Class Notes: Where Are They Now?
Shannon Walker, School of Legal Studies, 2011, was accepted to Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she plans to focus in entertainment law and family law. She relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Atlanta, Georgia, in order to start school in January 2012. But that’s not all: Shannon writes, “My first book Learning Life's Lessons will be published in June of 2012. I am also featured in the movie Lottery Ticket as the preacher’s trophy wife.”
Susan Bernard Liverpool, College of Arts and Sciences, 2010, recently became a grandmother. She also got married and enjoyed a honeymoon in Puerto Rico. She started a new job at a doctor’s office where she says, “My human services degree is being put to great use.” Susan has a second job at a nursing home. She writes, “Kaplan University started my year with fireworks and things have not slowed down since.”
Jason Kean, School of Business and Management, 2005, is employed as a supervisor with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He toured the Deep South this past summer on his Harley Davidson.
Tamika Brewer, Medical Assisting/School of Health Sciences, 2010, recently got engaged. She has been working at the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio as a capability teacher since graduation. Next year, she plans to return to school for her registered nursing degree.
Debbie Tolson, School of Graduate Education, 2011, is an accreditation specialist with the Business Relations Department of the Better Business Bureau. She is also an adjunct professor in the math prep program of the Developmental Education Department at Palm Beach State College.
Taketia Jackson-Ware, School of Business and Management, 2008, (2014), is an accountant for the Academy of Scholastic Achievement, which she describes as “a public alternative high school committed to providing a quality education to high school dropouts and students who are disconnected from traditional public schools.” She writes, "I am married to my wonderful husband, Michael Ware, who is also an alumnus of Kaplan University. This January 15, 2012, we celebrated our 7-year wedding anniversary. We are proud parents of two boys Michael (5) and Jaylen (3).” She recently reenrolled in Kaplan University to complete a specialization in human resources.
Lia Adams Caldwell, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011, became the newsletter editor for the Arizona Society of Histotechnology after graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in technical writing.
Donna Glasper, School of Legal Studies, 2008, 2010, (2013), writes, “I have joined the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, and my most exciting news is that I have been recommended by my supervisor to become a member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board as a lay person.” She is employed at the Southern University Law Center as the administrative assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She is also currently completing a master’s degree at Kaplan University.
Denyse Demner, School of Business and Management, 2006, writes, “I am happy to say that I am returning to Kaplan University for my master's degree in accounting with the intent to apply for my CPA license. I have done well at work, but I have gone as far as I can go without further education. I am very excited and looking forward to the challenge.”
Julia Gardner, College of Arts and Sciences, 2010, is finishing up her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University, while continuing to work full time as a speech language pathology assistant in an outpatient clinic. Upon earning her master’s degree, she will be promoted.
Jerry Dugenia, School of Criminal Justice, 2011, is working for a state agency related to law enforcement. He writes, “I would like to obtain a position with a federal law enforcement agency, preferably the U.S. Marshals.”
Jeffery Hilton, School of Business and Management, 2006, 2010, began teaching English as a second language to several Spanish-speaking men and women in Katy, Texas. He recently changed positions at work and is now a field service supervisor for Dresser-Rand.
Denise Johnson, School of Legal Studies, 2010, is working as a paralegal for an attorney in Southern California.
Dawn Gill, School of Criminal Justice, 2011, recently relocated from Houston, Texas, to Illinois, where she started a new position as a paralegal with the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Ocelee Tonya Qualls, School of Legal Studies, 2011, (2014), is back at Kaplan University earning her Master of Public Administration.
Bryan A. McGown, School of Business and Management, 2006, recently accepted a position with AMVETS Career Center as a veteran-employer outreach specialist.
Mary Matthews, School of Legal Studies, 2007, is still employed with Follett Corporation as a corporate paralegal and is in the process of studying for PACE.
Quentin Aaron, School of Information Technology, 2010, is working as an Internet development manager for the software company ShareOne, Inc.
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