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1980s

Alumni - 1980s

  • Jeffrey Kiser ('80): My latest news is that from the 2nd of June 2009, I will be a British subject, swearing my allegiance to her majesty the Queen on that day.  However, I am still keeping my American citizenship - it comes in useful when one needs to vote in a new president.  In my spare time in London, I try to find the last undiscovered Tudor hall in the allies of Holborn, haunt the Dickens museum or Dr. Johnson's house, or persuade some poor caretaker to let me in to view the Romanesque undercroft of the lost Priory Church of St. John.  I'm what they call in Britain a history "anorak."  jeffreykiser@mac.com   Updated April 2009
  • Alan Beauvais ('85) married UNCG alumnus Tanya Artom Beauvais ('88) in August 2007. He has two stepsons, Joshua and Gabriel. The family resides in Stallings, NC just outside of Charlotte where Alan works as a full-time photographer/editor for News 14 Carolina. Email: alanbovay@juno.com  Updated February 2009
  • Maria Horvath ('85) is living in western, Massachusetts with wife and 11 year old daughter.  Email:  getawaymaira@mindspring.com Updated March 2009
  • Cynthia Floyd ('85) transferred from UNCG to ECU in '86 after freshman year for a guy who turned out to be so not worth it. LOL (should have stayed at RC) Got a BA in psychology.  MAEd in counseling; was a middle school then elementary school counselor before going to the NC Department of Public Instruction to be state consultant for school counseling/student support services/safe schools.  After seven years at NCDPI, I accepted a position as Executive Director for Student Services with Wilson County Schools.  I've lived in Nashville, NC, for about 11+ years now.  I love my memories of Mary Foust and hope everyone I met while there is doing great. Updated January 2009
  • Mike Agejew (‘87)  married Beth Anne Sisel in May. They live in Clemmons.  Updated Spring 1999
  • Tim Carter (‘87):  I am in my own legal practice focusing on tax and Social Security law, and I am enjoying my wife, three kids, and San Francisco.  Email me at:  decnavda@aol.com    Updated September 2008
  • Kelli Alexander ('88) married Charles Scruggs on September 6, 1997 in Winston-Salem. Bridesmaids included Donna Sexton Joyce ('87) of Ether, NC and LaDonna Sigmon ('86) of Taylorsville. Kelli earned a BS in Management and Marketing from UNCG and is a supervisor at Lorillard Tobacco Company.  Updated Spring 1998
  • David Arnold ('88) lives in Winston-Salem, where he is a business law paralegal for Bell Davis & Pitt.  For 13+ years, he has been a soloist/section leader in the 80-voice choir at Winston-Salem's Centenary United Methodist Church; for 12 seasons he was a member of the professional choral ensemble, Bel Canto Company.  With these two groups he has recorded 10 CDs, including the bass solo work for Mozart's Requiem.  Since his days in RC, he has sung in Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia and closer to home in Carnegie Hall.  He enjoys spending time with his partner of four years, Rob, and their Tibetan terrier, Abby.  He is also the proud papa of lovebirds, Fanny and Felix (named after the Mendelssohn siblings).  David is currently taking time off from some of his musical obligations to pursue a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at UNCG, "the closest thing to RC in the post-undergrad world."  Email:  davidskot@hotmail.com.   Updated December 2006
  • Disillusioned with environmental companies, Juliet Balas (’87) went postal!  She works in ever-changing capacities for a contractor to the Postal Service in its effort to modernize.  She lives in Raleigh with 2 cats and Margie McKelvy (’87). jbalas@email.usps.gov  Updated Spring 1998
  • Tangela Baldwin Stanley married Jesse Baldwin in 1986. They have two children, Jessamyn, 10, and Gabriel, 5. Tangela has worked a lot of places since graduation, but is now a stay-at-home mom, is active in the Bahai Faith, and sings with the Sounds of Oneness and the Hummingbirds. TStan10623@aol.com  Updated Spring 1998
  • Casi Barbour King ('86): and husband Darryl welcomed their second child on March 1, 2000.  Jordan Anthony King weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz. He and 2 1/2 year old big sister Lauryn are getting along just fine. Casi is a Customer Service Trainer and Systems Coordinator at Alta Health & Life Insurance company in Piscataway, NJ. jaici@aol.com Updated Spring 2000
  • Mike Barker (’86) and his amplifier live in Saxapahaw and occasionally make public appearances in the Chapel Hill band Mind Sirens.  Oh, yeah, he also works for Princeton Review. mbarker@intrex.com  Updated Spring 1998
  • Alan Beauvais ('85) Alan Beauvais ('85) bought a house in Charlotte.  He works as promotions producer and occasional on-air talent for WWWB and WJZY-TV, the city's WB and UPN affiliates.  E-mail: abeauvais@wjzy.com or alanbovay@juno.com  Updated Summer 2003
  • After 12 years of courting, Ken Beck ('88) and Shawn Linehan ('88) were finally married May 27 in a beautiful, rustic setting in Efland, NC. Ken presses CDs for Redeye Distribution by day and works in his private recording studio by night. Shawn is a commercial/editorial photographer in Greensboro. eonshawn@mindspring.com and ken@redeyeusa.com; Ken: ken@travelensemble.com; Shawn: shawn@shawnlinehan.com
  • Holly Horton Bellebuono ('88)  I graduated UNCG in 1992 (entered in 1988). I got my Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and am currently working for a non-profit environmental group in Boone, where I've lived for 7 years. I married Rocco Bellebuono in 1998 and we have a son, Gabriel, born March 24 '00 and are expecting our second child in March '02. We live on a small mountain farm with our dogs and chickens.  Email Holly at AVProgramCoord@aol.com   Updated Fall 2001
