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Jason Edenfield, 2000:  Jason and former Brewton-Parker student, Amber Skye Kicklighter were married Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Guido Gardens in Metter, Georgia.  He also is a May 2008 candidate for graduation to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from The University of Georgia. 

Kristopher, 2000 and Kathryn (Martin) Fletcher, 2001:  Kristopher and Kathryn are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Konrad Michael Fletcher born January 19, 2008.  Kristopher is currently employed with the GA Department of Corrections and Kathryn is employed as a CPA at Draffin & Tucker, LLP in Albany, GA.

Steven Igarashi, 2000: Steven is proud of the work that he continues to do with the Atlanta Cotillion - a fundraising effort for AID Atlanta. Ending Steven's second year with the group, the Atlanta Cotillion raised $104,000 - all of which benefits AID Atlanta. Steven is proud to contribute his time to such a worthy cause.

Jodi (Haltiwanger) Kelley, 2000: Jodi recently completed The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The 26.2 mile run was her first full marathon. She is currently training for a Triathlon to be completed in the summer that will benefit individuals with Leukemia and Lymphoma.  Jodi and her husband Seth (2000), reside in Jacksonville, Florida.

Michelle Samuel (now Samuel-Foo), 2000: Michelle recently earned her doctorate of philosophy in entomology from the University of Georgia (12/2008). She has since accepted a position with the University of Florida where she serves as the Southern Regional Field Coordinator for the IR-4 minor pesticide use program. She is married to Cornell Foo (2000), and the BPC alums have 2 boys Yohan 6 and Oliver 2.

Rebecca (Moore) Williams, 2000: Rebecca and her husband Jason would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Kate Williams.  She was born on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 2:41 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs and 4 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long.  Rebecca is now a stay-at-home-mom and having a wonderful time with Anna.  Anna is Rebecca and Jason's first child and they love being parents! 

Anna Kate Williams, 1/25/2008, 5 months old.

                                    

Mark, 2001 and Laura (Jones) Acree, 2000: Mark Acree and Laura Jones were married on July 15, 2006. Mark works with students who are visually impaired and have multiple disabilities at the Georgia Academy for the Blind. Mark was recently accepted and is now a current student at Luther Rice Seminary working on a Master of Divinity degree. Laura works as a file clerk at Associates of Ophthalmology.  Both Mark and Laura are very active at their church, Lizella Baptist Church. Laura is in the Choir and on the missions committee as well as a volunteer for the youth ministry. Mark participates with church Basketball, Softball and helps with the youth ministry as well as aid in teaching and visitation for the Young married Sunday School class. They reside in Macon with their 3 dogs Molly, Houdini, and Shadow.

Kathryn Martin Fletcher, 2001 and Kristopher Fletcher, 2000: Kristopher and Kathryn are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, Kaelyn Maddox Fletcher born March 4, 2010.  Kristopher is currently employed with Albany Technical College and Kathryn is employed as a CPA at Draffin & Tucker, LLP.  They moved to the Atlanta area in January 2012.


Clark Dailey, 2001: Clark and his wife Susan are awaiting the birth of their first child, due in August 2008.

Cornell Foo, 2000: Cornell completed his MS in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia in Dec 2008 also and was recently accepted into the sports management doctoral program at the University of Florida. He is married to Michelle Samuel-Foo (2000), and the BPC alums have 2 boys Yohan 6 and Oliver 2.

Elizabeth Ansley Hickox, 2000: Jonathan and Ansley Hickox welcomed a son, Harrison Caleb Hickox, on June 3, 2009, and he joined sister Madison (8) and brother Camden (4). Ansley graduated from BPC in 2000 with a degree in Communications.

Rajyeshwari Ghosh, 2001:  Rajyeshwari writes as a freelance writer from her home in New Jersey.  Her recent article about her education at BPC was published in one of the leading newspapers in India, The Times of India Group.  She is employed as a Technology/Management Consultant with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), previously working on Wall Street as a business analyst with NYSE Regulation Division.

Emily (Reems) Meadows, 2001:  Emily graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in May 2006.  She is currently serving as Children's Minister at First Baptist Church of Barnesville, GA.  She recently got married to Patrick Meadows of Senoia, GA. on November 4, 2006.  They are expecting their first born son, in late September.

Jose Caraballo, 2002:  Jose recently accepted the position of Head Men's Soccer Coach for the Barons at Brewton-Parker College.

James Earnest "Ernie" Cowart, 2002: Ernie was recently hired at the Assistant Director of the Veterans Cemetery in Glennville, GA.

Nathan Finn, 2002:  Nathan just recently wrote an interesting article on the original "Articles of Faith" of the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Laurens County, Georgia.  To read more concerning this interesting subject and see what he concluded, click here.

Regina Wood, 2002:  Regina is currently the Instructor of Learning Assistance at Brewton-Parker College.

