1983 Class Notes

John and Virginia “Ginna” Wisnom Beckett, both ’83, have two children and live in Indialantic, FL. John has been an integral part of the development of FreeMD.com, launched in February 2008. FreeMD uses artificial intelligence to control a video doctor who conducts an interview, analyzes symptoms, and provides expert advice. The Becketts can be reached via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Martin Dupuis, ’83, is assistant dean of the Burnett Honors College and associate professor of political science at the University of Central Florida. His fourth book, Barack Obama: The New Face of American Politics, was published this year. Martin lives in Orlando, FL, and can be reached via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mary Munson Rabakon, ’83, has been promoted to controller and treasurer of Progressive Dynamics (PDI) in Marshall. She joined PDI in 1995, after working at Dowding Industries and Dawn Food Products. Mary received her M.B.A. in accounting in 2005 from the University of Phoenix. She and her husband, Scott, have two children. They live in Athens.

Kellie Evans Rao, ’83, is a vocal music teacher, a music minister at area churches, and a professional singer/musician. She is raising her two children, Lauren, 17, and Nick, 14. Kellie’s husband, Duane, father of Lauren and Nick, passed away in January 2007 from complications with cancer. The kids have remained courageous and strong while Kellie is working to rebuild their lives. She lives in Troy and can be reached via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .