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Bear Pause:
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Beth Davis '07 recently graduated from medical school and is about to start her residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. When it's not still winter in April, she enjoys spending time around the lakes, cheering on the Twins and Vikings and BBQing with friends. Learn more about Beth in the latest edition of Bear Pause.

Send recommendations of alumni you would like to see profiled in this monthly feature to Or check out our list of questions and participate yourself! Visit the Bear Pause archives to read past interviews.

Alumni Spotlight

Dean Phillips '87 won the DFL nomination for Minnesota's Third Congressional District at the party's recent convention, defeating his sole opponent, Tonka Bay Council Member Adam Jennings. If elected, Dean would represent a large swath of the west metro, including much of suburban Hennepin County.

Maxine Kaye Bédat '01, co-founder of the sustainable apparel company Zady and a leader in sustainability within the industry, contributed a commentary on fashion's carbon footprint to the Vermont news website VTDigger.

Matt Frauenshuh '01, CEO of Minneapolis-based Fourteen Foods, was named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2018 40 Under 40. Fourteen Foods owns and operates 207 Dairy Queen Grill and Chill restaurants and Braziers in 12 states.

Kathryn Moos '03 is co-founder of OWYN — Only What You Need, a vegan plant-based protein brand designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. She was recently featured on Women@Forbes ("Leveraging Your Track Record To Innovate An Industry And Attract Investors") and in the WhyIFight Q&A on

Javier Reyes' '10 band, Post Animal, is releasing its debut album, "When I Think of You in a Castle," and heading out on a North American tour. Read the band's commentary about each song on the new album and find their tour schedule on Track by Track.

Rory Taylor '14 has been selected for a Fulbright award to New Zealand. As a recipient and a representative of the United States, he will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic and scientific fields. Read about Rory's work in Native American youth advocacy in our Q&A "Champion of Change."

Excellence Accelerated

Farewell Door 22!

Construction on the new Blake Commons has officially begun. More photos will be posted to Flickr as construction progresses. Learn more about what's in store for our Blake campus in Hopkins.


Today at Blake

Winter and Spring 2018 Applause

Read this roundup of Blake students and faculty recognized for accomplishments in academics, arts, athletics and community engagement.


Notes and Reminders

Do You See Your Class Year Below?

Seeking Reunion Planning Committee members for the following classes:

1983 - 35th year reunion
1978 - 40th year reunion

Class representative opportunities are open for the following classes:

2015, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1979, 1976, 1975, 1974 (Blake and Northrop), 1971 (Blake and Northrop),1970 (Blake), 1969 (Blake), 1967 (Blake), 1966 (Northrop), 1966 (Blake) and 1965 (Blake)

These roles are a minimal time commitment and a great way to stay connected to your classmates and keep Blake connected to your class! To learn more, please contact Ann Ford '08 in the Advancement Office.

Class Notes

Please submit your news and photos for inclusion in the summer issue of Cyrus magazine to by May 1. We want to hear from you!


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