Class Notes: Updated Nov. 2017
Lynda Lippard (re’ 62) and John Cock (’60) have relocated from Greensboro, NC, to Davidson, NC, to be near family. They enjoy this small walkable college town. They are involved with extended family and community. John continues his daily “Journey Reflection” blog now in its 13th year at www.reJourney.blogspot.com, which focuses on ecumenical spirituality and care of the Earth. Son in Davidson is SE director of Alta walkable/biking communities; and son in Seville, Spain, has Air B&B that houses ten/contact us for details.
Class of 1965
Judge Jerry Beck is retiring from his position of Sullivan County Criminal Court Judge. A Kingsport native, and Dobyns Bennett graduate, Judge Beck has had a career in law in his home community for 50 years. He graduated from law school at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1969. He was a lawyer for five years in Kingsport before becoming assistant district attorney for Sullivan County in 1972. In 1993, Gov. Ned McWherter appointed Beck to the bench to replace Judge George Garrett. According to coworkers, his absolute favorite thing to talk about is Emory & Henry football! Read more about Beck’s retirement in the Kingsport Times.
Class of 1967
Edward Boye (’67) has moved to Davidson, NC, and loves the college and town.
Class of 1968
Ben Jennings was honored by Abingdon’s Barter Theatre in May of 2017 with a stone bearing his name on the Barter Theatre Walk of Fame. He was honored for his years of support of both Barter Theatre and arts in the region. He has served as President of William King Museum of Art, President of Virginia Highlands Festival, Co-Chair of A! Magazine for the Arts, board member of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire, and as the Committee Chair for Washington County Library’s Friends of the Library meet the authors series entitled Sunday with Friends. He was also the person responsible for the Arts Array series in the region sponsored by Virginia Highlands Community College and in partnership with Emory & Henry College.
Class of 1969
Beth McCoy: In April 2017, “Celtic Suite,” a commissioned work written by MECCA Director Emerita Beth Perkinson McCoy (Class of 1969), was performed by Bella Voce, the women’s chorus of the Highlands Youth Ensemble (HYE), and accompanied by The Paramount Chamber Players. The HYE is the high school choir of the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy (MECCA). In the words of MECCA’s Artistic Director, Jane Morison, “This was an amazing concert series that both performers and audiences enjoyed immensely!” Please contact McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a video recording of the concert. Additionally, in May, McCoy was honored by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire (AAME) as one of its Arts Achievement Award winners. AAME’s A! Magazine for the Arts article states, “The winners were chosen from a diverse and talented group of individuals from across the region. Each of the winners made a significant contribution to the arts in our community, not just as artists, but also as inspirations and mentors to other artists.” McCoy was honored for her “huge influence on local musicians, her compositions, her myriad students, her 41 years of teaching, and for revitalizing the East Tennessee Children’s Choir (ETCC) and growing it into the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy.” Under McCoy’s direction, the ETCC was selected as the premier professional regional choir to sing in the American Composers Forum “Continental Harmony” Millennium Project. While under her baton, the MECCA choirs also performed annually with area symphonies, at the Biltmore Estate each Christmas, in Carnegie Hall, and twice in Hungary, first to compete in the 21st International Chamber Choir Competition and later to return as honored guests of the city of Pécs the year it was named the European Capital of Culture. Published compositions include her setting of “The Snow Lay on the Ground,” recorded by Gloriae Dei Cantores and published by Hinshaw. McCoy is married to Dr. Joseph H. McCoy, an E&H associate professor of chemistry for 32 years. Retired now, they live in Abingdon, Virginia, and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchild.
Dr. William Van Dyke, Jr. was honored in April 2016 by the Centra Foundation of Lynchburg, Virginia, at the Sackett Heart Ball. This honor is for a physician who has worked diligently assisting patients in Central Virginia in their fight against heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease. The Sacket Heart Fund was created to honor Dr. Charles Sackett who was the first cardiologist in Lynchburg, Virginia. The fund was established by the Cardiovascular Group of the Centra Stroobants Heart Center and is managed by the Centra Foundation. Dr. Van Dyke was born and raised in Tazewell, Virginia, and attended East Tennessee State University, the Medical College of Virginia, and the University of Virginia. He has practiced cardiology since 1982 and has recently retired. He and his wife Pat have two daughters and a son.
Class of 1971
Richard Groover is now Dr. Groover, having just earned his PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, is a fellow with the Virginia Academy of Science, and is a former member of the Governor’s Climate Commission. See a story about Richard on the E&H alumni webpage.
