In the world of reality TV, one of
the few truly un-staged shows is
America’s Most Wanted. However,
Michael Teague ’ 70 admits that, by
its nature, his profession requires a bit
of staging. Teague agreed to the televis-
ing of a hypnosis session with the wit-
ness to an unsolved crime. A return to Psychologist Michael Teague ’ 70, retired from the Raleigh Police
Department, hypnotized a witness on America’s Most Wanted.
the crime scene is part of the process
of drawing on what may be hazy memories, them to lessen guilt and fear, and to recall
so Teague, the TV crew and the witness to things more clearly.
the 1996 shooting of Sgt. Gregg Martin of “This isn’t deep hypnosis,” Teague
the Jonesville Police Department set up explains. “The witness knows what is hap-
shop on an overpass next to the spot where pening the whole time, but they feel less
Martin was killed on I- 77. anxiety.” In the case of Martin’s unsolved
Teague, a psychologist with the Raleigh murder, under hypnosis the witness was able
Police Department until he retired in 2005, to recall the suspect with sufficient detail
became interested in hypnosis about 20 years that Roy Paschall (known for his role in
ago. Witnesses often are pressured to remem- breaking the Susan Smith case) could create
ber things from traumatic situations that may a drawing of the suspect that is now posted
have happened years before. Hypnosis helps on highway billboards.
On Location: Kuwait
World-scale turmoil seems insurmountable.
But for Sylvia Campbell ’ 74 (MS) the first
step, at least, is clear. “Educate yourself and
study the issue in depth,” she says. “Look at
both sides. If you can, go and see for yourself.”
A speech language pathologist specializing
in neurological language disabilities, Campbell
has taken her skills to places where peace and
justice are at risk. She has taught and coordinated a school program in Tanzania, helped
teachers from rural and poor communities in
China improve their English, helped form a
women’s study program in Cuba and worked
with neurologists in Havana’s medical school.
In 2005, Campbell served as a delegate
from the Alliance of Baptists on a peace mis-
sion to Egypt, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine,
COUR TESY SYLVIA CAMPBELL ’ 74 (MS)
Braves Bring it
Home for Kids
It’s not unusual to see a major league
baseball stadium cast its shadow across an
inner-city neighborhood as part of a redevelopment project. The Turner stadium and
the Carver neighborhood in Atlanta could
have been another example — a fancy new
home for the Atlanta Braves beside kids
who have no recreational facilities.
But Keith Cowan ’ 78, chief of field
operations for BellSouth, was determined
to break this pattern. Pulling together years
of work with the Atlanta YMCA and his
professional connections, Cowan pushed
forward a partnership among the YMCA,
the Atlanta Braves Foundation, the Baseball
Tomorrow Foundation and a host of other
contributors to start the Atlanta Braves
Baseball Academy. The academy will allow
500 inner-city youth to participate in
baseball programs that include academic
enrichment and homework assistance. In
addition to hands-on time with the kids,
several Atlanta Braves have agreed to sponsor a baseball field at the academy.
Named 2006 YMCAVolunteer of the
Year by the Metro Atlanta YMCA — the
largest in the U.S., with 23 branches —
Cowan says the work is just beginning.
He’s also helping to build a tennis program
with the Atlanta Tennis Foundation and to
promote a golf program near the finals for
the PGA Tour of Champions.
Professor Sylvia Campbell ’ 74 (MS) is teaching in Kuwait.
where the group met with Latin and
Orthodox patriarchs, Muslim sheiks, Jewish
rabbis, interfaith groups, scholars, U.N. officials, terror victims, Israeli settlers, farmers and
refugees throughout the area. Faced with
another daunting conflict, Campbell decided
she needed to see more to understand more
about the Middle East. She answered an ad for
a teaching appointment at The College for
Women of Kuwait University and, in fall of
2006, set out to spend a year in Kuwait City
helping establish a speech and language program at the college. For Campbell, a member
of Ravensworth Baptist Church in Annandale,
Va., the job in Kuwait is a critical opportunity,
where she is living side by side with Muslims,
Christians and Jews in the midst of turmoil to
help them find answers.