Marcie Kendall Gibboney
Greetings Class of 1987! Thanks to everyone who sent news. It is so great to hear from everyone! Doug White, M.S. ’94, has been busy at work and celebrated 25 years working at National Institute of Standards and Technology. The project he runs was recently honored with a National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award. Check it out at http://www.nist.gov/forensics/nsrl-award.cfm. Many classmates had kids graduating this past spring. Lisa Thomas Pfuhl’s son Christian graduated from Queens Univ. of Charlotte in May. Her daughter Jacklyn will be a sophomore there this fall and plays on the tennis team. Lisa and her husband Fred are checking off a bucket list item and moving to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Pamela Barres Fusco returned from San Diego where her son Robby graduated from the Univ. of California, San Diego with a degree in chemical engineering. He will head back to New Hampshire to live. She had all of her children in one place for the first time in many years! Her daughter, Stephanie, 24, is in Indiana and works in the banking field; her daughter Molly, 20, attends American Univ. in Washington, D.C., and is a political science major. Her daughter Emily, 19, attends the Univ. of New Hampshire and is an economics major. Her son Sam, 8, is going into third grade in the fall. Annie Wakimoto Patterson’s daughter Ali Sue graduated from the Univ. of Virginia in May with two bachelor’s degrees, biology and environmental science. In June her son Nate graduated from T.C. Williams high school in Virginia (Remember the Titans!) with an advanced diploma. Ali Sue spent two weeks in Europe and both kids went on a church mission trip to Harlan, Ky., where they will help refurbish homes with Appalachia Service Project. Annie started a new job with the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance and works from her home in Alexandria, Va. Lynn Herzog Parker celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with husband Bob! Their son Grant will attend the Univ. of Virginia in the fall. So excited to hear from first-time news provider Julie Ann Christman, now Julie A. Cook! She is currently a financial and legal administrator for Guardian Properties, LLC. Her job responsibilities include appearing at District Court proceedings and keeping updated on landlord tenant laws and overseeing clients’ financial accounting. She uses all of her Hood education, especially political negotiation skills, with all of the various personalities she encounters. Julie lives in Rohrersville, Md., with her husband Gordon and spends her time training and showing Arabian horses! They recently championed in western horsemanship and western trial at the Region 15 show in Lexington, Ky. Jill Kramer Hermes celebrated her one-year anniversary as the career center and office of service learning director at Hood College. She loves working with Hood students in all academic disciplines and guiding them in career development. She lives in Ijamsville, Md., with her husband, son and beloved golden retriever. Congratulations go to Stacy Lund Levy for competing in the Ironman Ceour d’Alene! While there she vacationed and visited Idaho, Montana and Washington with her family. On the home front in Baltimore, she is growing her art business at Lund Art Studios. She keeps in touch with Anna Leventis and encourages everyone to go to her restaurant, Sobo Cafe (http://sobocafe.net/). The food is outstanding! Teresa Rivera Bean is running for the office of State’s Attorney for Frederick County. In a recent interview, she credited Hood College for preparing her for the position. “I attended Hood as an all-women’s college and my education at Hood provided me with mentors, networking, leadership, sisterhood, knowledge, experience and confidence to run for this office,” said Teresa. She wrote that she recently ran into Dixie Miller ’72, M.A. ’77, P’76, on the day of the primary election and “she told me, ‘Dr. Lewis would be so proud of you.’ Thank you, Dr. Virginia Emerson Lewis for your inspiration. Guide me on to victory Nov. 4, 2014!” said Teresa. She would love to have additional campaign volunteers, please email her if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck Teresa and keep us posted! Thanks to everyone for providing updates and if you have anything to report in the meantime please send me an email and I can post it on the blog! Send pictures of any summer adventures you may be having with our classmates or your family! Until next time.