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Third Religious Studies Student Elected to Seminary Presidency!  With the selection of Katherine Hancock Ragsdale (B.A., 1980) as the new president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., beginning 1 July 2009, three distinguished graduates of the college are now serving in a similar capacity.  Katherine joins Brian Blount (B.A., 1969), president of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and David Ellenson (B.A., 1969), president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, and Jerusalem.  Our best wishes to Katherine, and all of us hope she returns for a visit to the department.

 Paul Brockwell '07: Paul  recently began studies at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He's pursuing an MA with a specialization in magazine, newspaper and online journalism.

 Joanna Greer '07: Joanna finished up at Oxford just as the economy was starting to nosedive, so it took a bit of time to find a permanent position here in the USA.  September '09  she will start teaching upper school comparative religion and European history at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.

D.R. Hildebrand '03: D. R. Hildebrand, '03: After years of traveling abroad and two experimental enrollments the University of Chicago Divinity School, David began pursuing his passion for creative writing.  He has just completed his first novel, Walking Marina, a story about the underworld of the male modeling industry in New York City, and is currently researching for his next novel, set in a single room in the Wren.  As well as a writer, David is a fashion model and travels often.

Keaton Hyatt Hill'00: Keaton, husband, Jay, and their son, Errol, warmly welcomed Ellis Anders Hill into their family on September 11, 2009.  She is the first granddaughter for the Hills and Hyatts.

Justin Michael McIntosh'05: Justin will be ordained to the Diaconate on November 14, 2009 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia.

Kathryn Waller '07: Kathryn was evacuated from her Peace Corps Volunteer post in Madagascar earlier this year in response to the civil unrest of the island's central government.