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eighth grad graduates

Class of 2019

Jordi De Jong attends Villa Maria Academy High School and participates in the music program and other clubs.

Makenna Walko attends The Baldwin School.

Lisa Evans attends The Baldwin School and is playing tennis and participates in many clubs.

Jackie Barton plays field hockey and basketball at Downingtown West High School and planned to participate in track this spring.

Alex Sourdis attends West Chester East High School.  She is involved with the theater program and other clubs.

Class of 2018

Amanda Treston attends Archmere Academy and is still singing and playing volleyball.

Class of 2016

Gracie Youakim attends the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.  She is part of their stage crew.  She joined the crew team as a coxswain and rower and loves the sport.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to members of the VMALS Class of ’15 on their graduation on June 1st, 2019 from Villa Maria Academy High School. Photo courtesy of Erin Flynn.

Cristina De Jong is a Materials Science and Engineering major at Johns Hopkins University and is studying and working on research in her department.

Anna Levine graduated from VMAHS and attends Loyola University in Maryland.

Josie Hepplemann graduated from VMAHS, works at Gravity Fault, runs a community garden, and attends USC with a major in Health and Human Sciences.

Class of 2014

Dom Ocampo majors in materials engineering and theater at Lehigh University.  She’s been in three major theater productions and interns at the University Center.

Kate Murray studies elementary education at the University of Scranton.

Thea De Jong majors in International Relations and minors in Data Science at American University.  She plays in the band and finished an internship with Brady United Against Gun Violence.

Tara Tremmel works in a research lab, participates on the equestrian team, and is the CAO of Kappa Alpha Theta at Cornell University.  She double majors in Biology and English.

Sydney Porreca majors in Graphic Design at Penn State Brandywine and plans to transfer to University Park next year.

Christina Cramer attends Bentley University and will graduate in 2021 with a B.A. in Business and Public Policy.

Class of 2013

Lauren O’Brien is in the Temple University College of Engineering.

Class of 2012

Devi Dontineni attends the U.S. Naval Academy.

Alayna McDonald is a student in the University of Delaware School of Nursing.

Grace Kuroki is in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Class of 2010

Megan Parsons is a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C.

Class of 2009

Courtney Stroud spoke at our Women of the World event in 2019 and is an account transition specialist with the Vanguard Group.

Olivia DeRogatis graduated from Bryant University and works at Conner Strong, in Marlton, NJ. She consults with employers put together benefit packages. Oliva currently lives in Philadelphia, enjoys running and training for marathons, and spending time with friends and her sisters, Jemma (’11) and Cara (’18)

Class of 2007

Melissa Radie attended Immaculata University for Nursing and earned her BSN, RN. She landed her dream job working as a Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Trauma/Neuro Inpatient Rehab Unit. She LOVES working with children, building a relationship with her patients, their families and being part of the amazing CHOP Team.

Taylor Lynch is a registered nurse at Lancaster General Hospital.

Class of 2006

Amber Lubker serves as Lieutenant with the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company in Thorndale, Pennsylvania. She has six years of experience as an Interior Firefighter, Water Rescue Emergency Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Vehicle Rescue Technician. Amber is a graduate of West Chester University with a BS in Elementary and Special Education and currently works as a Preschool Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator for the Malvern School in Downingtown.

Anna McCahon graduated from Yale University, where she played on the women’s soccer team. She continued her studies to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a dentist at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and now works as an associate dentist at two practices in Delaware County.

Class of 2005

Alexandra Morris works in business administration as a pharmaceutical company consultant and was previously employed at Estee Lauder and Campbells Soup as part of their global supply chains.

Class of 2003

Katie Flemming Mutschler, who is the oldest daughter of our wonderful school nurse, Noreen Flemming, is a registered nurse at Broomall Presbyterian Nursing Home.

Class of 2001

Lindsay Chadzak Bowman graduated from Immaculata University with a degree in Information Technology.  She is a Systems Engineered employed by Lockheed Martin.

Lesley Walinchus-Foster is a Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Hospital.  This summer, she will begin working for two MedStar hospitals in Washington DC and Clinton, Maryland as an attending Emergency Medicine Physician and Faculty Member for Georgetown University’s EM Residency Program.

Class of 2000

Mary Gratton is an 8th grade teacher at Villa Maria Academy and holds a doctorate degree in religious education.

Class of 1999

Lucia A. Walinchus is an attorney who is the Executive Director of Eye on Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism and an adjunct professor at Ohio University.

Class of 1998

Laura Teta Cecconi is a software delivery manager at the Vanguard Group and has a son who attends PreK at Villa Maria Academy.

Class of 1994

Faithe R. Kalisperis is a pediatric physical therapist and researcher at DuPont Hospital

Kelly O’Hara Anderson is the owner and operator of Uncle Bill’s Pancake House and Aunt Betty’s Ice Cream Shack in Ocean City and Strathmere, NJ

Kim Spada is a licensed real estate professional and home design consultant

Class of 1974

Valerie (Ferry) Sarmento is a local Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager overseeing an extensive portfolio. She lives with family in Malvern, has one married daughter, and enjoys kayaking and still “getting together with my Villa Girls”.

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