Class Notes By Decade

2010s

Francisco De Paz Reyes ’10, is an admissions recruiter at the University of West Georgia.

CasonDremann ’10, is currently in his first year of a master’s program at the University of Georgia. His plan is to get a master’s in Kinesiology. He got married in April 2016. Cason is also working as a personal trainer at Omni Club of Athens and is a baseball and strength & conditioning instructor at Frozen Ropes.
Submitted December 8, 2016

Tonya Horne Germany ’10, is a secondary science teacher at Byne Christian School. She was married in February 2013 and has two children.
Submitted February 6, 2017

Jessica Smith ’12, went on to Wesleyan College and completed her B.A in psychology. She is currently a daycare worker for ages 2 – 3!  She writes, “I love them dearly and I am hopefully starting up doing a side photography business soon! I would love to go back within a year or two for my Master’s in school psychology or doing school counseling! There is not a day that passes that I don’t forget about Andrew and what it gave to me!
Submitted December 20, 2017

Kristen Beard Cochran ’13, has been named administrative assistant for the dean of academic affairs at Andrew College. After graduating from Andrew, Kirsten received a B.S. in sociology from Georgia Southwestern State College. She is married to Brooks Cochran and lives in Morgan, Georgia.

Jasmine Smith ’13, writes that she is the Warden’s secretary at a private
prison. She is currently attending Columbus State University for her bachelor’s
degree in Sociology.
Submitted May 18, 2017

Rachel Stahlman ’14, graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville in December.

Hamilton Harp ’14, writes that he is working for a credit card processor in Columbus, GA. He is getting married next year and is missing his Andrew College days. He also said that he wishes that Forestry was a degree option when he was at Andrew!
Submitted July 19, 2019

Bryttany Echols ’15, recently graduated from Columbus State University with her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.
Submitted May 18, 2017

Kia Foreman17,has won a national logo competition in her home country, the British Virgin Islands. Her logo design for the rebranding of the National Housing Corporation (NHC)was chosen by a panel of eight internal and external professionals.

2000s

Shelly Moore III ’00, is working at Miller County High School, is the owner of Go Get It 2 Production, LLC; Lighting to Sound Entertainment, LLC; and several other businesses. A new business is coming soon, called G2D (go get it 2 development.)
Submitted June 11, 2019

Thomas Denard ’00, was recently named the Washington-Wilkes Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Lee Bradley ’01, is working as a computer programmer for the U.S. Air Force and teaching computer information systems classes at Georgia Military College.
Submitted May 18, 2017

Dixie Morgan Quinn 03, spent only one year at Andrew, but says, “what a great year it was!”
Submitted December 18, 2016

Tammy Ballew Walker ’03, is an English teacher at Cook High School. This is her 10th year teaching. She is planning to pursue her Master’s Degree this fall in instructional technology.
Submitted April 25, 2017

David O’Brien ’04, is currently the Southeast Regional Director of Operations for FieldTurf USA, a division of Tarkett Sports.
Submitted July 14, 2019

Ghislaine Dijkhoff ’05, is a virtual instructional supervisor for Edgenuity. He lives in Florida.
Submitted February 16, 2018

AdamLogan ’06, is teaching high school video production at Walnut Grove High School in Loganville, Georgia.
Submitted November 4, 2016

Christa Archer Smith ’08, writes that after Andrew College she attended Macon State, now Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Ga. She got her bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is married with a daughter and works as a referrals specialist in a doctor’s office.
Submitted May 24, 2017

Jessenia Martinez ’08,  is working on her master’s degree in Executive
Leadership, is working in her desired field, received her BA from Georgia Southern University, is a proud Hermana of a Greek letter organization (Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. and writes that she is continuing to keep up with her alma mater to see the beautiful changes on campus. She says, “I love seeing this campus growth.”
Submitted May 18, 2017

1990s

Deborah Odum Healty90, has been working for the last 20+ years as a paralegal at Acxiom Corporation based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Submitted April 5, 2017

Daniel Lugo ’94, is an actor in New York City.
Submitted August 1, 2017

Asheia Thomas Douglas97, has been married for seven years and has a 5-year-old son. She works at an insurance defense law firm located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta.
Submitted January 19, 2017

William Doerr ’97, is the Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement, Brookstone School.
Submitted September 29, 2017

Veronica Hope ’97, says that she is a teacher at Randolph Co. Headstart and also is a columnist for the Cuthbert Southern Tribune. Her column is titled the bluebuzz.
Submitted July 14, 2017

Nikki Adams Bryant ’98, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2017.  Nikki owns the Adams Family Pharmacy in Preston. She is married to Robert Bryant, and the couple have two children.

