Class Notes

Compiled by Emily Grant and Grace Morris

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Emmet K. Bondurant (AB ’58, LLB ’60) of Atlanta received the American Inns of Court 2011 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award for professionalism and ethics. Justice Randy J. Holland of the Supreme Court of Delaware presented the award to Bondurant at the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence. Beverly Stein (ABJ ’58) of Sedona, Ariz., received the grand prize in Arizona Highways magazine for her photograph “Sunset of the Century.”


Rev. Hal N. Brady III (BBA ’61) of Columbus retired as pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church. He was the pastor there for 14 years and has been an ordained minister for 50 years. Thomas M. Nunnally (BBA ’64) of Pittsburgh was presented Rotary’s Service Above Self Award by Rotary International President Ray Klingingsmith. There are only 150 of these awards made to Rotarians worldwide.


John Alton Fowler (BSF ’65) of Bogart retired from the position of senior vice president of Athens First Bank and Trust. Darryl Cohen (AB ’67) of Atlanta is national chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—the organization that gives out Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the Sports Emmy Awards and more. Cohen has chaired the group’s legal committee. Roxy D. Crawford (BSF ’69) of Saluda, S.C., retired from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2003 as district supervisor in environmental health. Crawford is married with two children and six grandchildren. Reynold J. Jennings (BSPh ’69) of Kennesaw was selected as the new president and CEO of WellStar Health System. William Marcus “Mark” Reed II (BBA ’69) received the Reston-Fitzpatrick Emerald Award of Merit from the Sigma Pi Fraternity International for his writing in The Emerald, Sigma Pi Fraternity International’s magazine.


C.R. Hill (BSEd ’70) of Canton retired on June 19. Hill worked nearly 50 years in the ministry and served as senior pastor for the Canton First United Methodist Church for 10 years. Hope Hines (ABJ ’71) of Brentwood, Tenn., retired from the position of sports director at WTVF News Channel 5. Lamar Paris (BBA ’72) of Blairsville was appointed to the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council by Gov. Nathan Deal.  Ken Burger (ABJ ’73) of Mount Pleasant, S.C., retired in July. Burger joined The Post and Courier in 1984 and served the newspaper as an award-winning Washington correspondent, executive sports editor and metro columnist. He also won numerous writing awards in South Carolina. Judi Butin (ABJ ’73) was appointed vice president of business development for Good Measure Meals, the social enterprise for Atlanta-based nonprofit Open Hand. Sarah Sue Ingram (ABJ ’73) was elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. She lives in Holden Beach and freelances articles and columns for The Brunswick (N.C.) Beacon. Phil Kent (ABJ ’73) of Atlanta was appointed the chief executive officer at the Alpharetta-based American Seniors Association. James H. “Jim” Nutt III (BSA ’73) of Marietta was named senior vice president of the food and agribusiness industry group for Wells Fargo & Company. J. Allison Butler (BBA ’74) of Orlando was elected as president of the International Urban and Regional Information Systems Association for 2013.


Sanders Edward Lewallen (AB ’75) of West Palm Beach, Fla., was named the chief executive officer of the Flint RiverQuarium. Rev. John L. Roddy Jr. (ABJ ’75) of Marietta was named the rector at St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Catholic Church in Del Ray. Kerry S. Odell (BSA ’77) of Morgantown, W. Va., completed his service as campus provost at Potomac State College of West Virginia University on June 30. Ben Treen (BSA ’77) relocated to Alabama to spearhead the Dothan branch of Gulf Coast Dermatology after 23 years of solo practice in Greenville, S.C. Anthony Glenn Rainey (M ’78) of Atlanta performed in the Fox Theater’s production of the musical “Guys and Dolls” in August. Rainey, who starred in the Broadway production and national tour of “Beauty and the Beast,” played the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson. Steve Bell (ABJ ’79) of Athens received a Southeastern Regional Emmy Award for “Black and Blue: Beneath the Gulf Oil Disaster,” a documentary on the work of UGA researchers following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Bell is director of the broadcast, video and photography unit of UGA’s Office of Public Affairs. Keith Caudell (BBA ’79) of Braselton was named regional president for the west region of Georgia at Hamilton State Bank. Bill Evelyn (ABJ ’79) of Watkinsville received a Southeastern Regional Emmy Award for “Black and Blue: Beneath the Gulf Oil Disaster,” a documentary on the work of UGA researchers following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Evelyn works in the broadcast, video and photography unit of UGA’s Office of Public Affairs. Deborah Norville (ABJ ’79) was honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with its Carol M. Reilly Award. The award is presented to a woman who encompasses general excellence, leadership and professionalism.


