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March 2018 PrideNotes
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.
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.
February 2018 PrideNotes
Deborah Frances Lynch 1975, Mebane, is now an EC (exceptional children) Teacher Assistant at C.W. Stanford Middle School in Hillsborough, NC.
Marco A. Figueroa 2016, is working as a producer for L Group Productions Inc. in New York, NY.
William S. Ludwig 1968 passed away on December 27, 2009. OBITUARY
Henrietta Hines Harelson 1940, passed away on January 27, 2018. OBITUARY
Sadie Wolfe Byerly 1942, passed away on February 27, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Jo Harris Bell 1955, passed away on January 12, 2018.
Diane Suttles Houston 1966, passed away on November 15, 2017. OBITUARY
Sharon Philpott Williamson 1975, passed away on February 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Karen A. Cribbin 1980, passed away on February 22, 2018. OBITUARY
Gene Carey 1981, passed away on February 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Samantha Bryant Fincannon 2005, passed away on February 12, 2018.
Sympathy Extended To
Susan Byerly Morris Adams 1969, in the passing of her mother, Sadie Wolfe Byerly 1942, on February 27, 2018.
Joshua J. Fincannon 2005, in the passing of his wife, Samantha Bryant Fincannon 2005, on February 12, 2018.
January 2018 PrideNotes
Dr. Linda Padgett Hollandsworth 1969, Wilmington, has established a scholarship that will benefit women athletes at Costal Carolina University. The financial gift from Hollandsworth, distinguished professor emerita of English and journalism, will cover the cost of summer school tuition annually for a member of the women’s basketball team. To be eligible for the scholarship, recipients must display financial need, be in good academic standing and positively represent the women’s basketball program. Article.
Tonya Mauldin Cassidy 1997, Statesville, has headed The Arc of Southside for nearly seven years, took a step up to lead the state office, The Arc of Virginia, starting Jan.1. The group advocates for the rights and equal inclusion of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. But her new position will enable her to make an even bigger difference from the Richmond-based state office, she said. Read the full article here.
Lee A. Mitchell 2003, Madison, has been hired as the new Executive Director to oversee the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center.
Dr. Patricia Raube Keller 1998, Cincinnati, OH, is now the head women’s lacrosse coach at Cincinnati Christian University. Her husband is the offensive coordinator for their football team!
Chalise Dark Hammie 2013, Greensboro, is now the assistant softball coach at Greensboro College.
Daniel Longworth 2014, Mebane, was the featured speaker at the Senior Salute dinner. He spoke to the senior class about preparing for life after graduation.
Blaine Vachieri 2014, Raleigh, is a Mobile Truck Manager at Single Source Inc.
Samantha Brinton Vachieri 2014, Raleigh, is an Account Specialist with Enterprise Holdings.
Braedon Jewett 2017, Fairfax, Virgina, is in the police academy for Fairfax County, Virginia.
Matthew Romanowski 2017, Syracuse, NY, is in customer support for Sidearm Sports which is used by many colleges and universities for their athletics homepage, including GC!
Samantha Brinton 2014 and Blaine Vachieri 2014, were married on May 28, 2017.
Frances Tillman McCarver 1947, passed away on January 14, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Patelidas Mann 1951, passed away on January 3, 2018. OBITUARY
Carolyn Evans Hart 1953, passed away on January 4, 2018. OBITUARY
Lou Harbison Kelbaugh 1954, passed away on January 19, 2018. OBITUARY
Patricia Wright Brower 1955, passed away on January 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Joanne LaPrade Johnson 1956, passed away on January 22, 2018. OBITUARY
Elizabeth Taylor Vickroy 1965, passed away on December 25, 2017. OBITUARY
G. Stephen Henley 1973, passed away on January 16, 2018. OBITUARY
Sympathy Extended To
Janice Hart Tedford 1956, in the passing of her sister-in-law, Carolyn Evans Hart 1953, on January 4, 2018.
Nancy Thrasher Joyce 1963, in the passing of her sister, Anne Thrasher Rakestraw 1954, on January 22, 2018.
Eleanor Brower Fitzgerald 1989, in the passing of her mother, Patricia Wright Brower 1955, on January 10, 2018.
December 2017 PrideNotes
Bess Edwards-Sawyer 1975, Goldsboro, has retired after 36 years as a musician in the United Methodist Church. Article
Rev. Fred A. Davie Jr. 1978, Long Island City, NY, serves as the Executive Vice President for the Union Theological Seminary located in New York City, which prepares students to serve the church and society. The Civilian Complaint Review Board has welcomed Frederick Davie as Acting Chair.
C. Ray Shatley Jr. 1992, Thomasville, presented on notable artist Pablo Picasso at Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton. He holds a Master of Arts in History from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Greensboro College. He has lectured at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford Technical Community College, and Davidson County Community College
Eloise Taylor Ward 1949, passed away on December 22, 2017. OBITUARY
Sympathy Extended To
Cindy Robinson Joseph 1959 in the passing of her sister.