Matthew Carroll (Engr ’08) received the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association’s Emerging Leadership Award for his contributions to the association’s Lexington-Concord, Massachusetts, chapter. As director of the chapter’s events and scholarships, he modified the chapter’s procedures for function sponsorship, coordination and execution. Mr. Carroll also received the association’s Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award in 2013.
Adam Duggins (Darden ’08) is managing partner of New Page Capital, a private equity firm based in Greensboro, North Carolina, that he established with Rick Ramsey (Com ’01, Darden ’07 L/M). Previously, Mr. Duggins worked as vice president of operations at Care Services and as a manager in Bain & Co.’s private equity group.
Christina Woods Froehlich (Col ’08, Educ ’08) and Andrew Froehlich (Engr ’09) welcomed a daughter, Anna Catherine, on March 5, 2016. The family lives in West Orange, New Jersey, where Mr. Froehlich works for Audible.com and Ms. Froehlich is a middle school science teacher.
Ryan Halferty (Engr ’08 L/M) and Alisa Barrett (Col ’09) were married Oct. 17, 2015, in Gordonsville, Virginia. The couple lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Lucas Conley Hopkins (Engr ’08) and Sara Elizabeth Bryan Hutter (Com ’08, ’09 L/M) were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, on June 6, 2015. The couple lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Ms. Hopkins is an audit manager with KPMG and Mr. Hopkins is a process engineer with Olympic Products.
Vanessa Trahan Hurst (Engr ’08) and her husband, Nathan Hurst (Engr ’07), welcomed a son, Thomas Maverick, on April 15, 2016. The family lives in New York City, where Ms. Hurst works for Etsy and Mr. Hurst works for Teachers Pay Teachers. Ms. Hurst also recently joined the Board of Directors for Girl Develop It, a nonprofit she founded in 2010.
Rei Magosaki (Grad ’08) has published Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production (Fordham University Press, 2016). This book is the first sustained exploration into the history of cross-cultural collaborations between Asian-American writers and their non-Asian-American editors and publishers.
Mona Anita K. Olsen (Com ’08) has been promoted to academic director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Ms. Olsen, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship, previously served as the center’s associate director. Before joining the faculty, she was a U.S. Fulbright Grantee to Norway, and earlier was the assistant director of the Mason Small Business Development Center at George Mason University.
Lelia Otmani (Col ’08) has published The Protection of the Environment and Access to Patented Technologies: Interpreting the TRIPS Agreement in light of the human right to health, an academic book that examines the connection between human health and the environment.
Laura Pall (Col ’08) has received an M.B.A. degree from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.
Rebekah R. Shapiro (Law ’08) is an associate attorney in the insurance coverage group in the San Francisco office of Selman Breitman. She is also a contributing editor to the Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide Civil Procedure Before Trial (Claims and Defenses), authored by Justice Rebecca A. Wiseman (Law ’01) and Sara Church Reese. Ms. Shapiro has been appointed to the board of reference of Alma Heights Christian Schools, and this year she will complete a three-year term as a vestry member of St. Joseph Parish in San Mateo, California. She and her husband, Alexander Gorelik, live in Redwood City, California.
Carolyn Sherry (Col ’08) received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in June 2015.
Lillian Virginia Smith (Col ’08) graduated from Brooklyn Law School with a J.D. degree in May 2016. In recognition of her academic achievements, she received the Faculty Prize, the Judge Leonard P. Moore Memorial Prize and the Robert A. Morse Memorial Prize, in addition to the Brooklyn Law Review Prize. She will clerk with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Smith is the daughter of Raynell V. Smith (Grad ’72 L/M).