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’31
W. FULTON ABERCROMBIE, 91, lives in Knoxville, Tenn. He retired from the U.S. Public Health Service. He holds the Ph.D. from New York University.
’37
HUGH FRANK SMITH of Memphis, Tenn., is a columnist for The Commercial Appeal and The Germantown News. He retired after a long career with the Memphis Press-Scimitar.
THOMAS N. STALLWORTH, Jr., lives in Beatrice, where he and his wife of 62 years, Eva, grow azaleas as a hobby. They have more than 5,000 azaleas on their lawn.

’42
GUSSIE MAE GUYTON KENNEDY and her husband, R. Hobson, of Alexander City, celebrated their 59th anniversary in February. She is a retired teacher.
DORIS SMALLEY PROCTOR and her husband, Bob, of Louisville, Ky., celebrated their 58th anniversary in March.
’43
VIVIAN J. LANGLEY supplies books and Bibles to pastors on Dominica, Guyana, St. Vincent and Trinidad, and teaches music. She lives in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and in Camp Hill each summer.
’45
Dr. ROBERT O. LAUDERDALE is a retired dermatologist living in Leeds.
NELL BROWN PROPST of Merino, Colo., is the author of Patrick’s Passions, a full-length play that is a winner in competition sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association. She is the author of numerous plays, books and columns.

’52
CHARLES W. DAVIS of Waco, Texas, is a board member of Hope Afghanistan, a foundation started by Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer, former prisoners in Afghanistan.
NELL TURNER DIRKS and her husband, Gene, were finalists in volunteer awards recognition given by the Volunteer Center of Morgan County.
JACK PRESTON, Ph.D., retired from North Carolina State University Department of Chemical Engineering in January. He lives in Raleigh, N.C.
’53
BETTYE ANN FLETCHER GILL of Birmingham retired after 47 years as a church organist and choir director. She was also a public school music teacher and private piano teacher.
JAMES LEE HOLLAND, Jr., of Birmingham was recently named Goodwill Worker of the Year by Alabama Goodwill Industries.
JERRY HOLLOWAY is retired and living in Richmond, Va.
’56
Dr. EARL and JANE M. JEFFRES ’60 live in Fayetteville, Tenn. He is retired from the practice of orthopedic surgery.
WILSON C. WILHITE, Jr., M.D., was honored with a life membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists, which he served as president in 1994. He will be a delegate to the 2002 World Congress of Anesthesiologists meeting in Paris, France. He is retired professor emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, and professor, Univeristy of Texas School of Medicine–Houston. He and wife, Pat, live in Daphne and Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
’57
FREDERICK BASSETT is the author of Love: Song of Songs (Paraclete Publishing). A retired college professor, he directs the Elderhostel program at College of the Lowcountry, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
JAMES H. EDMONSON is a professor of history at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Ga. He and his wife, Frances, live in Jackson, Tenn.
R. KIRBY GODSEY, Ph.D., president of Mercer University, is the recipient of the 2002 Chief Executive Leadership Award for extraordinary service and leadership in advancement and education. The award was presented by District III, Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
’58
BETTY LONG WYSKIDA of Huntsville retired in 1995 from the U.S. government and in 2002 from Computer Science Corporation, where she was a cost analyst.
’59
AUBREY EDWARDS retired after 24 years as music minister at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Birmingham.
DON MCDOUGAL of Steele was inducted into the 2002 Alabama Tennis Foundation Hall of Fame.
L. GERALD TUCK is a volunteer assistant coach with the Samford baseball team.

’60
JAMES and MILDRED HEARN DILLARD ’63 live in Mauldin, S.C. She retired from the Greenville school district in 2001. He is a health minister.
JAMES B. PRICE of Pinson was recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service for his outstanding service as a weather observer. He has reported temperature and precipitation data from the same location, without interruption, for over five decades. It is estimated that he has taken more than 55,000 observations and walked over 4,000 miles to and from his instrument shelter.
JAKE RONALD and PEGGY G. VAUGHN ’61 sold their Bluff Park pharmacy to CVS, for which he now works.
’61
J. WAYNE FLYNT, distinguished university professor, Auburn University, was elected vice president of the Southern Historical Association. An eminent historian, Flynt has taught history at Samford and Auburn, where he also served as head of the History Department.
JAMES L. READING II of Birmingham is regional flooring trainer for all 10 Alabama Home Depot stores from Montgomery to the Tennessee line.
’62
TOMMIE JEAN PEACOCK MYRICK and her husband, Bill, live in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She teaches at Choctawhatchee High School.
’63
Dr. KAY CALFEE WIDEMAN is assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Cobb County, Ga., school district.
