Mickey Cobb came to Truett-McConnell College from Ware County, Georgia, near Waycross, having graduated from Ware County High School in 1959.
In high school he earned athletic letters, wrote articles for the school paper—the Gator Gabb—and was a spotter at the high school football games. Always an avid sportsman, Mickey served as a student athletic trainer at all three of the colleges he attended. He received an associate’s degree from Truett-McConnell College in 1962, a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern College in 1964 and a master’s degree from Indiana University in 1966.
From 1966 until 1977 Mickey served stints as head trainer at DePauw University, at Georgia Southern College, and for the Charleston, West Virginia, Pirates, the Kansas City Royals Academy in Sarasota, FL, and for the Royals’ triple-A team in Omaha, NE.
In 1977 he became the head baseball trainer for the parent major league baseball team, the Kansas City Royals. He served as head trainer for 13 years until he retired in 1990. His term of service with the Royals included five divisional playoff appearances and two World Series appearances for the ball club. Mickey was selected twice as the trainer for the American League All-Star team—in 1982 and in 1990. His memories of his years with the Royals include a close friendship with one of the all-time great players of his era, George Brett
In addition, he was chosen by major league baseball players and writers as the team trainer for Sports Illustrated’s Dream Team in the mid-1980s. He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Georgia Southern University.
Mickey Cobb is a published author, having written 16 magazine articles while at Georgia Southern College and authored a book entitled Baseball Injuries and Training Tips, published by Vantage Press, NY, in 1974. In the early 1980s he appeared on Good Morning America with David Hartman to discuss the hazards of smokeless tobacco.
Since Cobb’s retirement in 1990, he has conducted some athletic training workshops in Europe and Asia and continues to be active in community work for charity as a member of the Kansas City Royals Alumni.
Mickey and his wife, Cheryl, have six children and ten grandchildren. They reside in Lee’s Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City.
Bob Nash (class of 1956) and Janet Carpenter Nash (class of 1955) have retired—again! In their words, “We have decided it is time to slow down and smell the roses. As doors of ministry may open for us, we will walk through them with great joy. In the meantime, we are enjoying the slower pace.” Bob and Jan live in
Bill Dixon (class of 1957) sent the TMC Alumni Office a Christmas greeting in which he gave the following information: He and his wife Snookie have been married for almost 45 years and are the parents of two sons, David and Chris. They have four granddaughters and two recently adopted sons—
two brothers from
Beth Underwood Brown (class of 1959) of McDonough underwent exploratory surgery on October 31, resulting in the discovery of stomach cancer and the removal of her entire stomach. The esophagus was connected directly to the small intestine, enabling her to eat. She is taking treatments with a fairly new drug and is feeling considerably stronger and better than before she began her treatments in early January. She can be contacted at
Bob Hatfield (class of 1969) recently celebrated 30 years as minister of music at
Charles M. (Mickey) Moore (class of 1969) is owner and CEO of LuMic Digital Studios, as well as production director and keyboardist for
Don L. Ansley (class of 1975) is an account executive for Ansley Communications Group, Inc., in
Dr. Wesley Harris (class of 1978) and his wife, TMC alum Teresa (Terri) Burns Harris, have relocated from their former home in
Lisa Reeves Spivey (class of 1980) and Cathy Van Brackle (class of 1980) visited the Truett-McConnell Alumni Services Office, along with former TMC Director of Admissions Rodney Fitzgerald and former TMC Dean of Students
Christen Brown, daughter of William E. (Billy) Brown (class of 1981) and Kaye Bramlett Brown (class of 1982), graduated this past spring from Wake Forest University, where she played basketball, earning four letters and an education degree at the university in Winston-Salem, NC. The 22-year-old returned home to
Tim Smith (class of 1982) received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Charles Huyck (class of 1983) lives in
Bruce Poss (class of 1983) has been tapped by the North American Mission Board to serve as its Coordinator for National Disaster Relief. He has been associate pastor for students at
Brenda Neal Sapp (class of 1985) teaches EBD middle school at the Methodist Children’s Home in
Patsy Adams (class of 1990) works in the Edward Jones Investments office in
Lori Hickey Brooks (attended 1990-1992) has been married to Jimmy Brooks for 13 years. They are the parents of an eight-year-old daughter, Sierra, and a six-year-old daughter, Gracie. The family lives in
James Armour (class of 1992) says that he is staying busy in his job with developmentally disabled adults. He lives in
Scott Thomas (class of 1992) and his wife, Lisa, announce the birth of their second son, Aiden Carter Thomas, on
Olu Menjay (class of 1993) has been administrator of the Ricks Institute in his hometown of
Johnathan Gray (class of 1994) has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation, having begun his responsibilities on
Ryan Raymond (class of 1995) is on the staff at Northland, A Church Distributed, in
Brian Hancock and Melanie Brantley (both class of 1999) were married in 2004 and reside in
Mitch Fielder (class of 2003) was married on
Scott Sienkiewicz (class of 2008) and Carrie Ann Saville (attended 2007-08) were married on
April 1, 2006 - January 1, 2008
April 1, 2006 - January 1, 2008
Ethelene Dyer Jones (’49) underwent open heart surgery on
Grover Jones (’49) is a resident of the Memory Support Unit of the Georgia War Veterans’ Home in Milledgeville, GA, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease that has claimed his memory and his cognitive skills.
Bob J. Porterfield (’53) and Betty McGraw Porterfield (’53) live in
Robert Pickett (’54) has retired as a pastor and public school teacher after many years of pastoring churches and teaching school in Illinois, Florida and Georgia. His wife passed away in April 2006 (see In Memoriam), and Rev. Pickett now lives in
Carl Radford (’56) and Mary Lou Bagby Radford (’57) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on
J. Frank Sailers (’57) and his wife, Peggy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on
Harry L. Werner (’61) was inducted as president of the Georgia Retired Educators Association on
Jimmy McAdams (’66) retired as president of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes on
David Doud (’68) was named 2007 Teacher of the Year for the Baldwin County School System. Doud teaches algebra at
Martha Gilham Smith (’70) of
Jim Adkins (’72) owns and operates a private emergency medical service in
Gail Dixon Mann (’72), is the interim director for the Graceville Extension Center of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in
Rev. Harris Malcom (’73) assumed his duties on
Vicki Savage Herron (’74) is an Assistant to the Registrar at
Dr. Peggy Pritchard Kulesz (’75) received the 2007
Jaye Cummings Copeland (’77) and her husband, Bobby, are seen around the TMC campus from time to time visiting their younger son, Zac, who is a sophomore at TMC. The Copelands live in
Martha Lord Meeks (’77), Deanna Chitwood Turner (’77), Amy Hawkins (’77), Debbie
David Stovall (’77), president and CEO of Habersham Bancorp, was named one of
Rebekah (Becky) Russell Collier (’78) lives in
Wesley and Teresa (Terri) Burns Harris (’79) have relocated their residence from
J. Kelley Hall, head women’s basketball coach at Truett-McConnell during most of the 1980s, was named the new head coach of the women’s basketball program at the
Lt. Col. Mark London, US Army, (’83) returned in June 2006 from a tour of duty in
Brenda Neal Sapp (’85) lives in
LaCresia Glass Borden (’88) is owner of a full-service travel agency, Personal Touch Tours Travel Agency, located in Hapeville, GA, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. She says that her agency makes plans for everything from family reunions to honeymoon tours.
Andrea Folsom Gray (’88) and her husband, Johnathan Gray (’94) announce the birth of their son, Landon Wayne Overton Gray, on
Linda Wood (’89) was named Teacher of the Year in the Hart County School System for the 2006-07 school year. She is a language arts teacher at
Jeannie Peters Barden (’90) serves as the Language Arts Department Chair for the Georgia Virtual School and, in addition, works full-time as a developer and teacher of on-line courses for Cobb County’s E-high School, a virtual school. Her husband is a high school athletic director/AP history teacher; they have one small child.
