All Notes 6 months back

2013, Mr. Michael Goad
MICHAEL GOAD '13 and KATELYN PENDERGRASS were married on July 29, 2017, at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC. In attendance were John Michael Sparagna '13, Tyler White '13, Kenny Fryman '13, Michael Larkins '13, Steven Fogleman '13, Russell Leboff '13, Nash Nance '15, Mel Savarese '16, Kyle Farlow '16, Kordell Strauss '16, and Dalton Lee '16. Mike and Kate both work at Fork Union Military Academy. Kate works in the development office, and Mike is an English and history instructor, as well as head coach for the middle school football team and debate team. The couple resides in Fork Union. | 2018-02-09 14:55:48


2000, M. Neal Smith
M. NEAL SMITH '00 has been named partner in the suburban Chicago office of Robbins Schwartz. He represents municipalities, school districts, community colleges, and other local governmental clients in litigation, land use and zoning matters, public finance, public pension law, election law, and campaign finance matters. | 2018-02-08 13:56:04


2004, Kristopher J Hilscher
KRIS HILSCHER '04 was named Business NC Legal Elite for family law for 2018. He practices divorce and family law in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife and 2 sons. | 2018-02-08 09:55:06


2003, Mr. Kevin L. Turner
KEVIN L. TURNER '03 has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. | 2018-02-08 09:31:51


2009, Mr. James T. Hoffman
JAMES T. HOFFMAN '09 was promoted to associate consultant at KVCF Solutions, a Richmond-based government relations and economic development consulting firm. He will concentrate on the firm's business development while continuing to serve existing clients on legislative and strategic matters. James joined KVCF in January 2017. | 2018-01-31 15:04:42


2011, Mr. Kyle Martin
KYLE MARTIN '11 has been named the mortgage loan officer at Chesapeake Bank's Richmond branch. The move was reported in Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 29, 2018. | 2018-01-31 14:33:35


1986, Mr. J. Tyler Dinsmore
J. TYLER DINSMORE '86 has been named assistant managing member at Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. He also chairs the firm's business development committee and mass litigation group. | 2018-01-31 14:27:31


1963, Mr. Lewis C. Everett
LEWIS C. EVERETT '63 died on January 28, 2017, from leukemia. Lewis' athleticism and drive as a high school student garnered the attention of two benefactors who funded his Hampden-Sydney education. He became a star football player for the Tigers, earning First-Team All-American honors and setting the College record for longest punt with a 62-yard kick against Randolph-Macon—a record that still stands. He also competed in track and field, captained the wrestling team, and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. After Hampden-Sydney, Lewis proudly served as an Army First Lieutenant in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He then began his career in securities at Merrill Lynch, eventually joining Wheat First Securities in Richmond. He retired as vice chairman of Wheat First in 1999, enjoying golf, tennis, and sport fishing when he wasn’t traveling the world with his wife Leanna. Lewis’ generosity to Hampden-Sydney College is evident in the football stadium that bears his name, the Lewis C. Everett Stadium constructed in 2007. It was on the Hampden-Sydney football field that Lewis learned lifelong lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and overcoming adversity, and he was proud to give back to his alma mater. | 2018-01-31 14:17:26


2004, Mr. Kristopher J. Hilscher
KRISTOPHER J. HILSCHER '04 has been named to Business North Carolina's 2018 Legal Elite for his work as a family law attorney at Younce, Vtipil & Baznik in Raleigh. | 2018-01-31 12:38:37


1979, Mr. Fred Thompson Jr.
FRED THOMPSON, JR. '79 has been named to the executive committee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. | 2018-01-31 12:27:53


2014, Walker Cole 35213
WALKER COLE '14 graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December with a master's degree in public health. He currently serves as the recruitment manager for Pack Health, one of Birmingham's fastest growing companies. | 2018-01-30 16:20:14


2003, Mr. Davis Bell Hunt 28226
DAVIS HUNT '03 recently joined The Remi Group as marketing director. Based in Charlotte, NC, Remi is a leading provider of equipment maintenance management programs for the healthcare, higher education, government, and commercial market segments nationwide. | 2018-01-30 15:08:05


2002, Mr. Walter J. Lee IV
WALTER "JAY" LEE IV '02 has been promoted to assistant director of finance at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a historic 330-room hotel and 63,000-square-foot conference center in Roanoke. | 2018-01-29 22:23:31


1962, Mr. Charles Anderson Ferguson II
CHARLES ANDERSON "CHARLEY" FERGUSON II '62 died on June 17, 2017, due to complications from a fall. A four-year member of the Hampden-Sydney golf team, Charley played on the Tiger squads that won the 1959 Mason-Dixon Golf Championship and took the 1960 Little Eight conference crown. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and is survived by his wife of 53 years, their four children, and 12 grandchildren. His brothers William M. Ferguson, Jr. '59 and David Lane Ferguson '65 also attended Hampden-Sydney, as did several of his nephews. | 2018-01-26 16:37:30


2012, Mr. Adam O'Donnell
ADAM O'DONNELL '12 and SARAH JADELIS were married on October 28, 2017, at the Pavillion at Carriage Farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. In attendance were John Roberts '12 and William Boone '12. The couple resides in San Francisco, where the bride works for a venture capital firm and the groom is president and co-founder of Successly, a SaaS start-up. | 2018-01-26 15:35:17


1950, Dr. Claude Pritchard
Dr. CLAUDE PRITCHARD '50 was recently honored by Maryville University in St. Louis with the dedication of the Claudius Pritchard Wing of the main administrative building. Dr. Pritchard served as the university's president for 15 years, retiring in 1992 as president emeritus. He also served on H-SC's staff in the 1950s and 60s as assistant to the president, business manager, and vice president for development. | 2018-01-26 13:02:03


1969, Dr. John M. Bass
Dr. JOHN M. BASS '69 was inducted as a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international dental honor organization, on November 11, 2017. Founded in 1936 and named for the "father of modern dentistry," the Pierre Fauchard Academy aims to recognize and grow leaders in the dental profession, their communities, and society worldwide. Fellows are selected for their service to the profession of dentistry, as well as their high ethical, moral, and professional standards. | 2018-01-24 09:20:44


1996, Mr. Marshall Manson
MARSHALL MANSON '96 has joined Brunswick, a global communications and management consultancy, as a partner. Most recently, Marshall was the UK CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, a position he held for three years. He will continue to be based in London, where he has lived since 2008. | 2018-01-19 15:37:11


1987, Brig. Gen. Dan Bunch
Brig. Gen. DAN BUNCH '87 has been selected as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Judge Advocate General (TJAG) of the United States Air Force, a position that carries the rank of Major General. As the senior judge advocate in the National Guard, Gen. Bunch will advise TJAG on matters of national importance and provide leadership for all National Guard legal offices, including 440 judge advocates and paralegals throughout the U.S. and territories. In his civilian career, Gen. Bunch is a state court judge in Oregon. | 2018-01-19 15:12:20


1988, Mr. Christopher A. Hutson
CHRISTOPHER A. HUTSON '88 has been elected to lead the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors. Chris is serving his second term on the board. | 2018-01-19 14:18:20


2012, Mr. Brad Williams
BRAD WILLIAMS '12 has been named RiverFront Investment Group's regional director for the mid-Atlantic region. Brad joined RiverFront in April 2016 as a regional sales consultant. The promotion was reported in the January 16, 2018, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2018-01-19 12:22:45


1978, Mr. Patrick C. Devine Jr.
PATRICK C. DEVINE, JR. '78 was named the top lawyer in health care law by Coastal Virginia magazine. Patrick was featured in the magazine's February 2018 edition for his work in the Hampton Roads area, which includes establishing the area's first HMO in 1982 and working as a partner at Williams Mullen (previously Hofheimer Nusbaum). | 2018-01-19 12:16:36


2012, Mr. Vincent Connor Winstead Jr.
CONNOR WINSTEAD, JR. '12 has been selected for the Virginia Management Fellows program, a two-year program aimed at developing the state's next generation of leaders. He is one of 11 members of the program's inaugural cohort, which will rotate through various state agencies, as well as research and study public administration theories and practices in conjunction with Virginia Tech. Connor holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. | 2018-01-19 11:59:33


1943, Dr. Gilbert S. Campbell
Dr. GILBERT S. CAMPBELL JR. '43 died on January 9, 2018, at the age of 94. Gil enrolled at Hampden-Sydney when he was just 15 years old, then attended the University of Virginia, where he earned his medical degree in 1946. He completed further advanced degrees at the University of Minnesota, served as head of the experimental lab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and earned two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart in Korea. Gil was on the forefront of open-heart surgery, performing his first in 1955. In 1965, he became chair of the department of surgery at the University of Arkansas medical school, where he earned many accolades until his retirement in 2000. | 2018-01-16 09:29:46


2008, Mr. Andrew Martin Comstock
ANDREW M. "DREW" COMSTOCK '08 was installed as the 62nd President of the Home Builders Association of Southside Virginia on December 4, 2017. The association supports and serves the home building industry in six cities and 16 counties across Southside Virginia. | 2018-01-12 17:26:21


1971, Dr. William F. Rayburn
Dr. WILLIAM F. RAYBURN '71, a distinguished professor and associate dean at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, is chairman of the board of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The Council sets and enforces standards in physician continuing education (or lifelong learning) for more than 2,000 health institutions and organizations in the U.S. | 2018-01-12 13:22:00


2005, Mr. Andrew M. Riley
ANDREW M. "DREW" RILEY '05 has joined Propark America as the new president of Winpark Management, LLC, headquartered in Houston. | 2018-01-12 13:17:48


1951, Mr. Walter Vance Hall
WALTER VANCE HALL '51 died on January 6, 2018. Vance was a member of Kappa Sigma who served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Hampden-Sydney, then earned a degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. His career as a foreign service officer included posts in South Korea, Italy, and Fiji, as well as the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. He retired in 1982, but continued to work in the State Department on freedom of information cases until 2000. Vance was a member of the board of directors of the Historic Alexandria Foundation and the American Library Company. He also served two terms on the Alexandria Archeology Commission and was a member of the Metropolitan Club. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and cooking, and he tutored children in the Alexandria public schools for almost 20 years. Vance was a lifelong member of North Farnham Parish Church and an active parishioner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria. He is survived by his wife of 54 years and two sons. | 2018-01-12 13:06:58


1971, Mr. Dale Wood Pittman
DALE WOOD PITTMAN '71 received the Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association for his more than 35 years of work on behalf of Virginia consumers. Dale is a consumer protection attorney in Petersburg. | 2018-01-10 16:25:57


2004, Mr. Wesley S. Lawson
WESLEY S. LAWSON '04 recently became the general manager at Jesse Brown's Outdoors, a specialty outfitter in Charlotte, NC. Wes was an associate dean of students at H-SC for almost a decade; most recently, he was assistant director of integrative student services at Wake Forest University's Charlotte campus. | 2018-01-08 15:43:21


1966, Mr. W. Waverly Townes
W. WAVERLY TOWNES '66 was honored with the 2017 Judge Richard A. Revell Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award, presented by the Louisville Bar Association. | 2018-01-08 13:40:10


2011, Michael James Dowd
MIKE '11 and TIFFANY DOWD welcomed a son, Carson Michael, on October 4, 2017. The family resides in Richmond. | 2018-01-07 14:10:47


2007, William G. Kammerer III
Capt. BILL KAMMERER '07 deployed to the Middle East this winter with the 758th Airlift Squadron, flying the C-130H Hercules in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Following the deployment, Bill will begin new training as his Air Force squadron has been selected to convert to the C-17 Globemaster III. | 2018-01-05 23:41:03


1985, Maj. Turner Bartlett Thackston IV
Maj. TURNER BARTLETT "TEE" THACKSTON IV '85 died on December 31, 2017, after a six-year battle with a rare neurological disease. After his sophomore year at Hampden-Sydney, Tee was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant and joined the Virginia National Guard. Upon graduation, he became an Apache helicopter pilot, winning the Top Gun award for his unit. Tee retired after 21 years of active duty, then became an instructor at the Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman with a passion for bird hunting and dog training; other hobbies included scuba diving and riding his Harley Davidson. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. His greatest achievement, though, was raising his three sons into exceptional young men. He is remembered as a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and friend. | 2018-01-05 11:56:50


2003, Mr. Michael John Wallace
MICHAEL JOHN WALLACE '03 left Vertex Resource Services and began working at Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold in June 2017. He is a senior GIS (Geographic Information System) analyst in the Tailings Crushed Leach and Water Group, a technical services division of the mining company. He works at the corporate office in downtown Phoenix. | 2018-01-05 01:07:53


1981, Mr. Billy Greer
BILLY GREER '81 and his wife Nancy are the owners of Jing Ying Institute, a Kung Fu and Tai Chi school in Severna Park, MD. The Greers and their work at Jing Ying were the subject of a feature article in the Winter 2017 edition of UpStArt Annapolis, an art and culture magazine. | 2018-01-04 16:54:52


2011, Mr. Carter Hutchinson
CARTER HUTCHINSON '11 has been appointed deputy policy director by Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam. Prior to his appointment, Carter worked on Northam's gubernatorial campaign and transition team. | 2018-01-04 15:20:51


1952, Dr. Charles Hanson Peterson Jr.
Dr. CHARLES HANSON PETERSON, JR. '52 died on January 3, 2018. He earned his MD from the University of Virginia in 1956, then completed an internship in England, residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, and fellowship in gastroenterology at UVA. He served as a physician in the U.S. Coast Guard before entering private practice in Roanoke. In 2014, he retired after more than 60 years of medical practice, but he continued grand rounds at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital until July of 2017. Dr. Peterson was a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Medical Society of Virginia, and Roanoke Academy of Medicine. He served twice as chief of staff at Community Hospital and was an instructor at the University of Virginia Medical School for 18 years. An active member of the Rotary Club and First Baptist Church, he also volunteered his time with the Bradley Free Clinic, Meals on Wheels, and Blue Ridge Literacy. He loved to travel, participating in several medical mission trips to Kenya and Peru, as well as regularly hosting physicians from Africa on their trips to the U.S. for professional development. He was a constant optimist and an expert whistler, whose happy greetings and whistled renditions of Seventy-Six Trombones will be missed. | 2018-01-04 12:44:40


2007, Mr. C. J. Berkeley Horne
C. J. BERKELEY HORNE '07 has been promoted to partner at LeClairRyan. He works on the firm's corporate services and energy industry teams. The promotion was featured in the January 3, 2018, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2018-01-04 12:29:02


2002, Mr. Hamilton Nobles
HAMILTON NOBLES '02 died on December 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. In high school, Hamilton earned his pilot's license and was an Eagle Scout; at Hampden-Sydney, he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. An animal and outdoor enthusiast, Hamilton was a river guide in the Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina prior to his illness. | 2018-01-04 12:18:54


1950, Rev. V. Neil Wyrick Jr.
The Rev. V. NEIL WYRICK, JR. '50 died on December 17, 2017. Although he was an accomplished pianist, Neil chose a career in ministry, graduating from Union Theological Seminary in 1954. The following year, he founded Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Miami, a congregation that grew from 8 members to almost 800. In 1968, Neil devoted himself full-time to evangelistic work, traveling the world presenting his one-man dramas. He is perhaps best known for his productions of the Easter pageant in the Orange Bowl during the 1960s. He also served as director of the Miami Council of Churches and as interim pastor of several Miami-area churches. Neil was a prolific writer, authoring ten books and publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, The American Home, and Family Circle. He is survived by his wife of 48 years and their seven children. | 2018-01-04 11:37:50


1950, Dr. John M. Quarles
Dr. JOHN M. QUARLES '50 died on January 1, 2018, at the age of 90. John's studies at Hampden-Sydney were interrupted by his brother's death in WWII; at that time, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1950. He then finished his degree at H-SC, attended the Medical College of Virginia, completed his internship at DePaul Hospital, and embarked on a 50-year career as a family practice physician. He was active with the Peninsula Academy of Medicine, the Peninsula Heart Association, the Hampton Roads Academy of General Practice, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Hampton Medical Society. He served as secretary and president of the executive committee at Riverside Regional Medical Center and provided medical care for the residents of the Patrick Henry Nursing Home. John also gave back to the community through his volunteer work with the Lions Club and the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, as well as his six years as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in York County. An active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher. John enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities, had his private pilot's license, played tennis into his 80s, and played golf up to the week before his death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, their six children, and 16 grandchildren. His sons John M. Quarles, Jr. '79, Dr. Peter R. Quarles '85, and Daniel R. Quarles '93 also attended Hampden-Sydney. | 2018-01-04 10:44:09


1954, Dr. John Milton Miller Jr.
Dr. JOHN MILTON MILLER, JR. '54 died on December 21, 2017. After graduating cum laude from Hampden-Sydney, Milton earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1958. He completed residencies in internal medicine and hematology oncology, served two years as a doctor in the U.S. Navy, and then was a compassionate and dedicated physician at Lewis Gale Clinic in Salem, VA, for 44 years. He enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, and traveling; an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and served as camp physician at Pheobe Needles summer camp. Milton was a devoted husband to his wife of 57 years and a loving father to their four daughters. | 2018-01-04 10:03:02


2007, Mr. Parick Sterling Wilkinson
PATRICK STERLING WILKINSON '07 has been appointed to the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors, replacing a retiring member until a special election is held next November. | 2018-01-03 16:42:49


2015, Mr. Christopher Bernardo Hall
CHRISTOPHER BERNARDO HALL '15 graduated from Elon University School of Law in December 2017. | 2018-01-03 15:53:27


2014, Mr. Michael Donnell Casterlow
MICHAEL DONNELL CASTERLOW '14 graduated from Elon University School of Law in December 2017. | 2018-01-03 15:52:22


1966, Mr. Travis J. Tysinger
TRAVIS J. "TY" TYSINGER '66 was honored by the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation with Director Emeritus status; he was a member of the Foundation's executive committee, as well as chairman of the development committee. He is retired from Woodberry Forest School, where he served as the senior development officer. | 2018-01-03 15:42:18


2001, Cory Evans
CORY '01 and CHELSEA EVANS welcomed a daughter, Courtlyn Marie, on July 6, 2017. She joined her big brother Caden. | 2017-12-29 11:58:27


2002, Dr. Barrett W. R. Peters
Dr. BARRETT W. R. PETERS ’02 has been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry after successful completion of the final examination in the voluntary multi-year board certification process. He has also accepted an appointment as an affiliate professor with the VCU Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Peters, his wife, and two children reside in Charlottesville, where he maintains a full-time private practice. | 2017-12-27 21:39:19


1965, John Scott Repass DDS
JOHN S. REPASS '65 made a religious pilgrimage to the Holy Land last May with a group from St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke. They spent two weeks touring the Holy Land and studying at St. George's Anglican College in Jerusalem. | 2017-12-23 07:41:46


1998, Daniel John Burke
DANIEL '98 and FRANCESCA BURKE welcomed a son, Liam Lorenzo Burke, on April 10, 2017. The family resides in Alexandria. | 2017-12-20 17:45:47


1994, Mr. Michael David Luter
MICHAEL DAVID "MIKE" LUTER '94 and his business, Arrowhead Environmental Services, were named to the 2017 "Roaring 20" list by Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal. The list recognizes Hampton Roads' fastest growing companies that make significant contributions to the local economy. Mike founded Arrowhead Environmental in 2006 after working in the environmental and manufacturing fields for a decade. Since then, the company has grown from one employee to 26. | 2017-12-19 16:25:47


1997, Mr. Robert Hutcheson Ramsey
ROBERT HUTCHESON "BOB" RAMSEY '97 recently took a new job at Customers Bank as director of investor relations and strategic planning. He will work out of the company's Washington, DC, office. Bob and his wife live in Arlington with their seven-year-old twins. | 2017-12-19 16:11:26


1995, Mr. Matthew E. Malone
MATTHEW E. "MATT" MALONE '95 was featured in Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal on November 2, 2017. Matt is CEO of JES Foundation Repair, which won the magazine's Roaring 20 award as one of Hampton Roads' most dynamic businesses based on revenue and employee growth. Matt is also CEO of the umbrella organization JES Companies and a managing partner at Succession Capital Portfolio Company. | 2017-12-19 16:07:35


