Alumna Becomes First Woman to Chair
UNC System Board of Governors
For the first time, the UNC System
Board of Governors will be led by a
woman. Hannah Dawson Gage ’ 75
was elected to a two-year term as chair.
Gage graduated with a journalism
degree and went on to found and, for a
time, own Cape Fear Broadcasting Co. She
served on the UNC-Wilmington Board of
Trustees for eight years before being
elected to the BOG in 2001.
Gage is currently chair of the board’s
personnel and tenure committee, and she
previously chaired the committees on educational planning, policies and programs
and the audit committee. She served as co-chair of the Tuition Policy Task Force and
the Task Force on Teacher Recruitment
and Retention, the University-Community
College Task Force, the Presidential Search
Committee and the UNC Tomorrow
Gage lives in Wilmington, grew up in
Fayetteville and has family ties to multiple
UNC campuses. She serves on the boards
of WHQR Public Radio and Wachovia
Peter Hans ’ 91 was elected vice chair.
Hans is a Raleigh government relations
consultant and a member of the BOG
since 2003. He grew up in Southport and
Hendersonville and graduated with a
degree in political science. Early in his
career, he worked in Washington, D.C., as
senior policy adviser to then-U.S. Sen.
Lauch Faircloth and then-U.S. Rep. (now
U.S. Sen.) Richard Burr. Hans recently
completed a six-year term on the State
Board of Community Colleges.
Gage’s term as head of the 16-campus
policy-making body began July 1.
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Rameses Dies After Head Butt; Son Pablo Becomes Rameses XVIII
The white woolen symbol of Car- Hogan wrapped the wound and gave seems like he’s in the making of a real nice
olina was a picture of calm and Rameses penicillin. He rebounded but ram. He’s nice as his dad right now.”
gentleness on the hectic Kenan relapsed. In 1924, Hogan’s grandfather, Henry
Stadium sideline. His easygoing disposition “He got to where he was suffering, and Hogan ’ 24, began the family’s tradition of
and slow-to-startle nature while fans he’s not where he’s suffering anymore,” said caring for the successive rams, all named
screamed and fireworks burst above him Hogan, who has a degree in animal hus- Rameses, that otherwise could have
made Rameses XVII an exceptional mem- bandry from N.C. State University and has become the targets of marauding students
ber of the long line, said Rob Hogan, who treated livestock and cattle all of his life. and rival schools. The elder Hogan had
took over from his father as Rameses’ Rameses XVII was retired after the Duke been a member of UNC’s football team in
keeper in 1995. game last fall, Hogan said. Pablo, named by 1924, the year in which UNC adopted the
But the Tar Heel mascot will guard the Hogan’s sons, is newly dubbed Rameses ram as its mascot.
Kenan hedges no more. He died April 24 X VIII. He’ll be trained to be led, to get
after an infection took hold of the wound in and out of the pickup truck to
where one of his spiral-shaped horns was get to the games, to have his horns
knocked off in a head-butting bout with painted blue, to be combed with a
his son Pablo. wool brush and to be washed to
The two were butting “quite hard” in make his creamy yellow wool
the field on the 180-acre farm where they turn white.
lived, Hogan said — not unusual behavior “So the best thing
for two rams — but Rameses was no match I can say is that he’s
for his younger and stronger son. Pablo, a 3- in training and com-year-old Horned Dorset, is 20 pounds heav- ing along real well,”
ier than his father, who was 8 years old. Hogan said. “He
SARAH MCCARTY ARNESON ’ 96
“Rameses is quite old, so his age worked
against him, his horns might have been
brittle,” Hogan said.“His horn just was broken off at the skull — just a little nub.”
“It’d be like an elderly man fighting a
teenager,” Hogan added. “It just was too