The Onyx | Spring 2022

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no.9 2022

Spring

Class News and Notes from the Alumnae of

Agnes Scott College


no. 9

Spring 2022

Editor: Mary Frances Kerr ’93 Class News Editor: Tasida Webster ’21 Assistant Class News Editor: Jasper Potts ’25 Designer: Dan Watson The content of The Onyx reflects the opinions of the writers and not the viewpoint of the college, its trustees or its administration. Change of address: By mail to the Office of Advancement Services, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030; by phone to 404.471.6472; or by email to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Email: alumnae@agnesscott.edu Website: agnesscott.edu/alumnae Online Alumnae Directory: alumnae.agnesscott.edu/scottienet Facebook /agnesscottalumnae Twitter /ASCalumnae Instagram /ascalum YouTube /AgnesScottCollege LinkedIn /school/agnes-scott-college The Agnes Scott Alumnae Association promotes partnership between alumnae and the college. The Association serves to strengthen bonds and understanding in a diverse alumnae community. The Association advocates for increased alumnae engagement with the college.

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Contents 1 | Messages From the Alumnae Association President, Senior Director of Alumnae Relations 3 | Alumnae Board Nominations 5 | Alumnae Board 6 | Class Photos 27 | Class Notes 69 | Onyx Ring Story

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President's message

Dear fellow alumnae, Spring is in the air, and as an alumna of our incredible alma mater, I'd love to share a few updates that should put significant spring in your step this season. In my seven years of service with the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association Board of Directors, I have never been more inspired, seen more momentum or believed more strongly in the power of this connected, Scottie network of powerhouse women leaders than I am today. Following are a few reasons to get excited and get engaged:

• Strategy in Action: As President Zak and the Board of Trustees finalized the college’s strategic

plan last year, your Alumnae Association leaders (along with the Alumnae Relations Office) developed a strategic plan for the association — aligned with the college’s strategic pillars — to drive alumnae engagement by 1) cultivating an empowered, connected alumnae network; 2) fostering an inclusive community and deep sense of belonging among alumnae; and 3) instilling a sense of pride among alumnae in the Agnes Scott brand. Your alumnae leaders have made significant progress in just a few months against these multi-year goals by:

• Creating and facilitating mentoring circles for young alumnae. • Reengaging and empowering class leaders beyond reunion year planning. • Laying groundwork for hosting generational, courageous conversations with the college’s equity and inclusion staff.

• Supporting new directions in chapters, based on region and affinity group. • Planning social sharing moments about our bonds as Scotties at Alumnae Weekend and beyond.

• Alumnae Weekend registration opened April 4. Classes celebrating their reunion will have their

class parties, but remember that all alumnae are invited every year! Not only will we be together in person (hooray!), but you also have the opportunity to stay on campus. Bookmark the Alumnae Weekend page to register. We hope to see you June 3-5 (June is the new official month for Alumnae Weekend).

• Alumnae Board Incoming Leaders: During Alumnae Weekend Convocation on Saturday, June

4, we will officially welcome new alumnae board members. I invite you to take a look in this issue at the incoming slate of directors as well as the full board membership. Congratulations and thank you to these incredible leaders! As always, we are here to represent the alumnae voice, and if you know of an alum(na) who should be part of this work, please nominate a Scottie to serve today.


President's message

• Inspiring Alumnae Role Models: In addition to electing new leaders for the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association, Alumnae Convocation also shines a light on our 2022 Outstanding Alumnae Award recipients. Here again, we count on you, the Scottie community, to help us know whom to recognize by nominating an exceptional Scottie.

• Students’ Global Journeys: Thirty-four different groups of first-year students embarked on

their Global Journeys on March 5, heading to different destinations all over the world, from Paris, Bulgaria and Jamaica, to the Navajo nation and Gullah communities here in the United States. For many of us, Agnes Scott instilled the love of global learning that we carry with us today, and we can celebrate the College continuing to do this as we speak for a new generation of Scotties.

• Main Hall Renovations: With your support, the college has raised $20 million of its $31.8 million

goal to restore Agnes Scott “Main” Hall and launch Agnes Scott’s new Center for Career Discovery and Professional Success. Main Hall is vital to accommodating Agnes Scott students and to preserving the legacy — literally the first and “main” impression — of our alma mater. Read more about how you can help at The Campaign for Main.

The mission of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association and the board is to CONNECT — connect alumnae to alumnae and connect alumnae to the college. We want to make it easy and rewarding to connect and engage as alumnae. Please let us know how we can help you connect this season. On behalf of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, thank you for your leadership, friendship and commitment to the Scottihood.

Whitney Ott ’03 Agnes Scott College Alumnae Association President alumnae@agnesscott.edu

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Senior Director's

message

Dear Agnes Scott alumnae community, I echo Whitney’s “hooray!” about Alumnae Weekend 2022 in person. While there may still be bumps ahead, there is a lot to be grateful for — and that starts with you, our fellow alums! The Alumnae Association and the Office of Alumnae Relations have spent the past two years adjusting many of the ways we work. Our goal is to meet the energy, intelligence and passion alumnae like you have for our alma mater. One of the great joys of my role is that — every day — I am exposed to Scotties from every decade, every region and every demographic. I get to see the many traits, habits and ways of being that distinguish our Scottie community. Having worked at colleges and universities in this type of role before, I know that our passion for Agnes Scott is truly exceptional. Which is why your leaders have always worked hard, and continue to work hard, on your behalf. Our mission is simple — to connect alumnae (and alumni) to the college and to one another.

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We also strive to meet the moment. This moment is about working to empower volunteers, about making communication clear and transparent, about serving and engaging all alums, and about helping you have the impact you want to have at Agnes Scott. I want to thank the many alumnae volunteers who are making this happen, but this space is not nearly long enough, so let me just mention a few. Giselle Fernandez Martin ’98 is ending her many years of service as an Alumnae Board leader this June. Giselle recruited her dear friend Amanda Gooch Hammett ’00 to help develop programming around courageous conversations for our alumnae community. Christina Gutierrez ’12 and Laura Hurban ’81 have been “nose to the grindstone” for over two years to help design and launch the Mentor Circle program, shoulder to shoulder with Career Development Office Executive Director Dawn Killenberg. Tiffany McKenzie Nuriddin ’07 is working with Kirnel Grishby ’12 and Tesia Ogletree ’12 to do more to strengthen the ties among our Black alums and students of color. Ellen Parker Gaffney ’87, Kayleigh Shebs Waters ’07, Charlotte Gillis ’75, Peggy Fredricks Smith ’62, Heather Ricks Scott ’99 and others are working with Class Officers to better tap the enormous talent we have there. Our connections make all the difference. We are stronger together, and I’m privileged to get to meet you on this journey at this moment! With warm regards,

Mary Frances Kerr ’93 Sr. Director of Alumnae Relations | alumnae@agnesscott.edu


Alumnae Board Nominations

Incoming President | Ellen Parker Gaffney ’87 (voted in as president-elect in 2021) Grace “Gracie” Greer Phillips ’55 | Atlanta, Ga. Gracie Phillips retired from a lifelong career in civic and political leadership, including service as campaign treasurer and later as a member of the executive team of Governor Joe Frank Harris for eight years. She also worked for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation as a division director. During her tenure there, she was nominated to the prestigious Academy of Women Achievers by the YWCA. Grace served on the Georgia Historical Society’s Board of Curators and as board chairman from 2004 to 2006. In addition, she has also served on the Boards of Directors for the Georgia Executive Women Network, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Florence Crittenden Home and the Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission. Born in Valdosta, Georgia, Gracie grew up in Lakeland, Georgia, before coming to Agnes Scott, where she majored in history and political science. She has been an active alumna and currently helps organize a group of classmates and other college alumnae who live in the Lenbrook Retirement Community on Peachtree Road. Brandon Brame Fortune ’76 | Bethesda, Md. Chief Curator Emeritus, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute Brandon recently retired as chief curator at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where she had served since 1987. Her interests in modern and contemporary portraiture led her to curate a major exhibition of mid-20th-century portraits by Elaine de Kooning (2015). She also organized the first two Outwin Boochever Portrait Competitions (2006 and 2009) and continues to serve as one of the competition’s judges. An art major at Agnes Scott, she went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Fortune’s mother, Martha Reed Brame '49, also is an alumna of the college. Brandon has been an active alumna, arranging alumnae and student groups through the Global Journeys program on visits to the Gallery as well as serving as an officer for her class. Che’ Suggs Young ’98 | Macon, Ga. Judge, Macon Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Che’ is an experienced assistant district attorney. She is skilled in criminal law, personal injury litigation, trial practice, Westlaw, and legal research. She earned her J.D. from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law. Her Agnes Scott undergraduate degrees were in classics and biology. Jo Cranford Hodges ’00 | Atlanta, Ga. Independent Consultant Jo has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, operations, external relations and strategic development in corporate, non-profit and government sectors. She has worked for CARE International, AT&T and the Arthritis Foundation. She's currently operating as an independent consultant leveraging extensive for-profit and not-for-profit leadership and experience with a focus on the following: relationship based fundraising, business development and brand building, board and volunteer engagement, process improvement, partnership and collaboration. Jo has also served on the board of Woodward Academy. She majored in political economy while at Agnes Scott. Shaya Gregory Poku, ’06 | Wheaton, Mass. Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Belonging Dean Shaya Gregory Poku moved into Wheaton College’s inaugural position of associate vice president for Institutional Equity and Belonging in 2021. Shaya's new role is a fulfillment of one of Wheaton’s continued on next page ~

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Alumnae Board Nominations

10 Action Steps toward Racial Justice to create a senior-level position focused on inclusion and equity. Her areas of expertise include stakeholder engagement, conflict sensitivity, systems thinking, change management and cultural agility. She believes in aligning teams to achieve complex goals and deliver results organizationally, even when issues are contentious. A forward thinker and a resourceful intrapreneur, she received her B.A. from Agnes Scott in International Relations, a master’s in intercultural relations from Lesley University, and a second master’s degree in security and resilience studies from Northeastern University.

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Jasmine Adams Langevine ’07 | Los Angeles, Calif. Founder of CareerConvos LLC Jasmine is a human capital expert with a passion for careers and currency. Utilizing her insider knowledge as a leader in human capital and human resources inside some of the most soughtafter organizations, Jasmine places executives in highly sought-after roles across industries. She also dedicates time to coaching women and minorities on how to command their top salary and strategically navigate their careers. She began her career as a human capital management consultant in two of the top “Big Four” firms (Deloitte and KPMG) partnering closely with executives to create strategic talent and change management strategies for Fortune 500 Companies. Jasmine is a LEAD Atlanta Program graduate, recipient of The 100 Difference Award (Entrepreneurship Category) from the International Alliance for Women (IAW), an Apex Society’s Award, a United Way VIP Board Training graduate, a member of the Urban League, and a past board member of BWFN (Black Women in Film Network). Jasmine graduated from Agnes Scott with a bachelor’s in economics and organizational management and earned a master’s degree in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University in New York. Olivia Green-Knight ’10 | East Point, Ga. Nonprofit Consultant Olivia has experience in managing diverse employees and implementing organization-wide policies and procedures. In her role as director of operations for Literacy Action Inc. she oversaw the daily operations of the organization, from human resources to technology to managing volunteers. She has an innate ability to develop and implement projects and programs across diverse sectors. Olivia is also experienced in event and meeting management. She holds a bachelor’s in history from Agnes Scott and a master’s degree in public administration from Villanova University. Sarah Bowen Hersch ’11 | Charlotte, N.C. Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and Consultant Sarah has worked with a variety of clients in all industries to empower people and organizations to reach their full potential by leveraging human capital and resources. She received her B.A. at Agnes Scott in economics and organizational management, psychology and her master’s degre in work and organizational psychology at Universiteit van Maastricht. Her professional specialties include include job analysis and assessment validation, competency modeling, selection and development assessment tools (e.g., cognitive ability, personality, book-referenced), assessment and feedback (e.g., personality, 360, EQ), leadership and organizational development, talent management, test development, organizational training, individual and team development and coaching, and assessment implementation and process consultation


Alumnae Board

Alumnae Board 2021-2022

Lynn Ezell ’74 Atlanta, Ga.

Adria Toliver ’08 Dallas, Texas

Executive Committee*

Charlotte Gillis ’75 Chattanooga, Tenn.

Marilyn Little Tubb ’65 Gainesville, Fla.

Whitney Miller Ott ’03 President Atlanta, Ga.

Cristina Gutierrez ’12 Atlanta, Ga.

Kayleigh Shebs Waters ’06 Sewickley, Pa.

Laura McCrary Hurban ’81 Rye, N.Y.

Shilin Zhou ’13 Decatur, Ga.

Sue Lile Inman ’58 Greenville, S.C.

2020-2021 Student/Young Alumnae Members

Kelly Limes-Taylor ’01/M.A.T. ’03 Rome, Ga.

Mia Iverson ’22 Bryant, Ark.

Anne Markette ’84 Atlanta, Ga.

Jasmine Paul ’21 Atlanta, Ga.

Judy Jackson Mozen ’67 Roswell, Ga.

If you have questions for the Alumnae Board, email us at alumnae@agnesscott.edu.

Ellen Parker Gaffney ’87 President-elect Atlanta, Ga. Giselle Fernandez Martin ’98 Immediate Past President Atlanta, Ga. Tiffany McKenzie Nuriddin ’07 Officer-at-Large Atlanta, Ga. Heather Ricks Scott ’99 Secretary/Parliamentarian Lithia Springs, Ga. Mary Frances Kerr ’93 Sr. Dir. of Alumnae Relations Ex officio

Members Joelle Atere-Roberts ’14 Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tracy Oliver-Gary ’98 Washington, D.C. Jenny Spencer Parker ’80 Atlanta, Ga. Virginia Rockwell ’79 Barboursville, Ga.

Louisa Morton Cranford ’14 Charlotte, N.C.

Margaret “Peggy” Fredericks Smith ’62 Stone Mountain, Ga.

Kelcie Evans ’16 Atlanta, Ga.

Carolyn Crawford Thorsen ’55 Atlanta, Ga.

Interested in learning more about the Alumnae Board? Visit agnesscott.edu/alumnae/ volunteering.html. *Officer and ex officio positions are as articulated in the Alumnae Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The mission of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Board is to represent the voice of alumnae to the college; to advance the mission and strategic priorities of the college in collaboration with staff, faculty and administration; and to cultivate engagement and connectivity of alumnae across all decades through communication, service to the college and stewardship.

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1 | In August 2021, classmates Virginia “Mae” Hall Boys ’64, “Mary Mac” Mitchell Saunders ’64, Joh Sundy Lybass ’64, Eve Anderson Earnest ’64 and Lucy Herbert Molinaro ’64 visited at Joh’s summer home in Waynesville, N.C. 2 | Elizabeth “Libby” Hanson Duerr ’58 and Lisa Ann Duerr ’87 attended an outdoor family wedding in Holland, Michigan, in August. Grandmother (not pictured) of the groom is Ann Hanson Merklein ’55. 3 | Mary Alice Compton Osgood ’48 attended the wedding of grandnephew Lee Shepard and Shannon Og on Treasure Island, Fla. Lee is the son of Mary Alice’s niece, Jamie Osgood Shepard ’74 and Randy Shepard. 4 | Sarah Timmons Gladden ’65, her daughter Louise and granddaughter Ellen pictured October 2021 in New York City.

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5 | Deborah "Debbie" Rosen ’66 6 & 7 | Keller Henderson Barron ’53 and her dog Sarah strutting her stuff at the Annual Paw Parade, Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, Columbia, S.C. 8 | Wardie Abernethy Martin ’59, Pat Forrest Davis ’59, Mary Dunn DeBorde ’59, Blanche Helm Nichols ’59, Sally Sanford Rugaber ’59 at Garth Newel.

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1 | Barbara “B.J.” Brown Freeman ’66 (middle) and family celebrating grandson James’ 4th birthday. 2 | Malinda Snow ’66 chooses "sidewalk art" to celebrate MLK’s birthday. 3 | Anne Morse Topple ’66 and husband Jim visit UVA.

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4 | Mary Brown Bullock ’66, Portia Morrison ’66, Alice Davidson ’66 and Susan Thomas ’66 hanging out together in Fall 2021. 5 | Granddaughter Amy, Barney, granddaughter Grace, Suzanne Scoggins Barnhill ’66 and daughter Virginia enjoy the Christmas holidays together.

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1 | Mary Kuykendall Nichols ’66 in Darien, Conn. 2 | Lucy Hamilton Lewis ’68 and Amante “Montie” Smith Acuff ’72 visit in Savannah Ga. 3 | Gué Pardue Hudson ’68 tries her hand fishing at Blackberry Farm.

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4 | Ann Roberts Divine ’67 and Jane McCurdy Vardaman ’67 (Sonny and Cher! from Senior Follies) in St. Louis. 5 | Partner Barbara Rogers ’68, daughter Cassia, and J.C. Williams ’68. 6 | Minnie Bob Mothes Campbell ’69, Avary Hack Doubleday ’67 and Carol Blessing Ray ’69 hosted a lunch at Highlands Falls Country Club in Highlands, N.C.

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1 | Jamie Osgood Shepard ’74 with husband Randy on New Year’s Day 2022 at Panama City Beach, Fla. 2 | Judy Carol Duncan Baxley ’74 and Louise Huff Armitage ’74 on the grounds of Hillwood, home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, in Washington, D.C. 3 | Peggy Johnston Nesbit ’69, Susan Aikman Miles ’68, Ann McClain Smith ’68 and Pat Kahnle on a Road Scholar Appalachian trip.

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4 | Mary Ann McCall ’68 and Vicky Plowden Craig ’68 visit at Lake Oconee, Ga. 5 | Gigi Wilson Muirheid ’72 and Margaret Guirkin Reid ’72 at Margaret’s home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 6 | Bert and Kathy Maynard Swick ’74, their daughter Anna and husband Bryan McVae, Sue and Lane McVae celebrated Anna and Bryan’s wedding in Annapolis, Md. on May 29, 2021. 7 | Folu Folowosele ’02 and Marie Newton ’75 met at a continuing education class on Financial Planning in Houston. 8 | Debbie Dalhouse ’73 with daughter Rebecca and her husband Rafael Mesquita, and Debbie’s husband Jim Curtis, at Rafael’s graduation from Clemson University upon completion of his PhD in atmospheric physics, May 2021.

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1 | Catherine DuPree Shields ’76 and her husband with their grandchildren, Labor Day 2021. 2 | Barbara Duncan ’78, Mary Brown Diehl ’78, Kathleen O’Brien Burchill ’78 and Lynne Oswald ’78 had a reunion lunch in Lake Junaluska, N.C. in August 2021.