1993, Mr. Christopher Scott Rosati
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT ROSATI '93 died on October 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with ALS. Chris was a soccer player at H-SC who went on to a successful career in health care, marketing, and entrepreneurship. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, however, he sifted his focus to making the world a better place through creative acts of kindness, like hijacking a Krispy Kreme truck and giving away the donuts at city parks and hospitals. (Krispy Kreme learned of his plan and donated the truck and the donuts.) Chris founded Inspire MEdia Network, a nonprofit that funds and films people spreading kindness, then shares their stories to inspire others to do the same. The organization also gives $50 "butterfly grants" to school-aged children around the world who want to do good. Chris' story reached national audiences when CBS News learned of his efforts and produced a series documenting his battle with ALS and his philanthropic efforts. | 2017-12-19 12:59:37


1951, Mr. John Armstrong Locke
JOHN ARMSTRONG "JACK" LOCKE '51 died on December 8, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then played basketball at Hampden-Sydney. John worked as an electrician at NACA (NASA) until his retirement in 1981. He loved sports, coaching youth basketball for over 50 years and playing tennis until the age of 91. | 2017-12-18 16:33:12


1977, Mr. Richard M. Ponti
RICHARD "DICK" PONTI '77 was the subject of a December 17, 2017, article in the Virginian Pilot, which focused on his 40 years as a math teacher, administrator, and basketball coach in Virginia Beach. The former Tiger led Kempsville High School to five district titles in nine seasons as head coach. | 2017-12-18 16:24:35


1989, Mr. Ondray T. Harris
ONDRAY T. HARRIS '89 has been named director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor. Ondray joined the Labor Department in the spring of 2017 as a senior advisor at the Employment and Training Administration. | 2017-12-18 16:12:21


1992, Mr. Jeffery B. Parker
JEFF PARKER '92 has joined CBRE Hampton Roads as a senior vice president in the retail brokerage group. Most recently, Jeff was the leasing director for a Virginia Beach retail portfolio that included 73 shopping centers and covered approximately 5.5 million square feet. The move was reported in Virginia Business on December 11, 2017. | 2017-12-18 15:50:30


1981, Mr. Benjamin F. Knight III
BENJAMIN F. "BEN" KNIGHT III '81 has joined Viking Mergers & Acquisitions as a managing partner; he will open a new location for the firm in Charleston, SC. Ben recently sold his own business, three franchise locations of FASTSIGNS. Under Ben's leadership, they grew to be one of the highest revenue generating groups in the company's international franchise system. The move was featured on Markets Insider on December 1, 2017. | 2017-12-18 15:31:56


1962, Mr. Charles Edward Hubbard
CHARLES EDWARD HUBBARD '62 died on November 24, 2017. Charlie was a member of the George Washington High School (Danville) baseball team that won consecutive state championships in 1953 and 1954. He then served two years in the U.S. Navy before attending Hampden-Sydney and earning his law degree at Washington and Lee. After 50 years practicing law in North Carolina, Charlie was honored by both the North Carolina Bar Association and the Caswell County District Bar, which named its collegiality award in his honor. Always a strong supporter of the law enforcement community, in recent years he was active promoting camaraderie between the North Carolina and Virginia state law enforcement agencies. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored Charlie's dedication by awarding him "Honorary State Trooper" status. He was an avid reader, a lover of history, and a benefactor to local community athletic programs; he loved tracing his family history and was inducted into the French Huguenot Society of South Carolina. | 2017-12-18 15:15:01


1961, Mr. Dean Adcock Bailey
DEAN ADCOCK BAILEY '61 died on November 24, 2017. A member of Kappa Sigma at Hampden-Sydney, he also pursued graduate studies at the College of William & Mary. His career spanned several industries, including service in the U.S. Marine Corps, seven years as a high school history teacher, and almost two decades as an industrial engineer in the garment manufacturing industry. He then worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia with the departments of economic development and Virginia business assistance. As an amateur archaeologist, he discovered the site of the early 18th century pottery factory belonging to the "Poor Potter of Yorktown," now a featured location at the Yorktown Battlefield site. He was a board member for both the Virginia Historical Society and the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown and an active member of St. Thomas Canterbury Anglican Catholic Church in Roanoke and St. Alban's Anglican Catholic Parish in Richmond. | 2017-12-18 14:28:57


1951, Mr. Charles William Grissett
CHARLES WILLIAM GRISSETT '51 died on November 4, 2017. He spent the first years of his life in Cameroon, Africa, where his parents were missionaries with the Presbyterian Church USA. One month after earning his degree at Hampden-Sydney, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan as a hospital corpsman. He returned to civilian life and worked in marine carpentry, facilities management, and both elementary and high school math and science instruction. His work took him throughout the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. In retirement, he volunteered with the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) and participated in missions in Zimbabwe. Charles served as an elder at his church and was influential in creating a food bank garden. | 2017-12-18 13:43:28


1998, Dr. Matthew D Bitner
Dr. MATTHEW D. BITNER '98 was recently named chair of the department of emergency medicine for the Greenville Health System in South Carolina. | 2017-12-17 20:54:04


2002, Lt. Cmdr. Jason T Ritchie
Lt. Cmdr. JASON T. '02 and CHRISTINA RITCHIE welcomed their first child, a son, Luke Friedrich Ritchie, on September 25, 2017. Luke was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Jason serves in the U.S. Navy. | 2017-12-16 23:06:17


1977, Mr. David Riddick
DAVID RIDDICK '77 and retired Tiger lacrosse coach Ray Rostan were inducted into the US Lacrosse Virginia Hall of Fame on December 2, 2017. | 2017-12-15 14:18:52


1994, Mr. Kevin Michael Kunst
KEVIN MICHAEL KUNST '94 has been named head of school at Evansville Day School, an independent preK-12 school in Evansville, IN. Most recently, he was headmaster at Harrells Christian Academy in Harrells, NC. | 2017-12-14 14:39:40


1939, Mr. John H. Gilliam Jr.
JOHN H. GILLIAM, JR. '39 died on November 18, 2017, at the age of 101. John was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha at Hampden-Sydney who later attended Benjamin Franklin University and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a resident of Fredericksburg at the time of his death. | 2017-12-14 14:31:19


1973, Mr. Franklin R. Tinkle
FRANKLIN R. TINKLE '73 died on November 16, 2017. A rugby player at Hampden-Sydney, he served in the U.S. military in Vietnam, then pursued a career in information technology as a systems analyst and project manager. Frank was known as a kind, upbeat person who valued each and every day. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, his daughter, and his granddaughter. | 2017-12-14 14:19:31


2000, Mr. Morgan Trible
C. MORGAN TRIBLE '00 and MEGAN J. QUICK were married on September 23, 2017, at Smith Ferry Farm on the Pamunkey River in King William County. In attendance were Jay Golden '02, Kenny Strickler '05, George Trible '91, James Kelly, Waring Trible '84, Jim McVey '89, Parker Moring '00, Dave Hamnett '00, Justin Norbo '06, and Ryan Jones '00. Morgan is employed by Commonwealth Commercial Partners and Meghan by Virginia Farm Credit. The couple resides in both Richmond and King William County. | 2017-12-14 13:36:06


2000, Mr. Matthew S. Markham
MATTHEW S. "MATT" MARKHAM '00 has been named director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Previously, he served in leadership roles at the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the State Road and Toll Authority, and the Georgia lieutenant governor's office. | 2017-12-12 16:29:33


1958, Mr. Earle Provost Dunham Jr.
EARLE PROVOST DUNHAM, JR. '58 died on October 28, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, he studied business administration and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He then worked as a controller and project manager for Handling Services, Inc, in Greenville, SC. Earle was a leader with the Boy Scouts of America and an active member of Joy Lutheran Church, singing in the choir and serving on the finance committee. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors, but was most passionate about his family, especially his children and grandchildren. | 2017-12-12 15:54:36


1991, Mr. Miles C. Williams
MILES C. WILLIAMS '91 has been named chief marketing officer at JW Player, the world's largest network-independent video platform, where he is responsible for all facets of the company's global marketing efforts. | 2017-12-12 15:41:05


1955, Mr. Leo Stanley Willis
L. STANLEY WILLIS '55 died on October 25, 2017. A Lambda Chi Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, Stan served in the U.S. military after graduation, then earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 1968. He taught briefly in Texas before joining the history department at Clinch Valley College, now the University of Virginia's College at Wise. His 30-year career as a history professor there also included service as dean of students and chairman of the faculty council. He was known as an excellent advisor to students and a compelling teacher, who continued to serve the college well into his retirement. In a final gift to UVa-Wise, Stan and his wife bequeathed a 40-acre tract of land to be used an environmental laboratory. It will be known as "Stan's Woods." | 2017-12-12 13:10:36


2002, Dr. Scott Keel
Dr. SCOTT KEEL '02 was featured in Style Weekly's 2017 "Top 40 Under 40" for his work as a pediatrician in Richmond. The October article noted Scott's efforts to integrate mental health into the pediatric setting, as well as his work promoting bike safety through the non-profit I Am RVA. | 2017-12-12 11:51:00


1988, Mr. Charles W. Payne Jr.
CHARLES W. "CHARLIE" PAYNE '88 was appointed treasurer of the board for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington, an economic development partnership between public and private entities. Charlie, a former Trustee of the College, is a partner at Hirschler Fleischer. | 2017-12-12 11:37:56


1952, Dr. Freeman Epes
Dr. FREEMAN EPES '52 was given the Life Changer Award by the Sarasota Friendship Center, where he has volunteered his medical services for the past 15 years. The center's volunteers provide $2 million in in-kind medical services to uninsured or underinsured older adults each year. Dr. Epes has been a family practice physician in Sarasota since 1959. | 2017-12-11 16:21:57


2010, Mr. Philip Holden Bryant
PHILIP HOLDEN BRYANT '10 has joined Kinsdale Insurance Co. as an associate underwriter in the general casualty division. The move was featured in the October 24, 2017, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2017-12-11 14:58:05


1953, Mr. Jerome M. Adams
JEROME M. "JERRY" ADAMS '53 died on October 20, 2017. One of the top scorers in Hampden-Sydney basketball history, Jerry scored 1,207 points for the Tigers during his four years as a starter and served as the team's co-captain his senior year, all while earning academic honors. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then earned a master's degree in education from the University of Richmond. He was a high school teacher and basketball coach for five years before earning his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law and embarking on a successful legal career in his native Pittsburgh. Jerry sat on numerous boards and commissions throughout his lengthy career, serving organizations such as the local YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, and Salvation Army; he was also a long-serving bank board director, first with McKeesport National Bank, then with Three Rivers Bank and U.S. Bankcorp. He was a member of the St. Thomas a Becket parish for 45 years. In recognition of Jerry's contribution to Hampden-Sydney athletics, he was inducted into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. | 2017-12-11 14:34:42


1967, Dr. Thomas Cole Flournoy
Dr. THOMAS COLE FLOURNOY '67 died on October 19, 2017. Cole proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bon Homme Richard during the Vietnam War, then pursued a career in private business. After earning a master's degree in counseling from Louisiana Tech and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Sarasota, Cole spent 25 years working at the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport, LA, where he created and directed the center's counseling program. At the time of his death, he was the facility's mental health director. An accomplished pilot who owned a series of small prop planes over the years, Cole flew to all 50 states last year and was active in both the Civil Air Patrol and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He also enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to water ski. | 2017-12-11 13:47:04


2006, Mr. Philip Land Jr.
J. PHILIP LAND, JR. '06 was recognized by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the "Legal Elite of 2017" in the category of corporate mergers and acquisitions law. Philip is an associate at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Greenville, SC. | 2017-12-11 12:08:55


1959, Mr. Edmund Law Waddill Jr.
EDMUND L. WADDILL, JR. '59 died on October 16, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in England for several years. He then enjoyed a career in life insurance and estate planning, living in Iowa, Maryland, and Ashville before settling in Wilson, NC. He was an avid reader, accomplished golfer, and member of First Presbyterian Church in Wilson. His son Edmund L. Waddill III '95 also attended Hampden-Sydney. | 2017-12-11 10:56:47


1977, Dr. James S. Militello
Dr. JAMES S. "JIMMY" MILITELLO '77 died unexpectedly on October 4, 2017. A psychology major at Hampden-Sydney, he then graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986 and practiced podiatry in St. Augustine, FL. He is survived by his wife and daughter. | 2017-12-11 10:43:16


1982, Mr Charles Phillips Bowles III
CHARLES BOWLES '82 has been appointed director of strategic initiatives for Trader Interactive, which was recently acquired by Goldman-Sachs. | 2017-12-06 06:57:23


1991, Mr. George M. Trible IV
GEORGE M. TRIBLE IV '91 has been tapped to lead the Regions Bank (Birmingham, AL) contact center, which handles approximately 80 million customer contacts per year. Previously, George was Wells Fargo's central Alabama region area president. | 2017-12-05 16:39:51


2011, Mr. Edgar Hatcher Crenshaw IV
EDGAR HATCHER CRENSHAW IV '11 and ELIZABETH ASHLEY SHIFLET were married on August 12, 2017, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond. The groom is the son of E. Hatcher Crenshaw III '79. Alumni in the wedding party were Thomas Crenshaw '15, Craig Philip '11, John Mohrmann '11, John Simmons '10, James McClees '11, Tyler Hamblen '11, and Gray Nexsen '10. Also in attendance were the uncle of the groom, Bill Crenshaw '82, and several other H-SC friends and fraternity brothers. The couple resides in Richmond. | 2017-12-05 16:26:15


1994, Mr. Alexander Blount McGee
ALEXANDER BLOUNT "ALEX" McGEE '94 has been appointed vice president for external affairs and chief of staff at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. Most recently, Alex was a principal in the public policy and regulatory affairs practice at Dentons US/McKenna, Long and Aldridge, one of the world's largest law firms. | 2017-12-05 15:59:38


1985, Mr. Kenneth Cerf Jr.
KENNETH "SKIP" CERF, JR. '85 has been named general manager of the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel. In 2015, Skip received the Community Engagement Award from Marriott's Worldwide Business Council, and in 2017 he was selected for Marriott's Emerging Leader Program. | 2017-12-05 15:37:34


2003, Mr. Davis Bell Hunt II
DAVIS HUNT '03 recently earned his MBA from Wake Forest University. He and his wife Sarah live in Charlotte, NC, where Davis is a regional vice president with the healthcare technology start-up PeraHealth. | 2017-12-05 10:29:42


2008, Mr. Davis Yake
DAVIS '08 and CHRISSY YAKE welcomed twin daughters, Charlotte Louise and Madeline Gray, on July 1, 2017. Big sister Charlie arrived first, and younger sister Maddie joined her seven minutes later. | 2017-12-04 16:33:04


1951, Mr. Charles Lear Ponton
CHARLES LEAR PONTON '51 died on September 22, 2017. A Lambda Chi at Hampden-Sydney, Lear served in the U.S. Marine Corps before settling in Newport News and founding Ponton Realty, Inc. Over the course of his career, he developed numerous residential neighborhoods, shopping centers, and commercial properties throughout Newport News and York County. Lear was a past president of both the Newport News/Hampton Board of Realtors and the York County Rotary Club; he served on numerous other boards, including the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board, the Virginia Air Pollution Board, and the Virginia Real Estate Board. In his retirement years, Lear enjoyed boating, fishing, and golfing. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 63 years and a loving father and grandfather to their two daughters and five grandchildren. | 2017-12-04 16:00:57


2000, Mr. Nate DaPore
NATE DaPORE '00 has been named managing director at Acertitude, a top-tier executive search firm and talent solutions consultancy located in New York. Most recently, he was a managing director at Battery Park, advising middle-market health care and tech companies. He is the founder and former CEO of PeopleMatter, a workforce management SaaS company, and a Trustee of the College. | 2017-12-04 15:21:11


2009, Mr. Patrick Bolling
R. PATRICK BOLLING '09 was featured in Lynchburg Business Magazine's 2017 Millenials on the Move, which identified 25 young professionals who are "on the move not only in their places of work, but also in the community." An attorney at Woods Rogers Edmunds & Williams, he focuses his practice on commercial transactions and litigation. | 2017-12-04 14:38:22


2012, Mr. General Jenkins
GENERAL JENKINS '12 was appointed to the Prince Edward County School Board when the board unanimously chose him to replace an outgoing member. His appointment was covered in the Farmville Herald. | 2017-12-04 14:25:25


1979, Mr. Rick Bagby
RICHARD A. "RICK" BAGBY '79 has been named head lacrosse coach at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, an NCAA Division III school. Most recently, he served as an assistant lacrosse coach at Babson College. In November, Rick was issued a special citation by the Hampden-Sydney Athletics Hall of Fame for his success as a lacrosse goalkeeper at H-SC and his influence on the sport as a youth league, high school, and collegiate coach. | 2017-12-04 13:42:56


1979, Mr. Ken Woodley
JAMES K. "KEN" WOODLEY III '79 has written 31 daily spiritual meditations for January 2018 that will be published online and in print by Forward Day By Day, which is read daily by over half a million people in more than 50 countries around the world. His first book—about the journey to overcome the shadow of Massive Resistance in Prince Edward County—will be published in 2018 by NewSouth Books of Montgomery, AL. | 2017-12-04 13:22:59


1950, Mr. Wade Hampton Ridgway Sr.
WADE HAMPTON RIDGWAY, SR. '50 died on September 11, 2017. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II before attending Hampden-Sydney, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, Wade went on to a 35-year career as a chemical engineer with DuPont. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Woodbury, NJ, and a volunteer at Underwood Memorial Hospital. Wade loved all sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, and enjoyed skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and traveling. | 2017-12-04 12:45:04


1999, Mr. James F. Goodmon Jr.
JAMES F. "JIMMY" GOODMON, JR. '99 has been named president and chief operating officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company in Raleigh, NC. | 2017-12-01 10:45:04


2000, Mr. T. Broderick Mullins
T. BRODERICK MULLINS '00 has joined the strategic advisory group at Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC in Richmond as a portfolio manager; he provides investment management advice to individuals, families, and regional institutions. Broderick earned his MBA from the University of Richmond in May 2017. | 2017-12-01 10:20:05


2004, Mr. Edward Judson McAdams Jr
JUDSON '04 and GINGER McADAMS welcomed their third child, a son, George Wicker McAdams, on September 20, 2016. Wicker joins his brother Tripp and sister Eliza at home in Charlotte, NC. | 2017-11-21 21:17:37


2010, Mr. Robert Beasley III
ROBERT R. "BOBBY" BEASLEY III '10 was selected as a 2017 Top 40 under 40 honoree by Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal. Bobby works at Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. | 2017-11-17 15:18:37


2013, Mr. Brinson C White II
BRINSON C. WHITE II '13 and ELIZABETH A. TOMLIN were married on September 30, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. Members of the wedding party included Brinson White '77, Braxton Elliott '13, Wesley Morck '13, Connor Rund '13, Nathan Marshall '13, General Jenkins '12, and Tanner Knox '13. Also in attendance were Bob Johnson '77, Greg Holland '77, Mike Stabile '11, Kyle Martin '11, Byron Jones '11, Frasher Bolton '12, Charlie Parrish '12, Justin Proffitt '12, Alex Lemieux '12, Jordan White '13, Forrest Allen '13, McGowan Day '13, Graham Holman '13, Tyler Wolfe '14, and Lawson Olson '16. The groomsmen wore bowties made by Collared Greens, a company founded by Hampden-Syndey alumni. The bride, a graduate of Radford University, is a nurse practitioner at Lynchburg General Hospital and the groom is an attorney. The couple resides in Lynchburg. | 2017-10-31 12:21:17


2009, Ryan Carson Samuel
RYAN SAMUEL '09 was selected as a 2017 Top 40 under 40 honoree by Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal. Ryan is an assistant city attorney for the City of Chesapeake. | 2017-10-18 09:03:46


2006, Keith Batten LeGrande
KEITH '06 and ANNA LeGRANDE welcomed a daughter, Campbell Jane LeGrande, on January 21, 2017. Campbell joins her big brother, William. | 2017-09-29 20:36:42


2009, Kristoffer Alan Norbo
Dr. KRISTOFFER ALAN "KRIS" NORBO '09 and Dr. ASHLEY ANN WHITE were married on May 13th, 2017, in New Orleans. In attendance were Dr. Justin Norbo '06, Nathan Norbo '11, Matt Shankle '11, John Roberts '12, McLean Bean '09, Ben Harris '09, Mike Patterson '09, Goodman Duke '11, Mark Castrovinci '09, Cole Faulkner '09, Brandon Clapp '09, Zach Campbell '09, Dr. Chris Collie '10, and Darden Barrett '11. | 2017-09-29 09:40:45


1967, Mr. Charles L. Williams Jr.
CHARLES L. WILLIAMS, JR. '67 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work in environmental law at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:33:14


