Ed Cisek of Edgartown has become a performer on a Harold Team at the iO Theater in Chicago. A 2007 graduate of MVRHS and a long-time member of both WIMP and IMP improv groups on the Island, Ed studied at the DePaul Theater school in Chicago while taking improv and sketch classes at iO and Second City, the well-known comedy theater and school of improvisation.


Shannon Lobdell of West Tisbury graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Music degree on May 23. She was on the Dean’s List for the spring semester and won two Presidential Awards during Commencement exercises.

William C. Carpenter, a 1990 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, was awarded a Ph.D. in history at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on August 7. Mr. Carpenter lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Ellen, and is employed by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Glenn and Mary Jane Carpenter of Edgartown.


David and Rhoda Schwab of Vineyard Haven announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Schwab, also of Vineyard Haven, to Ryan Michael Doyon of Beecher Falls, Vt. Ryan is the son of Yvan and Paula Doyon, also of Beecher Falls. A Vineyard wedding is planned for the spring of 2012.