Regent in the News Archive
The following Regent faculty, staff, alumni and students have been featured in the media:
January 2007 - December 2007
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- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles Dunn discussed presidential politics on Brian Lehrer’s program on WNYC (New York Public Radio) on December 31. Listen to the show here.
- Divinity School Dean Michael Palmer was quoted in an article by Associated Press religion writer Eric Gorski about "prosperity gospel," which has appeared in numerous media outlets nationally, including ABCNews.com, CBSNews.com, CNN.com, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, MSNBC.com and The Washington Post.
- Education assistant professor Dr. Don Finn has been appointed as president-elect of the Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education.
- Chris Connelly, who obtained a master’s degree in public policy from the Robertson School of Government, has been appointed as director of communications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to this, he had served since 2001 as the chief of staff and communications for the office of the late Representative Jo Ann Davis (R-VA).
- Robertson School of Government Assistant Dean Jim Davids wrote an op-ed that has been published on examiner.com, titled, "A Modest Proposal for You-Tubing Republicans."
- An op-ed written by Regent education Professor Dr. Mark P. Mostert has been published on The Conservative Voice website. Read the article, “How Little Gabriel Survived by Fighting,” here.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles Dunn was quoted in this article from The New York Times Sunday magazine on December 16, 2007, profiling Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Dunn commented specifically on why some evangelical leaders may not have endorsed Huckabee.
- Law School Dean Jeffrey Brauch recently participated in a discussion on the Legal Talk Network's Lawyer 2 Lawyer program about faith and the law, how some are using faith to educate law students, separation of church and state, and how faith is coming to the forefront of the race for the Presidency and affecting present day policy issues. Hosts of the show are law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi.Listen to the show or read more about it.
- Dr. Nicole Roberson ’05 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) is the new executive dean of the Business and Technology Center at North Lake College in Irving, Texas She will be responsible for administering academic programs including IT, marketing, management, and accounting, as well as the development of new programs. Previously, Roberson served for three years as coordinator of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. She also served as an Equal Opportunity specialist for more than 10 years with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
- Regent University is one of about 30 colleges and universities using Apple ITunes U to deliver course content to students. Read more about it here.
- Dean Charles Dunn of the Robertson School of Government was quoted in three newspapers regarding Mitt Romney's recent speech about his Mormon faith. Read the articles in The New York Sun, The New York Observer and The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Michael W. Evans Sr., an adjunct professor in the School of Education, served as principal of Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va., when it was one of three schools in the nation to receive the National College Board's 2007 Inspiration Award. The award recognizes schools for improving the academic environment and helping students achieve equitable access to higher education despite social, economic and cultural challenges. Each winning school received a $25,000 award to apply toward programs that encourage students to attend college. Evans is now executive director of student leadership for Newport News Public Schools.
- Education Professor Dr. Mark Mostert was quoted in this article in the Canadian National Post about the First International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide held in Toronto Recently. Dr. Mostert was one of the invited speakers at the conference.
- Darren Maracin '95 (Government) recently published the book Conquering Giants in Modern Times: Inheriting Our Land of Promise. Maracin is a pastor and the founder of Darren Maracin Evangelistic Association, Inc.
- Distinguished Professor Vern Clark was featured this week in an article in his hometown newspaper, The State Journal Register in Springfield, Ill. Read the article here.
- Education Professor Dr. Mark P. Mostert has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the First International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Toronto, Canada, in November. His topic will be The Cultural Parallels Between the Nazi Euthanasia Program and our Current Culture of Death. Dr. Mostert also serves as co-director of the Institute for the Study of Disability & Bioethics.
- Dr. Gretchen B. LeFever, professor of education, wrote an op-ed article about proper ADHD treatment that was published in The Providence Journal. Read the article here.
- Dr. Jim Davids, assistant dean for administration in the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in an article posted on CNSNews.com regarding China's policy that limits travelers to bringing only one Bible into the country. Davids compares China's constitution with the language in the policy.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles Dunn was interviewed by David Goodman of WERS-FM radio in Boston about Mormonism, Mitt Romney, and evangelicals. The interview focused on the reasons why evangelicals area divided over supporting Romney's bid for president and whether Romney can overcome the opposition of many evangelicals to Mormonism.
- David Held ’01 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) has been elected mayor of North Canton, Ohio, for a second two-year term. Held began his public service as the city's full-time administrator/acting safety and service director just three months after graduating from Regent with a Master's in Organizational Leadership.
- Dr. Mark Mostert, professor in the School of Education, has been invited to become a founding member of the Consortium to Prevent School Violence, a national effort to address this issue through establishing research groups within the organization to focus on specific areas impacting the overall issue. Mostert will work with professors from Arizona State University and Ball State University on a research brief related to social skills instruction to reduce disruptive and violent behaviors in school.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was interviewed by Mike Gooding of WVEC-TV (the ABC affiliate in Hampton Roads) on the eve of the November 6 elections. Dean Dunn commented about the possible outcome of the elections and the possibility of Democrats seizing control of the State senate.
- Louis B. Gallien Jr., distinguished professor of education was recently named by President Leon Botstein of Bard College to their Commission on Diversity as an outside professional consultant. The commission is charged with making key recommendations on the status of racial, ethnic and international diversity issues on campus.
- Bates College in Maine is performing the play Five Cups of Coffee by Dr. Gillette Elvgren, a theatre professor in the School of Communication & the Arts. Read more about the production here.
- David L. Wiederstein '07 (Government and Law) recently joined the Otto and Lorence Law Firm, P.C., in Atlantic, Iowa.
- Peter McClanathan '07 (Law) has joined Stephenson County (Illinois) as an assistant state's attorney.
