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September 2016


Neil Draisin is serving on the Board of Advocates for the School of Sciences and Mathematics.  Neil is an optometrist in Charleston and owns Draisin Vision Group.  He also serves on the College of Charleston Foundation Board. Neil is a past recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award.


Paul Sandifer is a member of the College's School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates. Paul recently retired as a senior advisor to the NOAA Administrator and had a 31-year career with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. He continues to do research.


Randell Stoney, an attorney at Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms in Charleston, was listed in this year's "The Best Lawyers in America".  Randell was recognized for his efforts in the areas of construction law and product liability.


Glen Brown has been elected vice chair of the College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors.  Glen retired from Santee Cooper as vice president of human resources and is also a Past President of the College of Charleston Alumni Association.


Jeff Kinard has been elected chair of the College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors.  He is the owner of Jeffery E. Kinard, CPA, PA on Pawley's Island, SC, and a Past President of the College of Charleston Alumni Association.


Deborah Deas , dean and CEO for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Riverside, was appointed to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state's stem cell agency. Deborah earned a master's degree in public health from the University of South Carolina and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.


Carol Brittsan graduated from the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley in May 2016 with a master's degree in physician assistant studies. 


Julie Johnson Armstrong was elected president of the South Carolina Association of Counties for 2016-17.  Julie has served as Charleston County Clerk of Court since 1992.

Fran Mixon Kunda was honored by the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP) as the 2016- 2017 SCAFP Family Physician of the Year during its Annual Scientific Assembly.


Sylleste Helms Davis has joined the Board of Advocates for the School of Sciences and Mathematics. She is serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives and recently retired from Santee Cooper as supervisor of data services.  Sylleste also serves on the College of Charleston Alumni Board of Directors.

Angela Stephenson Lindner is serving on the School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates at the College.  Angela is an associate professor of engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Rahul Mehra is serving on the School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates at the College.  Rahul is a psychatrist and the CEO and CMO for MehraVista Health in Tampa, Fl.  Rahul also serves on the College of Charleston Alumni Association Board of Directors.  He is the 2016 recipient of the Pre-Medical Society's Outstanding Service Award in Medicine.

Gary Thomas is president of the South Carolina Oncology Society.  The group recently hosted their annual summer conference in Charleston. Gary is an oncologist on Hilton Head Island. He also serves on the College's School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates.


Lori Lester Lyles is an OB/GYN in Mount Pleasant, SC and has joined the School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates.


Oliver Fetzer is the CEO of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. in La Jolla, CA.  He is a member of the Board of Advocates for the School of Sciences and Mathematics.

Mitchell Leverette is serving on the School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates at the College of Charleston.  Mitchell is chief of solid minerals for the US Department of  Interior, Bureau of Land Management, and also serves on the College's Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Scott Adams was named chair of the board of directors for One80 Place,  the largest provider of comprehensive services to homeless people in South Carolina.  Scott is a founder of Adams & Wilson Development in Mount Pleasant, where he counsels clients such as Whole Foods and Starbucks, as well as develops sites for CVS Pharmacy.

Zac Collins joined Bankwell, the Connecticut commercial bank headquarterd in New Canaan, as vice president, commercial and industrial lender. Zac earned his MBA in finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Ginger Dillard Selby has been elected to the Cougar Club Board.  Ginger is an advanced planning advisor for J. Henry Stuhr in Charleston.

Chuck Spell lives in Charlotte, NC and works for the United States Treasury Department. He was promoted from team leader to section chief in January working with  senior information technology specialists supporting the Treasury Department's AIMS System. Chuck earned his master's degree in computer science from UNC Charlotte in 1994.  He is in his 30th year working for the Treasury Department, but is eager to move back to Charleston! 

John Tisdale has joined the School of Sciences and Mathematics Board of Advocates. John is a lead researcher and physician at the National Institute of Health. He is also a past recipient of the Pre-Medical Society's Outstanding Service Award in Medicine.


