Send in a Class Note or Obit
Want to submit your a class note? Write to us about your latest travels, alumni you have seen recently, a marriage, new addition to the family, a job change or perhaps some other great happenings in your life. Obituaries may also be submitted.
This most recent batch of Class Notes and Obits were submitted before May 1.
The deadline to submit entries for the Earlhamite‘s next issue is May 1. Go to earlham.edu/class-notes to submit, or write to [email protected]. Submissions may be edited for length or other editorial considerations.
Need to get in touch with your class chair? Find them on the class chair page. The chairs serve as goodwill ambassadors and are encouraged to help organize class reunions and other alumni gatherings in their communities.
Alumni Council message
Over the last couple of years, Alumni Council has undertaken the important, but laborious work of reviewing (and ultimately rewriting) our group’s constitution, committee structure and organizational goals. Every member of Council was involved in the process and we now have a more nimble organization for moving forward.
Our current areas of focus:
- Facilitation of alumni-to-alumni engagement through on campus and remote events.
- Alumni-to-campus engagement focused around support for recruitment activities, career development, and general support for the well-being of College employees.
- An increased and dedicated effort to be, both as individual members and as an organization, deliberately supportive of ways we can be more inclusive.
Alumni Council is seeking new members who have passion for support of Earlham College, and want to lend their time and talent toward these efforts. If you want to get involved, please visit the Alumni Council web page at earlham.edu/ac to learn more, and complete the nomination form. We look forward to seeing new Earlhamites get involved with the work of Alumni Council!
For more information about Alumni Council, visit https://earlham.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/. Email us at [email protected].
Regarding the Class Notes & Obituaries database
We are working on search/navigation issues with the database. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Currently it is not possible to select by a class year, for example, and see the results. The simplest way to find a class year or person is to enter the year or name in the search field (image, right)
The obituary for Melissa Johnson ’03 can be found online here. Earlham will hold a celebration of Melissa’s life on Sunday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., on campus at Stout Meetinghouse.
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|Chania Whitaker||2018||Spring 2023 issue||I recently received my doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University.||General update||More details|
|Kayla Trevino||2018||Winter 2022 issue||I started the master's of science psychology program at Arizona State University in August. I'm on the fast track expect to graduate next summer. I will be getting married in March of 2022!||General update||More details|
|Chisama Ku Penn||2016||Winter 2022 issue||In 2019, Chisama Ku Penn started Custom Tradition, a black-owned, fair-trade project based in Mexico that supports indigenous women artisans by working with them directly and providing them with access to a global market to promote their handicrafts. She is currently raising money to support this project so that she can continue to positively impact the women she works with in more ways than one. If you would like to support her, please take a moment to donate by visiting www.CustomTradition.com.||General update||More details|
|Chris Angell||2015||Winter 2022 issue||This year I have two exciting announcements! First, in May, I earned my doctorate in biology at the University of Ottawa, where I studied aging in wild flies in beautiful (and mosquito-ridden) Algonquin Provincial Park. Second, after a long time away, I've returned to Earlham this fall as the biology lab and stockroom manager. I'm grateful to be back in my old department, but now on the "other side!"||General update||More details|
|Emily Bell-Hoerth||2014||Fall 2022 issue||Emily has spent the past two years recovering from multiple traumatic brain injuries, which have caused her to leave her job as a Camp Director and teacher. In happier news, she married Nicky Sontag '16 in December of 2021.||Marriage, General update||More details|
|Ellen St. Romain||2014||Fall 2022 issue||Hey everyone! I'm living in Austin, Texas with my husband, our dog, and 5 chickens. I recently started working for Texas Parks and Wildlife as a GIS Analyst. The job is great, life is good, and I get to do a lot of gardening and yoga in my free time. Living the dream. Reach out if you're ever in the area!||General update||More details|
|Elliot Kramer||2014||Spring 2023 issue||Elliot Kramer and his family have had an exciting year. In June, Elliot successfully defended his PhD thesis. Right around then he and his wife, Laura, moved back to Buffalo, New York so that he could return to medical school and round out the last two years of his MD-PhD. Then in August, Laura and Elliot welcomed their son to the world. Simon has lit up their lives in so many ways, and everyone is looking forward to all the joys this next year will bring!||Birth, General update||More details|
|Arielle Webb||2014||Winter 2022 issue||Arielle Webb, M.Ed., LMHC continues to pursue her career in mental health as a Youth and Family Mental Health Counselor at a 503(c) non-profit in the inland Northwest, United States. Arielle provides in-person and virtual individual, family and group therapy primarily to adolescents and children from underserved and marginalized rural communities. Providing a courageous and confidential space for youth to heal and prosper is important to Arielle; it is the "why" that fuels her commitment, despite the increased demands and challenges exacerbated by the global pandemic. To offset the demands, Arielle has found no shortage of hobbies to enjoy during her personal time. From the Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse, Arielle fully indulges the diverse terrain of the Northwest through mountain biking, backpacking, hiking and outdoor rock climbing. With snow on the horizon, Arielle looks forward to shredding the mountains on her snowboard! Although the global pandemic has posed both personal and professional challenges, Arielle is grateful for the unconditional support of her family, close friends, partner and beloved animal companion, Waffles, an 80 lb. brindle-colored French Bullmastiff. Sadly, Waffles passed away in May 2021 from bone cancer. Arielle looks forward to spending the winter holidays with her and her partner's family on the east and west coast (United States), respectfully.||General update||More details|
|Angelica DeSimio||2014||Fall 2022 issue||My wife Hannah (Scout) and I are happily expecting a new addition to our family this fall! Baby DeSimio is expected to make her appearance in late September. Chicken the dog and Rao the cat will be great big sisters, and we're excited for the adventures that await us. If you're ever passing through Kansas City, let me know!||Birth, General update||More details|
|Arielle Webb||2014||Spring 2023 issue||Since graduating from Earlham in 2014 and returning from Central America in 2015, Arielle held several jobs in the mental health and social service fields before earning a master's degree in clinical mental health and rehabilitation counseling from The Pennsylvania State University in 2020. Since then, Arielle has been working as a Licensed Mental health Counselor at a non-profit community clinic in rural eastern Washington serving mostly children, adolescents, and families. More recently, Arielle has been an active member of several professional counseling associations including presenting at national conferences. Arielle finds joy and restoration through backpacking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and, most recently, mountaineering.||General update||More details|
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As when it was founded in 1873, the mission of our alumni magazine is to “bear tidings of prosperity and vicissitudes of Earlham to its friends and supporters.” Today, it does that and more as it connects Earlhamites together from across the globe.