Wesley Keen Morgan (’ 75 BSBA), 54, of
Winston-Salem; April 22, 2007. Morgan was
president of a professional insurance planning
company. He served on the Forsyth County
Morehead Selection Committee and was a
Morehead Scholar at UNC. Douglas
George O’Dell (’ 75), 53, of Carrboro; March
23, 2007. O’Dell owned and operated Chapel
Hill Rare Books. He had also worked in the
bacteriology laboratory at UNC Hospitals. At
UNC, he was a Morehead Scholar and
belonged to the Glee Club.
’ 76 Gary Lee Bowen (’ 76 MSW) of
Chapel Hill, Kenan Distinguished
Professor in the UNC School of
Social Work, has been elected president of the
National Council on Family Relations.
Bowen will serve as president-elect until his
term begins in November 2009. Rorin
Morse Platt (’ 76 AB) of Raleigh, associate
professor of history at Campbell University,
has been named to the editorial board of Brill
Publishing’s new book series, History of International Relations Diplomacy and Intelligence.
Platt served as book review editor for
American Diplomacy, the online journal based at
UNC, and is working on a book about Virginians who served the U.S. intelligence services in W WII. Stephen Douglas Poe (’ 76
JD) of Winston-Salem, a lawyer and director
with Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, has been named to
the advisory board of the UNC School of
Law’s Center for Banking and Finance.
Russell Leon Proctor III (’ 76 BSBA) of
Rocky Mount has been named chairman of
the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.
’ 77 Daniel Luther Fesperman (’ 77
ABJO) of Baltimore, a news and
features editor for The Daily Tar
Heel while at UNC, has published his fourth
novel, The Prisoner of Guantanamo. Ronald
Reed Franklin (’ 77 AB) of Hillsborough
exhibited his ceramic work in the Biennial
Exhibition of North American (Functional)
Clay in Guilford, Conn., in May and June.
Mark Thomas Greene (’ 77 MA, ’ 79 PhD)
of Catharpin,Va., has joined the law firm of
Nixon Peabody LLP as chief marketing officer, working in the Washington, D.C., office.
J. Gary Ward (’ 77 ABJO) of Blythewood,
S.C., has been promoted to online editor at
The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.
’ 78 C. Elliott Potter (’ 78 ABJO) of
Jacksonville has been named publisher of The Daily News. James
Garner Ptaszynski (’ 78 AB, ’ 89 PhD) of
Woodinville, Wash., senior director for worldwide higher education strategy at Microsoft
Corp., has been named to the U.S. Secretary of
Education’s Commission on the Future of
Higher Education. Russell Craig Simpson (’ 78 BSBA) of Summerfield has been
named vice president and treasurer of Triad
Guaranty Insurance Corp.
James Belton Graham Jr. (’ 78 AB), 51, of
Raleigh;April 12, 2007. Graham was a systems
engineer with Progress Energy.
’ 79 Michael Denard Kennedy (’ 79
AB) of Atlanta, a past member of
the GAA Board of Directors,
represented UNC during the inauguration of
John E. Maupin Jr. as the fifth president of
Morehouse School of Medicine. Phyllis
Jarrett Snyder (’ 79, ’ 78 AB) has received a
master’s degree in church ministries with a
focus on Christian education from Duke
Divinity School. Ann Barwick Whichard
(’ 79 AB) of Greenville, past president of the
Greenville Museum of Art and a trustee of the
Rachel Maxwell Moore Foundation, has been
appointed to the board of trustees for the N.C.
Museum of Art.
Richard James Setzer (’ 79 ABJO), 52, of
Gastonia; Feb. 9, 2007. Setzer was an instructor
in the Gastonia schools.
’ 80 Dr. Richard David Alston (’ 80
DDS) of Rocky Mount, in private practice since 1987, has been
installed as president of the N.C. Association of
Orthodontists. Allison Medlin Ciampa
(’ 80 AB) of Cary and her business partner,
Sally Gorgan, have opened an upscale ladies
clothing store, Ciao Bella Boutique, in The
Arboretum at Weston. Triangle Business Journal
has been following their progress in a series
about first-year businesses appearing on the
third Friday of April, June, August, October
and December. Benjamin E. Fountain III
(’ 80 AB) of Dallas, Texas, has received Barnes &
Noble’s Discover Award for Fiction for his
novel, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. Fountain’s novel also was a finalist for the Stephen
Turner Award for Best First Book of Fiction.
Dr. Mark Edward Hyman (’ 80 AB; ’ 84,
’ 83 DDS) of Greensboro, in practice with Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, was a featured
speaker at the Chicago Dental Society’s midwinter meeting.
Vicki Jenkins Peterson (’ 80 MSW), 58, of
Greenville; Feb. 24, 2007. Peterson was a psy-
chotherapist in private practice for the past 10
years and also worked at a mental health center. Previously, she taught and was a placement
director at East Carolina University. She was a
volunteer coordinator for an adventure camp
for people with disabilities. Millicent
Knierim Stuntz (’ 80 MPH), 83, of Salisbury;
Feb. 8, 2007. Stuntz retired as a public health
nurse with the Tennessee Board of Nursing. In
addition to membership in several national
gardening groups, she was an award-winning
quilter with the Asheville, Foothills and Shelby
’ 81 Spence Hudson Broadhurst
(’ 81 BSIR) of Greensboro has
been appointed to the board of
trustees for N.C. A&T State University.
Stuart Moore Hinson (’ 81 BSIR), 49, of
Los Angeles; Feb. 19, 2007. Hinson owned a
tanning salon. Previously, he worked in marketing for several national companies.
Raymond Henry McPherson (’ 81), 47, of
Clemmons; May 21, 2006. Ramell
Virginia Moore (’ 81), 48, of Chapel Hill;
April 6, 2007. Moore worked at the Phillips
Museum in Washington, D.C., and her art
work was included in “Brushes with Life,” an
exhibit at UNC Hospitals.
SAVE THE DATE, NOV. 2-3
Class of ’ 82
Homecoming 2007, 25th Reunion
’ 82 Steven William Block (’ 82 AB)
of Bellevue, Wash., is the new co-chair for the Puget Sound Carolina Club. Michael David Platt (’ 82
AB) of Westport, Conn., has been named
chief investment officer with Aircastle Advisor
LLC, a firm that acquires commercial aircraft
for lease to airlines throughout the world.
Thomas Jan Reddin (’ 82 BSBA) of Charlotte has retired as CEO for Lending Tree.
Reddin plans to return to the Charlotte business scene in 2008. Stuart Jeffrey Strickland (’ 82 BSBA) of Pinehurst has been
named a partner in the Wachovia Wealth
Willis R. Price (’ 82), 52, of Raleigh; April 5,
2007. Price was an account director and officer of advertising agencies, primarily in the
Atlanta area. Among his civic activities, he was
a member of the fundraising advisory board
of the Scottish Rite Children’s Medical