2004: Summer 2015

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Chanda Gilmore

Michelle B. Donati-Grayman

It has been a busy year for the class of 2004 with many births and job opportunities. Erin Bernard married Ralph Rogers on August 31. One of the five people in attendance was Victoria Campbell Locane, M.A.’09, C’05, who officiated the ceremony. The couple welcomed son Rex Jameson Rogers on Dec. 9, 2014 and currently reside in Providence, R.I.  Congratulations to Sally Downing Taylor and her husband Iain and little sister Kaitlynd Rose on the birth of Jonathan Taylor on August 13, 2014. Congratulations also to Michelle Donati-Grayman and her wife on the birth of their twin boys, Moses and Elias, in September 2014.  Michelle was recently promoted to communication manager at AAA Arizona and received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award from the 161st Air Refueling Wing. Jessica Lertora married Jason Sweeney on April 12, 2013 in Pasadena, Md., and welcomed son Blake Silas Sweeney on January 10. Jessica was also promoted to lead counselor of the Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study: Secure Starts Program at the Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore where she has worked for the last nine years. Thomas Dasch, Jr. was promoted to Clinical Administrator at the Frederick Institute where he has worked for 10 years. Thomas also became an entrepreneur and started his own organic beard oil business, National Beard Company. Thomas and Melissa Janovic Dasch, M.A.’10 had their second child, Emit Thomas Dasch, on April 4, 2014 and are expecting their third child, a boy, September 2015. Chanda Gilmore welcomed her third daughter, Shelia Elizabeth Nandi Faith, on January 1, 2015 with her life partner, Arthur Kirksey. The couple recently purchased their first home in Delaware where Chanda is a doctoral candidate at Wilmington Univ. Sandra Delaney, M.B.A.’13 and fiancé Richard Horn will get married on June 5, 2015. Their daughter Chloe will turn 3 on May 26, 2015. Sarrah Kiermayr Yoder and husband Joel welcomed Noah Eron Yoder on April 19, 2015. Noah joins big sister Micah in the Yoder home. Wendy Cochran Taylor has worked as food control program manager at the Frederick County Health Department since 2011. Sara Lewis was recently honored for outstanding achievements in public policy by PLEN (Public Leadership Educational Network) at its 35th Anniversary Celebration.


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