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3 | Kay Lawther Krill ’77 and her groom on Sept. 24, 2021. 4 | Jeff and Elaine Willburn Zullo ’78 wear halves of a Covid piñata made with their grandkids. 5 | Ruth Feicht ’86, Joan McRae ’86, Laura Fleming McKellar ’85, and Laura McRae Hitchcock ’85 enjoying time together poolside at a Costa Rican art retreat. 6 | Laura McRae Hitchcock ’85, Ruth Feicht ’86, Laura Fleming McKellar ’85 and Joan McRae ’86 about to go on a Costa Rican river rafting adventure.

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1 | Family Cutting the Ribbon on the Tom and Gloria Exploration Place at Dayton Beach, Florida Easterseals Center. Center left – Sheryl Cook ’80 and center right Vicki Cook Leonhardt ’75 2 | Cristina Santana Crays ’94 and her husband, John, celebrate their success with their two girls. 3 | Charmaine Minniefield ’95 at her public art installation in downtown Decatur at the DeKalb History Center in early 2022.

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4 | Valarie Smith and Lisa Hayes ’98. 5 | Tonya Smith Grieco ’93, Robin Lane Lamb ’94 and Julie Inabinet Putnam ’93 at a girls’ weekend in Nov. 2021, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 6 | Casey Parsons Bagby ’00, Lisa Hayes ’98, Emily Hayes Hardy ’11, and Patrice Bell ’98. 7 |Cheshire Cats in the Washington, D.C. area Mary Tina Carr ’89, Anne Leacock Coughlin ’89, Mini Abraham Panikar ’89, and Elsa Jann Schaefer ’89 met to catch up.

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1 | Suzanne Gordan Vu ’06, Vinh Vu, and family. 2 | Suzanne Gordan Vu ’06 marries Vinh Vu in Grant Park, Atlanta. 3 | Saycon Sengbloh ’00 as “Lillian” in the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years. 4 | Bevin Gaines Morgan ’05 was promoted to Head of Licensing at The Financial Gym where she is developing a new Certified Financial Trainer licensing program in order to help others learn to create financial plans for their own clients.

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5 | Eleanor Gardner ’07 poses with husband William Trimble and daughter Verity Patricia Trimble. 6 | A Scottie reunion for roommates Janet Rauscher ’99 with her daughter, Marna, and Kira Barden ’00. 7 | Katie Schroder Hall ’04 , daughter Georgia, stepdaughter Ella and husband Wes celebrate Christmas. 8 | Yalonda Rice ’00 was honored in the November 2021 issue of Susquehanna Style, a central Pennsylvania lifestyle magazine. 9 | Lillian Ruth Owen Sambuco ’05 and Laura Gargala Goldstein ’05 visit campus annually and were glad to see Robert Frost staying safe during the pandemic!

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1 | Husband Bryant, new baby Liam, big brother Draper, Liza Lucht ’06, and yorkie Ase. 2 | Alison Trendell Williams ’05 relocated back to Atlanta after five years in London and welcomed a baby girl, Wren Elizabeth Williams. 3 | Courtney Ware Lett ’06 and husband Chris attending a wedding in Accra, Ghana. 4 | Courtney Ware Lett ’06 on the beach in Winneba, Ghana.

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5 | Meggan Murphy-Grayson ’06 graduates from Notre Dame of Maryland with her BSN. 6 | Reem Faruqi’s ’06 new children’s novel Golden Girl. 7 | Rachel L’Heureux Nicastro ’08 married Ralph Nicastro. 8 | Laura Thomas ’08 and her fellow class of ’08 bridesmaids Alison Hennessee ’08, Meg Daugherty ’08, Laura Thomas ’08, and Margaret Thomas (sister of the bride).

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1 | Sarah Bauer ’10 with her husband and son, Lucien! 2 | Stephanie Parker ’11 and family welcomed Holly Jane on Dec. 12, 2021 vía natural birth. Holly’s brother and sisters are over the moon, and the Parker’s house and hearts are full. 3 | Megan Mills Kanik ’12 graduated from BU with her MFA in Costume Design. 4 | Megan Mills Kanik ’12 and Joseph Kanik at their wedding celebration in Seattle, Wash.

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5 | Samantha Tanner Allen ’11, along with husband Dane, welcomed their daughter, Rosalie, on July 18, 2021. 6 | Earlier this year, Melissa Hutcheson ’15, Katie Butler ’15, Lulu Liu ’15 and Kimberly Luong ’15 continued their tradition of a yearly get together around New Years! 7 | Left to right is Anna Hutto, Celeste Whitman ’16, Tori Forbes Lark ’16, Natalie Spruell ’18, Samantha Giordano ’16 and Carlette Jones ’16.

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1 | Courtney Faye Taylor ’15 has won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her book manuscript, Concentrate, which will be published by Graywolf Press in November 2022. 2 | Melissa Hutcheson ’15 graduated from the University of Michigan with her Ph.D. in physics in April of 2021 and moved to Portland, Ore. to accept a job as a process engineer at Intel. 3 | Left to right is Asha Bell ’16, Destiny Dawkins Phyall ’16 and Shakirah Dobson ’16 with other members of her bridal party. 4 | River Stenson Rowland, son of Rebekah Frishe ’16. 5 | Ryland All ’17 and her husband, Kit Weber.

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6 | Victoria Reed ’16 and her new husband Torri Tate. 7 | Miranda Gammon Coker ’17 and her daughter, Maisie Louise Coker. 8 | Hannah Piecuch ’20 and Lauren Bodenlos ’20 visiting campus of Mills College, another HWC, in Oakland, Calif. 9 | The Cain Specimen Garden designed by Georgia Hill ’20.

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“Your legacy is every life you touch.” — Oprah Winfrey 2017 Agnes Scott College Commencement Ceremony

Help future Scotties reach their own heights with a gift to Agnes Scott in your will or estate plans. For a confidential conversation, please contact Lee Davis, senior associate director of leadership and legacy giving, at 404.471.5448 or ldavis@agnesscott.edu.


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’47 No identified class secretary. Please send any news to share to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Genevieve Harper Alexander continues to enjoy good health and lives in her house by herself. On most days during the week, she goes down to work at her family business and stays until closing time. Her children are very attentive to her and include her in their activities and travels constantly. She is truly blessed. Charlotte Clarkson Jones is 96 and still at her wonderful retirement home — very active. She lost her yoga class to COVID-19, but she does it alone in her apartment. She also rides a bike and lifts weights. So much to do there — great courses, movies and spiritual events. She is a worker in the library and on the Grounds Committee and works for Dollie’s Digs, their resale shop. She gave up her car but has transportation there. Hello to all, especially her classmates.

’48 Adele Dieckmann McKee AdeleMcKee46@msn.com Your secretary wants to report to the Class of 1948 that the class scholarship, which was begun at our 50th Agnes Scott Reunion, has grown through recent gifts. One comes interestingly from a charitable fund Dabney herself had set up. Her brother Tom was executor of her estate and decided to observe distribution to the organizations to which Dabney was contributing, so the ASC Class of 1948 Scholarship, recently renamed the Dabney Adams Hart Class of 1948 Scholarship, received a gift from Dabney herself posthumously. The balance at the end of the 2021fiscal year was $ 61,600.17; it has a market

value of $82,395.16. The scholarship given this academic year is $1,411.00. This amount is very meaningful to the recipient. We are grateful for the interest Tom and his wife Anita have in supporting this project. Nancy Deal Weaver has moved to Black Mountain, North Carolina, to be near three of her children. She says progress is very slow getting out of boxes. Mary Elizabeth Jackson Etheridge has also left her home to live at Clairmont Place. She is enjoying her new abode and finds herself next door to another Scottie. We have lost Marianna Hollandsworth Donnell, who died Dec. 13, 2021. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family. She also lived in Black Mountain in recent years. Susan Daugherty has been in the Breman Rehab Center in Atlanta as a result of hip surgery. She looks forward to getting back to Presbyterian Village soon. She is busy taking Girl Scout cookie orders over the phone. She sends greetings to all. Susan Pope Hays writes that she has thankfully missed the virus so far. Her project now is assembling photos and data of their family history for each of her four children. She sends best greetings to the class.

’49 Mary Price Coulling gacybergran@yahoo.com Ellen Page Reid is enjoying life — and good care — at Wake Robin (Shelburne, Vermont). Very little contact with UVM — or the alums. Good friends here — some longtime UVM classmates. Family nearby, no complaints! Love to hear from former classmates!

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class notes Betsy Deal Smith and Bill are well but bored with this COVID-19 situation. Masks and no in-person activities! Livestreamed church and cellphone, email, visits with families! Two daughters close by make it better. Thankful for their driving, shopping, etc. New 3-month-old great-granddaughter in California. Hi to our “gang.” Martha Ann “Splinter” Board Howell has lived at Presbyterian Village for 22 years. Lost the Georgia Tech love of her life in 2005. Over the years, she went to church with Jo Culp Williams and Dorothy Quilian Reeves. They have both now gone to heaven. She recently talked on the phone to Nancy Dendy Ryle and Elizabeth Williams Henry. Martha will be 94 this year. She exercises in the pool three times a week and, weather permitting, walks the other days. She still lives independently in a cottage. Nancy Dendy Ryle is still in good health at 94 — she misses so many now in heaven! Loved Christmas cards from Mary Price Coulling and Betsy Deal Smith, phone visit with “Splinter Board” Howell. Love to all 49ers!

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Mary “Maic” Aichel Samford still lives in her apartment with her ever-present companion Charlie (an 80-pound black Lab). Her children threw the best ever 10-year-old doggie birthday party in September ’21 for Charlie. They had a singing group and a great big cake. All the residents in her community attended. “Charlie” loved it! She spent 1 week at the lake with her family in June. Her memory is very poor, with some degree of dementia. Her trusty walker helps her get around. Her daughter lives 1 mile away. The Lord has given her two wonderful lady caregivers. Love to all. At 93, Doris Sullivan Tippens still lives safely at Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. COVID-19 is teaching us all in many ways. Yoga and walking keep her moving, and she keeps finding meaning in stillness. Also deepening her awareness of the meaning of “privilege.” She is exceedingly proud to be an Agnes Scott alum and ever grateful for the class of ’49. With spring just around the corner, Beverly Baldwin Albea is completely ready for this virus to go away so that she can get out and go places and do all the things we haven’t been able to do. Sleeping, eating and watching sappy Hallmark movies is no way to finish out her days!

After Mary Price Coulling had an emergency pacemaker installed last summer, she decided she should resign as secretary of the class of 1949 — the Grand Old Gang. She has served in that capacity for 20 years, and she loved hearing from so many classmates and writing a quarterly “round robin.” She hopes classmates will continue to stay in touch.

’50 No identified class secretary. Please send any news to share to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Betty Phillips Lindsay continues to feel secure from COVID-19 with the wonderful staff at Carolina Meadows. However, she does miss seeing family, as they all live too far away to visit. Her husband, Landon, died two years ago, but she continues to live in “Assisted Living” there and celebrate having 13 great-grandchildren! Mildred “Milly” Flournoy de Marcellus is in good health, no COVID-19 thus far! She has six children and 21 grandchildren. Diana Durden Woodson now lives in Woodstock, Georgia, near her daughter, her husband and granddaughter. Also, another granddaughter, her husband and two greatgrandchildren ages 7 and 3. It is fun to watch them grow up. Diana is in very good health to be 92 years old. Also, one of her sons lives with her and had a liver transplant in May. This keeps them busy going to the doctors at Piedmont Hospital. She lived at Big Canoe in Pickens County for 20 years in a second home they had after her husband died before moving to Woodstock. She would love to talk to or see anyone near Woodstock. Luckily, Jo McCall Cobb is still remaining independent in her home and has family close by. She and Sally Thompson have weekly phone conversations, although they have lost many of their close friends. She loves reading and enjoys her study group as well as a book club. She now boasts of 11 great-grandchildren.

’51 Martha Ann Stegar gacybergran@yahoo.com Everything is OK for Katherine Nelson Major. She lives at home — not going out much. Her two sons live in Florida — Charles and Amanda


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s with children Quint and Lana are in Florida, where she is a professor at UCF, and he is retired military. Second son David is in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He and wife, Colleen, have two children — Summer and Carlie. They are all doing great! Katherine’s computer hasn’t worked well, so she wishes some of you could send notes through the mail — that’s it! Barbara Caldwell Perrow misses living in an assisted living community and being in California. But she is back in Georgia and is glad to be near ASC! She would like to be driving, but she doesn’t have a car. Amy Jones McGreevy just finished a year as president of the Residents’ Association. She spent two weeks in the mountains in April. Went to Biltmore to tour house and gardens and hosted family members for dinner at Grove Park Inn. In July, she went to her grandson Nathan’s wedding in “The Big Easy.” She enjoyed the food at Antoine’s and Brennan’s and Gris Grill (voodoo). The wedding had works including a jazz parade. She lit a candle in the ceremony honoring Ken. Then went to the Sistine Chapel exhibit. Don’t miss it if it comes to your area! If the adage that trouble comes in threes is valid, then Martha Ann Stegar proves the point. First came a hairline fracture of the wrist, followed by a 10-day hospital stay due to three fractured ribs. After returning to her assisted living facility, she was rushed to the hospital to have a large volume of fluid drawn from her pleural cavity. She is back home now, but these events highlight the fact that she can no longer serve as your class secretary. “I have enjoyed being your secretary for the past 50+ years and considered it an honor to be able to bring to you news about each other. From now on, you should send your news to the Alumnae Office.” — Martha Ann Stegar

’52 No identified class secretary. Please send any news to share to alumnae@agnesscott. edu. Elaine Blane Vafiadis is still well and happy. She has four married children and seven grandchildren and only one married grandson. She volunteers at the local library and one of the service programs at her church. Has been in touch with Anne Donworthy, and she talks with Katie Berdanis Farlis. Unfortunately, Elaine’s husband died in

2017, and she still lives alone in their home. In September, Adelaide Ryall Beall had a total hip replacement. She is doing well walking with a cane. She loves living on St. Simons Island! Edith Petrie Hawkins and her husband Rex are still healthy at 90! They have three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way!

’53 Anne DeWitt George acgeo@att.net Lilla Kate Parramore Hart feels very blessed to still be in her home and still drive, although she doesn’t drive at night. She enjoys visits from her four grandsons and four great-grandchildren and will be so happy when they don’t have to worry about COVID-19. Got to take part in a ribboncutting ceremony at Valdosta State College because she was there 80 years ago when Eleanor Roosevelt spoke. Keller Henderson Barron says that Agnes Scott is very well represented at the Still Hopes Retirement Center in Columbia, South Carolina: Caroline Mikell Jones ’60, Nina Nelson Smith ’65, Sandra Robertson O’Neal ’65, Dale Pendrick ’47. (Dale died January 2022.)

’54 No identified class secretary. Please send any newsto share to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Katharine Hefner Gross’ daughter Margaret and she spent a few days in Seattle, Washington, with her other daughter and family during the Christmas season! Very festive! Take care, classmates! Just like each of you, it has certainly been an unusual time for Gloria Price Pickett. She has lost six friends to COVID-19 and is grateful that only one family member has had it. Fortunately, her time in quarantine gave her time to complete a lot of projects in the house, and now it’s time to start over. She is active in her church choir, Bible Study Women’s Circle, committees and her P.E.O. chapter — she has been a P.E.O. for 54 years. Where does the time go? Jane Crook Cunningham doesn’t remember ever being “campused” while at ASC, but she has

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class notes been locked down in her retirement home because of COVID-19. They pick up their meals and eat in their rooms. They have three other ASC graduates who have gotten together in the past. None are from our class. Hasn’t been anywhere except to her daughter’s house at DeBordieu Beach.

’55 No identified class secretary. Please send any news to share to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Mary Alice Kemp had a terrible fall in April that resulted in a crushed right shoulder and a broken right wrist. Two doctors said they were “reluctant to do surgery on an octogenarian”! Her pain level is greatly reduced, and she can feed herself without dropping too much food in her lap. Can’t write very well. She uses a walker and can’t drive yet. She now lives at Arbor Terrace. Julia C. Beeman says thank you to her classmates Ann Hanson Merklein and Alice Nunnally McGuire, who let her know they share her interest in the writings of Erik Larsen. Julia still challenges herself with formerly disclaimed writers — three novels of W. M. Faulkner later, she continues to disdain him. Her two children, five grandchildren and she are as well as possible in these dire times.

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Louise Robinson Singleton wishes everyone a Happy New Year! 2021 was a fine year for her, including a trip with family to Tuscany in October. She is looking forward to another fine year at home in Santa Fe. Hannah Jackson Alnutt has much to be thankful for! She belongs to two book clubs, and she works crossword puzzles and sudoku. Goes to church! Both she and her husband Tom are in good health considering their age! And their heart problems! The apple of Helen Jo Hinchey Williams’ eye these days is her adorable great-grandson, who explores the world as if he owns it. One of his greatest interactive joys is playing “hide-and-goseek.” For a couple of octogenarians, she supposes that she and her husband Roy would be considered in the top percentile of healthy ones. Both bemoan the tragedies of today’s world and delight in its gifts and beauties. Margaret “Peggy” McMillan White and her husband moved to Franklin, Tennessee, in March 2021 to be near one of their sons and some of their grandchildren and their families. They are enjoying

being near their family and their three greatgrandchildren. They have two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

’56 Helen Haynes Patton helenpatton@comcast.net Members of the class of 1956 would have preferred to have beautiful days in Decatur and a large attendance for their 65th Class Reunion, but the ongoing pandemic ruled out such a gathering for spring 2021. Instead, the alumnae staff and others worked diligently to create the best-possible, virtual Alumnae Weekend, June 3-5. Presentations by President Zak, current students and others gave “attending” alumnae an update on life at Agnes Scott in 2021 and projections for the years to come. Alumnae Association business was handled, and a beautiful, interfaith memorial service was offered. Of course, the main attraction of the weekend was having time to gather with classmates for “catch-up” sessions. Those Zoom sessions were attended by Virginia Love Dunaway, Stella Biddle Fitzgerald, Anne Welborn Greene, Ann Alvis Shibut, Anne Welborn Greene and Helen Haynes Patton. Each had a chance to share where she is now in her life, updates about classmates who could not be present, grief for classmates who have died and special memories of our life together at Agnes Scott 65 or more years ago. Virginia Love Dunaway declared that it was fun to have a small reunion. “Once we got used to seeing that our classmates had also aged a bit, we had a good time visiting. Rebekah looked great on our virtual tour.” Virginia now reports that she and Dan have missed COVID-19 with the help of vaccinations and have stayed healthy so far. They are enjoying life at The Forum in Dallas. Anne Welborn Greene also had fun seeing classmates (virtually) at the 65th reunion. She confessed that, after three falls and a broken wrist, she is no longer in denial about her aging. But she feels very blessed to have her family nearby and be very attentive. Ann Alvis Shibut talked about her oldest granddaughter and her husband of one year, who have just gotten their first foster daughter, aged 14. She supposes that this, in some way, makes her a great-grandmother. She shares another


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California. One family is in San Francisco, one in Santa Barbara, one in San Diego, and one near her in Pacific Palisades. Sarah stays busy with two book groups, singing in the choir at church, taking piano lessons and hiking in local mountains.

