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( Regular mail (Steve Daniel, 100 Koch Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529). The following notes reflect information received through March 31.

Pamela Henry ’43 writes, “I appreciate the value of a liberal arts education, including languages and literature with smatterings of sciences. All my children are degreed college graduates. Among my daughters are writers/lecturers, two pastor’s wives and a missionary – all homemakers. My sons are all engineers, thanks to my husband’s math coaching in their early years. We have 31 grandchildren (and counting).”

Irvine B. Hill ’49 of Norfolk, retired vice president of public affairs for Cox Communications Hampton Roads and former mayor of Norfolk, received a Human Rights Award from the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission Feb. 17 in recognition of his support for human rights and intergroup understanding in the community.

John G. Williams ’50 was recognized in March as Virginia Beach’s Man of the Year in Agriculture for 2003. A Navy veteran, he began farming with his father in 1950. That same year, he and his wife, Mary, started Williams Farm as a wholesale venture that grew to retail produce from the field directly to the customer, signaling a local trend in farming. Williams Farm, located in the Bayside area of the city, later included their children, John Jr., Mary Anne and Virginia. The farm existed for more than 45 years until January of this year, when John and Mary sold it to the city for a school site and recreational area, to be known as the Williams Farm Recreational Area. “This is not farm land around here any longer, it’s real estate,” he said in a city of Virginia Beach news release. “I kept just enough land to plant butter beans.”

Jack Jeffers ’55 and his wife, Pat, have retired to Lander, Wyo., where they maintain their connection with the art scene. Jack has produced a massive collection of fine art, including two books “and a third on the top of the desk.” A number of his original photographs are in private collections in the Norfolk area. “One should be in the Chrysler Museum from years back.” Several of his articles and short essays are posted at “‘Silver & Oil’ might be of interest.” Jack and Pat live at 145 Dupont Drive, Lander, WY 82520.

Clint Eason ’64 writes, “I am living on the beach in Florida and loving this undiscovered area [Port St. Joe]. I now have five grandchildren and have just begun my third career as a realtor.”

Martha Beacham Pulley ’65 joined the staff of Gov. Mark Warner in July 2003 as director of Virginia Corps, the program he established in 2002 to capture Virginia’s renewed spirit of volunteerism and support community service and preparedness. Her move to the governor’s office followed almost 12 years as executive director of the Virginia Association for Home Care.

Christine Petty ’69 earned her M.S. in counseling and guidance in 1996 from Texas A&M University, Commerce. A licensed professional counselor, she is currently taking a break from private practice.

Robert Baxter ’71, vice president of Remtech Services Inc. in Newport News, accepted three awards (two awards of distinction and one honorable mention) for a custom video he developed for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Others from Remtech involved on the project included former ODU students Alan Rick Fischer, Terresita Hardy Alston and Charles Stewart.

Joseph J. DiDomenico ’71 has worked in rehabilitation disability programs for 31 years and is currently executive director of Self-Reliance in Tampa, Fla. He serves as legislative chair of a statewide association and is on the Long Term Care Committee for the Florida D.O.H. Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program. Joe’s wife, Karen Moreno DiDomenico ’96, is employed by the Manatee County (Fla.) School Board and Easter Seals as an adult basic education teacher working with developmentally delayed adults. She and her students enjoy various educational and community activities, including horseback riding and a weeklong trip to the Florida Keys to snorkel and swim with dolphins.

Walt Sheffield ’71 has been appointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to the commonwealth’s Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board.

Deborah Miller ’72 (M.A. ’89), media manager in the Center for Learning Technologies’ graphics office at ODU, created nearly 100 illustrations for the book “Mathematics in Nature” by ODU math professor John Adam. The book, published late last year by Princeton University Press, was selected by the Association of American Publishers as the outstanding publication for 2003 in mathematics and statistics. The book explores the beauty and wonder of nature through mathematics. Debbie has done countless illustrations for faculty-written books and articles, including book jacket designs.

Patrick Molnar ’72 was elected president of the Hampton Roads Compensation and Benefits Association for 2004. He is acting assistant director of human resources for the city of Chesapeake.

Sid Rader ’73 (M.S.Ed. ’77) of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach was among the school’s teachers honored with the Technology Program of the Year award, presented recently by the International Technology Education Association.

Peggy M. Thaxton ’73, a scientist and plant breeder at Texas A&M University, received the 2003 Cotton Genetics Research Award. A research scientist in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in College Station, she received $1,000 in recognition of her efforts on behalf of cotton producers. Peggy has been an integral part of the development of seven cotton cultivars and 28 germplasm lines since 1985. These are highly resistant to bacterial blight and represented some of the earliest maturing upland cotton germplasm available in the U.S. She has also been instrumental in maintaining and distributing bacterial blight cultures to scientists who are interested in developing bacterial blight-resistant material. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in plant breeding and horticulture from Texas A&M.

