News from June 2005

Hello Kingwood College Alumni! You answered the call for updates and we are here to respond. We have alumni spread from Kingwood, Texas to New Zealand. What exactly are they up to?

Charles Sanford is working as a lab supervisor for Aqua Solutions, Inc. He is working towards his degree in Chemistry at UH Clear Lake. He enjoys spending time at Lyin’ Larry’s in Crosby listening to live country music.

Jo Ann Miller is a stay-at-home mom as well as a grandmother! She enjoys reading, writing and long walks with her husband. They both belong to Greyhound Pets of America (GPA).

Debbie Monnich-Mobley is currently working with two home health companies as an occupational therapy assistant. She helps patients with in-home occupational therapy.

Connie Blessitt owns an interior design company. She is a member of American Society of Interior Design and National Kitchen and Bath Association, Texas Gulf Coast Chapters. She is the national ASID newsletter committee co-chair, bringing her national recognition.

Pam Clarke currently works at Kingwood College as director of Designs in Print, the in–house internship program and teaches in the visual communication program.

Dorothy Tucker retired from work 6 years ago, but is still working part-time for Kingwood College giving ACT, THEA and ASSET tests. She also substitute teaches for the prison system in Dayton.

Lori Pratt graduated from UT in December 2003. She is now in New Zealand working at a variety of jobs including a vineyard. She will soon start her job at Queenstown as a ski instructor and plans trips to Australia and Fiji. After bungee jumping, sky diving and white and black water rafting Lori plans to move to New York City.

Melanie Morris transferred to to University of Texas Health Science Center and obtained her nursing degree. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Science from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and received national certificaiton. She is practicing in a non-profit mobile health clinic for the medically underserved. She felt that Kingwood College gave her the start to be successful in college.

Ursula Florkowski Sledge transferred in August of 2001 to the University of Houston and received a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management in December of 2003. She is now the international student advisor at Kingwood College.

Ellen Metzger graduated as a physical therapist assistant and now works at Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands Hospital as a clinical instructor. Ellen assists Montgomery College PTA students during their clinical acute care rotations.

Cathy Tarsney-Theiss transferred to Sam Houston State University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and works at Kingwood College as an advisor. Recently married, Cathy is now living in Summerwood.

Wade Williams transferred to UH Clear Lake and received his bachelor’s degree in finance and is currently working on an MBA while maintaining his position as accounts receivable clerk at Kingwood College.

Adrianne Garner is a Private First Class in the Army stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She will be deployed to Iraq in October as a human resources specialist.

Courtney Traina is majoring in secondary education at Texas A&M University. This summer she is traveling to Belgium and Paris, and taking summer classes.

Josh Walton is on a mission in Russia with his church. He is chronicling his amazing adventures via email and will be returning to the United States later this summer to continue his education.

LJ Nelson is serving with the Marines in Iraq and returning home this summer. He will be returning to Kingwood College this fall to complete coursework toward his degree.

Sarah Stewart is completing her degree in elementary education from the University of Houston. This summer she will be working with children at the Kingwood YMCA. Sarah will student teach in the fall.

Natalie James will attend graduate school in the fall at the University of Houston. This year she taught English at Humble High School.

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