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James B. Brown completed a bike ride across America, finishing in Surfside Beach in July. The ride was in memory of Ashley Gaines, who passed away with cancer in 2008, to raise money for the Ashley G. Charitable Foundation (ashleygfoundation.com).



Staci “Michelle” Swindle Pardue 

works as an account manager for ProspectEngage in Folly Beach, S.C. She and her husband, William Pardue, were married on April 10, 2010, and live in Folly Beach.



Robert Richard Langston lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife of 16 years, Julie, and their two sons Wesley, age 8, and Ryan, age 6. He has a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in therapy (marriage, family, couples and individuals). He currently has his own private practice as a registered marriage and family therapist, which he started in 2003.



Maurita Corcoran is gaining national fame for her book A House Interrupted: A Wife’s Story of Recovering from Her Husband’s Sex Addiction, which is based on her own experience with a sex-addicted spouse. She has appeared on several radio and television programs in the Washington, D.C., and Boston areas. Maurita and her family live in the Surfside Beach area.


Brian Loskill earned a bachelor’s degree in physical assistance from the Medical University of South Carolina. He now works as a physician assistant at Carolina Health Specialists. He married Chontel Lawlor in 2006, and they have a son, Patrick Charles Martin Loskill, born Oct. 19, 2011.



Todd Hajduk was named general manager and director of golf at TPC Deere Run golf course in February 2012. He was previously with TPC Las Vegas. He is the youngest general manager in the TPC network.


Stephanie Foote has been selected to serve as editor of the Journal of College Orientation and Transition. She is an associate professor of education in the Department of First-Year Programs at Kennesaw State University. She is married to Jason Palfcan.



Benjamin Hill earned a Ph.D. and now works as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Alabama.


Nicole King recently published a book called Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina’s Tourism Industry (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). The book analyzes the social histories of two of South Carolina’s local tourist sites, South of the Border and Atlantic Beach.


Janet Lawrence-Patten is the new principal of Aynor High School. Previously she worked as assistant principal at North Myrtle Beach High School for two years. She has been working with Horry County Schools since 1999 as a teacher, curriculum coach and administrator.


Brandi Jackson Ritter and her husband, Justin, announce the birth of their son, Harrison Blake Ritter, born on Nov. 16, 2011, at 6 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 ½ inches long.



Jolene Williams has been elected to the Big South Hall of Fame in honor of her successful cross country and track career. She will be the 16th Chanticleer to receive this honor. She was inducted into CCU’s George F. “Buddy” Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.



Daniel Sine and Michelle Ponsler were married in Myrtle Beach in August. Dan is a realtor for Dunes Realty Sales in Garden City, and Michelle works as a physical therapist for NextStep Rehabilitation Services. Dan also serves on the CCU Alumni Board of Directors.


Jennifer Borsuk Thomas is an analytics consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Charlotte, N.C. She married Dustin Thomas on April 28, 2006. They welcomed their first child, Cooper Grayson Thomas, on May 30, 2011. The family lives in Fort Mill.



Stephen Hartley is head of the Historic Preservation Program at Savannah Technical College.



Becky Abell joined the United States Army as a second lieutenant after graduating from CCU. In 2007, she earned a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She then went active duty as a captain stationed in San Antonio, Texas, doing a residency for emergency medicine. She finished her residency in 2010 and was stationed at the 121 Combat Support Hospital in South Korea as director of EMS and toxicology. In 2011 she obtained her board certificate and began teaching wilderness medicine and survival for Outworld Medical Rescue Services in Belize. She and her husband, Scott Abell, have two children, Madison, 13, and James, 6.


Jennifer Hess Graham and Benjamin P. Graham ’08  were married in Albany, N.Y., on April 28, 2012. They live in Charleston. She has accepted a faculty job at Trident Technical College in Charleston teaching English.


Richard Y. Odame recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base where he also earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is an Air Force Airman 1st Class.


Clifton Parker was named director of photography for Columbia Style Week in June 2012. He is also the creative director for the design company Ellev as well as the principal photographer for his own company, CliftonParker.com.



Amber Campbell made her second Olympics appearance this past summer in London. She placed 13th in the women’s hammer throw. She owns the third-farthest weight throw in American history.


Nishant Verma and Reema Kamo were married in April after being together for 10 years. Both currently work as senior analysts in the tri-state area (N.Y., N.J., Conn.). They live in New Jersey.



Sarah Briggs is a psychology professor at Trident Technical College. She is married to Sean Briggs, and they live in Folly Beach with their daughter, Katie.


Melissa Huelsman earned a Ph.D. in counseling and educational psychology with an emphasis in counselor education supervision from the University of Nevada in Reno.


Rachel Kennedy recently earned a master’s degree in public health from New York University. She is working in the Research and Evaluation Department at the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn.


Kristine “Krissy” Schuck was married to Neal de Groot on Oct. 1, 2011, with a theater-themed wedding at the Mask and Wig Club in Philadelphia. The couple met five years ago at the Walnut Street Theatre, where Krissy works as the associate ticketing services manager and Neal is a carpenter. They live in Philadelphia.



Eugene Bellamy Jr. recently graduated from the Master of Education Leadership program at Florida A&M University. He was also one of four chosen to participate in the Santa Barbara/Florida A&M University Educational Evaluation Research Scholars program this past summer at the University of California.