  • John K. Berry ('82) writes "I have resurfaced in Winston-Salem, writing subversive poetry and fiction, water color painting, and being Mr. Mom to two wonderful kids (Andrew Berry, 8, and Susan Varney, 4). My wife, Nancy Varney, works in the corporate office at Sara Lee Office Products. We kept our maiden names."  Updated Spring 2000
  • Anne Biggerstaff (’83) married Glenn Cashion June 28.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Timothy Bilbro ('84) is still residing in Burke, VA (suburb of DC) along with wife Daniela and raising two great boys, Ben and Jake, .  Enjoying a new position with Federal Government managing a network operations center.  Hoping for the Nats to raise their win total, and lower the ticket prices.  Enjoying the virtual RC reunion on Facebook as well.   Email: tbilbro@mindspring.com. Updated September 2008
  • John L. Boyette ('86) and Barbara Godwin Boyette ('85) have been married for 14 years and have two beautiful little girls, Lauren Caitlin and Madison Nicole.  John has his own Real Estate Appraisal Business and Barbara is an Acute Case Manager at Moses Cone Hospital. Have lived in Greensboro since graduating. Email: jboyette@triad.rr.com
  • Wendy Broderick Schwaeber (1987) and husband Jeff Schwaeber live near West Palm Beach, FL. They are expecting their second child in August. Wschwaeber@aol.com.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Alison Brown ('86) In August 2001 I moved from my crazy life in Washington, DC to Omaha, Nebraska (still with my two cats, but have now added a guy to the picture).  I am still an immigration attorney and am now supervising legal clinics sponsored by the United Methodist Church in Nebraska and Iowa.  It has been a challenging time to be helping non-citizens.  I find serenity in the many hours I spend driving around the rolling hills of Iowa.  Email BrownJFON@aol.com: Updated Summer 2003
  • Shannon Buie Johnson (’84)  married Chuck Johnson, a civil engineer, in October of 1996.  She is a software analyst and keeps busy remodeling their older home in Raleigh.  Recently, she vacationed in Vegas with Stephanie Holcombe Phillips (’84), Stacy Gerdes Martineau (’84), Hanna Calvert Roggenstein (’84), and Mara C. Pasquale (’84). I forgot to date early entries; this one could be as old as Spring 1998. 
  • April Bunn ('84): my big update is that I started a business in June of '99. I own Wedding Belles, a Bridal Boutique, near Atlantic City, NJ. I am still a flight attendant with  United Airlines out of Phil, Pa. It makes for a CRAZY life,  but a very exciting one too. We have a web page through AtlanticCityWeddings.com and hopefully will have our own web site (seashoreweddings.com) up and running very soon. Updated Spring 2000
  • Wendy Burrows Burgess (’87) is a marketing coordinator for Alphanumeric Systems in Raleigh, where she lives with husband Ed Burgess, a builder/furniture maker/photographer, who, with help from Wendy’s father (also a builder), is building them a home in historic Oakwood.  Email: wburgess@alphanumeric.com  Updated Spring 2000
  • Emily Byrd (‘87):  I'm planning a wedding and trying to be the cheapest bride in the history of the world (hooray eBay!!)....  Still a meteorologist and working at WGHP in Greensboro on early mornings and noon, which ROCKS!  I'm training for my second marathon (Marine Corps in DC, late October).  No kids, but I am mommy to five cats and a big, goofy dog.  Updated September 2008
  • Chad Call ('87) works at Tallahassee Community College - Audio Visual Services and Technology Support and wants to return this fall to the Cape Verde islands, where he served in the Peace Corps. Chadcall@earthlink.net  Updated Spring 2000
  • Leigh Cannon('88) finally graduated from NCSU and moved to Michigan to work for General Motors. She's enjoying it there, however could do without the winters. She really misses North Carolina in March when it is snowing there and her mother is complaining about being sunburned from working in the garden in Raleigh. Email her at leighspace@aol.com.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Scott Carper (‘83) works in Atlanta as national director of IT for a physician practice management services company but finds the traffic unbearable and wants to return to NC.  Email Scott at scottcarper@mindspring.com. and you can get the latest on Scott at http://www.scottcarper.com  Updated Spring 2000
  • Tracy Carroll Lambe (’85)  is an accountant in Randleman.  She is married to Kevin Lambe, a manager at UPS.  They have a six-month old, Kallee.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Jeff Carroll ('85) is a mastering engineer with Bluefield Mastering in Raleigh, NC.  Music is still very important to him and is working to improve his photography.  Loves to travel with his wife to new places.  Find him on Facebook.  Updated May 2009
  • Cynthia Carter ('83) and Steven Ninivaggi ('83) just celebrated their 10th anniversary.  They have two sons.  Cynthia is a professor of anthropology at Georgian Court College and Steve teaches English at Manchester High School.  They would love to hear from old friends at spn@cybercomm.netUpdated Spring 2001
  • Kim Chaney-Bay (‘82) I am still living in our renovated 1930s house in Alcoa, Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  My husband, Jeff, and I welcomed Johannah Caroline Chaney Bay ("Hannah") into our lives on January 4, 2001! Our family also includes a cat, Peaches, and two dogs, Charlie and Gertie.  I work as a Research Associate for Professional Development at the  Center for Literacy Studies, UT [www.cls.coe.utk.edu] and Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Maryville College [www.maryvillecollege.edu].  We are expecting our second child in late September, 2002.  Email: kchaney@utk.edu Updated Summer 2002
  • Rebecca Cheatham (‘88) is having a blast in NYC. Rjcheat@hotmail.com  Updated December 1999
  • Mark Cheek (‘81) and his wife Valerie are the proud parents of Hayeden Thomas Cheek, born March 3, 1999, and Mary Daniel Cheek, age 2. Mark was elected to the board of directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association for 1998-2001.  Updated December 1999.
