Class Notes & Profiles

Jordan Bishop 2011

Hack Reactor, a coding bootcamp company, recently featured Jordan on their website in a feature titled "After experiences at UT, Oracle and Hack Reactor, Jordan Bishop now shines in her new software engineering role at the Home Depot."

According to the article, after majoring in architectural engineering at the University of Texas, Jordan went back to school to learn coding with Hack Reactor. She currently works as a software engineer at The Home Depot and writes a blog,, where she chronicles her travels, career, and day-to-day life.

Read the feature from Hack Reactor here.

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Emily Barnhardt 2008

Emily is currently working as a Training Specialist in Human Resources at a manufacturing company, and is in school to pursue a career in Social Psychology. She spends the majority of her free time involved in volunteer organizations working with survivors of human trafficking, people dealing with grief and loss, and suicide prevention efforts. She is an award-winning writer and has been published in three books on bereavement. She is looking forward to a summer internship doing victim advocacy work and case management services with human trafficking survivors.

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Daryl Brown 2005

Daryl 2005 was recently selected as one of the "world's most 100 inspiring MBA students," and he participated in the World Summit which was held this year in Cape Town, South Africa earlier in March. Daryl graduates on April 27, 2018, and he has accepted a position with DOW/Chemical.

Read more about Daryl and his recent accomplishment.

Pictured here: Jon Brock 2005, Brian Sutherlin 2005, Daryl Brown 2005, and Tylan Merkerson 2006.

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Keith Bishop 1975

Keith is pleased to report that his son, Paul, recently received a Master of Arts degree in Communications Disorders from California State University, Fullerton. Keith, Paul and Paul's wife, Alejandra, recently returned from a quick trip to Oslo, Norway in February. They will be visiting Japan in March for the Grand Sumo Tournament.

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Conor Fenn 2016

Ceci Fenn recently wrote to Asheville School to give us this update on Conor:

"On March 3, Conor earned a place on the podium at the 2018 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship hosted by The Citadel. Conor, now a Davidson College sophomore, finished third and earned team honors for highest conference finish, most wins, and most pins during the season.

As a quiet tribute to his high school alma mater, Conor continues to wear the well-worn blue knee pads that he wore in every match at Asheville School. This is just a small way of saying 'thank you.'"

Join us in wishing Conor congratulations! You can read about his recent win here.

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