A setting sun colors the sky over Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 20 as the Pirates close out a 70-41 win over the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in front of a crowd of more than 51,000. The Pirates' 789 total yards set a record and were the most UNC had ever given up. East Carolina's 70 points were the second-most they'd ever scored and the most the Tar Heels had ever allowed. (Photo by Mike Litwin)
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In Memoriam  

By Joanne Kollar

Katelyn Louise Biggs wed Jordan Richard Jones ’09 on June 14 at the Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach. The wedding party included Leslie Anne Biggs ’10, sister of the bride, Megan Elizabeth Camp, Katherine Leigh Faulkner ’11, Joshua Harper Jones ’10, twin brother of the groom, Sarah Elizabeth Lloyd ’11, Elizabeth Anne Price ’13 and Katherine Dayne Wynn ’13. She is a second-grade teacher at West Greene Elementary School, Snow Hill. He works for ECU’s Student Health Services. Jenny Marie Everett wed Mark Edward Ethington on May 31 in an outdoor ceremony at McGuire’s Millrace Farm, Murphy. Michael Brandon Landreth was selected as a N.C. Albert Schweitzer Fellow for 2014-2015. Schweitzer Fellows develop and implement service projects addressing the root causes of health disparities. He is a member of the class of 2017 at ECU’s dental school. Carmen Moyer is a visiting assistant professor in the health and human sciences department at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va. Jake Smith is construction superintendent for Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County Inc.

Thomas Alligood and Andrew Denton opened Campus Corner, a high-end men’s clothing store, in downtown Greenville. Holly Berenotto was on the Ocean City Beach Patrol crew that won the Ocean City Beach Patrol Women’s Invitational this past summer for the fourth straight team title. Bonnie Jeanne Cox wed Nicholas Landon Baker on May 3 at Smyrna Pentecostal Holiness Church, Smyrna. The wedding party included Christopher Alan Baker ’09, brother of the groom, Erin Laura Diamond ’08 ’14, Cory Adam Noe ’14 and Ashton Davis Springle. She is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with East Carolina Anesthesia Associates, Greenville. He is enrolled in ECU’s physical therapy doctoral program. Emily Catherine Cozart wed Andrew Elliot Dowd on April 27 at Yankee Hall Plantation, Greenville. The wedding party included Ginger Hardee. She works at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo. Allison Camille Farless wed Ryan Colt Mills ’11 on June 7 at Edenton United Methodist Church, Edenton. The wedding party included Alexander Robert Dunn ’12, Bradley Scott Kimrey ’11, Elizabeth Berry Laughridge ’10 ’11, Sarabeth Moore, Keehln Ross Page ’10 and Nathan Templeton Perry ’11. In Washington, D.C., she works in the office of U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, Md., and he works for Berman and Company. Air Force Airman 1st Class David A. Crowe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hannah Marian Fisher wed Mark Robert Blecher on April 12 on the ocean front in Nags Head. She is a physical therapist with Carolina Therapy Services, Wilmington. Kiahna J. Johnson received her master of environmental health degree from the University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Angela Noblitt is a business teacher in Camden County Schools. She was Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools’ director of community-school relations. Meghan Osborne is public relations and events coordinator for the Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center, Wilmington. Dr. Jennifer Sattler is assistant professor of physical science in the School of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Okla. Sally Sutton’s “Food, Farm and Community” paintings featuring flowers and scenes from farmers markets was exhibited at City Art Gallery, Greenville, in August.

Natalie Adele Hamstead wed Bradley Anderson Gray ’11 on Aug. 2 at The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville. The wedding party included Lindsay Garth Gray ’11, Taylor Nichols Herendeen ’10 ’11, Ashley Elizabeth Keel ’09, Hillary Varner McLawhorn ’10 and Matthew Gabriel McLawhorn ’10. She is a parent coordinator with Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina, Greenville. He is the general manager of Auto Connection, Wilson. Amanda Malkiewicz is head coach in women’s soccer at Concord University, Princeton, W.Va., where she was the assistant coach. Katherine “Kitty” McLeod wed Charles Lofton Johnson ’11 on Aug. 2 at Angier Baptist Church, Angier. She is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, Smithfield. He is shipping manager for Smithfield-Farmland, Wilson. Ailton Temotio is assistant swimming coach at Willamette University, Salem, Ore. He was coaching age group swimmers at the West Houston Aquatic Team in Houston, Texas.

