Susan Cusick-Carpenter (AS ’82, HP ’84) recently received a promotion and will now work as the assistant vice president of healthcare claims at StarStone Specialty Insurance Company in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Fay Shadley-Mullin (AS ’93, B ’18) started a new position as a program manager in the laboratory at Valley Health Urgent Care in Winchester, Virginia, on April 4, 2020. Her daughter, Kirsten Mullin (B ’19), is a graduate of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and her son, Nathan Mullin, will begin school at Shenandoah University in fall 2020.
Rachel Sigel-Domenico (HP ’99) was featured in an article in The Journal (Martinsburg, West Virginia) titled “On the frontlines: COVID-19 from a nurse’s perspective,” for her role as a nurse practitioner at Jefferson Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lisa Wisecarver Robertson (AS ’00) was awarded Winchester Public School’s Teacher of the Year award on April 28, 2020. Nancy “Nan” Keller Bryant (AS ’91, EL ’11), principal of Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School in Winchester, Virginia, presented the award to Robertson.
Karen Chasteen Siler (AS ’02) and her husband, Gregory, welcomed a daughter, Mary Bernadette, on Oct. 10, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia. (Pictured to the left.)
Judith Stambaugh (HP ’05, ’09, ’10) began working as the director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) disaster tent and the Shauck Overflow unit at Carroll Hospital Center/Carroll Health Group in Westminster, Maryland, on April 10, 2020. (Pictured to the right.)
Jon Hoffman (AS ’06) will start a new position as special education admin designee and department chair for Prince William County Schools in Woodbridge, Virginia, in July 2020. He and his wife, Michelle, who were married in April 2019, welcomed a daughter, Brielle Marie, on April 1, 2020. (Pictured to the left.)
Kyle Feldman (AS ’11, B ’11, HP ’14) and Aaron Hartstein (HP ’17) were published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; their paper was titled “Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in a Patient with Shoulder Pain.”
Brenda Miller Walton (EL ’12) was named the new principal of William Monroe Middle School in Stanardsville, Virginia.
Cameron Bolton (HP ’14) was published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation; her paper was titled “The Effects of Therapeutic Exercise With and Without Mobilization in Participants with Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Desiree Dabney (C ’14) began working as the theatre arts teacher for Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia, in August 2019. She will be seen on screen in the show, “Swagger,” about basketball player, Kevin Durant. The show will air on Apple TV and CBS in the coming months.
DeShawna Kyle Hopkins (B ’14) and Kye Hopkins (AS ’15, EL ’17) welcomed their second child, Kalani Rose, on April 20, 2020. (Pictured to the right.)
Caroline Madden (C ’14) began working as an editorial assistant at Passion River Films in Warren, New Jersey, in March 2020. She published a book, “Springsteen as Soundtrack: The Sound of the Boss in Film and Television,” and will be getting married to Stephen Bonevitch in May 2021. (Pictured to the left.)
Katherine Bain (HP ’15) has completed her didactic coursework as a second-year doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. In October 2019, she presented at the International Ankle Symposium in Amsterdam, Netherlands; her presentation was called “Regional Interdependence: A Multi-Modal Approach for Chronic Ankle Instability Examination.”
3 Doors Down band member, Justin Biltonen, released a new song called “Worth Hanging Onto,” which was written by Taylor Wagner (AS ’15).
Garret Wooddell (B ’15) works as a player affairs coordinator for the NFL Players Association. He was recently featured on the company’s LinkedIn page in an article called “Getting to Know Garrett Wooddell.”
TJ Maher (C ’16) hosted a free guitar lesson on April 20, 2020, in a Live Stream hosted by The Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Vanessa Sousa Schuster (AS ’16, HP ’19) was accepted into the Northwestern University Orthopedic Residency.
Alec Sparks (C ’16) was featured in an article by DC Theatre Scene called “Woolly Mammoth uses its 3-D printer to help hospitals save lives,” published on April 4, 2020. The article discusses how he used a 3-D printer at Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., to create parts for face shields used by medical professionals. (Pictured to the left.)
Darrell Thompson (AS ’16) re-signed with the Schaumburg Boomers in the Frontier League this season and was featured in an article in the Winchester Star on April 7, 2020, titled “Sherando grad Thompson continues grinding away in minors.”
Joshlyn Harris (C ’17, ’19) works as the director of therapeutic recreation at Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg, Virginia. She welcomed a daughter, Charlotte Everly, Jan. 8, 2020.
