April Sisson Conti, WC ’97

April Sisson Conti, WC ’97, was inducted into the 2020 Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame. Conti works as a nurse in Atlanta, where she lives with her husband Sal and son Evan.

Dr. Michele Shirley, BU ’97

Dr. Michele Shirley, BU ‘97, was recently named Vice President for Administrative Services at North Georgia Technical College. In her new role, Dr. Shirley oversees business office functions as well as human resources, facilities, maintenance, bookstor …

John King, BU ’97

John King, BU ’97, was named Georgia’s insurance commissioner and safety fire commissioner by Gov. Brian Kemp. With the appointment, he becomes the first Hispanic constitutional officer in Georgia history.

Alexandria Palamountain, WC ’97

Alexandria Palamountain, WC ’97, now lives in London with her husband, David, and son, Benjamin. Since graduation, she has spent the majority of her career in marketing and business development for international law firms based in the United States and …

John Uprichard, BU ’97

John Uprichard, BU ’97, is the president and CEO of Find Great People, Intl., which was named the 15th-best place to work in South Carolina. This is the fourth time FGP has made the rankings in the eight-year history of the list. Find Great People is a …

Diana Bjorkman Wade, A ‘97

Diana Bjorkman Wade, A ‘97, recently completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in special education at the University of Kansas. This program focused on secondary special education and transition, and her dissertation was titled Development and Validatio …

Candace Cain Williams, WC ’97,

Candace Cain Williams, WC ’97,  recently picked up honors as one of the 2014 Rising Stars listed in Georgia’s Super Lawyers Magazine. She currently works at Coleman, Chambers & Rogers in Gainesville, Georgia, representing clients in all areas of fa …

Rebecca Barnett Yoder, WC ’97

Rebecca Barnett Yoder, WC ’97,  published her article, “Borrowing Craft, Owning Style” in the Fall 2012 edition of South Carolina English Teacher. SCET is a blind-reviewed journal that features articles, commentary and creative works of English teacher …

Shannon Eldridge Yaskiewicz, WC ’97

Shannon Eldridge Yaskiewicz,  WC ’97, joyously reports that her 10-year-old son, Cainan, ended his three-and-a-half-year chemo treatment this year and has beaten cancer. The entire family went to Charlotte, North Carolina, and met NASCAR star Dale Earn …

Staci Newsome, EWC ’97

Staci Newsome, EWC ’97, recently accepted the position of chief financial officer of the Habersham County School System. She worked previously at Pioneer RESA for 11 years as the finance director and as the financial officer in Banks County for six yea …

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