Scott Curry ’98, was named one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40.” Scott serves as the president and chairman of the Board of First State Bank of Randolph County. He is also a Shellman City Council member and mayor pro-tem. Scott is married to the former Brandi Frizzell and the couple lives in Shellman with their daughters.

1980s

Tasia Hooper ’80, is working and hobby farming in the Minnnesota north woods.
Submitted June 27, 2019

Howard Scott ’87, says that with 28 years in the public schools, he is taking a chance learning something new to teach something newer, hoping to stay in for 35 years!
Submitted June 6, 2019

Penny Flowers Harper  ’81 writes that she retired as a school principal from Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA in 2014 after 30 years of service as an educator.  She was widowed shortly afterwards while working at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School as Gifted Education Coordinator. She also taught part-time at Columbus State University before joining GOSA, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, to work on a literacy grant in Richmond County Schools (Augusta).  During this time, she reunited with her high school sweetheart, Tracy Harper, and they were married November 18, 2017.  They now live in Evans, GA (just outside of Augusta) where Tracy is fully retired and she is “easing into” full retirement by serving as part-time Elementary Guidance/Learning Support Coordinator at Augusta Christian Schools.  They are active members at Wesley UMC where Tracy spends every Tuesday serving on a local men’s mission team.  She writes that she has thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with so many friends on social media!

David Bolton ’82, works in patients accounts at St. Joseph/Candler Hospital. He says that he was so excited to see his picture when he clicked on “update information” on the Andrew College website.  He updated his information on July 16 and said, “On July 20, 2017 I will be living in Savannah one year. I just got back from Philadelphia and it was great. Lots of History there!”
Submitted April 5, 2017

Kenneth Butler ’82, writes, “How can it be that 36 years have passed since I graduated from Andrew College? My memories of this wonderful school, and the great times that I had as a student, are some of the most precious I have collected over the course of my lifetime. I have heard it said that each of us has two homes: one to which we are physically born, and the other that place and time when we realize (with absolute clarity) who we are, and who we were created to be. I found my ‘life path’ and steady footing at Andrew College, the true starting point for my onward journey. In all of my subsequent travels around the globe, I have yet to find a sweeter spot than the campus of Andrew College – ‘where the spires of old Cuthbert pierce the Southern blue.’ As a career educator I know, very well, the tremendous importance of a sound education. After serving many years in the classroom, I am now retired and ‘living large.’ My wife and I have three children, ages 25, 20, and 7. It sure would be nice to hear from some A.C. classmates 1980-1983. God bless Andrew College!!
Submitted March 4, 2018

Roy Renard ’82, has a Sign/Graphic/Printing business.
Submitted May 23, 2017

Winfred Williams ’84, is an 8th grade science teacher at Brooks County Middle School in Quitman, Georgia.
Submitted March 18, 2017

CDR Len Bunch ’87and Dr. LeAnn Bunch ’86 currently reside in Newport News, Virginia where Len is stationed on the USS Enterprise (CVN65). He is the reactor liaison officer supervising the decommissioning of the ship in the reactor department. He will celebrate his 30th year in the U.S. Navy in April. LeAnn recently graduated from Liberty University with her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction. She works part time for University of Virginia as a research specialist and owns L & L Educational Solutions, providing writing and editing support for graduate students in area universities. They have three adult children and three grandchildren. Their three fur babies and multiple salt water aquariums are their hobbies.
Submitted October 5, 2016

LisaCowan Cowan ’87, is working as a fulfillment analyst at Belk.
Submitted May 28, 2017

Zebhie Brown Gray ’87, is a military veteran with a lot of grandchildren.
Submitted October 11, 2017

Colleen Goering Lagoueyte ’88, was recognized by the Ware County Board of Education for her completion of the Georgia Leadership for School Improvement (GLISI) and Leadership Summit this past fall. Colleen is an elementary school teacher at Waresboro Elementary School.

DemetriceHawk Jones ’89, is working for Northside Hospital as an oncology nurse navigator for the Northwest Georgia area.
Submitted November 3, 2016

1970s

Walter Henderson ’70, writes that he is semi-retired and living in Metter.
Submitted May 18, 2017

Alan Weathersby ’71, writes that he has worked as a psychotherapist in Oregon for 35 years. After Andrew, he went to Ga. Southern and eventually completed his master’s degree at the University of Georgia. He is married with three kids and numerous grandkids. He said that he has “good memories of my time at Andrew.”
Submitted July 18, 2017

O. Winchester (Windy) Blanks ’71, retired from banking after 40 years. He is staying busy doing volunteer work with various non-profit organizations and enjoying grandchildren.
Submitted May 18, 2017

