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Spring 2020. Alumni information is current as of the printing deadline of the UNCG Magazine. You can share your news and information by clicking on “Submit a Class note.” You can also mail your information to Class Notes, UNCG Alumni Engagement, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

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1950s

KAY CASHION ’53C won the 2019 Commissioner of the Year Award from the state of North Carolina as the result of her service at the local, state and national level. Kay, a Guilford County commissioner, served on the board of directors for both the state and national associations of county commissioners and recently received an award for her work promoting the arts. She was a driving force behind the establishment of the Guilford County Family Justice Center in Greensboro as well as the opening of a second center in High Point. She leads the Guilford County Citizens’ Academy.

MARY ALICE ELLIOTT ‘53 was honored by the Chi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa on the occasion of her 60th anniversary with the chapter. She earned her master’s degree in education from UNC Chapel Hill and then studied in India on a Fulbright Scholarship. She taught high school history for 40 years, including 30 years in Person County, N.C.

KAREN YOST ’57 won a Best in Show at the Caldwell Arts Council’s Caldwell Visual Artists Competition. She is retired from teaching art in the Hickory (N.C.) schools.

1960s

MARY ELLEN SNODGRASS ’66 has released a second edition of “Coins and Currency, An Historical Encyclopedia.”

ROBERT MORGAN ’68 MFA, a professor at Cornell University, was honored by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Cornell on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Robert is the author of 12 books of poetry, nine works of fiction, and three non-fiction books. He won the James B. Hanes Poetry Prize, the North Carolina Award in Literature, and Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.

BETSY SUITT OAKLEY ’69 was reappointed to a four-year term on the UNCG Board of Trustees, where she serves as chair. Betsy is co-owner of Charles Aris Inc., an executive search firm based in Greensboro.

1970s

SALLY CAGLE BRITT ’74 and her husband attended the UNCG Legacy reception and viewed the Endowment Legacy Wall of Fame. She was able to find the name of the scholarship they established in honor of her parents.

WILLIAM MANGUM ’75, ’83 MFA was featured in “North Carolina Beautiful,” an exhibition of his landscapes presented at the Broadhurst Gallery in Bill’s native Pinehurst, N.C. He has more than 3,000 paintings to his credit and has received numerous national and international awards.

LARRY WOMBLE ’76 MED received an outstanding alumni award during the Atkins High School Legacy Awards ceremony. Larry, a former state representative and native of Winston-Salem, N.C., graduated from Atkins in 1959.

SUSAN RYAN CATAPANO ’78 is the Cille and Ron Williams Community Chair for Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Susan is a professor of teacher education at the university. She has an MBA in human resource management from Maryville University, a doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in adult and early childhood teacher education from Nova Southeastern University, and a media specialist license from East Carolina University. She has been an active member of the early childhood field as owner and director of two nationally accredited early learning centers, executive director of an early childhood nonprofit, president of a National Association for the Education of Young Children affiliate, and a faculty member in early childhood education for more than 25 years.

SHERREE BROOKS PREDDY ’79 and her husband, Steve, of Oxford, N.C., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 17.

JAMES SHELTON ’79 won a seat on the Granite Quarry (NC) Town Council. He is a retired management accountant and plant controller.

1980s

DEBORAH JAMES ’80 is a speech-language pathologist with Southern Therapy Services in Southern Pines, N.C. She has a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of South Carolina.

FORREST MUNDEN ’80 MM teaches band at Walkertown (N.C.) Middle School. Forrest taught for more than 50 years before retiring and then rejoining the workforce part-time. He has been teaching at Walkertown for four years. He was inducted into the NC Bandmasters Association in 2014.

ANDY RALSTON-ASUMENDI ’80 worked with the Rescued Castaways team to produce a film for the 48 Hour Film Project competition in Greensboro. The mockumentary was a musical about the world’s smallest flash mob.

SHEILA WRIGHT STAMM ’80 is dean of the School of Education at American International College. She formerly served as president of S. Wright & Associates. She has an extensive background in higher education, including serving as dean of the School of Education for Cambridge College and Hamline University. She also served a term as commissioner of higher education for the state of Minnesota. She has a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from NC State University.

ALAN LAMM ’81 was the commencement speaker for the University of Mount Olive. Alan is chair of the department of religion and history and has taught at the university for 22 years. He holds master of divinity and master of theology degrees from Duke University. He earned his doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

RON LAW ’81, ’83 MFA has announced plans to retire from his post as executive director of Theatre Charlotte (N.C.). When he retires in this summer, he will have worked 15 seasons with the organization. He recently oversaw his 89th show at the venue with the Student Theatre Guild production of “Young Frankenstein.”

TOMMY MANESS ’81 was named to the 2019 class for the Eastern Randolph (N.C.) High School Hall of Fame. He coached baseball at Eastern Randolph for 24 years, including four years at the junior varsity level and 20 more leading the varsity. His 1998 team won the state 3-A Championship, and he was named the NCBCA Region 4 Coach of the Year. He retired in 2011 after 30 years of teaching in the Math Department. Since then, he has worked part-time at Randolph Community College in the Math Department and now in the Adult Education Department.

SUE MOON ’81 coordinated fundraising efforts to raise more than $160,000 for cancer research and programs, including a new teen room at Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Sue is the head coach of volleyball and basketball at North Henderson High School and is also the school’s assistant athletic director. She received the Ricky Sparks Spirit Award from the Kiwanis All-Stars of Henderson County.

MUSETTE STECK ’81 MPA gives tours of the Old Smithville Burying Ground in Southport, NC. Musette, considered one of Southport’s most well-versed historians, is an active member of the Southport Historical Society.

JUNE L. BASDEN ’83 was listed in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency, and reorganization law. She practices with Carruthers & Roth, PA, in Greensboro.

TERESA SMITH GILREATH ‘84 is now a city commissioner is Oxford, N.C.

JULIE HUNTER ’84, ’85 MM is a music specialist at Forest Park Elementary School in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools. She has been teaching for 34 years at the school.

JOHN ALLEN ’85 successfully ran for alderman of Southport, N.C. He is a retired economic developer and city planner.

CARYL BURNS ’85 EDD has retired after working for the Caldwell County (N.C.) Schools for more than 50 years. She retired as associate superintendent for educational program services.

NEILL HANCE ’85 MFA is director of the University of South Carolina Union Theatre. He has either acted, directed, or produced more than 60 theater productions over his 30-year career. His latest production was Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

PAUL LESSARD ’85 MFA was honored with a soccer locker room at High Point University being named for him. Paul, who founded and heads the High Point Foundation, played soccer with Jorge Lagueruela. Jorge and his wife, Debi, gave a generous gift to the university in recognition of his friendship with Paul.

SCOTT HAMILTON ’86 is president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, an economic development group. Scott previously served as executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission and as CEO of AdvantageWest.

DEBORAH “DEBBIE” TROGDON ’86 MS is principal of East Carteret (N.C.) High School. She previously served as an assistant principal at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, N.C.

ROY YARBROUGH ’86 EDD was one of three starters at the NCHSAA Track and Field championships in Greensboro. He is a US Track and Field Association master level official. He has served more than 45 years as a track and field official.

JIM CAUSBY ’88 EDS is interim superintendent of the Johnston County (N.C.) Public Schools. Jim previously served as superintendent for the district from 1994 to 2004. He also served as executive director of the NC Association of School Administrators and the NC School Superintendents Association. He was named NC Superintendent of the Year three times and was named to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian award.

