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FALL 2022

Lynne Spigelmire Viti ’65 had a letter to the editor of The Baltimore Sun published sharing details of her recent visit to Mercy where she read poems from her latest book, The Walk to Cefalu, to members of our community including AP English students and members of The Lance and The Shield. In reflecting on her visit, Lynne wrote, “I have read before many audiences, in bookstores, schools, at senior centers, in libraries-- and have been fortunate to have very engaged, reactive listeners. But this group was the most prepared, the most engaged, the most inquisitive, that I’ve ever experienced. There is nothing quite like reading one’s poetry to a room of 50 students and hearing so many cool finger snaps of appreciation.” Read the full letter here.


Kitty Yanson ’66 had her personal lyric essay, "The Uses of Water," published online as an editor’s pick in the "Braided Way: Faces and Voices of Spiritual Practice," a magazine that provides a “forum for practitioners of spiritual disciplines from various world faiths, with the intention of providing guidance and insight to readers from varied spiritual perspectives.” Read Kitty's essay here.


Mary Ellen Santiago Barbera ’69, P’88, retired Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge, is the first woman to have her portrait on display at the Maryland Court of Appeals. The tradition of displaying these portraits dates back to 1778! We were honored to have former Chief Judge Barbera as our most recent commencement speaker, inspiring the Class of 2022 with her remarks in June. Read more about former Chief Judge Barbera's portrait in this article from The Daily Record


Fran Pellegrini Brinker ’83, P’10,’12 has accepted a position as the Assistant Director of Bond Financing with the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). In this position, Fran assists the Director of Bond Financing in managing the MEDCO-owned assets, structuring potential deals that are seeking MEDCO financing, reviewing and drafting documents, and other aspects of project finance and management. Previously, she worked as an attorney at Miles & Stockbridge for almost 30 years specializing in public finance and tax-exempt bond work, including work as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, and bank counsel. Fran also co-chaired the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Fran earned her Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from the University of Baltimore in 1989. 


Lisa Glenn Schaffer ’91 is an independent recruiter for Wrenchzilla, a veteran-owned company that matches seasoned, skilled professionals with employers focusing on drivers, mechanics, and other “blue-collared” trades.


Liza Boffen-Yordanov, CFRE ’92 has been named the Director of Advancement at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Formerly the head of advancement for Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Liza has 24 years of experience in international fundraising and alumni relations. Liza has held senior positions at The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Franklin University Switzerland, The George Washington University, The National University of Singapore, and Purdue University. She and her teams have raised hundreds of millions of dollars during her career. Liza completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University) in Washington DC. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the School for International Training and is ABD at Purdue University for her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. Read more here


Sarah Butts, MSW ’98 has been awarded the Women in Government Relations Excellence in Advocacy Award in the category of Federal Issue Campaign! This award aims to put the spotlight on everyday advocates who dedicate themselves to representing their issue, cause, or organization in the public policy arena. Specifically, the Federal Issue Award "recognizes an effort wherein the advocate(s) successfully impacted the outcome of a federal legislative or regulatory problem or opportunity on behalf of their cause, issue, client, organization or coalition." Sarah is the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).


Blaire Aull Miller ’02, senior business development manager at Constellation Energy, has been named to the Stevenson University Board of Trustees, ex officio. Blaire served as president of the Stevenson Alumni Association Board from June 2020 to June 2022. She graduated magna cum laude from Stevenson in 2005, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Blair then earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola Maryland University graduating summa cum laude in 2008. 


Melissa Kellner, MS, OTR/L ’06 was honored as a 2022 Shock Trauma Hero at the 32nd annual Shock Trauma Heroes Celebration held on September 10, 2022. This celebration highlights the extraordinary working relationship between Shock Trauma and its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) partners that has made Maryland's unique, highly coordinated trauma system a national model. Melissa, who is an Occupational Therapist at Shock Trauma's Rehab unit, was honored along with more than 40 trauma professionals and first responders who worked together to save the life of a 51-year-old highway construction worker whose legs were crushed when he was struck by a car on I-95 and pinned against his truck. Read more about this honor here.


Julie Robinson Lurz ’08 has been promoted to a role as a Staff Development Teacher in the Baltimore County Public School System. Julie earned her Master of Education degree in Special Education and Teaching from Loyola University Maryland in 2018.


Lauren Ramsburg, PharmD ’08, has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager at RiteAid in Silverdale, Washington. Lauren completed her undergraduate work at Towson University, earning her bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry in 2013. She then earned her graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University, earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2017.


Sasha Slacum Sachdev ’08 has accepted a position as Strategy and Operations Manager for Network Optimization at BetterUp, a business coaching organization. 


Erin Scrimger ’09 has accepted a position as an archivist at the United States National Archives and Records Administration. Erin earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a concentration in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.


Dr. Lisa Shanty ’09 earned her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in August 2022. She has accepted a position as a fellow with the Johns Hopkins IDEALS Institute, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education. As part of this fellowship, Lisa's team is developing learning materials for early intervention providers and families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities, with the goal of preparing them for Kindergarten and beyond. 


Maria Stavrides ’09 has been promoted to Onboarding Consultant II at Toast, a restaurant point of sale and management system. Maria earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems in 2013 from Towson University. 


Kristen Trzcinski ’09 has been promoted to Compensation Manager at Under Armour. Kristen earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resources from Towson University in 2016. 


Anuli Duru ’10, a freelance content creator, was featured in the September 13, 2022 issue of Vogue in an article entitled The Best Looks from Afropunk Brooklyn 2022.


Shannon Harwell Bishop ’11 has accepted a position in the marketing department at Revlon. 


Ivy Perrella ’14 has accepted a position as Administrative Coordinator at Park's Chevrolet in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ivy graduated magna cum laude from Salisbury University's Perdue School of Business in 2017 earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Planning and Services. 


Ashley Grabowski ’17 has accepted a position as Registration Coordinator for Sponsorship Boost. In May 2021, Ashley earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Baltimore. 


Nadia Owusu ’17 has been promoted to Director of Policy and Communications for Baltimore City Councilmember for District 2, Danielle McCray. Nadia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in American Government and United States Politics from the University of Maryland in 2021.


Elisha Buie ’18 has accepted a position as an Assistant Study Coordinator at Noble Life Sciences, Inc., a preclinical contract research organization (CRO) owned and operated by scientists with decades of experience in drug, vaccine, and medical device development. Elisha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Pre-Veterinary Studies from Delaware State University in May 2022.


Kaila Burks ’18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Towson University in 2022. 


Allie Lijewski ’18, a May 2022 graduate of Loyola University, has accepted a position as a Digital Marketing Manager at SoBotanical, the only custom aromatherapy bar in the Baltimore tri-state area. 


Emily Schneider ’18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from the University of Maryland Global Campus in August 2022. She has accepted a position as a Research Assistant at Kennedy Krieger Institute


Claire Corte ’19, a senior majoring in criminology and philosophy and minoring in Spanish at the University of Lynchburg, will serve as Head Delegate at the National Model of United Nations in Spring 2023. Claire, and the other members of the University of Lynchburg Model UN, will represent Ireland. In addition, Claire is one of five finalists for the 2023 Sommerville Scholar Award at the University of Lynchburg. This award honors one senior who has exemplified the University of Lynchburg’s ideals in their four years at the University.


Cassidy Roberts ’19, a senior majoring in political science at West Virginia University, has been elected Vice President of Membership for her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. 


Hailey Wienecke ’19 earned the Oscar "Doc" Shapiro Memorial Award for Outstanding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider from the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company located in Northern Baltimore County. Hailey is pursuing a career as a paramedic.


Megan Francis ’20, a junior hospitality, resort, and tourism management major at Coastal Carolina University, was honored as Tau Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity's "Brother of the Month" in October 2022. Delta Sigma Pi develops principled business leaders for the future by providing a lifetime of opportunity for members, by providing training in professional skills, leadership, ethics, and service. According to Megan, "Being a member of DSP over the past year has been one of the most rewarding experiences from my time at Coastal. I wake up each day constantly inspired by my fellow brothers, which has led to me becoming a much more active member within the fraternity and in my own personal development. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this organization and it is an honor to be nominated as Brother of the Month by my DSP family."


Breighan Pressley ’20, a junior double majoring in Social Work and Sociology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, completed an internship with the Baltimore County Department of Aging Ombudsman Program. Breighan also earned her certification as a preschool teacher and is working at a local childcare center.


Rhianna Betley ’21, a sophomore at Albright College, is an outside hitter on the Albright women's volleyball team. To read about her season, click here


Riley Mitchell ’21, a sophomore majoring in Marketing at Loyola University Maryland was recently awarded Loyola's Cura Personalis Award. This award recognizes and honors students who embody the Ignatian ideal of care for the whole person through demonstrated service, leadership, and academic achievement. At Loyola, Riley serves as a student office assistant in the Office of Student Engagement and is a member of Evergreens, a group of upperclassmen committed to supporting new students and acting as a resource throughout their first year at Loyola. In addition, she is a member of the Women in Business Club.


Alira Abdullai ’22, a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, was recently featured in the University of Maryland College Park's C.D. Mote, Jr. Incentive Awards Program 2022 Yearbook. This program is designed for exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence, and maturity. Alira stated, "As a child of two hard-working Nigerian immigrants who came to this country with nothing but a dream and managed to make something of themselves, success for me is the only option, and I know that UMD and IAP hold so many opportunities for me to not only grow as a student but as a person. It is my dream to help children like myself who were born with no spoon in their mouths to know that there is more to life than suffering, and education can get you to incredible places." 


Valery Caicedo ’22, a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, was recently featured in the University of Maryland College Park's C.D. Mote, Jr. Incentive Awards Program 2022 Yearbook. This program is designed for exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence, and maturity. Valery stated, "I want to be able to give back and prove to others and myself that I took advantage of the opportunities given to me. There are many people whose kindness helped me persevere through many difficult circumstances and led me to succeed and take risks. My journey also allowed me to discover how much tenacity I had and has given me a strength I would not have otherwise gotten. While it has been challenging, I would not change my path and I appreciate what I’ve learned."


