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2013 Kaitlin McNew is the Communications Coordinator for the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI), an industry driven, public- private partnership working to position construction as a career of choice. Prior to joining MCCEI, Kaitlin worked in marketing, communications, and social media/web design for a small nonprofit in Lancaster, Pa. 2014 Becky Rembold and Mark Mazur ’14 were married on April 29, 2017. The ceremony and reception were held at Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, Md. Jamie Schafer has accepted a new position as the Marketing and Operations Coordinator with Brand3 in Forest Hill, Md. She was previously the Director of Operations with the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. During the annual Mission: I’m Home alternate spring break trip to Louisiana in March, several alumni volunteered alongside current students and staff to help rebuild the homes of individuals and families affected by the Baton Rouge flooding in the fall of 2016. pitched her Portable Alternative Crib (P.A.C.) initiative to lower the occurrence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Baltimore. Her proposal was selected from among 10 ventures as the inaugural recipient of a $25,000 cohort prize that will support her vision moving forward. 2009 Alicia Bolden and Gordon “AJ” Jeffers ’08 ’10M were married on Nov. 5, 2016 in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, surrounded by a host of family and friends. Joe L. Brooks, Jr. ’09M married Nykia Jackson on April 2, 2016. The couple are parents to three children: Courtney, Zion, and Mackenzie. Cinematic Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree. In early April his thesis film, The Waste Land, won Best Student Film at the Maryland International Film Festival. 2012 Icel Cavis ’12M and Artem Kuznetsov were married on Jan. 25, 2017. Elizabeth “Quinn” Somerville placed second in the SU Lift-a-Thon held in March with a weight of 340 lbs. This event is sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Council at Stevenson each year to support the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Julia Tucker ’14 ’15M was selected to sing on the Original Broadway Cast Recording for “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812,” starring recording artist Josh Groban. She is working as a Digital Media Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic Media in Owings Mills, Md. Karen Ulmer ’14M was recognized in the May issue of Baltimore Magazine as one of the region’s top nurses for her extraordinary contribution to healthcare. She is an Otolaryngology Nurse Specialist at The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. All of the 50 winners of this honor were celebrated at a dinner and awards reception in April. Karen is a graduate of the SU online master’s program in nursing and writes that she delayed pursuing her degree until she found Stevenson’s program, which met both her professional growth needs while accommodating her obligations as a wife and mother. 2010 Amanda Garman was promoted to Senior Graphic Designer at Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency. She has worked at BHC as a graphic designer for six years. Amanda specializes in branding and identity design, print and web advertisements, annual reports, newsletters, and special event materials. She is a member of AIGA, the professional association for design. 2011 Brian Brooks II graduated in May from the University of Southern California’s School of 22 | VENTURES/SUMMER 2017 Women’s soccer alumnae competed against the current Mustangs in the annual Soccer Alumni Game and Reunion on April 2 in Mustang Stadium. The alumnae pulled away with a 3-0 victory and earned bragging rights until the teams face off again in 2018.