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Alumni Class Notes
Philip Weeks ’52, of Forest, is a retired bishop.
Amos Rideout, Jr. ’62, of Stony Creek, is a board member of Virginia United Methodist Pensions, Inc. where he serves as chair of the personnel and nominating committee.
James Clements ’67, of Hurt, is retired from Dominion Generation where he worked as a procurement engineer.
Regenia Knupp Wine ’67, of Waynesboro, was awarded the adjunct faculty award at Blue Ridge Community College.
George Yancey ’67, of Gordonsville, recently retired from a thirty-seven year career in retail/commercial and wealth management banking. He is married to Phyllis. George is a member of Ferrum College Board of Trustees serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Investment Committee, member of the Orange County Planning Commission for six years+, founding member of the Germanna Wilderness Area Plan for Orange County, Vice Chairman of Dogwood Village Foundation and Dogwood Village Senior Living and appointed to the Dogwood Village Health Commission.
John G. Kines, Jr. ’68, of Disputanta, has been appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Social Services. Kines has served in local government more than 35 years. He recently completed 12 years as a member of the Virginia Commission on Local Government.
Ron Davidson ’69, of Lynchburg, retired after 20 years of Gleaning for the World.
Dan Bryant ’72, of Henrico, is employed by On Hold Marketing as vice president/business development.
Suzanne Lynch ’72, of St. Petersburg, FL, is retired.
Barbara Smith ’73, of Penhook, is retired.
David Campbell ’74, of Midlothian, is employed by Honeywell.
Gene Haynes ’76, on Concord, NC, is employed by State Farm Insurance Co as an agent.
Ray Hundley ’76, of Ferrum, is retired. His wife, Cheryl ’77, is employed by Ferrum College as a library staff member.
Tony Drayton ’77, of Clinton, MD, is retired.
Melissa Powell Gay ’77, of Glen Allen, published a novel, When Are You Leaving. The novel is set in southwestern VA, somewhere between Franklin County and Roanoke. The story is about a small town living in a 21st century world. She blogs about her book and southern living at thiscommonreader.com and is currently working on her second novel. When Are You Leaving may be purchased in print and e-book format at Amazon.com or melissapowellgay.com.
Al Latimer ’77, of Apopka, FL, has published a novel, The Irregular Ordination of Preacher Jim. For the last 18 years, Al has been a senior member of Florida Governor’s office of economic development. He also serves on the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Council, which advises the Florida Legislature on education and workforce talent issues. Writing has been his hobby and stress reliever since high school. You can find out about his book by going to http://www.amazon.com/ and typing Al Latimer into the search box. A picture of the book cover and a brief summary will appear.
Stephen Nuttycombe ’77, of Newport News, is employed by Anhauser-Busch as a brewer.
Roger Ramey ’78, of Wise, is retired.
John Seaborn ’78, of Bristol, is retired.
Greg Hancock ’79, of Daytona Beach, FL, is retired.
Robin Canard-Lovett ’79,of Orange, is employed by Fact Finders & FoxxView Title in real estate settlements.
Al Midgett ’79, of Virginia Beach, is employed by R.E. Michel Company, LLC as an outside sales representative.
Mary Murphy Robertson ’80, of Williamsburg is employed by Wythe Candy as a sales representative.
Clark Childers ’80, of Williamsburg, is retired. He is married to Susan Childers ’81, who is also retired.
Austin Bond ’81, of Ringgold, is employed by Piedmont Party Planners, Inc. as president, CEO.
Becky Kea ’81, of Boones Mill, is employed by Dr. Laura Moylan as an office assistant.
Charles Neal ’81, of Durham, NC, is employed by Domino’s Pizza as a delivery driver. He has worked as a driver and manager for the last 33 years. He recently published a book called Getting the Pizzas to the People. Books can be purchased online at lulu.com as Kindle, e-book or hard copy.
G. Bryan Slater ’82, of Washington, DC, has appointed as Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Previous to his current appointment, Slater served as the Director of Operations and Facilities for Freedom Partners Shared Services. Throughout his highly lauded career, Slater has held many leadership positions within Federal and state governments.
Kevin Poeckert ’83, of Weyers Cave, is employed by the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church as a pastor at Mount Clinton United Methodist Church.
Ray Daisey ’84, of Horntown, is employed by Taylor Bank as assistant vice-president, branch manager. He is living in the remote eastern shore of VA.
Howard Levy ’84, of Henrico, is employed by Nationwide as a audit supervisor.
William Parker ’84, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools.
Burton White ’84, of Ferrum, is self-employed as founder and counselor for Solutions Pastoral Counseling, Inc.
