Regent in the News Archive
The following Regent faculty, staff, alumni and students have been featured in the media:
January 2006 - December 2006
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- Bradley Jacob, Regent University law professor was quoted in the January 2007 issue of Christianity Today
in an article about the ramifications of and rationale for blue laws.
- Marietta College (OH) has named Dr. Robert McManus (COM-Ph.D '02) as a McCoy Professor. This award is
given to outstanding teachers at Marietta. McManus is an assistant professor of communication and media studies.
- Matt Barber (LAW/GOV '99) has joined Concerned Women for America (CWA) as Policy Director for Cultural Issues.
- Dr. Mark A. Penn (MBA, '94) has been named a Bishop Fellow for 2006-2007 by the Society of Teachers of Family
Medicine Foundation. Penn is one of only 3 medical educators selected as a fellow nationwide. Currently he is senior
vice-president for academic affairs and executive dean for Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
- Winsome E. Sears (CLS '03) was focus of the Virginian-Pilot article "Whatever happened to... that
fast rising Republican woman?" Sears was the fist black Republican woman ever elected to the VA General Assembly.
She was also the first foreign-born woman and the fist female military veteran. She now resides in Winchester where she
is CEO of the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors.
- Frances H. Hampton (LAW '96) was recently recognized as one of "Virginia Legal Elite" by Virginia
Business Magazine in the area of taxes, estates and trusts. She is with Huff Poole & Mahoney, P.C. in Virginia
- Dr. William Hathaway, Regent University's school of psychology & counseling and Regent Alum Ryan Trumbo
(PSY '03) were quoted in the Dec. 13, 2006 issue of Soundings in the story "Military psychologists take to the front lines to support service members" about the psychology of deployment. Trumbo served on a combat stress team for part of his eight-month deployment to Iraq.
- According to the Virginian-Pilot, Tina C. Babcock (LAW '00), has joined McKenry, Dancigers, Dawson &
Lake PC. She will work as lead attorney in the firm's subrogation department.
- The original show "One Special Night" by Angela Daw (EDU '91) was featured in the Beacon section of
the Virginian-Pilot. The show tells the Christmas story through puppetry and will be performed at the Roper
Performing Arts Center of Tidewater Community College. Daw has taken her puppetry to Ukrainian orphanages and to
children traumatized by the 9-11 attacks in NYC.
- Rob Mangus (COM '94) has opened up a restaurant in Middletown, VA. The Civil Cricket is a bistro with a Civil
- Dana Rausch (LAW '04) is president of the Ellis County (TX) chapter of the Right to Life organization.
- Carl Little (LAW '97) has been named Deputy Prosecutor for Gibson County (IN). Little previously served as
chief of staff and legal counsel for the U.S. Rep. John Hostettler.
- Current law student, Steve Best, was featured in the Chesapeake Clipper's article "Burning desire
to make music lights up this fire chief's life." Best is Chesapeake's Fire Chief and an accomplished
- Karla Keener (LAW '02) and Amy B. Merrill (GOV '03) were named to the Daily Press (Newport News,
VA) "10 Under 30" list. The list is of 10 local women under the age of 30 who are impacting their
community. Keener is senior associate attorney specializing in domestic relations. Merrill is a redevelopment manager
with the city of Hampton.
- Kimberly Gaymon (COU '06) was featured in the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Star article entitled "Local
teens feel the power of INFUSION." Gaymon heads INFUSION, a new citywide interdenominational youth program for
marginalized teens, teaching them self-awareness and community services.
- Dr. Eric Scalise, Regent University professor Psychology & Counseling took part in a Town Hall meeting on
Hampton Roads' WTKR Channel 3 to discuss the
danger of online predators and what parents can do to protect their children. The program aired on Nov. 18.
- Dr. David Gyertson, Distinguished Professor of Leadership Formation and Renewal,
published an op-ed in the Sunday, Nov. 19 Virginian-Pilot titled
"Searching for reasoned discourse" a
post-election response on the "good news" of the election.
- Law Dean Jeff Brauch was present at the official portrait unveiling ceremony of former Attorney General John
Ashcroft. The ceremony took place on November 17, 2006 in Washington, DC.
- Shawn Voyles (LAW '98) was made partner at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC in Norfolk, VA. He practices law in
the area of civil litigation.
- Dr. Charles Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government was quoted extensively in an article on Focus on
the Family's citizenlink.com about the role of blue dog Democrats in the new Congress, on Nov. 16.
- Brian Mills (COU-Ph.D. '06) was recently featured in the Hillsboro (KS) Free Press. The article
"New Tabor psych profs value relationships" was to introduce Mills as one of the new psychology professors at
- Thomas Atwood (BUS/GOV '86) Testified before the U.S. House of Representatives sub committee on the "Hague Convention on International adoptions" Atwood is the President and CEO of the National Council for Adoptions.
- An article in the Virginia-Pilot entitled "Breaking With Tradition: More local Hispanics convert to
Protestantism" quoted Jose Gonzalez (GOV '85) and Victor Cuartas (DIV '06).
- Elizabeth Benson (EDU '04) was featured in the Southern Maryland News in an article entitled, "
Caring Extends Beyond Patients and on to Students." Benson was chosen to appear in the Maryland Nurses
Association's Faces of Nursing calendar for 2007. She is the college of Southern Maryland's Allied Health
Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor. Last year she was the Maryland Nurses Association District 9 Nurse
Educator of the year.
