Alumni News

These are updates on some of our graduates, where they have gone, and what they are doing now.  We would love to know what our other graduates are doing, too.  Be sure to fill out the Alumni Update and Contact Information form.

 

 We are pleased to share this story about 2009 Graduate, Jade Kurlas whose journey included 9 years at Bethany School: http://m.wlwt.com/news/jades-journey-adopted-cellist-returns-to-china-for-inspiring-performances/41539322

Class of 1970

Darlene Gray – Darlene attended Bethany School from 6th-9th grades and then went to Princeton High School.  She earned a BA from Miami University, an AA from the University of Cincinnati, and MEd from Xavier University.  She is an Academic advisor/Instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Class of 1971

Mary Brockmeier – Mary attended Princeton High School and then Hanover College.  She currently works as an activity director for Alzheimers residents.

Class of 1973

Sarah Brockmeier – Sarah went to Princeton High School and then attended Wittenberg University where she earned a B.A. in Spanish.  She currently is retired and resides in New Mexico.

Class of 1983

Tina Bayne – Tina attended Saint Ursula Academy and then earned a M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati.

Phil Bower – Phil attended Princeton High School and then the University of Cincinnati.  He got married in the Chapel in 1992!  Currently, he is a Sound Engineer in Cincinnati.

Class of 1984

Thomas Barbeau – Thomas attended Summit Country Day and then received his BS and MS in Criminal Justice from Xavier University.  He currently works as a United States Probation Officer.  “Bethany School blessed and enriched me in ways which have shaped who I am as a person.  I am truly thankful!”

Class of 1988

Tiffany Gayle Chenault – Tiffany attended Summit Country Day for high school.  She then received a BA from The Ohio State University and an MA and Ph.D from Virginia Tech.  She is an associate professor of Sociology at Salem State University in Salem, Massachussetts.  Tiffany has written articles and book chapters and presented numerous papers around issues of inequalities, race, communities, and social justice.  She is president of a non-profit board call ACE (Alternatives for Communities and Environments), and published a book called Unseen Politics of Public Housing (2015).  In addition, Tiffany has run one marathon and is working on reaching a goal of running half marathons in all 50 states.

Class of 1992

Ched Peck – Ched attended St. Xavier High School.  He earned a BS from Miami University and JD from Ohio Northern University College of Law.  He operates his own law office in Butler County focusing on domestic relations matters.

Class of 1994

Marti (Newland) Slaten – Marti attended Seven Hills School after Bethany School and then attended Oberlin (BM, BA) and Columbia (MA. PhD). She currently is a Faculty member in the Department of Music at Columbia University. “Thank you, dear Bethany!”

Class of 1995

Steven Miller – Steven attended Moeller High School.  He then earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo.  He is married and works in Cincinnati as a Health Insurance Claims Specialist.

Alex Madyda – Alex attended Moeller High School after graduating from Bethany School.  He currently lives in Cincinnati and works as a Deputy Sheriff with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

Paige (Roberts) Dupps – Paige attended Lakota East High School.  She continues to live in the Cincinnati area and is an Assistant Manager of a Skyline Chili.

Holly-Anne Stacy – Holly-Anne attended Delaware Hayes High School and then Ohio Dominican University where she received her Bachelor of Arts.

Class of 1996

Ted Castellini – Ted attended St. Xavier High School.  He earned a B.S. in Engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy.  He currently works for GE Aviation.

Timothy Herrington – Timothy attended St. Xavier High School.  He then received his Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University.  He was in the President’s Club in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014.  He currently works in Austin, TX in Business Consulting and Sales Management. “I really enjoyed my time at Bethany.”

Dr. Yusuf Khan – Yusuf attended St. Xavier High School.  He then earned a B.A. in Biology from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University.  He is a dentist and currently lives in the Cincinnati area.

Aubrien King – Aubrien attended Roger Bacon High School and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.  He is working as a Manufacturing Engineer for and Automotive Company in Vandalia, OH but may be moving back to Cincinnati and sending his children to Bethany School!

Class of 1997

Stefanie Eilers – Stefanie attended Ursuline Academy and then The Ohio State University where she received here B.S. Ed and M. Ed.  She lives in Seattle and is an early childhood special educator providing early intervention for children from birth to age 3 with special needs.

