Class Notes

Class notes are life updates that are submitted by alumni. They are periodically posted here and published annually in the alumni newsletter. Send your class notes to email.

Note: all class notes submissions are subject to content editing by the Offices of Alumni Relations and External Relations.

The following class notes were submitted between July 16, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

1956

Jerry Orr, Lawton, OK, was inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame in November 2013.

1966

Bob Schwendimann, Shreveport, LA, was awarded the 2013 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the recent LSU Health Sciences School of Medicine annual awards ceremony. The award is chosen by a selection committee from nominations made by fellow faculty members, residents or students. It honors one faculty member who consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy to patients, exhibits professional and ethical behavior, and shows respect for others, no matter whom or no matter what the circumstances.

1970

Mitch Brandman, Monroe, NY, is the Area Sales Manager for Cherrydale Farms in Mid Hudson and the Bronx, NY.

1979

Kathy Keyes Bone, Spring, TX, and her husband, Tom, are learning to enjoy the Empty Nest! They are now living in The Woodlands, Texas with their two Belgian sheepdogs and two old cats. Their son John is doing post-grad studies at the University of Delaware. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in physics from Drew University in New Jersey. They enjoy traveling, golf and the occasional ski trip!

Jack Caldwell, De Forest, WI, recently published another book The Companion of His Future Life.

1982

Joey Kent, Shreveport, LA, won Best Screenplay at the 2014 Los Angeles Cinema Festival for Unwed, a portrait of an unwed mother in the 1960s and her search in later years for the child she was forced to give up for adoption.

1986

Jeff McDonald, Chandler, TX, has recently been appointed Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas. He and his wife Lenee are excited that their daughter Bailey will be playing volleyball at Centenary beginning this Fall and they will be close enough to drive over for home games!

1988

Marijane Buck Nguyen, Chandler, AZ, is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at Arizona State University, anticipated May 2015. She writes and speaks on the subject of transnational transracial adoption. Visit her website at http://beyondtwoworlds.com.

1989

Wybra Price, Shreveport, LA, is the new senior pastor Noel UMC in Shreveport.

1992

Erica Robinson-Johnson, Reading, MA, was appointed as Assistant to Bishop/Director of Connection Ministries New England Annual Conference.

Steve Weddle, Louisa, VA, was recently promoted to Vice President for Lakeway Publishers of Virginia. Additionally, November marked the publication of his debut novel, Country Hardball, which Booklist calls "skillfully wrought interconnected stories" that are "relentless in describing the lives of people who are captives not only of their environment but also of their own histories." Read more about it at http://publishersweekly.com/978-1440570810 and http://www.booklistonline.com/Country-Hardball-Steve-Weddle/pid=6301989.

1993

Brian Renshaw, Atlanta, GA, was recently admitted as a Business Assurance Partner with Moore Colson CPA firm in Atlanta.

1995

Davor Poljak, Shreveport, LA, was recently promoted to Vice President at Morgan Stanley.

1996

Josh Milliron, Lake Charles, LA, pastor of Moss Bluff United Methodist Church is one of five young clergy to be selected from Louisiana to participate in the Advanced Pastoral Leadership program, a five-year training course designed to assist emerging clergy leaders in developing their potential for fruitful leadership. Participants were required to have exhibited gifts in leading their church in professions of faith, worship attendance, membership, missional outreach ministries, and financial giving. Additionally, each applicant’s qualifications were affirmed by lay leaders of the church they serve.

1998

Steven Bell, Southlake, TX, recently published his first book, With No Strings Attached: 28 Days of Blessing Your Wife.

2000

Ashley Hunter, Austin, TX, was recently featured in the New York Times Business Section in an article entitled "Making a Living (and a Life) Abroad."

2001

Beth Tener, Orlando, FL, has been promoted to shareholder in the Orlando office of Greenspoon Marder law.

2004

Victoria Kintner-Duffy, Memphis, TN, and her husband, Dr. William Duffy, recently moved to Memphis, TN. William is a new faculty member at University of Memphis, and Vicki is an educational consultant for Teachstone Training.

2009

Corey Shadd, Nashville, TN, and his wife, Misty '11, have relocated to Nashville, TN for Corey's promotion to Vice President of External Relations for Evergreen Life Services. Corey and Misty will also be pursuing avenues for a career in the music industry.

