events calendar Alumni Notes
Compiled and edited by Wendy Cunningham and
Save the Date!
D&E’s Got Fun, Fun, Fun for Alumni 1935
Rachel Montgomery, Director of Alumni Relations
October 14-16, 2005
and Friends This Summer and Fall
These events are in the planning stage. Please check our
web site, www.DavisAndElkins.edu for details on these Pauline O’Kernick is still enjoying retirement after 35 years
in the consumer finance business at Fidelity Finance
events two months before the scheduled date.
Company in Elkins.
July 30 The 4th Annual Senator Basketball Golf
Location: The exclusive Raven Golf Club at
Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Jane Armentrout Maxwell and her sister, Nancy
Armentrout Lang, ’47 have been living in Salem, Virginia
Time: 12:30 p.m. shot gun start
for 12 years. They live near Jane’s two sons and their families.
Cost: $125.00 per player. Proceeds to benefit
D&E Men’s Basketball 65th Reunion
For more information contact: Amrit Rayfield, October 14-16, 2005
Head Men’s Basketball Coach (304) 637-1279.
October 14-16 Homecoming!
Get ready to celebrate! It’s a Black Tie Mary Margaret Carroll Woodward Morrison married
celebration, plus 21 reunions for you and your Noel Morrison on August 4, 2004. They are looking forward
D&E friends. Mark your calendars and make to traveling, beginning with a cruise to Alaska in June.
plans to mark a new century with D&E! Libraries are still of great interest and they have seen some
outstanding ones. She states retirement is a great life so long
Class Reunions as their health continues to be good.
1995 - 10 years
1990 - 15 years 60th Reunion
1985 - 20 years at Homecoming
October 14-16, 2005
1980 - 25 years
1975 - 30 years
1970 - 35 years
1965 - 40 years
1960 - 45 years Clarence H. Conner was fortunate to share the excitement
1955 - 50 years of attending Dr. Talbot’s sciences classes with Sam Lanham,
1950 - 55 years ’48 and O. Basil McGee, ’49 and many more. They had
1945 - 60 years keys to the lab for night projects! What a wonderful group of
1940 - 65 years people to be with - all pushed him!
1935 - 70 years
Special 1953 - 52 years
Greek and Athletic Reunions
Men’s Basketball Lena Bradley Itnyre and her husband, Edwin, continue
Phi Mu traveling. They recently returned from a wonderful 28 day
Zeta Tau Alpha trip to Australia and New Zealand.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Betty Rohr, a Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer,
Tau Kappa Epsilon extended her compassion and generosity well beyond the walls
Alpha Sigma Phi of the hospital to touch the life of Della Myers, a Cancer Care
Chi Omega Center patient, and gave new meaning to “open house.” In
Special events: early fall 2004, Betty began talking with Della and soon
The Senators’ Ball discovered that she was scheduled to undergo a series of
(Black-tie optional banquet and dance) radiation treatments for breast cancer but was concerned that
Academic Symposium she would not finish treatment because her home was in
Scenic train ride Marlinton, WV, which was an hour’s drive each way. Betty
graciously and immediately opened her home to Della from
September through the second week of October, which
allowed her to continue the necessary radiation treatments.
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Helenjane W. “Rusty” Cougan
survived hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne! She reports she is alive and
thankful that her roof was finally done in
November. Now she must get work done
on the inside and outside of her house.
Rusty wishes a Happy and Healthy 2005
Dorothy Steele Stacy and her husband,
Robert, celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in July 2004. Both are retired
and continue to live in sugar cane country
Margaret Purdum Goddin, ’50 and sister Elizabeth Purdum VanderEls, ’47 during their wonderful expeditions in Clemston, Florida, the “sweetest little
in Egypt last Fall. town in the south.”