WANDA BATTS CONEAL ’88 is interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Augustine’s University. Wanda previously served as dean of the School of Humanities, Education, Social, and Behavioral Sciences at the university since 2017. Before that, she was a tenured faculty member and had served as interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies, among other positions at NC Central University. Wanda holds a master’s degree in human resources administration from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in education and human development from Vanderbilt University.

JENNY GARWOOD ’88 is manager of museum education and adjunct curator of textiles at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. She discussed “Expressions of Freedom in Southern Needlework Samplers” at the Asheboro (N.C.) Public Library.

JOY ROSS ’88 has been named director of finance for Downtown Greensboro Inc. Previously Joy served as the director of operations and finance for William Mangum Studio, where she managed the retail operations, licensing and business development. She also has worked with many fundraising and nonprofit efforts across the Greensboro.

GAIL SUMMER ’88 EDD, project coordinator for Kids-READy Catawba, spoke at the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center’s vigil to remember the 18 children listed by the NC Child Fatality and Prevention Team as homicide victims by a parent or caregiver. Gail previously served on the faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne University for more than 20 years.

ANNETTE PRIVETTE KELLER ‘89, director of communications for the city of Kannapolis, N.C., was named one of the 2019 Top Women in Business by Business Today NC. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree and an advanced certificate in marketing from UNC Charlotte, as well as a certificate in municipal administration from the UNC-CH School of Government.

JANICE MACOPSON ’89 MSN received an advanced clinical practice degree from Frontier Nursing University. She graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2001 with a post master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner and has worked in cardiology since becoming a nurse practitioner. She has a special interest in women and heart disease. She was selected by her patients as being one of the top 5 percent nationally overall for patient experience based on the 2016 and 2018 Press Gainey Associates database.

KAREN PARKER ’89 exhibited her art at the Hiddenite (N.C.) Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery. Karen, who also holds an MFA from Ohio University, has taught art since 1989 in community art centers, universities, and community colleges.

CANDACE SALMON-HOSEY ’89, ’12 EDS, ’19 EDD is executive director of technology services for the Guilford County (N.C.) Schools. She previously served in the same role for Durham Public Schools.

TIM SESSOMS ’89 is a candidate for the Summerfield (N.C.) Town Council. He is the founder, CEO, and managing partner for CRG, a staffing and consulting business.

1990s

JOEL SORENSEN ’91 MM played Beppe in the Greensboro Opera’s production of “Pagliaccio.” He performed in the opera earlier, playing the same role one night as a stand-in for San Francisco Opera.

GRETCHEN ROBINSON ’92, ’11 PHD, associate professor in special education, is the interim chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Specialties at UNC Pembroke’s School of Education. She joined the school’s faculty in 2010.

DEANNA BURCH ’93 has been named a student ambassador at Piedmont Community College. She is in her second year as a nursing student at the school.

EMILY SPIVEY ’93, the Emmy Award-winning television and film writer, created “Bless the Harts,” an animated comedy for the Fox network. She recently spoke to UNCG media studies students on campus.

IRIS R. WAGSTAFF ’93 received the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance Person of the Year Award in Education. She was honored for her over 20 years of STEM education outreach and advocacy to support students who are underrepresented in STEM, as well as her efforts in the community to resource parents and provide culturally relevant PD for K-12 STEM teachers. She currently works in Washington, D.C., as a STEM program director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department, where she leads national initiatives and manages multiple NSF-funded grants focused on broadening participation in STEM, workforce development and K-12 STEM teacher professional development. She also serves as adjunct chemistry faculty, where she focuses on efforts to broaden participation in the chemical sciences and to share resources and opportunities to UNCG chemistry department students and faculty. Iris has a master’s degree in chemistry from NC A&T and a PhD in science education from NC State University.

DONNA CARTER ’94 MED is a lieutenant colonel with the NC Highway Patrol. She joined the organization in 1998 as a trooper in Winston-Salem. She has served in supervisory positions throughout the state in Gastonia, Winston-Salem, Kenansville, Motor Carrier Enforcement, Internal Affairs and the Support Services Unit. She has a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine from East Carolina University. She is the first female to achieve the rank of lieutenant colonel in the State Highway Patrol.

GREG FERGUSON ’94 MPA is assistant city manager of community services in High Point, N.C. He has more than 25 years of local government management experience, most recently as town manager of Waxhaw, N.C.

WILHELMINA RITTER ’94 was named Chatham County (N.C.) Educator of the Week by The Chatham News. She teaches K-4 physical education at Siler City Elementary School.

DAVID SUTTON ’94 is superintendent of the Rutherford County (N.C.) Schools. He holds a master’s degree in school administration and Doctor of Education degree from Western Carolina University. He previously served as assistant superintendent of the system.

RUBY CUTSHAW ’95 is principal of Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle School in Cherokee County, N.C.

TERESA PETTY ’95, ’98 MED is interim dean of the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte. Teresa joined UNCC in 2005 and has served as associate dean in the Cato College since 2016. She is the principal investigator for a $1.8 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the US Department of Education. She was the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, as well as the 2014 recipient of the UNCC College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award. She received her Ed.D. degree in curriculum and instruction from UNC Chapel Hill.

ANNETTE GARROU ‘96 MSN presented a program on the role of nursing during the American Revolution in Marion, N.C.

ANGELA MAYO ’96 was named head coach of the bass fishing team at Catawba Valley Community College. Angela, an alumna of CVCC, has been participating on the Lady Bass Anglers Association Women’s Pro Tour since 2014. She teaches classes at Gander Outdoors for youth interested in the sport of fishing.

KENNETH SIMINGTON ’96 PHD is retiring from his position as interim superintendent of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Schools. He had served as deputy superintendent since 2016.

SCOTT QUEEN ’97, ’04 MS is the interim vice president of administrative and fiscal services for Alamance Community College as well as executive vice president of ACC. He is a doctoral candidate in the community college executive leadership program at Wingate University.

SUSANNE BICKLEY ANDERSON ’98, ’03 MSN, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, received the Clinical Instructor of the Year Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She is a staff anesthetist at Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Surgery Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

LAURA GRAHAM ’98 is front office manager for Roxboro (N.C.) Community School. She previously worked at Eastern Alamance (N.C.) High School for 23 years.

MATT MCLEAN ’98 is principal of Clement Elementary School in Sampson County, N.C. He holds an NC principal’s license from the Sandhills Regional Leadership Academy and a master’s degree in school administration from Fayetteville State University. He previously served Cape Fear High School as assistant principal and athletic director. In May 2019, he was selected as the state’s Davie Harris Athletic Director of the Year.

MICHAEL CURLEE ’99 was named Stanly County (N.C.) Teacher of the Year. He is a special education teacher at South Stanly High School.

JASON MARTIN ’99, ’06 MPA is assistant county manager for Davidson County, N.C. He previously served as a budget and management analyst with the City of Greensboro.

2000s

ANTAVIA CHERRY ’00, a licensed cosmetologist and salon owner, spoke to the Salisbury (N.C.) Minority Business Council. She has worked in education and human services for many years.

MEREDITH MITCHELL ’00 has joined White Oak Family Physicians, PA, in Asheboro, N.C., as a family nurse practitioner. She received her master’s degree in nursing with family nurse practitioner certification though Frontier Nursing University.

RICK MOOREFIELD ’00 MPA was named Outstanding County Attorney for 2019 by the NC Association of County Attorneys. Rick is the county attorney in Cumberland County, NC. He is president of the National Association of County Civil Attorneys. He received his law degree from UNC Chapel Hill.

