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Submitted in 2012
Lynn Housner (B.S. ’74 Health & PE) received the 2012 Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award and the Curriculum and Instruction Honor Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. He is associate dean and professor in the College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
Chris Malone (M.Ed. '75 Admin & Supv; M.Ed. '80 Health & PE) is retired after being a dean at two institutions. He now works part time for Penn State and does sport pysch consulting work with all levels of athletes and teams.
Chris Malone’s fond Curry memory: “Attempting to set a record on the treadmill used for physiological testing while in grad school.”
Debbie Ryan (M.Ed. ’77 Health & PE), former Virginia women's basketball coach, was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Ginger Bagwell (M.Ed. '82 Health & PE), is currently teaching elementary physical education at Robert S. Payne Elementary and Linkhorne Elementary in Lynchburg, Va. She has a daughter, Jamie, a third year at U.Va. studying engineering.
Merit Berry (B.S. '87 Health & PE) is currently in graduate school/seminary at Pfeiffer University, studying Christian counseling. She blogs at http://livingboldandcourageous.blogspot.com/
Mary Jo Cambridge (M.Ed. ’87 Health & PE) is founder and head athletic trainer at Alaska Training Room in Homer, Alaska. She was featured in a story about her work on at Aug. 1, 2012, at HomerNews.com. 'Together we can': Philosophical cornerstone of Alaska Training Room. In 1998 Cambridge played professional baseball for the Florida Legends of the Ladies Professional Baseball League.
David Cook (M.Ed. '82, Ph.D. '84 Health & PE) is president of David Cook Consulting, Inc. in Lawrence, TX. He served as executive director and screenwriter for "Seven Days in Utopia", a major motion picture starring Robert Duval, release date, 9/11. It was the first movie based on the field of Applied Sport Psychology, my major at UVa.
David Cook’s fond Curry memory: “Bob Rotella used to have the graduate students over to his house creating a real bond with him and the other students that we still have to this day.”
Jim Griffin (M.Ed. '85 Health & PE) retired after 24 years with the University of Texas Health Science Center Pain Medicine Center. He works part time now at University Hospital, San Antonio. (posted 2012)
Jim Griffin’s fond Curry memory: “Falling asleep in Cliff Brubaker's class.”
Jeff G. Konin (M.Ed. ’89 Heath & PE) has been appointed Director of Athletics at Eastern Connecticut State University. He was previously vice chair of the University of South Florida Department of Ortho and Sports Medicine and executive director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute.
James Mathieson (M.Ed. ’89 Health & PE) was named Director of Testing and Accountability for Fluvanna County Schools in June 2011.
Michelle Mehfoud (B.S. '89 Health & PE) is supervisor of Physical Therapy for Southside Rehabilitation Services in Petersburg , Va. She has been married to George Anthony Mehfoud III for 20 years. Their children are Andrew Thomas Mehfoud (17), Matthew Joseph Mehfoud (14), and William Anthony Mehfoud (10).
Sharon Spalding (M.Ed. '83 Health & PE) is athletic director, professor of physical education, and cross country coach at Mary Baldwin College. She also volunteers at the Augusta Health Cancer Center assisting Breast Cancer patients with activity while they are going through treatment.
Nelson Neal (Ed.S. '85 Health & PE) is an associate professor in Marywood University’s Health and Physical Education Department in Scranton, Pa. He was awarded a grant by Marywood University for the 2011-12 academic year to study whether a program of physical activity improves academic test scores and reduce obesity in young adults. He recently published "Hemsley Winfield: First Black Modern Dancer," appearing in Afro- Americans in New York Life and History, July 2012. Nelson has been researching African-American dancers since 1994. This publication is the culmination of three years’ work. Neal also taught physical education classes to children in two French schools while vacationing at his home in Chaudenay-la-ville, France, during the summer.
