Alumni Updates

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1983-1987

Class of 1983

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Class of 1984

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Class of 1985

Howard L. Hall received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1989. Howard is Professor and Governor’s Chair in Nuclear Security for the Department of Nuclear Engineering and a Fellow and Director of Global Security Programs at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee.

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Class of 1986

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Class of 1987

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1988-1992

Class of 1988

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Class of 1989

James G. Hodge, JD, LLM is the Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, where he teaches courses in health law and policy, public health law, and global health law, among other efforts. James has been married for over 20 years to Andrea, and together they live with their 3 children, Maria (17), Avery (10), and Collin (9) in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Class of 1990

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Class of 1991

Mary Beth Abel resides in Seattle, WA writing science curriculum materials, playing in a guitar group, and creating jewelry.

Honor Sawyer Bonds currently resides in Florence, SC and is the principal chair in the viola section of the Florence Symphony Orchestra. She is also the Director of Preschool Choir at Central United Methodist Church.

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Class of 1992

Stewart M. Knoepp earned combined MD and Ph.D. degrees from MUSC in 2003. During his time at MUSC, he was the recipient of two traveling fellowships- the National Institutes of Health/Monbusho Research Fellowship that sent him to the Kobe University School of Medicine in Kobe, Japan (1998) and the Abney Foundation Scholarship for research in Southampton, England. Dr. Knoepp completed his residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital followed by fellowship training in Cytopathology at MUSC, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Knoepp is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan.

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1993-1997

Class of 1993

Ernest “Gus” Jahnke currently works as a Director of Business Operations for the Baylor College of Medicine after receiving his CPA and Master of Business Administration. He resides in Houston, TX with his wife of 22 years, fellow graduate Dolores (CofC ’93).

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Class of 1994

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Class of 1995

Jonathan H. Geisler completed his MA, MPhil, and Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University in New York City. He is currently an Associate Professor of human anatomy at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2007, Discover Magazine published an article entitled “Digging for Dinos in the Land of Genghis Khan,” which featured Jonathan and his wife, a fellow paleontologist, as part of the team profiled.

Gretchen Geiger Thornsberry graduated from North Carolina State University in 2003 with a Ph.D. in genetics. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northwest Missouri State University.

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Class of 1996

Jeannie Chapman completed her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at MUSC in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at USC Spartanburg, SC.

Charlotte Newman Charfen received her MD from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2000. She is the co-founder and president of International Program for Emergency Medicine Development. She has also helped start Mia’s Playhouse, the only foreign language- learning institution and specialty toy store in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Phillip Federigos is an attorney with Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson, and Helms in Charleston. He received a Juris Doctor from the USC School of Law in 1999.

Angie Shoemake Harmon opened her own business called GiGi’s Gourmet to Go in Anderson, SC in September 2009.  She currently serves as the Culinary Director offering entrees to go and a residential catering service.

Christy Williams Ledford is currently finishing her Ph.D. in the health and strategic communication program in the Department of Communication at George Mason University and expects to finish in 2011. In 2010, Christy received the outstanding Doctoral student award. She is also an instructor and conducts research regarding health and risk communication and persuasion. She is married to Chris Ledford, whom she met at the Governor’s School of South Carolina at the College of Charleston. Chris is now a family medicine physician for the United States Air Force.

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Class of 1997

Kathleen Carignan is currently the Executive Director of LegalArt Miami, a non-profit organization providing legal service to artists and arts and cultural organizations.

Nina Hunter Fields is currently an attorney with Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook and Brickman Attorneys at Law in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Scott Playford received his MD from the MUSC College of Medicine in 1997 and completed his residency in Anderson, SC. He began a medical career with the Navy after residency and in 2008 returned to medicine at Camp Lejeune as a civilian contract doctor. He recently joined Eastern Carolina Orthopedics in Jacksonville, NC. He is currently studying for a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare through East Carolina University. He is a registered physician at USA Boxing and was recently appointed an Advisory Member to the Boxing Advisory Commission.

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1998-2002

Class of 1998

Heather Ferris graduated from the University of Virginia with an MD, PhD in 2006. She completed a residency in internal medicine from the University of Pitssburgh Medical Center in 2009 and a fellowship in Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 2012. She is currently a staff physician and research fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston studying diabetes complications. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband Jay and daughter.

Tara Killian currently resides in Burbank, CA with her husband Blaise Fitzgerald. Tara can be seen on the hit CBS show Ghost Whisperer. She has had roles in Without a Trace, also on CBS, as well as her breakout role on Dawson’s Creek, formerly on the WB.

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Class of 1999

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Class of 2000

Jessica Chenault Whitehead is currently working as the Regional Climate Extension Specialist for the SC Sea Grant Consortium and the NC Sea Grant. She lives in Charleston.

Suzanne Nebesky is currently a lawyer with McRae|Metcalf in Tampa, FL.

Hana Sykorova continues to pursue her passion for jazz, having participated in the Jazz Ensemble at CofC when she was a student here. While studying in Austria, she was convinced by friends to take classes at the oldest jazz school in Europe. While there, she played second tenor in the Big Band and the second solo instrument in the jazz combo. She then moved to New York City, began working as Regional Director for East Coast Insurope, and found a regular music gig playing saxophone for Mambo NYC and other local bands. Hana is an ardent dancer and triathlete and hopes to soon begin composing her own music.

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Class of 2001

Chad Kruse serves as assistant counsel for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and is Environmental Correspondent for the Springfield Business Journal.

Kelly Lindsay Tompkins  is currently a high school environmental science teacher living in Loganville, GA.

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Class of 2002

Millie Embree graduated from the MUSC College of Dental Medicine with a DMD/Ph.D. in May 2010 and was recently appointed Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She is also acting as a post- doctoral research scientist in the stem cell, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine department.

Mikki Amber (Gist) Laney earned her M.D. from the MUSC College of Medicine and is currently an Emergency Room Physician in Akron, OH. She married Brian Laney on May 26, 2012.

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2003-2007

Class of 2003

Melissa Siegel currently lives in the Netherlands, where she is a post doctoral researcher and Program Manager of the Migration Studies Specialization at Maastricht University, where she also completed her Ph.D. in Public Policy in 2010.

Stephanie Wheeler received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in May 2010.

Michael James Moran currently resides in Charleston where he owns and operates Michael James Moran Woodworked Furniture, a one person wood shop he started in 2004. He creates unique furniture and sculptures that can be seen in various galleries in the Charleston area.  You may visit his website at www.michaeljamesmoran.com.

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Class of 2004

Prerna Juhlin received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame  in 2010.

Julie R. Grier is the senior psychosocial program manager for an international NGO working in Haiti. Julie is also a public policy research fellow at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, working on public mental health policy.

Christy Sadreameli graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2008. She is currently completing a pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and will begin a  pulmonology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in 2011.

Katie Kastner Taoussi completed the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the Citadel in May 2010 and is teaching English at West Ashley High School in Charleston.

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Class of 2005

Jennifer Andrews is pursuing a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University with plans to graduate in Spring 2011. Her thesis research is entitled “A Multi-Wavelength Study of Dust Production in Type II Supernovae,” for which she received a NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellowship.

Katherine Bucks is pursuing a Ph.D  in Clinical Health Psychology at East Carolina University with a focus on psychology and medicine. She earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Alison Cawood is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography at the Scripps Institute at the University of California San Diego. She will graduate in 2014.

Erin (Franklin) Coates was married in March of 2011 and now resides in Vancouver.

Kwayera “Kiwi” Davis was awarded a $150,000 teaching fellowship from the Knowles Science Teach Foundation. He is currently enrolled in the teacher preparation program at the University of Michigan.

Rachel Fuller received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MUSC and moved to Masindi, Uganda to work in a medical clinic sponsored by Pioneers International and the Palmetto Medical Initiative.

