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Spring 2018

Glovers Gregory Glover, BS ’89, and son Colson Glover, an incoming biochemistry student, of Lewisburg, W.Va., proudly display the Mountaineer flag in Paradise Valley, Montana in September 2017.

McGee Wedding   Elizabeth McGee, BS ’12, and Michael Stonaker, BS ’12, of Long Island, N.Y., were married May 27, 2017 at Westbury Manor, Westbury, N.Y. McGee is the social media manager at 1800Flowers.com while Stonaker works as a logistics manager at Pernod Ricard.
OlmsteadMarlin Olmstead, 6, of Morgantown, W.Va., roots on the Mountaineers in their win over Iowa State on Nov. 4, 2017. Marlin is the son of Adrian Kiger and Don Olmstead. Marlin’s grandfather was the late Vaughn Kiger, former president of the WVU Board of Governors and Alumni Association.
Jeff Reynolds
What has bigger hair? The Mountaineer’s beard or the kid’s flat top?
Jeff Reynolds (right), 11, of Charleston, W.Va., poses with the Mountaineer, Trevor Kiess, at the Charleston Civic Center. Jeff is the
son of Annette Tabit Reynolds, who studied nursing at WVU in 1985.

1963

Bob Lively, BA, Toms Brook, Va., celebrated his 80th birthday with friends and family Dec. 23, 2017. Lively played linebacker and fullback for WVU football from 1956 to 1961.
Lively

1971

Etta Orr Zasloff, MS, Hope Valley, R.I., released a children’s book, “Beginning with Xs and Os: The Evolution of the Alphabet,” that tells a fictional story of the development of the alphabet. She taught public school for 34 years in Marion County, W.Va., before retiring.

1985

Peter Murray, MD, Jacksonville, Fla., was elected president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for a one-year term. He is also professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

1993

Fran Bennett Clark, BS, MA ’01, Blacksburg, Va., is the new leader for both the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs at Virginia Tech. She previously directed the Upward Bound Program at WVU for 10 years.

1997

Matt Lewellyn, BS, MA ’01, Parkersburg, W.Va., was elected an owner of engineering and architecture firm Burgess & Niple. He is currently senior project manager in the Parkersburg office and oversees transportation projects in West Virginia.

2000

Barbara Laugh, MA, Harrisville, W.Va., was named a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading/Language Arts-Early and Middle Childhood. She has taught preschool in Ritchie County for 20 years.

2002

Margaux Kaynard, BA, Atlanta, Ga., was named HR Leader of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management Georgia State Council. Kaynard serves as a vice president of human resources at Rural Sourcing, Inc.

Joshua Kelly, BS, Richmond, Va., was promoted to partner at Hirschler Fleischer. Kelly focuses on tax planning, estate planning and trust and estate administration. 

Bradley Ridpath, PhD, The Plains, Ohio, released his latest book “Alternative Models of Sports Development in America.” He is a professor in the College of Business at Ohio University.

2004

Matthew S. Russell, BS, Canonsburg, Pa., was promoted to principal at Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC.

2006

Rani A. Habash, BS, Washington, D.C., was elected partner of global law firm Dechert LLP. Habash advises clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. 

2010

Jamie Barnhart, BS, Fairfax, Va., has been hired as a construction manager at Dewberry’s Fairfax headquarters. 

2014

Joni Deutsch, BA, Charlotte, N.C., will participate in the Online News Association’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program. She was one of 25 chosen from around the world to take part in the program for women pushing digital innovation. She is currently producer for on-demand content and audience engagement at WFAE in Charlotte.

Unions

Amanda Webster, BS ’05, MA ’11, and Alan Patterson, BS ’11, of Morgantown, W.Va., celebrated their wedding at Rockland Estates, Fairplay, Md., on June 17, 2017.

Births/Adoptions

Sam Fox
Sam Eduard to Stephanie J. (Toth) Fox, BS ’05 and ’06, and John Fox, Gaithersburg Md. Grandparents are Charles G. Toth, BS ’66, and Larissa M. (Muiznieks) Toth, BS ’75. 


Vincent Steele Vincent Antonio to Beverly Steele, BA ’11, MA ’14, and Eric Steele, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Deaths

John “Jack” Boyd, BS ’58, golf team member, Port Orange, Fla., Dec. 7, 2017. 

Brian T. Bunecicky, BS ’14, Beaufort, S.C., Aug. 23, 2017.

Kathleen G. Catlin, BA ’69, Huntington, W.Va., Jan. 23, 2018.

Class Notes Archive

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