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1991, Dr. Gary Helm Darden
Dr. GARY HELM DARDEN '91 is serving his second term as chair of the department of social sciences and history at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. For the past three years, he has also served on FDU's Faculty Senate, first as vice president, then as president, and now as chair of the academic planning committee. In 2015, he was named Teacher of the Year at the university's Becton College of Arts and Sciences and presented a lecture at H-SC at the invitation of Professor Emeritus Jim Simms. Gary writes, "I decided to become a college professor because of my Hampden-Sydney education and the incredible faculty I had as a history major there." | 2017-05-23 14:37:51

1960, Mr. William T. Wilson
WILLIAM T. "BILL" WILSON '60 and his wife, Lang Wilson, received the 12th annual Chancellor's Award for Leadership and Philanthropy from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. They were recognized for their work on behalf of the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. Bill has been a director of the DSLCC Educational Foundation Board for almost 25 years; he and Lang started the Wilson Cup for Scholarship, Character, and Community Service in 2009. | 2017-05-23 13:36:36

1991, Mr. John F. Ware III
JOHN F. WARE III '91 has joined F.N.B. Wealth Management, an affiliate of First National Bank, as a vice president, wealth advisor. He will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, he was a wealth advisor for BB&T Bank in Baltimore and Houston. | 2017-05-23 11:26:44

2012, Mr. Harrison Whitten Long
HARRISON WHITTEN LONG '12 graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 6, 2016. | 2017-05-23 11:10:47

2010, Mr. Jonathan Gilson Kastenbaum
JONATHAN GILSON KASTENBAUM '10 graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 6, 2017. | 2017-05-23 11:09:20

2013, Mr. Kevin Loren Hubbard Jr.
KEVIN LOREN HUBBARD, JR. '13 graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 6, 2017. He is the son of Kevin L. Hubbard '82. | 2017-05-23 11:07:44

1950, Rev. Langston Randolph Harrison
The Rev. LANGSTON RANDOLPH HARRISON '50 died on May 18, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army on the Aleutian Islands and in Alaska before attending Hampden-Sydney, where he was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion for excellence of character. He earned masters degrees from Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1976. He devoted his life to ministry, serving as the pastor of churches in in Norfolk, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Stauton, as well as spending 12 years as a missionary in Brazil. | 2017-05-23 10:52:50

1996, Mr. John Ingle Martin Jr.
JOHN INGLE MARTIN, JR. '96 has left Long & Foster to begin the brokerage firm Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville, or SRMF, with three other partners, including fellow H-SC alumnus Mahood Fonville '92. | 2017-05-22 16:40:26

1992, Mr. Pace Mahood Fonville Jr.
PACE MAHOOD FONVILLE, JR. '92 has left Long & Foster to begin the brokerage firm Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville, or SRMF, with three other partners, including fellow H-SC alumnus John Martin '96. | 2017-05-22 16:35:14

2016, Mr. John Peyton McGuire
JOHN PEYTON "JP" McGUIRE '16 is an associate underwriter for Kinsale Insurance Company. | 2017-05-22 16:23:19

1955, Mr. Thomas Edwin Reese
THOMAS EDWIN REESE '55 died on May 17, 2017. A graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Thomas served as a 1st Lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was member of Wakefield Baptist Church, the Wakefield Ruritans, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Masons. Thomas held various leadership positions as a Mason, including District Deputy Grand Master for the 56th Masonic District. | 2017-05-22 14:25:27

2014, Mr. Tyler Ethan Cloud
TYLER ETHAN CLOUD '14 graduated from Elon University School of Law on May 20, 2017. | 2017-05-22 14:03:02

2008, Mr. Jonathan Hunolt
To JONATHAN '08 and CAROLINE HUNOLT, a son, Nicolas Kirby Hunolt, on September 7. 2016. He joins older siblings Lucas, Ines, and Daniel. | 2017-05-22 13:57:39

1978, Dr. Edward Snyder
Dr. ED "CHOPPER" SNYDER '78 just completed his term as president of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists. He has also been elected chairman of the American Association of Orthodontists Council on Membership, Ethics, and Judicial Concern. His subcommittee's rewrite of the AAO's Code of Ethics was accepted by the Association's House of Delegates at their annual session in April 2017. Chopper has practiced orthodontics in Martinsville and Danville for nearly 30 years. He and his wife, Kim, hope to make it up to H-SC this fall for a football game. | 2017-05-18 16:27:45

2003, Mr. Mario J. Stellute
MARIO J. STELLUTE '03 has been selected for admission to the Esteemed Lawyers of America. He is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in the Hampton Roads region. | 2017-05-18 16:09:48

2013, Mr. Jay Rose
JAY ROSE '13 and ALLEN LUCK '12 went offshore fishing in May out of Pirates Cove in Nags Head, North Carolina. They were the top boat of the day with 637 pounds of tuna. | 2017-05-18 14:59:58

1991, Robert William Godek
ROBERT WILLIAM "ROB" GODEK '91 died of cancer on May 4, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, Rob became a physical therapist and settled in Virginia Beach. In 2005 he returned to his native Georgia, where he was the senior physical therapist for the Rehabilitation Hospital of Savanah. | 2017-05-18 14:48:15

1972, Dr. Robert B. Williams
Dr. ROBERT B. "BOB" WILLIAMS '72 recently spent 18 months in London as a partner in Deloitte Consulting's United Kingdom practice. He has returned to his role as managing director of Deloitte Healthcare Consulting in McLean and lives in Richmond. | 2017-05-18 13:37:11

1996, Bart Shaeffer
To BART '96 and BETH ANN SHAEFFER, a son, Theodore "Teddy" Edward Shaeffer, on October 12, 2016. He joins proud older brothers Charlie, George, Bart, and Walter. | 2017-05-18 13:29:39

1971, Dr. William F. Rayburn
WILLIAM F. "BILL" RAYBURN '71, distinguished professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico, edited a professional book, "Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes," published in February 2017 by Wolters Kluwer. Bill has been the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University since 1998. | 2017-05-15 23:08:32

2001, Mr. William Barron Arbuthnot Avery
BARRON AVERY '01 is a partner and chair of the government contracts practice at BakerHostetler, LLP in Washington, DC. | 2017-05-13 09:20:44

1979, William F. Seymour IV
WILLIAM F. SEYMOUR IV '79 is a director in the litigation, business law and estate planning and administration practice groups with FloranceGordonBrown in Richmond. He had been a founding principal at Cherry, Seymour & Baronian. | 2017-05-09 16:49:43

2010, Sean C. Lynch
SEAN C. LYNCH '10 was promoted to Portfolio Management Officer with TowneBank's Corporate and Dealer Finance Services Division in Virginia Beach. | 2017-05-09 10:01:59

1990, M. Jared Mauney
M. JARED MAUNEY '90 died on March 25, 2017. A mathematical economics major at Hampden-Sydney, he worked at the Zacharias Ganey Health Institute in Richmond. He was known for his love of singing. | 2017-05-05 16:19:51

1967, David Clarke Alley
DAVID CLARKE ALLEY '67 died on April 28, 2017. A member of Kappa Sigma and a Vietnam veteran, David became co-owner of C.O. Alley Travel Agency in Richmond. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling and reading, especially to his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the UNC Tarheels and the Manchester United Soccer Club. | 2017-05-05 10:46:02

