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Class Notes


Compiled by Ashley Ball and DeShaun Harris


John Flynt Jr. (AB ’36) of Griffin was honored posthumously on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga. Flynt served as a Democratic U.S. representative for Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District for 24 years.


Juanita Garrison (ABJ ’53) and her husband, Ed, hosted a ceremony at their home—Denver Downs Farmstead in Anderson, S.C.—placing the farm on the National Register of Historic Places. She currently writes gardening and cooking columns for the Independent-Mail and The Baptist Courier, respectively.


Johnny C. Fowler (BBA ’60) of Athens was appointed to the board of directors of the Jackson EMC Foundation, a body that selects grant applications for worthwhile, charitable purposes. Chris Clark (ABJ ’61) of Brentwood, Tenn., was named to Middle Tennessee State University’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies. Previous chairholders include a former editor of The New York Times, a former editor of The Chicago Tribune and a former producer for NBC and ABC News. A gift from Kenneth White (BBA ’63) enabled the department of music at Reinhardt College to become the first Kawai Elite Perfomance Instrument Collection partner on the East Coast. James Franklin (LLB ’64) of Statesboro is founding partner of Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes & Marsh, LLC. His practice focuses on civil litigation and mediation. President and CEO of MidCountry Financial Corp. Robert F. Hatcher (BBA ’64) has been named a trustee with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. Norman Young (BBA ’64) of Leonard, Texas, was elected president of the Red River Community Theatre in Windom, Texas.


Millie Coleman (BSHE ’65) of Atlanta recently spoke about the history of tea rooms in America at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. She is the author of The South's Legendary Frances Virginia Tea Room Cookbook, now in its 25th anniversary edition. Stephen M. Jordan (BS ’65) of Statesboro was designated a certifed medical director in long-term care by the American Medical Directors Certification Program. Jordan, who specializes in internal medicine and is board certified in his field, is one of only 2,200 U.S. physicians and 63 in Georgia to have earned this certification. He has been in private practice in Statesboro since 1975. Martha Katz (M ’65) of Marietta is the director of social events at InterContinental Hotel in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. Embree Robinson (BBA ’65) of Dunwoody is president and chief executive officer of TRC Staffing Services Inc.—one of Atlanta’s top temporary employment agencies according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Steve Selig (BBA ’65) of Atlanta is the president and chairman of Selig Enterprises Inc.—one of the city’s top 25 commercial property management firms according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Superior Court Judge James R. Tuten Jr. (BBA ’65) of Brunswick will retire from his position as chief judge of the Brunswick judicial circuit at the end of his term in December. During his tenure as a Superior Court judge, Tuten served as a member of the death penalty specialty course, which is designed to train Superior Court judges in the handling of death penalty cases. He has also been invited to sit on the Georgia Supreme Court as a substitute. James Atwater (BBA ’67) of Tifton, a retired bank executive, was named to the board of directors of SunTrust Bank, South Georgia. Richard Bryant (BBA ’68) of Atlanta is a broker and president of Bryant Commercial Real Estate Partners—one of the city’s top 25 commercial real estate brokerages according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Dixie Kinard (ABJ ’68) of Dalton was named the 9th Congressional District representative to the state board of early care and learning. David Mikovitz (BBA ’69) of Savannah was hired as a sales associate for Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates. He sells both commercial and residential property and is licensed to sell real estate in both Georgia and South Carolina. Mikovitz is a member of the Savannah Board of Realtors, The Realtors Commercial Alliance of Savannah/Hilton Head and the Savannah Multiple Listing Service. Kenneth Millwood (ABJ ’69, JD ’75) is a managing partner and general counsel at the Atlanta office of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP—one of the city’s top 25 law firms according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.


