1. 2011; Summer 2017

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    Megan Dancause
    717-682-5267
    mdancause@comcast.net

    As our years increase since graduation from Hood, so do the accomplishments of the class of 2011! Emily Cucchi Raines is working as the Marketing Manager for Cetrom, which is a leading Cloud computing company. In addition, Emily has recently adopted a Shiba Inu named Luna. Phillip Yerby was recently promoted to Group Manager with Weber Shandwick. Julie Shenk is currently working at Mount St. Mary’s as the Information Technology Librarian. Julie is in the midst of planning a November 2017 wedding to Alexander Loy. The couple plans to wed in the Coffman Chapel on the Hood College campus. John Stiles was recently promoted as a Post Production Manager with Vice Media in Brooklyn, NY. Kristan Hawkins married Kipp Vermeulen and is currently working for Rinck Advertising based in Annapolis, MD as a Content Producer. Caitlin Salovich married in 2011 and purchased her first home with her husband in Orlando, FL in 2013. Caitlin accepted a position in 2015 as a Social Media Manager for an Internet Marketing Company. The couple welcomed their first son, Omar Gabriel, in September 2016. Prior to her son being born, Caitlin accepted a new position as an Email Marketing Manager where she is able to work from home. Sarah Mecklenburg is working for Montgomery County Public Libraries focused in outreach.  Sarah and her fiancé, Andy Polack, will wed this year on June 11. Shawna Lentz M.S.’16 is preparing for a job shift next year! Shawna will become a Math Content Coach at Twinbrook Elementary in Montgomery Public Schools. Shawna’s focus will be working with staff to build their capacity in teaching mathematics. In addition, she will be working with administration to analyze data and create professional development plans aligned with school improvement plan. Sasha Speakman received her MSW from the University of Southern California in 2015. Shortly after graduation Sasha joined Operation Progress to help with operations and run their LAPD mentorship program which pairs high-need youth in South LA to committed LAPD officers. Sasha recently became a field instructor for the MSW program at the University of Southern California. Sasha will marry her best friend this summer; August 2017. Elizabeth Arsenault recently moved to Raleigh, NC for a new job as a Video Product Strategist with McClatchy. Monique Sledd recently received a promotion as a School-Linked Mental Health Therapist and is on her way to becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor where she lives in Minnesota.

  2. 2011: Winter 2017

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    2011

    Megan Dancause
    717-682-5267
    mdancause@comcast.net

    The five years since the class of 2011 graduated Hood College have flown by, but we haven’t wasted any time in accomplishing many things! Kayla Murphy Caw and husband Mat welcomed a baby girl, Elizabeth Murphy Caw, on Nov. 2! Katelyn Horn accepted a biologist III positon with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the Okaloacoochee Slough WMA. Kathleen Grombacher-Irwin married Daniel Jurek in a private ceremony near their home in Seattle on July 30. The couple plans to settle in the Pacific Northwest after living in four cities across the country over the past three years. Morgan Lyons Kelley is currently teaching art to students with profound, multiple disabilities within the Baltimore City school system. She is expected to graduate in the spring from Johns Hopkins School of Education with a Master of Science in Special Education with an emphasis on severe disabilities. Morgan is also the mother to two little boys and she and her husband recently celebrated their one-year anniversary! Alexander McDuffie is teaching fifth grade science at Mater Academy of Nevada. In his spare time, he is coaching fifth and sixth grade flag football, where his team made it to the championships this month. He is also an adviser for the student council where he oversaw a trip to Washington, DC, to speak with senators about funding. Over the summer, Alexander has plans to travel to Ndola, Zambia, where he will volunteer with Northrise University in their Impact Ndola program. Dana Martindell Perry and husband Gregory celebrated their first wedding anniversary in August. Dana also started a new job as an MDS coordinator at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation in Shrewsbury. Emily Cucchi Raines moved back to Frederick with her husband this past spring. Emily also started a new position as marketing manager for Cetrom; a local cloud solutions provider. Kelsey Blackwell Roberts, MBA’13 and her husband welcomed a son, John James “JJ” Roberts, on March 17. Kelsey was recently promoted to marketing and business development manager at A2LA where she has worked since 2012. In her spare time, Kelsey is volunteering on several committees with Celebrate Frederick! Meghan Tomlin celebrated five years at United Healthcare and recently bought a house with boyfriend Andrew Bush.

