Show Your Colors!

NEW Name, New Look: As an alumni or friend of Belhaven University, you can take the Green and Gold wherever you go. If you’re purchasing a new vehicle for the next graduate in your family, the Belhaven tag is a memorable accessory. In fact, it’s a great gift for any family member, for any occasion.

The cost isn’t much, and more than half of that amount is a tax deductible gift to the university scholarship fund. Tag purchases and renewal are available at your local tax assessor’s office or online at if you live in Alcorn, DeSoto, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lee, Madison, Rankin, or Warren Counties in Mississippi. For Hinds County residents, login to Thank you for promoting Belhaven Univerisity.
50’s] Joan Wells Underwood ’59 was thrilled to be inducted into the Belhaven Fifty Year Club during Homecoming last November. She enjoyed having her son, Keith, accompany her to see the place where God did so much for her.

60’s] Betty Jane Allen Donohoe ’60 has been living in South Africa, where her daughter and her family reside, for more than four years. She is convinced the Lord arranged for her to be there in order to tutor her seven year-old grandson. Betty also began making customized quilts for children, and estimates she has made at least 100 while in South Africa.

Marimae Clark Coleman ’60 and Betty Clark Simmons ’60 recently visited their dear friend Julia “Ju Ju” Crittenden ’57 to present her with a new Belhaven University diploma. The ladies were joined by Vice President for University Advancement, Kevin Russell and J.T. Simmons, who has served as an advisor to Belhaven for many years. As always happens when this group gets together, the discussion was lively as they laughed and reminisced about their friends and fun days at Belhaven.

Yong Choon Kim ’60 was a guest speaker for an international conference in Seoul, Korea last October. He traveled throughout China for two weeks following speaking at the conference.

Tom Maynor ’61 was named The Meridian Star “Citizen of the Year,” in February. He was presented with the award during a reception at the newspaper.
70’s] William “Bill” Buford ’70 and his wife, Ronda, recently relocated their home and office from Greenville, South Carolina, to the family’s farm in Clinton, South Carolina. Bill continues to broker investment real estate with the national firm, Marcus & Millichap. He also manages the family’s and others’ land and timber investments.

William “Bill” Robfogel ’71 and his wife, Edna, retired in May after serving in the ministry with the ARP and PCA denominations, as well as on the Mission field in Nigeria. They have moved to the SIM Retirement Village in Sebring, Florida.

80’s] Deanna Kuiper Noyes ’83 just completed her 12th year of teaching at Dallas Baptist University and is now a full professor. Additionally, her youngest son is beginning work with youth at DBU, while her oldest son will graduate next May from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor with a degree in computer game design.

James Carter ’83 was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army in April. A special ceremony took place at the United States Army War College Memorial Chapel in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Jon Shell ’86 is serving his third year as Secretary of the Board of Deacons at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has also been invited to teach bagpipes at the North American Academy of Piping in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Jon plans to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships with his daughter, Zoe, in August.

90’s] William Small (’93) has been hired as an assistant basketball coach at UTEP. Small brings more than 15 years of college coaching experience, primarily in the Southeast, to El Paso. Most recently he spent three seasons working under Rod Barnes at Georgia State.

Brian Bellomy ’95 and his wife, Robin, recently celebrated the birth of their third child, Caleb Seth, born Easter morning, April 4. His brother, Nathan (3), and sister, Hailey (16 mos.), are thrilled to have their baby brother join the family. The family recently moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Huntsville, where Brian now has an agency position with State Farm Insurance.

Chris Clark ’95 has recently had a collection of poetry and stories, Biscuits With Archie: The Poetry and Stories of C.H. Allen Clark, published by Outskirts Press.

Amy Moore ’96 was recently promoted to Vice President and Financial Reporting Manager for BankPlus in Jackson. She has worked at BankPlus for more than six years.

Matthew Nasekos ’96 and his wife, Sheila, welcomed their sixth child, James Walter, born March 8. He joins his five siblings: Karina (15), Harrison (11), Isaac (9), Noah (8) and Storey Grace (5). Matthew recently accepted the call to serve as the Executive Director of Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, Mississippi. He is also on the board of an international orphan ministry, Share the Hope International, which encourages the church around the world to reach out in mercy to orphans.