Ashley Taupyen ’22, a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, was recently featured in the University of Maryland College Park's C.D. Mote, Jr. Incentive Awards Program 2022 Yearbook. This program is designed for exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence, and maturity. Ashley stated, "Aside from my strong leadership, my vibrant, optimistic attitude is another apparent quality that sets me apart from others. Staying hopeful in challenging situations is difficult, but it’s always better than being doubtful, as failure and insecurities arise from focusing on 'the worst possible outcome.' Acquiring a growth mindset is key to success, and without staying positive, I wouldn’t have been able to come as far as I have today. Ultimately, I will consistently portray a strong work ethic, uphold the strong character and positive attitudes IAP represents, and utilize my talents to serve others while acting as a good role model in my community."



Andrea Amos Hardy '08 has accepted a position as the Nurse Manager for Perioperative Services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Center.

Shannon Austin '08 has been selected to attend a two-week Writing Workshop in Greece.

Brie Brown '08, a Baltimore County Public Schools Kindergarten teacher, was interviewed by ESPN in an article entitled How Lacie DeCosta Became the Leader of the 'Ravens Flock' on Social MediaBrie shared how Lacie DeCosta, the wife of Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta has supported Brie's classroom and school.

Candace Ransom '08 is a Registered Nurse with Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Candace completed her undergraduate work in Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University. She then earned her Master of Science degree in Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader from the University of Virginia in 2022.

Dr. Rachel Troch '08 has accepted a position as a neonatologist at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. 

Noelle Ford '09 has been promoted to Lead Mentor/Instructional Coach at Friends School of Baltimore. 

Sasha Slacum Sachdev '08 was promoted to Senior Manager, Central Supply at Wonolo

Alondra Sills '09, a 2013 graduate of Coppin State University, is employed as the clinical education coordinator in the adult emergency department at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Brandi Zaccaria '09  accepted a position as an adjunct professor in the Special Education Department at Towson University teaching a class on the topic of the social emotional development of children.

Anuli Duru '10 was recently featured on The Today Show highlighting her cosplay tribute to 'The Nanny,' Fran Fine. Anuli has grown a large Instagram following for her creative cosplay looks. She's mostly seen cosplaying as different Anime characters or modeling gorgeous styles for various events. To read more, click here.

Savannah Georgieff '10 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature from Towson University in 2015 and her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the Community College of Baltimore County in May 2022. She is currently a Registered Dental Hygienist at Dr. Caroline Foster Owen's office in Baltimore.

Hannah-Sarah Litsch '10 has accepted a position as a cyber architect at Bell Textron, an aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2014.

Jane Bryant '11 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Towson University. Jane owns her own tutoring business which specializes in children aged 8-14 who identify as neurodivergent learners. While supporting these children in their academic journey. Jane simultaneously focuses on advancing their socio-emotional growth and development providing a personalized set of services.

Toni Strehlen DiVenanzio '11 has been promoted to an accounts payable specialist at BlueDot of Maryland.

Gabriella Capobianco '12 has been promoted to National Sales Trainer at Sebela Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Mary Oakey '12 earned her Master of Science degree in medical physics and radiation oncology from the University of Toledo in 2019. Mary is employed as a medical brachytherapy physicist at Novant Health New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mary and two of her colleagues have implemented Interstitial Brachytherapy, a new procedure which allows targeted treatment to patients with gynecologic cancers. This procedure is performed with the use of special catheters that are placed in and around the tumor, making it possible to deliver radiation doses to the tumor while reducing the radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissues, such as the bowel and bladder. Mary is pictured on the left in the photo below. 

Taylor Villareal Kalwa '12 earned her Master of Science degree in Communication Management from Towson University. Taylor recently accepted a position as a change manager at Allegis Group supporting communication, change management, and training efforts for the organization.

Kasey Fogelsanger Hayes '13, a 2017 graduate of the York College of Pennsylvania, is a teacher in the Garnet Valley, PA Public School System. She is pursuing her Master of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Teacher Leadership at Villanova University. 

Rebecca Leary Finnerty '13 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Towson University in 2017. She is currently teaching second grade in the Baltimore County Public School system.

Jill Flenner Burley '13  is employed as an occupational therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Jill holds her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and she earned her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Chatham University in 2020. 

Julia Tobin '13 earned her Master of Science degree in Management with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Maryland Global Campus in May 2022.

Lindsay Berg Arnold '14 joined the East Carolina University (ECU) Office of Student Development staff as an academic coordinator in October of 2021.In her current role, Lindsay primarily works with Pirate football student-athletes, handling a myriad of key responsibilities that include conducting weekly academic meetings, tracking degree progress and providing study skills. Prior to her appointment at ECU, she served as a mental performance coach at Sterling Sports Mindset, a private sport psychology group practice in Kansas City, for a year. Lindsay earned her Bachelor of Science degree in sport and exercise psychology from West Virginia University (WVU) in 2019 and then earned a Master of Science degree in kinesiology, sport, and exercise science from Georgia Southern in 2020. While there she served as a graduate assistant helping prepare grants for submission and co-authoring a manuscript that was ultimately accepted for publication in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In addition, she served as an academic advising intern for the school's successful football program in her last semester and was president of GSU's Sport and Exercise Psychology Club. As an undergraduate at WVU, Lindsay engaged in a multitude of academic, leadership, and volunteer roles, including service as a student-athlete tutor, Special Olympics volleyball coach, sport and exercise psychology peer advisor, sport and exercise psychology club historian, and co-founder of the Association for Women Networking in Sport and Physical Activity. She also currently serves as a Rising Star Lead - Mental Health in Sports Circle for the Women Leaders in College Sports, an appointment she earned in January of 2020. Lindsay is certified as a mental performance coach, was a student commencement speaker during West Virginia's graduation ceremony in 2018, and was named WVU's Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Additionally, she attended the 33rd and 34th Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conferences as a lead presenter.

Abigail Messaris '14 earned her Master of Arts degree in Emerging Media from Loyola University Maryland in August 2021. She is currently  the Coordinator for Undergraduate Communications and Recruitment in the University of Maryland's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Corinna Sech '14 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences and Secondary Education with a minor in Italian from Towson University. She is currently teaching high school Social Studies in the Baltimore County Public School system while she pursues her Master of Science degree in Transformational Educational Leadership at Towson University with an anticipated graduation date of 2024. 

Sarah Laiza Braine '16 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Asian Studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2020. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in cultural heritage from Johns Hopkins University. 

Jessica Midwig '16 earned her Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and Management with a special interest in Pediatric Optometry at Stevenson University. She has accepted a position as a Pediatric Ophthalmic Technician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-medicinal studies from the University of Iowa in 2020. 

Jill Scott '16 is employed as a seasonal park ranger at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In this role, Jill completes a variety of tasks such as repairing materials around the park, hosting interpretive programs, leading volunteer programs, and completing trail maintenance.  She has been accepted into the History Postgraduate Program at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and will begin her studies there in September 2022. 

Allison Stillinghagan '16 had her comment entitled The Kids Aren't Alright: The Road to Abandoning Deceptive Interrogation Techniques for Juvenile Suspects in Maryland published in Volume 81 Issue 3 of the Maryland Law Review. Aly is a Juris Doctor Candidate at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a student attorney with the University of Maryland Clinical Law Program. 

Consolata Olemgbe '1graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morgan State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences in May 2021. She is currently employed as a Pharmacy Technician II for Kaiser Permanente and as a Manufacturing Associate for Emergent BioSolutions.

Brianna Romagnano '17 has been accepted to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where she will pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Brianna is a 2021 graduate of Virginia Tech, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences on the Pre-Veterinary track. 

Megan Young '17 is pursuing her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law while serving as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Michelle Harner. Megan has also accepted a position as a Staff Editor at Maryland Law Review, the oldest student-run legal journal at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Yinka Akinola '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation from the University of Maryland College Park. She has accepted a position at Comcast NBC Universal as a CORE technology associate. 

Ciara Armour '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Towson University, earning Dean's List honors every semester since fall of 2020. Ciara has accepted a teaching position in a Functioning Academic Learning Support (FALS) program. 

Lauren Berrish '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Immunology and Infectious Disease from Pennsylvania State University in May 2022. 

Jessica Borne '18 graduated Cum Laude from The University of South Alabama earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. She has accepted a position as a Modeling and Assessment Specialist with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the Air Permits Division.

Taylor Colimore '18 graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Kinetic Imaging with a focus on Animation, Sound, Performance, and Video Art. During her junior and senior years she worked as a research assistant to Dr. Kate Sicchio, an assistant professor of dance and media technologies at VCU. Her work was featured in a VCU article entitled, Class of 2022: A Freshman Class in Digital Media Inspires a New Direction in Art. View more of Taylor's art here. Taylor has also accepted a position as a Media Specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Kristin Curry '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2022. She has accepted a position as a mental health worker at Sheppard Pratt.

Shanelle Fleet '18 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Mary's College of Maryland. 

Jasmine Franklin '18 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Widener University. She was also named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester.

Jordan Garner '18 graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Nursing earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Rachel Hoos '18, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Media Studies from Loyola University Maryland. Rachel has accepted a position as a Marketing Coordinator for Harkins Builders

Rachael Huebler '18 gradauted Magna Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was also named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List. Rachael was a defender on the York women's lacrosse team. To read about her season, click here. This fall, she will be attending West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Hannah Keller '18 graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish from McDaniel College on May 21. Hannah also earned Honors in Environmental Studies. Hannah was also name to the McDaniel College Spring 2022 Dean's List with High Honors, earning a grade point average between 3.70 and 3.89.