- Steve Fitschen, professor of law and president of the National Legal Foundation, was featured in an article in
the Nov. 8th issue of the Virginian-Pilot entitled "High court to review abortion law." The
article was about the NLF's filing of briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court over the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
- Dr. Justin Irving, (CL-PhD '05) assistant professor of ministry leadership at Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN,
was formally presented to the seminary on October 31. His address to the seminary community was entitled "Rooted
and Relevant: Compelling Leadership for Changing Times."
- Tameeka Williams (LAW '04) was mentioned in an article in the Norfolk Compass highlighting a fundraiser
to benefit the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia. Williams has been an attorney with the organization for 18
- Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Law adjunct, was interviewed by WAVY-TV 10 on Nov. 2. Dr. Hollowell is an expert on
stem cell research.
- Seven Regent Journalism students got a surprise while visiting media outlets in New York City recently. While part of
the audience of Good Morning America (ABC), Miss Simisola "Simi" Komolafe was briefly interviewed by
GMA weatherman, Sam Champion. Komolafe put in "a plug" for Regent and a mention on-air of why the
students were there. Peggy Southerland directed the visit to the Big Apple. Students also visited ABC World News
Tonight, The Publisher of Good Housekeeping magazine, the offices of Forbes.com and the U.N.
- Regent alum, Tom Halleen (COM-MA '92) is one of the featured speakers at the National Media Prayer Breakfast in
Los Angeles on November 3, 2006. Other speakers include former Regent COM Dean Peter Engel, and Joni Eareckson Tada.
Over 1,000 persons are expected to gather to pray for the media. Halleen and his family reside in New York.
- Jo Lynn "Jodi" Kraina (DIV '04) is a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates Second
District. She and her family reside in Weirton, WV.
- Running unopposed for the Union County (NC) District Attorney's post is John Snyder (LAW '99). He is currently practicing law in Charlotte, NC.
- It was announced that Anthony Charles Williams (LAW '00) has be appointed City Attorney for the City of
Winchester, VA. Williams has been assistant city attorney for Suffolk, Va.
- Regent University alum and adjunct professor in the School of Divinity, Dr. Mark Wilson was featured on
National Public Radio, 89.5 WHRV's Hearsay in a program titled "Are We Living in the End Days?" on Oct. 31 discussing the book of Revelation.
- James W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick (Law '94) is an incumbent candidate for The Haywood County (NC) Board of
- Concerned Women for America held a news conference on October 26 at Regent's Alexandria campus. The news
conference was in support of Virginia's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and civil unions.
- The Clash of the Titans�� debate was featured in an interview with Baxter Ennis of Advancement and Tony Macrini
of WNIS radio.
- Cynthia Dunbar (LAW '90), is the Republican candidate for the Texas State Board of Education-District 10
- Regent Law Professor, Michael Hernandez appeared on WVEC-TV Hampton Roads on Oct. 24 talking
about the marriage amendment coming before Virginia voters in the November 2006 election. He said there is no basis to
assume the amendment will have unintended consequences opponents fear.
- Joseph F. Verser (LAW '06), has joined the Newport News office of Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. as
an associate attorney.
- Alumnus Chad Bungard (LAW '99) was recently appointed as the new General Counsel for The Merit Systems
Protection Board according to US Federal News.
- David M Wagner, professor of constitutional law, was published in the October 23, 2006 issue of the Weekly
Standard with an article, "California Too! Another Judicial setback for same-sex marriage advocates."
- Associate professor in the Robertson School of Government, Robert D. Stacey's, article entitled "Other
Voices on Iraq: A Distorted Use of NIE Report," was picked up by the Daily Press, Inc. in Newport News,
Virginia in the October 13, final edition.
- Dr. Charles Dunn, dean of the School of Government was quoted in the Oct. 12th issue of The McClatchy
Newspaper, In an article entitled "Democrats are Poised to capture U.S. House."
- Tom Atwood (MBA/MA-GOV '86) was interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America" on the news segment
"Did Madonna's Status Fast Track Adoption?" Atwood is President and CEO of the National Council for Adoption.
- School of Government dean, Dr. Charles Dunn was quoted in an Oct. 9
New York Times article and appeared on CNN's
"Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer about the effect the Mark Foley scandal might have on conservative
- Idalia Rosa-Martinez (COM '04) was recently profiled in the Chesapeake Clipper's October 1st edition, in an article entitled "Idalia Rosa-Martinez: The Spark Behind the City's Hispanic Culture Events."
- The Associated Press State and Local Wire reports that Kerry L. Morgan (PUB '85) is a candidate for the
Michigan Supreme Court. His website is revivethepublic.com
- Regent Law Professor Lynne Marie Kohm, was quoted in the Oct. 2 issue of the Washington Post. The article is titled "Va. Ban's Reach is at Center of Fight: Same-sex Marriage on November Ballot."
- According to Baptist Press News, FamilyNet Radio will be hosting a new program "Cross Examination" featuring Regent University School of Law Professor, Randy D Singer. The show will address legal issues of concern to
Christians using an interactive format with law students from Regent as advocates. The show airs on the Sirius
Satellite Network, channel 161 on Sundays at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm.
- Marti J. Glass has been named vice president of program services for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Peninsula,
according to the Sept. 26 edition of the Daily Press. Glass is currently completing his Ph.D. in Counselor
Education and Supervision at Regent University.
- Regent alum David Held (SLS '01) was mentioned in the Sept. 25 issue of Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio).
Held intends to apply for presidency of Malone College, a Christian liberal arts school in Canton Ohio. Held
received his master's degree in organizational leadership from Regent.
- Renee Zarro (LAW '89) was mentioned in the Sept. 25 issue of the Virginian-Pilot. Zarro is a partner at
Inman and Strickler in Virginia Beach. She specializes in real estate, estate planning, business and corporate as well
as community associations law.