  3. 2011: Summer 2016

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    2011

    Megan Dancause
    717-285-7056
    mdancause@comcast.net

    It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since the class of 2011 left Hood College. What isn’t hard to believe is that the class continues to achieve and strive for great things. The class of 2011 has been keeping busy, as usual. LT Shane Brady, fighter pilot in the US Navy, is attached to the world famous VFA-151 Vigilantes providing a blanket of freedom while deployed on the USS John C Stennis (CVN-74) in the Western Pacific.  LT Brady flies the Navy’s premier Strike Fighter aircraft, the F/A-18E Super Hornet. Kayla Murphy Caw married Matthew Caw in October 2015 at Shade Trees and Evergreens in Frederick, MD. Sarah Johnston Comer, M.B.A,’14 earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources from Hood College in May 2014 and was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta business honor society. She began a career in Records Management in November 2014 and married Matthew Comer in September 2015 amid the beauty of the New York Adirondack Mountains. Juliana Eaton Cooney and her husband are expecting their first child this fall, a girl due October 5th. Megan Dancause earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College in May 2016. Lauren Dods is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at UMUC for Management, with a specialization in Emergency Management. Jessica Miller Kehler married Garrett Kehler on November 7, 2015. In attendance were Hood graduates Jennie Huntoon ’10, Katie Bergin ’09, Maggie Paulk ’11, Anna Kovacsics ’15, Stephanie Hanthorne Miller, M.A.’14, Ashley Eaton ’10, and James Taylor ’12. Eve Maryn relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where she has been teaching kindergarten for almost a year. Whitney Plummer has been working at Experient-inc for three years and is getting married in October 2016. Emily Cucchi Raines and her husband purchased a home and moved back to Frederick. Emily also accepted a new job working as a Marketing Manager for a Cloud-based IT company. Reco Siler, M.S.’16, C’16 earned his Master’s in Information Technology with a Cyber-security certificate. He has been working at ORACLE as a Support Analyst for three years. Victoria Utoh ’10 was recently accepting into the PhD program at Seton Hall University where she will be studying higher education. Victoria will begin this fall!

  4. 2011 Class News- Fall 2015

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    Megan Dancause
    717-285-7056
    mdancause@comcast.net

    With endless accomplishments under their belts, the class of 2011 continues to strive for more! As the years grow greater in time away from the college, so do the many milestones the classmates are achieving. John Boasi is still employed by the Social Security Administration. He has been appointed as a Key Representative to assist the SSA in his region’s Combined Federal Campaign. Emily Cucchi Raines has been promoted to Senior Marketing & Communications Program Coordinator at the ARDMS, a global nonprofit organization that administers examinations and awards credentials in Sonography. Emily and her husband, Kyle, celebrated their first wedding anniversary this year! Lauren Dods is working as an Administrative Associate II for Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management at Frederick Community College. Juliana Eaton was married last year. Travis Harrant is currently stationed at USARAF Italy – Vicenza. Tiera Hawkes graduated from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law with her J.D. and is currently awaiting her bar results. Dana Martindell was married on August 29 to Gregory Perry in Bay Head, New Jersey. Kayla Murphy Caw was married to Mathew Caw on October 10 in Frederick, Maryland. Nickolas Spicer started a new job at Washington College as the Director of Student Engagement. Yana Schick is enlisted in the U.S Army Reserves. She spent a year in Italy and then ventured off to D.C for graduate school. She holds a Masters in International Relations with a concentration in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. In addition, she completed an internship with the Department of State over the summer and now works full time as a program assistance at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Victoria Utoh is working at Seton Hall University as a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Operations, where she resides in Union, New Jersey. Victoria will be graduating from the University of North Texas with her Masters in Educational Leadership. In 2014, Morgan Wright graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and passed the bar exam in Virginia. In 2015, she started working at Fastcase, a small legal software company in downtown D.C, as a customer outreach manager and reference attorney. Fastcase produces the most popular mobile app among lawyers, in addition to many other products, and has partnerships with 28 state bar associations to provide small and solo firms with free access to the law. Phillip Yerby has been promoted to account supervisor at Weber Shandwick where he works out of its Baltimore office.

  5. 2011: Winter 2015

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    Megan Dancause
    717-285-7056
    mdancause@comcast.net

