Sun Devils Honored on National Signing Day
Sun Devils Honored on National Signing Day

On National Signing Day, held on the first Wednesday in February, thousands of high school seniors formally announce their intention to participate in NCAA sports at colleges and universities across the nation.

On February 5, Kent Denver's National Signing Day celebration recognized 14 student-athletes who were recruited by colleges thanks in part to their extraordinary successes in baseball, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

Parents, teachers and classmates gathered to support the following seniors as they officially signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level.

  • Miles Adams: University of Puget Sound, Football
  • Trent Beckman: University of Puget Sound, Tennis
  • Pace Billings: Princeton University, Lacrosse
  • Mika Naomi Fisher: Amherst College, Soccer
  • Max Hewitt: United States Naval Academy, Lacrosse
  • Charlotte Hillary: Northwestern University, Golf
  • Annabelle Johnson: University of California, Berkeley, Field Hockey
  • Payton Lester: Saint Joseph's University, Lacrosse
  • Layton Purchase: Stanford University, Soccer
  • Vaughn Ramsey: Vassar College, Volleyball
  • Matthew Redmond: Tulane University, Football
  • Jack Roode: Sewanee-The University of the South, Baseball
  • Joseph Gray Waldbaum: Tufts University, Lacrosse
  • Rawson Welch: Bates College, Soccer

Congratulations to these students and all of our seniors on their many accomplishments at KDS!

Meet our Communications Team

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications

B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
B.A. - English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on a wide range of communications, including social media, online newsletters, website content, print and digital publications and Summer at KDS marketing.

Amy Vucci

Amy Vucci
Titles: Communications Specialist
B.S. - Biology

"I love to capture the amazing things happening at Kent Denver—this community is endlessly inspiring!"

A videographer, graphic designer and past member of the communications department at Johnson & Wales University, Ms. Vucci provides her creative expertise to Kent Denver in video, photography, graphic design, writing and editing.