Gerald Taylor '63, of Petaluma, CA, is retired. He and his wife, Anne, moved to California in June
Mickey Freeman '68, of Dickson,TN, recently performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.
Linda Scott Handy ’69, of Callaway, is retired.
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.
Ronald Paxton ’70, of Newport News, releases his second novel, “Deep Water.” The novel is being published
by World Castle Publishing and is available through their website (www.worldcastlepublishing.com) and on Amazon (www.amazon.com).
Phil Elmassian '71, of Ferrum, is employed by Ferrum College as assistant football coach, defensive
Janis Smith-Goschke ’72, of Oxford, GA, is retired.
Marty Williams '73, of Richmond, was named to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for the State of
Steve Robinson '78, of Chapel Hill,NC, has been appointed to the Radford University Board of Visitors.
Clyde Gantt '80, of Virginia Beach, is retired from the VA Dept of Environmental Quality after serving
27 years. He has been involved with water quality monitoring and water pollution
control for 34 years.
Allen B. Crowder '82, of Williamsburg, is employed by the College of William and Mary as the turf equipment
Walter Southall '82, of Farmville, is employed by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation
Service as an area resource conservationist.
Ree Hassett Cincelli '83, of North East, MD, is employed by Cecil County Public Schools as a behavior coach.
Robert Smith '83, of Hampton, is employed by Social Security Administration as an assistance manager.
Teresa Arquelles Hale '85, of Henrico, is employed by ECPI University as a program director of the criminal
justice and business department.
Brian C. Little, Sr. '86, of Richmond, is employed by the City of Petersburg as cultural affairs manager.
Kelly Caputo '87, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was named 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year at Deerfield Beach
High School. She is the science department chair and a IB biology teacher. This
is her 9th year with the school board of Broward County, FL.
Byron Chafin '88, of Richmond, is employed by Waste Management as director of education department.
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.
Paul Scott White '90, of Bena, is employed by Newport News Apprentice as head football coach.
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.
T. Heath Cockerham '94, and his wife, Genna Fuchs Cockerham '96, of Monroe, announce the birth of their daughter, Kathryn Glee, on December 29, 2013.
Jon D. Morris '94, of Roanoke,is employed by Family Preservation Services of Virginia as the new Chief
Kevin Keatts '95, of Louisville, KY, is employed by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
as head men's basketball coach.
Tiffany D. Patton '95, wed Mike Morgan on March 13, 2014. They reside in Richmond. She is employed by
Fareva Richmond as a supervisor.
James Richardson '95, and his wife, Jackie, of Providence Forge, announce the birth of their daughter,
Alden Elizabeth on March 31, 2014.
Lt. Michelle Vandergrift '95, of Vinton, was promoted after 16 years in the force, making her the highest-ranking
woman in the Roanoke Police Department. She is only the second woman ever to hold
the lieutenant title.
Darlene Dalay Wonggaew '95. and her husband, Choosak, of Tustin, CA, announce the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh,
on June 21, 2014.
Tessie Bailey '96, of Billings, MT, was honored along with a small group of outstanding faculty for
their achievements in teaching, scholarship, engagement and service.
Lorinda Hodges Gibbs '96, of Wirtz, is employed by Carter Bank and Trust as assistant vice president and managing
officer at the Westlake office.
Chris Pike '96, of Powhatan, is employed by DachZoom as the vice president for client strategy and
Kari A. Williams '96, of Philipsburg, PA, is employed by SKILLS of Central PA, Inc. as a psychiatric
J. Bryan Davis '97, of Wilmington, NC, has been appointed as head football coach of the Patrick Henry
High School in Virginia.
Shannon Sayre-Johnson '97, of Mehcanicsville, MD, is employed by Breton Veterinary Hospital as a registered
veterinary technician and licensed veterinary technician. She is married to Kade.
Diane Hailey '98, of Roanoke, is employed by American-National University as director of programmatic
and agency approvals.
Amanda McCauley '98, of Roanoke, is employed by Quest Diagnostics as a medical laboratory scientist.
Justin D. Sigmon '98 and his wife, Ollea "Rita" Sigmon '00, of Henry, announce the birth of their daughter, Brystal Hope, on April 2, 2014.
She joins big sister Brooklynn.
Robert Vanselow '98, of Panama, is employed by German-Tec (Panama), S.A. as a director of sales and operations.
John McClintic '99, of Purcellville, received the Certificate of Valor for his ingenuity and tenacity
during the investigation of a crash on Belmont Ridge Road on August 2013.
Heather Schulz '99, of Fredericksburg, is employed by Rappahannock Goodwill Industries as an executive
assistant. She is also the Secretary of the Fredericksburg CSA Project. She participated
as an artist in two art festivals in Fredericksburg: Art Attack and Via Colori.
