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Tatiana Bajuk-Sencar, B.A. 1990 (A&S), has published a book on cultural tourism, Kultura Turizma. After graduating as a CUA anthropology and French major, she went on to Rice University where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on technocrats in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. She is now a research scholar at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and lives in Brussels, Belgium, where she is working on a study of “Eurocrats” (leaders of the European Union). Her husband is permanent representative of Slovenia to the EU and served as the EU president in the first half of 2008.

Kari (DePol) Mastro, B.S.N. 1990 (NURS), was appointed vice president of nursing and patient care services at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., in July.

CTLGroup has promoted Steven J. Smith, B.C.E. 1990, M.C.E. 1992 (ENGR), to principal engineer and group manager for its Washington, D.C., office. He provides consultation to the construction industry. His expertise includes forensic investigation and litigation support after construction failures, blast investigation, crisis/failure site management, crane accident investigation, and field testing. He is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute, where he serves on the Blast Design Committee and the Progressive Collapse Committee.

Lt. Col. Thomas J. Repetti Sr., B.S.Arch. 1992 (ARCH), was promoted to his current rank on July 1. He completed his tour of duty with U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., and Qatar and was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his work in the Force Management Branch, Plans Division, as a requirements planner. He has been transferred to the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and is currently serving in Iraq.

Jennifer Powers Sharp, B.A. 1992 (A&S), of Cave Creek, Ariz., received a doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Florida in May 2008.

Greg Noschese, B.A. 1993 (A&S), was elected to the city council of Mesquite, a suburb of Dallas with 135,000 residents. He and his wife, RaeJean, have three daughters. Greg practices law with the Dallas firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

Christopher Joseph Mitchell, M.A. 1996 (A&S), recently achieved tenure and promotion to associate professor of theater arts at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill. He teaches theater history, theory, literature and criticism.

Rev. Mark J. Stoll, J.C.L. 1997 (THEO), has been appointed pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa, while remaining pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville, Iowa, and vice-chancellor of the Diocese of Sioux City.

Joycelyn Tate, J.D. 1997 (LAW), of Washington, D.C., has been appointed to the board of directors of Universal Service Administrative Co. USAC administers the $7 billion Universal Service Fund, which is used to provide communities throughout the United States with access to affordable telecommunications services.

Dariusz Piwowarczyk, M.A. 1998, Ph.D. 2002 (A&S), is the author of a study, Coming Out of the “Iron Cage,” published by Academic Press Fribourg. The book is a socio-historical study of missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word in Paraguay in the 20th century. The author focuses on changes in missionary ideology and practice that corresponded with major shifts in global relations of power. Piwowarczyk is currently editor-in-chief of the German journal Anthropos.

Gary M. Rand II, B.A. 1998 (A&S), has become principal of Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer School in Baltimore. He and his wife, Elsa, live in Frederick, Md., with their daughter, Arabella.

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