Louie F. Deaton (BSF ’59) received the Volunteer of the Decade Award from the Cochran Mill Nature Center in Palmetto.
Robert G. Edge (AB ’60) of Atlanta received the Blue Key Service Award from the UGA chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society. Ed Nichols (ABJ ’62) of Clarkesville was elected county commissioner from district 5 in Habersham County.
Sheryl Bolton (AB ’68, MA ’75) of Oakland, Calif., was named chief executive officer of Sally Ride Science, a science education company focused on igniting interest in science and science careers.
Ray Maddox (BSPH ’72) of Savannah received the annual St. Joseph’s/Candler James R. Lientz Humanitarian Award. Harriette Kirk Bohannon (BSHE ’74) received the Outstanding Service Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association. Glen Finland (ABJ ’74) of McLean, Va., was inducted into the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Grady Fellowship.
John W. Bembry (BSA ’75, DVM ’77) of Hawkinsville was named 2012 Georgia Tree Farmer of the Year at the Georgia Forestry Association Annual Conference in Savannah. Cindy A. Darden (BSHE ’75, MEd ’77, PhD ’91) received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association. Greg McGarity (ABJ ’76) of Athens was inducted into the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Grady Fellowship. Walter B. Estes Jr. (AB ’77, MEd ’98) received the FACS Appreciation Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association. Robert T. Parker IV (BSA ’77) of Suwanee was named president and CEO of the National Peanut Board. James “Butch” Sanders (AB ’77) of McDonough is the new city manager of Snellville. Roger Hunter (BS ’78) of San Jose, Calif., received the 2012 Franklin College Outstanding Alumni Award. Stuart Mathis (BBA ’78) of San Diego, Calif., was named CEO of Quiznos. N. Alexander Nixon (BBA ’78, BSFR ’82) of Nixon Land Co. celebrated 30 years in the consulting forest and land brokerage business. Kim Mehaffey Kilgore (BSEd ’79) of Armuchee was honored with the 2012 Dr. Eugene Odum Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. Brian Tankersley (BSA ’79, MAEX ’89) of Tifton was awarded the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association 2012 Award of Excellence and the UGA D.W. Brooks Award of Excellence for Public Service Extension Programs.
L. Jonathan Holston (AB ’80) of Smyrna is the new resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Georgia Schley Ritchie (AB ’80, JD ’83) of Atlanta joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Atlanta office as an attorney of counsel in the litigation department. Todd Holbrook (BSFR ’81) of Conyers was named head of the Georgia Wildlife Federation. Bruce Nellsmith (BFA ’81) of Edisto Island, S.C., is credited for helping create and run a thriving art department at Newberry College. He has been with Newberry College for 20 years. Buck Belue (M ’82) was named as a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Pam Fountain (ABJ ’82) of Tallulah Falls joined the staff of Brenau University as the assistant director of development based at the Gainesville, Ga., campus. H. James Williams (PhD ’82) was selected as the next president of Fisk University. Harrileen Jones Conner (BSHE ’83, MEd ’91) received the Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association. Jeff Jowdy (ABJ ’83) of Franklin, Tenn., was inducted into the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Grady Fellowship. Garry Spence (AB ’83) of Charlotte, N.C., was sworn in as a member of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 19-member governing board. Eileen Brandon (ABJ ’84) of Evans received the 2012 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Greater Augusta chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Henry Grady III (BBA ’84) of Atlanta was inducted into the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Grady Fellowship.
Marie T. Cochran (BFA ’85) of Cullowhee, N.C., featured her site-specific artwork at North Georgia College & State University. Cochran is the founding curator of the Affrilachian Artist Project. W. Andrew Tomlin II (BSFR ’85) is vice president of commercial banking with Synovus Financial Corp. in Huntsville, Ala. Tim Mapes (ABJ ’86) of Atlanta was inducted into the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Grady Fellowship. William Schofield (BSEd ’86, MEd ’92, EdS ’94) of Gainesville received a 2012 Professional Achievement Award from UGA’s College of Education. Clint Meeks (BSPH ’87) of Waynesboro was appointed to a four-year term on the Burke County Development Authority. He is owner/operator of Liberty Square Pharmacy. Laura Lewis Thompson (BSPH ’87) was named one of Winn-Dixie’s 2012 Pharmacists of the Year. Bent Gay (BS ’85, BSPH ’88) of Dublin was one of three finalists for the 2012 Long-Term Pharmacist of the Year Award, as part of the Next-Generation Pharmacists Awards. Melissa Kirkpatrick (BFA ’89) of Hidden Hills, Calif., received the 2012 Franklin College Outstanding Alumni Award. Belinda Skelton (BSHE ’89) of Atlanta started her own weekend radio show, “Belinda Skelton’s Atlanta Lifestyles.”
Geoff Pope (AB ’90, JD ’93) was invited to join the Belli Society. Mary Fair Davis (ABJ ’91) was elected commissioner of district 3 in Augusta. Sharon Greenland Kendrick (BSFCS ’91) of Fayetteville, N.C., was elected to the position of vice president of education for the North Carolina chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Tommy Peagler (BSFR ’93) is a forestry instructor at Okefenokee Technical College in Waycross, Ga. Robert Berdanier (BBA ’94) of Sewickley, Pa., was named chief financial officer of A. Stucki Company. Heather Stepp McCormick (BBA ’94, MEd ’96) of Athens was named as a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Alicia Carlisle Vaughn (BBA ’94) of Dalton was named Whitfield County finance director.
