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'28
MARYLEE BLACKMAN WINDSOR of Saucier, Miss., age 95, is retired. She was an educator for 40 years.

'34
MAJEL MANGUM ROBISON lives in La Jolla, Calif. A retired psychologist and Christian counselor, she holds a master's degree in education and a Ph.D. in mental health. She is active in her retirement community and teaches a weekly Bible Study class. A Delta Zeta at Samford, she is a long-distance member of the Belvedere Club, which has met monthly since the 1930s.

'40
JOHN S. MOORE, Jr., of Richmond, Va., retired in 2001 as editor of The Virginia Baptist Register, the publication of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society. He had held the post since 1972. During that time, he researched and wrote 31 scholarly articles. He was president of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society and the Southern Baptist Historical Society.

'43
CHARLES EDWARD NIAGER and his wife, Wilene, have lived in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area since his retirement as a comptroller. His brother, JONES NIAGER '42, editor of the 1942 Entre Nous, died three years ago after teaching literature in Atlanta-area schools. Both brothers were European-theater combat infantrymen in World War II.

'47
ELBREY D. HERRING is developer/builder of Bama Gardens German Village subdivision near the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa County.

'48
EDSEL L. HAND, an educator, musician and portrait painter, teaches at Gadsden State Community College.

'49
CLAUDE LEE ALSBROOKS, Jr., of Cullman is a retired businessman.
E. RALPH BARBER of Pell City is a retired pharmacist.
WILLIAM ROBERT HAWKINS retired from BellSouth and lives in Birmingham.
PHILLIP ROBERT SANDERS, Sr., is retired and living in Tampa, Fla.

'49 Alumna, Class Ring Reunited via Internet

Edith Van Keuren Hammond '49 of Clemson, S.C., has been reunited with one of her "treasured possessions," thanks to the efforts of a church secretary and the Internet.

Frances DeHart, secretary at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., discovered a college class ring among the church's lost and found articles. Engraved on the ring were Howard College of Alabama, 1949, the initials E.B.V.K., and the Greek letters for Alpha Delta Pi.

Using the Internet, DeHart learned that Howard College is now Samford University. She sent an E-mail to Samford's Department of University Relations describing the ring with the note, "I know someone would be surprised and pleased to be reunited with [it]."

Through alumni records, Hammond was identified and contacted at her residence. As it turns out, she was in Chapel Hill, N.C., during the 2000 Christmas season visiting her daughter, Edith Van Keuren "Sissy" Holloman. The families attended services at Holy Family Episcopal Church, where the daughter is a member. Hammond had the ring on a charm bracelet with other Howard memorabilia.

"I'm very sentimental about my ring," she said. She's looking forward to getting it back, acknowledging that, without the Internet, it might never have happened.

'50
JOHN G. GREEN of Birmingham is retired and serves as an interim pastor.

'51
MARTHA JENKINS CROFT is a retired English and social studies teacher in Belmont, N.C.
RUBY JEAN LANKFORD DUFFEY of Wilsonville and her husband, Gene, Sr., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January 2001.
FRANK and SUSAN DAVIS OLIVER of Centralia, Wash., were honored for their 44 years of pastoral service to the area at the annual meeting of the Northwest Baptist Convention. A bivocational pastor at seven churches and founding pastor at three, he is now pastor of Dryad Baptist Church near Rainbow Falls Park. She is a church musician.
GLORIA WALKER of Montgomery is state president of the American Association of Retired Persons.

'52
IRA COLE and ELOISE DOZIER SKELTON of Tuscaloosa celebrated their 50th anniversary in December. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Now retired from the ministry, he received an honorary doctorate from Samford in 1982.
J. HERBERT DAVIS of Tuscaloosa retired from Yellow Creek Baptist Church in October after 14 years of service.
ODETTE M. RAMSEY of Charlotte, N.C., retired from Greyhound Company as information and computer specialist.

'53
CARL R. FRANKLIN of Orange Park, Fla., is retired.
JOHN E. RASBERRY is retired and living in Indialantic, Fla.

'54
MILDRED MANN COLGAN lives in Avilla, Ind. She retired as a school psychologist in the Columbia/Irmo, S.C., area.
EDWARD E. ST. JOHN received the J. C. Canipe Award for outstanding teaching at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, Hendersonville, N.C.

'55
SEABURN SIDNEY DANIEL of Big Island, Va., retired as director of missions, Strawberry Baptist Association, and is now pastor of Mount Hermon Baptist Church.
DORA JANE HICKS of Trussville retired after teaching for 28 years at Hewitt Elementary School, Trussville.
MEL CAMP PERDUE of Lafayette, Tenn., a retired principal, directs music at a local church.
FRANK B. REAVES is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Wedowee, a hospital chaplain, an adjunct instructor at Southern Union State Community College and a town councilman of Wadley.
FRED C. SCHLICHTER of Birmingham recently completed continuing education requirements of the Medical Transcription Certification Commission. A retired certified medical transcriptionist, he is a 58-year member of the oldest American Legion post in Alabama, and a life member of the National Association of Federal Employees and Disabled American Veterans.
EUGENE DOUGLAS SMITH is a retired educator, most recently serving as principal of Ider High School, Valley Head.

