Sue O’Brien Carl, Regina Holter Welsh, and Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Lewis Law recently spent a fun day at the new Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore trying their hand at the slots and blackjack. Lady Luck smiled on Regina and Liz, but Sue had to settle for a good time.
Congratulations to Victoria “Vicki” Chrul Chambers who was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in recognition of her caring and volunteer efforts in improving the lives of others. Of the 45 honorees, she was one of four recipients of the prestigious GERI Award, given for extraordinary humanitarian community service. Vicki was honored to receive a lovely plaque, a tangible expression of the fundamental value of giving and serving.
Carmela “CeCe” Di Giorgio Brooks-Hilte and her husband, Larry, had a great time when they traveled on two Turner Classic Movie cruises during the winter of 2013-14. They enjoyed participating in Alex Trebek’s movie trivia games on board ship, and had the chance to talk with several of the movie stars on board including Robert Wagner, Debbie Reynolds, Margaret O’Brien, and Theodore Bikel. CeCe writes that these were absolutely the best cruises and the most fun they have had on the high seas.
Victoria “Vicky” Nahm Holden and ten of her classmates returned to campus last October during Homecoming Week to celebrate their 50th reunion at the Alumni Milestone Reunion Lunch. In the morning they attended a special Mass in the convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and then toured the University Archives. After the luncheon they gathered for a group photo. Other members of the class of 1964 who attended that day were Rosemary Brumley Birchard, Elizabeth Smith Carroll, Caroline Beeler Ehrhardt, Pamela Hoffman, Nancy Vierling Lenhoff, Ruth Miller Pierce, Elaine Staehle Pierpont, Marianne Mansperger Schap, Leilani Mandris Sifakis, and Karen Walbeck Wilson.
Robyne Resnick Hock has been working at Sinai Hospital/LifeBridge Health in the Revenue Cycle Division since 2008 as a Central Business Office Coordinator and Executive Assistant.
Linda Coles-Adams is celebrating 25 years as a counselor and owns a private practice, Valley Counseling Center, Inc., in Hunt Valley, Md. She received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/English literature from Notre Dame University of Maryland and a master’s degree in counseling from The Johns Hopkins University. Linda is writing her first novel, which is about struggles, resilience, and hope. She is married to Brett Adams, SU’s Athletic Director, and their daughter, Emma Rose, is a junior and varsity field hockey player at Garrison Forest School. Linda writes that Stevenson has been a valuable part of her life for more than 30 years.
Congratulations to Victoria “Vicki” Young ’89 ’92, who was chosen by SmartCEO Magazine as a 2014 Brava! Award Winner. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 30 of Greater Baltimore’s top women business leaders, and recognizes top female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for mentoring and giving back to the community. In 2004 Vicki founded IVY Services, LLC, a 100 percent woman-owned and operated small business providing custom manufactured and printed products. She has been in the envelope manufacturing and print industry for more than 25 years and has a wealth of knowledge in envelopes, offset printing, direct mail, postal regulations, and related products. Vicki holds a M.S. degree in Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University.
Robert “Bob” Steinberg has seen a lot of exciting changes in his life during the past few years. In 2011 Bob (who uses his professional name, Bob Stei) launched his own recruitment/human resources company called Stei Recruitment. After five years hosting weekends on WRFF-FM Philadelphia, Bob now hosts weekends down the New Jersey Shore at 105.7 The Hawk (WCHR-FM), does fill-ins at Eagle 97.7(WAFL-FM) Dover, Del., and works off-air as a producer at WMMR and WMGK Philadelphia. Bob and his wife, Melissa, welcomed a second daughter, Charlotte Hope “Charlie,” in November 2013. She joins big sister Kimberly.
Janice Hagner Nelson was recently promoted to Managing Director at Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, where she leads the portfolio administration business line. Janice is also the mother of two SU graduates, Christopher Hagner ’08 and Bryan Hagner ’10.
Karen Taylor Kee is working as a Principal Clinical Research Associate at PPD in North Carolina, a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management, and laboratory services. She and her husband, Rufus, and their two children, Michael and Lawrence, reside in Cary, N.C.
