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Jessica Van Dyke ’05 has left private practice to start fundraising consultant and vice president for research at Ruffalo Noel Levitz Inc. He’s in the final stages of his doctoral dissertation and also puts out a podcast at Check it out! ❯ Ben Beaty posted to the Knox Class of 1998 Facebook Group to share that he was sorry to miss the main event but had a great time reconnecting with Luc “Rob” Doeve in Haarlem, Holland, over the recent Homecoming weekend. ❯ Michael Vanlandingham wrote, “I was sorry I could not make it to the Reunion. Money was just too tight at the time. I am back in Arkansas and substitute-teaching at Elkins Middle School and Elkins High School. I live on the family homestead in the house my grandparents built in the 1940s. I really enjoy having 137 wooded acres to wander and have taken to writing more. I am now a contributing writer for Quora Digest at if you want to see what I am doing. I am so much happier to be back home and see no reason to ever leave Pinnacle Mountain again. I can sit on the deck with the house lights off and see more stars and planets than anywhere I have ever been. I plan to plant a garden this spring and enjoy the peace and quiet. If you happen to be in Northwest Arkansas and want to get away from the hustle and bustle, come on up. Until next time, miss you all.” ❯ Ben Moeller-Gaa wrote, “Thrilled to have my first full-length collection of poetry make its way into the world. It’s titled Wishbones and is from Folded Word out of New Hampshire. It consists

of 60 haiku and senryu poems rendered in Carolingian calligraphy script by J. S. Graustein. It’s available just about anywhere that sells books online. A big thank you to those who came to Homecoming and stopped by my table to snag a copy! If you’ve got a space in your town that does readings and/or workshops, hit me up and we can see if we can make something happen.” ❯ Aimee Gall writes, “Finally *finally* sold my house and split from the husband. Yayyyyy!!!!!! All four of us (our kids are 10 and 6) will be so much happier this way. I also really enjoy my career in surgical oncology. We deal with cancers of the upper GI tract and related organs (esophagus stomach, pancreas, liver, bile ducts) and complex surgical issues of the abdomen. Very rewarding.” ❯ Stay in touch! Join the Knox College Class of 1998 FB group. Class Correspondent: Kip Conwell

beautiful children). He continues to work in athletics. We laughed so hard about our Knox days and road trips. Seems we were up for any kind of adventure in those days! ❯ On October 13, Drew Sherman and wife Melinda and Ben Latimer ’97 hosted the Knox football team and their families after their game at Grinnell College. It was a great group and a great win for the team! Drew and his wife bought the Grinnell home he grew up in about three years ago. They have four kids: Thea (10), Maryn (8), Graham (6), and Emmett (4). ❯ Christopher Wise continues to live in New York City (where he has been since graduation) with wife Aura and two kids, Eliot and Harry. He recently joined the firm DeWitt Stern, a specialty insurance brokerage, where he is part of the fine arts practice. ❯ Nate and Lauren Douville Boylan are expecting Baby #4. Class Correspondent: Jennifer Parker



Class Correspondent: Valerie Saks Kihslinger S3042 W. Salem Ridge Rd., La Farge, WI 54639, 608-268-6903,

Class Correspondent: Allison Honaker

2000 In September, I traveled to Philadelphia for work and was able to connect with Andrew Morris and meet his lovely family (wife Eliza and three

2002 Class Correspondent: Jennifer Wreyford 1700 Bassett Street, #407, Denver, CO 80202, 813-482-4112,

2003 Haley Volpintesta received am M.A. in sociology this past December from University of Illinois at Chicago and sat for her Ph.D. qualifying exams in January. Haley writes, “I also had another baby last July—so we have four little ones now! Elijah is 11, Noah is 9, Korah is 6, and Micah is 1.5.” Class Correspondent: Allison O’Mahen Malcom 8134 Gridley Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-3049,



Guests at the Bill Murray-themed wedding of Stefanie Turner ’04 sat at tables decorated with props and memorabilia from some of the couple’s favorite Bill Murray movies, including this Royal Tenenbaums-inspired setting.



Darin Dunphy reports, “I am the new academic support coordinator for the TRiO program at Sauk Valley Community College. Additionally, I will complete a master’s degree in college student personnel–higher education leadership from Western Illinois University in July.” ❯ Jasmine Jobe and Doug celebrate 10 years together. ❯ Tiffiny Grace Ramirez was blessed with a son through adoption on October 13, 2018. ❯ Maggie Claudy writes, “Sarun Teeravechyan ’01 and I welcomed our son, Oliver Gray, to the world on June 12, 2018. Big sister Samantha is as deeply smitten with him as we are. I returned to work after Thanksgiving—I am still the math RTI coordinator at Oscar Mayer Magnet School in Chicago. This is my third year at this school and seventh year of teaching. I’ll soon join Mary

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Knox Magazine - Summer 2019  

Knox Magazine - Summer 2019