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Courtney Hall Harjung

Thanks to all who sent news. Please continue – or start – to do so. Some of us keep in touch through email and Facebook, but this magazine’s format is a wonderful way to stay connected with Mary Washington and one another. I hope to see many more updates in the future!

My husband and I spent a week on St. Simons Island, Ga., an annual ritual tied to Tom’s work conference at the King and Prince resort. We saw the famous Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. Tom and I stay active with the Atlanta Outdoor Club and lead hikes and camping trips all over the southeast. I’m serving my second term as social director on our homeowners association board. I welcome new people to the neighborhood, organize fun events like caroling and a supper club, and edit our community newsletter. Tom and I celebrated our 14th anniversary in October in St. Lucia, our fourth trip there. We spent a week each at Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Gros Islet and Sandals Regency La Toc in Castries and scuba dived. We were contemplating staying put for Thanksgiving and Christmas and finishing our home renovations, but the road always seems to call to us. I’ll keep you posted.

Matt Downs has been program manager for SAP America for eight years and plans to travel a couple months before taking a position in the natural gas industry. Marc Rolfe, based in Shanghai, also works for SAP. John Hannan is a sales director for Novartis in Apex, N.C. Stewart Langley of Lynchburg, Va., manages his real estate holdings.

Kate Stanford McCown, husband John, Mary Ella, 10, Jack, 9, and Ashlyn, 2, settled back into life in Marietta, Ga. John is a senior director of tax strategy for Home Depot. Kate was team mom for Jack’s football team and toted Mary Ella to gymnastics this fall. They vacationed in Hilton Head, S.C., and planned to visit southern Georgia and Virginia for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Christine Harrison Grant and longtime fiancé Thomas Casey planned to marry in a small December ceremony in Atlantic Beach, N.C. Christine is director of major gifts for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. Tom is an electronics tech/engineer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. They adopted three 6-month-old kittens.