Susan Flanders Kleinschmidt, M.S. ’92
Carole King Heine spent last weekend meeting up with 1983 classmates at their 35th reunion. She saw some of our fellow ’84 classmates this past weekend and it was so fun to share funny old stories and reminisce. There was a dinner on Saturday night at Coblentz and it included all classes except the 50th reunion. Hood did a wonderful job and it was fun to meet so many other classes. I hope we all put this on our calendar to attend next year. Those who came back were amazed at all the changes that have taken place in downtown Frederick, it is not the same town! Hope to see you all next June.
Karen Curtis Craney is retiring after 34 years with Frederick County Public schools, with the last 25 years as a Literary Specialist. Karen’s eldest son Tyler is a cardiac nurse at Johns Hopkins and youngest son Travis is a Junior at East Carolina University studying to be an ICU nurse. Karen and her husband Tom are retiring to Fenwick Island, DE this summer.
Lynn Davis made the move to retirement recently, retiring as the property and evidence manager after 31 years with the Clearwater, Florida Police Department.
Paris DuChesne Niesterowicz started her Master’s Degree Program in Nursing at Stevenson University. She continues to work as a full time emergency department nurse at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She and her husband Chris enjoy living on their farm in Finksburg, MD and enjoy their Lippizan filly, Charlotte, Morgan mare, Gigi and Belgian, Wesley.
Jennifer Julian Radcliffe is in her 10th year teaching preschool and now teaches the 4/5 class. Husband Roy is currently working as a contractor with Bits systems. Their son Andrew is currently doing his disassociated tour as Top Catapult Officer on USS Harry S. Truman. He was recently selected for Department Head and putting on LCDR in September. Their daughter Claire is in her 4th year as State Records Archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. Jen is excited to share news that her son got engaged to his girlfriend, Jessi before he left on deployment. A May 2019 wedding is planned at the USNA Chapel.
Claudia Nichols Nealley reports in from Frederick that she is excited that her nephew Lance will be a freshman at Hood this coming fall. He will be on the golf team and Claudia is looking forward to attending the legacy lunch!
Terry Rappoldt Stickles reports in from Glenville, PA that she retired from M&T bank last October and is now working for a nonprofit retirement community Spirittrust Lutheran as the Coordinator of Volunteer Services. She is happy to report that her daughter Bailey who is intellectually disabled has found a job working as a dishwasher in her local middle school cafeteria. Her coworkers took Bailey under their wing and made it a very positive experience for her. Terry enjoys spending her free time gardening and volunteering with Special Olympics.
Claire Sullivan Peterson reports in on her way to Chicago to meet up with her twin daughters Amy and Lisa to see Hamilton. Amy lives in Atlanta where she is an epidemiologist at the CDC. Daughter, Lisa lives in San Diego where she is a practicing physician Neonatologist/USN. Son, Douglas and his family are still stationed and living in Naples, Italy. Doug has been selected for Captain (USN). Claire has recently done quite a bit of traveling she enjoyed the Masters games in New Zealand watching her daughter Lisa participate and gold medal in eight events. She also recently joined her graduate institute St Johns in a trip to Dordogne, France where she entered several caves to view prehistoric cave art.
Maria Prezioso Beyer reports that her 10th grandchild was recently born, a granddaughter. Congrats Maria!
David Hernandez moved to VT in ’07 and 1 year ago finally made it to my desired destination of the Montpelier area. I work for Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin as a dietitian on a Community Health Team. VT is on the leading edge of healthcare reform. I feel blessed to be a part of it. Community Health Teams are comprised of nurses, social workers, behavioral health and dietitians. We work out of the primary care offices and are support additional patient needs to help manage overall well-being. All services under this program are free to remove any barriers in patient access. I’m actively working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. Prior to this job, I worked for Porter Medical Center in Middlebury VT for 5 years also on a Community Health Team.