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Colorado CollegeBulletin | March 2006


John-Michael Callaghy and Katie Friedman were married July 24 in Boulder, CO. The wedding was attended by best man Phillip Weidner, groomsman Ramon Gabrielloff-Parish, Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, and Jonathan Davis ’01. • Sarah DeWitt expects to complete her master’s degree in science and natural history filmmaking at Montana State University this summer. She works as an associate producer of earth science films for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center. • Katharine Varner and Benjamin Fowle were married June 18, 2005, in Charlevoix, Mich. Alumni in attendance were Scott Cook, Kris Grimnes, Michael Hirsiger, Robert Kennedy, Casey Kerrick, Molly Lane, Jesse Marks, John McCambridge, Anna McGee, Dan Pook, Sam Rubenstein, Tim Schultz ’98, Michael Thomsic, and Ross Whittaker. The couple is headed to Lagos, Nigeria, where Katie will teach at the American School and Ben will work in the consulate as an economic officer. • Paul Kazemersky is working toward his master’s degree in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University. • Corrine Roberge earned her master’s degree in sports management from the University of Denver in 2002 and is now director of business administration for the Lake Elsinore Storm Professional Baseball Club in Calif. • Nolan Zeide is a veterinary student at Purdue University.


5th Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

Abigail Breckenridge is working toward an M.B.A. at the University of Washington. • Christie Congdon and Adam Carr were married Feb. 11 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Alumni in attendance were Margaret Beck, Alicia Farley ’00, Pete Johnston, Dustin Kitson, and Katie Rensberger Schopmeyer ’02. • Gina Curler married David Shurna Jan. 7 in Estes Park, Colo. Attendees included Trey and Jenny Neville Findlay, Andy and Jennie Jarvis Hauschka, Ali Samter ’04, Ben Turner ’00, and Josh Wujek. Gina is working on her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. • Georgia Elrod has been accepted to Hunter College in New York to pursue an M.F.A. in painting. • Willma Witherspoon married James Fields, a U.S. Army drill sergeant, in July 2002. Attendees included Cyndi Marietta Calhoun and Sarah Muench. Willma is a stay-at-home mom to new baby Victoria Kathleen. • Daniel Quinlan is a research assistant in physics at the University of Göttingen, in Germany. • Howie Silleck married Sonya Burgers in September. Alumni who came to Evergreen, Colo., to attend included Jen Aiken, Ewen Callaway, Maggie Davis ’03, Derek Dalton ’04, Brian Edstrom ’03, Scott Feldman ’00, Sabe Graham, Rachel Johnson ’04, Jaime Kopke, Liz Macy ’00, Brian Neff, Monica Nielsen, Karen Sama, and Mitch Slevc. • Hadiya Strasberg is working as a writer and editor for architecture magazines in her hometown, Brooklyn, N.Y. and starting to work toward her master’s degree in urban planning at Hunter College in New York City. • Julia Watson married Stephen Layman ’00 in May 2004 in Seaside, Fla. Alumni in attendance included Jeremy Bowman, Jon Britt ’02, Katie Davis, Alex Feige ’02, Kate Kindleberger, David Prince, Annie Ruegg, and Dallas Rolnick ’02. Julia is working toward her J.D. at the University of Tulsa.


Zaid Bokhari married Sara Ali on May 13 in Denver. Alumni in attendance were Vachon Brackett ’03, Chinesom Ejiasa ’03, Shakib Hassan, Shuaib Hassan, Emily Hoagland ’03, Muliha Khan, Jeremiah Lopez, Menelek Lumumba, Elizabeth Mendoza, Joel Nelson, Amos Ngola, and Leonard Teague ’03. • Mark Cullen plays hockey for the Norfolk Admirals in Norfolk, Va., an American Hockey League team affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks, for whom he was called up for 24 games last season. As a member of the Admirals, Mark won the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt award for sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to hockey. • Nicole Gorsuch Gillin teaches French at the Colorado Springs Christian School. She married Jon Gillin in December 2004, in a ceremony attended by Jenn Grenz ’03, Bethany Lord ’03, and Lauren Santerre ’03. • Karen Henderson is a second-year law student, working toward a master’s degree in environmental law and a J.D. from Vermont Law School. • Caroline Ricks Neuharth (MAT) and her husband, Steve Neuharth, have a daughter, Ava, 2.


