Shawn Grain Carter (Col ’82 L/M) received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2016 and the organization’s Silver Star Award in April 2016 in recognition of her 34 years of community service and commitment to excellence in scholarship and communication. Founded in 1908, AKA is the first Greek-lettered sorority established in America by black college women. In spring 2016 Ms. Grain Carter was a visiting scholar and professor in China, where she taught digital marketing strategies for global fashion brands. She teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Deborah Sheetenhelm Hammond (Arch ’82 L/M) has released the second edition of her ninth novel, In the Eye of the Storm, and her 10th, As Time Goes By. Two of the main characters in As Time Goes By are based on fellow graduates of the University’s class of 1982.
Rick Kingsbury (Arch ’19 L/M) has retired from the practice of landscape architecture. He and his wife, Laurie McLain, also a retired architect, will be residing in the Languedoc region of France.
Paul A. Lombardo (Grad ’82, Law ’85) has been chosen by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a Regents Professor, the highest academic appointment in that system. Mr. Lombardo holds the Bobby Lee Cook chair in the College of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Will Melton (Col ’82, Engr ’84 L/M) was recently appointed deputy chief financial executive for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In this role, Mr. Melton is a principal authority for NGA and assists the chief financial executive with programming, budgeting, finance, accounting, manpower and management analysis. As a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the intelligence community, the NGA provides geospatial intelligence in support of U.S. national security, defense and disaster relief.
Mark Mosby (Col ’82) has been named chief legal counsel for Fallon Health, a not-for-profit health care services organization. Mr. Mosby has more than 20 years of health law experience in support of health plans and health benefit organizations. As an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green, he provides counseling and representation for Fallon and manages EBG’s legal work for the organization. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his family.
Eliza Pennypacker (Arch ’82) has written Artful Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater with fellow landscape architect Stuart Echols. The book shows how to manage runoff, save money and mitigate flood damage while creating inviting and attractive landscapes.