Class of 2000 Reunion | Albright College

Class of 2000 Reunion

 

Catch up with the Class of 2000

As a way to catch up with our classmates prior to our virtual gathering, we encourage all classmates to fill out the Alumni Class Reunion Questionnaire. All submissions will be posted below.

 

Mark Blank
Spouse: Tracey Blank
Employment History: JPM, BNYM, SunGard, GFT, and FIS (formerly SunGard). All roles in Relationship Management, Account Management, Client Services, and Sales
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Jersey City, Edgewater, Hoboken, Staten Island, Weehawken, NYC, and Scotch Plains
Children’s Name & Age: Cooper and Miles
Hobbies: Cooking and Gardening (herbs and hot peppers). Video games with kids. Travel when we can of course. Watching my sports teams lose!
Albright Memories: AXP, Domino Players, Classes with Dr Brogan and Martin, Senior Week, and Pops!

 

Judy (Bausch) Clapp
Spouse: Jason Clapp
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Falls Church, VA; Fairfax, VA; Rockville, MD; Bethesda, MD; Washington, DC; Danville, PA and Baltimore, MD

 

Corinne (Keiser) Dunda
Spouse: Jim Dunda
Employment History: 2009 – 2020, CNA Insurance, War Hazard Recovery Specialist; 2005 – 2009, Progressive Insurance, Claim Adjuster; 2004 – 2005. The Picture People, Store Manager; 2000 – 2004, XO Communications, Call Center Manager; 1997 – 2000, Kids R Us, Store Manager
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Still living in Reading/Wyomissing, PA
Children’s Name & Age: Morgan, 17
Hobbies: Hiking, RV’ing, walking our dogs, driving my 1974 VW Beetle, PA Renaissance Faire

 

Bobbi (Roberts) Fisher
Spouse: Josh Fisher
Employment History: Speech Language Pathologist Guthrie Hospital
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Burlington, Vt; Forty Fort, Pa; Tunkhannock, Pa; Greens Landing, Pa and Athens, Pa
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Master of communication science and disorders
Children’s Name & Age: Taylar, 16 and Zachary, 12
Hobbies: Snowboarding, wine tasting, shopping, diy crafts, essential oils, and chemical free living.
Albright Memories: Pops, air bands and Greek life

 

Rebecca (Shugar) Hughes
Spouse: Adam Hughes
Employment History: I have worked several places including: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and The Berks County Parks Department.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Reading, PA; Mount Penn, PA and Elverson, PA
Favorite Albright Memories/Experiences: My favorite memories about Albright come from meeting new people and listening to their stories. I have also enjoyed participating in organizations such as Phi Delta Sigma, and Lion Diplomats while in college and as an alumni.

 

Leann (Esposito) Jost
Spouse: Erik Jost
Employment History: US General Services Administration
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, Wilmington DE
Children’s Name & Age: Michael, 11
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with my family
Albright Memories: I have many wonderful memories from my time at Albright and I made wonderful lifelong friends! I remember POPs, fun around Albright Woods, Spring Fevers, winter interim sessions and so much more. The liberal arts focus and the creative atmosphere prepared me for a great career.

 

Nikki (Hurst) Keasey
Spouse: Matt Keasey
Employment History: 2000-2002, pharmaceutical chemist at Lancaster Labs; 2002-2007, graduate student at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine; 2008-2012, post-doctoral researcher, Dept of Hematology Oncology at Penn State Hershey; 2012-current, Principal Investigator at Vivopharm LLC; 2009-current, adjunct instructor of Chemistry/Biochemistry at Lebanon Valley College; 2007-current, co-owner of Spring House Brewing Company
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Ephrata, PA 2000-2005 and Conestoga, PA, 2005-present
Advanced Degrees after Albright: PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Children’s Name & Age: Luke, 11; Drew, 9; Dylan, 7
Hobbies: yoga, rugby, rock climbing, group exercise, gardening, beer

 

Nancy Kohn
Employment History: Assistant Professor of Biology, Cottey College, 2018 – Current, USA; Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Science and Mathematics, Lyon College, USA, 2016-2018; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, The College of New Jersey, USA, 2014-2016; Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Kean University, USA, 2014-2015
Courtesy Appointment, Department of Biology, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, USA, 2014; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, USA, 2012-2014; Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratoire Evolution, Génomes et Spéciation; CNRS, France, 2008-2011
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Saint Louis, MO, USA; Maplewood, NJ USA; Lafayette, LA USA; Gif sur Yvette, France; Batesville, AR, USA; Nevada, MO, USA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: M.S. (research), in Biology, Saint Louis University, USA, 2002; Ph.D. in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA, 2008
Hobbies: Painting, Drawing, Gardening and Petting the cat