AMEE HUNEYCUTT ODOM ’00 MLIS received the Knowledge Award from Wingate University for her work with the university. She is a 1995 alumna of Wingate and director of the university’s Ethel K. Smith Library. In 2018, Amee received the Alumni Excellence in Service Award. She has also received the Student Government Association’s “Unsung Hero” award and twice received one of Wingate’s Mentor Medallions. She also holds a master of arts degree in English from UNC Charlotte.

JENNIFER TAYLOR ’00 is a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Strategy, Forces and Resources Division. She has a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University and a master’s degree in applied security studies from the University of Exeter (UK).

JERI JACKSON ’01, ’15 MSA is principal at E.M. Yoder Elementary School in Mebane, N.C. Jeri previously served as assistant principal at Turrentine Middle School and assistant principal at Hillcrest Elementary School.

ROY LYNCH ’01 is town manager of Siler City, N.C. He previously served as finance director for the town and interim town manager. Before that, he was town manager of Liberty, N.C.

MELVIN MARSHALL ’01 MSA is principal of SCALE Greensboro. He previously served as a coordinator for at-risk students at Lee County (N.C.) Schools.

TAMEKA KENAN-NORMAN ’02 MA, who had been spokeswoman for the Rocky Mount (N.C.) municipal government, is now chief development communications officer at an agency in Salisbury, Maryland.

MATTHEW TROY ’02 ’06 MM planned to conduct the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Pops Series concert “Free Fallin’: The Music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” and the Discovery Concert for Kids “Music Explorers! Discovering Music Around the World” in April 2020. Troy has conducted orchestras across the country. He was associate conductor with the Winston-Salem Symphony 2008–2014 and has been artistic director and conductor of the Piedmont Wind Symphony since January 2015 and was appointed music director of the Western Piedmont Symphony in the spring of 2019. Troy also currently serves as education conductor with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, where he directs the Discovery Series, Educational Concert Series, and Link Up Concerts, and leads outreach efforts and performances.

KIM LEAKE ’03 MSA is assistant principal at John Lawrence Elementary School in Asheboro, N.C. She previously served as interim assistant principal at Randleman Elementary School and principal at Peck Elementary School in Guilford County, N.C.

PENNY MOFFITT ’03 was named the Macon County (N.C.) Schools Teacher of the Year. She teaches business classes at Franklin High School.

WILLIAM H. PENN ’03 is assistant chief in charge of the Support Services Bureau for the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Police Department. He has served with the department for 21 years. He has a master’s degree from Winston-Salem State University. He also graduated from the Administrative Officers Management Program at NC State University and the Piedmont Leadership Academy. He earned the Trilogy Award from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. He is a certified general instructor through the NC Justice Academy.

JENNI REED ’03 MSA, ’12 EDS, ’17 EDD, principal of Hillcrest Elementary School, was named the Alamance-Burlington School System’s Principal of the Year. Jenni has been in the education field for 24 years, 15 as an administrator. She previously served as principal of Haw River and Grove Park elementary schools.

ADAM TARLETON ’03 MFA was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 for trusts and estates.

CALVIN VAUGHN JR. ’03 MPA is serving on the Mount Airy (N.C.) Planning Board. He is retired from a career with the City of High Point, N.C.

TIFFANY ATKINS ’04 is an assistant professor at the Elon University School of Law. She graduated from Elon Law in the Class of 2011, where she received the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. She later served as a Legal Method and Communication Fellow from 2016 to 2018. She previously taught in Wake Law’s legal analysis, writing. and research program.

AMANDA ADAMS GORDON ‘04 is exhibiting her mixed media and photography at the Stokes County (NC) Arts Council’s Apple Gallery. She has a gifted education certification from UNC Charlotte. She is a National Board Certified art teacher in her 16th year of teaching in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) School System.

DA-VIDA W. ROSEMAN ’04 is chief operating officer of Granville Health System in Oxford, N.C. She previously served as the vice president of nursing and chief nurse executive at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton, N.C. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb University.

ABI WOODSON ’04 MED was the 2019 Teacher of the Year for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools. She teaches fourth grade at Speas Elementary School. She has been teaching for 15 years.

ERICA STANDFIELD BRANDON ’05 was appointed by NC Gov. Roy Cooper to fill the open 17-A District Court Judge seat. She is the first African American judge, elected or appointed, to represent Rockingham County. Erica has worked as a state prosecutor for the Rockingham County District Attorney’s office since 2009. She earned her juris doctorate degree from NC Central University School of law.

PHILLIP PERRY ’05 was named Teacher of the Year for Pitt County (NC) public middle schools. He teaches at Wellcome Middle School. He has a master’s degree in elementary education from NC A&T State University and a master’s degree in middle grades math education from Western Governors University.

BETH POOVEY RUDISILL ’05 MSN is a candidate for the Maiden (N.C.) Town Council. She works at Catawba Valley Health System.

AARON WOODY ’05 MSA, ’08 SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION, ’10 EDD is superintendent of the Asheboro (N.C.) City Schools. He has served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the system since 2016.

ALLISON DOBY ‘06 is director of admissions and alumni support coordinator at Salisbury (N.C.) Academy. She formerly was a department chair at Rowan-Salisbury (N.C.) high schools.

CANDIE GREER ’06 is assistant principal at Mulberry Elementary School in Wilkes County, N.C. Candie previously served as an instructional specialist and testing coordinator. She has a master’s degree in instructional media technology and is pursuing a doctorate degree in educational administration with superintendent licensure at Appalachian State University.

WILSON HOOPER ’06 MPA is town manager of North Wilkesboro, N.C. He previously worked for the city of Charlotte, N.C., for 12 years, including as visitor information specialist with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

WAYNE JAMES ’06 retired as band director at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, N.C. He has a master’s degree in school administration from Elizabeth City State University and is working on his doctorate in school administration at Regent University.

JESSICA MCDANIEL ’06 is membership manager for the Lexington (N.C.) Area Chamber of Commerce. She formerly worked with the NC Community College System in Davidson, Montgomery and Randolph counties. She is a member of the board of directors for the NC Community College Adult Educators Association and is chairwoman of the workshops and events committee for the Asheboro-Randolph Chamber of Commerce. She also sits on the member services committee for the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce and has served as secretary for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Jessica is a graduate of both the Randolph and Montgomery County Leadership Development programs.

GERALYNN SYLVER MCGEE ’06 is policy director with the Connecticut Health Foundation. She previously was the policy advocate with Greater Hartford Legal Aid. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

TROY POWELL ’06 MPA is manager of the City of Greensboro’s code compliance division. He previously served as director of land management for the town of Spencer, N.C.

RHONDA SMITH ’06 MA performed as part of “A Dozen Hands N Sync,” a six pianists at two pianos concert held in Hickory, N.C. Rhonda is minister of music at First United Methodist Church in Hickory. She has performed as a soloist and accompanist in venues from gospel to Big Band, from rock to jazz and from sacred to classical. She is a certified music teacher with the American College of Musicians and a member of the American Guild of Organists, The Choristers Guild, The Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians, and the Handbells Musicians of America.

QUANESHA T. HOLLAND ’07 was the keynote speaker for the Nathan R. Cobb Sr. Foundation Inc. annual scholarship awards in Farmville, N.C. Quanesha, now a CVS pharmacist in Washington, DC, received the scholarship in 2002. She studied chemistry at NC A&T State University and earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from Howard University.

DAVID SEBREN ’07 is directing this year’s Old Colony Players production of “From This Day Forward.” David, who has a master of fine arts degree in directing from Florida State University, has worked with four other outdoor dramas, including “The Lost Colony.”

