|• Fall 2002||Magazine Archive & Search • Muhlenberg Home|
| ’99 | Kristen Kedes received her master’s degree in counseling from Seton Hall University in 2001. She is currently employed as a therapist working with foster care children and teenagers at Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus, N.J. Kristen lives in Ridgefield, N.J. Lisa Luciano writes in with the following news: She and husband Mike Luciano III celebrated their six-year wedding anniversary in August. Their son Michael Luciano IV was born on June 10, 2001. And, Lisa, who is a store manager for Blockbuster, celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Blockbuster in June. Zachary R. Mannheimer sends the following update on behalf of several enterprising alums. “I am writing on behalf of The Subjective Theatre Company in New York City, a company founded by Muhlenberg alumni. I am artistic director and founder of the company. Anthony Grinage ’00 is the managing director. Muhlenberg members of the company include: Chrissy Benner ’00, Aileen Chumard ’01, Joshua Hinden ’00, Beret Kirkeby ’00, Dylan Lane, JoEllen Notte ’01, Ruben Ortiz ’00, Rachel Shapiro ’01, Jeffrey Simno ’01, Demos Tsilikoudis ’98 and Kelly Vivian ’00. Our company was formed this January and we opened our first season with John Osborne’s ‘Look Back in Anger’ in June. The Subjective Theatre Company seeks to create a symbiotic relationship between itself and the communities of New York City. Through mutual support of our communities and the arts, it is our mission to establish a tradition of free theater of the highest quality. All of our shows and festivals are free of charge.” Dia Mattheos happily announces her engagement to Michael Monroe. The couple is planning a March 1, 2003, wedding. Dia is a third-year law student at Rutgers University. Tracey M. McGee recently began working as an attending physician’s assistant in the Emergency Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tracey is NCCPA-certified, licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and a member of the Society of Emergency Medicine PA’s. Tracey writes, “I am interested in helping any students or alums who are interested in the PA profession. Please contact me.”
| ’00 | Beth Danton, Darren Melchiorre and Jennifer Volk are working to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of Elizabeth Carlson. The dance scholarship, which will be in Liz's name, will be awarded to an incoming freshman. Marc Douek graduated from the University of Delaware in July 2002 with a master’s in physical therapy. He has relocated to Owings Mills, Md., and taken a job as a physical therapist with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore. His job entails treating patients who have undergone total brain injuries, joint replacements, strokes and shock trauma injuries. In May, Emily Gerrett graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a master’s degree in education. Emily relocated to Baltimore, Md., to work for Loyola College as an assistant director for student life. She also plans to pursue her doctorate in education. Wedding bells are ringing for Eric Gibson, who got married on July 12 to Kelly Corvino. Ben Lewis was a member of the wedding party. Other Muhlenberg grads in attendance include: Kevin Twomey ’98, Ben Wingard, Chris Foulds, Matt Pompile, Elizabeth Pomento, Kim Pranschke, Jeneane Jacobson, John Becker, Adam Weil ’01, Robert Pomento ’02 and Merry Rose ’02. Eric and Kelly make their home in Wallingford, Pa. Eric works as an editor/production coordinator for SPVN Communications in Havertown, Pa. Dawn Hanson reports that she is living and working in the Philadelphia area, surrounded by several fellow alumni. Dawn is working as an admissions/marketing director for Kearlsey Retirement Community, the oldest retirement community in the United States, where she is responsible for marketing the organization to Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Dawn also coordinates admissions to the facility’s long-term care unit. She recently became involved in helping to develop an alumni organization to keep all alums in the Philadelphia area connected. Heidi Herder recently became engaged to Matteo Ricci, originally of Rome, Italy, while on vacation in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. The couple just purchased their first home in Germantown, Md. Heidi is currently employed as a teacher at Academy Child Development Center in Potomac, Md. An August 2003 wedding is planned. (Sarah) Ashley Kistler is currently pursuing a doctorate in anthropology with a focus in Maya linguistics at Florida State University, where she is also a teaching assistant. She resides in Tallahassee, Fla. In August 2002, Carly Mendelssohn accepted a new position in the curatorial department of design at the Hirshhorn Museum of Art. The Hirshhorn Museum is the national modern art museum affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Mariah J. Minges recently finished a fellowship with The Steppingstone Scholars Program, a nonprofit academic preparation and placement organization for Philadelphia public school children. In September, she will begin teaching American literature to 10th graders at Pennridge High School in Bucks County. Mariah lives in Warrington, Pa.
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