among other organizations. At UNC, he
belonged to Order of the Grail, Order of the
Old Well and the Marching Band. At his UNC
graduation, he received the Algernon Sydney
Sullivan Award. Pinkney Jerome Moses
(’ 75, ’ 74 JD), 60, of Charlotte; Sept. 29, 2006.
Moses was a lawyer with the firm of Moses,
Murphy and Moses. Earlier, he was in the district attorney’s office in Greensboro and was a
public defender in Fayetteville. Margaret
Royster Porter (’ 75 AB), 53, of Atlanta;Aug.
23, 2006. Porter was employed by Merrill
Lynch in Atlanta and was co-owner of a
women’s clothing store. She was an officer in
UNC’s Atlanta alumni club and, at UNC, was
treasurer of Delta Delta Delta.
’ 76 Rear Adm. Christopher C.
Colvin (’ 76 AB) of Chesapeake,
Va., has been promoted by the
Coast Guard to the rank of rear admiral lower
half. Colvin has been assigned to the Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in
Colorado Springs, Colo., where he serves as
deputy director of operations. Joan Brinson Dressler (’ 76 AB) of Winston-Salem has
been named manager of international logistics
at VF Jeanswear, maker of the Wrangler, Lee,
Rustler and Chic brands. Elizabeth
Legare Leland (’ 76 ABJO) of Charlotte, a
reporter with the Charlotte Observer, has won
the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism for stories she wrote in 2005. Leland, who
received the prize in 2001 as well, is the first
to win the award twice. Terry Brinson
Todd (’ 76 BSBA) of Raleigh has been named
vice president and construction and mortgage
lender for North State Bank.
Benjamin Sylvester Ruffin (’ 76 MSW), 64,
of Winston-Salem; Dec. 7, 2006. An emeritus
member of the UNC System Board of Governors, Ruffin served the board for 16 years,
including two terms as chairman. First elected
in 1998, he became the first black chairman of
the board that oversees the 16-campus system.
He retired from his position as a vice president
for corporate affairs at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
to focus on his work with the UNC System.
Ruffin previously worked as a vice president
with the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co. and
served as a special assistant to former Gov. Jim
Hunt (’ 64 LLBJD). The GAA and the Black
Alumni Reunion recognized Ruffin with the
2003 Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni
’ 77 Mary Hollahan Mundt (’ 77
MS) of Okemos, Mich., has been
named dean of the College of
Nursing at Michigan State University. Lisa
Nanney (’ 77 AB, ’ 89 PhD) of Doha, Qatar,
associate professor of English at Georgetown
University, and her husband, Joseph Carlyle
Sitterson Jr. (’ 67 AB, ’ 75 PhD), have joined
the department of English teaching faculty of
the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar for the 2006-07 academic year. Patricia Sweeney Sears (’ 77
MSLS) of Montevallo, Ala., represented UNC
at the inauguration ceremony for Philip C.
Williams as president of the University of
Raymond A. McAllister Jr. (’ 77, ’ 81 AB),
51, of Miami; Sept. 18, 2006. McAllister, a
lawyer, was acting director of the business
department at Carlos Albizu University in
Miami, where he taught business law. Among
his civic activities, he was on the board of
governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of
Commerce. Earlier in his career, he was a
human relations manager with Sara Lee Corp.
and was in the private practice of law. At
UNC, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
’ 78 Keith Osburn Cowan (’ 78 AB)
of Atlanta has been named the
2006Volunteer of the Year by the
Metro Atlanta YMCA. Details, page 68. Ann
Bennett Wall (’ 78 JD) of Raleigh has been