STETSON UNIVERSITY Ruth Cobb Arnold, DeLand, did SOI
(Structure of Intellect) and Balametrics
consulting in New York City, Miami, points
in between, and South America this past
Alumni News Fall 2004 Rabel Moremen Parson, DeLand, cel-
ebrated her 80th birthday by giving an organ
recital Feb. 15 at First Presbyterian Church.
Please send alumni news and photos for future publications by Monetary gifts were given to The Music
January 30, 2005, to Alumni News Editor Jackie Hays, Stetson Scholarship Fund-First Presbyterian Church
University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8257, DeLand, FL 32723 or e-mail in her honor.
email@example.com. Digitized photos in .tif format should be a high
resolution scan (at least 300 dots per inch). For questions about photos, ’50
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Original photos will not be returned. Harry G. Hinckley Jr., Fort Lauderdale,
has retired as a senior circuit judge. He was
quoted as saying, “I was on Stetson’s 1948,
’27 Florida’s first public information officer for 1949 and 1950 football teams and the team
Merceda Lloyd Layton, Jacksonville, public schools and later was program and beat FSU.”
celebrated her 100th birthday last Nov. 30. communications director for WLRN Public
Family from as far away as Zurich, Switzer- TV. She is active in press club affairs, ’51
land, gathered for two days of celebration. particularly scholarships for young journal- John G. Everett, Flint, Mich., performed as
ists. a tenor at the Program of Sacred Scriptural
’41 Music event in May at St. John Vianney
Joy Reese Shaw, Miami, was recently ’42 Catholic Parish in Flint.
honored in Denver, Colo., as the National Richard M. Feasel, DeLand, enjoyed
School Public Relations Association’s first hearing the Stetson University Symphonic ’52
woman president since the organization’s Band perform his compositions, “Pride of John R. DeYoung Jr., Bartow, was the
diaper days. The occasion was NSPRA’s Ludington” and “Pride of Bartow,” during conductor for Thomas Knox who per-
50th anniversary. She was a star reporter at an April 3 concert in Elizabeth Hall. formed “American Pageant” at the Stetson
the Miami Herald prior to becoming University Symphonic Band concert April 3
in Elizabeth Hall.
Washington, D.C.—Happy Birthday, Florida!
Alumni Association President Luis Prats ’78, JD ‘81 (left), joins 2004 Distinguished Alumni ’54
Award recipients Amy Horton ’77, Craig Crawford ’78, JD ’81, Bruce Berkowitz ’76, and Earnest W. Murphy Jr., Daytona Beach,
President Doug Lee at the Happy Birthday Florida! event held in Washington, D.C., last March. performed “Recitative” and “A Wandering
About 100 Stetson University alumni and friends met at the Capitol to celebrate Florida’s 159th Minstrel I” (The Mikado) by Arthur
birthday. We plan to be in the D.C. area again and hope to see you then.
Sullivan and transcribed by James Welch at
the Stetson University Symphonic Band
concert April 3 in Elizabeth Hall. William
L. Self, Alpharetta, Ga., nationally known
preacher, author and motivational speaker,
was the featured speaker at Campbell
University’s Baccalaureate Service in May.
He is the senior pastor of Johns Creek
Baptist Church and was featured on “Day
1,” the internationally broadcast award-
winning television and radio program on
the American Forces Network. The author
of numerous books and articles on Chris-
tian living and theology, Self has pastored
churches in Rocky Mount, N.C.;
Bradenton; and Georgia. He achieved
considerable acclaim by leading Atlanta’s
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Wieuca Road Baptist Church to a place of professional choir, playing a 90-rank Austin
prominence in Georgia and the nation. Pipe Organ. Jones is also founder-director
of The Masterworks Chorus of The Palm
’58 Beaches, a community chorus, which
George Kerry Robb, Palm Beach Gardens, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. He
retired as the Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal also serves as dean of the Palm Beach
Church and became the Interim Rector of Chapter, American Guild of Organists, and
Christ Episcopal Church in Bradenton. continues an active schedule of organ
concerts throughout the United States and
Carolyn Miller Parr, Washington, D.C.,
appointed by President Reagan to a 15-year ’63
term on the U.S. Tax Court, has joined Verlee Dowd Jones, Hiawassee, Ga., is a
Judicial ADR’s specialist mediator panel retired teacher. She has been an active
Nesheiwats in Iraq, visit
serving the San Francisco Bay Area. She NRA rifle and pistol instructor for the last Ambassador Bremer
focuses on tax, corporate, international, 20 years. She competes at state, regional
In March, Miss NY USA, Jaclyn
commercial and bankruptcy matters. A and national rifle silhouette NRA-spon- Nesheiwat ’02, right, visited U.S.
Fellow of the American College of Tax sored championship matches, and has set troops deployed to Iraq, including
Counsel, Judge Parr is a member of the two national pistol records in the ’90s. She her older sister, U.S. Army Intelli-
National Association of Women Judges, the also teaches watercolor painting in her gence Officer Julia Nesheiwat ’97.
During the trip, the sisters also met
International Association of Women home studio. Marshall Nance III, Fort
with Ambassador Paul Bremer
Judges, the World Jurist Association and Lauderdale, a Broward Community College (above), members of the Iraqi
the District of Columbia Bar. She is professor who taught young business governing council and (below) many
admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. students about corporate and real estate enthusiastic Army and Marine Corps
Tax Court and U.S. District Court for the law for 36 years, retired in April 2003. soldiers.
District of Columbia. Paul T. Thomas,
Tifton, Ga., has retired as minister of ’64
education at First Baptist Church. Joseph Maxwell Cleland, Washington,
D.C., a distinguished Stetson University
’61 alumnus and former U.S. Senator, is a new
Eugenia G. Whitten, Vail, Colo., is living member of the Stetson University Board of
in Colorado and Hawaii and is a part-time Trustees. He introduced Presidential
ski instructor. nominee John Kerry at the Democratic
Jack W. Jones, Lake Worth, serves as ’65
organist-director of music for The Royal Cathy Chamberlin Firth, Augusta, Maine,
Poinciana Chapel – Palm Beach, a position has retired. She is a former teacher,
he has held since 1989. He directs a industrial chemist, guidance counselor, N.J., retired from 26 years of teaching high
computer programmer school choral music. He currently is an
and director of a organist/choirmaster, Kemble UMC in
sheltered workshop at Woodbury.
the Maine Emergency
Management Agency. ’67
Nancy Combs Gormley, Ponte Vedra
’66 Beach, is chair of Nease High School’s
Yvonne Thompson Mathematics Department with 30-plus
Myers, Plantation, is a years in teaching. She is an adjunct
broker and salesperson professor at the University of North Florida
for Coldwell Banker. and is National Board Certified for Math-
Timothy O. ematics.
State, Nigeria, is vice ’68
Alumni Board member Andrew Daire ’91, MS ’93 visits with Jack
chancellor of Bowen Marlene Barnes Beaudin, Port Orange, is
’47, JD ’49 and Butchie ’51 Inman at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge University. Kenneth retired after 20 years at the National
in Orlando. About 75 alumni and friends gathered to celebrate Ray Steele, Marlton, Academy of Sciences/National Academy of
16 ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
Michael L. Thompson, Milton, Mass., is a
professor of Pharmacology at Tufts Univer-
sity Dental School in Boston.
