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Alumni Class Notes

Philip Weeks ’52, of Forest, is a retired bishop.

Amos Rideout, Jr.  ’62, of Stony Creek, is a board member of Virginia United Methodist Pensions, Inc. where he serves as chair of the personnel and nominating committee.

James Clements ’67, of Hurt, is retired from Dominion Generation where he worked as a procurement engineer.

John G. Kines, Jr.  ’68, of Disputanta, has been appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Social Services.  Kines has served in local government more than 35 years.  He recently completed 12 years as a member of the Virginia Commission on Local Government.

Ron Davidson ’69, of Lynchburg, retired after 20 years of Gleaning for the World.

Charles Miller, Jr ’72

Dan Bryant ’72, of Henrico, is employed by On Hold Marketing as vice president/business development.

Charles Miller, Jr. ’72, of Chatham, was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Pittsylvanian County School Board of Supervisors. He also owns O.B. Clement Group.

Elizabeth Spilman Massie ’73, of Waynesboro, is a writer.

David Campbell ’74, of Midlothian, is employed by Honeywell.

Gene Haynes ’76, on Concord, NC, is employed by State Farm Insurance Co as an agent.

Kenny House ’76, of Wilmington, NC, is employed by Coastal Horizons as a clinical director.

Kenny House ’76

Ray Hundley ’76, of Ferrum, is retired.  His wife, Cheryl ’77, is employed by Ferrum College as a library staff member.

Tony Drayton ’77, of Clinton, MD, is retired.

Stephen Nuttycombe ’77, of Newport News, is employed by Anhauser-Busch as a brewer.

Roger Ramey ’78, of Wise, is retired.

John Seaborn ’78, of Bristol, is retired.

Greg Hancock ’79, of Daytona Beach, FL, is retired.

Robin Canard-Lovett ’79,of Orange, is employed by Fact Finders & FoxxView Title in real estate settlements.

Al Midgett ’79, of Virginia Beach, is employed by R.E. Michel Company, LLC as an outside sales representative.

Mary Murphy Robertson ’80, of Williamsburg, is employed by Wythe Candy as a sales representative.

Clark Childers ’80, of Williamsburg, is retired.  He is married to Susan Childers ’81, who is also retired.

Austin Bond ’81, of Ringgold, is employed by Piedmont Party Planners, Inc. as president, CEO.

Becky Kea ’81, of Boones Mill, is employed by Dr. Laura Moylan as an office assistant.

G. Bryan Slater ’82

G. Bryan Slater ’82, of Washington, DC, has appointed as Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.  Previous to his current appointment, Slater served as the Director of Operations and Facilities for Freedom Partners Shared Services.  Throughout his highly lauded career, Slater has held many leadership positions within Federal and state governments.

Kevin Poeckert ’83, of Weyers Cave, is employed by the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church as a pastor at Mount Clinton United Methodist Church.

Ray Daisey ’84, of Horntown, is employed by Taylor Bank as assistant vice-president, branch manager.  He is living in the remote eastern shore of VA.

Howard Levy ’84, of Henrico, is employed by Nationwide as a audit supervisor.

William Parker ’84, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools.

Burton White ’84, of Ferrum, is self-employed as founder and counselor for Solutions Pastoral Counseling, Inc.

Michael Shultz ’85, of Evergreen, CO, is employed by Bank of America as vice president.

Vicki Watson ’85, of Fredericksburg, is employed by National Community Development Association as an executive director.

John Cahill ’86, of Rocky Mount, is employed by McAirlaids as a purchasing manager.

Amy Colleen Cosner ’86

Amy Colleen Cosner ’86, of Roanoke, is employed by Lifestream Center as a healing arts instructor and psychic reader.

Susan Rabon McCandless ’86, of Preston, MD, is employed by Caroline County Public Schools as supervisor of instruction.

Frank Clark ’87, of Williamsburg, is employed by Department of Historic Foodways.

James Garris ’88, of Roanoke, is employed at TEKsystems as a IT help desk representative.

Stacey Pearson ’90, of Henderson, NC, is employed by Iredell Charter Academy as a teacher.

Dave Hylton ’91, of Forest, is employed by Anthem Inc. as a portfolio director.

Tara Surber Fedis ’92, of Kiawah Island, SC, is employed by Sea Turtle Rescue as self-employed.

Terri Nolen ’92, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools as a health and physical education teacher.

