Benjamin Mitchell graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2008 with a Ph.D. in government with concentration in political theory and American politics. His dissertation was on the problem of empire in the political thought of Edmund Burke. He continues to write about politics and is currently working on a manuscript for a wide audience. His focus is on making basic arguments for returning to constitutional government as the enduring standard for American politics.
Andrea Huston Hewitt moved to Boston last year and recently started a new position doing community outreach for a local hospice company.
Jonathan Werve runs the field operations for Global Integrity, a non-profit policy watchdog organization. He is married to Kate Eyler-Walker ’01; they live in Chicago where she is a senior strategist for Saatchi and Saatchi, designing environmental sustainability and employee engagement programs for Wal-Mart.
Hillary Allyn graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in May 2008. She passed the California bar exam in July 2008, and was sworn in as an attorney in December 2008.Quana Rochelle Bexell has been hired as a lower-grade teacher at the Yew Chung Education Foundation in Shanghai, China (www.ycis-sh.com). She and her husband, Jon, live in China during the academic year and return to New York for the summers.
After two years of study in Grenada, British West Indies, and two years of clinical rotations in the Brooklyn area, Kyle Marshall earned his M.D. from St. George’s University, at Lincoln Center in New York City, on June 12, 2009. He begins a yearlong internship at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, followed by a three-year residency in anesthesia, at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, N.Y.
Teran Martin worked as an intern at Apple in the summer of 2008, and will return to the company’s AppleCare operations department after graduation from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Peter “Pedro” Skrbek completed his M.B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in June 2008.
5th Reunion October 9-11, 2009
Michael Beckel is working at the Center for Responsible Politics in Washington, D.C. The nonpartisan money-in-politics research group operates the Web site OpenSecrets.org, which can be used to track how much money politicians accept from individuals and industries. He previously worked with Project Vote Smart in Montana. He says he misses the Rockies but says, “It is an incredible time to be a campaign finance watchdog.”
Kathryn Dunn and her brother, Andrew ’04, have hosted “Camp Dunn” for the past eight years at their home in Wilton, N.H. The “camp” is visited by a collection of Colorado College graduates from 2002 to 2008. “The goal of Camp Dunn is extending our passion for learning, exploring, and building/strengthening the Colorado College alum community in the hills of New Hampshire,” Kathryn says. Anyone interested in visiting should contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attending the October 2008 wedding of Andrea Huston and Kyle Hewitt in Austin, Tex.: Michael Walsh, Emily Green, Kelley Horeni, Jaime Kucinskas, Greg Piesco-Putnam, Chad Gleason, Ben Reyes, John Wilson, Richmond Holden, Dan Adams, Andrew Giaimo, Mandela Jones, Eliot Weiner, John Mack, Matt Garrow, Eli Baily, Liz Gannon, Cullen Weaver Wold, Brianna McAleer, Haley Cornyn, Claire Smith, Amy Salm Wilson, Spencer Pettine, Kate Sippel and Jedd Hart.
Joe Forrester is planning a fundraiser for the National Parkinson Foundation. He began a solo kayak trip in May, paddling from Montana to New Orleans, traveling the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. His goal is to raise $20,000 for the foundation. To follow his quest, go to http://paddlingforparkinsons.blogspot.com
One-year Reunion October 9-11, 2009
Sam Smith joined 15 other alumni, parents, and friends, including his parents, R.L. and Tucker Smith, for the Grand Canyon Colorado River raft trip last August.
Adam Stone is busy composing. He wrote music and lyrics for Denver’s Buntport Theater production of the original play “Seal. Send. Stamp. Bang.” He worked at the Concord Academy in Boston under award-winning theater director David R. Gammons. In the fall, he will be working with Gammons on “The Salt Girl” at the Boston Playwright’s Theater. He released his second CD, “Winter,” on iTunes in December, following his successful “Wings, Death and the Whale.” (To see more of his work, go to www.iamadamstone.com)