Sam Macfie (AB ’80) of Macon was named to lead the 2011 United Way of Central Georgia Campaign. Macfie and his team of volunteers were responsible for this fall’s fundraising efforts that support programs that serve more than 100,000 middle Georgia residents in 14 counties. Mark Slonaker (BSEd ’80) of Macon was named executive director of the UGA Bulldog Club. Richard Stuart Harrison (BSW ’81) of Atlanta was appointed deputy commissioner with Georgia’s department of juvenile justice in January. Valerie Jones Hinesley (BLA ’81) of Savannah joined the management staff of a 25-year-old landscape nursery called Piccadilly Farms in Oconee County. She currently owns Hinesley and Associates and will continue her design work in Athens and Savannah while gradually taking over management of the nursery. Joe Krakoviak Jr. (ABJ ’82) was elected to the West Orange, N.J., township council in Nov. 2010. He serves on the five-person council helping to govern the town of more than 45,000 residents and an annual budget of more than $72 million in the New York City suburbs. He is a marketing and business communications consultant. Scott Maughon (BS ’82) of Duluth was named the official medical provider for the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club, held in August in Johns Creek.


Craig William Potts (BBA ’85) of Duluth was appointed executive vice president of sales of Navicure, a leading provider of automated, web-based revenue cycle management solutions for physician practices. Geof Gilland (ABJ ’86) of Bishop received a Southeastern Regional Emmy Award for “Black and Blue: Beneath the Gulf Oil Disaster,” a documentary on the work of UGA researchers following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Gilland works in the broadcast, video and photography unit of UGA’s Office of Public Affairs. Michelle Kalis (BSPh ’86) of Bedford, Mass., was appointed provost and professor of biology and pharmaceutical sciences at Saint Joseph College. Kalis previously served as the vice president for academic affairs/provost at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Wight Mixon (BFA ’86) of Atlanta is the 85th president of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and a life member of its Million Dollar Club. Stephen “Steve” S. Pleger (BBA ’86) was promoted to senior deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. Michael Wooten (ABJ ’86) was named operations manager of WRGC, a new public radio station operated by Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. Kimberly Goff (ABJ ’87) of Atlanta was selected as executive director of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, a 30-mile, two-day walk that raises funds for Georgia’s breast cancer community. Eddie Smith Jr. (BFA ’87) of Waleska launched Salacoa Valley Studio, a pottery studio, in 2008. In June his studio was named Best in Show in Clay at the Virginia Highlands Summerfest in Atlanta. Smith was selected over 27 other clay artists. Lee Thomas (ABJ ’87) of Atlanta was promoted to director of the Georgia department of economic development’s film, music and digital entertainment division. Thomas previously served as the agency’s interim director and has been with the department for 15 years. Jim Butterworth (AB ’88) was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the position of adjutant general for the National Guard. Butterworth resigned his state Senate seat in October to take the position. Pete Crane (BBA ’88) of Athens joined AI Insurance Group, focusing on commercial insurance. Crane worked with Chasteen Insurance Agency for the past 12 years. Lorraine Riffle Hawley (ABJ ’88) of Arlington, Va., is the director of international government relations for Archer Daniels Midland Company. Hawley manages U.S. international government relations strategy for over 60 countries in which the company operates. Christopher N. Smith (BBA ’88) and his wife, Lyubena Smith, were formally presented to Her Majesty Queen Margethe II at a dinner at the Danish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. Smith is a Macon attorney who also serves as the honorary consul of Denmark. Felecia Rosser Theune (ABJ ’88) of Miami is teaching fifth grade math and science through Teach for America after working more than 20 years as a journalist and corporate editor. She is pursuing a master’s degree in community and social change. Susan Johnson Cole (AB ’89) of Charlotte, N.C., is serving on the board of trustees for the Mint Museum. She lives with her husband, John D. Cole (JD ’91), and their three children. Teresa Edwards (BSEd ’89) of Smyrna was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Aug. 12. Edwards was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team that won gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Mark Fore (AB ’89), an associate of GrayRobinson P.A., was promoted to an of counsel attorney. William “Billy” Heaton (AB ’89) of Lawrenceville was named the principal of High Shoals Elementary School in Oconee County. Heather Kuzmich (BFA ’89), a five-time Ontario and four-time Canadian junior golf champion, was inducted into the Quinte West Wall of Fame.


