Kenneth Van Meter, BS, Cumming, Ga., is now a client partner in
the natural resources and chemicals sector for Capgemini America.
His areas of focus include cloud computing, digital manufacturing,
big data and artificial intelligence. He and his wife Beth have five
children and six grandchildren.
Robert Kittle, BS, La Jolla, Calif., is a journalist who spent more
than two decades as editorial page editor of the San Diego Union
Tribune. Kittle has authored “Franciscan Frontiersmen: How Three
Adventurers Charted the West.”
Brenda Moore, BS, Oak Hill, W.Va., has been named third vice
president of National Garden Clubs, the largest volunteer
gardening organization in the world. In this role, Moore will support
and promote Plant America, an initiative that focuses on gardening
with an emphasis on community service.
James Christina, BA, Cockeysville, Md., became executive director/
CEO of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Kevin Wood, MS, Fairfax, Va., has been promoted to vice president of
the Fairfax office of Dewberry, a privately held professional services
firm. As a water and wastewater engineer with more than 33 years of
experience, Wood is responsible for overall project delivery for water
services projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
George Schuller Jr., BS, South Brisbane, Australia, was named
president of Peabody Energy Australia. Schuller will have executive
responsibility for Peabody’s Australia operating platform, which
includes overseeing the areas of health and safety, operations, sales
and marketing, product delivery and support functions.
Johnathan Holifield, BA, Cleveland, Ohio, is a former Mountaineer
football captain who recently authored, “The Future Economy
and Inclusive Competitiveness: How Demographic Trends and
Innovation Can Create Economic Prosperity for All Americans.”
Jennifer Manton, BS, New York City, N.Y., has been selected by
the Legal Marketing Association for induction into the LMA 2017
Hall of Fame. Manton is chief marketing and business development
officer for New York law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel.
… David Thomas, PhD, Wheeling, W.Va., retired after 31 years
at West Liberty University. He began teaching there in 1985 and
served two years as interim chair of the Department of Humanities.
He taught mostly American literature, freshman composition,
creative writing and poetry. Students voted him West Liberty’s
Professor of the Year four times.
The Rev. Greg Bolt, MS, Red Wing, Minn., and his wife, the Rev.
Heidi Bolt, have been called to serve as designated co-pastors at
First Presbyterian Church in Red Wing.
John F. Walko, BS, Philadelphia, Pa., is a lawyer with Hamburg,
Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin. He was named to the 2017
Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.
David G. Lorenzi, EdD, is associate professor in the Department
of Kinesiology, Heath and Sport Science at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, where he directs the Special Needs Activity Program.
He was appointed as executive director of the Phi Epsilon Kappa
fraternity and editor of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal.
Kasey Johnson, BS, Orlando, Fla., is a family wellness chiropractor who’s
launched a podcast called “The Unlock Wellness Podcast,” in which she
interviews health experts including WVU alumni. Her podcast is among
the Top 100 Podcasts for Alternative Health on iTunes.
William Bane, EMBA, Panama City, Fla., became vice president of
internal audit for Tydall Federal Credit Union. He also became a
licensed certified public accountant in Florida.
Danny Young, MBA, Florence, S.C., purchased the Extreme Çheer
and Tumble franchise after four years of supporting his daughter in
the sport at the organization.
Logan Alexander to Rishona Campbell
, BA ’09,
Gracelynn Viola to Jillian Dworak, BA ’08, and Donald
Abbuhl, BS ’06, Henderson, Nev.
Gia Joie to Brandon Gruskiewicz, BA ’07, and wife
Jessica, BA ’07, EMBA ’14, Alexandria, Va.
Austin Joseph to Joseph Hecht, BA ’08, and Jamie,
Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Joseph L. Carlomagno
, BA ’49, McLean, W.Va., March 21, 2017.
Sarah Lewis Carter, BS ’38, Alderson, W.Va., May 16, 2017.
Dr. Robert Fidler, MD ’57, Port Charlotte, Fla., May 17, 2017.
Daniel Patrick Murray, BA ’09, Port Jefferson, N.Y., April 20, 2017.
Reginald D. Olson, MS ’82, Cleveland, Ohio, April 23, 2017.
Jeanne Stockdale Rymer, MA ’70, Wilmington, Del., May 29, 2017.