Hi Class of 2002 and welcome to the year of our 10th Reunion (May 18-20)! I cannot believe it has been that long…We hope everyone will come and enjoy catching up! Check out the class of 2002 facebook page for updates and remember to send in your scrapbook stuff to Lori. If you need the forms, email me and I can send them to you! Please also remember to update us when you change your email address so you don’t get forgotten!
Shelly Kellogg and her husband welcomed their first child, Evan Christopher on 12/22/11; he was 8lbs, 1oz.
Jamie Henna is pleased to now be living and working in the LA area. Last year, she started a job as a motion graphics artist and set up a shop called “Snow’s 13” on cafepress.com. She created Joanna Mullen’s Paperhaberdasher.com website. Jamie also adopted a dog, Perla, who is a character!
Lindsey Sullivan is the mother to a perfect son, Easton Keller (18 mos.) who amazes her everyday. Lindsey and her husband are truly blessed. She continues to work as an Equity Stage manager in Denver, Colo. In Sept. they moved into a new house in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and they love suburban living. Lindsey hopes all of her SBC ladies are doing what they love and remembering the little moments with them makes her smile. She appreciates those wonderful years!
In August, Nicole McDaniel-Carter Stamant moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and started a new job at Agnes Scott College as an assistant professor of English, which she absolutely loves! She says it’s been fun to be back at a women’s college and is often reminded of her own undergraduate experience. Nicole also got married on NYE 2011 to James Stamant in Austin, Texas. They had a tiny, but intimate ceremony at the Zilker Botanical Gardens, and then spent their honeymoon week in New Orleans, La., before starting the spring semester. She’s looking forward Reunion.
Ashley Trantham lives in Raleigh, N.C. and works for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing as the N.C. coordinator for a nursing research project. She’s still having fun with her puppy dog.
Meg Anderson Richburg is still living in Arlington, Va., and teaching at a high school in Fairfax Co. Her son Aaron (2) is the love of her life! And of course her husband is too! All is well with them.
Donyele Wilkerson is still working for the Dept. of Defense as an instructional systems designer. She can be seen in the National Geographic “Inside the NSA” special (not a speaking part though). She plays indoor soccer and hangs out with her Earls (her 2 yr old and her husband). Donyele is looking forward to the Reunion!
Emily Johnston is still living in London, England, and writing her successful fashion blog, Fashion Foie Gras. She was chosen by Coach to design a bag especially for a blogger, which they successfully sold out of in 24hrs! She also collaborated with an artist that was sponsored by Peroni beer. Emily loves all the fun parties involved with London Fashion Week.
Maria Thacker Goethe married Patrick James Goethe of Savannah, Ga., on 11/6/11 in Old San Juan, P.R. Bridesmaids included Kelly Monical Goossens, Lori Smith Nilan, Denise McDonald Gentry, Brook Tucker Buck, Sonya Truman, and Ashley Johnson McGee ’03. Maria was promoted to director of operations for Georgia Bio, the nonprofit life sciences trade associate for Ga. Patrick is a Senior Audit Manager for Deloitte. The couple resides in Atlanta with their dog Cutter.
Corinne Wieland Zeruto and husband are expecting a baby girl in Feb. and they’re very excited.
Christi Rose Hart and her family are still living in Richmond, Va. She’s still practicing law and stays busy with work and her 2 girls. Youngest, Kinsley, turned 1 in December, and her oldest, Kendall, will be 5 in March! They’re looking forward to attending Reunion in May!
Melissa Rudder is living with her fiancé Jon Garber of Brooklyn, N.Y. They welcomed son Shaine Davis on 1/13/12. She’ll be returning to her job in Manhattan as director of catering for Financier Patisserie in late April. That about covers the past 5 yrs, and she’s looking forward to catching up at the reunion too!
Misa Sarmento got engaged on 2/16/12 to Rob Francis (University of MD ’01)! She’s working as a physician’s assistant at Chesapeake Urology Associates and Rob works at Accuvant, an information security company. Misa has traveled to some fabulous places in 2011 including Australia and the Himalayas. Misa is excited, and they are planning for fall ’12 wedding.
Denise McDonald Gentry and her husband Temple (HSC ’03) welcomed Graham McDonald on 4/20/11 at 11:33 p.m. and he was 8lbs, 2oz and 20.5”. The 3 of them attended Maria Goethe’s wedding in Puerto Rico and Graham had his first ocean swim!
Kelly Monical Goossens married Dustin Goossens in Atlanta, Georgia, in June and had a family wedding/honeymoon trip to St. Lucia to make it official. Dustin’s band, Six to the Wheels, has a new album out with the help of Kelly’s company, Four Records Music. If you’re in the Atlanta area, you should check them out, they’re great!
Lori Nilan is happy now that she has gotten back into running after a brief hiatus. She and Brook Buck took a road trip from N.C. to Fla. to celebrate Maria Goethe’s upcoming nuptials. On the way down they stopped in St. Augustine, Fla., and went on many outlet mall tours as well as a great ghost tour; had fun at Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Universal Studios with Maria Thacker Goethe and Kelly Monical Goossens; and stopped on the way home in Savannah, Georgia. She and husband Andrew (HSC ’01) had a great time in San Juan, P.R., for Maria Goethe’s wedding in Nov. In March she’ll be doing a 10-mile run with her sister-in-law Erin. She’s excited about reunion and can’t wait. Lastly, I also had a great time on our road trip to Fla. and loved the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios! We even had butter beer! Puerto Rico was great and glad to mark that off the list of places I wanted to go! Nursing is going well and our floor continues to stay busy, as people will always do stupid things to get injured. Trey was promoted to assistant vice president in Bank of America’s international corporate tax dept. only after being there less than a year! I’m looking forward to the Reunion! Hope y’all are there and remember to donate!
(Lori Smith Nilan, Lori.email@example.com; Margaret Brooks Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org)