    John Boasi has relocated to Kansas City where he works full time with the Social Security Administration. Chelsea Bosch Perry was married last spring. She is still currently employed by AACPS and is working on her master’s degree in education focusing on leadership in mathematics at UMBC. Dana Davenport is currently employed at the Maryland Catholic Conference where she works as the associate director of social concerns. Dana is a lobby on behalf of the Catholic Church in Maryland. Justin Everett is engaged to Meg DePanise ’15. Anne Marie Hantman and Patsy Davis finished their first half marathon in February at the Disney Princess Half Marathon! Amanda Jacobs received her masters of clinical social work from the Univ. of Maryland School of Social Work in 2012. Amanda is employed as a therapist for children at a school for students with emotional disabilities. She recently purchased her first home in Germantown, Md. Morgan Lyons is a special educator of kindergarteners with autism at The William S. Baer School in Baltimore city. Morgan is also enrolled in graduate school at Johns Hopkins where she is working on her masters of science degree in Special Education Severe Disabilities: Emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Morgan recently became engaged to Christopher Kelly and an October 2016 wedding is being planned. Dana Martindell accepted a position as a case manager for Meridian Hospice in Wall, NJ. Jessica Miller got engaged on Christmas Day 2014 to Garrett Kehler. A fall 2015 wedding is planned! Kayla Murphy recently earned her Master’s in Communication and Leadership Studies
    from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Her capstone project created a guide to help organizations communicate ethically and effectively on social media during a crisis.Angela Ridenour completed her master’s degree in healthcare administration and is working at Carroll Hospital Center as a development coordinator. Patrick Yoo is still employed by E3 Federal Solutions in Arlington, Va., as a business analyst where he manages financials for the company’s DHS portfolio. Patrick is coaching basketball and pursuing a PMP.

  6. 2011: Summer 2014

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    As the years increase since the class of 2011 left Hood College, so do the achievements of its members.

    Shane Brady is now stationed in NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. Shane is flying F-18 Super Hornets for the Navy.

    Chelsea Bosch, now Chelsea Perry, was married on May 31, 2014. Chelsea is currently working on her masters in leadership in mathematics from UMBC.

    Megan Dancause is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA and is set to graduate in December 2016.

    Justin Everett has been promoted to Office II with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

    Alexander and Leah Hallfors have welcomed a baby girl, named Scarlett, on July 11, 2013!

    Danielle Hamilton is an Account Executive with Comcast Spotlight in Frederick, MD. As of July 2014, Danielle will be on her second year acquiring her Real Estate Licenses. Danielle is an agent with Re/Max Results on the Trish Mills team.

    Kristen Harris received her MSW from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work on May 16th.

    Tiera Hawkes is entering her last year at the University Of Baltimore School Of Law and is set to graduate in May of 2015.

    Sarah Johnston earned her Master’s of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources from Hood College on May 17, 2014. During her graduate studies, she served as the graduate assistant to the Dean of the Chapel at Hood College. In April of this year, Sarah was inducted into the Hood College chapter of Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society.

    Dana Martindell was recently engaged to boyfriend Gregory Perry and a summer of 2015 wedding is planned in Bay Head, NJ.

    Elizabeth McCoy, now Elizabeth Mathews, was married on June 22, 2013.

    David McDuffie has accepted a teaching position with Baltimore County Public Schools to teach World Languages and Math. David is also pursuing his Master’s in General Education from Grand Canyon University. In October of 2013, David was promoted to Director of Talent Development with DoubleE Entertainment, after four years with the company.

    Kayla Murphy has accepted a new position with Love & Company, a marketing firm in Frederick, MD. Kayla is now the Public Relations and Integrated Media Manager.

    Daniel Rocker has accepted a position at Hewlett-Packard in Alpharetta, GA as a Presales Solution Architect.

    Jamila Zaidi was recently married to Reco Siler on June 1, 2014. Jamila is currently working at Living social and Reco is employed by Micros Systems.

     

  7. 2011: Winter 2014

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    John Boasi graduated in May with a master of science in global affairs. He is currently working at the National Field Network in Howell, NJ.

    Chelsea Bosch is recently engaged and a May 2014 wedding is set! Chelsea is currently in her third year of teaching in AACPS and is working on her masters in Leadership in Mathematics at UMBC.

    Nicholas Case is currently employed by AAI Corporation in Hunt Valley, MD as an Information Assurance Engineer.

    Emily Cucchi got engaged to Kyle Raines and a June 2014 wedding is set! Emily is an Assistant Account Executive at DPR Group.

    Travis Harrant received a promotion in May 2013 to 1LT. He is now the Maintenance Control Officer for a Field Artillery unit in Fort Stewart, GA.

    Briannica Harper, now Briannica Harper- Sampson, is an IT Programmer Technician at Cinetic Landis Corp. Since graduation Briannica has welcomed three children into the world; two daughters and one son.

    Kristen Harris is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in clinical and a specialization in mental health specialization from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work in Baltimore.

    Tyler Hislop is a Licensing Specialist with mortgage company, NewDay USA.

    April Hoffman is a first year medical student at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. April will graduate in 2017.

    Morgan Lyons is in her third year teaching with Baltimore City. Morgan is currently educating kindergarteners with autism at The William S. Baer School in Baltimore City.

    Kayla Murphy is recently engaged to Mathew Caw while in San Francisco. A fall 2015 wedding is planned!

