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Alumni Class Notes

60's

David Norford ’65, of King George, was appointed a marriage commissioner by the circuit court of King George County, VA.  Donna Norford will retire from the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney on June 30, 2015 and join David as marriage commissioner. 

Pamela Jones '67, of Urbanna, is retired.


 

70’s

Mark Sandy '72, of Richmond, KY, is employed by Ball State University as a the athletic director.


 

80's

Charlie Lynch '81, of Norfolk, is employed by the US Navy as a senior inspector for SMART team at Military Sealift Command.

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.

Delbert Southall '82, of Farmville, is retired from the USDA-NRCS.

Kenneth Flick '86, of Shenandoah, is employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation as a contract manager.

Barbara Roberson-Mardigian '87
, of Richmond, is employed by The William J. Farley Center at Williamsburg Place as a lead clinician.


 

90's

Leslie Dering '91, of Richmond, is employed by Dering's Cleaning Service, LLC as owner and operator.

Crystal Naff ’91,
of Rocky Mount, is employed by Preferred Source for Insurance as an independent insurance agent.

Shelli Blankenship Amow '95, and her husband, Mike, of Saint Petersburg,  FL, announce the birth of their Katherine Elizabeth, on May 20, 2015.

Heather Coffman Daniels '96, and her husband, Christopher, of Fuquay Variana, NC, announce the birth of their son, Tucker Blake, on May 22, 2015.

Sherry Correll Honeycutt '97
, of Goldsboro, NC, and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their son, Aeron Patrick, on April 10, 2015.


Kevin Slough '97
, of Roanoke, is employed by IADLEST as a subject matter expert.

Day Seriani '98, of the United Kingdom, is employed by Alder Grange Technology College as a lead cover supervisor.

J.C. Harmon '99
, of Midlothian, is employed by Cengage Learning as a learning consultant.


 

00's

Joseph A. Schwarzenboeck '00 wed Melissa A. Bowling '98 on February 13, 2015.  They will reside in Lake Monticello.

Terry Seward '00, of Waynesboro, is employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center as a PERT rehabilitation counselor.

Thomas Harman, Jr. '03
,and his wife, Amber Rose, of Chesapeake, announce the birth of their daughter, Siena Rose, on January 31, 2015. 

Katrina Woolley Perez '03, of Onancock, is employed by Middlesex County High School as an art teacher.  She graduated from Liberty University in May 2015 with a teaching degree.

Anthony Pica '03,
and his wife, Christie Edwards Pica '01, of Williamsburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Noelle, on December 8, 2014.  She joins big brother, William.

Jason Vipperman '03, and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their son, Kipton Eli, on March 18, 2015.  He joins big sister, Kendra.

Sandy Southard Kalamaras '04
, of Midlothian, and her husband, Gregory, announce the birth of their son, Nathan John, on April 7, 2015.

Anne Marie Kerby Mayberry ’04, and her husband, David, announce the birth of their daughter, Abygail Marie, on April 27, 2015.

Matthew Rhodes '04, of Elizabeth City, NC, is employed by the US Coast Guard.  He is married to Cerissa and has one child, Raffi.

Felicia Clark Ruley '04, of Roanoke, is employed by Integra Life Sciences as a regulatory affairs specialist II.

Jessica L. Scruggs '04, of Hurt, wed Rigos Horta on October 25, 2014.

Twyla Stephen Tatum '04, and her husband, Cory, announce the birth of their daughter, Cassandra Elaina, on December 12, 2015. 

 Mike Beno ’05, and his wife, Alison, announce the birth of their son, Michael Anthony, on April 26, 2015.

Jake Campbell '05, of Amherst, is employed by Appalachian Power as a region environmental coordinator.

Curtis Curry '05, of Charlottesville, is employed by EOIR Technologies, Inc. as a senior MASINT analyst.

Casey Vassar Gerritz '05, and her husband, Scott, of Savannah, GA, announce the birth of their daughter, Emerson Bailey on February 27, 2015.

Mariah Meagan Koptis '05, of San Antonio, TX, wed Damion Campbell on March 22, 2015.

Lisa Eanes '06, of Ridgeway, is employed by Henry County Public Schools as a teacher.  She recently graduated from Regent University with a masters of education in educational leadership; administration and supervision of grades K-12.

Thomas James '06, of Centreville, has accepted the new pastoral appointment for Washington Street United Methodist Church in Old Town Alexandria as lead pastor.  He will begin in July 2015.

Wilson Paine '07
, of Reston, is employed by Total Wine and More as a senior analyst in public affairs.

Ali Bell '08, and her husband, Wes, of Wirtz, announce the birth of their daughter, Ainsley, on June 14, 2015.  Ali is employed by the City of Roanoke Department of Social Services as a senior family services specialist.

Shannon Bernardo Rigney '08, and her husband, Cliff '04, of Stephens City, announce the birth of their daughter, Aria Leigh, on January 29, 2014.

Tim Pohlad-Thomas '08, of Salem, is employed by Walk-About Outfitters as the new store manager.

