Class of 2016 Update

College graduations had to be postponed or looked different in 2020, but we are so very proud of their achievements. Please join us in congratulating the following Gerstell Alumni:​​​​​​​​

Laney Ballard - Graduated Cum Laude from St. Mary's College of Maryland last spring with a degree in Environmental Studies, a Spanish minor & the following honors: Varsity Athlete (Lacrosse & Basketball), Chi Alpha Sigma member (National Student-Athlete Honor Society), Dean's List all semesters, plus St. Mary's Scholar (upperclassmen version of Dean's List); she will attend University of Maryland law school for environmental law, focusing on environmental policy & advocacy

Molly Blake - Graduated with Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Liberty University and competed on the division one lacrosse team all four years; she has since moved to Dallas where she is a registered nurse on a neuro trauma pediatric intensive care unit

Erin Brockmeyer – Graduated from Towson University with a degree in Early Childhood Education & minor in Spanish where she made Dean’s list every semester, skated for the figure skating team all four years and was president of the team for three years; she is currently teaching at a Baltimore County public school

Audrey Caple – Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and criminology, a minor in Spanish, a minor in history & the following honors: Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society & the Alpha Kappa Phi Sociology Honor Society; she recently accepted a position in law enforcement

Peter Ensor – Graduated from University of North Carolina Charlotte with a degree in mechanical engineering & a concentration in motorsports; Peter still races competitively in the Global MX-5 Cup series

Nicole Finkel - Graduated from George Washington University in December 2019 with a degree in Political Science & a minor in Creative Writing; she is currently attending graduate school at Johns Hopkins University where she is studying Global Security for a career in National Security and Cyber Law

Jake Gardner – Graduated last spring from the University of Alabama, Summa Cum Laude with Honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Economics

Luke Gardner - Graduated with Honors from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering; he currently works at Northrop Grumman in Baltimore

Maggie Gruber – Graduated Summa Cum Laude from High Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & a minor in Entrepreneurship; she is currently in Boca Raton, Florida working as Southeast Field Marketing Manager for Kitu Super Coffee

Maureen Mosmiller – Graduated last spring from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Analytics & a minor in Professional Sales

Julia Nagle - Graduated from Boston College, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in English & a Studio Arts minor, she was in the Arts and Sciences Honors Program & a member of Phi Beta Kappa

Evan Paterakis - In 2018 Evan took a break in his education at High Point University to pursue filming & photography. Since then, he has moved to Los Angeles to work freelance, making content for music artists, personalities, & brands. One notable project of his was filming the Biebers' wedding that was showcased on Justin Bieber's documentary. His next project that will be released is a series on Trap Nation with his friend Rory Kramer which includes his travels to Greece, India, and Egypt.

Ryan Pettine - Graduated last May from High Point University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Criminal Justice & a minor in Spanish, served as the Attorney General for the Student Government Association 2019-2020, was one of few students inducted into The Order of the Lighted Lamp, HPU’s oldest honor society that recognizes Leadership, Academic Achievement, and Character; recently he accepted a position as an officer at the United States Supreme Court.

Hannah Seeley - Graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a part of the ROTC program, she is commissioned as a 2LT in the Maryland Army National Guard & began working for the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade last August

Maggie Smist - Graduated last spring from Mount St. Mary’s University with a major in health & science & was on the Dean’s list

Katherine Sylva - Graduated Summa Cum Laude from UMBC with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a minor in Psychology & the following honors: political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, as well as Phi Kappa Phi & Phi Beta Kappa; she is currently taking a gap year doing community service, traveling, and pursuing my interests in art and photography before attending law school

Erica Tan – Graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, was a member of Alpha Phi Omega & was a Presidential Scholar for all four years, she was also a member of the Order of the Lighted Lamp, which is the oldest honor society at High Point University; currently she is attending Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied Psychology to get a Masters in Applied Psychology & also attending Fielding University to obtain a Certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership, she will be getting both of these degrees simultaneously

Josh Zemencik - Graduated from Marist University last spring with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Information Systems & Information Technology & a minor in Computer Science
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