Jay Davis (BBA ’70) of Atlanta is chairman and chief executive officer of National Distributing Company—one of the city’s top 25 private companies according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Kathleen Horne (AB ’70, JD ’76) is a partner at the law firm of Inglesby, Falligant, Horne, Courington & Chisholm in Savannah. She is also a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and secretary of the UGA Law School advisory council. Leerie T. Jenkins Jr. (BLA ’70) of Orange Park, Fla., is the chairman and CEO of Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc., one of the area’s largest engineering firms. Derrell Parker (BFA ’70) is the principal owner of Parker Scaggiari interior design studio in Las Vegas, Nev. Edward Tolley (BBA ’71, MBA ’74, JD ’75) is a partner at Cook, Noell, Tolley, Bates & Michael LLP in Athens. He is also a past president of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. John Messer (BBA ’73, MAcc ’74) of Miami Beach, Fla., is the chairperson of Carrfour Supportive Housing board of directors for the 2008 calendar year. The non-profit organization is the only one of its kind in Miami; its mission is to provide permanent housing and supportive services to formerly homeless people.


Barden Brown Jr. (BBA ’74) of Atlanta is president of Brown Realty Advisors, Inc.—one of the city’s top 25 commercial real estate brokerages according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Joe Terrell (BBA ’74) of Atlanta is an executive vice president of Carter—one of the city’s top 25 commercial real estate brokerages according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Kelly B. Browning (AB ’75) of Alexandria, Va., was selected as the 2008 recipient of the Nonprofit Federation of the Direct Marketing Association’s Max L. Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award. He is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Institute for Cancer Research and chief financial officer of the World Cancer Research Fund. Edwin W. Hortman Jr. (BBA ’75, MBA ’76) of Moultrie is president and chief executive officer of Ameris Bank—one of Georgia’s top financial institutions according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Darrell Huckaby (BSEd ’75, MEd ’96) of Conyers is a high school history teacher and Southern humorist. He has a syndicated newspaper column, a weekly radio commentary and several published books. Sharon Rigsby (ABJ ’75, MEd ’95) of Lawrenceville is president of Gwinnett Technical College—one of the area’s largest colleges and universities according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. George ‘Shad’ Steadman (BBA ’75), president and chief operating officer of Rutherfoord in Roanoke, Va., was elected chairman of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers during a general membership meeting at the 94th annual Leadership Forum. He has more than 30 years experience in the insurance industry, working for a number of leading insurance companies and brokerages in various managerial and executive roles and as a risk management consultant. Michael Moye (MEd ’77, EdD ’83) of Moultrie is president of Lanier Technical College—one of the area’s largest colleges and universities according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Carol E. Finley (BBA ’78) joined Watkinsville-based Oconee State Bank as assistant vice president and mortgage loan officer. She has more than 20 years of experience in mortgage banking and finance. Norman Miller (AB ’78) of Marietta opened the law firm of Miller Legal Services LLC after working 18 years at McLaughlin, Hendon, Miller & Croy. His firm specializes in litigation, mediation and arbitration of personal injury claims. Cynthia Moxley (ABJ ’78) of Knoxville, Tenn., is the founder and president of Moxley Carmichael Communications, which represents industry leaders in banking, health care, government, oil and media. Kessel Stelling Jr. (BBA ’78) of Marietta is president and chief executive officer of the Bank of North Georgia—one of Atlanta’s best large companies to work for according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Mark Andrews (BBA ’79) is vice president of economic development for Flint River Technical College in Thomaston. He recently recieved a master’s degree in human resources management from Troy University. His wife, Donelan Andrews (BSHE ’81), is youth apprenticeship coordinator for the Griffin Regional Education Service Agency, an organization that manages programs for Upson Lee High School in Thomaston and Lamar County High School in Barnesville. Nick Doster (BBA ’79) of Brunswick joined Oglethorpe Bank as senior vice president of business development. In this position, he will work in areas of lending, project management, team development and operations management. Regina M. Downey (BSA ’79, DVM ’83) of South Hampton, N.H., owns and operates the Holistic Animal Healing Clinic, a veterinary practice that uses traditional and alternative medicines. J. Randy Jackson (BSEd ’79) was named director of human resources with Kia Manufacturing Georgia Inc.


