Class Notes


Kim Succop ’85 recently celebrated more than 30 years of teaching, including 22 years at Bradley Elementary School in Warrenton, Virginia. Succop graduated from Radford University with a double major in general education for K-4 students and special education for K-12 students.

Mark Botset ’86 joined the faculty at Midlothian High School after 32 years in the insurance industry.

Carol Zuniga, M.S. ’86, was promoted from executive director to CEO of Hegira Health, Inc., a behavioral healthcare provider in Wayne County, Michigan. Zuniga will be Hegira Health’s first new CEO in 48 years.
Black Hoof Brewing Company in Leesburg, Virginia welcomed a new director of brewing operations, Dean Lake ’87.

Jef Stehman ’89 is the new vice president of production at Allen Tate Mortgage. Previously, Stehman served as the vice president of production at Advantage Lending.

Jacqueline Conner ’89 retired from the Chesterfield County Police Department after 25 years of service. She was only the sixth woman to retire from the department. She has received numerous awards for her investigative skills and passion for helping those in need. She achieved this while dealing with a learning disability.


Scott Arthur ’91 is the new director of business development and culture at Conseqta Technology.

Christie Gialloreto ’92 served as the mental performance consultant for the Canadian rowing team in the Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian rowing team won a gold and a bronze medal.

Zebedee Talley Jr. ’94, superintendent of Martinsville City Schools, was elected president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, an organization that represents 133 Virginia school districts.

Jill Neice ’95 was promoted to chief of the Pulaski Police Department in Pulaski, Virginia.  

Inova Health System has named Susan Carroll ’96 as the permanent president for Inova Loudoun Hospital after she served in the role on an interim basis for nearly two months.

Michael Boyd ’96 was promoted from director of sales to area vice president of sales at CDI LLC, a technology provider offering hybrid IT solutions.

Jason Adkins, MBA ’98 was promoted to CEO of Unite Private Networks (UPN) in Kansas City, Missouri.


Correy Watkins ’02 accepted a new position as implementation specialist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kassondra Bowen Lawson ’05 is the new director of ER and Med-Surg at Ballad Health’s Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington Gap, Virginia.

Stephanie Winebrenner ’06 stepped into a new role at Cisco as regional sales leader, U.S. Navy.

Jason Burnette ’04, MBA ’08, was promoted to lead manager of in-person activation at Reynolds American, Inc. Burnette has served the company in various roles since October 2010.


Geoffrey Colbert ’10 joined Danville Community College as dean of student services. He was previously the senior director of athletics, student conduct officer, Title IX coordinator and chief of staff to the vice president of student services at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. 

Tracy Drum ’10 married Mark Bouc at Ten Peaks in Crested Butte, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2021.

Austin Phipps ’10 was promoted to vice president in both the agriculture and commercial lending divisions of First Bank & Trust Company in Abingdon, Virginia.  

Earlybird’s Bottle Shop in Poquoson, Virginia, was newly opened in August 2021 by co-owners and friends since kindergarten Joshua “Earl” Bunch ’11 and Severn “Sev” Ayer.

Bryan Slagle ’11 accepted a new role as core account manager at ChannelAdvisor in Mooresville, North Carolina.  

Amanda Griffith ’11, M.S. ’13, is the American Probation and Parole Association’s new area representative for Virginia. Griffith also serves as the president of the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association and the director of New River Community Corrections & Pretrial Services.

Holly Lenz ’12 accepted a new position as project manager at Vocon, a global architecture and interior design firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Layden Williams, MBA ’12, was promoted from brand partnerships intern to manager of partnership development at CSM Sport & Entertainment.

Sydney Sieviec ’13 has been named assistant director at Foothills Arts Center in Elkin, North Carolina.

Patricia Lane Pascoe ’14 and Craig Clifford Boehr married in Loudoun County, Virginia, July 23, 2021.

Frank ’15 and Danielle (Gangloff) West ’17, M.S. ’18, welcomed their first child, Matthew Parker, on July 19, 2021.

Allison Gyovai ’17 has joined Keller Williams Capital Properties in Arlington, Virginia, as listing/transaction coordinator.

Drew Basham ’18 teaches fifth grade language arts at W.E. Cundiff Elementary School in Vinton, Virginia.

Kade Gravitt ’18 of Boydton, Virginia, was named legislative assistant to Delegate Thomas Wright, 61st district, Virginia House of Delegates.

Radford University men’s soccer alumnus Nick Mayhugh ’18 won three gold medals and a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, breaking his own world record in the men’s T37 100 meters.

Alana Abbott ’19 was promoted to administrative assistant at HPM, where she will support the efforts of Program Development, Planning Services and Preconstruction Services groups.  


Duncan Sandoz ’20 proposed to Leah Stepp ’21 by the Radford University fountain on Aug. 8, 2021. Sandoz and Stepp met at Junior Twilight on Radford University’s campus in 2019. Sandoz recreated the exact night they met to propose to Stepp, and she said, “yes!”

Brooke Ferguson ’20, ’21 now teaches for the special education department at Midlothian High School in Virginia.


Gregory Burton, former member of the Radford University Board of Visitors, was named to the 2020-21 class of the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame.



