Cary Rooke Chandler (Col '01 L/M) and Yevonne Simms Chandler (Com ’02 L/M) welcomed a son, Bennett Rooke, on Oct. 16, 2014. Bennett is the nephew of Peyton Chandler (Col ’01 L/M), Kristy Thomas Chandler (Col ’01) and Elizabeth “Carter” Chandler Clements (Col ’99); and the grandson of Wanda Rooke Chandler (Educ ’02). The Chandlers currently reside in Atlanta.
David Decosimo (Com '01 ) published Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue, with Stanford University Press. The book offers an analysis of Thomas Aquinas’ views on pagan virtue and reinterprets Aquinas’ ethics while providing a model for current efforts to articulate a truthful hospitality and do ethics in a pluralist, globalized world. Mr. Decosimo is an assistant professor of theology at Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore.
Louis Fierro II (Col '01 L/M) and Maura McEwan Fierro (Engr ’09, ’11 L/M) welcomed their second child, Anthony Joseph, on Feb. 14, 2014. Anthony and big sister Anne Rosaleen, 2, are the grandchildren of Anthony Fierro (Col ’73, Med ’76 L/M). The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Christopher Glass (Col '01 L/M) and Hartley Jeffries (Col ’06 L/M) were married on Oct. 4, 2014, in Atlanta. The couple currently resides in Atlanta, where Ms. Glass is a teacher at The Westminster Schools and Mr. Glass is an attorney at Troutman Sanders.
Meade Prillaman Grandis (Com '01 L/M) and David Grandis (Col ’95) welcomed a son, Cardwell Turner, on Sept. 7, 2014. Cardwell joins big sister Eleanor, 2. The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Katherine Griffin Greiling (Col '01 L/M) and Eric Greiling (Col ’99, Educ ’00 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Stella, in July 2014. Stella joins big sister Katie, 2, and is the niece of Chris Holbert (Col ’95). The Greilings live in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Justin Humphreys (Col '01 ) wrote and narrated a 48-minute “making of” essay, “What the Devil Hath Joined Together,” for the British Blu-Ray disc release of Brian De Palma’s Sisters. He also provided a supplemental interview recording for the disc. Mr. Humphreys’ latest book, Interviews Too Shocking to Print! is due out from BearManor Media later this year.
Monique Alvino Jennings (Com '01 L/M) and her husband, Stephen, welcomed a son, Charles “Charlie” Michael, on Feb. 11, 2015. Charlie joins brother Miles, 2. The family lives in Chicago, where Ms. Jennings is senior manager, sales strategy at PepsiCo.
Ryann McKinley Laden (Educ '14 ) and her husband, Kevin, welcomed a daughter, Jane Violet, on April 3, 2014. Jane joins big sister Ruby Colleen, 6; and big brother Sam Michael, 3.
Emily Ennis Leitch (Col '01 L/M) has been promoted to partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, where she advises clients on securities matters, corporate finance and general corporate transactions. With a primary focus on capital markets, she represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equal securities, high-yield debt securities and investment-grade debt securities.
Pierce Louis (Col '01 ) launched Dirt Hugger, a regional composting company based in the Pacific Northwest that turns organic waste into nutrient-rich compost, as a startup in 2010. Dirt Hugger has since composted more than 20,000 tons of material previously destined for landfills and has sold over 10,000 yards of organic compost to 825 unique farmers, growers and gardeners. The company is currently raising funds for a new facility that will help create a long-term composting infrastructure.
Matthew Madden (Col '01, Law '07 L/M) argued Harris v. Viegelahn, a bankruptcy case, before the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2015. Mr. Madden is an attorney in the Washington, D.C., trial and appellate litigation boutique firm Robbins Russell Englert Orseck Untereiner & Sauber. He and his wife, Trisha Morrow Madden (Col ’02, Educ ’03 L/M), reside in Arlington, Virginia, with their children Colin Michael, 8; Peter Robert, 6; James Matthew, 4; and Annie Margaret, 1.
Erika S. Meitner (Grad '01, Grad '13 ) received a U.S. Scholar Award from the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission. An associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, Ms. Meitner will be the distinguished scholar in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland for spring 2015. In addition to developing her own work, she will assist with an undergraduate course in creative writing and teach a postgraduate workshop on documentary and investigative poetry.
Michelle T. Perrin-Steinberg (Col '01 L/M) and her husband, Brian Marc Steinberg, welcomed their first child, a son, Brandon Perrin Steinberg, on Dec. 21, 2013. Brandon is the grandson of Michael T. Perrin (Com ’75 L/M). The family resides in San Antonio.
Rick Ramsey (Com '01, Darden '07 L/M) has been named president of Engineered Steel Products, a structural steel manufacturing company headquartered in Sophia, North Carolina. He also serves as operating partner of New Page Capital, a private equity firm that he established with Adam Duggins (Darden ’08). Engineered Steel is the first major acquisition for New Page Capital.
Tyler Sande (Col '01 L/M) and Margaret Kramer Sande (Engr ’03, ’04 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Ruthanne Darden, on Aug. 20, 2014. The family resides in Denver, where Mr. Sande is a deputy district attorney and Dr. Sande is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and medical director of the WELLS Simulation Center at the University of Colorado Hospital.