Malcolm McDonald is celebrating his 20th work anniversary at IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC as a global procurement manager.  He currently leads the WW Procurement activities for the Storwize Storage line of hardware products.


Steve Swanson is serving on the Board of Advocates for the School of Sciences and Mathematics. Steve also serves on the Honors College Advisory Board, the School of Business Board of Governors,  and was the co-chair of the College's Boundless Campaign.  He is the inside director of operations and strategy for SnapCap in Charleston.


John Culbertson joined Brennan Investment Group as senior vice president of acquisitions. He will source industrial property investments throughout both the Carolinas and the Port of Savannah in Georgia.

Keith Sauls has been elected secretary of the College of Charleston Foundation Board. Keith is the managing partner of AppleGold Partners in Mount Pleasant, SC. He is the 2016 recipient of the Howard F. Rudd Jr. Business Person of the Year Award.


Nancy Terry Lucas has joined E. Boineau and Co. as their webmaster. The company offers strategic marketing communications and public relations to corporate, governmental and non-profit entities throughout the Southeast.  Nancy and her husband, John, live in Charleston.


Jody Stallings won the award for being the middle school teacher who had the most students participate in the Moultrie News Constitutional Essay Contest in May. Jody teaches English at Moultrie  Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Betsy Haywood Sullivan is an associate professor of accounting at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She teaches cost management and managerial accounting as well as accounting information systems. She has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and also Outstanding Student Advisor Award at Rider.


Eric Cox has been elected to the College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors.  Eric is president of Atlantic Coast Advisory Group in Mount Pleasant, SC.

JJ Lamberson is serving on the College of Charleston Foundation Board as the representative from the Cougar Club Board.  JJ is president of Twin Rivers Capital, LLC in Charleston.

Will Sherrod has been elected to the Cougar Club Board.  Will is a principal and realtor with Lee & Associates in Charleston.


Roland Cruickshank (MPA '96) was named president of The Vintage Hospital by St. Luke's Health in Lufkin, Tex.  


Michael Scarafile is president of Carolina One Real Estate.  He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998 and joined Carolina One as general counsel in 2005.  He and his wife, Julie, have two sons and live in Mount Pleasant.  Michael was recently profiled in the business section of The Post and Courier.


Fred Brown earned  his Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of South Carolina in 2014, and teaches science at Chapman High School. He also earned an Ed.S in educational administration from South Carolina State University and an M.Ed in secondary natural science from Converse College.

Michelle Thrasher Hess is a QA specialist in research and development at SoftPro.  Michelle and her family live in Raleigh, NC.

Alema Galijatovic Idrizbegovic is a director with Merck & Company in Philadelphia, PA.  In her current role, Alema leads a group of scientists in investigative toxicology and toxicokinetics in support of preclinical development.  Alema graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a PhD in pharmacology in 2001 and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in toxicology at University of California San Diego before joining Merck.  


Elizabeth Grow Devolder earned her law degree from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Tampa Bay, Florida in 2016. She graduated magna cum laude and second in her class. She and her husband will practice law together.

Jessica Gonzales Gibadlo has been elected to the College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors.  Jessica is an adjunct faculty member in the College's School of Business.

Robert Rowe lives in Columbia with his wife, Jackie, and four-year-old twins.  He has been a family physician in the Midlands since 2005. In July, he joined the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group at its Lakeview Family Medicine location in Lexington.


Jason Davis is an associate professor of biology  and also associate director of the Honors Academy at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He and his wife, Sarah Foltz, are the parents of Esmé Grace Davis,born December 13, 2014.

David  Greene received The International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management  Annual Research Symposium OSU Student Presentation Prize in Tulsa, Oklahoma. David has over 25 years of experience in the fire service and is currently deputy chief with Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue.  He holds a Ph.D in fire and emergency management administration from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.

Caroline Evangelista Harbeson and her husband, Randy, live in Summerville with their two sons: Dylan (13) and Riley (10).  Caroline has a master's degree in biomedical science from MUSC and  recently earned a nursing degree. She has begun her second career as a nurse at the MUSC Children's Hospital.