1976, Mr. W. David Paxton
W. DAVID PAXTON '76 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:30:13


1981, Mr. Gregory J. Haley
GREGORY J. HALEY '81 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:27:00


1969, Mr. G. Franklin Flippin
G. FRANKLIN FLIPPIN '69 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:23:31


1999, Lt. Col. Gregory R. Foxx
Lt. Col. GREGORY R. FOXX '99 took command of the 5th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) on May 25, 2017. The battalion is responsible for all psychological operations in the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). | 2017-09-14 11:02:19


2010, Mr. David Taylor
DAVID TAYLOR '10 is a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University in the department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, after earning his Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University in August 2016. David and Esther Briscoe were married in June of 2010 and welcomed their son, Zachary Liam, in April of 2015. The couple met in a Spanish immersion course in Valencia, Spain. | 2017-09-13 15:56:59


2016, Mr. Tanner Fox
TANNER FOX '16 and MEREDITH HAGA were married on April 22, 2017. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Sweet Briar College, and the groom is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo in Richmond. In attendance were Dr. David Haga '79, William Kitchen '12, Zach Preston '16, Marc Greaves '13, John Dekarske '14, Benjamin Quinn '13, Zach Fox '13, and Cameron White '16. | 2017-09-13 12:27:59


1991, Mr. Robert W. Hinkle Jr.
ROBERT W. "BOBBY" HINKLE, JR. '91 has been working with at-risk youth for the past 26 years, spending the last seven years as the principal of Rivermont School-Rockbridge, which serves children with developmental, learning, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. The school's recent purchase and remodeling of a vacant school building provides outdoor athletic fields, a gymnasium, and classroom space that will allow Rivermont to serve even more special-needs students. The building's dedication was featured in the Lexington News-Gazette. | 2017-09-13 09:52:20


2005, Dr. Dacre Knight
Dr. DACRE KNIGHT '05 is currently deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, covering the ICU and inpatient wards at a U.S. Air Force combat trauma hospital. | 2017-09-13 03:02:30


1965, Mr. Gordon D. Schreck
GORDON D. SCHRECK '65 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work in admiralty and maritime law at Womble Carlyle in Charleston, South Carolina. | 2017-09-12 17:13:22


1982, Mr. F. Barret Normann
BARRET NORMANN '82 and TUCKER BULLEIT '15 recently competed in the 2017 South Central Regional Sporting Clays Championship at Providence Hill Farm in Jackson, Mississippi. | 2017-09-11 11:08:17


1990, Mr. Thomas Connell Wilson III
THOMAS CONNELL "T.C." WILSON '90 is the chief investment officer of The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical practice insurer based in Napa, CA. Prior to assuming this dedicated CIO role, he served as the company's external investment consultant for 17 years as a member of The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors based in Williamsburg. | 2017-09-08 14:17:15


1988, Mr. Frank W. Friedman
FRANK W. FRIEDMAN '88 was elected mayor of Lexington on November 8, 2016, and began his term on January 1, 2017. Frank leads CornerStone Investment Services, a division of CornerStone Bank in Lexington. | 2017-09-07 12:19:10


2013, Mr. Connor Rund
CONNOR RUND '13 and SARA VIRGINIA KNOX were married on May 27, 2017, at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, Georgia. Groomsmen included Tanner Knox '13, cousin of the bride; Jon Pace '82, uncle of the groom; Jack Pace '18, cousin of the groom; Brinson White II '13; and Nathan Marshall '13. Also in attendance were Brinson White '77, Jon Mastropaolo '81, Frasher Bolton '12, Graham Holman '13, Tyler Johnson '13, Wes Morck '13, Alex Georgiou '15, Jay Easley '15, Ben Gillis '15, Matt Goodrich '16, Mike Murray '16, Jake Rockenbach '16, and Brett Shaw '16. The bride is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. The groom serves as associate dean of admissions at Hampden-Sydney. | 2017-09-07 10:30:38


2010, Mr. Hunter Hopcroft
HUNTER HOPCROFT '10 was featured on Richmondmag.com for his work with the Richmond Grange Project, a new social enterprise created to fund local farms through community-financed microloans. The project combines his background as a financial research analyst and his work as a partner at JM Stock Provisions, a specialty grocery store and butcher. The article, entitled "Macro Possibility," ran on June 23, 2017. | 2017-09-06 09:34:36


1943, Mr. Garland Hurst Moore Jr.
GARLAND HURST MOORE, JR. '43 died on October 26, 2016. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941. | 2017-09-06 09:01:04


2015, Mr. Brian Dean Collins
BRIAN DEAN COLLINS '15 and SAVANNAH CHERYL HAGER were married on June 4, 2017, at Irvine Estate in Lexington. The bride is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Groomsmen included Garrett Birnbaum '15, Christian Hamlett '15, and Kyle Lung '14. In attendance were Alan Rice '15, Alex Smith '15, Christopher Hall '15, Billy Nixon '15, Sydney Henriques '15, Zach Whitaker '15, Mike Murray '16, Jeffrey Gray '15, Josh Blair '16, Ryan O'Hara '16, and Jonathan Wade '15. The couple resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photography: Jillian Michelle Photography | 2017-09-05 16:24:51


1950, Mr. John McGavack Jr.
JOHN "MAC" McGAVACK, JR. '50 died on April 13, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Academy instructor, battleship gunnery officer, and submarine engineer. He earned advanced degrees in physics and education administration from the University of Mississippi and Fairfield University, respectively. After his naval service, Mac worked as an electrical engineer designing ignition systems for jets and missiles before turning his attention to education. He taught physics at both the high school and college levels, publishing two books and receiving numerous national awards for his innovative approach to teaching science. Mac was assistant superintendent of schools in New Haven, CT; served ten years as superintendent of schools in Madison, CT; and ended his career as an assistant professor at Connecticut College. He served on several state and national boards. | 2017-09-04 15:10:07


2016, Mr. Reginald Bernard Johnson
REGINALD "REGGIE" JOHNSON '16 played in the New York-Penn League All-Star game in August. He is a pitcher with the Tri-City ValleyCats, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros located in Troy, NY. In an local news article about the event, Tri-City manager Morgan Ensberg said, "I think Reggie has been probably our most consistent and best pitcher." | 2017-09-04 12:24:51


2002, Mr. Benjamin C. Farmer
BENJAMIN "BEN" FARMER '02 has been promoted to business banker at First Citizens Bank in Richmond, where he provides financing and deposit-related services to local businesses. Most recently, he was a financial sales manager at First Citizens. The promotion was featured in the August 28, 2017, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch "On The Move." | 2017-09-04 12:11:34


1955, Mr. John Ray Jennings
JOHN RAY JENNINGS '55 died on August 15, 2017. He earned graduate degrees from both Columbia University in New York and Hollins University. After three years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to civilian life in the Roanoke County Public Schools system. He was a respected English teacher for more than 25 years at Southview Elementary School and Northside Middle School, where he served as chair of the English department. He saw the potential in each and every student and enjoyed sharing with them his great love for literature. He spent his final years at Friendship Manor, where he made many friends and encouraged his fellow residents in their hobbies and interests. | 2017-09-04 11:50:38


1960, Mr. Joseph H. Wood
JOSEPH H. WOOD '60 died on August 18, 2017. A PIKA at Hampden-Sydney, he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces Intelligence in Panama after college. He taught Spanish at Clifton Forge High School, his high school alma mater, before joining the family business as president of Wood Chevrolet until the early 1980s, when he became an insurance agent. A lifelong member of Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, Joe was also involved with many Clifton Forge organizations, including the Kiwanis, Jaycees, Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, and City Council. He was active with the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, and his son George Martin Wood '89 also attended the College. | 2017-09-01 16:51:07


1950, Mr. Palmer G. Tunstall
PALMER G. TUNSTALL '50 died on April 3, 2016. He was a member of the Chi Beta Phi honorific scientific society at H-SC. He had a successful career at the FBI, earned his master's degree from George Washington University in 1971, and founded his own firm after retiring from the Bureau. He was married to his late wife for 47 years and was a father of three and grandfather of six. | 2017-09-01 16:34:05


1956, Mr. John Nichols
JOHN NICHOLS '56 died on January 31, 2017. A member of the Tiger newspaper staff and Chi Phi fraternity at H-SC, John served two years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He then earned graduate degrees at the University of Virginia and Washington University. In 1969 he became a professor of math at Lindenwood College in Missouri, where he served for 25 years. John was elected St. Charles County Auditor and attended the 1976 Democratic National Convention as a delegate. He also served as treasurer of the St. Charles County Historical Society for 25 years and as treasurer of a local concert series. An active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he was a lay reader, choir member, and president of the men's club. | 2017-09-01 16:32:25


1973, Dr. Horace Philip Johnson III
Dr. HORACE PHILIP JOHNSON III '73 died on August 26, 2017, after a long bout with pulmonary fibrosis. Phil attended Hampden-Sydney on a full academic scholarship, then pursued the field of dentistry and endodontics at the Medical College of Virginia, where he was chief resident in his second year. He practiced dentistry in Richmond, Fort Worth, and Northern Virginia. Phil enjoyed playing golf with his friends at the Country Club of Virginia and was a devoted husband and father. | 2017-09-01 12:55:59


1993, Mr. Erich N. Durlacher
ERICH N. DURLACHER '93 was named president of Burr Forman in January 2017. In this role, he serves as strategy partner, collaborating with each of the legal firm's practice group leaders. He is also managing partner at the firm's Atlanta office, a position he has held for nearly a decade. | 2017-09-01 12:12:57


2007, James William Bolton III
WILLIAM '07 and JOANN BOLTON welcomed a son, James William Bolton IV, on August 18, 2016. His proud grandfather is Jimmy Bolton '76. | 2017-09-01 09:47:51


2003, Mr Douglas Colin Hogan
DOUGLAS HOGAN '03 was named vice president of business operations, global sales, and marketing for SkyTouch Technology. He lives with his wife Moira and their five children in Phoenix, Arizona. | 2017-08-31 22:56:14


2011, Shawn P. Robinson Esq.
SHAWN P. ROBINSON '11 and RACHEL SWARTZ were married on September 17, 2016, at the Brody Jewish Center at the University of Virginia. In attendance were Walker Beauchamp '11, Jim Hindman '11, Nick West '11, Charles Peebles '10, Frankie Sharpe '11, Jimi Lancaster '10, Corey West '11, and best man Justin Hebert '11. The couple resides in Philadelphia. | 2017-08-31 13:00:02


2010, Mr. Scott Jefferson
SCOTT '10 and McKINZIE JEFFERSON welcomed a daughter, Jill Taylor Jefferson, on July 15, 2017. | 2017-08-30 13:39:03


Advanced Studies

2014, Walker Cole 35213
WALKER COLE '14 graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December with a master's degree in public health. He currently serves as the recruitment manager for Pack Health, one of Birmingham's fastest growing companies. | 2018-01-30 16:20:14


2015, Mr. Christopher Bernardo Hall
CHRISTOPHER BERNARDO HALL '15 graduated from Elon University School of Law in December 2017. | 2018-01-03 15:53:27


2014, Mr. Michael Donnell Casterlow
MICHAEL DONNELL CASTERLOW '14 graduated from Elon University School of Law in December 2017. | 2018-01-03 15:52:22


2003, Mr. Davis Bell Hunt II
DAVIS HUNT '03 recently earned his MBA from Wake Forest University. He and his wife Sarah live in Charlotte, NC, where Davis is a regional vice president with the healthcare technology start-up PeraHealth. | 2017-12-05 10:29:42


2000, Mr. T. Broderick Mullins
T. BRODERICK MULLINS '00 has joined the strategic advisory group at Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC in Richmond as a portfolio manager; he provides investment management advice to individuals, families, and regional institutions. Broderick earned his MBA from the University of Richmond in May 2017. | 2017-12-01 10:20:05


2010, Mr. David Taylor
DAVID TAYLOR '10 is a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University in the department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, after earning his Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University in August 2016. David and Esther Briscoe were married in June of 2010 and welcomed their son, Zachary Liam, in April of 2015. The couple met in a Spanish immersion course in Valencia, Spain. | 2017-09-13 15:56:59


2007, Mr. Corey B. Miles
COREY B. MILES '07 completed his Master of Public Administration at Old Dominion University in August, 2017, and has moved to Richmond to enter the Ph. D. program for public policy and administration at Virginia Commonwealth University's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. | 2017-08-09 14:34:13


2002, Mr. Demas Boudreaux
DEMAS BOUDREAUX '02 recently received a Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis on choral conducting from Lynchburg College. He is the government relations manager for the Virginia Housing Development Authority in Richmond. | 2017-08-02 15:20:30


2013, Mr. Richard M. Pantele M.Ed.
RICHARD PANTELE '13 received a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Virginia on May 21, 2017. In July, he was named associate dean of students for student engagement and judicial affairs at Hampden-Sydney. In this role, he will work with student-led organizations and fraternities as well as advise the student justice system. This will be Richard's fifth year of employment in H-SC's Office of Student Affairs. | 2017-07-21 13:36:57


2013, Mr. Alexander C. Cartwright
ALEXANDER C. CARTWRIGHT '13 received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University on May 21, 2017. An assistant professor of economics at Ferris State University, Alex teaches undergraduate and MBA students and serves as the co-advisor to Young Americans for Liberty. He is also the co-recipient of a research grant to found the Police Data Project, an organization to study police behavior. Outside of academia, Alex has founded two companies: Vilicus Capital, which provides installment loans to Peruvian consumers, and, along with Forrest Wilson '14 DivvyCar, which leases vehicles to ride-sharing drivers. | 2017-06-05 11:58:55


2008, Mr. Nicholas J. Junes
NICHOLAS J. JUNES '08 graduated with a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. He is the pastoral assistant and youth director at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church. He is pictured with his father, Lanny Junes '74. | 2017-05-31 12:36:09


2009, Mr. Fitz Robertson
FITZ ROBERTSON '09 graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA and concentration in private equity on May 14, 2017. At Columbia Business School, Fitz was selected as a Private Equity Fellow, a J.P. Morgan Scholar, a Toigo Fellow, and a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellow. | 2017-05-25 20:54:20


2011, Mr. Dabbs McGregor Woodfin
DABBS McGREGOR WOODFIN '11 graduated with a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in May 2016. He is now program director for the Canterbury Episcopal Student Center at Texas A&M University. | 2017-05-23 14:11:51


2012, Mr. Harrison Whitten Long
HARRISON WHITTEN LONG '12 graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 6, 2016. | 2017-05-23 11:10:47


2010, Mr. Jonathan Gilson Kastenbaum
JONATHAN GILSON KASTENBAUM '10 graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 6, 2017. | 2017-05-23 11:09:20


2013, Mr. Kevin Loren Hubbard Jr.
KEVIN LOREN HUBBARD, JR. '13 graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law on May 6, 2017. He is the son of Kevin L. Hubbard '82. | 2017-05-23 11:07:44


2014, Mr. Tyler Ethan Cloud
TYLER ETHAN CLOUD '14 graduated from Elon University School of Law on May 20, 2017. | 2017-05-22 14:03:02


2013, Dr. Kevin Richard Gutermuth
Dr. KEVIN RICHARD GUTERMUTH '13 graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School on May 20, 2017. He will continue his career as a resident physician in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. | 2017-04-27 14:26:03


Brothers We'll Remember

1963, Mr. Lewis C. Everett
LEWIS C. EVERETT '63 died on January 28, 2017, from leukemia. Lewis' athleticism and drive as a high school student garnered the attention of two benefactors who funded his Hampden-Sydney education. He became a star football player for the Tigers, earning First-Team All-American honors and setting the College record for longest punt with a 62-yard kick against Randolph-Macon—a record that still stands. He also competed in track and field, captained the wrestling team, and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. After Hampden-Sydney, Lewis proudly served as an Army First Lieutenant in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He then began his career in securities at Merrill Lynch, eventually joining Wheat First Securities in Richmond. He retired as vice chairman of Wheat First in 1999, enjoying golf, tennis, and sport fishing when he wasn’t traveling the world with his wife Leanna. Lewis’ generosity to Hampden-Sydney College is evident in the football stadium that bears his name, the Lewis C. Everett Stadium constructed in 2007. It was on the Hampden-Sydney football field that Lewis learned lifelong lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and overcoming adversity, and he was proud to give back to his alma mater. | 2018-01-31 14:17:26


1962, Mr. Charles Anderson Ferguson II
CHARLES ANDERSON "CHARLEY" FERGUSON II '62 died on June 17, 2017, due to complications from a fall. A four-year member of the Hampden-Sydney golf team, Charley played on the Tiger squads that won the 1959 Mason-Dixon Golf Championship and took the 1960 Little Eight conference crown. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and is survived by his wife of 53 years, their four children, and 12 grandchildren. His brothers William M. Ferguson, Jr. '59 and David Lane Ferguson '65 also attended Hampden-Sydney, as did several of his nephews. | 2018-01-26 16:37:30


1943, Dr. Gilbert S. Campbell
Dr. GILBERT S. CAMPBELL JR. '43 died on January 9, 2018, at the age of 94. Gil enrolled at Hampden-Sydney when he was just 15 years old, then attended the University of Virginia, where he earned his medical degree in 1946. He completed further advanced degrees at the University of Minnesota, served as head of the experimental lab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and earned two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart in Korea. Gil was on the forefront of open-heart surgery, performing his first in 1955. In 1965, he became chair of the department of surgery at the University of Arkansas medical school, where he earned many accolades until his retirement in 2000. | 2018-01-16 09:29:46


1951, Mr. Walter Vance Hall
WALTER VANCE HALL '51 died on January 6, 2018. Vance was a member of Kappa Sigma who served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Hampden-Sydney, then earned a degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. His career as a foreign service officer included posts in South Korea, Italy, and Fiji, as well as the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. He retired in 1982, but continued to work in the State Department on freedom of information cases until 2000. Vance was a member of the board of directors of the Historic Alexandria Foundation and the American Library Company. He also served two terms on the Alexandria Archeology Commission and was a member of the Metropolitan Club. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and cooking, and he tutored children in the Alexandria public schools for almost 20 years. Vance was a lifelong member of North Farnham Parish Church and an active parishioner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria. He is survived by his wife of 54 years and two sons. | 2018-01-12 13:06:58


1985, Maj. Turner Bartlett Thackston IV
Maj. TURNER BARTLETT "TEE" THACKSTON IV '85 died on December 31, 2017, after a six-year battle with a rare neurological disease. After his sophomore year at Hampden-Sydney, Tee was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant and joined the Virginia National Guard. Upon graduation, he became an Apache helicopter pilot, winning the Top Gun award for his unit. Tee retired after 21 years of active duty, then became an instructor at the Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman with a passion for bird hunting and dog training; other hobbies included scuba diving and riding his Harley Davidson. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. His greatest achievement, though, was raising his three sons into exceptional young men. He is remembered as a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and friend. | 2018-01-05 11:56:50


1952, Dr. Charles Hanson Peterson Jr.
Dr. CHARLES HANSON PETERSON, JR. '52 died on January 3, 2018. He earned his MD from the University of Virginia in 1956, then completed an internship in England, residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, and fellowship in gastroenterology at UVA. He served as a physician in the U.S. Coast Guard before entering private practice in Roanoke. In 2014, he retired after more than 60 years of medical practice, but he continued grand rounds at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital until July of 2017. Dr. Peterson was a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Medical Society of Virginia, and Roanoke Academy of Medicine. He served twice as chief of staff at Community Hospital and was an instructor at the University of Virginia Medical School for 18 years. An active member of the Rotary Club and First Baptist Church, he also volunteered his time with the Bradley Free Clinic, Meals on Wheels, and Blue Ridge Literacy. He loved to travel, participating in several medical mission trips to Kenya and Peru, as well as regularly hosting physicians from Africa on their trips to the U.S. for professional development. He was a constant optimist and an expert whistler, whose happy greetings and whistled renditions of Seventy-Six Trombones will be missed. | 2018-01-04 12:44:40


2002, Mr. Hamilton Nobles
HAMILTON NOBLES '02 died on December 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. In high school, Hamilton earned his pilot's license and was an Eagle Scout; at Hampden-Sydney, he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. An animal and outdoor enthusiast, Hamilton was a river guide in the Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina prior to his illness. | 2018-01-04 12:18:54


