Class notes compiled by the Office of Alumni Engagement
BARBARA ALLEY SIMON ’57 received the first Women in Industry Award from the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Barbara has worked in alpine fashion for more than 50 years as a model, television producer, and fashion editor of Skiing Magazine and Snow Country Magazine. Her collection, “30 Years of Ski Fashions,” opened in 2014 at the Engen Museum.
BARBARA BOERNER ’60 was honored at Brevard College with the creation of the Boerner Conference Room, designed to spark creativity and learning. In May of last year, Barbara retired from Brevard, where she had served 21 years as a professor and administrator. Barbara also received the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.
ANN H. HUNT ’65 was named the 2018 Kathryn Taurel Woman of the Arts for Indianapolis (Ind.) at the 2018 Indianapolis Opera Ball. Ann holds a PhD in physical chemistry and retired from Lilly Research Laboratories in 2000. She currently volunteers one day each week in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s development department. She previously served on the board of directors and was twice named ISO Board Volunteer of the Year.
JUDY ROUSE ’65 is a CPA with her husband, Rex Rouse, at the Rockingham County (N.C.) CPA firm Rouse, Rouse, Rouse & Gardner, LLP. She formerly served as chairman of the board of trustees for Morehead Memorial Hospital and currently serves on the board for UNC Rockingham Healthcare.
MARY ELLEN SNODGRASS ’66 has written the book “Lee Smith, A Literary Companion” as part of the McFarland Literary Companion Series. Mary Ellen has written 12 of the series’ books.
JUDY HARRIS BEAL ’68 of Lenoir, N.C., and her husband Beverly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April 2019.
ROBERT MORGAN ’68 MFA discussed his latest book of short stories, “As Rain Turns to Snow and Other Stories,” for members of the Henderson County (N.C.) Heritage Museum book club.
HAROLD “H.P.” PHIPPS ’68 has published his debut novel, “The Adventures of Tank and Pudge, Book 1: The Carnival.”
JOHN ROBINSON ’69 is pastor at Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, John repurposed a building behind the church to provide housing for volunteers as they continued recovery efforts in Craven County, N.C. He also helped form the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance. Currently, John serves as vice president of North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, where he coordinates volunteer support segments, connects people with the resources they need, and acts as a mentor.
LAURA BRAXTON TEW ’69, ’13 CERTIFICATE and CHRISTOPHER TEW ’69 made a $1 million donation to UNCG and attended a concert during the Class of 1969 reunion held in a 350-seat recital hall newly named for them. The concert featured several works composed by Christopher, including two he wrote while a UNCG student.
SUSAN WILSON ALLEN ’71 MED was guest speaker at the Mt. Ebal annual homecoming in Denton, N.C. Susan holds an educational doctoral degree from Virginia Tech, an education specialist degree from Appalachian State University, and an advanced certificate from Johns Hopkins. She retired in 2009 after having served as principal of Brier Creek Elementary School in Davidson County (N.C.) for seven years.
JANE NUGENT ’71 MS, ’82 EDD received the Habits of the Heart Award from Leadership Rhode Island and the United Way of Rhode Island.
STEPHEN SMITH ’71 MFA was the guest speaker for the Walter Hines Page Book Club in Southern Pines, N.C. A writer and poet, Stephen is retired from the faculty at Sandhills Community College.
JIM MCMILLAN ’72 is retiring after more than 30 years in the mortgage business, most recently with North State Bank. He founded Davidson Mortgage Services in Lexington, N.C., in 1992 and sold it to Homeowner’s Mortgage in 2013.
MAE DOUGLAS ’73 has been named to the UNCG Board of Trustees. She will serve a four-year term. She is executive vice president and chief people officer for Cox Communications.
KERMIT TURNER ’74 MFA was the featured author at a monthly event held at the Hickory (N.C.) library. Kermit won the NC Humanities Council Linda Flowers Literary Award, was a runner-up of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, and was listed in the Best American Short Stories as one of the “Distinguished Stories” of the year. He wrote “Funland: The Novel” in 2017.
CHARLES CRENSHAW ’76 MED has been named to the Davie County (N.C.) Community Foundation board of directors. He taught social studies in the Davie County Schools for 38 years. He also served as athletic director for 20 years and coached basketball and track. A past president of the Mocksville Lions Club, he has co-authored two books: “Looking Back at Davie County in the Fifties and Sixties” and “Looking Back Two: Davie County in the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies.”
DAVID CHILDERS ’77 MFA and Kyle Petty, a racing analyst and former race car driver, are writing songs and performing together. Childers practiced law for 35 years before leaving the profession to write songs. He released his first album in 1994, “Godzilla! He Done Broke Out with David Childers and the Mt. Holly Hellcats.” Fourteen albums followed.
SHARON RUNION ROWLAND ’77 of Bakersville, N.C., was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for her lifetime of achievements and contributions to 4-H. She worked as a 4-H Agent in Union County, N.C., before joining the state 4-H staff in North Carolina in 1983. She became one of the nation’s premiere curriculum developers for youth. She received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the NC Governor’s office and also received the Gordon P. Allen Award for Public Service for her creation of Camp Challenge at Sertoma 4-H Center.
DORIS THOMAS-DAVIS ’77 MED was featured in an article in the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise honoring Black History Month. Doris was the first African-American health educator for the Guilford County Health Department in High Point. She worked for 30-plus years to increase academic and social success among students in the Guilford County Schools. She has worked as a high school teacher; health education coordinator for High Point City Schools; adjunct instructor at UNCG; and principal for Guilford County Schools, serving Montlieu, Washington, and Oak View elementary schools. She retired in 2006, but she re-entered the educational workforce and served as an administrator on special assignment for Guilford County Schools, mentoring and assisting principals in elementary schools.
