1 ALUMNINEWS An Alumni Newsletter for Centenary College of Louisiana SUMMER Greetings, Centenary alumni! I am thrilled to share with you our newly crafted alumni newsletter! In the pages that follow you ll find information tailored especially for graduates of Centenary College: alumni profiles, news on services for alumni, information on alumni chapters nationwide, and, of course, updates on your former classmates through class notes and other announcements. We plan to send this newsletter in conjunction with the publication of Encircle, a new magazine issued by Centenary College. Alumni News will be shared in the summer and winter quarters, while Encircle will be issued in the fall and spring. If you didn t receive a copy of Encircle in April, we would be SPRING 2012 happy to send you one! Addressing food access challenges at home & abroad Gaining experience in serving the community Also: We have an app for that Student-athletes Tough questions, transforming lives expert answers As always, things are bustling on Centenary s campus. With the graduation of the Class of 2012, we welcomed 195 new alumni into our family. We are also in the process of moving the Centenary Alumni Association website back under the umbrella of the College s main site. Information will be available to you in a more centralized, updated space at centenary.edu/alumni starting in mid-june. Finding Meaning and LEADING Through Tragedy From Black Hawk Down to Congresswoman Giffords Finally, we hope you ll stay in touch with us! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and online. We also want to know where you are and what you re up to, so be sure to share your updates when you can. Of course, we d always love to see you face-to-face at Homecoming in November or at alumni events hosted in your area. You ll find more information on this and more inside. We hope you enjoy! Best wishes, Saige Wilhite Solomon 05 Director of Alumni & Family Relations Table of Contents National Alumni Chapter Information... 2 Alumni Profile: Stephen Pitters Class Notes Marriages and Births...17 In Memoriam New Service for Alumni...20 Alumni Award Recipients...20 Athletics: Maxximum Impact...21 Class Agents and Giving
2 2 Over 11,000 alumni nationwide, including near you! LEGEND ACTIVE CHAPTER CHAPTER PRESIDENT NEEDED ALUMNI LOCATIONS Geographic Alumni Chapters are a way to stay engaged with Centenary from afar. They are organized in cities that house 150+ alumni. The types of events and their frequency vary in each chapter depending on the number of alumni in the area and the amount of leadership we have among those alumni. Chapter events are a great way to meet other Centenary alumni, learn about things happening at the College, network with fellow alumni, and stay connected! We also organize events in non-chapter cities on occasion. Interested in having a Centenary alumni event in your area? Contact the alumni office today to find out how! or CHAPTER PRESIDENTS ATLANTA, GA Susanna Miller 03 AUSTIN, TX Lisa Bounds 05 BATON ROUGE, LA Beth Bonner DeVille 99 CENTRAL ARKANSAS/LITTLE ROCK, AR President needed Contact us at to volunteer! DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX Beth Geis 09 HOUSTON, TX President needed Contact us at to volunteer! NEW ORLEANS, LA Jared Frank 06 SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA Corey Shadd 09 WASHINGTON DC President needed Contact us at to volunteer!
3 alumniprofile STEPHEN PITTERS From his career as a clinical social worker to writing poetry to quoting T. S. Eliot to hosting a radio show, alumnus Stephen Pitters 71 knows how to capture the attention of his audience. By Dena Pruett local communities through building and teaching. Pitters found that many people were committed to making his Centenary experience as positive as possible even if he never knew their names. Hanging out with his friends one night after a football game, a guy asked Pitters to step outside. 3 Pitters holds master s degrees in clinical social work and public health as well as a teaching certificate from Gonzaga University. Now retired from clinical work, he taught stress and anger management groups, couple communication, and parenting. It was while attending Centenary that Pitters first started writing poetry, and he has since published two collections of his work, Bridges of Visions and Walks Through the Mind. Walks Through the Mind begins with a retrospective of academic and social survival in the South of the late 60s. The tales are taken directly from Stephen s own experience at Centenary as one of the first African-American students on campus. A Panama City native who grew up in New York City, Pitters purposely chose to attend college in the South. Growing up in the northern United States, he read reports of the Freedom Riders and riots that were not uncommon in the South in the 60s. I didn t come to break down barriers. I came to Centenary to go to school and find out for myself what it was like to be in the South. On his very first day at Centenary, after playing flag football with some other students who hailed from the east coast, Pitters southern experience began. We decided to go to the greasy spoon across the street. I thought, Now I m ready for reality to set in: Are they going to serve me in this place? What happened caught me completely off guard. They served me, but they would not serve the guys I was with, who were all white. The guy at the counter told me, The law says I have to serve you. I don t have to serve them. At the same time, many experiences afforded by his Centenary education left a positive impression on Pitters. He was able to travel to Mexico and Alaska with professors during his college years, helping Before I could go, this other fellow comes by and tells me to stay put with my friends, and he would look after it. So, he intervened, and I don t know what happened to this day. I saw the same guy the next day on campus. He never talked to me. I never talked to him. We were never friends, but he took care of a possibly negative situation and made it positive. Encounters such as these are the inspiration for his upcoming book of poetry, Currencies of Life, due out next year. Chance meetings with women of different ages in the course of one day created a thread for the poet, causing him to examine his own behavior at various stages in his life. Using these women, I was able to blend them and put it together like a collage of adventures so each one flows into the next. How did you evolve? What are your attitudes? How did they change? Have you grown? What have you become? Asked what his creative process is, Pitters quotes T. S. Eliot s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of toast and tea. He spends two to three hours a day reading poetry, writing, and revising drafts. Besides writing, he also hosts The Spokane Open Poetry Program on KYRS Thin Air Community Radio 92.3 FM. Stephen welcomes musicians and prose readers, playing their original tapes during his 30-minute show. All ages of poets are invited, from 6-60 and He has been associated with KYRS since its inception. Pitters was surprised to discover that the radio show has been a great way to connect with Centenary alumni and has received s from a few classmates. Looking back on his college days during the late 60s and early 70s, Pitters focuses on the positive. I think what Centenary taught me is that you cannot go into a situation with bias. There are good people everywhere. I found good people here. I think what Centenary taught me is that you cannot go into a situation with bias. There are good people everywhere. I found good people here.
4 4 classnotes May 1, 2010 April 10, Joseph Reeks, Shreveport, LA, is now retired. He attended Centenary fall semester 1940 and transferred to Tulane University at mid-term. He left Tulane in 1943 to join the Marine Corps. He took part in the invasion of Guam and Iwo Jima. He returned to Centenary after his discharge in 1946 and graduated in Thomas Camp, Sewanee, TN, is a retired librarian in the School of Theology at the University of the South. He is a member of Sewanee Emeritus Association, Sewanee Civic Association, and a board member of the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace. He received his MS in Library Science from LSU in 1953 and did a postgraduate year at Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. Perry Smith, Tyler, TX, is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. He is currently employed at Tyler Junior College in the Small Business Development Center Glenn Hilburn, Woodway, TX, taught at Baylor University for 40 years ( ). He retired with the official title of Professor Emeritus, The George W. Baines Professor of Religion, and Department of Religion Chair. He was the longest serving National President of Omicron Delta Kappa, oldest national leadership honor society ( ). He was initiated at Centenary in Connie Rea, Winter Haven, FL, is a retired professor of English and one of Centenary s basketball All- Americans. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in He is also a registered day trader of equities Jack Halliburton, Rockwall, TX, was commissioned in the Regular Army in He worked for the Chrysler Corporation Missile Division and the Collins Radio Co/ Rockwell International Corporation and retired in He later worked as an Assistant United States Attorney and retired in Since 2002, he has served as a professor at the University of Phoenix Dallas/ Ft. Worth Campus. Tex Mitchell, Grand Junction, CO, is the President of Aspen Designs Harry Horton, Elizabeth, LA, is retired. Jerry Orr, Lawton, OK, is retired from the military. Carl Stephens, Houston, TX, is retired Mike Fess, Little Rock, AR, earned a degree in physics from Centenary College in 1958 and went on to a career in real estate development in Shreveport, LA, for over thirty-five years. An artist most of his life, he enrolled six others to found the Red River Sculpture Society in 1994, and he has been its chairman ever since. Michael was inducted into the regional Sculpture Hall of Fame in 1998 and helped found the regional Visual Arts Hall of Fame in He moved to The following class notes were submitted by alumni between May 1, 2010 and April 10, Class notes are subject to content editing by the Offices of Alumni Relations and External Relations. Little Rock, AR, in 2001 where he has served on the board of the Arkansas League of Artists, been a member of the Arkansas Sculpture Guild, and created a gallery at his residence. He became a Master Gardener in 2006 in order to focus on his unique garden sculpture. He does volunteer work at Wildwood Park for the Arts. The garden at his residence was on the Little Rock Garden Tour in 2008, and his garden sculpture led him to be elected 2010 Chairman of the Central Arkansas Horticultural Society. He has been married to Sue Wilson Fess, his childhood sweetheart, for over fifty years. They raised four children and have fourteen grandchildren. His new book, What Do We Do With What We ve Learned, has just been released. Charles Wilder, Jackson, NJ, is a CPA at AICPA, NJSCAP. He spent 25 years as a pilot for TWA before his 25+ years as a CPA. He has also participated in the Orchestra By The Sea Chorus (Professional Chorus) for 5 years Warren West, Shreveport, LA, is a doctor at Ob/Gyn Associates Mary Lou Gassen Blakeman, West Monroe, LA, is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. She retired as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in September For the last 16 years, she has worked as a school psychologist at Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe, Louisiana. Swanson is a secure setting for ajudicated males, ages 12 through 21, run by the Juvenile Justice Department of Louisiana. She and her husband, Warren, have three children, all of whom graduated from Centenary. Earl Cantrelle, Longview, TX, is a retired United Methodist minister in the Texas Conference. He holds degrees from SMU s Perkins School of Theology and Drew University Linda Rosett Jordan, Moss Beach, CA, received her graduate degree in musicology from the University of Texas in Austin where she met and married Charles Jordan. She has lived mostly in the San Fransisco Bay area, but also in New York City, Germany, and Champaign, IL. Her three adult children are all professional musicians with active concert careers. In California, she has been a pianist for singers, choirs, and theater productions, a music teacher in various subjects for preschool through high school, a church choir director, pianist and organist, and since 1988, the Chorus Director in a private high school (retired in 2009). She took her high school chorus on 22 tours during spring breaks to various places throughout the world. She now teaches piano to three of her grandchildren and has recently taken up oil and watercolor painting again. Joe Ben LaGrone, Oak Ridge, TN, works independently with young people who are unemployed or underemployed mentoring them in job searches, resume preparation, interview skills and communication skills. He was the manager of Oak Ridge Operations Office, Dept. of Energy, and retired in 1995 after a 33+ year career - 17 as a Senior Executive Level VI, highest civilian ranking. He is now President of Socogee