Charlton “Chuck” Bonham (BBA ’90) of Albany, Calif., was selected by Gov. Jerry Brown to be director of the California Department of Fish and Game. Joel Bulger (ABJ ’90) of Atlanta was named senior vice president of brand marketing for Church’s Chicken. Dan Thurmon (BBA ’90) of Snellville was named to the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. This distinction recognizes speaking excellence and professionalism. Peter Fletcher (BMus ’92) of New York City will be playing at Carnegie Hall in January. Fletcher is an award-winning classical guitarist. The program features the premiere of a major work by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, as well as a commission by acclaimed composer Clarice Assad. Daniel Ostick (ABJ ’92) of Washington, D.C., received his doctorate this fall from the University of Maryland college student personnel program in the College of Education. His dissertation was titled “A Grounded Theory of Lesbian and Gay Leadership Self-Efficacy Development.” Matt Coleman (ABJ ’93) of Atlanta was accepted into the Leadership DeKalb class of 2012. Leadership DeKalb is a nonprofit organization that annually trains and builds a network of leaders who are committed to addressing and resolving issues in DeKalb County. Kevin R. Lee (BBA ’93) of Atlanta was named president and chief executive officer of CRE Secure, the industry’s leading cloud-based, secure payment solution for merchants. Mark Spain (BBA ’93) was honored by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends as one of America’s top real estate teams. The Mark Spain Team was No. 32 nationally for most transaction sides and No. 72 for sales volume. Brad Daugherty (BBA ’94) and his wife, Joy Daugherty, welcomed their son, Andrew Bradley, on Sept. 30, 2010. Stephen Jones (BFA ’94) of Marshallville earned the certified professional photographer designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. Jones is one of only 32 with this certification in Georgia.


Robert Brawner (BS ’95, AB ’95) is the president and founder of One Consulting Group Inc., an environmental contracting and consulting practice in Atlanta. He is also president of the board of directors of Art Papers, a 30-year-old nonprofit dedicated to the examination, development and definition of art and culture in the world today. Victoria Goetze-Ackerman (M ’95) of Cartersville was named to the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame by the Georgia State Golf Association. Goetze-Ackerman will be inducted next year. Stephanie Power-Carter (BSEd ’95) was named director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in Bloomington, Ind. Tiffany Walker Daniels (BBA ’97) of Atlanta was named Georgia State’s senior associate director for athletics for external affairs. Daniels previously served as director of business development for the Georgia Dome. Jason Matthew Shepherd (AB ’98) of Marietta and his wife, Manuela, welcomed their first child, Alexander Shepherd, on Aug. 6. Jason Allen Waters (BBA ’98) of Marietta was appointed to vice president of the commercial banking division for State Bank & Trust. Carrie Shope Campbell (AB ’99, ABJ ’00) of Concord, N.C., and her husband Sean welcomed their first child, Charlotte Jane Campbell, on June 21. Isaac Wantland (BLA ’99) of Nashville, Tenn., and his wife Jennifer welcomed son Fletcher Abram on June 6. Isaac and Jennifer also have two daughters, Isabella Marie, 5, and Lola Genevieve, 3, and celebrated 16 years of marriage Aug. 12. Isaac’s company, Wantland Ink Landscape Architecture, focuses mainly on select residential clientele but also entertains certain civic and institutional commissions.


