CLASS OF 2008 | 2021 | ISSUE 1

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Class of 2008 Scholarship

Jennifer Stevens ’24, Avon, CT

Class of 2008 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship

Robert Bourque ’23, Woburn, MA

Life goes on, even in a pandemic!

      Ulyana Sorokopoud Cubeta writes: “My spouse, Jezz Cubeta ’10, and I bought our first house. We moved our gaggle of three kids and three cats to Maryland to be closer to my job as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.”

      Cecil Apostol and Jung-Hee Oh ’07 decided to end 2020 on a high note by getting married (virtually) on New Year’s Eve in their apartment in Brooklyn. The two barely knew each other at Wes and instead first bonded at a NYE party that Jung-Hee hosted at her Brooklyn apartment in 2007. Joining them on this Zoom wedding were Wes alums from each of these class years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Promiti Islam, Sarah Fajardo ’07, Kate Reil ’07, Jessica Tsai ’07, Thomas Tachibana, and Nicole Hsiang ’05 each gave incredibly heartwarming toasts. Theodora Fan designed a beautiful three-tiered wedding cake. After the ceremony, all the Wesleyan folks split off into three different breakout rooms that were appropriately named: Tent Party, Party on Fountain, and Mabuhay Afterparty.

   Marianna Foos writes in, “Whereas before the pandemic, we would exchange actual house plants and I would help identify dead birds she found at work, Xue (Sun) Davis and I have been exchanging frequent texts about which plants to buy and which live birds she is seeing at her feeders. For Christmas she got me the perfect philodendron and I got her a roasting pan so that sort of ruins the parallel. Unless she uses it for poultry, I guess.”

      Janie Stolar would like to inform all eligible alumni who like cats and live in the Los Angeles area that she is somehow single. Katie Fabac reports, “I’ve been home.”

     Brittany Lyth (Marshall) got married in full COVID fashion in September. She writes, “My husband, Dave Lyth, and I got married on the beach where he proposed. Our close friends were identified as close contacts so we had to adjust our plan of hosting a small 30-person wedding to just having our parents, officiant and photographer present. It was perfect and better than we expected. We are currently living in Waltham, Massachusetts with our new rescue puppy Wesley who coincidentally was born the day we got married!”

ALICIA COLLEN ZEIDAN | alicia.zeidan@gmail.com