Sandra W. Brandt ’74 was named the 2003 Woman of the Year by Zontas International. She was elected president of the Women’s Forum in October.

Jeanne Lomba ’74 has lost touch with many of her ODU classmates and would like to hear from them.

Reginald “Reggie” B. Ryals (M.B.A. ’74) has been appointed director of human resources for LifeNet, a nonprofit agency that coordinates organ and tissue donation in Virginia. He previously was head of corporate human resources for American Safety Razor in Verona, Va.

Dr. Larry Weiss ’74 received the Outstanding Sport Scientist Award for 2003 from the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is a professor of exercise and sport sciences at the University of Memphis.

Mick Bednarek ’75 would like to hear from former classmates.

Marje Miller ’75 teaches at the American International School in Cairo, Egypt. “I have a class of adorable preschoolers. When not at school I have been seeing the sights: the pyramids in Giza and farther south, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Aswan and the Temple of Abu Simbel. I have also been across the Sinai to snorkel in the Red Sea. I left a son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters in South Dakota, a daughter and son-in-law in Tucson, and hope to see the son that is stationed on Sardinia (Navy).” Her address is: c/o American International School in Egypt, P.O. Box 8090, Masaken Nasar City 11371, Cairo, Egypt.

Charles Murff ’75 worked 25 years in retail, including positions with Leggett, Belk and Dillard department stores until 1999, when he joined Testing Specialties Inc. in Chesapeake, where he is now a project estimator.

Barbara Hull Powell ’75 is enrolled in the master’s program for library and information science, via distance learning, offered by the University of South Carolina.

Virginia O. Uy ’75 (M.S. ’79) and Ludovico Villanueva were married last year.

Sardul Dvi-Vardhana ’76 and his wife have one son, age 19. Sardul is a guide for Special Journey Co. in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Christos Gabriel ’76 has been elected vice president by the professional staff at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk.

John W. Iuliano III ’76 has been installed as 2004 president of the Tidewater Builders Association. He is the president of Area Builders of Tidewater Inc.

Thomas Lerner ’76 is still with the Corps of Engineers. He currently performs environmental investigations.

Dean Martinelli ’76 (M.S. ’79), CPA, holds the Accredited Business Valuation certification and is a partner in the Charlottesville CPA firm of Hantzmon, Wiebel & Co. He was recognized by Virginia Business magazine in November as a “Super CPA” in the field of business valuations.

Susan Lynn Loucka Swanson (M.S. ’76, B.S. ’83, M.S.Ed. ’87) and her husband, Morley, returned to China in July 2003 to complete the adoption of their fourth daughter, Emi Alexandra. She was born on March 10, 2002, in Gaoyou, Jiangsu. “Waiting for their new little sister upon our return home were our daughters Jamie, 24, and our twins, Kaitlyn and MacKenzie, who are 6 1/2 and also joined our family through the miracle of international adoption from Wuzhou, Guangxi, China, in October 1998.”

Lela Hersh ’77 writes, “After 20 years at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the last seven of which I served as the director of collections and exhibitions, I left to pursue private consulting.”

Frank Soucy ’77 moved to the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in June 2003. He has been employed with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for approximately 18 years. He and his wife, Ellen, celebrated their 20th anniversary in July 2003. Frank would like to hear from his Rogers Hall dorm mates and Sigma Nu brothers.

Gene Wilson ’77 writes, “I am looking for Roger Kimmelmy, a former roommate and lifelong friend. Anyone who knows where he lives, please contact me. As most of his friends know, Roger had a near-fatal accident in 1987 which left him a quadriplegic.”

Janet Ellis (M.P.A. ’78) has joined the Norfolk-based company Dataline Inc. as director of consulting services.

Ben F. Salomonsky ’79, retired president of Ben Salomonsky Jeweler Inc., is now associated with the Shore Drive office of Long and Foster Realtors in Virginia Beach.

John Wagner ’79 is pastor of Church of the Sacred Heart in Prince George County, Va. He has been an ordained Catholic priest for 17 years.

Mary Doss Rich ’80 and her husband have moved to 1919 Harbour Circle, Cape Coral, FL 33914. “We love the weather and nice people.”

Kim West ’80 was selected as Chesapeake’s Cedar Road Elementary School Teacher of the Year for 2004. She is the author of a children’s book, “A Home for Pup E. Dog,” and leads a program to promote reading and writing.

