Carole Smith Neal
Lots of news to report for our class. First we would like to warmly congratulate Avery Beeson and Kim Meek ’91 who were married September 25 in a private ceremony that included their dog Skeeter. Congrats Avery & Kim! Olga Vargas-Lester wrote that she moved to Portland, Ore., two years ago. She is working at Education Northwest and her husband opened a Distillery Flooded Fox Den last year. Laura Knight is leaving her position as quality assurance manager at Friendly’s Ice Cream in Massachusetts to become director of a laboratory in Machias, Maine. Deborah Kelly, M.B.A.’10 recently returned to NIH, specifically NCI as a budget analyst. Her daughter Sydney is graduating from high school and will be attending St. Mary’s of Maryland in the fall playing field hockey. Her son Tyler is a sophomore at Linganore High School and her husband Jason is still working at Univ. of Maryland. Angelina Beres Kreiser recently took her daughter to Pittsburgh to look at colleges. While there they had dinner with Lori Voegtly Mizgorski whose daughter will be starting at Temple in the fall. Angela still works at Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation in human resources and loves it. Gidget Bunnell Valadez recently accepted a new position at MCV Hospital in Richmond, Va., as a registered nurse on the acute pain service team. She is continuing as a student and preparing to graduate in the fall with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. To catch up with our classmates join our Facebook group Hood College 1989 Reunion. Have a great summer!