Class Notes June 2023

By John Stabinger
Posted on 6 June 2023 | 12:47 pm

Class Notes

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June 2023


Terry Castrichinni Hodaly works as the Executive Director for Birthright of Columbia. Ms. Hodaly has three grandchildren and resides in Columbia, SC, with her husband, Tawfiq.


Carol Smith Emerson is an IT Support Tech for Kaiser Permanente and resides in Burbank, CA, with her husband, Bob.


Dave Bolvin was awarded the NASA Agency Honor Exceptional Public Service Medal for outstanding sustained contributions that position NASA as the leading trusted source of global precipitation data. Mr. Bolvin earned his master’s in meteorology from the University of Maryland in 1986 and now works as a Senior Research Meteorologist for SSAI. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Olney, MD.


Susan Free Baker (MS ’01) is the Accounting Manager at Waterfront Employers ILA Pension & Welfare Fund. Ms. Baker resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Robert Baker Jr. ’92, and their children Robert Baker ’23 and Carolyn Baker ’26.


Michelle Groves Futrell is the new Executive Director, Continuing & Professional Education, at the College of Charleston School of Business. Ms. Futrell resides in Hanahan, SC, with her husband, James. She is an avid supporter of the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence.

Stephanie Adam Stallings is a Teacher Assistant at the O’Quinn School of Porter-Guad. Ms. Stallings and her husband, Jody Stallings ’92, have to children, Brontë and Brevin, and reside in Mount Pleasant, SC.


Liz Combs Shirley is a Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolina Sun. Ms. Shirley and her husband, Randall, reside on Isle of Palms, SC, with their two children, Anna and Robert. She recently made a gift to the CofC Campus Preservation Fund.


Nikki Baird Ewing is the Vice President of Marketing for Georgetown Kraft Credit Union. Ms. Ewing resides in Georgetown, SC, with her husband, Alton Ewing ’95, and their daughter, Darby Ewing ’23. She is a generous donor to her alma mater, giving to the Alumni Fund, the Parents Fund, the Management and Marketing Fund, and the Schottland Scholars Program.

Elisabeth Oplinger is the new Senior Oncology Business Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb in Rockville, MD.


John Glover is a Financial Advisor for R.W. Baird and resides in Flat Rock, NC. Mr. Glover has recently given to the Alumni Fund.


Ashley Smith Perucci is an Executive Assistant in the Athletics Department at the College. Ms. Perucci resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Bryan Perucci ’98, and their children, Luke and Lauren. She has recently donated to CofC’s Alumni Fund, the Athletics Director Fund, and the Student Athlete Development Fund.


Justin Farrow is a new Data Research Analyst at Future of Cities and resides in Jacksonville, FL.

Virginie Lavaud-Galy is the new Senior Content Manager at SKEMA Business School in Nice, France.

Sandy Nivens and Lauren Hummer Nivens ’07 reside in Mount Pleasant, SC, with their son, Nolan. Mr. Nivens is the National Sales Manager for Synergi based in Florence, SC. Ms. Nivens is an Editor and Graphic Designer for the South Carolina Historical Society’s magazine and newsletter, Carologue.


Melissa Buchanan is a new Curator for the National Park Service and resides in Goose Creek, SC.

Josh Dukes is a Senior Education Consultant for Oracle and resides in Brunswick, GA, with his husband, Jason Umfress. He has recently given to the CofC Campus Preservation Fund.

Laura Goldfarb Goins (MS) is the Deputy Treasurer, Unclaimed Property, for West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office. Ms. Goines obtained her JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2006. She resides in Charleston, WV, with her husband, Jace, and their two children, Lanham and Emily.

Donte’ Shannon is a Board Strategy and Operations Advisor for over 20 organizations and resides in Charlotte, NC.


Alex Campbell is the new Regional Commercial Finance Director at A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mr. Campbell resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with his wife, Meredith Roy Campbell ’06.

