Christopher Borgatti '00 accepted the position of New England and New York coordinator for Backcountry Hunters and Angler, an environmental conservation organization based in Montana, in the fall of 2021. He previously spent 18 years teaching biology and environmental science at St. John's Prep School in Danvers, MA. Chris lives in Newbury, MA, with his wife, Lisa Galluzzo Borgatti '01. (12/22)

Joel Glassburn '00 was inducted into the Ohio Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. At the May ceremony, Joel was honored in front of a room full of varsity golf coaches from across the state. A 7th grade science teacher at Olentangy Berkshire Middle School, Joel is in his 23rd year of teaching. He coached varsity golf at Olentangy High School for 17 years. Joel played varsity golf at OWU for four years and was a member of the team that won an NCAC Championship. He also received the Dick Gordin Award as Player of the Year in the NCAC. (12/23)

Mike Mathieu '00 published a family-friendly party game, Synco, with his father and friend. His dad invented the game a decade ago, and the COVID pandemic finally gave them the opportunity to properly design and print it. "Synco is special because it's about finding common ground and being in sync with the other players," Mike says. You can learn more about the game and the story behind it at (12/22)

Raymond Butler Jr. '01 was named dean of students at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH. He has two decades of experience in education, including 18 years as a social studies teacher and two years as dean of students at LaSalle High School. (12/23)

Phillip Murphy '01 joined Rockland Trust's Corporate Banking Team in Burlington, MA, as vice president, relationship manager. Phillip has nearly two decades of experience in the commercial banking industry. (5/23)

Khara Strum '01 was named director of Philander Chase Conservancy, the land trust at Kenyon College. Throughout her career, Strum has worked with rural, agricultural communities to develop shared conservation goals that benefit landowners, wildlife, and the environment. At Audubon California and Point Blue Conservation Science, she partnered regularly with landowners, conservation groups, industry leaders, and government agencies to enhance wildlife habitats on working lands. As an Ohio native, Khara is thrilled to return to her home state to continue her career while being closer to family. (5/23)

Patrick Gallagher '02 was named chief business officer of Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc., an immunooncology company. He has nearly 20 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and biotech, previously working at companies such as Nuvation Bio, Walking Fish Therapeutics, Radius Health, and AbbVie. (12/22)

Martha Loizeaux '02 received a Fulbright Teacher Exchange award to Colombia for the 2023-24 cycle from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She currently is a science teacher and head of the science department at Ocean Studies Charter School in Key Largo, FL. The award will allow Martha to teach and/ or conduct research in Colombia before returning home to share her stories, welcome foreign scholars, and encourage colleagues and students to go abroad. (12/23)

OWU alumni spanning generations are teaming up as staff members at Carlisle Elementary School in Delaware, OH. The proud Bishops and Pacers are, standing from left, Laura Houtz Waltz '02, Gracie Clevenger Roberts '21, Janet Dickey Seese '72, Theresa Beach Carlson '86, Natalie Geer '16, Michelle Howison Burkart '90, and Marcy Burgie Terry '00; kneeling is Cory Lawrence '11X. (12/23)

Levi Williamson '03 joined CREC Real Estate, a private equity real estate investment firm, as director of business development. He will focus on fundraising and growing the firm's relationships with institutional investors and financial intermediaries in North America and globally. Previously, he was director of business development at Optima Asset Management. (12/23)

Tami McCandlish '04 published a memoir, Let the Bees Buzz: Finding Redemption in the Aftermath of School Bullying. It became a No. 1 new release on Amazon. As a writer, speaker, and business executive for the past 20 years, Tami has shared her story with thousands. She is also a fitness coach who has inspired thousands to healthier lifestyles. She and her husband, Charlie, live in Ohio with their kitties. To learn more, visit

Travis Schwab '04 was hired as the head boys basketball coach by Newark Catholic High School in Ohio. Since 2015, Travis had been the head coach at Muskingum University. (12/22)

Melanie Hill Hooper '05 was selected as CEO for Camp Fire Alaska, one of the largest and oldest youth development organizations operating in the state, with a focus on equity and inclusion. She has nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience and has spent over a decade working in partnership with indigenous communities. (5/23)

Andrew Keatts '06 was hired to coauthor a new newsletter from Axios Local in San Diego. He previously worked at the Voice of San Diego for more than 10 years as investigative reporter and assistant editor. (12/23)

Reeti Khare '07, director of the Infectious Disease Laboratory at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO, is the senior author of a study that will help medical providers better understand the susceptibility of various nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) to different drugs. This new antibiogram will help providers make informed treatment decisions for patients with NTM. The research paper was published in the journal Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. (5/23)

Summer Quesenberry '08 was named the head coach of the University of Illinois Springfield's women's basketball team. She has been a college head coach for nine seasons, spending the last two years at Alderson Broaddus University (WV). (12/22)

Kyle Adams' '09 business, Adams Reichert Wealth Management Group, was recognized by the Wooster (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce with its Board of Directors Award. The agency was honored for its engagement in the Wooster community, giving back to many local events and community causes, as well as driving support to small businesses during the pandemic. (12/22)

Joe Duffy '09 was appointed planning and development director for the City of Maple Heights, OH. (12/22)

Earle Havran '09 was promoted to investment advisor at Key Bank Corp. in Pittsburgh, PA, where he ranks in the top five revenue producers in the company. He specializes in assessing and suggesting investment opportunities, conducting research to execute finance deals, and facilitating deals with investors. He also is a dedicated father, husband, and coach. He is pictured here with his wife, Melissa, and son, Michael. (12/23)

Rebecca Deatsman Heisman '09 wrote her first book, Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration. It will be published by HarperCollins in spring 2023. It tells the story of how nearly every major scientific breakthrough of the last century, from the invention of the transistor to the completion of the Human Genome Project, has been put to work by bird-obsessed scientists intent on following migration in ever-greater detail. (12/22)

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