Mark McLean '91
Mark taught at a middle school in Raleigh and then worked at RTI doing educational research. He moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and received his Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley in 2004. Now he is working for Bartle Wells Associates, a public finance consulting firm there. He and his wife Alissa have two children, Will and Molly. Email: email@example.com.
Bobby Bowers '93
Bobby Bowers is practicing commercial litigation at Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte. He and his wife Sandy live in Davidson.
Rafael Candelario II '94
Rafael is currently a Major in the United States Marine Corps and is enrolled in the National Security Affairs Masters Program focusing on the Western Hemisphere at the Naval Postgraduate School. Before joining the Marine Crps, he taught History and Gender Studies at Durham Academy. Since joining the Marine Corps, Rafael has served around the world in support of the "war on terror" in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti. Rafael and his wife have two sons, Rafael and Gabriel. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katy McDaniel '94
Katy McDaniel, 1994, earned her PhD at Vanderbilt. She is an Associate Professor of History at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. She and her husband have a 14-month-old son Hal and are expecting another baby in February. email@example.com
Rachel Newcomb `95
After completing an M.A. in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Rachel earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Princeton University in 2004 with a dissertation entitled “`Singing to So Many Audiences’: Negotiations of Gender, Identity and Social Space in Fes, Morocco,” a country in which she pursued research for her Kelley thesis. She is currently an assistant professor of anthropology at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and is married to Noureddine Bennani. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyndy Marion `96
Cyndy earned her MFA degree in directing from Brooklyn College in 2002. She is currently the Producing Artistic Director of The White Horse Theater Company in New York City, for which she has directed several critically acclaimed productions (www.whitehorsetheater.com). Cyndy also works as a corporate librarian for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Contact her at CyMarion@aol.com.
Jamison “Jamie” White ’97
After six years with a large law firm that defended clients against medical malpractice suits, Jamie has “done a 180” and as of 2006, serves the other side as unnamed partner in a firm that represents plaintiffs in such cases. He and his wife Kami have a son Ashton. Contact Jamie at email@example.com.
Brian Luskey '97
Brian has taken a teaching position in U.S. History at the University of West Virginia. He is also serving as book review editor for H-SHEAR. His book, On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America will be published by New York University Press in January 2010. His email: Brian.Luskey@mail.wvu.edu.
Molly McGehee '97
Molly is now assistant professor of English and director of the Southern Studies minor at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Heil '97
Henry Heil earned a master's degree in American History from the Univeristy of South Carolina in 2001, writing his thesis on school desegregation in Virginia. Since 2004, he has been teaching ancient, medieval, and American history at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry, Virginia. Contact Henry at Henry_Heil@woodberry.org.
Nelson Chandler '97
Nelson Chandler earned a law degree from the University of Virginia and is now a partner in the Charleston law office of Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein LLP.
Michael Kruse '00
Since graduation, Michael Kruse has pursued his journalistic interest in a variety of venues. He has worked for the ACC Basketball Handbook, the Prep Star's Recruiter's Handbook and PrepStars.com, ESPN.com, and the Times Herald-Record in New York's Hudson Valley. Currently he is a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, or what he calls the biggest and "best" newspaper in Florida. Michael is currently completing a book about Davidson basketball. Contact Michael at MKruse@sptimes.com.
McKeehan, Robert `01
Rob received his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in May, 2006, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review. He clerked for Judge Julia Smith Gibbons on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 2007 he began practicing law at Wilmer Hale, a large Washington, DC law firm, where he works with environmental and international trade issues. Contact Rob at email@example.com.
Michael Schaefer `01
Mike has worn several hats since graduation. He spent a year teaching English in Japan and another working to raise awareness on health-care issues with a public-relations firm in Washington. He earned a Master’s degree in Southern history at the University of Virginia. After working for a time with the Department of Education, he entered law school at the University of Virginia, from which he will graduate in 2008. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Bell-Kite '02
Diana earned an M.A. in History from William and Mary. She worked as an associate curator at Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens and is now an associate curator at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. She and her husband live in Raleigh. Contact Diana at email@example.com.