Clayton Higgins ’85, of Centreville, recently completed his 30th year as a case analyst at the Supreme Court of the United States.
Michael Shultz ’85, of Evergreen, CO is employed by Bank of America as vice president.
Vicki Watson ’85, of Fredericksburg, is employed by National Community Development Association as an executive director.
John Cahill ’86, of Rocky Mount, is employed by McAirlaids as a purchasing manager.
Susan Rabon McCandless ’86, of Preston, MD, is employed by Caroline County Public Schools as supervisor of instruction.
Frank Clark ’87, of Williamsburg, is employed by Department of Historic Foodways.
Dave Hylton ’91, of Forest, is employed by Anthem Inc. as a portfolio director.
Tara Surber Fedis ’92, of Kiawah Island, SC, is employed by Sea Turtle Rescue as self-employed.
Jim Woods ’92, of Martinsville, is employed by Wright Funeral Service.
Jerold Smith ’93, of Fredericksburg is employed by a private contractor on a Naval Base as an IT technician. His wife, Michelle Filson Smith ’95, is employed by a hospital doing medical social work.
David Demarest ’93, of Luray, is employed by Shenandoah National Park as a acting fisheries and wildlife biologist.
Mystica Nelmes ’93, of Charlotte, NC, wed Brian Braden on May 5, 2018.
Joey Stanley ’93, of Callaway, is the owner of Uptown Gifts in Towers Mall, Roanoke, VA. He creates handmade gifts using ordinary items.
Timothy Moore ’94, of Marco Island, FL, is employed by Collier County Government as a manager of landscape operations. He is married to Heather ’94, and she is employed by Seacrest Country Day School as a development associate.
Tiffany Patton Morgan ’95 and her husband, Mike, of Richmond, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Lucille, on February 5, 2018. She joins big sister, Angie.
Michael Yergey ’95, of Gainesville, is employed by Yergey Insurance Services, LLC as president.
David Wilbun ’96, of Appomattox, is employed by Tractor Supply Co. as a store manager. His wife, Shannah ’96, is employed by ACS as a purchasing manager.
Deborah Carter ’97, of Lorton, is employed by DELTA Resources, Inc. as a project manager.
Andy Bell ’97, of Williamsburg, and his wife, Lara, announce the birth of their son, Grayson Vail, on April 10, 2018.
Scotty Bryan ’97, of Chesterfield, is employed by Chesterfield Utilities as a customer services operations manager for new construction.
Odell Gray ’97, of Ferrum, is employed by the Department of Social Services in the child protective services unit.
Patricia Hall ’97, of Evington, is the owner of Beachhead Counseling Services.
Jason Klink ’97, of Gloucester, received his master of public education degree from Old Dominion University.
Matthew Mills ’97, of Martinsville, is employed by Apple, Inc. as an iOS senior specialist.
Mandi Asbell ’98, of Charleston, SC, wed Kelton Smith on July 4, 2018.
Nathan Daniels ’99, of North Chesterfield, is employed as owner of Daniels Sports Performance. They train athletes and prepare them for competition out of Tuckahoe Sports in the Richmond area.
Toni Lynn Mills ’99, of Rocky Mount, is employed by DRRC as a director of operations and finance.
Brian Kiser, ’01, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke Regional Airport Commission as an IT manager.
Carrie Sessor Pinnix ’01, of Collinsville, is employed by Collinsville Primary as a first grade teacher.
Meagan Gilliam ’02, of Appomattox, is employed by Buckingham County Middle School as a sixth grade history teacher.
Jay Greeley ’02, of Woodbridge, is employed by the Defense Logistics Agency as a deputy staff director.
Riley Hodges ’02 , of Rocky Mount, and his wife, Ashley, announce the birth of their son, Kaden Jeffrey, on February 20, 2018. He joins big brother, Kemper.
Clinton Wickers ’02, of Candler, NC, is employed by the US Forest Service as a forest technician.
Scott Bryant ’03, of Roanoke, is employed by Brandon Oaks in senior management as director of social work. He is married to Cara and they have 6 children: Collin, Jacob, Emmalynn, Ashby, Ariana and Haley.
Erich Henschel ’03, of Crozet, is employed by Seven Ponds Farm as a arberist.
Derek Woods ’03, of Ferrum, wed Kenzie Shirack on July 8, 2018.
Ken Bradshaw ’04, of Kanab, UT, is employed by the Bureau of Land Management as a soil scientist at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
Ginni Matern Mastin ’04, of Ruther Glen, is employed by Matern Staffing as co- owner.