’64
JUDY RICE is in her 34th year with the Alaska Baptist Convention. Director of missions ministries/WMU, she lives in Anchorage.
’65
SARALYN MONROE COLLINS owns Training Bridge, a consulting, training and coaching firm in Winter Park, Fla.
’66
SARA PARKER of Hendersonville, N.C., a psychologist, completed a post-doctoral study and internship in neuropsychology. A poet, she was chosen one of America’s best poets by the International Library of Poetry. She has three grown children, Matt, Stephen and Martha.
WILLIAM CARY WALKER, M.S.Ed. ’69, of Birmingham is owner of Pine Hill Farms. Leyland cypress trees from the farm were used in the governor’s office and outside the Alabama state capital at Christmas.
’67
JERRY HALEY retired after 41 years as a pastor. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Baker, Fla.
’68
KAREN BURGESS EVERAGE of Tallahassee, Fla., won the teaching award given by the Florida State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society. She teaches math at FSU.
DANNY HANKINS of Gadsden, an executive sales representative with Eli Lilly and Company, is retiring after 29 years with the company. He and his wife, Miriam, have two children, MARK HANKINS ’98 and KIM HANKINS SPARKS ’95.
MELVIN DAN LEWTER M.B.A. of Alpharetta, Ga., retired from Nabisco, Inc., after 38 years. He was an area vice president.
’69
GERALD COLVIN, Jr., of Vestavia Hills is an attorney with Bishop, Colvin, Johnson and Kent. He and his wife, Jimmie Ann, have four children. Their youngest daughter, Carrie Ann, was America’s Junior Miss 2001.
THOMAS WAYNE COZART is owner and president of Signs Etcetera and Harris Glass Company in Dothan.

’70
Dr. ALAN KIRK is professor and chair of the human services department at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.
’71
Dr. LISA HODGENS LUMPKIN of Cornelia, Ga., is director of interdisciplinary studies at Piedmont College.
CYNTHIA WALKER WATTS is director of quality improvement for Ramsay Youth Services, Dothan, and minister to single adults at First Baptist Church, Dothan.
’73
TRAVIS T. LACKEY, Jr., of Birmingham retired from Delta Airlines.
LYNN HAZLEGROVE STEPLETON and STANLEY STEPLETON ’74 serve on the Hearing Impaired Team with the International Mission Board in the Dominican Republic. They have two sons, SETH ’01 and Aaron.
MELINDA EUBANKS WEST is assistant to the minister of preschool and children at Brookwood Baptist Church, Birmingham.
’74
Dr. JAMES DAVIS is associate pastor of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ocean City, Md.
’75
Dr. JERRY ARMOR of Moulton won the Carlton W. Kelley Teaching Excellence Award for Full-time Faculty at Calhoun Community College, Decatur. He is chairperson of the school’s social science division.
FLORENCE THOMPSON of Birmingham, who enrolled in college at age 52, celebrated her 80th birthday in May.
L’75
MILES A. McGRANE III is president-elect of the Florida Bar Association. He is senior partner of the Miami law firm of McGrane & Nosich, P.A.
’77
MELINDA KELLY HARDEN of Wetumpka received a family nurse practitioner degree in May.
Dr. LARRY EUGENE HARDIN M.M.E. ’82 is assistant professor of choral music education at Jacksonville State University.
KAROLYN “Betsy” GINTHER HAYNES and her husband, Tim, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in March. They live in Orlando, Fla.
’78
JAMES CLAY FIELDING of Lakeland, Fla., received a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix. He is self-employed with Sextant Financials.
CINDY BROWN HEIDEL of Yazoo City, Miss., works in the surgery department at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. She and her husband, Roy, have three children: Katherine, 13; Laura, 11; and David, eight.
LILLI AMANDA RABB KLIMKO is choral teacher at Hewitt-Trussville High School and director of music at Grace Presbyterian USA Church. She and her husband, Ben, live in Birmingham. Her daughter, Lilli Lydon, is 14.
LONG PHAM works with the International Mission Board in metro Manila, the Philippines.
DELANE TEW is assistant professor of history at Judson College, Marion. She is working on a dissertation for a Ph.D. in history at Auburn University.
’79
T. K. KIERAN, principal with NewLeaf Partners and president of T. K. Kieran & Associates, Inc., presented a series of workshops in April at the Strategic Account Management Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

’80
TIMOTHY E. EVANS was named Teacher of the Year at Oak Mountain High School, Birmingham. He teaches advanced placement environmental science, marine biology and zoology. He and his wife, PATRICIA McDOW O’QUINN ’78, ’85, have two children, Millie and Joseph.
