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ATTENTION ALUMNI: FIRST DESTINATION SURVEY
Kristen Cicak is teaching Social Studies at Trinity High School in Garfield Heights, Ohio.
Lizabeth Disiena has been accepted to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.
Rachel Dukles served an internship with the Brunswick branch of the Medina Public Library during Spring Semester 2012.
Alyssa Purvis was honored at the White Rose Ceremony which took place on May 6.
Maureen Wallace is a Field Organizer for the Obama campaign in Cleveland during the current election.
Kevin Gall is beginning his first year at the Capital University School of Law.
Nicholas Mays is in his first year of the Master’s Program in History at Kent State University with an Assistantship.
Eric Hinkle is in his first year at Cleveland State University in the Adult Learning and Development Graduate Program. He has an Assistantship in Cleveland State's College of Business.
Courtney Arena is employed by the law firm of Benesch Friedlander Coplan and Aronoff.
Lacey Adkins Filkins is an Admission Counselor for the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Colleen Benoit is an archivist with a historical research firm "History Associates". During her first year on the job, she will reside in the Miami, Florida area, processing the records of the Everglades. Colleen received her MA in Public History at Kent State University in May 2011.
Andrew Brown is tutoring students for AmeriCorps.
Robert Chiuchiarelli entered Norwich University’s Military History Graduate Program.
Sean Forester volunteered in Spain and Portugal through a program called World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) and worked on a farm/bed and breakfast acting as both a laborer and assistant guide for adventure sports such as climbing, trekking, kayaking, and surfing. He then took off overland to Western Africa and traveled through Morocco, the Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Senegal. Sean currently lives and works in Denver, CO as a temp for various state agencies.
Amber Greene moved to Buenos Aires in August and plans on being here until the spring (April or May 2011). She is working as an English teacher, teaching some private individual lessons and working at a language institute called Buenos Aires Centre. She teaches all age levels (5-65) and all language levels (basic-advanced). While she is there she is also traveling to Iguazu Falls, Uruguay, Patagonia and possibly Machu Picchu. She is also taking Spanish classes.
Brandon Mathias has a graduate assistantship at the University of Akron in the Economics Program.
Margaret Mondello is in her first year of the graduate program in history at Cleveland State University.
Marcia Nessle is working as a CTE Retention Specialist for Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana.
David Perzel is pursuing his Master's degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University.
Vincent Sette is pursuing his Master's degree in education technology at Notre Dame College. He is a graduate assistant for the football team.
Daniel Tylicki is beginning studies for his MA in Public Administration at Cleveland State University.
Paul Wojdacz is at Eastern Michigan University pursuing a Master's degree in student affairs.
Broc Dial is teaching 9th and 10th grade history at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio.
Tim Kovach is attending American University for his MA in Global Environmental Policy.
Kevin Radigan is a Global Issues and Sociology Teacher at Midview High School as well as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach for North Royalton High School. In addition, he does part-time records, restoration, and burial work at Bet Olam Cemetery. Kevin is also in the School Leadership Graduate Program at BW.
Samuel Stone is a Legal Intern for The Hon. Reggie B. Walton at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Donna Tressler has been accepted into Kent State University's Library and Information Serevice program.
Hilary Gianantonio is a High School Representative at EDMC (Education Management Corporation) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Tina Boyle is currently working for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Michael Columbro presented a paper on the Berea quarries and the Whitney family at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Kent State University.
Jeremy Feador received his M.A. in History at Wright State with a specialization in public history (museum/archival administration). He was awarded a Graduate Student Excellence Award for Outstanding Public History Student at Wright State.
Jennifer Forcier is attending Cleveland State University on an assistantship for her M.A. in Public Administration.
Holly Gaidelis has a temporary position at the Board of Elections in the ballot department and has been accepted into the Master's program at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.
Anne Godec has been accepted to Kent State University's graduate program and will start classes in May for a Master's degree in library science.
Miles Kane and his wife, Linda Brooks Kane '95, celebrate the birth of a daughter.
Dan Maxymiv is attending Alchimia, a private school of contemporary jewelry and design in Florence, Italy. In March 2009, he had two earrings on display in a gallery in Leipzig, Germany.
Kirsten Paine has started the PhD program in English at the University of Pittsburgh.