Kaitlyn Kozlowski '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a Visual Communication Design minor from Stevenson University. She was a member of the women's lacrosse team and was named the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth Midfielder of the Year. Kaitlyn paced the conference with 106 draw controls, becoming Stevenson's all-time draw control leader in a game, season, and career. She has scored 34 goals, ranking third on the team, and caused 11 turnovers with 25 ground balls. She also posted at least 10 draw controls in four contests for the Mustangs, breaking the career mark against Hood College on April 6. Kaitlyn was also selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) DIII Senior All-Star Team. The IWLCA also named her All Region. Kaitlyn was also named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List at Stevenson University, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Allie Lijewski '18 graduated Summa Cum Laude earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with double specializations in Journalism and Digital Media with a Writing minor from Loyola University Maryland. She was been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average. As a student at Loyola, Allie was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honors Society; Pi Epsilon Pi, the National Writing Honors Society, where she served as the Vice President; and Lamba Pi Eta, the Communications National Honor Society.

Rosemary Mezu '18 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morgan State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Environmental Design.

Kathryn Paturzo '18 graduated Cum Laude from Elon University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Religious Studies. She also recently presented her research entitled The Impacts of Religious Beliefs and Levels of Practice on Heart Rate Variability at the Experimental Biology Conference (EB) in Philadelphia. EB is the annual meeting of five societies exploring the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Participants represent scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and industry. This fall Kathryn will pursue her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Monmouth University.

Morgan Pettebone '18, a senior at the University of Maryland College Park majoring in Bioengineering, has accepted a position as a Biologics Intern in GTO at AstraZeneca.

Riley Rumbley '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Towson University where she was a member of the women's soccer team. 

Katie Yeagle '18 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Florida Southern University. Katie was a member of the Florida Southern women's lacrosse team who recently won their fourth Sunshine State Conference tournament championship in team history. To read more about Katie's season, click here.

Jordan Banks '19 is a rising senior at Hood College majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society for Aspiring Educators, and vice president of the Hood College step team. In addition, Joran serves as a head resident assistant (RA). 

Sarah Cirincione '19, a rising senior at McDaniel College, studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary during the Spring 2022 semester.

Sarah Coffman '19 is a rising senior at the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, majoring in Kinesiology, on the Pre-Occupational Therapy track and minoring in Human Development. Sarah serves as a recruitment chair of Terp Thon, the largest student-run philanthropic organization in Maryland supporting Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of UMD's Global Public Health Scholars Program, earning their Outstanding Citizenship Award. Sarah has been inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, a local honorary society open to undergraduates in Family Science, Community Health, Kinesiology and Public Health Science at UMD. In addition, Sarah is a member of the Kinesiology Student Organization, the Pre-Occupational Therapy Association, and Catholic Terps.

Carly Connell '19, a rising senior at the University of Maryland College Park majoring in government and politics and minoring in professional writing, studied abroad in Italy during the Summer of 2022.

Claire Corte '19, a rising senior majoring in Criminology and Philosophy and minoring in Spanish, at Lynchburg University, has been elected the social chair and standards chair of her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Zeta Upsilon Chapter. In addition, Claire has also been elected president of the Pre-Law Society at Lynchburg. This summer, Claire will be studying abroad in London.

Abigail Estrada '19, a rising senior double majoring in Marriage and Family Studies and Theology, was named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List at DeSales University, earning a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.

Grace LaCount '19, a rising senior majoring in theater at Frostburg State university, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement, with the distinction of a 4.0 grade point average.

Marissa Lesko '19 is a rising senior at Elizabethtown College majoring in Forensic Chemistry. She is a member of the intramural soccer and flag football teams and the Chemistry Club. Marissa is also a chemistry teaching assistant and a lead peer mentor, helping incoming students transition from high school to college. 

Kayleigh Maimone '19, a rising senior double majoring in Biology/Pre-Medicine and Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies, at Washington College was awarded the Greater Baltimore Alumnae Panhellenic Association's 2022 Scholarship honoring outstanding undergraduate sorority woman from a Maryland college or university. In addition, an article entitled Made for Medicine featuring Kayleigh was recently published on the Washington College website. Kayleigh is the president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and  attended their national convention and  leadership training held in Grapevine, Texas as Washington College's official delegate. In addition, Kayleigh just completed her term as the president of the Washington College (WC) Student Events Board. This group is responsible for planning events for the entire WC community. This summer, Kayleigh will continue her internship at Mercy Medical Center.

Hailey Wienecki '19 has been accepted into the School of Health Professions Emergency Medical Technology Program at the Community College of Baltimore County. Hailey is an Emergency Medical Technician with the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department. 

Kennedy Ackerman '20, a rising junior at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Olivia Barry '20, a rising junior majoring in Communication and Media Studies and double minor in Journalism, Editing, & Publishing and Arts Management at Washington College, is completing an internship at Baltimore Fishbowl. Her article, Black-Owned Skin Care Company NKVSKIN Opens with Support from Program Striving to Fill Downtown Baltimore Vacancies, was published in the June 2, 2022 edition. 

Erin Burnett '20, a rising junior Broadcast Journalism major and Technology Entrepreneurship minor at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD), has been elected the vice president of UMCP's chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. Erin is also a sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha. She serves as a UMD Peer Mentor and is a College Park Scholar. In addition, Erin is a staff writer for The Black Explosion, UMD’s only historically Black newspaper and she participated in the Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Program in 2021. She is a fellow for the Emma Bowen Foundation, which awarded her a paid four-year summer internship at WBAL-TV in Baltimore. While in high school, Erin was a member of the inaugural class of Youthcast Media Group and was recently featured in their "College Corner" publication. Read the story here.

Ariyanna Cozart '20 is a rising junior Kinesiology major at the University of Virginia on the Pre-Med track. 

Asha Davis '20 is a rising junior majoring in Public Health on the Pre-Physician Assistant track at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) in their Honors College. Asha is also a team leader in the UMCP Orientation Office, assisting new students and their families throughout their entire orientation experience. 

Megan Francis '20, a rising junior Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management major, was named to the Spring 2022 President's List at Coastal Carolina University, earning a semester grade point average of 4.0.

Chloe Griffin '20, a rising junior majoring in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and minoring in Special Education at Loyola University of Maryland, has been named to Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. Chloe also serves as an Evergreen, an upperclass student committed to supporting new students and acting as a resource throughout their first year. In addition, Chloe is a member of the Loyola Women's Club Basketball Team. 

Karissa Kozlowski '20 earned her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology, Humanities, and Social Sciences from the Community College of Baltimore County in May 2022. She is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Towson University beginning in Fall 2022. 

Bailey Krahl '20, a rising junior majoring in Exploratory Studies at Shippensburg University, is a midfielder on the Shippensburg women's lacrosse team. To read about her season, click here

Christy Martin '20, a rising junior majoring in International Business at Elizabethtown College, will continue as a Hersheypark leadership development intern in the Hersheypark attractions department this summer. In 2021, Christy was named Outstanding Employee and she was recently promoted to team lead. At Elizabethtown, Christy serves as a resident assistant, student ambassador and tour guide, and as an academic tutor. Christy was also named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a semester grade point average of 3.60 or higher. 

Laura Parada '20, a rising junior at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Brooke Rainville '20 is a rising junior Health Sciences major on the pre-occupational therapy track with a Christian Studies minor at James Madison University. 

Elena Schutz '20 is a rising junior at the University of Maryland College Park double majoring in Management and Marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. During her freshman year, Elena was part of the Carillon Communities iGive Living and Learning Program, working with non-profit organizations to create a grant competition to aid the environment. She is also a member of the Accounting and Business Association, serving as the social and community service chair. In addition, she is a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional co-ed business fraternity. 

Kelley Scott '20 is a rising junior majoring in Environmental Science at the University of Maryland College Park. She is a sister of Alpha Delta, Pi Beta Phi chapter.

McKenna Shay '20, a rising junior Nursing major at Frostburg State University, is a goalie on the Frostburg women's lacrosse team. To read about her season, click here. McKenna was also named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning cumulative semester grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale

Janiece Taylor '20, a rising junior, has been named to the McDaniel College Spring 2022 Dean's List with Honors, earing a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.69.

Mickey Burnett '21, a rising sophomore at Lander University, plays attack on the Lander women's lacrosse team. To read about her season, click here

L'Rae Chester '21, a rising sophomore, has been named to the McDaniel College Spring 2022 Dean's List with High Honors earning a grade point average between 3.70 and 3.89.

Gabby Costello '21 is a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park, majoring in Business in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 

Kerri DeCarlo '21, a rising sophomore majoring in Criminology at York College of Pennsylvania, is completing an internship at Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company. She is completing a summer internship at Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company

Caleigh Forti '21, a rising sophomore at Rutgers University, is a goalie for the Rutgers women's lacrosse team. To read about her season, click here

Shey Freyman '21, a rising sophomore majoring in Public Health on the Pre-Medicine track at the University of Maryland College Park, has accepted a position as a student assistant at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. 

Hannah Kurtz '21 is a rising sophomore at the University of Vermont majoring in Sustainable Business. 

Dasia McQueen '21, a rising sophomore at Delaware State University, is a member of the women's lacrosse team. To read about her season, click here

Precious Nwobi '21, a rising sophomore at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Laine Reddish '21, a rising sophomore majoring in Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania, was named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Kelsey Reynolds '21, a rising sophomore at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Riley Schap '21, a rising sophomore at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Sofia Smith '21, a rising sophomore at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Bri Stumpf '21, a rising sophomore at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Natalie Vancura '21, a rising sophomore majoring in Health Science and Public Policy at Gettysburg College, has been elected the president of the Newman Association which aims to strengthen the relationships of Gettysburg's Catholic students with one another and with God. 

Lynne Spigelmire Viti '65 has published a new full-length poetry collection, The Walk to Cefalu', forthcoming in mid-September from the Portage Poetry Series of Cornerstone Press, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. The book is available for purchase from Cornerstone press, online booksellers, and independent bookstores. 

Sue DiPaula Murphy '66 is a volunteer nurse at the Baltimore County Health Department. 

Laureen Pepersack, Ph.D. '68 earned her Master of Science for Teachers degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. 

Colleen Rouark Goddard '75 is a Lead Project Manager for Lumen based in Colorado.

