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W. FULTON ABERCROMBIE, age 90, of Knoxville, Tenn., is retired. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from New York University. He and his wife, Clara, have four grown children.


JANE DORAN DORN of Birmingham retired after 24 years teaching fourth grade at Edgewood Elementary School in Homewood. She has two grown children.


SAM BROWN of Louisville, Ky., is an interim and supply pastor in Alabama and Kentucky. He retired from full-time ministry in 1986.
LLOYD AUGUST LOVEGREN, M.D., and his wife, Alta, live in Cedartown, Ga. He was a medical missionary to Jordan from 1951 to 1987.
CURTIS NELMS retired after 50 years as a pastor in Etowah, Limestone and Colbert counties. He and his wife, Katie Virginia, live in Gadsden.

RALPH and MARTHA PATTERSON EDFELDT '44 of Orlando, Fla., are Mission Service Corps volunteers with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.


JAMES HOLLIS is a retired missionary living in Cullman. He served in China, Macau and Hong Kong.
VIRGINIA MEHAFFEY LANMON of Commerce, Texas, recently celebrated her 80th birthday.
MARGIS ROBINSON is president/owner of Bio-Chem Associates, Inc., Memphis, Tenn. He is a retired Commander, U.S. Navy.


W. COSBY HALL retired from the Missouri Bureau for the Blind. He remains active in retirement in Hardy, Ark., even cutting his own firewood.
ORRIE WALKER IRWIN is a broker/appraiser in Birmingham.


CLIFF ATCHLEY is retired in Pell City. He and his wife, Ruth, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in September.


J. COLEMAN THOMPSON and his wife, Elizabeth, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September. He is minister of pastoral care at First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla.


BETTY GOODE HUTCHENS and her husband, EUGENE HUTCHENS '52, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August and enjoyed an extended drive to Alaska. They live in Tuscumbia.


POLLY JACKSON CLARKE retired from Baptist Medical Center Montclair as administrative director of Hospice. She is a former missionary nurse in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. She and her husband, Jim, live in Birmingham.


GEORGE P. HAYES, instructor of the Real Estate Institute for RealtySouth, was named 2001 Realtor of the Year by the Birmingham Association of Realtors. He is a graduate of Birmingham School of Law.
JOSEPH W. HOUSE is missionary housing project campaign director for the Central Coast Baptist Association, San Jose, Calif. He and his wife, PEGGY JOYCE HOUSE '50, live in Milpitas, Calif.


MURRAY GUTHRIE of Birmingham, a retired pastor and Alabama parole and probation officer, is an interim and supply pastor.
BARBARA ANN HARRISON of Falls Church, Va., is retired principal of Edgar Allan Poe Middle School and director of adult and community education, Fairfax County Schools.
BONNIE BOLDING SWEARINGEN and her husband, John, live in Chicago, Ill., and Indian Wells, Calif. They golf, fish, lecture, travel and grow roses.
FRANK YANCEY retired after a career teaching and coaching in DeKalb County, Georgia. He lives in Monroe, Ga.


EURSTON ROLLINS is president of Rollins Properties Construction, Ellenton, Fla. He was a psychology professor for 30 years at Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Fla.


T. A. PRICKETT of Owensboro, Ky., is special representative of the president, Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children. He retired as pastor of Seven Hills Baptist Church, Owensboro.
GLENN SLYE of Vestavia Hills is part-time financial administrator, Shelby Baptist Association. He retired from Huffman Baptist Church as associate pastor/administrator.


A. L. COURTNEY was named Alumnus of the Year at East Mississippi Community College, Scooba, Miss. He is pastor emeritus at First Baptist Church, Pell City, where he retired after 20 years. He and his wife, Myra, have two grown children and four grandchildren.
BOBBIE JUSTICE DEAN, a retired registered nurse, participated in a mission trip to Honduras in 2000. She and her husband, Willard, live in Locust Grove, Ga.
COLEY MYER HOLLOWAY retired in January 2001 after serving as pastor for 43 years at seven Alabama Baptist churches. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Dothan.
NAN REIA WISE NORRIS of Atmore retired after 29 years teaching business education.


ARCH DUNCAN of Birmingham is a professional magician who entertains at parties, churches, banquets and corporate functions. He is a retired teacher.
LEE GRAY of Johnson City, Tenn., is retired chief of chaplain service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn. He and his wife, Joyce, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in July.
JEAN MABE OVERCASH retired in May after 23 years as a teacher at Brentwood Young Children's School, Brentwood, Tenn.
NELL THOMPSON of Pasadena, Texas, writes poetry and nonfiction. She is a retired teacher.
TWYNETTE "Twink" WELLS YEAGER owns Twink's Antiques and Gifts in Marion and serves on the city council. She is a retired education professor at Judson College.


RONNIE EULER M.S.Ed. '88 of Pleasant Grove is a retired teacher and pastor.


