Board of Directors
On the Road Again
Tom David E6ni ' 61, Gastonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair
.JeanAhnandKircllin 70,Swdand Neck .. Imn: d PsOJair
Dwight M. Davidson 1II ' 77, Greensboro, . ,Chair-Elect
EIe:mor Saundm Mxrioi ' 55, CMpel HiD ... 1" Vice Chair
Randy Kme Jones ' 79, Chula VlSt<I, CaUJ .201 Vice Chair
Anthony Eden Rand ' 61, Fayetreville . . ..... Treasurer
William P. Aycock II ' 65, Greensboro ........ Counsel
Douglas S. Dibbert 70, Cllapd HiD ........ President
Tar Heel Netwodt CbaIrman
Thomas W. Lambeth ' 57 . .. .. .. . .. Winston-Salem
APPOII'ITEO AT LARGE
William G. Daughtridge Jr. ' 75 (2007) .. .Rocky Mount
KraigJ. Holt ' 82 (2007) ................Clurlotte
Rebecca Smith GaBi ' 80 (2008) . . . . . . .Phoenix, Md.
Retcher L. Hartsell Jr.' 72 (2008) .......... Concord
Sylvester Taylor ' 79 (2009) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensboro
W.Allen Cobb Jr. ' 74 (2009) . . . . . Wrightsville Beach
ElECTED TO REPflESENT N C. 0 STRlCTS
1. D.Jordan Whichard1lI ' 79 (2007) . . . . . Greenville
2. Philip A. BaddourJr. ' 64 (2007) . . • . . . .Goldsboro
3.Joseph M.Jenkins ' 70 (2008) . .. . ..... Fayetteville
4. Donald W. Curtis ' 63 (2009) .... . .... . .Raleigh
5. Thomas E. TerreDJr. ' 79 (2009) ........Highfuint
6. Karen Lynn Parker ' 65 (2008) ... . Winston-Salem
7. WilIiamJ.LeachJr. ' 67 (200S) ........ .statL"SviIle
8. Rosa Thompson McMo. ' 75 (2007) .... Charlotte
9. Walter H. Dalton 71 (2007) ..... . Rutherfordton
to.Ann Y. Young ' 72 (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asheville
ElI:cn:o 0 REPRES£NT OUT-<lf STATE AlUMNI
Joseph M.Jenrette III ' 73 (2007) . . . . . Charleston, S. c.
L.Joseph Loveland Jr. ' 73 (2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta
Linda Robertson Viglucci ' 83 (2007) .CoraJ Gables, Ro.
James E. Delany ' 70 (2008) ........ . .Park Ridge, m.
Vn-ginia Commander KnOtt ' 72 (2008) ..MiD Neck, N. Y.
David B. L. Royle ' 78 (2008) ... ... Washington, D.C.
E. Warner Bass ' 63 (2009) ......... Nashville, Tenn.
Thomas N. Chewning ' 67 (2009) . . . . . . . Richmond;V...
Suzanne Lowe Weem ' 88 (2009) . . . . . Nashville, Tenn.
EX OffiCIO, REPRESENTING THE STUOHIT 800Y
James Allred . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President, Student Body
joseph Schwartz . . . . . . . . . .Editor, TI,e Daily Tar Heel
Meg Petersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President, Senior Cla.o;s
Katherine Buder . . . . . . Pres., Order of the Bell Tower
EX OffiCIO, REPflESfNTINC THE 'Acum
Jacquelyn D. Hall (2007) .....•........ Chapel Hill
PRESIDENTS Of SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIAnONS (f)( OffiCIO)
Sue Edw.uds ' 85 (MRP),Gty&Reg1 PIan..silverSpringMd.
Richard R. Pence ' 71 (DDS), Dentistry .... Lincolnton
David Augustus Mart i n ' 73, Education . . . . . . Raleigh
Mark M. Sanders '03. IntOnnarion & Library Sci.. .. Greenville
Beth McNichol ' 95,journalism .......... .Durham
Donna Rhea Rascoe ' 93, Law .. . ......... Raleigh
TheodoreC.KernerJr. ' 85 (MO),Medicine . Wmston-Salem
Bobbiejo Lee ' 93 (, 97 MSN), Nursing ....... .Cary
Alan Wicker Knight ' 81, Pharmacy. ... . ..... Raleigh
Larry Michael Davis ' 85, Public AdJnin.... .Greensboro
Shelley GoJden ' 99 (MPH), Public Health. . . . . . . Carrboro
Gregory E. Petkim C03 MSW),Social Work ... Fayetteville
ALUMNI ON THE ATHlf T1C COUNCI (mCITD AT LARGE)
Eric Scott Montross ' 94, (2009) . . . . . . . .Chapel Hill
Richard Franklin Taylor' 50 (200S) . . . .. Lumberton
Kenneth W. Huff' 75 (2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durham
Recently a friend of mine got a Global Positioning System for her car. One
sunny morning, armed with the newly
installed system, we took off for Wrightsville
Beach. The GPS, a satellite navigation sys-
tem, provides turn-by-turn instructions to
help you find your way to any location.
The system actually talks to you - in this
case, in a polite female voice. As we went
on our way, we were advised to "turn right
in 100 feet"; "get in the left lane"; "prepare
to exit in 500 feet." It was great.
However, since we had driven to the
beach many times before, we made some
decisions on our own. The GPS system,
which we dubbed "Madam," did not
approve. She repeated the instructions and
waited for us to comply. When we failed to
make the turns as directed, she would pause
and state, "recalculating, recalculating,"
calmly issuing a new set of directions based
on our location. She did not get angry,
upset or frustrated; she merely recalculated.
As "Madam" provided new directions, I
thought about the times in life when it is
necessary to recalculate, regroup or redirect.
Even when you have a plan and seem to
know exactly where you are going, you can
make a sudden turn and find yourself com-
pletely disoriented. The loss of a job, a loved
one or a dream can change your life in an
instant. Even good changes - a new job, a
new relationship or a new opportunity -
can require you to set a new direction.
Successfully navigating in a rapidly
changing world can be tricky.Just when
you think you have all the answers, the
questions change. While it is impossible to
prevent change, you can learn to manage
your response to it. The first step to getting
back on track is to accept that you are a
work in progress. Nothing about you is
ever final. With this realization, change seems
less threatening - it happens to all of us.
It is easier to navigate change ifyou have
reserves in every area of your life: money,
time, relationships. Start by developing a
healthy awareness of money. Know what you
make and what you spend. Pay yourself first
and save money each pay period. Make it a
priority to payoff debt as quickly as possible.
Simplify your life to free up time for the
important things. Take time off to recharge,
even if it is just for
Unda Conklin is the GAA's manager of Alumni Career
Services. She provides career coaching and monthly
teleclasses. Contact her at email@example.com or
(919) 962-3749. Her advice and other career·related
information is available at alumni.unc.edu/career.
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