Lauren MacKinnon, B.A. 2000 (A&S), has been appointed the coordinator for Cornelia Strong College, a residential program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also serves on the philosophy and religion faculties at UNCG.
Keith Donohue, Ph.D. 2001 (A&S), of Wheaton, Md., was nominated for a Quill Book Award in the science fiction/ fantasy/horror category for his 2006 novel, The Stolen Child.
Rashaun Martin, B.A. 2001 (A&S), of East Boston, Mass., was appointed program director for history at the Boston Latin School, becoming the youngest administrator on the staff.
Matthew J. Allain, B.S.Arch. 2002 (ARCH), of Fairhaven, Mass., received his master’s degree in architecture in 2006 from the Boston Architectural College. He was the valedictorian of the master’s degree program and received the American Institute of Architects’ Henry Adams Medal and Certificate.
Matthew Beeghley, B.A. 2003 (A&S), of Columbus, Ohio, started a company, Art Plus You, in 2004 to promote art and music. Last year he became a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Chorus and, most recently, joined Huntington National Bank as a personal banker.
Brian Keaney, B.A. 2003 (A&S), moved to Honolulu to become the director of communications for the Hawaii Senate Majority Caucus.
Ellis M. Oster, B.A./M.A. 2003 (A&S), of Canandaigua, N.Y., has become a staff attorney for the RJS Abstract Corp. in Fairport, N.Y. In 2006, he received a J.D. degree from the Cornell University Law School and passed the New York bar exam.
John R. Pizio, B.A. 2005 (A&S), is the manager of the Royal Noodle House at Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The restaurant was honored by Philadelphia Magazine as “Best Area Noodle House of 2006.”
Brian G. Jefferes, B.A. 2006 (A&S), is director of religious education at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother in Avondale, Pa. He is the youngest person in recent history to hold a director of religious education position within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Maria H. Logan, M.S.W. 2006 (SOCSV), of Washington, D.C., is employed at the Family Crisis Center Inc. of Maryland’s Prince George’s County. The FCC is a full-service agency designed to stop the cycle of domestic violence by providing services and support to all members of the family.
The CUA thesis play of Glenn S. Mas, M.F.A. 2006 (A&S), titled The Death of Memory, won a 2006 Palanca first prize, the premier literary prize of the Philippines, of which Mas is a native. It was the eighth Palanca Award he has won.
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