1. 2008: Winter 2017

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    2008

    Megan Phillips Rosier
    megankrosier@gmail.com
    mkp11@hood.edu

    Sarah Haney Koons
    240-520-6523
    sjh6@hood.edu

    Sierra Bair Rhodes and husband Michael Rhodes ’06, MBA’09 had their second child, Ryker Wayne Rhodes, in July. On July 25 Amanda Rutten Aung and Min Zaw Aung were married at Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain. Steve Delaney made a career change, switching from teaching 11th grade English to becoming a middle school guidance counselor in Burlington Township Schools in New York. Addi Lucas Davis, M.S.’16 and husband Christopher Davis welcomed their first child, Theodore, born July 1, 2016. Steven Delaney reported, “In June 2016, after eight years of teaching 11th grade English at Woodbury High School (NJ), I was hired by Burlington Township Middle School as a 6th grade school counselor. I serve more than 300 students and love having a daily impact on their lives. (The 40-minute commute as opposed to my former 7-to-10-minute commute is a bit of a bummer, though!) Additionally, I was an instructor this summer for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth; I taught a writing course, Heroes and Villains, to 5th and 6th graders at their Bristol, RI, site. I also had a busy wedding season including the weddings of Samantha Bear Lang ’09, Katheen Irwin Jurek ’11, and Ashley Cooper Thumma.”

  2. 2008: Summer 2016

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    2008

    Megan Phillips Rosier
    megankrosier@gmail.com
    mkp11@hood.edu

    Sarah Haney Koons
    240-520-6523
    sjh6@hood.edu

    There must be something in the air for the Class of 2008. There is a lot of happy wedding, baby and career news to share! Charly Mulligan married Bethany Culler on October 2, 2015. Charly and Bethany currently live in Hagerstown with their daughter Katelyn. Jennell Washington Lowry and her husband welcomed baby girl Alyssa on September 11, 2015. Marjorie Bodrogi Musary married Michael Musary, Jr. on May 16, 2015 in Reisterstown, MD. The newlyweds currently live in Prospect Heights, IL. Stephanie Garrett Soukup, M.D., recently finished as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital, and she will be starting as a primary care pediatrician in Olney, MD. Stephanie and her husband Andy had a baby girl in December. Candice Pfiester Moreland is working at Berkeley Family Medicine and Urgent Care as a PA. She has two beautiful little girls. Megan Tooker is working full time as a case manager at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, FL. It is a transitional housing program/shelter for homeless families. Megan will also be starting the Masters of Social Work program at the University of South Florida in August. Ashley Sirtautas Murphy, M.A.’11, C’10 and husband Justin, current Computational Science student at Hood, welcomed Ryker Madden Murphy to the family on January 16. Ryker was 7lbs, 5 oz and 20 inches long. The whole family is doing well. Amanda Jimenez Alley and her husband Patrick have been moving around; Boston, to MD to Maine, and finally settled in Rollinsford, NH with their two beautiful boys. Amanda keeps busy working part-time at the town library, blogging for two websites (Fit4Mom and Seacoast Mom’s Blog), and keeps active in several local mom’s groups. Patrick rehabs old mill buildings as the project manager for a local contracting company. Amanda’s godmother, Mari Padilla Spina ’86 was recently at Hood for her reunion and made Amanda so nostalgic that she is ready to come back! April Street Der had a busy spring. She graduated from Loyola University on May 21st with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. On June 17, 2016 she married Anthony Der in Elkridge, MD. Malissa “Mal” Lamont Petterson wrote a stage play entitled, The 800th Annual Salvation Swing-Off. After their premiere run in Madison, WI, it was accepted to the New York International Fringe Festival in August. This is her third show produced in Madison, with the fourth due to hit the stage in 2017. As for me, Megan Phillips Rosier, I am still enjoying my full-time career as an Accountant for FMH, but I also decided to take up a 2nd job as a Zumba instructor. Thanks for sharing all of your news and have a fantastic summer!

     

  3. 2008 Class news- Fall 2015

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    Megan Phillips Rosier
    megankrosier@gmail.com

    Kira Rogers Garrett graduated with an M.Ed from the University of Texas at Arlington in December 2014 and accepted a new position as a SAT/Testing Coordinator in Jefferson County, West Virginia for the 2015/2016 school year. Her also family purchased a new house in July 2015 in the same county. Amanda Rutten happily announces her engagement to Min Aung on March 7, 2015. The wedding is set for June 2016. She also finished her Masters in Acquisition Management from American Graduate University. Julie Biscoe Justice and her husband Aaron Justice welcomed their first baby, Carter Benjamin, on November 13, 2014. Sierra Rhodes earned her Master’s Degree is Education (M.ED.) from Penn State in August.

