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Founder’s Day Convocation
The Academy’s founders and traditions were celebrated during
the Founder’s Day Convocation held in Gresham Chapel.
“You should always
President Stuart Gulley presented experiences and the role Woodward continue to strive for
the Alumni Service Award to played in shaping his life. When he
William B. (Billy) Alford, Class of ’63. started at MIT, he expected to major
He joined the U.S. Army in 1965, in computer science. Because of his continue to build your
volunteered for Special Forces and Woodward education, the transition
was awarded the Special Forces was very smooth during freshman
Qualification Certificate and Green year. During sophomore year, he how War Eagles do it.”
Beret in 1967. A year later, he trans- realized that computer science was
ferred to the 101st Airborne Division not the right field for him. After — Kwatsi Alibaruho ’90
to serve with a parachute infantry some soul-searching, he changed
regiment in Vietnam. Mr. Alford his major to focus on aero-
was honored with military awards nautics and astronautics
including the Purple Heart with Oak and became one of two
Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star for Valor students in his class chosen
with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air for a cooperative education
Medal. A graduate of West Georgia program with NASA.
College with a B.A. in anthropology,
he worked for the Georgia Bureau Later, he was offered the
of Investigation in communications opportunity for a career with
and public relations for 16 years. He NASA. Although he had
returned to his college alma mater planned to enter into a mas-
to work for several years before ter’s program at Georgia
retiring in 2007. Tech, another bout of soul-
searching left him with the
In presenting the Alumni Service realization that he should
Award, President Gulley recognized take the opportunity. Six
Mr. Alford for his steadfast and years later, he was selected
dedicated service to Woodward as the youngest manager
over the years, particularly for his of the Life Support Systems
role in shaping Memorial Day and group, responsible for directing
Veterans Day events at the school. the Life Support flight control Mr. Alibaruho told seniors that they
team while the International Space will find their Woodward education
President Gulley presented Kwatsi Station (ISS) was in development. has prepared them very well not
Alibaruho ’90 with the 2010 In 2005, he was named ISS Flight only for college but for life. “Some
Distinguished Alumni Award. Director and, since 2008, he has of the most difficult choices will not
The first African-American Flight served as a Space Shuttle Flight be made in times of hardship but
Director for NASA, Mr. Alibaruho Director. He has been awarded the in times of prosperity and success.
is among the youngest people NASA Outstanding Leadership When you stand in front of a row
ever to hold that position. He Medal and the NASA Exceptional of many open doors, that is when
earned a B.S. degree in avionics Achievement Medal, in 2009 and the decisions become harder.”
from the Massachusetts Institute 2010, respectively. He will be the
of Technology and is currently lead Flight Director for the last “The first thing you have to do
enrolled in the M.B.A. program shuttle flight, scheduled to take is be very honest with yourself
at Rice University with plans to place next June. Mr. Alibaruho’s about who and what you are,” he
graduate in May 2011. wife, Macresia, also works for told students. “You should always
NASA. The couple has one child, continue to strive for excellence,
As keynote speaker for the convoca- 4-year-old Mitchell, who goes to a always continue to build your
tion, Mr. Alibaruho addressed the school in Texas that his father says capabilities… That’s how War
senior class and visitors, sharing his is similar to Woodward. Eagles do it,” he said.
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Kwatsi Alibaruho ’90 and William (Billy) Alford ’63.
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Above left: Carole Thomas ’71 and Stan Thomas ’72
Above right: Denesha and Bart Brezina ’90 and family
Above: Cheerleaders Kathryn
All-Campus Woodruff and Rachel Sharitz.
Left: First Grader Emeri Tompkins.
Alumni, students, parents, faculty,
staff and friends gathered on the
Parade Field for the annual Tailgate
Party before Friday night’s football
game, a resounding defeat of Arabia
Mountain (28-0). Just before the
game, the State Championship War
Eagle football teams from 1970 and
1980 were recognized on the field.
Bill Evans ’59 and Bob Evans ’56, James Robinson ’60 and Charmain Robinson
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Below left: Members of the 1970 State Championship football team flank
Coach Petty Ezell and Coach Johnny Stallings (center), at the Homecoming
game. At right, members of the 1980 State Championship football team
with 1980 cheerleaders, with visitors stands in the background.
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War Eagles 28
Arabia Mountain 0
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On Saturday evening, Class
Reunions were held on campus.
Alumni from the Classes of 1960
and 1965 gathered in the Ann
and Ben Johnson III ’61 Alumni
Center while the Classes of 1970,
1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005
gathered in the Tyler H. Brown
Student Center, part of the new
athletic and fitness center complex.
The Classes of 1975 and 1980 held
their reunions off campus.
’60 Members of the Class of 1960: Ben Kennedy, Charles Almand, Tom Antle,
Mack Dougherty, Robert Briggs and Douglas Palmer.