5 5 Corporation which specializes in consultant services in national defense, homeland security, energy, environmental cleanup, and organization development and team building. Janet Gholson Stevenson, Port Townsend, WA, chaired the Spokane Human Rights Commission in Spokane, WA, and served on that committee for a number of years. She participates on the Washington State Veterinary Board of Governors, PNW Annual Conference Board of Religion and Race, American Association of University Women, and PEO Betty Sims Potter, Longview, TX, is in education Tom Arnoldi, Mechanicsburg, PA, is currently retired. He is part of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, State Street Academy of Music (Board President), and is a member of Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg (Elder and Trustee). Don Couvillon, Bethesda, MD, works in the government. Paxton Foster, Shreveport, LA, received his MS in Systems Management at University of Southern California and finally a PhD from the University of America. He served in the U.S. Air Force 1963 to 1969 with the rank of Captain. He then worked in private industry for 12 years and went on to join the Federal Civil Service for 12 years, including one year at the VA Hospital in Shreveport. He retired in 1995 and is currently living in Red River Parish near Hall Summit. Cookie Burnett Hobbs, Plano, TX, is in music education and elementary education John Frazer, Concord, CA, and his wife, Anne, are currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. After his wife retires at the end of July 2012, they will take a year to travel and get rid of as much of their accumulated junk as possible before moving to Monroe, where he still owns the house that he grew up in. Their son, Thomas, lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is a cook at the Rosewater restaurant. John has been retired for three years, and without a type A personality, he is enjoying indulging himself by reading mysteries from the local library and taking long walks through different San Francisco neighborhoods. Tom Head, Washington, D.C., had a new book published in October 2011 that he co-wrote with Donald Goodman. It is entitled The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink. Lorena Young Watson, Frankfort, KY, is a member of Sierra Club, St. Vincent De Paul, Heifer International, the Peace & Justice Committee, and Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Frankfort, KY. She is retired from the Legislative Research Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky. She now owns a medical transcription business Bruce Dinwiddie, Metairie, LA, earned his JD from Tulane Law School in He has been practicing law now for 43 years. James Mounger, New Orleans, LA, received the 2010 Guardian Angel Award from Project Lazarus, a New Orleans residential facility for people living with HIV and AIDS, on June 10, The Guardian Angel is the highest honor that Project Lazarus bestows on individuals and organizations who selflessly give of their time, talents, financial resources and leadership abilities on behalf of those in the HIV and AIDS community who need our support most, said Eric Oleson, Executive Director of Project Lazarus. Tommy Sleamaker, Louisville, KY, received his PhD degree from The University of Kentucky in 1969, was in private dental practice from , and then worked in dental education from , retiring in June of 2009 as an associate professor at University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He is involved with the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and has two grandchildren: a grandson, William David Taylor (Will); and a granddaughter, Kathryn Jessica Taylor (Kate) Louise Harris Benoit, Shreveport, LA, is currently the general advisor for Zeta Tau Alpha and the President of Beta Iota House Corp. Rodney Cage, Newnan, GA, went to LSU and then worked for IBM after Centenary. He had a great career at IBM and then decided to move to a smaller environment. He and a few friends formed an executive consulting company which they ran for about 10 years until selling to a French firm. Along the way he formed a great family with four wonderful children. He is retired now and lives in a small town outside of Atlanta. He enjoys renovating his old colonial home, playing golf, fishing, duck hunting, taking grandkids waterskiing and being gramps. Steve Clinton, Ashland, OR, and his wife, Judy, moved from Shanghai to Ashland, Oregon, 8 years ago. He is now retired but spends most of his time teaching at the local university s senior learning center and traveling to various parts of the world. He also does traditional black and white photography as a hobby and sings in a local choir. They love living in the Rogue Valley where the mountain scenery is beautiful, the local wine is delicious, and the weather is fine. Hank Gowen, Doyline, LA, is currently an attorney. He is a member of the Lousiana Bar Association and served as a member on the LSU Board of Supervisors from Lynn Taylor Hoggard, Wichita Falls, TX, serves as a humanities coordinator, English professor and French professor at Midwestern State University. Jim Carver, Baton Rouge, LA, is the owner of The Carver Law Firm as of July 1, Leonard Critcher, Dallas, TX, is a vice president and senior wealth planner. He received an MA at Ohio University in After writing and publishing three non-fiction books, he is excited about the release of his first novel, Drawing The Line, which takes place at Centenary College in Mary Sorrows Hughes, Shreveport, LA, is the owner of Sorrows Hughes Art Studio. She is a freelance artist and is active in music, playing the flute and singing in her church. She enjoys gardening, exercising, reading, and animals and is interested in ecology and leaving a smaller footprint on our planet. She is a member of the Hoover Watercolor Society, active member of St. Luke s United Methodist Church, in the church choir, involved in Louisiana Artists, Inc., Southwestern Watercolor Society, and many other organizations. She returned to Centenary to receive a teaching certificate.
6 6 Nita-Fran Hutcheson, Texarkana, TX, took over the position of executive director for Main Street Texarkana, the only bi-city, bistate Main Street program in the nation, on August 16, She will also act as consultant for the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce in marketing, communications, and tourism development. Matt Lowe, Nacogdoches, TX, is a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at UTMB Ralph Borenstein, Tomball, TX, is the National Director of Operations for Jack Henry and Associates. Charles Grubb, Shreveport, LA, is currently a Parish Attorney for Caddo Parish. Marie Junkin Jones, PhD, Houston, TX, and J.B. Jones have been in Houston since graduating from Centenary in J.B. has worked for the family company, Jones Oil, Inc., ever since. Marie taught school, had three kids, worked for Jones Oil, went back to graduate school, and is back working at the company again. Life is good. Tom McClurg, Brookeland, TX, is a partner and co-owner of North Star Gasifiers, LLC, an alternative energy manufacturing company. He consults on business development projects with numerous companies in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, the Carribean, and Europe. Richard Schmidt, Milton, GA, is the VP Eastern Sales for GATX Corporation. He is involved with Kappa Sigma and is a Charter Organization rep for Boy Scouts of America Pat Bissonnet, Houston, TX, is retired as Director of Diversity and Fair Employment Practices with Continental Airline in Lain Causey, The Woodlands, TX, recently received the Red Cross s Exceptional Volunteer Leadership Award for his work involving Red Cross Shelters. He is an active member of the Greater Houston Area Chapter, serving as an instructor for various Red Cross courses, a member of the Disaster Action Team, and liason with various church and public groups organizing shelters and training staff workers. Lain retired from ExxonMobil in 2004 after more than 30 years of service in the U.S. and abroad. He and his wife, Mary, reside in The Woodlands where he is also an active member of his church s orchestra and jazz band. Charles Self, Lake Charles, LA, is a health and safety principal. Charles Van Steen, Broomfield, CO, is retired. Jacque Walston, Denton, TX, is active with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Projects) and the Medical Reserve Corps in Denton, Texas. She is currently retired after a long career as administrative assistant and legal assistant for several large companies Richard Friend, East North Port, NY, was a teacher in Elwood Public Schools January June 2004 and retired as a teacher and dean of students. He retired to the town of Huntington where he is the Coordinator of Summer Pre- School/Playground Program Robert Dueease, Nashville, TN, is currently the President of Robert Dueease Sales. Ann Wilhelm Sell, Fort Myers, FL, is the owner of Mediation First and active member of Cypress Lake Methodist Church, Legal Aid Society of Lee County Vice President, and the President of the Association of Family Law Professionals. She has a master of science in counseling from the University of Central Florida. She has 30 years of counseling experience and nearly 20 years experience as a Florida Supreme Court certified Family Court and Dependency Court Mediator. She lost her husband of 30 years to cancer in December 2005 and her sons, who were at the University of Florida at the time, lost their dad. Both of her wonderful young men graduated from University of Florida and were married in 2008 to lovely young women (also University of Florida graduates) so her family is expanding. Chuck Simmons, Houston, TX, is in his thirteenth year of service as the Senior Minister of Memorial Drive UMC in Houston, TX. Farid Tranjan, Concord, NC, is a professor at UNC Charlotte. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering. Brown Word, Austin, TX, and his wife, Nancy 70 are now retired, living in Austin and enjoy nothing more than traveling with their Centenary family Steve Brown, Denver, CO, is a Senior Assistant Attorney General at State of Colorado, Attorney General s Office. He received a JD at the University of Denver in He is currently involved in Team Transplant. Theresa McConnell, Shreveport, LA, is a Reverend as well as a Doctor in Clinical Social Work. She previously served as a board member in the Shreveport-Bossier Mental Health Association as well as a board member with the Samaritan Center, Shreveport. Since 1999 she has lived with family in Shreveport where she has served as Associate Pastor (Noel Memorial UMC-5 years), Senior Pastor (Keithville United Methodist-5 years), and is now serving Lakeview UMC as of June 16, Bill Rodgers, Shreveport, LA, is the President at Mechanical Concepts. Ray Teasley, Aurora, OR, is retired Bob Cooke, Oklahoma City, OK, was inaugurated as the new president of the Oklahoma Country Medical Society (http://o-c-m-s. org) on Saturday, January 15, Chris Middleton, Shreveport, LA, is a surface land manager with Exco Production Company, LP. He is an active member of Noel United Methodist Church in Shreveport, LA. He taught primarily math in the Caddo Parish School System for 5 1/2 years before changing careers to the petroleum industry in the fall of He has been in petroleum land management for approximately 27 years. He is the father of Kristen 05, Brian 07, and Erin 08, all graduates of Centenary. Kristen is a third- generation alumna of the Centenary College Choir. Chris is also father-in-law to Adam Blancher 02, husband of Kristen, and grandfather to their sons, Thomas Blancher, born 7/18/08 and Evan Blancher, born 12/13/ Don Birkelbach, Friendswood, TX, has an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He was a career banker from and moved to Houston, Texas, in Randy Casey, Liberty Ville, IL, spent an extended period of time in Germany the summer of There he played the organ at the Castle Church in Wittenberg for a Sunday morning service where Martin Luther is buried, played a recital at the Castle Church, and played for a Sunday morning service at the Church of the Three Kings in Dresden. Currently, he is the Director of Music at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Liberty Ville, IL.