Edward A. Sheakley and his wife, 52nd Reunion
Angela, are enjoying retirement. Their October 14-16, 2005
three sons are doing fine. One son is Rita Kyle Thomas taught in Virginia for
Ralph R. Booth has retired after 10 years married with 2 sons of his own. Edward 5 years; worked at The Upper Room in
of part-time teaching at the University of states he has some great memories from Tennessee for 1 year and, taught in
Delaware, WV Wesleyan, Alderson D&E. Maryland for 14 years. She finally moved
Broaddus and D&E. He now wonders how back to West Virginia where she taught 2
he had time to work before retirement. years at the Lewisburg Community College,
55th Reunion 1 year at the local high school, and
at Homecoming Cecil G. Layman, Jr. was inducted into substituted for a couple more years. She
October 14-16, 2005 worked in sales for a short time and finally
the Virginia High School League Hall of
Margaret Purdum Goddin, and her Fame in the fall of 2003. transcribed psychological reports for her
sister, Elizabeth Purdum husband who had his own private practice.
VanderEls,’47, visited Egypt during the Presently, she is a homemaker keeping busy
fall of 2004, concentrating on its ancient with other activities.
and modern cultures. They were able to
experience so much on this trip, including
artifacts of King Tut, Kufu Pyramid, the
Sphinx, Luxor and Karnak, the Valley of
the Kings, including the Ramses II temples
and tomb, the Valley of the Queens and
other notable sites. They were most
impressed by the fact that these ancient
structures, particularly those of Ramses II,
retain much of their original carvings and
colors. Once they left the Cairo area they
visited the Fortress which stands on the
location of Alexander’s famous lighthouse
and took a four-day leisurely boat trip up
the Nile. They felt safe throughout their
trip for the Egyptian government provided
guards for them in large cities. Elizabeth
and Margaret’s trip was particularly
enhanced by their Sunni Muslim
archaeologist who related from his life as an
archaeologist many facts they otherwise
would not have known. “It was the The McKenzie family gathered for John’s 75th birthday. Front row l-r: grandson, Gabe McKenzie,
granddaughter Hannah McKenzie, dog, Jock, Tish Davis McKenzie, ’55 and birthday boy, John McKenzie,
experience of a lifetime.”
’55, son Shawn McKenzie. Back row, left to right: Daughter Tara McKenzie Sandercock, ’80, and husband
Steve Sandercock, ’82, grandson Jeremy Sandercock, son Scot McKenzie, ’96, daughter-in-law, Diane
McKenzie, son Skye McKenzie, granddaughter Bridget Murray with great-granddaughter Caitlin Murray, and
daughter-in-law Shawn McKenzie.
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Please help us find 1954
Almeda Shimer Huffaker and her
husband, Jim, became grandparents on July
4, 2004. The identical twin girls weighed
these Eleanore Loeffler Bernard and her in at 2 lbs. when born. They came home
missing members celebrateFred J. Bernard, ’55 will
their 25th wedding anniversary
on September 28, which was their original
due date, and are now doing fine. Their
of the on August 8, 2005. They attended D&E’s parents are Peter and Kate Anderson
Class of 1955 100th anniversary in 2004 because it made
them feel younger! They hope to see
Huffaker of Los Angeles, California.
everyone this fall. Phil Inglee was recently appointed by
If you know where any of these California Governor Arnold
individuals are please contact the 50th Reunion Schwarzenegger and confirmed by the
at Homecoming California Senate to the Board of Prison
alumni office at (304) 637-1341 or October 14-16, 2005
Terms. Inglee has served as a commissioner
alum@DavisAndElkins.edu. The 1955 John and Tish Davis McKenzie on the Orange County Parole Board since
reunion committee would like to see celebrated John’s 75th birthday at Deerfield 2001.
them for their 50th reunion this Village in Canaan Valley, WV, last July
October. with many friends and family who came
from all over the country. The birthday
Mr. Hormoz Adle cookout was enjoyed by all.
The Tavern restaurant played host to a mini Sig-Ep
Dr. Frank Bryan reunion for (from l to r) Bob Holmes, Bill Walter,
Mr. William Crines Jim Meyers and Ed Hart, all of the class of 1962.
Mr. Harold Cross
George R. Triplett recently wrote the
Mr. Feore Demario book “Our Proud Mountain Roots and
Mr. Rodrigo Espinal Heritage” describing his proud mountain
family, life, roots and growing up in the
Mr. Richard Flage
mountains of WV and the Celtic heritage.
Mr. Alan Fox
Mr. Eduardo Gaffron
Mr. Manuel Garcia
Mr. Gerald Gray Ruth A. Lautenbach Keck has five
wonderful grandchildren and is preaching
Mr. John Halloran at two small churches.
