he was chairman of Wayne County United
Way. He served in the Army.
’ 66 Emily Padgett Albera (’ 66
ABEd) of Bath has been elected
to the faculty senate at Beaufort
County Community College, where she is a
developmental English, reading and study skills
instructor. Rachel Smith Bonds (’ 66
MEd) of Benson has been recognized as a Living Legend by the Johnston County Board of
Education. Bonds is the former principal of
Benson Elementary School and retired in 1981
after 45 years in education. Dr. P. Eugene
Brown (’ 66, ’ 69 MD) of Hickory has retired
from his practice at the Hickory Orthopaedic
Center. Anne Whitaker Peedin (’ 66 BSN)
of Selma has resigned from the board of commissioners for Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Peedin served on the board for 10 years after
retiring as assistant vice president of nursing
service at Johnston Memorial, where she
worked for 44 years.
Richard John Godfrey (’ 66 MSW), 77, of
Kenly; Nov. 7, 2007. Godfrey retired as an
assistant professor of psychiatry at Bowman
Gray School of Medicine. He also worked for
the Department of Social Services with youth
and alcoholism programs. He served in the Air
Force before attending college. Bobby
Williams (’ 66), 63, of Jacksonville; Jan. 11,
2007. Williams was a licensed surveyor and
worked in North Carolina and Florida.
’ 67 H. Marvin Averett (’ 67 AB) of
Colonial Heights, Va., served as
2007 presiding master of Bland-ford Lodge No. 3, 29th Masonic District of the
Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted
Masons of Virginia. J. Joseph Hackney
(’ 67 AB, ’ 70 JD) of Chapel Hill has received a
William R. Davie Award. The award, the highest award given by UNC’s Board of Trustees, is
named for the Revolutionary War hero considered to be the father of the University. Hackney is serving his 14th term in the N.C. House
of Representatives. In 2007, he was elected
House Speaker and received the Excellence in
State Leadership Award from the National
Conference of State Legislatures.
John Faulkner Cornelius (’ 67, ’ 69 AB), 62,
of Charlotte; Nov. 1, 2007. Cornelius was president of Carolina Mailboxes Inc., which he
founded. Previously, he had a 25-year career
with PCA International. At UNC, he played
on the football team and belonged to Sigma
Alpha Epsilon. Donna Stewart
Fredrickson (’ 67), 65, of Gettysburg, Pa.;
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IT’S WHERE YOU BELONG.
CAROLINA ANNUAL FUND
As a young alumnus, Matt
Hocking ‘01 and his wife Shanna
know that giving to Carolina is important, because every
dollar opens a door of opportunity for someone.
Both Hockings grew up in Charlottesville, Va. A Tar Heel
from birth, Matt always knew he would come to UNC. He
earned his psychology degree here before enrolling in graduate
school at the University of Alabama.
Shanna went to Columbia University, where she studied
psychology as well. Her experiences with student scholarships
set her on the path to a career in fund-raising. Now the
Director of Leadership Gifts at Alabama, Shanna said “I realize
the importance of private funds for all institutions.”
“We feel like we want to give people the opportunities that
we had, and we feel like UNC is the best place for our money
to do that,” Matt said.
“UNC has an important role in the state of North Carolina,”
The Hockings have supported the Chancellor’s University
Fund and the Center for Jewish Studies. They structure their gift
as a monthly charge on a credit card. This way, they said, they
can divide up their total gift by 12, and not think about it again.
“It makes it no hassle for us,” Matt said. “We make our yearly
contribution, and get credit card miles. It’s an easy way to do it.”
The Hockings want other alumni to realize how easy and
rewarding giving back can be.
“There’s never a better time than right now, and Carolina
needs all of us,” Shanna said.
For more information
about the Carolina
Annual Fund, visit
or contact Beth Braxton
‘ 88, Director of Annual
Giving, at beth_
Make your unrestricted
gift to the Chancellor’s
University Fund to be
used where it’s needed
most, or designate it to
any school, department
or unit on campus.