Class Notes

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The classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 will have reunions during the Fall Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

Edith Meade Elliott-Borsom, Goode, was elected regent of the Peaks of Otter in Bedford County in 2010.

Betty Jane Clem, Fairfax, is rural minister of the year for the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Marsha Christian Crabtree, Chattanooga, Tenn., is foreman of the Hamilton County Grand Jury.

Norma Mabry Keyes (M.S. ’71), Apex, N.C., retired in October after 39 years with Cotton Inc. She started a consulting company in August 2010.

Susan V. Catron, Chilhowie, retired after 38 years of teaching elementary school in Virginia.

Amy Matze Duncan, Orlando, Fla., is band director at Central Florida Christian Academy.

Frank A. Grier, Midlothian, is a property claims manager for Nationwide Mutual Insurance for its Northern Virginia territory. He has been with Nationwide for 32 years.

Mary Watts Duncan, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., is an assistant finance director for Halifax County.

Ron Nevins, Crossville, Tenn., is in the National Unified Service Command and retired major from the military.

Ted Longsworth, Dunkirk, Md., is a certified public accountant.

Catherine House married Cmdr. R. Steve Rowe, 09/08/10, in Virginia Beach.

Mary Byers Ligon, York, Penn., was named a distinguished teacher by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). She will host a highlighted teaching workshop at the annual meeting of AGHE.

Donald A. Marr Jr., Fayetteville, Ark., is CEO of HR Factor, a human resource consulting firm. He is also chief of staff of the city of Fayetteville.

Denise Murrell Schmitter (M.S. ‘89), Virginia Beach, is the guidance department chair at Kemps Landing Magnet School.

Christine Corrao Love, Sterling, is co-director of the Heritage Farm Museum.

Jeff Graves, Coto De Caza, Calif., joined Hodges-Mace Benefits Group Inc. as executive vice president of sales and strategy.
Colleen Higgins Smarth, Newton, N.J., is an advancement associate at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.

Angela Drummond, Herndon, is the CEO of SiloSmashers and was named the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Enterprising Women of the Year award, recognizing growth and business excellence by Enterprising Women Magazine.

Greg Spencer, Virginia Beach, was elected to the 2011 board of directors for the Virginia Elevator Safety Association.

Jon Carlos Bolt married Tracy Leigh Schutte (’94), 09/19/09, at Buffalo Mountain Church in Willis.

Jeanee Eskins Layman, Leesburg, has launched a website called The Loyal Local, which promotes local businesses in the Washington, D.C., area.

Susan T. Mabery, Roanoke, is owner of two Edible Arrangements franchises in Roanoke.

Dan and Terri Dombroske Paquette announce the birth of Leah Claire Paquette, 10/06/10.

David and Erika Petersen Noyes announce the birth of Logan Grace Noyes, 07/08/10.

Greg and Jennifer (‘05) Sayers announce the birth of Campbell Hall Sayers, 12/12/10. He joins a big brother, Carter Mitchell Sayers, who is 4 years old.

Kevin Brookes, Charleston, S.C., joined Bank of America Home Loans as a senior mortgage loan officer based out of offices on Kiawah, Seabrook and Daniel Islands, S.C. He has more than 15 years of mortgage lending experience. Previously, he was with RBC Bank in the Raleigh, N.C. area and with Wachovia Bank in Charleston.

Garrett Dillard, Greensboro, N.C., has been named principal of Bassett High School.

Tom Gallaher, Maryville, Tenn., became CEO at Gallaher and Associates in March 2010.

Samuel N. Jones, Los Angeles, Calif., attended the season premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Show in September 2010 and won a trip to Australia. He was featured on the show going snorkeling.

Aaron and Dr. Patrice Ludwig announce the birth of Francis (Frankie) Ann Ludwig, 1/17/11. Aaron was also named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce. He owns Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint and Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack.

Angela Reeves McAdams, Danville, is director of Career Pathways and Placement at Danville Community College.

James Darin Roberts, Harrisburg, N.C., has been named principal of Carl A. Furr Elementary School.

Christina Lane Berry, Pratts, is a Baptist International Mission Board missionary among sub-Saharan African peoples.

Michael and Kimberly Smith-Salmon announce the birth of Wesley Lawrence Salmon, 04/20/10.

John Scanlon married Louise Michelle Tadler, 01/11/10, at the magistrate’s office in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tobie Shelton, Hurt, was promoted to finance director/treasurer of the town of Altavista.

Rebecca Gibson Bolte and Steven Karl Bolte announce the birth of Annaliese Isla Bolte, 9/18/10.

Velencia Sims (M.S. ’97), Richmond, is president/CEO of A Listening Ear LLC and substance abuse therapist in Petersburg at District 19 Community Service Board.

Kimberly S. Green Brown (M.S.), Christiansburg, is the director of academic advising for the Division of Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech.

Nikki Morris married Jaime Manning, 10/02/10, at Caney Creek Baptist Church in Rogersville, Tenn.

Tami Tierney Peyton announces the birth of Luke William Peyton, 10/15/10.