Mr. Edward Jacobs
Maynard C. Nugent now has six
Mrs. Barbara Barbour Johannsen grandchildren with the birth of a
Mr. Kenneth Karcher granddaughter in November.
Mr. Harley Lake, Jr.
Mr. Stanley Macko
Mr. Mostafa Nasr Mariwyn McClain Smith and husband,
Mr. Louis Neira George A. Smith ’61, sold The Parsons
Mrs. Alberta Pearson Advocate in August. Mariwyn was the
editor, and she and George were co-
Mr. Fernando Pulido publishers. Mariwyn’s family had owned
Mr. George Schmidt The Parsons Advocate since 1943.
Mrs. Ruth Deitz Sides Ruth Herbert Gnagey has completed
Mr. James Silcox her first two years of ministry at the
Mr. Edward Smits Emerson Unitarian Universalist Chapel in
Ellisville, MD. Ruth and her husband,
Mrs. Virginia Bell Tiano William, intend to continue their ministry
Mr. Enrique Uribe in a semi-retired way beginning in June.
Mr. Luis Villasmil
Mr. William Wagner
Mr. Thomas Watson
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1960 45th Reunion
1967 1970 35th Reunion
at Homecoming at Homecoming
October 14-16, 2005 October 14-16, 2005
Joan Larkin Huke is currently working J. William Kokie and Joanne Loeffler
for D.R. Horton, America’s largest builder, Kokie have two grandchildren, Will (age 2
and selling townhouses in Woodbridge, 1/2) and Nick (age 14 months). Joanne
VA. She spends her free time with her 3- continues to be the director of Resident David A. Coombs and wife, Linda A.
year-old grandson, Brandon. Services at Blakehurst. Bill works for PSA Schacht Coombs, are building their
Financial Center and is Parish Associate at retirement home in Hot Springs Village,
Richard L. Huggins is in his second year Christ Our King in Bel Air, Maryland. In Arkansas. They intend to retire in 2005.
as Interim Pastor in Auburndale, Florida. August 2004, Bill and Joanne had a life Both of their children married this past
Being a pastor has not kept him from his changing experience when they went on a year.
love of acting. Dick is still making
two-week mission trip to Kenya, Africa.
commercials and doing improv theatre. He Grace Ellen Gray Krechel has been
also recently began his third year doing promoted to supervisor of Child &
executive training for Price-Waterhouse- Adolescent Services for Georgetown Office
Coopers in New Jersey. of Waccamau Center for Mental Health.
At the request of the Ambassador of She and her husband, Glenn R. Krechel,
Romania to the United States, Charles welcomed their 3rd grandchild in February.
H. Potter, II developed and displayed an
exhibit of Kingdom of Romania orders,
Robert T. Holmes, Bill Walter, Jim medals, and decorations for the National
Meyers, and Ed Hart had their own mini Day celebration on December 1, 2004.
Sig Ep reunion at The Tavern on St. Charles used reference sources from his Daniel J. Armstrong retired from the
Simons Island, GA, where they had a great library and items from his personal Virginia Department of Corrections after
time with lunch, drinks, and numerous collection of international orders, medals 31 years and is presently in the ministry,
stories about their fraternity years. and decorations to prepare the exhibit. serving two churches in the Virginia
This was displayed in the grand salon of the Annual Conference of the United
residence of the ambassador on embassy Methodist Church.
row in Washington, D.C., and described to John L. Caracciolo is currently serving
Phillip Bussey extends best wishes to all a wide range of military officers from with the United States Agency for
1963 grads and reports if you missed the France, Hungary, Germany, Spain, and International Development in the Republic
2004 reunion, you missed a lot of fun and Romania. Charles has collected and of Armenia, where he is the Mission’s
the chance to tell the old lies as well as a studied international, as well as U.S., Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise
medals, orders, and decorations since he
few new ones. Development Advisor in the Office of
was a junior in high school, and provided Economic Restructuring & Energy. John’s
40th Reunion the very first public display for the U.S. Air career in international development has
at Homecoming Force R.O.T.C. Commander at D&E for an
October 14-16, 2005 spanned 30 years and numerous countries
armed forces day celebration during the worldwide. He and his wife, Olga, are
Richard W. Bendy and E. Joanne 1960s. expecting triplets and their son, Roberto,
Person Bendy ’66 thoroughly enjoyed competed as an athlete during the summer
the 100-year celebration. Everything was Athens Olympics in the 1500 meter race.