Tammy Schneider is a principal with Glass Jacobson, a full service accounting firm in Owings Mills, Md. She is the Director of the Women in Business Practice and works directly with business owners to help them accomplish their business as well as personal financial goals. Her focus on women in business is shaping her into a premier accountant for Maryland women business owners. Tammy sits on the Board of the National Association of Women Business Owners and was recently elected treasurer of the Baltimore chapter. She lives with her husband and two sons in Carroll County, Md.
Ann Arbaugh ’02 ’08 successfully completed the Romance Writing program at McDaniel College last July. This 15-credit graduate-level certificate can be applied toward a master’s degree.
Lori Elgert married Adam Fabiano on Oct. 19, 2014, at the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Howard County, Md.
Greg Goodwin ’03 ’05M has been named Vice President of Technology at Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, where he will be responsible for planning, directing, and designing all of the operational activities of the IT department. Greg will also provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives across all areas of the organization. He previously served as Vice President of Technical Services for Calvert Education Services in Hunt Valley, Md. Greg, his wife, Kema ’05, and their two children reside in Baltimore.
Nicole Brandow Lukasik ’03 ’08M is working as a Senior Accountant at Air2, LLC in Timonium, Md. She lives in Darlington, Md. with husband Sebastian and daughter Hailey.
Anna Dubbert Curtis received the post-baccalaureate certificate in Autism Studies from Towson University in fall 2014. She is excited to report that she will graduate in 2015 with a master’s degree in autism from Towson.
Michael “Mike” Lynch and his wife, Angela, welcomed their first child, Viviana Marie, on Oct. 25, 2014, weighing in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. Mike is a Senior Manager at SC&H Group in Sparks, Md.
The Rev. Ramelle McCall is serving as Priest-in-Charge at The Church of Saint Michael and All Angels in Baltimore. He previously served as an Interim Rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, Md. He was ordained as a transitional deacon in June 2011 and was later ordained as a priest in December 2011. Prior to his ordination, Father Ramelle worked for several years as an alcohol and drug abuse coordinator for the Maryland Division of Correction. He earned a Master’s of Divinity from Wake Forest University Divinity School, and a graduate degree in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. Father Ramelle is excited to be serving the community of St. Michael’s as well as the wonderful community of East Baltimore.
Kevin Wisniewski is a past Fellow at Duke University and at the American Printing History Association and is currently a 2014-2015 Residential Fellow at The Dresher Center for the Humanities at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Recently, he was named Managing Editor of Roving Eye Press and an Editorial Board Member of Calypso Editions at San Diego State University. He is an Adjunct Professor in Public History at Stevenson.
Kathea Bolt Smith and Joshua Smith welcomed the arrival of Eli Aaron Smith on Dec. 13, 2013. Eli is part of a real SU family. Kathea serves as a field supervisor in Stevenson’s human services program, and Eli's grandmother is Tracy Bolt, Registrar. Other family members are his aunts and uncles, Kara Bolt Ward ’06, Phil Ward ’07, Jacqueline Smith Heine ’07, and Steven Heine ’05. Granddad Fred Bolt is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Catherine Benson Blum and her husband, Jesse Blum ’05, welcomed their first child, Lucy Marie, on Sept. 8, 2014.
Ellen Neu is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and recently received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wilkes University. She is working in surgical services at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Fla. Ellen helped develop a community program with the Maryland Pancreatic Action Network called PurpleStride, an annual 5K run/ walk that raises funds for the fight against pancreatic cancer. She is an active member of the Rho Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.
Amy Hollomon Rogers and her husband, Brian, are awaiting the arrival of their first child and are happy to announce that they are expecting a baby boy. The couple was married in 2012. Amy works as a creative project manager at AOL/ Advertising.com in Baltimore.
Diana Trujillo and Tyler Harden ’07 were married on Nov. 1, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium. Diana is a school counselor at Edgewood High School in Harford County and Tyler works for Element Fleet Management in Sparks, Md. The couple resides in Cockeysville, Md. with their Boston terrier, Bailey.
Christina Kramer was promoted to the position of Operations Analyst at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, Md. She began working at Social Security immediately after graduating from Stevenson.
Brittany Rossen was married in March 2014 to Steven Brown, her high school sweetheart of more than 10 years.
Congratulations to Allison Leopard Bowers who was recently promoted to Associate Director of Annual Giving at Loyola University Maryland.
