15th reunion, June 5-7, 2015
More babies, new houses and jobs for the class of 2000! Lynn Whelchel-Wilson, M.S. ’07, her husband and baby bought their first home in Lititz, Pa., in April 2014. Lynn is proud to announce her new full-time job as a stay-at-home-mommy to Farrah Ripley. Lea Meyer and her husband Scott welcomed a baby boy, Asher Camden Horwath, on Dec. 26, 2013. Kayden Horwath, 2, is so excited to be a big sister. Jennifer Lidie Babu is still at Verizon and was promoted to manager last September. She is also active in her boy’s activities and volunteers for Pack 39 and Purcellville Baptist Church. Erica Crispens Sowash is working as a registered nurse at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She works on the bone marrow transplant unit and finds assisting in the care and treatment of this patient population to be both challenging and rewarding. Katie Ellison ’01 bought her very first home in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines, Iowa, this past November. She was remarried on April 26 to Rob Johnson and they are expecting their first born son on September 18. She still works at the Veteran Affairs hospital as the only low-vision therapist in the state and was just accepted into the Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure teaching program! As for me, Suzanne Benson, I recently left my finance role at The Johns Hopkins University for a position (working from home!) as director of marketing and business development for 858 Flooring, LLC (www.858flooring.com). I also blog about family-friendly news and events in the Baltimore/Maryland/Virginia/DC/Pennsylvania area on my “Baltimore Mom” blog (www.baltimoremomblog.com). I still live with my partner/one-day-hubby and three daughters (9, 4 and 1½ years old) in our Parkville home, just north of Baltimore and continue to keep in touch with other fellow Hoodlums, collecting news for the Hood magazine and networking on social media. See you next issue!