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June PrideNotes

General

Brian Gano ’02, Raleigh, graduated from UNCW on May 7, 2021 with an Ed.D. in Education Leadership, concentration in Higher Education Leadership. Dissertation title: The Experiences, Thoughts, Feelings, and Emotions LGBTQ+ College Students Associate with Sense of Belonging.
Devin Bland ’13, Charlotte. passed the Series 26 exam from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is now an Investment Company & Vraiable Contracts Products Principal. He has been working for Lincoln Financial Group since 2013, and became the Manager of the Mobile Retirement Consultants in January 2020.

Deaths

Dr. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Holloway 1944, passed away on July 29, 2020. OBITUARY
Betsy Atkins Stancil 1946, passed away on June 2, 2021. OBITUARY
Margaret Wiggins Boggs 1950, passed away on June 20, 2021. OBITUARY
Billie Prather Miller 1951, passed away on June 5, 2021. OBITUARY
Bruce DeHart 1980, passed away on May 27, 2021. (OBITUARY TBD)

May PrideNotes

General

Rebecca Cashatt Champion ’66, Shelby, has moved to a condo community and is enjoying less responsibility for maintenance now.

Corey Reina ’06, Bel Air, MD, is a Senior Police Officer with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department.

Engagements

Josh Nichols ’11, Tega Cay, SC, is engaged to marry Bonnie Catherine Adams on September 25, 2021 at Brick Landing Venue & Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Josh is the son of Debbie Anderson Nichols ’86 and Jeff Nichols ’85.

Deaths

Betty Palmer Stone 1943, passed away on April 19, 2021.

Janie James Sweeny 1945, passed away on May 9, 2021. OBITUARY

Jean Chandler Boone 1947, passed away on May 19, 2021. OBITUARY

Audrey Sherrill Burnette 1947, passed away on November 29, 2020. OBITUARY

Marian Parker Smith 1947, passed away on December 10, 2021. OBITUARY

Jeanne Barrett Evans 1948, passed away on February 12, 2021. OBITUARY

Harriette Hooker Tew 1949, passed away on March 10, 2021. OBITUARY

Mary Lib Bush Todd 1950, passed away on July 22, 2020.

Lettie Sheek Pennington 1951, passed away on May 16, 2021. OBITUARY

Barbara Smith Theis 1953, passed away on April 30, 2021. OBITUARY

Lael Corzine Featherston 1955, passed away on May 7, 2021. OBITUARY

Frances Fortner Knowles 1960, passed away on April 26, 2021. OBITUARY

Patricia Goodwin Price 1960, passed away on March 9, 2021. OBITUARY

Barbara Whiteside Rice 1976, passed away on January 30, 2021. OBITUARY

Jess Lindley-Curtice 2010, passed away on May 3, 2021. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Jane Overman Lee ’60, in the passing of her husband, Benjamin “Ben” F. Lee III, on April 4, 2021.

Nancy Sheek Willison ’69, in the passing of her aunt, Letty Sheek Pennington 1951, on May 16, 2021

Martha Pennington Rooney ’76, in the passing of her mother, Letty Sheek Pennington 1951, on May 16, 2021

April PrideNotes

General

Alanna Edwards McClary ’01, Burlington, is working as a teacher with Durham Public Schools.

Erik Naglee ’04, Oak Ridge, was named Guilford County Principal of the Year and Piedmont Triad Principal of the Year. He is one of the 8 finalists for state of North Carolina Principal of the Year, and is currently principal at Page High School in Greensboro.

Natalie Craven ’20, Archdale, is working as an elementary music teacher for Rockingham County Schools.

Deaths

Hilda Thompson Herring 1944, passed away on October 5, 2020. OBITUARY

Lorene Ridenhour Shelor 1947, passed away on February 20, 2021. OBITUARY

Juanita Jones Jones 1948, passed away on November 20, 2019. OBITUARY

Betty Sisk Swain 1949, passed away from Covid-19 on January 12, 2021. OBITUARY

Marian Vaughn Simpson 1952, passed away on March 17, 2021. OBITUARY

Joy Little Floyd 1953, passed away on March 22, 2021. OBITUARY

Eva G. McClamroch 1955, passed away on April 6, 2021. OBITUARY

Marie Biles LeCompte 1963, passed away on February 23, 2020. OBITUARY

Emily Cockman Hazelwood 1976, passed away on April 18, 2021. OBITUARY

Mary McKinley 1978, passed away on January 5, 2021. OBITUARY

March PrideNotes

General

Dr. Patty Raube Keller ‘98, Cincinatti, OH, will begin her role as the new Sport Administration pogram director at Boston College in May 2021. She has been as an Assistant Professor of Sport Administration at the University of Cincinnati for the past five years, and has an additional 16 years of experience in college athletics.

Lowrey Raines Moyer ’03, has been promoted to Senior Development Director at Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity, in Greeley, CO.

Julia Fergus ’15, Greensboro, has added the roles of middle school art teacher and first grade religion teacher to her other responsbilities as the Director of Extended Day, Mini-Camps, and Summer Camps at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School.

Claire Sellers ’17, West End, is the marketing specialist and house manager at Sunrise Theatre in Southern Pines. This summer, she will also be this year’s camp director.

Deaths

Betsy Hardin Hoak 1951, passed away on Marcy 8, 2021. OBITUARY

Christine Reichard Morris 1953, passed away on February 20, 2021. OBITUARY

Modena Penland Brown 1954, passed away on January 9, 2021. OBITUARY

Mary Jane Lassiter Greene 1956, passed away on February 24, 2021. OBITUARY

Patsy Crawford Howell 1956, passed away on February 17, 2021. OBITUARY

Ann Long Lewis 1957, passed away on March 15, 2021. OBITUARY

Anne Crawford Maclean 1964, passed away on February 17, 2021.

Sue Curtiss Wilson 1981, passed away on March 1, 2021. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Sandra Calaway Hunter ’63, in the passing of her husband, William “Bill” Hunter, on January 9, 2021.

February PrideNotes

General

Kylee Barry ’18, Jamestown, is the Director of Basketball Operations for the Women’s Basketball team at Greensboro College. She also completed a joint master’s degree in social work at North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro in May of 2020, and is working as a foster care social worker with Guilford County Department of Health & Human Services.

Deaths

Celia Brown McRae 1949, passed away on February 21, 2021. OBITUARY

Lucy Ellen Gwyn 1956, passed away on February 15, 2021. OBITUARY

Barbara Bradley Westmoreland 1957, passed away on January 28, 2021. OBITUARY

Beth Sugg Eggleston 1962, passed away on January 29, 2021. OBITUARY

January PrideNotes

General

Cindy Loomis Freeman ’71, Williamsburg, VA, announces the launch of her new book, After Rain, published by High Tide Publications. It is a collection of Christian devotions inspired by the worldwide pandemic. She prays it will bring comfort, peace, and hope to all who read it. After Rain and all of Cindy’s books are available on Amazon.

Chuck Busack ’93, Reading, PA, has been named Administrator of Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.

Deaths

Helen Porter Stanfield 1942, passed away on January 8, 2021. OBITUARY

Millie Williams Teague 1945, passed away on January 5, 2021.

Minnie Lee Tyson Winborn 1946, passed away on January 12, 2021. OBITUARY

Robbie Williams Barrett 1947, passed away on December 19, 2020. OBITUARY

Betty Davis Herring MacDonald 1951, passed away on December 23, 2020. OBITUARY

Mary Sue Warren 1952, passed away on January 23, 2021. OBITUARY

Nancy Scott Whisnant 1953, passed away on January 21, 2021. OBITUARY

Martha Waugh Teague 1955, passed away on December 23, 2020. OBITUARY

Barbara Smith Lee 1956, passed away on January 14, 2021. OBITUARY

Marianna Houser Mauney 1957, passed away on January 18, 2021. OBITUARY

Mary Grace Lyon Cain 1961, passed away on January 11, 2021. OBITUARY

Becky Taylor 1962, passed away on January 13, 2021. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Hannah Davis Hammer ’47, in the passing of her cousin, Betty Davis Herring MacDonald 1951, on December 23, 2020.

