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DORIS FUNDERBURK MORGAN ’46 was featured in an article in The (Monroe, N.C.) Enquirer-Journal about her career as an organist at the Charlotte Coliseum. She began playing the organ in 1957 for Charlotte’s ice hockey team. She continued to play for hockey matches, professional and college basketball games, trade shows - and once for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. She played the organ for the Charlotte Checkers until 2003.
MARY ROUTH ’46 and her husband, Charlie, were featured in a story published in 1808, Greensboro’s Magazine. The pair celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in May 2017 and continue to be active as volunteers at Friends Homes at Guilford.
BARBARA MAUGHAN EISELE ’52 took home top honors from the National Senior Games held in Birmingham, Ala. She swam in the 86-89 age group and won six gold medals in the 50 and 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 individual medley, the 200 backstroke and the 200 breaststroke. She is a member of the Low Country Masters and holds many Top Ten records. In 2016, she was All American in the 100 butterfly and the 400 individual medley and in a 200-medley relay. She also placed first in the world in her age group for the 200 individual medley in short course meters.
DOROTHY “DOT” KEARNS ’53 received the North Carolina Democratic Woman of the Year Award during the N.C. Democratic Women’s Convention held in Winston- Salem.
RACHEL WARLICK DUNN ’55 directs the Presbyterian Home Band in High Point. She is retired from a career teaching choral
EMOGENE HARDY ’55, known as Omeita, displayed her artwork at the Burlington (N.C.) Artists League’s Fine Arts Gallery.
GWEN HARRINGTON BLAND ’57 of Burlington, N.C., welcomed her new grandchild, Adelaide Charlotte Maribel Bland, into the world on June 2, 2017.
NORMA SUDDRETH ’61 is a visual artist with work including papermaking, spiritually themed frescoes, watercolors and greeting cards. She was featured in an article in the Lenoir (N.C.) News-Topic.
EMILY HERRING WILSON ’61 is the winner of the 2017 Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award. She has authored many books, including the just released “The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own.” She has previously won the North Carolina Award and the Caldwell Award. She has also written “No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence” and co-authored “North Carolina Women: Making History.”
NANCY TRIVETTE MARTIN ’62 has received North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine award for her volunteer service. A retired social worker at Western Carolina Center, Nancy works with the Caldwell County Council for Women, First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, Granite Falls Women’s Enrichment Association and the board of directors for the Shelter Home of Caldwell County, and has served three terms as chairman. As a member of the Granite Falls Women’s Enrichment Association, Nancy promotes the Shelter Home, advocates for breast cancer awareness (she’s a 33-year survivor) and raises money for scholarships. In 2012, she was named Granite Falls Woman of the Year.
JANE ELLEN HORNER ’66, ’69 MFA painted “Sun Mum” for the Craven County (N.C.) Arts Council’s annual MumFest. Her winning artwork will be featured on next year’s T-shirts, festival banner and other marketing materials. Jane’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, universities, atriums and on concert hall walls.
NANCY REINHEIMER HUGHES ’66 is the executive director of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, N.C. Most recently, she served as executive director of The Arc of Mecklenburg County.
MARY ELLEN ROBINSON SNODGRASS ’66 has series on dance titled “Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance.” She has also released “Brian Friel,” the fifteenth in the series of McFarland Literary Companions. Mary Ellen has written nearly 140 published textbooks and general reference works, including other McFarland Literary Companions volumes.
KELLY CHERRY ’67 MFA has released her latest poetry collection, titled “Beholder’s Eye.”
SANDRA ELLIS FIELDS ’67 received an Elon Medallion, Elon University’s highest honor. Sandra has retired from Elon, but for 18 years she served as assistant to the president. She joined the staff in 1994 after teaching French at Grimsley High School in Greensboro and then serving as an administrative assistant at Peace United Church of Christ. She tutors ESL students in the Greensboro community.
WILSONIA E.D. CHERRY ’70 retired from the National Endowment for the Humanities after more than three decades of federal service. Previously a faculty member at Florida State University and at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Wilsonia began her time at NEH, a grant- making agency, as a program officer in the Division of Public Programs. She ended her career as deputy director of the Division of Education Programs. She recently traveled to Belgium with her husband of 26 years, Robert Williams. She plans to spend her retirement traveling, reading and volunteering.
STANCIL CAMPBELL ’71 has retired after 42 years of university teaching in the United States, Canada, Ghana and Egypt. He was most recently appointed professor emeritus by the American University in Cairo, where he taught in the Department of the Arts for the past 17 years. After teaching at UNCG for four years in the late 1970s, he spent most of his life working abroad. He has now returned to North Carolina.
JOYCE THIES ’71, ’79 MED is volunteering at Poplar Grove Plantation in Surf City, N.C. She gives demonstrations in the weaving exhibit of the manor house either spinning or weaving and often plays her banjo and sings an old tune.
DEBBIE BLAKE ’74, ’77 MED spoke at a meeting of the Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table as spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow, an ardent Southern activist before the Civil War. Debbie works with the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and transcribed the European Greenhow diaries.
MARTHA HIGHSMITH ’74, ’77 MSHE has returned home to Southeastern North Carolina and is minister at McClure Memorial Presbyterian Church in Castle Hayne, N.C. She previously served as senior pastor of the Yale University campus church, and was the senior advisor to the Yale president and lecturer in divinity at Yale University. She holds advanced degrees from Harvard University and the Yale Divinity School.
DIANNE LAYDEN ’74 is a public member, treasurer and chair of the license standards committee of the N.C. Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy. She is also a member of the N.C. Human Trafficking Commission, the Perquimans County Republican Party chair and a member of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board’s Human Trafficking Task Force.
JOAN SHERRILL ’74 is deacon at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension at Fork in Davie County, N.C. She joined the staff in 2015 following her ordination as a vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church. For more than 14 years, her ministry has been with the prison systems of North Carolina and the Forsyth County jail. She has worked with inmates with addiction problems and helps them re-adjust to life outside prison.
DEB SCHIAPPA ’74 continues to paint since her retirement from the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools. She worked as a media coordinator and retired five years ago. Now her paintings are available as prints and notecards.
SPANN BROCKMANN ’76, along with two partners, has started a film company called Firing Line International LLC to make impact documentaries and features. They are following a nonprofit organization providing survival training to orphans in the Ukraine. Spann plans to be in the Congo soon following another humanitarian group. They also are planning on producing a feature with a supernatural theme.
