Kat Brzozowski was promoted to associate editor at Thomas Dunne Books in New York and is engaged to Wes Miller ’08. * In addition to accepting a new position at Viacom Scratch (scratch.viacom.com) in June, Zac Bloom spent the first week of November working on his dad’s campaign for California’s State Assembly. As of this writing, they are the presumptive winners (with a 218-vote margin)! * Shelley Payne weathered the storm on Cape Cod, where there was only a minor power outage. She works for the Cape Cod Bluefins hockey team in the single A Federal Hockey League—and they were not locked out! She got dispatches from several Colby friends further south, but no one was affected too badly. * Ned Warner moved from Laramie, Wyo., to Denver to pursue a master’s in curriculum and instruction/art education at the University of Denver. Y* Katie Butler and Ben Wakana were married July 28 in Winnetka, Ill. They celebrated with fellow Mules with an evening of dinner, dancing, and celebration. Hallie Atwater, Kelly Brooks, Jenn Burke, Caitlin Casey, Ben Green, Rachel Guest, Greg Hanson ’04, Sara Harr, Nick Rosen-Wachs, Lewis Seton, and Andrew Young were all in attendance. Thank you to Colby for fostering another successful marriage! * Kate Humphrey finished her master’s in urban planning this spring at the University of Michigan. She now lives DC and works as a land use planner at a law firm in northern Virginia. Lucky for her 2009 is very well represented in DC! * Abby Sussman now works at Reed College as an assistant dean of admissions. It’s very challenging and rewarding to work on behalf of a liberal arts college’s admissions office! * Danielle Crochiere visited Jay Larmon, Kristen Hitchcox, Sam Hoff, and Elissa Teasdale in Boston in October. They celebrated Sam’s birthday and Kristen’s move back to Boston. When Sandy hit NYC, Danielle got to spend some quality time with Alexander Richards and Shannon Merrell ’10 on the Upper West Side. She was also in contact with Alex Pietroforte ’08 and Ishan Bir Singh ’08 to make sure they were snuggling and warm in lower Manhattan without heat and electricity. * Great to hear from you guys! Keep the news coming!