Christine Daily Linaburg (AS ’17) and her husband, Justin, welcomed a daughter, Lila Marie, on March 18, 2020. (Pictured to the right.)
Jake Payne (B ’17) was featured in an article by the Northern Virginia Daily titled “Former SU standout Payne ‘100 percent focused’ on NFL after XFL closes doors,” where he discusses his goals for the NFL.
Dick Bowman (D ’47), of Shenandoah County, Virginia, passed away on June 14, 2018. He was a well-known businessman and farmer. In 1955, he and his older brother formed Bowman Brothers, a John Deere tractor and equipment dealership in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, and he also began an Angus cattle and sheep operation. He served on many boards and received many awards for his lifelong service. He was a member of Otterbein Chapel United Methodist Church in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, since 1950. He is survived by his three children, five grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and one brother.
James Gray (D ’55) passed away on April 14, 2020. He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in the U.S. Army and in the Maryland Reserve. During his career, he worked for Pan Am Airways and then, after retiring, he worked as a seasonal park ranger in Sequoia and Yellowstone National Parks. Jim also was a member of many organizations including the Knight’s Templar Commandery in Rockville, Maryland, and the General Smallwood chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as chaplain in the Masonic Lodge in Kensington, Maryland, and was a ruling elder and trustee in the Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington, Maryland. He is survived by his daughter, three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two sisters and many more extended family members.
Helen Koontz Hottel (D ’55) passed away March 6, 2016. She taught in the Rockingham County School System in Virginia; she worked at Dayton Elementary School, John Wayland Middle School and Wilbur Pence Middle School. After retiring from teaching, she worked for the Virginia Employment Commission. She was a member of Dayton United Methodist Church in Dayton, Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley Chapter #76 Order of the Eastern Star, the Rockingham County Education Association and the National Education Association. She is survived by two children, two grandchildren, one step-granddaughter and four great grandchildren.
Lora May Bartlett Sayres (D ’55) passed away on March 3, 2017. She was very involved in her husband’s ministry and was a member of Cowarts Baptist Church in Cowarts, Alabama. She is survived by three daughters, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a sister.
Elnora Gill Grubb (C ’60), of Purcellville, Virginia, passed away on Nov. 26, 2017. She was a member of the Leesburg United Methodist Church in Leesburg, Virginia, and she taught music for many years in Northern Virginia. She also worked for the Federal Aviation Administration in Leesburg, Virginia. She is survived by two children, a sister and five grandchildren.
Stanley Bryer (C ’63), of Smithtown, New York, passed away on Feb. 15, 2019.
Marie DeHaven Prosser (B ’76), of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on April 13, 2020 at the age of 101. Marie worked for the federal government until her retirement in 1978. She worked for organizations such as USAIC and FEMA. She travelled a lot during her life, even living in Okinawa and France. She is survived by her son, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Daniel Strosnider (B ’81), of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on June 25, 2019. After 31 years of service, Daniel retired from First Virginia Bank, where he served as the vice president. He was a member of the Strasburg Fire Department, where he served as a former chief for 10 years. He was a member and former captain for 10 years at the Strasburg Vol. Rescue Squad and a member of the Strasburg Christian Church. He is survived by his wife and son.
Catherine Farr Scott (C ’93), of Prior Lake, Minnesota, passed away on March 30, 2020. Catherine was a performer and singer her whole life. Her career kicked off when she joined the quintet Five by Design in 1997; she toured the world as a singer in Five by Design and happily dedicated her life to music. She is survived by her husband, her son, her parents, two brothers and her dog, Jaxon.
Donna Cook Horan (HP ’84, N ’97), of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away on April 28, 2020. As a registered nurse, Donna worked many places in Woodstock, Virginia, during her career, including Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah County Jail, Northwestern Community Services and Valley Behavioral Health. She was the organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Virginia, for 27 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, three brothers and six grandchildren.
Barbara Wilson Simpson (C ’97), of Fairfax, Virginia, passed away on Dec. 3, 2019. Barbara was an organist all of her life and had a deep love for her home of New England. She is survived by her husband, two children and two grandchildren.
Eleanor Hurst Tracy (AS ’99) passed away on May 7, 2013. She worked as a tour guide for the Frederick County Historical Society in Winchester, Virginia. She is survived by two sisters, a step-daughter and three step-grandchildren.