Jim Woods ’92, of Martinsville, is employed by Wright Funeral Service.

David Demarest ’93, of Luray, is employed by Shenandoah National Park as a acting fisheries and wildlife biologist.

Sheryl Moody Reddington ’93, of Chesapeake, is employed by Virginia House of Delegates as a chief of staff.

Greg Henderson ’94, of Vinton, is employed by Advance Auto Parts as an inbound operations manager.

Chris Humphrey ’94, of Moseley, is employed by Humphrey Electric Company as the vice president.

Timothy Moore ’94, of Marco Island, FL, is employed by Collier County Government as a manager of landscape operations. He is married to Heather ’94, and she is employed by Seacrest Country Day School as a development associate.

Tanisha Holland ’95, of Hampton, is employed by PBMares as a pension administrator.

Michael Yergey ’95, of Gainesville, is employed by Yergey Insurance Services, LLC as president.

David Wilbun ’96, of Appomattox, is employed by Tractor Supply Co. as a store manager. His wife, Shannah ’96, is employed by ACS as a purchasing manager.

Deborah Carter ’97, of Lorton, is employed by DELTA Resources, Inc. as a project manager.

Scotty Bryan ’97, of Chesterfield, is employed by Chesterfield Utilities as a customer services operations manager for new construction.

Holly Stitham-Ellis ’97, of Virginia Beach, is employed by Virginia Beach City Public Schools as SEC coordinator, SPED Teacher and PBIS coach.

Clint Hall ’97, of Hampton, is employed by Community Brain Injury Services as a case manager.

Patricia Hall ’97, of Evington, is the owner of Beachhead Counseling Services.

Jason Klink ’97, of Gloucester, is employed by Gloucester County Sheriff Office as a lieutenant.

Matthew Mills ’97, of Martinsville, is employed by Apple, Inc.  as an iOS senior specialist.

Glen Stevens ’97, of Moscow, ID, is employed by The University of Idaho as a lab manager.

Chuck Jarrett ’98, and wife, Elizabeth, of Williamsburg, announce the birth of their son, William Hudson on May 30,2019.

Audra Moore ’98, of Roanoke, is employed by Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare as a day treatment clinician.

Angie Williams ’98, of Greensboro, NC, is employed by by Oak Ridge Military Academy as an alumni and development officer.

Cameron Cunningham ’99

Cameron Cunningham ’99, of Roanoke, is employed by Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital as a administrative coordinator.

Nathan Daniels ’99, of North Chesterfield, is employed as owner of Daniels Sports Performance.  They train athletes and prepare them for competition out of Tuckahoe Sports in the Richmond area.

Toni Lynn Mills ’99, of Rocky Mount, is employed by DRRC as a director of operations and finance.

Angie Stubblefield ’00, of Richmond, is employed by RMC Events Inc. as a business operations manager.

Ruby Childress ’01, of Crescent City, FL, is married to Harley and has one child, Conner.  She is employed as a RN.

Brian Kiser, ’01, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke Regional Airport Commission as an IT manager.

Genny Padgett ’01, of Richmond, is the owner of Agriculture Conservation Products,.

Jackson Self ’01, of Miami, FL, is employed by Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City as a principle.

Joey Cornwell ’02, of Boones Mill, is employed by Farm Credit as a director of branch operations and team leader.

Jay Greeley ’02, of Woodbridge, is employed by the Defense Logistics Agency as a deputy staff director.

Freddie Hodges ’02, of Rocky Mount, wed Maryann Castaneda ’13, of Sterling, on June 8, 2019.

Scott Johnson ’02, of Hartford, is employed by ATC Group Services LLC as an operations manager.

Clinton Wickers ’02, of Candler, NC, is employed by the US Forest Service as a forest technician.

Scott Bryant  ’03, of Roanoke, is employed by Brandon Oaks in senior management as director of social work.  He is married to Cara and they have 6 children: Collin, Jacob, Emmalynn, Ashby, Ariana and Haley.

Erich Henschel ’03, of Crozet, is employed by Seven Ponds Farm as an arborist.

Ginni Matern Mastin ’04, of Ruther Glen, is employed by Matern Staffing as co- owner.

Sandra Via ’04, of Christiansburg, is employed by Ferrum College as the director of graduate and online studies.

Cason Garrison

Curtis Curry ’05, of Brandywine, MD, is employed by Stefanini US as a senior project manager.

