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Michael Barnhart ’08 (English), (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Lee Berg ’08 (music industry studies) (bass, vocals), and Rob Josephs ’08 (music industry studies) (lead vocals, guitar), along with Paul Brandon (guitar, lap steel, dobro), Marvin Moate (drums), and Graham Terban (violin), formed The Quaildogs, based in Atlanta, Ga. Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp, the band delivered their Extended Play in February 2012, and were excited to release their second EP, The Fall, in September. (www.thequaildogs.com)

Elisabeth Lorio Baer, J.D. '08, Elisabeth Lorio Baer, J.D. ’08, an associate at Liskow & Lewis, has been selected to New Orleans CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law 2014. She practices in the firm’s business and energy litigation sections and is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Young Leadership Council, and the Women’s Energy Network Southeast Louisiana Chapter. She also serves as a member of the Woman Advocate Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.

Shaawn Ali ’08 , Shaawn Ali ’08 (psychology pre-health) just completed his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from William Carey University in Mississippi.

Dr. Christopher Adams '08, Dr. Christopher Adams '08 (biology) was awarded a 2014 Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant from the ASHP Research and Education Foundation. Adams, an emergency medicine pharmacy resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, will use his grant to conduct a study titled “Survey of Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Education Opportunities for Students and Residents.”

CPT John Teschner ’07 (political science), O Fallon, Mo., was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program as a Field Artillery Officer in 2007. He is a graduate of the Basic Officer Leader Course, the Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course, Paladin Commander Course, and the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course. His prior assignment was as Battalion Fire Support Officer for 1st Battalion 2nd Infantry Regiment, where he served in Iraq as the Tactical Information Operations Officer and coordinator of all lethal and non-lethal fires in support of the maneuver mission. During his tour in Iraq, he spearheaded the Information Operations counter-fire team, which was directly responsible for denying the enemy the ability to conduct indirect fire operations against the Task Force. John’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon (2).

Barrett Stephens, J.D. ’07, New Orleans, La., an associate at the Womac Law Firm, was named a Rising Star for 2013 by Super Lawyers. The rating recognizes the injury lawyer in New Orleans as one of the most promising practitioners in his field and in the state.

Carlie Bloxom Spear, J.D. ’07, and her husband, Justin, are the proud parents of Elias Spear, born May 22, 2012, in Easton, Md.

John Shirley ’07 (marketing), Joe Shirley ’10 (music composition), and David Shirley ’11 (music business) formed the band Cardinal Sons. You can check out their debut video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0rkC_hAL6w and also download their four-song EP, Make an EP, (and one bonus) at www.cardinalsons.com

Jonathan Shaver, J.D. ’07, New Orleans, La., commercial realtor with Re/Max Commercial Brokers, Inc., was named to the “Ones to Watch: Real Estate” list by New Orleans CityBusiness. He worked as an associate at Wagner & Bagot before moving into commercial realty. His previous experience includes working as a commercial Realtor for HGI Realty, a law clerk with Ostendorf, Tate, Barnett & Wells, and serving as an environmental enforcement legal intern with the U.S. Department of Justice. He is an active member of the National Association of Realtors and serves as the candidate guidance chairman for the Louisiana Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members.

Amanda Wuerstlin ’06 (music education), New Orleans, La., plays violin and sings harmonies in Big History, a band that layers sultry, southern vocals on top of tinkling-pop noises and forceful backbeats. (www.facebook.com/BigHistoryMusic)

Heather McGowan, J.D. ’06, M.B.A. ’06, New Orleans, La., associate with Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, was named to the “Ones to Watch: Real Estate” list by New Orleans CityBusiness. She is the chairwoman of the Nuts and Bolts of Retail Leasing committee of the American Bar Association and vice-chairwoman of the Real Property Trust & Estate Law Emerging Issues and Specialty Leases committee. As an associate with Stone Pigman, she has represented the developer for the acquisition and financing of the Windsor Court, Royal Orleans, and Loews New Orleans hotels and the Canal Street Development Corp.

Sarah Weber Langlois, J.D. ’06, Houston, Texas, was named partner with the law firm of Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. Sarah focuses her practice on school law, representing school districts in governance, policy, procurement, and employment matters. She was named a Rising Star in the area of schools and education on the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and received the 15th Annual Jefferson Fordham Up & Comer Award in August 2012 from the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law.

Jackie Hill, J.D. ’06,, New Orleans, La., executive director of Build Now New Orleans, was named to New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Ones to Watch: Construction” list.

Ashley Gonzalez, J.D. ’06, New Orleans, La., associate with King Krebs & Jurgens, was honored at Louisiana Appleseed’s Good Apple Gala on January 17 for her volunteer work completing a white paper on in forma pauperis issues at the request of the LSBA’s Access to Justice Policy Committee. A pamphlet created as a result of her white paper will be used to educate the public, lawyers, clerks, and members of the judiciary.

Andrea Ganier ’06 (communication), and Dr. Nathan Wilson were married in a private ceremony on December 26, 2012, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Andrea is a senior account manager for iModules Software in Overland Park, Kan. Nathan is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Mass Media at Northwest Missouri State University.

John Creevy, J.D. ’06, John Creevy, J.D. ’06, has been named a partner at Herman, Herman & Katz LLC in New Orleans. He joined the firm as an associate in 2007 and currently handles cases for plaintiffs and defendants, including personal injury, construction litigation, property litigation, business disputes, class actions, and multidistrict litigation. He also serves on the Finance Committee of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Kelly Williams Brown ’06 (communication), blogger-turned-author, is having her upcoming book, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 387 Easy(ish) Steps, which is billed as a hilarious guide to all the things that young adults think they should know already—but don’t, turned into a single-camera, half-hour comedy pilot called Adulting by J.J. Abrams. Among the steps on Kelly’s companion blog (adultingblog.com) is “Facebook is Not a Good Place to Say Serious Things.”

Ian C. Barras, J.D. ’06, Metairie, La., was named partner with Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, L.L.C. He joined the firm in 2006 and practices primarily intellectual property law.

Robert P. Wynne, J.D. ’05, Houston, Texas, joined the nationally acclaimed trial firm of Rusty Hardin & Associates, L.L.P. Robert has almost a decade of experience in representing businesses and individuals in significant legal disputes, and has earned multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in both commercial and personal injury matters.

Laura Vinson ’05 (communication), Chattanooga, Tenn., was hired as the new external affairs/major accounts specialist for Tennessee American Water. She is responsible for developing, managing, and directing the company’s strategic communications and community involvement efforts and strengthening relationships with large customer accounts.