George C. Edwards III, College Station,
Texas, is one of the country’s leading
experts on the presidency. He spoke on
“Faculty Premises: The Flawed Foundations
of the Electoral College” in a Political
Science Forum at Stetson last fall. A Recent graduates Jason Smith ’01, Susan
distinguished professor of Political Science Eliassen Bourst MS ’03, and Deseree Comrie
at Texas A&M University, College Station, ’92 share a smile at the Orlando Bay Hill
event. In addition to our annual Orlando
he was the founder and, from 1992-2001,
Presidential Counsellor Event, we also are
1966 Stetson director of The Center for Presidential planning Orlando Young Alumni networking
Studies in the Bush School at Texas A&M.
alumnus awarded He also holds the George and Julia Blucher
events. We hope to see you there!
top honor Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies in the
Bush School. He has written or edited 19 ’72
Furman University Music Professor
Bingham Vick Jr. ’66 is the recipient books on American politics and public Kathy Ellison Coates, Jacksonville, is the
of a 2004 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner policy making, including his latest work, owner of Smart Works Marketing and
Award, the official South Carolina On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit. Communications. J. Barry Griswell, West
Governor’s Award for the Arts. He’s also editor of Presidential Studies Des Moines, Iowa., leader of the Principal
Vick received the award in the Quarterly. Patricia Pergrem Thompson, Financial Group, has been named to the
“Individual” category, which
recognizes outstanding achieve-
Milton, Mass., teaches a combined first-, Herman Miller Board of Directors. Presi-
ment and contributions to the arts second- and third-grade class at Bay Farm dent of the Federation of Iowa Insurers and
in South Carolina. It is also the Montessori Academy in Duxbury. chair of the Greater Des Moines Partner-
highest honor the state gives in the ship, he also serves on the board of the
arts. ’70 American Council of Life Insurers, the
In his 34th year as director of the
Gynell Stewart Sellards, DeLand, has American Council for Capital Formation
Furman Singers and a member of
the Furman music faculty since retired as principal of Osteen Elementary and the Business Roundtable. In 2004, he
1970, he teaches voice, conducting School in Volusia County. received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for
and choral methods. He is also outstanding contributions to American
artistic director and conductor of ’71 society and was named a Horatio Alger
the Greenville Chorale, and recently William Morgan Hay, Marshall, Texas, is Association Distinguished American
retired after 28 years’ service as the
music director at Westminster
vice president/CFO for Marshall Regional Award winner in 2003. A member of the
Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Medical Center. Charles M. McKnight, Iowa Business Hall of Fame, Griswell was
Vick also received Furman’s Asheville, N.C., was awarded one of 20 recognized with a Stetson University
Meritorious Teacher Award in 1984. national Sasakawa Fellowships from the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
In 2000, the state of South Carolina American Association of State Colleges
awarded him the Order of the
and Universities (AASCU). An associate ’73
Palmetto in recognition of his
outstanding leadership and contri- professor of Music at the University of Ann Draper Jenkins, Tallahassee, is a
butions to the arts in the state. North Carolina, he used the fellowship to clinical coordinator for the Florida State
attend a summer institute on the study of University College of Medicine, Tallahassee
modern Japan at San Diego State Univer- regional campus. Ella McGill Kendrick,
Engineering/National Research Council. sity. George Winston, Santa Cruz, Calif., Hollywood, is a financial supervisor for
She was associate executive director of the pianist, performed a benefit concert in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Commission on Engineering and Technical January in Elizabeth Hall for Stetson Deborah Plemmons Piper, Port Arthur,
Systems. Richard A. Colyer, Cumming, University and the Neighborhood Center of Texas, is a coordinator of graduate admis-
Ga., is president/CEO for RRA Inc. West Volusia. He performed songs from his sions for Lamar University in Beaumont.
(Resources and Residential Alternatives CD, “Night Divides the Day – the Music of Robert Archibald Webster, St. Paul,
Inc.) in Roswell. RRA provides adults with the Doors,” as well as selections from his Minn., is a principal attorney editor for
mental retardation or developmental seasonally themed recordings, including West A. Thomson Business in Eagan.
disabilities with support services they need some R&B and stride piano.
(both residential and vocational) to lead
productive, fulfilling and happy lives.
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Weddings & Anniversaries
Allen E. Enlow, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been
working as an actor in New York City. He
Susan Gehrke Courtney ’64 to Maxwell C. Paul Michael Natale Jr. ’97 to Julie Anne played Dr. Harry Winer in two episodes of
Eliott, November 22, 2003. Rhoton, July 12, 2003. HBO’s The Sopranos in March and recently
Yvonne Thompson Chaplin ’66 to Tom Jennifer Righi ’97 to Jonathan R. did cartoon voices for the Swoozh Kidz on
Myers, March 23, 2003. Williams ’99, May 17, 2003. Nickelodeon and I SPY on HBO. William
Douglas E. McFarland ’78 to Carla Jo Heidi Ann Craft ’98 to Dahl H. Curry II, T. Newsome III, Woodside, Calif., was
Bruder, November 8, 2003. October 20, 2001. awarded a Dan David Prize for outstanding
Kathryn Rollison Lori Ann Francis ’98 to Brad Kehler, scientific, technological, cultural or social
Radtke ’83 to Jay February 1, 2003. impact on our world. The prize awards $1
Linden, December Katee Melisa Kramer ’98 to Kirk Cooper, million each to three individuals or groups
26, 2002. March 13, 2004. for outstanding achievement in one of
Christopher Ray Sabrina Rose Lou ’98 to Christopher Robert three time dimensions – past, present and
Lovett ’89 to Mandese ’96, May 31, 2003. future. Newsome, Dr. Robert H. Wurtz and
Deanna White- Payal Mathur ’98 to Warren Rasquinha, Dr. Amiram Grinvald share the award for
head, September February 22, 2004. the future dimension for having revolution-
20, 2003. Shannon Campbell Patterson ’98 to ized neurobiology. They showed that higher
mental processes can be analyzed in the
Kathryn & Jay Linden Laurie Ann Norberto Del Valle, November 22, 2003.
Valentine ’89 to Vanessa Verena Schneider-Christians ’98 to intact behaving primate in terms of
Scott North, September 20, 2003. Craig Arndt ’00, July 12, 2003. individual nerve cells and cellular popula-
Patricia Diane Weyd ’89 to Hugh T. Knight, Corinne Kimberly Clark tions. Newsome is a professor in the
February 28, 2004. ’99 to Timothy Drake Department of Neurobiology at Stanford
Douglas Edward Clemmer ’91 to Kelly Branz ’99, December University School of Medicine and an
Suzanne Harris, June 24, 2000. 21, 2003. investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical
James Daniel Payer ’91 to Gail Jansen, Laurie Sue Guenther ’99 Institute.
