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Suzanne R. Bevan


Lori Foster Turley

Katie Kulp Jones hosted a mini-reunion in September. Katie runs a middle school media center in Roanoke. She has two daughters in town and one in Richmond. Ellen Stanley Booth enjoyed summer “vacation” and has resumed her job search. Pam Clapp Hinkle works at MBL in Woods Hole, Mass., and her duties have expanded to include communication and development. Son Ian is 11. Katrina Ray Landis is CEO of BP Alternative Energy. She and Bobbie Dwyer Leon, who teaches math in Ellicott City, Md., participated in the Sea Gull Metric Century bike ride. Colleen McCahill Turley and husband David Turley live in Fredericksburg with son Nolan, 16. Patty Churchill Shippee has launched three of her four children, the oldest a Naval Academy graduate who serves on a nuclear sub. Elisa Devorshak Harvey and son Alex compete in equine events in Maryland, while son Duncan is at sea for a semester. Babette Thorpe and her husband work in Idaho on land conservation and management issues. They missed Nancy McEntyre Kenefick, still a third-grade teacher in Fairfax, Va., and Karen Snyder Boff, who works at Cobb County Transportation Department in Atlanta.

I am the corrections technical director at the Navy brig in San Diego. My son is a freshman at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia; my daughter is a high school sophomore. We traveled to Italy in June and visited Italian relatives and the town where my grandfather grew up.


Tara Corrigall


Marcia Guida James

Tom and I are empty nesters, with our youngest at Vassar. Our oldest graduated from Yale and teaches high school math in New Haven. Our middle son is a sophomore at Tufts. Tom took a job in October at AmeriHealth Mercy in Philadelphia, so we’re commuting among Louisville, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale, where we have a beach condo. On a sad note, my beloved father passed away in October.

Robin Maurice Wedewer says her market research business survived the recession. Her family lives in southern Maryland, gardens, farms hay, and keeps pet chickens. Husband Harry is an attorney in Washington. Son Benjamin graduated from The Citadel and planned to start Navy pilot training.


Auby J. Curtis

Tara Kilday Lindhart


Monique Gormont Mobley

Jeff Schatz lives in Vienna, Va., with his daughter, a high school freshman. Jeff earned his MBA from George Mason and is a personal financial planner in a small Vienna practice. Jeff’s niece, Jessica Schatz ’09, completed her degree with the help of the Marilyn Mead Burke ’48 and William J. Burke Washington Scholarships, and is a teacher in the Fredericksburg area.

Kent Rice and wife Karen recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. Their daughters are 16 and 13. Kent is a pastor in Pennsylvania and writes devotional messages for his church website.

Kim Slayton White and Dave are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Kids Hampton and Katherine keep them busy. In August, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Kim as a judge for the 10th Judicial Circuit in Virginia.

Janet Dawson Bhagat and Rahoul recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. They live in New Hampshire and have a 13-year-old son and 19- and 22-year-old daughters.

Liz Stamoulis Via-Gossman lives in Manassas and is the city’s community and economic development director. Liz is working on a doctorate in community and economic planning at Virginia Tech’s Alexandria campus. Daughter Stephanie is a high school freshman, and son Danny is in middle school.

Ivonne Cotto Steffens lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., with husband Lou, son Louie, and daughter Christina. She is an independent human resources consultant and recently finished a project with Booz Allen in D.C. Ivonne earned her MBA at the University of Maryland. A fond college memory was meeting writer Carlos Fuentes, who died last year.

Gayle Greenwood Whitlock lives in Northern Virginia and participates in UMW College of Business activities. Her company hired its first UMW intern this summer.

My family and I live in Madison, Wis. It’s nice to have a place to call “home” after moving 13 times in 25 years of marriage. My husband retired from the Navy, our son graduated from college, and our daughter is a college senior. I work at a high school with English language learning students.


Lisa Harvey

Tracy Greener married Jeff Cunningham in November and honeymooned in Costa Rica. Irene Thomaidis married Curry Roberts in a desert sunset service in Carefree, Ariz., honeymooned on an adobe ranch, and traveled historic Route 66. Irene’s twins, Stephen and Electra, are 5.

Jocelyn Piccone and husband Kirk have moved to Midland, Texas, where Jocelyn is an executive at Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center. Jocelyn ran the 120-mile Trans Rockies stage race in August, tent camping each night. Mina Holden Horn, Brenda Thier Evans, and Lisa Harvey had fun at the Patriots-Ravens game in Baltimore.

Condolences to Lori Brubaker, who lost her father in 2011.


René Thomas-Rizzo

Kim Jones Isaac

From Kim: In June 2012, Ken and I celebrated 19 years of marriage, and this May we will start our 17th year with our computer repair business. We’ve traveled recently for radio-controlled flying events. I continue to practice yoga and have turned our third bedroom into a yoga room.

Jane Ellen Brennan Herrin and the Live Social Arena team toured from New York to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas last year. Jane Ellen and a colleague did Google+ Hangouts from the red carpet of the American Country Awards. Jane and Jim have two grade-school-age daughters, Anna Grace and Jenna.

Sara Marple Piehler shares that daughter Jill graduated from high school in West Seneca, N.Y.

Toni Moore Milbourne is editor of The Shepherdstown Chronicle in West Virginia. Daughter Polly is at Fairmont State University; daughters Maggie and Samantha are in middle school; and son Allen is working. Toni and husband Tom recently traveled to London with family.


Marsha D. Baker

Beverly J. Newman

Jay Bradshaw


Leah Wilson Munnis