Kate Caldwell ’01 and
Jose Luis Riera ’99
| ’01 | Kevin Becker
reports that he currently resides in Orlando, Fla., where he is a teacher
at Mars Music Learning Center. He teaches beginning piano, voice, theory
and percussion to students ranging in age from 6 to 32 years old. Kevin
has been keeping busy outside of work as well. He premiered a collaborative
performance art musical, “Hidden Mandala,” at Rollins College
in April and at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in May. Kevin
wrote the score for the musical, which explores the infinite questions
and nature of the human subconscious. The script of “Hidden Mandala”
was written by Anna DeMers. The score Kevin wrote was composed for a
small ensemble of marimba, vibraphone, flute and auxiliary percussion,
which included typewriter, rainstick, windchimes and bell chime. This
ensemble helped create the atmosphere of the subconscious. The show
received good reviews from the “Orlando Sentinel” and the
“Orlando Weekly.” Kevin says “working in close collaboration
with Ms. DeMers has strengthened my love for the marriage of music and
words. Currently, I have started composing other new collaborative works
ranging from multimedia pieces to an operetta based on a short story.”
Kate Caldwell and Jose Luis Riera ’99
were married on March 8, 2002 at the Knowlton Mansion in Philadelphia.
Many Muhlenberg students and alums were in attendance including: Chris
’99 and Rachel Notte ’99, Jeff Bauerlein
’99, Chris Roberti ’02, Dennis Slade ’99
and Joe Couchara ’99. Kate and Jose went to Williamsburg,
Va., for their honeymoon.
Carin Geisz is scheduled to graduate in December 2002
from Rutgers University with a master’s degree in library and
information science. Carin then plans to travel to Mali in western Africa
for missionary work.
Stephanie (Thorpe) Holbus was married to Ben Holbus
on May 25, 2002, in Vestal, N.Y. Stephanie is finishing her master’s
of science in education in social studies and expects to graduate in
December 2002. Ben is training to be a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S.
Navy at Pensacola, Fla. Alumni in attendance at the wedding included:
Jessie Pepper, Jo Buckley, Johanna Dunkel, Mark Millan, Debbie
Brown and Allison Curd.
Ryan Hutchins is an algebra and Spanish teacher and
head wrestling coach at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn.
Marianne Koiva is currently employed at Corporate Translations
Incorporated, a pharmaceutical translation company located in Mansfield,
Conn. As an assistant project manager in the editorial department, Marianne
edits pharmaceutical and legal journals. She lives in Tolland, Conn.
Ainsley Lamberton was recently hired as assistant director
of development for LifePath, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving
people with developmental disabilities. She will work out of LifePath’s
Bethlehem, Pa., office. Prior to taking this position, Ainsley was employed
with Susan Williams & Associates, a public relations firm in Allentown,
Pa. She lives in Easton, Pa.
Hilary Odom is a graduate associate at Hill College
House at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is working toward
her M.S. Ed. in Secondary English Education. Hilary lives in Philadelphia.
| ’02 | Joy Chen
reports that she is currently enrolled as a medical student at Jefferson
Medical College. She lives in Philadelphia.
Daniel D. Gill is embarking on an adventure. He sends
the following news: “I was hired to come aboard Eckerd Youth Alternatives
exactly one week after graduation. My stay in Exeter, R.I., will last
about two years, where I will live in the woods, without electricity,
in a cabin I helped to build. With Eckerd, I will serve as a wilderness
youth counselor and will be supervising the recovery efforts of emotionally
troubled adolescent males. All of this comes after a month-long training
program (called Catatogas) in North Carolina.”
Kelly Anne Robertson has exciting professional news.
She writes: “For the 2002-03 school year, I will be teaching first
grade in my hometown elementary school. Hope that all is well at MC and
I send my best to all!” Kelly lives in Eldred, N.Y.
Elias Saratovsky is currently living in Arlington, Va.,
and is the political affairs assistant at the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee in Washington, D.C.
Stephanie (Thorpe) Holbus ’01 and husband Ben Holbus