Stephanie Blackman Stokamer finished her dissertation and earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Portland State. She started a new position as an assistant professor and the director of the center for civic engagement at Pacific University in Oregon. Being at a small college has brought back lots of Colby memories for her—and she would love visitors if anyone passes through. * Also in Portland, Zoë Kaplan Presley enjoyed a mini Colby reunion and some great new music at the Pickathon music festival with James Loveland ’96 and Jen Vogt, Lindsay Frantz Field ’96, Andy Meeks ’96 and Sarah Eustis ’96, Jess Boyles ’96, and Jill Picard Paine ’96. * Becca Durham Whithed works as a botanist at the MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. She wrote a piece in The Place Where You Live section of Orion Magazine that was to be published in the Nov./Dec. 2011 issue. In September she attended the Colby alumni Welcome to the City event in where else? Portland, Ore.! Not only did she have a “fabulous time,” but she won a Colby blanket. * Megan and Gray Macmillan welcomed twins, Lily and Andrew, May 31. Gray wrote, “Lily and Andrew look forward to visiting Maine soon and intend to apply for early-early admission.” * Marc Hebert lives in Washington, D.C. He and his wife expect twins in June while son, Luc, is still a toddler! “Mercy…,” he wrote, “three kids in diapers at the same time!” * In April Jenny Higgins welcomed son Atticus. She left her post at Columbia University to accept a new faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she’ll teach a large class on women’s health and bodies, continue her research on sexual health, and finally try to learn how to ice skate backward. * Al Madrid lives in Philadelphia, where he works as a civil defense attorney, having earned his J.D. from Temple Law. His wife, Jessi Schwarz ’99, works as a midwife at Children’s Hospital there, and they have four children. Diego, Penelope, Claudia Rose, and Adrian keep them very busy! * Jeff and Kara Marchant Hooper, along with their two boys, visited Leif and Ellie Peters Bergquist and their three children this summer in St. Louis. Kara reported that everyone is doing well, and they even caught a Cardinals game in the new stadium. * Mika Hadani Melamed has been working for five years at The Creative Group, a division of Robert Half International. She recently received a promotion to lead recruiter. Congratulations, Mika! * Sandra Lund Sargisson (NY), Julie Davidson Fisher (Boston), Chrissy Killheffer Sinclair (Seattle), and Wendy Ridder Bergh (San Francisco), all roommates senior year, got together in November in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a weekend of fun and catching up. * Peter Sheren lives in Singapore and explores Southeast Asia through work trips and vacations. He recently flew home to Washington, D.C., and had a BBQ with Drew Minkiewicz ’96 and family. At the time he e-mailed, he was planning to celebrate New Year’s with Andrew Weber and his family in London. * Amanda Sprang moved from rural Pennsylvania back to her hometown of Seattle in May and then moved again in September to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. She still works for a company in the oil and gas logistics industry, and reports that PNG is the perfect mix of adventure, work, friends, and the unexpected. * Chris and Jen Atwood Lesky welcomed their first child, Caroline, April 6, 2011. They live in Newton, Mass., and Jen works part time as a private tutor as she spends most of her days with little Caroline. Jen looks forward to our reunion in June! * Speaking of reunion, please mark your calendars for May 31-June 3 and plan to join us on Mayflower Hill!