By Joanne Kollar
Zach Frye opened The Wearhouse and Windward Drift in Asheboro selling his own clothing designs. Anna Gibas teaches kindergarten in Pitt County Schools. Shannon Jeannette Johnson wed Robert Gregory Gault on Nov. 1, 2014, at Red Oak Baptist Church, Red Oak. The wedding party included Adam Victor Corey ’10; Matthew Earl Gault ’07, brother of the groom; Carrie Greene Johnson ’10, sister of the bride, and Rebecca Jane Ladd ’13. She is general manager of premium food service with Levy Restaurants at Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Jordan Parah joined the staff at City Art Gallery, Greenville. Brittany Ann Shotwell wed Jason Allen Guthrie on Dec. 6, 2014, at the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church, Ernul. The wedding party included Kaitlyn Carnwath ’11 and Jordan Copeland ’13. She works with Amerochem in New Bern.
Amber Dawn Driver wed Timothy Carleton Danchak on June 28, 2014, at River Landing, Wallace. She teaches second grade for Johnston County Schools. He is pursuing a degree in health and fitness science at Wake Technical Community College. James Ramsdell is head trainer for the Princeton Rays baseball team, a minor league baseball team in Princeton, W.Va. They are an advanced rookie-level team in the Appalachian League affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays. Jennifer Stalls, C.M. Eppes Middle School sixth-grade science teacher in Greenville, received the N.C. Science Teachers Association’s District One Outstanding Science Teacher Award. Gray Workman is a sales associate with Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Blair Fuller wed Andrew Saunders on Sept. 12, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, Oldwick, N.J. The wedding party included Christopher Buckley ’13, Kevin Gomes ’13 and Kelsey Marshall. She is a registered nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital emergency department. He teaches special education at North Star Academy of Newark. Alan Hill was promoted to project manager at WIMCO Corp., Washington. He was a superintendent there. Hunter L. Peyton was promoted to banking officer in BB&T’s community banking department in Greenville.
April L. Thomas is a certified family nurse practitioner with Southeastern Health practicing at Southeastern Medical Clinic St. Pauls.
Molly Brennan Baker ’09 ’11 wed Evan Kyle Pierce ’09 ’12 on Oct. 3, 2014, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lancaster, Pa. The wedding party included Korry Cole ’09. She works for ECU’s Pirate Club, and he is an engineer at Hospira, Rocky Mount. Kathryn Meredith Payne wed Joseph Todd Exum ’07 on Oct. 4, 2014, at Latham Garden at Tryon Palace, New Bern. The wedding party included Amanda Boykin Batts ’10 and Lauren Elizabeth Payne ’10, sister of the bride. She is child nutrition supervisor for Craven County Schools. He is an MIT systems analyst with Perdue Farms.
Emily Evans Koury, director of the assisted living and memory care program at The Fountains at the Albemarle in Tarboro, was certified by the state as an adult care facilities administrator. Phillip Hunter Nichols wed Suzanna Noelle Williamson on Jan. 10 at Millbrook United Methodist Church, Raleigh. The wedding party included Matt Carlough ’09, Michael Crooke, Brad Johnston ’02 ’09, Tom List ’07, Chris Wagoner ’07, Kenny Walters, and Brandon Williamson ’10. He is the superintendent at Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, Raleigh. Kathryn Jean Vick ’08 ’13 wed Patrick Grey Gillette on Aug. 9 at Saint James United Methodist Church, Greenville. The wedding party included Jessica Brinkley, Melissa DeCarlo ’05 ’13, Jennifer Edwards ’06, Cameron ’11 and Davidson ’08 ’12 Gillette, brothers of the groom, Michael Gillette ’82, father of the groom, Kellan Vernon ’05 and Nicholas Vick ’05 ’06 ’12, brother of the bride. She is a physical therapist at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, and he is completing his business degree at ECU.
Josh Edmondson is town planner for Emerald Isle. He was planning director in Tarboro. Elizabeth F. Fulton was selected as a Foundation Ambassador with the South Carolina Bar Foundation. With other Ambassadors she will promote the Bar Foundation’s mission and programs around the state. She is a civil litigator in Charleston, S.C.
