1. 2011; Winter 2018


    Megan Dancause

    Kudos are in order to the class of 2011; they continue to achieve as the years increase since our time at Hood! Chelsea Bosch Perry completed her Master’s Degree. She received a MAED in mathematical leadership from UMBC. Megan Oliver Crane and her husband welcomed their third child, a son, Daniel Charles, on September 29th. Megan Dancause is now the Assistant Director of Admissions at Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, PA. Sasha Speakman Lear was married to Andrew James Lear on August 12, 2017. The two were married in Wrightsville, PA and met while attending Hood College! Dana Martindell Perry and her husband, Gregory, welcomed their first child, Dove, in July.

  2. 2008; Winter 2018


    Megan Phillips Rosier

    Sarah Haney Koons

    Brittany Wilson Wolske married Matthew Wolske on June 23rd, 2017 in Bridgeville, Delaware. She was also blessed to gain 2 stepsons into her family. They currently live in Salisbury, MD. On October 21st, 2017 Hannah Janiga Zebroski married Daniel Zebroski. Katherine Hitchens Fleck, and her husband, Dan, welcomed their daughter, Charlotte Rae Fleck, on October 30, 2017. Their son, Henry, is super excited about being a big brother!

  3. 2007; Winter 2018


    Amanda Earp Hayes

    Hello, Class of 2007! It’s wonderful to think that we just celebrated our tenth reunion, and I hope those who were able to attend had a fantastic time connecting with former classmates and friends. There is news to report, so let’s get to it: Charis Loomer Beavers is a teacher in Frederick County, where she has just started her eleventh year and is piloting the first full-day Pre-K in the county. She lives in downtown Frederick with her husband, Jimmy (a salesman throughout the Baltimore/DC region), as well as her three-year-old daughter and sixteen-month-old son. Stephanie Cowen Eisenberg has relocated to FL to work as a Senior Producer for FOX 35 Orlando. She has a little girl who will turn two in July, and who she hopes will one day be a Hoodlum like the rest of us! Amanda Earp Hayes’s first nonfiction book, Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac was picked up by a publisher and released September 12 as a #1 bestseller under her pen name, A.E. Hayes. She is now working on a highly-requested sequel to the memoir, as well as writing for a YA anthology, a supernatural/horror anthology, and preparing to publish a book about a coffee shop that takes place in St. Michaels, MD. When not writing, Amanda is busy with her six-year-old son, her husband (a Senior Infrastructure and Database Consultant for a major educational company in Columbia, MD), their three Battlestar Galactica-named cats, and frequent visits to St. Michaels to enjoy the slower pace of life. Collin Kenny teaches fifth and sixth grade at Frederick Classical Charter School, where he has his students mummify chicken legs and assess whether the Mongols were civilized or barbarous. He still writes music for the guitar, which his students often sing in history songs. Collin also leads the praise team at Faith Church PCA, and plays mandolin in the Singing Stones Gospel band once a month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren. He resides in Frederick with his wife and daughter. Natalie McVeigh is excited to be in the Greater Boston Area again. She married Jessica Carsten in June 2016 in Denver, where they previously resided. After more than seven years, Natalie left her own family enterprising advising and coaching firm in May 2017 to join the Private Bank of Wells Fargo as a Vice President, Family Dynamics Consultant. In 2016, she had the honor of being recognized in her field of Family Business Advising by being selected as Faculty of the Family Firm Institute.

