Shade Morris Mecum, ’39, and his wife, Rachel, reside in Charlotte, N.C., at Aldersgate Retirement Community. The Mecums enjoy various sorts of recreation, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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Dave Rosen, ’55 and his wife Carolyn still reside in Lake Worth, Fla. Rosen is retired after working 40 years as a professional photographer.
Robert Jones, ‘59, recently completed a thousand name genealogy back to 800 AD, in an effort to confirm his Welsh heritage. Jones came across an interesting find—that he is a descendant of the Prince of South Wales of the 12th and 11th centuries, and that one was the legal wife of Henry I, first king of England.
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Bernard L. Bostick, ’61, enjoys being retired after more than 30 years of teaching science courses at Mountain State University. He now resides in Homosassa, Fla., but returns to his home in Beckley, W.Va., to enjoy summers in the Mountain State. Bostick studied medieval archeology at Christ Church College in Oxford, England, and now plans to be certified in faith-based Christian temperament counseling. He and his girlfriend are planning a vacation to the Holy Land. Bostick says that his time at Morris Harvey College were some of the best years of his life.
Nina Denton Pasinetti, '65, is the artistic director for the Charleston Light Opera Guild with whom she has directed 101 productions and has choreographed 141 musicals and six evenings of dance. She has been honored as Individual Artist at the Mayor's Awards for the Arts (1996), at the Governor's Arts Awards (2006), as East Bank High Alumnus of the Year (1999) and as one of the YWCA Women of Achievement (2010). She served as president of Dance West Virginia for four terms, directed the Charleston Theatre Festival for two terms. She currently volunteers for the Clay Center, Thespians West Virginia, the UC National Alumni Board and for FestivALL Charleston as board president and dance and theater chair. Many of her students have continued professionally in theatre, film, television and dance including actresses Jennifer Garner and Ann Magnuson and musician Kathy Mattea. She and her husband Thomas P. Pasinetti, technical director at the Clay Center, reside in Charleston.
Tom Miller, ’66, completed a master’s degree in public administration from Troy University after graduating from Morris Harvey College. Miller served nearly 21 years in the army and also worked for about 22 years with the Army Physical Disability Agency in Washington D.C. He recently retired from the civil service. Miller is very involved with UC’s National Alumni Board, and is working as a representative for the state of Maryland.
Dr. David G. Speer, ’66, is a doctor of naturopathy and healing arts practitioner, as well as a teacher. His private practice is located in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area.
Judith Ann Cain, ’66, and her husband Reverend John D. Browning, ’65, reside in Winfield, W.Va. They have two children: John “David” Browning II, and JoAnn Paulette Browning Matamoros.
Dr. L. Milton Hankins, ’67, lives in Catlettsburg, Ky., and has recently published his second book, Ashes on the Snow, a collection of Appalachian short stories. Dr. Hankins is also a regular editorial columnist for the Huntington, W.Va., “Herald-Dispatch.”
Allan I. Davis, ’67, and his wife of 41 years, Eileen L. Davis, established The Eileen Davis Foundation in Prescott, Ariz., to promote and educate the general public about the sport of singles combined driving. Eileen was the 2004 United States equestrian federation national combined driving singles reserve champion of the United States, and short-listed for the U.S. Olympic team both in 2005 and 2006.
Kenny Warren, ’68, was one of the very few ventriloquists chosen to appear on a recent episode of NBC-TV's "Last Comic Standing.”
Walter F. Wieder, ’69, currently resides in Phoenix, Ariz. Wieder says after 39 years as a unitarian universalist minister, he will be working part-time with plans of retiring in the near future.
Nancy-Louise Mottesheard, ’69, had two of her paintings juried into the art competition at the West Virginia State Culture Center Governor's Art Gallery Exhibition of landscape painting. She also exhibited 10 of her paintings at Tamarack's art gallery in 2010- 2011.
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Mary Lou (Milam) Entzminger, '70, currently lives in Conway, Ark., and works as the Head of the upper school at Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Ark. She is married to Robert L. Entzminger, who is the provost and dean of the college at Hendrix College. Together, they have two sons, Justin and Chris.
Glenn Neal, '70, published a book, The Second American Revolution: One Way or the Other. Neal resides in Beckley, W.Va.
Helen Law Hopkins, '71, is now working as a realtor for Old Colony in Charleston, W.Va.
Steve Lickliter, ’72, won his 99th bowling tournament in Brookville, Pa., which was also his 15th professional win. Lickliter is in the UC Sports Hall of Fame as a standout basketball and baseball player for the Golden Eagles.