Anne Marie Kerby Mayberry ’04, of Stephens City, graduated from Liberty University with a master of arts in executive leadership on May 19, 2018.
Matt Scruggs ’04, and his wife, Tara, of Lynchburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Grace on June 5, 2018. She joins big brother, Oliver.
Sandra Via ’04, of Christiansburg, was promoted to associate professor of political science and international studies program coordinator at Ferrum College.
Jamie Morton Warner ’04, and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Lynn, on June 5th. Jamie is employed by Bridgeport Public Schools as a biology teacher.
Curtis Curry ’05, of Brandywine, MD, is employed by Stefanini US as a senior project manager.
Todd Meadows ’05, of Roanoke, is employed by IPS Packaging as division sales manager.
Gentry Turner ’05, of Stuart, is employed by Patrick County Public schools as a pre-k teacher.
Julie Weddle ’05, of Christiansburg, is employed by Upward Band as a project adviser.
Pam Blocher ’06, of Richmond, wed Brian Fayman, on March 3, 2018.
Amanda Chitwood ’06, of Rocky Mount, wed Scott McCauley on May 26, 2018.
Yayoi Lane ’06, is in the military. She is married to Michael and has two children, Kai and Hannah.
Derek Ritenour ’06, of Woodstock, VA, recently earned his masters of science in education from Shenandoah University and was hired as the assistant principal of Strasburg High School.
Nicole Sanderson Nagel ’06, of Richmond, is employed by Capital One as a human resources officer.
Matt Smiley ’06, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Carahsoft as a remote renewals advisor. His wife, Aundrea ’07, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher.
Cameron Walker ’06, of Powhatan, is employed by Bon Secours- St. Mary’s Hospital as a registered nurse, certified emergency nurse, and clinical laboratory science professional II.
Phillip Watts ’06, of Randolph, wed Jennifer Amos on July 9, 2018.
Travis Hundley ’07, of Cornelius, NC, is employed by Here Rentals as a sales representative.
Wilson Paine ’07, of Reston, is employed by Stand Together as director of strategic partnerships.
Sarah Saar ’07, of Jefferson, IN, is employed by FSA Management Group, LLC as executive director.
Dicie Turner ’07, of Ferrum, is employed by Tri-Area Community Health Center as a case manager.
Jessica Altice Young ’07, of Roanoke, is employed by Power School as a technical writer.
Christina Ritter Burton ’08, of Fuquay Varina, NC, is employed by Doctors Making Housecalls as a physician assistant.
Jessica Phillips ’08, of Stuart, is employed by Franklin County Health Department as a environmental health technical specialist.
Tim Pohlad-Thomas ’08, of Roanoke, is employed by RIDE Solutions as an outreach and communications specialist.
Seth Hill ’09, of Chesapeake, is employed by Alphatec Surveyors, LTD as a project manager.
Matthew Bird ’10, of Vinton, is employed by Cintas as a management trainee.
Nicholas Ryan King ’10, of Virginia Beach, is employed by the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff.
Heather Luther Ross ’10, of Fieldale, is employed by Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center as a family advocate. Her husband, Tyler ’10, of Faneuil, Inc. as a CSR.
Samantha Wilds ’10, of Collinsville, is employed by Henry County Public Schools as a fifth grade teacher at Axton Elementary School.
Hunter Boyte ’11, of Eden, NC, is engaged to Beth Hodges.
Brittany Burton ’11, of Brodnax, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Jordan Diggins ’11, of Richmond, is employed by Lutheran Family Services of Virginia as a treatment foster care social worker. She is married to Louis and has three children, Rowen, Elijah, and Sienna.
Chazley Logan ’11, of Danville, is employed by Averett University as a student success counselor.
Matthew C. Woods ’11, of Roanoke is employed by Roanoke City School district as a principal at McQuilkin Hall.
Kristy Bell ’12, of Richmond, is employed by Cadence Theatre Company as a stage manager.
William McCray ’12, and his wife, Jade Witcher McCray ’12, announce the birth of their son, William Lee, IV on April 4, 2018.
Gigi Moore ’12, of Richmond, is married to Zack and has one child, Aubree.
Carol “CeeCee” Bartels ’13, of Richmond, is employed by HRI Lodging as guest services manager.
Jennie Church ’13, of Fairbanks, AK, is employed by Fairbanks Resource Agency as care coordinator.
Jordan L. Edelin ’13, of Washington, DC, is employed by United Educators as a communications assistant.
Clare Mathews ’13, of Oak Hill, is employed by South Riding Golfers Club as director of sales and marketing.
Victoria McGowan ’13, of Norfolk, is employed by Beach Montessori as a teacher.
