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and baseball coach, and Justin Jones '06, who is currently working on completing his
certification in education at the University ot West Georgia while serving as a tutor and
track coach at CHS.

Another involved PC alumnus is Allen Gaston '80, a CarroUton High School graduate who
remains involved in the school as a father of tour and leader in the athletic booster club.



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Amy Salmon Lincoln '93 and her husband, Jetter\'
Lincoln, joyfully welcomed a second daughter, Cas-
sandra Elizabeth "Cassie", on February 9, 2008. Zoe
Mae, who is four years old, is a proud big sister. Amy
continues working part-time as a designated pastor for
four small churches in Newton Presbytery in N J. Her
e-mail address is [email protected]



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Avery Cheves Wolff '95 and Luke Wolff '95 joyfully
announce the birth ot their fourth son, Stewart Amos
Wolff. He joins brothers Lucas (11), Levi (9), and
Graham (6). The Wolffs have recently moved back to
Columbus, Ga., after spending eight years in Roches-
ter, Minn., where Luke was an orthopedic surgeon at
the Mayo Clinic. Upon returning home, he has joined
the St. Francis Orthopedic Institute, specializing in
joint replacement and trauma surgery. Currently, Luke
is in Afghanistan, where he is serving as an orthope-
dic surgeon with the Army Reserves until June. And
though she is currently not employed hy anyone who
actually pays her, Avery counts it a privilege to be
home and keep the boys from killing one another



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Rebecca (Hardiman) Albertus '96 and Mark
Albertus '95 welcomed a daughter, Elizabeth Laine,
on March 20, 2008. She joins siblings Joshua, Kate,
and Andrew.

Stephanie Rooks McGee '96 and Brent McGee '96

announce the birth of their daughter, Mattie Ruth
McGee, born April 19, 2008. Also welcoming the
new baby was big brother, Mitchell, and big sister,
OUvia.

Jennifer Brim Rackley '96 and Dan Rackley are
happy to announce the birth of their second daughter,
Ruth McAllister Rackley, on Nov. 18, 2007. She
joins big sister, Rae, who is now three years old. Jen-
nifer is enjoying spending time at home with her girls.



97



Stephanie Winslett Trogdon '97 and Zach Trogdon
joyfully announce the birth ot Allison Irene Trogdon.
Allison was born Sept. 4, 2007. She joins big brother,
Davis, who was 1 5 months old.

Chris Wilkins '97 has accepted a position as chief
financial officer for Paving, Products and Services, a
regional paving company located in Piedmont, S.C.
He and his wife, Lindsay Fayssoux Wilkins '99, li\'e
in Greenville with their son and daughter. Jay and
Addison. Lindsay is a stay-at-home mom with her
children.



98




Michael Baughman '98 and
Carolyn (Wilson) Baugh-
man '00 announce the
birth ot their daughter; Ellie
McKay Baughman. Ellie
joined her family five weeks
early due to some complica-
tions with the pregnancy
Mama and baby have fully
recovered and everyone is
doing great!



Micah McCracken '98 and

his wife, Alicia Hope Mc-
Cracken, celebrated the birth
of their son and first child,
Holden Clay McCracken,
onFeb. 17, 2008. The family
^^^ resides in Bogart, Ga., where
■ ^ '*', ^^M Micah is a project manager

' — ' ^^^^ tor a design/build construc-

tion firm and Alicia teaches
healthcare science for the
Gwinett County School System.




Jeremy Ransom '98 and his wife, Stephanie, are
happy to announce the birth of their second child,
Jonathan Robert, on Jan. 8, 2008. Jonathan is adored
by his older sister, Madeline Elizabeth, who will
turn three years old on July 15. Jeremy, Stephanie,
Madeline, and Jonathan live in Athens, Ga. Jeremy
is the director of institutional advancement at Athens
Technical College and Stephanie is the director of
business operations at the University of Georgia
Athletic Association.



