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Victoria (Vicki) Tisch

Stephanie Copelin and husband Mark Abboushi welcomed daughter Dahlia on June 22; she is doing great.

Allison Foster is a VP and account director for Hyphen Health Inc., an Omnicom agency specializing in digital marketing strategy for pharmaceutical companies in Manhattan. She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with husband David and sons Reuben, 4, and Jude, 1.

Holter Graham was elected president of the New York local chapter of AFTR, the actor’s union. He ran his third triathlon in August and is training for the New York Marathon in November. Holter still sees Ian Belton, and he spent time with John Sloan ’95 and Miranda Bailey ’96 in Los Angeles this summer. Holter also reports that Neela Vaswani ’96 is doing well and editing her PhD thesis.

Chris Granger and his wife, Joyce, were married last October in Charleston, SC, where they’d been living for three years. Todd Murphy, Brion After, and Raf Murdocca ’93 were in attendance. Todd and his wife recently welcomed their second baby, Brion, and opened up a running store near Aspen, CO. Raf and his wife just relocated to Asheville, NC. They all stay in touch and try to see one another at least once a year. Chris and Joyce recently moved to Nashville, TN, for Joyce’s three-year training program in pediatric emergency medicine. Chris continues to work for Pratt & Whitney, on the propulsion system for the Joint Strike Fighter, the next-generation military fighter jet.

Marcie Wartel Handler and Michael Handler welcomed baby Evan on March 19. His sister Ellie, 2, “absolutely adores him.” The family enjoyed their summer sailing in the waters around Boston.

Matt Kavet married Sabrina Baloun on June 8 on the island of Lanai, just off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. Groomsmen included Bart Simon, Brett Schneider, and Trevor Shevin. Also present were Katie Killough Kelly and Lissa Bachner ’96.

Katie Killough Kelly recently moved back to Boston, MA, where Tony Reidy and Amy Munichiello are her neighbors. She’s glad to be back in the area and is looking forward to spending more time with Vikki Quinlan Clair, Anne Yedvabny Grieves, Sybil Harcourt Zildjian ’95, Matt Kavet, and Bart Simon. She attended Matt Kavet’s wedding in Hawaii and says, “It was a great week!”

Bones Rodriguez has a book coming out from Simon & Schuster in February 2008, titled Captain Kirk’s Guide to Women, “the first book to launch the hype for the new Star Trek movie.”

Beth Trager Kotran and husband Michael welcomed their first child, Jake, in March. Beth is VP and assistant general counsel for Cadbury Adams USA in Parsippany, NJ. “I’ve become the favorite aunt in the family, since I always have gum and candy for the kids!” Beth keeps in touch with Meg Newman Bitton.

Cindy VanDermark gave birth to her third child, Jake, on January 30. He joins sister Brianna, 7, and brother Kyle, 5.

Kristen Palma and her husband welcomed son Luca last October and says, “We couldn’t be happier!”

Jennifer Merrow Blackburn and her husband welcomed son Griffin in January 2006; he joins brother Baeden. Last August they moved into their first house in South Hadley, MA.

Naomi Odes married Turi Aytur in May 2006 in Lake Placid, NY. Miranda Bailey ’95 and John Sloan ’96 attended.

Seiji Nakamura and wife Ellen welcomed son Colin in June 2006; his brother Riley is 3. The family lives in Weston, CT; Seiji works for GE Capital Markets in Manhattan.

Matthew Goodrich lives in NYC and works for the Rockwell Group. He has worked on exhibition and interior design for Swarovski, Absolut Vodka, and Target. He is currently working on set design for Legally Blonde, which comes to Broadway this spring. He sits right next to Jessica Lotner ’99 at his office and observes, “What a coincidence.”