1954, Francis Brodnax Robertson III
FRANCIS BRODNAX ROBERTSON III '54 died on April 22, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong resident of Halifax, he taught history and government at Halifax County High School and served as an elementary school principal in the Halifax County school system. | 2017-05-04 16:53:20

1977, Steven Sinclair Graham
STEVEN SINCLAIR GRAHAM '77 died on April 21, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, Steve attended the Medical College of Virginia and became a pharmacist in Roanoke. He is survived by his wife and son. | 2017-05-04 16:15:37

1994, Dr. B. Boyden Clary III
Dr. B. BOYDEN CLARY III '94 was named to Richmond Magazine's 2017 list of Top Doctors in the Urogynecology category. The list, chosen by doctors and nurse practitioners, was published on April 24, 2017. | 2017-05-04 15:25:27

1994, Dr. Malcomb Sydnor Jr.
Dr. MALCOLM K. SYDNOR, JR. '94 was named to Richmond Magazine's 2017 list of Top Doctors in the Radiology-Interventional category. The list, chosen by doctors and nurse practitioners, was published on April 24, 2017. | 2017-05-04 15:22:27

2016, Gray F. Bryant
GRAY F. BRYANT '16 has joined the brokerage team at CBRE Richmond, where he will specialize in office and industrial leasing. The move was reported in the April 25, 2017, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2017-05-04 14:33:18

1954, H. Benjamin Vincent Sr.
H. BENJAMIN "BENNY" VINCENT, SR. '54 died on April 29, 2017. A member of Theda Chi, Benny played varsity basketball and tennis at Hampden-Sydney as well as numerous intramural sports. After earning his law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, he established a private law practice in Emporia. He was later elected Commonwealth's Attorney; in that role, he argued before both the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Supreme Court. He also served as general counsel and board member for many community organizations, including the Greensville County Zoning Board, Greensville County Board of Supervisors, and Citizens National Bank. Benny was an avid golfer and loyal Washington Redskins fan, and was especially proud of founding Emporia's first Little League Football Program. He is survived by his son, H. Benjamin Vincent, Jr. '81. | 2017-05-04 14:16:43

1979, Gregory W. Feldman
GREGORY W. FELDMANN '79 received the 2017 Regional Leadership Award from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. He was recognized for his recent volunteer work starting the region's first business accelerator program, RAMP, as well as his decades-long commitment to improving capital access for regional technology companies. In addition, Greg was elected to the board of directors of Carter Bank and Trust, a community bank with offices in Virginia and North Carolina. | 2017-05-04 13:53:54

2005, John K. Nielsen
JOHN K. NIELSEN '05 has been named senior vice president at the commercial real estate firm Chushman & Wakefield l Thalhimer. He oversees retail services for western Virginia out of the firm's Roanoke office. The promotion was featured in the February 6, 2017, edition of Virginia Business. | 2017-05-04 13:38:08

1999, James Ashby IV
JAMES ASHBY IV '99 has been named senior vice president at the commercial real estate firm Chushman & Wakefield l Thalhimer, where he leads the Richmond retail services group. The promotion was featured in the February 6, 2017, edition of Virginia Business. | 2017-05-04 13:34:09

1992, Edwin L. West III
EDWIN L. WEST III '92 was named to the Business North Carolina Legal Elite in criminal law for the third consecutive year. He was also recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax litigation. | 2017-05-04 13:24:49

1953, E. Lee LeCompte
E. LEE LeCOMPTE '53 died on April 23, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney he was class president, a Kappa Sigma officer, an ODK member, and captain of the football team. As an intelligence officer in the Coast Guard, he commanded an 83' patrol cutter and served as captain of the port in Norfolk. Lee was elected president of the first graduating class of the Darden School of Business at UVA, then had a successful career in sales. Always competitive, Lee enjoyed playing golf and tennis, as well as racing sailboats up and down the eastern seaboard. He was active with the Rotary Club, Norfolk YMCA, the Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, and First Presbyterian Church. | 2017-05-04 13:12:37

1957, George Campbell Bird
GEORGE CAMPBELL BIRD '57 died on April 19, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, he was co-editor of The Tiger; president of the student body; and a member of Kappa Alpha, ODK, and Phi Beta Kappa. He received both the Outstanding Freshman Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, then joined the family laboratory supply business as president until a company merger in the late 1960s. He used the merger as an opportunity to change careers, raising Angus cattle and Suffolk sheep at Valley Home Farm in Highland County, which has been in the Bird family since the 1800s. He was active in the Mill Gap Ruritan Club and served on the boards of First & Citizens Bank, the Highland County Economic Development Association, the Highland County Farm Bureau, and Green Hill Methodist Church. He also helped establish the WVLS radio station in Highland and Bath counties. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ray M. "Buck" Paul III '10. | 2017-05-04 11:10:37

2009, Mr. Patrick Mayo Gates
PATRICK GATES '09 and KAREN-ANNE McEWEN were married on December 17, 2016, at Saint Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond. The groom is the son of David Gates '78, and the bride is the daughter of Phil McEwen '76. Alumni in the wedding party included Heath Gates '05, Matthew Gates '12, Philip Agee '07, Wingate Grant '08, Stuart Kegan '08, Langdon Moss '08, and Chad Zalesiak '08. In attendance were The Honorable Ernest Gates '45, grandfather of the groom; Rusty Gates '76, Phil DiStanislao '77, Bill Moore '78, and Tom Gates '88, all uncles of the groom; and Jimbo McEwen '78, uncle of the bride. Additionally, several H-SC alumni cousins and close friends were present. The couple resides in Richmond. | 2017-04-30 21:59:49

2013, Dr. Kevin Richard Gutermuth
Dr. KEVIN RICHARD GUTERMUTH '13 graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School on May 20, 2017. He will continue his career as a resident physician in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. | 2017-04-27 14:26:03

2003, Mr. Joseph H Deacon III
JOSEPH H. DEACON III '03 and BRETT MICHELLE HAMILTON were married on May 20, 2016, at Solis Lough Eske Castle near Donegal, Ireland. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Elon University. The couple resides in Charleston, WV, where they both work in the financial services and real estate development business. | 2017-04-23 17:54:19

1973, Dr Joseph M Crockett II
Dr. JOSEPH M. CROCKETT '73 received the Martha B. Thornton Faculty Recognition Award at Bridgewater College on April 4, 2017, for his excellence in classroom teaching and advising of students. Joe, who has taught chemistry at Bridgewater since 1985, holds the A. Leroy and Wanda H. Baker Professor of Science chair at the college. In 2015 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society, the highest award given by the section. | 2017-04-19 21:07:08

1986, Stephen M. Coyle
STEPHEN M. COYLE '86 has joined The Davis Companies in Boston as managing director of investor relations and marketing; he will lead the firm's equity capital raising, investor relations, and external strategy. Previously, Steve served as senior vice president of portfolio management for Bentall Kennedy in Boston. | 2017-04-19 13:37:14

