2010s Alumni Updates

Below are archived updates for alumni graduating in the 2010s, ordered by graduation year. Visit the Recent Alumni Updates page for current news.

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)

Brittany Vallette '10 (BS)- Starting 2nd year of PhD in Molecular Biomedical Sciences at NC State (5/16)

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)

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)

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)

Kelly Fini '12 (BS)- Kelly has just earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth university. (6/15)

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

Tina Fischel '13 (BS)- I am working as an RN at the University of Colorado Hospital (Anschutz Medical Campus) in Denver, Colorado on the Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant unit. I will be presenting an evidence-based practice project with several other new graduate nurses on the effectiveness (and cost-effectiveness) of scalp cooling therapy in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. But my even more exciting news is that I am slated to start volunteering at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at the end of this year! I will be stationed in the Expedition Health exhibit (http://www.dmns.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/expedition-health/), which chronicles the journey up Mt. Evans and the body's response to the altitude and elements (probably of great interest to Professor Kambis). The exhibit is extremely interactive and covers topics from muscles to urine excretion to sun exposure to biofeedback to gait. I'll have the opportunity to set up informational carts throughout the exhibit, supervise mini experiments, and potentially become a citizen scientist in the lab! Right now they're studying the genetics of sour taste. I'm so excited to be getting involved with the community, science, teaching, and fun! All are welcome to come visit. (11/16)

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)

Tara (Ruiz) Toombs '13 (BS)- Accepted into the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA. This two year accelerated program begins in May. (3/16)

Kevin Minner '14 (BS)- Things have taken off since I left William and Mary over a year ago. I began my Master's in Science of Occupational Therapy in September at Boston University. I have excelled in the program and know that I have found what I want to do with my life. I had a conversation with Dr. Kambis my senior year about pursuing a doctorate degree and he told me to do it ASAP because I may regret having to go back to school later on. Well, I took his advice and applied and was accepted into the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Boston University. Classes have begun and I am thrilled with my decision. So by 2018, I will have my MSOT and OTD degrees. Thank you to all my professors in the Kines department! I wouldn't have made it here without you! (6/15)

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)

Jyness Williams '14 (BS)- I am currently completing my first year at VCU School of Pharmacy. I will embark on my first of several rotations in May at the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington DC. (3/16)

Alex Court '15 (BS)- I traded my cap and gown for a polo and name tag at my new job in my hometown of Vienna, VA. I am an adminstrative assistant at Ascend Physical Therapy and Wellness where each day is filled with challenges and surprises. I absolutely love my job, it's helping save up for graduate school next year. We also have had a few William and Mary Alums stop by for treatment, and I met some young folks who are now Freshmen at the College. Have a terrific Fall semester W&M! I can't wait to see you all at the Homecoming tent. (9/15)

Sarah Girgis '15 (BS)- I am currently an AmeriCorps member working at Capital Area Food Bank located in Washington, D.C. I am a program coordinator for an education program called Cooking Matters. AmeriCorps is an awesome opportunity to gain experience and practice networking and management skills in pretty much any area of interest. I love the work that I'm doing in the public health field here, and I know that a lot of William and Mary students would thrive in programs such as these. (3/16)

Inanje Mintz '15 (BS)- Inanje Mintz was accepted into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Associate Program. She will be working on emergency preparedness and the prevention of infectious disease at the CDC Quarantine Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (9/15)