Members of the Class of 1970: Tally Wisenbaker, Arch Walker McGarity,
Tony Morris, Eric Raaen, Carl Williams, Mike Dixon, Charlie Kahl and
Michael ’65 and Nancy Moynahan Carson.
’80 Phil Henriott, Diane DeVore Jones, Barbara
Corley-Morris and Richard Aldridge.
’75 Members of the Class of 1975
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’90 Members of the Class of 1990
Andrew Griffith, Jessica Morrow,
Lee Hart and Erin Greenway
’95 Members of the Class of 1995 ’00
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Members of the Class of 2005: Lisa Miller, Mary Beth
’05 Lineberry, Vikram Madan, James Porter, Ian Nicholson,
Addison Hosley, Brittany Thompson, Tramell Zackery,
Ryn Pollard and Kiley Hodgson.
’85 Members of the Class of 1985
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ClassNotes George W. Ponder
retired from Cooper Industries as
’52 James A.
Haynes is still hosting
open house Sunday
dinners every week in his home
’62 John R.
Green is living large
in the mountains of
Western North Carolina with his
Environmental Compliance Auditor
for the U.S. and Canada manufactur-
ing facilities. He and his wife, Jean,
specialize in landscape and wildlife
in Paris, France. All alumni are wife, Ann. Both are avid moun- photography, taking photos for
invited. He is currently busy writ- tain bikers and have ridden and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s
ing the second volume of his raced throughout the U.S. and Refuges in North Alabama. They
autobiography. Canada. Recent race results include have four grandchildren and two
fourth place finishes at the U.S. sons, one son in Birmingham with
National Championships in 2008 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
’61 Kent W.
Ewing reports that
the 50th reunion for the
Class of 1961 will be held on May
and 2007 and fifth at the World
Masters Championships in 2006.
His mother, who accompanied him
to his 40th GMA reunion, is doing
and one son in continuing education
in Huntsville, Ala. They divide their
time between homes at the 500-mile
shoreline lake known as Smith Lake
27-28, 2011, exactly 50 years to the great at 102 and is looking forward and in the city of Cullman, which
date from the 1961 graduation. In to seeing all who make it to the 50th is the historical residence of the
the planning and build up to this reunion. Her memories of the GMA Ponder family.
momentous event, 70 members days are still very clear.
of the class are in email contact. If
you are from the Class of 1961 and
have not been contacted by email
or by the Alumni Office, please
send Kent an email at kentewing@
George W. Podowski
decided to go back to school after
retirement. He is working on his
master’s degree in media com-
’64 John K.
Smith retired from
teaching at Georgia
State University in May 2010 and is
verizon.net so you can be added to munication and will be graduat- working as a consultant in the hos-
the list. ing in 2011. He still lives in the pitality and construction industries.
Chicagoland area and has three Recently, the Cecil B. Day School of
grandchildren, Caden, Alyssa and Hospitality Administration, a part
Miles, and one more on the way. of the J. Mack Robinson College
He plans to return to campus in of Business at Georgia State,
2012 to celebrate his 50th reunion. announced the creation of the John
Smith Scholarship in Tradeshow
and Exhibition Management.
The scholarship will be awarded
The GMA symbol connotes alumni of Georgia Military Academy. The school became Woodward Academy in 1968.
24th Annual Young Alumni Coverage of Woodward’s annual
Turkey Bowl Holiday Celebration Veterans Day ceremony, featuring
keynote speaker Col. Jack Jacobs, will
The Alumni Flag Young alumni from the be included in the winter issue of the
Football game will Classes of 2005-2010 Woodward magazine. Photos from this
be held on Thanksgiving Day at will gather on Friday, December 17, meaningful event may be found online
9 am at Colquitt Stadium. at 6 pm at Buckhead Bottle. at www.woodward.edu/360.
For more information about events, you may call 404.765.4035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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annually to students who are
engaged in academic programs at
Georgia State leading to careers
in the meetings, convention and
’66 Gary L.
Roberts has been
married to his loving
wife, Diane, for 35 years. They
tradeshow sectors of the hospi- have three sons, all of whom
tality industry who also excel in graduated from the University of
student industry organizations and Georgia and are now employed in
academics. Mr. Smith was involved Atlanta. He and his wife left Atlanta
in the creation of the Georgia State six years ago to move to Lake
University Hospitality Learning Toxaway Estates in the mountains
Center on the campus of the of North Carolina. He owns and
Georgia World Congress Center, operates a construction company
where he retired as general man- but spends the majority of his time
ager in 2004. trying to play golf. u
’65 Robert E.
wrote a health, exer-
cise and nutrition book that is
’67 Luther S.
Gartrell has been
married for four years.
He enjoys fishing with classmate
being enthusiastically received by Lupton Pittman in Kona every
educators, coaches and athletes year. Luther is still a hometown
everywhere. He was disappointed country lawyer in Ashville, Ala. u
he could not attend the Class of
1965 reunion this year and hopes
to attend the 50th.
