Class notes: October 2018



Anna Lou Schaberg** (B.S.’66/H&S; M.Ed.’70/E) was honored in the Richmond, Va., YWCA’s 2018 Outstanding Women Awards in the category of human relations and faith in action. The award recognized Schaberg for her work in seeking innovative solutions to community challenges in workforce development and meeting the needs of homeless youth and refugees.

Natalie Taylor (B.S.’61/H&S) is a married, retired social worker. She has two adult sons.



Lynn Burton (Cert.’74/HP; B.G.S.’85/H&S) retired in 2016.

Robert Deigh (B.S.’77/MC) published his second book, “Spark: The Complete Public Relations Guide for Small Business.” The book is used at colleges and universities around the country and as a guide for small and large companies. A former journalist, Deigh has won national writing awards.

Sally Gravely (B.S.’76/MC) retired after nearly 16 years at Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Va.

Darrell Griffin, M.D. (B.S.’71/H&S; M.D.’75/M), retired from the State of Florida University System in December 2015 after 10 years each on the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine and the Florida State University College of Medicine.

Jocelyn Henry-Whitehead, Ph.D. (B.S.’79/E; Cert.’06/E), is married to Robert Whitehead Sr. (B.S.’79/H&S).

Mark Mansfield (B.A.’77/H&S) lives in upstate New York and is the author of two collections of poetry, “Strangers Like You”  and “Soul Barker.” His poems have appeared in Bayou, Potomac Review, Star*Line and elsewhere. He was a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Barry Rose, M.D.** (B.S.’77/H&S; H.S.’91/M), was named one of the top anesthesiology doctors in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine.

Stephen Salyards (B.S.’78/H&S) retired after 33 years of service as a personnel research psychologist for the federal government.

Thomas Savage** (B.S.’78/MC) has closed his family law litigation office in Fredericksburg, Va., after 36 years and has semiretired to Colonial Beach, Va. He continues to represent children in abuse and neglect cases and serves at the district court level as a substitute judge for the 15th Circuit of Virginia.

Deborah Shaver (B.S.’79/H&S) retired as a supervisor in the Cytogenetics Laboratory in the VCU Health System in 2014 after 36 years of service.

Stephen Wisecarver (B.S.’79/H&S; M.Ed.’81/E) retired in 2017 and is building a house in Berryville, Va., and trying to find time to play golf.



Barry Bechtel (B.S.’82/H&S) enjoys playing the saxophone, photography and travel.

Elizabeth Porter Johnson** (B.A.’80/H&S) is on the board of directors of the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School Education Foundation and served as co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School 20th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser.

Pamela Knox, Ph.D. (M.S.’82/H&S; Ph.D.’85/H&S), retired from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in July 2018 and moved to Blacksburg, Va.

Harry Kollatz Jr. (B.A.’86/H&S) read from his forthcoming novel, “Carlisle Montgomery,” at the 2018 Richmond Lit Crawl. Primer Books, based in Sydney, will publish the book in late 2018.

Andrew “Cade” Martin (B.G.S.’89/H&S) opened Cade Martin Photography Studio in Jackson Ward in Richmond, Va., launching with a showing of his “Character, Not Characters” exhibit.

David Randolph Sr., M.D.** (B.S.’80/H&S; H.S.’86/M), was named one of the top sleep medicine specialists in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine.

David Rowles, M.D. (B.S.’87/H&S; M.D.’91/M), was named one of the top infectious diseases specialists in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine.



Charles Bennett (B.G.S.’91/H&S) retired Jan. 31 after 50 years in law enforcement, from the U.S. Justice Department, Criminal Division, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program as the program director in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

Stacey Cofield, Ph.D. (Cert.’98/H&S; Ph.D.’03/M), was awarded the 2018 University of Alabama at Birmingham President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Public Health at UAB. Cofield is associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics there. She used the award to establish the Dr. Al M. Best Biostatistics Teaching Award, a scholarship to support a biostatistics student interested in teaching, in honor of her mentor, Al M. Best, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’84/M).

Richard “Dickie” Cox III (B.G.S.’97/H&S; M.F.A.’03/A) is in the third year of a tenure-track professorship in the Department of Communication at Monmouth University. The university approved an interactive digital media graduate concentration that he designed.

Reginald Davenport (B.S.’92/H&S; M.T.’94/E) was promoted to the position of principal at Glen Allen (Va.) High School in August 2017, after serving as the associate principal there from 2010-17.