February 21, 2004. to Rainy Burris, March
Dianne Seithel ’91 to Todd Newman, 23, 2002. ’75
July 3, 2003. Christine Marie Nixon ’99 Corinne & Joseph Cejka, Bakersfield, Calif., is leaving
Lauren Elyse Baker ’92 to Robert Murray, to Jon Antal, July 13, Timothy Branz the parish ministry to return to his first
June 26, 2001. 2002. love, teaching. He will be an English
Christian A. Gibson ’93, to Toni Sue Taylor, Elizabeth Lorraine Maresca ’00 to Matthew teacher, debate coach and student club
September 6, 2003. Fine, October 4, 2002. advisor at Stockdale High School. He also
Julie Melissa Pearson ’93 to Rondi V. Guess, Marla Joan Hottle ’01 to Chadwick Hoey, is serving a church as a part-time parish
March 20, 2004. June 23, 2001. associate. Boyd M. Jones II, DeLand,
Tabitha Ann Seco ’93 to Tim Smith, Nicole Helene Kirschner ’01 to Chad Lewis served as organist for the Stetson Univer-
December 19, 2003. Holwerda ’01, September 6, 2003. sity Symphonic Band performance April 3
Nell Catherine Wender ’93 to Anthony S. Erin Hope Medlin ’01 to Yuri Nicholas in Elizabeth Hall. Deborah Lynne Kirner,
Chase ’91, July 5, 2003. Brubach, May 25, 2003. Bothell, Wash., a staff software engineer for
David Augustus Alvin ’94 to Martha Fix, Barbara Ellen Mitchell ’01 to Brock Rabon, Siemens Medical Solutions, is working and
July 12, 2003. April 4, 2004. living in Erlangen, Germany, for 16 months.
Robert James Bebber ’94 to Kellie Diane Peter Robert Ulanowicz ’01 to Jill William H. Wright Jr., DeLand, is retiring
Brooks, October 18, 2003. Magaletti, June 26, 2004. from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of
Diane Kathleen Long ’94 to Chi Nguyen, Beckie Nicole Boehm ’02 to Korey Moyer, service. He and his wife, Mary Stout
February 12, 2000. February 21, 2004. Wright ’74, are retiring to the family farm
Peter Joseph Matulis ’94 to Amy Kiesling, Rachelle Susanne Dujon ’02 to Nolan in DeLand.
August 31, 2003. Ramsey ’02, February 21, 2004.
Lois Elizabeth Bass ’95 to Jason Sharpe, Kristen Jean Lagor ’02 to Colin Sue-A- ’76
August 30, 2000. Quan ’01, May 8, 2004. Bruce D. Berkowitz, Arlington, Va.,
Shana Lynn Workman ’96 to Paul Kelley, Nerissa Erin Lovell ’02 to William Johnson, received a Distinguished Alumni Award
April 24, 2004. December 28, 2001. March 23 at the Stetson University
Matthew James Brown ’97 to Nichole Hair, Rachel Ann Friddle ’04 to Michael Washington, D.C., Happy Birthday Florida!
July 26, 2003. Johnson, June 5, 2004. event. A research fellow at the Hoover
Jennifer Dawn McGrew ’97 to Thomas Institution at Stanford University, his work
Kelly, June 21, 2003. focuses on defense, intelligence and
18 ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
Jamerson Jr., Lynchburg, Va., is an associ- the WCQS Public Radio Board of Direc-
ate vice president for investments at Legg tors, treasurer and board member of the
Mason. Cynthia Lampert McAlister, Asheville Symphony, board member of
Orland Park, Ill., is a vice president for the Givens Estates and a member of the
Aadus Banc Corporation. Donald J. Asheville Civitan Club.
McCullough, Washington, D.C., is the
music director for the Master Chorale of ’82
Washington and conducted the Orff’s Deborah Hanna Leoni, Tarquinia, Viterbo,
“Carmina Burana” concert at the Kennedy Italy, has been living in Italy for the past 10
Center Concert Hall in November 2003. years and has set up a foreign language
He also was the music director at the school in Tarquinia. She is currently an
Christmas Candlelight Concerts at English teacher. Katherine Ruiz
Kennedy Center Concert Hall last Decem- McFarland, Hermitage, Tenn., is an IT
ber. Sharon Smythe Pinder, Waycross, Ga., manager for Deloitte. Margaret “Peggy”
is a teacher for the Ware County Board of Pruett, Orange Park, is a music teacher at
Education. Ridgeview Elementary School. She attained
Dr. T. Wayne Bailey (see story p. 2), professor the National Board for Professional Teacher
of Political Science, Nalda Sadler Carlson ’80 Standards in November 2003 and was
’47, and Kerry Baetzman Nordman ’84, Carol M. Anderson, Miami, has been voted Teacher of the Year at Ridgeview
Stetson’s assistant director of marketing for
named managing director of the Daytona Elementary. She has completed Level II of
the Athletics Department, mingle at the
Orlando Presidential Counsellor Event.
Beach Symphony Society. She has more the Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Training and is
than 20 years experience in business, working to complete her Level III training
technology policy. He currently serves as a communications, sales, administration, this summer in Rochester, N.Y.
senior consultant in the Office of the fund raising, technical writing and teach-
Secretary of Defense. Carol Jean Byrd, ing. Patrick M. Healy, Jacksonville, is ’83
Fayetteville, Ga., is a vice president of executive vice president of operations for John Stephen Clark Jr., Eglin AFB, has
attestation engagements for Wesley Continucare Corporation. With more than been selected for a Secretary of Defense
Peachtree Group, CPA’s, in Atlanta. 15 years in health care management Fellowship. He relinquished command of
experience, he has held senior management the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group, Eglin
’77 positions with Mayo Health Plan Inc., Air Force Base, Florida, in June. He will
Richard Darrell Koethe III, Fayetteville, Cleveland Clinic Florida Health Plan and spend the next year with Lockheed Martin
Ga., was transferred from the J2 Intelli- Travelers Insurance Company. Derek S. as part of the fellowship. Lynne Bazley
gence Directorate at U.S. Central Com- Maul, Valrico, wrote a column entitled, “A Dorman, Cheshire, Conn., is a financial
mand to the newly formed Military Intelli- Season for Encouragement,” that appeared in representative for First Investors Corpora-
gence Readiness Command at Fort Gillem. the Tampa Tribune. The piece was about his
wife Rebekah (Continued p. 21)
He is assigned as the G3 operations officer
for the Command (a position that in Alexander
civilian life equates to a chief operating Maul, ‘78. G.
officer). Laurean S. Nardone, San Edward Towson
Anselmo, Calif., is a consultant for GE II, Asheville,
Private Asset Management. Kenneth E. N.C., has been
Persson, Leonia, N.J., won the N.J. State elected to the
50’s Championship PlatformTennis and University of
National Mixed 50’s Platform Tennis North Carolina
Championships. at Asheville
’78 Board of Direc-
Douglas E. McFarland, Sammamish, tors for a three-
Wash., is a manager for Hitachi Consulting year term.
in Seattle. President of
’79 CPA Group in
Russell Kim Bausch, Titusville, was Asheville, he is
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Grady Ballenger (right)
awarded the annual trial attorney of the an active updates Stetson alumni Bill and Beverly Henderson Hiller ’61 on campus
year award from the Brevard County State community news at the Jacksonville Presidential Counsellor Event held at Epping
Attorney’s Office. Kenneth “Chip” member, chair of Forest last February. We’ll be back in the Jacksonville area early next
year – please join us and help celebrate Stetson!
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2004 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
The following recipients of the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award are outstanding representatives of the many
alumni whose achievements exemplify the quality of a Stetson University education and whose outstanding
achievements in their professions and lives have brought distinction and special recognition to their Alma Mater.