John Davis Scott '98 and

Catherine Malloy Haining
were married on April 12,
2008, in Atlanta, Ga. John
IS a senior systems engineer at
Peak 10. Molly is an attorney
at Hunton & Williams. The
couple resides in Atlanta.




Claire Smith
Taylor '98 and
husband, Mikell,
welcomed Anne
Henson Taylor
(Annie) on Dec.
7, 2007. She
joins big brother
William, who is two and a half years old. The family
resides in Mobile, Ala., where Claire is enjoying being
a stay-at-home mom.

99

Courtney Pershing Davies '99 and Ethan Davies

'97 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ar-
rington Ainsworth on July 21, 2007. Arrington is the
couple's first child. The family continues to reside in
Alpharetta, Ga., where Courtney is a real estate agent
for J DA Realty and Ethan is a senior ETL developer
tor Mirant Corporation.

Andrew Folks '99 is now the director of business
relations with the South Carolina Power Team in Co-
lumbia, S.C. This is the economic development arm
ot Santee Cooper and the state's electric cooperatives.

Jamie Schoolfield Hendrix '99 and Joey Hendrix '98

announce the birth of their third child and daughter,
Leah Kathryn Hendrix, bom Nov. 5, 2007. She joins
big sisters Sara Elizabeth (4) and Lydia Hope (2). The
family has moved back "home" to Camden, S.C. Joey
is teaching and coaching at Camden High School. He
received his master of arts degree in 2007 in health
studies from the University of Alabama. Jamie is still
at home raising the girls and working part-time as a
registered nurse.

Jason William McCraw '99 and Jennifer Brook Smith
were married March 29, 2008, at Northbrook Baptist
Church in Boiling Springs, S.C. Jason works for
Chesnee High School in Spartanburg School District
Two. Jennifer is a graduate of North Greenville Uni-
versity. She works for Upward Unlimited. The cotiplc
will make their home in Boiling Springs.




Amy Telligman and Paul Roof



He was just around
the comer

Amy Telligman '96 and Paul
Roof '94 ran into on each
5 other in Columbia at the Boys
&. Girls Club annual Thanks-
giving Day road race. Amy
lives in Boulder, Colo., and is
in her second year of a Ph.D.
at the University of Colorado
in the environmental studies
program. She is working on
sustainable urban food systems
and food security issues. Paul is
teaching sociology at the Col-
lege of Charleston. He and his
wife Karin have two children,
Katherine (2) and Matthew,
who was bom in February.



Allison Bickers becomes
a guardian of history

Allison Bickers '01 ot Cooper Carry, a
national planning, design, and architecture
firm, has joined the board of trustees of the
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Bickers was nominated by Joseph Sva-
tos, a current board member.

"I'm excited because this service will
allow me to expand," Bickers said, "taking
my experience at Cooper Carry and applying
it to my outside interests in furthering the
awareness of the local history of the city of
Washington, which can often be overlooked
because of its national prominence."

Bickers provides historic preservation
expertise for the Alexandria, Va., office of
Cooper Carry. Her work typically constitutes
urban design, retail streetscape improve-
ment, master planning, and historic preser-
vation consulting.

"In working in Cooper Carry's col-
laborative environment, Allison brings a
valued contextual perspective in our urban
design work with communities and cities
nationwide," said David W. Kitchens,
principal-in-charge of the Alexandria
office.

Bickers majored in history and
economics at PC. After graduat-

Allison Bickers



ing, she worked on the operations side of
Friends of the Cannonball House, a historic
home and Civil War museum in Macon,
Ga. Bickers went on to the University of
Maryland School of Architecture, Planning
and Preservation, where she earned a master
of historic preservation degree.

In 2005, Bickers received two awards
while at the University of Maryland - the
Directors' Award for Historic Preservation,
and the David Fogle Award, which goes to
top students in the historic preservation
program. In 2005, she presented at the En-
vironmental Design Research Association
Annual Conference on "Forging a Collec-
tive Past: Preservation of Diverse Heritages
in Washington, D.C."

