It’s been 2 whole years since we’ve graduated and it seems like this past year was a big one for many of us! Continuing our education, living and traveling all over the world, growing our families, and leaving our mark however we can! I’m so envious but proud of what we’ve been accomplishing! Here’s what some of our amazing classmates have done! Kaitlin Morris
Graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with her Masters in Social Work! And she loves her (really awesome) cat! Julanne Berg will complete her second year of National Service as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader in early September. When she has completed her term, she plans to look for jobs in the non-profit field back home in Maryland and in South Carolina where she currently serves. She hopes to be settled enough within the next year to be able to rescue a dog. Aaron Bowen-Ziecheck graduated with an MSc in Information Technology, Management, and a Organizational Change from Lancaster University Management School in the UK. In September, 2017 he will begin his first year at McGill University in Montreal in the PhD of Information Studies program. He hopes everyone from Hood is doing well in the world and encourages you to look him up if you’re in Montreal. Logan Bachtell graduated from Marymount University with a Master’s Degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology. Upon graduation she accepted a full-time position with the government and looks forward to a long and rewarding career. Travis Gilbert continues to manage the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society in Wilmington, NC. In April, Gilbert was elected as a Trustee of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, a historic 1858 opera house that is one of the country’s oldest theatres still in operation. Caroline Schuetz has been a preschool teacher since November 2016 and in August will be moving to Irvine, California with Alexander Jarnot ’17! Jessica Morales is now a current law student at LMU Law in Knoxville, TN. This past semester, Jessica was offered a position during the semester to work at the Sevierville Public Defender’s office, and was hired by her professor as a Research Assistant. She is currently working home in Maryland in Congressman Steny Hoyer’s office and in Judge West’s Chambers in Circuit Court. Although she is often consumed by school, she hopes to plan a trip to conquer yet another world continent! Nicole Kuehl Gingrich and Russell Gingrich were married on January 8, 2017 at Hood College’s Coffman Chapel. It may have been nine degrees outside that morning, but it was a beautiful day. For their honeymoon, they rented an SUV and drove cross country from Maryland to Anchorage, Alaska. Samuel Lopez started working as a full-time editor with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., in April. He also has an article in review for publication with Maryland Historical Magazine. And I, Sarah Tapscott has had quite a pivotal year. I bought a home, not far from Hood, with Owen Rosier ’16 and we have been quite busy making it our own! Being busy with work hasn’t stopped me from gardening, singing with the Choral Arts Society of Frederick, and doing lots of traveling. Life has taken me to Dublin, Las Vegas, and I may be heading back to Europe really soon!