Cason Garrison ’05, and wife, Kitska, announce the birth of their son, Clint Dean on June 7, 2019.

Todd Meadows ’05, of Roanoke, is employed by IPS Packaging as division sales manager.

Julie Weddle ’05, of Christiansburg, is employed by Upward Band as a project adviser.

Joe DiMeo ’06, and wife, Amanda, announce the birth of their daughter, Avalyn Grace, on May 16, 2019.

Avalyn Grace DiMeo

Virginia Rickert Kay ’06 and her husband, Jamie Kay ’06 announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Marie on April 11, 2019. She joins her big brother, Andrew.

Yayoi Lane ’06, is in the military.  She is married to Michael and has two children, Kai and Hannah.

Derek Ritenour ’06, of Woodstock, recently earned his masters of science in education from Shenandoah University and was hired as the assistant principal of Strasburg High School.

Nicole Sanderson Nagel ’06, and husband, Mark announced the birth of their son, Dominic Finnegan Nagel on May 17, 2019.

Evelyn Kate Pugh

Matt Smiley ’06, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Carahsoft as a remote renewals advisor.  His wife, Aundrea ’07, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher.

Daphne Tilley ’06, announces the birth of her daughter, Evelyn Kate Pugh on April 10, 2019. Daphne is engaged to Jeremy Pugh. She is a teacher at Franklin County Public Schools.

Travis Hundley ’07, of Cornelius, NC, is employed by Here Rentals as a sales representative.

Wilson Paine ’07, and wife, Rosa Paine announce the birth of their son, Micah Luis Paine on May 11, 2019. He joins his brother, Kason.

Sarah Saar ’07, of  Jefferson, IN, is employed by FSA Management Group, LLC as executive director.

Farrah Elisabeth Underwood

Dicie Turner ’07, of Ferrum, is employed by Tri-Area Community Health Center as a case manager.

Daniel Underwood ’07, and wife, Tabitha, announce the birth of their daughter, Farrah Elisabeth on May 29, 2019.

Thomas Wehner ’07, of Hampden-Sydney, is employed by Hampden-Sydney College as an assistant director of athletic media relations.

Jessica Altice Young ’07, of Roanoke, is employed by Power School as a technical writer.

Christina Ritter Burton ’08, of Fuquay Varina, NC, is employed by Doctors Making Housecalls as a physician assistant.

Jessica Phillips ’08, of Stuart, is employed by Franklin County Health Department as a environmental health technical specialist.

Tim Pohlad-Thomas ’08, of Roanoke, is employed by RIDE Solutions as an outreach and communications specialist.

Perry Ford ’09, of Albany, GA, is employed by PulteGroup as an account payable technician.

Seth Hill ’09, of Chesapeake, is employed by Alphatec Surveyors, LTD as a project manager.

Sherry Perez ‘09, of Glade Hill, is employed by VA Department of Corrections as a deputy chief probation and parole officer in District 22, Martinsville.

Timothy Shipe ’09, of Staunton, is employed by Nexus Services, Inc. as vice president of support services.

Matthew Bird ’10, of Vinton, is employed by Cintas as a management trainee.

Nicholas Ryan King ’10, of Virginia Beach, is employed by the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff.

Heather Ross ’10, of Fieldale, is employed by Henry/Martinsville DDS as a CSA program coordinator.

Samantha Wilds ’10, of Collinsville, is employed by Henry County Public Schools as a fifth grade teacher at Axton Elementary School.

Gary Brandt ’11, of Memphis TN, is employed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Brittany Burton ’11, of Brodnax, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Jordan Diggins ’11, of Richmond, is employed by Lutheran Family Services of Virginia as a treatment foster care social worker.  She is married to Louis and has three children, Rowen, Elijah, and Sienna.

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

Matthew Woods

Chaz Pando ’11, of Henderson, NV, is employed by Bureau of Reclamation as a special event coordinator.

Courtney Webster ’11, of Largo, FL, is employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a manager.

Matthew C. Woods ’11, and wife, Kate Woods announce the birth of their son, Hilton Curtis Woods on May 1, 2019.

Kristy Bell ’12, of Richmond, is employed by Cadence Theatre Company as a stage manager.

Vanessa Diaz ’12, of Burke, is employed by The Washington Post as a marketing specialist.

Gigi Moore ’12, of Richmond, is married to Zack and has one child, Aubree.

