television. Lowe founded Home and Garden Television in 1994 and oversaw the launch of Do It Yourself and Fine Living in 2002.
LaVerne Vick Freitag (' 72 MED), 73, of
Whispering Pines, retired educator;June 6,2004.
Freitag was a teacher and principal in Wake
County and a supervisor of reading for the
state department of education. She opened the
first Gifted and Talented Magnet School in Wake
County. She also was a teacher and administra-
tor in the Chicago public schools. • Jeanne
Marie Henry (' 72 AB), 59, of Brunswick, Ga.,
retired Internal Revenue Service employee;
May 25,2004. , 73 Richard Alan Berkowitz (' 73
BSBA) of Miami has been elected
president-elect of the Florida Insti-
tllte of Certified Public Accountants. Berkowitz,
who specializes in strategic and management
planning for businesses and professional firms at
Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Certified
Public Accountants & Consultants LLP, will
aSSW11e the presidency of FICPA in 2005. •
Eugene James Flanagan (' 73 ABED) of
Jacksonville won the Carolina Region Concours
Championship with his 1998 C- 5 coupe
Corvette. Flanagan, an assistant principal, also
uses his Corvette in his work with students to
help deter disruptive behavior.• Robert Earl
James Jr. (' 73 BSBA) of Charlotte has been
elected president and chief executive officer of
First Charter Corp.James will be responsible for
sales, operations, information technology, human
resources, marketing and credit risk manage-
ment. • Dr. James Nello Martin Jr. (' 73
MD) ofJackson, Miss., has been elected secre-
tary of the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists.• Robert Alan Rider (' 73
MAT; ' 79, ' 78 PhD) of Knoxville, Tenn., has
been named dean of the College of Education,
Health and Human Sciences at the University
of Tennessee. ' 74 W. Watson Hopkins (' 74, ' 73 MA;
Township, Mich., was awarded a master of
library and information science degree by Wayne
State University. E-mail: email@example.com.
• Patricia DunlavyValenti (' 74 MA; ' 78, ' 77
PhD) of Fayetteville has been selected by the
UNC System Board of Governors to receive its
10th alUlual Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Valenti, professor of English at UNC-Pem-
broke, is a scholar of the 19th-century American
author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his family.
Mary Jo Grove Garreis (' 74 MSPH), 58, of
Arnold, Md., consultant with MJG Enterprises;
April 7,2004. An advocate for clean water
regulations, Garreis was an administrator for
the Maryland Department of Health and the
Department of the Environment until her
retirement. She received several awards from the
state recognizing her efforts to improve water
quality, including the Rachel Carson Award.
She was past chair of the Oyster Recovery
Partnership and co-founder of the Interstate
Shellfish Sanitation Conference. • Thomas
Land Fowler (' 75 AB, ' 80 ]D), 49, of Durham,
lawyer; May 21,2004. Fowler left private prac-
tice to develop the Judges' Legal Research
Progranl for the N.C.Administrative Office of
the Courts, providing legal research and analysis
for Superior Court judges. He also worked with
UNC's Institute of Government to educate
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