Amy Horton ’77 Carroll E. Lewis ’53 William J. Schneider ’66
ATTORNEY SURGEON, VOLUNTEER
A C D
my Horton, a Washington, D.C. arroll E. Lewis, a businessman r. William J. Schneider shares his
attorney, has worked in non-profit, involved in numerous ventures, expertise in plastic surgery with
governmental and private sectors headed the Ocala-based SEMCO those in need around the world
of the law. Division of Leggett & Platt Company of and credits the habits he developed at
She earned a degree in Psychology at Missouri before his 2003 retirement. Stetson with his movement into what he
Stetson, participating in the Debate Team, A General Business major at Stetson, he calls “deeply satisfying work.”
where she was a state finalist; and the served as president of the student body, Dr. Schneider graduated magna cum
Forensics Team, where she was a national Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Junior laude in Chemistry from Stetson. President
finalist. Fluent in Spanish, she also studied Class. Active in Scabbard and Blade, a of his freshman, sophomore and junior
at the University of Madrid and lived and national military honor society for ROTC classes, he headed the entire student body
worked in cadet officers, he was also named an as a senior. He was also president of the
Spain for two Outstanding Senior and selected for Wesley Foundation, and a member of
years after “Who’s Who Omicron Delta Kappa, the Men’s Judiciary
graduation. in American Council and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Before going to Colleges and He earned his M.D. degree from
law school, she Universities.” Vanderbilt University
worked as a Now a School of Medicine,
photo editor for member of then did further work at
several magazines, including Time, Vanity the Stetson the University of Florida
Fair, Forbes and Rolling Stone. University and Emory University. A
In 1992, she graduated summa cum Board of Diplomate of the
laude from the University of Miami School Trustees, he American Board of
of Law, where she was editor for research is a Challenger Scholarship donor and Plastic Surgery and a
and writing at the Law Review, held a full Stetson Society member, and has estab- Fellow of the American
scholarship, was a member of the Order of lished annual and endowed scholarship College of Surgeons, Dr. Schneider prac-
the Coif and named a Public Interest funds to assist students who wish to attend ticed plastic surgery for 23 years in Knox-
Fellow. Stetson. He also is a generous supporter of ville, Tenn., where he was chief of surgery
She now serves as legal advisor to the Stetson’s Gillespie Museum of Minerals. He at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, feels his Stetson education contributed and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
providing technical legal assistance on law greatly to his success. President of the Knoxville Surgical
reform activities in developing countries, In 1966, he began his career as a partner Society, he also headed the Tennessee
including the Balkans, Central and Eastern in the newly formed Southeastern Manu- Society of Plastic and Reconstructive
Europe, and Honduras. Her governmental facturing Company, or SEMCO, in Ocala. Surgeons for two years. He and his wife, the
work includes serving as associate general In 1973, he formed Florida Pak to produce former Rebecca Phillips, a 1967 Stetson
counsel to the Peace Corps and as clerk to a Dow Chemical-franchised packing graduate, have three grown sons. He spent
a judge on the Federal Court of Appeals for material called ‘loose fill peanuts’ for fragile several years on the board of directors of
the Fourth Circuit. In private practice, she items. Both companies were sold to the American Cancer Society in Knox
engaged in multi-party complex litigation Clairson International Corporation in 1985, County and coached youth baseball for
and provided advice on regulatory compli- but he continued as president of the seven seasons.
ance at the law firm of Shea & Gardner. packaging division. Four years later, he In 1992, he began volunteering with
Active in her community, she serves on bought back SEMCO, which grew steadily Interplast, a non-profit group providing free
the board of directors of CrisisLink of until its sale in 1994 to Leggett & Platt reconstructive plastic surgery in developing
Arlington, Va.; has volunteered with Company of Missouri, a Fortune 500 countries. Leaving private practice in 1999,
Habitat for Humanity and Everybody Wins, company. he now serves as Interplast’s chief medical
both in Washington, D.C.; and served as a He is a past president of the Exchange officer, planning and coordinating medical
counselor on women’s issues in Florida and Club of Ocala and has served on several services on three continents.
New York City. committees of the Ocala Chamber of
Commerce. He is an avid outdoorsman and
scuba diver, as well as a licensed pilot.
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tion in North Haven. Joseph T. O’Leary
Jr., North Grafton, Mass., was named
senior vice president and market leader of
Sovereign Bank’s corporate banking
development group based in Boston. He is
Craig Crawford, ’78, JD ’81 he also serves on the editorial board of
responsible for coordinating the bank’s
the International Journal of Intelligence and
Counterintelligence. middle- and upper-middle-market business
. Craig Crawford, a journalist and development activities in Massachusetts,
His books include The New Face of
attorney whose broad background and Connecticut and New Hampshire. He also
War (2003), Best Truth:
wide political experience give depth to oversees the development of the sales
Intelligence in the Information
the analysis he provides regularly to culture for commercial and specialized
Age (2000), and The Need to
several national news outlets, is a columnist lending in those markets, and manages the
Know: Covert Action and
for Congressional Quarterly in sales MIS system and special initiatives for
American Democracy (1992).
Washington, D.C. His non- the corporate banking division in New
He writes frequently for the
partisan column, “White House England.
New York Times, Washington
Trail Mix,” focused on the 2004
Post, and Wall Street Journal,
Presidential race and appeared ’84
and is a contributing editor for the
weekly in CQ Today, which Candace Hall Doughty, Kennesaw, Ga., is
Foreign Policy Research Institute journal,
provides current news on legislative and a business manager for Kennesaw State
public policy activities on Capitol Hill. He University.
Dr. Berkowitz earned degrees in both
also serves as a news analyst for MSNBC,
Political Science and Psychology from
CNBC and “The Early Show” on CBS. ’85
Stetson, and a master’s degree and
From 1997 to 2003, he ran The Hotline, a William C. Bredbenner, Brandon, has
doctorate from the University of
daily online political briefing published by joined Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Hudson,
Rochester. He began his career at the
the National Journal Group. Previously he as director of development. He is respon-
Central Intelligence Agency and served
covered law and politics for the Orlando sible for directing the agency’s $1.4 million
on the staff of the Senate Select
Sentinel and was the newspaper’s Washing- annual fund development program in
Committee on Intelligence.
ton bureau chief from 1989 to 1997. Before addition to a $3 million capital campaign to
He received an Eisenhower Fellowship
becoming a journalist, he worked on the build Hospice care centers in the Pasco
from the Eisenhower Memorial
John Glenn presidential primary campaign County area. He is also the foundation
Foundation in 1979, the Frederick
and the Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro trustee for the Florida District of Kiwanis
Thomas Fellowship from the retired
general election campaign. International and the organization’s past
diplomatic and consular officers’ group in
He earned a degree in Political Science president and lieutenant governor. Addi-
1980, and was a National Fellow at the
from Stetson and a law degree from tionally, he serves as council president and
Hoover Institution from 1983-84. In
Stetson’s College of Law. As an under- member of Apostles Lutheran Church.
1985-86, he was both an International
graduate, he worked in the White House Forrest ‘Lee’ Daniels III, Pleasantville,
Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign
press office for President Jimmy Carter N.Y., is vice president, equity research, at
Relations and a Visiting Fellow at the
while attending Stetson’s Washington Blaylock and Partners in New York. Alan I.
Brookings Institution. In 2001-02, he
Semester program at American University. Gaylord, DeLand, is a chaplain for Hospice
was the first Sherman Kent Scholar in
He practiced law in Orlando until 1984 and of Volusia/Flagler in Port Orange.
Residence at the CIA’s Sherman Kent
remains a member of the Florida Bar.
