When Hurricane Floyd stormed through eastern North Carolina in
September, members of Carol ina's
environmental community came
together to lend ahelping hand.
Faculty, staff and students from the
Carolina Environmental Program joined
other campus volunteers to assist with
clean-up efforts in Grifton , NC . And ,
staff members of the Environmental
Resource Program - ajoint program
between the School of Public Health
and the Carolina Environmental
Program - distributed information about home and well clean-up to Edgecombe
County residents and helped the county health director prepare public health
alerts. They also are working with young peoplein FEMA trailer camps.
With assistance from the Carolina Environmental Program, environmental faculty,
students and staff are using their expertise to help communities in eastern North
Carol ina recover and rebu ild.
The Carolina Environmental Program encourages and coordinates study, research
and outreach among faculty, students and researchers inall disciplines related to
the environment. Through these partnerships, the Carolina community is working
together for an environmentally sustainable, economically prosperous world.
For more information about the Carolina Environmental Program or howyou
can support environmental programs at Carolina, visit our web site at
www.unc.edu/depts/ceporcontactusatCB #1105. Chape IHill. NC 27599-1105.
Telephone (919) 966-9927.
The Carolina Environmental Program
Innovative Learning for a Sustainable Future
member of Sigma Nu fraternity.Vance served
in the Army in WWII. Janis Marie Viser
(' 48 MS), 84, of Raleigh; Dec. 15, 1999.Viser
was the personnel director at Richmond
Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years.
She served in the Navy as a WAVE in WWII.
William Leonard Wall (' 41 BSCOM), 82,
of Siler City; Dec. 12, 1999. Wall retired in
1982 after 40 years as owner and president of
Home Builders Supply. He received seven
Battle Stars and a Bronze Star during his
Army service in WWII. Hugh Heathly
Wilson (' 48 AB), 76, of West Columbia, S.c.;
Nov. 23, 1999. Wilson was an Air Force vet-
eran of WWII and the Korean War.
Audrey Joyce Booth (' 57
S MSN), retired associate dean of the UNC School
of Nursing, hasn't let retirement slow her down.
The Carol Woods resident and bird lover has
helped raise $685,000 to buy land along New
Hope Creek for the Triangle Land Conser-
vancy, which has a goal of obtaining land to
keep it in its natural state. Carl Eldridge
Jones (' 56 MED), retired Episcopal priest of
Daphne, Ala., has been inducted into the
Guilford College Athletics Hall of Fame in
Greensboro. Robert Parker Midgett (' 53
AB) of Greensboro, founder and chairman of
BMI Corp., has retired after 45 years ofmar-
keting office machines, computing equipment,
mailing systems and postage meters world-
wide. A. Winniett Peters (' 50 AB), retired
chairman and CEO of Standard Commercial
Tobacco Co. of Wilson, was honored recently
by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum for his
contributions to North Carolina agribusiness.
At UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. ~
Mary Katharine Wallace (' 54 ABED) of
New York retired in June as assistant head and
lower school head at the Cathedral School of
St.John The Divine in New York. Wallace had
held the position since 1985.
Frances Allen (' 52 BSPHN, ' 61 MPH), 82,
of Hickory, public health nursing consultant;
Oct. 29,1999. Allen was one of the first pub-
lic health nurses in Catawba County and
helped to establish the polio hospital known
as the MiraCle of Hickory. Her 40-year career
included teaching stints at Berea College,
Western Carolina University and Alice Lloyd
College. Allen was appointed Kentucky
Colonel, given in recognition of service, in
1968. She received the Outstanding Achieve-
ment Award in Maternal and Child Health in
1979 and was inducted in Sigma Theta Tau
honor society of Western Carolina University
in 1983. The Frances Allen Scholarship Award
of Excellence in Community Nursing was
established in 1984 at Lenoir-Rhyne College.
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