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  William Couper.

William Couper ’68, Mid-Atlantic President for Bank of America, will be honored by City Year Washington, DC, an education-focused AmeriCorps nonprofit, with the 2012 Lifetime of Idealism Award at the Idealism in Action Gala May 23, 2012. Throughout his 40 years in the banking industry, Mr. Couper has shown a dedicated commitment to civic participation and giving back to the greater Washington, D.C., area through various personal and professional channels. He volunteers on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the McIntire School Advisory Board, and oversees Bank of America’s philanthropic support to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Maryland; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; North Carolina; and South Carolina.


  Martin Einhorn.

Martin Einhorn ’80, Founding Shareholder of Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer P.C. (WEC), was named 2011 Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Leadership Honoree for his commitment to encouraging volunteer programs in the workplace that strengthen the Hampton Roads community. The Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Excellence Awards are presented annually by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads and in partnership with the Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Council and Virginia Business magazine, recognizing the men and women in the area’s corporate community who play a vital role in promoting volunteerism and strengthening local nonprofits. Einhorn was honored Dec. 7, 2011, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Tom Wilson ’81, a former Global Recruiting Chief for Merrill Lynch, is offering 10 weekly career workshops starting Jan. 25, 2012, to those out of work, those considering a job change, and those first-timers in the job market. Held through March 28 at the Presbyterian Church of New Providence, N.J., the sessions focus on all aspects of the job-seeking process, from how to manage a job search to networking, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and what to expect during the first 90 days of a new job. Wilson, now a consultant and executive coach, is also Chairman of Lime Connect, a nonprofit providing career opportunities for students with disabilities, and sits on the McIntire School Advisory Board and on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Finance Group Advisory Board.

James Karides ’82 joined V-Ten Capital Partners as Partner and CFO. V-Ten, a Richmond, Va.-based private investment firm, provides capital to early-stage companies with exceptional management teams and breakthrough technologies.

William Boden ’83 is Managing Director/Principal in Timbervest LLC, which owns and manages forest and ecological assets for pension funds, foundations and endowments, and private individuals. The firm currently manages approximately 1 million acres across most major regions of the United States. Says Boden, “I enjoy it very much and have traveled all over the country in this position!”

Slaughter Fitz-Hugh ’86, President and COO of Richmond, Va.-based technology consulting company CapTech, was featured in a Dec. 3, 2011, Richmond Times-Dispatch article titled “Getting to Know: Slaughter Fitz-Hugh.”

  Marilyn and Paige O'Day.

Martha Stallard O’Day ’90 (M.S. in Accounting ’91) and her husband, Tim, welcomed their second child, Paige Eleanor, born Aug. 15, 2011. Paige joins a sister, Marilyn, 3. The family lives in New York City.


  Thayer Cote.

Tina Cote ’91 is pleased to report that her youngest daughter, Thayer, celebrated her first birthday in December 2011. Says Cote, “At age 11 months, Thayer finally fit into her McIntire onesie! She is hard to catch with a smile, but I think the photo is all the more amusing with her look of determination, as she certainly does look like she ‘means business’!” Big sisters Kayla and Taryn are aged 17 and 14, respectively.


  Lazetta Rainey Braxton.

Lazetta Rainey Braxton ’95 was awarded a 2011 Financial Planning Association® diversity scholarship recognizing her as a leading professional working to expand diversity in the financial planning profession. Lazetta is Founder and CEO of Financial Fountains, a fee-only financial planning and registered investment advisory firm in Chicago.


  Alexander Waddey.

Alexander C. Waddey ’95 was elected to membership at regional law firm Stites & Harbison PLLC in Nashville, Tenn. Waddey is a member of the firm’s Real Estate & Banking Service Group and the Business & Corporate Services Group. His practice focuses on commercial lending and real estate transactions. He has significant experience representing lenders in connection with secured and unsecured commercial financings, including workouts on behalf of commercial lenders and mezzanine financings. Waddey was also a part of the firm’s conduit lending team that closed loans in 47 states. He often represents national lenders in reviewing documentation for compliance with Tennessee law. Waddey is actively involved with a number of charitable organizations, including serving on the board of Ronald McDonald House.


  Celeste Ballard.

Moira Ballard (nee John-Williams) ’99 and husband Timothy welcomed their third child, Celeste Nayo, born Aug. 19, 2011. Celeste joins siblings Timothy (4) and Alana (22 months).


  Cambria Woodall.

Brian James Woodall ’00 and his wife, Dana, welcomed their first child, Cambria Marie, born Dec. 9, 2011. The family resides in Petaluma, Calif., where Mr. Woodall is the CEO of Lamplighter Financial, a CFO outsourcing business focused on small business mergers and acquisitions.

Bingham C. Jamison, CFA ’02, Managing Director at Wellspring Partners LLC and Captain in the Marine Ready Reserves, is a Contributor for TIME’s Battleland blog. He posted four blog entries in late 2011 and early 2012: “The Super Committee: Failure at Any Cost” appeared Dec. 20, 2011; “Dying to Withdraw” appeared Jan. 6, 2012; “Hunting for Our MIAs” appeared Jan. 27, 2012; and “A Daughter’s Plea: Daddy, Please Don’t Leave” appeared Feb. 10, 2012.

Wes Petticrew ’06 recently accepted a position as Tournament Coordinator for Jeff Sanders Promotions, a golf event management company in Beaverton, Ore. Wes graduated with his M.B.A. from the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon in June.

Charlie Morgan ’08 joined Iroquois Capital Group as Vice President, responsible for providing investment banking services to middle market companies. The Nashville, Tenn.-based merchant banking company focuses on the health care and financial service industries. Morgan previously worked in New York with JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s investment banking group.

Colleen Trentham ’11 will join UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences Development team as a Development Coordinator Feb. 27, 2012. She will lead fundraising efforts for the Virginia Film Festival and Heritage Theater Festival, and assist with the College’s leadership College Fund and other annual giving efforts. Colleen previously worked as an Intern in the Arts & Sciences Development Office, served as the Culbreth House Manager and Box Office Clerk for the 2009 Heritage Theater Festival season, and served as the Event and Guest Coordinator for the Virginia Film Festival in fall 2011.

In Memoriam

Richard Cunningham Wight Jr. ’30, widower of Nancy Sampson, died Dec. 2, 2011. Born in Richmond, Va., in 1910 and raised in Ginter Park, he was the son of Richard C. and Pocahontas Wilson Wight. Mr. Wight graduated from Ginter Park School, John Marshall High School, and the University of Virginia in 1930. He attended VMI for the 1926-1927 school year. Wight Motors Inc. was the Nash automobile dealer in Richmond and surrounding counties from 1939 through 1941, when Mr. Wight joined the U.S. Army as an Ordnance Officer. He served in North Africa and Italy for 20 months between 1942 and 1945. After the war, he was in the office supply business for five years before entering commercial and industrial real estate, building, managing, and trading real properties. Active in public affairs, he served five years on the Richmond Planning Commission, part of the time as Vice Chairman. Mr. Wight was a member of the Commonwealth Club (since 1934) and the Country Club of Virginia, and a former member of Princess Anne Country Club. He is survived by his son, Richard, and daughter-in-law, Susan; his stepson, Henry S. White; his stepdaughter, Mary T. Gautreaux, and her four children; a number of nieces and nephews; and his faithful caregiver, Delores Allen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Fund of Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227. (From Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Alexander S. Hamilton ’52 passed away Oct. 10, 2011. He was 80.

Hugh S. West ’52, aged 81, passed away Sept. 18, 2011.


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