Center for Analysis.
Bruce Berkowitz ’76 Stacey Martin Avrit, Smithfield, Va., is a
NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT, AUTHOR senior international tax accountant for
r. Bruce Berkowitz, an expert in Exxon Mobil Corporation. Timothy Quinn
national security affairs and the DeSantis, Miami, is an assistant professor
impact of technology on politics of clinical OB/GYN at the University of
and policy, serves as a research fellow at
Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Stetson Miami. Stephen M. Richards, El Paso,
Texas, is an instructor for the U.S. Army at
He has been a consultant to the Depart- Fort Bliss. Carl Milton Roeder, Safety
ment of Defense and the intelligence Harbor, was Wells Fargo’s top commercial
community, and frequently lectures on real estate lender for the eastern coast of
national security issues at the National the United States and was honored with
Defense University. A member of the the bank’s “Golden Spoke” award. Helena
Council on Foreign Relations since 1990, (Continued p. 23)
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Joanne Rundle Gordon ’91 and husband Shannon Bernhardt Baughn ’96 and
Robert, twin girls Kailee Mackenzie and husband Craig, a daughter Trinity
Cassidy Cecilia, July 23, 2003. Kathryn, February 17, 2002.
Dianna Seithel Newman ’91 and husband Cathy Howe Glass ’96 and husband Rod, a
Todd, a son Eathan Patrick, son Rodney Allen Glass Jr., February 25,
November 17, 2003. 1996, and a son Ritchie Lee,
Brian David Ray ’91 and wife Shannon, a November 15, 2000.
son David Q., March 29, 2004. Ryan William Gladieux ’97 and wife
Karen Cerasa Dotson ’92 and husband Eric, Brittany, a son Mason Ryan, March 20,
twin sons Alexander John and Colin 2004.
Donald, September 20, 2003. Heidi Craft Curry ’98 and husband Dahl
Mary Ann Unrein Skibbe ’84 and husband Yvonne Sanchez Englund ’92 and husband ’99, a son Trevor J., August 21, 2003.
Joel, a son Joel Daniel Jr., December 19, Paul, a son Benjamin Camp, July 1, Melissa This Hufford ’98 and husband
2002. 2003. Matthew, a daughter Emma Brianne,
Shannon Ajluni Cupp ’85 and husband Jennifer Meier McCarthy ’92 and husband September 27, 2003.
Casey, a daughter Elizabeth Kathryn, Blane ’92, a son Jonah Brendan, Jo Ann Kissel ’98 and husband Eric ’98, a
April 22, 2001, and a daughter Kyra December 5, 2002. son Ryan Joseph, April 27, 2004.
Mae, October 26, 2002. Jody Felson Murphy ’92 and husband Lara Thompson Lee ’98 and husband,
Christine Madden Viegas ’86 and husband Graham, a daughter Emily Morgan, Gregory ’96, a son Parker Davidson,
Godfrey, a daughter Adrianna Isabella, August 4, 2003. February 9, 2004.
May 17, 2003. They also have two other Jennifer McLean Stadelmeyer ’92 and Cheryl L. Patton-Serrano ’98 and husband
daughters Victoria Louise, July 4, 1994, husband William, a son Noah William, Eli II ’99, a son Eli Samuel III, May 1,
and Alexandria Christine, October 20, September 1, 2001. 2003.
1997, and son Tristan Charles, Charles Ernest Wright ’93 and wife Lisa, a Kristin Henschel Woolard ’98 and husband
September 18, 2001. daughter Sydney McCoy, October 17, David, a son Wesley Livingston, Decem-
Holly Forman-Kavanagh ’87 and husband 2003. ber 7, 2003.
Michael, a son Conor James, Tricia Wentzel Ballingall ’94 and husband Robin Caldwell Bradley ’99 and husband
December 6, 2002. William, a son Connor Joshua, Devin Bruce ’99, a son Robert Payne,
Brian Keith McCormick ’88 and wife Kelly, September 10, 2003. June 13, 2003.
a daughter Lauren Elizabeth, December Diane Long Nguyen ’94 and husband Chi, a Tiffany Kechler Liashek ’99 and husband
26, 2000. daughter Lauren Elizabeth, March 4, Peter ’00, a son Peter James Jr., Septem-
Laura Janeczko Garguilo ’89, and husband 2002. ber 2, 2003.
Michael, ’89, a son Eric Michael, June 2, Sharon Sturgis Tonjes ’94 and husband Courtney Parnell Whittaker ’99 and
2003. Stephen, an adopted newborn son Isaac husband Andrew ’97, a daughter
Deborah Eileen Sledge ’89 and husband Stephen, May 7, 2002, with the adop- Caroline Dole, May 13, 2004.
Larry, a son Garrett Lawrence, tion finalized on June 6, 2002. Jeannie Elledge Collins ’00 and husband
February 13, 2004. Katherine Zaner Williams ’94 and husband Ashley ’99, a daughter Hayden Grace,
Heather McDonald Kolinsky ’90 and James, a son Matthew Miller, May 22, December 1, 2002.
husband Paul, a son Luke James, July 18, 2003.
2003. Steven W. Zachem ’94 and wife Paula, a Grandchildren:
Donna Smith McCalman ’90 and husband son Robert Charles, January 25, 2004. Diane Bethea Steele ’65 and husband
Mark, a son Micah Graham, January 7, Lois Bass Sharpe ’95, and husband Jason, a Kenneth ’66, a grandson Timothy Brian
2004. daughter McKenzi, November 25, 2001, Steele, December 7, 2001.
Amanda Keiper Buel ’91 and husband and a daughter Kaci, April 19, 2003. Deborah Plemmons Piper ’73 and husband
Rudy, a son Alexander Charles, July 31, Kelli Morgan Sipprell ’95 and husband Jim, a grandson Alexander James Piper,
2003. Steven, a daughter Morgan Anne, December 19, 1999, and a grandson
Douglas Edward Clemmer ’91 and wife May 27, 2003. Sydney Nance Piper, November 18,
Kelly, a son Ethan Douglas, April 10, Christopher Lee Balmer ’96 and wife 2003.
2004. Shannon, twins—a son Cole Christo-
Carolyn Nordman Giamportone ’91 and pher and a daughter Shelby Catherine,
husband Ross, a son Sean Ross, February 11, 2003.
December 9, 2003.
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(Continued from p. 21) She will serve as a senior leader for commu- ’90
M. Strauch, Dayton, Ohio, is an account nity and civic activities in these counties, Heather McDonald Kolinsky, Orlando, is
executive for WCH Marketing. Kelly S. and will continue in her position as a an attorney with the law offices of Steven
Teets, Loxahatchee, is a replenishment commercial banking client manager. M. Fahlgren. Brian Patrick Nolan,
manager for A. Duda & Sons Inc. in Alonzo Williams III, Jacksonville, teaches Redmond, Wash., was deployed to Iraq
Wellington. choir at Mandarin High School. with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
and has recently returned to the U.S.
