Class Notes

Class Notes is where we celebrate milestones in the lives of our alumni and remember those whom we have lost. If you have news and updates that you would like to share with your classmates and friends, please click on “Update Us” to the right.

Former Faculty Member Lt. Col. Dave Bower passed away September 16, 2020, after a long illness.

Nancy Gail Bingman Buffenmyer ’56 passed away December 20, 2020.

Frank Crane ’59 passed away on July 22, 2020.

Sharon Callaway Knechtel ’62 passed away on January 29, 2021.

Dorothy “Alleene” Petty Kracht ’64 passed away on December 21, 2020, following a battle with cancer.

The Rev. W. Larry Buckman ’64 passed away on January 16, 2021.

Robert “Bob” Prentice ’75 died unexpectedly on December 20, 2020.

Harold Cail ’80 passed away on February 5, 2021, following a long battle with cancer.

Stephen Gruber ’81 passed away July 12, 2020, following complications from COVID-19.

Jim Moore ’83 married Gail McDaniel on September 26, 2020.

Rebekah McFall McLawhorn ’06 and her husband, Daniel, welcomed Stephen Andrew on December 22, 2020. Stephen joins older siblings Paul and Marie.

Pictured here are cousins Stephen McLawhorn and Ruthie Polatty born one week apart.


Elizabeth McFall Polatty ’08 and her husband, Andrew, welcomed Ruth Marie on December 29, 2020. Ruthie joins older siblings Thomas and Hannah.

Pictured here are cousins Stephen McLawhorn and Ruthie Polatty born one week apart.


Davis Powell ’10 and his wife Kate welcomed a daughter, Hartley Grace, on February 8, 2021.

Bobby Ley ’12 is Thomas & Hutton’s newest professional engineer.

Tyler Renew ’13 married Julia Gossett on August 24, 2020.

Paul Amick ’13 and Maggie Carter ’15 were married on December 31, 2020.

Erika Weeks ’13 married Austin Boyle on July 18, 2020.

Margaret Chase ’14 married Rudd Orr on June 19, 2020.

Ethan Harmon ’14 married Lauren Compton on March 6, 2021.

Graham Harmon ’15 married MB Smith on July 25, 2020.

Lora Carter ’16 married Seth Mason on June 6, 2020.

Matthew Shoup ’16 married Bethany Patton on October 18, 2020.

Jared Rubinson ’16 and Sadhbh Barry ’16 were married on June 19, 2020.

Callie Philpott ’17 married Sam Maurer on June 7, 2020.

Marion Carilli ’17 married Gray Hinson on February 12, 2021.

Peter Huang ’17 will be attending Stanford University Graduate School this fall to obtain a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

Kathryne Marion ’19 and Paul Copeland ’20 were married on January 16, 2021.