- Robertson School of government, Assistant Dean James A. David's article "Its not a Sin to Talk about Sin" was
picked up by the Tallahassee Democrat on September 18, 2006.
- Robertson School of Government Professor, Douglas O. Walker, had an article called, "Current policy
doesn't go far enough to stem dangerous world inflation," published in the Virginian Pilot on Sunday, September 17.
- Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government was quoted in the September 20 issue of the
Richmond Times Dispatch, in an article titled, "Allen tells of his Jewish heritage".
- Regent alum Eric J. Livingston, (LAW '06) was mentioned in the September 18 issue of The
Virginian-Pilot. Livingston is one of the six attorneys appointed to a team launched by the Deputy Commonwealth's
Attorney Edwards Ferreira to help combat drug cases in Portsmouth, VA.
- Regent University students Brian Alarid, (GLE-MA) and Mercy Alarid,
(ED- Ph. D.) were mentioned in the Albuquerque Journal on September 16, in an article titled "Passion grows from young couples vision. " The two are the lead pastors of the new 'Passion' Church. The grand opening was held on Sunday, September 17.
- "Reckless," the first play produced by the City Arts Theater Company of Norfolk, VA was reviewed in the
Norfolk Compass. Founder and artistic director of City Arts is former Regent MFA student,
- Regent University Law Professor, David Wagner was interviewed on WVEC, TV 13, September 13, 2006, for his legal expertise on Criminal Procedure regarding the case of Thomas Porter. Porter was accused of murdering Officer
Stanley C. Reaves of the Norfolk Police Department in October of 2005. Porter's defense attorneys have requested a
change of venue for Porter's upcoming trial. Professor Wagner said that the change of venue will prove beneficial for
the prosecution and that it will provide more credibility for a conviction.
- Regent alum and professor in the school of psychology, Portia Rawles was quoted in the Sept. 8 issue of the,
Los Angeles Times. The article was titled "City Lacks a System to track Complaints Against Firefighters; A
murder charge against an L.A. fire captain with an alleged history of domestic abuse highlights the problem."
Rawles is a clinical psychologist specializing in issues of domestic violence and abuse. Before becoming a psychologist,
Rawles was a firefighter. She retired as captain after 13 years with Norfolk Fire and Rescue.
- Regent Alum and adjunct professor, Sam Botta, was mentioned in the Sept. 8 Chesapeake CLIPPER , published by
the Virginian Pilot. Botta has been hired by the Greenbrier Christian Academy as high school principal. He
received his master's in education in 2000 from Regent and he earned his doctorate in education in June of 2006 from
Regent as well. Botta has served as an executive director for a teacher preparation program and he has 18 years of
experience as an elementary health and physical education teacher.
- 2004 Regent Alum, Dr. Michael Scurlock was mentioned in the August 27th issue of the Herald times Reporter.
Scurlock joins the staff of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc as Upward Bound Director, Scurlock earned his
Ph.D. in organizational leadership. He has a master of arts in child, family and community services from the University
of Illinois-Springfield and a bachelor of arts in sociology from Western Illinois University. Scurlock was most
recently the director of education and outreach at the Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas.
- Regent Vice-President for Student Services, Dr. Jeff Pittman co-authored an article with Dr. Bob Hassmiller
called "Chief Operating Officer: An Exploration of the Critical Role of Campus Operations" in the Aug. 2006
issue of College Services. The article examines the shift of student expectations and how the mission of Student
Services is changing to meet these expectations.
- 2002 School of Education alum, Jean-Marie Eagler, wrote two articles, the first published on Aug. 7 in the
Virginian-Pilot on the issue of importing other people's trash into Hampton Roads for disposal and on Aug. 22 in
Portfolio Weekly the environmental concerns of
using industrial incinerators for trash disposal.
- Robertson School of Government Dean, Dr. Charles Dunn was a guest on WJLZ's Morning Drive show with host J.P.
Morgan, Aug. 21. Dunn discussed his new book, "The Seven Laws of Presidential Leadership."
Regent University was mentioned in the Aug. 20 issue of The Washington Post. Regent officials will present
Yvette Cade, a survivor of domestic violence, a full scholarship to complete her undergraduate degree on Aug. 22 at
Regent's D.C. campus.
- School of Law alum Diane O'Dell was mentioned in the Aug. 18 issue of The City Paper (Nashville, Tenn.) in the article, "BB&S adds O'Dell to Music Row office." She will focus on entertainment and intellectual property matters.
- Vice President of Information Technology Tracy Stewart was quoted in the Aug. 14 issue of The Virginian-Pilot
in the article, "Colleges satisfy
academic needs, student expectations wirelessly." The article focused on Wi-Fi access across campus.
- School of Law alum Justin Bush was mentioned in the August 14 issue of Inside Business. Bush has joined
Stallings and Bischoff Law firm in Virginia Beach and Suffolk.
- Regent University and CBN were featured in the Aug. 13 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article, "
Forget Jamestown: Show puts emphasis on planting of the cross at Cape Henry." The story focused on the film, "
First Landing," scheduled to premiere on ABC Family, April 26, 2007.
- Robertson School of Government Assistant Professor Bob Dyer was quoted in the Aug. 8 issue of Portfolio Weekly
in the article, "Wages of Work--Localities across the country are embracing the living-wage movement. But don't
expect local city councils to jump on board anytime soon."
