the Center for Complexity in Business. Karen
Vail-Smith (’ 77 AB) of Greenville has been awarded
the 2008 UNC System Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award. Vail-Smith is a
lecturer in the department of health education and
promotion in the College of Health and Human Performance at Eastern Carolina University. Fred
Amos Williams (’ 77 BSIR) of Hilton Head Island,
S.C., has joined Carson Realty as part of a Realtor
Michael Craig Rash (’ 77, ’ 76 BSPHR), 58, of New
Bern; Aug. 17, 2008. Rash was a pharmacist. He
served in the Air Force as a communications specialist. At UNC, he belonged to Phi Delta Chi, Rho
Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma. Ann Watkins (’ 77
MA), 60, of Decatur, Ga.; Oct. 19, 2008. Watkins
had a 32-year career with the Georgia Juvenile
Justice Department. David Whittington (’ 77
BSGEO), 53, of Fayetteville, Ark.; Sept. 2, 2008.
Whittington worked in industrial health safety at the
Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.
’ 78 Phil Jackson Ford Jr. (’ 78 BSBA) of
Raleigh has been inducted into the Twin
County Museum Hall of Fame. Ford is
assistant coach for the NBA Charlotte Bobcats and
former coach for the Tar Heels (1988-2000). He
played professionally for the New Jersey Nets, the
Milwaukee Bucks, the Kansas City Kings and the
Houston Rockets. Beth Lynne Lueck (’ 78 MA, ’ 83
PhD) of Milwaukee represented UNC at the inauguration of Richard Telfer as the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where she is an
associate professor of English. Maj. Gen. Frank
Joseph Padilla (’ 78 AB) of Hurst, Texas, after his
most recent rank promotion, has been named mobilization assistant to the commander, 9th Air Force
and U.S. Air Forces Central, at Shaw Air Force Base,
S.C. Rear Adm. Clifford Seawell Sharpe (’ 78 AB)
of Great Lakes, Ill., has accepted the Naval Service
Training Command after his most recent rank promotion. The facility, with about 50,000 graduates a
year, is responsible for all naval accessions training
with the exception of those who attend the U.S.
Naval Academy. Harry John Strek (’ 78 BSBOT) of
Weisbaden, Germany, has been named group
leader/biological research at Bayer CropScience in
Thomas Eugene Bland (’ 78 MRP), 57, of Suisun,
Calif.; Oct. 7, 2008. Bland was director of city planning in Suisun City and Rio Vista, Calif. Robert
Steven Bullock (’ 78 BSPHR), 54, of Cary; Sept. 8,
2008. Bullock was president of Respicare Pharmacy
Inc. At UNC, he was a member of Kappa Psi. J.
Stephen Dorsett (’ 78 BSPHR), 53, of Dolphin, Va.;
Aug. 26, 2008. Dorsett was a network manager for
IBM. Donald Wilson Houpe (’ 78 PhD), 67, of
Chapel Hill; Aug. 20, 2008. Houpe was foreign language coordinator at the N.C. School of Science and
Math since it began in 1980. He was a member of
the Esperanto League for North America.
’ 79 David Milton Carroll (’ 79 BSBA) of Charlotte has received the BSBA Alumni Merit
Award from the Kenan-Flagler Business
School. Carroll is senior executive vice president and
head of the capital management group at Wachovia
Corp. Robin Perry Costello (’ 79 AB) of Raleigh has
been named director of U.S. sales for Futures Inc.
Peter William Mitchell (’ 79 ABJO) of Winston-Salem
has been promoted to president and CEO of Woodbine, a brand revitalization agency. James Weatherly Neal Jr. (’ 79, ’ 78 BSBA) of Chapel Hill came in
second in his primary run against Kay Hagan for the
nomination as the Democratic candidate for U.S.
Senate from North Carolina. Cynthia Cole Rigsbee (’ 79 ABEd, ’03 MEd) of Durham has received the
Excellence in Teaching Award from the UNC School
of Education. Rigsbee, a sixth- and seventh-grade
reading resource teacher at Gravelly Hill Middle
School, was named the 2008-09 N.C. Teacher of the
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Christy Bauguess Alrjoub (’ 79), 53, of Raleigh; Sept.
