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Check out the August edition of Class Notes below! Please submit your own Class Note via our online form. We’ll feature you in the next email edition, online, in College of Charleston Magazine, and possibly even on our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

August 2019


Brigitte Kuhn Wolverton received her BS in physician assistant practice from the University of Southern California in 1999. She is working in occupational therapy at Concentra and the Federal Prison in Victorville, CA. She and her husband, Gilbert, live in Yorba Linda, CA.


Ann Marie Schweers McManus participated in a panel of real estate agents who were interviewed by Mike Ferry of the Mike Ferry Organization in Las Vegas. Over 4,500 brokers and agents from around the world participated in the conference. Ann Marie is a Realtor and Vice President for Meybohm Realty in Augusta, GA.


Nadine Orsoff Vogel, of Highland Beach, FL, is the CEO of Springboard Consulting, a global company working with corporations to successfully mainstream disability in the global workplace. She was the subject of a Harvard Case Study published by the Harvard Kennedy School in June and was featured as a New York Innovator in Forbes, Fortune, and Entrepreneur Magazines. In addition, she was selected by European University in Rome to build and deliver executive curriculum on disability.


Lori Rogers Remensnyder is a retired Registered Nurse. She and her husband, Gary, have three children and live in Chapin, SC.


Scott Woods is President and CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit Union and was selected by Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award as one of the Top CEOs of 2019. Scott was ranked number five out of 50 CEOs and received an approval rating of 99%, based on reviews of current and previous employees. Scott and his family live in Charleston, SC.


Karen Addy Rhodes has been promoted to Associate Creative Director at Pace Communications in Greensboro, NC.


Priscilla Blackie Varner obtained her MFA in interdisciplinary art from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2015, and is the EXECs Advocacy Program Manager for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce in Denver. She and her husband, Montell, live in Aurora, CO.


Jason Chan, of San Jose, CA, is the Vice President of Information Security at Netflix and leads the 60-plus person team responsible for corporate information security, product and application security, privacy engineering, and infrastructure.


Lourenza Greene has been appointed Tax Collector for Berkeley County in SC. Lourenza has been with the county for five years.

Marc Stein has been elected Treasurer of the Cougar Club Board. He is the Owner and Operator of Alphagraphics of Charleston.


Sadie Nius Briggs and her husband, Rhettt, welcomed their daughter, Simone, on November 30, 2018. The family resides in New Orleans, LA.

Carolus Daniel is the Senior Finance Administrator for the Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida. Carolus received his Certified Public Accountant License in June 2019.

John Douglass has been elected President of the Cougar Club Board. He also serves on the College of Charleston Alumni Association Board of Directors. John is a Vice President with ServisFirst Bank in Charleston, SC.


Ross Collins lives in Vienna, VA where he is a Partner in Ernst & Young's Financial Accounting Advisory Services. Ross leads client service delivery teams that provide financial accounting and reporting assistance to global financial institutions.

Brian Cummings is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner in private practice with Cummings Wealth Management Group. He and his wife, Mary, live in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Alan Uram has been elected to serve on the Cougar Club Board. He is Market President for GrandSouth Bank in Charleston, SC. Alan earned his MBA from The Citadel in 2005.


Meredith Caldwell Johnson was promoted to Vice President of Product Management at Blackbaud in 2018, making her accountable for guiding the strategic direction of Blackbaud's complete portfolio of solutions for the social good sector. She also became a Board member for the non-profit, Charleston Promise Neighborhood. Meredith and her husband, Trevor, live with their two daughters in Charleston.

Nick Orenduff is a Partner at Orenduff & Associates which is now affiliated with PlanMember Securities Corporation in Richmond, VA. The company will expand retirement, investment planning, and financial education opportunities for investors, including educators and employees of nonprofit organizations.


Thomas Bryan and his wife, Laura, welcomed their first child, Abigail Catherine, on July 5, 2019. Thomas is a Sales and Leasing Executive at Stirling Properties in New Orleans, LA.


Josh Atkinson is a Landscape and Watershapes Designer with Atkinson Pools and Spas in Mount Pleasant, SC. He has been elected Secretary of the Cougar Club Board.