Jim Snead recently celebrated 25 years as a Ford Motor Company Dealer. He and Vicki Hatcher Snead (’71) live in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read more on the webpage…
Class of 1972
Joe Shortt was inducted into the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Virginia’s Hall of Fame in 2017. Read the whole story on the E&H alumni webpage.
Class of 1973
Edward “Eddie” Fiferis the Virginia Education Association-Retired President. He was elected in 2014 for a two-year term and was re-elected in 2016. His term will end July 31, 2018.
Class of 1974
Rev. Michael Lyle is retired from the ordained ministry and has been traveling and writing. His poems and essays have been published in various magazines and journals, including Hummingbird magazine. Find him at michaellylewriter.com
Lucille (Luci) Wright is now a retired elementary school librarian. She is an active volunteer for her church and the community, and enjoys traveling, hiking and canoeing.
Class of 1975
Dr. Michael Austin has been singing with the Semper Opera Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Munich National Theatre, Gran Theater Geneva, and Frankfurt Alte Opera. In the 2017 season he will sing with Bari Opera in Italy, Tel Aviv Opera, and will debut with Royal Opera House Covent Garden in England.
Allen Brague is a supports coordinator-intellectual disabilities at the Lenape Valley Foundation.
Class of 1978
Doug Hinson is excited to share that he has a new Grandson!
Class of 1981
Lisa Countiss returned to her home state and to Knoxville, TN, where she has lived and worked for nearly thirty years, after a three year hiatus in the area of Vero Beach, FL. Lisa is retired from the Dunaway Law Firm, where she supervised a small staff of attorneys in the appellate division of the firm, preparing cases for argument before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court, as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate level. Earlier in her career she served for nearly nine years as the Regional Coordinator of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, supervising 33 counties and three offices in East Tennessee. The Tennessee Human Rights Commission contracts with the EEOC to process the majority of their complaints of discrimination in employment, investigating and making findings of fact and of law, or mediating complaints based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability and religion. This agency was also charged with investigating complaints of Housing and Lending discrimination, where familial status (having children) is added as a protected class. Her duties also included speaking, training, conducting seminars and consulting with businesses and local, state and federal agencies to educate about discrimination, diversity, the interplay of labor laws and what are reasonable accommodations under the ADA. Ms. Countiss now enjoys swimming almost daily, volunteering for area churches and social justice causes, as well as raising yet another Schnauzer pup, Chloe.
Class of 1982
Phillip Garrett has just published a book entitled, The Chronicles of a Sophisticated Redneck. To which he says, “Surprise! Most of my fraternity brothers are astounded I have a Library of Congress Control Number!” He says the book is “mostly silly, with a few serious chapters” and mentions Emory & Henry because it was such a big part of his life. It is available through Amazon.
Karen Ruble is the manager of the biocompatibility team at Apple. “To put it simply, my team reviews the materials that will have prolonged skin contact in our products to ensure that they are safe for consumer use.” She is living in Scotts Valley, CA.
Class of 1983
Pam Kestner is the former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is now serving as the Deputy Director of Housing with the Department of Housing and Community Development in Richmond.
Class of 1984
Clark Chambers is now working at NASCO as Technical Consultant supporting CareFirst, Maryland and Washington DC’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Carrier.
Class of 1985
Dewey Lusk has been named the head football coach at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia.
Sherry May Sullivan recently completed 33 years of teaching in Buchanan County, Virginia, and has relocated to Tazewell County, Virginia. She and her husband (now deceased) have one daughter, Kristen Sullivan Mitchell, who is a teacher in Tazewell County.
Class of 1986
Rev. Bradley Scott is the senior pastor at Trenton United Methodist Church in Trenton, Georgia.
Class of 1990
Liz Nulton earned her Master of Science degree from College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Campbell University in 2011. She is now an international auditor with GlaxoSmithKline, and has conducted audits in over two dozen countries across five continents for GKS’s licensing partners, local operating companies, and external service providers. In 2016, she taught Pharmaceutical Compliance and Quality Assurance to grad students at Campbell University. As an adjunct professor, she also gives gests lectures. Several years ago she was elected to the position of publicity chair of the North Carolina Chapter of Society of Quality Assurance. She lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband, son and dogs.