Mary Jo Davis Doeringer ’55, in the passing of her cousin, Betty Davis Herring MacDonald 1951, on December 23, 2020.

Barbara Hollowell Lyon ’58, in the passing of her sister-in-law, Mary Grace Lyon Cain 1961, on January 11, 2021.

December PrideNotes

General

Fran Eckstein Roberton ’69, and her husband, Craig, welcomed their fifth grandchild on October 21st. Joseph (Joey) Leigh Sorkin is the son of their daughter, Kate Roberton Sorkin ’05. They visited with Kate and her family in Minnesota for 10 days and enjoyed playing with Libby (4) and Eddie (2).

Dr. Frank Howard ’84, is the senior pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro, NC.

Marc Lafley ’97, Clemmons, is the Area Vice President of Business Development for Amedisys Home Health Care.

Ashley Roseboro ’04, Montgomery, AL, was a moderator at the Roots Camp annual conference held December 11-13, 2020.

JP Pearson ’18, Greensboro, is the Assistant Director of Admissions at Guilford College.

Deaths

Dan Seaman, retired instructor of theatre, passed away on December 7, 2020.

Rachel Page Carnes 1948, passed away on November 29, 2020. OBITUARY

Gordon Reins Smoak 1949, passed away on November 23, 2020. OBITUARY

Jill Byerly Mayer 1970, passed away on December 16, 2020. OBITUARY

Kenneth Anthony 1989, passed away on December 7, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Carolyn Stanford Hicklin ’53, in the death of her husband, Dr. Cloud Hicklin, on January 3, 2020.

November PrideNotes

General

Daron Williams ’04, Burnsville, has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, NC.

Cindy Green MEd ’06, High Point, is working as an Exceptional Children’s Facilitator for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.

Michael Miller ’19, Greensboro, was promoted to the rank of Corporal with the Greensboro Police Department.

Deaths

Kate Vestal James 1945, passed away on November 17, 2020. OBITUARY

Barbara Bingham Garrison 1946, passed away on August 3, 2020. OBITUARY

Susie Doles Allgood 1951, passed away on April 10, 2020. OBITUARY

Joan Rabb Austin 1952, passed away on April 5, 2020. OBITUARY

Louise Sanford Beasley 1952, passed away on August 15, 2020. OBITUARY

Bettie Baker Huntley 1952, passed away on March 21, 2020. OBITUARY

Nancy Tysinger Lyndon 1952, passed away on March 17, 2020. OBITUARY

Ola Edmondson Perry 1952, passed away on February 7, 2020. OBITUARY

Ann Marie Daniel Langford 1953, passed away on November 26, 2020.

Erma Thornburg Long 1953, passed away on Novemberr 17, 2020. OBIUTARY

Patricia Owen Townsend 1953, passed away on December 16, 2019. OBITUARY

Llewellyn Ray Estep 1954, passed away on December 1, 2019. OBITUARY

Lee Neal Ramsey 1954, passed away on November 3, 2020. OBITUARY

Helen Turlington Rawls 1955, passed away on September 19, 2020.

JoAnne Meredith Saintsing 1956, passed away on April 7, 2020. OBITUARY

Janet Barkley Boyce 1957, passed away on October 18, 2020 OBITUARY

Linda Downum Byrum 1957, passed away on March 30, 2020. OBITUARY

Sandra Stone Comer 1959, passed away on June 24, 2020. OBITUARY

Rev. Fred Culler 1959, passed away on July 7, 2020. OBITUARY

Marjorie Keith Harrison 1960, passed away on August 17, 2019. OBITUARY

Molly Short Sparger 1960, passed away on May 3, 2020. OBITUARY

Emma Weatherby Edwards 1964, passed away on October 18, 2020. OBITUARY

Joyce Gibbs Jordon 1992, passed away on November 8, 2020. OBITUARY

Kristin Brady 2013, passed away on November 1, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Joann Gaddy Grimes ’55, in the death of her husband, David Grimes, on November 12, 2020.

Camilla Stuck Law ’59, in the passing of her husband, Charles Law, on November 4, 2020.

October PrideNotes

General

Pat Williams ’96, Greensboro, was named the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Greensboro College in October 2020.

Mitzi Snow Covington ’99, Graham, is the Human Resources Manager at Goodwill Industries of Central NC.

Jack Menhorn ’10, Irving CA, is the new Lead Audio Designer at Obsidian Entertainment in Irving California.

Becca Pink ’12, Cary, is the Senior Manager of Digial Marketing for Peter Millar.

David Leaman ’16, Wilmington, joined PPD as an Operations Finance Analyst in May 2020.

Tori Belcher ’19 is attending the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and expects to complete her MD degree in 2023.

Deaths

Lois Clarke Deas 1946, passed away in May of 2020.

Louise Woodson Outlaw 1947, passed away on October 3, 2020. OBITUARY

Mary Katherine Ingle Clark 1949, passed away on October 1, 2020. OBITUARY

Doris Helms Byrd 1952, passed away on March 15, 2020. OBITUARY

Carolina Ferguson Finley 1958, passed away on October 26, 2020.

Patsy Pugh Boren 1965, passed away on October 6, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Nell Harris Page ’64, in the passing of her husband, Dr. Graham Allison Page, on October 19, 2020.

Laura Wienholt Brookshire ’02 and Brandon Brookshire ’02, in the passing of their daughter, Maddie Brookshire, on October 20, 2020.

September PrideNotes

General

Betsy Ann Coates Chase ‘98, Chattanooga, TN, has been recognized as the 2020 Champion of Health Care in the Non-physician Practitioner category. She is the Director of Infection Prevention at Parkridge Health System. Read the article here.

Shaun Abernathy ‘05, Greensboro, has been hired as the girls soccer coach at Southeast Guilford High School. He is also teaching courses in Digital Design and Animation.

A.J. Schraeder ’05, is an artist and digital content creator living and working in Greensboro, North Carolina.    He earned his bachelor’s from Greensboro College with a major in art and his MFA in studio art at UNCG with concentrations in drawing and new media. Since earning his MFA, he has toured internationally as a sketch comedian, freelanced in a variety of roles on various content creation projects, and won juried exhibitions at local galleries.    In 2017, his animated short The House Inspector of Usher won “Best Film” at the Charlotte 48-hour Film Project and went on to win “Best Graphics” in the 48-hour Film Project global competition.  In the commercial world he has sold concepts, scripts and web shorts to major brands such as Doritos, Lego, and InBev.  He also recently joined the Greensboro College faculty as an adjunct professor of videography.  A.J. lives with his wife and his wife’s cat.

Decima Michael ’20, Charlotte NC, has accepted a job at Wells Fargo Bank N.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina as a Retirement Service Center Representative. The job entails:  Providing educational guidance on investment options, plan provisions, and overall financial health for plan participants within their retirement plans. Along with, enrolling participants, processing transactions and assisting participants with online access.

Deaths

Carolyn Fonville Mann 1952, passed away on September 27, 2020. OBITUARY

Crissy Leonard Wagner 1958, passed away on September 11, 2020. OBITUARY

Margaret Newett Dixon 1967, passed away on September 26, 2020. OBITUARY

August PrideNotes

General

Kenny Barnwell ’80 was shown on a national TV news channel on August 24, when President Donald Trump and Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue toured a food packaging facility in western North Carolina. Apples from Barnwell’s orchard, Kenny Barnwell Orchards, are being used in a federal food box program that the President announced support for later that day. Barnwell then posed with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who prior to that post, represented Barnwell’s 11th congressional district which covers most of western NC.  Barnwell is a 5th generation apple grower and has run the orchard since 1989. His business is a wholesaler supplying farmers’ markets and other local merchants, as well as supplying large companies such as Gerber and Peterson’s (the company that provides McDonald’s with their apple slices!) The 150- acre orchard holds 25 different varieties of apples including well-known varieties such as Gala, Jonagold, Cameo, Fuji, and Granny Smith. Kenny Barnwell has been an active part of Henderson County Agribusiness since its inception.

