On Oct. 20, Joel Puckett’s (C ’99) “Short Stories” concerto was performed by the Reading Symphony Orchestra at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Shenandoah University School of Education & Leadership Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership Studies Faith Power (AS ’02), Ph.D., is the executive director of The Laurel Center in Winchester, Virginia.
Emelie Faith Thompson (C ’09) played the role of Siobhan in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” at the Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.
Kevin Cornell (AS ’10) was named 2018 Coach of the Year by the East District Golf Coaches Association.
In October, Kyle Feldman (AS ’11, B ’11, HP ’14) was elected as a Virginia Physical Therapy Association delegate.
On Oct. 25, Britney Wetherington Mobley (HP ’11) was inducted into the Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame.
Whitney Rheins (HP ’12) accepted a position at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical Center Critical Care Hospital in the acute care department as a physical therapist in Richmond, Virginia.
Kathleen Yancey Thompson (AS ’13) and her husband, Devon Thompson welcomed their son, Hayes Alan Thompson, into the world on Oct.15. Baby Hayes weighed eight pounds, three ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.
In August, Alexandria Gosnell (HP ’15, HP ’16) accepted a position at Rapid Rehabilitation as program director and physical therapist in Winchester, Virginia.
In June, Lauren Stroman (C ’15, C ’16) accepted a position at the Sarasota Ballet as development officer in Sarasota, Florida.
On June 3, 2017, Chelsea Wert (N ’15) married Brandon Witherspoon in front of family and friends at the Blue Mountain Lodge in Linden, Virginia. The two met at while Wert was pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Shenandoah.
In June, Frankie Ramirez (C ’16) accepted a position at Kate Lumpkin Casting in New York, New York.
Megan Tripp (AS ’16, HP ’18) and Marissa Schneider (HP ’18) each accepted physical therapist positions with Fox Rehabilitation. Tripp works in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Schneider works in the Central Pennsylvania area.
On Aug. 5, Annie Wong (C ’16) married Andrew Ma in front of family and friends, including Shenandoah University alumni Thomas Joseph (C ’17), Meng Shi (N ’17), Ally Jefferson (AS ’18), Aaron Seagle (N ’18), and Cheryl Woleslagle, administrative assistant to the dean of Shenandoah Conservatory, and her husband Ron, at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom in Toronto, Canada.
In October, alumni came back to campus to meet and network with current students about potential careers at their places of business. These events were: Physical Therapy Job Fair: Jeff Botta (HP ’10), Kayla Buechner (AS ’15, HP ’18), Natalia Carter (AS ’06, HP ’13), Chris Gettle (N ’16), John Gillis (HP ’96), Darcy Higgins (HP ’18), Sam Jamison (HP ’99, HP ’07), Jessica Williams Lamont (HP ’02, HP ’04), Coleman Lumpkin (HP ’17), Chris Pendleton (HP ’14), Sarah Weimer (HP ’09), Alyssa White (B ’18) and Leslie Williams (HP ’10); Nursing Career Fair: Ekemini Emah (N ’09), Jayne James (HP ’11) and Alyssa White (B ’18).
William S. Dean (AS ’53) of Ormond Beach, Florida, passed away on Sept. 27, 2018. After serving in the Navy and attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute, now known as Virginia Tech, Dean went to work in the automotive field. He owned a service station and a repair shop, was a management consultant for the National Automobile Dealers Association, and served as a Ford Motor Company representative. While with Ford Motor Co., Dean was in charge of the White House Armored Vehicles Division during President Richard M. Nixon’s administration. Upon retiring to Florida, he and his son, Roger opened Dean’s Auto Outlet in Holly Hill. Dean and his wife Ruth participated in cruise-ins and shows throughout the state, earning numerous awards. Along with being a long time member of the Mustang Club of America, he was a charter member of the Daytona Mustang Club, serving terms as a board of director, member and president. Dean was also a faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church. Dean is survived by his wife Ruth; children, Roger, Blair and Debbie; stepson Rick Obsitnik; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Larry G. Correll (C ’95, C ’98) of Frederick County, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 1, 2018. With his love of music, Correll was an educator of music in middle schools, high schools, and colleges in Texas, as well as Augusta County and Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. He was an adjunct professor of music education at Southwest Texas State University and Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He was also an instructor/clinician for Shenandoah University’s Church Music Institute. As a church organist, Correll served St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Canyon Lake, Texas, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Texas. In Virginia, his exceptional talent as an organist was shared with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Staunton, Bethany Lutheran Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, Music at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester, and most recently, he served the First Baptist Church in Winchester for ten years. He is survived by with his wife of 24 years, Sue Ellen Christian; sister, Lexie Gilchrist; aunt, Jeannie Apel; sister-in-law, Virginia Tierney; and beloved Dachshunds, Pepper and Dexter.
Douglas Wayne “Buster” Ramos (B ’88) of Maurertown, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 10, 2018. During Ramos’ life, he gave many dedicated years of service to the United States Navy. He was a member of the Giles B. Cook Post 53 of the American Legion in Front Royal, Virginia. Ramos held many offices throughout his tenure, including department sergeant at arms, department vice commander, state commander from 2011-2012, and was a member of the finance committee and sons of the american legion. He also served on additional committees at the national level. Ramos is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Sharon Ramos; one son, Douglas W. Ramos Jr.; two daughters, Elizabeth Gabriel Pope and Laura Ramos Hammersley; one brother, James Turner Sealock ; one sister, Juanita Birchfield; and eight grandchildren.
Jo Law Maulden (C ’48) of Concord, North Carolina, passed away on Nov. 5, 2018. After marrying her husband C.L. Maulden, she began her life as a homemaker in the Winecoff community. Like her mother, Maulden was a great cook and baker. In addition to making cookies and candies for family and friends each holiday season, she employed her bread-baking skills to support her church’s fund-raising and visitation programs for more than 27 years. After attending the Shenandoah, Maulden continued her involvement in music as she taught piano, served as choir director for Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church for a number of years, and sang with the Forest Hill United Methodist Church choir as well as with The Singing Saints. She worked as secretary at Carolina Coin Caterers and Coca Cola, Inc. and R. Brown McAllister Elementary School. Maulden is survived by her husband of 71 years, C.L. “Cy” Maulden; her sons, Dennis C. Maulden and David P. Maulden; daughter, Margaret Anne Maulden; two grandchildren, Charles S. Maulden and Jonathan A. Maulden; and two great-grandchildren, Easton and Eloise “Ellie Jo.”
Mervil E. Daughtry (D ’57) of Lexington, South Carolina, passed away on May 21, 2018.