Dr. DAVID L. and RHONDA COLEMAN SAINT live in Tallahassee, Fla. He is chief of medical staff, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She is assistant administrator at the hospital’s Cardiac Vascular Surgery Center.
’81
PENELOPE M. BOSARGE of Birmingham was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
DAVID GEORGE is president of the Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation, Birmingham. He holds a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He and his wife, ALLYSON YOUNG GEORGE ’83, have two children, Kyle, 13, and Katelyn, 12.
EDIE J. SMITH is a family nurse practitioner in Hawaii when not deployed internationally with the U.S. Army Reserves as a captain in the Army Nurse Corps. She recently was on a four-month humanitarian mission to Federated States of Micronesia in the South Pacific. She earned a master’s in nursing/family nurse practitioner from the University of Phoenix, Honolulu campus, with honors, in 2001.
’82
ANITA JENNINGS BUSBY teaches fourth grade at Weaver Elementary School, Oxford. She and her husband, Charles, have three children: Auburn, 17; Holly, 14; and Troy, eight.
WAYNE O’NEAL RICHARDSON received a doctor of education degree from Samford in December. He is principal of Deer Valley Elementary School, Hoover. He and his wife, Rene, have three sons, Matthew, Jacob and Michael.
KATHRYN WOODYARD was named 2001–02 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teacher at Monroe Comprehensive High School, Albany, Ga. This is the fourth time she has been chosen for the honor by the school’s STAR student.
’84
KENNETH RODNEY GREENE was named school social worker of the year for Georgia. He is director of student services, Barrow County Schools, Winder, Ga.
MELINDA GUNN POOLE of Alexander City serves on the Alabama State Board of Missions.
’85
JOHN BROOKS of Scottsburg, Va., earned a master of divinity degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
MICHAEL CASTLE earned a doctor of ministry degree from Eden Theological Seminary. He is coordinating pastor of Cross Creek Community Church, United Church of Christ, Dayton, Ohio.
JAMES RUSHING is a computer programs manager for the corporate office of Baker Hughes Oilfield Service Co., Houston, Texas. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in human resources development at Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Lauri, have three children: Mariel, 13; Jayne, 10; and Lucy, nine.
’86
SANDY WHITE ELLIOTT earned a master’s in education and is completing work for teaching certification. She teaches middle and high school chorus and vocal music in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. She and her husband, Scott, have two children.
MORGAN GREEN returned to Jordan after a year in Georgia on stateside assignment with the International Mission Board. He and his wife, Donna, coordinate educational exchanges and do humanitarian work in Palestinian refugee camps. They have a daughter, Annie.
BILLIE SUE GLAZE GROVES is minister of preschool children at Hueytown Baptist Church.
S. TODD HUCKABY lives in Santiago, Chile, with his wife, Ana, and their two children, Michael, seven, and Caroline, one. He is cofounder of IB Partners, a financial advisory firm focused on mergers and acquisitions transactions in South America, with offices in Santiago and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
JEFF HUNTER is pastor of First Baptist Church, Silverhill.
ANN CAROL McGAHA MANN M.Div. ’91 lives in Birmingham. She and her husband, Tim, have two children, Anna Elizabeth, five, and Timothy Davis, two.
JEFF STITH is minister of music at Southside Baptist Church, Gadsden. He and his wife, Kristie, have five children: Ben, 10; Hannah, eight; Bethany, six; Abby, four; and Julia, two.
’87
WAYNE CADLE of Vinemont works for the Alabama Medicaid agency. He and his wife, Teresa, have two grown children.
MELANIE BOYD HILL and her husband, Walker, live in Dothan. She has a speaking ministry and writes Bible studies and devotions.
SONYA STEWART teaches sociology and western civilization at Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pa.
SHARON DONALDSON STUART L’90 is a partner in Christian Small LLP law firm in Birmingham. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Gracie, three, and Matthew, one.
Dr. REX TUCKIER married Beth Rodgers in March. He is a physician in Moulton.
’88
Dr. GERRILYN BROCK HENDON is a part-time dentist with Health Services, Inc., Montgomery. She and her husband, Stuart, have two children, Brock, six, and Mary Braden, three.
CAROL A. MITCHELL is assistant vice president, corporate security, SouthTrust Bank. She lives in Leeds.
JEFFREY M.Div. and SHELLEY HILL MONTGOMERY live in Attalla. She earned an educational specialist degree in secondary biology at the University of Alabama, where she is a doctoral student. He is an attorney with offices in Gadsden and Centre.
’89
TSEDAY SIRAK was among the first 26 graduates from Ben Gurion University with a doctor of medicine degree in international health and medicine. The program, the first of its kind, is in collaboration with Columbia University. She will enter a residency program in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She holds a master’s in public health from the University of South Florida.