- School of Divinity Dean Emeritus Vinson Synan was mentioned in the August issues of Christianity Today and Charisma regarding his retirement as dean. Synan will continue at Regent as a distinguished professor of Christian
- School of Education student Tracie Mauch will appear on WGNT-TV Channel 27 at 7:00 a.m., Aug. 12 to give a
teacher's perspective on autism. She will also discuss Regent's Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate courses.
- School of Law alum Tracei Crawley was mentioned in the Aug. 3 issue of the Suffolk Sun. Crawley was
recently sworn in as a CASA volunteer.
- School of Divinity student Hope Newby was mentioned in the Aug. 1 issue of The Star Press in the article,
"Retirement just the beginning for Hope Newby." She is currently taking online classes.
- School of Communication & the Arts Professor Bruce Swaffield was recently interviewed for a story by a senior writer with the American Journalism Review. The article will deal with the "over-taxed foreign press corps and how media outlets are coping with covering war/conflicts on several fronts." Swaffield was contacted because of his work on international news, which regularly appears in The Quill and The Poynter Institute online.
- Robertson School of Government Professor Joseph Kickasola was featured on the national talk radio program, "
Prime Time America" live, July 31. The show focused on the Middle East situation, his premise of its root cause, and
- Michael Zigarelli, former dean of the School of Business, was quoted in the July 28 issue of The
Virginian-Pilot in the article,
"Guidebooks help Christians find services."
- Regent University was mentioned in the July 28 issue of the Daily Press in the article,
Historic St. Luke's Church becomes film set for day." The university is producing "First Landing." The
film will air on the ABC Family Channel as part of the Jamestown 2007 celebration.
- School of Divinity Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Christian history Vinson Synan was mentioned in
the July 27 issue of ChristianityToday.com.
- Director of Alumni Relations Kimberly Thomas was quoted in the press release, "Calvin College Hosts CCCU
Alumni Professionals," by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Thomas was one of 84 participants to attend the alumni professionals conference, July 25-28.
- School of Law Associate Professor David Wagner's blog, "
Finally Some Rational Judges; New York's top
court upholds marriage," appeared in the July 24 issue of The Weekly Standard.
- Regent University was mentioned in the July 22 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article,
"Christian docudrama filmed at
- Regent Board of Trustee member, Dr. Benjamin Carson was featured in the July 21 issue of Call in the
article, "Renowned Neurosurgeon Receives Honor--Dr. Benjamin S. Carson to Receive 91st NAACP Spingarn Medal."
- School of Communication & the Arts adjunct faculty member Kathi-Lee Wilson was mentioned in the July 20 issue
of The Beacon in the news brief, "Honk If You: Love theater." Wilson and her husband, Rocco, are
directing a performing arts workshop for kids.
- School of Leadership Studies alum and trustee Jay Sekulow's column, "Training a Generation of Lawyers,"
was featured July 19 on townhall.com.
- School of Communication & the Arts Dean Michael Patrick and School of Law Associate Professor David Wagner
were featured in the July 18 WAVY-TV Channel 10 piece, "Safe and Secure-The risks of home-made videos posted
- School of Business alum David Nygaard was featured in the July 16 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Diamonds aren't forever:
Jewelers large and small have been forced by competition from Wal-Mart, price clubs, shopping networks and the Internet to
rethink their strategies."
- In the July 10 issue of Inside Business, School of Business alum David Nygaard was featured in "Best
Places to Work." His company, David Nygaard Fine Jewelers ranked number 5.
- School of Law adjunct professor Kelly Hollowell was quoted in the July 7 issue of the Christian Post in the
article, "$10M Stem Cell Grant a 'Bad Investment,'
- In the July 2006 issue of Counseling Today, School of Psychology & Counseling Assistant Professor Agatha Parks-Savage's column, "I'm not a physical therapist" appeared.
- School of Psychology & Counseling's Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral candidates were mentioned in
the July 2006 issue of Campus Technology for using Horizon Wimba to defend their dissertations online.
- School of Divinity Director of Distance Education David Massey was quoted in the July 2006 issue of Charisma
& Christian Life in the article, "Is Distance Learning for You? A Degree May Be Closer Than You Think."
- School of Law alum Andrew T. Drewer was mentioned in the July 3 issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Drewer
has become an associate in the Virginia Beach office of Shaheen & Shaheen PC.
- Robertson School of Government Associate Professor Jeffry Morrison's book, "John Witherspoon and the
Founding of the American Republic" was reviewed and featured in the July 3 issue of The Wall Street Journal's
Opinion Journal online. The review was titled
"The Forgotten Founder: John Witherspoon was the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence."
- Robertson School of Government Professor Douglas O. Walker's column, "The global take," appeared in the July 2 issue of The Virginian-Pilot.
- School of Psychology & Counseling alum Randy A. Rhoad and School of Education Associate Professor M. Gail Derrick were featured in the July 2 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article, "Forty-four Chesapeake residents in running for School Board post."
- School of Education alum Nate Sparks was mentioned in the June 30 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Country singer racks up variety of successes."
- School of Education alum Jennifer Stanley was mentioned in the June 29 issue of the Daily Press in "
School News." Stanley was recently named dean of academics for the secondary school at Williamsburg Christian
- Regent's School of Law students were mentioned in the "Milestones" section of The Beacon, June
22, for winning the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in the spring.
- Regent's Washington, D.C. campus was featured in the June 22 issue of The Alexandria Times in the article,
"Regent University reports surging
enrollment." Executive Director, Dr. Charles Neimeyer was quoted in the piece.
- Director of Central Financial Aid Joe Dobrota was quoted in the June 21 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article,
"Consolidation countdown for
federal education loans."
- School of Divinity Dean Vinson Synan was featured in the June 17 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Pentecostal dean retires.