1950, Rev. V. Neil Wyrick Jr.
The Rev. V. NEIL WYRICK, JR. '50 died on December 17, 2017. Although he was an accomplished pianist, Neil chose a career in ministry, graduating from Union Theological Seminary in 1954. The following year, he founded Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Miami, a congregation that grew from 8 members to almost 800. In 1968, Neil devoted himself full-time to evangelistic work, traveling the world presenting his one-man dramas. He is perhaps best known for his productions of the Easter pageant in the Orange Bowl during the 1960s. He also served as director of the Miami Council of Churches and as interim pastor of several Miami-area churches. Neil was a prolific writer, authoring ten books and publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, The American Home, and Family Circle. He is survived by his wife of 48 years and their seven children. | 2018-01-04 11:37:50


1950, Dr. John M. Quarles
Dr. JOHN M. QUARLES '50 died on January 1, 2018, at the age of 90. John's studies at Hampden-Sydney were interrupted by his brother's death in WWII; at that time, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1950. He then finished his degree at H-SC, attended the Medical College of Virginia, completed his internship at DePaul Hospital, and embarked on a 50-year career as a family practice physician. He was active with the Peninsula Academy of Medicine, the Peninsula Heart Association, the Hampton Roads Academy of General Practice, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Hampton Medical Society. He served as secretary and president of the executive committee at Riverside Regional Medical Center and provided medical care for the residents of the Patrick Henry Nursing Home. John also gave back to the community through his volunteer work with the Lions Club and the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, as well as his six years as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in York County. An active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher. John enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities, had his private pilot's license, played tennis into his 80s, and played golf up to the week before his death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, their six children, and 16 grandchildren. His sons John M. Quarles, Jr. '79, Dr. Peter R. Quarles '85, and Daniel R. Quarles '93 also attended Hampden-Sydney. | 2018-01-04 10:44:09


1954, Dr. John Milton Miller Jr.
Dr. JOHN MILTON MILLER, JR. '54 died on December 21, 2017. After graduating cum laude from Hampden-Sydney, Milton earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1958. He completed residencies in internal medicine and hematology oncology, served two years as a doctor in the U.S. Navy, and then was a compassionate and dedicated physician at Lewis Gale Clinic in Salem, VA, for 44 years. He enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, and traveling; an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and served as camp physician at Pheobe Needles summer camp. Milton was a devoted husband to his wife of 57 years and a loving father to their four daughters. | 2018-01-04 10:03:02


1993, Mr. Christopher Scott Rosati
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT ROSATI '93 died on October 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with ALS. Chris was a soccer player at H-SC who went on to a successful career in health care, marketing, and entrepreneurship. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, however, he sifted his focus to making the world a better place through creative acts of kindness, like hijacking a Krispy Kreme truck and giving away the donuts at city parks and hospitals. (Krispy Kreme learned of his plan and donated the truck and the donuts.) Chris founded Inspire MEdia Network, a nonprofit that funds and films people spreading kindness, then shares their stories to inspire others to do the same. The organization also gives $50 "butterfly grants" to school-aged children around the world who want to do good. Chris' story reached national audiences when CBS News learned of his efforts and produced a series documenting his battle with ALS and his philanthropic efforts. | 2017-12-19 12:59:37


1951, Mr. John Armstrong Locke
JOHN ARMSTRONG "JACK" LOCKE '51 died on December 8, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then played basketball at Hampden-Sydney. John worked as an electrician at NACA (NASA) until his retirement in 1981. He loved sports, coaching youth basketball for over 50 years and playing tennis until the age of 91. | 2017-12-18 16:33:12


1962, Mr. Charles Edward Hubbard
CHARLES EDWARD HUBBARD '62 died on November 24, 2017. Charlie was a member of the George Washington High School (Danville) baseball team that won consecutive state championships in 1953 and 1954. He then served two years in the U.S. Navy before attending Hampden-Sydney and earning his law degree at Washington and Lee. After 50 years practicing law in North Carolina, Charlie was honored by both the North Carolina Bar Association and the Caswell County District Bar, which named its collegiality award in his honor. Always a strong supporter of the law enforcement community, in recent years he was active promoting camaraderie between the North Carolina and Virginia state law enforcement agencies. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored Charlie's dedication by awarding him "Honorary State Trooper" status. He was an avid reader, a lover of history, and a benefactor to local community athletic programs; he loved tracing his family history and was inducted into the French Huguenot Society of South Carolina. | 2017-12-18 15:15:01


1961, Mr. Dean Adcock Bailey
DEAN ADCOCK BAILEY '61 died on November 24, 2017. A member of Kappa Sigma at Hampden-Sydney, he also pursued graduate studies at the College of William & Mary. His career spanned several industries, including service in the U.S. Marine Corps, seven years as a high school history teacher, and almost two decades as an industrial engineer in the garment manufacturing industry. He then worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia with the departments of economic development and Virginia business assistance. As an amateur archaeologist, he discovered the site of the early 18th century pottery factory belonging to the "Poor Potter of Yorktown," now a featured location at the Yorktown Battlefield site. He was a board member for both the Virginia Historical Society and the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown and an active member of St. Thomas Canterbury Anglican Catholic Church in Roanoke and St. Alban's Anglican Catholic Parish in Richmond. | 2017-12-18 14:28:57


1951, Mr. Charles William Grissett
CHARLES WILLIAM GRISSETT '51 died on November 4, 2017. He spent the first years of his life in Cameroon, Africa, where his parents were missionaries with the Presbyterian Church USA. One month after earning his degree at Hampden-Sydney, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan as a hospital corpsman. He returned to civilian life and worked in marine carpentry, facilities management, and both elementary and high school math and science instruction. His work took him throughout the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. In retirement, he volunteered with the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) and participated in missions in Zimbabwe. Charles served as an elder at his church and was influential in creating a food bank garden. | 2017-12-18 13:43:28


1939, Mr. John H. Gilliam Jr.
JOHN H. GILLIAM, JR. '39 died on November 18, 2017, at the age of 101. John was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha at Hampden-Sydney who later attended Benjamin Franklin University and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a resident of Fredericksburg at the time of his death. | 2017-12-14 14:31:19


1973, Mr. Franklin R. Tinkle
FRANKLIN R. TINKLE '73 died on November 16, 2017. A rugby player at Hampden-Sydney, he served in the U.S. military in Vietnam, then pursued a career in information technology as a systems analyst and project manager. Frank was known as a kind, upbeat person who valued each and every day. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, his daughter, and his granddaughter. | 2017-12-14 14:19:31


1958, Mr. Earle Provost Dunham Jr.
EARLE PROVOST DUNHAM, JR. '58 died on October 28, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, he studied business administration and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He then worked as a controller and project manager for Handling Services, Inc, in Greenville, SC. Earle was a leader with the Boy Scouts of America and an active member of Joy Lutheran Church, singing in the choir and serving on the finance committee. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors, but was most passionate about his family, especially his children and grandchildren. | 2017-12-12 15:54:36


1955, Mr. Leo Stanley Willis
L. STANLEY WILLIS '55 died on October 25, 2017. A Lambda Chi Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, Stan served in the U.S. military after graduation, then earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 1968. He taught briefly in Texas before joining the history department at Clinch Valley College, now the University of Virginia's College at Wise. His 30-year career as a history professor there also included service as dean of students and chairman of the faculty council. He was known as an excellent advisor to students and a compelling teacher, who continued to serve the college well into his retirement. In a final gift to UVa-Wise, Stan and his wife bequeathed a 40-acre tract of land to be used an environmental laboratory. It will be known as "Stan's Woods." | 2017-12-12 13:10:36


1953, Mr. Jerome M. Adams
JEROME M. "JERRY" ADAMS '53 died on October 20, 2017. One of the top scorers in Hampden-Sydney basketball history, Jerry scored 1,207 points for the Tigers during his four years as a starter and served as the team's co-captain his senior year, all while earning academic honors. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then earned a master's degree in education from the University of Richmond. He was a high school teacher and basketball coach for five years before earning his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law and embarking on a successful legal career in his native Pittsburgh. Jerry sat on numerous boards and commissions throughout his lengthy career, serving organizations such as the local YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, and Salvation Army; he was also a long-serving bank board director, first with McKeesport National Bank, then with Three Rivers Bank and U.S. Bankcorp. He was a member of the St. Thomas a Becket parish for 45 years. In recognition of Jerry's contribution to Hampden-Sydney athletics, he was inducted into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. | 2017-12-11 14:34:42


1967, Dr. Thomas Cole Flournoy
Dr. THOMAS COLE FLOURNOY '67 died on October 19, 2017. Cole proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bon Homme Richard during the Vietnam War, then pursued a career in private business. After earning a master's degree in counseling from Louisiana Tech and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Sarasota, Cole spent 25 years working at the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport, LA, where he created and directed the center's counseling program. At the time of his death, he was the facility's mental health director. An accomplished pilot who owned a series of small prop planes over the years, Cole flew to all 50 states last year and was active in both the Civil Air Patrol and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He also enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to water ski. | 2017-12-11 13:47:04


1959, Mr. Edmund Law Waddill Jr.
EDMUND L. WADDILL, JR. '59 died on October 16, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in England for several years. He then enjoyed a career in life insurance and estate planning, living in Iowa, Maryland, and Ashville before settling in Wilson, NC. He was an avid reader, accomplished golfer, and member of First Presbyterian Church in Wilson. His son Edmund L. Waddill III '95 also attended Hampden-Sydney. | 2017-12-11 10:56:47


1977, Dr. James S. Militello
Dr. JAMES S. "JIMMY" MILITELLO '77 died unexpectedly on October 4, 2017. A psychology major at Hampden-Sydney, he then graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986 and practiced podiatry in St. Augustine, FL. He is survived by his wife and daughter. | 2017-12-11 10:43:16


1951, Mr. Charles Lear Ponton
CHARLES LEAR PONTON '51 died on September 22, 2017. A Lambda Chi at Hampden-Sydney, Lear served in the U.S. Marine Corps before settling in Newport News and founding Ponton Realty, Inc. Over the course of his career, he developed numerous residential neighborhoods, shopping centers, and commercial properties throughout Newport News and York County. Lear was a past president of both the Newport News/Hampton Board of Realtors and the York County Rotary Club; he served on numerous other boards, including the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board, the Virginia Air Pollution Board, and the Virginia Real Estate Board. In his retirement years, Lear enjoyed boating, fishing, and golfing. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 63 years and a loving father and grandfather to their two daughters and five grandchildren. | 2017-12-04 16:00:57


1950, Mr. Wade Hampton Ridgway Sr.
WADE HAMPTON RIDGWAY, SR. '50 died on September 11, 2017. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II before attending Hampden-Sydney, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, Wade went on to a 35-year career as a chemical engineer with DuPont. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Woodbury, NJ, and a volunteer at Underwood Memorial Hospital. Wade loved all sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, and enjoyed skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and traveling. | 2017-12-04 12:45:04


1943, Mr. Garland Hurst Moore Jr.
GARLAND HURST MOORE, JR. '43 died on October 26, 2016. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941. | 2017-09-06 09:01:04


1950, Mr. John McGavack Jr.
JOHN "MAC" McGAVACK, JR. '50 died on April 13, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Academy instructor, battleship gunnery officer, and submarine engineer. He earned advanced degrees in physics and education administration from the University of Mississippi and Fairfield University, respectively. After his naval service, Mac worked as an electrical engineer designing ignition systems for jets and missiles before turning his attention to education. He taught physics at both the high school and college levels, publishing two books and receiving numerous national awards for his innovative approach to teaching science. Mac was assistant superintendent of schools in New Haven, CT; served ten years as superintendent of schools in Madison, CT; and ended his career as an assistant professor at Connecticut College. He served on several state and national boards. | 2017-09-04 15:10:07


1955, Mr. John Ray Jennings
JOHN RAY JENNINGS '55 died on August 15, 2017. He earned graduate degrees from both Columbia University in New York and Hollins University. After three years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to civilian life in the Roanoke County Public Schools system. He was a respected English teacher for more than 25 years at Southview Elementary School and Northside Middle School, where he served as chair of the English department. He saw the potential in each and every student and enjoyed sharing with them his great love for literature. He spent his final years at Friendship Manor, where he made many friends and encouraged his fellow residents in their hobbies and interests. | 2017-09-04 11:50:38


1960, Mr. Joseph H. Wood
JOSEPH H. WOOD '60 died on August 18, 2017. A PIKA at Hampden-Sydney, he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces Intelligence in Panama after college. He taught Spanish at Clifton Forge High School, his high school alma mater, before joining the family business as president of Wood Chevrolet until the early 1980s, when he became an insurance agent. A lifelong member of Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, Joe was also involved with many Clifton Forge organizations, including the Kiwanis, Jaycees, Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, and City Council. He was active with the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, and his son George Martin Wood '89 also attended the College. | 2017-09-01 16:51:07


1950, Mr. Palmer G. Tunstall
PALMER G. TUNSTALL '50 died on April 3, 2016. He was a member of the Chi Beta Phi honorific scientific society at H-SC. He had a successful career at the FBI, earned his master's degree from George Washington University in 1971, and founded his own firm after retiring from the Bureau. He was married to his late wife for 47 years and was a father of three and grandfather of six. | 2017-09-01 16:34:05


1956, Mr. John Nichols
JOHN NICHOLS '56 died on January 31, 2017. A member of the Tiger newspaper staff and Chi Phi fraternity at H-SC, John served two years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He then earned graduate degrees at the University of Virginia and Washington University. In 1969 he became a professor of math at Lindenwood College in Missouri, where he served for 25 years. John was elected St. Charles County Auditor and attended the 1976 Democratic National Convention as a delegate. He also served as treasurer of the St. Charles County Historical Society for 25 years and as treasurer of a local concert series. An active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he was a lay reader, choir member, and president of the men's club. | 2017-09-01 16:32:25


1973, Dr. Horace Philip Johnson III
Dr. HORACE PHILIP JOHNSON III '73 died on August 26, 2017, after a long bout with pulmonary fibrosis. Phil attended Hampden-Sydney on a full academic scholarship, then pursued the field of dentistry and endodontics at the Medical College of Virginia, where he was chief resident in his second year. He practiced dentistry in Richmond, Fort Worth, and Northern Virginia. Phil enjoyed playing golf with his friends at the Country Club of Virginia and was a devoted husband and father. | 2017-09-01 12:55:59


2009, Mr. Graham Keating McCormick
GRAHAM KEATING McCORMICK '09 died in a tragic accident on August 11, 2017. An Eagle Scout and a graduate of Douglas Southall Freeman High School, Graham was a member of Kappa Sigma at Hampden-Sydney with his brothers Gordon Burke McCormick '10 and the late William Carter "Will" McCormick '12. While at H-SC, he served as president of both Kappa Sigma and the Interfraternity Council. Graham was a corporate finance analyst with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta and a member of The Country Club of Virginia. He is remembered as a loving son and devoted older brother who always put family first, especially during his brother Will's time in hospice care. | 2017-08-16 11:29:28


1965, Mr. Gene Bishop Dixon Jr.
GENE BISHOP DIXON, JR. '65 died on July 24, 2017. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after Hampden-Sydney, then made a distinguished career for himself at Kyanite Mining Corporation in Buckingham County. Gene led the company for almost half a century, serving as president of Kyanite and chairman of its parent company, the Disthene Group. Under his leadership, the company grew several fold, marketed its product around the globe, and won several state and national environmental awards. He was a committed member of the National Mining Congress, the American Ceramic Society, the Refractories Institute, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Bank of Charlotte County, where he served as director and chairman of the board. Gene also served Hampden-Sydney for over 20 years as a Trustee of the College and sat on the Southside Community Hospital Board of Managers for 33 years. His love of history inspired his work to preserve historic Virginia landmarks such as local slave cemeteries and Patrick Henry's home at Red Hill. He was a devoted family man, an avid pilot, and and accomplished outdoorsman who loved quail hunting, fly-fishing, canoeing, and camping. | 2017-08-10 09:41:44


1957, Dr. Frank S. Moore Jr.
Dr. FRANK S. MOORE, JR. '57 died on July 24, 2017. He earned his master's degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from the University of Georgia, then worked for Westinghouse as a nuclear physicist at the Savannah River Site until his retirement at the age of 70. He was an avid marksman and runner all his life. | 2017-08-09 14:09:26


1953, Mr. Robert Luther Saffelle Jr.
ROBERT LUTHER SAFFELLE, JR. '53 died on July 23, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, he was captain of the tennis team and a member of Theta Chi. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps before embarking on a 35-year career with Wachovia Bank and Trust in North Carolina. He was also a graduate of the Executive Program of Professional management Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Robert was a member of Front Street United Methodist Church and served on the board of directors for Alamance County Hospital, Burlington YMCA, and the Burlington-Alamance County Merchants Association; he was president of the United Way Burlington/Alamance County, the Cherokee Council of Boy Scouts of America, and the Alamance Country Club. For his volunteer efforts, he received the Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year award and the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver award. | 2017-08-09 13:59:47


1995, Lt. David Karl Craft
Lt. DAVID KARL CRAFT '95 died on July 19, 2017, from a blood clot. David first served as an officer with the Greensboro Police Department, then moved to the Henrico County Police Division in 2000. There he protected and served the community with honor and valor, working on patrol operations, as a school resource officer, and in drug enforcement over the course of his career. In 2005, David served on the Hurricane Katrina Task Force, providing humanitarian assistance in Mississippi after the catastrophic storm. He was also the owner of Craft Tile, LLC, which gave him the opportunity to use his artistic talents. David played guitar and harmonica with the praise team at North Run Baptist Church and Staples Mill Road Baptist. He is survived by his wife and daughter. | 2017-08-07 16:18:28


1942, Dr. James English Cousar III
Dr. JAMES ENGLISH COUSAR III '42 died on July 15, 2017. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, where his parents were serving as Presbyterian missionaries. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, Jim attended medical school at Johns Hopkins and served in the U.S. Navy. He trained as a surgeon at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan, then practiced thoracic surgery in Jacksonville, Florida, until his retirement at the age of 70. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville for almost 60 years, Jim served as club president and as a delegate to the international convention in Birmingham, England. He was an usher, deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher at Riverside Presbyterian Church, as well as a commissioner of the PCUSA General Assembly and clerk of the Session. | 2017-08-07 13:14:54


1952, Mr. Sheppard K. Ames Jr.
SHEPPARD KELLAM AMES, JR. '52 died on June 26, 2017. A proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Hampden-Sydney, he served several years in the Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant after graduation. He entered the furniture business in High Point, NC, and eventually founded Ames Interiors in Gloucester Point, VA, where he designed and sold his own line of "Sheppard Tables." Shepp was an avid golfer, sailor, beekeeper, and master woodworker, whose model boats, furniture pieces, birdhouses and decoys are cherished by his friends and family. He is remembered for his sense of humor, storytelling, and genuine friendly spirit. | 2017-08-04 15:56:40


1956, Mr. Ronald M. Henry Sr.
RONALD M. HENRY, SR. '56 died on July 6, 2017. A member of the football team at Hampden-Sydney, Ron started in all but one game during his four years, earned Little All-American Honors, and served as captain of the squad his senior year. Called "the most tireless athlete I've had in my ten years of coaching" by H-SC football coach Jim Hickey, Ron was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. After college, he served in the US Marine Corps before embarking on a 35-year career with Virginia Folding and Box Company/Westvaco. He was an avid runner well into his 70s, a member of the Richmond Road Runners Club, and a deacon at Bon Air Baptist Church. Ron was a devoted husband to his wife of 56 years and a loving father to their three children. | 2017-08-04 15:42:19


1957, Mr. James B. Marlow
JAMES B. "BERNIE" MARLOW '57 died on July 10, 2017. A member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Hampden-Sydney, he proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an avid golfer. | 2017-08-04 15:22:18


1970, Dr. Nathaniel M. Ewell III
Dr. NATHANIEL M. EWELL III '70 died on July 11, 2017. A Pi Kappa Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, he went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. After teaching at the University of South Carolina and Old Dominion University for a time, Dr. Ewell spent the bulk of his career in Spain and Italy as a professor of English language and literature with the University of Maryland's European Division. He and his wife retired to Virginia in 1995, where he enjoyed competitive fencing and yearly trips to Europe. He was a member of the American Clan Gregor Society, the Patrick Henry Descendant's Branch, and the Society of the Cincinnati. | 2017-08-04 15:04:30


