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Recent Class Notes
 
Nicole Thurston (2007)
Nicole Thurston (2007) recently accepted a position at Pool Mahoney PC located in Virginia Beach, VA as an Attorney in the Divorce/Family Law Group.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Michael Loyd (1996)
Michael Loyd (1996) and Lauren are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Logan Bennett. He was born on July 4, 2014 in Norfolk, VA, and weighed 5 lb., 10 oz..  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Ralph Rowley (1978)
Ralph Rowley (1978) was recently appointed as the Senior Pastor at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Adam Blagg (1995)
Rev. Adam Blagg has been appointed minister at Otterbein United Methodist Church, in Harrisonburg, VA. To read more about his appointment follow this link: http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/18366/18366_6545  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

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.

Lindsey Reynolds (1998)
Lindsey Reynolds (1998) was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at The Democratic National Committee located in Washington, D.C..  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Kimberlie (Meyer) Russell (1994)
Kimberlie (Meyer) Russell (1994) was recently promoted to Vice President, Contract Administration at Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC. located in Virginia Beach, VA.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Desiree' (Todd) Ladyman (2008)
Desiree' (Todd) Ladyman (2008) recently accepted a position at William E. Woods and Associates located in Virginia Beach, VA as Realtor.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Andrew Walker (1990)
Andrew Walker (1990) recently accepted a position at ADS, Inc. located in Virginia Beach, VA as Supplier Account Manager for Combat Support Equipment.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

John Helms (1998)
John Helms (1998) has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Morningside College located in Sioux City, IA. John recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  
Submitted on Jul 17 2014.

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Career News
 
Nicole Thurston (2007)
Nicole Thurston (2007) recently accepted a position at Pool Mahoney PC located in Virginia Beach, VA as an Attorney in the Divorce/Family Law Group.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Ralph Rowley (1978)
Ralph Rowley (1978) was recently appointed as the Senior Pastor at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Michael Loyd (1996)
Michael Loyd (1996) and Lauren are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Logan Bennett. He was born on July 4, 2014 in Norfolk, VA, and weighed 5 lb., 10 oz..  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.

Kathryn Zitz ()
Kathryn Zitz and Scott Courlander are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Calvin Josepth Courlander. He was born on April 27, 2014 and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 16 2014.

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Marriages & Engagements
 
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.

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.

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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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