CHARLES E. SIMS was granted "honorable retirement" status by the Presbytery of South Alabama and is stated supply minister at Unity Presbyterian Church in Sylacauga.
JOE WESLEY WILDMON, Sr., is manager, international sales and marketing, LTV Steel Corp, Trophy Club, Texas.


AUBRIE LAMAR DUNCAN Pharm.'65 is director, pharmacy services, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
BENNY JACKSON of Germantown, Tenn., is an evangelist and an officer in the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists.


JANET KEY HAYDEN and her husband, Paul, live in Richmond, Va., and enjoy traveling.
SANDRA AUTRY IGNATONIS is employed with Regions Bank, Marietta, Ga.


LARRY DRAPER of Rome, Ga., is an evangelist with Sound the Trumpet Ministries, Inc.
JIM GIBSON of Nashville, Tenn., is director, music publishing and recording, LifeWay Christian Resources.
DOROTHY WHITE McMULLEN of Marietta, Ga., retired after 30 years as an elementary school teacher.


CAROLYN STROM COLLINS of St. Paul, Minn., is the author of 10 books and is founder of the L. M. Montgomery Literary Society of Minnesota. She is founder and co-owner of Selling by Design firm.

Historian Margaret Armbrester '63 shares a light moment from Alabama politics in delivering the Live at the Library lecture during Homecoming. The University of Alabama at Birmingham professor is co-author of the new book, Alabama Governors: A Political History of the State.


JIM OWENS M.B.A. of Vienna, Va., is a self-employed international tax adviser. He is a retired deputy commissioner, Internal Revenue Service.
J. DON WEATHERS of Baton Rouge, La., is executive director of the Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association.


CARROLL J. MARTIN RYALS teaches at Lee Elementary School, Madison, Fla.
ELLEN O'BARR SHEARER of Columbia, S.C., is a piano instructor and church musician.
MAGGIE ISABELLE L. WILSON of Leeds received a Bronze Medal of Honor from the International Biographical Society for her contributions to the arts.

Attaway Reaps Big Success Thinking of Small Firms

Bill Attaway '71 of Birmingham represents clients who sell everything from fish to fine jewelry. And he's into his 25th year of doing so.

Attaway began a full-service advertising agency in the mid-1970s aimed at helping small, independent companies compete with larger chain operations. His success can be measured in the longevity of Attaway Advertising; it's one of the oldest agencies in the Southeast.

"When we handle a company's advertising and marketing, we become part of their team," he said. "Our philosophy has always focused on service."

Over the years, the Attaway agency has been cited for its creativity, winning numerous Addy, Communicator, Vision, Silver Microphone, Telly and Worldfest advertising awards.


DAVID CHRISTIAN of Seoul, Korea, is a missionary to the Western Pacific region with the International Mission Board.
ROBERT HUSKEY is a dentist in Opelika.
RICHARD HOOD FRISBIE is director of pharmacy, Eastland Home Care, Brentwood, Tenn.
DIANE PARKER LINDER teaches English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
RANDALL RICHARDSON, professor of music at Samford, and Samford Theatre chair Don Sandley are co-authors of The Audition Sourcebook, published by Heinemann.
JOY CHRISTMAS SANDERS and her husband, JOE RUSSELL SANDERS, Sr., '79 live in Bartlett, Tenn. She is pastor's secretary and organist at Bartlett Baptist Church, and he works with RNL Carriers.


DARRELL COONS is chaplain of the Belleville, Ill., fire department and a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. He is senior pastor of Hope Church.
JEAN DAUGHERTY is director of pharmacy at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Gadsden.
JUANITA DEASON of Clearwater, Fla., is principal of North Shore Elementary School, St. Petersburg.
CHARLES WADE GILLILAND is pastor at First Baptist Church, Buford, Ga.
J. SANTFORD and JANICE BOUCHILLON WILLIAMS live in Frederick, Md. She is a registered nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, Human Resources and Services Administration, and is English language pastor at Frederick Korean Baptist Church. They have four children: James IV, 24; Ben, 22; Brittany, 13; and Ashley, 10.


JAMES PAUL BECKMAN is a pharmacy manager with Bruno's in Mobile.
RICHARD GODWIN of Atlanta, Ga., is regional director of practice operations with Pediatric Physician Alliance, Inc.
SUE YOUNGSTROM KILLEBREW is a music teacher at Providence Christian School, Dothan. She lives in Abbeville.
PHILL MARTIN is moderator-elect of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He is director of education, National Association of Church Business Administration, Richardson, Texas.
CYNTHIA TRAIL McINNIS is a special education teacher at Lamar Junior High, Rosenberg, Texas.
CECIL "Topper" REID is the author of Beyond the Walls: Focus on Adults, published by LifeWay. He is minister of maturity at Hunter Street Baptist Church.


