Class Notes

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WEDDINGS, BIRTHS & MORE

1960s

Since her retirement in 2008, Margaret Clowe Campbell Nicholson ’68 has served on two nonprofit boards, in her local food pantry, at a senior fellowship center, as a member of the Lions Club and as an Officer of Election.

1970s

“Labyrinth,” a poem written by Kathleen Smith ’78, M.S. ’82, has been published in the inaugural Alumni Epsilon Journal, Inkblot. This publication is organized by the Alumni Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society.

1980s

Steve Robinson ’81, M.S. ’85, was one of eight Division I coaches selected for induction into the A STEP UP Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame. Robinson has served as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina for 16 years and for 24 years under head coach Roy Williams.
Douglas Cerv ’86 started a new position as a product specialist at Duncan Hyundai in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Jon Hart ’88 has been named chief commercial officer at VirtualHealth in New York City.

1990s

Mark Lodge ’90 has been named senior vice president of business development and strategy at Archer Tactical Group. Previously, Lodge served as the vice president of sales at tactical products gear.
Kevin Trainum ’90 has been named enterprise account executive at HashiCorp in San Francisco, California. Previously, Trainum served as the program director of strategic accounts at Docker, Inc.
Scott Arthur ’91 was named vice president of sales and business development at Attacktica, Inc., a veteran-owned cyber security services company in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Jane Humphries Grout ’91 was recently named executive vice president at Sysco in Florida. Prior to this, Grout worked for Coca-Cola.
Judy Seibel ’92 was promoted to manager at CapVentures, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia.
Dante Washington ’92 was named director of team strategic partnerships and business development for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Columbus Crew SC in Columbus, Ohio. Washington is also the owner of Dante Washington LLC, a consulting service for individuals and companies seeking to do business in the U.S. soccer market.
Earnest Hayden ’95 has accepted a position at Systems Accountants in San Diego, California as an ERP consultant. Previously, Hayden served as a business process analyst at The Nature Conservancy.
Melissa Racklin ’95 has been named vice president at Zeta Global, a customer lifecycle management marketing company.
Brian Mistretta ’96 was recently named director of product and segment marketing at NICE inContact located in Alexandria, Virginia.
Kim Tuttle ’96 was named the 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Teacher of the Year.
Jennifer Kirby ’98 married Matthew Edens on April 1, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Joshua Nodell ’98 was recently named sales director at OneSignal in Washington, D.C. Previously, Nodell served as the vice president of global business development at Pushwoosh.
ESPN reporter Marty Smith ’98 released a book, “Never Settle: Sports, Family, and the American Soul,” described as a love letter to the New River Valley.
Erin Schultz Gibson ’99 transitioned from client services executive to facilities project manager at Atlas Technical Consultants, based in Austin, Texas.
Kevin Horvath ’99 was promoted to global director of threat and vulnerability at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Horvath has worked at Verizon Enterprise Solutions since 2011.
Annie Whittaker ’99, M.S. ’03, ’06, has been appointed deputy superintendent of instruction for Montgomery County Schools in Virginia.
Diana Wyman ’99 was selected by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Board of Directors as the new executive vice president. Previously, Wyman served as the AATCC’s technical director from 2014-2019 and as the membership and publications director from 2006-2012.

