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Class Notes

Ashkan Mahdavi

Ashkan Mahdavi, '16 DMD and MBA, is pursuing further studies in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO). He is one of 18 licensed dentists selected from a diverse group of applicants to enroll in the new residency program at GSO. The program will educate dentists to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics while providing affordable care to the underserved population. GSO was granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in August and has begun efforts to provide the underserved population in Georgia with access to affordable orthodontic care by serving patients for approximately half the cost of private practice orthodontic care. His hobbies include watching the L.A. Clippers and other shows as well as hanging out with friends and family. He lives in Atlanta.

Magdalena Zepeda

Magdalena Zepeda, ’02 MA Communication Studies, this year was promoted to assistant principal at Central Middle School in Riverside, California. Her hobbies are long-distance running, mentoring, reading, and writing. She lives in Coachella.

Jasmine Crighton

Jasmine Crighton, '06 MA Journalism and Media Studies, recently received two advisor of the year honors from national media organizations for her work at Western Illinois University. She received the Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award for College Television from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to college television stations. She is news coordinator of NEWS3, the student-produced television newscast at Western Illinois. She also was recognized as Advisor of the Year by the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) for her work with WIU’s NBS chapter. Previously, she received an Emmy for outstanding technical director for a March 2008 broadcast at FOX5 KVVU. In 2017, Crighton was elected to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Board of Governors. She also serves as recording secretary for the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Before moving to Western Illinois, she taught broadcasting at West Liberty University and worked as the producer of WTOV9's morning show in Steubenville, Ohio. She lives in Macomb, Illinois.           

Dmetri Culkar

Dmetri Culkar, ’15 BS Business Administration, is pursuing a law degree at the University of Michigan. His hobbies include trying new restaurants and bars as well as spending time with his girlfriend and his dogs. He lives in Ann Arbor.