Where Are They Now Continued

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

 

Where Are They Now?

Read for updates on fellow alumni association members. Members with last names starting with K-Z are featured in this newsletter. Subsequent newsletters will post all new members A-Z as well as any news updates (births, promotions, moves, etc.) that Alumni tell us about. Remember, information is only posted with the permission of the Alumni member.

Karen (Humphreys) Kachigan, 1978 AA-Business, earned a BA from Ohio State University. She was involved in athletics while a student. Karen resides in Long Beach, California with her husband Kurt.

Lisa (Wells) Kaul, 1978 AA. Lisa earned a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Chemical Oceanography from Florida State University and said this was made possible in part by the President's scholarship awarded her by Dr. Heise. She also earned an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Lisa is the Founder and President of ENVECTOR, Inc. an Environmental Project Management company since 1998. Now semi-retired in the Florida Keys, Lisa enjoys sailing to the Bahamas in the summers.

During her time at IRSC she was a student worker in the Financial Aid Office and got to know the counselors and other staff in the Guidance Office as well. She enjoyed helping the swimmers and other scholarship athletes and remembers the KSU (student union) as a great place to ‘people watch'. Her fondest memory was traveling to the Florida Keys with the Marine Biology group and camping and diving there. Lisa resides in Marathon, Florida with her husband, David (who is also an IRSC Alumnus).

Keith Kaut, 1984 AA-General Studies. Keith was a swimmer while as a student and is now in private practice in counseling. His fondest memory of IRSC is winning the Swimming National Championships (9 & 10 record)!

Donald Kelly, 1976 AS-Electronics Technology. In 1979, Don earned his BS in Electronics Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Don also earned further certification in Digital Technology-1st class FCC with Raday endorsement, and in Fiber optics Technology. Don and his wife, Cindy, reside in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Lydia (Turner) Cason Kidd, 1984 AA-Business Administration. After IRSC, she went on to earn a BBA in Management. She remembers with fondness the kindness of the IRSC instructors and the friends she made while a student here. Lydia resides in Vero Beach, Florida with her husband, Allan.

Bruce Knight, 2010 AS-Emergency Medical Services. Upon graduation from IRSC, Bruce took a full time position as a paramedic in the Emergency Room at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. Bruce and his wife, Urszula, reside in Vero Beach, Florida.

Wendy (Shorupski) Landfried, 1998 AS-Business. She also earned her LPN certification from IRSC in 2011. Wendy resides in Stuart, Florida with her husband, Mark.

Justin Leonard, 2002 BAS-Education-Special Education. While a student, Justin was in the Honors at IRSC. He is married with two children and is proud to say that he is still teaching! Justin and his wife, Meghan, reside in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

Monika Liddle, 2011 BAS-Organizational Management-Healthcare. Monika also holds an AS degree from IRSC and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida with her husband, David.

Bradley Locke, 1992 AA-Business. Bradley went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida. He now works as the Production Manager for Southern Fulfillment, Inc. Bradley and his wife, Kelli, reside in Vero Beach, Florida.

Jennifer Locke, 1997 AA-Pre-Veterinary. Jennifer earned her DVM degree at the University of Florida and is now a practicing veterinarian in Jacksonville, specializing in oncology. Jennifer resides in Orange Park, Florida.

Mary Locke, AA-Education. Mary went on to earn additional degrees including a doctorate. While a student she was honored to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is proud to say that she has been employed at IRSC for almost 30 years! Mary resides in Fort Pierce, Florida with her husband, Allen.

Leona McAndrews, 1984-AA Business Administration. Leona also earned a BA from Florida Atlantic University. She has been employed with Broward County Government since 1988 in the areas of Mass Transit, Recycling, and Human Services. Leona resides in Tamarac, Florida.

Deborah McGee, AA-Health Science. Deborah is an LPN and resides in Vero Beach, Florida.

Holly Macias, 2000 AA-Business Administration. Holly went on to earn a BA in Business from St. Leo University and is currently working for IRSC. While a student, she was involved in master's swimming and now resides in Fort Pierce, Florida with her husband, Juan Pablo.

Kristy Marcellaro, 2011 AS-Restaurant Management. While a student, she was in the Honors Program at IRSC. Kristy resides in Vero Beach, Florida.

Erica Martin-Alfrey, 2011 AS-Health Information Management. Erica resides in Stuart, Florida with her husband, Curtis.

Cristina Massimino, 2006 AA-Business. Cristina went on to earn a BS in Business Administration from Ohio State University. She was a swimmer while a student at IRSC and her fondest memory is of swimming in the 2006 Nationals! Cristina resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Kelly Mastros, 2011 AA-English. Kelly is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Janine Merriman, AA. Janine went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University and a Master's from Nova Southeastern University. She resides in Okeechobee, Florida.

