in his classes. But he has found “lots of people with advice” for him, and he has
reached out to them for support.
“Some day, I will be an alum, and people
will reach out to me for advice,” Guy said.
That continuity of experiences contributes to the success of the Black Alumni
Reunion. Every time she returns to campus
for a Board of Visitors meeting or to
receive an award, Parker said, she feels some
ambivalence. “I still say to myself, like I did
40 years ago, I don’t belong here,” she said.
“Some attitudes die hard.
“But when I see all the people who
have come after me, I see what the sacrifice
was about,” she said. “Someone had to be
■ ■ ■
The 2007 Harvey E. Beech Outstanding
Alumni Awards — given annually since
1989 to recognize community leadership
and support of UNC and the Black Alumni
Reunion — were presented to:
■ Maxine Brown-Davis ’ 74, of Cincinnati,
Ohio, vice president for global diversity
and organization performance for Procter
& Gamble, where she also heads a new
initiative in human resources that sets
policies for P&G’s 140,000 employees.
■ Terrence Van Loren Burroughs ’ 82, of
Cary, president of the health-care services firm of Burroughs Management
Group and the National Pharmaceutical
Association Foundation, and an active
member of several boards at UNC.
■ Dr. Ernest Jerome Goodson ’ 76 (’ 79
DDS), of Fayetteville, an orthodontist
who volunteers to coach youth sports,
tutors children and donates his oral surgery skills to a clinic in Fayetteville serving people who can’t afford dental care.
■ Dr. Eddie Lee Hoover ’ 65, professor of
surgery at SUNY-Buffalo and associate
chief of staff at the Buffalo VA Medical
Center, who started a program to
improve the acceptance rate for blacks
into medical school and who has made
trips twice a year to sub-Saharan Africa
to distribute medical supplies and equipment, conduct education programs and
The 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award
was given to Herbert Lee Davis Jr. ’ 73 (MS,
’ 80 MPA, ’ 88 EdD), of Durham, longtime
associate director of undergraduate admissions for UNC.
The 2007 Harvey E. Beech Outstanding
Senior Award was presented to Shawn
Jerome Guy of Whitakers. Guy is majoring
in information science and African-American
studies; is a leader in Upward Bound and
Project Uplift; and serves as the technology
chair for EMBRACE (Emphasizing
Brotherhood Across Campus Effectively), a
committee of the Black Student Movement.
The first Light on the Hill Society
Scholarships were awarded to two freshmen,
Allyson Denise Diggins of Garner and
Katherine Elizabeth Demby of Chapel Hill.
Inducted into the Golden Rams Society
were Harvey Beech ’ 52 (LLB), J. Kenneth
Lee ’ 52 (LLBJD), James R. Walker Jr. ’ 52
(LLB), Major High ’ 53 (LLBJD), Dr. Edward
Diggs ’ 55 (MD), Donald Horton ’ 55 (MA),
Romallus Murphy ’ 56 (LLBJD), George
Greene ’57 (LLBJD), Daniel Lanier ’57 and
Dr. James Slade ’57 (MD). The awards for
Beech, Walker, High and Slade were given
The Black Alumni Reunion, established
in 1980, is administered by the GAA. ■
— Nancy Oates
A list of previous award winners is available
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