Deborah Wingert Phelps (C ’83) is the executive director of institutional effectiveness for Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas. In June, Phelps was awarded the 2022 Data Quality Award by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Nate Copland (AS ’85) is the vice president for intelligence technologies at Analytic Services, Inc. Copeland also serves on the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Board of Directors, on the advisory board of Joni and Friends Ohio and is a member of the Shenandoah Alumni Association Board of Directors. (Pictured to the left.)
In June 2022, Adjunct Associate Professor of Musicianship Charlene Romano (C ’91), M.M., and Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Embedded Music Theory Tutor Coordinator Rachel Short, Ph.D., presented at the 2022 Pedagogy into Practice Conference at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. (Pictured to the right.)
Ann Simpson (AS ’92) co-authored the revised second edition of “Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park: A Field Guide to the Park’s Wildflowers” with her husband, Rob.
In July 2022, Melissa Legge Mauck (C ’95, ’97) received a doctorate degree in higher education administration from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her dissertation is entitled, “Promoting Self-Regulated Learning and Intrinsic Motivation in the Middle School Choral Classroom Through e-Portfolio Assessment: A Qualitative Instrumental Case Study.” (Pictured to the left.)
Vernon Bock (AS ’96, ’98, ’00) was appointed chief operating officer for Prince William County Public Schools in Manassas, Virginia.
Jay Foreman (AS ’98) published a new children’s book entitled, “Greetings From Camp Wefowasa.” The Winchester Book Gallery is hosting a book signing for Jay on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Rachel Oneika Phillips (C ’00) returned to Broadway in the role of Joseph Hewes for the production of “1776: The Musical.” (Pictured to the right.)
On July 16, 2022, Jonathan A. Noyalas (AS ’01) led a well-attended tour at the university’s River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield to commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring. Noyalas used the tour as an opportunity to explore the many ways the battle impacted soldiers and families in the battle’s immediate aftermath and in the years after the conflict. Noyalas also explored the challenge the natural environment presented to soldiers. (Pictured to the left.)
Kyle Weary (C ’05, ’08) is a visiting assistant professor of music education at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.
Maureen Davis Chin (HP ’06) is the associate director of the department of pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California.
Patrick Rose (C ’06) was promoted to install director for Celebrity Cruises. (Pictured to the right.)
Allison Pearson Kipp (C ’07, ’13) co-authored a book entitled, “Jazz Is Elementary: Creativity Development Through Music Activities, Movement Games, and Dances for K-5” with Berklee College of Music’s Dean of Professional Education Division Darla Hanley, Ph.D. Before her position as dean, Dr. Hanley served as director of Shenandoah Singers and associate dean for graduate studies for Shenandoah Conservatory from 1991 to 2007. Dan Merceruio (C ’06) and his wife, Lauren Poore Merceruio (C ’09), also contributed to the book, helping with the instructional dance videos.
Sara Alipanah Slattery (C ’08) and Robbie Taylor (C ’10) are in Dominion Stage‘s “Firebringer” in Arlington, Virginia. The musical is running from now until Saturday, Aug. 20. Sara will be playing Tiblyn and Robbie is performing in the band. (Pictured to the left.)
Tamika Sydnor-Smith (AS ‘08) is the owner and master cosmetologist of Madame Mocha, LLC in Winchester, Virginia. (Pictured to the right.)
Ryan MacRae (AS ’09) is a special education teacher for Winchester Public Schools in Winchester, Virginia.
Sydney Anderson (AS ’13, EL ’13) is the director of athletic communications at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She will oversee game day operations and strategic communication strategies for all digital and print efforts for the athletics department. (Pictured to the left.)
On March 3, 2022, Nate Mullins (AS ’13, EL ’14) and his wife, Toni, welcomed Cameron Taylor Mullins into the world. (Pictured to the right.)
Derek Davis (B ’16) is the assistant director of marketing and game presentation for Sun Devil Athletics at Arizona State University in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Breanna Gromicko (C ’16) is the band director at Graham Park Middle School in Triangle, Virginia.
Alex Beard (C ’18) is performing with Carnival Cruises this summer and fall, sailing on the Carnival Splendor.
Reilly Lincavicks (C ’20, ’22) accepted a position with The UConn Foundation Inc. as a donor experience officer in Mansfield, Connecticut. (Pictured to the left.)
Kaily Karstetter (B ’22) is an intern with Trex Company in Winchester, Virginia. Karstetter, who is supporting the Trex sales team with analysis, reporting, and data management to increase sales performance. She is also evaluating and researching sales data using business intelligence tools.
Dorothy Whitmore Jones (D ’47) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away on July 16, 2022.
Billy Max Hargett (C ’52) of Asheville, North Carolina, passed away on July 26, 2022.
Lee Craig Myers (C ’90) of North Bergen, New Jersey, passed away in July 2022.
Frances Woodruff Sabbagh (HP ’93) of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on July 23, 2022.