Cathy Waggener Peterson Smith (B.S. ’86 Elem Ed) was recently married to Mr. David M. Smith. Mrs. Smith is a middle school gifted resource teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools and is a past recipient of the Curry Foundation Middle School Teacher of the Year Award, Virginia Association for the Gifted Teacher of the Year for Region II, and the VFW National Citizenship Education Award–Virginia Middle School Teacher of the Year. Mr. Smith is a retired naval officer and is currently employed as a government civilian for the navy. Mrs. Smith is the mother of Michael Peterson (SARC, 2015), and Mr. Smith is the father of Ashleigh Smith (CLAS, 2012).