Steven Sorkey is an Informatics Education RN for St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. Mr. Sorkey resides in Columbus with his wife, Jessica, and their two children, Madeline and David.


Delisa Green Brown is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Brown earned her MA in professional mental health counseling from Webster University in 2010. She later earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Howard University in 2018. Dr. Brown resides in Ladson, SC, with her husband, Marlon Brown ’01. She has three children and two grandchildren.

Jenny Lott Daley has been named to the Statesboro Herald’s prestigious list of “20 Under 40” for 2023. Ms. Daley works as an Investment Advisory Representative for Consolidated Planning. She started her own wealth planning practice in 2016. Ms. Daley and her husband, Allen, have one daughter, Mary Liesel, and reside in Sylvania, GA.


Hayley Black has been promoted to General Manager for Tesla in Savannah, GA.

Erika Lambert is the new Women’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of North Florida. Ms. Lambert and her husband, Paul, have two daughters, Ava and Mya.

Grace Lewis Mollohan is the Director of Orthopedic Residency at Upstream Rehabilitation. Dr. Mollohan earned her DPT from Emory University in 2011. She and her husband, Robert Mollohan, Jr. ’08, reside in Brookhaven, GA, with their two children, Charles and Ansley.

Allison Jahries Rogers started a new job as the Clinical Supervisor at CARE House of the Pee Dee in September. In May, Ms. Rogers completed CE-CERT training. She resides in Florence, SC, with her husband, Matt, and their one-year-old son, James. She has recently donated to the CofC Alumni Association Fund.

Asher Watson works is an Attorney at Watson Fowler Law. Mr. Watson obtained his JD from Charleston School of Law in 2012. He and his son, William, reside in Greenville, SC. Mr. Watson has recently given in support to the CofC Alumni Fund.


Lizzy Cezayirli Drumm is the Senior Manager, Intake and Planning, for Sysco Corporation. Ms. Drumm earned her MBA from Texas A&M University in 2013. She and her husband, Timmon Drumm ’09, have two sons, Patrick and Benjamin. The Drumm family resides in Birmingham, AL.

Kendra Hart welcomed her son, Blayzer Koi Hart, in December 2022. The Hart family resides in Katy, TX.

Jessica Weaver has been promoted to Assistant Controller at Home Telecom and resides in Charleston, SC.


Laura Beth Brooks has been appointed Vice President by the board of directors for Countybank. Ms. Brooks is a member of the International Association of Strategy Professionals and was named South Carolina’s Resident Advisor of the Year in 2010. She resides in Ninety Six, SC.

Porsha Malin has been promoted to Scrum Master, Assistant Vice President, at Wells Fargo and resides in Charlotte, NC.


Sean Bear has been named to the Statesboro Herald’s prestigious “20 Under 40” list for 2023. Dr. Bear works as a Public Health Administrator for Georgia Southern University. He resides in Statesboro, GA. Dr. Bear has consistently given to the CofC School of Sciences & Mathematics Dean’s Excellence Fund and the Student Affairs Excellence Fund.

Evan Cummings is the new Assistant Vice President, Property, for Amwins and resides in Atlanta.

Ashley Moore is a Licensed Counselor at Riverland Counseling and Wellness. Ms. Moore resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Derek Fronabarger ’12. She and her husband are loyal donors to CofC’s Alumni Fund, supporting scholarships and programs for the College.

Claire Moorehouse Cramer is an Enterprise Advisor for Amazon. Ms. Cramer and her husband, Derek Cramer ’10, reside in Alexandria, VA, and have two children, Wells and Vivian.

Evan Johnson is the new Consultant Pharmacist at PharMerica and resides in Lexington, SC. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Jermaine Johnson ’08 are stalwart supporters of the College and have most recently donated to the CofC Campus Preservation Fund.

Travis Stewart is a National Account Manager for EquipmentShare and resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Will Thomas is the Senior Director of Merchandising for Gap Inc. Mr. Thomas resides in San Francisco.