LCDR Thomas Sather, USN (M.S.), Pensacola, Fla., received Board Certification in Aerospace Physiology. He is a naval aerospace physiologist serving as director of safety and standardization for the Naval Survival Training Institute.

Christopher Brown Settle, Culpeper, has been promoted to captain on the Culpeper town police force.

Louella Ann Diego Stephens, Lexington, Ky., was named Sales Closer of the Year 2009 for North America’s Direct Response Sales Team, Tempur-Pedic.

Pat Walmsley, Ridgeway, has been named principal of Campbell Court Elementary School. She was previously the interim principal of the same school.

Robert G. Martin, Hinesville, Ga., works with endangered species at Fort Stewart. He does wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.

Jennifer McFarland, New Albany, Ohio, was promoted to senior manager at Abercrombie & Fitch in August 2010.

Whitney Meadors married Richard Morrison, 02/19/11, at First Presbyterian Church in Danville.

Matthew and Amy (’00) Poole announce the birth of Natalie Suzanne Poole, 10/19/09.

Meghan Remige, Richmond, is a senior client manager at Dominion Benefits.

Rick Sparks received the President’s Award from the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) in December 2010.

Deborah Thompson, Deland, Fla., was named vice president for enrollment and communications at Presbyterian College.

Sandy Crump Turnage (M.S. ’01), Williamsburg, is the associate director of professional development for Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

Aaron and Lindsay Reynolds Buchanan announce the birth of Mary Reynolds Buchanan, 10/26/10.

Patrick and Sarah Maurer Raison announce the birth of Jack Patrick Raison, 12/11/09.

Billy Robertson, Glen Allen, is a regional sales representative for Great Lakes Petroleum.

Charles and Tara Vance (M.B.A.) announce the birth of Wyatt Colter Vance, 06/10/10.

Justin Andrew (M.S. ’03) and Kirsten Thompson Mosby announce the birth of Cora Bethany Mosby, 05/31/10.

Amanda E. Dorton, Vansant, received her M.S. degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University in 2010.

Thaddeus J. Herron (M.S. ’04), Harrisonburg, is a lecturer of communication studies at James Madison University.

Joshua and Jessica Hickman announce the birth of Noah Alexander, 09/30/09.

Kristopher John Howard married Jennifer Pellillo, 10/09/10, at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S.C.

Gregory Humble, Charlotte, N.C., has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army. He is the commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Company in Charlotte.

Mark W. Tippett, Herndon, is a security manager and continuity of operations manager for the Program Executive Office of Aircraft Carriers, U.S. Navy. He also announces the birth of Madison Ione Tippett, 11/10/09.

Zac and Mandy Iroler Lineberry announce the birth of Addisyn Linberry, 06/10.

Clifton and Katherine Rubrecht Clark announce the birth of Elizabeth Holland Clark, 07/24/10.

Melissa Anne Conner married Maynard French Timberlake Jr., 07/12/10, at Erin Hill Bed and Breakfast in Powhatan.

Michael and Ashlee Mitchell Flanary announce the birth of Blake Major, 12/16/10.

Jonathan F. Mayer, Radford, was featured in the November 2010 issue of In-plant Graphics in an article on in-plant managers under 40. He was promoted to assistant manager of Printing and Vending at Radford University in August 2010.

Richard and Kristin (Jones) Wiley announce the birth of Amelia Elizabeth, 3/28/10.

Adam Wiley received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from King College in August 2010.

Michelle Campbell married Derrick Jason Kirby, 06/13/09, at Main Street United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

Michelle C. Kirby, Waynesboro, is a teacher at Stuarts Draft High School. She is also a photographer with Michelle Kirby Photography.

Amanda Jean Saddler married Alex Compton Brown, 10/02/10, at The Virginian in Bristol.

Jennifer Robertson, Glen Allen, is an inside sales account manager at UPS Freight.

Sarah E. Ross (M.S. ’08), Christiansburg, is the new advising coordinator for the College of Business and Economics at Radford University.

Mary Kate Sicora married Derek Gowin Moss (‘06), 07/17/10, in Holly Springs, N.C., at the Bass Lake Park and Retreat Center.

Jennifer Stack married Billy Robertson (‘00), 8/27/05, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Richmond, and they announce the birth of their son, Connor William Robertson, 7/29/08.

Jason C. Burnette (MBA ’08), Winston-Salem, N.C., is a trade marketing analyst for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Matthew Crisp, San Francisco, Calif., has been named president of the Agricultural Biotechnology Division of the Intrexon Corporation in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Darren Durlach, Quincy, Mass., has been named the Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year for the third year in a row.

Zachery Frederick, Richmond, started a new position with The Linden Group Corporation.

Justin Ingram, Midlothian, is vice president and commercial loan officer at Bank of McKenney at its River’s Bend Lending Office in Chester.

Erin Leigh Powell married Aaron Conner Brumfield, 10/10/09, at Eagles Nest Plantation in Charles City.

Lindsay Robinson married Shawn Terry, 04/09/07, on the beach at Dreams Resorts in Tulum, Mexico.