Kamil Sykora is a senior escalation engineer with Microsoft and supports the Azure cloud platform. Kamil, his wife, Monika, and children, Maggie and Jacob, live in Charlotte, NC.

William Turkett is an associate professor of computer science at Wake Forest University. He married Carla Flowers in August 2016.

Scott Warren joined TD Bank in Charleston as senior commercial relationship manager.  Scott has 18 years of experience in the lending industry.

Laura Flinn Whitworth is working as a post-doctoral scientist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. She also completed a post-doc at the University of Sheffield. Laura and her husband and children (Rosie and Andrew)  have lived in the UK since she earned her PhD in biology at the University of Washington in 2006


Sherlonda Peake Adkins (MPA '03) graduated from the physician assistant program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2014 as a non-traditional student. That same year, she and her husband, Randy Adkins '98, established the Sherlonda T. Adkins and Family Scholarship at MUSC to assist other non-traditional students.


Jessica Bangs married Christopher Lee Daniel in Bluffton, South Carolina on June 6, 2015.  Jessica is the senior media director for Christian Dior in New York City.

Suzanne Nebesky and Michael Donovan were married in Captiva, Florida on April 3, 2016. Suzanne is assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.


Lara Caulder Byrd is currently serving as the command chaplain aboard the USS San Antonio LPD-17 for the U.S. Navy.  Laura received her master's of divinity degree from Emory University.

Kellie Dickerson was elected to the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity Housing Corporation board of directors as vice president at their Grand Convention in Phoenix this summer.

Keisha Boyd Hawes was honored by the Charleston Business Journal  as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016. Keisha is a human resources assistant at ISHPI Information Technologies, Inc. and has been a spokesperson for heart disease prevention in women.

Kenneth Melton is a farmer and the owner of Lowland Farms on Johns Island, SC.

Justine Wells is an assistant professor of English at New Mexico State University. She earned two graduate degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed by a PhD in composition and rhetoric from the University of South Carolina in 2015.

Anna Williams has been recognized as a distinguished professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine, and will be featured in the upcoming edition in 2016.   


Bess Brockington Bluestein is the school psychologist for Fort Dorchester High School in Dorchester District 2. She lives on Sullivan's Island with her husband, Brett Bluestein '97, and their two children, Libby and Jack.

Patrick Schlebrowski was promoted to director of global biosimilars at STADA, a publicly-traded, international company that focuses on the healthcare market.  Patrick is based in Germany and has over 11 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry.


Brad Burns was technical lead overseeing four high-resolution imaging systems that monitored the Olympic Games from the sky in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brad is the director of engineering and science at Logos Technoloigies and earned his PhD in physics from Georgetown University.

Olga Chajewski is an assistant professor of pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina. She graduated from MUSC in 2007 and completed her residency and fellowships at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland

Jessica Pease Clarke-Pounder is a board certified neonatologist and a physician at Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from MUSC in 2007, Jess and her husband, Ian, moved to Baltimore where Jess completed her residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Jess and Ian have two sons: Matthew and Henry.

Natalie Foertch Flores has worked at Zappos for 5 years. Natalie was a children's apparel buyer at Zappo's for nearly three years and then joined the internal training team to oversee the merchandising training program. Natalie met her husband, Derek, there and they have been married since October 11, 2014.

Ross Miller has been elected to serve on the Cougar Club Board.  Ross is an attorney and partner with Miller/Conway in Goose Creek, SC.

Amy Falkingham Pillé is an analyst specializing in computer network defense at Athena Consulting Group, LLC in support of multiple government and military customers.  Amy currently holds several industry certifications, including both CEH and CISSP, and is a licensed inactive member of the South Carolina and Federal Bars with extensive experience in corporate defense on national and regional levels. 

Alex Pellegrino Rogers (MA'15) works at Advantage Media Group in Charleston as a publishing project manager. 


Leila Benoit has been named principal of Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie, LA. The school is an all-girls Catholic high school outside of New Orleans serving 700 students in grades 8-12.  Leila earned a master's degree in education from Dayton University with a focus in Catholic school administration.