- Dr. Mark P. Mostert, professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics, was interviewed on October 17 by Bob Dunning on Across the Nation with Bob Dunning, which airs on the Catholic Channel/Sirius Satellite Radio. Dr. Mostert spoke about the Institute and its work.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles W. Dunn's most recent book, The Future of Conservatism, was cited in a blog by Washington Post political reporter Dan Balz about which Republican presidential candidate best reflects the core values of the Republican party. Read the article.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles W. Dunn has been quoted in two October 16 articles about Republican presidential candidates. He commented on Mitt Romney in this New York Times article and about Rudy Guiliani in the New York Daily News.
- Richard K. Murray '93 (Divinity) has published his most recent book, THE POWER: Discovering the Real. Murray, an attorney from Dalton, Ga., has written several other books.
- Louis B. Gallien Jr., distinguished professor of education, will be the conference respondent for the African-American Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in the U.S. conference on October 13, 2007, at the Regent University School of Divinity.
- Sara Plaster '05 (School of Undergraduate Studies) has been promoted to director of conference services at Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas. She previously served as manager of conference services at the hotel, and before moving to Texas, worked in a number of positions at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Va.
- Bishop B. Courtney McBath ’98 (Divinity) was profiled in a Virginian-Pilot article on Sunday, October 7. Regent professors Vinson Synan and Joseph Umidi were also quoted in the article.
- The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era, edited by Robertson School of Government Dean Charles W. Dunn, was reviewed in the Sunday edition of The New York Times on October 7. Read the review here.
- The launch of Regent University's new Institute for the Study of Disabilities and Bioethics was featured in several media outlets, including this article on Lifenews.
- Dr. Mark Mostert, a professor in Regent's School of Education, was quoted in a Virginian-Pilot article about the launch of the Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics. Dr. Mostert serves as co-director of the Institute. Read about it.
- Dr. Gretchen LeFever, professor of education, was quoted in a story in The Baltimore Sun about a new guide that aims to help parents ensure their children get the best available ADHD treatments.
- Bonnie Shelton, a joint-degree graduate student working on a Master's in Journalism and a Master’s in Government with an emphasis in Terrorism and Homeland Defense, recently had an op-ed about Russian politics published in the Longview (Texas) News Journal. Read the article.
- Dr. Charles Martin '94 (Communication & the Arts) will be one of the featured authors at the Amelia Island Book Festival in Florida in October. Read more about Martin and his books.
- In an article on Scholastic's website titled "Update Your Teaching Creds," Regent University was named Best for Special Ed. for its online Master's in Special Education program and its certificate program in Autism. Read the article.
- Tracy Stewart, Regent Unviersity's vice president for information technology, is quoted in a story on the WLEX-TV website entitled "Virtual Integrity: Do Online Students Cheat?" Read the full story.
- Virginia children's author Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren '94 (Communication & Arts) will receive the Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature for her picture book Josias, Hold the Book, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell and published by Boyds Mills Press in 2006. The award, given by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will be presented October 6 at the Library of Congress.
- David Barredo '01 (Law) has been appointed to serve as Culpeper, Va.'s, first gang prosecutor. He was profiled in an article in the Culpeper Star Exponent. Read more about Barredo.
- Mark Weber '02 (Communication & the Arts) was profiled in an article on Music Industry News Network about a daily email service he has developed to keep readers up to date on Christian music arts and events. Find out more about the email.
- A study co-conducted by Dr. Mark Yarhouse, professor in Regent's School of Psychology & Counseling, is featured in a story entitled "Controversial Study: Is Change Possible for Homosexuals?" posted on ChristianityToday.com. Read the full article.
- Carl Swenson '84 (Communication & the Arts) has developed RAD Radio, a situation comedy with a faith-based message that will debut on radio stations and Internet sites in September. Read more about the program and Swenson.
- Dr. Mark Menga '05 (Communication & the Arts) has been hired as director of the degree completion program at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. Menga previously worked for Regent University as a professor and department chair in the School of Undergraduate Studies.
- Robertson School of Government Dean Charles W. Dunn was quoted in the Sept. 6 edition of the New York Daily News in an article about Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's fundraising tactics. Read the article.
- Vernetta Myles, an alumna of Regent's School of Education, was named assistant principal at Chopticon High School in Maryland. Myles, who recently served as an instructional leader with the Howard County Public School system in Maryland, also taught high school social studies teacher in Howard County and with Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia.
- Brad DeSandro, an alumnus of the School of Law, has joined the firm of Quarles & Brady in Phoenix as a partner. DeSandro practices on developing, managing, and licensing technology portfolios. He has been responsible for obtaining hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents, including conducting intellectual-property audits and evaluating patent portfolios in order to create strategies that maximize their strength and value.
- Regent's online B.A. in Communication was listed in an article about affordable online degrees posted at phillyburbs.com.
- Regent University was mentioned in an article posted on Economist.com regarding the rise of Evangelicals in the United States' political structure, business, Hollywood, and education. Specifically, the article mentioned Regent's "state-of-the-art film studio." Read the article.
- Dr. Karl Baehr, who received his Ph.D. from the School of Communication & the Arts in 2005, has been named to Money magazine's list of top professors. Baehr is executive-in-residence and director of entrepreneurial studies at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. Read the full story.
- Dr. Robertson and Regent alumna Cheryl McKay '95 (Communication & the Arts) were featured in an article about McKay's film, The Ultimate Gift, on Assist News Service. Read the article.
- Dr. Douglas Walker, visiting professor in the Robertson School of Government, had an article published in the July/August 2007 edition of the Journal of Policy Modeling. The article is entitled"Patterns of Income Distribution among World Regions." In 1979, while serving as a senior economist at the United Nations, Walker worked with several people to start this journal, including Antonio Costa, who is now Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General.
- Kendal Tuttle '06 (Communication & the Arts) was the cover story feature in the August 16, 2007, edition of the Beacon.
