Student, Alumnae and Faculty News


Tiffanie Brown ’15 spent part of the winter interning at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Woodbridge, Va.

Rebecca Mill ’15, Mariah Miller ’16, Jesse Schaaf ’15, Taneal Williams ’16 and Suri Xia ’16, as well as Dr. Kuhar, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., to participate in Americans for the Arts Arts Advocacy Day and Summit, March 20-24.

Lauren Passaretti ’18, Jesse Schaaf ’15, Taneal Williams ’16 and Charlotte von Claparede-Crola ’16 are part of SBC Theatre's spring production of Moliere's The Learned Ladies, Feb. 26-March 1.

Lindsay Profenno ’15 is currently interning with the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society.

Jesse Schaaf ’15 has been appointed volunteer coordinator for the 2015 Kansas City Fringe Festival in Kansas City, Mo. Last summer, she was an administrative intern with the organization.

Suri Xia ’15 has received internship offers at JasperParrot in Europe and Lincoln Center in New York City.



Leslie Andrade ’14 recently received the Leigh Woolverton Prize for Excellence in Visual Arts.

Isabello Formento ’12 was recently appointmed Development Editor at Springer Science and Business Media in Midland, Texas. Previously she was a development associate at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.

Victoria Bradley Gentry ’12 is attending Belmont University School of Law and accepted a law clerk position at the Southern Migrant Legal Services in Nashville, Tenn.

Kate Gorman McClung ’11 is assistant director of annual giving at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Previously, she worked in annual giving at Sweet Briar College.

Katie Jo Hamre ’12 has been appointed account management specialist for The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked in annual giving at Sweet Briar College, and in marketing and ticketing for Endstation Theatre Company.

Molly Harper ’13 is currently pursuing an MLitt/M.F.A. in Shakespeare and performance at Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Va.

Rachel Kaniss ’12 is currently employed as catering coordinator for the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va.

Martha Schley (Kemp) Smith ’12 was recently appointed sales and events manager at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Va.

Molly Marks ’12 completed a master of accounting (MAcc) from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., last May and is an associate accountant position at Johnson, Burgess, Mizelle, and Straubb LLP in Kitty Hawk, N.C. She also has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Dare County Arts Council.

Marie-Elise McGonigle ’13 is working at the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., as a stamp development specialist.

Chastity (Clarke) Miller ’04 recently accepted a position as associate engagement coordinator at the Carmax Foundation in Richmond, Va.

Anna Roach ’13 is pursuing an M.A. in art therapy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, on a scholarship.

Ashley Rust ’13 is pursuing an M.A. in public history at Arizona State University. Previously, she worked at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Va.

Jordanne Ryan ’12 has been named assistant to the director/event and marketing coordinator at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Jacksonville, Fla.

Vera Schooler ’12 is currently a consultant with Intuit in Fredericksburg, Va.

Sarah Strapp ’10 recently accepted a position as coordinator of membership and the Annual Fund at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Ky.

Sloane Victor ’14 has accepted a position with the Erie Historical Society in Erie, Pa., working in event planning and donor relations.

Katy Zimmerhanzel ’14 was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Kathryn Haw Prize in Art History while at SBC. She is currently interning in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Ursula Kuhar will be performing The Seventh Seal by Dr. Josh Harris (SBC Department of Music) at SEAMUS 2015 (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) at Virginia Tech in March, and in Baroque and Beyond with Opera on the James in May.