Larry Stell (’90) is employed at Telfair State Prison in
Chris Wade (attended 1990-1992) was named men’s basketball coach at
John Barlowe (TMC baseball coach 1991-1994) was named head baseball coach of
Robert Anderson (’91) received his BA in history from Georgia State University in 2002 and spent the years from 2002 to 2005 teaching English in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (
Matt Paul (’91) has joined the staff of Financial Supermarkets, Inc., on the client support/training team. His role is to provide support in the form of business development, sales training and relationship coaching for in-store financial institutions located in the
Joan Dorsey Prance (’91) is a kindergarten teacher in Arab, AL, where she lives with her husband, Paul Prance, and their daughter, Annabelle Grace, born on
Joy Johnson Phillips (’92) and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their third child, Ryan Lee Phillips, born
Kory Burel (’93) is pastor of
Christopher Coggins (’93) became bus minister at
Olu Quaity Menjay (’93) is principal of the Ricks Institute, a private boarding school near Monrovia, Liberia, founded by Baptist missionaries in 1887. The once prestigious boarding school suffered extensive damage during the 14 years of civil war in
Sebastian Muah (’93-’94) returned to his native Monrovia, Liberia, in early December 2006 to work for a year as Country Response Information Systems Manager, working under the aegis of the Office of the President of Liberia to help implement a national program to fight HIV/AIDS. When he returns to the
James Kelley Timms (’93) was recently promoted to Vice President of Marketing with First Generation Inc., Athens, GA, a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of parts for classic muscle cars. He has worked with the firm since 1992, when he began a part-time job to help with his college expenses.
Alison Burrell Brown (’94) and her husband, Rocky Shane Brown, announce the birth of their first child, Addison Kay Brown, on
Robin Lorina Fonclara (’94) was married to Timothy Harrison on
Jeremy Gates (’94) is senior pastor of
Stacy Lee Wade (’94-’95) was ordained as a priest of the Eucharistic Catholic Church on
Brian Anderson (’95) was named head men’s basketball coach at
Suzanne Olmstead (’95) was married to George Stephen Crissey on
Trent Alexander (’97) and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of a son, William Brayden Alexander, on
Andrea Harper (’98) and Jason Brown (’99) were married on
Tim Cotten (’98) and Amy Jones Cotten (’97) have moved to
Gregory Charles Hyde (’98) was married to Candi Hubbard of
Craig Cantrell (’99) was named Teacher of the Year at
Mark Fiddie (’99) is a teacher of music in the Walton County School System at the
Christina Lynn Wallis (attended ’99-’02) was married to Jason Shelton on
Chris J. Armstrong (’00) graduated from the law school of
Kelly Cockrell (’00) and Tom Young (’98-’99) were married on
Kyle Langley (’00) married Sara Allyson Henson of
Ryan Nichols (’00) was married in January 2006 to Daniela Ciliberti. The couple resides in
Molly Speir (’02) was married to Josh Jordan Owens on
Sarah Louise Stewart (’02) teaches kindergarten (five-year-olds) and first grade at
Jennifer Atkins (’03) works in special events and photography at Cinderella’s Castle at the
Shannon Horn (’03) was married on
Brenden Bergin (’04) of Cleveland and Kimberly Ann Townsend of Chatsworth were married on
Jessica Galusha (’04) married Hill Driggers on
Kelli Nicole Stamey (’04) and Kyle Thomas Edwards (attended ’02-’03) were married on
Whitney Susann Ledford (’05) and Casey Jennings Chastain were married on
Matt Papa (’05), through his music ministry called the Matt Papa Band, traveled to
Jennie Leigh Rice (’05) and Jonathan Milton Jameson were married on
Blake Ryan (’05) was featured in an article entitled “Success Story” in The Atlanta Journal Constitution in early April 2006 because he had achieved a weight loss of 183 pounds at the time of the article’s publication. He is now a triathlete, participating in triathlons which include a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike ride and a 10K run. Since he enrolled in
Joshua Wyatt (’05) and Kathryn Anne (Katie) Cooper (’06) were married on
June 15, 2008 - September 25, 2008
Gene and Sue Lyons Robinson (class of 1958) observed their 50th wedding anniversary on
Danny Caudell (class of 1978) is Southeastern Regional Safety and Environmental Manager for Cobb-Vantress, Inc., the world’s oldest poultry breeding company and a global leader in broiler breeding. He lives with his family in
Jennifer King (attended 1977) is principal of
Angela Stovall Post (attended 1977-1978) has recently been named Assistant Vice President and Manager of the Helen Branch of United Community Bank. An 18-year employee of the bank, Angela has two children and is very active in civic projects in
Scott Mewborne (class of 1987) is an officer in the United States Air Force. He graduated in early August from Air Command and
Steve Bartlett (class of 1993) is in his second year as Assistant Principal of
Sebastian Muah (class of 1994) was recently appointed to work in the cabinet of Her Excellency Madamme Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of
Dena Burnett (class of 1999) was married to Aaron Hayes on
Davis W. King, Jr. (class of 2000) was elected to the Board of the Georgia Health Care Association at the group’s annual convention June 15-20 at Amelia Island, FL. He is Chief Executive Officer of King Enterprises and Associates, Inc., in
Dr. Joshua D. Kinsey (class of 2001) was recently honored by the Georgia Pharmacy Association as the Georgia Retail Pharmacist of the Year. The Georgia Pharmacy Association is a nationally recognized and respected organization with more than 2,000 members. Kinsey also was elected to serve as the vice chairman of the
He is a 2005 honor graduate of
William Threadgill (class of 2004) is in his first year as band teacher at
Lynn Westmoreland (class of 2008) is employed as a fifth grade teacher at
January 1, 2008 - April 6, 2008
Charles (Mickey) Moore ('69) lives in Monroe, GA, where is owner of LuMic Digital Studios, an ultra highspeed computer network specialist for WCI in Alpharetta, GA, and choirmaster of Harmony Baptist Church, Monroe.