Class of 1991
Major Warner has been named a 2017 recipient of the Good Scout Award. The Good Scout Award was established to honor Roland Irvin Tapscott, a Marine of WWII wo was one of the first African-Americans in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Tapscott also played an important role in ending racial segregation in the Fauquier County Schools and local restaurants. For his good work, Mr. Tapscott received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012. Winners of this honor are selected based on their daily demonstration of the scouting principles embodied in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Major has been serving as principal of the relatively new Kettle Run High School in Fauquier County, Virginia, but was recently selected to serve as assistant superintendent for the county.
Class of 1993
Jonathan Jonas and wife, Suzanne, welcomed their fifth child on June 20, 2017. Josie Blair Jonas joins older siblings Grace, Brett, Micah, and Sage. Jonathan is senior pastor at State Street United Methodist Church and serves as a trustee for Emory & Henry College.
Michael McGinn, in June 2016, coached his son’s U9 All-Star Soccer Team to the championship of the Fairfax Police Youth Club Soccer Tournament.
Class of 1994
Matt Hankins (’94) serves as assistant town manager of the Town of Rocky Mount, Va., where he also serves as chief executive officer of the Harvester Performance Center, a 500-seat music, theatre and comedy venue. Hankins has led the Harvester since its conception in 2011, and its huge economic impact on the community led it to the 2016 Southern Economic Development Council’s community development award for communities of 5,000 and under, a major award covering the 17 southeastern states. The Harvester hosts 175 acts annually, and has hosted performances from the late Merle Haggard, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Theory of a Dead Man, Government Mule, the Bacon Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, The Mavericks, Marty Stuart and many more. Visitors have come to Rocky Mount from 44 states and 14 foreign countries in the venue’s first three years. See the schedule at harvester-music.com. Hankins also just completed his 25th season as the stadium voice of Emory & Henry football while renovating a new home to Wood Grains, an Amish furniture and gift store owned and operated by Dulcie Webster Hankins (’95).
Class of 1996
Robyn Crusselle Evans has been named one of the 2017 Golden Apple Award winners. The honor is given to educators in the Albemarle County region of Virginia. Golden Apple celebrates performance excellence and curriculum innovations. Teachers are nominated by principals, colleague, parents and students, and nominees are reviewed by an independent panel.
Bryan Cook is living in Key West and is the Employee Services Director for Monroe County.
Class of 1997
Dr. Mark Oliver, DPT, ATC, CSCS, CPed, is owner of Pro 1 Therapy Services in Bluefield Va.
Sherri Hale Tharpe is working as a Digital Learning Coach at Valle Crucis School in Watauga County, N.C.
Class of 1998
Dr. Eric Drummond Smith is in his ninth year of teaching at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and he is currently writing two books: one on East Asian models of regime change and the other on major documents of American foreign policy. He serves as Speaker of the Beta Lambda Zeta Alumni Association and shows his art regularly in the region. Stay tuned for an upcoming show in Montreal.
Jason Delp has stepped down as Abingdon High School’s head softball coach in order to serve as assistant softball coach at Emory & Henry.
Class of 1999
Rev. Patti Sufficool Money is living in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she is the pastor of Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Class of 2000
Carrie Lynn Adams Alexander is a health and wellness coach with Ignite Life Health and Wellness Coaching LLC. She helps people step into the “best version of themselves, specifically working with clients to reduce stress and feel good inside their body and out.” As a health coach she is a “Master of habit change with a specific system complete with support and accountability to meet each client where they are.” Check out her website at: www.ignitelifehealthcoach.com
Stephanie Bramble Beeken and Adam Beeken (’02) announce the birth of a son, Maximilian Beeken, born January 24, 2017.
Eric McClure (’00) and his wife, Miranda, announce the birth of a daughter, Melania Kentleigh McClure. She joins 6 sisters.
Beth Nacrelli is employed as a Utilization Specialist/Admissions at Liberty Point Behavioral Healthcare, a residential treatment center for adolescent males.
Nikki Hay Morrison (’00) announces the birth of a son, William “Will” Russell Morrison, born October 14, 2016. He joins a big brother Colling (7 years old) and a big sister Susanna (4 years old).