- "The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era," edited by Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was reviewed on Collected Miscellany. Read the full review.
- Vice President of Finance Dean Wooten’s letter about Regent University's endowment appeared in the August 15, 2007, edition of The Virginian-Pilot. Read the letter.
- Regent's School of Undergraduate School program expansion was featured in a story on CBN's 700 Club. The story focused on four new bachelor degrees (in Animation, Cinema-Television, Journalism and Theatre) being offered this fall on campus through the School of Communication & the Arts.
- Walt Raines, who recently received his administration degree from Regent's School of Education, has been appointed as interim principal of Craig County High School in New Castle, Va. Raines previously teaches English and literature at the school.
- Sharon Olshefski, a student in the Regent School of Divinity, was featured in the Huntsville (Ala.) Times "Spiritual Journeys" column, a conversation about faith from a variety of "regular" people (not professional ministers).
- Doreatha White, an alumna of the Regent School of Education, is the principal of Dreamkeepers Academy at J.J. Roberts Elementary School in Norfolk, which recently received a national award recognizing character education practices, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
- Dr. Franco Gandolfi of the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship recently published an article "How Do Large Australian and Swiss Banks Implement Downsizing?" in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
- Dr. Byron L. Cherry, author of Are We Safer Now? Airline Security in a Post 9/11 Society, has formed Succeed to Lead, a consortium of leaders and training professionals dedicated to helping professionals and organizations elevate leadership skills. Cherry, CEO of the organization, earned his Ph.D. through Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship.
- Regent University's School of Education has been awarded a $248,000 competitive federal grant for 2007/2008 by the U.S. Department of Education through its Transition to Teaching program. Beginning October 1, the total award amounts to $1.25 million payable over five years. School of Education faculty who wrote the grant application were project director Mervyn Wighting, Gretchen LeFever, and Lou Lloyd-Zannini. The award will enable the School of Education, in partnership with Norfolk Public Schools, to enhance its program to recruit and train candidates who want to switch careers to become middle or high school teachers.
- According to Inside Business, Dean Wooten has been named vice president of finance at Regent University. Wooten has been with Regent for 15 years, he oversees the day-to-day financial operations of the university.
- As stated in The Virginian-Pilot and Inside Business, Wendy King has been promoted to director of Regent University's Communication & Performing Arts Center. Prior to her promotion, King was Regent theater manger.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the August 8 issue of The New York Daily News. In the story "Bedeviled by faith: Rudy dodges questions about whether he's a 'good Catholic.' " Dunn comments about Rudy Giuliani's relationship with the Catholic Church. Read the full story.
- Both the PR Web and Assist News Service newswires announced that The Ultimate Gift will be released on DVD on August 21. The screenplay was written by Cheryl McKay '95 (Communication & the Arts) and stars James Garner and Abigail Breslin.
- Dr. William Hathaway, psychology program directed and professor in Regent's School of Psychology & Counseling, has been elected president of the American Psychological Association's Division 36, which is devoted to the psychology of religion.
- The student film The Nobel Lie and winner of the Aegis Award, was listed under Inside Business' Awards & Honors section on August 6, 2007. The film was written, directed, produced, edited, acted, and crewed by Regent Communication & the Arts students.
- Dr. Jeff Pittman and Latrelle Jackson, director of Regent's Psychological Services Center, authored "Substance Abuse: Cross-Campus Collaboration Creates Resources and Results" in the summer 2007 issue of Leadership Exchange.
- The June 2007 issue of College Services Magazine featured an article, "The Far-Reaching Impact of Auxiliary Services," co-author by Dr. Jeff Pittman. Pittman is also on the board of College Auxiliary Services Professionals.
- "Instructing and Mentoring the African-American College Student: Strategies for Success in Higher Education," co-edited by Dr. Louis B. Gallien Jr., professor of education, was reviewed on RedOrbit.com. Read the full review.
- Dr. Paul Bonicelli '87 (Government), recently took the oath of office as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Acting USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore presided over the ceremony and administered the oath.
- According to PalmBeachDailyNews.com, Regent alumnus Dr. Jim Walz has been named dean of the Rinker School of Business and a professor of business and management at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Walz has been listed in the Who's Who of Executives and Professionals. He received his doctorate degree from Regent's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship in '99.
- Regent alumna Dawn Best '07 (Governent/Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) was quoted in the KFVS 12 and Heartland News' article "Learn and Earn: The Key to Unlocking Financial Success." Best is the campaign field director for Congresswomen Thelma Drake (Va.).
- Robert Whitehead '06 (Divnity), pastor at New Zion Baptist Church, is quoted in a July 18 story about James City County, "Churches feel squeeze from influx of residents: Prayer may be infinite, but space for congregations is not. In James City County, churches have found extra space hard to come by." Read the full story.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the July 22 issue of The New York Daily News. In the story "South Carolina Bravest Warm to Rudy," Dunn comments about the importance of Rudy Giuliani's wooing of firefighters as part of his presidential campaign. Read the full story.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the July 22 issue of The New York Times "Week in Review" section. In the article "God ’08: Whose, and How Much, Will Voters Accept?" Dunn comments about Mitt Romney's comparison of his faith, Mormonism, to that of Protestants and Catholics. Read the full story.
- Dr. Norman Mintle, academic dean of Regent's School of Communication & the Arts, has been invited to speak at the sixth annual Christian Game Developers Conference to be held in Portland, Ore., July 19-21. Read the full story.
- David Wagner, professor of constitutional and criminal law at Regent University School of Law, was quoted in the July 23 issue of The Daily Press. In the story "Feds might have more cards in Vick case," Wagner comments about the Michael Vick case. Read the full story.