PatsyTaylor Chaney ’72, has retired from her own accounting practice and passed it on to her daughter. She is a full-time grandmother and takes care of her mother.
Submitted April 5, 2017

Rosemary Cope ’73, is working as a clinical counselor for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a member of the Health and Wellness staff and has been on the professional staff at Vanderbilt since 1992. She said that she has wonderful memories of her time at Andrew and treasures all that she learned and the people she met.
Submitted February 2, 2017

Kathleen Beaver Piersol 73, is living in Millen, Georgia working as a paralegal (25 years with the same attorney), choir director and song leader at Fair Haven UMC.
Submitted April 6, 2017

Joy Lawless Chapman ’75, retired after 34 years in state government,
volunteering with church, United Methodist Children’s Home, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.
Submitted May 18, 2017

Robert Ness ’76, is working for the Department of Homeland Security. He is married to Doris Colan Ness (whom he met at Andrew College) and they have two beautiful successful daughters!
Submitted May 24, 2017

Randy Braswell ’78, writes that he married his college sweetheart and fellow 1978 Andrew graduate Claire Waldhour Braswell back in 1984.They have four children: Sarah is completing a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology at Georgia Southern; Luke is a Southern Baptist pastor in Millen, GA; Anna graduated from SCAD in June 2017 and is doing an internship with MGM in Los Angeles; and Mary Esther graduated from Duke with a Masters in Medical Physics in May 2017. They have one grandchild, Eli, through their son Luke and his wife Brianne. Randy retired from South Georgia State College in 2014, and Claire is teaching first grade at Broxton Elementary.
Submitted June 18, 2017

Christine Roinestad Anger 78, is married to husband, Thomas, and has two sons, Lucas, 23 and Jens 20. She teaches English classes at the local VHS (community college of sorts), and is president of the local Landfrauen Club (land women’s association). Christine grew up on a farm outside of Cuthbert, but has been living in Germany for almost 30 years.She first worked in the U.S. Army hospital in Cannstatt/Stuttgart as the Blood Bank supervisor until it closed in June 1992.
Submitted November 4, 2016

Julie Faircloth Cadle ’79, was appointed vice president for finance at Andrew College in November.  In the past, Julie has served as assistant bursar, bursar and controller. She is married to Pat Cadle, Class of 1975.  All three of their daughters, Krystal, Class of 2006; Keri Cadle Summers, Class of 2009; and Kathryn, Class of 2013, attended Andrew College.

Laresa Sykes Swisher ’79, is currently living in Mississippi where she’s the technical specialist of the Blood Bank at MS Baptist Medical Center. She completed her masters degree in 1999 and has been married for 28 years. She has 2 grown daughters.
Submitted April 5, 2017

1960s

Cathy Cole Teske ’60 writes that she is retired and traveling every chance she gets.
Submitted April 30, 2019

Mary Harmon Kidd ’69 is enjoying being retired. She does cross stitch, reads and loves keeping up with her five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Submitted April 30, 2019

Larry Dixon 62 has been retired for 5 years after serving adults with developmental disabilities in the states of Florida, Connecticut, and Georgiafor over 30 years. He and his wife, Leah Ann, also retired, are enjoying their life together. Trips to Florida are frequent to enjoy and spoil their 2-year-old grandchild, Mikey, who lives with his parents in Orange Park. Larry continues serving by being an adult Bible study class teacher in his church, a small group Bible Study, and a Stephen Minister.
Submitted February 2, 2017

Jinanne Bennett Parrish 63 is a retired senior high school counselor and chair of the guidance department at Thomas County Central High School. She is founder and charter member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, lay reader, member of the altar guild, Episcopal Church Women and past Junior Warden. She is also a member of the Thomasville Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; John B. Gordon Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and charter member and president of the John Lee of Nansemond Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century.
Submitted October 5, 2016

Jeff Bowden ’64, writes that he is retired after more than 45 years producing audio books for a variety of publishers. After motorcycling for a number of years, he is now RVing and “Jeeping.” He lives in Tennessee, but spends several months in the winter as a workamper at a UM youth camp in Florida.
Submitted June 24, 2019

Stephen Miller Myrick III ’64, said that he is writing music/recording/acting….. working right now in Studio recording a few songs that he wrote. Also, he is working on a book called…. Coffee Time in Georgia.
Submitted August 25, 2017

Robert “Bob” Flaige ’65, writes that after graduation, he transferred to FSU ’65, joined the US Army  in 1966 and served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968  He says that he probably became the only post-graduate Andrew student as President George Gambill allowed him to re-enroll for a quarter in January 1969. He returned to FSU and having used all of his GI bill graduated in 1971. He became employed by the Florida Division of Youth Services and served in many capacities from probation officer to investigator for District and Office of the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. He joined the Florida Army National Guard, 111th Attack Helicopter Battalion in 1975 and retired in 1993 and then retired from Juvenile Justice in 2001.
Submitted May 18, 2017