Brian Schmit is attending Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.
Amanda Sideris is attending John Carroll University on an assistantship for her M.A. in History.
Jason White worked as an intern in the Human Resources Office of the Cleveland Indians.
Seth Whiting is attending grad school at Walsh University, pursuing an M.A. in Education and coaching football.
Gary Wilson is in his first year at Kent State University pursuing an M.A. in Library and Information Science.
Ryan Angney married Molly Gabriel ’11 on July 27, 2012.
Mark Belkofer spent his first year teaching World Studies, Psychology and Sociology at Lakota High School in Toledo and coached the boys JV basketball team who finished the season with a 10-10 record. He is now teaching 8th grade history in Brunswick and is coaching basketball and football.
Jason Dewald, Mansfield, was recently commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corp.
Phil Kerlin is teaching 11th grade Government, 11th grade Economics, and 10th grade U.S . History at North Ridgeville High School. In addition, he is coaching 7th grade football. In 2009, he will take a busload of 30-40 students to Washington, D.C., to attend the presidential inauguration.
Arthur Kinney is in his first semester at Cleveland State University and is pursuing a Master's degree in history. Arthur is a graduate assistant and is doing research on the history of University Circle.
Corey Kregenow is working at the William G. Mather Museum.
Brian Lynch is in his last year of law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He also accepted a commission as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army JAG Corp.
Ashley McMillin is attending Kent State University for a Master's of History degree.
Andrew Szilagyi is attending Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
David Vale is attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, pursuing a Master's degree for Student Affairs in Higher Education. He has a full assistantship and is a hall director.
Chris Ventura, Arlington, VA, is an annual giving specialist at American University in Washington, D.C. He was named one of five Outstanding Seniors at Honors Day last spring.
Mary Assad, Parma, is the Assistant Editor of the Summit Women's Journal, based in Broadview Heights (since June 2006) and Art Director (since December 2005). Mary authored a pictorial history of Baldwin Wallace from its early days to the present, entitled Baldwin Wallace University, which was published in 2007 by Arcadia Publishing, the nation's leading publisher of local histories. The book is comprised of a total of 128 pages of pictures and extensive captions, detailing the history of BW across a broad range of topics, such as its founders, key leaders, student life, sports, etc. Mary received a Master of Arts degree in English from Case Western Reserve University in May, 2009.
Michael Decker is attending the Asian Studies program at the University of Michigan.
Adam Eltrich, Columbus, works for the Ohio Department of Commerce in the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing as the superintendent's assistant.
Whitney Grande has entered the Master's program in history at Kansas State University.
Ed Roloff returned from his deployment to Iraq in March 2007 and took a new job with General Electric. He retired from the U. S. Army Reserve on November 11, 2007.
Ashley Sable, Solon, is a program manager for Sylvan Learning Center.
Kira Thurman is in the doctoral program at the University of Rochester. Her paper on “Black Venus, White Bayreuth: Race, Sexuality, and the De-Politicization of Wagner in Post-War West Germany won the GSA (German Studies Association) student paper prize. The paper will be published in a future issue of the German Studies Review.
Nick Hanna, Lakewood, is a law student at Cleveland State University.
Steven Genther and Amanda Cermak (06), Olmsted Falls, were married August 5, 2006. The wedding party included Heather Wagner '04.
Andrew Russell, Indianapolis, IN, is a social studies teacher and the assistant football and baseball coach for Mill Creek Community School Corporation.
Stephanie Zych Senko, completed the Option 3 Master's of Education program at Baldwin Wallace in spring, 2010. She is currently employed at Wellington High School in Ohio as their intervention specialist.
Nikki Wendling, Medina, married Nick Greco on July 14, 2007.
Christen Whitehouse is assistant manager of the American Apparel store in the Coventry area of Cleveland Hts.
Bill Wurl, Lakewood, is employed by Giant Eagle in Rocky River, OH. .
Ned and Nikki Lauver (BW '04, '09) welcomed Julian William Lauver who was born at 5:12 p.m. on March 27th, 2012. He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long at birth.
Matthew Daly, Raleigh, N.C., graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 10, 2009.
Lisa Heilmeier is teaching at Stow-Munroe Falls (OH) High School as a history teacher.
