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College in Vermont for an MFA in cre- ative nonfiction writing. Joshua Singer ran the NYC Marathon


last November and broke his time goal of under four hours. More recently, he fin- ished his sixth year of teaching high school math and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s in school administration. Kathryn Wink enjoys her new position


as special-ed science teacher at the Bridge Academy in Lawrenceville, NJ. She con- tinues work toward her master’s in educa- tion at Georgian Court University. She and James Sean Gilligan were married in June. Michelle Bernstein Simkin, Yael Katz, and Emma Staatz were in the wed- ding party. Krystle Quinn Dalton, Re - becca Balder, Daniel Pratt, Kate Brad - ley, Elizabeth Campbell ’06, Christian Dunne ’06, and Derek Oberman were also in attendance. Max Poppel and Dan Rose launched a


new business, The Crash Pad: An Uncom - mon Hostel, in Chattanooga, TN. An af - fordable boutique hotel catering to out- door enthusiasts, it was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting in June. See crash- padchattanooga.com. Ben Duchac is a staff nurse on an acute medical unit at New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and a crew chief for the Park Slope Volunteer Ambu - lance Corps. Also a freelance photogra- pher (benduchac.com), he had a shot fea- tured in the July GQ magazine. Craig Hyland has served on the associ-


ate board of Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBT community center, since 2008. In June he was elected board chair and sub- sequently joined the center’s general board of directors. Craig also joined a beach volleyball league with Dan Moran ’07 and Ryan Hannon ’07. Janet Simone Parks lives in Middle - town, CT, with husband Brian, daughter Orion, 2, and the family dachshund. Janet teaches ballet and music education for dancers at New Haven Ballet and co- teaches the Bradley method of natural childbirth with Brian. In April she was accredited as a La Leche League leader, and she is excited to be attending births as a Bradley doula. Steve Yaeger married Caitlyn Slovacek


’06 on September 18, 2010, in Lake Placid, NY. Michael Rivers and Lucas Murray ’03 were groomsmen, Katherine Largo ’06 was maid of honor, and Matt Rivers was an usher. In attendance were Fran Murray, Dana Martin, Tracy Murrin- von Ebers, Matt Waldenberg, Mike God - lewski, Max Ruby, Brian Har rison ’04,


Rebecca Blum, Allison Condo ’06, Dawn Penniston Murray ’03, Chris Bergen, Rachael Beard, Craig Noto ’03, Elizabeth Ticcioni Noto ’02, Ryan Cleary, Johanna Gabunas Cleary, Craig Hyland, Ryan Hannon ’07, Mike Glick - stein ’03, JP Corry, Mark Ritorto, Hanna Chapple Ritorto ’06, Julianna Koch ’06, Caitlin Shepherd ’06, Kerry Steere ’06, and Skidmore baseball coach Ron Plourde. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


Falmouth, MA. Patrick Casey, Eben Mil - ler, and Jeremy Richmond were grooms- men. Cari Dugan, Katherine Halleran, Katherine Hurd, Rachel Miller Gordon, Andrew Geraghty, Jennifer Ireland, Wil - liam Trainor ’05, Anna Cerio ’08, Terry McKee Vonder Heydt ’73, and Diane Quirk Renton ’69 also attended. The couple lives in Somerville, MA. Leigh is a strategic-development project manager at Partners Healthcare in Boston. Brendan is a CPA in transaction advisory services for Ernst & Young. Amy Padula married Brian Dobbins ’04


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on September 4, 2010, in Danvers, MA. They met at Skidmore during Amy’s fresh- man and Brian’s junior year. Erika Entin - ger, Elisabeth Pierce, Hillary Gold farb,


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Brendan Murray and Leigh Sto - key were married July 10, 2010, in


and Derek Green were in the wedding party. Also in attendance were Eleanor Halgren ’04 and Chris Brown. Gayle Mahoney, UWW, was named director of education at Arts Unbound, a nonprofit that provides instruction, exhibition opportunities, and vocational training in the arts for people with dis- abilities (artsunbound.org). Edith Packard has been living in the paradise of Oahu, HI, while teaching at the Honolulu Waldorf School. She recently finished a master’s in education from An - tioch University. Ashly Higgins graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing last spring. While there, she served as a birth companion for women in Balti - more’s refugee community. Her work was featured on a local radio show and in USA Today. Ashly hopes the press will high- light “the unique career opportunities in nursing.” ALEXANDRA RAVENER 43 VALENTINE AVENUE GLEN COVE, NY 11542 A.RAVENER@GMAIL.COM


signed from the Har - vard Alumni As socia - tion to become devel- opment officer for the Jimmy Fund walk team. The Jimmy Fund is the fundraising arm of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the walk is one of six flagship events it organizes each year. “I am thrilled,” says Louisa, “to make a formal transition into fundraising and continue my work with dedicated volunteer communities.” She chairs young alumni and undergradu- ate outreach on Skidmore’s alumni board of directors. Casey Keeler served as an assistant to


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the producer of the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, this past spring. She continues to sing with the National Phil - harmonic and the National Lutheran Home in Maryland. MEREDITH FREED 6 PARKVIEW ROAD HAMDEN, CT 06514-2920 FREED.MEREDITH@GMAIL.COM


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After completing a two-year com- mitment with Teach for America in New Orleans plus spending a year teaching in China, Dewey Klurfield is pursuing a master’s in international relations and security from Georgetown University’s


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