Fall 2015

Kristin Kole Bloodworth, WC ’04

Kristin Kole Bloodworth, WC ’04, from San Antonio, Texas, welcomed Jacob Kolin Bloodworth on June 26. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and inches long.

Amber Markmann Simmons, WC ’03

Amber Markmann Simmons, WC ’03, from Snellville, Georgia, was named the International Society for Language Studies’ 2015 Founders’ Emergent Scholars Award winner. Simmons has been invited to speak at the 2017 conference in Honolulu. She will have a paper published in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, the peer-reviewed, quarterly journal in the fields of applied linguistics, language policy, language planning, modern languages and literatures, education, anthropology, sociology, history, […]

Abra Bazydlo Bailey, WC ’03

Abra Bazydlo Bailey, WC ’03, welcomed Ember Jean Bailey on Aug. 14 at 8:14 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.4 inches long.

Candi (Brooks) Silvestri, WC ’02

Candi (Brooks) Silvestri, WC ’02, made the cover credits of her newest film, A Gift Horse, which is available at Lifeway Christian Bookstores, Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.

Anna-Elizabeth McCloud, WC ’02

Anna-Elizabeth McCloud, WC ’02, published her first digital book, The Unspoken: Book One in the Keres Trilogy, on June 1. It is available through Amazon and iTunes.

Allyson Longshore, A ’02

Allyson Longshore, A ’02, was featured in the June 2015 issue of The Atlantan. Allyson, the founder of STYLESTUDIO, is a fashion stylist based in New York City. You can learn more about her work at www.allysonlongshore.com.

Ashlee Tising Falco, WC ’02

Ashlee Tising Falco, WC ’02, now works at Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office as the assistant director of legislative affairs. Previously, she worked for seven years with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation in legislative affairs and communications. Falco’s primary areas of concentration at Greenberg Traurig are insurance regulation and legislation, state appropriations, procurement, communications and marketing.

Sharon Cook, BU ’02

Sharon Cook, BU ’02, was named chief marketing officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. In her role, Cook directs marketing and brand cultivation, external communications, media relations, investor relations and reputational risk for the regional banker’s bank. Cook is considered an expert on reputation risk management, especially as it pertains to cybersecurity, and the delicate relationships banks have with social media.

Danita Emma, WC ’01

Danita Emma, WC ’01, has been named a Fulbright specialist in dance. The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals, and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in more than 140 countries worldwide. Emma has taught and coached […]

Mary Katherine Wells, WC ’00

Mary Katherine Wells, WC ’00, has been recognized by The Atlantan as one of the city’s top up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The modern luxury magazine named Wells one of Atlanta’s most noteworthy business innovators under the age of 40. Wells, an Alpha Chi Omega who is now the marketing director for the booming Buckhead Atlanta retail district, graduated with a degree in theater arts in 2000.