GREG VLAZNY ’07 is head basketball coach for Southwest Guilford (N.C.) High School. He previously served as an assistant on the school’s coaching staff. He also has served as sports director for the Jamestown (N.C.) Youth League.

RENE ANDERSON ’08, ’19 DNP has joined FirstHealth Cardiology-Raeford (NC) as a cardiology nurse practitioner.

HAYDEN DAWES ’08 is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill. He earned his master’s degree in social work from NC State University in 2014. He has worked as a licensed clinical social worker in community and hospital settings, most recently at the Veterans Health Administration.

RISHARA FINSEL ’08 MLIS is director of the Transylvania County (N.C.) Library. She previously served as the director of the Polk County (N.C.) Public Library.

LAURA NEELY ‘08 is town manager of Dobson, N.C. She previously served as the town’s finance officer from 2012 to 2018. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Pembroke.

ERIC GEE ’08, ’12 MM, ’15 POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE is assistant principal at Archdale-Trinity Middle School. He previously served as assistant principal at Wheatmore High School.

TANIA MARTIN ’08 MED, ’11 POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE, an ESL teacher in Rockingham County, N.C., has released a CD titled “Front Porch Faith and Family.”

WHITNEY OAKLEY ’08 EDS, ’11 EDD is chief academic officer for Guilford County (N.C.) Schools. She previously served as interim chief academic officer and assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and professional development.

MARY PARKER ’08 is the Career Center coordinator at Central Carolina Community College and a global Certified Career Development facilitator. She has a master’s degree in human resources management from NC A&T State and a post-master’s in college teaching, adult learning, and leadership from UNCG.

DAVID BLALOCK ’09 made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York in Puccini’s “Turandot.” David won the Young Artist Division of the 2008 Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition. He toured China with opera professor David Holley and three other singers in the summer of 2009.

BRUCE MOSER ’09 DMA, assistant professor of music at Gardner-Webb University, received the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award. He formerly won the Faculty’s Rising Star Award. He teaches piano, piano pedagogy and literature, music history, and music theory.

KRYSTAL RAMSEUR ’09 is chief administrative officer for the National Council for Negro Women. She received her master’s degree in public administration from Bowie State University. She serves on the board of Washington Improv Theater, where she chairs the space committee and is co-chair of the strategic planning committee. She also teaches and performs at the theater.

SHERRILL ROLAND ’09, ’17 MFA, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation artist-in-residence, discussed his work from the Jump Suit Project at an exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, N.C. Sherrill was wrongfully incarcerated in Washington, D.C. After his release, he wore an orange jumpsuit as part of a yearlong performance piece until his graduation from UNCG.

SANDRA ROUSE ’09 PHD, dean of students at Newberry College, was honored by Columbia College with its 2019 Career Achievement Award. Sandra, who graduated in 1995 from Columbia College, began her career in higher education as Newberry’s assistant director of resident life and student activities. She served other higher education institutions throughout the Carolinas from 2000 to 2014, when she returned to Newberry to serve as associate dean of students. She assumed the role of dean in 2016.

2010s

A. ALLISTER COOPER ‘10 has joined the law firm of Cordell & Cordell as a litigation attorney in their Wilmington, N.C., office. She earned her law degree from Charlotte School of Law. She previously practiced family and employment law and is a member of the N.C. Bar Association.

GABRIELLE GRANT ’10 MA is executive director of Mountain Mediation Services in western N.C. She has a Ph.D. in conflict resolution and analysis from Nova Southeastern University. She previously was a member of the faculty at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Pannasatra University in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

CAROLINE HARMON ‘10 is a senior brand analyst for trend and style at Lowe’s. She was featured in an October 2019 article in Charlotte Magazine.

MEREDITH MORGAN ’10 MED was named Environmental Educator of the Year by the Environmental Educators of North Carolina. She works for the Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville, N.C. Previously she managed educational programing for refugee and immigrant students in Atlanta, Georgia, and worked as an educator at Zoo Atlanta.

LILIYA ZALEVSKAYA ’10 MFA was featured solo artist at the summer exhibition at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, N.C. Liliya teaches digital photography, printmaking and art history survey at Gaston College.

MACKENZIE HENRY ‘11 is assistant teacher of the primary class at Mountain Sun Community School. She also is the co-owner of Two Pine State, an Emmy Award-winning video production company based in Brevard, N.C.

ISAAC B. HORTON IV ’11 is a partner in a Raleigh, N.C, business that includes four food trucks, a restaurant in Morgan Street Food Hall, and another restaurant in southeast Raleigh.

DAVID LAMBERT ’11 is director of solid waste management and recycling for Moore County, N.C. He formerly was town manager for Robbins, N.C. He has a law degree from Elon University School of Law and previously worked as a case coordinator in Randolph County (N.C.) Family Court.

ZEBULON “ZEB” PERRELL ’11 is a marketing technologist for the mid-Atlantic region of Marsh & McLennan Agency. Zeb, who has been with the agency for seven years, also serves on the national marketing team.

CURRIE TERRELL ’11 performed a one-man variety show titled “Seesawing Alone” in Chapel Hill, N.C. Currie has a YouTube and podcast series titled “Let’s Chat! With Currie Terrell.”

BO YOKELY ’11 received his first leading role in an UPtv streaming service movie titled “After the Storm.” He earlier played a supporting role in “Nappily Ever After” and cameos in “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” and “Baywatch.”

MELISSA ALBRIGHT ’12 is director of child nutrition for Carteret County Public Schools. She previously served as the school food service director for the Monroe County School District in Florida. She holds national certification and membership in numerous school nutrition and food service organizations.

ASHLEY BLOOD ’12 is a fourth-grade teacher at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School. She previously taught in the Guilford County and Rowan-Salisbury schools.

TAYE GONFA ’12 is a family practice physician at Cone Health. He earned his medical degree from UNC Chapel Hill and performed his residency at Cone Health.

JESSICA JONES ’12 was named Teacher of the year for Pitt County (N.C.) public kindergarten through eighth-grade schools. She teaches third grade at Farmville Elementary School.

IAN OLSEN ’12 POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE is principal at Gibson Elementary School in Winston-Salem, N.C. He previously served as an assistant principal at Wiley Magnet Middle School.

GEORGE ROBINSON ’12 MSA, athletic director for the Alamance-Burlington (NC) Schools, won the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service award from the NC High School Athletic Association. He led teams to the NCHSAA state men’s basketball state championships at both the 2-A and 1-A levels, and he was named conference coach of the year four times.

JUSMAR MANESS ’13 MSA is school support officer for learning for Guilford County (NC) Schools’ Area 7 She serves elementary schools in southwestern Guilford County. She previously served as principal at Southern Middle School.

DANA STACHOWIAK ’13 PHD is director of the Women’s Studies and Resource Center at UNC Wilmington. Dana is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction in UNCW’s Watson College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership. She previously served as an assistant professor of diversity and multicultural education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

MACKENZIE BARHAM ’14, ’19 DNP is a nurse practitioner at Eden (NC) Internal Medicine. She specializes in adult/gerontology services.

ROSALYNN CANNON ’14 is a mixologist at Carpe Diem in Elizabeth, NC. She was recently interviewed for Charlotte Magazine article on how to use aromatic bitters in cocktails.

