Staff Directory

Night TAC Phone Number
Department: Commandant's Department

Voicemail: 434-842-4232

Ms. Lindsay Nolting
Department: Middle School

Art & French

Education:

B.A., Fine Arts - Goddard College


Started at FUMA: 1998

Voicemail: 434-842-4327
Email: nolting@fuma.org

Ms. Lindsay Nolting, a well-known artist in this area, was employed by FUMA as the Middle School Art teacher in 1998. Ms. Nolting received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Goddard College and has a wealth of other educational experiences, including years of study in France. Prior to coming to FUMA, Ms. Nolting taught art in nearby school systems, both public and private. She also taught art workshops through the Virginia Museum Touring Program and served as a guide at Monticello. Her work is often shown in art shows throughout the state. Ms. Nolting lives in nearby Columbia.

LTC Chris Nothnagle
Department: Upper School Faculty

Chairman-Mathematics
Sponsor - Chess Club, Woodworking Club, International Club

Education:

B.S., Virginia Tech


Voicemail: 434-842-4421
Email: nothnagc@fuma.org

In addition to teaching higher mathematics, LTC Nothnagle sponsors a woodworking club, Chess team, and the International club. Fishing and Table tennis are also activities he brings to the Cadets. LTC Nothnagle is an active supporter of Church Missions and lends his woodworking skills to the school, church, and faculty. He lives in Fork Union.

CW3 Bruce Patterson
Department: Fine Arts / Band

Chairman, Fine Arts; Band Director

Education:

B.S., Music Education - Asbury College
M.S., Human Resource Management - Troy State University
Master's, Worship Leading/Divinity - Liberty University


Started at FUMA: 1998

Voicemail: 434-842-4219
Email: pattersb@fuma.org

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bruce Patterson heads up the Academy's music program, which includes directing the Middle School band. He has been at FUMA since 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY, a Master's degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University and recently earned a Master's degree in Worship Leading/Divinity at Liberty University. He has professional performance experience as a trombonist and as an instructor with the United States Marine Corps Band. He holds the position as Executive Officer of the 80th Division Army Reserve Band in Richmond, VA. Chief Patterson lives in Fork Union with his wife, Sonya, and their three children.
 

MAJ Mike Pavlansky
Department: Commandant's Department

TAC Officer, Delta Company/Postgraduates
Rifle Team

Started at FUMA: 2000
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4236
Email: pavlansm@fuma.org

MAJ Pavlansky is an alumnus of Fork Union Military Academy (1993). MAJ Pavlansky served in the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry for four years. He returned to FUMA as a Night TAC in 2000 and has since moved up to TAC Officer in charge of Delta Company. He lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.

Ms. Jenny Payne
Department: Middle School

Housemother

Education:

B.A., English - Mary Washington College
M.S., Education - Chicago State University
M.A., Religion - Liberty University


Started at FUMA: 2012

Voicemail: 434-842-4326
Email: payne@fuma.org

Ms. Payne covers the Tuesday evening through Friday morning shift. Besides her Housemother duties, Ms. Payne teaches H/PE and ESL in the local public school system. Along with a lengthy teaching career, Ms. Payne has also coached on the college and secondary school level and was the director of an after-school program for refugee children in Chicago. Through the years she has been involved in mission work around the world. She has been a member of the F.U.M.A. family for several years, most recently as a teacher in the summer school program. She has two children. Her son, Nathan, is a Junior in the Upper School.

CPT James Pelham
Department: Commandant's Department

TAC Officer, Bravo Company/11th Grade
Head Prep Basketball Coach

Education:

BS, Psychology, James Madision University


Started at FUMA: 2011
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4432
Email: pelhamj@fuma.org

CPT Pelham comes from Hopewell, VA. He was a 1994 postgraduate of FUMA. He has 5 children.

Ms. Kate Pendergrass
Department: Development

Associate Director of Development Communications
Assistant JV Soccer Coach

Education:

B.S., Communication Studies - Bridgewater College
Nonprofit Marketing Certificate - University of Richmond, Institute on Philanthropy


Started at FUMA: 2012

Voicemail: 434-842-4373
Email: pendergrassk@fuma.org

Ms. Pendergrass is a native of Fork Union. Her grandfather, COL J.W. Pendergrass, was a long time faculty member and Academic Dean, and her grandmother, Louise Campbell, served for many years as Secretary for the Dean's Office. She attended Bridgewater College from 2006-2010 and was a part of the Women's Soccer Program for three years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies in 2010. Prior to joining the FUMA Family in June 2012, she served as an Executive Assistant for two President/CEOs.

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CPT Spencer Percy
Department: Admissions

Admissions Assistant/Coordinator
Prep Basketball Assistant Coach

Education:

BS, Sports Management - Wingate University, 2010
Enrolled to receive Master's Degree, Sports Psychology - Capella University 4/2011-Current)
 


Started at FUMA: 2010
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4255
Email: percys@fuma.org

CPT Percy attended Fork Union as a Cadet from 2005-2006 and graduated from Fork Union. Prior to coming back to Fork Union, CPT Percy attended Wingate University and attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. In addition to working in the Admissions department, he also serves as the Prep Basketball Assistant Coach here at the Academy. 

 

CPT Matthew Perry
Department: Upper School Faculty

Science
Lacrosse

Education:

Bachelor's degree, VMI; Doctorate degree, Parker University


Started at FUMA: 2011
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434/842-4311
Email: perrym@fuma.org

CPT Perry is committed to the developing the students’ intellect and education of students in Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology.  This is accomplished through the use of a combination of traditional methods, integrated technology, and real world applications.