Rebecca Jones Uzzell (' 80 AB) and Jimmy Eugene Falk of Goldsboro. Becky co-hosts a morning radio program with 102. 3 Double Q. E-mail: beckyQQ@hotmail.com. ' 8 I Susan Strayhorn Barbour (' 81 AB, ' 84 JD) has joined the law firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA in Asheville, specializing in real estate law. Vincent Fairley Bateman (' 81 AB) has been named Laurinburg city executive for Wachovia Bank, where he has worked since 1985. Richard Alton Carter (, 81 BSBA) ofAtlanta competed in the Paris Marathon in April, running on behalfof the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was a member of the Fred Lebow team, which raised more than $1.2 million to fund cancer esearch. Sheinita Hampton Hawkins (' 81 AB) has been named senior organization consultant for Glaxo Wellcome's office of change management in Durham. Timothy Richard Pauluzzi (' 81 ABED) of Raleigh is
faith, and I don't pray for God to do things
but to do his will."
The delay allowed time for the "wildfire"
of media attention that had surrounded the
transplant to cool.
Since December, when the transplant
surgery originally was scheduled, Smith
and Michael had been at the center of a
media flurry, which has just started to die
down after an appearance on NBC's
"Dateline" this summer.
"It has been enjoyable because it has
been so overwhelmingly positive," Smith
said of all the media attention."People
have been moved to search their hearts."
But all the attention has taken its toll
physically, too, Smith said, especially when
the news initially broke late last year.
"We were exhausted when we went
into the hospital and probably in no shape
to go through surgery:' she said."When
we finally did do it, Michael was in excel-
The transplant finally occurred in April.
Smith underwent laproscopic surgery at
UNC Hospitals so that Michael could have
the kidney he needed to live.
The foul"-hour operation went off with-
head football and track coach and healthful
living specialist at Green Hope High School,
Morrisville. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Gray Marsh (' 81 AB) and Michael
Allen King (' 80 BSBA) of Charlottesville, Va.
William Mundy Litaker Jr. (' 81 BSCH, ' 85
DDS) and Paula Privett Litaker of Hickory; a
daughter, Kylie Nicole Litaker, on May 21,2000. , 82 William Fountain Goodwyn
(' 82 ABJO) of Charlotte has
received the National Cable
Television Association's Vanguard Award for
Young Leadership. Goodwyn is executive vice
president of affiliate sales and marketing for
Discovery Networks U.S. Linda Carol
Howey (' 82 BSBA) of Pelham, N.Y., has been
named vice president of publishing for netLi-
brary Inc. of New York, overseeing the com-
scopic surgery uses small instruments and
micro-cameras, few incisions were required.
"I was not nervous at all but very excited:'
she said."People in the preparation room
were saying, 'Boy, you're a happy girl! "
Her family was somewhat less relaxed.
Smith, a single mother of one, said her fam-
ily had a "tremendous anxiety" but were
highly supportive."They did not want me
not to do it, but my son and my dad were
ready to know it was over."
After removing Smith's kidney, doctors
operated on Michael to complete the
transplant process. And after three days of
recovery (and news conferences), Smith
returned home, recuperated for a week
and went back into the classroom.
"After three weeks, I felt like myself
again," she said.
Michael remained in the hospital a week
longer to ensure he did not contract
another infection. He returned to school
with eight days left before the end of the
Smith, who grew up in Raleigh before
attending UNC as an education major, said
she grew close to Michael and the other
students in her class last year but that she
pany's publisher relations office. Randall
Dean Jones (' 82 AB) of King has been
named senior copywriter for Coyne Beahm
Inc. of Greensboro. John Herman Wilson
(' 82 MS; ' 85, ' 84 PhD), an associate professor
ofmathematics at Centre College, Danville,
Ky., has been appointed to the college's Eliza-
beth Dowling professorship in science. He
joined Centre College's faculty in 1985. ~
Terry White Worrell (' 82 ABED, ' 93 EDD),
principal of Mendenhall Middle School of
Greensboro, has been named principal of the
year by the N. C. Association of Educators.
She, the top administrator at Mendenhall
since 1995, is an advocate of the Paideia teach-
ing process, which gives students a more active
role in class.
Mary Lee Garcia-Bengochea (, 82 ABJO)
and Javier Garcia-Bengochea ofJacksonville,
Fla.; a son, Federico Garcia-Bengochea, on
May 4, 2000.
"I'm really trying to let Mike go on:'
she said."He owes me nothing. I want him
to have his life-the one I was hoping he
would have through the transplant."
For her decision to donate a kidney to
one of her students, Smith has been widely
recognized, including induction into the
Order ofthe Longleaf Pine by Gov. Jim
Hunt ' 64 (LLBJD); a resolution from the
N.C. Board of Education; another resolu-
tion and key from the city of Fayetteville;
an award from the Coalition on Donation;
the Medal of Life from the National Kidney
Foundation; and a humanitarian award
from Fayetteville State University, where
she is now working on a master's degree in
middle grades education.
Smith, who said,"I always knew I
wanted to be a teacher, and everything I've
ever done has been directed towards that,"
said what she did for Michael is something
she would have done for any of her stu-
"He's no different than any other stu-
dent," she said."I had the love any teacher
has for their student and for them to have
the best life they can have."
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