1. 1987: Summer 2015


    Marcie Kendall Gibboney

    Hope this finds everyone enjoying summer! It was great to hear from a bunch of classmates especially those who were willing to share how they spent their BIG 5-0. In true Hood fashion, there was a lot of celebrating!! Beth Hawkins Perry, Scarlett Kinley, Lori Haugen Maze, Cathy Gillespie Hopper, Mary Beth Hession Blow ’88 and Jaime Boyce Lacey ’90 had a “mini-reunion” in Baltimore in March. It was decided that as they passed and approached the big 5-0, they were all looking remarkably similar to their Hood Days! Lucy Noepel was unable to make the trip from snowy New Hampshire since she was moving to a new home. Lucy celebrated her 50th with friends and also mentioned a trip to visit Scarlett in February. In April, she took a trip with her mom to Hood and they visited with Lori Haugen Maze. Maria Viola-Cable celebrated in April with a trip to Paris with her husband! One of the highlights of her trip was having champagne and dinner with fellow Hoodlum, Kay Nicholas Guillot. They hadn’t seen each other in 26 years, but it was as if no time had passed–Hood friendships last a lifetime! She added that the weather in Paris was fabulous and the trip was magical. 50 is off to a great start! Lynn Herzog Parker hit a few milestones this year so far–not only celebrating her 5-0 but also 26 years of marriage with her husband Bob. Her son Grant also just finished his first year of college at UVA. Robin Samuelman Kalfaian’s daughter Kate (age 21), graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., this spring. She is moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., to be a 3rd grade teacher. Her younger daughter Annie (age 19) just completed her sophomore year at James Madison Univ., in Virginia where she is studying speech and language pathology and communication disorders. They are spending time at home before heading off to Europe. Robin noted that she gets together with Lisa Edwards, Audrey MacDonald Wilcox ’86, Gretchen Miller-Anderson ’86, Lisa O’Brien ’86 and Deb Daly McClelland ’86 as much as they can! It was great to hear from Cindy Bull Zeller, P’17. She has a daughter Emily Zeller ’17 who is a rising junior at Hood pursuing a degree in English secondary education. Her daughter Julianne was born two days after the last reunion that I attended and will be a freshman at Towson Univ., in the fall. Her husband John is a retired Maryland State Trooper currently working as an investigator for the Maryland Lottery. Cindy has had a long and winding career in biomedical and forensic science leading to her favorite career so far, an associate professor at Towson Univ., where she’s taught Forensic DNA Analysis to both undergraduate and graduate students for the last 10 years. She was honored to receive the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Teaching in 2013, an honor for which she can thank her professors at Hood who inspired her and became her role models whether they realized it or not. Happy 50th to everyone reaching that milestone this year…I think we all can agree that 50 really is the new 40! Thanks to everyone who sent an email with an update!  And, remember, you can send news anytime and I’ll update the blog. In the meantime, it is great to keep in touch with everyone on Facebook and hope to hear from you all soon!

  2. 1987: Summer 2014


    Greetings Class of 1987!  Thanks for everyone who sent news.  It is so great to hear from everyone!  Doug White has been busy at work and celebrated 25 years working at NIST.  The project he runs was recently honored with a National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award.  Check it out here:  http://www.nist.gov/forensics/nsrl-award.cfm and congrats to Doug.

    Lots of classmates had kids graduating this past spring.  Lisa Pfuhl‘s son, Christian, graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in May.  Her daughter, Jacklyn, will be a sophomore there this fall and plays on the tennis team. Lisa and her husband, Fred, are checking off a bucket list item and moving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Pamela Barres Fusco just returned from San Diego where her son, Robby, graduated from the University of California San Diego with a degree in Chemical Engineering.   He will be heading back to New Hampshire to live.  She had all of her children in one place for the first time in many years!  Her daughter, Stephanie (24), is from Indiana and works in the banking field; her daughter, Molly (20), is attending the American University in Washington, D.C. and is a political science major.  Her daughter, Emily (19), attends the University of New Hampshire and she is a economics major.  And, her son , Sam (8) is going into 3rd grade this fall.  Annie Wakimoto Patterson’s daughter, Ali Sue, graduated from the University of Virginia in May with two BS degrees, Biology and Environmental Science.  Her son, Nate, graduated, from T.C. Williams high school (Remember the Titans!) in June with an Advanced Diploma.  Ali Sue recently spent two weeks in Europe and both kids went on a church mission trip to Harlan, KY where they will help refurbish homes with Appalachia Service Project.  Annie recently started a new job with the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance and is working from her home in Alexandria, VA.

    Lynn Herzog Parker celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with husband, Bob!  Their son, Grant, will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall.

