Richard Brown (Col ’74 L/M) has been appointed town administrator of Somerset, Massachusetts.
John Carten (Com ’74) has retired from Amtrak after 39 years with the corporation. He began working with Amtrak after earning his M.B.A. degree from the George Washington University. He worked in Amtrak’s finance department and later in the corporate development department, serving as director board liaison and assistant corporate secretary for 22 years. Mr. Carten also served as corporate secretary for the Chicago Union Station Co. and the Washington Terminal Co. and as assistant corporate secretary for the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. in Washington.
Robert A. Hilliard (Col ’74 L/M) released The Circus Is in Town: A Baseball Odyssey (Outskirts Press) in November 2015. The book provides a detailed account of Mr. Hilliard’s role in bringing professional baseball to New Jersey as president of a St. Louis Cardinals Minor League affiliate and developer of Skylands Stadium, in addition to a personal history of the events that led him to table his business career to pursue his love of the sport.
Leslie Steven Leighton (Col ’74 L/M) received a doctorate from the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University in May. Dr. Leighton practiced medicine from 1984 to 2001 but now focuses his research on the history of medicine, particularly the history of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. His dissertation title is Explaining the Decline of Coronary Heart Disease Mortality in the United States in the 1960s: An Historical Analysis.
Mary Bland Love (Col ’74, Law ’78 L/M) received the 2016 Jacksonville Bar Association’s Justice Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award. She is the first woman to receive the honor. The annual award recognizes an exemplary trial lawyer from the Jacksonville, Florida, area. Ms. Love worked at Mathews Osborne Ehrlich McNatt Gobelman & Cobb from 1978 until 1988, when she co-founded the firm Gobelman & Love. She has served as of counsel at Marks Gray since 2011.
Bruce Milam (Col ’74, Educ ’76 L/M) received the Guy B. Hazelgrove Jr. Membership Development Award from the Home Building Association of Richmond for his success in organizing the association’s multifamily housing council among the city’s apartment builders; 45 firms have joined the council since its founding two years ago. Mr. Milam is senior vice president and partner at Colliers International in Richmond and Norfolk, specializing in the sale of land and multifamily developments.
Peter Newman (Col ’74) has recently written two e-books, Do Christians Have Two Natures? and How to Stop Practicing Sin. He also published The Meaning of the Cross in 2013. Mr. Newman is a Christian author and Bible teacher.
Frank E. Riggs Jr. (Law ’74 L/M) was named “Lawyer of the Year” 2015 by Best Lawyers in America for litigation in construction law in Atlanta. A partner in the construction group of Troutman Sanders, he focuses his practice on construction law matters, including the counseling of public and private owners, general contractors, construction managers, equipment suppliers and more. Mr. Riggs is also a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.
David G. Rojohn (Engr ’74) recently retired after providing more than 40 years of civil engineering, construction and maintenance services to Gulf Oil and Bettis Atomic Power Laboratories near Pittsburgh. Interested in future endeavors, he retains his Professional Engineer designation. He recently collaborated with his sister, his son and a friend on a published short story, “Journey of the Piggyback Flight Pilot,” which tells of his father’s heroic aviation efforts during the “Piggyback Flight” of World War II. Mr. Rojohn plans to continue writing and publishing with his wife, Sharon, while in the meantime polishing a rusty golf game.
Jason H. Silverman (Col ’74) has been awarded the Immigrants’ Civil War Award by Long Island Wins, a nonprofit communications organization that focuses on immigration issues on Long Island and beyond. The award, given annually to an academic, author, public historian, scholar or artist who has contributed to the understanding of immigrants during the Civil War era, was awarded for Mr. Silverman’s scholarly work on Lincoln and the Immigrant and for the creation of the new Americans by Belief exhibit at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, among other accomplishments. Mr. Silverman will be retiring next fall after teaching for almost 34 years as a chaired professor of history at Winthrop University in South Carolina and for four years at Yale University.
Herbert Harrison Slatery III (Col ’74 L/M) was sworn in as the 27th attorney general and reporter of the state of Tennessee on Oct. 1, 2014. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. David Bowen (Col ’74), Mr. Slatery’s close friend and former UVA roommate. Previously, Mr. Slatery served for four years as chief legal counsel to Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee and before that worked as an attorney for 30 years in the Knoxville, Tennessee, law firm of Egerton McAfee Armistead & Davis.
Jerry Tuttle (Engr ’74 L/M) has earned a Master of Arts degree in educational technology from New Jersey City University. He is an actuary with RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in New York City and teaches math part time for the University of Phoenix.
Bruce Webster (Engr ’74 L/M) has retired from a 36-year career with Hewlett-Packard, where he worked in the central engineering, AltaVista Search and federal government consulting divisions before becoming HP’s consulting practice principal for military health accounts with the Department of Defense. Before joining HP, Mr. Webster served for five years in the U.S. Air Force, having completed the Air Force ROTC program at UVA.