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Alma Matters

The Class of 1999 Newsletter

September 2006

Class News

Summer is always a busy time of year - grilling, gardening, weddings, outdoor sports and other activi- ties compete for our limited free time. Updates for the class newsletter do not necessarily take top priorit , but without them, we wouldn’t be able to include this col- umn as a regular feature in the newsletter. Hopefully fall brings with it a little more free time for all as well as a barrage of green cards and e-mail updates. Thanks to the few individuals who did write in with updates over the summer!

Melissa Rikard is an Assistant United States Attorney in Charlotte prosecuting white collar crimes. She moved to Charlotte from DC approximately two years ago. In late July she visited Charlottesville with Austin Whitman and is planning a trip to Boston in the fall to catch up with Jen Holden, Becka Liston and Katie Johnson.

Melissa reports that the Dartmouth Club of Charlotte and the Class of 1999 hosted Nathaniel Fick on June 15 for a presentation and discussion of his book, One BulletAway. Approximately 40 alumni turned out, with good representation from our class. “Nate was every bit as impressive as I expected. He had pictures from his time in the Middle East, and we had an in- teresting policy discussion following his presentation,” Melissa writes. “I highly encourage all of our classmates to check out Nate’s book or to hear him speak if you have the opportunity.”

The Dartmouth Club of Charlotte has been otherwise busy with two other young alum happy hours and the 99s have made a good showing at each event. Todd and Audra Spanish, Bo Hinton and his wife and son, Mike O’Donnell and his fiancee, and Melissa have all made appearances.

Attendees at the ‘97-’99 mini-reunion at 230 Fifth Bar and Lounge in NYC in August.

Sean Levy, Drew Mowery ‘00, and Jessica Ellsworth ‘98 have made our transition to parenthood even more fun,” Doug writes.

The couple split their time at home with Elea- nor, with Lindsay working at the National Cancer In- stitute in her role as a cancer epidemiologist, and Doug working at the University of Maryland on land cover change and the future of the Brazilian Amazon, balanc- ing his doctoral work in geography with his research job.

Also balancing work and family are Joel and Hilary (Cheyne) Stanton, who are pleased to an- nounce the birth of their daughter, Clover Ruth Stanton on May 4, 2006 in Cambridge, Mass. Clover weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Ac- cording to Joel, “she has a little head of dark hair and is in great health. Mom, Dad, and big brother Simon, who is two, are all adjusting well.

Doug and Lindsay (McOmber) Morton are the proud parents of a daughter, Eleanor, born February 9, 2006. “We’re thoroughly charmed by her smiles and curiosit , and extra patience and support from Wash- ington, DC friends Katie Catapano, Clancy Brox- ton and Pablo Saelzer, Liz and Greg Boison, David and Katie Kirwan Moore (now in San Francisco),

The Stantons moved out to Framingham a little over a year ago. Hilary is currently a stay-at-home mom while also doing some independent software consulting as well as lots of sewing and knitting. Joel continues to work as a strategy consultant for Dove in Boston.

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