Aimee Hull married Anthony Tulou in April in Allenspark, Colo. Alumni in attendance were Anna Bauer, Sarah Koski Harmon, Rebecca Lane ’01, and Pat and Larissa Hinaman Tolley ’04. The Tulous live in McLean, Va. • Matthew Lebsack is a senior lab technician II at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. • Timothy Morgan is a commercial insurance underwriter. • Michael Neil is finishing the class work portion of his Ph.D. in international relations at the University of Denver and says he is “perhaps a little too glad of this.” He hopes to hear from CC “family.” • Justin Nelson works as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin in Colorado Springs. • Kristen Payne married Ron Matteson in January 2005 in Golden, Colo. Alumni in attendance included Katie Allison, Matt and Brittney Reynolds Bixby ’00, Aaron Black ’04, Shane Isaac, Kim Kisabeth, Patricia Klempf, Zina Mercil, Gordon Nitka ’05, Jenny Shaw, and Lauri Thomas ’04. • CC hockey player Tom Preissing, on the road last season with the San Jose Sharks, helped Matt Carle, former DU co-captain, adjust to life in the National Hockey League. • Jennifer Laansma Shamess and her husband, Jeffrey, live in Genk, Belgium, with their children, Miriam and Jacob. • Jacob Siedlik is a police officer in the 40th Precinct, South Bronx, New York City. • Erin Steele is a foundations manager and grant writer for California Trout, an environmental nonprofit in San Francisco. “That means I get to hike and fly-fish for my job!” • Eliana Vagalau is working toward a Ph.D. in French and Italian at Northwestern University in Chicago.


Three CC physics majors and Assistant Professor Kristine Lang have an article in the May issue of Nanotechnology, based on work they did while at CC: Katie Chynoweth, Shon Cook ’05, and Mahlon Wigton. • Dayna Davis is a TV anchor/reporter at an NBC affiliate in northern Wisconsin. • Evan deSieyes is a program associate at the El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs. • Stacy Elmer is an assistant forensic technician for the Shawnee County coroner’s office in Topeka, Kan. She plans to spend the summer in Memphis, Tenn., working as Memphis’s first bicycle messenger, “hopefully establishing a more environmentally friendly means of delivery.” In the fall, she will start working toward her master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Kansas-Lawrence. • Lauren Kulp will start working toward a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Lehigh University this fall. • Michael Landis is a Peace Corps volunteer in the mountain town of Camasca, Honduras, working in municipal development and the fight against extreme hunger.


As Trout Unlimited’s “official blogger,” Luca Adelfio tours the country meeting with grassroots volunteers and participating in trout waters restoration efforts. • Jeremy Carples is a member of Americorps, assigned to the I Have a Dream Foundation in Oregon. • Kate Howe works for Operation Smile; after a stint in Bolivia, she is now in Vietnam. • Devon Little is a preschool teacher. • The Salt Lake Tribune published an article about Ryan Segal’s devotion to ultimate Frisbee®, including the tattoo of his CC team name, Wasabi. Segal has formed an ultimate Frisbee® team at the University of Utah, where he is a grad student.

About the top image: Manoa Koepp 00 married Karen Sillers on July 3, 2005, in a ceremony conducted by Christopher Gordon 00. Enjoying the Sonoma, Calif., sunshine were Chris, Patrick Lyon 00, Brian DeLeuw 00, and Luke Terra 00, pictured left, as well as John Ballweber 93, David Creswell 00, Josh Nardie 00, Ryan and Jamie Gibbs Pleune 00, Peter Reiser 98, Emily Roberts 00, and Mark Sample 00.