Emily Hayworth Long wed John Gray Melvin on May 10 at Saint Mary’s Chapel, Raleigh. The wedding party included Jordan Paul Abbott, Donald Eugene Cook III ’13, Carl Louis Doughtie ’12, Rebecca Danielle Orzechowski, Ashton Elizabeth Turner ’12 and Cade Barrett Turner ’12. She works at CM Ranch, Dubois, Wyo.

Zakiya Rashida Durojaiye wed James Earl Pierce on June 28 at St. Paul Baptist Church, Rocky Mount. The wedding party included Samantha Brown ’00. She works for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. Patricia Jane “P.J.” Fidler wed Lindsay Garth Gray Jr. ’11 on May 3 at Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington. The wedding party included Stacy McDonald Cline ’11, Bradley Anderson Gray ’11, Natalie Adele Hamstead ’12, Charles Ryan Harris, Taylor Nichols Herendeen, Ashley Elizabeth Keel ’09, Hillary Varner McLawhorn, Taylor Akel Rouse ’11, Christopher Ryan Rowlett ’12 and Melissa Cotten Wilkerson ’12. She was in Alpha Delta Pi sorority and is a travel agent with AAA. He was in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and is a sales associate with Builder’s First Source. Courtney Ann Harris wed Hugh Therman “Trey” Hardee IV on May 17 at Longstraw Farms, Ayden. The wedding party included Megan Garner ’09, Christin Tew and Jenn Warren ’09. She works at N.C. Health Services and Bayada. Stephanie Laura Lineberry wed Jack Michael New on May 3 at Penn House, Reidsville. The wedding party included her sister, Jennifer Lineberry Carter ’07 ’09, and Ashlee Lawson. She works at Inmar, Winston-Salem. Anne Mann is finance director for the town of Tarboro. She was finance director for the town of Nashville. Meagan Moore McFarland wed Christopher Lee McFarland on Oct. 26, 2013, on Oak Island. She works in the neurosciences department at Mission Hospital, Asheville. In 2013, she was Nash Healthcare’s Nurse of the Year. Greg Pierce is the Wyoming state archaeologist. He is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Wyoming and has conducted research and fieldwork in the American West and Southeast. Laurel Ann Truelove wed William James Currie on June 14 at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Nags Head. She works at Nash Rocky Mount Early College.

Courtney Brown Cherry wed John Frederick Horns ’07 ’11 on July 12 in Wildwood Presbyterian Church, Newport. The wedding party included Margaret Mary Rogers Cherry ’11 ’14. In Greenville, she works for Earp Dentistry of Greenville, and he works for the Department of Information Services, Vidant Health. Scott Cormier is an occupational therapist with Kinetic Physical Therapy and Wellness Inc., Greenville. Ben Gardner is operations manager of SILVERcare, a home care agency in Greenville. Thomas Gillespie joined the Nash County parks and recreation department as an athletic coordinator. Lowell Webster Guthrie is head boys basketball coach at Ashley High School, Wilmington. He is a 2003 graduate of Ashley. He was JV boys basketball coach at New Hanover the last three seasons. Dr. Adam Harrell joined the dental practice of Lee, Fussell, Humphreys & Humphreys P.A., Greenville. He received his dental degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Sierra Jones ’09 ’12 is communications assistant for the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Janie Pendleton Taft wed David Clark Strange on Aug. 16 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenville. She is a financial analyst at Flanders Corp., Washington. Jordan Talley received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton, Fla. He is interning at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. His medical residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., begins in 2015.

Phoebe Pollitt published her first book, The History of Nursing in North Carolina. Jeff O’Geary is general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Greenwich (Conn.). Katherine Cooper Trevathan wed Benjamin James Dorman on July 12 at the home of the bride’s parents in Atlantic Beach. The wedding party included her sister Lauren Trevathan Daigle ’14.

Catherine Leigh Reilly wed Christopher Glenn Wagoner on June 7 in Wallace. The wedding party included Katie Carlough ’08, Matt Carlough ’09, Mike Crooke ’08, Mary Kate Harris, Jonathon Honour ’03, Kourtney Landen and Kenny Walters ’08. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She works at Chesterbrook Academy, Raleigh. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He works for Brasfield and Gorrie, general contractors.