John Lambeth `02
John earned his M.D. degree at UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2006 and began his three-year residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in July 2006. Contact him at john.lambeth@Vanderbilt.edu.
Patrick Baetjer `03
Patrick recently received his Master’s degree in International Affairs and National Security from the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M and will return to Washington, DC to take a position with the federal government. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webster Harrison '03
After graduating from Davidson, Webster worked for two years with a New York City investment management firm, Lord, Abbett & Co. Currently he is in his third year at Campbell Law School and after graduating, will be working with a Raleigh law firm, McAngus, Goudelock & Courie. Contact Webster at email@example.com.
Katrice Borders '03
Katrice Borders earned her law degree from Campbell University. She is now working at the law firm of Corry & Luptak in Kings Mountain, NC. Contact Katrice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Dexter '03
Kevin graduated from Villanova University School of Law and is currently living in Arlington, VA. He is in his second year of judicial clerkship with the Honorable Judith E. Retchin in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Contact Kevin at email@example.com.
Patrick McShane '04
After graduating from Davidson, Patrick worked for a law firm in Charleston, SC for a year. He is currently a third year law student at the University of Mississippi and will be graduating in May. Contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Kota Morris '04
Megan spent three years teaching history and serving as Assistant Dean of Students and dorm parent at the Madeira School outside Washington D.C. She is now pursuing a master's degree in international relations at SAIS (Johns Hopkins international relations program in D.C. ) Contact Megan at email@example.com.
Laurence Birdsey `04
Following a stint at the Fairfield Greenwich Group, a hedge fund in New York, Laurence has joined the staff of the BECA schools as a kindergarten/resource teacher, in which capacity he works with “eager” Honduran four- and five-year-old children. BECA means “bi-lingual education for Central America”; check it out at http://becaschools.org/team06-07.html.
Wes Chaney `04
Having decided to pursue graduate training in East Asian studies, Wes returned to China for eight weeks during the summer of 2007 for intensive language study and has begun an M.A. program at Stanford and plans eventually to earn his Ph.D.
Kelly Carraway '04
Kell completed two years with Teach for America in Charlotte where she taught Spanish. She is now teaching Spanish and History at Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC), living in Winston-Salem, and loving her work. Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie McNab '04
Jamie McNab spent the two years after graduation working in Charlotte at Edgeview Partners, an investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory. Since the summer of '06, he has been living in New York City and working at a private equity firm, Sentinel Capital Partners. Contact Jamie at email@example.com.
Kate Auletta '04
Kate Auletta, class of 2004, is an editor at the Wall Street Journal's new lifestyle magazine and living in New York City.
Beth Daniel Lindsay '04
Beth Daniel Lindsay is currently attending Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Science as well as NYU's Institute of French Studies. Her email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally Stanhope '05
After graduation, Sally taught elementary special education for two years through Teach for America. Currently she is in Houston working as an elementary science and reading teacher. Having recently become certified in high school history, she hopes to teach history next year. Contact Sally at email@example.com.
Brody Dawson '05
Brody is currently in her second year at Chicago-Kent College of Law where she is a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and serving as a teaching assistant. She will be working at a large Chicago law firm this coming summer. Contact Brody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Jenssen '05
Brian is currently in his third year at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Having received a grant funded by the school's Pediatric Department and the NIH, he is taking a year out to research various ways to train pediatricians in counseling parents about secondhand smoke exposure, smoking among adolescents, and images of smoking and tobacco that teenagers view on the internet. Contact Brian at email@example.com.
Jonathan Bartlett '05
Jonny joined Teach for America after graduation and began teaching sixth grade in New Orleans. Seven days later, Hurrican Katrina hit and his school closed. He returned in October and began working for Save the Children, conducting psychosocial programs to help school children process their responses to the storm. He is now in his second year of teaching and coaching baseball at a KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) middle school for the creative arts located in the French Quarter. Contact Jonny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trey Straussberger '05
Trey is currently a Peace Corps volunteer in Bamako, Mali, and enjoying a teaching assignment in American Studies at the University of Bamako. He plans to pursue a graduate program focusing on the history of Mali.