    Ken Rupert received Board Certification as Mater Christian Life Coach and founded The Vita-Copia Group; which provides life coaching for care givers of children with special needs and disabled seniors; specifically including financial mentoring and estate and life management planning. Ken is also an author of four books; Planned Excellence: How to Achieve Greatness through Strategic Planning, Strategic Goals: The DNA of Personal Success, The Dynamics of Abundant Life: Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning, and 10 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Planning: Behavioral Changes that Make a Difference. Ken also has plans of writing five additional titles in 2014! He is currently blogging for The Frederick News Post and Carrol County Times. On top of those additional responsiblities, Ken writes a monthly column for the Hampstead Life magazine. Ken is a member of both the International Chritian Coach’s Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

    Melissa Wedlock married Nicholas Burdette ’10 on June 1, 2013.

    Phillip Yerby was recently promoted to Senior Account Executive at Weber Shandwick.

    Patrick Yoo is currently a Program/Project Control Analyst at STG, Inc. in Reston, VA. Patrick is also the assistant varsity basketball coach at JEB Stuart HS in Falls Church, VA.

  8. 2011: Summer 2013

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    The class of 2011 continues to strive for greatness professionally and personally. As the time from Hood grows greater so do the accomplishments of the class. Ashley Brown is a lead paralegal for the Law Offices of William B. Parkhurt, P.C. in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was married on May 18 to Curtis Mahnken. Rahnuma Choudhury is currecntly working as a Research Technician at the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research.  Emily Cucchi was promoted recently at the DPR Group, Inc. to Assistant Account Executive. Emily got engaged this past year and a summer 2014 wedding is planned! Justin Everett is now a police officer with the Maryland Authority Police and assigned to the BWI/TM Airport Detachment.  Dylan Kelleher is now a business development manager for a health IT firm in Frederick, Maryland. After a strenuous capstone project on Greenway Medical Technologies, Dylan completed his MBA from Hood College. Dana Martindell graduated from the Seton Hall University Accelerated Nursing Program and obtained her BSN in December. In January Dana passed the NCLEX and is now working for the Meridian Healthcare System in New Jersey as a registered nurse. Monique Sledd is finishing up her service as an AmeriCorps *VISTA Coordinator in Hood College’s Career Center and Office of Service Learning in August. Monique will be attending The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology masters of Arts program in forensic psychology in the fall. Kristina Straub was recently promoted to Senior Accountant at The Carlyle Group. Kristina also received her MBA from The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

  9. 2011: Winter 2013

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    It has been more than a year since our departure from Hood, but the class of 2011 continues to exceed expectations and accomplish amazing feats. Robin Bast has moved to Gainesville, Fla., and is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine at the Univ. of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. David Blowe is working toward becoming a professional gamer and in his spare time is teaching tennis in Frederick. John Boasi will graduate next semester from New York Univ.’s Center for Global Affairs program. In the meantime, John has been interning at the Consulate General of Canada located in Manhattan. Chelsea Bosch is working as a fourth grade teacher in Anne Arundel County and is engaged to be married in May 2014! Nicholas Case is working for AAI Corporation.

    Symya Chumbris is working with Texcell-North America, Inc. Megan Crane gave birth to a daughter Molly on May 31. Lauren Dods is working for Way Station, Inc. as a facilitator in a residential rehabilitation program. Justin Everett is enrolled in the police academy with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and is set to graduate in January. Tiera Hawkes is in pursuit of a juris doctorate at the Univ. of Baltimore School of Law. Amanda Jacob is living in Honduras where she is teaching kindergarten in a village built by Students Helping Honduras. Allen Kees is engaged to Becky Watson with a fall 2013 wedding set! Dylan Kelleher is working at DrFirst as a Health IT integration consultant and he will graduate from Hood in May with his master of business administration degree.

    Allyson Lethbridge is a sixth grade social studies teacher at Walkersville Middle School in Frederick County. Dana Martindell will graduate in December from Seton Hall’s College of Nursing with an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing. Sarah Mecklenburg is currently working at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., as a visitor’s services representative. Kayla Murphy was recently promoted to web and social media strategist for Meritus Health. Kelsey Rosen is set to graduate in May 2013 from Stevenson Univ. with a bachelor of science in the nursing program and plans to pursue graduate programs in the future to be an acute care nurse practitioner. K

    ristina Coggins is currently working in Colorado at the Copper Mountain Resort in the conference, event and sales services department. James Ledwell has been hired as a police supervisor with the Brunswick, Md., police department. Keep working hard and striving for success, class of 2011!

    Class Reporter:

    Megan Dancause
    (717) 285-7056
    dancause@stevenscollege.edu

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