Chris Clayton (BBA ’80, JD ’83) of Roswell is a managing partner at Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson LLP—one of the top accounting firms in Atlanta according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is also one of the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure top 20 fundraisers for 2007. Tom Golub (BBA ’80) of Atlanta is chief executive officer of Beecher Carlson—one of the city’s top 25 fastest-growing private companies according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Brian Lade (BBA ’80) of River Ridge, La., is a leasing representative for Oakwood Center and Riverwalk Marketplace in New Orleans. John Weber (M ’80) of Atlanta is the principal and managing broker of Apartment Realty Advisors of Georgia Inc.—one of the city’s top 25 commercial real estate brokerages according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Samuel Taylor Geer (BBA ’81) of Dallas published a family history book titled Callaways of Western Wilkes County, Georgia: Ancestors, Descendants, and Allied Families of John and Bethany Arnold Callaway. Steven Hight (AB ’81) of Athens was named chief credit officer at the National Bank of Georgia. He will oversee the bank’s loan portfolio in this new role. Daniel Forsman (BBA ’82) of Duluth is president and chief executive officer of Prudential Georgia Realty—one of Atlanta’s top 25 residential real estate companies according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Charlie Fiveash (BBA ’83) of Atlanta is vice president of AMB Property Corporation—one of the city’s top 25 commercial property management firms according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Toni Mason (BS ’83, MEd ’97, PhD ’01), a licensed clinical psychologist, joined Athens Behavorial Medicine—the clinical practice of Athens neuropsychiatrist Dr. Thomas McCormack. LeAndra Lovin Love (BSHE ’84) of Lawrenceville is a paraprofessional who works in a kindergarten classroom at Lovin Elementary. The school was named after her father, Edwin Lovin (BSA ’49, MEd ’64, EDS ’71), who worked for Gwinnett County Public Schools for 34 years. J. Darren Rodgers (AB ’84) of Dallas was named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Cheri Wranosky (BFA ’84), Jorie Berman (AB ’00, BFA ’02) and Crisha Yantis (M ’07), all Athens sculptors, had a month-long exhibit titled “Triple Take” at Mudfire Gallery in Decatur. Daniel Digby (ABJ ’86, JD ’89) of Conyers and his wife, Deborah, celebrated the birth of their daughter—Annalise Nell Digby­­—on Dec. 22.


Susan Bradbury (ABJ ’85) of Decatur was promoted to senior director of internal communications at Cox Enterprises. With over 20 years experience in the banking and finance industry, David Fiveash (BBA ’85) of St. Simons Island was hired as an officer by First Glynn Bank. Amanda Julian (BS ’86) of Orlando, Fla., was promoted to forensic science quality manager for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Joanna Hancock (BBA ’87) of Leesburg rejoined Mauldin & Jenkins Certified Public Accountants LLC as a general service manager. Her primary focus is providing tax and accounting services to select businesses, corporations and individuals. Nancy Youngblood Deanley (BSA ’88) of Midlothian, Va., owns Youngblood Properties LLC. The Homebuilding Association of Richmond, Va., has 220 members, but fewer than a dozen are women. One of Youngblood’s houses received four awards in the 2007 Parade of Homes. Andrea LaQuier (BBA ’88) of Marietta joined Viscom—a private company that provides prepaid products and marketing services for the domestic Mexican market—as a pricing analyst. Michael S. Martin (BFA ’88) of Marietta was appointed to the Georgia Commission on Child Support. He is an art and social studies teacher at Harrison High School in the Cobb County School District. Ray Clark (BMus ’89), a band director at Jane Macon Middle School in Brunswick, saved the life of a student who was choking by performing the Heimlich maneuver on him. Marion Ellen Dexheimer (EdS ’89) of Canton retired from the Cobb County Board of Education in January after teaching for 33 and a half years. Carter Foster (AB ’89), a curator and curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, was recently the juror for the 22nd international juried show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Alan Kendrick (BSA ’89) of Chatsworth was promoted to group vice president, community executive for Cohutta Banking Co., an organization with eight offices in Northwest Georgia and Chattanooga and $360 million in assets. Walter Kimbrough (BSA ’89) president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., is the author of Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities. The book, in its ninth printing, is an Essence Magazine top 10 best seller. Cassandra Tennille Margeson (AB ’89) hosted the book signing for University of Georgia Football Vault by Bulldog announcer Loran Smith at her flagship Tennille & Co. store in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. The event was attended by former UGA football coach Vince Dooley. Richard Mix (BBA ’89) of Carrollton, chief executive officer and president of Mix International and a partner in Vids Media, was executive producer of the feature film “Conjurer.”