Karin Marie Staton Hebert married Clint Ryan Hebert on April 17, 2010 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

S. Whitney Holt earned her Masters in Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 and is currently living in Richmond, VA with her husband and 2 boys, Huxley and Olsen.

Amanda Keeling O’Neal and her husband Michael moved to Masindi, Uganda in February to build a medical clinic sponsored by the Palmetto Medical Initiative.

Jessica Rivers married Emilio Cobanera were married August 14, 2010 in a small ceremony just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Class of 2006

Rachel Anderson is currently working on her Ph.D. in Psychology at Binghamton University in New York.

Ilani Blanke
enrolled in the Religious Studies Master’s program at Georgia State University this Fall 2010.

Kristen Booros is currently an attorney working for Deloitte Tax in Philadelphia, PA.

Daniel B. Cobb graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in May 2010 and began an internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Morgan Murphy Glass graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in May 2010 and began a medical residence at MUSC.

Annie Kadala Harris married Lee Harris in Wilmington, NC in August 2010.

Erin “Xena” Harris is pursuing a Masters of Science in Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University. She is also the partnership/marketing coordinator for Green Living Project (www.greenlivingproject.com), a film production and marketing company.

Erin Holaday married fellow 2005 Honors graduate Alexander  Ziegler in Mt. Pleasant in May 2010. Erin and Alexander met in Honors Geology class their freshman year.

Sean Kirwin is currently working on his law degree at Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. He plans to graduate in 2012.

Alexander Lumans graduated from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He teaches at the University of Colorado-Denver and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Alexander spent Summer 2015 navigating glaciers as part of the Arctic Circle residency program. For nearly three weeks he and about two dozen colleagues lived aboard a tall ship, making near-daily excursions to Norwegian islands and glaciers .For Alexander, the observations he made helped shape the setting for a his first novel, which involves a sailing crew encountering strange, climate change-induced phenomena in the Arctic. Learn more about his writing and travels here.

Katie Mackie is completing her Master of Science in Environmental Protection and Agriculture Food Production this Fall 2010 at the Universitat Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.

Lauren Kennington Martin completed her MA at the University of Cincinnati in May 2010 with a focus on Mental Health Counseling in a Community Setting. She is currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Bryan Mayer married Lynn Quitoriano in July 2010 at Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara, CA. Bryan is pursuing a career in Hollywood. His latest role was that of Daemon on the Halloween episode of ABC’s Castle.

Rebecca Wieters Moake is currently working towards a Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland-College Park. Rebecca marriedMatthew Moake in May 2010.

Hallie Neal graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2010 and is an Anesthesiology Resident at the University of Alabama – Birmingham.

Brooke Falk Permenter married fellow Honors graduate Christopher Permenter (CofC ’05) in May 2010 at Middleton Place in Charleston. Brooke is currently a PhD candidate in Art History through Rutgers University and teaches Honors Western Civilization for the Honors College. She and Chris reside in Mount Pleasant, SC with their son Tyson.

Monica Shah graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2010 with an M.D.  She is completing her medical residency in anesthesia at the University of Texas in Houston, TX.

Christina Beth Wilson teaches at the University of Connecticut where she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English.

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Class of 2007

Anastasia Emelianoff is a City Planner and Annexation Coordinator for the City of Charleston’s Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability. Her work there includes marketing Charleston to property owners and facilitating construction under the 2010 comprehensive city plan. Anastasia has been an active proponent of new environmental policy, especially by creating a Charleston Green Plan scheduled to be adopted by the city council in 2011. She was selected by Mayor Riley to coordinate the 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference to be held in Charleston in October 2010.

Lynn Mandeltort will defend her PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Virginia in September of 2012.

Diana Marchese recently earned a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences at the University of San Francisco. She is currently enrolled in the Florida State University College of Medicine and plans to graduate in 2013.

Hirona Matsuda recently gave an artist lecture at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in North Charleston.

Charlotte (Gettys) Meade graduated from the MUSC School of Nursing in 2008 and is currently employed as an RN in MUSC’s surgical oncology unit. She married Stephen Meade, a fellow MUSC RN, in Charleston in April of 2010.

Jessica Merritt received a Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in May 2010.

Daniel Powell recently received a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

Jeff Silverberg married Mary Karesh (CofC ’05) in Charleston in May 2010.  Jeff graduated from the USC School of Law in May of 2012 and resides in Columbia with Mary and their son Grayson.

Emily Simons works as a Technical Officer for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Heather Yenco is the museum educator at the Upcountry History Museum in South Carolina.

Sarah Zoller is currently working towards a degree in clinical psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. She previously attended the University of Southern California and received a Master’s degree in Gerontology.

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2008-2012

Class of 2008

Laura Bruns received her MS in Communication from Illinois State University in May 2010.  She is now a Communication Instructor at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Heather Fitch is  pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing at Columbia University in New York City.

Kenny Gardner is in his third year of law school at the Charleston School of Law and achieved the distinction of being first in his class last year.

Sarah Harvey has been working in Beirut with the Access Microscholarship Program, a State Department venture partnered with AMIDEAST. Operating in 12 countries in the Middle East, the Access Program provides scholarships to private schools to Lebanese students who would not normally be able to afford tuition. In spring 2010, Sarah was called to Erbil, Kurdistan to help out the fledgling office in a time of emergency. She is unsure of whether she will return to Beirut or stay in Erbil.

Jennifer Julian recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC. Her work “Mr. Drew’s Drill” has recently been published in Press 53’s 2010 Open Awards Anthology.

Erika Smith Lambert completed a Master of Public Administration  and earned a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning at the College of Charleston in May 2010.

Kara Mirmelstein is a member of the Green Apple Corps, a 9-month service program focused on ecological restoration and environmental education in New York City.

Hilary Brooke Nicholls is currently working towards an RN degree at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.

Gale Thompson attends the University of Massachusetts Master of Fine Arts Program for Poets and Writers. She is the editor of an online poetry magazine, www. jellyfishmagazine.org, and has been published in the Los Angeles Review and GlitterPony Magazine. She currently lives in Amherst, MA, and teaches freshman composition at the University of Massachusetts.

Courtney Williams began graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania in Fall 2010.  She plans to complete a 2 year Master’s in Historic Preservation.

Krista Williams attends graduate school at Indiana University where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in French Linguistics. Krista completed a Master of Arts in French Linguistics in May and is also an Associate Instructor at Indiana University, teaching French to undergraduate students.

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Class of 2009

David Diamant is currently enrolled in the M.D. program at St. George’s University, Grenada.

Shannon Gaetke graduated from Washington University in St Louis in May of 2012 with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

Karen (Sirmons) McClure is working on a MA in Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University and will graduate in May of 2013. She resides in North Carolina with her husband Kyle and daughter Margaret.

Sarah Mickler is working with Habitat for Humanity, funded by the Americorps program, in Raleigh, NC.

Charles Murchison began graduate school at the Yale School of Public Health in Fall 2010.

Kate Niehoff is a second year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine.

Kathryn L. “Kaylee” Rogers is pursuing a fully funded Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California Los Angeles.

Capers Rumph spent the past year as Research and Development Coordinator for Falling Whistles, a non-profit organization aimed at bringing peace to the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Fall 2010, Capers moved to Nepal to explore the “intersections between permaculture and human rights.”

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Class of 2010

Alexandria Behan is engaged to fellow Honors College graduate Christopher Farish (CofC ‘10).

Robyn Burrows is in the Peace Corps in Armenia. She is working in the fields of community development and environmental education.
Beaux Carriere is the Expansion Director for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Laura Cook is attending the University of Southern Mississippi Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology.

Heather Crouch is teaching English in Ecuador with World Teach.

Samantha Culp is attending Tulane University School of Law.

Leigh Dekle finished a 2 year commitment with Teach for America in New Orleans but opted to stay and continue teaching.

Matthew Dorn is pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacy at MUSC.

