The Monday Catchup

Booker Gay Marriage

Senator-elect Corey Booker presided over gay marriages in Newark early this morning.

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For the first time, gay couples in New Jersey had the opportunity to marry this morning. This comes as the state’s supreme court refused to ban same-sex marriage ceremonies last week. Newark mayor (and senator-elect) Corey Booker officiated the marriage of seven same-sex couples. There was a heckling incident, but it was swiftly dealt with by police. Equality!

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Kenyon Alumna to Run the (Financial) World

Peyton Patterson '78, who has been selected to be the CEO of BNC Financial Group.

Kenyon is well known for its authors and scholars, but did you know Kenyon is a powerhouse for bankers? It’s true. As reports, Kenyon alumna Peyton Patterson ’78 has been named CEO of BNC Financial Group, a conglomerate of smaller commercial banks based in New England. Peyton will assume the role this September.

A political science major at Kenyon, Patterson went on to receive her MBA from George Washington University. Patterson has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry as has won a number of awards and rankings. In 2005, she was ranked #2 on US Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.”

According to CityBiz, Patterson said of her selection, “I am honored to be joining BNC Financial Group because it represents everything I love about community banking.”

Go Kenyon!