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Carmen Nanko-Fernández, B.A. 1980 (A&S), M.A. 1984, D.Min. 1991 (THEO), is president-elect of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States and will become president in 2008. She is a faculty member of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Katherine “Kitty” (Thompson) Tynan, M.S.L.S. 1980 (LIS), returned to CUA in February as assistant director for public services at the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. She had been head of reference at the University of Hartford’s library. She and her husband, Tom Tynan, Ph.D. 1976 (A&S), have a daughter and live in Silver Spring, Md.

Stephen Cresswell, M.A. 1981 (A&S), M.S.L.S. 1981 (LIS), of Buckhannon, W.Va., has published the book Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi After Reconstruction, 1877–1917 (University Press of Mississippi).

Robert J. Smith, B.S.Arch. 1981, B.Arch. 1986 (ARCH), of Gaithersburg, Md., Peter Horton, B.S. Arch. 1981 (ARCH), of Madison, Conn., Chuck Maillet, B.S.Arch. 1981 (ARCH), of Blairstown, N.J., and Ed Pepin, B.S.Arch. 1981 (ARCH), of Collinsville, Conn., won the President’s Cup at the annual American Institute of Architects Connecticut golf tournament on May 21 with a 10-under-par round of 62.

Bishop William E. Lori, S.T.D. 1982 (THEO), of Bridgeport, Conn., received the Nancy K. Dolan Leadership Award from Immaculate High School of Danbury, Conn., for his commitment to Catholic education.

Patricia Randell, M.F.A. 1982 (A&S), of Long Island, N.Y., is appearing in Colorado at the Denver Center Theatre in its fall production of the Wendy Wasserstein play Third.

Edward W. Gillespie, B.A. 1983 (A&S), of Alexandria, Va., has been named White House counselor to President George W. Bush. He was previously chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

Carole Graham Lehan, B.A. 1983 (A&S), of Glenelg, Md., received the 2007 Howie Award as an Outstanding Arts Educator from Maryland’s Howard County Arts Council.

Laura P. Lodge, J.D. 1983 (LAW), and Susan H. Russell, J.D. 1979 (LAW), work for the Maryland Department of Legislative Services in Annapolis. Laura is part of the committee counsel for the Environmental Matters Committee in the state House of Delegates and Susan is part of the committee counsel for the Judicial Proceedings Committee in the state Senate. They worked together on legislation sponsored by Gov. Martin O’Malley, B.A. 1985 (A&S), that has modernized Maryland’s system of ground rents, a form of property holding that dates back to colonial times.

Thomas E. Pinelli, M.S.L.S. 1983 (LIS), of Yorktown, Va., has been named a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. In 2002, he received an Emmy Award as the executive producer of the science education television series “NASA Connect.” In 2003, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for the development of an award-winning series of science, technology, engineering and mathematics distance-learning programs.

Larry C. Schuette, B.E.E. 1983, M.E.E. 1985, Ph.D. 1995 (ENGR), a lecturer in CUA’s Department of Electrical Engineering, was elevated to the ranks of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service in July. He is director of innovation at the Office of Naval Research.

Thomas E. Zoeller, B.A. 1984 (A&S), of Alexandria, Va., became president and CEO of the National Air Carriers Association and its subsidiary, the NACA Facilities and Service Corp., on Sept. 5. He earlier served as legislative counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration, chief of staff for FAA Administrator Jane Garvey, and, most recently, vice president for regulatory affairs at the American Association of Airport Executives.

Lee Edwards, M.A. 1985, Ph.D. 1986 (A&S), a CUA adjunct professor of politics, is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which in June unveiled a new memorial on Washington, D.C.’s Massachusetts Avenue commemorating the 100 million people killed by communist regimes. The memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush.

Rev. Patrick Howell, S.J., D.Min. 1985 (THEO), has been appointed vice president for mission and ministry at Seattle University. He was dean of the School of Theology and Ministry there from 2000 to 2006.

Janet S. Merritt, M.S.N. 1985 (NURS), finished her first year as clinical assistant professor and director of the psych/mental health graduate programs in CUA’s School of Nursing. This year she was promoted to assistant professor of nursing. She earned her Ph.D. in 2006 from George Mason University.

Mark P. Herron, B.A. 1986 (A&S), was selected as a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. He and his wife, Barbara K. Maseth, whom he married on July 12, live in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

James A. Gavin, B.A. 1988 (A&S), has launched the executive search firm DMJ Associates, based in Reston, Va., and specializes in high-level placements in the federal integration marketplace.

Andrea S. Rutledge, M.F.A. 1988 (A&S), has become executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board Inc. in Washington, D.C. She had been managing director of alliances at the American Institute of Architects.

Timothy P. Shriver, M.A. 1988 (THEO), chairman of Special Olympics, was honored by Lions Clubs International with the 2007 Lions Humanitarian Award, the highest accolade bestowed by the service organization. He received the award before a crowd of more than 15,000 in Chicago. Special Olympics is based in Washington, D.C.

Kim Callahan Campo, B.S.N. 1989 (NURS), and husband Carlos relocated to Tallahassee, Fla., from Miami in 2001. They have three young children. Kim continues to practice nursing and her husband is a pulmonologist.

Sister Beverly Raway, O.S.B., M.S.N. 1989, Ph.D. 1994 (NURS), of Duluth, Minn., will be leading her third service-learning trip to Tanzania, with a group of 14 students, alumni and faculty from the College of St. Scholastica. The monthlong trip will include working in the dispensaries and orphanages of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Agnes and will end with a three-day safari.

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