MHC Class of 2006: Off and Running

Posted: June 21, 2006

Now fully fledged, Mount Holyoke seniors are heading far and wide, some to graduate school, some to work. Here is a sampling of the destinations of the class of 2006.

Among the students heading to medical school are Naturcia Rodrigues (University of Connecticut), Kimberly Bucknor (NYU). Other students pursuing advanced degrees in the medical field include Karlene Ferron FP, who will be in the doctoral program in counseling psychology at Seton Hall University, and Katie MacDonald, who is headed to Duke University's doctoral program in physical therapy. Melanie Hnot will be attending veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chisanga Lwatula will be attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Students going on to graduate school include Elizabeth Marek (biochemistry at Georgetown University), Christina Villarruel (computer science at the University of North Carolina) and Tiffany Dembowski (art history at St. Andrews University in Scotland).

Several members of the class of 2006 are going to divinity school, including Christine Overstreet and Mary Fuchs, who will be pursuing M.A.s at Yale Divinity and Harvard Divinity schools, respectively.

Among those bound for law school is Kaitlyn Anne Wild, who will attend Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Some 2006 graduates will be at the front of the classroom next fall. Rachael Canaday will be teaching elementary school in New York City through the NYC Teaching Fellows Program. Drew Silver will be teaching upper-school science at Franklin Academy in East Haddam, Connecticut.

As always, science and medicine have drawn a number of students. Lisa Brunie will be working as a research associate at the Earth, Ocean, and Space Center at the University of New Hampshire. Sofia Durrani will be a research program coordinator at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Katherine Jackson will be a research coordinator in the HIV clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Out on the West Coast, Emily Castle will be working as a program manager for CRG Events, a Seattle-based corporate events planning company.

This is just a partial list of where the class of 2006 is headed. Please contact Sarah Barrett with information about the future plans of the class of '06.

Related Links:

Commencement 2006 Home Page

Class of 2006 News