She is currently a member of the DC
Preservation League.





Sally Phillips
Sacco '99 and
Brian Sacco '96
wulcDmeJ their
second child,
Qinnor Patrick,
on Aug. 23, 2007.
Connor is little
brother to Carson
(3). The family lives in Charlotte, N.C., where Sally
is a stay-at-home mom and Brian is a sales executive
with Valassis.

Allison Jumper Weavil '99 and her husband Jeff
Weavll recently moved to Kemersville, N.C. Allison
continues her teaching career at West Forsyth High
School in Clemmons, N.C, where she was selected
Teacher of the Year for 2007. She completed her
M.Ed, in curriculum and instruction in May of 2006.
She and her husband enjoy spending time with their
daughter, Grayson (4).

00

Carolyn (Wilson) Baughman '00 was recently
promoted to writer/producer tor the National
Geographic Channel in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Jonathan Bowling '00 and wife, Julie, announce
the birth ot their son, Jacob Nathaniel Bowling, bom
March 20, 2008. Jonathan is pastor at Greenville
Presbyterian Church in Donalds, S.C.

Shannon O'Hara Covington '00 and her husband ,
Thomas Covington, welcomed their second daughter,
Emma Kate, on Feb. 17, 2008. Emma was welcomed
home by her proud, big sister, Megan.

Ashley Owens Cresswell '00 and Adam Cresswell

'00 welcomed their iirst child and daughter, Caroline
Marie Cresswell, on April 6, 2007. The family lives
in Columbia, S.C, where Adam is an assistant vice
president and banking center manager for First Savers
Bank and Ashley is an assistant psychology professor
for Western Carolina University.

Ann Drayton Derrick '00 and Paul Hammond Lister
were married March 29, 2008, at First Presbyterian
Church in Greenville, S.C. The bride is employed
with the Governor's School for the Arts Foundation.
The groom is a graduate of the University of South
Carolina and is employed with Bristol-Myers Squibb.



Jason Fox '00 and Erin
Moore Fox proudly announce
the birth of their first child
and daughter, Madeline
Taylor Fox, on April 29,
2008. The family resides
in Charleston, S.C, where
Jason is the controller for
Greystar and Erin is an
.ABA Therapist for Carolina
Autism.



Margaret Lane Jeselnik '00 and Edward Alwyn
Goodwin, both of Columbia, S.C, are to be married
Sept. 6, 2008 at the Millstone at Adam's Pond. The
hride-elect eamed an M.Ed in higher education and
student affairs from the University of South Carolina




Al



umni





and is employed at the S.C. Commission on Higher
Education. The groom-elect attended Hammond
School and Midlands Technical College, and is
employed at S.C. Educational Television.

Elizabeth Souma
Lewis '00 and
her husband
Ryan joyfully
announce the
birth of their first
child, John Ryan

Lewis, horn Aug. 16, 2007. The family resides in

Cummmg, Ga.

01

Sarah Connor Bums '01 has completed her Ph.D.
m experimental psychology at the University ot Ten-
nessee in Knoxville. She has accepted the position of
visiting assistant professor at Anderson University in
.Anderson, S.C. Sarah and her husband, Mike Bums
'01, live in Greenville, S.C, where Mike works tor
Weekes Construction as an assistant project manager.

Robert Coon '01 and his

wife, Lindsay, announce
the birth of their daugh-
ter, Lucy Claire Coon,
bom Dec. 24, 2007.
Robert is a lobbyist and
Lindsay is a stay-at-home
mom. The family resides in Little Rock, Ark.

Jeanette DeLoach Florence '01 and John Michael
Florence, Jr. '01 announce the birth of their son.
John Michael Florence 111, bom Feb. 1, 2008. The
family resides in Columbia, S.C.