David Cottrell, ’73 works as the director of audiovisual services here at the University of Charleston. He was recently asked to write an article for the spring edition of the CCUMC Leader publication. CCUMC is the Consortium of College and University Media Centers. It’s made up of audiovisual, instructional technology, and library people from colleges and universities around the world, but mostly in the U.S.
Nettie A. Horne, ’73, is preparing to retire from Lockheed Martin Corporation after almost 29 years, most recently with a wholly owned subsidiary that does only international work, Pacific Architects & Engineers (PAE) Inc. Horne looks forward to continuing to serve in the role of vice president & general counsel.
John Marshall, '73, utilized his music degree from Morris Harvey College as a teacher, performer, musical director and conductor. He currently directs the adult choir for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and is employed by Kanawha County Schools. During the 1980s, Marshall assumed the role of musical director for the Charleston Light Opera Guild and has wielded the baton for numerous Charleston Light Opera Guild mainstage and summer productions, including South Pacific, Peter Pan, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, and many more. He was the 1998 recipient of the Outstanding Individual Artist Award at the Mayor's Awards for the Arts.
Charity Taylor, '74, recently completed a master's degree in professional writing from Chatham University's online program. She currently resides in Ohio.
Beverly (Jarrell) Kingery, '74, is the superintendent of Nicholas County Schools in West Virginia. She has been inducted into both the Marshall University and West Virginia University Education Halls of Fame.
Carolyn Jackson Sizemore, ’74, was recently promoted to dean of the Beckley campus of New River Community and Technical College in Beckley W.Va. She also serves as title III director.
Bill King, ’76, a former Morris Harvey sports information director, and director of public relations for the Milwaukee Bucks, is also a member of the UC Sports Hall of Fame. King and his wife Shelly are proud of their daughter, Hallie, for receiving the Naismith Good Sportsmanship Award.
(From left): Legendary basketball announcer Dick Vitale, University of Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Coach Pat Summitt, Ian Naismith (grandson of Dr. James Naismith the inventor of the game of basketball) and Hallie King. Hallie is only the 31st individual, just the fourth female, and the youngest person to be honored with the Naismith Award.
Leslie Bartner, ’77, is a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority mid-Jersey Shore alumni chapter. Bartner also volunteers at an assisted living center.
Bob Nichols, '77, lives in Annapolis, Md., and works in the pharmaceutical industry. He is married to Margaret, and they have one child. Nichols enjoys playing competitive sand and indoor volleyball, paddling his kayak around the Chesapeake, and sampling wine.
Sheila Nicoll, ’79, has returned to Philips Healthcare as the oncology territory manager for the Northeast.
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Beverly Hansen, ’81, and her husband still reside in Birmingham, Ala. Hansen recently accepted a new position as director of care management at VIVA Health.
Rob Clemenz, ’82, has now turned his career as a consumer advocacy attorney into a hobby and turned his hobby of painting saint medals and writing inspirational stories into a job. His web site, www.Saintsforsinners.com, has received millions of hits and his hand-painted saint medallions have been worn by Bruce Springsteen, Paula Deen and many others. Rob travels to Rome and elsewhere in Europe every year to find new saint medallions to add to his collection of over 100,000. He now resides in New Orleans, La.
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Lisa Tuemler Hardesty, ’90, has been working in Cherokee, N.C., for the past 16 years. Lisa and her husband are pastoring a small church-type mission. She is also a substitute teacher for Cherokee Central School system. Hardesty says working on the reservation with the eastern band of Cherokee Indians has been quite an adventure.
Laura Mackey Lorentzen, ’92, has been promoted to be the next editor-in-chief of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Magazine.
Barbara Cook Overton, ’95, continued her studies at the University of New Orleans after finishing her mass communications degree at the University of Charleston. Overton went on to be a professor of film studies and production at the University of Memphis and Humboldt State University. Overton was admitted to the doctoral program in health communication at Louisiana State University. She says she intends to specialize in two areas: video applications in emergency room and urgent care settings and patient/provider communication patterns.
Tracy Whissen Guilford, ’95, is the new marketing communications manager for Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C.
Matt Poulton, ‘96, and his wife Jennifer recently became the proud parents of a daughter, Finley Blackwell Poulton, who was born this past September.
Charles "Chaz" Bowling, '96, moved from Charlotte, N.C., in 2010 to Georgia, where he accepted a position with a radiology company as vice president of account management. He also serves as the director of quality assurance and client relations. He is employed by US Teleradiology, UST Mammography, and Quantum Medical Radiology.