Katie Lange married Kevin Sears on November 15, 2008. The wedding took place on the Byesville Scenic Railway in Byesville, OH. This was the first wedding to take place on that train, and Katie wore her mother's wedding gown.
Ned Lauver is the Associate Principal at Edgewood Middle School (Wooster City Schools). He received his M.A.Ed. in 2009 at Baldwin Wallace.
Randale Richmond was promoted to assistant director of compliance and eligibility in the athletics department at Kent State University.
Brian Ristau received his MA in History in 2006 from Cleveland State University where he had a graduate assistantship. He married Elizabeth Farrell in August, 2009 and is currently history at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, OH.
Katherine Stamm, Toledo, married Micah Vogt on November 3, 2007. She is a social studies teacher for Springfield Local Schools.
Jay Van Buren, Elgin, IL, is a family support/educator with Little City Foundation in Chicago. Jay received his Master's degree in special education from Northern Illinois University in May 2007.
Heather Wagner, Berea, is an enrollment counselor at the University of Phoenix. She married Danny Overman on November 5, 2011 in Charlotte, NC.
Todd Hodkey is now the Assistant Principle and Athletic Director at Columbia High School.
Mary Bozikis is attending law school at Cleveland State University.
Cynthia Gedeon is a Graphic Designer working for a direct mail advertiser headquartered in the Greater Cleveland area.
Erik Henderson married Christina Coniam on October 27, 2007.
Todd Hodkey is currently in his 6th year of teaching American Government/Psychology/Sociology at Wellington High School in Wellington, Ohio. He also is an assistant coach on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams. He received his Master's Degree from Bowling Green State University in 2006 in Educational Administration and Supervision.
Matt Kish is teaching at North Royalton High School.
Mike Luzniak graduated from the Ohio Patrol Academy with the top academic honors in a class of 30. He is currently an officer with the Parma Hts. Police Department. Mike earned his Master's of Art in Education Administration from Baldwin Wallace in May, 2007.
Scott Meikle married Paula Lisy on June 7, 2007. They became the proud parents of a baby girl, Kelsey, at 2:36 P.M. on August 7, 2008. She weighed 5 lbs. and was 17 inches long. Scott
teaches for the Advanced Technologies Academy in the Clark County School District (in Las Vegas, NV) and specializes in AP US Government and Psychology.
Joseph H. Mieskowski is Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he is in his final year of law school. He was a 2006 summer associate at the Cleveland office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and has accepted an offer for full time employment at the international law firm of Jones Day upon graduation from law school. Joe married Beth Smotzer '03 on July 31, 2010.
Jeremy Milam, Willoughby Hills, married Lindsay Taylor on July 23, 2005. Jeremy is a substitute school teacher for the Willoughby-Eastlake School District.
Regina Morabito, North Ridgeville, married Chris Vicha on July 29, 2005 at St. Mary's in Berea.
Beth Smotzer teaches social studies at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, where her teaching responsibilities have included American History, World History and American Government. She served as head Varsity Volleyball Coach for the past two seasons and is also pursuing a Master's degree in History at Cleveland State University. Beth married Joe Mieskowski '03 on July 31, 2010.
Vinnie Ventimiglia resides in Tokyo, Japan. He is married to Yuko Hayakawa, and they have two sons. Vinnie attended McGill University's Montreal and Tokyo campus and graduated with an MBA in October 2008. He is currently sales manager for English OK! KK, a training company in Tokyo Japan.
Anne Burke is records manager for NASA. She received her Master's degree in library and information science from the University of Maryland in May. Anne married Brian Power on Aug. 6, 2005.
Gretchen DeChant is teaching at North Royalton High School.
Tami Konicki Garlock, Cranberry Township. PA, and husband, Darren, welcomed their first child, Cooper John, on January 8, 2008.
Jennifer Goellnitz graduated from the Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State University in 2005.
Kelly Mason Lichter, Naples, FL., is a social studies teacher for Collier County Public Schools.