Barbara Barrett Clapp '76 was one of two Mercy Alumnae featured as a panelist at the Baltimore Business Journal's 2022 Enterprising Women Conference, honoring women executives and business leaders who make their companies, employees and communities shine. Barb is CEO of Dwyer Workforce Development, an innovative non-profit whose purpose is to provide Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) training and entry level job positions to individuals who lack opportunity and who aspire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. Dwyer Workforce Development provides job training, wraparound services and case management of students and handles job placements in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Goals are set for a Dwyer Scholars work path and after reaching those goals, students will be awarded a scholarship to attend nursing school or to be trained for other healthcare careers. Barb was chosen to transition the new venture from concept to a full-scale national workforce development organization. She is leading non-profit program development, operations, strategic partnerships, marketing tactics and board development while leveraging past entrepreneurial and non-profit success to develop an immediate and sustainable market presence. Prior to this position, Barb was Founder and CEO of Clapp Communications, a full-service international marketing and public relations firm headquartered in Baltimore since 2001. She is a C-Level Advisor for the Emerging Technology Centers and a sought after speaker on leadership, overcoming challenges and business strategy. She is also a Director of CFG Bank Board of Directors. A graduate of Loyola University, Barb has received awards and recognition for her CEO leadership over the years which include, most recently, Public Relations Society of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The Daily Record’s Most Influential Marylander, Most Admired CEO, Top 100 Women, and induction into both the Circle of Leadership and Circle of Excellence. Barb also serves on the boards of the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation, Signal 13 Foundation and Maryland SPCA. A committed community advocate, she has served on The Humane Society of the United States Humane Policy Leaders, as Chair of the Maryland SPCA's March for the Animals, sponsored American Diabetes Association CEOs for Stopping Diabetes and was a 2016 Alzheimer’s Association Memory Ball dancer.

Mary Ella Franz Marion '76, P'09 was named the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's (IAAM) Basketball Coach of the Year. Mary Ella has coached basketball at Mercy for 32 years. Under Coach Marion, this year's Varsity team was undefeated in conference play and won Mercy's first ever IAAM title. Read more about Mary Ella's Coach of the Year honor here. In addition, the Baltimore Sun featured an article about Mary Ella's career in their March 30, 2022 edition. Read the article here

Gretchen Zekiel '76 is a senior fellow/program manager for Montgomery County's 50+ Volunteer Network, the County's new senior initiative that connects skilled volunteers with nonprofit and government agencies needing assistance. 

Mary Hain '78 is a physical education teacher and lacrosse coach at Western High School in Baltimore. Mary also is a college field hockey umpire who mentors novice, intermediate and experienced umpires. She serves as the Field Hockey College Chair, Assigner, and Rules Interpreter for the Executive Committee of the Baltimore Board of Officials for Women's Sports.

Ruth Quattrochi Deacon '82 is a Marketing Content Specialist at Oceaneering, a subsea engineering and applied technology company based in Houston, Texas, U.S. that provides engineered services and hardware to customers who operate in marine, space, and other environments.

Debbie Reitz '86 earned her certification as a wine specialist and has started her own business, Great Vines & Wines.

Colleen O'Shaughnessy Chenworth '87 has accepted a position as Human Resources Coordinator for the global non-profit Generation USA.

Melanie Coburn '89, Mercy High School art teacher, was the recipient of the Ann H. Heckwolf Teacher Award for Outstanding Commitment to Catholic Education in the Mercy Tradition. The Ann H. Heckwolf Teacher Award was established by Mary Anne Heckwolf ’66, in memory of her mother, to acknowledge sustained commitment to teaching at Mercy High School by a lay teacher who embodies the Mercy charism in education.

Lisa Ferretto '92 has accepted a new position with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as their Senior Director of Sustainable Practice and Knowledge. In this role, Lisa will work with architects across the nation advancing sustainable practice, building performance, and design for equitable communities. 

Jen Coffey Leary '93, the CEO of Clifton Larson Allen (CLA), has been named the National Association of Black Accountants' (NABA) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Leader of the Year. According to Jen, "At CLA, we believe in continuous learning and taking action to drive change. Our collaboration with NABA is critical to helping us have a strong, diverse CLA family — and industry — well into the future.”

Danielle Friedline Manalansan '93 has accepted a new position as Program Coordinator for the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Erin Moran '93 was named a 2022 Woman of Influence by I-95 Business. Erin is Executive Director of the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute. Read more about this honor here. In addition, her article, Trust: The Antidote to Combat the Great Resignation, was featured in the June 8, 2022 issue of I-95 Business. Erin was also one of two Mercy Alumnae who were featured panelists at the Baltimore Business Journal's Enterprising Women Conference honoring women executives and business leaders who make their companies, employees and communities shine in August 2022.

Anna Moore Shalom '93, a professional flamenco dancer, performed in Espana in New York: A Spanish Dance, Music, and Song Concert on June 11, 2022. 

Lauren Szczepaniak LaPointe '93 has accepted a position as a Benefits and Wellness Specialist at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia/Lower Merion.

Anne Balcer, Esq. '95 has been named Senior Executive Vice President of Chief Government Relations and Public Policy at Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). Anne most recently served as executive vice president, general counsel and internal auditor for Forbright Bank, formerly Congressional Bank, in Chevy Chase, MD. Anne served in an executive role at the community bank since 2013, advising its executive management team and board of directors while managing all aspects of legal, regulatory and compliance oversight. ICBA Chairman and President, Brad Bolton, spoke highly of Anne's expertise, stating, "With experience on the front lines of financial regulation at a growing community bank, Anne is uniquely suited to lead ICBA’s powerful and respected government relations team as we fight for a more level regulatory environment for community banks across our great nation.” Read more about Anne's new role and her career here.

Kelly Knapp Cumberledge '95, P'23 has accepted a position as a product marketing manager at McCormick & Company.

Marylee Pearl Robinson '96 is a featured speaker at the Forensic Accounting and Asset Forfeiture/Asset Protection Conference sponsored by Florida Atlantic University. Marylee, a director at Stout, will be speaking on the topics of asset tracing and tracing methodologies.

Jennifer Baña Burch '97 is the Assistant Principal at Middlesex Elementary School in Essex, Maryland. She and her sister, Elizabeth Baña Thomas '01, were featured in an article on the Baltimore County Public Schools website in a series focusing on BCPS staff members and their Hispanic heritage entitled The Baña Sisters: Born to Galician Immigrants

Jessica Brown Monaghan '97 has accepted a position as the Assistant Programing Director at the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Shannon Cohen '97 is the Athletic Director at Krieger Schechter Day School in Baltimore, Maryland. She also teaches lower and middle school physical education. She was featured in JMORE: Baltimore Jewish Living Magazine. Read the article, written by one of Shannon's students, here.

Jenna Dietrich '97 is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of JAD Development and Construction, LLC. based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Jennie Hayes Lee '97 is the owner of Natural Vybz Hair Studio.

Rebekah Kates Lemke '97 is employed as the  senior content developer/strategist for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Previously, she was a web producer, branded content writer, and editor for CRS and worked in television news for 15 years.

Tara Mathew Sahu '97 is the Vice President, Head of Integrated Marketing at Varo Bank. In 2006, tar earned her Master of Science degree in Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Jennifer Mitchell '97, an assistant professor of nursing at Notre Dame of Maryland University, was recently featured on the Notre Dame of Maryland website in an article entitled, She was a Champion for All Women. In the article, Jennifer reflects on the legacy of her grandmother, Juanita Jackson Mitchell, the first African American woman to practice law in Maryland, filing lawsuits that desegregated pools, restaurants, and parksShe also played a pivotal role in Maryland becoming the first southern state to integrate schools after the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision. In the article, Jennifer tells how her grandmother's legacy impacts her work with her students at Notre Dame University of Maryland, stating, "My grandmother's determination in the fight for civil rights and advocacy for vulnerable and underserved populations is something that I integrate into my teaching and my curriculum. I teach community health nursing to senior nursing students. We weave social justice. We talk about health disparities. We talk about the social determinants of health, about how macro-level social issues impact people’s health behaviors and health outcomes. It helps students to get a perspective of some of the barriers to quality healthcare, including education and discrimination based on race, religion, or gender. I use my platform to carry on her work and empower my students." Jennifer's story was also featured in the Spring 2022 edition of Maryland History and Culture News in an article entitled, In Dialogue With Jennifer Mitchell. This article also details the legacy of Jennifer's great-grandmother, Dr. Lillie May Carroll Jackson, as well as the donation Jennifer and her family made to the Passion and Purpose: Voices of Maryland's Civil Rights Activists exhibit at the Maryland Center for History and Culture Museum in Baltimore. Jennifer is pictured below along with her grandmother, Juanita Jackson Mitchell at 18 years old.

Courteney Petrosino '97 has published her first full-length essay collection entitled Brighta work of lyric nonfiction, offering glimpses of a life lived between cultural worlds. According to her publisher, “Bright,” a slang term used to describe light-skinned people of interracial American ancestry, becomes the starting point for an extended meditation on the author’s upbringing in a mixed Black and Italian American family. Alternating moments of memoir, archival research, close reading and reverie, this work contemplates the enduring, deeply personal legacies of enslavement and racial discrimination in America. Situated at the luminous crossroads where public and private histories collide, Bright asks important questions about love, heritage, identity and creativity."

Charlotte Sauer Plantholt '97 earned her Associate degree in Nursing from the Community College of Baltimore County.

Heather Stansbury, Esq. '97 is a partner at Ayres, Jenkns, Gordy & Almand, P.A. on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, focusing her practice in the area of family law and criminal law. She is a trained mediator and is trained in Collaborative Law and also practices in the area of criminal law, education law, trusts and estates, civil litigation, landlord/tenant matters and engages in Will preparation and the representation of children in high-conflict custody matters. Heather is currently serving as the attorney for the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland and  the Vice-Chaiperson for the Board of Trustees for Atlantic General Hospital. In addition, Heather serves as a member of the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Read more about Heather's career here.