KELLY DONOVAN ’14 was selected by the U.S. Department of State for a 10-month fellowship training teachers and teaching English at Qufu Normal University in China. Kelly, seen in the spring 2019 UNCG Magazine, was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Kinmen, Taiwan, from 2014 to 2015. She later attended the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and received her master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages and language program administration. She received her first English Language Fellowship from 2018 to 2019 and is serving at the same institution this year as a returning fellow. During her first fellowship, Kelly trained over 900 in-service teachers through interactive workshops in various cities around China.

STEPHEN KENT ’14 is the spokesman for the libertarian group Young Voices.

WES RICHARDSON ’14, director of bands at Central Davidson (NC) Middle School, is now minister of music at First Baptist Church of Lexington, N.C.

ALICIA SHOUP ’14 MED was recognized as Teacher of the Week by The Chatham (N.C.) News. She teaches English language arts at Moncure Middle School. This is her 16th year of teaching.

VANDY SCOATES ’14 MFA is visiting assistant professor of theatre at High Point University. She has been a professional costume, set and lighting designer, scenic artist, seamstress and carpenter for the past 19 years. Most recently, she was an assistant professor and chair of the design program in the theater department at Limestone College. She has a master of arts degree from Villanova University.

SAVANNAH TESTER ’14 won a Judge’s Merit Award at the annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, N.C. Savannah is an art instructor with the Caldwell County Schools.

TRACY AYERS ’15 is an associate accountant in the Gainesville, Florida, office of James Moore CPAs and Consultants. She has more than four years of experience working with corporate structure, tax consulting, auditing, and other accounting work.

TYLER BARNHARDT ’15 is appearing in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” as Charlie. He previously appeared in “Underground” and “Turn: Washington’s Spies.”

KAMILAH BUSH ’15 collaborated with Amy da Luz, a teacher-director at UNCG, to write a drama titled “Themba.” The play was a finalist in the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, NC, nuVoices readings. Kamilah is a dramaturg, playwright and educator who is currently the literary associate at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL. Her play “WHAT.” was produced at The Black Lady Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y.

MELVIN HOLLAND ’15 performs with the Greensboro-based Harrison Ford Mustang band.

JAIANNA MCCANTS ’15, who founded Artnatomy to provide educational workshops for visual artists, presented an event to showcase and auction her students’ art in Charlotte, N.C.

STEFANI PERRY ’15 is adult services librarian at The Richard H. Thornton Library, part of the Granville County (N.C.) Library System.

TRAVIS SOUTHER ’15 MLIS spoke at a meeting of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society in Carolina Beach, N.C. Travis works in the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library. He discussed the Orton Hotel fire that occurred in 1949 in Wilmington, N.C.

KYM FASCZEWSKI ’16 PHD is assistant professor and graduate program director in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. She is the director of the Human Behavior in Physical Activity Laboratory, where her research includes motives for physical activity and healthy lifestyle promotion in individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases, obesity and physical activity, gender issues in sports, and motivation in endurance athletes.

RYAN GRAEBERT ’16 DMA, the principal cellist of the Salisbury (N.C.) Symphony, performed with the Rutherford Chamber Consort Spring 2019 concert “Vessels of Song.” He teaches cello at High Point University. He is the assistant principal cellist of the Winston-Salem Symphony and section cellist with the Greensboro Symphony, and regularly substitutes with the North Carolina Symphony.

PATRICIA JONES ’16 participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in Belize. She studied coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them in Belize. Patricia, an HR generalist at Parker Poe LLP, lives in Charlotte, N.C.,  and is a graduate student in the Global Field Program.

SOFIA MOSQUERA  ’16, ’18 MA, director of community education and advocacy at Faith Action International House, received a 2019 Pacesetter Award from UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences. The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies selected Sofia for the award, which is meant to honor alumni for career or civic achievements in scholarship, leadership or service.

CARMEN NEELY ’16 MFA received a McColl Center for Art + Innovation award and is one of six artists-in-residence at the center. She works in abstraction using oil paints, ink, graphic and color pencils, watercolor, and paper-cutouts. She plans to use the residency to learn embroidery and experiment with how to incorporate it into her practice. She has taught drawing and design courses at UNCG, Wake Forest University and NC A&T State.

LESLIE OCAMPO ‘16 is student coordinator for the Chatham (N.C.) Literacy Council.

KATHLEEN L. ROBINSON ’16 MFA is an instructor of art in the School of Art and Design at High Point University. Kathleen taught at UNCG while working toward her master’s degree in fine arts. She served as an adjunct professor for a variety of art classes.

ALLYSA ROUSE ’16 is a management fellow for Washington County, N.C. She has a master’s degree in public administration from East Carolina University.

PRESTON BLAKELY ’17 won a seat on the Fletcher (N.C.) Town Council. He recently completed his master’s degree in public affairs at Western Carolina University.

KELLY BROWER ‘17 was inducted into the Southern Lee High School Athletic Hall of Fame. She has a degree in kinesiology from UNCG and works in a physical therapy facility in Brooklyn, NY.

LIDIA DANILEVICH ’17 was commissioned as a US Navy ensign. Lidia, a Russian national who earned her US citizenship in 2015, is a nurse at Walter Reed Medical Center.

SIMON ERTZ ’17 DMA performs with the Lyricosa Quartet, most recently for the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation in Littleton, N.C. Simon is principal viola of the Winston-Salem (NC) Symphony and is also a member of the Greensboro Symphony. He has performed in many venues across the US as a member of the Degas Quartet. He teaches at NC State University.

JOSH PEEK ’17 performs with the Greensboro-based Harrison Ford Mustang band.

CARMEN OBREGÓN SALAMA ’17 MA is an instructor in Spanish at High Point University. Her teaching experience includes distance learning Spanish instruction, Spanish as a second language (all levels, including adults), along with teaching grades nine through 12 and beginning and intermediate levels at the university level.

JAMES “JIM” CRAIG WHITLEY III ’17 led a discussion of the Revolutionary War in the South at the Brevard Station Museum in Stanley, N.C. Jim has participated in historical reenactment events for 14 years.

DYLAN S. BROOKS ’18, U.S. Air Force Airman First Class, has completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Dylan earned distinction as an honor graduate.

ALEXIS BROWN ’18 won the 2020 Miss Goldsboro pageant. She will compete for the Miss North Carolina title.

TATYANA ESTES ’18 is general manager of the Skrimp Shack in Winston-Salem, N.C.

MAGGIE MITCHELL ‘18 MED is curriculum facilitator at Mount Airy (N.C.) High School. She previously taught math at Surry Early College. She was earlier named NCCTM Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher and Surry Early College Teacher of the Year.

JULIA REEVES ’18 DMA performs with the Lyricosa Quartet, most recently for the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation in Littleton, N.C. Julia is a violinist who teaches at the Duke University String School.

DENA SHORE ’18 MS, a nursing instructor at Surry Community College, passed the National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator exam. She has been a nurse for nine years, working for rehabilitation and care centers in Yadkinville, N.C., and Morehead City, N.C., and at Wake Forest Baptist Health and Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care.

ALEIGHA EDWARDS ‘19 is in a nurse residency position with Novant Health, where she rotates as a pediatric and NICU nurse.

DERRICK WOLD ’19 MLIS is director of the David County (N.C.) Public Library. He previously worked as adult services and technology librarian at the facility. He is a member of the American Library Association and the NC Library Association.