’69 Raymond R.
recently appointed an
Associate Judge on the Arkansas
Harry R. Housen recently spent six
weeks in Afghanistan developing
a master plan for a military base in
Sharana. The plan will accommo-
Court of Appeals. He graduated date an increase in population from
from the University of Virginia in 6,000 to 14,000 over the next three
1973 and from the University of years. Harry spent three weeks in
Arkansas Law School in 1976. He Kabul and three weeks at Sharana.
and his wife, Mockie, have two His two years at GMA helped him
daughters, Anne, who is a Ph.D. communicate with his military
candidate at Yale University in peers and adjust to the living condi-
astrophysics, and Emily, a graduate
of the University of Virginia.
tions while on the base. On his trip
back, he traveled to Hong Kong
and spent five days visiting with
classmate Tom Jones, who is there
’70 p Edward N. Caylor
has been flying 737s for
a small airline based
in southern Japan for the past two
working on the resolution of the and a half years. He had hoped to
Lehman Brothers liquidation. q set the record for longest distance
ever traveled to attend a Woodward
reunion, but unfortunately could not
attend his 40th reunion this year. His
contract in Japan ends soon, and he
plans to return to New Hampshire
to help his wife, Janet, run her
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’72 Gary A. Elrod retired
from the National
Guard in 2009 and
Alumni Association ’71 Glenn Carroll is the
coordinator for Nuclear
Watch South, which
opposes the proposed reactors
now works as a civilian for the
Department of the Army at
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Board of Directors in Georgia. Nuclear Watch South
• Simon Arpiarian ’94, President
• Anthony Webb ’99,
was started as Georgians Against
Nuclear Energy in 1977 in opposi-
tion to Georgia Power plans to
build nuclear reactors Vogtle and
’74 Clarence Davis has
been named in the
2010-2011 edition of
“Best Lawyers.” “South Carolina
Vice President Hatch. Nuclear Watch South is Super Lawyers” also has included
• Mary Moore ’87, Treasurer currently engaged in campaigns him in its listing, and he has been
• Robert Ashe ’93, Secretary including opposing new nuclear named as a “Corporate Counsel
• Sachin Shailendra ’96, reactors at Southern Company’s Super Lawyer.”
Past President Vogtle site. This photo was taken
at the Nuclear Watch South office
by John Bazemore ’82, for the Lee E. Crowe contin-
• Jean Verdel Alexander ’76 Associated Press wire service. q ues to teach animation
• Todd Ellenberger ’93 at the Art Institute of
• Blake Ivey ’87 Atlanta. Her Team Production class
• Daphne Bryson Jackson ’81 just finished a short film, “Lost and
• Valaurie Bridges Lee ’90 Found,” about an assortment of
• Carlos Moreno ’82 characters suspicious of the con-
• Jack Rhodes ’92 tents of a mysterious box. The film
will be featured in international film
festivals. Lee also has created two
online “hubs,” one featuring her
drawings and the other focusing on
her life in the animation business.
Lynn Clemmons Nilson lives in Catherine Duckworth Dial lives
Tallahassee, Fla., with her husband with her husband and children on
Reconnect with classmates on of 30 years, an attorney who works Lake Lanier in Gainesville, enjoying
Woodward’s Net Community. for the state government. Lynn the lake life. She is an elementary
Get there by visiting keeps busy teaching piano lessons school gifted teacher in the Hall
www.woodward.edu/alumni. out of their home. Their two sons, County School District and was
Jonathan, 26, and William, 22, live named Mount Vernon Elementary’s
in Tallahassee. Jonathan graduated Teacher of the Year as well as
from Florida State University (FSU) the 2010 Georgia Gifted Program
and plans to go to medical school. Teacher of the Year. She recently
To submit your Class Notes, William is in his senior year at FSU completed her specialist degree
visit www.woodward.edu/alumni and plans to go to law school. in curriculum and instruction at
and click on Updating Information. Piedmont College. This is her 30th
year of teaching.
You may also send updates to:
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College Park, GA 30337
Claire Hegarty, Director of Alumni
email@example.com Relations, with Courtney Lundeen,
Assistant Director of Alumni
Relations, at the Homecoming
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James K. Smith turned 50 and
celebrated his 25th year as a physi-
cian. He is a partner at Northwest
Rheumatology Associates in
’88 Monica Lozoff
Randklev is the new
property manager at
Gallery Residences in Buckhead.
Christopher A. Morley is liv-
ing in Decatur, attending graduate
school at Emory University. He is
researching mental health interven-
Portland, Ore. His wife, Leyla, is a She lives in Sandy Springs with her tions in humanitarian emergencies
pediatrician. The couple has one two children, Tabitha and Max, and in conflict regions. He just returned
child, Chloe, 13. Dr. Smith enjoys their cat, Betsy. Tabitha is in second from several weeks in the Middle
playing USTA league tennis. His grade at the Woodward Primary East doing documentarian work
daughter became Oregon state School. Max is in preschool. with the ArtReach Foundation.
chess champion, so he took up He is also director of the Armed
chess tournaments as well. He also Conflict & Public Health Conference
enjoys keeping up with advances
in immunology and genomics at
the annual American College of
’90 Andrea Mechelle
is living her lifelong
dream, graduating from medical
to be held at Emory University in
March 2011. He is supported by his
wife, Cami, and his two amazing
daughters, Abigail, 6, and Sara, 2.
school. She earned an engineering
degree from Georgia Tech, fol-
’79 Steven T.
