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Lucy Iannuzzi, Lexington, retired after 52 years of teaching elementary education in Virginia.

Betty Thames married Donnie Crowder, 6/17/61, at the Congregational Christian Church in Virgilina. Betty has been a teacher in Virginia and North Carolina for 41 years.

Linda Harrill, Wake, N.C., was awarded the 2011 Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Nonprofit Leadership Award.

Gail Leigtenheimer Pope, Manassas, who is the superintendent of Manassas City Public Schools, was named the Region IV Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS). She was one of the eight Regional Superintendents of the Year who were considered for the Virginia Superintendent of the Year award.

Cathryn Hill Ketterman, Lititz, Pa., received her Master of Leadership Development from Penn State University in May 2011. She was inducted into the international honor society Beta
Gamma Sigma.

Linda Fisher Wright (M.S.’84), Roanoke, received her Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from Virginia Tech in May 2011. Wright is the principal of Penn Forest Elementary in Roanoke County.

Stephan Q. Cassaday, Great Falls, for the fourth year in a row has been named one of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the country by Barron’s. Cassaday & Company, Inc. has been in business for 18 years and is a locally-owned independent advisory firm located in McLean. Cassaday & Company manages or supervises close to $1 billion in assets and has been widely recognized as a leader in independent wealth management.

Terry W. Mullins, Tazewell, wrote “Melungeons out of the Dungeon.” The book presents the author’s take on Melungeons and their settlement in the southern Appalachian region of Virginia and upper East Tennessee.

Becky Rhodes, Bartow, Ga., was named Teacher of the Year 2012 for Cartersville Elementary School after 28 years in her profession. The distinction is granted to instructors who demonstrate exemplary ability in the classroom and serve as role models and mentors to the students they teach.

Phyllis Satterfield, Salem, is the principal at Masons Cove Elementary School in Roanoke County.

Carol Wheeler Doss, Glade Spring, received a Master of Arts in community and organizational leadership on May 7, 2011, from Emory & Henry College. Doss is coordinator for two onprofits based in Abingdon: Upper Tennessee River Roundtable and Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful. She also serves on the board of directors and is treasurer for Keep Virginia Beautiful.

Mike Johnston, Leesburg, Ga., is the executive director of development at The Sherwood Foundation in Albany.

Sharon Pearson married John Riley, 4/17/81, at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg. They have two children, Allan and Nathan Riley.

Jandy Draper Sharpe, Collinsville, has taught at Patrick Henry Community College for 20 years and is the recipient of the Distinguished Young Faculty Member Award.

Cynthia Wright Talton, Catawba, received a Doctor of Nursing Practice on May 7, 2011, from Old Dominion University.

Mark Curran, Columbia, S.C., is the president and CEO at Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union in Salisbury, N.C.

Jayne Katz Ayers married Tye Jurgensen, 4/21/11, on the beach in Marco Island, Fla.

Kimberly Blanchard, Richmond, has been promoted to associate vice president of sales at Davenport and Company.

Rick Schwein, Buncombe, N.C., received the FBI Medal of Valor for his actions of bravery in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Yemin.

Erin Carroll Herrity, Richmond, is a teacher at Brookland Middle School.

Kevin Bugg, Kernersville, N.C., was named Man of the Year for 2011 by the N.C. Lacrosse Association.

Richard Pearce, Fredericksburg, is the vice president for administration and finance at Mary Washington and treasurer of the UMW Foundation.

Ted Broach, Norfolk, is the Mid-Atlantic outside sales representative at Bay Diesel & Generator. He is responsible for parts, service and new equipment sales primarily to marine and industrial clients.

Robin L. Van Ness (M.S.) married David M. Strohsahl, 7/25/10, at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.

Alan Faustino, Atlantic City, N.J., has been appointed to team physician for the Heartland Hospice office in Northfield.

Michael Myers (M.S. ’93), Roanoke, is the principal of Pulaski County High School in Pulaski.

Mark Rader, Parkland, Fla., has been promoted to chief executive officer of University Hospital and Medical Center (UHMC) in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Tammy Newcomb, Vinton, has been named principal of William Byrd Middle School.

Scott Baker, Mechanicsville, is Spotsylvania County’s assistant superintendent for instruction.

Jeanette S. Mann, Covington, graduated from Piedmont Virginia Community College magna cum laude with an Associate of Applied Science in EMS and Paramedic on May 13, 2011. Jeanette received EMS Academic and Leadership Excellence in April and is the EMS coordinator at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and adjunct EMS faculty.

Michelle Marks, Matawan, N.J., was appointed as first grade teacher for the school year 2011-12 for Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School.

Francis and Theresa Hixon Beiter (‘96) announce the birth of their son Devin Charles, 5/18/11.

Nancy Fay England and Sean Lee England announce the birth of their daughter Elissa Rose, 10/3/10. She joins her big brothers, Patrick and Zane.

Anne Michael Greene, Marshall, is an entrepreneur, real estate broker and marketing consultant.

Samantha Mortimer, Te Aroha, New Zealand, is assistant principal at Te Aroha College.

