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.



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

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


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.

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


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

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.


Bryan Zyglocke '00, of Alexandria, is employed by Ferrum College as an assistant football coach/defensive coordinator.

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Elvarine Ingram Simms '32, of Rocky Mount, died April 4, 2015.
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.
Clifton Allen Elmore '56, of Roanoke, died October 27, 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.
Wayne Andrus Brown '79, of Largo, MD, died March 7, 2015.
Edward D. Jones '80, of Lynchburg, died March 6, 2015.
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.
Terry "Jay" Carmon Bennett, Jr. '00, of Roanoke, died November 7, 2014.
Jerry Christopher Robertson '10, of Collinsville, died December 19, 2014.