Steven Robertson ’13, of Williamsburg, is working in the food service/acting.
Elsie Aragon ’14, and her husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of their son, Issac Manuel, on July 21, 2018.
Regis Boudinot ’14, of Dallas, TX, is employed by Open Source as a front end engineer.
Ta’brielle Daniels ’14, of Richmond, is employed by the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine as an executive assistant.
Meagan Hodges Davis ’14, of Glade Hill, is employed by Duncan Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM as a title clerk.
Joey Dolinger ’14, of Roseland, is engaged to Megan Robles ’15. They plan an October 2018 wedding. Joey is employed by Bryants Cider as assistant master cider maker . Megan is employed by VA Distillery Company in Nelson County as a lead mixologist.
Gary Goad ’14, of Wirtz, is employed by Virginia State Police as a state trooper.
Daniel Hogan ’14, of Little Ferry, NJ, is employed by Ultra/Standard Distributors as a category analyst.
Tyler Lee ’14, of Rocky Mount, wed Julie Kingery on April 7, 2018.
Andrew Hayes ’14, of Jamestown, NC, graduated from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine on May 10, 2018.
Kayla Goins Nester ’14, and her husband, Adam, of Cana, announce the birth of their daughter, Eden Page-Lynn, on June 12, 2018.
Tabrielle Roberts ’14, of Richmond, is employed by VCU as an executive assistant.
Courtney Williams ’14, of Danville, is employed by Carilion as a emergency room department scribe.
Trasean Boatwright ’15, of Henrico, is employed by the Virginia Department of Health Professions as a board of medicine specialist. He is entering graduate school in the spring of 2019 for business administration at Howard University.
Patrick Cathro ’15, of Washington DC, is a second year law student.
Jamez Clements ’15, of California, is employed by AmeriCorps as a teacher aide. He is pursing his masters in education.
Alli Colls ’15, of Ferrum, is engaged to Luke Summers. They plan on a May 11, 2019 wedding. Alli is employed by Ferrum College is residence education and Luke is employed by Ferrum College as a football coach.
Katie A. Dice ’15, of Staunton, is employed by Augusta Correctional Center. She is engaged to Joshua Nuckolls and they have a October 2018 wedding planned.
Elizabeth Dunn ’15, is employed as an English teacher in China.
Emily Blevins Glessner ’15, of Blue Ridge, is employed by BRAAC-Roanoke as a behavior technician. Her husband, Corey ’15, is employed by 1901 Group as a systems engineer.
Brandon B. Greene ’15, of Charles City, graduated with a master of divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC on May 12, 2018. He graduated cum laude.
Todd Holmes, Jr ’15, of Statesville, NC, is employed by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina as the veterans service representative for Iredell County, NC.
Alexis Martinez ’15, of Chesapeake, wed Scott Kunze on June 2, 2018.
Sadie Wallace ’15, of Boones Mill, is employed by Stanley Boatwright, PC as a staff accountant and Ferrum College as an adjunct professor of accounting.
Koy Worrell ’15, of Gaston, NC, is employed by the City of Roanoke Rapids as a recreation supervisor.
Amy Branch ’16, of Goochland, wed Trevor Almond on May 19, 2018.
Morgan Funck ’16, of Boones Mill, is employed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in corrections.
Taylor Hamlett ’16, of Danville, is employed by Carilion Clinic as a student nurse.
Mary Hammock ’16, of Chatham, is employed by Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Courtland, VA service center as a soil conservationist.
Danielle Hannuksela ’16, of Petersburg, is employed by Southside Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse in the emergency department.
Ty Haywood ’16, of Leesburg is employed by Madison Trust Elementary School as a third grade teacher.
Jaimon Jefferson ’16, of Washington, DC, is pursuing her masters of social work at Widener University.
Richard Jones ’16, of Powhatan, is employed by APEX Companies, LLC as a environmental technician.
Corbin “Corby” King ’16, of Rocky Mount, is Western Virginia Water Authority as a water operator.
Brad Lael ’16, of Fredericksburg, is employed by Spotsylvania County Schools as a vocational agriculture teacher at Courtland High School.
Monica Minter ’16, of Radford, is a graduate student at Radford University. Kevin ’16, is employed by Montgomery County as a coach.
Sarah Patnaude ’16, of Midlothian, has been accepted at George Mason to begin working toward her masters in social work with a clinical practice concentration. She has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind as the corresponding secretary.
Tyler Poage ’16, is employed by American Electric Power as a plant support specialist.
Rachel Scott ’16, of Marion, has been accepted into Radford’s Psychology-Clinical Counseling Program and awarded a teaching assistantship.
