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2000s Alumni Updates

Below are archived updates for alumni graduating in the 2000s, ordered by graduation year. Visit the Recent Alumni Updates page for current news.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Tracy (Howard) Candler '03 (BS)- I just finished reading the latest departmental alumni newsletter. Sounds like things are going well! It makes me proud to count W&M as my alma mater. My family and I are currently living in Central Honduras, serving with an organization called El Ayudante (The Helper.) Among other programs, we have a clinic on our campus that serves an area of over 15,000 people with general medical care, health education classes, dental and eye care. I have been working with the Honduran Dr.'s as a consultant for the health education programs, helping them with research and teaching methods. It has taken me back to my original desires that began at William and Mary, to teach practical and preventative public health classes. Now, if I had only had the foresight to take Spanish as well! For more information about El Ayudante, visit our web-site at eahonduras.org. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to impact lives both locally and globally. (6/15)

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)

Richard Myers '04 (BS)- Excited to announce my return to the area-- I recently started as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with the Sentara Medical Group, working out of Norfolk General Hospital and Virginia Beach General Hospital. My young (and growing -- just added our second daughter on 2/26/16!) family has now moved back to Hampton Roads and live in Virginia Beach. I certainly look back very fondly on my time at William and Mary and in the Kinesiology department learning the exercise science and biomechanics that I use regularly in my daily life and would like to make myself available for mentoring or shadowing opportunities to undergrads or graduate students looking towards a career in medicine! (3/16)

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)

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)

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. (www.usnwc.org) 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)

Lesley Hunley '07 (BA)- I was named Assistant Superintendent of Mathews County Public Schools and began my new role on July 1st. The school year is off to a great start! (9/15)

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)

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

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)

Mackenzie (Roby) Brown '08 (BS)- Mackenzie and Jake Brown are living and working on the island of Maui. Mackenzie is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist online working with elite water athletes. She recently became a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) through NSCA, in addition to holding her specialty in orthopedics (OSC) through the APTA. Life in Maui is a great mixture of work and play, with endless adventures on the water and in the great outdoors! (9/15)

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)

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)

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)