1. 2014; Summer 2017

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    Bianca Padilla
    301-437-8772
    bianca.e.padilla@gmail.com

    It’s time to see what the members of the Class of 2014 are up to! Paige DeVore graduated nursing school. She is taking the NCLEX on June 13 and will be getting married October 13.  Katelyn Jenkins and her husband Andrew welcomed a baby girl Leona Leigh Hansorte on February 24, 2017. William Haller completed his M.S. in Applied Psychology, Industrial-Organizational track from the University of Baltimore in December 2016. Will currently works at FMP Consulting in Arlington, Virginia. Lauren Shaak is very excited to accept a Park Ranger position this spring at Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, PA. Charles Kramer is pursuing his masters in social work in the fall of 2017 at West Chester University. Erin Droneburg started her own business, Chalkedelic, LLC. This September, Erin and her husband Javier Zavala ’16 will be leaving for 6 months to travel the U.S. out of a camper and pursue their arts. Tiffany Zechman Flook welcomed her second child on March 29, 2017. Kali Ball is married and expecting a baby boy in August. Zachary Lynch is graduating from Maryland State Trooper Academy in July 2017.This past December, Brittany Davis got engaged to Brian Semkiw. They will be getting married in June 2018. Laura Morton is moving to London, England and starting a master’s program in Modern History at King’s College London this fall. Angela Shaner is getting married to Zachary Dwyer on June 24, 2017. They are very excited to start their lives together. She’s also finishing her third year of teaching 2nd at New Market Elementary School. Angela is working on getting her Master’s Degree in Curriculum Instruction at Hood College. Emily Singleton married Joshua Dimeler on September 24, 2016.  In October of 2016, she began a new position as a Grant and Contract Specialist at UMBC. Emily and Josh bought their first home in March 2017. Steven Powell just graduated with his Ed.S in school psychology. He is moving to Oklahoma State University this fall to start his Ph.D in school psychology. Sydnee Sichert is currently employed with Frederick County Government as an Executive Assistant. Molly Fabricatore graduated from Salem State University with her Master of Education in Higher Education Student Affairs. She accepted a position at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA as a Coordinator of Student Development. Jennifer Bentz had a baby in March and got promoted to team leader at work. Bianca Padilla is finishing her master’s program in August 2017 from National University. Lanee Higgins married Davon Ford on April 11, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Chelsea Young works as a Marketing Coordinator at United Iron and Metal. She Started a meal prep company – MOD Nutrition and lives in Columbia, Maryland. Keep doing your thing Class of 2014! Have a fabulous summer!

  2. 2014: Winter 2017

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    Bianca Padilla
    301-437-8772
    bianca.e.padilla@gmail.com

