Alumni Updates

What's happening with Springer Alumni?
Read below to see what old classmates and friends are doing since leaving Springer!

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Ben Courter '17 is a junior at Turpin High School where he is a member of the Swim Team and the Digital Imaging Club. Ben plans to join the Navy after high school.  1-17-20

Nick Comarata '17 is a sophomore at Elder High School, where he is a member of the bowling team and the photography club.   (11-9-18)


Megan Ackley '16 is a rising junior at Holy Cross High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society. She received sophomore departmental awards to Honors World History, Geometry, Chemistry, and the Art II award, as well as First Honors for the 2017-2018 school year. Megan has been hired as one of 120 Apprentice Artists for this year's Artworks Summer program in Cincinnati. She will be working on a mural project in Finneytown. Megan was also accepted for a week-long Creative Writing Institute in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University's Summer Program for high school students.  (5-28-18)


Will Bertsch '15 will graduate from Highlands High School this spring. Will has been accepted to the Ohio State University, where he will be a member of the Varsity Cheerleading Team.  (3-12-19)

Will Duke '15 is a senior at Elder High School. Will is a member of the bowling team and the glee club. This summer, he will travel with the glee club to Germany, and in the fall, he plans to begin college at the University of Cincinnati - Clermont, where he will study aviation.   (11-9-18)

Patrick Rogers '15 is a junior at Indian Hill High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society. Patrick recently spent two weeks in Taiwan with the Cincinnati Sister Cities program. He hopes to study Fashion Business at High Point University in North Carolina, with a goal to own his own fashion store.   (8-31-18)

Connor Ward '15 is a junior at Summit Transitional High School, where he is earning As and Bs. Connor is interested in attending Savannah College of Art and Design after graduation from high school, where he plans to study drama and/or animation.   (3-16-18)

Natalie Sparling '15 is a sophomore at Holy Cross High School. She is enjoying Holy Cross, where she made honor roll as a freshman, and finished with a 3.5 GPA. She has enjoyed playing varsity softball. "I miss my friends and teachers at Springer. The strategies that I learned have been very helpful this year and last year."  (11-27-16)

Ashley Suttner '15 had a successful freshman year at Badin High School. She ended the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.9. She was selected as the Freshman, student of the Month for December due to her leadership, persistence and positive attitude! She played on the Freshman VB team and was also selected as an Ambassador for BHS. This summer she was chosen to be a teen volunteer at West Chester Hospital/ UC. She will return the next two summers to experience different areas in the medical/ health care field. She certainly misses all of the awesome teachers and staff members at Springer, as well as her friends. However, she has certainly made the most of her first year post graduation. This summer she's taken tennis lessons and plans to represent BHS on the JV tennis team this fall and as an Ambassador again.  (7-30-16)

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Bradley Becker '15 is a first-year student at Moeller High School, where he is earning nearly all A's. Brad is active in the Engineering Club, and is hoping to join the Ski Club this winter. He is making great use of the organizational strategies he learned at Springer.  (10-23-15) 

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Wyatt Hotchkiss '15 is a freshman at New Richmond High School. Wyatt participates in choir, and is preparing to try out for The Troubadors, New Richmond's show choir.  (10-19-15)


Joey Woodruff '14 graduated from Badin High School in 2018. Joey is currently a freshman at Groove U. in Dublin, Ohio, where he is studying audio and video engineering. He is seeking internship opportunities.  (12-13-18)

Cam Wills '14 is a junior at Moeller High School where he plays on the baseball team. Cam hopes to study business at a university in California after graduation from Moeller.

Mihkayla Shetterly '14 is a senior at the Wasatch Academy in Utah. She plans to study business with a minor in psychology next year, and has been accepted at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Mihkayla has been active in equestrian sports.  (12-21-17)

Austin Abbott '14 is a senior at Norwood High School. Austin has been on Norwood's varsity football team for four years, in the position of kicker, and also plays in the school band. He has taken several Advanced Placement classes, and is currently in honors classes. Austin has been offered a full football scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University, where he would pursue a double major in pre-med and environmental science. He is also considering other college options. Austin is working toward a career in medical sales.  (11-7-17)

Zach Spohr '14 is a sophomore at Roger Bacon High School. Zach has enjoyed taking classes in Latin and web design, and is active in the Anime Club and on the Chess Team.  (10-27-17)

Olivia Matt '14 is a high school sophomore who has been studying Taekwondo for eight years. Olivia earned her first-degree black belt in May, 2015. She is employed at Cincinnati Taekwondo where she has been teaching children’s classes for two years. Olivia teaches Taekwondo at Springer through our After School Program. Through her study of Taekwondo, Olivia has gained much confidence, and the ability to speak before large groups of people. She plans to continue her study and teaching of Taekwondo, eventually to become a lead instructor. (4-27-16)

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Mia Herbert '14 is an eighth grader at Turkeyfoot Middle School where she participates in the vocal jazz ensemble and the Energy Wise club. Mia enjoys horseback riding, and will attend Holy Cross High School next year.  (10-9-15) 

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Kylie Bojack '14 is a sixth grader at Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School. She plays hockey for the Cincinnati Swords, and has been playing hockey since she was three years old.  (10-16-14) 

Cameron Adams '14 is an ambassador for McNicholas High School, where he is doing very well in his freshman year.  (9-18-14) 

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Will Goderwis '14 was accepted to play for the Ryle Raiders freshman football team at Ryle High School. Will says, "Since the day I started, I am loving playing football. It has changed my life for the good!"  (9-18-14)  


Kathleen Finn '13 is a senior at McNicholas High School where she has been on the honor roll each year. Kathleen was on the varsity tennis team for all four years, was selected in her senior year to be a Peer Mentor for incoming freshman, and during freshman and sophomore years acted as an Ambassador for the school. In addition to horseback riding, Kathleen volunteers once a week at Cincinnati Children's in their Sports Rehab program. In the fall, Kathleen will be attending the University of Arizona and plans to be a kindergarten teacher.   (4-5-17)