Ebony Hilton is an anesthesiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina and a past recipient of the Pre-Medical Society's Outstanding Service Award in Medicine.  She is serving as a member of the Board of Advocates for  the College's School of Sciences and Mathematics.

Catherine Mahrer Rogers is a medical social worker and recently joined the palliative care team at MUSC after working almost ten years at Hospice of Charleston. She and her husband, James, have a son, Henry Barnes Rogers, born November 4, 2014.

Christy Sadreameli is a physician at Johns Hopkins University specializing in pediatric pulmonary medicine.   Christy earned an M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2008 and a master of health science degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013. Christy and her husband, Brett, live in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rose Beth Grossman is an attorney with Robertson Hollingsworth & Flynn in Charleston. Rose Beth married Trevor Smith in Charleston May 1, 2016.

Michael Ann Mullikin married Sean Wilson on July 8, 2016 in Cozumel, Mexico.  The couple lives in Seattle, Wash.  Michael Ann is the company manager for Pacific Northwest Ballet.


Thomas Bullington graduated from the University of Mississippi with a PhD in British literature in 2016.

Keely Clarke Burd has joined Re/Max Advanced Realty in Charleston.

Jennifer Fernandez Woodward joined Memory Center Charlotte in July, and will provide care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Dominique Fortune joined Building Hope, a nonprofit that supports high quality charter school growth nationwide, as the manager of the Mid-Atlantic region. Dominique will provide program management services for charter schools seeking to develop facilities in Washington, DC.

Matthew Graham works at Shenyang Pacific Academic Academy in Shenyang, China as the dean of students.  Previously he worked for over a year in Iraq.

Stacey Barber Hollings (MS '06) was honored in the Charleston Business Journal  as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016.  Stacey is a senior tax manager at Elliott Davis Decosimo in Charleston.  She also serves on the College of Charleston Alumni Board of Directors.

Megan Hubbard is the principal and founder of Lee Montessori Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

Frank Kenan has been elected to the Cougar Club Board.  He is the owner of KD Capital Management in Charleston.

Sylvia J. Maddox joined Young Clement Rivers, LLP in July as an associate, and focuses primarily in YCRLAW's construction law group.

Rachel Mast works for the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and has been appointed by Governor Deal to the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism. Rachel and her husband live in Decatur, GA.

Emily Oye Sealy is Assistant Attorney General for the state of Virginia. Emily and her husband, Jon Sealy (a fellow CofC Honors graduate '05), have a daughter, Helen Ann, and live in Richmond, Virginia.

Faisal Siddiqi is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in NYC. He graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2011 and completed his internal medicine residency at MUSC in 2014. He was also chief resident at the Charleston Veterans Administration Hospital.

Nasar Siddiqi is a physician specialiazing in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine and practices with Coastal Pulmonary Medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Nasar and his wife, Kate, live in Wilmington, NC.  Nasar graduated from MUSC and completed his medical residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at MUSC before moving to Wilmington.


Lauren Diamant is a veterinarian in County Galway, Ireland. She practiced veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania after graduating from University College of Dublin in 2011. Lauren married Kieran Donohue on October 19, 2013 on Hilton Head Island, SC, and they have a daughter, Adelynn, born October 25, 2014.

Morgan Murphy Glass is a pediatrician with Sweetgrass Pediatrics in Moncks Corner. Morgan earned her M.D. and completed a pediatrics residency at MUSC. Morgan and her husband Robert, have a son, Garrison, who will be four in September.

Ty Gorman is a senior energy efficiency specialist at Ecova in Portland, Oregon.

Claire Jarvis recently founded Claire Drennan Knitwear, a slow, sustainable company where she is designer and maker of hand-loomed sweaters and accessories. She lives in Houston,TX.

Michelle Mapp (MPA) is the CEO of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, a nonprofit agency, based in Charleston, that finances projects to provide housing, access to food , and other services.  The agency seeks to stimulate economic activity to transform and revitalize disadvantaged areas.

