George Collins (Col ’84, Grad ’87, Darden ’92, Law ’92 L/M) and his wife, Marketa, welcomed a daughter, Stella Frances, on Dec. 1, 2015. Stella joins sister Julie Marie, 3. The family resides in Prague.
Stacy Poe Davidson (Col ’84 L/M) has been named director for academic support at Trinity University’s Student Success Center in San Antonio, Texas, where she is working to implement theories and practices that support lasting and meaningful learning experiences. Among the programs she leads are the summer bridge program for first-generation students and athletes, adviser training and peer tutoring.
S. Brian Farmer (Col ’84, Law ’87 L/M) was recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA for his practice in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Farmer works in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Hirschler Fleischer, where he is chairman of the firm’s business section and leads the investment management and private funds practice group.
Paul A. Grabb (Col ’84, Med ’88 L/M) has been named chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, effective summer 2015. He and his wife, Brenda Costello Grabb (Col ’86, Med ’90 L/M), recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Declan, a junior at Vanderbilt; and Gavin, a freshman at the University of Alabama.
Jennifer Myhre (Col ’84 L/M) has published her first children’s book, A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest (New Growth Press), a magical realist novel set in Africa. Her second book will be published later this year. She and her husband, Scott D. Myhre (Col ’83 L/M), live with their family in East Africa, where they have worked as missionary physicians for 22 years.
John Ragosta (Law ’84, Grad ’08) has published his third book, Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution (Routledge Historical Americans, August 2016). Mr. Ragosta is a visiting assistant professor of history at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Mark Scharf (Grad ’84 L/M) has published a theatrical adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau (Steele Spring Stage Rights). The play is available on Amazon along with Mr. Scharf’s previously published plays Lizard Brains, Get Stuffed and Keeping Faith.
Annie P. Wimbish (Educ ’84, Educ ’91) spoke at Averett University’s spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She is a senior associate with the Schlechty Center, a nonprofit dedicated to building student engagement as a means of improving education. Ms. Wimbish has been a professional educator for more than 30 years. She has worked as a teacher and a principal, and she was the first female superintendent of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, school district.