Joshua Bell '13 is graduating from Wyoming High School, where he was a varsity football player and Honor Roll student. He traveled over spring break to Marseilles and Rome with a group of students studying Latin. Joshua will attend Wittenberg University in the fall. He plans to study to be a special education teacher.   (4-4-17)

Johnny Schaller '13 will graduate in the spring of 2017 from Badin High School. He traveled last year to France and Spain with a group from school.  Johnny has been accepted at the University of Dayton, St. Louis University and Xavier University. He plans to study developmental psychology, and to eventually earn a Master’s degree and work in research.  (1-9-17)

Malakai Greenberg '13 is a senior at Mariemont High School where he is on the honor roll and a member of the National Honor Society. He has won several awards and contests for his artwork and poetry. Malakai has applied to attend art school at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program and the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University. He hopes to work as a graphic designer after college.   (12-1-16)

Emily Finkenstead '13 is a sophomore at the University of Louisville where she is studying Communications. Emily works for the campus housing office, and serves as historian for her sorority, ZTA.  (1-11-19) 

Allison Schoster '13 is a freshman at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash where she is majoring in Pre-Health Professions. She graduated from Badin High School in 2017. Allison plans to pursue a career in dental hygiene.  (11-17-17)

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Andrew Rudy '13 is in his sophomore year at McNicholas High School. Andrew serves as a school ambassador, and in other service opportunities. He is is his third year of competitive biking, and participates in mountain, cyclocross and road races.  (9-15-14) 

Alex Betz '13 is a senior at Moeller High School, where he has been on the honor roll for four years. Alex has taken honors and AP classes at Moeller, and has been active on the school's rugby team, diversity club and with LIFE (Living in Faith Experience). In the fall, Alex will be attending Ball State University to study landscape architecture.  (11-7-16)


Drew Holland '12 graduated from Holy Cross High School in 2016, and is currently a junior at Northern Kentucky University where he is studying Construction Management. This summer he will work with a construction company that builds homes.   (3-12-19)

Devon McClea '12 is a 2012 graduate of Loveland High School.  Devon is a freshman at Wright State University, where he is studying Theatre Studies.  (2-23-17)

Emily Toles '12 graduated from Purcell Marian High School, receiving the school's highest senior award, in 2016. She currently attends Sinclair Community College, where she is studying to become a sign language interpreter.   (12-2-16)

Chuck Steines '12 is a senior at Summit Country Day School, where he is a forward on the soccer team. Chuck helped Summit's team win the State Championship three years running. He also plays club soccer. In the fall, Chuck plans to study business at Elon University.  (6-5-18) 

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Christian Lach '12 is a senior at Purcell Marian High School. Next fall he plans to attend Cincinnati State University. He is considering careers as a dietician or a firefighter.   (12-18-15)

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Jake Bambauer '12 is a freshman at Moeller High School where he plays football and serves as a student manager for the basketball team. Jake has made honors every quarter so far.  (12-16-15) 

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Marissa Vando '12 is a senior at Holy Cross High School where she is a cheerleader for football and basketball. She plans to study to become a physical therapist next year at Northern Kentucky University.  (12-8-15) 

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Mandy Miller '12 is a senior at Holy Cross High School. She is a cheerleader for football and basketball, and will attend Cincinnati State next fall, where she will study early childhood education.  (12-8-15) 

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Ben Meyers '12 is a high school sophomore at Yeshiva, a boarding school in St. Louis, Missouri. Ben remembers the good times and the amazing friends he made at Springer.  (11-12-15)

Ken Covey ’12 graduated from Holy Cross High School in Covington, Kentucky in 2016. In the fall, he will attend St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida, where he will study mathematics.  (6-23-16)

Julia Palmer '12 graduated from Highlands Middle School in Fort Thomas, where she was on the honor roll.  She has been recommended for Advanced Placement classes in English next year when she begins high school.  (6-9-14)


Anna Ficker '11 attended St. Ursula Academy and Ohio Dominican University. She graduated from Ohio Dominican in 2019 with a degree in marketing. Anna played volleyball throughout high school and college. In the summer of 2018, she studied literature in London for three weeks. Anna is seeking employment in social media or marketing.  (7-9-19)

Evan Berryman '11 has completed his junior year at Loveland High School. This summer and next year, he will take College Credit Plus classes at Cincinnati State, and after graduation he plans to attend college to pursue his interest in science and technology. Evan has been a member of Loveland High's robotics team, "The Bionic Tigers," for four years, and a member of the STEMS team for three years. The Bionic Tigers advanced to the state level for the last two years. The STEMS team teaches robotics camps for students in grades 3 - 8 throughout the school year. In April, Evan's STEMS team participated in the X-STEMS Symposium in Washington, D.C. Evan was also selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University, to be held in June.   (5-25-18)

Leila Jaafari '11 is a senior in college at Mount Saint Joseph University, with a major in English literature and double minoring in both creative writing and business. She plans to continue on to graduate school after graduation next spring. Leila is the president of the school's literary magazine and has been on the Dean’s list for the past 3 semesters. She is busy with volunteering for various organizations.