1984, Stephen E. Evans
STEPHEN E. EVANS '84 has joined Advisory Research, Inc., a Chicago-based investment firm, as a private client investment advisor. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. | 2017-04-19 11:33:06

1986, Mark L. Moran
MARK L. MORAN '86 has been promoted to senior scientific technical manager at the Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he has worked as a geophysicist since 1986. In his new role, he will provide advanced scientific guidance, perform and manage research and development, and carry out technical planning and oversight. | 2017-04-19 10:57:28

1943, Roy Wallace Duncan
ROY WALLACE DUNCAN '43 died on April 5, 2017. A native of Prince Edward County, Roy served in the South Pacific Campaign as a U.S. Marine captain in WW II. In August of 1945, he was charged with the ground security of the Enola Gay prior to its mission over Hiroshima. He went on to a career as a staff manager at Southland Life Insurance. Roy was known for his strong work ethic, integrity, and sense of humor. | 2017-04-19 10:43:19

2011, Walker M. Beauchamp
WALKER M. BEAUCHAMP '11 cofounded Book-It Legal, a legal tech startup, in the fall of 2016. In December, the Birmingham-based company won seed money from Alabama Launchpad and was chosen for the Velocity Accelerator program, a startup incubator. In addition to his work with Book-It Legal, Walker is the in-house attorney for Ram Tool Construction Supply. | 2017-04-18 16:53:00

1961, John R. Higgs
JOHN R. HIGGS '61 was recently elected president of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Growers Association. John is the founder and owner of Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville. | 2017-04-18 12:44:15

1983, H. Hiter Harris III
H. HITER HARRIS III '83 is the co-founder and managing director of Harris Williams & Co., which was named 2016 Investment Bank of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions. The April 2017 edition of the magazine noted the investment firm's "growth in all areas, including deal volume and value" and "successful leadership transition in the bank's 25th year in business." | 2017-04-18 12:26:31

2010, Mr Edward Alexander Howe
EDWARD ALEXANDER "ALEX" HOWE '10 has enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University in Grenada. Prior to him leaving for vet school, the city of Houston designated August 31, 2016, "Edward Alexander Howe Day," recognizing Alex's innovative and exemplary service to Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. The award was presented at the Houston City Council by Mayor Sylvester Turner and Councilman Greg Davis. | 2017-04-17 15:06:00

1943, Mr. William D. Allen Jr.
WILLIAM DUDLEY ALLEN, JR. '43 died on March 25, 2017. A lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, he served in the European Theater during World War II, then returned to an active life in the community as a farmer and lumberman. Mr. Allen was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a charter member and past president of the local Ruritan Club, which presented him the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1963; he also held leadership positions with the local fire department, bank, farm bureau, forest advisory committee, and department of social services. In 1990, he established the Edward W., William D., Mary A., and Susan R. Allen Scholarship at Hampden-Sydney in memory of his family; preference for the scholarship is given to residents of Dinwiddie or Amelia County. Two of his grandsons, Micah James Keller '12 and Samuel Edward Keller III '13, followed in his footsteps at H-SC. | 2017-04-14 16:26:09

1958, George Edward Dobyns
GEORGE EDWARD DOBYNS '58 died on March 26, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, he attended graduate school at North Carolina State University, then had a career in sales with Cardinal Freight Carriers. He was a member of Hidden Valley Country Club and Central United Methodist Church in Salem. | 2017-04-14 16:03:22

1957, Hugh Burwell Marshall
HUGH BURWELL "CHUCK" MARSHALL '57 died on March 19, 2017. A member of Sigma Chi and UPLS at Hampden-Sydney, he served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy Reserve; he then became co-owner of the insurance agency his father founded in 1924. Chuck held a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do and was an active sailor, cruising and racing the Chesapeake Bay and the open seas. | 2017-04-14 15:47:49

1951, David S. Cobbledick
Dr. DAVID S. COBBLEDICK '51 died on July 11, 2016. After earning a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, David worked as a chemist until his retirement at age 70. For 32 years, he ran a research laboratory for GenCorp in Akron, Ohio. He was a history buff, a life-long Cleveland Indians fan, and a nature and animal enthusiast. In his retirement, he took classes at Kent State University and volunteered in the university's chemistry department. | 2017-04-14 15:08:14

1974, William Genheimer Hammond
WILLIAM GENHEIMER HAMMOND '74 died on March 6, 2017. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney with a degree in religion, Bill settled in Powhatan County, where he was a carpenter and builder. He volunteered as a youth sports coach and a firefighter, and enjoyed reading, gardening, and fishing. | 2017-04-14 13:23:19

1979, W. Sheppard Miller III
W. SHEPPARD "SHEP" MILLER III '79 has retired from his position as chairman of KITCO Fiber Optics to focus on his two other businesses, Trident Utility Contracting and Light Tech, Inc. An H-SC Trustee, Shep also serves on the board of TowneBank as vice chairman, the board and executive committee of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and the Virginia House of Delegates Ethics Advisory Panel. | 2017-04-14 13:12:21

1990, Dr. Joseph Lane
Dr. JOSEPH LANE '90 has been appointed provost at Bethany College in West Virginia, a post he will assume on July 1, 2017. He has been with Emory & Henry College for 15 years, most recently as the Hawthorne Professor of Politics and Chair of the Department of Politics, Law, and International Relations. | 2017-04-14 12:36:44

1958, Robert Quillin Barker
ROBERT QUILLIN BARKER '58 died on February 27, 2017. A pharmacist by profession, Bob was best known as a fisherman, storyteller, and environmental advocate. He founded the American Bass Association and was a founding member of the Scott County Humane Society. He was also a member of the Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. | 2017-04-14 12:27:57

1991, Dr. Thomas Ward
Dr. TOM WARD '91 is chair of the history department at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. His most recent book, "Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and its War on Poverty," was recently published by Oxford University Press. | 2017-04-11 13:53:06

2011, CPT Edward Allen Krohn
EDWARD ALLEN KROHN '11 was promoted to Captain in the Army Reserves, effective April 1, 2017. | 2017-04-02 01:09:28

2009, Mr. Brandon J. Clapp
BRANDON J. CLAPP '09 has joined the law firm of Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in Birmingham, Alabama, as a coverage and commercial litigation associate. He earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he served as the Associate Chief Justice of the Honor Court and received the Scholar of Merit Awards in Constitutional Law and State and Local Tax Law. | 2017-03-27 13:28:06

2000, Dr Brad Demetrius Washington
Dr. BRAD DEMETRIUS WASHINGTON '00 will begin a new role as assistant provost at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, for the 2017-2018 academic year. He has been an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco's School of Education since 2017. | 2017-03-26 18:23:24

2015, Michael John Salita
MICHAEL JOHN SALITA '15 and ELIZABETH BLAIR DABBS were married on March 11, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. Groomsmen included Sydney Henriques '15, Thomas Crenshaw '15, and Max Zbinden '15. In attendance were Thomas Isom '14 and Kyle Huysman '16. The couple resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. | 2017-03-23 23:44:21

