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F EAT U RES 11 Crimson, Gold and Green Bridgewater College introduces new initiatives for environmental stewardship and sustainability. Story by Olivia A. Shifflett
14 Model Program, Model Teachers Bridgewater’s model education program produces two awardwinning, model teachers. Story by Karen Doss Bowman ‘91
16 High Hopes The Hope Fund brings Palestinian students to Bridgewater to foster greater understanding and respect among different cultures. Story by Karen Doss Bowman ‘91
18 The Power Broker Adam Craft ’05 is the Eagles’ first full-time coordinator of athletic performance. Bridgewater asks him some crucial questions. Story by Mark Griffin ‘88
20 BC 2020 Outlines Course for Success A closer look at BC 2020: The Strategic Plan for Bridgewater College.
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acrossthemall Bridge water earns SACS Reaccreditation Bridgewater College has been reaffirmed for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) – a reaffirmation that is valid through 2022. All colleges and universities must be accredited for their students to receive federal financial aid, and the accreditation must be reaffirmed every 10 years. The reaccreditation application process submitted every aspect of the college and its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to scrutiny in a peer-review system authorized and overseen by SACS Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Areas examined for standards compliance included finances, governance, academic programs, faculty qualifications, facilities, student support services, learning resources and student life. Bridgewater received high marks in the compliance categories with special praise given for work in assessment. Compliance coordinator Dr. Mark Hogan and
director of assessment Dr. James Josefson were invited by SACS to present some of Bridgewater’s techniques for institutional effectiveness at the SACSCOC summer institute in Atlanta. The Quality Enhancement Plan, another important facet of the reaffirmation review, is a project targeted to enhance student learning. The plan submitted by Bridgewater College addresses Academic Citizenship and focuses on two key components of the college experience for Bridgewater students – ensuring academic success through engaged learning and providing students with the skills needed to participate actively in civil discourse. Interim President Roy W. Ferguson Jr. said the success of the reaffirmation visit is a tribute to the entire campus community that worked diligently to prepare for it. “This external validation by our peers is very important as Bridgewater’s reputation
for academic excellence continues to grow,” he said. “We are delighted with this strong endorsement from SACS,” said Dr. Carol Scheppard, vice president and dean for academic affairs at Bridgewater. “Students, faculty and staff members all worked together to see this process through. Hosting the SACS on-site team was especially gratifying as an opportunity to see the fruits of all that labor shine.” SACS is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting institutions of higher education in the Southern states. Its mission is to enhance educational quality throughout the region and to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that they meet standards established by the higher education community for the needs of society and students. Bridgewater College has been a member of SACS since 1925.
Students, faculty and staff members all worked together to see this process through. Hosting the SACS on-site team was especially gratifying as an opportunity to see the fruits of all that labor shine. – Dr. C arol Scheppard, Vice president and dean for ac ademic affairs
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Stone Village Receives LEED Environmental Certification
tone Village, Bridgewater College’s village-style residences that were constructed to conform to an internationally recognized green building certification system, has received “Certified” status as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Stone Village, which is located at East College and College View streets, was begun in the summer of 2010 and officially dedicated in August 2011. The five houses of the village are grouped with the pre-existing Strickler Apartments to form environmentally responsible housing for 87 students. The village was designed to foster a sense of community, with Victorian-style housing surrounding a communal outdoor space that residents use to socialize, study and host cookouts. The project was designed by the Greensboro, N.C.-based architectural firm of Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates (MMPA). “Our team is very excited to be part of Bridgewater College’s first LEED certified project,” said Kenneth C. Mayer Jr., MMPA’s principal-in-charge of the Stone Village project. “Stone Village illustrates to the campus – and to the larger com-
munity – that sustainable design and construction can be achievable, practical and architecturally appropriate, along with being the right thing to do.” Mayer said that everything about Stone Village – landscaping, building materials, electrical systems and appliances – reflects a carefully thought-out respect for the environment and commitment to sustainability. He said the landscaping has been designed so that storm water runoff
will be clean and plants will not require potable water for irrigation; at least 20 percent of all building materials are made of recycled materials; insulation, which exceeds minimum requirements, is composed of rapidly renewable, soybased materials; rooms are equipped with occupancy sensor lights, which turn on and off when a room is or isn’t in use; and all appliances bear an Energy Star rating. Mayer also noted that interior paints and adhesives are environmentally friendly, improving indoor air quality because they contain low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). And 20 percent of all materials used in Stone
Village were made or harvested within 500 miles of Bridgewater College, which required less fuel and other resources for delivery. Anne B. Keeler, vice president for finance and treasurer at Bridgewater, said that everyone involved in the Stone Village project embraced the decision to make it environmentally responsible. “Perhaps the most valuable part of the process has been what we learned about sustainable building materials and methods, which is information we can use to inform future projects as we continue to pursue the principles of sustainability and stewardship contained in the recently released strategic plan,” Keeler said. She said Bridgewater appreciates the contributions of college staff in facilities and student life, as well as the expertise provided by the project’s building partners, including MMPA, EDC of Richmond (project management), G&H Contracting (construction), Valley Engineering (site/ civil engineering) and Van Yahres Associates (site planning). “All of these firms went the extra mile to help us achieve our objective of developing housing units that are both comfortable for student living and sustainable,” said Keeler, who also noted that funding for the project was provided through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan.
“Stone Village illustrates to the campus – and to the larger community – that sustainable design and construction can be achievable, practical and architecturally appropriate, along with being the right thing to do.” – Kenneth C. Mayer Jr., MMPA
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Four Sports Legends Enter BC Athletic Hall of Fame Four stellar former Bridgewater College athletes were inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 5, in the Kline Campus Center, as part of Homecoming activities. The inductees were also recognized the following day at half-time of the Eagles’ Homecoming football game against Hampden-Sydney College. The Hall of Fame members for 2012 are Amy Rafalski Hamilton ’98, of Lebanon, Va.; James Hulvey ’73, of Mt. Sidney, Va.; Andrew Hence ’75, of Fredericksburg, Va.; and Davon Lewis ’98, of Christiansburg, Va. Hamilton was one of the top female lacrosse players in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) history and also was a strong performer for the field hockey team. Following graduation, she taught and coached at the high school level before returning to Bridgewater where she was the head field hockey coach from 2000-2002 and the head lacrosse coach from 20002004. Hamilton currently spends her time as a wife and mother of three children and as a sales consultant for Willow House Sales. Hulvey was recognized as one of the top linemen in the state, earning All Mason-
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Dixon Conference honors three times. Davon Lewis ’98 Following his Bridgewater playing career, he worked as the head football coach at King and Queen County for one year before returning to Bridgewater as an assistant coach. He worked on Coach John Spencer’s staff from 1974-1982 and was an assistant on Bridgewater’s first ODAC championship team in 1980. Hulvey left Bridgewater following the 1982 season and began a career in law enforcement in Augusta County, Va., where he reached the level of master deputy in the sheriff ’s department. Hulvey retired from the sheriff ’s department in 2006. Hence was a four-year member of the Bridgewater baseball program and is still recognized as one of the top pitchers in the college’s history, having ranked among the nation’s leaders in earned run average in 1974 when he posted a 4-1 record with a 1.71 ERA for the Eagles. Hence became a teacher and coach whose accomplishments include being named Northern Neck District Coach of the Year in boys’ basketball in 1996 and 1997. He is
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also an active member in his church as well as holding membership in several teaching and coaching organizations. Lewis was a track and football star who won six ODAC individual indoor and seven outdoor track titles. As a member of the football team, he was a wide receiver and punter who finished his career with 13 touchdown receptions, at the time a Bridgewater record. Lewis became a high-school coach who has coached many all-district, all-region and all-state performers in track, football and basketball.
Reimer Receives Garber Award The Rev. Judy Mills Reimer, a member of the Bridgewater College board of trustees, received the Merlin and Dorothy Faw Garber Award for Christian Service at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference held in July, in St. Louis. The award was presented to her at the BC Alumni Luncheon. The Garber Award, which was established in 1998, recognizes life-long Christian service and exemplary commitment to Christian values. The late Merlin Garber, a Church of the Brethren pastor, was a 1936 Bridgewater alumnus. His wife, the late Dorothy Faw Garber, was a member of the class of 1933. Reimer, who has been a member of the board of trustees at
Bridgewater since 2004, is the founding pastor of the Smith Mountain Lake Church of the Brethren, a writer, businesswoman, teacher and dedicated volunteer leader. A native of Roanoke, she has also worked extensively with youth and young adults and has been active in numerous conferences, youth cabinets and roundtables. Her denominational duties have taken her to China, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Uganda and Zimbabwe, and she has represented the Church of the Brethren in Castener, Puerto Rico, when signing over the church’s land to the Castener Church and Hospital. She also represented the CoB in Atlanta at the signing of “The Torch of Conscience Campaign,” designed to sensitize the congregation to the Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Princeton Review Hails Bridgewater as One of Best in Southeast Bridgewater College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected Bridgewater as one of 136 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section on its website feature, 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region. In the profile on Bridgewater at PrincetonReview.com, the college is described as one concerned with “personally developing students in every aspect of life and making each individual physically, academically, socially and mentally fit for the real world.” Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review, commended Bridgewater and all the schools named as ‘regional best’ colleges. “We’re pleased to recommend Bridgewater
College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn an undergraduate degree,” he said. “We chose Bridgewater and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs, but we also take into account what students reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey.” Franek said students at Bridgewater, for example, were surveyed on a range of issues from accessibility of professors to quality of campus food. According to the Review, students say of Bridgewater, “You know you’re getting your money’s worth” thanks to consistently small class sizes and ample personal interaction with faculty. One senior is quoted as saying, “I’ve never been turned away from a profes-
sor’s office; they always make time for their students and advisees.” The Princeton Review, which operates in 41 states and 22 countries, is a standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company. It is not affiliated with Princeton University or the Educational Testing Service. The 136 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
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Bridgewater College Forms New Partnership With Parkhurst Dining Bridgewater College has formed a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining of Homestead, Pa., to provide its food service management. This is Parkhurst’s first location in Virginia. Bridgewater selected Parkhurst to deliver a dining program that provides exciting venues and a high level of creativity and imagination. Sustainability is a key aspect of the program, and the Parkhurst team will work closely with the college to expand on its current sustainability efforts. Through FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program, food is procured from more than 200 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its service areas. This greatly reduces the distance food travels from harvest to table. “Our executive chefs will prepare fresh food from scratch utilizing local agriculture and incorporate produce
from the college’s community garden into the dining menus,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of education. Parkhurst’s culinary teams prepare a variety of fresh, healthy food, including soups made from stocks, fresh-dough pizza and burgers that are fresh. With everything from comfort foods and culturally diverse menu items to on-the-go service, students can expect a creative mix of dining options from which to select. “We look forward to our new partnership with Bridgewater College,” said Albright. A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience.