Daniel Popsuy ’12, of Gainesville, is employed by Prince William County Government as a firefighter / EMT.

Jourdan Beasley ’13, of Petersburg, is employed by Lifestar Ambulance Service as an EMT.Carol “CeeCee” Bartels ’13, of Richmond, is employed by HRI Lodging as guest services manager.

Anna Bowser ’13, of Buchanan, married Kyle Clark on April 19, 2019.

Tyler Brubaker ’13, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Ferrum College as an academic support counselor.

Jennie Church ’13, of Fairbanks, AK, is employed by Fairbanks Resource Agency as care coordinator.

Jordan L. Edelin ’13, of Washington, DC, is employed by United Educators as a communications assistant.

Deanna Edmonds ’13, of Lawsonville, NC, is employed by Ferrum College as an admissions counselor.

Olivia Martin ’13, of Lynchburg, is employed by First National Bank of Altivista as a branch operations supervisor.

Clare Mathews ’13,  of Oak Hill, married Tyler Pennington on May, 4 2019. Clare is employed by South Riding Golfers Club as director of sales and marketing.

Victoria McGowan ’13, of Norfolk, is employed by Beach Montessori as a teacher.

Chelsie Moore ’13, of Price George, is employed by Prince George County Public Schools as a school counselor.

Steven Robertson ’13, of Williamsburg, is working in the food service/acting.

Matt Hall ’13, of Roanoke, is employed by SunTrust as a personal banker.

Leigh Ann Bush ’14, of Lynchburg, is employed by Randolph College as a graphic designer.

Regis Boudinot ’14, of Dallas, TX, is employed by Open Source as a front end engineer.

Ta’brielle Daniels ’14, of Richmond, is employed by the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine as an executive assistant.

Meagan Hodges Davis ’14, of Glade Hill, is employed by Duncan Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM as a title clerk.

Gary Goad ’14, of Wirtz, is employed by Virginia State Police as a state trooper.

Daniel Hogan ’14, of Little Ferry, NJ, is employed by Ultra/Standard Distributors as a category analyst.

Emily Fitz-James ’14, of Lake Placid, NY, is employed by YRCI as a human resource assistant.

Tyler Lee ’14, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Carilion Clinic as a strategic planning & community development, community health analyst.

Tabrielle Roberts ’14, of Richmond, is employed by VCU as an executive assistant.

Courtney Williams ’14, of Danville, is employed by Carilion as a emergency room department scribe.

Trasean Boatwright ’15, of Henrico, is employed by the Virginia’s Department of Health Professions under Board of Long-Term Care Administrators as a Licensing Program Specialist.

Tiffany Bowman ’15, of Stuart, is employed by Patrick Springs Primary School as a first grade teacher.

Jamez Clements ’15, of California, is employed by AmeriCorps as a teacher aide.  He is pursuing his masters in education.

Patrick Cathro ’15, of Washington DC, is a second year law student.

Alli Colls ’15 and Luke Summers

Jessica Colla ’15, of Mahomet, IL, is employed by Fantasea Cruising.

Alli Rae Colls ’15, wed Luke Summers on May 11, 2019. She is employed by Ferrum College as the coordinator of residential education.

Kylene Culler ’15, of Stuart, wed Hank Parsley on June 1, 2019.

Elizabeth Dunn ’15, is employed as an English teacher in China.

Emily Blevins Glessner ’15, of Blue Ridge, is employed by BRAAC-Roanoke as a behavior technician.  Her husband, Corey ’15, is employed by 1901 Group as a systems engineer.

Salonia Thorn ’15, of Forest City, NC, is employed by the Foundation Performing Arts and Confrence Center at Isothermal Community College as a box office manager.

Sadie Wallace ’15, of Boones Mill, is employed by Stanley Boatwright, PC as a staff accountant and Ferrum College as an adjunct professor of accounting.

Koy Worrell ’15, of Gaston, NC, is employed by the City of Roanoke Rapids as a recreation supervisor.

Amy Branch Almond ’16, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke City Schools as a SPED assistant.

Kaleb Ferguson ’16, of Henry, married Jennifer Booze on May 11, 2019.

Bryce Graves ’16, of Java, is employed by Franklin County Carilion Hospital as an emergency room technician.

Taylor Hamlett ’16, of Danville, is employed by Carilion Clinic as a student nurse.

