By Joanne Kollar
Kristin Brady wed Lewis Cox on June 15 at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C. She is a speech-language pathologist with Speech Solutions. Crandall Gates Lea wed Anne Stuart Kyle on June 29 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville. The wedding party included John Michael Dixon ’08.
Cameron Patrick Atkins wed Leigh Meredith Wilson on May 4 at an outdoor ceremony in Landfall overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway near Wilmington. The wedding party included William Campbell Douglass, William Cole King, David Allen Griffith, Paul McArthur Beall and Carlton Sprunt Wells. He works at Stone Montgomery Construction, Wilmington. Daniel Carter is a principal at Ascendient Healthcare Advisors, with offices in Durham and Washington, D.C. Julie Glew is an in-house designer with Full Service Flooring at The Rug Shoppe, Greenville. Anna Marie Musselwhite wed Joseph William Owen ’11 on June 8 on Figure Eight Island. The wedding party included Brooke Hooks ’04, Kathryn Morketter, Isaac Morton ’11, Jordan Normann, Joanna Owen ’11, Murphy Paderick ’09 ’11 and Carlton Wells ’13. She manages Monkees clothing store in Chapel Hill, and he is a law student at N.C. Central. Clifton Lee Quinn ’12 ’13 wed Stephanie Lynn Hamstead on Aug. 4 at Rock Springs Center, Greenville. The wedding party included Josh Hall, Natalie Hamstead, Clifton Lee Quinn Jr. ’85, Meredith Quinn ’04, Jackie Riddle ’13 and Jared Taunton. Christopher Thomas is the “Neighbors” and Max Magazine writer for the Jacksonville Daily News.
B. Gail Ambrose, Southern Bank’s vice president and director of training and development, received the Service Excellence Award at Southern Bank’s annual Best Bankers event in 2013. Kristian Herring is public information officer for Edgecombe County Public Schools. He was assistant principal at South West Edgecombe High School. Stefanie C. McGuirl, Army National Guard 2nd Lt., graduated from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Maggie Nelms was named 2013 Miss Kinston-Lenoir County and competed in the Miss America Pageant. She is in her second year at ECU’s School of Dental Medicine. Lauren Starling is a reading specialist at Open Door School, Winterville.
Lewis Ferebee is superintendent of the Indianapolis (Ind.) Public Schools. He was chief of staff for Durham Public Schools, Durham. Justin Keene ’10 ’12 joined KS Bank as part of its Wilson area management team. Victoria Lee Pippin wed Christopher Thomas Rouse on May 18 at Myrtle Grove Plantation. She is director of social services at Golden Living Center, Greenville. Dr. Cody Wingler is a family medicine physician at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory.
Andrew Scott Hemphill wed Molly Edens Hammer on June 8 at First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh. The wedding party included David Seigler ’08. He works at Allscripts, Raleigh. Jay Ross sponsored the annual Pros vs. Joes charity game and free football clinic in Wilmington in July. He plays for the Buffalo Bills. Teresa Twyne is principal of Dare County Alternative School, Manteo. She was assistant principal at Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies. Billie Walls is cheerleading coach at Green Hope High School, Cary, where she also teaches healthful living.
Navy Seaman Jason T. Diehl completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Spec. Brandon P. Honeycutt graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Kimrey Lynn Isley wed Aaron Jon Miko on May 5 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Burlington. The wedding party included her brother Kyle Isleyand Rachel Whitten ’02. She works for the ECU psychology department.
Dr. Mary Catherine Brake wed Carl Albert Turner Jr. on June 29 at Ann Street United Methodist Church, Beaufort. She is a physician in internal medicine and pediatrics with ECU Physicians. Dr. Jackson Richard Taylor received his PhD in neuroscience from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wake Forest University, and received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem.
Elizabeth Jenkins is principal of Baskerville Elementary School, Rocky Mount. Dr. Ethan Lenker is the new superintendent of Pitt County Schools.He was superintendent of Sampson County Schools. Air Force Judge Advocate Steven L. "Luke" Spencer II is serving as a special victim's counsel at Hurlburt Field in Florida. He represents victims in sexual assault cases. He graduated from law school at Elon University in 2009 and later that year was commissioned into the Judge Advocate General Corps. The Air Force recently created the special victims counsel position to assist military meembers who suffer sexual assaults. Before moving to the new position in May, Spencer was a military prosecutor.
Treva Terrian Kennedy ’05 ’06 teaches kindergarten at Open Door School, Winterville. Dr. Mary Catherine Moree ’05 ’10 joined Harris Family Practice, Laurinburg, as a family medicine physician. Amy Nicole Neighbors wed Christopher Scott Gladson ’08 on May 18 at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Goldsboro. The wedding party included Ann Hoggard ’06 and Shannon McClintock. She is a lab supervisor/chemist at Metrics Inc., Greenville, and he is a chemist at NAVAIR in Havelock.
