Alumni Updates

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Adam Bratton '06 (BS)- Currently working as the Events & Sponsorship Manager for the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a 700 acre outdoor lifestyle facility including whitewater rafting, zip lining, Stand Up Paddleboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, concerts, race, etc in Charlotte, NC. ( Married a Kristi (Kosatschenko) Bratton in 2013 and just built a new house that we moved into about 3 weeks ago. Looking forward to heading back to Williamsburg this weekend for a 30th BDay party for another W&M grad. (2/15)

Whitney Shephard '14 (BS)-I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Washington, DC. When my term ends in August, I will begin graduate school at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health studying Sociomedical Sciences, with a certificate in Global Health. (2/15)

Corrine Sparkman '02 (BS)- I recently moved back to Williamsburg and opened a 4000sq foot CrossFit gym, Drachen CrossFit. We are so happy to be back in Williamsburg and would love to have any alumni, faculty, or students come visit us at 332 McLaws Circle, Suite 111! (2/15)

Sophia Corrigan '13 (BS)- In March 2015, I will be starting the Physician Assistant program at Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC. (12/14)

Jillian Jackson '11 (BS)- After graduating from the Colorado School of Public Health, I have been working with the University of Colorado Health system as a health educator and researcher for the Healthy Hearts program, a prevention program in Northern Colorado. I serve as the nutrition expert on a diverse team of health professionals that enter elementary and high schools for the purpose of heart health education and cholesterol screenings. (11/14)

Mary Catherine McGinn '07 (BS)- I graduated from VCU School of Dentistry (D.D.S.) in May. Upon graduation, I was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. I am currently doing a one year general practice residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. (Before dental school, I earned a M.S. in Physiology 2010 from VCU School of Medicine.) (9/14)

Courtney Sutton '11 (BS)- I graduated from James Madison University with my Masters of Exercise Science (concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology) in May 2014. For a few months I worked at Emory University as a Wellness Programmer for faculty and staff. I have recently started teaching full-time at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, as a Clinical Instructor in the Kinesiology and Health Department. I am teaching Clinical Exercise Physiology, Health/Wellness, and overseeing internships. Additionally, I am currently working on publishing my masters thesis. (9/14)

Kevin Orndorff '13 (BS)- I've been working as a scribe in a cardiology office since this past April and have been learning a lot about the heart and being a doctor. (9/14)

Courtney Sutton '11 (BS)- After graduating from W&M, I worked at a physical therapy clinic in Williamsburg as an Exercise Specialist for one year. I'm now currently one semester away from graduating with my Masters of Exercise Science from James Madison University. The concentration is in Clinical Exercise Physiology. I have a graduate teaching assistantship here which pays for my tuition and I receive a stipend (I strongly suggest this program if anyone is interested)! I'm hoping to land a job as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehab in Atlanta, GA!
Go Tribe!(12/13)

Julie (Drifmeyer) Shaffner '05 (BS)- I completed my Masters in Biomechanics and a Masters in Public Health at Purdue University in 2008 and 2010. I'm currently a fellow in the Public Health Prevention Service program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(9/13)

Kimberly Milliff '10 (Minor)- I was a Psychology Major and Kinesiology minor, graduating in 2010. I completed a Master's of Science in Medical Science at Hampton University in 2013, and have since begin my first year as an osteopathic medical student at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. My experiences with the kinesiology department at William and Mary provided such a strong foundation for my pursuits in the health field. I continue to utilize the knowledge and experiences provided to me during my time engaged in kinesiology courses at the College of William and Mary.(9/13)

Andrew Longosz '08 (BS-Premed)- On June 4, 2012 I was awarded a Post-bac IRTA position at the NIH to study International HIV/STDs as part of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation/ NIAID. I am currently stationed at NIH’s Baltimore campus located at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Recently, I submitted an abstract entitled “Characterization of Immune Response in Ugandan Women Infected With Subtype A and D HIV Using the BED Capture Immunoassay and an Antibody Avidity Assay” to CROI 2013 (Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections). The abstract was accepted and I received a Young Investigator Award from the conference to present my findings. Other projects I am currently working on include 454 Pyrosequencing, RT-PCR, Luminex HIV-1 specific Bio-Plex assays, Sedia HIV-1 LAg-Avidity EIA, Sedia BED HIV-1 Incidence EIA and BioRad GS HIV-1/ HIV-2 Plus O EIA and Avidity Assays. I am also heading CEPHIA, consortium for the evaluation and performance of HIV incidence assays project, for the NIH LIR lab in Baltimore for which I met with leading experts in HIV research at CDC (Centers for Disease control Atlanta) this fall. The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation testing the Bio Rad Avidity Testing assay for clinical use.(1/13)

Lyndsey (Paul) Haynie '01 (BS)- After W&M, I moved to Aspen, CO to work, play and decide what was next. I decided that becoming a Physician Assistant was my next step. I graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant program in 2007, returned to Aspen and have been working with Aspen Orthopaedics in Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine since. I married my husband Eric in 2007 and have two crazy boys, Jack age 3 and Aiden age 1. I have fond memories of the kinesiology program and I'm very happy to see PA studies included the in the curriculum now! (11/12)