Class of 1998

Julie Grote – Julie attended Mount Notre Dame.  Afterward, she attended the Good Samaritan Hospital College of Nursing and the College of Mt. St. Joseph (RN, BSN).  She received certification in geriatrics (RN-BC) and in medical surgical nursing (CMSRN).  She works as a nurse in Clifton.

Domonique (Hardy) Romero – Domonique attend The Summit Country Day for high school.  She earned a Bachelors Degree from Wittenberg University.  She currently lives in the Cincinnati area.

Lora Younger – Lora attended Roger Bacon High School.  She then received her BA in Communication Theory from Wittenberg University and an MS in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Cincinnati.  Lora works as a Community Health Educator for Humana (full time) and a Patient Registrar at Mercy E.D. (part time).  She is a proud Notre Dame Missionary AmeriCorps Alumni Volunteer having served two consecutive years (2011-2013) within Cincinnati, Ohio non-profit organizations.

Class of 1999

Kristyn (Childs) Day – Kristyn went to Ursuline Academy for high school.  She received a BA in Mass Communications from Miami University and an MBA from Capital University.  She is married and has twin boys.

Colin Heidel – Colin attended St. Xavier High School and then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a  Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree from the University of Cincinnati.   He currently lives in the Cincinnati area and works in Construction Management.

Khalfani Marcus Myrick – Marcus attended St. Xavier High School and then Loyola University in Chicago where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.  He currently (as of 2016) is Director of Training and Curriculum at Genesys Works in Chicago.

Class of 2000

Laura (Broun) Thomason – Laura attended Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.  She earned a Business degree from University of Tennessee and an Education degree from Western Governors University.  She is currently a financial advisor in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Class of 2001

Lauren Sharo – Lauren attended Ursuline Academy and then Indiana University where she received a BS in Business (Finance and International Business).  She is currently a Buyer at Pottery Barn in San Francisco.

Jocelyn (Cravens) Watson – Jocelyn attended Ursuline Academy for high school.  She then attended the United States Air Force Academy where she received a BS in Humanities.  Jocelyn is a Captain in the USAF, is married, and has two children.

Lauren (Evans) Toben – Lauren attended St Ursula Academy.  She earned a B.S. in Biology from Howard University, an M.S. in Educational and Learning Sciences from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psycology from Indiana University.  She is currently a Psychologist at Miami University. “I LOVED Bethany and am so grateful that I was able to attend such a nurturing and positive school.”

Charles Galvin – Charles attended St. Xavier High School.   He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and his Law degree from Notre Dame Law School.  He is currently an attorney with a Cincinnati based law firm.  He is married and has a daughter.

Michael Weidman – Mike attended Moeller High School.  He earned a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Butler University.  He is currently a Territory Manager for Boston Scientific Pulmonary.

Sam Westmoreland – Sam attended Roger Bacon High School  and then received a B.A. in Communication from Hanover College.  He currently works for Bleacher Report as an associate breaking news editor.

Jessi Ziepfel – Jessi attended Ursuline Academy for high school.  She then attended The Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry.  She currently lives in South Carolina where she works as a forensic chemist.

Class of 2002

Kristen Abercrombie – Kristen attended St. Ursula Academy for high school.  She then attended the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Design.  She now lives in Los Angeles, California and is working as a Graphic /User Interface Designer.

Samir Bakhru – Samir attended St. Xavier High School for high school.  He then attended Emory University where he received his B.B.A. and the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated Cum Laude with a J.D.   He is a Corporate Attorney in Manhatten, N.Y.

Casey (Ellenberger) Province – Casey graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 and received a BS in Psychology and BS in Elementary Education from the University of Miami (FL).  She is currently a 5th grade teacher in Collier County in Southwest Florida.  She is married and has one child. “Bethany was by far my favorite school I attended.  The educators at Bethany had a major impact on my life.  They inspired me to become a teacher, myself.  Thank you for everything.”

Class of 2003

Chris Handley – Chris attended Lakota West High School.  He earned an Associates of Science from the University of Cincinnati.  He lives in Oakley and is working as a firefighter/paramedic for Deer Park-Silverton and Woodlawn Fire Departments.

Kaitlyn Sharo – Kaitlyn attended Ursuline High School.  She then earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science from the University of Cincinnati.  She currently works in the Marketing Department at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Class of 2004

Jake Hecker – Jake attended St. Xavier University where he was a National Merit Scholar.  He currently works for Harvard Drug Group as a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler, has a son, and lives in Glendale, AZ.