DOUG TURNURE is co-author of a book for Addison-Wesley and the DevelopMentor Technical series, Effective Visual Basic. An instructor in .Net, VG and COM development, he founded Aggelos, Inc., which specializes in providing software solutions. He and his wife, JANET EVANS TURNURE ’91, live in Raleigh, N.C.
Maj. TERI L. WEIDE, USAF, is deputy director, Aviation Training School, Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, Fla.
PHIL WHIGHAM is associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Shelburn, Ind.
L’89
MICHAEL B. BURRELL is an attorney specializing in real estate with Huff, Cauthen, Cofield-Derrick, Martin & Burrell in Anderson, S.C.

’90
WILLIAM TODD L’94 and ANN MARIE HARRIS HARVEY live in Birmingham with their two daughters. He is a partner with the law firm of Whatley Drake LLC. She is a freelance writer and editor.
KIRSTIN MUENINGHOFF RABER lives in Billings, Mont., with her husband, Scott, and their four daughters, Kaylie, McKenzie, Delaney and Shelby.
STANLEY Q.WORMELY is an agent with Nationwide Insurance, Roebuck. He and his wife, Arlinda, live in Leeds.
L’90
EVAN LEE STAPLER was appointed chief magistrate judge of Haralson County, Georgia. He is also municipal court judge for Buchanan and Douglasville, and has a law practice in Bremen. He and his wife, Woodie Eugenia Meadows Stapler, live in Bremen.
’91
KELLEY GREENOUGH BRIGHT and her husband, Rob, have three children: Samantha, six; Riley, five; and Mally, one. They live in Homewood.
CHRISTINA PERRY BURKHALTER of Suwanee, Ga., and her husband, Todd, have a daughter, Mallory, three.
LAUREL EDMONDSON is communications director for the Florida House in Washington, D.C. The historic 1891 townhouse, located one block from the U.S. Capitol, serves the people of Florida as an education, information and cultural center. She recently completed training and certification as a personal and professional lifestyle coach.
JOHN GREEN earned a specialist in education degree from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., majoring in teaching and learning with a specialty in foreign language education/French. He presented his research at the Foreign Language Association of Georgia conference. This summer, he is studying French in Vichy, France, as part of a scholarship from the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
BARRETT JORDAN is the organizing pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, a new church in Hurricane, W.Va. He and his wife, Judy, have two children, Alley and Jeremiah.
PENNY MICHELE LANGDON married James Flowers in August.
JUSTIN RUDD and his English bulldog Rosie will be featured in an upcoming episode of Going Home on the Home and Garden Television Network. The show chronicles Justin’s trip home to Ozark from Long Beach, Calif., where he is a public relations account executive. The film crew covered a birthday celebration for Justin and his twin brother.
DONNA MONCRIEF SMITH of Birmingham is an officer with SouthTrust.
CYNTHIA LYNN TILL married John Lawrence Leonard in 2001. They live in Helena. She is supervisor, payroll shared services, Vulcan Materials Company.
’92
BEN and AMY YATES BOYANTON live in Huntsville. They have two sons, Will, three, and Wes, born in April.
JAMES DAVID CURLEE teaches physics and biology, and coaches football and baseball at Hewitt-Trussville High School. He is also a children’s minister at Centercrest Baptist Church. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three children, Laura Beth, James Brian and Abbie.
JENNIFER SHIPP CULWELL is pharmacy manager at Payless Drugs, Morris.
CHAD and JAMIE LAMB EADS ’91 live in Clinton, Miss., where he is offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Clinton High School. They have two children.
KAREN REID married Bill Renfrew in March. She is network administrator for Hawkins Development Company, a design/build firm.
HEATHER MEINCKE SHAW is child sponsorship coordinator with Love a Child, Naples, Fla.
’93
PAM ABERNATHY is volleyball coach at Tuscaloosa High School. Her seven-member team won first place in the International Youth Sports Festival in Schorndorf, Germany, in June. She is also assistant soccer coach.
CHRISTOPHER W. L’97 and AMY HARRELL DEERING live in Birmingham. He practices law with Johnson, Barton, Proctor & Powell LLP. She is a librarian with Hoover Public Library. They have a daughter, Anna Katherine, born in May.
CASEY and LORI WEBB FITZSIMONS live in Charlotte, N.C., where they are planting a new church, Charlotte North Fellowship. They have a son, Mitchell, two.
GRAYSON and KATHERINE TOLLISON HILTON ’95 live in Birmingham. He is a project manager with MACESS Corp. An employee communications specialist with Compass Bank, she is responsible for three monthly publications and all online communications.