Suzanne Eileen Forbes, Daytona Beach, Carson Melvin Baker, Brooklyn, N.Y., a ’91
recently attended the American Institute of former voice student at Stetson University, Kevin Sean Brevik, Plant City, is a teacher
Central Public Accountants (AICPA)/ is self-employed as a performing artist. with the Hillsborough County Schools in
Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing David Lee Finkle, DeLand, a language arts Lithia. He is also a bi-vocational singles
International (CAM-I) Management teacher at Southwestern Middle School, minister at First Baptist Church of Plant
Advanced Practices Symposium. She is a was one of 67 nominees for 2004 Volusia City. John Howard Dickson, Tallahassee,
member of the American Institute of County Schools Teacher of the Year. is a governmental analyst in the Executive
Certified Public Accountants, Florida Michael S. Foster, Marlborough, Mass., is Office of the Governor in Tallahassee.
Institute of Certified Public Accountants, dean of residential life for Hillside School. Dawn N. Farmer, Port Orange, is a
Government Finance Officers’ Association Michael A. Garguilo, The Woodlands, kindergarten teacher at Samsula Elemen-
and Florida Government Finance Officers’ Texas, is president and chief operating tary School and was nominated for Volusia
Association, and serves on the Stetson officer for Brown & Brown Inc. He has County Schools Teacher of the Year. Jeffrey
University School of Business Accounting three children, Eric (1), Alissa (5) and Scott Love, Cumming, Ga., is a director of
and Information Systems Advisory Board. Daniel (2 l/2). Christopher Ray Lovett, sales for the NCR Corporation in Duluth.
Melinda Abigail Kennedy, Pompano Apopka, works in sales training for Holly Ann Mier, Deerfield Beach, is a
Beach, is the owner of Canadian Medical Gehegan & Associates in San Diego, Calif. financial institutions marketing manager for
Services in Fort Lauderdale. Renee InterFirst division of ABN AMRO in
Deborah Lean, Greenville, S.C., is a sales Sunrise. James Daniel Payer, Surfside, is a
and marketing representative for the South (Continued p. 24)
Carolina Education Lottery. Jeffrey Hall
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(Continued from p. 23) ’95
senior partner for Payer and Twombly, P .A., Online Giving Catherine Hileman Boucher, Brandon, is
in Miami. Anne-Marie Salamone, Parma, _________ a branch manager for Premier Mortgage
Ohio, is a manager of accounting controls Funding Inc. Jane Erin Fleming, Philadel-
Alumni and friends may now
for the Cole National Corporation in phia, Pa., has joined The Young Democrats
make a gift to Stetson University
Twinsburg. Scott Edward Snedeker, of America as executive director. She has a
online. Please visit
Wilson, N.C., is an operational risk analyst broad range of experience in political,
for BB&T. Ricardo Rafael Torres, Alexan- www.stetson.edu/give nonprofit and corporate fields. She also is
dria, Va., resigned his commission in 2003 continuing to help with the Young Voter
to support Stetson through a
after spending 12 years in the U.S. Army. Alliance. Holly Elizabeth Ingram, Austin,
personal contribution. Our
He has graduated from the FBI Academy Texas, is a school counselor for the Austin
online gift form is easy to use
and is working in Philadelphia, Pa. Independent School District. John
and completely secure.
Theodore Mueller, Newnan, Ga., is a
’92 financial advisor for Bank of America in
Rachel Hoffman Beck, San Antonio, Atlanta. Lois Bass Sharpe, Winter Haven,
Texas, is doing advanced medical training Elementary, was nominated for Volusia and her husband are both helicopter pilots
in cardiology. Yvonne Sanchez Englund, County Schools Outstanding Teacher of who were stationed in Tikrit, Iraq.
Hollywood, is the development manager for the Year Award. Brian Michael Motycka,
Sheridan House Family Ministries in Fort Jacksonville, is a specialty territory manager ’96
Lauderdale. Denise Karachuk Feikema, for Sanofi Synthelabo. Claudia Phillips John Tolbert Baucom, Daytona Beach, is a
Windham, Conn., is working on her Pamperin, Indian Trail, N.C., is an attorney district supervisor for Middleton Lawn and
doctoral degree in English at the University for The Pamperin Law Firm. Michele Lee Pest Control in South Daytona. Glenda
of Connecticut in Storrs. Sherry Gibson, Taylor Torres, Alexandria, Va., graduated Charak Daughtery, Lakeland, is an
West Palm Beach, received her doctorate in from George Washington University Law application specialist for SunGard HTE Inc.
leadership education from Barry University School with highest honors in 2003 and in Lake Mary. Stephanie Lynn Friese,
in Miami in May 2003. She is a district- joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering, LLP in Atlanta, Ga., is managing partner of the
level administrator with the Palm Beach Washington, D.C., as an associate. As a Friese Law Firm. She received the 2002
County School District. Jody Felson member of the firm’s Securities Practice New Member of the Year Award from
Murphy, Orlando, owns a marketing Group, she advises public companies and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
company, Barnett & Murphy Inc., which individuals regarding compliance with in Atlanta. Sharon Perkins Full, Poland,
opened in January 2003. Lauren Baker federal securities laws. She also has Ohio, received her MFA degree in Writing
Murray, Evans, Colo., is an instructor of represented clients in enforcement inquiries from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.,
oboe at the University of Northern Colo- before the Securities and Exchange in October 2003. Cathy Howe Glass,
rado. She and her husband Rob, a trumpet Commission. McAlpin, is a sales director for Pampered
professor, will perform recitals throughout Chef. Gregory Davidson Lee, Orlando, is
the U.S. as a duo called Harmonie del Sur. ’94 general manager of land acquisition and
Jennifer McLean Stadelmeyer, Miami, is a David Augustus Alvin, Minot, N.C., is an development for Jordan Edventures, LLC,
music teacher for the Miami-Dade County office manager for Fast Cash. John Robert Winter Springs. Nancy Pingree-Pahel,
Public Schools. Murphy, Crofton, Md., is president of Durham, N.C., is a study coordinator/senior
Summit Abstracts Inc. in Upper Marlboro data technician at Duke University in the
’93 and president of Abstract Associates Inc. in Department of Medicine, Center for Aging.
Christopher John Ferguson, Houston, Upper Marlboro and Annapolis. Michael James Timothy Rybinski, DeLand, is a
Texas, is an assistant professor of Psychol- Earl Sabine, McDonough, Ga., is a division chiropractor/clinic director for DeLand
ogy at the University of Wisconsin, director for human and community services Chiropractic. He graduated with a Doctor
Whitewater. He received his doctorate in for Henry County government. Noreen of Chiropractic degree in September 2001
Clinical Psychology from UCF. Daniel Yorel Seacrist Stuart, Edgewater, is a certified from Life University in Marietta, Ga. Kim
Glunt, San Francisco, Calif., is CEO of Fort Feng Shui instructor and a lecturer. Sharon Marie Whitaker, Hollywood, is a graduate
Point Insurance, a company he founded Sturgis Tonjes, DeLand, is a weekend student at Florida Atlantic University
and launched in August 2003. Michael supervisor for the Stetson University Music working on her master’s degree in Educa-
Shawn Lewis, New York City, actor, Library. Rebecca Eskolin Vignau, Miami, tion.
performed in the Seaside Music Theatre is a music teacher for Dade County Public
production of “Oklahoma” in June 2003 as Schools. George Brian Waller, Lakeland, is ’97
“Curly.” He earned his master’s degree in president of Waller Construction Inc. Anastasia M. Picras-Bergen, Jacksonville,
music at the New England Conservatory Katherine Zaner Williams, Anderson, is a statistician for Vistakon, J&J. James G.
after studying opera at Stetson University. S.C., is a director of career events for Vickaryous, Sanford, is a lawyer for James
Lisa Neitzey Mellinger, Port Orange, a Clemson University and works part-time for G. Vickaryous, P .A., in Lake Mary.
third-grade teacher for Spruce Creek her husband, Jamie.