Bryan Mayer earned a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2016. Bryan and his wife, Lynn, live in Pasadena, California with their two children.

Kristen Booros and her husband, Tim Rankins, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Audrey, born in August 2016. Kristen is an international tax manager with Deloitte Tax LLP in NYC. She earned a dual JD/MBA from University of Richmond and worked with Deloitte in their Philadelphia office before moving to NYC.

Heather Brady Rozelman and her husband, Doug, announce the birth of their daughter, Hetty Rose Ruth Rozelman, on August 5, 2016.

Nichole McCullough Watson , her husband, Marcus, and their son, Thomas, have returned to Charleston where she is a family medicine physician practicing with Park West Family Practice. Nichole completed her medical residency in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in June 2016.

William Wright earned an M.D. and completed his residency and fellowship in addiction psychiatry at MUSC in 2016, where he served as chief resident in psychiatry. Will has been involved in the medical student admissions and education components for which he has won several awards. Will and his wife, Lauren, are the proud parents of three young sons: Liam, Declan, and Kellan.

Katie Sticca is the managing editor and assistant fiction editor of Salamander Magazine. Katie married Julian Zabalbeascoa on August 2, 2015 and they live in Boston.


Emmie Douglas Aghapour and Andrew Aghapour were married in 2009 and now live in Durham, NC. Emmie is a senior associate in tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Andrew is finishing a Ph.D. in religious studies at UNC Chapel Hill. He is also the school director at DSI Comedy Theater, where he teaches and performs improv and stand-up comedy.

Skylar Curtis Bader is a teacher and writer at Betzelem Elokim, and also has her own blog "You're Not Crazy", a guide to help people understand the orthodox Jewish community. Skylar earned her law degree from University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law.

William Beam is a hospitalist at Oconee Memorial Hospital. He completed his medical residency in internal medicine in Greenville in 2016 and earned an M.D. at the USC School of Medicine in 2013.

Max Blachman is a global business manager with Wipro. He earned an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School in 2016.

Shari Broomfield is a home purchase coach for Family Services Inc./Origin SC, a nonprofit human service organization providing professional financial and housing counseling services.

Tim Chapin is a mechanical and electrical specialist for Hilti, Inc. in Atlanta.  He runs a $2 million territory selling products ranging from power tools to fastening equipment to commercial construction companies.

Phillip Chisholm is a second year fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned an M.D. at the Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kristin Barcak married Leif Dormsjo at Runnymeade Plantation in Charleston on April 25, 2015.

Vincent Ingold and his wife, Krystal Pendarvis, announce the birth of their son, Oliver Matthew, on January 29, 2015.  Vincent works with Verizon on their global talent acquistition team and is completing his MBA in human resources management. The Ingold family lives in Ladson, SC.

Philip Levi has moved to California and opened a fitness studio called Burlingame Fitness. He leads a team of 22 fitness professionals  as well as hosts a podcast on Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), called The Obstacle Order.  Philip and his wife, Liz, are both OCR athletes.

Lynn Mandeltort recently accepted a position as visiting assistant professor of chemistry at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She earned a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Virginia in 2012 and has been teaching at Auburn University since earning her PhD.

Amanda Jenkins Marancik and her husband, David, live in Grenada where Amanda is an assistant professor at St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine. Amanda earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Mark Messersmith was honored in the Charleston Business Journal   as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016. Mark is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston.

Erin Glaze Nathanson and her husband, Justin, have opened The Southern, a contemporary art gallery in downtown Charleston.  The gallery deals in recent works by artists connected to the American South through exhibitions and a woks on paper and object program.

Joann Cummings Pickett married Eddie Pickett in June 2015. They live in Medford, Massachusetts and are both employed by Tufts University

Sally King Benedict has earned a national reputation as an artist, becoming a favorite of regional publications like Garden & Gun and Southern Living, and landing on the cover of last summer's Domino. She was also featured in Atlanta Magazine in August, highlighting her artistic accomplishments.

Alix Grimley Rexford is a post doctoral fellow in biochemistry at Florida State University. She earned a PhD in biochemistry at Florida State.