Len Robbins (ABJ ’90) of Homerville is an award-winning syndicated columnist. He is also the editor and publisher of The Clinch County News. Anthony Walker (BBA ’90, MAcc ’92) of Orlando, Fla., earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management executive MBA program. He is a senior director of corporate tax for Darden Restaurants Inc. LaConia Dean (ABJ ’91) and her husband, William, welcomed the birth of their son—William Alexander Dean III—on June 5, 2007. Dean is an associate editor and cover creative director for Upscale Magazine in Atlanta. J.D. Godbout (AB ’91) is president of ITRM/Stat Medical and Dental Staffing—one of Atlanta’s top contigency executive recruiters according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. William Jobert (BMus ’91) is the bassoon professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, woodwind adjudicator for the Ohio Music Educators Association and personnel director for the Lebanon (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. Christopher Lancette (ABJ ’91) is a communications director with The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C. Julie Partain (BBA ’92) of Arabi was named registrar at South Georgia Technical College in Americus. Kevin Atwill (ABJ ’93) of Flowery Branch was named editor of the Forsyth County News. Wesley Gash (BBA ’93) is the new Brunswick-St. Simons Island market president for Wachovia Bank. He oversees the local commercial and wholesale banking operations as well as Wachovia’s community involvement. Mark Spain (BBA ’93) of Cumming grossed over a billion dollars in residential real estate sales after 12 years of being a realtor, something fewer than one percent of realtors accomplish during their entire career. Spain is affiliated with the RE/MAX Greater Atlanta office. Brad E. Barber (M ’94) of Moultrie works for Commercial Banking Company and was promoted to city president of the Moultrie market. He will also continue to serve as chief lending officer of CBC.


Christy Eikhoff (ABJ ’95, JD ’00) of Atlanta was named partner at the law firm Alston & Bird LLP. She is in the litigation and trial practice group, specializing in complex commercial and insurance related litigation and internal investigations. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon (MSW ’95) is mayor of Riverdale. Robert H. Arnold (EdD ’96) of Zebulon is president of Griffin Technical College—one of metro-Atlanta’s largest colleges and universities according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Robert Clarke (BSFR ’96) of Cedartown, Fla., was named procurement team leader for Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation in Coosa. He and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed the birth of their second child—Whitman Rutledge Clarke—on Sept. 12. Duffy-Marie Ebel (BFA ’96) of Charlotte, N.C., is a creative director for Cox Marketing Group in Concord, N.C. John McCormick (AB ’96) of Lancaster, N.H., was hired as Coos County’s assistant county attorney. Julie Miller (BFA’96) of Atlanta designs products and web content for a U.S. subsidiary of Sanrio, the Japanese company that makes Hello Kitty stationery, book bags and more for girls. She also works with In Zone Brands, a company best known for Belly Washers—a line of children’s drinks featuring cartoon character designs. Trent Schueneman (BS ’96) of St. Simons Island is a board certified family medicine physician. He was recently hired by Southeast Georgia Health System. John West (AB ’96) and his wife, Lee, of Evans, welcomed the birth of their second child—Henry Briggs West—on Dec. 5. John is an attorney with Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley in Augusta. Maury Beasley (BSFCS ’97) of Glenwood has joined Citizens Bank of Laurens County as vice president and loan officer. Kathryn K. Beatty (BS ’97) opened a pediatric and adolescent medical practice in Forsyth. She was appointed associate professor of pediatrics at Tulane University, practicing pediatric emergency and in-patient medicine. Claudia Burdulis (AB ’98) and her husband, Matt, of Dallas, welcomed a son—Charles Elliot Burdulis—on Nov. 7. Loucinda Dampier (BS ’98) completed her general surgery residency at The University of Florida Health Science Center-Shands and enrolled in a cosmetic surgery fellowship with a leading plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, Nev. She is also building a cosmetic surgery center in Tennessee. Lisa Horanyi (ABJ ’98) and Peter Horanyi (BS ’98, PhD ’05) of Charlottesville, Va., are the proud parents of twin girls—Sophie Elizabeth Horanyi and Mary Virginia Horanyi—born Oct. 7. Peter is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Virginia and Lisa works for the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. Lori Saunders Rodgers (BSEd ’98) of Macon works as a speech pathologist for Jones County Schools. Her husband, Kenny, is the youngest Bibb County school board member now serving on the eight-member board. K.C. Trommer (AB ’98) of Sunnyside, N.Y., has had poetry published in AGNI and The Antioch Review. She works as a writer and editor at Pace University and lives with novelist Justin Courter. Amanda Dix Dyer (BS ’99, MA ’04, PhD ’06) of Watkinsville joined Positive Outcomes, a psychological counseling service in Athens, as an independent licensed psychologist. Stacia Hernstrom (AB ’99) and her husband, Josh, of Austin, Texas, welcomed a son—Samuel Quinn Hernstrom—on Dec. 18. He joins an older sister, Sophia Katherine. Art Ordoqui (BSA ’99, MA ’02) of Athens was appointed director of programming for Community Connection of Northeast Georgia. He oversees the 2-1-1 information and referral system and the Hands On Northeast Georgia volunteer program. Ronnie “Rusty” Smith (BBA ’99) of Athens joined the client accounting services department of Trinity Accounting Group. Mark Steudel (AB ’99, MA ’01) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was named manager of development research for the University of Alabama. He is married to Heather Steduel (BS/AB ’01).


