Class of 2011

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Congratulations! We officially have our first reunion under our belts, and what a reunion it was! Shayla Mars, our outgoing class president, reports that approximately 400 classmates registered, with 300 in the official attendance count and many more who arrived after check-in closed. The June 17-19 weekend was full of tours, events, receptions and dinners; many of the events were held at the class tent set up next to the new Life Sciences building. Check out the #backtoco11ege tag on social media for updates from your classmates.

Year Five brings a changing of the guard. Your new class officers are headed up by Christine Souffrant (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Brandon Aiono (Shanghai, China), Shelley Han (N.Y.C.) and myself, Hillary Cheng (Irvine, California). Please join us in welcoming the following officers into the fold: Chris Parker, Zach Blatt, Megan Caughey, Stephenie Lee, Tina Alexander, Neil Basu, Jessica Krug, Kelly Hopley, Joe Coleman, Tiffany Tai, Maggie Lin, Lauren Bowman, Maya Granit, Uyi Agho, Alexandra Maceda, Matthew Scott, Nadine Moezinia, Katie Paxton Christ and Susan Matthews.

We are introducing a new mini-reunion board to plan class activities between now and our next reunion in 2021: Chris Martella (Pacific Northwest), Thomas Lane and Alicia Driscoll (SoCal), Manasi Desai and Otega Ogban (Texas), Casey Gardiner and Marcella Vieraitis (Rocky Mountains), Brielle Milano and Danielle O’Bannon (N.Y.C.), Angelo Carino (Boston), Wendy Hado and Shanel Balloo (Washington, D.C.), Georgie Smyser and Molly Scott (Southeast) and Catie Burkhard and Joy Njoroge (Midwest). We’re still looking for a few other officers, so drop us a line at dartmouthclassof2011@gmail.com if this sounds like your gig!

And now for your regularly scheduled (but highly anticipated) programming: classmate updates. Isaiah Berg is happy to announce that Shanel Balloo said yes! Congratulations on your engagement! Shanel is working in D.C. and Isaiah is stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, for the next couple of years. Addie Gorlin, who is a degree candidate in the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company’s M.F.A. program, and Chris Han, a first-year medical student at Brown University, have also just gotten engaged. Happy wedding planning!

Marshall Bartlett made the news in Mississippi’s The Oxford Eagle with a feature on his family’s farm. Marshall, founder and president of Home Place Pastures in Como, Mississippi, writes, “We are a couple weeks away from opening the only U.S.D.A.-inspected meat processing facility for pork, beef and lamb in the state of Mississippi, one of very few in the entire Southeast. We also produce these animals on my family farm, which surrounds the processing facility and has been in my family since 1871. We wholesale to chefs from Memphis to New Orleans and also sell to individuals through farmers markets and an online store. We will have a retail store attached to our processing plant as soon as we are up and running.” Reach out to Marshall if you want to know more about their goals and business model!

Also, fun fact: Marshall’s appearance in this update is particularly timely for this winter issue since you have Marshall to thank for Phi Delt’s DIY hot tub during Winter Carnival 2011.

Hillary S. Cheng, 10930 Gray Place, Tustin CA 92782; (603) 546-8452; hillary.s.cheng@dartmouth.edu

 

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