Barbara-Ann Mott Adcock (Educ ’88 L/M) is among 213 educators across the nation named as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Barack Obama on August 22, 2016. The announcement included both 2014 and 2015 recipients. Up to one science educator and one math educator from each state are named each year. The award, regarded as one of the nation’s top honors for mathematics and science teachers, recognizes teachers who develop and implement high-quality, effective instructional programs. Ms. Adcock, formerly a teacher at Pocahontas Elementary School in Powhatan County, earned the presidential award for K-6th grade science. She is now the STEM coach for Powhatan County Public Schools.
Benjamin G. Chew (Law ’88) , a litigation partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Washington, D.C., was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in September 2016.
Michael F. Dow (Engr ’88 L/M) has published his first novel, Dark Matters, a science fiction thriller set in the near future that touches on topics of current political interest, including the influence of wealth in politics and income inequality. Mr. Dow has worked in business for more than 25 years, in positions ranging from software developer to CEO.
Lisa Hodsoll (Col ’88) performed the role of Marcus Andronicus in the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s 2015 Halloween season horror production of Titus Andronicus in Maryland.
Patricia A. Steenberg Leonard (Col ’88 L/M) has joined the law firm of Shutts & Bowen as a partner in its West Palm Beach, Florida, office. She focuses on business litigation, employment law, and pharmaceutical and nutraceutical litigation.
Lori Overholt (Com ’88 L/M) has received the Virginia Business 2015 CFO of the Year Award in the small private company division. She is president and CFO of VSA Resorts, a three-property hospitality and vacation ownership company in Virginia Beach.
Steven A. Snyder (Law ’88) has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers. He was also on the list in 2015 and has repeatedly been included in the Greenville Business Magazine list of the “Legal Elite of the Upstate.” Mr. Snyder is a partner in the Greenville law firm of Davis Snyder Williford & Lehn, where he specializes in risk management and representing physicians, hospitals and other medical providers in medical malpractice litigation. He and his wife, Patty, live in the country outside of Greenville with their two sons and near their daughter.
Dick Stanton (Com ’88 L/M) has completed eight years of service on the board of directors of the Wissahickon School District in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Stanton lives in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Bev, and their sons Danny, 11, and Michael, 9.
Mrrzy Votaw (Grad ’88, Grad ’92) , formerly Marianne, announces their transition away from the female gender, opting for nonbinary/neither. All they ask is that you avoid their old first name and that you please be patient if they correct you, possibly many times, while you get used to it.