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Recent Class Notes
 
Jaimie Reese (1996)
Jaimie Reese(1996) and husband, Dean Jones, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Charlotte Sydney. She was born on March 10, 2014 and weighed 7 lb., 1 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 16 2014.

William Foster (2006)
William "PJ" Foster (2006) and his wife, Tenishia, are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Masen Desales. He was born on February 21, 2014 and weighed 7 lb., 10 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 15 2014.

Justin Blazer (2005)
Justin Blazer (2005) was recently promoted to Director of Player Development and Instruction at Duran Golf Club located in Viera, FL.

Justin Blazer, a PGA member from the Faldo Golf Institute at the Marriot World Center in Orlando, will be taking over the position vacated by retiring Wally Kuchar.

"The position of the director is key in the success of our Academy of Golf," said David Tomczak, general manager of Duran Golf Club in Viera. "The individual will lead the effort to grow the game of golf and provide the resources to make it more enjoyable for all, who play. I am most excited for the opportunity to bring this level of player development and player programs to the golfers of the Space Coast."

Mr. Blazer is originally from Yorktown, Va., and he began golfing as a teenager.

Mr. Blazer, who is multi-lingual, has also worked with many LPGA and Senior Tour players as a putting and short-game instructor.

He has caddied during tour events and Q-schools, and he has appeared in instructional videos for Golfweek.com and FoxSports.com.

Mr. Blazer earned a degree in recreation and leisure studies, with a focus in recreational programming, leadership and coaching from Virginia Wesleyan College.

Duran Golf Club opened in 2005 and has since been recognized by Hometown News and Florida Today as the "Best Public Golf Course" in Brevard County, Mr. Tomczak said.

"No other club in the area offers the facilities that allow beginners and juniors to learn in such an accessible and affordable environment, along with the championship layout for the more experienced golfer," he said.

Duran Golf Club's practice range was recently recognized as a "Top 50 Practice Facility" in the country by the Golf Range Association of America."  
Submitted on Apr 15 2014.

Michele (Mazzarulli) Quinlan (1992)
Michele (Mazzarulli) Quinlan (1992) writes, "I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Monty's Home in May, 2013 as the New Hanover County Prison Coordinator. Monty's Home is is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Southeastern North Carolina dedicated to rescuing shelter dogs and working together with local prison inmates to provide basic obedience training to dogs in preparation for adoption into loving homes. I have been a Monty's Home volunteer since January 2010 and continue to be employed by the Department of Homeland Security as a Senior Officer in Wilmington, NC."  
Submitted on Mar 25 2014.

William Dean (1980)
William Dean (1980) recently accepted a position at Lakeland High School located in Suffolk, VA as Head Baseball Coach. "http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2014/03/08/cavs-reset-on-diamond/"  
Submitted on Mar 18 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.

Courtney Turner (2004)
Courtney Turner (2004) and Marshall Young are happy to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will take place on June 6, 2014 in Richmond, VA.  
Submitted on Feb 20 2014.

Bradford Cashman (2002)
Brad Cashman (2002) took what he experienced at VWC as a student with Empty Bowls and started a program in Charleston, SC, raising $4000 during the first year. Link to the story at: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/cone-10-unites-a-community-one-handcrafted-piece-at-a-time/Content?oid=4857302"  
Submitted on Feb 17 2014.

Wendy (Smith) McCoy (1998)
Wendy (Smith) McCoy (1998) and Ryan are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Alaina Jewell. She was born on January 16, 2014 and weighed 9 lb., 1 oz..  
Submitted on Feb 17 2014.

Craig Harrison (1999)
Craig Harrison (1999) and Rian are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Aiden Audrey. She was born on January 10, 2014 and weighed 7 lb., 4 oz..  
Submitted on Feb 13 2014.

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Career News
 
Justin Blazer (2005)
Justin Blazer (2005) was recently promoted to Director of Player Development and Instruction at Duran Golf Club located in Viera, FL.

Justin Blazer, a PGA member from the Faldo Golf Institute at the Marriot World Center in Orlando, will be taking over the position vacated by retiring Wally Kuchar.

"The position of the director is key in the success of our Academy of Golf," said David Tomczak, general manager of Duran Golf Club in Viera. "The individual will lead the effort to grow the game of golf and provide the resources to make it more enjoyable for all, who play. I am most excited for the opportunity to bring this level of player development and player programs to the golfers of the Space Coast."

Mr. Blazer is originally from Yorktown, Va., and he began golfing as a teenager.

Mr. Blazer, who is multi-lingual, has also worked with many LPGA and Senior Tour players as a putting and short-game instructor.

He has caddied during tour events and Q-schools, and he has appeared in instructional videos for Golfweek.com and FoxSports.com.

Mr. Blazer earned a degree in recreation and leisure studies, with a focus in recreational programming, leadership and coaching from Virginia Wesleyan College.

Duran Golf Club opened in 2005 and has since been recognized by Hometown News and Florida Today as the "Best Public Golf Course" in Brevard County, Mr. Tomczak said.

"No other club in the area offers the facilities that allow beginners and juniors to learn in such an accessible and affordable environment, along with the championship layout for the more experienced golfer," he said.

Duran Golf Club's practice range was recently recognized as a "Top 50 Practice Facility" in the country by the Golf Range Association of America."  
Submitted on Apr 15 2014.

Michele (Mazzarulli) Quinlan (1992)
Michele (Mazzarulli) Quinlan (1992) writes, "I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Monty's Home in May, 2013 as the New Hanover County Prison Coordinator. Monty's Home is is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Southeastern North Carolina dedicated to rescuing shelter dogs and working together with local prison inmates to provide basic obedience training to dogs in preparation for adoption into loving homes. I have been a Monty's Home volunteer since January 2010 and continue to be employed by the Department of Homeland Security as a Senior Officer in Wilmington, NC."  
Submitted on Mar 25 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Jaimie Reese (1996)
Jaimie Reese(1996) and husband, Dean Jones, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Charlotte Sydney. She was born on March 10, 2014 and weighed 7 lb., 1 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 16 2014.

William Foster (2006)
William "PJ" Foster (2006) and his wife, Tenishia, are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Masen Desales. He was born on February 21, 2014 and weighed 7 lb., 10 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 15 2014.

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Marriages & Engagements
 
Courtney Turner (2004)
Courtney Turner (2004) and Marshall Young are happy to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will take place on June 6, 2014 in Richmond, VA.  
Submitted on Feb 20 2014.

Victoria Holliday (2005)
Victoria Holliday (2005) and James Kieffer are happy to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will take place in March 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA. After 2 and a half years of dating, James proposed to Vikki on Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, the same spot where they said "I Love You" to each other for the first time on New Year's Eve 2010.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 18 2013.

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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
 
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.

Elbert Faust (1978)
Elbert Faust died in Raleigh, NC on December 20, 2013.  
Submitted on Feb 10 2014.

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