SCAD: Savannah, Atlanta and eLearning - 1986
Bruce Blanchard (B.F.A., historic preservation, 1986) lives in Merrimac, Massachusetts, and is carpentry supervisor with Historic New England (SPNEA), the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country.
Joan (Cook) Shinnick (B.F.A., painting, 1986) is curator of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum. She lives in St. Simons, Georgia, with her husband, Joe, and their children, Jillian (March 1987) and Jenna (February 1991).
Desiree (D'Ambrosio) Shafman (B.F.A., illustration,1986) wrote," On May 8, my floorcloths were accepted into the league of New Hampshire Craftsmen and will now be carried in their galleries throughout the state."
Ferre' Dollar (B.F.A., video/film, 1986) lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and works for CNN as the senior photojournalist for their field production unit. Dollar travels throughout the world covering world leaders, news and events for broadcast to a global audience.
Kerrie Gilbert (B.F.A., graphic design, 1986) lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and runs k.gilbert Design & Production, where she specializes in design, production, copywriting and print production services for marketing materials and corporate identity packages.
Lance Goldsmith (B.F.A., painting, 1986) is gallery director for Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, a prominent gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan. He was recently engaged to Lisa Jacqueline Kunik, a fiction writer from Los Angeles, California. They reside in Brooklyn, New York. (updated 12/20/08)
Paula (Gomez) Williamson (B.F.A., photography, 1986; M.F.A., 1994) wrote, "I am currently teaching photography at Armstrong Atlantic State University's continuing education department, as well as freelance writing/photography for local and national media outlets. I also teach others how to preserve their personal photographs through traditional and digital scrapbooks. I volunteer extensively with my church and its parochial school, St. Frances Cabrini in Savannah, Georgia."
Matt Goodman (B.F.A., illustration, 1986) is art director for Magic Media Inc. He lives in Tifton, Georgia, with his wife, Loan (Crosby) Goodman (B.F.A., illustration, 1987), and their child, Tai (July 2004).
Sarah Harvey Avery (B.F.A., painting, 1986) is the visual merchandise manager for the Parisian department store in Dothan, Alabama. She and her husband Tony are parents to George.
Pamela "Cuffy" (Hise) Sullivan (B.F.A., historic preservation, 1986) owns a professional organizing business called The Organized Woman. She lives in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband, Justin Sullivan (B.F.A., photography, 1985), and their daughters, Leila Mary (October 2000) and twins Fiona Jean and Verity Jane (April 2004).
Prudence Horne (B.F.A., painting, 1986) lives in San Diego, California, and is self-employed as a professional painter.
Charles Ladson (B.F.A., painting, 1986) is a printing associate at SCAD Savannah and is an independent artist creating paintings. (updated 11/24/11)
Larry Sheperd Leake (B.F.A., historic preservation, 1986) lives in Summerville, South Carolina, with his wife, Joeanne. He attended the College of William and Mary for graduate studies and has worked in the Georgia SHPO and Colonial Williamsburg. He wrote, "I now live and work right up the coast from my alma mater. What a long strange trip it has been."
John Ludwick (B.F.A., graphic design, 1986; M.F.A., sequential art, 1995) has directed 2-D and 3-D animation television spots for Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, Toon Disney, and many others at the Broadcast Design firm Primal Screen in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned the Gold Broadcast Design Award (BDA) for Best Television Website Promotion and shared a Potluck Gold BDA for the Siggraph short "Road to San Antone," which he storyboarded. As an independent project, Ludwick designed, directed and animated the short "Baguira.", a depiction of one minute in a house cat's life. It was shown in Brazil's 2003 Anima Mundi festival.
Upon joining the New Media Program at Informatics, Ludwick directed a group of students in the Pacers Foundation Animation, a 30-second spot featuring Best Defensive Player Ron Artest. He helped to host the Visionfest Animation Festival, where he was a judge in the Sequential Art and 2D Animation categories along with Tisch School of the Arts Professor John Canemaker.
Ludwick currently illustrates children's books for Japanese children learning English with SCAD alumni Scott Ball and Dan Baldwin. He's been published in SIGGRAPH and the The World Congress on Communication and Arts, giving analysis of Educational Animation and Design. (updated 10/10/08)
Cathy (Marbert) Miannay (B.F.A., graphic design, 1986) wrote, "After working as lead designer at a mega-church for 10 years, I took a major leap of faith and started my own business, Red Moon Graphics, LLC. I have been very busy, and I love working from home. But even more exciting is that my daughter, Ashley Howard, is transferring to SCAD Atlanta as a freshman in Fall 2007. She wants to major in sequential art and minor in illustration. I'm so proud! I'd love to hear from any of my SCAD friends from the late '80s!"
Cleveland Page (B.F.A., illustration, 1986) earned an M.P.A. in public administration from Troy State University. He lives in Auburndale, Florida, with his wife, Cristol.
Mark Rand (B.F.A., illustration, 1986; M.A., graphic design, 1996) lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife, Jin Hi. Rand is the creative director for recruitment at SCAD, responsible for the visual coordination and design of recruitment materials for the college.
Scott Ribble (B.F.A., photography, 1986) lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, Jeanie. He wrote, "On March 14, 2005 my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world, Zachary John Ribble." Ribble is a director with Scripps Productions, an in-house production company that supplies programming and support to HGTV, Food Network, DIY, GAC and the Fine Living Network, which are owned by the E.W. Scripps Company.
Lisa Ross-McDermott (B.F.A., interior design and historic preservation, 1986) lives in Brentwood, Tennessee, and is the principal in Ross Resource Inc., through which she markets various architectural products to designers and architects as a manufacturer's representative. Her at-home business allows her to spend time with her daughter, Anna Grace McDermott.
Greg Schopmeyer (B.F.A., painting and illustration, 1986) is vice president and general manager of Outdoor America Images. Schopmeyer oversees all aspects of daily operations, supervises the graphic arts department and also designs Web and marketing advertising. Schopmeyer lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Kimberly, and their daughter, Chloe.
Karen (Tamasi) Cooper (B.F.A., interior design, 1986) is director of design at McKinney Aerospace, where she works with clients and reconfigures the interiors of corporate and private jets. Cooper lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Vince Cooper.
Carlene Wilson (B.F.A., illustration, 1986) lives in Savannah, Georgia, and is an audio producer for Earwhacked Radio Imaging.