Dave Whitin (MS 1997)

Dave Whitin is living in Jacksonville, FL. He and his wife Anita have a daughter Sarah, and are expecting a 2nd daughter due March 1st. He works for Equifax in their Predictive Sciences division as an Analytical Consultant.

Paul V. Hofmann (BS 1995)

Paul V. Hofmann is a Statistical Programmer, working primarily on Clinical Trials, for the DCRI (Duke Clinical Research Institute), located in Durham, North Carolina. Paul and his wife, Tracy, have a daughter, Jenna.

Melissa Callaway Aitken (BS 1998)

"I have my 10 year anniversary coming up in June 2012 working as a physical therapist with Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center formerly known as Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. I want to brag on how I used my Statistics major/ Bachelor of Science degree to help with our research paper in achieving my Master's degree in Physical Therapy in December 2001. I was really ahead of my class, due to my statistics background, and therefore my classmates asked me for the majority of input in assimilating the data in our group research projects. We aced our projects with flying colors, might I add.

Thank you for all the wonderful education I received from the Statistics Department. I felt that each of the professors as well as the department head were all eager to listen and counsel us in how to use our degrees in our future.

I have been residing in Augusta, Georgia since June 2002 where I met my husband, Matt Aitken who is now one of the Richmond County Commissioners and we have a five year=old daughter, Cecilia who is now in Kindergarten."

Michele Mandel (AB 1980)

Michele recently celebrated her 30th year at the Centers for Disease Control an Prevention in Atlanta.
Michele is a Health Statistician in the Division of Reproductive Health. Most of her years were spent working on
a variety of research studies looking on such topics as oral contraceptive use and the risk of breast cancer, ectopic pregnancy, smoking cessation during pregnancy, and most recently, perinatal transmission of HIV in infants and contraceptive use effectiveness in HIV positive woman. Michele's son graduated from the UGA Terry College of Business in May with a degree in MIS and her daughter is working on her application for the fall of 2012.

Randy Cooper (MS 1996)

"I am a systems analyst at Protective Life Insurance Company in Birmingham, AL. Before moving to Birmingham, I was a temporary statistics professor at the University of South Alabama and a software engineer at Huntington Ingalls Industries. I am married to my lovely wife Melissa. It’s been 13 years. I am also involved with Toastmasters International, and I achieved the DTM (Distinguished Toastmasters) award, which is the highest award. I also served as Area and Division Governor."

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