Marla Lear, WC ’08

Marla Lear, WC ‘08, was approved by the Hall County School Board as the new principal of Myers Elementary School in Gainesville, Georgia. Lear took over in June for former principal Beth Hudgins, who will retire at the end of the 2020 school year. Afte …

Caroline Dodson, WC ’08

Caroline Dodson, WC ’08, and her husband, Mike, welcomed a son, Ryan Walker, on Jan. 19. They live in New Orleans.

Nelson Rodriguez, BU ’08

Nelson Rodriguez, BU ’08, a Chicago-based actor, writer of Puerto Rican descent and, since August 2012, an ensemble member of Pride Films and Plays, has been named the company’s first artistic director.

Katy Clark, WC ’08

Katy Clark, WC ’08, has accepted the position as the controller for Crocodile Creek, Inc., a designer and international distributor of children’s toys and accessories based in Durham, North Carolina.

Nyssa Mooney, WC ‘08

Nyssa Mooney, WC ’08, will begin her dream job of teaching art education this fall at Mount Vernon Elementary. Prior to this new position, Nyssa was a beloved teacher at Brenau’s Child Development Center.

Lainey Welsch Kennedy, WC ’08

Lainey Welsch Kennedy, WC ’08, and husband Kalin welcomed their first daughter, Lillian Rose, on June 5, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. Lillian weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches.

Lindsay Lawson, WC ’08

Lindsay Lawson, WC ’08, is now the school nurse at Hart County Middle School after a year of travel with her husband Jeff Jackson to nuclear facilities all across the east coast. Jeff and Lindsay were married September 7, 2013, at Hylton Estates in Gai …

Kayte Porter McAlexander, WC ’08

Kayte Porter McAlexander,  WC ’08, and husband Joshua welcomed their first daughter, Audrey Sarah McAlexander, on July 12, 2013. Kayte says “Mom and Dad are having a blast being parents and watching their sweet baby grow.”

Emily Slough Jennings, WC ’08

Emily Slough Jennings, WC ’08, her husband Matthew Brian Jennings and son Easton welcomed Stella Jane Jennings on Oct. 24, 2013, at 6:53 a.m. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.   her husband Matthew Brian Jennings and son Easto …

Sara Bashor, WC ’08

Sara Bashor, WC ’08, was recently honored with the prestigious Laura Snitzer-Boozer Nursing Award by the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This award is given to nurses who have demonstrated professional excel …