American Revolution and National Society
Colonial Dames XVII Century and an avid
international traveler. Josephine Ziona
Woll (’ 72 MA, ’ 75 PhD), 57, of Chevy Chase,
Md.; March 12, 2008. Woll was a professor of
Russian at Howard University. She also was an
author and editor.
’ 73 Charles Franklin Blackburn
Jr. (’ 73) of Raleigh has received a
2008 Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award
from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in
recognition of his work as a literary artist.
Blackburn and T. James Dickerson Jr. (’ 73
AB, ’ 80 MSLS) of Chapel Hill, Steven
William Esthimer (’ 73 AB) of Chapel Hill,
Dr. Thomas Ballard Cole (’ 88 MPH) and
Spence Foscue have released their debut CD,
Shotgun Wedding. Their band, When Cousins
Marry, began as a rock-and-blues cover band
25 years ago, but now writes songs ranging
from rock to country, blues and beyond.
John Edward Mickey (’ 73 BSBA) of Clem-mons has been recognized as a leader in production with MassMutual Financial Group.
Mickey is a principal of Holden Mickey &
Mickey Inc. Thomas Hart Sayre (’ 73 AB)
of Raleigh has received a 2008 Sam Ragan
Fine Arts Award from St. Andrews Presbyterian
College in recognition of his work as a sculptor and public artist. Sayre was profiled in the
May/June 2008 issue of the Review. Susan
Rowland Waters (’ 73 ABEd) of Oxford has
been elected to the area board of RBC Cen-tura. Waters is a managing partner of the CPA
firm Phillips, Dorsey, Thomas, Waters & Braf-ford PA.
Margaret Bowers Barrett (’ 73, ’ 97 AB; ’03
MAT), 60, of Chapel Hill; April 11, 2008.
Barrett was among the first bus drivers in the
Chapel Hill bus system and had also been a
pastry chef and run a sewing business. For the
past 20 years, she was an English-as-a-second-language teacher with the Burlington School
System. Barbara Britt Muse (’ 73 ABEd),
56, of Charlotte; Feb. 29, 2008. Muse taught at
West Charlotte High School and was an active
volunteer in her church. Thomas Herman
Nixon (’ 73), 56, of Nags Head; March 19,
2008. Nixon was a commercial fisherman.
Allen Buford Sanders (’ 73 PhD), 89, of
Burlington; March 25, 2008. Sanders retired
from Elon College, where he had been chairman of the department of business administration. The college presented him its Elon
Medallion in 1997 for his loyalty and service.
In 1999, he was named Alamance County’s
Citizen of the Year. His community activities
included serving on the board of The ARC of
North Carolina and its Life Guardianship
Council. The ARC also named him its
Volunteer of the Year. He was on the mayor’s
council on disabilities and worked with the
Special Olympics, had been county campaign
chairman for several Democratic candidates to
the legislature and worked with the Allied
Churches of Alamance County. Previously, he
served in the Navy as a supply corps officer for
more than 20 years. Robert Allan Weir
(’ 73 PhD), 84, of Knoxville, Tenn.; March 21,
2008. Weir had a 22-year career in the Navy,
where he was recognized as an expert pistol
marksman. He later earned a doctorate in
finance and joined the University of Tennessee
as a professor until his 1989 retirement.
’ 74 Barbara Ann Baker (’ 74 MSLS)
of Durham has retired as vice president for student support services
at Durham Technical Community College
after more than 35 years in libraries and student services in N.C. community colleges.
Dennis Alvin Wicker (’ 74 AB) of Sanford
has joined Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn.
Wicker, who served as N.C. lieutenant governor from 1993 to 2001, will be part of the
Columbus, Ohio, law firm’s expansion into
Raleigh. Diane Carol Wilson (’ 74 BSN,
’ 76 MSN) of Gainesville,Va., was named professor emerita after retiring as interim dean of
nursing at Northern Virginia Community College. Wilson, who has taught at the college
since 1978, was named professor of nursing in
1994 and program head in 1999.
Joshua Warren Munden III (’ 74 BSBA), 56,
of Rocky Mount; March 9, 2008. Munden was
owner and CEO of Simmons & Harris and
Metro Maintenance in Rocky Mount. He was
serving as chairman of the Rocky Mount
planning board and was a past member of the
Rocky Mount City Council, among numerous
civic responsibilities. He received the Rocky
Mount Realtor of the Year Award and the
Distinguished Service Award, and his company
received the Service to Humanity Award. He
was an Eagle Scout. At UNC, he was eminent
commander of Sigma Nu. Sylvia Knopp
Polgar (’ 74 PhD, ’ 81 MSW), 79, of
Wilmington;April 9, 2008. Polgar lectured at
UNC before becoming a faculty member at
UNC-Wilmington for almost 20 years, teaching sociology, social work and anthropology.
She volunteered in Wilmington, focusing on
relations among ethnic groups and improvement of public health.
’ 75 Kenneth LeRoy Eudy Jr. (’ 75
ABJO) of Raleigh has been
elected to the board of directors
for the N.C. Center for Public Policy
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