Richard Zeigler Craig, III (BS Mathematics ’07, MAT ’09, EDS Teaching and Learning ‘11) and Islen Elizabeth Price were united in marriage on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. on Watch Island in Clayton, N.Y. Richard is currently employed by the Columbia County Board of Education as a teacher at Greenbrier High School.
Monica Kim Vasquez (BA Communications ‘03) and Jeffrey William Slay were united in marriage on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken, S.C. Monica is currently employed by Morris Communications as a Retail Multimedia Representative, and is also a member of the Junior League of Augusta and Young Professionals of Augusta.
Randy Walworth (BA History ‘77) was recently recognized in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his ministry through Collins Memorial United Methodist Church. Collins Memorial was specifically recognized for its Wednesday night food pantry ministry. The article can be read at http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/collins-memorial-united-methodist-1246634.html.
Ben McCorkle (BA English ‘96) was recently featured in an article by Ohio State University at Marion for his work as a professor and his research into the history of human interaction and its relationship to communication technologies. McCorkle currently serves the university as an associate professor of English. The article can be read at http://osumarion.osu.edu/news/it-how-you-say-it.
Brooks Keel (BS Biology ‘78) was recently featured in a publication by the Medical College of Georgia Medicine on their Legacy of Leadership: ‘A look at some of our alumni, faculty and administrators and their leadership contributions to medicine.’ Brooks, a graduate of GHSU, was featured for his professional career as a scientist and a higher education administrator. He currently serves the state as President of Georgia Southern University.
Alesia E. Brown (BSED Middle Grades Education ‘00) was recently appointed to the position of Director of Human Resources at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC.
B. Todd Glover (MPA ‘98) was recently appointed by North Augusta’s Mayor, Lark Jones, to be the city’s new City Administrator. Glover previously served as assistant Aiken County administrator, and has lived in North Augusta for nine years with his wife, Jeanie, and daughters, Reagan and Morgan.
Timothy James Bernat (AAS Criminal Justice ’10, BA Criminal Justice ‘10) will be beginning his masters at UGA next fall in health administration. He currently serves as the Office Manager/Specialist at Augusta Buprenorphine Treatment.
David J. Elrod DMD (BA Psychology ‘01) graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia and set up a dental practice in Paducah, KY. Paducah is the hometown of his wife Dr. Sarah Shelton Elrod.
Brittany Henderson (BBA Accounting ‘11) was appointed to the role of Accounting Specialist with Savannah River Banking Company.
Scott Webster (BS Biology ‘04) was recently featured in an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his research on Alzheimer’s and vaccinations. Webster is currently a fifth year pharmacy doctoral student at Georgia Health Sciences University. The article can be read at http://www.ajc.com/jobs/taking-aim-at-alzheimers-1237503.html.
Brian S. Coursey (BBA Accounting ‘01) was recently sworn in to the South Carolina Bar on Monday, November 14th in Columbia, SC. Mr. Coursey practices primarily in the areas of taxation, estate planning, probate, as well as business and corporate law, including employee benefits.
Mary Elena Aceves (BA Political Science ‘07) received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland, with a concentration in business law. She is now licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland.
Lisa M. Gasque (BA Psychology ‘00) is currently a Major in the US Army with four combat tours to Iraq. In March 2011, Gasque adopted a son, Jacob, and is currently in the process of adopting a daughter, Brianna. She currently serves as the rear detachment Battalion Commander for a Military Police unit in Washington State.
Michael Parnell (BSED Early Childhood Education ‘11) recently published a children’s book for UGA fans entitled “Suga” about an orphaned bulldog who sets out on a journey to find a loving family. Along the way she runs into some ‘unsavory’ characters including an ugly old chicken (USC Gamecocks), a crazy cat named Tuck (UK Wildcats), and a cry baby gator (UF Gators). For more information please visit www.sugathebulldog.com.
David ‘Deke’ Copenhaver (BA Political Science ‘91) was recently named to Georgia Trend’s 2012 100 Most Influential Georgians. He currently serves as Mayor of Augusta, GA having been first elected in 2005 to serve out an unexpired term and being subsequently re-elected in 2006 and 2010. He and his wife Malisa live in Augusta with their two dogs, Surrey and Gracie Lynn.