Class Notes

Weddings, Births & More


The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University hosted two exhibits from February to March 2021 celebrating the career and influence of longtime art professor M. Wayne Dyer, M.F.A. ’83. “Field of Life: Monument Structures” explored Dyer’s artistic career, and “Depth of Fields” featured artwork by his former students. 

David J. Cox ’83 has been promoted to president of Henkels & McCoy Inc. Cox has been with the company since 1999.

Bob Gordon ’87 is the new chief human resources officer at Mount Rogers Community Services Board in Wytheville, Virginia. Previously, he served as the director of human resources for more than five years.

Lynn Durham ’89, a three-time cancer survivor, is the new president and CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education. This is a state-supported nonprofit that pursues innovation and partnerships to improve cancer care and outcomes in the state of Georgia.


Sonja Twiford ’90 joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team as a strategic partner executive.

Rich Irons ’92 is the new vice president of business banking at Burke & Herbert Bank in Northern Virginia.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation elected Brian Robinson ’93 to the Board of Trustees in February 2021. Robinson also serves as the head of prime brokerage sales Americas at Goldman Sachs and is the sponsor of the Black Analyst and Associate program.

Jennifer Nereau ’93 was promoted from vice president of client services to senior vice president of strategic partner solutions at Jopari Solutions Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Stuart Harlow ’95 is the new chief financial officer at Qlarant in Easton, Maryland. Prior to joining Qlarant, Harlow served as the senior director of finance for BAE Systems, Ship Repair Business.

Tim Kehoe ’95 coauthored the article “Ending the Cycle of Response, Report, Repeat” recently published in Police Chief magazine. In April 2021, Kehoe was also promoted to captain in the Chesterfield County Police Department, where he has served for the past 25 years.

Herb Cole ’99 was promoted to Global Salesforce Success Team senior manager at PwC in Tampa, Florida.  

Elementary school teacher Sherry Barnard ’99, M.S. ’04, was named 2019-20 Teacher of the Year for Carroll County Public Schools.


The president of government services provider FSA Federal, George B. Mendiola, Jr. ’00, was selected by Virginia Business magazine for its Virginia 500 list of the most powerful executives in the state. Mendiola is listed in the federal contractor category.

James Bielo ’01, Ph.D., who has been teaching in the Department of Anthropology at Miami University since 2008, was promoted to associate professor in 2020. Bielo designs courses in cultural and linguistic anthropology, with a focus on ethnographic research, cultural diversity, religion and tourism. He is also the author of five books, with the most recent, “Materializing the Bible,” to be published in
September 2021.

Kevin Camm ’01 started a new position at the county extension director (UF/IFAS Extension Orange County) at the University of Florida.

Eileen Williams ’02 started a new position as the regional business development manager at Smile Source, a network of dental care providers.

Kristi James, M.S. ’03, Ed.D., is the new director of professional learning at N2Y in Huron, Ohio.

Jenny Maugeri ’05 was promoted from chief financial officer to executive director of Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Maugeri has served the Atlantic Shores team since 2008.

Stephanie Cifuentes ’05, M.S. ’06, started a new role at Nestle as senior specialist, marketing base business. Cifuentes has been with Nestle
since 2018.

Tim A. Pruitt ’06 transitioned from postdoctoral researcher and research assistant (auditory perception and action laboratory) to clinical assistant professor at University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Lauren Lewis ’06 started a new position as a dog trainer at Coastal Critters in Parksley, Virginia.

Apryl Alexander, Psy.D., M.S. ’07, was promoted from clinical assistant professor to associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver.

David R. Jones ’07 started a new role as quality insurance manager at Ntara in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Jana Garman, M.A. ’08, M.A. ’11, was promoted to EEO Compliance Manager – Associate Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, Inc. Garman has been with the company for 10 years.


Kristin Clark ’10 married Jeremy Kenley on July 10, 2020 in an intimate outdoor ceremony overlooking Claytor Lake in Dublin, Virginia. The wedding was followed by a reception at sunset.

Katie Stone ’10, an elementary special education teacher, was named Teacher of the Year at Margaret Beeks Elementary School.

Meghan Higgins ’10 was promoted from account management lead to account executive at Snap Inc. in New York, New York.

Amanda VanLaeken, M.S. ’11 was promoted from project manager to senior project manager at PPD, a contract research organization providing drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.

Shaun C. Whiteside, M.F.A. ’11, was awarded second place at Riverviews Artspace’s 12th Annual Juried Art Show opening reception on November 6, 2020. Whiteside is an adjunct assistant professor of art appreciation at
Radford University.

