2020

News List

  • May

    Bettina “Tina” Rovito Bemis ’81 has made a career out of her passion for plants, which was first cultivated by the Shipley Sprouts horticultural club.

    Bettina “Tina” Rovito Bemis ’81: Cultivating a Flourishing Career

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Shipley alumna Bettina “Tina” Rovito Bemis ’81 has made quite a name for herself as a floriculturist and ornamental horticulturist. Combining business savvy with her passion for plants—a passion that was first cultivated in Shipley’s greenhouse with the Sprouts—Bemis attributes her success to caring deeply about the experience of her customers and to forging her own path in a crowded marketplace.
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  • Jill Keeney '10 is an an oncology certified nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Q & A with Jill Keeney Tuzio ’10: Making a Difference in Patients’ Lives

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  • April

    Todd Kelley ’92 is the founder of Graffiti Removal Experts, which hires once homeless and/or incarcerated individuals to help clean up neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

    Todd Kelley ’92: Cleaning Up Neighborhoods, Transforming Lives

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Since 2013, Todd Kelley ’92 and his company, Graffiti Removal Experts, have been cleaning up Philadelphia neighborhoods and transforming the lives of formerly homeless and incarcerated individuals by giving them opportunities to work. Kelley says his interest in creating positive social change was ignited at Shipley. Learn more about Shipley Changemaker Todd Kelley '92 and how he's making an impact.
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  • March

    Wendy Eiteljorg ’86 is Shipley's Director of Curricular Innovation and Learning Design. She has been instrumental in helping Shipley transition to Shipley Learns Online amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

    Wendy Eiteljorg ’86: Leading the Future of Teaching and Learning

    Jared Scott Tesler
    In 2009, Director of Curricular Innovation and Learning Design Wendy Eiteljorg ’86 was named a “Teacher of the Future” by the National Association of Independent Schools for the forward-thinking integration of blogs and wikis into her fifth grade curriculum. Now, this Shipley Changemaker is helping to launch the School’s online learning program, Shipley Learns Online amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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  • J.B. Loomis ’11 is a nuclear engineer aboard the USS Virginia, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey’s Island in Kittery, Maine.

    J.B. Loomis ’11: Solving Problems for the United States Navy

    Jared Scott Tesler
    J.B. Loomis ’11 was one of the first women assigned to the USS Virginia, a nuclear-powered submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The US Naval Academy graduate, who also earned a degree at the Naval Postgraduate School and completed training at Nuclear Power School, says Shipley gave her more than a solid academic foundation. Her teachers, she says, “held space for me to be unique. I was never siloed…”
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  • Nathaniel Curtis ’98 is a Radio Frequency Microwave Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman.

    Nathaniel Curtis ’98: Engineering Antennas for the Armed Forces

    Jared Scott Tesler
    During the summer after his junior year, Nathaniel Curtis ’98 decided to enroll in a pre-calculus course—a prerequisite for advanced physics. The decision would mark the beginning of the rest of his professional life, propelling him into a high-flying career as an engineer at Fortune 500 aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman. Learn more about Nathaniel Curtis and how Shipley helped shape his life.
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  • Andrew Ramsey ’10 is the founder of AAR Analytics, specializing in player evaluation, tactical analysis, and player transfers for various soccer powerhouses throughout Europe and South America.

    Andrew Ramsey ’10: Analyzing the Mathematics behind Soccer

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Andrew Ramsey ’10 helped establish professional soccer club A.C. Milan’s Data Analytics Department. The experience inspired the founding of his own data analytics company, whose clients have consistently seen a 19 percent increase in point totals and have collectively won more than 100 trophies. The math program at Shipley provided a framework for solving and approaching problems, says Ramsey.
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  • Steven Zhang ’18 is a mechanical engineering major and electrical engineering minor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. As Race Operations Engineer for the University's Solar Car Team, he oversees metals manufacturing and supply chain logistics.

    Steven Zhang ’18: Racing Toward a Career in Engineering

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Steven Zhang ’18 is the Race Operations Engineer for the University of Michigan Solar Car Team, which has been designing, building, and racing the country’s fastest solar vehicles for the past 30 years. In his role, he oversees metals manufacturing and supply chain logistics for the 20-person team, which took third place in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Learn more about Steven Zhang.
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  • February

    For the past 25 years, Linda Powell Solomon ’77 has supported the efforts of minority students working toward a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the National Science Foundation’s Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program.

    Linda Powell Solomon ’77: Supporting Minority Students in Science

    Jared Scott Tesler
    For the past 25 years, Linda Powell Solomon ’77 has supported the efforts of minority students working toward a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the National Science Foundation’s Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program. Learn more about Shipley Changemaker Linda Powell Solomon ’77.
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  • January

    Charlie Warzel ’06 is Opinion writer-at-large for the New York Times. He says he approaches his writing by “pushing back on conventional wisdom in terms of being principled and honest while maintaining a sense of empathy and understanding.”

    Charlie Warzel ’06: Writing with Empathy and Understanding

    Jared Scott Tesler
    New York Times journalist Charlie Warzel ’06 says he lucked into his first internship with NBC broadcast news show Meet the Press with David Gregory, which introduced him to the thrill “of being in the center of big stories.” Now, as Opinion writer-at-large for The New York Times, he writes about topics that include media, online extremism, politics, and technology, reflecting his interests and what he loves about journalism: “Following weird curiosities, meeting fascinating people, and learning information before everyone else.” Most recently, Charlie has contributed to the New York Times Opinion Section “Privacy Project” with pieces that explore online privacy, how people can protect themselves, the role of public policy, and more. Learn more about Shipley Changemaker Charlie Warzel ’06.
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  • Kathleen Ridder Crampton ’62 is trying to change the way the United States of America elects its President. Previously named an Outstanding Woman Leader in Florida by the Commonwealth Foundation, Crampton is currently serving as Chair of the League of Women Voters of Florida’s National Popular Vote initiative.

    Kathleen Ridder Crampton ’62: Lobbying for the National Popular Vote

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Shipley Changemaker Kathleen Ridder Crampton ’62 is trying to change the way the United States of America elects its President. Previously named an Outstanding Woman Leader in Florida by the Commonwealth Foundation, Crampton is Chair of the League of Women Voters of Florida’s National Popular Vote initiative. Learn more about Kathleen Ridder Crampton ’62 and what she’s doing to enact change.
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