'56
FRANCES CANTRELL of Decatur, Ga., retired after a career teaching Spanish and English in the Atlanta school system.
CLAIRE G. MARSH of Bradenton, Fla., retired after 42 years with the public school system. She was a guidance counselor.

'57
BARBARA A. BECKETT-GAINES is artist-in-residence at Spain Park High School, Hoover.

'59
Dr. M. DOUGLAS CLARK is the author of a new book, Risk It, Integrating Risk into a Successful Business Strategy. He was chairman of the 1958-59 H-Day program. He and his wife, SHIRLEY SHARP CLARK '60, live in Snellville, Ga. They have two grown children and one granddaughter.
HERBERT JAMES COLLIER of Mobile earned a doctor of ministry degree in August from Covington Theological Seminary. He is pastor of Malcolm Baptist Church and professor of Bible at the seminary extension.
EUGENE C. and KATIE P. ROBERTS '61 live in West Point, Ga. He is director of the environmental department for WestPoint Stevens, Valley, Ala., and she is retired.

'60
LAJUANA ELIZABETH PRIM ALEXANDER is director of counseling and assessment at Northwestern Technical College, Rock Spring, Ga.
RICHARD AUSTIN of McCalla is pastor of Abernant Baptist Church.
ROBERT EUGENE BROWN and his wife, BONNIE J. BROWN '61, live in Indianapolis, Ind. He is state director of missions for the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana.
RICHARD S. GILLIAM is a teacher/coach at Briarwood Christian School. He and his wife, OLA FAYE PIERCE GILLIAM '63, live in Calera. A retired teacher, she is in her 37th year as pianist at Calera Baptist Church.
ANITA HIGHSMITH retired from the Centers for Disease Control and started Highsmith Environmental consultant firm.
CAROLYN NORTHINGTON of Birmingham retired from the State of Alabama after 35 years of service.
CONNIE MACK and CONNIE SUE PERDUE '58 live in New Port Richey, Fla. He is retired from Gulf High School.
L. REED POLK, Jr. of Lexington, Ky., is the author of Before and After, a collection of comments from before and after the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
VIRGINIA LEE WILDER married Stiles F. Stevens in January. They live in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she is a computer resource specialist with the Department of Education. He is a retired civil engineer with a consulting business in Boston.

'61
C. HASSELL BULLOCK of Wheaton, Ill., is the author of a new book, Encountering the Book of Psalms.
BARBARA SPURLIN CANNON of Hueytown, a retired schoolteacher, started an intercessory prayer ministry, "Beside Still Waters."
ROBERT and LANE HOLLAND POWELL '63 live in Lubbock, Texas, where he has started a new pastoral counseling ministry at Second Baptist Church. She is a visiting professor at Texas Tech University.
KATIE PARNELL ROBERTS of West Point, Ga., retired after 22 years of teaching.
JON E. SANFORD of Fayette is president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

'62
JIM CROUSHORN of Tallahassee, Fla., is the author of The Jungle: Spiritual Danger Areas in the World of Work, published by Guardian Books. He is administrative officer for emergency operations, Florida Department of Health. He and his wife, Linda, have two grown children, Amy and John.
RICHARD W. MONTGOMERY of Moulton is assistant state fire marshal for North Alabama.

Samford University Alumni Council

The Samford University Alumni Council gathered at Homecoming for one of its periodic meetings. Members include, from left, front row, Joe Goode '52, Vivian Howard '68, Hope Haslam Straughan '99, Whitney King Reidinger '99, Carolyn Drennen '58, Mary Louise Hodges '43, Bonnie Voit '66, Anne Laws '59, Rhonda Cook '62, Cyndi Stephenson '85, Frank Donaldson '47, David Spurling '98; middle row, Scarlett Stewart '01, Bob Youngblood '51, Raymond Yost '29 (now deceased), Bennie Bumpers '63, Rickie Moon '77, Bill Lawrence '64, Bill Strickland '75, Paula Hovater '69, Rod Hovater '67, Nathan Varner '88, Fred Schlichter, back row, Brent Glassinger '91, John Weeks '60, David Davidson '58, Tom Armstrong '73, Randall Richardson '72, Mac Halcomb '78, Walt Barnes '56, Greg Powell '81, John Jeffers '44, Sigurd Bryan '46, Charles Powell '53, Ray King '55 and Roderick White '00.

'63
MICHAEL R. BRADLEY of Tullahoma, Tenn., is the author of It Happened in the Civil War, published by Globe-Pequot Press.
JACK and ANITA FUNDERBURK SNELL are coordinators for Asia with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. They live in Singapore.

'64
WALLACE HENLEY is an associate pastor of Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. He and his wife, Irene, have two married children and six grandchildren.
RICK WHITE of Tupelo, Miss., received the J. T. Gilbert Clinical Award for physical therapy.

