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Darlene Hunt ('87-UK) is a writer in Los Angeles.  She is currently shooting a pilot for Showtime of "The C Word," a comedy that she wrote about a woman with a terminal illness.

Cathy Carmode Lim ('87-UK) is a longtime book reviewer for newspapers.  She founded RatedReads.com, which reviews books and rates them based on content. Her site is particularly helpful for parents, who can use it to get more information about books in which their young readers may be interested.

Chip Hamm ('89-Centre) was recently appointed by Governor Beshear to serve on the GSP Board of Directors.  Chip earned his B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, his Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky.  He is now serving as an attorney with Hamm & Associates, PLLC, in Louisville.

Shannon Bow ('90-Centre) received her PhD in 2007 from the University of Florida and currently works in the Government department at the University of Texas in Austin.  She is an American politics specialist working specifically on presidential speeches.

Vince Gabbert ('93-Centre) has been named the Executive Assistant to the President at Keeneland racetrack, where he will have a broad portfolio of adminstrative and operational responsibilities.  Gabbert had previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Steve Beshear.

Michael Arnett ('93-NKU) is currently serving in Iraq as the Brigade Surgeon (senior physician) with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division.  Immediately before he deployed, his wife asked his closest friends to write him letters of support.  That close circle included two friends who he originally met at GSP.

Jennette Fulda ('97-NKU) wrote a book called Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, published by Seal Press in 2008. She appeared on NBC's "Today Show" and CBS's "The Early Show" to promote her memoir and received reviews in Women's Health, Shape Magazine and other media outlets. She is currently working on her next book, Chocolate & Vicodin: And Other Failed Cures for the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away, a dark comedic memoir about her chronic headache condition which will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2010. She chronicles her life after the "after" photo in her blog, pastaqueen.com, and does freelance web design at makemyblogpretty.com.

Kimberly Koch ('98-Centre) is currently a PhD candidate in the English Department and the Medieval Studies Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  She just received a scholarship from the North American Christine de Pizan society to present her paper, "The Three Genders of Prophetic Authority in Christine's La Mutacion de Fortune" at the International Christine de Pizan conference this September in Bologna, Italy.

For Krista Citron ('02-EKU), GSP not only left her with fond memories but helped guide her to her present day career choice. Now working as a civil engineer in Lexington, Kentucky, Krista pursued civil engineering in college both for her bachelor's and masters degree after initially attending GSP with a focus area of engineering.

Claire Gilbert ('02-NKU) spent this year teaching English in Madrid on a Fulbright grant.  In addition, she has been practicing documentary video, a passion which began with her Film Studies focus area at GSP and continued at the University of Chicago, from which she graduated with a major in Cinema and Media Studies in 2007.

Sally Maynard and Derrick Wyatt (both '04-Centre) were married in July.  Their bridesmaids included Meghann Randolph ('04-Centre) and Rachel Messer ('04-Centre).  Sally, Meghann, and Rachel first met at GSP and went on to be roommates for four years at Morehead State University.  Sally is now teaching chemistry at Bellevue High School in Northern Kentucky,  Meghann is in her first year of pharmacy school at the University of Kentucky, and Rachel is a first-year graduate student pursuing her doctorate in developmental psychology at Oklahoma State University.

Michael Oghia ('05-EKU) completed his B.S. in Sociology from the University of Louisville and is now pursuing an M.A. in Sociology from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.

Jennifer Hail ('07-Morehead State) is currently spending her semester traveling around the world on a ship as part of the Semester at Sea  program.  She is visiting ports of call in Spain, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Vietnam, China, Japan, and Hawaii.  For more information, visit www.semesteratsea.org.

Carrie Reidy ('09-Bellarmine) recently received the Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence in the area of Science from Berea College.  Her achievements were recognized during a ceremony held on the Berea campus on October 10th.