RICHARD C. and GERRY OLIVE BROWN '78 are starting a new church, San Marcos Community Church, San Marcos, Texas.
CRYSTAL HACKBARTH CAMPBELL and her husband, Allen, live in Cullman.
JUDY P. HAMES of Fayetteville, Ga., received an education specialist degree in 2000. She teaches eighth grade math at Whitewater Middle School and is adjunct professor at Mercer University.
GEORGE HAMMONDS of Barbourville, Ky., serves on the board of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.
MICHAEL D. McKINLEY L'78 and TIMOTHY D. ZEIGER merged their Dallas, Texas, law firm into the firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP.
JAMES E. MOODY L'80 is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and staff judge advocate (general counsel) at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
NATHAN SMITH, M.D., is assistant dean for admissions at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He and his wife, Nancy, have three daughters, Miriam, Lydia and Charis.
MIKE STIMPSON is a sales representative with Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, LLC, Nashville, Tenn. He has four children.
D. RANDALL WALTON of Helena is senior director, Ingalls Center of Pastoral Ministries, Baptist Health System, Birmingham. He earned a doctor of ministry degree in May from Columbia Theological Seminary. He and his wife, SANDRA JOHNSON WALTON '76, have two children.
SUSAN WATTERSON M.B.A./J.D. '79 is an attorney in Birmingham.


NELL CARTER BRANUM is a library media specialist at Gardendale Elementary School.
KAREN WEEKS CROWSON and her husband, Roger, live in Huntsville.
ROSANNE GODSEY is president of the Carrollton, Ga., Pilot Club.
RICHARD NEELY, former Samford history professor, is head of the history department and director of secondary education at Judson College, Marion.
LARRY PATTERSON is director of missions, Baldwin Baptist Association.
STEVEN WORONOFF is president of a new business, SMARTT, LLC, in Lowgap, N.C.


SARAH BARBOUR is a cardiac intensive care unit staff nurse, Baptist Medical Center Princeton. She lives in Fultondale.
ROSEANNE COLEMAN is president of Roseanne Coleman Ministries, Inc., Brentwood, Tenn. She is the author of Moment by Moment: Touching the Face of God, published by LifeWay.
VERN FARNUM is pastor/head of staff at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, Mt. Zion, Ill.
TERRY M. and ELIZABETH BELL ROBERTSON live in the Buffalo, N.Y., area. He is pastor of Amherst Baptist Church, and she teaches K-6 music at Christian Central Academy. They have three sons, Nathan, Todd and Evan.


JON and LISA MAULDIN BROWNE '79 live in Webster Groves, Mo., where he is president of Novus Development. They have two children, Emily Erin, a Samford freshman, and Graham Neil, 15.
TERESA G. PEACE FOSTER of Montevallo teaches fifth grade at Calera Elementary School. She earned a master's in education at the University of Montevallo.
MIKE and GRACE SMITH MORRIS of Ulsan, Korea, are International Mission Board missionaries, working as team leaders for East Sea Team of South Korea. They have two teenage sons, Andy and Paul.
PHILLIP A. NALL M.B.A. '82 of Atlanta, Ga., is owner of The Nautilus Group, which provides Christian education curriculum, consulting and custom tours.


RENEE DANIEL LORENDO CULVERHOUSE is president of Gadsden State Community College.


JOHN NICHOLS FOSTER, Sr., is pastor of University Baptist Church, Montevallo, and moderator of the Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
BOB GREENE is executive director, Pensacola Bay Baptist Association, Pensacola, Fla.
CYNTHIA F. HELMS is administrative associate, University of Alabama at Birmingham's Breast Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
ROBERT M. McLELLAN of Pleasant Grove is a sergeant and supervisor of the school resource division, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
MELISA HEARD MURDOCK M.B.A. '87 is a marketing manager, BellSouth, Birmingham.
MIRIAM DENISE SMITH of Wilsonville is a social service caseworker with the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources.
JERRY TAYLOR is nursing home litigation section head with Beasley Allen law firm, Montgomery.


TIM KELLEY is associate pastor for ministries and administration at Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham.
MARK RUSSELL of Montgomery is pastor of Cubahatchie Baptist Church, Shorter.
DAVID RICHARD SCOTT is director of consultant pharmacists, PHARMERICA, Birmingham.
TRAVESTINE JACKSON WRIGHT is a registered nurse in surgical intensive care at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. She has two children.