outstanding, especially the Saturday John is proud to say that he is a graduate of
morning symposiums! D&E and was a member of D&E’s National
Richard D. Craig and wife, Marcia
David E. Clapp is still leading nature trips Davies Craig, ’71, celebrated their 35th Championship soccer teams.
for the Smithsonian. He headed to wedding anniversary. Upon graduation, Joseph E. Filer, IV is the pastor of the
Antarctica in January 2005. David also Richard received his M.A. from Loyola and First Presbyterian Church in Oil City, PA.
works for Massachusetts Audubon but is Ph.D. from Catholic University. He is He shares his life with wife, Kate Irish Filer,
doing more and more consulting with golf presently employed as the Associate who is also an ordained Presbyterian
courses and habitat management. Director of Patuxent Institution and is a minister, and a soft-coated Wheaten
licensed psychologist and a licensed Terrier, Duffy.
Carolyn Ekins Heasley has two counselor specializing in criminal and
beautiful grandchildren, Catherine Mai Ly forensic work. Marcia is an RN and has
and Grace Tien Ly, who live near her, worked for a number of years in Mount
bringing new delights every week. Washington Hospital’s neonatal unit.
Richard and Marcia have two sons,
Richard, a federal marshal, and Stephen, a
police officer. They also have two
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Robert D. Nicoll married his wife,
Nancy, in September, 2003. They
currently live in Eagle River, Alaska.
They share 2 sons and 1 daughter. Since
graduating from D&E in 1972, Bob went
on to earn his M.A. in Counseling from
WVU in ’74. He then opened a private
practice counseling service in Bozeman,
MT, until he moved to Anna, IL, in
1977 and worked as a counselor for a
community mental health agency. He
left the counseling profession in 1984 to
own a Swensen’s Ice Cream Parlour
restaurant in Springfield, IL. In 1987 he
relocated to Denver, CO, and became a
Financial Planner with IDS Financial
Services - American Express until 1989
when he moved to Phoenix, AZ, and
worked with Tony Robbins doing
personal growth seminars, sales training, TKE brothers, (left to right) Russell Channell '90, Mark Elkin '90, Brad Scheck '92, and Jon Gracey '89 came
and motivational speaking. In 1994 he out to help celebrate Brad Scheck’s wedding day.
moved again to Monroe, LA, and
worked as a physician recruiter for a
placement firm until 1999. Bob wasn’t William L. Turner, Jr., was recently
finished seeing the country yet, for in appointed as director of volunteers with the
1999 he sold Cellular phone service in District of Columbia Public Library
Ruston, LA; then, in 2002, he moved to (November 2004), after 4+ years as K. Travis Adams and his wife, Kathy, are
Dallas, TX, working in Pipeline assistant dean of the School of Library & still living and ministering in the
Construction Management until Information Science at Catholic mountains of North Georgia after 15 years.
relocating to Alaska in August of 2004. University, and is the newly elected Their sons have left the nest: Carter, the
He currently is the sales manager for the president of the Friends of the Arlington oldest, is teaching in France; Collin is
State of Alaska for an internet County (VA) Public Library (December starting Seminary at Columbia in the fall;
Yellowpages company in Anchorage, and 2004). and Clayton is in his first year of college at
his wife, Nancy, is a property manager Tusculum. Clayton was the youngest
with a local real estate company. Bob delegate in the country at the Democratic
encourages everyone, “if you have ever Convention in Boston this past summer.
thought of visiting Alaska... DO IT!! Travis states life is good but in constant
J.P. LadyHawk Freeman has moved
You will be forever grateful for the flux.
experience.” from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas with
her partner Joanne Marie Clark. They are
planning to marry in Massachusetts this
July. LadyHawk would love to hear from
her D&E friends. She can be reached at James H. Garrett is the director of
5913 Amber Station Ave., Las Vegas, volunteer services for The Salvation Army
NV 89131. in Louisville, Kentucky. The Salvation
Army utilizes the services of 10,000
Geoffrey H. Walker is currently volunteers contributing nearly 100,000
enjoying a solo law practice in sunny hours of work each year.