'65
BEVERLY WARD BAILEY of Sorrento, Fla., is honors program coordinator and English professor at Seminole Community College.
TRACY L. BRINSON of Perry, Ga., is special assistant to the president, Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries.
HENRY EDWARDS of Lucedale, Miss., is retired.
PAUL ISHEE of Raymond, Miss., retired after a long career as director of pharmacy at Methodist Medical Center.

'66
REBECCA SIDES CHAMBERS retired as head of the English Department at Erwin High School, Birmingham, and now tutors high school and college students.
PATRICIA GAIL HURST HICKS of Gardendale retired after a career as a teacher and school librarian.
LAWRENCE DONALD SOUTHERLAND of Birmingham is owner of Southerland Bonding insurance company. He and his wife, Linda, have a grown son, Scott.
MARY LYNDA CAMPBELL STAGGS of Huntsville was named the first female member of the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy.
JERRY WILKINS and MARYANN STRINGER TYLER '67 of Roswell, Ga., are celebrating 18 years as ministers of music at First Baptist Church, Roswell.
JIM WAYNE is pastor of Buckhead Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.

'67
STEPHEN CLARK GREEN is chaplain at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C. He lives in Winston-Salem, N.C.
CHARLOTTE TEAS of Memphis, Tenn., writes missions curricula for the North American Mission Board. She wrote Mission Kids, Volume 1.

'68
MARTHANNE BURGESS BROWN of Jasper is associate dean, Walker College Campus, Bevill State Community College.
ERNEST HAROLD STEELE, Jr. is co-owner of Christian Bookstore of Andalusia and is pastor of Rawls Baptist Church.

'69
JANET ROTENBERRY BURNETT of Decatur, Ga., recently retired from Coca-Cola Company.
GINNY PIKE GIELOW of Bay Village, Ohio, recently won, for the second time, second place in the National Geographic Traveler magazine photo contest. The photo was of Amish children going to school in Walnut Creek, Ohio. The prize is a windjammer trip for two off the coast of Maine.
BILLY E. HEATON, senior pastor, Second Baptist Church, Cedartown, Ga., has completed 29 years as a chaplain in the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves.
CLAUDE HURTT is a missionary in Ecuador.
JOHN H. MORGAN of Clinton, Miss., is pharmacist supervisor for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
REX McCOY NELSON of Lakewood, Colo., retired after 30 years teaching choral music.

Cumberland Honors Crittenden, Marsh

Birmingham attorneys Judith Crittenden L'70 and David H. Marsh L'81 received alumni awards from Samford's Cumberland School of Law during Law Reunion Weekend in March.

Crittenden received the Distinguished Alumna Award as a graduate outstanding in law practice, community service and leadership in the profession. She is senior partner in the Crittenden & Martin law firm.

During her 30-year career, she has served as the first female assistant district attorney and first female acting judge in Jefferson County. She was also the first female president of the Cumberland National Alumni Association.

Marsh received the Volunteer of the Year Award for exceptional service to Cumberland and its constituents. A trial lawyer, he is founder of the firm, Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. He has handled cases in every Alabama county and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He serves on the Cumberland Annual Fund steering committee and is an adviser and presenter for the school's Continuing Legal Education program.

'70
SHARON MAXEY SMART, M.A. '71, was one of 19 Georgia teachers to receive national board certification in the area of adolescent/young adult language arts last year. She teaches English at Rabun County High School, Tiger, Ga.

'71
CARL GORDON RUSSELL is retired pastor of Presbyterian Reformed Church, Birmingham.
ROBERT McILWAIN of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., is a retired elementary school principal and bivocational minister.

'73
CAROL JOYCE BYRD retired from the Birmingham city school system.
WILLIAM TALMADGE CHASTAIN, Jr., is owner of Pre-paid Legal Services, Inc., Pinson.
JESSE PALMER of Birmingham started a new business, Praktikos Technologies, which provides Web site tools for churches.
DALE and GILDA RIDDLE are full-time vocational evangelists. They live in Pilot Mountain, N.C.

'74
JUDY ELIZABETH ADAMS is principal of Glen Iris Baptist School, Birmingham.
JAMES P. BECKMAN is pharmacy manager, Bruno's Pharmacy, Old Shell Road, Mobile.
ALFRED M. HARTLEY of Jasper recently retired after 39 years as a teacher and pastor.

'75
CHARLES CHANEY, Jr. of Enterprise is pharmacy director at Medical Center Enterprise.
BILLY F. ROSS is senior pastor of Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville, Va. He earned a doctor of ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

'76
RICHARD H. BROWN received a master of science degree in program management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in December.
DAVID CORNELL HINKS received a master of business administration in finance from Loyola College in Maryland. He and his wife, Mirta, live in Baltimore, Md.
CAROLYN COOK PATRICK of Pinson recently retired as principal of Clay-Chalkville Middle School.
DALE LEWIS SKELTON and his wife, Julia, live in Pell City, with their two sons, Matthew and Barry. He is manager of systems development at Samford.
DOZIER CLARKE and ANITA WASHINGTON SKELTON live in Homewood with their two children, Sara and David. He is pastor of First Baptist Church, Indian Springs. They are former missionaries to South Korea.