2010, Mr. Joseph Morrison Grew
JOSEPH MORRISON GREW '10 and MARY CATHERINE BENSON were married on May 28, 2016, at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina. The bride is a graduate of Wofford College who works for Bagwell & Bagwell Insurance in Raleigh. In attendance were James Barmore '04, Matthew Zaytoun '06, Austin Bright '09, Charles Lacy '10, and Rhorie Kerr '10. Groomsmen were Judson Root '03, Bradford Johnson '10, and Howard Bullock '10, and the best man was Joe Stiles '10. | 2017-03-23 14:56:04

1983, Michael C Tomkies
MICHAEL C. TOMKIES '83 was recently named a Regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Mike advises clients from across the U.S. in in all aspects of federal and multi-state consumer and commercial banking and financial services law with the boutique firm of Dreher Tomkies LLP in Columbus, OH. | 2017-03-20 10:53:38

2011, Rev. Eduardo Soto Jr.
The Rev. EDUARDO SOTO, JR. '11 was accepted as pastor of Altavista Presbyterian Church on February 18, 2017, by a unanimous vote of the Presbytery of the Peaks, of which College Church is a member. Dr. Bob Hall and his wife were in attendance. | 2017-03-20 10:31:49

1981, Warren M. Thompson
WARREN M. THOMPSON '81 has been named to the Virginia Business list of "Most Influential Virginians." The magazine's March 2017 edition notes that Warren leads one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in the nation, Thompson Hospitality, and cites recent growth in its new restaurant division, Pheast Food Group. | 2017-03-02 10:13:34

1949, W. Graham Stephens
Dr. W. GRAHAM STEPHENS '49 died on February 19, 2017. He graduated magna cum laude from Hampden-Sydney, attended the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, then completed his internship at the Medical College of Virginia and his surgical residency in Knoxville. After two years in the U.S. Air Force, he joined a family practice in Troutville for ten years. In 1968 Dr. Stephens founded the emergency room group at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he remained for over 35 years. He was the first doctor in southwest Virginia to be board certified in emergency medicine, a certification he held until 2011. Throughout his life he was active with the Boy Scouts, serving as scout master and committee chair for 25 years, holding various regional board positions, and earning numerous Scouting accolades. He was an active member the Troutville Church of the Bretheren and the International Medical Assistance Corporation. | 2017-03-01 16:36:37

1994, Bartow Morgan Jr.
BARTOW MORGAN, JR. '94 has been elected secretary/treasurer of Atlanta's Buckhead Coalition, an influential nonprofit civic association whose by-invitation membership is limited to 100 CEOs of major area firms. Bartow, a Hampden-Sydney College trustee, is chairman and CEO of BrandBank. | 2017-03-01 11:58:38

2009, Gordon Waller Neal
GORDON WALLER NEAL '09 and KATHERINE ELISABETH HARRIS were married on October 1, 2016, at Snowden House in Fredericksburg. The bride is a fundraising consultant in Richmond, and the groom is Hampden-Sydney's director of communications and marketing. The groom's brother, Taylor Neal '08, served as best man; groomsmen included Clay McCoy '08, Brad Cook '09, Will Hollerith '09, Newman Ainsley '10, Dylan Colligan '10, and Willis Davis '10. Also in attendance were Jeppy Moss '73, Josh Parsley '08, Brendan Hanley '09, Teddy Schwab '09, Tucker Knott '09, Winston Graves '10, Thomas Hovis '10, Craig Philp '11, Reilly Loflin '12, Robb Moss '12, and J.B. Mitchell '12. | 2017-03-01 11:21:36

1999, Richard C. Burroughs
RICHARD C. "CHAMIE" BURROUGHS '99 has been named first vice president at CBRE-Hampton Roads. CBRE is the world's leading full-service commercial real estate company. | 2017-02-27 16:54:27

2010, Christopher Clinton Fox
CHRISTOPHER CLINTON FOX '10 died on February 22, 2017. A biology major at Hampden-Sydney, he studied abroad in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands while earning his Bachelor of Science. He returned to his native Texas after graduation, working at the upscale men's clothing shop Sid Mashburn in Houston. Christopher was passionate about music and art; his hobbies included sailing and basketball. He is remembered by his family and friends for his compassion, empathy, and ability to connect with others. | 2017-02-27 16:22:07

1958, Richard Douglass Lunsford
RICHARD DOUGLASS LUNSFORD '58 died on February 13, 2017. While working for West Virginia Pulp and Paper, he discovered an affinity for stone and masonry work, becoming a master of the trade in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Passionate about studying history and the arts, he also loved riding his Triumph motorcycle and hiking the Appalachian Trail. | 2017-02-24 10:35:32

1951, Edwin Powell Nevin
EDWIN POWELL NEVIN '51 died on January 24, 2017. Valedictorian of his class at the Miller School, Powell enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan on the heels of WWII. After his military service, he graduated from Hampden-Sydney and moved to Arizona. His career as an educator spanned almost 40 years and included service as president of the Teachers Association. Powell was an accomplished pianist who also enjoyed photography and traveling the world. | 2017-02-24 10:16:28

1967, Stephen Hawley Martin
STEPHEN HAWLEY MARTIN '67 and his latest novel, Death in Advertising, were featured in the February 17, 2017, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. After three decades in the advertising industry, Steve divides his time between his publishing company, The Oaklea Press, and his advertising firm, Hawley Martin. He has authored or ghostwritten 17 books, ranging from business guides to self-help books. Death in Advertising is his fourth novel, a whodunit inspired by his years as an adman. | 2017-02-24 10:04:26

1957, Thomas T. Biggs
The Rev. THOMAS T. BIGGS '57 died on February 15, 2017. He received his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and his Master of Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education; in 1961 he was ordained a minister by the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Tom served pastorates in South Carolina, Wisconsin, and throughout Virginia, as well as the Villa International Atlanta, an ecumenical community for international doctors and researchers working on public health issues at the Centers for Disease Control. Tom was committed to service and social justice, ensuring that all are treated with fairness and dignity. He was an avid reader who loved politics, history, music, and his family and friends. | 2017-02-24 09:37:25

1993, Carl Brent Mica
CARL MICA '93 has been named the state director for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. He will be based in the senator's Austin office. Prior to joining Cruz's staff, Carl was the director of business relations for the University of Texas system. | 2017-02-24 09:07:40

1991, John Faulconer Ware III
JOHN FAULCONER WARE III '91 moved from Houston, Texas, to Raleigh, North Carolina, in January 2017. | 2017-02-24 07:34:12

1972, James J. Rowe
The Honorable JAMES J. ROWE '72 has returned to West Virginia's 11th Judicial Circuit. He served 19 years on the bench before retiring to senior status in 2016; however, in February 2017 the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals appointed him to replace a suspended judge. | 2017-02-23 14:21:15

1935, Randolph S. Gardner
Dr. RANDOLPH S. "RANDY" GARDNER '35 died on February 7, 2017. After graduating with honors from Hampden-Sydney, he taught math at the American School in Tokyo, then spent five years as a U.S. Navy pilot during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He remained in the Navy Reserve for 25 years, retiring as a Commander. After receiving both his master's and doctorate at Columbia University, he became a professor of mathematics education in the State University of New York system. Dr. Gardner retired as Dean of the School of Education at SUNY Albany in 1973. As the winner of two Fulbright grants, his academic career took him around the globe to Pakistan, Uganda, Mexico, and South Vietnam. He was an avid golfer, beginning as a caddy at the age of ten. He continued golfing until the age of 100, shooting eight holes-in-one and winning several championships at Albany Country Club. | 2017-02-16 10:37:20