Meghan (Cass) Minor, 2011 BAS-Organizational Management. While an IRSC student, Meghan was in the Honors Program and her special memory is of starting the Save 8: Designate Club with her Capstone Project group. Meghan resides in Stuart, Florida with her husband James (also an IRSC Alumnus).

Danielle Mocello, 2011 AS-Human Services. Danielle resides in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Michael Monti, 2009 AA. Michael and his wife, Eloise, reside in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Latoya Mosely, 2011 AA-Social Work. Latoya resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Mary (Lindquist) Mosely, 1967 AA-English Education. Mary earned a BA and an MA from Florida State University. She went on to earn an Edus-Doctorate in Education from Florida Atlantic University.

Mary retired from the St. Lucie County School District in 2010 where she had been a principal for 24 years. She is currently teaching English as adjunct faculty at IRSC. Mary has returned full circle! Her fondest memories of her student days at IRSC are of sporting events and her friends. Mary resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Lorene "Kim” Nelson, 1977 AAS-Secretarial Studies. From her student days at IRSC, Kim is member of Phi Theta Kappa and now resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Sandra (Jackson) Nelson, 2010 AA-General Studies. Sandra is employed at IRSC and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Eulene Neston, 2011 AAS-Organizational Management. Eulene resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Rachael Norwood, 2011 AA-Psychology/Nursing. Rachael resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Marsha Parry, 2011 AA-Business Administration. Marsha resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Paige (Jones) Perez, 2010 AA. Paige went on to earn additional degrees from Ohio State University and North Central State College, Ohio, studying architecture. From her student days at IRSC she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Paige resides in Stuart, Florida with her husband, Matthew.

Bradley Petri, 2011 AAS-Business Administration. As a student, he was honored to be on the 2011 All Florida Academic Team. Bradley and his wife, Tonya, reside in Vero Beach, Florida.

Matilde Poueriet, 2011 AAS-Business Management. Matilde resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband, Matias.

Anthony Puca, 2011 AA-Criminal Justice. Anthony resides in Stuart, Florida.

Barbara Ray-Santiago, 2011 AAS-Business Administration. Barbara resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband, David.

Gerald Resch, 1960 Certificate in Fire Safety. Gerald has the distinction of being in the first graduating class for this program. He worked for the Indian River Fire Department for over 30 years during which time he also served as chief. His daughter, Jennifer, is adjunct faculty at the IRSC Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. Gerald and his wife, Diane, live in Vero Beach, Florida.

Jay "Hal" Roberts (Lifetime IRSC Alumni Association Member), 1968 AA-Business. Jay serves on the IRSC Board of Trustees and is a local banker. Jay and his wife, Janice, live in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Arvette Robinson, 2010 AA-Elementary Education. Arvette resides in Stuart, Florida.

Kirk Robinson, 2005 AA-Economics. Kirk went on to earn a BA in Political Science and an MA in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida. From his student days at IRSC, Kirk is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He now teaches 7th grade Social Studies in Avalon Middle School, Orlando, and is a published author. His books are "Middle School Journal” and "Social Studies and the Young Learner.” Kirk resides in Orlando, Florida.

Evette (Figueroa) Rodriguez, AA. Evette is continuing with her education at IRSC and resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband, Luis.

Gracia (Stephenson) Rosslow (IRSC Alumni Association Lifetime Member), 1969 AA. Gracia is now a CPA and company president and is proud to say she was in the Honors Program while an IRSC student. Gracia resides in San Antonio, Texas.

Jessica Roy, 2011 AA-Business. Jessica is continuing her education at IRSC and will earn a bachelor's in Organizational Management in 2013. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Spanish Club. Jessica resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Julie Russakis, 2008 AA-Business. Julie also earned Professional Certification in Human Resources and is now continuing her education at IRSC seeking a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. Julie resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Magdalena (Ponce) Sanchez, 2011 AS-Early Childhood Education. Magdalena resides in Indiantown, Florida with her husband Alberto.

Debra Schaefer, 2011 AS-Accounting. Debra resides in Sebastian with her husband Jeffrey.

Rachel Schmidt, 2008 AA and Certificate-General Studies. Rachel resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cecele Senorine, 2011 AA-Pharmacy. Cecele resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband, Roland.

