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Kids, work, and a startup

Posted By Razan Yasin, Thursday, December 7, 2017


Razan arrived at Hiram from the Middle East at the age of 17. It was her first time being away from her family. In the four years she attended Hiram, her classmates, professors, and Hiram staff became her family. A big credit for her accomplishments to date goes to the Hiram family who gave her the confidence in herself and the 'can do' attitude. She is very proud to be an alumnus of Hiram College. 

Since graduating from Hiram, Razan lived in three countries, got married to an awesome husband and have two beautiful children, became a public health professional and advocate, and a certified project management professional. Currently she works with a software company that creates solutions to improve clinical trial sample tracking.

Most recently Razan launched a new startup with her husband Ismail, MaskItUp Inc. The idea of  MaskItUp came about because Ismail and Razan always struggled to find ways to easily fill out pdf forms electronically. and to share personal information with others when they needed to: HR forms, bank information...etc. For them email was just not secure enough to send forms with personal data in them,especially with news every day about cyber attacks and identify theft. MaskItUp is a platform they created to allow people to fill out forms and share information securely, with giving them control over who accesses their information and the ability to revoke access at any time. 

Razan and Ismail hope that with MaskItUp, they are able to help everyone share data securely.They are glad to receive any feedback from users on their system. Please do not hesitate to register and provide them feedback. 

The website is www.maskitup.com

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Jacob Christian Weaver

Posted By Julie A. Weaver (Kocka), Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jon Weaver and Julie (Kocka) Weaver (07') welcomed their 2nd son, Jacob Christian Weaver on July 10, 2015 at 10:26 AM. He was 7 lbs 8 oz and 19 in long. He joins big brother Jimmy. 

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Melissa L. Maskulka, class of 2007, earns squadron recognition

Posted By Melissa L. Maskulka, Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Melissa L. Maskulka, class of 2007 is currently stationed at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.  She was named as the 2013 93rd Intelligence Squadron Airman of the Year.  In addition to work activities, she's found time to run multiple half marathons and recently played in the Women's South Texas Cup Soccer Tournament.  She also added an Associate's in Intelligence Studies and Technology and a certificate in Intelligence Analysis to her educational background. 

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Baby News!

Posted By Julie A. Weaver (Kocka), Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Jonathan & Julie (Kocka) Weaver Class of 2007 welcomed a baby boy, James Ryan Weaver in May of this year. He was 7 1bs, 3 oz, and 21 in long.

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Graduation from Basic Military Training, United States Air Force

Posted By Melissa L. Maskulka, Wednesday, February 1, 2012
On 27 Jan 2012, Melissa L. Maskulka (Class of 2007) graduated Basic Military Training, becoming an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force.  She was named an Honor Graduate and continues technical training in Texas.   

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Iron Girl and Air Force Enlistment

Posted By Melissa L. Maskulka, Sunday, August 7, 2011
On August 7, 2011, Melissa L. Maskulka (Class of 2007) completed her first Iron Girl Triathlon, an all-women's event held in Syracuse, NY consisting of a 600m swim, 30K (18 mile) bike ride, and 5K (3.1 mile) run.  In addition, this year she finished her first half-marathon, completing the Cleveland Half in May.    

At the end of November, Melissa will be headed to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, as she enlisted as a member of the United States Air Force.  She is looking forward to this new adventure!  

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