Kate Tiller (MPA '10) has been named director of student-athlete academic services at the College. She has been a part of the department since 2008 and was most recently the department's learning specialist.


Matt Bloomingburg was promoted to project manager at Cullum Constructors, Inc. in July.

Marquel Coaxum was honored in the Charleston Business Journal  as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016.   Marquel is the multimedia coordinator for the Town of Mount Pleasant.

Sara Colbert married Barrett Edmondson on May 21, 2016. Sara is a family nurse practitioner at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Will Herring is the new business account executive for the Atlanta Braves and Sun Trust Park.  He oversees corporate sales of premium seating and suites for the Atlanta Braves at the new ballpark.  Previously, he held the same position for the Atlanta Hawks for four seasons.

Margaret Morris was honored in the Charleston Business Journal  as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016.  Margaret is with the Charleston Animal Society.

Samantha Friedenberg Pittenger graduated from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in August with a Ph.D in clinical psychology.  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale School of Medicine.

Sean Quinn and his wife, Liz, are the proud parents of a son, Scott "Porter" Quinn, born on August 15, 2016.  The Quinn family lives in Rockville, MD.


Keidrian Kunkel was honored in the Charleston Business Journal 'as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016. Keidran is a senior program manager for Eckerd Workforce Development.

Lisa Buckley married Peter Christopher Kyle III on August 6th, 2016.  Lisa is a talent manager for Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  She is also  working on her masters' degree in human resources at Georgetown.

Sharon McMullen is in her fifth year of pursuing a Ph.D. in geosciences at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Annie Chambers Myott is a luxury travel designer with the Chicago-based agency, 6 Degrees.  The company's affiliation with Virtuoso, places it in the top 1% of travel agencies across the globe.  The boutique agency handles everything from honeymoons to family get-aways to adventurous expeditions.

Haley O'Brien recently completed her PhD in anatomical sciences and vertebrate paleontology at Ohio University. She is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Oklahoma State University's medical school. Haley has been a Fellow of the Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, a research associate at the National Museum of Kenya, and author of numerous scientific publications.  Her descriptions of fossils have been featured in National Geographic, Harvard Gazette, The Washington Post, Nature,  and Science Magazine.

Sara Perry (MPA) was honored in the Charleston Business Journal as one of Charleston's Forty Under 40 in 2016. Sara is the associate vice president of development for Carolina Youth Development Center.

R. Andrew Philipp is now practicing at Tidelands Waccamaw Family Medicine in Pawleys Island, focusing on pediatrics, critical care, and end-of-life care.

Bradley Saylors is completing a medical residency in dermatology at Tulane University..  He graduated from MUSC College of Medicine in 2014.

Morgan Smoak was promoted to customer success support manager at Benefitfocus in June.

Josh Wagner has joined Engaging Creative Minds as executive assistant and program administrator.


Alex Bahan Farish and Chris Farish are the proud parents of a son, Joseph "Joey" O'Neil, born on September 12, 2015.  The Farish family lives in Auguta, GA. 

Meaghan Morrissey married Philip Johnson on June 25, 2016 in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Christopher Pritchard earned his master's in business psychology in 2012 and now works for Benefitfocus as an employer account manager.

Zach Volousky joined South State Investment Services as an investment consultant serving the James Island market. Zach worked with South State Bank before moving to the investment services group.  He holds an MBA from The Citadel and Series 7 and 66 Securities registrations through LPL Financial.

Molly Spence Ward and John Ward '08 are the proud parents of a son, John "Campbell" Ward, born on March 21, 2016.  The Ward family lives in Charlotte, NC.


Sean Bath (MPA '15;  MS '15) was selected as a 2016 Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow and was placed with the Office of the Oceanographer of the U.S. Navy at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.

Laura  Jane Houle is a touring fiddle player in the  Texas country band, Flatland Cavalry, whose debut album reached number two on Country iTunes Charts just twelve hours after release. Houle is an intern at the Texas Music office in the Governor's Office of Texas and working on her doctorate in music at Texas Tech University.

