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in the county. Tompkins County,

home to the city of Ithaca, has

been recognized by multiple

publications as one of America’s

smartest cities.

2009

David Yanick

(actuarial math,

economics) became a Fellow

of the Society of Actuaries

in March 2015. Attaining the

fellowship designation requires

candidates to complete a

number of courses, exams

and seminars in a particular

specialty. Yanick’s specialty

track is in “Group and Health,”

which is intended for actuaries

who desire to work in the field

of actuarial science focusing

on group benefits and health

insurance. This track reflects

his current position as an

actuary with Anthem, Inc.

Headquartered in Indianapolis.

Anthem is one of the largest

health benefits companies

in the United States, serving

members all across the country.

2010

Jordan

Hollander,

Esq.,

(political

science,

French,

international

studies) was

admitted

to the bars of New Jersey

and New York and recently

completed a clerkship with the

Honorable Francis J. Vernoia,

presiding criminal judge in

New Jersey Superior Court,

Monmouth County. He has

been accepted to the William

S. Boyd School of Law at the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

to pursue an LLM in gaming law

and regulation, and has been

awarded a merit scholarship

from the Nevada State Bar

Association, Gaming Law

Section.

Molly (Quinn) Phipps

released

her debut novel in a new

adult dystopian trilogy called

“Ultraxenopia,” in April 2015,

with the first sequel expected

to be released this year.

2011

Jennifer (Adams) Beamon

(chemistry) was promoted to

a QA1 analyst on the bulk team

at Bayer HealthCare, where she

has been working since 2011.

Robert Beamon

(chemistry)

was transferred to a first

shift QA1 analyst on the raw

materials team at Bayer

HealthCare where he has been

working since 2011.

Bobby Moore

(French,

political

science)

is an avid

education-

technology

enthusiast,

who has used

his entrepreneurial skills to

develop a start-up organization

in Baltimore called Students

Opportunities and Academic

Resources (SOAR). SOAR is a

web-based platform that will

profile Baltimore students and

connect them with resources to

support their needs, interests

and passions. He says that his

passion for developing SOAR

stems from his experiences

teaching in West Baltimore.

Melody Johnson

(creative

writing, psychology) joined

Southeast Georgia Health

System’s marketing and public

relations department as the

coordinator of digital media.

She is working with fellow

alumna

Jacqueline Weder ’86

.

2013

Jenna Miller

(psychology)

accepted a full-time teaching

position at Big Spring High

School in Newville, Pa., where

she teaches children with

autism and multiple disabilities.

Morgan Churchill

(psychology)

graduated from The

Pennsylvania State University

in August 2015 with a master’s

degree in applied clinical

psychology. She has accepted

a position as a professional

counselor in Williamsport.

John Piazza IV

(business

finance, managerial economics)

was admitted to the University

of Chicago where he will

pursue a master in business

administration.

Michael Ludwig

(biology)

recently received a Master of

Science in anatomy from The

Pennsylvania State University’s

Hershey College of Medicine,

where he is pursuing a

doctorate in anatomy.

2014

Alyssa Young

(English

literature) accepted a position

as an administrative assistant

with Cannon Cochran

Management Services. She

works in the Manchester,

N.H., office that specializes in

workers’ compensation claims

and continues to learn about

the insurance industry.

Julia Cuddahy

(creative

writing), who is pursuing a

master’s degree in library and

information science at Rutgers

University, was awarded the

Carol A. & Norman Barham

Foundation Scholarship for

the Fall 2015 academic term.

One of her course projects

was featured on the Rutgers’

School of Communication and

Information home page.

Kristen Forgotch

(psychology)

became a candidate with the

Adorers of the Blood of Christ

order of Catholic religious

sisters. The ceremony took

place in Wichita, Kan., on March

6, 2016. She will move in with

a group of sisters in Wichita in

June 2016.

Chris ’15 (chemistry) and Rory ’15 McAtee (chemistry) (left and right in

photo) met Jeff Newman, professor of biology at Lycoming College,

after the University of Michigan football game on Sept. 26, 2015. The

McAtee brothers, who are enrolled in the doctoral program in chemistry

at the University of Michigan, took biochemistry with Professors Jeff

Newman and Chriss McDonald.

Victoria C. Yuskaitis

(archaeology, creative writing)

is a doctoral student at the

University of Leeds, where

she was awarded an Arts

Cross Disciplinary Research

scholarship.

Kayla McQuaid

(psychology)

graduated in May 2016, from

the University of Pennsylvania

School of Social and Public

Policy with a master’s in social

work.

Victoria C. Yuskaitis

Kristen Forgotch ’11

Bobby Moore ’11

Jordan

Hollander ’10

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