Points of Light Institute Honors Lassiter Dr. Jill W. Lassiter, an assistant professor of health and human sciences at Bridgewater College, has been named a Daily Point of Light honoree by the Points of Light Institute, a national non-profit organization that engages people and resources to solve serious social problems. The honor was awarded in recognition of Lassiter’s work in developing a partnership between Bridgewater College and Our Community Place (OCP) in Harrisonburg. For the last two school years, students in Lassiter’s community and personal health class partnered with OCP to design, finance and build an outdoor fitness area for the organization, which provides support and activities to people struggling with poverty, addiction and difficult life circumstances.
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Students assessed the needs of OCP, raised more than $2,000, made detailed plans for the equipment and spent four days building with the help of professionals, OCP staff and community members. Lassiter was nominated for the honor by Stephanie Wilson, Bridgewater’s director of multicultural services, who noted that “Dr. Lassiter not only brought equipment and instruction to her community, but she also engaged approximately 300 students in four different semesters to make service a larger part of their lives. This is why she is a Daily Point of Light.” “It is an honor to be recognized for doing what I love, and I am privileged to be able to serve with the staff and community members at OCP,” Lassiter said. “Their commitment to serving the Harrisonburg community is humbling. This award is also a testimony to the hard work of our students and Bridgewater’s commitment to civic engagement.”
ridgewater College invited alumni and friends of the college to celebrate Homecoming activities on Oct. 5-7 with the 2012 theme, “It’s the Eye of the Eagle, it's the Thrill of the Fight.” The three-day celebration included the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet (see page 4), tours, a football game with HampdenSyndey, tailgating, an exhibition of archival clothing, picnics and a golf tournament. Also, the Lady Eagles soccer team took on Lynchburg College, the men’s soccer team played Guilford College and the community was treated to a free concert by the Bridgewater College Chorale and Jazz Ensemble. Photos by Holly Marcus
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Times they are A-Changin’ BC’s music department undergoes transformation By Bethanie Glover ‘13
Bridgewater has seen a wealth of changes recently, and the BC music department has been no exception. BC music recently said goodbye to two full-time professors: Dr. Jesse Hopkins, long-time director of the choral ensembles, and Dr. K. Gary Adams, professor of music history. Also, there has been a loss in adjunct professors who teach piano, voice and other musical concentrations. However, the department has also welcomed new professors and adjuncts. Dr. John McCarty joined the music department this year, taking the helm as director of Chorale, Concert Choir and Oratorio Choir, as well as teaching music major and minor courses. He, along with the new chair of the department, Dr. Larry Taylor, and the director of the instrumental ensembles, Dr. Christine Carrillo, plans to add a spice to the music department. McCarty plans to energize major and non-major vocalists by introducing a new
repertoire, as well as traditions that will be carried through the years. “I hope that we can continue so many of the great traditions that we have going,” said McCarty, “but I think that we can also expand around those traditions.” All of the change in the music department has the three professors casting their hopes into the future, making plans for a larger musical fingerprint on BC. They hope to increase the number of majors and minors in the music department within the next 10 years, as well as increase the number of non-major music participants. Carrillo has an idea of what the department will be like in the next decade: “I would like to see the department twice the size, and being able to offer more courses to more students, increasing the number of ensembles that we have, as well as the number of fine arts GenEds that we offer.” Although Taylor feels that the music
department will never be a large department in comparison with the size of the school, he does have hopes of increasing the number of majors in the department, as well as introducing new world music ensembles for cultural diversity. “We have a lot of people who come with musical experience to the school, but they never participate in musical things at the college,” said Taylor. “We’d like to try to get Bridgewater students involved in more musical activities.” Taylor is hopeful that the fresh, young faces in the department will kindle a new passion for music among Bridgewater students, and that the large amount of “stressful” change in the music department will be for the better. This story originally appeared in Veritas, the student newspaper of Bridgewater College, on Sept. 20, 2012.
Nick Picerno with re-enactors at the site of the battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Md. Photo courtesy of Nick Picerno
Picerno Speaks at Antietam It was the bloodiest single day in American history. In 12 gruesome hours on Sept. 17, 1862, approximately 23,000 Americans from the North and the South were killed, wounded or lost in action at the battle of Antietam in Maryland.
in the battle of the 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the death of Gen. Joseph K.F. Mansfield, commander of the 12th Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Picerno is considered the nation’s foremost expert on the 10th Maine.
On Sept. 14, in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the battle, Nicholas Picerno, police chief at Bridgewater College, joined a slate of distinguished historians for presentations at the site of the battle between the Union forces of Gen. George McClellan and the Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
In October, Picerno also was elected to the board of trustees of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., which houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Confederate artifacts. Picerno will serve a three-year term beside other prestigious historians, including Edward L. Ayres, president of the University of Richmond.
Picerno’s presentation focused on the participation
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Zambians Hungry for Culture, Says Professor’s Book A sociology professor at Bridgewater College has published the first comprehensive book that examines the thirst for culture and knowledge in the African nation of Zambia. Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo was born in Chipata and grew up near Nkhanga Village in Lundazi, which is in the Eastern Province of Zambia in Southern Africa. He has taught at Bridgewater for more than two decades and spent three years researching and writing Satisfying Zambian Hunger for Culture, which contains a foreword by Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first president. The 385-page book explores the influence of urbanization on Zambians and how they identify themselves through customs, parenting, kinship, foods, dances, medicine, religion, Christianity – even witchcraft. In the book’s 17 chapters, Tembo also details how Zambia – whose official language is English – developed a multi-party democracy. “Everyone, not just Zambians, can learn and benefit from the book,” Tembo said. “Of course, it’s possible for the reader to learn something about such things as food, religion, African political history and Christianity, but they may pick up or get strong tips on how to parent or counsel from the examples I give from traditional Zambian culture.” Tembo said he was inspired to write Satisfying Zambian Hunger for Culture because millions of people, including 13 million Zambians, have experienced “tremendous change as the result of globalization.” As for Zambians themselves, Tembo said they were confused and didn’t know much about their own culture. Satisfying Zambian Hunger for Culture is available in bookstores and on the Internet.
New Fund Honors Alison Yowell Pazmino
A new student-education scholarship that honors a Bridgewater alumna who died in 2005 at the age of 32 has been established at the college by her husband and parents. The Alison Yowell Pazmino Memorial Fund for Student Education Series is designed to benefit students who are interested in children’s and young adult literature and international education and outreach. The scholarship will fund symposiums, visiting authors and opportunities for students to teach or work abroad as a means of fostering international understanding and good will. Alison Yowell graduated from Bridgewater in 1995 and began her teaching career at Metz Middle School in Manassas, Va., where she taught French. She traveled to Japan where for two years she trained Japanese teachers in English-language curriculum development. When she returned to the United States, she earned her master’s degree from George Mason University, became a teacher-consultant Alison in her classroom in Japan. with the Northern Virginia Writing Project and then traveled to California where she taught English for one year. Yowell returned to Virginia in 2003 and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Chemotherapy seemed to work, and allowed her to teach at River Bend Middle School in Loudon County and to join the editorial staff of the Journal of the Virginia Writing Project. It was here that she met her husband-to-be, Peter Pazmino. When Yowell’s cancer returned, she told Pazmino that they should go their separate ways, but he refused with the response, “I’m not going anywhere,” and proposed that they marry in December 2005. The rapid progress of her cancer, however, prompted them to marry in August 2005. Alison Yowell Pazmino died on Oct. 17. Earlier that year, she had been at the center of a controversy when she requested a four-month leave without pay while she underwent cancer treatment. Loudon County Public School officials refused, saying she hadn’t been in her position at River Bend long enough to be eligible. She was forced from her job, but not before the case focused intense scrutiny on a school district whose officials often cited the difficulty of recruiting enough qualified teachers. Five months after Alison Yowell Pazmino’s death, the commonwealth of Virginia celebrated her life and contributions to education through the unanimous passage of House Joint Resolution 429, which declared that her “legacy lives in the young people of France, Japan, and the United States whose lives she touched and inspired.” The Alison Yowell Pazmino Memorial Fund for Student Education Series was begun by her husband and her parents, Donald and Lois Yowell. Anyone wishing to donate to the memorial fund may contact Ellen Miller by phone at 540-828-8001 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Preaching for the (Antietam memorial) service is Phil Stone, well-known throughout the Church of the Brethren as a past moderator of Annual Conference in 1991, former president of Bridgewater College and a noted Abraham Lincoln scholar and Civil War historian. 3.
“What has essentially changed in academia is that technology has disrupted existing business 1.
“A lot of our students leave us and immediately head to graduate school, whether it’s in education, athletic training or some other area. We’re going to 2.
models. Online education
can be offered by anyone, anywhere, anytime for a low price.” – Dr. Abir Qasem
evaluate whether…there is an opportunity to develop some graduate programs that make sense for us.” – Interim President Roy Ferguson
“The IEP provides a comprehensive, structured program for international students and we’re very excited about how this partnership will strengthen international recruitment and enrollment at Bridgewater.” – Anne T. Marsh 4.
“Winning truly isn’t everything. Major successes should be based on how we lead our lives every day.” – Curt Kendall
As chaplain at his alma mater, Robbie Miller is constantly
inspired by the exceptional students at Bridgewater.
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To many, inequality seemed a reasonable price to pay for a chance to compete. Laura Mapp, a Bridgewater College icon whose career at the Shenandoah Valley school spanned from 1961 until 1998, wanted to coach. Her athletes wanted to play. Mapp said she “never 7.
felt discriminated against…and I hope the athletes I worked with would say the same thing.”
1. “The Education Tsunami,” WorldBank.org, July 25, 2012 2. “Alger On a Mission to Listen,” Daily NewsRecord, Aug. 15, 2012 3. “Dunker Church Service at Antietam National Battlefield set for Sept. 16,” Church of the Brethren Newsline, Sept. 5, 2012 4. “BC Collaborates with EMU on Intensive English Program,” Targeted News Service, June 12, 2012 5. “Greencastle-Antrim High School graduation ceremony held,” The Record-Herald, June 11, 2012 6. “Down Home in Bridgewater,” Cooperative Living, June 2012 7. “Undeniable Impact,” Richmond Times Dispatch, June 23, 2012
Bridgewater Introduces New Initiatives for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability By Olivia A. Shifflett
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Recycling bins. Bikes. A community garden. Energy conservation. New student organizations. Faculty grant applications. What do all of these have in common?
he newly established Center for Sustainability at Bridgewater College is bringing all of these efforts together, promoting them and creating new initiatives to further environmental responsibility and awareness at BC. Center director Teshome Molalenge ’87 said the center was created in an intentional move to meet the goals of BC 2020, the college’s new strategic plan, and enhance the college’s already existing programs that were previously under the guidance of I’m thrilled that the college is dedicated to these initiatives and has chosen to create a fulltime position. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity to strengthen our conservation efforts and make our operations more efficient. – Teshome Molalenge ’87
various campus committees and organizations. Molalenge commented about his new position, “I’m thrilled that the college is dedicated to these initiatives and has chosen to create a full-time position. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity to strengthen our conservation efforts and make our operations more efficient.” So what is the point of sustainability, anyway? Why does Bridgewater care about moving in this direction? Sustainability is based on the principles of conserving natural resources, using energy more efficiently and disposing waste in a manner that recycles and reuses as much material as possible. Many see sustainability as fulfilling an ethic of stewardship and responsibility, as opposed to practices that are wasteful or harmful to the environment and natural resources. To this end, Bridgewater has made its recycling program a focal point of attention on campus, placing numerous recycle bins in hightraffic areas and implementing a student-run collection program. Not only does it provide work opportunities for students, it also helps increase student interest and awareness in the program.