Tatiana Weedman '11 is a sophomore at Georgetown College in Kentucky, pursuing a Psychology degree with a minor in Art.  She hopes to work in art therapy. Tatiana is an accomplished equestrian, and founder/owner of Romanova Photography, a business she began while in high school.  She has won several photography awards and has had two photos accepted in a juried art show.   (5-3-17)

Mary Claire Fibbe '11 is a senior at Clark Montessori High School, where she is completing her senior project on overfishing. Mary Claire has been accepted at several colleges, and plans to study marine biology next fall.  (3-6-17)

Drew Lovell '11 graduated from Elder High School in 2015, and is currently attending the University of Cincinnati, where he is studying Health Education. Drew also plays UC Club Tennis.  (12-7-16)

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Andrew Chaffin ’11 is in his first year at the University of Northwestern Ohio, where he is studying accounting and has been recognized on the Dean’s List. Andrew is attending Northwestern on a full scholarship for baseball.(12-18-15)

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Grady Voss '11 graduated from Cincinnati Country Day School in the spring, 2015.  He is now a freshman at the University of Mississippi, studying business finance.  (8-12-15)

Adam Dock '11 graduated from Sycamore High School with high honors. He has completed his freshman year at The Cleveland Institute of Art, where he is pursuing a career in Industrial Design.  Adam ranked in the top 25% of his class in his freshman year.  (5-31-16) 

Nicholas Midei '11 is a graduate of Cincinnati La Salle High School where he was a member of the varsity football team that won the 2014 OHSAA DII State
Championship. Today Nicholas is a senior at Waynesburg University where he studies criminal justice administration and political science. While attending Waynesburg University, he earned an internship position with the United States Marshals Service.  (4-2-19)


Brennan Kirkpatrick '10 attended  Springer for grades 6-8, graduating in Springer's class of 2010. After his high school graduation at Purcell Marian high school in 2014, he attended John Carroll University in Cleveland studying Political Science. Brennan graduated with Honors in May 2018 from John Carroll, receiving the Kathleen Barber Scholastic Achievement award from the school of Political Science. In August 2018, he moved to Florida to begin a 6-year PhD program in Criminology at Florida State University.   (3-26-19)

Elana Younger '10 is in her third year at the University of Cincinnati. She recently applied and has been accepted, a year early at age 19, to multiple dental schools, and has accepted admission to a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) program at Nova Southeastern University.  Despite her difficulty with reading, Elana scored in the 99th percentile on the entire national exam on the DAT (Dental Admission Test), and she scored in the 99.8th percentile on the Reading Comprehension Test, which involves reading of medical texts.   (5-3-17)

Jeff Clippinger '10 is a graduate of Purcell Marian High School. He is currently a junior at Xavier University, where he is studying journalism. In a few weeks, Jeff will travel to Africa for a medical mission trip.  (3-7-17)

Samme Polanco '10 graduated from Turpin Hills High School in 2016. She is currently attending the University of Cincinnati, studying dental hygiene.   (11-30-16)

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Grace Mancini '10 is a 2014 graduate of St. Ursula Academy and a junior at the University of Cincinnati where she is majoring in marketing. Grace works for the University Housing and RED, and did an internship as Alumni Liaison in the Development Department at Springer School and Center from December 2014 to July 2015. Grace is Financial Vice President of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and will spend 10 days studying in France at the end of April, 2017.   (4-17-17) 

Adam Hofmann '10 graduated from Wyoming High School in 2014. Adam will attend the University of Cincinnati, where he will study Criminal Justice.  (6-13-14) 

Aaron Bloemer '10 graduated from La Salle High School in 2014 and will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph in the fall to study Health and Wellness. This summer he will spend a week in Kissimmee, Florida, volunteering with Give Kids the World, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. Aaron will also be volunteering at Camp Campbell Gard, assisting children with neuromuscular disorders, some of which are life-threatening, and he will work for the rest of the summer.  (6-6-14) 

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T.J. Kunkemoeller '10 graduated from Milford High School in May, 2014. He plans to enter culinary school in the fall, and hopes to someday own his own restaurant. "Good, better, best.  Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best!"  (5-22-14) 

 Tennessee Wallick '10 is a junior at Shorewood High School in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Tennessee enjoys playing all kinds of instruments with his friends in their rock band. His interest in music and sound overlaps with his heavy involvement in the High School theater. For the Shorewood theater program, Tennessee has learned to weld, helps with the deck crew, builds sets, is involved with sound design and production, and flight crew (lifting the actors up into the air over the stage). Last year he received the Spirit of Theater award from his faculty (for being there all the time and having a great attitude). Tennessee is hoping to go to school for theatrical sound engineering.   (12-8-16)

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Joel Beard '10 will be a freshman at LaSalle High School in the fall of 2012. He is a second class Boy Scout, about to attain first class ranking, and has been chosen by the Boy Scouts to attend a one-week National Youth Leadership Training program this summer.  (3-14-12) 

Gregory Brugger '10 graduated from Loveland High School in 2014, and is currently a junior at Mount St. Joseph University where he is majoring in Sociology with a minor in Leadership and Civic Engagement. When Greg is not studying, he spends his time working on his new passion, photography.  (4-10-17)

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CJ Elfers '10 is a Senior at Purcell Marian High School where he has played three years of baseball and one year of basketball. He has received honor roll each of his three years at Purcell. CJ is a Student Ambassador and is on Student Council. After this year, CJ plans to continue playing baseball at Miami University of Ohio or the University of Cincinnati, and study Criminal Justice, Education,  Sports Management, or Athletic Training. The strategies he learned in his time at Springer he has carried with him all throughout high school and plans to use them in college. CJ can not thank Springer enough into helping him become the man he is today.  (8-28-13)


Ben Shurmer '09 is a 2015 graduate of Moeller High School and a sophomore at the Miami University Farmer School of Business where he is majoring in Marketing. This summer, Ben has an Internship at Colliers International Commercial Real Estate in Cincinnati.  (5-8-17)

Nick Spadaccini '09 is a Specialist assigned to C Company 1-30th Infantry Battallion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team in Fort Stewart, Georgia.  Nick recently participated in Operation Anaconda in Poland with 30,000 NATO troops.  It was the first time US troops have trained on former USSR soil. Nick is finishing his 3 ½ year commitment to the Army in August, and has re-enlisted for another year of service.  (5-3-17)