1942, Mr. Benjamin J. Willis Jr.
BENJAMIN J. WILLIS, JR. '42 died on July 9, 2017. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, he continued his studies at the University of Virginia until he was called into service with the U.S. Navy during World War II as a salvage diver on the USS Moreno. He also served as commander of the USS Tallahatchie County during the Korean War, then remained in the Naval Reserves until his retirement as a Commander. Ben worked in the family business, assuming the leadership of Willis Furniture Company in 1965 until his retirement in 1998. A leader in the furniture industry, he was chairman of the Southern Home Furnishings Association and spent 11 years on the board of the National Home Furnishings Association. Ben was a longtime member of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Wesleyan College, president of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Children's Home in Richmond, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau and the Retail Merchants Association of Tidewater, and a board member at Crestar Bank. He was an active member of Ghent United Methodist Church and the Lambeth Bible Class. His son is Benjamin J. Willis III '83. | 2017-08-04 12:16:59


1954, Mr. Dilworth Stroud Cook Jr.
DILWORTH STROUD COOK, JR. '54 died on July 1, 2017. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, he served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Dil then attended T. C. Williams School of Law and began a successful career in claims adjusting, eventually retiring as vice president and claims manager at Southern States. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Richmond Track and Field Club. Starting at the age of 40, Dil participated in masters track events for over 40 years; he was a three-time state decathlon champion in his age group. | 2017-08-04 11:49:40


1941, Mr. Richard Beverley Whiting
RICHARD BEVERLEY WHITING '41 died on June 26, 2017. He served in the US Army during World War II, then ran the family coal, oil, and feed business for 13 years. After working as an insurance agent, he owned and operated the Berryville News Stand until his retirement in 1979. He was a long-time member and past commander of the American Legion Post #41, a 50-year member of the Lions Club of Clarke County, and a lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry for many years. He enjoyed traveling and golfing. | 2017-08-03 17:13:42


1968, Dr. Robert Dabney Carson III
Dr. ROBERT DABNEY CARSON III '68 died on June 4, 2017. A physics major at H-SC, Dabney received his master's degree from the University of Maryland and his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia. As an avid amateur radio operator, a hobby he began in high school, he enjoyed communicating with people all over the world throughout the years. Dabney was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, then Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, where he enjoyed helping with the sound system and attending Bible study classes. | 2017-08-03 16:38:25


1944, Dr. John Quackenbush Hatten
Dr. JOHN Q. HATTEN '44 died on June 15, 2017. A member of the V-12 Naval Unit at Hampden-Sydney, he earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1948 and served as a medical officer in the US Navy during the Korean War. He then practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Newport News for 41 years, serving as chief of the OB-GYN Department at Riverside Hospital and president of the Virginia OB-GYN Society. Active in numerous national medical societies, Dr. Hatten was a strong advocate for continuing education for physicians and took advantage of post-graduate courses at every opportunity. He was an avid golfer who played into his late 80s, and a member of the Rotary Club, the James River Country Club, the Hampton Roads German Club, and the Hampton Roads Assembly. He was a lifelong member of Newport News First Baptist Church and was married to his childhood sweetheart for more than 70 years. His son Bobby Hatten '69 also attended H-SC. | 2017-08-03 15:57:44


1950, Mr. Percy James Burton Jr.
PERCY JAMES "JIM" BURTON, JR. '50 died on June 11, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, Jim played baseball, served as president and first tenor soloist of the Glee Club, and was house manager of Kappa Alpha. He served in the US Army, stationed in Allied occupied Germany following World War II, then worked 35 years for Proctor and Gamble. Jim was an active member of the American Legion, the Forty and Eight veterans society, and First Church of the Nazarene in Lynchburg. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and camping, especially with his children and grandchildren. | 2017-08-03 15:12:25


1997, Mr. Edward Drummond Alexander
EDWARD DRUMMOND ALEXANDER '97 died on June 8, 2017. A devoted father, Ed enjoyed boating, fishing, and canoeing with his eight-year-old son. With much effort and determination throughout his illness, he attended nearly all of his son's sporting, scouting, and school events. He is remembered for his intelligence, sense of humor, and high moral standards. | 2017-08-03 13:04:49


1971, Mr. James Talmadge Countiss
JAMES "JIMMY" TALMADGE COUNTISS '71 died on May 17, 2017. He attended Hampden-Sydney on a basketball scholarship, then attended American University, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia School of Law. He lived much of his life in Honolulu, where he practiced law, taught at the University of Hawaii School of Law, and served on the Hawaiian Crime Commission. He returned to his native Tennessee and worked as a criminal defense attorney in the federal courts until his retirement in 2013. A lifelong adventurer, he enjoyed summiting mountains, sailing the Hawaiian seas, traveling the world, and racing motorcycles and go karts. Of his many accomplishments, he was most proud of his daughters and his adventures. | 2017-05-31 17:09:53


1934, Rev. Peter G. Cosby III
The Rev. PETER GUERRANT "P.G." COSBY III '34 died on September 17, 2016. Valedictorian of his class at Hampden-Sydney, he went on to further studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary, earning a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Theology. He served at Presbyterian churches in Alabama, North Carolina, and throughout Virginia before returning to his native Lynchburg to become executive director of the Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship. There, he expanded safe and affordable housing opportunities for low-income families, low-income elderly, and disabled individuals. In 1973, P.G. served as the Moderator for the Synod of Virginia, Presbyterian Church. He received the 1975 Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christian and Jews, as well as the Liberty Bell Award from the Lynchburg Bar Association. Among numerous other awards, he was most proud of being an Eagle Scout. | 2017-05-31 14:45:58


1950, Rev. Langston Randolph Harrison
The Rev. LANGSTON RANDOLPH HARRISON '50 died on May 18, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army on the Aleutian Islands and in Alaska before attending Hampden-Sydney, where he was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion for excellence of character. He earned masters degrees from Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1976. He devoted his life to ministry, serving as the pastor of churches in in Norfolk, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Stauton, as well as spending 12 years as a missionary in Brazil. | 2017-05-23 10:52:50


1955, Mr. Thomas Edwin Reese
THOMAS EDWIN REESE '55 died on May 17, 2017. A graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Thomas served as a 1st Lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was member of Wakefield Baptist Church, the Wakefield Ruritans, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Masons. Thomas held various leadership positions as a Mason, including Deputy Grand Master for the 56th Masonic District. | 2017-05-22 14:25:27


1991, Robert William Godek
ROBERT WILLIAM "ROB" GODEK '91 died of cancer on May 4, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, Rob became a physical therapist and settled in Virginia Beach. In 2005 he returned to his native Georgia, where he was the senior physical therapist for the Rehabilitation Hospital of Savanah. | 2017-05-18 14:48:15


1990, M. Jared Mauney
M. JARED MAUNEY '90 died on March 25, 2017. A mathematical economics major at Hampden-Sydney, he worked at the Zacharias Ganey Health Institute in Richmond. He was known for his love of singing. | 2017-05-05 16:19:51


1967, David Clarke Alley
DAVID CLARKE ALLEY '67 died on April 28, 2017. A member of Kappa Sigma and a Vietnam veteran, David became co-owner of C.O. Alley Travel Agency in Richmond. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling and reading, especially to his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the UNC Tarheels and the Manchester United Soccer Club. | 2017-05-05 10:46:02


1954, Francis Brodnax Robertson III
FRANCIS BRODNAX ROBERTSON III '54 died on April 22, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong resident of Halifax, he taught history and government at Halifax County High School and served as an elementary school principal in the Halifax County school system. | 2017-05-04 16:53:20


1977, Steven Sinclair Graham
STEVEN SINCLAIR GRAHAM '77 died on April 21, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, Steve attended the Medical College of Virginia and became a pharmacist in Roanoke. He is survived by his wife and son. | 2017-05-04 16:15:37


1954, H. Benjamin Vincent Sr.
H. BENJAMIN "BENNY" VINCENT, SR. '54 died on April 29, 2017. A member of Theda Chi, Benny played varsity basketball and tennis at Hampden-Sydney as well as numerous intramural sports. After earning his law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, he established a private law practice in Emporia. He was later elected Commonwealth's Attorney; in that role, he argued before both the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Supreme Court. He also served as general counsel and board member for many community organizations, including the Greensville County Zoning Board, Greensville County Board of Supervisors, and Citizens National Bank. Benny was an avid golfer and loyal Washington Redskins fan, and was especially proud of founding Emporia's first Little League Football Program. He is survived by his son, H. Benjamin Vincent, Jr. '81. | 2017-05-04 14:16:43


1953, E. Lee LeCompte
E. LEE LeCOMPTE '53 died on April 23, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney he was class president, a Kappa Sigma officer, an ODK member, and captain of the football team. As an intelligence officer in the Coast Guard, he commanded an 83' patrol cutter and served as captain of the port in Norfolk. Lee was elected president of the first graduating class of the Darden School of Business at UVA, then had a successful career in sales. Always competitive, Lee enjoyed playing golf and tennis, as well as racing sailboats up and down the eastern seaboard. He was active with the Rotary Club, Norfolk YMCA, the Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, and First Presbyterian Church. | 2017-05-04 13:12:37


1957, George Campbell Bird
GEORGE CAMPBELL BIRD '57 died on April 19, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, he was co-editor of The Tiger; president of the student body; and a member of Kappa Alpha, ODK, and Phi Beta Kappa. He received both the Outstanding Freshman Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, then joined the family laboratory supply business as president until a company merger in the late 1960s. He used the merger as an opportunity to change careers, raising Angus cattle and Suffolk sheep at Valley Home Farm in Highland County, which has been in the Bird family since the 1800s. He was active in the Mill Gap Ruritan Club and served on the boards of First & Citizens Bank, the Highland County Economic Development Association, the Highland County Farm Bureau, and Green Hill Methodist Church. He also helped establish the WVLS radio station in Highland and Bath counties. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ray M. "Buck" Paul III '10. | 2017-05-04 11:10:37


1943, Roy Wallace Duncan
ROY WALLACE DUNCAN '43 died on April 5, 2017. A native of Prince Edward County, Roy served in the South Pacific Campaign as a U.S. Marine captain in WW II. In August of 1945, he was charged with the ground security of the Enola Gay prior to its mission over Hiroshima. He went on to a career as a staff manager at Southland Life Insurance. Roy was known for his strong work ethic, integrity, and sense of humor. | 2017-04-19 10:43:19


1943, Mr. William D. Allen Jr.
WILLIAM DUDLEY ALLEN, JR. '43 died on March 25, 2017. A lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, he served in the European Theater during World War II, then returned to an active life in the community as a farmer and lumberman. Mr. Allen was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a charter member and past president of the local Ruritan Club, which presented him the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1963; he also held leadership positions with the local fire department, bank, farm bureau, forest advisory committee, and department of social services. In 1990, he established the Edward W., William D., Mary A., and Susan R. Allen Scholarship at Hampden-Sydney in memory of his family; preference for the scholarship is given to residents of Dinwiddie or Amelia County. Two of his grandsons, Micah James Keller '12 and Samuel Edward Keller III '13, followed in his footsteps at H-SC. | 2017-04-14 16:26:09


1958, George Edward Dobyns
GEORGE EDWARD DOBYNS '58 died on March 26, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, he attended graduate school at North Carolina State University, then had a career in sales with Cardinal Freight Carriers. He was a member of Hidden Valley Country Club and Central United Methodist Church in Salem. | 2017-04-14 16:03:22


1957, Hugh Burwell Marshall
HUGH BURWELL "CHUCK" MARSHALL '57 died on March 19, 2017. A member of Sigma Chi and UPLS at Hampden-Sydney, he served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy Reserve; he then became co-owner of the insurance agency his father founded in 1924. Chuck held a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do and was an active sailor, cruising and racing the Chesapeake Bay and the open seas. | 2017-04-14 15:47:49


1951, David S. Cobbledick
Dr. DAVID S. COBBLEDICK '51 died on July 11, 2016. After earning a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, David worked as a chemist until his retirement at age 70. For 32 years, he ran a research laboratory for GenCorp in Akron, Ohio. He was a history buff, a life-long Cleveland Indians fan, and a nature and animal enthusiast. In his retirement, he took classes at Kent State University and volunteered in the university's chemistry department. | 2017-04-14 15:08:14


1974, William Genheimer Hammond
WILLIAM GENHEIMER HAMMOND '74 died on March 6, 2017. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney with a degree in religion, Bill settled in Powhatan County, where he was a carpenter and builder. He volunteered as a youth sports coach and a firefighter, and enjoyed reading, gardening, and fishing. | 2017-04-14 13:23:19


1958, Robert Quillin Barker
ROBERT QUILLIN BARKER '58 died on February 27, 2017. A pharmacist by profession, Bob was best known as a fisherman, storyteller, and environmental advocate. He founded the American Bass Association and was a founding member of the Scott County Humane Society. He was also a member of the Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. | 2017-04-14 12:27:57


1949, W. Graham Stephens
Dr. W. GRAHAM STEPHENS '49 died on February 19, 2017. He graduated magna cum laude from Hampden-Sydney, attended the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, then completed his internship at the Medical College of Virginia and his surgical residency in Knoxville. After two years in the U.S. Air Force, he joined a family practice in Troutville for ten years. In 1968 Dr. Stephens founded the emergency room group at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he remained for over 35 years. He was the first doctor in southwest Virginia to be board certified in emergency medicine, a certification he held until 2011. Throughout his life he was active with the Boy Scouts, serving as scout master and committee chair for 25 years, holding various regional board positions, and earning numerous Scouting accolades. He was an active member the Troutville Church of the Bretheren and the International Medical Assistance Corporation. | 2017-03-01 16:36:37


2010, Christopher Clinton Fox
CHRISTOPHER CLINTON FOX '10 died on February 22, 2017. A biology major at Hampden-Sydney, he studied abroad in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands while earning his Bachelor of Science. He returned to his native Texas after graduation, working at the upscale men's clothing shop Sid Mashburn in Houston. Christopher was passionate about music and art; his hobbies included sailing and basketball. He is remembered by his family and friends for his compassion, empathy, and ability to connect with others. | 2017-02-27 16:22:07


1958, Richard Douglass Lunsford
RICHARD DOUGLASS LUNSFORD '58 died on February 13, 2017. While working for West Virginia Pulp and Paper, he discovered an affinity for stone and masonry work, becoming a master of the trade in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Passionate about studying history and the arts, he also loved riding his Triumph motorcycle and hiking the Appalachian Trail. | 2017-02-24 10:35:32


1951, Edwin Powell Nevin
EDWIN POWELL NEVIN '51 died on January 24, 2017. Valedictorian of his class at the Miller School, Powell enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan on the heels of WWII. After his military service, he graduated from Hampden-Sydney and moved to Arizona. His career as an educator spanned almost 40 years and included service as president of the Teachers Association. Powell was an accomplished pianist who also enjoyed photography and traveling the world. | 2017-02-24 10:16:28


1957, Thomas T. Biggs
The Rev. THOMAS T. BIGGS '57 died on February 15, 2017. He received his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and his Master of Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education; in 1961 he was ordained a minister by the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Tom served pastorates in South Carolina, Wisconsin, and throughout Virginia, as well as the Villa International Atlanta, an ecumenical community for international doctors and researchers working on public health issues at the Centers for Disease Control. Tom was committed to service and social justice, ensuring that all are treated with fairness and dignity. He was an avid reader who loved politics, history, music, and his family and friends. | 2017-02-24 09:37:25


Look at the Baby!

2011, Michael James Dowd
MIKE '11 and TIFFANY DOWD welcomed a son, Carson Michael, on October 4, 2017. The family resides in Richmond. | 2018-01-07 14:10:47


2001, Cory Evans
CORY '01 and CHELSEA EVANS welcomed a daughter, Courtlyn Marie, on July 6, 2017. She joined her big brother Caden. | 2017-12-29 11:58:27


1998, Daniel John Burke
DANIEL '98 and FRANCESCA BURKE welcomed a son, Liam Lorenzo Burke, on April 10, 2017. The family resides in Alexandria. | 2017-12-20 17:45:47


2002, Lt. Cmdr. Jason T Ritchie
Lt. Cmdr. JASON T. '02 and CHRISTINA RITCHIE welcomed their first child, a son, Luke Friedrich Ritchie, on September 25, 2017. Luke was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Jason serves in the U.S. Navy. | 2017-12-16 23:06:17


2008, Mr. Davis Yake
DAVIS '08 and CHRISSY YAKE welcomed twin daughters, Charlotte Louise and Madeline Gray, on July 1, 2017. Big sister Charlie arrived first, and younger sister Maddie joined her seven minutes later. | 2017-12-04 16:33:04


2004, Mr. Edward Judson McAdams Jr
JUDSON '04 and GINGER McADAMS welcomed their third child, a son, George Wicker McAdams, on September 20, 2016. Wicker joins his brother Tripp and sister Eliza at home in Charlotte, NC. | 2017-11-21 21:17:37


2006, Keith Batten LeGrande
KEITH '06 and ANNA LeGRANDE welcomed a daughter, Campbell Jane LeGrande, on January 21, 2017. Campbell joins her big brother, William. | 2017-09-29 20:36:42


2007, James William Bolton III
WILLIAM '07 and JOANN BOLTON welcomed a son, James William Bolton IV, on August 18, 2016. His proud grandfather is Jimmy Bolton '76. | 2017-09-01 09:47:51


2010, Mr. Scott Jefferson
SCOTT '10 and McKINZIE JEFFERSON welcomed a daughter, Jill Taylor Jefferson, on July 15, 2017. | 2017-08-30 13:39:03


2003, Charles E. Gregory III
CHARLES "TREY" '03 and JAMIE GREGORY welcomed a son, Langston Palmer Gregory, on May 19, 2016. He joins big brothers Brandt, 4, and Shelton, 2. | 2017-08-22 16:26:31


2005, Mr. Wythe Hogge
WYTHE '05 and CASEY HOGGE welcomed a son, Patrick Michael, on July 20, 2017. | 2017-08-16 16:51:31


2005, William W Horner
WILLIAM W. HORNER '05 has joined Palladium Registered Investment Advisors as the firm's chief financial officer. He and his wife Jess recently welcomed the birth of their second daughter Katie, who joins big sister Millie. The family resides in Norfolk. | 2017-06-29 16:03:03


2007, Mr. Charles Clifford Edahl Jr
To CLIFF '07 and MEGAN EDAHL, a daughter, Margaret Virginia, on June 1, 2017. The family resides in Alexandria. | 2017-06-23 07:39:39


2002, Mr John Cowles Dozier Jr
To JOHN '02 and HOLLY DOZIER, a daughter, Julia Grace, on November 8, 2016. | 2017-06-22 17:40:20


1995, Mr. Matthew Michael
To MATTHEW '95 and JEAN MICHAEL, a son, Vincent Henry Michael, on March 17, 2017. | 2017-06-01 12:25:50


2011, Mr. Telphor Lee Austin Jr.
To TELPHOR LEE "T.J." '11 and KATE AUSTIN, a son, Jackson Lee Austin, on May 4, 2017. | 2017-05-31 16:47:28


2001, Mr. Rafael Guroian
To RAFI '01 and KATIE GUROIAN, a daughter, Vivian Guroian, on December 26, 2016. Vivian joins her big sister, Louise. Rafi is a field-based senior systems engineer for Apple, Inc, serving as the engineering point of contact for all primary and secondary schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. He writes, "I'm living the dream that was fueled in the Johns Auditorium Computing Repair Shop in 1997." The family recently moved from Annapolis to Richmond, where Rafi is on the board of the Virginia Association of Railway Patrons. | 2017-05-31 15:42:12


2003, Mr. Charles D. Perry III
To CHASE '03 and CATHERINE PERRY, a daughter, Margaret Lancaster Perry, on May 23, 2017. Jim '68 and Carolyn Beckner are the proud grandparents. | 2017-05-24 12:30:34


2008, Mr. Jonathan Hunolt
To JONATHAN '08 and CAROLINE HUNOLT, a son, Nicolas Kirby Hunolt, on September 7. 2016. He joins older siblings Lucas, Ines, and Daniel. | 2017-05-22 13:57:39


1996, Bart Shaeffer
To BART '96 and BETH ANN SHAEFFER, a son, Theodore "Teddy" Edward Shaeffer, on October 12, 2016. He joins proud older brothers Charlie, George, Bart, and Walter. | 2017-05-18 13:29:39


Look Who Tied the Knot!