William Quillen (Ph.D. '89 Health & PE) is associate dean/director of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
William Quillen’s fond Curry memory: “Dinner in the Rotunda with President Casteen.”
Howard Roesen (B.S. '86 Health & PE) is president and owner of Affiliated Podiatrists (www.vafoot.com) with offices in Newport News, Hampton and Carrollton, Va. Since graduating from the Curry school and Temple University of Podiatric Medicine, he has been in practice 20 years.
Stiliani "Ani" Chroni (Ph.D. '97 Health & PE) is an assistant professor at the University of Thessaly in Trikala. She is a co-author of two forthcoming books: Sexual and Gender Harassment and Sexual Abuse: Initiatives for Prevention in Sport and Athletes’ Careers Across Cultures. (Routledge).
Ani Chroni’s fond Curry memory: “All classes taught by Bob Rotella.”
Tim Cooke (M.Ed. ’99 Health & PE), his brother, Simon Cooke. and Robert K. Winters (Ph.D. ’99 Health & PE) have founded Golf Prep, a junior golf academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
Linda Dugan (M.Ed. '97 Health & PE) retired from teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools in January 2012 and lives in Leesburg, Va.
Evan Hellwig (Ph.D. '92 Health & PE) is a professor of athletic training and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health at Cedarville University in Ohio.
Kathryn Wilder (M.Ed. '94, Ph.D. '99 Health & PE) owns her own applied sports performance firm called Dr. K.C. Wilder and Company in Lambertville, New Jersey. As an interactive, solution-focused Mental Training Coach, she helps individuals and teams through a variety of sports-related endeavors (www.drkcwilder.com). She also recently published a children's book titled Tour de You written to inspire her two young sons.
Nate Zinsser (Ph.D. '92 Health & PE) just completed his 20th year of service to the U.S. Army, directing a program of sport psychology training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Nate Zinsser’s fond Curry memory: “Having the opportunity to write a textbook chapter on confidence under Linda Bunker's guidance and then have that textbook go into four more editions over the next 20 years.”
Jason Bishop (M.Ed. '09) is completing his Ph.D. work at the Curry School and expects to be finished by the end of the year. He will begin a new position as Physical Education Teacher Education Coordinator at Northern Michigan University in January 2013.
Kevin Burcham (B.S.Ed. '04, M.T. '04 Health & PE) is teacher and coach at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, Va.
Heather Byrne (B.S.Ed. '05 Sports Med) is a physical therapist with Bon Secours In Motion in Virginia Beach. Heather and her husband Jonathan (Col '05) welcomed their first son, Jackson Thomas Byrne, in October 2011. The family resides in Norfolk, Va.
Carrie Deaver (M.Ed. '04 PE) is a physical education teacher at Anne Arundel County Public School in Pasadena, Calif. She married Zachary Deaver on July 14, 2012. She is undergoing her National Board Certification process this year.
Sara Glover (Ph.D. '06 PE) is associate professor Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. She was recently appointed Director of the Modes of Inquiry Program for first-year students.
Kristen Luck (B.S.Ed. '05 Sports Med) is an elementary health & physical education teacher and wellness liaison with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She received the Golden Apple Wellness Award (highest award) for the 2011-2012 school year for school with FCPS during her second year teaching PE at the school. She received the Red Apple Wellness Award (2nd highest award) for the 2010-2011 school year during her first year at the school.
Megan Maupin (B.S.Ed. '06 Sports Med) passed examination for Specialty Certification in Orthopedics in June. She is currently a practicing doctor of physical therapy in Richmond, Va., with plans to relocate to St. Louis MO by end of 2012.
Laura Pritchard (B.S.Ed. '09, M.Ed. '10 Kines) is founder and executive director of Urban Perform, a nonprofit gym in Atlanta, Ga. (www.urbanperform.org)
Brooke Roney (M.Ed. '03 Health & PE) is an associate with Squibb Taylor, Inc. She and her family recently moved to her hometown of Dallas, TX. She and her husband Jim have a 4-year- old daughter, Peyton.
