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    • 02/01/2018

      Mark Peterson BA ’83 reminds himself every morning how blessed he is to enjoy early retirement, which means lots of time for family, friends, travel to Germany, and volunteering in Seattle. He is very excited about this year’s Alumni Weekend and hopes to see many classmates in June. Peterson is determined to set foot in China, Israel, Kenya, and Japan before January 1, 2020.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Peterson BA ’83 completed a master’s degree in Soviet history at the University of Washington in 1986. That same year, he returned to Moscow, where he met his future wife, Iris, a citizen of East Germany. Their son, Lukas, was born in 1995. From 1989 to 2016, he worked for the U.S. Customs Service. Since 2016, he has been volunteering as chair of Mwanzo Proud Farmers, a nonprofit serving western Kenya.

    • 02/15/2017

      Adrienne Inglis BM ’82 composed two choral pieces that were performed in February 2017 in Austin, Texas, by the Inversion Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing innovative choral works and encouraging the creation of new music. On the Mystery of the Incarnation for chorus and strings is inspired by a setting of a Denise Levertov poem of the same name. In Heaven and on Earth for chorus, flute, and clàrsach (Scottish lever harp) is based on Philippians 2:5–11.

    • 02/07/2019

      Steve Lowry JD ’98, a partner at Harris Lowry Manton LLP in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, has been named to Georgia Super Lawyers’ Top 100 list for the third consecutive year for his work in the Personal Injury General: Plaintiff category. Lowry also earned his eighth Georgia Super Lawyer designation.

    • 01/11/2019

      Steve Lowry JD ’98, a partner at Harris Lowry Manton LLP, is the host of the Great Trials Podcast, which launched on January 1, 2019. The podcast features in-depth interviews with top trial lawyers about their strategies in landmark cases and is designed to appeal to the legal community as well as the general public. New episodes are released every Tuesday. To learn more, visit

    • 12/29/2019

      Melissa Thaw BA ’04 and Alexander Gerodias, August 17, 2019.

    • 11/28/2019

      Maria Morrisson Copolillo BA ’10, who received her MS in education and social change from the University of Miami, works as a design principal for Education Elements. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is active with the New Leaders Council and improv comedy. Copolillo lives with her husband, Chris, and her two cats, Ted and Tina. She reliably brings the coolest board games to get-togethers.

    • 11/27/2019

      Victoria Wodarczyk MAT ’97 completed her doctor of education in organizational leadership in May 2019 from the School of Education at Brandman University in Irvine, California. Her dissertation, “Leading With Trust: A Phenomenological Study of the Strategies Leaders in Certified B Corporations Use to Build Trust With Their Employees,” was published in March 2019.

    • 01/10/2020

      Susan Zimlich BS ’97 received tenure and was promoted to associate professor at Southeastern Louisiana University.

    • 09/26/2019

      Carrie Wynkoop BA ’99 is the owner of Cellar 503, an Oregon wine club. Wine Enthusiast magazine recently included Cellar 503 in its top 10 list of clubs to join.