Class Notes – 2010-2019
Mark “Andy” Princehorn ’10 was named head lacrosse coach at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, PA, after successful stints at Souderton and Lansdale Catholic high schools. He guided Lansdale Catholic to consecutive District 12 2A championships in 2021 and 2022. (12/22)
Prat Agarwal ’11 is the cofounder and COO of New Incentives, a nongovernmental organization to increase demand for childhood vaccinations and cost-effectively save lives. In August, the NGO received its largest grants ever, $35.2 million from GiveWell and Open Philanthropy, enabling the organization to expand its work in northern Nigeria—an area with some of the lowest childhood vaccination rates in the world—reaching more than 3 million infants through 2024 at a cost of approximately $25.60 per additional infant. Working with government clinics and in conjunction with existing programs, New Incentives raises awareness about life-saving vaccines, supports vaccine supply efforts, and provides small cash incentives to caregivers after their infants have received the latest round of vaccinations. As of mid-2022, New Incentives had enrolled more than 730,000 infants in its program, disbursed over 2.5 million cash transfers, and saved thousands of lives. (12/22)
Tyler Cordell ’11 was promoted to associate head coach of the Columbia University women’s basketball team. She has been with the team for the past six years, serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Those years have turned out to be the winningest six-year stretch in the NCAA Division I history of Columbia women’s basketball. (5/23)
Tim Carney ’12 and Kate Raulin Carney ’12 completed the Great Loop, a system of over 6,000 miles of waterways that loop the eastern U.S. and Canadian waterways. It includes the Atlantic and Gulf, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, and more. In 2020, the couple took a leap of faith, left their jobs, bought a boat (appropriately named “Sweet Day”), and embarked on the journey. They finished in January 2022, traveling 6,202 miles in the 8-month trip. Learn more on lifeonsweetday.com. (12/22)
Anni Liu ’13 visited OWU to read from her recent award-winning book of poetry, Border Vista. Born and raised in Western China, Anni says, “My work explores distance and intimacy in my relationships with my family, with bureaucracy and state-sanctioned violence, racism and whiteness, the land, intimate partner violence, and the ‘minor feelings’ and major joys of being an alien and finding home.” After the reading, she answered questions and signed books. Learn more about her work at anniliuwrites.wordpress.com. (5/23)
Elizabeth Herder ’14 earned a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in molecular and cell biology with a concentration in microbiology in May. She started the program in 2016, earning a master’s in molecular and cell biology in 2018, then a graduate certificate in college instruction in 2020 during the Ph.D. program. (12/22)
Adrian Pekarcik ’14 is an incoming research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, where he is exploring sustainable practices for managing insect pests in midwestern field crops. Adrian credited his OWU honors thesis on the influence of land use on ant communities with Laurie Anderson for his choice to pursue graduate school in entomology. (12/22)
Benjamin Anderson ’16 was selected as a “21 under 31” by Southwest Art Magazine, highlighting noteworthy young artists. This national competition is hosted annually by Southwest Art Magazine, devoted to featuring the best work of artists today. Benjamin was a state finalist for California Art Club’s Winter Solace competition in 2021, and was juried into their exhibition, Celebrating California, in 2022. Benjamin has his MFA in painting, receiving his BFA in painting and printmaking from OWU. He says, “OWU gave me the opportunity not only to learn artistic schools of thought, but how to discover my personal voice as an artist.” He lives in Monterey, CA, and teaches art courses at Hartnell College. He is represented by the Carmel Art Association gallery as a juried artist member. (12/22)
Zahki Davis ’16 joined the board of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, which focuses on developing affordable and quality housing in Walnut Hills, OH. He currently is an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, focusing on transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, investments, and more. (12/22)
Areena Arora ’17 joined Knoxville News Sentinel as a data and investigative reporter. Previously, she was a senior sub editor at Glance, news publishing specialist at Reuters, and reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune. (5/23)
Zachary Miller ’18 won the 41st Publinx Championship, a men’s amateur golf tournament, in August in Wayland, MA. This win qualified him for up to five tournaments, including the 2023 Massachusetts Open. (5/23)
John Bonus ’19 joined U.S. Representative Don Davis’ staff in Washington, D.C., as scheduler/executive assistant. He served as a financial assistant at the Frost Group, the financial consultant firm of the Don Davis for NC campaign. (5/23)
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