Connections: Winter 2017


Richard J. Richardson, former provost and vice chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had a distinguished lecture series established in his honor. The inaugural Richardson Lecture was given by Dr. Aziz Sancar, 2015 Nobel Prize recipient in chemistry. (220 Carolina Meadows Villa, Chapel Hill, NC 27517)


Scott Conner has been appointed to the crisis negotiation section of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team. He also is a crisis intervention team deputy sheriff. Aside from law enforcement, he provides counseling, consultation and training as a military and family life counselor at Kirtland Air Force Base and recently returned from an overseas assignment serving U.S. Air Force personnel and their families. He and his wife, Karen, have two children, Chanelle (’11) and Nicholas. (7100 Eagle Mesa Road N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87113)


Dawn McKamey Gentry earned a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary as well as receiving the Excellence in Christian Education Award in May 2016. She is an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Nebraska Christian College. She and her husband, James, have two children. (509 W. Poplar, Johnson City, TN 37604)


Rebecca Shannon Dorris received the Show Hope 11:1 Award. Based on Hebrews 11, the award is in recognition of faithful obedience to reflect God’s love to orphaned and vulnerable children. For 14 years, Rebecca and her husband, Charles, have been involved in orphan care in China, gathering and sending needed medical supplies to five care centers. They have three daughters. (6101 Johnson Chapel Road, Brentwood, TN 37027)


Aven Dunlap Humphreys received her master’s in education with an emphasis on higher education student services from Abilene Christian University. (54 Mallory Drive, Jackson, TN 38305)


Poppy O’Guin Steele started Sign Club Co., a nonprofit to help deaf children who have been abused. Her book, Deaf in a City of Music, brings awareness to the abuse of deaf children. She and her husband, Chris, have two children, Portia and Ruth. (1108 Belvedere Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066)


Amanda Bawcom married Todd Bergeson on July 30, 2016. Amanda is a pediatric nurse practitioner in genetics at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Todd works in engineering and manufacturing. (956 Sapphire Way, Superior, CO 80027)

Darren Beachy recently obtained provisional associate certified chaplain from the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is the staff chaplain at Aurora Medical Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (816 S. Madison St., Chilton, WI 53014)


Brent Coffey has been awarded Federal Computer Week magazine’s 2016 Rising Star Award for his outsized impact to the field of biomedical informatics. (518 Jacala Terrace, Rockville, MD 20850)

Kathryn George Hamilton was recently named as one of “50 Under 40” best-in-class young commercial real estate executives by Real Estate Forum magazine. She is vice president of communication for NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association. Leading the association’s rebranding is among her biggest achievements. (4708 Lewis Woods Court, Chantilly, VA 20151)


Laura Hamilton was named Teacher of the Year for Stehlik Intermediate School in Houston. She was then named Teacher of the Year for Aldine Independent School District as well as for Region 4, the greater Houston area. She teaches sixth-grade language arts. (124 North St., Houston, Texas 77009)


Tiffany Self married Michael Vicars on May 29, 2016. Tiffany is a consultant pharmacist with PCA Pharmacy. Michael is an intravenous pharmacy technician at University of Louisville Hospital. (10316 Long Barn Court, Louisville, KY 40291)


Mark Adams earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Lipscomb University in May 2016. His dissertation was titled, “Short-Term Missions and Missional Formation at the Kings Crossing Church of Christ.” Mark is the minister at Kings Crossing Church of Christ. His wife, Carolina Bañuelos, works remotely as a marketing strategist for Broadman & Holman Publishers. (5901 Yorktown Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78414)

Jonathan and Brandie Wilson Reynolds announce the birth of a son, Wright Wynn, July 28, 2016. They have three other sons, Wallace, Warren and Wilson. Jonathan is treasurer for El Dorado & Wesson Railway, and Brandie is a homemaker. (1620 O’Rear Road, El Dorado, AR 71730)


Timothy (’02) and Cassie Gilliam Anderson
announce the birth of a daughter, Landry Rae, Dec. 6, 2015. Timothy earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing science from Central Methodist University in May 2016. He is a registered nurse for SSM Health Saint Mary’s in Jefferson City, Missouri. (10919 Schiebel Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043)

Robert (’05) and Lauren Younger Conn IV announce the birth of a daughter, Cora Snow, June 22, 2016. They also have a son, Robert Quinn. Robert is a Latin and history teacher at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, and Lauren is a senior tax manager and attorney at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (3504 S.W. Eighth St., Bentonville, AR 72712)

Jon (’03) and Hailee Augsburger Ireland announce the birth of a daughter, Gemma Dillon, May 24, 2016. Jon is head men’s soccer coach at Harding, and Hailee is a pediatric nurse practitioner at PrimeCare. They have two other children, Finn and Pippa. (Harding University, Box 10051, Searcy, AR 72149)


Justin (HST ’14) and Mary Ellen Legg White announce the birth of a son, Jameson Charles, Aug. 11, 2016. Justin is a quality technician at Electrolux, and Mary Ellen is a speech-language pathologist. (1384 Whiting St., Memphis, TN 38117)

Phillip (’06) and Amy Eichman White are working with Healing Hands International to dig a well in Ethiopia in honor of their adopted son, Akiya Daniel, who died Aug. 5, 2016, from cholera. Phil is a manufacturing manager, and Amy is a homemaker. They have another son, Isaac. (481 Whispering Oak Circle, Chapin, SC 29036)


Chad and Betsy Glover Dawson announce the birth of a son, Caden James, April 15, 2016. They have another son, Kyler. Chad is a chiropractor at Natural State Health Center, and Betsy is a homemaker. (208 McDaniel St., Lowell, AR 72745)


Todd and Rachel Candy Sparks announce the birth of a daughter, Marjorie Neal, Feb. 24, 2016. Rachel is a teacher with Germantown Municipal School District. (143 Alexander St., Memphis, TN 38111)


James (’12) and Taylor Lake Kee announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Louise, Nov. 1, 2016. James is an orthopaedic research fellow at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Taylor is a speech-language pathologist. (5619 P St., Little Rock, AR 72207)

Katrina Miller married James Casterline on June 25, 2016. Katrina is a registered nurse with Genesis Healthcare System. (69124 Mount Hermon Road, Cambridge, OH 43725)


David (’12) and Britni Camarata Schilling announce the birth of a son, Liam, June 21, 2015. (5206 Pelahatchia Way, Knoxville, TN 37912)


Chloé Savage married Luke Hoffmann (’14) April 16, 2016. Chloe is assistant for alumni relations at Lipscomb University, and Luke is a technical consultant and developer for InfoWorks in Nashville, Tennessee. (7013 Sonya Drive, Nashville, TN, 37209)

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