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2001 Classnotes

June 2020

Tamra Nichols just started her own coaching practice after 16+ years in corporate as an integral coach. Her new business is called Inner Depths Empowerment Coaching. She just celebrated her 10th year as a Zumba fitness instructor. During the shutdowns, she quickly switched to teaching free Zumba classes online to help give back to others. She is also working with her fiancé as his director of operations and personnel for his online apparel company, Thirty Seconds Out. They are keeping really busy as they've expanded into the UK and are looking at Germany for 2021. Lastly, they are getting married in September (fingers crossed) at Red Fish Lake in Stanley, Idaho. She says it will be nice to see people again and celebrate something fun and positive after such a challenging year. She wishes everyone all the best. She says keep your chins up and love in your hearts. We need all the love we can get right now in this world.

May 2020

Stephanie Surch has joined the Council of Neighbors and Organizations as program officer. She had been outreach coordinator for Criterium Bicycles in Colorado Springs for 7 years.

March 2020

Millennium Art Gallery announces the opening of the breakout show “Tellurian Visions: Abstractions of Land, Sea, and Sky”. The opening reception will be held on March 21, 2020 in Philadelphia. Colleen Brand teaches Painting Intuitively classes in the greater Philadelphia area. She loves experimenting with the textures of various mediums and how color can appear rich yet nuanced on the canvas. Her work evokes tranquility, while focusing on the beauty of color. Acrylic painting remains her passion.

February 2020

After 16 years of working in corporate America, Tamra Nichols has "retired" to open her own coaching practice. She is in a year-long course to get certified in Integral(r) Coaching through New Ventures West. She will be focusing her coaching on empowering women going through a variety of life transitions. It has been an exciting journey so far, which began when she decided to move from Boston to Sun Valley, Idaho to live with her fiancé, Sean Evangelista. They will be getting married on September 19, 2020.

October 2019

Brooke Dancho Riedmiller, Ph.D. recently welcomed son Covey into the world on April 20, 2019.

Emily Rideout, D.M.A. has settled down in Boston after relocating to attend Boston University. She has been busy freelancing the classical music scene, teaching at Music Teachers' Cooperative Cambridge Music Consortium, and playing a bit of fiddle music on the side. You may contact Emily at emilyrideout@gmail.com or via the contact form at emilyrideout.net.

Erin Jennings Cody and her husband, Andrew, welcomed a son, Owen Michael Cody, on August 15, 2019. Erin was also selected as Director of Harpur Edge at Binghamton University, SUNY and will start in her new role in January 2020. She will work to connect alumni and employers to engage with over 12,00 undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts and sciences each year through high impact learning experiences assisting them to deepen the edge that they have gained from their liberal arts and science degrees.