Brian Harrell (AB ’00) and April Harrell (PharmD ’05) of Cochran welcomed the birth of their son—Jackson Pierce Harrell—on Dec. 9. Margaret Cook Kennedy (BSFCS ’00) and her husband, Steve, of Woodstock celebrated the birth of their first child—Margaret Kaitlyn Kennedy—on Oct. 23. Rachel Wisniewski (BS ’00) married Michael Jakuba and joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Amy Cowart (ABJ ’01) is branch manager of the new Farmers and Merchants Bank LPO in Valdosta. Whitney Crisp (BBA ’01) of Americus was named director for admissions at South Georgia Technical Institute. She will be responsible for overseeing the admissions activities of all new and returning students, scheduling and administering entrance tests, assisting with recruitment efforts, and developing and maintaining working relationships with staff and outside contacts in the community. Ali Gant (AB ’01) and Christopher Gant (AB ’01, JD ’07) of Athens welcomed the birth of twin boys—Calder Michael Gant and John David Gant—on Dec. 11. Ali is director of development for UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. Christopher is an attorney with The McGarity Group in Buford. Allison Murray (AB ’01) of Thomasville was awarded the title of employee of the month at South Georgia Travel for her editorial segment in Southern Tour magazine, “Adventures with Allison.” Corey Smith (BSEd ’01) of Jefferson released his third album, “Hard-Headed Fool.” Mandy Young (AB ’01), an employee of Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, reunited with former Georgia football players at the Leonard Pope All-Star Weekend. Young was a member of the Georgia Girls during her time at UGA. Eric Capossela (BFA ’02) of Dunwoody is senior art director for Atlanta Magazine. Cady Evans (BBA ’02) of Atlanta joined Viscom—a private company that provides prepaid products and marketing services for the domestic Mexican market—as an accounting manager. Michelle Garlington (BFA ’02, MHP ’05) oversaw the space planning and furniture specifications of the new Athens department of labor building. C. Elliot Marsh Jr. (BSA ’02) and Christy Marsh (BBA ’02) of Statesboro welcomed their second daughter—Annalee Grace Marsh—on Aug. 28. Their older daughter, Adison, enjoys spending time with her new sister. Sean Renfroe (ABJ ’02) of Lexington, Ky., joined Stites & Harbison PLLC as an associate in the capital markets service group. Lisa Timmons (ABJ ’02) of Toluca Lake, Calif., is an editor of the celebrity gossip blog “A Socialite’s Life.” Al Waite (BBA ’02) of Savannah joined Lazard Dana LLP as an accountant in the firm’s education services group, which specializes in audit and compliance services for post-secondary institutions. Houston County High School marketing education teacher Tiffany Flournoy (BSEd ’03) of Kathleen, Ga., was named Georgia’s Outstanding New Marketing Education Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education. She is a marketing education teacher at Houston County High School. Chris Gayton (BS ’03) and Suzanne Scoggins (BS ’03) both graduated as doctors of medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in May 2007. They married two weeks later and now live in Monroe, Mich., where they are completing their residencies. Mary Katherine Ham (ABJ ’03) is managing editor of, a conservative news Web site headquartered in Arlington, Va. She appears as a regular commentator on CNN and Fox News and has a weekly segment on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Last year, she won the Video of the Year Award at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. Brad Whitfield (BBA ’03) of Savannah is a new licensee of a Zaxby’s restaurant franchise. Nick Danna (AB ’04) of Morgantown, Penn., is an editor for The Tri County Record. Athens First Bank & Trust’s board of directors elected Allison Lumpkin (BBA ’04) to banking officer. A.J. Mapes (BFA ’04) of Brooklyn, N.Y., was made a senior designer with Poulin + Morris, a multidisciplinary design consulting firm specializing in all areas of visual communications. He is responsible for project design, management and coordination. Sergei Masour (BS ’04, AB ’05, BBA ’06) of Athens was hired as an agent with Cindy Karp Realty. Mack McClung (BSFCS ’04) of Athens opened an Allstate Insurance Co. office in Oconee County’s Franklin Grove Village shopping center. McClung is the principal agent and owner of the full-service—auto, property, commercial and life—insurance agency. Lesley Newell (BBA ’04) received an MBA in Global Finance at The Thunderbird School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz., and has accepted a position in the treasury group at Coca-Cola in Atlanta. Lucia Occelli (BFA ’04) is a designer for JS Creative. Matt Shirley (AB ’04) of Snellville works as a mortgage banker with Brand Mortgage Group. John David Sinclair (BS ’04) of Lawrenceville was named captain of Lindblad Special Expeditions’ National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship. In this position, he sails to destinations including Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Baja California. James Tribble (BSES ’04, JD ’07) was sworn in as a practicing attorney by his father, Judge William Tribble (AB ’70, JD ’73) of the Dublin Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court. He will spend two years clerking for U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash in Atlanta. John Scott Wilson Jr. (BSFCS ’04) of Queens, N.Y., is enrolled in the Directors Guild of America training program, with aspirations to work in the film industry.