Jen Waldt Zellinger '97 accepted a position as Vice President, Product Development at enGen in August 2021.

Natalie Aycock Preston, RN '98 earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Millersville University. She is currently employed as an emergency room nurse with Wellspan Health of Pennsylvania and will begin working a Family Nurse Practitioner in August 2022 once her credentialing is complete. She is also pursuing her Doctoratal degree in Nursing Practice at Millersville University.

Sarah Butts '98 presented the plenary session on the topic of Social Work Advocacy and Public Policy at the National Association of Social Workers 2022 National Conference. Sarah also was a presenter at the American Promise Connect: The Power of Political Social Work Virtual Conference. Sarah is the Director of Public Policy at National Association of Social Workers. 

Tara Singleton '00, a member of the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame, has been named the head coach of Jacksonville University's Women's Lacrosse Program. Tara served as defensive coordinator and director of recruiting for Johns Hopkins Women's Lacrosse since 2011 and was the Associate Head Coach for the past ten years. Jacksonville University Senior Vice President/Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert said, “We are ecstatic to welcome Tara to Jacksonville. When we set out on this search, we were looking for someone who would value the whole person. It was clear from our first conversation that Tara was going to care deeply about our young women. She’s played and coached at the highest level and has spent more than a decade in one of the finest women’s lacrosse cultures in the country.” Read more here

Ashley Valis '00 has been named the first chief operating officer of Catholic Charities USA. In this newly created role, Ashley will be responsible for strategic oversight and operational excellence of programs and services, human resources, and leadership of the strategic planning process and initiatives. Ashley her Bachelor of Science degree in family and community services from the University of Delaware and a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in management and community organizing, from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Read more about Ashley's role at Catholic Charities here. Her appointment was also featured in the May 9, 2022 edition of The Daily Record

Roula Adams '01 has been promoted to principal quality assurance manager at FEI Systems, a leading information technology, services, and analysis organization specializing in healthcare solutions for federal, state, and local governments.

Elizabeth Baña Thomas '01 is a Spanish teacher at Dulaney High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. She and her sister, Jennifer Baña Burch '97, were featured in an article on the Baltimore County Public Schools website in a series focusing on BCPS staff members and their Hispanic heritage entitled The Baña Sisters: Born to Galician Immigrants

Helen Barnaba Ball '01 is employed as the training and learning content developer at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Delaware. Helen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management in 2005 from Mount St. Mary's University.

Megan Campbell Carson '02 has been promoted to National Senior Sales Manager at PepsiCo.

Alison Ege '03 has accepted a position as Executive Office Manager at Stella Maris.

Chrissy DeSimone '04 has been recognized by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) as a 2022 National Teacher of the Year finalist! The National Teacher of the Year Award recognizes exemplary teachers who utilize cutting-edge methods, techniques, and activities to provide stimulus and visibility to family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary education.

Gina Servelle Martin, LMSW '05 has accepted as a position as a social Worker at the Child and Adolescent Day Hospital at Sheppard Pratt at the Baltimore Washington Campus.

Jessica Thuerrauch '05 earned her Master of Arts degree in library and information sciences from the University of Washington in 2017. She is currently employed at the Baltimore County Public Library as a librarian. 

La Shawna A. Obame, MA, LCPC, NCC '06 has been promoted to lead clinical therapist at Springboard Community Services, Inc.

Bianca Jones '07, who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from American University in 2011, produced a documentary film that she titled Change the NameThe documentary follows the three year journey of Chicago fifth graders as they campaign to rename a park after abolitionist leaders Anna Murray Douglass and Frederick Douglass.

Maria Breschi Lombardo, RN ’64, P’02 retired from the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center after a 53 year career in nursing. In 1968, after graduating from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, she began her career as a nurse in the Emergency Department there, serving in the role of Nurse Manager from 1974 through 1980 and again from 2000 until 2008. After spending a total of 40 years working in the Emergency Department, Maria then served as a nurse in the Cardiac Catheterization Preparation and Recovery Unit at St. Joseph Medical Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland in 1979. In 2017, Maria was inducted into the Profiles of Compassion Society at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center honoring her exceptional commitment to extraordinary patient care, her colleagues, and her community. Maria currently is an adjunct teacher in the Nursing Program at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex.

Nancy Assero ’65, P’97 served as the volunteer chairperson of the St. Francis of Assisi, Baltimore parish Annual Christmas Giving Basket program. Nancy has served as chair of this program for the past 17 years, organizing parish members to donate and deliver food, clothing, toys, and gift cards to those in need. 

Kathy Appleby Lassetter ’69 is a mediator for the Virginia Supreme Court.

Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C ’76, founder of Ferretto Eldercare Consulting, was interviewed by by Leanne Gabriel of She Leads and Empowers (SLAE). Gisele shared information about providing safety, security, dignity, and independence for the elderly. To watch the interview, click here

Sally Gordon Hechter ’85, a realtor at Cummings & Co., was featured in The Baltimore Sun's 2021 Top Workplaces magazine. Cummings & Co. was named number one in the large companies category. In the article, Sally describes her company's philosophy as "values-driven" and "valuing tenacious relationship building, innovative business growth strategies, and involvement in the community." To read the article, click here. Sally is pictured below, fourth from the right. 

Kim White Stone ’85, P’22, an elementary school teacher in the Baltimore County Public School System, recently became a certified teacher of English as a Second Language (ESOL). In addition, Kim completed 60 credits beyond her Master of Education degree.

Joan Cox ’87 is the chief creative officer and owner of Peacox Design, a graphic design and marketing firm specializing in creating visual branding and corporate communication materials for the financial, cybersecurity, and travel industries. On November 10, 2021, Joan was recognized as one of 16 winners of the 2021 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, issued annually by the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) to recognize minority and women-owned businesses and the majority businesses and executives that partner with them. Started in 2003, the GBC’s Bridging the Gap initiative is dedicated to evolving the business culture of Greater Baltimore by developing and fostering relationships between majority, minority, and women-owned businesses. In addition to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all organizations, the Bridging the Gap initiative provides targeted support and programming to help minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore succeed and grow. 

Lenora Henry, MPA ’88, has been named the executive director of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Lenora, who earned her Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Baltimore, was the director of strategic initiatives and special projects at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts. 

Kate Rankin Krupey ’89 has been promoted to the vice president of Netgain Technology's CPA business. In this role, Kate will role will use her deep insight into CPA firm needs and operations to further extend Netgain’s value to the profession, strengthen the overall client experience, and grow the Netgain brand within the CPA market. 

Lisa Ferretto, AIA, LEED, WELL ’92, director of sustainability at Hord Coplan Macht and sustainability director for the Baltimore City Commission on Sustainability, presented "Connecting the Dots: From People to Planet" to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Virginia. This presentation addressed how the architecture, design, and sustainable professions in Baltimore and across the country are addressing complex challenges as well as how education environments be enhanced for better learning outcomes and diversity within the profession.

Meredith Waudby Gunn, Ph.D. ’92 earned her Doctorate of Psychology degree in social work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2020. Meredith's dissertation was entitled The Role of Self-efficacy, Technology Acceptance, Support, and Experience in E-learning for Child Welfare Workers. Meredith completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and at the University of Maryland Baltimore. She is currently employed as the Director of Instructional Technology and Media at The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland Baltimore. To read more about Meredith, as well as to see a list of her publications, click here.

Jen Coffey Leary ’93 is the chief executive officer of CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), a national accounting and consulting firm.  In addition to supporting various advisory councils within the firm, Jen is also a member of the CLA Board of Directors, the CLA Wealth Advisory Board of Directors, and the Leadership Team. Jen is an executive sponsor of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team and the Community Engagement Team. Jen is a 1997 graduate of the University of Delaware, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and management information systems. 

Danielle Friedline Manalansan ’93 is the executive director of Side by Side, Inc., a non-profit agency in Laurel, Maryland whose mission is to engage, equip and encourage parents to partner with schools to promote their children’s success in the classroom. Danielle, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Towson University, taught kindergarten through sixth grade prior to joining Side by Side as the assistant director in 2018. She is currently participating in an intensive three-year nonprofit capacity-building program with Venture Philanthropy Partners and Fair Chance.

Lindsay Hoehn Bearman ’93 is the chief anesthetist at Medstar Good Samaritan and Union Memorial Hospitals.

Erin Moran ’93, executive director of Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute at Towson University, was featured in the September 14, 2021 edition of The Daily Record as a "Featured Mover." To read the article, click here. Erin was also interviewed about her position. Watch the interview here. Erin was also interviewed by Leanne Gabriel of She Leads and Empowers (SLAE). To watch Erin's interview, click here.

Rachel Lutz Cessna ’94 is employed as the center director at Step By Step School for Early Learning in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Gabriella Ferraro O'Brien ’95 has been named the senior graphic designer at The Catholic ReviewIn this role, Gabriella is responsible for creating page designs. Gabriella earned her Bachelor of Science degree in art from Towson University.

Kelly Knapp Cumberledge ’95, P’23 has accepted a position as brand manager at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Previously, Kelly was employed as marketing manager for the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Stevenson University.

Kelly Hammett Macias, Ph.D. ’95 has accepted a position as Ensemble Capital Management's first director of talent and culture. In this role, Kelly serve as a strategic partner to Ensemble's executive team working to maintain and advance the firm's commitment to an inclusive company culture where employees belong, are valued and cared for, and can thrive across all identities and backgrounds. In 2021, Kelly earned a certificate in social impact storytelling from Georgetown University. In this program, Kelly furthered her understanding of how to harness the power of effective storytelling for the strategic benefit of an organization and society as a whole.

Laura Skowronski Bouyea ’95, an attorney at Venable LLP, has been named to The Leadership Class of 2022. Founded through the vision of the Greater Baltimore Committee in 1983, The Leadership is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to strengthening Baltimore by developing and connecting the region’s civic leaders.

Angelica Daniel ’97 was promoted to bureau chief of transportation at Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

Jaime Nespor Zawmon ’99, founder and president of Titan CEO, was recently interviewed by Business Radio X. To hear the interview, click here.