Tammy Bandy, ’96, will be graduating from nurse anesthesia school at Mountain State University in May 2011.
Jason Lantz, ’97, and his fiancé, Erika D'Aurio, are planning their wedding for June 2012.
Eric Sampsell, ’97, works as the director of physical therapy at Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hagerstown, Md. Sampsell recently published a chapter in the textbook “Clinics in Sports Medicine” entitled, “Rehab of the Spine Following Sports Injury.” He is blessed with two daughters, Donna and Ella, and a beautiful wife, Jennifer.
Karlie Belle Price, '97, opened her own business, Belle's Fitness and Event Center, and just celebrated one year of being in business. The center offers event planning services, theme parties, room rental, etc. and her staff travels across the state of West Virginia.
Shawn (Auxier) Hawkins, ’98, just welcomed third son, Dylan R. Hawkins, into the family this past November.
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Amy (Robinson) Rose, ’00, and her husband Scott welcomed their second child, Ashlie Katherine Rose. Ashlie joins big sister Emmy at home.
Jason Lendvay, '01, and Jennifer Pacino Lendvay, '01, just welcomed a new addition, son Tyler Jay Lendvay, to their family.
Stephen Beasley, '02, is the project coordinator for Brooklyn Partnership to Drive Down Diabetes (BP3D). Beasley continues to serve as the theater director for the CAMBA HIV Anti-Stigma Project. His band, The sbP, secured investment capital to record and release four singles. Beasley is also celebrating five years of serving and leading with the drama ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church. In his free time, Beasley enjoys sleeping and catching up with his UC family all across the globe.
Thomas Bateman, ’05 and his wife Christal recently welcome their new daughter, Miss Adriana Juliet Bateman.
Kyle Fields, ’06, recently graduated from the WVU College of Law. Fields now resides in New York City working as a model with Wilhelmina Models, and is pursuing a career in television and film (a passion for acting that he discovered through his legal education). Fields was recently featured on the cover of Joe Kimball’s book, “Timecaster” and appeared in the movie, “Love and Other Drugs.”
Ryan Slattery, '07, and Heidi (Bush) Slattery, '07, welcomed their daughter Riley Maria Slattery on June 12, 2010. Ryan currently works as a manager at Finish Line, and Heidi works for US Bank. The Slattery family resides in Hebron, Ky.
Brandy Whittington, ’07, and her husband, Rob Whittington, welcomed their third child, Grace Alexandra Whittington, this past summer. They also have a daughter named Katherine who is 10 years old, and a son William who is five years old. Whittington is an audit manager for Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC, and has been with the company since graduation.
Charles O'Byrne, '07, now works as an admissions counselor at Virginia College in Augusta, Ga. O’Byrne is also the entertainment and marketing director for "Somewhere in Augusta," and owns his own company, Karaoke Masters.
Talia Markham, '07, is the special events manager and fundraising specialist at the American Lung Association in Charleston, W.Va. Markham is also a member of the praise and worship team at her church - Maranatha Fellowship in Ripley, W.Va., and she sells Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Cindy A. Craddock, '07, recently married Gavin M. Reed. They work in Oklahoma City, Okla., and reside in the suburb of Edmond.
Jaelyn Jett, '07, is engaged to Joe Merical, and they are getting married in May 2011. Jaelyn works at the West Virginia Legislature in the public information office.
Jon-Tait Beason, '09, is continuing his education at UC after graduating from the University in 2009 in radiology. He worked at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, W.Va., before returning to school. He plans to become a doctor.
Cam Martin, '09, works at CAMC Memorial Hospital as a radiologic technologist, and lives in Charleston, W.Va. Cam also teaches beginner hip-hop classes in Saint Albans at the Ayash Sports Complex.
Adam Jones, '09, resides in Belle, W.Va., and works as a gallery educator at the Clay Center.
Wes Massey, ’09, and Jessica Wallace,’10, are engaged, and planning a wedding in the near future.
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Brittany (Clark) Williams, '10, was recently married to Robert Williams, and they now reside in Beckley, W.Va. Williams is attending physician assistant school at Mountain State University.
Samantha JoLynn Alden, ’10, is now residing in Fort Campbell, Ky., where her husband, who is in the US Army, is stationed. Alden is continuing her education to become a surgical first assistant.
Jamie B. Kearns, '10, is living in the Ohio Valley with her boyfriend, Todd. Kearns is employed by Tyler County Schools, working as an English teacher. Kearns also teaches zumba.
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