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Robert Sattin writes that he has retired from his law practice and has become the president of the Appleton Group in St. Petersburg, Fla., a company that manages networks of law and accounting firms and runs an academy for continuing education.


Flynn Picardal reports that he continues to work as an environmental microbiologist and biogeochemist and teaches at Indiana University in Bloomington. Under his musical pseudonym, The Icecold Archbishop (www.icecold-, Flynn has released a CD of rock music titled The Sun Dies Too.


Carolyn Holop Coleman reports that she became the executive director of the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center (SCCCC) in September. The nonprofit agency serves 6,000 clients with Head Start, youth counseling, and mental health and substance abuse services. Carolyn writes, “I worked part-time at SCCCC for many years while raising kids, Jonathan and Becca, who are both attending Brown University. Have lived in beautiful Santa Cruz, Calif., with husband Curt, a school principal, since 1979.” . . . Jay Tepp has been appointed a director at Ryan, a tax services firm with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada. Jay will codirect the unclaimed property consulting practice. Jay has an MBA and CPA and has worked in unclaimed property for the past 12 years, most recently at Affiliated Computer Services, a Fortune 500 company. Jay lives in Fair Lawn, N.J., with his wife, Laurie, and two children, Jonathan (16) and Rebecca (13).


Alan Dutton writes that he has been appointed interim chair of the department of geological sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He joined the department as an associate professor in 2004 after 22 years as a research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.


Kevin McDermott writes, “My new play, Our Intoxication, has been selected for the spring theater festival at Manhattan Repertory Theatre here in New York. Performance dates are in late May.” . . . Mary Minto Sweeney sends a photo to announce her marriage to Steven Wootton on May 19, 2007. She writes, “We’re currently living in Walworth, just east of Rochester. I’m working at Nazareth College as a clinical assistant professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders. Steve is a software engineer working for Applied Materials. We’ve both really enjoyed attending Meliora Weekends. We keep in touch with several of my friends from UR, many of whom are still living in the Rochester area.”


Clint Conley announces that three of his band’s early recordings have been reissued on Matador Records. He writes, “Mission of Burma is, at this point, an occasional phenomenon. (I am a television producer at the ABC affiliate in Boston.) But it is too ridiculously fun to give up. This summer, Mission of Burma will be playing several festivals—in Barcelona, Paris, and Chicago.” . . . Terry Gillen reports that she was named senior advisor to the mayor of Philadelphia. Terry advises the mayor on economic development issues. Prior to joining the Michael Nutter campaign, she was the chief executive officer of the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.


Jane Dubin ’79 (MS) announces that her theater production company, Double Play Connections ( was a coproducer, along with Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, of the off-Broadway hit Beebo Brinker Chronicles this spring. The show won the 2008 GLAAD Media Award for Theater-Broadway/Off Broadway. She writes, “This summer, Double Play will present a new musical, OPA!, about life and love on a forgotten Grecian isle.” . . . Maureen Picard Robins has published a new book of poems called The Transmigration of Souls (Finishing Line Press).


Sharon Porcellio has been appointed cochair of the advisory group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council. Sharon, a partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, will help promote communication between the state and federal courts in New York and address issues of common interest to them. She and husband, Joseph Kubarek, live in Orchard Park, N.Y.