Trip Tollison (AB ’95) of Savannah was named interim president and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. Jonathan J. Tuggle (BBA ’95) of Atlanta was named on Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual list of “40 under 40: The Best and Brightest for 2012.” Terra Smith Elstun (BSEd ’96) of Moseley, Va., worked on the set of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and had a small role in the movie. Brian Crow (BSAE ’97) of Atlanta was named chief operating officer of Verdeeco Inc. Misty Harris Holcomb (ABJ ’98) of Atlanta was named among “40 Under 40: The Best and Brightest” by Georgia Trend Magazine for 2012. Jeffrey Lawrence (BSFR ’98) was named senior manager of business development with Rayonier. Paulette Perryman (AB ’98) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York in 2012. Shannon Register (BSFCS ’98) of Spring, Texas, won the Prism Award for the Best Website of the Year for her company Register Real Estate Advisors. Jason Shepherd (AB ’98) and Manuela Shepherd welcomed their second child, Natalie Dora Shepherd, Oct. 26. Carrie Shope Campbell (AB ’99, ABJ ’00) and husband Sean welcomed their second child, Grady Borne Campbell, Sept. 21. Chris Cohilas (AB ’99) of Albany was named a partner in the Albany law firm Watson Spence.
Travis Baird (BBA ’00) of Charleston, S.C., was promoted to technical operations executive at eGroup Inc. Kelly Zappas Dedeaux (ABJ ’00) and Glenn Dedeaux (MAcc ’00) welcomed their second daughter, Anne Catherine, May 11. Jennifer Holloway (BMus ’00) of Athens received the 2012 Franklin College Outstanding Alumni Award. Jenny Reville (BSFR ’00) and husband David welcomed their daughter, Sophia Grace, Nov. 21, 2011. Tobin Carr (BBA ’01, BSAE ’01) of Decatur received the Young Alumnus Award from the UGA chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society. Carol Guy (BSFR ’02) and Seth Stapleton (MS ’05) welcomed their first child, Jonah Kai, Sept. 3, 2011. Tamlin Hall (BSA ’02) of Los Angeles, Calif., received the David and Lynn Angell Fellowship Award in Comedy Writing for his script for a comedy plot entitled “Young.” Jeffrey Nance Pennington (BA ’02) and Catherine “Brooke” Pennington (BA ’02) of Atlanta welcomed a baby boy, John Arthur Pennington, July 28. Julia Burdell (ABJ ’03) and Reagan Wolfe (BBA ’03) of Atlanta were married June 16 on St. Simons Island. Otis A. Brumby III (BBA ’03, JD ’06) of Marietta was named publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal. Blake Culberson (BBA ’03) and Ashley Ledford Culberson (BA ’02, JD ’05) welcomed their first child, Aubrey Elizabeth, April 18. Amy-Katherine Gray (AB ’03) was promoted to manager within KPMG LLP’s management consulting practice, specializing in people and change solutions. Catherine Morrison Harris (ABJ ’03, JD ’06) of Memphis, Tenn., was selected as a member of the Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40.” Trevor Jones (AB ’03) was hired by Fortson, Bentley and Griffin P.A. in Athens.
Heather Fleming (BSFR ’05, MFR ’08) and Ben Fleming welcomed Asa Quinn Fleming, born Aug. 17. Sara Freeland (ABJ ’05) of Athens was promoted to public relations coordinator in UGA’s Office of Public Affairs. Douglas Harden (AB ’05) was selected for promotion as the associate director of information protection in the Nashville, Tenn., field office of the FBI. Roswell Lawrence (BBA ’05) and Tionya Lawrence (BS ’07) celebrated their second wedding anniversary in Paris, France. Nicole Pfleger (BSEd ’05) of Marietta received a 2012 Crystal Apple Award from UGA’s College of Education. Tyler Cochran (BSFR ’06) joined the National Wetlands Research Center as a contractor in 2007 and completed her master’s degree in ecology and evolution with an emphasis in environmental toxicology in 2011. Pamela Haight (BSEd ’08) of Alpharetta was named the 2012 Fulton County Teacher of the Year. Brooke Williams (BSEd ’08) was named East Jackson Middle School’s Teacher of the Year. Chelsea Cantillo (AB ’09) was named head softball coach at Bowling Green State University. Hillary L. Chinigo (AB ’09, JD ’12) of Marietta joined the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a first-year associate. Alexandra Walker (AB ’09) of Cumming finished two years of Peace Corps service in Togo, West Africa.
Christopher Todd Wells (AB ’10) of Playa Del Rey, Calif., received the 2012 Franklin College Outstanding Alumni Award. Russell Henley (BSFCS ’11) of Macon won the Chiquita Classic for his second Web.com Tour title. Robby Arrington (BSES ’12) of Albany is now the Altamaha Riverkeeper. Alex Jordan (BSEH ’12) of Monticello is volunteering with the Peace Corps in Tanzania. Amanda Peabody (BSEd ’12) of McDonough was named one of Georgia’s 44 best and brightest new teachers by Georgia Power.