Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Fall 2017 - 62
amount. I'll see you at Reunion & Homecoming!
Please continue to send us your professional and
personal updates. To stay connected with the Class
of 2012, like our Facebook page, RPI Class of 2012,
and follow us on Twitter, @rpiclass2012. -Rob
Sobkowich '12; email@example.com
5th Reunion: September 2018 2017 has been
a big year for the Class of 2013. We've got job
updates, engagements, marriages, graduations.
Change is happening; if you prefer consistency, I
still like cake.
First up: Last August, Suman Patnaik started in a
digital marketing management role at IBM in New
York. As the 2016 calendar expired, your alumni
class treasurer Will Schmitt crossed the country east to west to begin as a software engineer at
Google's Mountain View campus. Our field hockey
teammates are making moves, too. Katie Shea
joined Microsoft as a software developer in Seattle.
Tori Elliott accepted a promotion to senior product
designer with ThriveHive in Boston, and in April,
Carlie Newcomb joined Geno as a quality engineer after nearly four years at Integra LifeSciences.
times this winter as she rounded the residency
interview circuit. Rosemarie has graduated from
SUNY Upstate and begins her pediatric residency
at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC this
Cheers to all on these celebrations! Personally,
each day merits recognizing accomplishments-
big and small-and I'd love to hear more from you.
-Stephen Nock '13; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, Class of 2014! Hope you all had a fun summer and are having a great 2017. Here are some
updates from our classmates over the past months:
First, let's give a shout-out to Claudine Phaire
on winning the Community Innovation and
Leadership award from the Connecticut Technology Council's 13th Annual Women of Innovation
After engagement comes marriage. If your memory
is strong, you remember Lauren Brumbaugh's
engagement from a past update. As of June, she's
a Mrs.! Ready for the next sip? Another toast to
fellow soccer teammate Melissa Pinsonneault,
who married Brian Schenck this summer, and to
Katie Daniels, who married Grant Foulsham '12
in September of 2016 surrounded by friends, family,
and several RPI classmates.
And we end this episode of cake and champagne
with our classmates who have continued studying.
Four years post-undergrad means graduation from
medical school and the start of residency. After an
April wedding (encore toast!) to Derek Fiedler,
Erin Murphy began her residency at Chicago's
Loyola University in the Department of Neurology.
I caught up with Rosemarie Mastropolo three
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Congratulations are in order for an RPI '15
couple! Matt Klawonn proposed to Meghan
Helm in October 2016 at the top of Roger's
Rock on Lake George.
Got some exciting news in your life? Celebrating a milestone at your job, recently engaged/
married, crossed off an item on your bucket
list? We'd love to hear about it! Please send me
a Facebook message, a letter, or an email and
we'll include your announcement in the next
set of class notes. -Sarah Spellane '15, sarah
Happy anniversary to the Class of 2016! I am sure
this past year has been filled with many wonderful memories and times of change. Whether it be
moving across the country for a new job, finding
that special someone, or getting through your first
year in graduate school, I hope success has found
each and every one of you across all corners of the
While the ladies and Will were running around, so
was I. After months of training, I met up with our
track and cross-country runners-Paul Malek,
Jarrett Kunze, and Rob LaMarre '15-and
chased them along the Boston Marathon course in
April. Pat Condon was there to cheer for us on an
unforgivingly warm spring day.
Now is the appropriate time to pour your glass
of bubbly-that is, if you don't always pop a cork
when you open Rensselaer. This past fall, the aforementioned Mr. Malek proposed to Veronique
(Ronnie) Parker...and to think that I remember
the first time they met as neighbors in RAHPs. On
Jan. 2, Chris Almodovar proposed to Katie Manz
during a hike in the Franklin Mountains State
Park in El Paso, Texas. On April 17, Steph Polak
said "yes" to David Hey's proposal, and they continued to enjoy their Italian getaway. And, I saw
a picture of a cake celebrating the engagement of
Anisha Smith to Harrison Blue. OK, now you can
take a sip. Just one.
Lastly, we want to wish a happy engagement to
two 2014 graduates, Chris Thomas and Colleen
Healey. Chris currently works at Lockheed Martin
as a manufacturing engineer and Colleen is a new
product development quality engineer for Johnson
& Johnson. We wish them both the very best!
-Thomas Thayer '14; email@example.com
Kevin Lyman '15 (left), chief operating
officer and lead scientist at Enlitic, gave
the winning pitch to capture the top prize
at the first CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin in
May. Lyman gave a demonstration of
Enlitic's medical deep learning diagnostics platforms in front of competition judge and Apple co-founder Steve
Wozniak to take home the one-millioneuros prize.
In particular, congratulations to Sarah Straub,
who was recently recognized by ASM International for her work as a leading materials engineer
at ExxonMobil Chemical. Her work fulfills her
with the positive influence she can have on the
safety and reliability on her worksite. Also, her
work allows her to work with passionate and smart
people who are inspiring her every day.
Austin Tussing has a lot to smile about as the
Times Union announced in November that he
would be joining the North America Supply Chain
department of the SI Group as a supply chain associate. He is responsible for sales and operations
planning. Best of luck, Austin!
To everyone, best of luck on your future endeavors:
"What we think, we become."-Buddha. -Maggie
Murphy '16; firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards. Claudine has done great work encouraging young people to enter careers in engineering
and aviation. Great job, Claudine; congratulations!
Next, congratulations to Joseph Karpie on being
awarded the Department of Energy Grad Student Research Award from William and Mary's
Department of Physics. Joseph is one of 53 graduate students across the U.S. to receive the DOE
award. He studies theoretical and computational
aspects of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at
the DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator
Facility in Newport News. Cheers Joseph!
Hello and welcome, Class of 2017! My name is
Conrad Mossl and I'm happy to be serving as your
class secretary as well as your class correspondent.
If you have updates you'd like the class to know,
please send them to me at email@example.com.
In addition, if you would like to keep updated with
the latest and greatest, join the Class of 2017 Slack!
Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject line "Class of 2017 Slack Invite" with the
email you'd like to use, along with your first and
last name, and we'll take care of things from there.
Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon! -
Conrad Mossl; email@example.com.