Kay and Steve show off their Maumee Valley Lifer Club t-shirts, married 60 years.
Marc Rayman ’74
Marc’s TED talk is now available at If It Isn't Impossible, It Isn't Worth Trying. You won’t be surprised that he talked about space, but his objective in the talk is to make a larger point that applies to many other endeavors. The event was on Oct. 24 but due to COVID-19, he pre-recorded the video at home.
Sara Alloy ’01
Sara Alloy (‘01) and Dwaine Williams were engaged on Nov. 14. Sara is an Associate Creative Director for a global tech consultancy, and Dwaine is a Senior Structural Engineer in the solar racking industry. They live in Washington, D.C. with their two cats and miniature schnauzer. They’re extremely excited to be planning a Spring 2022 wedding in the countryside of Northern Virginia.
Bea Christina Elliot Frankel ’04
Christina, Joseph and big brother Charlie welcome Perry Louise Frankel, born Nov. 4 at 7lbs 7oz.and 19” long.
Matt Kollarits ’04
Matt and Stefanie Marotta Kollarits welcomed their son, Isaac David Kollarits, on Nov. 9, weighing 9lbs. 14oz, and 21.5in. long. Jay (3yo) and Isaac are a happy couple of brothers.
Ellery Kate Lungmus ’05
Kate and Travis Lee celebrated their wedding on Nov. 28th in Elgin, Oklahoma. Kate and her husband, Travis are both stationed at Fort Sill, OK, where they teach Field Artillery Captains to be Commanders. They will both be promoted to Major next summer. Pat Lungmus, Carlyn, and Riley Lungmus were at the wedding.
Maude Kasperzak ’07
MUDE is an accessory and home goods line that aims to inspire fun and playfulness to every day through colorful, one-of-a-kind pieces. Featuring hand-painted and dyed textiles, MUDE products range from face masks, purses, pouches, and soft storage solutions. From start to finish, every item is designed, created, and produced by Maude Kasperzak in her Baltimore, MD studio.
Donald Miller proposed to Tajé on Nov. 15, and she said yes! Congratulations!
Quinn Bergeon Rusu '12
Quinn married Lucian Rusu on Oct. 5. The couple welcomed Madelynn Emery Rusu on Nov. 21 in San Antonio, TX, weighing 6lbs. 3oz. and 18 inches long.
Breanne Bergeon ’15
I have been working as a Registered Nurse since October of last year and have been on the front lines since the first outbreak of COVID. I worked as an RN for one year in one of the busiest Emergency Departments in downtown San Antonio. I then made the decision to transfer to critical care to help out in our COVID ICU unit. During its peak, the virus completely exhausted, not only our resources but our staff. At one point, we didn’t have enough ventilators or rooms to keep up with the influx of patients that were coming through our doors. People were testing positive left and right and our staff was pushed to take care of patients in the most critical conditions. With new information being released every single day, we have had to adapt daily to changes in care and policies, all while protecting ourselves and our patients. We are the advocates and voices for our patients. We are the communication between family and loved ones. We are the sole providers 24/7, 12 hours a day for this vulnerable population. We are their only sense of comfort for days or even weeks on end. The way this virus affects people young and old is different than anything I have ever seen. The smallest change in vent settings, drips, and care, in general, can be detrimental, no matter how necessary they may be. Nothing can be predicted. Never would I have thought that as a new graduate nurse I would be working in a pandemic but it has grown me both as a person and a healthcare professional. The experience and heartache I have gone through will forever stay with me. It has been a whirlwind of an experience and one I will never forget.