David Akin, 2003: David currently lives in Athens and is employed at UGA in the Athletic Department.

Chris, 2003 & Mary (Wilson) Brown, 2006:  Chris works at Books-A-Million in Savannah, GA. as a Receiving Specialist.  Mary is presently teaching at Liberty Elementary School in Midway, GA.  They are expecting a baby girl in June. 

Julie (Thompson) Klausman, 2003:  Julie was hired by LandDesign, an urban planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture company, as a project assistant in Charlotte, NC.  Her husband, David, also works for LandDesign as a civil engineer.  The couple has an infant son, named Matthew.  They live in Charlotte.

Julie Thompson Klausman, 2003

 

Rachel (Hendrix) Nobles, 2003:  Rachel got married in April of 2006. She is currently working on her doctorate in educational administration at Georgia Southern University.  She was just selected as Bradwell Institute's Teacher of the Year.

Jason Teal, 2003:  Jason is currently living in Claxton, GA.  On July 17, 2006, he was called at Eastside Baptist Church to serve fulltime as the Associate Pastor of Worship/Student Ministries.  He is also currently working on completing his Master of Divinity in Christian Education through the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kristi (Morris) Banks, 2004: Kristi married Jonathan Banks on April 21, 2007. She is a Pre-K assistant teacher and lives with Jonathan in Bethlehem, Georgia.

Leslie (McDaniel) Bratton, 2004:  Leslie recently accepted the position of Financial Aid Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Norma Joan Howell, 2004:  Joan has been with Brewton Parker since September 2004. She was recently promoted to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid in June 2007.


Derek Herlocker (2005): Derek is the youth pastor at FBC Broxton and has been for 4 years. He and his wife Stephanie Smith Herlocker (2007) have a beautiful little girl, Breana, who was born on September 2, 2008.  Stephanie is a kindergarten teacher at Satilla Elementary.

Katherine Howison, 2005:  Katherine and her husband Dan proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Rose Howison born May, 2007.  Dan, a graduate of Warrant Officer School, is currently serving our country, but was able to be at home with Katherine and their son Jeffrey during the birth of their daughter. 

Jessica James, 2004: Jessica recently accepted the position of Director of Annual Fund at Brewton-Parker College.

Sarah Jones, 2005: Sarah recently accepted the position of Financial Aid Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Shannon (Jones) Komm, 2004: Shannon and her husband Daniel would like to announce the birth of their son, Asher Jaden Komm. He was born on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 9:32 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs and 15 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches long. Asher Jaden is Shannon and Daniel's first child. They live in Lyons, GA and are members at FBC of Vidalia.

Ryan Parry, 2005:  Ryan is doing well, enjoying life at home in Australia while selling fitness equipment and playing basketball in a state league.   He also is looking into furthering his studies in Business management majoring in property development in Australia.

Ruby Ricks, 2005: Ruby was named Teacher of the Year for Reidsville Elementary School where she teachers 1st Grade.

Justin Bess, 2006:  Justin is currently working at Ballys Total Fitness as a Personal Trainer in Miami, FL.

Theresa (Beverly) Chafin, 2006:  Theresa married former Brewton-Parker student Samuel Chafin on August 4, 2007, at 3pm, in Jackson, Georgia.  Dr. Armenio Suzano was the officiator.  Dr. Suzano had both students in his Wind Ensemble while they were at BPC, and has kept in contact with them.  Theresa, after graduating in the Spring 2006, headed to Evanston, IL, where she pursued her Masters degree from Northwestern University, the school where Dr. Suzano himself pursued his Masters degree.  The new couple will establish their residence in Griffin, GA, hometown of the bride.

Madison, (2006) and Lyndsay (Gomme) Herrin, 2004:  Madison is currently the head baseball coach at Montgomery County High School.  He and his wife Lyndsay are the proud parents of a baby boy.  Madison, in his first year as Head Coach for Montgomery County High School Eagles Baseball with Assistant Coach, Billy Tucker (1994), led the team to State Playoffs and a season record of 18-6. 

Heather (Purvis) McGraw, 2006:  Heather is enjoying married life and the wonders of technology. She is currently living in Alabama due to her husband being stationed at Ft. Rucker, while working for the Hunter MacLean law firm in Savannah, Georgia. She works remotely from home, using the computer to connect to the Savannah network and handle any technical problems that may arise. They are looking forward to a move to Texas in July where Rob will be attending the Sergeants Major Academy.

William S. (2006) and Nora L. (Wilson) Welborn, 2006:  William is a Receptionist and Database Coordinator and Nora is a school teacher currently in Raleigh, NC.

Heather A. (Davis) Wooten, 2006:  Heather's husband, Darren, has just completed Medical School at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  They will continue to live in Augusta for 3 years while her husband completes his residency.  He is specializing in Emergency Medicine.  At the end of his residency, they plan to move back to South Georgia and build a home. 

