Class Notes

These are the unedited class notes as submitted by class agents and other alumni. Edited notes appear in the print edition.

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Kelly Caldwell

Joseph Oschrin graduated from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in May.

Emmett Rutkowski has been named head coach for Stetson University men’s soccer.


Hannah Hopkins

Kira Lanewala

Delaware Today has named Brian V. DeMott  among the state’s top lawyers of 2020. He practices labor law for employers and employees with the firm of Baird Mandalas Brockstedt.


Mandi Solomon

Shirin Afsous has been promoted to senior associate with the law firm of Livesay & Myers, working from the Arlington, Virginia, office. In 2019 she was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Virginia and Washington, D.C. She resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.


Amanda Buckner McVicker

Andrew Hogan

Ryan Hayes has become president of the Virginia-based forensic, biometric, and identity intelligence solutions provider SNA International.

Joey LoMonaco, a sports reporter for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, was named outstanding young journalist of the year by the Virginia Press Association. Judges wrote that LoMonaco “recognizes sports journalism’s highest potential by finding the intersection of athletics and society.”


Elizabeth Storey

Peyton Kremer graduated in May from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech.


Maggie Lovitt is managing editor of entertainment for


Elisa Tedesco Hart and Joseph Hart ’15 got married May 16, 2020, despite the pandemic. They started dating in college and had engagement photos made on the UMW campus.


Samantha Litchford


Brittany McBride

Sophia Hamdan earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College and was looking forward to equity and inclusion work at the university level.

Karina Donahoe graduated from the Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology and passed the certification exam from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The pandemic cut Karina’s clinical rotation short by about a month and a half, but she and her classmates were able to graduate on time.


Jasmine Pineda