Evan LaMontagne '09 graduated from Mason High School in 2015. After a year of study at Miami University's Middletown campus, Evan is transferring to the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.  (8-5-16)

Natalie Heimbrock '09 graduated from Turpin High School in the spring of 2015, and is now attending the University of Kentucky. Natalie is pursuing a degree in dietetics.  (8-14-15) 

T. J. Veerkamp '09 graduated from Moeller High School in 2013, where he made the honor roll many times and participated in a summer mission trip which he loved. This fall, T.J. will begin his sophomore year at The College of Mount St. Joseph. He is considering a major in business, but is still undecided. T. J. keeps in touch with several friends from Springer, and still uses the strategies he learned there. "The strategies I learned while at Springer have been extremely helpful," he said, "and I am grateful for all those who made attending Springer possible."  (7-15-14)

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Ioana Shea '09 graduated from Purcell Marian High School in 2013.  She completed the dental assisting program at Great Oaks, and is also certified in CPR and has earned a radiology license.  Ioana was married in June, 2017 and lives on a farm in Goshen.  (1-31-18)

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Josh Kuebbing '09 graduated Cum Laude from Campbell County High School in 2013. He received a $500 "runner-up" Anne Ford Scholarship, and a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Dayton, where he will study engineering.  (6-4-13)

Anna Kramig '09 graduated from Purcell Marian High School in 2013 and will attend Muskingum University in the fall.  (5-29-13)

Myra Khan '09 graduated from Indian Hill High School in 2013 and will attend Xavier University in the fall.  (5-29-13)

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Daniel Dolzhansky '09 graduated from Moeller High School and is currently attending University of Cincinnati, where is enrolled in the Lindner College of Business. Daniel is pursuing a degree in business and is active in Greek life at UC.  (12-9-13)

Jessie Simmons '09 graduated from the University of Cincinnati in April, 2017, with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, a minor in Africana Studies and a 3.6 GPA. She was accepted into the Accelerated Master's of Social Work program and the Deaf Studies Certification program at the University of Cincinnati, and she passed the LSW licensure exam. Jessie is currently interning in the Kidney-Liver-Pancreas Transplant Unit at the U.C. Medical Center.  (8-23-17)

Helen Macmann '09 is a senior at the University of Cincinnati, studying Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).  Helen is currently applying to graduate schools, where she will pursue a Master’s degree in CSD, with the goal of working as a Speech and Language Pathologist, or possibly to pursue a Ph.D. in CSD or Audiology.  In addition to her studies, Helen works at two part-time jobs and volunteers weekly at the UC Child Development Center.  (5-3-17)

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Tara Taylor '09 graduated from Turpin High School in May. Next fall, she will attend Muskingum College where she will study Early Childhood Education.  (5-29-13)


Diamond Caulton '08 graduated from Sycamore High School in 2015, and has completed her freshman year at Mount St. Joseph University, where she is on the Dean's List. Diamond is studying clinical psychology and hopes to work with children and young adults.  (5-17-16)

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David Robertson '08 graduated from Lakota West High School in 2012. After high school, David participated in a two-year mission project with his church, serving the poor in Arizona. He is currently attending Brigham Young University where he is pursuing a degree in physics. After graduation he plans to earn a Master's degree in physics and find employment in research.  (8-17-15)

Bennett Szames '08 is a rising senior at the University of Hartford, studying Entrepreneurial Studies and minoring in Marketing. Bennett has been on the Dean's List every semester of his college career. He is the treasurer of his fraternity and very involved in several other clubs on campus. Aside from school, Bennett owns a business that he started after he graduated from Springer. His company, TopNotch Vintage, LLC, specializes in throwback headwear and apparel.  (6-28-16)

Kelly Grannen '08 graduated magna cum laude from Mount St. Joseph University in December with a B.A. in Special Education/Intervention Specialist.  The honor sororities Kappa Delta Pi and Kappa Gamma Pi enlisted her because of her accomplishments. (4-16-18)

Erin Nordhill '08 graduated cum laude from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, June 2017. She now resides in Medford, Oregon and works as a Respiratory Therapist at the Asante Rogue Regional Hospital. Erin also teaches lab classes to the undergraduate students at OIT.  (8-28-17)

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Evan Phillips '08 graduated from Elder High School in 2012. He has joined the Army, in an infantry division, and will begin basic training at Fort Benning, GA, in February, 2013.  After basic, he will continue his training to become an Army Ranger. Evan cites as his inspiration a grandfather who served during the Korean War. After his military service, he plans to attend the University of Cincinnati where he will study architecture. (10-9-12)


Aaron Ernst '07 graduated from Dater High School in 2011, and earned an Associate’s degree in Arts from Cincinnati State.  He works full time at the office of a Cincinnati endocrinologist, and is attending Miami University, where he is working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Technical Engineering. Aaron’s first child Lincoln was born in August and he and his fiancée are planning an October wedding.  (4-13-17)

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Carl Pretorius '07 studied psychology at the University of Dayton, and is currently in the psychology program at Cincinnati State. He plans to transfer to Ohio State University, where he will pursue a degree in environmental science. (10-10-13)

Savannah Trester '07 was recently accepted into the National Honor Society. Savannah is a senior at Live Oaks/Anderson High School, where she is studying cosmetology. She plans to earn a business degree in college, and to open her own hair salon which will focus on accommodating people with special needs.  (10-8-13)

Grace Stein '07 graduated from St. Ursula Academy in 2013 and will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in the fall.  (5-29-13)