Klimaszewski lives in
Bedford Corners, N.Y.
He is married to Linda Filomio from
lowed by a J.D. from the Georgia
State Law School. After practicing
law for five years in Atlanta, she
pursued her dream of becoming
’93 Julianne Spratlin
Kepley has spent
three years as a solo-
ist with the San Francisco Ballet.
Mamaroneck, N.Y. They have three a doctor. Andrea will be complet- She recently took a new posi-
children, Jessica, Patrick and Matt. ing her residency in psychiatry at tion as a principal artist with the
Jessica lives and works in Hawaii. Morehouse School of Medicine. Milwaukee Ballet for the 2010-2011
Patrick is a junior at Skidmore season. She is looking forward to
College in Saratoga Springs, dancing for director Michael Pink,
N.Y., and Matt is a junior at Fox
Lane High School in Bedford, N.Y.
Steven owns a financial planning
firm in Elmsford, N.Y. On October
’91 Clifford I. Johnson
is the Executive Sous
Chef at the New
Orleans Convention Center, hav-
whose “Dracula,” “The Hunchback
of Notre Dame” and “Romeo
& Juliet,” she danced with the
Atlanta Ballet. She will be com-
31, he ran his fifth marathon, ing graduated from Johnson & muting back and forth during the
the Marine Corps Marathon in Wales University. He began his season to San Francisco, where
Washington, D.C. culinary career at the 755 Club at she has a home with husband,
Turner Field in Atlanta. He opened Scott, and their bulldog, Sanford.
Todd Sentell spoke at the the West Palm Convention Center
annual conference of the Georgia before moving to New Orleans.
Independent School Association in
November on how to be an effec-
tive rookie teacher. He teaches
Georgia history at a school in
’99 Sheara Fernando
recently received a
Ph.D. in school psy-
chology from the University of
Alpharetta for students with a wide Metarie, South Carolina. She is now living
range of learning disabilities. He is La., with and working in Atlanta.
also the author of the southern-fried their six-
novel, “Toonamint of Champions,” year-old Titilayo A. Tinubu has been
a candidate for the 2008 Thurber son, Trey. awarded a full scholarship to
Award for American Humor. attend the University of California-
Berkeley School of Law.
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ClassNotes school in the fall. Robin graduated
with honors with a B.A. in Spanish
’01 Jessica Slade
Whatley started her
own law practice in
downtown Griffin. She gradu-
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science
Honors fraternity. Colin is now
attending Cumberland School of
Law at Samford University.
and communications. She will join
the corps for Teach for America
in Atlanta for the two-year ten-
ure. Robin and Khaled had been
ated from Auburn University in together since first grade (Vintage
2001 and Samford University’s Kiley E. Hodgson joined the Eagles) at Woodward until they
Cumberland School of Law in 2009. team at Harry Norman, Realtors graduated from Michigan. q
She was admitted to the State Bar as a Realtor in March 2010. She is
of Georgia in November 2009. based out of the Buckhead office.
Julius Pryor is a graduate student
’03 Chandler Alford
was accepted into the
Graduate School of
Mechanical Engineering at Georgia
at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts,
working on his Master of Fine Arts.
He is hard at work on his first stu-
dent film project. Julius, pictured
Tech this year and has received with his brother Christopher ’08,
the STEM (Science, Technology, graduated from Morehouse College
Engineering and Mathematics) in 2009. q
Scholarship given by the U.S.
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Alison S. Ferst graduated in May
Corps (ROTC). He was awarded 2010 from the New York University
the scholarship after completion Stern School of Business with a
of a four-week Leader’s Training Bachelor of Science, cum laude,
Course at Fort Knox, Ky., in in marketing, with a concentra-
July. He also will participate in a tion in entertainment, media and
research assistantship for the Army technology, and minors in psychol-
Reprogramming Analysis Team at ogy and communications. While at
Georgia Tech. NYU Stern, she was a University
Honors Scholar, was awarded the
NYU Stern Dean’s Honor Key and
’05 Colin Hill graduated
magna cum laude from
with a bachelor’s degree in politi-
’06 Meghan E. Eastman
cum laude from the
University of Pennsylvania as an
made Dean’s List seven times. Alie
is now working as an International
Account Coordinator with SPANX,
Inc., in Atlanta.
cal science in December 2009. honors student with a Bachelor of
While at Auburn, Colin was on the Arts in economics. She is working James R.