'77
WANDA SKELTON BRUCE and her husband, Leo, live in Georgia, where she is a pre-school special needs teacher at Woodstock Elementary. They were missionaries in Israel and Hong Kong during 1985-2000. They have two sons, Joshua and Jonathan.
MATT MILES is president and CEO of Buster Miles Auto Sales and Leasing in Heflin. He and his wife, Pam, have four children.
HOPE YOUNG PROKSCH of Savoy, Ill., teaches early childhood education in the Urbana school district.

'78
STEPHEN HAMMOND, M.B.A. '81, is property manger for Hyatt Resorts International, Key West, Fla.
LEE HIGGINS is chief, Intelligence Systems Operations Section, Offutt Air Force Base, Papillion, Neb. He assumed the civil service position after retiring in April as a lieutenant colonel with almost 23 years of active duty.
JOHN RODNEY KEEFE of Fort Payne is pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church.
SUSAN JONES KENNEMER and her husband, GREGORY KENNEMER, L'85, live in Hoover. She teaches third grade at Bluff Park Elementary, and he has a law practice in Homewood. They have two children, Caroline, 10, and Samuel, seven.
DOUGLAS "Buddy" REEVES is associate pastor for prayer and fellowship at First Baptist Church, Powder Springs, Ga.
LISA GAIL WORLEY of Hoover is newly elected president of the Alabama Surety Association.

L'78
JACK SCHRAMM COX of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is president of the Craig S. Barnard Inn of Court, an organization of attorneys and jurists. He was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Professionalism Committee for the 15th Judicial Circuit.

'79
T. K. KIERAN is founder of T. K. Kieran & Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based sales consultancy company that recently formed a Global Strategic Alliance with Nashville-based NewLeaf Partners, LLC. As a principal for NewLeaf Partners, she will deliver executive sales consulting services to NewLeaf's Global 1000 client base.
RICK KLEPPER is senior vice president, Capital City Bank, West Point, Ga.

'80
MARK CARRICK owns Carrick Health Services, Shelbyville, Tenn., the first company in Tennessee to offer certified prescription software for online billing.
MICHAEL GILBOW of Cleveland, Miss., chief pharmacist and managing partner of Gilbow's Drug Store in Drew, is president of the Greater Delta Investment Club.
RANDALL HOYT RICH is pastor of Prentiss Baptist Church, Prentiss, Miss.
PETER W. SOMERVILLE, Jr. was named 2001 Parent Volunteer of the Year, New York State West Soccer Association. He is supervising pharmacist, Eckerd Drugs, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
MARIANNA JONES STROZIER is a third-grade teacher at Salem Christian School, Englewood, Ohio.

'81
SUZANNE SCHUESSLER HAYES is a physician in private practice in LaGrange, Ga. She and her husband, David, have three children.
WILLIAM CLAY SMITH is senior pastor of Alice Drive Baptist Church, Sumter, S.C. The church recently relocated to a 65-acre campus and tripled in size.
R. LEIGHTON VANCE is second vice president, senior system analyst, Liberty National Life Insurance Company, Birmingham. He and his wife, ELEANOR SHEPHERD VANCE '87, have two sons, Zachary, seven, and William, three.

'82
PAUL ATCHISON is associate professor, neurology department, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
C. STEVEN BALL, M.B.A. '91, L'94, is a partner with the law firm of Benton & Centeno, L.L.P., Birmingham.
DENISE H. ELLIOTT of Warrior received a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December. She is director, Department of Nursing Education, Wallace State Community College, Hanceville.

'83
DAVID TUTEN is a physician with a family practice in Carrollton.
DOUG WILSON is chief of intelligence for the 117th Air Refueling Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard. He is deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He holds the rank of major. Wilson is a development officer with Samford's Office of University Relations.
DENISE ELLISON WRIGHT is pianist at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. She is home-schooling her five children.

'84
KELLY GURLEY LAMBERT, professor and chair of the psychology department at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and a $5,000 prize awarded by the General Assembly. Her research centers on unlocking the scientific connections to behavior and the impact of environment on the brain. She and her husband, Gary, have two daughters, Lara, eight, and Skylar, four.
CARL THIGPEN, M.B.A., of Birmingham was recently named senior vice president, chief mortgage and real estate officer of Protective Life Corporation and its principal subsidiaries. A 17-year veteran with the company, he will be responsible for management of Protective's $3 billion commercial mortgage loan portfolio.
KIMBERLEE DAWN TUNNELL lives in Saraland. She had a kidney and liver transplant in June.
PHYLLIS BEASLEY WHITLOCK and her husband, CHARLES NEAL WHITLOCK '84, live in Holly Pond. They have two children, Lauren, 10, and Ryan, seven.

'85
MAX GESSNER, Jr., of Seminole, Fla., is medical marketing representative for Purdue Frederick Pharmaceuticals. He and his wife, Karen, have three children: Brendan, Chad and Amber.
GORDON PUGH is chaplain at Children's Hospital, Birmingham. He has three children: Graham, five; Emma, four; and Leah, two.
CARLA ADAMS YORK is a social security disability determination specialist with the State of Alabama in Birmingham.

