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Mathematics Alum Receives Teaching Award at Harpeth Hall

Jennifer WebsterJennifer (Rowe) Webster, upper school math teacher at Harpeth Hall, received the Lulu Hampton Owen Chair for Excellence in Teaching. Jennifer graduated from Belmont in 2002 with a double major in Mathematics and Physics.

In her comments, Head of School Dr. Stephanie Balmer said of Mrs. Webster, “Calm, cool and collected, this teacher approaches the challenging topics presented in her classroom with an easy-going air. She has a ready laugh and an open and approachable demeanor. In each class and in each planning period, she can be seen supporting students in small groups, in large groups, or individually, as they make their way through the material at hand. She builds trust and positive relationships with her students by believing in them and by helping them to believe in themselves. Whether it is in the classroom or being a class advisor, she collaborates and supports her students with a smile and an authentic desire to help them reach their goals”

The Lulu Hampton Owen Chair was established in 1993 by a bequest from Lulu Hampton Owen, a founding board member and a member of the Harpeth Hall Board of Trustees for 20 years. This award is bestowed annually to a teacher who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, unusual ability to communicate with students, excitement about teaching and learning, and a commitment to the moral and intellectual development of students and a dedication to the life of the school.


sharmaTina Sharma graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a double major in Applied Discrete Mathematics and Economics. During her time at Belmont Tina served on the Board of Directors for the Nashville International Center for Empowerment as well as having internships at the Nashville Mayor's Office in the Office of Innovation and in the Community and Economic Development office. Tina is currently working as an Associate Account Strategist at Google in San Francisco, CA. 

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David Jahns 
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Web Development and Programming. David is currently working as a Front End/UX Developer at HCA IT&S.

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Megan Neumann 
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Megan is currently working as a financial analyst at Allstate Insurance Company.

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Bryn Bodayle 
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. After working as the Lead iOS Developer at Aloompa for three years, he is now working as an iOS Software Engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco, CA. 


depoyDani DePoy graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Applied Discrete Mathematics and Audio Engineering Technology. Dani is now working for Aloompa in Nashville, TN as a Quality Assurance Specialist. 

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Jackson Streeter
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science.  After working as an App Development Intern at CIGNA Health Spring, Jackson is currently a Junior Engineer at Emma, Inc..

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Ashly Badgett
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Applied Discrete Mathematics. After interning at NextGxDx, Inc., Ashly is now working for Concert Genetics in Nashville, TN as a Data Analyst. 

geoffGeoff Gross graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Geoff interned at United Methodist Communications and at NextGxDx while at Belmont.  Geoff started his own company in 2014 with another Belmont student and Geoff is the CTO/VP/Co-Founder of Tealpass in Nashville, TN.
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Annie (Brunelle) Sells
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics - Actuarial Science.  Annie is currently an Actuarial Assistant at UNUM in Chattanooga, TN. 

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Robert Rochford
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. After being an IT Intern at Delek, Robert is currently a Sales Engineer at BKON Connect, Inc. 


James Baker-Coe
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics.  He is currently attending graduate school in Computer Science at UMass Lowell.

danielsHaley Daniels graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a double major in Computer Science and Secondary Education. Following internships at Aloompa LLC and BNY Mellon, Haley is in the IT Leadership Development Program at Bank of New York Mellon

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Marlee Stevenson
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a double major in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. After having several internships in both fields while at Belmont, Marlee accepted a position as a Services Engineer with Digital Reasoning in New York City. 

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Kevin Huber 
graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Kevin interned at United Methodist Communications, Delek and Arbor Healthcare while at Belmont. He is currently a developer at BKON Connect

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Tena Percy
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Tena had several internships in the Nashville area while at Belmont and is now a Software Engineer at DogVacay in Los Angeles, CA. 

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Max Shenfield
graduated from Belmont in 2014 and was an Honors Mathematics major. While at Belmont, Max was a Database Intern at ETR Associates, a Development Intern at Arbor Healthcare, and a Mathematics and Algorithm Intern at NextGxDx.  Max is currently a Software Engineer at Eventbrite in Nashville, TN.

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Stephen Bain
graduated from Belmont in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  After interning and working at Aloompa, Stephen is now an Android Developer for Mercury Intermedia in Nashville, TN. 

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Angela Gaetano
graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Mathematics.  After working as a Jr. Data Scientist at Arbor Healthcare, Angela is now a Sr. Healthcare Analyst at naviHealth in Nashville, TN.


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David Strength
graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  After an interesting REU at Iowa State University and internship at Nissan his sophomore year, David is now a Software Developer at The General Insurance in Smyrna, TN.   

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David Gilmore graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science. After working as a CTO Office Engineer at Digital Reasoning, David is currently part of their Leadership Team in London. 
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Alice Curtis graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Mathematics. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University.


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Andrew Trask
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Applied Discrete Mathematics and B.B.A. in Finance. Andrew worked as an Analytics Product Manager at Digital Reasoning for several years and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

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Patrick Cason
graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Web Programming and Development.  He is working at Satchel Health as a Designer and Front-End Developer and Director of Engagement. Patrick is also a co-founder and front-end developer at Poliana

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Josh Gieringer graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Following internships at Ardent Health Services, Crews & Associates, and Vanderbilt University, he is currently a data scientist at Digital Reasoning.