Annie DuPre is a civilian employee with the Protocol Division of the U.S. Army in Italy.

Lauren Ellis is attending Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Kristen Fabian is enrolled in the University of Virginia’s Master of Accountancy program and interning with Elliott Davis Accounting Firm.

Bri Farber spent 2 years organic farming throughout Arizona and California with the World Organization of Organic Farms. She is now working towards her PhD in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Katelyn Flouras is in dental school at MUSC.

Laura Ferguson is in the Peace Corps in Peru.

Aasha Foster is enrolled in NYU’s Master’s of Counseling and Mental Health program.

Catherine Gryniewski is a marketing assistant at Orient Express Hotels in Charleston.

Stephen Harden is attending medical school at MUSC.

Timothy Havens is attending Charleston School of Law.

Katherine Hoffman is teaching high school science in Bridgeport, Connecticut with Teach for America.

Tarah Hooks is attending nursing school at Francis Marion University.

Michelle Hopkins is in the Master’s of Speech Pathology program at USC.

Laurel Ann Jacobs is pursuing a Master’s of Social Work at the University of Georgia.

Kristen L. Johnson married Edgar Victor “Beau” Archambeau (CofC ’09) in June 2010.

Iris Kemp is in a Ph.D. program in Marine Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Eric Ketcham married Malia Brock (CofC ’10) in August 2010. He is currently working towards a Masters of Divinity in Missiology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Ellen Knoll is working as a student researcher in the department of Cardiovascular Diseases  at the University of Cincinnati and taking a few medical school prep courses.

Rosalia Kolokithas is attending dental school at MUSC.

Rebecca Kyle is participating in Americorps in Boston.

Jillian Kyzer is in the University of Minnesota’s Ph.D. program in Medicinal Chemistry.

Ali LeBel is in the Peace Corps in Mahajanga, Madagascar.

Jessica McClellan is in the Master’s of Fine Arts program at Rutgers University.

Clay McManus is in the MA/Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of Tennessee.

Leslie McMurchie is in the Master’s of Finance program at DePaul University.

Kalen McNabb is attending the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s Program in Historic Preservation.

Vanessa Minervini is pursuing a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at the University of Florida.

Hart Moede is working for a non-profit organization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Katie Moske is teaching secondary school English in Charlotte, NC with Teach for America.

Farah Moustafa is in medical school at George Washington University.

Michael Murza is attending law school at University of California’s Davis Law School.

Jonathan Napier is attending medical school at UNC Chapel Hill.

Travis O’Dell is doing a year long internship in Germany with the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Internship Program.

Bryanna Parker is participating in Americorps in Boston.

Laura Reid is a systems programmer with the College of Charleston’s Information Technology department.

Rachel Reinke is participating in City Year – Los Angeles. She is currently working with a fourth grade classroom in the Watts neighborhood of LA.

Kyra Robinson is in MUSC’s Ph.D. program in Biostatistics.

Krzysztof Romanwski is attending medical school at Georgetown University.

Austin Ruedrich is in Emory University’s doctorate in Physical Therapy program.

Joe Saei is living in Rabat, Morocco with the Peace Corp as a youth development volunteer. His most recent program was profiled athttp://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=2017.Evie Smith is attending medical school at MUSC.

Ashton Szadek is working in Account Development at Blackbaud.

Samantha Theall is riding her bicycle across country and working on organic farms as she rides.

Mary Anne Thompson is beginning a fully funded Ph.D. program at the University of Auckland in Australia. Her studies will focus on volcanology and the dissemination of risk models to civic engineers and managers.

Robin Verjans is in MUSC’s Ph.D. Program in Physical Therapy.

Candice Vinson is in dental school at MUSC.

Silke Watson started law school at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2012.

Whitney Whitson is in law school at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, Mississippi.

Erin Wooten earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching at The Citadel in 2012 and is now an English teacher at Timberland High School in St Stephen, SC.

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Class of 2011

Elizabeth Ahern graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Marine Biology. She was honored as an Outstanding Student in her major and earned a minor in Music. While at CofC she was involved with Habitat for Humanity and will be spending 2 years after graduation on a church mission trip.

Leila Ameli-Grillon earned cum laude honors and was an Outstanding Student in the French department along with earning Departmental Honors in her Psychology major. She spent 3 summers as an intern at NIH and studied abroad in La Rochelle, France. After graduation she’ll attend law school at the University of Maryland.

Sanaz Arjomand graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston.  She was honored as an Outstanding Student and earned Departmental Honors for her major in Political Science. She also earned a minor in French, in addition to being awarded the Bishop Robert Smith Award (the highest honor available at CofC). While in the Honors College she served on the admissions committee and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. After graduation she’ll be working and traveling to decide her future plans.

Naomi Benjamin earned a double major in Classics and English. She was active in the College of Charleston writing lab and with the philanthropic Dance Marathon. Naomi spent a semester in London during school and will now be working and applying to graduate programs.

Jessica Bialas earned a major in International Business and minors in French and Economics. She interned with the Children’s Museum and spent a semester abroad in Paris and Strasbourg. After graduation she’ll be working and applying to graduate school.

Haley Binder graduated in December of 2010 cum laude with a degree in Communication, where she earned Departmental Honors. She was the founder and president of the TOMS club at CofC, and spent a semester traveling in Europe through Germany, Austria, and Italy. She will pursue her Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in the fall of 2011.

Hannah Brewer graduated cum laude from the Historic Preservation and Community Planning program. She was active as an orientation intern at CofC, interned with the Charleston Museum, and spent a semester in Nottingham, UK. She married Jimmy Lynch on April 14, 2012 and currently lives in Bremerton, WA.

Adam Brunelle graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow, earning Departmental Honors in the Political Science department. He was involved with SGA and did a mentorship with the College of Charleston Board of Trustees, as well as spending a semester in Washington, D.C. Adam will join the Peace Corps through the College of Charleston’s MA/MES program.

Martin Burke graduated cum laude with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. He was a Spanish tutor and spent his semester abroad in Trujillo, Spain. He will attend medical school at St. George University in Granada.

Katelyn Butler graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in both Historic Preservation & Community Planning and Art History. She interned with the architecture firm Cummings & McCready, spent a semester in Italy, and will be applying to graduate school over the next year.

John Capelle graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in his Biology major. He also earned a minor in Spanish while serving as SGA President and the CofC Homecoming King. John spent a semester abroad in Honduras and will spend the next year sailing to Spain, then traveling across the Mediterranean and Asia.

Sarah Cawood graduated with dual degrees in Political Science and Sociology, where she was selected as an Outstanding Student. She interned with Crisis Ministries and will attend law school at the University of Miami in the fall.

Shane Clack graduated summa cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Classics department. He served as the Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi and spent a semester in Japan. He will be teaching Latin at a private school, then pursue a graduate degree.

Sallie Clark graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biology. She was active with Dance Marathon and Race for the Cure; she’ll be working and applying to medical school.

Emily Clayton graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow in December of 2010. She earned a major in Economics from the Honors Program in Business as well as a minor in Spanish. Emily was active in the Charleston 40 tour guide organization and the CofC Boxing Club, and spent a semester in Colima, Mexico. Next year she’ll work and take the GMAT and GRE to decide what to do next.

Morgan Cleary graduated with dual degrees in Political Science and English. She interned with the public defender’s office and spent a semester in Ireland. Next year she’ll attend the University of South Carolina for law school.

Ben Coffey graduated cum laude with a major in Economics and minor in Finance. He spent a semester in Strasbourg and interned with ATD, where he’ll be working after graduation.

Sarah Connell graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow with majors in International Business and French. She earned Departmental Honors in the French program and was awarded the ‘Cultural Program of the Year’ by Residence Life and Housing. She spent a semester in Strasbourg and will move to Chicago to work and apply for an MFA program.

