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Lauren, Joan, Chris, and Paul Hynes in 2011.

Lauren, Joan, Chris, and Paul Hynes in 2011.

Paul Hynes ’80

Married to Joan (Schmitz), Comm ’80, with two kids – Chris (20) and Lauren (18). Chris is attending Johns Hopkins. Lauren will attend Boston University. Live in San Diego CA. Founder, President & CEO of the wealth management firm HearthStone | Private Wealth Management. Celebrated 32nd anniversary of wedding to Joan in October 2013.

 

 

 

 

Joey McGinley ’00

Joey and his wife Brenda just celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary and back in March of this year welcomed their baby daughter Brooklyn into the world. Currently living in Chicago, IL we are planning a move back east to the DC area in March 2014.

 

Michael S. Miller ’74

A new book, The Road Back, a Journey of Grace and Grit, was recently released on Amazon.com. It’s written by Michael Vitez, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and chronicles a devastating injury suffered by our son, Matt, while biking on the Blue Ridge Parkway when he was a third-year student at UVA. Matt survived a head-on crash with an automobile. Miraculously, he was discharged from the UVA medical center 25 days later, and was back in school by the beginning of the second semester. Five months after the accident, Matt competed in the Charlottesville half-marathon, setting a personal best of 1 hour, 27 minutes. And by that summer, he was competing again in triathlons. Matt graduated on time in May 2010, began medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2010, and competed in the Cozumel Ironman in November 2010. He is now completing his second year of medical school at Penn Medicine. There are many lesso ns in our son’s story, but above all there is a message of hope and inspiration, and the importance of believing in oneself and never giving up, never giving in. Again, the book is entitled The Road Back, a Journey of Grace and Grit. You’ll find that Matt’s story prominently features UVA and in particular the UVA hospital and all the incredible doctors, nurses and other medical personnel who helped him survive and recover.

 

Mark Vagnetti ’97

I am currently in my senior year of the US Army Endodontic Residency Program in Ft. Bragg, NC. My wife Heather and I recently had our first child, Reid Alexander, on Oct. 1, 2008. I have been globe-trotting since joining the Army after Dental School in 2003 and am looking forward to my next duty assignment next July.

 

Lowe Bibby ’82

I’m in my 25th year with Campus Crusade for Christ. I live near Raleigh NC and work with international students at NC State U. I’ve been married 20 years and have 2 teenagers.

 

Trey Powers ’01

Student Associate in the Biotech Practice group of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, and Fox PLLC in Washington, DC.

 

Chris Ferenc ’05

Associate in the Biotech/Chemical group of the law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. located in Washington, DC.

Jim Mackay ’83http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/sigmapi/files/gravity_forms/1-14cb4484535bcb4f6d5c5ccc0d8bdff4/2015/08/Meet-the-team-day.JPG

In my 20th year as the director of the city history museum in Alexandria, VA . . . almost 30 with city government, altogether. My son Andrew is starting his 3rd year at UVa, and playing football (photo from Meet the Team Day 8/16/15), while his sister is a junior in high school and hopes to end up in C’ville as well. All the best to Beta Pi and the active brothers.