Chris Lueck (Engr '01 L/M) and his wife, Nilou, welcomed their first child, Logan Jasper, on Sept. 19, 2013. The family resides in Santa Barbara, Calif. In March 2013, Mr. Lueck acquired FastSpring, an e-commerce and payment-processing platform for digital goods companies, and now serves as president of the company.
Heidi Brown Lieske (Com '01 L/M) recently left her job as brand manager for CoverGirl Cosmetics at Procter & Gamble to focus full-time on her startup, Borrow Mini Couture, an online designer children’s clothing rental service for special occasions. She lives outside of Baltimore with her husband, Alex; and their two young sons, Cobb and Fitch.
Ausin Ramirez (Engr '01 L/M) has been named one of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee 2013 Philanthropic 5 award winners for his support for Schools That Can Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization founded to close the achievement gap between Milwaukee students and their suburban peers. Mr. Ramirez is chief executive officer of HUSCO International, a company that develops and manufactures hydraulic and electrohydraulic controls for off-highway applications.
Jason Maras (Com '01 L/M) and his wife, Maria, welcomed a daughter, Violet Anne, on June 18, 2013. Violet joins big sister Eleanor, 3. The family resides in Chicago.
Elizabeth Pollard Kendall (Col '01 L/M) and her husband, Jason, welcomed their third child, Phillip Raymond, on Aug. 9, 2013. Phillip joins twin sisters Charlotte Ashwell and Eva Bradley, 2, and is the grandson of Jim Pollard (Col ’68 L/M) and the nephew of Jamie Pollard (Col ’98 L/M). The family resides in Potomac Falls, Va.
Emily Ennis Leitch (Col '01 L/M) and her husband, Justin, welcomed a son, Davis Brooks, on Sept. 9, 2013. Davis joins big sister Gwyneth, 2. The family resides in Houston, where Ms. Leitch is an associate with the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani.
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.
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.
Danielle Muraca Sloane (Col '01, Law '06 L/M) has been elected to membership in the firm of Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, Tenn. Ms. Sloane focuses her practice on health care law, advising clients on complex regulatory, operational, compliance and transactional issues.
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.
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.
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.
Margaret Maddy Alexander (Col ’01) married Khoury Nicholas Ashooh on Oct. 10, 2009, in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Ms. Alexander is the daughter of Edward L. Alexander III (Col ’74, Med ’78 L/M), and the sister of Julia C. Alexander (Col ’04) and Cynthia L. Alexander (Col ’06 L/M). The couple resides in Atlanta.
Anne-Marie Angelo (Col ’01 L/M) received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke University Graduate School on March 29, 2012. The award is presented annually to two Ph.D. students. Ms. Angelo is a candidate for a doctorate in history at Duke.
Lindsay Forehand Angerholzer (Col ’01 L/M) and her husband, Maxmillian, welcomed a daughter, Kate “Cricket” Howell, on May 12, 2012. The family resides in Alexandria, Va. Cricket is the niece of Walker Harrison Forehand (Col ’05).
Justin Bagby (Engr ’01 L/M) and his wife, Molly, welcomed their first daughter, Keely Kathleen, on Jan. 18, 2011. The family resides in Durham, N.C.
Virginia Barb (Engr ’01 L/M) earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with concentrations in marketing and sustainability, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2010. She now resides in Cincinnati, where she is an assistant brand manager at Procter & Gamble.
Alyssa Barillari (Col ’01 L/M) and Andrew Barnes were married Oct. 9, 2010, in Liberty State Park, New Jersey. The couple lives in New York City.
Mindy Rummel Basquin (Com ’01 L/M) and Brett Basquin welcomed a son, Holtz Anderson, on Jan. 7, 2011. He joins a brother, Jackson Ford. The family resides in Auburn, Ala.
Barclay Kuntz Bowen (Com ’01 L/M) and Scott Bowen welcomed their first child, Chase Wilson, on November 19, 2009. The family resides in New York, Ny.