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IN MEMORIAM

MILDRED BARNES HEDRICK ’38C

MILDRED WHITMAN KNOX ’38

NORMA LEE SHUFORD ’38X

MAHALA BARNES EDWARDS WALTERS ’38C

KATHRYN RUTH SCHNECK JACOBS ’39

LILLIAN LEE MCGIRT ’39

CATHERINE WRIGHT BOGGIONI ’40

FRANCES HARWARD CONNELL ’40

ANNIE LEE KNOX MITCHELL ’40

DORIS AYRES BRINSTER ’41

CHARLOTTE WARREN CREECH ’41X

NANCY FLANAGAN GILLETTE ’41

MARY “RUTH” BUTLER BAILEY ’42

GLADYS SMITH BREWER ’42, MED ’59

NELL CRUMPTON BURCH ’42

LENA “LYNN” BROWN MOULSON ’42

MARY FRANCES RASBERRY NEWELL ’42

HELEN VINSON DAUGHERTY ’43

JOAN FREEHOF GORDON ’43

CAROLYN BROOKS THOMAS KEYSER ’43

REBECCA JANE HARDAWAY LOFLIN ’43

EVELYN REINHARDT SHARPE ’43 

BETTY ROBERTSON GREGSON ’44

ALICE DANIELS HARTMAN ’44

DOROTHY LEVIS MUNROE ’44

GRACE HAYNES PAGE ’44

LOLA MAIE RAGAN ’44

MARY SUSAN “SUE” HALL SCHAPIRO ’44

GWENDOLYN COLLINS WEST ’44

MARGARETTE SWINDELL LAUGHINGHOUSE ’45

ELIZABETH “LIB” PERKINS TALLEY ’45C

AUDREY STARNES TYSON ’45

JANE MULL WELDEN ’45C

ADELENE SCOTT AKARD ’46

CHARLOTTE FLEMING JONES EASTERLING ’46

GERTRUDE “TRUDY” ELIZABETH EDGERTON ’46

CHRISTINE ZACHARY GILBERT ’46

EDNA FLYNN LANE ’46

HELEN STATON RANDOLPH ’46

NANNIE REE FISHER SHEARIN ’46

ELAINE PEARLSTINE WARSHAUER ’46X

PATRICIA MURIEL ELLIOTT DOW ’47

MARJORIE JO GREENE ’47

ARTA HIATT LYON ’47

KATHRYN COBB PREYER ’47

JANIS BARRIER UNDERWOOD ’47

GERALDINE “GERRI” STONE AARON ’48X

AGNES E. CANTWELL ’48

NANCY LINVILLE CARPENTER ’48

RUTH BROWN CLAPP FAULKNER ’48

SUSAN BYNUM FUGATE ’48

MILDRED NEVILLE GORNTO ’48

CONAND SMITH MEAD ’48

NINA BARNES MUSTIAN ’48 

GEORGIANNA “JO” PATE PIERCE ’48

HARRIET IVES BINGENHEIMER ’49X

VIRGINIA TOXEY WOOD GREGORY ’49

LEILA “LEE” STEPHENS GRIFFIN ’49

DORIS MARIE PENLAND HUNTER ’49

BARBARA APOSTOLACUS LIPSCOMB ’49

JANICE MCFALLS MORGAN ’49

JUNE GILBERT MORRISSEY ’49X

VIRGINIA WEIR MULLEN ’49

JEAN TRENT WILLIAMS ’49C

NELLE ROSE LANCASTER BAILEY ’50

EUNICE HEPLER LOWDER ’50 

BETTY A. RADER MARTIN ’50

MARY PAUL SHULER MCMILLAN ’50

DORA LEE SHARPE PURGASON ’50X

DORIS HARRISON RUSSELL ’50

ELIZABETH LAVERNE SYKES BAUER ’51

BETSY TUNSTALL BAZEMORE ’51

MARTHA HARRILL DEAL ’51C

LAURAH GRACE DOBSON VAN POOLE ’51

GRACE THOMPSON ROYSTER ’51

VIRGINIA KEY TRUEBLOOD ’51

SARA KATHERINE JORDAN WILDS ’51

CLOISE CLINE WILLIAMS ’51

NELLIE “NELL” GREY PETERSON BARKLEY ’52

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” WILLIAM BOULUS ’52, ’66 MED