MONA-BETH BANKS BASWELL of Fairview, Tenn., is active in a church drama group and homeschools her four children, Bryce, Malia, Michaela and Samuel.
TERRY BETHEA of Birmingham was named an "Ambassador" for Allmerica Financial. The honor recognizes high levels of asset management.
JOAN BISSETT is the 7 p.m. to midnight on-air personality at WSIX country radio station in Nashville, Tenn. Listeners know her as Jayme Austin.
MARK BURNETTE is president of the Bank of Huntsville.
DAVID GEORGE was elected president of the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation, based in Birmingham. He and his wife, Allyson, have two children: Kyle, 13, and Katelyn, 12.
ADRIAN JONES M.A. is an evangelist and chairman of Adrian Jones Evangelistic Association, an interdenominational ministry based in Brentwood, Tenn.
CHERRY LONG TADLOCK is head of the performing arts department at Dade Christian School, Miami, Fla. She is also a freelance choral editor for Carl Ficher, New York.
PENNY WILHITE URBANEK is a compliance analyst with SouthTrust Securities, Birmingham. She and her husband, Michael, have a daughter, Caroline Theresa, three.


JEFF REYNOLDS is chairman of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music. He also is music director of the International Cathedral Music Festival.
MIKE WILLIAMS is a senior analyst with Modern Technologies, O'Fallon, Ill. He retired from the U.S. Air Force.
JOHN WILSON is district governor of Rotary International District 6880 (south Alabama) and Alabama leadership council chairman for the National Federation of Independent Business. He is president and chief operating officer of Super Foods Supermarkets, Luverne.


DAN BANKS teaches history at Sumiton Christian School, where he initiated the school's first mission trip. He and his wife, LeeAnn, live in Jasper.
JAMES LEROY GRAHAM is an instructor in Christian education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
STEVEN SCOTT RICHARDSON is president and investment adviser with Commonwealth Capital Management, LLC, Louisville, Ky.
JERRY TAPLEY is director of several Welfare to Work initiatives operated by the Jewish Employment & Vocational Service of Philadelphia, Pa. He also serves on the advisory committee of the AIDS treatment initiative in Atlanta, Ga.
CLELL, Jr. and CAROL RIGGINS WRIGHT '82 live in Abilene, Texas. He is head of the church music department at Hardin-Simmons University. She teaches at Abilene High School.


JEFFREY D. BRAMER is an attorney in Birmingham. He attends Asbury Theological Seminary through its extended learning program.
ROBIN LYNN HENDERSON is a principle financial analyst with the Boeing Company. He and his wife, Janna, and their three children, Courtney, Zachary and Callie, live in Holly Pond.
PHILLIP HERRING is co-author of The Bodylife Journey for Students, published by LifeWay. He is minister to students at First Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va.
ALISA WYNENS REHBERG is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in Macon, Ga. She and her husband, Ches, have an infant daughter, Dorothy Grace.
TARA DUNN SA'ID of Jacksonville, Fla., is a workers compensation and social security attorney, and a part-time judge advocate general with the Florida National Guard.


B. J. ADERHOLT earned a Ph.D. with emphasis in systematic theology in December. He is pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Orleans, Ind., where he and his wife, Gretchen, live.
VAUGHN PRUETT BELL and her husband, John, live in Louisville, Ky.
TRACY HANNA BROOKS and her husband, Mike, live in Dothan. They have a son, Ethan, six.
JIMMY CLAY DAVIS, Jr., is a U.S. Army chaplain assigned to Alaska.
KAREN ANNE McCALL is a vice president at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.
LEIGHANN KEESEE McCOY is interim adult specialist, Woman's Missionary Union, Tennessee Baptist Convention. She and her husband, Tom, have three children: Mikel, nine; Kaleigh, eight; and T. J., six. She is a member of the Franklin, Tenn., YMCA masters swim team.
GARY WRIGHT is director of business development at Oxmoor House, the books publishing division of Southern Progress Corporation, Birmingham.
LAURA BROWNE ZIGLAR is children's minister at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.


GORDON M. AMSLER M.B.A. is a visiting professor of management in the Samford School of Business.
CLAY DOUGLAS CAMPBELL is a minister at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham.
CHERYL LANE GREENWOOD of Huntersville, N.C., is a professional tutor of academically and behaviorally challenged students, and English as a second language students.
C. KEITH HERRON is AmSouth's Knoxville, Tenn., president and northeast Tennessee area executive. He and his wife, Kelly, have two sons: Charles, six, and Sims, three.
LEAH TAYLOR PATTERSON earned a master's in education at the University of Montevallo and teaches English/language arts, drama and journalism at Calera High School. She lives in Montevallo with her two children, Adam and Loryn.


SARAH STANDERFER GROVES of Jonesboro, Ark., is the author of A Seeking Heart: Rediscovering True Worship and study guide (New Hope Publishers), and composer for Certain Call (WMU Publishers). She is also a freelance speaker and worship leader.


EDDIE and LAURA BILLINGSLEY BEVILL live in Coral Springs, Fla., with their four children: Lucy, nine; Max, six; Victoria, four, and Billy, two. Eddie is founding pastor of Parkridge Baptist Church. Laura is a psychotherapist.
DAVID and JULIE KUNTZ JENKINS live in Houston, Texas. They have two children, Brooke Elizabeth, four, and Mallory Ann, one.


