Winter 2012-13

Melinda Wyatt Cooper, WC ’00

Melinda Wyatt Cooper, WC ’00, has moved to Des Moines, Iowa.  Her new address is 1116 Herold Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315.  She would love to hear from everyone.  Her e-mail address is

Ya’Sheaka S. Campbell, WC ’00

Ya’Sheaka S. Campbell, WC ’00, has been named by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top workers’ compensation attorneys in Florida and rated a “Rising Star” in Florida 2012.  Super Lawyer designation is based on a rigorous multidisciplinary selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers and an independent evaluation of candidates […]

Staci Newsome, EWC ’97

Staci Newsome, EWC ’97, recently accepted the position of chief financial officer of the Habersham County School System. She worked previously at Pioneer RESA for 11 years as the finance director and as the financial officer in Banks County for six years. Staci looks forward to returning to the county where she grew up and […]

Brian Voye, EWC ’93

Brian Voye, EWC ’93, served a total of 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He entered Jan. 22, 1985, and served about nine years before transferring to the Navy Reserve in 1995. He stayed in the reserve for the remainder of his time, except for two activations. His first activation was right after 9/11, and […]

Rosanne Chastain Short, WC ’90, EWC ’06

Rosanne Chastain Short, WC ’90, EWC ’06, was published in the The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book: Singin’, Praisin’, Raisin’. A former student in the nationally renowned Foxfire program, she recounts how she uses the approach of interviewing family elders in her adjunct teaching of interpersonal communication to undergraduate students. Short was awarded the prestigious Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce Silver […]

Marian Strong Tomblin, WC ’84

Marian Strong Tomblin, WC ’84, and her book, Fly-in Fox Tails, were featured in the ONE Short series commissioned by Florida’s premiere PBS station, WUCF. The book began as a collaboration between Tomblin and her editor, who wanted to learn more about wild foxes she had seen living on an airport runway. Marian has written […]

Pastor Claude D. Porter, EWC ’84

Pastor Claude D. Porter, EWC ’84, was appointed pastor of Visions of Life Baptist Church on April 22.  Visions of Life Baptist Church is located at 831 Woods Drive, Atlanta, GA  30318. Porter has a strong commitment to the church and the community.  He was licensed in 1989 and ordained in 1991 within the Baptist […]

Jeanne McEachern Hyder, WC ’84

Jeanne McEachern Hyder, WC ’84, now lives at 32 Conifer Lane, Augusta, GA 30909.

Steve Lamb, EWC ’83

Steve Lamb, EWC ’83, graduated from Brenau with a Bachelor of Science in public administration. He has recently taken the position of regional managing partner with WISE MD’s. He is a partner covering the state of Georgia. Located just south of Atlanta, his company name is WISE Lamb.

Carol McManus, EWC ’82

Carol McManus, EWC ’82, recently accepted the position of program director for the associate’s degree in nursing program now being developed at North Georgia Technical College. This proposed ASN program will be a direct path to registered nursing and is a direct result of growing student demand for allied health training, job availability and projected […]