- School of Law/Government alum Shawn Akers' column, "One Nation Under...: Can America Keep Its Head Above The
Tide of Secularism?" appeared in the June 15 issue of theconservativevoice.com. Akers is an attorney practicing law in
- School of Law student Derick Henderson was mentioned in the June 15 issue of The Grand Rapids Press in the
story, "Zeeland teen on a bus tour to promote AIDS awareness." Henderson has joined three others in a
cross-country tour called "Living Hope" to raise awareness of, and donations for, the AIDS crisis in Africa.
- Law Librarian Margaret Christiansen was quoted in the June 13 issue of the Suffolk News-Herald in the
article, "Suffolk's Law library opens its doors to all." Christiansen is president-elect of the Virginia
Association of Law Libraries.
- School of Education faculty Fred Rovai, Michael Ponton, Gail Derrick, and doctoral student Jenny Flannagan
were named recipients of the 2006 National
University Telecommunications Network Best Research Paper Award. The announcement was featured in the June 12 issue of
- School of Psychology & Counseling Associate Professor Jennifer Ripley was quoted in the June 12 issue of The
Decatur Daily (Ala.) in the story, "How firm a foundation? For some, meeting a future spouse at church establishes
- School of Law alum Will McBride was featured in the June 12 issue of the Orlando Sentinel in the article,
"Well-connected newcomer tries to defeat Harris for nomination."
- School of Education Associate Professor Jason Baker was a guest on WMUZ's (NY) "The Bob Dutko Show" June
7 where he discussed online learning for homeschoolers and adults.
- School of Divinity Professor Peter Prosser was a guest on "The 700 Club" June 6. He was interviewed by
Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson on the "Greatest Moments in the History of the Church."
- In the June 4 issue of The Virginian-Pilot Currents edition, School of Divinity alum Ceceilia A. Jones was
mentioned. Jones was recently honored by the Girls Inc. Center for Youth with a "Strong, Smart and Bold" award for community service at Calvary Baptist Church, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and the P.D. Pruden Center.
- School of Undergraduate Studies was mentioned in the June 4 issue of The Beacon in the "Milestones"
section for recent scholarship awards made to five Virginia Beach residents.
- School of Divinity Dean Vinson Synan was quoted in the June 4 issue of the News & Observer (N.C.) in
the article, "Spirit stirs Durham church: Intensity, multiculturalism define Pentecostal congregation."
- School of Communication & the Arts' journalism students were mentioned in the June 1 issue of The Beacon in the "Milestones" section for their recent honor of three Mark of Excellence Awards.
- School of Education Associate Professor Jason Baker was featured on the May 31 Christian Newswire in the
article, "Online Learners Trade Graduation Gowns for Bathrobes." He has authored the "Baker's Guide to
Christian Distance Education" Web site, which began in 1997, and has grown into the leading free online resource in
listing accredited Christian distance learning programs.
- School of Law alum Timothy Chevalier was featured in the May 31 issue of the Journal Opinion (VT) in the
article, "Benton resident reflects on path through law school."
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles Dunn was featured in the May 30 issue of Pantagraph.com in the story,
"Wills: Deceased loved ones deserve dignified final resting place." Dunn's latest book, "The Seven Laws
of Presidential Leadership," was mentioned.
- School of Divinity Professor Peter Prosser was quoted in the May 30 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Aaaaaah-men: A local yoga instructor infuses her classes with Christian worship, but some find the mix
- In the May 29 issue of Inside Business, in the "People changes" section, School of Law alum J. Vance
Stallings was mentioned. Stallings has joined the law firm of Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly PC.
- Robertson School of Government/Law alum Thomas Longo was featured in the May 29 issue of the St. Petersburg
Times in the story, "Profile: Thomas Longo." He has been named the chief of police at the University of
- Former Communication & the Arts student Peter Kabba was featured in the May 27 issue of Africa News in
the story, "Uganda; Power Behind the Radio." Kabba is program controller at KFM radio in Uganda.
- Regent University was mentioned in "The National Review Online" May 22 in the article "Jews & Evangelicals
Together: Why some Christians are so pro-Israel." The piece was a Q&A with David Brog, former chief of staff to
Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, about his book "Standing with Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State." Brog
said Regent Chancellor and President Dr. M. G. "Pat" Robertson teaches Regent students, the next generation of
Christian leaders, to support Israel.
- Regent University was featured in the May 22-28 edition of Inside Business in the story, "Regent gets
bonds for dorms." Last week, Regent was approved to use bonds for building two dormitories on its Virginia Beach
- School of Leadership Studies Professor Dr. Dail Fields was recognized in the May 22-28 edition of Inside
Business for receiving a Fulbright scholarship. Recipients of the Fulbright Scholar Award are selected on the
basis of demonstrated academic or professional achievement and extraordinary leadership potential in their field of
- School of Education alum Luis A. Rivera was featured in The Virginian-Pilot May 22 in the story, "TV veteran
aims to start show about Hispanics." Rivera is planning a bilingual educational program about the contributions of Hampton
Roads' growing Hispanic population. Titled "Adelante," the show is slated to run a half-hour, once a month.
- School of Government alum Bruce Williams was featured in The San Diego Union Tribune May 18 in the story,
"Candidates for 4th District practically on the same page." Williams is running for a seat on the 4th Council District in
San Diego, CA.
- School of Divinity alum Dr. Deborah A. Greer was featured in The Post- Standard (Syracuse, NY) May 18 in the story, "Doctor, musician, chaplain: Meet Auburn Hospital's newest staff surgeon." Greer is the newest staff surgeon at
Auburn Memorial Hospital.
