Janet Scattergood Inners ’69 of Ocean Pines, MD, has been named to the Harford County Public Schools Hall of Fame. Following her graduation from Tusculum with a degree in Spanish, she began her teaching career at Park Junior High School in Knoxville, TN. In the spring of 1970, she transferred to Harford County Schools in Maryland to continue her career. During her career with the Harford school system, Janet taught Spanish at Havre de Grace High School from 1970 to 1973, at Bel Air High School from 1976 to 1977 and at Fallston High School from 1978 to 2005. In addition, she furthered her education earning her more than 30 credits by completing classes through University of Tennessee, Towson University and Loyola University and participating in Harford County workshops. As an educator, her goal was to ensure the academic success and personal self esteem of all her students by creating a positive atmosphere in her classroom. Beyond teaching in the classroom, Janet was very active in extracurricular student programs. She was the cheerleading sponsor, the Students Against Drunk Drivers (SADD) advisor, the Senior Class co-sponsor, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) faculty representative, Middle States Evaluation co-chair, a member of the Distance Learning Pilot Program and the Foreign Language department chair. Her contributions to school improvement initiatives and curriculum revision and advancement were consistent throughout her tenure. And at the county level, she participated in instructional leadership, assessment, incentive awards and curriculum committees. In 1996, she was honored with the Distinguished High School Teacher Award from Western Maryland College after being nominated by a former student. She retired in 2005. She and husband, Ron, enjoy traveling and are trying to visit every state. Janet also spends time reading, exercising and being with good friends and family. She has two sons, Tom and David Pomilla, and three grandsons, Chase, Cole and Caleb.
Brenda Clarke ’86 of Johnson City, TN, has been named president and principal broker of The Clarke Commercial Real Estate Group. She has been in commercial real estate for 14 years and previously served as broker for the TCI Group in Johnson City for 11 years. Brenda is a member of the Johnson City Regional Planning Commission and sits on a number of advisory boards and councils in the region.
Stephanie L. Lebitz ’88 of Woodhaven, NY, is celebrating the birth of her first nephew, Robert Franklin. He was born on March 19, 2011, and weighed 6 lbs. and 1 oz. Stephanie is looking forward to spoiling him.
Lesley Murray ’04 of Greeneville, TN, has been named the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Greeneville High School. She is a physical education teacher at Greeneville High and will also continue to serve as the school’s tennis coach. She had served as the basketball team’s assistant coach for the past seven years. Lesley played for three years on the Lady Pioneer basketball team and also led the Pioneer Tennis Team to four NCAA tournament appearances while being named conference player of the year for all four years. She was inducted into the Tusculum College Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Dr. David Edward Reiber ’41 of Mount Desert, ME, passed away March 23, 2011. After graduating from Tusculum in pre-medicine as an honors student, he was briefly employed by New Jersey Esso printing credit cards. He then enrolled at Temple University Medical School at the behest of the dean. At the end of his first year at Temple, in 1942, he became a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Administration Corps and was deferred from active duty for medical training. Supporting himself and his family through medical school was a challenge and he worked in the hospital kitchen for meals and a small salary and also worked for Reading Railroad after-hours loading baggage cars. After graduation from medical school, he became a resident in medicine at the Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia. When joined Army Company B Unit, he was able to give up his extra jobs and devote more time to study, enabling him to graduate with honors. Following an internship at the Germantown Hospital, he opened his own practice in internal medicine in Germantown, continuing in it until he retired. During this time, he was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Dr. Reiber continued his Army service in the National Guard, serving 39 years and rising through the ranks to full colonel. He received the Governor’s Commendation for his leadership as Surgeon General during the riots and floods of the 1960s and 1970s in Pennsylvania. Upon retirement from the National Guard, he was awarded the rank of brigadier general in Pennsylvania. In 1983, he moved to his beloved vacation spot in West Tremont, serving in the Southwest Harbor Medical Clinic. His first wife, Shirley, passed away in 1978, and in 1985, he married Gail Meier and moved to Somesville. For the next 26 years, he devoted himself to statewide volunteer work, working with medical outreach teams to migrant workers in Maine, the Ellsworth Free Clinic and the work of his church, the Somesville Union Meeting House. He traveled to the Dominican Republic on several medical mission trips and served on the board of Colegio Moriah, a school established for impoverished Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Reiber sang with the Acadia Choral Society and the Acadia Summer Chorale. An avid reader and lifelong learner, he studied at the War College in Washington, D.C., at Bangor Theological Seminary and was active in the Acadia Senior College.
George S. Scott III ’68 of St. Augustine, FL, passed away April 3, 2011. Mr. Scott was a graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and served his country in Vietnam. He received several accolades for bravery and valor while serving in Vietnam, including the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and two Air Commendation Medals. After his military service, Mr. Scott was an insurance agent for 30 years. During retirement, he was active and volunteered in his community. Mr. Scott enjoyed spending time with his friends playing golf, appreciated and respected unspoiled nature and relaxed by solving all types of puzzles in the company of his special pets, Kitty and Buster.
Larry Williams ’87 of Newport, TN, passed away March 8, 2011, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A career educator, he is remembered as touching the lives of many children and going above and beyond the call of duty with his hard work to make his school better. His teaching career began at Parrottsville High School in 1972. Mr. Williams then transferred to Cocke County High School after the two schools were consolidated in the 1970s. In 2009, he was named the school’s principal and served in that capacity until his death. Over the years, Mr. Williams became widely known throughout Tennessee as a stellar coach in football and softball. In 1985, he became Cocke County High School’s athletic director. Mr. Williams received Coach of the Year awards in football and softball, and in 2009, he was named Athletic Director of the Year for the State of Tennessee. In December 2010, he was awarded the first ever IMAC (Inter Mountain Athletic Conference) Lifetime Legend Award. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.