- David Wagner, professor of constitutional and criminal law at Regent University School of Law, was quoted in the July 19 issue of The Daily Press. In the story "Hearing next step for Vick," Wagner comments about the speed at which the Vick case will move up through the court system in the Eastern District of Virginia. Read the full story.
- According to the Greensburg Daily News.com, Regent University alumnaLinda Cruz '97 (Divinity) has released her first book All His Jewels: From Glory to Glory. The book explores the depths of the cosmic conflict and enforces her belief that "humans are the greatest treasure." Read the full article, "Greensburg native offers a 'jewel' of a book."
- Robertson School of Government dean, Dr. Charles W. Dunn, and the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol were interviewed on WNYC Radio (New York Public radio) on The Brian Lehrer Show on July 12. They discussed the future of conservatism after Bush/Cheney and Republican breaking with the President over Iraq.
- Marketwire.com reports that Tracy Stewart, vice president for informational technology is one of ten winners of the Greenhouse Exemplary Course program and Greenhouse Grauts form Blackboard, Inc. Stewart's course was Web Design and Publishing. The winning entries represent the very best of e-learning.
- Dr. Vinson Synan, dean emeritus for the School of Divinity, was quoted in the July 2007 issue of Christianity Today. The article, "Gospel Riches," addresses the rise of prosperity Pentecostalism in Africa.
- The School of Law's negotiation team win was a feature story of If My People magazine. It is the publication of the Faithful Stewardship organization and its focus is looking at world events with a Biblical worldview.
- A candidate for the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is featured in Counseling Today magazine. Read the story.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the July 14 issue of WORLD magazine - "Evangelical eggshells." Dunn's comments on the speech given by Rudy Giuliani at Regent University on June 26. Read the full story.
- Inside Business (Hampton Roads, Va.). The July 9 edition mentions the following faculty highlights: Dr. Sandra R. Bryant, assistant professor of organizational leadership in the School of Undergraduate Studies, received the Outstanding Faculty Award for 2007. Dr. Bruce E. Winston, dean of the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, was recognized as Most Supportive Dean of the Year at the SIFE conference in Dallas. Eleanor Weston Brown, as associate professor in the School of Law has been appointed by the Hampton City Counsel as chair of to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
- Law professor James Duane's article "Federal Rule of Evidence 408 (a) (2): The Only Federal Rule that is Nothing But a Trap for the Unwary" was printed in the spring 2007 edition of the AALS Newsletter.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the July 3 issue of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette - "Convict freed by Huckabee is arrested." Dunn commented on whether the clemency will be a significant issue in Huckabee's campaign. Read the full story.
- Mark Begly '02 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) has been named director of development for Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business.
- As reported in the Daily Press, Regent University has received a $248,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to recruit and train teacher candidates from outside the field of education. Regent is the only Virginia school to receive the funding, which is part of $22.1 million issued through the Transition to Teaching program. The grants are designed to attract and support business professionals and others who decide to teach in the classroom, specifically in high poverty school districts.
- Dr. Darin Gerdes '96/'98/'03 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship/Government) has been named to the Lynchburg School Board according to The Lynchburg News & Advance. Gerdes is a professor at Liberty University.
- The play 1607: First Landing was reviewed in The Virginia-Pilot. The play, an outdoor drama, at Fort Story, Va., chronicles the English landing at Cape Henry in 1607. The play was written and directed by and stars three Regent Communication & the Arts alumni. They are writer Chip Fortier '89, director Chris Nelson '06 and actor Kendal Tuttle '06 as Capt. John Smith. The play has a cast of 43 and will run through September 3.
- This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Catholic Church revival within the Catholic Church according to the Catholic news service. To mark that event, Dr. Vinson Synan of Regent's School of Divinity spoke at an anniversary celebration at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center in New Jersey. More than 5,000 people were in attendance.
- Regent University was featured in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance article "Virginia an 'almighty' site for filmmakers." The article mentions that the university offers a film degree.
- Michael Burroughs '05 (Education) has been named administrator for Liberty Bible Academy in Mason, Ohio. In addition to being an alumnus
of the School of Education, Burroughs is also an adjunct.
- The fascinating life and ministry of Bruce Olson, missionary to the Motilone Indians of Columbia,be was chronicled in the book Bruchko. Olson has lived among the tribe since 1962. In 2002 he received an honorary doctoral degree in divinity from Regent University.
- It was announced in The Washington Post on June 1, 2007, that Glynis Jordan '02 (Education) had been appointed to join a team of other selected principals in Boston at the "New Leadership for New Schools." The national nonprofit program is a rigorous training experience designed to raise up talented principals. Out of 129 applicants, only five were chosen from the Baltimore division.
- Governor M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut appointed Chris P. DeSanctis '99 (Government) to be a member of the Metro North New Haven Rail Commuter Council. He is also the development and communications coordinator of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greenwich, Conn., and an adjunct at Sacred Heart University.
- Chris Hansen '95/'02 (Communication & the Arts) recently premiered his film The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah in Austin, Texas. Hansen wrote and directed the film. He also teaches film and screenwriting at Baylor University.
- The Bluffton News-Banner reports that Michael E. Row, a current student in the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, has been appointed economic development director for Wells County, Ind. Row is also director of employer relations and assistant professor at Taylor University.
- Ivette Diaz, current student in the Robertson School of Government, has accepted the position of staff assistant to the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives.
- Dr. Mark Yarhouse of the School of Psychology & Counseling was recently quoted in the L.A. Times article "New ground in debate on 'curing' gays."
- Gary Marx '02 (Government) was quoted in an article from the Richmond Times - "Regent makes mark in world" - in the June 8, 2007, edition of the newspaper.
