Donald M. Lewis (Col '89 L/M) received recognition from the U.S. News & World Report as one of its “Top Doctors” for orthopedic hand surgery. He is currently practicing orthopedic sports medicine and hand surgery in Walnut Creek, Calif. Dr. Lewis is married with two children, Vienna, 5, and Reid, 3. He enjoys skiing, triathlons and fly fishing.
Randolph S. Sergent (Engr '89, Law '95 L/M) is vice president and deputy general counsel of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, located in Baltimore.
Steve Shepard (Col '89, Grad '90 L/M) is currently the commanding officer of the Navy Element and director of the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center at the Defense Intelligence Agency. He assumed command following deployment on the USS Enterprise in 2011. While on the Enterprise, he supported Operation Enduring Freedom and multiple counterpiracy operations.
Joe Perry Sutton (Grad '89 ) received the James Poteet Leadership Award from the national Council for Exceptional Children’s Council for Educational Diagnostic Services division at its annual membership social in Denver in April 2012. Acknowledging his dedication to the assessment profession, CEDS named Mr. Sutton the “Father of the Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician” for his work in establishing the NCED credential in 2007. He presently serves as project director and principal investigator of Project CREATE with the South Carolina Department of Education.
Christopher Bonastia (Col '89 L/M) published a book, Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, with the University of Chicago Press in 2012. He is an associate professor of sociology at Lehman College and the City University of New York Graduate Center in New York. This is his second book.
Jim Reed (Col '89 L/M) received the 2012 Outstanding General Counsel Award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Georgia chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Reid serves as chief legal counsel for YKK Corporation of America in Atlanta.
Ted Donnelly (Col ’89 L/M) took command of Regional Support Command-North, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, in Balkh Province, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2012.
Ann Gibson (Col ’89 L/M) is a commun-ications coordinator in the Office of the Governor in Frankfort, Ky. She lives with her husband, Dave Baker, and their son, Jefferson, 6, in Shelbyville, Ky.
Ted C. Craig (Col ’89 L/M) was recognized in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. He specializes in business litigation at GrayRobinson in Miami.
Timothy J. Moran (Col ’89) is a partner in the project finance area of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. Mr. Moran’s practice focuses on infrastructure project development and finance.
Nathan Finch (Col ’89, Law ’92) was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the areas of Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products; Personal Injury Plaintiff: General; and Securities Litigation. Mr. Finch practices with Motley Rice.
Suzanne Gannon (Col ’89 L/M) had her first book, In the Garden, published by Melcher Media. The book includes Ms. Gannon’s essays alongside photography by Stacy Bass.
Kathleen Donohue (Grad ’89, ’94) had a book, Liberty and Justice for All?: Rethinking Politics in Cold War America, published by the University of Massachusetts Press.
Carolyn White (Col ’89 L/M) has been selected to the 2012 Class of “Influential Women of Virginia,” a recognition sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Media. Ms. White’s practice focuses exclusively in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning, probate and elder law. Ms. White is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation.
Preston Green (Col ’89 L/M) co-authored an education policy brief titled “Chartering Equity: Using Charter School Legislation and Policy to Advance Equal Educational Opportunity” for the National Education Policy Center. The Huffington Post featured his brief. Mr. Green is the Batschelet chaired professor of educational administration and professor of education and law at Penn State.
Michael L. Goodove (Com ’89) was recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers in 2012 in the area of personal injury law. He is a partner in the Norfolk law firm of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove.
Robert W. Hall (Arch ’89 L/M) is vice president of construction for the Raleigh, N.C., office of Clancy & Theys Construction Co. Mr. Hall has been with the company for 14 years.
Carin M. Smilk (Col ’89 L/M) and her husband, Michael, welcomed their fourth child, Asa Emile, on June 1, 2011. Asa joins brothers Ezra Alain, 11; Eli Maurice, 8; and Avner Henri, 3. The family resides in Wayne, Pa.
Carper Cole (Col ’89 L/M) and his wife, Heather, welcomed a son, David “Buck” Carper, on Oct. 7, 2011. Buck is the nephew of William C. Cole IV (Col ’87) and the grandson of the late William C. Cole III (Col ’59 L/M), for whom he is named. Mr. Cole and his family live in Pawleys Island, S.C., where they own Pawleys Island Mercantile, Home of The Candy Cottage.
