Fossil Class Notes & Updates
Currently living in Washington, DC and working for Amazon Web Services as a marketing manager supporting our nonprofit customers. Next time you’re in DC, let’s grab a drink!
Laura Lyons ’14
After graduating in 2014 with a degree in Arts Administration under the mentorship of recent FAB honoree and eternal badass George Sampson, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in music at indie label ATO Records, where I currently work in marketing and product management. I get to work with amazingly talented artists, see more shows and festivals than these earbuds can handle, and most importantly hotfoot around the city with fellow fossil and music industry pal Nazuk Kochhar ’14!
Malcolm Jones ’08
Graduated in 2008 from the College with a BA in Computer Science. After graduation, I was based in Washington, DC for a couple years before making the big move up north! Currently based in New York City, working as a senior software engineer in SoHo for Behance,Inc. ( http://www.Behance.com ). Behance was acquired by Adobe end of 2012, so technically, I’m currently working for Adobe! Brother of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. ( SPR 2005 ). Looking forward to catching up with everyone in the VILLE!
-J-Ski the Fifteen Times
Elizabeth Stassinos ’89
Recently in Costa Rica and found this IMP-tag… thought you might like, enjoy! I’m an old triple-Hoo and Queen of 1988-9. I teach anthropology in Mass. nowadays. Cheese was our lord in the day. Thanks for putting all of the alum information together. Hope all is well with you’all and that you are studying hard and being kind! I hope to get to the reunion and see if the Higher Grounds coffee folks are still around!
Elizabeth Stassinos, 1989 BA, 1994 MA,, 1998 Ph.D. Anthropology
Cole Kelly ’96
Since leaving our hallowed Grounds, I’ve switched from leading the controlled train wreck that was the IMP graduating class of 1998, chasing Zoomers, commandeering buses, laughing at and with Hargraves, leading revoluations and sharing the Tuna to becoming a husband, dad, and summer camp director.
Thankfully, I married a woman who appreciates the beauty of our IMPressively IMPerfect way of life. Kate has partnered with me to spread our IMPish ways to our fantastic three boys (Cole3, Jack, and Luke) AND to all of our campers at Camp Weequahic. I miss the IMPs and hope to see everyone at the Centennial!
K-ski the Three Times
CLAS ’96, ED ’98
Yassee Pirooz ’11
I’m working as an 11th-grade physics and biology teacher at a KIPP high school in Denver, Colorado. It would be an understatement to say that teaching is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done, however, it’s really refreshing and invigorating to have real discussions about life challenges with my students (many of whom are just a few years younger than me…ah!) on a daily basis. And, teaching science is pretty cool :). As summer break draws near, I’m excited to close out my first year and in a few short weeks, begin my second year teaching in the mile high city! If any of you are ever looking to visit and need a place to stay, my apartment is always available for you, so come visit!
Samuel R. Marney, Jr. ’55
Retired from Vanderbilt medical faculty 12/31/2008. Now able to travel such as recent trip to Russia.
Davant Latham ’53
Retired after 50 years in Commercial Mortgage Banking.
Howie Bonham ’52
I have recently become a writer/publisher. Thus far, my books include RED CROSS RAINMAKER (Memoir) and THE PALEFACE ON THE CRACKER JACK BOX (Action Novel). I am currently working on a novel, sited in UVA during the 1950s. (Action, Humor). Good luck to all. Howie
Henry Wise ’59
Now retired from clinical practice but working with a company I started in 1984. AKSM is in 30+ states,. We still spend 6 months in Ohio, 6 in Naples, Florida. Lots of U. Va. people in Naples.
Kate Baylor Bartholomay ’03
Kate Baylor Bartholomay, NURS 2003, Queen 02-03. Married Brian Bartholomay on Sept 24, 2011 in Alexandria. We live in Del Ray, Alexandria. Please let us know if you’re in town visiting!
Lauren Elstein ’10
Moving out to San Francisco to work for a microfinance company.
Liz Kelley Boksanski ’97
Got tapped for IMP by the great Mia Ward (’95) while studying in Clemons Library and then joined fellow IMPS at College Inn for some pizza (I remember Tiki and Ronday being there)…..currently living outside Boston with my husband and 2 impish little boys (6 & 4), working in real estate, enjoying life…hoping to visit Charlottesville in 2012!
