Dara Abraham graduated from the University of Portland in August 2009 with a bachelor’s of nursing science and began working as a nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Ore. In August 2010, she moved to Washington, D.C., and married Kyle Abraham Oct. 1, 2010, in Maui, Hawaii. She is currently working as a registered nurse at the Washington Hospital Center.
Dan Ceaser has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principal Center Advisory Board.
Meghan Rudd received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara, Calif., in April. Her dissertation was on the Archetypes of Ecopsychologists. Her background is in guiding rites of passage in wilderness settings.
Mark Bremer completed his professional certificate in campus sustainability leadership from the University of Vermont Summer Institute for Global Sustainability. He is launching a Green Campus Initiative at the State University of New York Institute of Technology where he is a full-time faculty lecturer of biology.
Quinn Sawyer ’01 is senior vice president and director of the regulatory affairs and strategy division of Union Bank, headquartered in San Francisco. His division is responsible for all business and technology initiatives for the bank’s compliance, anti-money laundering, fraud prevention, and security programs.
10th Reunion: October 11–14, 2012!
Artists Alexis Roberts Keiner and Suzanne Peck explored water, landscape, home, and the sense of place in their first collaboration, “Ebb and Flow: A Conversation Between Two Artists.” Suzanne often works with video and photos, and this was her first showing of her paintings. Alexis works from life and sketches relying on the subjects to dictate media used.
Doug Vilsack’s Denver-based sustainable energy non-profit, Elephant Energy, is working to deliver solar light bulbs from Denver-based Nokero and other sustainable energy products to the Navajo Nation. Doug formed Elephant Energy three years ago to improve the quality of life in Namibia, where only about 15 percent of the rural population is connected to the electrical grid. As an attorney, Doug was doing some work in the Navajo Nation when he noticed similar conditions there.
Ashley Absmeier-Koppenhafer has been named director of the physical therapy and rehabilitation services department for Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., in Alamosa, Colo. She oversees three clinics in the San Luis Valley.
Meegan McCauley is in Los Angeles, making her producing
and directorial debut on the stage with a production of “The Storytelling Ability of A Boy,” written by Carter W. Lewis. Meegan is casting, producing, marketing, and directing the production.
Michael Fowler was awarded a master of arts degree in classical archaeology from Tufts University in May. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and archaeology at Columbia University
in New York City.
5th Reunion: October 11–14, 2012!
Peter Thompson and A.J. Frye have broken the Colorado record for distance in a glider. In August, the pair took flight in Main Elk Canyon, north of New Castle, Colo., and didn’t touch down again until they reached Aspen Park, 122 aerial miles later. The two, guides for Adventure Paragliding, were in the air five hours and 25 minutes.
Charlie Paddock has been chosen as the Young Ambassador of Team USA for the inaugural 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. The games will take place Jan. 13–22, 2012, in Innsbruck, Austria. Charlie is a native of Fountain, and is a research coordinator for USA Triathlon. Previously, he interned in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s international games division, where he assisted Team USA with many behind-the-scenes logistics at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He also has experience coaching young people, and is an avid volunteer in the Colorado Springs sports community.