DAVID CHILDERS ’77 MFA celebrated the release of his latest album, “Run Skeleton Run,” with a party at High Rock Outfitters in Lexington, N.C. David is a retired attorney. He made his third appearance on “Mountain Stage,” a nationally syndicated radio show.
CARLEEN DAVIS ’77 MFA exhibited her art at Mooresville (N.C.) Depot Visual Arts on Main Street. A former elementary and high school art instructor, Carleen is an award-winning mixed media artist from Huntersville, N.C.
J.B. GRIFFITH III ’77 MED, ’88 PHD of Liberty, N.C., a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Cabinet for his high achievement in life insurance sales. He ranks among the organization’s top representatives nationwide.
TERI SMITH ’77, ’08 CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION is preschool director of St. James Episcopal Church School for Little Folks in Hendersonville, N.C.
MARCIA “MARTY” WOODS ’77 was honored by the Mayodan (N.C.) Town Council following her induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. In the fall of 2017, Marty will begin her 39th season as head volleyball coach at Dalton McMichael High School.
SUSAN MCDANIEL BAME ’78 was installed at Lutheran Chapel Evangelical Lutheran Church in China Grove, N.C. She previously served as the congregation’s interim pastor and was officially called as the full-time pastor on July 1. She holds a master's of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
GERTRUDE BEAL ’78 MA had her book “The Underground Railroad in Guilford County” published.
ARTHUR M. WINSTEAD JR. ’78 has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to a three-year term on the State Board of CPA Examiners. He is a partner with DMJ & Co., PLLC. Arthur is active in numerous local, state and national civic organizations. He is chair of the UNCG Excellence Foundation and is a past member of the UNCG Bryan School of Business Advisory Board and the UNCG Board of Visitors.
DORIS W. CARVER ’79 of Roxboro, N.C., is the vice president of continuing education at the Piedmont Community College and has served in various leadership roles at the college since 1999. She earned her PhD in business administration from Trident University and an MBA from Averett University.
JANICE FULLER ’79 MA, ’89 PHD has retired from Catawba College. Catawba’s writer-in- residence, she served for 32 years as faculty adviser to the Arrowhead, Catawba’s arts magazine. She has published four poetry collections, including "Séance," the winner of the Oscar Arnold Young Award for the best North Carolina poetry book of the year. She held the Leona Fleming Herman Endowed Chair in English and the Weaver Endowed Chair of Humanities. She received the Trustee Award in 2017.
LYNN MORTON ’79 is the eighth president of Warren Wilson College. She previously served as provost at Queens University
in Charlotte, N.C. She is the college’s first woman president.
JEAN JACKSON ’80 MS discussed her novel “Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread” during the New Book Lovers Club meeting at Vance Chavis Branch Library in Greensboro. Jean is retired from the City of Greensboro’s parks and recreation department.
DIANNE NEAL BLIXT ’81, ’88 MBA was nominated for a seat on the board of directors of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S. She joined the board in 2016 and was a member of the audit committee. She also has served as a member of the board of directors of Lorillard Inc. and was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Reynolds American Inc.
LAURA HAMILTON ’81 spoke at Administrative Professionals Day for the Greater Florence (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Darlington Chamber of Commerce. Laura is president of her own speaking, training and consulting business. She is an active member of the National Speakers Association and serves on the board of the Carolinas Speakers Association.
ROBIN MARTINEZ ’81, ’84 MBA is publisher of Home Accents Today, a publication of Progressive Business Media. She is also publisher of Designers Today. She has worked for 14 years with Furniture Today and Kids Today.
JONATHAN RAY ’81 MFA is a visiting artist with the Shakespeare Camp for children in Haywood County, N.C. He teaches in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University. He has led Shakespearean performance workshops all over the region for both schools and teacher training. Since studying classical performance in the Shakespeare Lives! program at UNC School of the Arts and Shakespeare’s Globe of London, he has performed in and directed nearly two dozen Shakespearean productions.
MARTA RICHARDSON ’81 performed at “Arts at the Plaza” sponsored by the High Point Public Library. Marta, a classically trained violinist, is a former member of the Greensboro Symphony.
TAMMI THURM ’81, ’85 MBA was elected to the Greensboro City Council representing District 5. She is administrator of the local law firm Hagan Barrett & Langley.
NANCY WITCHER ’81 received a Pinnacle Award from Lenoir, N.C., for her work as a chorus teacher as part of Loving Lenoir Week.
KATHY LANE CASHION ’82 is the human resources director for Davidson County, N.C. Previously, she was director of human resources and talent management for Consolidated Container Company.
RICHARD FENNELL ’82 was a featured artist at the GreenHill Gallery in Greensboro in “The Edge of Perception: Richard Fennell Retrospective.” About 200 of his oils, watercolors, drawings, pastels, prints and sculpture were exhibited.
ETTA C. GRAVELY ’82 EDD is a member of the 2017 class of American Chemical Society’s Fellows. ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science/profession and for providing excellent volunteer service to the ACS community. Etta is an associate professor at NC A&T State University.
KAYE BARROW-ZIGLAR ’83 was the guest speaker for a Family Fun Day, sponsored by Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary in Statesville, N.C. Kaye is an ordained minister of word and sacrament. She is pastor at Logan Presbyterian Church.
BILLY WELLS ’83 has been named principal of the Agriculture & Science Early College, which opened in August on the campus
of North Iredell High School. Billy has worked for the Iredell-Statesville Schools since 2006.
DALE FOLWELL ’84 is North Carolina’s State Treasurer. He previously spent four terms in the N.C. House of Representatives.
MARK JANICELLO ’84 performed a gospel concert at Burlington (N.C.) Assembly Ministries. The concert, titled “I Believe,” is also the title of his new gospel CD. Janicello performed “Rock Legends – The Music of Prince, Queen, Elvis, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and More” in a benefit concert in Alamance County, N.C.
DEAN JONES ’84, an Emmy Award-winning makeup artist, created the mask and mane for the Beast to wear during the production of “Beauty and the Beast” presented by Northern High School in Oak Ridge, N.C.
KRISTIE MILLER ’84 MBA is co-director of the pet food pantry for the Humane Society of Davidson County, N.C. She is also part- time business manager of her son’s new law practice in Lexington, N.C.
MARK COOK ’85 MBA was named CFO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal. Mark works for Channeladvisor Corp., an e-commerce cloud platform company.