Stephanie Chapwick Smith (Col ’89 L/M) was selected by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 25 Women Lawyers in Virginia” and as a Super Lawyer in the category of business/corporate law. Ms. Smith is a shareholder with the law firm of Poole Mahoney in Virginia Beach.
Dawn Bryant Crim (Col ’89 L/M) is the associate dean for external relations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Education. In May 2011, Ms. Crim was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.
Dan DeGregory (Col ’89, Grad ’91 L/M) has spent the past year touring nationally with the Roy Jay Band, and has performed on both coasts with The Electricians. Most recently, Mr. DeGregory has shared the stage with notable acts Little Feat, The Radiators and Donna the Buffalo.
Kendall Jones (Col ’89 L/M) was an attorney coach for the mock trial team at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The team won its county and state championships and finished in 16th place overall at the national level. This fall Ms. Jones will appear as a principal performer in an episode of Hung on HBO. She lives in Thousand Oaks with her husband and three children.
Laurie Bassin Abeel (Grad ’89, Educ ’99) received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award from the University of Mary Washington. She is an associate professor of graduate education and program director for advanced licensure. She is also the affiliate director of Destination ImagiNation Virginia.
Tracy Shackelford (Col ’89) is a financial representative of Northwestern Mutual in Williamsburg, Va. She is associated with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network: The Virginia Peninsula Group. She resides in Williamsburg with her husband, Harold Philipsen; and two children. She is the daughter of Vivian Taylor Shackelford (Nurs ’64) and sister of Britton Shackelford (Col ’90).
Carolyn A. White (Col ’89 L/M) is a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. Ms. White is one of 22 fellows selected in 2011. Her practice, White and McCarthy, focuses on estate planning, long-term care planning, probate and elder law.
Preston Green (Col ’89 L/M), a professor of education and law at Penn State University, now holds the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II endowed professorship of educational administration.
Jerry Dunnavant (Com ’89 L/M) is director of new business development at Access Advertising & Public Relations.
Gretchen Pierce (Col ’89 L/M) is internal communications manager at the Tate galleries in England. Based at the Tate Britain, she is responsible for employee communications among staff and volunteers at all four Tate galleries (Britain, Modern, St Ives and Liverpool). She was previously internal communications manager at the British Heart Foundation and received her master’s degree in arts management from City University in London in May 2007.
Liz Bard Lindley (Col ’89 L/M) has launched Lindley PR, a public relations agency serving law firms and other businesses nationwide.
Trent Watts (Grad ’89), an associate professor of American studies at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, has just had his book One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890-1920, published by the University of Tennessee Press. He is also the author of White Masculinity in the Recent South, which was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2008.
Drew Emery (Grad ’89) directed his first feature film, Inlaws & Outlaws. The film is being distributed by the Hearts + Minds Campaign, which makes the film available to nonprofits, schools and congregations.
Michael D. Steger (Col ’89, Grad ’93, Law ’93) is managing partner of the law offices of Michael D. Steger, PC in New York City. He was recognized as the “Best Intellectual Property Lawyer for Growing Businesses” by New York Enterprise Report magazine. Mr. Steger focuses on trademark, copyright, entertainment and litigation matters.
"Clients keep me busy with questions like, "How do we compel people to use less energy? Drive hybrid vehicles? Save for retirement? Take their medication?" I would definitely appreciate hearing from you if you think you have any of the answers. I live in Hingham, Mass, where I am tolerated by my wife Debra and occasionally outwit my daughter, Lauren, a toddler."
John “Mike” Walker (Col ’89 L/M) founded Beacon Consultants Network Inc., a consulting firm specializing in effecting human behavior change, in 2002. He helps clients create programs, products and services that change the way groups of people act. Mr. Walker lives in Hingham, Mass., with his wife, Debra, and his daughter, Lauren.
Lane Thomasson DeGregory (Col ’89, Grad ’95) received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for her narrative feature, “A Girl in the Window”, cited as a “moving, richly detailed story of a neglected little girl, found in a roach-infested room, unable to talk or feed herself, who was adopted by a new family committed to her nurturing.” A former editor-in-chief of The Cavalier Daily, Ms. DeGregory has been a staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times since 2000. Her stories have appeared in the Best Newspaper Writing editions of 2000, 2004 and 2006. She has been a speaker at the Nieman Narrative Conference at Harvard and has received more than a dozen national awards, including the 2008 American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for non-deadline writing and the 2007 Ernie Pyle Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation for human-interest writing.