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 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Catherine Smith.bmp  Catherine Smith '91 was appointed as the Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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John Benfield '78 and his wife Carol hosted the 7th Annual Wofford Charleston School of Law dinner on November 18th. In attendance were about 30 current Charleston School of Law students and Wofford alums.  Local alumni attending included Jimmy Stuckey '60, Johnny Waller '59, and Molly Hughes Cherry '93.
 /uploadedImages/alumni/weddingsEngagements/birthAnnouncements/Hutto3900 - Copy (2).jpg  B. J. Hutto '02 has just begun a part-time DPhil in theological ethics through Oxford University (Harris Manchester College).  Pictured is Hutto, with his wife, Rebekah, and his daughter, Hannah.
 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Melanie_Watson.jpg  Melanie Dillingham Watson '98 earned her Master's of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in May 2010. She is currently the media specialist at Conway Middle School in Conway, SC.
 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Richter.jpg  Scott Richter '92 was recently promoted to Asst. Vice President at GE Capital Americas, Franchise Finance. Richter has been with GE Capital for over 7 years, the past 3 years at Franchise Finance. Pictured is Richter, along with his wife, Karen, and three children, Galen, Brendan, and Martha.
 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/DSC02974.JPG  Dorothy Acee Thomas '96 sent in this photo of her special Wofford cheerleader, Anna Holland Thomas, who is 8 months old. 
 Henry Adkins /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Duvall.jpg  Dr. Henry Grady Adkins '00 has been named Secretary/Treasurer at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Alex V. Duvall '01 has been named Georgetown Memorial Hospital's Chief of Family Medicine.  Georgetown Hospital System is a private, not-for-profit organization. The system consists of Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Waccamaw Community Hospital and several facilities throughout Horry and Georgetown counties. 
 Dr. Charles Barrett  Dr. Charles D. Barrett '55, the emeritus Professor of Religion at Wofford, has written a new book, called Funny Things Can Happen on Your Way through the Bible: Scriptual Oddities and Odd Thoughts about Them in a Book of More Rhyme Than Reason.  The Foreword of the book is written by William H. Willimon '68.  Dr. Barrett is pictured on the left. 
 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Alumni-News-3-web.jpg  Spontaneous Wofford alumni reunion with family this summer in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Front Row at the Table: T.K. Hendricks, Smith Hendricks, Emma Wilcox, Hannah Wilcox, Dawn King Wilcox '98, David Wilcox '98Standing: Valerie Skinner Hendricks '90, Artie Hendricks '90, Jenny Snead Williams '97, Erika Watson PePaz '95, Liz Wansley '99, Rebekah McLeod Hutto '02, B.J. Hutto '02, and Chase Bannister '02.
 Rachael Crews  Rachael Crews '01 has been promoted to senior associate at GrayRobinson, P.A. in Orlando, F.L.  Crews joined GrayRobinson in 2007, practicing eminent domain law, general litigation and creditor's rights for both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy issues. Crews is a member of the Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.
 Beth Mellette  Beth Mellette '09 joined the Class of 2014 at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg, W.Va., on August 2, 2010.  She received her white coat during the annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 11. Mellette will earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) after successfully completing the four-year medical education program at WVSOM.
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/WaringWeb.jpg   Armando Llorente '78 caught a Baltimore Orioles game in August and snapped a photo with Brandon Waring '08, who pays third base for the team.
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From Carlisle Hamrick '75, a photo of his triplet grandsons (6 mos.): Thomas, John and Walker. "They will be sliding down the hill at football games in no time," writes Hamrick. "For those of us who graduated in ’75, this is the 35th reunion. Any interest in trying to get together at Homecoming, which is Oct 30th vs Citadel?"
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Some members of the Class of 2000 reunited in August. From left to right: Carson Sowell Twombley, Frances Brown Anderson, Jamie Johnson Boyd, Rachel North-Coombes Chaplin, Kathryn Mullins Rowan, and Macaulay White Smith. 
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Ambre Kelly_Campana Bros.jpg  Ambre Kelly '00 launched her creative services consultancy in 2009, "The They Co". The They Co. is a supergroup of press, designers, conversationalists, event planners, undercover PR agents and pens for hire. In addition to The They Co., Kelly also launched, along with her partener Andrew Gori, a non-profit art book publishing house, The Underground Library. The Underground Library is a book-making and distributing community project circulating non-established words, films, art and music, mysteriously.
 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Group.jpg  Carolyn Laffitte '03 and Will Johnson '02 coordinated a joint event by the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division and Young Bankers Division, which featured Dr. Frank Machovec as guest speaker.  Pictured, from left to right L to R: Lindsey Carlberg Livingston '01, Clint Hammond '01, Jeff Muthig '06, Nick Steinhaus '03, Thomas Anderson '02, Jesse Smith '03, Frank Machovec, Mark Reynolds '08, Will Johnson '02, John Johnston '02, Bowen Horger '98, Chad Johnston '03, Carolyn Laffitte '03, Elizabeth Moses '01, Montague Laffitte '00 
 /uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/joe pugh.jpg  Joe Pugh '60 continued his Lively History talks with a presentation of "The Making of the Atomic Bomb, a Concentration of Human Skill, Wealth and Motivation" to the six hundred member Patriots League of Georgia. Pugh also presented "Chevalier deKalb, Farm Boy, Soilder, Spy and Hero" to the DeKalb County Geneology Society. Next on his schedule is the DeKalb presentation to the DeKalb County Historical Society.
 Dana Bruce  Dana Bruce '01 has been elected President/Chair of the Community Health Charities of South Carolina's Board starting in fiscal year 2011. She served for two years on the Community Health Charities of South Carolina’s board as Executive Director of the Palmetto Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
 Jack Griffeth  Jack D. Griffeth '73 has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the South Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Griffeth begins his term July 1, 2010. Griffeth, a shareholder with Collins & Lacy, practices in the Greenville office. His 34-year practice of law has focused on defense trial work, representing employers in employment related litigation and mediation.
 Tom Floyd  Tom Floyd '99 spent the last 2 years completing a part time MBA at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.  As a part of the program, he traveled and studied in Asia and South America.  On the South American trip in December 2009, Floyd participated in a program at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago.  Meredith Denton '00 (on left) is the Head of International Programs for Universidad de Chile's School of Business and Economics. 