Gretchen Hager Tipps '00, and her husband, Ryan, of Vinton, announce the birth of their daughter, Josephine
(Josie) Beatrice, on November 20, 2013.
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.
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
Robert Blair Mastin '02, and his wife, Ginni Matern Mastin '04, of Fredericksburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Blaire, on July 15,
Brad P. Dalton '03, and his wife, Heidi, of Henry, announce the birth of their son, Rhett Bowen, on
May 9, 2014. He joins big brother, Huckleberry. Brad is the owner of the 77 Restaurant
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.
Chris Edwards '04, and his wife, Amie Wilson Edwards '06, of Chesterfield, announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Elizabeth on December
17, 2013. She joins older siblings, Abilgail and Jake. Chris is employed by Robbins
Landscaping as account manager.
Amanda Tipton Erazro '04, is employed by Casa Stella Waldorf Initiative as founder/director.
Sandra Southard Kalamaras '04, of Huntington, WA, is employed by Starbucks as assistant manager.
Carrie Jones Altice '05, and her husband, Brian, of Wirtz, announce the birth of their son, Michael Branson,
on January 21, 2014. He joins big sisters: Callie, Catherine and Brylie.
Lori Ekstein Barber '05, and her husband, Tim, of Richmond, announce the birth of their son, Graham Henry,
on December 27, 2013. He joins big brother Caleb.
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.
Mariah Koptis '05, of San Antonio, TX, is employed by SunTrust Mortgage as a data analyst.
Ty'Nesha Jamison Scales '05, and her husband, Javon, of Wirtz, announce the birth of their son, Avery Alexander,
on June 26, 2014.
Kelly Phillips Kidd '06, of Ridgeway, is employed by MPowering Kids as a therapeutic counselor.
Yayoi Nakagawa '06 , of Okinawa, Japan wed Michael Lane on May 21, 2014. She is currently a housewife.
Wilshannoa Wells '06, of Waynesboro, is employed by Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center as a program support tech
Boyd Clay Wiley '06, and his wife, Lauren, of Richmond, announce the birth of their daughter, Regan Leigh,
on February 28, 2014.
Kaitlin Peterson Hairston '07, and her husband, Yuji Hairston '09, of Lynchburg, announce the birth of their son, Yuji Keith, on June 20, 2013.
Cody Matthews '07, and his wife, Amy Baxter Matthews '07, announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Renee, on October 8, 2013. She joins
big sister Madison.
Wilson Paine '07 wed Rosa Tapia on April 5, 2014. They reside in Washington, DC.
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.
Julie Ritenour '07, of Woodstock, is employed by W.W. Robinson Elementary School as a second grade teacher.
Brett Thomas '07, of Danville, is employed by Hargrave Military Academy as alumni development and
head baseball coach.
Thomas Wehner '07, of Murfreesboro, TN, is employed by Cannon County High School as a Lions Academy
Assistant. He is also a referee at the United States Tennis Association.
John D. Burton '08, wed Christina M. Ritter '08 on July 20, 2014. They reside in Wilmington, NC.
Mark Gish '08, and his wife, Melissa, of Hardy, announce the birth of their daughter. Anneliese
Miriam, on December 19, 2013. She joins big sister Evee.
Tim Pohlad-Thomas '08, of Salem, is employed by Dougherty County as an appraiser.
Chris W. Silk '08, and his wife, Magan, of Jacksonville, FL, announce the birth of their son, Caden
Wayne, on February 4, 2014.
Perry Ford, II '09, of Albany, GA, is employed by Dougherty County as an appraiser.
Jessica Ann Lively '09, of Wirtz, wed Coleman Dale Simmons on September 21, 2013. She is employed by Roanoke
Timothy Shipe '09, of Staunton, is employed by Ntelos Wireless as a customer care representative.
He is also employed by Stuarts Draft High School as a member of the cheerleading team
Elizabeth Simms '09, of Henry, is employed by Crossfit Eden as a coach and event planner.
Tiffany Gordon Weaver '09, of Gretna, 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.
Sam Catron '10, of Greensboro, is employed by Guilford County Schools as an AU facilitator.
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 officer.
Kari Botkin Sponaugle '10 and her husband, Michael, of McDowell, announce the birth of their son, Jasper James,
on April 13, 2014.
Morgan Moran Taylor '10, of Radford, graduated from Radford University with her masters degree. She is now
employed by Genesis Healthcare as a speech-language pathologist.
Ashley Norton '10, and her wife, Star Smith Norton '11, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their son, Conner James, on January 6, 2014.
Ashley Hundley Robinson '10, and her husband, Rico, of Amherst, announce the birth of their daughter, Raeghan
Sierra, on October 22, 2013.
