1. 2001: Winter 2017

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    Hello 2001ers! Congrats to two classmates who shared their professional and personal achievements after a last-minute shout-out during the busy holiday season: Charvann Bailey recently accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology at Grinnell College in Iowa starting August 2017; and Niki McElroy Grant and husband Toren welcomed daughter Avery on April 23, 2016. Niki is looking forward to taking Avery on her first trip to Hood once she gets more sleep! Keep your news coming…16 years and counting!

  2. 2001: Summer 2015

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    Heidel Goldenman
    goldenmanh@hotmail.com

    Holly Kirkpatrick
    215-346-2080
    kirkpatrick@arcadia.edu

    Hello 2001ers! It seems so long since we all shared news, but life is never at a standstill for our class. HUGE hats off to Heather Brigham Dellerman who had a busy 2014. Heather’s family welcomed baby number 3, Layla Arabella, on Jan. 9, 2014 and her husband was selected as a Major in the U.S. Army. In February 2014, Heather received her Ph.D. in public health with a specialization in epidemiology from Walden Univ., and in July 2014 she was the recipient of the Carol Ann Watson Award for outstanding volunteer service to military members and their families. Wow! Me (Heidi), hubby and big sis Rémi are enjoying our newest addition, Andrew, who arrived in November. Thank goodness he’s a champion sleeper to counteract his sister’s energy! Penny McLaughlin Purtell, husband Colin, and 5-year-old big brother Jacob welcomed their second as well when daughter Hailey Ann was born on January 6, 2015. Congrats to Katie McGowan, husband and 5-year-old big sister, Genevieve, who are also living up a second round of pattering feet, Simon Alexander Elliott born July 8, 2014. Wedding bells rang last year for Carolina Guevara married to Aguedo Cruz Jr. in a private ceremony on August 15, 2014 in Towson, Maryland. Niki McElroy and husband Toren Grant also tied the knot on at The Westin at National Harbor, Maryland on November 1, 2014. Sister Tammy McElroy McNish 05 was matron of honor and Mandy Stevenson McHugh ’02 was a bridesmaid. Hoodlums in attendance included Gina Long Dillman ’02, M.S.’07 and husband Mike Dillman ’02, M.S.’06, Tiffany Still Grant ’05, M.A.’07, C’08 and Lisa Zaleski-Larsen. Lisa also reported that she joined a dermatology practice part-time at the Dermatology Center for Skin Diseases in Coronado, Calif. Congratulations to all; keep the news coming!

     

  3. 2001: Summer 2014

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    Greetings and hello!  Holly Kirkpatrick reporting this time around with congratulations to share!   Life in the Kirkpatrick-Renner household is going well, lots of running around here and there with the kids and juggling work at Arcadia University.  Congratulations to Heidi Elaine Kiewel ’01 who married David Spencer on April 20th 2013 in Hudson MA.  Her attendants included Erin Lenzing ’99 and Margaret Farmer ’99.  Her wedding was shared with Heather Liska ’99, Becky Roman Annacone ’99 Katherine Wagenbach ’01. Unable to attend, but present their thoughts were Sabrina Quaraishi ’01, Minoli Amarasinghe ’01 and Alex Reith ’00.  In other class news, Lisa Zaleski ’01 shares that she got married to Mark Larsen on May 2, 2014.  She now goes by Lisa Zaleski-Larsen. and she is about to finish her tour as the department head of dermatology at Naval Hospital Okinawa and will start as a staff dermatologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego in August 2014.   In the world of new family additions, Robin Morgenstern ’01 reports that she and her husband Chad welcomed new baby girl Liesel Soiree arrived on April 15, 2014. She is now a mother of three and enjoys being able to stay home with her daughters.   Sarah Clark ’01 and her husband Matt Balanda welcomed their son, Jack Joseph Balanda on October 15, 2013.

