1996; Summer 2017

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Jewel K. Smith
703-969-0050
jewelsmith@hotmail.com

Nadya Marville Briggs returned to and “graduated” from Hood this May with a Master’s certification in Educational Leadership, Admin I and II. Congratulations! The first week of April, Piera Giroux Siegert was in the Maryland/Pennsylvania area for work and visited with Jennifer Wolfe Pupa, Dawn Mertz Day, Amy Vasbinder, Angela Schmuck Bond, and Hillary Glass. Angela hosted everyone at her home in Hanover, PA. The group last got together five years ago, coincidentally, the same weekend. Even though five years had gone by, since they had last seen each other in person, they started where they left off from the previous visit. They always find something to talk about, mostly work and children, and enjoy sharing memories of Hood. Angela also tried something new this past year and worked as a substitute teacher for Hanover Area Public School District. She also is a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. Angela is making the most of summer! In late May, she and Stephanie Auker Zweitzig ’95 took a road trip from south central PA to central NJ to volunteer at a goat rescue. They have both loved goats for forever and when a volunteer opportunity arose to help at Goats of Anarchy, they jumped on the chance! Goats of Anarchy rescues disabled goats from farms that are going to put down the goats, and from people who offer a handicapped goat to the rescue because they know they’ll be well taken care of. Angela and Stephanie enjoyed their hours of helping clean the barn, putting down fresh hay, and taking photos and playing with the goats. The car ride up and back allowed them to catch up! I have to add that the photos were great – wish I could share those with all of you! I have enjoyed hanging out with Reena Amin Borwankar – nothing link bonding over gorgeous wares and tea (two of my weaknesses)! She is a Senior Ambassador for India Hicks. My company changed our name to the Association for Accessible Medicines so my work email changed: jewel.smith@accessiblemeds.org. I also spent a week in South Africa and another week in Zimbabwe in March. Two very different but beautiful countries that are now crossed off the list! I am looking forward to reuniting with some fellow Hoodlums later this summer – more to come on that. If you have not donated to Hood this year, please consider doing so. A little can go a long way. One gift. Any size. Visit www.hood.edu/giving. Keep the news coming…

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