Dr. William Twitty Carpenter Jr. has been awarded the Schizophrenia International Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award for his continued work in medical research concerned with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
Dr. Don C. Jones has been inducted into the Henderson County Education Foundation 2019 Education Hall of Fame. Jones served on the Henderson County Education Foundation board for six years before becoming the executive director in 2006. He retired from the organization in 2014. He expanded the fundraising efforts of the foundation and increased services to students and teachers.
George Dean Johnson Jr. and his wife, Susu, have donated $1 million to aid in the creation of The International African American Museum, which will be located in Charleston, S.C.
Managing partner of Harrison White in Spartanburg, S.C., and former Wofford trustee John B. White Jr. has been recognized in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. White has received this honor every year since 2007.
Scott County High School coach Billy Wayne Hicks has recorded his 1,000th basketball victory. Hicks becomes the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association coach in state history to achieve this mark.
Jerry W. Henry is in his fifth year as an elected member of the Association of Yale Alumni Board of Governors. He has chaired the board’s graduate and professional schools committee, served as an executive officer and now has begun a two-year term as vice chair. After graduating from Wofford with a degree in religion, he went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School.
Dr. Danny Morrison has been named executive director for The Charlotte Sports Foundation. Morrison is also professor of practice in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina and a member of the Wofford Board of Trustees.
In September 2018, John Frank Windley began a four-year term on the South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions. Windley has spent 43 years in banking and currently is president of South State Bank, headquartered in Columbia, S.C.
Dr. Louis Westfield Turnage Jr. is proud to announce the birth of his grandson, Logan Ronald Parker, born June 6, 2018, to his daughter, Elizabeth Turnage Parker, and her husband, Quentin, in Durham, N.C.
Dr. Mike Canty has been appointed a medical advisor of Bertila’s Foundation, founded in memory of Bertila Boyd-Bostic ’08. The foundation provides support through education, care assessment and academic scholarships for college-aged women who aspire to careers in medicine or law.
Paul Kent Switzer III has been added to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Spartanburg board. Switzer is the associate dean of college advancement and chair of psychiatry at VCOM-Carolinas.
Rev. Jim Dennis Jr. has been appointed superintendent of the Greenville District of the United Methodist Church. Dennis has been serving as senior pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta, S.C.
Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross was appointed director of the Mayor’s Scholars Program at Baltimore City Community College. In the past, she has served as senior vice president of academic innovation at BridgeEdU and as a faculty member and associate dean for academic affairs at McDaniel College.
CresCom Bank has appointed James Louis LaBruce as vice president and commercial loan officer in the North Myrtle Beach market.
Louis Smith has celebrated the 30th anniversary of his store, Smithworks Fine Jewelry, located on Kennedy Street in downtown Spartanburg, S.C.
Stephen O’Neill Edwards has been named executive director of the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County in South Carolina, an interdenominational Christian ministry providing free primary care, medications and pastoral support to the residents of Darlington County who do not have health insurance and who do not qualify for government health programs.
Dr. Rudolph Mitchell Newman Jr. spoke at the Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group on Feb. 17, 2019. The group is for Parkinson’s patients, caregivers/care partners and anyone who has an interest in Parkinson’s disease. Newman specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology and cataract and refractive surgery.
Nate Woody has been named a defensive analyst for the University of Michigan football team. Woody comes to Michigan after holding positions at Wofford, Appalachian State University and Georgia Tech.
Gervais Hollowell, owner of Little River Roasting Co., Little River Coffee Bar and the Little River Drive-Thru, has opened Pharmacy Coffee, an upscale coffee shop in downtown Spartanburg’s recently renovated Montgomery Building.
Sara Beth Boone has been named Aynor (S.C.) Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.
Suzanne Krydynski Flynn has joined HUB Carolinas as a client services consultant based in Greenville, S.C.
Kathryn Malone Lemon has recertified as a fulltime autism therapist in Charleston, S.C. She also teaches piano to students with special needs.
Greg Marini is president of the Savannah market for Ameris Bank. He is responsible for the core banking activities market.
Jamie Fulmer has been elected to the Spartanburg City Council District 4 seat. He works as senior vice president for public affairs at Advance America.
Both Spartanburg.com and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal ran nice articles on Chris Story, who was named city manager of Spartanburg in October 2018. Story had served as assistant city manager since 2009 and held the position of assistant county administrator for nine years before that.
Aiken attorney Everett Keith Chandler is featured in the Aiken Standard for his philanthropic work. He founded a program, Fit 4 School, that has helped thousands of Aiken County students get a head start on the academic year.
Talmadge "Tally" Johnson participated in the annual Upcountry Literary festival in March at USC Union. He is the author of four books on South Carolina ghosts from different regions and periods in history
The Spartanburg League of Women Voters invited Dr. Phillip Stone, Wofford’s archivist, to speak to their group about the Electoral College and its history and role in presidential elections. Stone also addressed some of the ways individuals and groups have proposed to modify it.
Medical oncologist Dr. James C.H. Smith has been appointed to the McLeod Health board in Florence, S.C.
