Rev. Dr. Bob Ayres, BU ’92

The Rev. Dr. Bob Ayres, BU ’92, is the co-author of DEAFCHURCH 21: Vision for a New Generation (A&M Publishing, 2019). He is also on staff at the Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville, Florida and is an adjunct lecturer of ASL and deaf …

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 …

Marty LaMar, BU ’02

Marty LaMar, BU ’02, was named Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s chief economic development officer by Mayor William Peduto. LaMar was recently the regional vice president for McCormack Baron Management and previously served as president and CEO of Lucas Metr …

Laura Harris, BU ’19

Laura Harris, BU ’19, was awarded the $5,000 Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award by the American Society of Interior Designers. For her master’s thesis, Harris researched the degree to which the design of educational facilities influences the social …

Lisa Shupenus, BU ’14

Lisa Shupenus, BU ‘14, was named the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year for Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Tyrone, Georgia.

Dr. Michael Mazzotta, BU ’12

Dr. Michael Mazzotta, BU ’12, earned a doctorate in health care administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and is currently enrolled at the University of Southern California to earn a second doctorate in organizational change and lead …

Derrick DeWitt, BU ’10

Derrick DeWitt, BU ’10, was recently named Marietta High School’s head coach for the girls varsity basketball team. Over the past 10 years, DeWitt has been a successful head coach of competitive basketball teams for Class 5A and 6A high schools.

Lynnette Swanson, BU ’05

Lynnette Swanson, BU ’05, was the head coach of the U.S. bocce team at the recent Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

Mandy Dale, BU ’05

Mandy Dale, BU ‘05, is the new principal of Banks County Primary School in Homer, Georgia. She previously served as the assistant principal of Lula Elementary School in Hall County. She began her education career in 2005 as a teacher at Sugar Hill Elem …

Telia Rooks, BU ’04

Teila Rooks, BU ’04, graduated with a master’s degree in human services with a concentration in child and family advocacy from Kaplan University.

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