Brennan Breed (Col ’01) received the 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Mr. Breed is now a doctoral candidate in religion at Emory University. His dissertation, “‘Engraved on a Rock Forever’: Reception History and the Hebrew Bible,” offers a theoretical foundation for the study of the appropriation of biblical texts by diverse communities throughout history.
Daniel Loftin Carlile (Col ’01 L/M) and Stephanie Nicole Carlile (Col ’00) welcomed their first child, Piper Jennifer, on Jan. 6, 2012. The family resides in Williamsburg, Va.
Peyton Chandler (Col ’01) and Kristy Thomas Chandler (Col ’01) welcomed their first baby, Alexander Peyton, on Nov. 5, 2010.
Anne Jensen Chitkara (Col ’01 L/M) and her husband, Vikram, welcomed their first son, Taran Carl, on Nov. 18, 2010.
Blair Clarke (Col ’01 L/M) and Natalie Rude Clarke (Col ’01) welcomed a daughter, Katherine Hannabass, on June 27, 2011. The family resides in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kevin Rogers Clouther (Col ’01) and Ericka Alonso Clouther (Law ’08) welcomed their first child, James Riveron, on April 20, 2011. The family resides in Floral Park, N.Y.
Lawrence Cutalo (Col ’01 L/M) married Adelaide Riggi on July 16, 2011, at Bonnet Island Estate in Long Beach Island, N.J.
Kristin Roth DeClark (Com ’01 L/M) and her husband, Kirk, welcomed their first child, Kolby Dennis, on March 11, 2012. The family resides in New York City.
Kristin Roth DeClark (Com ’01 L/M) married Kirk DeClark on July 31, 2010 in San Diego, Calif. Heidi Brown Lieske (Com ’01 L/M) was the matron of honor and Kristy Sott Kennedy (Com ’01) was a bridesmaid in the wedding. The couple resides in New York, Ny.
Manuel Delgado (Col ’01 L/M) married Olivia Kelley on Sept. 17, 2011, at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. The wedding party included Benjamin Rowland (Col ’02), Eugene Elliott (Col ’02), David Schwarz (Com ’02), Charles Moore (Arch ’04 L/M) and Tiffany Delgado (Col ’09 L/M). The couple resides in Falls Church, Va.
MariaJosé Delgado (Col ’01) is an associate at Shemtob Law. Ms. Delgado will represent clients in myriad family law matters, including divorce, custody and alimony.
Carrie Melvin Domnitch (Col ’01) and Aaron Domnitch (Engr ’03) welcomed a daughter, Cameron Dale, born on Nov. 5, 2010. The family resides in Arlington, Va. Cameron is the granddaughter of Walter Melvin (Com ’68) and the niece of Elizabeth Melvin Heise (Col ’94).
Ryan Dunn (Col ’01) and Leigh Rodes Dunn (Col ’02) welcomed their first child, Virginia Leigh, on Nov. 22, 2010. The family resides in Goochland, Va.
Sayward Edwards Duggan (Col ’01 A/M) and her husband, Andrew Duggan, announce the birth of their son, John “Jack” Edwards, born on Dec. 3, 2009, at MCV/VCU Hospitals in Richmond, Va. Dr. Sayward Duggan is a second year resident at VCU School of Dentistry. She is pursuing a master’s of science in dentistry degree and a certificate in periodontics after completing a two year general practice residency at U.Va. Health System. The family resides in Richmond.
Nicole Fitzwater (Com ’01 L/M) has been named director of development for the Graduate School at Virginia Tech. She is the major-gift officer for the graduate school’s fundraising efforts, responsible for developing a comprehensive strategic plan to outline goals and strategies to accomplish the school’s fundraising goals. Ms. Fitzwater formerly served as director of development and graduate alumni engagement at the University of Virginia.
Ross Goldstein (Com ’01) and Catherine Hess Goldstein (Engr ’01) welcomed a son, Oscar Zero Goldstein on March 19, 2012.
Dabney Edwards Graney (Col ’01 L/M) and Patrick C. Graney IV (Col ’00, GSBA ’07 L/M) welcomed a son, Charles Chapman, on Nov. 11, 2011.
