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1945

Dr. James Lucas Walker was awarded an honorary degree from Presbyterian College during the college’s Opening Convocation in September. Walker served in the medical corps during the Korean War and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service at Osaka General Hospital in Japan. Walker opened his medical practice in Clinton in 1950 and served as a physician for Presbyterian faculty, staff and athletics teams for 40 years.

1955

Dr. John Logan Ward lives in Columbia, S.C. He is retired after an exciting career that included service in the military and medical fields. Most recently he served as a physician with Palmetto Infusion Services. During his long and productive career, he served as president of the Lancaster County Medical Society and chief of staff for Elliott White Springs Memorial Hospital. Ward’s medical research also has been published.

1966

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce honored Reamer King as Business Person of the Year at a luncheon in October. King owns the Cadillac, Buick, GMC dealership that he founded in Florence, S.C., in 1980. The company has grown from 26 employees to a staff of 107 today.

1970

Vince Colley is retired and living in Accokeek, Md., with his wife, Vilma R. Saberon.

1974

Jerry Calvert, class chair

Wilson Bruce has earned the professional community association manager credential from the Community Associations Institute. He is vice president of Town and Country Property Management Inc. He and his wife, Cyndi, live in Greenwood, S.C.

Jim Brogdon Jr. has joined the Columbia law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as an attorney of counsel. A former circuit judge, Brogdon will practice in the areas of energy and utilities, business litigation, class action and dispute resolution.

David L. Neugent is the proud grandfather of Brantley Charles Neugent, born Aug. 1, 2014, to Charlie and Stacia Neugent. 

1977

Wilson Bruce has earned the professional community association manager credential from the Community Associations Institute. He is vice president of Town and Country Property Management Inc. He and his wife, Cyndi, live in Greenwood, S.C.

1978

Armando Llorente, class chair 

Dr. Keith Riddle is the managing director of J. Henry Stuhr Inc. He lives on Johns Island, S.C., with his partner, David J. Baker.

1979

Wade Ballard, class chair

Rick Cloninger of Fort Mill, S.C., has represented Florida (1995), Georgia (1999, 2001) and South Carolina (2007, 2014) in the USGA Men’s State Team Championships, and he has won each state’s mid-amateur golf championship. A former all-conference quarterback at Wofford, Cloninger advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur. He is the reigning South Carolina Senior Amateur champion.

Brian Watson is a residential sales agent in the Easley office of Coldwell Banker Caine. He will be joining his wife, Lisa Watson, who has nine years of real estate experience. They will focus on the Easley and Greenville markets.

1981

Patrick Watson, class chair

Dr. Charles H. “Chuck” Hughes is an orthopedic surgeon with Hampton Regional Hospital in Varnville, S.C. He and his family live on the Isle of Palms.

1982

Madison Dye, class chair

Featured in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s Entrepreneur’s Corner, Bob Burnett is the owner of Bob Burnett’s Appliance and Television on North Church Street, not far from the Wofford College entrance. He is the second generation of Burnetts to own and operate the business.

1984

Ken Kirkpatrick, class chair 

Randy Fuqua continues to do well as vice president for bottle sales at Red Oak Brewery. He lives in Summerfield, N.C., with his wife, Allison.

1986

Brand Stille, class chair

Hood Temple has been named a Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group’s Top Injured Workers’ Attorney. Temple practices with the Hyman Law Firm in Florence, S.C.

1988

Lane Glaze, class chair

Plato Askew is a clinical application analyst for CHE Trinity Health in Pennsylvania. He continues to live in Atlanta, Ga.

1990

Scott Cashion, class chair

Dr. Ariel V. Macataugay and his wife, Peggy, live in League City, Texas. Macataugay is a systems manager with the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Lucy Strausbaugh Woodhouse has joined the Georgetown County United Way as the agency’s new executive director and CEO. She and her sons, Colt (15) and Bryson (14), have moved to the Pawleys Island area from Greenville, S.C.

1991

Leslee Houck Page, class chair

Oncology certified, Frances Sanford Platock works at St. Francis Infusion as a chemotherapy registered nurse. She lives in Simpsonville, S.C., with her husband, Eric.