Lauren Humphries recently took on a new career as the marketing manager for the LUNGevity Foundation, a nonprofit close to her heart. She previously worked in marketing and special events for campus recreation services at Towson University. Last October she took part in the Lunch Lessons event at Stevenson sponsored by the Business Communication department.
Betty Krupa is engaged to Nick Rivers ’08. The couple plans to be married on April 11, 2015. Betty works for the public policy team at Casey Family Programs in Washington, D.C. and Nick works as the Lead Developer at Blueprint Interactive in D.C.
Tiffany Murray is enrolled at Touro College of Pharmacy in New York City, and this year her outstanding accomplishments there earned her a CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Pharmacy Scholarship. The grant is awarded to future promising pharmacists as they complete their education, and recognizes the contributions that Tiffany has made to student pharmacy organizations and her community involvement. At Touro, Tiffany became chapter president of the American Pharmacist Association’s Academy of Student Pharmacists where she was involved in several community outreach projects. Tiffany says that her education and experiences at Stevenson “were extremely gratifying,” and equipped her “with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in my post graduate education.” After graduation she plans to pursue a career in retail pharmacy, and her ultimate goal is to make a difference back in her home country of Guyana by opening her own pharmacy that will provide the best consulting services for communities in need.
John Calvin Dailey III ’08 ’12M is working in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City as a Court Commissioner. He is a volunteer for Teen Court, a program under the umbrella of the Citizenship Law Related Education Program (CLREP) which provides an alternative to the juvenile justice system for teens charged with a misdemeanor crime. John adds that he is a member of the greatest fraternity in the world, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Lambda Chapter. His goal for 2015 is to enroll in law school and continue his career in public service while remaining a positive influence and role model for the next generation.
Ashley Acord is working as a police officer in the Baltimore City Police Department. She joined the force in April 2014.
Jessica Dixon Bieber is working as Director of Strategic Communications and Media at the Fallston Group, LLC, leading strategic development and implementation of marketing communications plans for clients across various industries including construction, banking and financial services, and retail. In addition to her managerial duties of client accounts and the firm’s strategic communications team, Jessica will assist with business development activities and other initiatives. She previously served as the director of public relations and social media for JigSaw Marketing Solutions. Jessica resides in Harford County with her husband, Eric; is a member of the Harford Land Trust; volunteers her time to various nonprofit organizations; and coaches the Harford County-based Elite Lacrosse Club, a girl’s lacrosse club.
Janelle Parker received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work last May. She passed the Maryland Social Work board licensing exam and is a licensed graduate social worker. Janelle is employed with the Talbot County Department of Social Services as a social worker.
After graduating and working as an RN for a few years, Laura Schaefer Tyler earned a certification as a paramedic and volunteers with a local fire department. She currently works as a flight nurse for Johns Hopkins' critical care transport team, and recently received the designation of Certified Flight Registered Nurse.
Britney Cohen is engaged to marry Yanni Niebuhr. Britney is a case manager for Abilities Network and is pursuing a master’s degree in human resource management and organizational development. Yanni graduated from Towson University and is an associate adviser at Brotman Financial Group. The couple is planning a May 2015 wedding.
Kristyna Hnizda and Trevor Giancola ’08 were married on June 14, 2014 and enjoyed a honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They both work in Syracuse, N.Y. Trevor is a project coordinator for DJG Exports and Kristyna works in the emergency room at Crouse Hospital as a physician assistant. The couple resides in Fayetteville, N.Y.
Johnny Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Jessica “Jessie” O’Neill Jackson ’09, attended the Baltimore Orioles American League East division-clinching game last Sept. 16, and they stayed in the ballpark after the final out to celebrate with thousands of other fans. Orioles outfielder Adam Jones came out onto the field and Johnny was one of the lucky fans who got a pie in the face from him, and scenes from the celebration quickly went viral on social media. Johnny considered it an honor to participate in the team’s trademark celebration. What better way to celebrate Baltimore’s first division crown in 17 years than with a face covered in delicious pie filling!
Ryan Krempel recently received the news that he was admitted to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and will begin classes in August. He credits his time spent at SU with helping him achieve “one of the best moments of my life.”