Lauren Costello graduated with Departmental Honors in Anthropology and a second major in Biology. She was awarded a Humanities and Social Science Scholar award, interned at the Paleolithic lab, and spent a semester in Panama. She will be traveling Europe and applying to graduate school.

Elizabeth Cote graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management, where she was selected as an Outstanding Student. Elizabeth has interned with Merrill Lynch and also with A Charleston Event, in addition to spending a semester in Costa Rica. She will be working for Orient Express in the sales department.

John Cullum graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in both his Historic Preservation & Community Planning and Art History majors. He also earned a minor in Studio Art, in addition to interning with the Charleston Renaissance Gallery. He spent a semester in Florence, Italy and will working at an interior design firm.

Kaylin Currie graduated with Departmental Honors in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She was involved with the Miracle Club and Lowcountry Food Bank while at CofC. After graduation she’ll be working at MUSC and will be applying to nursing school.

Darielle Deigan graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow, earning both Departmental Honors and Outstanding Student in the Theater department. She was active in Piccolo Spoleto and will continue that involvement after graduation.

Nicole DeNucci graduated with a major in Studio Art and was active in the Art Walk and painting a mural for Jean Everett. She will be traveling Europe, publishing a graphic novel, and applying to graduate school.

Andrea DeSantis graduated cum laude with dual degrees in Chemistry and Political Science. She was a peer facilitator for FYE and earned the Betsy Martin award. She is currently serving as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Literacy Outreach Initiative (LOI) at the College of Charleston.

Shea Diaz graduated cum laude with dual degrees in Political Science and Biology, as well as a minor in Spanish. She was active in SGA, was a PA for the ICE course, and studied in Cuba. She’ll be participating in Teach for America in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Siobhan Drumm graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology. She was active in Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi at the College of Charleston. She’ll be attending the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine next year.

William Epperson graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He interned with Hawkes Learning Systems and will pursue a graduate degree at Full Sail University in Computer Animation.

Eva Falls graduated cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Anthropology department and earned minors in Archeology and Geology. She interned with the Charleston Museum, the Smithsonian, and Drayton Hall Plantation. She studied abroad in Sweden, interned at Mt. Vernon, and is currently pursuing a MA in Anthropology at East Carolina University.

Hill Felton graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biology and a minor in Music. He was involved with the CofC EMS team and will work at a local hospital or with an EMT team while applying to medical school.

Kimberly Fender graduated summa cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Biology department, also earning a minor in Business. She was active as a Charleston 40 tour guide and studied abroad in New Zealand. Next year she’ll be applying to MD/MBA programs.

Stephanie Fiesta graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in the Biology department. She interned with the Lowcountry AHED and will work as a nurse’s assistant while applying to PA school.

Sydney Gallimore graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She interned with General Electric while in school and studied abroad in Dubai. Next year she’ll be attending culinary school in Charleston to become a pastry chef.

Kristen Gehrman graduated cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Communications department. She earned a double major in French and a minor in German. She was a writer for CofC’s newspaper, the George Street Observer, and studied abroad in Fribourg, Switzerland. Next year she’ll work, continue to write, and will decide what her next step will be.

Kayla Glasscock graduated cum laude with degrees in Business Administration and Economics. She worked for Residence Life and Housing for 2 summers, and will now pursue a career in human resources.

Karen Greer graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Sociology. She interned for Charleston Outreach and will be working for a non-profit organization in Charleston after graduation.

Joshua Haffner graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors as an Outstanding Student in the English department. He was also awarded the Ana Katona Award. He’ll be taking a year off then will earn his MA in English at McGill University in Canada.

Kathryn Harrawood graduated cum laude with dual degrees in Religious Studies and Philosophy. She was a Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar and studied in India. She’ll be moving to Asheville and working for a non-profit organization.

Stephanie Harris graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Spanish. She interned with Find Great People and will be attending law school at Florida International University.

Alex Hennessey graduated summa cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow, earning Departmental Honors and the Outstanding Student designation for the Music Theory and Composition major. He was awarded the Lowcountry Phi Kappa Phi chapter’s Bachelor’s Essay of the Year and had his musical Oath picked up by the Piccolo Spoleto festival. He’ll be traveling Italy and taking the MCAT in preparation for medical school.

Laine Hester graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in her Arts Management and Theater majors. She interned with Army Wives while at CofC, won the Clarence Award, and traveled Europe. Next year she’ll work and apply for her MFA.

Ross Holbrook graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in Geology. He earned a second major in Environmental Science and minors in Archaeology, Spanish, and History. Ross studied abroad in Avkat, Turkey and Trujillo, Spain. He will be working before applying to graduate school.

Melissa Huber graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow, earning Departmental Honors in Classics. She also earned a degree in Mathematics. While at CofC Melissa was a ICE PA and an RA in the dorms. She studied abroad in Rome and will spend next year earning her Master’s at the University of Redding before attending Duke University for her PhD as a Pearson Scholar.

Lily Hunt graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow, earning Departmental Honors for the Arts Management department and a minor in Dance. She worked with Piccolo Spoleto, the Halsey Gallery, and with Residence Life and Housing at CofC. She will earn her Master’s in Arts and Cultural Management from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Casey Jenkins graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow in December of 2010, earning Departmental Honors in Anthropology with a minor in Archaeology. She conducted digs at Dixie Plantation in Charleston along with at sites in France and Virginia, and studied abroad in Scotland. Next year she’ll pursue a Master’s in Bioarchaeology.

Diana Johnson graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and minor and Spanish. She interned with Residence Life and Housing as well as at Charleston Place Hotel while in school, and studied in Trujillo. She is getting married then moving to Georgia to pursue a position in hospital administration or civil service.

Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude in December of 2010 with a degree in History and a minor in Russian Studies. She was a Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar and studied abroad in Russia. In December she was commissioned with the US Air Force and is in technical school in Texas.

Natascha Kastel graduated magna cum laude with degrees in International Business, Business Administration, and French, where she earned Departmental Honors. She was an Honors College employee for 3 years in school and active with the International Club. She plans to return home to Germany to work in international business or finance.

Allison Kendra graduated cum laude with degrees in Biochemistry and Studio Art and a minor in French. She is a certified yoga instructor and studied abroad in La Rochelle, France. After graduation she’ll be working for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and applying to graduate school.

Jessica Ledford graduated magna cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Communications department. She also earned a minor in Dance and interned with the Imagine Group. Next year she’ll participate in Teach for America in Houston, Texas.

Alexander Lewis graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s in English. He was active on the CofC club soccer team and plans to work in a hospital for a year before attending medical school.

Emily Lindberg graduated cum laude with degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Spanish. She interned with Merrill Lynch and worked at the Student Call Center on campus. She will work as a financial services coordinator after graduation.

Katherine Logan graduated cum laude with a degree in Exercise Science. She interned for both MUSC and a US Congressman while in school. She’ll be working at a dental office, taking the DAT, and applying to dental school.

Crystal MacLean graduated summa cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow. She earned Departmental Honors for her degree in Theater for Youth and earned a second degree in Business Administration. Crystal worked for New Student Programs while in school and will pursue her MAT in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston.

Sean McCants graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in the Theater for Youth major. He worked with the WINGS program throughout his time at CofC and will travel Greece before pursuing his MAT at Brenau University.

Sarah McIlwain graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Accounting. She was involved with Beta Alpha Psi in school and will pursue her Master’s in Accountancy at the University of South Carolina.

Andrew Meggs graduated cum laude with degrees in German and Political Science. He was involved with the German Club and Ultimate Frisbee Club, and studied abroad in Germany. He’ll be working for a few years before applying to graduate school.

Nicole Metcalf graduated cum laude with a degree in International Business and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She was a Global Scholar and studied in Guadalajara, Mexico. She will work for an international logistics company before pursuing graduate school.

