Class Notes July 2020


William Butler, SIS/BA ’61, was awarded the Gold Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for scientific achievements. He was also honored with two Festschrifts by Ukrainian and Russian colleagues, one by comparative lawyers and the other by international lawyers.


Maryellen Dolan, Kogod/BSBA ’80, was named director of real estate asset management for the University of Virginia Foundation, where she leads a team of asset management and facilities operations professionals. 

Steve Greenberg, SIS/BA ’82, won the 2019 Grammy for Best Album Notes for Stax ’68: A Memphis Story. It’s the second Grammy for Greenberg, who lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

Caitlin Whitehurst, SPA/BA ’82, joined Troutman Sanders as a partner in the national law firm’s finance and restructuring practice in Atlanta. 

Peter Deliso, WCL/JD ’87, co-owner of 868 Estate Vineyards, won the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Cup—the state’s most prestigious wine award. 


Roxanne Varzi, SIS/BA ’93, an artist and professor of cultural anthropology at the University of California–Irvine, was featured in the Los Angeles Times in January. She is working on a play, Splinters of a Careless Alphabet, about the influence of Western philosophies on the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

Sheri Bancroft, CAS/MFA ’97, was named one of the top 50 women in equipment finance in the US by Monitor magazine. 

Sona Pancholy, WCL/LLM ’98, was named president of Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms. Pancholy provides strategic leadership and works collaboratively with key stakeholders to establish and implement organizational vision and strategy.

Michael Dovilla, SPA/MPA ’99, was selected for the 2020 Presidential Leadership Scholars program—a diverse group of mid-career professionals who study leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of Lyndon Johnson, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush.


Bryan Drexler, CAS/BS ’00, was appointed director of professional services for the United Kingdom and Ireland by software company Talend. 

Craig Nazzaro, SOC/BA ’00, was elected to Nelson Mullins’ partnership in their Atlanta office. He advises on regulatory and compliance issues that impact the consumer lending industry.

Michael Masarof, SOC/BA ’01, released his debut feature film, First Love, which is available on Amazon.  

Sylvia Chirawu, WCL/LLM ’06, was appointed as a judge on the High Court of Zimbabwe in December 2017. She sits in the family law division.

Michael Inganamort, SPA/BA ’06, was elected to American Council of Young Political Leaders’ board of trustees.

Brandon Neal, SPA/MPA ’06, was appointed to the advisory board of Smithsonian Libraries, a system comprising 20 branch libraries serving Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers. 


Carmen Castro, SOC/MA ’10, married Antawne Jackson, SOC/BA ’03, on December 14, 2019.

Lauren MacDonald, SPA/BA, ’11, was appointed as an alternate member of the zoning board of appeals in Stamford, Connecticut.

Gary Norman, WCL/LLC ’11, was appointed worshipful master of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 116. He is the first master of the Masonic Lodge to sit in the east with a service animal. A longtime advocate in the disability community and for the use of service animals, Gary (and his service dog, Bowie) worked with his lodge to ensure accessibility and accommodation throughout his advancement. 

Avinash Rao, WCL/JD ’11, was promoted to partner at the Boston office of the Sullivan & Worcester law firm. He represents public and private companies, including real estate investment trusts and financial institutions, in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, corporate finance, and joint ventures.

Caleb Enerson, CAS-SPA/BA ’12, welcomed his first child, Kinsey, in January 2020.

In Memoriam


David Collier, CAS/BA ’61, SPA/MPA ’69, March 11, 2020, Stuart, Florida 

Carl Dutzman, SPA/BS ’69, November 28, 2019, Alexandria, Virginia

Edwin Bobchek, CAS/MS ’78, March 14, 2020, Leesburg, Virginia


Larman Wilson, December 28, 2019, Phoenix, Arizona

Roger Brown, March 19, 2020, Alexandria, Virginia