2013, Mr. Michael Goad
MICHAEL GOAD '13 and KATELYN PENDERGRASS were married on July 29, 2017, at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC. In attendance were John Michael Sparagna '13, Tyler White '13, Kenny Fryman '13, Michael Larkins '13, Steven Fogleman '13, Russell Leboff '13, Nash Nance '15, Mel Savarese '16, Kyle Farlow '16, Kordell Strauss '16, and Dalton Lee '16. Mike and Kate both work at Fork Union Military Academy. Kate works in the development office, and Mike is an English and history instructor, as well as head coach for the middle school football team and debate team. The couple resides in Fork Union. | 2018-02-09 14:55:48


2012, Mr. Adam O'Donnell
ADAM O'DONNELL '12 and SARAH JADELIS were married on October 28, 2017, at the Pavillion at Carriage Farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. In attendance were John Roberts '12 and William Boone '12. The couple resides in San Francisco, where the bride works for a venture capital firm and the groom is president and co-founder of Successly, a SaaS start-up. | 2018-01-26 15:35:17


2000, Mr. Morgan Trible
C. MORGAN TRIBLE '00 and MEGAN J. QUICK were married on September 23, 2017, at Smith Ferry Farm on the Pamunkey River in King William County. In attendance were Jay Golden '02, Kenny Strickler '05, George Trible '91, James Kelly, Waring Trible '84, Jim McVey '89, Parker Moring '00, Dave Hamnett '00, Justin Norbo '06, and Ryan Jones '00. Morgan is employed by Commonwealth Commercial Partners and Meghan by Virginia Farm Credit. The couple resides in both Richmond and King William County. | 2017-12-14 13:36:06


2011, Mr. Edgar Hatcher Crenshaw IV
EDGAR HATCHER CRENSHAW IV '11 and ELIZABETH ASHLEY SHIFLET were married on August 12, 2017, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond. The groom is the son of E. Hatcher Crenshaw III '79. Alumni in the wedding party were Thomas Crenshaw '15, Craig Philip '11, John Mohrmann '11, John Simmons '10, James McClees '11, Tyler Hamblen '11, and Gray Nexsen '10. Also in attendance were the uncle of the groom, Bill Crenshaw '82, and several other H-SC friends and fraternity brothers. The couple resides in Richmond. | 2017-12-05 16:26:15


2013, Mr. Brinson C White II
BRINSON C. WHITE II '13 and ELIZABETH A. TOMLIN were married on September 30, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. Members of the wedding party included Brinson White '77, Braxton Elliott '13, Wesley Morck '13, Connor Rund '13, Nathan Marshall '13, General Jenkins '12, and Tanner Knox '13. Also in attendance were Bob Johnson '77, Greg Holland '77, Mike Stabile '11, Kyle Martin '11, Byron Jones '11, Frasher Bolton '12, Charlie Parrish '12, Justin Proffitt '12, Alex Lemieux '12, Jordan White '13, Forrest Allen '13, McGowan Day '13, Graham Holman '13, Tyler Wolfe '14, and Lawson Olson '16. The groomsmen wore bowties made by Collared Greens, a company founded by Hampden-Syndey alumni. The bride, a graduate of Radford University, is a nurse practitioner at Lynchburg General Hospital and the groom is an attorney. The couple resides in Lynchburg. | 2017-10-31 12:21:17


2009, Kristoffer Alan Norbo
Dr. KRISTOFFER ALAN "KRIS" NORBO '09 and Dr. ASHLEY ANN WHITE were married on May 13th, 2017, in New Orleans. In attendance were Dr. Justin Norbo '06, Nathan Norbo '11, Matt Shankle '11, John Roberts '12, McLean Bean '09, Ben Harris '09, Mike Patterson '09, Goodman Duke '11, Mark Castrovinci '09, Cole Faulkner '09, Brandon Clapp '09, Zach Campbell '09, Dr. Chris Collie '10, and Darden Barrett '11. | 2017-09-29 09:40:45


2016, Mr. Tanner Fox
TANNER FOX '16 and MEREDITH HAGA were married on April 22, 2017. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Sweet Briar College, and the groom is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo in Richmond. In attendance were Dr. David Haga '79, William Kitchen '12, Zach Preston '16, Marc Greaves '13, John Dekarske '14, Benjamin Quinn '13, Zach Fox '13, and Cameron White '16. | 2017-09-13 12:27:59


2013, Mr. Connor Rund
CONNOR RUND '13 and SARA VIRGINIA KNOX were married on May 27, 2017, at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, Georgia. Groomsmen included Tanner Knox '13, cousin of the bride; Jon Pace '82, uncle of the groom; Jack Pace '18, cousin of the groom; Brinson White II '13; and Nathan Marshall '13. Also in attendance were Brinson White '77, Jon Mastropaolo '81, Frasher Bolton '12, Graham Holman '13, Tyler Johnson '13, Wes Morck '13, Alex Georgiou '15, Jay Easley '15, Ben Gillis '15, Matt Goodrich '16, Mike Murray '16, Jake Rockenbach '16, and Brett Shaw '16. The bride is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. The groom serves as associate dean of admissions at Hampden-Sydney. | 2017-09-07 10:30:38


2015, Mr. Brian Dean Collins
BRIAN DEAN COLLINS '15 and SAVANNAH CHERYL HAGER were married on June 4, 2017, at Irvine Estate in Lexington. The bride is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Groomsmen included Garrett Birnbaum '15, Christian Hamlett '15, and Kyle Lung '14. In attendance were Alan Rice '15, Alex Smith '15, Christopher Hall '15, Billy Nixon '15, Sydney Henriques '15, Zach Whitaker '15, Mike Murray '16, Jeffrey Gray '15, Josh Blair '16, Ryan O'Hara '16, and Jonathan Wade '15. The couple resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photography: Jillian Michelle Photography | 2017-09-05 16:24:51


2011, Shawn P. Robinson Esq.
SHAWN P. ROBINSON '11 and RACHEL SWARTZ were married on September 17, 2016, at the Brody Jewish Center at the University of Virginia. In attendance were Walker Beauchamp '11, Jim Hindman '11, Nick West '11, Charles Peebles '10, Frankie Sharpe '11, Jimi Lancaster '10, Corey West '11, and best man Justin Hebert '11. The couple resides in Philadelphia. | 2017-08-31 13:00:02


2012, Mr. Lawson Olson
LAWSON OLSON '12 and SAMANTHA UECKER were married on November 12, 2016, at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club in Richmond. In attendance were Rich Foley '84, Josh Shelton '13, Cole Faulkner '09, Frasher Bolton '12, Alex Lemieux '12, Kevin Besserer '12, General Jenkins '12, Charlie Parrish '12, Brinson White '13, Wesley Morck '13, Connor Winstead '12, and Jack Olson '19. The couple resides in Houston, Texas. | 2017-08-04 10:43:24


2008, Mr. Thomas Egeland
THOMAS A. EGELAND, JR. '08 and TIFFANY A. BATTERTON were married on December 3, 2016, at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Tom is a land use planner for Burns & McDonnell, while Tiffany is a pediatric nurse at the Medical College of Virginia. The couple resides in Richmond with their faithful dog, Teddi. | 2017-08-02 15:38:14


2009, Mr. Patrick Mayo Gates
PATRICK GATES '09 and KAREN-ANNE McEWEN were married on December 17, 2016, at Saint Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond. The groom is the son of David Gates '78, and the bride is the daughter of Phil McEwen '76. Alumni in the wedding party included Heath Gates '05, Matthew Gates '12, Philip Agee '07, Wingate Grant '08, Stuart Kegan '08, Langdon Moss '08, and Chad Zalesiak '08. In attendance were The Honorable Ernest Gates '45, grandfather of the groom; Rusty Gates '76, Phil DiStanislao '77, Bill Moore '78, and Tom Gates '88, all uncles of the groom; and Jimbo McEwen '78, uncle of the bride. Additionally, several H-SC alumni cousins and close friends were present. The couple resides in Richmond. | 2017-04-30 21:59:49


2003, Mr. Joseph H Deacon III
JOSEPH H. DEACON III '03 and BRETT MICHELLE HAMILTON were married on May 20, 2016, at Solis Lough Eske Castle near Donegal, Ireland. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Elon University. The couple resides in Charleston, WV, where they both work in the financial services and real estate development business. | 2017-04-23 17:54:19


2015, Michael John Salita
MICHAEL JOHN SALITA '15 and ELIZABETH BLAIR DABBS were married on March 11, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. Groomsmen included Sydney Henriques '15, Thomas Crenshaw '15, and Max Zbinden '15. In attendance were Thomas Isom '14 and Kyle Huysman '16. The couple resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. | 2017-03-23 23:44:21


2010, Mr. Joseph Morrison Grew
JOSEPH MORRISON GREW '10 and MARY CATHERINE BENSON were married on May 28, 2016, at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina. The bride is a graduate of Wofford College who works for Bagwell & Bagwell Insurance in Raleigh. In attendance were James Barmore '04, Matthew Zaytoun '06, Austin Bright '09, Charles Lacy '10, and Rhorie Kerr '10. Groomsmen were Judson Root '03, Bradford Johnson '10, and Howard Bullock '10, and the best man was Joe Stiles '10. | 2017-03-23 14:56:04


2009, Gordon Waller Neal
GORDON WALLER NEAL '09 and KATHERINE ELISABETH HARRIS were married on October 1, 2016, at Snowden House in Fredericksburg. The bride is a fundraising consultant in Richmond, and the groom is Hampden-Sydney's director of communications and marketing. The groom's brother, Taylor Neal '08, served as best man; groomsmen included Clay McCoy '08, Brad Cook '09, Will Hollerith '09, Newman Ainsley '10, Dylan Colligan '10, and Willis Davis '10. Also in attendance were Jeppy Moss '73, Josh Parsley '08, Brendan Hanley '09, Teddy Schwab '09, Tucker Knott '09, Winston Graves '10, Thomas Hovis '10, Craig Philp '11, Reilly Loflin '12, Robb Moss '12, and J.B. Mitchell '12. | 2017-03-01 11:21:36


Notes from Classes of the 2010's

2013, Mr. Michael Goad
MICHAEL GOAD '13 and KATELYN PENDERGRASS were married on July 29, 2017, at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC. In attendance were John Michael Sparagna '13, Tyler White '13, Kenny Fryman '13, Michael Larkins '13, Steven Fogleman '13, Russell Leboff '13, Nash Nance '15, Mel Savarese '16, Kyle Farlow '16, Kordell Strauss '16, and Dalton Lee '16. Mike and Kate both work at Fork Union Military Academy. Kate works in the development office, and Mike is an English and history instructor, as well as head coach for the middle school football team and debate team. The couple resides in Fork Union. | 2018-02-09 14:55:48


2011, Mr. Kyle Martin
KYLE MARTIN '11 has been named the mortgage loan officer at Chesapeake Bank's Richmond branch. The move was reported in Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 29, 2018. | 2018-01-31 14:33:35


2014, Walker Cole 35213
WALKER COLE '14 graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December with a master's degree in public health. He currently serves as the recruitment manager for Pack Health, one of Birmingham's fastest growing companies. | 2018-01-30 16:20:14


2012, Mr. Adam O'Donnell
ADAM O'DONNELL '12 and SARAH JADELIS were married on October 28, 2017, at the Pavillion at Carriage Farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. In attendance were John Roberts '12 and William Boone '12. The couple resides in San Francisco, where the bride works for a venture capital firm and the groom is president and co-founder of Successly, a SaaS start-up. | 2018-01-26 15:35:17


2012, Mr. Brad Williams
BRAD WILLIAMS '12 has been named RiverFront Investment Group's regional director for the mid-Atlantic region. Brad joined RiverFront in April 2016 as a regional sales consultant. The promotion was reported in the January 16, 2018, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2018-01-19 12:22:45


2012, Mr. Vincent Connor Winstead Jr.
CONNOR WINSTEAD, JR. '12 has been selected for the Virginia Management Fellows program, a two-year program aimed at developing the state's next generation of leaders. He is one of 11 members of the program's inaugural cohort, which will rotate through various state agencies, as well as research and study public administration theories and practices in conjunction with Virginia Tech. Connor holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. | 2018-01-19 11:59:33


2011, Michael James Dowd
MIKE '11 and TIFFANY DOWD welcomed a son, Carson Michael, on October 4, 2017. The family resides in Richmond. | 2018-01-07 14:10:47


2011, Mr. Carter Hutchinson
CARTER HUTCHINSON '11 has been appointed deputy policy director by Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam. Prior to his appointment, Carter worked on Northam's gubernatorial campaign and transition team. | 2018-01-04 15:20:51


2015, Mr. Christopher Bernardo Hall
CHRISTOPHER BERNARDO HALL '15 graduated from Elon University School of Law in December 2017. | 2018-01-03 15:53:27


2014, Mr. Michael Donnell Casterlow
MICHAEL DONNELL CASTERLOW '14 graduated from Elon University School of Law in December 2017. | 2018-01-03 15:52:22


2010, Mr. Philip Holden Bryant
PHILIP HOLDEN BRYANT '10 has joined Kinsdale Insurance Co. as an associate underwriter in the general casualty division. The move was featured in the October 24, 2017, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2017-12-11 14:58:05


2011, Mr. Edgar Hatcher Crenshaw IV
EDGAR HATCHER CRENSHAW IV '11 and ELIZABETH ASHLEY SHIFLET were married on August 12, 2017, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond. The groom is the son of E. Hatcher Crenshaw III '79. Alumni in the wedding party were Thomas Crenshaw '15, Craig Philip '11, John Mohrmann '11, John Simmons '10, James McClees '11, Tyler Hamblen '11, and Gray Nexsen '10. Also in attendance were the uncle of the groom, Bill Crenshaw '82, and several other H-SC friends and fraternity brothers. The couple resides in Richmond. | 2017-12-05 16:26:15


2012, Mr. General Jenkins
GENERAL JENKINS '12 was appointed to the Prince Edward County School Board when the board unanimously chose him to replace an outgoing member. His appointment was covered in the Farmville Herald. | 2017-12-04 14:25:25


2010, Mr. Robert Beasley III
ROBERT R. "BOBBY" BEASLEY III '10 was selected as a 2017 Top 40 under 40 honoree by Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal. Bobby works at Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. | 2017-11-17 15:18:37


2013, Mr. Brinson C White II
BRINSON C. WHITE II '13 and ELIZABETH A. TOMLIN were married on September 30, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. Members of the wedding party included Brinson White '77, Braxton Elliott '13, Wesley Morck '13, Connor Rund '13, Nathan Marshall '13, General Jenkins '12, and Tanner Knox '13. Also in attendance were Bob Johnson '77, Greg Holland '77, Mike Stabile '11, Kyle Martin '11, Byron Jones '11, Frasher Bolton '12, Charlie Parrish '12, Justin Proffitt '12, Alex Lemieux '12, Jordan White '13, Forrest Allen '13, McGowan Day '13, Graham Holman '13, Tyler Wolfe '14, and Lawson Olson '16. The groomsmen wore bowties made by Collared Greens, a company founded by Hampden-Syndey alumni. The bride, a graduate of Radford University, is a nurse practitioner at Lynchburg General Hospital and the groom is an attorney. The couple resides in Lynchburg. | 2017-10-31 12:21:17


2010, Mr. David Taylor
DAVID TAYLOR '10 is a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University in the department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, after earning his Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University in August 2016. David and Esther Briscoe were married in June of 2010 and welcomed their son, Zachary Liam, in April of 2015. The couple met in a Spanish immersion course in Valencia, Spain. | 2017-09-13 15:56:59


2016, Mr. Tanner Fox
TANNER FOX '16 and MEREDITH HAGA were married on April 22, 2017. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Sweet Briar College, and the groom is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo in Richmond. In attendance were Dr. David Haga '79, William Kitchen '12, Zach Preston '16, Marc Greaves '13, John Dekarske '14, Benjamin Quinn '13, Zach Fox '13, and Cameron White '16. | 2017-09-13 12:27:59


2013, Mr. Connor Rund
CONNOR RUND '13 and SARA VIRGINIA KNOX were married on May 27, 2017, at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, Georgia. Groomsmen included Tanner Knox '13, cousin of the bride; Jon Pace '82, uncle of the groom; Jack Pace '18, cousin of the groom; Brinson White II '13; and Nathan Marshall '13. Also in attendance were Brinson White '77, Jon Mastropaolo '81, Frasher Bolton '12, Graham Holman '13, Tyler Johnson '13, Wes Morck '13, Alex Georgiou '15, Jay Easley '15, Ben Gillis '15, Matt Goodrich '16, Mike Murray '16, Jake Rockenbach '16, and Brett Shaw '16. The bride is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. The groom serves as associate dean of admissions at Hampden-Sydney. | 2017-09-07 10:30:38


2010, Mr. Hunter Hopcroft
HUNTER HOPCROFT '10 was featured on Richmondmag.com for his work with the Richmond Grange Project, a new social enterprise created to fund local farms through community-financed microloans. The project combines his background as a financial research analyst and his work as a partner at JM Stock Provisions, a specialty grocery store and butcher. The article, entitled "Macro Possibility," ran on June 23, 2017. | 2017-09-06 09:34:36


2015, Mr. Brian Dean Collins
BRIAN DEAN COLLINS '15 and SAVANNAH CHERYL HAGER were married on June 4, 2017, at Irvine Estate in Lexington. The bride is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Groomsmen included Garrett Birnbaum '15, Christian Hamlett '15, and Kyle Lung '14. In attendance were Alan Rice '15, Alex Smith '15, Christopher Hall '15, Billy Nixon '15, Sydney Henriques '15, Zach Whitaker '15, Mike Murray '16, Jeffrey Gray '15, Josh Blair '16, Ryan O'Hara '16, and Jonathan Wade '15. The couple resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photography: Jillian Michelle Photography | 2017-09-05 16:24:51


2016, Mr. Reginald Bernard Johnson
REGINALD "REGGIE" JOHNSON '16 played in the New York-Penn League All-Star game in August. He is a pitcher with the Tri-City ValleyCats, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros located in Troy, NY. In an local news article about the event, Tri-City manager Morgan Ensberg said, "I think Reggie has been probably our most consistent and best pitcher." | 2017-09-04 12:24:51


2011, Shawn P. Robinson Esq.
SHAWN P. ROBINSON '11 and RACHEL SWARTZ were married on September 17, 2016, at the Brody Jewish Center at the University of Virginia. In attendance were Walker Beauchamp '11, Jim Hindman '11, Nick West '11, Charles Peebles '10, Frankie Sharpe '11, Jimi Lancaster '10, Corey West '11, and best man Justin Hebert '11. The couple resides in Philadelphia. | 2017-08-31 13:00:02


2010, Mr. Scott Jefferson
SCOTT '10 and McKINZIE JEFFERSON welcomed a daughter, Jill Taylor Jefferson, on July 15, 2017. | 2017-08-30 13:39:03


Notes from Classes of the 2000's

2000, M. Neal Smith
M. NEAL SMITH '00 has been named partner in the suburban Chicago office of Robbins Schwartz. He represents municipalities, school districts, community colleges, and other local governmental clients in litigation, land use and zoning matters, public finance, public pension law, election law, and campaign finance matters. | 2018-02-08 13:56:04


2004, Kristopher J Hilscher
KRIS HILSCHER '04 was named Business NC Legal Elite for family law for 2018. He practices divorce and family law in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife and 2 sons. | 2018-02-08 09:55:06


2003, Mr. Kevin L. Turner
KEVIN L. TURNER '03 has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. | 2018-02-08 09:31:51


2009, Mr. James T. Hoffman
JAMES T. HOFFMAN '09 was promoted to associate consultant at KVCF Solutions, a Richmond-based government relations and economic development consulting firm. He will concentrate on the firm's business development while continuing to serve existing clients on legislative and strategic matters. James joined KVCF in January 2017. | 2018-01-31 15:04:42


2004, Mr. Kristopher J. Hilscher
KRISTOPHER J. HILSCHER '04 has been named to Business North Carolina's 2018 Legal Elite for his work as a family law attorney at Younce, Vtipil & Baznik in Raleigh. | 2018-01-31 12:38:37


2003, Mr. Davis Bell Hunt 28226
DAVIS HUNT '03 recently joined The Remi Group as marketing director. Based in Charlotte, NC, Remi is a leading provider of equipment maintenance management programs for the healthcare, higher education, government, and commercial market segments nationwide. | 2018-01-30 15:08:05


2002, Mr. Walter J. Lee IV
WALTER "JAY" LEE IV '02 has been promoted to assistant director of finance at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a historic 330-room hotel and 63,000-square-foot conference center in Roanoke. | 2018-01-29 22:23:31


2008, Mr. Andrew Martin Comstock
ANDREW M. "DREW" COMSTOCK '08 was installed as the 62nd President of the Home Builders Association of Southside Virginia on December 4, 2017. The association supports and serves the home building industry in six cities and 16 counties across Southside Virginia. | 2018-01-12 17:26:21