Jacqueline Luzar was the recipient of the Garden Club of Virginia's 2005 Favretti Fellowship, for which she will be documenting historic landscapes in Virginia. She graduated in 2007 from Ball State University with a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture. She was noted in the publication Vineyard, of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative, for her documentation of the Dan's Hill Plantation in Virginia. She spent the summer of 2007 documenting the gardens at the White House in Washington D.C. Jacqueline married Ross Nelson on November 8, 2008, at the historic Frostville Village Church in North Olmsted, OH. Jacqueline is currently employed as a project designer for Williams Creek Consulting in Indianapolis.
Raymond Navarro is currently the Quality Manager at CWP Technologies, a Scott Fetzer company. He travels to China often which gives him opportunities, when not working there, to actually take a look at Chinese society and its development under the "communist regime". Raymond states that there's a vast disparity in the population from city to country folk. And for the most part they are much better capitalists than we are.
Steve Siedlecki is the Executive Director of "A Christmas Story" House and Museum located in the Tremont Neighborhood of Cleveland.
Kevin Wering, Fairview Park, received his Master's degree in education in 2007 and celebrates the birth of his daughter in 2009.
Anton Wilson, Clayton, NY, married Heather Adams on July 17, 2004. He is teaching at Johnston County Middle College High School in Clayton, NC. He is teaching Honors World History and is the Testing Coordinator, Student Advocate, and handles Public Relations for the school. He will soon pursue his Master's in Administration.
Matthew Zarzeczny presented a paper in April 2011 titled "Napoleon and the Cult of Great Men" for the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of History at Denison University.
Gretchen DeChant, Rocky River, is a special education teacher at Brookside High School.
Francesca Imbrogno Chase and husband Matthew welcomed their first child, Lucia Nina on January 18, 2007. Francesca teaches violin at the Western Reserve Suzuki School.
Marvin Fete graduated from Cleveland Marshall and is a lawyer in New Philadelphia, OH.
Dave Van Slyke joined the law firm of Plunkett & Cooney in Columbus. He recently graduated from the Cleveland State Marshall School of Law and previously worked at McFadden & Associates and as editor of the "Marshall School Law Review."
Dawn Harris Wooten received her Master of Arts in History from Cleveland State University. She now lives in Delray Beach, FL., and is a coordinator in the office of international programs at Florida Atlantic University. Dawn is also the advisor for scholarships regarding international study.
Marwan Maalouf, Strongsville, is an offensive line and special teams coach for the BW Yellow Jackets.
Paul Gigliotti, Avon, is a Social Studies teacher for Parma City Schools. Paul won the Ohio Middle School Association's Teacher of the Year Award in April. The award made Paul eligible to apply for a Martha Holden Jennings Humanities Grant.
Andrea Jenny married Dr. Thomas Mun. They welcomed their daughter, Juliana Rose, on Jan. 2, 2006.
Tim Obergefell, Sandusky, married Allison Cassidy on June 9, 2007. Tim is a social studies teacher at Sandusky Perkins High School.
Susan Ahten Richardson and her husband Ameer celebrated the birth of their first child Isaac James on Feb. 24, 2005. Susan finished her Master's degree in history from Cleveland State University in December 2004. The Richardson family resides in Avon Lake.
Bradley Romano, Chippewa Lake, earned his MAED from Cleveland State University in December.
Kris Boey and his wife Leslie had their first child, Abigail Jeanne, in April, 2008. They reside in Delaware, OH, and Kris teaches and coaches at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Benjamin Hodge, Avon Lake, co-authored a book entitled "Organization is Kid Possible on the Way to an A." Ben teaches eighth grade history and science, helps coach varsity boys basketball, and is CEO of the Kid Possible Company.
Elizabeth Ryser graduated from Cleveland State Marshall School of Law in 1991. Elizabeth has had her own practice since 1997, specializing in immigration law.
Michael Hartley, after serving as Ohio Political director for Bush/Cheney '04, has accepted a position with Betty Montgomery's governor's race.
Neal Weaver, Jacksonville, FL, accepted a position as an advanced placement U. S. history teacher with Duval County Public Schools, and after four weeks he moved into the assistant principal of curriculum position for Sandalwood High School.
William Wright, Pittsburgh, PA, is an assistant professor of theology at Duquesne University. He received an M.T.S. from the University of Notre Dame and completed his Ph.D. in religion from Emory University. In July 2005 he was married to Michelle Garriott.