VIRGINIA FOXX ’85 EDD, the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 5th District, spoke with students in Lees- McRae’s Sports Management program, answered their questions and talked about her childhood in Avery County.
VERMEL MOORE ’85 is serving on the Statesville (N.C.) Civil Service Board. Vermel is a retired educator from Catawba County (N.C.).
TIMOTHY TYSON ’85X, an award-winning author and Duke University professor, was commencement speaker for the Vance- Granville Community College’s Adult Basic Skills program.
JOHN YORK ’85 MFA is the winner of the 2017 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition for “Seven Years on the Farm.” His essay will be published in the N.C. Literary Review. John recently retired from teaching in North Carolina’s public schools. His poetry has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, Kenyon Review Online, Tar River Poetry and Town Creek Poetry. He received the N.C. Literary Review’s first James Applewhite Poetry Prize in 2011.
RONDA MICHELLE MESSICK CARTER ’86 is living in Winston-Salem and running a nonprofit she founded in 2014, A Closer Look, which serves breast cancer patients. She mentors women through the decision- making process of cancer treatment, enabling them to feel more confident with their choices. She hand-delivers gift bags containing donated moisturizers, warm socks, art supplies and cosmetics to patients undergoing treatment in the Triad area of North Carolina, and donates skin care products. She is an ambassador for the U.S. Pain Foundation, a patient advocate for the cancer pharmaceutical industry and a grateful Stage IV breast cancer patient since 2011.
DEBBIE FERGUSON ’86 MED will be serving her fourth four-year term as commissioner in North Wilkesboro, N.C. She is a retired registered dietitian.
JAMES HERBERT ’86 MA, ’89 PHD is president of the University of New England.
BRIG. GEN. ROGER E. WILLIAMS JR. ’86 has been promoted to the rank of major general in the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard. He is currently serving with Joint Force Headquarters in North Carolina and has served in the military for 31 years.
LISA GARRETT ’87 retired from Person High School in Roxboro, N.C., after 301⁄2 years of teaching marketing, business management and personal finance classes.
DONALD HAMPTON ’87 has retired as principal at Smith Farm Elementary School in Kernersville, N.C. He spent almost 30 years working in the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County School System.
BETH HAYES HUBBARD ’88 is principal at Boomer-Ferguson Elementary School in Wilkes County, N.C. She previously served as assistant principal at Mountain View Elementary School for three years. She has a master’s degree in middle grades education from Appalachian State University (ASU) and completed school administration add-on licensure from ASU in addition to an education specialist degree.
KEN SKRZESZ ’88 MFA is executive director of the Maryland State Arts Council. Ken is a longtime arts advocate and performer with more than 25 years in arts education. He previously served as the executive director of Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth, Del..
LA’RONDA L. WHITESIDE ’88 is assistant superintendent of the Hickory (N.C.) Public Schools. She has a doctorate degree in educational supervision from Gardner- Webb University. She most recently served as principal at Chase Middle School in Forest City, N.C.
LISA BLALOCK ’89 is clerk of superior court in Warren County, N.C. She is a 22-year employee of the clerk’s office and most recently served as assistant clerk.
DON BLANTON ’89 has published volume three of his series “Not Famous: An Autobiography in the Third Person of a Not So Ordinary Man.”
ANNA HARWELL CELENZA ’89 was named the American winner of The Bridge Prize for non-fiction for “Jazz Italian Style: From Its Origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra.” She is the Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music at Georgetown University. She traveled to Rome to accept the prize during ceremonies held in the theater of Villa Taverna.
ANNETTE PRIVETTE KELLER ’89, director of communications for the City of Kannapolis (N.C.), is a board member for the National City-County Communications & Marketing Association. She has been with the City of Kannapolis for three years and has worked in government communications for 20 years.
EDDIE BEARD ’90 MSN was named the president and chief executive officer of Catawba Valley (N.C.) Medical Center. Eddie has a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in executive leadership from American Sentinel University. He currently serves as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at the medical center.
ROBERT BAUMGARDNER ’90 directed an interactive comedy improvisation presented at the Providence Fringe Festival in Providence, R.I., and the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. The show was titled “Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!”
HAROLD OWEN ’90 MPA serves on the Burlington (N.C.) City Council. He works with O&L Associates, LLC.
BARBARA SEYMOUR ’90 has joined Charleston (S.C.)-based Clawson and Staubes. She practices in the area of professional responsibility and legal ethics. She earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
STEPHANIE DIXON ’91 was named a 2017 Nurse of Distinction by the Greensboro News & Record and Winston-Salem Journal. Stephanie is a ventricular assist device coordinator at the Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center.
ANGELA ROBBINS ’91, ’02 MA, ’10 PHD presented her lecture at the Haw River Museum titled “North Carolina’s Women ‘Do Their Bit’ during World War I.” She is an assistant professor of history at Meredith College and has worked in education and collections management at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, the Greensboro Historical Museum, Blandwood Mansion and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
BILLY CAUDLE ’92, arts in education director of Arts of the Albemarle, serves on the Elizabeth City (N.C.) City Council.
JONATHAN D. GREEN ’92 DMA has been named president of Susquehanna University.
DENISE RHEW ’92, ’00 MSN, ’16 PHD was named a 2017 Nurse of Distinction by the Greensboro News & Record and Winston- Salem Journal. Denise is a clinical nurse specialist and research chair for the Cone Health system.
ERNEST GRANT ’93 MSN, ’15 PHD was re-elected vice president of the American Nurses Association. He is burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He is the first male to be elected to the office of vice president of the association.
KEVIN LORENZ ’93 PHD, a classical guitarist, performed at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, S.C.
FRED MEADS ’93 MM is conductor of the new boy choir ensembles at Princeton Girlchoir in Princeton, N.J. He previously worked for the American Boychoir School and part time with the Girlchoir. In addition to leading both of the new choirs for boys, he will continue to work with Girlchoir ensembles and serve as director of education.
KEVIN PRICE ’93 was inducted into the Class of 2017 James B. Dudley High School Hall of Fame, Hall of Distinction.
JASON TEW ’93 is sports director for the Alex W. Spears III Family YMCA in northwest Greensboro. Jason previously taught health and physical education for Guilford County Schools.
SHERRI THOMAS ’93, vice president of human resources and organization development for Truliant Federal Credit Union, has been named to Elon University’s first Black Life Advisory Council.
