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Susan Crytzer Marchant
Lynne O’Saben Stewart’s oldest son is now a senior in high school. They toured UMW last year during spring break; Lynne said the new buildings were amazing and it felt like Goolrick Hall is now the center of campus instead of being in the hinterland. She reminisced about making that long trek from Russell Hall where she lived for 2 years. Lynne also mentioned that she saw several Mary Washington alumni this past summer when Michelle Ward Conrad (90) was in town from California with her family. They met at the home of Marty Stewart Carpenter (90) and Sean Carpenter (90) in Leesburg along with Andrea Cooper Coron (90), Greg Coron (88), Jeff Coron (89) and Kristen Livingston Coron (88). She shared how wonderful it was to see everyone, time well spent on Marty and Sean’s patio with some fantastic watermelon margaritas. Life is good.
Shannon Eadie Niemeyer
Charlie Gullo, his wife and six year old son recently moved to Hanoi Vietnam from sleepy Huntington, WV. Charlie accepted an once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in setting up a new University in Hanoi that will include a new medical and nursing school. He writes: As a previous associate dean of medical education, I will assist the new Vinmec University Medical School in designing the medical curriculum. I am currently the director of pre-clinical education here and once the school is up and running in 2020 will transition to a more senior associate dean position in medical education. Hanoi is a very large city with many distinct parts. We are living in Times City, which is a mini city within Hanoi complete with its own malls, apartments, restaurants, hospital (where I work), spas, etc. My son is excited to be here and my wife will be closer to her family in Malaysia.
Courtney Hall Harjung
Rachael Crout ’92, her husband Eric, and their two daughters are still living in Capon Bridge, WV and absolutely love being in the country. Their oldest, Anna, is in college and studying to be a physician’s assistant or nurse. Their other daughter, Heather, is a junior in high school and is working out at the gym to prepare for soccer and track season. Eric has been knocking down walls in their basement to create an entertainment space. Rachael is in her twelfth year of teaching English inclusion (special education) in a middle school and is still standing!
In October my husband Tom and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary in Navarre Beach, FL. We spent Thanksgiving week with my aunt and uncle in Sarasota, FL, and had a quiet Christmas at home in Mobile, AL. Tom’s company is moving us back to Atlanta, and we plan to go house hunting right after Mardi Gras season. When we’re settled, I hope to get involved with the UMW Atlanta Network again and reconnect with area alumni. If you want to stay in touch and share your MWC/UMW stories, please email me at email@example.com.
Cheryl Roberts Heuser
Nancy Columbia Hilbert joined the Morley Agency as Commercial Lines Account Executive. Her husband, James Hilbert, earned tenure as an assistant principal. James also is an assistant scout master of Troop 483. Their son crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, is an active member of the local Scrabble Club and has a passion for History like his father and sister. Their daughter Emily Hilbert is a freshman at UMW living in Virginia Hall and plans to major in Historic Preservation. Emily takes part in the performing arts program, in the form of Dance.
Jennifer Dockeray Muniz
Hi Class of 94!
Big shoutout to my friend Nate Wade, who was our class agent forever. Now he’s back to focusing on his public defender career in Arizona. So I’ve stepped in to help coordinate the class of 94.
James and Angie Noll live in Fredericksburg, surrounded by college kids who, thankfully, don’t know how to party as hard as they did in the 90s. James is an English Teacher (16 years, oy vey!), and Angie is an Infant Intake Case Manager (over 20 years, oy vey’er!). They have three kids, Haley, Taylor, and Elena, and one grandson, Shaun. Haley is going to school and raising her family in Maryland, Taylor is studying theater at Lees Mcrae, and Elena is trying to graduate from high school early. Shaun just turned one a few months ago, so he’s still trying to figure a lot of things out, like language and fine-motor skills. He has a hard job of work in front of him.
As if that wasn’t enough, James has been self-publishing horror, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic fiction (www.jamesnoll.net), started The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival, and is working on The Fredericksburg Indie Authors Conference (www.fredbookfest.com). Angie ain’t so slouch neither. She’s been heavily involved in bringing The Fredericksburg Food Co-op to the area. With over 600 members, they’re very close to purchasing their store space! www.fredericksburgfoodcoop.com
Sarah King Capps resides in Franklin County and manages the Southern Virginia office of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, an economic development agency of the Commonwealth.
Danielle Goldstein live in Fredericksburg, married to Dan, nurse at Mary Washington Hospital in the interventional radiology department, she just earned another degree from UMW this year…her bachelors of science in nursing! Two kids, Elayne age 11 and Jacob age 14. In her free time, Enjoys watching them play baseball and field hockey.
Phil Stoneman is Continuing a career in music support and production like he did back in the day. He started Leaping Frog Productions LLC in 2106 to provide wedding and private party DJ and MC services to Northern Virginia and D.C.
Becky Miller Duff lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two kids ages 4 and 8. She works for the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UVA Darden School of Business. When not shuttling kids to activities, you can usually find her at one of the many gorgeous, kid-friendly VA vineyards or hiking the many trails in the area on weekends.
Pamela Jensen Roszell wrote and caught me up on her whole crew! (The next 5 are all from Pam)
—-Pam lives in Denver and writes environmental planning (NEPA) documents for federal agencies including HUD, FHWA, DOE, and DoD while dealing with the shenanigans of her 11th, 9th, and 5th graders. She is a craft beer aficionado and frequents local breweries and beer fests. You can also find her running local trails or the stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheater so she can still somewhat fit into her clothes after drinking said craft beer.