L'85
LISA WHITE is a 2002 recipient of a Governor's Award in the Humanities given by the Georgia Humanities Council in recognition of her devotion to preserving and highlighting humanities disciplines. She is attorney-adviser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. In 1996, she became the first woman president of the Georgia Historical Society.

'86
BOBBY LEE HARRIS of Sylacauga retired from the Shelby County School System. He was a principal.
JOAN HEILMAN PATRICK of Gardendale teaches choir and language at Rudd Middle School.
NANCY VIRGINIA WHITEHOUSE is associate professor at Whitworth College, Spokane, Wash., and chair, Media Ethics Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She adopted a daughter, Kaili, one, from China, in November.

'87
OLIVIA FORBUS THOMSON, M.S.E. '94, is a third-grade teacher at Princeton Alternative Elementary School, Birmingham. She recently received a Teacher Take Wings grant from the Greater Birmingham Junior League.

'88
JAMES M. GREEN is a gifted-education teacher at Helena Intermediate School. He and his wife, Rhonda, have a son, John David, three.
JANET HOLLINGSWORTH McMILLER, Ed.S. '98, is an Area 1 program specialist with Birmingham City Schools.
CHARLIE MYRICK and his wife, Gina, live at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., where he is a major in the U.S. Air Force. He is deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom. They have three children: Tess, five; Brendan, three; and Heidi, one.

'89
ERIC FULLER and his wife, Andrea, live in Alexander City, where he is associate pastor, First Baptist Church. They have three children: Jones, six; Leslie, four; and Rush, one.
JOY ANDERSON JAGER and her husband, Jim, live in Birmingham with their four daughters: Rosemary, 10; Ruthie, eight; Caroline, six; and Virginia, two.
SONYA PHILLIPS married Terry Grisham in May. She is chief clinical dietitian, Eastern Health System, Birmingham.
AMY LAWRENCE SCARBOROUGH is regional manager, BellSouth, Richmond, Ky.
MICHELE SLAY was named to the recent "Top 40 Under 40" List by Birmingham Business Journal. She is president of Parallel, Inc.
PHIL WHIGHAM is associate pastor, First Baptist Church, Shelburne, Ind.

Actress Alumna visits Samford Theatre

Actress Linda Pierson Huff '89 visits Samford to chat with theater majors while in Birmingham with the national touring production of the musical, Les Miserables. Huff plays the role of Factory Girl and understudies Fantine. She has performed with touring companies and in regional theater since the early 1990s.

'90
JULIE GAITHER BAILEY of Talladega is an instructor in child development with Ayers State Technological College. She and her husband, Scott, have three children: William Zachary, eight; Jackson Cole, five; and Erin Elizabeth, four.
RANDY DUCKETT is Baptist Student Ministries director at Odessa College, Midland College and University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He and his wife, Tina Lyn, have a son, Bailey Scott, two. They live in Odessa, Texas.
CHRISTA BUTLER McNABB and her husband, James, live in Madison with their three children: Erin, four; Reid, two; and Megan, born in July.
MATTHEW SPRUELL MEADOWS is senior pastor, Heckscher Drive Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. He and his wife, JEANNA JORDAN MEADOWS '90, have three children: Jordan, six; Jonathan, three; and Melea, one.
REBECCA and DAVID BARTLETTE PRYOR live in Alabaster. She is an agent for Realty South, and he is a pharmacist at Brookwood Hospital. They have two children, Hannah, nine, and Kyle, six.

'91
RODNEY DELAINE CHAMPION is associated with Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga.
KRIS CROSBY married Mark D. Griffin in October. They live in Vestavia Hills. She is an operating room nurse at HealthSouth Outpatient Care Center.
RACHAEL DRAPER CRUTCHFIELD of Helena is a graphics specialist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
PAM BROWN FOWLER of Clay is consultant-owner of Complete E.T. Nursing and Total Lab Care at Home.
DAVID GAINEY, M.Div. '95, started a new church in Tucson, Ariz., The Oasis at Rita Ranch, which he pastors. He and his wife, Hope, have three daughters: Grace, Joy and Faith.
KIM CHESTER GLASS lives in Davie, Fla., with her husband, Jim, and their son, Drew, five. She teaches kindergarten at Flamingo Road Christian Academy.
CYNTHIA TILL LEONARD and her husband, John, live in Helena. She is supervisor of payroll shared services, Vulcan Materials Co.
GORDON R. "Randy" WALKER was selected to participate in the BellSouth Gateway Leadership Development program. He is an account manager with BellSouth Interconnection Services in Birmingham.
BRADLEY WALLER is associate pastor, Tate Creek PCA Church, Lexington, Ky., where he works with high school and college students. He and his wife, Leslie, have three children: Emily, seven; Chase, five; and Allie, two.