1965, Gordon D. Schreck
GORDON D. SCHRECK '65 has been named in Who's Who Legal: Transport 2017 as one of the world's leading shipping attorneys. He was one of only 80 U.S. attorneys named by the London-based publication, which bases its annual selections on peer reviews and the opinions of law firm clients and transport experts from around the globe. A senior partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in Charleston, South Carolina, Gordon has 45 years of experience representing shipping industry clients and their marine insurers. | 2017-02-13 10:57:54

1995, Troy Weston Pulliam
TROY WESTON "WEST" PULLIAM '95 has joined the Centra Medical Group in Burkeville as a board certified physician's assistant. After earning his chemistry degree from H-SC, he went on to earn a second bachelor's at Jefferson College of Health Sciences and a master's at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Most recently, he worked in the emergency department at the VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill. | 2017-02-13 10:41:00

1957, Benny Bennett Smith
BENNY BENNETT SMITH '57 died on February 5, 2017. Benny was a chemist in the rubber industry for 45 years. The highlight of his career was the patent he received in 2001 for a process he developed to improve the vulcanization of fabric for seat belts, airbags, and similar applications. | 2017-02-13 10:16:48

1980, Christopher S. Long
CHRIS LONG '80 has been named senior vice president of fixed income sales at HJ Sims, a privately held investment bank and broker-dealer. Chris has 28 years of experience in middle market sales at Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Oppenheimer. | 2017-02-13 10:08:11

1953, William Marion Alphin
WILLIAM M. "BILL" ALPHIN '53 died on February 1, 2017. Bill served in the U.S. Army before settling on Rillhurst Farms in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to his work on the family farm, Bill served on the Virginia Farm Bureau Board, running the Farm Bureau office in Culpeper for 20 years. The first president of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bill served 40 years on its board of directors; he also served on the Culpeper County School Board and the Culpeper Hospital board. Bill was a member of the Ruritans, a deacon at his church, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. | 2017-02-10 17:18:02

1986, Chris Brown
CHRISTOPHER B. BROWN '86 has been named chief sales officer for LIXIL Americas, the business unit under which the American Standard, DXV, and GROHE bath and kitchen brands operate. He will manage the North American sales leadership team, overseeing all retail, trade and e-commerce activities. | 2017-02-10 16:11:40

2010, Daniel D. Venezuela
DANIEL VENEZUELA '10 received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas College of Business on May 7, 2016. In 2010, Daniel joined UniFirst Corporation, where he now serves as director of operations at the Pittsburgh location. He and his wife Jill reside in the Pittsburgh area with their three German Shepherds and sweet Cocker Spaniel. | 2017-02-10 16:04:10

2014, Paul Boydoh
PAUL BOYDOH '14 and TIFFANY SAUNDERS were married May 21, 2016, at West Manor Estate in Forest. In attendance were David Klein '78, Kevin Hubbard '82, Aaron Van Allen '13, Leif Aagaard '13, Richard Pantele '13, Ray Jackson '13, Sean Clark '13, Ryan Carter '13, Ryan Raybuck '14, Zachary Morgan '14, Bo Burns '14, Holton Walker '15, Aaron Gilani '15, Shaq Thomas '15, Zach Attkisson '15, Daniel Parkinson '16, and Marcus Williams '17. | 2017-02-10 13:59:23

2011, Mr Chason William Trahan
CHASON TRAHAN '11 joined Carroll Financial Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a financial advisor in January. He holds both his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP) certification and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. | 2017-02-09 11:09:05

2003, Robert Luther III
ROB LUTHER '03 recently accepted an invitation to serve as Associate Counsel to President Donald Trump. Rob previously served as counsel to Senator Jeff Sessions on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he advised the senator on judicial nominees and constitutional law. | 2017-02-06 23:23:50

2004, Wilhelm U. Meierling
BILL MEIERLING '04 has been named chief operating officer of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the nation's largest member association of free-market-focused legislators. In his leadership role, Bill counsels more than one-quarter of America's state legislators and members of Congress. Previously, Bill served four years as the Council's vice president of public affairs. | 2017-02-06 21:37:55

2015, Stephen Lester Woodall II
STEPHEN LESTER WOODALL II '15 attends St. George's University Medical School in True Blue Grenada, West Indies. There he is a member of Iota Epsilon Alpha, the International Medical Student Honor Society; the SGU Surgery Club; and the SGU Emergency Medicine Club. He is pictured below in the Grand Etang National Rainforest. | 2017-02-04 12:46:21

1991, Robert Hurt
ROBERT HURT '91, the former U.S. congressman for Virginia's 5th District, has been tapped to lead the new Center for Law and Government at Liberty University. After three terms as a member of Congress, Rep. Hurt did not seek re-election in 2016. | 2017-02-01 16:02:26

1954, Dr. Burness F. Ansell Jr.
Dr. BURNESS F. ANSELL, JR. '54 died on January 27, 2017. Dr. Ansell began his medical career in 1967 at the McGuire Clinic in Richmond; he then practiced hematology and oncology for over 40 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, rising to the rank of Captain. A lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of American, he earned numerous adult recognitions, including the God and Service Award and the Silver Beaver Award. | 2017-02-01 15:45:26

2007, Thomas Doheny
THOMAS DOHENY '07 has been named director of media relations at CSRA Inc., a cyber security company based in Falls Church. Prior to joining CSRA, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as communication director for Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. | 2017-02-01 15:10:51

1992, John M. Zell
JOHN ZELL '92 was recognized for 20 years of service with the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, where he is the vice president for development. | 2017-02-01 14:42:30

2009, Samuel Rosten
SAMUEL ROSTEN and CARISSA FILIP were married on July 24, 2016, at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. In attendance were Matt Davis '09 and J.C. Miller '09. | 2017-01-31 12:01:23

1991, Thomas J. Robinson
THOMAS J. ROBINSON '91 has been teaching IB chemistry at the International School of Kenya in Nairobi for almost four years. He writes, "Kenya is a very dynamic country. Despite the challenges of living far from America, the opportunity to teach at a strong International Baccalaureate school is great. I encourage other alumni to consider teaching internationally!" | 2017-01-28 06:52:29

2000, Ryan Pemberton
RYAN PEMBERTON '00 received his doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University, where his research focused on the presidential transition process at private, selective liberal arts colleges. Ryan and his wife, Helen, live in Jackson, Mississippi, where he works for Millsaps College. | 2017-01-27 16:34:04

1976, Dr. William Wilson Samuel Butler IV
Dr. WILLIAM WILSON SAMUEL "SAM" BUTLER IV '76 died on December 10, 2016. At Hampden-Sydney he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. After medical school at the University of Virginia, he completed a general surgery residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, then a urology residency at UVA's Medical Center. He returned to his native Roanoke to practice surgery with his father and brother at Jefferson Surgical Clinic. He also served as an associate professor in UVA's urology department and was named "Professor of the Year" by the urology residents at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem. In 1990, Sam was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, so in 1993 he decided to leave clinical practice. He then rose to leadership positions in managed care organizations, ultimately serving as chief operations officer of Carilion Heath Plans and associate medical director at Virginia Premier Health Plans, a position he held until his health declined in 2013. For over 26 years, Sam perservered in the face of a debilitating disease, volunteering at free clinics, taking flying lessons, water and snow skiing, running, sailing, and cycling. | 2017-01-26 16:55:22

