Beronda L. Montgomery

Beronda L. Montgomery, LA94, began her appointment as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Grinnell College July 1. Previously, Montgomerywas a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, East ­Lansing, as well as in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She also served as assistant vice […]

Darla Hedrick Quinn

Darla Hedrick Quinn, EMBA94, wrote Letters from Sadie: Letters Written by Sadie Claire (Marcum) Montgomery from the Norton, Kansas, Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1932–1933 (Westbow Press, November 2021). The book — which shares the feelings of faith, separation, fear and love that a wife and mother ­experienced while suffering from a debilitating illness — is based on a […]

Nina Nin-Yuen Wang

Nina Nin-Yuen Wang, LA94, was nominated by President Joe Biden to be U.S. district judge for the District of Colorado. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she is scheduled to fill an ­occupancy ­occurring on July 15, 2022. Wang has been a U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Colorado since 2015. From 2008–15, she […]

David Straker

David Straker, LA94, was listed as a Top Psychiatrist in Super Doctors for the fourth consecutive year. He also was tapped by the American Psychiatric Association as a Distinguished Fellow and appointed Psychiatry Clerkship Director for third-year medical students at Nova Southeastern University Allopathic School of Medicine. Straker continues to maintain a private practice.

Evan Sotiriou

Evan Sotiriou, EN94, LW97, joined Tucker Ellis LLP as counsel in the firm’s intellectual property department. A registered U.S. patent attorney, Sotiriou has focused on patent preparation and prosecution for more than two decades.

Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels, LA94, was named president and CEO of America250, the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. Previously, Daniels led the National Medal of Honor Museum and was the president and CEO of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial in New York City.

Ben Blount

Ben Blount, FA94, shares that his letterpress poster installation, “Eyes Wide Shut,” was displayed on the windows of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from Jan. 11–March 28, 2021. His display, he writes, “is an examination of our relationship to white supremacy in the United States. It’s ubiquitous, yet unseen. Both monumental and myth. Are […]

Meenakshi “Mini” Wadhwa

Meenakshi “Mini” Wadhwa, GR94, director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, was awarded the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 2021 Lawrence Smith Medal, given every three years for recent original and meritorious investigations of meteoric bodies. According to NAS, “Wadhwa has deepened the world’s understanding of the evolutionary history […]

Megan Flanagan

Megan Flanagan, GR94, took a five-year hiatus from work to take care of family health matters. Now she is working part time as an editor with EditSprings as she pursues full-time work in the field of seismology. Flanagan writes that she is pleased with the support and encouragement she has received as she reboots her […]

Jalmeen (Makkar) Arora

Jalmeen (Makkar) Arora, LA94, is in private practice as a psychologist in Lafayette, Calif., specializing in the treatment of trauma and dissociative disorders.
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