7 7 Tom Musselman, Fredericksburg, TX, has been a public school teacher for the past 19 years and teaches AP U.S. History and AP U.S. Government and Politics at Fredericksburg H.S., in Fredericksburg, Texas. He began his political career when he was elected to the Fredericksburg City Council in May of 2005, and reelected in 2007 and Tom was elected Mayor of Fredericksburg in May of He and his wife Kelly have been married for 28 years. Their son, Karl-Thomas, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and is a political consultant. Tom s website is tommusselman.com. Cherry Payne, Santa Fe, NM, retired on September 3, 2010, after serving for 34 years as a park ranger/manager with the National Park Service. Her last job was Superintendent of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Gustavus, Alaska. She and her husband, Bob Howard, have settled in Santa Fe, NM, where they spend their free time debating and implementing household improvements, skiing, and traveling. Cherry also volunteers at the Santa Fe Humane Society and Animal Shelter when not working out at the gym or running in preparation for her next harebrained adventure. Games held in Houston on June 16-19, Rusty earned a spot in the National Games by winning his local and state tournaments. He complied a score of 722 on games of in the final round to win the championship and bring the first Gold Medal to the state of Louisiana in bowling competition. The top eight competitors from two prior days of qualifying advanced to the medal round Saturday afternoon. Millie Feske, Ardmore, PA, is a tenured assistant professor of theology at Saint Joseph s University. Kathy Heffron, Tulsa, OK, is a doctor. Kenneth Johnson, Danville, VA, received an MLS from the University of Alabama. He is the author of four books: The Masters Revealed (SUNY Press, 1994), Initiates of Theosophical Master (SUNY Press, 1995), Edgar Cayce in Context (SUNY Press, 1998), and Pell Mellers (Backintyme Publications, 2008). He is also the coauthor of two books: The Inner West (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004) and Carolina Genesis (Backintyme Publications, 2010). He is the former VP and current Outings Chair of Dan River Basin Association. He is also the current corresponding secretary of the Melungeon Heritage Association. Craig Margo, Oklahoma City, OK, left more than Wyoming in the rear view mirror as he moved back to his hometown of Oklahoma City in Little did he know, he was starting down a path to closing out a 32+ year career in psychological healthcare service. In 2009, he tapped an entrepreneurial spirit he didn t know he had and started up Sure Beats Walking. He bought five Segways and began providing glided tours of the Bricktown area of OKC and along the Oklahoma River. Craig successfully negotiated the tricky path of small business, overcoming the by-ways of politics and the small interest groups to emerge as a successful entrepreneur, no doubt due, in large part, to his education at Centenary. Edward Miller, Venus, TX, after attending SMU Perkins School of Theology, worked to support his wife while she finished her theology degree. Later, he became a bassist in the DFW area, playing in several bands before being disabled. He s happily married and lives in the country with his two dogs. Lawana Perry, Waco, TX, received her master s in education at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Laura Arthur Porter, Metairie, LA, is an educational diagnostician for the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Charles Wilson, Euless, TX, has been a missionary since 1984 with Assemblies of God World Missions, was former President of Bible College in Botswana, and is currently serving at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX, as Instructional Specialist Mary Lou Morgan DeGore, Dallas, TX, also called Lou, used to be a cat person, but is now more of a parrot person. She enjoys being mom to her & her late husband Napoleon s little feathered son Chaka the cockatoo. She also enjoys volunteering with Wings of Love Bird Haven in Red Oak, TX. She lost her husband, Napoleon Anthony DeGore, Jr. 76 in April of Royce Labor, San Antonio, TX, earned a master s in business management in 1998 and retired from the U.S. Army in 1999 after John Wilson, Norfolk, VA, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since Centenary. In preparation for his next career as a third-rate hack novelist, John has written The Socius Vaccine, a medical thriller, which is available through online booksellers. John has two sons and three grandsons. Alan Wolf, Houston, TX, is a sales representative Rusty Bethley, Covington, LA, captured the Gold Medal in Men s age bowling competition at the 2011 Senior Olympics National
8 8 22 years of service. He participates in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and he is currently working as a defense contractor Kay Grammer Camp, Shreveport, LA, is a financial advisor for Edward Jones. Lee McKinzie, Baton Rouge, LA, is the Minister of Discipleship and Faith Formation at University United Methodist Church. Mike Nichols, Shreveport, LA, is currently a petroleum geologist. Mike Warner, San Mateo, CA, earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Indiana University in 1981 and a JD from St. Louis University in He is now Assistant General Counsel for Pfizer Inc Dale Cottongim, Stafford, VA, is currently the Director of Integrated Warfare Systems at Sayres and Associates. He received a master of science in acquisition science at Navy Postgraduate School in He was a Navy Supply Corps Officer for 20 years stationed in California, Washington State, Georgia, D.C., and Bahrain. He was also a contracting specialist. He is currently involved in Military Officers Association of America, Paralyzed Veterans Association, National Contract Management Association, and the National Defense Industrial Association. He is also married with kids. Ralph Gipson, New Orleans, LA, is a PLS. Mike Hainsfurther, Dallas, TX, is a corporate attorney at Munsch Hardt Kopf and Harr. He is married to the former Lauri Patterson (her sister Melanie was a Zeta at Centenary) and they have three children: Nick, married and a Captain and Air Force pilot, transferring to Little Rock from Colorado Springs; Meredith, a CPA in Dallas and married; and Joey, a senior at Baylor playing baseball. While seeing his son play at Missouri recently, Mike spent some time with Wayne Rolfing who played at Centenary and attended the game. Nancy King Lanzillotti, Bossier City, LA, has been a middle school librarian since January Before that, she taught math, science, and language arts. She has a degree in elementary education and an elementary education master s, both from Centenary, and she received her library science certification through LSU-S Jack Caldwell, Faribault, MN, received an MBA from Tulane University in 1981 and his CEcD - IEDC in He recently wrote a book, Pemberley Ranch. He works for Caldwell Economic Development Consulting. Brenda Miller Donner, Seattle, WA, attended Centenary from and was 31 credits short of graduation when she moved to the Seattle area. She still considers herself a Lady Gent! She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, where she was pleasantly surprised to be using a textbook authored by Dr. Labor!! Recently, she earned a master of science in project management. She is a self-employed financial analyst, currently on contract at Microsoft. She is involved in Concerns of Police Survivors at local and national levels, participates in the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, the Seattle Mariners Women s Club, March of Dimes, and also holds various positions at church. Woodrow Fields, Zeeland, ND, is retired. Trey Henry, The Colony, TX, is a senior sales specialist at Freddie
9 9 Mac. He received a BBA from Texas Tech Univerisity in Lubbock, Texas, in Elaine McArdle, Cambridge, MA, received a Silver Award in the international Mercury Excellence Awards, for a feature article she wrote, Resurrection, about a law professor s efforts to bring justice to two young men murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in The Mercury Excellence Awards were founded in 1987 to advance the arts and sciences of communications in an international arena, and more than 760 entries from 21 countries were submitted for the 2010/2011 competition. Elaine s article was published in Northeastern Law School Magazine. The Migraine Brain (Free Press, 2008), a book Elaine co-authored with Harvard neurologist Dr. Carolyn Bernstein, was a finalist for the 2009 Books for a Better Life Award. Selwyn Roberts, Ross-Shire, has been living in Scotland for 30 years. He plays in Scottish traditional music dance bands. Paul Shuey, Arlington, VA, is a senior engineer and project manager at Horne Engineering Services, LLC. Marshall Taylor, New York, NY, is a self-employed art director/ creative director and is involved in St. Bartholomew s Episcopal Church. He is also a singer and member of the board of the Empire City Men s Chorus. In preparation for their upcoming concerts entitled Glee on May 16 and 20, Marshall had the chorus pose at the Alma Mater statue at Columbia University for a photo shoot. The concert traces the roots of the collegiate choral tradition from 17 th -century England to the present day glee clubs in American colleges and universities. The chorus has two other Centenary alumni, as well: Scott Brown 08 and Nolan Budgewater II 08. Helen Daigle Thornton, Athens, TX, is a site coordinator at Helping Hands Christian Women s Job Corps. Van Wilson, Tacoma, WA, works in the Sumner school district Pete DeBuys, Smyrna, GA, is a vice president in real estate at Renova Partners, LLC. He completed his theological studies at Austin Presbyterian Seminary. He is involved in St. Benedict s Episcopal Church Vinings/Smyrna, GA, Advisory Board, St. Benedict s Day School Board of Directors, Smyrna Academy of Excellence, and Formation Committee for Smyrna YMCA. Beaver Fuller, Converse, TX, is currently working as a defense contractor in the MRAP Ambulance Program for the U.S. Army as the Senior MRAP Ambulance Project Officer. He retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years and 7 months as a Lt. Colonel. In this time, he acquired a master of arts degree in procurement and acquisition management at Webster University. He is certified in the U.S. Army Medical Department Asquisition Management Specialty and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He now also completes volunteer work at his youngest daughter s school. Brent Henley, Lafayette, LA, recently published his first book, The nexus Initiative, which is now available on Amazon.com or through his publisher CorvusPress.com Karen Koelemay Boston, Murfreesboro, TN, is currently a director of a preschool. Marty Fulmer Ducote, Baton Rouge, LA, is the owner of Marty Ducote, The Computer Coach, LLC. She is a member of St. Andrew s United Methodist Church (along with her fellow alumna Lenora Sullivan 91) and also is a member of the Parent Advisory Council at the Woman s Hospital NICU. She is a self-employed computer trainer, specializing in one-on-one training for small businesses and non-profits, and is the mother of a soon-to-be college freshman. Jody Eldred, Castaic, CA, works in TV/Film as a director, cameraman, and writer. He s recently been having some fun, too, completing the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving Grand Prix Racing Course and being promoted to Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by instructor and Ultimate Fighting legend Royce Gracie. He stays in regular contact with former Centenary buddies Dr. David Penri- Evans 78 near London, England, and Selwyn Roberts 79 outside Inverness, Scotland. Cindy Gleason Johnson, Shreveport, LA, is an account executive at KMSS FOX 33. She is active at First United Methodist Shreveport in the Chancel Choir, the Shreveport Bossier Advertising Federation as Former Image Award Chair, the Centenary College Alumni National Board (President ), Shreveport-Bossier Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, North Shreveport Lions Club, and Blueprint Louisiana. Bob Taylor, Carlinville, IL, is a minister Mike Corbin, Shreveport, LA, is a financial service professional at Allstate Financial Services. He currently serves on the Shreveport Regional Arts Council as a designer, at the Red River Revel as a volunteer supervisor, at Friends of Barnwell Center as a board member, and is a member of the Red River Road Runners. He received his MA in human relations and supervision at Lousiana Tech University. Other than the fun of work and enjoying good red wine with friends, he is an avid runner completing 4 marathons and a
