2011; Summer 2017

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Megan Dancause

As our years increase since graduation from Hood, so do the accomplishments of the class of 2011! Emily Cucchi Raines is working as the Marketing Manager for Cetrom, which is a leading Cloud computing company. In addition, Emily has recently adopted a Shiba Inu named Luna. Phillip Yerby was recently promoted to Group Manager with Weber Shandwick. Julie Shenk is currently working at Mount St. Mary’s as the Information Technology Librarian. Julie is in the midst of planning a November 2017 wedding to Alexander Loy. The couple plans to wed in the Coffman Chapel on the Hood College campus. John Stiles was recently promoted as a Post Production Manager with Vice Media in Brooklyn, NY. Kristan Hawkins married Kipp Vermeulen and is currently working for Rinck Advertising based in Annapolis, MD as a Content Producer. Caitlin Salovich married in 2011 and purchased her first home with her husband in Orlando, FL in 2013. Caitlin accepted a position in 2015 as a Social Media Manager for an Internet Marketing Company. The couple welcomed their first son, Omar Gabriel, in September 2016. Prior to her son being born, Caitlin accepted a new position as an Email Marketing Manager where she is able to work from home. Sarah Mecklenburg is working for Montgomery County Public Libraries focused in outreach.  Sarah and her fiancé, Andy Polack, will wed this year on June 11. Shawna Lentz M.S.’16 is preparing for a job shift next year! Shawna will become a Math Content Coach at Twinbrook Elementary in Montgomery Public Schools. Shawna’s focus will be working with staff to build their capacity in teaching mathematics. In addition, she will be working with administration to analyze data and create professional development plans aligned with school improvement plan. Sasha Speakman received her MSW from the University of Southern California in 2015. Shortly after graduation Sasha joined Operation Progress to help with operations and run their LAPD mentorship program which pairs high-need youth in South LA to committed LAPD officers. Sasha recently became a field instructor for the MSW program at the University of Southern California. Sasha will marry her best friend this summer; August 2017. Elizabeth Arsenault recently moved to Raleigh, NC for a new job as a Video Product Strategist with McClatchy. Monique Sledd recently received a promotion as a School-Linked Mental Health Therapist and is on her way to becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor where she lives in Minnesota.

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