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The BC chapter of the New Community waste reduction; and much more are all part Project has headed up two key projects on of fulfilling the center’s mission at BC. campus – a small community garden that Molalenge also said that one of his goals gives students the chance to engage directly in is to bring attention to the many ongoing planting and harvesting food and the campus facility improvements that often happen bike project, which allows students to share behind the scenes, unnoticed. Not only was bikes and use them for transportation as the Stone Village complex the college’s first much as possible. LEED-certified construction project, but Over the past seven years, the The Environmental Task Force, an organimany smaller improvements have taken place college has invested $3 million zation that has involved students, faculty and all over campus, such as the replacement of in its steamlines, replacing and staff in spearheading environmental projects, washers and dryers in the residence halls with upgrading the existing ones to is in the process of becoming an official stunew, energy-efficient models, changing light eliminate leaks and dramatically dent club, in the hopes of engaging even more fixtures and working with IT on electronic reduce the college’s fuel of the campus community. recycling and power management systems for consumption and energy costs. Molalenge said that enthusiasm and campus computers. momentum for the programs are picking up Even the ubiquitous orange fencing and among students, as awareness and interest piles of dirt that pop up on campus each increases. Interested students are able to work or complete internsummer have a significant purpose. Over the past seven years, the ships at the center, to further their involvement. college has invested $3 million in its steamlines, replacing and The Center for Sustainability, while providing support for all of upgrading the existing ones to eliminate leaks and dramatically rethe above, is also in the process of collaborating with faculty as they duce the college’s fuel consumption and energy costs. It may not be glamorous, but the savings are seen everywhere from Bridgewater’s overall carbon footprint to the financial bottom line. The college also received grant funding via the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) to purchase an electric During 2011-2012, utility car and a $150,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund the college impleto conduct a comprehensive energy audit across campus. The audit mented WEPA wirehas been completed and the recommended energy conservation less printing kiosks measures are currently under consideration. for student printing During 2011-2012, the college implemented WEPA wireless across campus, printing kiosks for student printing across campus, which decreased which decreased student printing and paper waste by 86 percent. In addition, the student printing kiosks use paper with 50 percent recycled content. and paper waste The responsible use of paper is even evident in this issue of by 86 percent. In Bridgewater. The fall 2012 issue is the first to be published on paper addition, the kiosks that is made from 30 percent post-consumer recycled fiber and use paper with 50 is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, an industry-wide percent recycled standard for paper made from forests that are responsibly managed content. and conserved. Ultimately, Molalenge hopes the value and importance of sustainability will impact the entire campus culture, as the center helps come up with creative ideas for research and sustainable practices to instill the values of environmental stewardship in students and on campus and providing them with the resources they need to apworks with the campus sustainability committee to enhance and ply for grants. In addition, ongoing activities such as the Recyclema- promote the college’s commitment to sustainable practices. nia competition, a recycling contest for colleges and universities nationwide; Earth Day programs; noted convocation speakers such Olivia A. Shifflett is the marketing and communications coordinator at Bridgewater as David Radcliff, a BC graduate and founder of the New CommuCollege. nity Project; working with dining services on serving local food and
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Model Program, Model Teachers Two Bridgewater Graduates Win National Teaching Honors By Karen Doss Bowman ‘91
“Hopefully, I’ll make an impact and plant some seeds. It’s really neat to see students grow at such an instrumental point in their lives.” – Cindy Pearson Ferek ’96
ridgewater College’s teacher education program has a proud tradition of producing quality teachers; last year it earned ranking as a “model” program by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). This spring, two of the program’s graduates, Cindy Pearson Ferek ’96 and Carolyn “Carlie” Smith ’07 gave further credence to that recognition when they earned national teaching honors. Blasting stereotypes
Ferek’s passion for fitness began at an early age, when she made exercise charts for the neighborhood kids. For the past 15 years, she has been a physical education teacher at Turner Ashby (TA) High School, where she guides 10th graders to healthy lifestyles. “Throughout my career, I’ve been trying to blast the stereotype of physical educators as people who just roll the balls out each day and give kids free time,” said Ferek, a Broadway resident who heads the school’s physical education department and coaches varsity girls’ tennis. “Physical education is really about teaching lifetime fitness.” Ferek, a National Board Certified Teacher, received the 2012 National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). She also won the 2011 Secondary Physical
Education Teacher of the Year award from the Southern District of the National American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Ferek’s teaching methods incorporate a number of innovative approaches, including the use of bicycles in her driver’s education course. The program, which she calls “2 Wheels Squared,” gives students the opportunity to practice driving and safety skills – such as merging, passing, signaling and following distance – while riding bikes around the high-school campus. “This gives students the opportunity to problem-solve using a simple machine with two wheels before they get behind the wheel of a complex machine with four wheels,” said Ferek, an avid cyclist who, in 2006, rode her bike 3,700 miles from San Francisco to the Pentagon in 42 days with her husband, Tony, in honor of the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. A standout athlete at Bridgewater, Ferek credits her faith, her parents and dedicated teachers – including retired BC coach Laura Mapp and retired education department chair David Coffman – for inspiring her career. For Ferek, teaching is one way to give back for the investment so many people made in her along the way. “Hopefully, I’ll make an impact and plant some seeds,” Ferek said. “It’s really neat to see students grow at such an instrumental point in their lives.”
“I was lucky to go to Bridgewater where my class sizes were so small. I really had a close relationship with all my teachers and got lots of hands-on experience. I feel that I was very wellprepared.” – Carolyn “Carlie” Smith ’07
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Little milestones, big differences A high-school honors project proved to be life-changing for Smith. To fulfill the service-learning component of the project, Smith volunteered in a special education classroom and soon discovered that working with special needs children brought her deep joy and satisfaction. “I walked into that classroom, and I fell in love with it,” said Smith, of Roanoke. “Just seeing those children meet little milestones that make so much of a difference for them—I knew I wanted to be a teacher and never looked back.” Smith recently was named Teacher of the Year by the national Association of Special Education Teachers. A special education teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary School in Salem, Smith is the only educator from Virginia and just one of 26 teachers nationwide to receive the honor. “This award rejuvenates me,” said Smith, who is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech. “I’m able to get up every day and love my job—but it’s a hard job. This award makes me feel like I’m really making a dif-
ference. It’s an award not only for myself, but also for my staff and my school division. Teachers work tirelessly, and we meet the needs of all these kids. It gets me excited. What more can I do for my kids and where can I have a bigger impact?” Smith, who plays on two kickball teams in the Roanoke area, volunteers with the Challenger Baseball League and with the Roanoke County Parks and Recreation Department’s Activities for Enrichment (ACE) camp for individuals aged 5 to 21 who have severe or profound developmental disabilities. Smith is grateful for her training from Bridgewater’s education department and still calls on her former professors for advice from time to time. “I was lucky to go to Bridgewater where my class sizes were so small,” said Smith. “I really had a close relationship with all my teachers and got lots of hands-on experience. I feel that I was very well-prepared.” Karen Doss Bowman ’91 is a freelance writer in Bridgewater, Va.
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Scholarship Fund Brings Palestinian Students to Bridgewater
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By Karen Doss Bowman ‘91
or many young people growing up in the conflicttorn West Bank, the future seems bleak. But for Aseel Saied, the opportunity to study at Bridgewater College has sparked an unflinching hope and confidence that she can return to her home in Ramallah and play a role in rebuilding and bringing peace to the nation. “I’ve learned a lot about myself—that I can do whatever I want to if I put my mind to it,” says Saied, a junior nutrition and wellness major and business minor who aspires to open a health and exercise business. “This experience has changed the way I look at the world, and the way I judge other people and myself. It’s definitely an experience that has changed my life, and I hope I can pay it back some day.” Saied is one of five Palestinian students studying at Bridgewater during the 2012-2013 academic year. Their journey to the college began with the Hope Fund, a Palestinian scholarship program that partners with 15 colleges throughout the United States to host 30 students, according to the Fund’s website. After the students complete their degree programs (many go on to pursue doctoral degrees), they are expected to return to their homeland to help restore the region and contribute to the program to benefit future generations of students. The Hope Fund was established in 2001 by the late businessman and Middle East scholar Fahim Qubain and his wife Nancy. Qubain, who was born in Jordan, was frustrated about the displacement of Palestinians and the struggles they have faced over the years during their conflict with Israel. He wanted to make a
difference and break the cycle of devastation and poverty. “If you educate a young person, that education, that talent that you’ve nurtured can’t be taken away,” said Qubain. “But it can be a huge asset and a resource to help build the country. When you take the students out of the conflict environment, all of a sudden they
“Something common between us, Palestinians and Americans—we both love our countries so much.” – Aseel Saied ’14 can see a completely different vision. They’re going to be the ones who are going to change the situation. They’ll be the game changers.” The Hope Fund students at Bridgewater have been involved in a variety of roles to help their peers, as well as faculty and staff, gain deeper insights into the Palestinian culture and to dispel what they say are misconceptions bolstered by the media. Saied, for example, has taught Arabic classes and delivered Convocation presentations about her culture. The office of international education has sponsored Global Café, a monthly gathering that brings international and American students together to get acquainted and to discuss issues such as global conflict. “Your perspective can change when you see a situation through someone else’s eyes,” says Anne Marsh, coordinator of Bridgewater’s Center for International Education. “Everyone has a story, and they encourage us to listen more to each other. Oftentimes, the Hope Fund students are the first Muslims our American students have ever met.”
For Bridgewater students who don’t take advantage of study abroad opportunities or travel on international excursions during Interterm, the Hope Fund helps to create a rich, diverse campus community that may broaden their perspectives. That ties in with Bridgewater’s mission of preparing students to live in a global society. “We hope to provide all of our students with an international experience that will make them competitive in today’s global economy,” says Interim President Roy Ferguson. “By bringing young Palestinian students to our campus, we may facilitate greater understanding and respect among vastly different cultures, and the college may contribute to a brighter future for these students. We are deeply appreciative of Dr. Fahim and Nancy Qubain for inviting Bridgewater to become involved in this program. We embrace their vision of building a more peaceful world through education.” Saied has found Bridgewater to be a welcoming, nurturing community. She feels that the small WEST BANK size of the campus allows her to develop close relationships with her peers and with her professors. In doing so, she hopes to act as Ramallah an ambassador for her country—helping the Americans she meets to form a more realisJerusalem tic picture of her homeland and the people of her country. “American people like to learn about your culture, so it’s been nice to be here,” says Saied, who was an exchange student in San Antonio during her junior year of high school. “Palestinians are misunderstood, so it’s nice to be here to talk about my country. But I’ve learned that people in the U.S. are misunderstood, too. It made me realize that people are from different backgrounds, and I’ve started to accept people the way they are. Something common between us, Palestinians and Americans—we both love our countries so much.”
