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Here are some fellow graduates doing new and exciting things….
Fontenotes by Sarah Fontenot
Sarah Freymann Fontenot, LT’07 and LA’20, publishes a twice-monthly newsletter with clear information about today’s healthcare system. With topics ranging from “What Patients Want – And Need – To Know,” “The Politics of Healthcare,” “The Affordable Care Act,” and “Does the President have HIPAA Rights,” Sarah’s bipartisan newsletters inform and educate. As a nurse, a lawyer, an educator and an advocate, she admits “I guess you could say that health care is in by blood. My dad and grandfather were both physicians and my mom was a nurse.” In fact, Sarah even married a doctor! Today, Sarah specializes in speaking about the three things she loves….healthcare, advocacy and teaching.
Estelle McDoniel, LA’90, recently completed her second book titled “One Girl…Two Countries” – a biography of Terry Curran Croquer who, in 1953 at the age of thirteen, moved with her family from a city in Ohio to an undeveloped area of Venezuela near the confluence of two rivers and the jungle. At that time, the country of Venezuela was filled with freedom, freedom for everyone. Terry grew to love Venezuela and lived there for many years until she had to leave because of something she didn’t love. Find out more at www.thefamilybookstore.com. Available at Store.BookBaby.com and other stores. Kindle version available on Amazon.
And you might also want to check out Estelle’s first book, “Registered Nurse to Rear Admiral…A First for Navy Women” – a biography of Alene B. Duerk. The updated version (red cover) is available on eBook at Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, etc.
XPO Helps COVID Vaccine Distribution
Katrina Liddell, LA’14, is honored to be part of the logistics network supporting the historic effort to deliver Covid-19 vaccines. Moving vaccines and other pharmaceutical products with strict temperature requirements is a delicate business. Carriers that specialize in such shipments typically provide what is known as temperature-validated service. Sensors and other devices monitor conditions inside the trailer and record data to confirm that the temperature remains within a certain range.
“Having team drivers is part of our security protocol for pharmaceutical products,” said Katrina, president of global forwarding and expedite at XPO Logistics Inc. XPO regularly ships vaccines and is working with drug makers and the companies charged with distributing the Covid-19 shots.
Ellen Greenleaf, LT’93, has formed Marmon Power Productions LLC to capture the legends in motorsports. The production company is focusing on their film documentary series on the history of AutoRacing and Powerboat Racing. “I am working with a team of experts who understand the intricacies of the entertainment industry and have the skills to deliver an incredible work of excellence,” Ellen explains. Marmon Power Productions dedicates their series to Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SunCoast Charities for Children.
“I have also focused on volunteer work in Austin with CC$C.org, which is one of the most important charities raising research funding for children with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions,” adds Ellen. “The support and dedication of everyone who uplifts the spirits of these amazing kids is the spirit of life.”
LT’13 graduate, Sally Reigle, did a lot of training in 2020 with The Empowerment Partnership and is now certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mental and Emotional Release (TM) and Hypnotherapy. She also does Akashic Record Readings and energy work, creating her own business called Hugs and Healing. “I help people get clarity, release blocks and negative emotions and live a more purposeful life,” adds Sally.
Way to take all of the negative energy from 2020 and make it a positive! Follow Sally on Facebook @SallyReigleHugsandHealing
Virtual Yoga by Megan Graham
Megan Graham, LT’11 & LA’17, made lemonade out of lemons during the pandemic. With the pandemic and the uncertain price of oil, she was fuloughed for seven months and finally was part of a reduction in her companies workforce. But that didn’t stop Megan. After practicing yoga for over twenty-five year and teaching for seven, she created a virtual yoga platform under www.EveryBodyYogaWithMegan.com.
A self described “wandering, yogi, gypsy soul – who wants you to live your best life,” Megan is living her authentic life. “Yoga practice with me is for every body. Literally, every body type. I am not your standard American insta-yogi. I am petite and round and loud. My goal is to show up authentically me for you so that you have the space to do the same. By being our true selves we offer those around us the space to do the same.”
In addition, she is in the process of launching intentional jewelry and essential oil blends to complement her yoga offerings. Like many during the pandemic, Megan is not giving up, “while my career has been upended, I am making the best and trusting the great plan,”