Class Notes Submitted in August, 2015

Peggy Agee (M.Ed. ’76 Speech Path & Aud) received the Teaching and Mentoring Award at Longwood University’s Graduate Commencement in May 2015.

Melissa DeMott Branch (M.T. ’08 Foreign Lang Ed) Branch familyand Jeremy Edwards Branch (Col ’07) welcomed Henry Emerson Branch into this world on March 15, 2015. He joins big brother, Jeremiah Edwards. The family resides in Richmond, Va.

Megan Burgess (B.S.Ed. ’06 Sports Med) Megan Burgessis a physical therapist and manager at a hospital-based therapy provider and a teaching assistant with the Washington University in St. Louis program in physical therapy. She is a mentor and instructor for the SSM-SLU orthopedic physical therapy resident program and an instructor for network-wide continuing education on topics such as running screening and evaluation, non-clinician anatomy, hip/pelvis regional application, shoulder evaluation treatment with occupational therapy focus. Her areas of interest include lumbar/hip/pelvis and women’s health.

Megan Burgess's Curry Memory

“Mid-lecture jokes of Patrick McKeon and his passion for the subjects he taught.”

Sarah Collie (Ph.D. ’02 Higher Ed) , assistant vice president for organizational excellence at the University of Virginia, was named by The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation: Higher Education’s Network for Change Leadership, one of two 2015 Leaders of Change. Collie was recognized at the network’s annual conference in July, held in Nashville.

Craig Denegar (M.Ed. ’79, Ph.D. ’89 Health & PE) was appointed head of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut.

Craig Denegar's Curry Memory

“There are several great memories but coffee and conversation with Don Ball is certainly near the top of the list.”

Craig Denegar (M.Ed. ’79, Ph.D. ’89 Health & PE) Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries
by Craig R. Dengar, Ethan Saliba, and Susan Saliba
(Human Kinetics, 4th ed.),
Coming in fall 2015.

Penny Bach Evins (M.Ed. ‘96 Couns Ed)

is head of St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore. Previously, she was an administrator at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, the Lovett School in Atlanta and the Webb School of Knoxville. She is proud that many of her students have gone on to attend the University.

Valerie Herzog (M.Ed. ’96 Health & PE) was recently appointed to serve as the director of the Office of Graduate Studies at Weber State University. She has also begun her first term as a commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Valerie Herzog's Curry Memory

“Testing new surgical tools on cadaver hands in the conference room!”

Lynn Housner (B.S. ’74 Health & PE) Lynn Housnerretired 2013 due to an unexpected illness and disability. “I am now Associate Dean and Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University. During my career I was fortunate to receive the following honors: (more…)

Lynn Housner's Curry Memory

“Taking teaching methods classes with Linda Bunker”

Rebekah Jarosinski (B.S.Ed. ’15 Kines) “Hello all! I would like to share that I am currently a first year student in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at VCU. My planned graduation date is in May 2018. I want to thank U.Va. for all of the guidance the professors have given me as I continue on to becoming a physical therapist. The program is excellent in providing students with the knowledge they need as they continue into the working world or in their graduate studies.”