This spring of 2006 was
an eventful time in our family and cause for celebration. Three
cousins (and a Mr. and Mrs.) received advanced education degrees.
Congratulations go out to Daniel Isom, Sandra Isom, John Manning and
Daniel Isom received his
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biophysics from John Hopkins University
School of Arts and Sciences.
Dan is doing some post-doctoral
research for a year in his current lab and is just beginning to
investigate where he may want to finish his post-doctoral research.
That's short term (1-2 years). Long-term he will likely seek to become a
professor at a prestigious university.
Sandy Isom (Mrs. Dan) has
gained her Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University School
of professional studies in business and education. For the short term
Sandy is enjoying her time with Leo (now 18 months old) and looking for a
job as an elementary school teacher.
Currently residing in Baltimore, Sandy and Dan plan to be there for
another year and then - who knows where!
Manning received his MBA honors from Cleveland State University and is
currently working at Tradesmen International. They are
the largest labor support company in the U.S. with over 60 offices
John is in training to take over real-estate
development. He gets to travel around and open new offices as well as
execute lease renewals among existing offices.
His short term goal is just to learn the trade and how
the business works. Long term (5 years or so) there is a strong
possibility that John will become a district manager and take over his own
Rachel Okorn graduated from Cleveland State
University, Cum Laude, with a Bachelors of Business Administration
majoring in Finance.
Rachel is currently employed at Fidelity Investments in
Cincinnati as a Financial Representative and is preparing to take her
Series 7 and 63 licenses tests.
Rachel aspires to become a licensed Securities Trader,
and branch out into the financial industry.