Stephanie Kryglik Stefanik ’01 earned the Outstanding Teacher as Leader in Gifted and Talented Education Award from the Maryland Gifted and Talented Advisory Council’s Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) program. In its award letter , the council wrote: “It warms our hearts to know that there are so many outstanding people working on behalf of our gifted and talented students and so many hard working, impressive gifted and talented students.” Her principal, Mr. Stephen Coco stated, “Well before Ms. Stefanik joined our Mays Chapel team, she recognized her calling in advocacy for advanced academics. The cornerstone of her advocacy for advanced academics is centered on creating equitable access to rigorous, engaging

instruction to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. Her work has made a significant impact on our students. She is a true champion of removing barriers to learning at high levels.” Stefanik earned her bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University and a master’s equivalency from Goucher College. She has been teaching for 16 years and has taught Grades 3 -5 at Glenmar, Dundalk,and Mays Chapel elementary schools, all in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system. She has been an advanced academic facilitator in BCPS for eight years first at Dundalk Elementary and then at Mays Chapel Elementary beginning in 2019. 

Briana Snyder, PhD, RN-BC, CNE ’01, assistant professor of nursing at Towson University, was accepted to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Experienced Academic Leadership Academy, a 12-month leadership experience. Focused on leadership, the Experienced Academic Leadership Academy offers an evidence-based curriculum specifically tailored to the essentials of leadership development for more experienced academics. Those scholars accepted into the academy will participate in a 2 ½ day intensive, monthly web-based learning activity which offers interactive opportunities for discussion, networking, and collaboration, and participation in a mentored leadership project. The academy is driven by individual leadership progression and skill implementation through practice. 

Kristy A. Wheeler, MSN, RN, CNOR ’01, Acute Care Emergency Surgery Service Line Coordinator, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore, was featured in the October 1,2021 issue of OR Today MagazineThe article discusses Kristy's career journey and her involvement with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Kristy will be the president of her local chapter of this professional organization for her third year, beginning in 2022, and she also serves on on the national AORN Nominating Leadership Development Committee. To read the full article, click here.

Mary Colleen Buettner ’03 has been promoted to practice manager of operations and infrastructure at Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence. Mary Colleen holds her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and completed her undergraduate work in urban practice, policy, and sociology at the University of Richmond.

Brittany Sullivan Shoul ’04 is the vice president, director of sales for MCI USA, a global engagement and marketing agency. She leads the full-service sales team which partners with associations to deliver outsourced media, advertising, sponsorship, and exhibit sales. Brittany oversees transition management for incoming association relationships, training and development of sales talents, and sales management for full-service sales clients. During her time with MCI, Brittany has worked with more than 30 associations to help them maximize their non-dues revenue. Her approach to sales operations drives success for each client relationship. Brittany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and Communication Studies with a minor Psychology from Towson University. Recently, she was named a 2021 GOAT finalist by Professionals for Association Revenue (PAR). Click here to listen to an interview with Brittany.

Corey Donovan ’06, who earned her Master of Education degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2015, is employed as a client relations administrator at Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc., an independent insurance agency.

Rachel Bagley ’07, a 2011 graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University, has accepted a position as a senior instructional designer at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. 

Karen Stefanski ’07, a 2011 graduate of James Madison University, has been promoted to account director at Jellyfish, a digital marketing and advertising company.

Noelle Ford ’09, World Languages department coordinator and Spanish teacher at Friends School of Baltimore, wrote a Guest Commentary which was featured in the December 1, 2021 edition of The Baltimore Sun. To read the article, click here. Noelle, a 2013 graduate of Salisbury University, earned her Master of Education degree from Francis Marion University in 2015. Noelle is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and publishing arts at the University of Baltimore, with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2023. To learn more about Noelle, and to read more of her writing, visit her blog

Shelby Ruby Jones ’09 has accepted a position as state health insurance assistance program manager at the Baltimore County Department of Aging.

Shanice Hackley, LMSW ’10, earned her Master of Social Work degree from New York University in 2015 and is currently employed as a school social worker for Harford County Public Schools.

Kaitlin Hartman Griffin, BSN, RN ’11 graduated from Frostburg University in 2019 earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is currently a registered nurse at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Tanesha Moody, MBA ’11, who completed her graduate work at Lynn University, has been named the director of field events and marketing at Bolt. Previously, Tanesha was the head of global corporate events for Under Armour.

Jennifer Gring ’12 has accepted a position as a clinical territory associate at Intuitive, a global technology leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery. Jennifer, who currently lives in Hawaii, is a 2017 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and public health.

Abby Baker Gruebl ’12 has accepted a position as a post-anesthesia care unit nurse at Johns Hopkins Greenspring Surgery Center.

Angela Kastrunes ’12, a 2016 graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, has accepted a position as a component buyer at C-Care LLC, a premium custom development and contract manufacturer of hair color, haircare, skincare, and personal care products. Angela is also pursuing her Master's of Science degree in global supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an estimated graduation date of 2024. 

Sophia Bavaro ’13 has accepted a position as desk officer at Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Sophia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Towson University.  

Emily Muth ’14 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in sports marketing from Saint Joseph's University. She is currently employed as the assistant program facilitator and clinical studies coordinator at the National Institute of Health's COVID-19 RADx Initiative. In this role, Emily evaluates research plans and provides the groundwork to facilitate rapid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval by securing technology, manufacturing, commercial, product development and design, and regulatory partners to ensure the success of the program.

Claire Warner ’14 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Saint Joseph's University in 2018. She is currently employed as a middle market analyst at DLL, a global asset finance partner enabling businesses to more easily access equipment, technology and software to help them grow. DLL delivers sustainable and effective financing solutions, along with insights and advice, that drive smarter and more economical use of capital assets.

Kate Addison ’16 graduated from Towson University in December 2021 earning her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary and early childhood education. She is employed with Baltimore County Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher at Charlesmont Elementary.

Katrina Schmidt ’16, a 2020 graduate of Georgetown University, is employed as an account executive at Bully Pulpit Interactive, an outcomes agency at the intersection of business, politics, and policy in Washington, DC.

Briana Valentine ’16 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from North Carolina A&T State University in 2021. She is currently employed as a client education associate at Hydrofera LLC, the developer of an advanced line of wound care products designed to shorten healing times, lower treatment costs, and deliver better patient outcomes.

Yinka Akinola ’18 is a University of Maryland College Park (UMD) senior majoring in Information Science with a focus on Data Science and minoring in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation. Yinka was named to the Spring 2021 Distinguished Dean's List, earning a 4.0 semester grade point average. She has accepted a position at Comcast NBC Universal as a CORE technology associate. She will begin her work after her spring 2022 graduation form UMD.

Lauren Berrish ’18, a senior immunology and infectious disease major at Pennsylvania State University, has been elected vice president of Penn State's Tae Kwon Do Club.

Jessica Borne ’18, a senior meteorology major at the University of South Alabama, has been elected president of the school's Meteorology Club.

Danielle Brownson ’18, a senior majoring in criminal justice, is the treasurer of the Student Events Board (SEB) at the University of Baltimore. SEB enhances campus life by presenting entertaining, educational, and social activities which benefit the University of Baltimore and provide a sense of community, belonging, and purpose.

Hannah Cole ’18, a senior majoring in chemistry at Saint Vincent College, was the stage manager for the Saint Vincent College Players October 2021 production of Clue: On Stage!

Kristen Curry ’18, a senior at Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley, is a guard on the women's basketball team. To read more about her season, click here.

Kaia Edwards ’18, a senior psychology major at Ohio Valley University, is a forward on the women's basketball team. To read about her season, click here.

Lisa Eibner ’18 is a senior majoring in environmental studies and minoring in dance at Goucher College. To view a portfolio of her dance pieces, click here.

Myanna Fox ’18 graduated from the Baltimore Police Academy and is now a Baltimore City Police Officer.

Jasmine Franklin ’18, a senior majoring in criminal justice at Widener University, is a member of Widener's women's basketball team. To read more about her season, click here.

Amy Gnau ’18, a senior at Towson University, is a member of the Towson University women's ice hockey team. To read about her season, click here.

Rachael Huebler ’18, a senior biology major at York College of Pennsylvania, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List. Rachael was also named the 2021 Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania. 

Hannah Keller ’18, a senior at McDaniel College, has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List with Honors, earning a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.69.

Kaitlyn Kozlowski ’18, a senior marketing major with a visual communication design minor, was featured in the Student Spotlight on Stevenson University's web page. Kaitlyn is a member of Stevenson's Division III women's lacrosse team and is an active member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Stevenson. In addition, she is a part of the Stevenson Leadership Scholars Program, which is designed to offer participants the opportunity to engage in leadership education through personal exploration, community engagement, and collaborative problem solving as well as prepare them for leadership roles on campus and in the larger global community. To read Kaitlyn's feature, click here. In February 2021, Kaitlyn was also interviewed about her experiences on the Stevenson University lacrosse team by Press Box Online. To read Kaitlyn's interview, click here. Kaitlyn was also named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Stevenson University, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Brianna Leith ’18, a senior social work major at Seton Hill University, has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List earning a a semester grade point average of 3.7 or above.

Kathryn Paturzo ’18, a senior majoring in biology and minoring in religious studies at Elon University, has been named to the Fall 2021 President's List, earning grades of A- or better in all of her courses for the semester.

Morgan Pettebone ’18, a senior at the University of Maryland College Park majoring in bioengineering, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Since September 2021, Morgan has been conducting undergraduate research in the Fishell Department of Bioengineering Vascular Kinetics Lab at the University of Maryland. This laboratory uses engineering methods to understand how integrated biochemical and biomechanical factors contribute to cardiovascular disease. Morgan was awarded an ASPIRE grant to complete this research.

Stacey Phillips ’18 is a senior at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology majoring in integrated sciences: forensic science and technology.