Mary Hammock ’16, of Chatham, is employed by Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Courtland, VA service center as a soil conservationist.

Ty Haywood ’16, of Leesburg is employed by Madison Trust Elementary School as a third grade teacher.

Jaimon Jefferson ’16, of Washington, DC, is pursuing her masters of social work at Widener University.

Richard Jones ’16, of Powhatan, is employed by APEX Companies, LLC as a environmental technician.

Jaimon Jefferson ’16, of Capital Heights, MD, is employed by Old Navy as a department manager.

Corbin “Corby” King ’16, of Rocky Mount, is Western Virginia Water Authority as a water operator.

Brad Lael ’16, of Fredericksburg, is employed by Spotsylvania County Schools as a vocational agriculture teacher at Courtland High School.

Monica Minter ’16, of Radford, is a graduate student at Radford University.  Kevin ’16, is employed by Montgomery County as a coach.

Sarah Patnaude ’16, of Midlothian, has been accepted at George Mason to begin working toward her masters in social work with a clinical practice concentration.  She has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind as the corresponding secretary.

Tyler Poage ’16, is employed by American Electric Power as a plant support specialist.

Katherine Sessor ’16, of Basset, married Bryce Myers on March 23, 2019.

Rachel Scott ’16, of Marion, has been accepted into Radford’s Psychology-Clinical Counseling Program and awarded a teaching assistantship.

Laurel Skinner ’16, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke County Schools as a teacher.

Trinity Welsh ’16, of Arkansas, is employed by Teach for America as a 1oth grade teacher.

Tori Akers ’17, of Richmond, is employed by PPD, Inc. as an assistant scientist.

Adreanna Alsep ’17, of Spotsylvania, is DEQ and national resource officer.

Alek Ayer ’17, of Taylorsville, NC, is employed by Burlington Police Department as a police officer.

Jasmine Boardwine ’17, of Ridgeway, is employed by City of Norfolk as a horticulture technician.

Lindsay Bolger ’17, of Collinsville, is employed by Trust House as a program assistant.

Kala Brubaker ’17, of Rocky Mount, is attending William & Mary for her masters in education for secondary english.

Cameron Clark ’17, wed Taylor Brashear ’17 on May 31, 2019.

Jesse Delph ’17, of Mount Airy, MD, is employed by Penguin Random House as an order processor / group leader.

Diamond Eliga ’17, of Highland Springs, is employed by Susan . Markel Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant.

Michael Gauldin ’17, of Collinsville, is employed by Youth Connect as a therapeutic youth mentor.

Emily Hargrove ’17, of Garner, NC, is attending University of North Carolina at Wilmington for a masters in psychological science.

Sarah Hendrix ’17, of Summerfield, NC, is attending Bridgewater College for a masters in athletic training.

Jason Kemp ’17, of St. Stephens Church, is employed by Crop Productions Services as a applicator.

Becky LaFlamme ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Piedmont Community Services Board as an intensive care coordinator.

Morgan McPherson ’17, of Callaway, is enrolled in the graduate program in physical therapy at Radford University.

Jacob Neher ’17, of Warfield, is employed by Pennington Seed as a receiving lead.

Dean “Trey” Ousterhout ’17, of Richmond, is employed by APEX as a environmental technician.

Keanah Turner ’17, of Madison Heights, is attending George Mason University for her masters in environmental policy with a concentration in environmental management.

Emma Topper ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Bedford Regional Water Authority as a wastewater operator.

Tim Whitehurt Jr. ’17, of Chesapeake, is employed by Cariilion Franklin County Hospital as a patient representative.

Ciara Lynch ’18

Francisco Flores ’18, of Leesburg, is employed by Carahsoft as a junior sales representative.

Ciara Lynch ’18, of Boones Mill, is employed by Carilion Clinic as a clinical associate.

Tessa Mason ’18, is employed by the VA Department of Probation and Parole as a probation and parole officer in Bedford, VA.

Anthony Jordan Propst ’18, has been accepted into the Navy.  He scored high marks and will be in a very elite nuclear program.

Dashey Ramsey ’18, of Greensboro, NC, is employed by Greensboro College as a assistant sports information director and Greensboro Grasshoppers as a production team member.

Caileigh Riggs ’18, of Bassett, was accepted into the Bedford County Sheriffs’s police academy.

Mitchell Sigmon ’18, of Henry, is employed by Kohls as an administrative assistant.