'92
BRYAN C. and BECKY SOULIAN BALLARD live in Lawrenceville, Ga., with their two children, Hunter, six, and Ashely, three. He is network services manager, Peachtree Software.
CARRIE K. CLARK CALVERT of Gardendale is a coordinator on the SWAT Team at Compass Bank, serving the operations center in Birmingham.
GRANT and TERRI RICHARDS GUFFIN '91 live in Collierville, Tenn., with their two children, Noah, two, and Elijah Drew, born in January.
MICHELLE HANKINS GUST of Nashville, Tenn., is a founding consultant with Southern Living At Home. She and her husband, Bruce, have two daughters, Jorja, three, and Vivian, born in November.
PAULA FREEMAN HARDY and her husband, Douglas, live in Vestavia Hills with their sons, Sam, six, and Scott, four.
CHARLES KENNEDY earned a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Michigan and is associate organist at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church in Royal Oak, Mich. He lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.
SCOTT McBRAYER is manager of Ridout's Valley Chapel Funeral Home, Homewood. A member of the Homewood City Council, he serves on the public safety and public works committees, and chairs the special issue committee. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Homewood.
LISA CARTER WADE is a national commercial voice-over talent and has a new morning show, The John and Lisa Show on Magic 96.5 FM in Birmingham. She and her husband, Michael, live in Birmingham.

L'92
PATRICIA McCOURT DUCKWORTH is an attorney for the Department of Children and Families, Orlando, Fla., a job she shares with another mother. She and her husband, Brian, have two sons, James, three, and Robert Wells Duckworth II, born in May.

'93
LEE ANDERSON BARNES of Calera is a marketing support specialist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
KURT and LEISL GILLIAM LEMIRE '94 live in Calera with their three children: Luke, John Pierce and Alyssa Lauren.
HEATHER HUDSON MCMURRY and her husband, Don, live in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., with their three children: Trey, four; Grace, one; and Zach, born in September.
ED and KARA BRIDGES SEARCY live in Atlanta, Ga., with their three children: Addie Bridges, Ethan Lott and Olivia Susanne.
LESLIE PATRICK SIMS is pharmacy manager at RiteAid, Hueytown. She and her husband, Michael, live in Quinton with their two sons, Michael Luke, three, and Logan Tucker, one.
LARRY ALEX TAUNTON is dean of students at Altamont School, Birmingham.
JASE TILLMAN and his wife, Ansley, live in Nashville, Tenn., with their son, Jack, one.
MICHELLE ST. JOHN TSYRULNIKOV and her husband, Sergey, live in Woodstock, Ga. She teaches ESOL [English to speakers of other languages] at an elementary school in Marietta, Ga.
MARNI ALLISON SMITH ULCH, a sales representative for Eykon Wallcovering Source, calls on the architecture and design industry in North/Central Alabama. She and her husband, Kevin, live in Birmingham.
MICHELLE SCHINMAN WILDER and her husband, Patrick, live in Dothan. They have two daughters, Michaela Brett, three, and Gabrielle Elizabeth, born in July.
MELODI ADAIR YOUNG is a Civil War re-enactor who plays hammered dulcimer with Gilmore's Light Ensemble, a 19th century, American-genre group, at national parks and historical heritage events, and most recently at the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Joe, live in Westminster, Md., where they are active in church and community music groups.

'94
BRIAN THOMAS DUNN of Millington, Tenn., has completed duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and is training to become an emergency medical technician.
NATHAN GODFREY and his wife, Amy, live in Pelham.
HOLLY ANN HARRIS is a research analyst at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
RODNEY W. and KIMBERLY CULPEPPER JOHNSON live in Leeds. He is a marketing specialist with Farmers Insurance Group, and she works in human resources at HealthSouth.
MARK JOHN KALETSKI is a registered nurse at Medical Center East, Birmingham. He and his wife, Rhonda, have twin daughters, Meagan and Meredith, one.
DEANDRA LITTLE of Nashville, Tenn., earned a Ph.D. last summer.
MICHAEL A. MIDDLETON is a pediatrician with Interlachen Pediatrics, Orlando, Fla.
ANDREA MIKALA HENDERSON NORTHCUT and her husband, Lane, live in Little Rock, Ark., with their two daughters, Aubrie Anne and Leah Michelle.
BRETT and ANDRA SIMMONS OPALINSKI live in Denver, Colo. He is a United Methodist minister working on a Ph.D. in religious studies at University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner working on a Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Colorado. They have a daughter, Anna Brook, four.
LESLIE DAWN SHIRLEY recently married Daniel Morrison. They live in Birmingham.
LEONARD R. SMITH, Jr., is pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dry Ridge, Ky., and is enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, KRISTIN BEEMAN SMITH, have four children.
PAUL A. STROZIER, Sr., is director of communication and drama, Salem Church of God, Englewood, Ohio.

