Kelly Candotti, Bus Ad ’08 is director of development for the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee.
John Brunner, Bus Ad ’08 is business development trade adviser, covering agriculture, food and beverage industries for the southeastern United States for Business France. Previously he worked in communications in Europe for the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers and the French Music Export Office.
Greg Schumacher-Novak, Eng ’08, Grad ‘2009 and Emily Schumacher-Novak, Comm ’07: son Benjamin Xavier born July 27, 2016. He joins brother Jacob, 2.
Kevin Konieczka, H Sci ’08, Grad ‘2010 and Jane (Derdzinski) Konieczka, Bus Ad ’08: son Benjamin Michael born July 10, 2016. He was 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
Jessica Watkins Hagen, H Sci ’08, Grad ‘2009 and Jesse Hagen: son Charles Henry born Jan. 23, 2016. He was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches.
Kristin (Notaro) Allen, Jour ’08 and Ben Allen, Bus Ad ’08: son Theodore “Theo” Stefano born Nov. 20, 2016. He joins brother Bryce, 2.
Alexander Parets, Arts ’08 and Mallory Loveridge: wed April 14, 2016 at Playa El Jobo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The couple lives in Washington, D.C.
Kellan Sams, Comm ’08 took command of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Signal Company in Vicenza, Italy, in June 2016. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands’ areas of responsibility within 18 hours.
Alexander Parets, Arts ’08 was named Distinguished Employee of the Year for 2016 at the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control. He is a political economist working on economic sanctions’ design and implementation.
Emily (Meckes) Hawkinson, Arts ’08 and John Hawkinson: daughter Frances Wright, Dec. 14, 2015. She was 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 19.5 inches. The family lives in Quincy, Ill.