Montreat College Al umni Newsletter, Volume 6 | June, 2020
Hello,
Montreat Alumni!
from your Alumni & Parent Relations Coordinator, Samantha Northey '18


"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble"

Psalm 9:9-10
Homecoming 2020 Announcement

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our residential students, we have decided to shift our Homecoming 2020 celebration to a virtual event. More details will be announced and if you have any questions about your pre-planned class reunions please reach out to myself or your class agent.

You are welcome to gather with your fellow Montreat alumni
as you and your friends feel is appropriate over this weekend, and we hope to see you in person at our next Homecoming in October 2021!
Class Notes
In Memoriam

Martha J Lennon '46 | 09.23.27 - 06.03.20 | Obituary here
Pansy E Duke '60 | 05.11.38 - 06.03.20 | Obituary here
Haven L Payne '08 | 09.09.86 - 05.14.20 | Obituary here
Newborns
Olive Charlee, born 02.20.20
to Robert & Haley '13
Polk
Louis Jr., born 02.23.20
to Louis '14 & Margaret '18
Torchio
Ryver Joy, born 05.06.20
to Stephen & Leah '15
Mull
Alumni News
Erynn Chambers '16
Erynn works as an elementary music teacher in Gastonia, NC and has just completed her third year of teaching. She lives in Gastonia with her cat, Sophie. In her spare time she is also a content creator on TikTok and other social media platforms where she seeks to educate on linguistics, culture, racial issues, and more. She was recently recognized by YouTuber Liza Koshy, in her spread about black creators using music to help educate and uplift others. Benj Pasek, a musical songwriter who helped compose for "The Greatest Showman" and "Dear Evan Hansen", reached out to her as well to take over his Instagram for a day and share information about the history of African Americans in film and theater. She has plans to eventually attend law school where she can continue in her fight for social justice through the legal system.
Mikayla Poulter '18
Mikayla moved from NC to Littleton, Colorado at the end of February 2020 to pursue her Masters of Theological Studies through Colorado Christian University. While she gets her degree, she is working as an Event and Marketing Graduate Assistant for the office of Undergraduate Admissions at Colorado Christian University. After graduation she hopes to teach.
Jonathan Kayembe '19
Jonathan works at RSM US LLP as a Cyber Governance and Compliance Consultant in Charlotte, NC. He has been in this role for about a year and has enjoyed the unending learning experience. He loves being part of a team that helps organizations meet and exceed security requirements by implementing sustainable cyber governance and compliance programs. He also recently proposed to his girlfriend of three years, and they are soon to be married in October 2021. He and his soon-to-be wife are planning to settle in the Charlotte, NC area after she finishes graduate school.
Updated Alumni Web-page
We recently revamped our alumni webpage because we want you to feel more connected!

Click below to see former yearbooks, Homecoming 2020 information, find a classmate, and much more!
Alumni Leadership Council Members
Elizabeth Lattimore '75
Kathy Stringer '77
Rob Lewis '95
Liz Guengerich '99
Eddie Karriker '00
Jesse Gardner '02
Anthony Rodriguez '06
Ed Carroll '10
Caroline Clark '13
(James) Cameron Boles '13
Katherine Torrance ' 13
President’s Advisory Council Alumni Members
Fran Conger Aceto '75
Larry Stringer '77
Ami Bobilya '99
Jesse Gardner '02
Timothy Bugg '07
Javier Garcia '13

Board of Trustees Alumni Members
William Haynes '85
Justin Ramb '94
Beau (Richard) Moffatt '02
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