Seth Brown is Pitt County Schools’ teacher support coordinator. He was principal at Chicod School, Pitt County. Caroline Cooper, academic records assistant in the art department at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss., received the 2013 Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association for significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Kathy Diane Hardy wed Casey Martin Gallo on May 4 at All Saints Chapel, Raleigh. She works for UNC Hospitals. Hunter Harrison is the agricultural banker for 10 eastern counties at PNC Bank, Greenville. Steve Lassiter ’04 ’10 is principal at Pactolus Elementary School, Pitt County. Jonathan Lyens ’04 ’07 of San Francisco was reappointed to Area Board V of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, where he has served since 2012. He is vice president of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center board of directors. Dr. Marie Welch Rowe ’04 ’09 joined Physicians East Greenville Women’s Clinic as an OB/GYN physician.
Love Crossling is human relations director for the city of Greensboro. She was an academic director and research associate for the UNC-Greensboro undergraduate studies program. Brian K. Fullerton was promoted to chief pilot at Sonic Aviation, Charlotte.
Shannon Marie Baker ’02 ’05 wed Jonathan Travis Powell ’99 ’02 on June 14 at Yankee Hall Plantation, Greenville. The wedding party included Pamela Baker ’94 ’00, Kathy Matthews ’01 ’05, Aimee Powell ’04, Matt Powell ’00 ’03, Brian Spear ’12, Mike Whitford ’98 and Taylor Whitford ’05 ’07. She is a clinical assistant professor in ECU’s College of Nursing, and he is a technology analyst at ECU. Olivia ’02 ’04 and George ’00 ’04 Collier had a daughter in 2012. Justin Culley Daugherty ’02 ’06 wed Coleen Angela Luz on Jan. 26 at the Holiday Inn, Williamsbrook, Ill. He works for Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago. Brandon Denson Vick wed Laura Whitney Dale on May 18 at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, Nashville. The wedding party included Erin Elizabeth Dale, sister of the bride. She attends ECU and works for Eye Associates, Zebulon, andhe works for the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
Bill Bumber was promoted to vice president of development at Liberty Property Trust, a property management firm in Bethlehem, Pa. Yivecka Hines ’01 ’11 is Teacher of the Year at School Street Elementary, Goldsboro, for 2013-2014. Jeremy Woodard was “Luke” in the touring cast of Altar Boyz.
Stephanie Alston ’00 ’07 is principal at Coker-Wimberly Elementary School, Swift Creek. She was principal at Stocks Elementary School, Tarboro. Ashley Berry received the 2013 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Excellence in Teaching Award at Nash Community College where she teaches humanities. Steve Byrd is a staff accountant with Ferree Dinkins Group CPAs PLLC, Winston-Salem. Alison B. Cieszko ’00 ’04 is a physicians assistant at Vidant Cardiology-Greenville. Natalie Ann Davis ’00 ’02 wed Marshall Kent Barnes on April 27 on the beach in St. Lucia in the Caribbean. She is a speech-language pathologist and director of therapy services at Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Durham.
Who says accountants can’t be fun and romantic when it comes time to pop the question?
Andrew Stoker ’11 of Philadelphia hired a “flash mob” to impress Scarlet Van Loon ’11 of Winston-Salem when he dropped to bended knee last month. A video of his proposal made the local news in Philadelphia and has since gone viral.
A flash mob is when a group plans ahead to suddenly assemble in a public place to perform a seemingly pointless act, then quickly disperse. Stoker led Van Loon to believe they were participating with some friends in a flash mob dance in Philadelphia’s Washington Square.
At the end of the flash mob gathering, dancers suddenly circled around Stoker and Van Loon and began singing “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid.
“It took just under two months to plan from start to finish,” Stoker said. “It was definitely worth the wait to see the surprise and excitement on Scarlet’s face and hear ‘yes’ as her answer.”
Stoker said he’s still in shock himself that the video has become so widespread. It started out as a post on his Facebook page. It has since tallied more than 23,500 views.
Stoker and Van Loon met through athletics at ECU. He was a three-year letterman and captain of the swim team, and she played on the soccer team.
Stoker graduated summa cum laude, and the Department of Accounting named him the outstanding senior for 2011. Both received awards for academic excellence. Today, Stoker works with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia as a senior tax associate.
Van Loon is a personal trainer and aspires to become an actress. He says they haven’t set an official date yet, but they hope to be married sometime next fall.
To watch Stoker pop the question, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v =FfDShYPAmxg.
Seven years after starting Brasco Design + Marketing in downtown Raleigh, two young ECU alumni were among the sponsors of the 2013 N.C. CEO Forum and hobnobbing with the headline speaker, former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Brian Batchelor ’01 (left), the founder, and Brandon Ives ’03, the managing partner/marketing strategist for the web marketing agency launched in 2006, helped raise about $15,000 at the forum to benefit N.C. Arts in Action, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children through arts education, and Make-a-Wish Eastern North Carolina.
The August event brought together North Carolina’s top business leaders and included Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Powell, who is also a retired U.S. Army four-star general, as speakers.
Brasco Design + Marketing specializes in marketing strategy, creative brand design, web development and marketing management services.
Ives is a recent Triangle Business Journal “40 under 40” winner. He served on the NC CEO Forum planning board and is on the board of Arts in Action.
Brasco helped produce the annual Triangle Entrepreneurship Week, held Sept. 9-13 in the Triangle, to connect entrepreneurs with business leaders, capital and resources.
Brasco also supports the Durham Rescue Mission through the annual Canned Food Drive. He serves on the U.S. Green Building Council.