Aaron Noe ‘97, has accepted the position as Director of Bands at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC.

Justin Pearson ‘15, Greensboro, accepted the position as Dean of Students with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.

Deaths

Nancy Patterson McLain 1947, passed away on August 6, 2020. OBITUARY

Joan Boyd Evans 1952, passed away on August 21, 2020. OBITUARY

Carolyn Merritt Miller 1952, passed away on August 9, 2020. OBITUARY

Mort Palmer 1960, passed away on August 25, 2020. OBITUARY

Nancy Thrasher Joyce 1963, passed away on August 22, 2020. OBITUARY

Faye Sanderson Bennett 1970, passed away on August 4, 2020. OBITUARY

Bruce Wingo 1970, passed away on June 2, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy

Barbara Merritt Thornton 1956, in the passing of her sister, Carolyn Merritt Miller 1952, on August 9, 2020.

Virginia Higgins Palmer 1957, in the passing of her husband, Mort Palmer 1960, on August 25, 2020.

July PrideNotes

General

Tessa Hall Farley ’10, Winston Salem, began working as a Pediatric ICU RN at Wake Forest Baptish Health in July.

Madison Powers ’20, Julian, has accepted a position as a first grade teach with Guilford County Schools, assigned to McLeansville Elementary.

Deaths

Frances Winslow Smith 1945, passed away on July 22, 2020. OBITUARY

Louise Casparian Mingus 1946, passed away on March 28, 2020 OBITUARY

Joyce Herndon Mitchell 1951, passed away on June 26, 2020. OBITUARY

Joan K. Goforth 1952, passed away on July 11, 2020. OBITUARY

Soo Johung Kim 1956, passed away on April 1, 2020.

Margarethe Ploberger Armstrong 1959, passed away on July 14, 2020. OBITUARY

Grace Wright Stafford 1960, passed awy on March 12, 2020. OBITUARY

Rev. Lynn Ogburn 1968, passed away on June 23, 2020. OBITUARY

Lynn Tuttle 1976, passed away on July 23, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended TO

V. Caroline Wright 1952, in the passing of her cousin, Frances Winslow Smith 1945, on July 22, 2020.

June PrideNotes

General

Dr. James Hairston, Greensboro, began working in human resources for the United States Postal Service in December 2019. He also completed his second doctorate degree from Liberty University in 2020, a PhD in Higher Education Administration.

Brock Elder ’11, Randleman, is the Head Golf Instructor for Forest Oak’s Country Club, and an apprentice in the PGA.

Deaths

Lee Gardner Culler 1948, passed away on May 29, 2020. OBITUARY

Peggy Bailey Parsley 1950, passed away on May 25, 2020. OBITUARY

Virginia Harris McGranahan 1952, passed away on June 8, 2020. OBITUARY

JoAnn Watkins Walters 1953, passed away on June 21, 2020. OBITUARY

Clark Cox 1965, passed away on June 7, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Elizabeth Harris Proctor 1956, in the passing of her sister, Virginia Harris McGranahan 1952, on June 8, 2020.

Ellen Harris Weekley 1960, in the passing of her sister, Virginia Harris McGranahan 1952, on June 8, 2020.

Judith Harris Eason 1965, in the passing of her sister, Virginia Harris McGranahan 1952, on June 8, 2020.

May PrideNotes

General

Allie Petrova ’03, Greensboro, was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited with Georgetown Law alumni after the ceremony. Martin Ginsburg, Justice Ginsburg’s late husband, was Allie’s tax law professor at Georgetown.  Allie has been recognized in Mergers and Acquisitions by Super Lawyers for North Carolina and has been named Legal Elite in Tax/Estate Planning and Business Law by North Carolina Business Magazine for several consecutive years. She received the 40 Under 40 award from the Triad Business Journal in 2020.  Founder of Petrova Law based in Greensboro, NC, she focuses exclusively on tax, corporate, and business law matters. She represents clients in tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the North Carolina Department of Revenue, and in the U.S. Tax Court.

Davit Avagyan ’12, Gaithersburg, MD, has been promoted to Manager, FP&A for Freddie Mac in May 2020. He also completed a master’s degree in Information Management Systems from Harvard University in 2019.

Emma Phillips ’12, Leesburg, VA, has joined Ryan Homes as a Sales Representative.

Deaths

Betsy Robards Royall 1949, passed away on May 16, 2020. OBITUARY

Helen Hill Hood 1951, passed away on May 6, 2020. OBITUARY

Mary Carr Johnson Bode 1965, passed away on November 19, 2019. OBITUARY

Mary Womeldorf Gratz 1967, passed away on May 7, 2020. OBITUARY

Hiawatha Tyrone McMillian 1979, passed away on May 4, 2020. OBITUARY

April PrideNotes

General

Anne LaMorte ’84, Oyster Bay, NY, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency.

Dr. Sam Moore Jr. ’87, Charlotte, has been appointed as the District Superintendent of the Yadkin Valley District of the United Methodist Chuch, effective July 1, 2020.

Anthony Dent ’95, Medford, NJ, has earned a doctorate (Ed.D.) in Education Administration from Wilmington University in New Castle, DE, and is entering his 8th year as Superintendent of the Medford Lakes School District.

Justin Weik ’02, London, England, is now working as a Global Strategic Account Manager for Glassdoor. He joined the company in 2017 as an Executive Account Manager EMEA, and was most recently a Senior Enterprise Account Director, EMEA.

Dshamal Schoetz ’05, began working as a consultant for BFI Ventures out of New York, NY in January. 2020.

Rob Avriett ’05, joined the staff of Fine Furniture Design Inc as a Supply Chain Manager in December 2019.

Pat Burgess III ’07, began working as a Human Performance Technician for Guardian Premier Solutions LLC in September 2019.

Andreas Mosby ’15, has joined the law firm of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC as an Associate Attorney.

deaths

Helen Donavant Wolff 1941, passed away on March 30, 2020. OBITUARY

Carrie Williams Nobile 1943, passed away on October 26, 2019. OBITUARY

Mary Ann Mitchell Sikes 1947, passed away on April 3, 2020. OBITUARY

Laura Taft Blalock 1948, passed away on December 27, 2019. OBITUARY

Kitty Miller Coble 1951, passed away on March 21, 2020. OBITUARY

Ruth Metz Scott 1952, passed away on March 27, 2020. OBITUARY

Linda Walker Hanks 1960, passed away on March 30, 2020. OBITUARY

March PrideNotes

General

Ray Shatley Jr. ’92, Thomasville, is the Owner and President of Rohl Design & Marketing.

Mike Galuski ’00, Tampa, FL, joined the staff of Dominion Payroll as Director of Sales in August 2019.

Karen Baker Angel ’02, McLeansville, started working as Manager Spiritual Care Services for Randolph Health in March.

Theo Tamini ’09, Madison, WI, became the Manager of IT Project Management at Exact Sciences in October 2019. He joined the company in February 2019, as an IT Quality Assurance, Bussiness Analyst.

Brian Burke ’12, Denver, CO, has moved into the role of Craft Regional Sales Manager with Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Deaths

Dorothy Plonk Lewis 1940, passed away on February 3, 2020.

Dorothy Evans Rozier 1944, passed away on January 21, 2020. OBITUARY

Edna Andrews Walker 1945, passed away on March 6, 2020. OBITUARY

Mattie Burns Miller 1948, passed away on March 16, 2020. OBITUARY

Gaynelle Gwyn McMaster 1950, passed away on November 24, 2019. OBITUARY

Lucielle Helderman Oliver 1950, passed away on July 18, 2018.

