Alumni Board of Directors (BCAA) Bios

Paul DavisR. Paul Davis, Class of 1962
Teacher & Elementary School Principal for August County Schools, Verona, VA

Degrees: BA, History, Bridgewater College in 1962; Master of Education from University of Virginia in 1967

College Activities: Track, Touring Choir, Glee Club

Current Community Activities: Staunton Church of the Brethren

BC Alumni Activities: Co-Chairman, Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Family: Wife, Betty Rickman Davis, class of 1963; three daughters: Mary; Sarah – class of 1994; Ellen


Jennie DraperJennie Draper, Class of 2003
Obstetrician and gynecology physician, Virginia Physicians for Women, Richmond, VA

Degrees: BA, Science - Bridgewater College; Doctor of Medicine - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

College Activities: Student Athletic Trainer; Co-founder and co-editor in chief of Veritas, the Student Newspaper; Student Senate; President of the Premed Society; Student tutor; Resident Counselor; Student Ambassador; Lambda Honor Society
Awards: Presidential Outstanding Service Award

BC Alumni Activities: Young Alumni Advisory Board, help organize class reunion activities, active supporter of the football team
Family: fourth generation to have attended Bridgewater College


Andrew GrossnickleAndrew P. Grossnickle, Class of 2002
Current Employment: Director, Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates, Fredericksburg, VA

Degrees: BS, Business Administration, Bridgewater College; Masters of Accounting (Forensic Accounting), Florida Atlantic University

College Activities: Students in Free Enterprise, International Honor Society in Business (Delta Mu Delta), Contributor to the School Newspaper, Accounting Tutor, Tennis

BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors, Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund

Community Activities: Member of Frederick Church of the Brethren, Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Officer of the Battlefield Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Family: Wife, Anna; Son, James


Bradley HallockBradley Hallock, Class of 1986
Corporate Controller, Equipment Development Co., Inc., Frederick, MD

Degrees: BA, Business Administration, Bridgewater College; Master of Business Administration, James Madison University, 1991

College Activities: Student Counselor, Concert Choir, Chorale, Oratorio Choir, Ski & Outing Club

Alumni Activities: participate in Homecoming activities, supporter of the Annual Fund, attend local alumni events

Community: active member of Frederick Church of the Brethren: chair of Long Range Planning Committee, member of Strategic Planning and Finance committees, past church board chair, member of Chancel Choir and handbell choir, Sunday school teacher, youth leader.

Family: Karla McCray Hallock, '86;  daughters Katelyn (Katey) BC class of 2016; and Jenna


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Andrew Kirkner, Class of 2010
Attorney, Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Degrees: BA, History and Political Science, Bridgewater College; J.D. West Virginia University College of Law, 2013

College Activities: Student Body President (Senior Year); Student Body Vice President (Junior Year); Student Honor Council (Sophomore Year); Student Senator (Freshman Year); Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society; President, College Republicans Chapter (Senior Year); NCAA Football: Two-year Captain, Second Team All-ODAC selection, Two-year ODAC All-Academic Team; Lincoln Douglas Debate: Champion, Collegiate Forensics Association, runner up, Novice Nationals.

BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Presidential Appointee, supporter of the Annual Fund, participant in Homecoming activities.


Josh Law

Joshua A. Law, Class of 2013
Financial Services Advisor II, Union First Market Bank, Waynesboro, VA

Degree: BA, Busines Administration & Marketing, Bridgewater College

College Activities: Permanent President of the BC Class of 2013, Vice President of the Bridgewater College Student Body (Senior Year), Chairman of the Student Senate Finance Committee & the Clubs & Organizations Committee (Senior Year), Bridgewater College Student Senator (Junior & Senior Year), Student Representative on the BC Curriculum Development Committee (Junior Year), President of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (Junior & Senior Year), Alpha Phi Omega Vice President of Fellowship (Sophomore Year), Chairman of the Alpha Phi Omega Fellowship Committee (Sophomore Year), President of Bridgewater College Commuter Club (Sophomore – Senior Year), Students in Free Enterprise (S. I. F. E.) Project Manager (Freshmen & Sophomore Year), Bridgewater College Orientation Leader (Sophomore – Senior Year), Student Representative on theBridgewater College Committee of Student Affairs (C.O.S.A) (Senior Year), Student Representative on the BC Judicial Hearing Board (Senior Year), Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities Award Recipient (Senior Year), Philomathes Honor Society (Sophomore – Senior Year), Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Leadership Fraternity Member (Junior – Senior Year), BC President’s Office Intern (Senior Year). Dean’s List Honoree, Member of Eagle Productions (Freshmen – Junior Year), Awarded Most Outstanding Senior in the Bridgewater College Department of Economics & Business, Student Representative on the BC Campus Quality Control Team (Junior Year), & Veritas Contributor (Senior Year).

BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors Member-at-Large (2013-2016), Supporter of the Annual Fund, Student participant in Tuition Free Day, Participated as a student spokesperson in video promoting the BC Alumni Association Annual Fundraising Challenge.

Community Activities: Member of the Shenandoah Valley Young Republicans Association & Mitt Romney for President Intern (Senior Year).