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native of Roanoke, Va., Adam Craft began the fall 2012 season as Bridgewater’s first full-time This fall, Bridgewater coordinator of athletic performance. After graduating from Bridgewater in magazine interviewed 2005 with a degree in allied health science, Adam Craft ’05, the he earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports studies from Radford University and Eagles’ first full-time a master’s of education in health promotions coordinator of athletic from Virginia Tech. Craft held internships at Winston-Salem performance. State University and Ohio State University where he worked primarily with the football programs. Craft then joined the staff at College of Charleston where he worked as the assistant director of sports performance. A year later, he joined the athletic staff at Sacramento State as interim director of strength and conditioning and has worked at Towson University as the director of basketball speed. Curt Kendall, Bridgewater’s athletic director and head baseball coach, said of the college’s having a full-time coordinator of athletic performance: “It gives our athletes access to strength training specific to their sport both in season and out of season. Our athletes can now receive assistance with their strength training out of season by It is actually rare to find a full time voluntarily asking for assistance Adam Craft strength coach in Division III. That’s from the coordinator of athletic going to be a big advantage performance and his staff. If athletes are going to for Bridgewater. reach their best potential in the college sports arena, they must be willing to put time into strength training, particularly out of season. It will help them to compete at a higher level and to endure the long college season in their sport.” By Mark Griffin ‘88
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all the teams. That’s going to be a big advantage for Bridgewater. ON NE W PROGRAMS…
One new facet at Bridgewater is our internship program, in which we encourage young students to get involved. We want to be able to give back to the students who are interested in this field. I am collaborating with our athletic department to develop functional movement screening. We want to screen our athletes so that we know that we are not hurting ourselves when we could be helping.
WHAT HE BRINGS…
I fell in love with training in high school, but my first experience with strength training, specifically, came when I was a student here at BC. My adviser, Dr. Dave Sallee, was a really big influence in getting me involved in the field.
Expectations. That’s what I’ve been telling the coaches when I meet with them – my expectations of them and their expectations of me. It’s that Division I mentality. When the athletes walk into the weight room, I’m going to expect their attention and that they’re going to work to get better every day. And them? They can expect me to be here and give them my best as long as they are giving me their best.
ON COMING TO BRIDGE WATER…
ON TOOLS OF THE TRADE…
It’s a privilege to come back to Bridgewater. The college gave me so much when I was young. It was the place where I became a man. I went on to develop myself beyond the college, and I want to bring that back here.
We’ve just added some crucial pieces in the weight room for us to stay functional. We’re equipped with some different Olympic bars and bars for squatting. We can do explosive lifts as we have Olympic plates as well as iron plates. We also added med balls, bands, battling ropes, hurdles that are going to be things for our explosive movements and core. I tell athletes that if they come here, they will have advantages that some of the other schools don’t.
Cr aft ON BECOMING INVOLVED IN STRENGTH TRAINING…
ON THE PROGRAM…
My goal was to find a program that I could put my footprint on. I wanted to make sure that I could do all the things that the college wanted me to do. When I got here, the opportunity was to take a program and build it from the ground up and make a foundation and explore things that maybe hadn’t been thought of before – and produce more and more results. It is actually rare to find a full time strength coach in Division III. I believe at the time I was interviewed that I was the only one in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Not a lot of D-III schools have the field much less a full-time coach to work with
My wife is a former softball player at Virginia Tech and we are both competitive. We like to be active and compete against each other. One of us is going to be a sore loser. Mark Griffin ’88 is senior associate director of admissions at Bridgewater College.
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‘BC 2020’ Outlines Course for College’s Success B
ridgewater College, looking to advance with
The Bridgewater Experience outcomes that include competitive advantage and retention.
That’s a tall order, but one that Bridgewater plans to fill by providing freshmen with an experience that fosters engagement, social responsibility and an active role in learning. Freshman retention rates will be measured annually with goals set for annual improvement.
The Bridgewater Experience will continue to be anchored by a liberal arts general education curriculum; emphasis will be placed on developing students’ critical thinking and communication skills; the college will remain committed to a personalized educational experience; technology inside and outside the classroom will be used effectively; and all students will be provided with communitybased learning opportunities that connect their academic work to the wider world.
Of course, central to The Bridgewater Experience is the relationship between faculty and students. “BC 2020” advocates effective, personalized mentoring and career counseling, all with an eye on the ultimate goals of positive student
Additional components to The Bridgewater Experience include an enhanced focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship (see feature story on page 11 of this edition), curricula that reflect a global context and career development.
The plan describes it as a personalized, active educational experience that creates lifelong learners and critical thinkers. Enhancing the experience will mean focusing on students, their learning, reasoning development, character and ability to fulfill their aspirations in a global society.
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confidence and skill in a world that is changing
with speed and unpredictability, has put together a blueprint that will give it a solid basis for success into 2020 and beyond.
That blueprint – “BC 2020: The Strategic Plan for Bridgewater College” – identifies areas that are critical to Bridgewater’s success in the next eight years and lays out strategies for getting there.
Enhanced and New Programs
“BC 2020” breaks this portion of the plan into three areas: faculty development, pre-professional and graduate school preparation programs and expanded programs and review of undergraduate programs. Of course, effective teaching, advising and mentoring are central to Bridgewater’s success in fostering student learning and strong outcomes. Support for faculty development will be a priority and strategic imperative. Departments will be encouraged and supported, and innovative educators will be given priority in the hiring process.
Bridgewater will also enhance its focus on preprofessional and graduate school preparation programs, all strongly grounded in the liberal arts. Increased emphasis will be placed on increasing enrollment and enhancing student outcomes. The strategic plan also calls for the college to assess the opportunity to add graduate programs that are consistent with its mission and meet a demonstrated need. Bridgewater also will continue to review its undergraduate majors and minors to assure relevancy, effectiveness, competitiveness and sustainability.
“Input for ‘BC 2020’ came from a variety of people including the board of trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and students,” said Interim President Roy Ferguson. “From these many sources came a plan that calls for Bridgewater to develop measurable learning goals to improve retention and four-year graduation rates, emphasize critical thinking and communication skills and explore an expansion of Bridgewater’s programs such as offering master’s degrees in specific disciplines.” Ferguson noted that one of the central requirements while developing the plan was to maintain the core of Bridgewater College’s
Access and Affordability One of the most effective ways of preserving access to a Bridgewater undergraduate education is to ensure that all students are able to graduate in four years or less. Also, recognizing that many students begin their higher education at community colleges for financial reasons, Bridgewater will prioritize the recruitment and enrollment of community college transfer students. Bridgewater also will become more socioeconomically, racially, ethnically and geographically diverse.
identity – the education of the whole person in a challenging and supportive learning environment. So what do we want in our future? “BC 2020” calls for Bridgewater to produce successful students, new programs, enhanced existing programs, access and affordability, an engaged alumni and community and improved facilities – all falling under the broad, unique umbrella of The Bridgewater Experience.
Facilities and Finances
Alumni and Community
Excellent measures of the effectiveness of any college are the achievements and satisfaction of its alumni. Building stronger connections with alumni and having a dynamic alumni relations program are priorities and are highlighted in “BC 2020.”
The strategic plan notes that Bridgewater will preserve and enhance its financial position and competitiveness through enrollment building, diversification of revenue, increased philanthropy, enhanced competitiveness and improved reputation and improvement of facilities. The plan identifies the renovation of Nininger Hall and the Alexander Mack Library as priorities for facility improvement.
“BC 2020: The Strategic Plan for Bridgewater College” in its entirety is available for viewing and downloading online at bridgewater.edu/strategicplan.
Finally, the college will endeavor to keep its net price as competitive as possible to reduce the financial pressure on students and to avoid situations where students incur debt disproportionate to their ability to repay.
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Greetings, BC alumni! Whether you graduated in 1935 or 2012, our history with Bridgewater College is a bond that unites us and brings us together. As the alumni association board, we’d like to encourage you to stay connected with the college, your fellow alumni and current students through some or all of the following ways.
Fly the colors. Show your BC pride by wearing your crimson and gold. Let those around you know where you attended college and why. Proudly wear and display apparel, license plates and giftware and more. Attend campus events. Have you been to the college recently? The beautiful campus has expanded and experienced tremendous growth as the student body has increased to nearly 1,750 current students. The class of 2016 is tied for the largest freshman class at more than 550 students. Show your support for these students and BC by attending campus events and the enhanced Alumni Weekend (April 19-21).
Attend regional events. If you are unable to return to campus, attend a BC regional event in your area. Whether it is a gathering at a local venue or a tailgate in association with one of the Eagles sporting events, this is a great way to stay connected with what is happening and gather with your fellow alumni.
Make a gift. In the coming year, show your support of Bridgewater College and its students by making a gift. Please help us reach our goal of 25 percent alumni participation by joining your fellow Eagles in making a gift to the Bridgewater Fund. Did you know that the BCAA also sponsors an endowed scholarship? We annually provide four scholarships to qualified rising juniors and seniors. Please consider being a part of this tradition. You can make a gift by mail: Bridgewater College, 402 E. College St., College Box 40, Bridgewater, VA 22812; over the phone at 540-828-5448; or online at bridgewater. edu/give. Keep up with the latest news. Visit the alumni portion of the Bridgewater College website at bridgewater.edu/alumni, join the alumni community at bridgewateralumni.com or like "Bridgewater College – Office of Alumni Relations" on Facebook. Look for your EagleEye email newsletter for campus and team updates as well as information on alumni events. The BC Alumni Association is here for you! We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions at alumnews@ bridgewater.edu. Thank you and go Eagles! Anita Waters ’78 President, Bridgewater College Alumni Association Board of Directors
Alumni Buyback Program Missed a year of giving? Or a couple here and there? Want to add those years to your permanent giving record? You now have a unique opportunity to buy back giving years and add to your history of consecutive giving, which is recognized in the annual Year in Review. For more information, contact Ellen Miller, director of development and alumni relations, at 540-828-8001 or emiller@ bridgewater.edu.
BC Alumni Association (BCAA) promotes the interest and welfare of Bridgewater College through its alumni. Recruit students Help identify and recruit prospective students. Let your friends and co-workers know you are a Bridgewater graduate and tell them about the value and distinction of a BC education.
Nominate BC alumni for the annual alumni awards – go to bridgewater.edu/AlumniAwards.
Volunteer to serve on the newly-created geographic region committees. Informal committees are currently forming. If interested in learning more, call the office of alumni relations at 800-476-4289, ext 5451.
Make an annual gift to the Bridgewater Fund in any amount. Connect with fellow area alumni by attending alumni events in your area.