Travis P. Smith '10, of McLean, is employed by VIDA Fitness and Aura Spa as a membership consultant.
Samantha Wilds '10, of Danville, is employed by Carlisle School as a fifth grade teacher.
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.
Tyler Reininger '11 and his wife, Meaghan Farrell Reininger '11, of King George, announce the birth of their son, Evan Daniel, on November 6, 2013.
Whitney Scott '11, of Eden, NC, is employed by Rockingham Community College as a learning specialist.
Mallory Taylor '12, of Newsoms, is employed by Les Mills International as a certified BODYPUMP instructor.
Morgan Young '12, of Bassett, is employed by Piedmont Community Services as a psycho-social rehabilitation
Michael Travis Zitmore '12, of Lexington, is employed by Bayshore Mortgage Funding as a loan officer.
Tesla S. Akers '13, of Ashland, is employed by Concord University as assistant women's basketball coach.
Heather Renee Bozarth '13, wed Matthew Montoya on May 24, 2014. They reside in Virginia Beach.
Blake DiMeglio '13, of MontClair, is employed by Adler GYN Minimally Invasive Surgery as an office coordinator.
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.
Scott C. Puschell '13, wed Rebecca Naylor on May 24, 2014. They reside in Chantilly.
Deanna Reid '13, of Christiansburg, is employed by Riverbend Nurseries in Riner as a greenhouse grower.
Rachel Taupier '13, of Palmer, MA, is employed by Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society as an adoption
Kayla Trippeer '13, of Midlothian, is employed by Powhatan High School as the head varsity volleyball
Taylor Nicole Welch '13 wed Charles Alexander Nuttycombe on May 24, 2014. They reside in Newport News.
Bryce S. Wuergler '13, of Moneta, is employed by Ferrum College as an admissions counselor.
Daisy Wilhelm '13, of Lexington, is employed by Continental Underwriters, Inc. as an assistant underwriter.
Leigh Ann Bush '14, of South Boston, is employed by The News and Advance in Lynchburg as a designer/copy
Eric Gregg '14, of Roanoke, is employed by Penn Forest Elementary School with the autism program.
C.J. Russell '14, of Danville, is employed by Nationwide Homes in Martinsville as an accountant.
Allison Byrd Smith '14, of Martinsville, is employed by Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital as lead scribe.
Donte Thomas '14, of Richmond, is employed by Atlantic Bedding and Furniture as a salesman.
Grant Waldrop '14, of Chesapeake, has been accepted into the Maryland-Virginia Regional College of
Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He has also been accepted into the PhD program.
Lovelene B. Hensley '37, of Martinsville, died July 11, 2014.
Frank Benjamin Layman, Jr. ’38, of Rocky Mount, died January 7, 2014.
Lucille Nicholson Moir '38, of Virginia Beach, died February 2, 2014.
Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel '43, of Danville, died June 28, 2014.
Thomas C. Haskins, Sr. '43, of Santa Clarita, CA, died March 2, 2014.
Walter Y. Boyd '49, of Elon, NC, died July 21, 2014.
William Paul Davis ’56, of Ferrum, died March 21, 2014.
Mary Ann Strobel ’58, of Glen Allen, died September 29, 2013.
Wesley C. Stigall '60, of Bon Air, died July 30, 2014.
Richard Gray Lawson '62, of Powhatan, died October 22, 2013.
Larry S. Patterson '62, of Fieldale, died December 8, 2013.
Sylvia Evans Delaney '63, of Independence, died February 16, 2014.
Thomas Jefferson '63, of Gretna, died May 7, 2014.
Robert C. Tyler '64, of Fredericksburg, died July 15, 2014.
Henry L. Martin, Jr. '66, of Halifax, died April 15, 2014.
Foy Rice Owens '66, of Stuart, died July 1, 2014.
Patricia Blackwell Pyles '66, of Charlottesville, died December 7, 2013.
Richard Seltzer '66, of Dallas, TX, died December 14, 2013.
Leonard H. Shepherd '66, of Blacksburg, died May 29, 2014.
Raymond D. Howell '67, of Christiansburg, died March 30, 2014.
Addison Gordon Willis, III '68, of Richmond, died March 28, 2014.
Michael L. George '69, of Appomattox, died January 14, 2014.
Vickie Johnson Smith '70, of Bedford, died July 11, 2014.
Richard A. Newton '72, of Roanoke, died February 22, 2014.
Gary F. Edwards '75, of Richmond, died May 30, 2014.
Joseph M. Sorrell '76, of Iron Gate, died June 21, 2014.
Walter Rodney DeHart '82, of Summerville, FL, died April 6, 2014.
Porter A. Knight '08, of Ashland, died March 25, 2014.
Rhonda Ray '81, of Ridgeway, died April 16, 2014.