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William McGirt '01 played in the Masters Pro-Am in Myrtle Beach, S.C. back in April 2010.  These two pictures were taken after the Hootie and the Blowfish concert to celebrate the tournament.  The first picture is McGirt (on right) with his wife, Sarah '03 and football player George Rogers.  The second picture is McGirt (on left) with Craig Melvin '01.
 John Hipp  The Rev. John Hipp '75 has been named Orangeburg District superintendent for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 Dave Thorpe  After 15 years of helping people resolve personal and business issues, Dave Thorpe '66 is opening his own business called Path2Success4me.com.  This site will help "people discover what hinders their achievement and teaches them how to resolve issues without them having to feel the pain of criticism or judgment. Fascinating, exciting, and magnificently full-filling this endeavor brings joy to our staff and stunning relief to our clients, whom we call Path-Finders."  You can contact Thorpe at 760-415-7911 with any questions.
 Mungo  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored Mungo Construction for the 2010 Green Project of the Year for Rosewood Hills in Columbia, S.C. Pictured is Thom Chumney, Steve Mungo '81, and a rep from NAHB, Kim O'Quinn.
 Avery  In February of 2010, Avery Greenlee '02 and his wife unfortunately lost their first child due to a pregnancy disorder known as Preeclampsia. In an effort to help raise awareness of this illness as well as funds for the research, they have decided to host an annual Golf Tournament named for their late son. The First Annual Weston Cup will be at Miler Country Club in Summerville SC on June 11th. Greenlee is currently looking for golfers, sponsors, and silent auction items. For more information please visit www.muschealth.com/women/westoncup.
Runners  On May 2nd, Brian Smith '09, Tommy Weber '09, Bryan Brooks '10, and Josh Shumaker '09 ran the Cinncinnati Marathon Relay.  Their team, the "Wofford Terriers" placed 1st out of 609 teams.
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Anna-Banksweb.jpg  Anna (Evans) Banks '96 works for SAS Institute, Inc., which has recently been voted "Fortune's" Best Company to work for the year 2010.  Pictured is Banks (on the right) with her husband, Andrew. 
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Egbuniwe-web.jpg  Mary Egbuniwe '04 will be graduating from Georgetown University School of Medicine on May 23, 2010 and will be doing my residency in Ob-Gyn at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, N.Y.
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Cal-Watson-2-web.jpg  Cal Watson '84, of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, is being honored in Chambers USA's 2010 publication of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business." Watson has also been named in the 2010 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers publication. 
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Craig_Melvinweb.jpg  Craig Melvin '01 (on the right) presented the awards at the Stop Child Abuse Now ("SCAN") March 25, 2010  8th Annual Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon.
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Joe_Pattersonweb.jpg  Joseph Patterson '69 has been elected to the national board of directors of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society, a not-for-profit organization that is establishing the Appalachian Trail Museum in south central Pennsylvania.  Patterson is also the communications director for e-LYNXX Corporation in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/David_D._Grierweb.jpg  David Grier '93 spent 10 days in Guyana working with the American Society of Clinical Pathology teaching the principles of CD4 testing (monitoring HIV), laboratory management and basic immunology.  You can learn more about the ASCP at: http://www.ascp.org/FunctionalNavigation/outreach.aspx 
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Will 92  Don 62 Britt in Jacksonville Will Britt.JPG   Don Britt '62 & Will Britt '92 posed for this photo just before boarding a water taxi to go to the Wofford vs. Wisconsin game in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 19.  
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/TodayShow1.jpg/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/TodayShow2Web.jpg  Marion Moses '97 and Bess Satcher were in New York City on March 19 -- the day of the Wofford vs. Wisconsin NCAA Tournament game.  The couple headed over to The Today Show studios with a brightly-colored sign hoping to get Wofford's name on camera and show support for the Terriers.  It worked!  The two were also photographed with co-anchor Meredith Vieira. 
/uploadedImages/alumni/newMain/Alumni_News/Snowden-web.jpg  Thomas Snowden '88 competed in the Progressive Automotive x Prize competition.  His team, American HyPower, is one of the 39 finalists. This is an international automotive race to create a production ready 100 mpge automobile. The prize purse is more than $10,000,000.
Bryan Adams  Bryan Adams '87 was named to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" and North Carolina Super Lawyers in the area of employment law. Adams is a partner in the Charlotte law firm of Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn, PLLC, a boutique labor and employment law firm representing employers.
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John Burbage '70 has been named president of the Evening Post Publishing Co. Ventures division.  EPPC Ventures LLC was established two years ago and focuses on the development of additional related enterprises and management of the company's widespread real estate holdings.  Burbage had been vice president of the Ventures division since its inception.

Frank Hanes 

Frank Hanes '80 thought that opening a bed and breakfast in Manchester, VT was his only passion in life. However, Hanes has discovered a new passion: completing a solo cross country bike ride. This 4,5000 mile long ride (from Anacortes, Washington to Portland, Maine) in two months is to raise both awareness and $45,000 for prostate cancer. His trip begins on June 1, 2010, though this is not Hanes' first bike ride around the country. To read more about his goals for 2010, go to http://innatmanchester.com/ridewithfrank/.