Some of our classmates, including participants in this year’s ASC Writers’ Festival, got to see archival footage of Mary “Memye” Curtis Tucker sharing some of her poetry as a part of the 1993 Writers’ Festival. We are proud of Memye as a gifted poet and 10-time Writers’ Festival guest author. Memye is proud of her granddaughter Emma, who has graduated summa cum laude, ODK, Phi Beta Kappa, Palladia and had her choice of medical schools for her next step.

Husband Bill reports that Eleanor Swain All is currently in the care of hospice. He explains that she has been in the hospital or in memory care since suffering a fall the day before Thanksgiving, and then she got COVID-19 the day after Christmas. The Alls celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in December. “Eleanor talks about Agnes Scott all the time — the most joyous years of her Life.”

Annette Jones Griffin was not able to participate in the reunion weekend, but she reports that she and David, after 67 years of marriage, still have good minds and good memories of years of teaching and enjoyable traveling. None of their family members still live in Carrollton, but satisfying visits keep them connected, and she can say that “life is still good for us.”

Mary Nell Mobley McElmurray Jones shares a brighter report of her life in 2022: “After dancing together for six years, my partner Ed Jones asked me to marry him. We married September and enjoy being able to be active again in dancing, pickleball, gardening, cooking, etc.” She admits that they are slowing down with age but still being as active as possible.

Among the classmates who were missed at the reunion weekend was Jane Johnson Waits, who died in March 2021. Though Jane left Agnes Scott after her marriage at the end of her junior year and finished her education at Middle Tennessee State College and Georgia State University, she was a loyal Agnes Scott alumna and a faithful attendee at earlier reunions.

Emmie Hay Hancock also sends a very upbeat report of her current situation. Enjoying life at The Pines in Davidson, she feels very blessed to have good health, good friends and loving family — especially during this difficult year. Emmie says she is “still very much involved in our training/ consulting business, local Democratic precinct work, church work, and The Pines Residents Association.” She stays very busy and is grateful to have opportunities for meaningful work.

Sadly, in the months since the reunion, we have received word of several other deaths: Carol Stroud died of COVID-19-induced pneumonia on Jan. 22, 2021, as reported by her husband of 41 years. Sarah Tucker Hall’s daughter Megan reported that her mom passed away on Sept. 3, 2021. Megan wears Sarah’s ring still, remembering that she “loved Agnes Scott so much!” Robbie Shelnutt Upshaw’s husband, Calvin, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019. Robbie now keeps mostly at home, where she is visited by her five children and their spouses, her 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Sarah Davis Adams’ husband of 62 years, Tom, died in early December 2021 following complications from a stroke. She says that her four boys have been wonderfully supportive in this transition for all the family, all of whom live in

Mary Ann Pearlstine Aberman reports that she is living quietly in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she has retired from boards and now spends time reading, watching TV and going for walks. Her grandchild Layla is in Atlanta, going to Emory, but Mary Ann regrets that she was unable to get Layla to follow both her grandmother and greatgrandmother to Agnes Scott.

’57 Helen Sewell Johnson helensjohns@comcast.net Anne Terry Sherren is still active in her independent living community. She is the worship coordinator and was recently elected to their Resident Council. She enjoys learning from friends and learning about her classmates. Frances Cork Ross has, sadly, nothing awesome

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class notes to report other than that she’s still living and active. Life is still beautiful! Mary Oates Burton and her husband Bob moved to the new Presbyterian Village Athens. With their two daughters, they laughed and cried as they went through 54 years of accumulation. They have met four other Scotties there: Donna McGinty ’55, Carol Durrance Dunbar ’71, Melisha Miles Gilreath ’74, and Jaqueline Woolfolk Mathes ’35. Elizabeth Ansley Allan moved into Canterbury Court on Peachtree almost three years ago and enjoys it very much, especially since other Agnes Scott alumnae keep joining her. Thanks to Zoom, she is enjoying this year’s Winter Seminar about how fiction written by Southern women has changed in the past 100 years. Marti Jo Black Slife has been living with her daughter Elizabeth for 2½ years in Jonesboro, Georgia. She is still working part time as minister to older adults at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church. Her other children and grands are scattered all over the U.S. — Oregon, Ohio, Connecticut, Kentucky and Georgia. She travels as often as possible. Virginia McClurkin Jones and her husband Charles are enjoying each day, keeping in touch virtually with family and friends. They are still members of Rotary and active in AAUW. t 32

For Mary Miot “Maizie” Cox Hale, 2021 brought two weddings of two granddaughters: Emma and Ali Hale — Emma in June, outdoors; Ali in December, indoors. Both weddings were in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both are daughters of her second son, Brett, who retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel. Mary continues meeting with her two book groups, primarily through Zoom. Also, a longtime birthday group. They have returned to lunches, as Atlanta still has delightful restaurants from which to choose!

for 57 years. She has also been fortunate to have her daughter live with her since her husband passed away in 1997. This past fall, she visited Dot McLanahan Watson at her new home in Greeneville, South Carolina. They had a nice visit and reinforced the adage of “old friends are the best friends.” Elaine Lewis Hudgins is thankful for four wonderful sons, three daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and 66 amazing years with J.B. During their first year of marriage, they lived in Tripoli, Libya, while J.B. served in the U.S. Air Force. They have been in Toccoa, where J.B. owned and operated Hudgins Furniture Company. After retiring, they enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. J.B. died May 5, 2021. Nancy Brock Blake had a late December trip to Colorado with all of her family. It was a very happy diversion from COVID-19 cautious living! They were grateful for a safe, successful week of being together. Nancy is thankful for good health and the ability to continue teaching a ladies’ Sunday school class, serving on the board at the local college and other activities. She is looking forward to one of her grandsons’ February wedding at Peachtree Road Presbyterian Church. She trusts it will be possible for the class of ’57 to have an in-person reunion this summer. She misses seeing her wonderful classmates, and she hopes it will be safe to gather in June. Love and good health to all! Mary “Betsy” Crapps Burch says, “Greetings to my classmates of class ’57.” She and her husband Donald are blessed to have a greatgrandchild, Levin Kennedy Jones! They also are fortunate to have superb health care support, a condition that makes it possible for them to remain in their home.

’58 Elizabeth Hanson Duerr ebelld@aol.com

Dr. Lucy Robertson Greene thanks her classmates for checking in on her. She continues to serve as a consultant for the Moody support effort in Valdosta, Georgia. This gives her daily contact with Moody AFB and our Pentagon. It remains a privilege to serve in this capacity and to care for our Moody Airmen. She still misses her dear sisterin-law Doris Musgrave Robertson.

Carlanna Lindamood Hendrick announced that after living for 51 years in one house, she sold it to a neighbor and has moved into a two-bedroom apartment near her church, the museum, the performing arts center and the best restaurant in town. She is working on disposing of many books and is glad her son has taken many of them.

Joyce Skelton Wimberly has been blessed to live in her home in Brentwood, Tennessee,

Nancy Grayson reports that she bravely carried out her travel plans and flew to Puerto Vallarta,


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s Mexico, and is staying in a condo a block from the ocean, which she can see and hear from her balcony. June Fulmer Fortson enjoyed her first white Christmas, traveling with her son and his family to Deer Valley, Utah. She enjoyed sitting by the fire while the others were skiing. She was happy to be able to livestream the candlelight service from her home church.

grandson of Libby’s sister, Ann Hanson Merklein ’55. They were blessed with beautiful weather for the wedding in the lovely outdoor setting, complete with a Dutch windmill.

’59 Blanche Helm Nichols nchobo331@gmail.com

Marion “Pinky” McCall Bass has moved to a wonderful retirement village in Fairhope, Alabama. Her daughter and husband have moved into her old place. She has a new book out, an art book, “Entwined,” which can be ordered through her coauthor’s website, carolyndemeritt.com.

Melba Cronenberg Bassett was finally able to visit her son in British Columbia for Christmas. It was a very joyful holiday. She hadn’t seen her two grandkids in almost two years, and she loved experiencing Santa through their eyes. Kitsie and her husband are spending much time at their beach house, so Melba can see them often.

Margaret Rice Hill reports that her granddaughter Margaret Lundy is a junior at Agnes Scott and won the top award for the Black Cat T-shirt in fall 2019. Margaret was honored to receive the first tee with the design.

Anne Dodd Campbell and her family were probably the most enthusiastic fans ever during the National Football Championship. Her grandson played on the University of Georgia team. She said there are no words to describe their pride and joy.

Carol “Caro” McDonald Smith reports her granddaughter Taylor has a 2-year-old son. Another granddaughter Katie is engaged. Caro is excited about her expanding family and says this is what keeps her happy and invested in life. Caro has been leading a busy social life with playing cards, a Bible study group and some travel. She and her husband, Paul, have gotten together with classmate Joan St. Clair Goodhew and her husband Bill.

Kay Collums Davenport reported that their eldest granddaughter, Betsy Martin, who worked with President George and Laura Bush at the White House, has been appointed a director at the Bush Foundation in Dallas, Texas.

Nancy Alexander Johnson suffered the loss of both her twin brother David and her sister-in-law Janet in December. But she and her husband Pierce have become great-grandparents for the second time, welcoming Wyatt Lee Vincent in early January — the joy of new birth to ease the pain of loss. Shirley McDonald Larkey reports that she has stayed busy during the pandemic. In January 2021, she hosted nine Chi Phi boys from her grandson’s fraternity for a retreat at her mountain home. In June, she went to the beach with her family, and in September, she was given a surprise 85th birthday party. She has given herself a Polaris all-terrain vehicle to have fun on mountain trails. Louise Law Hagy announced that she moved to a retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in January 2020. Elizabeth “Libby” Hanson Duerr and daughter Lisa Ann Duerr ’87, traveled to Holland, Michigan, for a family wedding in August. The groom was the

In September, Leah “Bugs” Matthews Fontaine joined Hazel Ellis ’58 and Elizabeth Garrard Saba to celebrate Elizabeth’s birthday. Hazel has made it a yearly tradition to host them! Pauline Winslow Gregory and her husband spend most of their time at their second home near Caesars Head, South Carolina. They spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with their daughter’s extended (and vaccinated) family in Atlanta and thoroughly enjoyed their four great-grandchildren. Betty Edmunds Grinnan resides in independent living at Westminster-Canterbury in Richmond. They have been in lockdown with COVID-19, but she enjoys Zoom exercise classes and gets out to visit her son Tom. Ethel DuRant Hughes is in a great ladies’ Sunday school class whose members still take an interest in world affairs. A grandson who lives in Atlanta will be married in May; he and his wife will remain in Atlanta. The Hugheses have two greatgranddaughters (4 and 2), with two little boys on the way.

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class notes Mary Ann Henderson Johnson and her husband Corky lead an active life despite the effects of COVID-19. Mary Ann went on a 12-day trip to Switzerland for a wedding in September and hiked for five days. One grandchild got married in October; their youngest began college. Their church has carefully reopened, and they are enjoying that community again. Wardie Abernethy Martin’s happiest news is that she has an incredibly wonderful greatgrandson, born in November. Though she no longer drives, his parents are wonderful about taking him to visit her. Sally Sanford Rugaber continues to be on the board of Floyd Virginia Center for the Arts and will probably again chair the 2022 House & Garden Tour, a big fundraiser. Otherwise, Walter, Eliot (the cat) and Sally pretty much just hang out in the Meadows of Dan in the Virginia mountains. Audrey Johnson Webb still lives in her home and engages in many activities: church, senior learning (OLLI), Republican Women’s Club, Widows Outreach for her husband’s West Point class (’58). Her three sons with their families live in Dallas, Texas; Jupiter, Florida; and Springfield, Virginia, near her. She has 10 grandchildren and three great-grands.

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Ellen Johnson ecmcjo@gmail.com Laura Lowdes Parker is not slowing down. She writes that she has started the process toward becoming a deacon in the Episcopal Church. She is also an active volunteer for several groups, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the Wings of Hope Widows Ministry and a local food pantry, in addition to serving as a docent at a military museum. She enjoys water aerobics and a monthly book club and is planning a trip to the Holy Land in March. Living in a retirement community in Atlanta, St. Anne’s Terrace, Becky Wilson Guberman stays active as president of the Residents’ Association. With exercise and yoga classes, bridge and mahjong, life is full but cautious because of the continuing pandemic. The Agnes Scott Winter Seminar, held annually in January and February and this year focusing on Southern women writers, is a weekly joy and challenge. The Atlanta Agnes Scott Book Club keeps her busy with meetings and

discussions of new and classic books. Katherine “Kaye” Lamb would like to know if any of our classmates are duplicate bridge players. She spends many hours a week playing with several partners, most of whom are shut-ins. She is not a shut-in! On the contrary, she is the social chair of her condo community and plans and participates in many yearly events. Jane Law Allen has moved from an apartment in an independent living facility to a condo where she has neighbors of all ages. In the small apartment, she felt really isolated during the height of the pandemic. This spring, she will visit her two granddaughters at their colleges. They both are planning careers in public health. At Peachtree Presbyterian Church, she is participating in a class using the Quest Study Bible. Perhaps, she wrote, “Our old professors, Dr. Boney, Dr. Garber, and Dr. Kline, are probably clapping their hands in heaven over this huge effort to facilitate Bible study.” Last October, Anita Moses Shippen traveled by plane to visit her granddaughter, who is in her second year at the Naval Academy and loving it! Another granddaughter, Mary Ellen Sanders, is a first-year student at Agnes Scott. She is the daughter of Margaret Shippen Sanders ’85. Anita adds that if she reported on her seven other grandchildren, she would take up our allotted space. June Hall McCash’s historical novel “The Truth Keepers” has been published. It is a sequel to “Marguerite’s Landing,” which is based on the life and times of the Dubignon family, who settled on Jekyll Island in the late 18th century. Jill Imray Shapard reports that she misses her husband Tommy very much. She lost him to pancreatic cancer in June 2021. The first two months of 2022 have brought us other sad news. We have heard of the deaths of classmates Susanne Hoskins Brown, Lillian Hart, Dian Smith Brewton and Rosemary Roberts. Barbara Specht Reed and Rebecca Evans Callahan hosted Suzanne Hoskins Brown’s husband, Joe, for a weekend in the Callahans’ home. It must have been a time of reminiscing about Suzanne’s amazing life. Many of you may remember that Suzanne lost her eyesight at age 40.


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’61 No identified class secretary. Please send any news to share to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Virginia Johnson Braswell has worked with the local Habitat for Humanity as executive director since 1993. Retiring on her 83rd birthday, March 29, 2022, as they finish their 150th home! It’s been good, rewarding. And now, as she tells folks every day, “I’m turning it over to God!” Christy Hages Demos and her husband Angelo have lived in Miami, Florida, since their marriage in 1963. They have two daughters who are married with two children each. They both live nearby. Christy and her husband see their daughters, sonsin-law and grandchildren all the time. So happy they are near them. Judith Houchins Wightman and her husband Hal have been living in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, since 2015. They sold their home in California to move closer to their families. They have three children, seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. They have been blessed with their families and their good health. Page Smith Morahan has started a new entrepreneurial art business, pagespagesgallery. com, to support the global international health professions education (faimer.org) program she cofounded to improve the health of communities around the world. She views herself as a photographer bringing the world closer through calendars, multilanguage greeting cards and metallic wall art. Also, see her art on social media at https://bit.ly/pagespagesfb, http://bit.ly/ pagespagesig and https://www.linkedin.com/in/ page-morahan-16a0601. Emily Bailey is enjoying her life in her hometown of Clinton, South Carolina. She would enjoy seeing Scotties living in the area too. Julia “Panni” Doar Grubb is enjoying living in Charleston, South Carolina, where friends like to visit for the food and climate. COVID-19 prevents much travel, but she did spend August on Pawleys Island with friends and family. She keeps in touch with several Scotties: Judy Albergotti Hines and Ana Maria Aviles, there in Charleston; Betty Mattern York, by phone; Nancy “Missy” Moore Kuykendall, by visits to Davidson, North Carolina; and Mary Ann McSwain Antley, by phone. Anne Christensen Pollitzer and her husband

Rich are being careful and enjoying their island home. They have been married 51 years, and their big family (nine cases of COVID-19 but no one hospitalized) of four sons, seven grands, and six step-grands stay in touch on Zoom. She has the distinction of having lived in the tower room in Main twice — her first and senior years. Three years ago, in the summer of 2019, Lucy Scales Tiller and her husband (a retired doctor) moved to The Woodlands at Furman. They love being in a retirement home next to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Tom and Lucy are involved in a Learning in Retirement program at Furman (Olli). Great courses, from bridge to Latin! Since the arrival of COVID-19 and its variants, Kathryn “Kacky” Chambers Elliott and her husband Phil have been traveling. They went to North Charleston, South Carolina, in December 2021, and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in February 2022, for Kacky to participate in swim meets at each location. Her age group has very few competitors, so she comes out looking pretty good! There ARE advantages of “having more birthdays.” Jane Bennet McLane and her husband Mac have lived in Valdosta since his graduation from law school, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June. Their two children are doing well. Their granddaughter has obtained her master’s degree in education, and their grandson has graduated from Georgia Southern and is living in Colorado.

’62 Milling Kinard emkinard@verizon.net In August 2021, Peggy Frederick Smith, Mary Ann Leslie Longshore, and Betsy Jefferson Boyt traveled to North Dakota to see the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the outdoor musical at Medora and the Enchanted Highway. In South Dakota, they visited Custer State Park, where they had a close encounter in the dark with a bison bull; the Crazy Horse Memorial and the other-worldly landscapes in Badlands National Park. They had lots of fun and have many stories to share. Peggy Frederick Smith is in her third year of living in Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Her days are full of

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On Dec. 26, 2021, Sue Mustoe Lloyd’s family all gathered at her house to celebrate Christmas after having negative COVID-19 tests. The center of attention was her great-granddaughter, Hazel, who turned 2 in October. Kayanne Shoffner Massey writes that her eldest grandchild Chandler, who graduated from UCLA a year ago, has appeared on “Days of Our Lives,” winning three Emmys. He starred in a Christmas Hallmark movie and has been asked to do another.

’63 Mary Beth Thomas thomasmb1980@gmail.com Sandy Johnson Barrow’s husband, John, refers to those our age as “circling the drain.” Not so, says Sandy, who sells real estate, is active in her church and plays duplicate bridge. Other classmates also demonstrate that John is mischaracterizing them.