1992

Nikki Palmieri Chunn, class chair

Daniel Stacy has been elected to the Georgetown Hospital Systems board of trustees. Stacy is a partner in the law firm of Oxner & Stacy. He lives in Pawleys Island, S.C., with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Jackson (17) and Margaret (15).

1993

Sarah Sawicki, class chair

Peter Cooper is the new writer-editor for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. Cooper, also a Grammy-nominated performer and recording musician, has been one of the most widely recognized voices in country music through The Tennessean for 15 years. Cooper continues to serve as a senior lecturer in country music at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.

Living in Bangor, Maine, Robb Freeman is a social science professor at Eastern Maine Community College. He and his wife, Gwyneth Ayn Phillips Freeman ’92 have two children, Halsey Rose (2) and Porter David, born Aug. 25, 2014.

Beth Jeter Hrubala is president and financial adviser for Jeter Hrubala Wealth Strategies in Spartanburg. She and her husband, Michael, have three children, Drew, Courtney and David.

1994

Alicia Nunamaker Truesdail, class chair

Dr. James B. Gettys is a family physician with the Greenville Hospital System. He and his wife, Ashley, have three children, Riley, Gage and John Houston.

1996

Curt L. Nichols, class chair 

Dr. David S. Cross, an associate professor at Charleston Southern University where he teaches the Spanish and Arabic languages, spent this past summer studying Arabic literacy and teaching of Arabic in the Middlebury College Arabic School at Mills College in Oakland, Calif. He also spent time at the University of California at Berkeley using the extensive collection of Arabic language materials in the Berkeley library.

A senior forensic scientist with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Michelle MacBay Palmer recently was elected secretary for the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners. She is a charter member of the organization and has been the awards committee chairperson since the creation of the committee.

1997

Beth Mangham Guerrero, class chair

Elliott Davis welcomes Leah Maybry as a shareholder into the firm. She focuses on individual income tax compliance and planning for high net worth individuals and their related entities. She is located in the Charlotte, N.C., office.

1998

Casey Moore, class chair

Spartanburg County School District 6 recently announced that Bobbie Jean Edwards Shepard has been named District 6 Teacher of the Year. She is in her eighth year of teaching at Dorman High School.

Amy Greenwood Smith and her husband, Izaak, announce the birth of their son, Cameron Jacob Smith, born Oct. 2, 2013. He joins big sisters, Jordyn (5) and Addyson (3). The family lives in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where Izaak works for Nike Inc., and Amy enjoys her time as a stay-at-home mom.

1999

Zach Atkinson, class chair

Bryan Davis is an associate vice president for Nationwide Insurance. He has been in the position for just over a year. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

2001

Jenna Sheheen Bridgers, class chair

Employed with First Palmetto Bank in Camden, S.C., Anna Elizabeth Martin and Hamer Gibson Tucker were married on Aug. 23, 2014.

2002

Yorke Gerrald, class chair

The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce named attorney Will Johnson the Young Professional of the Year. In the firm’s Columbia, S.C., office, Johnson practices in the areas of tax and economic incentive matters. He is the immediate past president of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division. 

Dr. Daniel Slade has been appointed assistant professor of biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Slade was a National Institutes of Health Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He and his wife, Allison Jones Slade ’04, live in Blacksburg, Va.

2003

Kristin Starnes Gray and William Joseph Gray announce the birth of Lenora Charlotte Gray, born Oct. 30, 2013. They live in Spartanburg. 

Delota Maxine Orr and Reginald Gaston were married on Sept. 20, 2014. 

2004

Fred Byers, class chair

Mary Wallace DeBerry married Christopher James Moore, Oct. 18, 2014. They live in Columbia, S.C. Mary Wallace is a registered nurse with Palmetto Health.

Mary Patterson Hayes and Cates Hayes are the proud parents of Drayton Elizabeth Hayes, born Sept. 8, 2014.