- Wendy D. Vinson '89 (Communication & the Arts) will be inducted into the Virginia Cable Hall Of Fame at the Seventh Annual Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association banquet and ceremony. She is the senior vice president of marketing for the Inspiration Networks, Charlotte, N.C.
- According to the Currents (a publication of Northrop Grumman) Bob Leber '03 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) was appointed by Governor Tim Kaine to the Virginia Workforce Council. The Council is a business-led board that acts as the principal advisor to the governor and provides leadership regarding workforce development.
- Natasha Spellman's study "Enrollment and Retention Barriers Adult Students Encounter" was published on redorbit.com. Natasha is a doctoral fellow in the School of Education.
- Jonathan Freeland '00 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) was featured in the Wichita Business Journal, June 4, 2007. The article, "Personally Motivated; Teenage goals create career success for Jonathan Freeland," highlights his business and personal success. Freeland is the vice president of sales for Cox Communications for Kansas and Arkansas.
- Law professor Louis Hensler was quoted in the May 28, 2007, edition of Inside Business in a Special Report article entitled "Fleet suit latest case for product liability."
- Cheryl McKay '97 (Communication & the Arts) was quoted in the June 2007 issue of Christianity Today in the editorial "Test a New Relationship." The issue focuses on Christian movie going habits and influence in Hollywood.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the May 31, 2007, Washington Times article "Thompson ready to test '08 waters at state GOP gala." Read the article.
- Professor Eleanor Brown with the School of Law, has been named by the Hampton (Va.) City Council to chair a new citizens redevelopment and housing authority. Read more.
- Bobby Hoyle '83 (Communication & the Arts) founder of Lendahand ministries is leading a team to El Salvador and Guatemala. He and the team are training pastors in those countries. Find out about their other work.
- On May 28, 2007, it was reported in The Virginian-Pilot that Bruce E. Winston, dean of Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, was named Most Supportive Dean of the Year at the National Students in Free Enterprise Exposition and Competition.
- The May 27 Beacon insert of The Virginian-Pilot featured Cara Wheeler and Berrylin Martin, students in the School of Psychology & Counseling. Wheeler is the co-creator of Change of Rein, an equine therapy program for girls with eating disorders. The program is sponsored with Equi-Kids' Therapeutic Riding Program in Virginia Beach.
- Mark Cote '02 (Divinity) was named headmaster at Loving Word Academy, Lancaster, Pa. He will continue to teach Bible at the high school. Cote was ordained recently and pastors with his father at Zion Church, Millersville, Pa.
- The North Bay Business Journal, w hich covers Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties of California, recently named W. Chris Krankemann '00 (Law) one of its "40 under 40." The list names 40 young leaders who are impacting businesses and communities in the region. Krankemann is a partner with Lanahan & Reilly in Santa Rosa.
- According to the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette, Paul Phillips '05 (Law) is seeking the Republican nomination for the 18th Congressional District. He is currently practicing law in Ohio and is a retired military bomber pilot (U.S. Air Force).
- Regent alumnus Christopher Jacobs '02 (Law) has joined the law offices of Kalfus & Nachman as an associate. Jacobs specializes in personal injury and criminal law and is practicing in both federal and state courts.
- Regent alumna Alison R. Zizzo '06 (Law) has joined the law firm of Huff, Poole & Mahoney PC in Virginia Beach as an associate. Zizzo will focus her litigation practice in the areas of casualty defense, employment law, and general litigation.
- Regent University's School of Law was noted in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly as the winner (law school division) of the Attorney General's Cup of the "Legal Food Frenzy." The School of Law collected 4,231 lbs. of food for the foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
- Dr. Betty Greene-Bryant '07 (Education) was recently named director of the College Living Experience (CLE) program in Washington, D.C. CLE is designed to help students with autism and other special needs to attend college.
- Commenting on the death of Rev. Jerry Falwell to the local Hampton Roads media was Dr. Randall Pannell, acting vice president of academic affairs, and Liberty and Regent alumni Chris Nelson, Melissa Fuquay, Shawna Lawhorn, Lori D'Augostine, and Michael Klefeker. Each recounted a special memory of Falwell and the impact he had on their lives.
- Regent professor Dr. Harry Sova was quoted in The Virginian-Pilot's May 16 issue concerning the death of Rev. Jerry Falwell. Sova, who is also chairman of the journalism department at Regent, taught communications at Liberty University from 2004 to 2006.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean for the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in the Daily News' (New York) May 13 article, "He risks becoming Rudy Waffle-ani." Dunn discussed former Mayor Giuliani's stance on abortion.
- Regent professor Dr. Shauna Tonkin was featured in The Virginian-Pilot in an
article entitled "Students grow well in an edible schoolyard." According to the article Tonkin secured federal funding for a student project at Norview High School in Norfolk, Va.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was interviewed on May 10, 2007, for both CNN's The Situation Room and Paula Zahn Now. He was commenting on Rudy Giuliani's pro-choice position.
- In the May 11, 2007, issue of The Virginian-Pilot it was announced that Regent University will be adding four new undergraduate majors: animation, cinema-television, journalism and theater.
- Regent alumnus Jason Upton '00 (Divinity) will release Beautiful People, his first CD in a new distribution relationship with integrity Music, on May 29. Additional information on Jason is available at www.JasonUpton.com.
- Regent alumna Diane P. Toscano '06 (Law) and Gordon C. Ufkes '01 (Law) have joined the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office as assistant commonwealth's attorneys.
- Greg Klein '06 (Law) and P. Todd Sartwell '05 (Law) have joined the Dickerson and Smith Law Group in Virginia Beach, Va. Klein will focus his practice on family law, employment law, and elder law. Sartwell will focus on civil litigation, criminal defense, and personal injury.