M. PATRICK LOWE married Kimberly Ann Brady in April. He is administrative chief resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, and will begin a fellowship in gynecologic oncology and pelvic surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
HARRIETT NAKOS MARINOS is a counselor in private practice in Homewood.
STACEY LYNNE NOONE recently married Drew Brown. They live in Pembroke, Ga. She is pursuing a master’s degree in history at Georgia Southern University and received the Julia Floyd Smith Award for women in history.
DAVID ALAN PARKS M.Div. ’97 is pursuing a Ph.D. in missions at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He is minister of worship and youth at Rolling Fields Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, Ind.
BRENDA HODGSON RICKARD is vice president of operations, Birmingham Control Systems, Inc. She and her husband, Danny, have two children, Neil and Laura Grace.
JEFFREY MARK STOUGH married Toni Marie Piazza in April. They reside in Montgomery. He is a branch manager for SouthTrust.
ANGELA SCHOOLEY WASHINGTON and her husband, STEVEN MARK WASHINGTON ’94, of Sumiton are foster parents for the Walker County Department of Human Resources.
’94
JAMES TAYLOR CAMP L’97 married Amanda Bristol in April. He is an attorney in Carrollton, Ga.
AMY MARLER FENTON is preschool/children’s minister at The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham.
DEANDRA LITTLE and JEREMY HUNT ’99 live in Nashville, Tenn. She received a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, where she is lecturer in the English and Women’s Studies departments. He is a textbook manager at the Vanderbilt Bookstore. They have a daughter, Madeline Anna, four.
KIMBERLY JEAN POLLICK married E. J. Moon in March. They live in Tampa, Fla. She was recently awarded President’s Club, the top sales award at Tech Data Corporation.
MICHELLE JACKSON SUMRALL is a pediatrician in Elizabethtown, Ky. She and her husband, Rob, have two children, Joshua Ryan, three, and Laura Elizabeth, born in August.
’95
MELANIE CHAFIN married Chris Bradle in 2001. They live in Charlotte, N.C., where she is volunteer specialist with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
MEREDITH ANN DAVENPORT is events division director for The Storehouse, a nonprofit ministry organization in Birmingham. She organizes ministry events, directs the drama team and is a featured speaker.
JULEIGH LITTLE GREEN teaches preschool at Covenant Church, Birmingham. She and her husband, Corey, have a daughter, Caroline, two.
MOLLY LOGAN married Curtis James Neel in November. They live in Belleair, Fla., where she is manager of the national sales division for Cox Target Media.
ELIZABETH DIXON “Dixie” LOLLAR married David Benton Owens in November. They live in Corinth, Miss. She teaches fifth grade and cheerleading, and is a gymnastics instructor.
CRYSTAL FELICIA HICKS received a master’s degree in nursing from Samford in May. She is a registered nurse with Children’s Health System, Birmingham.
CHRISTINE PENDLEY teaches first grade at Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Decatur. She and her husband, Steve, have four children, Chase, Abbey, Alex and Emma Grace.
’96
CHRISTOPHER and JULIE KAISER ALLEY live in Tuscaloosa with their two children, Taylor, two, and Christopher, one. He received a master’s in theological studies from Covenant Seminary, St. Louis, and is pursuing an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, where he is president of the Class of 2003 and president of the M.B.A. Student Association.
BRYAN and SUSAN NIELSEN BOWEN ’94 have two children, Carter Stephen, four, and Cooper Bryan, born in October. He teaches history and is head baseball coach at Cullman High School. She works with SouthTrust Securities, Inc., Cullman.
MATTHEW CASH M.B.A. ’00 and his wife, Courtney Doyle, live in Birmingham. He holds a master’s in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and works with Principal Pharmacy Group.
PATRICK and KIM SMITH FALK live in Tampa, Fla. She received a master’s degree in social work and is a therapist for abused children. He works for Wachovia Davis Baldwin.
HAYLEY BRITT HARPER is a realtor with Realty Place, Trussville.
JAMES R. HAYES M.Div. is minister at First Presbyterian Church, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.
VIRGINIA HAYS teaches sixth grade science and reading at Schilling Farms Middle School, Collierville, Tenn.
DAVID LAWRENCE HIGGINS of Odenville received a master’s in counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December.
SUSAN GARRETT LOTZ and JOHN-PAUL LOTZ M.Div. ’97 live in England, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. at Cambridge University. They have a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, born in March.
SHAWNA McKINLEY earned a master’s in nursing from Emory University in May. She will be a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner after completing boards. She lives in Clanton.
MICHAEL CHAD SCROGGINS M.S.E.M. ’98, M.B.A. ’00, and RORIE D. PAYNE ’98 married in 2001. He is an environmental consultant with CFM Layton, Inc. She is a pediatric occupational therapist at University of Alabama at Birmingham. They live in Birmingham.