Flora Adams ’42 of Toano, Virginia, May 18, 2021.

Rosamond Rosenbaum ’46 of Glade Spring, Virginia, April 23, 2021.

Jean Jenrette ’49 of Vinton, Virginia, May 10, 2021.

Delores Fray ’49 of Willis, Virginia, July 25, 2021.


Lois Floyd ’50 of Wilmington, North Carolina, June 2, 2021.

Martha Bentley ’54 of Williamsburg, Virginia, May 8, 2021.

Elizabeth Smith ’54 of Roanoke, Virginia, July 3, 2021.

Betty Basham ’56 of Christiansburg, Virginia, May 5, 2021.

Jean East ’57 of Churchville, Virginia, July 17, 2021.

Betty Slemp ’58 of Marion, Virginia, May 22, 2021.

Constance O’Berry “Connie” Vick ’58 of Franklin, Virginia, Sept. 20, 2021.


Carolyn Wallace ’64 of Henrico, Virginia, March 25, 2021.

Glenda McCann ’65, M.S. ’68, of Hickory, North Carolina, April 10, 2021.

Vivian Withers ’65 of Zionsville, Indiana, April 22, 2021.

Jessie Pearson ’65 of Timonium, Maryland, July 3, 2021.

Sharon Doss ’65 of Altavista, Virginia, July 12, 2021.

Tommy Jones, M.S. ’66, of Greensboro, North Carolina, May 10, 2021.

Elizabeth Bartholomew ’66 of Southport, North Carolina, May 14, 2021.

Judy Ruben ’66 of Fairlawn, Virginia, July 9, 2021.

Steve Miller, M.S. ’67, of Peterstown, West Virginia, July 15, 2021.

Ann Thomas ’68 of Midlothian, Virginia, April 27, 2021.

Priscilla M. Moore, M.S. ’68, of Radford, Virginia, June 28, 2021.


Quinn Manuel ’71, M.S. ’78, of Starkville, Mississippi, June 23, 2021.

Susan Moore ’71 of Blacksburg, Virginia, Aug. 1, 2021.

Susan Hendrix ’72 of Allisonia, Virginia, July 26, 2021.

Linda Lopes ’73 of Asheville, North Carolina, June 12, 2021.

Helen Marie Parshall Given ’74 of Charlottesville, Virginia, Sept. 19, 2021.

Barbara Periman ’74 of Blue Ridge, Virginia, April 24, 2021.

Anna Jackson ’74 of Blackstone, Virginia, June 27, 2021.

James Gray, M.S. ’76, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, July 10, 2021.

Barbara Ann Epling Witten ’76 of Christiansburg, Virginia, Sept. 19, 2021.

Norma Alderman ’77 of Woodlawn, Virginia, June 9, 2021.

Debra Gillespie ’77, M.S. ’81, of Chilhowie, Virginia, June 22, 2021.

John Fox ’79, M.S. ’88, of Radford, Virginia, Aug. 12, 2021.


Chester Robinson, M.S. ’80, of Commerce, Texas, July 9, 2021.

Diana Hewitt ’81 of Gainesville, Virginia, June 3, 2021.

James Sink ’81 of Salisbury, North Carolina, July 11, 2021.

Jerry Sowers ’89 of Martinsville, Virginia, April 12, 2021.


Karen Hartless ’90 of Lynchburg, Virginia, June 14, 2021.

Jason Board ’93 of Savannah, Georgia, July 2, 2021.

Judith Schneck ’95 of Christiansburg, Virginia, July 3, 2021.

Nancy Myers, M.S. ’98, of Roanoke, Virginia, April 27, 2021.


Patricia Phillips ’05 of Salem, Virginia, May 24, 2021.

Alan Arant ’06 of Glade Hill, Virginia, July 22, 2021.

Chris Skinner ’02, M.S. ’06, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sept. 6, 2021.


Megan Blevins ’14 of Pembroke, Virginia, April 9, 2021.

Jacob Salmon ’16 of Kingsport, Tennessee, July 18, 2021.


Jane Thomson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, April 10, 2021.

Scott Gusler of Bland, Virginia, April 14, 2021.

Shirley Downs of Shawsville, Virginia, April 27, 2021.

Jennifer Scott of Charlottesville, Virginia, May 21, 2021.

Amelia Houliares of Lynchburg, Virginia, July 25, 2021.

Mary Eakle Adams of Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 20, 2021.

Retired/Former Faculty/Staff

Kathleen Absher of Christiansburg, Virginia, April 28, 2021.

Nell Long of Christiansburg, Virginia, June 6, 2021.

Kathryn Kelly of Christiansburg, Virginia, June 16, 2021.

Rodney Clark of Pearisburg, Virginia, June 24, 2021.

Lewis Sheckler of Radford, Virginia, June 28, 2021.

Jehan Sadat of Cairo, Egypt, July 7, 2021.

John Sharlow of Dublin, Virginia, July 21, 2021.

Carolyn Simpkins of Christiansburg, Virginia, July 25, 2021.

Preston Durrill of Blacksburg, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2021.

Lewis Turner of Floyd, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2021.