Class Notes

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Joan Lemon Johnson, Winchester, named the 2011 Outstanding Library Friend by the Virginia Public Library Directors Association.

Merilyn S. Bremner, Martinsville, is a teacher of music for grades K-5 with Martinsville City Public Schools.

Linda C. Hollett
, Richmond, retired as an elementary art teacher of 35 years at Elizabeth Holladay Elementary School in Henrico County.

Kathy Amend married Joe Amend on 1/14/12 at McGaheysville United Methodist Church in McGaheysville.
Janet Brett, Waldorf, Md., retired from Agriculture Research Service in December.

Felipe H. Chia
(M.S.) J.D., Ed.D, Harrisburg, Pa., received the Teaching Excellence Award for the second time and the 2011 International Award for Teaching Excellence from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. He is a professor of management and marketing at Harrisburg Area Community College and a partner with Corporate Legal Services PLLC.
Paul W. Schulz, Saginaw, Texas, is a senior logistic analyst in the UAE Block 60 F-16 program at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Glenna M. Crabtree-Bullins, Marion, is the director of marketing and membership sales at Lifetime Wellness Center.
Nancy J. Pickering, Alexandria, retired as a teacher on 1/1/11.
William Morris is a naval science instructor teaching Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in North Port, Fla.

Cynthia Nolen
, Martinsville, is a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County and an adjunct nursing faculty member for the nursing department at Patrick Henry Community College.

The Rev. Susan Ennis
, Poplar, Mo., was installed as pastor of First Presbyterian Church on 1/8/12.

Kathy Chewning Way
, Fredericksburg, retired from teaching in June 2011 after 31 years.

Susan Roberts
, Tazewell, works in member services at the Four Seasons YMCA.
Linda Hardy Starnes, Cedar Park, Texas, retired after 27 years from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Laura Long
, Centerville, Utah, retired from the Internal Revenue Service on 12/30/11 after 30 years of service.
Kathleen (KP) Panchision Morgan, Williamsburg, is the
associate director of administration and finance for Arts and Sciences at the College of William and Mary.
Yvonne F. Staton, Lynchburg, is a speech pathologist at Centra Outpatient Rehab Center.

Lisa Blanchard
, Dumfries, is a civilian in the Chief Technology Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency

Charles Lewis Grant, Chesterfield, is the executive director of Henricus Historical Park.

Marie Ferrey Conley, Reisterstown, Md., was promoted to vice president for Small Business Banking at Bank of America in the Baltimore metro market.
Cynthia Lam, Augusta, joined DuPont Community Credit Union as a mortgage loan originator for the Harrisonburg and Woodstock offices.

Amy J. Greer-Knowles
, Christiansburg, is a teacher at Falling Branch Elementary School and received National Board Certification in November 2011.

Michelle Reece O’Connor
, Roanoke, is president and chief executive officer at CMR Institute.
Charity Ellen Wilkerson married Mason Soret Smith on 6/16/12.

Roderic Brame
, Land O’ Lakes, Fla., was named director of STEM education initiatives at University of South Florida Polytechnic.
Tara and Jon Cage announce the birth of Alexandra Katherine on 10/14/10.
Krista Crawford-Mathis, Roanoke, is the president of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation.
Tammy Dickerson, Florence, S.C., is the director of human resources at Wilson Senior Care in Florence.
Christine Kern, Glen Allen, is a fractional controller with Fahrenheit Finance.
Erika Petersen and David Noyes announce the birth of Logan on 7/8/10.
Joey Pontanilla, Van Nuys, Calif., is an independent certified massage therapist in Los Angeles and a senior teaching assistant at National Holistic Institute.
Michelle Tricca, Naples, Fla., was given the outstanding achievement award for her work in photography in public art by the city of Naples. As a tribute to human diversity, she produced “A Face In The Crowd,” a 1,300-square-foot installation consisting of 900 portraits of Naples residents.

Neil A. Halvorson
(M.S. ’95), Macon, Ga., is an adjunct professor of law at Mercer University School of Law.

Don Burgess
, Bridgewater, is head men’s basketball coach at Bridgewater College.
Sheree and Ray Hedrick announce the birth of their second child, Garner Chase, on 1/27/11.
Dr. Mark Hundley, Dublin, purchased McClelland Chiropractic in Christiansburg.
Dennis Van Pelt, Long Branch, N.J., is the head baseball coach at Manasquan High School.
Adam Roffman is an on-set dresser doing set decorations for the Universal Pictures production “R.I.P.D.,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon, and on the film “Ted” starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Giovanni Ribisi.
May L. Wake, Williamsburg, graduated in December with a master’s degree in historic preservation at Eastern Michigan University.

Stephanie Burgess
, Bridgewater, is a first grade teacher at Spotswood Elementary School in Harrisonburg.
Mark Doane, Liberty, N.C., is the executive director of human resources with the Stanly County School System.
Robert Allen Garland III married Maran Alis Kajfez on 1/7/12 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Eric Woods, Apex, N.C., is a patient instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Health Education Centers Program.

