Alumni Class Notes


Gerald Taylor '63, of Petaluma, CA, is retired.  He and his wife, Anne, moved to California in June of 2014.

Sam Wilson ’69, of Roanoke, retired from the United States District Court Judge in August 2014.  He will spend a year in Taipei with his wife, Pendred, teaching American criminal justice at National Taiwan University.



Marty Williams '73, of Richmond, was named to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for the State of Virginia.

Steve Robinson '78
, of Chapel Hill,NC, has been appointed to the Radford University Board of Visitors.

Peggy Pillis McLenagan '79
, of Beaufort, SC, and her husband are the owners of The Foolish Frog restaurant in Beaufort.  She does the marketing for the restaurant and also works for Atlantic Marine Corps Community as a property manager for the military.


Clayton Higgins '85, of Centreville, finished his 27th year working as a case analyst at the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is married to Denise and they have three children, Clayton, Emily and Sara.

Col. Michael Hoskin '86, expeditionary contracting command commander, of Honolulu, HI, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony in Alabama.

Brian C. Little, Sr. '86, of Richmond, is employed by the City of Petersburg as cultural affairs manager.

Teresa Benjamin '88 ,of Boones Mill, is employed by Franklin County High School as a special education teacher. She is currently enrolled in a graduate program at OId Dominion University.

Mark D. Hodges '88, of Devil Hills, NC, is a magistrate for Dare County.


Jeb James Bradbury '90, and his wife, Lauren, of Richmond, announce the birth of their son, Rhett Wilson, on July 30, 2014. 

Bob Scarborough '90, of Roanoke, is employed by Valley Bank as a senior vice president private wealth group manager.

Wes Furrow '92, and his wife, Rebecca  "Becky" Winesett Furrow, of Ferrum, announce the birth of their daughter, Ainsley Elizabeth, on July 11, 2014.  She joins big brothers, Adam and Levi.

Rob Monolo '92, and his wife, Christy, of Beaverdam, announce the birth of their son, Alexander Conway, on October 29, 2014. He joins big brother, James.

Nicole Strach Parris '92, of Chester, was recently featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for her work with Special Clothing for Special Babies-Inspired by Wrenn, a company she founded to provide rompers for newborn babies, toddlers and children who have central lines, gastrostomy tubes (G-Tube, GJ-Tube, J-Tube), ostomy bags, heart monitors, or IV tubing and receive post-surgical procedures specific to hospitals.  Nicole's three-year-old daughter, Wrenn, has a rare genetic lung disease called ABCA3 Surfactant Deficiency and is only the fourth person in world to receive this diagnosis.  Nicole is also an author and published The 8th Journal in 2006.

Michael Condrey '95, and his wife, Kim, of Rustburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Harper, on August 1, 2014.

William "Bill" Moore '95, of Waid, NC, is employed by the US Army as military intelligence officer.  He is married to Liz Moore.

Darlene Dalay Wonggaew '95, and her husband, Choosak, of Tustin, CA, announce the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh, on June 21, 2014.

Todd Overstreet '96, of Wirtz, is the general manager at The Auto Connection.
J. Bryan Davis '97, of Wilmington, NC, has been appointed as head football coach of the Patrick Henry High School in Virginia.

Kevin Salvilla '97
, and his wife, Jennifer, of Lancaster, TN, announce the birth of their son, Andrew Michael, on September 3, 2014. 

Jim Wade '97
and his wife, Amy Hodges Wade '97, of Reidsville, NC, announce the birth of their son, Conner Rhys, on August 21, 2014.  He joins big sisters, Mackenzie and Kiersten.

Amanda McCauley '98, of Roanoke, is employed by Quest Diagnostics as a medical laboratory scientist.

Robert Vanselow '98, of Panama, is employed by German-Tec (Panama), S.A. as a director of sales and operations.

Valerie Overstreet '99, of Somerville, MA, is employed by LNS Research as operations manager.  She was editor-in-chief of the Iron Blade as a student.


Donna Lynch White '01, of Axton, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a fourth grade teacher at Snow Creek Elementary School.