 

Erin (O’Connor) Lavin
Spouse: Todd Lavin
Employment History: Research assistant – Institute for Human Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania (6/2000 – 8/2002); Family Physician – Reading Hospital Medical Group (8/2009 – 7/2016); Family Physician – Mid-Atlantic Family Practice (9/2016 – present), Managing partner since 1/2019
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, PA; West Chester, PA; Wyomissing, PA; Morgantown, PA; Lewes, DE
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, May 2016
Children’s Name & Age: Emma Elizabeth,11 & Avery Megan, 7
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, beach time
Albright Memories: There are too many, and some of the best memories are a bit cloudy!! Really, I loved my entire Albright experience. The friends, relationships, and educational inspiration that started there have shaped my whole life…I am incredibly grateful.

 

Rebecca (Kern) McClellan
Spouse: Samuel McClellan
Employment History: Genetic Counselor at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Department of Neurogenetics, 2002-present; Genetic Counselor at Johns Hopkins, Center for Inherited Heart Diseases, 2014-present
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Baltimore, MD
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters in Genetic Counseling from University of Maryland Baltimore School if Medicine, 2002
Children’s Name & Age: Furbaby rescues: Lucy (age 9) and Marvin (d.2018)
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, gardening and preserving, travel and volunteer work
Albright Memories: POPS, Mohn hall freshman/sophmore year, our apt in the woods sr year, pudding wrestling

 

L’Vonne McMillan
Employment History: Social Worker (CAACY) (2000-2002); Lead Teacher at various Head Start Programs (Rising Sun Child Care Center, Chesterbrook Academy, Acelero Learning) (2002-2007); Independent Contractor- Special Instructor (EBS, SPIN, Resources for Human Development) (2008 to present); Founder and CEO Advocate for Me, LLC (June 2018 to Present); Self Published Author- August 2017, January 2019; The Education Institute for Early Intervention (EIEI), Instructor- Early Intervention, March 2020- Present; Financial Planner for families March 2020-Present
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, PA & Darby, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters Degree in Educational Management, Strayer University (October 2007-May 2009)
Children’s Name & Age: Jordan, 13 & Jada, 7
Hobbies: Reading & Writing children’s books
Albright Memories: The friends that I made will always be cherished and will remain the best part about attending Albright College.

 

Ayesha (Haji Omar) Mercer
Spouse: Brad Mercer
Employment History: DLL Group
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: King Of Prussia and Glenmoore
Children’s Name & Age: Aiden, 7 and Adam, 4

 

 

Michael Modresky
Employment History: Renewal Behavioral Health, Los Angeles, CA, psychotherapist – 2019 – present; Private Practice, West Hollywood, Pasadena, CA, psychotherapist – 2018 – present; Open Paths Counseling Center, Culver City, CA, psychotherapist – 2018 – 2019; Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, people and culture assistant – summer 2016; Accenture, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Manager – 2006 – 2015; Deloitte, Philadelphia, PA, Consultant – 2005 – 2006; Accenture, Philadelphia, PA, Consultant – 2000 – 2005
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Los Angeles, CA (current); Rhinebeck, NY; Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Antioch University Los Angeles, MA, Clinical Psychology, LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Psychology, 2018
Hobbies: Wilderness experiences/retreats, Hiking California’s mountains, Exploring storytelling as ceremony, Mental Health & LGBTQIA activism, Seeing movies
Albright Memories: Definitely the lifelong friends I made

 

Chris Moy
Employment History: Sunglass Hut, Manager, 1998-2001; May Dept. Stores, Claims Executive, 2001-2006; ACE/ESIS, Claims Adjuster, 2006-2013; CorVel, Claims Supervisor, 2013- Present
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Baltimore, MD and Parkville, MD
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Graduate Studies, Networking Technologies, Towson University
Children’s Name & Age: Fletcher, 9
Hobbies: Flying, Rock climbing, golf, running/triathlon
Albright Memories: SGA, RSA conferences

 

Ken “TJ” De Paolantonio, Jr.
Employment History: For the last 13 years I have been employed by Alleva Funeral Home, Inc., located in Paoli, PA.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: King of Prussia, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Mortuary Science Degree, North Hampton County Community College….Class of 2005
Hobbies: Sports, Spending time with family & friends
Albright Memories: Airbands, Football, SAE Fraternity and the lifetime friends I’ve met whom I still keep in contact with almost daily.

