Matt Oliver (Col '05, Educ '05 ) and Jennifer C. McCallum (Col ’07 L/M) were married Oct. 12, 2013, in Kiawah Island, S.C. The couple currently resides in Charlottesville.
Mark Meier (Grad '05, Arch '07 ) published a novel, Wisecrack, with Assent Publishing. A conspiracy thriller that adapts the structure of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land,” Wisecrack features a female protagonist who often finds herself alienated and in danger. Meier is donating a portion of the novel’s sales to Safe Harbor in Richmond, Va., and the Shelter for Help in Emergency in Charlottesville, two organizations that help women in need, and to the nonprofit organization Roots of Peace.
Christopher Morrissey (Col '05 ) and his wife, Victoria, welcomed twin daughters Ashley Rose and Kayla Dawn on Aug. 22, 2013. The family resides in Connecticut, where Mr. Morrissey works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jennifer Haaga Berger (Col '05 L/M) and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed their second daughter, Sophie Lanier, on April 25, 2014. The family resides in Memphis, Tenn.
Tomica Burke (Col '05 ) appeared on the April 13, 2014, episode of the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. Her versions of the Cobb salad, enchiladas and layer cake beat out those of her two opponents, and Ms. Burke was named winner of the competition. She is the owner and chef of TomCookery New Comfort Cuisine & Catering based out of Queens, N.Y.
Kathleen Gehring George (Col '05 ) and her husband, Justin, welcomed a daughter, Emma Cunningham, on April 22, 2014. The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Elizabeth Gilbert (Arch '05 L/M) has been awarded the Registered Paraplanner designation from the College of Financial Planning. A new member of the team at Asset Management Group in Stamford, Conn., Ms. Gilbert will be responsible for addressing all aspects of the firm’s clients’ financial planning and administrative needs. She will continue her education toward becoming a Certified Financial Planner.
Lauren E. Pool (Col '05 ) and Eduardo Rodrigues were married on Nov. 17, 2012, in Orange, Va. The couple resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they both teach at the Jakarta International School.
Jinny Parron (Col '05 L/M) graduated from the Assistant Director Training Program on June 30, 2014, and joined the Directors Guild of America. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she works as an assistant director in TV and film.
Hunter Chorey (Col '05 L/M) and Mika Richardson Chorey (Col ’05, Nurs ’08 L/M) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Caroline Elizabeth, on May 24, 2014. Caroline is the granddaughter of Thomas Vincent Chorey Jr. (Engr ’69, Law ’72 L/M). The family resides in Charlottesville.
Andrea Reid (Col '05 L/M) and her husband, Trevor, welcomed a son, Jay Charles, “Chip,” on Nov. 17, 2013.
Faith A. Alejandro (Col '05 L/M) was named to Lawyers of Color’s second annual “Hot List,” which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Ms. Alejandro is an attorney at Sands Anderson in Richmond, Va., where her litigation practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals on issues related to commercial matters, employment law, and lawyer professional liability issues. She is active in the Richmond community and is a member of the Richmond Symphony Chorus.
Ryan M. Yanovich (Col '05 L/M) and Charles Matthew Herbek (Col ’06 L/M) were married on June 14, 2014, in Tarrytown, N.Y. The couple resides in New York City, where Mr. Yanovich is an associate at O’Melveny & Myers and Mr. Herbek is assistant director of annual giving at the Juilliard School.
Allie Marshall Pesch (Col '05 ) and Arthur J. “A.J.” Pesch (Col ’06, Med ’13) welcomed a daughter, Lottie Beatrice, on Aug. 22, 2014. Lottie joins big brother Leo Marshall, 4, and big sister Louisa Ruby, 6. The family resides in Crozet, Va., where Ms. Pesch is a freelance graphic designer and Dr. Pesch is a radiology resident at UVA Hospital.
Ben Walter (Col '05 ) and his wife, Margaret, welcomed a daughter, Eleanor Jane, on Aug. 20, 2014. The family resides in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia.
William John Oetgen (Col '05 L/M) and Laura Nelson Oetgen (Col ’07, Educ ’07, ’19 L/M) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Eleanor McCabe, on April 26, 2014. The family resides in Charlottesville, where Dr. Oetgen is a resident physician at UVA Hospital and Ms. Oetgen is an elementary school teacher.
Stacy Adams (Col ’05 L/M) married David Londrey on Nov. 6, 2010. The couple resides in Madison County, Va.
Matthew Branch (Col ’05 L/M) and Jill Culpepper Branch (Col ’06, Educ ’06 L/M) welcomed another son, Colin Matthew Branch, on May 19, 2012. Colin joins a big brother, Christian James, 3. The family resides in Chesapeake, Va.
Shannon Sturcken Buck (Col ’05) is vice president of original programming publicity for Starz Entertainment. Ms. Buck joins Starz after nearly six years at Ferencomm, a New York-based agency specializing in television publicity.
Katherine Lee Canupp (Col ’05) married Donald Coleman on Nov. 7, 2009, at Fair Winds Farm in Virginia Beach. The couple resides in Virginia Beach, where Mr. Coleman and his twin brother manage their law firm, Coleman & Coleman, PLC.
Barbara T. Conner (Educ ’05) is the director of college counseling at Foxcroft School.
Mariah C. Daniel (Col ’05 L/M) and Aaron M. Scheuer (Col ’05) graduated from Charleston School of Law on May 15, 2011.
Rebekah Edwards O’Dell (Col ’05, Educ ’05) and her husband, Evan, welcomed their first child, Georgia Isabelle, on Sept. 23, 2011. The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Christopher B. Ferenc (Col ’05 L/M) joined the intellectual property group of the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Washington, D.C.