A retrospective exhibition in Istanbul of Ipek Absugur Duben’s art has received extensive press coverage. The exhibition, “Skin, Body, and I,” encapsulates her lifelong exploration of such topics as gender, male violence, displacement, migration and consumerism. (See https://saltonline. org/en/2386/the-skin-body-and-i?home.) Dudley Milward Zopp’s installations, combining art and restoration of habitat, can be explored at dudleyzopp.com/habitat. Lynn Denton made a short film in Maine in the fall, “The Only Life You Could Save” (https:// vimeo.com/659387664), and her film “City Light” was recently broadcast in a retrospective of films related to Philadelphia. Frances Anderson received her sixth Fulbright, this one to work with refugee children in Athens, Greece. Becky Bruce Jones studied online at Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, for two years to become a lay minister and is preaching in rural country churches. Nancy Duvall Hargrove published an essay on T.S. Eliot’s year at Oxford. One of Jane Gilbertson McGuffin’s poems from her book “Under the Radar” won the international Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Margaret VanDeman Blackmon is very active in “Fair Districts Georgia,” where she testified before the Georgia House and Senate to stop gerrymandering. Our president, Gloria Ellis Pylant, volunteers at Piedmont Athens Hospital and is an active participant in the hospital auxiliary as well as the University Woman’s Club. At Covenant Presbyterian Church, she serves on the personnel committee, currently the search committee for a new interim pastor. Sarah “Stokie” Cumming Mitchell is the Clerk of Session at her home church. She spent five days throwing pots at Fall Craft Week in Montreat, North Carolina, where Ina Jones Hughs was teaching a writing workshop. Stokie reports an Agnes Scott moment during that week. It seems that one of Ina’s students, Edna Bacon ’61, got stuck on the elevator in Anderson Auditorium. A group of Scotties, who had been waiting for her, gathered around the unopened door and broke


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s into “God of the Marching Centuries” to give her courage until help arrived. Families are also active. Anne Miller Boyd’s grandson was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and accepted a call to St. Peter’s in Rome, Georgia. Lucy Gordon Andrews’ oldest grandson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in December and already has a job. Lucy’s husband Trygve Tollefsbol was awarded a distinguished professorship in biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Lucy is actively managing their horse business, Pair O’ Docs Farm. Eloise Wade McCown’s daughter and sonin-law’s youngest child, Gracie Johnson (Eloise Grace), will graduate from Agnes Scott this coming May! Betty Ann Gatewood Wylie and James moved to Canterbury Court, a life plan community near their Atlanta home of 51 years. Rather remarkably, when Margaret McKinley McCormick relocated from Tampa, Florida, to be near her family in Atlanta, she moved to Lenbrook, a senior living facility just across the street from where Betty Ann now lives. Deedie Withers Estes sold her house in Richfield, North Carolina, and moved to her beach house, living with her brother, “who is younger and does all the work.” Betsy Schenck Kylstra and Chester now live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and “find plenty to do with grandchildren nearby and a house [they] are fixing up.” Nancy Abernethy Young travels between homes in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Vero Beach, Florida. Frances Anderson has moved to Daniel Island, South Carolina. Despite COVID-19, classmates have traveled. Betsy Schenck Kylstra and Chester enjoyed a trip to the Colorado mountains, revisiting campsites where they stayed almost 40 years ago. Doris Poliakoff Feinsilber and Mike visited Dudley Zopp’s studio in Maine and added one of his paintings to their collection.

Ellen Hodgson Oakes traveled with her daughter’s family to Cartegna, Colombia, and her whole family went to Park City, Utah, over Christmas. Gloria Ellis Pylant visited an old friend in Osterville, Massachusetts, on Nantucket Sound and traveled with family from there to Montreat, North Carolina. Helen Jones Robin and Ty, their extended family, and friends celebrated her 80th birthday in Raleigh and Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Valerie McClanahan Goetz and Charlie celebrated their 80th birthdays by taking their whole family to the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. Julia Prather Duggan and Ervin spend winters at The Pines retirement community in Davidson, North Carolina, and summers in Blue Ridge, Georgia, where they get visits from their two sons and four grandchildren.

’64 Brenda Brooks Jackson beba@jacksonpnw.com Lila Sheffield Howland reports that she and Anne Minter Nelson had lunch in mid-July with Clair MacLeod Muller ’67 and that they FaceTimed with Clair’s sister Catherine “Sue” McCleod Holland in Santa Monica, California. Lila also reported that she attended the alumnae gathering in Cashiers, North Carolina, in August. She and Nora “Rooke” Field were the only members of their class in attendance. Joh Sundy Lybass hosted a group of ’64 classmates for a few days in August at her mountain home in Waynesville, North Carolina. Eve Anderson Earnest, Virginia “Mae” Hall Boys, Lucy Herbert Molinaro, and Mary Mac Mitchell Saunders “ate, … talked, and talked and ate and finally went to bed.” Norma “Betty” Alvis Gerardeau took that long-postponed photography workshop in Montana in August. She also taught an iPhone photography class for her women’s club, and she has been able to continue playing handbells at her church. While she stopped doing a daily blog late in the spring, she still posts occasionally, and her website is still active.

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class notes This past fall, Nina Pearson Richards and her husband Ron bought a Tesla and drove from Washington state to Lexington, Massachusetts, and back to visit with her “perfect grandchildren,” Nate, age 6, and Emma, age 2½. She reports that charging stations were very plentiful along the route. The car’s range of 400 miles meant frequent stopping and nice rest/eating breaks. Mary Womack Cox and her husband John adopted a 6-year-old black cat from the Humane Society this fall whom they have named Mutti. She has brought much joy to them after a year with no cat in the family. She also reports that she and John enjoyed singing in their church choir through the Christmas season before the church returned to livestream worship. In September, they went to Sue Keith-Lucas Carson’s funeral at St. Paul’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She reports the service was full of music and affection, as Sue had left such a legacy of love.

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’66 Margaret “Peggy” Marion Ryals mryals001@sc.rr.com Barb Symroski Mayer helped her daughter, Susan, and Eva, the cutest granddaughter in the world, transition via airplane from life in Alaska to their new life in Madison, Wisconsin, with Dad, Jack, and dog Kaimana following a week after. Kay Roseberry McCarron’s current focus is the Girls’ Learning Foundation in Teso, Uganda, as they return their secondary students to school after a two-year pandemic lockdown, the longest school shutdown in any country in the world. Kay is a trustee on the board and the lead on the program team, developing new and better ways to educate their sponsored students after the two-year delay in their education. Kay has recently returned to Virginia.

Carolyn “Kelly” Mulherin Oates and her husband Jack met Mary Jo Beverly Limbird and her husband Glen during the Christmas season for lunch in Asheville, North Carolina. Kelly reports they were having so much fun catching up that they forgot to take a photo.

Anne Morse Topple and Jim are participating in the Moderna trials. During the brief COVID-19 thaw, they went to Virginia and hiked 15 miles of the Appalachian Trail with Anne’s younger sister. They visited UVA for the first time since Anne’s comps in 1967!

Just about every Saturday at 4 p.m., Janet Hodge Emerson, in Atlanta, teaches virtual piano lessons to Katharine “Betty” Hood Atkinson in Michigan. The piano playing is not only a pleasure but is also music therapy for Betty, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2018 auto accident. The music lessons are remarkably effective at helping heal the TBI. Betty writes that she is immensely grateful to Janet for her help.

Bonnie Henderson Schell is finishing a collection of fiction and memoir called “Here We Go Loop de Loop and other Stories and Aberrations.” Another collection of creative nonfiction chronicles her history of psychiatric treatment ending in tardive dyskinesia.

The class of ’64 continued to demonstrate that they have their own unique way of proving they have “jelled.” This past year, a group of class members led a campaign to raise money for what became known as the “elevator project.” The group wanted a way to celebrate the memories of our years of living in Main and the lasting friendships that began and grew there. After searching for a place that would be highly visible to honor those memories, permission was given to “name” the elevator. Through the generosity of 27 donors, including both classmates and relatives of classmates, $50,195 was raised so that a plaque reading “Main Friendships – Class of 1964” will be displayed in the elevator of the renovated building for future students to see when using it to access the upper floors. Completion of the campaign was a wonderful way to begin 2022.

Carol Davenport Wood and Tom’s twins Kate in Hammond, Louisiana, and Torrey, from Dublin, Ohio, conspired to surprise their parents with an unannounced visit from their big sister Brooks from San Diego, so all three were in Hammond for a few days for a family reunion. Dianne Swaim Cox and her husband Bob spent a few days in Crested Butte, Colorado, during the Christmas holidays amid one of the largest snowfalls in recent memory. They also attended their grandson Jack Witherington’s Eagle Scout ceremony in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jan Gaskell Ross and her extended family made it to Maine in August 2021 after canceling the trip in 2020 and had a wonderful time walking, eating, sailing and just connecting. COVID-19 has meant Zooming or streaming church, book clubs, meetings, and visiting with friends in other places. Jan says they try to stay grateful and calm and


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s manage aging as best as they can. Libby McGeachy Mills and Bill joined Nancy Bruce Truluck and Richard for New Year’s at their home in Cataloochee, North Carolina. Fabulous food, fireside chats, walks and views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, along with lots of music and laughter, made a perfect way to celebrate the New Year. Mary Kuykendall Nichols traveled around Connecticut Thanksgiving week visiting a friend in West Hartford; a couple who are friends in Darien, overlooking Long Island Sound; and then on Thanksgiving Day, joining family near Sharon in the western part of the state. It was a wonderful change of scenery! Susan Thomas reports that the ASC class of ’66 made enormous strides toward its $150,000 FY goal during November, once more blowing away the development staff and cowing the competition! Susan also reports that Gué Pardue Hudson ’68 had dinner with John Carden recently, and he was touched to learn that the college had used Ayse’s talk to garner the support of the college she loved. Susan Tribble advises us to have a lake for retreat during a pandemic. Geese flying, mallards swimming and turtles sunning remind her to be thankful for the natural world. She looks forward to the time we can emerge into whatever our new life is to be. Imagine one free of masks! Suzanne Scoggins Barnhill and Barney enjoyed seeing their daughter, Virginia, and her family for the first time since Christmas 2019. For The New York Times Spelling Bee addicts: Suzanne tries to be QBBB — Queen Bee Before Breakfast every day — and plays Wordle.

’67 Jane McCurdy Vardaman janevardaman63@gmail.com Judy Barnes Crozier writes that in October, Avary Hack Doubleday graciously agreed to visit Judy’s book club in Rock Hill, South Carolina, to discuss her book, “Daughter of the Dawn: A Child of Hilton Head Island, 1950-1956,” published in July 2019. Her presentation was very well received, plus Avary and Judy had a good chance to catch up. Bronwen DuKate writes that she is still disgustingly healthy. She still works as the owner

of a boutique inn and spends her free time contemplating the demise of democracy, the demise of the planet as we know it and her own inevitable demise. Avary Hack Doubleday writes that in August, she, Minnie Bob Mothes Campbell ’69 and Carol Blessing Ray ’69 hosted a lunch at Highlands Falls Country Club in Highlands, North Carolina, for area alumnae. Twenty-eight ladies attended, enjoyed a delicious lunch and had a chatty time catching up with one another and Agnes Scott news. In November, Anne Sheilds Bishop ’64, Becky Reynolds Bryson ’64 and Erwin Abell, Avary Hack Doubleday and Gerry, and Robin Belcher Patrick ’65 and Jody attended the Greenwood Dinner Club’s dinner-dance at Greenwood Country Club. It was a festive and fun evening. Ann Roberts Divine writes that in December, after not traveling for almost two years, she gathered her courage and got back on the road or — more accurately — the water. She took a Rhine River cruise to Christmas markets in Switzerland, France and Germany. COVID-19 restrictions made things a little more challenging and complicated, but she had a good time, and it was worth it. In August, she and Jane McCurdy Vardaman and her husband Lee had the chance to visit St. Louis, where Jane’s daughter MaryAnne and her husband Mike have moved. Jane and Lee had just completed a fabulous river boat cruise of the Upper Mississippi River that began in St. Paul, Minnesota, and enjoyed getting to spend a few days in St. Louis with family and friends. Susan Sleight Mowry writes that her best news centers around her three granddaughters. Faith Holley is a sophomore at Samford University in Birmingham and has just started her study abroad program in London. Shea Mowry is a first-year student at Boston University studying biomedical engineering. Anna Mowry is a senior at an international school in Cobham, England, and will attend NYU in the fall to major in film and TV. And to add to all the good news, son Darren Mowry and Karen will move back to Virginia from England in June. They have lived in Sweden and England for the past eight years. Although trips to visit them were wonderful, it will be a joy to have them closer. Susan Stevens Hitchcock writes that she continues to enjoy her “time of 100% flexibility.” Grateful to remain healthy, she and Garland visited

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class notes Hilton Head several times in 2021 and celebrated both their birthdays in December and January on a cruise. She is also continuing her role on the ASC Athletic Advisory Board and working on her Age of SHEroes project, interviewing and profiling more inspiring women. She even created a special tribute to grandmothers. This tribute honors the significant influence, wisdom and contributions of all grandmothers, past and present. Margaret “Marty” Ryan Clayton writes that she finally moved to her new home on Pensacola Beach, Florida. It took two years to build, but it was worth the wait. This ICF home has 12-inchthick poured concrete walls and is almost as strong as the concrete monolithic dome she left. Her airline furniture arrived from Istanbul on her birthday — a wonderful present! Marty loves this area as she completed her practice teaching here 54 years ago — it was the only place in Florida that had a “mentor” teacher for her majors in English, French, Latin and elementary education. Marty is planning to travel to Iceland and Europe as soon as the virus problem subsides, believing that “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Linda Richter Barnes and her husband, Cecil, made the BIG MOVE from their Victorian home of 36 years to a condo, also in Savannah’s Historical District. This was prompted by a crushed hip socket, surgery and months of PT. She reports that it is wonderful to be on two feet again! She is especially grateful for her family, friends and First Presbyterian Church. t 40

Ellen Wood Hall writes that recently, her spouse Vic Muñoz and she have stayed close to home in the Finger Lakes because of the pandemic and have been very involved in community activities. Currently, Vic is teaching their last semester before retiring from Wells College as a professor of two majors, psychology and women’s, transgender, and queer studies. For three years, Ellen taught French at a private elementary school — a challenge but mostly fun! She has been growing dahlias for a long number of years and selling them at the local farmers market in Aurora on the Wells College Campus. She and Vic are managers of the market. She loves growing these gorgeous flowers. To preserve their beauty, she photographs all of them and designs greeting cards that she sells at the market and other locations. Finally, after two years of not traveling, she spent Thanksgiving with one of her sons and his family in Santa Monica, California. Her grandchildren are adorable, of course: Teddy is 7, and Georgia is 4. She hardly knew them since she had not seen them for

such a long time. Her other son is doing well in Manhattan.

’68 Betty Derrick bderrick1968@att.net After several years of writing poetry through the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, J.C. Williams was selected as one of 20 writers for the American Writers and Writing Programs’ Mentorship Fall 2021 Program. She has been working one-on-one with Jehanne Dubrow, a poet and professor at the University of North Texas. She also seriously pursues tai chi, visiting Taiwan in November 2019 and studying with several amazing masters. Daughter Cassia just turned 21 and is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in biology and minoring in biomedical engineering. Trinity Home Furnishing and Design, owned by Wallace Bryan and Lisa Turner, won the 2021 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Interior Designer given by Atlanta Magazine. Gué Pardue Hudson and Bill celebrated their 50th anniversary and 75th birthday at Blackberry Farm in the Smoky Mountains as a special gift from their son, Will, and his wife, Dana. The best part was having time together. After gathering with the entire family at Thanksgiving, Lucy Hamilton Lewis and Eric had a unique and quiet Christmas holiday with daughter Susan touring in Savannah, Georgia. One added plus to their trip was meeting fellow Scottie, Amante “Montie” Smith Acuff ’72 for drinks. In October 2021, Susan Aikman Miles, Peggy Johnston Nesbit ’69, Ann McLain Smith and good friend Pat Kahnle enjoyed a Road Scholar trip featuring Appalachian history, music and trains. One of the highlights was a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad from Bryson City, North Carolina, to Nantahala Dam. Donna Evans Brown has moved to a 55+ community in Woodstock, Georgia, just 10 minutes from one daughter, 20 minutes from another one, and an hour closer to her third daughter. The move was accomplished on Dec. 9, after three months of delays in building and finishing the new house.


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s Ann Glendinning and her husband, Dale Kelly, are thrilled that their family is closer to home! Sonin-law Jayson recently retired from the Army, and he, Addie and JJ are starting their next steps. JJ is beginning his second semester at Berry College. Patricia Bradley Edwards enjoys her annual trip to celebrate her grandchildren’s birthdays. Brad’s is July 29, and Charlotte’s is Aug. 2. This year, they rented a mountain cabin near Blue Ridge, Georgia. The tradition began in 2007 when Brad was 6. Brad is a sophomore at Kennesaw State, and Charlotte is a senior at Northwest High School. Vicky Plowden Craig and her husband, Bill, visited Mary Ann McCall Johnson and Ken at their home at Lake Oconee, Georgia. Another 2021 highlight was a cross-country drive from East Texas to San Jose, California, to deliver a 30-yearold, but still operating, camper/van to son James, extending a long tradition of family camping and visiting national parks and monuments along the way. They also resumed Nonna Camp in July, hosting six of their seven grandchildren. Janet Hunter Ouzts and James’ daughter, Joanna, had a fifth child on Oct. 6, and older daughter, Jessi, married Keith Halloran at a beautiful outdoor micro wedding on Dec. 3, 2021. James is overcoming non-Hodgkins lymphoma with chemo and stubbornness. Mary K. Owen Jarboe was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in November 2021. She had a lumpectomy on Dec. 21 and will begin other treatment soon. Mary K. is feeling fine after surgery and reminds everyone of the importance of continuing to get mammograms!

