Mickey Krupa was remembered in an article written in March 2011 by Katie Kerwin McCrimmon ’87 for HealthPolicy Solutions.org. Katie had gone to the Denver Hospice Care Center to learn about end-of-life decisions, and met Mickey there. He had a cancerous tumor in his spinal column and was receiving care for severe pain. “I expected to meet older people,” Katie wrote. “I didn’t expect to meet Krupa. We spent a short time together and he changed my perspective. Krupa spoke candidly about his views on the politics of dying, and shared his fears that his boys were just the wrong age to cope with losing their dad — too old not to be devastated, and too young to have the maturity that might make such a loss easier to understand.” Mickey died on Feb. 17, 2011.


20th Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!


Charry Morris was featured in a newspaper article in Vail, Colo. Charry teaches yoga in Vail, where she serves as director of yoga at the Cascade Club. She played soccer at Colorado College, and moved to Japan to play professionally from 1992 to 1997. She has taught at several yoga studios in the Vail Valley, and also works as a part time ski instructor and coaches the girls’ soccer team at Vail Mountain School. She met her husband, Mike, an English teacher at Vail Mountain School, when she was coaching soccer for the Vail Valley Soccer Club in 1999. They have two children, a daughter, Beckett, and a son, Maddox.


15th Cluster Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!

Dan Long, a partner in Mad Greens Inspired Eats, a Denver-based salad chain that has grown to 10 locations, was named one of the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 winners. Dan gave up a career as a trader on Wall Street in the late 1990s and enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. • Alexander Salazar is working to transform an area of San Diego into an arts district. Alexander owns Alexander Salazar Fine Art. He has received encouragement from San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a city grant to improve his gallery space at the corner of Seventh Street and Broadway, and was featured on a TV show that profiled his vision. Born in Houston, Alexander received his master’s degree from Boston College and another master’s in art history and theory from Harvard. His specialty was the representation of the Virgin Mary in Russian iconic art.


15th Cluster Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!


Rebecca Carson was appointed chief of staff of the office of citizenship by President Barack Obama in July 2009. She is charged with leading federal efforts to proactively foster immigrant integration, encourage citizenship, and promote instruction and training on citizenship rights and responsibilities. Before taking this post, she managed several national and statewide campaigns, and worked for U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and the Democratic National Committee.