Leslie Dickinson Gentry ’97 and Aaron Gentry ’99 adopted their daughter, Hannah Catherine, in April. They will be moving to Colleyville, TX where Aaron will begin in August as the Bible Department Chair, Chaplain, and the Assistant Director of Development for Alumni Relations at Colleyville Christian Academy.

Stewart Quarles and Amanda Long Quarles ’97 welcomed their second child, Norah Katherine Quarles, on December 9, 2009. Norah Kate joins her sister, Mara Brantley (4).

Tim Chapman ’98 and Christa Bandre Chapman ’98 are doing well. Tim is a full time T-6 instructor pilot for the USAF Reserves at Columbus AFB. Christa is home educating their boys: Zack (7), Sammy (5), and Nate (3).

Joshua Dear ’98 and his wife, Karen, were married on May 15. They began their life together by moving to Muskegon, Michigan. Josh plans to continue serving as an adjunct Bible professor for the Belhaven Online program, and he hopes to be called as a pastor of a church in the days ahead.

Michael Dukes ’98 and Christina Graybeal Dukes ’98 celebrated twelve years of marriage on July 25. They are expecting their fifth child, due in late January 2011. The new addition will join siblings Mackenzie (11), Maggie (9), Mary Claire (3), and Mason (22 months).

Yohan Pamudji ’98 and Denise Kilcrease Pamudji ’00 welcomed their second daughter, Penelope Iris, in May. Penelope joins her sister, Sofia Rose (4). Yohan works for Lifecycle, Inc.

Andrea Mihal Patino ’98 and her husband, Gary, live in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. They have four children: Gabriella (8), Dominic (6), Isabella (4) and Alexandrea (1).

Sabra Nord Sturgis ’98 and her husband, Chris, along with their two sons, Samuel (5) and Sawyer (2), are making the long trek to reside in Alaska the end of July.
Jeannie Ragland Taylor ’98 and Max Taylor ’99 welcomed their fourth child, Greer Genovar, on April 26. She joins brothers Max (4), Atticus (3), and Emmett (18 mo). Max serves as the Assistant City Attorney in Denver, Colorado.

Aleta Horton Eley ’99 and her family have recently moved into a historic district of Monroe, Louisiana. They are all excited to be just across the street from their church and the kids’ school.

Laura Christel Lavallee Horlings ’99 and her husband, Carl, welcomed their first child, Kinsley Nikhil, born June 13.

Barrett Jones ’99 and Bryanne Hossbach Jones ’01 welcomed their third child, Judson Daniel, on May 27. Barrett’s service in the Air Force will be coming to an end this summer and they will be moving back to Jackson, where Barrett will be working with MEA Medical Clinics.

Kathleen Savage Foster ’99 and her husband, James, welcomed their fourth child, Fiona Frances, on December 2, 2009. She joins big sisters Bridget (6) and Ivy (3), as well as big brother, Trace (1).

Beth Tippett Whitney ’99 joined the Belhaven Development Office in June, where she serves as the Development Operations Manager.

00’s] John Summerlin ’01 and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed their first child, Brayden Christopher, on October 8, 2009.

Louise Anderson ’02 is now serving as the Corporate President of Executive Women International. She also serves as Vice President of Maurice Joseph Inc. in Jackson.

Julie Howard Lindberg ’02 and her husband, David, welcomed their second child, Tennyson Beck, on June 2, 2009. He joins big brother, Hadden Finn (3). David recently graduated with an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

Beverly Pike Burrell ’03 and her husband, Kevin, welcomed their second child, Katelyn Grace, on October 28, 2009. She joins big brother, Benjamin (4). They are on staff with StoneBridge Church Community (PCA) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Merilee Paxton Olps ’03 and her husband, Faris, welcomed their first child, Charles Henry, on March 31. They are currently moving to Jonesboro, Ark.

