Anne Hambrick-Stowe Rankin
Greetings, Class of 1999! It was great to hear from so many of you this time around for our class updates! It is always good to hear about what is happening in your lives. Michelle Chao Pearson is “royally” pleased to announce the arrival of her son, Marshall James Chao Pearson, on Saturday, May 19! Marshall’s 2 big sisters are super excited to have him here and, as you can probably imagine, they are quite the helpers.
Baby Congratulations are also in order to Erin Goodwillie Hantz as she and her husband, Thomas, welcomed baby 4, a little boy named Maxime, on Valentine’s Day. Maxime’s sister and brothers are 13, 10, and 7, and definitely keep everyone on their toes! Erin is still teaching English in Strasbourg, although she is fortunate to be able to enjoy maternity leave until September.
Shannon Desiree Mack graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Public Administration this past May. In attendance at the graduation ceremony were Jamie Szocinski Gillette ’98 and her husband Robert, and Erin Janney Kanner ’00, with her husband Jonah and son Jacob. Jennifer Massagli Morgenthaler ’98, was unable to attend but watched via livestream with her husband Tim and daughter Mia! This is Shannon’s second Masters, the first being a Masters of Science in Forensic Studies, earned in 2011. Way to Go Shannon!
Alison Gregg Dowd is still living in Memphis TN, and continues her work as staff psychologist, Triage/Consult Coordinator for Mental Health Service at the Memphis V.A. Medical Center. When she isn’t working, she fills her time with church, charity work, fishing, and playing with her cats. Alison loves living in Memphis, and offers a warm welcome if you’re passing through!
Becky Roman Annacone wrote in that she has been planning on running the 7.6 mile mountain run at the Mount Washington road race on June 16 and a week later compete in the 10 mile Tough Mudder obstacle course. All I can say is wow…and more power to ya, Becky! Hope it was a rewarding experience for you!
Kelly Poltrok-Germain has recently been promoted to North America Food Safety lead for chocolate and processed cheese within global food safety at Mondelēz International. Mondelēz is the parent company of Nabisco-Cadbury Chocolate and the NA business and R&D center is located in East Hanover NJ. Megan Reeher was promoted to Associate Director Quality Media, Becton Dickinson in Hunt Valley, MD. Megan is also godmother to Kelly’s second son, Owen Kelly Germain, born November 22, 2016. Owen has a big brother, Noah Ryan, born July 22 2014. Kelly, her husband, Ryan, and kids live in Dumont NJ.