24 ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
Vanessa Francoise Carbone, Boca Raton, for Morgan Marshall Inc. in Chicago American Cancer Society, Volusia/Flagler
is a senior accountant, international, for Heights. Jason Deran Paulk, Norman, Area in Daytona Beach. Sharon P.
Implant Innovations Inc. in Palm Beach Okla., is a graduate fellow at the University Fourakre, Ocala, has her own business,
Gardens. Erin Hinkle Davis, Orlando, of Oklahoma. . .A.
Sharon P Fourakre, C.P Melissa This
participated in the 2003 Real World Panel Hufford, Sanford, is an accounting
Networking Event at Stetson. She dis- ’98 assistant for Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA.
cussed her job-search and grad school Akel Karim Akel, Wauwatosa, Wis., is a Lori Francis Kehler, Nashville, Tenn., is an
success and failures. Sean Christopher manager of finance for GE Healthcare in optometrist at Vanderbilt University,
Dunn, Tavares, is a broker/owner of Dunn Milwaukee. Jean Bonnici Allender, Department of Ophthalmology. David
Realty Inc. Kristy Miller Forare, DeLand, Oviedo, was inducted into Stetson Irwin LaRocque, Manchester, Conn., is an
is a therapist for The House Next Door. University’s Sports Hall of Fame during information specialist for EDS (Electronic
Jennifer McGrew Kelly, Atlanta, Ga., is an Stetson Weekend 2004. Vanessa Data Systems) in Hartford. Sabrina Lou
account executive for Eric Mower and Schneider-Christians Arndt, Lutz, is a Mandese, Largo, is a DBA/web developer
Associates. Holly Kristen Keris, Jackson- senior accountant-research for Moffitt for duPont Registry in St. Petersburg.
ville, is an assistant curator for The Cancer Center. Robert George Bedford, Patrick Andrew Meko, St. Louis, Mo.,
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Tucson, Ariz., successfully defended his completed his first year of studies at
Darby Shands Lane, Marietta, Ga., is a dissertation last fall at the University of Washington University’s School of Medi-
controller for Abrams Industries (ABRI) in Arizona in Tucson and now has his Ph.D. cine. Nathan Michael Miller, Indianapolis,
Atlanta. Robert Albert Mervine, Eugene, Katee Kramer Cooper, Orlando, is a Ind., passed the Indiana Bar exam and is an
Ore., returned to Florida in August 2003, corporate recruiter for the Kirchman associate attorney at Miller Muller
to run the North County Aquatic Center Corporation in Altamonte Springs. Daniel Mendelson & Kennedy. In January, he
near Sebastian. He will take over Indian Evan Davis, Orlando, participated in the began writing a monthly sports column for
River County’s $1.8 million pool complex – 2003 Real World Panel Networking Event Indy Men’s Magazine. Kevin Ronald
an Olympic-size competition pool and a at Stetson. Following the panel discussion, Nicholson, Vancouver, BC, was inducted
7,000-square-foot family activity pool – in an informal networking event was held. into Stetson University’s Sports Hall of
North County Regional Park. Paul Michael Shannon Patterson Del Valle, Edgewater, Fame during Stetson Weekend 2004. Payal
Natale Jr., Chicago, Ill., is a senior planner is a community representative for the Mathur Rasquinha, Naples, is an attorney
with Greenberg Traurig.
(Continued p. 29)
’20s Damaris (Dee) H. Rutledge ’47 Carol Burnette Wahlstad ’60
Dorothy Douglass Dickey ’24 Marguerite Thomas Coats ’48 Marjorie McGregor Miller ’61
Nathaniel J. Orr ’48 Yvonne Wilby Liming ’64
’30s Warren B. Wall ’48 Myrna Blanton L’Heureux ’64
Clara-Louise Robertson Keech Yancey ’30 Herbert Lee Weller Sr. ’48 Jay Walton McGaffin ’64
Lela Brown Brennecke ’31 William D. Geer ’49, ’50 William Lawrence Cypress ’65
David B. Legters ’31 Lawrence S. Hartsfield II ’65
Elizabeth West Clifton ’36 ’50s Jane Byerts Jones ’69
Elizabeth Stover Keith ’36 Ronald Philip Mathews ’50
Evelyn Cox Phenicie ’38 Edward M. Straner ’50 ’70s
Harry C. Panos Jr. ’51 John Patrick Grierson ’70
’40s Clarence B. Hughes Jr. ’52 Patty Hamilton Lee ’75
J. Winfield Ackerman ’41 John N. Sims ’52 Logan E. Owen ’79
William McClure Davis ’41 Joanne Reeves Thames ’52 Richard Patino ’79
Jesse Lester Greene ’41 Suzanne Katherine Blow ’53
Charles O. Kummer ’41 Joy Lewis Winans ’53 ’80s
Virginia Trieste Roche ’41 James L. Young ’54 James Duncan Boyd ’80
Mary Lou Brandon Christie ’42 Edna Higginbotham Todd ’57 Barbara Saudo Yarrington ’85
Mary Smith Lancaster ’43 Suzanne Webster Wise ’57 Russell Lee Benuche II ’86
Rosamond A. Pope ’44 Marion W. Avary ’58 Libby Threlkel Ray ’88
Mildred Cosson Dixon ’45
Lillian McClement Kelley ’45
George W. Palmer Sr. ’59 ’90s
Emily West Mondrach ’45 ’60s Matthew Philippe Dwiel ’93
Francis E. Rowell ’46 Jon S. McKibben ’60
Miriam L. Ragsdale ’47 Virginia Walker Taylor ’60
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President Greek Legacy Cup Results
Michael Fronk Congratulations to Alpha Xi Delta and Pi Kappa
presents the Phi, photos above, who won this year’s Greek
Stetson Society Legacy Cup at Stetson Weekend. The Greek
check totaling Legacy Cup is awarded to the sorority and frater-
$410,000 to nity that have the highest alumni gift participation
President Lee, by Stetson Weekend. Remember—gifts of all
representing sizes help increase your fraternity or sorority’s
future estate gifts chance of winning the coveted Legacy Cup. Make
from the reunion your gift today, and your sorority or fraternity
classes of 1954 could win at Stetson Weekend 2005, April 1-3.
Kudos also go to the Class of 1979, above, that won the award
for the most dollars raised—totaling almost $45,000.
Congratulations to the Class of 1954 that received
awards for highest alumni gift participation and most
class members returning for Stetson Weekend.