JOHN BROWN ’94 and his jazz band performed at the Peacock Performing Arts Center in Clay County, N.C. John is director of the jazz program and associate professor of the practice of music at Duke University.
MELINDA LEMONS ’94 was featured as Citizen of the Week by The Stokes News in its Sandy Ridge News section. Melinda is a teacher with the Stokes County Schools. Her hobbies include quilting and camping.
DENISE PATTERSON ’94 is superintendent of the Asheville (N.C.) City Schools. She most recently served as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in the Hickory (N.C.) Public Schools.
RAMELLE PULITZER ’94 MED was named to the board of trustees and national council of the Norman Rockwell Museum. She has served as executive director for an artists’ organization, taught art appreciation at Winston-Salem State University and owned an art gallery. She is the founder of New View Tours, a company that designs custom tours to favorite destinations in the U.S., Europe and South America.
MARK STEPHENSON ’94 led an artist workshop in Salisbury, N.C., on the art of seeing based on Frederick Franck’s book “The Zen of Seeing – Drawing as Meditation.”
JIM THOMPSON ’94 ran for mayor of Wake Forest, N.C. He currently serves as a town commissioner. He is the vice president
of association management of CHMS. He previously served as the executive director for the Association Executives of North Carolina.
JENNIFER BEAN BOWER ’95 wrote an article titled “The Legend of the Little Red Man” for Yes! Weekly magazine. She is the author of “Winston & Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.”
SHERYL ELY ’95 is director of parks and recreation for the City of Knoxville, Tenn. She previously served as the city’s deputy director of public service.
JENNIFER HORNSBY ’95, ’00 MED teaches fifth grade at Jones Elementary School in Wilson, N.C. Jennifer, who is completing her doctorate in education, curriculum and instruction at Gardner-Webb University, was featured in an article titled “Why I Teach” in The Wilson Daily Times.
MICHAEL KAHN ’95 MED was keynote speaker for a symposium on medical crisis presented by the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C.
JESSICA LORELLO ’96, deputy Idaho attorney general, was named to the Idaho Court of Appeals to fill an unexpired term. She has worked in the Attorney General’s office since 2004. She has a master’s degree in healthcare administration and a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill. She also served on the faculty of Concordia University’s Boise Law School and teaches regularly at the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy.
LORI OAKLEY ’96 is planning director for Person County, N.C. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of planning and has worked for both a private developer and local governments over her career. She most recently was planning and zoning administrator and code enforcement administrator for the town of Waxhaw.
ERIN REEDY TONDA ’96 has been named a victim/survivor navigator by The Battle Creek (Mich.) Community Foundation, the Kalamazoo Foundation and the United Way. Tonda retired from the practice of law in 2013 to study and teach yoga, meditation and wellness in the Kalamazoo area.
LUCINDY WILLIS ’96 PHD holds cooking classes at her home, Terrapin Cove Farm on Farmer Lake in Burlington, N.C. Lucindy was former chef and owner of The Yancey House restaurant in Yanceyville. She also teaches cooking classes at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. She was named Cook of the Month by the Burlington Times-News.
MARC ASHLEY ’97 is president and chief operating officer of Market America in Greensboro.
GREG KEARNS ’97 operates the Biscuitville restaurant in Asheboro, N.C. He was recognized as Biscuitville’s Operator
of the Year in 2004 and 2007 and the Biscuit Bake-Off Company Champion: Management in 2015.
NATHAN RASEY ’97 MED was named Principal of the Year for the Stokes County (N.C.) Schools. He has served as principal at North Stokes High School since 2011.
BETSY HENDERSON ’98 MFA, department chair/instructor of humanities and fine arts at Vance-Granville Community College, led a discussion on Tennessee Williams and his classic drama, “The Glass Menagerie” in Oxford, N.C. She directed the college’s production of the play in April 2017. As an actress, Betsy has worked with Raleigh Ensemble Players, Deep Dish Theatre Company, Burning Coal Theatre Company, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Theatre of the American South, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, Temple Theatre and Justice Theatre Project. She currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of Granville Little Theatre.
CHRISTY ROYAL ’98 was named Oak Ridge Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. She teaches music at the Guilford County school.
SHARON HAMILTON WALLACE ’98 is principal at New Market Elementary School in Randolph County (N.C.). She formerly
was principal at Franklinville Elementary School. She has a master’s degree in school administration from UNC Chapel Hill, where she was a member of the Principal Fellows Program.
MARSHA BAILEY CURTIS ’99 performed the national anthem at a Charlotte Hornets home game.
EMILY LIPE ’99 MSA is interim superintendent of the Davidson County (N.C.) Schools. She previously served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
MICHELE ROBERTS-MORRISON ’99 MED was named Teacher of the Year at C.M. Eppes Middle School in Greenville, N.C. She teaches exceptional children English and language arts and provides curriculum assistance.
THE REV. MICHAEL O. SOWERS ’99 is pastor of Buies Creek (N.C.) Baptist Church. He previously served as a consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
JEREMY WELLS ’99 is principal at Hillcrest Elementary School in Burlington, N.C. He formerly served as assistant principal at Highland Elementary School.
JUSTIN RICHARD ERVIN III ’93 and Matthew Antonio Bosch were married on May 6, 2017, in Kernersville, N.C. Justin graduated from Elon Law in 2010 and the University of Florida College of Law in 2011. He is an attorney in Greensboro.
BARBARA BLACKBURN ’00 PHD has received the 2017 Educator’s Choice Content award from SmartBrief for her piece “The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise.” She was honored at the ASCD Empower 2017 Conference in March. She was also ranked No. 4 on Global Guru’s list of the World’s Top 30 Education Professionals for 2017. She is an education consultant, author and speaker.
SHANNON CLARK ’00 MFA was a guest designer for the Vance-Granville Community College Dinner Theater production of “The Glass Menagerie.” He manages the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Cary Academy.
AMY KIRKMAN ’00, ’06 MED is weekday school director for First Baptist Church in Greensboro. She previously served as an exceptional children’s teacher with Guilford County Schools.
BEN LEDBETTER ’00 is a reporter with the Smoky Mountain Times in Bryson City, N.C. He previously covered public safety and Thomasville government for The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C.
PRESTON MONTAGUE ’00, a botanical illustrator, is working on his “Codex Carolinum” alphabet series which features native North Carolina plants. He was invited to draw the letter “W” for the cover of Walter magazine for its anniversary edition. Preston is employed as a landscape designer at Lift Environmental Design.