Phoenix, Arizona. He states that Dr.
Phillips V. Brooks was the finest teacher he Karen S. Cowen Long and husband,
Edwin L. Long, ’80 continue to live in
Nancy and Bob Nicoll ‘72 Haymarket, Virginia. Ed is a greens
on their first anniversary at
their new home in Eagle
30th Reunion superintendent at Stonewall Golf Club,
at Homecoming and Karen is a college guidance associate
River, Alaska. October 14-16, 2005
director at Highland School Their
Judith A. Shatchko Cornman recently daughter, Laura, is a biology major in
started a new job as administrative assistant college, and daughter, Sarah, is in the 9th
to the superintendent of the Northeast grade.
Region of the Free Methodist Church of
North America. She also continues to
serve as administrator at Allegheny Free
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1979 1985 20th Reunion
October 14-16, 2005
Cynthia Horton Pierson is in her 2nd Cindy Gochenour Arnold and husband,
year as a teaching assistant at the Pete Arnold, are thrilled to welcome
Burlington County Institute of Technology, daughter Hana LeGarde Arnold to their
in the Geoscience & Remote Sensing, John S. Moyer is the manager of men’s family. She was born on January 10, 2005.
(formerly Environmental Studies), suits at Boscov’s Department Store in Hana joins big brother Hayden (2).
Program. She is also on the Board of Harrisburg, PA.
Directors of Pompeston Creek Watershed
Association, and in her 5th year of work to
restore the local snapping turtle population.
Cynthia’s daughter, Liz, graduated from Carrie L. O’Connor Martin and her
high school in June with honors, winning Holly Jack Conrad and husband, husband, Alexander, are proud to
the National Women’s Environmental Matthew, are thrilled to welcome their announce the birth of their daughter, Drew
Leadership Award, and is currently a son, William “Will” Matthew Conrad, to Elizabeth, on December 12, 2003. She was
their family. Will was born on welcomed home by big sister, Alex, now 5
student at Unity College in Maine.
December 30, 2004. years old. Carrie would like to extend
25th Reunion congratulations to Dennis and Ginny Hupp
Jonathan Gracey had a little TKE on the birth of their triplets and say hello
October 14-16, 2005 reunion with Russell Channell, ’90 and to all her ZTA sisters!
Susan D. Byrd Lubert retired in 2000 Mark Elkin, ’90 as they all came out to
from the high tech industry and is enjoying celebrate the marriage of TKE brother Jason Gatt and wife, Daisy DeWeese-
human resources consulting and spending Brad Scheck, ’92 to Lori Pelkey in Gatt, ’95, send warm wishes to all D&E
more time with her teenage boys. Susan Chestertown, MD, on September 25, 2004. friends! They have moved, and their new
would love to hear from her long-lost address is 1721 Spot Lane, Carolina Beach,
15th Reunion NC 28428. Daisy is currently a global
friends at firstname.lastname@example.org. at Homecoming
October 14-16, 2005 project manager for a breast cancer project,
and Jason is a senior project cost analyst.
David F. Kelley and his wife, Vanessa, are Both Jason and Daisy work for PPD in
the proud parents of Edward Richard born Williamstown, NC.
Mary “Debbie” Payne Fragale opened July 6, 2004.
her new business, D3 Details, in 2004. She Cynthia S. Reed Ramsay married Dan
traveled to New York, Tennessee, South Ramsay in Beaver, PA, on September 5, It didn’t take long for newborn Hana LeGarde
Carolina, and Georgia to put together a 1998. They now live in Seattle, WA, with Arnold to start getting flowers. Hana was born on
unique line of jewelry and handbags. their two children, Benjamin, born July 10, January 10, 2005 to Pete, ’91 and Cindy
Peter E. Zelov and his wife, Suzanne, 1999, and Molly, born September 24, 2002. Gochenour Arnold, ’91.
welcomed a new baby girl on May 22,
Karen Cost Wilmoth was recently
elected to City Council for Elkins, WV.
She took office on April 1, 2005, and will
serve a four-year term. She is also currently
serving as Assistant District Governor for
Rotary District 7530, a position she will
hold until June, 2007.
Lee S. Whitacre is enjoying life with his
family and keeps busy with the opening of
a new business, Route 37 Self Storage,
LLC, in September of 2001.
