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.
Mark Scharf (Grad ’84 L/M) has received a 2015 Individual Artist Award in playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council. He also won first place in the 2014 Storefront Theatre Festival of Ten-Minute Plays for his play Our Place. Another of his plays, Fortune’s Child, premiered Jan. 8, 2015, at the Baltimore Theatre Project. Mr. Scharf was a 2010 Great Plains Theatre Conference PlayLab playwright and a 2012 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference semifinalist. His adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau will open Oct. 16, 2015, at the Twin Beach Players in North Beach, Maryland.
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.