Class of 2001
Tracy Lewis has been named a partner with BDO USA, LLP – one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations. She will be responsible for providing audit and accounting consultation and attestation services to assist clients in complying with their U.S. General Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards financial reporting responsibilities, as well as the evaluation of internal controls, financial reporting, and employee benefit plan audits. Previously, Tracy was an Assurance Director in the firm’s Richmond Office. She also co-chairs BDO’s Women Inclusion Network and chairs the BDO Flex Initiative in the firm’s Richmond office. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and William & Mary’s Mason Accounting Programs Board. She is also president-elect of the National Association of Women Business Owners Richmond Foundation board of directors. She was recently named by BDO as an “Extraordinary Woman,” and has been working with an E&H accounting student.
Robert W. Thomas-Garcia was named United States Consul General to Montreal, Canada. For a three-year term beginning in September 2017, he is responsible for representing the United States to the local government and civil society, and coordinating all U.S. Government activities in the district. Mr. Thomas-Garcia is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and has previously served in Canada, Mexico, Mauritania, and Côte d’Ivoire. He has also had four different postings at the headquarters of the Department of State in Washington, DC. Most recently, he directed the 24/7 “Watch” in the State Department Operations Center, the Secretary of State’s crisis management and all-source intelligence and information hub. He is accompanied in Montreal by his husband Juan Garcia-Thomas, and their rescue mutt, Mr. Spock.
Class of 2002
Christopher Endicott is leaving Duke after 11 years and will be going to work for the College of William and Mary as Director of Direct Marketing for the office of Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement and Annual Giving.
Karen Gilmer was featured on the American Electric Power employee website as part of their Women’s History Month coverage in March 2017. They described Karen thusly: “Gilmer holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, in chemistry and biology, both from Emory & Henry College, and a Master of Science degree in environmental science and engineering from Virginia Tech. An Appalachian Power employee for more than five years, she also has licensing or certification as a wastewater works operator and waste management facility operator, HAZWOPER first responder operations level, hazardous materials technician, and Class A/B underground storage tank operator. She is chair of the Board of Directors of the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable (UTRR), and is chair and international board member of Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP), Southwest Virginia/ Northeast Tennessee Chapter. She is a member of Virginia Master Naturalists and the Southwest Virginia Solid Waste Management Association.” When asked how she became interested in her career, Karen gave a little nod to nature as well as Emory & Henry. “I have had a love of the outdoors and nature for as long as I can remember. I spent much of my youth hiking and camping in the local mountains. I didn’t realize my love for science until I began classes at Emory & Henry College. Upon graduation, I realized I wasn’t quite ready to join the ‘real world,’ so I decided to combine my love of nature and science and pursued a post-graduate degree. Finding my career at Appalachian Power was a perfect match for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work here.”
Heather Jenkins was married on October 22, 2016, and is now Heather Jenkins Smith.
Brooklyn Sawyers was married to Lamont Belk in January of 2017. In the fall they were proud to announce the birth of a baby, Joseph Matthew, who joins a big sister, Tressany.
Becky Todd Swanger and Michael Swanger announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney James Swanger.
Class of 2003
Jessica Cassell Barnett and Andrew Barnett (’05) announce the birth of a daughter Landon Cassell Barnett, born Dec. 23, 2016.
Susan McConnell Fisher and John announce the birth of Alexandra Bellemont Fisher, born July 2017.
Stephanie Armbrister Strutner and Matt Strutner (’02) announce the birth of a daughter, Blair Grantham Strutner, born January 13, 2017.
Andy Winz and Michelle have welcomed “the newest mini Wasp” to the family. Samantha Marie Winz was born in June of 2017.
Class of 2004
Melissa Keller Foster recently bought a new home and has a virtual business. Her daughter, Emory, is in kindergarten.
Hannah Gilman Hill and Rev. Josh Hill (’03) announce the birth of a son, Noah Leonid Hill, born Dec. 23, 2016.
Dr. Jonathan Ledger is the 2017 recipient of the Alumni Connections Enrichment Award at the University of the Ozarks. He is using the cash prize to help offset costs of the College’s Chamber Singers’ spring tour.
Jessica Snapp Roberts announces the birth of a daughter, Emma Clair Roberts Born Nov. 3, 2016.
Sara Peters Schill and Jonathan Schill (’05) announce the birth of a son, Johnathan Owen Schill, born Dec. 24, 2016.
Class of 2005
Ashley Anderson is the Northern California Regional Admissions Representative for The University of Alabama.
Leah Boardwine and Noah Wilson were married on January 21, 2017. They reside in Roanoke.
Amy Hensley and Beau Blevins were married on August 6, 2016.
Class of 2006
Ann Ryan Driscoll and Sam Driscoll (’04) announce the birth of Wyatt Ryan Driscoll, born May of 2017.
