Our alumni are doing great things all across the world. Alumni class notes will be updated every three months.  These updates are July - September 2016.

To submit a class note, please email Cayte Brown '08.



Ronijean Horton ’89 is working for AllyAign Health, a health insurance company in Richmond, VA. 



Josh Boytek ’96 married Fatine Othmane in May 2015.  They have a son, Martin Logan Boytek III (born in April 2016) and bought a 10-acre farm in Puerto Rico in March 2016. The farm is called Fina Familia and is a "permaculture-based" farm redevelopment project focused on local food security.  They participate in the WWOOF program, hosting volunteers to learn and work on our organic farm.  When in Richmond, VA, Josh is a landlord and Fatine is finishing her masters in Sociology from the University of Quebec at Montreal, while raising the little one.


Cherie James Winder ’98 got married on September 1, 2012 to Chris Winder and they have a son, Nolan, who will be 2 in October.  She currently works as a Public Health Program Analyst for the State of North Carolina and reside in Raleigh.



"Luciana 'Ciana' Bester (Baker) '03 completed residency in June 2016. She and her husband moved to Chesapeake, and she is currently a practicing Family Medicine Physician at Lakeview Pediatrics and Family Medicine in Suffolk.

Leigh Hedgepeth Cowan ’05 I graduated in May from the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg with a Master's in Florida Studies (Emergency Management) and started working for Pasco County, Florida as an Emergency Management Coordinator in August. She currently lives in St. Pete with her husband Dave, a NOAA Hurricane Hunter, and their golden lab, Daisy. 

Tripp Howerin ’06 married Melissa Morewitz on August 20, 2016.

Katherine Farrell ’07 got engaged to Richard Griffin ’06 on July 2, 2016.  Richard is currently a Newport News Firefighter and Katherine is in her second year of Medical School at Virginia College or Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.  They are planning a spring 2018 wedding.

Bollie McLemore Shiftlett ’07 married Charlie Shiftlett on June 18, 2016. Standing by her side as bridesmaids were Maria McLemore Beham '04, Jamie McLemore '09, Leah Wohlgemuth '07, and Meredith Grinnan Deafenbaugh '07. 

Leah Wohlgemuth ’07 married Yoni Glasser on May 14, 2016.

David Bonewell '09 is currently attending American University to get is Masters in Statistics. 

Aubrey Cross ’09 was sworn in to the Virginia State Bar by the Virginia Supreme Court in June 2016.

Phoebe Hitson '09 graduated from Old Dominion University with a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology. She was accepted into the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, where she will begin pursuing a Ph.D. in the fall of 2016. 

Madison Petsos ’09 married Alfonso Sciacchitano on September 24, 2016.  By her side as bridesmaids were alumni Carter Petsos ’11 and Clair Renn ’09

Annemarie Weaver ’09 recently joined the Norfolk Police Department.

Gordon Wolcott ’09 just started law school this fall at Regent University


Morgan Kempster ’10 is currently attending medical school.

Clare Parker ’10 is currently attending Duke Medical School

Emily Bennett ’11 is finishing up her masters at JMU and plans to work somewhere doing social media marketing.  She currently writes for the JMU Blog and works in the Admissions Office.

Ellen Bouchard ’12  has been accepted into the Stanford University PhD program in Neurobiology in September 2016.

Laura McCarthy ’12 graduated in May from UVA with a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance and Information Technology.  She is now working in Richmond at Harris Williams & Co. as an Analyst.

Jewell Porter ’12 graduated in May from Denison College and is now living in Cleveland working for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Sofia Anderson ’13 is currently living in the Grand Cayman and working as a Dive Instructor.