On April 24, 2022, Ronn McFarlane (C ’75) performed at the Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland.
On May 7, 2022, Thomas Wilkins (C ’78) was presented an honorary doctorate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s commencement ceremony. Wilkins also delivered commencement remarks to the conservatory’s class of 2022 during the ceremony. (Pictured to the right.)
Lisa Bellamy (AS ’91), a Gospel/Jazz singer/songwriter, released a new single, “In This House,” in January 2022.
On April 1, 2022, Matt Conner (C ’97) and his husband, Stephen Gregory Smith, performed their original songs at the The Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Concert, which celebrated musicians from the Washington, D.C. area.
On April 26, 2022, Robert Marple (AS ’01) was named the 2021-22 Loudoun County Public School Principal of the Year.
Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Bronwen Landless (C ’04, C ’13), Ph.D., MT-BC, facilitated a continuing education seminar, “Creative Ways to Incorporate Music in the Therapeutic Process,” for licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers and other care professionals working with people experiencing mental illness in a variety of mental health settings.
Kyle Weary (C ’05, C ’08) earned his Doctorate degree in music education from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. His dissertation was titled, “Skills Sequencing in Music Literacy Instruction: A National Survey of the Pedagogy Practices of Secondary Choral Directors.” In April 2022, Kyle also presented on teaching music literacy to choral singers at the Pennsylvania State Music Educators Association Conference. (Pictured to the left.)
Natasha Davis (C ’07) was appointed the special assistant to the president for strategic planning and compliance for Houghton College in Houghton, New York.
On April 22, 2022, Courtney Jones (C ’09) performed with the Gateways Brass Collective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as part of the Gateways Around the Town Series. (Pictured to the right.)
Hisham Al-Aali (B ’11) was featured in Arab News’ article, “Who’s Who: Hisham Al-Aali, VP of HR and shared services at Nana”.
Brain Craft (C ’12) is the content marketing manager for CHAUVET Professional.
Christine McNeal Toole (C ’14) was cast in the lead role of Mary Poppins for Nashville Repertory Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” that ran from Thursday, April 28, through Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
On March 24, 2022, Amber McConnell Harrelson (N ’16) gave birth to her daughter, Amelia Jane Harrelson.
On July, 5, 2022, Gwenn Leatherman (N ’16, N ’20) opened her own primary care practice, Leatherman Healthcare, in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Pictured to the right.)
On Feb. 4, 2022, Christy Daily Linaburg (AS ’17) gave birth to her son, Walker James Linaburg. (Pictured to the left.)
Zachary Bigelow (C ’18) was cast in the national tour of “Anastasia: The Musical.” Bigelow will start as a swing for the tour and eventually perform in the ensemble and cover the role of Dmitry.
Annie Griggs (C ’19) was named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year.
Katie Carper Lamb (EL ’19), Quarles Elementary School third-grade teacher, was named Winchester Public Schools teacher of the year for the 2021-22 school year.
Kayla O’Connell (AS ’19, HP ’20) is a resident athletic trainer for UF Health in Gainesville, Florida.
Amber Colvin (AS ’21, EL ’21) and Christopher Lambert (AS ’21) got engaged at the fireworks display during 95th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® on April 29, 2022. (Pictured to the right.)
Kathleen Kiracofe Coffman (AS ’45) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away on April 19, 2022.
Pauline Lotts Brumfield (AS ’49) of Staunton, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 21, 2022.
Clinton Hensley (D ’49) of Virginia, passed away on Dec. 31, 2021.
John Dillon Wood, Jr. (C ’52) of Nokesville, Virginia, passed away on Dec. 30, 2019.
John E. Colona (C ’61) of Bourne, Massachusetts, passed away on April 5, 2022.
Joan B. Eckenrode (C ’61) of York, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 6, 2021.
Gerald A. Fisher (AS ’62) of Edinburg, Virginia, passed away on Sept. 17, 2021.
Henry T. Levi (AS ’62) of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, passed away on Dec. 5, 2021.
D. Keith Miller (C ’67) of Kilmarnock, Virginia, passed away on March 28, 2022.
Edward P. Seeger (C ’74) of Falls Church, Virginia,passed away on Oct. 6, 2021.
Deborahh K. Ferguson (HP ’76) of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on May 2, 2022.
Kathleen Rheingans Schneider (AS ’79) of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on Sept. 23, 2021.
Cecilia K. Diehl (AS ’82) of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on April 22, 2022.
Janet L. Greene (AS ’88) of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on April 3, 2022.
Kenneth M. Burks, Sr. (B ’89) of Stephens City, Virginia, passed away on April 20, 2022.
Barbara Londell Wheeler (HP ’00) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed away on May 27, 2021.
Jill N. Peters (AS ’05) of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 28, 2021.
Natalie Tempe Brown (P ’11) of Vass, North Carolina, passed away on Dec. 14, 2021.