Jeri Mintzer graduated with dual degrees in Urban Studies and Historic Preservation & Community Planning. She earned a minor in Political Science and was actively involved with the Student Alumni Association and Dash for Trash. She studied in Prague and will be an Outreach Fellow at Smart Growth America in Washington, D.C.

Lauren Moore graduated cum laude with degrees in Studio Art and Business Administration. She was a Youth Art Instructor at REDUX Contemporary Art Center and worked for the Halsey Institute for 4 years; she’ll be pursuing a MFA in sculpture at the University of Maryland.

Katelyn Ogburn graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biochemistry and a minor in Neuroscience. She participated in 2 alternative spring break trips to Kenya and Costa Rica and will be starting with AmeriCorp in the fall.

Benjamin Pantuck graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Business Administration and Economics with a concentration in Finance. He interned with Northrop Grumman and studied in Strasbourg. He will be working as a wealth management advisor.

Dil Patel graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biochemistry and a second major in Chemistry. He was involved with Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Dance Marathon; he will attend MUSC for medical school in the fall.

Rainey Patterson graduated cum laude with the designation of Outstanding Student and Departmental Honors in Chemistry.  She was active on the CofC Crew team and studied in Morocco. Rainey will pursue her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Florida in the fall.

Anne Pease graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science and minors in Spanish and History. She was the captain of the College of Charleston women’s soccer team. She will join the Peace Corp after graduation.

Christine Pekatos graduated magna cum laude with the designation of Outstanding Student and Departmental Honors in English. She also earned minors in Spanish and Studio Art, along with serving as an ICE Peer Advisor. She’ll be traveling Greece before working on her MAT in English at Georgia State University.

Alex Percival graduated magna cum laude with the designation of Outstanding Student and Departmental Honors in English, as well as a minor in Media Studies. She was a Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar and on the CofC Equestrian team. She will pursue her Master’s in Political Management at George Washington University.

Nevan Phillips graduated with a degree in Business Administration and minors in Entrepreneurship and Latin. He was a Schottland Scholar in the School of Business and will pursue his MBA through the College of Charleston.

Lauren Ramsey graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology and minor in Neuroscience. She was a Medical Delegate on the International Scholar Laureate Program to Australia and involved with Relay for Life. She will work and take the MCAT in preparation for medical school.

Giana Ravita graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She was active with CofC’s AED chapter and the Vet club. She will volunteer at a veterinary clinic and apply to Veterinary school over the next year.

Kristen Rayner graduated cum laude with degrees in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. She was a global scholar, president of CofC’s DECA team, and studied in Trujillo. She will be working at a hospital or in the food industry.

Laura Reece graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors for both her Arts Management and Art History degrees. She was also an Outstanding Student in the Arts Management program and involved with Dance Marathon and Leadership CofC. She will pursue a job fundraising for the arts.

Caroline Rieger graduated magna cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Communications department. She was a Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar and interned with MTV. She will pursue a medical degree at the Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

Samantha Sammis graduated cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Religious Studies department and earned a second major in Sociology. She interned at People Against Rape and studied abroad in India. She will participate in MATCH Corps in Boston, Massachusetts.

Stacey Sangtian graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biology and a minor in music. She was involved with the CofC orchestra and will spend the next year doing service work with her church.

Laken Shirey graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology and a second major in Psychology, where she earned Departmental Honors. She was an intern with the New Student Programs office at the College of Charleston and will get clinical experience this year while applying to graduate programs.

Andrea Smith graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biology and a minor in neuroscience. She was involved with the Honors Student Association and will be sailing to the Bahamas on a sailboat with her fiancé this year.

Justina Sparling graduated with a degree in Spanish and minors in Linguistics and Business Administration. She participated in the Honors Student Association and Alternative Spring Break through CofC; she also studied in Trujillo. She will work in Wyoming this summer and then pursue her TEFL certification in Mexico.

Sara Sprehn graduated summa cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow and was named an Outstanding Student in the Spanish department. She earned the Lowcountry chapter’s Phi Beta Kappa award and studied abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico. She will spend the next 2 years in Mexico on a Fulbright scholarship completing research on the intersection of traditional Mexican foods with the availability of packaged and convenience foods.

Elizabeth Stanton graduated magna cum laude as an Outstanding Student in Historic Preservation & Community Planning where she earned Departmental Honors. Elizabeth was involved with Habitat for Humanity, studied abroad in Italy, and will attend the University of Miami for her Master’s in Architecture.

Lauren Swing graduated with Departmental Honors in English and earned a second degree in Political Science. She interned with Hawkes Learning Systems and studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lauren plans to spend the next year reading for pleasure with her cat and applying to graduate school.

David Thieker graduated with Departmental Honors from the Biochemistry program. He was involved with AED on campus and studied abroad in Merida, Mexico. David plans to attend the University of Georgia to earn his PhD.

Carrie Umberger graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors for Biology and a minor in Spanish. She was a TA for Plant Taxonomy and will attend the University of Georgia to earn her Master’s in Fisheries Biology.

Alexander Verderber graduated magna cum laude with the designation of Outstanding Student and Departmental Honors in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. He conducted summer research at MUSC and will pursue his PhD in Biomedical Engineering through the joint program between UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University.

Claire Voegele graduated magna cum laude with a degree in International Business and minors in French and Economics. She was a global scholar and active in Delta Delta Delta sorority. Claire will intern with the SC Department of Commerce in Munich this summer then return to Charleston to work.

Leah Vogelpohl graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Art History and minor in Anthropology. She has interned at the Charleston Museum and Gibbes Museum and will be applying for graduate programs in art history or museum studies.

Anne Wallice graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors from the Political Science department and earned a second major in Spanish. She spent a semester in Washington, D.C. and studied abroad in Alicante, Spain. After graduation Anne will work in DC or New York while applying to graduate schools.

Frank Waters graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors from the Geology department and a minor in Mathematics. He earned a SC Space Consortium research grant and studied in Alaska for a summer. Frank will attend graduate school and intern next year.

Cody Weidenthaler graduated magna cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow. He earned both Departmental Honors and the Outstanding Student designation in his Psychology and Biology majors, and earned a minor in Neuroscience. Cody was an ICE Peer Advisor and will be a lab technician for a year before applying to graduate school.

Ana Weiland graduated with degrees in biochemistry and chemistry. She conducted research in the neuroscience department at MUSC and will attend the College of Pharmacy at MUSC in the fall.

Daniel Weissglass graduated summa cum laude as a William Aiken Fellow with Departmental Honors in both his Psychology and Philosophy majors. He earned a minor in Jewish Studies and was a PA for ICE while in school. Daniel will pursue his PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York.

Robert Williams graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in the Political Science department and a minor in Women & Gender Studies. He interned with the Human Rights campaign while studying in Washington, D.C. for a semester. Robert will be moving to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill.

Spencer Williams graduated cum laude with Departmental Honors in the Classics program. He spent a semester in Washington, D.C. and was involved with the Chrestomathy journal on campus. Spencer is moving to D.C. to work in Senator Lindsey Graham’s office.

Akal Zeleke graduated cum laude as an Outstanding Student in the Chemistry department. She was a RA on campus and volunteered for more than 200 hours at MUSC and Charleston’s Crisis Ministries. She will be working in a hospital in Ethiopia while applying to medical school.

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Class of 2012

Megan Elizabeth Alder graduated with a degree in Arts Management and was honored with the Hall of Leaders Award. While at the College of Charleston Megan was actively involved with the CofC Trippintones as well as a development intern at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She plans to continue her work with the CSO as a full time staff member.

Christian Robert Bailey graduated summa cum laude with degrees in International Business and Spanish. He was a William Aiken Fellow, a Schottland Scholar, and was named an Academic All-American in Men’s Cross Country. While at the College of Charleston he was a peer facilitator for Beyond George Street. After graduation Christian spent the summer interning in Germany. Chris is currently enrolled in the dual MES/MPA program at the Graduate School of the College of Charleston and works as a Graduate Assistant for the Honors College.