'95
ROSS S. BROWN is a referral agent with Relfe-Weldon Real Estate, Inc., Birmingham.
MELANIE CHAFIN married Chris Bradle in July. They live in Charlotte, N.C., where she is volunteer coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
DENNIS CLARK is lecturer in music bibliography at Vanderbilt University and director of the Vanderbilt Music Library. He also teaches music research courses at Blair School of Music.
JENNIFER HOLLAND GARCIA teaches ESL [English as a second language] at Meacham Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas. She received a master's degree in church and community ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
MARLEY MYERS GARDNER of Birmingham earned a master's degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an acute care nurse practitioner with cardiovascular surgical services at University Hospital.
ALICE M. LAURENDINE, Ed.S., was in the first group of graduates to earn a doctor of educational leadership degree from Samford's school of education and professional studies in December.
KATHRYN ROBERTS NIGHTINGALE of Braintree, England, is graphic designer, County Council of Essex for the Borough of Essex. She and her husband, Ray, have a new son, Brandon Lewis, born in August.
CHRISTINE MYL LANDERS PENDLEY is a first-grade teacher at Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Decatur. She and her husband, Steve, have four children: Chase, Abbey, Alex and Emma Grace.
JOHN RAYMER is senior pastor, Life Joy Church, Riverview, Fla. He and his wife, Dottie, have two children, Hannah and Joshua.
DANIEL SHEPPARD is director of pharmacy services at Jay Hospital, Jay, Fla. He and his wife, Amy, have a daughter, Anabel, one. They live in Milton, Fla.
MELANIE VAUGHN-WEST is pastor of Broadneck Baptist Church, Annapolis, Md., where she and her husband, Paul, live. She recently earned a master of divinity degree at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

'96
JULEAN JOSÉ BURROUGHS is a prevention community facilitator for the Children's Aid Society, Birmingham. She trains teens to be peer educators in the areas of substance abuse and HIV education.
DANNY CRAWFORD is retired and living in Panama City, Fla.
JOEY DAVENPORT, a financial consultant, is the youngest vice president in the history of Hilliard Lyons Company. He and his wife, Amy, live in Henderson, Ky.
R. TODD EPPS is a cytogenetic technologist at LabCorp, Research Triangle Park, N.C. He and his wife, SUELLEN WILLIAMS EPPS '97, live in Durham, N.C. She is children's technology librarian at Durham Regional Library.
JESSICA HENN recently moved to Chicago, Ill., to pursue a career in interior design.
RAYMOND ERIC JARVIS and ALYSON DIANE PERRY-JARVIS live in Palm Harbor, Fla. He teaches French at Northeast High School, and she teaches fourth grade at Southern Elementary. They have an infant son, Gabriel Joshua, born in November.
JAMES ORRISON, M.B.A., is chief operating officer, Comframe Software Corporation, Birmingham.
RYAN RAINER is chief resident in family practice at Medical Center East. He is the first Samford sports medicine major to graduate from medical school.

'97
BRANDY COVERT married Matt Miller in December. They live in Winter Park, Fla., where she is a science teacher at Trinity Preparatory School.
JENNIFER THOMPSON GLASCOCK recently earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a physical therapist at Baptist Medical Center-Montclair. She and her husband, FRANK GLASCOCK '94, have a son, Bryan Earle, two.
CHAD MYRICK received a juris doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2000, and is a compliance officer with AmSouth Investments, Inc., in Birmingham. He and his wife, Stephanie, married in May.
BEN and BETHANY ATES PERCY '00 live in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a sales representative for Vulcan Chemicals. She is a staff pharmacist in the outpatient clinic at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.
BILL PRICE, M.B.A., is manager of IT Solutions and Treasury Services for Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, Ga. He has two daughters, Emma and Ally.
SHANNON SMITH VICKERY graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in June. She and her husband, Ken, live in East Glacier Park, Mont., where she is a dentist on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
STEVEN L. WORLEY, L'97, is an associate in the Jacksonville, Fla., office of the national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson. He represents self-insured companies, insurers and corporations in the areas of general civil litigation and commercial litigation.

'98
ANNE BRANDNER is a pharmaceutical sales representative in Nashville, Tenn.
SCOTT COHEN of Newport News, Va., is accounting supervisor for Enterprise Rent-a-Car's Virginia operation.
JASON COTE is branch operations manager, Household International, Greenville, S.C.
B. GAYLE W. GLENN, Ed.S., is principal at Snow Rogers Elementary School, Gardendale.
MELISSA KAY HAMBRICK is assistant director, Enrichment Center, Decatur.
JENNIFER HOWARD is a graphic designer for Hills Communities property developers, Cincinnati, Ohio. She lives in Villa Hills, Ky.
ELISA MILLER married Brent Little in September. They live in St. Simons Island, Ga., where she is an occupational therapist at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center. She earned a master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
MICHAEL REASONS is a sales manager for Alcoa Building Materials, Nashville, Tenn.
SARA BROOKS ROWE and her husband, Greg, serve as US/C- 2 missionaries in Jacksonville, Fla.
RICHARD and DAWNN LACKEY SMITH '99 live in Macon, Ga., where she works at Smyth & Helwys Publishing and he is a medical student at Mercer University Medical School. They have an infant daughter, Madeleine, born in January.
JACQUELINE MARIE VOGEL is a copy assistant with Southern Living magazine, Birmingham.
JAMIE WISE married Maria Wilhite in November. He is a nuclear pharmacist in Pensacola, Fla.

