Spring 2018

Melissa Sockwell Bollinger, WC ’88

Melissa Sockwell Bollinger, WC ’88, and her husband, Tim, are very proud to announce that their oldest son, Kade, graduated in August from the University of Alabama with a degree in history and political science. He is currently enrolled at Brenau University, where he is seeking his Master of Arts in Teaching.

Rich Nuckolls, BU ’95

Rich Nuckolls, BU ’95, is co-founder and general manager of Art Colony Giverny. His company for 17 years has sponsored artist workshops in Giverny, France, where impressionist master Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Workshop participants paint in Monet’s garden. Visit artcolonygiverny.com for more information.

Ashanti Lawrence-Allison, BU ’96

Ashanti Lawrence-Allison, BU ’96, was named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year at Charles L. Gideons Elementary School in Atlanta.

Shiloh Hendricks, WC ’98

Shiloh Hendricks, WC ’98, married James Cope in Fruita, Colorado, on Oct. 14.

Amanda Patterson, WC ’03

Amanda Patterson, WC ’03, married Braden Civins in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 28. The wedding was attended by Erin Nelson Thomas, WC ‘03, Courtney May, WC ‘03, Katie Mitchell, WC ‘03, and Eileen Dye Johnson, WC ‘03.

Connie Williams Hardgrove, BU ’04

Connie Williams Hardgrove, BU ’04, was recently promoted from assistant professor/program manager to associate professor/program manager at College of Central Florida in Ocala.

Shuchang Liu, WC ’10

Shuchang Liu, WC ’10, also known as “Happy,” visited with, from left, Brenau President Ed Schrader, U.S.-Chinese business consultant Kai Hsu, Board of Trustees Chairman Pete Miller and Provost Jim Eck in Kunming, China, in December 2017.

Columbia Johnson, WC ’12

Columbia Johnson, WC ’12, married Clark Williams on Dec. 16, 2017. The couple resides in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Jenny Dell, BU ‘15

Jenny Dell, BU ‘15, husband Clay and big sister Lilly welcomed James Parker Dell on Sept. 17. Dell, previously Brenau’s alumni director, is director of advancement at Thomasville Center for the Arts and marketing director of THOM magazine in Thomasville, Georgia.

Aisha Ndiaya, WC ‘16

Aisha Ndiaya, WC ‘16, has been accepted to Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica.

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