Thank you for a wonderful 10th Reunion Weekend!!!

Thank you to those who were able to make it to campus for a wonderful 10-year reunion (and for those who couldn’t make it, we missed you!). The weekend was full of fun, friendly events and we hope you enjoyed every minute of it. Reunion kicked off in style Friday evening with a party on the Waterfront at Sequoia. The evening was sponsored in part by the JTJ Foundation in memory of our classmate, John Jackson. The Jackson family and JTJ Foundation wanted to say a special, sincere Thank You for all those that came in for the night, John was certainly there in spirit. 

Saturday was full of on-campus activities from a family BBQ, to campus tours, to presentation panels updating our classmates on the amazing new initiatives at Georgetown. We had beautiful weather Saturday night to enjoy a party on the Esplanade (no rainout like the 5-year!), enjoying live music from our classmates and views of the new construction on campus including the new Hariri building, Regents Hall, and Southwest Quadrangle.

Most importantly, the weekend was a time for us to all re-connect with old friends and meet new ones, as we shared our personal experiences over the past 10 years since graduating Georgetown. Georgetown is a beautiful campus, a great academic institution, but more than anything it is a community of friends – we are fortunate to be a part of this community and we hope the 10-year reunion was an opportunity for you to become even closer.

Hoya Saxa!


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John Carroll Weekend 2015 in Los Angeles, California! 

April 16-19, 2015. 

Connie Chilton (f')
Connie Chilton (F'03) and Charlie LaPlante are happy to announce their marriage on May 9, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA. They currently reside in Los Angeles, CA. Kyra Schwab (F'03) was in the wedding party and Doug Herrema (C'02), John Cain (C'03), Nick Quinonez (C'03), Crista Ziccardi (N'03), Tracey Hartman (N'04), Justin Dickerson (F'06) and Aerin Snow (C'07) all celebrated as guests.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2015

Andrea Tazioli (s')
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 20, 2015) - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix attorney Andrea S. Tazioli has been elected to the upcoming class of Suns Charities 88. Founded in 2012, Suns Charities 88 is comprised of 88 professionals that give back to the community through the Phoenix Suns Charities. "I'm very honored to be part of this year's class," said Tazioli. "Suns Charities 88 has done so much for the Valley and I look forward to the upcoming opportunities this year." Tazioli is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and White Collar Crime and Internal Investigations Practice Groups. She has significant experience in handling internal investigations conducted by federal and state agencies that encompass allegations of fraud, health care violations, immigration violations, and criminal misconduct. She also represents individuals and corporations that are charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in both state and federal court. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, her master's degree from the Georgetown University, and her bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 20 2015

Christopher Warren (g')
Christopher Warren (G'03) is pleased to announce the publication of "Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680" published by Oxford University Press, 2015 in 2015. In this groundbreaking study, Christopher Warren argues that early modern literary genres were deeply tied to debates about global legal order and that today's international law owes many of its most basic suppositions to early modern literary culture. Literature and the Law of Nations shows how the separation of scholarship on law from scholarship on literature has limited the understanding of international law on both sides. Warren suggests that both literary and legal scholars have tacitly accepted tendentious but politically consequential assumptions about whether international law is real law. Literature and the Law of Nations recognizes the specific nature of early modern international law by showing how major writers of the English Renaissance—including Shakespeare, Milton, and Hobbes- deployed genres like epic, tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, and history to shore up the canonical subjects and objects of modern international law. Warren demonstrates how Renaissance literary genres informed modern categories like public international law, private international law, international legal personality, and human rights. Students and scholars of Renaissance literature, intellectual history, the history of international law, and the history of political thought will find in Literature and the Law of Nations a rich interdisciplinary argument that challenges the usual accounts by charting a new literary history of international law.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 23 2015

Casey Homan (c')
Casey Homan (C'03) and Marie Christine Homan are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Samuel Jeegahn Homan. He was born on January 16, 2015, in Berkeley, California, weighing 5 lb., 12 oz.  
Submitted on Jan 27 2015

Scott Singer (l')
Scott Singer (L'03) was elected without opposition earlier this year to the Boca Raton City Council. He also serves as chairman of the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency and maintains his law practice focused on general counsel services for small businesses.  
Submitted on Dec 9 2014

Elina Teplinsky (f')
Elina Teplinsky (F'03) was recently promoted to Partner at Pillsbury located in Washington, DC. Teplinsky is a member of Pillsbury's premier nuclear energy practice and International Nuclear Projects team. She advises owners and operators, reactor and equipment suppliers, architect-engineering companies and technical consulting firms on complex nuclear transactional and regulatory matters. She has also become a go-to adviser in nuclear trade and export control matters. She earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.  
Submitted on Dec 2 2014

William Taylor (g')
William Taylor (G'03) is Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Taylor won grants from the Society for Military History, Harry S. Truman Library Institute, and Angelo State University Faculty Research Enhancement Program, and a George C. Marshall/Baruch fellowship to research Every Citizen a Soldier: The Campaign for Universal Military Training after World War II, published with Texas A&M University Press in 2014.  
Submitted on Nov 13 2014

Michael Pepe (c')
Michael V. Pepe (C'03) recently accepted a position at Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. in Hamden, CT as an attorney. Michael represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, with an emphasis on the construction industry. Michael resides in Guilford, CT with his wife Megan and daughters, Stella and Caroline.  
Submitted on Jun 10 2014

