Student, Alumnae, and Faculty News


Sade Fountain ’15, Anna ten Bensel ’17, Charlotte von Claparede-Crola ’16 and Taneal Williams ’16 will be starring in SBC Theatre’s production of Hans Krása’s Brundibar, April 3-6, 2014.

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

Mariah Miller ’16 has been named a 2013-14 Pannell Scholar, a select merit scholarship 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 coming summer.

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

Suri Xia ’15 is currently studying abroad at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Munich, Germany, for the 2013-14 academic year. 



Isabello Formento ’12 is currently 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.

Kate Gorman ’11 is currently employed as assistant director of Annual Giving at Sweet Briar College.

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.

Madeline Hodges ’13 has recently accepted an internship at McBee Strategic Consulting in Washington, D.C.

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 recently accepted an associate accountant position at Johnson, Burgess, Mizelle, and Straubb LLP in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

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

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

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.

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



Dr. Ursula Kuhar will be performing the role of Cecilia March in Mark Adamo’s Little Women with Opera on the James March 28-30, 2014, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg.