Groce Jr. (' 72 AB) of Asheville, corporate treasurer and manager of Groce Funeral Home in Arden, has been nan1.ed to the local board of directors of First Citizens Bank. Harry Louis Jones (' 72 AB, ' 80 MPA) of Charlotte recently became Mecklenburg County manager.
Barbara Horsefield Denny (' 72 AB, ' 75
MSW), 73, of Chapel Hill, for 10 years a
clinical social worker at the Durhan1. Child
Guidance Clinic; Sept. 30, 2000. She opened
a private practice in 1986, advising many
patients up to the time of her death. Frank
Paul Purdy (' 72 BSPHR), 53, of Wilrrling-
ton, pharmacist of Dees Drug Store Inc.;Aug.
27,2000. Purdy was a member of Phi Sigma
Kappa fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega Ser-
vice fraternity. ,73Thomas Vincent Compton
(' 73 AB) of San Diego, Calif.,
recently became chief executive
officer of SkinMedica Inc. of Carlsbad. E-
to one of Carson's mentors, Anne Queen,
who directed the Y from 1956 to 1976 and
managed to break a few barriers herself.
Queen's connections with prestigious peo-
ple throughout the state and country brought
lecturers and students together in her home
for discussions and fostered the type of
atmosphere Carson would like to recreate.
"She was into networking before we
knew what that was," Carson said."She
managed to create a place and a climate
where people talked about ideas, both stu-
dents, faculty, alumni and visitors, and I
was very impressed."
Impressed enough to pursue law school
at Columbia University and to seek other
opportunities to help people. With so many
influential experiences stemming back to
the Y, it seems only logical that Carson
decided to return.
"I have always enjoyed working with
young people," she noted."I enjoy being in
the university community where people
care about learning and care about ideas.
It's very refreshing to see idealism that
hasn't been beat to a pulp by encounters
with a pretty cynical system!'
Martha Garnett Mc Tyre (' 73 AB) and
Benjamin Duncan Faircloth (' 76 AB) of
Wilmington. E-mail: email@example.com.
B IR TH/ADOPTION:
Danny William Harbinson (' 73) and Laura
Schaffer of Maiden; a son, William Christopher
Harbinson, on Aug. 25, 2000.
Craig Martin Barfield (' 74 AB)
has been named vice president
of finance and administration at
Peace College in Raleigh. William Allen
Cobb Jr. (' 74 AB), a Superior Court judge of
Wilmington, has been elected to serve a second
term as president of the Cape Fear Council,
Boy Scouts of America. E-mail: Cobbwaj@
aol.com. June Brooks Moore (' 74 ABED)
of Concord has been elected vice president-
information services of Piedmont Natural Gas
Co. of Charlotte. ..,. Harry Wayne Shew (' 74
MA, ' 77 PhD) of Hayden, Ala., member of
Her new role doesn't have her organizing
protests. Instead, she's available to offer
guidance and stability as she works with the
students without doing their jobs for them.
"In some cases, that means letting them
make mistakes but always being there to
encourage them to try again:' Carson said.
"The Y has always been student-initiated,
and I think that's very important."
She's passionate about her role as co-
chairwoman of the alumni committee work-
ing to restore the Y building to its original
1904 design, including the third floor where
Thomas Wolfe ' 20 wrote many of his plays.
The University'S Board of Trustees has
required that all the money for the project
come from donations and not public funds,
but money isn't the most important thing
Carson would like alumni to give.
"I very much want to see the alumni
more involved and faculty more involved
with the students and issues:' she said.
"We want them to meet these people;
they're a great group of young people."
The students remain Carson's central
priority in her new supervisor role. She's
impressed with their creativity and the
the Birmingham-Southern College biology
faculty, is the recipient of a $10,000 Science
and Religion Course Award for 2000 from
the Center for Theology and the Natural
Sciences. Betty Rose Wishart (' 74 MMUS)
of Chapel Hill, UNC piano teacher, last summer
had two of her compositions prerrliered at the
International Composers Conference at Le
Prieure in Talloires, France. She also performed
original piano solos at the conference.
Marian Parsons "Sue" Hudson-Brown
(' 74 BSPHR), 48, of Raleigh, pharmacist at
Eckerd Drugs; Aug. 23, 2000. She was a member
of Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity and was
listed in the Outstanding Young Women of
America in 1980. , 75 Zachary Allen Bumpus (' 75
BSBA) of Great Falls, Va., has
been elected to a second term
as chairman of the board of directors for
Wesley Housing Development Corp. of
Alexandria, a company chartered to develop
breadth of issues they address, but she still
sees room for improvement. One goal is to
continue building a stronger connection
between the Y's work on social issues with
its service work that targets those issues.
"I think it's pretty hard to change the
world:' she said."I also think change is
internal. Real change is internal.
"The Y has always tried to provide a
home for people who want to do service
work without joining a political cause, and
there's nothing wrong with that. I'd like to
reach more students and to be a place
where any student felt welcome to come
in with a new idea-or an old idea."
In the meantime, she welcomes the
chance to learn about the physical changes
of the University and to see the campus
through a new perspective: middle age.
"I've enjoyed getting to know the Uni-
versity again:' she said."I was a little
afraid that I'd be too old for the students,
but that doesn't seem to be a problem. I
don't think 20-year-olds have changed a
whole lot. Finding one's own path in life
never really changes."
- Colleen Jenkins
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