Sarah Greenawalt (Arch ’01) and Stuart Naranch were married on Sept. 12, 2009. The couple resides in Washington, D.C.
Erin LaRose Hamilton (Col ’01 L/M) and Victor Hamilton welcomed a daughter, Alexis Rose, on Nov. 16, 2008. The family resides in Fairfield, Conn.
Paul Harris (Educ ’01, ’03 L/M) and Taylor Sharp Harris (Col ’05) welcomed a daughter, Eliot Mae, on Dec. 1, 2010. The family resides in Northern Virginia.
Jodie Slater Hastings (Col ’01 L/M) has formed a law firm, Strong Slater & Johnson.
Andrea Carson Johnson (Col ’01) and her husband, Jeremy Johnson, welcomed their second child, Jack Alexander, on July 5, 2011. Jack joins a big sister, Leah Grace. The family resides in Carrollton, Va.
Michelle Kessler (Col ’01, Educ ’12) and her husband, Darren Ralston (Educ ’07) welcomed their second child, Peter McLean, on Dec. 19, 2010. Pete joins his brother, Walter Hunt, 2.
Mark LaCour (Col ’01 L/M) is a certified public accountant practicing in New Orleans. In 2012-13, he will serve the second year of his current two-year term as a member at large of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, a nonprofit, professional association of Louisiana CPAs working in public practice, industry, government and education.
Catherine LaVoy (Col ’01) of Syracuse University received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study archeology in Brazil.
Ryann McKinley Laden (Educ ’01) and Kevin Laden welcomed a son, Sam Michael, on July 21, 2011. He joins a sister, Ruby Colleen, 3. The family resides in Arlington, Va.
Michelle Lee (Col ’01) and Mark Weinhold (Col ’02) welcomed their first child, Andrew Hansoo, on August 2, 2010. The family resides in Alexandria, Va.
Eric Michael Mackiewicz (Col ’01) and his wife, Megan, welcomed their first child, Caroline Astrid, on June 18, 2011. The family resides in Arlington, Va.
Laura Tomasulo Magid (Col ’01) and Daniel Magid (Com ’01) welcomed their second child, Benjamin Miller, on March 7, 2010. Ben joins his sister, Sydney Rose, 3. The family resides in Durham, N.C., where Mr. Magid is a portfolio manager with Silverback Asset Management.
Jason Scott Maras (Com ’01 L/M) and his wife, Maria, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Eleanor Jane, on Oct. 5, 2010. The family resides in Chicago.
Joshua Nathan Martin (Col ’01 L/M) and Annamarie Slikker married Nov. 13, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark. Benjamin Dana Martin (Col ’05), John Ege (Col ’01 L/M), Peter Egge (Com ’01), Brendan McNulty (Col ’01 L/M), Lee Robinson “Rob” Forker III (Col ’01, GSBA ’08 L/M) and Amanda Worcester (Law ’08) were in the wedding party. The couple will reside in Arlington, Va.
Matthew William Marzetti (Col ’01) and Maren Riehm Marzetti (Col ’01 L/M) welcomed their first child, Alexandra Leighton, on May 7, 2011. The couple lives near Richmond, Va., where Mr. Marzetti has joined the law firm of Troutman Sanders.
Thomas J. McKee Jr. (Col ’01 L/M) and Alison Cunnane McKee (Col ’02 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Charlotte Grace, on Nov. 21, 2011. Charlotte joins a brother, Tommy, 3. The McKee family resides in Fairfax, Va.
Elizabeth Kaufman McNamara (Col ’01, Med ’07 L/M) and her husband, Robert, welcomed their first daughter, Elizabeth Brynn “Belle,” on May 25, 2012. Belle is the first granddaughter of Linda S. Ellett (Med Tech ’69) and John P. Kaufman (Med ’70, Res ’74).
Anne Cornelison Murphy (Col ’01 L/M) and Conor Murphy (Col ’00, GSBA ’08 L/M) welcomed their first child, Ava Cadbury, on Feb. 3, 2012. The family resides in Dallas, where Mr. Murphy works in mergers and acquisitions for AT&T and Ms. Murphy is a fundraiser for a local private school.
