On Dec. 29, 2022, Joel Marshall (C ’77) announced his retirement from the First Baptist Church in Burlington, North Carolina. He served as the church’s minister of music for the last 36 years.
In December 2022, Charlotte Collins (B ’85) was mentioned in the Daily News Record article entitled, “Music Therapy Program Something Worth Singing About.”
On Jan. 23, 2023, Melissa DeDomenico-Payne (AS ’91) was appointed to the Front Royal Town Council in Front Royal, Virginia.
Christian Falyar (HP ’91) is the director of the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in Madison, Tennessee.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Musicianship Charlene Romano (C ’91) performed throughout the region in December, most notably as a guest artist on a concert sponsored by the Winchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists to benefit the Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter and with the St. Louis (MD) Chamber Orchestra. (Pictured to the left.)
Director and Associate Professor of Music Production & Recording Technology Golder O’Neill (C ’92), and Tom Preston (C ’23) held a recording session with Spencer Hatcher in Ruebush Studios during Shenandoah University’s winter break where they recorded Hatcher’s song, “The Ballad of Ben May.” Hatcher is a Nashville recording artist who lives in Broadway, Virginia, and is an up-and-coming country artist in the style of Johnny Cash.
Todd Telemeco (AS ’94, HP ’97) has been named the new vice president and dean of Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences and is a professor of physical therapy.
On Aug. 01, 2022, Jenny Lamb (C ’98) was hired to be the new assistant teaching professor of movement for Penn State-University Park in State College, Pennsylvania. (Pictured to the right.)
On Jan. 30, 2023, Mary K. Tedrow (AS ’99) was highlighted in an article entitled, “What Makes for Valuable Feedback? Teachers Weigh In.”
Kathleen Holland (C ’00, ’22) was awarded the 2023 Herbert D. Gregg’s Merit Award from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology for her article entitled, “Dying to Make Theatre” published in Theatre Design and Technology Summer 2022 edition. (Pictured to the right.)
Kevin Bartram (C ’01) won a gold medal from the Non-Fiction Authors Association for his book, “Great Teachers: Exploring Excellence in Education.” He is the founder and music director of the Fredericksburg Symphony Orchestra, a 75-piece professional orchestra. After 20 years of teaching college and serving as past-president of the College Orchestra Directors Association, he is now middle and high school orchestra director in the Fredericksburg City Schools in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Rejoyce Lunceford (B ’01, ’11) was chosen by Middletown, Virginia’s Town Council to serve as the interim treasurer on Dec. 12, 2022.
In January 2022, Jonathan A. Noyalas’ (AS ’01) article entitled, “How Union Veterans Conquered Winchester . . . After The Civil War” was featured on Historynet.com. (Pictured to the right.)
On Jan. 30, 2023, Amos “Buster” Nicholson (AS ’02) was selected as the new town manager for New Market, Virginia.
Jennifer Stafford (C ’06) was featured in the The Daily Gazette, regarding her new playwright she wrote entitled, “Secret Hour.”
Church Music Institute Director and Adjunct Associate Professor of Organ Wayne L. Wold (C ’07), was commissioned to compose a piece for the Maryland State Boychoir. “All Shall Be Honored with Justice and Peace” premiered at the choir’s holiday concert on Dec. 10, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Pictured to the left.)
On Dec. 31, 2022, organist Nathan Gumbs (C ’09) performed “Last Blast” with Plymouth Brass for the New Year’s Eve celebration at First-Plymouth United Church of Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Joseph L. Jefferson (C ’10) has been selected as one of 40 educators throughout the country to be featured in the “Yamaha 40 under 40” Class of 2023. (Pictured to the right.)
On Jan. 24, 2023, Chis Christensen (B ’11) obtained his career win No. 100 as the Warwick High School boys basketball coach in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
On Jan. 28, 2023, actor Thomas Nash Tetterton (C ’17) performed the role of Bernardo/Priest in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Pictured to the left.)
In December 2022, Rachel Siebel Baldwin (C ’19) graduated with her master of science degree in clinical mental health counseling from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. In August 2022, she started her Doctorate of Psychology degree at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland.
On Oct. 3, 2022, Christopher Cooper (N ’19) became a critical care nurse for Superior Ambulance in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Danny Martin (C ’20) recently joined the national tour of “Anastasia.” (Pictured to the right.)
On Jan. 11, 2023, Justin Abbonizio (AS ’21) was sworn in as a police officer for the Newtown Township Police Department in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Josh Breeden (AS ’21) was recently hired to be the new head football coach for Warren County High School, where he graduated from in 2016.
Ashayla Byrd (C ’21, AS ’21) was recently hired as the new curatorial administrative assistant for Dance Place in Washington, D.C.
Brody Grant (C ’21) has been casted for the lead role of Ponyboy in The Outsiders at La Jolla Playhouse. Kiki Lemieux (C ’21) has also been casted for the role of Marcia. The show will run from Feb. 19 – April 2, 2023. (Pictured to the left.)
On Jan. 21, 2023, Julian Baldwin (C ’22) and Matthew Jones (C ’24) performed as part of an a cappella chamber choir on Saturday Night Live in New York City with Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter Sam Smith. Baldwin and Jones were featured in the performance of a new single from Smith’s newest album “Gloria,” which was released on Jan. 27, 2023. (Pictured to the right.)
Kenneth Cring (AS ’92) of Malone, New York, passed away on Dec. 17, 2022