Connie Huff Allen ('76) and her husband, Doug Allen, live in Bayfield, Colorado. They own and manage a cabin resort business northeast of Durango at Vallecito Lake called Eagle's Nest Cabins and Homes.
Donald Allison ('81) of Cleveland was named president of the Mountain Valley Community Bank in Cleveland on January 10, 2008. He has served as Executive Vice President of the bank since it opened almost three years ago. Before that he was Executive Vice President of United Community Bank of White County. He is married to the former Rose Mariee Knight ('84), and they have two adult sons.
Johnathan W. Gray ('94) of Sharpsburg, GA, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Billy Graham School of Missions, Church Growth and Evangelism in December 2007. The title of his ministry project for his doctorate was "A Strategic Plan to Motivate Georgia Baptists to Endow the Cooperative Program of the Georgia Baptist Convention," the research for which will be helpful to him in his position as Director of Development in the Central Georgia area for the Georgia Baptist Foundation. Johnathan is married to the former Andrea Folsom ('88), and they are the parents of three daughters and a son. He is serving currently as president of the Truett-McConnell Alumni Association.
Cassie Taylor ('95) is in school studying to become a certified medical transcriptionist. She will complete her studies and begin work in October 2008. She lives in Cartersville, GA.
Celeste Holdredge ('97) was married to Randy Vance on October 27, 2007, and became step-mother to Erica and Kenzie. Celeste is worship leader at Luthersville Baptist Church and also works at a bank in Luthersville, GA, where the family resides.
Ryan Casey ('99) and his wife, Crystal Rowe Casey ('00), announce the birth of a second daughter, Lillian Rae Casey, on December 13, 2007. Lillian joins big sister, Hannah, 3.
Davis W. King, Jr. ('00) married Jill Gillespie (a UGA graduate) on August 18, 2007, in Carillon Beach, FL. The couple honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They reside in the Albany area and have four dogs. Davis is CEO of King Enterprises & Associates, Inc., in Albany, a health care provider.
Jennifer McCombs Rickman ('00) and her husband, Brent, announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Grace Rickman, on September 13, 2007. The Rickmans live in Dalton, GA.
Anna Fletcher Heatherly ('01) and her husband, Eric Heatherly (attended 97-99), welcomed Frank Edward Heatherly II to their family on January 11, 2007. After Anna left TMC, she redeived her bachelor's degree in psychology and management from DePaul University, with honors. She works for Chesterfield County Commissioners' Office in Chesterfield, VA, where Eric is pro-desk manager at Home Depot. The Heatherly family resides at 25115 Wayne Avenue, Petersburg, VA 23803.
David and Kristen Nowak Parker ('02) announce the birth of a son, Logan David Parker, on October 1, 2007, weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces. The Parkers reside in Hoschton, GA.
Henry Peabody ('05) is currently enrolled in Villanova University in Pennsylvania to complete a master's degree in behavioral analysis. He is also employed with the Northwestern Human Services as a certified addiction counselor and serves as interim pastor for the First International Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ. Henry resides in Levittown, PA.