"You don't know where you are going, if you don't know where you came from, and how you got to where you are!" JB 3:16, 9/99

Amanda Lynn

Amanda Lynn 

A Daughter to be Proud Of...

Loudoun County High School Graduate - Class of 2001

James Madison University Graduate - Honors Student

with a B.S. degree in Chemistry & Biology


University of Tennessee - Graduate
Masters Degree -- Comparative and Experimental Medicine

Amanda was at University of Tennessee and completed her Masters Degree in Comparative & Experimental Medicine.

She was a Chemistry and Honors Chemistry Teacher at Karns High School - and a NEW HS curriculum - Forensics Science! Amanda LOVED IT!!!

She was also a KARNS Track team coach and assistant Cross Country Team Coach!

And yes, she found out what all this talk about jobs and hard work is all about!  :)

Her husband:

Michael - who is also a James Madison University Honors Student Graduate with a B.S. in Chemistry & Math - and then was teaching and working on his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Tennessee as well!

In his years moving toward his PHD,  Michael continued his important research in chemical combinations that will benefit all of us in various ways in the future!

Michael now has a PHD! Dr. Michael now at Patuxent Naval Air as a civilian.

Amanda will miss her job in Knoxville A LOT! But she will relocate in Md this summer (2012)

Michael, Amanda, and Duke Dog - Chatanooga, Tn - 2004

James Madison University Dukes NCAA 1AA National Champions!!!

Our Daughter Amanda was married to Michael on June 3, 2006!
It was a wedding to remember and enjoy - including a couple of mishaps!

The 1st set of pictures are the wedding rehearsal dinner and the second set are the last photos as they depart as husband and wife from the reception -

(Note the neat detailing job by their friends on the getaway vehicle!)

The Wedding Press Release:

Amanda Lynn of Leesburg, VA and Michael Edward of Fredericksburg, VA, were married on June 3, 2006 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg, VA. A reception followed at the Massanutten Resort Conference Center at the top of Massanutten Mountain.

The bride graduated from Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, VA in 2001, and is a 2005 honors graduate from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. She is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, American Chemical Society, Mortarboard, Beta Beta Beta, Pre-Veterinary Society, Iota Sigma Pi, and the Marching Royal Dukes. The bride is the daughter of J.B. and Jill of Leesburg, VA.

The groom graduated from Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, VA in 2002, and is a 2006 honors graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics. He is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, American Chemical Society, Mortarboard, and Pi Mu Epsilon. The groom is the son of Ed and Irene of Fredericksburg, VA. 

The furry felines, James and Kylie, and now their latest addition Mimi, adapted to the new environment and greet the returning duo each day from class and research work with a purr and smiley face! 

Jill and I and little bro' Brian went down in April ('07) before the "Big Move" to visit the digs and check out the prospective home PLUS a trip to DOLLYWOOD! A great trip - just so far away for me!
:( ... sniff sniff - OK I'm done sniffling now... :)

AND....August ('07) the whole family was together in the house in Duck NC. Weather was great, I WENT TO THE OCEAN AND POOL ALMOST EVERY DAY! SHOCK!!! But alas, we all had to return to reality...

During her University development Mandy traveld quite a bit!
She traveled from San Diego, CA to Canada and to Washington, D.C. doing presentations on her research work at UT.

Having received her Masters in Comparative and Experimental medicine in May 2008, Amanda accepted a job teaching at nearby Karns High School starting in August 2008. She has finished her first year teaching Biology and Honors Biology and Sept 2009 moved to Chemistry and Honors Chemistry.
She also was the first techer in Knoxville to teach the High School Criminal Forensics course. She held a seminar in summer of 2011 and there are now 5 more instructors in Knoxville teaching the same course!
She also finished teaching Chemistry at South College in Knoxville in 2008.

Talk about PROUD!!!  YES!! WE ALL ARE!!!
of both Amanda and Michael!!!
Seems like she not only got her looks like her Mom but got her good looks AND brains from her mother!!!

Other Pages in this Section

     page The Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

     page Amandas Reception

     page Amanda in Canada & D.C.

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