  • Emily Ruark Clarke ('86)Emily Ruark Clarke ('86) and her husband Ian have 4 children (Gabriel, adopted from Guatemala in 1996, Tian, adopted from China in 1998, Jack, adopted from Korea in 2000, and Nora, adopted from China in 2003).Emily raises funds for Half the Sky Foundation (www.halfthesky.org), traveling around the country and to China to do so when she is not in her home office near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Ian works in the astronomy program at Gettysburg College and home schools the kids. You can reach Emily at emilyrc@adelphia.net.  Updated Spring 2004
  • Jeanna Clever (‘84) was a teacher at Southeast High School in Greensboro for ten years.  She was also a patient for ten years until her dentist finally asked her out. On May 30 this year, she married him, Dr. Ellis List, and has moved to Durham, where his practice is located. Matron of Honor was Lynn Fick-Cooper (‘85).  Jeanna’s brother, Tim Clever (‘80), lives in Greensboro and works for the Greensboro Bats.  Updated Summer 1999
  • Kelly Coan ('85) and Bill Coker ('83) married March 2,1997 in Ashby Parlor and had a baby boy born March 7, 2000. They live in Las Vegas.  Kelly Coan Coker ('85) is working on her doctorate, studying factors that impact adolescent problem drinking, and enjoying playing the part of professor by teaching Counseling as a Profession. jkcoan@hamlet.uncg.edu.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Lynn Fick-Cooper ('85) earned an MBA from UNCG in 1996, after which she married classmate John Cooper. The two moved to D.C. for a short time, but missed Greensboro and moved back. Lynn is now Manager of Public Affairs for the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Her husband is an investment consultant at American Express Financial Advisors.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Patty Cooper Roberson ('81) and husband Clay work at Mortgage Choice in Raleigh. They have two kids: Walt, 6, and Ellen, 3. Patty is way cool because she complimented this newsletter. (Woogledy boogledy piggledy poo -- May lots of good, fun things happen to you! --Ed.)  Updated Spring 1998
  • James R. Counts ('87) lived in the notorious 326 spookyroom (Kling-Klangzimmer), 3rd floor Mary Foust with David, Meredith, Michael, Fred, and Chris. No one complained about the bands Underwear House, The Industry, and Unit-2 practicing under red lights at all hours except the RAs (sorry Kim!) James now lives in spicy Brixton and baby sits animated characters for British television. Now when his work mates ask him why he lives in South London, he just says, "because I'm from the South!"  Email James at james@usairuk.com. Updated Summer 2003
  • Patricia Curry Jarrett (‘81) lives in Greensboro with husband Doug, and is a receptionist for Industries of the Blind on Lee Street.  She was awarded the Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award, which recognizes her career achievement in spite of disabilities and her work fighting stereotypes about people with disabilities.  She served on the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities in Greensboro in 1995 and 1996 and carried the Olympic torch on its way to Atlanta.  Updated Summer 1999
  • Donny Daniel (‘80) is happily married to Anna Jane and living in Roanoke, VA. daniel3d@roanoke.infi.net.  Updated December 1999
  • Dan is married to the wonderful Lynne Blackmon Daniel ('84). They have three children (Wallace III, Charlotte and McMillen). Lynne is a full time homemaker and a part time small business owner. Dan is also a tennis widower, since Lynne enjoys playing competitive tennis at North Hills Club in Raleigh. Lynne and Dan can be reached at dan.daniel@interpath.net.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Lori Ann Denn ('87): Is the owner/president of LAD Financial Services in Boca Raton, Florida, specializing in Commodity Options. I can be reached at lorianndenn@yahoo.com and am interested in locating Joy Roberts ('87).  Updated Spring 2004
  • John Draper ('81) Read Eric's piece about John Pope.  I had no idea what had happened to him and the others of the class of '81.  I've been all around the country and in many parts of the world since graduating from UNCG in '81.  I am currently with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas TX.  Please say hello to Fran and Murray for me and send me updates as to the whereabouts of my classmates. jidraper@att.net or John.Draper@dal.frb.org.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Paul Dresel (‘87) earned a BA in English/History and has been loafing around various parts of Washington State and North Carolina ever since. His recent decisions to acquire a partner (four-legged, fuzzy, named Ruby) and play in a local band have kept him relatively anchored in Raleigh, where he is alternately a technical writer and an amateur weekend warrior. rpdresel@mindspring.comUpdated December 1999
  • Michael Driver (1987) is currently a licensed Real Estate Agent for Kriegsman and Associates, which pays much better than retail with less hours...  He also has finished principal photography for Plate of Shrimp productions first full length "film" (seeing as it was shot on video...  lol) entitled Morris Attacks, in which he played a variety of parts, including but not limited to: a robot named Crunchy, an elf, a bear, a very tall leprechaun, a Mexican minstrel, and himself.  He is currently working on a full length romantic tragicomedy to be shot in the fall.  Aside from that and freelance writing (including a recent stint for GSBO's Triad Style), he is putting out a compilation of local bands to benefit the Women's Resource center, was elected president of the Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association, he works on his houses, plays with his dogs, and watches a lot of movies.  Oh and occasionally sleeps.  Catch him at crunchy@triad.rr.com.
  • Since graduation, Robb Dunn (‘82) has lived in New Mexico, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and South Carolina.  He earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU and recently returned to Greensboro to shoot a screenplay he wrote.  Robb, who now writes his name as Robb Dunne, is looking for a faculty position to teach Dramatic Writing and its history and eventually wants to earn a doctorate.  Email:  topwriter@hotmail.com   Updated December 1999
  • Cynthia Everett-Khan ('88): is a Family Literacy Worker with York County Head Start in Yorktown, Virginia. Cynthia and husband Sheldon bought a home in Williamsburg, VA in May 2001. Their dog Isis loves having a yard to run around in.  Her e-mail address is scik1@msn.com. Updated Fall 2001 
  • Erin Fahey (‘84) lives in Emeryville, CA (San Francisco area) and is working for the government (General Services Administration) in publications.  Email:  erin.fahey@gsa.gov  Updated December 1999
  • Lynn Fick-Cooper (‘85) recently went back to work for the Center for Creative Leadership as Senior Manager of Corporate Relations and travels internationally often. Fickl@leaders.ccl.org.   Updated December 1999
  • Hallelujah Fenberg (1987) makes pottery in Seagrove, NC with his lovely Italian wife, Patrizia.   http://fenberg.home.mindspring.com or fenberg@mindspring.com.
