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Professional Updates

1980 - 1999

Bob Tice ’80 will be teaching a master’s course this fall for Northeastern Seminary in North Chili, N.Y., titled Globalization and the Mission of the Local Church. Rev. Dr. Tice is the senior pastor of River Rock Church in core-city Buffalo, N.Y.

Scott Zimmerman ’81 was recently named director of the state laboratory of public health by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he assumes the leadership of the state’s public health laboratory which provides medical and environmental laboratory services (testing, consultation and training) to public and private health provider organizations. He is located in Raleigh, N.C.

In March of 2012,Gordon Braun ’84 accepted the call to become the senior pastor at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Neb. The family resides in their newly purchased home in Norfolk where Gordon’s wife, Claire, works at a local Christian book store. They have two children, Dylan (4) who is in preschool, and Heather (10) who is in fifth grade at Keystone Christian Academy.

Kathy (White ’85) Dennison and her family recently relocated from Central N.Y. to Central Virginia where her husband works for the USPS and is a teaching elder in their small Reformed Baptist Church. The home education of their eight children has been and remains one of their primary family endeavors.

Rich Strum ’85 has been named the inaugural institute director for the Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute. The institute brings together teachers from around the country to spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga to explore a specific topic related to the French & Indian War or the American Revolution. Rich has been the director of education at Fort Ticonderoga Institute since 1999, and resides in Ticonderoga, N.Y., with his wife Martha and their daughters Mackenzie, Kristen, and Eliza.

Tom Bookhout ’86 was appointed chorus master of the Phoenix Symphony, which has 140 members, and will perform in seven concert runs this season. In 2011, he stepped down from the position of pastor of music ministries at Camelback Bible Church to return to education as director of fine arts at Scottsdale Christian Academy in Phoenix, Ariz. He remains at Camelback Bible Church as the director of the Sanctuary Choir. Most importantly, Tom and his wife, Jeanne (Polloni ’86) are the proud grandparents of “perfect Emilie Sophia,” born in 2012.

Ed Kingdon ’86 was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Air Force in January 2012 during a ceremony held in the Pentagon. His parents, Harold Kingdon ’57 and Mary (Sell ’56) Kingdon, his wife Debbie and their four children, Joel, Todd, Seth, and Abbie participated in the ceremony. Ed is serving at Andrews Air Force Base as director of Air National Guard security forces. He has one grandson, Davis Kel Kingdon.

Dan McCormack ’86 works as a lead associate for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the U.S. Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, specializing in biometrics and sustainment. Dan and his wife, Janet, were married 32 years this past August.

John Edwards ’87 and his wife Susan (Emerson ’87) Edwards have moved back to Japan with their daughter, Esther (15), to work in the areas affected by the 2011 tsunami. They are specifically working in Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, but doing ministry beyond the city as well. The Edwards have two grown sons who currently live in Columbia, S.C.

Judy Fox ’89, president and founder of the sports ministry Ignite International, is happy to celebrate the ministry’s 10 year anniversary in 2013. Since 2003, Ignite has taken a wide variety of sports teams on short-term mission trips to more than a dozen nations. Read more about what God is doing through this ministry at www.igniteinternational.org.

Robert Humphrey ’89, was recently appointed deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Ky. In this role, Col. Humphrey is senior advisor to the commanding general on all matters concerning the Army Reserve. In addition, he earned his master of strategic studies degree from the U.S. Army War College this past June. He and his wife, Rhonda (Johnson ’84) live at Fort Knox with their youngest son, David. Their oldest son, Robbie, is a second lieutenant at Fort Hood, Texas.

Bill McLeod ’89, is the new executive director of Dupont Circle Main Street, an organization committed to revitalizing the commercial corridors around the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. In this position, Bill is focusing on fundraising and organizational development.

Kristen (Zike ’91) and Michael Pollock ’90 and their three children (ages 22, 19, and 10) have recently relocated to Muskegon, Mich., where Michael is starting a non-profit to help third culture kids (TCKs) through their transition to the U.S. before or after university by way of a gap program. Most recently, the Pollock family spent nine years working with the International Schools of China.

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Lisa (Mattoon ’92) Pratt celebrated her 20th anniversary with T. Rowe Price and was recently promoted to lead product manager in the retirement plan services product and marketing department. She is located in Owings Mills, Md.

Joseph “Jay” Golden ’93 is a Gulf War Veteran, U.S. Army/Navy, and is currently teaching middle school science in Raleigh, N.C. In addition, he coaches football and baseball and is working toward his master’s degree in education and biopharmaceutical science and technology. He lives in N.C. with his wife, Carrie (Adams ’93), and their 10 year old son, Karl.

Jon Dickinson ’94 was elected president of the Glens Falls Farmers Market Association. Jon and his wife, Tamberlyn, have been a part of the association for the last nine years with their baking business, Dickinson’s Delights. The Dickinsons have also recently opened a small café in a unique downtown location called The Shirt Factory. The café is housed in the former shirt factory building that has now been repurposed for use as studio space for over 60 local artists, sculptors and painters.

Paul Byron ’96 teaches 5th grade math and reading in the Marion Central School District in Marion, N.Y. He earned his master in education degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2004. His wife, Christi (Aikins ’94) teaches K-8 music in the Williamson School District. The Byrons have two children, Hunter (12) and Brooke (9), and reside in Williamson, N.Y.

David Lamont ’96 has accepted the position of assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He received his doctorate from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Stephen B. Clark ’97 was named executive director at Delta Lake Bible Conference Center, a year-round Christian camp and retreat center, where he oversees operations, management, and development. Stephen and his wife, Ryan, make their home in Rome, N.Y. with their two children, Hannah (5) and Griffin (3).

Lynda Aaron ’98 has been named director of site operations for Higher Achievement, an afterschool and summer program for middle school students operating in three Baltimore, Md. city schools. For more information about volunteer opportunities or partnering with Higher Achievement, visit their website at www.higherachievement.org.

Jennifer (Miller ’98) Watson is in her second year of teaching as an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. She works with the first year experience for incoming freshman and transfer students and recently had the opportunity to co-author an orientation textbook.

Paul Watson II ’96 was promoted to dean of academic services and first year programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. In this new role, Paul will be responsible for coordinating first year programs and support activities, as well as assisting with the implementation and assessment of other recommendations made in conjunction with the Foundations of Excellence initiative at the college.

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