2015: Summer 2016

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Sarah Tapscott

It’s been a whole year, can you believe it?!  What a crazy and life-changing year it’s been doing so many great things all over the world.  Here’s what some of us have been up to:  James Sola began working as a contractor for Elanco where he has been developing both existing and new enzymatic assays.  Emily Eckard completed her first year of graduate school and will start full time fieldwork at Manor Care Pittsburgh in January 2017.  She is doing a Masters of Occupational Therapy program at Chatham University.  Adam Bir is a Financial Advisor with AXA Advisors in Buffalo, New York and lives in Tonawanda, New York.  Aaron Bowen-Ziecheck has been living in Lancaster, England while studying for his Masters degree in Information Technology and Management at Lancaster University.  He hopes to return to the US after graduating and start a career with an IT company.  Julianne Berg is currently finishing up her service year with AmeriCorps in South Carolina. Since August 2015 she has been working as a VISTA with the Palmetto Project and serving as their volunteer and story bank coordinator.  She finds the work to be extremely rewarding and wants to continue to work for non-profits in the future.  Andrew Musick started working in HIV research in a NIH/NCI lab at Fort Detrick.  He currently works in the Translational Research Unit within the HIV dynamics and replication program (HIV-DRP).  In May 2017 he plans on presenting his work in the 2017 HIV Dynamics and Evolution conference in Scotland.  Chelsea Rudy has been a long-term Special Education Substitute at Oakdale Elementary in Frederick County. She has not started graduate school but plans to pursue it in the near future.  Heidi Marino is currently a graduate assistant and in the ladder portion of her Masters degree program at Shippensburg University studying Communications with an emphasis in Strategic Public Relations.  Her Masters thesis focuses on the use of public relations to increase brand visibility for a fashion-based 501(c)3 nonprofit in connection with the Shippensburg University Foundation.  Stephanie Kelley graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Masters in Social Work and a concentration in clinical behavioral health in July 2016. Stephanie is now employed as a Masters level clinician at an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility.  For a few months, Cody Lopez was substitute teaching but recently became a National Park Service Ranger for Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland.  Russell Melendez works for the city of Baltimore as an Operations Technician Apprentice.  He’s responsible for keeping all the pumping stations and storm drains operational and keeping track of the amount of water being pumped daily.  He says, “life is great!”  Herman Cohee married Christine Carter ’14 in May of 2015 and celebrated their first year anniversary this past May.  He works for Amazon at the Fulfillment Center in Middletown, Delaware.  Maja Tavra got married and is now Mrs. Mendes. After graduation she traveled to California and Turkey and is learning the Turkish language.  She works with NCR in her home country of Serbia.  She lives in Belgrade but plans on coming back to the USA by the end of the year.  Naeisha Palmer is a kindergarten teacher in the Cape Henlopen School District in Delaware and recently bought her first home.  Alex Bodroghy began medical school at the prestigious St. Georges University in Grenada in January 2016 and loves every minute.  Jena Stone spent this past summer walking from Georgia to Maine. In April, Jena (trail name, Skittles) set out from Springer Mountain in Georgia to walk all 2189.1 miles of the Appalachian Trail with the hopes of reaching Mount Katahdin in late September.  Natalie Guerra has been working as an accountant for a small business in Alexandria, Virginia.  In a year she will be getting married to her fiancé Joey Maltais.  This fall she will begin classes to obtain her CPA.  Samuel Lopez started working in Frederick Community College’s Library and their Tutoring & Writing Center in April and gave a presentation on Frederick’s churches at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in August.  I, Sarah Tapscott am still Publicity Chair for the Choral Arts Society of Frederick and instructing local color guards.  In November 2015 I was promoted to Operations Lead for a 4-part corporation but I’m actively looking for opportunities in the event management industry.  I’m also beginning graduate school soon!  Keep an eye for my e-mails, send me your updated info, and keep doing great things 2015!



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