Brianne Scott ’18, of Ferrum, is employed by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a forensic autopsy technician.

Crystal Wright ’18, is employed by Carter Bank and Trust as a credit analyst.

Sierra Booth ’19, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools as an elementary teacher.

Sarah Bridges ’19, of Callaway, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a science teacher at Callaway Elementary School.

Alexandria Dixon ’19, of Vienna, is employed by SAP Concur as a project manager.

Joshua Grimard ’19, of Purcellville, is employed by Meeting Street Academy as a teacher.

Drew Meadows and Mallory Hall

Drew Meadows ’19, of Chatham, wed Mallory Hall ’19, of Rocky Mount on June 8, 2019. Mallory is employed by Ferrum College as an admissions counselor.

Molly Massey ’19, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a pre-k teacher at Dudley Elementary School.

Kelsey Mosley ’19, of Ripplemead, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools as a teacher at Williams Flemming High School.

Cheyenne Strickland ’19, of Galax, is employed by Henry County Public Schools as a elementary teacher at Mt. Olivet Elementary School.

Chantal Snavely ’44, of Oak Park, CA, died April 15, 2019.

Mary Kathryn Johnson Bassett ’51, of Richmond, died February 15, 2019

Raye Davis Powell ’52, of Mechanicsville, died June 5, 2019.

John Orville Dodson ’55, of Waynesville, NC, died March 15, 2019

Dick Barrett ’56, of Richmond, died May 28, 2019

Roy Lee Keys, Jr. ’56, of Murrells Inlet, SC, died March 12, 2019

Wendell “Wink” McCarty ’56, of Vinton, died August 27, 2019.

Kenneth Robert Pearman ’56, of Roanoke, died April 12, 2019

Larry Duty ’62, of Amelia, died April 21, 2019

Dennis C. Craddock ’65, of Henderson, NC died August 13, 2019.

Barry Allen Bowles ’66, of Martinsville, died March 27, 2019

Susan Sullivan Rodenski ’69, of White Oak, died August 20, 2019.

John L. Butsavage ’71, of Richmond, died May 19, 2019.

2018 Archives

Class Notes 2018

Regenia Knupp Wine ’67, of Waynesboro, was awarded the adjunct faculty award at Blue Ridge Community College.

George Yancey ’67, of Gordonsville, recently retired from a thirty-seven-year career in retail/commercial and wealth management banking. He is married to Phyllis. George is a member of Ferrum College Board of Trustees serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Investment Committee, member of the Orange County Planning Commission for six years+, founding member of the Germanna Wilderness Area Plan for Orange County, Vice Chairman of Dogwood Village Foundation and Dogwood Village Senior Living and appointed to the Dogwood Village Health Commission.

Suzanne Lynch ’72, of St. Petersburg, FL, is retired.

Barbara Smith ’73, of Penhook, is retired.

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.

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.

Clayton Higgins ’85, of Centreville, recently completed his 30th year as a case analyst at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mystica Nelmes ’93, of Charlotte, NC, wed Brian Braden on May 5, 2018.

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.

Joey Stanley ’93, of Callaway, is the owner of Uptown Gifts in Towers Mall, Roanoke, VA. He creates handmade gifts using ordinary items.

Tiffany Patton Morgan ’95 and her husband, Mike, of Richmond, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Lucille, on February 5, 2018. She joins big sister, Angie.

Kimberly O’Bryan ’95, of Alexandria, wed Eric Stewart on December 9, 2017. She is employed by Fairfax County Public Schools as a special education coordinator.

Andy Bell ’97, of Williamsburg, and his wife, Lara, announce the birth of their son, Grayson Vail, on April 10, 2018.

Odell Gray ’97, of Ferrum, is employed by the Department of Social Services in the child protective services unit.

Mandi Asbell ’98, of Charleston, SC, wed Kelton Smith on July 4, 2018.

Brian Walton ’00, of Dayton, OH, and his wife, Brittany, announce the birth of their daughter, Allyson Hope, on June 4, 2017.

Carrie Sessor Pinnix ’01, of Collinsville, is employed by Collinsville Primary as a first grade teacher.

Meagan Gilliam ’02, of Appomattox, is employed by Buckingham County Middle School as a sixth grade history teacher.

Riley Hodges ’02, of Rocky Mount, and his wife, Ashley, announce the birth of their son, Kaden Jeffrey, on February 20, 2018. He joins big brother, Kemper.