Lynne Goodman Luttrell 1952, passed away on February 22, 2020. OBITUARY

Louise Webb Brooks 1953, passed away on March 22, 2020. OBITUARY

Peggy Church Hulick 1969, passed away on March 3, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Lorraine Walker Foster 1972, in the passing of her mother, Edna Andrews Walker 1945, on March 6, 2020.

Sandy Morse 1982, in the passing of his mother-in-law, Louise Webb Brooks 1953, on March 22, 2020.

February PrideNotes

General

Patsy Daniel ’52 and Charlie Daniel, Powell, TN, celebrated their 66th anniversary Feb. 5, 2020

Author, Cindy Loomis Freeman ’71, Williamsburg, VA, will soon launch a new book. In February, High Tide Publications is scheduled to release Farm Girl, a Memoir. Farm Girl chronicles Cindy’s childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Central New York. It is the true account of how her faith in God and love of music helped her survive both debilitating allergies and emotional challenges. All of Cindy L. Freeman’s books are available on Amazon.com.

Desmond Coble ’05, Pleasant Garden, has been named Teacher of the Year at Wheatmore High School in Trinity, N.C.!

Justin Weaks ’12, Concord, is the subject of Broadway World’s “Theatre Life” feature for Jan. 30. See link here.

Deaths

Eva Moore Thomas 1947, passed away on February 19, 2020. OBITUARY

Jo Allison Clary Smith 1964, passed away on February 15, 2020. OBITUARY

Jules Hall 2004, passed away on February 16, 2020.

Sympathy Extended To

Martha Barham Joyner 1961, in the passing of her husband, Ulysses P. Joyner Jr. (Pete), who passed away on December 7, 2019.

Anne Coffey 1968, on the death of her husband, Pat Rhyne, on January 22, 2020.

Rev. Kathy Halsey Bostrom 1973, in the passing of her husband, Phil Bostrom, on October 17, 2019.

Cynthia Harrison Hall 1974, in the passing of her daughter, Julia Hall 2004, on February 16, 2020.

Beth Bostrom 2001, in the passing of her father, Phil Bostrom, on October 17, 2019.

January PrideNotes

General

Curt Parmer ’81, Greensboro, became the Coliseum Business Manager for the Greensboro Coliseum in October 2019.

Robert Martinelli ’82, Morris Plains, NJ, joined Chubb Insurance as a Senior Project Manager.

Scott Bardelli ’00, Baltimore, MD, is working as a Senior Copywriter for Agora, Inc.

Leigh-Ann Cardwell Wilson ’06, was named as Service Manager at Cintas, a company she has worked for since 2006.

Carrie Pacifico ’08, Greensboro, started working as a Business Operations Specialist at MyEyeDr in September 2019.

Elizabeth Nichols Baucom ’09, is working as a Senior Marketing Coordinator of KontoorBrands.

Deaths

Inez Rufty Dickson 1947, passed away on January 14, 2020. OBITUARY 

Jane G. Hobson 1959, passed away on December 22, 2019. OBITUARY

David Hargraves 1986, passed away February 6, 2020. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Nettie Dameron Blackwell 1956, in the death of her husband, James Y. Blackwell Jr., on January 4, 2020.

Pamela Wright Page Starr 1967, in the passing of her aunt, Virginia Wright Gay 1945, on January 15, 2020.

Jeanne Wright Canady, 1971, in the passing of her aunt, Virginia Wright Gay 1945, on January 15, 2020.

December PrideNotes

General

R. Carter Pate ’76, Greensboro, an independent director of Red Lion Hotels Corp, who has been a board member since May 2019, has been selected as Chairman by The Board of Directors. The Board and Mr. Wolfe believe this transition is opportune as the Company launches its search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer.

Kellie Boyte Jones ’91, Eden, entered the race for Rockingham County Register of Deeds on Wednesday to view for the position held for 20 years by her sister, Rebecca Cipriani, who retired in 2016.

Susan Grindstaff Crowder ’93, Manassas Park, VA, has enjoyed a remarkable career in federal service since graduation. She has worked in the accounting field for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) and the Department of State (DOS) in Washington, D.C. and holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Strayer University. Most noteworthy is that Susan is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the FRTIB, which manages the retirement system called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for over 5.8M federal employees. The TSP is the largest defined contribution plan in the world with current assets of over $621B.

Jennifer Johnson Brockmann ’08, Clover, SC, began a new position as Regional Director, Audience Development & Consuer Revenue at American City Business Journals in October 2019.

Hillary Savoy ’14, Mansfield, MA, is working as a marketing coordinator for Boston Partners in Education.

Deaths

Anne Kendrick Brinkley 1948, passed away on December 12, 2019. OBITUARY

Louise Murdock McIntyre 1951, passed away on December 5, 2019. OBITUARY

Sylvia Wilson Simmons 1957, passed away on November 25, 2019. OBITUARY

Nancy Fretz Smith 1975, passed after a three week illness on October 26, 2019. OBITUARY

Luc Horner 2002, passed away in December 2019. OBITUARY

Crystal D. Dibella 2007, Lexington, passed away on December 23rd, 2019 after losing her battle to cancer. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Frances Kendrick Springs 1954, in the passing of her sister, Anne Kendrick Brinkley 1948, on December 12, 2019.

Betty Sanford Bodkin 1957, Raleigh, in the passing of her husband, Rev. C. Thomas (Tom) Bodkin on September 21st, 2019.

November PrideNotes

General

Kathryn Marley Magruder ’40, Isle of Palms, SC, celebrated her 100th birthday in September. She stays busy playing duplicate bridge three times a week with her daughter, and goes to a trainer twice a week. She says “Life is good on the Isle of Palms!”

Annette Inge Casey ’52, Midland, TX, and her husband John Casey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary September 2019.

Carolyn Maloney ’68, Washington, DC, became the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee after winning a caucus-wide vote for the post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a news release Wednesday, Nov 20th. She’ll be the first woman to lead the powerful panel. To read the full article in CNN Politics, click here.

Sarah Jasperse Gillespie ’70, Members of the Class of 1970 met Nov. 21st, 2019 for lunch at Bistro Roca in Blowing Rock. Click here to view picture. From left: Margaret Ford Lynn, Janie Stiles, Sarah Avent, and Sarah Jasperse Gillespie.

Dr. Whitney Wilson Oakley MEd ’06, Greensboro, has officially become the GCS chief academic officer, a title she has held on an interim basis since July of this year. The appointment was made at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2019. Oakley has served as assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and professional development since 2017, and before that was the district’s executive director of curriculum and Instruction for pre-K through fifth grade.

Zach Woodard ’15, Indian Trail, is working as a Graphic Production Designer at Family Dollar.

Megan Cardwell ’18, Durham, graduated from Greensboro College in May 2018, and just began her journey to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Duke University in their accelerated nursing program in August of 2019.

Vheenah Dei-Tumi ’18, Greensboro, is working as a part-time graduate research assistant at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she is also pursuing a master’s degree in Accounting.

Rebecca Creech-Huyhn ’19, Skagit County, Washington, started a job as a full-time ESOL instructor at Seattle Goodwill Job Training and Education Center on August 1st, 2019. “Our goal is to help students reach their job and career goals through free education. We offer free ESOL, GED, and computer classes for anyone in our community, and we are able to do this through store sales from donations. I am currently using the skills and knowledge learned during my time at Greensboro on a daily basis. I created a thesis project related to my interest in literacy, and now I’m able to directly use this expertise in my ESOL literacy class serving our Spanish and Mixtec-speaking student population. I find that values I learned at Greensboro are closely aligned with Goodwill’s mission. I feel lucky to be able to serve our immigrant and refugee population in the community in such an impactful way. I want to thank all of my Greensboro professors for supporting my goals and getting me here!”

