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Alumni News Round-Up: November 11, 2017

November 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Neil Amin (’96) and family from Richmond Magazine

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 11, 2017:

  • Ashley Hawkins (’03) has been named one of VCU’s “10 Under 10” for 2017. The award honors alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success while making important contributions to their community.
  • MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA, animated by Jane Samborski (’02), is one of 26 new features under consideration for a best animated feature Oscar nomination.
  • Neil Amin (’96), president and CEO of Shamin Hotels, is featured in this Richmond Magazine article because of his service on four non-profit boards in the Richmond area.
  • To help with advocacy efforts the school, the Foundation is collecting anecdotes from alumni about their experience with the menorship program. The mentorship program is unique to MLWGS, and we hope to help illustrate its value. If you have something to contribute, please do so here. We will be posting responses on a page on our website so that they will be easily accessible.
  • Former Lehigh swimmer and Olympic trialist Jacob Moyar (’13) has has returned to his alma mater to serve as a graduate assistant coach for the long-distance swimmers.
  • Colin Van Ostern (’96) is considering another run for governor in 2018 (New Hampshire elects governors every two years). Van Ostern lost last November to TJ Sci Tech grad Chris Sununu by about 16,000 votes. It was the narrowest loss by any Democratic gubernatorial candidate across the country in the 2016 contests.
  • Theresa McCulla (’00) historian of the American Brewing History Initiative, explored the history of beer (and brewing) in America and discussed the Smithsonian’s work at Politics & Prose on November 15. The event featured a tasting of four beers that hold significance in America’s recent brewing past.
  • Wine Spectator praises the wine list assembled by Nathan Conway (’06) for Brenner Pass in their November article about Richmond’s “congenial and modern” restaurant scene.
  • Finale Doshi-Velez (’01) is one of the group of Harvard researchers exploring potential legal problems raised by the increasing role of artificial intelligence in society.

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