STEPHEN '91 and ALICE MYERS HAGLER live in Augusta, Ga., with their four children: Amelia, seven; Stephen, five; Jay, two; and Roger Patrick, born in May. Stephen is an attorney, and Alice is a former middle school teacher.
MICHAEL JAY RAGSDALE graduated from Northeast Georgia Police Academy and is an officer in Athens, Ga.
CHRISTIE DYKES TAUNTON and her husband, David, live in Southlake, Texas, with their three sons, Jacob, Ryan and Luke. She is first-grade choir director at First Baptist Church, Keller, Texas.


DAVID T. TIRELLA was awarded an AV (very high) rating in Martindale-Hubbell law directory. He is a member of the law firm of Cohen, Jayson & Foster, P.A., Tampa, Fla.


DEL CLAYTON is a developer with Clayton Management, which develops subdivisions and commercial property in Shelby County. He and his wife, JULIE STIPE CLAYTON '91, have three children, Aaron Connor, Rachel Ellen and Rebekah Elaine.
ROGER COLE M.Div. is a consultant/instructor for Spanish/ English. He teaches in the Samford After Sundown program, at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and in Jefferson State Community College's workforce development program.
MICHAEL ALAN HUNTER and his wife, Beth Ann, are on staff with Young Life in Hertford, England.
ASHLEY BROOKS PAYNE earned a master's in early childhood education at Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Ga., in August.
BART TEEL is principal at Wetumpka Junior High School. He and his wife, DENISE TERRELL TEEL '88 have four children: Tori, eight; Karen, six; Sam, three; and Jay, born in July.

Jay '90 and Hope Haslam Straughan '89 of Brighton, Mass. (shown here in Rockport, Maine), received this year's Odyssey Award for traveling the farthest distance to Homecoming.


ERIC PONDER opened a general litigation law practice in Atlanta, Ga.


SHERI JACKSON McLOUGHLIN and her husband, Sean, live in Portland, Ore., with their daughters, Kathryn Grace "Katie," four, and Elizabeth Rory "Ellie," born in July.
RACHEL HARGIS RUSH is a supervising senior tax specialist with KPMG LLP, New Orleans, La. She and her husband, Allen, are parents of twins, Dylan Harris and Taylor Caroline, born in March.
MATT and SHARI FOX WALL live in Burns, Tenn. She is a pharmacist in White Bluff, Tenn., and he has started a new career in nuclear pharmacy. They have three sons.
MICHAEL WHISENANT recently opened a bed-and-breakfast hotel, The Little-Young House, in Fayetteville, Tenn.


KENT EDWARD ALTOM is a student at Samford's Cumberland School of Law, where he was named to the National Trial Team.
JUDY BLAIR-ELORTEGUI is assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of South Alabama, Mobile. She and her husband, Osiel, have a daughter, Isabella Victoria, born in July.
ANTHONY L. BOYD married Tracy Smith in August. He is an admissions counselor at Indian Springs School, Birmingham.
STEPHEN LOUIS A. DILLARD is a judicial clerk for Judge Daniel A. Manion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He and his wife, KRISTA McDANIEL DILLARD '93, live in South Bend, Ind., with their son, Jackson, six.
BECKY HENDRICKS is a flight attendant with Delta Airlines. She lives in Orlando, Fla.
DARA TROTTER is an assistant athletics trainer at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
JANA REEVES WIGGINS is executive director of the Moultrie-Colquitt County (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, BEN WIGGINS '93, have two children, Blake and Leah Grace.


PAIGE MUNSON BATES is a volunteer with the Darden Partners Association at the University of Virginia Business School and is a birth coach at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Charlottesville. She and her husband, Evan, have a son, Samuel, one.
ANGELA CALHOUN is a gifted teacher with Hinds County School District, Jackson, Miss.
HUNTER COPELAND CARROLL L'97 is a member of the law firm of Stockham & Stockham, P.C., Birmingham. He married Monica Linn Lockhart in June.
JEFF and ALLISON GOEN LEE '97 live in Austin, Texas. He is manager of employment and recruiting for Lower Colorado River Authority. She earned a master's in physical therapy and is an orthopedic physical therapist with Austin Rehabilitation Clinic.
JASON PHILLIPS is in full-time evangelical outreach ministry and attends Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Ga. He and his wife, Ashlee, have a daughter, Caroline, two. They live in Canton, Ga.
KENYON ROSS is an account executive for a direct marketing agency that calls on Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. He and his wife, AMI PHILLIPS ROSS '94, have two children, Jackson, four, and Katie, one.
MARTHA (Marti) WILLIAMS earned a master's in divinity at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She is associate pastor of Metro Baptist Church, New York City.