Missy works as an office manager in NoVa in a specialized medical facility, making patients feel at ease. Her oldest daughter is a freshman at UVa and youngest is a skilled swimmer in 7th grade. When she can get away, she joins her husband on family visits in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. She, Jeff Hood, and Angie Monteith Noll occassionally get together to run long races in VA.
Emily Erlandson Henning:
After a 5 year stint in Nairobi, Kenya for her husband’s work, riding elephants in her spare time, she had a reverse culture shock moving back to and adjusting to Atlanta. She and her family moved to Jackson, MS in December to see how that compares.
Vicky Fellows Sullivan:
Vicky is a Family Nurse Practitioner is Harrisonburg raising 3 rambunctious boys, while her daughter just graduated with a psychology degree from Christopher Newport. She spends all of her free time shuttling her boys between sporting events but did get away to visit family in England in the summer 2017.
Sami is some sort of cyber security expert in Atlanta. While not keeping the bad guys out of corporate environs, she does a lot of yoga and samples many brands of wine.
Jenny White Formon:
Jenny is a Montessori teacher in Charlotte and is very active in her daughters’ softball careers, while her son is in college in NC. She, Kory Formon (class of 95) and the whole family got away to Costa Rica over the holidays.
And as for me, Jennifer Dockeray Muniz, (your new class agent) : I’m still living in Austin, Texas with my husband Glenn and our 2 sons, Waylon and Wyatt. I just celebrated a big milestone for my career at Apple, I’ve now been with the company 20 years. It continues to be an incredible ride. In our free time, we spend time with our ranch animals in Poteet, Texas. I’ve just taken over as our class agent and look forward to hearing from you!
Jennifer Reichert Linney ’95 and her husband, Jim, live in Northern Virginia with their 12-year-old son, Connor; 9-year-old daughter, Natalie; and golden retriever, Liza. Jennifer worked as an editor with a nonprofit association in Washington, D.C., for nearly 10 years. (She launched her career in editing as copy editor of the alumni magazine during her junior and senior years at Mary Washington.) Jennifer has worked as a freelance editor, writer, and book designer since 2005 and is a part-time deputy clerk at Prince William County’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Katie Valentine Charnoff (2004) and Mike Charnoff (1995) moved to Vienna in early September, and now live just down the street from Steve Charnoff (1999) and Katie Fry Charnoff (2000). Their delightful son Austin Levi Charnoff was born in late October. Mike’s law firm PERRY CHARNOFF PLLC moved from the Courthouse neighborhood in early October to open a brand new office in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington.
Kari Kulow Obrist visited Argentina and finished a successful summit climb of Aconcagua, the highest peak on 6 continents (outside the Himalayas). Not only was she lucky enough to successfully do the climb, she coincidentally ran into Chris Wright ‘96 on her first day on the mountain, and they summited together. Even though the Andes are some of the most immense mountains on earth, it really still is a small world!
Stephanie O’Connor Shockley is the new Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in North Plainfield, NJ. She and her husband Dan Shockley will be relocating from NYC to North Plainfield. They’re looking forward to returning to their home state after almost 12 years in NYC. This is Stephanie’s first full time parish position. Prior to her new position, Stephanie worked as a hospital chaplain and a nonprofit director in NYC.
Leigh Brockman Horowitz and her family moved to St. Louis in June 2016 and continue to love their adopted city. Leigh works as a teacher by day for a local ECC in their one-year old program, and for two non-profit Dance studios (COCA & Dimensions Dance), by night. Leigh’s husband, Jeremy, continues to love the job that brought them up to St. Louis and their son, Oliver, is growing into a very bright and active two. The Horowitz family tends to travel to wherever family is: LA, MN, NC, and CO, but have realized that being smack dab in the middle of the country has some perks! They’ve had a ton of visitors since the move; if you’re in STL and need an air mattress, look them up!
Trent Richardson recently joined in the revelry of Scott Estelle’s annual “Svenska Julfest,” and the memories were bountiful. Trent and Steve Smith commiserate on the state of the Washington Nationals on a daily basis, and believe the World Series for sure in 2018. Trent is a Deputy Associate Director in the U.S. Geological Survey and oversees the Nation’s earthquake, volcano, landslide, and coastal & marine geology interests. In addition, Trent and wife Tamara recently celebrated the 1st birthday of his third child, Nash Steele, on Christmas Eve. The Richardson’s reside in Vienna, Virginia.
Kathleen Gillikin MacCubbin started a new job as Assistant Branch Manager of the Pikesville Library. Stephanie Neatrour Watson welcomed her second son, Robert James Watson, on June 8, 2017, which was a good excuse to miss our 20th reunion.
I made a childhood dream come true and hiked the Great Wall of China (well, a few miles of it!). While in China, my husband and I also saw the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, laughed at the cute Pandas in Chengdu, admired the beauty of the Li River in Yangshuo, visited Mickey Mouse at Shanghai Disney, and ate our weight in dumplings and noodles on our adventure.
Erika Giaimo Chapin
Andy Brown ’98 wrote on a Facebook post with advice to students sweating finals: Don’t stress. I got a “D” on my stagecraft final and I just my job as a Production Manager at the Kennedy Center for a job at Walt Disney Imagineering.