Deaths

Nancy Holland Smith 1946, passed away on November 6, 2019. OBITUARY

Jane Edwards Saunders 1955, passed away on October 20, 2019. OBITUARY

Eleanor Payne Graham 1960, passed away on November 11, 2019. OBITUARY

Ty Stout 1988, passed away on November 3, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Elizabeth Johnson Casbeer ’59, OH, in the passing of her husband, Marcus Casbeer, on April 28, 2019, at Hospice of Hamilton, Ohio, after a brief illness.

October PrideNotes

General

Patsy Stephenson Daniel ’52, and her husband, Charles Daniel Jr., Powell, TN, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in February of 2019.

Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Seymour Jr. ’69, Davidson, has recently published his latest book, which is a Christmas book that includes 8 first person monologues and Advent and Christmas poetry. It is entitled “Telling the Story: Eight Christmas monologues and Poetry for Advent and Christmas”. It is available at Amazon or at [email protected]

Carl R. Shatley Jr ’92, Thomasville, was featured in a haunted history presentation at Piedmont Crossing on the Salem Witch Trials at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31st. To read the full description click here.

Jeremy R. Kinney ’94, Bristow, VA, has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2020 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award for his book, Reinventing the Propeller: Aeronautical Specialty and the Triumph of the Modern Airplane (Cambridge University Press, 2017). The award is for the best original contribution to the field of aeronautical or astronautical non-fiction literature published in the last five years dealing with the science, technology, and/or impact of aeronautics or astronautics on society. Jeremy is currently Chair of the Aeronautics Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Bill Hobbs ’01, Jersey City, NJ, has been hired as the new CRO of Anvyl, the intelligent supply chain platform that streamlines communications, workflow, and analytics from order to delivery. To read the full description click here.

Tara Titcombe ’08, and Casey Hewit became engaged in October of 2019. The couple plan to wed on May 23, 2020 in Greenwich. To read the full description click here.

Wilson Lester ’13, Greensboro, is the executive director of Piedmont Business Capital. He is on the boards of directors for the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, Reinvestment Partners and Greensboro Literacy Organization. In 2018, he was recognized as a member of “40 under 40” by the Triad Business Journal.

Deaths

Annie Davidson Honeycutt 1942, passed away on October 20, 2019. OBITUARY

Florence Darden Christensen 1943, passed away on October 2, 2019. OBITUARY

Peggy Purnell Bowen 1944, passed away on October 1, 2019. OBITUARY

Aileen Lipe Myers 1947, passed away on October 11, 2019. OBITUARY

Beth Edwards Morgan 1951, passed away on March 31, 2018. OBITUARY

Ida Jones Alman 1951, passed away on October 1, 2019. OBITUARY

Martha Starke Parks 1951, passed away on September 27, 2019. OBITUARY

Mary Alligood Morris 1951, passed away on October 3, 2018. OBITUARY

Peggy J. Stanton 1953, passed away on October 8, 2019. OBITUARY

Sue Austin Wiggins 1959, passed away on September 25, 2019. OBITUARY

Libby Johnson Rigby 1968, passed away on October 19, 2019. OBITUARY

sympathy Extended To

Lou Starke Teeter 1955, in the passing of her sister, Martha Starke Parks 1951, on September 27, 2019.

Carol Thorneloe Mankowski 1967, in the passing of her cousin, Sue Austin Wiggins 1959, on September 25, 2019.

September PrideNotes

General

Ricky Tuazon ’98, Madison, NJ, is the Executive Director and Head of Marketing at Novartis.

Erik Naglee ’04, Greensboro, Principal of Page High School in Greensboro, NC, was named one of the top 5 finalists for Principal of the Year for Guilford County Schools.

Jane Case ’06, Winston-Salem, is working as an EC teacher at Charles England Elementary School.

Beth Ward ’12, Revere, MA, started a new position working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Christian Russell ’12, Charlotte, began working as a Process Analyst, Enterprise Community Manager at Allscripts.

Lawrence  Butts ’15, Parker, CO, is working as a Field Operations Analyst with stryker, out of Denver. He also married Bethany West on January 14, 2018.

Sofia Sedergren ’17, Brooklyn, NY, started a new position as the Program Support Assistant, Edgies Teen Center, Manny Cantor Center at Educational Alliance.

Darrah Roberson ’18, Greensboro, is working as the facility manager at Country Kennel.

Kelsie Meador ’18, Reidsville, is working as a teacher with Rockingham County Schools.

Deaths

Winifred Bryan Hovey 1940, passed away on August 9, 2019. OBITUARY

Carolyn Hinshaw Beeson 1943, passed away on September 3, 2019. OBITUARY

Britt Davis Griffin 1946, passed away on September 20, 2019. OBITUARY

Margaret Dameron Hatchett 1948, passed away on September 4, 2019. OBITUARY

Margie Stoltz Eller 1949, passed away on September 1, 2019. OBITUARY

Paula Pegg Schwehm 1953, passed away on July 7, 2019.

Anita Cross Medlin 1959, passed away on July 25, 2019. OBITUARY

Helen W. Neubauer 1960, passed away on August 31, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Dorothy Stoltz Brogan 1947, in the passing of her sister, Margie Stoltz Eller 1949, on September 1, 2019.

Ruth Jones Hess 1949, in the passing of her husband, Ralph Samuel Hess Jr, on August 1, 2019.

Beverly Peacock Crotts 1968, in the passing of her husband, Steve Crotts, on September 27, 2019.

Susan Brogan Hope 1972, in the passing of her aunt, Margie Stoltz Eller 1949, on September 1, 2019.

August PrideNotes

General

Sylvia Hester Pakradooni ’59, Virginia Beach, Va., shared that she has completed a 4 1/2 month around-the-world ocean cruise, saying “This fantasic trip was a journey of a lifetime.”

Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore ’68, Alexandria, Va., gave a symposium book talk in Steamboat, Colo., on Jun 29 at the meeting of the American Women Artists organization. Gilmore spoke on the subject of her biography of Olive Rush 1873-1966. The AWA promotes 25 museum art exhibitions by contemporary women artists over 25 years. The Steamboat Art Museum hosted the seventh AWA exhibition devoted to this goal.

The Rev. Stephanie Paulsell ’85, the Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School, has been named interim Pusey Minister of Harvard’s nondenominational Memorial Church, Harvard reports. (8/20/2019).  Click here for the full article.

Elaine Morris Herber ’98, Bellevue, Wash., president of Ascend Hospitality Group, was profiled as a Bellevue Bsuiness Leader by downtownbellevue.com. Click here for the full article.

Anitra Canty Louis ’03 and Paul A. Louis ’04 will appear on BYU-TV’s “Relative Race,” beginning Sept. 22. You can see an interview that BYU-TV did with the couple on Facebook by clicking this link here.

Dr. Timothy Leyson ’08, Santa Carla, Calif., received his Doctor of Education degree from Arizona State University in May 2019. Dr. Leyson recently accepted a new role at Santa Clara University as an Associate Director of Residence Life focusing on student residential engagement experiences and student leadership, training, and development.

Brock Crowder ’10, Kinston, N.C., has become a youth pastor and football coach for the Bethel Christian Academy. Click here for the full article.

Abby Ariosa Martin ’14, Greensboro, N.C., has joined the Greensboro College staff as a Residence Hall Director.

Taylor Babb ’15, Burlington, N.C., who was selected as the 2019 Young Alumni Recipient Award winner, began teaching math at Piedmont Classical High School in Greensboro in August 2019.

Destiney Allen ’19, Lincolnton, N.C., was named the Director of Alumni Giving and Programs in the Advancement Department of Greensboro College. To see the full description click here.

MaKayla Humphreys ’19, Liberty, N.C., was named Admissions Administrative Assistant in the Admissions department of Greensboro College. To see the full description click  here.

