Richard J. Aubry, Jr. (M.Ed. ’69, Ed.D. ’74 Elem Ed)
It’s Not Just Black or White,
a book about baseball and civil rights in Farmville, Virginia.
Richard Aubry, Ed.D., played for the Farmville All Stars for three years in the 1970s. During that time, Richard celebrated a twenty-two-game winning streak, and was named pitcher of the year in 1976. He remains close friends with the other players.
Richard has multiple degrees from the University of Virginia. In addition to being a college professor, he has also worked as a school teacher, principal, director of instruction, and assistant superintendent. He now lives in Florida with his wife.
Coauthor Warren (Ricky) Brown was co-captain of the Farmville All Stars when Richard joined. A native of Farmville, he was the first African American to work for the Farmville Police Department who had been trained at the Police Training Center. His biggest accomplishment is persevering when the public schools closed in his community. He became a success without his father living at home.
Jennifer N. Bacon (M.Ed. ’04 Spec Ed) published “Using Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Poetry Groups with Diverse Teens” in the fall 2016 issue of The Florida Reading Journal 51(3), 18-27.
Joe Bock (B.S. ’81 Health & PE) has been a teacher in the Rochester, New York, City School District for 21 years and coached three sports a year for 15 years at Marshall High School. “I have started a 501 c 3 public charity called Joe Pro Youth Life Camps that benefits at-risk youth and teaches life skills through character camps with football and cheerleading.”
Joe Bock's Curry Memory
“Numerous— especially teaching long snapping (my eventual professional specialty) to a class that included Valerie Ackerman and Dori Gamble.”
Mike Brunet II (M.Ed. ’99, Ph.D. ’02 Health & PE) and his family currently reside in Alexandria, La., where they have been living since 2002.
Mike Brunet II's Curry Memory
“Hitting Bodo’s bagels after a long day!”
Mike Carroll (M.Ed. ’92 Health & PE) was recently elected to the Board of Certification Board of Directors in one of the two open Athletic Training Director positions. He is the Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Athletic Director at Stephenville High School in Texas.
Joseph L. Cipp (M.Ed. ’72) was inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his decorated career as football coach for Bellport High School in Brookhaven, on Long Island. He also received the National Football Foundation Honor Award in 2007. Mr. Cipp retired as head coach in 2011.
Kelsey Cox (B.S.Ed. ’12 Kines) just graduated from Boston University School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program with a master of science degree and passed the national board exam for PAs, while continuing to be one of Boston’s premiere indoor cycling instructors at B/SPOKE Studios.
Steven DeFrank (B.S. ’85, M.Ed. ’86 Health & PE) is a practicing trial lawyer working for Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers in Atlanta, Georgia. I have two children in college and just celebrated 29 years of marriage.
Blain Harrison (M.Ed. ’01, Ph.D. ’11 Kines) is a lecturer and internship coordinator in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida.
Evan Hellwig (Ph.D. ’92 Health & PE) is a professor of athletic training and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health at Cedarville University in Ohio.