Marc and Holly Halstead (’05) Fitzwater welcomed a son on Dec. 26, 2016. William “Liam” Allen Fitzwater joins sisters Madison and Isabelle.
Ashley Turnmire married Roy Dory in October of 2016.
Jaima Beth Walton and Caleb Carlton were married May 5, 2013. They announce the birth of Mica Cole Carlton, born April of 2017.
Class of 2007
Tyler Haslam is married to the former Marla Jeter and the couple have one son, Will, born in 2013 and another son, Luke, due in October of 2017. Tyler graduated from Ohio Northern University-Pettit College of Law in 2010. He practiced law in Huntington, West Virginia, for almost four years before joining the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Officer. He is currently assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Brad Jones has been appointed as the head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis programs at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. He has previously served as the tennis pro at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia, and as Director of Tennis at the Darnestown Swim and Tennis Club in Darnestown, Maryland, and as assistant tennis coach at the River Falls Swim and Tennis Club in Potomac, Maryland. While serving as head coach at Abingdon High School, he was named the 2009 Southwest District Tennis Coach of the Year.
Rachel Lewis married Jonathan Zachry Hutcherson on October 18, 2014. She and Zach are in the accounting firm Henderson Hutcherson and McCullough.
Jessie Turner Son and her husband, Engin, welcomed a daughter on Feb. 25, 2017. Oya Paige Son joins a brother, Ela, and a sister, Arya.
Class of 2008
Matthew Assenat is a CPA working in the audit practice of the regional accounting firm Cherry Bekaert in Roanoke, Virginia.
Nate Griffith has completed a 5-year journey in the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office and is now in the Roanoke County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.
Adam Taylor is the manager of the Catawba Sustainability Center, a 377-acre property in the Catawba Valley devoted to environmental education activities. It is a collaboration between Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Roanoke County.
Joel Font and his family have moved to the Albany, New York, area as Joel has accepted a promotion to Radiological Controls Instructor with Huntington Ingalls Industries. Joel and Kimberly have welcomed a son to the family: Tiberius Pythagorus Font was born December of 2015.
Chris Anama-Green finished his MAT in Spanish Education in December of 2016 at Morehead State University. He was awarded his Rank I status in July 2017. He is teaching Spanish in Harlan County High School and is president of the Kentucky chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. He is also a board member of the Kentucky World Language Association and is active in the Kentucky Education Association. He is now an EdD candidate through University of the Cumberlands.
Jillian Lewis Gravely just added a baby girl to the family in December of 2016! Their son is currently 3 and 1/2 years old. “We’ve enjoyed watching my husband’s brother (Ryan Gravley ’17) play basketball for the past four years and are looking forward to football season!” Photo is a big family photo during basketball season.
Nikki Helton is a registered nurse at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Watch for a feature story.
Josh Myers is the president and owner of his company, EMM Financial Services, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C.
Emily Thomas married Anthony Luciano in May of 2013. She is owner of Lucky Dee Communications.
Zaneta Tutu and Greg Hamlin (’06) announce the birth of Adjoa Maria, born May of 2017.
Stephen Woodward and Katy Woodward announce the birth of a son Elliott Douglas Woodward, born January 25, 2017.
Class of 2009
Amanda Bentz married Robert Nagel, Jr. on Nov. 12, 2014.
Michael Bobal is working as a translator and English teacher at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Sara Gearheart is the Children and Youth Director and Social Media Administrator for Reynolds Memorial UMC in Bristol, Va.
Micah Morris is living in Richmond and is the fundraising director for Democratic Senators in the state Senate. On April 1, 2017, she married Kenneth Rebella.
Abigail Roush Quintong and husband James announce the birth of a son, Jack Patrick Quintong, born March 2017.
Class of 2010
Jessica Williams Stone is teaching at Pulaski County High School.
Daniel and Tessa Pulaski Guinn have welcomed their newest daughter: Mallory Ruth Guinn, born Nov. 2016. She joins an older sister, Emelyn.
Mwenda Kazadi runs a boutique advisory firm in Liberia called Impact Advisory Services which specializes in agricultural finance, digital finance, and small medium business lending and investing.
Michael Pennington and Amanda Hurley (’08) were married on Nov. 12, 2016.
Dustin Rexrode was married July 2016 and bought a house in Mount Solon, Virginia, in 2017.
Class of 2011
Brian Bush is the head football coach and a teacher at Warren County High School in Virginia.
