Steven Anderson (Col ’96 L/M) has been appointed president and CEO of the Pacific Legal Foundation, a national public-interest law firm founded in 1973. He joins PLF from the Institute for Justice, where he served as executive vice president and CFO. He and his wife, Lyndsay Wilson Anderson (Nurs ’07 L/M), relocated to Sacramento, California, with their two sons when his appointment began in September 2016.
Anthony Cogswell (Col ’96 L/M) is a wildlife educator at The Nature Company in Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate student in Miami University’s Global Field Program. He participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions summer 2015 global field course, studying the ecosystems, desert plants and diversity of life at the Bahía de los Ángeles UNESCO World Heritage site and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
Daniel Curry (Arch ’96 L/M) has been promoted to principal at Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, D.C., where his work focuses on understanding shared community and cultural resources. Since joining Quinn Evans in 2010, he has helped shape the firm’s educational practice area by leading projects in 21st-century learning environments.
Uma N. Everett (Col ’96 L/M) has been named a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox. Working in the firm’s litigation group, she has represented clients in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries in patent cases in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Ms. Everett has also handled appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and 3rd Circuits and served as trial counsel in multiple proceedings.
William Todd Feagans (Col ’96 L/M) and his wife, Katie, welcomed a daughter, Penelope Kyle, on Aug. 20, 2015. PK is the niece of Thomas M. Gresham (Col ’98 L/M) and joins big sisters Quinn, 7, and Betsy, 2; and big brother Wilder, 5. The family lives in Gordonsville, Virginia.
Heather Hickson (Col ’96 L/M) and Peggy Moskaluk were married Sept. 4, 2015, in Tuckasegee, North Carolina. The couple lives in Laredo, Texas.
Susan Stuelpner Klobuchar (Col ’96 L/M) has accepted a position as vice president of marketing with BreathableBaby, a maker of innovative baby products based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. She will lead consumer insights, brand building and marketing communications for the brand. She was previously a senior marketing manager with General Mills in Minneapolis. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Tim, and children Jack, 7, Lise, 4, and Cecily, 2.
Virginia LeBaron (Nurs ’96 L/M) is a Roberts Scholar and assistant professor of nursing at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Before returning to UVA, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and, as a Fulbright Scholar in India, studied access to pain relief for patients with cancer.
Ian McGuire (Grad ’96) has published Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism (University of Iowa Press), which examines the work of American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford. He argues that Ford’s work is best understood as a form of pragmatic realism and that Ford is part of a deeply rooted and ongoing American debate about the nature of realism and pragmatism. Mr. McGuire is the co-director of the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. He writes both fiction and literary criticism and has published essays and short stories in the Paris Review, the Chicago Review and other publications. He lives in Manchester, England, with his wife and two daughters.
Stephanie E. Duck Merritt (Col ’96 L/M) was elected a general district court judge in Virginia’s 9th Judicial District. Judge Merritt presides in Gloucester, New Kent, Mathews and Middlesex counties.
David W. Nicholson (Educ ’96, Educ ’99) has published Philosophy of Education in Action: An Inquiry-Based Approach (Routledge, 2016). Mr. Nicholson is a professor of education at Stevenson University in Maryland.
Mitch Pascal (Educ ’96, Educ ’03) has been named principal of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Previously, he was the school’s assistant principal for five years as well as a classroom teacher and curriculum specialist for the district.
Ravi Shankar (Col ’96 L/M) and his co-translator Priya Sarrukai Chabria have published their translation of Andal: The Autobiography of a Goddess (Zubaan Books), the collected works of the eighth-century Tamil poet and saint Andal. Mr. Shankar is a poet, translator and founding editor of Drunken Boat. His books include Language for a New Century, Deepening Groove and What Else Could It Be.
Kendal A. Sibley (Com ’96, Law ’02 L/M) has been promoted to partner in the firm of Hunton & Williams. She works in the firm’s Richmond office, where her practice focuses on federal income tax issues with an emphasis on real estate investment trusts, asset securitization and investment funds.