Virginia West Case ’67 is retired and enjoying life! She says that she has great memories of Andrew Days.
Submitted April 6, 2017

KathyHanley Greene ’68 retired after 30 years of teaching special education. She left Atlanta after 24 years to move to North Carolina to be near her kids and grandkids (as well to get out of the zoo, known as Atlanta).
Submitted October 7, 2016

Bill Krenson ’68, writes that he is working as a CPA. He is involved in various
charitable organizations as treasurer: First Presbyterian Church, Sumter Players, Friends of the Rylander Theater, Friends of the Library. He and his wife, Meda have two grown boys, Will age 29 is an exterminator and Eddie age 26 is an architect.
Submitted May 18, 2017

David Morgan ’68 is retired, but founder and self-employed since January 2002 in a start-up which is now an early-state intermediary practice.
Submitted April 5, 2017

James Palmer ’68, has retired as the owner of James Palmer Timber Co., in Cuthbert, GA.
Submitted May 23, 2017

Richard Shupert ’68, writes that he is semi-retired except for spending a lot of time engraving names on Bibles for private high schools in Georgia. He also writes, “I should have kept my first car I had at Andrew. It was a 56 Chevy convertible that I paid under $100. Now they sell for over $75,000!!”
Submitted November 16, 2017

Jim Frishe ’69 most recent work is as a “recovering” elected state legislator, real estate broker and development consultant. He is married with five adult children and lives in Florida.
Submitted February 23, 2017

Ron deValinger ’69 is enjoying retirement and volunteering at the Jefferson County Historial Society in Louisvile, Georgia.  He said in a July 2017 update that is looking forward to attending Homecoming and is “proud of the progress the college is making.”
Submitted April 5, 2017

1950s

James Scheb ’59 has been doing research into serious diseases including research in removing “Agent- range” from the human body. He served as a Green Beret from 1962-1967, U.S. Army Special  Forces (ABN).  As of Aug. 12, 2019, he has been married to Elvira Scheb for 54 years. He also has been developing useful formulas for health improvement. He writes that he is “Active-not-Retired!”
Submitted September 25, 2019

Margaret Wood Hunt58, recently moved from her home in Harris County to Spring Harbor in Columbus.  She is enjoying her painting, visits from her family and meeting new friends.

Alice Kilgore McTier58, has retired from 30 years of teaching and is now substituting and volunteering in primary and middle school. She is loving her new life! She also is following her granddaughter with her tennis team and working with her flowers. She lives in Alabama.
Submitted April 5, 2017

Ming Hiu Pierce ’58, wrote in May that she was getting settled in her new home in Florida.
Submitted May 20, 2017

In Memoriam

Tyler Claiborne ’93, passed away in June 2017. His friend, Jean Harn-Dailey ’94, shared this news with us and writes, “I am sure many will remember his time at Andrew College. He was always so goofy and made sure everyone was smiling. He was also on the soccer team. Sadly, he passed way too soon. I met Tyler at Andrew College in 1993 and we stayed very close friends until the end.”

Kathryn G. Hardwick passed away on January 31, 2018. Mrs. Hardwick taught chemistry, physics and home economics at Andrew College prior to it becoming coeducational.  She was the oldest living member of the Cuthbert United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Wiley Hardwick, Sr. and is survived by her children, Wiley Hardwick, Jr of Cuthbert, Kathy H.W. McCrary ’68, of Bronwood, and Jonathan Hardwick of St. Simons.

Ollie Jean Trawick McKemie ’50 of Coleman, GA died on January 30, 2018. She was a member of Blakely First United Methodist Church.  She was a retired teacher, librarian and homemaker who loved to bake and garden. She is survived by her children George Raymond McKemie of Pelham and Rosemarie Kolker of Fairport, New York.

Evelyn Brazeal Turner ’47of Cuthbert, passed away on December 31, 2016, at the Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home. Born in Terrell County, her husband, G.P. Turner, and her son, John Aaron Brown, predeceased her. Mrs. Turner worked at Davis Toy Store, Hunt’s Drug Company and Day Plywood.  Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

Mark Ruppelt, former jazz director at Andrew College from 1994-1997, passed away in October 2016.

Former Faculty and Staff

Mr. and Mrs. Trunnell, affectionately known to students from the 1960s and 70s as Mr. and Mrs. T, ran the bookstore and the sweetshop on campus. Mr. Trunnell passed away several years ago, but Mrs. Florence (Flo) Trunnell Sikula is doing well and living in Ft. Myers, Florida.