Class Notes: June 2021


Monique Fortuné ’82 graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a master of divinity.

Mike Morgan (G ’85) co-produces The Grand Life: Wholehearted Grandparenting, one of the leading podcasts on grandparenting, with his wife Emily Morgan (former English adjunct faculty).

Michael Graf ’87 was named one of the “Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch In 2021” by the International Screenwriters Association. He is also the inaugural Writer In Residence at the University of Wisconsin Institute For Discovery as part of their Science To Script program where he’s writing a screenplay, PICKET CHARLIE, an environmental action thriller.


Brian Piotrowicz ’92 has worked for Oprah Winfrey for the past 17 years, has been nominated for 7 Emmys and won his first two in 2020 for shows that aired on Netflix and OWN.


Megan Anne Stull ’00 was elected president of the Federal Communications Bar Association and was promoted to senior counsel at Google.

Adam Beasley ’01 joined the Pro Football Network LLC (PFN) as its National NFL insider and analyst.

Richard Washington III ’02 was named news director of Fox 61/CW 20 in Hartford.

Erica Ettori ’03 joined Marriott Vacations Worldwide as global communications vice president.

Brian Kanziger ’03 was named assistant news directory at WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.

Michelle Marsh ’05, anchor at WJLA in Washington, D.C., was nominated for an Emmy and an Associated Press award for best news anchor.

Ari Ashe G’06 is a senior reporter with the Journal of Commerce, a publication covering transportation and supply chain logistics. He is a recurring guest on Sirius XM Radio’s Road Dog Trucking Channel.

Nichole Berlie G’06 anchors Early Edition weekdays on NewsNation.

Mike Janela ’07 has launched Mike Janela Media, a talent coaching and mentoring service for aspiring broadcast and digital hosts.

Megan (Eaton) Hinds ’08 is now the senior manager of marketing and communications at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.


Tamara Vallejos (G’10) was named director of marketing for The Juilliard School in New York City. 

Katie Czerwinski ’18 is a motion graphics designer at Cosmopolitan magazine.


Julian Baron ’21 is part of a team nominated for an Emmy, and is chief of staff to the senior vice president of news at Sinclair Broadcast Group.

In Memoriam

Rick Bonnell ’80, award-winning sportswriter for more than 33 years at The Charlotte Observer, died June 1, 2021. He was 63.