10 10 volunteer for community events such as the Red River Revel, the Barnwell Jazz Series, Goodwill, and Christmas in the Sky. He also serves on the Shreveport City Council (District D). Mark Evans, Forney, TX, is a senior regional account manager at Epiq Systems Inc. Teri Oates Rosenzweig, Folsom, CA, is a controller at Woodland Motors Corp. She moved from Shreveport to Folsom, California in 1988, raising her children while working as a controller in the automotive field. In March 2005, she married Bob Rosenzweig, formerly of Shreveport and a captain with America West Airlines which later became US Airways. The following year their lives turned into a struggle for survival as he battled a very aggressive form of head and neck cancer, which he lost in December She misses him terribly but cherises her memories as well as the opportunities each new day brings as she goes on. She is now singing in the Chancel Choir at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church and enjoys lots of Tahoe snow skiing and time with her children as they prepare for college Libby Andress, Shreveport, LA, is a travel consultant at Caraway Travel Inc. She is currently attending BPCC for a career in respiratory therapy/nursing. She serves on the Shreveport-Bossier Chi Omega Alumnae board, the Centenary Alumni Board as Choir Affinity co-chair, is active in the Shreveport Opera Guild as well as First United Methodist Church, choirs etc. Deborah Greer Gilbert, Longview, TX, is currently the Director of Music at LeTourneau University. Steve Holt, Bossier City, LA, is an assistant professor at Holt Medical. David Langston, Shreveport, LA, is Manager of Customer Service and Marketing at SWEPCO which includes Arkansas, Lousiana, and Texas. He has worked for SWEPCO/ AEP in Shreveport since Larry McCammon, Ypsilanti, MI, is a practice management coordinator at the University of Michigan Hospital Richard Wallace, Saint Petersburg, FL, is the Social Development Director at the Pinellas County Job Corps Center Christine Hummer Atwell, Fort Worth, TX, is a staff pharmacist at Express Scripts. Abraham Campos, Waskom, TX, is working on his EdD from Phoneix online and is a bilingual consultant speaking both English and Spanish. Curtis Robertson, New York, NY, recently celebrated his third wedding anniversary with Mark Ferrante, and even more recently turned 50, and is selling the large studio co-op apartment that made its way into the book Apartment Therapy Presents Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Real Design Solutions to buy a one-bedroom apartment now that they both live and work fulltime in New York City Cheryl Dring, Sacramento, CA, is the Classical Music Director with Capital Public Radio. Jeffery McDonald, Chandler, TX, is the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church. Dee Love Milam, Minden, LA, is a Software Engineer for IBM. Connie Thode Whittington, Shreveport, LA, is the executive assistant to the President of Centenary College Libby Rogers Distad, Katy, TX, is a hospice referral coordinator at Memorial Hermann Hospice. Lee Ann Burnham Snyder, Pineville, LA, is a Title I computer lab teacher. Craig Spence, Shreveport, LA, is a branch manager at IBERIABANK Robert Besser, Sour Lake, TX, is a pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church. Frank Carroll, Shreveport, LA, is a managing partner at Mayer, Smith & Roberts, LLP. Adam Myers, Midlothian, TX, joined Methodist Health System beginning June 7, 2010, in the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for the system. Marijane Buck Nguyen, Chandler, AZ, is a board-certified music therapist. She holds the position as secretary/treasurer of The Arizona Music Therapists Association and is also involved with the American Music Therapy Association. She earned her MSW at Arizona State University in 2011 and completed the Music Therapy Equivalency Program at Arizona State University in Heather Horton Reisman, Austin, TX, works at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) practicing special education law.
11 Nancy Berger-Schneider, Grand Island, NE, is a deputy county attorney at Hall County Attorney s Office. She received a JD from the University of Idaho College of Law in Sherry Thompson Campbell, Saint Amant, LA, is teaching again on a part time basis. She is teaching high school chemistry to six home-schooled students. Sarah Lee Hamm, Shreveport, LA, is an account manager at Cobbs, Allen & Hall of LA. She has her professional designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Bobby and Terry 90 McKee, San Jose, CA, moved to California five years ago when Bobby was recruited from Merrill Lynch in Dallas to join Smith Barney in Menlo Park. About a year after their move, Terry joined Bobby at Smith Barney, and they now work in the same office. They have two boys, Robert (14 yrs.) and William (12 yrs.), and a yellow lab, Beaux (10 yrs.). They all love northern California and all it has to offer especially the weather! Jennifer Parrish, Cedar Hill, TX, is an education coordinator and works in clinical nutrition for UT Southwestern. Jennifer and her husband, Mark Parrish, announced the birth of their son, Nicholas David Parrish, on December 11, Dana Planchard, Baton Rouge, LA, is an LCSW. Scott Pollock, Dallas, TX, is currently working as a builder, broker and banker for Residential Mtg, Home Bldg. His also is a contract home builder, house remodeler, and working with mortgage financing. Peanut Price, Slidell, LA, received his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and is now Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church Slidell. Leonard Wennmohs, New York, NY, is an Estate Manager and still enjoys playing tennis. John Winborn, San Diego, CA, is back in Dallas and working as CIO for the Dallas Cowboys Christopher Ehrlich, Wallburg, NC, is the pastor of Wallburg Baptist Church Travis Bonnette-Kim, Wilmington, MA, is a senior pastor. He graduated with an MDiv from Garrett-Evangelcial Theological Seminary in Allyson Adair George, Garland, TX, has been the Director of Children s Ministry at First United Methodist in Richardson, TX, since She holds a master of religious education from Perkins School of Theology. Dominic Konieczki, Cape Coral, FL, is a deputy sheriff at Lee County Sheriff s Office. Tara Branigan Rodi, Burke, VA, received her master s in clinical psychology from Northwestern State University Christy Graham-Martin, North Little Rock, AR, is an information associate at Baptist Health. Christopher Jones, Houston, TX, is a partner with Crady, Jewett & McCulley, LLP, in Houston, Texas. He received his law degree from the University of Texas and is now a transactional attorney specializing in tax and business planning. His wife, Connie, also received her law degree from the University of Texas but has now changed her career to fulltime mom. He is a member of the board of directors for the Houston chapter of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts and is involved in a number of other professional organizations. He serves on the membership committee of Royal Oaks Country Club. Susan Buchanan Jones, Longview, TX, is a doctor of audiology at Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Richard Murphy, Philadelphia, PA, is the Director of Operations at Platypus Inc. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Delaware with an MS in material culture. Jeff Payne, Flower Mound, TX, works in Waste Management Recycle America and is engaged to Kristin Hogan as of January Kenneth Goins, Colleyville, TX, starred in a production of Jekyll and Hyde at the Theater Coppell. Julie Steed Kammer, Metairie, LA, and her husband, Dall, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Anna Grace and 11-month-old triplets, Sophie, Gaven, and Allen. After taking some time off, Julie recently rejoined her law firm Staines & Eppling, where she is a partner practicing in the areas of insurance defense and employment law. Si Sikes, Washington, D.C., works for National Public Radio. Kim Vargas, Vista, CA, was a finalist for San Diego s third annual HR Professional of the Year Awards. Angie White, Shreveport, LA, is a vice president at the Northwest Louisiana Economic Development Foundation. Mary Jo Sumpter White, Little Elm, TX, is currently working as a teacher in the Little Elm ISD Louis Hall, Mansfield, LA, is a financial advisor. He received his degree in industrial management from ULM in 1969 and his MBA from Centenary in He also holds his Series 7 Securities License and Life Insurance License. Brutus Michael, Poulton-Le- Fylde, Lancashire, England, is a lecturer at Blackpool & The Fylde College. Yancey Nolan, West Monroe, LA, is the Director of Human Resources at United Home Care. He is a member of NELA SHRM and National SHRM. He was a nominee for State of Louisiana Board of Ethics. He serves as a Deacon and a member of the Personnel Committee at First Baptist Church West Monroe. He and his wife, Kristi, have three children: Yancey Jr., John Brady, and Nancy Claire. Denis Poljak, Shreveport, LA, was awarded a PhD in economics from the University of Sarajevo on November 17, Denis has worked in the financial services industry since July In addition to his recent PhD, Denis earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst ( CIMA ) designation from the University of Pennsylvania s Wharton School of Business and is a Certified Financial Planner ( CFP ). Denis Poljak is a senior partner with the King Poljak Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Anne-Marie Bruner, Swardeston, Norwich, is a Senior International Officer (USA) at the University of East Anglia. She received an MA in applied linguistics from Cardiff University in 2007.