’69 Mary Anne Murphy Hornbuckle mahornbu@charter.net Dorothy Schrader and Richard live the reverse snowbird life, living in Colorado until spring, skiing on beautiful “bluebird” days. They loved having their 5-month-old grandchild Lucy Lisette and parents for Christmas. Mary Bolch Line and Robin recently sold their home in the North Georgia Mountains after 17 years. They are currently living across the street from their son, Chris, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Terri Langston and family had a nice respite from COVID-19 restrictions over the summer of 2021 but still limited travel to Austria and Germany. In the fall, Terri attended two weeks of drawing classes in Tuscany and Liguria, Italy, with a week in between with a friend in Liguria. Tish Lowe had offered helpful tips about seeing Florence. Now they are in Berlin, basically living a rather normal life — just with vaccination certificates ever on the ready and FFP2 masks. Lou Frank Guill took the big step of retirement from medical practice this summer and plowed headlong into being a grandmother to her North Carolina grandchildren and daughter/power of attorney to her over 90-year-old parents. Husband Marshall “retired” (sort of) this fall, and they are spending the school year in the Raleigh, North Carolina, suburbs helping their daughter with carpools and soccer practices/games for her four children while her husband is away in school for a year, compliments of the Army. Lou’s parents are three hours away in a memory care facility in the south Charlotte suburbs, so she tries to see them monthly to keep up with their needs. So, as she comments, out of the frying pan and into a different fire — but she says she hasn’t missed medicine at all and is having more time to read books for pleasure and looks forward to being able to travel safely again soon. Mary Anne Murphy Hornbuckle enjoyed a short getaway to the North Georgia mountains this fall. One highlight was visiting with Sharon Dixon in Clarkesville, Georgia. Jane Todd had planned to sell her medical practice and move back to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, but instead, she married a retired veterinarian, Robert Hughes, whose ancestors lived in Texas when it was still owned by Spain. So, she remains a Texan but is still looking for a doctor who wants to bass fish half the time and see nursing home patients the other half. She and Beth Mackie keep up with each other with frequent phone calls. Carol Jensen Rychly and Bob have put over 20,000 miles on their Airstream trailer during COVID-19, traveling short distances with family and long trips to the Grand Tetons and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Carol has enjoyed reconnecting with Agnes Scott women via Zoom through their Western North Carolina book group. Rebekah Hall Robertson and Butch have welcomed a new grandbaby, Max, born on Bekah’s

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class notes birthday in May 2021. Bunny Teeple Sheffield is still navigating uncharted waters, with empathy for the many who are bearing the brunt of these times. She remains cautious, active and immensely grateful for the steadfast care of those who keep our family lives going smoothly. Music, outdoor work and leisure, and cyber connections with friends and family around the world provide much joy. Involvement with RAPP and DoForOne develop relationships with people close by and similarly positioned. It was good to see the ASC segment of the Kellogg Foundation event in January. Looking forward to a campus visit again someday!

’70 Janet Pfohl Brooks JBrooks48@aol.com Sally Tucker Lee writes that she and George recently reconnected over brunch with Sally James Robyn and her husband, Eric, as they passed through Macon, Georgia, and “talked nonstop for over two hours…It was great to reconnect with an old ASC friend and catch up on their lives.” Sandra Wilson Harris and Henry are living north of Salt Lake City. She stays busy pastel painting and recently had a piece accepted into a juried competition at a local gallery. She still plays the harp and has joined a harp, flute and cello trio. t 42

Colleen Nugent Thrailkill recently published a book, “The Value of Rotting Pumpkins: The Art of Teaching Elementary School,” copies of which can be obtained from Amazon Books and checked out from McCain Library. Cathy Vogel has been kept busy helping a neighbor for the past several months, even serving as her executrix, since she had no family. Linda Gay Wages is pleased that her daughter and partner have moved closer to them in Colorado and that they were able to visit Dan’s family in Florida for Thanksgiving (“thanks to vaccines”).

’71 Cindy Ashworth Kesler cindyk315@gmail.com Lynn White Montanari retired from teaching English language learners in Connecticut and is

enjoying time with friends, grandchildren and her 95-year-old mother. Her trips to NYC have been fewer this year, but she hopes to resume her treks around the city, visiting museums and looking for great architecture and other landmarks. She has wonderful memories of her years at Agnes Scott and sends her love to her Scottie friends! Ellen Willingham and her little Yorkie, Miss Chevillette, moved to Assisted Living at The Village at Summerville, one of the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, in early December. Last summer, she enjoyed dinner with Bunny Folk Zygmont and her husband while they were visiting nearby family. Mary Alice Isele is loving her new home of St. Simons Island, Georgia. She enjoyed holiday travels, which included NYC at Thanksgiving to see the Rockettes, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and “Wicked” on Broadway. Especially fun was seeing the parade with her ASC “little sister” Libby Rhett Jones ’73 and her family. Christmas found her in Denver, where both of her sons and four grandchildren live. No snow but plenty of love! Linda Corder reports that her first husband, Hugh Muldoon, died in October 2021. His memorial was just two months after the ashes of her husband, Al Somit, were interred in Buffalo, New York. Evelyn Brown Christensen was delighted to coauthor with her daughter an activity book for 4-6-year-olds, “The Amazing Brain Book for Kids,” released in October. MindWare also included puzzles from four of her books in their Smart Sparks activity kits for grades 3, 4 and 5. Christine "Tina" Adams loves catching up with her class members on our Zoom events. She is marketing her book, “Living on Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and Relationships,” and writes a blog for PsychologyToday.com, also called “Living on Automatic.” Her newest endeavor is writing a memoir of her childhood as the child of a child psychiatrist. Carolyn Nodell Glasgow and her husband sold their home of 26 years and built an “old people’s community,” still in Salisbury, North Carolina. Carolyn has started a monthly hiking club to keep the “old people” active!


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s Carlene Kirkman Dockery, Paula Hendricks Culbreth, and Cheryl Granade Sullivan ’70 gather once a month for an adventure and visit. After having Zoom visits most of 2020 and 2021, they enjoyed in-person visits in late 2021 for lunch in Clarkesville, Georgia; a weekend with Paula at her summer home; and Blairsville, Georgia, for a Christmas visit with Carlene. Nancy Lee Hutchin enjoys all five of her grandchildren, ages 8-27 years old; FaceTime and Zoom have been lifesavers! Her family from Sydney to Washington, D.C., have been getting together regularly now. After 38 years as a senior director for IT companies, she is reading like a crazed woman and enjoying retirement. Dea Taylor Walker and Lindsay have moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to be near grandchildren. In fall 2021, they saw Anna Gordon Burns and Skipper at a Georgia Tech football team reunion. Katherine Setze Horne deeply appreciates all who sent her their kind wishes, cards and calls after her accident. She is recovering well now and hopes to attend our June reunion. Betsy Jennings Powell and David retired from full-time ministry and moved back to her hometown of Gainesville, Georgia, even buying a home on the same street where she grew up! They are loving their new community and becoming active in their new church, Grace Episcopal. They are blessed to be first-time grandparents with the birth of Brickman Spencer Powers, born last February to daughter Kelsey and her husband Ryan.

’72 Mary Ann Powell Howard ryannhowardlmsw@gmail.com Anne Kemble Collins and her husband, Steve, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their first grandchild on Nov. 10, 2021. Odhran (pronounced “Oran”) Alan Yang Collins was born to older son Stuart and wife Goree in Gwangju, South Korea. Stuart and Goree teach English to local students in their afterschool academy in Jeongeup. Anne’s younger son, Penn, is a research coordinator in cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Louise Röska-Hardy and her husband, Karl, were in Huntsville, Alabama, for the birth of their sixth grandchild, Julian Paul, in November 2021. Julian has two older sisters, ages 4 and 1½. Louise and Karl have returned to Germany, where Louise is teaching seminars in person during spring semester at the University of Frankfurt. Louise reports that many students in their fourth semester of studies are physically on campus for the first time. Pam Arnold Milhan’s family grew by one in December. She and her husband, Randy, are now parents or guardians of five children ages 4, 6, 9, 12 and 15. People ask Pam how they can still be parenting at their age, to which she replies, “By God’s grace and His many blessings.” She said she can’t imagine her life without children in their house. Pat Austin was officially appointed professor emerita at the University of New Orleans, where she taught children’s literature for 26 years. She received the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities Light Up for Literacy Award and was interviewed by a colleague. Katrina Van Duyn teaches French to private students, young and old, in her home and online, and to adult students in Arlington County, Virginia. She said that a fun thing is that she also teaches several students in Switzerland, which would not have occurred to her before the pandemic. Saphura Safavi Long is president of two companies, Gratis Solutions/autoWALL, a software company serving the auto industry, which she founded, and Long Chevrolet Buick GMC of Athens, Tennessee. Even though COVID-19 has caused many changes of plans, Saphura and her husband, Nelson, were able to travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they have a second home. Nancy Weaver Willson reports that traveling internationally under COVID-19 restrictions is a challenge. She and her husband spent two weeks in December and January visiting their daughter in England. She said they had a “very good visit with grandkid hugs and lots of fish and chips.” She is looking forward to seeing everyone this summer. Kathryn Metts Murray enjoyed trips to Spain, Portugal, Paris and Barcelona before COVID-19.

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class notes After living in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, for eight years, she sold her home in January and is “poised for a new chapter.” Kathryn enjoys visiting her daughter and family in Camden, Maine, where they have chosen to embrace her Lowcountry style of good Southern cuisine. Gigi Wilson Muirheid and her husband, Terry, visited Margaret Guirkin Reid and her husband, Tony, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. From there, they continued to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, traveling home via Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Columbia, Missouri, for almost 6,000 miles! Gigi highly recommends a trip like that. Paula Wiise McFarland reports that she married a naval officer and lived in Spain, Japan and Hawaii before settling in Maryland when he became admiral. In Maryland, she taught French and Latin in a private school that once was the prep school for the Naval Academy. She later gave up Latin to teach AP French and become the academic dean until she “retired” in 2001. After her husband’s death from pancreatic cancer in 2003, she returned to work. In 2005, she reconnected with someone she dated sophomore year in college and retired again. They spend their time between his house in Asheville and hers in Annapolis when not visiting their children, her three and his three, and 10 grandchildren.

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Sandra Smith Harmon says there is never enough time to divide between her new hobby, birding, and painting. Her only grandchild Tristan turned 14 in December. She and Paul are also busy keeping up with Paul’s 18 grandchildren. Dona Drake Cucich retired Aug.1. She said her favorite thing is getting to take a nap on Sundays after lunch. Belita Stafford Walker enjoys exchanging movie, TV, and book titles with high school and Agnes Scott classmate Leigh Ann Peterson. Belita notes that it is always good to return to campus. She was especially happy to be on campus for the unveiling of the Edna Lowe Swift bench. Running onto the field of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cross the finish line of the MercedesBenz Walk Like Madd 5K was a thrill for Mary Ann Powell Howard, as she loves attending the Atlanta United games with her family.

On a sad note, our condolences go out to Pam Westmoreland Sholar. Her brother, John White Westmoreland, died Oct. 1, 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone June 3-5 in Decatur for our 50th reunion!

’73 Janet Bolen Joiner janet.b.joiner@gmail.com In spite of COVID-19, Debbie Dalhouse celebrated a graduation and a wedding in 2021. Her daughter Rebecca married Rafael Mesquita in May after he completed his doctorate in atmospheric physics at Clemson University. It was a courthouse wedding with vaccinations and masks. The only guests were a Clemson friend, Debbie’s husband Jim Curtis, and the mother of the bride, Debbie! Rebecca and Rafa are now in Laurel, Maryland, for his job in geospace research at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Debbie says she and Jim love retirement in the northeast Georgia mountains. Christmas was another celebration with Rebecca and Rafa at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge . . . outdoors and socially distanced, of course. Deaths: Nancy Wallace Davis died Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington, D.C., from COVID-19-related complications. Elizabeth Winfrey “Beth” Shindel died Aug. 31, 2021. Sally Schrader Hart shared the profoundly sad news of the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter, Allison Riester Hart, only child of her son Bryan Schrader Hart and Jessica Riester Hart. Allison was killed in the crosswalk a block from her Washington, D.C., home on Sept. 13, 2021. Janet Bolen Joiner’s mother, Marjorie Naab Bolen ’46, died peacefully in her sleep in November, at age 97. Marjorie had been president of the ASC Student Body and recalled fondly the annual campus visits of Robert Frost.


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’74 Ann Patterson Cities ann.clites@verizon.net Louise Huff Armitage, who lives in Vienna, Virginia, enjoyed a visit from ASC roommate, Judy Carol Duncan Baxley, before Thanksgiving 2021. A photo of their visit to Hillwood, the Washington, D.C., home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, can be seen in the photo section of this issue of The Onyx. Ann Early Bibb attended a surprise 70th birthday party for Mary Jane Kerr Cornell in January. Mary Jane’s sister, Sidney Kerr Mize ’72, was also among the guests. Classmate Lib McGregor Simmons joined the party via Zoom. After an 18-month delay due to COVID-19, Mary Jane Kerr Cornell baptized grandson Gabe in Dallas, Texas, in December on the day before his second birthday. Paullin Ponder Judin is still working as a rehabilitation case manager with catastrophically injured workers. She makes sure that they receive good medical care and rehabilitation services. She has no immediate plans for retirement, despite the big “70th” in view. She and her husband, Phil, are enjoying their two grandchildren, ages 3½ and 1, who live in Birmingham, Alabama. In December 2021, Teresa Lee lunched with her Atlanta area Bowen Cottage mates Karen Dick Bruhns, Mamie Grisham Kneller, Paullin Ponder Judin, Beth Smith and Taffy Stills in celebration of the holidays. A big discussion topic was possible ways to celebrate their upcoming 70th birthdays! The group “Zooms” together with “out-of-towners” Betsy Bean Burrell and Marta Powell on a regular basis. Teresa continues traveling back and forth to south Alabama to visit her 93-year-old mother. The highlight of 2021 for Jamie Osgood Shepard and family was the marriage of oldest son Lee to Shannon Ong. Adding to the joy of the wedding was the attendance of Jamie’s 94-year-old aunt, Mary Alice Compton Osgood ’48. While Jamie and her husband, Randy, have paused visits to California to see grandchildren, they are enjoying time on the beach at Panama City Beach, Florida. Jane Marshall Simons sends best wishes to everyone who’s retiring or has retired. Jane

continues to work in the digital space for Wells Fargo Home Lending. She enjoys the challenges and staying active. Jane’s nephew and four children (10, 8, 5 and 5) who live nearby keep her joyfully busy honing her culinary skills and delivering frequent meals. After a year’s delay due to COVID-19, Kathy Maynard Swick and her husband, Bert, celebrated daughter Anna’s and Bryan McVae’s marriage with a small group of family members in Annapolis, Maryland, May 29, 2021. Bryan and Anna were actually married in March 2020 before the COVID-19 lockdown in Maryland!

’75 Marie Newton mhnewton@sbcglobal.net Our class grieves the loss of classmates Angela Rushing Hoyt, Jan. 21, 2022, and Margaret Cummings Linton, Dec. 23, 2021. We also extend sympathy to Margaret Robison Lemon on the loss of her mother, Ellen Phillips Smith ’61 on the loss of her mother and Carolyn Webb Thomas and Merrill on the loss of their son. Della McMillan Wilson continues her work as a consultant on development projects in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Ghana. Her work has been remote since COVID-19 began. Mary Louise Brown Forsythe and Bob are delighted to have a new granddaughter, Layla Louise Block, who was born Jan. 17, 2022. She was adopted, and the placement completed three days later. Mary Louise’s daughter Liz and Jonathan Block live in Decatur with their 3-yearold son Theo. There will be many frequent visits to Decatur in the future. Margaret Williams Johnston and Rip are very happy to be in their new home in Rome, Georgia. They had two moves during the pandemic, which was difficult, and plan not to move again! Their children and three grandchildren are a joy, and other than frequent family visits, they have curtailed their traveling. Margaret Samford Day experienced unexpected health journeys in 2021. Her husband John had pneumonia in May 2021, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in June, and treatments and related

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class notes side effects continued the rest of the year. Her 95-year-old mother lives a mile from them and has progressive dementia. Margaret’s very happy news is the arrival of a baby girl, Mary Holland Day, in September. She is Margaret’s 11th grandchild. Tammi DeVore had a difficult holiday season. Her younger son, who had complex congenital heart disease as a child, felt something in his abdomen. He had a CT scan, and a large tumor was found. During January, he had many tests, imaging and doctor visits and now is waiting to determine the next steps. During this same time period, Tammi’s 6-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with celiac disease. Before all of this, Tammi had a wonderful week in Bar Harbor, Maine, during October and said that the weather was perfect. Victoria “Vicki” Burgess Stephan has experienced a new life change as she retired from the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation Jan. 28, 2022. This is her second attempt at retirement. Vicki has a new reason for retirement this time, which is her first grandchild, Sophia Victoria Stephan. Vicki plans to enjoy being a grandmother, continue playing the piano and dancing around her living room, and hopefully travel more with her husband Bruce.

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Susan Gamble Smathers is president of the Late Bloomers Garden Club in Jacksonville, Florida, and a member of the Garden Club of America. She is thrilled that after nominating Carlton Ward Jr., a Florida conservation photographer and filmmaker, he was recognized and awarded honorary membership in the Garden Club of America. He has been extremely involved in the conservation and restoration of the Everglades, and Susan is very grateful that conservation issues are receiving attention in the news media. She, Bruce and Bruce Jr. went to South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in August/ September 2021 on safari, and then to Dubai. During Thanksgiving season, the three of them traveled to Peru, visiting Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, which was a very fun holiday. Roberta Goodall Boman and Harold bought a mountain cabin located close to Pumpkintown, South Carolina, which is about an hour from their home. The location enables them to have regular getaways and to use the cabin for family and prayer retreats. About a month after the purchase, the area experienced a tornado. Harold was told by the Pickens County HOA that massive trees had fallen on the road leading to the cabin and all around the

structure. They are extremely thankful that the cabin was completely untouched, and only a grill top was blown away. Nancy Oliver LeSourd’s daughter, Cate, has followed in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps as a published author. Cate’s book, “Coming of Age: Our Journey into Adulthood,” is geared toward young adults in their 20s and 30s. Her book launched in October 2021 and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major sites. Many of you responded so lovingly after Angie’s death. Some of you were with us first and sophomore years and then transferred. Please know that we remember you and would enjoy hearing from you and what has happened in your lives the past 50 years.

’76 Brandon Fortune ebbfortune@gmail.com Pam Braswell writes that lessening COVID-19 restrictions have been a joy. Besides periodic legal projects, she was cast in a casino commercial, an episode of “Snapped” and an indie film “Bad Habit” that is now in post-production. Genevieve New Chaffee had knee replacement surgery at the end of September 2021 and will be on extended leave from work until the beginning of February 2022. Her retirement has been postponed until further notice! Catherine DuPree Shields had a big year in 2021. She retired after 30 years in education, and her family welcomed their eighth and ninth grandchildren (all ages 6 and younger). Her eldest son and his family made a six-month visit to the United States after a three-year absence living in Asia. They first met his youngest child at the Atlanta airport when he was 20 months old. Her husband had two deep brain stimulation surgeries for Parkinson’s, which has improved his quality of life. Catherine also saw Beth Sandell and Karen White Holland recently in Atlanta at the funeral of Beth’s mother, Margy Sandell. Beth’s father was the pastor at their church, First Alliance. In November 2020, Carol Asbell Payne and Mike were in touch with Josette Alberts Bulnes ’77. Josette shared photos of her son’s handcrafted furniture. Carol and Mike ordered a maple and


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s cherry credenza and traveled to Tampa to pick it up in June 2021. They loved seeing how Josette and her husband Rey had made Josette’s family home their own. The Bulnes returned the visit in August, delivering another of their son’s furniture creations on their way to visit friends in North Carolina. Carol and Mike also managed a visit with Nita Whetstone Franz in Atlanta in early January and resolved to visit again when they all feel “COVID-19 safe.”