  4. 2001: Winter 2014

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    While my life (Heidi) has settled into running after a toddler and panicking about the classes I haven’t yet prepped for the following day, I’m glad to hear from our classmates who are (a) experiencing the same life craziness and/or (b) have more interesting things to share. So without further ado….Eliza Adams is starting her 11th year of teaching at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore where she has been continuing her love of teaching Preschool. In her spare time at school, Eliza also tutors Middle Schoolers and participates in various committees on campus. Eliza is enjoying the city life in Baltimore and lives in historic Mt Vernon, surrounded by arts and culture. Since graduating from Hood in 2001, Eliza has continued her passion for singing. Eliza sings with the choir “Bach in Baltimore” where she is the section leader of the sopranos. Eliza enjoys singing Bach pieces in her choir but has also sung pieces composed by Mozart, Verdi, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. Eliza recently went to a luncheon hosted by hoodlum Stephanie Mellinger ‘99 where she saw fellow hoodlums Jamie Hentz White ‘99, Melanie Jacobs ‘99, Sherie Love ‘99, and Aimee Kaplan ‘00. Eliza has also kept in touch with Katie Janke Swann ’00 and Amber Wilson. Kudos to Laura Benson Blake who got married to Bobby Blake on August 10, 2013 in Fitchburg, MA. Hood Alum Rebecca Fishack ’03 was in attendance. Hats off to Sylvia Proctor Kilpatrick who said, “lots of great things for me.” Her twins started kindergarten, she graduated with her MBA from UMUC this past spring and received a promotion to HR Manager at her job. Congratulations to Niki McElroy and fiancé Toren Grant who recently got engaged. They’re still enjoying the “moment” before setting a date. Thanks again for keeping us posted on your respective lives whether you’re settled in or still evolving!

  5. 2001: Winter 2013

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    Thanks and congratulations to all who heeded the call for updates via email and Facebook. Charvann Bailey earned her doctorate in cancer biology in May 2012 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., after successfully defending her dissertation on April 30. Charvann has accepted a post-doctoral position at Wistar Cancer Institute in Philadelphia. Kristy DeCola earned a master’s degree in international relations and conflict from the American Public Univ. in November 2012. Katrina Fauss received a promotion in 2011 to program manager of bridging at the Watershed program at the Alice Ferguson Foundation (an environmental education nonprofit). Katrina and her partner Susan recently joined the ranks of proud homeowners with a three-acre plot of land just north of Hagerstown, Md. The ladies hope to have their own flock of egg-laying chickens by next year!

    K. Alice Fox (formerly Kelly Lindsay) recently accepted a position as laboratory technician II to the Althoff and Segraves Laboratories in the department of biology at Syracuse Univ., in New York. K. Alice graduated from Hood in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and Spanish literature. She then began work at Cornell Univ., in the department of plant pathology as an administrative assistant III in October 2001, serving both the department and Dr. Rebecca Nelson and her many exciting endeavors. In 2004, K. Alice began her long journey through the employee degree program to earn a master’s degree in horticultural biology in 2011. K. Alice specialized in plant propagation and greenhouse management under the guidance of Kenneth Mudge and Bill Miller. In May 2012, K. Alice moved to Syracuse, N.Y., after marrying husband Christopher. Her current position at Syracuse Univ. involves not only horticultural crop management, but also learning molecular techniques, as well! K. Alice is currently assisting Dr. David Althoff and Dr. Kari Segraves in several of their projects involving species interaction and speciation. K. Alice is working on micro satellite arrays for Prodoxus, a species of yucca moth; examining parasitoid-pea aphid interactions, observing mutualism in yeast colonies, as well as managing a greenhouse full of plants used for insect rearings. More information about these projects can be found on the Althoff Laboratory, website: http://althofflab.syr.edu/.

    New parents Dave and Kate Lease Tummino ’01, M.S. ’06 welcomed twins Michael Gary and Rosa May on March 13, 2012. Sabrina Quaraishi was also blessed with a bundle of joy on July 29, 2011. Now 15-month-old son Nabil Chowdhury has eight teeth, weighs almost 26 lbs., and is merrily running around like crazy! Wedding bells rang for Alexandra Gayhart Ross who tied the knot with husband Bill on March 24, 2012, and took his last name. Up in Vermont, Katherine Scrivner Wagenbach, married mom of two boys (ages 3 and 7), is teaching horseback riding lessons. Lisa Zaleski finished her dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in June 2012 and passed her dermatology boards. Lisa is now the dermatology department head at Naval Hospital Okinawa where she will be stationed for two years. Thanks again for all of your news and please keep it coming!

    Class Reporters:

    Heidel Goldenman
    goldenmanh@hotmail.com

    Holly Kirkpatrick
    (215) 346-2080
    hollyrita@yahoo.com

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