Oden "Joey" Cornwell '02, and his wife, Margaret Johnson Cornwell '02, of Boones Mill, announce the birth of their daughter, Martha Ellen, on June 2, 2014.  She joins big sister, Gracie.  Margaret is employed by Ferrum College as the equestrian coach.

Amelia English-Brown '02, and her husband, Stuart, announce the birth of their daughter, Stasia, on June 21, 2014.  She joins big brothers, Justice and Alijah.

Robert Blair Mastin '02, and his wife, Ginni Matern Mastin '04, of Fredericksburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Blaire, on July 15, 2014.

Alison Mitchem Satterlee '02, and her husband, Eric, of Charlotte, NC, announce the birth of their daughter, Esa Ann, on September 26, 2014. 

Patricia Randall Saunders '02, and her husband, Samuel, of Brooklyn, NY, announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Walker, on October 25, 2014.

Travis Nowlin '03, and his wife, Christina McBride Nowlin '03, of Hampton, announce the birth of their son, Joshua Travis, on July 31, 2014.  He joins big sister, Janelle.

Vonettia Calloway '04, of Chesterfield, is employed by Chesterfield County Public School as a teacher.  She is married to Essex and has four children, Allen, Azaria, Keon and Anaja.  She started with the Class of 2000 and has traveled the US and abroad since returning Spring 2004 to graduate.

Joanna Bosik Eddy '04, and her husband, Morgan, of Wilmington, DE, announce the birth of their daughter, Mae Asbury, on September 10, 2014.  She joins big sister, Vivian.

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

J. Cason Garrison '05, and his wife, Kitska, of Warrenton, announce the birth of their son, Grant Hammond, on August 10, 2014.

Lorrie Ann Hale '05, of Ferrum, wed Jason Betterton on July 19, 2014.

Ty'Nesha Jamison Scales '05, and her husband, Javon, of Wirtz, announce the birth of their son, Avery Alexander, on June 26, 2014.

Bryce Burnett '06, of Roswell, GA, is employed by Chick-Fil-A as a supplier quality.

Ryan Hambright '06, of Roanoke, was named the head boy's soccer coach at Hidden Valley High School.

Kelly Phillips Kidd '06, of Ridgeway, is employed by MPowering Kids as a therapeutic counselor.

Brook Powell '06, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Martinsville Family Medicine as a physician assistant.  She is engaged to Lee Nelson and they plan to wed in May 2015.

Laura Boone '07, of Richmond, is now the executive director at the Arthritis Foundation.

Jessica Hodges Hacker '07, of Ferrum, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher at Rocky Mount Elementary School.

Ashley Nolen Moore '07, and her husband, John, of Moneta, announce the birth of their son, John Liam, on September 2, 2014.

Adam M. Pickeral '07, and his wife, Sarah Palastro Pickeral '08, of Christiansburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Elnora Josephine, on June 27, 2014.  She joins big brother, Luca.

John D. Burton '08, wed Christina M. Ritter '08 on July 20, 2014.  They reside in Wilmington, NC.

Shannon Robinson Ramsey '08, and her husband, Jeremy, of Henry, announce the birth of their son, Everett Jeremiah, on November 13, 2014. He joins big brothers, Carter and Jackson.

Amy Young Gordon '09, and her husband, Mark Gordon '07, of Ferrum, announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley Michelle, on November 5, 2014.  She joins big sister, Emma.

Angela Robertson '09, of Collinsville, is employed by The Tax Ladies as a bookkeeper.

Tiffany Gordon Weaver '09, of Gretna, and her husband, John '07, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Bree, on September 6, 2014. She is employed by Ferrum College as assistant director of admissions.

Cynthia Wooldridge '09, and her husband, Joe, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their son, Ronan, on June 30, 2014.

Wally Wright '09, of Richmond, is employed by SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. as a mortgage loan associate.


Ashley Cassidy '10 and her husband, Brian '10, announce the birth of their son, Riley Davis, on October 27, 2014. 

Sam Catron '10, and his wife, Molly, of Keysville, announce the birth of their son, William Hatchet, on October 3, 2014.  He is employed by Guilford County Schools as an AU facilitator and teacher.

Bob Dill '10, of Charles City, is employed by Walsingham Academy as the girls tennis head coach. 

