Alumnae News

Kay Caprez '13 is a graduate student at the University of Akron studying to become a speech-language pathologist.

Hannah Elias '16 was named to the Miami University fall 2018 president’s list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2019-18 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.

Kelly Gallagher '14 is a graduate of Kent State University where she studied English and Writing.

Beth Krochka '10 is a toddler teacher in Fairlawn and a graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in History and a minor in Theatre.

Katie Landoll ‘14 attended Denison University where she studied Theatre and History. In her final year at Denison, she wrote and directed a full-length original play entitled Relic.

The Oldfield family, Ellen Oldfield Cohen '06, Leah Oldfield Ott '11 and Kim Begue Oldfield '74, was recently featured in an article in Inside Children’s, a publication of Akron Children’s Hospital. Read why the family shares a passion for Children’s.

Mary Ann Poprik '57 moved to Hope Mills, North Carolina, to be closer to family. She is looking to borrow a 1957 yearbook, if anyone has one to share. Send an email to the Elms and we’ll connect you.

Hanna Ramirez '17 has earned the fall 2018 Dean’s Award with Distinction at Colgate University. Ramirez’s current major is Art & Art History.

Deborah Stevens '71 just retired after working 27 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She lives in Washington, D.C., and volunteers at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. She is very interested in reconnecting with other Elms alumnae.

Erin Wagner '18 represented the Elms at the 116th Charity Ball and 68th presentation of debutantes in December 2018. The event was expected to raise nearly $90,000 for the patient-care programs at Akron Children’s Hospital. Read more online. Also, Wagner was named to the dean’s list at Miami University for the 2018 fall semester. She is majoring in Interactive Media Studies, Professional Writing.

In Memoriam

Michael T. Gavin, father of Academic Dean Michael Gavin, passed away February 11, 2019. See full obituary.

Julie Bierce McCullough '52, passed away on November 14, 2018. See full obituary.

Rosemary Orton '53, passed away March 12, 2018. See full obituary.

Helen Payerle '66, passed away February 28, 2019. See full obituary.

Virginia Robinson, mother of Valerie Robinson ‘81 and a member of the Elms Board of Trustees (2006-2008), passed away January 22, 2019. See full obituary.