Keep connec ted with other BC alumni at Bridge water Alumni.com
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c l a s snot es Email your news on births, deaths, marriages, job changes, achievements, etc., to email@example.com Login to bridgewateralumni.com Or, mail to Office of Alumni Relations, College Box 40, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA 22812 Remember to include your name, maiden name, class year, spouse's name and class year if applicable, mailing address, phone and email address. (Please avoid using abbreviations.) We look forward to hearing from you!
A Trip to Remember
1939 Harlan M. and Mary Gentry Eye ’42 celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 25. The couple lives in Columbia, Pa.
1942 Mary Gentry Eye (see Harlan M. Eye ’39).
1944 Charlotte Weaver Anderson of Concord, Calif., writes that she meets for lunch with Dr. Elizabeth Glick-Rieman of Richmond, Calif., several times a year. She says they have a wonderful time reminiscing and sharing with each other.
1955 Fern Jenkins Washburn has been inducted into the Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s Hall of Honor. A volunteer, whose service exceeds 10,000 hours at the hospital, Fern was recognized for her years of service. She lives in Kinston, N.C., with her husband of 59 years, Carey. The couple has four children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
1956 Ben Beydler of Bridgewater, Va., has created the Bridgewater Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the town’s history and exploration of its future. The group is seeking to collect photographs and stories relating to Bridgewater and its people, businesses, daily life, pasttimes and
Judy Miller Allen ’62, of Indianapolis, reports spending two days in London and 12 days cruising the Baltic capital and St. Petersburg, Russia, this summer, with a group of 38 Bridgewater College alumni, professors, friends and relatives. The trip was organized by Steve Watson, Lawrance S. and Carmen C. Miller Chair of Ethics, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion. The Bridgewater group was part of 2,085 passengers from 42 countries on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas.
Judy Miller Allen ’62 (center) is pictured here on her cruise with Liz Traviss on the left and BC alumna Barbara Scruggs ’62 on the right.
While the trip was full of memorable sights and moments, one in particular was significant to Bridgewater College. Judy reports:
Photo by Steve Watson
“Our Estonian guide told us how important singing groups are, that just about everyone belongs to one…She took us to the Tallinn amphitheater where groups come from all over the country every five years for a huge singing festival. We sang "Bridgewater Fair" for her, and the non-BC members of our group said it was so beautiful tears came to their eyes.” relationship to Bridgewater College. Anyone wishing to join the group or to contribute material may contact Ben at 540-828-9986 or 601 College View Drive, Bridgewater, VA 22812.
contributions of time and talents to church and community, and for their dedication to their faith.
The Rev. Cecil L. Haycock’s wife, Berchie, died on Dec. 28. Cecil lives in Wardensville, W.Va.
Evelyn Beard Kirk is retired from teaching in the Virginia Beach Schools. She and her husband, Paul, have four grandchildren.
1958 The Rev. Dr. Fred Swartz and his wife, Nancy, received the 2012 Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation Humanitarian Service Award from the Bridgewater Retirement Community. The award recognizes their lifetime achievements and
1959 Graham Pitsenberger of Staunton, Va., received the 2012 Virginia Aviation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia Department of Aviation. He began his career as a chief flight instructor at a school in Lynchburg, Va., and also flew as an air taxi, charter and airline pilot. He retired in the 1980s from his position as aviation operations and safety inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration. He serves as
president of the Shenandoah Valley Soaring Club.
1960 James Y. Taylor has accepted a consulting position of contract analyst with Analytical Mechanics Associates on the Technical, Engineering, Aerospace and Mission Support (TEAMS2) contract at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
1963 Nancy Werking Poling is the author of three books, Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been A Woman, Out of the Pumpkin Shell and Victim to Survivor. She also authors a blog on her website http://nancypoling.com.
Honorary Alumni 1997 Mary Grace Martin*; 2001 Carolyn C. Driver*; 2001 Ralph L. Shively; 2001 Mary Spitzer Etter*; 2005 Bonnie Lou Wampler; 2008 Daniel S. Geiser*; 2012 Sara King (* deceased)
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classreunions Homecoming - Oct. 6, 2012
Class of 1967
Row 1: Suzanne Cave Pettit, Donna Spitler Fields, Jim Ellis Row 2: James McDaniel, Bill Stables, Dan Roop
She enjoys time to herself, books and traveling and has visited Europe, Africa and Asia.
Nancy Werking Poling '63
She and her husband, Dr. James N. Poling ’64, live in Black Mountain, N.C.
1964 Dr. James N. Poling (see Nancy Werking Poling ’63).
1966 Bingham Higgins of Glade Hill, Va., has been appointed executive officer of the Smith Mountain Lake Sail and Power Squadron.
1967 Guy Stull of Westminster, Md., was inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in April. His 44-year career as a coach for Carroll County Public Schools includes football, baseball, basketball, golf, cross country and track and field. In 2000, he was inducted into the Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame and he was inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008.
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1968 Nancy Frambes Gleich of Southampton, Pa., organized a mini reunion held in May in Virginia. In addition to Nancy, those attending included, Connie Rucker Hall ’68 of Fords, N.J., Pat Harris Nevill ’68 of Marshall, Va., Linda Kyle Ibex ’68 of Westminster, Md., and Alice Anderson Tillett ’69. Nancy says they were transported back in time to 1966 with many laughs and also tears, but had a great time. The Rev. Elaine HartmanMcGann of Hinton, Va., an ordained minister and a licensed clinical psychologist, is providing pulpit supply at Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren.
1969 Jesse Lynch and Sheri Schaffer were married April 14. Their blended family includes six children and four grandchildren. The couple lives in Lynchburg, Va.
1970 Dr. Jacob W. Good III of Millidgeville, Ga., received the 2013 Georgia Excellence in Education Award from AdvanceEd. The award recognizes leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education through research, accreditation and professional services. He is professor of educational leadership at Georgia College’s John H. Lounsbury College of Education.
He serves as certified national chair and lead evaluator for AdvanceEd. He earned a master’s in secondary administration from James Madison University and a doctorate in education administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. Joe Mysko of Eastville, Va., retired in June after 42 years as a chemistry and physics teacher at Northampton High School. His plans for retirement include woodworking, gardening, fishing and possibly some tutoring.
1971 In June 2010, Nancy Woodward Thompson of Front Royal, Va., retired after 38 years in public education. In retirement, she works as a Response to Intervention tutor.
1973 Grover Collins of Newark, Md., achieved membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier association of financial professionals. Attaining membership is a career milestone achieved by less than one percent of the world’s life insurance and financial services professionals. He recently celebrated 33 years with Prudential Financial.
1974 Bo Trumbo of Millboro, Va., received the 2012 John Marshall Foundation Teacher of the Year for teaching the United States Constitution to students at Bath County High School. The award was created in
1989 as one of the Foundation’s first educational programs to honor outstanding secondary school teachers for their demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the U.S. Constitution as evidenced through activities inside and outside of the classroom.
1975 Ann Miller Andrus of Richmond, Va., retired on April 1 after 34 years with Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources.
1978 The Rev. Stephen W. Broache of Gettysburg, Pa., is the new pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. His non-traditional seminary experience included volunteer work in southeastern Kentucky through Brethren Volunteer Service, studies at Bethany Theological Seminary in Chicago and service as pastor/principal at First Church of the Brethren in North Fort Myers, Fla. He was a middle-school language arts teacher and high-school tennis coach while serving as pastor in the Church of the Brethren for 13 years. He was given full standing by the United Church of Christ and has served UCC churches in Ohio and Virginia since 1996.
1980 R. Alan Shull of Staunton, Va., participated in the 30-year anniversary of the North American Brass
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Row 1: Barbara Kilgalen, JeanMiller Fallon, Caroline Leith, Mike Stevens Row 2: Dale Birkle Dreer, Caroline Switzer Stevens, Margarita Rice, Charlotte Beahm Bear, Jeff McCartney Row 3: MIke Tokarz (‘79), Susan Hacker Huffman, Perry Lovelace, is Rhonda Fike Stutzman, James Rehbock, Chip Studwell
Band Association competition held on March 30-31 in Cincinnati. Alan plays the tuba with the Massanutten Brass Band, which took second place overall, competing against 20 other brass bands from across the U.S.
program for the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The program pairs youth ages 11 to 18 with adult mentors to learn non-violent solutions to conflicts.
Shawn Flory Replogle and Alison Flory Replogle ’98 have a son, Simon Isaac, born June 25. The family lives in McPherson, Kan.
Tammy Floyd Stone of Mount Crawford, Va., was named a Teacher of the Year by Rockingham County Public Schools. She teaches at East Rockingham High School.
In December 2011, Jeffrey Miller of Alexandria, Va., earned a master’s in government studies summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His thesis, “Creating Innovation in the Federal Government: A 21st Century Governance Model” (available at http://tinyurl.com/6svtwjp) received honors from the university. He recently joined the U.S. Capitol Police as strategic planning and performance management officer.
Emily Shonk Edwards (see Gregory Edwards ’96).
Roderick L. Johnson has been named to three-year terms to the board of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and to the board of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, both in Washington, D.C.
1983 In May, Denise Reina Camuto of Sunrise, Fla., earned a master’s degree in reading education from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. She teaches at The Charter School of Excellence in Tamarac, Fla. Curt Dudley of Bridgewater, Va., was a co-recipient of the James Madison University Division of Finance and Administration’s 2012 Customer Service Award. He is director of multimedia communications at JMU.
1984 Dr. John T. Carmack of Powhatan, Va., earned a master of public health from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Epidemiology and Community Health. He serves as a system medical director for Emergency Consultants Inc., working with several hospitals in southwest Virginia leading process and quality
Dr. John T. Carmack
improvement in the emergency departments.
1988 Stephanie Propst Downey was recently promoted to principal of Frederick Douglass Elementary School by the Winchester City Public Schools. She earned a master of science in educational administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Strasburg, Va., with her husband, Martin, and their children, Suzanne and Thomas.
1991 Roger C. Peng has joined the law firm of Loeb & Loeb LLP in its Beijing, China office. He earned his juris doctorate from Columbia Law School and has practiced in the greater China region since 2000, most recently, in the Beijing office of Paul Hastings.
1992 LaDawn Plaugher Knicely of Dayton, Va., recently received the Living Peace Award from the Shenandoah District Church of the Brethren Pastors for Peace. She is coordinator of the Agape-Satyagraha
1995 Dr. Brenda Miller Walton of Stuarts Draft, Va., was appointed in April as principal of Stewart Middle School. Previously, she was an assistant principal at Wilson Middle School. She earned a master’s of education administration and supervision from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and a doctor of education in organizational leadership from Shenandoah University.
Gregory and Emily Shonk Edwards ’97 have a daughter, Naomi Elizabeth, born Feb. 22. The family lives in Nellysford, Va.
Brian T. Jackson and Rachel have a son, William Pierce, born May 9, 2010. The family lives in Grottoes, Va.
