Sarah Haney Koons
There must be something in the air for the Class of 2008. There is a lot of happy wedding, baby and career news to share! Charly Mulligan married Bethany Culler on October 2, 2015. Charly and Bethany currently live in Hagerstown with their daughter Katelyn. Jennell Washington Lowry and her husband welcomed baby girl Alyssa on September 11, 2015. Marjorie Bodrogi Musary married Michael Musary, Jr. on May 16, 2015 in Reisterstown, MD. The newlyweds currently live in Prospect Heights, IL. Stephanie Garrett Soukup, M.D., recently finished as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital, and she will be starting as a primary care pediatrician in Olney, MD. Stephanie and her husband Andy had a baby girl in December. Candice Pfiester Moreland is working at Berkeley Family Medicine and Urgent Care as a PA. She has two beautiful little girls. Megan Tooker is working full time as a case manager at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, FL. It is a transitional housing program/shelter for homeless families. Megan will also be starting the Masters of Social Work program at the University of South Florida in August. Ashley Sirtautas Murphy, M.A.’11, C’10 and husband Justin, current Computational Science student at Hood, welcomed Ryker Madden Murphy to the family on January 16. Ryker was 7lbs, 5 oz and 20 inches long. The whole family is doing well. Amanda Jimenez Alley and her husband Patrick have been moving around; Boston, to MD to Maine, and finally settled in Rollinsford, NH with their two beautiful boys. Amanda keeps busy working part-time at the town library, blogging for two websites (Fit4Mom and Seacoast Mom’s Blog), and keeps active in several local mom’s groups. Patrick rehabs old mill buildings as the project manager for a local contracting company. Amanda’s godmother, Mari Padilla Spina ’86 was recently at Hood for her reunion and made Amanda so nostalgic that she is ready to come back! April Street Der had a busy spring. She graduated from Loyola University on May 21st with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. On June 17, 2016 she married Anthony Der in Elkridge, MD. Malissa “Mal” Lamont Petterson wrote a stage play entitled, The 800th Annual Salvation Swing-Off. After their premiere run in Madison, WI, it was accepted to the New York International Fringe Festival in August. This is her third show produced in Madison, with the fourth due to hit the stage in 2017. As for me, Megan Phillips Rosier, I am still enjoying my full-time career as an Accountant for FMH, but I also decided to take up a 2nd job as a Zumba instructor. Thanks for sharing all of your news and have a fantastic summer!