Jay Brach ’12 and wife Chantal announced the birth of their son, Mason Ryker, on May 10, 2020.

Robert Nissel ’13 is the new head coach of boy’s junior varsity ice hockey at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also the owner and director of Cerebral Hockey LLC where he
focuses on private, group and team hockey instruction.

James Jordan ’13 started a new position as the senior manager of partnership sales for the Los Angeles Rams, the oldest franchise in the National Football League.

Sara Flickinger ’14 married James Chilton ’14 on August 15, 2020 in Meadowview, Virginia.

Danielle Carr ’15 started in a new role as a family services specialist at the Roanoke County Department of
Social Services.

Aisha Foy ’16 authored “Success is My Major,” a book to help college students find success. Foy currently serves as the director of recruiting for women’s basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Tiffany Couch ’17 is the new deputy court clerk supervisor in the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

In his fourth year as an educator, Ryan Wade ’17 was named Teacher of the Year at Blacksburg Middle School. Wade currently teaches eighth grade civics.

Samantha Cozzolino ’18 started a new position at George Mason University as a success coach.

Nicole Maalouf, M.S. ’19, began work at UNC REX Healthcare as a physician assistant on the REX Vascular Specialists team in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to this, Maalouf served as a physician assistant in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.


Austin Whitney ’20 joined Carahsoft in Reston, Virginia, as a bid specialist.

Aaron Osborne ’20 is the new assistant director and finance manager at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Osborne is also pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Radford University.



Doris Bullington Wall ’38 of Danbury, North Carolina, August 6, 2020.


Helen M. Coulter ’43 of Greensboro, North Carolina, July 28, 2020.

Eula D. Chambers ’43 of Hagerstown, Maryland, January 26, 2021.

Charlotte R. Keyes ’45 of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, September 1, 2020.

Emma Frances Gallimore ’45, M.S. ’68 of Pulaski, Virginia, April 6, 2020.

Jamie M. Roberson ’46 of Mooresville, North Carolina, July 9, 2020.

Margaret L. Webb ’48 of Williamsburg, Virginia, August 15, 2020.

Hazel M. Webb ’48, M.S. ’67 of Bristol, Virginia, January 2, 2021.

Daisy B. Campbell ’48 of Roanoke, Virginia, January 21, 2021.

Evelyn Botschen ’49 of Fancy Gap, Virginia, January 3, 2021.


Frances S. Berger ’50 of Norfolk, Virginia, July 31, 2020.

Thelma R. Dudney ’50 of Springfield, Tennessee, March 16, 2021.

Rosalie T. Womble ’51 of Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 6, 2021.

Peggy A. McCall ’52 of Waverly, Virginia, October 3, 2020.

Helen B. Darden ’52 of Radford, Virginia, January 5, 2021.

Mary J. Graham ’52 of Marion, Virginia, January 13, 2021.

Mary E. Johnson ’52 of Fort Blackmore, Virginia, February 11, 2021.

Patsy J. Cundiff ’54 of Lynchburg, Virginia, August 4, 2020.

Virginia Hess ’54 of Buena Vista, Virginia, September 23, 2020.

Nancy J. Hall ’54 of Irvington, Virginia, October 2, 2020.

Jean C. Draper ’54 of Martinsville, Virginia, October 10, 2020.

Phyllis A. Butts ’54 of Roanoke, Virginia, February 19, 2021.

Charlotte P. Warriner ’54 of Bristol, Virginia, March 14, 2021.

Grace Everton ’55 of Lakeland, Florida, July 14, 2020.

Violet M. Meade ’55 of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, July 24, 2020.

Mary M. Smith ’56 of Richmond, Virginia, July 10, 2020.

Duane M. Freeborn ’56 of Beaverton, Oregon, September 14, 2020.

Marilene R. Wagner ’56 of Pulaski, Virginia, September 17, 2020.

Sara K. Kluttz ’56 of Wytheville, Virginia, October 8, 2020.

Ada S. Jackson ’56 of Lynchburg, Virginia, October 23, 2020.

Doris P. Lewis ’56, M.S. ’82 of Tega Cay, South Carolina, November 28, 2020.

Barbara A. McHale ’57 of Vienna, Virginia, August 4, 2020.

Mary J. Robinette ’57 of Homer, Alaksa, September 4, 2020.

Glenda Dalton ’59, M.S. ’70 of Hillsville, Virginia, July 7, 2020.

Charlotte E. Reasor ’59 of Des Moines, Washington, August 6, 2020.

Mary Beamer ’59 of Oakridge, Oregon, December 28, 2018.

Obituaries Continued


June E. Goode ’60 of Bedford, Virginia, August 13, 2020.