LISA FIELDS married Scott Harris in May. She is an advertising account supervisor at O2 Ideas in Birmingham.
BETH FLOYD is president of Intermark Gillis Public Relations, Birmingham.
LINDA H. FOSTER, a licensed professional counselor
at Erwin Elementary School, Birmingham, recently opened Homewood Counseling Services.
JUAN GAUTIER is a social security and personal injury attorney in Orlando, Fla.
MICHAEL and CRYSTA DANIELS TRULL '92 live in Carrollton, Ala., where he is pastor of Carrollton Baptist Church. They are the parents of two children, Nathan Andrew, three, and Timothy Michael, two. Michael earned a master's in divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
DOUG WOOD and his wife, Miranda, live in Huntsville, where he is minister of music/youth at Farley Community Church.


GARREY ALLEN CAVE, Jr., is tax manager in the Brewton office of Boohaker, Schillaci & Co., P.C. He and his wife, Madelyn, have a child, Garrett, one.
CHAD CLINE and his wife, Courtenay, live in Nashville, Tenn., with their two children, Caroline Campbell, two, and Charles Davies Cline III, born in March. Chad is vice president/ salesman with Union Station Brick and Materials Co.
AMY DENISE JORDAN DIPRIMA of Rome, Ga., coordinator of psychological services with Haralson County Schools, is pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology.
DEAN DOUGLASS and his wife, Lesli, live in Knoxville, Tenn., where he is a physical therapist at Prompt Physical Therapy clinic. He earned a graduate degree in physiotherapy at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. They have an infant son, Truman.
CAROLEE JOY FRANKLIN of Columbus, Ohio, married Shaun Barber in June.
JOHN V. Jr., and DAWN TANIS GODWIN '93 live in Cottondale. He is vice president of T and G Professional Computing, Inc., Tuscaloosa, and was recently included in Who's Who Among American Businessmen. Dawn, who owns Mandy's Pawprints, recently received a community spirit award given by Channel 7 news.
JIM and LINDA ALISON HARDEN '94 live in Brooksville, Fla., after both graduating with master's degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He preaches and teaches at Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church. They have two sons, Isaac James, four, and Jonathan Reid, born in June.
KATHLEEN HASSEL and her husband, Steven, live in Hoover.
MATT and EMILY GLASS HUDSON '96 live in Montgomery, where he is the minister of youth and activities at Eastern Hills Baptist Church.
TONY and KRISTEN KNEELAND JONES '96 live in Nashville, Tenn., with their daughter, Mallory, born in August. He is district sales manager with Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
APRIL MRAZ is associate creative director at BLR advertising agency in Birmingham. She lives in Mt. Laurel community.
BRIAN PRENTISS is collegiate director for Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham. He and his wife, Katie, have two young sons, Nicholas and Oliver.
AMY REAVES is a manager for Burdine's Department Store, Miami, Fla.
KRISTEN SCHWINGHAMMER earned a law degree at Indiana University in May and is an attorney with Kightlinger & Gray, Indianapolis, Ind.


AMY ARMSTRONG married Eric Masaschi in May. She is a sales representative with Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. They live in Atlanta, Ga.
SARA HERRON BORGESON is a teaching assistant at Ohio State University, where she is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program. She has performed lead roles in several plays.
TODD BURKETT L'99 is an attorney with Leo and Associates, Huntsville. He focuses on commercial transactions, business organizations, mergers and acquisitions.
MELISSA CATHERINE CARSON of Waco, Texas, earned a doctor of psychology degree in clinical psychology at Baylor University in August.
ROBIN COOK DUNCAN of Birmingham recently earned an education specialist degree in educational leadership.
LEE HENDERSON and his wife, Leigh, live in Birmingham.
LEIGH MARIE LUNN is public relations and exhibit manager with EBSCO Industries, Inc., Birmingham.
JIM ORRISON M.B.A. is chief operating officer of ComFrame Software Corporation, Birmingham.
BRITTANY HOGG ROBSON and her husband, Jonathan, live in Atlanta, Ga. She is a program manager at CompuCredit.
SCOTT and ELLEN REDMON SHEUMAKER '94 live in Birmingham. He is a project manager for Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. She is marketing director for Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, P.C. They have a son, Whitt Redmon, born in August.
LINDA WHITE TINSLEY and her husband, Michael, live in Mason, Ohio, after living in Japan for three years. They have a young son, Ethan.
ANGELA WADDILL of Angier, N.C., is a U.S. history teacher at Western Harnett High School.
GUY HARRY "Trey" WILSON III and ANNE MARIE GOODWIN married in October. They live in St. Augustine, Fla., where he is a professional golfer sponsored by Precepts.