Burt Hodges (BBA ’00) of Charleston, S.C., was named the new chief financial officer for Revolutions Medical Corporation. Jaime McCutcheon (ABJ ’00) received a job anchoring FOX Eastern Carolina News at 10 p.m. Godfrey Powell Jr. (BBA ’00) accepted the position as global strategist for Samsung Corporation in Seoul, South Korea. Powell primarily does work for Samsung’s electronics division. Joshua Roberston (BBA ’00) and Jessica Murray Robertson (BBA ’01) of Castle Rock, Colo., celebrated the birth of their twins, William Charlie Robertson and Katherine Chatham Robertson, on Feb. 1. Dr. Cynthia Lester Shepherd (BS ’00) joined the Athens-based Northeast Georgia Cancer Care on Aug. 1. Shepherd previously worked at the Vanderbilt-Ingram National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Amanda Endres Ebel (BSEd ’01) of Greenville, S.C., is high school principal of South Carolina Connections Academy. Connections Academy is a virtual public school that serves 2,800 students. Kyle Eugene Minshew (AB ’01) of Brooklyn, N.Y., appeared in the New York revivals of “Candide,” “The Country Wife” and “Prometheus Bound.” He completed the feature films “Tresspasses,” “The Murders of Caine Hill” and “Sold.” Minshew is scheduled to appear in the revival of Ben Johnson’s “The Alchemist” and is currently workshopping the new musical by Charles Strouse titled “Martin.” He also will be shooting a pilot for the new HBO show “Polarity.” Deanne Tibbitts (BS ’01) completed her Ph.D. in molecular and medical genetics at Oregon Health and Science University studying oncogene regulation in lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia. Jennifer Harper (ABJ ’02) and her husband, Brian, of Seattle welcomed a baby girl, Zooey Mae, on April 13. Steven Christopher Smith (BS ’02) and his wife Tovia Martirosian Smith welcomed their first child, Edward Lee Montague Smith, on Aug. 23. They reside in Ann Arbor, Mich., where Steven is completing his residency in pathology. Josh Baine (BBA ’03) was appointed vice president of the firm Ackerman & Co., a full-service real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Atlanta. Kara “Keene” Cooper (BBA ’03) of Atlanta received the Power 30 Under 30 Award in May. Cooper also gave birth to her second child, Wyatt Keene Cooper, on June 9. Hilary Hillard DeMillo (ABJ ’03) of Little Rock, Ark., was promoted to senior media relations specialist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the state’s only pediatric medical clinic. Stuart Jerkins (AB ’03) of Athens joined AI Insurance Group, assisting clients with home, auto and other personal insurance polices. Jerkins previously worked for Athens First Bank and Trust in the management associate program and worked as a credit analyst. Sean Muserallo (AB ’03, ABJ ’03) of Greenville, S.C., was named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under. Torian White (BSEd ’03) of Covington was selected as an emerging leader by the Association for Supervised and Curriculum Development. The two-year emerging leader development program is for experienced educators who show promise for future leadership. White is an assistant principal at Salem High School in Conyers. Wesley Cook (AB ’04) of Smyrna was a finalist for Rolling Stone’s Street to Stage competition. Joshua Darnell (ABJ ’04) and Melissa Lavergne Darnell (BSEd ’04) celebrated the birth of their first child, Ruby Leigh Darnell, on Sept. 10 at Athens Regional Medical Center. She was 9 lbs., 8 oz. and 22 inches long. Helen Pinson (BS ’04) of Athens was promoted to assistant vice president for commercial development for First American Bank and Trust. Tracy Duffy Ramseur (BS ’04) of Greenville, S.C, was named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under. Alice J. Thacker (BSEd ’04) of Atlanta was named director of development for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation.


