Class notes December 2017



Dale Brumfield (B.F.A.’82/A; M.F.A.’15/H&S) published “Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History.” The book delves into the 190-year history of the prison, designed by Thomas Jefferson, which set the standard for the future American prison system.

Jamie Olson** (B.S.’84/H&S) is a clinical specialist/intensive foster care and clinical services manager at the South Carolina Department of Social Services.


Patricia Crocker** (M.S.’95/H&S) retired after 34 years of teaching math. She most recently was an associate professor of mathematics at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Va., where she worked for 11 years.


Gonzalo Aida (B.A.’11/H&S) began working in October 2016 for NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. in the organization’s public and government affairs department.

Christine Stoddard (B.A.’12/A; B.A.’12/H&S; Cert.’12/B) was named the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center summer artist-in-residence. During her residency in Dowell, Md., Stoddard will create recycled collage artworks depicting Chesapeake wildlife that will be on display for guests of the Smithsonian-affiliated center year-round.


Katie Bowman (M.S.’16/H&S) married Alvin Palmer on Oct. 16, 2016, and started the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Lynchburg College in June 2017.


Chelsea Greer, Ph.D. (M.S.’11/H&S; Ph.D.’14/H&S), and her husband welcomed their second daughter, Coralynn Juanita, in February 2017. The couple reports that Coralynn’s big sister, Cece, is happy in her new role. Greer spent this past year working as director of counseling services in the Wellness Center at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and returned to full-time teaching for the 2017-18 academic year.

** Life member of the alumni association