Mary Jett Camp works as a math interventionist for Spartanburg District Five Schools.
Dr. Onarae Rice was honored as a Minority Access National Role Model at the 19th National Role Models Conference held Sept. 28-30 in National Harbor, M.D. He is an associate professor of neuroscience at Furman University.
Chase McGill and Margaret Roberts McGill welcomed baby girl MaryMac Roberts McGill on Dec. 1, 2018. MaryMac is the granddaughter of Charles E. McGill ’72 and niece of William Cox McGill ’07.
After serving the South Carolina Senate in various capacities for more than a decade, including as assistant director for tax policy and senior research analyst for tax and budget policy, Craig Parks has taken a position as director of government relations for the University of South Carolina and its eight-campus system. Parks lives in Columbia, S.C., with his wife, Amy Jordan Parks ’97, and their four children.
Megan Palmateer Walsh was elected to the Ward 6 seat in the city of Clinton’s (S.C.) municipal elections in March. Walsh defeated an incumbent to secure the office.
Tricia Shull Padgett began working at Three Rivers Behavioral Psychiatric Hospital in West Columbia, S.C. She serves in the role of director of clinical services after previously working 17 years in a psychiatric residential facility setting with children and adolescents.
Trae Judy owns the new White Mule music venue in the Five Points area of Columbia, S.C.
Margaret Huntley Smith has joined the board of visitors at High Point University.
Meghan Anne Audette, deputy director for the United Nations’ Palestine refugee organization in the West Bank, was the keynote speaker for the 2019 SIT Graduate Institute commencement ceremony in May.
The Rev. Daniel Burbage and Kelley Henry Burbage welcomed a daughter, Hollis Kate Burbage, Sept. 7, 2018. Burbage is associate pastor at St. Andrew By-the-Sea on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Meredith Brogdon Gallagher and her husband, Ryan, welcomed a son, Sims Robert Gallagher, born July 24, 2018.
Kevin J. Sill and Hilary Ward Sill ’01 welcomed baby girl Charlotte Kathleen Sill, who was born May 4, 2018. Charlotte joins big brother Garrett Ward Sill. The family lives at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where Kevin has been promoted to major in the U.S. Army and awaits orders for their next move.
Allen Trey Gantt III has been promoted to senior vice president of lending services at South Carolina Federal Credit Union. He holds an MBA from Southern Wesleyan University.
Justin Phillip Powell, formerly assistant administrator for Horry County, has accepted a new job with the S.C. Department of Transportation as deputy secretary for finance and administration.
Co-owner of Dottie’s Toffee, Nick Belmont has opened a new permanent store on East Main Street in downtown Spartanburg.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Will Johnson has been named to The Original Six Foundation board of trustees. The foundation serves as a catalyst for change by uniting public, private and civic partners and resources with rural communities to improve education for every child, regardless of where they are born and raised. Johnson also was recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the 2019 "Lawyers of the Year" for economic development law in Columbia, S.C.
Kris Neely won the Archie Vernon and Margaret Wannamaker Huff faculty prize at Spartanburg Methodist College. The award is given annually to a faculty member who exemplifies outstanding professional qualifications, teaching ability and service.
ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com featured Heath Hanna and his work as president of Contour Mining & Construction in Columbia, S.C. The article ran on March 25, 2019, and was titled "Contour Mining & Construction Makes Big Jobs Look Easy."
Laurin Parham Manning and Dr. Edwin Laverne Gandy were married Feb. 23, 2019, in Hartsville, S.C. Laurin is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of South Carolina.
John Hackney has been promoted to managing director of Wells Fargo Securities (Energy and Power Investment Banking) in Charlotte, N.C.
Dr. Hitesh Tolani, founder and CEO of virtudent, has been named to Benco Dental’s 40 under 40 U.S. Dentists. Tolani is a member of the adjunct faculty at Tufts School of Dental Medicine and is a tutor and advisor at Harvard College in the fields of entrepreneurship and health care.
Former Wofford basketball player Ricaye Harris participated in the Ball4Good women’s celebrity basketball game at Spartanburg Day School.
Bonnie Allen Lynch has been selected to participate in Leadership Greenville, a 10-month leadership development program in which participants look into the issues facing Greenville County. After graduating from Wofford, she attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and now focuses her practice on business, construction, utility and personal injury litigation.
Janet E. Rhodes has joined the board of Trustus Theatre. Rhodes participated in several vocal groups while attending Wofford and also performed with the Sandlapper Singers in Columbia, S.C. She is the newest partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in Columbia, S.C.
Joseph P. Bias was recognized by the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division as the co-recipient of the 2019 South Carolina Young Lawyer of the Year award.
Dr. Katie Langley Cash and Garrett Harrison Cash ’09 welcomed baby boy James Harrison Cash on Nov. 12, 2018.
Derek Michael Newberry is working as an associate at Hall Booth Smith in Charleston, S.C. Newberry is vice president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association’s young lawyer division.
Gabrielle Linder Poole is the founding program director of the physician assistant program, which began in 2017, at Charleston Southern University. Poole attended the Medical University of South Carolina for a physician assistant studies master’s degree.
