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Welcome to Class Notes. Find out what your fellow alumni are up to these days. Share your news and events by submitting a note.

Recent Class Notes
 
David Doino (2005)
David Doino (2005) was recently promoted to Men's Basketball Head Coach at Averett University located in Danville, VA.

Full story available here: http://www.averettcougars.com/news/2014/8/20/MBB_0820145445.aspx?path=mbball  
Submitted on Aug 21 2014.

Bladen Finch (2003)
Bladen Finch (2003) writes, "Hello, fellow Marlins! I was honored to receive Senate Resolution No. 44 in February commending my service to the Legislative Information and Communications Services staff section for the National Conference of State Legislatures. I was appointed to the staff section in 2009 as a director and rose to Vice Chair in 2011 before assuming the responsibilities as Chair for the 2012-2013 term. I am employed as Director of the Senate Page Program within the Senate Legislative Information and Constituent Services Office at the State Capitol in Richmond.

A full text version of the resolution is available on the Legislative Information System:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+sum+SR44"  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Bladen Finch (2003)
Bladen Finch (2003) writes, "Hello, fellow Marlins! I was pleasantly surprised to be the recipient of Senate Resolution No. 44 in February commending my service to the Legislative Information and Communications Services staff section for the National Conference of State Legislatures.
I was appointed to the staff section in 2009 as a director and rose to Vice Chair in 2011 before assuming the responsibilities as Chair for the 2012-2013 term. I am employed as Director of the Senate Page Program within the Senate Legislative Information and Constituent Services Office at the State Capitol in Richmond.

A full text version of the resolution is available on the Legislative Information System:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+sum+SR44"  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Richard Carmichael (1986)
Richard Carmichael (1986) and Elizabeth are proud to announce the birth of a grandchild, Brooklyn Paige. She was born on July 12, 2014 and weighed 9 lb., 2 oz.. The proud parents are Jason and Rebecca Carmichael.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Catherine (Wick) Dantsin (2000)
Catherine (Wick) Dantsin (2000) recently accepted a position at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, PA as Executive Director of the Women's Leadership Inst.  
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Thomas Whitten (1991)
Thomas Whitten (1991) completed Ironman Texas on May 17th.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Rebecca Driscoll ()
Rebecca Driscoll recently accepted a position at Caldwell College located in Caldwell, NJ as Reference Services and Archives Librarian.  
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Jennifer (Raines) Eby (2000)
Jennifer (Raines) Eby (2000)and her Williamsburg shop "Quirks of Art" were featured on page 30 in the August 2014 edition of Williamsburg's Next Door Neighbors. Full story: http://www.williamsburgneighbors.com/issues/2014/Aug2014NDN.pdf"  
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Jennifer Miley (1993)
Jennifer Miley Greer (1993) and husband Christopher are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Grace Lydia. She was born on July 30, 2014 and weighed 6 lb., 10 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Jennifer Miley (1993)
Jennifer Miley Greer (1993) and husband Christopher are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Charles Joseph "Charlie". He was born on April 10, 2012.  
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

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Career News
 
David Doino (2005)
David Doino (2005) was recently promoted to Men's Basketball Head Coach at Averett University located in Danville, VA.

Full story available here: http://www.averettcougars.com/news/2014/8/20/MBB_0820145445.aspx?path=mbball  
Submitted on Aug 21 2014.

Bladen Finch (2003)
Bladen Finch (2003) writes, "Hello, fellow Marlins! I was honored to receive Senate Resolution No. 44 in February commending my service to the Legislative Information and Communications Services staff section for the National Conference of State Legislatures. I was appointed to the staff section in 2009 as a director and rose to Vice Chair in 2011 before assuming the responsibilities as Chair for the 2012-2013 term. I am employed as Director of the Senate Page Program within the Senate Legislative Information and Constituent Services Office at the State Capitol in Richmond.

A full text version of the resolution is available on the Legislative Information System:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+sum+SR44"  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Richard Carmichael (1986)
Richard Carmichael (1986) and Elizabeth are proud to announce the birth of a grandchild, Brooklyn Paige. She was born on July 12, 2014 and weighed 9 lb., 2 oz.. The proud parents are Jason and Rebecca Carmichael.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Jennifer Miley (1993)
Jennifer Miley Greer (1993) and husband Christopher are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Grace Lydia. She was born on July 30, 2014 and weighed 6 lb., 10 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

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Marriages & Engagements
 
Jennifer Miley (1993)
Jennifer Miley (1993) and Christopher Greer are happy to announce their marriage on November 25, 2011 in Arab, AL. They currently reside in Blountsville, AL.  
Submitted on Aug 20 2014.

Courtney Turner (2004)
Courtney (Turner) Young (2004) and Marshall Young are happy to announce their marriage on June 6, 2014 in Richmond, Va. They currently reside in Chesterfield, Va.  
Submitted on Jun 27 2014.

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Educational News
 
Kerrie (Penny) Vytlacil (2004)
Kerrie Vytlacil (2004) received a PhD in Education from Capella University on August 31, 2013. "Graduation with Distinction. Dissertation Title: Beyond minimum technology requirements: Learner characteristics for the instructional design of virtual programs at the elementary grade levels. Received transcript 9.7.2013 and diploma 9.19.2013. Still waiting for Proquest URL. Will be attending commencement in Nashville, TN March 2014."  
Submitted on Sep 20 2013.

Nicole (Sanzi) Turner (2005)
Nicole (Sanzi) Turner (2005) received a MA in Education from CSU Stanislaus on December 18, 2012. "Concentration: School Counseling
Credential: Pupil Personnel Services
Honors: Graduated with distinction with 4.0 GPA"  
Submitted on Mar 7 2013.

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Obituaries
 
Mary Hodges (1981)
Mary Hodges (1981) died on May 26, 2014. Mary Cornelia Leesnitzer Hodges, 87, of Lynn Shores Drive went home to be with her Lord May 26, 2014 and to join her loving husband of 68 years who preceded her on May 17, 2014. She was the daughter of Joseph C. and Mollie Harrell Leesnitzer; she was also predeceased by her son, Joseph. Mary was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church; a graduate of Granby High School and Virginia Wesleyan College. Mary loved to volunteer her time and for many years was the historian for the Board of Circles at CHKD and Past President of the Thalia Hope Circle at CHKD; she volunteered with the Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts; Lees Friends; and later in life worked towards her EMT Certification with the Virginia Beach Fire and Rescue.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Susan Hodges; sons, W. Nelson Hodges, Jr. (Jennifer) and Stephen Hodges (Melinda); and grandchildren, Nicholas (Jennifer), Elizabeth and Nathan.

A service to celebrate her life was held Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home with Pastor Amos Eby officiating. She was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Please visit her book of memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?pid=171145707#sthash.iXKOfOEr.dpuf  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Jennifer (Bush) Lawson (1997)
Jennifer Lawson (1997) died on February 24, 2014. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=169888695  
Submitted on Mar 18 2014.

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