Class Notes • Aughts

Melinda Berry ’02 recently completed a term as a vessel officer on the “American Queen,” a paddlewheel cruiser that travels the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. She has now relocated to Portland, Ore., to pursue community-based theater and event coordination there.

After spending two years teaching English in China, Jonathan Caldwell ’00 returned to the U.S. to pursue a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies/TESOL at Wheaton College. He graduated in December and is now back in western China to continue teaching there.

Now a member of the Peace Corps, Danielle Beckman ’03 has been assigned to Gobabis, Namibia, in West Africa, where she will teach English literature and music to 8th-12th graders. She would greatly appreciate correspondence, which can be directed to her c/o Epako Jr. Secondary School, PO Box 36, Gobabis, Namibia.

Beth Heinen Bell ’03 has joined A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc., in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she will serve as office manager and also handle marketing and public relations duties.