Shannon C. Baldwin, 2007:  Shannon began teaching 8th grade Georgia History in January 2007 at Cedartown Middle School in Polk County, GA.

Joshua Blohm, 2007:  Joshua is living back in Augusta for now, working in the ER at Doctors Hospital of Augusta. It is very exciting and fast paced. Not where he saw himself after leaving Brewton-Parker College, but he is very glad God has given him the opportunity to explore new horizons.

Jessica Broughton, 2007: Jessica was recently promoted to the position of Director of Student Development and Leadership at Brewton-Parker College.

Candice Close, 2007:  Candice recently accepted the position of Assistant Basketball Coach for the Lady Barons at Brewton-Parker College.

Greg Coursey, 2007:  Greg recently accepted the position of Admissions Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Joey Drew, 2007:  Joey married the former Ashley New.  The couple is now living in Cleveland, Georgia where Joey works for the Dawson County Sheriff Department. The couple is the proud parents of a beautiful little boy.

Stephanie Smith Herlocker (2007): Stephanie is a kindergarten teacher at Satilla Elementary.  She and her husband Derek Herlocker (2005) have a beautiful little girl, Breana, who was born on September 2, 2008.  Derek is the youth pastor at FBC Broxton and has been for 4 years.

Joshua Hitchcock, 2007:  Joshua is currently studying for the pastoral ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Davin Miller, 2007: Davin is currently working in the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development at Georgia Southern University. He is managing one of their new databases, and will eventually be in charge of their web team. Davin will begin the Master's of Business Administration at GSU in Spring 2007.  

Amber Mize, 2007: Amber Mize graduated from Valdosta State University (VSU) with a Master's Degree in Social Workin May 2009. Shortly after graduation from VSU she became a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She is now working at SouthernCare Hospice in Vidalia, GA as a Social Worker.

Stephen Nichols, 2007:  Stephen recently accepted the position of Collection Development Coordinator in the Fountain-New Library at Brewton-Parker College.

Lindsey (Herndon) Peeler, 2007:  Lindsey recently accepted the position of Financial Aid Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Michael Price, 2007:  Michael recently accepted the position of Admissions Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Eddie Taylor, 2007:  Eddie is a Manufacturing Engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia.

Mark Caruso, 2008: Mark recently accepted the position of Admissions Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Michael Crosby, 2008: Michael recently accepted the position of Admissions Counselor at Brewton-Parker College.

Timothy Hegerich, 2008:  Timothy was recently asked to help moderate on the Christian website, www.christianforum.net.

Courtney Payne, 2008: Courtney has begun Graduate school at Texas A&M and is enrolled in the Masters of Urban Planning program. Her classes consist of only about 20 students where half are from America and the other half are from Taiwan, China, India or Germany, which makes it especially interesting. In addition to her work in the classroom, Courtney is also working as a teaching/research assistant for her department. The FEMA funded project that she and an environmental planning professor at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at A&M are currently working on is one that deals with 2-1-1 (the information phone number which will code data that was received from hurricanes Katrina and Rita). This center is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and possibly one of few world-wide. Courtney gives praise to Brewton-Parker College and its faculty, especially that of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division. She says that "the political science classes are proving to be very beneficial in having an understanding of the government system itself and of basic policy."

Marissa McGehee Ellis, 2008: Marissa graduated from BPC in 2008 with a B.A. in Spanish. She recently married Tucker Ellis as well as accepted a position at The Westfield School in Perry, Georgia as a High School Spanish Teacher.

Adrienne Lawson Stones Schmidt, 2008: Adrienne married David Schmidt, 2008 BPC Alum, and they reside in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Adrienne earned a BS in Early Chilhood Education and is currently employed at the Kicklighter Academy.

Ashley Byrd Toro, 2009: Ashley graduated from BPC May 9, 2009 and married Bernd Torro (2009) on May 24, 2009 in Tybee Island, GA. They now reside in Savannah, GA an are both still looking for careers. Bernd is temporarily a lifeguard for Tybee Island.

Luther Cecil Caraway, 2009: Luthur graduated from BPC in 2009 and accepted an eighth grade teaching position in the Wayne County School System in Jesup, Georgia. He is in his second year teaching at Martha Puckett Middle School where he teaches a full day of Georgia Studies/History. Luther also got married to Crystal Helm of Klingerstown, PA on July 10, 2010.

Caleb, 2010 and Elizabeth (Brannen) Horne, 2010: Elizabeth and Caleb Horne were married on July 31, 2010. They met and graduated from Brewton-Parker College. Caleb is now attending Southern Seminary, and he is working towards his Masters in Theological Studies. Elizabeth is a Children's Minister at Ballardsville Baptist Church in Crestwood, KY.

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Updated on: March 22, 2012 8:55 AM