SEAN TENCER ’00 is assistant town manager of Haw River, N.C. He previously served as planner for the town of Elon, N.C.
BILL ZELL ’00 MPA is interim town manager for Spring Lake, N.C. Bill retired from Aberdeen, N.C., in 2016 after 13 years of service.
CHRISTAL BROWN ’01 is serving on the board of directors of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Christal is artistic director for INSPRIT and dance program chair at Middlebury College. She continues to perform with Bebe Miller Company, touring her evening length work “The Opulence of Integrity” and expanding her skillset as a regional affiliate with Actors, Models and Talent for Christ.
CHRIS CHALK ’01 has a recurring role in “Star Wars: Rebels,” an animated series, and “Gotham.”
AARON COKER ’01 performs with Spider Bitch, a rock ‘n’ roll band based in Greensboro.
FRANCHESCA GANTT ’01 is principal at Camden (N.C.) Middle School. She was formerly an assistant principal at Neal Middle School in the Durham public school system. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Gardner- Webb University and is working toward a doctorate in education leadership at the university.
TIFFANY GIBSON ’01 was named a 2017 Nurse of Distinction by the Greensboro News & Record and Winston-Salem Journal. Tiffany is a nurse practitioner in family and women’s health at Kernersville Family Practice.
EMILY V. GORDON ’01, ’03 MS AND EDS and Kumail Nanjiani shared the story of how they met in the critically acclaimed movie, “The Big Sick.” They wrote the script which was nominated for an Oscar. She was a practicing couples and family therapist before she met Kumail and gradually shifted from therapy to freelance writing for magazines, websites and television. The film was named one of the top 10 films of 2017 by the American Film Institute.
MARK HAFFEY ’01 MSN, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), has been named the 2017-18 vice president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He is a staff CRNA at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
ROY LYNCH ’01 is finance director for the Town of Siler City (N.C). He previously served as town manager of Liberty, N.C.
HOPE SMITH ’01 is doing inspirational artwork at her shop, Art of Hope, in Wallace, N.C. She opened the shop to do custom framing and focus on her art after having taught art in the public school system.
CHRISTY WISUTHSERIWONG ’01 MM, ’11 DMA, pianist, performed with violist Simon Ertz at Carol Woods Retirement Community. She is a master teacher and chair of the Piano Department at the Music Academy of North Carolina.
CHELII BROUSSARD ’02 is marketing and promotions coordinator for student activities at Winston-Salem State University.
WILEY CASH ’02 MA released his new novel, “The Last Ballad.” He is the 2017 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University. He received the year’s Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award. This is his third book. He is a teacher in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and serves as writer-in- residence at The University of North Carolina at Asheville.
VANCE HANNER ’02 is head football coach at West Montgomery (N.C.) High School. He previously served as head coach of the East Davidson Golden Eagles. Vance also teaches the weight-lifting class.
JOY STOGNER HATHCOCK ’02 is principal at North Stanly High School in New London, N.C.
PAGE HIGHSMITH ’02 is principal of Swansboro (N.C.) Elementary School.
ANDREW LESTER-NILES ’02 MED is the new principal of the Downtown School in Winston-Salem, N.C. He previously was principal at Vienna Elementary School.
DAVID OSTERGAARD ’02 was named as one of Asheville’s 40 Under 40. David is CEO of Bright Star Touring Theatre.
SUSAN BEASLEY BUTLER ’03 MSN received the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award from Nash Community College at the 50th anniversary graduation ceremony. Susan is a 1974 licensed practical nurse and 1980 associate degree in nursing alumna. Susan served as a nurse in the emergency department and neurosurgery intensive care unit before becoming a flight nurse and later chief flight nurse. She retired in 2016 as women’s heart health coordinator at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
RACHEL DESMARAIS ’03 MS has received the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Rachel is executive vice president, chief operating officer for Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.
DIANE HILL ’03 MSA, ’12 SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION is principal at Eastern Alamance (N.C.) High School. She previously served as principal of the Early College High School in Rockingham County, N.C.
APRIL JONES ’03 is manager of human resources at SKA Consulting Engineers Inc. She has worked in a variety of industries.
JAY JONES ’03 MSA is principal of Gibson Elementary School in Danville, Va. He formerly served as principal at Walkertown (N.C.) High School.
MICHAEL KING ’03 is program manager with Mirror Show Management in Webster, N.Y. He most recently worked with Siteline Productions Inc. as project manager in Costa Mesa, Calif.
TAKEDA LEGRAND ’03 is assistant superintendent for accountability, diversity and equity for Montgomery County (N.C.) Schools. She previously was the chief accountability and quality officer for the school system.
KIMBERLY MCCLINTOCK ’03 MBA is executive vice president at Metrics Contract Services, the contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing division of Mayne Pharma. Kimberly previously served as senior director and business team lead for Alcami Corp.
JACQUELINE PHILLIPS ’03, ’06 MED is executive director of Mary’s House, a service for homeless mothers who have a history of substance abuse.
SHANITA WOOTEN ’03 MPH is interim superintendent of the Robeson County (N.C.) schools. She has served as a teacher, principal and district-level administrator for the school system since 2007. She has a doctorate in education from Wingate University.
TIM ALLGOOD ’04 EDD, who retired in 2012 after teaching for 12 years and working in school administration for 22, is Asheboro (N.C.) High School’s athletic director. He served in that position from 1992 to 1997.
MAX EVERHART ’04 is assistant director of the Darlington County (S.C.) Historical Commission. He taught English for 10 years at Northeastern Technical College, Coker College and Jefferson State Community College prior to joining the commission.
AMANDA GORDON ’04 was named Magnet Teacher of the Year for Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools. She has been teaching for 13 years and is a National Board Certified Teacher, the N.C. A+ Schools Teacher of the Year 2016 and the WS/FC Arts Council Teacher of the year 2016-17.
BRANDI KELLY ’04 is principal at Moyock Elementary School in Manteo, N.C. She previously served as assistant principal at that school. She holds a master’s degree in school administration from NC State University.
JEFFREY MONTGOMERY ’04 has joined First National Bank in Winston-Salem, as senior vice president and commercial banking team leader. He previously served as the Greensboro city president for SunTrust Bank.
JANICE WITHERSPOON ’04 MA is assistant principal at Concord (N.C.) High School. Janice formerly served as engagement facilitator at Wolf Meadow Elementary School.
