Leslie Beck Hughan
Greetings, classmates. Apparently we updated each other quite a bit during reunion and the last issue of the magazine, because there were few updates submitted for this round. While the number of updates this time may be few, the updates continue to share great news about professional achievements, moves, and babies. Alen Alexanderian welcomed a second child, Katharina Nairi Alexanderian, this September. In the 2015 fall semester, he also started as a tenure track assistant professor in the department of mathematics at the North Carolina State University. If you would like to read more about the work he is doing, please visit his webpage at http://www4.ncsu.edu/~aalexan3/. Danielle Giannandrea is expecting a baby in February 2015! Sarah (Robinson) Rathbun’s family grew to total five when Lauren Rose Rathbun, formally known as “Short Cupcake,” was born on July 25 at 7:25 am. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Sarah and family think Lauren is pretty darn perfect. Heather Smock along with her husband and children, moved from Walkersville, Md., into a new home in Woodsboro, Md. On Oct. 10, Patricia Stevenson celebrated her tenth anniversary with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, where she has advanced to the position of senior production editor. Congratulations, Alen, Danielle, Sarah, Heather, and Patricia! I hope the rest of our class is doing well. And I hope we’ll have even more news to share come the next issue.