Matthew Louis Baer (Col '07 L/M) and Elizaveta Budko (Col ’10) were married on March 29, 2015, in Morris Township, New Jersey. Jonathan Falk (Col ’07) officiated. The couple lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Caleb Winslow Ballew (Col '07 ) is an attorney with the law firm of Martinson & Beason in Huntsville, Ala., where he focuses his practice on criminal law, family law, torts, and trusts and estates.
John Frederick Bell (Med '07, Res '10 ) and Natalie Novak Bell (Col ’06) welcomed a daughter, Annie Reese, on Dec. 25, 2013.
Rory Francisco (Col '07 L/M) and his wife, Kristin, welcomed a son, Charles Theodore, on Jan. 8, 2015. The family resides in Richmond, Virginia.
Elizabeth “Libby” Muldoon (Nurs '07 ) and Doug Williams (Com ’07 L/M) were married on Sept. 6, 2014, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, Va. The couple resides in Arlington, Va., where Ms. Williams works in communications for a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., and Mr. Williams works as a senior consultant in nearby Vienna, Va.
Laura Nelson Oetgen (Col '07, Educ '07 L/M) and William John Oetgen (Col ’05, Res ’15 L/M) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Eleanor McCabe, on April 26, 2014. The family resides in Charlottesville, where Dr. Oetgen is a resident physician at UVA Hospital and Ms. Oetgen is an elementary school teacher.
Benjamin Rubenstein (Col '07 ) had Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man, an illustrated book for teens and preteens, published by Woodley Books in October 2014. The book chronicles Mr. Rubenstein’s own journey with bone cancer and leukemia, showing how he created the delusion that he was superhuman as his survival technique. He wrote Secrets following his memoir, Twice: How I Became a Cancer-Slaying Super Man Before I Turned 21, so that young readers could hear his story of survival.
Lindsey Ruhf Smith (Col '07 ) and Bryan A. Smith (Col ’07) welcomed a daughter, Emory Davis, on April 24, 2014. The family resides in Louisville, Ky.
Mark Andrew Sokolowski (Educ '07 ) and Courtney Jo Andes Sokolowski (Col ’06, Educ ’07 L/M) welcomed their first child, a son, Miles Robert, on March 20, 2014. The family resides in Falls Church, Va., where Ms. Sokolowski is a third-grade teacher and Mr. Sokolowski is a high school science teacher.
Amber Westphal (Col '07 ) received a Master of Arts degree in teaching in May 2014 from George Mason University, where she was an officer of the National Art Education Association student chapter. She also received an award in recognition of her excellent teaching, academic and artistic performance.