Tracking Panthers


Dr. W. Allen Powell ’53, of Irving, TX, is professor emeritus of English at Dallas Baptist University.

F. Coleman Starnes ’59, of Fredericksburg, had lunch in August 2013 with several of Ferrum’s 1958 football players and their head coach, Carson Barnes. They are seated at the table (l to r): F. Coleman Starnes ‘59, Lou Robbins ‘59, Joe Anderson ‘59 and Hudnall Baldwin ‘58.


Janet Robey Stewart ‘63, of New Bern, NC, is retired. 

Dennis Craddock ’65, of Henderson, NC, was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association- Coaches Hall of Fame as Class of 2013. He retired from UNC in June 2012, soon after being awarded the Priceless Gem, Carolina’s top honor.

Billy Clear ’66, of Chilhowie, is retired.

John G. Kines, Jr. ’68, of Disputanta, has been voted Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Local Government.

Ed Chappell ’69, of Williamsburg, is the 2013 recipient of the Prentis Award. He is employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as director of architectural and archaeological research.


John Carter ’74, of Richmond, is employed at Hampden Sydney College as a major gifts officer.

John W. Coates ’76, of Encinitas, CA, has been selected as the City of Carlsbad’s city manager. As city manager, he will oversee the day-to-day management of city operations and report to the City Council.

Thomas Cole ’78, of Charlottesville, is employed by Merriman Insurance Agency as a life/health specialist.

Ferrum Friends and class of 1978 gathered in Richmond for a mini reunion. Pictured are from top: Kelly Maguire Jones, Nancy Roop Carawan, Lee Ann Whittington Willson, Lisa Potts Murray, and Karen Kelly Shanley.


Robert Martin ‘81, of Floyd, and wife Jeanne harvest and produce pure maple syrup. They also make syrup from birch trees, which produce sap in the late spring; it tastes different than the maple syrup.

Walter Southall ’82, of Farmville, is employed at USDA-NRCS as an area resource conservationist.

Kimberley Crannis ’83, of Christiansburg, retired from the Blacksburg Police Department March 1, 2014, after 30 years of service.

Betsy Baker Dietz ‘83, of Arlington, is employed by Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. She is
the owner of a store in Danville called Betsy’s Place. She is a published author of Samantha’s Life Part I and Part II, which is for sale on Amazon. She resides with her husband, Richard.

Kevin Poeckert ’83, of Elkton, is the new pastor of the Blue Ridge Charge of The United Methodist Church (Furnace UMC, Hensley UMC, Jollett UMC, and Mt. Pleasant UMC).

Teresa Arquelles Hale ‘85, of Henrico, is employed by ECPI University as program director of the Criminal Justice department.

Scott A. Johnson ’86, of Williamsburg, wed Denise Ridley on May 18, 2013.

James Garris ’88, of Roanoke, is employed by Teksystems as an I.T. business service tech.

David Mitchell ’88, of Waynesboro, is employed at Augusta Health as an RN.


Marion Bailie ’90, of Richmond, wed Frank Crawford on June 22, 2013.

Gary Rippel ’91, of Gloucester, is the unit director for the Gloucester branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula.

Sidney F. Byrne, Jr. ’92, of South Chesterfield, is the director of the Support Operations Course at the Army Logistics University in Fort Lee.

Nicholas Mohler ’93, of Alexandria, is employed at America Honda Motor Co. as a senior district sales manager.

Kevin Anderson ‘95 and Laura McCallie Anderson ‘96, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their son, Jackson Brent, on April 3, 2013. He joins big sister Taylor.

Brian Stinnette ’95, of Forest, is employed at the Lynchburg City Fire Department as a line fire fighter/EMT. He still is the owner/operator of Smith Mountain Lake Water Taxi.

Christopher “Todd” Overstreet ’96, of Wirtz, is employed by Marshall Stone in sales/management.

Catherine Bain Pearman ’96, and her husband, David, of Norfolk, announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Alise, on April 29, 2013. She joins big sister Sydney.

David Wilbun ’96, of Appomattox, is employed by Tractor Supply Company as an assistant store manager.

J. Bryan Davis ’97, of Wilmington, NC, is the new head football coach at Warhill High School.

Tonya Hudson Haigler ’97, and her husband, Aaron, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their son, Tipton Lane, on May 31, 2013. He joins big sisters Ashlynn and Aimslee.

Jason Klink ’97, and his wife, Shannon, of Gloucester, announce the birth of their son, Hudson Alexander, on October 24, 2013. He joins his older siblings, Wynn and Caroline.

Matthew Mills ’97, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Apple Inc. as an AppleCare advisor.

Wesley McCarty ’98, of Rocky Mount, is employed by BB&T.

T. Bryson Smith ’98, and his wife, Lori Ward Smith ’98, of Christiansburg, announce the birth of their daughters, Madalyn Pearl and McKinley Rae, on September 11, 2013. They join big brother Jackson.