Samantha Crompton works for Leidos as a procurement logistician. Leidos is an engineering firm, and she works with a team that is subcontracted through the US Department of Defense.
Michelle Hindmon has moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She works for Blackbaud. “I would love to meet up with any E&H alumni in the area!”
Samantha Jones Jackson got married at Emory & Henry in 2016 and then moved across country for new careers in Louisiana. She’s working as a chemist for Sasol.
Caroline Lawless has accepted a position as marketing coordinator with Atlantic Retail Properties and has opened her own photography and graphic design business.
Jordan Loupe and wife Callie announce the birth of a daughter, Minnie Lane Loupe, born June 15, 2017.
Caroline Mitchell and Travis Sullins (’10) were married on August 27, 2016.
Lindsey Thurman married Barry Shelton on July 9, 2016. They welcomed a daughter, Lena Jean, in May of 2017.
Class of 2012
Devin Adkins and Matthew Ogburn (’13) were married April 30, 2016.Sarah Triplett Farris and husband
Michael and Sarah Triplett Farris have relocated to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, as Michael continues his career in the Marine Corps.
Emily Findley recently married Christopher Hawkins on August 12, 2017. They were married at Rockwood Manor in Dublin, Virginia, which is owned by alumna Sarah Blakemore Drummond-Schell (E&H ’49). The photo is a cadre of E&H friends who were at the wedding.
Rachel Fogg is the Veteran’s Outreach Coordinator in ETSU’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs. She does marketing and recruitment.
Pip Simon (aka Ashley Haines) is a filmmaking teacher in Washington, DC, and is a professional SFX makeup artist and filmmaker. She operates the YouTube channel Geek On Your Sleeve.
Zach Hupp and Olivia announce the birth of a daughter, Lennox Harper Hupp, born September, 2016.
Dr. Laura Lacey has accepted a position with Holston Medical Group as a pharmacist at the HMG Primary Care at Medical Plaza in Kingsport, Tennessee. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Samantha Hobbs Rosenbaum and Todd announce the birth of Edward “Bram” Rosenbaum, born June of 2017. He joins a big brother, Coy.
Class of 2013
Kayla Clark married William Whitson on September 16, 2017.
Fallon Walker Grinstead is in her fifth year of teaching and her ninth year of coaching volleyball at Chilhowie Middle School. In 2014-15 she helped created the Health and Physical Education curriculum for Smyth County Schools and in 2016 she was honored as Teacher of the Year for her school. In 2015 and 2016 the Chilhowie JV Volleyball team has won the Mountain West Conference Championship. She says her overall goal for physical education is to “help each student find something active they enjoy.”
Megan Kitten and Will Copenhaver (’15) were married on June 10, 2017.
Michael Shipley and Nicolette have had their first child, Elizabeth Lynn Shipley, born Dec. 7, 2016.
Julie Werth and Hunter Lapiska were married in the Emory & Henry Memorial Chapel on Feb. 18, 2017.
Matt Williams had a great story of keeping in touch: “Madison Williams and I had lunch with former E&H Men’s Basektball Coach Jarrell Christian in Oklahoma City while on a cross country trip from Washington DC to Glendate, CA. You never know who you’ll run into out there!”
Class of 2014
Ashlie Caldwell and Zach Santolla were married on May 28, 2016. Zach is assistant football coach and Ashlie is sports information director for the University of Charleston Athletics in West Virginia.
Blaine Hancock is teaching math at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA. His principal is Jon Crutchfield (’91).
Class of 2015
Harrison Austin has graduated from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom with a Master of Science degree in Medical Virology. He is working as a research assistant at The University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health, researching Sub-Saharan African strains of HIV and HIV testing.
Olivia Chappelear has joined the admissions staff at Emory & Henry College. She was formerly with child protective services in Russell County, Va.
Kristan Funkhouser is working at Eastman Credit Union in Kingsport and working toward her MBA through King University.
Mary Grace Hankins married Matthew Bouldin at Carolina Beach, NC, August 27, 2016. She is completing her second year of at UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Amanda Holman is teaching third grade in Washington County Virginia. She and Justin Gobble (’17) were married July 15, 2017.
Brittney Horn married Robbie Gaines and they are living in Bluefield, W.V.
Jake McNabb is Assistant Director of Annual Fund Initiatives in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Duke University.