CAPT Todd Sander (Ph.D. ’02 PE) has been named the Navy Specialty Leader for physical therapists, making him the senior PT in the Navy. Sander is on the faculty at U.S. Army-Baylor University.
Steve Zinder (Ph.D. '02 Health & PE) just started a new position as a faculty member in the Morsani School of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Kathryn Kreisa Newsom (B.S.Ed. ’02 Sports Med) and Matthew Newsom (Col ’01) welcomed twin girls, Taylor Charlotte and Claire Mae, in June 2011. The family resides in Smithfield, Va.
Noelle Selkow (M.Ed. '07, Ph.D. '11 Kines) is an assistant professor at Illinois State University.
Amanda Tuck (B.S.Ed. '06 Sports Med) is a physical therapist for Avante Physical Therapy in Cary, NC.
Amanda Tuck’s fond Curry memory: “I have great memories of helping out in the athletic training room and working with the softball and wrestling teams. The training room taught me a lot of the basics for physical therapy.”
Amanda Weller (B.S.Ed. '04 Sports Med) graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School with an MD in 2008. She is currently completing an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Tex., which will conclude in June 2013. She will complete an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh after finishing residency in Texas.
Jasmine Braxton (B.S.Ed. '12) is a personal fitness trainer at The Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville.
Chelsea David (B.S.Ed. '12 Kines) is an information desk assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Lauretta Dezubay (B.S.Ed. '10, M.T. '10 Kines) is a health and physical education teacher at Henley Middle School in Crozet, Va. She blogs at www.misslauretta.wordpress.com
Lauretta Dezubay’s fond Curry memory: “Dr. Block's Christmas Party!”
Meghan Lockerby (M.Ed. '11 Kines) lives in Saxtons River, Vt.
Ashley Stern (M.Ed. ’10 Athl Training) provided athletic training services to Cayman Islands Olympic swimmers for the first week of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, U.K. during the Swimming events. The Cayman Islands had two athletes competing in Swimming: brothers Shaune and Brett Fraser, both graduates of the University of Florida. Stern is on the athletic training staff at Florida.
Elizabeth Tankovich (B.S.Ed. '10 Kines) received a B.S. degree in Human, Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise: Dietetics from Virginia Tech in May 2012. She was accepted into the US Army Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at Ft Sam Houston, TX in September 2012.
Submitted in 2011
Regina Kirk (M.Ed. '76 Health & PE) retired from Albemarle County Schools in 2009. She was an HPE teacher at Burley and Jack Jouett Middle Schools from 1994-1993 and instructional coordinator for HPE from 1993-2009. She now works part-time for Henrico County Public Schools.
Lee Browning (B.S. '79 Health & PE) is principal at the Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center. He was voted 2011 Educator of the Year by the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators.
Lynn Housner (B.S. ’74 Health & PE) received the 2012 Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award and the Curriculum and Instruction Honor Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. She is associate dean and professor in the College of Physical Activity & Sport Sciences at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
Former Virginia women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan (M.Ed. ’77 Health & PE) will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on April 28, 2012.
Tim Anstiss (M.Ed. ’85 Health & PE) is medical director of The Academy for Health Coaching in the United Kingdom.
Joe Bock (B.S. '81 Health & PE) is a teacher in the Rochester City School District of New York.
A fond Curry memory from Joe Bock: “Teaching my class to deep snap a football.”
Mary Jo Cambridge (M.Ed. ’87 Health & PE) is founder and head athletic trainer at Alaska Training Room in Homer. She was featured in a story about her work on at Aug. 1, 2012, at HomerNews.com: 'Together we can': Philosophical cornerstone of Alaska Training Room. In 1998 Cambridge played professional baseball for the Florida Legends of the Ladies Professional Baseball League.
