University of Louisville Magazine

SUMMER 2013

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Class Notes After winning the Boston Marathon in 2012, former UofL track star Wesley Korir, 08A, finished fifth in this year's race. Recently, Korir also won a different kind of race, this one for a spot in Kenya's national parliament representing Cherangany County. The new MP told Kenya's Citizen TV he was prompted to enter politics because he could not stomach the suffering of the people, which he believed resulted from poor leadership. He and wife, Tarah, also a UofL track star, also have started the Kenyan Kids Foundation which focuses on providing high school education for bright, yet poor, students in Kenya. Michael "Ogie" Oghia, 09A, is working with a conflict resolution organization in Bangalore, India, and building a project to foster critical thinking and effective dialogue. He lived for three years in Lebanon and graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the American University of Beirut. Brittany Cecil, 11B, has joined Masonic Homes of Kentucky as corporate communications coordinator. Prior to joining Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Cecil worked as a project manager at Bisig Impact Group. Brittany Dickens, 11A, is an agro-forestry volunteer with the Peace Corps in Jamaica. Dickens will complete technical, language, health and safety training and will work on sustainable, community-driven development projects that make a difference for the people of Jamaica and provide Dickens with leadership and cross-cultural skills she can use throughout her career. She left in March 2013 and will be on assignment for 27 months. Joseph P. Morris, 09GS, has joined the firm of Middleton Reutlinger's intellectual property practice group, concentrating on intellectual property and intellectual property litigation. Morris received his law degree from the Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2012. He received a Master of Engineering degree in computer engineering and computer science with a concentration in bioinformatics from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering in 2009 and a BSE in computer engineering and computer science in 2006. He also received a M.Eng. in computer engineering and computer science, concentration in bioinformatics in 2009. Let us know what's new with you by posting your information at UofLalumni.org/Class-Notes, or email us at myalumni@louisville.edu. Be sure to write "Class Notes" in the subject line. 58|LOUISVILLE.EDU Noteworthy Camaraderie. Competition. Lifelong friendships. Cece Hagan, 86L, a successful business owner, former litigation lawyer and a top amateur exhibitor of American Saddlebred horses, enjoys aspects of both law and the show ring. "You support everybody out of the ring and give it your best in the ring," said the reigning two-time World's Champion of Champions in the Adult Five-Gaited Show Pleasure division with WCC Billy Deluxe. "It's the same with a law career." Coming to UofL for law school "was one of the best decisions I ever made," Hagan said. She not only was able to continue her lifelong passion of showing horses, but her degree also has given her fexibility to pursue a variety of career interests.

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