Shirley A. Nece ’60 of Houston, Texas, August 19, 2020.

Peggy R. Vaughan ’62 of Charlottesville, Virginia, October 28, 2020.

Wanda A. Greer ’63 of Kingsport, Tennessee, October 2, 2020.

Polly L. Gilbert ’63 of Front Royal, Virginia, November 2, 2020.

Mary L. Moore ’63 of Wytheville, Virginia, November 25, 2020.

Carol Jean Q. Bullerman ’64 of Dublin, Virginia, August 14, 2020.

Charlotte M. Sutherland ’64, M.S. ’75 of Abingdon, Virginia, October 10, 2020.

Rebecca C. Wallace ’64 of Henrico, Virginia, March 25, 2021.

Gloria J. Bartoloni ’65 of Orange, California, July 5, 2020.

Ann M. Butler ’65 of Raleigh, North Carolina, November 28, 2020.

George B. Vaughan, M.S. ’65 of Bellevue, Washington, January 7, 2021.

Elizabeth A. Preston ’66 of Chester, Virginia, July 13, 2020.

Evelyn M. Embry ’66 of Kinsale, Virginia, August 2, 2020.

Cynthia A. Stovall ’66 of Stuart, Virginia, November 6, 2020.

Marjorie R. Davis ’66 of Salem, Virginia, December 26, 2020.

Lana G. Lubore ’66 of Locust Grove, Virginia, July 17, 2021.

Judith G. Farley ’67 of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 14, 2021.

Kenneth G. Stallard, M.S. ’67 of Norton, Virginia, February 2, 2021.

Joyce E. Ross ’68 of Christiansburg, Virginia, December 15, 2020.

Sue E. Akers ’68, M.A. ’75 of Fairlawn, Virginia, January 10, 2021.

Barbara J. Broadway ’68 of Chamblee, Georgia, March 22, 2021.

Jane S. Glass ’69 of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, February 21, 2021.

Jeanne B. Whitman, M.S. ’69 of Pulaski, Virginia, December 2, 2020.

Shirley A. Van Dresser, M.S. ’69 of Eatonton, Georgia, February 5, 2021.


Molly M. Ray ’70 of Arlington, Virginia, August 4, 2020.

Roger P. Mooney, M.A. ’70 of Beckley, West Virginia, November 29, 2020.

Katherine L. Basham ’71 of Vinton, Virginia, March 23, 2021.

Dorothy H. Peters, M.S. ’71 of Roanoke, Virginia, August 28, 2020.

Charlotte Wade Allen ’72 of Staunton, Virginia, September 17, 2020.

Lynnette J. Baker ’72 of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, February 12, 2021.

Sharan J. Hill, M.S. ’72 of Harrisonburg, Virginia, January 23, 2021.

Yvonne S. Slonaker, M.S. ’72 of Virginia Beach, Virginia, January 26, 2021.

Judith McCall Gorham ’73 M.S. ’80 of Roanoke, Virginia, August 3, 2020.

Alice E. Gourley ’73 of Danville, Virginia, December 5, 2020.

Robert L. Dobson, M.S. ’73 of Christiansburg, Virginia, October 7, 2020.

John L. Hamblin, M.S. ’73 of Pembroke, Virginia, January 14, 2021.

Stanley Ira Glasofer ’74 of Newport News, Virginia, October 24, 2020.

Nola A. Rosenbaum ’74 of Abingdon, Virginia, October 31, 2020.

Phyllis A. York ’74 of Naples, Florida, December 31, 2020.

Dorothy E. Whitaker ’74, M.S. ’77 of Burnsville, Minnesota, January 13, 2021.

Kenneth D. Pierce ’75 of Dayton, Tennessee, October 11, 2020.

Billie L. Mills ’75 of Blacksburg, Virginia, December 1, 2020.

Mary C. Moore ’75 of Lexington, Virginia, January 5, 2021.

Gary Phillip Lockard, M.S. ’75 of Dublin, Virginia, May 21, 2020.

Lura A. Robertson, M.A. ’75 of Radford, Virginia, March 11, 2021.

Preston M. Williams ’76 of Lexington, Virginia, March 13, 2021.

Virginia Stuart, M.S. ’76 of Roanoke, Virginia, January 2, 2021.

Shelba J. Barr ’77 of Hillsville, Virginia, August 20, 2020.

Debra L. Harris ’77 of Mechanicsville, Virginia, September 20, 2020.

Patricia H. Bolt, M.A. ’77 of Roanoke, Virginia, March 19, 2021.

Jerry L. Tatum ’78 of Martinsville, Virginia, November 16, 2020.