Dean’s List and was inducted into in Washington, D.C., as an analyst Long gradu-
the National Society of Collegiate for Analysis Group, which is an ated from
Scholars and was also a mem- economic, financial and strategy the United
ber of numerous honor societies consulting firm. States Naval
including Phi Eta Sigma Honor Academy with
Society, Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Khaled O. El-Sawi and Robin a Bachelor of
Society, Golden Key International Beck graduated from the Science. He
Society and Phi Sigma Pi National University of Michigan on May is currently
Honor Society. He was a member 1, 2010. Khaled received a B.S. in serving in the
of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and political science and will enter law Navy in Coronado, Calif.
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’07 James Martin gradu-
ated from Bard College
in May. He completed
Bard College in three years by
and has quickly adapted to the
Southern California lifestyle. Earlier
this year, he completed the L.A.
Marathon and made his first sky-
on three life-changing safari and
camping trips along the Zambezi
River and to national parks in
Botswana and Zimbabwe.
taking 20 credits a semester. He is dive and bungee jump. Christopher
planning on going to law school. was on the Varsity cross country Ayanna F. Groves was selected
and soccer teams at Woodward 2010 All-American Tennis Player.
Blaine R. McAllister is a senior and says those experiences helped Ayanna also was nominated for
outside hitter on The Citadel’s him succeed at USC. When he is NJCAA Rookie of the Year and was
volleyball team. She was named not in the USC library, he can be honored as MVP of the Oxford
among 23 recipients of the Coleman found at Venice Beach, where he College of Emory University
Lew Leadership Award by the surfs and runs in preparation for Women’s Tennis Team for the 2009-
Southern Conference and Coleman his next marathon. 2010 season. She will serve on
Lew & Associates, Inc., a national the 2010-2011 Executive Board of
executive search firm. The award Sonia Sardana and Shivani the Black Student Alliance, Oxford
recognizes student-athletes from Sardana ’09 performed on College of Emory University.
each of the Southern Conference’s “America’s Got Talent” on NBC
12 member institutions. Coaches in August.
and faculty athletic representatives
and senior women administrators
nominate prospective candidates
based on leadership, academic
Maria Snider is attending Miami
University and working towards
her Bachelor’s of Science in family
’10 Nicki E. Alexander
made the University
of Georgia Equestrian
team. The Georgia Equestrian staff
excellence and athletic achievement studies with a minor in criminol- held open tryouts in August to fill
in both the college environment ogy. She has made Dean’s List for the limited number of spaces avail-
and the community. the past year. She completed a able on the 2010-11 Bulldog roster.
summer internship in Memphis, In all, Georgia added seven new-
Tenn., working at Youth Villages. comers to the 68-person squad.
’08 Hali A. Hill is in
her junior year at
where she has been on the Dean’s
She worked with adolescent males
with behavioral and emotional
problems who live in a residential
Stephanie S. Morgan is double
majoring in business honors and
Plan II honors at the University
List for four semesters. She is a of Texas at Austin. She also has
member of many honor societies been selected for the position of
including: Athenian Honor Society, financial committee co-chair for the
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Honors Business Association at UT.
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the
National Society of Collegiate Coleman T. Pusateri is enjoy-
Scholars and Alpha Lamda Delta ing his first semester at Georgia
Honor Society, for which she Southern. He is pledging Sigma
serves as secretary. She is a mem- Chi and taking on the responsibili-
ber of Kappa Delta Sorority and ties of his newly elected position as
serves as vice-president for public the treasurer of the pledge class.
relations. She is very active in vari-
ous service organizations including ClassNotes continues on next page
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
and Glamour Gals, an organization
that visits nursing homes to give
women makeovers to help end
’09 Jason A. Dunn is
currently attending the
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent
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Christopher J. Pryor is starting for eight weeks in the community (email@example.com or
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Southern California. Christopher is Impact. He was very fortunate to mailing address, and let us
an English major with an empha- connect with a family friend who is know if you would like to con-
sis in creative writing. Christopher one of the top 10 safari guides in tinue to receive this publication.
is enjoying being a USC Trojan Africa. He took Jason and a friend
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Mary S. Moore ’87, founder and group of 31 chefs
CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, representing Les
joined chefs from around the Dames d’Escoffier
country on the South Lawn International, an
of the White House this sum- association of
mer to launch the “Chefs Move women leaders
to Schools” program of First in the culinary
Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s professions. She Mar y Moore
’87 (fa r left)
w ith fellow
Move!” campaign, which aims to had already been chefs at the
W hite Hous
end childhood obesity within a active in local schools, teaching
generation. culinary workshops for cafeteria She is very happy to influence
Chefs Move to Schools encour- workers from the City Schools of the way people cook for their
ages chefs to adopt a local Decatur, helping them to improve families. “I know that we’re mak-
school to help solve the child- their cooking techniques and ing people happy in their own
hood obesity epidemic. Ms. suggesting ways to make food kitchens, and that is awesome.”