 

Staci Papadoplos
Spouse: Dan Conrad
Employment History: Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Director of Operations, October 2019-present; Manager of Animal Care, January 2017-October 2019; Behavior & Enrichment Coordinator, February 2015-December 2016; Humane Society of Lebanon County, Myerstown, PA, Humane Society Police Officer/Rescue and Foster Coordinator, February 2014-February 2015; Humane League of Lancaster County, Lancaster, PA, Intake and Assessment Specialist/ Rescue Coordinator, May 2008-February 2014; 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, January 2006-February 2015; Lancaster Laboratories, Inc, Lancaster PA, Chemist, October 2000-December 2005; Kids “R” Us, Wilkes-Barre PA/Reading PA, Key Holder/Sales Associate, July 1994-October 2000
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia PA (2015-present) and Lancaster PA (2000-2015)

 

Linda (Minnich) Simovic
Spouse: Dusan Simovic
Employment History: Microsoft, Senior Director of Product
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Phoenixville, PA and Seattle, WA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Executive MBA, Temple 2009
Children’s Name & Age: Lava, 8 and Stellan, 6
Hobbies: Backpacking across the great Pacific Northwest
Albright Memories: Dunking my roommate Bunn in the pond on her birthday… in December!

 

Kristin Tracy
Employment History: Penn State University; Kutztown University; Chestnut Hill College and University of Massachusetts Boston
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Bowling Green, OH; University Park, PA; Kutztown, PA; Hempstead, NY; Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MA – College Student Personnel and MS Ed – Rehabilitation Counseling
Hobbies: Running and currently writing a book
Albright Memories: Airbands and Hawaii – Interim January 2000

 

Allison Wawer-Chubb
Spouse: Paul Chubb
Employment History: Pediatrician–Wellspan Health, York PA (2008-2014); Monmouth Pediatric Group, Red Bank, NJ (2015-2016); El Paso Pediatric Associates, (2019-present)
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, PA; Belmar, NJ; York, PA; San Francisco, CA; Colts Neck, NJ and El Paso, TX
Advanced Degrees after Albright: DO from PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), 2005
Children’s Name & Age: Cole, 8 and Connor, 6
Hobbies: Food and wine, travel, baking, reading and gardening
Albright Memories: Getting ponded on birthdays, dancing to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” on the soccer field during one of the festivals

 

Welcome to our 20th Reunion!

While our lives have changed significantly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Albright had to make the difficult decision to pivot from the typical in-person, on-campus events to a re-imagined virtual experience for Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27, 2020.

Until we are able to reschedule our in-person reunion for a future date, we will still commemorate this year with a virtual class gathering.

Class of 2000 Virtual Reunion Gathering 
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7 p.m., To be held virtually on Zoom

It’s been 20 years since you’ve graduated from Albright! Reconnect with your classmates and relive those memories of yesterday. Those who pre-register for the class event will receive the Zoom link starting Mon., September 21. Join the “Albright College Class of 2000 20 year Reunion” Facebook group to stay up to date on the virtual gathering.

Class of 2000 20th Reunion Committee Members: Mark Blank, Ken “TJ” De Paolantonio, Becky (Shugar) Hughes, Leann (Esposito) Jost, Knute Mellon, Chris Moy, Mike Netznik, Anastasia “Staci” Papadoplos, Kristin Tracy and Katarina (Janik) Ziegler

Click here to register for the Class of 2000 Virtual Gathering

Registered Attendees (Updated 9/25/2020)
Mark Blank
Sarah (Kline) Brugnoli
Judy (Bausch) Clapp
Ken “TJ” De Paolantonio, Jr.
Bobbi (Roberts) Fisher
Rebecca (Shugar) Hughes
Karen (Kanarkowki) Husenica
Leann (Esposito) Jost
Nancy Kohn
Erin (O’Connor) Lavin
Ayesha (Haji Omar) Mercer
Rory Miller
Michael Modresky
Chris Moy
Michael Netznik
Anastasia “Staci” Papadoplos
Shelly (Souza) Sbarro
Vinita Sharma
Linda (Minnich) Simovic
Kristin Tracy
Kim Vo
Allison Wawer-Chubb
Katarina (Janik) Ziegler