Sara Hopper '01 of the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance
has been selected for the Class of 2008 Leadership
South Carolina, the state's oldest and most respected
leadership development program. The Class of 2008,
with the aid ot state and regional experts in various
fields, will jointly explore natural resource, quality of
lite, economic development, education, social, and
diversity issues in seven three-day sessions held around
the state. Leadership South Carolina, now in its 29'''
year, accepts approximately 50 participants a year who
have demonstrated commitment to their community
and strive to reach a higher level of service to the
Palmetto State.

Mary Douglas Neal '01 and Justin Robert Hirsch
were married June 28, 2008, at Shandon United
Methodist Church in Columbia, S.C. The bride
earned a master of city and regional planning from
Clemson University and is employed as the downtown
development manager for the City of Greenville. The
groom received both a bachelor of science in financial
management and a master of real estate development
from Clemson University. Justin is employed as a
commercial real estate broker with Grubb & Ellis/The
Furman Company.

C. Michael York '01 was ordained January 20, 2008
as a Minister of Word and Sacrament at Alpharetta
Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Alpharetta, Ga.
Michael is the associate pastor for youth and their
families at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. Dr.



Courtney Bell
awarded Presidential
Management Fellowship

Courtney Bell '06 recently has been
awarded a Presidential Management Fel-
lowship, a prestigious position offered by the
federal government to top students in public
policy, public administration, public affairs,
business administration, and other areas.

An English major and business admin-
istration minor while at PC, Bell is currently
completing her masters in public admin-
istration at the University of Georgia's
Department of Public Administration and
Policy. She is specializing in public policy.
Once she receives her degree, she'll begin
her fellowship at the National Cancer In-
stitute in Washington DC.

"My own experience with Hodgkins
Disease initially made me interested in
the National Cancer Institute," Bell said.
"Their PMF program is also really strong,
and it will allow me to pursue several rota-
tion assignmeiits both in and outside the
organization."

Bell hopes to be involved in rotations



at the National Cancer Institute involv-
ing consumer advocacy, budgeting, and
health disparities. The Alabama native first
became interested in public policy while
at PC.

"I was especially interested in differ-
ent public policy issues discussed in Dr.
Lipford's economic classes, so I thought
either a public policy or public administra-
tion program would be helpful in pursuing
a career in the federal government," Bell
said.

According to Hal G. Rainey at the
University of Georgia, programs across
the nation nominate their top students,
who then go through a competitive review
process. About one in five of the top
students is selected for a fellowship.

Most students who receive the
Presidential Management Fellowships are
offered positions with the federal govern-
ment when they complete the fellowship.
Bell hopes to work at the National Cancer
Institute for three or four years before
going to work at the Centers for Disease
Control.

"I am so grateful for the lessons learned
and friends gained at PC," Bell said. "I
really enjoyed my time there and have
felt very prepared by the education I re-
ceived."




Courtney Bell



Jeri Parris Perkins '81 delivered the sermon and
the charge to Michael at the service. Rev. Stepha-
nie Medlin '92, associate pastor for discipleship at
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church and Chris Jones '96
were on the ordination commission. Leigh Hearnburg
Jones '95 attended the service.



02



Rachel Sloan Bullard '02 has joined Charleston
Southern's women's basketball coaching staff. Rachc
a Greenville native, spent two years as an assistant ..•
Butler Universiry in Indianapolis, Ind.



37



Nothing but blue Skye at
the National Geographic.



Skye Larl.5 03 works at the National
Geographic Channel as a digital media weh
production specialist. She produces websites
that promote TV programs that the National
Geographic Channel is known for: ones about
the taboo customs from different cultures
around the world, dinosaurs, the planet's most
dangerous creatures, multiple births, how the
world would be different it the temperature
were to rise six degrees, and the Galapagos
Islands, to name a few. One of Earls' websites
promotes the popular TV show "Dog Whis-
perer."

