Board of Directors
Ricl=! T. "Stick" Williams ' 75, C11apeI Hill . . . . . .Chair
Betty Ray McCain ' 52, WIlson .... lmmed. Past Chair
Carl Lafayette MathesonJr. ' 57,Hitkory ... Chair-Elect
Wendy Gebauer Palladino ' 89, Oltlpfl Hill . .1st Vice Chair
Ann Earnhanit Murry ' 72, Potom4c, Md. . . .20: 1 Vice Olair
Anthony Eden Rand ' 61, Fayetteville . ...... Treasurer
Anne Wilmoth Cates ' 53, Orape! Hill ... Asst. Treasurer
William P. Aycock II ' 65, Greensboro .....Counsel
Douglas S. Dibbert ' 70, Chapel Hill . . ...President
APPOINTED AT lARGE
John Gray Blount Ellison ' 69 (2003) .... Greensboro
George Wasltington Miller Jr. ' 52 (2003) .. . .Durham
Richard T. Morgan ' 74 (2004) .......Eagle Springs
Peter GerardVoelkel ' 84 (2004) ..... . ..... Raleigh
Roberr W Spearman ' 65 (2005) ........... RaIeigh
Laura Anderson Wright ' 91 (2005) .. Silver Springs, Md.
ELECTED TO REPRESENT ~.C. DISTRICTS
1. RobertA. Evans ' 74 (2004) . . ...Rocky Mount
2.John H. Kerr III ' 58 (2004) ....... Goldsboro
3. William H. Cameron ' 76 (2005) ... . WIlmington
4. Eleanor Saunders Morris ' 55 (2003) . . Chapel Hill
5. George Watts Carr III '64 (2003) .... Greensboro
6. James A. HarrellJr. ' 69 (2005) .. . ........Elkin
7. Elizabeth Graves Cook ' 77 (2005) . . .. . Salisbury
8. Luther Parks Cochrane ' 70 (2004) ..... Charlotte
9. Tom David Efird ' 61 (2004) ....Gastonia
10. Philip Gary Carson ' 63 (2003) .... , .... Asheville
mc:n:o TO REPRESf'l1 llUT-of'~TATE 'I UMNI
Richard Fuller Callaway ' 71 (2003) ..... Houston
Constance Lewis Cromanie ' 87 (2003) .. Charlottesville,v...
Patricia Timko Sinclair' 82 (2003) .....Los Angeles
Anne Miller Roycroft ' 81 (2004) . . .... Pensacola, Fla.
Minor Mickel Shaw ' 69 (2004) ....... Greenville, S.c.
Jane Robinson Whitaker ' 69 (2004) .........Atlanta
Joel Graham Brinkley ' 75 (2005) .. Chevy Chase, Md.
Rebecca Wesson Darwin 75 (2005) .. .Princeton, NJ.
Francis Graham Riggs ' 61 (2005) .... .Baltimore, Md.
EX OFFICIO. REPRESENTING mE S1UDENT BODY
Jennifer Daum . ... . . ... . .President, Student Body
Kimberly Alicia Minugh . .. Editor, The Daily Tar Heel
Paymon Rouhanifard ..... President, Senior Class
John M. Leatherman .... Ptes., Order ofthe Bell Tower
EX OFFlCIO. REPRESENTING mE "CUll Y
H. Holden Thorp ' 86 (2003) . . . .. .Chapel Hill
PRESIDENTS Of ,CHOOl ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS (EI OFfiCIO)
Kenneth 75 (MRP), City & Regl I\m. . WiIrnirgoo
Rex B. Card ' 80, Dentistry . . . ........ Wake Forest
Larry G. Mabe ' 93, Education . .. . .....Pittsboro
JillWienberry Boy ' 89,Journalism ... . . .Durham
Beth R . Heishman ' 72, Law . . . ....... .. Raleigh
David S. Goble ' 94, Infu.& Lib~Science . . . . . .O1arlotIe
Ray M. Hayworth ' 59, Medicine . . . Knoxville, Tenn.
