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Rochester Review
May-June 2010
Vol. 72, No. 5

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River Campus Undergraduate: 1980s


Iain Currie sends an update and a photo of himself (right) standing in front of an F-18 fighter jet with Navy Commander Ken (K. C.) Marshall ’94. Iain, a captain in the Navy, was called back last summer from his job as a pilot at United Airlines for active duty aboard the USS George Washington, based out of Yokosuka, Japan. K. C. is a public affairs officer aboard the ship. The two “exchanged a hearty ‘Meliora’ upon meeting,” he writes. Iain sailed on the ship from Australia to Japan, and while in the Pacific, saw Alpha Delta Phi brother, Captain Jeff Powers, a submarine officer based in Hawaii, and Captain Daniel Weed ’91S (MBA), who is commander of Fleet Activities Yokosuka. “We were all overjoyed to hear of the promotion of Gretchen Specht Herbert ’84 to admiral,” Iain adds (see Class Notes, January–February). This winter, he worked in Haiti and Chile on earthquake relief efforts with the U.S. Southern Command, which operates in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.


Avie Tevanian, formerly the chief technology officer at Apple Computers, has been named the managing director of Elevation Partners, a Menlo Park, Calif., private equity firm. Avie will focus on investments in consumer technology.


Gretchen Specht Herbert (see ’82).