RHIANNON GIDDENS ’05X received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” She received a $625,000 award with no strings attached in the hope that she can pursue her singing and songwriting without financial limitations. Giddens performed songs from her 2015 solo debut album, “Tomorrow Is My Turn,” on the PBS show “Austin City Limits.” She also toured in support of “Freedom Highway,” her second solo album. Giddens appears in a recurring role in the CMT musical drama, “Nashville.”
GINNY SKINNER HAYNES ’05 MFA was named to the 20 Under 40 Rising Professional Stars by The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. Ginny is a dance teacher and Dazzlers Dance Team coach at Dutch Fork High School.
JAMES HINSON JR. ’05 MA is a finalist for the position of police chief of Fayetteville, N.C. James is deputy chief of the Greensboro Police Department. He graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University.
DAVID KIRKLAND ’05 was a featured artist during an exhibition hosted by the Stokes County (N.C.) Arts Council. His artwork is a collection of acrylic and watercolor media. David started his career as a graphic artist and coached basketball at the high school and youth league level. He later taught elementary school and was recruited to become a NC Principal Fellow. He recently earned his education specialist degree from Gardner-Webb University.
JUSTIN OUTLING ’05 was named one of Greensboro’s Top Movers and Shakers by the Greensboro News & Record. In addition to serving on the Greensboro City Council, Justin also serves on the boards of Greensboro Downtown Parks, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Triad Stage. Justin is a partner at the law firm Brooks Pierce.
TRAVIS L. REEVES ’05 EDS, ’06 EDD, superintendent of the Surry County (N.C.) Schools, was named the Region Five Superintendent of the Year by his peers and colleagues of the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium. He will be in the running for State Superintendent of the Year. He has served as superintendent since 2013 and was previously superintendent of Ashe County Schools.
CELENE TRIBBY ’05 MSA is the new principal at Kimmel Farm Elementary School in Forsyth County. She previously served as principal at Hall Woodward Elementary School.
LESLIE C. YOUNGBLOOD ’05 MFA has signed a two-book deal with publisher Disney- Hyperion for her middle-school novel “Love Like Sky” and its sequel, to be released this year. Formerly, Leslie was a columnist with the Atlanta Tribune.
NICOLE NIXON AUGUSTÉ ’06 PHD published her inaugural book, “Rome’s Female Saints: A Poetic Pilgrimage to the Eternal City,” a multidisciplinary work combining biography, prayer and poetry. The book stems from her American Academy in Rome Fellowship. Nicole is a professor of liberal arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has appeared in journals such as Sandhill Review, Catholic Medical Quarterly UK and The Tau.
PAM BALDWIN ’06, ’10 MA has turned her artistic hobby into a full-time invitation and stationery business called Paperclutch. She sells wedding stationery, invitations and original art online internationally. She is co-chairing the marketing and fundraising committee for Arts Davidson County (N.C.) and also served as a committee member on Thomasville’s Beautification Committee.
AMY DA LUZ ’06 MFA is the author of “Boxes and Baggage," named by The Drama Center of City Arts as the winner of the 2018 New Play Project and the prestigious Mark Gilbert Award. Amy’s play will be the opening performance of the 16th annual Greensboro Fringe Festival. Amy is a professional actor, a founding member of the Paper Lantern Theatre Company and an adjunct professor at UNCG, where she teaches acting. In addition, “Skeletons,” her first full-length play, was accepted into the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in New York City and was produced there during the summer. The play was a semi- finalist in the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference and a finalist in the Southwest Bridge Initiative and the New York Women’s Work Festival.
KEVIN GILLESPIE ’06 is the head football coach for Asheboro (N.C.) High School. He has worked as assistant football coach at Page High School in Greensboro for the past 11 seasons.
JENNIE HAWK ’06 was named the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year for Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools. She teaches first grade at Ibraham Elementary School.
BRYAN “FREEBIRD” MCKINNEY ’06 MED was named Teacher of the Year by the Alamance Burlington (N.C.) School System. Bryan teaches history and philosophy at Williams High School.
BARRY ROUNTREE ’06 MPA retired in 2017 as chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department. He had served as chief since 2013 and had been with the department more than 29 years.
DAVID BENNETT ’07 MM is principal at Chestnut Grove Middle School in Stokes County, N.C. David served as the school’s assistant principal from 2011 to 2014 before assuming an administrative role at Union Cross Elementary School in Kernersville, N.C.
CAROLINE BLAIR ’07 has joined the Triangle (N.C.) office of Spectrum News.
NICK DIEHL ’07 MA has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ombuds Office. He previously served as ombudsperson at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines. He also
has served as an ombudsperson for the American Red Cross, the National Institutes of Health and Princeton University.
MATT HOWELL ’07 MS, managing partner for Dixon Hughes Goodman Insurance, has relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, to lead the expansion of the DHG Insurance team. Matt, a certified public accountant, has more than 10 years of insurance industry experience.
LAUREN PRESSLEY ’07 MLIS is vice president/ president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries. She is director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and associate dean of UW Libraries.
LEAH REDDING ’07 was named Randolph County (N.C.) Teacher of the Year. Leah is a fourth grade ELA/science teacher at John Lawrence Elementary School.
BROOKE AVERY ’08 teaches clay classes at the Randolph County (N.C.) Arts Guild and Randolph Community College.
LESLIE KINARD ’08 MA, ’15 SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION is principal of Thomasville (N.C.) High School. She previously was an instructional leader and assistant principal at T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point. In 2015, she was recognized as a N.C. Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader and was elected president of the organization in 2017. She was also most recently selected as a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader.
RHONDA PIERCE ’08 received the W. Ronald McCarter Excellence in Teaching Award from Alamance Community College. She has worked at ACC since 2001 as head of the Nurse Aide Department.
DOUGLAS PRICE ’08, a sixth grade teacher at Voyager Academy in Durham, wrote a guest post for WRAL.com titled “How ’13 Reasons Why’ failed its viewers.” He has helped to develop an innovative curriculum titled Core Connections at Voyager. He is a Hope Street Group fellow for North Carolina and has participated in several other key fellowships throughout the state, including Kenan Fellows, the Education Policy Fellowship Program through the N.C. Public Forum and the N.C. Collaborative through Duke Research Clinical Institute.
AUBREY RAVENEL ’08 and Brit Ravenel welcomed their son, Beaufort Rene Ravenel, to the world on Sept. 12, 2017.
