Clarion 2004 classmate dr_phil_physics has been writing steadily ever since, with the occasional sale. Phil, notably, does not write for the trunk. Every story gets sent out, the rejection logged and analyzed in detail, the story sometimes tweaked, but always sent out again. (I know this because the stories and the rejection slips are all posted to our class's private webboard.) Phil is sort of an advertisement for the Heinlein method, except that he does revise.
During the last year, Phil's sales have been more frequent, and to better markets: he's sold to ASIM twice.
Phil just got an acceptance from Stanley Schmidt at Analog.