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Summer 2018 Wofford Today
Class Notes

Class Notes

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1970

Arthur W. “Buzz” Rich, class chair

Herb Lanford has been re-elected by the national membership to serve on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association of America. He also was re-elected to serve on the executive committee of the board.

1973

Dr. Bill Patterson is a dentist with San Marco Dentistry in Jacksonville, Fla. He lives in Switzerland, Fla.

1974

Jerry Calvert, class chair

Ed Garner is an engineer and project manager with AECOM in Columbia, S.C., where he lives with his wife, Laura.

1975

John O. Moore, class chair

Ken Poe is the president and owner of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Charlotte, N.C., where he lives with his wife, Joy.

CresCom Bank has named John Riddick commercial market executive and senior vice president in the Charleston, S.C., area.

Craig Williams serves as vice president of Pinnacle Bank in Easley, S.C. He and his wife, Donna, live in Clemson.

1979

Wade Ballard, class chair

The Rev. Charles Lever is the senior minister of Orange Park First United Methodist Church in Orange Park, Fla.

Dr. Marshall L. Meadors III, a family medicine physician, has been installed as the 154th president of the South Carolina Medical Association. Meadors practices with Primary Care Associates in Anderson, S.C., where he is a founding partner. He is a certified medical director and serves as medical director of National HealthCare-Anderson.

1981

Patrick Watson, class chair

Pioneer Investments named Henry Orvin as senior vice president, head of business development in the United States. He is based in Boston, Mass. Orvin has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

1984

Ken Kirkpatrick, class chair

Super Lawyers magazine recognized Cal Watson in its 2015 edition. This is the eighth consecutive year that he has been selected for the list. Watson, an attorney with Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, was honored in the business litigation practice area. He also was recognized as Lawyer of the Year at the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2015 Leadership in Law awards dinner in March. Watson currently serves as president of the South Carolina Bar Association.

1991

Leslee Houck Page, class chair

Keith Green is a contractor and the owner of Amstar Enterprise Service Inc. in Atlanta, Ga., where he lives with his wife, Debie.

1992

Nikki Palmieri Chunn, class chair

Kellie Crook Kanipe is a CPA and manager of the assurance and tax departments with Johnson, Price, Sprinkle PA. She lives in Fletcher, N.C.

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline attorney Gary Pickren won the REGAL award for real estate closing attorney of the year. The firm is located in Columbia, S.C.

1993

Sarah Sawicki, class chair

Molly Hughes Cherry has been elected secretary of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and will serve a one-year term as well as remaining on the association’s board of directors. Cherry is certified by the state Supreme Court as a specialist in employment and labor law. She is an attorney with Nexsen Pruet in Columbia.

1997

Beth Mangham Guerrero, class chair

A physical therapist living in Denver, Colo., Aimee Kramer Smedley and her husband, Nigel, announce the birth of Violet Snow Smedley, born March 23, 2015.

1998

Casey Moore, class chair

Former Junior League of Greensboro, N.C., president Julie Malloy Copeland was named a recipient of the 2015 North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Copeland is the vice president of talent management and development at HRD Strategies Inc. She serves as a director with the National League of Junior Cotillions, actively volunteers with Junior Achievement and is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro. She was a Bonner Scholar at Wofford and recently was named an “Impact Leader” by Business Leader magazine and a “Top 40 Leader Under 40” by the Triad Business Journal.

Congratulations to Bobbie Jean and Wells Shepard. Bobbie Jean teaches English language at Dorman High School and was named the Spartanburg County School District 6 Teacher of the Year. Wells was recently named executive director of enrollment at Spartanburg Methodist College. He has 16 years of experience in counseling and recruiting students.

1999

Zach Atkinson, class chair

Mary Elizabeth Wilson Ireton was named the Union County School District Teacher of the Year. She teaches special education in grades 9-12 in the KEYS program. She also teaches advanced placement psychology in grades 11 and 12 at Union County High School.

2000

Anthony Hoefer, class chair

After 10 seasons as an assistant coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Miami, Darrick Gibbs has accepted a position as head coach of the University of North Florida Ospreys. Gibbs helped guide the Hurricanes to the best six-year stretch in program history.

Julie and Matt Moxley announce the birth of Elizabeth Caudill Moxley, born Jan. 1, 2015. She joins big brother Lofton Bowers Moxley (2). The family lives in Johns Island, S.C.

The president and owner of Snip-its Haircuts for Kids, with locations in Charlotte, N.C., and Greenville, Columbia and Lexington, S.C., Jill Hagerman Raedels lives in Lexington, S.C., with her husband, Christopher, and daughter, Piper (7).

Ryan Vassy Holler lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with her husband, Kyle, and three children, Adlai (9) and Langston and Louisa (5).