Heather Eberlin is the district manager at Primerica Financial Services in Myrtle Beach.



Ebony Brown and Michael Hills welcomed their new son, Michael Kingston Hills-Dearing, on July 2, 2011.


Todd Hausmann and Kristen Whiting were married Oct. 10, 2009, and live in Greenville.


Erik McKee and Katie Cogner ’09 were married in 2011 and now live in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Jeremy Withers recently opened a financial planning and insurance partnership company, Atlantic Coast Advisory Group, in Myrtle Beach. The company’s website was designed by CCU alumnus Thomas Sugishita ’08, who also has his own marketing and public relations company in the area.



Avette Brown, an assistant registrar at CCU, has recently published her first book …Cause I’m Me! It is a memoir about how she has endured a life of being bullied since a young age. She has also started her own company, Burgeon Empowerment, which focuses on the empowerment of women. 


Joseph Carter was married to DeAndra Carter on May 16, 2011. The couple has a son, Christian Carter, born on April 15, 2011. Joseph is in the U.S. Air Force.


Sean Clemmensen was hired as the assistant volleyball coach for the University of Montevallo in August 2012. While a student at CCU, he was the founder and president of the men’s volleyball club team and served as the volunteer coach for the men’s and women’s club volleyball teams. He earned an MBA from Berry College in 2011.


Kimberly Daniel completed her master’s degree in arts administration in 2010 at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the communications manager at the Fund for Theological Education, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta, Ga.


Matthew Fowler published his first novel, Ezra Sound: How I Became a Giant, a story set in a magical world. Fowler was the first graduate of the Master of Arts in Writing program, graduating in December 2011.


Benjamin P. Graham 

(See Class of 2003)


Jael Laborn is a senior airman in the United States Air Force. He is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a public affairs broadcaster working at the headquarters building at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.


RaLonda Tiona Lee won the title of Miss Black South Carolina USA 2012.


Joseph James Schumann earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on May 18, 2012. He is planning to begin a family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha, Wis.


Daniel Skipper and Jessica McCracken  ’09 were married on May 29, 2010. They live in Harrogate, Tenn.


Thomas Sugishita  

(See Class of 2007)



Katie Cogner  

(See Class of 2007)

Holly Crown, who earned an MBA from CCU, has been employed at WebsterRogers in Georgetown since 2006 and recently completed requirements for the CPA designation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Winthrop University.


Casey Hornung works as the athletic equipment assistant at North Dakota State University. He and Macy Martin married on June 30, 2012.


Vincent Serio and Sarah Sylvestre  ’10 were recently engaged. Sarah is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Ithaca College, and Vincent is working as a leasing consultant in the Cornell University area.


Adam Sewell and Ashley Nicolle Frederick  ’11 were married on May 29, 2011. They live in Henderson, N.C. 



Amber Boozer works as the lead therapist for the Early Autism Project Inc. in the lowcountry area of South Carolina. She is also in the process of getting her board certification to become a behavior analyst.


Alexander Emerson is working as a game day staffer for the Atlanta Braves. He was named Employee of the Month in April 2012.


Jose Iglesias and wife Alyson were married on Nov. 12, 2011, in Conway. The couple was featured on the cover of 843 Magazine, published by The Sun News. They live in Miami. 


Karsten Krauss is in his final semester at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., where he is working on his master’s degree in biblical studies.


Sarah Sylvestre    

(See Class of 2009)


Patricia Trombly was recently promoted to the position of senior staff accountant at the Myrtle Beach office of WebsterRogers.

She has been with the company since January 2011.



Christopher Adrian began working as the program coordinator for the City of Conway Parks, Recreation and Tourism in January 2012. He lives in Myrtle Beach


Patrick Doring, a game designer with City State Entertainment, is looking forward to the release of the first production he has worked on, called The March on Oz, scheduled for release in December 2012.


Ashley Nicolle Frederick     

(See Class of 2009)


Brooke Heill moved to Thailand in July 2012. She will teach English in Bangkok for the next year.


Brett Hoffman was the campaign manager for Jim Mader’s campaign for the 7th District Congressional seat.


Lauren Moore is currently attending Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville.


Brittany Rockwell is pursuing a master’s degree in applied psychology with a clinical/counseling specialization at Francis Marion University.


Travis Worthy is working for Tom Rice’s 7th District Congressional campaign.



Mary “Carrie” Eberly is an auditor for the South Carolina Office of the State Auditor. She was also the first graduating senior to receive CCU’s new Haven Hart Impact Award in 2012.


Makoto Hirata is working as the military new student adviser at Southern New Hampshire University, where he is also pursuing an MBA.


Jessica Humenik is enrolled in the Campbell University School of Pharmacy.


Alexandra Tamburro was presented with a Bronze Congressional Award Medal in August 2012 for her service with AmeriCorps NCCC. The award was presented by U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna of New York at the Frankfort, N.Y., Town Hall. Tamburro worked for AmeriCorps Disaster Relief in Joplin, Mo.; City Impact Church Restoration in Madison, Ala.; Wildlands Restoration in Boulder, Colo.; Piton Foundation’s Tax Help Colorado in Denver, Colo.; and Project Homecoming in New Orleans, La. She now lives in central New York where she recently accepted a position with the Department of Labor.





Danny Lawrence Linton ’79

Tobrina “Kelli” Jo Bailey ’08

James Baker Jr. ’95