Meridith Thorpe ’99
Moved back to my hometown of St. Louis, MO. three years ago. Currently working at John Burroughs School as the assistant director of admissions, head field hockey coach, assistant track coach, and physical education teacher. Wow that’s a mouth full! Super nice to be back home spending good quality time with my family and friends. Was just back in the Ville taking a “college visit” with my oldest niece. Fingers and toes crossed that she too will become a Hoo!
Jennifer Husbands ’95
Greetings, Hot Feet new and old! Just a quick note from Chicago. After leaving the grounds and working for a brief spell in my hometown of Philly, I headed west to pursue more education in the form of a Ph.D. in Education Policy at Stanford. My research took me to So Cal, and after four very sunny years working for a network of charter schools in San Diego, I made the big move to the Windy City where I found work in my field and the love of my life, whom I married on 10/10/10. Chicago is my new home (though I still of course root for Philly teams) and every now and then I’m lucky enough to see fellow fossil and Philly native Toni Irving who also lives in the Chi. Hope this note finds everyone well. Look for me on Facebook if you want to get back in touch!
Nancy Lyons Callahan ’82
Our middle child, Emma, will enter The University in the fall, and we are looking forward to our 1982 Class reunion in a few weeks.
Terry Dan ’72
Recently attended the 40th Anniversary of the UVA Baseball 1972 ACC Champs. Honored to throw out the first pitch with two fellow Seniors Mike Judkins and Robbie Marvin before 6000 fans. Great to be back on Campus after such a long time.
Davon Robb ’07
Enjoying life in Chicago while working at Northwestern University.
John Sedor ’74
Currently Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a kidney specialist at the MetroHealth Systme CWRU campus.
Carole Kirkland Ramser ’85
Clinical Educator for Longwood University’s graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program/adjunct professor. Pursuing doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology/Special Education from NOVA Southeastern University. Married 21 years to Scott Ramser, CPA. Two sons, one in college, one hoping to attend UVA. Go Hoos!
Rosalia Brown Arora ’04
UVA Homecoming game 2011 against Georgia Tech. My husband Sal and I, along with my brother David Brown (SEAS ’07) currently at Darden (Class of 2013) and his girlfriend Ellen Guier.
My husband Sal and I live in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Emory with my MBA last year, I started at Bank of America in their marketing strategy group. Sal is a consultant in the Operations Practice at McKinsey & Co. We are celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary this June and are thrilled to be expecting our first child this August (a baby girl!). We are looking forward to UVA football season, the GT/UVA game, and our annual trip to Charlottesville for the Homecoming game where I hope to see many of my fellow IMPs!
Jackie Hoover ’97
I have a new job! Now working as pediatric ophthalmologic genetic counselor at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
William Chichester ’05
William Chichester, III is wrapping up his most successful campus recruiting season to date after hiring 107 college students (and counting) for Capital One’s eleven full-time programs, seven internship programs, and one externship program for freshmen & sophomores. Recently, he was humbled to learn that he single-handedly hired the most college students ever for the firm in a given recruiting cycle. His new hires will be working in various departments including Strategic Planning, Finance, IT, Brand Management, Project Management, Human Resources, Commercial Banking, and Quantitative Analytics (Business Analysis, Operations Analysis, Data Analysis, Statistics). William enjoys recruiting for Capital One and hopes to move up within the bank. Outside of work, William continues to speak to students, parents, and young professionals at various panels, workshops & conferences on topics relating to college planning, career development and or personal finance.
For his commitment to the growth & professional development of young black males, the newly chartered Collegiate 100 Society of Virginia, an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men of America, Inc., inducted William as an honorary member on February 12th, 2012. Over the summer, William plans to cash in on all of his accrued travel miles & hotel stays and take several tropical vacations to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Brazil before he starts the heavy travel season all over again in September. He’s open to suggestions on other travel destinations.
Sam Davies ’11
Met up with Holly Grant (’10) in Rome in April, and with Bowman Dickson (’09) in Oman last fall. IMPs all over the world! Living in Dubai, UAE and missing my fellow feet!