ALLINE P. SOMLAI earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi in May. She and her husband, Louis, live in Hattiesburg, Miss.
JEFFREY and AMY ALICE WITT THOMPSON of Baker, Fla., are pharmacists. They have two children, Savannah, three, and Austin, one.
KEVIN MICHAEL WILLIAMS is an itinerant worship leader in Columbus, Miss.
’97
KRISTIE LEIGH BLACK BARNES of McCalla is a physical therapist with Sundance Rehab.
RACHEL BLAKE married Charles Fry in February. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Alabama. They live in Birmingham.
HARPER and HEATHER GIBSON COSSAR live in Birmingham. He begins the Moving Image Studies Ph.D. program at Georgia State University in August. She is senior copy editor at Health magazine.
CRAIG FALANGA is radio play-by-play “Voice of the Barracudas” and public relations director for the Pensacola Barracudas of the arenafootball2 league.
JONICA LYNN HOGAN married MICHAEL SCOTT KELLEY ’92 in March. They live in Trussville.
JONATHAN D. HUCKABY and his wife, Tatiana, live in Chicago, where he is enrolled in the International M.B.A. program at the University of Chicago. He was most recently a corporate finance banker in Santiago, Chile.
HEATH HYNEMAN and AMALIE WOODALL married recently. They live in Douglasville, Ga.
DAWN DUPREE KELLEY received a doctor of education degree from Samford’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies in December.
JOHN and AMY PAYNE LANIER live in Homewood. She is a CPA with Mackle, Splawn, Tindall & McDonald, LLP. He is an attorney with Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. They have a daughter, Lauren, born in February.
CHAD McDANIEL is history teacher and track/cross-country coach at First Presbyterian Day School, Macon, Ga. The school yearbook was dedicated to him. He and his wife, Stephanie, have a daughter, Betsy, one.
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM NELSON is pursuing a master’s degree in acting and is teaching undergraduate acting at Indiana University. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Bloomington, Ind.
JENNIFER PLEDGER married Steven Redman in 2001. They live in Thompson Station, Tenn.
SUZANAH RAFFIELD M.Div. ’00 of Birmingham is coordinator of Global Women, a new missions organization incorporated to specialize in worldwide ministry and witness by women.
KIMBERLY PAIGE RODDY is a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an intern with the Texas Baptist Student Missions Department.
MARK and KATHARINE STOCKTON WILLARD live in Albany, Ga., where he is minister of music at Sherwood Baptist Church. She earned a master’s in music from the University of Alabama in 2000. They have a daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth, born in September.
SAM WOOD received a master’s in anesthesia from the University of Detroit Mercy and is a certified registered nurse anesthetist. He and his wife, Lori, live and work in the Detroit, Mich., area.
’98
JEREMY BAKER graduated from medical school at the University of Florida in May and is in a pediatric residency at Duke University, Durham, N.C.
ROBERT WAYNE BELLAMY of Birmingham is a 2002 graduate of Birmingham School of Law.
ROBERT TODD CRAIG is music minister at First Baptist Church, Gladewater, Texas.
JULIE ANN MILLS CROCKER and her husband, Michael, live in Fayetteville, Ark. She earned a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Arkansas and is program coordinator for academic advisement and campus tours at Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, Ark.
KATHRYN OWEN GIFFORD is a desktop publisher with Lexis Nexis, Dallas, Texas.
CHRISTINE LEWIS earned a master’s in intercultural studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a master’s in teaching English as a second language from San Francisco State. She lives in Mill Valley, Calif.
DAVID T. PASCIA graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in May. He will practice in St. Petersburg, Fla.
RORIE DIANNE PAYNE married Michael Scoggins in 2001. They live in Birmingham.
JENNIFER PIAZZA of Pelham is enrolled in the pediatric nurse practitioner program at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
DEBORAH RENEGAR M.S.N. ’00 is a cardiology nurse practitioner with Clark and Daughtrey Medical Group, Lakeland, Fla.
KAREN GARDNER TRONCALLI of Hoover is 2002–03 president of the National Association of Purchasing Management.
PAUL HULEN WENDORF received a master of divinity degree from Samford’s Beeson Divinity School in May. He recently married Christina Beach.
LAURA WILLIS married Rod Henderson in March. They live in Yazoo City, Miss.
L’98
JUAN C. ORTEGA is an attorney with the Mobile law firm of Luther, Oldenburg & Rainey, P.C. He and his wife, Suzette, have a daughter, Ann Louise, born in February.
’99
BRADLEY SCOTT ALLEY is a fourth-year student at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham.
