Alumnae on the Move

 

As of August 12, 2013

Iris Brewer ’12 is visiting Nicaragua with her volleyball team, the Wingate University Bulldogs for an eight-day trip where they’ll take on the Nicaraguan national team and participate in volunteer work. Follow Iris and her teammates as they blog about the experience: http://wingatebulldogs.com/news/2013/8/11/VB_0811133440.aspx.


Kasey Hawkins, J.D., Captain, USAF '04 received her Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco on May 18 this year.  She is currently studying for the Ohio Bar Exam. After taking the exam at the end of July she will report to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to be an Air Force Judge Advocate.  Her husband, Stewart, has been stationed at Spangdahlem for the past year so Kasey is eager to join him!  

 

Annemarie Domizio '87 just completed her Executive MBA from the University of San Francisco. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is the international business honor society. This is her third degree (MA UC, BA John Carroll University).

 

Jessica Harbison Weaver '01 received a Master of Public Affairs in Policy Analysis from Indiana University, Indianapolis on May 12, 2013.  

 

Lindsay Vehr Blaylock '98 is currently working as an operating room nurse in Saginaw, Michigan. Her husband Wayne and she welcomed their first baby, Skylar Grace, in August. They also recently bought their first house, and as Lindsay says, "we are definitely staying busy!"

 

Beth Schneider Naylor '79 is the winner of the 2013 “Ohio Glass Ceiling Award.” Beth is a Frost Brown Todd law firm member and Founder of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. This award is given by the National Diversity Council for outstanding leadership of women who have not only achieved personal and professional success, but are making it possible for others to follow in their footsteps. Beth has vice-chaired Frost Brown Todd’s products liability practice group, founded and chaired the FBT Women’s Initiative and served on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In 2011, she was named as FBT “Mentor of the Year.” Beth is the mother of Avery '16, Brynne '12, and Kiley '09.

 

Lizz (Elizabeth) Godfroy '94 won first prize in Cincinnati's recent Eco-Sculpt competition - and the People's Choice prize. "I am a member of 'The Late Parade,' which consists of David Rice, Paul Tribble and myself, all of us professional artists who spend a lot of 'art time' together.  When we heard about the Eco-Sculpt competition we jumped at the opportunity to make a recycled sculpture for the beautifully renovated Washington Park. We decided to create a sculpture from tires and tire scraps from roadsides, which are littered everywhere," said Lizz.

 

Amanda Garry Dorn Faaborg '95 graduated from Regis University (Denver, CO) Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in May 2013.   

 

Congratulations to Kelsey Haines '09 who was recognized in an April edition of Elon College's E-Net news for her work with children with autism. Kelsey is a special education/elementary education major who worked this year with two children with autism to help develop math skills using an innovative approach. As an undergraduate research fellow, Kelsy said she hopes her experience will help her earn a job close to home working in special education.

 

Iris Brewer '12 (pictured with Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson) was in the Big Apple as a part of the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars program Feb. 28 – March 4. She joined the other 60 JRF scholars at the Jackie Robinson Mentoring and Leadership Conference who took part in four days of developmental workshops, career exploration seminars, meetings with key public and private sector leaders, cultural and recreational outings and practical life skills classes. The Conference also provided a unique opportunity for JRF sponsors to interact with Scholars in both professional and social settings.

 In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the founding of JRF, the 2013 Mentoring and Leadership Conference (MLC) explored the ways in which cultural narratives are woven into individual identity, and how the adoption of JRF core values direct that journey towards a life of excellence through education, leadership and service. Iris also attended a special screening of the movie "42" which chronicles the first year of Jackie Robinson's entry into the major leagues. "42" was released on April 12 and was number one in the box office.

 

Mary Neyer Chowdhury '82 moved to Mumbai this past July with her husband and younger children. Click here to read about her amazing adventures.

 

Elizabeth Wayman Cochran '95 says, “Once a camp girl, always a camp girl!” I am blessed to be the Executive Director of YMCA Camp Ernst in Burlington, KY, where I live with my husband and three children. I get to see kids’ lives changed by the positive, encouraging, friend-making, goal-achieving natural environment of summer camp!

 

Jamie Woods '02 has recently accepted a new position as the Designer for Sweaters and Core Knits for Macy's.  She is working in their Private Label brand Alfani.  She still lives in Brooklyn, NY and she actually got to work on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! 

 

Meaghan Stakelin '04 works in Washington, DC in a branch of the government and is totally into exercise; she swam for UA and now does triathlons and marathons. Click here to see what Meaghan's been up to.

 

Lauren McMahon '09 finished her collegiate soccer career at Wittenberg University in style. She received Defensive Player of the Year in the NCAC (North Coast Athletic Conference), First team All-Conference, Second team All-Region, and First Team All-Ohio from the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America). She will graduate in May with a degree in Business/Economics.

 

Alex Abbate '10 visited UA on January 2 and talked to the AP Spanish students of her former teacher, Blanca Risdon, about her four months abroad in Spain. Alex is a junior at Saint Louis University and has a double major in biology and Spanish in the Honors program. She will graduate in 2014 and hopes to attend medical school.

 

Frances Kern Mennone '94 was just elected to the US Rowing Board for a three-year term. She is the Executive Director of the Greater Miami Rowing Center (GMRC) of Hamilton. As the Midwest Region Director, Frances will represent a 13-state territory that includes Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

 

Diane Neyer Rose '74, Emily Kaes '10, Katie Kaes '10 , and Jennifer Rose Wormington '04 at BCS game this past winter.

 

Clare Bresnahan '04 decided politics and public service were definitely her calling after her Junior year while serving as a Congressional Page for now Senator Rob Portman, back when he was a Congressman. Once she graduated from American University in Washington DC, she joined the Girl Scouts of the USA Public Policy Office as a lobbyist where she advocated as a voice for girls with officials from the White House to Capitol Hill. Now she works to recruit more women to run for office across the country. One thing she knows for sure - our country could use more Ursuline alumnae in public office!

 

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