Michelle Albarado (Col ’95 L/M) and Kendrick Burner (Col ’95 L/M) welcomed a son, Andrew Scott, on Sept. 21, 2013. Andrew joins big sister Gabbi and big brothers Will, Jack and Jefferson. The family resides in Culpeper, Virginia.
Amy Rosenberg Allshouse (Col ’95 L/M) and her husband, Marshal Allshouse, welcomed a son, Jacob Rosenberg Allshouse, in May 2013.
Crystal Jones Brown (Col ’95) was recently named chair of the National Education Association’s board of directors. The NEA is a public charity that helps public school educators support student success. Ms. Brown, a seasoned communications leader, currently serves as the chief communications officer for the University of Maryland. In that role, she serves as the university’s spokesperson and oversees the central communications office, including reputation management, media relations, social media, public affairs and strategic communications initiatives.
Tené Hamilton Franklin (Col ’95 L/M) was recently named director of the Tennessee Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Disparities Elimination. In this position, she facilitates and advocates for the development of policies, programs and services that appropriately respond to population health disparity issues across the state of Tennessee, especially those of racial and ethnic minority populations.
Todd Friedlander (Arch ’95 L/M) was recently named a principal at ACG Architects in Washington, D.C., a firm that specializes in residential, hospitality, commercial and diplomatic projects. He will share in the operational responsibilities for the firm while continuing to perform his ongoing project duties. Mr. Friedlander is the son of Mark P. Friedlander Jr. (Col ’51, Law ’57 L/M).
David Grandis (Col ’95) and Meade Prillaman Grandis (Com ’01 L/M) welcomed a son, Cardwell Turner, on Sept. 7, 2014. Cardwell joins big sister Eleanor, 2. The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Charles J. “C.J.” Higley (Col ’95) has been named partner in the real estate and land use group at Farella Braun + Martel in San Francisco. He represents property owners, developers and cultural institutions with complex development projects in the Bay Area and Northern California. He focuses on assisting clients with land use entitlements, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, design and construction law and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
Kirsten Mattes Kahle (Col ’95) and R. Neal Kahle (Engr ’96 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Elsbeth Mattea, on Feb. 26, 2014. Elsbeth joins siblings Maxwell Murphy, 8; Annika Marie, 7; and Theodore Neal, 4. The family lives in Indianapolis, where Dr. Kahle is a hospice and palliative medicine physician and Mr. Kahle is a software engineer.
Jerome A. Magat (Col ’95 L/M) is a seminary professor at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, effective July 2015. Previously, he was a seminary professor at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California, where he taught liturgy and homiletics.
Chris McKay (Col ’95 L/M) and Sarah Ward McKay (Col ’96) welcomed a daughter, Daphne Kate, on Nov. 20, 2013. Daphne joins big brothers Brooks, 8; and Trevor, 5. The family resides in San Francisco.
Mandy Moore (Col ’95 L/M) and her husband, David Burnie, welcomed a son, Hayden Regnier Burnie, in July 2014. Hayden joins big sister Adele, 7; and big brother Zach, 3. Hayden is the nephew of Ryan Moore (Col ’93). The family currently resides in Toronto.
John D. Pullen (Com ’95 L/M) and Brandy L. Wilson (Col ’01) were married on Nov. 21, 2014, in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The couple resides in Smyrna, Georgia, where Mr. Pullen is a strategic accounts director for Salesforce Inc., and Ms. Wilson is a team leader for Randstad Engineering.
Kristin Riddick (Col ’95 L/M) and her husband, David Kirkwood, welcomed a son, Emory Thomas Kirkwood, in November 2015. Ms. Riddick had her third book in the “Kat McGee” series, Kat McGee and the Thanksgiving Turkey Train (2015), published by In This Together Media, a company founded by Saira Rao (Col ’96) and Carey Albertine (Col ’96 L/M). Her previous two books are Kat McGee and the Halloween Costume Caper (2013), and Kat McGee Saves America (2014). Ms. Riddick currently works doing voice-overs for television and film in Los Angeles.
Salman Tajuddin (Com ’95 L/M) and his wife, Mahnaz, welcomed a daughter, Camila Gisele, on Dec. 15, 2014. Camila joins big sister Inara, 3. The family resides in Arlington, Virginia, where Mr. Tajuddin is managing director at Capstone Advisory Group, a restructuring and turnaround advisory firm, in nearby Washington, D.C.