Moore was invited to travel to the preparation healthier. Now, she hopes to influence the
capital with a After a childhood spent eating way children are nourished in
fresh food and cooking with her their schools by continuing and
relatives on a Douglas County building on her work with the
farm, Ms. Moore graduated from Decatur schools.
Woodward and then majored Ms. Moore was recently
in business at Georgia State selected to serve on the Small
University. She apprenticed under Business Council of the U.S.
local chefs, working for restau- Chamber of Commerce. She
rants and for Harry’s Farmers serves as chair of the Advisory
Market before combining her Board of the Atlanta Community
love of food with her busi- Food Bank; as first vice president
ness background and opening of the international board of Les
The Cook’s Warehouse, which Dames d’Escoffier; as a member
offers gourmet cookware, of The Carter Center Board of
professional-grade appliances Councilors; and as treasurer of
and cooking classes. The busi- the Woodward Academy Alumni
ness now has three Atlanta Board. She also belongs to numer-
locations. ous other gourmet associations.
The winning foursome at the 18th
Annual Woodward Academy Challenge
golf tournament, held September 28
at Piedmont Driving Club, includes
Charles Doty, Dusty Milner ’71, Whitner
Milner ’04 and Tommy Williams.
28 W O O D WA R D A C A D E M Y
Dr. Anthony Malizia Honored with
graduates one of such distinction
Distinguished Alumni Award and stature as Dr. Malizia.”
Speaking to an assembly
of Upper School students, Dr.
He was an instructor at Malizia said Woodward was very
the Mayo Medical School in different when he was a student.
1984 and served on the clini- Most students were boarders, and
cal faculty of Emory University there were only about 30 girls
Medical School from 1985 to on campus (two of whom were
1993, where he was named his sisters). “However, the core
Teacher of the Year for four values that define the philosophy
consecutive years. In 2004, of Woodard have not changed—
he opened the Malizia Clinic, honesty, integrity, perseverance
Inc., as President and Clinic and humility. Those same values
Director. He has been pub- and beliefs tie students of the
lished in more than 30 medi- past and present together.”
cal publications and has Describing medicine as his one
numerous patents. Since consuming interest, he advised
1998, he has given generously students to follow their passions
Dr. Anthony A. Malizia Jr. of his time as a member of the and to work hard. “Success and
’71 received Woodward’s Woodward Academy Board of achievement require patience,
Distinguished Alumni Award in Governors. Malizia Amphitheatre, commitment, skill, time and, most
a ceremony on October 29, one in front of Richardson Hall, was of all, passion. The Woodward
of two alumni to receive the named in memory of his father, that we all know inspires us to
award for 2010. Anthony Malizia Sr. dream more, to learn more, to
A nationally known urologic In presenting the Distinguished do more and to become more. It
surgeon, Dr. Malizia has treated Alumni Award to Dr. Malizia, is the Woodward Way, and it has
patients from 34 states and six Woodward President Stuart made me the man I am today.”
countries. After graduating from Gulley described his accomplish- Dr. Malizia and his wife, Betsey,
Tulane University, he received ments in medicine. “This is a man met at Tulane University. He
his M.D. degree from the Medical who has literally saved the lives proposed to her on the Woodward
College of Georgia. He completed of hundreds of men around the campus. They have two daugh-
his general surgery internship and world,” President Gulley said. ters, Kathryn, who graduated from
urology residency at the Mayo “I’m very proud that Woodward Woodward in 2000 and Alexandra,
Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Academy can claim among its who graduated in 2002.
Members of the Class of 1998: Anita Hsu, Zeb Chandler, Stephen Holmes,
Chad Patterson and Jason Flake.
Valaurie Bridges Lee ‘90 and family
Class of 1998 Gathers
On October 16, the Class of 1998 gathered for a cocktail party at
Pumpkin Painting Party
the home of Leigh Shattles Cardwell ’98 and Lee Cardwell ’98. If Alumni and their families celebrated fall
you are interested in hosting a similar party for your class, please with a pumpkin painting party on campus
contact the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. on October 23, bringing children and
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DeMonti Jr. of
Charleston, S.C., on
May 10, 2008. The
wedding was held at
1988 John Wesley United
Methodist Church in
Randy Holmes and Lauren Charleston, followed
Elizabeth Rotchford of Roswell by the reception
were married on May 8, 2010, at the Charleston Pictured are, front row: Rebecca White ’99, Anthony DeMonti Jr.,
in Greensboro, Ga. Holly Holmes Yacht Club on the Shannon McKnight DeMonti ’97, Mary Elizabeth Rozema Sprague
Blackstock ’90 and Towner Ashley River. Family ’97 and Alison Disney; second row: Debbie Steele, Anne Barr Cruz
Blackstock ’90 were members ’97 and Andrew McKnight ’86; and back row: Ken Steele.