Candace Kirksey – Candace attended St. Ursula Academy then earned her B.A. in Economics from Spelman College.  She worked for P&G for four years after graduation and is currently working on her M.B.A. at New York University Stern School of Business (Class of 2018).

Kim (Lillie) Matthys – Kim attended Ursuline Academy and then earned a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  She currently works for Ford as a Manufacturing Engineer and recently had her first child (son).

Jen (Prows) Milau – Jen attended Ursuline Academy and then the University of Cincinnati where she received a BS in Nursing.  She is currently working as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner while also working on her Masters of Science in Nursing at Wright State University.

Chethan Ramprasad – Chethan attended St. Xavier High School.  He graduated Cum Laude with his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Global Health Technologies from Rice University.  He is currently working on his MD at the University of Miami School of Medicine (class of 2017).

Jaimie Watts – Jaimie attended Lebanon High School.  She received a BS in Animal Sciences in 2012 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016 from The Ohio State University.  She is a small animal veterinarian.

Class of 2005

Allison Cargill – Following her graduation from Bethany School, Allison attended Lakota East High School.  She earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and  an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.  She currently is working in New Jersey.

Jameela Wilson – Jameela attended St. Ursula Academy.  She earned a B.S. in Biology from Nova Southeastern University and a M.S. in Biology from Temple University.  She is currently a teacher near Philadelphia.  “Bethany will forever be a part of me!”

Class of 2006

Jillian Ellis – Jillan attended Ursuline Academy and Lakota West High Schools.  She currently sings, works on music,  is working on her bachelor degree (as of 2016), and volunteers at her church.  “Now that I’m older, I’m more grateful than ever for my small, multicultural school experience.  It widened my grid, and I was able to retain some lifelong relationships.”

Jacob Losey – Jake attended St. Xavier High School.  He then studied Psychology at St. Louis University.  He currently works in the technology industry at a startup company where he does account management and data analytics.   According to Jake, he “attributes a lot of my success to my excellent early education at Bethany.”

Ryan Moody – Ryan attended Wyoming High School.  She later earned a BSE in Chemical Engineering and and MSE in Energy Systems Engineering.

Class of 2008

John Galvin – John attended St. Xavier High School and is finishing his undergraduate program at Emory University (2016) in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.  He has received numerous awards including CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention (2013), UAA All-Conference Team (2012-2016), Emory 100 Senior Honorary (2016), Emory Athletics Aliberti Award (2016).  He will take a gap year to work as a swim coach and research assistant before applying to graduate/medical school.

Madison Oravec – Madison attended Ursuline Academy and then The Ohio State University .  She is graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Speech Pathology and Spanish (2016) and will attend graduate school at Indiana University.

Class of 2009

Erin Donnelly – After leaving Bethany School, Erin attended Ursuline Academy and then The Ohio State University where she received the Eminence Fellowship (full ride scholarship).  She is currently (as of 2016) working on a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree.

Hannah Mehrle – After graduating from Bethany School, Hannah attended Ursuline Academy.  She currently (as of 2016) attends Washington University in St. Louis where she is a member of their softball team.

Maya Prabhu – Maya went to Ursuline Academy and then went on a full ride scholarship to The Ohio State University where she is working on a B.S. in Neuroscience.

 

Class of 2010

Aaron Smith – Aaron attended Winton Woods High School and is currently studying at Thomas More College (as of 2016).

Class of 2011

John Geyer – John attended Moeller High School after leaving Bethany School and was his class Valedictorian.  He currently (as of 2016) attends the University of Pennsylvania and is majoring in math and physics.

Sydney Jones – Sydney attended Seven Hills School and is currently attending DePaul University (as of 2016) where she is on the Dean’s List.

Class of 2012

Brandi Bryson – Brandi has been attending Seven Hills School and will soon graduate (2016).  She will head to Vanderbilt University in this fall.

Nitika Subramanian – Nitika attended Ursuline Academy and will work on an Economics and Philosophy degree at the University of Houston.

Class of 2014

Chase Coyle – Chase is currently attending Moeller High School (Class of 2018).  He recently became a member of the National Honor Society, has earned the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow, and made Eagle Scout.