'99
JESSICA BAHORSKI earned a master's degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in August. She is a women's health nurse practitioner in Jacksonville, Fla.
JENNIFER LEIGH BAXLEY is a dance therapist/counselor at Kingsberry Center for Cancer Care, Keene, N.H. She is complet ing a master's degree in drama therapy, and dance and movement therapy.
BENJAMIN MAYEHEW CARR is a second-year student at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.
SCOYE EMERSON CLARK of Ocala, Fla., earned a master's degree in counseling at the University of Montevallo in December.
KERRY GISSING COBB and her husband, Brent, live in Knoxville, Tenn. She is a graduate student in educational psychology at the University of Tennessee.
JEFFREY SCOY COWAN is a football coach in Nashville, Tenn.
CHERILYN MASHAY CROWE is a producer/director at NewsChannel 5 Network, Nashville, Tenn.
PARKER DAIL is director of business development for J. Arthur Dail, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
RICHARD DODD married Holly Rogers in June. They live in Birmingham.
MICHAEL CHARLES ERKMANN is a campus minister at San Diego State University, where he works with Navigators. He will work with college students in the Middle East next summer.
JASON GRANT returned from missionary service in Guatemala and is a sales representative in central Georgia for Hershey Chocolate, U.S.A. He lives in Macon, Ga.
DANA HUNSUCKER and MICHAEL STANDRIDGE '00 married in May. They live in Snellville, Ga. He is employed with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. She is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Emory Eastside Hospital.
JONATHAN HYDE and CARA LEANNE DOXTATER '00 married in April. They live in Glasgow, Ky.
TORI-LYNN KINNEY married Nick Saraniti in October. They live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
EDWARD MARSHALL of Marietta, Ga., recently graduated from the University of Georgia Law School.
JOSH MASTERS is a salesman for GE supply in Atlanta, Ga. He and his wife, Deana, have two young children, Shelia, and Joshua, Jr.
DARREN CHRISTOPHER MORTON is a pharmacist at Kirkland Clinic, Birmingham, and performs with Rivers Bend gospel group.
KELLY SEWARD is a graphic designer with MailSouth, Helena.
LISA ANN WARD is a fourth-grade teacher at Cathedral Christian School, Birmingham.
JOHN WEAVER is regional director of operations, State Farm Insurance. He is active in Boy Scouts of America and is pursuing a singing career.

'00
CHRIS BAKER is pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Deatsville.
MARY CREWS is an intern with Young Life in Stavanger, Norway.
ANITA FORREST married Danric Hudson in April. They live in Homewood.
COREY GARRETT FREEMAN and her husband, Joshua, live in Warrior.
CARON REBECCA GEORGE attends Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
JESSICA GRIFFIN married Scott Warren in September. They live in Dallas, Texas. She is a media consultant for the KMA Company.
1st Lt. KEVIN BRADFORD HALL and STEPHANIE GALE HUDSON '01 married in March. They live in Hohenfels, Germany, where he is Battalion S-1 for the 1st Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment. She is a second-grade teacher at Hohenfels Elementary School.
JENNIFER HOWE is a pilot in Searcy, Ark.
KERRI MILLER and ERIC BONNER, L'00, married in August. They live in Birmingham. He is an attorney with Mann, Cowan & Potter. She is assistant production manager for Cooking Light magazine.
BRAD PHELPS is enrolled in the M.B.A. program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
KELLY SNOW PRESTON, M.S.N., finished eighth in the women's division of the Mercedes Marathon, held Feb. 10 in Birmingham.
AMY STRICKLAND is business manager and make-up artist for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in Greenville, S.C.
GRANT HATCHER THOMPSON is a media writer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville.

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LUCAS DORION is attending Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and is youth minister at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Ga.
TIFFANY HANSEN is a first-year law student at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
KATHERINE A. HEINZ teaches fifth grade at Adamsville Elementary School.
CAROLE MARISA LEE married Thad Alan Combs in June. She is a legal assistant at King & Ballow law firm, Nashville, Tenn.
IRENE MOODY is pursuing a master's degree in French at the University of Florida. She is a teacher's assistant.
SARA ELIZABETH SKELTON received a Housing and Urban Development Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is pursuing a master's degree in public administration.
SETH STEPLETON is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at Clemson University.
BRIAN "Sully" M.Div. and LISA RIFE SULLIVAN live in Canyon, Texas, where he is associate pastor of university at First Baptist Church. They serve students at West Texas A&M University.

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Spring 2002
Vol. 19, No. 1

Seasons Staff

William Nunnelley
Editor
Mary Wimberley
Associate Editor
Jack Brymer
Contributing Writer
Sean Flynt
Contributing Writer
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Multimedia Graphic Designer
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Web Designer & Editor
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Editorial Assistant
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Photographer


Samford University Alumni Association Officers 2002-03

Bennie Bumpers '63
Sonya Bumpers '63
Co-Presidents

Tom Armstrong '73
Vice President

Brooke Dill Stewart '95
Secretary


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