of the wedding party. Randy is the and co-workers in
son of Mary Holmes (retired Upper attendance included Shannon’s
School faculty) and Dick Holmes. pre-kindergarten teacher from the
Randy and Lauren live in Atlanta, Busey School, Debbie Steele, and Fred McConnel and Amber
where Randy works with Hughes her husband Ken, along with sev- Michael were married on May 22,
Telematics and Lauren is with eral Woodward alumni: Shannon’s 2010. Among the bridal party were
The Rubicon Group. q brother, Andrew McKnight Woodward alumni including Daly
’86, Anne Barr Cruz ’97, Mary Parker ’02, Rachael Rothman
Elizabeth Rozema Sprague ’02, Laura Thwaite ’02, Kari
’97 and Rebecca White ’99. Velazco ’02, Meghan Whaley
Shannon’s husband is a firefighter, ’05, Brooke Young ’02, Myers
and she is now back in school at Boicourt ’02, Will Burnette
the University of West Georgia, ’03, Zach Mann ’02, Drew
obtaining her master’s degree in Northcutt ’02, Vineet Reddy
special education. The couple lives ’02, Marcus Sanders ’02, Trent
in Fayette County. Tyre ’02, Jordan Waters ’02,
David Wilkinson ’02 and Teddy
Wooller ’02. Fred and Amber
1999 reside in Atlanta. q
Evan S. Borenstein experienced
some momentous events in recent
years. In 2009, he earned a Ph.D.
in mathematics from Georgia Tech
and moved to New York City for
the second time. He now works as
a quantitative researcher on Wall
Street. In August 2010, he mar-
ried Lindsay Cropley of Atlanta.
1994 Evan’s wedding party consisted
Kathryn Pierce Folk married entirely of Woodward alumni: his
Lance Folk, of Augusta, on August brother, Adam ’96, and two of his
14. Lance is a fellow Georgia Tech best friends, Tim Kennedy ’99
industrial engineer. The wedding and Seth Chandler ’99. Elliott
party included Kathryn’s friend since Savage ’98 served as an usher,
eighth grade, Joe Hughes ’94. and many other Woodward friends
were in attendance.
30 W O O D WA R D A C A D E M Y
Lassiter Jennifer Crawford Cowart and
Bennett and her husband, Corey, have a baby
Christopher girl. Emerson Gail Cowart was
Bennett are born on April 27, 2010. Jennifer
1982 proud to was recently hired as the new
introduce Lower School Band Director at
Kenneth E. Walker and his wife, their daugh- Woodward Academy.
Wendy, welcomed their first child, ter, Cailynn
Sophia Elizabeth, on July 29, 2010. Masters
1989 on November 2, 2008. Cherise
Jenny Schneider Shoemaker Michael J. Canup welcomed Edwards
and her husband, Brad, welcomed daughter Collins Marie Canup welcomed her
their daughter, Vivian Selma, on May 3, 2010. She weighed 8 son, Aidan
on June 10, 2010. Baby Vivian pounds, 5 ounces. Thomas, on
weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and January 25,
was 20 inches long. Jennifer Schwartz Henderson 2010. The
has a new addition to her family. family moved from Charlotte to the
1991 Andrew Michael Henderson was small town of Mint Hill, N.C.
born in Atlanta on August 11, 2010,
Steven I. Eisenstein and his wife, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces. He
Lynne, welcomed their third child, joined big brother, Ryan, 3. Damian O.
Marin Eisenstein, in April 2010. Pryor and his
Their two-year-old twins, Seth and Kristen Maxwell Smith and wife, Whitnei,
Elly, love having a little sister. In late husband, John, welcomed their welcomed
August 2010, Steven became a busi- first baby, Jake Maxwell Smith, on the birth of
ness owner of a tent rental company July 3, 2010. The family is moving their first
called Classic Tents & Events. from Atlanta to Harrisburg, Penn., child, Austen
this year for a job relocation with Damian Pryor,
1992 Daily Express. on July 15,
2010. Damian is an auditor with the
Emily Thwaite Farmer and her General Services Administration’s
husband, Robert, announce with joy 1996 Office of Inspector General. The
the birth of their first child, Emily Karen Crosta Cross and Elliott family lives in College Park.
Carole Clymer Farmer, on February Cross welcomed the arrival of a
27, 2010. The family lives in Atlanta. baby girl, Shelby Jane Cross, on
April 23, 2010. q
Robert L. her husband,
Ashe and his Tom Taylor,
wife, Blake, welcomed
had their first a new addi-
son, Robert tion to their
Lawrence family. Linus
Ashe IV, on Alexander
July 16, 2010. Taylor was born on May 14, 2010.
Jo Cranford Hodges and Kevin The family lives in New York City.
M. Hodges welcomed their first
child, James Cranford Hodges, on Grant Wood and his wife, Laura,
May 7, 2010. He weighed 8 pounds have welcomed their first little
and was 19.5 inches long. James girl. Charlotte Grace Wood was
is named after his grandfather and born August 3, 2010, at 5 pounds,
his two great-grandfathers. 5 ounces.
