B. Wynne Sharpe Jr. ’03 and his
wife, Francis, a daughter, Minnie
Cappel, on April 2. She joins brother
Bruce, 2. The family reside in Houston.
Stacy Sweet Patlovich ’04 and her
husband, Eric, a son, Whitford “Whit”
Theodore, on Dec. 26, 2014. The family reside in Washington, D.C.
Susanna P. Johnson ’06 and her
husband, Timothy M. Shannon, a
daughter, Mary Adair, on March 21.
Jennifer Sproul Davidson ’08 and
her husband, Joel, a daughter, Evelyn
Kate, on Nov. 5, 2014. The family
reside in Lexington.
Abigail Dean Rogers ’ 11 and her
husband, Christopher, a daughter,
Anne Mack Dorothy, on May 29,
2014. The family reside in Frederick,
Robert F. Cooper Jr. ’ 35, of
Memphis, Tennessee, died Jan. 12.
He represented the fifth generation
of his family to graduate from W&L.
He was recognized by the Kentucky
Bar Association and by the Missis-
sippi Bar Association for over 50
years of service to the bar. He joined
the FBI as a special agent, where he
served under J. Edgar Hoover. He
worked at First National Bank in
Jackson, Tennessee. Cooper served
as president of the FBI’s Society of
Former Agents, Mississippi chapter,
as well as the North Jackson Kiwanis
Club. He belonged to the Missis-
sippi Law Enforcement Officers
Association and its Estate Planning
Council and the Jackson Chamber
of Commerce. He belonged to
John W. Greene ’ 42, of Roanoke,
died Dec. 15, 2014. He served in
the Army during World War II as
an officer in the Army Reserves. He
volunteered with the Boy Scouts of
America, Kiwanis Club, American
Red Cross and the Bradley Free
Dr. Hugh McCulloch Jr. ’ 42, of
Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey,
died Feb. 24. He was a World War II
veteran, serving as chief of the Air
Force dispensation on Guam. Recalled to active duty in the Korean
War, he was chief of dermatology
at Valley Forge Army Hospital. He
Alumni have asked us to provide better web-based tools for careers and
networking. Our improved and
reorganized Career Toolkit is on
the Alumni Association homepage
( alumni.wlu.edu) under Career
Resources, divided into three main
Talent Marks: Need help with career planning? This
Career Perspectives and General Wisdom: W&L
alumni offer short written stories and videos containing
advice about grad school, work and life. Please contact
Morgan Harris ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit a Career
Perspective or be a video guest on General Wisdom.
site will provide you with a suite of webinars by industry
experts to help you tackle the nuts and bolts.
W&L Alumni LinkedIn Group: Over 5,500 alumni!
Official W&L LinkedIn Community: Search the
careers of 12,000+ alumni by where they work, where they
live, what they do, what they studied, their skills and how
you’re connected. It’s a great way to find other alumni in
industries of interest.
Post jobs, network and contribute to ongoing discussions.
This group is primarily for alumni and W&L seniors.
Twitter: Follow @wlualum — we’ll follow you back
and put you in a list with other alumni working in your in-
dustry. These lists are embedded on Career Development’s
Industry Specific Resources pages so students and alumni
get a pulse on industries of interest and build their Twitter
Get Connected: The W&L Student and Alumni
Career Network: Join this group to become a career
volunteer and help current students seeking career advice.
Colonnade Connections: Our own secure alumni
database; search by class, city, state, industry and more, and
be sure to update your contact information.
In the coming year, we will move on other Alumni 2020
LexLink – Hire a General: LexLink is the Career De-
velopment Office’s online posting site for jobs, internships,
externships and full-time positions for current students,
allowing your company to organize all W&L recruiting in
one place. We also post events such as information sessions
and campus interviews for companies. With your own
account, you can set up a job posting, review applications
as they are posted and select candidates for on-campus in-
terviews. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline
Schmidt, assistant director for recruitment, at cschmidt@
wlu.edu or (540) 458-8122.
action items; stand by for updates from Hotchkiss House.
Be well and enjoy the rest of your summer.
—Beau Dudley ’74, ’79L
Executive Director of Alumni Affairs
Careers and Networking:
Asked and Answered