  4. 2005; Winter 2018


    Leslie Beck Hughan

    Rebecca Anthony Foster has lived in England since 2007 and has been a full-time freelancer for more than four years. She edits science journals and writes book reviews for various print and online publications on both sides of the pond. This year she was pleased to have a review published in the Times Literary Supplement. She also maintains an active book blog, Bookish Beck, and is on a shadow panel of bloggers judging this year’s Sunday Times/Peters Fraser and Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award. Charlene Vestermark Hauser married CPT George Hauser, a dentist in the Army in November, 2016. She graduated from Gastroenterology Fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., and is getting ready to start working at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, in Fort Hood, Texas. Jennifer Harmon Nachtrieb was promoted to branch manager of the escrow office at Yukon Title Company. She also is expecting her first child, a daughter, in February 2018. Caroline Pandorf purchased her first home. She writes, “I am settling in and still unpacking the endless boxes and organizing. It seems it will never end! It’s a “historical” home built in 1938 with a lot character and charm. It’s in Gaithersburg (city), Md. The home doesn’t have a lot of modern necessities as most homes, like central air or a dishwasher, and the kitchen is not updated, but I’m still in love with it and all its potential. One day I’ll get central A/C and modernized the kitchen, and I can always buy a portable dishwasher. But bottom line it’s home and I love it!” This past spring she celebrated nine years in business. She owns and operates Spoiled Pawz Dog Walking & Pet Care. She also offers dog obedience training. She invites us all to check out her website for more information: www.SpoiledPawzofMontCo.net. She looks forward many years in her new home and hopes to grow her business to include boarding and/or doggie day care. Sara Levering Roa and her husband Vince welcomed a daughter, Cecilia Elizabeth Roa on Jan. 5, 2017. She weighed 6 pounds. Sara also moved from Potomac to Barnesville, Md.

  5. 1999; Winter 2018


    Anne Hambrick-Stowe Rankin

    Greetings Class of ’99!  I trust you’re all doing well and staying busy!  Alison Gregg Dowd continues to work at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she has been a Staff Psychologist since 2012. Last February, however, she transferred to a new position within the Center as Triage/Consult Coordinator for Mental Health Service and loves it.  In addition, she has twice accompanied medical teams providing services to Haiti to provide services to St Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children in Port au Prince.  In 2016, she was appointed Cathedral Sacristan at her church, and also serves on the vestry. As if all that isn’t enough, Alison is also trying to remodel her home (even if it is slow going!), and somehow still makes time for fun fishing outings. And for some exciting family news from Sherie Love — Brant Kenny and Sherie were married October 24, 2015 in Hershey, PA.  In attendance were fellow alums Tricia Muir ’00, Jamie Hentz White ’99, Melanie Jacobs Srivisal ’99, Erin McNulty ’99, Stephanie Mellinger ’99, and Laura Schultz ’99.  A little over a year later, she and Brant welcomed their first child, a son named Maxwell, on December 16, 2016.  Congrats Sherie!  My family and I attended the Hood Homecoming festivities this past fall; it is always great to be back on campus, to talk with the current students, to reconnect with other alums, and to watch my own kids enjoy activities on the quad and to cheer on the Blazers on the field!  To submit updates and news for the next magazine, you can email (annehambrickstowe@gmail.com) or text (717-945-4585) me anytime. Take good care…and hope to hear from you soon!

  6. 1995; Winter 2018


    Jacki Resop Amato

    Christine Gavlick-Fuller, BA, RN, CAWM was appointed the Health Maintenance Nurse for the Department of Veterans Affairs two years ago.  And, she became a first time Grandmother in April!  Baby Peter Ernesto was born to her son and daughter-in-law, named after both of his late Great-Grandfathers! Beyond blessed!  My dear friend Jennifer Barbieri Casey ’98 and her husband Shawn are overjoyed with the birth of their daughter Tessa Anne (Class of 2039) on July 13, 2017.  I attended Tessa’s baptism with my family on October 1, 2017. Congratulations!  On July 8th, I got together with my fellow Memorial Hoodlums, Emma Frederick King, Kim Unseld, Jewel Smith ’96 and Quicha Tresvant Jones ’96 at Bo Brooks Restaurant in Baltimore, MD.  We had so much fun catching up and laughing like time never passed.  We have planned another outing in the near future.  On August 6th, I attended the memorial service of a truly amazing Memorial Hoodlum, Dominique Bustamante Thayil ’97, in Frederick, MD with fellow alums Emma Frederick King, Jewel Smith ’96 and Quicha Tresvant Jones ’96. Many other alums were there in support of her family and friends. Dom will surely be missed!  Please feel free to send me a message anytime throughout the year with your updates!