ADAM and ELLEN BELL BISHOP '99 live in Birmingham. He works in advertising sales for Coastal Living magazine. They have a daughter, Sydney Claire, two.
JENNIFER HUIE CRADDOCK and her husband, David, live in Homewood. She is pursuing a master's in pediatric nursing and is an intern in the pulmonary division at Children's Hospital.
DANIEL and CAROL BETH BEASLEY DURBIN live in Birmingham. He is major accounts representative for Danka Industries and serves in the Alabama National Guard. She earned a master's in social work at the University of Alabama and is a daycare center director.
SUELLEN WILLIAMS EPPS earned a master's in library and information science at the University of Alabama and is a sales representative with Scholastic, Inc. She also reviews children's books for the company.
DAN and TIFFANY LEWIS GROSS live in Jacksonville, Ark. He is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and she is a special education teacher at Cabot High School. In January 2002, they will move in Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
CHAD McDANIEL teaches history and coaches cross-country and track at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, Ga. He was a 2000 cross-country coach of the year. He and his wife, Stephanie, have a daughter, Betsy, born in April.
TODD and HEATHER RAY live in Oneonta. He is minister of music at First Baptist Church, and she is an English as a second language teacher.
ROBERT RUSH and BROOK DAWN GIBBONS '95 live in Birmingham with their two children, William Rush, five, and Hanna Brook, two.
ASHLEY SELLERS and TODD SMITH '98 married in 2000 and live in the Atlanta area. He is a media relations manager in BellSouth's corporate public relations group. She earned a master's in hospital administration from the University of South Carolina and is a quality analyst for Piedmont Hospital.
JASON and SUSAN CARLBERG STERLING '00 live in Oviedo, Fla. They attend Reformed Theological Seminary.
MERLE, Jr., and CHRISTA PRATER WADE live in Tampa, Fla. He graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in May and is in residence at the University of South Florida Medical Center, specializing in urology.
LISA HOWARD WILLIAMS and her husband, Ashley, live in Washington state. She graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in May and is in residency at Harbourview Medical Center, Seattle, specializing in internal medicine.

McCaskill Using Fulbright for Study, Work in Germany

Mary Grace McCaskill '98 has received a Fulbright Scholarship that is enabling her to study and work as a journalist in Germany for a year. She is one of four beginning professional journalists from the U.S. to be designated Fulbright Young Journalists.

"The award is fairly new," she said. "Because I was a German major and journalism minor, and because of my work at Southern Living magazine for the past two years, I fit in this category," she reported.


McCaskill is taking courses in Communication Sciences at the University of Erfurt in Thuringen and writing a weekly column in German for the city newspaper about her impressions as an American in Germany.

"I am also working on a project titled 'Who Are They Now- Profiles of the Youth of 1989,' which I hope to publish in an English-speaking market," she said.

McCaskill will move to Berlin during the spring for a stint as guest journalist/intern at Der Spiegel, one of Germany's most-read newsmagazines. She has been in Germany since August.


ROBERT and GELAINA DAVIS ALLEN '97 live in Jackson, Miss., where he is president of Oil and Gas Accounting Services, Inc. They have a son, Myres, one.
ANGIE BILLINGS married Joshua Lindsay in April. They live in Chicago, Ill. She is a project assistant at Big Idea Productions.
BEN BOATWRIGHT and his wife, Holly, live in Cumming, Ga. He is a training delivery specialist for Compaq Computers, concentrating on commercial desktops.
MANDY KELLEY CLARK and her husband, Blane, live in Griffin, Ga. She works in accounting for a pharmacy.
REBECCA CLARDY EDWARDS and her husband, Wade, live in Gardendale. She received a master's in nursing from Vanderbilt University in August and is a family nurse practitioner in Cullman.
GAYLE WILLIAMS GLENN Ed.S. is principal of Snow Rogers Elementary School, Gardendale, organist at First Baptist Church, Trussville, and active in civic organizations. She and her husband, Gerald, have three adult children and two grandchildren.
TIMOTHY GREGSON is executive vice president of FMS Purchasing & Services, Clearwater, Fla., and a commissioner in Redington Beach, Fla. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have a daughter, Emily, two.
CHRISTINA RENTZ HILL married Michael Naro in March. They live in Birmingham, where she is a senior GIS analyst/ programmer for USInfrastructure, Inc., a civil engineering consulting firm. He works at Samford while enrolled in the interior design program.
KELLY McCLENDON JORDAN and her husband, Jacob, live in Cragford. She is a second grade teacher at Mellow Valley School in Clay County and junior cheerleader sponsor.
AINSLEY HARRIETT KAUFFMAN performed in Carnegie Hall in April with the Vero Beach (Fla.) Choral Society.
LEANN LINTON married Hudson Hanks in August. She is a third-year student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a double master's in family counseling and Christian education.
STACY PATTERSON married Edgar Bueno in September. She is a registered nurse. They live in Arlington, Va.
ANGIE SLEDGE married Craig Glennie in September. They live in Birmingham. She is a digital image analyst with Aerotec, LLC, at Bessemer Airport.
ANNE MARIE KINMAN TRAMMELL and her husband, Jim, live in Iowa City, Iowa. She is a social worker at West Liberty Retirement Community.