Sera Serafini, 2003 AA-General Studies. Sera resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Linda Seraphin, 2000 AA-Psychology. Linda continued her education culminating with a Master's in Mental Health Counseling degree. She is currently a therapist in Palm Beach County. Linda resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Rebecca "Becky” (Staley) Shearer, 2002 AA-Theater/Business. Becky went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University. She has been employed in the IRSC Fine Arts Department as the Fine Arts Program Director since 2003. Becky performed in many IRCC productions as a Theater Scholarship student, making lifetime friends as well as sharing the stage with her future husband, Troy (also an IRSC Alumnus). Becky and Troy reside in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ginger (Smith) Shoun, 1986 AS-Accounting. From her days as an IRSC student, Ginger is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and remembers Jack Klett as her favorite instructor. She joined the IRSC staff in 2000 and enjoys being part of the Pioneer community. Ginger resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida with her husband Clarence.

Cheriese (Mangione) Simpson, 2011 AA-Interior Design. While an IRSC student, Cheriese was a CCG representative and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida with her husband, Glenn.

Angeline (Duncan) Singletary (Lifetime IRSC Alumni Association Member), 1976 AA-General Education. Angeline went on to earn an Educational Specialist Degree and remember with fondness working in the library as a student under the leadership of Ramona Scott. Angeline resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Juliet (Mahoney) Skinner, 2008 AA-Education. Juliet is continuing her education at IRSC for her bachelor's degree in Education-Special Education and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi. Juliet resides in Okeechobee, Florida with her husband Michael.

Loma (Hunter) Spencer, 1981 AA. Loma went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida and is currently employed as a teacher in Indian River County. She resides in Vero Beach, Florida with her husband, Lawrence.

Cheryl Spillman, 1990, AA-General Studies. Cheryl has earned a BA in Broadcast Communication and an MA in English Composition/Rhetoric from Wright State University. She also earned a Master's Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and is currently pursuing her MBA from Washington State University.

Cheryl has won many professional awards including 2 Bronze Quill Awards of Excellence and was named as one of the 2004 "40 Under 40” by the Dayton Business Journal.

Included in her professional credits are productions for Turner Original Programs and Busch Productions and has worked as a Production Accountant for Coffing Publishing. Cheryl resides in Beavercreek, Ohio with her husband Darrin Ebright.

Victoria Stalls, 2000 AA-Elementary Education. Victoria went on to earn a BA from Florida Atlantic University and an MA from Nova Southeastern University. She resides in Fort Pierce.

Lara Stanley, 2011 BAS-Middle Grades Mathematics Education. Lara is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and resides in Okeechobee, Florida.

Clorisse Stephens, 2011 AAS-Business Management. Clorisse resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Eumeaka Stevens, 2011 AS-Paralegal Studies. Eumeaka resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Lynnea Stiles, 2010 BAS-Elementary Science Education. Lynnea also holds an AA degree from IRSC and resides in Vero Beach, Florida.

Erika (Tucker) Strowbridge, 2005 AA-Criminal Justice. Erika went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. While an IRSC student, she was involved with student government and women's basketball. Her fondest memories were made during road trips with her team. Of that time Erika says, "We worked hard and pushed each other to achieve more as a team. I will never forget my teammates.” Erika resides in Fort Pierce with her husband James.

Sarah Sullivan, 2005 AA-Accounting. Sarah is now a CPA working at Deloitte and Touche and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She resides in Boyton Beach, Florida.

Christine (Papke) Talley, 2011 AAS-Business Administration. Christine resides in Vero Beach, Florida with her husband Brady (who is also an Alumnus).

Bernadette (Commons) Taylor, 2011 AA-Accounting. Bernadette resides in Fort Pierce with her husband Richard.

Barbara Tejeda, 2011 Certificate Program in Medical Assisting. As a student, she was Treasurer of the Medical Assisting Club. Barbara resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband Jorge.

Annette (Washington) Turner, 2011 AA-Human Services. Annette resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband John.

Victoria VanBuskirk, 2011 AA-Pharmacy. Victoria resides in Vero Beach, Florida.

Melissa Verrastro, 2008 AA-General Studies. Melissa is now a licensed Pharmacy Technician and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Nancy (Buhrman) Wall, 2000 Cosmetology. While at IRSC, Nancy was involved in student government. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Melissa Prochaska Whigham, 1999 AA-Liberal Arts. Melissa went on to earn a Bachelor's in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and a certification as a SHRM PHR. She resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida with her husband Gary.

Emilie Windham, 2011 BAS-Organizational Management. Emilie also earned an AA in Finance/Marketing from IRSC and resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Ashley Wood, 2005-AA in Sociology. Ashley also holds an AS in Nursing and is a certified EMT both of which she earned at IRSC. She is currently an Emergency Room nurse in the St. Lucie Medical Center. Ashley resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cheryl Worlow, AA-Social Work. Cheryl is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and earned a BAS degree from Florida Atlantic University. She resides in Okeechobee, Florida.

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