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Ginny Maguire Poole writes that they have had crazy weather in Nashville — the second warmest December on record quickly followed by three significant snowfalls in the first three weeks of January! Unlike some of you, they rarely get snow, so it was fun and beautiful! Both of her toddler granddaughters have been on quarantine from day care due to COVID-19, so “GinGin” has been very busy helping with the children so their parents can work. She’s looking forward to an escape to the beach!

Lynn Wilson McGee appreciates continued support and prayers for her four sons who serve in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. Her youngest son is currently on ship deployment, one is assigned to Naval Intelligence in D.C. and the other two sons serve as reservists in New Mexico and Connecticut with the Marines. Thank you, Lynn and family, for your service to our country and to each of us.

Jennifer Rich Kaduck is happy to report that their second grandchild, Amelia Marie Kaduck, was born in September. After almost 32 years in the same house in Augusta, Georgia, Lark Todd Sessions and John are finally renovating their kitchen! Their son and daughter-in-law are in Memphis, Tennessee, pursuing fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine and vascular neurology, respectively. Lark and John are empty nesters, with an 8-yearold rescued racing greyhound, Abby — they would love to have visitors! Elizabeth “Buff” Hatcher Wagner enjoyed catching up with Debbie Huband Smith and her husband, Jeff, in January, when they were visiting Debbie’s mom in Neptune Beach, Florida. Buff suspects no one remembers that she and Debbie graduated high school together. After retirement, Buff is very active in her church. The youngest of her four children was married during the pandemic in the backyard with 18 in-person guests and everyone else on Zoom. As a notary in the state of Florida, she performed the ceremony! Georgie Elortegui reports that she is now 70. To celebrate the occasion, she went sledding for the first time with her grandchildren. As the oldest member of the class, she will tell us what to expect in the future!

Donna Samford donnasamford55@gmail.com Kay Lawther Krill shares exciting news that she “found the love of my life in my 60s.” Kay and the very fortunate gentleman were married Sept. 24, 2021. She retired five years ago and could not be happier.

After 40 years of service at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bonnie Stoffel retired in May 2021. At the time of her retirement, Bonnie was the executive assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. Class Reunion Chair Ellen Fort reports that the Reunion Planning Committee has been meeting diligently since last summer to finalize plans for a FUN celebration of our 45th! She asks that everyone please stay tuned to our class of ’77 page on Facebook for the most recent news. As of print time, we are planning a casual classmatesonly Friday night get-together at the home of Lois Turner Swords near the college and a Saturday evening more formal dinner, guests welcome, on campus in the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center. Registration for these events starts in April. Also, during the weekend, we will be honoring Sue Jinks Robertson for her recognition as Outstanding Career Alumna for 2022! Atlanta area classmates: If you would like to be part of the smaller group bringing food/beverage/ supplies to the Friday night event OR help with decorations and favors for the Saturday night party, please let one of your class officers know! There’s a list with emails at https:// agnesscottalumnaeweekend.com/class-of-1977. “Can’t wait to see everyone!” — Ellen

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class notes ’78 Mimi Holmes mimiholmes@mindspring.com Barbara Duncan, Kathleen O’Brien Burchill and Mary Brown Diehl had a reunion at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina in early August and enjoyed lunch with Lynne Oswald. Barbara returned to Hillsborough Community College in the fall term to work as a math tutor two days a week; she enjoys being back on campus, working with students and bumping into former colleagues. On July 24, Leigh Dillon McPherson welcomed third grandchild Dorothy Margaret Martin, who lives in Dallas, Texas, with brothers Crawford (5) and Francie (4). Leigh would love to connect with Dallas area Scotties on her visits. Her RE/ MAX team continues in Orange Beach, Alabama, while her husband, Don, runs Getaway Charters. Officially sick of COVID-19, Leigh and Don invite us all to come to the Gulf Coast and play with them!

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Judith “Judy” Miller Bohan and her husband, Michael, returned to travel in their camper van when plans to travel overseas were canceled. On a cross-country trip, they saw Catherine McLauchlin Hylands and Bernard; Elaine Willburn Zullo and Jeff visited when they came south over Thanksgiving. Visits with Sarah Spears, Betsy Fletcher, Lynne Oswald and Martha Jane Cates were also enjoyed. Judy reports that after four attempts, her oldest son Rankin and his fiancée married safely in August. The delightful day included being with family and friends again. Judy’s life sounds almost normal in a pre-COVID-19 way. Overseas travel plans canceled (a familiar refrain for the class of 1978 in this second year of COVID-19), Winona Ramsaur and her husband enjoyed Thanksgiving with their daughter, son-inlaw and granddaughter Ruby in Hilton Head. The four older travelers look toward traveling overseas with Ruby when she is a few years older. Margaret “Marty” Knight, retired school counselor, is now a full-time “Granna” to seven grandchildren and counting. Why it was only in the second issue of The Onyx Fall/Winter 2018 that she had three grandchildren! What a difference a few years makes in the life of a grandmother! Janet Blount, founder of Careers Are Us, a business that focuses on providing career exploration experiences to students in underserved

communities, was able to provide services even during the pandemic. Last year, Janet provided 16 virtual career day speakers to a local elementary school. These volunteers recorded their responses to six questions. Janet converted these recordings to YouTube videos and forwarded them to the school counselor so that even when visitors couldn’t personally come to the classroom, they could be there virtually. Proud of you, Janet! Elaine Wilburn Zullo looked after grandkids Jane and Benny so their parents could keep working when COVID-19 took out day care for one family and a nanny of another. Being retired means Elaine could come to the rescue, something she couldn’t do when working. Lynne Oswald has moved to Balsam, North Carolina, and would love to hear from classmates. Sadly, her dad Doug Oswald died Dec. 6, 2021, at the age of 98. He was a WWII Purple Heart Veteran of D-Day, among many other accomplishments.

’79 Leslie Doyle lesliedoyle26@gmail.com Debby Daniel-Bryant and her husband Bill took a masked, weeklong trip to Disney World with daughter Rachel Bryant Pack ’09 and her family. They then took daughter Leah Bryant ’13 and her husband on a masked trip to Hawaii. Debbie says that masked travel is interesting, to say the least, but all remained safe. Sandra Eichelberger started a new job, working remotely for the software company Red Hat. Her role is supporting their internal financial software. The fun side of her new position is that they send all employees a red fedora, which she is wearing with great artistic abandon! As for thinking creatively, Laurel Kramer first told us about learning to make moonshine, but now she has found a way to swim laps in a round pool. She bungee cords herself to the edge of the pool! Laurel has been trained to give Reiki and has added this to her counseling tool kit. Evelyn Kirby Jones is thrilled to be able to travel again. She took a 24-day Mediterranean cruise, leaving from and returning to Venice. Her trip was magical.


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s Marianne “Mopsy” Widener Mullins became a first-time grandmother in September 2021 — a little girl named Jacqueline Vlahos, born to daughter Marion. Mopsy loves that all three of her children live in the San Francisco area and that she can see them frequently. Chaille Winston Hawkins and her husband are building a new home in Boerne, Texas. They are excited to live closer to children and grandchildren, currently counting seven! Susi Gomez Boutier and her husband, Patrick, have moved into a new “old” house close to downtown Atlanta. Suzi has not only retired from 19 years of teaching but has taken on a new career in real estate with Keller Williams Metro Atlanta, which she says is PROOF that you can teach an old dog new tricks! On the canine theme, Suzi now has been granted her longtime wish of having a dog.

’80 Sarah Fairburn Pannill thepannills@gmail.com To honor their parents’ decades-long commitment to Easterseals, Sheryl Cook and her sister, Vicki Cook Leonhardt ’75, cut the ribbon on Dec. 1, 2021, to open the Tom and Gloria Cook Exploration Place at the Easterseal Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Exploration Space provides a multipurpose environment for Center clients and Charter School students to have extra sensory time with their therapists. Sheryl and Vicki are the fourth-generation owners of Tom Cook Jeweler (132 years strong). Judy Smith Willis and her husband, Mike, now have three granddaughters — two of them born since August 2021! The oldest two live in the suburbs of Paris, where Judy visited them in September. While there, Judy and her family were treated to a delightful lunch with her host family from her ’78-79 junior year in France. Unfortunately, Judy fell and broke her arm on the last day of the trip, so she got an unexpected lesson in French medical terms. (Who knew . . . a “radio” is an X-ray?) Cynthia Evans was elected to the vestry at her Episcopal church and continues to practice yoga and broaden her dance study. She also reports that she is becoming more confident in making small home repairs by herself. Sarah Hunter is spending a great deal of time

volunteering for her church — Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, Huntington Beach, California. She is also volunteering with resettling Afghanistan refugees. In addition to work, Sherri Brown Breunig is helping her elderly parents (who are still quite independent), leading the occasional church worship service, learning pickleball and taking a painting class (something she has wanted to do for a long time!). Kathleen “Kathy” Hollywood celebrated her 64th birthday in January with Sarah Fairburn Pannill and Katherine “Kathy” Stearns Thomas ’82 at her favorite Atlanta landmark, The Colonnade. She also shared that she and David Brookshire (widower of Patricia “Pat” Arnzen Brookshire) dine together on a regular basis. After five years, they now laugh more than cry when they share memories of Pat. Time with David feeds Kathy’s soul. 2021 was a big year for Sarah Fairburn Pannill and her family. Her oldest, Ruth, moved to Arizona to begin work on her master’s degree in water, society and policy at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Daughter Eliza graduated from GSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is working in Atlanta in her field of graphic design. Her youngest, Annalaura, is studying environmental science at Western Carolina University and, after treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019, is two years cancer-free. Sarah also reports that the family was even able to sneak in some travel to Montana in the fall and to Arizona for Christmas. Kathy Zarkowsky Broderick celebrated her 42nd wedding anniversary in January 2022 with a weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. In August, Sarah “Sally” Harris biked 100 miles for the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She says “thank you” to the many classmates who sponsored her to support this worthy cause.

’81 Liz Steele Forman yellowpages1981@gmail.com Maggie Conyers Zerkus reports that she and her husband, Chris, have not only retired and are enjoying full-time traveling, but they also have their first grandchild! Zoe Elizabeth Sullivan was born Nov. 12, 2021, and is an absolute delight. Maggie

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class notes is still painting, and several members of our class were able to acquire her limited edition rendering of the campus as it looked when we were at college. In June, Leigh Clifford Drake happily retired from executive leadership after 25-plus years in high tech. She and her husband, Marty, after completing four negative COVID-19 tests, were finally able to spend a couple of weeks on their sailboat (Meant to Be) in the British Virgin Islands … which was a wonderful escape from lockdown! And, after two long COVID-19 years, Leigh and Marty were finally able to meet their new daughterin-law (Marty’s youngest son’s wife). Condolences to our dear classmate, Karen Tapper, on the death of her mother, Sophie Jordan Tappe, this past September. Karen had been able to relocate from Los Angeles to spend time with her mother in the last year of her life and will be remaining in Gainesville, Florida, for the immediate future. The Yellow Pages are looking forward to more time together via Zoom and hopefully in person. Plans are in the works to host some multiclass Zoom meetings too. We’d love to catch up with our friends from the classes of 1978-1984!

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The Sundance Kids have celebrated highs and lows over the past six months. We send condolences to Meg Winter Meyer on the death of her son Stephen and to Sally Maxwell on the death of her father Chapman Maxwell. We also mourn the deaths of Susan Pickens Morgan and Katherine “Katesy” Watson. Congratulations, Meri Laird Cain, who defended her dissertation and completed a doctorate in chemistry education at Kennesaw State University, as she continues to teach chemistry at Walton High School in Cobb County, Georgia. Bradie Barr writes that she and Tollie are happy to be able to enjoy time with family once again. Despite being “boosted,” Bradie is sporting a TaB logo mask, which is her way of saying, “How dare you, Coca-Cola!” Recently, Bradie had the opportunity to meet a prospective Scottie from Baltimore who was extremely enthusiastic, noting diversity in both the student body as well as in the classes and campus organizations. “She

was quite impressive. She got her acceptance before Christmas. I remember how happy I was when I got my letter. Really missing campus and looking forward to our reunion in 2025. And speaking of reunion, Tollie and I were able to start a scholarship at Agnes Scott in memory of my grandmother, Mary Lou Martin Barr. The scholarship is focused on first-generation college students. So happy to be able to honor her. The bonus is the final payment will be made in 2025 to coincide with Reunion Giving! Let’s get a trophy!” Joanna Wiederman Quillen welcomed grandson Richard Hanger Quillen on Nov. 7. Richard is her third grandchild and the first child for his parents, Ginny and Robert, who live next door. Congratulations to Eileen Altman, who exchanged rings with Jeff Jolin after 15 years as a couple. The ceremony took place in Santa Cruz, California, on July 4, 2021, in front of their children. Eileen continues to serve as associate pastor at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto UCC, where she has been since 2007. Jeff is the director of inside sales for Zero Motorcycles. Eileen’s son, Peter, began law school at the University of San Diego in August. Jeff’s daughter, Jaima, is an emergency room nurse, and his son, Chad, is a hockey broadcaster. During a trip to NYC in September, Eileen spent a delightful Saturday with Elder Maxwell, who guided her across the Brooklyn Bridge and through her Brooklyn neighborhood.

’86 Holland Markwalter hmarkwalter@yahoo.com Ellen Weinberg Boney celebrated her daughter’s wedding, Hanna Elizabeth, to Christian Montgomery, where she was welcomed into the Navy family. Mary Margaret Cooke and Nancy Cooke hosted parties and attended the wedding festivities Joany McRae and Ruth Feicht went on an art retreat in Costa Rica in January. The retreat was run by Laura McRae Hitchcock ’85 and Pam Goode. Laura Fleming McKellar ’85 also participated in the retreat. So, 4 of the 13 were Scotties. Beth Baxter Smith is a self-taught watercolor artist whose style is nature-inspired and realisticleaning, focusing primarily on animals and plants.


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s In 2021, she started a small business with all the associated social media accounts, blogs and web presence (www.mamaduckart.com). She also submitted two paintings for her first judged gallery show, where she received an Honorable mention! Beth shared her journey at our reunion and wants everyone to know that it’s never too late to discover a new passion! Ginger Berry Verch laments her boys now live far away: James in Austin and John in Chicago. She says they are destined to do some traveling. Now COVID needs to cooperate! Holly Rogers Markwalter welcomed grandbaby #2: a grandson, Jack Edward Markwalter, on January 25 (son of oldest son, Chet, and wife Kelly). Holly loves retirement and visiting grandbabies!

’87 Johna Wardman Porter jwporter65@gmail.com Jeanine Dwinell Henry was elected to the Florida College System Activities Association Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding contribution to this organization and the FCSAA Theatre Division. As director of theatre arts at Eastern Florida State College, she also received the Academic Discipline Peer Award for 2021, which recognizes faculty excellence. She recently visited with Meg Bryant Davenport ’88 when in Atlanta shooting a commercial for First Citizens Bank. In April, her students presented Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” using costumes made for an ASC Blackfriars production in 1988; she is very grateful to the theater faculty for their assistance. She enjoyed seeing Meg Bryant Davenport, Jeanie Norton Carr ’88, Becky Dean Sanders ’97 and Dudley Sanders (retired professor of theater) in December for their annual holiday get-together. Elaine “Laine” Crosby excitedly reports that while her ASC roomie, Beverly Jones ’85, is still an attorney with LexisNexis, Bev has relocated to Richmond and is now within a two-hour drive! Laine would like to thank everyone for all the support after her car accident in May 2017; she is better and is working on more books. You can watch her on “Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests,” Episode 5 (“Demon Problems”), on the Travel Channel. Jackie Stromberg DeCarlo was elected chair of the Nonprofit Montgomery Board of Directors,

a local association, and she serves on the Board of Fairtrade America to stay connected to global economic justice work. Both keep her fueled for her day job at Manna Food Center in Maryland.

’89 Elsa Jann Schaefer elsa.schaefer@gmail.com Elsa Jann Schaefer loves working in the defense industry, where she has offered her expertise for more than a year. Between her work and a machine learning paper club on Meetup, she does more research now than as an academic. Her daughter, Maisie, bought her first house in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she is a vice president, doing financial crimes modeling. Her husband, Scott, pines for retirement (always). Her mother has recovered from an illness, and Elsa is grateful for the love and support of her Scottie sisters, whose notes and calls were a bright spot during a hard time. Rebecca Earnshaw’s daughter studies studio art at Florida Southern. Jill Jordan, living in New York City, is a master gardener in New Jersey and is having a great time in a shrub garden, beating back the pandemic overgrowth — like repotting 1,100 plants! Louisa Parker Mattozzi’s daughter, Louisa Margaret, is double majoring at James Madison University School of Media, Art, and Design in creative advertising and Italian and minoring in music industry. Her son, Michael, was promoted to Life Scout, the last step before Eagle Scout. Ann Broaddus Jackson’s daughter, Emma, studies environmental engineering at Georgia Tech and co-ops at Delta Air Lines in its environmental engineering department. Her daughter, Sara Grace, is studying at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In November 2021, Allison Adams and her green thumb joined fellow gardener Lois Swords ’77, who tends the organic vegetable garden near the Byers Tennis Courts, to lead a fun workshop on natural dyeing for a dozen current students. Allison reports the students dyed beautiful silk scarves with black walnuts foraged from a tree in front of Rebekah Scott Hall, avocado skins saved from the kitchen and goldenrod harvested from gardens. Heidi Staven Carpenter marked two years on

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class notes the board of the nonprofit Heck House, which helps local artists grow their audience and brand with an affordable venue to perform, create and gather, and to sell art. She remains busy with InJest Puppets and made almost 1,000 finger puppets for preschool teachers, teaches bereaved kids how to make puppets for Kate’s Club, and performs when she can for day care programs and at the local puppet SLAM. Her daughter, Joy, is 20, just got her driver’s license, loves attending Oglethorpe University and had her first job at Netherworld Haunted House. Her husband, Paul, is happily employed at a local movie studio, and Heidi had the chance to tour the set of the White House. Her father, Lee Staven, former Agnes Scott professor of art, is 88 and doing well. He still tells the story of being the first art professor to bring in nude male models. Angela Snedden Studer is a nurse anesthetist in southwest Mississippi near New Orleans and is developing her retirement vocation as an artist. She lives in a 1940 historic home with her pitbull, English Bulldogs and chickens. Angela practices yoga, meditation, breathwork and coldwater immersion. She adds, “I have attended 5 universities, but Agnes Scott will always remain the richest educational experience of my life.”

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Dolly Purvis works in communications at the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) alongside classmate Mary Ruth Oliver Ray, who has served PAGE for several years. Dolly mainly does design work, photography and videography for PAGE. On Saturdays, she is a photographer for Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. She moved to the west side of Atlanta and enjoys it very much (except for living under the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport flight path, which prohibits her from taking her drone up more than 100 meters when flying at home).

