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six employees (three full time, three part time).
Our website has more info about us, at www.Pure
Many thanks to Tom Reale, who is stepping down
as class correspondent. If you are interested in writing the class notes, contact Meg Gallien, alumni
news editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send news to: Class Notes, RPI, 1000 Troy Building, Troy, NY 12180; email@example.com
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Send news to: Shannon Hitchcock Schantz '05,
7715 Park Avenue, Lowville, NY 13367; smhitchcock
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Massachusetts-based A.J. Tibbetts and his wife,
Jenna, welcomed their second son, Callan James
(Cal), on July 15. Congratulations to the family!
Send news to: Meghan Kate '06, 11 Nicholas Road, Deerfield, NH 03037; RPI06news@
10th Reunion: Oct. 12-15, 2017 Keith Jones,
an associate at the intellectual property law firm
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, has been
elected to the board of governors of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association.
Send news to: Alex Salinsky '07, 5029 Congress
Ave., Oakland, CA 94601; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Teresa (Amaducci) Munger, a senior manufacturing engineer in the Hot Section Module Center
at Pratt & Whitney, was named a recipient of the
fourth annual 30 Under 30 awards from Manufacturing Engineering magazine and Advanced Manufacturing Media. She was one of 30 young manufacturing professionals from across the country
chosen for their exceptional talent and leadership
in STEM careers. Congrats, Teresa!
Anthony Richardson, assistant professor of management/management information systems, has
become a tenure-track faculty member at Southern
Connecticut State University following a pair of
one-year special appointments. He has previously
served as a project manager for Hartford Healthcare. Congratulations on tenure, Anthony!
Adam Plate completed his emergency medicine
residency with the University of New Mexico SOM
in Albuquerque serving as quality improvement
and clinical operations chief resident. He is board
eligible in emergency medicine with the American Board of Medical Specialties and obtained his
Association of American Medical Colleges Teaching for Quality Conference certification. Congratulations, Adam!
Trent Gillaspie has published his first book, Judgmental Maps, based on his viral blog, Judgmental
Maps.com. The site has been featured in Entertain-
Alumni Lead Project STEM
Two Rensselaer alumni are leading the efforts
of their employer, Pratt & Whitney, to promote
STEM careers to schoolchildren. Lauren Brumbaugh '13, at right, is a materials engineer and
founder of Pratt & Whitney's Project STEM,
and Camden Mamigonian '10, left, a software/
computational engineer, is current president of
Project STEM organizes about 15 events
each year and since its founding in 2014 has
impacted hundreds of middle school students
in the greater Hartford, Conn., community.
Their largest event, Project STEM Field Day,
took place last July. Nearly 120 students from
60 schools participated in interactive activities
that simulated STEM career fields such as
chemical engineering, electrical engineering,
and visual computer science.
"I made bridges in seventh grade and I made
rockets, and I thought it was a really neat experience," said Brumbaugh, who took part in the
Pratt & Whitney-funded Engineering Ambassadors program while she was at Rensselaer. "I'm
trying to give back to the kids, and setting up a
field day like this really gets the kids interested."
ment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Insider,
The Atlantic, and more. The book serves as a truth
atlas featuring cities across the United States, from
Albany to Los Angeles, and everything in between.
The book has been named a Best Seller on Amazon and was featured in Amazon's Best Books of
2016 list, as well as their 2016 holiday gift guide in
the "Fun & Quirky" category. Trent's parents are
not proud of the over-the-top offensive humor used
in the book. I am not going to congratulate Trent.
About 50 classmates and significant others spent
the Saturday night at Peck's Arcade in downtown
Troy, a bar and restaurant that opened after we
graduated in 2011 and one of the highest-rated new
restaurants in the country. It was a great evening
catching up with old friends, making new ones,
and we enjoyed a surprise visit by Dr. Jackson. Alex
Parker opined a great point that evening-we've
now been graduated from RPI longer than most of
us attended it.
Please keep your updates coming and make sure to
like our Facebook page at facebook.com/RPIClass
Of2008 and follow us on Snapchat. Just kidding.
Snapchat will be dead by 2018.
Now that five years after RPI is in the books, our
10-year reunion will arrive in a blink of an eye. If
you're interested in planning our next event, please
let me know.
Send news to: Trent Gillaspie '08, 1820 Carlson
Drive, Austin, TX 78741; email@example.com
Timothy Jackson celebrated his marriage to
Shamir Peshewa on October 22 in Pigeon Forge,
Tenn. Congratulations to them.
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Proud parents Dorothy Morton and Abraham
Woodcox announced the birth of their son Dorian
Grant Woodcox on Aug. 18, 2016. He weighed in
at an impressive 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 21
inches long. We are happy to report that mommy,
daddy, and baby are all doing well.
Send news to: Jordan Hagaman '09, 117 Brookwood Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403; jhagaman
Send news to: Meghan Lenihan '10, 2984 Linwood Ave., #2, Cincinnati, OH 45208; lenihm@
Many members of our class made it back to Troy
for Reunion & Homecoming weekend in October.
I'd like to thank Liz Andrew, Greg Hart, Haris
Khan, Bruce King, Andrew Neidhardt (newly
married to lovely Caryn), and David Walsh who
assisted me on the five-year reunion committee.
Kristen Lee received the Emerging Leader of the
Year award of the Society of Asian Scientists &
Engineers (SASE) at the SASE National Conference in October. Kristen is a senior mechanical
engineer for Raytheon Co. in Tewksbury, Mass.
As always, remember to send me any news you'd
like to share with classmates. It was great hearing
from those at Reunion what they've been doing
these last five years-graduations, promotions,
relocations, and marriages-we'd like to hear from
you as well.
Send news to: Michael Zwack '11, 6 Washington
Place, Troy, NY 12180; firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Reunion: Oct. 12-15, 2017 There has been a
flurry of activity for Class of 2012 professionals over
the past several months!
Jillian Vandegrift was named the Young Professional of the Year by the nonprofit WateReuse. Jillian, who works for CDM Smith, was recognized
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