Earls also oversees the distribution ot
"Dog Whisperer" to iTunes and the distribu-
tion of videos for all of National Geographic
Channel's video partners, including YouTube,
MSN, and Road Runner. She directs the
design of the copy and images that come
up when a program is selected for Video-
on-Demand for all of the cable and satellite
providers. She also writes content and shares
creating promotions on National Geographic
Channel's home page.

Juggling many different tasks and in-
terests isn't new to Earls. While at PC, she
majored in English and minored in Spanish,
political science, and media studies. She also
found the time to DJ on WPCX radio, to serve
on the Student Publications Board, to partici-
pate in the Wilderness Activities Program,



to volunteer with SVS, to play intramural
sports, and to write for The Blue Stocking all
four years. She served as editor-in-chief of the
newspaper her senior year.

"It all comes together," Earls said about a
liberal arts education. She chose PC because
she wanted a chance to get involved in as
many activities as she could, and she wanted
to become a well-rounded person, too. She
found and became just that. Not that she
did it all on her own. How can you begin to
narrow things down when you're interested
in everything?

"Professors help you hnd your path," Earls
said. "I had supportive professors who knew
me and pushed me."

Her English professors constantly talked
to her about all of the different programs she
could get into. Their motivation paid off long
before National Geographic even. During her
sophomore year she served as a communica-
tions intern for The Peace Corps Headquar-
ters in Washington, D.C., where she wrote
stories for three publications and reworked
pieces for the website. After graduation, Earls
worked as a reporter for the Odessa American,
a daily newspaper with a circulation of 30,000
that's based out of Odessa, Tex. Then, she
worked at South Carolina ETV, where she
produced or served as associate producer for
TV shows such as "State House Today," "ETV
Forum," and "Doug Nye's Time Machine"
and served as an on-site field producer at the
GOP Headquarters during the 2004 election
night.



"Professors help you find your path. I had supportive
professors who knew me and pushed me."

' Skye Earls




Stephen Replogle and Skye Earls




Anne Sullivan Coleman

'02 and Army Capt. Hank
Coleman '02 welcomed their
second son, Jackson Patrick,
in Jan. 2007. He joins older
hnither Harrison (4). Hank
IS currently deployed to Iraq
where he is helping train the
Iraqi police. Anne is a stay-
at-home mom and teaches
English as a second language
classes part-time.



Caroline Crawley '02 and Jason Johnson were mar-
ried July 14, 2007. The couple live in Covington, Ga.,
where Caroline is a registered nurse and Jason is a
middle school science teacher

Susan Roy Elvis '02 received her master's degree in
language and literacy from the University of South
Carolina in May 2008. She and her husband Chris
live in Irmo, S.C, where Susan teaches at Dutch Fork
High School.

Katie Fowler '02 has been named editor-in-chief of
law review at Charleston School of Law. This is one of
the highest honors a law student can receive.

Jeffrey Brinton Hendrix '02 and Whitnie Lain
Sturkie are to be married Sept. 20, 2008, at Ebenezer
Pentecostal Holiness Church in West Columbia,
S.C. The bride-elect is a graduate of the University
of South Carolina and is employed by Palmetto
Design Associates in Pine Ridge. The groom-elect is
employed by Congaree State Bank in Cayce.

David F. Ridenhour '02 graduated from Reformed
Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla., with a
masters of divinity. David and his wife Jennifer live
in Eatonton, Ga., where David is on staff at Lake
Oconee Presbyterian Church as the director of music
and worship.

Aisha Walker '02 recently defended her dissertation
pertaining to research on adult stem cells and stroke
and eamed her Ph.D. in cell biology and anatomy
from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.,
on May 9. Aisha received numerous awards while
attending Medical College of Georgia, including an
NCAA postgraduate scholarship, Southem Regional
Education Board Predoctoral Scholar Award, and
National Institutes of Health NRSA Predoctoral Fel-
lowship. Aisha has relocated to Memphis, Tenn., to
accept an SCDC Diggs Postdoctoral Fellowship at St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital. She will conduct
clinically oriented research pertaining to sickle cell
ilisease under the direction of Dr Russell E. Ware
in the department of hematology. Aisha thanks the
Biology Department and Athletic Department tor all
their support.

