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Class Notes

1940s

Albert G. Schultz, Bliss ’46, recently checked in. He writes: “I graduated from Bliss Electrical School in May 1946. I worked for New England Telephone Co. and Verizon from June 1946 until my retirement in May 1987. I was a switch man on No. 5 X-Bar telephone equipment in the Keene-Manchester area. In 1961 and 1962, I was assigned to work on the Alaska DEW (during the Cold War with Russia) in the Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula area.” Mr. Schultz turned 94 in July.
 

1970s

Leslie “Les” Hatley ’73 released his second solo CD, Surge, last year. He is active in the Songwriters Association of Washington, the Washington Area Music Association, and the DC Blues Society.
Les Hatley 

Carol Presley ’73 is government relations manager for Acadia Insurance Company.

Karla Berg Walker ’74, a retired Montgomery County Public Schools reading specialist, endowed a Montgomery College Foundation scholarship in support of a new MC initiative, Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES). A collaboration of the College, MCPS, and the Universities at Shady Grove, ACES launched this fall in 10 county high schools. It provides supportive coaching and individualized services for high school students to ensure successful transition, enrollment, and college completion.
Karla Berg Walker

Susan Dawn Carson ’76 finished a concert/one-women show this spring at the Millibo Art Theatre, called Comin’ Home. She is co-directing their new season’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird.

April Chadderdon ’79 produced several episodes of Sesame Street and has won multiple Emmy and PGA awards. 
 

1980s

Tori Amos ’83 released her latest album, Gold Dust, last year. The album hit the Billboard charts, and the hit single “Flavor” peaked at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
 

1990s

Dr. Usa Bunnag ’90 celebrated the 10th anniversary of Smiles on Wings this fall. The Rockville-based medical and dental service organization she founded continues to treat patients, and promote health and education in Thailand.
Usa Bunnag

 

 

 Michelle Whitlock ’99 is a retail executive and advocate for women’s cervical health and fertility options, as well as a national motivational speaker and author. Her work has been featured in MAMM, Coping, Cure, and Redbook. Last year she won a Reader’s Favorite gold medal for nonfiction memoir, and she was a finalist in the women’s health category of the USA Best Book Awards.

 

2000s

Daphnee Cherubin ’03, former Women’s Studies Club president at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, was named president of Retouch International Ministries, based in Orlando, Fla. She oversees a four-year program for women and children, including assistance with housing and job training. She earned a BA in religious studies (Andrews University) and an MA in mental health counseling (Webster University); she is pursuing an MBA in public/nonprofit organization.
 

Daniel Bangura ’04, featured in Insights spring 2013, earned his Maryland heating, ventilation, and air conditioning master’s license. He currently works at Montgomery College.
Daniel Bangura


Hayoon Jay Lee ’07
, performance artist and sculptor, was named visiting international artist at the Kwangju Museum of Art in South Korea in spring 2012. Lee, who lives and works in New York City, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She earned a BFA and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.


Yolanda Lindo RN ’07
was featured in Washington Adventist Hospital’s newsletter, The Prism, for using her talent in dance to raise funds for a local nursing scholarship.

 

2010s

Chris Dunckel ’11 returned to the University of Miami, where he walked on to the Hurricanes’ football team for the 2011 season. The 6' 3" defensive lineman previously set a school swimming record at St. John’s College High School in Washington for the 100-yard breaststroke.

Jenny Eyer ’11 was a venue technician at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Scotland) in August. She also worked as a stage manager this fall at the English Theatre Berlin.
 

Gianfranco J. Villar ’13, surgical technology program graduate and pinning ceremony speaker last May, was accepted into the University of Maryland School of Nursing for the RN to BSN program. He has worked at Suburban Hospital in the operating room as a certified surgical technologist, and as an RN.


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