Class Notes & Profiles

Valerie Clarke 2006

Congratulations to Valerie Clarke 2006, who was just named Head Coach of the Converse College field hockey team! After her graduation from Asheville School, she went on to Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she played all four years as goalkeeper for their field hockey team.

She has been coaching since college, most recently with the Milwaukee Field Hockey Club, where she served as the club administrator, elite head coach, and goalkeeping coach.

Converse College released a press release announcing Clarke's new role. In the article, Converse College Athletic Director Joy Couch offered Clarke a warm welcome: "We are very happy to introduce Coach Clarke as our new head field hockey coach," said Couch. "Her knowledge and passion for the sport, along with her extensive experience as a coach, will continue to move our program forward."

Read the Converse College press release.

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Frank Dimmock 1972

Since January 2017, Frank Dimmock has been working for The Outreach Foundation as an Africa mission specialist. The Outreach Foundation is a Presbyterian organization that supports work of missionaries all over the world.

According to the foundation's website: "One of Frank's key responsibilities [is] facilitating a network of Christian Health Associations in Africa that he helped to develop. It is a unique ministry that engages health ministries in sharing resources and best practices, improving health care for millions." Along with facilitating the Christian Health Associations, Frank also works with supporting Presbyterian missions in Africa and teaches ministry leaders to care for those suffering from the effects of trauma.

Frank and his wife, Nancy Miller Dimmock, have eight children, six of whom are adopted. You can read more about Frank's work on The Outreach Foundation website.

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