Alexander Kobulsky (f')
Alexander Kobulsky (F'03) and Julia Kobulsky are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Lucia Agnes Kobulsky. She was born on April 22, 2014 in Silver Spring, MD and weighed 5 lb., 11 oz..   Click here for photo
Submitted on May 4 2014

Sean Cox (c')
Sean Cox (C'03) and Kathryn Schmit Cox (NHS'05) are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Lucas Christopher in January 2014 in Morristown, NJ. Older brother Henry Charles was born in May 2012.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 8 2014

Catherine Stuart Vrettos (s')
Catherine (Stuart) Vrettos (S'03) and Christopher Vrettos are proud to announce the birth of a baby , Cathleen Beasley Vrettos. She was born on October 1, 2013 in Nashville, TN. Big sister Caroline is thrilled!   
Submitted on Nov 8 2013

Melisa Hoffman Galasso (b')
Melisa (Hoffman) Galasso (B'03) was recently honored as a recipient of the Emerging Leader Award by the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations, and to the development of women CPAs as leaders..  
Submitted on Sep 19 2013

Amy Wolverton (l')
Amy Wolverton (L'03) was recently promoted to Vice President, Government Affairs from Executive Director, Public Policy & Govt. Affairs at HTC Americas, Inc. She is located in Washington DC.  
Submitted on Jul 10 2013

Mark Marinello (m')
Mark Marinello (M'03) and Melissa Marinello Marinello School of Medicine 2005 are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Ryan Parker Marinello. He was born on May 15, 2013 in Richmond, VA and weighed 8 lb., 3 oz.. Big brother James (3 yo) and big sister Emily (2 yo) are thrilled to have a baby brother! Melissa is currently a general surgeon in the Richmond community and Mark is currently Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital of Richmond.  
Submitted on Jun 10 2013

Joseph Sammartino (c')
Joseph Sammartino (C'03) has started the Sammartino Law Group, located in downtown San Diego. Sammartino specializes in the representation of individuals and businesses in civil litigation. His practice emphasizes commercial and business litigation as well as general business and corporate law. He also has experience with class action lawsuits, construction, and employment litigation. Sammartino holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to opening his own practice, Sammartino worked at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith and has clerked in the Appellate Division of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  
Submitted on May 9 2013

Courtney Ozer (l')
Courtney Ozer (L'03) recently joined Unilever United States, Inc. as Senior Counsel - Litigation. Courtney was previously employed at Levine Lee LLP as a senior associate and prior to that as an associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, both located in New York City.  
Submitted on Apr 9 2013

Flynn Coleman (f')
Flynn Coleman (SFS '03) is a mindfulness consultant, attorney, yoga teacher, Huffington Post blogger, and the founder of SAMYA Practice LLC, an innovative social enterprise that designs and implements mindfulness and creativity seminars for organizations and individuals seeking balance and transformation. SAMYA also gives back locally and globally by providing legal aid and therapeutic yoga to survivors of trauma and abuse. Visit www.samyapractice.com to connect and learn more. Twitter: @samyapractice  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 2 2013

Danielle DeCerbo (c')
Danielle DeCerbo (C'03,pictured upper right) and her wife Eliyanna Kaiser (upper left) welcomed their twin sons, Hugo Logan (lower left) and Leo James (lower right), on September 27th, 2012. The family lives in Manhattan.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 20 2013

Alyson Barker (c')
Alyson Barker (C'03) was recently promoted to Vice President - General Counsel at The Wet Seal, Inc. located in Foothill Ranch, CA.  
Submitted on Jan 17 2013

Michael Kaplanidis (g')
Michael Kaplanidis (G'03) and Aphrodite Lutz are happy to announce their marriage on July 22, 2012 in Kifissia, Greece. They currently reside in Palm Beach, FL, USA. Michael Kaplanidis (MBA '03) has had a successful career in tax accounting, and now leads Water Street Associates, his own tax preparation firm in Boston's financial district, servicing high-net worth individuals and businesses with their tax needs. He has also come up with a unique, cutting edge HR benefit for companies to implement in the workplace: Taxes at Work, which brings his team of CPAs to employees, either in person or via a secure digital portal to do their taxes. Boston companies that have implemented the no cost benefit program include Akamai Technologies, New England Baptist Hospital, Cumberland Farms, Sasaki Associates, Hill Holliday, Lois Paul and Partners, and the list is growing. And Water Street Associates just launched a presence in Palm Beach, FL, servicing clients in the area. Not a typical CPA, internally motivated to do the right thing in life, Michael credits Professor Richard America, who inspired him to give his time and expertise generously to help others in the community. Michael really enjoyed Professor America's inner city development class while at GU, and although his schedule is busy throughout the year, he has found a meaningful way to help inner city youth achieve their academic potential. Michael's childhood dream came true earlier this year, when he successfully crossed the finish line at Copley Square in 4:51 for the first time at the 2012 Boston Marathon – in record high heat - only a day before federal tax day. He ran to raise money for Dorchester’s Codman Academy Public Charter School to support inner city academic student programs. Michael is doing it again next year. He is currently training for the 2013 Boston Marathon again as part of Team Codman, although this time, the race is on tax day: April 15. He and his wife, Didi, are both optimistic and excited to give back to the community. The cause to help Codman Academy Public Charter School is deeply rooted in Michael; his parents and older brother immigrated from Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1974 and settled in Dorchester, MA when they first moved, and in the area where Codman Academy now stands. Michael Kaplanidis, CPA, is the Founder and Managing Director of Water Street Associates and can be reached at mk@waterstreettax.com   Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 1 2012

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