A message from Drew Collins: “My Ph.D. dissertation was accepted by the University of Cambridge this spring and I’ll be receiving a Ph.D. in Christian theology this summer. I’ve just finished my second year as a research scholar at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, teaching undergraduates and divinity students, writing. And getting ready with Mary for twins, who will be joining our daughter Agatha (3) sometime in July 2018.”
Clare (Sully) Rose writes: “In April, my husband, John, and I welcomed our fourth child, and first girl, Helena Lappin Rose. Also, as of last July, we’re very happy to be North Carolina residents. After seven years in Princeton, we moved to Durham for John to take a job at Duke. What a great state.”
From Will Dunn: “A group of us meet regularly in New York for dinner – Willie Evarts, Garrett Drinon, Matt McLane, and Alex Hearne – but a recent outing featured a visiting Mike Shreve and a surprise appearance from Miller Resor, who just happened to be passing the restaurant. There are a few more babies among us, but little else has changed.”
Happy news from Lauren McKenna Surzyn: “William Robert Surzyn joined us on May 16, 2018, at 8 lbs., 1oz. and 20.5 inches tall). Everyone is healthy and smiling. Big brother Christopher was excited to meet ‘his baby.’ Looking forward to introducing you all to him soon.”
Lindsay Deane-Mayer gave birth to Sienna Deane-Mayer on May 14, 2018. She weighed 7.5 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.
Amy Wilkinson Doherty writes: “We welcomed a baby girl, Isabelle Pace Doherty, on May 4, 2018. Our third!”
Congratulations to Hamish Russell, who welcomed his first child in November 2017.
Eleanor (Bowen) Hamilton writes with this happy news: “I married James Hamilton in Austin, Texas, on February 27, 2018.”
A message from Sarah Wu: “My husband, Tim, and I will be moving to the Boston area at the end of June. Though sad to say goodbye to Seattle after four great years (and Seattle Paulies Elizabeth Fison ’03, Lucas Swart, and Chris Allen), we’re excited about our move and looking forward to reconnecting with people in Boston!”
Liz Van de Graaf Janofsky sends in this news: “My husband, Eric, and I welcomed our daughter, Edie, on February 10. Edith Sophie Janofsky was 7 lbs. pounds, 8 oz. and 21 inches long, with lots of dark hair and brown eyes. She is named after her great-grandmother. Every day with her is a new adventure.”
Mark Stevens and Lacee Steenbergen were married on April 26 in Charleston, S.C. Paulies in attendance were Trent Blossom ’06, Emerson Tuttle, Andrew Stevens ’08, Kevin Kaiser ’06, Ryan Blossom, and Evan Seely ’06, who officiated the wedding.
I enjoyed getting back to SPS over Anniversary Weekend and catching up with all the ’08s who were on campus for their 10-year.
Claire Beeuwkes is moving back to Boston after seven years in Washington, D.C., and would love to connect with fellow New England alums.
Andrew Dostie and his girlfriend, Irina Tanase, welcomed their first baby, a daughter, Rose, on May 9, 2018. All are doing well.
Ike Perkins married Kathryn Orfuss in New York City this past winter. In attendance were Kristen Kenney ’07 (maid of honor), Tessa Rapaczynski, and Jon Michaelson ’07.
Eli Mitchell wrote in with the following: “I graduated from my M.B.A. (joint program at Columbia and London Business School) this winter and recently started a job at BCG in Boston. I’m looking forward to being around Boston more to reconnect with SPS friends, so hit me up if you’re there.”
After wrapping up my first year of teaching third grade here in New York City, I’ll be staying around for the summer, continuing my grad school. Holler if you’re ever in the city.
Sarah Clark-Hamel reports she will be starting business school at the University of Chicago later this fall. Joining her at Booth are Paulies Gwen Schoch ’10, Ben Ruffel ’09, and Anthony Lopez. Sarah is excited to be making the move to Chicago after five amazing years in New York City.
Will Stowe, now based in Denver, was recently featured in the Washington Post for his Appalachian Trail (AT) hike in 2015. Will and his partner, Elise, completed the entire AT in 146 days. He’s our form’s expert on major backpacking trips now, so reach out to Will to get some inspiration or advice on your next trip.
Esteban Torres writes with this update: “It was wonderful to be back on campus for the 10-year reunion, to see and reconnect with many of you. With endless gratitude for the School I love so much, I’m happy to share my first novel with fellow Paulies. Please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will find a way to get you a copy of The Folly of Faraway Things.”