Riley Rumbley ’18, a senior mass communications major at Towson University, is a midfielder on the Towson women's soccer team. To read about her season, click here. Riley is also a building manager for Towson University Athletics. Riley was named to the Fall 2021 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. Student‐athletes on the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll must have participated in a CAA‐sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0 during the designated academic term, and been enrolled as a full‐time student.

Kristin Addison ’19, a junior at Salisbury University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List.

Bria Bailey ’19 earned her Associate Degree in general studies from Baltimore City Community College's Granville T. Woods Scholars Program in May 2021. Bria graduated earning high honors with a 4.0 grade point average. She is currently a junior at Morgan State University, where she is in the Clara I. Adams Honors College studying Business Administration. Bria is currently participating in the Sisters of the Skies Mentorship Program, which aims to promote the progression and development of women of color seeking careers flying in the aviation industry.

Abigail Brannon ’19, a junior early childhood education major at Saint Vincent College, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Sarai Chestnut ’19, a junior criminal justice and intelligence major at The Citadel, has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List. Sarai was also awarded gold stars, which are awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher.

Carly Connell ’19, a junior majoring in government and politics and minoring in professional writing, has accepted a position as a teaching assistant for Technical Writing 393 at the University of Maryland College Park.

Claire Corte ’19, a junior majoring in criminology and philosophy and minoring in Spanish at the University of Lynchburg, has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List.

Sydney Dye ’19, a junior majoring in social work, has been elected an officer of Elizabethtown College's Social Worker Student Association (SWSA). SWSA exposes students to social services and social problems as well as offers opportunities for fund-raising, volunteer projects, and advocacy work that benefits community social services. The goal of the Association is to foster social work ideals and uses values from the National Association of Social Workers.

Abigail Estrada ’19, a junior majoring in marriage and family studies and theology at DeSales University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a 3.5 or above grade point average.

Savanna Foertsch ’19, a junior majoring in biology at Widener University, presented her research, entitled, "The Effects of Exposure to NSAID on Reproductive Function of Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)” at Widener's Spring 2021 Honors Week, a week-long celebration of academic excellence across campus showcasing the exceptional work students accomplish across disciplines. Savanna also was elected vice president of house management for her sorority, the Phi Pi chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon. In addition, Savanna serves as the secretary of the Biology Club at Widener. Savanna was also named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Widener University, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Lydia Good ’19, a junior majoring in family and human services with a child life track at Towson University, is a volunteer leader of Young Life at Loch Raven High School. 

Mary Huebler ’19, a junior majoring in a secondary physics education with a minor in coaching at Elizabethtown College, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.6 or above. Mary is also an officer of Elizabethtown's Women in Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Club. This organization provides its members with opportunities to connect with female engineers, physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists.

Ashley Jensen ’19, a junior animal and poultry sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, earning a minimum of a 3.4 grade point average during the semester.

Grace LaCount ’19, a junior majoring in theater at Frostburg University, played the starring role of Sally Applewhite/Mary in Frostburg's December 2021 production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Grace also had a role in Frostburg's September 2021 production of Alice in Wonderland. Grace was also named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. 

Kayleigh Maimone ’19, a junior pre-med/biology major and Spanish and psychology minor at Washington College, was awarded the Zeta Tau Alpha Achievement Scholarship. Kayleigh has also been elected president of the Washington College Gamma Beta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. She was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a 3.7 grade point average of higher. 

Kari Maygers ’19 is a junior anthropology major at University of Maryland College Park. Kari, a member of the College Park Scholars Program, was awarded the Beth and John Pattison Award for Creativity in recognition of her Scholars capstone project. This award honors a Scholar who has exhibited exceptional creativity and innovation, including in the areas of art, architecture, creative writing, research and more, during their freshman or sophomore year. Kari's project explored the history of paint-making, consolidating her research into a series of three watercolor paintings that used historical and modern methods of paint-making while also depicting the socio-cultural implications of art throughout time periods. In showcasing her work, Kari hoped to educate her peers on art history as well as the importance of studying artistic processes, not just the final product.

Lydia Morris ’19, a junior majoring in media and digital communications at the University of Maryland College Park, has been elected president of the women's club soccer team. In this role, Lydia and other executive board members executive board coordinate game schedules with other teams from surrounding areas as well as serve as hosts for host neighboring collegiate teams.

Brooke Rahnis ’19, a junior at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Hailey Reddish ’19, a junior at Salisbury University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List.

Leyla Robinson ’19, a junior at Towson University majoring in exercise science, was recently featured in a video on Towson's Facebook page. In the video, Leyla details how she chose her major as well as her plans for the future. Watch the video here

Kacey Serio ’19, a junior at Salisbury University, has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.

Esther Shin ’19, a junior computer science major and business management minor at Case Western Reserve University, has been elected vice president of standards for the Omicron chapter of Phi Sigma Rho sorority.

Ada Clare Tempert ’19, a junior at Loyola University Maryland, is a forward on the Loyola women's soccer team. To read about her season, click here.

Kennedy Ackerman ’20, a sophomore at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Megan Francis ’20, a sophomore hospitality, resort, and tourism management major, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Julia Hayley ’20, a sophomore pre-nursing major at Towson University, has partnered with her sister to launch her own business, Oak N' Smoke Designs, specializing in custom CNC engraving of wood, acrylic, and aluminum.

Adrianna Gunther ’20, a sophomore at Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU), is a member of the (VWU) women's soccer team. To read more about her season, click here.

Palina Jordan ’20, a sophomore communications major at Millersville University, has been named a 2021 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete, earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above. Palina is a midfielder on Millersville University's women's soccer team. To read more, click here.

Bailey Krahl ’20, a sophomore majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics, has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Shippensburg University, earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Christy Martin ’20, a sophomore International Business major, has been elected as a student senate representative of the class of 2024 at Elizabethtown College. She was also named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Elizabethtown, earning a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

Liv McDermott ’20 a sophomore majoring in education at McDaniel College, is a goal keeper for McDaniel's women's soccer team. To read about her season, click here. Liv has also been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List with High Honors, earning a a grade point average between 3.70 and 3.89.

Blen Mulugeta ’20, a sophomore information studies major at the University of Maryland College Park, is a volunteer tutor working in the STEM Veteran Assistance Program. This program provides veterans pursuing an education in STEM fields one-on-one tutoring and study resources.

Madeleine Oum-Ray ’20, a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park majoring in African American studies with a concentration in public policy on the pre-health track, is a scholar in the Clark Challenge Maryland Promise Scholarship Program. To read more about her involvement in this program, click here. At the University of Maryland, Madeleine is also a member of the Oakland Hall Council, Black Student Association, and African Student Association.

Laura Parada ’20, a sophomore at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Mallory Price ’10, a sophomore at Salisbury University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List.

Dasha Robinson ’20, a sophomore accounting and finance major at the University of Maryland College Park, is completing an internship at T. Rowe Price.

McKenna Shay ’20, a sophomore nursing major at Frostburg University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a 3.4 grade point average or higher.

Marrin Specht ’20 was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Cabrini University earning a grade point average between 3.5-3.89.

Janiece Taylor ’20, a sophomore at McDaniel College, has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List with High Honors, earning a a grade point average between 3.70 and 3.89.

Makaela Tracey ’20 is a member of the Freddye T. Davies Honors College at Hampton University. She was recognized at Hampton's 2021 Honors Day for being awarded a 2020-2021 Merit Academic Scholarship and receiving academic honors for earning a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49. Makaela also writes for Her Campus at Hampton U. To read her articles, click here.

Elizabeth Veal ’20 is a sophomore sociology major and criminal justice minor at Hampton University. She was recognized at Hampton's 2021 Honors Day for being awarded a 2020-2021 Merit Academic Scholarship and receiving academic honors for earning a grade point average between 3.5 and 4.1. Elizabeth also also writes for Her Campus at Hampton U. To read her articles, click here.

Hayden 'HJ' Zemanski ’20, a sophomore at Juniata College, has been named a student member of Juniata's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Council. The mission of the EDI Council is to provide direction to the campus and community by raising the voices of underserved groups on campus through equity-minded programming, research, and trainings.

Emma Aviles ’21, a freshman at Loyola University of Maryland, is a midfielder on the Loyola women's soccer team. To read more about Emma's season, click here

Madison Clark ’21, a freshman criminal justice major at Johnson & Wales University, is a guard on the Johnson & Wales women's basketball team. To read more about Madison's season, click here

Gabby Costello ’21, an undecided business major at the University of Maryland College Park, is a scholar in the Clark Challenge Maryland Promise Scholarship Program as well as a member of Carillon Communities, a living-learning program where students translate their curiosity into action using creative problem solving and teamwork. To read more about Gabby's involvement in these programs, click here.

Olivia Hatcher ’21, a freshman majoring in neuroscience and public health at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), is completing an internship in the pediatrics department of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Olivia is also working as a research assistant in the neuroscience department, studying neurofibromatosis. Additionally, Olivia is an active member of JHU's Take Two, an a cappella group focused on alternative and indie music.

Jackie Hendley ’21, a freshman at McDaniel College, has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List with High Honors, earning a a grade point average between 3.70 and 3.89.

Deajah Johnson ’21 is a freshman at Temple University, majoring in computer science.

Amber Malinowksi ’21 was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at the University of Delaware, earning a 4.0 grade point average.

Precious Nwobi ’21, a freshman at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Kelsey Reynolds ’21, a freshman at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Emily Ritzes '20, a freshman psychology major at Salisbury University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List. Emily is also a member of the Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke Honors College.  

Abby Salisbury ’21 was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at New Jersey Institute of Technology, earning a 3.0 of higher semester grade point average.

Riley Schap ’21, a freshman at Stevenson University, is a defender on the women's field hockey team. To read more about her season, click here. Riley was also named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Sofia Smith ’21, a freshman at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Briahna Stumpf ’21, a freshman at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Samantha Whitlock ’21, a freshman studying biochemistry on the Physician's Assistant track, has been elected undergraduate studies representative of the legislative branch of the University of Maryland College Park Student Government Association.

