Alumni Class Notes for June 2020

Ariana Smith (’12) graduated from CUNY Law School and Anastassia Gliadkovskaya (’18) graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Brendan Case (’10) accepted a position as the Associate Director for Research of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University.

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Carl R. Swansen (’64) and Gladys (Lauter) Swansen (’61) celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on June 2.

Jane Johnson (’71) writes, “I was a student of Harris Burdette, graduating with a B.S. in Music Education. I learned SO so much at King’s, not just learning wise but in every way. It was four of the best years of my life. I vividly remember the Hong Kong flu! I presently teach the best piano students. I am married and we have 14 grandchildren.”

Nancy Morgan (’82) writes, “Steve and I became first time grandparents this month. A baby girl!”

Emily Briggs (’07) started a small business in Casablanca, Morocco. You can follow on Facebook and Instagram @casablancadonutshop.

Brendan Case (’10) recently accepted a position as the Associate Director for Research of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. Brendan writes, “All of us in the Case family (Brendan and Alissa, plus Amelia (6), Estelle (4), and Teddy (1)) are excited about our upcoming move to Boston from Waco, Texas, where I’ve been working for the past year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.”

Ariana Smith (’12) graduated in May from CUNY Law School with a dual-degree (J.D./M.A. in International Affairs) and through the Pro Bono Scholars Program. She passed the February bar exam prior to graduation and subsequently accepted a job offer to soon become the first female Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy.

Catherine (Ratcliffe) Denney (’14) and Justin Denney are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Elizabeth, on May 15, 2020. Avery weighed 7 lb 8 oz and measured 20″.

Anastassia Gliadkovskaya (’18) just graduated as a Toni Stabile fellow in investigative reporting from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She also graduated from the investigative reporting program at Columbia Journalism School with an M.S., May 2020. Anastassia is now a summer data fellow at THE CITY, an investigative nonprofit newsroom that covers the five boroughs of New York City. She writes, “I’ll be working on their coronavirus tracker and reporting on how COVID-19 is affecting NYC residents.”

Victoria Bevill (’19) and Jonathon Keeler (’20) were married April 16, 2020.

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