Laurel Skinner ’16, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke County Schools as a teacher.
Trinity Welsh ’16, of Arkansas, is employed by Teach for America as a 1oth grade teacher.
Tori Akers ’17, of Richmond, is employed by PPD, Inc. as an assistant scientist.
Adreanna Alsep ’17, of Spotsylvania, is DEQ and national resource officer.
Alek Ayer ’17, of Taylorsville, NC, is employed by Burlington Police Department as a police officer.
Jasmine Boardwine ’17, of Ridgeway, is employed by City of Norfolk as a horticulture technician.
Lindsay Bolger ’17, of Collinsville, is employed by Trust House as a program assistant.
Frank Boxley, III ’17, of Roanoke, is employed by Steel Dynamics, Inc as a sales representative.
Jamie Carr ’17 wed Bry Zent ’17 of Roanoke, on July 21, 2018. Jamie is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a patrol deputy. Bry is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher at Sontag Elementary School.
Krista Farrell ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher at Sontag Elementary School.
Michael Gauldin ’17, of Collinsville, is employed by Youth Connect as a therapeutic youth mentor.
Jason Kemp ’17, of St. Stephens Church, is employed by Crop Productions Services as a applicator.
Becky LaFlamme ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Coordinator of Volunteers for the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program at the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center.
Morgan McPherson ’17, of Callaway, is enrolled in the graduate program in physical therapy at Radford University.
Callie O’Brien ’17, of Lynchburg, is employed by Blue Ridge Autism/Achievement Center as a behavior technician.
Dean “Trey” Ousterhout ’17, of Richmond, is employed by APEX as a environmental technician.
Billie Quesenberry ’17, of Riner, wed Kerry Martin on June 9, 2018. She is employed by Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a administrative and admissions assistant for the Department of Academic Affairs.
Emma Topper ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Bedford Regional Water Authority as a wastewater operator.
Cassie Chitwood ’18, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections as a probation and parole officer.
Francisco Flores ’18, of Leesburg, is employed by Carahsoft as a junior sales representative.
Tessa Mason ’18, is employed by the VA Department of Probation and Parole as a probation and parole officer in Bedford, VA.
Fred Wilbur Lewis ’47, of Greensboro, died February 16, 2018
Margaret Ingram Burrell Matthias ’47, of Norfolk, died July 23, 2018
Jane Matthews ’47, of Kenbridge, died January 21, 2018
Janet Dunkum Ayres ’51, Austin, TX died July 31, 2018
Sam T. Simkins ’51, of Hampton, died April 5, 2018
Mary Easley Franklin ’54, of Gretna, died January 16, 2018
William Randall Hall, Sr. ’57, of Danville, died June 26, 2018
Wayne Douglas Purcell ’60, of Riner, died February 17, 2018
John “Bud” Thomas ’61, of Glade Hill, died March 28, 2018
Dorothy Fisher Payne ’61, died April 22, 2018
James E. “Jim” Davis ’62, of Farnham, died February 22, 2018
Thomas W. Throckmorton ’62, of Saluda, died May 30, 2018
Larry Beckett Little ’64, of Jacksonville, FL, died February 24, 2018
John Franklin Townsend ’64, of King William, died April 17, 2018
Judy Morrison Craig ’65, of Stuart, died March 26, 2018
James “Don” Gill ’65, of Fort Myers, FL, died July 18, 2018
Oscar M. Shelton, Jr. ’68, of Chesterfield, died July 4, 2018
Lynn Shelton Mitchell Rourke ’69, of Amherst, died July 2, 2018
James D. Clark, III ’71, of Ruther Glen, died July 5, 2018
Howard Franklin “Buddy” Reedy, III ’71, of Altavista, died April 6, 2018
David Cleveland Bowman ’72, of Richmond, died January 1, 2018
Donald Ray Testerman ’74, of Greer, died May 8, 2018
William “Bill” E. Ticer ’79, of Heathsville, died April 26, 2018
Michael G. Fralin ’80, of Troutville, died January 28, 2018
Kyle Hardee Measell ’80, of Midlothian, died February 21, 2018
Kenneth M. Porter ’81, of Midlothian, died April 19, 2018
Perry Scott Thrift ’83, of Burkeville, died May 25, 2018
Robin Russell Lorraine ’85, of Chesterfield, died April 14, 2018
Daniel F. Cobb ’89, of Roanoke, died March 3, 2018
Terry Crews Dalton ’93, of Pittsville, died May 29, 2018
John W. Moore, III ’93, of Alexandria, died July 30, 2018
Kaye Lynn Green Adams ’12, of Ferrum, died January 13, 2018