Lazetta Rainey Braxton (Com '95 L/M) was selected by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to serve on its Women’s Initiative Advisory Panel. The panel will help identify challenges women face when becoming certified and when beginning a career in financial planning, as well as recommend solutions to increase the ranks of female CFP professionals. Ms. Braxton is founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, a fee-only financial planning firm and a registered investment adviser in Baltimore.
Gerald Scott Funk (Col '95, Engr '98 L/M) has joined Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, as a senior project manager in the firm’s Virginia Beach office. His responsibilities will include managing and designing water/wastewater projects and expanding Dewberry’s water/wastewater services into the Hampton Roads market. Mr. Funk has 15 years of engineering experience, primarily involving the inspection, evaluation, design and rehabilitation of water/wastewater collection system infrastructure. Previously, he served as a task order and project manager for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s utility relocation program.
Michelle Vaniels Pendleton (Com '95 L/M) and her husband, Mike, welcomed their second child, Samuel William, on Oct. 1, 2013. Sam joins big brother Charlie, 2 1/2. The family resides in Roanoke, Va.
Sean Younis Wells (Arch '95 ) has designed the label artwork for the award-winning national beer brand Cerveza de los Muertos and for La Catrina Wine. Both product lines have a Day of the Dead theme and can be found in prominent national chain stores. The labels include images from Ms. Wells’ original acrylic paintings that were recently exhibited at De La Serna Fine Arts Studio & Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., and additional national exhibits of her work are pending. A well-known painter throughout the Southwest, Ms. Wells also produces and hosts a television show, New Mexican Santera, on the regional art form of retablo painting.
Michelle Albarado (Col '95 L/M) and Kendrick “Rick” Burner (Col ’95 L/M) welcomed a son, Jefferson, “Jay,” on Aug. 31, 2012, and another son, Andrew Scott, “Drew,” on Sept. 21, 2013. Jay and Drew join big siblings Gabbi, Will and Jack.
David C. Kurtz (Col '95 L/M) has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a rising star in employment and labor and business litigation law. He is an attorney in the Boston office of Constangy Brooks & Smith.
Anastasia G. Allain (Col '95 L/M) and Ryan Ansley Posner were married June 8, 2013, in Harrisonburg, Va. The couple resides in Atlanta, where Ms. Posner is a sales support manager with Travelport and Mr. Posner is an enterprise resource planning technology consultant with McGladrey.
Kristin Zeh Baxley (Educ ’95,’97 L/M) and her husband, Ken, welcomed a daughter, Erin Lily-Mia, on July 14, 2010. Erin joins her siblings, Will, 8; Meagan, 6; and Nathan, 3. Erin is the niece of Stephanie Zeh Wilson (Educ ’92 L/M), Darrell W. Wilson (Col ’92 L/M) and the late William B. Zeh, Jr. (Col ’87). Ms. Baxley, formerly a teacher, is a stay-at-home mom. The family resides in Roanoke, Va.
Mary Bolduc-Glagola (Col ’95 L/M) was selected by Maryland’s Daily Record as one of 50 Maryland Leading Ladies, a selection of women under the age of 40 who are recognized for accomplishments in their career and community.
Nicole Bossard (Grad ’95) was awarded a doctorate in leadership and change from Antioch University. Ms. Bossard is the president and senior consultant at TGC Consulting.
David I. Brown (Col ’95 L/M) and his wife, Julie, welcomed their second child, Cody Howard, on February 21, 2010. Cody joins his brother, Carter, 3. The family lives in McLean, Va.
Crystal Brown (Col ’95) joined the board of directors of the NEA Foundation. Ms. Brown currently serves as vice president of the education practice at Widmeyer Communications, where she oversees strategy for the firm’s largest client, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
William R. Cogswell (Com ’95 L/M) left United Bank to join State Farm Insurance as an auto underwriter in their Mid-Atlantic Operations Center in Charlottesville.
Ann-Tyler Sangston Connell (Com ’95 L/M) and Matthew Sean Connell were married on Sept. 11, 2010 in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. The couple resides in Charlotte, N.C. Ms. Connell works in communications at Bank of America and Matt is a buyer/planner at Ingersoll Rand.
Paul Glagola (Engr ’95 L/M) is vice president of technology and infrastructure for JPB Enterprises, in Columbia, Md.
James Trent Hammer (Col ’95, GSBA ’05 L/M) and Carrie Davis Hammer (Col ’95 L/M) welcomed their second son, Alex Trent, on Jan. 7, 2011. Alex joins his brother, Kyle Robert, 2. Alex is the nephew of Richard Davis (Col ’00). The family resides in Centreville, Va.