Haley Cabe (AB ’05, ABJ ’05) opened a cupcake bakery in Athens called Silver Lining Cupcake Co. Cabe runs the business with her partner and fiancé Patrick Harrigan (BS ’07). Adam Gray (BSEd ’05) of Somerville, Mass., was named the 2012 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year for his work at Monument High School in South Boston. Douglas Harden (AB ’05) was promoted to program manager for the aerospace sustainment directorate for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base. William Keith Harris (AB ’05) and Kristin Popow (AB ’06) were married on Morris Island off Folly Beach, S.C., on Sept. 4. Harris is director of customer service at Transport America, and Popow is inland import supervisor at Hanjin Shipping. Bryce McCuin (ABJ ’05) is the director of marketing for The Village at Harmony Crossing in Eatonton. Tiffany L. Stanley (ABJ ’05, AB ’05) was named managing editor of a forthcoming online journal from the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. Patrick Thomae (BS ’05) and Taylor Sundius (AB ’08) of Atlanta were married on May 29 in Duluth, Ga. Thomae graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus with a D.O. and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. The couple resides in Portsmouth, Va. Bridget Boyd (BSEd ’06) of Elberton was hired to be an assistant coach for the gymnastics team at West Virginia University. Andrew Dill (BBA ’06, AB ’07) of Washington, D.C., completed the Experienced Commercial Leadership Program with General Electric and was promoted to manager, government relations. Coty Ervin (AB ’06) of Canton is the new city clerk for Alpharetta. Tricia Harm (BSEd ’06) was named the new assistant coach for Florida State’s swim team for the 2011-12 season. Alex Jackson (AB ’06) was named offensive quality control assistant for the University of Arkansas football team. Jackson previously served as the tight ends and tackles and later the co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach for Langston University. Michael Monahan (BS ’06) of Albany graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. Brennan J. Paris (BSFCS ’06, BBA ’06) of Chattanooga, Tenn., was named executive vice president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee. Ashley Chasteen (BBA ’07) of Marietta has been on tour with the musical “CATS” since September 2010, playing the role of Bombalurina. Lauren Church (BSEd ’07) of Jacksonville, Fla., was the top points scorer in the Women’s Football Alliance this year in her second season as a placekicker for the Jacksonville Dixie Blues. She was one of two kickers on the National Conference All-Star team and played in the All-American Game in Bedford, Texas. Walton Robinson (AB ’07) accepted the position as the communications director for the North Carolina Democratic Party. Julie Franklin (AB ’08) received a juris doctor degree from New England Law-Boston during the 100th commencement ceremony at the Citi Performing Arts Center. Capt. Bobby Woods (AB ’08, BS ’08) of Rising Fawn was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives when it passed a resolution honoring his service in Afghanistan. The resolution also recognized the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that Woods’ father help to found. Jennifer Aszman (BSW ’09, AB ’10) of Alpharetta accepted a job as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children for Fulton County. Laura Benson (ABJ ’09) of Athens joined Jackson Spalding’s public relations team. Benson served as an intern for Jackson Spalding for six months prior to joining full time. Kristin A. Bernhard (AB ’09) of Roswell is Gov. Nathan Deal’s education policy advisor. William Kent (BBA ’09) of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., was promoted to assistant director of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga Mocs Club.  Laura Ann Wingate (BS ’09) of Atlanta was promoted to regional supervisor of Youth Villages’ Intercept intensive in-home services and transitional living programs. Wingate previously served as a clinical supervisor for Youth Villages’ Intercept program.


Paige Varner Benton (ABJ ’10) of Redmond, Va., was given the 2011 Chandler Award for Student Religion Reporter of the Year by the Religion Newswriters Association for her work at The Red & Black. Parker Smith (BS ’10) of Duluth placed fourth in the Tour Divide, a 17-day mountain bike race starting in Canada and ending in New Mexico. While partaking in this race, Smith raised $4,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Andrea Tabacchi (BFA ’10) traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to study with master silversmiths who specialize in medieval Celtic metal work. Harris English (BSFCS ’11) of Thomasville won the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, making him the third former Bulldog to win on the Nationwide Tour. English also was named the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month for July. The national selection panel picked English by acclamation rather than normal balloting among several nominees. Brian Harman (BBA ’11) of Savannah won more than $10,000 for his third place finish at the eGolf Tour’s HGM Hotels Classic in Conover, N.C. Ashton McKinnon (ABJ ’11) was named the public outreach director for Habitat for Humanity of Athens. She is responsible for all public outreach efforts, volunteer acquisition and event management for the organization. Dexter Smith (BS ’11) was accepted into the 2011 corps of Teach for America, a national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of teaching equality. Smith will teach in Houston, Texas. Hudson Swafford (BSFCS ’11) of Tallahassee, Fla., won the $30,000 first-place prize at the eGolf Tour’s HGM Hotels Classic in Conover, N.C. Meghan Taylor (BMus ’11) of Bogart was admitted to the opera program at the Royal Academy of Music, an arm of the University of London. Brian Watts (BS ’11) of Douglasville was awarded a Fullbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. He will spend the 2011-12 academic year teaching in South Korea.