Alumni Accomplishments

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Dhaval Bhanusali M.D ('05, '10) was a recipient of the MSU Alumni Association Young Alumni Award in 2019.

Sarah Pomeroy ('12) was named an Assistant City Attorney with the Columbus, Ohio City Attorney's Office, litigating public nuisance and building code violation cases for the city.

Alan Lesgold ('67)  published his book, Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence, in March 2019. 

Nicolas Lira ('12) graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone and Master of Music degree in music theory. He then presented  a paper on Jean-Claude Risset's electroacoustic music for saxophone at Spectralisms II, the international conference on spectral music, in Paris.

Rob Galbraith ('95) published his first book, The End Of Insurance As We Know It in February 2019.  

Patricia Geoghegan (‘69) was a recipient of the MSU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.

Richard Bryce D.O  (‘02) was a recipient of the MSU Alumni Association Young Alumni Award in 2016.

Bethany Dickerson (‘17) was awarded the Baggett Fellowship, a one-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Robin Dryfoos Diallo (‘82) finished her assignment as public affairs officer in Baghdad, Iraq and moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where is currently the chargé d’affaires a.i. and will become the deputy chief of mission. Diallo is a foreign service officer with the Department of State.

Yvette Efevbera (‘09) is pursuing her doctorate in public health at Harvard University and spent the month of January collecting data for her research in Guinea, West Africa.

David Hanley (‘04) was promoted to Senior Director at FTI Consulting.

Nicholas Hill (‘74) was awarded a 2017 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Hill is a printmaker and artist-curator. His work has been displayed in the U.S, Germany, Chile, India, France, Denmark, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Jadel Hughes-Davis (‘17) was part of a team selected as first place recipients in the 2017 Black History Month Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case Competition.

Kathryn Kolasa (‘70) was named a fellow for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), which is the highest honor the ASN offers. Kolasa is a professor emeritus in the Brody School of Medicine at East
Carolina University and researches the identification and treatment of malnutrition and obesity in adults
and children, as well as methods in teaching medical nutritional education.

Jill Kolongowski (‘09) published her first book, a collection of essays titled “Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me.” The book analyzes the famous Harry Potter series in relation to themes such as heroism, happiness, racism, power, oppression, love and more.

Laura Azouz (‘17) and her research team wrote an article that was featured in Nature Communications.

Josh Rabinowitz (‘06) is the co-founder and CEO of Articulate Labs, which was accepted into the Health Wildcatters medical technology accelerator program.

Michelle Rogers (‘09) and her husband opened a brewery called Dimes Brewhouse in Dimondale, Michigan.

Robin Sloan (‘02) published “Sourdough,” a novel about a San Francisco software engineer named Lois who discovers a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology.

Stanly Steinberg (‘62) is currently researching the motion of proteins in cell membranes and developing mimetic finite difference methods for partial differential equations.