- Regent student Angela Sims will be honored in a ceremony on May 3, 2007, at The Washington Post as the winner of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for the district. The Post award is given annually to extraordinary teachers in the Washington region, one from each of the area's 19 public school districts. Sims and other winners will receive $3,000 and a Tiffany crystal apple as their prize.
- According to The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.) Lindsey James (EDU '04) was recently selected as the new principal at P.W. Moore Elementary School for the 2007-2008 school year. James currently works at River Middle School as the assistant principal.
- Regent alumna Linda Jennings '90 (Divinity) recently published a new book entitled Life Within the Veil: The Life We Are Called to Live. In the book, Jennings explains how to move beyond our current understanding of church life into a powerful intimacy with the God of the universe.
- In The Virginian-Pilot's May 1, 2007, issue, reporter Mal Vincent highlights Regent University's annual student film festival" in an article entitled "Annual rite of spring: The Regent University Student Film Festival."
- Michael Patrick, dean of the School of Communication & the Arts was interviewed by WVEC reporter Mary Nelson on April 30. Patrick discussed whether or not the media should cover "copy cat" incidents of past tragic events like the Virginia Tech massacre. Read the interview.
- Regent alumna Linda Cruz '97 (Divinity) has published a new book entitled All His Jewels: From Glory to Glory. The book reminds us that human beings are the greatest treasures on earth and are the true "blood diamonds" that have been purchased by Christ.
- Steven W. Fitschen, research professor of law at Regent University's School of Law, will deliver a lecture May 1, 2007, on "Religion and Government: Accommodation, Encouragement, and Establishment." The talk, which is the third in a series of speakers, is hosted by the William & Mary Committee on Religion in a Public University.
- Dr. Gail Derrick, associate professor of education, was honored by the Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk) with a special award from Wesleyan's Alumni Association. Derrick works with Regent's online doctor of education program.
- Dr. Lorene Wales, chair of the Department of Cinema-Television in the School of Communication & the Arts, was recently quoted in DisciplesWorld magazine. The article discussed the film Two Weeks and its look at death and dying in cinema.
- Victor Wasilauskas '99 (Law) was recently named associate with Cooper Levenson, an Atlantic City-based law firm. He will join their litigation group.
- Dr. Charles W.Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted on crosswalk.com in the article "Conservatives Ponder Giuliani."
- Dr. Pamela Chandler-Lee, associate dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies, was quoted in the April issue of Divers magazine in the article "Online degrees increasingly gaining acceptance among employers."
- Regent alumni Louis J. Fortier '89 (Communication & the Arts) and Chris Nelson '06 (Communication & the Arts) were featured in PortFolio on April 3, 2007. Fortier and Nelson worked on the production of the film The First Landing.
- Regent alumnus Barry Melton '85 (Communication & the Arts) assumed command of the Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol during a change of command ceremony held recently at the Arnold Air Force Base. Melton has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since 1986.
- Adrian Robbe '06 (Communication & the Arts) has published a new book entitled And the Oscar® Goes to: How does a filmmaker become an Academy Award® winner? The book provides aspiring and seasoned filmmakers essential facts that need to be considered when competing for an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Director, or Screenplay.
- Regent alumna Stephanie Thomas '99 (Communication & the Arts) was featured in The Virginian-Pilot in the article "The PJ DeeJay dresses to drive her message home." Thomas is the host of WXEZ-FM (94.1) "The Morning Star." Her goal is to bring attention to the fact that people with disabilities have a hard time finding nice clothes to wear.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of Regent University's Robertson School of Government published an op-ed called "Can Rudy Replicate Ike?" on townhall.com on April 6, 2007.
- First-year law student Jessica Coulter was featured in the April 8 issue of U.S. News and World Report article about direct-to-consumer student loan companies called "Be Wary of Loan Letters: Official-looking mailings can bamboozle students."
- Dr. Jeffry Morrison of the Robertson School of Government was the keynote speaker for the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series "Religion History Month" in Colonial Williamsburg. He spoke on "John Witherspoon's Revolutionary Religion."
- Jennifer E. Damelio '04 (Law) has joined the law firm of Walcott Rivers Gates located in Virginia Beach, Va. Damelio concentrates her practice in the areas of family law and criminal defense.
- Greg Morris, associate dean of undergraduate admissions, was quoted in The Virginian-Pilot article "AP Teachers Hope Courses Pass Muster with the College Board." The April 1, 2007, article looked at the College Board audit of AP credits in undergrad admissions.
- Dr. Charles Dunn, dean of Regent's Robertson School of Government was interviewed, March 29, for CNN's The Situation
Room and Lou Dobb's Tonight. Read the exerpted transcripts.
- CBSnews.com featured Regent University law and government professor James A. Davids in a
March 29 story "Technology Sniffs
Out Student Plagiarism."
- Law professor David Wagner was interviewed by Virginia Beach WAVY-10 on March 27 about
Virginia Senator Jim Webb's aide bringing a pistol into a Senate office building. Wagner addressed the second
ammendment issues of this incident.
- Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff Bob Brooks completed a Master of Arts in Homeland Security
Studies at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Brooks received an M.A. in Business from Regent in 1994. He is serving his third term as sheriff of Ventura County.
- Regent University's March Executive Leadership Series with Dominion Resources CEO Thomas Farrell, II
was featured in a March 21 article in The Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) -
CEO stirs talk on energy."
- SavannahNow.com featured Karen Turnage Boyd ’05 (Law) in the article “On the Job with
mediator Karen Boyd.” She is an attorney based in Savannah as a mediator for the state of Georgia.
- Carol LeMon Houchin ’88 (Psychology & Counseling) was featured in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance (Va.) in
an article entitled “Career Turned on Long-ago Mission.” It tells of how a missions trip to Africa helped
shape her career choice as a counselor.
- Gary E. Bolenbaugh ’97 (Law) was recently a featured speaker at the 2007 Midwest Scholars
Conference which helps scholars develop their skills in educational “best practices.” Bolenbaugh also is
an adjunct at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a practicing attorney in Fishers, Ind.
- Cheryl McKay ’97 (Communication & the Arts) was interviewed by the Charlotte Observer in “Gift
writer counts blessings.” McKay recounts her writing the script for the movie The
Ultimate Gift from Jim Stovall’s book. The movie is now playing all across the country and features such stars as James Garner and Abigail Breslin.
- Divinity student Hewlette Pearson wrote her first book, The View From the Mountain: The
Process of Destiny," published by on-demand publisher Xulon Press, and available at hpearsonministries.org,
xulonpress.com, barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.
- Dr. Regina Hartley-DeLisse ’00 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) has been promoted to chair of the business department at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute according to The Charlotte Observer.
- Nathan Tabor ’98 (Government) was featured on a page 2 Q&A,
"Taking the U.N. to Task,"
in the March 14 issue of The Washington Times on his recent book The Beast on the East River: The
U.N. Threat to America’s Sovereignty and Security.
- In the Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) it was reported that Marcia Pugh ’86 (Communication & the Arts) was made a copywriter and advertising concept producer for Haan Marketing and Communications.
- As listed in the Mansfield News Journal (Ohio), Dr. John Byron ’97 (Divinity) was promoted
to associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary.
- Regent University was mentioned in a March 12
article in The Virginian-Pilot
about campuses with a no-smoking policy.
- According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Thomas Antwan Lewis ’99 (Communication & the Arts) has been hired as
a reporter at WGN-TV (channel 9).
- According to The York Dispatch (Pa.), Dr. Howard Foltz, professor for the School
of Divinity at Regent, will present the “Mission Smarter” seminar at the First Assembly of God church on
March 10. Discussion topics will include strategy, mobilization, advancement, resources, and training.
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was a guest on WHRO 89.5's
Hearsay with Cathy Lewis about the diversity of the 2008 Presidential candidate field on March 5.
- DeVry University’s Fort Washington campus and Philadelphia area centers announced the appointment of
Dr. Darryl W. Field as president. Field received his Ph.D. in Leadership from Regent in 2004.
- Jessica Coulter, first-year Regent law student was quoted in a USnews.com story, “Beware
Those Official-Looking Student Loan Offers.” The article was posted on March 1, 2007.
- Sergio Matviuk, assistant professor for Regent's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship was
published in the March 2007 Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, for an article titled "Cross-Cultural Leadership Behavior Expectations: A Comparison Between United States Managers and Mexican Managers."
- James Davids, assistant dean for administration in Regent's Robertson School of Government was featured in
The Virginian-Pilot in "Educators turn to high-tech tools to catch
plagiarism" on March 5. Bruce Winston, dean of the School of Global Leadership &
Entrepreneurship, and government students Chuck Slemp and Stephen Raper were also
quoted in the article.
- Regent University School of Law professor Scott Pryor wrote a letter to the editor, published in the March 1 issue of First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life.
- Loren Fritze ’93 (Psychology & Counseling) was highlighted in a recent article "Serving the Community"
in the Pine River Journal (Pine River, Minn). Fritze offers counseling services at the community’
s family life center and a local church.
- Current doctoral student Virgil Bakken ’90 (Communication & the Arts) is presenting a lecture on the use of irony in film as social criticism. Bakken is assistant professor of mass communication at Bemidji State University
- Education student Sharon Leech was featured in The Daily News Leader
(Staunton, Va.). She recently was honored as Waynesboro’s first teacher to receive National Board
Certification. She is a reading specialist.
Chris Hull, a current Ph.D. student in the School of Psychology & Counseling, had an article, “My story, my hands,” in
the December 2006 issue of Counseling Today.
- Monte Kuligowski '96 (Law), authored the article "Does the Declaration of Independence Pass the Lemon Test?" published online in the Duke Journal
of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. It is set for the print edition this spring.
- J. Lyle Story’s article entitled “The Discipleship of Women—From
Jesus’ Birth to the Empty Tomb” was featured in Priscilla Papers, the winter 2007 edition.
Story is a professor of New Testament and Biblical languages in the School of Divinity.
- Dr. Charles Dunn, dean for the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in a Feb. 22, 2007, article in The New York Observer: "American Rudy: Hot Dog Wants to Be Corn Dog."
- F. Patrick Yeatts ’94 (Law) was appointed judge of Campbell County (Lynchburg, Va.) General
District Court. He has been a partner in the Lynchburg-based firm of Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Yeatts & Tiller.
- Rev. Brad Shedd ’96 (Divinity) was quoted in a recent article in The Virginian-Pilot
“Ministry through number crunching.” The article focused on Harvest Assembly’s program of free
tax-filing assistance for the community. Shedd is a minister at the Chesapeake, Va., church.
- Law professor David Wagner's blog, http://ninomania.blogspot.com about "Mandatory Procreation," was excerpted in the Scrapbook section of
the Feb. 26, 2007, Weekly Standard.
- Regent School of Education student Sharon Byrdsong was featured on the cover of the
January/February 2007 issue of Tidewater Teacher. Byrdsong, along with Regent alumni Dorothea White
'92/'02 (Education/Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship) and Mary Gunsalus '02 (Education) are featured in an article titled "The
Love of Learning," which also highlighted Regent's Master Teacher program.
- As recorded in the Madera Tribune, Mark Alcantar ’03 (Law) was recently named
Deputy District Attorney for Madera County. Alcantar was successful in his first jury trial.
- Regent alumnus Christopher H. Falk ’01 (Law) has been named vice president of the Chesapeake
- Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted in an article titled "Christian Conservatives in 2008"
from PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly on Feb. 12. The article highlighted the 2007
Ronald Reagan Symposium hosted by Regent University.