Keisha Lynne Dyer has been appointed treasurer of Bertila’s Foundation, organized in memory of Bertila Boyd-Bostic ’08. In addition, Jamie Wilson ’09 is the foundation’s legal advisor and Dr. Jacqueline Savage ’08 has been appointed medical advisor. The foundation provides support through education, care assessment and academic scholarships for college-aged women who aspire to careers in medicine or law.
Megan Marie Early-Soppa has been inducted into the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Early-Soppa is an associate for Fox Rothschild and works in the firm’s Greenville, S.C., office.
Fielder Huntley has received his CPA license after completing the Master of Accountancy program at the University of South Carolina. Huntley works as a staff accountant at McGregor & Company in Columbia, S.C.
Wendelyn West Kelly now serves as chief of staff at Working Simply in Charlotte, N.C.
Jack Richardson and Amanda Kilbourne Richardson welcomed baby boy Oliver Edwin Richardson on July 31, 2018. They live in Spartanburg, where Jack is an accountant with Swaim Brown and Amanda is director of annual giving at Wofford.
Yumi Kobayashi Weathersby is a program coordinator at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. She holds an MBA from University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.
John Robert Barth and Kevin N. White are happy to announce the arrival of Hampton Mitchell Barth-White on Mar. 18, 2019.
Andrew Dobson and his wife, Sarah, welcomed daughter Lyla Marie Dobson on Jan. 25, 2019.
The York Daily Record featured a story on Greg Anthony Gasparato and his brother, Mike, and the lessons they have learned from football. Greg is currently working as the safeties coach for Appalachian State University.
Amelia Wilson Simmons displayed her artwork at a solo exhibition on Feb. 28, 2019. Simmons studied at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.
Doug Thie has joined Clawson and Staubes in their Charlotte, N.C., office. Thie serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association Carolinas chapter executive committee.
Rev. Chris Michael Bailey was a guest speaker on Feb. 17 at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church. He studied religion and philosophy at Wofford and continued his studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. He now serves as campus minister for Marshall UKirk.
McCown Bridges Griffin and Jeffrey Motte Griffin welcomed a daughter. Eliza Parker Griffin was born July 30, 2018.
Dr. Hunter Alexander Smith has joined LowCountry Women’s Specialists as a physician with the obstetrics and gynecology practice. Smith works out of the Summerville and North Charleston offices.
Raul Ceballos and his wife, Luisa Gonzalez, currently live in Los Angeles. Gonzalez works in the L.A. Unified School District and is an advocate for teachers’ rights. Ceballos studied improv at The Groundlings and is a voice actor. He also has worked in short films in collaboration with actor, writer and filmmaker James Skinner ’12.
Caitlin Walsh Ranfft and Martin Ranfft welcomed baby boy Jacob Ranfft on Jan. 18, 2019. Jacob was born in Braunschweig, Germany, and is the grandson of Marshall T. Walsh ’71 and great-grandson of Thomas Emmet Walsh ’41.
Nathan Redding graduated from Clemson University with his Ph.D. in plant and environmental sciences. He is now on the faculty at Clemson University as a lecturer in the biological sciences department.
Vordman Carlisle Traywick III has been appointed to serve on the advisory board of the University of South Carolina School of Law Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism.
Courtney Green Knittle has been promoted to senior business development and marketing manager at Monument Policy Group in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Scott, welcomed daughter Emma Leighann Knittle on Feb. 5, 2019.
Dr. Thomas Schnibben has joined the faculty at Francis Marion University as an instructor of mathematics. He holds a doctorate from the University of South Carolina.
Marchant Real Estate recently welcomed a new team of agents, including Kirby Rivers Stone, from BrownStone Property Advisors.
Kellee-Morgan Abercrombie is working as a web applications developer at Ally Bank in Charlotte, N.C.
Ty Gregory has been inducted into the Greer High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The All-American played on the offensive line at Wofford.
Sam Northop is the new education reporter at The Post-Star. Northop earned a master’s degree in journalism from American University.
Chase West is working as a sell-side equity research associate at Consumer Edge Research in New York City.
Rachel Cooley is working as a physician’s assistant specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery for Wake Forest Baptist Health. After graduating from Wofford, Cooley attended Wake Forest School of Medicine for a master’s in medical science.
Anna Grace Hall and Philip Miller Snyder were married on Apr. 27, 2019, in Greenville, S.C.
Michael Weimer joined BB&T as a business service officer in commercial lending. He comes to BB&T with three years of commercial banking experience at Great Southern Bank in Springfield, Mo. In his new role, he will be responsible for identifying, developing, managing and expanding commercial banking relationships in the greater Wilmington, N.C., area.
Justin William Whitaker and Alissa Marie Williams were married on Mar. 30, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colo.
Former Wofford volleyball player Liz Buterbaugh has been inducted into the Hilton Head Prep Hall of Fame.
Alexander Nolan works as a wealth management advisor at DFG Advisors in Arizona. He provides holistic financial solutions to individuals and closely held businesses.