2000s

Syiisha Deatria Dale ’00 accepted a position as the accounting director for Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tim Langford ’00 is a new member of the University of Oklahoma track and field coaching staff. Langford formerly served as the head coach of both the cross country and track field teams at South Carolina State. During his time as a student athlete at Radford, Langford was an all-conference honoree in the high jump, triple jump, long jump, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay, as well as a back-to-back Big South conference champion in the high jump.
John B. Massey ’02, M.S. ’05, was accepted into the United States Air Force Air War College.
Kristin Walker-Donnelly ’03, Ph.D., married Ryan Donnelly on May 4, 2019 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Kristin serves as the director of assessment in the Division of Student Affairs at Clemson University. The couple reside in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Justin Prillaman ’04 was named territory sales manager at Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia. Prillman covers Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
George Hummer ’05, Ed.D., has accepted the position of executive director of special education and student services for Stafford County Public Schools in Stafford, Virginia. Hummer has served as a Supervisor of Student Services since 2015.
James Reynolds ’05 has been named regional director of safety and security for the eSastern United States and Canada at Hilton.
Richard Sarver ’05 launched The Flatwoods Press Observer newsletter following the closing of his publishing platform, Flatwoods Press, LLC. Sarver is also a steelworker and author.
Tiffany Goddard ’06, sales director at Carahsoft, has been awarded a place on the CRN 2019 Women of the Channel List. This recognition is a high honor from one of the premierS publications in the government contracting space.
Kim Rygas ’07, M.S. ’08, M.S. ’16, has been appointed principal of Auburn Elementary School in Riner, Virginia.
Patrick Beggs ’08 was named head of cyber defense development and incident response at AIG in Reston, Virginia.
Megan Hawley ’08 has been appointed assistant principal of Auburn Elementary School in Riner, Virginia.
Michael Goodin ’09 was named manager of multimedia and digital communications at the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

2010s

Greg Juanarena ’12 and Lauren Juanarena ’10, M.O.T. ’12, along with their son Theo, welcomed new baby Cecilia to their family in February 2019.
Ashley Stroehlein ’10 has joined the WCNC NBC Charlotte as a weekend sports anchor. Previously, Stroehlein spent five years as a weekend sports anchor at WBTV Charlotte. She also works with the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Checkers as an in-game host.
Christine Minchak ’11 married Tyler Reedy ’11 on May 4, 2019 in Occoquan, Virginia, surrounded by their Radford family from the class of 2011: Lauren Welch, Kyle Bryant, Nick Valentine, Hannah Sweede and Kiersten Miller.
Tabitha Green ’11, M.S. ’13 married Cody Youell of Christiansburg, Virginia, during a small, private ceremony at Lake Norman in North Carolina.
Jeffrey Burns ’12 was recently named account executive at ChurnZero in Washington, D.C.
Matthew Hillsinger ’12 graduated from The George Washington University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and accepted a job as a physical therapist at Body Dynamics, Inc. in Falls Church, Virginia.
Jason Patten ’12 was promoted to manager at Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm and Doyle P.C. in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Vanessa Quesenberry ’12, M.S. ’15, married Blake Conner on June 2, 2019 in Riner, Virginia. Their celebration was held at Sinkland Farms, owned by Radford alumna Susan Sink ’74. The couple resides in Floyd, Virginia. Quesenberry has worked at Radford University since 2013 and currently serves as the assistant director for university advancement.
Daniel Mitchell ’12 was promoted to flagship branch manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Derrick Brewer ’13 married Sarah Anne Wells ’13 on May 24, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.
Keith Fritz ’13 of Baltimore, Maryland, married Ashley Libonate on May 5, 2019, surrounded by many Radford alumni.
Holly Mueller ’13 married Colin Ware on Oct. 20, 2018. She has also accepted a teaching job in Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland.
Niki Strutzel ’14 has been promoted to team manager at Workbridge Associates in Orange County, California.
Madison Worley Boothe ’14 and non-degreed alumnus Tyler Boothe of Vinton, Virginia, welcomed their first child, Grayson Edward Boothe, to the world on March 5, 2019.
Brad Keen ’15 and Alexis Keen ’15 of Columbus, Ohio, welcomed their daughter, Jovie Noelle Keen, to the world on June 5, 2019.
Sarah Nielsen ’15 has been named manager of on-boarding ITSM at SolarWinds in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Frank West ’15 married Danielle Gangloff ’17, M.S. ’18 on June 15, 2019 in Christiansburg, Virginia surrounded by many Radford alumni. West has worked for Radford University since 2012 and currently serves as the Senior Regional Coordinator for Alumni Engagement.
Erik Czajkowski ’16 started a new position as an account manager at Reynolds American Inc. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Alexa Jupe ’16, assistant director of annual giving and alumni relations at Randolph-Macon College and wedding planner in Richmond, Virginia, has been published three times in Richmond Weddings Magazine.
Nick Mayhugh ’18, Radford Men's Soccer alumnus, was selected as one of 14 players to represent the United States on the Paralympic 7-A-Side National team at the 2019 IFCPF World Cup.
Iván Thirion ’18 started a new position as policy specialist at Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C.
Jenna Sudol ’19 joined the Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) team in Roanoke, Virginia, as the marketing and digital media coordinator. As a graduate student at Radford, Sudol served as a graduate teaching fellow.