SHANNON BAUMGARTNER is a student at Samford's Cumberland School of Law.
CORRIE BROOKS CARR and her husband, James, live in Charlotte, N.C. She is a cost accountant with Sonoco Carton.
BLAKE McCLURE CHISM is a student at George W Truett . Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas, pursuing a master's with a missions emphasis.
CATHERINE CLEMENTS M.S.N. earned a master's at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was selected by the nursing faculty as the most outstanding pediatric nurse practitioner student. She also completed additional training as a member of a Trans-Team project.
LAUREN COLE and JOHN FORTNEY married in 2000. They live in Macon, Ga., where he is a student at Mercer University School of Medicine. She is assistant to the vice president of Care More, a long-term healthcare management company.
ROBERT and HEATHER DEAN live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
HEATHER DEETER is an entertainer at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla.
BETSY DUNNING is music associate at Halton Road Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, and is enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
CHAD KELLEY is a futures program associate with Franklin Templeton Investments, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He works on the international equity trading desk.
JENNIFER MITCHELL KLINE is pursuing a master of divinity degree at Beeson School of Divinity. Her focus is on foreign missions.
RANDY JAMES LANE Ed.S. of Tuscaloosa is a consultant for school districts in Alabama and the Southeast, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in education leadership/ administration.
ALEXIS EADY LIGHTSEY and her husband, Trey, live in Birmingham. She earned a master's in public health and is a service coordinator for the early intervention program at Children's Hospital.
BROOKE SUZANNE PORTER is a sales contract coordinator for Command Alkon, Inc., software company, Birmingham.
BRAD RADICE is a sports anchor and producer with CBS affiliate WIAT in Birmingham.
CHANDA LEIGH RICHEY married Nicolo Mangiaracina in March. They live in Catania, Italy, where she teaches English and studies voice.
KATY ROBINSON of Savannah, Ga., was recently a US-2 missionary at a shelter for homeless families in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
BETSY SCHMITT Ed.S. is principal at Hewitt Elementary School, Trussville. She received Samford's 2000 Golden Apple administrator of the year award, given to an outstanding Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies graduate who works in educational administration.
SCOTT STAKE is a legislative policy analyst with the Florida Legislature, Tallahassee, Fla.
JEFF WINDHAM was named to the Law Review staff at the University of Alabama School of Law.


AARON K. BISHOP is development specialist with the American Heart Association, Nashville, Tenn.
KELLY ELIZABETH CHILDERS earned a master's in special education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and teaches English in China with the English Language and Culture Institute.
AMY M. DANIELS teaches second grade at St. Stephens Episcopal School, Colorado Springs, Colo.
DANIEL JONES is in law school at the University of Alabama following a summer touring Europe.
JENNIFER JONES married Todd Rivers in August. They live in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is pursuing a master's in accountancy at Wake Forest University.
EMILY LEWELLEN and MICHAEL ANDREW TREADWELL'0l married in July. They live in Birmingham, where she works in marketing at SouthTrust Bank and he teaches Spanish at Highlands School.
JEFF ANDREW LEWIS and his wife, Leslie, live in Brandon, Fla., where he is a GIS analyst for Dynamic Drafting and Design.
MEREDITH NEALY married John Starling in August. They live in Memphis, Tenn., where she works with Cannon & Company, a CPA firm.
LUKE ROBINSON and ALLYSON CROWE '0l married in August. They live in Birmingham, where he is a credit analyst at Colonial Bank and she is a registered nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital.
BRIDGET CONWAY ROSE M.T S. is curator of the chapel at Samford's Beeson Divinity School. She and her husband, Mark, have two children, David and Dana.
BRANDY DELINAH THARP SACHAU and her husband, Daniel, live in Belleville, Ill. She is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a staff nurse at Scott Air Force Base.
JENNIE SMALLWOOD earned a master of accountancy degree at the University of Virginia and passed the CPA exam. She works for Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C.
MEREDITH SPANN is a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.
MICHAEL WAYNE SMITH is pursuing a master's in organ at Yale University School of Music, where he also teaches undergraduate organ. He sings with the Yale Camerata, is divinity school chapel organist and is organ scholar at Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, Conn.
CANDACE WILLIAMS works with teenagers at International Community Church in Surrey, England.


CHRISTY FRIDAY and RICHARD PEARCE married in June. They live in Birmingham, where he attends Cumberland School of Law and she is in medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
JASON POWELL JEFFREYS is a student at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville.
SARAH McINTYRE sings with the Nashville Opera while pursuing a master's in music at Belmont University.

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Winter 2001
Vol. 18, No. 4

Carnegie Names Chew

'Quantum Leap' in Science

Alumni of the Year

Remembering Ruhama

Gray Takes Charge

About Samford People

Campus News

Estate Planning


Class Notes


In Memoriam



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