- Comments of Regent School of Government dean, Dr. Charles W. Dunn, were referenced in a Feb. 2 article
called "Cold War contacts: Did Kennedy conspire against Reagan?" in the Washington Times by John Smith.
John Smith is the pseudonym for a retired CIA analyst.
- According to Stockwatch, Clark R. Griffith ’95 (Government) has been promoted to general
manager of Met-Pro’s System Division in Harleysville, Pa.
- As announced in the Carolina Peacemaker, Rev. Dr. Herman Platt was honored by Greensboro
’s East Side Civitan Club for his service to the community. Platt is pastor of the Wells Memorial Church
of God in Christ and a candidate to receive his Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent.
- Patrick S. Gershon '06 (Law) has joined Norris, St. Clair & Lotkin in Virginia Beach as an associate attorney. His practice will emphasize construction law and commercial litigation.
- Margaret Weaver '02 (Law) has received the Virginia Beach Bar Association's Bar Service Award.
She works at Thomas & Associates PC.
- According to The Lebanon Daily News (Pa.), attorney Timothy Engler '97 (Law) will seek
the Republican nomination for one of three open Lebanon Council seats in the May primary.
- Clay Anderson '94 (Government/Law) recently joined Steptoe and Johnson PLLC as an associate in its
litigation office according to the Charleston (W.V.) Gazette.
- Dr. Michael Ray Smith '99 (Communication & the Arts) has contributed two articles to the Encyclopedia of
Religion, Communication, and Media. Smith is associate professor of mass communication at Campbell University
- Vonda W. Chapell '95 (Law) has become a partner of Kaufman & Canoles PC. Chappell is a
member of the tax section in the Chesapeake office.
- Joy Weber '06 (Law) has joined Vandeventer Black LLP. Her practice will focus on employment
and benefits, and transactions.
- Leigh Gettman-Allen '03 (Communication & the Arts) is a contestant in the Mrs. Texas 2007 pageant.
- Nicole Johnson Baker '98 (Communication & the Arts) former Miss Virginia in 1998 and Miss America in 1999, was featured in the Beacon on Feb. 4. Baker is the host of dLifeTV, a weekly show dedicated to the well-being of those living with diabetes. The show airs on Sundays on CNBC at 7 p.m.
- David L. Mundy ’02 (Law) has authored an article entitled “Who Will Cry for Justice?
” in the February 2007 issue of Charisma magazine. The article focuses on International Justice Mission, a legal organization that aids those forced into slavery and sexual exploitation in third-world nations.
- According to the Ocean County Observer (Toms River, N.J.), Daniel Van Pelt '93 (Government) has
entered the race for the Republican nomination for a 9th District Assembly seat being vacated. Van
Pelt is the current mayor of Ocean Township, N.J.
- Patty Silverman ’93 (Communication & the Arts) has been awarded a Jean Ritchie Fellowship from the Appalachian
College Association (ACA). Silverman is assistant professor of public relations at Lee University (Tenn.). This fellowship will enable her to take a leave of absence from her duties at Lee to focus on doctoral studies at
the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
- It was announced in a White House press release that President Bush intends to nominate Dr. Paul J.
Bonicelli ’87 (Government) to be assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development
(Latin America and the Caribbean).
- Announced in the Harrisonburg (Va.) Daily News Record, John Wilson '90 (Psychology & Counseling) has been named director
of business development for Cornerstone Foundations. He will be responsible for developing sales and assisting in
- Anthony Williams
'00 (Law) was featured in The Winchester (Va.) Star's article "New city attorney's resume varied." Williams was recently named to the post in Winchester.
- According to the Derrick and News Herald (Oil City, Pa.), LaVieta Lerch '00 (Law) has announced her
bid for district attorney of Clarion County.
- Assistant Dean of the Robertson School of Government Jim Davids was interviewed on the Laura Ingraham
Radio Rhow, Jan. 9. Davids discussed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's possible presidential run in
- Emily Smith '06 (Law) has been named associate at the firm of McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith, and Manning LLP of Rome, Ga. She
will practice in the area of civil litigation, constitutional law, municipal and government law, domestic law, and
employment law. Smith's promotion was covered in the Jan. 5 issue of The Rome News-Tribune, Rome, Ga.
- Kristi A. Wooten '00 (Law/Government) and Peter A. Shaddock II '99 (Law) have been named partners at
Bowman, Green, Hampton & Kelly PLLC. Wooten leads the Chesapeake firm's family law department and Shaddock
practices in the field of intellectual property.
- Dr. Charles Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government, was featured in a Jan. 7 issue of The Virginian-Pilot's
Beacon sidebar about his connection with President Gerald Ford.
- An op-ed written by Robertson School of Government professor Dr. Douglas O. Walker titled "Worth Even Less: A long-anticipated decline in the dollar
is underway and it won't stop soon" was published in the business section of the Jan. 7 issue of The
- Dr. Fred Rovai, professor of education, is quoted as an expert in the Jan. 4 issue of The
Virginian-Pilot about an Education Week report ranking Virginia at the top of states where children have the greatest
opportunity to succeed.
- Jim Davids, assistant dean of the Robertson School of Government, was quoted extensively in an article from the cybercast news service -"Weigh
Romney on His Consistency, Not Mormonism, Christian Scholar Says" - about Massachusetts governor and
potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Jan. 4, 2007.
Corrynn Peters '03 (Law) has joined Bowman Green Hampton & Kelly PLLC in Chesapeake. Her practice will focus on family law and civil
- Cynthia G. Couch '97 (Law) and Carole K. Collier '97 (Law) have become members of the Law firm Davis, Couch & Collier PC, formerly Davis & Associates of Chesapeake.