MARRIAGES

Aimee Lange '04, Maumelle, AR, married Brien Rabenhorst '03 January 6, 2012.

Tiffany Lake '08, Shreveport, LA, married Stephen Paine on August 23, 2013.

DEATHS

Steven Soffer '00
10/14/2013

Sybil Lacy Duran '34
11/9/2009

Samuel Burleson '36
7/7/2013

Thesta Walker Hogan '36
1/1/2014

Robert Decker '37
11/19/2013

Emily Cashore Looney '39
11/4/2009

Bernard Schram '39
10/2/2009

Stella Somarindyck '39
3/29/2013

Lillian Strehlow Amann '40
7/8/2011

Cecil Garrison '40
10/15/2013

Helen Storey Jordan '40
10/29/2013

LeRoy Kirby '40
11/21/2010

Charles Knight '41
9/7/2013

Dorothy Kelly Richardson '41
11/10/2013

Ella Mae McKee Lawrence '42
11/12/2013

Jarvis Waller '42
2/2/2013

Joe Cassiere '43
7/17/2013

Katherine Trigg Henry '43
5/30/2012

Carolyn Lunny Toops '43
9/24/2013

Jack Boddie '44
9/7/2013

Jeanne Maynard '44
12/2/2013

Elwanda Glenn Allums '45
10/31/2012

Betty Barlow Marsalis '45
10/15/2013

Irving Beychok '46
7/15/2013

David Harwell '46
2/1/2014

Fern Reynolds Waller '46
12/23/2013

Virginia Mitcham Chandler '47
9/24/2013

Katherine Turner Cheesman '47
3/9/2014

Bill Roberts '47
9/29/2013

Billy Scarborough '47
9/26/2013

Imogen Frierson '48
9/4/2013

Jack Cappel '49
9/2/2013

John Cosse '49
7/21/2013

George Dement '49
1/12/2014

Ted Menge '49
2/2/2014

Chuck Rogers '49
7/5/2013

Frank Kidd '50
12/2/2013

Mary Ward Ramagos '50
3/15/2008

Mary Ann Hettler Rushing '50
12/23/2013

Bill Zeigler '50
7/18/2013

Jane Ming Ellis '51
11/11/2013

Cecil Faires '51
7/10/2013

Cleda Gage Harrington '51
9/14/2013

Charles Birtman '52
4/18/2012

Barbara Black Lawton '52
3/1/2012

Bill Butts '54
8/17/2013

Barbara Lytle Hall '54
9/12/2012

Doug Peterson '54
2/15/2014

Betty Robb '54
9/26/2013

Joye Holley Thorne '54
10/22/2013

James Cosse '55
10/22/2013

Earle Bullock '56
9/9/2013

Mary Malloy Frantz '57
7/18/2013

Cameron McKinley '57
10/11/2013

George Nash '57
11/11/2013

Mary Thrash Day '58
12/9/2013

Ray Holt '58
2/10/2014

Joe Johnson '58
9/21/2013

Martha Carroll Melton '58
2/8/2010

Bill McKnight '59
11/20/2013

Joe Chambers '60
7/12/2013

William Gaines '60
9/1/2013

Robert Concilio '61
4/21/2010

Phillip Butcher '62
12/4/2013

Charles Yarbrough '62
11/14/2013

Dessa Crawford Ewing '63
12/5/2007

John Shemwell '64
12/5/2013

Rodney Hart '65
6/16/2011

Pat Holt '65
11/22/2013

Pat Hobgood McMullen '65
11/7/2013

Bill Hardin '69
3/3/2014

Jim Kurzweg '69
9/26/2013

Mary Ann Cooke Sweeters '70
1/15/2014

Jane Brady Thrasher '71
11/3/2013

Jayne Trammell Trammell-Kelly '77
8/2/2013

Robert Huie '79
9/7/2013

Randy Reed '84
8/17/2013

Edward Wilson '84
3/18/2014

Jeffery Kennedy '87
9/4/2013

Jason Hubbard '89
1/28/2014

Omega Heinz Mullen '89
8/11/2013

Mikki Heflin '91
12/4/2013

Brannon Alexander '94
12/4/2013

Kim Triece Scherrer '99
12/19/2013

Amanda Earles Isaacs '01
10/5/2013

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