  7. 1994; Winter 2018


    Sanya Cleary Wolstenholme

    Hello Class of 1994!  I finally have some news to report, other than mine. Jessica Olin now lives in Rochester, NY, and works as the director of library services for a school in the SUNY system – Genesee Community College.  She joined GCC as the new Director of Library Services in July of 2017. Jessica previously served as the Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College, Dover, DE. She has also served as Information Literacy Librarian at Hiram College, Hiram, OH, as well as Adjunct Librarian, Grants Specialist, and Research Services Librarian at Landmark College, Putney, VT.  After Hood, Jessica went on to receive Her M.A.Ed., Touro University International, Cypress, CA and MLIS, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Her professional and research interests include building community at academic libraries, the role of gender in academia, and bridging the gap between library science graduate programs and professional practice. In her spare time, she likes to cross-stitch, watch nerdy television shows like Doctor Who, and spend a lot of time in thrift stores. Congratulations on a job well done! I have also heard about a lot of other wonderful events happening in your lives, but unless you give me the okay I cannot report it. I love seeing your posts on Facebook and so thankful that I keep in touch with so many. Please reach out with a quick email. I would love to hear from you! As for me, Sanya Cleary Wolstenholme, and my own family, Mackenzie is loving life as a freshman at York College of Pennsylvania. Rich and I still aren’t sure how this happened-we must have blinked.  Tori is doing well as a sophomore and Student Council Class President. Rich and I will celebrate 22 years of marriage this November and love our life- the good, the bad, the happy, and the sad. I am still teaching Pre-K children and loving every minute of it! I hope to hear from you soon! Enjoy the season, stay warm, and choose happy! Shannon Gierczak Marriott writes “I am going into my 20th year as a physician assistant after passing my recertification exam for the 4th time last December.  I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry as a Principal Investigator at PAREXEL for the past 10 years. I primarily conduct Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials to work on getting drugs FDA approved.  In addition, I have recently started a bus trip charter company for all New York City trips.  My company is Drama For Your Mama NYC Bus Tours and can be found on Facebook. I do trips to Broadway shows, 9-11 Museum, Shopping Extravaganzas, Sightseeing tours and more. I also do customized tours for groups, fundraisers, girls day out, senior centers and more! I have three children, 3 cats and Matt, my husband of 17 years. Mason is 5 and recently starting Kindergarten. Kaitlyn is 14 and attends Ridge Ruxton School in Towson, MD. Kaitlyn is our angel born with Chromosome 18 Deletion Syndrome and also has autism.  She is our challenging child, but we would not have it any other way.  Brooke is our 10 year old professional actress.  She has been doing theater since age 3 but recently moved into film, TV and commercials. She has filmed on House of Cards, HBO Crashing and Dangerous Book for Boys directed by Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad among others. Her dream is to be cast in a Disney show or a major motion picture. Her dream show to work on is Law and Order.  She will be auditioning for NYC agents this Fall.  Recently, during an audition in Frederick, we had the chance to drive through the Hood Campus to show my family where I went to school and we even had the opportunity to walk through Smith dorm!!

  8. 1992; Winter 2018


    Michelle Inman

    I, Michelle Inman have friended many of our classmates on Facebook. However, I don’t have permission to share or not to share what is on there. One of our classmates, Joann Colucci speak regularly on the phone and have plans to get together next summer (2018). The only news I have to report is my own. I received my masters in Special Education from an online program from Grand Canyon University. This January 2018, I begin my work towards my elementary education/minor special education classwork. In May of 2018, my older son Justin will receive his undergrad degree in Psychology/minor Chemistry from University of Kansas. He plans to continue his masters and doctorate work there. Please don’t hesitate to call, email or mail me. I hope all is going well for each of you. Happy Holidays and have a great 2018!