Charlie MasonCharles Mason, Class of 1969
CFO, Phillips Communication & Equipment Co, Ruckersville, VA

Degrees: BS, Business Administration, Bridgewater College

College Activities: Football (4) years, Baseball (1) year, Business Club (3) years, “Talon” sports editor (1) year
BC Alumni Activities: Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund, support BC athletics by attending as many games as possible
Community Activities: Church of Our Saviour, treasurer 1979-2004 and serve/served on Vestry and various committees


Jeff MillerJeffrey K. Miller, Class of 1993
Strategic Planning and Performance Management Officer/United States Capitol Police, Washington, DC

Degrees: BA, Political Science, Bridgewater College; Pursuing MA in Government Studies, Johns Hopkins University (2012)

College Activities: Talon (Editor and Writer), Ripples, Honor Council, Catholic Campus Ministries, Society of Collegiate Journalists

BC Alumni Activities: Secretary, Alumni Board Member (2011 - Present), Recipient of the 2009 Young Alumni Award, Organized the BC/Catholic Football Game Alumni Tailgate, Currently Leading Efforts to Organize Regional Alumni Groups, Participated in various Northern Virginia Alumni Events, Supporter of the Bridgewater Fund, Alexander Mack Library and BC Allies; and founded the Mark Leatherman Endowed Fund for Connecting and Community Building.

Community Activities: Trustee and Member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Alexandria; supporter of the Alexandria Animal Rescue League, Combined Federal Campaign


PhotoChristian Obenshain, Class of 2000
Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia in Richmond, serving in the Sexually Violent Predators Civil Commitment Section

Degrees: Magna cum laude, Political Science, minor in communications, Bridgewater College; law degree, University of Virginia School of Law

College Activities: Pre-Law Society, Mass Communication Organization, Junior Class Officer, Forensics Club, Delta Sigma Rho, Lambda Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Baptist Student Union, Who’s Who, WGMB Radio, Band, College Republicans, Debate Club

BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors, recipient of 2013 Young Alumnus award

Community Activities: Chairman of the Richmond City Republican Committee, Captain in the United States Army, Member of the Area 10 Faith Community in Richmond


Jeff PostansJeff Postans, Class 1979
Senior Auditor with the Virginia Department of Taxation, Farmville, VA

Degree: BS, Business Administration, Bridgewater College

College Activities: Treasurer & President Circle K, WGMB, Concert Choir, Pinion Players

BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Association Board of Directors (Presidential appointee 2010); recipient of the 2010 West-Whitelow Award for Humanitarian service

Community Activities: BSA Scoutmaster, Den Leader, member of the Farmville United Methodist Church, past Co-Youth Director; Disaster Relief mission project team leader, Habitat for Humanity, Wesley Foundation for Longwood University & Hampden-Sydney College board of directors, Meals on Wheels, Farmville Area Community Emergency Services


Jimmie RitchieJimmie Ritchie, Class of 1985
General Manager, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, Timberville, VA

Degrees: BS, Business Administration, Economics, Bridgewater College; Master of Business Administration, James Madison University, 1989

College Activities: Student Counselor

Community: Active member of Broadway-Timverville Rotary Club; Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor BSA Troop/Crew 458, 2 time – Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree Contingent Leader, Active in Harrisonburg/Rockingham United Way, Active in Cargill Ambassador program which serves numerous Community non-profit organizations, Former Church Council member and Finance Committee member – Muhlenburg Lutheran Church.

Family: Wife Jeanne (BC Class of 1988) and our 3 sons – Jimmie III (BC Class of 2012), Zachary (BC Class of 2012) and Jacob (Turner Ashby HS Class of 2014).


Douglas SmithJ. Douglas Smith, Class of 1973
Family Physician practice (of 30 years) - Rockingham Family Physicians, Bridgewater, VA

Degrees: BA, General Science from BC in 1973; MCV in 1977. Completed Family Medicine residency in Roanoke in 1980.

BC Alumni Activities: Avid fan of BC sports. Chaired the recent campaign to honor Dr. John Martin at BC.

Community Activities: Member of First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Va. having been an elder and teacher in Sunday School. Volunteer at the Harrisonburg Free Clinic.

Family: Wife, Beth (class of 1976); one daughter, Adrienne.


Sherrie WamplerSherrie K. Wampler, Class of 1985
Stay-at-home mother of four; formerly taught in Rockingham County Schools; worked for The College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University 1987-1991 (supervised student teachers, conducted research and taught education classes.)

Hometown: Nokesville, VA

Degrees: BS, Elementary Education, Bridgewater College; MA, Reading, West Virginia University, 1989; Doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Instruction/Reading, West Virginia University, 1996.

College Activities: Campus Center Program Council, Student Counselors, Intramural Sports, Who's Who.

BC Alumni Activities: Alumni Fund Committee - 1991-1997; Annual Fund Committee member - 1997-1999; regional alumni event host; Alumni Board Member Director-At-Large (2010-present).

Community Activities: Member of Manassas Church of the Brethren; served as Sunday School Teacher, Director, and Co-Director of Vacation Bible School; coordinator of the church Fall Festival for 13 years. Volunteer in Prince William County Schools at elementary, middle and high school (1997-present). Appointed member Prince William County Schools Advisory Committee on Gifted Education (2006-present).
Family: Husband, Benjamin, '82; four children, Katelyn (BC Class '14), Matthew, Sarah and Joseph.


Melvin WilliamsMelvin Williams, Class of 1995
Attorney and Owner, Mel Williams, PLC, Roanoke VA

Degrees: BS, Political Science, Minor: Philosophy/Religion, Bridgewater College; Juris Doctor, Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William and Mary, 1998

College Activities: Student Body President, Ernie the Eagle (college mascot), Student Ambassadors, Campus Center Program Council.

BC Alumni Activities: have assisted with annual fundraising, local Roanoke alumni activities, participate in Homecoming activities.

Community Activities: Part-time Pastor, Sunday School Teacher and Evangelist; Roanoke City Electoral Board, has served on various boards for Roanoke area non-profit and Christian organizations.

Family: wife, Ela Fulghum Williams

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