Steve Barcus ’81 is self-employed as a principal SCT Banner Systems consultant and lives in Lakewood, Ohio.

Randall Greene ’81 and his wife of 17 years, Michelle, recently moved to a new home. Randall accepted a sales management position in December with Somanetics Corp., where he says he is using much of his education in his job. Randall also performs and records smooth jazz on his seven-string bass guitar in his spare time.

Pamela S. Latimer ’81 writes, “I would love to hear from any ODU or Cox High grads who remember me.”

Michael D. Newsome ’81 has been elected as a regional vice president of Home Builders Association of Virginia and will represent the Tidewater and Peninsula areas. He is executive vice president of Clark Whitehill Enterprises Inc. in Virginia Beach.

Scott Perkins ’81, a Realtor with Shorewest Realtors in Wauwatosa, Wis., writes that he was the 2002 and 2003 winner of the National Sales Award in Real Estate. “In November 2003 I celebrated my 10th anniversary with partner Jerry Barker.”

Patrick S. Yockey ’81, CPA, has joined Burrus, Paul & Turnbull PLC in Norfolk as a tax partner.

Cmdr. Glen C. Ackerman ’82, U.S. Navy, was recently selected for the rank of captain and assumed duties as staff officer with Carrier Group Four Adversary Forces Compound, Norfolk.

Amy C. Antonucci ’82, a registered nurse, has been employed in home care since 1992 and recently accepted a position as Portsmouth branch director for Personal Touch Home Care and Hospice. She has also offered her services as a nurse consultant and is currently enrolled in a forensic nursing certificate program through Kaplan College. She anticipates completing the program by this fall. Amy’s husband of 22 years, Steve, is a mechanic/assistant instructor in the truck driver training program at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth campus. Their oldest daughter, Angela, is a psychology major at Virginia Tech. Their youngest daughter, Cristina, is a junior at Alliance Christian School in Portsmouth.

Anne Doyle-Jones ’82 is a licensed mental health counselor for the state of Florida and serves as the clinical coordinator for Hillsborough Programs for Volunteers of America in Tampa. She also has a private practice in Seminole, The Human Element. Her daughters are 13 and 18. Beverly will graduate with honors in the International Baccalaureate Program at St. Pete High School and attend college in Florida on a scholarship. Lauren will be enrolled in the architecture program at Dunedin High School in the fall. Anne can be contacted at 8940 90th Terr. N., Largo, Fla. 33777.

Jeffrey W. Ainslie ’83 has been elected first vice president/treasurer of Home Builders Association of Virginia. He is president of Ainslie-Widener, a residential home-building business in Virginia Beach.

Beth Baines ’83 can be reached at Her husband, Bruce L. Baines ’77, died July 6, 2003.

Rhonda Glover ’83 received the 2003 Tavis Smiley Foundation Volunteer Award. She serves as the advisory co-chair for the Washington, D.C., area Tavis Smiley Foundation Youth 2 Leaders and was co-chair for the National Youth Summit Host Committee. The summit was held at Catholic University in Washington and was attended by 800 teens.

Victoria Stevenson Moody ’83 accepted a position in November as a project officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. Victoria initially joined CDC in 2002 and now works with state health departments to integrate hepatitis prevention activities into existing immunization, STD and HIV programs. She has worked in the public health field since leaving the Navy in 1996 after 11 years of service. During her Navy career, she served as the “doc” for one year on the USS Ainsworth and for an explosives/ordnance unit following a transfer to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Helen H. Reiter ’83, CPA, has joined Burrus, Paul & Turnbull PLC in Norfolk as a tax manager.

Ed Sheedy ’83 has started a new job with Spectra Marketing as a vice president of retail client services. He works with retailers based in the southeastern United States. Ed and his wife, Penny, live with their children, Michael, 13, Becky, 7, and Beth, 2, at 4500 Mance Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Laurie Anderson ’84 completed her master’s degree in nursing in May 2003 and now works as a family nurse practitioner at a rural Native American health center. “I would love to correspond with fellow RN grads from 1984, and in particular would like to hear from Patrice Nottingham.”

Joanne F. Bishop ’84 (M.S. ’94) has joined Sentara Healthcare as a family nurse practitioner at the Great Neck Family Practice in Virginia Beach. She previously was a clinical faculty member and lecturer at ODU.

Maureen Lyons ’84 was appointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to a four-year term on the State Board of Physical Therapy, beginning in July 2003.

Marcia Rynearson ’84 of Harrisburg, Pa., recently purchased Action International’s eighth business coaching franchise, which will serve Dauphin and Cumberland counties. She previously served as chief operating officer of Keystone Peer Review Organization Inc. in Harrisburg. In her new job, Marcia will create customized, year-round growth plans for business clients.