SCOTT E. CLARK of Ocala, Fla., is pursuing a Ph.D. in marriage and family counseling at the University of Florida.
CATHERINE CLEMENTS is a nurse practitioner in the Lowder Stem Cell Research Unit, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham.
Navy Ensign ERIC H. DISHER completed Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., and received his commission as a naval officer.
JENNY DOUGLASS and NEAL HARTZOG ’00 married in June. They live in Birmingham, where she is advertising production manager for Health magazine and he is a third-year student at Cumberland School of Law.
KENNETH EDWARD DRAKE is tuba section leader and property book officer for the 4th Ground Forces Command, U.S. Army, Atlanta, Ga.
JENNIFER EATON is pursuing a Ph.D. in history and critical theories of religion at Vanderbilt University.
LAUREN GRIGSBY married Jeff Weathers in April. They live in Birmingham, where she is an interior designer with Total Design, Inc.
RACHEL GUILD of Apison, Tenn., graduated from law school at the University of Tennessee.
ERICA K. HAYNES of Memphis, Tenn., is a marketing representative for The Apollo Group, a marketing consulting firm for Belhaven College. She recruits adult students.
RUSSELL RAWLS HENRY was elected 2002–03 president of the Student Bar Association at the University of Alabama School of Law and was selected for membership in the Bench and Bar legal honor society. Last year, he was president of the Christian Legal Society and chairman of the Council of Presidents.
ZACHARY KING is junior high youth pastor at Westside Church, Omaha, Neb.
RANDY JAMES LANE Ed.S. was named a U.S. National Collegiate Award winner in leadership/administration by the U.S. Achievement Academy. He was also named most outstanding graduate student by the University of Alabama College of Education.
ALEX EADY LIGHTSEY is service coordinator, early intervention program, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham.
JEAN ELLEN MANASCO of Empire is a pharmacist with PCS Pharmacy.
ERIN BALLARD McMURRY of McCalla is loan originator/branch manager with New South Federal.
SHELLEY MOORE married Michael Ward in 2001.They live in Franklin, Tenn.
BETHANY A. MOSELEY and her husband, Bradley, have two daughters, Meagan, three, and Abby, born this year.
STACEY OWENS of Birmingham married Warren Grayson in February.
ADAM PLANT was named 2002–03 editor-in-chief of the Alabama Law Review, published by students at the University of Alabama School of Law.
JASON MATTHEW and BETHANY BUTLER ROBERTS live in Birmingham. He is family minister at South Roebuck Baptist Church. She is a CPA with EBSCO.
MELODIE KAY SWANSON and her husband, Kevin, live in Palmyra, Tenn., with their two children, Stephanie, three, and Ashley, one.
GINGER GLASS TAYLOR and her husband, JONATHAN DAVID TAYLOR ’00, live in Ormond Beach, Fla.
KATHERINE TOMLINSON married Jay Lown in November. They live in Franklin, Mass., where she is first-year programs coordinator at Dean College.
KRISTEN WARD of Orange Park, Fla., graduated from the physicians assistant program at the University of Florida.
MARY T. WILLETT and CARL EDWIN “Bud” MILLER ‘00 married in November. They live in Birmingham.
JONATHAN DAVID WILLIAMS married Rachel Clawson in November. They live in Franklin, Tenn.

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KIMBERLY ANNE BAKER is an account executive for American HomePatient, selling medical equipment in the Birmingham area.
MONICA DUFFEY is program coordinator at A Friend’s House, a shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children in McDonough, Ga.
DARRELL SLAYTON FITTS III is customer service representative with BlueCross and BlueShield, Birmingham.
JAIME GENTILE earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida in December, and is an auditor in Atlanta for KPMG accounting firm.
JESSICA ANNE GRIFFIN married Scott Warren in September. They live in Dallas, Texas.
ASHLEY DAYE KING is an interior architect with RDG, Omaha, Neb.
THOMAS ALAN MAXWELL, Jr., is environmental and greenway planner for the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.
ALISTAIR McPHERSON is a medical accounts representative with Benchmark Systems, Lynchburg, Va.
BRIAN and BRITTON GOWING McPHERSON live in Gainesville, Fla. He attends the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She earned a master’s in health science education at the University of Florida in May.
TRACY MICHELLE TUTTLE MILLER of Alabaster attends Cumberland School of Law. She has a son, Zach, five.
JODI L. MORRIS attends McWhorter School of Pharmacy. She was inducted into Rho Chi honor society.
JEFFREY CLAY MURDOCK is a regional channel manager with OTG Software, Orlando, Fla.
SUZANNE SELENA MUSICK is a pharmacist in Jellico, Tenn.