Chris Dovi (B.S.’97/MC) was featured in Style Weekly as one of the most powerful people in the field of education in the Richmond, Va., area. He is one of the founders of CodeVA, a teacher training program designed to increase student participation in high-school computer science opportunities, with a special emphasis on girls and minority students.

Colleen Ewing, Ph.D. (B.S.’91/H&S; M.B.A.’17/B), joined the Virginia Department of Veterans Services as director of the Virginia Veterans and Family Support Program.

Tiffany Flowers, Ph.D.** (B.S.’99/H&S; M.T.’99/E), was awarded tenure as assistant professor of education at Georgia State University Perimeter College in the Department of Cultural and Behavioral Sciences. Her research interests include African-American literacy development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, literature and traditional literacy.

Charles Glass, M.D.** (M.D.’98/M; H.S.’01/M), received the Yale School of Medicine’s Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching Ambulatory Care Internal Medicine to Medical Students for 2018. He opened a solo practice in internal medicine in Guilford, Conn., in 2009, and has taught students from both the Yale and Quinnipiac Schools of Medicine since. He competes in trail running races, and traveled to Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the World Master’s Mountain Running Championships and Bath, England, for a half-marathon in Cheddar Gorge. His eldest daughter is starting her sophomore year at Yale and is a student guide at the Yale University Art Gallery, writer for the Yale Daily News and captain of the water polo team. His younger daughter will be a junior at the Hopkins School and competes in equestrian events and produces stunning paintings. His wife, Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass (M.A.’99/A), is the collections data manager for the Yale Center for British Art. She travels the world on behalf of the museum and as a board member of C.I.D.O.C. and I.I.I.F., international museum organizations.

Melissa Kozloff (B.S.’90/H&S) was promoted to HR corporate recruiter at Pathways by Molina, a mental health service in Fredericksburg, Va.

Michael Perini, M.D. (M.S.’92/H&S), was named one of the top hospitalists in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine.

Amy Rose, M.D. (B.S.’90/H&S), was named one of the top general surgeons in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine.

Wayne Slough, Ph.D. (M.I.S.’93/H&S; Ph.D.’08/E), is associate professor of marketing in VCU’s School of Business.



Justin Beck (B.A.’05/H&S) is married and has a daughter.

Nathaniel Bull (M.S.’05/MC) is a senior art director at Pinckney Hugo Group, a full-service marketing communications firm.

Tamara Burdick (B.S.’03/MC) co-founded Firm Foundations Marketing Inc., a marketing consulting agency based out of Roanoke, Va., that works with churches, nonprofits and small businesses to craft and elevate their communications and marketing messages.

Jenna Campion (B.S.’06/H&S) became a business analyst for the state of Virginia in 2017, doing software testing for the Division of Consolidated Labs.

Rosalie Dech (B.A.’07/H&S) is a visitor experience ambassador for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Keith Dowler (B.S.’08/H&S; M.A.’09/GPA) is a certified emergency manager. He was promoted to system director of emergency management and business continuity with the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia.

Christen Duxbury (B.S.’08/MC) graduated in spring 2018 from the University of Virginia’s clinical nurse leadership program and works as a registered nurse in one of U.Va.’s ICUs.

Jennifer Ferrara (B.A.’07/H&S) was selected as one of the top 40 under 40 criminal defense trial lawyers in Virginia by the National Trial Lawyers for her work with the law office of W. Andrew Patzig in Chesapeake, Va.

Meghana Gowda, M.D. (B.S.’02/H&S; M.D.’06/M), was named one of the top urogynecologists in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine.

Thomas M. Hanna (B.A.’05/H&S; M.A.’07/H&S) is the author of “Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States.” He was involved, with other authors, in writing “Scaling Up the Cooperative Movement.” Hanna is also the author of “The Crisis Next Time: Planning for Public Ownership as an Alternative to Corporate Bank Bailouts” and more than 30 articles published in journals and newspapers, including The New York Times.

Anita Nadal (B.A.’05/H&S; Cert.’07/H&S), assistant professor of Spanish and Spanish instruction community liaison at VCU, was profiled in Richmond Magazine in connection with the Richmond, Va., community’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Melinda Penn, M.D. (B.S.’00/H&S), was named one of the top pediatric endocrinologists in the region for 2018 by Richmond Magazine. She received the most votes in her category.