Vernon Towler ’84 has joined RBC Centura in Norfolk as a senior account manager of commercial markets.

Karen White (M.A. ’84) is a partner with the law firm White & Johnson, LLP, in Norcross, Ga.

Eric Whitmore ’84 and his wife, Sabrina, announce the birth of their first child, Matteo Travis, on April 28, 2003. Eric is employed by Texas Instruments, where he is the facilities engineering manager for DMOS5, a semiconductor manufacturing plant, in Dallas. The family lives in Plano.

Robin Eldredge ’85 (M.B.A. ’90) is co-owner of Handyman Matters, a Lakewood, Colo.-based company that has opened in Hampton Roads. It provides maintenance and repairs for homes and businesses.

Patricia ’85 (M.S.Ed. ’86) and Timothy Glover ’87 have moved to Chester, Va. Patti is working at the Juvenile Justice Department while Tim sees to their daughter, Mary.

Cmdr. Craig Herrick ’85 is the supply officer on the USS Peleliu, which has been deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Kirsten A. McGinn ’85 would like to hear from any Alpha Kappa Psi alumni.

Michiyo Miyauchi ’85 and her husband, Edward, announce the birth of a son, Cole Tadatoshi, on Dec. 17, 2003. He joins a brother, Kai Joseph, age 4. “We visited D.C. and Tidewater in May 2003 to see Michelle Purman ’84 and we really enjoyed the ‘Southern hospitality.’” The family lives in British Columbia.

Carlyle Bland ’86 (M.A. ’88) of Hampton left his position of deputy director of the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership to own and operate Marker 20, a seafood restaurant in downtown Hampton. “The first year of business has been great.”

Larry FitzGerald ’86 was recently promoted to senior vice president for Grubb & Ellis, an international commercial property real estate company. His office is in Vienna, Va.

Karen Ines ’86 has joined SAIC as a senior management consultant specializing in enterprise systems architecture. “I look forward to the challenges and opportunities with this advancement in my career, but more so I look forward to enjoying being a single mother and spending quality time with my daughter, Leilani, who turned 3 in February.” 866-527-5511;

Donna Garnett Mahan ’86 has been promoted to manager at Hantzmon, Wiebel & Co., one of Virginia’s largest CPA firms, in Charlottesville. She was recognized by Virginia Business magazine in November as a “Super CPA” in the field of audit.

Valerie M. Williams ’86 is director of communications and marketing for University Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. The church has more than 7,000 members and over 80 ministries, with a vision to reach people globally. In February, Valerie went on a short-term missions trip to Kenya, visiting Nairobi, Nakuru and Kisumu. “We ministered in high schools, orphanages, hospitals, worship services and crusades. We discussed HIV/AIDS, a major epidemic in Kenya, with teenagers and adults at every opportunity. This was my first missions trip and it was a blessing and awesome learning experience. The Kenyan people taught me so much about being grateful for the life and love I have at home.”

Velma R. Williams ’86 has lived in Anchorage, Alaska, for four years, working in the oil industry as a software engineer/project manager for SAIC. Previously, she worked 10 years in Germany. She is married to Scott Sewell and has a 16-year-old son, Tony Williams.

Janet Felts Carter ’87 has joined Marine Travel Services in Virginia Beach as marketing director. She previously worked as a freelance graphics and Web designer. Her husband,
Mark Carter ’86, is senior vice president of desktop and network services (card and contact center support) for Bank of America in Norfolk. Their son, Brandon, is a fifth-grader at Old Donation Center in Virginia Beach.

Jeffrey Chesser ’87 writes, “I am a proud member of the old APB back in 1993-97. If you remember the Devine moviefest, Gloria screwing with Superdance and the classic Last Class Blasts, then you are an old APB’er.”

Theo Constantinou ’87 was married in 2000 and has two sons. He would like to hear from his former soccer teammates. His address is P.O. Box 53433, 3302 Limassol, Cyprus.

Karen Pinneo ’87 (M.B.A. ’88) has joined the law firm of Willcox & Savage as director of human resources. She previously was a human resources director and office manager for Williams Mullen in Hampton Roads for six years.

Nicky T. Schoen ’87 retired from her job as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department in 2002 and moved to Cyprus. She currently works as a contractor for the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.

Avonne Curry ’88 joined 11 authors to help produce a recently published how-to book, titled “Happiness Is a Decision of the Heart.” Avonne is a member of the ODU Alumni Association board of directors.

