Alumni News & Notes


Jenniver Heston

Jennifer Heston

Jennifer Utter Heston, attorney at Fraser Trebilcock, Lansing, Mich., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of administrative/regulatory law. Jennifer represents Michigan’s largest industrial energy users and independent power producers in the areas of public utility and energy law. She is a member of Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin state bars.


National law firm Wilson Elser announced partner Peter Lauricella was recently named the leader of the firm’s Albany, N.Y.-based Litigation practice.

Peter Lauricella

Peter Lauricella

John Bagyi

John Bagyi

John M. Bagyi was named one of 40 “Up-and-Comers” in the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys survey, published in Human Resource Executive. John was also selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in litigation law.

Fox Business News recently featured Leslie Tayne’s financial advice for married couples.


Madhav V. Marathe is one of three Virginia Tech professors named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, Marathe was named a Fellow for contributions to high performance computing algorithms and software environments. In addition, he is an Association for Computing Machinery Fellow.


Jamie Beale

Jamie Beale

Jamie Beale was named general manager of Agave Bar & Grill in Naples, Fla. Previously, Jamie was the wine and beverage director at Provence Restaurant, Milano Restaurant and Milano North Restaurant.


Lawrence Edson Jr. was named the Outstanding School Business Official of the Year by the New York State Association of School Business Officials in June 2014.