2010

There have been a lot of changes over the past couple months for the class of 2010. Madeline Davis got engaged on 2/6 to Brandon Brewer, and they’re planning their wedding for Oct. Melissa Ramos moved to Charlotte, N.C., and is working for WorldOne Research. She says, “I love living in the Queen City, and I really enjoy my new job!” Temma Clark-Braverman also moved. She’s now working for CH2M Hill, in Northern Va., as a project controls specialist. Andria Pasquel has a new job as an enrollment consultant at K12, an education company in Herndon, Va.

Lisa Weisbrich works at Aetna as a new business underwriting analyst for the Northeast region. She’s working in the corporate headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Jennifer Lundy is working for Congressman Issa on Capitol Hill, and is a new member of the Junior League of Wash. Emma Parker works for the Earthquake Commission in Wellington, New Zealand. In Jan., Janika Carey started work at Media, Marketing and Communications at SBC as a staff writer/marketing specialist.

Celeste Rustom is a Second Lieutenant in the Army and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. until March. Celeste met with Rachael Vaughan for New Years, and they had a lot of fun together in Fernandina Beach. Rachael still works for Outward Bound. She says, “I have the amazing opportunity to work with at-risk youth and juvenile delinquents. I take them out on a river for 20 days teaching them anger management, decision making skills, leadership, and responsibility. Rachael gets to play on rivers in both Ala. and Fla.

Sarah Fishback is a member of the 2011/13 class of the Darley Flying Start program. This program is a 2-year management trainee program focused on the thoroughbred industry. Sarah is based in Lexington, Ky., and has already completed stints in Ireland and England. After Ky., she’ll be going to Australia and Dubai before graduating next July in Ireland. Sarah says, “I’m loving the course and all that is involved with it, especially being able to work with many of the world leaders in the industry.” In July, Ashley Carroll will be traveling to Athens, Greece. She also attended a couple mini-reunions one this past summer with Amanda McKenzi ’10 and one in Dec. with Liz Masonis ’11 and Laura Schein ’11, recent graduates.

Britt Schneider is finishing up her first year at Cumberland School of Law, at Samford U. in Birmingham, Ala. She says she is just trying to stay balanced while enduring the first year pains of law school! Jessica Pilgrim knows exactly what Britt is talking about since she is in her 2nd year of law school. Last semester she made the Moot Court Board, and honor society at her school. She also placed in the top 8 in the Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush Appellate Advocacy Competition. In March, Jessica went to New Orleans to compete in the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition.

Sarah Packard: I’m teaching English in Jinhae, South Korea. I work at a private school and love my job. South Korea is a beautiful country! I plan to either renew my contract here, or travel to other Asian cultures teaching English, as well as to visit during vacations. After I’ve finished in Asia, I plan to continue on traveling the world teaching.

Allison Garrison and Alaina McKee are in their final semesters at UNC at Greensboro. Allie will graduate in May with her M.A. in Spanish and will be getting married on 6/2/12. Currently she’s a teaching assistant for a Spanish 101 course at UNC at Greensboro and a Spanish Teacher for Lango Kids, Inc. Alaina will graduate in May as well with her M.A. in history and a concentration in museum studies.

(Alaina Cavelier McKee, acmckee@uncg.edu)