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FALL 2017

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53 FALL 2017 Amanda Haas, 11A Amanda Haas is living out her childhood fantasy by parading around as some of her favorite TV and movie characters as a professional cosplayer. During her time as an undergraduate, Haas discovered a love of sew- ing, which eventually led to her passion for costuming. She has been racking up wins around the country in 2017 including first place in the Professional category and Best In Show at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indi- ana, and second place at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Although she works part-time as a social media manager for Haas Cabinets and wig maker for Custom Wig Company, Haas can be any- thing, or anyone, she wants every weekend. 2000s Sarah Miller, 02A, was awarded the Distinguished Part-Time Faculty Award at Uof L this past spring. She has been teaching as an adjunct at Uof L since 2008. // Patrick Nevins, 02A, was promoted to associate professor of En- glish at Ivy Tech Community College — Columbus. // Lindsay Wehr, 03A, 09GA, was promoted to executive director of stewardship and operations for Uof L's Advancement Office. // Justin S. Gilfert, 04GA, 04L, was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Board of Psychology through 2021. // Jerome S. Bowles, 05GE, was presented the Community Leader- ship Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Louisville Division. He is the founder of the Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach, Inc. and president of the Northern Kentucky NA ACP. // Erin Wagoner, 05S, 06GS, with Louisville MSD, received the National Young En- gineer of the Year Award by the National Society of Professional Engineers. 2010s Cortney Evans, 11A, recently opened, and is the co-owner of, Prime Beauty Studio located in Louisville. // William Todd Pruden, 11A, graduated from the Public Affairs Qualification Course at Fort George G. Meade, making this his third Department of Defense public affairs course since enlisting in the Army in 1999 as a journalist. // Laura Nunnelley, 12B, was promoted to the assistant director of communications in the Alumni Relations and Annual Giv- ing office at Uof L. She is VP of her MBA class and was named one of Insider Lou- isville's "Top Marketing & Advertising Influencers in Louisville." // Gillian L. Seals, 13E, was named dean of students for the middle school at Lansing Charger Academy in Lansing, Michigan. // Sean A. Southard, 15A, 15A, was named the communications director for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. // April Hahnert, 17B, was named an FEI Scholar by the Louisville chapter of Financial Executives International. SEALS WAGONER NEVINS ONLINE: For more details on her work, check out jedimanda.com. CLASS NOTES ALEXANDRIA LEE STUDIOS

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