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Class Notes: 1990s

Angelyne Edwards Collins '90 '08 (English; library media and instructional technology) recently graduated with her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from the University of Georgia in December 2015. She is employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools and lives in Snellville with her husband Elijah.

Niles Reddick '91 (MA psychology) announced that Summertime Publications will be releasing his new novel, Drifting Too Far from the Shore, in August/September. This is his third book. Road Kill Art and Other Oddities was published by Whiskey Creek in 2007 and Lead Me Home was published in 2010. He works at the University of Memphis and lives in Jackson, Tennessee with his wife Michelle. Visit his website at

Leslie Fagin ’92 ’03 (BA political science, MSRP rural and small town planning) recently accepted the position as instructional coach for the Griffin-Spalding County School System. She will provide leadership and support in the use of technology in teaching and learning, serve as an advocate for the effective integration of technology into the curriculum, and serve as a leader in professional development that links the use of technology to classroom applications and improved student achievement and productivity. Leslie is a member of the UWG Alumni Association Board of Directors and is the chair of the engagement committee.

Dr. Angela Harris ’92 ’94 (BA psychology, M.Ed. special education) takes her passion to Fort Valley State University after nearly 25 years at Dalton State University. Her most recent position was assistant vice president of enrollment services. She will serve as the vice president for student success and enrollment management at Fort Valley.

Duncan “Dunny” Blankenship ’94 ’98 (BSED secondary education, M.Ed. secondary social sciences) was one of three teachers selected as finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year recognition program for Floyd County Schools. He is a seventh grade social studies teacher at Model Middle School. He has taught since 1994 and has been at Model since 1996. He became interested in teaching after joining the United States Navy Reserve and seeing the world from a new perspective. In a press release from WRGA Rome’s News Talk, he said, “Teaching enables me to see the smiles that are most important, teach positive values that society encourages…”

Robert “Robby” E. Schultz III ’96 ’98 (BA history, MPA) is a partner at Rollins Financial, Inc., which was recently listed as #20 on CNBC's 2015 Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Managers. The partners of the firm, Joe Rollins, Robby Schultz, and Eddie Wilcox, were obviously honored and happy to be recognized for the firm's hard work and diligence.

"This is an incredibly impressive accomplishment for the firm that started 25 years ago and manages assets of over $300 million," Robby said. "Considering the rankings are completely researched and developed by CNBC and Meridian-IQ with zero input from any firms or outside sources, being included on the list is quite an achievement."

Robby and his wife Danielle Van Lear Schultz live in Atlanta.

Dr. Valya S. Lee ’95 (M.Ed. middle grades education) was appointed to one of the 13 leadership boards by Governor Nathan Deal last June. She is the superintendent of the Liberty County School System. She is a former K-12 educator and adjunct professor at the university level. She and her husband, Gerald, have two children and seven grandchildren. She resides in Midway.

Robert E. Schultz III ’96 ’98 (BA, MPA) and his wife Danielle have been blessed with their second child, Patrick "Reid" Schultz. Reid was born on September 28 and arrived weighing in at 7 lbs, 10 oz and 20.2" long. The incredibly happy couple and their first child, Caroline, have been eagerly awaiting Reid's arrival, and they joyfully welcomed him to their Buckhead home. Robby is a partner and investment adviser at the financial planning firm Rollins Financial, Inc. Danielle (Van Lear) is a partner and CPA at the accounting firm Rollins & Van Lear, P.C. The firms are located in Buckhead.

Susan Lynn Hale ’97 (BA mass communications) recently earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation by the Universal Accreditation Board/Public Relations Society of America. The APR designation is held by approximately 4,500 public relations practitioners nationwide and considered to be top credential earned in the profession, signifying that its designee has demonstrated broad knowledge, competence, experience and professional judgment in the public relations field.

Hugh B. "Bo" Bass, Jr. ’99 (BBA finance) was recently awarded the Appraisal Institute's prestigious MAI designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. By receiving the MAI designation, Bo has joined an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and ability. Less than 10 percent of appraisers worldwide have obtained this designation. Bo continues to serve on the UWG Athletic Foundation where is a past president and lifetime member. He and his wife Kelly '03 live in Carrollton.

Patrick Eidson ’99 (BA political science) became the assistant city manager in Rome last fall. Patrick has a background in administration, public service, and government programs, and he was a great fit for the city of Rome. He has 11 years of experience in public service, and before that, he was a government services specialist for the Middle Georgia Regional Development Center in Macon from 2003 to 2005.



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