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Terry Price has been recently appointed to the position of director of emerging media at Texas Lutheran University.


John Boesch is now a certified environmental educator. He resides in Durham, N.C.


Paul Parce was the focus of a profile in the Hendersonville Times-News in September, 2010. After 35 years in the food industry (20 as a chef), Parce is now training as a professional blacksmith and welder.


Tawana Rickman Weicker was named Teacher of the Year in Polk County for 2010. She teaches at Polk County High School and also has a thriving biofuels operation.
For more than 15 years, Chuck Vestal has served as director of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. He recently visited campus to provide expert advice about the opening of UNC Asheville's new Sherrill Center.


Deena McKinney works as an associate professor of history and education at East Georgia College.

Markus Roeders is head coach of the women's soccer team at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. It is one of the top programs in the nation. Wendell Whitney Thorne has released his second book "Don't Worry, It'll Grow Back," a collection of essays and stories inspired by his job as a barber in an old-fashioned barbershop. He is currently working on a novel.


John Howard Smith and wife Erica welcomed the birth of Iain Connor, their first child, on November 15, 2010. They reside in Sulphur Springs, Texas.


Tracy Proctor is now president of TDP Strategic solutions, a consulting firm providing strategic project planning and implementation for non-profits. She resides in Durham, N.C.

Frank Pelaez is associate head coach of the women's soccer team at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. It is one of the top programs in the nation.


Allison Simpson and Shannon Simpson welcomed their daughter, Echo Anastasia, on June 15, 2010. They reside in Fort Worth, Texas.


Natasha Augustine is the human resources director for Texas-based Omni Hotels in New York City.

Tara Quinn works as program manager for the Capital Region Land Conservancy in the Richmond, Va., region.


Tanya and William Banks '98 have welcomed the birth of their child. They reside in Swannanoa, N.C.

Donna Forga was elected District 30A Court Judge in November 2010. She resides in Waynesville, N.C.


Deborah S. Hart was married to Frank Serafini in July 2010. The couple then moved to Kuwait where she is the Middle East Partnership Initiative coordinator at the U.S. Embassy. She will be in Kuwait until the summer of 2012 when she will move to the U.S. Embassy in Oman to be the public affairs officer.


Brian Castle is now the director of global marketing and client relations for Thought Leader Select in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Vanessa Harper works as an account executive with Brunet-Garcia Advertising in Florida.
Leigh Spicer and Louis Bernard welcomed the birth of their second child, London Bernard, on October 7, 2010. They reside in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Danielle Wilson and husband Robert welcomed the birth of a baby girl. The family resides in Lexington, S.C.


Mark Teague has been named to the Board of Directors for the Hickory Kiwanis Club. He also works with Wells Fargo Advisors in Hickory, N.C.

Melodie Warren has recently welcomed the birth of her child. She lives in Candler, N.C.
Nona Mitchell Workman has recently welcomed the birth of her child. She lives in Asheville.

Amber Munger, who has worked in Haiti for 13 years, was recently hired by Oxfam America to launch its Haitian economic recovery and livelihood program.

Piper Nieters Su has joined the law firm DLA Piper in Washington, D.C. She serves on the firm's Health Care Public Policy and Regulatory Group.


Josette Exprua is married to Emilio Cornejo and they have two daughters, Josette Xaviera and Natalia. Josette is living and working in her native Nicaragua as marketing director of the Centro Empresarial Pellas Foundation, a private NGO in Nicaragua. The organization's mission is to strengthen the economy and reduce poverty in Nicaragua through development and support of small and medium enterprises.

Tabita Ann Renaldi and Darrel Dawson Daniels III were married on March 20, 2010. On Dec. 31, they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Madison Lucas Daniels.
Reed Wood received a master's and doctoral degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. His current research focuses on the strategic dimensions of state and non-state actor violence against civilians during civil wars, and the processes of strategic learning among states and insurgents during conflicts. He teaches courses on international relations, political violence, and human rights at Arizona State University.

The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring alumnus Mike Guggino on mandolin, were grand marshals of the 2010 Asheville Holiday parade. The band regularly tours with actor-musician Steve Martin; their forthcoming CD will feature contributions from Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks.


Bridget Marie Goss and Jeremy Stephen Shrader were united in marriage. They currently live in Greensboro, N.C.

Morgan Cranford and husband Matthew welcomed their daughter, Kendall Paige, on May 21, 2010. They reside in Randleman, N.C.

Jacqueline Newton received a master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010. She is working as a clinical therapist in a residential program for women and children through UNC-Chapel Hill. She also serves as community outreach director for Girls Rock NC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to girls' empowerment.


Russell Edwards recently graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law and was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives (GA-10) in the 2010 elections.
Jessica Kenney and Daniel Kenney '03 have been united in marriage. They reside in Asheville.