  4. Class of ’08 Updates 08/2015

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    Kira Garrett graduated with an M.Ed from the University of Texas at Arlington in December 2014 and accepted a new position as a SAT/Testing Coordinator in Jefferson County, WV for the 2015/2016 school year.Her also family purchased a new house in July 2015 in the same county.

    Amanda Rutten happily announces her engagement to Min Aung on March 7, 2015. The wedding is set for June 2016. She also finished her Masters in Acquisition Management from American Graduate University.

    Julie Biscoe Justice and her husband Aaron Justice welcomed their first baby, Carter Benjamin, on November 13, 2014.

    Sierra Rhodes earned her Master’s Degree is Education (M.ED.) from Penn State in August.

    Megan Phillips Rosier

    megankrosier@gmail.com, mkp11@hood.edu

     

     

  5. 2008: Summer 2014

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    2008
    Megan Phillips Rosier
    megankrosier@gmail.com

    Sarah Haney Koons
    sjh6@hood.edu

    This past February April English returned from 1.½ years of missionary service in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she worked to help stop violence against youth and taught English and crochet in a local youth center. Andrew Randall ’09 and Stephanie Hearn ’09, M.S. ’14 are getting married Aug. 30. They share a love of history and antiques so they are saying ‘I do’ at the historic Mar-Va Theater in Pocomoke, Md. Megan Lamm ’09, Leif Vestermark ’09, Josh Nelson ’09 and Terrence Sullivan ’09 are all in the wedding party. Stephen Koons ’07, M.A. ’08 and Sarah Koons ’08 welcomed a daughter Olivia Madison in January. Ashley Nick Wilson and Nate Wood-Wilson ’05 were married June 21, 2014, in Brownsville, Md. April Street started working for the state of Maryland in the department of juvenile services in 2012 as a case management specialist. She started graduate school in fall 2012 and is working on a master’s degree in counseling psychology.

  6. 2008: Winter 2013

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    Can you believe it has been almost five years since we graduated? I hope everyone is looking forward to our class reunion next spring as much has changed. Yael Guillaume Elden works at Adventist Development Relief Agency International, a humanitarian NGO in Silver Spring, Md., as a marketing and communications specialist. Amanda Jimenez Alley is an adjunct instructor at Bentley Univ., in Waltham, Mass., teaching expository writing. Amanda also gave birth to baby boy Agustin Curtis Alley on Sept. 24, 2012, at Cambridge Hospital.

    Stephanie Garrett married Andrew Soukup (Towson class of 2008) on April 28 and they purchased a house in Carroll County, Md. Stephanie then graduated from the Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine on May 18, 2012. Tia Fletcher graduated May 16, 2012, with a master’s degree in legal and ethical studies from the Univ. of Baltimore. Katie Hitchens got engaged on June 8, 2012, center stage at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. She is planning an August 2013 wedding in West Chester, Pa. Erika Molina recently became employed by the U.S. Department of State as a country desk officer for Mexico, El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala, Belize and Colombia, handling all incoming International Child Parental Abductions (IPCA) from those countries. Freddie Ephraim accepted a job as a medevac helicopter pilot at STAT MedEvac this past July. He and his wife Kate have a 2-year-old son named Jack, and are expecting another boy in January 2013.

    Jovanni Mahonez continues to be secretive about her life. Lenore Brown and Heather Gillich share her sentiment. Amy Kaufman MacLeod married her husband Andy on July 7, 2012, in Columbia, Md.. Mal Lamont is planning an April 13, 2013, wedding to Matthew Viktor Petterson, who was stationed in Frederick at Fort Detrick from 2009-2011. She also moved to Madison, Wis. Candice Moreland and her husband are expecting their first child in April 2013. They recently built their dream home where they currently reside. Candice is a physician assistant at Berkeley Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Martinsburg, W.Va. Lenae Franey King and her husband are expecting their second daughter in March 2013. She will also earn a master’s degree in special education from Notre Dame around the same time. Lenae continues to teach a regional behavior development program for Calvert County Public Schools. Alecia Weddle is teaching preschool at Celebree Learning Center in Frederick. She also coaches GVAA Baseball in Walkersville, Md., and the Mid-Maryland GVAA girls varsity basketball middle school travel team in Walkersville.

    Class Reporters:

    Megan Phillips Rosier
    megankrosier@gmail.com

    Sarah Haney Koons
    (301) 992-5149
    sjh6@hood.edu

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