Alison Drum Althouse P’12
Sue Auger Manory wrote, “I had a great time at the reunion last June—catching up with Lynne Davis Anderson and all my other classmates! We had a great time exploring campus and Downtown Frederick. The winery tour and class dinner were so much fun…wish you all could have joined us!” Jane Brophy Martinez says, “Our daughter, Hadden, returned from Burkina Faso, Africa, completing her two-year service in the Peace Corps. She secured a job with InsideNGO in Washington, DC. Now waiting to see where Nate heads for his college adventure. Life is good, and we are so very blessed!” Josie Espino Calix shared, “This year, 2016, has been one of many challenges and many blessings. I lost my husband of 31 years, I have a new granddaughter on the way, and I am now facing breast cancer. I have been blessed with wonderful family and friends who are lifting me up and taking care of me. And above all, I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, knows me by name and is very aware of all of my needs. I am truly thankful for my blessings and my trials. I know that families can be together forever; what comfort these sweet words bring.” Paige Flory wrote to say that she is divorced, lives in Lancaster County, PA, has one adult daughter in Chicago, one son studying chemistry in college in Philadelphia, and a recently adopted a 4-year-old boy that came into her home via foster care. Currently seeking to re-enter professional communications, sales and marketing career after being at home doing foster care. Never too late to put a good Hood education to work! Judi Glaser Shaw said, “My husband, Steve, and I moved to Redondo Beach, CA, in 2013 for his work. We just celebrated our 27th anniversary this summer. Our oldest daughter, Dana, earned her master’s degree at USC film school last year and was married in MD this summer. Our youngest daughter, Megan, is studying for her master’s in Irish literature in Dublin right now. So we are big-time empty nesters! We love to travel and have spent our free time traveling around the west coast and going to Hawaii, which we hadn’t done before moving here. I am self-employed as a healthcare consultant, and have been since 2001, which involves completing and filing a lot of paperwork for nursing facilities. I love it because I can work anywhere and without any specific hours, so it is very convenient. That’s about it!” Chrysti Hogan, who coaches her school’s bowling team, is very proud of the fact that this fall, they beat a rival school for the first time in the 15-year history of the program. Once again the team is headed to the state tournament in January! Go Turkeys (the school mascot)! Christie Nicodemus Bailey, P’16, P’18 says, “My oldest, Katie Bailey ’16, now a Hood alum, graduated in May and for a year she is living in Paris working as an English teacher assistant through the French TAIF program. I was lucky to be able to spend a couple days with her in Paris in September. My second daughter, Samantha Bailey ’18, a junior at Hood, has spent this semester in Florence, Italy. She has been having a great time and looking forward to seeing her friends back on campus in January. I can’t wait to be down there myself when she gets her Hood ring!” As for me, my husband and I love living in MD and being so close to Annapolis. My older son, Drew Althouse ’12, just accepted an athletic trainer position with Madonna University in MI so he’ll be moving north soon. My younger son, Evan, lives in Arlington and works for JD Power as an analyst. Both boys are happy and doing what they love…what more could a mom want for her kids? Note: I apologize for writing such a cut/paste article this time, but my mom died this morning (Dec. 15, 2016)… I’ll do my best to put more of an effort into the next article. Thanks for your understanding.