retary for legislative affairs for the Department
of Homeland Security. Sural will serve as lead
liaison to the U.S. House for Secretary Michael
Chertoff. Anthony Andre Teague (’ 90
AB) of Hickory has been appointed vice president of merchandising-upholstery for Broyhill
Home Furnishings, where he will be co-leader
of the new Design Center of Excellence.
Dr. John Granville Alley Jr. (’ 90 AB, ’ 98
MD) and Elizabeth Grimes Purrington
(’ 93 AB, ’00 MBA) of Raleigh.
Jodie Miller Helms (’ 90 AB, ’ 91 BSPHR),
41, of Matthews; Dec. 7, 2007. Helms was a
pharmacist with Eckerd Drugs and Kaiser
Permanente. She was the leader of a Girl Scout
troop. Sarah Stone Johnston (’ 90 JD), 55,
of Wellesley, Mass.; Nov. 21, 2007. Johnston
was an editor and writer in the publishing
industry. Thuy Bui Smith (’ 90 AB), 39, of
New Canaan, Conn.; Oct. 21, 2007. Smith had
worked for the marketing agency Ogilvy &
Mather in New York. Deborah Anne
Sugg (’ 90 PhD, ’ 95 MSW), 56, of Durham;
Dec. 21, 2007. Sugg was a professor of special
education at N.C. Central University. In addition, she was a consultant and teacher for visually impaired children in Durham Public
Schools and a social worker for the Division of
Services for the Blind.
’ 91 Timothy Quaid Karcher (’ 91
AB) of Jersey City, N.J., has
become a partner at Dewey &
LeBoeuf LLP. Russell Benjamin Killen
(’ 91 AB) of Knightdale has been elected
mayor of Knightdale. Killen is a partner in the
litigation department of Parker Poe Adams &
Bernstein LLP. David Curtis Smith (’ 91
AB) of Durham has been appointed to the
board of trustees for the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. Smith is a lawyer with
Herring McBennett Mills & Kratt and president-elect of the N.C. Association of Health
■ family additions
Tracey Vacca Atkinson (’ 91 ABJM) and
Keith Frederick Atkinson (’ 99 JD) of
Charlotte; a daughter, Elise Catherine
Atkinson, on Oct. 31, 2007. Kimberly
Webster Floyd (’ 91 AB) and Jonathan Daniel
Floyd of Raleigh; a son, Nicholas Charles
Floyd, on July 24, 2007.
Debra Lee McClinton (’ 91 AB), 39, of San
Francisco; Nov. 18, 2007. McClinton moved
to San Francisco in 1993 and had her own
photography studio. Her photographs
appeared in national publications, including
Newsweek, Wired, People and Country Living,
and in numerous gallery showings.
’ 92 Matthew Patrick Bright (’ 92
AB) of Forest City has been
named to the board of trustees
for Rutherford Hospital. Bright is a financial
adviser with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. L. Taylor Harrell III (’ 92
BSBA) of Ahoskie has been promoted to vice
president and regional business development
officer for Southern Bank. P. Bradley
Southerland (’ 92 BSBA) of Wilmington has
joined Senn Dunn Insurance as insurance
adviser for the company’s new Wilmington
office. Dr. Clifford Roberts Wheeless
III (’ 92 MD) of Oxford has launched
wheelessonline.com, a free, online textbook
that includes more than 11,000 pages and
5,000 images explaining orthopaedic conditions, injuries and treatments, updated daily.
Wheeless has offices in Louisburg, Henderson
and Wake Forest and coordinates Franklin
Regional Medical Center’s orthopaedics division. He started the online medical textbook
for his honors thesis at Duke University and
donated the rights to Duke in 2004. He continues to serve as chief editor.
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