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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 21, 2017

October 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Ben Houghton (’06)

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 21, 2017:

  • Jackie O’Neil (’17) wrote about deciding to train for a triathlon during her first semester of college for the Stanford Daily.
  • The Wall Street Journal wrote about Alloy, the platform helping the financial services industry make data-driven customer decisions founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09) closing a $3.8 million seed round of equity financing.
  • Nike has opened the window for referrals for intern candidates for next summer, and we have an alumnus working there who is willing to speak to any MLWGS alumni interested in applying. To be put in touch with him regarding any of the opportunities listed at the link below, please email cnicholas at mlwgsfoundation dot org.
  • Stinson Mundy (’96) made Style Weekly’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 list.
  • Shannon Daily (’02) made Style Weekly’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 list.
  • Lucy Dacus (’13) made Style Weekly’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 list.
  • Ben Houghton (’06) is the co-founder of Broadway’s Babies, an organization that funds teaching artists to serve needy communities in Haiti, Dominican Republic, South Africa, India and in New York City here in America. They are holding a concert and silent auction at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, on the Willow Lawn stage of the Virginia Repertory Theatre.  Read more in Richmond Magazine.
  • Virginia Samsel (’00) is one of the people behind the Sub Rosato wine pop-up every other weekend from 5 to 11 p.m. at Sub Rosa Bakery.
  • Micah Edwards (’97) is working on the second book in the super cute and seasonally appropriate Li’l Eddie series: I Heard a Bird, a kid-friendly adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”
  • Sara Schaefer (’96) is performing at Union Hall in Brooklyn on 11/8 as part of the New York Comedy Festival.
  • ICYMI: We profiled Shanthi Hiremath (’16).
  • ICYMI: We profiled Joe Addison (’05).

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