Keisha Jordan (Col ’95) joined the board at the Maternity Care Coalition. Ms. Jordan has also served as the executive director of Computers for Youth-Philadelphia. She has served on the boards of six youth/education organizations, including the Black Alliance for Education Options. In 2004, Ms. Jordan was the youngest recipient in Philadelphia program history selected to receive the Eisenhower Fellowship to study education in New Zealand and Australia.
Caroline Lian (Col ’95) is the director at Riveron Consulting in Dallas, where she will be responsible for client service.
H.J. Manzari (Grad ’95, ’01) is a tenured professor of modern languages at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, specializing in Spanish.
Claire Williamson McPherson (Com ’95) and her husband, James, welcomed their second child, William Ronan, on Oct. 26, 2011. William joins a brother, Charles Joseph “CJ,” 4. The family resides in Durham, N.C.
Mandy Moore (Col ’95 L/M) and her husband, David Burnie, welcomed a son, Zachary Lockwood, on Feb. 12, 2012. Zach joins a sister, Adele Virginia, 4. Adele and Zach are the niece and nephew, respectively, of Ryan Lockwood Moore (Col ’93). The family splits its time between Clifton, Va.; and Toronto, where Mr. Burnie runs a consulting business, The Burnie Group. Ms. Moore works in product management in the software industry, most recently at OANDA Corp.
Andrew Parker (Engr ’95, ’96 L/M) and Meredith Caskey Parker (Col ’99, Law ’02 L/M) welcomed their second child, Mason Andrew, on July 21, 2011. Mason joins a sister, Olivia Catherine, 2. The family resides in Fairfax, Va. Olivia and Mason are the niece and nephew, respectively, of Aaron Parker (Col ’99), Kara Mallory Parker (Col ’99), Courtney Caskey Eliasek (Col ’96) and Ron Eliasek (Engr ’93).
Leslie Parpart (Col ’95, Educ ’95 L/M) and her husband, Kurt Friday, welcomed their son, William Bennett, and their daughter, Mary Claire Conoly, on March 17, 2010. The family resides in Richmond, Va. Bennett and Mary Claire are the nephew and neice of Andy Parker (Col ’84, Law ’90 L/M) and Susan Friday Parker (Educ ’96).
Courtney Keister Reynolds (Col ’95 L/M) and her husband, John L. Reynolds IV, welcomed their first child, Rachel Ann, on July 23, 2011. The family resides in New York City and Salem, Va.
Keith S. Robbins (Arch ’95 L/M) relocated to Shanghai. He is a director of Ager Environmental Design, a Sino-American design firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Boston.
Amy Elizabeth Rosenberg (Col ’95 L/M) married Marshal Allshouse. The couple resides in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Raj Sharma (Engr ’95, ’97) married Hersha Manani June 4, 2011. The couple resides in Glenside, Pa. Mr. Sharma works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region III office in Philadelphia.
Rob Shields (Engr ’95 L/M) and Meredith Davis Shields (Col ’96 L/M) welcomed their second child, Kirsten Stephanie, on Dec. 29, 2010. Kirsten joins a brother, Carter, 2. The Shields family resides in Richmond, Va.
Shelia Slemp (Col ’95 L/M) has been serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine since 2008. She’s been working in community and youth development and with the Opika Performance Group, a group of nine young Ukrainians who are mostly graduates of the Perechyn boarding school. In July 2011, she was selected to share her experiences from the Peace Corps at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
David Stolle (Col ’95) and Ashley Zlatoper Stolle (Col ’95, Med ’00 L/M) welcomed their third child and first boy, Alexander “Lex”, on April 16. 2009. He joins sisters, Livi and Kate. They reside in Norcross, Ga., where Mr. Stolle heads Universal Tennis Academy and Ms. Stolle is a pediatrician with Gwinnett Pediatrics.
Salman Tajuddin (Com ’95 L/M) and his wife, Mahnaz Khan, welcomed their first child, Inara Silvana, on Aug. 1, 2011. Mr. Tajuddin works at Capstone Advisory Group as a financial restructuring consultant and Ms. Khan, a graduate of Boston University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, is an analyst at the International Trade Administration. Both live in Arlington, Va., and work in Washington, D.C.
From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.
Patrick Sweeney (Darden '10), dad and expert outdoorsman, shares his knowledge.
A section of the Berlin Wall, with a spray-painted mural titled "Kings of Freedom," has been installed on Central Grounds.
A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.