Scout leader. • Simpson Martin Parker (' 36), 88, of Cortez, Fla., founder and owner of Home Builders Lumber Co., Parkers Hard- ware and Parkers Construction Co.; May 9, 2001. Parker was general manager of St. Andrews Public Service Commission and, at UNC, was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the Glee Club.• Dr. John B. Riggsbee (' 39 AB, ' 41 CMED), 80, of Birmingham, Ala., retired research physician with Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant; Sept. 19,2001. Riggsbee was a medical school instructor at UNC (1946-47) and director ofstudent health at Georgia Tech (1954-70). A Navy physician in WWII and the Korean War, he served 31 years in the Naval Reserve. • Mary Skinner Sandell (' 33 ABED), 89, of Glendale, Calif., a former teacher in Durham and in Massachusetts and California;July 21, 2001. Sandell was a mem- ber of the Glendale Arts Association and served for 13 years as chair of the Creative Arts Fes- tival. She received numerous awards for her flower arrangements and paintings. • Frank Hart Wakeley (' 39 BSCOM), 83, of Naples, Fla., retired national manager, equipment services division, Eastman Kodak Co.;Aug.
11,2001. A nature photographer, Wakeley was
a member of Gorgons Head Lodge, Zeta Psi
and the track team at UNC. He was an Army
Air Force veteran and received the Air Medal
and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
'~o Walter Julian Klein (' 45), Sretired motion picture pro- ducer of Charlotte, has received
the Joseph Montford medal from the N.C.
Grand Lodge of Freemasons, the organization's
highest award.• William Columbus Self
(' 48 MAED, ' 56 EDD) of Wilmington,
received an alumni achievement award from
the UNC School of Education at the school's
annual Alumni Day. Self was superintendent
of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from
1967 to 1972, during desegregation in public
schools. He also served as dean ofUNC's
Scbool of Education.
Robert Blaine Altemose (' 48 BSCOM),
78, of South Bend, Ind., labor arbitrator with
tbe federal gover!ll11ent;June 4, 2001. At UNC,
Altemose was on the basketball and football
teams. • Robert H. Beck (' 40), 83, of Gas-
tonia, retired assistant vice president of
Threads/Ticaro Inc.;Aug. 26, 2001. Beck, an
Army and Navy veteran of WWII, was fonner
president of tbe Gastonia and North Carolina
Traffic Leagues and was a Boy Scout leader.
Student. Triathlete. Community leader.
Downhill skier. Cancer survivor.
Walter Devins was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma during his
freshman year at Carolina. Now a senior graduating in May, Walter's
sights are set on law school while training for triathlons, competing
on Carolina's ski team and serving the community as a counselor for
Doctors at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
helped Walter beat cancer four years ago. This year, he takes a
leadership role in a National Institutes of Health program designed
to advance the fight against the disease by incorporating diverse
perspectives into research and programming. The UNC Lineberger
Center nominated Walter for the position, and he was chosen by the
National Cancer Institute as a voice to advocate for young cancer
patients and families through the CARRA program (Consumer
Advocates in Research and Related Activities).
Contact the development office to find out how you can help Walter
and the UNC Lineberger Center continue the fight against cancer.
(919)966-5905 Fax (919)966-9727
School of Medicine
Campus Box 7295 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295
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