In Sept. 2012, Catherine Gumpman got engaged to Second Lieutenant Logan Springer (Liberty ’12). They plan to get married at SBC in 8/2013. Devra Schachter will be a bridesmaid. After the wedding, they’ll move to Fort Campbell, KY, where Logan will be stationed for the Army. Amelie Drake and Tristan Smucker have bought their first house in Williamsburg, VA. Congratulations to Madeline Brewer on her marriage to Brandon Brewer. They were married on 10/6/12 and live in Norfolk, VA. Celeste Rustom got engaged last Aug. and was promoted to 1LT. She will be on active duty in Afghanistan till fall. She wants to let everybody know that, “any packages full of baked goods would be greatly appreciated by both myself and my guys.” You can send Celeste a package at: Winslow, Celeste, TF Pacemaker, 585th EN CO 864th EN BN, FOB Sharana, APO AP, 09311.
Many of our classmates have started new jobs, received promotions and continue work on graduate degrees. Petra Weisbrich joined the Air Force in 10/2011. She’s training to be a medic. Caitlin Nealon has received her M.S. in biotechnology from Georgetown and is working on her Ph.D. in biomedical science at Penn State. Caitlin was also able to have a mini-reunion with Emma Parker in New Zealand last July. Melissa Ramos was accepted into UNC-Charlotte where she is pursuing her master’s in teaching in TESL. She’s also working at David Weekley Homes, which she loves! Melissa traveled to Uruguay in Dec. for a wedding. Sara Strapp has left the Speed Art Museum and has become the membership and annual fund coordinator for The Filson Historical Society. Marry Massie was promoted to program and event coordinator at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, a historical nonprofit in Forest, VA. She is responsible for all public and private events on the property. Katie Taylor is now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In Jan., Isabel Patterson started as the executive assistant at WeddingWire, a tech company in DC.