Allen McGregor ’04 has been appointed sales manager for TEC in the Jackson corporate office. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the sales, marketing, and telecommunication industries.

Nan Peyton McNatt ’04 and her husband, Matthew, were married on August 30, 2009. They currently reside in Ottawa, Illinois.

Jamie Reed Williams ’04 is currently the co-director at Kiddie Kollege in Forest, Mississippi. She has been married for seven years and has two sons, Chylen (3) and Grayson (2).

Rick Thornburgh ’04 and Elizabeth Martin ’04 welcomed their son, Nicholas Logan, to the family on November 20, 2009. They currently reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Angelle Brignac Mundia ’05 and her husband, Rodney, welcomed their first child, Pierre Temwani, on January 19.

Brianna Crisler Paduganan ’06 and her husband, Gabriel, welcomed their first child, Isaiah, in June. They currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri.

Julia Callahan Brinkerhoff ’07 and her husband, Nathan, are currently serving as missionaries in Pucallpa, Peru with South American Mission. They have a son, Simeon, and were anticipating the birth of their second son in April.
Baskin Jones ’07 and Katherine “KC” Newell Jones ’07 have recently moved back to Jackson following Baskin’s completion of law school at the University of Mississippi. He will take the bar exam at the end of July, and KC will be teaching at Jackson Prep in the fall.

Jessica Merrill ’07 was recently promoted to vice president at Bottrell. She serves as marketing coordinator, cross-sell coordinator, and personal lines supervisor.

John Shaw ’07 and Britney Webb Shaw ’09 were married November 7, 2009.

Kyle Buescher ’08 and Amber Akers Buescher ’08 are moving to Frisco, Texas. Kyle will be teaching Physical Education at Ashley Elementary, while Amber will teach Technology at Isabelle Elementary School.

Francisco Eguiguren ’08 was named Coordinator for the 7th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. The event will host 700 youth leaders from around the world. Francisco, along with his fellow members of the University of Bridgeport team, received the Distinguished Delegation Award at this year’s National Model U.N. in April.

Jason Carlock ’09 and his wife, Sharee, welcomed their daughter, Sophie Elaine, to the family on February 1. Sharee is the Assistant Director of Student Services with Graduate and Online Admission at Belhaven.

Julien Marion ’09 was promoted to Customer Service Specialist with American Medical ID in Houston, Texas. He is currently working in the company’s French marketing program. Additionally, Julien and his wife are expecting their first child in August.

Michael Pavalock ’09 was recently accepted for admission into Jackson State University’s Doctor of Public Health program.

Juanita F. Norton ’25 passed away on May 4, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Elta R. Posey ’41 passed away on April 18, 2010 in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Wilma H. Baggett ’43 passed away on February 12 , 2010 in Madison, Mississippi.

Ruthie L. Owen ’44 passed away May 27, 2010, in Madison, Mississippi.

Ruby B. Booth ’47 passed away February 25, 2010.

Elizabeth W. “Ada” Jordan ’48 passed away February 28, 2010, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Carolyn G. Patterson ’53 passed away on April 28, 2010, in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Charlotte R. Causey ’53 passed away on May 5, 2010, in Clinton, Mississippi.

Carra L. Taylor ’56 passed away on April 5, 2010, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Carol Allen ’57 passed away in May in Madison, Mississippi.

Ethel A. Allred ’56 passed away on February 2, 2010, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

Emett H. Barfield ’57 passed away on June 4, 2010, in Lexington, Kentucky.

James L. Long ’68 passed away on March 7, 2010, in Slidell, Louisiana.

Julie R. Culver ’98 passed away on June 25, 2010 in Morriston, Florida.

Sharesa Sparkman ’06 passed away July 12 in Jackson, Miss.

2 thoughts on “Show Your Colors!

  1. Baskin Jones ’07 and Katherine “KC” Newell Jones ’07 have recently moved back to Jackson following Baskin’s completion of law school at the University of Mississippi. He will take the bar exam at the end of July, and KC will be teaching at Jackson Prep in the fall.

  2. Could you please remove the paragraph about Amber Kidner for security reasons.

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