KAMEKA TOTTEN ’08 gave the keynote speech at Rockingham Community College’s associate degree in nursing capping and pinning ceremony. She graduated from the school in 2001. She holds a dual master’s degree in business and health administration from Pfeiffer University and is working toward her doctorate in nursing at Old Dominion University. She expects to graduate this year.
NIKKI WRIGHT ’08 has opened Mrs. B’s Homestyle Eatery, a catering business in Canton, N.C.
JODI BENNETT-BRADSHAW ’09, ’12 MPH ran for an at-large seat on the Greensboro City Council. She is an exceptional children’s teacher in Greensboro.
LASAUNDRA BOOTH ’09 MM is executive director for the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra. She is a full-time orchestra and choir teacher at Knightdale (N.C.) Middle School.
MELISSA BROWNING ’09 was named a 2017 Nurse of Distinction by the Greensboro News & Record and Winston-Salem Journal. She is a charge nurse in the emergency department at Moses Cone Hospital.
SCOTT GRETHER ’09 published his peer- reviewed paper “Reviewing the Reviews: Discussions of Race by Film Reviewers” in Sociological Spectrum. He earned his MA in sociology in 2012 from George Washington University. He expects to receive his PhD in sociology in 2017 from NC State University, where he specializes in marriage and the life course and inequality.
STACEY REAVIS LUNDY ’09 is associate pastor for First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, N.C. She previously served as the pastor at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., while earning her master of divinity degree at Duke Divinity School.
BENJAMIN MOORE ’09 MM was named Teacher of the Year for McDowell County (N.C.) Schools. Benjamin teaches music at West Marion Elementary School.
AYSHA SAYRD PRICE ’09 was named Teacher of the Year for the Stokes County (N.C.) Schools. He is the science department chair at Stokes Early College High School and teaches honors biology and earth/ environmental science.
JOSEPH WESLEY TALLENT ’08 and Katherine Taylor Szymanski were married Oct. 7, 2017, in Banardsville, N.C. Joseph received horticulture certification from Haywood Technical Community College and is employed by B.B. Barnes in Asheville, N.C.
CURTIS COTTON III ’10, ’13 MM is band director at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy and secured a gift of cash and musical instruments
for his students from National Pawn & Jewelry.
DER HOLCOMB ’10 is the family and consumer science agent with the Alexander County (N.C.) Cooperative Extension Office.
JUSTIN LITTLE ’10 is advertising director for The (Asheboro, N.C.) Courier-Tribune. He previously was a multi-media sales executive with the newspaper.
MOLLY MALONE ’10 is director of education and outreach for the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. She helped coach hundreds of children during the summer in the basics of acting, singing and dancing.
MISTY WALKER ’10 SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION is principal at Walkertown (N.C.) High School. She previously served as an assistant principal at the school.
NICK WESTFALL ’10 produced and directed the movie “Finding Home.” The film was released in 2015 by Dock Street Productions in Wilmington. He previously was an elementary school physical education teacher in Brunswick County, N.C.
BEAU JAMES WIGINGTON ’10 wrote and performed a song that was featured on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross on Blue Ridge Public Radio. He performs with his rock band The Heavy Heavy Hearts.
ALYSSA ACORD ’11 presented a program on costumes in Asheboro, N.C., and also led a session in costume-making during a program sponsored by the Randolph (N.C.) Arts Council. Alyssa began creating costumes for herself and her husband for Halloween, conventions and festivals until her passion developed into a career. She now owns Droca Design.
ROBERT D. BELCHER JR. ’11 is a recruiter with U.S. Army Recruiting Center-Pottsville, U.S. Army Recruiting Company Lehigh Valley, Penn. He holds the rank of sergeant.
BRIAN BROWN ’11 sculpted an ocelot mother and two kittens in bronze for the North Carolina Zoo. Brian is on the board of directors at the Randolph Arts Guild.
MEGAN GEORGE ’11 authored an article titled “Go Green with Glass” for AARP Magazine. Megan owns The Zen Succulent store in Raleigh and authored “Modern Terrarium Studio.”
ALLISON O’LEARY ’11 serves on the faculty of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
JALISHA PONE ’11 is chair of the Fayetteville (N.C.) Young Professionals. She is associate director of development at Fayetteville State University and has a master’s degree in public administration from NC Central University.
CORY STEWART ’11 PHD will be teaching Native American history at Surry Community College. Cory is chair of the college’s Social Sciences Division.
BO YOKELY ’11 has been cast in a supporting role in the Netflix original film “Nappily Ever After.” He plays the role of Chris.
Bo earlier appeared as a fighter pilot in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” as well as a lifeguard in the 2017 “Baywatch.” He has been modeling and acting since high school.
ALISON ELSTER ’12 is program coordinator for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. She previously worked as a development assistant at Guilford Child Development.
REGINALD JACKSON ’12 is an eighth grade science teacher at East Middle School in Montgomery County, N.C. He is participating in the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools program through the NC Alliance for School Leadership Development.
SARA PHILLIPS ’12 of HR Mavens was guest speaker at “Ask a Human Resource Professional Day” at Haywood (N.C.) Community College’s Small Business Center.
MELANIE VAUGHN ’12 owns and operates Dance Explosion School of Performing Arts in Clemmons, N.C. It is a nonprofit organization that offers low-cost tuition for dancers.
ASHLEE WAGNER ’12 is associate practice leader with Charles Aris Inc.
CHRISTINA “JAZZ” WEAVER ’12 is director of basketball operations for women’s basketball at East Carolina University. Jazz previously served as director of basketball operations at Northern Illinois. She also was director of basketball operations and then assistant coach at UNCG during the 2015-16 season.
VICTORIA LUTHER DAVIS ’13 teaches English at Randolph Community College. She has a master’s of education degree with an English cognate from Liberty University. Victoria was among the inaugural graduating class at the Randolph Early College High School.
TAYLOR DUBOIS ’13 was named Volunteer of the Year by the Kernersville (N.C.) YMCA. She is director of programs and membership for the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce.
BRENT HOOVER ’13 MBA is a business consultant with the Aiken, S.C., Area Small Business Development Center. Brent is an adjunct professor for the USCA School of Business, as well as a small business owner in Aiken.