Tara Santella married Jesse Lake (’04), 7/24/10, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Charleston, S.C.

Kimberly Brooke Williams married Brandon Palmer, 05/21/10, in Virginia Beach.

Jessica and Josh Aydlette announce the birth of Lillian Amy Aydlette, 11/18/10.

Lauren Cerkez Franza, Chesapeake, is education director of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads Inc.

Ashley Elizabeth Gregory married Timothy Wayne Ellis Jr., 10/10/10, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev.

Kelly Gwensberg is engaged to Geoffrey Crowe of Springfield. They will be marred on August 13, 2011, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville.

Sara Ruth Johnson married Brent Michael Erskine Luster, 08/07/10, in Fralin Atrium at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke.

Christie Farrow Kubler married Kevin Kaveh Nabipour, 09/04/10, at the Shadow Lawn Country Estate in High Falls, N.Y.

Ashley McCoy married Rodney Justus, 09/01/07, at Gethsemene Baptist Church in Radford.

Stephanie Polakoski, Lodi, N.J., is a sales associate at Aureon Biosciences.

Kimberly Ann Stewart married Daniel Robinson, 05/22/10, at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University.

Carley C. Sundstrom married Matthew Wessler, 10/16/10, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Richmond. She works for International Smokeless Tobacco in Glen Allen.

Kerri Lee Webb married Jesse Layne Whitt, 04/03/10, at the Historic Train Station in Bristol.

Justin Dillon, Vero Beach, Fla., is a forest fire supervisor.

Kathleen S. Hachmann married Jason L. Bookheimer, 04/24/10, in Danville.

David Benjamin Kennedy married Kathryn Elizabeth Pittman (’08), 05/29/10, on Moffett Quad at Radford University.

Sarah Lancaster married David Blanchard, 6/13/10, at The Manor House at Kings Charter in  Mechanicsville.

Bruce Toler, Danville, was promoted to branch manager with FirstBank’s downtown location in Charleston, S.C.

Ashley Jeanne Webster married David Anthony Pulido (’05), 05/15/10, at Harbourtowne Resort in St. Michaels, Md.

Robert Barrett, Roanoke, was admitted into the Virginia State Bar in 2010.

Jeff Choma married Tori Tabian, 7/16/10, at Lighthouse Sounds Sea Links and Country Club in Bishopville, Md. Jeff is a law enforcement officer, and Tori is an elementary school teacher.

Kristen Gaye Horne married Chadwick Bowen Grice, 06/26/10, at Halesford Baptist Church in Writz.

Jeremy Brent Hutchinson married Ashley Ann Bostic (’08), 07/17/10, in Wimberly Recital Hall on the campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg.

Jill Moore married Nathan Long (’08), 6/5/10, at Cave Spring Baptist Church with the reception at Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke.

Hanna Raven married Corey Mauck, 07/04/10, at Marshes Lighthouse in Manteo, N.C.

Jessica Rosenberg married Michael Stenstrom, 09/14/08, at Eagle’s Rest in Middleburg. They also announce the birth of Carter James, 02/14/09.

Taylor Sherman, Orange, has opened a second office of hypnosis in Rockville, Md.

Rachel Agustin married Victor Roque (’07), 05/23/10, at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens’ Rose Garden in Norfolk. Rachel received her master’s degree in organizational leadership from Regent University in August 2009.

Amanda Elizabeth Crisp married James Glenn Marley III, 09/18/10, on the beach in Duck, N.C.

Samantha Hinkle, Woodbridge, is a project management coordinator at United Negro College Fund.

Jeffery E. Rush, Falls Church, has passed the certified fraud examiner examination. He is an associate in forensic accounting and litigation support at Grant Thornton in McLean.

April LeeAnn Spencer married Mark Leslie Peters, 01/30/11, at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. April teaches first grade at Mount Olivet Elementary School in Martinsville.

Michael A. Wright (M.B.A.), Boones Mill, is a project manager at AECOM Technology Corporation in Roanoke.

Juliann Abercrombe, Lansdowne, completed her Master of Education degree in college student affairs at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., in May.

Nana “T-Chee” Kum, Woodbridge, has founded Computech Web LLC., a website design company.

Michael McBride, Bristol, Tenn., is a counselor at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon.

Deana Sentman, Christiansburg, is a CPA tax associate at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland in Roanoke.

Kathryn Stallings married Darren Gerlach, 10/21/10, on the beach in
St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.

Stuart F. Swilley, Poquoson, has graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

Emily Williamson, Washington, D.C., is a coordinator for breast cancer clinical trials at Washington Cancer Institute.
Rachael Wingfield, Ridgeway, is an Upward Bound math and science advisor in Martinsville.

Leanna Allen married David Collins, 06/26/10, at Fountain Creek Baptist Church in Emporia. Leanna is a teacher at North Tazewell Elementary School.

Ashley Marie Fisher, Fairfax, is a CTRS/senior coordinator with Easter Seals.

Erica Vermillion married Aaron Simpkins, 08/10/10, on the beach in Corolla, N.C.