Happy Birthday!

We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (October 16), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:

Nathan Askwith MBA '11
I am still in Wilmington, NC, where my beautiful and much more talented wife, Sarah, and I are proud new parents to our beautiful and healthy baby girl, Marin Lucille Askwith, born on September 15, 2014.  Just prior to Marin's birth, I took a new leadership position with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy as the Instrumentation and Controls Components Engineering Manager.  I am cherishing every precious moment, God Bless!

Brenda Bwalya-Thole MBA '14
I am back in Lusaka, Zambia, working as the Country Director for Airtel Mobile Commerce Limited. Am so looking forward to this birthday as it's a milestone. I have just received an award for "Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2014 for the Financial Services Sector Zambia." It's been a good year and, to top it all, my daughter at age 9 has decided she was to become a Dukie when she grows up…

Corinna Chen MBA '12
I'm in the Bay Area working in biotech. My startup was acquired a little over a year ago, and now I work for The Medicines Company, who acquired us. I work as the lead for strategy and portfolio management which focuses on shaping the direction of our surgery business division through evaluation of new external and internal opportunities.

Marc Courland MBA '12
I am currently living in the city of Singapore. Singapore is a unique city ideally located to capitalize on the region's strong economic growth and has a strong Duke presence. Happy to connect anyone with an interest in the city or to learn more.

Christian Henry MBA '06
I am in The Bahamas running the financial and administrative functions at The Island School, the nonprofit school I helped found in 1999. My 3-year-old daughter is a student at our newest program, the Early Learning Center, and this week I am playing Captain Dad while my wife is in east Africa to finish her PhD in public health. We would love to see any of you Fuqua graduates on Eleuthera before we head back to Boston in the summer of 2015: Come visit!

Yvonne Ikoro-Stephenson '10, MMS '11
I am a happily married mother of three girls, and we own a home in the suburbs outside of Chicago.  I currently manage the logistics process for a major retail store. 

Kristine Laca '87, MBA '88
I live in Montevideo, Uruguay, and work for Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

Yaniv Levy MBA '09
I am currently living in Santiago (Chile) and work for Novartis Animal Health as CFO Global Aqua and Chile. We arrived in Chile three months ago after three beautiful years in Basel (Switzerland) and recently had our new addition to the family-a third baby boy.

Andrea Nathanson MBA '93
I live in Easthampton, MA, in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and work for Baystate Health as the Finance Director, Northern Region.  I'm married to Ellen, and we have a 10-year-old daughter, Julia.

Amy Newton MBA '97
I have recently moved with my husband and three children to Indianapolis after living in Chicago since graduation. It was tough to leave such an awesome city, but we found a home in a great old neighborhood on the Northeast side of Indy. I am working as a marketing and strategy consultant with a focus on non-profit fundraising and development.

Michael Sheckler MBA '92
I'm still living in Nashua, NH, with my wife and two sons. Our daughter finishes her college career in December, graduating with honors in May of next year. I retired from my life sciences consulting practice and joined New York Life to build a life insurance and investment advisory practice that I can one day leave to my sons should they wish to take over the responsibilities.

Mehmet Ekrem Ucal MBA '12
I'm currently living in Washington, DC, and working at Deloitte as a Senior Consultant. I still love to travel and will be visiting Turkey, Peru and Mexico in the next couple of months. I'm also planning a trip to Durham within the next year!