Dr. Gordon Theisz ’88 and his wife, Melissa, announce the birth of their third child, Clara Walker, on Dec. 1, 2003. Gordon continues to work as a physician at Heritage Family Practice in Fairfax, Va.

Jacqueline La Londe Darcey ’89 attended medical school at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and did her residency and chief residency at Columbia University-affiliated Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. She is now associate program director of the internal medicine residency program, where she enjoys teaching medical students and residents, as well as taking care of patients. Jacquie and her husband, John, have two children, Mackenzie, 5, and Griffin, 4.

David Green ’89 (M.B.A. ’92) was promoted in July 2003 to vice president for customer service with Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Virginia Power, headquartered in Richmond.

David R. Hager Jr. ’89 has a new job as science department chairman at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colo. He has a 1-year-old son, Tyler Russell.

Eric Kieffer ’89 and Jennifer Jeffries ’90 (M.S.Ed. ’94) were married on Oct. 21, 2000. Their daughter, Crystal Ann, was born Jan. 12, 2004. They live in Chesapeake. Eric is an engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Jennifer is a social worker for the city of Virginia Beach.

Mary Louise Millner (M.A. ’89) received the Grays Harbor College President’s Award for Excellence for her work as a part-time instructor in 2002-03.

Susan Childers North ’89 has been admitted as a partner at Kaufman and Canoles PC in Norfolk. Susan, who practices from the Williamsburg and Richmond offices, is a member of the labor and employment law section.

Jen Nowland ’89 and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of a son, Daniel Dale, on Aug. 13, 2003. He joins a sister, Reilly, age 4.

Valerie Rogers ’89 announces the birth of a daughter, Kristina Elisabeth, on June 10, 2003. She continues to teach in Keyport, N.J., and is still playing rugby. Valerie also runs the first youth rugby program in the area during the summer with the Monmouth County Parks system.

Stuart Van Vliet ’89 and Bridget Cipollini were married July 5, 2003. Stu is a high-level security agent for the federal government. The couple lives in Ashburn, Va.

Lou Anne Williams Williamson ’89 and her husband, Dan, recently returned from the Philippines with a new daughter, Julie, age 2. She joins brothers Jack, 10, and Sam, 7. The family lives at 9 Secluded Circle, Little Rock, AR 72210.

Harvey Jenkins ’90 is the editor of Style Guide, a quarterly publication that touts itself as “the magazine about looking good in Hampton Roads.” He started the free publication in November 2002. It is available at hair and nail salons and stores, such as Up Against the Wall in Lynnhaven, MacArthur and Military Circle malls.

David Kozoyed ’90, along with Anders Hellstrom ’96 and graduate student Jimmy Patel, all employees in ODU’s Office of Computing and Communications Services, were selected to make a presentation at SCT Summit 2004, the largest higher education conference in the world. Their presentation is titled “Web Reporting, Old Dominion Disaster Recovery Plan and the ODU Datamart.”

Charles Murphy ’90 and his wife, Constance, announce the birth of their third child, Cassandra Elizabeth, in June 2003.

John E. Olivieri ’90 was installed as treasurer of Tidewater Builders Association for 2004. He is the operating manager of Associated Development LLC.

Kevin Pace ’90 (M.S.Ed. ’95) of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach was among the school’s teachers honored with the Technology Program of the Year award, presented recently by the International Technology Education Association.

Ed Cochard ’91 (M.S. ’93) still lives in Battle Creek, Mich. He has maintained a clinical psychology practice for the past nine years and currently practices at a local outpatient clinic. Ed and his wife have been married six years and were expecting their first child, a girl, on April 6.

Douglas Connolly ’91 (M.S.Ed. ’97) writes, “I haven’t heard from any 1987-88 Gresham Hall third-floor folks in awhile. I hope all is well.”

Susan Galvin ’92 was recently promoted to major in the Williamsburg Police Department. She is the first female to hold this rank, and was the first female lieutenant and investigator in her previous positions. She is now in charge of support services, which includes overseeing the recruitment and hiring of new officers, tests for promotional opportunities, the 911 center and radio communications, among other things. Susan has been with the department 11 years.

Maj. Carroll N. Harris III ’92, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, wrote on March 6 that he had been called back to active duty and would be deployed to California for three months before returning home. He is co-authoring a historical publication for the 3rd Marine Air Wing.

Robert Hicks ’92 wrote in March that he planned to marry Karen C. Wagoner of Great Mills, Md., on April 17, 2004.

Yumiko Mori (M.A. ’92) teaches part time at a girls’ high school. She lives in Tokyo.

Richard “Barry” Nichols Jr. ’92 and Michele A. Napolitano ’92 became engaged on Jan. 24, 2004.