Deaths

Julia Owen Silver 1945 passed away Aug. 13, 2019. OBITUARY

Julia McLurd Harvey 1947 passed away July 1, 2019. OBITUARY 

Jean Tyree Poston 1951 passed away Aug. 19, 2019. OBITUARY

Dr. Barbara McCauley Tapscott 1960 passed away Aug. 4, 2019. OBITUARY

Helen W. Neubauer 1960 passed away Aug. 31, 2019. OBITUARY

Esther Ann Buchanan McGinnis 1961 passed away Aug. 5, 2019. OBITUARY

Anne Plaster Misenheimer 1966 passed away July 23, 2019. OBITUARY

Dale Johnson 1974, passed away Aug. 14, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Betty “Bet” Lael Yancey 1980, in the passing of her father, Ed Yancey, on July 30th 2019.

Shirley Nunn Johnson 1973, in the passing of her husband, Dale Johnson 1974, on August 14, 2019.

Betty Williford Yancey 1954, in the passing of her husband, Dr. Ed Yancey, on July 30, 2019

Heather Tapscott ’12, in the passing of her grandmother, Dr. Barbara McCauley Tapscott 1960, on August 4, 2019.

June/July 2019 PrideNotes

General

Dr. Angela R. Ballentine ’87, Leeland,  has been named the Provost of the Health Sciences Division at Wake Technical Community College

Heather M. Macy ’00, Elm City, is the new head women’s basketball coach at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, SC.

Carole Pasqueretta Capella ’02, Ringwood, NJ, was recently promoted to Associate Director, Marketing & Commercial Operations at her company, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. She has been with Glenmark, based in Mahwah, NJ, for 5 years. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband of 7 years, Pete, her son, Hunter (17 months), and their two dogs.

Robin Gardner Robertson ’07, Madison, retired from Greensboro College as the Assistant Registar in June 2019.

Dr. Timothy P. Leyson ’08, Santa Clara, CA, received his Doctorate in Education from Arizona State Univeristy and has started a new role within the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Santa Clara University as an Associate Director of Residence Life overseeing Residential Education Initiatives, Campus Living Assessment, and Student Conduct administration. Dr. Leyson has relocated to the San Franciso Bay area and would love to connect with other Greensboro College alums! #OnePride

Russell Jones ’15, High Point, is the band director at High Point Christian Academy.

Kaleigh Hemstock ’16, Jamestown, has joined the staff of High Point University as a Student Success Coach.

Deaths

Virginia Hurt Breeden 1945, passed away on July 14, 2019. OBITUARY

Dot Bunting Taylor 1946, passed away on June 1, 2019. OBITUARY

Mary Helen Burgess Grimes 1960, passed away on July 9, 2019. OBITUARY

Helen Harris Rasmussen 1967, passed away on June 24, 2019. OBITUARY

John W. Dickens 1986, passed away on July 18, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Patsy Hough Stein 1965, in the passing of her husband, Kurt Stein, on May 25, 2019.

May 2019 PrideNotes

General

Mark Exline 2014, Cocoa, FL, has joined the staff at MTH Theatre at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO as the Production Manager/Technical Coordinator.
Lynn G. Waugaman 1981, Greensburg, PA, is the new Head Golf Pro at Park Hills Golf Club in Altoona, PA.
Heather Teague Sloan 2009, Greensboro, graduated with a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from Southern New Hampshire University.
Mark Exline 2014, Cocoa, FL, has joined the staff at MTH Theatre at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO as the Production Manager/Technical Coordinator.
Adelaide Elliott 2019, Greensboro, was recently named Web Editor for Casual Living.

Deaths

Dorothy Mills Strawcutter 1943, passed away on October 20, 2018. OBITUARY
Martha Mitchell Campbell 1944, passed away on May 13, 2019. OBITUARY
Mary Baker Fulford 1945, passed away on April 25, 2019. OBITUARY
Joan Peeler Raykes 1945, passed away on March 29, 2019. OBITUARY
Della Lee Fizer Jamieson 1946, passed away on May 5, 2019. OBITUARY
Ruth Hill Easter 1947, passed away on May 23, 2019. OBITUARY
Martha Hedrick Godwin 1947, passed away on December 28, 2018. OBITUARY
Martha Mitchell Campbell 1944, passed away on May 13, 2019. OBITUARY
Aileen Casey Griffin 1952, passed away on May 20, 2019.
Helen Harwood McLendon 1955, passed away on September 26, 2018. OBITUARY
Charles W. Kivett Jr. 1966, passed away on May 19, 2019. OBITUARY
Rebecca Kanipe Humelsine 1974, passed away on April 24, 2019. OBITUARY
Cynthia A. Lyon 1987, passed away on May 19, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Nancy Sasser Kivett 1967, in the passing of her husband, Charles W. Kivett Jr. 1966, on May 19, 2019.
Helen Turlington Rawls 1955, in the passing of her husband, Dr. William “Bill” C. Rawls, on April 4, 2019.
Betty Kanipe Revsin-Watson 1959, in the passing of her sister, Rebecca Kanipe Humelsine 1974, on April 24, 2019.
Susan Jamieson Maguire 1971, in the passing of her mother, Della Lee Fizer Jamieson 1946, on May 5, 2019.
James M. Jamieson 1972, in the passing of his aunt, Della Lee Fizer Jamieson 1946, on May 5, 2019.

March 2019 PrideNotes

Birth

Jamie Trout Smothers 2006, Browns Summit, and her husband, Hunter Smothers, welcomed their new baby girl, Charlotte Josephine Smothers, to the world on March 31, 2019.

Marriage

Faith Hood Denham 2018 and Matthew Denham 2018, Kings Mountain, were married in September, 2018. Now having successful first year of teaching in Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties! Currently living in Kings Mountain, NC.

General

B. Sheila Clendenning 1972, Flatrock, invited GC Art Department Chair, Jim Langer, to serve as a juror for the Henersonville NC Downtown ArtScape competition. Western NC residents and visitors: Don’t miss ArtScape banners on display early April 2019 until late March 2020!
Sarah Anderson Johnson 1978, Greensboro, retired from elementary music teaching in Guilford County Schools on March 1.
Dr. Patricia Raube Keller 1998, Cincinatti, OH, received a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and Student-Faculty Relations from the University of Cincinnati. She says, “Very lucky to be able to do what I love, and work with such awesome colleagues in the University of Cincinnati Sport Administration program”.
Aaron J. Weibe 2008, relocated to Summerfield, North Carolina last year after serving 10 years in the United States Air Force and completing a three-year tour in Tokyo, Japan with Air Force Public Affairs and the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, where he performed hundreds of concerts as a guitarist for audiences across Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Korea. During this that time, he also completed a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins University with concentrations in Digital Communications and Public & Media Relations, and is currently in his final semester of his second undergraduate degree in Spanish at Arizona State University. Aaron now leads communication and engagement efforts for a non-profit serving the Cooperative Extension System across the nation.

Deaths

Pauline Walker Cox 1953, passed away on June 17, 2017. OBITUARY
Eleanor Stewart Gentry 1955, passed away on June 12, 2018. OBITUARY
Edith Jones Robertson 1943, passed away on April 23, 2018. OBITUARY
Ruth Sockwell Teague 1948, passed away on March 23, 2019. OBITUARY
Margaret Allen Opitz 1953, passed away on March 10, 2019. OBITUARY
Rebecca Wallace Brown 1958, passed away on March 17, 2019.
Margaret Mitchell Baugher 1960, passed away on January 12, 2018. OBITUARY
Brenda Hay Tipton 1962, passed away on March 11, 2019. OBITUARY
Brenda Womble Atkins 1963, passed away on February 15, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Sue Wallace Long 1961, in the passing of her sister, Rebecca Wallace Brown ’58, on March 17, 2019.
Robert T. Atkins 1963, in the passing of his wife, Brenda Womble Atkins 1963, on February 15, 2019.
Carolyn Wallace Peel 1968, in the passing of her sister, Rebecca Wallace Brown ’58, on March 17, 2019.