  9. 1984; Winter 2018


    Susan Flanders Kleinschmidt, M.S. ’92

    Carol Whynot Neill and husband George celebrated 32 years of marriage in August.  Carol is working part-time for the government and George is Director of Sales for a local new home builder.  Their daughter Caitlin and her husband Matt live nearby in Annapolis, and had their first grandchild Carter last year.  Carter is 20 months old and so much fun! Daughter Emily is doing well, they are happy she lives close by.  Son, Spencer is a junior in high school and playing football and baseball.  Carol would love to connect with any friends on Facebook! Maryann Giannotti Massillio’s Danny is in his second year working for ESPN in Bristol, CT as a Production Assistant, where he creates highlights and dialog of sporting events prior to it being shown on ESPN.  Maryann recently visited Chicago, ILL to attend the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo where she was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jennifer Bardliving Reed, Leslie Wilkins-Pruitt ’85 and Mari Padilla Spina ’86 reunited with their Lil’ Sisters in Frederick.  They enjoyed visiting with, Maritza Bido ’86, Luz DeBrosse Ment ’86, Nanette Rosario Sanchez ’86, Gina Oliveros ’86, Kim E. Burns ’87 and Khateeta Emerson.  Through tears of joy and hugs they laughed about the times they shared on Hood’s campus and caught up on their life journeys beyond Hood.  They decided too much time had passed and they hope to get together more often! Jennifer and Leslie were also able to attend the 125th Hood homecoming in September.  Jennifer enjoyed catching up with Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Dr Olivia White and enjoyed meeting President Andrea Chapdelaine.  Jennifer and Leslie both agree that they are one thousand percent happy they selected Hood College for their undergraduate work.  Hood has prepared them for so many life opportunities and challenges. Mindy Brown and Amy Connor Asman reunited to celebrate their “double nickels” birthdays in Pittsburgh.  They attended the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill Soul to Soul concert.  Amy Connor Asman’s daughter Emily just started her MBA program at UT-Austin.  Son Connor, works in Bethesda in Marketing for a vitamin company.  Maria Prezioso Beyer still finds herself in Frederick County and reports life is Wonderful in Woodsboro.  She and Donnie are “retired”……which actually means busy!  Together they have 5 children, 9 grandchildren and are expecting their second great grandchild.  Maria and Donnie spend a fair amount of time traveling to visit family and still sees Olga Hopkins Murray.  Maria says her friendship with Olga is an unusual gift and she is grateful they remained close, it is also neat to see their children continuing their friendship! Stephanie Robertson Belella is the Vice Chancellor of the Acquisition Internship School at the Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy in Frederick.  Her daughter Taylor was married in July, 2017 to Cullan Ganley.  Stephanie became a third time grandmother to Quinn Robert Belella the third son of her son and daughter-in-law Mitchell and Carissa Belella.  Daughter, Payton is a Junior at Hood College and loves every minute.  She is a biology major and recently was awarded a scholarship as part of the Hood Legacy ring and Scholarship program. Rebecca Burdette is a board-certified obesity medicine physician and she just created a new science based plan for wellness called Dr. Becky’s Health Done Right.  She plans to launch the program by the end of the year and would love to speak to anyone regarding healthy eating especially as it relates to women’s health. Terry Rappoldt Stickles started a new job at Spirittrust Lutheran at Utz Terrace as the Volunteer Services coordinator.  She left the world of retail banking after 33 years.  She is looking forward to the job and using a different skill set unfortunately not to full time work as her previous job was part time for the last 25 years. Paris DuChesne Niesterowicz is expecting a new baby!  She is looking forward to her 6 month old Lipizzaner filly Charlotte arriving home.  Paris is also pursuing her Master’s degree in Nursing Management at Stevenson University.  She currently works in the Emergency department at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Carole King Heine reports daughter Kelsey, 27 lives in Baltimore and is a sales rep for Avaya.  Daughter Gretchen, 25 lives in Oklahoma City and is a 5th grade teacher with Teach for America.  Son Kevin, 23 was commissioned as a Marine Officer in June.  Daughter Carly, 21 is a Junior at University of MI and plays on the Women’s Lacrosse team.  Carol and Husband Stephen traveled to Italy to celebrate their 30th anniversary.  Carol has been Director of Tour de Frederick for the past three years and recently joined a new start up Potluck.chat, a video chat platform with many possibilities.  She would love to hear from anyone who is interested in checking it out! Ellen-Marie Samsen Knehans is excited to sing The Messiah with the Hood college choir.  Her son Jonathon is a senior at Hood majoring in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics and Accounting.  Her other son is a Biology teacher at Burroughs HS in Ridgecrest, CA.