David L. Cook (M.Ed. ’82; Ph.D. ’84 Health & PE) is the author of Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia (Zondervan, 2009), upon which the recently released movie, Seven Days in Utopia starring Robert Duvall, is based. Cook is a sport psychology consultant and motivational speaker. He has worked with over 100 PGA Tour players, been a featured speaker at two PGA National Teaching and Coaching Summits, and directed the PGA's Playing Psychology Workshops for the past 14 years. Cook also serves as sport psychology coach to the 1999 World Champion San Antonio Spurs (1996-present), and has worked with top performers in the NFL, Major League Baseball, Olympics, collegiate national championship teams, and Fortune 500 companies.
Andrea Frye (B.S. '86 Health & PE) is assistant principal at Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington, Va.
Paddy Jarit (B.S. '86 Health & PE) is a physical therapist/athletic trainer at Sport & Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in Trumbull, Conn.
A fond Curry memory from Paddy Jarit: “Starting the CULA Program (now defunct?) ... the Curry University Life Advisor Program for transfer students into the Curry School.”
Jeff G. Konin (M.Ed. ’89 Heath & PE) has been appointed Director of Athletics at Eastern Connecticut State University, effective July 2, 2012. He was previously vice chair of the University of South Florida Department of Ortho and Sports Medicine and executive director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute. (Posted 2012)
Robin Lownsbury (B.S. '86 Health & PE) works with Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond, Va.
Christopher Malone (M.Ed. '80 Health & PE) is retired as dean, chair, coach and faculty member from SUNY Cortland. He currently teaches at Penn State Brandywine and Delaware State University.
A fond Curry memory from Christopher Malone: “Dr. Rotella's Halloween parties.”
Richard T. McGuire, Jr. (Ph.D. '83 Sports Psych) former head coach of men's and women's track and field at the University of Missouri, has achieved the distinguished honor of induction as a Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. Chosen for his significant contributions to academic and professional practice knowledge in sport and exercise psychology, McGuire currently serves as Director of Sport Psychology at the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, providing a comprehensive, integrated sport psychology service program for university athletes, coaches and staff. He holds this position in addition to being a graduate professor of sport psychology in the College of Education since 1985.
Jean Morris ('87 Health & PE) is a physical therapist at Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville.
Nelson Neal (Ed.S. '85 Health & PE) Dr. Nelson Neal is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Marywood University, Scranton, PA. He will be presenting “Teaching rhythms through sport themes,” and “America's first African-American modern dancer: Hemsley Winfield” at the AAHPERD Convention in Boston in March 2012. He will be conducting research with high school students on improving academic achievement after participation in a program of physical activity. The project will run from January through April 2012.
William Quillen (Ph.D. '89 Health & PE) is associate dean and director or the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL
A fond Curry memory from William Quillen: “Dissertation Defense in the Rotunda.”
William Prentice (Ph.D. ’80 Educ) was named 2012 Outstanding Higher Ed Faculty by the Curry School of Education Foundation. He has been a professor in the University of North Carolina’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science and program director of its top-ranked post-professional athletic training education program since 1980. Read more.
Howard Roesen (B.S. '86 Health & PE) is entering his 20th year of practice at Affiliated Podiatrist in Newport News, Va.
Jeffrey Saunders (B.S.Ed. '90, M.Ed.'91 Health & PE) is an attorney for Taylor Walker Law Firm in Richmond, Va.
Matt Schinelli (M.Ed. '94 Health & PE) is a teacher and consultant for NJAPE.org.
A fond Curry memory from Matt Schinelli: “Walking on the Grounds.”
Sharon Spalding (M.Ed. '83 Health & PE) is professor of physical education, athletic director, and cross country coach at Mary Baldwin College. While on sabbatical last year, she developed a Coaching and Exercise Leadership Minor. She also worked with breast cancer patients helping them stay active during treatment.
Pete Ward (B.S. '82) is in his 30th season with the Indianapolis Colts football team. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2010 after serving as Senior Executive Vice President since 2001.
