Karen Gaston '63, of Summerville, SC is retired.
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.
Albert Fritter '69 and his wife, Betty Fritter '69, of Mechanicsville, are both retired.
Mike Henson '69 wed Jo Ann Carter '68 on October 22, 2015. They dated at Ferrum in 1968 but parted ways and then reconnected
in August of 2014.
Curtis A. Johnson '71, of Montoursville, PA was recently diagnosed with ALS. While at Ferrum, Curtis played
football and baseball. He recently stepped away from a 37 year coaching career, which
included coaching at every level from Tball to Division 1 softball. Highlights of
his coaching career included winning a 16 to 18 year old softball World Championship
and a Pennsylvania State Softball Championship at Loyalsock High School (28-0) record.
He has also been Booster Club President at Loyalsock for 18 years. One of his former
players, Kelly Caputo, attended and coached at Ferrum. Curtis would like to thank
Hank Norton, Bill Passon, and Jerry Kirk for their inspiration.
Mark Sandy '72, of Richmond, KY, is employed by Ball State University as a the athletic director.
Ken Carpenter '74, of Lenoir, is retired. His life long passion for horses was created in the Ferrum
riding program. The additional knowledge gained in AG classes and in the horse club
gave him a good foundation of knowledge.
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.
Charlie Lynch '81, of Norfolk, is employed by the US Navy as a senior inspector for SMART team at Military
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.
Dave Treen '81, of Cherry Hill, NJ, won three medals in three events in the Southern Zone long-course
meter swimming championships. Winning gold in the 200 breaststroke, silver in the
100 breaststroke and bronze in the 50 breaststroke.
Joe Joines '83, of Durham, NC, is employed as a machinist.
Kenneth Flick '86, of Shenandoah, is employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation as a contract
Barbara Roberson-Mardigian '87, of Richmond, is employed by The William J. Farley Center at Williamsburg Place as
a lead clinician.
Tater Benson '90, of Fincastle, is employed by Mainstream Mental Health Services, Inc. as owner.
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
Greg Craddock '92, of Warrenton, is employed by Patriot Group International, Inc. They have earned
a spot on Inc. Magazine's Fast 500 for the second year in a row.
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.
Tiffany Patton Morgan '95, and her husband, Mike, of North Chesterfield, announce the birth of their daughter,
Angeline Michelle, on October 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
J.C. Harmon '99, of Midlothian, is employed by Cengage Learning as a learning consultant.
John Candler '00 and his wife, Leslie Thomas Candler '04, of Richmond, announce the birth of their daughter, Eliza Susan, on June 21, 2015.
Terry Seward '00, of Waynesboro, is employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation
Center as a PERT rehabilitation counselor.
Brian Walton '01 and his wife, Brittany, of Dayton, OH, announce the birth of their daughter, Adalyn
Grace on January 12, 2016.
Suzzonne Plaisance '01, of Rocky Mount, is employed by BW Offshore USA Management as catering supervisor
and chef for the BW Offshore on the FPSO Pioneer in the Gulf of Mexico.
Kelley Gray '02, of Yorktown, is employed by York County School Division as an assistant principal.
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
Matthew Scruggs '04, and his wife, Tara, of Gainesville, FL, announce the birth of their son, Oliver
Matthew, on September 16, 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.
Tara J. Toland '05, and her husband, William, of Winston Salem, NC, announce the birth of their son,
William H. Tatum IV, on July 6, 2015.
Thomas James '06
Bryce Burnett '06 and his wife, Becky Soteres Burnett '06, of Cumming, GA, announce the birth of their son, Hunter Bryce.
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.
, of Centreville, has accepted the new pastoral appointment for Washington Street
United Methodist Church in Old Town Alexandria as lead pastor.
Derek Ritenour '06
, of Woodstock, VA, was named Virginia Agriscience Teacher of the Year. Derek teaches
at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock.
Jessica Altice '07
, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Interactive Achievement as a resources coordinator.
Dawn Austin '07
, of Ferrum, wed Cory Marsh on October 24, 2015. They reside in Rocky Mount.
Ashley Brubaker Grice '07
, and her husband, Joshua, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their daughter, Emory
Mae, on August 19, 2015.
Kaitlin Hairston '07
, and her husband, Yuji Hairston, Jr. '09
, of Sawyer, MI, announce the birth of their son, Samuel Hiro, on January 6, 2016.
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.
John Burton '08 and his wife, Christina Ritter Burton '08, of Raeford, NC, announce the birth of their son, Otto William, on June 23, 2015.