12 12 Ginny Bowdon Ellsworth, Dallas, TX, is the owner of East Dallas Veterinary Clinic, PLLC. She is involved with Altrusa International, Downtown Dallas- Professional Women s Service Organization, White Rock Republican Women s PAC (Officer), Ferguson Road Initiative (a Local Community Improvement Organization - Sponsor/ Member) and First United Methodist Church Downtown Dallas (Member/ Choir Member). She also works with several dog rescue groups to provide low cost veterinary services. Denise Wilson Garza, Rockwall, TX, completed her specialist in school psychology degree at LSUS in May She has worked as a school psychologist in Louisiana and Texas. She also owned and operated a yoga studio for a year. Unfortunately, it became a casualty of the economy. She currently lives in Rockwall, Texas, right outside of Dallas. She works in the Arlington Independent School District as a licensed specialist in school psychology. Debbie Griffith Lamkin, Lafayette, LA, went all over the place after leaving Centenary including grad school in Las Cruces, NM, then a teaching stint in Hokkaido, Japan. She finally came back and got married after realizing teaching wasn t what she wanted to do after all. She now works for an ophthalmologist in Lafayette doing medical billing Alan Brown, Shreveport, LA, just accepted a job at Sci-Port as the floor manager. He and his wife, Dionne 99, also own CottonTails diaper service. Syralja Pyle Griffin, Shreveport, LA, is a program manager at Early Childhood Supports & Services. Jennifer Maher-Bontrager, Frisco, TX, is a consultant at HP in the Enterprise Services Worldwide Marketing Strategy & Operations group where her primary role is intranet team lead. Amy Mieger, Sandy Hook, CT, is an occupational therapist. David Orr, Shreveport, LA, is the head coach of the Men s Soccer team at Centenary College. Renee Sneed, Dallas, TX, was recently promoted to principal at the Dallas office of Corgan, one of the largest U.S.-based architectural and interior design firms. Prior to her promotion, Renee served four years as vice president. She has overseen the firm s human resources department for 11 years, making Corgan one of the most highly rated employers in the architecture and design industry both locally and nationally. Kelly Griffin VanLaarhoven, LaGrange, GA, is a teacher. Gaela Youngblood, Shreveport, LA, is a psychologist at LSU Health Science Center Penny Brobst Blackwell, Irving, TX, served as the 2011 President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and was recently named a shareholder of the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Verne Champagne, Kenner, LA, worked for Prysm Technologies and ShreveNet as a website designer while attending Northwestern State University for Nursing, after graduating from Centenary. Upon graduation, he worked for Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Tulane Medical Center, East Jefferson General, and Willis Knighton as an ER nurse. In 2010, he graduated from Northwestern again with a master s in nursing and was granted licensure as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Currently, he works for the Colon Rectal Surgery Service at Oschner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Elizabeth Means Culp, Fort Drum, NY, received her MEd, with certification in autism intervention, from University of North Texas. Her husband is active duty in the Army, and their family recently moved to Fort Drum, located near Watertown, NY (approx. 30 miles from Canada). She is involved in the Fort Drum Family Readiness Group (FRG) and Richville Baptist Chapel. David Evans, San Antonio, TX, was recently recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer in the State of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Shay Journo, Sandy Hook, CT, is the Director of Finance at Pepsi Beverages Company Megan Carter, Brooklyn, NY, works as the Associate Artistic Director at Women s Project Theater, a 34-year-old off-broadway company dedicated to producing and promoting women playwrights and directors. Jeremy Erwin, Hammond, LA, is an OB/GYN with Magnolia Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dawn Franzen Harvie, Austin, TX, is a physician assistant. After graduating from Centenary, she went on to fulfill her physician assistant studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in She then worked as a physician assistant in Urgent Care in Austin 02 to 04 where she met her husband, Dean. While she was employed in Internal Medicine in Las Colinas (Dallas) from 04 to 07, her husband completed his master s in physician assistant studies at UT Southwestern in Dallas. They both share a passion for running/hiking/ rock-climbing, scuba diving, and beaches. She moved back to Austin in September 2007 and is ecstatic to be back in Austin close to the Town Lake Trails and her parents/ sister/in-laws/friends/church. She and Dean share a dream to one day work together again in the same private practice as PAs. She says she enjoys tree-hugging, dirtworshipping, and hanging out at Hippie Hollow. Ramona Frazier-Brown, Westerville, OH, graduated from Texas Southern University- Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 2001 and was licensed in November She had a set of twin boys on November 2, 2006, and is now practicing law in San Antonio, Texas, at Wayne Wright Lawyers, LLP. She is also licensed to practice law in Ohio. Monique Cousins Hoffmeister, New Orleans, LA, is the Director of Investments at Entergy Services, Inc. She received her MBA with a concentration in energy finance from Tulane University in May She has worked in finance at Entergy Corporation in New Orleans for 10 years. She was promoted in June 2011 to Director of Investments over their $4B+ benefit plans and $4B nuclear decommissioning trust investments. Dana McLaughlin-Davies, Leicestershire, is the Business Development Officer for Quality Improvement at NIACE. Tamika Sims, New York, NY, has a fulltime office job, but is also one of the artistic gymnastics coaches for the Wendy Hilliard Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings gymnastics to all people. Wendy Hilliard was a world champion rhythmic gymnast in the 1980s and 1996 Olympic rhythmic gymnastics coach for the USA. James Frederick Van Doren, New York, NY, after Centenary attended the London School of Economics and then the University of Virginia School of Law. Currently, he is Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at Citi where he primarily provides mergers and acquisitions advice
13 13 as well as debt and equity underwriting for companies in the healthcare services industry. He got engaged in September 2011 to Julia, a San Francisco native. She will complete her MBA at UNC Chapel Hill in May and will start a fulltime position at American Express. Jon Veen, Jersey City, NJ, is a senior attorney advisor in Social Security Administration Danielle Spoehrer Giacalone, Tomball, TX, is a program manager in inflammatory breast cancer at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Meg Green, Cleveland, OH, is the Executive Producer of the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at WOIO 19 Action News in Cleveland, Ohio. Anne Fecht Hanson, Colleyville, TX, is a physical therapist. Amy Wallis McLain, West Monroe, LA, is a clinical outcomes analyst RN. Jeremiah Stevens, Chicago, IL, is the Director of Alumni Relations at UWC-USA. He holds an MA in sociology from the University of Washington and an MEd from Wright State University. Kelly Gaines Tooke, Dallas, TX, is a third grade teacher in DISD. She has been with the district for 10 years. She teaches reading and social studies to ESL students in East Dallas at Mount Auburn Elementary. She and her husband, Michael 01, have a son named Bryce and a daughter named Madison. Life is great, she says La Tonyia Franklin, Shreveport, LA, was a research associate for 3 years with the Center of Excellence in Arthritis & Rheumatology as well as a research lab manager for Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience. Ashley Hunter, Austin, TX, is the President of HM Risk Group LLC. Jeanne Phizacklea, Baltimore, MD, is the Director of Library & Information Services at Friends School of Baltimore. Beth Stubblefield, Denver, CO, received her PhD in neurophysiology/pharmacology from the University of Colorado Denver in She is now an adjunct professor of neuroscience and a postdoctoral neurophysiologist fellow at the University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC) Evette Barnes, Huntsville, TX, is a CPT, Deputy SPO, Med Ops OIC in the U.S. Army. She received her master of health administration from La Trobe University in Clint Bruce, Montreal, PQ, is a PhD candidate at Brown University and is involved in Amnesty International. Nathaniel Edwards, Tyler, TX, is currently living in his hometown of Tyler, TX, is married to Melissa Edwards, and has one son, Micah Chandler Edwards, who was born on March 29, He currently works at a telecommunications company providing technical and sales support. His wife is a full-time student studying for a bachelor s degree in social work. He is working on finishing his teaching certificate, after which he plans to teach elementary school with a focus in bilingual education. As he states, We re a simple, fun-loving, hard-working family, and we find joy in spending time with each other, a few close friends, and our extended family. Valerie Curtis Moore, Houston, TX, is a scientific advisor in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the firm s Houston office. Landon Ogilvie, Longview, TX, is a partner at Gans & Smith Insurance Agency. He was named the André P. Juneau Young Agent of the Year at the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas 113th Annual Conference and Trade Show on June 14, This award is given annually to a young agent in Texas who has achieved success through hard work, community engagement, and industry participation in a manner that would be considered exceptional for a person of his or her age. Rob Rubel, Shreveport, LA, is a contractor and works in the sales department at Fire Tech Systems, Inc. Mark Simmons, Baton Rouge, LA, is the President of Simmons Asset Management, LLC. Jeffrey Swope, Austin, TX, is Managing Director at Jubilee Capital Partners Adam Blancher, Shreveport, LA, is currently a psychologist. He earned a PhD in counseling psychology from Louisiana Tech University in August He is active with his church - Noel United Methodist Church - Shreveport. Andrew Farrow, Astoria, NY, works in the Design and Engineering Department of Showman Fabricators, which is a large scene shop that engineers and builds scenery for Broadway, television, fashion, and corporate/ industrial events. His wife, Jo, is a freelance stage manager who has spent her time in NYC working in LORT, off-broadway, and Broadway theatres. Andrew received his MFA in technical design and production from Yale University - School of Drama in Jay Hood, Coushatta, LA, graduated from the LSUHSC- Shreveport Occupational Therapy Program and is practicing at Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport.