Tony Zentgraf (B.S. '77, M.Ed. '81 Health & PE) is a PE teacher in Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville.
Brent Arnold (Ph.D. '94 Health & PE) is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Sarah Bingham (Ph.D. '93 Health & PE) is a professor emeritus of Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Luvelle Brown (B.S. Ed. '97, M.T. '97 Health & PE) is currently serving as Superintendent of Schools for the Ithaca City School District in Ithaca, New York.
Ross Cash (B.S. Ed. '94) is director of instruction for Good Start Golf School in Delray Beach, Fla.
Stiliani "Ani" Chroni (Ph.D. '97 Health & PE) is assistant professor in the University of Thessaly's Dept. of PE & Sports Science in Trikala, Greece.
Allison (Vonnie) Colvin (M.Ed. '92 Couns Ed; Ed.D. '95 Health & PE) is professor of Physical Education Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Phillip Conatser (Ph.D. '99 Health & PE) was recently promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure at the University of Texas Brownsville He says, “A long haul but glad I made it !!”
Wilma Cross (B.S.Ed. '97 Sports Med) is Senior Public Health Advisor with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Wilma says, “Greetings Curry alumni! Since 2001, I have been employed by the National Institutes of Health, specializing in science policy and legislative affairs. Most recently, I have joined the NIH Office of Disease Prevention and serve as a Senior Public Health Advisor. In this role I am a NIH spokesperson and representative for disease prevention and health promotion, particularly on interagency and Department of Health and Human Services activities, and as a liaison with Congressional staff for prevention related matters. While my path isn’t the traditional route for someone graduating from the sports medicine program, I have greatly enjoyed my role as someone who is able to communicate advances in science to the general public. Prior to joining the Office of Disease Prevention, I was the Deputy Director of the Office of Science Policy and Planning at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH. My background in sports medicine was a perfect fit for this institute and allowed me to work closely with both the administrative and the scientific staff in order to advance the organization’s mission. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1997 with a B.S. Ed. (sports medicine track), I attended Springfield College in Springfield, MA, and received a M.S. in Movement Sciences (biomechanics and exercise physiology). I live in Washington, DC, with my husband Matt and daughter Sadie.”
Steve Crute (M.Ed. '96 Health & PE) is an adapted PE specialist with Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh, N.C.
A fond Curry memory from Steve Crute: “All those nights at the engineering computer lab typing up lesson plans.”
Diane Damiano (Ph.D. '93 Health & PE) is a tenure-track scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Richard Ferguson (M.A. '85, Ph.D. '91 Heath & PE) is chair of the Physical Education, Wellness and Sport Science Department at Averett University, Danville, Va.
Rob Graveline (M.Ed. '96 Health & PE) is and exercise physiologist and owner of Fitness Together in Vienna, Va.
A fond Curry memory from Rob Graveline: “My internship with the strength and conditioning program.”
Dana Henry (B.S.Ed. '90, M.T. '90 Health & PE) is an elementary P.E. specialist at Lake Grove Elementary in Federal Way, Wash. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in Early & Middle Childhood Physical Education in 2006.
A fond Curry memory from Dana Henry: “Working with Reginald Ocansey, 1988-1990, inspired me to become a Peace Corps Volunteer. I served in Belize from 1990-1992 and helped start Special Olympics there with host national Dativa Martinez and the National Sports Council. Thanks, Reggie!”
Valerie Herzog (M.Ed. '96 Health & PE) is the graduate athletic training program director at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
A fond Curry memory from Valerie Herzog: “Drinking a hot caramel cider on the way to class.”
Dennis Mendoza (BS.Ed '98 Sports Med) is a nurse anesthetist with Fair Oaks Anesthesia Associates, working at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA.
Roberta Powers (B.S.Ed. '97 Sports Med) works at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
Kerry Regan (M.Ed. '99 Health & PE) is a PE teacher at Berner Middle School in Massapequa, New York.