Jentae Scott-Mayo (B.S.’07/H&S; M.Ed.’09/E) spoke at the 2018 American School Counselor Association annual conference in Los Angeles on “Planning Presentations with Pizzazz.”

Sharma Stancil (B.A.’08/H&S) has been reading, writing, drawing and painting. She is writing and publishing a series of action-adventure/urban fantasy novels.

Erin Wood, Ph.D. (B.S.’05/H&S; M.S.’07/H&S; Ph.D.’10/H&S), started a part-time J.D. program at North Carolina Central University in fall 2018. Wood also serves in a deputy title IX coordinator role at the university.



Garrett Atkinson (B.S.’13/En) is married to Katelyn Boone Atkinson (B.S.’14/H&S).

Garland Beasley, Ph.D. (M.A.’11/H&S), graduated with a Ph.D. in 18th-century British fiction from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in December 2017.

Fairouz Chibane, M.D. (B.S.’10/H&S; M.D.’17/M), received the Thomas R. Gadaez Intern of the Year Award at the Medical College of Georgia Department of Surgery.

Shira Lanyi (B.S.’18/H&S) was featured in Richmond Magazine for her shift from professional ballet dancer to doctor-in-training.

Jalisa Lynn (B.S.’14/MC) started a new job as marketing associate at George Washington University School of Business in March 2017 and a digital marketing graduate certificate program in January 2018. She launched her personal website,, in November 2017.

Emily Mitchell (B.A.’12/H&S) bounced around to a few entry-level academic library positions after graduating. In 2016 she got married and moved to southern Georgia, where she has been soaking up the culture and history of the First Coast. She and her spouse plan a move to California, where she hopes to go back to school and pursue a master’s in library science.

Austin Moore (B.S.’16/MC) is on air with a night show on Bob 93.3 and has been promoted to imaging director at Dick Broadcasting Company Inc.

Maya Simpkins (B.A.’14/H&S; Cert.’16/GPA; M.P.A.’18/GPA) received the Phillip G. Davies Graduate Student Presentation Award at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Ethnic Studies for her presentation, “Militarization of the Police: The Weakening of the Posse Comitatus Act by the 1981 Military Cooperation with Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies Act & Program 1033.”



Lauren McClellan Leulu (B.S.’14/MC) married Aaron Leulu (B.S.’14/B) on Oct. 1, 2016. She is a marketing manager at Third I, a D.C.-based data analytics consulting firm.


In memoriam


Peter D. Mills (B.S.’58/MC) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 30, 2018.



Herbert W. Appel (B.S.’64/H&S) of Sugar Land, Texas, July 10, 2018.

Anne B. Coffey (B.M.’64/A; B.G.S.’92/H&S) of Bachelor of Concord, Va., June 21, 2018.

Charlene T. Robey (B.S.’67/MC) of Richmond, Va., June 2, 2018.



Sheila C. Cover (B.S.’78/H&S) of North Chesterfield, Va., May 20, 2018.

Ronald W. Lloyd (B.S.’70/MC) of Glen Allen, Va., May 12, 2018.

Patrick M. Rankin (B.S.’73/H&S) of Chesterfield, Va., May 29, 2018.

Frederick W. Schaerf (B.S.’74/H&S) of Fort Myers, Fla., July 14, 2018.



Ellen B. Dixon, Ph.D. (M.S.’83/H&S; Ph.D.’83/H&S), of Newport News, Va., June 5, 2018.

Larry G. Gray (B.A.’81/H&S) of Saint Joseph, Mo., July 13, 2018.

Florence J. Muse (B.G.S.’80/H&S) of Warsaw, Va., Aug. 5, 2018.

Karen W. Ramsey (M.S.’86/MC) of Charlottesville, Va., April 30, 2018.

Martin C. Routt (B.S.’86/H&S) of Richmond, Va., July 28, 2018.

Kathryn M. Shaver (B.S.’80/H&S) of Petersburg, Va., July 2, 2018.



Tri D. Atran (B.S.’04/H&S) of North Prince George, Va., June 11, 2018.



Patricia K. Kehoe (B.A.’11/H&S) of Richmond, Va., June 4, 2018.

Katie M. Mason (B.S.’13/H&S) of Richmond, Va., April 7, 2018.

Marcus-David L. Peters (B.S.’16/H&S) of Water View, Va., May 14, 2018.

Evan S. Smith (B.A.’12/H&S) of Richmond, Va., Aug. 11, 2018.