JEANNE STRAITON CRAIG ’52

SHIRLEY LYON FREEDMAN ’52X 

RACHEL SMOTHERS HULL GALYON ’52X

FREDA ELIZABETH RICHARDS ’52

MARY ANN BARLOW SCARBOROUGH ’52 

DOROTHY ANN “DOT” SHIELDS ’52 MED

EVELYN WEBB BOONE WILLEY ’52

FRANCES “FRAN” OVERMAN AUSTIN ’53C

EDNA MARIE MCMANUS FOGARTY ’53

LOIS ANDERSON GODFREY ’53

KATY SUE FARTHING GREENE ’53

MARY ELIZABETH SAMPSON IRVIN ’53

HARRIET HALL MURRELL ’53

EUGENIA RUTH LUTTRELL “JEANNIE” OGILVIE ’53X

BARBARA GRYDER SAWYER ’53

PHYLLIS FRANKLIN BIERSTEDT ’54

NANCY WALLACE HOPE ’54X

JEAN LUFFMAN HUMBER ’54

CAROLYN WINTERLING PARKER ’54

NANCY GILBERT RHODES ’54

KATHARINE WOODLEY SANDERS ’54X

HELEN KETNER SHRYOCK ’54

HENRIETTA HOWELL ANDREWS ’55

NANCY BLANCHARD CHAMPION ’55

JEAN SHEETS FINK ’55

GLORIA ANNE WEAVER FISHER ’55

GINNY LIND ’55

BARBARA LISK LORE ’55C

CAROLYN APPLE REES ’55X

ANNIE BROWN “BROWNIE” SMITH ’55

MARIE MOORE SUMMERS ’55

LACY MORGAN “TOM” VENABLE ’55 MED 

ELIZABETH “BETTY” WIESE BECKWITH ’56

ALICE FAYE YOUNG EURY ’56C

RITA BEATRICE FLEISHMAN ’56

EBBA FREUND KING ’56X

YVONNE BRITT MURPHREY ’56

BETTY LEE TOBERT ’56

ALICE HARROLD LEE VAUGHN ’56

BETTE LEE FERREE CRAVEN WEAVER ’56X

BARBARA LOWDER BOWERS ’57

MOLLIE HOUGH CANNON ’57

MARJORIE WARD GORE ’57

PEGGY MOORE HALL ’57, ’63 MED

MARGARET HESTER HOLLIS ’57

JOSEPH W. MCVEY JR. ’57 MED

ANNE ROBERTS TEER ’57

HOPE “JACKIE” MURPHY WHITTAKER ’57

SYLVIA HARRELL WOOLARD ’57C 

VIRGINIA HURT BREEDEN ’58C

MOLLY SUMMERS CARVER ’58C 

ELIZABETH “LIZ” MARSHALL ODEN CURRENT ’58

BARBARA KENNERLY HARDAWAY ’58

BARBARA ANN CAUDLE HUTCHINS ’58

JULIA “JUDY” GEORGE JENNINGS ’58

ROXANNE DARK KESSLER ’58

ESTA MAE NOBLES PAIT ’58

JANE EDWARDS SAUNDERS ’58 MSHE

MARY ELLEN REECE SHERRILL ’58

THE REV. JAMES CORVEN SMITH ’58 MED

RETIRED LT. COL. HILDA L. “SANDY” WALKER, AMSC, ’58

RUBY EDGERTON WHITE ’58 MED

SAUNDRA CRADDOCK WILSON ’58

KAY OVERSTREET ARTHUR ’59X

MADGE EARLEY BOLIN ’59

BARBARA DALE JACKSON HIGGINS ’59

ELLEN CLAIRE TURNER LAWRENCE ’59X

SARA ORREN YOUNT ’59 MED

ELIZABETH “BETH” GRIZELLE STOUT CARTER ’60, ’65 MED

SUANNE HANEY ’60   

JEAN WALL PENLAND ’60

PAULA DEAN SULLIVAN ’60

DOROTHY LOUISE JOHNSON WISEMAN ’60C

RITA KERTZMAN EFFRON ’61

EUGENIA LYNN LIGON FISHER ’62X

NANCY HEWETT HARRIS ’62

MARY MASON HAMRICK PEARSE ‘62

LINDA STEVENS DICKERSON ’63X

LINDA JACOBS PEERLESS ’63

JEANEANE WILLIAMS ’63

JUDITH WEARNE ANDERSON ’64

FRANCES ELIZABETH GARRISON CRADDOCK ’64

WILMA KAY PEGG JOHNSON ’64, ’68 MED

NANCY HOWARD MCIVER ’64 MED

ELIZABETH “BETTY” SANDGREN SHOOK ’64X

SYLVIA ANN SIMPSON ’64 

SUSANNE READ THOMSON ’64

CONNIE DELL WAGNER ANDREWS ’65

SARAH MCGEE HARVILLE ’65

LESLIE DIANA DEMARCUS JACOBS ’65

CAROL KINKADE MASON ’65X

ANNE HAZARD MONTGOMERY ’65

BARBARA MILLSAPS MURDOCK ’65C

CLAIR REESE SUTTON ’65

KAY FOSTER BRADBURN ’66

MARTHA CAROL HILL ’66C

LORINE ESTELLE HARRIS LYNCH ’66

ROGER L. NELSON ’66 MED

BONNIE NEUMAN ’66 MSPE

JEAN BARRY CALDWELL REECE SPEIGHT ’66

VIRGINIA HARRISON WELLMON ’66 MED

ARDEN PECK ’67 MS

SALLY JO WIESNER ’67

CAROL CUNNINGHAM ALEXANDER ’68

HAZEL WRIGHT KEARNS ’68 MA

MARILYN COTTEN MCMICHAEL ’68 MED

EDNA EARL AVERETT ROBINSON ’68

IDELL JONES BOONE ’69 MED

THE REV. GEORGE AMOS CHIDDIE ’69 MA

VERNA MAE TROUTMAN COOK ’69X

GERTRUDE “TRUDY” MAE FREMONT ’69 MS

BARBARA STUTTS HASSELL ’69

DOROTHY ALINE CHAUDRON LATHAM ’69X

DEANNE GIBSON ROLES ’69X

JOYCE ANN MORRIS SPENCER ’69

DORIS ANN JOYCE WHITEHEAD ’69 MED

ELIZABETH MCNEILL COOK ’70 MED

JULIA “JUDY” JEFFREYS HARTIGAN ’70

REVAUDA “SANDY” SAUNDERS LUREY ’70

SUSAN “SUSIE” KATHERINE CHURCH LUTHER ’70

LAWRENCE “LARRY” TALMADGE QUEEN JR. ’70 MA

GAIL SCHAEFER ’70

REBECCA LAMBETH EVERHART ’71, ’85 MED, ’94 CAS

CHERYL ROGERS MCSWAIN ’71

DONNA RUTH SAULS ’71

RALPH B. BARE ’72 MED

DOROTHY ANN PLEASANT BELL ’72 MED

MARY ELIZABETH EDMUNDSON ’72 MA

PATRICIA BYRD NORTON ’72

WANDA SUE CARTER TALLANT ’72

MARIAN MCVEY TILLMAN ’72 MLIS

SAMPSON BUIE JR. ’73 MED

AUDREY LYNN GANT ’73

FAYE DALTON IVEY ’73, ’83 MSN

JAMES DUDLEY JONES ’73

STAN SWOFFORD ’73 MA

BEVERLY ELAINE BLUE ’74, ’81 MED

SHIRLEY SMOTHERS COLLINS ’74

FAITH SNEEDEN DAVISON ’74 MED

FRANCES “CONNIE” FINN-BUNALES ’74

STEPHEN GAJ ’74

SUSAN LOIS ROGERS NEWTON ’74

RETHA OUTLAW ROGERS ’74

NANCY AYERS WEHUNT ’74

HELEN WOOLARD WILKINSON ’74 MED

SYLVIA GRAY SNIDER YORK ’74

KATHLEEN ALYSE BECK CARSON ’75

MARK SILVERS ’75X

JANICE JOHNSON YATES ’75

MARGARET “PEGGY” MCLARTY BYRD ’76 MLS

DEBRA LOUISE COLLINS ’76

BETTY JOAN DELLINGER CRAVEN ’76 MED

KENNETTE CARTER ROGERS DUNN ’76

SYLVIA SMITH FRAZIER ’76

APRIL LEWIS LINDSAY ’76

JOHNNIE OVERSTREET SIGMON ’76 MED

LUCILE TURNER JAMES ’77

CHARLES “PAUL” IACONO ’78

GARY K. LANEY ’78 MS, ’88 EDD

SANDRA IRIS HALL MARTIN ’78

LESLIE ROWE MILLSAPS ’78, ’81 MM

SUSAN MCCOLLUM TINGEN ’78

GALYNNE “LYNNE” GREGORY TRIVETTE ’78 MED

JAMES EUGENE BOWMAN ’79

MILDRED PTAK DEMPSTER ’79 MS

PATRICIA ANN NORMAN HARDY ’79

BETTY GALE EDWARDS SIKES ’79X

HOWARD LEE TALLEY ’79

THE REV. MICHAEL R. BOWDEN ’80

NANCY RAE PROCTOR CHAPPELL ’80

JOHNNY DWIGHT JOLLY JR. ’80, ’83 MA

JANE DARE LANDRETH ’80

BARBARA SICKENBERGER ’80 MFA

BRYCE M. DEXTER ’81

KENNETH HERRON ’81

KIMBERLY LUCINDA “CINDY” JARRETT-PULLIAM ’81, ’84 MSN

MELINDA DIANNE JOYCE ’81, ’83 MED

JULIE ELIZABETH SLIGH NELSEN ’81 MED

LYMAN STANZ NEWTON ’81 MBA

LEON THERRIEN JR. ’81

JANET MARTIN WINSTEAD ’81 MM

CHARLES EDWARD YATES ’81 MLS

PEGGY SHIELDS DANIELLO ’82

SYLVIA VANDIVER DOUB ’82

JAN BYERS BOONE ’83     

RICHARD GERARD HAIDUVEN JR. ’83

ANDREA BARTON LITTLE ’83 MED

DAVID ALAN RAGAN ’83X

KATHERINE HITCHCOCK SMITH ’84

LORA JANE CRABBE WALKER ’84

LAURA LEE COON HEGE ’85

CHARLOTTE ANN LOMBARD KELK ’85 MSN

DAVID ALLEN TAYLOR ’85

MARY B. BENNETT ’86

SUSAN MICHELLE ROTHROCK BLAKE ’86

ARLENE HENNESSY ’86

JOHN HOWARD MARTIN ’86 MFA

BARBARA JEAN RADER ’86 EDD

JOYCE ANN GARRETT HORNE ’87

ROBERT DENNY OLIVE ’88

TAMRA H. SNIDER ’88 MED

PATRICIA “PAT” EVERETTE KING ’89 MED

PEGGY LOU SHIELDS WAGGONER ’89

MARY DEBERRY ’90 MSN

ANGELA L. HOLDEN ’90

PAMELA “PAM” ROSE TESH KEARNS ’90

LINDA JEAN JOHNSON WELCH ’90

GLENNIE C. BEASLEY ’91 MED

EVETTE CANNON DAYS ’92

JANICE LEE DURHAM ’92

ROBERT BOWDEN LAW ’92 MPA

DAN VALLADARES ’92X

DEIDRA MICHELLE GRAHAM ’93

ROBERT “BOB” ERWIN PEASELEY ’93 MLIS

SARAH ELLEN THOMAS ’93

JULIE SORRELLS TIMMONS ’93 MSN

MARIE ADELE WEILAND BRUSO ’94

ANGELIA CELESTE CRANFORD-WHITE ’94

JENNIFER MULFORD LINEBERRY ’94

JAMES “JIM” A. PENNY ’94 PHD

AMY FRANCES ROBINSON ’94

LISA ANNE CASSIDY ’95

MATTHEW FORREST WATERMAN ’95

RUSSELL BRYANT ALLRED ’96 

RICHARD “DICK” EDWIN JOHE ’96 MBA

CLAUDIA ANN SELLERS KOONTZ ’96 MSN

KAREN ELIZABETH DINKINS ’99