  • Kirten Floyd (1989) In May 2001, I moved with my family to Hartford, Connecticut, and am working for an interior design firm called The Interior Edge.  My new email is Kirsten@interioredge.com  Updated Fall 2001
  • Marty Ford and Mary Foster Ford (1984-87) We will be married for 12 years this October (2001).  We have a daughter, Kathryn Charlotte, who will be 2 years old in November.  We currently live in Spartanburg, SC.  Mary teaches high school social studies and Marty is the Director of Manufacturing for Nutricia.  Marty finished his MBA at the University of South Carolina in April 2000 and Mary is currently pursuing her masters in secondary education.  We can be reached at marty7@charter.net.Updated Fall 2001
  • Karen E. Forehand ('84) was killed on New Year's Eve, 1995.  After leaving RC, she had received her law degree from Duke University, held a partnership in a New York law firm and in her own practice in Cary, NC.  Most importantly, she'd touched many other lives and will be sorely missed and long remembered.
  • Mark Freundt ('84) received the 1992 John Coltrane Jazz Composers Fellowship, which led to the recording of his "Dance for the Moon." He has been with the Greensboro Music Academy since 1989, creating it's award-winning Jazz Education Center and teaching jazz and classical piano. He is also on the faculty at Guilford College. He and Kim Henley Freundt ('84) have created a baby sister for Ben. Anna Katherine was born September 8, 1997.   Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Charlotte Frye (‘89) is in her second year of the Ph.D. program in philosophy of education at the University of Illinois. Cfrye@uiuc.edu  pdated December 1999.
  • John C. Gale (‘87) did some technical writing for MCI, followed by a stint as Unix SysAdmin for a local computer company (firewalls and various Internet stuff) before recently accepting a job at UNCG in Systems and Networks.  John will be getting married this year and has been a bonehead for losing touch with so many old friends (especially you Claudia  Martin).  John lives in Kernersville and still keeps up with other members of the Goob Squad (Mike Agejew and Doug Campbell). jcgale@uncg.edu  Updated December 1999
  • Rick Gallimore(‘85) got married in 1992 while a grad student in Rochester, NY and lived there for 6 years with wife Lisa, who is a neurologist. They then moved to Alabama so she could try private practice.  The couple plans to flee the Deep South this summer; probably to Wilmington.  Rick is almost done with his dissertation and fears the tight job market for philosophy professors.  Still obsessed with hi-fi, he dabbles in private consulting and custom installation for audio and home theater systems. athena@cybrtyme.com  Updated Summer 1999
  • Tamarin Gay Huelin (’85) writes “I’m living in an undergraduate dorm at the University of Chicago, doing Tom and Michelle Taylor’s old job (with my husband, Scott)!  There are many days when I really appreciate the role RC played (and the people there) in shaping my life.  Students stop by all hours of the day and night, and living in a community intensely again has been both a joy and a challenge.  My husband is close to being ABD in his program here in Religion and Literature.  I’m working full-time as clinic coordinator and therapist for New Life Clinic in the downtown Chicago outpatient clinic.  I really enjoy my work and was able to transfer my job here when we moved from Atlanta 2 years ago.” I forgot to date early entries; this one could be as old as Spring 1998.  Sorry!
  • Alex Goldstein (‘86)lives in Durham and recently returned to UNCG to participate in a series of events commemorating the November 1979 Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro, during which his step-father was killed. At age 11, Alex was present during the anti-Klan rally in which his mother also protested. (UNCG students watched a short film assembled from footage of the event and a discussion followed. This program was held in Mary Foust and was organized by current RC freshman Meredith Arnold.) asolomong@aol.com  Updated December 1999.
  • Since completing an MSW at Washington University, Jennifer Greene (‘81) has been a social work administrator at a small treatment center for children with emotional and behavioral problems in Charlotte. She also coordinates a church singles group and takes swimming lessons (having never learned as a child). Would love to hire RCers wanting to make a difference in the lives of children. Jlg111462@aol.com  Updated December 1999.
  • Ellen Gozion (1981)  is a soap-maker by hobby and a pianist for the Pittsburgh ballet theatre by trade. She and boyfriend Jim do contra and English country dancing, flat water canoe on the local rivers, visit various state parks, and host a reading group of poetry and prose.
    Vikki Griffin Metheny (1985), since marrying Scott in 2001 has finished her Masters in Nursing Science, had 2 sweetie sons Griffin Lloyd 4/4/03 and Kintigh Paul 8/17/05 and moved from Asheville, to the Hillsborough area.  She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner for the Kernodle CLinic in Burlington.  Would love to know where Karen Blakburn (1985) and Jane McFarland (1985) can be located.   She can be contacted at:  vskgk@hotmail.com or vikki.metheny@kernodle.com  Updated January 2007
  • Greg Gulas (‘86) spends a lot of time hitting things with sticks. He spends even more time at NC State, where he does computer work involving distance learning for the library. Crazy_Horse@worldnet.att.net  Updated December 1999.
  • Melissa Hagemann ('85): moved to New York City after four years in Budapest, Hungary. It's taken a while to adjust to life in the States again, but she's enjoying New York and working for the Soros Foundation, an international education foundation. She worked for the foundation in Budapest as well, and traveled extensively throughout Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Her email address is: mhagemann@sorosny.org  Updated Spring 1998.