February 2019 PrideNotes

General

Heather M. Macy 2000, Elm City, released her book Two Feet Forward which is meant to inspire and prepare you for and during life’s challenges. You can purchase it on amazon.

Deaths

Ellenor French Lorman 1945, passed away on February 15, 2019. OBITUARY
Evelyn Thompson Berrier 1947, passed away on February 11, 2019. OBITUARY
Ruth Harrill Middleton 1949, passed away on February 6, 2019. OBITUARY
Edna Stokes Joyner 1954, passed away on January 30, 2019. OBITUARY
Shirley Seagroves Johnson 1956, passed away on February 3, 2019. OBITUARY
Sondra Thompson Welles 1962, passed away on November 13, 2018.
Peggy J. Cockerham 1978 OBITUARY
David A. Reaves 1980, passed away on February 18, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Anne Hamilton Terry 1966, in the passing of her cousin, Shirley Seagroves Johnson 1956, on February 3, 2019.
Martha Thompson Eakes 1969, in the passing of her aunt, Evelyn Thompson Berrier 1947, on February 11, 2019.

January 2019 PrideNotes

General

Barbara B. Myers 1968, Gastonia, recently received the United Methodist Women Special Recognition of Service Award. This award acknowledges her commitment to the Methodist Church and her community through service on the Community Foundation and support for the Community Backpack Program. Barbara has also been an integral leader of Camp Sunshine and supporter of the Meals for Boys and Girls Club, all community outreach programs of the First United Methodist Church of Gastonia.
Pell Rouse Foster 1969, Rocky Mount, is taking oil painting classes and enjoying her new experiences. She frequently volunteers for the local Boys and Girls Club in their area teaching etiquette and music. She also volunteers at Rocky Mount Academy where she is a GrandFriend to Chinese students who come there to study for 1/2 a year. She and her husband, Sonny, who is President of Smithson, Inc. have established an Engineering Scholarship in their name at Nash Community College, where Sonny is a trustee. They both enjoy traveling and recently enjoyed 3 days as guests of Trinchero Winery in St. Helena, CA. Pell is looking forward to her 50th Reunion at GC.
Kaleigh Hemstock 2016, Greensboro, received a Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration in December of 2018

Marriages

Samuel Brittain Leslie 2016, Greensboro, married Sarah Holt Forman on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Finch Chapel on the Campus of Greensboro College. The Rev. Dr. Robert Brewer, Greensboro College Chaplain and assistant professor of religion, officiated at the wedding. The reception was held in Lea Center of Main Building.

Deaths

Rebecca Royall Hill 1948, passed away on June 25, 2018. OBITUARY
Dorothy Taylor Chidester 1950, passed away on January 20, 2019. OBITUARY
Pat Willet Hall 1950, passed away on January 14, 2019. OBITUARY
Marilu McGerity Thomas 1953, passed away on January 5, 2019. OBITUARY
Linda Brymer Lucas 1961, passed away on January 25, 2019. OBITUARY
Nancy Wilkins Arrington 1963, passed away on January 6, 2019. OBITUARY
Marlana Leonard Clodfelter 1978, passed away on January 11, 2019. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Barbara Lee Spencer 1953, in the passing of her husband, Don Spencer, on January 12, 2019.
Lea Spencer Kirkman 1978, in the passing of her father, Don Spencer, on January 12, 2019.

December 2018 PrideNotes

General

Cindy Loomis Freeman 1971, Williamsburg, VA, retired as director of the Early Childhood Music School in Williamsburg, Virginia and has launched a second career as a writer. She has published two award-winning short stories and three novels with High Tide Publications: UNREVEALED, THE DARK ROOM, and I WANT TO GO HOME.
Deborah Coan Lamm 1973, Matthews, was honored by Charlotte Latin School in October. The school’s on-campus team-challenge course Lamm Hawks Quest is named after Debbie for her vision and promotion of experiential learning to foster collaboration, team building, and active problem solving. Lamm was an administrator at Latin from 1992-2017.
Shelley Jarrad Lombardo 1997, Maryland, Chief Operating Officer of Evergreen Advisors, an investment bank and corporate advisory firm, has been elected to the board of the Cyber Association of Maryland (CAMI). CAMI was established in 2015 to generate sales and jobs through Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. CAMI is Maryland’s only organization dedicated 100% to the growth of Maryland’s cybersecurity industry.

Deaths

Jane Herring Wooten 1939, passed away on December 23, 2018. OBITUARY
Sarah Massey Armstrong 1939, passed away on November 14, 2018.
Lillie Brown Perry 1940, passed away on December 29, 2018. OBITUARY
Elizabeth Gibson Tysor 1941, passed away on September 17, 2018. OBITUARY
Helen Craven Wheeler 1941, passed away on October 11, 2018. OBITUARY
Janella Kirk 1942, passed away on November 29, 2018.
Margaret Weldon Jones 1945, passed away on November 28, 2018. OBITUARY
Keith Pope Webb 1945, passed away on June 26, 2018.
Ann Spargo Withers 1946, passed away on March 27, 2018. OBITUARY
Jacquelyn Pollock Carson 1952, passed away on December 15, 2018. OBITUARY
Carolyn Harris Conarroe 1961, passed away on November 28, 2018. OBITUARY
Rev. William B. Wombough 1966, passed away on December 8, 2018. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Ellen Brown Otterbourg 1948, in the passing of her sister, Lillie Brown Perry 1940, on December 29, 2018.
Josephine Gibson Fisher 1964, in the passing of her aunt, Elizabeth Gibson Tysor 1941, on September 17, 2018.
Marjorie Gibson Whitlock 1969, in the passing of her aunt, Elizabeth Gibson Tysor 1941, on September 17, 2018.
Anne Gibson Tang 1972, in the passing of her aunt, Elizabeth Gibson Tysor 1941, on September 17, 2018.

November 2018 PrideNotes

General

Keya Strudwick 2016, Richmond, Va. is working as a compliance auditor for Satori Solutions.

Engagement

Liz Widenhouse 2015 and Dustin Minnick 2016 were engaged in November of 2018. Dustin is studying chiropractic medicine at Palmer College in Port Orange FL and Liz is in PA school at High Point University in High Point NC.

Deaths

Martha Brady Bruton 1947, passed away on November 17, 2018. OBITUARY
Rebecca Raper Austin 1949, passed away on November 11, 2018. OBITUARY
Hundley Philpott Lowe 1966, passed away on November 22, 2018. OBITUARY
Gary W. Gaupp 1973, passed away on November 12, 2018. OBITUARY
Alexander W. Vander Hoff 2014, passed away on November 14, 2018.

Sympathy Extended To

Mary Martin Hamlin 1947, in the passing of her cousin, Rebecca Raper Austin 1949, on November 11, 2018.
Jennette Thomas 1963, in the passing of her husband, Fred Gunter on August 14, 2018.
Barry A Cain 1967, in the passing of his partner of 16 years, Ennis Milton Owens Jr on November 06, 2017

October 2018 PrideNotes

Mary Sue Warren 1952, Newton Grove, N.C., was honored for her dedicated service to Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Read the article here.

Kay Vass Darling 1980, Richmond, Va., will be a featured artist at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s free public exhibit, titled “Icons Reimagined,” which began Nov. 1, 2018, at William Smith Morton Library, 3406 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, VA 23227. The exhibit will feature oil paintings and collage/mixed-media works by local artist Kay Vass Darling along with books from Morton Library’s collection pertaining to icons, worship, and iconography. The exhibit will be in place through mid-January 2019 and there will be a free gallery talk by the artist at 3 p.m. Nov. 12.

Anne Jones Hurd 1981, Greensboro, has been elected vice chair of the Greensboro War Memorial Commission.

