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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.

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.

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.

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.

G. Bryan Slater ’82

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.

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.

David Demarest ’93, of Luray, is employed by Shenandoah National Park as a acting fisheries and wildlife biologist.

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.

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.

Scotty Bryan ’97, of Chesterfield, is employed by Chesterfield Utilities as a customer services operations manager for new construction.

Holly Stitham-Ellis ’97, of Virginia Beach, is employed by Virginia Beach City Public Schools as SEC coordinator, SPED Teacher and PBIS coach.

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.

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.

Ruby Childress ’01, of Crescent City, FL is married to Harley and has one child, Conner.  She is employed as a RN.

Brian Kiser, ’01, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke Regional Airport Commission as an IT manager.

Jay Greeley ’02, of Woodbridge, is employed by the Defense Logistics Agency as a deputy staff director.

Patricia Randall Saunders ’02, and her husband, Samuel, announce the birth of their daughter, Stella John on August 6, 2018.

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 an arborist.

Derek Woods ’03, of Ferrum, wed Kenzie Shirack on July 8, 2018.

Ginni Matern Mastin ’04, of Ruther Glen, is employed by Matern Staffing as co- owner.

Sandra Via ’04, of Christiansburg, was promoted to associate professor of political science and international studies program coordinator at Ferrum College.

Mariah Koptis Campbell ’05, of San Antonio, TX, and her husband, Damion, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Genevieve on October 14, 2018.

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.

Julie Weddle ’05, of Christiansburg, is employed by Upward Band as a project adviser.

Yayoi Lane ’06, is in the military.  She is married to Michael and has two children, Kai and Hannah.

Jessica Gamble Luther ’06, of Fieldale, and her husband, Adam, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace, on October 21, 2018.

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.

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.

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.

Kym Jamison Cundiff ’08, of Glade Hill, and her husband, Randall, announce the birth of their daughter, Sage Frances, on September 24, 2018.

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.

Tiffany Weaver Gordon  ’09 and her husband, John Gordon ’07, announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Dayne, on October 23, 2018.

Seth Hill ’09, of Chesapeake, is employed by Alphatec Surveyors, LTD as a project manager.

Adam Lauver ’09, and his wife, Katherine Porter Lauver ’09, announce the birth of their son, Silas Ransom, on August 12, 2018.

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.

Samantha Wilds ’10, of Collinsville, is employed by Henry County Public Schools as a fifth grade teacher at Axton Elementary School.

Brittany Burton ’11, of Brodnax, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Jeremiah Cook ’11, of Rocky Mount, and his wife, Ashlee ’12, announce the birth of their son, Levi Leanord, on September 25, 2018.

Nichole George Cox ’11, of Fredericksburg, and her husband, Jay, announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Grace, on October 13, 2018.

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.

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, wed Megan Robles ’15, on October 13, 2018.  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.

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 pursuing his masters in education.

Alli Colls ’15 and Luke Summers

Jessica Colla ’15, of Mahomet, IL, is employed by Fantasea Cruising.

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.

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.

Samantha Gaines ’16, of Virginia Beach, announces the birth of her son, Namari James Cross, on October 24, 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dean “Trey” Ousterhout ’17, of Richmond, is employed by APEX as a environmental technician.

Emma Topper ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Bedford Regional Water Authority as a wastewater operator.

Chris Clark ’18, of Ferrum, is employed by Ferrum College as an admissions counselor.

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.

Anthony Jordan Propst ’18, has been accepted into the Navy.  He scored high marks and will be in a very elite nuclear program.

Crystal Wright ’18, is employed by Carter Bank and Trust as a credit analyst.

Dexter K. Mullins ’42, of Bassett, died August 15, 2018

Margaret Ingram Burrell Matthias ’47, of Norfolk, died July 23, 2018

Margaret Ingram Burrell Matthias ’47, died July 23, 2018

Ruth Pemberton Coffman ’50, of Mount Pleasant, SC, died September 13, 2018

Janet Dunkum Ayres ’51, Austin, TX died July 31, 2018

Marie Angle Hunt ’62, of Chesterfield, died August 16, 2018

Henry W. Cropp, Jr. ’63, of Fredericksburg, died November 5, 2018

James “Don” Gill ’65, of Fort Myers, FL, died July 18, 2018

David Lee Maddy ’68, of Hardy, died October 26, 2018

Oscar M. Shelton, Jr. ’68, of Chesterfield, died July 4, 2018

Charles A. Pope ’69, of Casselberry, FL, died August 26, 2018

Lynn Shelton Mitchell Rourke ’69, of Amherst, died July 2, 2018

James D. Clark, III ’71, of Ruther Glen, died July 5, 2018

Kervin Lee Williams ’76, of Coshocton, OH, died October 7, 2018

Frederick L. Thedieck ’85, of Hollywood, FL, died September 21, 2018

John W. Moore, III ’93, of Alexandria, died July 30, 2018