Robert M. Vanselow ’98, of Miami, FL, is the director at German-Tec Panama, S.A. This company is an importer and exporter of industrial equipment and machines.

J.C. Harmon ’99, of Midlothian, is employed by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as a financial advisor.


Heather Hutson Doane ’00, and her husband, Bobby, of Clifton, announce the birth of their daughter, Misa Doane, on June 28, 2013.

John Liffert ’00, of Arlington, is employed by Quest Diagnostics as a sales director.

Anthony Besche ’01, and his wife, Katie Booze Besche ’04, of Columbia, MD, announce the birth of their son, Camden Hunter, on February 16, 2013. He joins big sister Jillian.

Amanda Ackley Grabler ‘01, of Abingdon, wed Teresa Grabler in June 2013. She published her first book, Echoes, in May 2012. It is available exclusively through The Book Patch.

J. Riley Hodges ’02, of Rocky Mount, wed Ashley Stanley on October 6, 2013.

Todd Hudson ’02 and his wife, Erica, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Ray, on June 4, 2013.

Andrew Nester ’02, of Martinsville, was elected to serve as Henry County Commonwealth’s attorney.

Anthony Quist ’02, and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Boones Mill, announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Avery, on September 12, 2013. She joins big brother Maverick.

Brandon Rooks ’02, and his wife, Lindsay Morton Rooks ’02, of Richmond, announce the birth of their daughter, Vivian Grace, on March 5, 2013. She joins older siblings Julia and Ethan.

Erich Henschel ’03, and his wife, Allyson, of Crozet, announce the birth of their son, Askel Jacob, on August 16, 2013. He joins big sisters Peyton and Reily.

Lorie Hale Holland ‘03, and her husband, Ken, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their daughter, Emberly Chey, on April 26, 2013. She joins her siblings, Jillian, Jonas, Madison, and Whitney.

Jamie Morton ’04, of Naugatuck, CT, is employed at Yale Medical School as an animal tech III.

Anthony Pica ’03, of Williamsburg, is the drama director at Menchville High School. He started the high school’s new children’s theatre troupe, The Monarch Players, which was inspired by his work with the Jack Tale Players at Ferrum College.

Derek Woods ’03, and his wife, Jamie Peters Woods ’06, of Ferrum, announce the birth of their son, Derek “Deke” Andrew Woods II, on February 13, 2013. He joins big sister Brady.

Jason Vipperman ’03, and his wife, Stephanie, of Stuart, announce the birth of their daughter, Kendra Michelle, on January 25, 2013.

Robert A. Glass ’04, of Roanoke, passed his Technician Class and his General Class Amateur Radio License exams. He is engaged to Susan Pascali.

Tressa Holland Moore ’04, and her husband, Darnell, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Michelle, on March 20, 2013. She joins big sister Makenzi.

Felicia Clark Ruley ‘04, of Attleboro, MA, is employed by Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, as a regulatory affairs specialist.

Matthew Scruggs ’04, of Gainesville, FL, is employed by the University of Florida as an assistant director of student conduct and conflict resolution.

Greg Storck ’04, and his wife, Amy English Storck ’04, of Williamsburg, announce the birth of their son, Henry, on December 20, 2012. He joins big brother Parker.

Carrie Jones Altice ’05, of Wirtz, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a fifth grade teacher at Henry Elementary School.

Victor Davidson ’05, and his wife, Crystal Mitchell Davidson ’05, of Winston-Salem, NC, announce the birth of their daughter, Kennedi Faith, on June 20, 2013.

Eugene Hacker ’05, and his wife, Jessica Hodges Hacker ’07, of Ferrum, announce the birth of their son, Rylan James, on April 10, 2013. He joins big sister Cora.

James Schindler ’05, and his wife, Kari Rosendale Schindler ’03, of Rocky Mount, announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth M. Schindler, on April 12, 2013.

Casey Vassar ’05, of Richmond, wed Scott Gerritz on April 20, 2013.

Bryce Burnett ’06, and his wife, Becky Soteres Burnett ’04, announce the birth of their daughter, Bryleigh Rebecca, on January 6, 2013.

Keshawn Glass ’06, of Danville, is employed by Telvista, Inc. as a human resource business partner.

Ryan Hambright ’06, of Roanoke,  is a fourth grade teacher at Moneta Elementary.

Thomas James ’06, and his wife, Jen, of Alexandria, announce the birth of their twin sons, Asher William and Nathan Brian, on August 1, 2013.

Jessica Gamble Luther ’06, and her husband, Adam, of Fieldale, announce the birth of their son, Benjamin James, on August 31, 2013.

Derek Ritenour ’06, and his wife, Julie Anderson Ritenour ’07, of Woodstock, announce the birth of their son, Lucas Walker, on April 10, 2013. He joins big sister Anna.

Shanna Carter Smith ’06, of Rocky Mount, announces the birth of her son, Max Lee, on August 30, 2013.

