Summer 2014

Rebecca Cantrell Hanik, WC ’04

Rebecca Cantrell Hanik, WC ’04, and husband Tim welcomed their first child, Adelaide Eve Hanik, on July 22, 2013. Addi weighed 8 pounds, and she was 20 inches long. Rebecca and Tim are loving parenthood so far.

Rachel Roe, WC’03

Rachel Roe, WC ’03, accepted a new position on Dec. 1, 2013, at Ford Motor Company headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. She now serves as the Lincoln communications launch coordinator and works with both the marketing and communications teams on launching new Lincoln products in North America and China.

Paula Ogletree, WC ’03,

Paula Ogletree, WC ’03, was engaged on Feb. 14, 2013, and married Terry Clark on April 25 in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Jillian Forest Peterman, WC ’02

Jillian Forest Peterman, WC ’02,  has been working for Gwinnett county public schools for the past 12 years as a teacher. She recently was selected from 292 applicants for participation in the county aspiring leadership academy, which gives training to teachers to prepare for possible leadership or administrative positions.

Dana Woodburn Rooks, WC ’02

Dana Woodburn Rooks, WC ’02,  was named the new site coordinator for the GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta location. GiGi’s Playhouse is a Down syndrome awareness center that offers free therapeutic and educational programs to individuals with Down syndrome. Rooks says GiGi’s Atlanta would welcome Brenau alumni as volunteers. Visit for more information.

Tami Williams Lee, WC ’02

Tami Williams Lee, WC ’02,  director of university events at Brenau University, has earned the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International. Lee was recognized at the association’s annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, on March 19, 2013. The Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification Program was established […]

J. Myron Faircloth, BU ’02

J. Myron Faircloth, BU ’02, was recently selected as a member of the second class of the State Bar of Georgia’s Citizens Advisory Council. Faircloth was nominated by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

Sarah Adams, WC ’02

Sarah Adams, WC ’02, professor of graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design, was named the 2013 Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty by the Instructional Technology Council.

Candace Cain Williams, WC ’97,

Candace Cain Williams, WC ’97,  recently picked up honors as one of the 2014 Rising Stars listed in Georgia’s Super Lawyers Magazine. She currently works at Coleman, Chambers & Rogers in Gainesville, Georgia, representing clients in all areas of family law. Williams earned her law degree with distinction from Mississippi College School of Law. Williams […]

Rebecca Barnett Yoder, WC ’97

Rebecca Barnett Yoder, WC ’97,  published her article, “Borrowing Craft, Owning Style” in the Fall 2012 edition of South Carolina English Teacher. SCET is a blind-reviewed journal that features articles, commentary and creative works of English teachers and researchers. Rebecca also recently served as a regional adjudication coordinator for Scholastic’s Alliance of Young Artists and […]

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