Thomas Glenn Rowland (’ 77 CGREd), 80, of
Gastonia; Jan. 22, 2008. Rowland was involved in
teaching and administration with the Gaston County
school system for 38 years. For his contributions to
his church and community, he received the
Volunteer of the Year Award and Lay Person of the
’ 78 ■ family addition
Ralph Edward Petrillo (’ 78 BSIR) and
Mia Alvarez Petrillo of Bronxville, N. Y.; a daughter,
Sophia Toni Petrillo, on July 18, 2008.
Vickie Stewart McClain (’ 78 ABEd), 50, of Greensboro,
Ga.; May 29, 2008. McClain owned the Granite
Shoals Marina in Greene County until she sold the
business in 2005 and retired. J. Christian Miller
(’ 78 BSBA), 51, of Glencoe, Ill.; July 21, 2008. Miller
held executive sales positions with national and
international responsibilities and started his career
with General Motors and Mobil Oil. He worked for
several start-up software companies, including Alcar
in Chicago, Metasolv in Texas and Digital Fairway in
Canada. He was active in Boy Scouts.
’ 79 Mark Lashley Clapp (’ 79 BSIR) of
Burlington has been named head coach
for the Williams High School men’s basketball team, the Bulldogs. Clapp also directs the
Williams High School Academy of Finance. Janet
F. Ramsey (’ 79 BSBA, ’ 83 MBA) of Durham has contributed a chapter, “Optimizing Your Wealth: It’s Not
Just About Money,” to the book Stop & Think: Important Financial Advice For You and Your Family. Ramsey is president of the Premier Advisor Group LLC.
’ 80 Dr. Mark Edward Hyman (’ 80 AB; ’ 84,
’ 83 DDS) of Greensboro was keynote
speaker at a meeting of the Cornwall
Independent Dental Practitioners, a group of dentists
from southwestern Britain. Hyman has a cosmetic
and family dentistry practice. Paul Martin Newby
(’ 80 JD) of Raleigh has been elected a vice president
of the N.C. Bar Association. Newby serves on the
N.C. Supreme Court.
’ 81 Derrick Sherrod Boone Sr. (’ 81 AB) of
Clemmons has retired as a captain in
the Navy. As a part of the ceremony on
the USS Constitution, Boone was the commissioning
speaker for the Boston Consortium NROTC and commissioned his son, Ensign Derrick S. Boone Jr. Boone
is an associate professor of marketing at Wake Forest University’s Babcock School of Management.
Paul Leslie Harrell (’ 81 BSBA) of Charlotte has been
promoted to director-business sales, service and
support at Windstream Corp. (formerly Alltel).
Clarke Robertson Starnes III (’ 81 BSBA) of Clemmons has been named chief credit officer with
BB&T, where he has been manager of the specialized lending group.
Stephen Francis Goldman (’ 81 MS), 56, of Pittsboro;
June 30, 2008. Goldman was senior staff engineer
with Sun Microsystems. He was an IFR-rated pilot
who was halfway through building a five-seat fiber-