Julienne Roach (M.Ed. '90 Health & PE) is an adjunct professor at Faulkner State Community College in Gulf Shores, Ala.
A fond Curry memory from Julienne Roach: “My friends, learning about myself and how to help others. Volunteer work for the American Lung Association”
Bonnie Van Lunen (M.Ed. '91, Ph.D. '98 Health & PE) is director of Athletic Training and Human Movement Science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
Mark Vinson (M.Ed. '99 Health & PE) is Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Tampa Bay Rays. (posted 2011)
Jeffrey Watts (M.Ed. '93 Health & PE) is a teacher at Jones Middle School in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
A fond Curry memory from Jeffrey Watts: “I worked as an grad assistant strength & conditioning coach while I was at UVA so most of my memories involve so many of the wonderful athletes and coaches that I had the opportunity to meet and work with.”
Pam Wiegardt (Ed.D. '97 Health & PE) is director of interdisciplinary studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Nate Zinsser (Ph.D. '94 Health & PE) is beginning his 20th year directing a sport psychology program at West Point, which means managing a staff, a budget and 4,000 sleep deprived cadets. Zinsser says: “It hasn’t been dull, and the Army has broadened the program here out to nine other posts. Working also with pro teams here in the Northeast.”
A fond Curry memory from Nate Zinsser: “Being interviewed by Rotella to be his grad assistant while he sat in a hot tub over in the old University Hall.”
Kristen Banks (B.S.Ed., M.T. '03 Health & PE) is a teacher at Carmel Valley Middle School in San Diego, Calif.
A fond Curry memory from Kristen Banks: “Student teaching with Patsy Reardon at Stone Robinson School.”
Shelby Basinger (M.Ed. '01 Health & PE) is a coordinator/instructor in the Health & Fitness Science Program at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C.
Heather Byrne (B.S.Ed. '05, Sports Med) is a physical therapist at Bon Secours In Motion, Virginia Beach. In May 2006 she married Jonathan Byrne (Col '05). She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University 2009.
Brooke Canova (B.S.Ed '08, M.T. '08 Kines) is a Lower School PE Teacher at St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville.
John Christopher (B.S.Ed. '02, M.T. '02 Health & PE) says that most of his career has been focused in technology. “I have the best job as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. I train teachers how to incorporate technology into their curriculum. I have lived in the Colorado Springs area since I graduated. I have been married for 5 years to my awesome wife Christi. I have a 2-year-old son, Noah, and a second child on the way.”
Anna Crosswhite (BS.Ed., M.T., ’04 Health & PE) is a Leading Teacher at Melbourne Girls' College, a public school in the inner Melbourne, Australia, area with a diverse population of 1250 girls including international students. Crosswhite played basketball at U.Va. from 1999-2004. She has played national league in Australia for the past 5 years culminating in a 2011 national championship with her club the Bulleen Boomers. She has now retired from basketball and is very excited to commit more energy to her Health and Physical Education teaching, plus possibly doing further study with Leadership. "I am thankful for my Curry experience as it prepared me to be the teacher I am today and for every student teacher I get I discuss my field experiences at U.Va." (posted 2011)
Steve Elliott (M.Ed. '02, Ph.D. '03 Health & PE) is the associate director of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences at UNC Wilmington.
Peter Ferrara (B.S. Ed. '09 Kines) is a third-year medical student.
A fond Curry memory from Peter Ferrara: “When Dr. Luke was enacting the response of a teenager with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and shocked the class with some unexpected profanity.”
Michael Freeman (M.Ed. '05 PE) is a teacher at Berkeley Glenn Elementary in Waynesboro, Va.
A fond Curry memory from Michael Freeman: “Everyday was a new, challenging and inviting experience.”
Katie Gerfen (B.S.Ed. '05, M.T. '05 Health & PE) is a physical education teacher in Pennsylvania.
