Alumni Updates Winter 2020

Miranda Gardiner (Bosch XXXII) was awarded the distinction of LEED Fellow from the US Green Building Council/Green Business Certification Inc. LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least 10 years’ worth of exceptional impact on LEED and hold an active LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. This year’s class of 25 LEED Fellows represent Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, India, Lebanon, Mexico and the United States. You can read more about this prestigious distinction here.

Brian Mason (Bosch XIX), currently the Deputy District Attorney in Colorado’s 17th Judicial District, won the November election to become the district’s next District Attorney. The 17th Judicial District encompasses Adams and Broomfield counties which are located north of Denver.

David Morrow (Bosch XVII) has recently transferred to Dublin, Ireland. He is happy to connect with any Boschies living in or passing through the city!

Denis McDonough (Bosch XVI), who served as former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, has been nominated to serve as the secretary of Veterans Affairs by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. Denis has a background in national security affairs, having served at the White House as the deputy national security adviser before becoming Mr. Obama’s chief of staff. In both roles, he worked closely with Mr. Biden, while he was vice president.

Peter Laufer (Bosch V)
and his advanced reporting class at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication published Classroom 15: How the Hoover FBI Censored the Dreams of Innocent Oregon 4th Graders. The book looks back to 1960 when the Eisenhower State Department refused to help a Roseburg, Oregon, elementary school teacher establish pen pals connecting his students and those in a Russian school. It uses the case to compare the residue of the Cold War and the Red Scare with the Trump years – and stars a stellar cast of ten-year olds.

Dr. Robert J. Devine (Bosch III)
was clothed in the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) on June 19 in its first ever virtual ceremony since its Royal Charter in 1629. The Liverymen (and women) of the London Companies serve as electors of the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of the City of London and the City of London Corporation. There are 110 Livery Companies comprising London’s ancient and modern trade associations and guilds. The WCSM has affiliations supporting several units of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and is actively involved in charities supporting vision research. The Spectacle Makers maintain their office and hold their major ceremonies at Apothecaries’ Hall, the oldest extant Livery Hall in the City of London which once served as the Dominican Priory of Black Friars. Robert was clothed in the Livery after receiving the Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall in 2018 (pictured below).

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