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Mary Beth Quirk ‘02
Life with me has been quite busy since graduating from RMC. After switching jobs
quite a few times, I think I've settled into a job at Globus Medical as a Project
Coordinator. It makes me wish I had taken a Biology class while in college but I'm
making do. But not to worry, I'm still putting that degree in Theatre to good use.
Since college, I've worked at the PA Renaissance Fair for a season, 2 years of dinner
theater in Philadelphia, 3 years working for Sudden Impact! Entertainment as an
actor, and various other shows along the way. I saved up and made the move to Northern
New Jersey to try my luck at Broadway in early 2006. Since I'm too tall to play
Tracy Turnblad, Broadway wasn't having me BUT I did get to star in an Off Off Broadway
show called "Hotel Lucky". Plus I got to be in loads and loads of commercials, TV
shows, and movies. It may have not been very glamorous or financially stable, but
the experience was definitely worth it. And because of money, I unfortunately had
to be back home but I wouldn't trade in that time for anything. So since being back
in Pennsylvania, I started working with the Montgomery Theater Project on their
children's shows last season and now will be performing in "Footloose" at the Centre
Theater, a professional theater only ten minutes from my house! The show is in June
and rehearsals start next week so I'm really looking forward to it. I have no marriages
or children to report on my end but I did just celebrate my one year anniversary
with my boyfriend, Will. Yes, *I* have a boyfriend. I believe that is one of the
signs of the Apocalypse so be warned :)
In a nut shell, that is the last six years of my life. Oh, it's scary to think it's
been that long. I try to keep in touch with some people, but as the years go by,
it's getting harder and harder. But, Deverick Strand
and Robert King and I all still keep in close
contact. In fact, both of them are coming up to PA to visit me next week. And the
next week, Will and I are traveling to Gettysburg to meet
Jessi Jones and her husband TJ...and this will be the first time I have
seen her since graduation! Brianne Moore
and Jack Adams got married a few years ago
and have two children, Will and Claire, who hopefully I'll meet this summer. I hear
little tidbits about lots of people over the years, or in
Jamie Allen's case, turn on my TV and see him selling shaving cream.
Miller, and Kathryn Timmons all
live in Chicago, last I heard. Sarah McFather
is still in Georgia. Laura Coleman I believe
got married. Katie Horn is living in the
Brooklyn or the Bronx in New York. Katie Roecker
is a teacher somewhere. Maria Ciarrocchi
is in DC enjoying life with the Young Republicans. Adam
Moreland is living in New Orleans helping rebuild the city.
Frances Maston is back in Hampton as a manager at a local grocery
store. Yeah, somewhere along the way, we all grew up...
Carrie Kozonasky '01
After graduating from Randolph-Macon I worked for Theatre IV in two children's touring
productions. I then moved on to the development office of Theatre IV and Barksdale
Theatre where I was in charge of their annual giving and membership programs. I
currently work in fundraising at the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond as the
Director of Resource Development.. I stay involved with the arts at Randolph-Macon
through the arts council and still try to stay connected to the local Richmond arts
Stormy (Koiner) Sasser ‘00
I am still living in Richmond (over in Lakeside) and am an English and Drama teacher
at Victory Christian Academy, a small private school on Chamberlayne Ave. I have
been teaching since the spring of 2006, and currently have around 35 students in
all, in 9th-12th grade English and Theatre Arts I. This year, I have a student who
is graduating and planning to pursue Cinema at a media school in Atlanta. I am having
a great time building a drama program from the ground up. In the past, the school
has had a dual drama and choral music course, but last year was the first year (06-07)
with a full year course in only drama. I am teaching from a textbook called Performing
Literature, which focuses on analyzing literature for performance. This course is
currently open to 10th-12th grade students. Last year, I had a larger class with
15 students (half of the high school) and this year I have a class of 6, with a
drama intern (a senior).
I was named VCA's Teacher of the Year in the 2006-2007, and was also named to "Who's
Who Among American Teachers". These were special honors, especially since it was
my first full year teaching. I also worked with elementary and middle school students
over the summer in the school's summer enrichment program in a workshop style atmosphere.
Before I began teaching, I spent about a year and 1/2 working at my church as the
Music Director. During that time, I led worship, and directed a full program of
choral music, worship band, sound, and drama leading approximately 50 volunteers.
I had an opportunity to learn a little about sound during that time. On a side note,
I am in my third year of piano lessons, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I am using
the things I learned in college everyday. I know I would not be as good a teacher
without my experiences from college.
On the family side of life, I will have been married for ten years in December.
I have a 6 year old son named Benjamin, who will be entering first grade at VCA
in the fall. Chris and I bought our first home in 2004. I wanted to fill everyone
in on all of the good news. Please include me on any email list that you have, and
feel free to include my work email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I am happy about the growth
in the Drama Dept; it feels like just yesterday that I was there.
Dean Browell, '98
"It's been 10 years since I left R-MC and I've been in graduate school for seven
of them... I just completed my PhD in Education with an emphasis in engaging 17-25
year olds through technology and social media. I currently work at the advertising
agency Neathawk Dubuque & Packett (ND&P) as Director of Public Relations
& New Media where I can put my communication skills and degree to use serving
higher ed clients like Virginia Tech and Ferrum College (where I was Director of
Public Relations for several years) as well as non-profits and healthcare clients
of all types. I regularly give speaking engagements on social media, including audiences
such as Virginians for The Arts. I've stayed very active in the community and recently
joined the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Roanoke Valley. I still occasionally
write for the stage and I am very thankful for the eclectic set of skills R-MC honed
for me. In everything I do I can draw a line back to ideas or engagement at R-MC,
mostly because while I was there I had the willpower and self-control of a ferret.
Against all odds and my own habits, I have a very supportive family and a still-kicking,
healthy addiction to music. Some of my still-strongest friends are still the friendships
solidified at R-MC."
Barry Privett '93
Barry is the lead singer and manager of the band Carbon Leaf, and recently won first
place for lyrics for song "The War Was In Color” and second place overall in the
USA Songwriting Competition. He is currently writing a third album (Jan. 09?) with
Vanguard Records, an indie label based in L.A. He is also writing the soundtrack
for Curious George II, a movie for Touchstone. He writes that he is single with
no kids and further notes that he “recently starred along side a dog in a crappy
car commercial for a Knvoxville, TN dealer.” Even more intriguingly, in mid March
of this year, he adds that he “got to sing onstage with Russell Crowe last night
in DC! ha..good times. say hey to everyone..”
PO Box 4224
Richmond, VA 23220
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