Class of 1950 - 1959
Daniels Corbett ('59): Recognition for accuracy and fluency in technical translations, 3M Company. Co-translator of
"Jimmy Who?" ("Qui etes-vous, Jimmy Carter?") children's
books published by Rainbo Grafics, Brussels.
Class of 1960 - 1969
Tuten Holt ('62): A semi-finalist on the Jeopardy! Senior Tournament in 1995.
Cherry ('65): Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina
Foreign Language Teachers Association, the Founders Award from the Southern
Conference on Language Teaching, and served on the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages Board.
Burger ('69): Currently chair of Capital Campaign for National City Christian
Church, DC. Has raised $900,000 in this volunteer position.
Fowler ('69): Athena Award from Athens, GA. Louis Newmark Award, Georgia
Gerontology Society. Emory University Non-Profit Management Certificate.
Hobson Johnson ('69): Had the privilege during her career to serve on the
boards of South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association, Southern
Conference on Language Teaching, and American Association of Teachers of German.
She was the first teacher of German in Lexington District 1 (SC) and enjoyed
watching the program grow.
Class of 1970 - 1979
Browne Young ('73): Named South Carolina Foreign Language Teacher of the Year
in 1999. She is also a part of the panel for developing SC Foreign World
Language Proficiency Standards (2013).
('73): Worked all of her career in the medical field, decided to retire and
return to her Modern Language roots. She married a man from Germany and is currently
learning German in Munich.
Class of 1980 - 1989
Turner Cantrell ('81): Certified Vital-Stim therapy provider.
Simmons ('83): Works in the Immigration Group at American Advisors Group. Was
recently named as one of the Top 20 in the US by Legal 500. She has also been
named as a top immigration lawyer by Best Lawyers and Chambers, with specialty
on German owned companies.
Ballard ('84): Married to Michelle McCoy Ballard ('83) for 31 years with four
grown children, three who are also serving as Army officers. Recently promoted
to Major General. Three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Batson ('87): Was recently named Full Professor of French at Union College. He
recently published the book Cirque
Global: Quebec's Expanding Circus Boundaries (McGill-Queens, 2016).
Smith ('88): Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 2009, served as
President of the North Georgia Chapter of Christian Educators Fellowship, and
serves on the Women in Theology and Ministry Advisory Board at Candler School
of Theology, Emory University.
('89): Received a Master’s Degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill and is finishing an MBA at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Gallagher ('89): MA - Furman +30 Furman and Citadel.
Class of 1990 - 1999
('92): Richland School District 2 Teacher of the Year, Muller Road Middle
School Teacher of the Year.
Zimmerman ('92): Earned a Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies and a
Masters in Social Work. She works at a
community clinic providing psychotherapy to Latino immigrants and other
Westbrook ('94): Is an ordained minister. He is currently teaching high school
literature and Spanish at Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, VA. He also referees
Davis ('94): Has been selected to receive one of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni
Awards from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass
Communications. The award will be presented in October.
Prinz ('95): Recently named to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation;
recent speaker on “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts" for
('96): Is a freelance science journalist, writer, and editor based in
Chattanooga, TN. She has written for Discover, Science News, and many others.
She contributed to The Science Writers'
Handbook published in 2013.
Chastain ('97): 2015- Completed second Master’s Degree; Masters in Bilingual
and Multicultural Education from Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. Army
Accommodation Awards for Valor and Missions Completed
Lawrence ('97): Was twice selected as her school's delegate to Notre Dame's
Excellence in Teaching conference. She was 1 of 40 teachers selected from USA
to go to Japan with Toyota's International Teaching Institute.
('98): Had an article published in Spanish daily MARCA.
Harrison ('98): Chaired the Mesa Languages Conference, a one-day conference for
college language educators from southern California during spring 2015, and in
summer 2015 led his first study abroad program in Madrid.
L. Waskey, III ('99): Partner in outdoor cooling company in the Middle East.
Proud parent of 2 boys.
Williams Deibler ('99): Program Director's Award 2003, Arcadia University, in recognition of commitment to meeting
the needs of the medically underserved.
Conkey ('99): Commander, 194th
MP Company. Winner of the Brigadier Jeremiah P. Holland Award as Best MP
Company in the Army and a recipient of the US Army MacArthur Leadership Award.
She is currently Professor of Military Science, University of Hawaii.
