William C. Hiatt MBA is a member of the board of the Henderson County Education Foundation. Hiatt, an environmental engineer, lives in Hendersonville with his wife, Laverne, and their two daughters.


Don Capaforte has joined Angel Medical Center in Franklin as the executive director for the foundation. Capaforte previously worked with the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home as the regional ministries coordinator.


Jacqueline Byerly MAEd is principal of North Windy Ridge in Buncombe County. North Windy Ridge merges the last year of elementary school with the first year of middle school and serves approximately 600 fifth- and sixth-grade students. Byerly previously was principal of Candler Elementary School and has been with Buncombe County Schools in a variety of positions since 1978.


Nolan Davis is associate vice president for student affairs at Indiana State University. In this role, Davis works to improve coordination of campuswide efforts and is in charge of budget tracking and assessment for student affairs. He previously was director of student activities and organizations.


Theresa Graham Emma and her husband, Christopher Emma, welcomed their second child, James Anthony Carlos, on May 28. The couple lives in Morris County, N.J., and has an older daughter, Sofia Elizabeth.


Wendy Edney MAEd serves as vice president of the Henderson County Education Foundation. Edney, regional coordinator for career and technical education for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, also is pursuing her doctorate in education at WCU. She and her husband, Frank Edney MSA ’01, live in Hendersonville with their two sons.


Elizabeth Ann Gavigan Stapleton recently earned a master’s degree in social work from Winthrop University.