Katie Konchar works as an ethnobotanist at Missouri Botanical Garden, where she researches climate change and biodiversity in the Himalayas.

Jeremiah Lee Shelton recently welcomed the birth of his child. He resides in Leicester, N.C.

Kevin Skolnik has launched his solo music career with the release of "Kinetic" in November 2010. Previously he served as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mozambique as a community health specialist from 2006–2008 before going to work for KaBOOM! a nonprofit that helps communities build playgrounds across North America. More information about Kevin's music can be found at

Jess Wells has been hired by the city of Roswell, Ga., as the new Cultural Arts Center coordinator. He has been production manager at the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center's theater.

Asheville-based fashion designer Sarahbeth Larrimore was featured in the November 2010 edition of Sophie magazine and the January 2011 issue of VERVE magazine. Her company, Unabashed Apparel, features clothes made from fairly traded fabrics treated with low-impact, fiber-reactive dyes.

Angi West recently released her third album, "Opportunity Cost," in February 2011. She also is currently working toward a master's degree in accounting from Western Carolina University.
Elizabeth Woods was the subject of a multi-day series of stories in the Charlotte Observer about Afghanistan War widows. Woods lost her husband Brian, a medic on a Special Forces team of National Guard Green Berets, last year.


he Asheville-based nonprofit Pages Open People Project, founded and directed by Jim MacKenzie, has expanded its effort to deliver books to prisons in South Carolina. The POP Project collects and distributes used books to prisons, and is one of the first programs in North America to provide books to death row inmates.

Artist Lisa Nance was profiled in the February 2011 issue of VERVE magazine.
Colin Andrew works at Advanced Data and Network Solutions in Asheville as a systems engineer focusing on VoIP phone systems.
Ashley English recently welcomed the birth of her child. She also has published four books, all of which are available for purchase from Amazon.

Joy Fishman and husband William Burke live in Ohio where Joy is pursuing an MBA. Joy works as the graduation coordinator for Cleveland State University.

Emily Sharples received a master's degree in higher education administration in May 2010 from NC State University. Emily works at Duke University School of Law Career and Professional Development Center.


Anna Huntley and Peter Coffey '08 were united in marriage on September 26, 2010.


Ingrid Allstaedt has joined Asheville's WLOS-TV as a local news reporter. Previously, she served as a reporter and weather anchor for an NBC affiliate in Eugene, Ore.

Nicole Caldwell was married to Travis Saunders on October 24, 2010. Nicole works at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., as the student activities coordinator.

Ryan Dodd is a graduate student at NC State University working toward a master of science in soil science, emphasizing nitrogen and phosphorus mineralization from biosolids.

Erin Ball and Gregory Cutrell were united in marriage on October 23, 2010. They reside in Arden, N.C.

Tierney Oberhammer earned a master's degree in popular culture from Bowling Green State University.

Samantha Rose Russell recently gave birth to twins.

Stephanie Casey and Thomas Fuhs '07 were married on October 9, 2010 at Walt Disney World, Fl. They reside in Middletown, Conn.


Nan Kramer was profiled in the January 2011 issue of VERVE magazine as one of "The 30 Under 30," which highlighted young women with ties to Western North Carolina "on their way up." Kramer was recently elected to the board of Slow Food Asheville and has been instrumental in bringing a focus on local and traditionally produced foods to college students.

Lorin Mallorie works as a field reporter in Haiti. Her stories appear regularly in the Asheville-based Mountain Xpress newspaper.

Hannah Duncan and Jonathan Houser were united in marriage in April 2010. They reside in Virginia Beach, Va.

Lisa Cook works as a medical lab technician at the DCC Drug Lab in Asheville, NC.

Alumni Deaths

George Lynch '33, February 2011
James Parker '38, February 2011
Ruth White '44, October 2010
George Koon '48, February 2011
Stanley Moore '48, January 2011
Harry Ballew '49, February 2011
Hoyte Hayes '54, February 2011
Robert Messer '57, January 2011
Thomas Ray '59, January 2011
Robert Cogburn '60, February 2011
Eddie Jones '73, November 2010
Donna Wright '75, January 2011
Arlene Nutter '79, October 2010
Michael Ochsenreiter '80, December 2010
Dorothy Grob '83, January 2011
Ruth Moody '87, November 2010
Vicki Deschenes '98, September 2010
Lee Craig '92, February 2011
Jamon Deal '93, February 2011
Paula Roberts '93, January 2011
Sabrina Morris '09, December 2010

Faculty and Staff Deaths

David R. Gullyes, January 2011, Campus Operations (retired)
Dr. William H. Haas III, October 2010, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Harold S. Marienthal, January 2011, Mass Communication (retired)

Jill Tomkins Yarnall, April 2011, Communication andMarketing

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