2005, Mr. Andrew M. Riley
ANDREW M. "DREW" RILEY '05 has joined Propark America as the new president of Winpark Management, LLC, headquartered in Houston. | 2018-01-12 13:17:48


2004, Mr. Wesley S. Lawson
WESLEY S. LAWSON '04 recently became the general manager at Jesse Brown's Outdoors, a specialty outfitter in Charlotte, NC. Wes was an associate dean of students at H-SC for almost a decade; most recently, he was assistant director of integrative student services at Wake Forest University's Charlotte campus. | 2018-01-08 15:43:21


2007, William G. Kammerer III
Capt. BILL KAMMERER '07 deployed to the Middle East this winter with the 758th Airlift Squadron, flying the C-130H Hercules in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Following the deployment, Bill will begin new training as his Air Force squadron has been selected to convert to the C-17 Globemaster III. | 2018-01-05 23:41:03


2003, Mr. Michael John Wallace
MICHAEL JOHN WALLACE '03 left Vertex Resource Services and began working at Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold in June 2017. He is a senior GIS (Geographic Information System) analyst in the Tailings Crushed Leach and Water Group, a technical services division of the mining company. He works at the corporate office in downtown Phoenix. | 2018-01-05 01:07:53


2007, Mr. C. J. Berkeley Horne
C. J. BERKELEY HORNE '07 has been promoted to partner at LeClairRyan. He works on the firm's corporate services and energy industry teams. The promotion was featured in the January 3, 2018, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. | 2018-01-04 12:29:02


2002, Mr. Hamilton Nobles
HAMILTON NOBLES '02 died on December 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. In high school, Hamilton earned his pilot's license and was an Eagle Scout; at Hampden-Sydney, he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. An animal and outdoor enthusiast, Hamilton was a river guide in the Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina prior to his illness. | 2018-01-04 12:18:54


2007, Mr. Parick Sterling Wilkinson
PATRICK STERLING WILKINSON '07 has been appointed to the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors, replacing a retiring member until a special election is held next November. | 2018-01-03 16:42:49


2001, Cory Evans
CORY '01 and CHELSEA EVANS welcomed a daughter, Courtlyn Marie, on July 6, 2017. She joined her big brother Caden. | 2017-12-29 11:58:27


2002, Dr. Barrett W. R. Peters
Dr. BARRETT W. R. PETERS ’02 has been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry after successful completion of the final examination in the voluntary multi-year board certification process. He has also accepted an appointment as an affiliate professor with the VCU Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Peters, his wife, and two children reside in Charlottesville, where he maintains a full-time private practice. | 2017-12-27 21:39:19


2002, Lt. Cmdr. Jason T Ritchie
Lt. Cmdr. JASON T. '02 and CHRISTINA RITCHIE welcomed their first child, a son, Luke Friedrich Ritchie, on September 25, 2017. Luke was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Jason serves in the U.S. Navy. | 2017-12-16 23:06:17


2000, Mr. Morgan Trible
C. MORGAN TRIBLE '00 and MEGAN J. QUICK were married on September 23, 2017, at Smith Ferry Farm on the Pamunkey River in King William County. In attendance were Jay Golden '02, Kenny Strickler '05, George Trible '91, James Kelly, Waring Trible '84, Jim McVey '89, Parker Moring '00, Dave Hamnett '00, Justin Norbo '06, and Ryan Jones '00. Morgan is employed by Commonwealth Commercial Partners and Meghan by Virginia Farm Credit. The couple resides in both Richmond and King William County. | 2017-12-14 13:36:06


2000, Mr. Matthew S. Markham
MATTHEW S. "MATT" MARKHAM '00 has been named director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Previously, he served in leadership roles at the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the State Road and Toll Authority, and the Georgia lieutenant governor's office. | 2017-12-12 16:29:33


2002, Dr. Scott Keel
Dr. SCOTT KEEL '02 was featured in Style Weekly's 2017 "Top 40 Under 40" for his work as a pediatrician in Richmond. The October article noted Scott's efforts to integrate mental health into the pediatric setting, as well as his work promoting bike safety through the non-profit I Am RVA. | 2017-12-12 11:51:00


2006, Mr. Philip Land Jr.
J. PHILIP LAND, JR. '06 was recognized by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the "Legal Elite of 2017" in the category of corporate mergers and acquisitions law. Philip is an associate at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Greenville, SC. | 2017-12-11 12:08:55


2003, Mr. Davis Bell Hunt II
DAVIS HUNT '03 recently earned his MBA from Wake Forest University. He and his wife Sarah live in Charlotte, NC, where Davis is a regional vice president with the healthcare technology start-up PeraHealth. | 2017-12-05 10:29:42


2008, Mr. Davis Yake
DAVIS '08 and CHRISSY YAKE welcomed twin daughters, Charlotte Louise and Madeline Gray, on July 1, 2017. Big sister Charlie arrived first, and younger sister Maddie joined her seven minutes later. | 2017-12-04 16:33:04


2000, Mr. Nate DaPore
NATE DaPORE '00 has been named managing director at Acertitude, a top-tier executive search firm and talent solutions consultancy located in New York. Most recently, he was a managing director at Battery Park, advising middle-market health care and tech companies. He is the founder and former CEO of PeopleMatter, a workforce management SaaS company, and a Trustee of the College. | 2017-12-04 15:21:11


2009, Mr. Patrick Bolling
R. PATRICK BOLLING '09 was featured in Lynchburg Business Magazine's 2017 Millenials on the Move, which identified 25 young professionals who are "on the move not only in their places of work, but also in the community." An attorney at Woods Rogers Edmunds & Williams, he focuses his practice on commercial transactions and litigation. | 2017-12-04 14:38:22


2000, Mr. T. Broderick Mullins
T. BRODERICK MULLINS '00 has joined the strategic advisory group at Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC in Richmond as a portfolio manager; he provides investment management advice to individuals, families, and regional institutions. Broderick earned his MBA from the University of Richmond in May 2017. | 2017-12-01 10:20:05


2004, Mr. Edward Judson McAdams Jr
JUDSON '04 and GINGER McADAMS welcomed their third child, a son, George Wicker McAdams, on September 20, 2016. Wicker joins his brother Tripp and sister Eliza at home in Charlotte, NC. | 2017-11-21 21:17:37


2009, Ryan Carson Samuel
RYAN SAMUEL '09 was selected as a 2017 Top 40 under 40 honoree by Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal. Ryan is an assistant city attorney for the City of Chesapeake. | 2017-10-18 09:03:46


2006, Keith Batten LeGrande
KEITH '06 and ANNA LeGRANDE welcomed a daughter, Campbell Jane LeGrande, on January 21, 2017. Campbell joins her big brother, William. | 2017-09-29 20:36:42


2009, Kristoffer Alan Norbo
Dr. KRISTOFFER ALAN "KRIS" NORBO '09 and Dr. ASHLEY ANN WHITE were married on May 13th, 2017, in New Orleans. In attendance were Dr. Justin Norbo '06, Nathan Norbo '11, Matt Shankle '11, John Roberts '12, McLean Bean '09, Ben Harris '09, Mike Patterson '09, Goodman Duke '11, Mark Castrovinci '09, Cole Faulkner '09, Brandon Clapp '09, Zach Campbell '09, Dr. Chris Collie '10, and Darden Barrett '11. | 2017-09-29 09:40:45


2005, Dr. Dacre Knight
Dr. DACRE KNIGHT '05 is currently deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, covering the ICU and inpatient wards at a U.S. Air Force combat trauma hospital. | 2017-09-13 03:02:30


2002, Mr. Benjamin C. Farmer
BENJAMIN "BEN" FARMER '02 has been promoted to business banker at First Citizens Bank in Richmond, where he provides financing and deposit-related services to local businesses. Most recently, he was a financial sales manager at First Citizens. The promotion was featured in the August 28, 2017, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch "On The Move." | 2017-09-04 12:11:34


2007, James William Bolton III
WILLIAM '07 and JOANN BOLTON welcomed a son, James William Bolton IV, on August 18, 2016. His proud grandfather is Jimmy Bolton '76. | 2017-09-01 09:47:51


2003, Mr Douglas Colin Hogan
DOUGLAS HOGAN '03 was named vice president of business operations, global sales, and marketing for SkyTouch Technology. He lives with his wife Moira and their five children in Phoenix, Arizona. | 2017-08-31 22:56:14


Notes from Classes of the 1990's

1996, Mr. Marshall Manson
MARSHALL MANSON '96 has joined Brunswick, a global communications and management consultancy, as a partner. Most recently, Marshall was the UK CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, a position he held for three years. He will continue to be based in London, where he has lived since 2008. | 2018-01-19 15:37:11


1998, Daniel John Burke
DANIEL '98 and FRANCESCA BURKE welcomed a son, Liam Lorenzo Burke, on April 10, 2017. The family resides in Alexandria. | 2017-12-20 17:45:47


1994, Mr. Michael David Luter
MICHAEL DAVID "MIKE" LUTER '94 and his business, Arrowhead Environmental Services, were named to the 2017 "Roaring 20" list by Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal. The list recognizes Hampton Roads' fastest growing companies that make significant contributions to the local economy. Mike founded Arrowhead Environmental in 2006 after working in the environmental and manufacturing fields for a decade. Since then, the company has grown from one employee to 26. | 2017-12-19 16:25:47


1997, Mr. Robert Hutcheson Ramsey
ROBERT HUTCHESON "BOB" RAMSEY '97 recently took a new job at Customers Bank as director of investor relations and strategic planning. He will work out of the company's Washington, DC, office. Bob and his wife live in Arlington with their seven-year-old twins. | 2017-12-19 16:11:26


1995, Mr. Matthew E. Malone
MATTHEW E. "MATT" MALONE '95 was featured in Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal on November 2, 2017. Matt is CEO of JES Foundation Repair, which won the magazine's Roaring 20 award as one of Hampton Roads' most dynamic businesses based on revenue and employee growth. Matt is also CEO of the umbrella organization JES Companies and a managing partner at Succession Capital Portfolio Company. | 2017-12-19 16:07:35


1993, Mr. Christopher Scott Rosati
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT ROSATI '93 died on October 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with ALS. Chris was a soccer player at H-SC who went on to a successful career in health care, marketing, and entrepreneurship. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, however, he sifted his focus to making the world a better place through creative acts of kindness, like hijacking a Krispy Kreme truck and giving away the donuts at city parks and hospitals. (Krispy Kreme learned of his plan and donated the truck and the donuts.) Chris founded Inspire MEdia Network, a nonprofit that funds and films people spreading kindness, then shares their stories to inspire others to do the same. The organization also gives $50 "butterfly grants" to school-aged children around the world who want to do good. Chris' story reached national audiences when CBS News learned of his efforts and produced a series documenting his battle with ALS and his philanthropic efforts. | 2017-12-19 12:59:37


1992, Mr. Jeffery B. Parker
JEFF PARKER '92 has joined CBRE Hampton Roads as a senior vice president in the retail brokerage group. Most recently, Jeff was the leasing director for a Virginia Beach retail portfolio that included 73 shopping centers and covered approximately 5.5 million square feet. The move was reported in Virginia Business on December 11, 2017. | 2017-12-18 15:50:30


1998, Dr. Matthew D Bitner
Dr. MATTHEW D. BITNER '98 was recently named chair of the department of emergency medicine for the Greenville Health System in South Carolina. | 2017-12-17 20:54:04


1994, Mr. Kevin Michael Kunst
KEVIN MICHAEL KUNST '94 has been named head of school at Evansville Day School, an independent preK-12 school in Evansville, IN. Most recently, he was headmaster at Harrells Christian Academy in Harrells, NC. | 2017-12-14 14:39:40


1991, Mr. Miles C. Williams
MILES C. WILLIAMS '91 has been named chief marketing officer at JW Player, the world's largest network-independent video platform, where he is responsible for all facets of the company's global marketing efforts. | 2017-12-12 15:41:05


1991, Mr. George M. Trible IV
GEORGE M. TRIBLE IV '91 has been tapped to lead the Regions Bank (Birmingham, AL) contact center, which handles approximately 80 million customer contacts per year. Previously, George was Wells Fargo's central Alabama region area president. | 2017-12-05 16:39:51


1994, Mr. Alexander Blount McGee
ALEXANDER BLOUNT "ALEX" McGEE '94 has been appointed vice president for external affairs and chief of staff at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. Most recently, Alex was a principal in the public policy and regulatory affairs practice at Dentons US/McKenna, Long and Aldridge, one of the world's largest law firms. | 2017-12-05 15:59:38


1999, Mr. James F. Goodmon Jr.
JAMES F. "JIMMY" GOODMON, JR. '99 has been named president and chief operating officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company in Raleigh, NC. | 2017-12-01 10:45:04


1999, Lt. Col. Gregory R. Foxx
Lt. Col. GREGORY R. FOXX '99 took command of the 5th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) on May 25, 2017. The battalion is responsible for all psychological operations in the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). | 2017-09-14 11:02:19


1991, Mr. Robert W. Hinkle Jr.
ROBERT W. "BOBBY" HINKLE, JR. '91 has been working with at-risk youth for the past 26 years, spending the last seven years as the principal of Rivermont School-Rockbridge, which serves children with developmental, learning, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. The school's recent purchase and remodeling of a vacant school building provides outdoor athletic fields, a gymnasium, and classroom space that will allow Rivermont to serve even more special-needs students. The building's dedication was featured in the Lexington News-Gazette. | 2017-09-13 09:52:20


1990, Mr. Thomas Connell Wilson III
THOMAS CONNELL "T.C." WILSON '90 is the chief investment officer of The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical practice insurer based in Napa, CA. Prior to assuming this dedicated CIO role, he served as the company's external investment consultant for 17 years as a member of The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors based in Williamsburg. | 2017-09-08 14:17:15


1993, Mr. Erich N. Durlacher
ERICH N. DURLACHER '93 was named president of Burr Forman in January 2017. In this role, he serves as strategy partner, collaborating with each of the legal firm's practice group leaders. He is also managing partner at the firm's Atlanta office, a position he has held for nearly a decade. | 2017-09-01 12:12:57


Notes from Classes of the 1980's

1986, Mr. J. Tyler Dinsmore
J. TYLER DINSMORE '86 has been named assistant managing member at Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. He also chairs the firm's business development committee and mass litigation group. | 2018-01-31 14:27:31


1987, Brig. Gen. Dan Bunch
Brig. Gen. DAN BUNCH '87 has been selected as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Judge Advocate General (TJAG) of the United States Air Force, a position that carries the rank of Major General. As the senior judge advocate in the National Guard, Gen. Bunch will advise TJAG on matters of national importance and provide leadership for all National Guard legal offices, including 440 judge advocates and paralegals throughout the U.S. and territories. In his civilian career, Gen. Bunch is a state court judge in Oregon. | 2018-01-19 15:12:20


1988, Mr. Christopher A. Hutson
CHRISTOPHER A. HUTSON '88 has been elected to lead the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors. Chris is serving his second term on the board. | 2018-01-19 14:18:20


1985, Maj. Turner Bartlett Thackston IV
Maj. TURNER BARTLETT "TEE" THACKSTON IV '85 died on December 31, 2017, after a six-year battle with a rare neurological disease. After his sophomore year at Hampden-Sydney, Tee was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant and joined the Virginia National Guard. Upon graduation, he became an Apache helicopter pilot, winning the Top Gun award for his unit. Tee retired after 21 years of active duty, then became an instructor at the Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman with a passion for bird hunting and dog training; other hobbies included scuba diving and riding his Harley Davidson. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. His greatest achievement, though, was raising his three sons into exceptional young men. He is remembered as a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and friend. | 2018-01-05 11:56:50


1981, Mr. Billy Greer
BILLY GREER '81 and his wife Nancy are the owners of Jing Ying Institute, a Kung Fu and Tai Chi school in Severna Park, MD. The Greers and their work at Jing Ying were the subject of a feature article in the Winter 2017 edition of UpStArt Annapolis, an art and culture magazine. | 2018-01-04 16:54:52


1989, Mr. Ondray T. Harris
ONDRAY T. HARRIS '89 has been named director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor. Ondray joined the Labor Department in the spring of 2017 as a senior advisor at the Employment and Training Administration. | 2017-12-18 16:12:21


1981, Mr. Benjamin F. Knight III
BENJAMIN F. "BEN" KNIGHT III '81 has joined Viking Mergers & Acquisitions as a managing partner; he will open a new location for the firm in Charleston, SC. Ben recently sold his own business, three franchise locations of FASTSIGNS. Under Ben's leadership, they grew to be one of the highest revenue generating groups in the company's international franchise system. The move was featured on Markets Insider on December 1, 2017. | 2017-12-18 15:31:56


1988, Mr. Charles W. Payne Jr.
CHARLES W. "CHARLIE" PAYNE '88 was appointed treasurer of the board for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington, an economic development partnership between public and private entities. Charlie, a former Trustee of the College, is a partner at Hirschler Fleischer. | 2017-12-12 11:37:56


1982, Mr Charles Phillips Bowles III
CHARLES BOWLES '82 has been appointed director of strategic initiatives for Trader Interactive, which was recently acquired by Goldman-Sachs. | 2017-12-06 06:57:23


1985, Mr. Kenneth Cerf Jr.
KENNETH "SKIP" CERF, JR. '85 has been named general manager of the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel. In 2015, Skip received the Community Engagement Award from Marriott's Worldwide Business Council, and in 2017 he was selected for Marriott's Emerging Leader Program. | 2017-12-05 15:37:34


1981, Mr. Gregory J. Haley
GREGORY J. HALEY '81 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:27:00


1982, Mr. F. Barret Normann
BARRET NORMANN '82 and TUCKER BULLEIT '15 recently competed in the 2017 South Central Regional Sporting Clays Championship at Providence Hill Farm in Jackson, Mississippi. | 2017-09-11 11:08:17


1988, Mr. Frank W. Friedman
FRANK W. FRIEDMAN '88 was elected mayor of Lexington on November 8, 2016, and began his term on January 1, 2017. Frank leads CornerStone Investment Services, a division of CornerStone Bank in Lexington. | 2017-09-07 12:19:10


Notes from Classes of the 1970's

1979, Mr. Fred Thompson Jr.
FRED THOMPSON, JR. '79 has been named to the executive committee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. | 2018-01-31 12:27:53


1978, Mr. Patrick C. Devine Jr.
PATRICK C. DEVINE, JR. '78 was named the top lawyer in health care law by Coastal Virginia magazine. Patrick was featured in the magazine's February 2018 edition for his work in the Hampton Roads area, which includes establishing the area's first HMO in 1982 and working as a partner at Williams Mullen (previously Hofheimer Nusbaum). | 2018-01-19 12:16:36


1971, Dr. William F. Rayburn
Dr. WILLIAM F. RAYBURN '71, a distinguished professor and associate dean at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, is chairman of the board of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The Council sets and enforces standards in physician continuing education (or lifelong learning) for more than 2,000 health institutions and organizations in the U.S. | 2018-01-12 13:22:00


1971, Mr. Dale Wood Pittman
DALE WOOD PITTMAN '71 received the Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association for his more than 35 years of work on behalf of Virginia consumers. Dale is a consumer protection attorney in Petersburg. | 2018-01-10 16:25:57


1977, Mr. Richard M. Ponti
RICHARD "DICK" PONTI '77 was the subject of a December 17, 2017, article in the Virginian Pilot, which focused on his 40 years as a math teacher, administrator, and basketball coach in Virginia Beach. The former Tiger led Kempsville High School to five district titles in nine seasons as head coach. | 2017-12-18 16:24:35


1977, Mr. David Riddick
DAVID RIDDICK '77 and retired Tiger lacrosse coach Ray Rostan were inducted into the US Lacrosse Virginia Hall of Fame on December 2, 2017. | 2017-12-15 14:18:52


1973, Mr. Franklin R. Tinkle
FRANKLIN R. TINKLE '73 died on November 16, 2017. A rugby player at Hampden-Sydney, he served in the U.S. military in Vietnam, then pursued a career in information technology as a systems analyst and project manager. Frank was known as a kind, upbeat person who valued each and every day. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, his daughter, and his granddaughter. | 2017-12-14 14:19:31


1977, Dr. James S. Militello
Dr. JAMES S. "JIMMY" MILITELLO '77 died unexpectedly on October 4, 2017. A psychology major at Hampden-Sydney, he then graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986 and practiced podiatry in St. Augustine, FL. He is survived by his wife and daughter. | 2017-12-11 10:43:16


