It’s hard to believe another academic year is underway! In addition to working at Boston College, this fall I started my M.B.A. part time at B.C—apparently I can’t get enough of the school. * Nolan Gagne successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, “Dosimetric Optimization and Accuracy Improvement of Eye Plaque Brachytherapy,” and earned his doctorate in medical physics from the UMass-Lowell. Dr. Gagne is now an associate medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. * Maya Klauber graduated with her master’s from Columbia’s School of Social Work, specializing in clinical therapy with children and families. She lives in N.Y.C. with fiancé John Ferrarone. The couple plans to marry next October and enjoy life with their recently adopted new best friend, Penny, a beagle mix. * Sarah Parrish and Evan Kaplan were married June 23 in Boston. * On the same day, Sam Kennedy-Smith and Kristine Robin were married in Lorimer Chapel. In attendance were Matt Haefele, Tyler Ingram, Doug Rooke, Christy Mihos IV ’09, Zak Starr, Amelia Kennedy-Smith ’14, Leanne Powers, and Erin McGowan. * Katie Harris participated in Nation’s Triathlon (1.5 K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) in D.C. Sept. 9 as a member of Team in Training, which raises money and awareness for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. * Emily Wagner started a job with Jobs for Maine’s Graduates and teaches sixth through eighth graders who face barriers to their education. She recently saw Alaina Clark, Caitlin Rumrill, Megan Watts Berube, and Kelsey Hilton for a roommate reunion. Kate Ludwig was deeply missed, as she is currently in Kansas City, Mo., having graduated from her master’s program at UPenn last June. Kate plans to take the board exam for certification as a women’s health care nurse practitioner. * Amber Collins received her law degree from the UMaine School of Law in May 2011 and is a member of the Maine bar. She works for Cloutier, Conley & Duffett, a general practice firm in Portland. Amber reconnected with Ryan Rodel, also in Portland, and Kari Rivers ’10 and Qiam Amiry ’09. * On July 24 Luke LaViolet summited Mt. Katahdin and completed a five-month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Last March he competed in the men’s class D USA Broomball National Championships, which his team won. To ease back into civilization, he spent a week in Colorado visiting Tom Treat, Brian Putnam, Kit Clark, Laura Perille, Sarah E. Clark, and Ling U. Before moving into an apartment in D.C. with his brother, Luke will visit Switzerland for a week of hiking with a Swiss couple he met on the AT. * Joerose Tharakan received her M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management in May and moved to Pittsburgh for a job with Microsoft. She met up with Joel Alex, Gretchen Markiewicz, and Courtney Johnson, and hopes to connect with Jennifer Creamer ’86 soon (who works at the University of Pittsburgh). * In June Patrick Sanders was in San Francisco for work and had lunch with Maddie Given and Jocelyn Burke, drinks with Sam Jones and Megan Litwin, and dinner with Kelly Norsworthy. Patrick is involved with the Maine State Society and encourages any Colby alums in D.C. to contact him for information. * Jacob Franklin returned from teaching English for three years in Shenyang, China, and in graduate school at Stanford studying education policy, organization, and leadership. * So much news it didn’t all fit. The rest of it is online at www.colby.edu/mag. * Mel Larsen got engaged this summer to Maggie Crowley, her partner of four years. Mel and Maggie live in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and spend time fermenting their own sauerkraut, composting, making/watching art, and reading lots of books. Mel founded a social-justice focused art company (art now! Textiles), which was selected for the Future Boston Alliance’s Accelerator Program. The first piece is a bicycle-themed handkerchief. Keep an eye out at artnowtextiles for a new website and budding Kickstarter campaign. * Cheryl Hahn Bac finished her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Virginia in June. On July 4, she and husband Bac Cuong ’07 welcomed their son, Camden Tyler. * Kevin Hobson graduated from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and joined the Massachusetts Bar. * After four and a half years, Meaghan Fitzgerald left her job with Evently to head up marketing at 23 Snaps, another London-based start up. She enjoyed the Queen’s Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, where she saw the Team USA women beat Japan in the soccer final. She looks forward to spending time with Riley Doyle ‘07, now based in London, and was happy to see Annie Muir ’07 when she was in London for paralympic swimming. * Courtney Larson and Jeff Carroll were married in Minneapolis July 6. Alumni at the wedding included Charlotte Morse-Fortier, Caitlin Rumrill, Laura Smith, Laura Webb, Leigh Bullion ’10, Caroline Donohue-Ouellette ’07, Krissy Morin ’07, Ross Nehrt ’10, Justin Russell ’09, Lewis Seton ’09, and Ander Tallett ’06. They now live in Fort Collins, Colo., where Courtney is a graduate student and Jeff is a research associate at Colorado State. * In May Madison Gouzie, who is doubling as the director of account management and photographer/cinematographer with the creative agency (now expanded into two brands: Bear Fruit and Nieubreed) that he founded with a 2005 Colby alum, relocated to N.Y. from Boston to extend his company’s network. * Sarah Switchenko moved to N.Y.C. and is now a buyer for TJX, where she’s been working for four years. She buys handbags, shoes, and accessories for their international stores. She is also getting her M.B.A. at Northeastern part time and will finish her last year online. * Caroline Allison lives in D.C., and works for The Nature Conservancy on the corporate practices team. * Madeline Ragan is in San Francisco and finished with her first semester of physical therapy at UCSF. * Nick Kline was hired as the head Nordic coach at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and unlike many of us, is ready for snow!