  • Kate Greenblo Hayward ('88) I have finished my MA in Counseling, and am currently working part-time at Duke doing cancer prevention counseling.  Next month, I will also be counseling oncology inpatients, something I am really looking forward to!  My husband Tim is looking at Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowships, so we'll probably be moving next summer.  I'm sad to move, but happy that this means he's almost done with his 7 years of training here at Duke and is looking at Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowships, so they will probably be moving soon. Kate_hayward@hotmail.com  Updated Spring 2000
  • James Harper and Donna Chambers Harper(’84) now live in Cary with kids Jessica (4) and Emily (2½). He is a reference librarian and she is a clinical data coordinator.  Email: jbharper@hotmail.com  Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Maria Hatfield('88) works at the Center for Creative Leadership and lives in Greensboro. Updated Spring 1998.
  • Kirsten Herr (‘89) is now Kirsten Floyd, wife and mother. She lives in Beckley, WV and had her second child in February.
  • Jamie Herring ('82) received his MPA from UNCG and was recently promoted to assistant chief of the University Police Department here, where he's been working since he was a student. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Jodi, their son Troy (born Sept. 11, 1998 at 12 lbs. 2 oz.!), and their daughter Victoria (who just loves being an older sister!).  Updated Spring 1999
  • Amanda Hiatt (’87) is a copy editor at the Winston-Salem Journal.  Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Carolyn Hill-Fotouhi ('80) lives in Deerfield Beach, FL with husband Nader Fotouhi and their Rottweiler, Kilo. She is a consultant in the area of workers compensation. Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Anne Hoffman (1989)  works for Pyramid Educational Consultants in Newark, DE Ahoffman@pecs.com
  • Barbara Howlett Hayden (’85) lives in Mechanicsville, VA with husband Paul and three kids.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Meredith Hughes ('88):  I still live in Berlin. After my MFA from the UW in Seattle, I got a MA in ED and now teach History, English and TOK (the Theory of Knowledge which is such a Mary Foust type class!) in a bilingual high school. My daughter Nadia Leigh is 9 and my daughter Leah Muriel is 7.   Please contact me at merehuhges@gmail.com or merehughes@hotmail.com Updated February 2008
  •  Alison Hyman (1989)  and boyfriend Chad a baby girl on May 1, 2002.  Kathryn Melissa ("Katie") is super-dooper cute--check her official press release at http://www.hslc.org/~scorza/babygirlkatie2002/.  The new family lives with many cats in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Email at ahyman1999@kellogg.nwu.edu  (Rumor has it that the original namesake Kathryn ("Kathy") Wilson ('89) is living in Asheville NC and aloof as ever.)
  • Congratulations to Santita Hyman (1988) on the birth of her beautiful daughter, Jazlyn Shane Milsap-Hyman, on January 10, 2001.  Santita and family live in Mableton, Georgia.  Cynthia Everett-Khan ('88) is the very proud god-mother and is truly enjoying her duties!  Updated Fall 2001.
  • David Jarrell (’86) resides in Mokp'o, South Korea.  When he's not telling kids to sit down and be quiet, he actually manages to teach them a little English.  "Wish I could've been at the Reunion."  Reach him at dajdaj@hotmail.com  Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Jeff Johnson (1981) bought a house in Lilesville, NC (Anson County) in January. He continues to teach US History and World Studies at Anson High. www.brojeff@hotbot.com  Updated Spring 2000.
  • Cecelia Joyce ('88 formerly Cecelia Newman ) is married to Keith Joyce and they have a newborn baby girl. Her e-mail is ceceliajoyce@yahoo.com They currently live in Raleigh. Updated Summer 2003 (Thanks, Marci!)
  • After nearly starving to death teaching history at community colleges since 1992, Deirdre S. Kearney (‘82) has taken a position teaching social studies at Guilford Day School and is beginning a second MA in special education this summer. Dskearney@aol.com  Updated Summer 1999.
  • Casi Barbour King ('86)  My husband Darryl and I welcomed our second child on Wednesday, March 1, 2000.  His name is Jordan Anthony King and he weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs, 14 oz.  He and 2 1/2 year old big sister Lauryn are getting along just fine.  I am currently a Customer Service Trainer and Systems Coordinator at Alta Health & Life Insurance company in Piscataway, NJ. I can still be reached at jaici@aol.com. Updated Spring 2000
  • Jeffrey Kiser ('80) lives in the Big Apple and is a free-lance interior designer. He hangs with Rob Holton , Paul Hartis, and Mike Foster. Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Christine Kopf ('89): is teaching 2nd grade in Fayetteville, NC...and from what we hear, she's GREAT at it!  UpdatedSpring 1998. 
  • Heather Krill McCarthy (’87) is a marketing representative for 360° Communications. She and husband Adam recently bought a house in North Raleigh.  Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Heather Lankford Chapman (‘87) lives in Cary with husband Alex and a poorly behaved cat, Oggie. She is working on a master’s in Information Science and is interning at SAS. heather@budgetweb.com  Updated Summer 1999.
  • Jennifer Lau McCartney (’85) married David McCartney in June 1996 and has a 9-month old son, Ian Noble.  They live in Midland, TX, where she teaches fourth grade and David is chef/owner of The Wild Scallion restaurant.  Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Theda Leatherwood Rudd (‘87) lives in Asheville, where she stays at home with daughter Sadie, born 2/4/98, and cat Cyril.  She is a natural parenting activist.  She, husband Haig, and Sadie enjoy fly-fishing and  camping. thedakay@aol.com  Updated December 1999.
  • Shawn Linehan (’88) is currently pursuing a career in photography.  She lives in Greensboro with Ken Beck (’88), who is pursuing a career in electronic music.  Updated Spring 1998.
