Beth Dushman wrote in for the first time since graduation. She’s an assistant professor (with tenure!) of geology at Del Mar College, a community college in Corpus Christi, Texas. She loves teaching, but even after seven years, Texas is still a bit of a culture shock. Luckily, her geology and oceanography classes provide her the opportunity to play outside and call it work. * Spencer Hutchins is celebrating his sixth anniversary in San Diego with wonderful wife Laurie and their toddler, Cole. He recently incorporated his next start-up company, Concert Health. They’ll help primary care doctors deliver integrated, behavioral health services to their patients. They launched in early 2017 in southern California and Arizona with big dreams of making a difference in the mental health of people all over the country. * Kate Hughes finished her two-year executive M.B.A. at Cranfield University in December 2016 and bought a house in Bury St Edmunds, England. She’s also now the global head of purchasing and production for Music Sales, the same company where she started as a receptionist right after Colby. She splits her time between the London and Bury offices and really enjoys the challenge of managing a bigger team. * Alexis Frobin is officially a licensed acupuncturist working at KenkoDo Clinic in Somerville, Mass. Colby grads are wholeheartedly welcome to come in for treatment. Kim Langone and Amy Hirschauer ’02 joined Alexis in celebrating the completion of graduate school with a trip to Tuscany last September. * Tom Richardson married Jenna Krings Nov. 5, 2016. Congrats! * We have several new mini-Mules to introduce. Josh Weitz and Lesley Loss welcomed their second son, Conrad Charles, in August 2016. They also caught up last summer with Allison (Stewart ’05) and Jonah Barasz and their adorable daughters. Jonah is doing great and has his own periodontics practice. * Chris Zeien and his wife, Lynn, welcomed their first child, Oliver William, Oct. 16, 2016. Everyone is happy and healthy. * Justin Stempeck and his wife, Maureen, welcomed their second child, and first boy, Oliver John, Nov. 4, 2016. Big sister Fiona loves him dearly. * Brie Drummond and her husband, Jeff Williams, had a baby boy in August 2016, Samuel Atticus. He joins big sister Sophie. Brie still works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service studying seabirds in Homer, Alaska. * Adam and Julie Brown Shepherd welcomed Zoe Oct. 21, 2016. Their first daughter, Luisa, 3, is being an awesome big sister. They still live in South Portland, Maine, where Julie teaches middle school social studies. Life is good! * Hope everyone is doing well, recovering after the busy holiday season. My sincere best wishes for a 2017 filled with friends, family, health, and happiness!