Lillian Minix is serving as the full-time graphic and web coding designer for the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council in Roanoke, Virginia. Click here to read a feature story.
Tamasin Swoap has married Easton Reynolds and is now teaching at her former high school.
Class of 2016
Belen Couk and John Duggins were married May 27, 2017.
Nora Davis is the Communications and Events Coordinator for the Kingsport (Tennessee) Chamber of Commerce.
Nathan Fishell has moved to Cincinnati to become an Account Executive for the Hearst Corporation’s NBC Affiliate, WLWT.
Class of 2017
Paul Cozens is working for CGI Communications, an advertising and marketing company headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Alexandra Hooper is a land conservation assistant at the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
Tristen Pennington is working for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the greater Portland, Oregon, area.
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- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/899-eamphs-role-in-the-space-race"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,111,1200,1309/6557_Rusty_Young.rev.1563464303.jpg" alt="Dr. Rusty Young, E&H Class of 1927. This E&H math and physics professor was the catalyst ..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,111,1200,1309/6557_Rusty_Young.rev.1563464303.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,111,1200,1309/6557_Rusty_Young.rev.1563464303.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="1198"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/899-eamphs-role-in-the-space-race">E&H’s Role in the Space Race</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">As the US celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, let’s remember our E&H alumni who were part of the success. <a href="/live/news/899-eamphs-role-in-the-space-race" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1564-gary-pattison-keeps-watch-over-the-animals"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/248,0,864,616/9155_GRP_providingtechsupport.rev.1608130051.jpg" alt="Gary Pattison Emory & Henry Class of 1998" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="616" data-max-h="616"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1564-gary-pattison-keeps-watch-over-the-animals">Gary Pattison Keeps Watch Over the Animals</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Gary would never sleep on the job…except that one time. <a href="/live/news/1564-gary-pattison-keeps-watch-over-the-animals" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1037-dr-lee-wheeler-honored-by-the-virginia-community"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/6,9,190,193/7100_wheeler.rev.1571864387.jpg" alt="Dr. Lee Wheeler, E&H Class of '74, back row left." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="184" data-max-h="184"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1037-dr-lee-wheeler-honored-by-the-virginia-community">Dr. Lee Wheeler Honored by the Virginia Community College System</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Dr. Wheeler (E&H ’74), and wife, Anne, were awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. <a href="/live/news/1037-dr-lee-wheeler-honored-by-the-virginia-community" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/609-judi-and-steves-love-story-was-worth-the-wait"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1338,1225/5751_44361863_281480005807290_2386448545948368896_n.rev.1544663679.jpg" alt="Judi Kyle August and Steve Crabtree are all smiles." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1338,1225/5751_44361863_281480005807290_2386448545948368896_n.rev.1544663679.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1338,1225/5751_44361863_281480005807290_2386448545948368896_n.rev.1544663679.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1338" data-max-h="1225"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/609-judi-and-steves-love-story-was-worth-the-wait">Judi and Steve’s Love Story Was Worth the Wait</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">It’s a story of romance…and perfect timing…and football <a href="/live/news/609-judi-and-steves-love-story-was-worth-the-wait" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/76-from-cervesa-to-service"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1152/655_EHCITY_Oregon_2017.rev.1506450342.jpg" alt="Sarah Gillman Whitney and Jo Ann English organized an E&H in the City event in Oregon." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1152/655_EHCITY_Oregon_2017.rev.1506450342.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1152/655_EHCITY_Oregon_2017.rev.1506450342.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1152"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/76-from-cervesa-to-service">From Cervesa to Service</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">These two alumni found each other at an E&H in the City event in Oregon…and learned they had similar service passions! <a href="/live/news/76-from-cervesa-to-service" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1124-mark-lambert-is-a-director-of-university-relations"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,65,591,656/7342_12310066_10206869379466516_4836748579665315978_o.rev.1579024931.jpg" alt="Mark Lambert, E&H Class of 1995" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="591" data-max-h="591"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1124-mark-lambert-is-a-director-of-university-relations">Mark Lambert is a Director of University Relations for Radford University Carilion</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The merger of Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Radford University was approved in the summer of 2019. <a href="/live/news/1124-mark-lambert-is-a-director-of-university-relations" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1625-dr-eric-coley-receives-award-and-a-new-title"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,28,600,629/9359_Eric_Coley.rev.1612291212.jpg" alt="Dr. Eric Coley, E&H Class of 2004." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="600" data-max-h="601"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1625-dr-eric-coley-receives-award-and-a-new-title">Dr. Eric Coley Receives Award and a New Title</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Dr. Coley has received recognition for his hard work just before taking over as chair of the Physical Therapy program at the E&H School of Health Sciences. <a href="/live/news/1625-dr-eric-coley-receives-award-and-a-new-title" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"/><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1137-obituaries-updated-february-2020">Obituaries Updated February 2020</a></h4></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1645-dr-james-duchamp-honored-by-eamph-alumni"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/3,43,565,605/9430_jim_duchamp.rev.1613744599.jpg" alt="Dr. James Duchamp, Emory & Henry Chemistry Department" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="562" data-max-h="562"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1645-dr-james-duchamp-honored-by-eamph-alumni">Dr. James Duchamp Honored by E&H Alumni Association</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Dr. James Duchamp is the 2021 recipient of the James A. Davis Faculty Award, granted annually by the E&H Alumni Association. (<a href="https://www.ehc.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-awards/">Read more about E&H Alumni Awards.)</a> <a href="/live/news/1645-dr-james-duchamp-honored-by-eamph-alumni" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/572-class-notes-updated-fall-2018"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/454,1152,2310,3008/5629_Debbie_Robinson.rev.1541624931.jpg" alt="Debbie Robinson, son Kristopher, and Eve Solomon during Homecoming 2018." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/454,1152,2310,3008/5629_Debbie_Robinson.rev.1541624931.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/454,1152,2310,3008/5629_Debbie_Robinson.rev.1541624931.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1856" data-max-h="1856"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/572-class-notes-updated-fall-2018">Class Notes, Updated Fall 2018</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Keep up with news of your fellow alumni <a href="/live/news/572-class-notes-updated-fall-2018" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1184-real-virtual-support-during-an-unprecedented-time"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,230,291,522/7893_ana_owens.rev.1585765282.jpg" alt="Ana Owens, E&H Class of 2012 (left), with some college friends on the E&H campus." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="291" data-max-h="292"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1184-real-virtual-support-during-an-unprecedented-time">Real-Virtual Support During an Unprecedented Time</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">E&H Alumna, Ana Owens devises a way to support of out-of-work restaurant workers. <a href="/live/news/1184-real-virtual-support-during-an-unprecedented-time" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/843-decorated-french-teacher-lindsay-pulfer-langett"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2053,2407/6382_lindsey_l.rev.1558464642.jpg" alt="Lindsey Pulfer Langett, E&H Class of 2009" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2053,2407/6382_lindsey_l.rev.1558464642.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2053,2407/6382_lindsey_l.rev.1558464642.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2053" data-max-h="2407"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/843-decorated-french-teacher-lindsay-pulfer-langett">Decorated French Teacher, Lindsay Pulfer Langett, Headed to France</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">This 2009 graduate is grateful to the Bonner Scholars program for the chance to first study abroad. <a href="/live/news/843-decorated-french-teacher-lindsay-pulfer-langett" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1381-richard-graves-art-featured-on-special-stay"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,89,2400,2489/8596_IMG-5075_2.rev.1601725747.jpg" alt="This tshirt is not only fun, it’s a collectors item! It features Richard Graves’ original art..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,89,2400,2489/8596_IMG-5075_2.rev.1601725747.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,89,2400,2489/8596_IMG-5075_2.rev.1601725747.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="2400"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1381-richard-graves-art-featured-on-special-stay">Richard Graves art featured on special Stay Homecoming t-shirt</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Artwork was revealed at the E&H Bookstore online shopping event! (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://youtu.be/QzpHaGO795w?t=1040">Click here to see the video! The coupon is “stayhome2020” and is good through Oct. 9, 2020.</a></span>) <a href="/live/news/1381-richard-graves-art-featured-on-special-stay" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
- <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1592-tracey-reed-will-do-almost-anything-to-get-your"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,201,720,921/9261_tracey_reed.rev.1610382816.jpg" alt="Tracey Reed, E&H Class of 1998, recently put some underwear on her head to promote the day’..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,201,720,921/9261_tracey_reed.rev.1610382816.jpg 2x" data-max-w="720" data-max-h="720"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1592-tracey-reed-will-do-almost-anything-to-get-your">Tracey Reed Will Do Almost Anything to Get Your Kids to Read</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Wearing underwear on her head is just part of the fun of her work. <a href="/live/news/1592-tracey-reed-will-do-almost-anything-to-get-your" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>