Student, Alumnae and Faculty News


Sade Fountain ’15 will be an intern at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in Danville, Va., this summer. She will also be working in the performing arts division of Danville Parks and Recreation.

Lauren Harrell ’15 recently participated in the Virginia at Oxford program at the University of Oxford in England.

Rebecca Mill ’15 will intern with Soho Repertory Theatre in New York City this summer.

Mariah Miller ’16 was a 2013-14 Pannell Scholar, a select merit scholarship program at Sweet Briar to support the academic research pursuits of sophomores for an entire year. She will also be interning at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash., this summer.

Lindsay Profenno ’15 is studying abroad through the Semester at Sea program, and will be continuing her studies in Italy this summer and at the University of Redding this fall. She will also participate in a Museum Practicum at Redding.

Allie Raifsnider ’15 will intern at the Pearl Buck House and Museum in Perkasie, Pa., this summer. She is also the recipient of the Friends of Art Internship Prize.

Jesse Schaaf ’15 will intern with the Kansas City Fringe Festival in Kansas City, Missouri this coming summer. 

Abby Schutte ’17 will intern at the Reitz Home Museum in Evansville, Ind., this summer.

Suri Xia ’15 is currently studying abroad at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Munich, Germany, for the 2013-14 academic year. She recently interned at the International Opera Awards in London, England.


Leslie Andrade ’14 recently received the Leigh Woolverton Prize for Excellence in Visual Arts.

Isabello Formento ’12 was recently appointmed Development Editor at Springer Science and Business Media in Midland, Texas. Previously she was a development associate at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.

Victoria (Bradley) Gentry ’12 is attending Belmont University School of Law and accepted a law clerk position at the Southern Migrant Legal Services in Nashville, Tenn.

Katie Jo Hamre ’12 has been appointed assistant director of Annual Giving for Young Alumnae at Sweet Briar College’s Office of Alumnae and Development. Previously, she worked in marketing and ticketing for Endstation Theatre Company.

Molly Harper '13 is currently pursuing a MLitt/MFA in Shakespeare and Performance at Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Va.

Rachel Kaniss ’12 is currently employed as catering coordinator for the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va.

Martha Schley Kemp ’12 is currently employed as retail coordinator at The Library Foundation of Virginia in Richmond, Va.

Molly Marks ’12 graduated with a master of accounting (MAcc) from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., last May and is an associate accountant position at Johnson, Burgess, Mizelle, and Straubb LLP in Kitty Hawk, N.C. She also has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Dare County Arts Council.

Chastity (Clarke) Miller ’04 recently accepted a position as associate engagement coordinator at the Carmax Foundation in Richmond, Va.

Anna Roach '13 is pursuing an MA in Art Therapy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., starting this fall.

Ashley Rust ’13 recently accepted a position an an educator (public outreach and educational programming) at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Va.

Jordanne Ryan ’12 has been named assistant to the director/event and marketing coordinator at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Jacksonville, Fla.

Vera Schooler ’12 is currently a consultant with Intuit in Fredericksburg, Va.

Sarah Strapp ’10 recently accepted a position as coordinator of membership and the Annual Fund at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Ky.

Sloane Victor ’14 has accepted a position with the Erie Historical Society in Erie, Pa., working in event planning and donor relations.

Katy Zimmerhanzel ’14 was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Kathryn Haw Prize in Art History. She is currently interning in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Ursula Kuhar recently presented on case study and social media usage in the classroom at the annual Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) conference in Montreal, Canada, May 28-June 1, 2014.