George Koglmeier '07 graduated from Mariemont High School in 2013, where he received the Captain Tyler B. Swisher Award for demonstration of superior commitment and passion. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 scholarship. George will attend Virginia Tech, where he will major in International Studies, and has been accepted into the Corps of Cadets, a leadership building program. He recently completed requirements to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, George designed and built a serenity garden on Springer's campus - a place for students to go for quiet time. A raised platform with a bench for sitting was constructed and put in place, along with landscaping around the area of the garden. (5-30-13)

Nick Lefke '07 graduated from Mount St. Joseph in 2015 with a major in Business Administration and a Minor in marketing. After graduation, he continued to grow Lefke Tree Experts, LLC (lefketree.com), a company he started in 2011 while in high school. Lefke Tree Experts employs 10 people with 2 Certified Arborists on staff and 8 trucks that go on the road every day. In 2018 Nick launched a Disaster Relief company called Bulk-Haul (bulk-haul.com), which helps communities clean up after a national disaster. Bulk-Haul worked Hurricane Matthew in 2016 for Daytona Beach and Hurricane Irma in 2017 for The City of Naples and The City of Marco island.   (5-3-18)


Jessica Schoen '06 graduated from Sycamore High School in 2012, and the University of Cincinnati in 2016. At UC, Jessica earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Marketing and certificates in Deaf Studies and Public Relations. She is currently employed by the City of Blue Ash where she works in event planning.   (1-25-19)

Samantha Evans ’06 graduated from Madeira High School in 2010. She continued her education at Wittenberg University where she earned a degree in English in 2014. She is currently the manager of her family Business, Central Coast Dive Center.    (5-3-18)

Marika Huelskamp '06 graduated from Saint Ursula Academy High School and the University of Cincinnati. Currently, Marika is an Instructional Assistant for Springer School and Center, as well as a Zumba Fitness instructor and dance coach, choreographer, and member of Cincinnati’s first parading “krewe”, The Red Hot Dancing Queens.   (7-24-17)

Gabriela Guenthner '06 graduated from The Brighton Center this year, and passed board tests to become a Registered Medical Assistant.  She has just accepted a job in heart and vascular general surgery at St. Elizabeth Hospital.   (11-30-16)

Megan Northway '06 graduated in 2014 from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a BFA in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Ceramics, and a BA in Art History.  (5-10-14)

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Will Fritz '06 graduated from Cincinnati Country Day School in 2011 and is currently a junior at Vanderbilt University where he played football for two years. Will is studying Human Organizational Development and Corporate Strategy, and hopes to work in the nonprofit sector after graduation.  (11/11/13)

Larson Robinson '06 graduated from Summit Country Day School in 2013.  Next year he will study business at DePaul University.  (5-29-13)

Cole Fuller '06 graduated from Mariemont High School in 2013, and will attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall.  (5-29-13)

Andrew Turnbull '06 is currently a freshman at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Creative Writing and Technical Theater.  (1-25-13)

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Seth Davis '06 graduated from Taylor High School in 2012, where he was on the honor roll and participated in swimming, choir, track and drama. Seth has completed training in fire science, and is currently employed as a fireman and EMT at Miami Whitewater.  (7-6-15)

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Griffin Fuller '06 graduated from Mariemont High School in May. From his start on Springer's climbing wall in second grade, Griffin has become a competitive rock climber who is ranked among the top ten in the nation in his age group. Griffin has climbed in Red River Gorge, Kentucky, and in Colorado and Utah. In the fall, he will attend Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, where he will enter the firefighter program.  (5-29-13)

Alan Kleesattel '06 graduated in the top 10% of his class at The School for Creative and Performing Arts, earning a 3.8 GPA. He was offered academic as well as talent scholarships at every college where he applied. Alan is currently a lighting design and technology major at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. (05-20-11)

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Martin Hollatz '06 is a pilot and currently lives in Georgia.  He obtained his pilot’slicense 8 years ago and is currently working for Tiger Air Shows and the Candler Field Youth Aviation Program.  He is also working on type writing planes that are heavier than 12,500 pounds, with a goal of flying WW2 flyers   (5-3-18)


Katy Zembrodt '05 is an Instructional Assistant at Springer. She earned a degree in Exercise Science from Northern Kentucky University in 2017, and has been accepted to a Master's degree program at Xavier University to attain licensure as an Intervention Specialist. Katy joined the Army National Guard in 2016, was named 2018 Kentucky National Guard's Soldier of the Year. Katy was a guest speaker at A Springer Celebration! 2017 A Roaring Good Time.  (10-18-18)

Ben Sweeney '05 plays acoustic and electric guitar for the bands Natural Progression and Joe's Truck Stop in Cincinnati. He graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts where he studied jazz and was a Corbett Award finalist. Ben studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and currently works for Canopy Crew, a company that builds tree houses and provides tree services and care. He plans to return to college for certification in Music Education. Ben was a guest speaker at A Springer Celebration! 2016, An Artful Evening.  (4-27-16)

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David Molloy '05 graduated from Loveland High School in 2010, and from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. He is currently employed as an aviation welder.  (3-20-15)

Michael McGrory '05 earned a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. He received job offers from several companies, and chose to work at IBM as a technical sales representative where he is working with and selling business-to-business software. (5-3-17)

Nick Pranger '05 will graduate from Xavier University in the spring of 2014 with a double major in Computer Science and History, and a minor in Classical Guitar. He hopes to work in computer QA or development, and eventually to gain employment in computer security.  (12-17-13)

Benjamin Turnbull '05 graduated with honors in 2012 from Indian Hill High School. Ben is currently a freshman at the University of Colorado, Boulder, majoring in Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology - Pre-Med.  (1-25-13)

