The '90s

Posted: July 12, 2013

Jonathan Welch ’90 and Diana Ward ’89 of Greenville, S.C., have been operating their shop Appalachian Outfitters for 18 years.

Michael Waddell ’91, former athletic director at Towson University, has been hired as senior athletic director at the University of Arkansas.

Brad Aldous ’93 of New York was in two stage productions during the summer and fall. From June 26 to July 14, he played The Professor (Harpo) in Animal Crackers at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. In August, he headed to Centerstage in Baltimore to reprise the role in a different production.

Eliesha Grant ’93 of Port Washington, N.Y., received her certification in Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling and is working as a case manager and counselor.

Robert “Rob” Button ’94 graduated from the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing with a B.S. degree in nursing in December 2012. He is working on the cardiology floor of community- owned Washington Regional Medical Center. His future plans include a M.S. degree in nursing and working toward becoming a diabetes educator and/or practitioner. Rob lives in Fayetteville, Ark., and enjoys being a Boy Scout leader and volunteering at church.

Doug ’94 and Myra “Cory” Birdwhistell ’98 Curl are living in Versailles, Ky., with their son Dylan. Doug is Section Head, Geologic Information Management Section at the Kentucky Geological Survey, and Cory is Senior Fellow, Assessment and Accountability at Achieve, Inc., in Washington, D.C. (working from home). She has also been named a member of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence in Kentucky.

Kirstie Pendergrass ’95 and husband Keith Malvetti welcomed their first child Lincoln Bradley Pendergrass Malvetti on Dec. 14, 2012. The family resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Joshua Brethauer ’96 is an English instructor at Greensboro College, Middle College.

Anthony “Tony” DeCicco ’96 of Gaithersburg, Md., completed his doctoral coursework in operations research, an applied math field, at George Mason University and started his dissertation in fall 2012. He works full time in operations research and holds a master’s in the field, also from George Mason.

Hardy Wallace ’96 and wife Kate Winsor Graham ’01 of Calistoga, Calif., along with friends Matt and Amy Richardson of Atlanta, founded the Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery in 2010. They produced an earlier, more delicate, lighter wine, somewhat resembling a rosé. Their 2012 Sémillon and also a delicate and light Mourvèdre came out in June.

Jack Shuler ’99 of Granville, Ohio, was named the John and Christine Warner Professorship at Denison University, where he has been a faculty member since 2007. An assistant professor of English, he has written two books, Calling Out Liberty and Blood and Bone.


Ritchie Curtis Eanes ’91 Aug. 2, 2012

Catherine “Kay” Lowdermilk ’91 April 19, 2013

Brigitte Bean Gann ’92 June 19, 2013

Linda Jean East Blackard ’96 July 9, 2013

Caroline Watson Lyons Green ’96 July 10, 2013

William Alton “Bill” Grubbs Jr. ’99 Dec. 19, 2012

James Dallas “Bud” Howell ’99 July 10, 2013

John Henry Hull ’99 July 4, 2013

Sympathy is extended to

E. Clarke Goodman ’91 upon the death of his brother Robert Blair Goodman, Aug. 7, 2012.

Hilary Carroll White Coakely ’91 upon the death of her uncle, Edwin Bailey Carroll ’59, June 12, 2013.

Clarice Forsyth Collins ’92 upon the death of her mother Juanita Cockerham Forsyth, Dec. 4, 2012.

John Andrew Cothern ’98 and his wife Caroline Lelei upon the loss of their premature daughter Mary Rose Chepchumba Cothern, Jan. 12, 2013.

Jeffrey Brian Grubbs ’92 upon the death of his brother William “Bill” Grubbs Jr. ’99, Dec. 19, 2012.

William Edmond Vidrine ’94 and Marshall Robert Vidrine ’96 upon the death of their father Marshall Ross Vidrine, May 4, 2013.

Adam Clay Parsons ’98 upon the death of his father Donald H. Parsons Jr., July 22, 2012.

Last Updated: February 1, 2014