A fond Curry memory from Katie Gerfen: "Finding an appreciation for individuals confined to wheelchairs around grounds in an Adapted course."
Suzanne Ginnow (B.S.Ed. '08 Kines) graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in May 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is currently working in the outpatient orthopedic setting in sunny Newport Beach, Calif.
Sara Glover (Ph.D '06 PE) is an assistant professor at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.
Jeffrey Hartman (M.Ed.'01, Ph.D. '05 PE) is an assistant professor at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.
A fond Curry memory from Jeffrey Hartman: “Late night runs in front of the Rotunda, down the Lawn, and through the Academic Village.”
Michele Icenhour (M.Ed. '01 Health & PE) is the assistant principal at South Hill Elementary School in South Hill, Va.
A fond Curry memory from Michele Icenhour: “I loved every minute of UVA and my Curry experience.”
Brian A. Irving (Ph.D. ’06 PE) is the 2012 recipient of the New Investigator Award presented by the Endocrinology & Metabolism Section of The American Physiological Society. Irving is a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The award, which comes with $1,000, recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates are judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Endocrinology & Metabolism Section and evidence for independence and promise.
Aija Klavina (Ph.D. '07 PE) is associate professor in the Latvian Academy of Sport Education.
Kristen Luck (B.S.Ed. '05 Sports Med) is a health & PE teacher at Marshall Road Elementary School in Vienna, Va. She earned first ever Health Award called the GOLDEN Wellness Award for her school last year and received the Red Apple Award with Fairfax County Public Schools.
A fond Curry memory from Kristen Luck: “Paintballing for Dr. Boyce's 50th birthday!”
Christina (Rutherford) Luntzer (M.Ed. ’04 Health & PE) is an adapted PE specialist with Williamsburg James City County Public Schools. She married A.J. Luntzer in August 2008. Their daughter Alyssa Marie was born in August 2009.
A fond Curry memory from Christina Luntzer: “My first ever UVA Football Game in the Fall of 2002.”
Tarneka Manning (M.Ed. '04 PE) is regional manager of the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago at Oak Park, Ill.
Melanie Marks (B.S.Ed. '93 Health & PE) is a physical therapist with Rehab Associates of Central Virginia in Forest, Va. She married Kenneth Marks in June 2008. Their daughter, Hollyn Elise, was born in February 2010. Marks received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2007.
Megan Maupin (B.S.Ed. '06 Sports Med) is a physical therapist with Progress Physical Therapy in Glen Allen, Va.
Kristy McClain (M.Ed. '04 PE) is a VI/SPED PE teacher at Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind in Staunton, Va.
A fond Curry memory from Kristy McClain: “Getting to know all the peers in my class and hearing about their experiences they had in life and in college. I miss seeing them everyday.”
Paul Meier (M.Ed. '03 Health & PE) is a physician assistant student with the US Ski & Snowboard Association in Park City, Utah.
Meredith Morton (M.Ed. '05 PE) is an adapted PE specialist in Virginia’s Hanover County Public Schools. She married Mark Morton in 2006. Their son Caleb was born in August 2009.
Mandy Newberry (M.Ed. '07 PE) works with the U.Va. Health System.
Jamil Pugh (B.S.Ed. '08 Sports Med) works at Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Chesapeake, Va.
Nicole Shenk (B.S.Ed. '08 Kines) is a physical therapist at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethesda, Md.
Shannon Slovensky (M.Ed. '05 PE) is working as an exercise physiologist in Charlottesville.
Tyler Smith (B.S.Ed. '09 Kines) is a student physical therapist at Lynchburg College in Virginia.
Ashley Speights (B.S.Ed. '08 Kines) graduated from Duke University last May. She is currently a Doctor of Physical Therapy with SPARK Physiotherapy in Alexandria, Va.