Ava Chaney '05 graduated from Clark Montessori High School in 2011 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2015 at Ohio University.  She is currently a development intern for Planned Parenthood, and works at Kaze Restaurant in Over-the-Rhine.  Ava plans to return to school in the fall, attending Cincinnati State to study Graphic Design.  (5-3-17)


Ty Youtsey '04 graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. In August of 2016, he received his Master of Accounting degree from the University of Denver, and is currently working for EKS&H Accounting firm in Denver, Colorado, and is pursuing his CPA.  (5-3-17)

De'Marcus Banks

Marc Banks '04 earned his BA degree is Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University in 2014, and moved to Washington, D.C., for an internship in the press office of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Marc then joined the marketing and communications team at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where he is currently the Public Relations Specialist. He has also launched a public relations firm, Bankable PR Management & Services, in Washington. Marc was a guest speaker at A Springer Celebration! 2017 A Roaring Good Time.   (5-3-17)

Alexis (Mikki) Martin '04 graduated from Purcell Marian High School with Honors and perfect attendance.  She graduated from Wright State University with a 3.25 GPA in Liberal Studies.  She was certified as a Notary Public and began working for a law firm in Blue Ash. She traveled to Rome, Switzerland, France, England, Belgium, and Wales. Mikki passed away suddenly on May 21, 2015.  (9-23-15)

liz bowers

Liz Bowers '04 has a 3.5 grade point average in her junior year at Xavier University, and she is nationally ranked in fencing. Liz plans to graduate within the next year and to work as an Occupational Therapist.  (12-30-13)

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Brad Langford '04 graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership. He swam competitively throughout high school and college, and is currently Head Varsity Swim Coach for West Clermont School District.  (03-30-15)


Jason Harris '03 is a 2013 graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph where he earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a minor in Philosophy. He is currently in his second year of studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, working toward an M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education (Disability Studies) and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Disability Studies, and in August 2017, he completed a summer internship with American Association of People with Disabilities in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Jason founded JasonsConnection.org, an inclusive website that connects people with varying abilities and needs to quality resources, support and each other. He also speaks to groups, sharing his insights about having an invisible disability, contributes articles, and interviews people with diverse abilities from around the world.   (9-7-17)

Craig Leugers ’03 graduated from Anderson High School in 2010.  In 2014 he graduated with Honors from Mt. St. Joseph College with a degree in Psychology.  Craig also earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and is currently completing his internship at Ohio Living Llanfair in Social Work.   (5-3-18)

Vanya Jabin '03 graduated from Anderson High School and is currently attending Cincinnati State where she is studying American Sign Language in the Interpreting program. (11-1-13)

James Brendamour '03 graduated from Indian Hill High School in the spring of 2013 and will attend Ohio State University next fall. (5-29-13)

Daniel Allen ’03 joined Teach for America upon graduating from DePauw University in 2012. He earned his Masters in Teaching from Marian University (2014) and taught special education, as well as held leadership position, at both tradition and charter public schools in Indianapolis, until joining Springer’s staff as an IEP Liaison in 2017. Daniel received his second masters in education with foundations in behavior analysis in 2018. He was a guest speaker at A Springer Celebration! 2017 A Roaring Good Time.   (4-10-19)


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Danielle Hardy ’02 is a 2006 graduate of Wyoming High School. Danielle attended Miami University for 2 years, and after living in Dallas, Texas, for 2 years, returned to Cincinnati to  complete certification as an aesthetician at Salon Professional Academy. (6-26-14)

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Matt Molloy '02 is currently studying nutrition at Cincinnati State, with plans to complete his bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati.  After graduation, Matt hopes to work as a dietician/nutritionist for a restaurant company, or possibly for a hospital.  (5-9-14)


Paul Kuhn '01 is a graduate of St. Xavier High School, and Indiana University where he earned an MBA degree. He is now a CPA and CFA, working for the state teacher's retirement fund in Columbus, Ohio. Paul married in 2016, and he and his wife had a baby boy in April.   (08-17-18)

Stephanie (Gruenemeier) Hutchinson '01 married Springer alumnus Ed Hutchinson, and lives on Cincinnati's east side with their newborn daughter Lillian.  (2-8-17)

Rosalyn Johnson '01 is a doctorate level practitioner and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Clinical Supervisor and the Coordinator for Outpatient Services and Suicide Prevention at a large non-profit organization in Miami, Florida. Currently, Rosalyn oversees and provides total management of the clinical functions of the infant mental health, child/adolescent mental health and substance abuse programs, as well as the adult and geriatric mental health and substance abuse programs within the Outpatient Services department.

Rosalyn provides leadership, administrative, and clinical supervision to a team of clinical staff, which consists of several LCSWs, LMHCs, a LMFT, two unlicensed therapists, and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Counseling Psychology and a Qualified Supervisor with the Florida Department of Health, and provides clinical supervision to Registered Interns (unlicensed therapists working on pursuing their state licensure) with the Florida Board. Rosalyn is the site supervisor for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's students at Florida International University (FIU) completing their practicum and internship at the health center, under her clinical supervision, and she manages two grant funded programs, including the Suicide Prevention program.  (5-22-17)


Spencer Deutsch '00 attended Bowling Green State University, and has been a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  He currently lives downtown and is an Account Executive at SpringDot Printing.  Spencer has been a Circle Host at the Concours d’Elegance for 12 years.  He serves in the Camp Washington Business Association, and as a representative for the city to Cincinnati Neighborhood Business Districts United.   (4-28-17)

Caroline Feldhaus Harten '00 discovered her passion for art after pursuing a career in business. Caroline is a mixed media artist, and was Springer's Maureen Wenker Artist in Residence in 2016. She will graduate from Wilmington College this summer, with a degree in Business Administration.  Caroline was a guest speaker at A Springer Celebration! 2016, An Artful Evening.  (4-27-16)

