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Dr. Donna M. Meyers ’89, D.N.P. ’13, Dr. Donna M. Meyers ’89 (nursing), D.N.P. ’13, had her Capstone abstract titled “Challenges of Contraceptive Counseling in the Primary Care Setting: A Retrospective Review” accepted for poster presentation at the 2014 Title 10 national conference in Orlando, Fla., in August. She will also participate in the discussion panel.
Valerie Richmond ’12 (music industry studies), joined the Marketing Department at the Houston Symphony. She joined fellow alumni Glenn Taylor ’03 (music industry studies), Georgia McBride ’06 (music industry studies), M.B.A. ’11, and Holly Cassard ’06 (drama/communication) at the Houston Symphony.
Gretchen Hirt ’12 (theatre/communication), was named communications coordinator for New Orleans-based public relations firm Gambel Communications. Gretchen joined Gambel Communications as an intern in June 2012, and previously served as the communications and marketing intern for the American Cancer Society of New Orleans.
Michelle Garcia ’09 (history), J.D. ’12, El Paso, Texas, was the recipient of the 2012 Student Leadership Award from the National LGBT Bar Association. She was presented the award, which is the organization’s highest honor for law students, at a special reception in Washington, D.C.
Ross Farbe ’12 (music industry studies), Ray Micarelli ’12 (marketing), and John St. Cyr formed the band Native America, whose foundations in spatial experimentation and radiant dream pop have earned it growing local and national followings. The band released their first full-length album, Get Well Soon, on Chinquapin Records in January and opened for The Shins on March 18 in Tulane’s McCallister Auditorium. (www.nativeamericamusic.com)
John Chris Bauer ’12 (religious studies), answered the call to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps by working with the Mental Health Advocacy Project in San Jose, Calif. He is among the 323 JVs living in 38 cities in the U.S. and six other countries across the globe who work at schools, health clinics, legal clinics, parishes, and nonprofit organizations to provide essential services, saving them a combined estimate of $6 million each year, in comparison to the cost of a salaried employee. (www.jesuitvolunteers.org)
Joseph A. Atiyeh, J.D. ’12, joined New Orleans, La., office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., as an associate in the Advocacy Department, where he assists clients in business-related litigation issues.
Peter H. Morris, J.D. ’11, New Orleans, La., published two articles this winter. The first is “Monumental Seascape Modification Under the Antiquities Act,” published in Environmental Law. The second is “Recommitting to Regulation of the Consumer Credit Lending Industry,” published in the Dartmouth Law Journal.
Monty Goulet ’11 (music industry studies), Austin, Texas, after having worked on “AAA” titles such as Donkey Kong Country Returns and casino titles, as well as developing an application for Jimmie “JJ” Walker of the hit 80s show Good Times, has formed his own development studio, Maestro Interactive Games. They have been featured in The Austin-American Statesman as well as various online sites for their already released projects. They are currently developing a title that is planned for the Playstation Vita. (maestrointeractivegames.com)