Kris Boey, Delaware, was named the 2008 Great Lakes Region men's coach of the year for indoor track and field. His Ohio Wesleyan teams won women's indoor and men's outdoor titles in 2007-2008. Shawn Grundy and his wife Christy announce the birth of their third child, Jillian Mae, born Nov. 28, 2005. They reside in Lodi.
Timothy Mieyal, Parma, is completing his dissertation on the "Poor People's Campaign of 1968" at Kent State University. He is currently teaching as an adjunct instructor for the Baldwin Wallace History Department, as well as Lorain Community College.
John Mitterholzer, Lakewood, is a senior program officer for the environmental grant making program at the George Gund Foundation.
Grant Redhead, Ft. Myers, FL., is the head football coach for South Fort Myers High School. Audrey Roalofs received her Master's in History at Cleveland State University in 2004 and is teaching at Garfield Heights High School.
Michael Collins, Cleveland, retired from the U. S. Army, has been named reference librarian at the Cadet Library at West Point. Michael received his Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.
Kristine DeMarco graduated from Duquesne Law School and is now specializing in drug prosecutions as a Deputy Attorney General with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.
William Hartley and his wife Michelle, announce the birth of a son, Grant Douglas, on August 22 2005.
Christopher Noga was sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Twinsburg after serving as detective sergeant for the past two years. He received a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University in 2004 and teaches for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, which is responsible for certifying and training law enforcement officers in Ohio. Christopher and his wife Elizabeth reside in Twinsburg with their two children.
Christopher Baldwin is Vice President of Government and Community Outreach at Owens Community College.
Renee Mudrey-Caminio, Cleveland, earned her Ph.D. in educational philosophy from Cleveland State University and has accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor at the University of Akron.
Todd Swisher, Berea, and wife Danielle, welcomed their second child, Maddox Gabriel.
Lisa Werner married Joe Hric on January 8, 2004.
Nancy Fogel West authored the book "To Dwell with Fellow Clay: The Story of the East Cleveland Township Cemetery." The book was published by AuthorHouse in 2007.
Donna Brinker Potter, her husband Drew and son Alec welcomed their second child, Anna Kathryn on August 5, 2011.
Curtis Hamilton received a Master's Degree in History from Youngstown State University in 2000 and is the Social Studies Department Chair at Marlington High School in Alliance, OH. In 2002 he was named the Stark County outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Denise Mundorff Wilson, West Lothian, United Kingdom, is a student liaison officer for the Institute of System Level Integration.
Amanda Epperson earned her Ph.D. in History in 2003 from the University of Glasgow. She has taught in the History Department at the University of Akron and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University. In 2006-2007, she taught History of Europe I as an adjunct in our department. In 2007-2008, she was Visiting Assistant Professor in the History Department at The University of Akron.
Julieanne Phillips earned her Ph.D. in History from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. She has taught at several schools in Ohio including BW and has completed her second year as Assistant Professor in History at Urbana University. In Spring Semester 2007, Dr. Phillips received the Professor of the Year Award.
Jeff Webb earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago in 2001 and is an Associate Professor of History at Huntington University (IN). He was Professor of the Year in 2003 and is currently working on a book that deals with the politics of social distinction in early America and his second book in the Complete Idiot's Guide series. Jeff is married and has two sons.
John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Smith has authored, edited or co-edited twenty books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, focusing especially on the experiences and voices of black Americans. He also has published more than 150 scholarly articles. Dr. Smith earned his Ph. D. in 1977 at the University of Kentucky.
Gregory E. Thomas has been a Baptist pastor for 19 years; during this time he has been continually in school. He completed a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity in 1989, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Boston University School of Theology in 2001. In 2003 Greg started a PhD program in Practical Theology in Frankfurt, Germany.
David W. Francis passed away on July 30, 2006. David and his wife Diane authored eight books in the Arcadia "Images of America" series as well as several other books. They published a book on the history of Cedar Point which appeared on a Discovery Channel Special, "The World's Largest Amusement Park," which first aired on July 16, 2001.
Bill Kelso is the Director of Archeology at the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. In 1994 he discovered the original Jamestown fort. In April of 2007, the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown was celebrated, and Bill hosted Queen Elizabeth, President Bush and Vice President Cheney as part of the anniversary celebration.