Jason Schoener '07 (BS)- I am practicing dentistry for the US Air Force at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey through November 2013. (11/12)

Renee (Dane) Seaman '93 (BS)- Working as a Nurse Practitioner in Trauma @ MCV. I miss my "athletic" contacts. Have 3 girls 12 y.o & twin 5yr olds who are very active. The oldest dances @ School of theRichmond Ballet, 1 does gymnastics & the other is finding her way & trying lots of things out. Hope all are well! (10/12)

David Vicks '99 (BS) - I am currently serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. Since graduating, I have earned a M.S. in Quality Management Systems, as well as a second M.S. in Strategic Intelligence, from the Defense Intelligence Agency's National Defense Intelligence College. I have served in a variety of positions over the last 10 years, including Search & Rescue Coordinator, Law Enforcement Boarding Officer, Supervisor of a Command Center, and currently as Chief of the Intelligence Division for North Carolina. Although I have largely moved away from Kinesiology during my career, I greatly value the education I received at W&M. As my Command's Health Promotion Coordinator and Wellness Coordinator (collateral duties), I regularly call upon many of the principles learned from Professors McCoy, Charles, Deschenes, and Kambis in order to serve my fellow Coast Guard members. (10/11)

Jennifer McFaden '09 (BS) - I graduated from VCU School of Nursing in December 2010, and have been working as an RN in the Pediatric ICU at MCV in Richmond since January 2011. (10/11)

Kristen Slack '07 (B.S.) - I am   in medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, and now rotating through my third Year! So far I am still thinking about going into Pediatrics but enjoying several other specialties as well. I have continued to be involved in research (having gotten my start with Brennan in the MCP lab!) by serving as a student member of the hospital's IRB. As always, I am very happy to be a resource for up and coming Kinesiology students and am best contacted via email! (10/11)

Ashley Woolfork '01 (B.S.) -  After graduation, I moved to Harrisonburg, VA and worked for a few years before returning to graduate school. I attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and received my Master of Medical Science in Mat 2008. I have been working as a Physician Assistant at James madison University in Harrisonburg, VA since December 2008. (10/11)

Christin Gethers '04 (B.S.) - After graduating, I moved to Philadelphia and completed a post-baccalaureate pre-med program at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, I'm a third year medical student at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. (11/10)

Nicole (Swann) Dodge '08 (BBA) - I saw the homecoming update, and I wanted to share our good news with the Kines. department! On August 22, I was married to Andrew Dodge (also class of 2008, and also a kines. major!). We are currently living just outside of Dallas while he attends chiropractic school at Parker College! I am working as an Account Coordinator at a marketing firm with Sally Beauty Supply. (10/09)

Julie Drifmeyer '05 (BS)- I completed my Masters in Biomechanics at Purdue University in 2008.  I'm working towards my Masters in Public Health (also at Purdue), and should earn this degree in 2010. (10/09)

Rachel Vance '05 (BS) - I went on to graduate school in Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University.  I'm currently working as an Exercise Physiologist in Winston-Salem at one of the largest cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs in the state. (11/09)

Jessyca (Arthur) Arthur-Cameselle '02 (BS)- In 2007, I received a doctorate from Boston University in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Sport Psychology Counseling. I currently work at Vassar College in the College Counseling Service. I teach undergraduate psychology courses at Purchase College- State University of New York and I teach graduate counseling courses at Marist College.  I got married to Pedro Cameselle in August of 2009.  (10/09)

Laura (Hanson) Antonio '02 (BA) - I am currently a manager for a cardiac device company called Deltex Medical.  Our focus is hemodynamic monitoring during surgery.  I mostly work with the anesthesiologists and intensivists.  It is exciting and challenging work.  Prior to my current job, I worked in cardiac and pulmonary rehab for about six years.  I also became a writer for The American College of Sports Medicine.  I helped write the practice test and national exam for Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.  I am also a RCEP and have been for three years.  ACSM is a wonderful organization. (10/09)

John Rockwell '96 (BS)- Working for UNC Hospitals as Administrative Director of Oncology.  We opened the new state of the art North Carolina Cancer Hospital this summer and things are moving quickly for the Cancer Center as a result significant investments in the program.  Prior to joining UNC I worked for several years traveling the country as a Business, Operations and Strategy Consultant to Hospitals of all types.  Many fond memories of Drs. McCoy, Kambis Charles and Deschenes and I'm certainly pleased and proud to see how well the department is doing. (10/09)

Deborah (Herring) Grissett '92 (BS)- Recently received promotion to Neuroscience Specialty Sales with Schering-Plough/Merck.

Andrew Herzog '77 (BA)- After graduation I flew helicopters for the Marine Corps and Navy. While in the military earned an MS in International Relations. After retirement, I gained my Juris Doctor degree and have put my Kinesiology, Physiology and Anatomy training to use litigating traumatic brain injury cases. The W&M education has helped me on thousands of occasions in understanding the nature of injuries and enabled me to explain the real world consequences to help those who kindly trusted me in their time of need. Best of luck with the new website and evolving department! (10/09)