Kirkley Smyly White is an Associate Attorney at Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell, LLP. Ms. White earned her JD from the Charleston School of Law in 2018. She and her husband, Chris, welcomed their second son, Brooks White, in January. The White family resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.


Lucy McNerney is the Director of Executive Operations for Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and resides in Summerville, SC.

Caroline Pender is the Owner of Caroline Pender Designs, LLC, and resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Ameerah Mills Vickers is a School Counselor. Ms. Vickers earned her MEd in secondary school counseling from The Citadel in 2016. She resides in Summerville, SC, with her husband, James Vickers ’15, and their two children, Journee and Arya.


Victoria Davis (MPA ’17) is the Ryan White Outreach Coordinator for the Medical University of South Carolina and is working as an Adjunct Faculty member for Trident Technical College. Ms. Davis earned her MPA from the College in 2017. She resides in North Charleston, SC. She has recently made gifts to the CofC Alumni Fund, supporting scholarships and programs at the College.

Catherine O’Neill is the Senior Title Abstractor for Congaree Tile & Abstracting. Ms. O’Neill married Clayton DePew in October 2022. The couple resides in Greenville, SC.

Hannah Ruth Fehsenfeld is the Vice President of Operations for Big Fish Consulting. Ms. Fehsenfeld married Matt Fehsenfeld ’06 in February 2019. The couple has two daughters, Daisy and Charlotte, and resides in Barrington, IL.

Matt Lalumiere works for the Dunkin Donuts Franchisee of Maritime Coffee Time, LLC, and resides in Stevensville, MD.


Jordyn Hardwick is a Registered Nurse at MUSC Health in Charleston, SC.

Casey Rutherford Jones is a Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. Ms. Jones earned her MS in environmental science and policy from Northern Arizona University in 2017. She resides in Columbia, SC, with her husband, Tyler Jones ’13. The couple welcomed their son, Winter Howell Rutherford Jones, in February 2021.

Emeline Thorpe Jones is an Outpatient Psychotherapist for Reclaim Counseling and Wellness. Ms. Jones obtained her MSW in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2021. She married her husband, Andrew, in March, and the couple resides in Wilmington, NC.

Torie Kuchler is a Mathematics Teacher for the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC. Ms. Kuchler obtained her MEd in Educational Leadership from The Citadel in 2019. She resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Claire Sparks Steffens is the Client Services Specialist for InvestiNet. Ms. Steffens resides in Greenville, SC, with her husband, Stephen.


Luke Rein is studying earth science at Dartmouth College with plans to graduate with his MS in 2025. Mr. Rein will also be competing at the Pan American Games in Chile as a member of the U.S. Rowing Team later this year. He resides in Vermont.


Megan Kolvenbag Cohen is an Account Manager for Stealth Partner Group. Ms. Cohen and her husband Martim Cohen ’18 reside in Charleston, SC. She has recently donated to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund.

Taylor Klimek is the new Compliance Officer at Eagle Capital Management, LLC, in New York City.

Kelby Ledford is a new Sales Manager at Zocdoc and resides in Nashville, TN.

Andi Stiles is the new Marketing Manager at AKA White House & Hotel AKA Alexandria for the AKA Hotels+Hotel Residences. Ms. Stiles resides in Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Swartz has been promoted to Senior Director, Community Engagement, at Taproot Foundation. Ms. Swartz resides in Charlotte, NC.

Jessie Woodruff has been promoted to Account Executive at Seequent and resides in Cascade, ID.


Devin Hartley is a Client Manager for Marsh McLennan. Ms. Hartley resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Robert Broker ’15.

Alexis Thomalaris is the new Manager, Growth Marketing, for Walmart in New York City. She has recently made a gift to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund.


Chris Bailey is the new Digital PR Associate at Fractl and resides in Columbus, OH.

Caitlin Buchanan is an Intake Counselor and Referral Management for River Oaks Hospital. Ms. Buchanan obtained her MA in clinical counseling from The Citadel in 2022 and resides in Westminster, CO.