HARRIET HOOVER ’13 MFA judged the 2017 Salisbury (N.C.) Sculpture Show “Discover What’s Outside.” Harriet was a 2016-
17 NC Arts Fellowship recipient. Her work has been featured in Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the People’s Biennial II at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Light Art + Design in Chapel Hill. She coordinates studio, teen and college programming at the N.C. Museum of Art.
KERRY RADIGAN ’13, ’15 MBA was named to the 2017 Women in Business list by the Triangle Business Journal. Kerry is digital marketing manager for SmartSky Networks LLC.
ROSIE SAMAD ’13 has opened a Wine & Design studio in Winston-Salem.
BLAKE WRIGHT ’13 is director of planning and zoning for Maiden, N.C. He most recently worked with the Planning Department at the City of Hickory.
JENNI CLAYTON ’14 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE was named Teacher of the Year at The North Carolina Leadership Academy. She is a K-6 exceptional children’s teacher at the school, where she has also served as elementary assistant principal.
LEE FRANCIS ’14 MA is teaching ninth grade history at a charter school in Brooklyn, N.Y.
DAKOTA HOLT ’14 has received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.
BRIAN KNEPPER ’14 is a U.S. Air Force Airman First Class after completing basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
BRITTANY MCGEE ’14 has opened Humble Bee Shoppe, a bakery specializing in French macarons and extra-large cookies, in Winston-Salem.
STACY REXRODE ’14 MFA was featured in an interview published in Carolina Art Crush.
MADISON SAMPSON ’14, ’17 MPA is Miss Black North Carolina USA and represented the state in the national pageant in August in Washington, D.C.
LAURA ALEXANDER ’15 MM and her husband, JOHN ALEXANDER ’04, ’06MM, performed a recital at First Baptist Church of Morganton, N.C. Laura is the cantor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., and John is director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. Laura has begun her Master's of theological studies at Duke Divinity School on a full- tuition-paid scholarship. John is working on a doctorate of musical arts degree in organ performance at UNCG.
TYLER BARNHARDT ’15 guest starred in the CBS dramas “Bull” and “Scorpion.” Earlier, he had a recurring role on “Underground.”
SHELBY BEANE ’15 operates Elevate Ballet Company in Biscoe, N.C. She recently held an open house at the business.
PAUL CHELIMO ’15 won the US National Outdoor Championship in the 5,000-meter race, dominating the field and qualifying for the World Championships in London in July 2017. Chelimo has been one of the best runners in the 5,000-meter distance since claiming the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
JEANNA CHILDRESS ’15 is director of finance with Carruthers & Roth, PA.
KATELYN FRAZIER ’15 is the girls basketball coach at North Davidson High School in Davidson County, N.C. She previously was an assistant girls coach at Ledford High School while teaching at North Davidson Middle School.
CATHERINE FRENCH ’16 MFA designed the Thomas S. Kenan Institute at UNC School of the Arts Creative Community Lab in Winston-Salem. She previously helped launch the Center for Community-Engaged Design in Greensboro. Most recently she was featured in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal about her redesign of a home in the Buena Vista neighborhood.
TARAYJAH HOEY ’16 is national president of Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc.
WILLIAM HUEHOLT ’16 performed in concert in Southern Pines, N.C., with saxophonist Tyler Young. William has played with
the UNCG School of Music Symphony Orchestra and has been featured as a soloist at UNC Wilmington and the Community Concert Series. He is a freelance accompanist.
RODNEY JOHNSON ’16 is working with the Minority Male Mentoring program at Piedmont Community College in Person and Caswell counties (N.C.).
KRISTA MILLER ’16 has opened Cooper Road Collection, a plus-size clothing boutique in Lexington, N.C.
JORDAN MOWER ’16 is touring Japan as a member of “Blast! The Music of Disney.” “Blast!” originated on Broadway in 2001 and has since toured the states and abroad. He is an elementary school music teacher in Charleston, S.C.
GARRETT OWENS ’16 MBA, vice president of Winston-Salem (N.C.) Business Inc., has received the NC Economic Development Association Emerging Executive of the Year Award. He co-chairs the NCEDA Emerging Executives Committee.
KELLY ADAMS, ’17 is the outreach coordinator with Alamance Cares, a nonprofit organization in Alamance County, N.C., which focuses on reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV.
HANNAH BUNDY ’17 is serving with the Peace Corps in South Africa as a teacher at a primary school in a small village. She previously worked in various positions with Stanly County (N.C.) Schools.
RHONDA DAYE ’17 EDS teaches technology education classes at Person High School in Roxboro, N.C. She recently received her educational specialist degree in educational leadership from UNCG.
ALEXANDRA ESPITIA ’17 is director of Recovery Initiatives for the Mental Health Association in Greensboro.
STANESHA D. EVANS-AUTRY ’17 graduated from Air Force basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She holds the rank of airman first class.
RACHEL RICHARDS ’17 is instrumental instructor and videographer at McDaniel Music Studios in Shelby, N.C. She works in the studio as a cello instructor.
SARAH ALLISON GANN ’12 and Matthew Steven Graham were marred July 15, 2017, in Greensboro. She is an exceptional children’s teacher.
HALLIE MIDDLETON HULSE ’12 and Benjamin Austin Evans were married June 24, 2017, in Goldsboro, N.C. Hallie earned a master’s degree in special education from Concordia University in 2016. She is a special education teacher with the Wake County (N.C.) Public Schools.
ALICE SHEPHERD ’12 AND ISAAC BULLIN ’12 were married Oct. 21, 2017, in Glade Valley, NC. Alice teaches second grade at Lindley Park Elementary School in Guilford County and Isaac works in Greensboro.
REBECCA VICTORIA FOGLEMAN ’14 of Elon, N.C., and John Patrick “Jack” Winn II of Burlington, N.C., were married June 17, 2017, at Trinity Worship Center in Burlington. Rebecca is a fourth-grade teacher at Highland Elementary School in Burlington.
ALLISON ELIZABETH BROWN ’15 MS EDS and Brian Francis Nickras were married Nov. 19, 2016, at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC. She is a math teacher and varsity cross-country head coach at Charlotte Country Day School.
ARLES ANTHONY HARRIS ’15 and April Marie Stolfo were married June 1, 2017. Charles is enrolled in the nursing program at Alamance Community College. He is employed at Alamance Health Care Center in Burlington, N.C., and the Walmart Distribution Center in Mebane, N.C.
KARA DIXON ’16 and Zachary Nifong were married May 20, 2017, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point, N.C. Kara is employed at Clubcu in High Point.
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