2006, Dan M. Hartzog
DAN M. HARTZOG '06 has been named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Selection for Super Lawyers includes a multi-phased rating process of independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Dan is a civil litigation and defense attorney with Cranfill, Sumner, & Hartzog, LLP. | 2017-01-25 15:19:18

2008, Jay Rawles
JAY RAWLES '08 will complete his residency training in general surgery in June 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. With his wife, Kelsey, and dogs Buster and Cricket, he will move to Salt Lake City to complete a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Utah. | 2017-01-25 12:26:04

1970, David S. Mercer
DAVID S. MERCER '70 was installed as the 129th president of the Virginia Bar Association on January 21, 2017. He was sworn in by his daughter-in-law, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson Mercer. David is a principal of MercerTrigiani, an Alexandria-based law firm specializing in common-interest ownership community associations. He is a past chair of the Virginia Bar's Substance Abuse Committee and a past president of Lawyers Helping Lawyers. | 2017-01-25 12:21:22

1953, Douglas Shelburne Divers Jr.
DOUGLAS S. DIVERS, JR. '53 died on January 15, 2017. A member of the track and field team during his time at Hampden-Sydney, Doug went on to earn a master's degree in education at Virginia Tech, where he also served as head coach of the track team. He concluded his career in the insurance industry as the owner of Diver's & Associates in Richmond. He was a faithful supporter of the College. | 2017-01-25 12:12:13

2016, Travis Goodloe
TRAVIS GOODLOE '16 received a scholarship from the national Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation to support his medical school studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Travis was recognized for his leadership as editor of the Hampden-Sydney Journal of Sciences, his service on the Student Court, and his efforts to raise money for children in need. | 2017-01-24 16:12:50

1996, Jamie Blackburn
JAMIE BLACKBURN '96 has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Arborguard Tree Specialists, a 35-year-old tree care company based in Atlanta with offices in Augusta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. He oversees all aspects of sales, operations, and administration for the the Georgia divisions. Jamie lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife and two sons. | 2017-01-24 15:58:43

2009, James T. Hoffman
JAMES T. HOFFMAN '09 has been hired as a government relations consultant by the newly formed KVCF Solutions, a subsidiary of the law firm Kaplan, Voekler, Cunningham, & Frank. He will work closely with Steve Baril '77, who oversees the daily operations of the government relations practice. | 2017-01-24 15:52:27

1977, Stephen E. Baril
STEPHEN E. BARIL '77 will manage the day-to-day operations of KVCF Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of the law firm Kaplan, Voekler, Cunningham, & Frank. The full service government relations practice offers state lobbying, local government affairs, and economic development consulting. James T. Hoffman '09 joins Steve at KVCF Solutions as a government relations consultant focusing on Virginia's General Assembly and new business development. | 2017-01-24 15:47:37

1955, Francis Regis Etz
FRANCIS REGIS ETZ '55 died on January 8, 2017. A football player at H-SC, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 796th Military Police Battalion in Vienna, Austria. He then worked for the Virginia Department of Health and coached football at St. Christopher's in Richmond. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. | 2017-01-24 15:29:47

2001, Nicholas Thomas Piraino
NICHOLAS T. PIRAINO '01 was recently promoted to market director and regional sales manager for Wells Fargo Bank in their middle market banking group for the state of Maryland. Nick recently celebrated his 4th year of service at Wells Fargo. | 2017-01-23 17:10:50

1964, Wiley Rowland McKellar III
WILEY ROWLAND McKELLAR III '64 died on January 9, 2017. A career journalist, he was an opinion writer for 29 years at the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His weekly "Cheers & Jeers" column took a humorous but pithy look at local events and newsmakers. He was also a voracious reader and a vinyl record collector. | 2017-01-23 16:23:19

1979, Clifford G. Ferrara
CLIFFORD G. FERRARA '79 has been named executive vice president of sales and revenue generation at Chesapeake Hospitality, a leading third-party hotel management company. He has been with the company for 17 years. | 2017-01-23 15:56:56

2000, Gibson Luck
GIBSON LUCK '00 has joined Dominion Construction Partners as the managing director, overseeing the company's daily operations, finances, and business development. He also serves on the board of directors for the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia. | 2017-01-23 15:44:48

1946, Sumpter Turner Priddy Jr.
SUMPTER TURNER PRIDDY, JR. '46 died on January 12, 2017. Sumpter's success in the retail industry led to a 31 year tenure as CEO of the Virginia Retail Merchants Association. During that time, he "ranked among the most effective lobbyists at the state Capitol," according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His many professional awards include Executive of the Year by the Virginia Society of Association Executives, the Silver Plaque by the National Retail Federation, and the Unsung Virginian Award by the state's electric cooperatives. As president of the Virginia Jaycees and vice president of the national Jaycees, he was inducted into the U.S. Jaycees Hall of Leadership. He was a member of the Montpelier Ruritan Club, the Ashland Rescue Squad, and King's Chapel Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. | 2017-01-23 15:36:13

1982, James Alfred Lee Condrey
JAMES ALFRED LEE CONDREY '82 died on January 7, 2017. He was a southern gentleman and a master gardener and chef who will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and neighbors. | 2017-01-23 14:54:00

1983, Mathew Thompson Dill
MATTHEW THOMPSON DILL '83 died on January 9, 2017. He was a basketball player at Hampden-Sydney, then earned a J.D. from the Campbell University School of Law and an LL.M. from the University of Miami School of Law. A board certified specialist in estate planning and probate law, Matthew practiced law in those areas for almost 30 years, most of them in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a devoted father, husband, and friend, known for his sense of humor, integrity, and kindness. | 2017-01-23 14:41:09

1999, Curtis H. Straub III
CURTIS H. STRAUB III '99 has been named senior vice president of the commercial banking division at TowneBank. Curtis is also active in the community, volunteering with the Richmond YMCA and with Tara's Children, a Backpack for Kids program. | 2017-01-23 14:18:27

2000, Thomas V. Winston
THOMAS WINSTON '00 has joined Union Bank and Trust as a senior vice president and commercial lender at the Three James Center office in Richmond. | 2017-01-23 14:10:37

2014, Samson Canavos
SAMSON CANAVOS '14 and MARIAM KATRIB were married on January 1, 2017, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas. In attendance were Andrew Bauer '14, Corey Meyer '14, Brandon Gregg '14, Eric Rutherford '11, Matt Stephens '13, Hunter Brown '14, and Michael Lee '14. | 2017-01-23 13:44:05

1947, Charles Bruce Chandler
CHARLES BRUCE CHANDLER '47 died on December 28, 2016. A lifelong Tiger sports fan, he was a Kappa Alpha at H-SC before joining the Navy to serve on a submarine chaser during WWII. He earned his graduate degree from the University of Virginia, then served as an educator in communities across the state. He was a teacher, principal, director of instruction, and ultimately superintendent of schools in Westmoreland and Wythe Counties. Always active in his community, Charles served 25 years on the Lunenburg Health Services Board, the Victoria Library Board, and his local VFW. He also served as a deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher in Presbyterian churches throughout Virginia. | 2017-01-23 12:50:42