’92 Aida Najarian aidanajarian@gmail.com Christina Firth announced that on Aug. 26, 2021, she received approval on her dissertation for her doctorate in business administration. She closed out 2021 as Dr. Christina Firth. She celebrated her passion, not only as an Agnes Scott alum, but also as an advocate for women’s rights in her dissertation’s dedication: “I dedicate this study to fierce women past, present and future.” Elizabeth Fraser Washburn’s family grew by one in 2020 when they got a dog, Cooper. He is a crazy pup with lots of energy and has learned a ton from the Washburn cats. He curls up like them and has discovered “No” is an acceptable answer to the command “Come.” Elizabeth’s oldest daughter started at the University of Georgia in the fall. During the summer of 2021, Elizabeth’s family met up with Anne Bearden Gunn and her family in Orlando, Florida, for fun in the sun and gathered again for a New Year’s celebration. In January 2022, Lisa Rogers Wilson started a new gig! She joined the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center as a government employee after 20+ years as a government contractor for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Her first project is on the Mars Sample Return Capture, Containment and Return System ground system. The mission will bring back the first Mars geological samples to Earth for further analysis. Lisa’s role, as a member of the Ground Systems Software branch, will be as deputy to the ground systems manager. She will also serve as mission operations manager, also known as a MOM at NASA. To learn more about her project, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/marsexploration/missions/mars-sample-return.

’90 No identified class secretary. Please send any news to share to alumnae@agnesscott.edu. Kris Jones Tenny-Brittian’s new book, “If Only,” was published this past December. She wrote it to help women break free from the cycle of thinking that starts when someone somewhere some time ago lobbed an IF ONLY or two at us: “If only you weren’t so fat” . . . “If only you were smarter . . . .” You can order it on Amazon.

Rita Ganey Devlin began 2022 by accepting the position of dean of operations at Coastal Community School, a private school in Satellite Beach, Florida, where her son, Liam, is in the fifth grade.


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’93 Elena Adan Esquen elenaesquen@gmail.com In November, Tonya Smith Grieco returned to full-time employment for the first time in 17 years as a high school teacher. In November 2021, Tonya Smith Grieco, Robin Lane Lamb ’94, and Julie Inabinet Putnam spent a girls’ weekend at the beach in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They enjoyed catching up, playing games, walking on the beach and sharing some delicious dinners. During the weekend, they also celebrated Robin’s son’s college acceptance with a full scholarship.

’94 Nikki Webb Alger nicolealger@me.com John and Cristina Crays continue to operate the Chick-fil-A at Avalon. They won the Symbol of Success — Chick-fil-A’s highest award — for the fourth time in their career and the third time in four years at Avalon. They credit their amazing team and community in Alpharetta for this accomplishment. Come see them the next time you are in the area. They formerly operated the Decatur location right down the road from Agnes Scott for 12 years but opened a location near home in April 2017. They will celebrate in California in March with Chick-fil-A at the annual RED dinner! Classmates Missy Mullinax and Amy SmithBoden celebrated Amy’s milestone birthday in Iceland. Betsy Horten Massey just returned from there as well. Cat in the Hat classmates report they are loving the country!

’95 Emily Stone emilyrdstone@outlook.com Artist-activist Charmaine Minniefield broke ground on her public art installation in downtown Decatur at the DeKalb History Center in early 2022. This permanent installation will be a replica of a Praise House in honor of the African American history of DeKalb as a part of the county’s centennial celebration. The work will rest on the Decatur Square location, near where a Confederate monument was recently removed. It will honor

the story of Beacon Hill, the Black business and residential district that was once in Decatur. Beacon Hill is one of the earliest African American communities of the area and was home to many of the earliest labor forces of Agnes Scott College and the surrounding area. Emily Pender accepted a new position as SVP, Digital Acquisition at Atlanticus. She also just moved back to Decatur, so . . . let’s party.

’96 Mary Carol Patterson Sheffield msheff@uga.edu Holli Hutson returned to school in August 2021 after 25 years to pursue her master of social work degree at the University of Georgia. She will complete the program in May 2024 with the end goal of becoming a licensed therapist. Holli is thoroughly enjoying being back in class and says she doesn’t even mind writing papers this time around!

’97 Denne Turner georgiagirl121@gmail.com Chelsy Hooper graduated in May 2021 with a doctorate in instructional design and technology. Dr. Hooper currently works at Auburn University as an instructional technology specialist and digital literacy campus initiative leader. She and her family moved from Nashville, Tennessee, to Auburn, Alabama, in 2018 and enjoy being closer to the Gulf Coast. War Eagle! Fariba Farhidvash married Dr. Keivan Zandi, a virologist, in March 2021 and had a wedding in October. Along with a husband, she inherited a son, Aryan, and a cat, Rostam. They moved to Decatur together in 2020 but moved to San Diego, California, to start a new adventure together at the beginning of 2022.

’98 Ann Malkoc anntaylormalkoc@gmail.com Melinda Morrow is thrilled to report that she has recently transitioned to a new role at Emory University, serving as program assistant director

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Cynthia Audain, Erica Stiff-Coopwood and Shymeka Hunter-Crigler were excited to return to an in-person girls’ trip last summer. To remain safe during the pandemic, the trio enjoyed a stateside trip to Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to enjoying great Southern cuisine and taking in historic sites like Mother Emanuel, they held their annual book club meeting. This year’s book was “Professional Troublemaker” by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. It’s highly recommended. The three besties look forward to returning to trips abroad once the pandemic ends.

’00 Yalonda Rice yalondarenee@gmail.com Melon Butler has been working from home on an Air Force software project called Kessel Run and learning to use a MacBook. She learned that she enjoys hot springs and now has several road trip destinations in aim of that indulgence. Carolyn Stover Harvey B.A. ’00 M.A. ’20 is working as a producer with a Suwanee, Georgiabased entertainment company. She encourages

everyone to check out the eight-episode podcast series, “Raven,” which she worked on as a story editor. After serving as a volunteer for several years, Lesley Gentry Heath is now on the board of the Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry, a local organization that serves those in need of food, clothes, or emergency assistance, as well as career and financial education. She is now also on the board of Water@Work, a small organization that provides sustainable solutions for accessing clean, reliable water in the Dominican Republic. She continues to enjoy her primary job as mother to Henry (11) and Peter (9), along with her husband Ryan and all the sports they love. Lee Hayes Lindsey was recently promoted to vice president of business strategy at Vaniam Group, the health care consultancy and medical communications company focused on hematology and oncology. Lee has worked at Vaniam Group since 2017 and remains in Atlanta, working virtually. She looks forward to traveling again and reconnecting with Scotties around the country. Crystal Perry and her nonprofit organization Melanated PEARL Corporation have been chosen as a finalist for the Humanitarian Action & Services Leader of the Year Award by the inaugural Anthem Awards, judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Melanated PEARL organization is being recognized for its Mother of PEARL Transitional Housing and Eviction Prevention program. Yalonda Rice served as a “Women of Strength” honoree in the November 2021 issue of Susquehanna Style, a central Pennsylvania lifestyle magazine. Yalonda was highlighted for her work in cancer advocacy and community outreach with The American Cancer Society. Saycon Sengbloh can currently be seen starring as Lillian Williams, the mother on the ABC reboot of “The Wonder Years.” The show, which is in its first season, recently got picked up for an additional nine episodes.

’01 Cristy Sellers Smith csellerssmith@pacificu.edu After 20 years in the Big Apple, Jennie Bell has relocated back to Atlanta with her partner, Dan, and their 2-year-old son. She’s excited to be back


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s in the Decatur area and pay a visit to Twain’s and the Brick Store to relive old memories. Colleen Wessel-McCoy is the Neely Visiting Professor of Religion and Public Policy at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs. She also published a book, “Freedom Church of the Poor: Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign” (Lexington, 2021). Cristy Sellers Smith finally pulled up roots from Atlanta in late 2018 after finishing her doctorate and lives in Portland, Oregon. Cristy is assistant professor of education and disability studies and coordinator of undergraduate teacher licensure at Pacific University.

’03 Anla Gisclair Etheridge butterflyanla6318@gmail.com Jodi Dixon Taylor was named the chief human resources officer for Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C., one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms. Melva Lowry is serving as the assistant director for youth at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. Anla Etheridge was elected to serve for the next two years as the 1st vice president for the GFWC Service Guild of Covington. In November 2021, she and her husband, Jason, adopted a pocket beagle they have named Millie from the Newton County animal shelter.

’04 Martha Gaston magaston@aol.com Ashley Bivens Busby had quite the 2021 — she and her husband majorly downsized and renovated a 1970s ranch in Peachtree City, Georgia. Her three children, now ages 10, 7 and 5, are enjoying the golf cart life! In October, she celebrated 15 years of marriage and was promoted to associate director at Ernst and Young (where she is leading a team of 27 tech recruiters). As lead archivist at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sofía Becerra-Licha manages a team of two, and her department

recently contributed content to the Center’s 50thanniversary exhibit “If These Halls Could Talk,” a yearlong immersive experience (curated by International Programming) that includes novel archival content and new oral histories presented throughout campus as well as online: https:// kennedy-center.org/our-story/kc50/events/if-thesehalls-could-talk. Katie Schroder Hall and her husband, Wes, welcomed daughter Georgia Mae on June 27, 2021. Katie continues to consult in nonprofit development and teach yoga. She is finishing her continued education in postpartum and Mommy & Me yoga classes. Aindrea Davis Mesa was promoted to vice president, revenue management and analysis for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

’05 Ruth Owen Sambuco ruth.sambuco@gmail.com Laura Gargala Goldstein was accepted into UGA for the Master of Social Work program. Semaine Health, started by twin sisters Lauren Lee-Crane and Catherine Lee to provide solutions for people with period pain, now sells supplements nationwide in Target, Anthropologie and Thrive Market. Their PMS & Period Support supplement is the only clinically studied PMS supplement on the market. They are also one of the only female-founded companies in Atlanta to raise over $1 million. With this venture backing, Lauren and Catherine look forward to establishing Atlanta as the leader in the femtech startup scene.

’06 Courtney Ware Lett courtneydware@gmail.com On Dec. 16, 2021, Meggan Murphy-Grayson was pinned and graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland with her BSN! She is interviewing for RN jobs and waiting to take the NCLEX now. Ashley Spicer Wardlow was promoted to EVP of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce at the end of 2021 and is currently serving as the organization’s interim president and

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Amanda Harris accepted a position as senior associate and legal department supervisor at GF Immigration Law, PA, in Miami Beach, Florida, and is winding down her prior law firm’s asylum practice. Her practice is dedicated to human trafficking visas and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions and allows her to pursue her dream of working against human trafficking. She and her two sons relocated to Miami Beach, where she watches the beach sunrise daily while trying to convince her sons that sand is just as nice as snow. On Nov. 20, 2021, Suzanne Gordan Vu shared a quick but memorable elopement ceremony with her best friend, Vinh Vu, in Grant Park (Atlanta). Their immediate families were in attendance. Jane Bigham started a new job with the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee working for the chair of the committee, Senator Patty Murray (DemWashington state). Kate Newburg Nock married Ryan Nock in a private ceremony on Dec. 8, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia. Life has been a whirlwind since then! In September 2021, Courtney Ware Lett and her husband, Chris, relocated from Atlanta all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Coast, Ghana! While Chris is producing a documentary film on overfishing as a Fulbright-National

Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow, Courtney is writing poetry and short essays about her experiences living in Ghana. They will be there for one year, so go visit!

’07 Kristin Hall krelhall@gmail.com Sara Haj-Hussein enjoyed a successful year as the social events director for the Junior League of Atlanta. Kristin Hall took the next step in her exciting new career in the book industry by accepting a full-time offer as senior bookseller and children’s specialist at the legendary Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California, in November 2021. Jennie Lurie became a licensed mental health counselor in November 2021. She began slowly building her telehealth private practice, offering an integrated approach utilizing yoga, therapeutic yoga and psychotherapy. Her Southern roots influenced the name of her practice: Wisteria Integrated Therapy. She credits her best friend and fellow Scottie Sister/2007 Bond Girl, Sara Peralta, for helping her flesh out her business plan and create her website!

’08 Dominique Khan dkhan08@gmail.com Sabrina Cintron Cassell sabrina.cintron@gmail.com Rachel L’Heaureux Nicastro married Ralph Nicastro at Benno in New York City, Oct. 16, 2021. The couple honeymooned in Italy following their nuptials. Adria Toliver joined Nike, Inc., as HR director for the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) and the Administrative Professional Community. In this role, Adria is responsible for talent management, career development, succession planning, learning and development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Laura E. Thomas married Andrew R. Poindexter on Aug. 21, 2021, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Alison Hennessee and Meg Daughtery were bridesmaids. A good time was had by the entire (vaccinated) wedding party, downing the bride’s


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s signature cocktail and dancing the night away. Emily Lake Hansen’s second poetry collection, “connected to nowhere,” was a semifinalist in Sundress Publications’ open reading period. An excerpt from her memoir “The Lake’s Only Daughter” was also recently published in “The Journal of Compressed Arts.” In addition to writing, Emily is busy this semester teaching two English courses at Agnes! Shannon McKnight started a new role with SiriusXM and Pandora, serving as associate director of partnerships and experiential marketing. Additionally, she sold her condo in Decatur and moved to a townhome in Atlanta with her dog, Gordie. She looks forward to hosting many Scottie gatherings in her new home! In October 2021, Liz Hartnett Santamaria achieved her Certified Fundraising Executive certification. In October 2021, Lauren Stikeleather was excited to start a new job at Davidson College as assistant director of Education Abroad. In December 2021, she completed a graduate certificate in learning, design, and technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In October, Claire Huddleston Seifert started a new job as a fundraising consultant with the global philanthropic services firm CCS Fundraising, partnering with nonprofits from all sectors to help them achieve transformational change.

’09 Tiffany Claiborne tiffanydaniellec@gmail.com In fall 2021, Rachel Wacks left her position as an epidemiologist managing clinical trials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to start a doctoral program in epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. She will be studying the intersection of infectious diseases and pregnancy. Upon her eventual graduation, she plans to return to federal service. Elizabeth Wilson left her old position to pursue another — that of a stay-at-home mom. She also moved across the country to a small Colorado mountain town. Tiffany Claiborne moved to another position within her existing company, going from a client

services specialist to a sales engineer at Notified (previously known as Intrado Digital Media and West Corp.). She loves showing off her company’s public relations, investor relations and virtual/ hybrid/on-site events capabilities, so reach out if you need any of that! Amber Sims published a three-part series called “Dallas Forgot” in the Dallas Free Press (link here: https://dallasfreepress.com/project/dallas-forgot/ dallas-original-black-high-school-erased-fromhistory-will-become-a-taxpayer-subsidized-krogerproject). This series was also featured in the Dallas Morning News (https://t.co/lUk1zvSYAZ). Amber serves as the co-founder and CEO of Young Leaders Strong City, which works to educate, equip and activate a network of students and adults to realize their vision for racial equity. Brittney Little Cooper and her husband, Brady, welcomed baby Brianna to their family in November 2021. She arrived less than 48 hours after her mother started her leave of absence from work, so punctuality may be a future priority of hers. Mom Brittney says she now understands Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” better than ever before. In addition, in May 2021, Brittney completed her master’s in education in educational leadership degree from The Broad Center (now known as The Broad Center at Yale School of Management).

’10 Renu Urvashi Sagreiya renu.sagreiya@alum.agnesscott.edu Sharon Wilson published “Realm of Echoes,” a YA fantasy novel. She also began professional acting, landing herself an agent at The Avenue Talent Agency and appearing in two national commercials, including one for Crunch Fitness. Renu Urvashi Sagreiya launched Ahimsa Mediation Center, a small business that provides alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice services based on mindfulness principles.

’11 Sarah Bowen Hersh sbowen314@gmail.com Meghan Ryan bought a house in 2021 in Austin, Texas, and says it’s the perfect spot for her and her pup! She also started a new job at the end of

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class notes 2021 as a project manager for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Samantha Tanner Allen signed a two-book deal for the next installments in the mystery series she is writing for St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books. The first book in the series, “Pay Dirt Road,” is coming out in April of this year. You can learn more about her book at https://us.macmillan.com/ books/9781250804273/pay-dirt-road. Dani Herd (they/them) is inexplicably studying to become an accredited financial counselor, though they’re also still narrating audiobooks and creating shows for the 2022 Atlanta Fringe Festival. In February 2021, they got to visit their best Scottie friend, Madeline Paschen, in Chicago, where they also saw Sir Elton John’s farewell tour. They cried a normal amount. Qian Zhang left her job at Google to join a health care fintech company called Cedar in September 2021 as an engineer manager.

’12 Portia Neat scottiesecretary2012@gmail.com

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Bhumi B. Patel has started her doctorate in dance studies looking at decolonial approaches and queer diasporic aesthetics of improvisational movement practice at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She got engaged to Em Kane in July 2021. Fatimah Nadimi completed her clinical hours toward social work licensure this spring and is now preparing to sit for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam. AJ (formerly Amanda) Jordan identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns. AJ started a new position as a software engineer at T-Mobile USA, Inc., as part of the T-Mobile Money team in July 2020. They earned the Full Stack Web Development certificate from Georgia Tech’s Coding Boot Camp in February 2019 and completed a full-time software development training program in April 2020. Bhumika Patel accepted a new job as director of Membership & Community Engagement for the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County, Ohio, in December 2021.

Kelly Domino and Nicholas Beaty got engaged at Yosemite National Park in October 2021. Kelly started the Master of Nutrition program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado in August 2021. Kelly is working as a dietary aide at the Swedish Medical Center. Megan Mills earned a master’s of fine arts degree in Costume Design from Boston University. After graduation, Megan moved to New York City and worked on Broadway shows. In August 2021, Megan Mills Kanik and Joseph Kanik got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony with close friends and family in Seattle.

’13 Rachel Branning Rieman rbranning@gmail.com Megan McCulloch accepted a position as a staff attorney for Georgia Legal Services Program, providing civil legal aid representation to lowincome Georgians, and is loving her job.

’14 Aminah Hussain aminah4488@gmail.com Morgan Briles is a TWO-TIME Jeopardy! Champion as of March 19, 2021! Elizabeth Higgins continues her healing and body learning experience at the Seattle School of Body Psychotherapy. She and her husband welcomed their first baby, Alia E. Higgins-Kundra, on June 24, 2021, and are blissed out on love and adapting to the shifts and beauty of their new family experience. Amber Stapleton is proud to announce her recent graduation from the William & Mary Law School. After graduating with her Juris Degree, Amber now plans to sit for the Georgia Bar Exam. Phoebe Perry continues to live, laugh and love in the Netherlands with no dependents. In December, Phoebe found a therapist who had her hit a foam block with a foam mallet to release “energy” — delicious. For money, she acts as a mediator in the disputes of children. Phoebe is an intern with Metahaven, a design and film production studio in Amsterdam. Tiffany Washington returned to VCU


1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s School of Medicine in fall 2021 as a research administrator supporting principal investigators in surgery, pathology and emergency medicine. She is especially passionate about working with new investigators and researchers who manage COVID-19 clinical trials. Tiffany is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education in higher education administration at VCU, and she is heavily involved in her synagogue, Temple BethEl. She enjoys regular FaceTime calls with her dearest ASC friend and fellow Richmonder, Maria Wornom Rippe ’64.

