Class Notes


Anna Vitale Lybrook ’79 and her partner, G. Richard Scholl, are celebrating their first anniversary in business together at Scholl & Lybrook, CPAS, LLC. They have worked together for more than 30 years.


Scott J. Russell Jr. ’82 a public high school teacher of business electives for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, earned a master’s in education administration from Shenandoah University.

Hope Tarr ’86 launched a three-part podcast trilogy, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911: An Emigrant’s Experience on Jan. 11. The series, a collaboration with Kilkenny-based historian/podcaster Fin Dwyer looks at the fire, New York’s deadliest workplace disaster until 9/11, through the eyes of two immigrant workers who lived it: Celia Walker from Poland and Annie Doherty from Ireland.

“ Many of the workplace safety reforms we take for granted today resulted from public outrage in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911’s wake; still, sweatshops continue to exist in the U.S. and elsewhere, with immigrant workers especially vulnerable to exploitation. ”

Hope Tarr ’86

Mary Chris Jammet ’89 was elected as an independent director of the Adams Diversified Equity Fund and the Adams Natural Resources Fund, two of the nation’s oldest closed-end funds. Currently a principal with Bristol Partners, Jammet served as senior vice president and portfolio manager at global asset management firm Legg Mason (now Franklin Templeton), where she was responsible for $20 billion in client assets.


David Levy ’92, ’00 has written several new books, including The Art of the Book Review: The Companionship of Cherishing and Revering Books as Prelude to Interpreting, Cherishing, Revering, and Respecting Others, Part 2. Levy currently serves as chief librarian of Lander College for Women, where he has constructed a set of 55 library guides, which include his own published essays in French and German.

Keith L. Ewancio ’94, ’07 was named the Community College of Baltimore County’s (CCBC) 2020 Volunteer of the Year. The annual award recognizes outstanding service and commitment to the CCBC Alumni Association. It is the college’s highest volunteer honor and is bestowed on one alumnus annually who demonstrates outstanding volunteer service and community outreach on behalf of CCBC through contribution of a significant amount of time over the course of the preceding 12-month period.

Guillermo Peralta ’95 and his wife, Erin ’95, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on May 5. They are both marketers and they have two children, Rourke, 17, and Liam, 14.

Kelly DeRose ’99 was named a partner at GRB&A, a full-service public accounting firm. DeRose has 21 years of professional industry experience. Prior to joining GRB&A in 2012, she advised clients at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for nine years, focusing on executive compensation planning
as well as income and estate tax planning.


Nicole A. Edmonds ’00 a corporate governance and federal securities attorney with both in-house and regulatory experience, has rejoined Troutman Pepper’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner. She is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Edmonds initially joined legacy firm Troutman Sanders in 2004, serving many years as a corporate associate and counsel with the firm prior to transitioning to her roles as attorney adviser with the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and as sole clearance counsel for the White House’s Office of Presidential Personnel. She most recently served as assistant vice president and corporate secretary with Washington Gas.

Yi Shrestha ’02 has been promoted to principal at UHY LLP, a national CPA firm. Shrestha focuses on tax planning for individuals, small business owners, high net worth individuals and international companies. She assists clients with estate and trust planning; often working directly with estate attorneys and trustees to maintain project deadlines. Fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, Shrestha works with international clients as part of UHY’s China Group.

Erinn Degnan ’08 has been promoted to senior manager at UHY LLP, a national CPA firm. Degnan works with various businesses to provide comprehensive accounting and tax services to business owners and their families. Her work includes planning and performing compilation and review services; preparation and review of financial statements; preparation and review of tax returns for high net worth individuals, partnerships and corporations, including multi-state returns; and tax planning and consulting.

Tony W. Torain II ’08 a shareholder in the Polsinelli firm’s Washington D.C. office, was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The prestigious recognition is reserved for a select group of lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.


Professional organist Kevin Callahan ’17, headlined the 6th-annual Sacred Heart Parish Christmas Concert in Glyndon, Maryland, on Dec. 11. In 2015, Callahan won the TU talent competition and scholarship for the keyboard division. During his college career, he performed with several ensembles, including the symphonic band, orchestra, chorale, men’s chorus and early music ensemble. Callahan was also awarded the prestigious E. Power Biggs Fellowship from the Organ Historical Society and attended their 2017 convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul on scholarship. 

Tom Howser ’17 has been promoted to senior staff accountant at UHY LLP, a national CPA firm.