1995, Henry Charles Hurt III
CHARLES HURT III '95 has been named the next opinion editor of the Washington Times, a role he will assume in March. Most recently, he has been a Washington Times columnist and Fox News contributor. | 2017-01-23 12:33:21

1971, Elvin A. Wright Jr.
ELVIN A. "BUZZY" WRIGHT '71 died on December 28, 2016, his late father's birthday. Elvin loved fishing and spending time at the beach. | 2017-01-23 09:24:18

2002, Nolan Garrison Elder
N. GARRISON "GARY" ELDER '02 has established his own law firm, Elder & Watkins, P.C., with offices in both Farmville and Charlotte Court House. The move was featured in the Farmville Herald on December 22, 2016. | 2017-01-23 09:19:13

1951, Charles Edward Richardson III
CHARLES EDWARD "ED" RICHARDSON III '51 died on December 28, 2016. A Theta Chi at Hampden-Sydney, he went on to a career at Lawyers Title in Richmond and an active membership in the Rotary Club. | 2017-01-20 16:21:02

1952, Dr. Lloyd Tayloe Griffith
Dr. LLOYD TAYLOE GRIFFITH '52 died on December 18, 2016. A native of the Northern Neck of Virginia, he graduated from Hampden-Sydney and the University of Virginia Medical School before serving in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon. He returned to the Northern Neck to practice family medicine with his father at Griffith Clinic in Mount Holly. He also served as an assistant medical examiner for the Commonwealth for 19 years. When Lloyd retired from family practice after 52 years, the clinic, which had served the Northern Neck for 82 years, closed. He was a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and an active member of Cople Episcopal Parish, serving as a trustee and vestry member for many years. | 2017-01-20 16:03:10

1986, Edward T. McMullen Jr.
ED MCMULLEN '86 was featured in a December 30, 2016, article in The State newspaper detailing his involvement in President Trump's election. He was the chairman of Trump's South Carolina primary operation, a member of the transition team, and a vice chair of the inaugural committee. Ed is the president of McMullen Public Affairs in Columbia, South Carolina. | 2017-01-20 15:44:38

1953, John Harding Owen
JOHN HARDING OWEN '53 died on December 20, 2016. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hampden-Sydney, then earned his Master of Science from Florida State University. He worked as a chemist for DuPont at the Savanah River Plant in South Carolina. John was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church. | 2017-01-20 15:23:07

1981, Dr. Daniel Bradley Schein
Dr. DANIEL B. SCHEIN '81 died on November 20, 2016. He attended Hampden-Sydney as an Allen Scholar and cross-country runner, then earned a Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii in inorganic chemistry. Dan chose a career in law, completing a four-year business and law degree at American University's Washington College of Law. In 2003, he formed his own firm focused on intellectual property law, particularly patent and trademark protection, licensing, and litigation. He enjoyed golfing and fishing with his son, and nightly Jeopardy contests and debates with his daughter. | 2017-01-20 15:05:01

1965, James M. Sconyers
JAMES M. "JIM" SCONYERS '65 died on December 12, 2016. Jim worked as a public school teacher for many years in both Maryland and West Virginia, earning advanced degrees from the University of Virginia and West Virginia University. His dedication to protecting the environment and wild lands of West Virginia as a long-time chapter president of the West Virginia Sierra Club was recognized with a lifetime service award from the national Sierra Club in 2013. He was an avid hiker, kayaker, birdwatcher, and naturalist. | 2017-01-20 12:47:16

1968, Paul S. Trible Jr.
PAUL S. TRIBLE, JR. '68 was honored at a December 10, 2016 gala for his service as president of Christopher Newport University. The "20-40-70" gala celebrated Paul's 20 years as university president, 40 years of public service, and 70th birthday on December 29, 2016. Proceeds from the event, which drew almost 1,000 attendees, benefited student scholarships. | 2017-01-20 12:28:11

1958, Venable Lane Stern Jr.
VENABLE LANE STERN JR. '58 died on December 4, 2016. A proud member of Kappa Sigma at Hampden-Sydney, after graduation he served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, then began a career as an auditor in the insurance industry. He was a fan of Redskins football and bluegrass music, but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. His grandson, Hunter Merritt '19, has followed Venable's footsteps to H-SC. | 2017-01-19 17:52:38

1958, Lt. Col. Michael Grier O'Neill
Lt. Col. MICHAEL GRIER O'NEILL '58 died on December 4, 2016. A member of Chi Phi at Hampden-Sydney, he joined the Marine Corps after graduation and served two tours in Vietnam; he was awarded several medals, including the Bronze Star for valor. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and ended his military career as the Commanding Officer of the Weapons Battalion in Paris Island, South Carolina. After his retirement from the Marines, he served as the Beaufort County administrator and the town manager of Hilton Head Island. | 2017-01-19 17:37:04

1993, Alan Patterson
ALAN PATTERSON '93 and fellow Lambda Chi Alpha brother DAVID RADER '82 spent time clearing storm debris from David's property on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Although the old pine in the photo survived the storm, many other trees of the same size did not. | 2017-01-19 15:37:08

2002, Kasey D. Sutton
KASEY D. SUTTON '02 has joined the Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group in Richmond as a mortgage banker. He was previously with PrimeLending. His move was featured in the December 6, 2016 edition of Richmond BizSense. | 2017-01-19 15:10:09

1964, Dr. Robert Hatheway Welch
Dr. ROBERT HATHEWAY WELCH '64 died on November 28, 2016. After earning his B.A. at Hampden-Sydney, Rob received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught French for 30 years at the College of William and Mary and directed the college's summer and junior year abroad programs in Montpellier, France. After his retirement, he created the Friends of William Byrd Park in Richmond. | 2017-01-19 15:02:01

1950, Phineas Munsell Randall IV
PHINEAS MUNSELL "RANDY" RANDALL IV '50 died on November 25, 2016. Randy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and retired from a career with DuPont and the Chemtron Corporation. His many interests included big band music, furniture restoration, woodturning, computer programming, and model building. He also enjoyed ice skating, roller skating, and rollerblading into his 80s. A devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Randy was active with the Boy Scouts of America, youth soccer, local museums, and Spring Hills Baptist Church. | 2017-01-19 13:02:52

1962, Charles F. Wilkins II
CHARLES F. "CHARLIE" WILKINS II '62 died on November 30, 2016. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, Charlie joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Texas and Alaska. He went on to a career in insurance, working for Royal Globe Insurance and Utica National Insurance. A history buff, he also enjoyed golfing, reading, and traveling the country with his wife. His son, Charles F. Wilkins III '86, also attended H-SC. | 2017-01-19 12:44:48

1977, Pete Moore
PETE MOORE '77 hosted several members of the H-SC Class of 1977 at his daughter's wedding on December 10, 2016, in Arlington. Pictured from left to right are Phil Spratley '77, Ed Tiernan '77, Dave Hudgins '77, Kirby Wood '77, Marty McNerney '77, and Pete Moore '77. | 2017-01-19 11:28:22

