Namaste, Class of 2013! As always, we’re continuing to lead beautiful and exciting lives. Elizabeth Garner Drummond and husband Scott Drummond welcomed their second baby girl, Cailin Faye Drummond, on April 9th 2019. Jordan Atha married Mikhael Weaver on March 8, 2019 in Washington County, Md. Kellie Duncan Clairmont and husband Matt welcomed their second daughter, Sadie Rose Clairmont on January 4, 2019. Andrea Zona Baker and husband James Baker ‘15 welcomed their second child, Avery Gabriella Baker…also born on January 4, 2019! Future members of the Hood College Class of 2041? Andrea is continuing her work with Frederick’s Woman to Woman Mentoring.
In May, Mi’kea Bowie Hawkins received her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teacher leadership. This July, she and her husband Adrian, will welcome their second child, a girl. Carly Oeller received her certificate in organizational management from the Hood College Graduate School. Breanne Carbaugh started a new position at Coastal Hospice where she’ll be a bereavement counselor working with children and teenagers who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Nicole Tabbachino, LMSW is opening The Orenda Center of Wellness this summer. The Orenda Center is an inpatient women’s substance abuse treatment facility and an outpatient women, men, and children’s substance abuse and mental health treatment facility. Inpatient services will be in Sabillasville, MD and outpatient services will be in Frederick, MD. Ashley Birdsell is enjoying her work in DC as the Director of Marketing and Sales at the National Theatre, is a board member for both Story District and Rorschach Theatre, and volunteers with the Smithsonian National Zoo. Amanda Blakeslee Darling and husband Will welcomed their daughter Emma Mae on June 16, 2019. Baby, Mom, Dad, Emma and big brother Willie are all doing well and look forward to the 2019 alumni field hockey game this coming fall.
Aimee Smith wrapped up her 6th year as a Special Education Teacher for Heather Ridge School in Frederick County. She was named Heather Ridge School Teacher of the Year and Frederick County Public Schools Outstanding Special Educator of the Year. William Lewis is engaged to Robin Samek. He is also teaching theater and voice, directing shows, and has returned to the classroom for his secondary education teaching certificate! MJ Swicegood completed her PMP certification and was accepted into Johns Hopkins Masters of Biotechnology program.
Nicola Sussman received her Masters in Reading Specialization at Hood and walked at commencement for a second time! And I, Elaheh Eghbal, recently joined the team at Go2s, a social networking platform and community app and the board for Aythos, an NGO that does work in Nepal. I also spent two weeks trekking through the Himalayan mountains! Keep soaring, everyone!