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Daniela Kelley Sicuranza


Sarah Osborn


Travis Jones

Carolyn Murray Spencer

In September, Michael Malin lost his courageous battle against brain cancer. “The Magic of Mike” was created to celebrate his memory and help his wife, Catherine Kohler Malin, and their two young children. Please consider joining several former classmates at the first annual dinner and auction Sept. 13. Purchase tickets and make donations at

Clifton Williams ’02 earned a master’s degree at GMU, where he was an adjunct Spanish instructor. He retired and was expecting the arrival of his second great-grandchild. As a UMW visiting professor in October, son Emilio imparted his knowledge to creative writing and drama classes and presented on the worldwide fight against AIDS.


Jessica Brandes


Sarah B. Smith

Sameer Vaswani


Allyson V. Lee

Erin Connelly married Jeff Cockayne at UMW’s Jepson Alumni Executive Center in October. Kate DomitzBridget Kavanaugh, and Elissa Milanowski were bridesmaids; Tim Ryan was groomsman; and many other alumni attended. It was fun seeing old friends and celebrating in Fredericksburg.


Shana A. Muhammad

Carl Frank Puleo

Deanna Myers-King and husband Benjamin of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley welcomed first child Catherine Marie in April 2013.

Caitlyn Eck turned 30 in March.

Colin Jones returned from Tripoli, Libya, and is a full-time grad student at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Honor Bowman earned an MFA in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

Lauren Romestan Gallucci and husband Ray welcomed baby boy Roman in Pittsburgh in September.

Shana Muhammad of Washington, D.C., started an event planning business serving the D.C. Metro region.


Brian Dempsey married Nora Davis in fall on a mountain in Maine near Nora’s hometown. Bridesmaids were Caroline Swicegood and Chelsea Mahoney Gates. Party animals were Mike DeMetro, Andrew Goodwin and Tessie Duncan, Evan Henry and Jessica Paquette, Pavel Leykin, Adam Turner and Alissa Bourbonnaiss, and Dan Wueste and Beka Kruse Wueste. The newlyweds extend sincere appreciation to Timothy Waltonen, UMW adjunct instructor of English, linguistics, and communication, who paired them up for the final project of Global Issues in Literature freshman year!


Josh and Emily Frank Poulin welcomed first child Natalie Jeannette in November. Alyssa Lee traveled to Cambodia and Vietnam, meeting her mother’s side of the family for the first time. She planned summer trips to Seattle and Portland and, possibly, a December trip to Iceland.


Elizabeth Jennings

Alexandra Meier

Brent Colin Turner, a third-year medical student at Richmond’s MCV, is on the board of directors of the international nonprofit Medical Students for Choice.

Sarah Restaino McLaughlin and husband Jon were expecting their first child, a girl. Chrissie Woolsey Lincoln and Cary Lincoln ’08 were expecting their first child, a boy, in June. Meredith MacDowell Leffler and husband Andrew welcomed daughter Ellie this winter.

Stephanie Kulakowski got engaged to Keith Page in March. Lizzie Robey earned a master’s degree in special education at the College of William and Mary in 2012 and is engaged to marry Jason Kostyk in June. Rebecca Blackwell married Brad Kuller in March in San Diego.