Summer 2014

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 […]

Shannon Eldridge Yaskiewicz, WC ’97

Shannon Eldridge Yaskiewicz,  WC ’97, joyously reports that her 10-year-old son, Cainan, ended his three-and-a-half-year chemo treatment this year and has beaten cancer. The entire family went to Charlotte, North Carolina, and met NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt, Jr., for Cainan’s Make-a-Wish.

Susan Smiley-Height, WC ’91

Susan Smiley-Height, WC ’91, recently advanced from assistant city editor to local news editor at the Ocala Star-Banner. The Florida newspaper and Ocala.com website are part of the Halifax Media Group, which has more than 3,000 employees at media outlets around the country.

Rear Adm. Patricia Wolfe, BU ’87

Rear Adm. Patricia Wolfe, BU ’87, retired from the Navy after 32 years of service on Sept. 20, 2013. Prior to retirement, she served as the director of the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force since October 2011 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Wolfe’s Navy career began in 1981 when she received her commission through the […]

Angela Alexander Mayson, WC ’85

Angela Alexander Mayson,  WC ’85, recently released her first book titled No Regrets. She co-authored the book with her brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Mayson. By sharing their intimate stories of their struggles with life, the authors tell the reader what happened as they learned to lean on God. Dr. Mayson has been wrongly convicted and imprisoned. […]

Clare H. Lewis, WC ’84

Clare H. Lewis, WC ’84, recently moved back to Calhoun, Georgia, where she now works in her dream job as the manager of Calhoun’s GEM Theatre, a recently restored performing arts venue in her hometown. You can learn more about the GEM at calhoungem.org. Clare would love to hear from former classmates and see fellow […]

Ronda Rich Tinker, WC ’83

Ronda Rich Tinker, WC ’83,  announced the completed production of the movie based on her best-selling novel, The Town That Came A-Courtin’. Production began early August 2013 in Vancouver with stars Valerie Harper, Lauren Holly, Cameron Bancroft and Lucie Guest. The film premiered Jan. 19 on the UP network.

Carolina Rucks Alsaedi, WC ’83

Carolina Rucks Alsaedi, WC ’83, married her best friend on September 7, 2013. Shortly after, Sandy Sol Brugal, WC ’83, traveled from El Salvador to reunite with Alsaedi, and the two enjoyed visiting Brenau, Riverside Academy, and Helen, Georgia. They hope to reunite with good friends Rosita Martinez, WC ’84, and Suha Lallas, WC ’84, […]

Gale Cramer McKibbon, WC ’81, Bob Swoszowski

Gale Cramer McKibbon, WC ’81, received the Workhorse Award from the Gainesville, Georgia, Arts Council at the Smithgall Arts Center during its 2013 Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Bob Swoszowski, a Brenau trustee, also received the Corporate Friend of the Arts Award.

Cindy Thompson Breedlove, WC ’80

Cindy Thompson Breedlove,  WC ’80, was recognized in August 2013 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany by Gen. Mark Welsh III, chief of staff of the Air Force, for her 32 years of serving Air Force families.

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