Liz Angeris a correspondent for the Class of 1981.
I went back to Cape May after graduation to organize a search in the real world for a job as a chemist. Much to my dismay, I discovered that many jobs in that field were located near big cities or in industrialized areas and I knew that wasn’t the kind of place where I wanted to live. While I pondered my options, I honed my iron-on tee shirt transfer skills at The Shirt Factory while listening to Jimmy Buffett on the 8 track. When the summer was near the end, and the good beach days were becoming numbered, I was drawn back to the Eastern Shore.
On my way through Chestertown I heard that there was an opening for a QC chemist at LaMotte Company – a small manufacturing company that is right down the street from the college and employs many fine WC graduates. I went for an interview and they asked me if I could start in three days. Yikes! I found an apartment on the river and, as the saying goes, the rest was history. After a few years I moved into the R&D department and added technical writing to my job description – especially for the education market.
I quickly became immersed in the community and decided that Chestertown is a wonderful place to call home AND go to college. And I have relatives in Cape May and Florida in case I need a dose of the beach!
My goal as your class correspondent is to let you know what is happening around the WC campus and what is new since we graduated. If you have any questions – just ask. If you haven’t been back to Chestertown in a while – stop by and see for yourself. It’s a nice place!
(We’re not getting any younger, you know.)
Contact Liz to submit notes to the WC Magazine.
114 Conley Drive
Chestertown, MD 21620