his research and receive the award, which is
named for the founder of Horiba Ltd., a
Japanese company. J. Calvin Cunningham
III (’ 96 AB; ’00, ’ 99 JD) of Lexington has been
reappointed to the board of trustees for Davidson County Community College. Cunningham will continue to serve as ethics liaison for
the college with the N.C. State Ethics Commission. Cunningham is a lawyer with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and served as an ex-officio member of the GAA Board of Directors
(1995-96). Joseph Nicholas Froehlich
(’ 96 JD) of Babylon, N. Y., has been elected
partner in Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP.
Froehlich practices complex commercial litigation in the firm’s New York office. Bryan
Wayne Housand (’ 96 AB) of Lynchburg,Va.,
has been named athletic trainer with the Arizona Fall League. The AFL is an off-season
league for elite baseball prospects in the
minors. Twenty-five AFL alumni played in the
2006 Major League All-Star Game. Nilsa
Erin Shepsle (’ 96 AB) of Chicago represented UNC at the inauguration of Elaine P.
Maimon as the president of Governors State
University. Shepsle is a consultant with MCR
Performance Solutions. Karen Truelove
Krueger (’ 96 AB) of Winter Garden, Fla.,
earned three victories in the most recent
water-ski season. She talks about her life as a
professional water-skier in this issue. See Alumni
Today, page 70.
W. Stephen Dale Jr. (’ 96 AB, ’00 JD) and
Mica Stewart Robertson (’ 97 AB) of
Alexandria,Va. Gwendolyn Anne
Gillingham (’ 96 AB) and Jim McIlvaine of
■ family additions
Robin Hollamon Miura (’ 96 ABJM) and
Christopher R. Miura of Smithfield; a daughter,
Rachel Lehua Miura, on June 22, 2007.
George Mason Oliver (’ 96 AB, ’ 99 JD) and
Dare Blackburn Oliver (’ 98 ABJM) of New
Bern; a son, George Mason Oliver Jr., on May 1,
2007. Beth Collett Thomas (’ 96 AB) and
Wayne Albert “Russ” Thomas III of Lake Bluff,
Ill.; a son, Joseph Collett Thomas, on Aug. 7,
2007. Lara Simpson Zeigler (’ 96 BSPHR)
and C. Robert Zeigler of Gastonia; a daughter,
Catherine Hope Zeigler, on July 10, 2007.
’ 97 Dr. Mark Christopher Austin
(’ 97 AB, ’01 DDS) of Wilmington
has joined the staff of New
Hanover Regional Medical Center as an oral
and maxillofacial surgeon. Austin recently
completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical University of
South Carolina, where he served as chief resi-
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dent. Christina Gayle Lewis (’ 97 BSBA)
of Winston-Salem has received a master’s in
business administration degree from Wake
Forest University. Lewis has been named
manager of The Seigfried Group LLP.
Jennifer Foster McCracken (’ 97 BSN) of
Hickory has been promoted to health services
manager for Catawba County Public Health.
Shelley Harper Palmer (’ 97 ABJM) of
Salisbury has been promoted to program head
for English and communications at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. James
Allen Yavenditti (’ 97 AB) of Stratford,
Conn., has been named head of the Upper
School at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan,
Conn., where he has been teaching Latin for
Denita Michelle Anderson (’ 97 AB) and
Brian C. Thomas of Raleigh. Heather
Leigh Barton (’ 97 BSBA) and Wallace
Ingram of Holly Springs. Michael Adrian
Pryal (’ 97 AB) and Katie Rose Guest (’03
JD) of Durham. Mica Stewart Robertson
(’ 97 AB) and W. Stephen Dale Jr. (’ 96 AB,
’00 JD) of Alexandria,Va.
■ family additions
Hunt Kang Choi (’ 97 JD) and Anna Baird
Choi (’ 90 AB) of Raleigh; a daughter, Jane
Louise Choi, on April 27, 2007. Shelley
Harper Palmer (’ 97 ABJM) and Jonathan
Carlton Palmer of Salisbury; a son, Harper
Carlton Palmer, on Oct. 12, 2007. Michael
Lewis Ritchie (’ 97 AB) and Stefanie Braun
Ritchie of Charlotte; a daughter, Sydney
Margaret Ritchie, on Aug. 8, 2007. Danielle
Naspinski Stallings (’ 97 BSBA) and Robert
Benjamin Stallings of Charlotte; a daughter,
Ava Frances Stallings, on Aug. 17, 2007.
James Allen Yavenditti (’ 97 AB) and
Elizabeth Neary Yavenditti of Stratford, Conn.; a
Solution from page 94
daughter, Anna Katherine Yavenditti, on April
’ 98 Capt. Tavi N. Brunson (’ 98 AB)
of Fayetteville, a captain in the
Army, has replaced his twin
brother, Maj. LaHavie Jerel Brunson (’ 98
AB), as commander of the headquarters company of the Special Troops Battalion of the
Special Operations Command’s Sustainment
Brigade. LaHavie Brunson will remain in the
Sustainment Brigade as the brigade logistics
officer. Dr. John Heyl Gibson (’ 98 AB) of
Winston-Salem has joined High Point Neurological Associates of Cornerstone Health Care.
Derek Lee Hunter (’ 98, ’02 AB) of
Durham has been named a business and civil
litigation associate with The Charleston Group
in Fayetteville. Anastasia Kornegay (’ 98
AB) of Louisville, Ky., has been promoted to
global marketing manager for Southern Comfort at Brown-Forman Corp. W. Bryan
Rountree (’ 98 AB) of St. Pauls has been
named branch manager and commercial lender
for New Century Bank South.
Amber Megan Hilton (’ 98 AB) and C.
Bradley Stokes of Saxapahaw.
■ family additions
Colleen Driscoll Bucher (’ 98, ’ 97 AB) and
Thomas Andrew Bucher (’ 98 BSBA) of
Falls Church,Va.; a son, Charles Driscoll
Bucher, on June 15, 2007. Kevin
Christopher Easley (’ 98 AB) and Olivia
Johnson Easley of Bethesda, Md.; a daughter,
Caroline Elise Easley, on Aug. 14, 2007.
Heidi Bartel Gibbons (’ 98 AB) and Adam
Daniel Gibbons of Geneva, Ill.; a daughter,
Evelyn Elizabeth Gibbons, on Sept. 1, 2007.
Marni Fertig Juhasz (’ 98 PD) and John
Stephan Juhasz of Bettendorf, Iowa; a daughter,
Sophia Paige Juhasz, on July 2, 2007. Dare
Blackburn Oliver (’ 98 ABJM) and George
Mason Oliver (’ 96 AB, ’ 99 JD) of New Bern;
a son, George Mason Oliver Jr., on May 1,
2007. Melinda Berger “Mindy” Tanzola
(’ 98 BSBIO) and Robert John Tanzola (’ 99
BSMS) of Atlanta; a daughter, Katherine
Amelia Tanzola, on June 16, 2007. Gary
Wayne Wilhelm (’ 98 BSMS, ’01 MSIS) and
Susan Elizabeth Wilhelm (’03 PhD) of
Morrisville; a son, Daniel Thomas Wilhelm, on
Oct. 16, 2007.
’ 99 ■ marriages
Brooke Elizabeth Crawford
(’ 99 AB) and Lon William Record Jr. of
Malvern, Pa. Kelly Renea Gilbert (’ 99
ABJM) and Blake Schaeffer of Pensacola, Fla.