    Hello, Class of 2014! Looks like we have continued to stay busy after graduation. Let’s see what everyone has been up to! Katelyn Jenkins Hansrote got married April 23 to Andrew Hansrote, and they are expecting a baby girl in February. Paige DeVore got engaged July 4, Melissa Caples married Greg Miller on Oct. 8, and Zach Lynch and Kelsey Knippenberg got married Sept. 24, 2016. Jackie Frenning got married in December 2015. Kali Ball is engaged. Kate Kopasek got engaged to John Black in Annapolis on Aug.13, 2016, and they are getting married September 2017 in Baltimore. Madeline Birmingham got engaged in October to Bronson Washburn and plans to get married summer 2017. They bought a house in Frederick this past June and are living there with their English Bulldog, Lucy. David Langan got engaged to Natalie Hernandez ’15. Jennifer Bentz got engaged in March, and she and her fiance are looking forward to welcoming their first child in March. Tiffany Zechman Flook bought a house and is expecting her second child in May. Erin Droneburg married Javier Zavala ’16 on August 27, 2016. Katelyn Jenkins Hansrote graduated with her master’s degree in social work in May from Shippensburg University. She is currently working as an older adult protective service worker at the Perry County Area Agency on Aging in Pennsylvania. Kali Ball is an intervention teacher at Salem Avenue Elementary Hagerstown, and Jackie Frenning started her MS in academic advising from Kansas State University. Kate Kopasek started working on her Master of Nonprofit Management degree at Notre Dame of Maryland University in August. She is currently working at Key Point as the case manager for Catonsville’s Community Outreach Program. Steven Powell is completing his Ed.S. degree. He is a school psychologist intern at Halifax County Public Schools in Halifax, VA. Kylee Loss is currently working with Building Evaluation Services and Technology as an environmental analyst, Jolissa Gue teaches kindergarten for FCPS, and I, Bianca Padilla am a fifth grade teacher in Montgomery County and will graduate with a master’s in teaching with National Board Certified Teacher Leadership in August 2017. Justin Bowens works as a program cost and schedule analyst for Northrop Grumman in San Diego, CA. Anela Alic is living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is working for Emirates airline as part of the business class cabin crew. Emily Kraatz is a first grade teacher and STEM education leader at Twin Ridge Elementary School in FCPS. She is persuing a master’s in educational leadership from Hood College. Tiffany Zechman Flook is teaching kindergarten in Frederick County. Molly Fabricatore will graduate from Salem State University with her M.Ed. in higher education student affairs this May. She is working as an area coordinator at Hood College for Shriner, Coblentz and the Marx Center. Katrina Villa recently graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University and now resides in New York. She recently began work as a registered nurse in the neurosurgical critical care unit at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Until next time, Class of 2014! Wishing you all a wonderful 2017!

     

  3. 2014: Summer 2016

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    Hello Class of 2014! Here are some awesome updates from our classmates. We continue to celebrate many accomplishments!

    Kate Kopasek  is a Case Manager at Key Point Health Services, a nonprofit mental health agency. She is preparing to the take the CPRP exam to become a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. She also volunteers at the Maryland ASPCA. Lindsey Pallansch finished her second year of teaching as a 2nd grade teacher at Centerville Elementary School; Nicholas Duafala  works at Guggenheim Investments as an Investment Valuation Analyst; and Steven Powell was hired as a School Psychologist Intern in Halifax County Public Schools in Virginia.Tabitha  (Browne) Milliken is a Full Time Unit Assistant in the ED at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg,PA; Melissa Johnson is working as a Forensic Chemist at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA; and Emily Lovelace has been working  as a sea turtle research intern for the past 6 months for Cape Eleuthera Institute on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas.Tyree Wilson is currently working at Prometic Biotherapeutics in Rockville,MD; Justin Bowens is working at Northrop Grumman Internal Audit; and I, Bianca Padilla finished my second year of teaching. Rachel Gannon finished her first year working as a Middle School Science teacher and will be the Assistant Athletic Director at The Visitation Academy; Brittni Souder is a board member for a non-profit called Pink Concussions and is an assistant women’s soccer coach at Frederick Community College; and Angela Shaner finished her second year teaching for Frederick County Public Schools.

    Congratulations to Tabitha Browne who bought a house with her husband in Beavertown, PA; Angela Shaner  who got engaged to Zach Dwyer in October; and Jackie Wenzel who married Samuel Barrett on June 18!

    We continue our education in a variety of institutions. Marquita Monroe is currently enrolled in her pre-reqs for nursing school at George Washington University; David Langan will be pursuing his Ph.D in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland Baltimore; and Tyree Wilson will be attending the University of Maryland Baltimore to seek his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical sciences in August. Justin Bowens is pursuing his International MBA; Rachel Gannon was accepted into the Master’s of Science program in Bioinformatics at John Hopkins University; and I, Bianca Padilla am pursuing a Master’s in Teaching with NBC Teacher Leadership at National University. Angela Shaner is pursuing her Master’s in Curriculum Instruction at Hood College; Melissa Johnson graduated in May 2016 where she obtained a Master’s of Science in Forensic Science from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU); and Nicholas Duafala  attends George Washington University to pursue a master’s in Finance. Lindsey Pallansch finished her first year of graduate school at Hood for her Master’s in Reading Specialization; and Brittni Souder will be starting graduate school at California University of Pennsylvania where she will be getting her Master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotions with a dual concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention and Sport Psychology. Melissa Caples graduated from George Washington University with her master’s degree in Museum Studies; and Steven Powell continues to pursue his Ed.S at James Madison University.