Carolyn]. Graham ' 97 (PhD), Nursing . . .Chapel Hill
H. Chapman Brown m' 83, Pharmacy . . . Penhook,Va.
]ames Loos Donnelly ' 93 (MPA), Pub. Admin... Greensboro
Anna P. Schenck ' 77, Public Health .. . ..... Raleigh
Alan R . Ellis ' 96 (MS W), Social Work ...... Durham
AlUMNI ON THE Amlf Tlr. COUNCil (mCT!.D AT LARGE)
Braclley Lee Daugherty ' 86 (2003) ....... Atlanta
Donald F.McCauley ' 71 (2004) .. .Huntington,N.Y
Laurie Walker Dhue ' 90 (2005) ... .New York, NY
J uly l August 2002
The Color of Money
One of the most remarkable books I have read in a long time is Rich Dad, Poor Dad
by personal finance author R obert Kiyosaki.
It tells the story of two fathers, Kiyosaki's real
father and the father of his best friend, and
their beliefs about money and life. The book
details the lessons that Kiyosaki learns from
these two very different role models.
Kiyosaki's dad, the poor dad, is a college
professor - educated, respectable and fiscally.
unstable. H e supports his family, but he is always
on the edge financially. He believes in work-
ing hard for his money and playing it safe.
The rich dad, who is the father of R obert's
friend, is a grade-school dropout. He is a sel
fmade multimillionaire who owns a string of
convenience stores, a restaurant and a ware-
house. He believes in financial self-reliance
and in making his money work for him.
There are many important lessons in the
book, but one of the most poignant is the power
of our thoughts. Both dads were successful
and earned substantial incomes. H owever, one
dad saw himself as rich and other saw himself
as poor. The way each of them dealt with and
experienced money produced dramatically
In Kiyosaki's family, the prevailing belief was
that they never had enough money and that
they had to do without things they wanted.
His dad's automatic response was, "I can't afford
it."This statement effectively ended any con-
versation about money. There was no further
discussion, no problem-solving, no creativity.
Everyone remained stuck in their belief that
certain things were beyond their reach.
[n contrast, the friend's dad would say, "How
can I afford that:>" It was a question that chal-
lenged him to think about ways to have what
he wanted. It opened possibilities, created so
lu-tions and channeled creativity. It took courage.
Beliefs about money are not taught in school,
and college degrees do not ensure financial
litetacy. We learn about money from our parents,
although few parents actually discuss the s
ubject. The process is subtle. Whether our par-
ents believe that money is the root of all evil
- or conversely, that lack of money is the
root of all evil - our lives will be profoundly
affected by these beliefs.
My parents came of age during the Great
many people who
lived through that
time of scarcity and
lost job , they prid-
ed themselves on
needing little to get by. They did not expect
much in life, and unfortunately, that was exactly
what they got. Like Kiyosaki's financially insecure
dad, they believed that they could not afford
to have what they wanted and created a self-
fiiliilling prophecy. I often wonder what would
have happened if they had dared to think big.
To create a life you want, you need to be
aware ofyour belief system about money. What
is your money model, and how is it playing
out in your life Is it a model based on fear and
scarcity? Do you believe that you don't need
much; you don't deserve much; or that money
is evil? The truth is that whatever you are
focused on is what you will attract into your
life beyond finances. Is your focus on surviving
or thriving? What will these beliefs attract?
How are your beliefs limiting your options?
[ often hear people say," I would love to be
a teacher (or social worker, or actor), but I can't
because the pay is so low." Imagine what would
happen ifyou focused on the idea of abundance
rather than scarcity. How could you afford to do
what you really want to do How many options
can you create? What decisions and actions could
you take to put you on the right path?What
opportunities are available to you right now?
What are you willing to do to take advantage
of these opportunities? Who could help you?
Set aside the fears that are keeping you stuck.
Get clear about your intention. Know what you
want, and ask for it. Discover ways of begin-
ning to have the essence of what you want
right now. Is it really a house at the beach, or
is it the freedom to go to the beach as much
as you can Focus on what is possible and
don't attach to any single outcome. You will
be surprised with the results.•
Unda Conklin is the GAfi.s manager of Alumni career Services.
For information on career,related issues, contact her at
(919) 962-3749 or bye-mail at linda_conklin@unc,edu,
More of her advice and other career-related information
can be found on the Career Services section of the GAfls
Web site: alumnLunc.edu/ career.