Kimberly Cox ’07, of Pittsville, started working as the director of sales at the Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center in Lynchburg in 2011. Her responsibilities include oversight of all of the company’s corporate relations. She was previously employed as the executive director of seven different state motor coach associations and is happy to be associated with Craddock Terry.

Melissa Jones Kirk ’07, and her husband, Matt ’07, of Cookeville, TN, announce the birth of their daughter, Giovanna, on January 17, 2013.

Toni Lombardi ‘07, of Norfolk, is employed by Old Dominion University Research Foundation.

Cody Matthews ‘07, and wife Amy Baxter Matthews, of Kernersville, NC, announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Renee, on October 8, 2013. She joins big sister Maddie.

Kym Jamison Cundiff ’08, and her husband, Randall, of Ferrum, announce the birth of their son, Henry Lyle, on March 27, 2013.

Meaghan Hill ’08, of Bedford, wed Kyle Thompson on January 19, 2013. She is employed by Novozymes as a lab assistant.

Kelly Payne ’08, of Clifton Forge, is employed by the Homestead as a reservations agent.

Shannon Robinson Ramsey ’08, of Henry, and her husband, Jeremy, announce the birth of their twin sons, Carter Graham and Jackson Charlie, on February 10, 2013.

Kristen Reming ‘08, of Lowell, MA, is employed by Caregiver Homes as a care manager.

Jessica E. Fralin ’09, of Collinsville, wed Matthew P. Harmon on March 9, 2013. She is employed by Hospice and Home Care of Memorial Hospital as a social worker and bereavement coordinator.

Brandy Puckett ’09, of Hillsville, is employed by Primland in Meadows of Dan as the head horticulturalist.

Timothy W. Shipe ’09, of Staunton, is employed by NTELOS as a call center representative.


Jason Butterworth ’10, and his wife, Sydney Phillips Butterworth ‘10, of Mechanicsville, announce the birth of their daughter, Emorie Klaire on June 25, 2013.

Tiffany Coleman ’10, of Danville, received her Master of Science in Criminal Justice with thesis work in human trafficking. She is employed by Ferrum College as an admissions counselor.

Matt Dobson ’10, of Fredericksburg, and his wife, Kristen, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Brooke, on January 15, 2013.

Tyler Meadows ’10, of Roanoke, wed Rebekah Motley ’11, on May 18, 2013.

Kari Botkin Sponaugle ‘10, of Doe Hill, is employed by Bath/Highland County as an extension agent.

Brett Thomas ’10, of Danville, is employed by Hargrave Military Academy as head baseball coach.

Shaina DeBord ’11, of Hardy, is employed by Campbell Court Elementary as a third grade teacher.

Nichole George ’11, of Stafford, wed Jay Cox on May 26, 2013.

Cara Jacobs ’11, of Roanoke, is employed by the Roanoke County Police Department as a police officer.

Natalie Olson ’11, of Virginia Beach, is enrolled at Norfolk State University to obtain a second degree in nursing.

Glenn E. Thompson ’11, of Glade Hill, received his Master of Business Administration degree in green business strategies in May 2013. He received magna cum laude status. He is a volunteer consultant for Franklin County Public Safety and School Transportation services.

Kameron Wilds ’11, and his wife, Samantha Dickerson Wilds ’10, of Danville, announce the birth of their son, Alexander Michael, on September 14, 2013.

Anna Bowser ’12, of Buchanan, is employed by Carilion as an administrative coordinator for emergency medicine.

Kristen Keith ’12, of Richmond, is employed by Universal Leaf Tobacco Company as an internal auditor.

Wes Mullins ’12, of Chesapeake, is employed by EFS at City of Chesapeake as a systems analyst.

Jonathan Sartell ’12, of Narragansett, RI, is working with Bluewater East on a film role.

Mallory Taylor ’12, of Newsoms, is employed by Virginia Tech Conference and Guest Services as a conference aide.

Vanessa Torres ’12, of Burke, is employed by C-SPAN as a marketing representative.

Rekita Younger ’12, of Gretna, is employed by the YMCA of Ferrum College as the member services coordinator.

Jourdan Beasley ’13, of Petersburg, is employed by Carilion Clinic Patient Transport as an emergency medical technician.

Chelsie Brown ’13, of Ferrum, is a therapeutic day treatment counselor.

Cecil Carter ’13, of Ararat, is employed by Bedford County TLAC as a pump-out technician.

Chris Duble ’13, of Glade Spring, wed Caitlin Duble on July 27, 2013.

Deanna Reid ’13, of Broadway, is employed by Back Home on the Farm Corn Maze.

Paul Simms ‘13, of Roanoke, is employed by Woods Rogers as a marketing assistant.

Daisy Wilhelm ’13, of Lexington, is employed by C-SPAN as an intern for the executive/history department.

Lucinda Worrell ’13, of Laurel Fork, wed Bryan Norman on May 23, 2013.

Rachel Elizabeth Walton-Dyal ’14, of Rocky Mount, and her husband, Sid, announce the birth of their son, Otis Gordan, on April 10, 2013.

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