OBITUARIES

Alumni

1940s

Mae Turner ’43 of Abingdon, Virginia, April 25, 2019.
Jean P. Bane ’45 of Pearisburg, Virginia, March 24, 2019.
Aimee G. Lyle ’45 of Peterborough, New Hampshire, March 23, 2019.
Frances E. Trent ’45 of Roanoke, Virginia, March 16, 2019.
Dorothy K. Wall ’47 of Tazewell, Virginia, May 12, 2019.
Norma J. Moethena ’48, June 22, 2019.
Barbara A. Young ’48 of Exmore, Virginia, Jan. 14, 2019.
June E. Strachan ’49 of Naples, Florida, May 16, 2019.

1950s

Annita J. Havemann ’50 of Anaheim, California, Feb. 14, 2019.
Ruth J. Moss ’50 of Danville, Virginia, April 2, 2019.
Betty J. Hines ’51 of Blacksburg, Virginia, March 14, 2019.
Margaret A. Smith ’51 of Hiwassee, Virginia, April 25, 2019.
Mary A. Flowers ’52 of Virginia Beach, Virginia, July 7, 2019.
Dorothy J. McNally ’52 of Fairlawn, Virginia, Jan. 22, 2019.
Nina B. Frey ’53 of Marietta, Georgia, Jan. 19, 2019.
Lucille Henderson ’55 of Chester, Virginia, Feb. 8, 2019.
Helen M. Meredith ’55 of Roanoke, Virginia, June 23, 2019.
Elizabeth A. Bowers ’58 of Severn, Maryland, April 5, 2019.
Benita D. Lackey ’58 of Collinsville, Virginia, June 20, 2019.
Anna S. Crabtree ’59 of Marion, Virginia, Feb. 26, 2019.
Nancy W. Jackson ’59 of Max Meadows, Virginia, Aug. 6, 2019.

1960s

Dorothy R. DuRant ’61 of Chesapeake, Virginia, Aug. 2, 2019.
Sue Neale ’61 of Scarsdale, New York, Feb. 19, 2019.
Jo A. Pope ’62 of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2019.
Louise H. Grant ’63 of Jarratt, Virginia, Jan. 15, 2019.
Elizabeth Felts McGee ’63 of Troutdale, Virginia, May 19, 2019.
Elizabeth L. Nichols ’63 of Salem, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019.
Emily S. Pope ’65 of Christiansburg, Virginia, June 29, 2019.
Frederick W. Clemens, M.A. ’66, of Blacksburg, Virginia, July 29, 2019.
Judith G. Miller ’69 of Enterprise, Alabama, April 21, 2019.

1970s

Jon V. Hypes, M.S. ’70, of Floral City, Florida, April 4, 2019.
Heidi A. Willis ’70 of Glen Allen, Virginia, Mar. 16, 2018.
Deborah A. Rolfe ’71 of Staunton, Virginia, Mar. 4, 2019.
Doris L. Jones ’72 of Wirtz, Virginia, Feb. 2, 2019.
Sandra J. Miller ’72 of Mechanicsville, Virginia, May 21, 2019.
Richard V. Perdue, M.S. ’73, of Roanoke, Virginia, Aug. 11, 2019.
Patricia A. Aker ’76 of Max Meadows, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2019.
Virginia B. Clark ’76 of Eufaula, Alabama, Jan. 31, 2019.
Billye V. Farthing ’76 of Lutz, Florida, June 22, 2019.
Pamela B. Mackintosh ’76 of Newport News, Virginia, June 2, 2019.
Patricia Muldoon ’76 of Pembroke, Virginia, July 20, 2019.
Rachel V. Slate ’76 of Hillsville, Virginia, Jan. 24, 2019.
Catherine M. McDermott ’77 of Silver Spring, Maryland, Apr. 16, 2019.
Frank J. Radnoczi ’77 of Martinsville, Virginia, June 9, 2019.
Alan F. Sands ’77 of Danville, Virginia, March 29, 2019.
Karen M. Bohn ’79 of Sykesville, Maryland, Feb. 1, 2019.
Mark A. Hubbard ’79 of Wando, South Carolina, Mar. 18, 2019.