Mary Claire Manley ’11
I graduated in 2011 and was inducted into the IMP society Winter 2009. Following graduation I moved to Los Angeles where I began working at Creative Artists Agency or CAA in the TV Literary Department. Currently I work for the TV Producer Laurie Zaks in developing new shows for abc studios.
Elizabeth Stassinos ’89, PhD Anthropology ’98
Dear IMPish youth,
Hope you are all doing well and looking forward to graduations, summer travel, exploits, readings and legal forms of recharge. I actually do have an update: I am now teaching Anthropology and critical theory in the new Ethnic and Gender Studies Department at my Univesrity, Westfield State University in the Massachusetts State University system. I’m an Associate Professor. This semester I was on NPR’s Morning Edition with Tovia Smith talking about bullying and how this social change movement to stop these behaviors could be as successful as the earlier Drunk Driving MADD and SADD grass-roots campaigns. I spoke to her about current research in bullying including that of “bystander behavior” and “escalation” studies. I was very glad to see Virginia is teaming up with Lady Gaga and others to push for social change in the K-12 areas of bullying prevention. Happy! This is a 100 percent solvable problem, just like drunk driving.
Previously I was in the Criminal Justice Department and also teaching in EGST. Now EGST is a new major and department integrating interdisciplinary approaches to social justice. Also, our college is now a University, which was an update by the state recently to the entire State College system (we are in the same system as Bridgewater, Salem and Worcester State U’s now etc.)
I’m currently on my first sabbatical, doing bullying research and taking art classes at the Springfield, MA Museums which house a huge amount of Dr. Seuss art and lore. I only wish I could be back in Charlottesville for more of this time.
Rock on IMPs, love you, from your former Queen of 1989. -Stass
Scott Headd ’05
Graduated from Darden in May 2012. Expecting first child in October. Going to work for JP Morgan, Private Bank in Washington, DC.
David Sloan ’77
I am preparing for my 35th Reunion from The University and hoping to catch up with some old IMPS!
I have lived in Charlottesville since returning in 1980 and, currently, own a full service real estate company, SLOAN MILBY REAL ESTATE PARTNERS.
I look forward to seeing anyone returning and hope you will email me or call me at 434-962-8829.
Tommy Smith ’97
I took a new position with the Tennis Channel as Director of Ad Sales Operations and will start after Memorial Day.
Mary Stuart Iverson ’04
Loving life in the ATL… Working in real estate, married to a wahoo, we have one child Oliver who is creeping up on 2 years old and one more on the way in September. Heading to reunions weekend in June and hope to see some of you there!
Bo Greenwood ’05
Megan and I will be moving from C’ville to Richmond in July. Although we are sad about leaving the center of the Universe, we are excited to settle down in a great city!
Also, we got a new dog named Brew (that’s right, we basically named our dog Beer).
Would love to host any Actives in Richmond and would also love to meet up with some Fossils in the area.
Bill Spencer ’63
Graduated in ’63 with some other great IMP men. Will be back for all football games and for our 50th Reunion (I will be a co-chair) a year from now. Congrats on getting a fine young lady this year…Annie Thomas…whose father is a good friend of mine. Be IMPressive and keep handing the Z-bras their lunch.
Pat Cronin ’08
I am based in New York, but spending six months of 2012 living in Beijing, China on assignment for work. I still try to find time to unearth a fossil or two and am looking forward to a long overdue trip to Charlottesville and the Virginian in the fall for Homecoming.
Hunter Louis ’98
Living in Charleston, SC working in Emergency Medicine. Married to my rocking awesome wife Megan since October 2010. Creating mischief at every available opportunity. Big shoutout to my class and beloved IMPS in all the lands.
King L-ski the two times
Margaret Grundy ’06
I moved back to Charlottesville in January and am working at the University as the new Development Officer for Student Affairs. It’s great to be back, and Dodger and I would love to see any fossils who find themselves passing through town!
Thomas Hall ’02
Thomas is living in Washington, DC and working as a federal prosecutor specializing in securities fraud matters. He stays in touch with IMPs of all vintages–recently had drinks with former King Jason Bernd (’01) and last summer celebrated the wedding of Queen Kate (Baylor) Bartholomay (’03) with many IMPs, including Tom Kennedy (’01) and Francis Clayton (’02). Thomas and his wife Sarah have a one year old daughter, Julia, who is very impish (and imprudent) in her activities.