QUE TUCKER ’77 MS, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, was guest speaker at Barton College’s ninth annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day. Que also received the Carole McKeel Award for her significant contributions to the participation of girls and women in sports.
SHARON ALLRED DECKER ’79 was named the Charlotte (N.C.) Business Journal’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Sharon served two years as commerce secretary in Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration. She is now chief operating officer at Tryon International Equestrian Properties, a privately owned and operated competition and practice center and resort. She also serves on the board of directors at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and is a member of the UNC Charlotte board of trustees.
KEITH MARTIN ’79, ’84 MFA received the 2019 University College Award for Excellence in Community Engagement from Appalachian State University. Keith is the John M. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Theatre in the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance. He was chosen because of his continued involvement with a variety of organizations, including Appalachian Theatre of the High Country; Carolina Mountain Life; education and outreach collaboration surrounding “The Laramie Project,” “Clybourne Park,” and the Romulus Linney Celebration; the Friday Fellowship for Human Relations; the High Country Theatre League; the Hunger and Health Coalition; St. John’s Summer Concert Series and the Valle Crucis Conference Center.
KEN HALL ’80, ’84, ’86 MFA is the 2019-2020 campaign chair for United Way of Davidson County (N.C.). Ken is director of support services at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and is a member of the United Way board of directors. He served as a volunteer for fund distribution for the past three years. Ken also is a member of the Hospice of Davidson County board of directors. He has a juris doctor degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
CAROLYN BENNETT-SULLIVAN ’81 is vice president of Softgolf.
LAURA HAMILTON ’81 was guest speaker for the Salisbury (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast. Laura is president of her own speaking, training, and consulting business. She holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association.
ALAN K. LAMM ’81 was guest speaker at Mount Olive University’s annual Founders Day worship service. Alan is professor of history, chair of the Department of History and Social Studies, and assistant director of the honors program at the university.
MUSETTE STECK ’81 MPA gives guided tours of the Old Smithville Burying Ground in Southport, N.C. A retired teacher, she is a frequent public speaker for Southport organizations.
CATHY WADDELL ’81 is director of 9-12 instruction/ESL/online education for Randolph County Schools. She previously served as interim director. She has a master’s degree in school administration from Appalachian State University.
RODNEY BOBAK ’82 MA received the Silver Beaver Award, a National Court of Honor Award, for more than 50 years’ work in the Boy Scouts of America. He also received the James E. West Award for his 47 years of volunteer work with the Order of the Arrow, a service corps in Scouting. Rodney spent 27 years in furniture delivery and also taught night classes in history for 24 years at Lenoir-Rhyne University and two years at Catawba Valley Community College.
OITA CHESTON COLEMAN ’82 was recognized as one of the 2019 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council. She is research and development vice president of the Quality User-driven Enterprise Software Testing Division at SAS. She received a recent award honoring leaders at Fortune 100 companies and was also recognized by publications in the engineering and technology fields for her work. Oita serves on the board of trustees at NC Central University, represents SAS on the Wake STEM Early College High School Business Advisory Board and serves on the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council.
PANDORA FRANK HAMILTON ’82, ’83 MED has released her first book, “Meant for You,” a historical romance novel. She is a retired speech-language pathologist.
LINDA SLOAN ’82 MFA has been named to the UNCG Board of Trustees. She will serve a four-year term. She taught for 18 years at Greensboro Day School, where she established its ongoing theater program.
KENNETH MACE ’83 MM directed TubaChristmas in Spartanburg, S.C. He is orchestra director at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C., and directs a music school that is affiliated with the Salvation Army.
ANNA MARIA SIEGA-RIZ ’83 MS professor of nursing and associate dean for research at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is the new dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She currently serves on the National Institutes of Health Council and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Health and Medicine Division Advisory Committee. Anna also has a joint appointment in the departments of Public Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the UVA School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the connection between maternal health, preconceptionally and during pregnancy, and health outcomes. Her current work is on dietary patterns and health outcomes among Hispanics as well as nutritional factors associated with early childhood weight status. Over her career, she has garnered more than $11 million in research funding. Anna holds a doctorate in nutrition and epidemiology from UNC Chapel Hill.
JANE LIEBSCHER ’84 is president of the United Way of Greater High Point (N.C.). Jane joined the organization in 2006 as a campaign staffer and previously served as vice president of resource development. Last year, the Triad Business Journal recognized her as an Outstanding Woman in Business.
CANDACE BAILEY ’85 is a fellow of the National Humanities Center. A music professor at NC Central University, Candace was among 37 chosen out of 647 applicants worldwide for the 2019-2020 Walter Hines Page Fellowship. Candace, a musicologist, will use the fellowship to spend a year at the National Humanities Center working on her book manuscript, “Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South.” Candace is also a NCCU-Duke University Franklin Humanities Institute Digital Humanities fellow. She received the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities faculty award for her project examining music in the context of the lives of women who lived in the South between 1840 and 1870. She also received the American Antiquarian Society’s Kate Van Winkle Keller Fellowship for Research in Early American Music and Dance to engage in scholarly research and writing on American music. In 2018, she wrote “Charleston Belles Abroad: The Music Collections of Harriet Lowndes, Henrietta Aiken, and Louisa Rebecca McCord.” She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in musicology from Duke University.
DON W. KING ’85 PHD participated in a discussion about C.S. Lewis’ wife, Joy Davidman, as part of the Friends of the L. Nelson Bell Library’s celebration of National Library Week at Montreat College. Don is a professor at Montreat College. He is a prominent C.S. Lewis scholar, having written five books about Lewis and three on Joy Davidman.
DARREN SMITH ’87 has retired as chief of the Thomasville (N.C.) Police Department. Darren retired after more than 30 years in service to the City of Thomasville.
TEDDY BASS ’88 a licensed spiritual therapist and personal trainer in Los Angeles, has written “Affirm Fitness: A Practical Guide to Health from One of the Country’s Top Fitness Experts.”
RUTH ANN COPLEY ’88 MLS is retiring as director of the Davidson County (N.C.) Library System. She has held that position since 2004.
JAMES LANGER ’88 MFA was one of the judges selecting artwork for the 2019 ArtScape Banner Project in Hendersonville, N.C. James is chair of Greensboro College Department of Art and is a professor of art at the college.
ANN FITZMAURICE ’89 has written “The 21-Day Yoga Challenge: Inspiration for a Lifetime of Good Health.” Ann teaches yoga at the Bryan Family YMCA in Greensboro. Ann previously served as president of the UNCG Alumni Association.
ED KIEFER ’90 MM was guest conductor for a performance by the Moore County (N.C.) Concert Band. Ed composed a medley of folk songs titled “Mountain Dance,” which depicts the Appalachian region and its heritage of bluegrass music and directed the band in performing the songs. Ed was the former director of instrumental music at Pfeiffer University. Now retired, he uses his time to compose for concert band, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. He travels around the country as a clinician and conductor.
CHRIS MURRAY ’90 is senior vice president of member experience and operations for Truliant Federal Credit Union. He has worked with Truliant since 2009.
ANGELA POLK-JONES ’90, ’07 MSA is principal at The Early College at Guilford. She previously served as principal at the Middle College at UNCG.
CAMILLE REESE ’90 MSN, ’04 EDD is a member of Davis Regional Medical Center’s board of trustees. She is vice president for instruction, chief academic officer, and accreditation liaison with Mitchell Community College. She previously served as the dean of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Public Service Technology.
KATHLEEN DRISKELL ’91 MFA is chair of the newly formed Spalding University School of Creative and Professional Writing in Louisville, Ky., the state’s first-ever school of writing. Kathleen, an award-winning poet, has served since January 2018 as the director of Spalding’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, which will be the flagship program of the new school of writing. Previously she was the longtime associate director of the Spalding MFA program.
ANDREA HAYNES ’91, ’99 MSA, ’13 EDS is assistant superintendent for human resources for the Randolph County Schools. She previously served as director for human resources.
BRIAN HUSKEY ’91 is a member of the cast of the reality TV show “The Coop.”
MICHELLE SCHNEIDER ’91, ’02 MPA is vice president and chief philanthropy officer at Cone Health in Greensboro. She joined Cone Health in 2017 as senior philanthropy officer. She previously served as senior counsel for Capital Development Services in Winston-Salem, N.C. She also served as the campaign director for UNCG’s Students First Campaign, which raised more than $100 million. She is a member of the UNCG Alumni Board and the board of the Women’s Professional Forum.
BRIAN TOMLIN ’91 MED is a District Court judge for Judicial District 18 in Guilford County, N.C. For the past six years, Brian has worked as a deputy county attorney with the Guilford County Attorney’s Office, handling cases involving child support, child neglect and abuse, and adult protective services. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the NC Central School of Law.
LINDA JEWELL CARR ’92 MED is assistant superintendent of instructional services for Sampson County (N.C.) Schools.
SUSAN FEAGIN ’92 exhibited her ceramics at the “Cynthia Bringle and Friends” exhibition at Barton College.
WENDY COBLE ’93, who has a master’s degree in maritime history and underwater archaeology from East Carolina University, is working with the Department of Defense to identify the remains of soldiers who were either killed in action and not recovered or simply missing during battle.
SHARON GARNER ’93 joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a centralized document prep specialist. She has 10 years of financial services experience, most recently from First Bank, where she served as a personal banker.
MARK KATTNER ’93 is the police chief of Thomasville, N.C. He has more than 31 years of law enforcement experience and has been with the City of Thomasville for 21 years. He also completed the FBI-Trilogy Training School.
HATTIE LADSINE TAYLOR ’93 MSN is an advanced practice nurse practitioner, serving veterans with chronic diseases at the VAMC in Salisbury, N.C., where she was also the first black nurse practitioner. She is actively involved in the local and national associations of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) and holds office secretary position at the Triad GAPNA chapter in Greensboro. She has published several articles related to clinical care issues in peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing author in academic textbooks. Hattie was the first African American to graduate from UNCG’s gerontological nurse practitioner program, in 1993.
SHERRI THOMAS ’93 chief human resources and organizational development officer at Truliant Federal Credit Union, was recognized in the Triad Business Journal’s Women in Business edition.
LORI ARMSTRONG ’94, ’09 MA is town manager of Stoneville, N.C. She previously served three years as a town council member and nearly two years as mayor pro tem. She also opened her own business in 2009, Life Balance EAP, LLC.
MANUEL DUDLEY ’94, ’98 MS/EDS received the Leadership Greensboro Connector Medal. Manuel is dean of the Greensboro campus of Guilford Technical Community College.
SCOTT OWENS ’94 MFA owns and operates Taste Full Beans in Hickory, N.C., with his wife Julie. He teaches creative writing at Lenoir-Rhyne University and has published 14 books of contemporary poetry.
VICTOR ROUSE ’94 MS is a CPA at the Rockingham County (N.C.) CPA firm Rouse, Rouse, Rouse & Gardner, LLP. He also holds the Personal Financial Specialist designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand prior to joining his parents at the firm. He has served as a lecturer for the Center for Professional Education on the topics of income and partnership taxation.
CINDY GREEN ’95 a product design and development assistant with Capel Rugs, is secretary of the Color Marketing Group, a leading international association of color design professionals. She has been a member of CMG for 13 years and is serving her second term on the organization’s board of directors.
MIKE RIKARD ’95 was keynote speaker at the Pitt-Greenville (N.C.) Hot Stove League baseball banquet. Mike is the Boston Red Sox vice president for amateur scouting. He was a former assistant baseball coach at Wake Forest University.
ANNETTE DECK GARROU ’96 MSN was a guest speaker at the alumnae of Grace Hospital and Lenoir Rhyne School of Nursing meeting. Annette read “My Philosophy of Nursing,” which was required writing for her master’s degree from UNCG.
MATT GUFFEY ’96 is assistant conductor of the Symphony of Rutherford County (N.C.). Matt is a music teacher in the Polk County (N.C.) Schools.
CANDY POPLIN ’96 MSA has been named to the Davie County (N.C.) Community Foundation board of directors. Candy is a retired Davie County Schools administrator with 32 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent of human resources. She has held leadership positions on numerous community and professional boards, including Hospice of Davie County, Pearls of Empowerment, Alpha Delta Kappa Educational Sorority, and Personnel Administrators of North Carolina.
DAVID RUSSELL ’96 an art teacher at Walkertown (N.C.) Elementary School, was named the school’s Teacher of the Year. He previously worked in East Bend, N.C., where he traveled to various schools throughout the week for 17 years.
KENNETH SIMINGTON ’96 PHD is the interim superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools. He most recently served as deputy superintendent of the school system.
ASHLEY WIGGLESWORTH ’96, ’14 MS has joined Hutchinson Family Offices, where she will oversee tax planning and preparation. She is a certified public accountant and a certified financial planner.
STEPHEN SWOAP ’97 has been named creative director for Biscuitville Fresh Southern. He previously was the creative design lead for Syngenta and ran his own creative consultancy, Studio Swoap. Stephen also performs in local theater productions.
JEAN RATTIGAN-ROHR ’98, ’00 MED, ’05 PHD is vice president of access and success at Elon University. She has served as executive director of community partnerships, director of the Center for Access and Success, and professor of education.
T.J. MORRISON ’99 coaches basketball at Triton High School, Harnett County (N.C.) Schools. He graduated from the school and was the boys’ varsity coach at Midway High School before coaching at Triton.
AMEE HUNEYCUTT ODOM ’99 MLIS was recognized by Wingate University with its 2018 Excellence in Service Award. She has served as director of the Ethel K. Smith Library for the past 17 years.
GREG PEELE ’99 MBA is executive vice president at Skanska USA and head of the construction company’s North Carolina and Virginia operations.
ANGIE BRADY-ANDREW ’00 MSA, ’11 EDS is principal of Silk Hope School in Siler City, N.C. She has worked for Chatham County Schools for 26 years.
KARRIE GIBSON DIXON ’00 MA was named permanent chancellor of Elizabeth City State University. She has served as interim chancellor since April.
JOHN R. FULTON III ’00 an international baritone soloist, performed a concert at Gardner-Webb University. He is on the faculty at Hampton University as an assistant professor of music and voice. He has been a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony. In the 2017 season, he made his operatic debut at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy.
HEATHER TUGGLE ’00 was named Oak Ridge (N.C.) Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. She received her master’s degree and gifted education certification from Elon University. She is the English language arts academically gifted teacher for third through fifth graders at the school.
CHRISTINE POLL BRANNOCK ’01 is the oncology outreach manager at Cone Health Cancer Center. She is an Oncology Certified Nurse and has worked for Cone Health for nearly 20 years.
MELODY KNOX BURNETT ’01 is serving as interim president of the High Point (N.C.) Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is the director of operations and finance for the organization.
CHRIS CHALK ’01 is starring in the miniseries “When They See Us” and the movie “Red Sea Diving Resort on Netflix.He recently completed his five-season run as Lucius Fox on “Gotham.”
WILEY CASH ’02 MFA is the recipient of the 2019 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. Wiley was honored as part of the Chowan University’s annual Hobson Course, which focused on his works, and culminated with a presentation of the prize and lecture. Wiley is the author of three national bestsellers: “A Land More Kind than Home,” “This Dark Road to Mercy,” and “The Last Ballad.”
ALLEN INGRAM ’02, ’13 MA a middle school teacher at Central Davidson (N.C.) Middle School, builds furniture and accessories on commission through his Ingram Craftworks shop. He is also a licensed contractor.
RACHEL M. DESMARAIS ’03 MS is president of Vance-Granville Community College. She has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., since 2015. She holds a doctorate of philosophy in instructional design and technology from Old Dominion University and a bachelor of music degree in voice performance from Mars Hill College.
JEFF WALLACE ’03 MSA is superintendent of the Davie County (N.C.) School System. He has served as the associate superintendent for human resources and operations since January 2012 and, prior to that, was principal at Davie High School.
WILLIAM FREEMAN ’04 is a music teacher at Davenport Elementary School, an elementary arts magnet school in Caldwell County, N.C. He recently conducted the All Catawba Valley Middle School Honors Orchestra in a community concert.
KAREN GASKILL ’04 MS has been named department chairwoman of accounting at Catawba College’s Ketner School of Business. She joined the Ketner School in 2017 as an assistant professor of accounting. She is a doctor of business administration candidate at Jacksonville University.
CHARLOTTE RUSSELL-COX ’04 has completed her doctoral degree at NC State University in adult and community college education. Her dissertation title was “Massive Open Online Course Completion Journeys: A Descriptive Case Study of Self-Efficacy and Self-Determination of Adult Learners.” She has a master’s degree in instructional technology from NC A&T State University. She is an instructional technology specialist at Campbell University.
VALARIE DENISE WILLIAMS ’04 EDD was a finalist for the position of superintendent of the Clarendon (S.C.) School District 2 schools. Valarie is the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Scotland County (N.C.) Schools. She previously served as principal at Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools.
ALISON HUFFMAN ADAMS ’05 is community and regional planning director for the Western Piedmont (N.C.) Council of Governments. She previously served as senior planner for the town of Huntersville, N.C.
CATHY FRANKLIN-GRIFFIN ’05 PHD has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. Cathy was the founding dean and professor of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing at Mars Hill University in 2014. She previously served from 2009 to 2014 at Winston-Salem State University as Region II coordinator and interim director of the RN to BSN program.
TRACEY J. MARSHALL ’05 teaches art at Greensboro’s Cornerstone Charter Academy. She recently organized an exhibition at The Village at North Elm to showcase the work of her 80 high school art students.
YOLANDA DOUGLAS NEAL ’05 is associate director of nursing education at Watts School of Nursing at Duke Health.
LESLIE C. YOUNGBLOOD ’05 MFA who signed a two-book deal with Disney-Hyperion, released “Love Like Sky” in 2018. The debut middle-grade novel was recognized by Kirkus Reviews as one of the “Best Middle-Grade Family Stories for 2018.” The book’s sequel is slated for release this year.
SUSAN KIRBY-SMITH ’06 MA received a grant from ArtsGreensboro to do research toward her novel “Canyon Relics.”
TROY POWELL ’06 MPA is manager of Greensboro’s code compliance division. He previously served as director of land management for Spencer, N.C.
DAVID SEBREN ’06 directed the 2019 season of the historic outdoor drama “From This Day Forward.” He has worked professionally as an actor and director since 20006 and has worked with companies from North Carolina to California. He has an MFA in directing from Florida State University.
SUZANNE CABRERA ’07 MS owns The Tiny Greenhouse in Greensboro with her husband, Edgar. Suzanne formerly taught at UNCG and later started her own design studio, An Open Sketchbook.
ALLISON HARN ’07 participated in a collaborative art installation in Raleigh, N.C., in which local artists transformed refurbished newspaper boxes into public art. She is a graphic designer and illustrator.
ATIBA RORIE ’07 teaches at Guilford College and serves as a percussion accompanist for modern and West African dance classes at UNCG. He formed a band called Africa Unplugged in which he is the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. The group released “Ep Vol. 1” in 2014 and recently released a second volume which combines the village and city drumming styles of Mali with rural and urban sounds from the African diaspora.
MICHELE HANDY ’08 MLIS is coordinator of the Student Success Center at Blue Ridge Community College’s Transylvania Campus.
HOLLY MANUEL ’08 was named Teacher of the Year for The NC Leadership Academy’s elementary level. She previously taught at New Vision School of Math, Science, and Technology in Madison, N.C.
DAVID BLALOCK ’09 played the role of Nemorino in the Piedmont Opera’s presentation of “The Elixir of Love.” Future performances include Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang” with the Duluth Symphony in Minnesota and Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni” with Opera Hong Kong.
GREGG GELB ’09 DMA is adjunct professor of woodwinds, jazz, and classical music appreciation at Fayetteville State University and an instructor of jazz and classical music appreciation at Central Carolina Community College.
DANIELLE ROSSON ’10 graduated from the cardiovascular sonography program at Forsyth (N.C.) Technical Community College. She is employed as a cardiac sonographer at Duke University Hospital.
CALLIE STINNETT JARMAN ’11 was named Teacher of the Year at Bethel School in Watauga County, N.C. She teaches fourth grade and coaches the girls’ volleyball team.
DAVID LAMBERT ’11 is town manager of Robbins, N.C. He graduated from law school at Elon University and has a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Chapel Hill.
KIMILI LONG ’11 is assistant recreation center supervisor at Southside Recreation Center in High Point, N.C. He is pursuing a master’s degree in recreation, sports, and tourism.
TAYLOR VADEN ’11 performed recently in Pilot Mountain and included some of the music from his new EP. His first EP, “From the Start,” was released in 2013 and featured original contemporary Christian music. Taylor is also an Elvis tribute artist.
TREISTON BURNETTE ’12 is the first assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the Barton College football team. He formerly was defensive coordinator at Averett University.
CHERYL DE CASTRO ’12 is supervisor at DMJ & Co.’s Durham, N.C., office.
TREVOR GARDNER ’12, ’16 MS is a partner with the Rockingham County (N.C.) CPA firm of Rouse, Rouse, Rouse & Garner, LLP. He is a licensed CPA. He joined the firm in 2017 after having worked at the North Carolina Department of Revenue and Bank of America. He is a member of the NC Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
AUDREY HART ’12 is director of the New Hanover Disaster Coalition in Wilmington, N.C.
SHEILA KILLEBREW ’12 MLIS is the new director of Davidson County (N.C.) libraries. She has worked for the library system since 2012, most recently as manager of the Lexington Library.
ERIK SHEPARD ’12 was the keynote speaker at the Garner (N.C.) Memorial Day observation. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2002 to 2006 and later was a military contractor.
CHRISTOPHER WALSH ’12 was named Kernersville (N.C.) Middle School’s Teacher of the Year. He is a seventh-grade language arts teacher. He holds a master’s degree in gifted education from Elon University.
JESSIE CRAFT ’13, a Latin teacher at Glenn and Mount Tabor high schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, has received the Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. His first degree was in Italian. He earned a second bachelor’s degree in Latin, with teacher certification, from UNCG.
JUSTIN PALMER ’13 is youth programs director at the Chatham County YMCA. He received the Chatham County Schools’ Distinguished Alumni honor.
DAWN TAFARI ’13 PHD is an assistant professor at Winston-Salem State University. She teaches a class called “Advancing the Academic Success of Black Males” where she uses hip-hop lyrics to spark dialogue with the students. She is an educational consultant for Guilford County (N.C.) Schools and the interim coordinator for the birth through kindergarten education program in the Department of Education at WSSU. She is the co-founder of the Greensboro Kwanzaa Collective, a grassroots organization that organizes Greensboro’s citywide seven-day Kwanzaa celebration.
JASON UPHAM ’13 is director of the Moses Cone Hospital Emergency Department in Greensboro. He has a master’s degree in nursing from American Sentinel University.
ROSEMARY YELTON ’13 has been appointed to NC Attorney General Josh Stein’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse. She is working on a master’s degree in social work at Western Carolina University and is involved with Catamounts for Recovery and the Association of Recovery in Higher Education.
COREY POVAR ’14 is director of the Kinston/Lenoir County (N.C.) Parks and Recreation. He previously served as the recreation manager for the Town of Fountain Hills, Ariz.
ANGELA THORPE ’14 MA is director of the NC African American Heritage Commission. She has served as the acting director since September and previously as associate director. She was the first African American historic interpreter at the James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville, N.C. She has written on museum professionals, public history, and race for the National Council of Public History. She was awarded a Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship by the American Alliance of Museums in 2016.
CURRY WILKINSON ’14 owns Curry Wilkinson Pottery in Burlington, N.C., where he recently had an opening of his wood-fired anagama kiln which he built in 2017-18. He and his wife, Sarah, produce utilitarian and decorative pottery.
ELIZABETH BURSON ’15 is operations and administrative coordinator for Folkmoot, a cultural nonprofit that hosts festivals, cultural education, and events during July each year in Waynesville, N.C.
JAIANNA MCCANTS ’15 is leading a three-part workshop titled “Artnatomy,” which will culminate in an exhibition in Charlotte, N.C., where selected artists will present a piece of work for auction.
ERICIA TURNER ’15 EDS was guest speaker at the Women’s Day program at Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She is principal at Rocky River High School in Charlotte, N.C., and is enrolled in the doctorate program at UNCG.
BRIAN FANNON ’16 PHD is riverkeeper for the Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit organization. He recently served as interim riverkeeper. He has spent his career in aquatic systems and natural and cultural resources interpretation.
LAUREN MILLER ’16 has joined Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce as its new communications and media specialist. She holds dual master’s degrees in global luxury and management from NC State University and Skema Business School.
JANET PASCHAL ’16, ’17 MS was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame. Janet is an inspirational vocalist and writer, often hailed as one of the most soulfully versatile voices in Christian music. She recently released the third edition of her book, “Treasures of the Snow.”
CARLY TAYLOR HUTTON ’17 was named 2018 Beginning Teacher of Excellence for Rockingham County (N.C.) Schools as well as Teacher of the Year by the Monroeton VFW Post 8297 and the District 10 competition. Carly is in her second year of teaching at Western Rockingham Middle School.
KARL KASSEL ’17 returned to Walt Disney World after graduation and was cast in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” and classic show “Fantasmic!” The Disney Aspire Program, which pays 100 percent of tuition up front for schools that are part of the Disney Aspire network, is now providing Karl with an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Bellevue University.
BRITTANY MCCONNELL ’17 is a self-employed photographer.
ELIZABETH SLIFER ’17 was named Riverwalk Academy’s 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year. She teaches special education and math.
BABAK YOUSEFI ’17 was co-author of a recently published research paper on honey bee flower pollination. Babak worked on the project during his undergraduate program.
NOAH AUTEN ’18 directed the New Bern (N.C.) Civic Theatre’s production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” He teaches music at Bridgeton Elementary School and previously directed “Tarzan” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for the stage.
SIERRA COOK ’18, a volunteer EMT with the Piney Grove Fire and Rescue Department, was named Member of the Year and also received a Lifesaving Award. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in exercise science from Liberty University.
BLAKE MORAN ’18 played the role of Clopin in the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Theatre Alliance’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
MARY ANN ROBERSON ADAMS ’47
MILDRED CURLEE COOPER ’47
BETTY JEAN HIGGINS DEITZ ’47X
HELEN DAUGHTRY DUKE ’47
RUTH CAROLLYN ENGLISH ’47
MARY LOIS HARRISON ’47
JANE TYSON HUNT ’47
DOROTHY LEE TAYLOR JERNIGAN ’47X
GLORIA SCHLOSSBERG LEVINE ’47
EVELYN SHAW NEWTON ’47
RUTH VAUGHAN HARRELL PHELPS ’47
JANETTE SMITH TEAGUE ’47
ALICE WOMBLE THOMASON ’47X
HELEN BOYETTE ALLEN ’48
NANCY PATTERSON JOHNSON ’48X
MARY RUTH BODENHEIMER SHROPSHIRE ’48
THELMA MARIE COSTON SMITH ’48
MILDRED PALMER STOUT ’48
JOSIE MARIE WHITE ’48
FRANCES CORNWELL GREENE ’49
RACHEL TALLEY HENLEY ’49X
CECILIA PRICE HOLDING ’49X
NELLE MARSTON JAMES ’49
BARBARA APOSTOLACUS LIPSCOMB ’49
BETTY JO GABRIEL LOWRANCE ’49
MARY CAROLYN O’NEAL ’49
BETTY JANE CARR PULKINGHAM ’49
ROBERTA RIDGE REEVES ’49X
DORIS HALL SEELIG ’49
JEAN PROFFITT WEYNAND ’49
DOROTHY WARDEN GIBSON ’50
CAROLYN CAMPBELL JOHNSON ’50
BARBARA FEHR MCMANEUS KNIGHT ’50
CHATTIE PRICE BYRD ’51
MARY ANNE HUNT DEKLE ’51
STERLING MOORE JONES ’51
EMILY M. MANLOVE ’51
MARGARET HOLMES MCCONNELL ’51
BETTE CLARKE SMITH ’51C
ALMA JOAN JOHNSON TEMPLETON ’51
LAURA WHITE WOLFE ’51
MARGARET “PEGGY” HARRELSON BAIRD ’52
WILLIAM OTTO BEVILAQUA ’52 MFA
BARBARA “BABS” JORDAN DEATHERAGE ’52
BEE GATLING GWYNN, MD, ’52
PATRICIA S. MCGIMSEY ’52
BETTY MCKNIGHT RIDDLE ’52
PATSY ALLEN ROGERS ’52
JEAN STONE DENNY ASHLEY ’53
ALMA LOUISE GREENE DAVIS ’53
MARGARET LEAH PETREE HOLDER ’53
VIRGINIA WHITE LAWRENCE ’53
EUGENIA RUTH LUTTRELL OGILVIE ’53X
ELIZABETH ANNE “BETH” CORNWELL PAGE ’53
MARY ALICE THOMAS ’53
ELINOR WRENN HADLEY ’54X
SHIRLEY MARIAN AUTEN KEISTLER ’54C
CAROLYN PASOUR MILLER ’54
LIBBY RUTH ALMOND MORRISON ’54
EARLINE GIBSON WADDELL ’54
CLARA RAMSEY BENNETT ’55
RACHAEL GRIMSLEY COX ’25
AUDREY ELIZABETH HODGES ’25X
KATHERINE RAE BRANDON ’34
ELIZABETH LANDING KENWORTHY ’36
LUCY SPINKS KEKER ’38
OLENA SWAIN BUNN ’39, ’79 EDD
RUTH ELIZABETH COLE ’39
KATHERINE MARSHALL BROWN EAVES ’40
CAROLINE WHITE BELL ’41
JANE SCHURZ MOLLENHOFF ’41
NANCY SMITH ROSE ’41
CAROLYN POOLE DETTINGER ’42
MARGARET ELIZABETH HAYNES ’42
UNDINE NYE LEGRAND ’42
KATHERINE KILLEBREW LORENZ ’42
FRANCES “KITTY” COCKERHAM ASHBY RANDLEMAN ’42
LOUISE STIREWALT REYNOLDS ’42
BEVERLY WILSON ROBERTSON ’42C
HELEN HIGGINS FULP ’43
GAYNELLE HOGAN ’43
BARBARA HOLLISTER MCDONNELL ’43
MARTHA HONEYCUTT MELVIN ’43
GENEVIEVE OSWALD ’43
JANE NEAL SNOW ’43
JANIS BOLTON BIGGS ’44
LOIS W. BROWNING ’44
MARGARET MILLS CRUMPLER ’44X
MAXINE MOORE HAMILTON ’44
FRANCES BUCK “BUCKY” HERBERT ’44C
ELLA EMOGENE “EMMY” SINCLAIR HUFF ’44C
SUE HALL SCHAPIRO ’44
AUGUSTA REECE HOCKADAY ’45
ELAINE POWELL HORN ’45
MARY SPENCER “SPENCE” HARRINGTON JOHNSON ’45
BETTY FOX SUTHER MCAULEY ’45C
CAROLINE MORROW PATTON ’46
HELEN PAPPAS PETERSON ’46X
LORRAINE GLENN SIMMS ’46
LOUISE HIGHSMITH WILKERSON ’46
VIRGINIA FORD ZENKE ’46
WANDA HART HAGA ’55
HELEN STREET MCDONALD MOHAN ’55
FLOWE RODGERS PRICE ’55
HAROLD WEST BOWEN ’56 MED
MARGARET ROSE CROUSE BRAY ’56, ’78 EDD
CAROLYN SHEPARD CHISHOLM ’56
MARY PAULA “POLLY” COOK ’56
JANE DEANS FERGUSON ’56
REBECCA “BECKY” LOVE BARNES HERRING ’56, ’59 MED
FRANCES JONES HILL ’56
HAVOLYN “LYN” CROCKER KNOX ’56C
NANCY LOUISE BOWLES LENKER ’56C
LOUISE “PATRICIA” DAVIS THOMASON ’56 MED
SHIRLEY BARBARA MANN GOLDMAN ’57
MARJORIE LOUISE SMITH HANDY ’57
LOIS ANNE DUNCAN HUNT ’57
DONALD SCOTT PENNINGTON ’57 MED
FRANCES WESTMORELAND WINSTEAD ’57
BEVERLY BRYANT BURGESS ’58
ANNE CATHEY JONES ’58
SALLIE ANN CARROLL PARK ’58
DONNIS SAKRAN ’58
LURLEI ROUTH WOODARD ’58
DEANNA DENT CLEMMER ’59
JUNE PRISCILLA GALLOWAY ’59 MED
PEGGY HINSON MASON ’59
MARGARET ODELL FINCH RAGAN ’59 MED
BURKE CHAPPELL WILSON ’59
PATRICIA CARTY RIDDICK FRAZIER ’60C
JILL FOLTZ GALLOWAY ’60
RACHEL AUGUSTA BRETT HARLEY ’60, ’64 MED
CLAUDIA HAYNES GROSS ’61, ’63 MED
RUTH BAREFOOT THOMPSON ’61
GWENDOLYN “GWEN” JANET REDDECK ’62 MED
LUCY RHODES WOODMAN ’62
GERTRUDE “TRUDY” WALTON ATKINS ’63 MFA
JUDITH DEANNA CLODFELTER CANADY DODGE ’63
BETSY ALLEN CARRIER ’64
MARY ANN FARRINGTON GOSNEY ’64
JILL LEVINE ROSEN ’64X
CONNIE DELL WAGNER ANDREWS ’65
IDA MAE RAMEY CLOER ’65
ALWAYNE MCCLURE ’65 MED
DONNA COOK NEAL ’65
JOHANA DEE “JO” RENFRO ROBERTS ’65
ELAINE GREENBLATT BROWN ’66
GILBERT LEONARD MCKEE ’66 MED
CLAIRE “NANA” HODGES ERB ’67C
ROBERT S. FRIEDMAN ’67 MFA
RITA MILLER JOHNSON ’67
CLARA DELORES “DEE” KING ’67
POLLY ADAMS MINOGUE ’67
ELSA HEIMERER BRADER ’68 MSPE
SHEELAH CLARKSON ’68 MFA
RICHARD E. CLAYTON ’68 MA
MARTHA FAYE COLLINS ’68 MED
JOHN BRONDELL DOBY ’68 MED
SAM GEORGE KASIAS ’68 MED
GRISELLE COOPER GHOLSON WOODWARD ’68
BARBARA HOFFMAN CURTIS ’69
VIRGINIA “GINGER” GERARD MICKEY ’69
BARBARA JANE BARNETT WEISS ’69 MED, ’93 MALS
CHARLES ELEVAN AUSTIN JR. ’70, ’72 MM
ELIZABETH MCNEILL COOK ’70 MED
DONALD LEE “DON” LANNING ’70 MED
JAMES DAVID “DADDY PAPA” LUTHER ’70X
POLLY PALMER SLOAN ’70
AUDREY BAUGUESS ZABLOCKI ’70 MED
NORMAN CHARLES LICHT ’71 EDD
HAROLD E. MAZYCK JR. ’71 PHD
BILLIE MAUNEY NICHOLS ’71X
GHAZI SAKRAN ’71 PHD
LILLIAN “MICKEY” BOYETTE ARRINGTON ’72 MED
MARJORIE RITA HOLLAND KLEM ’72 MED
MARY ELIZABETH MCKINNEY MCMAHON TAYLOR ’72
LYNN WADE DORN ’73 MED
SUSAN BENDER SMALL ’73, ’74 MED
CHARLES LINDLEY “LINDY” STEPHENSON ’73 MED
NANCY DOLIN PATE ’74
LORETTA MARIE SMALL ’74 MSBE
AMY KELLEY PENLAND ’75, ’77 MA
BETTYE DENTON SHAVER ’75
DALE CORNISH COOPER ’76 MSBE, ’77 EDD
JULIA “JULIE” FLACK PHIPPS ’76
DEIDRE LOUISE WASHINGTON ’76, ’78 MPA
JUDY CAROL BRIGHT ’77 MED
WAYNE MACKANEAR BROWN ’77 MA
HOWARD MANESS ’78
CINDY WHICHARD SAMMONS ’78
BEULAH “BUFF” WANG ’78 EDD
JOHN ROBERSON WOOLLEN ’78 MED
JOHN DAVID ADKISSON ’79 MPA
ANN MARTIN BOWEN ’79
LANE S. ANDERSON III ’80 EDD, ’81 EDD
CHARLES “CHUCK” COUCH JR. ’80 MA
TOM MCCULLOUGH ’80
JANICE BUTLER RYCKELEY ’80
BETTY ELLEN PEARSON AUSTIN ’81 MED
MARGARET GORDON CHAPMAN ’81 MLS
MOHAMMAD NASSERI ’82
MANDERLINE SCALES ’82 MED
DENNIS W. “COACH” MARTIN ’83 EDD
CATHERINE ELAINE HURD BUTTON ’84
FAYE CAROLYN GREENE ’84 MED
ROBERT STRICKLAND BOYLES JR. ’85 MBA
DELLA LEE JAMIESON ’85 MED
GILBERT THOMPSON HUFFMAN ’86 EDD
ROGER STANLEY MCCLUNEY ’87 EDD
PHOEBE OWEN SILL ’87 MLS
REXANNE BISHOP ’88
JUDITH ANN BRYAN MAUNEY ’90 MED
DANNY MCNEAL “NEAL” BROWN JR. ’91
AMY WILLIAMS BOYKIN ’93 MLIS
JUDITH ANN LAMBERT MARTINEAU ’93
DAVID MARSHALL REDMOND ’93 EDD
JULIE WILSON WALLACE ’95
JENNIFER MELISSA ELLISON ’96
MICHAEL WEISENFELD ’97 MPA
MARIA NICOLE MORETZ TAYLOR ’99
JOSEPH CHARLES WOOD III ’99 MPA
DAVID THOMAS RHOADES ’00
ABBIE-FOX WORRELL ’00 MBA
LATOYA BRIDGERS GANTT ’03
JAMIE LYNN LARUE ’03
ANN POTTINGER SAAB ’05 MA
BETHANY SMITH COOPER ’06 MS
WHITNEY BARCLAY VERSTEEG ’08
HELENE COMTESSE STENT GRANDE ’09 MA
KATHIANN “KATHI” LESTER ’09, ’12 MA