Amy Hawkes Repke ’92 and her husband, John, announce the birth of a son, Carter Edward, on Nov. 20, 2003. He joins a sister, Emma, 3. Amy is a producer at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. The family lives in Alexandria, Va.

Timothy Scott ’92 writes, “Hello to all my friends from Model UN, especially all those folks who went to New York for the nationals in 1991.”

John Weber ’92 and his wife, Julie, announce the birth of their second son, William David, Sept. 24, 2003.

Eric Byman ’93, M.D., and Aimee Andre Byman ’98, M.P.A., were married July 26, 2003. They live in Cincinnati, where Eric is finishing his residency.

John Copeland ’93 writes that he was married in 1998, passed the CPA exam in 2001 and currently has his own CPA practice in Richmond.

Douglas A. Hall (M.S. ’93) has opened an accounting practice on First Landing Lane in Virginia Beach.

Michael Hanson ’93 writes, “After spending many years in the Norfolk area, I moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 2001 to become a ‘beltway bandit.’”

Barbara Brauer McDonald (M.S. ’93) is the physical therapy supervisor at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. She recently published an article on mobility and dementia in P.T. Advance magazine. Barbara wrote in early March that she was going to Guatemala on March 13 for 10 days with the humanitarian organization Sharing The Dream, which sponsors programs to aid the country’s indigenous people (of Mayan descent). She lives at 57 Woods Lane, Hampton, Va. 23666.

Jennifer Sustack ’93 and Jeffrey Allan were married Aug. 10, 2003, at Sacred Heart Church in Highland Falls, N.Y. They honeymooned in St. Lucia. The couple lives in New York City.

Johanna Merritt Wu (M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’97) recently co-authored the workbook “Marriage Can Be Forever – Preparation Counts!” An organizational psychologist, Johanna also consults in business management, leadership, group facilitation and the cultural components of mergers and acquisitions. She and her husband, Steven, who has a Ph.D. in economics from Cal Berkeley, live in Columbus, Ohio.

Christopher Brinkley ’94 (M.S.Ed. ’97) announces the birth of a daughter, Jenna Marie, on Feb. 10, 2004.

Jody ’94 and Ann Reise Buyalos ’93 announce the birth of their third daughter, Catherine Reise, on Nov. 25, 2003. She joins Shelby, 5, and Kristen, 3. Jody is the vice president of financial services for the Insurance Exchange in Rockville, Md. They live in Frederick, Md.

Lynn Foglesong-Derr ’94 and her husband, Robert, received a stipend in fall 2002 from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to create a site-specific installation for their “Looking In” exhibition at Ground Zero. On Feb. 1, 2003, the artist team gave being to the lives that perished on the space shuttle above their home in Nacogdoches, Texas. Most recently, they led a performance titled “Rational Structures/Broken Conventions” at Pre/amble: Festival of Art and Psychogeography in Vancouver, Canada, in November.

Matt ’94 and Amy Holt ’98 announce the birth of a son, Grant Ellis Ray, on Dec. 15, 2003.

William E. III ’95 and Stacie L. Errico ’97 announce the birth of their first daughter, Isabella Lynne, on Aug. 1, 2003.

John D. ’95 and Shelley A. Landfair ’97 announce the birth of a daughter, Erin Riley, on Dec. 29, 2003. Erin’s arrival closely followed the completion of their respective master’s degree programs. John earned an M.A. in criminal justice from Boston University and Shelley an M.A. in education from the University of Virginia in December.

Patti Lienemann Rethi ’95 and her husband, Jake, announce the birth of a son, Sean Andrew, on Jan. 17, 2004. He joins a brother, Ryan, who will be 5 on Aug. 18 and start kindergarten in the fall. Patti and Jake recently moved back to Maine with their children.

Brett ’95 and Amy Brisach Scholz ’97 announce the birth of a daughter, Emercin Taylor, on Nov. 7, 2003. She joins a sister, Gracyn Angela.

Allison W. Anders ’96 has joined the law firm of McKenry, Dancigers, Warner, Dawson and Lake as an associate in Norfolk. She previously was a clerk for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Judges in Washington, D.C.

Karen Moreno DiDomenico ’96, is employed by the Manatee County (Fla.) School Board and Easter Seals as an adult basic education teacher working with developmentally delayed adults. She and her students enjoy various educational and community activities, including horseback riding and a weeklong trip to the Florida Keys to snorkel and swim with dolphins. Her husband, Joseph J. DiDomenico ’71, has worked in rehabilitation disability programs for 31 years and is currently executive director of Self-Reliance in Tampa. He serves as legislative chair of a statewide association and is on the Long Term Care Committee for the Florida D.O.H Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program.