Brantley Lansberry is an Account Executive and Director of Customer Experience for Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co. Ms. Lansberry married Robert Smyer ’08 in 2021. The couple resides in Daytona Beach, FL.

Haily Jacobs Norris is a Teacher for Rock Hill schools. Ms. Norris resides in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, Zack Norris ’16.

Tommy Richter is the new National Campaign Manager at Effectv in Wayne, PA.

Sara Romo is the Client Service Manager at Moneta and resides in St. Louis.

Ainsley Stollar is the Communications Manager for Bank of America. Ms. Stollar earned her MA in digital marketing and data analytics from Emerson College in 2021. She resides in Charlotte, NC.


Zainab Hussain earned both her MS in public policy from Maastricht University and her MS in human development from UNU-Merit in 2022. Ms. Hussain married Timothy Housand ’19 in October 2020. The couple resides in Glen Burnie, MD.

Bernell Jackson has been promoted to Senior Project Coordinator at SingleOps in Charleston, SC.

Jon Knox is an Audit Senior for Deloitte. Mr. Knox married Rachel Tidwell ’20 in November 2022. The couple resides in Gallatin, TN. He has recently made a gift to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund.

Xander Mallett is studying mental health counseling at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT, and is a Mental Health Counseling Intern with Volunteers of America, Utah.

Allie Stern is the new Business Development Representative at Folia Health in Boston.

Maud Streett is the new Senior Accountant, Investment Accounting, at Reinsurance Group of America, Inc., and resides in St. Louis.


Ashley Brantner is the new Case Assistant at Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lowell, LLP, in Charleston, SC.

Claire Grulick is the new Digital Content Write at AAA – The Auto Group Club and resides in Atlanta.

Mary Rinne Jackson is an iTero Inside Sales Representative for Align Technology and resides in Raleigh, NC.

Olivia Rothstein Keeffe is studying landscape architecture at the University of Georgia with plans to graduate with her MLA in 2024. Ms. Keeffe married Jesse Keeffe III ’20 in October 2022 with former CofC professor John Creed as their officiant. The couple resides in Athens, GA.

Webb Maynard is a Data Files Coordinator for the College and resides in Charleston, SC.


Nicole Chica is the Logistics Manager for Jezreel Export and resides in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Alexa Circelli is the Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of and resides in New York City. She recently gave in support of CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund and the Alumni Fund.

Graycen Hensley is an Innovation and Automation Intermediate Associate Analyst for Citi and resides in Saint Petersburg, FL. She recently donated to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund.

Cassidy Hyatt is an Engagement Manager for Chief Executives Organization and resides in Washington, D.C.

Keylin Lopez is an Associate for Lot Sixteen and resides in Washington, D.C.

Jeremy Turner is studying law at Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville, TN, and is a Law Clerk at Ovation Healthcare.

Emily Wilson is attending Campbell Law School and is a Law Clerk at Mast Law Firm in Smithfield, NC.


Aidan Bareford is a Tax Analyst for Schneider Downs and resides in Pittsburgh. He recently donated to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund.

Carley Margetts is earning her MHA from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and is the new Executive Intern of Women and Children’s Health at MUSC. She most recently supported the College’s Campus Preservation Fund and the Alumni Fund with generous gifts.

Paige Turley is a Business Analyst for the Chicago White Sox. She has recently given to CofC’s Alumni Fund and the Campus Preservation Fund.

Lily Urban is a Land Development Coordinator for Forestar in Charleston, SC. She has donated to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund and the Alumni Fund recently.


Will Cason is a Programming Intern for the Washington International Diplomatic Academy and resides in Columbia, SC.

Adair Klapow is a Registered Behavior Technician at Mitchell’s Place in Birmingham, AL. She has recently made gifts to CofC’s Campus Preservation Fund and the Alumni Association Fund.

Lucas Licaj is starting his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in August.