Winter 2018: 1990s


Hobson Hamilton, Jr., MEd ’93, Akron, Ohio, wrote: “I retired from Kent State University’s Career Exploration and Development as of July 1, 2017. Kent State has been very good to me, and I loved my time there.”


Linda Ozan, BA ’94, Edmond, Okla., is now the deputy state historic preservation officer for the State of Oklahoma. Previously, she served as the architectural historian and National Register coordinator for Oklahoma, since 2008.


Stephanie Rubino, BS ’95, Naples, Fla., has been a realtor licensed with the state of Florida for the past four years. She is with Amerivest Realty in Naples.


Jonathan Katz, PhD ’97, Takoma Park, Md., had his first book of poems, Love Undefined, accepted for publication by C&R Press.


Jamy Bechler, MA ’98, published The Leadership Playbook: Become Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader in July and it was a #1 New Release for basketball coaching books on He is a John Maxwell certified leadership coach and former college basketball coach. He works with various teams and businesses to maximize their success by developing leadership skills and creating a championship culture ( 

Rebecca Lewis, BA ’98, Mount Holly, N.J., studied desert and marine landscapes through ecological and social field methods in Baja in summer 2017. A lower school science teacher at Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., she took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.


Beth Graham, BArch ’99, Akron, Ohio, is the newest addition to the team at Braun & Steidl Architects based in Akron, Ohio.