Alex DeTrana '09, of Knoxville, TN, is employed by Bush Brothers and Company as a senior scientist, technology innovation.

Beth Simms '09, of Eden, NC, wed Ozzy Campos, on May 30, 2015.

Amy Hoback Whitten '09
, and her husband, Jacob '10, of Chase City, announce the birth of their son, Tucker Jase, on February 10, 2015.

Carter Smith '09, of Winchester, is employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a government information specialist.  He is also a USMCR 4th LAR D Co.


 

10's

Jason Butterworth '10 and his wife, Sydney Phillips Butterworth '10, of Mechanicsville, announce the birth of their son, Declan Parker, on May 28, 2015.

Zachary A. Swaine '10
,  wed Diana Flowers on November 1, 2014. They reside in Boones Mill. 

Samantha Anise '11, and her husband, Michael, of North Palm Beach, FL, announce the birth of their son, Aiden Michael, on June 9, 2015.

James Hunter Boyte '11, of Eden, NC, is employed by Cone Health as a IT analyst revenue cycle.

Emma Johnston '11, of Washington, DC, is a second year masters of divinity student at Wesley Theological Seminary.  She is seeking ordination as a United Methodist deacon.

Chazley Logan '11, of Danville, is employed by Averett University as a student success counselor.

Star Smith Norton '11
, of Rocky Mount, graduated from Liberty University with a masters of education with a cognate in Administration and Supervision.  She is now an instructional coach at Sontag Elementary.

Issac Slone '11
, of Buena Vista, is employed by Virginia Military Institute as a rock climbing coach.

Glenn E. Thompson '11, of Glade Hill, received his masters of business administration from Cleary University in 2013 with the specialty of green business strategies.  He went on to obtain training and certification as a corporate sustainability manager and as a LEED green associate.  He serves as the project sustainability manager and LEED consultant for Renewable Engineered Systems and also serves in the same role for the Henricopolis Medical College Project in Martinsville. He has been accepted into Baker Business College's Doctor of Business Administration Program.

Kristy Bell '12
, of Richmond, is employed by Costen Floros as purchasing assistant.

Chelsie S. Brown '13
, of Ferrum, graduated from Radford University in May 2015 with her masters in counseling education: school education. 

Chris Duble '13 and his wife, Caitlin, of Glade Spring, announce the birth of their daughter, Nora Kate, on May 26, 2015.

Deanna Edmonds '13, of Sandy Ridge, NC, is employed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a meat and poultry inspector.  She graduated from UGA in December 2014 with a masters in agricultural leadership.

Tamarra Grant '13, of Upper Marlboro, MD, is employed by the Department of Defense as a staff consultant.

Brian Bishop, Jr.  '14
, of La Plata, MD, is employed by Restore Health as a clinical specialist.

Daniel Hogan '14
, of Jacksonville, FL, is employed by Unilever as a category manager with the Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo grocery stores.

Carl Russell '14
, of Danville, is employed by Palm Harbor Homes as a staff accountant.

Robert Juif '15
, of Round Hill, is employed by Ronile, Inc. as an accountant.

Avery Ardis '15,
of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as Ferrum Elementary School's fifth grade teacher.

Miranda Jamison '15, of Rocky Mount, wed Travis Johnson '15, of Mineral on May 9, 2015.  They also graduated from Ferrum College on this very day.

Harley Nicole Patterson ’15, of Boones Mill, announces the birth of her daughter, Luna Grace, on April 28, 2015. 


 

In Memoriam


Elvarine Ingram Simms '32, of Rocky Mount, died April 4, 2015
Laurice Snapp Alley '40, of Richmond, died June 22, 2015
Reva Edwards Goode '46
, of Rocky Mount, died June 11, 2015
Eleanor Louise Handy '48
, of Roanoke, died June 28, 2015
John "Monty" Williams, Sr. '54
, of Hampton, died May 16, 2015
Gwendolyn Creasy Wells '56, of Studley, died February 15, 2015
Bettie Austin Jackson '63
, of Huddleston, died April 27, 2015
Elizabeth A. Musillo '63, of Manalapan, died February 12, 2015
Thomas Edward Cahn '66
, of Colonial Heights, died April 25, 2015
Kenneth F. Hosaflook '66, of Kernersville, NC, died June 16, 2015
Dennis Ernest Valianos '66,
of Poquoson, died May 16, 2015
Candis Robeson Richardson '70
, of Ashburn, died January 31, 2015
Gordon C. Willis, Jr. '70, of Penhook, died May 15, 2015
John Andrew Hubbard, III '72, of Lanexa, died June 5, 2015
John L. Wharton ’75
, of Fredericksburg, died April 30, 2015
Wayne Andrus Brown '79, of Largo, MD, died March 7, 2015
Edward D. Jones '80, of Lynchburg, died March 6, 2015
Robert E. Hogg '83, of Clifton Forge, died May 4, 2015
Patrick T. Tyree '84
, of Rocky Mount, died March 5, 2015
Jeremy D. Scott '01, of Rocky Mount, died April 2, 2015

 

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