1979, Mr. Rick Bagby
RICHARD A. "RICK" BAGBY '79 has been named head lacrosse coach at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, an NCAA Division III school. Most recently, he served as an assistant lacrosse coach at Babson College. In November, Rick was issued a special citation by the Hampden-Sydney Athletics Hall of Fame for his success as a lacrosse goalkeeper at H-SC and his influence on the sport as a youth league, high school, and collegiate coach. | 2017-12-04 13:42:56


1979, Mr. Ken Woodley
JAMES K. "KEN" WOODLEY III '79 has written 31 daily spiritual meditations for January 2018 that will be published online and in print by Forward Day By Day, which is read daily by over half a million people in more than 50 countries around the world. His first book—about the journey to overcome the shadow of Massive Resistance in Prince Edward County—will be published in 2018 by NewSouth Books of Montgomery, AL. | 2017-12-04 13:22:59


1976, Mr. W. David Paxton
W. DAVID PAXTON '76 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:30:13


1973, Dr. Horace Philip Johnson III
Dr. HORACE PHILIP JOHNSON III '73 died on August 26, 2017, after a long bout with pulmonary fibrosis. Phil attended Hampden-Sydney on a full academic scholarship, then pursued the field of dentistry and endodontics at the Medical College of Virginia, where he was chief resident in his second year. He practiced dentistry in Richmond, Fort Worth, and Northern Virginia. Phil enjoyed playing golf with his friends at the Country Club of Virginia and was a devoted husband and father. | 2017-09-01 12:55:59


Notes from Classes of the 1960's

1963, Mr. Lewis C. Everett
LEWIS C. EVERETT '63 died on January 28, 2017, from leukemia. Lewis' athleticism and drive as a high school student garnered the attention of two benefactors who funded his Hampden-Sydney education. He became a star football player for the Tigers, earning First-Team All-American honors and setting the College record for longest punt with a 62-yard kick against Randolph-Macon—a record that still stands. He also competed in track and field, captained the wrestling team, and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. After Hampden-Sydney, Lewis proudly served as an Army First Lieutenant in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He then began his career in securities at Merrill Lynch, eventually joining Wheat First Securities in Richmond. He retired as vice chairman of Wheat First in 1999, enjoying golf, tennis, and sport fishing when he wasn’t traveling the world with his wife Leanna. Lewis’ generosity to Hampden-Sydney College is evident in the football stadium that bears his name, the Lewis C. Everett Stadium constructed in 2007. It was on the Hampden-Sydney football field that Lewis learned lifelong lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and overcoming adversity, and he was proud to give back to his alma mater. | 2018-01-31 14:17:26


1962, Mr. Charles Anderson Ferguson II
CHARLES ANDERSON "CHARLEY" FERGUSON II '62 died on June 17, 2017, due to complications from a fall. A four-year member of the Hampden-Sydney golf team, Charley played on the Tiger squads that won the 1959 Mason-Dixon Golf Championship and took the 1960 Little Eight conference crown. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and is survived by his wife of 53 years, their four children, and 12 grandchildren. His brothers William M. Ferguson, Jr. '59 and David Lane Ferguson '65 also attended Hampden-Sydney, as did several of his nephews. | 2018-01-26 16:37:30


1969, Dr. John M. Bass
Dr. JOHN M. BASS '69 was inducted as a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international dental honor organization, on November 11, 2017. Founded in 1936 and named for the "father of modern dentistry," the Pierre Fauchard Academy aims to recognize and grow leaders in the dental profession, their communities, and society worldwide. Fellows are selected for their service to the profession of dentistry, as well as their high ethical, moral, and professional standards. | 2018-01-24 09:20:44


1966, Mr. W. Waverly Townes
W. WAVERLY TOWNES '66 was honored with the 2017 Judge Richard A. Revell Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award, presented by the Louisville Bar Association. | 2018-01-08 13:40:10


1966, Mr. Travis J. Tysinger
TRAVIS J. "TY" TYSINGER '66 was honored by the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation with Director Emeritus status; he was a member of the Foundation's executive committee, as well as chairman of the development committee. He is retired from Woodberry Forest School, where he served as the senior development officer. | 2018-01-03 15:42:18


1965, John Scott Repass DDS
JOHN S. REPASS '65 made a religious pilgrimage to the Holy Land last May with a group from St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke. They spent two weeks touring the Holy Land and studying at St. George's Anglican College in Jerusalem. | 2017-12-23 07:41:46


1962, Mr. Charles Edward Hubbard
CHARLES EDWARD HUBBARD '62 died on November 24, 2017. Charlie was a member of the George Washington High School (Danville) baseball team that won consecutive state championships in 1953 and 1954. He then served two years in the U.S. Navy before attending Hampden-Sydney and earning his law degree at Washington and Lee. After 50 years practicing law in North Carolina, Charlie was honored by both the North Carolina Bar Association and the Caswell County District Bar, which named its collegiality award in his honor. Always a strong supporter of the law enforcement community, in recent years he was active promoting camaraderie between the North Carolina and Virginia state law enforcement agencies. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored Charlie's dedication by awarding him "Honorary State Trooper" status. He was an avid reader, a lover of history, and a benefactor to local community athletic programs; he loved tracing his family history and was inducted into the French Huguenot Society of South Carolina. | 2017-12-18 15:15:01


1961, Mr. Dean Adcock Bailey
DEAN ADCOCK BAILEY '61 died on November 24, 2017. A member of Kappa Sigma at Hampden-Sydney, he also pursued graduate studies at the College of William & Mary. His career spanned several industries, including service in the U.S. Marine Corps, seven years as a high school history teacher, and almost two decades as an industrial engineer in the garment manufacturing industry. He then worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia with the departments of economic development and Virginia business assistance. As an amateur archaeologist, he discovered the site of the early 18th century pottery factory belonging to the "Poor Potter of Yorktown," now a featured location at the Yorktown Battlefield site. He was a board member for both the Virginia Historical Society and the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown and an active member of St. Thomas Canterbury Anglican Catholic Church in Roanoke and St. Alban's Anglican Catholic Parish in Richmond. | 2017-12-18 14:28:57


1967, Dr. Thomas Cole Flournoy
Dr. THOMAS COLE FLOURNOY '67 died on October 19, 2017. Cole proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bon Homme Richard during the Vietnam War, then pursued a career in private business. After earning a master's degree in counseling from Louisiana Tech and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Sarasota, Cole spent 25 years working at the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport, LA, where he created and directed the center's counseling program. At the time of his death, he was the facility's mental health director. An accomplished pilot who owned a series of small prop planes over the years, Cole flew to all 50 states last year and was active in both the Civil Air Patrol and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He also enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to water ski. | 2017-12-11 13:47:04


1967, Mr. Charles L. Williams Jr.
CHARLES L. WILLIAMS, JR. '67 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work in environmental law at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:33:14


1969, Mr. G. Franklin Flippin
G. FRANKLIN FLIPPIN '69 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work at Gentry Locke in Roanoke. | 2017-09-14 14:23:31


1965, Mr. Gordon D. Schreck
GORDON D. SCHRECK '65 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for his work in admiralty and maritime law at Womble Carlyle in Charleston, South Carolina. | 2017-09-12 17:13:22


1960, Mr. Joseph H. Wood
JOSEPH H. WOOD '60 died on August 18, 2017. A PIKA at Hampden-Sydney, he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces Intelligence in Panama after college. He taught Spanish at Clifton Forge High School, his high school alma mater, before joining the family business as president of Wood Chevrolet until the early 1980s, when he became an insurance agent. A lifelong member of Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, Joe was also involved with many Clifton Forge organizations, including the Kiwanis, Jaycees, Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, and City Council. He was active with the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, and his son George Martin Wood '89 also attended the College. | 2017-09-01 16:51:07


Notes from Classes of the 1950's

1950, Dr. Claude Pritchard
Dr. CLAUDE PRITCHARD '50 was recently honored by Maryville University in St. Louis with the dedication of the Claudius Pritchard Wing of the main administrative building. Dr. Pritchard served as the university's president for 15 years, retiring in 1992 as president emeritus. He also served on H-SC's staff in the 1950s and 60s as assistant to the president, business manager, and vice president for development. | 2018-01-26 13:02:03


1951, Mr. Walter Vance Hall
WALTER VANCE HALL '51 died on January 6, 2018. Vance was a member of Kappa Sigma who served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Hampden-Sydney, then earned a degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. His career as a foreign service officer included posts in South Korea, Italy, and Fiji, as well as the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. He retired in 1982, but continued to work in the State Department on freedom of information cases until 2000. Vance was a member of the board of directors of the Historic Alexandria Foundation and the American Library Company. He also served two terms on the Alexandria Archeology Commission and was a member of the Metropolitan Club. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and cooking, and he tutored children in the Alexandria public schools for almost 20 years. Vance was a lifelong member of North Farnham Parish Church and an active parishioner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria. He is survived by his wife of 54 years and two sons. | 2018-01-12 13:06:58


1952, Dr. Charles Hanson Peterson Jr.
Dr. CHARLES HANSON PETERSON, JR. '52 died on January 3, 2018. He earned his MD from the University of Virginia in 1956, then completed an internship in England, residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, and fellowship in gastroenterology at UVA. He served as a physician in the U.S. Coast Guard before entering private practice in Roanoke. In 2014, he retired after more than 60 years of medical practice, but he continued grand rounds at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital until July of 2017. Dr. Peterson was a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Medical Society of Virginia, and Roanoke Academy of Medicine. He served twice as chief of staff at Community Hospital and was an instructor at the University of Virginia Medical School for 18 years. An active member of the Rotary Club and First Baptist Church, he also volunteered his time with the Bradley Free Clinic, Meals on Wheels, and Blue Ridge Literacy. He loved to travel, participating in several medical mission trips to Kenya and Peru, as well as regularly hosting physicians from Africa on their trips to the U.S. for professional development. He was a constant optimist and an expert whistler, whose happy greetings and whistled renditions of Seventy-Six Trombones will be missed. | 2018-01-04 12:44:40


1950, Rev. V. Neil Wyrick Jr.
The Rev. V. NEIL WYRICK, JR. '50 died on December 17, 2017. Although he was an accomplished pianist, Neil chose a career in ministry, graduating from Union Theological Seminary in 1954. The following year, he founded Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Miami, a congregation that grew from 8 members to almost 800. In 1968, Neil devoted himself full-time to evangelistic work, traveling the world presenting his one-man dramas. He is perhaps best known for his productions of the Easter pageant in the Orange Bowl during the 1960s. He also served as director of the Miami Council of Churches and as interim pastor of several Miami-area churches. Neil was a prolific writer, authoring ten books and publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, The American Home, and Family Circle. He is survived by his wife of 48 years and their seven children. | 2018-01-04 11:37:50


1950, Dr. John M. Quarles
Dr. JOHN M. QUARLES '50 died on January 1, 2018, at the age of 90. John's studies at Hampden-Sydney were interrupted by his brother's death in WWII; at that time, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1950. He then finished his degree at H-SC, attended the Medical College of Virginia, completed his internship at DePaul Hospital, and embarked on a 50-year career as a family practice physician. He was active with the Peninsula Academy of Medicine, the Peninsula Heart Association, the Hampton Roads Academy of General Practice, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Hampton Medical Society. He served as secretary and president of the executive committee at Riverside Regional Medical Center and provided medical care for the residents of the Patrick Henry Nursing Home. John also gave back to the community through his volunteer work with the Lions Club and the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, as well as his six years as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in York County. An active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher. John enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities, had his private pilot's license, played tennis into his 80s, and played golf up to the week before his death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, their six children, and 16 grandchildren. His sons John M. Quarles, Jr. '79, Dr. Peter R. Quarles '85, and Daniel R. Quarles '93 also attended Hampden-Sydney. | 2018-01-04 10:44:09


1954, Dr. John Milton Miller Jr.
Dr. JOHN MILTON MILLER, JR. '54 died on December 21, 2017. After graduating cum laude from Hampden-Sydney, Milton earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1958. He completed residencies in internal medicine and hematology oncology, served two years as a doctor in the U.S. Navy, and then was a compassionate and dedicated physician at Lewis Gale Clinic in Salem, VA, for 44 years. He enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, and traveling; an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and served as camp physician at Pheobe Needles summer camp. Milton was a devoted husband to his wife of 57 years and a loving father to their four daughters. | 2018-01-04 10:03:02


1951, Mr. John Armstrong Locke
JOHN ARMSTRONG "JACK" LOCKE '51 died on December 8, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then played basketball at Hampden-Sydney. John worked as an electrician at NACA (NASA) until his retirement in 1981. He loved sports, coaching youth basketball for over 50 years and playing tennis until the age of 91. | 2017-12-18 16:33:12


1951, Mr. Charles William Grissett
CHARLES WILLIAM GRISSETT '51 died on November 4, 2017. He spent the first years of his life in Cameroon, Africa, where his parents were missionaries with the Presbyterian Church USA. One month after earning his degree at Hampden-Sydney, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan as a hospital corpsman. He returned to civilian life and worked in marine carpentry, facilities management, and both elementary and high school math and science instruction. His work took him throughout the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. In retirement, he volunteered with the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) and participated in missions in Zimbabwe. Charles served as an elder at his church and was influential in creating a food bank garden. | 2017-12-18 13:43:28


1958, Mr. Earle Provost Dunham Jr.
EARLE PROVOST DUNHAM, JR. '58 died on October 28, 2017. At Hampden-Sydney, he studied business administration and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He then worked as a controller and project manager for Handling Services, Inc, in Greenville, SC. Earle was a leader with the Boy Scouts of America and an active member of Joy Lutheran Church, singing in the choir and serving on the finance committee. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors, but was most passionate about his family, especially his children and grandchildren. | 2017-12-12 15:54:36


1955, Mr. Leo Stanley Willis
L. STANLEY WILLIS '55 died on October 25, 2017. A Lambda Chi Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, Stan served in the U.S. military after graduation, then earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 1968. He taught briefly in Texas before joining the history department at Clinch Valley College, now the University of Virginia's College at Wise. His 30-year career as a history professor there also included service as dean of students and chairman of the faculty council. He was known as an excellent advisor to students and a compelling teacher, who continued to serve the college well into his retirement. In a final gift to UVa-Wise, Stan and his wife bequeathed a 40-acre tract of land to be used an environmental laboratory. It will be known as "Stan's Woods." | 2017-12-12 13:10:36


1952, Dr. Freeman Epes
Dr. FREEMAN EPES '52 was given the Life Changer Award by the Sarasota Friendship Center, where he has volunteered his medical services for the past 15 years. The center's volunteers provide $2 million in in-kind medical services to uninsured or underinsured older adults each year. Dr. Epes has been a family practice physician in Sarasota since 1959. | 2017-12-11 16:21:57


1953, Mr. Jerome M. Adams
JEROME M. "JERRY" ADAMS '53 died on October 20, 2017. One of the top scorers in Hampden-Sydney basketball history, Jerry scored 1,207 points for the Tigers during his four years as a starter and served as the team's co-captain his senior year, all while earning academic honors. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then earned a master's degree in education from the University of Richmond. He was a high school teacher and basketball coach for five years before earning his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law and embarking on a successful legal career in his native Pittsburgh. Jerry sat on numerous boards and commissions throughout his lengthy career, serving organizations such as the local YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, and Salvation Army; he was also a long-serving bank board director, first with McKeesport National Bank, then with Three Rivers Bank and U.S. Bankcorp. He was a member of the St. Thomas a Becket parish for 45 years. In recognition of Jerry's contribution to Hampden-Sydney athletics, he was inducted into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. | 2017-12-11 14:34:42


1959, Mr. Edmund Law Waddill Jr.
EDMUND L. WADDILL, JR. '59 died on October 16, 2017. After Hampden-Sydney, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in England for several years. He then enjoyed a career in life insurance and estate planning, living in Iowa, Maryland, and Ashville before settling in Wilson, NC. He was an avid reader, accomplished golfer, and member of First Presbyterian Church in Wilson. His son Edmund L. Waddill III '95 also attended Hampden-Sydney. | 2017-12-11 10:56:47


1951, Mr. Charles Lear Ponton
CHARLES LEAR PONTON '51 died on September 22, 2017. A Lambda Chi at Hampden-Sydney, Lear served in the U.S. Marine Corps before settling in Newport News and founding Ponton Realty, Inc. Over the course of his career, he developed numerous residential neighborhoods, shopping centers, and commercial properties throughout Newport News and York County. Lear was a past president of both the Newport News/Hampton Board of Realtors and the York County Rotary Club; he served on numerous other boards, including the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board, the Virginia Air Pollution Board, and the Virginia Real Estate Board. In his retirement years, Lear enjoyed boating, fishing, and golfing. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 63 years and a loving father and grandfather to their two daughters and five grandchildren. | 2017-12-04 16:00:57


1950, Mr. Wade Hampton Ridgway Sr.
WADE HAMPTON RIDGWAY, SR. '50 died on September 11, 2017. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II before attending Hampden-Sydney, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, Wade went on to a 35-year career as a chemical engineer with DuPont. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Woodbury, NJ, and a volunteer at Underwood Memorial Hospital. Wade loved all sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, and enjoyed skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and traveling. | 2017-12-04 12:45:04


1950, Mr. John McGavack Jr.
JOHN "MAC" McGAVACK, JR. '50 died on April 13, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Academy instructor, battleship gunnery officer, and submarine engineer. He earned advanced degrees in physics and education administration from the University of Mississippi and Fairfield University, respectively. After his naval service, Mac worked as an electrical engineer designing ignition systems for jets and missiles before turning his attention to education. He taught physics at both the high school and college levels, publishing two books and receiving numerous national awards for his innovative approach to teaching science. Mac was assistant superintendent of schools in New Haven, CT; served ten years as superintendent of schools in Madison, CT; and ended his career as an assistant professor at Connecticut College. He served on several state and national boards. | 2017-09-04 15:10:07


1955, Mr. John Ray Jennings
JOHN RAY JENNINGS '55 died on August 15, 2017. He earned graduate degrees from both Columbia University in New York and Hollins University. After three years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to civilian life in the Roanoke County Public Schools system. He was a respected English teacher for more than 25 years at Southview Elementary School and Northside Middle School, where he served as chair of the English department. He saw the potential in each and every student and enjoyed sharing with them his great love for literature. He spent his final years at Friendship Manor, where he made many friends and encouraged his fellow residents in their hobbies and interests. | 2017-09-04 11:50:38


1950, Mr. Palmer G. Tunstall
PALMER G. TUNSTALL '50 died on April 3, 2016. He was a member of the Chi Beta Phi honorific scientific society at H-SC. He had a successful career at the FBI, earned his master's degree from George Washington University in 1971, and founded his own firm after retiring from the Bureau. He was married to his late wife for 47 years and was a father of three and grandfather of six. | 2017-09-01 16:34:05


1956, Mr. John Nichols
JOHN NICHOLS '56 died on January 31, 2017. A member of the Tiger newspaper staff and Chi Phi fraternity at H-SC, John served two years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He then earned graduate degrees at the University of Virginia and Washington University. In 1969 he became a professor of math at Lindenwood College in Missouri, where he served for 25 years. John was elected St. Charles County Auditor and attended the 1976 Democratic National Convention as a delegate. He also served as treasurer of the St. Charles County Historical Society for 25 years and as treasurer of a local concert series. An active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he was a lay reader, choir member, and president of the men's club. | 2017-09-01 16:32:25


Notes from Classes of the 1940's

1943, Dr. Gilbert S. Campbell
Dr. GILBERT S. CAMPBELL JR. '43 died on January 9, 2018, at the age of 94. Gil enrolled at Hampden-Sydney when he was just 15 years old, then attended the University of Virginia, where he earned his medical degree in 1946. He completed further advanced degrees at the University of Minnesota, served as head of the experimental lab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and earned two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart in Korea. Gil was on the forefront of open-heart surgery, performing his first in 1955. In 1965, he became chair of the department of surgery at the University of Arkansas medical school, where he earned many accolades until his retirement in 2000. | 2018-01-16 09:29:46


1943, Mr. Garland Hurst Moore Jr.
GARLAND HURST MOORE, JR. '43 died on October 26, 2016. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha at Hampden-Sydney, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941. | 2017-09-06 09:01:04


Notes from Classes of the 1930's

1939, Mr. John H. Gilliam Jr.
JOHN H. GILLIAM, JR. '39 died on November 18, 2017, at the age of 101. John was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha at Hampden-Sydney who later attended Benjamin Franklin University and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a resident of Fredericksburg at the time of his death. | 2017-12-14 14:31:19