CLASS Notes 1970s

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1972, Mr. T. Darnely Adamson III
T. DARNLEY ADAMSON III '72 has been re-elected secretary of the board for Jackson-Field Behavioral Health Services in Jarratt. He owns and operates Green Solutions, LLC, with his son. | 2017-08-09 14:21:34

1970, Dr. Nathaniel M. Ewell III
Dr. NATHANIEL M. EWELL III '70 died on July 11, 2017. A Pi Kappa Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, he went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. After teaching at the University of South Carolina and Old Dominion University for a time, Dr. Ewell spent the bulk of his career in Spain and Italy as a professor of English language and literature with the University of Maryland's European Division. He and his wife retired to Virginia in 1995, where he enjoyed competitive fencing and yearly trips to Europe. He was a member of the American Clan Gregor Society, the Patrick Henry Descendant's Branch, and the Society of the Cincinnati. | 2017-08-04 15:04:30

1974, Dr. Clifford A. Nottingham III
Dr. CLIFFORD A. NOTTINGHAM III '74 has been recognized as Roanoke's top family medicine physician by Roanoker magazine, based on a survey of more than 6,000 nurses and other health professionals in the Roanoke Valley. He has received the honor for the past 25 years--as long as the magazine has been rating top doctors--a distinction that placed him on the cover of the July/August edition of the magazine. | 2017-08-04 11:33:20

1978, Mr. Gerald W. Fauth III
GERALD W. "TREY" FAUTH III '78 has been nominated by President Trump to the National Mediation Board, an independent federal regulatory agency that coordinates labor-management relations in the railroad and airline industries. Trey is president of G. W. Faulth & Associates, a transportation consulting firm in Alexandria. | 2017-08-03 16:52:09

1972, Mr. Charles Witthoefft
CHARLES F. "RICK" WITTHOEFFT '72 has been recognized as a leader in the field of commercial litigation in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is the general counsel for Hirschler Fleischer in Richmond. | 2017-06-01 13:30:11

1977, Mr. Michael A. Farrell
MICHAEL A. FARRELL '77 has been named a shareholder with the law firm Mette, Evans & Woodside in Harrisburg, PA. He has practiced insurance defense litigation for 32 years, defending employers and insurers in workers' compensation matters. | 2017-06-01 13:19:08

1971, Mr. James Talmadge Countiss
JAMES "JIMMY" TALMADGE COUNTISS '71 died on May 17, 2017. He attended Hampden-Sydney on a basketball scholarship, then attended American University, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia School of Law. He lived much of his life in Honolulu, where he practiced law, taught at the University of Hawaii School of Law, and served on the Hawaiian Crime Commission. He returned to his native Tennessee and worked as a criminal defense attorney in the federal courts until his retirement in 2013. A lifelong adventurer, he enjoyed summiting mountains, sailing the Hawaiian seas, traveling the world, and racing motorcycles and go karts. Of his many accomplishments, he was most proud of his daughters and his adventures. | 2017-05-31 17:09:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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