Lorie Hale Holland ’03, of Rocky Mount, and her husband, Ken, announce the birth of their son, Jayce Alexander, on October 10, 2017.

Ken Bradshaw ’04, of Kanab, UT, is employed by the Bureau of Land Management as a soil scientist at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Sandy Southard Kalamaras ’04, of Henrico, and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of their son, Colin Bates, on October 16, 2017.

Anne Marie Kerby Mayberry ’04, of Stephens City, graduated from Liberty University with a master of arts in executive leadership on May 19, 2018. She and her husband, Timothy, announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Ruth, on October 3, 2017.

Matt Scruggs ’04, and his wife, Tara, of Lynchburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Grace on June 5, 2018. She joins big brother, Oliver.

Jamie Morton Warner ’04, and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Lynn, on June 5, 2018. Jamie is employed by Bridgeport Public Schools as a biology teacher.

Mariah Koptis Campbell ’05, of San Antonio, TX, is employed by Wells Fargo as a loan servicing specialist.

Gentry Turner ’05, of Stuart, is employed by Patrick County Public schools as a pre-k teacher.

Pam Blocher ’06, of Richmond, wed Brian Fayman, on March 3, 2018.

Amanda Chitwood ’06, of Rocky Mount, wed Scott McCauley on May 26, 2018.

Thomas James ’06, of Centreville, has accepted the new pastoral appointment for Washington Street United Methodist Church in Old Town Alexandria as lead pastor.

  1. Michelle Vincent Pruitt ’06, of Ferrum, and her husband, Joey, announce the birth of their son, Blaine Robert, on October 28, 2017. He joins big sisters, Braelynn and Berkley.

Amanda Thacker ’06, of Roanoke, announces the birth of her son, Asher Lee, on November 25, 2017.

Cameron Walker ’06, of Powhatan, is employed by Bon Secours- St. Mary’s Hospital as a registered nurse, certified emergency nurse, and clinical laboratory science professional II.

Wilson Paine ’07, of Reston, is employed by Stand Together as director of strategic partnerships.

Morgan Moran Taylor ’07, and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their son, Barnes Allen, on December 29, 2017.

Heidi Mills ’08, and her husband, Richard, of Fairfax, announce the birth of their son, Noah, on December 22, 2017.

Meaghan Hill Thompson ’08, of Roanoke, and her husband, Kyle, announce the birth of their son, Jase Michael, on October 7, 2017.

Alyssa Walden ’08, of Fredericksburg, and her wife, Michelle Foley Walden, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Ruth, on September 23, 2017

Sam Catron ’10, and his wife, Molly ’10, of Greensboro, announce the birth of their daughter, Nola Ryan, on January 9, 2018. She joins big brother, Hatchet. Sam is employed by Charles Aris, Inc. as an associate recruiter.

Roger Keaton ’10, of Danville, is employed by Pittsylvania County Schools as an instructional technology resource teacher. He graduated from Averett University with a masters of education in curriculum and instruction (math concentration). He married Emily Irvin Keaton on June 11, 2016.

Stephanie Perdue ’10, of Roanoke, is employed by Ferrum College as coordinator of prospect development and communications in admissions.

Heather Luther Ross ’10, of Fieldale, is employed by Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center as a family advocate. Her husband, Tyler ’10, of Faneuil, Inc. as a CSR.

Alison Martin Saul ’10, of Bassett, and her husband, Allen, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Mackenzie on October 11, 2017.

Hunter Boyte ’11, of Eden, NC, is engaged to Beth Hodges.

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 Sontag Elementary.

Shea Hagy ’12, of Roanoke, wed Chris Brown, on October 17, 2017.

William McCray ’12, and his wife, Jade Witcher McCray ’12, announce the birth of their son, William Lee, IV on April 4, 2018.

Wes Mullins ’12 and his wife, Chelsea, of Manassas, announce the birth of their daughter, Evelynn on October 29, 2017.

Deanna Edmonds ’13, of Lawsonville, NC wed Joshua Bullins on September 16, 2017. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a masters of agricultural leadership in December 2014.

Tyler Lee ’14, of Rocky Mount, wed Julie Kingery on April 7, 2018.

Andrew Hayes ’14, of Jamestown, NC, graduated from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine on May 10, 2018.