Roger Dowe (M.S.Ed. ’96) of Northside Middle School in Norfolk received the Technology Education Teacher of the Year award from the International Technology Education Association.

L. Joy Learn ’96 has joined SunTrust Bank, Hampton Roads, Real Estate Finance Group, as a vice president and relationship manager in the Volvo Parkway office, Chesapeake.

Glen Martinez ’96 and his wife, Karen, announce the birth of their first child, Devon Victoria, on Nov. 15, 2003, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Christina Click Moser ’96 and her husband, Perry Moser ’98, adopted Jacob William (born April 2, 2003) and Olivia Catherine (born May 22, 2003) in December. They traveled to Rostov-On-Don, Russia, to bring their children home. Christina and Perry were married Sept. 4, 1999.

Aubrey Sean Neely ’96 and Ruth Cynthia Damasco were married Feb. 21, 2004, in Virginia Beach, where the couple now resides.

Michael Frederick Stitik ’96 is a tugboat operator in Hampton Roads harbor. His new e-mail address is

Justin ’97 and Dana Gustilo Baden ’96 announce the birth of a son, Griffin Daniel, on Sept. 29, 2003. He joins a brother, Nicholas Indiana, 6.

Glenn Walls ’97 has opened Professional Power Systems, an electrical engineering consulting firm, with an office in Virginia Beach. PPS specializes in computer modeling and analysis of electrical power systems, including load flow, fault current, breaker coordination and arc flash analysis studies.

Aimee Andre Byman ’98, M.P.A., and Eric Byman ’93, M.D., were married July 26, 2003. They live in Cincinnati, where Aimee works as a physician assistant in emergency medicine.

Belinda Benning Coulter ’98 and Jeff Coulter ’97 announce the birth of their first child, Lydia Anne, on July 24, 2003. They live in Norfolk.

Charles A. Elliott ’98 has been promoted from senior associate to supervisor by Goodman & Co. in Virginia Beach.

Misti Goodson ’98 (M.A. ’00) recently received an Excel Award from Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals for Best PR Feature Story. Her winning story, “Stand Up and Be Counted,” featured Earl Graves, founder and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine. Misti was also a finalist in the PR news release category. She works at Norfolk State University.

Amy ’98 and Matt Holt ’94 announce the birth of a son, Grant Ellis Ray, on Dec. 15, 2003.

Laura Hummel (M.S.Ed. ’98) of Manteo (N.C.) Middle School recently received a Pitsco Educational Grant for $2,000 from the International Technology Education Association.

Robert M. Johnson (M.S. ’98) earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in January from the University of Virginia and is now a research chemist for Lubrizol Corp. in Wickliffe, Ohio, working in polymer characterization.

Foster Billingsley ’99 has been promoted from director of administration to deputy director at the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

James Hoeft ’99 served as navigator of the USS Ponce during Operation Iraqi Freedom and force navigator for Mine Countermeasure Squadron Three during the opening of the port Umm Qasr, Iraq. He currently works in media relations for Fleet Forces Command.

Samuel Im ’99 graduated from Mokwon Graduate School of Theology in 2003 and is now enrolled in the master’s program in sociology at Cheonan University. He currently works at White Stone Church as intern pastor and as principal of White Stone Kindergarten. He lives in Chung Buk, South Korea.

Kathlyn H. Loudin ’99 (M.P.A. ’03) is a senior contracts administrator for Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems in Dahlgren, Va. She recently published her second article, “Information Technology Manage-ment Headaches? Here’s a Remedy ...” in Contract Management magazine.

Cambrey Massey ’99 and Peter Torres were married Aug. 30, 2003, on the Big Island of Hawaii. They moved from Honolulu to Fort Leonardwood, Mo., in November.

Earl Patterson ’99 and Michele Shiver were married Nov. 7, 2002. They had a son, Conner David, on Sept. 25, 2003.

Jennifer Tackett (M.S. ’99) was promoted by Rubin Communications Group in Virginia Beach to director of advertising and marketing. She had been an advertising account manager.

Melissa Anne Craig Thomas ’99 and her husband, Nick, announce the birth of a son, Hutton Paul, on Jan. 30, 2004. He joins a brother, Marshall Andreas, 1 1/2. Melissa is a part-time teacher of psychology and yearbook production at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, Va.

Kristy E. Archer ’00 and Jeffrey P. Geiger were planning to be married May 22, 2004, in Charlottesville. Kristy is the director of meetings and education for the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association in Richmond. Jeff is enrolled at the William & Mary School of Law.

