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Brendan Bush has finally recovered from the 2004 elections, and after a couple of tries at finding something as exciting as the Kerry campaign, he has landed at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Washington, DC, working on the Wake-Up Wal-Mart campaign, which can be best described as “anti-Wal-Mart.”
After three years teaching at a boarding school in Massachusetts, John Keyes returned home to Houston, where he took the GRE and the LSAT. Although leaning toward practicing law, he is considering a dual degree that includes a master’s in public policy.
Since moving back to Vermont from Italy in 2003, Mary Sprayregen has directed the government affairs division for a local business organization representing the Lake Champlain region of Vermont. Mary is happy to report that she and her partner, Brandon, have just purchased a home in Burlington and live with their new kitten Navona. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Pecka received an MBA in marketing from the University of New Haven in May 2004 and began working for MBI Inc. in Norwalk, CT, as a marketing assistant in January. His work with the Sons of Pericles, an international organization for young Greek men, has yielded great results with new members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ohio. This year, the Sons raised over $10,000 for a cancer research fund at the University of Arizona. Rick was elected Supreme Secretary at this year’s national convention in July. Rick, who recently moved to Milford, welcomes hearing from classmates at email@example.com.
Matthew Cohen ’01 and Sarah Meshberg-Cohen were married in Tarrytown, NY, on July 10, 2004. Among the bridesmaids were Eve Fabiaschi and Anne Detwiler. Matt and Sarah moved from Chatham, NJ, to Richmond, VA, last year. Sarah is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Matt loves his job as a high-school math teacher.
Heather Martin married Brian Fojt on June 25. Suzy Burke was among the wedding party. Other Skidmore alums in attendance were Erin Phelps DuPont, Andrea Glasier, Wes Goldstone, Jill Champi, Stephanie Tatoian, Heidi Black, Kara Pirillo, Ashley Decker, Chris Dunn, Megan Everett ’03, Christopher Butsch, and Sarah McEachron ’01. Her e-mail has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian is an ensign in the US Navy.
Shana Melnysyn returned to the US after completing a position in Mozambique and traveling through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. She worked as a nanny this summer and moved to Chicago in September to begin a one-year master’s program in Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Chicago.
Kristin Rougeau married Lawrence Stroebel on April 16. Liz Umbro ’03 and Melissa Osborne ’03 were bridesmaids. Also in attendance were Chris Clarke, Meghan Schaeffer, Michael Delprete, Jon Peck ’03, Kevin DeSimone ’03, and Michael Coleman ’01. The newlyweds live in Lake George, NY, where Kirstin teaches dance and Pilates at the Glens Falls Ballet and Dance Center and Adirondack Community College.
Brooke Butler received a master’s in teaching from Tufts in May 2004. She teaches ceramics/sculpture and art exploration at Walpole (MA) High School and happily lives with Charlotte, her pet rat, in Foxboro. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Margaux Matter graduated from Cornell Law School in May.
Kate O’Rourke Storm has moved to Boulder, CO, with husband Erik after they decided they needed an adventure out west. Kate will be working at Boulder County Public Health in the communicable disease and emergency preparedness division, running its HIV testing and syringe exchange program. She caught up with Kevin Shenoy ’00, Andy Moeller, Dan Vogelzang, and Pat Rafferty for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and had a blast.