Alison Clayton 2008, Durham, is a finalist on StandUP NBC. Learn more about the show.

Alicia Helms 2018 is serving as Gallery Director Assistant aboard numerous cruise lines carrying the commissioned art represented by Park West Galleries of Michigan and Miami.

Deaths

Ramona Rouse Tucker 1949, Oct. 23, 2018. Obituary.

Eleanor Simms Fink 1951, Sept. 26, 2018. Obituary.

Frances Gaskins Coggin 1968, Oct. 30, 2018. Obituary.

Donna Wishon Munday 2001, Sept. 2, 2018. Obituary.

Sympathy Extended To:

Judith Ward Burwell 1968 in the passing of her husband, Lewis Carter Burwell III, on Feb. 24, 2018.


September 2018 PrideNotes

General

Justin K. Weaks 2012 and Andrew L. Cutler 2008 worked on GLORIA together at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Mitchell Choros 2017, Charlotte, was featured on NBC Charlotte as well as the Carolina Panthers’ official Facebook page for his Panther-themed third-grade classroom at Sterling Elementary School.


August 2018 PrideNotes

General

Holly E. Jeffcoat 1992, Dallas, Texas, was recently selected as the new dean of the Southern Methodist University. Read more about her role.
Samantha F. Kirschner 2018, Greensboro, is the service manager at the new Texas Roadhouse that will be opening in High Point in October 2018.

Deaths

Mary James Barnett 1950 passed away on Aug. 12, 2018. OBITUARY
Harriet Hackett Byrd 1957 passed away on Aug. 18, 2018. OBITUARY

July 2018 PrideNotes

General

Daphne Crissman Trent 1973, Pawleys Island, S.C., sang at Carnegie Hall on April 15 with 270 people from around the world in a performance of “Dreamweaver,” featuring the music of Ola Gjeilo and Dan Forrest.
The Rev. Dr. Timothy S. Moore 1996, Statesville, is the Director of Donor Development at Union Presbyterian Seminary. His second book, “Displaced Persons,” was released in September 2018.
Edward J. Wohlgemuth 2002, Greensboro, has been named the new principal for Kiser Middle School in Greensboro. He had been serving as the principal of Florence Elementary School since 2011.

Deaths

Ruth Bunts Warner 1941 passed away on July 15, 2018. OBITUARY
Peggy Beard Owens 1951 passed away on July 28, 2018. OBITUARY
Ruth Burry McAlister 1962 passed away on June 23, 2018. OBITUARY

June 2018 PrideNotes

General

Andreas J. Mosby 2015, Greensboro, graduated from Elon University School of Law and passed the bar exam on his first attempt.
Dr. Shannon Brown Peeples 1997, Greensboro, has been named the new principal of Cone Elementary.

Deaths

Anne Bennett Powell 1938 passed away on June 7, 2018. OBITUARY
Kathryn Thompson Remmey 1941 passed away on June 18, 2018. OBITUARY
Marian Graham Tidd 1942 passed away on February 27, 2017.
Laura Little Truitt 1944 passed away on June 12, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Frances Pierce Tillman 1945 passed away on December 24, 2017.
Caroline Hill Albritton 1946 passed away on June 16, 2018. OBITUARY
Betsy Cade Close 1946 passed away on June 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Lane Stembridge Travis 1953 passed away on May 29, 2018. OBITUARY
Anne Wilson Holliday 1962 passed away on June 8, 2018. OBITUARY
Thomas M. Vick III 1964 passed away on February 17, 2018. OBITUARY
Dr. John Wanzenried 1964, passed away on January 25, 2017.

Sympathy Extended To

Daphne Dodd Scott 1974, in the passing of her mother, Anne Bennett Powell 1938, on June 7, 2018.

May 2018 PrideNotes

General

Bett Shelby 2006, has been hired as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Women’s Basketball Team. Article.

Marriage

Keith Dozier 1994 married Paula McGarrell on March 31, 2018.

Deaths

Joanne White Schlaginhaufen 1964, passed away on May 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Sara Bruton Wrenn 1945, passed away on February 11, 2018. OBITUARY
Carey R. Barbour 1947, passed away on July 31, 2017. OBITUARY
Mary Jernigan Rose 1948, passed away on April 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Betty Sue Quinton Ramsey 1949, passed away on April 24, 2018. OBITUARY
Virginia Hatch Hickman 1951, passed away on January 9, 2018. OBITUARY
Thelma Moore Troutman 1951, passed away on March 29, 2018. OBITUARY
Carolyn Jones Cheatham 1953, passed away on May 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Ann Fields Padgett 1953, passed away on March 13, 2017. OBITUARY
Jean Tiller Wilkerson 1953, passed away on October 11, 2017. OBITUARY
Gladynell Watkins Elliott 1954, passed away on January 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Esther Brown Young 1954, passed away on June 7, 2017. OBITUARY
Ruth Lynch Purser 1955, passed away on May 3, 2018. OBITUARY
Donald L. Strouth 1981, passed away on May 8, 2018. OBITUARY

April 2018 PrideNotes

General

Deborah Coan Lamm 1973, Matthews, retired in July 2017 from Charlotte Latin School where she has been the Head of Middle School since 1992. She has enjoyed her 39-year career as an English teacher, reading specialist, and principal. She currently serves as a consultant on special projects at Latin where she chaired the design team for the new Latin Fellows Program, a one-year apprenticeship for recent college graduates who are interested in teaching.
Jason B. Williams 1991, McKinney, TX, joined Precision Genetics in January 2018 as the Senior VP of Sales and Operations.
Dr. Patricia Raube Keller 1998, Cincinatti, OH, is a sports adminstration professor at the University of Cincinatti and was named Golden Apple Professor of the year by both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2017-18 academic year.

Deaths

Ola Matlock Smith 1943, passed away on April 25, 2018. OBITUARY
Dorothy Leonard Pickett-Ramsour 1952, passed away on April 14, 2018. OBITUARY
Marilyn Baxley Webb 1953 passed away on April 21, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Frances Colvert Lack 1958, passed away on April 1, 2018. OBITUARY
James P. Radford 1970, passed away on March 24, 2018. OBITUARY
Jessica Starr Guter 1993, passed away on April 12, 2018. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Cecilia Perry Wright 1983, in the death of her husband, Lawrence “Chip” H. Symonds Jr., on April 5, 2018.
Timothy P. Guter 1989, in the passing of his wife, Jessica Starr Guter 1993, on April 12, 2018.

March 2018 PrideNotes

General

Courtney P. Hemphill 1997, Greensboro, is one of sixteen artists awarded a Regional Artist Grant by Arts Greensboro. Article
April N. Hamilton 2006, Greensboro, has taken a position as the Marketing Manager for Window World in North Wilkesboro.
Karestin L. Harrison 2009, Raleigh, is a Technical Theater Director at Cardinal Gibbons High School.
Deaths
Larue Langley Perry 1948, passed away on February 23, 2018. OBITUARY
Sarah Swain Gorrell 1953, passed away on December 23, 2017. OBITUARY
Jane Connelly Hansel 1955, passed away on March 22, 2018. OBITUARY
Nancy Bain Lewis 1956, passed away on March 13, 2018. OBITUARY
Elizabeth Buie Griffin 1957, passed away on March 27, 2018. OBITUARY
Sarah Jo Cates Wall 1962, passed away on February 19, 2018. OBITUARY
Ken S. Anderson Jr. 1963, passed away on March 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Jack B. Hanner 1964, passed away on March 16, 2018. OBITUARY
Sheila Woodard Scott 1982, passed away on March 8, 2018. OBITUARY

Sympathy Extended To

Martha Buie Tyson 1954, in the passing of her sister, Elizabeth Buie Griffin 1957, on March 27, 2018.
Louise Anderson McLeod 1961, in the passing of her husband, Norman “Bud” McLeod, on January 30, 2018.

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