public administration at N.C. Central University, has been selected to participate in the
Oxford Roundtable, which will convene in
August in Oxford, England, to focus on
women’s leadership. P. Andrew Edwards
(’ 93 BSMS) of Gastonia has been promoted to
senior business analyst with Lance Inc.
Stephen Edward Payne (’ 93 AB) of Annan-dale,Va., has been named vice president of corporate communications with Feld Entertainment, a provider of family entertainment
shows such as Ringling Brothers Circus, the
Ice Follies, Holiday on Ice and the illusionist
show Siegfried and Roy. Rans Eugene
Triplett II (’ 93 AB) of High Point has been
appointed dean of students at High Point University. Triplett also serves as chief judicial officer on campus.
■ family additions
Pamela Wells Akhter (’ 93 BSN) and Shahab
A. Akhter of Cincinnati; a daughter, Sophia
Marie Akhter, on Dec. 14, 2006. Michelle
Brown Bruner (’ 93 BS) and C. James Bruner
Jr. of Cary; a daughter, Sarah Lynn Bruner, on
Sept. 8, 2006. Anne Rullman Cook (’ 93
AB) and Briggs Edward Cook Jr. of Cornelius;
a daughter, Sarah Grace Cook, on Oct. 15,
2006. P. Andrew Edwards (’ 93 BSMS)
and Laura Wright Anderson Edwards of
Gastonia; adopted a daughter, Rachel Helms
Edwards, born in China on Sept. 11, 2006.
Michael Wrenn Gardner (’ 93 BSBA) and
Leah Chamberlain Gardner of Charlotte; a
daughter, Mary Margaret Gardner, on Dec. 11,
2006. George Glenn Gerding (’ 93 AB)
and Alethea Bryan Gerding of Chapel Hill; a
son, Graham Gerding, on Aug. 28, 2006.
Diana Brown Gunter (’ 93 BS) and James
William Gunter II (’ 95 BSBIO) of
Stokesdale; a son, Andrew Scott Gunter, on
Aug. 9, 2006. Lindsay Gaskins Higgins
(’ 93, ’ 92 AB) and Charles Chapman
Higgins (’ 93 AB, ’ 99 MBA) of New York; a
daughter, Martha Decker Higgins, on May 16,
2006. Katherine Wilson Szczesniak (’ 93
AB) and Dr. Carl Joseph Szczesniak (’ 94
BSBIO) of Jacksonville; a daughter, Aynsley
Caroline Szczesniak, on Oct. 2, 2006.
Donald James Vecchiarello Jr. (’ 93 AB, ’ 99
MA) and Shannon Scruggs Vecchiarello
(’ 94 AB, ’97 MAT) of Smyrna, Ga.; a daughter,
Julia Elise Vecchiarello, on Nov. 28, 2006.
Yvonne Wilsdon (’ 93 PhD), 63, of Granite
Falls; Oct. 7, 2006. Wilsdon was an assistant
professor of psychology at Limestone College.
’ 94 Frank James “Jay” Abella (’ 94
MHA) of Williamsburg, Va., is the
club leader for the newly formed