Summer 2015

Cheryl Trautmann Boop, WC ’00

Cheryl Trautmann Boop, WC ’00, has been appointed to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Commission on Practice.

John Uprichard, BU ’97

John Uprichard, BU ’97, is the president and CEO of Find Great People, Intl., which was named the 15th-best place to work in South Carolina. This is the fourth time FGP has made the rankings in the eight-year history of the list. Find Great People is a purpose-driven, client-focused company that provides executive search, professional staffing, IT staffing and consulting and HR consulting and outplacement services. […]

Diana Bjorkman Wade, A ‘97

Diana Bjorkman Wade, A ‘97, recently completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in special education at the University of Kansas. This program focused on secondary special education and transition, and her dissertation was titled Development and Validation of the Transition Coordinators Survey. Wade currently lives in Winter Park, Florida.

Ashley Longshore, A ’93

Ashley Longshore, A ’93, was featured in the August issue of Elle magazine. Longshore is a Louisiana-based artist and entrepreneur whose paintings have been compared to the artwork of Andy Warhol. You can see her work at

Laura Callahan, BU ’93,

Laura Callahan, BU ’93, has been named principal of Ivy Creek Elementary School. Callahan previously served as assistant principal at Freeman’s Mill Elementary. She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Brenau and a master’s degree in administration and policy from the University of Georgia. Callahan began her teaching career in 1991 as a paraprofessional at Shiloh Elementary, and has also served as a […]

Candi Dobbs Watson, WC ’90

Candi Dobbs Watson, WC ’90, was given the President’s Service award as the communications coordinator working for the past 15 years at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida. LHPS is the fifth-largest independent school in the nation. Watson is the editor of the school magazine, in charge of publicity, social media and photography for the school.

Dr. Glen Laman, BU ’90

Dr. Glen Laman, BU ’90, has written his first book, Jamaican Entrepreneurship, which explores the achievements of 15 outstanding Jamaicans and their divergent paths to success.

Dana Boyd Barr, WC ’87

Dana Boyd Barr, WC ’87, was one of 137 researchers in environment/ecology to make Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014.

Suha Lallas, WC ’84

Suha Lallas, WC ’84, was featured in the June edition of Home Magazine, published in Jordan, for her work with visually impaired children. The Art for the Blind project has now worked with some 300 students, with between six and 25 pupils attending each workshop. The classes work with children between the ages of 10 and 18, largely from the Zarqa area. More […]

Linda Tanner Banks, WC ’70

Linda Tanner Banks, WC ’70, is thoroughly enjoying her retirement after 30 years in the legal field. Retirement has presented many more opportunities to bond with her grandchildren and to travel extensively, both foreign and domestic. Brenau still maintains a special place in Linda’s heart, not only on an educational level, but also because of the wonderful friendships cultivated while she was there. Linda would […]