Jenna Barker graduated with a History degree. She was an Outstanding Student in the History department and she also earned departmental honors in History.  Jenna was an active volunteer for both crisis ministries and habitat for humanity. She plans to pursue a career in the non-profit sector and hopes to become involved in an organization that is actively involved in Africa.

 Rachel Kerns Barkley graduated with degrees in Historic Preservation/Community Planning and Classics. Rachel was a member of the Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honor Fraternity as well as the freshmen crew team. She was also active at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. After graduation Rachel will use her scholarship from Charlotte Latin School to travel throughout the United States.

Alexandra Chan Bing graduated with a degree in Anthropology.  She was a William Aiken Fellow and a member of the Anthropology Honors Society. Alexandra was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and involved in the Alliance for Planet Earth, Clean Eat, and Urban Agriculture clubs. After graduation, she will intern with the Office of Sustainability at the College then move to Australia.

Caitlin Emily Black graduated with a degree in Biology. Caitlin received the award of best presentation at the South Carolina Academy of Science conference in 2012. Also while at the College of Charleston she was involved in the Robert Ivey Ballet Company. After graduation Caitlin will spend the summer working as a research assistant at the Charleston Audon and then she will travel spend time traveling abroad.

Aaron Michael Blackshaw graduated with a degree in Biology. He received the Quattrochi Merit Scholarship while at the College and served as the president of Golden Key International Honor Society.  Aaron was also the captain of the flag football intramural team for three years and a participant in other intramural sports.  He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Charleston Miracle League, and Trash Day Pick-Up.  After graduation, we will attend medical school at MUSC.

Nicholas Ligon Boatwright graduated with a degree in Biology.  While attending the College, he was awarded student leadership awards, Senator of the Year by SGA, and the Rotary Ambassador Scholarship.  After graduation, he will work for Teach for America-Lowcountry of SC as an elementary school teacher.

Simone Bodmer-Turner graduated with an English degree.  She was a member of Sigma Tau Delta and Tru National English Honors Society. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy and spent her summer there interning for the chair of journalism, communications, and publishing at Palazzi. After graduation, she plans to work editorial jobs in Boston, DC, Denver, Santa Fe, and San Francisco.

Alexa Gabrielle Borghi graduated with degrees in International Business and French and Francophone.  She was a Jack Tate Scholar, and member of the French Honor Society Pi Delta Phi, Global Scholars, and the School of Business Dean’s Student Forum. After graduation, she is going to teach English in Nice, France through a program called Teaching Assistant Program in France.

Jillian Sue Brandl graduated with degrees in Historic Preservation/Community Planning and Art History with a minor in Japanese.  She was a member of CofC Crew and the treasurer of the Gay/Straight Alliance. She was also involved in We are Family and Girls Rock Camp.  She interned with the City of Charleston Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability department.

Clarissa Ann Briner graduated with degrees in Physics and Mathematics. During her time at the College, she was awarded the EWA Wojicicka Award for Excellence in Mathematics. She was involved in Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies, the Lutheran campus ministry, and the William Aiken Fellows Society. After graduation, she will attend the University of Colorado Boulder for the PhD program in physics.

Craig Allen Budde graduated with a degree in Music.  He was the campus president of Habitat for Humanity and worked with the Jazz Artists of Charleston.  After graduation, he will re-enroll as an artist certificate student in the music department to work on his portfolio.

Melanie Erin Carrier graduated with a degree in International Business. She was involved in Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, and was a Schottland Scholar.  She also served as the vice president of Charleston 40, Fundraising Chair Person of Student Alumni Associates, and participated in Dance Marathon. She was a volunteer with Charleston Promise Neighborhood and taught religious school.

Tori Simeone Cole graduated with a degree in Political Science.  During her time at CofC, she was a Global Scholar, published inMiscellany, and received a Fullbright nomination.  Tori served as Senior Editor of Miscellany Literary Magazine and studied abroad in Buenos Aires.  After graduation, she will attend law school at Lewis & Clark University.

Claire Joyce DeBuys graduated with a degree in Psychology.  She placed 2nd in the Psychology Academic Bowl, and was involved in Psi Chi and Golden Key honor societies.  She served as president of CSA, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Honors Ambassador, and a teaching mentorship with Honors 130.  In the community, she was active with the Blessed Sacrament Crossover middle school youth group, the Neighborhood House, and Daughters of St. Paul. After graduation, she will teach math through Teach for America in Jacksonville, FL.

Alexandra Marie DeLone graduated with a degree in Psychology.  She received faculty honors and was a Scholar at Sea through the College.  She was involved in Phi Eta Sigma, National Society for Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key Honor Society, and Psi Chi.  She was Volunteer Corp President and an Honors Ambassador and involved with Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, Psychology Club. After graduation, she will attend Wake Forest University for a MA in the clinical psychology program.

Jordan Elizabeth DeVies graduated with an Art History degree. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and served internships with Rebekah Jacob Gallery and Redux Contemporary Art Center. She studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

Elliot Dickerson graduated with a degree in International Studies.  He served as the president of ODK, treasurer and chief of staff for SGA, secretary for Americans for Informed Democracy, and community service chair for Phi Gamma Delta. He received a scholarship to study Chinese at Guizhou University in China and has moved to China since graduation. You can follow his blog athttp://charlestontochina.blogspot.com/.

Kathryn Clay Dunnan graduated with degrees in Art History and Communication.  She was a member of Chi Omega and involved with Maroon Mayhem.  She was active with Charleston Promise and worked as an intern at the Gibbes Museum of Art, a social media intern with Cougar Club, and a gallery assistant in NYC.  After graduation, she will work at a marketing agency in Charleston.

Christie Elyse Eichberg graduated with a degree in Psychology. During her time at the College of Charleston she travelled to Kenya with Project Harambee and worked with Carolina Coast Behavioral Services as a behavior analysis therapist. She will continue working with them after graduation and after a trip to India to study water quality.

Cassandra Hope Falk graduated with a degree in History. She was named a Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar for History and had her research seminar paper chosen for the History Department’s symposium.  Cassandra studied abroad  in Germany during the Spring of 2011.

Joshua Falter graduated with degrees in International Business and Mathematics. For his Independent Study and Bachelor’s Essay, Joshua focused on the statistics of professional football. After graduation, he plans to work full time for a real estate firm and secure funding for his own startup.

Jennifer Elizabeth Franklyn graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She volunteered as an Interpretive Services Volunteer at MUSC and also had the opportunity to study abroad in Santiago, Chile. After graduation, she plans to work as an Account Manager for CH Robinson Global Logistics in Charleston.

Lauren Elizabeth Fuess graduated with a degree in Marine Biology. She was a member of the Honor Board and was a William Aiken Fellow. After graduation, she plans to enroll in the PhD program at the University of Texas-Arlington for Biology.

Sarah Lauren Gantt graduated with degrees in International Business and German. She was a member of Delta Phi Alpha and the ECollective Student Project Committee. After graduation she will start with BMW’s Engineering and Operations Management Program in Greenville, SC.

Luca Gattoni-Celli graduated with a degree in Economics. He was a member of the College’s Honor Board and spent time interning with a political consultant. Upon graduation, he will move to DC to work.

Timnah Nicole Geller graduated with a degree in Historic Preservation/Community Planning. During her time at the College, she interned with Renew Urban and researched urban agriculture in Charleston. After graduation, she plans to volunteer with WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms in Italy.

Courtney Elizabeth Gerstenmaier graduated with a degree in Marine Biology. She has received a Presidential Summer Research Fellowship and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, and Golden Key Society. After graduation, she will return to the College of Charleston for a graduate degree in Marine Biology.

Lauren Elaine Ghelardini graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. During her time at the College of Charleston, she served on the Executive Board of the Student Alumni Associates and was involved in several other organizations on campus and in Charleston. After graduation, she will attend Columbia University in New York City to pursue a Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management.

