Alumni Class Notes


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.



Jan Meriwether '74, of Lynchburg, is employed by Randolph College as Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

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



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.


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.
Kevin Sherman '92, of Lafayette, IN, is employed by The University of Pittsburg as a wide receivers coach.

Michael "Chris" Glascock '96, of Glen Allen, is employed by Anthem, Inc. as a developer advisor-IT Telephony.

Julie Shifflett Thomas '96
, and her husband, Charles, announce the birth of their son, Nevan Charles, on November 19, 2014. 
Kevin Salvilla '97, and his wife, Jennifer, of Lancaster, TN, announce the birth of their son, Andrew Michael, on September 3, 2014. 

John Reffit '98
, of Broken Bow, OK, is employed by U.S. Forest Service, Ouachita National Forest as a natural resources specialist.

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.


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.

Patricia Moyer Haskins '03, and her husband, Chris, of Chatham, announce the birth of their son, Levi Garrett, on January 26, 2015.

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.

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.

Lucia Grant-Owen '05, of Virginia Beach, is employed by ForRent.com as a partnerships and lead generation coordinator.

James Schindler '05, of Buchanan, is employed by the City of Lexington Fire Department as a fire fighter/paramedic.

Amanda Sullivan Adams '06, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of their daughter, Hayden Grace, on December 16, 2014. 

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.

Lindsay Rutherford Fanney '06, and her husband, Jordan, announce the birth of their son, William Jordan "Wills" Fanney, II on November 19, 2014. 

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

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

Ali Bell '08, of Wirtz, is employed by the City of Roanoke Department of Social Services as a senior family services specialist.

Kelly Payne '08, of Clifton Forge, is employed by Bacova Guild Limited as a customer service representative.

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.

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

Brandon Montgomery '09, of Charlotte, wed Heather Wilson on May 31, 2014.  He is employed as a corporate immigration attorney.

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.

Lauren Thomas Scott '09, and her husband, Brandon, announce the birth of their daughter, Hadley Pieper, on November 19, 2014.

Joshua C. Shell '09, of Boones Mill, is employed by Advance Auto Parts and senior tax accountant/audit specialist.

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.

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. 

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

Zachary A. Swaine '10,  wed Diana Flowers on November 1, 2014. They reside in Boones Mill. 
James Hunter Boyte '11, of Eden, NC, is employed by Cone Health as a IT analyst revenue cycle.

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

Mary Naff '11, of Allston, MA, is employed by Emanuel Episcopal Church as a dance/movement therapy intern.

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

Ashlee Burgess Cook '12
, and her husband, Jeremiah '11,  announce the birth of their daughter, Makenna Grace, on November 22, 2014.

Clare Matthews '13, of Oak Hill, is employed by Pacific Stock Transfer Co. as a filing associate.

Kara E. Pegram '13, of Ridgeway, is employed by the Virginia State Police as a state trooper in Henry County.

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

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.

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

Ryan C. Amos '14, of Stuart, is employed by the Virginia State Police as a state trooper in Greensville County.

Jennifer Dalton '14, of Dry Fork, is employed by Hughes Center of Danville as a children's mental health counselor. 

Paige Redifer '14, of Weyers Cave, is attending Alderson Broaddus University.

In Memoriam

Lillian Pinkard Forbes '37, of Bassett, died January 20, 2015.
Lois Moran Shively '41
, of Bassett, died February 3, 2015.
Charles Louis Ross, Jr. '42
, of Rocky Mount, died November 12, 2014.
Delphia Sloan Carroll '45
, of Rocky Mount, died December 20, 2014.
Emma Holland Crane '46, of Nottoway Court House, died January 15, 2015.
William G. "Bill" Price '48, of Chesterfield, died December 17, 2014.
George F. Neeb, Jr.  '53, of Perry Hall, died November 9, 2014.
Ernest "Jimmy" James Abshire, Jr. '54, of Roanoke, died December 8, 2014.
Gwendolyn Creasy Wells '56, of Studley, died February 15, 2015.
Charles A. Craddock '64,
of Martinsville, died December 16, 2014.
John Hatcher Holyfield '65, of Vinton, died December 10, 2014.
Jean Stanley Montgomery '66, of Rocky Mount, died October 25, 2014.
Danny A. Danko '69, of Kingsport, TN, died October 24, 2014.
Candis Robeson Richardson '70, of Ashburn, died January 31, 2015.
James "J.K." Elliott '72, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died September 18, 2014.
Sandra K. Bowers '82, of Staunton, died November 10, 2014.
Lisa Dawn Tyson '88
, of Alexandria, died January 28, 2015.
Rebecca Dye Smith '96
, of Orange Park, FL, died November 17, 2014.
Mark R. Lucord '90,
of Richmond, died August 26, 2014.
Terry "Jay" Carmon Bennett, Jr. '00, of Roanoke, died November 7, 2014.
Jerry Christopher Robertson '10, of Collinsville, died December 19, 2014.