Marc Gordon ’82 was appointed to the position of executive vice president and chief information officer with American Express Company. He will also become a corporate officer upon his election by the American Express board of directors at the next meeting. * Stuart Swain ’83 is stepping down as provost and vice president for academic affairs at University of Maine at Machias at the end of the year. He will return to the UMM faculty, where he served as associate professor of mathematics before beginning his term as provost eight years ago. * Stefanie Rocknak ’88 won a national competition offered by the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston to place a life-sized statue of the writer in Poe Square. The project attracted submissions from 265 artists from 42 states and 13 countries. * Karen J. DeAngelis ’89 was awarded the 2012 G. Graydon and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching Excellence at University of Rochester, as well as a Spencer Foundation grant to study the academic skills and racial/ethnic diversity of teachers entering the Illinois K-12 public schools.