Living in Boone, N.C., Adam King is a grants finance analyst for Samaritan’s Purse. He works with the awards management team to assist and review programs. King also trains international field staff on financial reporting regulations for grantors. He and his wife, Katy, just had a baby, Amelia Elizabeth, born June 5, 2014.

Catherine Powers Scarlet has joined The Cassina Group. She works in bookkeeping and lead coordination. She lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Employed by Rite Aid Pharmacy in Simpsonville, S.C., Honor Kristen Taylor and Horace Lee Reese III were married on Aug. 16, 2014. They live in Spartanburg.

2005

Ryan Waller, class chair

Andy Bradbury is a hospitalist nurse practitioner at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He and his wife, Kristin, live in Hamden, Conn., with their two children, Eleanor Catherine (4) and Sarah Margaret (1).

Living on Daniel Island, S.C., Lauren Holloway Murchison is a family therapist with Breakwater Associates in Mount Pleasant.

2006

Hadley Green Inabinet, class chair 

Evelyn Cadence Rusk, daughter of Cary Watkins Rusk and Matthew Rusk ’05, was born April 1, 2014. They live in Charlottesville, Va.

Hallie Moore Sessoms and Ralph Griffin Kennedy were married Oct. 25, 2014. They live in Raleigh, N.C. Sessoms works in communications for the North Carolina Bar Association in Cary.

Lauren Stephenson works at the national nonprofit Center for Teaching Quality as an editorial coach supporting 28 teacher bloggers and dozens more public school teachers across the United States. She helps them share their stories and expertise in order to elevate the teaching profession. She lives in Carrboro, N.C.

Caroline LaRoche Turnage-Butterbaugh is a postdoctoral research fellow at North Dakota State University. She conducts research in analytic number theory and teaches mathematics courses. She and her husband live in Fargo, N.D.

Dr. Daniel R. Thompson and his wife, Heather, announce the birth of their son, Micah Andrew Thompson, born Oct. 6, 2014. They live in Sterling Heights, Mich.

2007

Hunter Miller, class chair

Philip Vann has joined Colliers International as a brokerage associate in the Columbia, S.C., office.

2009

Peyton Hray, class chair 

Katherine Barbour Slayton is a writing teacher at Charlotte (N.C.) Preparatory School. She has a 1-year-old daughter, Avery Isabelle.

On Oct. 4, 2014, Adville Barnes Boyle IV married Lindsay Dalton Green. They live in Columbia, S.C., where Boyle is employed by Keenan Suggs Bowers Elkins as an insurance broker.

Colin Campbell Brown III and Louise Anderson Hackney were married on Sept. 13, 2014. They live in Raleigh, N.C., where Brown is a senior underwriter at Greystone Affordable Housing Initiatives.

Bethany Jolly and Carl Drake Davidson Swift were married on Aug. 23, 2014. They live in Charlotte, N.C.

Christine Hollis Johnston and John Parker Lumpkin were married on Oct. 11, 2014. They live in Charleston, S.C., where Hollis is employed by the Peninsula Co.

Meagan Amanda Lankford and Hampton Wade Collins IV ’10 were married Sept. 6, 2014. They live in Columbia, S.C.

A retail recruiter with the River City Co., Blair Waddell Mard lives in Chattanooga, Tenn. She and her husband have a son, Paxton, who will celebrate his first birthday in February.

Dr. Aaron Lee Moody is the primary care physician for a U.S. Marine Corps infantry battalion at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He soon will deploy to Romania in support of the Black Sea Rotational Force.

Emily O’Hanlan has joined One80 Place as a development associate.

The assistant director of career services at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tenn., Concetta Caroline Smith married William Timothy Smith on June 21, 2014. Bridesmaids included Mary Loyal Laffitte Springs, Tippins Crosby Gandy, Bethany Jolly Swift and Lauren Elizabeth Glass. Readers during the ceremony were Anna and Chett McCubrey.

2010

Kari Harris, class chair

Relocated from Greenville, S.C., Edward Douglas Andrew has joined Carolina One Real Estate in Charleston, S.C., as an agent.

Meredith Dark was promoted to lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy. She is in the chaplain candidate program awaiting training and supersession to become a reserve chaplain. She also is employed by The United Methodist Church and appointed to Mt. Hebron UMC in West Columbia, S.C.

