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Hello, ’14s! I hope everyone is well and enjoying the spring. In my last column, I asked you to send in news along with what you hope Dartmouth will look like in another 250 years in honor of 2019, Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary. I got some great responses, so here we go!
Nancy Seem started as an account strategist for Google New York after previously working at a digital marketing agency. In another 250 years at Dartmouth, she hopes that every freshman still learns the “Salty Dog Rag” for freshman trips. “After all, it is a Dartmouth classic.” Nancy and Andrew Shanahan also recently got engaged; we’re sending them best wishes!
Patrick Yukman and Anna Bladey completed their respective master’s degrees in computer science and data analytics from the University of Chicago in December. Earlier in 2018 Anna won a free weekend at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge through the Dartmouth College Fund raffle, so she and Patrick trudged out into the woods with fellow ’14s (and former roommates) Nate Utterback and Jake Nevola for a phenomenal weekend hiking up and down Mount Moosilauke together. What Patrick hopes Dartmouth will look like in another 250 years: “I hope Dartmouth is able to still provide that one-of-a-kind sense of a community in the wilderness—while offering the best interplanetary study-abroad programs available, of course.”
Frank Wang reports, “I spent four years working in N.Y.C., Washington, D.C., and Shanghai after college. Recently I quit my job and am now doing my M.B.A. at London Business School. I am looking to switch into media and entertainment investment later, and I hope to start my own music studio in the next few years. In 250 years I hope Dartmouth still has some of its old buildings because I really loved Baker Library. I also hope it continues to educate all the fun and interesting people and stay the coolest college in the world!”
Ben Morse and Molly (Pugh) Morse made a cross-country move this past summer from Boston to Santa Barbara, California, where Ben is working in marketing for Deckers Outdoor footwear company. After earning her master’s in marine science, Molly is conducting research on bluefin tuna fisheries in the area. They look forward to returning to Hanover for the five-year reunion this coming spring! In another 250 years Ben hopes that Dartmouth can be a world-class academic institution that is still deeply rooted in the outdoors and equips students to face the pressing challenges of the world.
A couple of other notes as well in this column. Shane O’Neal recently moved to Washington, D.C., for a position with the National Park Foundation and is looking forward to exploring the museums and all D.C. has to offer.
Katherine Dwyer writes in, “Sam Winters and I have been living in Seattle for the last couple of years with our dog Juno. Sam works for Facebook on a team that stops ad fraud, and I am earning my clinical doctorate in nursing to become a nurse midwife. I also work as a nurse in a reproductive health clinic. We got engaged last December on a trip to Bend, Oregon, and are getting married this summer in the White Mountains. We met as freshman floormates and can’t wait to celebrate with many of the lifelong friends we made at Dartmouth!”
Next column is the last before we head back to Dartmouth for our fifth reunion, so what about returning to Hanover are you looking forward to the most? I am excited to feature your responses in the next issue of the magazine. Until then!
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