Class of 2000 - 2009
Thigpen ('00): Co-founder of Transforming Teaching at Harvard; Leadership Sandy
Springs certificate; published in Washington Post, Education Week, Harvard
Kennedy School Review.
Davidson Devall ('01): Led the development of the eMajor in French in GA and
serves as Chair of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Culture
special interest group and is the journal editor for the National Network for
Early Language Learning.
Cullum Hairston ('01): Margaret the Lady Thatcher Medallion for Academic
Excellence at the College of William and Mary 2013.
Carow ('01): Received the Baby Boot Camp Franchise Owner of the Year in 2011.
Brock ('02): Has a novel forthcoming from Crown Publishing in May 2016. The
novel, A Fine Imitation, is set in New
York City in the 1920s. She teaches English and Spanish at an Atlanta private
Kanady ('02): Emmy Nomination for Continuing Coverage '09 Radio Television
Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award '12
(Phillips) Reynolds ('03): Was awarded fellowship in dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner.
Benton ('03): Co-editor and Co-translator, The Native Conquistador (Penn State
Press). 2015 Outstanding Research Award, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
College, North Dakota State University. National Endowment for the Humanities
Scholarly Editions & Translations Grant, '14-'17.
Dubois ('03): This past summer Dubois traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to
participate in an NEH fellowship studying the history of Istanbul, from ancient
times to the present.
Head ('04): Served as co-leader of a two-week study abroad trip to Paris and
Northern France in June and July 2015 with John Tyler Community College and
taught a class on Medieval French literature and architecture.
Gladwin ('04): Awarded the rank of Full Professor in Spanish, and Coordinator
of the Foreign Language Education program, at Valdosta State University in
(Swendiman) Stinelli ('05): Master's Degree from American University ('13) in
International Training and Education with a focus on human trafficking of youth
in Eastern Europe.
Jones ('05): Earned her MA in Spanish in 2008.
She is currently in graduate school studying Education with a focus on
Teacher Education and research in World Language Teaching and Teacher
(Katie Allen) Lorey ('05): MBA -
Information Technology from Georgia Tech, Project Management Professional
(PMP), Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and just bought a home with her husband in Brookhaven,
Bernate ('06): Received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship and completed her
PhD in Spanish Sociolinguistics in March 2016.
Ketner ('06): Graduated from medical school last year and has started training
in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Ohio State University.
Carafiol ('07): Received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant to
work at a school in Germany (2011-2012) as well as an American Association of
Teachers grant to participate in a summer seminar for American German teachers
in Leipzig (2014).
Donte Stewart ('07): Fellow, World Affairs Council Seattle
Braun ('07): Fulbright International Education Administrators Scholarship
Recipient ('12), Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Panelist ('11-'15), Diversity
Incentive Grant Recipient ('13), Sigma Delta Pi Scholarship ('07).
VonderBecke ('07): Served as the Bilingual Partnership Specialist for the 2010
Census in 9 counties of upstate South Carolina. She was promoted to Bilingual
Partnership Specialist for the entire state of South Carolina in summer of
Hayes ('07): Is pursuing a PhD in Education at the University of Georgia, where
she participates in the Emerging Leaders program. She recently co-authored a
chapter on telecollaboration in language-learning.
Henning ('08): Represented the U.S. during official gift exchanges with foreign
delegations domestically and abroad, including the 2014 trip of the First Lady
to China and the 2013 trip of the First Family to Africa.
Daniella Rastrelli Hansen ('08): Recently achieved licensure
as a professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee and has opened a private
mental health counseling practice.
Poe-Crawford ('08): Featured recently in Uppercase and Winston-Salem Monthly
magazines for her lettering and design work. Her shop, Em Dash Paper Co, joined
a physical storefront location in Winston-Salem in 2014.
Thompson ('08): Graduated with honors from Emory University School of Law and
Emory's Goizueta Business School in May of 2014. Since then, he has been
working as a Senior Procurement Consultant at AT&T in Atlanta, GA.
Callahan ('08): Peace Corps Volunteer-Rural Agricultural Extensionist in
(Mulvey) Watson ('08): Splits time as a
Spanish teacher and Professional Development coordinator. Graduated Summa Cum
Laude with a Masters in School Administration with a North Carolina principal
licensure from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Bradley ('08): Chair, Educational and Charitable Funds Committee, CNA US Army
Recruiting Command, Certificate of Appreciation, Swift Award for Outstanding
Undergraduate Teaching in Economics H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellow.