Chiara Marie Guzzardo graduated with a degree in Psychology. She was a William Aiken Fellow and volunteered at the National Crime Victims Center at MUSC. After graduation, she will attend American University in Washington, D.C. to pursue a Master Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Shateara Le’tonya Marie Hall graduated with a degree in Middle Grades Education. She was a McNair Scholar and received the Student Activism and Leadership Achievement Award. Upon graduation, she will start clinical practice and apply to graduate schools.

Philip Justin Hendrix graduated with degrees in International Studies and Music. He was a William Aiken Fellow and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He has received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for post-graduate work and will be attending the University of Sussex to pursue an MA in Anthropology of Development.

Jessica Rose Hoffman graduated with degrees in Anthropology and Biology. She was a William Aiken Fellow and a member of the campus orchestra. After graduation she will attend graduate school.

Caroline Michelle Horres graduated with a degree in Political Science. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and received a Boren Scholarship which she used to study in Jordan during her time at the College. Upon graduation, she will attend graduate school at Johns Hopkins University

Mary Caroline Hoyle graduated with a degree in History. She was a William Aiken Fellow, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and participated in a Spring Break study abroad trip to England. After graduation, she plans to attend Western Michigan University to pursue an MA in Medieval Studies.

Hunter Justin Huff graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduation he plans to teach in an elementary school and work towards receiving his ministry license.

Sara Eichelberger Hutchinson graduated with a degree in Political Science. She has been honored as an outstanding student in Political Science and received the Best Paper Award at the William Moore Conference. After graduation, she will enter the Teach for America Corps in the Mississippi Delta where she will teach English.

Maria Leiden Jackson graduated with degrees in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. She was the President of Americans for Informed Democracy and sat on the board of Charleston County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council. After graduation, she plans to travel and volunteer in Latin America.

Jennifer Marie Joseph graduated with a degree in Middle Grades Education. She was an Honors Ambassador on campus and tutored in schools throughout Charleston County. After graduation, she plans to teach in a Charleston County Middle School.

Charlsey Jennings Kauffman graduated with a degree in Communication. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and interned at several locations throughout Charleston, including the BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival and the American Lung Association.

William Vincent Kippins graduated with a degree in International Business. He served on the board of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and studied abroad in Australia. After graduation he plans to move to DC to work.

Kelly Erin Knecht graduated with a degree in Psychology. She was a member of the American Psychological Association and the Golden Key Society.  Next year Kelly will be working with Philadelphia Teaching Fellows as an elementary level, special education teacher as she pursues her masters in Special Education.

Lauren Ann Lanzo graduated with a degree in Psychology. During her time at the College, she studied abroad in Paris, France and was an intern with Charleston County Schools. After graduation, she plans to apply to graduate schools for Industrial Psychology.

Alyssa Dorothea Leibman graduated with a degree in Political Science. She was awarded the 2012 Political Science Outstanding Student Award and received a position on the Dean’s Council. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina to pursue a Ph.D. in Political Science after graduation.

Jeffrey Collins Lucas graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He was a Schottland Scholar and a William Aiken Fellow. After graduation, he plans to work for Fipeo.com, a  video-based social networking company he started.

Nora Elizabeth Luce graduated with degrees in Hospitality/Tourism Management and Business Administration. She was nominated as a candidate for the Best Student of Business College Merit Award and was Captain and President of the Lacrosse Club. After graduation, she plans to travel through Europe.

Sarah-Kate Magee graduated with degrees in Economics and Arts Management. She was a Piccolo Spoleto Fellow, a member of Phi Eta Sigma, and a recipient of the Ted Stern Cup. After graduation she will work as a Marketing and Executive Assistant at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Clare Arlene McGorry graduated with a degree in Biology. She was a member and served on the board of the Chi Omega sorority and was also involved with Phi Eta Sigma and the Pre-Dental Club. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Trujillo, Spain. After graduation she will attend Dental School at Ohio State University.

Julia Kathryn McLaurin graduated with a degree in English. She served as a Public Relations Assistant at Sylvan Dell Publishing and was involved with the community organization Sidewalk Chalk. After graduation, she plans to take the LSAT and apply to law school.

Kristen Elyse McLinko graduated with degrees in Hosptiality/Tourism Management and Business Administration. She was an executive member in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and participated in several internships with companies in Charleston. After graduation, she plans to move to Charlotte to work.

Hannah Louise Miller graduated with a degree in Psychology. She was employed as a therapist/consultant for three years at two separate behavioral therapy companies while attending school. After graduation, she plans to obtain certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification board and begin writing behavior programs.

Cameron Elea Moon graduated with a degree in Historic Preservation/Community Planning. He was a recipient of the Alexander Sanders Scholarship and plans to stay in Charleston after graduation.

Chloe Seyborn Moore graduated with degrees in French and Francophone Studies and Art History. She was a member of the French Honor Society and served as decorator chair in the Theatre Department. After graduation, she plans to live and work in Charleston.

Brittany Rachel Morra graduated with degrees in Historic Preservation/Community Planning and Biology. She was a member of the Golden Key Society and the International Scholar Laureate Program with which she studied abroad in Australia. After graduation she plans to work.

Welsey Francis Murphy graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. He was co-captain of the club soccer team and volunteered at a local hospital. After graduation, he plans to work as a patient care technician while apply to medical school.

Isaiah Carl Nelson graduated with a degree in Political Science. He served as President of the Student Government Association and the Political Science Club. He has worked with the Riley for Mayor Campaign, the Charleston Waterkeeper, and has served as a White House Intern. After graduation, he plans to work for the Obama for America Campaign in Virginia.

Caroline Nance Newman graduated with a degree in Psychology. She was a William Aiken Fellow and a member of the Southern Conference Champion Women’s Tennis Team. After graduation, she plans to take a year to travel and decide on next steps.

Zachary Taylor O’Brien graduated with degrees in Spanish and International Studies. He served on the executive board of his fraternity and has interned with Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. After graduation he plans to move to New York.

Ewan Christopher Ogelthorpe graduated with a degree in Discovery Informatics. He was captain of the Club Lacrosse Team, a member of Phi Eta Sigma, and was an intern with the Office of Institutional Research. He also participated in Alternative Spring Break. After graduation, he is moving to San Francisco, CA to work for a data analysis company.

Meredith Jane Oliver graduated with a degree in Philosophy. While on campus, she was a Humanities and Social Science Scholar. After graduation she plans to find a job and spend her free time writing.

Andra Oprisan graduated with a degree in Biology. She was the President of Alpha Epsilon Delta and a member of the CofC EMS First Responder Group. After graduation, she plans to apply to graduate school and travel to Uganda, Rwanda, Haiti, and Nepal to do medical work and learn about medicine in developing countries.

Meagan Eileen Orton graduated with a degree in Psychology. She is a recipient of the Congresswoman Shirley Hinson Scholarship and the Gavalas-Kolanko Scholarship. She also served as a representative of the College of Charleston at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009 and was an executive member in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduation, she plans to complete the manuscript for her first book and research the methods of successful motivational speakers while staying involved in the Charleston community.

Vincent Joseph Palmieri graduated with a degree in Chemistry. He was a member of the Club Tennis Team, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Jewish Student Union.  In addition, he was a William Aiken Fellow and a participant in the Board of Trustees mentoring program. After graduation, he plans to conduct ovarian cancer research at the Women’s Cancer Research Center.

Andrew Jacob Parker graduated with a degree in International Business. He was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Golden Key Society, and the Club Tennis Team. After graduation he will attend the University of Georgia School of Law.

Guilherme Bastos Ferreira Porto graduated with a degree in Biology. He was a member of the Portuguese, Spanish, and Neuroscience Clubs. He also participated in volunteer programs at Roper St. Francis and MUSC hospitals. He will attend medical school at MUSC next year.

