Honoring the Honor Class


Class of 1967
Where Are They Now?

First Row: Kenny Hughes, Arthur Humphrey, Jerry Thompson, Tyrone Turner, Deborah Mickles, Iris Darby, Clifford Drakeford, Roseclaire Musson
Second Row: Joyce Wooding, Bonnie Yarbrough,Donald Brown, Diane McDonald, Marilyn Moore, Charles Strange, Patricia Saunders, Jerry Cantrell, Kermit Carter
Third Row: Rivon Jackson, Valerie Gail Johnson, Warren Harris, Shelley DuBose, Emanuel Hickerson, Paulette Fleming, Bernard Brisbon, Marvin Brock, Bernedene Cann
Fourth Row: Maurice Young, Juanita Harvin, John Wagner, Deborah Watkins, Charles Watson, Andrew White, Sylvia Simons, Grannell Simmons, Louis Simpson
Fifth Row: Beverly Vaughn, Jeanette Wagner, Carolyn Johnston, Katie Lassiter, Rise Lowery, Barbara Maddox, Brian Neal, Patrick Henderson, Susan Robinson

Shelley A. (DuBose) Cheatham | Kermit Carter | Iris (Darby) Ogburn | Katie (Lassiter) Mullins
Rise Lowery | Art Humphrey | Beverly Vaughn  | Charles Watson

Shelley A. (DuBose) Cheatham

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College; Master of Social Work, Specialization: Employee Assistance Program from University of Maryland at Baltimore; Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • Worked as an Inpatient Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Social Worker at the University of Maryland Medical Center for 9 years and Medical Office Manager for 10 years
  • Shelley and Dr. Wendell Cheatham (PFA Class of 1966) have now been married for 47 years and have three children. The family has lived internationally in Germany and traveled extensively abroad. They have lived stateside with military tours including San Antonio, Texas; San Francisco, California; and Washington, DC
  • Shelley and Wendell are proud parents of 3 sons, Commander Adam G. Cheatham, United States Navy; Lieutenant Colonel Joseph G. Cheatham, MD, United States Army, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director, Naval Medical Center, San Diego; Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Graduate of PFA Class of 93); and Jonathan Cheatham, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (Graduate of PFA Class of 1997)
  • Currently retired, Shelley enjoys interacting with her 9 grandchildren, cruising with her husband, and basking in the realization that there is no longer a time clock to punch
  • Attends Emmanuel-Brinklow SDA Church, Ashton, Maryland

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Kermit Carter

  • Class Chaplain
  • PhD University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, MS Alabama A&M University, BA Oakwood University
  • Retired in 2016 after a 45 year career track in higher education administration including positions at: Oakwood University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Andrews University and J.C. Calhoun Community College
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award – Alabama Community College System – J. C. Calhoun Community College 2005
  • Wife of 46 years Francine Lewis Carter, with two daughters Kimberly Carter Sullivan and Kelli Carter Dulan; four grandchildren: Carter Sullivan, and Zahra, Zoe, & Zeniyah Dulan
  • Lived in the states of Alabama and Michigan
  • Currently a member of the Oakwood University church in Huntsville, Alabama

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Iris (Darby) Ogburn

  • B.S., Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University); M.Ed., Georgia State University
  • Taught business education at PFA  (’74-’76 and ’79-’81)
  • Reading Specialist for DC Public Schools for past 19 years
  • Married to Marshall; two children:  Marsha and Jonathan

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Katie (Lassiter) Mullins

  • Four-year PFA graduate
  • Attended Oakwood College where she met and married Miller Mullins, husband of 47 years
  • Mother of three (Kimbroughly, Marcus, and Angela) and grandmother of four
  • Retired after 30 plus years of service working for Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Serve as Deaconess at Dallas Fellowship SDA Church in Dallas Texas