McDavid Muthig ('08): Board of Palmetto Health Cancer Centers (2015), Junior
League of Columbia Provisional of the Year award (2013).
Elizabeth Goodgame ('09): Is currently attending University of Georgia School
of Law, is in the top 25% of her class, placed Top 16 in1L Russell Moot Court
Competition, and is on Editorial Board for Georgia Law Review.
Nagle ('09): Graduated with a PhD in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown
University (2014). He is now Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Iowa
Bohnenblust ('09): Graduated with an MD from Temple University School of
Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 2013. Currently chief resident in
anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Robinson ('09): Recently won the May/June 2015 Lyric contest for American
Songwriter Magazine in Nashville, TN. She also received an Honorable Mention in
the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.
Aleah Holland James ('09): Completed her MA in Art History from
Indiana University in 2015. Her thesis was on "The mythologies of
Velázquez and Ovid in Spanish translation." She is the Vice President of Public
Relations for Ramstad's Toastmasters Club.
Class of 2010 - 2016
Chan ('10): One of Ten Outstanding Master's Students, Auburn University 2011-2012;
Current doctoral candidate at Auburn University in Human Development and Family
Studies (PhD anticipated 2016)
Grande ('10): Earned a Master of Arts from Georgia State University in Spanish,
Aly (Howard) Cokeley ('10): Aly was recently promoted to Assistant Innkeeper at
the Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, SC. In her three years with Wentworth
Mansion, it has been named #1 Small Hotel in North America twice.
('10): Two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for service on board USS
BARRY 2010-2014. Finalist in Ignite start-up business competition hosted by
EngenuitySC in 2015.
Catie Patterson ('10): Currently a PhD student in applied math at the University of Iowa. Prior to attending Iowa, received a Master's degree in mathematical research from the Universitat de Valencia (Spain).
Wantland ('11): Recently graduated from Duke University Divinity School with a
Masters in Divinity. David is a postulant for Holy Orders (priest) in The
Goldsmith ('11): Began second year of an M.A. of Spanish at University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill in August, 2015. Expected graduation date is May, 2016
and currently planning to carry on with the PhD.
Savitz Vincoli ('11): Began Master's Degree in Spanish at Middlebury College.
Greenstein ('11): Free University of Berlin's Program for Advanced German and
European Studies Fellowship, 2015-2016.
Emily Dunn ('12): Obtained a Diplôme Approfondi de Langue
Française (DALF) C1 in French.
Tensley ('12): Was a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Germany and is currently a
2015-2016 Luce Scholar in Thailand, where he works as a journalist and writes
on political dynamics in Southeast Asia.
Andersen ('13): In the 2nd year of an MA/PhD program in French Studies at University
of Virginia, have recently taught French 1010 (Beginner 1), 1020 (Beginner 2),
and 2010 (Intermediate 1), as well as French classes at a local preschool.
Guerry ('13): Is working on her Masters of French Studies at Louisiana State
University and was awarded the Hoguet Alexandre Major Scholarship for
Outstanding Service Award last spring.
Storms ('14): Currently working on Masters in Nursing at Emory University with
an expected graduation date of December 2017.
Hefner ('14): Attending the Medical University of South Carolina for the Doctor
of Physical Therapy program.
Jarrett ('14): Currently a first year M.A. student in Hispanic Linguistics at
Indiana University. Received a fellowship and teaching contract for this school
year and a summer research/study fellowship.
('14): Pending application for Board of Immigration Appeals Accreditation
(certification from the Department of Justice to practice immigration law).
('15): David Wells Morgan Award at Furman University, Political Science Faculty
Award at Furman University, Third Place in Political Science Thesis Contest at
Chee ('15): Furman Fellow, Latin American Studies Award, Poverty Studies Award,
Dean's List; since graduation: Border Servant Volunteer at Catholic Charities
Barnett ('15): After a summer leading outdoor trips in Costa Rica and Belize, she
works at a rigorous boarding school in Zermatt, Switzerland, leading hikes,
acts as school nurse, and teaches Spanish.
Kennedy ('15): Acceptance to the Masters of International Affairs Program
(Elliott School of International Affairs) at the George Washington University,