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Duke Volleyball Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Determination...perseverance...pride...These are just a few of the attributes that have marked the success of Duke volleyball players throughout the years, and that success has not ended at Duke. Many Blue Devil alumnae have launched successful career after their playing days were finished. Former Duke volleyball players can be found in a wide range of professions and locations. Here is a look at what they are doing now.

Former Athlete Class Occupation Location
Barbara Hix Teargarden 1975 Learning Abilities Tutor, Trinity College Durham, N.C.
Laura Fogwell Majovski 1976 Vice President, Dean for Student Life, Pacific Lutheran Univ. Tacoma, Wash
Carol Miller Baird 1977 Doctor Portland, Ore.
Sue Ramage Porter 1977 Computer Application Analyst Columbia, S.C.
Lynn Baklor 1978 Management Consultant Baltimore, Md.
Leslie Lewis 1979 Executive Director, Dispute Settlement Center Norwalk, Conn.
Karen Kerry 1980 Dentist; Volleyball Coach, Ann Arbor Huron High School Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wendy Smith 1980 Lawyer, Head Volleyball Coach, Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pa.
Georgia Hall 1982 Senior Research Scientist, Wellesly College Wellesly, Ma
Elizabeth Farner 1982 Pediatrician Maryville, Tenn.
Janice Bufo Howse 1983 Director, Baxter Healthcare, MM, MBA, Kellogg’s Executive Program Deerfield, Ill.
Susan Schmitt 1983 Kenyon & Kenyon New York, N.Y.
Arlene Chisdak 1985 Medical Physicist Vestal, N.Y.
Sara Gilbertson 1985 Marketing Associate, Gilco Sports & Entertainment Marketing Bethesda, Md.
Sue Burroni Biggar 1986 Writer/Researcher Australia
Gail Grabowski Kaaialii 1986 Director of Environmental Studies, Chaminade University; Ph.D., Zoology, Duke Univ.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Linda Kraft Moiseenko 1986 Assistant Director, RLHS Housing Accomodations/Duke Community Housing
Durham, N.C.
Denise Yamada Axelson 1987 Rehabilitation Engineer Gardnerville, Nev.
Kim Manigault Hoeldtke  1988 Pediatrician, homemaker Jackson, TN
Lauren Libeu Fowler 1989 Occupational Therapy Durham, N.C.
Sylvia Thompson 1990 Master’s in Journalism Canada
Karen Greiner 1991 Professional Volleyball France
Jen Jones-Gutterman 1991 Ph.D., Environmental Studies, Rutgers University Piscataway, N.J.
Bev Stross 1991 Science Teacher Potomac, Md.
Amy Verhoeven 1992 Professional Volleyball France
Melanee Alexander 1993 Associate Dean of Students, Brookline High School Milton, Mass.
Janie Borcherding  1994 Law School, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
Tami Peterson Darwin 1994 Homeschooling Mom and Broadcast Television Freelancer Concord, NC
Tricia Hopkins 1994 Sports Merchandising, Seron Sports, Inc. Durham, N.C.
Adrian Nicol Kettering 1994 Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor; Owner, Yoga for Wellness, LLC Morgantown, W.Va.
Jennifer Rohrig Sanford 1994 Master’s in Physical Therapy Program, Elon University Laurinburg, N.C.
Ashley Wacholder 1994 Kindergarten Teacher; Master’s in Education, Concordia University Orange County, Calif. 
Melissa Irvin 1996 Academic Advisor/Counselor at Tennessee Tech University  Cookeville, TN
Liz Neuhaus Lamers 1996 Hospital Manager, Brookhaven Psychiatric Hospital Tulsa, Okla.
Maureen Reindl Benjamins 1997 Gerontologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago Downers Grove, Ill.
Laura Krech 1997 Program Manager, United States Pharmacopeia, M.A. in Public Health - Yale University '00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Kristen Campbell Venick 1998 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Masters in Nursing, UCLA Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Megan Irvine-Kolar 1998 East Regional Manager, Educate Online, Inc. Jacksonville, Fla.
Jill Van Oort Monson 1998 Physical Therapist, University of Minnesota Orthopaedic Clinic Forest Lake, Minn.
Chrissie Lukasiewicz Collins 1999 High School History Teacher Arlington, Mass.
Jami Ediger 2000 Brand Marketing Manager, Sun Microsystems Los Gatos, Calif.
Sarah Peifer Kime 2000 Area Representative, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tampa, Fla.
Dominique Philipp Essig 2000 Director of Agent Development and Business Operations  Dallas, Texas
Nina Rybak 2001 Genetic Counselor, Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia, Pa.
Dorrette Burwell Ibazebo 2002 General Dentist Winston Salem, NC
Bryn Gallagher 2002 Attorney San Francisco, Calif.
Ashley Harris Johnston 2002 Health Care Attorney, Looper Reed &McGraw, P.C Dallas, Texas
Pamela Gottfred MacPherson 2002 High School Volleyball Coach Evanston, Ill.
Sarah Stephens 2002 Aon Risk Services Broker San Francisco, Calif.
Jill Sonne-Proctor 2003 Attorney at DLA Piper LLP San Diego, Calif.
Rachel VanderGriend Broyles 2003 Lawyer, Winston & Strawn LLP Chicago, Ill.
Josie Weymann Fritz 2003 Business School, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business Evanston, Ill.
Meghan Brown 2004 Assistant Director, Sports Marketing, N.C. State Raleigh, N.C.
Krista Dill 2004 Account Executive, The Nielsen Company Dana Point, Calif.
Katie Gilman 2004 Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles Law Firm Norfolk, Va.
Stephanie Istvan 2004 Veterinarian, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Raleigh, N.C.
Arielle Lindermann 2004 Proteomics Systems Specialist, Bio-Rad Laboraties
Durham, N.C.
Erin Noble 2004 St. Louis Director, Renew Missouri  St. Louis , Mo.
Tassy Rufai 2004 Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Duke Univeristy Durham, N.C.
Samantha Fisher 2005 Director of Ministry, Reality Ministries Durham, N.C. 
Tiffany Perry 2005 Duke University Medical School Durham, N.C.
Tealle Hunkus 2006 Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), USA VB A2 Beach National Team El Segundo, Ca
Virginia Levanas 2006 Client Services Coordinator, Chrysalis Santa Monica, Ca
Sarah Salem 2006 Runway Agent and Finance Manager Intern, Next Model Management Los Angeles, Ca
Polly Bendush 2006 Business School, Pepperdine University & MBA Summer Associate, Conexant Systems Hermosa Beach, Ca
Shelley Capito 2006 Assistant to the Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff, Bloomberg for Mayor 2009 New York, N.Y.
Carrie DeMange 2007 Business School, Univ. of Dayton; Volunteer Coach, Dayton Flyers Dayton, Ohio
Ali Hausfeld 2007 Medical School Student, Loyola Chicago, Ill.
Jenny Shull 2007 Integrated Marketing Coordinator, Samsung Electronics America New Jersey
Sue Carls 2008 Paralegal with Eckstrand and Eckstrand Durham, N.C.
Jourdan Norman 2008 Assistant Account Executive, Leo Burnett Advertising Chicago, Ill.
Aana Wherry 2008 Teacher, Teach for America New Orleans, La
Juliana Traut 2009 Financial Analyst, Goldmann Sachs New York, N.Y.
Christina Falcone 2009 Researcher, Duke Brain Tumor Center and Volleyball Coach, Triangle VBC Durham, NC
Rachael Moss 2009 Professional Volleyball, Playas de Benidorm
Spain
Brittany Staffeil 2009    

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