AMBER NELSON married Chris Holland in September. She is financial analyst for Cooking Light magazine. They live in Birmingham.
KOREN NICOLE KELLY OLINGER teaches fifth grade and coaches cheerleading at Brindlee Mountain Middle School in Guntersville.
GILCHRIST P. ROBERTS is regional sales account manager with Paragon Total Solutions, Carrollton, Ga.
MICHAEL W. SMITH is director of music at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Old Lyme, Conn. He is pursuing a master’s in organ performance at Yale University, where he is divinity school chapel organist.
ERIN SPENGEMAN is minister of youth at Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham.
REGINA DUMAS THOMPSON M.S.E. teaches in Samford’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies.
MARCUS WATTENBARGER is a pharmacist at Kmart in Sweetwater, Tenn.
DAVID WILDES is a seventh grade teacher at Spring Hill Middle School, High Springs, Fla.
CHRISTOPHER WAYNE M.Div. and MEREDITH SHERRILL WILSON live in Birmingham. She is a pharmacist with Bruno’s, and he is college/singles minister at Hunter Street Baptist Church.
AMANDA KATHERINE WILLIAMS married ERIC SANFORD ‘01 in 2001. They live in Arlington, Texas. She earned a master’s in early childhood education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August and is the lead five-year- old teacher for preschool special education at Rise School of Dallas.
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CHARLES DAY J.D./M.B.A. and his wife, MEGAN LEIA DAY ‘00, live in Columbus, Ga. He is a partner in the law firm of Berry, Shelnutt, Day.
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ANDY BENEFIELD is data integrity coordinator in the sales department of Wells Real Estate Funds, Atlanta, Ga.
CORRI CORNUTT is an admission/financial aid counselor at Samford.
JODI DANSBY married Jason Paul Coleman Searcy. They live in Enterprise.
JEFFERY and AMELIA RICHARDSON DAVIS live in Raleigh, N.C., where he teaches middle school Latin, coaches the golf team and leads worship in the chapel at St. Timothy’s-Hale School. She is director of youth and children at Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church and is pursuing a master’s in divinity at Duke Divinity School.
COURTNEY DOUGLAS married Grant Howard in April. They live in Brentwood, Tenn.
SARAH ELIZABETH GOWINS married JOHN CARROLL LATIMER III ‘00 in April.
HEIDI MARIE GSCHWEND is a clinical pharmacist in neonatal intensive care and women’s services at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
KATIE HEINZ is a fifth grade teacher at Adamsville Elementary School.
COURTNEY SUSAN JOHNSON married Charles H. Ficken in December. They live in Montgomery, where she works for Frazer Christian TV Ministry.
WHITNEY LOCKE graduated from Cincinnati’s Christ Hospital dietary internship program in July.
GINA MARIE LYNN is a staff pharmacist with Walgreen’s, Nashville, Tenn.
AMANDA LEIGH McCOLLUM is a sales counselor with Ridout’s Southern Heritage, Birmingham.
ERICA ELIZABETH MILLER is enrolled in the master’s program in early childhood education at Kennesaw State University. She teaches third grade in Cobb County, Georgia.
JEREMY SHANE PERKINS married Donna Reed in December. They live in St. Louis, Mo.
ERIC SANFORD is pursuing a master’s in youth ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Arlington, Texas.
HEIDI SAUERS is enrolled in the surgical physician assistant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
KATY SILER married Mark McKinney in 2001. They live in Knoxville, Tenn. She is an intern at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.
LATASHA CATHERINE SMITH is a registered nurse supervisor at Cherryhill Healthcare Center, Birmingham.
JENNIFER STAPLETON married Tracy Cleveland in May. They live in Homewood and serve on the staff of Dawson Baptist Church.
SETH STEPLETON is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at Clemson University in South Carolina.
JENNIFER TATE is pursuing a doctorate in psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.
JAIME THOMPSON married Brandon Blair in 2001. They live in Helena.
DELTON TREVOR WALTERS of Middleboro, Ky., is enrolled in pharmacy school at Virginia Commonwealth University.
CARL MICHAEL WILLIAMS attends Beeson Divinity School.
KATHRYN WILLIAMS is a critical-care registered nurse working in open heart ICU. She lives in Macon, Ga.
NATHANIEL WILLIS, Jr., is a file review specialist with the Housing Authority of Birmingham.

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Summer 2002
Vol. 19, No. 2

Seasons Staff

William Nunnelley
Editor
Mary Wimberley
Associate Editor
Sean Flynt
Contributing Writer
Janica York
Publications Manager
Scott Camp
Graphic Designer
Donna Fitch
Web Designer & Editor
Caroline Baird Summers
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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