Class Notes president. Eavey was previously the executive director of CareerEdge Funders Collaborative for Manatee and Sarasota counties. LORI FOSTER, MA Psychology ’97 & PhD ’99, is serving on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, a group of experts tasked with helping federal agencies streamline access to their programs and communicate with constituents. Foster is a psychology professor at North Carolina State University. ELLEN JANZ, Marketing ’97, has been promoted to chief financial officer at Orthocare Florida in Pinellas Park, Florida. Janz will oversee the company’s finance and corporate development functions. MARK JARONSKI, Journalism ’95, has been named chief executive officer of Select Registry based in Charleston, South Carolina. He was previously vice president of global communications for Visit Orlando. DIANE W. JONES, Public Relations ’95 & MPA ’97, has joined B2 Communications as an account manager. Jones is president of DJ Public Relations and previously served as communications manager for the Pasco County (Florida) Commission.
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MICHELLE K. LEE, Journalism-Magazine ’97, is the editor-in-chief at Allure magazine. Lee was previously editorin-chief and chief marketing officer at Nylon Media. ANDREW MAYTS JR., Political Science ’93 and a Life Member, has been appointed to the 13th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission. Mayts has been a shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A. since 2008. PATRICIA ALVAREZ MCHATTON, Special Education ’97, MA ’98 & PhD Curriculum and Instruction ’04, has been named dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. McHatton was a USF faculty member from 2004 to 2012. SHYAM MOHAPATRA, MBA ’99, has been elected to the 2016 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Mohapatra is a cofounder of TransGenex Nanobiotech Inc. and a distinguished professor at USF Health. JEFFREY NOWAK, Art ’93, has been appointed to the board of directors for Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, which unites businesses on behalf of the arts. Nowak is vice president of customer success and innovation and a senior member of the executive management committee at MedHOK, Inc. DANIEL B. RAVICHER, Civil Engineering ’97 and a Life Member, is the inaugural director of the Larry Hoffman|Greenberg Traurig Startup
Law Practicum at the University of Miami School of Law, where students help young businesses and organizations with legal issues. Ravicher was USF’s Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2011. STEVEN D. REIGNS, Creative WritingFiction ’98, has been named the first City Poet of West Hollywood, California. Reigns has published more than a dozen chapbooks and two collections of poetry. PAUL SHANNON, American Studies ’96, has joined Tampa Steel & Supply as an outside sales representative. Shannon has more than 22 years’ experience in sales and previously worked in the waste and recycling industry.
00s WILLARD A. BLAIR, Psychology ’03, has been named a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP in Tampa, where he practices primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. ELLIOTT A. CHARLES, Management ’05, has been appointed deputy director of athletics at Florida A&M University. Charles was previously associate director of athletics for compliance at USF. LESLENE ELAINE GORDON, PhD Public Health ’03, has been appointed community health director for the Florida Department of Health in
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