Leandra Williams ’21, a freshman at the University of Maryland College Park, has been selected to participate in the University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program, designed to recognize and promote academic excellence and leadership among exceptional students. In the 2021 IAM Yearbook, Leandra says, "IAP is helping me do more than accomplish goals, but also my dreams of being able to pursue an education at this prestigious university while training to become a part of the next leaders of this world. I want to reshape the medical world, tackling racial disparities in the health system and opening my own nonprofit tasked with providing safe and fair health care outreach programs in urban areas. I have big goals, including double majoring and obtaining my doctoral degree. IAP’s mentorship and academic assistance are exactly the support I need to make my dreams a reality.


Regina Piccirilli Mitsos ’65, P’89, ’92 is the business manager for the "Catholic Review."


Laura Keller ’76 retired after 38 years of working for the State of Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation.


Terry Reese McGill ’78 is the owner of Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa in Bel Air, Maryland.


Annette DeMarco Miller ’81's newest novella, Macaroons by Moonlight, will be released on November 8, 2021.


Lori Fitzpatrick Caskey ’82 is employed as a supervisor of customer service at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


Robin Pettiford ’82 has accepted a position as business support account manager at Johns Hopkins Intrastaff. 


Patricia Sarigianis Galanakis ’82 retired in June 2020. Patricia worked in the Carroll County Public School System for 34 years, first as a special educator, and later as an elementary special education instructional consultant. 


Beth Meagher ’91 is a principal at Deloitte Consulting, based in Washington, DC. She is the federal life sciences lead, the lead client services partner for the National Institutes of Health, and the lead for the health nonprofit sector. Beth also serves on the board of the Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health (NIH), where she leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Governance Committee for the board. To read more about Beth, click here.


Celina Moore, M.D., F.A.A.P ’91, a pediatrician, is the owner of Advanced Pediatrics of Boca and is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, FL. Celina is also an affiliate professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Medicine. In the Spring of 2018, Celina traveled to Ghana with a group of students from FAU. While there, Celina noticed the needs of the local children, especially noting the difficulties they had accessing educational opportunities. Upon returning to the United States, Celina began fundraising, and ultimately raised enough to build a one-room school building in Ghana. She now is working to raise funds for other projects in Ghana, including building a pre-school in a small fishing village and helping a local seamstress teach women how to build their own business. She is also in the midst of establishing a nonprofit organization called the Akoma Ntoso Foundation, which means "linked heart." Akoma Ntoso Foundation is a nongovernmental, not for profit partnership between American and Ghanaian volunteering groups whose vision is to contribute to the medical well-being, healthy lifestyle, and educational enhancement of residents in disadvantaged communities in rural Ghana. Celina is fluent in both Spanish and French. To read more about Celina, click here.


Carrie Bender Hill ’93, the director of people and culture at S3, a leading provider of Information Security consulting services for Identity & Access Management (IAM) and  Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) was recently published in Fast Company. To read her article entitled Five Ways to Take the Lead of Your Performance Review, click here


Brandi Adams, Ph.D. '94 has accepted a position as an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University. According to Arizona State University's website, Brandi's "interests lie at the intersection of book history, history of reading, early modern English drama, premodern critical race studies and gender along with modern editorial practices of early English drama. She is also interested in the early history of artificial intelligence, early modern automata and how studying literature can have a significant and positive impact on computing. In her work in early modern and Renaissance studies and literature, she presents a history of reading and books as told through early plays published in England during the 16th and 17th centuries." Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Brandi served as an undergraduate program manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in several roles at the University of Maryland including as associate director of communications. Adams earned her Ph.D.in English literature from the University of Maryland. To read more about Brandi, click here or visit her website found here


Jen Pucher Britnall, CPA ’95 is employed as the senior manager of financial reporting at Franklin Templeton


Kelly DiPaola Huettner, LDN ’95 a Registered Dietitian, recently taught a nutrition class to members of the United States Air National Guard at Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland. The class was part of the annual Wellness Week held at the 175th Wing, which provides airman the chance to improve their knowledge and better their wellness. 


Maura Hilgartner Kadan ’95 has been named the director of clinical programs at Personal Genome Diagnostics. In this role, Maura provides comprehensive operational support of participation in clinical trials sponsored by biopharma partners, academic partners, and Personal Genome Diagnostics-led trials. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the execution plans for the clinical studies from initial study intake through final project deliverables. 


Lisa Bonner, Ph.D. ’98 is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Eckerd College. Lisa's research concerns the design and synthesis of molecules with a specific biological purpose: to modulate how dopamine works in the brain. Her leadership in transforming teaching and learning at Eckerd was recently highlighted in an article entitled, "Chemistry Faculty Flip Class Delivery, Embrace Outdoors."


Stacee Powell Dorsey ’98 has accepted a position as an information systems security engineer at Enlighten, an Alion company, delivering innovative mission-critical information technology services to the Department of Defense and commercial organizations. Enlighten provides information technology solutions to support the nation’s security missions.


Kristy Redding ’01 earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2021. She is currently employed as a social worker at Golden Days Adult Medical Day Center. 


Laura Klauser ’04 has been promoted to General Motors sports car racing manager. Her promotion was recently featured in an article entitled, "34-Year-Old Laura Wontrop Klauser Isn't Intimidated By Her Role As GM's Sports Car Racing Program Manager" on the Jalopnik website. In this role, Laura will be responsible for managing all sportscar racing programs of General Motors including Corvette C8.R, Cadillac DPi-V.R, and Camaro GT4.R. To learn more, click here to read about :aura in "Racer" magazine. .


Megan Anderson ’05 earned her Master's Degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Georgetown University in 2017. She is currently employed as the executive marketing programs manager for Google Cloud. 


Rachel Peters ’06, a 2010 graduate of DeSales University, is the group outreach and sales coordinator at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Jessye Black ’07 has been named the remote regional administrator for CVS, Region 93, Chicago.


Brittanie Locke Coleman, RN ’07 is a pediatric critical care transport nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She and her team transport children via ambulance and helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital from other hospitals throughout Maryland.


Stephanie Travers Berke ’07 has accepted a new position at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. She is division advisor and chief of staff in the Federal Employee Program Operations Center (FEPOC).


Anna Hoover ’09, a 2013 graduate of Mercyhurst University, is attending the University of North Dakota where she is studying Early Childhood Education. She anticipates earning her master's degree in 2022. Anna recently testified her support for HB 1131 in North Dakota, advocating for credentials for specialists trained in dyslexia. 


Erin Scrimger ’09 earned her Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. She is employed as an archivist at Wilson Center.


Emily Hook ’10 has accepted a new position as human resources information system analyst at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Katie Scarbath ’10 has accepted a new position as senior human resources business partner at McCormick & Company.


Tanesha Moody ’11 was named to BizBash 500's 2021 Most Influential Event Professionals, honoring stand-out industry experts from around the United States. Tanesha is the Head of Global Corporate Events for Under Armour.


Megan Russell ’12 is currently employed as a data consultant for Syniti, a company specializing in data and information technology.


Lauren Davis ’13 is currently employed as a nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. 


Raquel Ramos ’15, a graduate of Susquehanna University, earned her Master of Public Health degree in Global Environmental Health from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. As a student, Raquel conducted research in infectious diseases (specifically HIV & vector ecology) and completed her master's thesis on the topic of insecticide resistant mosquitoes in Mexico. She continues to conduct research with the vector ecology lab and works full-time as a Program Coordinator for Emory's Vaccine Center. Currently, Raquel is part of three studies: a yellow fever vaccine study, a HIV vaccine study, and a COVID vaccine study. In addition, Raquel also works part-time as a Public Health Advisor with the CDC in the Migration and Quarantine Department.


Kayla Jones ’16, a graduate of St. John's University, earned her Master of Health Science and Environmental Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2021. She is currently employed as project manager of data and evaluation at The Family League of Baltimore.


Abeni Teal ’17, a 2021 graduate of Spelman College, is teaching kindergarten at Beechfield Elementary and Middle School, part of the Baltimore City Public School System.


Rachel Hoos ’18, a senior communications and journalism major at Loyola University Maryland, is interning at Maryland's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program where she is working in marketing and communications. Rachel also developed a TV News Club, who recently began broadcasting, at Loyola University Maryland.


Kaitlyn Kozlowski ’18, a senior at Stevenson University, is completing an marketing internship at Route One Apparel.


Kathryn Paturzo ’18, a senior at Elon University majoring in biology with a minor in religious studies, is the president of the Eta Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority.


Abby Peabody ’18, a senior at Ursinus College majoring in international relations and minoring in politics, Latin American Studies, and Peace and Social Justice, was named a Bonner Leader in Fall 2020. The mission of the Bonner Leader Program is to transform the lives of students, their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting. As a Bonner Leader, Abby has committed to providing 10 hours of community service per week, for a total of at least 300 hours of service per school year.


Tamrah Blanchard ’19, a junior at McDaniel College majoring in business administration, is performing in the winter Gospel Concert at McDaniel. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary gospel music as well as spirituals. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD and is free and open to the public.


Kayleigh Maimone ’19 is completing a for-credit internship as one of seven Wellness Advocacy Coaches at Washington College, providing mental health support for her peers. To become a coach, Kayleigh completed a mental health first aid training course, attends weekly meetings with the director of the Washington College Counseling Center, and attends a weekly class with a professor of psychology. Kayleigh is a junior at Washington College, on the pre-med track, majoring in biology and minoring in Hispanic Studies and Psychology. To read more about Kayleigh's role in this program, click here.


Julia Hiebler ’20, a sophomore psychology major at Loyola University Maryland, was recently featured on the LoyolaMD2024 Instagram page. Julia was recently selected to be an Evergreen Program Coordinator through Loyola University's Office of Student Engagement. The Evergreen Staff supports new students through their academic, social, and personal transition to Loyola. Julia also works at the Loyola Fitness and Aquatics Center (FAC) as a lifeguard, fitness attendant, meet manager, and building supervisor.


Rhianna Betley ’21 is an outside hitter on Albright College's Women's Volleyball team. To read more, click here.