Joseph Reinsel, Flint, Mich., is an assistant professor of interactive arts at University of Michigan-Flint.

James Bryant Jr., Johnson, Kan., has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.
Drew Dickerson, Morehead, Ky., joined the Atlantic 10 Conference as the new director of media relations and communications.

Cheri Beatty, Ocean, N.J., announces the birth of her son, Liam Joseph Beatty, 7/9/10. Cheri earned an associate degree in nursing from Ocean County College, Toms River, N.J., in 2009 and is currently employed by Community Medical Center in the emergency room as an R.N.

Missy (Melissa) Hall, Chantilly, is the owner of Sutton Marketing Services.

Katrina Flagel Placer, Mercer, N.J., is the co-owner of Family Fun Hobbies.

Joelle (Gardner) Clark and Chris Clark announce the birth of their twin daughters, Kendall Gianna and Taylor McChesney, 5/6/11.

M. Susan Lawson Kennon, Lynchburg, associate registrar at Lynchburg College, is currently serving as president of the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO). She is also pursuing her Doctor of Education at Lynchburg College.

Tracey Patterson and Chris Patterson announce the birth of their son, Noah Ryan, 11/6/10.

Laura R. Ray, Leesburg, is a senior paralegal for business immigration at Goel & Anderson.

Amanda Rhodes announces the birth of her son, Anthony Elijah, 6/28/11.

Todd Barrish, New York City, N.Y., is president and founder of Indicate Media firm headquartered in New York City. Indicate Media has operations in New York and South Florida.

Zoe A. Belcher (M.S. ’01) Moodus, Conn., received the 2010 Women on the Rise Award from Professional Woman in Construction.

E.G. Bradshaw, Stuart, is the principal at Eastern View High School.

Erin Seamen and George Seamen announce the birth of their son, George Covington Seamen, 7/17/10.

Angela Moore, High Point, N.C., is the principal for Thomasville Primary School.

Amanda Smith and Justin Smith announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Bennett, 7/15/11.

Andrew “Andy” Vanhook, Harrisonburg, is an imaginative producer at Appeal Production.

Emily McGrail, Fairlawn, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Virginia for 2011-12 at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville.

Leslie Royston, Memphis, Tenn., has joined First Reliance Bank as branch manager for the Mount Pleasant and Charleston locations.

Laura Neff-Henderson, Blacksburg, started Tipping Point Communication, which is a communications and public relations agency in Blacksburg.

Major Gregory Humble, Kansas City, Mo., relinquished command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Company in June 2011 and is now attending the Command and General Staff College
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Matthew Lewis married Kaitlin Jones, 9/2/10, at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Remle Diggs Sherman, New Kent, was selected as the 2010-11 New Kent Elementary School Teacher of the Year.  New Kent County Public Schools also selected Sherman as the Division Teacher of the the Year. She will now compete for the Virginia Teacher of the Year.

Kelly DiMaio Wilson, Landing, N.J., is a second grade education teacher at the Mount Olive Board of Education.

Gary Cody, Radford, is the director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for Wythe County.
Andrea Frymire, Oklahoma City, Okla., is an executive vice president for Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc., a nonprofit federal tax syndicator.

Stephanie Anderson, Chantilly, is a substance abuse counselor in Fairfax County.

Matthew Allen Crumpacker is engaged to Kaili Tara Cheraye Switzer Hutchison.

Brian Edward Deibler and Ruth Eileen Perry Deibler (‘04) announce the birth of their son, Jude Edward Deibler, 8/18/10.

Jen Gallagher married Will Gallagher, 5/8/10, overlooking the James River in Williamsburg, and announces the birth of their son, Tripp Gallagher, 12/21/10.

Melissa Hudson married Wes Jarrell, 1/8/11, at St. Jude Catholic Church with reception at RU’s Muse Hall.

Jacob Rinker married Emma DiMaria (‘04), 10/9/10, at Glen Garden in Fredericksburg.

Sarah Ross (M.S. ’08), Blacksburg, is the senior assistant director of admissions at Radford University.

Jayme Sally married Jeffrey Fletcher, 9/4/10, at Shade Trees and Evergreens in Frederick, Md.

Ruth Deibler, Newport News, is with KSA Interiors of Glen Allen as an on-site interior design contractor to the VA Hospital campus in Hampton.

Sara Ensey, Baltimore, Md., is a cardiac rehabilitation nurse navigator at Northwest Hospital.

Joshua Lee Myers, Midlothian, is a government relations specialist.

Christopher Abplanalp, Abingdon, is a software designer with CGI.

Richard W. Hartman III, Centreville, founded the Law Office of Richard W. Hartman III, Attorney & Counselor at Law in Vienna, 4/15/11.

Regan Lee Rich married Dylan Gavagni, 3/7/09, in Micanopy, Fla.

Katie Annice Rochlin married Vince Romano, 9/18/10.

Kelly Slach married Kris Russell, 10/18/08, at Baylake United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. Kelly has been promoted to assistant regional program director for Bon Secours Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Norfolk and Portsmouth.