Lt. j.g. Tamara L. Bethel ’00, U.S. Navy, returned early this year from a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, homeported in Norfolk. Her unit spent most of its time in the Arabian Gulf region.

Jason Shumadine ’00 was inducted into the Junior Alpha Omega Alpha honor society at Eastern Virginia Medical School. AOA is the only national medical honor society. He was scheduled to graduate from EVMS in May 2004 and will start a residency in radiation oncology at Duke University in June 2005.

Libby Williams ’00 (M.A. ’01) has been named medical communications coordinator for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Brooke Briggs ’01 has joined the Norfolk Tides to work in advertising sales and group sales.

DeLilah Collins (M.U.S. ’01) has retired from Portsmouth Social Services and started a second career. She started DHC Resources, which offers consulting and training in youth services to social services agencies, and has accepted the position of program coordinator for Isle of Wight (Va.) Office on Youth.

Heidi Dahlquist ’01 was planning to graduate from Capella University in June 2004 with a master’s degree in psychology.

Jeff Hicklin (M.P.A. ’01) was promoted to administrative lieutenant of the James City County (Va.) Police Department on Jan. 1.

Liam Kelly ’01 received his M.B.A. from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, in December. He was scheduled to receive his J.D. in May 2004, also from Miami. Liam was planning to sit for the bar exam in June 2004 and take the CPA exam in November of this year.

Deirdre O’Connor ’01 and Steven Hamilton ’01 are engaged and plan to be married next May in Chesapeake. Deirdre is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling at Regent University.

Kyle Paladino (M.P.T. ’01) and his wife, Layne, announce the birth of a son, Ethan Lyn, on Oct. 25, 2003, in Columbus, Ohio.

Cory Marie Poole ’01 and Scott Schneider were married Jan. 3, 2004, in Norfolk. Cory attends nursing school in Mesa, Ariz. Scott has been a pitcher for the Anaheim Angels baseball organization since being drafted in 2000.

Lt. j.g. Matthew P. Richter ’01, U.S. Navy, returned home early this year from a deployment aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg, homeported in Mayport, Fla. His unit supported the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise by protecting it from air, surface and subsurface threats. The crew of the Gettysburg also participated in community relations projects in Bahrain.

Kenneth Balbuena ’02 and Kristin Glinowiecki were married Oct. 11, 2003, in Baltimore. They live in Annandale, Va. Kenneth has opened a business franchise: (password: eagle).

Deron R. Krietemeyer ’02, an ensign in the U.S. Navy, received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award while assigned at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla.

Gwendolyn N. Major ’02, an ensign in the U.S. Navy, is assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez, homeported in Norfolk.

Austin Mantay ’02 of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach was among the school’s teachers honored with the Technology Program of the Year award, presented recently by the International Technology Education Association.

Erin Olson ’02 and Jac (Crowder) White ’02 were planning to be married on June 19, 2004, in Hampton.

Teresa Marie Plasse-Goosen (M.S. ’02) recently joined Sentara Healthcare as a family nurse practitioner at Chimney Hill Medical Associates and Urgent Care in Virginia Beach.

Jennifer G. Stephens ’02 began the M.S.Ed. online program with the University of Maryland immediately following her graduation from ODU. She is scheduled to receive her degree in December. Jennifer has worked for the Department of Defense in Dahlgren, Va., for the past 17 years. She is a single parent of one son, Dawson James Fishel, 5, of Fredericksburg, Va.

2nd Lt. Greg Wierzbicki ’02, U.S. Air Force, was deployed through February to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, an Army base in Germany, where he served as an air evac nurse taking care of troops from operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He wrote on Jan. 26, “I have seen more trauma in the past two months than in my entire six years of running rescue, and my experience here has totally altered me for the rest of my life.”

Vickie Williams (M.P.A. ’02) was promoted to Uniformed Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act coordinator for the commonwealth of Virginia in January. She works for the Board of Elections in Richmond.

Jonathan Bullard ’03 is pursuing a master’s degree in professional mental health counseling.

Michael Cornwell ’03, a U.S. Navy ensign, received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, Fla.

Jacob Cottle ’03 is pursuing a master’s degree in systems engineering and analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Mary Margaret Gilbert (M.S.Ed. ’03) and David Henry Baum were married Jan. 10, 2004, in Smithfield. Meg and David live in Portsmouth.

Miranda Swaim ’03 and Charles Beeson Jr. were married Jan. 10, 2004, in Las Vegas. She is working on her master’s degree in dental hygiene and is a graduate teaching assistant at ODU.

Christine J. Xie ’03 has joined Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer in Norfolk as a staff accountant.