Jeremy Agor
, Masfield, Texas, is the director of communications for the College of Engineering at UT Arlington.
Maggie Bowling, Powder Springs, Ga., published her first novel, “Fetching Jonas Blake.”
Nicole Chapman, Newnan, Ga., won Teacher of the Year for 2011-12. She is pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum, instruction and assessment, and will graduate in November.
Brandon Hensley, Alexandria, is executive director for the National Association of Sign Supply Distributors.
Christina Opal married Gregory Velt on 9/17/11 at Northbeach Restaurant and Bayside Bar in Dewey Beach, Del.

Angela Lopez Ford Barden
, Mahomet, Ill., is the marketing director at Bridle Brook Adult Community. She married James Barden on 10/22/11 at Lake of the Woods Park in Mahomet.
Brad Epperley, Blacksburg, is the parks and recreation director for Christiansburg.
Amy Rhodes announces the birth of her son, Anthony Elijah.
Chris J. Suchan, Kansas City, Mo., is chief meteorologist at KCTV5.
Shawn Whitacre, Charlotte, N.C., is the director of telecom services at Wells Fargo Bank.

Kristen Hicks
married Martin Schlindwein Jr. on 11/5/10 at the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens in Key West, Fla., and announces the birth of Liam Frank on 9/7/11.
Amy Dobbins Shrewsbury (M.S.) and Todd Shrewsbury are parents to David Hunter Shrewsbury.
Laura Smith, Beach City, Ohio, is a music therapist at Hennis Care Centre and also a Certified Asthma Educator.

Stacy and Chris Burkett announce the births of Casey Scott and Christa Marie on 7/20/11.
Samantha Emore Higgins, Lexington, received the Virginia Juvenile Justice Association’s 2011 Meritorious Award in the area of community service in November 2011.
Jason and Chelsea Johnson ’00 announce the birth of Norah Mae Johnson on 7/6/11.
Eric Parker, Lawrenceville, Ga., is the principal at Shiloh High School.
Charles Shrader, Bluefield, retired on 2/10/12 from the U.S. Postal Service.
Diana A. Wyman, Kent, Wash., is a research and testing analyst at REI.

Angie and Harold Craw announce the birth of their second child, Jasmine Chloe, on 11/10/11.
Leigh Ann (Kitts) Reygers and Robert and announce the birth of Kenzie Elise on 1/22/12.
Amy Hansen married Michael Salkauskas on 6/26/10 in Baltimore and announces the birth of Boden Asher Salkauskas on 9/11/11.

Liane Mia Nelbach married Jimmy W. Cundiff Jr. on 10/10/10 at Smith Mountain Lake.
and Matthew Duke announce the birth of Lilly Ann Duke on 1/24/12.
Erin Harkins married Bruce Frazier Jr. on 1/14/12 in Norfolk. Alumni in attendance included Donna Hemhauser-Wilson '02, Billy and Jennifer Stack-Robertson '03, Brandon and Ellen Cavanaugh-Burgess '02, Christina Rivas '02, David and Susan Tucholski '01 and Nikko Nasca-Rice '02.
Allison Huke, Sterling, is chief operating officer of Cassaday & Co. Inc.
Denise Alaine Kennedy married Jason Dwayne Sims on 1/14/12 at Forest Presbyterian Church in Forest. Alumni attendants included Christine Peitler Gable '01 and Justin Cole 2001.
Mathew Lewis (MBA) married Kaitlin Jones on 9/5/10 at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Mary Anne Barnard Holbrook (M.S. 2004), Bristol, is vice president for institutional advancement at Virginia Intermont College.
Ben Reece and Lauren Slade (M.S. '07) married on 5/29/10 in the Cayman Islands.

Marshall Bigelow, Richmond, is a member of the board of directors for Circle Center Adult Day Services.
Kristin Boivin and Matthew DeMasi 2003 are parents to Michael DeMasi.
Robert Chase, Marietta, Ga., is a senior vice president for BB&T.
Jeremy Keller, Gate City, is the town manager for Gate City.
Ashley and Ed Vreeland announce the birth of Isaac Andrew on 5/4/11.

Chad Bennett married Heather Hopkins on 9/24/11 at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center and announces the birth of Mackenzie Grace on 3/18/11.
Liz Powell Boyd, Norfolk, is coordinator of second-year programs at Old Dominion University.
Chris Damico will marry Stephanie Marie Tank on 9/1/12 in Raleigh, N.C.
Heather Eberly and Stephen Levesque '04 are parents to Layla Grace Levesque.
Kimberly Kitts, Blacksburg, is an accounting specialist at Draper Aden Associates.
Lori and Pedro Hernandez announce the birth of Nathan David on 8/22/11.
Andrew Puckett, Maryville, Tenn., is the fire marshal for the city of Maryville.
Jeremy Spires, Chesapeake, is pharmacy supervisor for CVS in Richmond. Jeremy and Lindsay 2003 announce the birth of their second daughter, Avery Nicole, on 12/6/11.
Mechelle and David Vaughan announce the birth of Makayla Paig on 06/30/11.

