Class Notes

These are the unedited class notes as submitted by class agents and other alumni. Edited notes appear in the print edition.

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Kelly Caldwell

Philip Price Smith died Oct. 2, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina, after a long battle with depression. 

Phil was the loving husband of Ashley and father of Annabelle, 3, and Cooper, 1. Friends and family remember his love of all things sports: football, golf, NASCAR, sports trivia, and especially the University of Virginia Cavaliers. 

A business administration major and certified public accountant, Phil had a business offering expert tax advice. Clients were impressed by his professionalism, integrity, relatability, and kindness. 

In his memory, classmates have established the Phil Smith ’10 Memorial Fund to support the Talley Center for Counseling Services. The fund will help with programming to help destigmatize mental health issues and increase awareness about suicide prevention. 

Contributions may be sent by check to the UMW Foundation at 1119 Hanover St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401, or online through Please direct your gift to “Phil Smith ’10 Memorial Fund” for accurate processing. 


Hannah Hopkins

Kira Lanewala


Mandi Solomon

Robin Semelsberger started a clinical psychology doctoral program at Sam Houston State University in the fall. She planned to specialize in clinical health psychology and the relationship between stress and health. 


Amanda Buckner McVicker

Andrew Hogan

In 2020, the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) presented its inaugural Rising Star Award to Meghan Hobbs Welch of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. The award recognizes a VEDA member who has made a difference quickly in a new role. Meghan joined the development partnership in 2018 and was promoted to senior business manager for business investment in early 2020. Read more about Meghan on p. 20. 


Elizabeth Storey

Claire Pickard Mairead and Mason Moorman Mairead were married Oct. 3, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Mairead is the new last name the couple chose. 

Jennifer S. Furlong has published a novel, Hidden City: The Unimaginables. It’s book 1 of a young adult series that “mixes coming of age heart with supernatural action adventure.” 

Lisa A. Zargarpur, M.Ed. was elected vice chairwoman of the Prince William County School Board for a one-year term starting in January 2021. She was elected to the school board in November 2019. Lisa is an elementary general music and chorus teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, public schools. She and husband Yaqub have three children, the youngest in high school. 

Leo J. Titus, MBA, an engineer, has been promoted to chief operating officer for Engineering Consulting Services, where he has worked since 1997. 


Erin Clark became chief ranger of visitor experience at Sky Meadows State Park, near Paris, Virginia, in January 2021. 


Samantha Litchford


Brittany McBride