Graduates 2006


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 Rachel Okorn. 

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! 

John 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 nationwide. 

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 office somewhere. 

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.