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Class Notes - 1990s


Class Correspondent: Zena

Sean Hanley B.A. announces that “Half-Share,” an indie sitcom pilot he created about a Fire Island share house, had its television premiere on the Here! TV network in June. He lives in New York City with his fiancé, Mario Brassard.


Class Correspondent: Laura Mundt


Ruthe Farmer B.A. is director of strategic initiatives for the National Center for Women & Information Technology, where she works on gender and technology issues. In April, she presented her initiative to launch Aspirations in Computing for International Girls in ICT (Information Communications Technology) Day before the European Parliament. Farmer served as the 2012 chair of Computer Science Education week.


Class Correspondents: Erik Thorin and Marcye Mokler


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014

Aleya Dao B.A., an energetic practitioner and sound healer, recently released her new “Angelic Healing” CD, available online. The CD is a collection of 10 songs designed to soothe and calm the listener.


Monica Vilhauer B.A. won the Professional Achievement Award at Roanoke College
in April. From 2008 to 2010, Vilhauer presented papers to the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics. She’s also written a book titled Gadamer’s Ethics of Play: Hermeneutics and the Other (Lexington Books, 2010).
In 2011, she gave a keynote address at an international and interdisciplinary conference at the University of Gloucestershire, which was later published as a chapter in Philosophy of Play (Routledge, 2013). She is secretary for the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics.


Aaron Moszer B.S. was named team president of the Delaware 87ers, the D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, in April. He was most recently assistant vice president of sales and marketing for Ripken Baseball. He brings more than 15 years of minor league team and business management experience to the Sevens.

Naomi Pomeroy B.A., chef and owner of Beast, an acclaimed Portland restaurant, traveled to Myanmar in January. Initially, her goal was to identify the country’s 12 top dishes, but she ended up crossing paths with American expatriate Heatherly Bucher, who works to improve the lives of local women by teaching them food preparation skills at a start-up venture called Yangon Bakehouse. Pomeroy ended up volunteering for the organization’s “Dine and Donate” event. “Our apprentices were amazed by her,” commented Bucher in a February 25 Oregonian article. “The concept of being both a chef and business owner is new here, and to see a woman in such a position is encouraging to them.”


Bonnie Crawford B.A. manages the new project management office at Viewpoint Construction Software. She joined the company in 2009 after many years of working on process improvement with General Electric. Her career has taken her on trips between the United States, Canada, and Australia. She lives in Portland with her husband of nearly 15 years, Preston Crawford B.A. ’97, and their four cats. When she’s not traveling for work, she’s traveling for fun.

Kevia Jeffrey-West B.A. has had her jewelry designs featured in the publications InStyle, Lucky, Life & Style, People Espanola, and Real Simple. Actors Katherine Heigl, Amy Brenneman, and Teri Hatcher—as well as musician Norah Jones—have been spotted wearing her jewelry.

Justin Phillips B.A. received tenure at Columbia University this spring and is an associate professor of political science. He is the author of The Power of American Governors (Cambridge University Press, 2012).


Class Correspondents: Nicole Miranda and Mike Skrzynski

Katy Davidson B.A., keyboardist and guitarist for Gossip, recently collaborated with Nora Beck, James W. Rogers Professor of Music, to compose a CD of songs called “Strange Land.”

Ian Rea B.A. works in market research at Fidelity Investments after spending five years as an investment banker in New York. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. See also Births.

Adam Smith B.A., after serving a year as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark, accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He will be teaching computer science and conducting research in the field of bioinformatics.

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