Way to go, Class of 2003—lots of great, exciting news to report! * Presenting new members of the Mule family first: Olivia and Kyle Burke welcomed Thea Margaret in May. * Garrett and Amy Lansdale Kephart welcomed a baby… no, not that kind yet… a baby basset hound, Kona, in July (a good replacement for the ferret, Moose, that Garrett harbored in his senior apartment at Colby). They moved to Seattle in August. * Plenty of weddings to report as well. Mike Jarcho was married in August to Annemarie Pizzo. He completed his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of California, Davis, and started a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA in August. * Jeff Halsey married Mandy Talley in Beaver Creek, Colo. in July. The wedding party sounded like trouble, with Jeff Owen, Ian MacPherson, Brad Petersen, Alex Burgess, Adam Cohen, Dan Parise, and Matt Wallerstein as groomsmen. * Greg Sawyer married Annah Kinsler July 9 in Chittenden, Vt. A bunch of Colby alumni were present, including Andy Danziger, Roger Tiao ’04, Derek Snyder ’04, Billy Twible ’04, Joe Siviski ’04, Mike Molloy ’04, James Oh ’04, and Jamison Sawyer ’13. The couple honeymooned in Belize for a week. Greg is a chief orthopedic surgery resident at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. * Chris Zeien is engaged to Lynn Morley. He finished his M.B.A. at Duke and moved to Boston, where he looks forward to connecting with other Colby alums. * Melanie Newton Lago continues to teach kindergarten at Beauvoir Elementary School in Washington, D.C., and started her ninth year of teaching in September. This summer she spent four weeks improving math education through various math camps and professional development opportunities. She ended her summer with a few weeks hiking and traveling throughout New Zealand and Australia with her husband. * Jesse DeLaughter joined Teach for America as a corps member. He finished at the training institute in Philly and started teaching ESL at the Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Boston. * Michelle Riffelmacher started at Citi in July doing institutional sales for the securities lending group focusing on U.S. clients. * Miko Yokoi changed jobs and is now the tribal optometrist for the Indian Health Service Health Center in downtown Reno, Nev. She keeps busy with trips to Lake Tahoe and practicing fire arts like hoop dance and poi spinning. * Ellen Whitesides taught quant classes at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government over the summer and this fall started working to help states implement the Common Core State Standards, a nationwide education policy. * Over the summer Chris Reigeluth did research on adolescent development and men’s mental health. He also moved from Boston to Worcester to be closer to his clinical psychology graduate program. * And last but not least—Hal Hallstein toured east from Boulder over the summer, visiting Mike Lee’s photography gallery and sailing on the wooden boat owned by Nick Owen ’04. He spent time with Jake Beren this fall in canyon country and remains impressed with Aaron McCloskey’s flatpicking. He has mixed feelings about Eric Crabtree moving to Vienna from Oahu. * Hope everyone had an amazing summer!