     

    Continue to keep in touch with your success, joys and accomplishments Class of 2014!

     

  4. 2014 Class News- Fall 2015

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    Bianca Padilla
    301-437-8772
    hoodcollege14@yahoo.com

    Hello Class of 2014! Let’s catch up with what our classmates have been up to. Congratulations are in order to Emily Singleton who is engaged to Joshua Dimeler and will be looking forward to a September 2016 wedding. Jackie Frenning who recently got engaged and looking forward to an October 2016 wedding. Melissa Caples is engaged to Greg Miller. Katie Jenkins is engaged to Andrew Hansrote and will get married in April 2016. Classmates Zach Lynch and Kelsey Knippenberg are engaged. Congratulations are also in order to Tabitha Browne who married Byron Milliken in June 2015. Lauren Engel married Brian Ulander in September 2015. Classmates Ashley Rose Bennett and Menzi Khumalo recently got married. Christine Carter Cohee married Herman Cohee ‘15 in May 2015; Mindy Everleigh King married Justin King in October. Tiffany Zechman Flook welcomed her first child, Ava, in December 2014 and teaches kindergarten at Liberty Elementary School in Frederick County. Jackie Frenning has a new job as an Academic Testing Associate at Frederick Community College. Lauren Shaak is the Tree Fruit Extension Entomology Research Technician at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. Emily Singleton has been working since November 2014 as a Grants Administrator for the Maryland Energy Administration. Kate Kopasek is an Outreach Rehabilitation Counselor at Key Point Health Services. Bianca Padilla is in her second year of teaching as a fifth grade teacher in Montgomery County. Christine Carter Cohee works for W.L. Gore as a Lab Technician. James Thuman works as a data scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton. Will Haller works at Schaefer Center for Public Policy, Envolve. Olivia Sledzik is working at the White House Historical Association in DC as an editorial specialist. Nathaniel Erb has kept busy with his involvement in social justice. Since his cross-country cycling trip with human trafficking advocacy group, Worthwhile: GO, he continues to be involved with human trafficking policy, youth leadership, and global social justice initiatives. He recently authored the first law in the United States to open college access to human trafficking victims. Melissa Caples works as a part-time contract as a conservation technician at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Brianna Dyckman was accepted into the Americorps NCCC program for the Atlantic Region where she will start in February 2016. Kierianne Lupari is a 3rd grade teacher in Fairfax County. Amanda Price is currently at an internship at the BirthPlace at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Denisse Guitarra is working at Alizee Pathology as a Laboratory Specialist. Lauren Engel is in the Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s program at Ball state university. Will Haller is a Psychology major and attends the University of Baltimore for Industrial/Organizational Psychology for Graduate school. Melissa Caples is attending George Washington University to obtain a Master’s in Museum Studies; and Amy Hagerdon has a Master’s of Public Affairs and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University. Katie Jenkins will graduate from Shippensburg University with her Master’s Degree in Social Work in May 2016. Amanda Price is in her second year of graduate school for her Masters of Social Work at Salisbury University. Denisse Guitarra is pursuing a Master’s at the University of Edinburgh. Steven Powell received his Master’s in School Psychology and pursuing an EdS degree. Continue to keep in touch with your success, joys and accomplishments Class of 2014!

