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  1. Jacqueline Craven (B.S.’73/E) published a book, “Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters” with Brick Road Poetry Press, which traces a writer’s search for hidden messages in her mother’s surrealistic paintings. She is also the author of “Our Lives Became Unmanageable,” which won Omnidawn’s Fabulist Fiction Award. She lives in upstate New York and Cocoa Beach, Fla., and her website is JackieCraven.com.

    Submitted on Oct 17, 2018
  2. Harold Greenwald (B.M.’82/A) completed 35 years of service at VCU. He received the VCU President’s Award for Service Excellence in October 2018.

    Submitted on Oct 12, 2018
  3. Renee Letourneau (B.S.’02/GPA; M.S.’04/GPA) worked with Prince William County Police as a police officer for 12 years. She served on patrol for six years, a short time as a detective in the physical abuse unit and five years in the forensic services section. She worked approximately 30 homicide scenes and violent crime scenes.

    Submitted on Oct 9, 2018
  4. Lawrence Becker (B.S.’90/B; M.B.A.’00/B) plans to retire from the U.S. Army in 2019, after 32 years of service.

    Submitted on Oct 6, 2018
  5. Patricia Mehle (B.S.’12/B) has been working with the gig-economy app TaskRabbit, owned by IKEA, since December 2017, in a role focused primarily on the acquisition of Taskers in new markets.

    Submitted on Sep 25, 2018
  6. Carole H. S. Miles, Ed.D. (M.A.E.’71/A) is retired and working part-time as an artist and designer.

    Submitted on Sep 12, 2018
  7. Erik Laursen, Ph.D. (M.Ed.’86/E; Ph.D.’96/E), published “Intentional Responsive Adult Practices: Supporting Kids to Not Only Overcome Adversity but to Thrive.”

    Submitted on Sep 8, 2018
  8. Amanda Zack Lopez (B.S.’14/MC; M.S.’15/MC) married Max Lopez (B.A.’13/H&S) on March 25, 2018.

    Submitted on Sep 6, 2018
  9. Keith Cummings (M.F.A.'96/A) retired from Pennsylvania State University with 20 years of service and is currently a lecturer at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

    Submitted on Sep 3, 2018
  10. William Simpson Jr. (M.B.A.'98/B) and his wife, Terri, have been property owners on St. Simons Island, Ga., since 2006. They fell in love with the Golden Isles the first time they visited. In 2013, they moved to the island full time. Simpson retired in 2016 after a successful 32-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. His wife also retired early in 2015 after a successful career in the insurance industry. During their careers, they relocated many times, buying and selling 11 homes in a 29-year period. Based on that experience, the couple formed the Simpson Team and are enjoying selling real estate for DeLoach Sotheby's International Realty on the Golden Isles of Georgia. When not working, they enjoy tennis, golf and walking their two standard poodles. They have two grandchildren and are active members of St. Simons Island Presbyterian Church, where they volunteer in a youth mentoring program named Positive Adult Leadership and also at a local soup kitchen. Simpson also serves on the Glynn County Alzheimer's Foundation Annual Walk Planning Committee.

    Submitted on Aug 29, 2018

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