Class of 1997

Katherine Withers Armstrong graduated from Meredith College Cum Laude in 2001 with a bachelors in business with a concentration in marketing and also received a minor in music and communications. She has had several sales jobs since graduating and currently works with Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Diabetes Sales Specialist. Katherine said, “I have reached my 14th year with Astrazeneca pharmaceuticals and enjoy extending and enhancing life for patients with Type 2 diabetes. I educate physicians on my products and how they can benefit their patients with their progressive disease of Type 2 diabetes.”

She and her husband, Brian Armstrong, live in Fayetteville. Brian works for the family business, C&S Commercial properties, as Vice President. They have two daughters, Anna and Clara. Anna is in fifth grade at Fayetteville Academy and Clara is in seventh grade.

Katherine said, “It is so awesome to see our kids growing up at the Fayetteville Academy and having the same experiences I did as a kid including having some of the same teachers: Mrs. Satisky, Mrs. Smith, who my class would remember as Ms. Myers, Mrs. Goodrum, Ms. Lambert, Mr. Bishop, and Ms. Levesque. It has been a great experience seeing FA through my girls’ eyes!”


Colin Freccia completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University (B.A. ‘01) in history and Spanish, and graduated from medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill (MD ‘06). Post-graduate medical training included residency in general pediatrics at the University of Michigan (‘09) in Ann Arbor and a fellowship in allergy/immunology at Rush University Medical Center (‘11) in Chicago. He also earned an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2018. Colin met his wife, Carla, during their fellowship training in Chicago, and both are allergists with Allergy Partners, the nation’s largest, coast-to-coast, single-speciality, allergy, asthma, and immunology practice. They live in Fayetteville with their two daughters.


Matt Jameson graduated North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He toured with National Tours of Broadway Shows for eight years following college, including: The Music Man, 42nd Street, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, Footloose, and The Wedding Singer. He met his wife, Meghan, on the tour of 42nd Street. She was a performer, but has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Michigan. They relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in 2010, where he is currently the General Manager of Clearwing Productions. Clearwing provides lighting, audio, and video to large-scale corporate events, concerts, sporting events, etc., and has locations in Phoenix, Milwaukee, and Denver. Meghan is currently the Controller for a theatre in downtown Phoenix called The Herberger Theatre Center. Matt and Meghan have two children, Caroline (6) and Charlie (2). Caroline just performed in her first, local musical of Frozen, Jr. When they are not busy working, they enjoy swimming in their pool and taking trips back east to visit family in Aiken, SC.


Elizabeth Russ McLain received a BS in Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill. She attended Tufts Dental School and did her residency at Harvard Dental School. Elizabeth has been a cosmetic dentist for over 14 years and lives and practices in Massachusetts.  She is married to Rob McLain and they have one son named Dylan who is 5 years old.
Stephen Tillotson graduated from Wake Forest University and writes, “not UNC-Chapel Hill, as everyone expected; those college spirit days can fool you!”  He took every chance to study or do research abroad, reaching seven, unique countries on four, different continents during my college studies. He highly recommends seeking those opportunities.

After college, he worked for Americorps in Alaskan national parks and with a youth trail-building program in Arizona.   

He landed a job, now a career, with NC Parks as a State Ranger at Jordan Lake SRA. Finally, Stephen moved up, promotion and elevation, to the Chimney Rock State Park. As a ranger, he does everything from law enforcement, to teaching nature programs, to building trails, rescuing hikers, and unclogging toilets. He said, “It’s very glamorous.”

Married more than a dozen years, he says their greatest gift/achievement is an 8-year-old daughter



We are awaiting your information! 




Alumni Relations

Alison Jones
Director of Communications and Alumni Relations
910-868-5131, ext. 3312