GREGORY “GREG” ALAN EADDY ’99

HOPE ELAINE THOMPSON ’99

CHARLES LOUIS BRYANT ’01

DOROTHY HOWARD DAVENPORT BURKHART ’01 PHD

JAMES MILTON “TRIP” ELLINGTON III ’01

DIANE TEER ’01

CASSANDRA “CASSIE” LYTLE MANGUM ’03 MSA

GARRY RIEMERSMA ’04

NADIA “NAY NAY” DENISE SMITH ’05

SHERITA SANDERS ELLISON ’06

PAUL BAGBY JOYCE ’06 MA

SHEANNA LAVESI BONNER ’08

HERSCHELLE KRISTYNN WATKINS ’08 MSA

CATARINA ANDRADE ARCOS ’09

CATHERINE BARNES LILLEY MCLEAN ’09

KEITH EDWARD HYMAN ’10

SHARI SAMANTHA SWABY ’10

ANDREW LEE WILEY ’11

JULIANA MELTON LAGESSE ’12

ADAM HOWELL WIGLESWORTH ’13

JACOB ALEXANDER KATO ’15 MM

BRIDGETT JANETTA TEAGUE ’16

JOY LYNN HANKS TYSON ’17 MLIS

BENITA RUFFIN BUCKLEY ’19

CAMDEN J. DILLARD ’19

FORMER FACULTY AND STAFF

ANNA KATHRYN CASTLEBERRY BROWN died July 26, 2019. She worked for UNCG for 20 years in the department of teacher education.

ROGER FRANKLIN DAVIS died May 21, 2019. Roger was a veteran of the US Navy, serving as a 3rd Class Petty Officer, on the clerical staff of the commander of the Middle East forces, aboard the US Duxbury Bay. In 1991, after 31 years of service, he retired as the director of purchases and stores from UNCG.

SUZANNE MOORE LEA died May 29, 2019. She was a professor of physics and computer science at UNCG.

FRANCIS (FRANK) MCCORMACK died July 2, 2019. Upon graduating from Florida State, he entered the US Army, where his rank was captain. After satisfying his military commitment, he joined UNCG in 1967, beginning a very impactful 40-year career as a physics and astronomy professor. His area of research was the kinetic theory of gases. He served as chair of his department and, it has been noted, was instrumental in working with Dr. Eloise Lewis, dean of the School of Nursing, when that school began and physics was a required course. McCormack received the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award in 1987.

MARTHA COLE MCENALLY died April 16, 2019. McEnally came to UNCG in 1980 and served as a professor in the Department of Business Administration. In 2002-03 she also served as the interim head of the Department of Textile Product Design & Marketing. She retired in 2004.

ROSEMARY MCGEE died Dec. 31, 2019. When she joined Woman’s College (UNCG) in 1954, McGee was the youngest faculty member with a doctorate at the department of Health and Physical Education, according to her obituary. She taught for 34 years, focusing on theoretical areas of evaluation and statistics, and oversaw 33 doctoral dissertations and over 60 master’s theses. From 1966 to 1968 she served as Dean of Women, and from 1979-80 as interim dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. But, she was a teacher at heart and working with students remained her primary focus through her career. McGee co-authored “A Practical Approach to Measurement in Physical Education” and received honors including Golden Chain, The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and the Gladys Strawn Bullard Leadership Award.

FRANK T. MELTON died Nov. 3, 2019. In 1967, he joined UNCG’s History Department faculty as a historian of early modern England. His area of historical research focused on early banking in England, which was the topic of his dissertation and his book “Sir Robert Clayton and the Origins of English Deposit Banking, 1658-1685,” published in 1986 by Cambridge University Press. The book is a definitive study of Clayton, based on personal papers spanning his long career. Melton’s cataloguing of the papers, dispersed after Clayton’s death into 34 separate archival repositories, was a major feat in historical research. During his teaching career, he taught courses in European history and early English history until retiring from UNCG in 2009.

MARIANA NEWTON died Dec. 12, 2019. Newton was a professor of Speech Pathology at UNCG from 1969 until her retirement in 2000. From 1969 to 1985 she was the director of the Speech and Hearing Center at UNCG. From 1979 to 1985 she was director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Communication and Theater. From 1989 to 1994 she was the chair of Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology, and from 1992 until her retirement in 2000, she was the director of Graduate Studies in Communications Sciences and Disorders.

Michael Dean Parker, MD, died on June 24. He served on the faculty of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After retiring from practicing radiology, he taught physiology and physics as an adjunct professor here at UNCG. His research into antinuclear antibodies led to more accurate diagnoses of several autoimmune diseases, and his 1985 “Introduction to Radiology” textbook was used in medical schools throughout the country.

LAWRENCE “LARRY” TALMBADGE QUEEN, JR., ’70 MA died July 6, 2019. He had a long career in journalism. In the 1960’s, while with the Winston-Salem newspapers, he did freelance radio interviews broadcast locally, and nationally by NBC in New York City and by the Armed Forces Overseas Network. In 1985, he retired from the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel newspapers after 29 years and then taught journalism at UNCG for 10 years as a visiting lecturer.

JAMES WESTON SHERBON died January 2, 2020. Sherbon worked in music education and research all his life, teaching graduate music education at UNCG for 27 years. In addition to teaching, Sherbon was director of graduate studies in music for fifteen years. He served on editorial boards for over thirty publications, journals, and textbooks in the field. He retired in 2002.

MARGARET MARION SMITH died Aug. 25, 2018. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, serving as an administrative secretary to the commandant in Washington, DC. During her long career, she worked in various positions, including 25 years at UNCG before retiring.

MARIAN K. SOLLEDER died June 15, 2019. She began her teaching career at Hiram College in Ohio. Through the years she had addition teaching and administrative responsibilities at Wellesley College, Cornell University, and The Ohio State University. She joined the faculty at UNCG in 1966. She completed her professional career there, retiring in 1988 as professor emerita. During those years, she was instrumental in promoting the instruction of health education in the public schools of North Carolina. A strong supporter of and believer in supporting one’s profession, she held leadership positions in state and national level professional organizations and was recognized by them with service and honor awards.

DOROTHY “DOT” LEE WILLIAMS died Aug. 17, 2019. She worked as a housekeeper at UNCG until her retirement.

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