14 14 Ashley Gaines Mogabgab, Dallas, TX, is a physcial therapist and consultant for Aetna. She and her husband, Owen 02, have two girls - Kate (2 yrs) and Becca (9 months). Owen Mogabgab, Dallas, TX, is a cardiology fellow at University of Texas Southwestern. Sarah King Sarver, Oklahoma City, OK, received her PhD in music theory from The Florida State University and is now teaching at Oklahoma City University. Sarah Williams Shoup, Baton Rouge, LA, is a Deacon in Residence at St. John s United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. She received her master of church ministries degree at Southern Methodist University in Jean Ancelet, Lake Charles, LA, LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is now a third year resident in family medicine at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He is currently a PGYIII at LSUHSC- Family Medicine. Becca Eskew, Shreveport, LA, a School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Shreveport 2011 physician assistant graduate and class valedictorian, achieved a perfect 800 on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. She now works at Ark-La-Tex Cardiology in Shreveport. Chip LeDuff, Norfolk, VA, is currently an ensign in the US Navy. He earned a BS at Stephen F. Austin State University for nursing and deaf and hard of hearing studies. He also participates in Boy Scouts of America. Christy Melton LeDuff, Norfolk, VA, received her master of education degree in early childhood development from Stephen F. Austin State University and is now working as the master teacher for the Pre-Kindergarten II classroom at the Stephen F. Austin Early Childhood Research Center. Robyn Marchand, Houston, TX, is an exploration geophysicist at Marathon Oil Company. She has been on the AAPG Student Expo Committee since She participated in the Marathon Young Professional Organization as an advisory board member in 2008 and social chair in Cody McDonald, Irving, TX, is an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in the Dallas County District Attorney s Office. He holds his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University. Rebecca Melanson, Baton Rouge, LA, received her MS degree in plant health with a concentration in plant pathology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, in December She is currently working on her PhD degree, also in plant health, at LSU. Aimee Patrick, Houston, TX, is a Landman with Jones Energy, LLC, out of Austin Kathryn Thompson Applegate, Poway, CA, is the program director for The BioLogos Foundation. Chris Bresch, Hallsville, TX, is a petroleum geologist Jeff Broussard, Evanston, IL, participated in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Fellowship in He attended Northwestern University from to receive his MS in biochemistry & molecular biology. He was a Chicago Teaching Fellows/Northwestern University Teach Intern from at Walter Payton College Prep. in He became a regular teacher in science at George Washington Carver Military Academy in Crystal Burns, Grand Cane, LA, is a teacher at Southwood High School in Shreveport. She is married to Dr. Greg Burns. Victoria Duffy, Florence, SC, just finished her doctorate in early childhood education and relocated with her husband to Florence, SC, where they are teaching at the college level. Kristin Ballard Holland, Rogers, AR, is working as the administrative assistant to the CFO at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. DeAndre Johnson, Houston, TX, is the Pastor of Music and Clergy at Westbury United Methodist Church. He received a master of sacred music in 2008 from Perkins School of Theology, SMU. He is associated with Northwest Animal Companions. NWAC is a dog and cat rescue organization, finding new permanent homes for stray, abandoned, or unwanted pets. nwac-oregon.org Jennifer Hawkins Laurent, Texarkana, AR, is the Executive Director of Randy Sams Outreach Shelter. Ivy McLemore, Vienna, VA, is the Business Office Associate for Georgetown Day School. Susanna Miller, Decatur, GA, is a community support specialist at Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University. This entitles her to be responsible for developing, organizing and providing educational activities for youth with disabilities and their families. She will work with youth and adults with disabilities as well as advocacy groups to provide new activities and training programs in support of self-advocacy. She is also involved with the Friends of L Arche Atlanta, American Camp Association at Southeastern, and EPIC (American Camp Association). Casey Muller, Baton Rouge, LA, is a graphic designer in Baton Rouge. He also started a professional organization for young designers.
15 15 Roxanne Parker, Shreveport, LA, is a bankruptcy clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court. Robert Savage, Baton Rouge, LA, is an attorney at East Baton Rouge Parish Public Defender. Traci Smith, Abilene, TX, is a clinical therapies specialist at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics. Rachel Buchanan Thompson, Fort Worth, TX, is an upper school Spanish instructor at Trinity Valley School. Erin Watson, Canyon Country, CA, is a physician asstistant. She received her MMS in physician assistant studies. She has been a physician assistant for four years now. She lives in California and recently got engaged. Melissa Guillory Weaver, New Orleans, LA, and her husband, Matthew Weaver, welcomed their first baby, a boy, Paxton Thomas, on June 16, Melissa currently works for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and teaches dance at Hopkins School of Dance in Kenner,LA. Matt is practicing insurance defense at Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins, and Gremillion, a law firm in Gretna, LA Breanna Betts, Shreveport, LA, is a claims representative in Social Security Administration. Morgan Elliott, Canton, TX, is an attorney. Kylie Garrett, San Francisco, CA, is an account manager for Calhoun & Company Communications. Brian Grone, Mesa, AZ, works for US Airways. Jessica Hayes, Washington, D.C., works as an intelligence analyst for the United States Secret Service. Ashley Herrmann, Metairie, LA, is the Director of Marketing for Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. Kimberly Magnuson, Seattle, WA, is a mental health professional at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare. She is currently involved in the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. She received her master s in clinical psychology for child, couple, and family therapy at Antioch University in Seattle. Deidre Gage Rollins, Shreveport, LA, is a service representative in Social Security Administration. Charity Schubert, Astoria, NY, is currently pursuing a career as an actress. She is the cofounder of The Astoria Forum and recently produced her first public reading of a new play. Charity is looking forward to performing in CIVILIZATION!, a new play that is part of the Planet Connections Theater Festival that opens in June. Katie Walker, Clute, TX, is a youth director at Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Kathrine Pritchard Weeks, Bar Harbor, ME, graduated with a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, in August She is currently a postdoctoral associate in Dr. David Harrison s lab at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she studies genetic and pharmacological regulation of aging and age-related diseases. She and her husband, Dallas, had a son in April 2010, and they all love living on Mount Desert Island, surrounded by the beautiful mountains, cliffs, and beaches of Acadia National Park. Jared Williams, Prairieville, LA, graduated from SMU s Perkins School of Theology with a master of divinity in May He is now the associate pastor of University United Methodist Church Elizabeth Allen, Little Rock, AR, graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and is a resident in pediatrics at Arkansas Children s Hospital in Little Rock. Jennifer Atchison, Little Rock, AR, successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled: Novel Mechanisms of Visceral Pain: Functional Properties of Microglia. Jennifer s doctoral project was conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the laboratory of Dr. Elie Al-Chaer, in the department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences. Currently an MD/PhD student at UAMS, she will return to medical school to complete the third and fourth year clinical rotations before finishing the program with the MD in Sara Hebert, Shreveport, LA, was promoted to Senior Interactive Strategist at Williams Creative Group, Inc. Michael Renshaw, Shreveport, LA, is the General Manager/ Company Trainer of Counter Culture Inc Carlie Duhon Bumgardner, Haughton, LA, works in artificial lift sales at Schlumberger. Allyson Checkley, Austin, TX, is a graduate research assistant in cancer biology. Nic Clark, Collinsville, IL, is a park guide at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Peyton Dufour, Shreveport, LA, is an account executive at Gremillion and Pou Marketing. Jason Holland, Rogers, AR, was recently promoted to the Private Banking Department of Arvest Bank as a Private Banking Specialist. Kacie Lopez, Seattle, WA, is