03

Laura Turner Addison '03 and Ryan Willington
Morris were married on Jan. 12, 2008, at the First
Congregational Church of Asheville, N.C. The
bride is employed as an entertainer at Wonder Works
in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The groom is a graduate of
Charleston Southern University and is employed
as a singer in Pigeon Forge. The couple resides in
Sevierville, Tenn.



Alumni



Christopher Mark Campbell '03 and Elizabeth Ann
Reinecker are to be married July 18, 2008, at the Con-
gregational Church of Billerica, Mass. Chris received
his doctorate in physical therapy from the University
of South Carolina. He is employed with Fairfield
Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro, S.C. Li: is a gradu-
ate of Colby-Sawyer College and the University of
South Carolina with a masters in public health. She is
employed with the Lexington Medical Center.

Robert John D'Amato '03 and Beth Marie Work-
man are to be married July 12, 2008 at First Baptist
Church in Charleston, S.C. The bride-elect earned
a bachelor's degree in biology from the University
of South Carolina, as well as a bachelor's in Nursing
from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is
employed by Roper St. Francis Hospital as a registered
nurse in the Heart and Vascular Tower. The groom-
elect earned a master's degree in education from the
University of South Carolina. He is employed by the
Berkeley County School District, where he teaches
physics and biology at Goose Creek High School. He
also coaches varsity football and wrestling.

Elizabeth M. Michael '03 received the master of
divinity degree and the Mary Long Greir-Hugh
Da\'ies Award in Preaching from Princeton Theologi-
cal Seminary at the school's 196th Commencement
Exercises on Saturday, May 17, 2008. The seminary-
awarded a total of 2 19 degrees at its commencement
exercises.

John Hardin Reading '03 and Ann Elizabeth Shaw
are to be married July 12, 2008, at Westminster
Presbyterian Church in Sumter, S.C. The groom-elect
is employed by M.B. Kahn of Columbia, S.C. The
bride-elect is a graduate of Lander University. She is
a teacher and administrator at Hammond School in
Columbia.

James Garrison Reese '03 and Sara Elizabeth Curtis
were married May 3, 2008, at Sans Souci Farms in
Sumter, S.C. The groom earned a master's degree in
chemistry from the University of South Carolina. He
is employed by Shealy Environmental Services, Inc.
The bride earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from
Clemson University and is employed by Palmetto
Health Richland in the cardiovascular intensive care
unit.

Davis Rice '03 was named to the President's List with
a 4.0 grade point average at the University of South
Carolina School of Law. He is a member of the South
Carolina Law Review and was selected to have an
article published in the 2008 spring publication.

Mary Helen Robinson '03 and Paul Knapp Simons Jr.
were married April 19, 2008, in First Baptist Church
of Aiken, S.C. The bride is employed by Dr. Shelley
Onderdonk and Adam Snow. The groom is a gradu-
ate of the University of the South, Sewanee. He is
employed by Hull, Towill, Barrett, Norman and Salley
Law Firm. The couple will reside in Aiken.

Sara R. Shackelford '03 and S. Heath McCutcheon

'03 were married on Nov. 17, 2007, at Forest Lake
Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C. The wedding
party included several PC alumni: Stephanie Vaughn
Gamble '03, Bess Wilson '03, Amy Riddle '03,
Amy Mosley '03, Ali Russell '04, Amanda Sweatt






Meredith Anne Batts '04 and Roland Odtll Trout were married Dec. 29, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church in
Greensboro, N.C. Members of the wedding party include Emily Batts '06, Lacey Barr '04, Anne Gilmore '04,


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