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Jonathan Micancin is a visiting assistant professor of biology at the College of William and Mary. He studies the behav- ioral ecology and conservation of cricket frogs. Jonathan and wife Christine were married in fall 2009. They enjoy whitewa- ter kayaking, playing with their Cane Corso (Italian mastiff), and weekends on the family farm. Kelly Watson Moss and husband Greg -


ory welcomed daughter Penelope on April 1. Sadly, her identical twin, Camilla, did not survive. They have enjoyed watching Penelope grow and fill their house in East Kingston, NH, with her giggles; the family especially likes to walk in the conservation land behind their home. They have been able to enjoy many small gatherings with Skidmore friends and their families, includ- ing Kim Sweet, Jessica Balch, and Alana Madden Russell, who also has a little girl. Penelope loves Ellie Dunbar (born two days prior) and wishes her parents, Ken Dunbar and Amy Steele Dunbar ’99, lived closer so they could play more often. Laura Burnes, Aaron Pikcilingis, and daughter Eloise moved to Belmont, MA, where they share a multifamily house with Aaron’s cousin and her family. Aaron works for the Online Advocate, a Web- based resource and referral tool that helps individuals and families connect to servic- es they need. Eloise continues her work on being adorable, talkative, and a bit of a mountain goat. Laura has started a new venture, LB Custom Projects, in renova- tion consultation, project management, and interior design for the residential housing market.


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low welcomed daughter Lily on April 6. They can’t wait to take a trip up to Sara - toga to show her Skidmore! ESTHER GOLDSCHLAGER 100 JOHN STREET, APT. 1910 NEW YORK, NY 10038 ESTHER.GOLDSCHLAGER@GMAIL.COM


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Melissa Arentshorst Dreis - bach and husband Erik welcomed daughter Na - talie on March 4, 2010; she joins Jackson, 2. JANINE GELLER JONES 7 GEORGE STREET STONEHAM, MA 02180 JRGELLER@HOTMAIL.COM


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of Reform (reformyourbody.com), a Pilates studio in Saratoga Springs. After graduat- ing, the dance and art major worked in a local graphic design firm. But a passion for Pilates, sparked by classes she had taken at Skidmore, persistently called to her. She quit her job, obtained certification as a Romana’s level-5 instructor in classical Pilates, and launched her own business. Four years later she has a thriving clientele and a spacious new studio. Meghan also teaches Pilates in Skidmore’s dance depart- ment, and she plans to participate in the Dancer Advantage Program, a consortium offering Pilates instruction to dancers nationwide at discounted rates. KATE NEDELMAN HERBST 35 HOLLINGSWORTH AVE BRAINTREE, MA 02184 781-843-5140 KATEHERBST@GMAIL.COM


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Di-Anne Charles-Christopher, UWW, is admissions officer and registrar at the An - tigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology in St. John’s, Antigua. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 NORTH BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


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Meghan Schaefer Del Prete is the owner


Melody Bodette Hescock is a news pro- ducer for Vermont Public Radio. She and husband Alyth live in Vergennes, VT, with daughter Lila, 1. Torrey Levin-Russell is pursuing a doc- torate in physics at Boston College. He has been living in Connecticut and working as a mentor for people with autism in the New Haven area. Virginia Berry and Steven Phillips (of Newfoundland) live in Salem, MA, where Virginia, at the city’s request, opened a retail and studio space in Salem’s Artists Row Marketplace. The grand opening of her YazBerry Fashion store, which sells handmade purses, clothing, and jewelry, was on Memorial Day weekend. Jon Nardozzi, married to Camila Ler - tora-Nardozzi, completed a PhD in bio- chemistry at SUNY Upstate Medical Uni - versity in August. The couple is preparing for life in a new city where Jon can start a postdoctoral position and Camila can com- plete her PhD, either in Latin American studies or international education. Lindsay Dell married Brian Gregg in


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Cape Neddick, ME, on June 26. Celebrating with her were Kristen Grenon and Ariel


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Scott. The couple lives in Portsmouth, NH, where they enjoy running into fellow Skid - dies from time to time. In May Colleen Barber completed a master’s degree in rehabilitation counsel- ing at UMass-Boston. She works at the VA Medi cal Center in Boston, as a vocational rehab specialist for the Translational Re - search Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders, helping veterans with disabilities transition to the civilian work- force.


Alex Wolff moved to Boulder, CO, where he teaches high school English at Maple - ton Expeditionary School of the Arts. Lauren Doherty Roberts and husband Jason welcomed son Dane on July 12. Joanna Grossman earned a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Emory University. She and fiancé Jeremy Newton live in Atlanta, GA. Jonathan Vallejo is partnership manager with iMentor Interactive, a youth mentor- ing nonprofit. He coordinates partnerships with other mentoring groups nation- and worldwide. He plans to apply to CUNY- Baruch, Florida International, and Central Florida University to begin a master’s in public administration this fall. Jennifer Guay completed her second bachelor’s degree, in French, at the Univer - sity of Vermont, and started an MEd there. She will be departing for France this sum- mer as part of a nine-month teaching pro- gram. She hopes to obtain a position in a Vermont high school upon her return. In the meantime, you can find her serving at the Vermont Pub and Brewery. Dave Heal graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in May. He moved to Boulder, CO, where he is a research fel- low at Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Last June Jonathan Parker had a paint- ing exhibition at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. His work can be seen at www.jonathanparker.com. Ann Van Acker, MALS, enjoys life in Saratoga Springs and attends the great events at Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center. As district manager for Sepracor Pharma - ceu ticals, she covers upstate New York and western New England. She would love to hear from any MALS students from her previous seminars.


Elizabeth Heonis, UWW, describes her- self as “a very happy graduate.” As senior director of performance effectiveness for Travelers Insurance, she uses her degree in organizational behavior to provide coach- ing and employee development support to leaders in the company’s business centers.


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