  • Alison Lynch ('81): is working toward completing certification in counseling and working as an "intake specialist" for a behavioral health managed care company in the meantime. The world of private industry has opened her eyes to say the least, coming from a slow moving, unsophisticated community mental health perspective.  In her spare time she enjoys browsing the internet [if, in your own, browsing, you'd like to reach Alison, try here at alk2@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu or allync@mcc-care.com] or learning about the world of investing (and partaking, sparingly). She has started a pet sitting business primarily taking care of cats. Her husband Jack ('85) takes care of the dogs. Her latest inclination is to combine the pet sitting with her counseling background to do "pet bereavement counseling."   Updated Spring 1998. 
  • Claudia Martin (’88) lives in Takoma Park, MD with her Doberman, Sasha.  She does computer training and tech support for a non-profit health care association in Bethesda wintrmute@hotmail.comUpdated Spring 2000.
  • Eric and Nancy (Fisher) Marshall (‘81 and ‘82) live in Walnut Cove, NC, with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, goats, two kids, and Old MacDonald.  Nancy teaches at Southeastern Stokes Middle School and was elected Teacher of the Year in 1998. Eric teaches at London Elementary, where their children, Megan (3rd grade) and Matt (1st grade) attend.  Updated December 1999
  • Congratulations to Stacey McLendon Craft (‘85) and husband Lester of Greensboro on the birth of their daughter Adele McLendon Craft, born June 28, 1999.  Updated December 1999
  • Jane McFarland ('85) married David Scott Haag in Chapel Hill on September 20. They live in Durham.  I forgot to date early entries; this one could be as old as Spring 1998
  • Mark "Casper" McRorie ('89) is Claims Manager at Southern Insurance Underwriters in Alpharetta, GA and spends his time managing commercial insurance claims and litigation in AL, GA, FL and SC. He and his wife, Becky, live in Marietta, GA.  They have 6 year old son, Harper "Jack" McRorie.  Email address: Casperhaus@aol.com  Updated October 2006 
  • After graduating in 1987, Todd Nichols (1982)enrolled in the School of Public Health at UNC-CH. He dropped out after three semesters and started a residential construction company, but now he works with a commercial construction company in Cary, NC. nicholsta@hotmail.com  Updated Spring 2000
  • Siouxzyn (Susan) Ornt ('89) I'm still working in a grocery store but now I'm a member of a drag king troupe (instead of the Lesbian Avengers) and living in Portland Oregon.  I've self-published a number of poetry 'zines and performed my poetry from Olympia, Washington to Glasgow Scotland.  Updated Summer 2003 
  • Angela Osborne ('85) received her MFA in Costume Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994. She then moved to New Mexico, where she now runs the costume shop and teaches theatre courses at NMSU. She is engaged to be married in June and looks forward to one wedding present in particular--an "absolutely charming" 10-year-old stepdaughter.  Updated Spring 1998 
  • Anne Overcash Hoffman ('89) married E. Carl Hoffman II on April 4, 1996 and gained two step-children, Autumn and CJ. She works part-time at the Delaware Autistic Program and for an educational consulting firm while working on her MEd in Exceptional Children at the University of Delaware. Her e-mail address is daprog@dca.net.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Josh Parker ('89) is working on multiple degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris.  He continues to write very well. Email Josh at parkerjm71@hotmail.com  Updated Spring 2002 (Thanks Dana!)
  • Weena Perry ('86) married David Edward Gatten on July 31, 1997 at sunrise on the beach at Seabrook Island, SC. They honeymooned in Oregon, then returned to Chicago, where they both attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Weena is completing her Master of Arts degree in 20th Century Art History, Theory and Criticism. David is from Greensboro, graduated from UNCG, and is completing his Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental Filmmaking.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Amy Petrine (‘89) still lives in Virginia (Reston) and has been working in the telecom industry for several years.  She is currently with MCI Worldcom installing dedicated phone lines in the business market. Anyone needing a DC tour guide can drop her a note at Amy.Petrine@mci.com  Updated Summer 1999
  • Rhesia Philip Mitchell (1988) married Gregory Mitchell on November 20, 1999 in Williamston, NC. They live in Raleigh, and Rhesia teaches kindergarten in Cary.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Kimberlee Phillips (’84) (RA for three years and 1988 UNCG Homecoming Queen) has lived in Bari, Italy since graduation, where she put to use her International Studies major in the field of marketing and public relations for several international companies.  She is now establishing her own marketing research company, KMP Studio.  She enjoys living in Southern Italy by the Adriatic Sea.  Email: Kimmia@bccsanteramo.itI  Updated Spring 1998
  • Byron Poole (1989)  moved from Raleigh to Portland, OR.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Since leaving RC, Kermit Maurice Poole (’85) has taken on more leadership roles by serving in Caswell Cares (an AIDS task force) and the Caswell Family Violence Program (for victims of domestic abuse).  He has relocated to Durham, where he is pursuing certification in substance abuse counseling.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Allen Price ('89): is currently working at Abercrombie and Fitch in Columbus, Ohio as the Menswear Color Specialist. He writes "I love my job, but already miss Greensboro and RC greatly. The weather is COLD and WINDY!!! Wear your parkas and come see me!!!! I can be reached at aprice@abercrombie.com The stores are looking great and Spring is just around the corner so BUY, BUY, BUY!!!!!!! I need to keep my job and pay off my school loans!"  Updated Spring 1998
  • Nancy Annette Privette (’85) lives in Mooresville, NC and works as a public information officer and community schools director.  She digs golf, tennis, and reading and being involved with the Civitans and Chamber of Commerce.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Lee Proctor (’87)  My email address is different than it was in 2000, it's hevenleeinnc@yahoo.com.  I have mostly been doing the same work, overnight nanny work with newborn babies. However, I took a certificate course in Fall 2006 for Medical Office Administration Specialist at UNCC, and I'm looking forward to finding a position in the medical field. I still live in Charlotte. Another new thing about me since 2000 is that I started line dancing in Feb 2001, so I've been at it for 6 1/2 years. It's fabulous and I love it, and it's great exercise. I'm at Coyote Joe's every Wednesday night...come join the fun!!  Updated August 2007 
  • Aretha Reynolds Gonzalez (’87) still resides in Rocky Mount, NC with her children and pets. Her daughter, Autumn Skye, attends the Early College and her son, Adrian Tyler, attends middle school.  I am currently attending the University of Phoenix and studying for my MBA.  I'm a member of PETA, the Humane Society and the ASPCA. Updated May, 2009.