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Rise Lowery

  • Graduated from Oakwood College with a BS in Biology, University of Alabama Huntsville with a BSN in Nursing, Loma Linda University with a MSN in Nursing, Certificate in Midwifery from La Casa Border Clinic, and graduated from California Southern University Irvine with a PhD in Psychology
  • One son Jonathan, who graduated from Pine forge 2003, and the grandmother of twin boys
  • Worked for the San Bernardino School District as a school nurse and newborn and early childhood center nurse educator; taught Lamaze natural childbirth classes in California and Alabama; developed a nursing resource center at Oakwood University and taught maternal child classes; worked as a maternity coach and RN for the teen pregnancy program, Loving Links; developed disability program at Oakwood University and served as its coordinator, and teaches part time as an adjunct faculty in the Psychology department at Oakwood University
  • Risё performs at local churches and functions, as a vocal and guitar artist; has a singing ministry to the sick at hospitals and the homebound; has performed at 3ABN and has completed a CD “ It happened to Me” in collaboration with Bryan Jones, Roland Gresham and T. Marshal Kelly
  • Has participated with Missions to Malawi, Africa to bring medical supplies to clinics and provided health lectures; assisted in building a church with a group for Maranatha in the Dominican Republic
  • Has lived in Washington DC, Pine Forge PA, California, and Alabama
  • Member of Oakwood University SDA Church – Risё Lowery Loves the Lord and is committed to serving Jesus in any venue He leads her to

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Art Humphrey

  • Attended Oakwood University, graduated Alabama A&M University with a BA in Telecommunications, Film & Television; worked forty years-plus at TV news, 3ABN, Religious, Corporate & Public Television
  • Married To Patricia Luster Humphrey of Cleveland, OH; two children, Candice 36, and Brandon 33
  • President, Heart Paths Distributors, LLC, manufacturing Humphrey’s Carob Bar (humphreyscarobbar.com), ASI member
  • Lived in Cleveland, Ohio; Alabama; Illinois; Maryland; West Virginia; Virginia; Texas; and now Oklahoma
  • Member of Country Life SDA Church in Cleburne, Texas

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Beverly Vaughn

  • USM President, Choir/church pianist, class choir director, cheerleader.
  • B.A. in Spanish (with minor in music) from La Sierra University; Doctorate in Voice Performance from The Ohio State University; Ohio State University Graduate Fellowship; Corbett Operatic Study Fellowship
  • Professor of Music/Music Program Coordinator/Vocal-Choral Coordinator at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey; Major operatic debuts in London (Royal Opera House at Covent Garden) Vienna (Vienna Volksoper) etc.; Leading role in European tour of Carmen Jones with Harlem Opera Ensemble; National and International African American Religious Traditions and/or voice/choral conference presentations; General Conference Pianist for a day, 2005/2010; Member of Academic Division of Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. international Convention
  • PFAAA Alumna of the year 2007; More than 40 regional community service and academic awards and citations; Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame, etc.; several Teacher of the Year Awards for the School of Arts & Humanities, Stockton Black Alumni Association Teacher of the Year, City of Hope “Professor of the Decade”, etc.; Regional and national awards for young singers in classical music; Beverly Vaughn Day In Columbus, Ohio
  • Member of Seashore Church in Pleasantville, New Jersey

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Charles Watson

  • Native of Wilmington, DE
  • Joined the US Army serving two tours of duty in Vietnam
  • Utilizing GI Bill education benefits received a BS Degree in Zoology from Alabama A&M University and an Associate Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College in 1978
  • In 1986 received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary, fulfilling a life-long desire to become a veterinarian
  • Re-entered the US Army as a Veterinary Medical Officer and held numerous positions as:  Chief, Veterinary Services, Clinical Veterinarian, Primate Veterinarian, Chief Animal Care Section
  • Returned to civilian life, worked as Chief, Animal Surgical/Quality Assurance Program, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • In 1996, he joined the National Institutes of Health as Primate Veterinarian, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Retired in 2015 from the National Eye Institute as Chief, Veterinary Medical Services
  • Currently resides in North Georgia where he is enjoying retirement with his wife, Joy, and his five grandsons

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* The above is not a complete listing of the class.