Alumni Notes

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Gregory Tomlin '01 - This spring Potomac Books will release Greg's second book, Murrow's Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration. The work examines Edward R. Murrow's role, as director of the U.S. Information Agency, in explaining America's domestic and foreign policy to the world during the three fast-paced years of the Kennedy presidency. (1/16)

Mark Bergman '04 - Working for Governor Dannel P. Malloy as Deputy Chief of Staff (9/15)

Isaac Sarver '12 - Was hired on March 16th to serve as the Outreach Representative for Senator Mark Warner's Roanoke office. (3/15)

Dana Bomkamp '95 - Was married to Kelsey Granville on August 23, 2014. (11/14)

Patrick Warfle '80 - Culminating a 32-year career in the Intelligence Community as a Senior Executive Service Tier 3 serving in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Retired US Navy Reserve Captain (O-6) with 2 Command Tours and deployed tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. MA Georgetown University Walsh School of International Law and Diplomacy, National Security Studies Program, 1984; MS National Security Affairs, National Defense University, 1995. Married to the former Jane Norwood Bush, WM 1982, JD (Catholic and Georgetown). (10/14)

Lisa Bailey Mackey '91 - Glad to see the College's partnership with USArmy TRADOC. :) We currently live in Hohenfels, Bayern Germany at an Army training facility where my husband is a commander. My gov't comes in handy for deep thought discussions with him about work. Glad to hear new digs are finally coming to this great department! I am currently a stay-at-home mom of three young kids. As a certified elementary teacher I look forward to getting back into the schools more when my youngest goes to K next year. For now enjoying getting a taste of European life. (10/14)

Jill Pryor '85 - On 10/06/14, I was sworn in as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. (10/14)

Alexander Monroe '69. - In January 2014, I published a book entitled: In Service to Their Country: Christchurch School and The American Uniformed Services. It is a combination of narrative text and oral histories and demonstrates how experience in the private secondary school and in the uniformed services prepared those who had this experience for effective citizenship in the uniformed services and in leadership positions in civilian life. The ISBN is 978-0-615-91429-9. Among other things it focuses on the late Lieutenant Lewis B. Puller, Jr. USMC, a Pulitzer Prize winner and graduate of the College and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. It is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the Brandylane Publishers of Richmond, Virginia (804-644-3090) (10/14)

Scott Rhodes '89 - I am professor within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine. I have just edited a book titled: Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement.

Complex problems in public health and medicine, including disparities in HIV, have been noted to be ill-suited for traditional outside-expert approaches to research and practice that often result in insufficient understanding of the factors key to health promotion and disease prevention and ineffective interventions and programs. Research aimed at understanding and eliminating health disparities and promoting health has begun to focus attention on meaningful community engagement and authentic community partnership as integral processes throughout the entire research process. Blending the lived experiences of community members, the experiences of representatives from service- and practice-based organizations, and sound science has the potential to develop deeper and more informed understandings of health-related phenomena and produce more relevant, successful, and sustainable efforts to promote community health and reduce health disparities. Community engagement, partnership, and community-based participatory research (CBPR) recognize that a so-called outsider (e.g., academic researchers and practitioners), can work best with community members, who themselves are experts. This book is a compilation innovative behavioral HIV prevention interventions that use community engagement, partnership, and CBPR. Each chapter has been co-authored by renowned scientists, representatives of community-based organizations, and lay community members and highlights innovative interventions to reduce risk among vulnerable populations. (8/14)

Isaac Sarver '12 - Isaac J. Sarver was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Conservation and Recreation for a term lasting four years, beginning on July 1st, 2014 and ending on June 30th, 2018. (6/14)

Megan Peery Casey '04 - I just wanted to let the W&M Government Department know that I was accepted to become an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). EIS Officers are the CDC's "Disease Detectives" who investigate unusual outbreaks of disease domestically and abroad. (Think of Kate Winslet in the movie "Contagion") I owe a special thanks to Professor Manna who advised me when I wrote my thesis on infectious disease surveillance and local governments. Please let me know if you need any additional information! (3/14)