1980s

Brown G. Howard ’80 of Marshall, Virginia, Feb. 24, 2019.
Karri K. Perez ’81 of Tamuning, Guam, Jan. 27, 2019.
Robin J. Snow ’81 of South Boston, Virginia, July 18, 2019.
Michelle M. Semones ’82 of Hickory, North Carolina, May 24, 2019.
Deborah A. Gegner ’83 of Virginia Beach, Virginia, April 23, 2019.
Charles H. Richards ’84 of Boones Mill, Virginia, May 21, 2019.
Charlotte A. Davis ’89 of Martinsville, Virginia, June 22, 2019.
Michael D. Medlin ’89 of Midlothian, Virginia, Feb. 1, 2019.

1990s

Jonathan E. Matheny ’91 of Wytheville, Virginia, June 8, 2019.
Jennifer S. Ebert ’92 of Brooklyn, New York, April 9, 2019.
Gerardo A. Espinoza ’95 of Chantilly, Virginia, July 21, 2019.
J. P. Hatcher ’96 of Christiansburg, Virginia, July 26, 2019.
Courtland A. Stewart ’96 of Lillington, North Carolina, Jan. 13, 2019.
Herbert D. Epperly ’97 of Martinsville, Virginia, April 11, 2019.
Samuel M. Pope ’97 of Roanoke, Virginia, Jan. 5, 2019.
Cynthia R. Buchanan ’98 of Clarksville, Tennessee, Aug. 5, 2019.

2000s

Wesley C. Bradley ’00 of Roanoke, Virginia, Apr. 25, 2019.
Patricia H. Stump ’00 of Willis, Virginia, Feb. 16, 2019.
Lori A. Holliday ’05 of Salem, Virginia, July 5, 2019.
Robert R. Henry ’06 of St. Cloud, Florida, Feb. 9, 2019.
Jared R. Jones ’07 of Blacksburg, Virginia, July 17, 2019.
Melissa A. Penrod ’07 of Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 23, 2019.
Meryl A. B. Zigila ’09 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 5, 2019.

2010s

Lucas B. Dowell ’13 of Chilhowie, Virginia, Feb. 4, 2019.
Tucker R. Shaheen ’15 of Radford, Virginia, March 27, 2019.

Non-Degreed

Peggy J. Zirkle ’51 of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, Feb. 13, 2019.
Nancy H. Johnson ’52 of Falls Church, Virginia, Jan. 10, 2019.
Freda M. Latta ’61 of Williamsburg, Virginia, Feb. 27, 2019.
Jared W. Martin ’17 of Pembroke, Virginia, March 24, 2019.

Faculty/Staff

Julein M. Axelson of Blacksburg, Virginia, April 8, 2019.
Tammie D. Duncan of Radford, Virginia, March 30, 2019.
Lois M. Edmonds of Christiansburg, Virginia, March 23, 2019.
Jonathan C. Harris of Christiansburg, Virginia, March 13, 2019.
Melca T. Honeycutt of Fairlawn, Virginia, Jan. 30, 2019.
Ronald W. Kolenbrander, Ph.D., of Orange City, Iowa, Jan. 6, 2019.
Mary C. Lewis of Radford, Virginia, June 30, 2019.
Beatrice O. Martin of Christiansburg, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2019.
Paul McTeer, Ph.D., of Charleston, South Carolina, Aug. 14, 2019.
Mary G. Murphy of Dublin, Virginia, April 5, 2019.
Stephen Tibbetts, Ph.D., of Radford, Virginia, Sept. 10, 2019.