’15 Shekinah Phillips sphill@uab.edu Courtney Faye Taylor has won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her book manuscript, “Concentrate,” which will be published by Graywolf Press in November 2022. The book considers the life of Latasha Harlins, a 15-yearold Black girl killed by a Korean American shop owner named Soon Ja Du in 1991. Through poetry, photography, collages and micro essays, “Concentrate” reflects on the precariousness of Black girlhood and explores the tension between Black and Korean American communities, specifically how white supremacy is the inventor of that tension. For more information, visit Courtney’s website courtneyfayetaylor.com. Melissa Hutcheson graduated from the University of Michigan with her doctorate in physics in April 2021 and moved to Portland, Oregon, to accept a job as a process engineer at Intel. For her doctoral thesis, she was also awarded the 2022 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics from the American Physical Society. This year, Melissa Hutcheson, Katie Butler, Lulu Liu and Kimberly Luong continued their tradition of a yearly get-together around New Year! Last year, they practiced social distancing and participated through Zoom, so it was great to reunite in Tucson, Arizona. Kimberly Luong earned a master’s degree of science in applied engineering (electrical) from Kennesaw State University in December 2021.

’16 Claire Kircharr clairemk14@gmail.com In October 2021, Shakirah Dobson got married to Jordan Brown at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta. They began dating in 2013 and got engaged in 2019. She had two Scottie sisters as her bridesmaids, Asha Bell and Destiny Dawkins Phyall. Victoria Forbes got married on Nov. 20, 2021, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia, to her wonderful husband, Allen Lark. She gives a special shout-out to her awesome bridesmaids and fellow Agnes grads: Celeste Whitman, Carlette Jones, Samantha Giordano, and Natalie Spruell ’17. Rachel Brazeale has a new position as data librarian for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Claire Kirchharr was promoted to associate director for the Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition. She is passionate about the work she gets to do in infant mortality and home visiting for pregnant women and children. Kate Strong and her husband, Forrest, recently moved from Atlanta to Chicago and are excited to explore a new city! Victoria Reed was married on Jan. 22, 2022, to her longtime partner Torri Tate.

’17 Jessica Luegering jessica.marie.luegering@gmail.com In September 2021, Jessica Luegering moved to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, and began her work with a federal judge in Brunswick, Georgia. She passed the Georgia Bar Exam and was sworn in to the State Bar on Jan. 26, 2022. Miranda Gammon Coker and her husband, Benjamin, welcomed their baby girl, Maisie Louise Coker, on Oct. 22, 2021. She is raising her little girl while completing her law degree at Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law. Congrats to the Cokers’ on their new addition! Ryland All graduated with her master’s in secondary education from Grand Canyon

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“Star Wars” and the MCU from their family home in Staunton, Virginia.

Martha Vorder Bruegge made a career switch, and she is thriving! She switched from graduate school to teaching middle school science in July. She is now an eighth grade science teacher at Max Abbott Middle School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She also works as a sound technician at her church and has recently gotten back into playing her cello.

Zoe Katz began her career at UJA-Federation of New York, the world’s largest local nonprofit, in August 2021. In her role of social media executive, Zoe is responsible for the organization’s organic social media presence, including developing and designing organic content, managing presence and interactions, and advising organic strategy.

In May 2021, Jennifer Marshall received her master of arts in elementary teaching degree. She has celebrated her third year of teaching. It is her second year as a second grade teacher, and she is now the grade level chair for the second grade at Uplift Ascend Charter School in Fort Worth, Texas.

’19 Catherine Curtin catherine.e.curtin@gmail.com Zaina Anwer was accepted to Auburn University’s master’s in business administration program. She started pursuing her master’s degree this year while continuing to work full time in her consulting position. Avalon Ward Bonlie has earned a master of science in education degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. t 60

Katie Curtin has been accepted to the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Public Health Practice Program and is expected to complete her master of public health degree in the fall of 2022. Mary Breedlove spent two years establishing a career in commercial real estate. She has relocated from Nashville to Atlanta, where she started a position with Cushman and Wakefield as assistant property manager at a 14-building office park in the heart of Buckhead. Deanna Fulton completed her master’s of science in nursing program with a focus in clinical nurse leader in December 2020. In March 2022, she finished her first year of nurse residency as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. Dais Johnston accepted a remote full-time staff writer position at Inverse, writing features about

Jordan Keesler is expected to complete their master’s of arts degree in WGSS at Georgia State University in the spring of 2022 and has been offered admission to the doctoral program in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland for fall 2022.

’20 Madeline Brasgalla mbrasgalla11@gmail.com Hannah Piecuch graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Nursing in December 2021 and accepted a job as a labor and delivery nurse at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital to begin February 2022. Georgia Hill’s native plant design and install company, Beautyberry Gardens, LLC, had a fantastic 2021, gaining many new clients and projects, the highlight being the native specimen garden she designed and installed in Midtown Atlanta. The site is home to 68 native species and will be a conservation resource for the propagation of rare and endangered species. The project is set to win multiple sustainability awards in 2022. In August 2021, Maggie Parker Andrews started a new job as the children’s ministry resident at First Baptist Church of Decatur in Decatur, Georgia. She is serving under the leadership of the head Pastor David Jordan and being mentored by Reverend Mark Green. She says it is a wonderful congregation to be a part of. She got married on Dec. 5, 2021, at Grant Hill Farms in Commerce, Georgia, to Matthew Andrews. Maggie’s Agnes Scott roommate, Samira “Sami” Shahbandy, served as her maid of honor.


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Louise Elizabeth Morris, born to Lee Taylor Morris and husband Scott, Sept. 9, 2021

Phoebe Grace Haxton, born to Misty Roache Haxton, Oct. 29, 2021

Holly Jane, born to Stephanie Parker, Dec. 12, 2021

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Malika Nooria Usman, born to Mehwish Shaukat

Rose Turner, born to Jacquie Hauth Turner and Syl Turner, March 2021

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Corinne Elizabeth Swinford, born to Angela Rogers Swinford and husband Brian Swinford, March 22, 2021

Safron Smith welcomed the birth of a precious baby girl in December 2021

Liam Jones, born to Elizabeth “Liza” Lucht Jones and husband Bryant, Sept. 2021

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’07 Verity Patricia Trimble, born to Eleanor Gardner and William Trimble, Sept. 29, 2021

’09 Brianna J. Cooper, born to Brittney Little Cooper and Brady Cooper, in Nov. 2021

River Stenson Rowland, born to Rebekah Frishe, Sept. 10, 2021

’17 Maisie Louise Coker, born to Miranda Gammon Coker and husband Benjamin, Oct. 22, 2021.

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deaths The Agnes Scott Alumnae Association offers condolences to the classmates, alumnae and families who lost loved ones over the last reporting period.

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Mary Locksley Long Gardener, grandmother of Eleanor E. Gardner ‘07, Jan. 10, 2022

Marjorie Harris Melville Markwell, grandmother of Meridith K. Melville ’03, Nov. 27, 2021

Hayden Sanford Sams, sister of Louise S. Hardy ’41, mother of Adelaide Probst ’69 and aunt of Dr. Louise S. Röska-Hardy ’72, Feb. 10, 2022

Dale Bennett Pedrick, mother of Susan P. McWilliams, Jan. 3, 2022

’41 Lucille Gaines MacLennan, mother of Margaret Rose Baron ’73 and sister of Gloria Klugh ’46, Nov. 28, 2022

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Regina Pinkston Stokes Barnes, mother of Paula H. Holmes ’73 and daughter of Almira Pinkston Stokes class of 1913, Dec. 15, 2020

’48 Jane Woodward Alsobrook Miller, March 17, 2021 Marianna “Candy” Hollandsworth Donnell, Dec. 13, 2021

’49 Alice Crenshaw Moore, Aug. 28, 2021 Lynn Phillips Mathews, Sept. 7, 2021

Henry Jewett Barnes, husband of Regina Pinkston Stokes Barnes and father of Paula H. Holmes ’73, Nov. 15, 2021

Dorothy Quillian Reeves, Dec. 3, 2021

Marjorie Weisman Zeidman, Dec. 28, 2021

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Claire Foster Moore, Nov. 7, 2021

Sara Milford Walker, Dec. 13, 2021

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Betty Jane Foster Deadwyler, daughter of Margaret Leyburn Foster class of 1918, Nov. 20, 2021

Edwina Bell Davis, Sept. 13, 2021 Marjorie Naab Bolen, mother of Janet Joiner ’73, Nov. 16, 2021

Louise Tolleson Moore Strange-Boston, Jan. 12, 2022


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L. Higgins-Thomas ’82, Jan. 11, 2021

Jane McWhorter, Oct. 10, 2021

Jewell Bell “J.B.” Hudgins Jr., husband of Elaine Lewis Hudgins, May 5, 2021

Mildred Elaine Evans, Nov. 3, 2021 Martha “Marcy” Helen O’Ferrall Bise Renegar, Jan. 16, 2022 Mary Ann Goolsby Pund, Jan. 16, 2022

Doris Musgrave Robertson, May 19, 2021 Elizabeth “Libby” Bond Boozer, Nov. 29, 2021 Mary Margaret Moody Isbell, Feb. 7, 2022

Aline Ann Hight Brown, Jan. 18, 2022

’53 Mary Carolyn Linger, April 2021 John Markwell Taylor, husband of Pricilla M. Taylor, Dec. 8, 2021 Harold F. Walker, husband of Jeanne Winters Walker, Sept. 7, 2021 Frances Blakeney Coker, Jan. 13, 2022

’54 Elizabeth Claire Noblin Vickers, June 17, 2021

’58 Helen Landel Faught, Nov. 2, 2021 Dan Austin McRight, husband of Rebecca R. Fewell, Oct. 29, 2021 Harriet Talmadge Mill, Oct. 31, 2021 Marilyn Monaghan Adams, Dec. 18, 2021

’59 Frances Singleton Woodside, Oct. 6, 2021 Mary Allison Hammond-Cordero, Oct. 26, 2021

Nancy Whetstone Hull, Sept. 10, 2021 Joan Reaves DeLavan, mother of JoAnne D. Reichardt ’75, Feb. 12, 2022 Emily Joree Hill, sister of Mary F. Stovall ’44, Feb 13, 2022

’60 Thomas “Tommy” Shapard, husband of Jill Imray Shapard, June 2021 Suzanne Hoskins Brown, Dec. 21, 2021

’56 Calvin Upshaw, husband of Robbie Shelnutt Upshaw, Jan. 10, 2019 Carol Stroud, Jan. 22, 2021 Sarah Hall, Sept. 3, 2021

Rosemary Roberts, Jan. 26, 2022 Lillian B. Hart, Jan. 28, 2022 Dian Smith Brewton, Feb. 2, 2022

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Thomas Adams, husband of Sarah Davis Adams, Dec. 9, 2021

V. Caroline Thomas Mathis, May 3, 2021

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Florence Ann "Flossie" Gaines Mitchell, July 30, 2021

Martha Richardson Higgins, mother of Patricia

Karel Kwass Copenhaver, Oct. 30, 2021

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Sarah Helen Clagett, cousin of Anne Lee ’59, Feb. 6, 2022

Nan Lester Black, cousin of Henrietta Whelchel ‘76, Jan. 24, 2022

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India Kemp Hendley, March 30, 2020

Elizabeth “Betty” LeTourneau Gaylon , April 6, 2021

James Almy, husband of Pat O’Brian Almy, July 30, 2021 Angelyn Stokes McMillan, aunt of Mary-Grace Alfaro ’60, Dec. 25, 2021

’63 David Herbertson, husband of Ann Powel Herbertson, Oct. 23, 2021

’64 Susan Keith-Lucas Carson, mother of Julianna Carson ’04, Aug. 29, 2021

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Rebecca Lanier Allen, Dec. 20, 2021 Charlotte Hart, Dec. 22, 2021 Alice "Zolly" Mountcastle Zollicoffer, sisterin-law of Judith C. Zollicoffer ’63, Feb. 15, 2022

’70 Eva Saggus, cousin of Margaret Sue Burch ’73, Dec. 10, 2021 Patricia Eileen McCurdy Armistead, Feb. 17, 2022

Laura Lee Steakley, Oct. 20, 2021

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Robert “Scott” McGurk, husband of Adelaide “Lally” Hutto McGurk, Feb. 16, 2022

Charlene “Candy” Card Slaton, July 22, 2021

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Brian Gracey, husband of Margaret Gracey, July 13, 2021

John White Westmoreland, brother of Pam Westmoreland Sholar, Oct. 1, 2021

Elinor Cook, sister of Lucia Howard Sizemore, Jan. 2, 2022

Skip Reed, mother of Donna Reed, Jan. 27, 2022

’66 Marian Fullerton Brown St. Onge, Aug. 18, 2021 Mary Lang Olson Edwards, Sept, 13, 2021 Bonnie Creech Martin, Dec. 18, 2021

’67 Rosalind D. Tedards , Aug. 20, 2020 Fred Reagor Jr., husband of Mary Reagor, Sept. 7, 2021

’73 Elizabeth Winfrey Shindel, Aug. 31, 2021 Nancy Wallace Davis, Dec. 27, 2021

’74 Betty Ulmer McGregor, mother of Lib McGregor Simmons, Aug. 20, 2021

’75 Daniel Thomas, son of Carolyn Webb Thomas, June 12, 2021


deaths Eugenia Summers Phillips, mother of Ellen C. Phillips, June 10, 2021 Margaret Robison, mother of Margaret Robison Lemon, Dec. 9, 2021 Margaret Cumming Linton, granddaughter of Annie Shannon Preston class of 1899; daughter of Shannon Cumming ’30; niece of Jane Newman Preston class of 1921, Miriam Wiley St. Clair ’27 and Florence Bockhorst ’34; Sister of Shannon McCormick ’60 and Sarah Stokes Mitchell ’63; aunt of Anne Wiley Mitchell ’97 and Caroline Hamilton ’00; Dec. 23, 2021 Angela “Angie” Rushing Hoyt, mother of Polly H. Nance ‘11, Jan. 21, 2022

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’82 John L. Foster Jr., father of Lucinda “Cindy” Grace, Jan. 29, 2022

’84 M. Wayne Bundrick, father of Janet Burnley, Aug. 22, 2021

’85 Chapman H. Maxwell, father of Sally Maxwell, Aug. 13, 2021 Stephen Meyer, son of Meg Winter Meyer, Nov. 17, 2021

Beverly Kim Williams Wilson, Feb. 11, 2022

Susan Pickens Morgan, mother of Mary Breedlove ’19, Nov. 30, 2021

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Louis Maitland Harris, father of Alice Newton Harris, Aug. 13, 2021

Katherine “Katesy” Moffat Watson, daughter of Helen Grier Watson ‘62, Jan. 7, 2022

Douglas Hatton Oswald, father of Lynne Oswald, Dec. 6, 2021

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Mark Benson, husband of Sarah Marshall, Feb. 2, 2022

Lisa Gugino Gunn, Jan. 29, 2022

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’92 Sandee McGlaun, Sept. 4, 2021

Melanie Best, Dec. 26, 2021

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’06 Lauren Moss, Sept. 10, 2021

Carole Shaw Akin, Oct. 6, 2021

’81 Sophie Jordan Tapper, mother of Karen Tapper, Sept. 5, 2021

’11 Leslie Anne Burhenn, Jan. 12, 2022

’17 Paula Mathews, grandmother of Martha Vorder Bruegge, April 2021

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A Time to Remember, Passions to Celebrate Story submitted by Blanch Nichols ’59

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This past fall, five class of 1959 Scotties traveled from far-flung locations for a mini-reunion and to honor their classmate, dear friend since Agnes Scott days, and class secretary for more than 25 years, Sara Lu Persinger Snyder ’59. The group of alumnae traveled from Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charlottsville and Meadows of Dan, Va., assembling near Sara Lu’s Covington, Va., home to honor their friend and the ties of connection that extend miles and across the decades. Scottie classmates Pat Forrest Davis, Mary Dunn DeBorde, Wardie Abernethy Martin, Blanche Helm Nichols and Sally Sanford Rugaber joined Sara Lu’s family and many friends for a beautiful, elegant and memorable autumn weekend. October 29 and 30, 2021, was declared Sara Lu Persinger Snyder ’59 Memorial Weekend, and the event was celebrated at the highly acclaimed Garth Newel Music Center near Hot Springs, Va. Sara Lu played a major role in Garth Newel’s establishment in 1973. She worked tirelessly for the Center, and at one time was a member of the Center’s board of directors. Garth Newel was dear to her heart; in the almost 50 years after its founding it was her and Jim’s go-to place for evenings with their family and friends. On those two October nights, the Center’s resident trio (piano, violin and cello) performed selections from Brahms, Shaw, Rachmaninov and Ravel — some of Sara Lu’s favorites — requested by her husband, Jim. Sara Lu was a musician, a talented organist herself, and she served as a substitute organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and as musical accompanist for others as well. On Saturday evening, Jenny Carey, administrative director of Garth Newel, closed the weekend by elaborating on Sara Lu’s legacy. Beyond her nurturing contributions to Garth Newel, Sara Lu fostered the arts throughout her community and the entire state of Virginia. Ms. Carey read aloud the Senate Joint Resolution No. 386, Celebrating the Life of Sara Lu P. Snyder, passed by the Virginia General Assembly in February 2021. That document describes Sara Lu’s life, outlining many church, community and arts projects of which she was a founder and leader. A copy of the resolution was

presented to Sara Lu’s family — her husband, Jim, their sons, Meade and Lee, and their sons' families. Sara Lu graduated from Agnes Scott, class of 1959, with a degree in psychology and general studies before she went on to the University of Virginia for a M.A. in speech pathology. She was deeply involved in 69 u the arts throughout her life. In addition to her work at the Garth Newel Music Center, Sara Lu previously served as executive director of the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council, having been the board president in the years prior. Among her noteworthy accomplishments during her tenure, she created a corporate sponsorship program and a Young People’s Theater Series for area schools. She was her class’s loyal class secretary for over 25 years and an active alumna. Sara Lu was on campus to celebrate Alumnae Weekend in 2019 along with her Agnes Scott classmates, the most recent year the college was able to hold an in-person Alumnae Weekend. Do you have a special onyx ring story? Let us know at alumnae@agnesscott.edu!