  5. 2014: Winter 2015

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    Bianca Padilla
    301-437-8772
    hoodcollege14@yahoo.com

    Hello from the Class of 2014! Everyone has been busy since graduation and have celebrated many accomplishments. Let’s see what we have been up to! Angela Shaner is teaching second grade at New Market Elementary School; Amanda Price is a case manager at Way Station, Inc.; and Steven Powell is a graduate teaching assistant in undergraduate psychology at James Madison Univ. Patrick Harrington is the assistant market center administrator for Keller Williams Premier Properties Summit/Westfield in New Jersey; Erin Droneburg is a marketing and communications associate at Yoga Alliance for Yoga Insider; Anela Alic is living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is working for UAE airlines; and Jessica Stonesifer is the owner of Regal Event Rentals. Jacquelyn Wenzel is teaching third grade in Fairfax County; Amelia Lovelace is a research assistant at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Panama City, Fla.; and Matt Dyjack, Jr. is working as the student activities coordinator at Hood College. Maria Gaetskaya is a Koch Fellow at the Cato Institute, Amanda Cavanagh is working for the Way Station as a residential facilitator in Frederick, Md.; and Amanda Walloga is the social media specialist for LINK. Chelsea Young is the marketing director at Colonial Jewelers in downtown Frederick; Melissa Caples is an objects conservation technician at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and Emily Kraatz is teaching first grade at Twin Ridge Elementary School. Denisse Guitarra Yangua is the manufacturing production technician I at MedImmune/AstraZeneca in Frederick; Meghan Burket is working at Platinum PR in Shepherdstown; and Lacey Creelman is a special education teacher in Charles County. Emily Lovelace is an intern with the Third Millennium Alliance; Paige DeVore is currently working in her field in which she obtained her degree at two different companies; and Megan Gregory is a relationship associate working for United Way of Central Maryland. Jennifer Bentz is a research assistant for Michigan State Univ. School of Criminal Justice and a police cadet for the Meridian Township Police Department; Mercedes Barbosa is teaching a fourth grade Asperger’s classroom at Sligo Creek Elementary School; and Madeline Birmingham is a second grade teacher with Frederick County Public Schools. Nate Pauley is the quality control associate for Auntie Anne’s Pretzel factory in Lancaster, Pa.; Mitch Ellison is working at a job in his field of Biology at the USDA; and Chrissi Arnold is working for one of the biggest ophthalmology practices in the states. Kaitlyn Hays returned from Costa Rica after participating in the Tambor Bay Project thanks to the generosity of Hood Alumna, Ruth Ravitz Smith ’83, and is working at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore as a recruiting coordinator; Ashley Bennett is working and volunteering with the National Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) program; Lauren Shaak is a research technician in the Entomology Lab at the Pennsylvania State Univ. Fruit Research Extension Center; and Jennifer Rutherford is working for Frederick County in special education. Marquita Monroe is working at Shared Solution Services; Stacey Axler is the social media and website coordinator of a real estate management company; and I, Bianca Padilla, am a fifth grade teacher at Gaithersburg Elementary School. Congratulations to Tabitha Browne who is engaged to BJ Milliken; Jessica Stonesifer who is engaged to Doug Brown; Courtney Murdock Sprissler who was married in April and bought a house in Mt. Airy, Md.; Chrissi Arnold who is engaged to be married in May 2016; and Ciji Johnson Masser and her husband who welcomed their fourth child in February 2015. Amanda Price is finishing her masters of social work program at Salisbury Univ.; Katrina Villa is participating in a graduate nursing program at Seton Hall Univ. in South Orange, N.J.; and Steven Powell is pursuing his masters of psychology at James Madison Univ. Jennifer Bentz is attending Michigan State Univ.; Amelia Lovelace was accepted to a plant pathology Ph.D., program at the Univ. of Georgia; Matt Dyjack is pursuing a master’s degree at American Univ. Luke Berry is pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Montana State Univ.; Melissa Caples is attending George Washington Univ. for a masters in museum studies; and Paige DeVore is studying nursing. Amy Hagerdon is receiving her masters of science in Environmental Science at Indiana University; Mitch Ellison is pursuing his masters of science degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins Univ.; and Marquita Monroe is obtaining a masters of healthcare administration at Washington Adventist Univ., and a certificate in epidemiology and biostatistics at Drexel Univ. Continue to keep in touch with your success, joys and accomplishments Class of 2014!

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