Robert Arthur Raidt III graduated with a degree in Physics. He was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma as well as the American Physical Society and the National Collegiate EMS Foundation. Robert plans to work as a tech at MUSC and apply to medical school.

Sydney Michelle Ramsey graduated with a degree in Biology. While at the College of Charleston she was awarded both the New Student Leader award and the Hall of Leaders Award. She was the vice president of Alpha Epsilon Delta and she was a member of the Volunteer Corps. After graduation Sydney plans to travel to Malaysia and apply to medical school.

Betsy Anne Rickett graduated with a degree in Biology. She was a member of Delta Gamma and she also volunteered with the Lutheran Hospice organization. Betsy plans to spend time gaining experience in the health care field while she applies to physician assistant programs.

Harry E. Rockower graduated with a degree in Chemistry and Religious Studies. While at the College of Charleston he was a Humanities and Social Sciences scholar and he was also presented with the Cistern Award for Leadership. Harry plans to pursue a position in a lab at MUSC or a position in the College’s Office of Admissions next year.

Hampton Long Rosenzweig graduated with a degree in International Business. He was a member of the Student Port Club and the Real Estate Club while at the College. He was also presented with the Order of the Phoenix Award. Hampton plans to participate in the leadership development program with Damco Distribution Services next year.

Emilie Ann Moore Rosset graduated with a degree in Biology. While at the College of Charleston she was a member of the club swim team and completed 3 summer internships with MUSC SURP. Emilie also studied abroad in Strasbourg through CofC. After graduation she will remain in Charleston to attend the DMD/PhD program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Allysan Paige Scatterday graduated with a degree in Biology. She was a member of the Charleston 40 and a William Aiken Fellow. She also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and with Operation Happy Feet. Allysan was awarded the Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship and she will be attending school in Paris to obtain her master’s in Public Health.

Jill Alison Schancupp graduated with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Jill was a member of Phi Eta Sigma as well as president of the Jewish Student Union. She also worked as a peer facilitator and a public relations intern at A Legendary Event. Jill plans to move to California next year.

Colleen K. Sheridan graduated with a degree in Biology. She was a member of the Biology club, the CofC Pre-Vet Society and was also a photography volunteer for the Colleton County Animal Shelter. Colleen will be attending the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine next year and plans to pursue a career as an Equine veterinarian.

Suzanne Michelle Sifri graduated with a degree in Biology. During college she was involved with the Biology Club and interned with the Office of Sustainability. She will spend the year after graduation traveling to India and volunteering on organic farms through WOOLF then will take the GRE and MCAT.

Kathryn E. Soltis graduated with a degree in Psychology. She was a member of Golden Key as well as vice president of Psi Chi. Kathryn was also an intern at the Crime Victims Center in the Institute of Psychiatry at MUSC. Next year she plans to work as a project coordinator at a university and apply to graduate programs.

Haley Alyse Specter graduated with a degree in Psychology. While at the College of Charleston she was a member of Psi Chi and Kappa Delta. She was also an intern at the Charleston School District Office of Assessment and Accountability. Next year Haley will be working as a research specialist with a team of Autism researchers in the pediatrics lab at MUSC.

Byron Stahl graduated with a degree in Economics. He was a member of the Finance Club, Student Government Association, Dean’s forum of the Business School as well as the Treasurer, Founding Father, and Vice President of Phi Gamma Delta. Byron will be working as a financial advisor and managing director at NY Life next year.

Jessica Elizabeth Steele graduated with a degree in Art History. During her time at the College of Charleston she was president of the Student Film Club and the Assistant Director of Charleston Film Festival. Jessica also worked as an intern at Park Circle Film society.

Gordon Case Stiglbauer graduated with a degree in Economics. He participated in the Washington semester program and gained experience in office management and budgeting.  Gordon gained the title of Highly Distinguished and “Distinguished” for his exceptional grades. He will be interning in Washington, DC and applying for a Fulbright Scholarship next year.

Jacquelyn Cheryl Swanner graduated with a degree in Communications. She was featured in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and she was also a Bishop Robert Smith Award nominee. Jacquelyn was also a CofC Cougarette. Next year she will be attending the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Katherine Allen Brett Thigpen graduated with a degree in History. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Volunteer Corps. Katherine was awards History departmental honors and the American Foundation of Women’s Clubs History Prize. Next year she will be working with Teach for America in Houston.

Christopher James Toussaint graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. He was a member of the men’s tennis team at the College of Charleston and he was gained the SOCON Athletic Honors Roll from 2008 until 2012. Christopher was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Board and gave tennis lessons in Charleston and Charlotte.

Rachel Eileen Vickery graduated with a degree in Biology. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma and she also participated in Dance Marathon and Cougarpalooza. Rachel was presented with the Award of Merit for Research as well as departmental honors. She will spend next year traveling abroad as an intern participating in Biology field research.

Tyler Blackburn Vines graduated with a degree in Physical Education. While at the College of Charleston he was a founding father for Phi Gamma Delta. He was also an active member of Campus Crusade for Christ, Dance Marathon participant, and Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Next year Tyler plans to work as an EMT while applying for medical school.

Janeen Marie Vosseller graduated with a degree in Accounting. She was the secretary for Beta Alpha Psi and the Vice President for Phi Sigma Pi. While at the College of Charleston she also involved in the Miracle League and a volunteer income tax assistant. Janeen will be working as a Senior Accounting Associate for Prudential in New Jersey while being a part time student working towards her MBA at Rutgers.

Fallon Shea Wagner graduated with degrees in Communication and Spanish. She was a Facilitator at Accepted Students Weekend and an Honors Ambassador. She was also a volunteer at the Charleston Library Society. Fallon will be teaching English in Costa Rica next year.

 Caroline Elizabeth Warren graduated with degrees in Biology and Physical Education. She was a member of the CofC Sailing team and she also volunteered at MUSC. Caroline is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and will be in san Jose, Costa Rica studying at the Univeridad : amtioamericana de Ciencia y Technologia next year.

Ariel Ivory Washington graduated with a degree in Psychology. Ariel was on the Dean’s list throughout her time at the College of Charleston. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and she was an intern at the National Crime Victims Center located at MUSC. Next year she will be attending the clinical-counseling program at the Citadel.

Deidra L. Weber graduated with a degree in Biology. She was a team leader for Dance Marathon and participated in Club Swimming as well as Campus Crusade for Christ. Deidra also volunteered at the MUSC Children’s Hospital and as an aid at the PACE summer camp for severely disabled children. Next year she will be working with Dr. Christi Kern as a research assistant in the MUSC Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Department lab. Deidra will also be applying to Doctor of Physical Education programs.

Paul Logan Wells graduated with a degree in English. He was a member of the English Club and Literati and he also volunteered at Crisis Ministries. Logan worked as an editor for Presoque while at the College of Charleston. He will spend the next year farming the South before starting work on his masters of Fine Arts.

Mary Kristin West graduated with a degree in Biology. While at the College of Charleston she was a cheerleader for two years and a coach at Lowcountry Elite All-Stars as well as Charleston Gymnastics. Next year Mary will be attending the Physical Therapy program at MUSC.

Daniel Laurence Winters graduated with a degree in Biology. He served on the Student Advisory Council to President Benson and he was presented with the Cistern Award. He was a member of the Senior Class Council, Spanish Club, and Biology Club. Daniel will spend the next year doing clinical work and applying to medical school.

Cathleen Austin Wise graduated with a degree in Physics. She was the Director and Chief of Training for the CofC EMS. She also interned in a research lab at Duke University during one summer. Cathleen plans to join the Navy next year and pursue a career as a Navy Nuclear Officer.

Bradley Michael Woods graduated with a degree in Computer Science. While at the College of Charleston he was an Orientation Intern and a member of Leadership CofC, Golden Key, Phi Eta Sigma, Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Bradley was also an Intramural Sports writer for the George Street Observer.

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