ODU Alumni Association Announces Its 40 Under 40 2022 Class « News @ ODU

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association has announced its 40 Under 40 Alumni Recognition Program Class of 2022.

The Alumni Association started the recognition program in 2020 to honor graduates who “have forged exceptional achievements and will leave an indelible mark before the age of 40.” The first class was announced in 2021.

Members of the Class of 2022 are:

  • Elena Agaragimova ’10, ’11 MS, co-founder of Bessern, College of Arts and Letters/Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Patrick Austin ’09, attorney/advisor, US Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy College of Arts and Letters
  • Danielle Brown ’08, ’09 MS, professor of fashion design, Bowie State University, and founder/CEO of Silk Iron, LLC Fashion Agency, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Mitch Brown ’15, sports director for WDKY Fox 56, College of Arts and Letters
  • Brett Carey ’07, ’10 DPT, CEO and co-founder of Kalo Physical Therapy Multispecialty Group, College of Sciences/College of Health Sciences
  • Keith Darrow ’05, civil engineer IV (project manager) for the City of Norfolk’s Department of Transit, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Dena Dempster ’08, ’19 MPA, operations manager of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, College of Health Sciences/Strome College of Business
  • Lauren DeVera ’10, mental health artist, College of Arts and Letters
  • Matt Fanghella ’21, civil engineer and project manager for Hampton Roads Municipality, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Candice Gerstner ’11 Ph.D., applied research mathematician for the National Security Agency, College of Sciences
  • Christel Ghattas ’11, director of corporate communication and digital for Showtime Networks, College of Arts and Letters
  • Jennifer Goff ’09, ’10 MSEd, ’16 Ph.D., executive director of REACH, Inc. (Reading Enriches All Children), Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • James Ryan Grizzle ’04, ’06 MA, foreign service officer at the US Department of State, College of Arts & Letters
  • Joshua Howell ’08 MA, ’20 Ph.D., assistant professor of English at the College of the Albemarle/adjunct faculty of higher education at Brenau University and Old Dominion University, College of Arts and Letters
  • Eric Ingram ’13, CEO and co-founder of SCOUT, Inc., College of Sciences
  • Michael Kalkbrenner ’17 Ph.D., associate professor of counseling and education psychology at New Mexico State University, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Hamdi Kavak ’15 ME, ’19 Ph.D., assistant professor for George Mason University’s Center for Social Complexity, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Ryan Kletz ’05, vice president for Classic Air Care, LLC, College of Arts and Letters
  • Cole Kupec ’13 Ph.D., President of CE Solutions, Inc., Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Vann Lassiter ’12 Ph.D., chief of staff for the Pacific South District of the Department of Defense Education Activity, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Aaron Littman ’12, owner/operator, Sunrise Cycles, Strome College of Business
  • Christopher Lynch ’11, ’12 MS, ’19 Ph.D., lead project scientist for Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Faisal Mahmud ’10, ’13 ME, ’18 Ph.D., director for digital learning and co-director for the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Joshua Marsh ’10 MS, instructional designer at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, College of Sciences
  • Ashray Mathur ’09 MS, senior director of software engineering for Salesforce, Inc., College of Sciences
  • Trey Mayo ’06, ’08 MS, director of graduate programs for the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, College of Arts and Letters/Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Donald Motley ’10, personal finance/nutrition and wellness teacher at Kings Fork High School, Darden College of Education
  • Kasey Nelson ’08, nuclear medicine technologist for Wake Radiology at UNC Rex Healthcare,
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Allison Nemcosky ’12, photo imaging operations integration manager at the Walt Disney Co., College of Arts and Letters
  • Corey Pleasants ’12, ’14 MPA, director of Medicaid Regulatory Affairs for Aetna/CVS Health, College of Arts and Letters/Strome College of Business
  • Kaitlin Roberts ’14 MPA, senior regional development director for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Strome College of Business
  • Adam Samson ’09, Lt. Commander, US Navy, College of Arts and Letters
  • Ashley Smith ’10, anchor/reporter, 13News Now (WVEC), College of Arts and Letters
  • Gianina Thompson ’11, ’12 MA, head of communications for The SpringHill Co., College of Arts and Letters
  • Sheree Tucker ’08, senior IT consultant for IBM; Strome College of Business
  • Desmond Tutu ’10, author and center director for Fairfax County Government, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Allen Walker ’17, ’19 MS, systems design and security engineer, The Boeing Co., College of Arts and Letters
  • Charles Walls ’12, ’19 MPA, director of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies/Strome College of Business
  • Tara Welborne ’09, ’11 MEM, associate director of quality engineering for Becton Dickinson, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • Harold Williams ’07, ’21 Med, director of annual fund at Old Dominion University, College of Arts and Letters/Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

The 2022 class with be recognized at an event this summer. A list of the winners with bio information can be found at odualumni.org/40under40.

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