1998 Aaron Evans and Amber Good ’02 were married June 23. The couple lives in Bridgewater, Va. Shalom Black Lane and Adam have their first child, a daughter, Zofia Elizabeth, born Sept. 7, 2011. Shalom is executive director for the nonprofit Teens Have Choices. The family lives in Hagerstown, Md. Ryan C. Shirkey Miracle and Molly have a son, Dean Ellington, born Aug. 10. The family lives in Crozet, Va. Alison Flory Replogle (see Shawn Flory Replogle ’92).
1999 William and Courtney
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cl assnotes Quimby Beltz have a son, Archer Elmer, born Nov. 2. The family, which includes another son, Rugby, lives in Grand Prairie, Texas.
supervisor for the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The family lives in Baltimore.
professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences and is director of the health and exercise science program.
Courtney Fears and Evan Johnson were married Aug. 3. The couple lives in Glen Allen, Va.
Kirk Monroe and his wife, Amanda, celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary with a trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. In April, Kirk completed five years in trucking with Estes Express Lines, where he assists customers in scheduling shipments for pickup across the U.S.
Diana Wyant Craver (see Timothy A. Craver ’02).
Daniel and Sarah Lusker Reynolds have their third child, a son, David Keith, born Dec. 15. In May Sarah was promoted to accounting manager at Wagner Roofing. The family lives in Upper Marlboro, Md.
2000 Wilbert R. Coleman Jr. and Tamara have a daughter, London Renae, born May 15. On July 1, Wilbert was promoted from claims examiner I to claims examiner II at Allianz Global. During the summer of 2012, he coached youth basketball and led the team of second- and third-graders to the championship. In August, he coached youth football for Nottoway Gators Pee-Wee Division. The family lives in Crewe, Va.
2001 Elizabeth Harris Albright and Michael Albright ’02 have a son, Levi Jacob, born Dec. 28. Elizabeth is an art teacher for the Prince William County Public Schools. The family, which also includes a son, Luke, lives in Manassas, Va. Nathan Floyd and Kara Blankenship were married July 7. The couple lives in Waynesboro, Va. Holly Wagner Fowler of South Riding, Va., earned a master’s degree in natural resources from Virginia Tech in August 2012. She is a congressional liaison for the United States Geological Survey.
2002 Michael Albright (see Elizabeth Harris Albright ’01). Tina Botkin Blagg and Matthew have a son, Elijah James, born May 22. The family lives in Doe Hill, Va.
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Brian L. Bosley and Alyssa Theresa Gerlando
Brian L. Bosley and Alyssa Theresa Gerlando were married March 3. Brian works in sales for Hertz. The couple lives in Harrisonburg, Va. Jeff and Wendy Campbell Carr have their second son, Nathanael “Nate” Campbell Carr, born Sept. 14. The family lives in Bridgewater, Va. Brett Childers and Kristen have a son, Brady Daniel, born July 12. Brett is head of the health and physical education department at South Pointe High School. He also is head coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team. The family lives in Rock Hill, S.C.
Joseph and Stephanie Merica Smith have a son, Aiden Joseph, born June 29, 2009. The family lives in Elkton, Va. Brandy Childs Whetzel and Bradley have twin sons, Bryce Lucas and Blane Gabriel, born Nov. 9, 2011. Brandy is a laboratory analyst for Environmental Systems Service Ltd. The family, which includes another son, Brennan, and a daughter, Bailey, lives in Mineral, Va.
2003 Matthew Barnhart and Lauren have their first child, a daughter, Isabelle Clayton, born April 27. Matt is district coordinator/communications administrator for the U.S. Junior Tennis Association/Virginia Tennis in Richmond, Va. The family lives in Midlothian, Va. Amber Drumheller Mooney and Chad have a son, Emery Bryn, born June 16. The family lives in Lovingston, Va.
Amber Good (see Aaron Evans ’98).
Sarah Wyant Mitchell and Todd have their first child, a daughter, Haley Mae, born Aug. 26, 2011. Sarah is a research laboratory
Micah Morris and Casey have a daughter, Bailey Anna, born June 1. The family lives in Broadway, Va.
Amanda Clarke Neil and Travis have a daughter, Joselyn Marie, born May 29. The family lives in Littlestown, Pa.
Timothy A. and Diana Wyant Craver ’04 have a daughter, Rachel Marie, born May 23. Tim continues to serve as pastor of Garber Brethren Church and Diana works at Brethren Care Village. The family, which also includes a son, Daniel, lives in Ashland, Ohio.
Andrew P. Grossnickle and Anna have a son, James Reid, born April 5, 2011. The family lives in Fredericksburg, Va.
On May 1, Daryl Funk was elected to the Front Royal (Va.) Town Council.
Dr. Allison “Ally” Baker Bowersock of Roanoke, Va., earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a cognate in health promotion from Virginia Tech in May. She received her hood from Dr. David Sallee, a faculty member at Radford University and formerly a professor at BC. Allison is an assistant
Allison Baker Bowersock ‘04 completed a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Dr. David Sallee, faculty member at Radford University and formerly of BC, was her hooding faculty.
Bethany Pippin-Hoovler and Michael Hoovler have a son, Isaac, born May 1. Bethany is a Student Assistance Program manager for two middle schools under the Safe Schools, Healthy Students federal grant. April Spittle married Kevin Blake on Sept. 4, 2011. The couple lives in Bristow, Va. Rusty Wright of Arlington, Va., is managing director of Promontory Interfinancial Network LLC.
2005 In July, Dr. Jennie Preto Carr of Harrisonburg, Va., earned a Ph.D. in curriculum from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Ariz. In August, she joined the Bridgewater College faculty as assistant professor of education. She recently received first place in the elementary division in the James Madison University Economics Education Program.
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Row 1: Karen Flora Holl, Karen Hershey Spessard, Vicky Bowen-Wiseman, Kirk Higdon, Eloise Benford Marrs, C. C. Shell Row 2: Ellie Hodge Draper, Greta Krepps Wong, Steve Wong, Ramona Durham Sollenberger,Cheryl Chalmers, Deborah Dandridge Kyles Row 3: Susan Lerch Clague, Connie Keller, Ann Barnhart Minnix, Michael Kyles Row 4: Dottie Valentino Gemignani, Barb Ikenberry Tulli, Andy Werthmann, Jane Mellinger Ballurio, Jack Ballurio Row 5: Jeff Kirwan, Pamela Derrenger, Brian Holsopple, Jimmy Dickson, Jo Ann Cahall Miller Row 6: J. Larry Blohm, Bruce Cowan, Keith Clayton, Steve Sheridan, Doug Chaffins, Bruce Bowen, Dennis Doherty Row 7: Virginia Snuggs, Lynn Taylor Prater, Mickey Jones, Gary Walter, M. Brent Armstrong, W. Dale Houff Row 8: David Boling, Buddy Ruffner, Randy Gehr, Frank Brugh, Alan O’Neal
Class of 1982
Row 1: Ruth Kline Mickelberry, Jessica King Herchenroder, Freda Bowman Givens, Robin Lowry Pevarnik, Maggie Moore Copp, Ruth Griffith Dotson Row 2: John Shakespeare, Dawn Faircloth Flora, Penny Alderman Upshaw, Sheila Riley Monahan, Rick Monahan, Doug Riley Row 3: Rosemary Kent Whedbee, Ed Pease, Mark Wray, Paul Stubbs, G. Ben Wampler Row 4: Jim Ernst, Frank Telegadas, Holly Crockett, Rod Johnson, Bobby Fowler, Curtis Arey
Class of 1987
Row 1: Terrie Swartz Cox, Glenn Bollinger, Kathryn Wampler Stone, Judy Arehart Knick, Ann Ringgold Rainard Row 2: Phil Stone Jr., James Perry, Teshome Molalenge, Meg Winter
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cl assnotes Beth Eller Sutton and Jonathan have their second son, Micah Galen, born March 16. The family lives in Harrisonburg, Va. Amber Kristen Van Alstine and Lee Cherwek were married May 5. The couple lives in Fredericksburg, Va. Amanda Fagan Wilson of Harrisonburg, Va., was named a Teacher of the Year by Rockingham County Public Schools. She teaches at Wilbur S. Pence Middle School.
2006 Julia Moore Geisert and Daniel have a son, William Daniel, born April 30. The family lives in Staunton, Va. Rebekah Houff of Richmond, Ind., earned a master of divinity with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary in May. On June 1, she began a one-year term as coordinator of outreach programs for Bethany Theological Seminary. Elizabeth E. Lamm of Cumberland, Md., joined the law office of Anderson, Rudd, Donahue & McKee as an associate attorney. Lauren Hess Weaver and Jason have a daughter, Heidi Lynne, born Dec. 23. The family lives in Bluffton, S.C.
2007 Ashley Crowe Beahm opened Willow Springs Spa in October 2011. She and her husband, Christo-
pher, live in Harrisonburg, Va.
Jennifer Fields and Michael Hood were married July 29, 2011. Jennifer is warranty provision and data analysis manager for Volvo. The couple lives in Greencastle, Pa.
Carolyn “Carlie” Smith of Roanoke, Va., was named a “Teacher of the Year” by the National Association of Special Education Teachers. She teaches kindergarten through fifth grade at G.W. Carver Elementary School. She is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.
D. Justin Folks of Monroe, Va., earned a master of science in range and wildlife management from Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He is a private lands wildlife biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Nathan Miller of Bridgewater, Va., earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Clemson University and owns Nate Miller Landscape Design Consulting. He specializes in native plant and edible landscape design, ecological restoration, research in alternative energy and sustainable practices. He also is involved with James Madison University’s Valley 25x25 Program. Stephen L. O’Baugh of Bridgewater, Va., was named a Teacher of the Year by Rockingham County Public Schools. He teaches at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. Mark Pedersen of Hawthorne, N.J., received an M.S. in exercise physiology from William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., on Aug. 31. His thesis was “Weight Maintenance Intervention in University Students
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Logan G. Strawderman and Jessica Flory Steury ’10 were married May 19. Logan is a cook at Maple Terrace at the Bridgewater Retirement Community and Jessica is director of music at Montezuma Church of the Brethren. The couple lives in Harrisonburg, Va. Cara Ann Howdyshell Valentine and Paul have their first child, a daughter, Annalise Rochelle, born June 23. The family lives in Bridgewater, Va.
2008 Dr. Christopher Joseph “C.J.” Caniglia received a doctor of veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, N.C., in May. He received the Clinical Proficiency Award in Anesthesia and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Large Animal Surgery Award. He is serving an equine surgery internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Okla. Lauren Crawford and Joshua
Row 1: Robin Fletcher Lahnemann, Sara Dickenson McDonald, Stephanie Foster Spire Row 2: Margie Frye Sieg, Mike Tipton, Steve Spire
Williamson were married June 25, 2011. Lauren is a teacher in the Rockbridge County Schools. The couple lives in Lexington, Va. Cameron Flynn of Hampstead, Md., received a juris doctor degree on May 5 from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va. Richard “Louie” Ingram and Amanda “Mandi” Goforth were married April 28. The couple lives in Waynesboro, Va. Anna Kate “Katie” Lawler and Matthew Clark were married June 30. The couple lives in Gordonsville, Va. April Quintrell Queen and Matthew have a son, Oliver Lincoln, born June 7. April is the chemistry stockroom manager at Bridgewater College. The family lives in Shenandoah, Va. Dr. Kate Austin Stauffer of Grottoes, Va., received a doctor of veterinary medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine on May 11. Cody Keith Sutler and Victoria Allison Sheets were married Sept. 19, 2011. The couple lives in Raleigh, N.C., where Cody is a project assistant for IBM.