Elizabeth Margaret Smith and William Barrett Fitch were married on Aug. 23, 2014. They live in Asheville, N.C., and work together as consultants, owners and founders of Green Delta Consulting.

Caroline Cotter is a business planner in the office of strategic planning for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Corey Godzinski is a consumer acquisitions analyst with Ally Financial in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jordan Rhea Leonhardt and Charles Richardson Wright Daniel III were married on Sept. 6, 2014. They live in Winston-Salem, N.C. The bride is a senior assurance associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Greensboro, and the groom is a corporate and foundation officer with the development office at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Living in Greenville, S.C., with his wife, Jessie Davis Modlin ’09, and their daughter, Ellie, Hayes Modlin is preparing to open his own chiropractic practice, Continuum Chiropractic, in Greenville. He holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University.

A 2013 master of science in health informatics graduate from Northeastern University, Joanna Suddath is now an account manager with RoundingWell, a cloud-based care management platform to help health care providers thrive as they transition to a value-based world. She lives in Nashville, Tenn.

2011

Nam Pham, class chair

Living in Charleston, S.C., Catelyn Amende is a business development coordinator with Hannah Solar Government Services.

Raul Ceballos and Luisa Gonzalez Ceballos were married on July 19, 2014. They live in Charleston, S.C., where Luisa is a school psychologist in the Charleston County School District. Raul is a voice actor.

A graduate of the Charlotte School of Law, Chance Michael Farr married Meredith Kathleen Hoffman on Sept. 20, 2014. 

Mary Elizabeth Hanna was awarded the doctor of physical therapy degree and recognized for the completion of an interprofessional fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is employed as a physical therapist at MUSC and Roper Rehabilitation Hospitals in Charleston.

Living in Chicago, Ill., Chloe Lisbeth Koren (Dani Metzger at Wofford) married Jenna Whitehouse on Feb. 22, 2014.

2012

Hallie Willm, class chair

A junior research scientist with New York University, Alex Bowman lives in Brooklyn. He is the epidemiologist in charge of various public health studies and is involved in grant writing, study design and data analysis. He also coordinates a team of researchers on a variety of projects related to Latino adolescent health in New York, the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Katherine Breland Conner and Taylor Rinehart White were married Oct. 18, 2014. They live in Spartanburg.

An August 2014 graduate of Wake Forest University’s M.A. in business management program, Courtney Green is now the regional digital coordinator for Generation Opportunity. She lives in McLean, Va., but her territory is Wisconsin.

2013

Morgan Amick, class chair

Dion Dawkins is serving as an Americorps VISTA at St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic in Spartanburg. He is working toward a master’s degree at Converse College.

An EMT for Charleston County EMS, Taylor Fitch works from an ambulance that serves the James Island and downtown communities. Fitch says that providing emergency medical care has provided an amazing foundation for future medical endeavors.

A staff auditor with Elliott Davis in Columbia, S.C., Kelley Jones just completed her master’s degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina.

Catie Lang lives in Charleston, S.C., and is a student in the master in occupational therapy program at the Medical University of South Carolina. She plans to graduate in 2016.

Living in Blythewood, S.C., Ashlyn Laws works as a doctor’s assistant for Drs Eyecare in Irmo, S.C.

Featured in the Lancaster News, Patrick Marshall won the Lancaster County School District’s Celebrate Great Teaching Award for Beginning Teachers. He is in his second year as a biology and physical science teacher at Buford High School. 

Taylor Rozier is a student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville. He is a member of the class of 2018.

Chris Summers is a financial adviser for Merrill Lynch / Bank of America. 

Ryan Traylor worked this past summer with the San Diego Padres as the head video coordinator for their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Traylor now has accepted a position with Florida International University in Miami as the director of baseball/softball operations.

2014

This fall Evie Kytan started working with WSPA - TV in Spartanburg as a traffic reporter on the morning show and a sports reporter in the evening.

Lamont McPhearson is a systems design and integration specialist with Boeing in Seattle, Washington.