2012, Nay Min Oo
NAY MIN OO '12 has been chosen as a DeBoer Fellow in Myanmar. The DeBoer Fellowship is a one-year program designed to help promising Myanmar citizen leaders reach their potential and better serve their organizations, communities, and country. The Fellowship was created by Jack DeBoer, founder of Residence Inn. | 2017-01-19 11:22:57

1967, Dr. C. Bruce Alexander
Dr. C. BRUCE ALEXANDER '67 has been honored with a named lecture series at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where he is a professor of pathology. The inaugural lecture was held on January 18, 2017. Bruce is the past president of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as well as the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. | 2017-01-19 10:53:32

2013, Wesley A. Morck
WESLEY A. MORCK '13 and CLAIR WILKERSON were married on June 18, 2016, at The Trivium in Forest, Virginia. In attendance were Brinson C. White '13, General Jenkins '12, Clay Carimi '13, Henry Walton '13, Nathan Marshall '13, Braxton Elliott '13, Forrest Allen '13, Lawson Olson '15, Frasher Bolton '12, Connor Winstead '12, Tyler Wolfe '14, Ben Gillis '15, Alex Lemieux '12, Connor Rund '13, and Brinson White '77. The couple resides in Bedford. | 2017-01-19 10:13:41

1974, Charles R. Henderson
CHARLES R. "CHARLIE" HENDERSON '74, Bank of America's market president for Hampton Roads, was featured in the November 30, 2016, edition of Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal. | 2017-01-18 16:56:02

2005, Travis H. Irvin
To TRAVIS '05 and LAUREN IRVIN, a daughter, Margaret "Maisie" Underwood Irvin, on September 21, 2016. She joins big brother Shep. | 2017-01-18 09:53:24

2006, Aaron Anthony Lewek
AARON LEWEK '06 and JESSICA NELSON were married on July 2, 2016, in Asheville, North Carolina. In attendance were Matt Guill '06, Drew Prehmus '08, Robert Hillmann '05, Mike Edwards '07, Troy Kaase '08, and Cale Phillips '09. | 2017-01-17 21:43:29

2011, Mr. Carter Darden Barrett Jr
DARDEN BARRETT '11 and AMANDA HOPKINS were married on June 4, 2016, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton with a reception at the groom's parents' house. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Longwood University. In attendance were (from left to right): Nathan Cohee '12, Jordan Marshall '11, Trace Hall '11, Colin Lawson '11, Scott Ouzts '11, Goodman Duke '11, Ryan Davis '12, Grey Ligon '05, Conor Sanders '11, Will Massey '12, Sam Wallace '11, Eric Rutherford '11, Billy Hendricks '11, Clay Draughon '12, and Matt Shankle '11. | 2017-01-13 15:02:58

2001, James B. Costello
To JAMES '01 and BETTY COSTELLO, a son, Noah Brian Costello, on December 14, 2016. | 2017-01-12 17:39:29

2007, Rev Brandon Scott Larson-McGuire
The Rev. SCOTT LARSON-McGUIRE '07 became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in December 2016 and was promoted to Director of Training and Staff Development at Behavior Basics, LLC in Alexandria. | 2017-01-07 23:05:06

2011, C. Ryan Lucy
To RYAN '11 and EMILY LUCY, a daughter, Grace Marshall Lucy, on December 23, 2016. Emily is a Longwood class of 2013 alumna. | 2017-01-05 13:24:02

2007, Dr Michael James Rutkowski
Dr. MICHAEL JAMES RUTKOWSKI '07 recently moved to Sweden, started a new position at Stockholm University, got engaged to Ms. Gina Moorhead, and rang in the New Year in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost town in the world (78 degrees N., about 800 miles from the North Pole). He is pictured on the Lars Glacier and writes, "I was going to leave in the morning, but sunrise won't come until mid February." | 2017-01-04 04:30:43

2013, Aaron Scott Van Allen
AARON SCOTT VAN ALLEN '13 began teaching as an adjunct professor at Liberty University. For the Liberty University Online Academy, Aaron teaches academic and career success, educating middle and high school students in organizational skills, reading and writing properties, resume structure, and time management. He will also teach B.A. courses for Liberty University's Helms School of Government. | 2016-12-27 13:22:29

1990, Frank Rogers Jones III
FRANK ROGERS JONES III '90 took a position as Agency Managing Director with Lee, Nolan and Koroghlian, LLC (MassMutual Financial Group) in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, in November 2016. | 2016-12-19 09:20:19

1984, Samuel Barron Segar III
SAMUEL "BARRON" SEGAR III '84 has been appointed Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) in New York City. Barron has worked at USF for over 16 years, most recently as the organization's Senior Vice President after relocating to New York from Atlanta in 2013. As part of his professional responsibilities with USF, Barron is a member of UNICEF's fundraising think tank in Geneva. He also serves as secretary and is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). | 2016-12-15 13:30:20

2006, James Oliver Beckner
To JAMES OLIVER "JAY" '06 and ABIGAIL BECKNER, a son, James Oliver Beckner, Jr., on October 22, 2016. | 2016-12-13 16:06:48

2002, Johathan Michael Torres
JOHNATHAN MICHAEL TORRES '02 recently received the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Meritorious Service Silver Medal Award for his team's implementation of the first Major Disaster Declaration granted directly to a Tribal Nation. His role included developing the strategy, policy, and program guidance to provide over 300 manufactured housing units to the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, in the face of harsh winter weather. It involved the first use of Permanent Housing Construction authority under the Stafford Act in the continental U.S. | 2016-12-07 20:38:55

1980, Dr James Selden Harris Jr
The Rev. Dr. JAMES SELDON "SEL" HARRIS, Jr. '80 and his wife Liz recently traveled to Cuba with Covenant Presbyterian Church of Austin, Texas--a church that Sel formerly served. In 1997, Sel and Liz took the first group from Covenant to Havana. At that time, Sel and the Rev. Carlos Ham of the Luyano Presbyterian Church in Havana started a partnership between the two churches that remains strong. | 2016-12-07 14:00:49

2003, Mr. Curtis Clayton Carmean
CURTIS CLAYTON CARMEAN '03 died on November 18, 2016. A native of Newport News, he graduated from Warwick High School in 1999, then earned an economics degree at Hampden-Sydney. He is survived by two children. | 2016-12-01 11:31:41

1997, Mr. Sekou Hakim Kaalund
SEKOU HAKIM KAALUND '97 met up with former H-SC president Chris Howard at the Executive Leadership Council annual gala in Washington, D.C. Sekou, a managing director at J.P. Morgan in New York City, is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. The pre-eminent membership organization for global black leaders, ELC is comprised of more than 600 current and former black CEOs, board members and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, and entrepreneurs at top-tier firms. | 2016-11-29 11:30:14

1960, Mr. James Eley Jordan Jr.
JAMES ELEY JORDAN, JR. '60 died on November 23, 2016. A Virginia native, Jim could trace his family roots back to the original Jamestown settlement. After attending Hampden-Sydney, he served with the U.S. Army in Alabama, then enjoyed a successful real estate career in Richmond. | 2016-11-29 10:49:41