Jr. Richard Aubry (Educ ’69, Educ ’74 L/M) has published It’s Not Just Black or White, a book about baseball and civil rights in Farmville, Virginia.
Daniel “Dan” P. Collins (Com ’69 L/M) has retired as senior portfolio manager and director of research at DuPont Capital Management. After retiring, he and J. Randolph “Rand” Garrett III (Com ’69 L/M) completed a seven-week, 3,000-mile bicycle ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
J. Randolph “Rand” Garrett III (Com ’69 L/M) has retired from BB&T Insurance Services after having served as president and principal of Chaney Thomas Stephenson & Hill Insurance before it was acquired by BB&T. After retiring, he and Daniel “Dan” P. Collins (Com ’69 L/M) completed a seven-week, 3,000-mile bicycle ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida. Mr. Garrett lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with his wife, Jan.
Frederick W. “Rick” Kunkle (Col ’69 L/M) Carey L. Meushaw (Col ’69 L/M), Charles H. Hodges (Engr ’70 L/M) and J. David Faulders (Col ’74 L/M) completed the 753-mile 2016 Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race at one minute past midnight on June 15 in Mr. Kunkle’s boat, RFS Patriot. Despite heavy winds and high seas, Patriot came in fifth in its class and won the Navigator Trophy for the crew’s use of piloting and navigation techniques. Mr. Kunkle, Mr. Meushaw and Mr. Faulders were members of Naval ROTC at the University and served in the U.S. Navy.
Jessee B. Ring (Engr ’69 L/M) and Deborah Sherman Ring (Nurs ’69) have opened JBR Vineyards and Winery, a Virginia farm winery. After returning to Virginia from California in 2005, they did a trial planting in 2006 and expanded in 2009. The couple has two vineyards planted in riesling and pinot noir grapes in Southwest Virginia. They have a further vineyard expansion underway as part of a three-year plan for upgraded facilities.
Helen R.G. “Jean” White (Col ’69 L/M) attended the American News Women’s Club gala honoring Greta Van Susteren. Ms. White is president of the ANWC.