Fall 2015

Michael Sale, BU ’99

Michael Sale, BU ’99, president and CEO of The Commercial Bank in Crawford, Georgia, has been elected by his peers in Northeast Georgia to serve a  two-year term on the board of directors of the Georgia Bankers Association. Sale has previously served on the Leadership GBA Executive Committee and GBA’s Community Bankers Committee. Sale, who joined The Commercial Bank in 2010, has spent his […]

Gray Fitzgerald Bingham, A ’98

Gray Fitzgerald Bingham, A ’98, and partner Aaron welcomed their first son, William Joseph, on Jan. 28, 2014. William weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches.

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 United Kingdom. Palamountain is currently the head of business development and marketing for Bristows, LLP, a major British law firm based in London, and she loves […]

Kelly Castlin-Gucatan, BU ’95

Kelly Castlin-Gucatan, BU ’95, has been selected as the new superintendent of Birmingham City Schools in Birmingham, Alabama. Castlin-Gucatan has worked in education since 1991, serving as a teacher, an assistant principal, principal, administrator and recently as interim superintendent of the Bibb County School system in Macon, Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, a master’s in education from Brenau University and a […]

Susan Bodahl Rickson, WC ’91

Susan Bodahl Rickson, WC ’91, from Roswell, Georgia, is now working as a paraprofessional in the media center of her son and daughter’s middle school, where she is also coaching a Girls on the Run program. Rickson’s youngest is a first-grader at the elementary school next door. She says that it has been a great adjustment for her family, but she feels fortunate to […]

Julie Seymour Edwards, WC ’91

Julie Seymour Edwards, WC ’91, was named executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Edwards has been working with HSNEGA as the director of development and marketing since February 2010.

Carol Martin, WC ’88

Carol Martin, WC ’88, was sworn in as the first female police chief of the Gainesville, Georgia, Police Department on Jan. 6. She was featured in the inaugural issue of Moxie, a magazine focusing on North Georgia women published by The Times newspaper in Gainesville.

Judith Jennings, WC ’88

Judith Jennings, WC ’88, married Darryl Horton on May 15 surrounded by immediate family. Judith also started a new job at Milliken in December 2014 as manager of the project management office in human resources.

Wendi Jensen Griffith, WC ’86

Wendi Jensen Griffith, WC ’86, has been appointed to a board position with the Richland II Charter School Board in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dr. Lynda Holmes, BU ’84

Dr. Lynda Holmes, BU ’84, a Brenau Alumni Hall of Fame member from Flowery Branch, Georgia, received the first-place national award for drama in the American Heritage Literature and Drama 2015 contest of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Holmes’ one-act play, Exploring Our American Heritage with the Apron Mavens, is based on an apron history presentation of research by Holmes, and an heirloom […]