Leslie Fitzgerald McMurray (Col ’01, L/M) and Geoff McMurray welcomed their daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, on Sept. 26, 2010. The family resides in Washington, D.C., where Ms. Murray is an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance and Dr. McMurray is a resident in endodontics at the National Naval Medical Center. Charlotte is the niece of Ashley Fitzgerald Hall (Nurs ’99).
Sheela Swaminatha Myers (Col ’01 L/M) and Stephen Michael Myers (Col ’01) welcomed their first child, Emily Allison, on Aug. 11, 2011. The family resides in Fairfax, Va.
Matthew Newsom (Col ’01 L/M) and Kathryn Kreisa Newsom (Educ ’02 L/M) welcomed twin girls, Taylor Charlotte and Claire Mae, on June 19, 2011. The family resides in Smithfield, Va.
Marc Olsen (Com ’01 L/M), Emily O’ Malley Olsen, Ben Hallen (Engr ’00 L/M), and Katie Underwood Hallen (Col ’03 L/M), shared an adventure to Peru and Machu Picchu in September 2010.
Amanda Lucado Owens (Nurs ’01 L/M) & Gregory Ryan Owens (Col ’01 L/M) announce the birth of their son, Peyton Bass, on March 27, 2010. Peyton was welcomed home by his brother, Parker, 3. The family lives in Annapolis, Md.
Anne Castle Personett (Educ ’01 L/M) and her husband, Benjamin, welcomed a son, William Anderson, born Feb. 9, 2011. William joins a brother, Barrett, 2, with whom he shares a birthday. The family resides in Atlanta.
Cachet Bird Prescott (Col ’01 L/M) and her husband, Will, welcomed their second child, Saren Avery. Saren was born on March 8, 2011 and joins a sister, Sarai, 3. The family lives on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Hannah Graham Pressman (Col ’01 L/M) and her husband, David, welcomed their second son, Yaniv Shmuel Pressman, on Oct. 25, 2011. Yaniv joins a brother, Idan Ezra, 2. The family resides in Seattle.
Jim Reedy (Col ’01) and Michaela Morris were married June 19, 2010, in Brooklyn, N.Y. They now live in Chicago with a very lazy English bulldog.
Lori Dodson Richardson (Col ’01 L/M) and her husband, Tyler Brant Richardson, welcomed a daughter, Jacquelyn “Frances,” on Oct. 18, 2011, in Greensboro, N.C. She joins a brother, Brant.
Kathryn “Katy” Morrison Sneade (Col ’01, Law ’04 L/M) and her husband, Brad, welcomed a son, Dylan Michael, on February 11, 2012. Dylan joins big sister Cayley, 3.
Bert Steindorff (Col ’01, Law ’04 L/M) and his wife, Amy, welcomed their daughter, Margaret Darby, on June 26, 2010. The family resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
Karen Nabholz Stemerman (Col ’01 L/M) and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed their second child, Ella Kathryn, on Aug. 27, 2011. Ella joins a brother, Michael Vincent, 3. The family resides in Avondale, Pa.
Melissa Tebbs (Col ’01 L/M) married Michael Nicholas Bitalvo on July 23, 2011. The couple resides in New York City.
David Scott Thompson (Com ’01 L/M) and Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Col ’03 L/M) welcomed their first child, Virginia Gail, on Feb. 18, 2012. The family resides in Atlanta.
James T. Tsai (Engr ’01) joined the insurance and financial services team at B&D Consulting, where he works as a specialist from the Washington, D.C., office.
Jennifer Reynolds Turner (Col ’01 L/M) and Matthew Turner welcomed their first child, Jillian Renée, on Jan. 7, 2011. The family resides in Patrick Springs, Va.
Molly Brock White (Col ’01 L/M) and Patrick White welcomed their first child, Ezekiel “Zeke” Thomas, on May 11, 2010. The family resides in Charleston, W.Va. Ms. White currently practices real estate law at the firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, in Charleston.
Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.
The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.
Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.