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Class of 2011

Staunton, VA

Contact Person: Angela Cline    5408877007


These ClassNotes were gathered from July 15, 2012 until January 15, 2013. In an effort to release these in a timely and more efficient manner we are publishing this set of notes online for your enjoyment.

Samantha Engstler and Meg Pitts

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Hello 2011 Squirrels! Make sure to keep checking Facebook for updates about the class and for any events that are happening in your area. LARAE JOHNSON Thomas recently got married in February 2012 in Santa Barbara County CA to a fellow Air Force member. She started a new job as a Missile Combat Operator in the 319th Missile Squadron at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne WY. She states that she misses Baldwin very much. ROXANNE BRADLEY Lovelace was married to Torbet in April 14, 2012 in Williamsburg VA. MELISSA ELSEY and ELIZABETH LOVELACE ’08/’11 were 2 of Roxanne’s bridesmaids. Roxanne, her husband, and son Nolan reside in Williamsburg. KELLY BROSE is currently a psychiatric technician at 1 of the adult units at the Utah State Hospital in Provo UT. She mentions that it is a really fun job and she loves it. She is currently taking social work classes through Brigham Young University Independent Study. She is also volunteering and job shadowing Licensed Clinical Social Workers at an inpatient drug rehab for women and their children. MAMIE MCCARGO is still working with Halifax County Public Schools and recently finished her final class with the PBTL program at MBC. GRETCHEN DOMALESKI was also promoted to Assistant Director of Admissions for VWIL and Athletic Recruitment at Mary Baldwin. She will soon be moving to Orlando FL and wants to thank Mary Baldwin for an amazing 6 years, first as a student, then as a staff member. SAMANTHA ENGSTLER Wilson (’11 and ’12 (MAT) married Ryan in October 6th 2012. Her bridesmaids included DENISSE CERVANTES ’12, and SAMANTHA SKIBA. MELISSA ELSEY was also in attendance. Samantha is currently working in Alexandria VA as a 7th grade Life Science teacher at Carl Sandburg Middle School and loves every minute of it. She will soon be moving though, as Ryan is currently in basic training for the United States Navy and will be in Pensacola FL for training. She is currently being kept company by her “child”, a Chihuahua named Trixie. CARRIE DILL moved back to Staunton and started working in Student Services at Blue Ridge Community College, as Assistant Testing Coordinator. ELIZABETH HOLMAN has been accepted and is currently attending the Mater’s of Business Administration Executive program at Virginia Commonwealth University and plans to graduate in May 2014. She is going to China for 10 days in April 2013. She is an Accounting Manager for a company in Ashland VA and the best part is that she loves it! BARBARA MAY is just about finished with her dual Master’s degree program at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She states she only has 2 more semesters and an internship before she graduates in December 2013. She recently earned the Excellence in Leadership Award from The National Society of Leadership and Success, a society she was inducted into last year. AMIEE SANFORD is currently living in Richmond VA working as a Communications Specialist for Acoustical Solutions, Inc. She is also a blogger about a fellow classmate, JASMINE BAILEY, when she has time; please check out her website at She recently attended ERIN HALL Singleton’s ’10 wedding in Charleston SC in November 2012 with many other Mary Baldwin Alums. SHANNON EPPS has been working as the property manager of an apartment complex for the last year and half, and just recently got switched companies and properties, which was a great move which included a promotion. She is getting ready to go to Virginia Commonwealth University for a Master’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and is excited to start that venture. JACKIE SIMMONS Chavez married Lt. Douglas Chavez in September1, 2012 in Springdale MT. IIESHA RICKS is currently serving in the United States Air Force and is taking online courses at Liberty University to obtain a Master’s in Professional Counseling. DARCIE HUNTRESS Cousins moved to the UK in July 2012 and married Ian, October14, 2012. They live in Cambridgeshire, but got married in Criccieth, North Wales, a place that holds many great memories for them. The Associate Dean, Head of the Adult Degree Program, Lallon Pond flew all the way to Wales to see the wedding. ADA SUE MYERS Siler married October 20, 2012 to Jonathan. They were married in Christiansburg/Blacksburg. They met while she was studying abroad in Northern Ireland. They became engaged in August 2011 in the Caribbean. They are both living and working in the City of Richmond VA. LAURIE RIFFE is the theatre director and department chair for Westridge School – an independent college prep school for girls in Pasadena CA. CANDACE KLEMENTOWICZ is currently in her 2nd year of law school at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield MA. During the summers she is home in NJ working and interning with Mario Gallucci, a criminal defense attorney at the firm Helbock, Nappa, and Gallucci, LLP. DIANNA “DJ” DAUCETTE was recently promoted to Assistant Store Manager at a GameStop. MEG PITTS has graduated from massage school, and is now licensed to be a massage therapist. ASHLEY WHITE is in her 2nd year of teaching Kindergarten and loves it. FELICIA BYRD is a new mother! Her son, Nehemiah Xavier Byrd was born 6 weeks early on July 3, 2012 at 4:28 p.m. Nehemiah weighed 3 lbs. and 14 oz.

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