Fall 2019

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 development of adolescents.

Kennedy Salters, WC ’17

Kennedy Salters, WC ’17, recently performed in Music of the ’60s at Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia. Salters previously interned and performed with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and then traveled north to perform with the Cortland Repertory Theatre in New York.

Savannah Long, WC ’15

Savannah Long, WC ’15, married Oliver Botts on Jan. 20 in Buford, Georgia. She had several of her Brenau sorority sisters and dance department family in attendance.

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 leadership.

Annie Johnston, WC ’12

Annie Johnston, WC ’12, married Grayson Wells on March 23. The two live in Suwanee, Georgia, with their four kitties.

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.

Emily Kisor Barnett, WC ’09

Emily Kisor Barnett, WC ’09, and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Lilly Claire, on March 24.

Sarah Neal Ashcroft, WC ’09

Grady Eugene Ashcroft, son of alumna Sarah Neal Ashcroft, WC ’09, celebrated his first birthday on Dec. 17, 2018.

Erin McKown Worthington, WC ’05

Erin McKown Worthington, WC ’05, and her husband welcomed their daughter, Lauren Jean, on March 26.