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Suzanne R. Bevan


Lori Foster Turley


Tara Corrigall


Marcia Guida James

Jackie Lane Rice, Ann Clark Lockhart, Martha Newcombe Reed, Terri Sullivan Walsh, Martha Weber Jaffe,and Lynn Ziernicki Bruce met in NYC last fall. Jackie and husband Rich have two college kids and a ninth-grader. Jackie competes in Ironman triathlons. Barbara Balogh Saunders is in her running group. Jackie’s sister, Jennifer Lane Sullivan, who transferred to VCU, and brother-in-law Stuart Sullivan, UMW senior director of plant operations, have a daughter who started UMW this fall. Terri’s daughter, Mackenzie Walsh ’14, graduated from UMW in May.

Kim Stephenson Reiley and Barney Reiley ’81 welcomed their fourth grandchild in June.

Susan Hardy Johnson and husband Page have two UMW sons, Sam Johnson ’14, an environmental science major,and Dillon Johnson ’11. The Johnsons cruised to Bermuda for their 30th anniversary.

I hadn’t seen former roommate Teresa Childers Peterson in decades but visited her and husband Mark during the 2013 holidays; we found ourselves within driving distance on vacation in Florida. The Petersons planned summer trips out west.

In summer, Tom and I visited Amsterdam, Vienna, and Budapest, where middle son Michael, who’ll graduate Tufts in May 2015, was doing a computer internship. Oldest son Tommy teaches in a New Haven inner city school. His and others’ experience teaching social justice was chronicled in an ebook.


Auby J. Curtis

Tara Kilday Lindhart

When Sarah Kosak Calvert started Mary Washington in 1980, she lived in Fairfax, Virginia. She went to law school and owned a legal practice for years, before earning a master’s degree and Ph.D. at Wesley Theological Seminary. She’s been a United Methodist pastor for 10 years. Recently, work with Northern Virginia churches in revitalization and leadership development took her back to Fairfax.

Marianna Rixey Scott ’85 and Mark Scott’s eldest daughter,Maggie, planned an October wedding. Mark spent a weekend with Jerry Pumphrey.  

After 30 years leading IBM human resources, James Miller retired.


Monique Gormont Mobley

Allison Cornell, ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles in June, anticipates being ordained a priest soon. She and her partner moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona. Allison keeps up with Jenny Utz ’82, Suzie Leavitt ’83, Chris Hruby ’81, and Linda Lemanski Blakemore ’84.

Matt Faulconer is Rappahannock Electric Cooperative manager of external affairs. Russell Berry of Dallas is a real estate company area director.

John Reynolds, a Fredericksburg Realtor, ran auto dealerships for 25 years. He’s rehabbing his historic district home with bull terrier rescue Rocky. Son John, a College of William and Mary graduate, works in Northern Virginia. Son Justin, a Virginia Tech graduate, is pursuing a master’s degree and plans to teach. Daughter Rachel, who attended UMW but transferred to Longwood, plans to become an athletic trainer.

In June, Joni Dodd Libglid and husband Craig lost only son Ian Michael, 23, to depression. Joni is creating a suicide prevention program in her Buffalo Public Schools district, where she’s taught for 21 years.

Gayle Greenwood Whitlock became aPrince William Chamber of Commerce board member. Daughter Brooke attends Radford University. Two of Gayle’s kids traveled to Guatemala for a mission trip building stoves to improve air quality. Their family vacationed in Boston and Cape Cod during summer. She and husband Bennett became empty nesters in fall.

After a career in librarianship, most recently 18 years at the Florida Coastal School of Law, Martha Shears Smith and husband James purchased specialty store Green Man Gourmet. Years ago, Martha visited Maura Pollin, who’s lived in Paris since graduation.

Noel Harrison of Fredericksburg works for the National Park Service at Chatham Manor, writes articles on the park’s blog, and authored a guidebook.

Kent Rice, a pastor for five years, founded the nonprofit East Petersburg Faith Outreach. Wife Karen supervises children’s ministries at their church. Oldest daughter Morgan began discipleship training at Pennsylvania’s Miracle Mountain Ranch. Youngest daughter Kensey is a sophomore. Kent keeps tabs on the old Marshall Hall crew via Facebook.

Pat Holland of Fredericksburg is Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging director of client services. Pat and her partner celebrated 50th birthdays with a cross-country trip via national parks and a Caribbean cruise with rainforest zip-lining.

Charles Kennedy moved from L.A. to NYC to oversee research for cable channels like USA and E! His son graduated from NYU. His daughter finished a semester in Brisbane, Australia.

Susan Waid Beard is vice president of Old North State Trust, a family-owned Greensboro, North Carolina, company. Husband Richard is partner/owner with commercial real estate firm Simpson Schulman & Beard. Son Thomas, a University of South Carolina junior, studies economics. Daughter Mary Grace plays high school soccer and field hockey. The family has an Oak Island, North Carolina, beach house.

Susan Goyette Caldwell,a Woods Rogers law firm marketing director, married and moved in 2012 to Roanoke, Virginia, where she’s active with UMW. Her stepdaughters are 19 and 15.

Anna Mueller Branner, a potter and weaver at LibertyTown Arts Workshop and her home studio for 10 years, is a Historic Kenmore guide and supervisor, and a real estate title examiner. She moved to Fredericksburg in 1997 with husband Greg Branner,when he worked for Potomac Hospital. They moved to Charlottesville and, in 2011, back to Fredericksburg, where Greg is UMW Foundation CFO.

I, Monique Gormont Mobley,am still in Madison, Wisconsin, working with K-12 ESL students. Both children graduated from college. I visited Paris this summer.

Mark your calendars for our 30th reunion next year!


Lisa Harvey


Kim Jones Isaac

René Thomas-Rizzo


From Kim:In July, my Leadership Lawton class built a playground for special-needs children, with community volunteers and Fort Sill soldiers. I run our computer business and celebrated the one-year anniversary of the yoga studio where I teach. I celebrated my 50th birthday in July with my husband and friends.

Chris Marron and Jennifer Aultman Marron of Annapolis, Maryland, married 26 years, Skype often with daughter Monica, who’s married and lives in Osaka, Japan, with husband Soushi, and Chris and Jennifer’s first grandchild, Tsugumi. Tim is working on his first degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Hannah and Chloe, 10 and 8, love soccer and Girl Scouts. Chris left the federal government after 20 years, taught at the Naval Academy, and took a professor position in UMBC’s computer science department. Jennie works in clinical research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. They travel and camp.

The 15th Judicial Circuit lawyers elected Jennifer Lee Parrish to a three-year term on the Virginia State Bar Council.

Email updates or find me on Facebook under “Kim Jones Isaac.”


Robby Noll and wife Susanof Charlottesville have seventh- and ninth-grade daughters. His company develops student housing and commercial office building in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Elder daughter Hannah was to attend field hockey camp at UMW.

Don Appiarius is University of St. Francis dean of students in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Silver Spring, Maryland, eighth-grade English teacher Donna Whitney has a 15-year-old son.

Deborah Hyland ’89 spent summer calling square and contra dances in the Midwest, then returned to St. Louis Community College, teaching Shakespeare and film. Kemetia Foley ’87 was to present on social media fundamentals at a September administrative professionals conference.


Leah Wilson Munnis