May 2014 Class Notes

List of 6 items.

  • Class of 2000

    Hannah Lehmann ‘00
    Hannah Lehmann holds a BFA from The University of Toledo with a major concentration in Printmaking and a minor concentration in both Drawing and Ceramics.  She frequently combines these medias in order to best explore themes involving resources, labor, consumption, natural history, and human emotion.  Her work has been shown regionally and nationally, and is available for purchase through the Zygote Press, Cleveland and Hudson Gallery, Sylvania. She lives and works in Toledo, OH.
  • Class of 2002

    Sami Lea Lipman '02
    Sami Lea Lipman was part of the team of 25 master teachers selected to teach yoga on the White House lawn at the annual Easter Egg Roll. “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” is the message Michelle Obama created when she transformed the once-elite event into a family-friendly extravaganza promoting health and wellness. Sami was moved by the experience of being able to share her passion with kids, whose curiosity enabled them to fearlessly topple around on mats in their adorable Easter attire, while learning about the fun and healthy benefits of yoga at an early age. Sami lives and teaches yoga in Boulder, CO.
  • Class of 2005

    Erin Anderson ‘05
    Erin is a painter and visual artist, living and working in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and Entrepreneurship from Miami University, she completed a program with Ani Art Academy Waichulis; focusing her studies on portraiture and depicting the human figure, she sought to explore the emotional nature of interactive dynamics both internal and interpersonal. Her strong background in art and entrepreneurship inspired her to found Atelier Dualis, an independent fine art school designed to give its students the most useful education possible. Atelier Dualis evokes the dual focuses of her curriculum: fine art on one hand, and on the other, the business acumen to turn that creative skill into a tenable career, a powerful combination for any aspiring art professional.

    Working on copper sheet, Erin’s compositions remain anchored in representational figure painting juxtaposed by abstract geometrical imagery. Fascinated by the “space between”, her inspiration lies in visualizing dynamics within individuals and groups. Drawing visual comparisons from systems in nature, she fills the void with inference into the dynamic and flow of subjects in her work by etching complex designs into the copper substrate. The ensuing work is an exploration of our relationships to one another and the mechanism through which we are connected."
  • Eli LIpman ‘07 Molly Ebraheim Widmer '07

    Class of 2007

    Victoria Phifer '07
    Victoria finished first year of Graduate School at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health! She is pursuing an MPH in Management and Policy, with a focus on women’s health policy.  This April she was selected with 4 other students as a recipient of the 2014 Herman L. Reese Community Service Award. It is a scholarship given by the Caucus of Black Emory Alumni to recognize “students who have shown dutiful service to the Emory community and made significant contributions to the black community at Emory, as well as the greater Atlanta community.”

    Eli Lipman ‘07
    After taking glass blowing and lampworking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art during high school, Eli attended Salem College in New Jersey where he attained an Associate's Degree in Scientific Glass Technology. Eli's current work reflects his interest and understanding of scientific and technical glass in the hot shop and on the torch. A Toledo native, Eli continues to play an integral role in furthering Gathered Art Gallery and Studio’s  facilities, classes, PR, and production glass.  He we aims to create an environment where artists and community members alike can come together and draw from each other's knowledge and creativity.  Gathered includes a gallery displaying artists from around the country, private artist studios available for rent, and working hot shop and lampworking studio  We are located across the street from the famous Toledo Mudhens, in the heart of downtown Toledo's historic warehouse district.. Being one of the first fireproof buildings in Ohio, the 120+ year old reinforced concrete and brick Morton Storage building is ideal for a hot shop!

    Molly Ebraheim Widmer '07
    Molly Ebraheim Widmer got married to Johnathon Widmer on July 21 2013 at Toledo Country Club. Alex Mandros was one of her bridesmaids and other MV people attended the wedding. Johnny went to University of Colorado and played for the golf team. Molly went to DePaul University and got her bachelors in Biological Sciences. After college they moved to Toledo. She currently getting my MBA in healthcare systems management with a specializtion in Epidemiology. He is pursuing a career in marine art and has been extremely successful kick starting his career by creating life-size paintings of game fish. They plan on being in Toledo until she finishes school and hopefully will move to Florida.
  • Rick Deichert '10 Alex Brooks '10

    Class of 2010

    Rick Deichert '10
    Sophomore Rick Deichert earned All-Conference honors for the second consecutive season to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships Friday-Sunday at River Greens Golf Course.

    Alex Brooks '10
    Alex Brooks graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syacuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications this May. He was awarded the Dean's Service Award for his dedication and widespread involvement within the Newhouse School, and will be starting a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars as Public Relations Coordinator this summer.

    Jangus Whitmire '10
    Jangus will be traveling with an interdisciplinary team of Medical Students, PA students, Nursing  Students, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Physician Assistants, and one pharmacy student (Jangus) as part of a Medical Mission reaching rural villages in the country of Nicaragua in Central America.We are staying at El Ayudante which is a housed building for Medical Mission team members, and we go to the clinic sites. It was started in 2007 by Will Schmitt, who is now a plastic surgery resident.

  • Class of 2012

    Eric Esten '12
    Eric was one of the WheaTalks speaker this year. WheaTalks is a one-night event hosted by The Wheaton College Chapter of The Roosevelt Institute, the The Wheaton Institute of Interdisciplinary Humanities (WIIH) andTriBeta.  10 speakers will share the ideas they’ve thought of in class, in the shower, wherever. It could be a project they’ve been working on, or it could be a real passion of theirs.It could be ANYTHING, we want to hear it. Speakers will have 10 minutes each to tell us about their great idea and why it’s important that we know about it.We believe there is so much we can learn from each other. As last year’s event demonstrated, WheaTalks is an intellectually stimulating evening that is simply the beginning of a greater conversation about some amazing ideas. Presentations will be delivered in the TEDTalks style (meaning to the point and engaging).

    Eric Esten gives his WheaTalk at Wheaton College:

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