    So excited to hear from first-time news provider, Julie Ann Christman, now Julie A. Cook!  She is currently a financial and legal administrator for Guardian Properties, LLC.  Her job responsibilities include appearing at District Court proceedings and keeping updated on landlord tenant laws and overseeing clients’ financial accounting.  She uses all of her Hood eduction especially political negotiation skills with all of the various personalities she encounters.  Julie lives in Rohrersville, MD with her husband, Gordon, and spends her time training and showing Arabian horses!  They recently championed in western horsemanship and western trial at the Region 15 show in Lexington.

    Jill Kramer Hermes celebrated her one year anniversary on July 1 as the Career Center and Office of Service Learning Director at Hood College.  She loves working with Hood students in all academic disciplines and guiding them in career development.  She lives in Ijamsville, MD with her husband, son, and beloved Golden Retriever.

    Congratulations go to Stacy Lund Levy for competing in the Ironman Ceour d’Alene!  While there, she also vacationed and visited Idaho, Montana and Washington with her family.  On the homefront in Baltimore, she is growing her art business at Lund Art Studios.  She also keeps in touch with Anna Leventis and encourages everyone to go to her restaurant, Sobo Cafe (http://sobocafe.net/).  The food is outstanding!!

    Teresa Rivera Bean is running for the office of State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland.  In a recent interview she credited Hood College for preparing her for the position. “I attended Hood as an all women’s college and my education at Hood provided me with mentors, networking, leadership, sisterhood, knowledge, experience, and confidence to run for this office.”  Teresa wrote that she recently ran into Dixie Miller on the day of the primary election and she told me “Dr. Lewis would be so proud of you.”  Thank you Dr. Virginia Emerson Lewis for your inspiration.  Guide me on to victory on November 4, 2014!  Teresa would love to have some additional campaign volunteers so please email her if you can help at teresabeanforstatesattorney@gmail.com.
    Good luck Teresa and keep us posted!!
    Thanks to everyone for providing updates and if you have anything to report in the meantime, please send me an email and I can post it on the blog!  Send pictures too of any summer adventures you may be having with our classmates or your family!  Until next time…


  3. 1987: Winter 2014


    Greetings to the Class of 1987!  Thanks again to everyone who answered my last minute email for class news!  Note that you can find the news on the Hood website.  You can also add comments and updates at any time.  Pretty great.  Also, if you have pictures that you like to include with your updates, please send them as well and I can add them to the blog.

    Jennifer Stoll DeGross wrote with an update for a few of our classmates.  It looks like Molly Reeder and her husband, Doug Chamberlain, moved back to the DC area and are living in Bethesda.  Their twin boys just turned 6 years old.  Jennifer and Molly just joined a few other alum at a birthday lunch for Kit Berriman Snodgrass ’86 and Faye Phillips.  Faye and her husband James live on Capitol Hill with their two kids, Grace, 14 and Jim, 16.  Jennifer and husband, Trey, still live in Arlington with their son John-Pierce, 17.  They recently went to the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game during a trip to South Bend, Indiana.

    Anna Leventis just celebrated the two year anniversary of her restaurant, SoBo Café, in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore.  She is loving the career change!  Laura Zaccardi recently made a surprise visit.

    Andrew Brandler retired from his position as Program Manager for the Radiologic Technology program at St. John’s River State College in St. Augustine, Florida to start Select Coffee Service, a coffee service that provides gourmet coffee beverages to businesses.  He also teaches as an adjunct professor for the college so he stays very busy.  Please check out Andrew’s website at imageselectenjoy.com or selectcoffeeservicejax.com. His wife, Patricia ’98, is also involved with the business.

    Carolyn Shaw and Nancy Neff Dunn with three other friends enjoyed a two week vacation in Rome and Sorrento during September.

    Tara Cannava has a new job as a Director of Operations for Hall Health Center at the University of Washington.   This is UW’s student health center and provides care and education to UW students, faculty and staff.  She wrote that it’s a fun change to be in the middle of a big college campus, as most of her other work time has been spend in a hospital setting.  Her children Nick and Natalie are 10 and enjoying a busy fall with basketball and lots of homework!  She recently spent a long weekend with her Hood roommate, Susan Brunner Briddell ‘86 at her home on Whidbey Island.

    On a personal note, I just finished working on season 2 of a TV series for BYUtv called “Granite Flats.”  It’s a one-hour family drama filmed here in Utah and can be found on most cable networks or online at byutv.org.  I’m looking forward to a little break between episodes to catch up on things around the house and return to some writing.

    Condolences to the family and friends of Stephanie Carlson Murray ’88.  I will always remember Stephanie’s smiling face during our years at Hood.  Thoughts and prayers for Stephanie’s daughter, Courtney.

    I hope everyone has a great holiday season!  Feel free to add comments to our blog at hood.edu or send me an email.


    Marcie Kendall Gibboney ’87

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