Kelly Payne '08 wed Daniel Pleasant on October 10, 2015. They reside in Selma.
Tim Pohlad-Thomas '08, of Salem, is employed by Walk-About Outfitters as the new store manager.
Kristin Reming '08 wed Wesley Connelly on October 10, 2015. They reside in Tewksbury, MA.
Alex DeTrana '09, of Knoxville, TN, is employed by Bush Brothers and Company as a senior scientist,
Jared Jordan '09, of Roanoke, is employed by Vinson Hall Retirement Home as activity and engagement
Timothy Shipe '09, of Staunton, is employed by Nexus Services as manager of information technology.
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.
Brandon Nichols '10 wed Chelsea Holland on September 20, 2015.
Lindsey Bowyer Washington '10, of Blue Ridge, completed the physician assistant program at Shenandoah University.
Samantha Anise '11, and her husband, Michael, of Wellington, FL, announce the birth of their son, Aiden
Michael, on June 9, 2015.
Laura Blankenship '11, of Salem, is employed by Novozymes as a research associate.
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
Whitney Scott '11, of Eden, NC, is employed by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a
Students First Office as an academic recovery specialist.
Issac Slone '11, of Buena Vista, is employed by Virginia Military Institute as a rock climbing coach.
Shania Debord Smith '11 and her husband, Nick, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their son, Cash Jamerson
on August 1, 2015.
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.
R. Jordan Wiles '11, of Graham, NC, is employed by Western Alamance Middle School as a teacher. He is
engaged to Gretchen N. Brusehoff and they plan to wed on August 15, 2015.
Kristy Bell '12, of Richmond, is employed by Costen Floros as purchasing assistant.
Brian Cox '12, of Christiansburg, is employed by Radford University as Assistant Athletics Director
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.
Robert Lee "Trey" Finch III '12, of Altavista, is employed by Finch & Finch, Inc. as a funeral service licensee.
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.
Leigh Ann Bush '14, of Lynchburg, is employed by The News and Advance as a special publications designer.
Elise Foster '14 wed Jonathan Aragon on May 2, 2015.
Daniel Hogan '14, of Jacksonville, FL, is employed by Advantage Sales and Marketing as a category
manager for Unilever in Southeastern Grocers.
Jacob "Jake" E. Moore '14 wed Chelsie S. Brown '13 on October 10, 2015. They reside in Disputanta. She graduated from Radford University
in May 2015 with her masters in counseling education: school education.
Carl Russell '14, of Danville, is employed by Palm Harbor Homes as a staff accountant.
Avery Ardis '15, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as Ferrum Elementary
School's fifth grade teacher.
Rachel Elaine Belcher '15
, of Woolwine, wed Neil Wells on June 27, 2015.Trasean Boatwright '15
, of North Chesterfield, is employed by Richmond Public Schools as a special education
Eric Gregg '15
wed Cassandra Ann Stalker '15
on September 19, 2015. They reside in Roanoke.
Robert Juif '15
, of Round Hill, is employed by Ronile, Inc. as an accountant.
Austin Keffer '15, of Champlain, is employed by KOF Associates as a customer service representative.
Bianca Otey '15, of Forest, is employed by the Department of Social Services as an administrative
Brandon B. Cobb '16, of Salem, is employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a personal insurance
George W. Elliott '38, of Ashland, OR, died November 02, 2015
Pauline Cassell Long '39, of Harrisonburg, died October 16, 2015
Daniel Edsel Edwards, Sr. '49, of Sandy Level, died December 20, 2015
James Garland Holloman '54, of Vinton, died November 17, 2015
Donald Wayne Carwile '64, of Brookneal, died January 1, 2016
John E. Anderson '66, of Onancock, died November 8, 2015
Donald E. Brown '66, of Whitacre, died November 22, 2015
Jimmy Woodow Noell '66, of Bedford, died March 31, 2016
Robert Charles Paul '67, of Princeton, died February 6, 2016
Joyce Blount '75, of Roanoke, died December 31, 2015
Peggy Love Martin Farrar '77, of Martinsville, died December 8, 2015
Henry F. Coleman, Jr. '78, of Danville, died January 5, 2016
Marcie Hall Altice '82, of Rocky Mount, died January 11, 2016
Ross Keener '89, of Kissimmee, FL, died October 6, 2015
Ferrum provided me with leadership and experiential learning opportunities that are
unmatched at most institutions. These experiences not only shaped my academic and
professional interests, but also challenged my beliefs, strengthened my curiosity,
and forced me to re-examine my role in a global society.
Wilson Paine '07
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