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R. Kent Taylor, II recently received his
Master’s degree in Business Administration
and is currently employed by the Federal
Bureau of Prisons in South Carolina. His Rebecca A. Dennis recently accepted
email address is email@example.com. the position of Regional Sales Manager at
Kenra LLC, which is recognized as one of
10th Reunion the top five growing brands in the salon
at Homecoming industry, according to a 1999 research
October 14-16, 2005
study. She will be based in Columbus,
Rob Kerns and wife, Lisa, are happy to Ohio. Rebecca invites classmates and
announce the birth of their daughter, friends to email her at
Liethean “Thea” Ann Kerns, born on firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17, 2005.
Kimberly S. Landis is a real estate broker
and the owner of Landis Realty, with three
offices in Canaan Valley, and one in AIC Gail M. Rasor is stationed at the
Morgantown. She also has two sons, Tyler, U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado
age 6, and Alex, age 2. Springs, CO, with Security Forces.
Shannen Elizabeth Swartz finds comfort with her Amanda B. Yeargan is in a supervisor
pink binky. Shannen was born on April 7, 2005, to training program for Holiday Inn Select.
Jim and Larisa Draeger Swartz, ’00. She is marrying Kirk Monroe this month
Elizabeth A. King Helm wishes to say
and plans to honeymoon in Key West.
hello to the class of 1997 and hopes all are
doing well. She is still working at Ocwen,
a mortgage company. On May 8, 2004,
Beth married Thomas Eric Helm in
Daytona Beach, FL, and on December 1, Curtis L. Metten is the assistant coach Jennifer L. Jones started graduate school
2004, they had a gorgeous baby boy, Eric for Eastern Kentucky University’s women’s last fall at Seton Hall University in their
Nicholas Helm. basketball team. They were regular season Corporate and Public Communication
champions in the Ohio Valley Conference Master’s Program. This is a two-year
And Baby makes with a 15-1 record and won the OVC program and she is scheduled to graduate in
three! Thomas Tournament to get an automatic bid to the May 2006. During her first semester she
and Beth King received a 3.6 gpa. Jennifer also started
NCAA Tournament, where they played
Helm, ’97 work as a graduate assistant for the Office
against the No. 5 seed Arizona State in the
opening round in Fresno, California. of the Provost under Dr. Thomas Lindsay.
boy Eric Nicholas
She handles speech writing for him and
on December 1,
Larisa Draegar Swartz along with her creates letters for sabbaticals and tenure
husband, Jim, are the proud parents of a requests. Jennifer is now settled in
little baby girl, Shannen Elizabeth Swartz. Montclair, New Jersey, where she and her
Shannen made her debut on April 7, 2005, roommate live in a beautiful Victorian
Rebecca Heinzerling Passero and her only one week past her due date. Mother home. In 2003, Jennifer did an internship
husband, Phil, would like to announce the and daughter are doing fine and anxiously with Swanson Communications and
birth of their son Philip Joseph IV, born awaiting Daddy’s return from the Gulf War. worked closely with fighters and has since
February 13, 2005. They bought a house kept up with boxing. Recently, Jennifer
Aaron Taylor is the Head Athletic met Bert Sugar, a boxing writer/enthusiast,
and moved to New Milford, CT, in fall Trainer & Sports Medicine Coordinator at
2004. who is contracted out by HBO-PPV to
Rehabilitation Services of Danville & write for many fights they promote. She
Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy in was able to meet him while visiting
Danville, VA. He is also the Coordinator Comcast Studios during a taping of Dr.
& Conditioning Coach at Pro Form Steve Adubato’s show One-on-One where
After four years in the tradeshow industry, Training. His email address is she was learning some production.
Stephen D. Saunders is starting his own email@example.com.
business. Stephen and his wife, Sara, have
two wonderful children, Lucy, age 4, and
D.V., age 1. They hope to build their
dream home in Harman this summer.
Jennifer Jones, ’03 enjoyed the perks
of her internship when she met boxing
writer/enthusiast Bert Sugar.
