Alumnae Return to UA for Career Day


Juniors and seniors participated in a Career Day on April 6 – the first in recent years.  Growing from the Alumnae-Student Networking Lunches, 36 alumnae participated in yesterday’s event lead by Mrs. Katie Kempf ’01 (advancement) and Mrs. Allyson Sedlak (counseling).  Dena Basler McCaffrey ’88, current parent and Dean of Career and Technical Education at Jefferson College, and Mrs. Deb Tallo, current parent and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Gateway Region YMCA, spoke to students before they broke out into smaller sessions led by one, two or three alumnae in related fields.

Thank you to the following for their participation:

  • Peggy Abeln ’83 – physical therapist at PEG Therapists, Inc.
  • Haley Baer ’12 – registered nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City
  • Morgan Baer ’12 – scribe and EMT at Total Access Urgent Care
  • Anne Marie Beckerle ’09 – associate attorney at Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, L.L.C
  • Martha Leverenz Burkhardt ’03 – owner/attorney at Burkhardt Law
  • Mary Dohle ’08 – assistant account executive at GROUP360 Worldwide
  • Claire Flowers ’02 – owner/designer at Claire Flowers
  • Chelsea Del Rosso ’09 – medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Laura Ernst Foughty ’00 – actress at Stages St. Louis and event coordinator at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
  • Peggy Springer Garcia ’84 – business development executive at Maritz
  • Dr. Stephanie Weber Gladbach ’96 – veterinarian at Concord Animal Hospital
  • Sarah Kueper Hoffman ’99 – manager of assortment and business planning at Famous Footwear at Caleres, Inc.
  • Erin Lenger Husband ’00 – senior VP of social media at FleishmanHillard
  • Dr. Kelly Balch Jobe ’01 – pediatric dentist at Sunset Hills Pediatric Dentistry
  • Kathleen Rafferty Kehoe ’85 – teacher at Special School District of St. Louis County
  • Leslie Kiesler-Shine ’93 – consulting services project manager at Ultimate Software
  • Kelly Pratt Kreidich ’02 – owner/photographer at Kelly Pratt Photography
  • Evelyn Krussel ’89 – project architect at Mitchell + Hugeback Architects
  • Kelly Larkin ’07 – counselor at Beyond Reason Consulting
  • Beth Laschober ’11 – occupational therapist at Mercy Hospital Jefferson County
  • Sharon Meyer Lenger ’98 – director of elementary school improvement for the Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Emily Collins Lucey ’98 – pharmacist at Mercy Hospital
  • Maria Nichols Makowski ’85 – occupational therapist at Mercy Hospital
  • Tina Venker Marra ’02 – senior auditor/CPA/CFE at the Housing and Urban Development’s Office of the Inspector General
  • Veronica Fischer McDonnell ’86 – registered licenced dietitian
  • Haley Meyer ’04 – chemical engineer at Proctor & Gamble
  • Kim Mueckl ’10 – social worker and Generations program director at Stonecrest at Clayton View
  • Nicole Mueller ’12 – bone marrow transplant nurse at the Mayo Clinic of Minnesota
  • Michelle Murray ’90 – founder/managing partner at Segue Partners
  • Christa Pfile ’10 – owner at Simply Torn Art + Design and graphic designer at The Done Department
  • Lisa Manzo Preston ’89 – communications executive at Ameren Missouri
  • Leah Renaud ’11 – marketing coordinator at Cushman & Wakefield
  • Lisa Miceli Standage ’00 – fitness design consultant at Advanced Exercise
  • Captain Melissa Wahby Webb ’89 – commander of the St. Louis County Police Department Affton Southwest Precinct
  • Holly McGoff Wiesehan ’89 – acute care nurse practitioner at Washington University School of Medicine


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