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Kirsten L. Aymer, B.A. 2000 (A&S), began a full-time career as an independent sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics in July 2007. Prior to beginning her business, she was manager of the Theater for Young Audiences program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She and her husband of five years, Mark, live in Silver Spring, Md., with their two dogs, Beau and Sadie.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Candace L. Hunstiger, J.D. 2000 (LAW), stationed at Washington, D.C.’s Bolling Air Force Base, received the Air Force District of Washington Outstanding Judge Advocate of the Year Award, which is given to an officer who demonstrates excellence, initiative and devotion to duty. The deputy staff judge advocate on the base, she was recently promoted to the rank of major.

Gretchen Aquilina, B.S. 2001 (A&S), of Philadelphia, graduated with a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has entered a surgery residency program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Rev. Patrick D. Fenton, Ph.B. 2001 (PHIL), was ordained a priest in August for the Diocese of Tyler in Texas.

Elisabeth Pezzolla, B.A. 2003 (A&S), received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree in 2006 from the University at Albany-SUNY. Since graduating she has worked for the state government of New York and for a community planning consultant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In March she began working as a park planner for the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, working on projects in New York City and Long Island.

Ryan M. Mascio, B.S. 2004 (A&S), of Bethesda, Md., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Upon graduating, he was promoted to captain in the Army Medical Corps. He is now beginning his pediatrics residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

MaryKate Cleary, B.A. 2006 (A&S), was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Germany for the 2008–2009 academic year. A German major while at CUA, she will serve as an English language teaching assistant at an elementary school in Dresden and will conduct research at the Technische Universität in the field of applied linguistics, specifically second-language acquisition in early education. Prior to this award, Cleary was living in New York City where she worked as a development assistant at the Jewish Museum and later as a translator and editor for a company that researches the international art market.

Brian Jefferes, B.A. 2006 (A&S), of West Chester, Pa., has been elected Chester County vicariate representative for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Association of Parish Directors, Coordinators and Administrators of Religious Education. He will serve as a representative for the area’s directors of religious education and will be a member of the archdiocesan executive board.

Cameron Gowan, M.S.L.S. 2007 (LIS), of Springfield, Va., was elected vice president/president-elect of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.

Patrick Jeruel Rohan, B.A. 2008 (A&S), has accepted a teaching position at St. Dominic High School on the island of Saint Maarten in the Dutch West Indies. He will be teaching French.

John P. Walsh, B.A. 2008 (A&S), of Silver Spring, Md., gained his first post-graduation employment with the Republican National Committee, helping in the 2008 campaigns of Sen. John McCain and other Republicans.

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