Anne Hambrick-Stowe Rankin
Hello Class of ‘99! Happy 2019! Congrats are in order for Stephanie Mellinger, Becky Roman Annacone, and Abigail Bowlsbey Lara! Stephanie was selected to participate in the 4th Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Baltimore, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Johns Hopkins University and other local higher education institutions. Stephanie and her fellow business owners graduated from the four month program this past August. Becky ran the Mount Washington Road Race (7.6 miles, 4,650 feet elevation, 22% max grade, highest peak in the northeast) on June 16 and the Tough Mudder (10-mile obstacle course) on June 24, 2018. It was a tiring month for Becky but she is anticipating more runs this year! Congrats to Abigail who not only graduated from Hood this past semester earning her MS in Biomedical Science, but she and her husband welcomed their first son, Lucas Ian, in December 13. As for me, Anne Hambrick-Stowe Rankin, last August I had a kidney transplant. I am glad to report that it was successful and that I am finally fully recovered! And finally the big question for everyone— who all is planning on attending our 20th reunion this June?! (How has 20 years gone by already!?!) I hope to see a lot of you there!