Class Notes



Kelly Rhodes Adams was promoted to associate director of the Center for Congregational Resources at Samford University.

Laura Bates was promoted to executive director for Student Union and campus recreation at Truman State University.

Sharla Smith Collins was recently promoted to consumer research manager in strategy and innovation at Ally Financial.

Kathryn Cushwa Gerace rebranded and launched her small business, Ethel B Designs, which specializes in custom watercolors, portraits, art prints, stationery, and greeting cards. Ethel B Designs enjoys capturing your life’s moments and memories through art and adding pops of color to your life.

Lindsey Jones-Renaud launched a podcast called Momming While Feminist. She and her co-host released 12 episodes in 2020 and hope to release more in 2021.

Gino Manieri received a Master of Arts in Special Education from San Francisco State University and has been appointed to the Keen San Francisco Associate Board. Keen San Francisco is a non-profit organization providing fitness activities to kids with special needs. Manieri received the Volunteer of the Year award for Keen.

Following a medical leave of absence, Sarah Olson McCoin transferred to Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, N.C. in 2019-2020 and continues to teach American history. In December 2020, McCoin’s husband, Aaron, had quadruple bypass open heart surgery that was successful. McCoin and her husband continue to live in High Point, N.C. with daughter, Sophia (age 9) and three dogs.