Kayla Goins Nester ’14, and her husband, Adam, of Cana, announce the birth of their daughter, Eden Page-Lynn, on June 12, 2018.

Brandon B. Greene ’15, of Charles City, graduated with a master of divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC on May 12, 2018. He graduated cum laude.

Todd Holmes, Jr ’15, of Statesville, NC, is employed by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina as the veteran’s service representative for Iredell County, NC.

Alexis Martinez ’15, of Chesapeake, wed Scott Kunze on June 2, 2018.

Amy Branch ’16, of Goochland, wed Trevor Almond on May 19, 2018.

Brad Lael ’16, of Fredericksburg, is employed by Virginia Tech-Northern Piedmont Agriculture Research Station as a farm manager.

Morgan Funck ’16, of Boones Mill, is employed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in corrections.

Danielle Hannuksela ’16, of Petersburg, is employed by Southside Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse in the emergency department.

Sam Belcher ’17, of Willis, wed Lindsey, on October 15, 2017.

Frank Boxley, III ’17, of Roanoke, is employed by Steel Dynamics, Inc as a sales representative.

Krista Farrell ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher at Sontag Elementary School.

Emily Nelson ’17 wed Adam Duncan ’15, on July 8, 2017.

Callie O’Brien ’17, of Lynchburg, is employed by Blue Ridge Autism/Achievement Center as a behavior technician.

Billie Quesenberry ’17, of Riner, wed Kerry Martin on June 9, 2018. She is employed by Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a administrative and admissions assistant for the Department of Academic Affairs.

Amanda Roberts ’17, of Lawrenceville, wed Jesse Wall on October 7, 2017. She is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a physical education teacher and Ferrum College as an assistant softball coach.

Cassie Chitwood ’18, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections as a probation and parole officer.

In Memoriam

Fred Wilbur Lewis ’47, of Greensboro, died February 16, 2018

Jane Matthews ’47, of Kenbridge, died January 21, 2018

John R. Plymale, Jr. ’49, of Rockingham, died September 19, 2017

Sam T. Simkins ’51, of Hampton, died April 5, 2018

Mary Easley Franklin ’54, of Gretna, died January 16, 2018

Anne Carpenter Tinney ’56, of Urbanna, died September 18, 2017 William Randall Hall, Sr. ’57, of Danville, died June 26, 2018 Ronald L. Parks ’59, of Rock Hill, SC, died September 22, 2017 Wayne Douglas Purcell ’60, of Riner, died February 17, 2018 Bryon R. Fike ’60, of Richmond, died September 15, 2017

John “Bud” Thomas ’61, of Glade Hill, died March 28, 2018

Dorothy Fisher Payne ’61, died April 22, 2018

James E. “Jim” Davis ’62, of Farnham, died February 22, 2018

John Thomas “Tom” Reynolds ’62, of Charlotte Court House, died December 10, 2017

Thomas W. Throckmorton ’62, of Saluda, died May 30, 2018 Larry Beckett Little ’64, of Jacksonville, FL, died February 24, 2018 John Franklin Townsend ’64, of King William, died April 17, 2018 Judy Morrison Craig ’65, of Stuart, died March 26, 2018

Susan Baker France ’66, of Creedmoor, NC, died February 25, 2018

Curtis A. “CUJO” Johnson ’71, of Loyalsock Township, died September 24, 2017

Howard Franklin “Buddy” Reedy, III ’71, of Altavista, died April 6, 2018 David Cleveland Bowman ’72, of Richmond, died January 1, 2018 Bryce Eubank III, ’74, of West Paducah, KY, died September 24, 2017 Donald Ray Testerman ’74, of Greer, died May 8, 2018

Gennie Hayden Gilmore ’79, of Florissant, MO, died April 24, 2018 William “Bill” E. Ticer ’79, of Heathsville, died April 26, 2018 Michael G. Fralin ’80, of Troutville, died January 28, 2018

Kyle Hardee Measell ’80, of Midlothian, died February 21, 2018

Kenneth M. Porter ’81, of Midlothian, died April 19, 2018

Perry Scott Thrift ’83, of Burkeville, died May 25, 2018

Robin Russell Lorraine ’85, of Chesterfield, died April 14, 2018

Daniel F. Cobb ’89, of Roanoke, died March 3, 2018

Terry Crews Dalton ’93, of Pittsville, died May 29, 2018

Kaye Lynn Green Adams ’12, of Ferrum, died January 13, 2018

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