2009 Sara E. Edwards of Ashland, Va., is the certified athletic trainer and a special education (functional
m e m oria ls academics) teacher at Lee-Davis High School, where she was named the school’s New Teacher of the Year for 2011-12.
for Floyd County Public Schools. The couple lives in Christiansburg, Va.
Katie Jarrels Engel and Jamin have a daughter, Ella Bennett Engel. The family lives in Harrisonburg, Va.
Andrew Chrismer is an assistant baseball coach at Gettsyburg (Pa.) College.
On July 2, Nicole Engel Robertson of Broadway, Va., was promoted to administrative specialist for the City of Harrisonburg. She will continue her work in the city manager’s office with additional responsibilities with the purchasing department.
In May, Kasie Haga of Glen Allen, Va., received a master’s degree in physics from Old Dominion University.
Karen Holloway Swartz and Jacob Matthew Smith were married Dec. 17. Karen teaches kindergarten
Memorials Leah Flora Zigler ’39 of Bridgewater, Va., died May 1, at the age of 94. After graduating from Bridgewater College, she attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Westminster, Md. She began her teaching career in Virginia and continued after moving to Carroll County, Md., teaching English and reading. She retired from teaching at North Carroll High School. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, formerly in Westminster, where she served in
Jessica Flory Steury (see Logan G. Strawderman ’07). Chris Tichacek of Midlothian, Va., is pursuing a master’s degree in medical physics at Georgia Tech.
many leadership roles and was a current member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. Among her survivors are a daughter, Jane Zigler Fulk ’69 of Bridgewater, and a son, Samuel Zigler Jr. ’68 of Middletown, Md., and two brothers, the Rev. Samuel H. Flora Jr. ’44 of Harrisonburg, Va., and David E. Flora ’48 of Bridgewater. Dr. J. Rowland Reid ’40 of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Feb. 29 while getting ready for work at Peak Vista Community Health Centers, where he had volunteered for the past 22 years. At the age of 93, he was the oldest practicing physician
2011 Kari B. Bay and Joel D. Bohning were married Oct. 9, 2011. The couple lives in Loveland, Ohio. Patricia Zielger of Sebring, Fla., will be an assistant coordinator for the Church of the Brethren’s 2013 national work-camp season. She is a member of the Atlantic Southeast District.
2012 Joseph “Jo Jo” Cross of Richmond, Va., recently was the featured artist in the Slantwell Gallery at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (Virginia). The topic of his exhibition,
in Colorado Springs. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He served as an Army physician with the 307th General Hospital during World War II, stationed in Japan. After the war, he completed his residency at the University of Michigan where he directed research that led to the discovery of the first drug to treat tuberculosis. He practiced medicine in Colorado Springs for more than 59 years. William W. “Bill” Bane Jr. ’41 of Burlington, W.Va., died March 31, at the age of 93. He retired in 1981 from teaching elementary school in
“Painting with Lenses,” was begun while he still attended Bridgewater and is a series of post-modern abstract photographs displaying the basic terms of visual design. For more information about Jo Jo and his work, visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/jojophoto. Katelynn Cummings of Weyers Cave, Va., will be an assistant coordinator for the Church of the Brethren’s 2013 national work-camp season. She is a member of the Shenandoah District. Samantha Funkhouser of Strasburg, Va., works for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
the Mineral County School System and had been principal of the former Antioch School. He enjoyed farming his entire life. He was active in the Harness Run Church of the Brethren and the West Marva District. Among his survivors is a daughter, Amy Lou Bane Ludwick ’71of Burlington. Mabel L. Palmer Basore ’42 of Hagerstown, Md., died July 17, at the age of 91. She worked with foster care, adoption and child abuse for the Department of Social Services for more than 30 years. She also co-owned Basore Oil Company with her husband, where she served as secretary/treasurer. She was a
Class of 2002 Row 1: Jennifer Smith, Heather
Wray Simon, Kelly Dickerson, Kristy Kane Rhea, Elizabeth Pietrzyk Ridlon, Pamela Scyphers Threewitts, Holly Daley Blais Row 2: Dayna Shiflet Reish, Clara Jo Elder, Gwen Ingersoll, Kirk Monroe, Chris Simmons, Wendy Fike, Tiffany Tomlin Duren Row 3: Anthony Gregoria, Chris Gregoria, Linetta Alley Ballew, Wendy Campbell Carr, Ross Bair, James Rothe Row 4: Erin Bueng Gasser, Lisa Croushorn Gonzalez, Alex Wead, Jeff Carr, Trenton Greenawalt,Amber Barton Schwalm Row 5: Annie Rosenberger De Jesus, Mandy Dell’Uomo North, Sean North, Matt Huffman
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m em ori al s member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, where she served as superintendent of the Junior High School Department and as a Sunday school teacher. She also served on the Deacons Board and chair of the Worship Commission. With her husband, she was co-director and chair of the Youth Department. Flora Harsh Weaver ’42 of Palmyra, Pa., died April 29, at the age of 92. John R. Nipe ’43 of Jacksonville, Fla., died March 11. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He started Coastal Office Products in Hollywood, Fla., and managed the business for 40 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. He is survived by his second wife Mabel. Arlie Waggy ’43 of Goshen, Ind., died July 9, at the age of 92. He was a subject in a cardiac valve replacement clinical study and surgical complications led to his death. During World War II, he served four years in Civilian Public Service (CPS), most of that time as an orderly at a Connecticut state hospital. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. He was a middle-school science teacher and spent most of his career at Concord Junior High School in Dunlap, Ind. He was active in the Goshen City Church of the Brethren, serving on numerous committees and singing in the choir. For the past 10 years, he participated in a peace vigil every Wednesday on the Elkhart County courthouse lawn. The Rev. Dargan Bolton Lucas ’44 of Cumberland, Va., died July 21, at the age of 92. He earned a master of divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He was active in the ministry for 58 years serving congregations in Boyce, Waynesboro, Monroe, Hurt and Cumberland, Va. In retirement, he held interim appointments throughout the Southside
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Region and was honored with the title of pastor emeritus. He served as chaplain of the Cumberland Rescue Squad and was named Squadman of the Year in 2006. He was active in the Baptist General Association of Virginia, serving on many boards and committees. He was affiliated with the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home. Wanda Marie Cosner Evans ’46 of Bridgewater, Va., and formerly of Scherr, W.Va., died May 1, at the age of 88. She was a homemaker and an active farm wife. She was a member of the Oak Dale Church of the Brethren, where she was a pianist, deacon, treasurer for 42 years and a Sunday school teacher and superintendent. She had served as a substitute teacher at Maysville Elementary and Grassy Ridge Schools. Among her survivors is a son, Abraham J. Evans ’69 of Bridgewater, Va. George Elwood Hall ’46 of Charlottesville, Va., died April 5, at the age of 90. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a life-long educator and a member of the Charlottesville Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Kathryn Rittenhouse ’48. Also among his survivors are two daughters, Susan Hall Satterfield ’89 of Orange, Va., and Sara Jo Hall ’91 of Madison, Va. Alice Marie Wright Brown ’48 of Lillian, Ala., died Sept. 14, at the age of 85. After graduating from Bridgewater College, she became a teacher. She was active in the Christian Science Church, serving as first and second reader and secretary. As a master gardener, she raised plants to support the local library, where she volunteered. She mentored others on plants and gardening skills and helped with the azalea gardens at the local park. She is survived by her husband, Ray. Betty Lambert Chapman ’49 of Winchester, Va., died July 27, at the age of 86. She devoted her life to being a homemaker, wife,
mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winchester. She is survived by her husband, Billy. Willard Edward Miller ’50 of Penn Laird, Va., and formerly of Bridgewater, Va., died Sept. 10, at the age of 83. He was a retired insurance adjuster at Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Among his survivors is a brother, Charles W. Miller ’53 of Bridgewater, Va. Clyde Curtis Long ’51 of Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 22, at the age of 84. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received an honorable discharge. He was a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Phoebe. Philip L. Stanley ’54 of Staunton, Va., died Sept. 21 of congestive heart failure. He was 83. He served in the Air Force during World War II and he graduated from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law. Before retiring, he was a corporate business counselor for Stella-Jones/BPB. He is survived by his wife, Anna. Also among his survivors is a daughter, Catherine Stanley Slocum ’81 of Olathe, Kan. Judd Franklin “Frank” Cale ’55 of Augusta Springs, Va., died Sept. 16, at the age of 79. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, where he attained AT1 First Class Petty Officer. He was employed by Lehigh Portland Cement Plant in Craigsville, Va., General Electric in Waynesboro, Va., and General Cable in Buena Vista, Va. He retired from Reynolds Metals in 1995. He worked on the family farm with his father until his passing in 1991 and then continued to farm and log timber throughout his life at both the Augusta and Rockbridge County farms. In 1970, he helped found the Craigsville-Augusta Springs First Aid Crew, where he served many years as a CPR instructor and captain of
the squad. In 2004, he was awarded lifetime membership. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and an active member of the Gideons for 13 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife, Jane. Betty Ann Phillips Rice ’55 of Roanoke, Va., died April 11, at the age of 78. She battled diabetes mellitus for 61 years. A registered nurse, she retired from the Veterans Administration where she worked in the psychiatric service, and was on the Volunteer Services Board at the local VA Medical Center and volunteered in the Prosthetics Department. She taught and was instrumental in organizing the Blue Ridge Bobbin and Lace Guilde. She gave demonstrations in bobbin lace at workshops, festivals, museums and schools. She was also an accomplished seamstress. She took courses in fabric painting, electrical wiring and plumbing. She is survived by her husband, Clive. Edward Ward Stickley ’55 of Harrisonburg, Va., died June 16, at the age of 78. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was a past member of the Bridgewater Rescue Squad and an elder at First Presbyterian Church. After 25 years of service, he was awarded the highest honor at Ethan Allen, the Golden Kite Award. Betty June Meador Newson ’56 of Charlotte, N.C., died Aug. 14, at the age of 79. She lived in Roanoke, Va., where she worked as a legal secretary for more than 24 years. After living and working in Florida for many years, she and her husband of 59 years, John, moved to Charlotte in 2005. O. Russell “Russ” Gerhard ’58 of Landenberg, Pa., died Aug. 13, at the age of 80. After working at Bridgewater College for a year following graduation, he earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent his professional life dedicated to serving others, first as a counselor
m e m oria ls Bridgewater Mourns Passing of Martha B. Thornton Dr. Martha B. Thornton, professor of religion, emerita, died Oct. 20, 2012, at the age of 90. Dr. Thornton, who taught at Bridgewater College from 1968 to 1986, lived in Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, Pa. She was born in Reading, Pa., on July 8, 1922. She graduated from Conshohocken High School, received a bachelor’s degree from the Schauffler Division of Defiance College (Ohio), a master’s degree and doctorate from Hartford Seminary Foundation (Conn.) and did additional study at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. She served as a teacher and counselor at Saint Margaret’s School in Waterbury, Conn., before coming to Bridgewater College in 1968. In addition to teaching, Dr. Thornton served as assistant dean of students, associate dean of students, associate in counseling and coordinator of career planning and placement. She was named an Outstanding Educator of America in 1971 and again in 1975-75. In 1990, four years after her retirement, she instituted the Martha B. Thornton Faculty Recognition Award, which is presented annually to faculty members who serve beyond their roles as teachers. Dr. Thornton was an enthusiastic participant in charitable organizations and lived life to its fullest. She was inducted into the Shenandoah Valley Bowling Hall of Fame in 1984 and loved traveling, especially internationally. She was a member of Trinity, (Roth’s) United Church of Christ in Spring Grove, Pa.