- Regent University history professor Pete Wrike was quoted in the Richmond Times Dispatch May 14 in the
article, "Mum's mission; To go where history has gone while traveling with a teenager." Wrike also works as an
interpreter in Colonial Williamsburg.
- The School of Education was mentioned in the May 16 issue of the Daily Press in the local news briefs
section. Regent will offer sessions on a new education degree program in Newport News on May 18.
- School of Psychology & Counseling alum Corina Kojack was quoted in the May 14 issue of the Daily Press
in the article, "Many Christians love the sinner but hate the sin: Some churches that reach out to gays and lesbians
may demand celibacy." Kojack works with Sought Out ministry, which tries to help homosexuals who want to change their
- Robertson School of Government student, Sgt. Larry Provost was a guest on FOX News Radio with Judge Napolitano, May 11. Provost talked about the state of affairs in volatile regions of the world. He has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan
and participated in search and rescue duty at the World Trade Center after 9/11.
- Regent University was mentioned in the May 11 issue of the Daily Press in the article, "Lives, Careers
Start Here." Regent was listed among other area institutions of higher education.
- Regent University was mentioned in The Virginian-Pilot's May 11 issue in the "Briefs" section
article, "Regent to combine Business, Leadership Schools."
- Distinguished Professor of Law and Government in the Center for Law and Justice and former U.S. Attorney General John
Ashcroft was featured in the May 10 Associated Press State & Local Wire in the article, "Ashcroft inducted into
hall of fame." He was inducted into the Capitol's Hall of Famous Missourians, joining Harry Truman, Mark Twain and Walt
- School of Communication & the Arts alum Stephen Patrick Walker's film, "Judges," was featured in
the "New On DVD" section of the May 5 issue of The Virginian-Pilot.
- Regent Theatre was featured in the May 4 issue of The Beacon in the article, " 'How to Succeed in
Business' succeeds in Regent offering." The play grabbed a stellar review in the "Theater Review" section.
- The Regent University Student Film Festival was featured in the May 2 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Regent University Student Film Festival screens at Naro." Spotlighted were films, "Abigail,"
"A Mild Case of Death," "Haiku," "Traffic Jam," "Apparatus Amor," "Daughters,
" "We Won't Tell," and "Life's Other Side."
- School of Communication & the Arts Assistant Professor Mark Allan Steiner was mentioned for his book, "The
Rhetoric of Operation Rescue," in the May 2 issue of The New York Sun in the article, "The Shadow of
- School of Law alum Nichole Ritterspach was mentioned in the May 1 issue of Inside Business. Ritterspach has
joined the 2006 board of directors for the Financial Planning Association's Hampton Roads Chapter. She is the director of
public relations at Davis & Associates, PC.
- School of Divinity student Paul Grimsley was featured in the April 30 issue of The Beacon in the cover
story, "A Mission of Caring." Grimsley started the Christian-based ministry, Lady Care, in 2002 to provide health
care and education to women living in parts of Africa and Asia.
- School of Divinity Professor Stan Burgess was quoted in the April 29 issue of the Springfield News-Leader
(MO) in the article, "100 years Pentecostal." The story focused on the Azusa Street Revival.
- School of Law alum Dorothy Timbs was mentioned in the April 28 issue of The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.) in the
story, "Dorothy Timbs joins Office of Special Counsel." She began work in the Office of the Special Counsel in
Washington, D.C., May 1.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles Dunn was interviewed by WVEC TV-Channel 13 on April 26, for the story, "Ad accuses Rep. Drake
of selling out on seniors." The story also appeared on WVEC.com.
- School of Divinity Dean Emeritus Vinson Synan was interviewed in "The 700 Club" story about the Azusa
Street Revival, April 25. He was also quoted by CBNnews.com in the article, "Azusa Street Revival: Bringing in the
Kingdom." This year marks the centennial of the Pentecostal movement that started in Los Angeles.
- School of Education/Business alum Mary Wilson Copeland was mentioned in the April 25 issue of the Daily Press
in the article, "Bringing You the Candidates." Copeland is running for a seat on the Suffolk School Board.
- School of Business student Daniel Whiting was mentioned in the April 24 issue of Roll Call in the "
Climbers" section. Whiting was promoted to the communications director's position for Idaho Sen. Larry Craig.
- School of Law alums Roxann Vaneekhoven and Ben Small were mentioned in the April 23 issue of the
Charlotte Observer in the story, "Office sought: Cabarrus County district attorney."
- School of Divinity Visiting Professor S. David Moore was quoted in the Aprill 22 issue of The Houston Chronicle
in the article, "Azusa Street Centennial; Birth of Pentecostalism: The Houston connection; Teachings heard here
inspired the man who took those beliefs to the world."
- School of Divinity Professor Estrelda Alexander was quoted in the April 22 issue of The Dallas Morning News
in the article, "Pentecostals: 100 years and growing- From humble origins in LA, movement has become worldwide force.
- School of Divinity alum Eddie Hyatt was quoted in the April 21 issue of The Dallas Morning News in the
article, "Moved by the Spirit." Hyatt is the author of "2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity."
- School of Divinity Dean Vinson Synan was quoted on April 19 by the Associated Press in the article, "Weeklong
affair celebrates 100 years of Pentecostal revival." Synan was also quoted in the April 21 issue of The Washington
Times in the story, "Revival on Azusa Street."
- Regent's student housing project was featured in the April 17-23 issue of Inside Business in the article,
"Regent seeks bonds for student housing."
