Class Notes - October 2020
Will Dichtel '96 has been named the 2020 Laureate in Chemistry of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists for pioneering methods to create novel, porous materials from simple, carbon-based building blocks. Congratulations to Dr. Dichtel on this huge honor!
Dr. Bette Kaufman McNamara ’97, and her husband, Dr. Robert S. McNamara, are thrilled to announce the arrival of William Brendan on 8/4/20. William joins big siblings, Belle ‘30 and Bo Jack. He is the nephew of Dr. Bill Kaufman ‘02.
Congratulations to Claiborne Fletcher ‘09 and her husband Matt Montgomery! They were married on January 18, 2020 in Roanoke with Farrell Irons ‘09 serving as Claiborne’s Maid of Honor.
Congratulations to Will Stephenson ‘10 and his wife Ann! They were married on September 26, 2020 in Roaring Gap, NC. Will’s sister, Seely ‘08, served as a bridesmaid, and Gavin Hollingsworth ‘10 and Alex Strain ‘12 both served as groomsmen.
Congratulations to Reagan Robey ‘11 and Whit Brown ‘06! They were married in a small ceremony at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA on July 11, 2020.
Congratulations to JB Mitchell ‘11 and his wife Keri! They were married on June 13, 2020 in Peachtree City, GA!
Congratulations to Miranda Clarke ‘12 and her fiancé Andrew on their recent engagement!
A huge congratulations to Alexandra Martin ‘12 and Clark Crutchfield on their recent engagement!
A huge congratulations to Paul Ross ‘12 and Katherine Proctor on their recent engagement!
Congratulations to Paul Smith ‘12 for being named to the All-Decade team for Concord University Football!
Congratulations to Rachael Wright ‘12 and her fiancé, Scott, on their recent engagement!
Congratulations to Laura Warren ‘13 and her fiancé Ryan on their recent engagement!
Congratulations to Hart Semler ‘15 and his fiancée, Lily, on their recent engagement!
Melissa "Sage" Vilgats ‘15 has been accepted to Ross University school of Veterinary Medicine! She began her challenging studies this fall.
After her first year majoring in construction management at VT, Claudia Morgan ‘19 took a tour of the renovations at North Cross before starting a summer internship at Hourigan Construction in Richmond.
Lainey Auwarter ‘19, Sophia Kelley ‘19, and their fellow Grandin Film Lab students have won a very prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Science Capital Emmy Award in the Best High School Long-Form Fiction category for their film “Hourglass”! Lainey was the producer on the film, and Sophia was the editor. “Hourglass” also won Best Narrative Student Film at Longleaf Film Festival in Raleigh, NC in early May!
We are sad to share that Thomas Nganele ‘14 passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in New York City. He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Hagan, MD, his father, David Nganele PhD, MBA, his sisters Julie Nganele and Marie Nganale ‘11, his stepfather, Robert Hagan, stepbrother, Bobby Hagan, and stepsister, Sarah Hagan.
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