Maggie Brady married Stephen Lasota Jr. on 8/27/11 at the Knowlton Mansion in Philadelphia.
Brandon Burge, Haymarket, is the senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Brandon married Katherine Pilvelait 2003 on 5/1/10 at the Bristow Manor Golf Club in Bristow and announces the birth of their son Griffin on 12/7/11.
Ashley Donahue married Ty Donahue '06 on 9/22/12 in Ocean Isle, N.C.
Lauren E. (Cerkez) Franza, Chesapeake, is the lead instructional designer at Advanced Training & Learning Technology LLC.
Daniel Kahl married Melanee Kelley-Kahl '06 on 8/14/04 in the Alumni Gardens at Radford University.
Devan MacConnell, Virginia Beach, is the director of development at the Up Center.
Kim Montgomery married Justin Foerster on 6/5/10 at Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne.

W. Aaron French, Washington, is director of internal communications at Teach For America.
Stephanie R. Harmon married John Winebrenner on 10/8/11 at the Villa de Suenos in St. Simon's Island, Ga.
Leslie Hawes (M.S. '11) Galax, is a counselor at Mount Rogers Community Services Board.
Edana Henderson married Andrew Espinoza on 9/17/11 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Sam Swanson married Kathleen Slovikosky '07 in Great Falls on 8/20/11.
Emily D. Wise, Silver Spring, Md., is the senior manager of Advancement at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

Jill Ritter Canoy, Jackson, Miss., guidance counselor and dance coach of the Northwest Rankin High School dance team, the Cougarettes, recently coached the team to the 6A state title in the jazz division as well as the overall state championship in jazz.
Travis Jordan Hoge married Jordan Rae Tilley '09 on 7/2/11 at Hanlee Hall in Columbia, S.C.
Jason Husband, Virginia Beach, is a certified public accountant at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.
Jeremy Hutchinson and Ashley Bostic Hutchinson '08 announce the birth of their son, Nolan Lee Hutchinson, 4/2/12.
Julia Dare McConnell, Houston, Texas, is a geologist at El Paso Exploration & Production and married Reuben G. W. Rundle on 6/23/12 in Hinton, W. Va.
Amanda and Tyler Lovelace announce the birth of their daughter Abigail Frances on 8/17/11.
Whitney Stout married Gavin Butts on 10/8/11 at Celebrations at the Reservoir in Moseley.

Brandon C. Faux, Richmond, obtained his certified public accountant license on 3/15/11.
Ashley Hall married Sean Lawson on 10/8/11 at Smokey's on the Gorge in Lansing, W.Va.
Samantha Hinkle married Samuel Cushing on 9/23/11 in Belmont Bay.
Elizabeth Leemann, Falls Church, is a doctor of physical therapy.
Stefanie Seaton married Jonathan Reedy on 8/22/09 at Hidden Valley Country Club in Roanoke.
Lauren McMillan Smith, Roanoke, is the promotions director for Q99 Radio and announces the birth of Jackson Adam Smith on 8/2/11.

Juliann Abercrombie, Washington, D.C., is a program coordinator in the Center for Academic Success at the Catholic University of America.
Laurie Ellerman married Keaka Kimi on 4/14/12 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax.
Julie E. Fitch married Dr. John Branham on 7/18/11 in Villa Tomarchio, Md. A formal wedding is planned for 2012 in Charlottesville.
Karen L. Groce, Wytheville, is the adult day program coordinator at Carrington Place in Wytheville.
Virginia Gallagher married Jeffrey Myers on 9/10/11 in Leesburg. A number of Phi Sigma Sigma and Theta Chi Radford University alumni were in attendance.
Rebecca Anne Husted married Justin Nathaniel Green on 5/13/12 at Southall Landings Marina clubhouse in Hampton.
Katie Katz is a proud parent to Emily Redden Katz.
Michael McBride, Bristol, Tenn., is working toward his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from Regent University and anticipates graduating in 2016.
Alicia E. Ring, Radford, is the coordinator of college access and success at Virginia Tech.
Amanda Savarese is engaged to Jerome Koerner. A fall 2013 wedding in Pennsylvania is planned.
Wil Sterchi, Johnson City, Tenn., is an associate account executive at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Alyssa Gavitt is a parent to Flex.
Melissa Messler, Powhatan, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Latoya Shelton, Woodbridge, is a project control analyst at SAIC.
Amanda Stafford, Richmond, above, is an RN second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and presented at the 117th annual health service convention in San Antonio.
Ashley Shay Sweeney married Geremy Carr on 9/10/11 at The Historic Pine Tavern in Floyd.
Justin P. Williams, Burke, is a personnel security specialist with Trinity Technology Group at FDIC in Arlington.

Marijke Matthes, Herndon, is a customer service representative for D.C. United.
Tara Brown Morris, Blacksburg, is an occupational therapist at Warm Hearth Village with Genesis Rehab Services and married Kent Morris '05 (M.S. '09) on 8/13/11 at War Memorial Chapel at Virginia Tech.
Cozetta Price, Roanoke, is a public relations and marketing specialist and office manager at the Trust Crisis Center.

Lindsay Noe will marry Brandon Blevins on 5/11/13 at the chapel at Emory & Henry College.