Jessica Boston (BSEd ’05) and her husband, David, of Atlanta celebrated the birth of their daughter—Jayden Saniyah Boston—on Dec. 14. Kendrick Brinson (ABJ ’05) is a staff photographer at the Augusta Chronicle. Blake Gober (AB ’05) of Ringgold was promoted to banking officer at BB&T. Westin M. Amberge (BS ’06) is a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholar who attends the Yale University School of Medicine. Jennifer Bryant (AB ’06) of Americus is a new elementary/junior high school counselor and speech teacher at Southland Academy. Brandon Cheek (BSEd ’06, MEd ’07) and Kelly Knudsen (ABJ ’07) were married on Feb. 18. The couple now resides in Atlanta. Bradley Held (BSAB ’06) of Winder was a guest speaker at the Georgia Rehabilitation Association, East Georgia Chapter’s Ninth Annual Legislative Breakfast. Despite a learning disability, Held is a success in the workplace. The breakfast is held to encourage state legislatures and local elected officials to support the agency, which trains and places the disabled and handicapped in the workplace. Brenton Shiver (BBA ’06) of Watkinsville is the assistant director of promotions for the UGA Athletic Association. Melina Baetti (AB/ABJ ’07) of Paris, France, is the international coordinator for Havas Sports, a global sports communications agency with seven offices worldwide. Charlotte Fekete (BSFCS ’07) was the winner of the meat and poultry category as part of the 2007 Olivado Avocado Oil Chef Quest: Celebrating Women Chefs Contest. She currently resides in Athens, where she creates new recipes for Fire and Flavor Grilling Company. Adam Head (BSPH ’07) of Athens started his own business, Professional Fitness Solutions, which offers in-home individualized coaching. Drew Jones (BBA ’07) of Suwanee joined The Lloyd Group Inc. as a retirement specialist. Gerome Morgan (BSA ’07) of Tifton is an agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor for Crisp County Schools. Sierra Rice (ABJ ’07) was named an assistant account executive at Jeff Dezen Public Relations in Greenville, S.C. Daniel Sherer (M ’07) of Canton worked on the computer animation for the History Channel’s 13-part series “Boneyard: The Secret Lives of Machines.”

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