28 ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
(Continued from p. 25) Loyola University Law School in New Stetson Weekend 2004. Amanda Jean
’99 Orleans in 2002 and her LL.M. degree in Sharkey, Miami, is an associate attorney
Christine Nixon Antal, Dunedin, is a Environmental law from George Washing- with Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, P .A. She
teacher at Belcher Elementary School. ton Law School in Washington, D.C. received her Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude,
W. Marie Bacon Appling, Tallahassee, was recently. She attended George Washington from the University of Miami School of
accepted into Florida State University’s Law School on the Randolph C. Shaw Law in May 2002. Jonathan R. Williams,
Information Studies graduate program. She Fellowship and worked as a research Tampa, is an IT manager for
is on the Master’s Degree-Media Specialist assistant for the director of the environ- PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Keith Alfred
Combination track. Tarah Nicole mental law program. She is currently Wood, Palm City, is a state lobbyist for the
Ausburn, Phoenix, Ariz., is a teacher for working at the Environmental Protection National Rifle Association. He received his
the Roosevelt School District. Laurie Agency in the Office of Planning, Policy J.D. from the Florida State University
Guenther Burris, Jacksonville, is a physical Analysis and Communication. Kimberly College of Law.
therapist for Avante in Jacksonville Beach. Jane Hutcherson, Pierson, is a third-grade
She received her Master of Physical teacher at Seville Public School who was ’00
Therapy degree from the University of St. nominated for Volusia County Schools Rachel Lucia DiCaro, Winter Park,
Augustine in September 2001 and her Teacher of the Year Award. Stephanie Margaret Painter Godwin, Ovideo, and
Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in Lynn Miller, Fort Pierce, is an accounting Lauren Michelle Goodman, Jacksonville,
January 2002. Ashley Benton Collins, manager at Harbor Federal Savings Bank. participated in the 2003 Real World Panel
Jacksonville, has started Collins Builders, Jennifer Nicole Novarro, Palm Harbor, is Networking Event at Stetson, discussing
LLC, after more than three years of an eligibility specialist for MedAssist in their job search and graduate school
working in the home building business Largo. Kristen Blanchfield Raymond, success and failures. Sarah Elizabeth
industry. He is the CEO of the Jacksonville- DeLand, is a varying exceptionalities Evanson, Lake Mary, is a language arts
based residential home building company. teacher at Woodward Avenue Elementary, teacher at Galaxy Middle School and was
Jerra Dee Fortner, Charlotte, N.C. was and was nominated for Volusia County nominated for Volusia County Schools
promoted to assistant vice president for Schools Teacher of the Year Award. Teacher of the Year. Elizabeth Maresca
Wachovia Securities Inc. in the Capital Maureen Modarres Rhoads, Ormond Fine, New Port Richey, is relocating to
Finance division. Christopher Allen Beach, and Kristy Leigh Thomson, Hampton Roads, Va., to teach elementary
Griffin, Edgewood, Ky., has Tampa, participated in the 2003 Real World school music. Michael Poole Mannino,
joined the firm of Graydon Panel Networking Event at Stetson. Tracey Clearwater, is the president of M&P Sports
Head & Ritchey, LLP in , Jean Robinson, Coconut Creek, is a Corporation. Charisse Marie Rosier,
the Cincinnati office as an marketing relationships coordinator for Austin, Texas, is a project engineer for
associate in the commercial Immuno Laboratories in Fort Lauderdale. International Sematech Manufacturing
real estate client service Jennifer Carole Ross, Fernandina Beach, is Initiative. Erin Patricia Scarbeau, Arling-
department. He recently a financial center manager for BB&T. She ton, Va., is an executive assistant for the
finished a clerkship with Griffin is a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Alliance for Justice in Washington, D.C.
Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Chorus and a past member of the Amelia
Kovachevich at the U.S. District Court in Island Chorale Inc. Eli Samuel Serrano II, ’01
Tampa. Autumn Snyder Harrell, Arling- Woodbridge, Va., was inducted into Stetson Amy Michelle Barton, Cape Coral, and
ton, Va., received her Juris Doctorate from University’s Sports Hall of Fame during John Politano, Port Orange, participated in
the 2003 Real World Panel Networking
Event at Stetson. Charles Everette Beale
Young Alumni Jr., Dublin, Ga., was inducted into Stetson
University’s Sports Hall of Fame during
Stetson Weekend 2004. Alyson Conway
Stetson graduates from the Clemens, Wellington, is a sales manager for
last 15 years enjoy the Burdines. Michelle Linn Couch, Palm Bay,
opportunity to connect and is a music teacher for Covenant Christian
network with other recent School. Glenn Austin Green, Kennedy
graduates at young alumni
Town, Hong Kong, is a sales executive for
events throughout the year.
Pictured are Susie Germer Speed Fair Co. Ltd. in Causeway Bay.
‘00, Aaron Anderson ‘02, Marla Hottle Hoey, Leesburg, is a band
MACC ’03, Jack White ‘01, director at Oak Park Middle School.
Michelle Dietze ‘03, Kim- Matthew Nicholas Katsolis, Flagler Beach,
berly Bruno Dillon ‘92 and
is a partner/production manager for
Kelly Robbins White ‘03 at a
young alumni event held at
Sharkinetics Multi-Media Studio. In 2004,
the Daytona Ale House. Sharkinetics released its first full-length
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Nerissa Lovell Johnson, Tampa, is a Patrick Robins, Winter Springs, a trom-
graphic designer for SCI-INFO. Kendra bonist, performed Alexandre Gilmant’s
Lynn Koivu, Merritt Island, received a “Morceau symphonique” at the Stetson
fellowship from Northwestern University in University Symphonic Band performance in
Chicago to complete a doctorate in Elizabeth Hall in April. Jared Alexander
Political Science. Kristen Jean Lagor, Rose, New Port Richey, recently graduated
Tampa, is a medical student at the Univer- from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training
sity of South Florida College of Medicine. Center in Cape May, N.J. Lauren Cullivan
Beckie Boehm Moyer, DeLand, is a Steiert, Poinciana, is a writing resource
computer programmer for NASCAR in specialist at
Daytona Beach. Gabriela Nudelman, Kissimmee
Graduating Senior Cookout
Coral Springs, was accepted in the master Elementary
The Alumni Relations office welcomed all of science program in Nutrition at Boston School. She was
graduating students at its annual cookout University and will begin classes in the fall. awarded the
behind the Meadows Alumni House on Justin Eugene Parnell, Atlanta, Ga., is an Disney
reading day this year. Members of the class MBA student at Emory University’s Teacheriffic Award
of 2004, pictured here—Kate Love, Greg
Goizueta Business School. He is working in 2003, for
LeFils, Valerie Fischer, Jamie Collyer and
Beth Reddish—enjoyed dinner from Brian’s this summer at Unilever in Englewood leadership and
Steiert and Mickey
Bar-B-Q and music provided by DJ Nguyen- Cliffs, N.J., as a brand manager for excellence in
Vu Dinh ’06. Hellman’s (dressings segment) brand. education, and the Special Judges’ Award
Robert Morgan Pile, Tampa, is a managing for her implementation of a school-wide
movie sponsored by the Eastern Surfing partner for Redhead Financial Group. student publishing project. She is a Na-
Association and Surfing Magazine. Kendra Rachelle Dujon Ramsey, Altamonte tional Board Certified Teacher in English.
Legendre, Edgewater, is a biology and Springs, is an administrative assistant for Kathryn Shelby Taylor, DeLand, is an
drama teacher at New Smyrna Beach High Berman, Hopkins & Moss, CPA, LLC in exercise specialist for the County of Volusia.
School. Edward George Nabhan, Winter Park. Jessica Anne Stineman, Andrew O’Brien Vogel, Greenville, S.C., is
Princeton, N.J., received a Master of Sanford, is a corporate account representa- a technical recruiter for Aerotek Inc.
Divinity degree from Princeton Theological tive for CareerBuilder in Lake Mary. Carlos
Seminary in May. He has accepted a Alberto Velez, Cincinnati, Ohio, is ’04
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