Brandon Jackson '10, of Leesburg, wed Natalie Hall '10 on August 16, 2014.  They reside in Leesburg.

Alison D. Martin '10, wed Allen Saul on June 7, 2014.  They reside in Bassett.  She is employed by Fieldale Collinsville Middle School as a sixth grade math teacher.

Blake D. Saunders '10, of Richmond, is employed by Henrico County Probation and Parole as a probation and parole officer.

Nichole George Cox '11, and her husband, Jay, of Fredericksburg, announce the birth of their son, Levi Donald, on July 9, 2014.

Samantha D. Naff '11
wed Michael Anise on June 14, 2014.  They reside in Wellington, FL.  She is employed by Bethesda Health as a financial analysis budget manager.

Whitney Scott '11
, of Eden, NC, is employed by Rockingham Community College as a learning specialist.

Matthew Woods '11, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Woodrow Wilson Middle School as assistant principal.

Blake DiMeglio '13, of MontClair, is employed by Adler GYN Minimally Invasive Surgery as an office coordinator.

Matt Hall '13
, of Roanoke, is employed by USIS as a legal clerk.

Clare Matthews '13, of Oak Hill, is employed by Cameron Glen Health and Rehab as an activities assistant.

John P. Puckett '13, of Bassett, is employed by State Corporation Commission/Bureau of Financial Institutions as a financial analyst.

Patrick W. Scott '13, of Ferrum, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools and he is engaged to Raven Forbes '12.

Christina M. Strubhar '13, of Ferrum, is employed by Tri-Area Community Health Center as a pharmacy technician.  She is married to Logan and has one child, Logan Dakota.  She is currently working on obtaining her masters in health care administration at Liberty University.

Rachel Taupier '13, of Palmer, MA, is employed by Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society as an adoption counselor.

Maggie Akers '14, of Boones Mill, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a second grade teacher at Callaway Elementary School.

Regis Jean-Pierre Boudinot '14
, of Irvington, is employed by Best Buy as a PC sales consultant.

Leigh Ann Bush '14, of South Boston, is employed by The News and Advance in Lynchburg as a designer/copy editor.

Amanda Dillion '14, of Wirtz, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as an algebra I teacher at Franklin County High School. 

Joseph Dolinger '14, of Hardy, is employed by Orvis Co, Inc. as a ecom specialist.

Eric Gregg '14, of Roanoke, is employed by Penn Forest Elementary School with the autism program.

Allison Byrd Smith '14, of Martinsville, is employed by Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital as lead scribe.

Jonathan Witt '14
, of Critz, designed the beautiful landscaping for the Saari Faculty house on campus.

In Memoriam

Lovelene B. Hensley '37, of Martinsville, died July 11, 2014.
Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel '43, of Danville, died June 28, 2014.
Walter Y. Boyd '49, of Elon, NC, died July 21, 2014.
Wesley C. Stigall '60, of Bon Air, died July 30, 2014.
Bonnie Miller '62, of Lawrenceville, died May 7, 2014.
Thomas Jefferson '63, of Gretna, died May 7, 2014.
Robert C. Tyler '64, of Fredericksburg, died July 15, 2014.
Alywn Wynters Davis, Sr., '65, of Tappahannock, died August 7, 2014.
Jean Stanley Montgomery '66, of Rocky Mount, died October 25, 2014.
Foy Rice Owens '66, of Stuart, died July 1, 2014.
Leonard H. Shepherd '66, of Blacksburg, died May 29, 2014.
Marilyn Jean Braithwaite '68, of Martinsburg, WVA, died July 8, 2014.
Danny A. Danko '69, of Kingsport, TN, died October 24, 2014.
Vickie Johnson Smith '70, of Bedford, died July 11, 2014.
James "J.K." Elliott '72, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died September 18, 2014.
Gary F. Edwards '75, of Richmond, died May 30, 2014.
Joseph M. Sorrell '76, of Iron Gate, died June 21, 2014.
Mark R. Lucord '90, of Richmond, died August 26, 2014.
Terry "Jay" Carmon Bennett, Jr. '00, of Roanoke, died November 7, 2014.