- Regent's Creative Marketing Department was mentioned in the April 16 issue of The Beacon in the "
Milestones" section for recently receiving a MarCom Gold Level Creative Award for the Robertson Endowment Scholarship
brochure. The project was developed jointly with The DeMoss Group PR firm.
- A group of German students visited Regent University April 7. A mention of their visit was reported in the April 16
issue of the Daily Progress in the article,
"Berlin students examine Va. faith."
- School of Law students were featured in the April 9 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article, "Regent's law school wins national
competition." Regent's team won top honors at the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy
Competition in Chicago, April 8. The story was also carried on WAVY-TV Channel 10 and posted to WAVY.com's Web site, April
- Regent's School of Education was featured in the April 9 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article, "
New Castle, Regent offer education skills polish." Regent and New Castle have joined forces to improve classroom skills
for teachers, those in training and students.
- School of Communication & the Arts (Journalism) alum Mark O'Keefe was mentioned in the April 8 issue of The
National Journal for his new position as assistant director at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
- In the April 6 issue of The Washington Post, School of Divinity Professor Stanley Burgess was quoted in the
article, "Floating Ice May Explain How Jesus Walked on Water, Researchers Say."
- School of Communication & the Arts alum Stephen Patrick Walker appeared on WVEC TV-Channel 13 for the DVD
release and Cinema Cafe (Greenbrier) screening of his first feature-length film, "Judges," April 4.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles Dunn was mentioned in the April 3 issue of Inside Business in
the "Awards & honors" section for being inducted into Illinois State University's College of Arts and
Sciences' Hall of Fame.
- School of Education alum Angela Daw was featured in the April 2 issue of The Beacon in the story, "
Storytelling makes fantasy real for young minds." Daw is a professional storyteller and entertainer.
- School of Divinity Dean Vinson Synan was quoted in the April 1 issue of the Whittier Daily News (Calif.) in the article, "Movement crossed color lines," regarding the Azusa Street Revival.
- School of Business Dean Michael Zigarelli was featured in the March 30 issue of The Beacon in the article,
"Too busy to stop and read this? Article might be right for you." The story focuses on Zigarelli's new book,
"Freedom from Busyness."
- School of Leadership Studies Distinguished Professor David Gyertson's article, "Serving Like Jesus," will
be featured in the April/May issue of SpiritLed Woman.
- In the March 30 issue of The Beacon, Information Technology's Mike Forster was mentioned for being named
Employee of the Month.
- School of Law professors were featured in the March 29 issue of the Richmond-Times Dispatch in the article,
"Premier." Regent professors assisted other law professors and lawyers in drafting a friend-of-the-court brief to
the U.S. Supreme Court recently. The brief explained why military recruiters could not be refused campus recruitment visits.
- School of Divinity/Government/Education alum Ray Casey was featured in the March 22 issue of the Intelligencer
Journal (Pa.) in the article, "Living Word coaches swap positions." Casey is headmaster at Living Word.
- School of Government Dean Charles Dunn was mentioned in the March 21 issue of the Daily Press for being
inducted into Illinois State University's College of Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.
- School of Law/Government alum Bob McDonnell was featured in the March 21 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Despite brief prep time, McDonnell is off to fast start."
- School of Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch was quoted in the March 19 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the article,
"Law schools not rattled by decrease in applicants."
- Regent's Center for Latino Leadership was featured in the March 19 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "Bilingual seminars at Regent help feed dreams."
Click here to read the article.
- School of Divinity alum James Lee was featured in the March 18 issue of the Northwest Florida Daily News in
the article, "Founder of River of Life Ministries to speak."
- School of Business Dean Michael Zigarelli was featured in the March 16 issue of Baptist Press News in the
article, "His struggle with 'busyness,' Bible's answers penned in book."
- School of Law Professor C. Scott Pryor was quoted in the March 14 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "It's tough to build a Ford without a frame." The story focused on auto supplier, Dana Corp.'s
- Executive Director of Advancement & University Relations Baxter Ennis was interviewed twice by WAVY-TV Channel
10, and once by WVEC-TV Channel 13, WTKR-TV Channel 3, and Focus on the Family magazine regarding the
Equality Ride issue, March 13-14. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Randall
Pannell was also interviewed by The Virginian-Pilot and Inside Higher Education about the story.
- School of Divinity Dean Vinson Synan was mentioned in the March 9 issue of The Beacon for being named one of
the "Top 20 Seminary Directors in America."
- School of Law/Government alum Greg Wilhelm was featured in the March 9 Waxahachie Daily Light (Texas) in the
article, "Voters speak." Wilhelm was voted in as Ellis County Treasurer.
- School of Psychology & Counseling professor Stephen Parker was quoted in March 5 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer in the article, "The voice of God - or your own voice; A book by an associate professor of theology uses the Bible and church history to examine claims of hearing the Creator speak. It's a hot topic in Christian circles."
- Regent Distinguished Professor Admiral Vern Clark was mentioned in the Feb. 27 issue of Inside Business in
the "People Changes" section. Clark will teach leadership and government classes.
- School of Divinity alum Donald Tharpe's home, Great Marsh, was featured in the February issue of Virginia Living
- School of Law alum R. Lee McVey II was mentioned in the February issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal in
"The Bulletin Board" section. McVey was recognized for joining the litigation section of Hunter, Smith & Davis
- School of Divinity/Psychology & Counseling alum Sandra Christmas was featured in the Feb. 23 Compass
edition of The Virginian-Pilot in the article, "Sandra Christmas: 'It's all about love,' she says of her
ministries." Christmas is assistant director of the Life Enrichment Center.