Brittany Johnson is a doctoral candidate in compurter science at North Carolina State University and is serving on the Board of Advocates for the College's School of Sciences and Mathematics.

Jan Gambardella Morris and husband, Scott, are proud parents of a daughter, Mary Clara, born on May 3, 2016.  The Morris family lives in Charlotte, NC.

Emily Rigsby has been promoted to director of arts at The Vendue hotel in downtown Charleston.  Prior to joining the Vendue, Emily worked as the membership and development coordinator for the Halsey Institute at the College.

Daina Riley is a staff attorney for South Carolina Senate Research in Columbia. She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2015.


Laura Allison has relocated from Charlotte, NC to the greater Los Angeles area to explore her passion for art and education. She is teaching with STAR Education, working at elementary schools throughout Los Angeles to deliver high quality instruction to students in art, fashion, legos, and science. Laura continues to create and design jewelry.

Adam Bailey owns Three Rivers Carpentry, a residential carpentry company specializing in historic preservation in Charleston.

Rob Boutote earned his master's degree in exercise science and sports studies from WIlliam Paterson University of New Jersey and currently works at The University of Tampa as an assistant athletic trainer.

Kory Keefer and co-creator Jacob Wisniewski have developed RAAD, a smartphone app that allows users to purchase a pass to by-pass lines at  bars, clubs, and restauraunts in Charleston.

Alexis Kocher married Citadel alum, John C. Reynolds, on June 4, 2016. Among the bridal party were alums: Catherine Cole Higgins '12, Harriette Caroline "Callie" Peele '12, and Virginia Hirschey Cooke (MAT). Alexis is attending the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Donald Schneider is a senior economist for the House Ways and Means Committee. Schneider was recognized by Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 for being one of the most important players on Capitol Hill on tax policy, and will play a key role in the next Congress' tax proposals.

Whit Slagsvol joined The Lokey Law Firm in Charleston as associate attorney.  Whit received his law degree from Charleston School of Law.


Mary Mazcko is project manager for Velis4, one of the nation's leading business VoIP providers.  Mary lives in Austin, Tex.

Davy Vanderweyen has started his first year of medical school at the University of Sherbrooke School of Medicine in Canada.


Maddi Edwards has begun her master's in education degree in college student affairs at Rutgers University.

Adam Griffin has been elected to serve on the Cougar Club Board.  He is a commercial real estate brokerage associate with Colliers International in Charleston.

Carly Snyder was the recipient of the 2016 EMT Excellence Award presented by Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey.  Carly is a member of the Long Hill First Aid Squad and is a special education teacher at The Developmental Learning Center in Warren, NJ.

Christian Zastrau (MBA) works for Diamler Auto Group in Stuttgart, Germany in production planning.  He is also a consultant for PEC project engineers and consultants for Daimler.


Deirdre Douglas-Hubbard is the co-organizer of the Charleston chapter of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), a national organization with a 40-year history of helping family members who have suffered a tragic loss through murder and of challenging use of the death penalty.

Bryan Howe was promoted to business development specialist at Allen Lund Company 's Charleston office.

Peyton Lee is a technical communicator with Venmo in Chicago.


Dylan Applegate has been promoted to  director of baseball operations for the College of Charleston. Previously, he served as a student assistant coach  and student manager.

Hannah-Leigh Brooks joined LaSalle Network, a provider of professinal staffing and recruitment services in Chicago, as a human resources researcher .

Anna Cunningham has joined Benefitfocus on Daniel Island as an application consultant.

Catherine Elliott joined Benefitfocus as a benefits administrator in August.

Robert Judy joined AgentOwned Realty's Isle of Palms office in August.

Jared Kopelman and Hank Stocker founders of Monotto, obtained $1,000 funding and went on to compete in a larger pitch competition which resulted in the awarding of an additional $10,000 in seed capital for their company.

Shane Rogan was named assistant men's golf coach at the College.


Andrew Braden was named a commercial broker specializing in consulting and investment services in NAI Avant's Charleston office.