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DOROTHY LANDIS recently wrote in to say she is still teaching Spanish after 28 years. She has two daughters at Appalachian State University and another daughter at Peace College.

ELAINE FORBES MARSHALL and her husband, Mike, announce the new addition of their daughter Calyn, who was adopted last October from Kazakhstan.

DARRELL BOCK is the executive director of the PGA of America’s Rocky Mountain Section. His wife, Jan, and daughter, Meredith, live in Boise, ID.


PHIL MULLEN married Renee Raymes on February 26, 2001. He celebrated his 50th birthday the same day.


JOE UDUCHUKWU was recognized last year as one of Biographies’ Out- standing People of the 20th Century with the Outstanding Achievement Diploma for his achievements in economics and management in Nigeria. He also was recognized as a Who’s Who in Nigeria in 1999 by the Nigerian Biographical Centre Lagos for impeccable integrity, excellence and professionalism as an economist and management consultant. He plans to visit the College in the next few years and welcomes e-mails from all. His address is eternity@infoweb.abs.net


THE REVEREND BENJAMIN R. MELVIN retired this spring after 20 years of service with the United Methodist Church. He most recently served as pastor of Pittsboro UMC. He will be moving back to Fayetteville.


TERRY P. SASSER is the senior vice president and city executive for Crescent State Bank in Clayton, NC. His wife, Mary ’78, is currently a teacher in the Johnson County School System and they have one daughter, Emily.


JOHN MCRAINEY was recently promoted to captain with the Cumber- land County Sheriff’s Office in Fayetteville, NC.

MARK POWELL recently won first place in the Maryland District of the Columbia-Delaware Press Association competition for his column, which appears in the weekly Delmarva Farmer. He serves on the board of directors of LEAD-Maryland, a leadership develop- ment program with the University of Maryland, and is a board member with the Maryland Agricultural Education Founda- tion. He and his wife, Jan, live on their 30-acre farm in Caroline County, MD with their daughter, Rowan.


ELICE BROOKS published a paper this past winter titled “The Effect of Folate Deficiency on the Cytotoxic and Mutagenic Responses to Ethyl Methanesulfonate in Human Lumphoblastoid Cell Lines That Differ.” She has another paper at press. Both can be found in Mutation Research.


JOHN MCCULLOUGH and his wife Cally have one son, Shawn. John is a project manager for ILEX Construction and Development in Easton, MD. The couple are both committed Christians and John teaches adult Sunday school.

BYRON PRITCHARD and his wife Pam ’91 have two children, Hannah and Harrison. Byron is a vocal recording artist at Mill West Studios while Pam is an outside sales representative with Alltel in Fayetteville.


ASTRID HOY TODD and her husband, Allen, had their first child, Anneka, in February. Astrid is an associate professor of information systems at Guilford Technical Com- munity College. They live in Win- ston-Salem.

MC soccer alumni were reunited for the 2nd Annual Cup of Life

omen’s Soccer Showcase at Methodist April 7. L to R, Ruth Keegan ’95, Joe Pereira, MC’s first women’s soccer coach (now women’s coach at Old Dominion ; Becky Burleigh ’89, women’s soccer coach at the U. of Fla.; Steve Springthorpe ’85, asst. women’s soccer coach at Florida; Bobby Graham ’88, current MC women’s soccer coach; and Vic Campbell ’84, asst. women’s soccer coach at Florida.

Summer 2001

Methodist College Today


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