Rev. Benson E. Shelton, Fairfax, assistant rector at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, was ordained at the church, 4/2/11.

Lisa Taylor (M.S.), Blacksburg, received the McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence. She was also named Virginia’s Region VI Teacher of the Year, 2010 Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County Public Schools and Belview Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year.

Molly Burke, Roanoke, is an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for Pittsylvania County.

Beckie Cox, Dublin, is the new rapid response coordinator for New River Community College.

Lindsey Dickerson, Fairfax, was honored, 5/13/11, by Neil MacBride, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, for her investigative work on an international scheme.

Amy Hixon and Spencer Hixon announce the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Ann, 3/27/11.

Meagan Jarvis married Seth Deacon, 4/17/10, at Lexington Baptist Church. Meagan is a media relations coordinator at ParknPool Corporation in Lexington.

Corey Meador (M.S. ‘08), Vinton, was promoted to director of speech and pediatrics for O&W Enterprises in January 2011.

Jeremy Weing, Lexington, graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Sara Baumgarten married Kyle Davey, 9/11/10, at Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling.

Pati Parsley Dale, Bland, is a day treatment counselor at Rocky Gap Elementary School. Pati Dale announces the birth of her son, Asher Ryan, 4/29/10.

Dave Husar, Fairfax Station, is an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for Pittsylvania County.

Kathryn Peck married Adam Gresham, 6/28/09, at the Fauquier Springs Country Club. RU attendants were Josi Sutton Colley ‘06, Sara Beth Clayton ‘06, Lara Wohlgemuth ‘05, Tye Kiskinis ‘06, Brandon Harcum ‘06, Doug Cox ‘06, Jason Wolf ‘06, Scott Hoar ‘07, Sarah Lebo ’07 and John Vellines ’06.

Michelle Taylor Ruebush, Verona, is a financial center manager for StellarOne.

Jessica Harner married Stephen Turner Jr., 10/9/10, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin, S.C.

Susie Bacus, Centreville, launched an event and proposal planning company called “Susie Q Events” in Northern Virginia.

Angela Brogan Cales, Shelby, Ala., is a member of Teach for America.

Amanda Crisp married James Marley III, 9/18/10, on the beach in Duck, N.C.

Holly A. Hinte, Boston, Mass., graduated from New England School of Law, 5/27/11, with her Juris Doctor.

Cole Joyner, Williamsburg, is the new sales manager at Smithfield Station in Smithfield.

Dustin Lackey, Richmond, is a teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School.

Matt Perfater, Bonitas Springs, Fla., is the assistant golf professional at the Bonita Bay Club.

Katelyn Sherwood, King George, joined the 8News team in July 2008.  She is currently a video journalist for 8News at 11.

Krystal Love and Brian Love announce the birth of their son, Brayden Thomas, 5/13/11.

Sally Wheatley, Portsmouth, is a therapeutic day treatment clinician with The New Y-CAPP Inc.

Sally Bosher married Walter Wheatley, 8/28/10, in Manteo, N.C. Jenn (Warner) Vaughan ‘05, Ashley (Quesenberry) Koyenikan ‘05 and Erica Bernstein ’08 were in the bridal party.

Teri Blair Angle, Alexandria, is engaged to Justin Lucy. An April 28, 2012, wedding is planned.

Heather Bradshaw, Suffolk, has joined BCF, a brand communications firm in Virginia Beach, as assistant contact strategist.

Holly Norwood Cox married Dustin Paul Ferrara, 5/21/11, at First Baptist Church in Ashland.

Chris Dillow, Bland, advanced in local qualifying held on May 11, 2011, for the U.S. Open men’s golf championship.  Dillow outlasted four other golfers in a five-way playoff for one of the final three spots in a qualifier at Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Robert Nathaniel Frantz married Brittany Elizabeth Hanger, 7/16/11, at the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren in Roanoke.

Alyssa Yerger married Calvin Holston, 7/31/10, at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont.

Kirstine Barber, Salem, is assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Andrew Lewis Middle School.

Kira Shea Cassidy married Travis Ray Griffin, 10/2/10, at Mt. Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church in Mt. Solon.

Taylor Crockett Chrisman, Christiansburg, is the national sales manager at Prestar Packaging Inc.

Trey Kovacs, Fairfax, is the editor of,the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s comprehensive labor news website. He is also a research associate for CEI’s Financial
Services group. Kovacs recently co-authored “Labor Unions and the Democratic Party: Growing Rifts in the Coalition,” a study published by Capital Research Center’s Labor Watch.

Brittany A. Lillegard, Gunnison, Colo., is an independent geology consultant in exploration drilling.

Justin P. Williams, Burke, works as a personnel security specialist with Trinity Technology Group at the FDIC in Arlington.

Edward Blankenstein married Megan Dotson, 5/15/11, at the Nesselrod on the New River in Radford.

Laura Herald, Asheville, N.C., was named sales and design assistant at Professional Business Interiors.

Lindsey Nelson Logue, Beaufort, S.C., is the new program coordinator for recreation and fitness at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.