- School of Law alum Mark James was mentioned in the Feb. 19 issue of The Beacon for publishing his latest
book, "Estate Planning Success for Business Owners."
- School of Education alum Frank Adams was featured in the Feb. 16 issue of the Daily Press in the story,
"Isle of Wight salutes its Teachers of the Year." Adams is a teacher at Windsor High School.
- School of Law alum C. Eric Plumlee was mentioned in the Feb. 13 issue of The Virginian-Pilot
for being named president of the Chesapeake Bar Association.
- Distinguished Professor Admiral Vern Clark was featured on WAVY-TV Channel 10's Web site, "10 On Your Side,
" in the article, "Regent University Names Military Standout as Distinguished Professor." Clark will teach
leadership and government courses.
- School of Law alum Frances Hampton was mentioned in the Feb. 13 issue of The Virginian-Pilot for joining
Huff, Poole & Mahoney PC.
- School of Law alum Joel Pearce was featured in the Feb. 9 issue of The Shreveport Times in the article,
"Remembering the persecuted."
- School of Business Professor and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship John Mulford was quoted in the Feb. 7
online issue of the Houston Chronicle in the article, "RESUMESBYROSS Provides Graduating Students Job Coaching
to Help Them Find Their Dream Job."
- School of Law alum J. Oscar Ramirez was featured in the Feb. 6 issue of the San Antonio Business Journal in
the article, "Avenida Guadalupe Association appoints new executive director." He was also featured in the March 8
issue of the San Antonio Express-News in the article, "Group receives new leadership for West Side."
- School of Communication & the Arts Visiting Professor/Industry Liaison Peter Engel was featured in the Feb. 6
issue of the Daily Tar Heel (UNC) in the article, "TV guru to relay tales of success: 'Bell' producer at UNC
- School of Divinity Professor Lyle Story was mentioned in the Feb. 2 Religion News Service article "Southern
Baptist Board Member Speaks Out, but Not in Tongues." Story was also mentioned in the Feb. 4 Religion News Service
article, "Power Play? Board boots Baptist pastor in flap over speaking in tongues" that appeared in the Feb. 15
issue of the Winston-Salem Journal.
- School of Communication & the Arts alum and former Director of Marketing at Regent Michael Holter
was featured in the Feb. 1 issue of Frisco Style Magazine (Texas) in the article, "Artists Find Their Niche.
- School of Business Dean Michael Zigarelli's column, "Leveraging Hollywood: If We Come, They Will Build It,
" appeared in the January issue of Church & Good Business Guide.
- School of Education student Alicia Manning was mentioned in the Jan. 26 issue of the Daily Press in the
"Achievements" section. Manning was selected as the Career Switcher of the Year from program participants at
- School of Leadership Studies alum and trustee Jay Sekulow was named one of "The 50 Most Influential Christians in America" in the January 2006 issue of The Church Report.
- In the Jan. 16 issue of The Virginian-Pilot , School of Law alum Sal Iaquinto was featured in the article
"'In Name Only': Va. Beach legislator; just a freshman, already has insider savvy."
- School of Law alum Joseph Kohm was featured in the Jan. 15 issue of The Beacon in the article, "Not all
Major Leaguers are getting rich, agent says."
- School of Law/Government alum Bob McDonnell was featured in the Jan. 15 issue of The Virginian-Pilot in the
article, "All gussied up, Bob McDonnell looks to the past."
- Distinguished Professor of Law and Government in the Center for Law and Justice and former U.S. Attorney General John
Ashcroft was featured in the Jan. 14 issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the article, "Lobbyist Ashcroft draws attention for homeland security work." He was also featured in the Jan. 16 issue of the Kansas City Star
in the article, "Private sector is paying off for Ashcroft."
- Vice President for Student Services Jeff Pittman was quoted in the Jan. 16 issue of The Des Moines Register
in the article, "ISU may be leader in dining decision: The school is weighing bids to control its food-service
- School of Communication & the Arts Professor Bill Brown was featured in the Jan. 12 issue of The
Beacon in the article, "Fiction comes close to truth in author's work." The story focuses on Brown's fiction novel, "Into the Winds of Fear."
- School of Leadership Studies Dean Bruce Winston was featured in the Jan. 10 issue of The Christian Post in
the article, "The Leadership Files: Dr. Bruce Winston of Regent
- School of Communication & the Arts alumna Brenda Salmon was quoted in the January/February issue of
Christian Music Planet magazine in the article, "When Faith meets Hollywood." Salmon is the director of
Inter-Mission, a ministry of Hollywood Presbyterian Church that helps believers in the film and TV industries
connect to one another.
- Regent University's degree programs were featured in the January/February 2006 issue of Hampton Roads Magazine
in the article, "Never Too Late: Adults Can Always Head Back to the Classroom and Make Career Dreams a Reality.
- School of Communication & the Arts Associate Dean Norm Mintle was featured in the January 2006 issue of NRB
magazine in the article, "Reach 2006 Innovative Media Conference--Some key organizers of REACH 2006 were asked
about the future of Christian media, and this is what they had to say."
- The Founders Inn was mentioned in the Jan. 3 issue of The Virginian-Pilot for receiving the 2005 Planners'
Choice Award from MeetingNews magazine. The facility earned the award for its high level of service and
accommodations. Bob Zappatelli is the general manager.
- Robertson School of Government Professor Douglas O. Walker's column, "Viewing 2006: A closer look at the
uncertain prospects for economic growth worldwide this year," was featured in the Jan. 1 issue of The
- Regent University Theatre was noted in the Jan. 1 issue of The Beacon as the location for a series of
concerts to be held from January through March by the Virginia Symphony.