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Brittany Lewis (Edwards) '00 graduated from Purcell Marian High School with second honors and a senior class leadership award. She has earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Wright State University, and is now pursuing a Master's degree at Case Western Reserve University.  (10-8-13)

Amanda Olden '00 loves her job at the Jackson Adult Center with the Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, where she has worked for seven years. Amanda graduated from Vincennes University in 2007. She enjoys zumba three times a week, and lives in Anderson Township.  (08-05-14)


Drew Lane '99 attended Western Kentucky University and graduated from Sinclair Community College with an Associate's degree in Medical Coding and Billing. He has worked for several years at the Janet Clemmons Center in Hamilton, Ohio, doing data entry work.   (9-20-17)

lauren barone

Lauren Barone '99 graduated from Purcell Marian High School. She works for Staples in downtown Cincinnati, and is the single mother of a 4-year old son.  (4-10-15)

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Tim Bigner '99 and Jane Tenoever were married May 31, 2014 in an outside ceremony at Nathaneal Green Lodge in Green Township, with a reception following. Several Springer alumni were in attendance: Stephen Harten '99 (Groomsman) and Caroline Feldhaus '00. Tim and Jane honeymooned in Jamaica. They live in Bridgetown with a dog, Abby and a cat, Belle. Tim is Construction Supervisor for Bigner Construction, and Jane is a Store Team Leader for Joann Fabrics.  (6-11-14)

Andrew Babey '99 graduated from the University of Dayton in 2012, with a degree in engineering. Before graduation, he had secured a job with Weatherford Gas and Oil Company, where he began as a field engineer. Andrew married in 2013 and lives in Texas, where he is completing a Master's degree in Global Energy from the University of Colorado. Andrew and his wife will soon transfer to Dubai for 1 - 2 years, where he will work in sales with clients in seven time zones.    (1-25-17)

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Cecilia Umberg (Pratt) ’99 earned her Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies and Deaf Studies from the University of Cincinnati in 2010.  She was married to fellow UC alum Matthew Martin Umberg on May 30, 2014, at St. Monica - St. George Church in Cincinnati.  (01-27-15)


Michael McKenna '98 is a 2006 graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications.  Michael currently lives in Chicago with his wife of five years, and works at Majestic Glove as a salesman of safety supplies.  (5-22-17)

meara edwards

Meara Edwards '98 graduated from Purcell Marian High School and earned her LPN degree. She is working as a nurse for a home health care agency, coaches soccer at Pleasant Ridge Montessori School and has two children and is expecting another.  (4-10-15)

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Erin Katherine Knecht Munir '98 resides in Hallandale Beach, Florida, with her husband Mazhar Munir and their calico Ms. Audrey Hepburn. On Friday, November 29, 2013, Erin wed Mazhar in an Islamic Nikkah (wedding) ceremony in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Erin is in her final year of Graduate school at Florida Atlantic University. She will obtain a degree and license in Exceptional Student Education with a Gifted and Talented endorsement in the summer of 2015. Upon graduating with her Masters in Education, Erin's dream is to teach in a Resource Room setting at the high school level.  In her spare time Erin enjoys going to the beach and reading memiors, volunteering with the Sierra Club of Miami, Florida, and traveling with her husband to see extended family members that live in Charleston, South Carolina and across the pond in London, England!  (08-14-14)


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Catherine Carroll '97 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Manhattanville College, with a major in Studio Art and a minor in psychology. She has worked as an image designer for a high end women's clothing line, mentored children with learning disabilities for an organization known as Project Eye to Eye, and worked as an art teacher and first grade instructional paraprofessional. Catherine is now pursuing a dual Master's program in Elementary and Special Education at Manhattanville College, and is working as a Special Education Kindergarten teacher in the New York City Public Schools.  (10-9-13)

John Simion '97  graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2009 with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in Business. Part of his college experience was a semester abroad at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. After that, John traveled to Thailand and Malaysia. John now owns an adventure travel company in Barcelona, Spain, organizing sea kayak tours for adventure travelers. (5-1-16)

Emily Moorhead '97 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University in 2009, and received her Master's degree in Fine Art from Washington University, St. Louis, in 2010. She has been Artist in Residence at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, FugScreens in Chicago, and Springer School and Center. Beyond her studio practice, Emily designs and manages an artist resource website, and works as an art handler/preparator and registrarial assistant in Chicago. Emily was a guest speaker at A Springer Celebration! 2016, An Artful Evening.   (4-27-16)


Michael Schulte '96 attended Elder High School and graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a degree in Communication Studies in December, 2004. He currently works for Late for the Sky Production Company in Cincinnati, where he lives with his wife and three beautiful daughters.  (01-05-16)

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Andrew Farnham '96 graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 2008, and has since worked for Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG). He is currently serving as Chief Mate on a vessel that carries refined oil products, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River. He has recently passed the Captain's examination, and has been promoted to the rank of Captain. In April, 2014, Andrew married Kara Habel in a ceremony at St. Ursula Academy. He and Kara are living in Hyde Park. In his free time, Andrew enjoys cycling, golf and playing with his dog Nala.  (09-19-14)

Mike Wright '96 attended Purcell Marian High School following his graduation from Springer. He then spent one semester at Ashland University playing Division II football, before transferring to the University of Cincinnati to play Division I football. He was named Cincinnati's "newcomer of the year" for defense in 2003. After two successful seasons with the Bearcats, Mike graduated from UC with a major in Criminal Justice. He played football for the NFL's New England Patriots from 2005 to 2012. Mike was the featured speaker at Springer's annual event A Springer Celebration! in 2015, and has visited the school several times since, leading The Mike Wright Challenge, which encourages our students to establish habits of physical fitness.  He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and two children, and is a real estate agent for Wright Property Advisors. Mike serves on the Board of Trustees for Springer School and Center.  (5-3-18)


