at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, Nc.

Posted 08/30/2010

Richelle Lyons Burnett (Engr ’85 L/M) co-founded US e-Chromic, a clean tech company. She recently moved to the Boulder, Colo., area.

Posted 09/30/2011

Laura DeLuca (Col ’85 L/M) has been accepted on the Fulbright Specialist Program roster and is awaiting an assignment in South Africa, where she will continue work with the Africa Institute of South Africa in Pretoria. She will be co-editor of a book that will focus on community-based peacebuilding in Africa. Ms. DeLuca has also been selected the program director for the University of Colorado’s Global Seminar in Tanzania.

Posted 11/14/2011

David A. Elliott (Col ’85 L/M) was recognized in the 2012 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. He specializes in business litigation at Burr & Forman’s Birmingham office.

Posted 05/21/2012

Andrew Glickman (Col ’85, Law ’91 L/M) has photographs from two of his portfolios featured in Street Photography Now, published by Thames and Hudson.  He resides with his family in Bethesda, Md.

Posted 12/08/2010

Susan Wingo Kiers (Col ’85 L/M) and her husband, John Kiers, have opened Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room in Staunton, Va.

Posted 08/12/2011

Suzanne Klein (Arch ’85) recently joined EYP Architecture & Engineering as a senior project director in its higher education group.

Posted 01/03/2012

Lori Triff Kugler (Col ’85 L/M) married Geoffrey Post Day on Nov. 26, 2010, in their Concord, Mass., home. Ms. Kugler’s daughter, Charlotte, served as maid of honor.

Posted 12/06/2010

Andrew G. Lee (Col ’85, Med ’89 L/M) received the Faculty Teaching Award from the residents at The Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center and will receive the American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award in November 2012. He is the chair of ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital and professor of ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee and his wife, Hilary A. Beaver (Med ’91), have two daughters, Rachel, 10, and Virginia, 8.

Posted 08/28/2012

Marshall, Wesley G.

Wesley G. Marshall (Col ’85, Law ’88 L/M) was appointed commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission by the General Assembly of Virginia on May 15, 2012. He serves as one of three commissioners who are appellate judges for the workers’ compensation system and share responsibility for administering the system and its 266-person independent state agency.

Posted 08/28/2012

Cyndee Perdue Moore (Col ’85, Educ ’02 L/M) is president of the Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools for the 2011 to 2013 term. She represents National College, where she has served as vice president of operations for the Tennessee region since 2004, and is active in efforts to educate federal and state lawmakers about the critical role of career colleges in the 21st century. Ms. Moore splits her time between Nashville and Danville, Va., where she and her husband spend their spare time restoring their Victorian home on Millionaires Row.

Posted 02/17/2011

Carolyn Nadeau (Col ’85)is the inaugural Byron S. Tucci Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. Ms. Nadeau is professor of Hispanic studies and chair of the Hispanic studies department.

Posted 10/01/2010

Nelson Neal (Educ ’85) is associate professor of physical education and health at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. He has been awarded a grant by Marywood University for the 2011-12 academic year to study whether a program of physical activity will improve academic test scores and reduce obesity in young adults. He has been teaching for more than 30 years and continues to give presentations at national conferences and have his work published in refereed journals.

Posted 08/12/2011

Eduardo Ramos-Gomez (Law ’85) spoke at “Pacific Rim Markets and Opportunities,” a symposium hosted by the Holy Family University School of Business Administration in Philadelphia. He is a partner at Duane Morris and is based in Singapore.

Posted 04/12/2011

Carol W. Sherman (Col ’85 L/M) has been elected special counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.  Ms. Sherman is a member of the firm’s corporate department.  She focuses on corporate and securities law, include SEC reporting and compliance, equity and debt offerings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Posted 10/01/2010

Dan Sloan (Col ’85 L/M) had a book, Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry’s Greatest Comeback, published by Joseph Wiley & Sons in December 2010. He is a senior correspondent for Reuters, based in Tokyo.

Posted 12/17/2010

Allison Ferrill Stiller (Engr ’85) is the deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for ship programs, as well as the sponsor for the USS Mississippi.

Posted 01/03/2012

Larry Thomas (Engr ’85 L/M) is the president and CEO of Primet Precision Materials, based in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Thomas has also joined the faculty of Lehigh University as an adjunct professor in entrepreneurship. He lives with his wife, Kim; and a daughter, Leili, in Allentown, Pa.

Posted 11/14/2011

Larry Thomas (Engr ’85 L/M) is the president and CEO of Primet Precision Materials, based in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Thomas has also joined the faculty of Lehigh University as an adjunct professor in entrepreneurship. He lives with his wife, Kim; and a daughter, Leili, in Allentown, Pa.

Posted 11/14/2011

Gary G. Wallace (Com ’85, Grad ’86 L/M) is a certified public accountant. He is a tax principal at Keiter Stephens, a CPA firm based in Richmond, Va. Mr. Wallace has more than 23 years of accounting experience both in the private and public sectors. He previously served as the chief financial officer for The Riverstone Group and CCA Industries, Inc., and as a tax partner with the Richmond office of KPMG.

Posted 01/15/2010

Glenn Williamson (Col ’85 L/M) and Dr. Kurtis Charles Birusingh were married Sept. 19, 2009, at Mr. Birusingh’s parent’s farm in Crescent, Iowa. Mr. Williamson is an independent film producer in Los Angeles. His films include “Sunshine Cleaning” and “Push,” which were released earlier this year, and “Hollywoodland,” which was released in 2006. He was an executive producer of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” released in 2004. Mr. Williamson and is co-chairing his 25th U.Va. reunion and he showed his latest film, “Wonderful World,” at the 2009 Virginia Film Festival. He is also a board member for the Film Festival.

Posted 01/11/2010

Peg Willingham (Col ’85) is the executive director of the United Nation Foundation’s new Shot@Life campaign, whose mission is to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. Ms. Willingham resides in Falls Church, Va., with her husband, Michael Bear; and daughter, Rebecca Namm.

Posted 01/03/2012