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Eugene Morrissey, International Student 1930
Roscoe B. Meadows
Sara E. “Sally” Talbott Wagner
Eugene Morrissey of Belfast, County Antrim, 1932 William O. Poling
Northern Ireland, and an international student at 1933 A. W. Goddin
Davis & Elkins College, died in March from
injuries sustained in a recreational skiing accident. 1935 Arthur G. Roy
Morrissey was the son of Eugene and Mary Nellie S. Suesli Umbright
Morrissey of Belfast. In Ireland, Eugene was a 1936 Lindsey J. Phares
student at St. Mary’s University College. He was 1937 Elizabeth Row Ryder
studying at Davis & Elkins College as part of 1938 Elizabeth E. Pritt Tritt
Northern Ireland’s Business Education Initiative,
which provides one-year study programs for Betty A. Vilseck
undergraduate students from Northern Ireland at Elizabeth O. Rohrbough Wingfield
U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to his 1939 Eugenia Grace Triplett Pace
parents, Eugene is survived by a sister, Jennifer, and John F. Suba
Dorothy T. Yingling, Former Trustee
two brothers, Matthew and Jonathan. 1940 Isabel C. Eshelman Spiggle
1943 Lucille V. Currence
1945 Margaret Earle Baker
Elizabeth Hart May
Dorothy T. “Dottie” Yingling, a former D&E trustee who served from 1973 –
1980 and 1981 – 1985, died in April in Newville, Pennsylvania. A member of
1946 Kathryn B. McGee White
the Business and Finance Committee during her tenure on the Board, 1947 Elthadora Pence Chenoweth
Yingling was a dedicated leader within the Presbyterian Church and an Louis A. Kish
accomplished businesswoman. She received her degree in business 1948 Elwyn R. Burke
administration at age 19 from the University of Chicago and during her early Bruce Gurd
career, taught business administration and directed the student industries
program at Park College, Missouri. Later, she joined AMP Incorporated (now
1949 Marilyn Winn Snelson
Tyco International) where she worked for most of her career. Yingling was 1951 Lee Right
very active within the Church, serving on the World Council of Churches in Rosie M. Scarfo
Geneva, Switzerland and at the Alban Institute in Washington, D.C. She was William D. Yount
Lindsey J. Phares, ’36, Former Trustee
preceded in death by her husband, Bill. 1952 Cecil Glenn “Polly” Vanscoy
Howard A. Waniga
James L. Wilson
1954 Richard D. Snodgrass
Lindsey J. Phares, a 1936 graduate of Davis & Elkins College and former
trustee, died in March in St. Charles, Missouri. A D&E Trustee from 1964-
Wilma Ellen Cresser Winter
1965 and 1968 -1972, Phares was an engineer and vice president for Raymond 1955 Elio Comis
International Corporation, an oil and gas development company that was 1956 Robert B. Henriksen
involved in the construction of the Alaskan pipeline. Born in Pendleton 1958 Elisa Hunter Symons
County, WV, and a veteran of WWII, Phares held 14 patents and was a fellow 1962 Virginia B. Bibinger Lemke
of the Houston Branch/Texas Section of the American Society of Civil
Engineers. He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Science degree by Davis &
Roderick S. Powell
1965 Thomas L. Brown
Dr. Daniel Durham Rhodes,and DeanProfessor
Elkins College in 1979.
1969 Ronald H. Kyle
Former 1972 Wendy Matthews Bowman
Pamela A. Kelly Daugherty
Dr. Daniel Durham Rhodes, professor of religion and philosophy and dean of G. Fred DiBona Jr.
students at D&E serving the College from 1947 to 1953, died in January in 1975 Daniel F. Moats
Davidson, North Carolina. A graduate of Davidson College, Louisville 1976 Carolyn R. Lantz
Seminary, and Duke University, Rhodes also served as pastor of the Beverly,
West Virginia, Presbyterian Church during his time at D&E. He left D&E for 1979 Gary B. Pase
Davidson College in 1960, where he chaired the Religion Department for 20 1980 Timothy J. Pierson
years and was named both the J.W. Cannon Professor of Bible and Religion 1984 Peter B. "Ben" Portaro
and the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Religion. Rhodes was a member of the 2003 Logan Selby Courtillet
Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Education Association of the South 2005 Eugene Morrissey
and Advisory Council on Higher Education Presbyterian Church, U.S. He is
survived by his wife, Ethel, and six children.
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