CLASS Notes 1960s

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1968, Mr. Leighton Delevan Yates Jr.
LEIGHTON D. YATES, JR. �68, a partner in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight LLP, was recently recommended by The Legal 500, United States guide for middle-market (sub-$500 million) mergers and acquisitions. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, 23 years, and Orlando Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2010), Florida Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 12 years), and Florida Trend�s �Florida Legal Elite� (Business Law, 11 years). In 2015 Leighton was inducted into the �Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame,� then consisting of only 133 Florida lawyers; he has been listed for many years in both Who�s Who in America and Who�s Who in American Law. | 2017-06-01 13:38:36

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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