  10. 1983; Winter 2018


    Mary Townley

    Hello Class of 1983!  It’s my pleasure to update you on news from a few of our classmates.  Kathy Alexander Long writes, “We are finally experiencing the “empty nest” now that our youngest son is attending Lafayette College where he is pursuing Neuroscience and is on the track and field team. My oldest son got married last December and is in his 6th year teaching 5th grade in Hagerstown MD. Last year he was a finalist for Washington County Teacher of the Year which was quite an honor. The middle son will be graduating from USUHS in May as an Air Force Doctor. He plans to pursue the field of Radiology. As for me, I am a supervisor with The Office of Child Care in Frederick County. I have had many occasions to visit The Onica Prall Child Development Lab at Hood and it always takes me back to my own time spent there as part of the Child Development course. It’s been nice getting to reconnect with some of my Hood classmates on Facebook.”  I also heard from Sharon Carnevale Schopfer who is looking forward to our reunion in June and tells us, “Since 2010 I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and have worked in two major Houston Hospitals in the Medical Center Houston. Since leaving Houston in 2012, I had a Lactation private practice in DE and most recently (last 2 years) have joined WIC as their Breastfeeding Manager, part of the City of Newark, NJ Health Dept. My three children, Collin 27, Madi 23, and Evan 17 are all doing well. Madi and her husband Ryan are at Camp Pendleton living in Oceanside, CA. Collin is working for Burger King Corporate in Atlanta and Evan will be off to College in the fall. My husband Chris is a business owner and manages Atlantic Heat Treat in Wilmington, DE. Life is as busy as ever, Hope the Class of 1983 is doing well, and looking forward to June!” Pamela Stamey Inskeep had a lot to share.  She writes, “I have been working at my local library in the Circulation Dept. as a Community Service Worker II – Library Circulation Aide, P/T, since June 25, 2013. I also lead the library’s fiction and nonfiction book discussion groups. Plus, I lead a ladies social book club. I am also a private tutor, P/T, in math, reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, essay writing, cursive writing, and test prep. I am working with two students currently and am about to take on a third student. Typically, I tutor about 2 to 5 students each semester. My daughter, Jessica, is 27 years old now. She is a licensed and certified teacher and, after teaching high school special education for three years, she is now an Educational Diagnostician at an elementary school in Wilmington, Delaware. My husband Johnny has been helping my mom a lot this year. Since she doesn’t drive, he takes her to the grocery store, the thrift shop, and a local resale store and helps her do her shopping. He takes her to the bank and post office. Then, they go have lunch. They do this twice a week. I help her out once or twice a week. Besides reading a lot, I have started crocheting again. I find the rhythm of the crochet hook stitching yarn very soothing. I love the colorful yarns and beautiful patterns.” Deborah Single Hays shares that she will not be able to join us at our reunion this spring as she, her husband Stephen and their two boys, Matthew and Timothy will be cruising the British Isles. The cruise celebrates Deb and Stephen’s 25th anniversary, Matthew’s graduation from Rice University, and Timothy’s completion of 10th grade. Congratulations to the whole Hays family!  Finally, Lee Ann Near Aikens shared “Things are busy here in WV. Ron & I are essentially empty-nesters with Tori living on a military base as she works for DOD and Jordan graduates from WVU next May but will be starting medical school in the fall. I returned to work in the lab part-time at the VA after taking 10 yrs. off to stay home. It’s a privilege providing good care for our veterans. When not working, I spend time with my 85 yr. old mother tending chickens, cooking and running all over the place, and I’m blessed to have my 86 yr. old Dad nearby as well.” Hoping to see many of you at Reunion Weekend in June! ~Mary

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