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Brian Howell
graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology.  He had several internships, and participated in an REU at Harvey Mudd College, while at Belmont. Following a Software Development Engineer position at Microsoft in Charlotte, NC, Brian is now a Software Engineer at Yelp in San Francisco, CA.   

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Grayson Carroll
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  Grayson is the CEO at Poliana, a new startup providing a web application for political analysis. Grayson is currently Vice-President of Engineering at Satchel Health


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Marcella Noorman
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Marcella continued her Mathematics studies in Budapest, Hungary during the summer of 2013 and is now in a Post Baccalaureate program at North Carolina State University during the 2013-14 school year.


ayeshaAyesha Ghaffar
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a BBA in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Mathematics. After starting at Microsoft as a Senior Business Analyst, Ayesha is currently a Program Manager at Microsoft in Washington.


Georgia Fisher
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics. After interning at at Fiberweb in Nashville, Georgia is currently a Customer Service Analyst at Polymer Group, Inc..

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Josh Sheehy graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant while pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Texas A & M University.

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Colin Hemphill
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. Colin in a Software Architect at GIFTNIX in Texas.


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Kevin Crowl
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education.  Kevin is currently a junior high mathematics teacher at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School in Ohio.

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Reid Huffman
graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. in Mathematics, Actuarial Track. Reid is currently an Actuarial Analyst at BPS& M in Nashville, TN. 

Phillip Englehart
graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Entertainment Industry Studies. Phillip previously was a freelancer with SnapShot Interactive but has recently joined Paramore as a front-end engineer. 

Cory Hughes
graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. Cory started as an IT intern and Software Developer at Jackson National Life. Cory is now an Automation Engineer at Digital Reasoning

Trevor Hinesley graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology.  Trevor is currently a Product Developer at RecruitTalk in Nashville, TN.

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Kelly Harlan
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.A. in Mathematics. Kelly is currently a Senior Deployment Engineer at SADA Systems, an information technology consulting, outsourcing and development firm in California.

Chris Driggers graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  Chris is now a Programmer at RNG Studios.  He previously was a Gameplay Scripter at Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. in North Carolina.

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Cameron Behar 
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Cameron works at Google in Los Angeles, CA as a Tech Lead, Software Engineer. 


Matthew Lefavor
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Philosophy. Matthew began working as a Software Engineer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland after graduation. “Although my job title is "Software Engineer", in reality I have worn several hats throughout my career at NASA, from software development to software testing to hardware operations to UNIX administration. I was selected to join a small group of hardware wizards and scientists to operate the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument aboard the MSL “Curiosity” rover during the critical first 90 days of its mission.” Matthew has recently returned to Tennessee and is a Software Developer at Rustici Software.

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Stephanie Bobo Hanson
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Stephanie completed her M.S. in Industrial Engineering at Clemson University and is currently working as a Care Delivery Data Analyst at Humana in Louisville, KY.



Kurt Alexander
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry.  Kurt worked as a Web Developer at United Methodist Communications while at Belmont and then went on to work as a Statistical Research Specialist for the State of Tennessee.  He is now a Financial Analyst with Touchstone Medical Imaging.

hankHank Carter graduated from Belmont in 2010 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  Hank completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science – Security at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA in 2015. He is now an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Villanova University.

heatherHeather Ellis Pickard graduated from Belmont in 2010 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. Heather was a Cyber Security Intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) while at Belmont and now works for the TVA as a Real-time Systems Analyst in Chattanooga.  “I work for the Computer Engineering Group in TVA's Nuclear Power Group. We provide computer support to TVA's three nuclear facilities. I specialize in cyber security and am responsible for the administration and monitoring of the network intrusion detection systems. I am also heavily involved with the incident response process.”

nickNicholas Williams is the published author of "Professional Java for Web Applications," a comprehensive guide to the creation of Java web applications for the enterprise. Wrox, a division of John Wiley and Sons featuring books "written for programmers by programmers," released the 936-page volume in March 2014. Williams extends gratitude to three of his Belmont professors in his dedication page of the book, specifically mentioning Dr. Joyce Crowell, Dr. Bill Hooper, and Dr. Sarah Ann Fleming, all faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. 

Williams, a 2009 graduate of Belmont, was a double major in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology.  In 2010 he was selected as "Programmer of the Year" by the Nashville Technology Council.  He currently works as a Senior Software Engineer for Eventbrite

feuryMatt Feury graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Audio Engineering Technology. He then received a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Matt worked as a Software Engineer at OpenStudy.com for several years and is now a Software Engineer at Experience LLC in Atlanta, GA.

Neil Kowalewski graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics. While at Belmont, Neil worked as an IT Software Developer Intern for AIM Healthcare. Neil worked as an Analyst at Asurion and is currently Senior Drupal/Web Developer at ITCON Services.

Alison Carrier
graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Design Communications and Web Development.  Allison is currently a User Interface Designer at Electronic Arts – Mythic Entertainment.

Ross Buffington graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.S. in Computer Science. After interning at InfoWorks, Inc., Ross is now a technical consultant and ASP.NET developer for this company.

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Ben Tate
graduated from Belmont in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  He received his Masters in Computer Science from MTSU in 2010. Ben is currently an Application Architect, on the Big Data Team, with OnX Enterprise Solutions in Phoenix, AZ.