Reuben Sweeney completed U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training last May and is now serving as a reservist at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He graduated from basic training with top honors for excelling in the 8-and-a-half week course, which involved physical training, military studies, dorm and drill application, and bearing and discipline.
Kelly Dorsey married Ryan Baione ’10 on July 12, 2014 at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa in Calvert County, Md. The couple met at Stevenson in the spring of 2008. They reside in Crofton, Md.
Megan Weiss and Andrew Daise ’11 were married on April 5, 2014. They met in 2007 while both were freshmen at Stevenson. Andrew works in sales at Windstream Communications, and Megan works at Merkle, Inc., a CRM database marketing firm. The couple lives in Glen Burnie, Md.
Sara Johnson received a master’s degree from the Towson University/CCBC Essex Physician Assistant program last August, and was married to her high school sweetheart, Wesley Rudiger, on Sept. 13, 2014.
Brenda Lovell is working as a sales administrator for Fierce, Inc., a leadership and communications training company based in Seattle, Wash. She is responsible for the facilitation of new processes to support the business development team. Prior to joining Fierce, Brenda worked as an office manager at Cleaning Perfect and was in sales support at Tessco Technologies.
Danielle Diffenbaugh was married to Michael Miller on Sept. 27, 2014. The wedding and reception were held at The Cloisters in Baltimore County, and the couple honeymooned in Jamaica.
Griffin Stewart moved to Rhode Island last August to attend graduate school at the Rhode Island College for Nurse Anesthesia. Prior to the move, he had been working as an RN at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Griffin is engaged to Chelsea Mihok ’10, and the couple is planning an August 2015 wedding.
Congratulations to Eric Griswold, who was elected CEO and Chairman of the Board of The $100 Solution™, an international nonprofit organization comprised of young professionals under the age of 26, which prides itself on being managed by an entirely volunteer Board of Directors whose members exude a common passion for changing the world. Eric joined the group while still a student at Stevenson and has quickly climbed the ladder. He attributes his success to discipline, hard work, and passion and believes that the education and faculty at Stevenson propelled him into a leadership role. Eric started his career at Jos. A. Bank as an Assistant Supply Chain Planner. He currently lives in Fort Myers, Fla. and works at Chico’s as a Merchandise Allocator, where he forecasts demand for its products and allocates merchandise to its retail stores.
Audrey Lawrence Watson is working at Piccirilli Dorsey, a digital creative and branding agency located in Bel Air, Md. She is working with a variety of clients including The Center Club Baltimore, McComas Funeral Home, Vinea Research, and Barely Used Consignments. Prior to joining Piccirilli, Audrey spent six months in the art department at Anthropologie working as a freelance designer, where she took the lead on promotional projects such as posters, emails, and invitations for various store events. She also runs a small business called Aucala that produces event stationery. She has a true passion for the arts, and incorporates design into her everyday life. Watson says, “I like to create; sometimes I paint and sketch, other times I design, craft, build, and sew. If it takes creativity, I'm all for it.
Rafell Williams is enrolled at Coppin State University in the master of science program and is looking forward to graduating in 2015.
Amber Hall was married to Carleton Olson on March 8, 2014 at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, Md. Senyee Lok ’13 and Rebekah Suvall ’13 were bridesmaids. The couple honeymooned on a cruise to the Bahamas, and now resides in Joppatowne, Md. Amber works at the University of Maryland Medical Center as a clinical lab scientist.
Antione Tomlin is an Adjunct Professor teaching academic development at the Essex and Catonsville campuses of The Community College of Baltimore County. He is also a Case Manager at CCBC Catonsville for the Male Student Success Initiative. Antione is completing a master’s degree in higher education administration at Morgan State University.
India Gordon is a Program Development Assistant in the marketing department at the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives in Woodlawn, Md. She is responsible for electronic marketing including the development of email marketing campaigns, updating the website, writing blogs, and creating promotional marketing materials/media to promote their Youth in Transition School, Career Development Center, and Adult Residential Services.
Travis Douglas is working as an IT recruiter with Vision Technology Services, a company that provides IT talent and project management services. His strong interpersonal skills, coupled with his leadership abilities, helped Travis start along this career path.
Mark Mazur is working for Target in Glen Burnie, Md. as an Executive Team Leader in Asset Protection.
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Deborah Glass Kleiman ’73
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