Brooke Collier wrote in with some major life updates! On July 8, 2013, she married Sean Peppard (Yale ’95) in a small ceremony with his son, Connor. They had a large celebration September 7 in Cleveland overlooking Lake Erie. Tigers in attendance (l-r) were Mike Phillips ’96, Emily (Brown) Phillips, Kate O’Connell Scavello, Sandhya Gupta ’98, Kevin Zeppernick ’00, Lindsey Leininger, Karen Welt Steeves, Kenna (Hooper) Zeppernick, Sean, Brooke, Dana (Deaton) Verner, Mary Elisabeth Plowden, Darya (Kovalchuk) Mastronardi, Kris Mastronardi, and Gabrielle (Collier) Price ’04. Then on February 22, 2014, Brooke and Sean welcomed Shane Richard Peppard to the mix of his big brother, two chocolate labs, and a cat. Fortunately, Heather Gordon Schloss ‘90 brought over Tiger gear for Shane before he could don any blue bulldog attire. The family lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Brooke teaches middle school humanities at Hawken School, and Sean is a partner in the corporate law department of Ulmer & Berne, LLP.
In case you missed the April feature article on FiveThirtyEight.com, our own Dan Feyer won his sixth consecutive title in the 38th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament this March. Dan beat out 566 human competitors as well as a computer, Dr. Fill. When he’s not busy solving ten crossword puzzles a day for tournament practice, Dan works as a pianist and music director in San Francisco.
Those stumbling by the tenth reunion area this coming weekend may think that they have fallen into a portal that led six years into the past.
Fear not. It is still 2015. The class of 2005 just decided that the Tentucky Derby theme was so awesome that it was worth repeating. Mint juleps all around!
Class of 2000 Reunions logo, “Game of 00s”
Coming back to campus for your 16th Reunion? This year, Princeton Reunions is May 28–31, and we will be affiliated with the Class of 2000’s 15th Reunion: Game of ’00s (it’s a Game of Thrones theme, apparently).
Registration is free for satellite (non-major) classes this year. You can register yourself, a guest (only one adult guest allowed), and any related tiger cubs at Baker Rink when you arrive on campus. No pre-registration necessary.
For full details, please visit the University’s Satellite Reunion and Guest Information page.
We hope to host our annual P-rade reception, complete with Hoagie Haven goodness, again this year. Gary Pai will be emailing you with more information and an order link as we get closer to Reunions. We could use some able bodied volunteers to help lug hoagies from the Haven to our P-rade spot so please email Gary if you are willing to help (email@example.com).
If you haven’t already taken our class activities survey and have a spare moment, we would love your input. Thanks to the 100+ classmates who have already participated.
Abigail Cromwell checks in from Seattle with news of her recent wedding. She and Karl David Jablonowski tied the knot on August 16, 2014 at Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont, MA. Omar Mallick was an honored guest at the wedding. Abigail practices immigration law and criminal defense via her own firm, while Karl is getting his PhD in Biomedical Informatics and works as an analyst at Harborview Medical Center. Abigail was recently featured in NWLawyer for her work with refugees in Tanzania.
In other news of lawyers in love, Vanessa Morales reports that she and PJ Murphy (SUNY Albany ’98, Albany Law School ’03) were engaged on March 7, 2015, in snowy Central Park. The happy couple lives in Queens. PJ, a former college hoops player, is preparing for his role as an “S99” by rooting for the Princeton basketball team and sporting an orange Tigers cap on weekends. Welcome to the family, PJ!
Tim Killgoar’s fashion sense has changed a bit since college. He ran the runDisney half-marathon to fundraise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His top donor was allowed to choose his outfit and opted for Tinker Bell! Here’s a photo of Tim in his tutu and fairy wings. Tim’s wife, Christina, daughter Kelsey (6), and son Ryan (3) were there to cheer him on.
The recent Bay Area Princeton Global Networking Night featured our own Josh Brankman as a panelist. Josh discussed his career path since Princeton and his work as executive director of Outward Bound. Michelle Moon also attended the event.
Our 16th reunion is just over a month away! Remember, there’s never an off year.
The next time you see Eric Jeschke, you’ll have to address him as “Your Honor.” Eric was just appointed an administrative patent judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office. He (along with the other 225 or so judges) handles appeals from rejections on patent applications and oversees trials assessing whether certain granted patents should have been granted. Most importantly, the new job gives him much more time to spend with his daughter, Evelyn, who is about to turn 1. He was in private practice before the appointment and was so busy that he hardly had time to see her. He tells me that Evelyn’s birth was why he missed our 15th. He plans to make the 20th! I told him that, in the meantime, he should plan on making it to our 16th. I’ll be there, will you?
Kassie Helm and her family visited Boston over the holidays, and Dan Hatfield and I had the good fortune to spend some time with her. Kassie is keeping quite busy as a lawyer and as mother of twin boys, Jamison and Thatcher, who just turned 2. She works in intellectual-property law in New York at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Kassie is a doctor times two, with a PhD in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins as well as a law degree from Fordham.
In addition to being Jamison’s godfather, Dan is also a newly minted doctor! He earned his doctorate this December from the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts U. Dan’s research focused on childhood fitness and obesity. He was the subject of an April 2011 article in The Boston Globe, “Running from Obesity,” which detailed his work in founding a fitness program for at-risk adolescents in East Boston. Dan himself often can be found running far from obesity, competing in multiple marathons and half-marathons each year.
Thatcher, Kassie, Dan, and Jamison are pictured here.
One of the great perks of being class secretary is reconnecting with old friends. In that vein, Pete Nemerovski checked in from sunny Florida to fill me in on life since graduation. Pete has been a professor of legal writing at the U. of Miami School of Law since 2010. Before his current position, he worked in private practice in LA and Miami. He married Elizabeth, a dietician and Michigan graduate, in 2007. Elizabeth and Pete have two kids, Sarah (5) and Zachary (2), who keep the family busy and entertained.
Be like Pete! Reconnect and send me news.
Reunions 2015 (our sweet sixteenth) is fast approaching. In the meantime, follow @ptonreunions on Twitter and princetonalumni on Facebook.