2000: Winter 2013

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Christina Collett relocated to Lancaster, Pa., in February 2012. Shortly thereafter, she and husband Jeff Owens welcomed their second daughter Lakyn Elizabeth on April 17, 2012; big sister Emerson will turn 4 in January. Christina was promoted to senior sales director with Mary Kay this past June and is driving her third free car from the company, a new 2012 Chevy Equinox! Christina will celebrate her 10th year with Mary Kay in May 2013; she and Jeff, who married at Hood’s Coffman Chapel, will celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary, May 25, 2013!

Vanessa Voundy Hawkins lives in SW Washington, D.C. (right around the corner from twin Venette Voundy). She has spent three years working in Montgomery County Public Schools, where she feels life is a little better as a teacher. She has a beautiful, busy 7-year-old daughter who takes up all of her time and energy! Lynn Whelchel-Wilson, M.S. ’07 and husband are all settled after their cross-country summer move from southern California to Lancaster, Pa. She is still working from home as a technology transfer associate for Fort Detrick’s USAMRIID. Lynn “misses California shopping, but is very happy to be near her family again.” Tracey K. Adams still lives in Catonsville, Md., and is about to celebrate 10 years of working at The Johns Hopkins Univ. She started nursing school in the fall of 2012 at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex campus and is looking forward to becoming a practicing nurse. She can be reached at traceykiddy@gmail.com.

Jenifer Kilpatrick Sincevich, husband Alex and son Xander are thrilled to announce the addition of baby girl Triana Antoinette, born at home on July 2, 2012. The family moved to Hagerstown, Md., one year ago, and is happily settling in; Jen also enjoys being on the board for Hagerstown Regional Childbirth Resources. Jennifer Babu is coming up on her 10th anniversary at Verizon in February 2013 and remains in Purcellville, Va. She is busy keeping up with her two sons, Aaron and Nicholas, and has been married to husband Vino for 10 years. She enjoys staying connected to fellow alums online and also holiday get-togethers.

Erica Crispens Sowash has completed her third semester of nursing school at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Catonsville campus. She anticipates completing the program in May 2013 and sitting for her boards sometime during the summer. In addition, she and husband Eli celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in October with a trip to New Orleans. Nellie Daugherty still lives in San Diego and works as a contracting officer for the U.S. Navy; two of her sons now live in that area as well. She has two grandsons, ages 5 and 2, who live in Maryland. She occasionally gets together with Heather Roth. Aimee L. Kaplan is an associate at Collard & Roe, P.C. in Roslyn, N.Y., where she focuses on trademark prosecution. She is also an adjunct instructor at St. John’s University College of Law, a member of the bulletin committee for the International Trademark Association and serves on the board of directors for the Nassau County Bar Association. She was recently named a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012. Aimee married Justin Wright in August 2011.

Kelly Brooks is enjoying the autonomy and flexibility of working from home in Frederick as a freelance writer and editor; she is the editor of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine and contributes to other national and local publications, including Frederick Gorilla magazine. Cheron Jones lives in a newly designated historic neighborhood of Baltimore City, where she has resided for four years. After completing her master of business administration degree from UMUC in June 2011, Cheron joined the board of MATHS Middle/High Charter School and also promotes STEM through the Univ. of Maryland President’s Outreach Council; she even started writing a business plan for a nonprofit organization of her own. Cheron is excited that her son Dorian Hale will be entering into Gilman’s middle school this fall; she also welcomed her first niece into the world on Sept. 17, 2012. Overall, Cheron is excited about the possibilities for 2013!

Sarah Gulnac Wirth and family just bought a single-family home in Frederick. Her daughter started kindergarten this past fall and her son is now 2½ years old (“Do not forget the half,” he said). She stays in contact with many Hoodlums via Facebook. She and her family met up with Lisa Brown ’01 (who currently lives in Ireland) for the annual kite flying festival in D.C. this past spring. On Dec. 17, Sarah planned to be busy baking cookies along with Rachael Mock Phillips ’01 and Katrina Fauss ’01 for their 2nd annual Christmas cookie bake-off. Suzanne Benson recently bought a house in Parkville, Md., (just north of Baltimore) and is still working as a financial analyst with The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her daughter is currently in second grade––at the same school where Nora Bucke’s son goes and on the same block as where Cheron Jones’ son goes to school. She keeps in touch with a lot of fellow Hoodlums and enjoys collecting news for the Hood magazine.

Adriane Eader Shell and husband Nick just celebrated the first birthday of twin daughters Raegan and Kendal and third birthday of son Coledon in late September. It was a very full, but fun year. Professionally, Dr. Shell was promoted to managing partner at Crossroads Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) and founded Maryland Necropsy Service, both in Frederick. Check out www.carefrederick.com and www.mdnecropsyservice.com. Do not hesitate to contact her anytime at ashell@carefrederick.com or (240) 405-8252 with questions or concerns about your fur children! Shaunquetta Johnson is in her second year of teaching after having received her master of science degree in elementary education and certification from the Univ. of New Haven in 2011. Her daughter is in her first year of high school and is a varsity cheerleader. Shaunquetta still resides in Connecticut.

Class Reporter:

Suzanne Benson
(443) 517-3271

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