2001

Jenna Sheheen Bridgers, class chair

Tiffany Burkett is an attorney and the owner of Burkett Law Firm in West Columbia, S.C. She lives in Cayce.
Living in Columbia, S.C., Dale Ness Jr. is director of business development with Boyer Construction and a real estate investor with Ness Properties LLC. He and his wife, Kerri, have a 5-year-old son, Dale III.

2002

Yorke Gerrald, class chair

Brothers John Henderson and Wesley Henderson ’07 have opened a business law firm in downtown Charleston, S.C. Their practice focuses on the needs of startups, entrepreneurs and businesses.

2003

Tracy A. Howard, class chair

Jeb Carlisle is a recipient of Consulting magazine’s Rising Star of the Profession award. Carlisle serves as director of Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group in Charlotte, N.C.

2004

Fred Byers, class chair

John W. Hackney and his wife, Tara, announce the birth of Elizabeth Quinn Hackney, born May 11, 2015. She joins big sister Reece. The family lives in Charlotte, N.C.

Deena Bateh Wallace and John Wallace announce the birth of John Mack “Jack” Wallace, born Feb. 28, 2015. He joins big sister Grace (2). The family lives in Jacksonville, Fla.

2005

Ryan Waller, class chair

Emma Litzenburg Ball and Thad Ball welcomed Jasper Brownlee Ball on April 21, 2015. The family lives in North Charleston, S.C.

Living in Charlotte, N.C., John Newton is director of business development for Experis Finance.

Callison Tighe & Robinson attorney Janet Rhodes was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the practice area of employment and labor law. The firm is located in Columbia, S.C.

2006

Hadley Green Inabinet, class chair

In April, Lacey Hilliard Dellinger joined the staff of MeadWestvaco as a sales development executive. She lives in Charlotte, N.C., with her husband, Matthew.

Living in Conroe, Texas, with her husband, Max, Kat Martin Sanchez is a senior accountant with CB&I in The Woodlands. They were married this past August.

LaFayette and Anya Marie Young Stewart announce the birth of Coleman Annice Stewart, born Oct. 8, 2014. She joins big brother Tripp (2). The family lives in North Augusta, S.C.

2008

Nathan Madigan, class chair

Leah Gaylor Fitch and Austin Fitch ’09 announce the birth of Nora Marie Fitch, born Dec. 21, 2014. They live in Charlotte, N.C.

Amber Evans Ludeman is the CEO of Matchstick Social. She and her husband, Russell Steven Ludeman, live in Altus, Okla.

2009

Peyton Hray, class chair

Both employed by the U.S. Senate, Paige Hallen and Allen Hanson were married on Oct. 25, 2014. They live in Arlington, Va.

Dr. Ashley Carr Sims and Dr. Cole Sims announce the birth of Colston McCoy Sims, born Feb. 23, 2015. The family lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

2010

Kari Harris, class chair

Will Hipp and Candice Springs were married May 2, 2015. Will holds a master’s degree in accountancy and is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Spartanburg. Candice has a master’s degree in health administration. She is employed with Greenville Health System. They live in Greenville, S.C.

Kate Hendricks and Othniel Laffitte were married on March 28, 2015. They live in Greenville, S.C., where Othniel is a relationship manager at First Citizens Bank. Kate is a law clerk for the Hon. Helen Elizabeth Burris of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Spartanburg.

A reunion assistant for Converse College, Kelsey Leahy lives in Spartanburg.

2011

Nam Pham, class chair

Paige Forrester and Grant Smith were married on May 2, 2015. They live in Pauline, S.C.

Completing her medical residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Dr. Amna Ahmed Husain lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband, Zain.

Jessica Lee and Christopher Dunkerley were married April 11, 2015. Lee is a contact center team manager for Blackbaud Inc. She and her husband live in Charleston, S.C.

2012

Hallie Willm, class chair

Rob Gorrell has been hired by Colleton Preparatory Academy in Walterboro, S.C., to be the new head varsity football coach. Gorrell has been a member of the Barnwell High School football and basketball coaching staff as well as a math teacher for the past three years.

Lizzy Lambert, a May graduate of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, recently had her article, “The Internal Revenue Service and Bitcoin: A Taxing Relationship,” accepted for publication in the Virginia Tax Review. The article discusses the current IRS approach to the valuation of bitcoins and the problems that arise from this approach. She has served as a student-writing editor for the Mercer Law Review and an editor for the Journal of Southern Legal History. She currently is enrolled at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in the tax program.

2014

Sarah Carter lives in New York, N.Y., and is an analyst with Barclays.

Living in Calabash, N.C., James Detter is working as the executive director of Loris Rehab and Nursing Center, a subsidiary of Wilson Senior Care.

James Lawson has been named minister to students at Secona Baptist Church in Pickens, S.C. He plans to begin seminary this summer.