Cheryl Stuntz (Ph.D. '05 PE) was recently tenured and promoted to associate professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. As a member of the psychology department she teaches courses in sport psychology and personality psychology.
Tom Susco (B.S.Ed. '01, M.Ed. 02 Health & PE) earned a DPT degree from Washington University in St. Louis an is currently working toward a JD degree at Indiana University - Indianapolis
Robert Thorne (M.Ed. '01 Health & PE) is head athletic trainer at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
Leigh-Ann Webb (B.S.Ed. '05, Sports Med) is an emergency medicine physician at University of Chicago Medical Center in Illinois. She and Bryant Webb are pleased to announce the birth of Avery Corinne Webb, born August 16. “8 lbs 14 oz of joy!”
Carrie Weimer (M.Ed. '04 PE) is a physical educator at Pasadena Elementary School in Maryland. She is planning a wedding on July 14, 2012, to Zachary Deaver. She is also Girl's varsity basketball coach at Severna Park High School.
Andrea White (M.Ed. '02 Health & PE) is a physician’s assistant at Carthage Area Hospital in New York.
Andrew Wilkinson (M.T. '09 Kines) is a P.E. teacher at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School in Ooltewah, Tenn.
Martha Williams (M.T. '04, Health & PE) is a personal trainer for the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club in Charlottesville.
Becky Bedard (M.Ed. ’10 Kines) is an assistant athletic trainer at Hobart and William Smith colleges. Ms. Bedard has previous clinical experience as an athletic trainer at Cornell University, Ithaca College, Longmeadow High School and Virginia Military Institute.
Ted Croy (Ph.D. ‘11) is an assistant professor at US Army-Baylor University in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Bethany Dannelly (M.Ed. '10 Kines) is assistant women's basketball coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Andrew Fink (M.Ed. '10 Kines) was recently transferred from the Department of Kinesiology to the Department of Health Services at James Madison University to teach courses in disease, health program planning and evaluation, and kinesiology. His Exercise Intervention in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship program at the U.Va. Cancer Center is continuing to grow.
Andrew says: “Over the summer our first Lance Armstrong Foundation Transitions program was completed to great success. We also completed our second high-risk breast cancer clinic Women's 4 Miler training program with very positive results. We are currently looking forward to increasing the program's reach to serve the communities of Augusta county and Rockingham County, as well as partnering with such organizations as the U.Va. Mindfulness Center and Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. I am excited for the future of the educational aspects of the program, as we further improve on our relationship with the JMU student body, in addition to our practicum opportunities with U.Va.'s exercise physiology program. Interest has been expressed by several hospitals in North Carolina of adopting my program for use, and discussions have also recently been opened with Yale in establishing the program among their cancer clinics too."
Thomas E. Moran (Ph.D. ’11 Kines) is featured in the documentary film ‘Why Me!’ a biographical sketch which tells the story of how he has overcome the affliction of cerebral palsy and has gone on to base his life’s work upon helping others do the same. He is an assistant professor of kinesiology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., training health and physical education teachers. Read more in the Livingston County News. (posted 2012)
Colleen Perry (M.Ed. '11 Kines) is an adapted PE teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. She married Ryan Perry on July 30.
Melissa (Missy) Price (M.Ed. '99 Health & PE; Ph.D. '10 Sports Psych) was named head coach of women's soccer at the University of Nevada in time for the 2010 season. She had served as assistant coach for the previous two seasons. She also had experience as assistant women's soccer coach at U.Va. during the 1997-99 seasons. (posted 2011)
Ashley Stern (M.Ed. ’10 Athl Training) provided physiotherapy services to Cayman Islands Olympic swimmers for the first week of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, U.K. during the Swimming events. The Cayman Islands had two athletes competing in Swimming: brothers Shaune and Brett Fraser, both graduates of the University of Florida. Stern is on the athletic training staff at Florida. See a photo of Ashley with the Fraser brothers.