Class Notes: Fall 2022

November 09, 2022

Calling all JU Alumni: We want to hear your good news!

You are encouraged to submit Class Notes to let both our Office of Alumni and Family Engagement and their former classmates know what they are up to!

Professional accomplishments (new position, published work, awards earned) and personal accomplishments (engagement, marriage, baby) can both be submitted to be included in Class Notes section of News at Jacksonville University. Information submitted on this page may also be included on our social media channels. 

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Here's what your fellow Dolphin Alumni have been up to lately:


gracie simendinger

Employer: Leadership Jacksonville
Position/Job title: CEO
Details: Leadership Jacksonville announced on June 27 that it named GracieSimendinger as CEO, succeeding Jill Langford Dame. Read more:


evens blanc

Position/Job title: Clinical Operations Manager
Details: Evens was promoted in April from clinical research associate to clinical operations manager after a little under two years of working at


bill sherrod

Employer: Naval Postgraduate School
Position/Job title: Director, President's Action Group and Air Warfare Chair
Details: Bill recently earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. After a two-year tour as Commander of Naval Support Activity Lakehurst, and Deputy Commander of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, he is now serving as the Director of the President's Action Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is responsible for strategic planning, change management, and organizational culture development.


kevin jones

Details: Kevin was named the St. Clair County, Michigan Veteran of the Year.

Elizabeth Feustel Krajewski '12

elizabeth krajewski

Details: Elizabeth and her partner, Steve Krajewski, gave birth to Theodore Ryan Krajewski on July 29, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Beth Touchton '83

beth touchton

Employer: Florida Capital Bank

Position/Job title: Director of Mortgage Credit and Operations

Details: Beth leads the mortgage division loan operations, quality assurance, and credit policy departments for Florida Capital Bank.

Mark Kelley '02

mark kelley

Position/Job title: Educator

Details: Mark is currently working as an educator with over 30 years of service. He has served in the capacity of teacher, administrator, head athletic coach, and adjunct instructor within his years of service, and says "Go Dolphins!"

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