Rebecca Behizadeh '05
Rebecca taught English to French middle-schoolers for a year, then joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for a year, and is currently serving as the Director of Family Services at Habitat for Humanity in Tacoma, Washington. She would like to apply to divinity school if she "can inspire herself to fill out the applications." Contact Rebecca at email@example.com.
Katherine Younger '05
After working for two years in publishing and public relations, Katherine will be starting a graduate program in Human Nutrition at Winthrop University in January 2008. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.). She married Matt Monson (class of 2005) in the summer of 2007.
Joey Bass '05
Joey Bass was named to the Dean's List at the University of Miami Law School.
Patrick Coman '06
Patrick Coman has been accepted into the master's program in musicology at Boston University. He recorded an "album" while in Berlin this year, which you can listen to at www.myspace.com/patrickcoman. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caire Shelhamer '06
After graduation, Claire moved to Charlottesville. She has earned a teaching license for elementary school and plans to teach social studies at the elementary level.
Megan Sparks '06
Since graduation, Megan has been working toward a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Georgia. She will graduate with this degree in May 2008 and then hopes to pursue employment either in a nonprofit organization or in journalism. Contact Megan at email@example.com.
Matthew Hall `06
Although his first year in law school at Hofstra went well, Matthew has decided to return to his first love. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. programs in some aspect of U.S. history. Contact Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley Burgin '06
Ashley returned to the U.S. after a year spent teaching at Zinyu College in Jiangxi, China.
Emily Moore '06
Emily Moore received her MA in International Law and Human Rights from the United Nation's University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, worked as a paralegal for a law firm in Washington D.C. and is currently applying to law school. Contact Emily at email@example.com.
Molly McGowan '06
After graduation, Molly worked for a law firm in Washington, D.C. In April 2007 she became Executive Assistant to Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Molly reports that she works long hours, answering personal correspondence and phone calls and handling emergencies but loves her job. She is considering law school in her future. Contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley Willis '06
After graduation, Ashley moved to Dallas and taught fifth grade for a year. She is now working for a luxury travel service, coordinating vacations, planning events, and doing PR for the firm. She also enjoys keeping up with Davidson friends by phone or travel. Contact Ashley at email@example.com.
Megan LeDell '07
Megan is living in Washington DC.
Alana Calvin '07
Alana is currently a business analyst for Prudent Energy, Inc. in Beijing, China.
Andrea Wood '07
Andrea Wood is working in Atlanta for the Georgia Justice Project (started by a Davidson alum '84) which provides legal representation, social services, and employment to poor people who have been accused of a crime. She plans to go to law school in 2009. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Richardson '07
Matt is currently a "wine" consultant" with PRO Wine International in Charlotte. His email is email@example.com.
Brandon Byrd '09
Brandon has been accepted into UNC-s PhD program in American History and will be attending in the fall after he completes his MA in comparative history at William & Mary. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily May '10
Emily May has been awarded a fellowship to attend the Shear-Mellon Undergraduate Seminar in Early American History. This highly competitive award allows her and nine other rising senior history majors from across the country to spend three weeks in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania doing archival research and working with historians.
Elinor Landess '10
Elinor Landess has won the Hugh Lefler prize, awarded by the Historical Society of North Carolina for the outstanding undergraduate history research paper on a topic addressing an issue in our state's history. Elinor's paper was her 480 senior project. Her paper examined preservation efforts in the mill village of Glencoe, North Carolina. She will receive her prize at the HSNC's semi-annual meeting and then be recognized at a luncheon in November.
The Department of History welcomes information from all our alumni. Please keep us updated about your adventures since graduation. Contact the chair of the Department, Dr. Jonathan Berkey, at 704-894-2529 or email@example.com.