for the Family Court of the State of Delaware and then as the director of the Division of Probation and Parole in the State of Delaware. He worked as a psychiatric social worker for the Veterans Hospital in Coatesville, Pa., until his retirement in 1992. He was an avid fisherman, woodworker and philosopher who loved to travel. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carole Funk Gerhard ’60. Also among his survivors is a son, James L. Gerhard ’63 of Buxton, N.C. H. Eugene “Gene” Woods ’58 of Roanoke, Va., died July 7, at the age of 78. After graduating from Bridgewater College, he was a seminary student at Duke University. He served three Methodist churches in Craigsville, Va., and two churches in Leesburg, N.C. He owned and oper-
ated Peerless Drafting Inc., where he was a structural steel draftsman for 42 years. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He and his wife were members for 12 years of an a cappella group, Deo Gloria. An avid reader, he owned more than 1,000 books and was a Civil War and World War II enthusiast. He loved aviation, nature, wildlife and the Washington Redskins. He also collected many paintings. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Joyce Greene ’57. Virginia Glen Mowbray Mathias ’64 of Timberville, Va., and formerly of Mathias, W.Va., died July 6, at the age of 96. She earned a nursing degree from Madison College (now James Madison Uni-
versity) and Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She served as organist for the Mathias Church of the Brethren for 47 years. She was an avid lover of animals, rescuing stray cats, dogs and a horse. Among her survivors is a son, Monty O. Mathias ’75 of Chambersburg, Pa. Robin Cooke Machen ’67 of Hampton, Va., and formerly of Bangor, Maine, died March 30, following a long illness. She was 66. She was retired as a social worker from Hampton Department of Social Serves, Westmoreland County Department of Social Services, both in Virginia, and Bangor Health and Welfare. She enjoyed golfing, reading and anything to do with nature.
Gregory Statler Balsley ’87 of Staunton, Va., died June 20, at the age of 49. He was a real estate agent with Real Estate III/Better Homes and Gardens. He was a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church. He was married to Dania. Rasheda L. Alestock ’13 of Fishersville, Va., died Sept. 16, at the age of 22. She was a senior business administration major, and was employed as an assistant manager at Burger King. She is survived by her parents, Kevin Stewart and Sandra Alestock, and two brothers and two sisters.
David Scott Cruden ’79 of Frederick, Md., died July 16.
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Arrrr, Matey! This curious Bridgewater College photograph stumped all who saw it until Stephanie Gardner, special collections librarian, did a little digging. Apparently the photo was taken during May Day 1965 and depicts a “By the Sea”-themed festivity. In this activity, pursuing pirates attempted to kidnap the May Court, but were subdued and silenced by Singing Sirens. Photo: Special Collections, Alexander Mack Library
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Image by RubySky Photography
Tickets are required for theatre productions (see below). All other events are free and tickets are not required. Theatre Productions
Sabbatical Works II—Prof. Michael Hough Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
Hough, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, talks about what he did on his sabbatical.
$9 Adults/$7 seniors, students and children. BC students, faculty and staff are free. Reservations are required due to limited seating. For more information call 540-828-5631.
Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Convocation: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Best-Selling Author, Scholar and Cultural Critic Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
CLEO DRIVER MILLER ART GALLERY
Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two‑time NAACP Image Award winner, has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine.
Visit us on the second floor of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library. The gallery is open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 540-828-5684. Michael Hough, Gallery Director
*ON DISPLAY IN THE MILLER ART GALLERY Fourteen Years: A Retrospective Nov. 12–Dec. 14 Nov. 12—Artist’s Talk and Reception**
Mixed‑media by Clover Archer Lyle
Sabbatical Works Jan. 3–Feb. 5 Jan. 7—Artist’s Talk and Reception**
New welded steel sculpture by Michael Hough, professor of art at Bridgewater College New Ceramic Sculpture Feb. 11–March 8 Feb. 11—Artist’s Talk and Reception**
Recent sculptures in clay by Richard Nickel, Norfolk artist and professor at Old Dominion University Recent Work March 18–April 14 March 18—Reception
Plein air paintings by Debra Sheffer ‘80 Bridgewater Juried Student Show April 17–30
An exhibition of artwork created by both majors and non‑art majors. Senior Thesis Exhibition May 6–17
A culmination of four years of work and develop‑ ment by Bridgewater graduating senior art majors. ** ARTIST’S TALK—4–5 p.m., Boitnott Room RECEPTION—5–7 p.m., Miller Art Gallery
Noura Erakat, International Human Rights Attorney and Palestinian Activist Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Erakat is the legal advocacy coordinator for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights. She helped to initiate and organize Arab Women Arising for Justice and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network.
Sponsored by Anna B. Mow Endowed Lecture Series and the Center for Cultural Engagement
New Ceramic Work—Richard Nickel Feb. 11, 4 p.m., Boitnott Room
Abero is special counsel with the Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Film Series: “Crossing Borders” March 25, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Sponsored by the Center for International Education
Crossing Borders is a documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other” discover themselves. Founder’s Day Ceremony April 2, 11 a.m., Carter Center
This annual observance began in 1920 as a com‑ memoration of the birth of Daniel Christian Flory, who founded Bridgewater College in Spring Creek, Va. Awards recognizing teaching excellence will be presented to deserving individuals.
Norfolk artist Richard Nickel, professor at Old Dominion University, gives an artist’s talk and source presentation.
Earth Day Celebration: “A World We Can Live With”—David Radcliff April 22, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
“Darwin and His Critics”—Nicolaas Rupke Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Using photos and stories from the Arctic, the Ama‑ zon and elsewhere, New Community Project direc‑ tor and BC grad David Radcliff will look at present trends and future prospects for life on earth—and what we can do to ensure a liveable planet.
Rupke, the Johnson Professor of History at Washington and Lee University, has employed an approach that blends historiography and the his‑ tory of ideas to show the ways in which scientific leadership is a product not only of individual genius, but also of collective ideas and institutional forces. Elizabeth Smart, Abduction Survivor, ABC News Correspondent Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall Sponsored by W. Harold Row Endowed Lecture Series
Following her abduction in June 2002 and subsequent nine months of abuse and captivity, Elizabeth Smart has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. Diana Butler Bass, American Scholar of American Religion and Culture Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall Sponsored by the Anna B. Mow Endowed Lecture Series and the Forum for Brethren Studies
Bass is an author, speaker and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. Jinahie, Spoken Word Poet March 1, 9 p.m., Main Dining Hall Sponsored by Eagle Productions
Jinahie, an extraordinarily gifted, 19‑year‑old Egyptian‑American, is a highly sought after per‑ former. Her unique style has captivated audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. BC Alumni Series: William E. Tarry, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at U.S. Department of Homeland Security March 5, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Tarry is the second‑ranking official in the office charged with providing intelligence and informa‑ tion needed to keep the country safe. BC Alumni Series: Cesar Sebastian Gomez Abero, Attorney for Securities and Exchange Commission March 18, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Sponsored by the Bridgewater College Center for Sustainability
Julia Alvarez, Best-Selling Author April 25, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall Sponsored by the Harold. H. Hersch Educational Fund, Co‑Sponsored by the Center for Cultural Engagement
Alvarez is regarded as one of the most critically and commercially successful Latina writers of her time. She has mined her rich bicultural heritage for stories of transnational identity and freedom from political oppression.
BC Symphonic Band Performance Nov. 11, 3 p.m., Cole Hall
“Chimes and Djembes”—percussion instruments featured prominently under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo. BC Jazz Ensemble Concert Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Dr. Christine Carrillo, director
Fall Spiritual Focus: Carrie Newcomer Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Newcomer is an acclaimed musician who creates music from her uniquely spiritual and poignant take on the world. Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Carter Center
The Bridgewater College choirs and bands join forces in a festive evening of carols and other seasonal music. Eclectic Keyboard Concert Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Carter Center
and a special appearance by the BC Saxophone Quartet.
Carolyn Malachi, Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist March 21, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall Co‑Sponsored by Eagle Productions and the Center for Cultural Engagement
Malachi is a songstress, social philanthropist and Grammy‑nominated recording artist who lost her job, house and car in 2009. She wrapped herself in music for comfort and motivation, turning her adversity into opportunity.
Lyceum: Seraphic Fire, Chamber Choir April 23, 8 p.m., Carter Center
The Seraphic Fire chamber choir, a 2011 Grammy nominated ensemble, brings together talented young singers from across the country for cutting‑edge concerts of rarely heard classical music. Choral Concert April 28, 7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Join the Bridgewater Concert Choir and Chorale, under the direction of Dr. John McCarty, for a celebration of choral music. BC Jazz Ensemble Concert May 2, 7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
An exciting concert of various jazz styles. Dr. Christine Carrillo, director. BC Symphonic Band Performance May 5, 3 p.m., Cole Hall
A concert of music from throughout the history of the wind band repertoire. Dr. Christine Carrillo, director.
T H E AT R E
“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Feb. 21–23 at 8 p.m., Feb. 24 at 3 p.m., Cole Hall (Feb. 22—talk-back and reception after the performance) Recommended for Mature Audiences
In 2003, Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. My Name Is Rachel Corrie is composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters and emails—creating a portrait of a messy, articulate, young woman who left her home and school to work as an activist in the heart of Israeli‑Palestinian conflict. “Sherlock Holmes”—Pinion Players Student-Directed Production April 18–20 at 8 p.m., April 21 at 3 p.m., Cole Hall auditorium and moving throughout the building in a “traveling show” (April 20—talk-back and reception after the performance)
William Gillette brings Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s world‑renowned Sherlock Holmes stories to life through his riveting stage adaptation.
Dr. Larry Taylor explores extremes of stylistic diversity at the piano, organ and harpsichord. BC Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble March 3, 3 p.m., Cole Hall
A concert of instrumental music featuring guest conductors, classic wind band pieces, big band jazz