Alumni Board of Directors (BCAA) Bios
Ina Fitzwater Baker, Class of 1969
The Vernon Company
Home: Broadway, VA
Degrees: BS, Home Economics Education, Bridgewater College; Marketing Education Certification, JMU; MBA , Human Resource Management, SCUPS
College Activities: Mu Epsilon Mu, Glee Club, S.N.E.A., Served on several class subcommittees, Dean's list – senior year, Psychology Rat Lab Instructor (part time student paid position)
BC Alumni Activities: Homecoming, Annual Fund, Spectator at various athletic and music programs, Participated in Career Day for underclassmen and some local association events
Community Activities: Member of several Chambers of Commerce, serving as president on two occasions for the Broadway-Timberville Chamber of Commerce, Former Membership Director for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving on the Marketing and Ambassador Committees, Served as Membership Director of the Rotary Club of Broadway-Timberville, Member of the Church of the Brethren, where I have served on the district and local church boards, taught Sunday School classes, served as youth director (with husband Jerry), sang in the choir, deacon, etc.
R. Paul Davis, Class of 1962
Teacher & Elementary School Principal for August County Schools
Degrees: BA, History, Bridgewater College in 1962; Master of Education from University of Virginia in 1967
College Activities: Track, Touring Choir, Glee Club
Current Community Activities: Staunton Church of the Brethren
BC Alumni Activities: Co-Chairman, Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Family: Wife, Betty Rickman Davis, class of 1963; three daughters: Mary; Sarah – class of 1994; Ellen
James D. DeLucas, Jr, Class of 1988
Chief Development Officer/Board Member - Nielsen Builders, Inc. Harrisonburg, VA
Degrees: BS Business Administration
College Activities: 4 years football and 4 years baseball
BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Board Member, Don Glick Volunteer of the Year award 2003-2004, Business Campaign participant, Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund.
Community Activities: Rockingham Education Foundation Board Member, Past Board member and Chairman - Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Member 2005-2010
Jennie Draper, Class of 2003
Obstetrician and gynecology physician, Virginia Physicians for Women
Degrees: BA, Science - Bridgewater College; Doctor of Medicine - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
College Activities: Student Athletic Trainer; Co-founder and co-editor in chief of Veritas, the Student Newspaper; Student Senate; President of the Premed Society; Student tutor; Resident Counselor; Student Ambassador; Lambda Honor Society
Awards: Presidential Outstanding Service Award
BC Alumni Activities: Young Alumni Advisory Board, help organize class reunion activities, active supporter of the football team
Family: fourth generation to have attended Bridgewater College
Tony Franklin, Class of 2010
Store Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company
Degrees: BS- Communication Studies-Bridgwater College, MA- Management and Leadership- Liberty University, MAT- Masters of Arts Teaching: Elementary Education0 Liberty University- (Currently Enrolled).
College Activities: Eagle Productions, Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, Student Government, Alumni Association Intern, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Pinion Players, Veritas
Awards: Leadership Award ODK
BC Alumni Activities: Young Alumni Advisory Board
Family: First Generation to attend Bridgewater/College
Andrew P. Grossnickle, Class of 2002
Current Employment: Director, Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates, Fredericksburg, VA
Degrees: BS Business Administration – Bridgewater College; Masters of Accounting (Forensic Accounting) – Florida Atlantic University
College Activities: Students in Free Enterprise, International Honor Society in Business (Delta Mu Delta), Contributor to the School Newspaper, Accounting Tutor, Tennis
BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors, Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund
Community Activities: Member of Frederick Church of the Brethren, Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Officer of the Battlefield Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Family: Wife, Anna; Son, James
Bradley Hallock, Class of 1986
Corporate Controller, Equipment Development Co., Inc.
Degrees: BA, Business Administration - Bridgewater College; Master of Business Administration - James Madison University, 1991
College Activities: Student Counselor, Concert Choir, Chorale, Oratorio Choir, Ski & Outing Club
Alumni Activities: participate in Homecoming activities, supporter of the Annual Fund, attend local alumni events
Community: active member of Frederick Church of the Brethren: chair of Long Range Planning Committee, member of Strategic Planning and Finance committees, past church board chair, member of Chancel Choir and handbell choir, Sunday school teacher, youth leader.
Family: Karla McCray Hallock, '86; daughters Katelyn (Katey) BC class of 2016; and Jenna
Megan Orndorff Huffman, Class of 2003
Development Operations Director, Water Missions International
Degrees: BA, communications/psychology-Bridgewater College; master's degree, public relations/nonprofit concentration-Boston University College of Communications
College Activities: Student Body vice president and president; freshman and sophomore class president; Omicron Delta Kappa; Lambda Pi Eta (National Communications Association); Baptist Student Union; Temptations; Mass Communications Organization
BC Alumni Activities: Permanent President, Class of 2003; Young Alumni Advisor Group; Alumni Association Board of Directors (ex-officio 2003-2006, member-at-large 2007-2009, presidential appointee 2010).
Community Activities: Redeemer Presbyterian Church; Charlottesville Salvation Army Board of Directors; Service Dogs of Virginia Board of Directors; Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Charlottesville Graduate; Center for Nonprofit Excellence Board Development Academy Graduate
Betty Halterman Kline, Class of 1955
Degrees: BA Psychology Bridgewater College 1955; MA psychology University of Hawaii 1957; Certification Mental Health administration UNC; Certification Forensic Psychology UVA
College activities: BC Bee associate editor; feature editor. Ripples staff; student council; psychology club president; Sophomore class secretary; tennis; Hill and Dalers; Miss Senior class
Employment: Dean of Women and instructor of Psychology at Bridgewater College; Director of Mental Health services for clinics serving Staunton, Waynesboro & Augusta Counties and Harrisonburg/Rockingham; Center for marriage and family. Researcher MCV genetic basis of mental health problems with children.
Volunteer activities: Valley Voice (for visually impaired); Oasis art gallery; Life Long Learning (curriculum com); Skyline Literacy( teach English as a second language)
BC Alumni Activities: attending almost every event (sports, music, drama, lectures) at BC Travel.
Family: Widow of Paul Miller Kline (class of '53..Professor of art and department chair); one son, Kristopher M. Kline; two daughters, Deborah K. Murphy & Pamela K. Wolfe.
Charles Mason, Class of 1969
CFO, Phillips Communication & Equipment Co, Ruckersville, VA
Degrees: BS, Business Administration, Bridgewater College
College Activities: Football (4) years, Baseball (1) year, Business Club (3) years, “Talon” sports editor (1) year
BC Alumni Activities: Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund, support BC athletics by attending as many games as possible
Community Activities: Church of Our Saviour, treasurer 1979-2004 and serve/served on Vestry and various committees
Joshua A. Law, Class of 2013
Financial Services Advisor II, Union First Market Bank
Degree: BA, Busines Administration & Marketing – Bridgewater College
Permanent President of the BC Class of 2013, Vice President of the Bridgewater College Student Body (Senior Year), Chairman of the Student Senate Finance Committee & the Clubs & Organizations Committee (Senior Year), Bridgewater College Student Senator (Junior & Senior Year), Student Representative on the BC Curriculum Development Committee (Junior Year), President of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (Junior & Senior Year), Alpha Phi Omega Vice President of Fellowship (Sophomore Year), Chairman of the Alpha Phi Omega Fellowship Committee (Sophomore Year), President of Bridgewater College Commuter Club (Sophomore – Senior Year), Students in Free Enterprise (S. I. F. E.) Project Manager (Freshmen & Sophomore Year), Bridgewater College Orientation Leader (Sophomore – Senior Year), Student Representative on theBridgewater College Committee of Student Affairs (C.O.S.A) (Senior Year), Student Representative on the BC Judicial Hearing Board (Senior Year), Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities Award Recipient (Senior Year), Philomathes Honor Society (Sophomore – Senior Year), Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Leadership Fraternity Member (Junior – Senior Year), BC President’s Office Intern (Senior Year). Dean’s List Honoree, Member of Eagle Productions (Freshmen – Junior Year), Awarded Most Outstanding Senior in the Bridgewater College Department of Economics & Business, Student Representative on the BC Campus Quality Control Team (Junior Year), & Veritas Contributor (Senior Year).
BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors Member-at-Large (2013-2016), Supporter of the Annual Fund, Student participant in Tuition Free Day, Participated as a student spokesperson in video promoting the BC Alumni Association Annual Fundraising Challenge. Community Activities: Member of the Shenandoah Valley Young Republicans Association & Mitt Romney for President Intern (Senior Year).
Jeffrey K. Miller, Class of 1993
Federal Highway Administration / US Department of Transportation
Degrees: BA, Political Science, BC ; Pursuing MA in Government Studies, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
College Activities: Talon (Editor and Writer), Ripples, Honor Council, Catholic Campus Ministries, Society of Collegiate Journalists
BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Board Member (Filling One-Year Term), Recipient of the 2009 Young Alumni Award, Organized the BC/Catholic Football Game Alumni Tailgate, Currently Leading Efforts to Organize Regional Alumni Groups, Participated in various Northern Virginia Alumni Events, Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund.
Community Activities: Member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Alexandria, supporter of the Alexandria Animal Rescue League, active supporter of the Combined Federal Campaign (the federal employee equivalent of a United Way for charity giving)
Jeff Postans, Class 1979
Senior Auditor with the Virginia Department of Taxation
Degree: BS Business Administration Bridgewater College
College Activities: Treasurer & President Circle K, WGMB, Concert Choir, Pinion Players
BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors (Presidential appointee 2010); recipient of the 2010 West-Whitelow Award for Humanitarian service
Community Activities: BSA Scoutmaster, Den Leader, member of the Farmville United Methodist Church, past Co-Youth Director; Disaster Relief mission project team leader, Habitat for Humanity, Wesley Foundation for Longwood University & Hampden-Sydney College board of directors, Meals on Wheels, Farmville Area Community Emergency Services
Jimmie Ritchie, Class of 1985
General Manager, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation - Timberville, VA
Degrees: BS - Business Administration, Economics - Bridgewater College; Master of Business Administration - James Madison University, 1989
College Activities: Student Counselor,
Community: active member of Broadway-Timverville Rotary Club; Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor BSA Troop/Crew 458, 2 time – Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree Contingent Leader, Active in Harrisonburg/Rockingham United Way, Active in Cargill Ambassador program which serves numerous Community non-profit organizations, Former Church Council member and Finance Committee member – Muhlenburg Lutheran Church.
Family: Wife Jeanne (BC Class of 1988) and our 3 sons – Jimmie III (BC Class of 2012), Zachary (BC Class of 2012) and Jacob (Turner Ashby HS Class of 2014).
J. Douglas Smith, Class of 1973
Family Physician practice (of 30 years) - Rockingham Family Physicians
Degrees: BA, General Science from BC in 1973; MCV in 1977. Completed Family Medicine residency in Roanoke in 1980.
BC Alumni Activities: Avid fan of BC sports. Chaired the recent campaign to honor Dr. John Martin at BC.
Community Activities: Member of First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Va. having been an elder and teacher in Sunday School. Volunteer at the Harrisonburg Free Clinic.
Family: Wife, Beth (class of 1976); one daughter, Adrienne.
Travain Williams Sutphin, Class of 1990
Pharmacy Operations Manager, PharMerica
Degrees: BS, Biology/Chemistry-Bridgewater College; Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
College Activities: Senior Year: Tennis Team Bridgewater; Co-chairperson Parent’s Day VCU/MCV 2003;
Community Activities: Chairperson, Day School Steering Committee, Member of Care and Nurture Committee, past Sunday School teacher, Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church; Team Mom, JV Football Cheerleading, Brookville High School 2010-2011.
Sharon Sweet, Class of 2008
Social Studies Teacher and Tennis Coach with Frederick County Public Schools
Degrees: BA, History and Political Science, Secondary Education- Bridgewater College; in process of master's degree, Curriculum and Instruction – James Madison University
College Activities: Orientation Leader Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Years, Student Senate Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Years, Junior Class Vice President, Senior Class President
BC Alumni Activities: Class of 2008 Permanent Class President, Bridgewater Alumni Board 2008-2010, 2012-present, host of a young alumni event in Winchester VA, Supporter of the Annual Fund
Dennis Wakeman, Class of 1984
Information Systems Manager, Bonner Kiernan & Crociata, LLP
Home: Arlington, VA
Degrees: BS, Business Administration, Economics; MBA, James Madison University, 1988
College Activities: Student Senator Heritage Dorm, Honor Council
BC Alumni Activities: Active participant and organizer of the alumni/parent football tailgate run by Stone Station.
Family: Third generation BC alumnus and I am actively trying to persuade my nieces and nephew on the virtues of attending BC
Sherrie K. Wampler, Class of 1985
Stay-at-home mother of four; formerly taught in Rockingham County Schools; worked for The College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University 1987-1991 (supervised student teachers, conducted research and taught education classes.)
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Bridgewater College; Master of Arts, Reading, West Virginia University, 1989; Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction/Reading, West Virginia University, 1996.
College Activities: Campus Center Program Council, Student Counselors, Intramural Sports, Who's Who.
BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Fund Committee - 1991-1997; Annual Fund Committee member - 1997-1999; regional alumni event host; Alumni Board Member Director-At-Large (2010-present).
Community Activities: Member of Manassas Church of the Brethren; served as Sunday School Teacher, Director, and Co-Director of Vacation Bible School; coordinator of the church Fall Festival for 13 years. Volunteer in Prince William County Schools at elementary, middle and high school (1997-present). Appointed member Prince William County Schools Advisory Committee on Gifted Education (2006-present).
Family: Husband, Benjamin, '82; four children, Katelyn (BC Class '14), Matthew, Sarah and Joseph.
Anita Hall Waters, Class of 1978
Director of PR/Marketing, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Glen Allen, VA
Degrees: BA, Fine Arts - Bridgewater College; master's degree, Business Administration – University of Richmond
College Activities: Ripples yearbook (all four years; editor – junior year; co-editor – senior year); Circle K; Resident Advisor, Dillon 3rd East – senior year; Freshman Orientation Leader – junior and senior years; Student Senate – parliamentarian – senior year; Honor Council, Program Council, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities (Senior Year)
BC Alumni Activities: Attend and host several Richmond area alumni gatherings, Alumni Association Board of Directors (member-at-large 2008-2010, Secretary 2010-11, Geographic Regions Committee), Attend several BC football games annually, Supporter of the Annual Fund, Participated in Career Exploration Day 2009
Community Activities: Three Chopt Presbyterian Church; Hermitage High School Band Boosters; Richmond Sportsbackers Marathon Training Team Assistant Coach, Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic Volunteer
Melvin Williams, Class of 1995
Attorney and Owner, Mel Williams, PLC
Degrees: BS, political science, minor: philosophy/religion, Bridgewater College; Juris Doctor, Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William and Mary, 1998
College Activities: Student Body President, Ernie the Eagle (college mascot), Student Ambassadors, Campus Center Program Council.
BC Alumni Activities: have assisted with annual fundraising, local Roanoke alumni activities, participate in Homecoming activities.
Community Activities: part-time pastor, Sunday school teacher and evangelist; Roanoke City Electoral Board, has served on various boards for Roanoke area non-profit and Christian organizations.
Family: wife, Ela Fulghum Williams