Thomas M. Swain ’78 of Great Meadows, New Jersey, December 6, 2020.

Michael A. Barr ’79 of Purcellville, Virginia, September 13, 2020.

Susan Bibb, M.S. ’79 of Riner, Virginia, August 30, 2020.


Kristine A. Olson-Harley ’80 of Bristol, Tennessee, September 15, 2020.

Rodney A. Franklin, M.S. ’80 of Thaxton, Virginia, February 17, 2021.

Leslie A. Kersey ’80, M.S. ’82 of Johnson City, Tennessee, March 10, 2021.

Paul M. Cundiff ’82 of Chesterfield, Virginia, October 1, 2020.

Mason A. Layne ’82 of Rocky Mount, Virginia, November 4, 2020.

Ann E. Perry-Price ’82 of Norfolk, Virginia, February 20, 2021.

Rachael A. Dehaven ’83 of Pulaski, Virginia, January 11, 2021.

Edward M. Maxwell ’85 of Pulaski, Virginia, July 15, 2020.

Regina D. Fields ’87 of Pulaski, Virginia, September 5, 2020.

Graham P. Wilson ’88 of Poquoson, Virginia, March 10, 2021.


Stephanie S. Simmons, M.S. ’92 of Hyattsville, Maryland, December 17, 2020.

Veronica T. Lewis, M.S. ’92 of Radford, Virginia, January 18, 2021.

Robert E. Northern ’93 of Glen Allen, Virginia, December 10, 2020.

John M. Hensley, M.S. ’93 of Ducktown, Tennessee, September 10, 2020.

Kelly S. Stern ’94 of Henrico, Virginia, July 22, 2020.

Tyrone L. Travis ’94 of Homestead, Florida, January 3, 2021.

Benjamin M. Woods ’95 of Ferrum, Virginia, July 5, 2020.

Michelle M. Banholzer ’95 of Richmond, Virginia, December 27, 2020.

Jeffery A. Sager, M.S. ’95 of Laurens, South Carolina, July 22, 2020.

Ashley R. Scott ’98 of Henrico, Virginia, October 24, 2020.

Sarah R. Leonard ’98 of Wytheville, Virginia, October 28, 2020.

James T. Baxley ’98 of Galax, Virginia, November 12, 2020.

Karen D. Winesett, M.S. ’98 of Galax, Virginia, July 6, 2020.


Timothy A. Cox ’01, M.S. ’12 of Radford, Virginia, January 18, 2021.

Lucy Anne Nichols ’02 of Dublin, Virginia, December 21, 2020.

Erin E. Burroughs ’04 of Radford, Virginia, August 31, 2020.

Jason C. Giovenco-Montano ’05 of Chesapeake, Virginia, October 28, 2020.

Derek Burke ’05 of Roanoke, Virginia, January 21, 2021.

Ginger P. Patton, M.S. ’05 of Clinchco, Virginia, October 31, 2020.

Meagan L. Radcliffe ’06 of Dumfries, Virginia, September 23, 2020.

Seth E. Cooper ’09 of Georgetown, Delaware, January 4, 2021.


Michael S. Robertson ’12 of Springfield, Virginia, April 22, 2020.

Diana W. Harrell ’13 of Radford, Virginia, February 8, 2021.

Caitlin P. Clemons ’17 of Yorktown, Virginia, December 3, 2020.


Elizabeth J. Benka of North Prince George, Virginia, February 24, 2021.

Sandra K. Gholson of Wallace, North Carolina, August 11, 2020.

Sherri L. Woodyard of Windsor, Virginia, August 18, 2020.

Roberta J. Munford of Blacksburg, Virginia, November 11, 2020.

Mary A. Bunts of Ruckersville, Virginia, January 3, 2021.

Gail F. McNamara of Culpeper, Virginia, February 6, 2021.

Lois M. Nelms of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, February 9, 2021.

Aulick B. Rucker of Roanoke, Virginia, March 29, 2021.


Franklin M. Jones of Radford, Virginia, August 28, 2020.

James L. Sellers of Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28, 2020.

Raymond E. Spaulding of Radford, Virginia, September 16, 2020.

Paul T. Bryant of Arden, North Carolina, February 29, 2021.

Sharon D. Gunter of Newbern, Virginia, February 20, 2021.

Lois F. Perdue of Pearisburg, Virginia, February 27, 2021.

Charles C. Boyd of Riner, Virginia, March 9, 2021.

R. W. Saubert of Radford, Virginia, March 11, 2021.

Carolyn C. Quesenberry of Draper, Virginia, March 19, 2021.