Mark Angle (Educ ’98, Educ ’02) has been offered a three-year contract as superintendent of Douglas County School District 15 in Days Creek, Oregon. Mr. Angle is also principal of Days Creek Charter School, a K-12 school in the district. He also has been nominated for recognition in the National School Public Relations Association’s Superintendents to Watch program.
Mark “Weeb” Arey (Col ’98) and his wife, Shuchi Shah, welcomed a daughter, Daniela Winston Arey, on Jan. 2, 2015. Daniela joins big sister Mikaela Cameron, 7; and big brother Evan Kai, 5. The family lives in Tampa, Florida, where Dr. Arey is an ophthalmologist at Florida Eye Center.
Elizabeth Wickerham Brunins (Col ’98, Grad ’99 L/M) has been named a partner in the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott. She works in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, where she counsels hospitality industry clients, negotiating hotel management, lender subordination, franchise and purchase and sale agreements. In addition, she serves as outside counsel to help companies develop and launch marketing promotions.
Benjamin Foster (Col ’98 L/M) has been selected as one of 10 federal government officials to participate in the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program in Japan for 2016-17. The fellowship consists of a seven-week homestay and intensive Japanese language training in Ishikawa Prefecture and 10 months of practical experience in a Japanese government agency or ministry in Tokyo. Mr. Foster is an energy industry analyst for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Kurt Hansen (Col ’98) and his wife, Ann Marie, welcomed a son, Grant William Kold Hansen, on Nov. 23, 2015. Grant joins brother Henrik Kold Hansen, 2. The family lives in Las Vegas.
Elizabeth Donahue Hirko (Col ’98 L/M) and David B. Hirko (Engr ’98 L/M) welcomed a son, William Andrew, on May 23, 2015. Will joins big brothers John, 8, and James, 5. The boys are the nephews of Karen E. Hirko (Com ’00 L/M). The family lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Steven M. Klepper (Grad ’98, Law ’01) has been included in the 2016 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers for his work in appellate, insurance coverage and general litigation. He has appeared in the Super Lawyers directory every year since 2011. He is a principal with Kramon & Graham in Baltimore.
Troy Matthew Lescher (Col ’98) is an assistant professor of theater, film and dance at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.
Nora Macklin (Col ’98) assisted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone. She provided technical assistance to local field staff in the vaccination phase of the trial. Ms. Macklin works in Richmond as a CDC federal field assignee with the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Immunization.
Rich Mehrenberg (Educ ’98) has been promoted to associate professor of early, middle and exceptional education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked as a high school teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools.
Don Allan Mitchell (Col ’98 L/M) is chairman of the division of languages and literature and associate professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. He continues to serve as co-chair of the International Conference on the Blues with his wife, a music professor at Delta State. He is a former president of the Delta State University Faculty Senate, and he is the public address announcer for the Delta State Fighting Okra football and basketball teams. Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Collins are the proud parents of a six-year-old son.
Roger N. Morris (Educ ’98, Educ ’02) has retired as superintendent of Patrick County Public Schools in Virginia and has been appointed assistant professor of educational leadership at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.
Jonathan Mueller (Col ’98) and Kimberly Somma Mueller (Col ’98 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Gillian Alma Lorraine, on May 26, 2015. Gillian joins big brother Jackson Walter, 5; and big sister Clara Elizabeth, 2. The family lives in Golden, Colorado.
Elizabeth Ryan (Col ’98) has been elected partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in international policy and regulatory law matters. She was selected as a 2015 “Rising Star” by the National Law Journal.
Katy Caron Scott (Col ’98, Educ ’98 L/M) and her husband, Evan, welcomed a son, Truman Roscoe, on Oct. 31, 2015. Truman joins brothers Calder Evan, 10, and Nolan Henry, 8; and sister Juliet Annabelle, 6. The Scotts recently moved from Maryland to Southlake, Texas.
Myla R. Spencer (Col ’98) has earned a doctorate in biology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She also holds a Master of Science degree in biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University.
Jonathan D. Stanley (Col ’98 L/M) has been elected a member of the law firm of Bass Berry & Sims. He works in the firm’s Nashville office, where his practice involves various corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities filings, corporate governance and other strategic issues. Before joining Bass Berry & Sims, Mr. Stanley was a shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner.
Latasha Newton Vernon (Col ’98) and her husband, TaRail Vernon, welcomed a daughter, Lauryn Rose, on Oct. 16, 2015. Lauryn joins sister Taryn, 3. The family resides in Lindenhurst, Illinois, where Ms. Vernon has taken time off to raise their family.
Ryan Giffin Ward (Engr ’98) and her husband, Cmdr. Kelly Ward, welcomed a daughter, Caroline Sophia, on Oct. 22, 2014. Caroline joins brothers Collin, 9, and Connor and Cameron, 6; and sisters Cadence, 5, and Claire, 3. The children are the nieces and nephews of Aaron Giffin Childers (Col ’95 L/M). The family lives in Virginia Beach, where Ms. Ward has taken time off to raise her family.
Mark Warner (Grad ’98) has written Eating in the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity (University Press of Florida), which uses archaeological data of food remains recovered from excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Chesapeake to show how two African-American families established identity in the face of pervasive racism and marginalization. Mr. Warner is a professor of anthropology at the University of Idaho and co-editor of Annapolis Pasts: Historical Archaeology in Annapolis, Maryland.
Aaron W. West (Arch ’98 L/M) and his wife, Meredith Davis West, welcomed a daughter, Julianne Claire, on Jan. 15, 2015. Julianne joins big brother Davis, 4. The family lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Darrin R Witt (Com ’98 L/M) was promoted to general partner at WEDGE Capital Management in 2014. He also serves on the board of directors at Bless Back Worldwide, a nonprofit organization serving communities in Haiti and Nicaragua. Mr. Witt lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Heather, and their three children, Charlie, 10; Emma, 9; and Jake, 6.