  • Robbie Alyson Rhodes-Murphy (‘88) finished her master’s thesis at Iowa State.  She and her husband Larkin Murphy have a newborn baby. She and Lark in are living in Virginia. She can still be reached at grailqst@hotmail.com  Updated Summer 2003 (Thanks, Marci!).
  • Reshard Riggins ('88) I am currently living in New York, NY and I work as the Associate Director of Workforce Development and Economic Empowerment for people with HIV/AIDS with the Gay Men's Health Crisis.  I am a national board member of the National Working Positive Coalition, an urban think tank and national advisory group for those with disabilities around the issue of workforce.  I just graduated in May 2009 with my Masters of Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Management and Public Policy.  As an out lesbian since 1994, I have worked with several agencies to support gay rights locally and nationally. I can be reached on Facebook as Reshard Riggins or via email addresses rykkeriggins@aol.com or reshardlriggins@aol.com . Updated July 2009
  • Lisa Riley (1989)  graduated from the Peabody Conservancy in May 1999 with a doctorate in conducting. She is currently on the music staff at San Francisco State University, is an accompanist for San Francisco Opera’s outreach program, and teaches 12 piano students. She recently conducted Don Giovanni with the Berkeley Opera and Tales of Hoffman with the Livermore Valley Opera.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Donna Robertson (1982)  works for a large employee benefits consulting firm in Raleigh and recently bought a condo in Cary. Unfortunately, we couldn’t figure out her email address.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Jamie Robertson ('82) writes " I'm alive, which is more than I could have said about me three years ago.  Seriously the reason that is, I am 3 years into my second kidney transplant. I'm in Graham, still single, and working at a photography studio.  That's about it."  Drop Jamie a line at JWR4@aol.com   Just to update here, I have started an on-line comic strip.  Check it out at http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Suite/9895  It's called Clan of the Cats.  Updated Spring 2000
  • Betsy Rocap Johnston (‘85) lives in Kensington, MD. Betsy0528@aol.com  Updated Summer 1999
  • John Rotan (‘87) I currently live in Camden, Maine.  I am Director of Technical Education at the International Film and Television Workshops.  In addition to being on faculty teaching Cinematography and Visual Storytelling, I also run the Tech. Department and get to play with a lot of cool  film "toys". My e-mail is jrotan@rotan.com (www.rotan.com) or tech@theworkshops.com (work).  My AFI Thesis Film, BORIS, won Best Student Narrative Film and the Audience Award at the 25th Annual Carolina Film and Video Festival held at UNC-G April 10-13, 2002.  This seems both appropriate and ironic as I was never accepted into the Broadcasting/Cinema Dept. at UNC-G due to my G.P.A.   Updated Summer 2003
  • Lesley Sanders (1985) I have worked for GEICO Direct insurance company for the past 10 yrs and currently I am Management trainer.  I moved back to Dallas, Texas after living in Iowa and Washington D.C.  Email Lesley at Sandles@hotmail.com
  • Veronica (Ronnie) Savage ('84) finally plays in a band, The Hail Marys. She worked in television and indie film for many years, and now works as a QA Engineer in San Francisco. Veronica has done a lot of traveling, from Siberia to Tahiti, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA, where she shares a home with her partner, two dogs, and a cat. You can reach her at vsavage10@home.com.  Updated Fall 2000
  • Congratulations to Donna Sexton Joyce (1987) and husband Wayne on the birth of their son, Gavin Wayne Joyce. He was born on January 13 and weighed 6.13 lbs. and was 21 inches long. wjoyce@ac.net  Updated Spring 2000
  • Rebecka Sexton (‘82) earned an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.  She currently teaches sculpture and metalworking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago  Rebsext@aol.com  Updated Summer 1999
  • Mary Ellen Smith (‘88)  Mary Ellen is now living over in Sevieerville, TN.  She can be reached at:  beedancecottage@yahoo.com  Updated September 2008
  • Marcy Stokely (1980)  is getting settled into her new house in Reston, VA with her dog and four cats. She is an Installation Coordinator and does scheduling, technical documentation writing, and installation of web-based products for members of Congress, but does not consider herself a techie. She fondly remembers Murray saying, "Keep your computers out of my McIver Building!" in one of his opening addresses. Marcy_Stokely@acs-desktop.com  Updated Spring 2000
  • Martha Stroud (’87) is pursuing her passion for film preservation at YCM Laboratories in Burbank, California.   You can e-mail her at splicegrrl@verizon.net.
  • Marci Thomas ('88) is currently living in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. She has started her own business aptly named Thomas Business Services. She and her husband Mookie Harris recently left Indianapolis, IN after 3 years there. They
  • have 2 cats which they have adopted from the humane society and one was found in the street. It is so nice to be back on the east coast! She can be reached still at absolutmgt@aol.com Updated Summer 2003.