a Learning Commons Administrative Coordinator at Seattle University. Taylor Robertson McDonald, Shreveport, LA, is an auditor with Heard, McElroy, and Vestal in Shreveport. Ryan Oliver, Spring, TX, is a sales representative for National Oilwell Varco. Julia Reynolds, Houston, TX, is a research tech II at Baylor College of Medicine. Daniel Schiff, Shreveport, LA, is the President of DSG Resources LLC. He is a petroleum landman doing work in courthouses and dealing with various land owners and companies for oil & gas companies. He is currently working near San Antonio for ConocoPhillips. Jeremy Tan, Shreveport, LA, is an operations manager at Raising Cane s Chicken Fingers. Brandon Walker, Elko, NV, is a district representative in the Mining Group for Nalco Company in Elko, Nevada Kendra Grimes Bertelsen, St. Louis, MO, attended Washingtion University in St. Louis where she received her BS in civil engineering in She is now an associate civil engineer at Parsons. Lauren Brown, Los Angeles, CA, graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a master s in animation. Carrie Clark, Dallas, TX, earned her master s in urban ministry from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and is currently the Director of Development at Wesley Rankin Community Center. She served as volunteer chair for Bridge-O- Rama, West Dallas s celebration of the opening of the Margaret
16 16 Hunt Hill Bridge. Carrie was asked to serve on the Bridge-O-Rama steering committee along with nine other Dallas civic leaders and was responsible for recruiting, organizing, and managing more than 200 volunteers to assist with several signature events, including the World Music Stage, Parade of Giants, and the Bridge-O-Rama Pavilion. Seth Donald, Shreveport, LA, is the owner of Seth Donald State Farm Agency. Ross Gilbert, Plano, TX, is a credit analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase. Margaret Mahoney, Austin, TX, is a graduate student, graduate assistant and Graduate Hall Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin. David McElroy, Little Rock, AR, is a student researcher at UAMS Pharmaceutical Sciences. Thomas Netherton, Milton, FL, is in Pensacola in the Navy s aviation program. He was commissioned as an officer in November Rebekah Perkins, Plano, TX, is in graduate school for her master s in counseling at SMU. Adam Philley, Lincoln, NE, is pursuing his master s in music in choral conducting at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Rachel Powell, Raleigh, NC, is involved in Triangle Vegan Action and Students Promoting Animal Rights Collectively. She is currently a PhD candidate in sociology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Elizabeth Robinson, Corpus Christi, TX, is currently in graduate school at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi earning a master s degree in biology and serves as a Biology I teaching assistant. Stacey Stokes, Lincoln, NE, has studied at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln since 2010 to receive her MA in learning and teacher education: secondary mathematics. She was a high school mathematics teacher from 2008 to 2010 in the Bryan Independent School District. Sam Wyatt, Bossier City, LA, is a sergeant with the Bossier City Police Department. He holds an associate of criminal justice degree from Bossier Parish Community College, a bachelor of criminal justice from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and a master of business administration from Centenary. Do you have news you would like to share with the Centenary alumni community through class notes? We want to hear about it! Make sure you send updates to the alumni office via at or via the website after June 30th. Melanie Zimmerman, Abilene, TX, was honored at Hardin- Simmons University s winter commencement with the Graduate Dean s Award of Excellence. The recipient is selected from nominations from all graduate programs and is presented to the individual who has excelled as a graduate student, typifies the character and behavior consistent with HSU s mission and purpose, and has shown potential to excel in his or her field of study Molly Broderick, APO, AE, is an MP officer in the Army. Her current duty station is in Mannheim, Germany on a two-year or more tour. Sara Carpenter, Shreveport, LA, earned a master of science in human services administration in She is currently attending NSU to earn a master of arts in teaching. Leslie Clampitt, New Orleans, LA, loves travel, event planning, and film. She has been living in Shreveport for the past year working on various films that have been here such as Julia X, Drive Angry 3D, and Trespass as a production assistant. She is currently working on a production called Playing the Field in Shreveport and plans to either stay in Shreveport or move to New Orleans after. Karyn Gehrls, Shreveport, LA, is a 5th-8th grade Spanish teacher at St. Mark s Cathedral School and is working on her master s in secondary education. She also sings at Broadmoor United Methodist Church as a scholarship singer. Beth Geis, Dallas, TX, is now the Market Development Associate at MD Buyline in Dallas. Marcus Jauregui, Irving, TX, is currently a music specialist in the Irving Independent School District. Corey Shadd, Shreveport, LA, was recently promoted to Director of Corporate Marketing and Events for Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. Evergreen is a nonprofit organization that provides services to over 1,000 individuals with disabilities in six states. George Tiller, Houston, TX, is working towards his PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics at UT Health/MD Anderson GSBS graduate school in Houston, TX Emerald Doria, San Antonio, TX, was recently named head softball coach at Byrd High School in Shreveport. Eric Gnann, Shreveport, LA, received his BA from Texas Tech in 1996 and recently received his MBA from Centenary in May He is a case manager for Volunteers of America and is involved in many social organizations. Michael Jarboe, Evanston, IL, is a student at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL pursuing his master of divinity. Casey McBeath, Shreveport, LA, is the Director of Communications and Technology at Balentine Ambulance. Mark Moehle, Birmingham, AL, is a graduate assistant. Andy Osborn, Shreveport, LA, is an admission counselor at Centenary College of Louisiana. Michael Rafferty, The Woodlands, TX, is a worship leader at Covenant United Methodist Church.
17 Marriages Andrew Farrow 02, Astoria, NY, and Jo McInerney Farrow, May 23, Ross Gilbert 08, Plano, TX, and Rebekah Perkins 08, June 12, Ashley Herrmann 05, Metairie, LA, and Wayne Anthony Maiorana, Jr., June 12, JR Ramsey 10, Ruston, LA, and Ashley Helms 10 of Mesquite, TX, October 2, Michael Jarboe 10, Evanston, IL, and Leslie Jones-Jarboe, October 9, Jody Eldred 81, Castaic, CA, and Pam Cablayan of Ventura, CA, May 7, Beth Bohnenblust 98, San Antonio, TX, and Bill Clanton, May 15, Corey Shadd 09, Shreveport, LA, and Misty Lane Shadd 11, June 11, Saige Wilhite Solomon 05, Shreveport, LA, and Chris Solomon, November 19, Births Christopher and Lee Rankin Powers 01, Columbus, MS, girl, Millicent Millie Diana Powers, February 16, Sam and Ginny Bowdon Ellsworth 95, Dallas, TX, girl, Lily Sterling, March Brian and Sarah Williams Shoup 02, Baton Rouge, LA, boy, John Brian Shoup, March 1, Scott 06 and Megan Vaughn Lerchie 06, Shreveport, LA, girl, Chloe Ann Lerchie, August 2, Susannah and Denis Poljak 94, Shreveport, LA, girl, Laura Charlotte Poljak, on August 8, Casey Muller 04 and Katherine Willis- Muller 05, Baton Rouge, LA, boy, Raylan Isaac Muller, September 11, Bill and Katharine Harper 98, Cedar Park, TX, boy, William Harper, March 20, Matt and Beth Bonner DeVille 99, Baton Rouge, LA, boy, Andrew Wesley DeVille, April 17, Megan and Davor Poljak 95, Shreveport, LA, boy, David Charles Poljak, May 5, Jesse 92 and Nicole Caron Means 96, Saint Francisville, LA, girl, Cecile Marie Caron Means, May 20, The daughters of Margo Shideler 03 and Susan King Uccello 04 share a snack. Denise Wilson Garza 95, Rockwall, TX, boy, Jaxon, July 16, Ryan and Traci Smith Clift 04, Abilene, TX, girl, Haylee Grace Clift, July 31, Carl and Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl 96, Little Rock, AR, boy, Jonathan Tallach Vogelpohl, July 27, Miles McDowell 99, Shreveport, LA, and his wife, Kathryn, welcomed their first child daughter Moira Diane McDowell on January 13, Centenary alumna Katie McKay Simpson 04 poses with fellow alumna Beth Bonner DeVille 99 and her husband, Matt DeVille, after Katie baptized their son Drew on October 9, 2011 at FUMC in Baton Rouge. 17 Corey Shadd 09 & Misty Lane 11 married on June 11, 2011 in Brown Chapel.
