Class Notes (April 2010)

Tom
Burack (NH ‘80)
, Commissioner for the State of New Hampshire’s
Department of Environmental Services, was recently elected Secretary/Treasurer
of the Environmental Council of the States, the national organization of the
environmental commissioners/directors from the 50 states and territories. Tom also
chaired the Climate Change Policy Task Force established by the Governor to
develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the state, and now chairs the NH Energy
and Climate Collaborative.

Bill
Halter (AR ’81)
, Arkansas Lieutenant Governor, is running
for U.S. Senate: http://billhalter.com.

Chris
Coons (DE ’83)
, County Executive of New Castle County,
Delaware, is running for U.S. Senate: http://www.chriscoons.com.

Ted
Deutch (FL ’86)
, Florida State Senator, is running for U.S.
Congress: http://www.tedforcongress.com.

Lisa
Boulden Williams (IL ’89)
was recently promoted to Senior Vice
President of Affordable Housing at The Habitat Company. She is responsible for
managing all aspects of the company’s Affordable Housing line of business,
which includes 2,292 units of subsidized senior and family housing in nine
Chicago communities. Lisa is always happy to speak with Scholars about
nonprofit or housing opportunities in Chicago. Feel free to reach out at lwilliams@habitat.com.

Lauren Lien (TX ’04) was selected as a finalist in the Washington Post‘s Peep Show IV contest.

Dena
Simmons (CT ’04)
recently left the classroom as a middle
school teacher in the South Bronx and started Doctoral program at Teachers
College, Columbia University in Health Education. Dena received the 2010 Paul
and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and will be a 2010 Education
Pioneers fellow this summer.

Catherine
Neale (VA ’05)
, an MBA student at Harvard, was featured on the
HBS website: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/profiles/students/2010/cneale.html.

Ryan
Quarles (KY ’05)
is running for Kentucky State Representative:
http://www.ryanquarles.com.

Rob
Sand (IA ’05)
, a third-year law student at The University
of Iowa, was featured on the UI website: http://www.uiowa.edu/be-remarkable/portfolio/people/sand-r.html.

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