Greetings to the Class of 1987! Thanks again to everyone who answered my last minute email for class news! Note that you can find the news on the Hood website. You can also add comments and updates at any time. Pretty great. Also, if you have pictures that you like to include with your updates, please send them as well and I can add them to the blog.
Jennifer Stoll DeGross wrote with an update for a few of our classmates. It looks like Molly Reeder and her husband, Doug Chamberlain, moved back to the DC area and are living in Bethesda. Their twin boys just turned 6 years old. Jennifer and Molly just joined a few other alum at a birthday lunch for Kit Berriman Snodgrass ’86 and Faye Phillips. Faye and her husband James live on Capitol Hill with their two kids, Grace, 14 and Jim, 16. Jennifer and husband, Trey, still live in Arlington with their son John-Pierce, 17. They recently went to the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game during a trip to South Bend, Indiana.
Anna Leventis just celebrated the two year anniversary of her restaurant, SoBo Café, in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore. She is loving the career change! Laura Zaccardi recently made a surprise visit.
Andrew Brandler retired from his position as Program Manager for the Radiologic Technology program at St. John’s River State College in St. Augustine, Florida to start Select Coffee Service, a coffee service that provides gourmet coffee beverages to businesses. He also teaches as an adjunct professor for the college so he stays very busy. Please check out Andrew’s website at imageselectenjoy.com or selectcoffeeservicejax.com. His wife, Patricia ’98, is also involved with the business.
Carolyn Shaw and Nancy Neff Dunn with three other friends enjoyed a two week vacation in Rome and Sorrento during September.
Tara Cannava has a new job as a Director of Operations for Hall Health Center at the University of Washington. This is UW’s student health center and provides care and education to UW students, faculty and staff. She wrote that it’s a fun change to be in the middle of a big college campus, as most of her other work time has been spend in a hospital setting. Her children Nick and Natalie are 10 and enjoying a busy fall with basketball and lots of homework! She recently spent a long weekend with her Hood roommate, Susan Brunner Briddell ‘86 at her home on Whidbey Island.
On a personal note, I just finished working on season 2 of a TV series for BYUtv called “Granite Flats.” It’s a one-hour family drama filmed here in Utah and can be found on most cable networks or online at byutv.org. I’m looking forward to a little break between episodes to catch up on things around the house and return to some writing.
Condolences to the family and friends of Stephanie Carlson Murray ’88. I will always remember Stephanie’s smiling face during our years at Hood. Thoughts and prayers for Stephanie’s daughter, Courtney.
I hope everyone has a great holiday season! Feel free to add comments to our blog at hood.edu or send me an email.
Marcie Kendall Gibboney ’87