  • Congratulations to Dave Thornhill (‘85) and his wife Kristi on the birth of a baby girl, Lily Grayson, born January 17, 1999.  Dave works for Culp, Inc. in High Point.  The couple are also youth group leaders at First Baptist in Lexington. Wdthornhill@culpinc.com  Updated December 1999
  • Erica Tireman Loring (1980) I'm still living in Cary, NC and getting ready to celebrate 20 years of marriage to fellow UNC-G graduate Ken Loring. I'm still working for Global Knowledge. It has been almost 9 years now. We have 2 daughters - Kasey, 15, and Samantha, 9. We survived our first year of high school and now we are venturing into the life of having a teen-aged driver. Kasey enjoys going to summer camp at UNC-G and it is always fun to walk around campus when we drop her off and pick her up. So many changes! Except the food in the cafeteria somehow remains the same. We are also in Greensboro frequently to visit my sister, Pat Tireman, RC Alum - 1974.  Updated Summer 2004
  • Jennie Turnbull (‘87) lives in Greensboro and wants to go to medical school. jrturnbu@uncg.edu  Updated December 1999
  • Laurie Tuten ('80): received a BS in speech/language pathology from UNCG in 1984 and a MEd in the same major in 1985. She now lives in Greensboro and works in Asheboro in a nursing home. You can reach her at SLPTX4U@aol.com  Updated Spring 1998
  • Chuck Upchurch (’87) is in his 4th year as an Assistant Professor of British History at Florida State University and recently taught a class in Bryan Hall, the "Living-Learning" dorm at FSU.  Summers and research semesters are spent in Brooklyn with family.  His partner and he married in Canada in 2006, to go with their Vermont civil union from 2003.  Email Church at cupchurc@mailer.fsu.edu   Updated May, 2007 
  • Dr. Ann Valdes ('85) currently lives in Albuquerque, NM, but will be working for six weeks in Guatemala this spring. 
  • Bert VanderVeen (‘89) married Rebecca Jane Nicholas (UNCG ‘92 grad) in July.  They live in Greensboro as Bert works as UNCG's campus photographer (check out the 2000 Annual, if we ever get it posted!). Email Bert at bert_vanderveen@uncg.edu Updated December 1999
  • After earning a graduate degree in architecture from VA Tech in 1985, Mitzi Vernon (‘80) taught at Arizona State for 5 years, then moved to L.A. and taught part-time at USC for 2 years. Then she earned a second master’s in the product design program in engineering at Stanford and spent 3 years in the Bay Area. She has now returned to VA Tech to teach while working on her ideas for children’s books. vernon@vt.edu  Updated December 1999
  • Jonathan Vess (’88) lives in Asheville with his new wife, whom he married in a little town called Trust (pop. 4).  He does outdoor leadership groups for adolescents and families and is working on a drop-out prevention program for Madison County schools.  He also wants to open a therapeutic camp for adolescents on an organic farm in Madison County with New Direction Ministry.   Updated Spring 1998
  • Kristin Waehling Smith (’87) married Steve Smith in 1999 and has 2 boys - a 3 year old and a 6 month old. I still live in Massachusetts and I work at Mass General Hospital in the Admitting department as a training manager. I can be reached at kristin-smith@comcast.netUpdated Spring 2004
  • Nicole Warters (‘91)  teaches dance and drama at Madison Middle School in Asheville.  She married Chad Willis on April 17.  Updated Summer 1999
  • Richard B. “Doc” Watson (;'84) Living in the heart of New York City's Chelsea district, I'm working as an actor. LOVE IT! Regionally, I've worked steadily in Sarasota, Salt Lake City, Albany, Milwaukee, DC, East Hampton, Montauk, Allentown, from graduation '89 until '06 (including a five year stint for the MOUSE in Orlando, FL). Received my MFA from the Academy For Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC - George Washington University in '01. I'm pursuing the acting career here in the City and it has led to commercial, voice-over, animation, film, TV and live theatre work. Much love to my RC family: Tom, Betty Anne, Fran, David, Alan, Tim, April, Jeanna, Mark, Stacey, Kimberlee, James, Donna, and, of course, Floyd.  See recent photo of me HERErwatson225@verizon.net   Updated December 2007
  • Heather Wheless ('88): who you can reach electronically at whelessh@vnet.net lives in Durham, NC near the RTP. She is an Information Technology Analyst for a World Wide Web design company located in the RTP. She loves her job a great deal! She turned 26 in June and also received a big promotion in June. She has two cats: Kaos and Loki.  Updated Spring 1998
  • Abbitha Jane Wilcox Berry ('85):  Dan and I are still married. Eleven years this summer. We have two daughters Sydney Jane Berry born Dec. 9, 2001 and Jordan Sorrento Berry born Feb. 22, 2005. Sydney is named for her grandfather, Sydney Berry and is a fourth generation Jane. Sorrento is one of our favorite towns to visit in Italy. I still work for Leather Resource LLC (19 years this summer). We sell Italian Upholstery leather to furniture manufacturers. My e-mail address is abbitha@leatherresource.com. If you want to know how leather is made, just check out our web site http://www.leatherresource.com/We now live in Whitsett, NC. I commute to Greensboro, and Dan commutes to Duke University Federal Credit Union to work. I love to hear from old friends from RC. I have not been active with the Alumni since Sydney was born. I use to wonder why people did not help the alumni. Now I know, it is very difficult to balance work and family. When did they start having homework in kindergarten?  Updated April 2008
  • Chris Winters ('86) got an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston, joined the Peace Corps and spent four years in Hungary, where he met his wife Annamari. They returned to the U.S. in 1999 to settle in Seattle, where Chris spent seven years reporting for a newspaper that folded in early 2007. Deploying his parachute just in time, Chris is now the managing editor of Washington CEO Magazine (www.washingtonceo.com), and Annamari teaches English as a Second Language to more recently arrived immigrants at Shoreline Community College. Chris still rocks out on the guitar on a regular basis. Reach Chris at chris-dot-winters-atsymbol-earthlink-dot-net. Updated Spring 2000
  • Mark Alan Zeitler (‘84)  lives in a northern suburb of New York City.  He has a wholesaling business based in Greenwich, CT, and a new baby.  Updated Summer 1999