Priscilla Jo Bryan ’06 ’11 wed Robert Christopher Allen ’09 ’11 on Sept. 20 at Dream Maker, Salter Path. The wedding party included Thomas Francisco ’09 ’14 and Jeffrey Hughes ’08 ’09. In Raleigh, she is a nurse practitioner for N.C. Elderly Psychiatric Services, and he is a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments. Matt Hill was promoted to vice president of operations at WIMCO Corp. He was a project manager there.
Bradley Luke Hyatt coaches football at Piedmont High, Monroe. Robert Lane is head women’s soccer coach at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Ala. He was assistant women’s soccer coach at UNC Charlotte. Donna Malloy is a technologist specialist with Wilson County Schools.
William Autry was promoted to senior vice president and city executive at First South Bank. Heather Landreth ’04 ’07, kindergarten teacher at W.H. Robinson Elementary School, Greenville, was recognized as one of nine finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Steve Lassiter ’04 ’10, Pactolus School principal, is the Regional Principal of the Year. He was the 2013-2014 Pitt County Schools’ Principal of the Year. Kevin Murphy is vice president of Gulf Building LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a project manager at the firm. Army Sgt. Jonathan Scheibler was selected to perform as a percussion soloist with the U.S. Army Band and Chorus for their tour through Eastern Europe.
Dr. Kenneth Fung joined Sound Retina in Tacoma, Wash. He was a vitreoretinal surgeon in private practice since 2009 in the Seattle area. Amanda Hodges ’03 ’06 ’14 is vice president of student services at James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville. She was interim dean at College of The Albemarle’s Edenton-Chowan campus. Jennifer Jenkins with her husband, Dan, converted their business, Jennifer Jenkins Realty, to a United Real Estate franchise in Greenville. Joshua B. Mauney wed Lindy A. Johnson on January 17 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. He is president of The Paragon Companies Inc., Raleigh. The Rev. Latonya McIver is pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Roxboro. She was associate minister at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. Jerry David Walton was promoted to senior vice president of BB&T.
Karen Peaden Turnage Boyd received the Outstanding Service Award from Legal Aid of East Tennessee for her pro bono legal advocacy and assistance at estate planning and divorce clinics for the elderly, impoverished and low-income citizens of East Tennessee. Her law firm, Turnage Boyd Law PLLC, celebrated its first anniversary in September. Annie Cox is Durant Independent School District Teacher of the Year. She teaches algebra and statistics at Durant High School, Durant, Okla. Air Force Airman Michael K. Harper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Alan Adams opened Thirsty Bruin, a bottle shop and upscale bar in downtown New Bern. Dr. Chesley “Chess” Gray Black IV ’00 ’08, executive director of university IT service management at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, earned his doctorate in higher education administration at Northeastern University, Boston. Kelvin Cyrus is an assistant superintendent with Wilson County Schools. Katie Matthews Elder is sales integration manager and senior vice president at Bank of North Carolina in Charlotte. Nakisha Watson Floyd ’00 ’02 is chair of the computer information technologies department at Nash Community College. Laurel Wiers, a licensed marriage and family therapist, wrote Betrayed, Not Broken to help women heal from infidelity. Nathan Yang, a senior director of business development with Charlotte Motor Speedway, received the 2014 Salesperson of the Year award.
Matthew Robinson ’09, a fourth-grade math teacher at Northwest Elementary, was named the Farm Bureau-Pitt County Schools 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.
Kathryn Cargile ’93, a science teacher at Hope Middle School, was first runner-up. The other finalists included Kristen Coleman ’08, C.M. Eppes Middle School; Jill White ’93 ’99, Elmhurst Elementary School; and Julia Lynch ’90, Belvoir.
Swirls & Twirls
A poster by Nicole Agresto ’14 - “Swirls & Twirls” - won the People's Choice award in the poster contest for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro in January.
Matthew Windsor '07 was named to CableFax Magazine’s inaugural Over-Under List recognizing budding young leaders in the cable television industry. He is a senior publicist for Animal Planet television network working at the Discovery Communications global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.
Center of Excellence
Joseph Biggers ’02 ’04 is director of administrative operations for the NIH-funded Mobile Sensor Data-To-Knowledge Center of Excellence, a $10.8 million grant as part of the Big Data to Knowledge initiative. MD2K is a consortium of 12 universities and university medical centers headquartered at the University of Memphis.