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James Harrison “Jimmy” One of Georgia’s earliest Eagle
Alumni Crawford died in 2007. Scouts, Doc was proud of the estab-
He and his brother, Peter lishment of Boy Scout Troop 631 at
William L. (Bill) Paris, 84, Crawford ’64, made NASCAR rac- Woodward Academy, where his grand-
of Concord, Ga., died on ing history on August 12, 1973. The sons, Jonathan Thomas Overman
July 17, 2010. Mr. Paris brothers, both pilots for Eastern ’00 and Donald Benjamin Overman
joined the Navy Flight Corps and was Airlines, worked together on a car in ’02, achieved their Eagle Scout
discharged after the end of World their parents’ College Park basement, awards. Survivors include his three
War II. He graduated from Auburn hired a driver named Dick Brooks and daughters, Natalie Jenkins Overman
University with a B.S. in business won the Talladega 500, according to and her husband L. Jack Overman of
in 1948. He joined his father at East an article from the Stock Car Gazette. Newnan; Genie Jenkins Wright and
Point Ford Company, later becom- her husband Francias Wright of San
ing president. Mr. Paris also worked Antonio, Texas; and Mary Ann Jenkins
in securities and insurance and was Al A. Franklin passed of Dallas, Texas; as well as four
joint owner of a Fiat dealership. He away in Sarasota, Fla., on grandchildren, Jonathan Overman
and his wife began Paris & Associates May 10, 2010. He was ’00, Ann Wright, Susan Wright and
Real Estate & Appraisals in 1980. He raised in East Point. Mr. Franklin Francias Wright III. Donald Benjamin
was a past president of the East Point graduated from the University of Overman ’02 passed away in 2004.
Rotary Club as well as past presi- Georgia and received his master’s “Doc” will always be remembered
dent of the Pike County Lion’s Club. degree from the University of South for his generosity to Woodward. He
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Florida. also was an advocate for the disabled,
Margie Anne Green Paris; his brother, working to establish access for dis-
Richard Eugene Paris ’47; children abled visitors to Cumberland Island, in
and their spouses: Shay and Joe Allen L. Guin passed away partnership with the Shepherd Center.
Frohn, Rebecca Lynn Paris Bates ’73 unexpectedly at home on
and Danny Bates, Dr. Ray B. Paris July 8, 2010. He attended Joyce M. Kimbrough, retired mem-
’69 and Inga Paris and William B. (Bill) Western Carolina University and ber of the Lower School office staff,
Paris and Patricia Paris; and many worked in the family business, Two passed away on August 30, 2010.
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Way Radio of Carolina, Inc. Mr. Guin
nieces and nephews. spent his later years being a caregiver Sue Rollins Longino, wife of former
for his parents. Governing Board Member George
Longino, died on June 11, 2010.
James William “Bill” Survivors include her daughter Lane
Whitaker died August Longino Waas and her husband, Bill,
1, 2010. After graduating of Asheville, N.C.; her son, George F.
from GMA, he went to Georgia Tech. Longino III ’57 and his wife, Lisa, of
He served in the U. S. Army Combat Friends Dallas, Texas; and her son, John T.
Engineers as a Master Sergeant Longino ’69 and his wife, Donna, of
during the Korean War. A resident of Dr. Ben Jenkins passed away on June Waleska, Ga.; as well as many grand-
Terrell County since 1952, he served 4, 2010, in St. Marys, near his beloved children and great-grandchildren.
as president of Terrell County Tractor Cumberland Island. Fondly known as
Company, Farmers Gin, Georgia “Doc,” he served the Academy on the Donald Paul Hensel, father of
Cotton Company, Standard Oil of Board of Governors and the Advisory Woodward sixth grader Grace
Dawson and Georgia Tractor and Board for many years. Hensel, passed away suddenly on
Implement Company. Dr. Jenkins started his medi- October 16, 2010.
cal practice in Newnan in the early
Grady E. Weatherly 1950s, practicing as an Eye, Ear, Nose Sally Hopkins died in April 2010.
died July 30, 2010. After and Throat specialist for more than 30 Survivors include her husband, David,
graduating from GMA, he years before retiring to Cumberland and their children, Foster, a fourth
served as a military police officer in Island. A pioneer in his field, he devel- grader at Woodward, and John, who
Germany as part of the U.S. Army oped many of the first instruments is in the seventh grade.
occupation forces. He is survived used in cataract surgery. He also
by his wife, Lila Faye Weatherly, of founded Franklin Aluminum, which Laura Owens, mother of ninth
Dublin, and his children. produced the original “Mustang Grill” grader Sarah Anne Owens, passed
for the Ford Motor Company. away on October 24, 2010.
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President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Woodward Academy combines the proud
traditions of Atlanta’s oldest college-prepara-
tory school with an innovative, challenging,
and well-rounded educational experience.
In a broadly diverse and caring community,
Woodward embraces the uniqueness of
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