Stephen Osborne has been elected to serve on the Cougar Club Board. Stephen is a Sales Executive with United Producers Group and lives in Mount Pleasant, SC, with his wife, Grace Toland Osborne '11.


Jessica Chaconas Carroll and her husband, Bill, have two daughters, Harper and Olivia, and live on Sullivan’s Island, SC. Jessica is attending Charleston School of Law.


Stacey Latham Bailey is the Chief Operations Officer at Reason One in downtown Charleston. Stacey and her husband, Adam Bailey '12, welcomed their son, Copeland, into their family on October 26, 2017.

Ashton Hooker was recognized by the South Carolina Independent School Association as a Master Teacher. This program recognizes teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to share and collaborate with other educators. Ashton teaches English to fifth and sixth grade students at Mason Preparatory School in downtown Charleston.

Briggs Huddleston is Wealth Manager and Director of Retirement Plans at Family Asset Management in Charleston, SC. Briggs married Grace Perry Daughtridge on April 27, 2019.

Devin Patro is Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager at SunTrust Bank in Charleston, SC. He has been elected to serve on the Cougar Club Board.


Mark Bringardner has been elected to serve on the Cougar Club Board. He is a Trial Attorney with the Joye Law Firm in Charleston, SC.

Matt Casey earned his PhD in history from the University of California, Davis in 2018. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University and lives in Tempe with his wife, Carmen, and 3-year-old son, Alejandro.

David Quarterman married LaTisha Morgan on March 31, 2019 in Chickamauga, GA, where the couple now lives.


Caroline Eubanks will appear at the prestigious Decatur Book Festival during Labor Day weekend to discuss her book, This Is My South.


Christeen Faucette is a Realtor for Keller Williams and resides in Charleston, SC.


Vikki Bernotski is an Academic Advisor at the University of Cincinnati and lives in Blue Ash, OH.

Catherine Clifton is the Director, Championships for the PGA of America and lives in Brookhaven, GA.


Gabi Corey received her master's degree in history of art from the University of Glasglow in 2015. She is a Restitution Specialist for Sotheby's in New York City.


Catherine Gunnells married Andrew Leonard on June 22, 2019, in Aiken, SC. The couple lives in Kennesaw, GA, where Catherine is a recruiter for Accenture.

Lauren Stevens married Kristofer Nelson on September 8, 2017. Lauren works at the College as the Support Coordinator: Junior Cohort REACH Program. Lauren and Kris live in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Emeline Thorpe is completing a master's degree in social work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Chris-Marcus Kitchings received his MA in higher education leadership from the University of San Diego in May 2019.


Shelby Bowden received his MS in geology from Western Kentucky University in 2018. He is currently working on his PhD in geology at Penn State.

Katie Kajfez married Ben Britt '16 on May 18, 2019, at the Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Cleveland, OH.

Caitlyn Johnson married Colby Grigg on December 17, 2017. Caitlyn received her M.Ed. and Ed.S. in school counseling from Clemson University in May 2018. She is a School Counselor for Greenville County Schools and lives in Inman, SC.

Carolyna Ramirez is the Production Administrative Assistant for the Charleston Gaillard Center.


Dani Cox started her own small business, Down from the Attic, where she performs remote research and valuation services to complete online antique appraisals. In 2017 Dani received the William Moultrie Cup for her work in American history from Daughters of the American Revolution. This year, Dani became a Certified Personal Property Appraiser by the International Society of Appraisers.

Maddie Grooms married Braton Hart, on June 22, 2019, in Keystone, CO. The couple resides in Gainesville, FL.

Sam Mills is the Project and Service Coordinator for ChemoCars, a nonprofit startup that operates out of Charlotte, NC. Sam is one of the first, founding employees and has helped to provide over 12,000 free rides to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.


Brianna Leask is employed by AE Fit, a 24-hour gym for athletes, lifters, and competitors in Mount Pleasant, SC.


Dupree Hart was selected on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 26th round with the 783rd overall pick but has opted to begin his career in business as a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual in Charleston, SC.

Nathan Ocker was selected by the Cleveland Indians on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Nathan was the 880th overall pick in the 29th round.