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With photos from their five-year reunion flooding my Instagram feed, I talked to several ’14s about their time in Hanover while at a wedding I attended just a week after the festivities concluded. Though several cited an initial hesitation to answer the impending “What have you been up to since graduation?” question, each said they fell right back into place in Hanover with a feeling that little had changed. That feeling of home is something I look forward to feeling each time I drive across the Connecticut River to Hanover. As we get closer to June 2020, I eagerly look forward to our own reunion and the class of 2015 falling back into place.
In the meantime, let these updates from our classmates remind you of the love and accomplishments the ’15s brought to campus in fall of 2011 and continue to share with the world.
Aaron Ellis and Autumn Brunelle are still residing in the tropics of Bloomington, Indiana. Aaron is currently writing his dissertation—the last step in his Ph.D. quest, and working as an academic adviser at Indiana University (IU). Yes, his dissertation is still on craft beer. Autumn hopped aboard the IU train and was recently accepted into the dual-degree master’s in public affairs and environmental science graduate program at the O’Neill School for fall 2020. She recently moved from working at a children’s science museum to working at IU in the environmental school. Autumn and Aaron are also expecting…a 1-year-old puppy named Ollie! Ollie has 3.5 paws, has curly, velvet fur, and loves visitors, so if anyone is desperate to visit Indiana, their home (which is dubbed Chateau BrunEllis) is open!
After her eighth year in Hanover, Grace Sollender graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in June. She matched in urology at UCLA and has since moved to Los Angeles, where she will be for the next six years.
Alexa Dixon got married to Alex Welton ’14 in Alexa’s hometown of Islamorada, Florida. They had an amazing celebration on the beach with many close Dartmouth friends in attendance (including bridesmaids Janelle Bullock and Cody Nilsen). The two have been living in Austin, Texas, since graduation and love it!
Julia Kanaam completed her M.Ed. at Harvard, specifically in the arts and education program. She married Devin McManus June 22 in Mystic, Connecticut.
Julia Weber and Shelby Shrier saw Elizabeth Warren at a restaurant in Somerville, Massachusetts, and snuck over to say hello. She offered to take a picture with them and they gladly obliged!
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