Stephanie Gfroerer Honebrink '95 graduated from Mount St. Joseph University with a degree in Gerontology in 2003. She and her husband Tony married in 2007, and they have two children, six-year-old Ava and one and a half-year-old Alex. Stephanie has been a full time secretary for Oxford Physical Therapy for five years, and a Jazzercise instructor for four years.  (4-287-16)


Kristy (Gruenemeier) Larson '94 is living in Germany with her husband, who is stationed there, and their daughter Olivia. The family will relocate to Dayton in the summer.  (2-8-17)

Jordan Werwa '94 earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from Bowling Green University and another in linguistics from Ohio State University. He received certification in English as a Second Language from Cambridge University in England, and has been accepted for a Master's program in ESL at Columbia University in New York City. He has worked in Columbia, South America, teaching and writing curriculum. (3-23-15)

Blake Dowlin '94 graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in management.  He has interned with Senator Rob Portman in Washington, D.C., and worked for Jeanne Schmidt in Cincinnati.  Blake has nearly completed a master's program in special education at Xavier University, was recently married, and is currently employed at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries.  (12-09-14)


Rosie Herman Trahey '93 attended Vincennes University and Indiana State University. She is currently the stay-at-home mom of two boys, aged 4 and 7. When the boys are in school, Rosie will seek employment as a Pre-school Teacher Assistant or a Nanny. "Springer is an amazing school. They taught us to write down everything, which helped tremendously!"  (1-25-16)

J. Garrett Chunn '93 graduated from Mariemont High School in 2000 and earned a BS in Business Finance/Economics from the University of Dayton in 2004. He did some graduate work in Pre-medical Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, and began a Doctorate in Medicine at A.T. Still University before deciding to pursue a different career path. Garrett is currently a broker with a financial corporation in Cincinnati.  (1-25-13)


selina derungs

Selina Derungs '92 moved to Connecticut in 1992 where she graduated from Simsbury High School in 2001. Selina owned a retail store that sold printer cartridges from 2003-2012. Since then, she has worked for Old Navy.  (1-9-16)

gretchen meiser

Gretchen Langenderfer Meiser '92 graduated from Summit Country Day School and earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Sociology from Muskingum University in 2000. She received the Springer Outstanding Achiever Award in 2000 and recently graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting. Gretchen was on the honor roll in high school, the Dean's List at Muskingum and was on the President's List and in the Honor Society at Brown Mackie. She was married in 2010, and she and her husband hope to add children to their family soon.  (5-15-12)


Nicolas Dinsmore ’91  currently lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Indian Hill High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Cincinnati. While at The University of Cincinnati he majored in Mechanical Engineering and spent his so-op year at General Electric Aviation. He earned his master’s degree in finance in 2015 from Northeastern University. Today he travels the globe as the Software Product Leader for GE’s new Additive Manufacturing Division.    (5-3-18)


Jill Jeffers Olman '89 earned a BA degree in Environmental Science from St. Lawrence University, and then graduated Sum Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has worked as Design Director of the Carters/Osh Kosh Baby division, and has designed apparel for such companies as Ralph Lauren, Boston Proper, Federated/May Company, Limited Brands and Abercrombie and Fitch. She has since earned a BA in English Writing, and is taking a temporary break from the fashion world to raiser her children.   (3-8-16)

john frank

John Frank '85 is a PhD student at MIT, where he started in 1999 after graduating from Yale. John delayed his physics doctoral work to start a software company (MetaCarta), which Nokia acquired in 2010. John is now back at MIT and has a 3-year old daughter.  (3-21-13)


Kathie (Boggio) LaCalameto '81 has been a special needs bus driver for the Northwest School District for 19 years. "My time at Springer was great and I met so many wonderful people who helped me so much," she remembers. "I'm very grateful for all the help I received while there."  (4-12-19)
Kelly Babb '83 is a Project Manager for Williams Lea Tag, a marketing sourcing company in Cincinnati, where she oversees a project for Kroger. For ten years, she was employed at Sun Chemical where she worked as Senior Global Cash Processor. Kelly is a single mom with two children, and is active in sports.   (4-2-19)

christine glaubitz

Christine Glaubitz '81 has earned a BA in History from Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, and a MEd in Adult and Higher Education from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She has lived and worked in China and Australia, and is currently living in Bremen, Germany, where she is building her language skills. Her last position was Student Services Manager for Curtin University in Sydney, Australia, and she hopes to work with students again in her next position.  (3-25-13)

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Rafe Brown, PhD '80 is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator-in-Charge in the Herpetology Division at the University of Kansas. He works on evolutionary processes of diversification, biogeography, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles in island the archipelagos of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and in December of 2012 was honored by the Filipino government for his discovery of 54 new species of reptiles and amphibians in the Philippines. (3-22-13)


John Crissman '78 is the author of the children's book The Sassafras Cats of Izumba. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University, and has worked in financial services and pharmaceutical sales, and taught English for a year in Prague. He is currently a Hearing Specialist for Miracle Ear, and he plans to continue writing children's books. John was Visiting Author at Springer in November, 2015.  (12-2-15)

Casey Boland '77 earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and is currently a Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Hengehold Capital Management LLC. Casey hosts a weekly radio program on 700 WLW radio in which he discusses money matters, and was the featured speaker and Chair of Springer's annual event A Springer Celebration! in 2014. Casey has served on Springer's Board of Trustees since 2012, and currently holds the office of Board President.   (10-30-17)

Anna Cucinotta '75 graduated from Indian Hill High School in 1986. She graduated in 1989 from Southern Ohio College with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Information Systems in 1989. Anna continued her education at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems. She is currently a Sr. Consultant/Team Lead of Cerner Corporation.    (5-3-18)