Melissa Chappell is executive director of the Durham Technical Community College Foundation and director of development for the college. She was project manager for the Office of Annual Giving at N.C. State. Joel Gilmore was promoted to vice president and senior credit analyst at Providence Bank. Landon Thomas Minges wed Bridgett Dawn Mooring on May 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Kinston. The wedding party included Bryan Jackson Buck, William Allen Hollowell and Brooks Hunter Sasser ’09. Catina Moore is principal at Northwest Elementary, Pitt County. She was principal at Bethel School. Dennis Mitchell was appointed to a three-year term on the Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners. He is a business development consultant for SynerGrowth LLC. Jacob Searcy is regional agronomist for Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington counties for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Lauren Asby, branch manager at the Greenville Medical Center branch of Southern Bank, was recognized as the bank’s top mortgage producer at the bank’s annual Best Bankers event in spring 2014. Dr. Rachel Thomas joined Vidant Internal Medicine-Greenville as part of Vidant Medical Group.


Corinne Spence Dorey and Jamie Dorey had a daughter in 2014. He achieved the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute.

Sarah Ward Lage is a career counselor in ECU’s Career Center. She is a liaison to the graduate school, student-athletes and deciding students.

Michael Aho returned for his ninth season as the “Voice of the Marching Pirates” for all ECU home football games in the 2014 season. He also began service on the ECU Board of Visitors. Willie James Bell Jr. is Franklin (Va.) City Public Schools superintendent. He was director of instruction for Sussex County Schools. Kate Tillman Brown ’02 ’03 and her husband, André, a student in ECU’s construction management department, had their second child, a daughter, in 2014. She works in commercial real estate in Raleigh. Heather Dail is marketing director for Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge in Greenville.


Crystal Lail is principal at Elizabeth Lane Elementary, Charlotte, where she has been a principal fellow since August 2013. Jeremy Woodard is appearing in Sting’s new Broadway musical, The Last Ship.


Jennifer Coleman Nixon is executive director of the Reidsville Area Foundation. Ashley Tucker Moore ’00 ’07 wed Laura Elithe Phibbs on Aug. 9 at North Raleigh United Methodist Church, Raleigh. The wedding party included Jason Paul Dorazio ’99, Jennifer Lynn Lippincott ’03, Tony Preston Moore ’87 ’02, father of the groom, Andrew Henry Phibbs ’99, Roy Earl Phibbs ’73, father of the bride, Ryan Fletcher Williams ’97 and Laura Sutton Young ’99 ’01. He works in his family’s business, North Carolina Driving School, in Winterville.
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Top 100

Rick Sanford ’07 of Rocky Mount has a lot to smile about these days.

CNBC recently named his investment advising firm, Whitener Capital Management, one of the top 100 fee-only wealth management firms in the country.

CNBC ranked Whitener 72nd on its list; only one other North Carolina-based company was included.

Sanford began working at Whitener Capital Management in 2004 after spending six years as a broker with a major investment firm.

He earned his MBA online in five years while working full time.

His firm serves more than 150 clients and manages more than $150 million in assets.

He is married to Kimberly Cary Sanford ’96 ’07. He proposed to her on the steps of Belk Residence Hall.

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Advancing Rights

Victoria Kidd
’01 of Winchester, Virginia, executive director of OMP Consulting Group LLC, received the Democratic Community Action for Equality Award.

The annual award, presented Sept. 6, recognizes individuals living in Virginia who have made significant contributions to advancing the rights of LGBT citizens in the state.

She and her partner were among the four couples who successfully sued to overturn Virginia’s ban on gay marriage. Kidd does extensive volunteer work with the USO and is active in Rotary, where she was a Paul Harris Fellow this year.

Artist in Residence

Kiki Farish
’06, an adjunct professor at Meredith College in Raleigh, is serving as artist in residence at the N.C. Museum of Art for programs aimed at teenagers.

She began the residence in August and will continue in that role through April.

Farish will help students explore the artistic process and personal expression through drawing. She also will lead a January teen workshop.

Farish, who exhibits her work at Artspace in Raleigh, is one of 13 North Carolina artists chosen for the Line, Touch, Trace special exhibition on display at NCMA through March 8.
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