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  1. William Conner (A.S.'68/En) writes, "I had a wonderful 41-year career with General Electric, retiring in 2009. My wife and I enjoy hiking, trail running, backpacking, kayaking, bicycling, traveling, camping, gardening and various home projects."

    Submitted on Aug 3, 2021
  2. Val Neblett Walker (B.F.A.’82/A) is author of “The Art of Comforting” (Penguin Random House, 2010) and “400 Friends and No One to Call” (Central Recovery Press, 2020) and is a blogger for Psychology Today.

    Submitted on Jul 15, 2021
  3. Aesha Patel (B.S.’20/H&S) started working for PPD in 2021 as an assistant scientist in the Richmond area. 

    Submitted on Jul 9, 2021
  4. W. Mark Lyman (M.S.W.’82/SW) retired in 2019 after 36 years working for Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families as a casework supervisor. 

    Submitted on Jul 7, 2021
  5. Laurette Evans Lyman (M.S.W.’81/SW) retired in 2021 following 25 years as a school social worker for the West Warwick (R.I.) School Department. Prior to this position she worked 10 years for the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families. 

    Submitted on Jul 7, 2021

    The JXN Project, founded by sisters Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon (B.A.’05/H&S; M.S.’08/GPA; Cert.’09/GPA) was featured in a segment of the May 9, 2021, edition of “PBS Newshour.” The project’s overarching goal is to accurately place Richmond, Virginia's Black community in the pantheon of American history through restorative truth-telling and redemptive storytelling. More specifically, it focuses on the history of Richmond’s Jackson Ward, one of the first Black urban neighborhoods in the U.S., known in its heyday as “Black Wall Street” and “Harlem of the South.” Sesha Joi is director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland. Enjoli is the assistant curator of film and special programs at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU and creative director of the Afrikana Independent Film Festival in Richmond.  

    Submitted on Jul 6, 2021
  7. Pamela Sebesky (B.S.’88/N) was elected to the Manassas, Va., school board in 2010, the Manassas City Council in 2017 and as Manassas vice mayor in 2019.


    Submitted on Jun 28, 2021
  8. Lauren Balsamo (B.S.’21/H&S) started a job at Bode Technology Group Inc. in May 2021.

    Submitted on Jun 18, 2021

    Keith Usiskin, M.D. (H.S.’89/M), started a new position in 2021 as an adjunct faculty member at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He writes, “Wishing everyone well in my internal medicine training program.”

    Submitted on Jun 13, 2021
  10. Maria James (M.S.’09/MC) was promoted from junior communications specialist with the Magellan Federal to communications nanager for Magellan Health.

    Submitted on May 26, 2021

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