1998: Summer 2015

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Pamela Wilson Colaluca

Congratulations to Ann Frances Price-Davis, husband Michael, and big brother Asa! On December 16, 2014, they welcomed their second son Ezra Granville. Major Steven A. Czap is an operations officer in the United States Army and is stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He resides there with wife Marta, son Ian (age 7) and daughter Katia (age 2); and is looking forward to retirement in January 2016 after 26 years of service. Melissa Sines has a new position as the director of education and accreditation at Maryland Nonprofits and is an adjunct professor at Hood College. Erin Goley, wife Erin and big brother Beck were overjoyed to have daughter Remy Beatrice complete their family on September 5, 2014. Remy has already wrapped the entire family around her chubby little fingers. Erin’s lab at Johns Hopkins is up and running with four awesome Ph.D. students and a great group of undergrads. They were excited to have their first research article recently accepted for publication. Ginny Treanor lives in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. with her husband Steve, son Stephen (age 6) and daughter Genevieve (age 3). She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the Univ. of Maryland in 2012 and is currently the associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Jenna McCarthy Pietropola lives in Washington, D.C. with husband Matt and daughter Alexis (age 3). She is an avid traveler and has visited many countries in the years since graduation. In 2005, she received her master’s degree in accounting from George Washington Univ., and is a senior contract specialist for a government contractor. In April, Jenna hosted Robyn Ackerman Cranston and her fiancé for a tour of the cherry blossoms in D.C. Diana Guner Doss ’99 and husband Jimmy have recently moved to Dallas, Texas. Michelle Reed Bassett has lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., since 1999. She was widowed in 2002 when her husband Dwight fought against an aggressive form of cancer that sadly ended his life. As she learned, life somehow continues and in 2006, Michelle married Kevin Bassett. They have two blended families with four teenage children together. She is now working on her second generation of family members and is Grammy to Briggs (age 3) and Matt (6-months).  She is an independent business consultant working with Grand Rapids-based organizations. She also volunteers as a board/committee member for several non-profits, including Gilda’s Club (a cancer and grief support community), Funds for School (a literacy project in the South Sudan) and Our Hope (a women’s addiction recovery center). Rebecca Sunderlin Riggins is an assistant professor of oncology at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. In January, she was a featured guest on the Kojo Nnamdi show (WAMU). Rebecca spoke about the decline in funding for scientific research and its effect on young scientists. Rebecca lives in Fairfax County, Va., with husband Seth (a program analyst for the United States Department of the Navy) and daughter Sarah who will start kindergarten in the fall. Andrea Clark Mason and husband Tim Mason ’99 live in Lutz, Fla., and expanded their family in November 2014 by adopting son Gage (age 7) and daughter Faith (age 2). This March, Andrea got together with Laura Kontes Ames and sons Kevin (age 6) and William (age 3) who were   visiting from their home in Havre de Grace, Md. Angela Gennaccaro Brooke lives in Brooksville, Fla., with husband Aaron and daughters Alexa (age 8) and Aubrey (age 4). After five years of mommy duty, she is back to work as a clinical research coordinator at Meridien Research. Jessica Rollins Magno married husband James in 2003. They reside in Hollywood, Md., with their two children ages 10 and 8. Congratulations to Melanie Gorr and partner Paul Anderson who welcomed Seren Grace Marshall Anderson, born Dec. 10, 2013! Melanie is a licensed massage therapist at Ohana Wellness in Bethesda, Md., and lives in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. In April 2015, Renee Endia Hargrove became the associate executive director of Partners for Education at Berea College in Berea, Ky. Jennifer Massagli Morgenthaler married husband Timothy in November 2014. Shannon Mack ’99 was the wedding planner. Jamie Szocinski Gillette, M.S.’01, C’02 and Erin Janney Kanner ’00 were bridesmaids; and Stephanie Kane Mummert attended. The couple lives in Columbia Md. In April, Penelope Weiss Wagner and husband Matthew welcomed daughter Jocelyn Brenna who joins her two big sisters Isabella (8) and Juliana (5). Her family lives in Connecticut where she is a senior quality assurance manager at Aplicare, a Clorox Healthcare Company.


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