Jace L. Fogle (Engr ’05, ’06) and Jennifer L. Fogle (Engr ’04 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Alexis Lea, on May 19, 2011. The family resides in the San Francisco Bay area.
Andrew Duffield Garrahan (Col ’05 L/M) and Emily Jane Wang (Com ’04, GSBA ’10 L/M) were married on Dec. 19, 2009, in two feet of snow at the U.Va. Chapel. The couple resides in Charlottesville.
Andrew Duffield Garrahan (Col ’05, Law ’13 L/M) and Emily Jane Wang Garrahan (Com ’04, GSBA ’10 L/M) welcomed a son, George Duffield, on Jan. 28, 2012.
Jennifer C.W. Gillyard (Col ’05) had a book, From Dreams through Wrestlings to Fulfillment: Poems of Growth, published by Author House.
Sarah Hartley (Law ’05) joined the law and government relations firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate in its litigation group. Her practice will focus on general commercial litigation.
Margaret Howard (Col ’05 L/M) and Eric Hill were married on May 29, 2010, in Lynchburg, Va. Bridesmaids included Bre diGiammarino (Col ’05), Elizabeth Howard (Nurs ’11), and Julie Hudson (Com ’06). The couple resides in Charlottesville.
Leslie Atchley Kavanaugh (Col ’05 L/M) and her husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Luke Russell, on May 31, 2012. The family resides in Austin, Texas.
Jane S. Kim (Engr ’05 L/M) and Derek Guthrie (Engr ’05, ’07 L/M) were married on May 7, 2011, at the U.Va. Chapel. The reception was held at Alumni Hall. Ashley Holcombe Sangster (Col ’05 L/M) was matron of honor and Christine Lyons Kanagaki (Col ’04, Engr ’07) was a bridesmaid. All six groomsmen attended the University: best man Brian Kanagaki (Engr ’06), Michael Alexandrow (Engr ’05 L/M), Thomas Boudreau (Engr ’05 L/M), James B. Jones Jr. (Engr ’05), Jake Leffler (Engr ’05 L/M) and James Perry (Engr ’05). The couple resides in McLean, Va., where Ms. Kim is a design engineer for Arlington County Government and Mr. Guthrie is a design engineer for Ehlert/Bryan Consulting Structural Engineers.
Jan Mason (Grad ’05) and her husband, Daniel, along with their first child, Djuna Lani, born Aug 22, 2005, welcomed twins, Annabelle and Paul, born Oct. 10, 2009. Ms. Mason teaches drama courses at the college level. The family resides in Kingston, N.Y., where Mr. Mason is studying for a master’s degree in curatorial studies at Bard College. Mr. Mason is son of William Noyes Mason III (Col ’64 L/M) and Rev. Dr. Mary Barr Mason (Nurs ’59 L/M).
Shannon Montague (Col ’05 L/M) is the middle school technology coordinator at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. She received her master’s degree in educational leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University in May 2010.
Chip Prehn (Educ ’05) is headmaster of Trinity School of Midland, Tx.
Mary Rodeghier (Col ’05 L/M) married William Martin on July 10, 2010 in Vinsobres, France. Ms. Rodeghier and Mr. Martin met in 2006 while earning masters degrees in international development studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Sloane Kuney Rosenthal (Col ’05 L/M) and her husband, David, welcomed their first child, Maya Jennifer, on Sept. 23, 2011. The family resides in Falls Church, Va., where Mr. Rosenthal is a software engineer. Ms. Rosenthal is a third-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center, and will serve as law clerk to the Honorable James Emanuel Boasberg on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia after graduation.
R. Brennan Schmidt (Col ’05, Educ ’12) and Sarah Elizabeth Eskew (Col ’09, Grad ’12) were married on July 7, 2012, in Garden VI on the East Lawn. The couple resides in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlottesville.
Daniel Shean (Col ’05, Law ’08) and his wife, Ashley, welcomed their first daughter, May Elizabeth, on April 27, 2011. The family resides in Phoenix.
Michelle M. Smith (Engr ’05, ’08 L/M) and Nathan R. Brakke were married on Oct. 10, 2010, at the U.Va. Chapel; their reception at the Clifton Inn followed. Kathryn Smith (Engr ’10 L/M), sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Catherine Edmunds (Col ’05, Law ’08) and Elizabeth Johnston (Col ’05 L/M) were both bridesmaids. The couple resides in San Diego, where Ms. Brakke is a design manager at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest and Dr. Brakke is an anesthesiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Daniel Smith (Col ’05, Educ ’06 L/M) and Kelly Brady Smith (Col ’05) welcomed their first child, Eloise Wells, on July 17, 2010. The family resides in Philadelphia.
Whitney Spivey (Col ’05 L/M) earned a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri in May 2010. She lives in Columbia, Mo. with her husband, Matt Dreier. They were married in January 2010.
Branch Trent (Engr ’05) and Abigail Pittman (Engr ’05 L/M) were married on June 19, 2010. The couple resides in the San Francisco area.
Clark Walker (Com ’05) was married to Jennifer Sherwood on May 31, 2010 in Charlottesville. After working for two years with Virginia basketball, he is now a varsity basketball coach and head coach for strength & conditioning. Jennifer, a 2008 graduate from Princeton, is working with Madison House.
Lei Zhu (Engr ’05) and Yangyang Yu (Engr ’06) welcomed their first child, Virginia, on Jan. 25, 2010. They named their daughter after their beloved university. The family resides in Orange County, Calif.
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