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Notes from Classes of the 70's
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1979, Fred Thompson Jr.Open in a New Window

FRED THOMPSON, JR., has been reappointed to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation board. The foundation oversees the operation of Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. | 2014-11-18 14:38:24


1977, Dr. Willoughby S. Hundley IIIOpen in a New Window

Dr. WILLOUGHBY S. HUNDLEY III recently finished his third novel "Elemental Danger," a story about an investigation into radioactive contamination from mining operations. | 2014-11-12 16:28:20


1979, G. Michael Pace Jr.Open in a New Window

G. MICHAEL PACE, JR., former trustee, gave a lecture at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture about the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird." | 2014-11-04 07:30:08


1976, C. Thomas EbelOpen in a New Window

C. THOMAS EBEL was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America publication. He practices bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights as well as insolvency and reorganization law for Sands Anderson Law Firm in Virginia. | 2014-11-03 15:26:55


1977, William F Meehan IIIOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM F. MEEHAN III was elected to the board of trustees at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where he will serve a five-year term. | 2014-10-28 08:04:36


1976, Dr John E Brush JrOpen in a New Window

Dr. JOHN E. BRUSH, JR., has been chosen to serve on the Cardiology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a professor of medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and practices cardiology with Sentara Cardiology Specialists in Norfolk. | 2014-10-19 21:48:00


1970, Willliam W. MuseOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM W. MUSE retired from his position as chairman of the Virginia Parole Board. He had worked in state government since 1985, his first 26 years as senior assistant attorney general. | 2014-08-28 15:42:13


1974, Russell B. TurpinOpen in a New Window

Lt. Col. Russell B. Turpin of Goode died August 19, 2014. He was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for 26 years. He served as commanding officer of the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in Baltimore, Maryland, later teaching history and government in high school. He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and worked with the Boy Scouts. He was a lifelong farmer on his ancestral land. | 2014-08-28 11:42:20


1979, Gregory Fisher BurnetteOpen in a New Window

GREGORY FISHER BURNETTE died August 6, 2014. He worked for Verizon for 30 years, mostly in the facilities management group. He was a strong and long-time supporter of the Special Olympics. | 2014-08-14 10:51:39


1979, Robert R. Henry IVOpen in a New Window

ROBERT R. "RAN" HENRY IV recently finished his book Spurrier: How the Ball Coach Taught the South to Play Football, which chronicles Steve Spurrier's shift from 1966 Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback to a coach who instituted game-changing strategies at three universities across the South. It is available on | 2014-08-14 09:59:09


1970, Douglas Dean DeffenbaughOpen in a New Window

DOUGLAS DEAN DEFFENBAUGH died July 13, 2014. He graduated from Augusta Military Academy, later serving in the U.S. Air Force as a sergeant from 1970 until 1974. He was the owner and operator of Captain Sam's Landing in Waynesboro from 1978 until 2013. Doug was an avid antique collector and fisherman. He contributed to charities such as Relay for Life and Special Needs Children. | 2014-07-23 16:15:08


1976, Richard D. HolcombOpen in a New Window

RICHARD D. "RICK" HOLCOMB is stepping in as a temporary replacement for W. Curtis Coleburn III '72 (see above) as the chief operating officer of the Virginia ABC. He is currently the commissioner at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. | 2014-07-22 09:45:44


1972, W. Curtis Coleburn IIIOpen in a New Window

W. CURTIS COLEBURN III is retiring as the chief operating officer of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). He is retiring after more than 30 years of service. | 2014-07-22 09:40:51


1977, Gene M. GallivanOpen in a New Window

GENE M. GALLIVAN was recently elected vice president of the Graduate School Alliance for Education of Coaches, an alliance of graduate schools focused on coaching-education programs. | 2014-07-21 16:47:20


1976, John G. MacFarlane IIIOpen in a New Window

JOHN G. MACFARLANE III was appointed to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors by Governor Terry McAuliffe. | 2014-07-21 15:36:34


1977, Michael Craig RadyOpen in a New Window

MICHAEL CRAIG RADY of Jacksonville, Florida, died May 30, 2014. He earned two master's degrees from the University of North Florida. For much of his career, he worked in Duval County as a guidance counselor at Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School in Atlantic Beach, Florida. | 2014-07-21 15:03:49


1975, Dr. John Allen JennetteOpen in a New Window

Dr. JOHN ALLEN JENNETTE of Eden, North Carolina, died May 29, 2014. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1979, serving his residency in anesthesiology while in the U.S. Navy. He reached the rank of lieutenant commander in the Medical Corps. | 2014-07-21 14:54:31


1978, Brian Milbank ThurstonOpen in a New Window

BRIAN MILBANK THURSTON of Denver, Colorado, died March 10, 2011. He earned his Certified Public Planner and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor certifications after moving to Denver in 1991. There he worked as a successful financial planner and investment officer. | 2014-07-18 16:11:04


1977, Walter M. Jones IIIOpen in a New Window

WALTER M. JONES III '77 was among 5% of attorneys in all of West Virginia to be selected to the 2014 West Virginia Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. | 2014-07-18 15:57:34


1972, Bruce B. HopkinsOpen in a New Window

BRUCE B. HOPKINS is the incoming chairman of Arts Memphis, a local community fund that provides millions in funding, mentoring, and advocacy on behalf of arts, music, dance, and theater programs in Memphis, Tennessee. | 2014-07-16 09:58:32


1979, Samuel HughesOpen in a New Window

SAMUEL L. HUGHES won the Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament (CVITT) on June 8, 2014, at Oakwood Country Club in Lynchburg. He is ranked in the top five in the United States Tennis Association's Mid-Atlantic region in men's 55 singles. He is currently certified by the Professional Tennis Registry as an instructor and holds their highest rating of professional. | 2014-07-15 08:50:05


1970, William W. MuseOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM W. "BILL" MUSE retired from state service as chairman of the Virginia Parole Board, a position to which he was appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell in February 2011. Prior to serving on the Parole Board, he was a senior assistant attorney general in the Correctional Litigation Section of the Virginia Attorney General's Office for 26 years. | 2014-07-05 01:52:00


1970, John EllisOpen in a New Window

JOHN "JOHNNY" ELLIS '70 was inducted into the second class of the Commonwealth of Virginia Rugby Union Hall of Fame in December 2013. He was recognized for his 48 years of contributions playing and coaching, and he was recognized for being a continuing, true ambassador to the sport. Ellis and PAUL REIBER '70 helped start the rugby movement on The Hill in 1968. | 2014-06-11 05:25:00


1975, William RayburnOpen in a New Window

Dr. WILLIAM RAYBURN has been promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico, the highest honor of scholarship that a university can bestwo on a member of its faculty. | 2014-06-06 11:36:00
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