18 18 honor We celebrate the lives and legacies of these members of the Centenary family. Lewis Henry 25 5/22/2005 Lois Weston 27 3/20/2005 Helen Nelson Ohl 32 7/30/2009 Anna Vetter 33 11/9/2004 Joe DeFatta 34 5/9/2011 Elizabeth Johnson McDermott 34 12/20/2009 Bob Killgore 35 3/14/2010 Albert Harper 36 11/30/2010 Mary Lou McIlhany 36 2/23/2007 Robert Cailleteau 37 9/20/2008 William Denny 37 12/27/2006 Gigi Palmer Harris 37 6/7/2011 Everett Kincaid 37 5/7/2010 Mary Bell McGuire 37 1/4/2011 Philip Staag 37 6/1/2010 James Morrison 38 2/11/2012 Marion Palmer Shores 38 1/3/2007 Bill Eatman 39 11/24/2004 Gene McFadden Hammett 39 6/5/2011 Murlyon LaGrone 39 12/3/2010 Estelle Steele Bartley 40 10/23/2010 Bea Carlton Frazer 40 2/6/2008 Walter Johnson 40 5/30/2011 E. B. Robinson 40 11/15/2010 Olivia Bott Whitehurst 40 2/8/2005 Charlie Armistead 41 3/20/2011 Cotton Barnes 41 1/14/2011 Lucille Sanford Davis 41 10/1/2010 Marion Blanchard Echterhoff 41 2/5/2012 Mary Hardin Killgore 41 5/24/2010 Marjorie White Manson 41 3/30/2011 Lester Moore 41 12/3/2009 Bill Steger 41 2/1/2011 Mary Reed Teel 41 2/12/2011 Bruce Williams 41 4/8/2011 Tobye Abramson Wolfson 41 4/19/2010 Lloyd Burns 42 2/14/2011 Ray Goens 42 10/12/2010 Mildred Davenport Johnson 42 7/12/2011 Merrel Lewellen 42 7/7/2009 Arthur Davis 43 9/5/2011 Allen Durham 43 1/13/2011 Betty Jo Lyne Hart 43 2/26/2004 Peggy Wilkes Owens 43 3/7/2011 Quitman Williams 43 9/7/2010 Johnny Boyett 44 6/11/2009 Bob Eatman 44 4/27/2011 Marjory Lawrence 44 11/15/2011 Peggy Bland Miller 44 10/13/2011 Nan Dobson Saye 44 3/25/2011 Kenneth Watts 44 8/6/2010 Norma Stewart Winegeart 44 4/6/2012 Lucille Webb Day 45 10/24/2010 Dorothy Viosca Hall 45 12/23/2010 Martha Stevens Hamner 45 11/18/2010 Margaret Blomefield Hurley 45 12/2/2010 Ermine Harper Kalil 45 12/12/2010 Betty Waldron Nicholas 45 7/8/2009 Margaret Hollingsworth O Conner 45 6/19/2010 Shirley Cooper Slimer 45 8/6/2007 Ruby Richey Stubblefield 45 11/6/2009 Edith Allen Swearengin 45 10/17/2009 Russell Coleman 46 3/17/2005 Sunshine Norris Dement 46 2/5/2011 Robert Kahn 46 3/14/2008 Eloise DeMoss Lavin 46 10/4/2010 Lucille Gibson Mason 46 8/2/2010 W D Smith 46 9/9/2011 Sarah Winegeart Tisdale 46 7/26/2010 Joseph Cush 47 11/14/2010 George Drake 47 1/20/2012 Alfred Gandy 47 12/5/2010 Mary McGill Haygood 47 9/23/2010 Jack Madden 47 9/4/2011 Nell Jeter Atkins 48 2/12/2012 Joseph Bolan 48 9/30/2009 Tom Carter 48 11/11/2010 Edgar Davis 48 5/4/2009 Melvin Hicks 48 10/13/2010 Jim McCullough 48 4/6/2012 Thomas Ogden 48 3/20/2010 John Oliphint 48 12/19/2011 Warren Sandel 48 2/19/2011 William Snow 48 8/17/2010 Bettye Fletcher Wells 48 2/9/2011 Orin Beene 49 2/18/2012 Marybelle Hooper Canfield 49 5/30/2011 Jackie Gaines Dinkins 49 4/4/2010 Frances Carr Gillespie 49 10/19/2010 Bill Hammett 49 11/30/2011 Harry Jarred 49 12/11/2010 Tommie Guilliams Maddox 49 11/16/2010 Ray Milam 49 6/2/2010 Ida Kern Papert 49 1/28/2011 Lois Higman Richardson 49 4/28/2011 Charles Schwartz 49 4/5/2010 Pete Garrison Spurgin 49 10/17/2010 Vivian Close Tate 49 1/28/2011 William A. Willcox, Jr. 49 7/7/2009 Albert Aura 50 5/17/2010 Herbert Cope 50 5/8/2010 Jack Dozier 50 12/7/2010 Brady Forman 50 4/4/2011 Louise Wiseman Gajdos 50 5/2/2010 Elise Watts Gebelt 50 11/5/2004 Mary Merklein Hughes 50 3/19/2011 Clarence Pope 50 1/8/2012 Albert Smith 50 3/30/2011 Durl Timms 50 8/19/2011 Vernon Waldron 50 7/14/2011 Imogene Brown Williams 50 5/28/2010 Rita Roudebush Williams 50 6/22/2010 John Cox 51 11/11/2010 Richard Dill 51 2/19/2011 Patsy Alexander Elmore 51 2/19/2010 Shirley Fisher 51 10/26/2011 Malcolm Fridge 51 2/28/2005 Patricia Meadows Hardaway 51 7/22/2011 Paul Hicks 51 5/17/2011 Dale Kreeger 51 4/10/2010 Weyman Oden 51 3/1/2012 Reesie Timmons 51 11/8/2009 Dan Tohline 51 6/13/2010 William West 51 10/5/2010 Charles Williams 51 4/2/2008 Clifford Ray 51 3/15/2012 Harold Abrams 52 4/29/2005 Joe Allen 52 12/21/2011 C. L. Armstrong 52 2/28/2012 Adrienne O Neal Bazer 52 4/29/2011 Howard Bray 52 9/26/2006 Barbara Brown 52 6/16/2008 Thomas Elgin 52 6/3/2011 Pat Ellis Emanuel 52 2/20/2010 Bob Hyde 52 12/2/2010 Ruth Lynch 52 3/2/2011 Maxwell Taylor 52 2/14/2010 Asa Jack Warren 52 10/30/2011
19 19 Fred J. Moreau 52 7/9/2005 Perky Person Boyd 53 6/2/2010 Karl Brill 53 11/17/2010 Fielder Calhoun 53 3/7/2012 Roland Cordill 53 3/21/2011 Donald Crays 53 11/26/2010 Jimmy McCoy 53 12/3/2010 Carolyn Smith Allford 54 6/3/2005 Tom Bunn 54 8/30/2010 Jim Herring 54 6/20/2011 Dorothy Pelton 54 6/3/2009 Bo Plaster 54 10/19/2010 Dorothy Jarriel Tooley 54 11/9/2010 Roy Burk 55 1/9/2010 Glenn Doan 55 3/7/2010 Betty Lou Brent Kubena 55 3/18/2011 Jon Vinson 55 3/23/2010 James Watson 55 7/2/2007 Jean Womack Bornhoeft 56 1/24/2010 Diane Holloway Penney 59 4/21/2011 Hazel Ingram Thames 59 4/21/2004 Mary Greer Waller 59 1/5/2004 Carey Davis 60 3/13/2009 Betty Larche Files 60 8/3/2004 Edward Ludwig 60 9/24/2010 Bill Steen 60 9/30/2010 Bess Smith Tompkins 60 8/1/2011 Steve White 60 2/13/2012 Annette Shirey Anderson 61 3/24/2011 Lucy McCabe Carpenter 61 8/17/2011 Jack Green 61 12/11/2010 Jeannette Crocker Herrmann 61 9/9/2011 Tally Pledger 61 12/3/2010 Donald Townsend 61 4/18/2011 Elizabeth Orman Bickham 62 3/9/2012 Bob Stewart 62 6/17/2011 Lorraine Smith Ballard 63 11/21/2011 Charles Boutte 63 5/7/2010 Bonnie Little Bailey 75 12/11/2011 Georgia Freeman Barrett 75 10/30/2010 James Haas 75 7/24/2011 Suzanne Mason Mason 75 7/19/2010 Rick Skillern 75 10/7/2011 Bobby Craigo 78 7/30/2010 Virginia Woods Paquette 78 8/30/2010 Barbara Walker Reid 78 11/17/2008 Kim Goss Anbouba 79 12/28/2011 Leslie Jones 80 12/17/2011 Jay Greenleaf 84 6/7/2011 Catherine Freeman 85 4/6/2012 Brad Davis 86 6/16/2011 Larry Morse 86 8/6/2009 Bud Rogers 86 10/30/2010 Nolan Gregory 87 2/15/2011 David Sims 87 1/23/2011 Pam Stevenson Besser 88 12/25/2011 Eric Brock 88 11/30/2011 Addie Ensminger Callen 56 1/15/2012 Jim Cox 56 7/7/2010 Robert Edmond 56 4/8/2010 Bill Eubanks 56 6/10/2011 David Gleason 56 6/13/2010 Peggy Harper 56 12/9/2008 Byron Hill 56 4/20/2010 Cecil Poss 56 11/22/2010 Theresa Hubley Sandoz 56 6/25/2011 James Tucker 56 1/23/2007 Horace Brewster 57 11/27/2010 William Newell 57 9/20/2011 George Schurman 57 11/22/2011 Ruth Bohan 58 2/28/2005 Charles Caldwell 58 4/12/2011 Carol McCauley Crawford 58 7/14/2005 Paul Durbin 58 2/17/2012 Ken Francis 58 10/9/2010 Edward Lofton 58 9/22/2004 Sandra Cross Mamoulides 58 1/4/2010 Lucinda Porter McRoberts 58 5/7/2011 Roberta Jackson Fritts 59 8/9/2011 Alex Hunnicutt 59 6/9/2010 Eddie Kozak 59 9/8/2010 Arthur Nanas 59 6/20/2010 Elizabeth McCarthy Daly 63 6/4/2011 Kenneth Deshong 63 12/17/2010 Woodrow Johnson 63 8/24/2008 Carolyn Lapleau Kalmbach 64 2/14/2012 Frank Maranto 64 6/22/2011 William Shaw 64 5/14/2010 Louella Bains Stewart 64 11/2/2009 Jackie McIntyre Hahn 65 5/14/2010 Linda Scott 65 1/23/2011 Gene Snellings 65 10/27/2011 Dreda Matlock Wilmoth 65 5/20/2010 Barbara Purnell Hiers 66 8/1/2011 Marjorie Boone Pickett 66 8/30/2011 Charles Read 66 1/21/2012 Fred Pippen 67 4/20/2009 Anna Vaughn 67 9/6/2011 David Carroll 68 7/25/2011 Jack Freeman 68 9/12/2011 Daniel LaGrone 68 10/16/2010 Betty Roberts Markham 68 8/5/2006 John Turner 69 8/8/2010 Hank Shuey 70 6/17/2010 Steve Beard 71 12/20/2010 Nelda Sanders Thompson 71 11/12/2010 Janet Sammons 73 4/8/2011 Becki Brown 88 12/26/2010 Norman Kinsey 89 9/11/2011 Phyllis Kolanko Graham 92 9/13/2011 Katherine Slaikeu Nolan 00 5/9/2010 Jazz Alibalic 02 9/22/2011 Amanda Rundell 02 10/25/2011 Rose Van Thyn 02 6/27/2010 Michael Callen 07 5/4/2010 Rob Laha 08 12/20/2010
20 20 Centenary to Offer Official Transcripts Electronically By Nicole Deese 07, Director of Re-Enrollment One component of Centenary s evolving process to promote student success, retention, and degree attainment is a proactive and studentfocused records and registration service. Recent efforts include encouraging students to Handle Their Business, a Registrar s Office Facebook page for reminders and tips, and the recent approval to implement electronic transcripts. The protection of and access to academic records is one service offered to students and alumni. Electronic ordering and delivery of official transcripts is becoming the norm and the expectation of many students as well as the institutions that require such records. In an effort to provide the Centenary family with efficiency, ease of ordering, and delivery tracking capabilities, electronic transcript request and delivery will be implemented this summer. has moved to the SUB today from 1 to 4! Students and alumni will be able to order official transcripts online and have the transcript delivered electronically to anyone with an address. Of course, paper transcripts may be requested online and delivered via the US Postal Service. This new service will alleviate the need to find a fax machine for requests, the wait for mail delivery, and the uncertainty of receipt. A fee of $5 for ordered transcripts will cover the implementation and cost of the new service. More details about the service will be shared as they become available. The challenges associated with being a college student should be intellectual rather than procedural. Offering an electronic transcript option addresses the Office of Re-Enrollment s goal to provide a clear roadmap to guide students and alumni through administrative necessities. The expected outcomes are improved success in completing degree requirements by students and efficient, timely fulfillment of requests for records from alumni. Announcing 2012 Alumni Award Recipients ALUMNI HALL OF FAME Nancy Word 70 ALUMNI LOYALTY AWARD Charlotte Webb 66 and Georgia Till Dean 42 YOUNG ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AWARD Lindsay Holman Atkins 01 BENTLEY SLOANE ALUMNI AWARD Sean Lybeck-Smoak 95