19, 2008. Alrjoub was a sales associate with major
department stores in Raleigh and Wilmington.
Dale Edward Zinkeler (’ 79 AB), 51, of Charlotte; Oct.
28, 2008. Zinkeler was an investment executive with
Ferris Baker Watts Inc.
’ 80 Elisabeth Turner Bell-Loncella (’ 80
BSCH) of Johnstown, Pa., has been
named director of the Faculty Resource
Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
Alberto Grignolo (’ 80 PhD) of Wellesley Hills,
Mass., has received a Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Good Clinical Practice Journal. Grignolo is
corporate vice president and general manager for
PAREXEL International Corp., a global biopharma-ceutical services provider. Noah Vance Rogers
(’ 80 ABEd) of Greensboro has received a grant from
the U.S. Department of Education as principal of
Smith High School to implement Read 180, a reading intervention program. Smith will receive an initial grant of $636,288 over three years and as
much as $1 million over five years. Story, page 64.
David Tomberlin Stacks (’ 80 ABJO) of Augusta,
Ga., has joined Waddell & Reed Inc. as a financial
Carla Diane Bagley (’ 80 ABJO), 50, of Greensboro;
Sept. 9, 2008. Bagley was a features editor at the
News & Record in Greensboro. At UNC, she was a
Johnston Scholar. Cynthia Long Patterson (’ 80
BSPHR), 51, of Lewisville; Oct. 8, 2008. Patterson
practiced pharmacy for 16 years. Active in her
church, she served in the youth and women’s ministries. James Townsend Roach (’ 80 BSBA), 50,
of Greensboro; Sept. 9, 2008. Roach was president
of a realty company, a past president of the
Greensboro board of Realtors and a past Realtor of
the Year. He was active in the community as a board
member of the Bryan Family YMCA and in his
church, where he served as chairman of the administrative board and the long-range planning committee,
among other responsibilities. At UNC, he belonged to
Pi Kappa Phi.
’ 81 Barbara Holland Chapman (’ 81 PhD) of
Chapel Hill has received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the UNC
School of Education. Chapman, retired as principal
of New Hope Elementary School, played an integral
role in developing the N.C. Standard Course of Study.
She continues to consult with the N.C. New Schools
Project and serves as a master trainer with the N.C.
School Boards Association. Chapman is a past member of the GAA Board of Directors, representing the
School of Education’s alumni (1994-95). Lois
Deloatch (’ 81 AB) of Durham has released her fourth
Hymn to Freedom: Homage to Oscar
Peterson. The recording premiered at St. Joseph’s
Historic Foundation/Hayti Center in August and at a
CD release reception sponsored by the Gregory B.
Davis Foundation in Garysburg in September. Te
Anne Oehler (’ 81 MSW) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., has
been honored for outstanding public service to the
residents of Horry County by the S.C. Senate. Oehler
is a psychotherapist and clinical social worker in private practice. She also provides adoption services for
infants and children, geriatric care management and
expert witness testimony in death penalty trials.
Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal (’ 81 BSBA) of Tampa,
Fla., has been elected to the board of the New York
Pops. Swindal is senior vice president of New Stadium Public Affairs for the New York Yankees and
serves in a supervisory role for the New York Yankees
and Tampa Yankees Foundation.
’ 82 William Lee Ferguson (’ 82 AB) of
Lafayette, La., represented UNC at the
investiture of E. Joseph Savoie as president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
where he holds an endowed chair as associate professor of finance. Daniel Webster Rice III (’ 82
MSW) of Kinston has received the 2008 Governor’s
Award for Excellence for his work in public service.
Rice is the director of specialized services at Caswell
Development Center and the executive director for
Caswell Center Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization serving individuals and families with developmental disabilities in 38 counties in eastern North
Carolina. Karen Sinclair (’ 82 AB) of Raleigh celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of Sinclair & Co. Sinclair is founder, president and creative
director for the marketing agency.
Dr. Joseph Patrick Hatem (’ 82 MD, ’ 92 MPH) and
Anita Latitia Hickman of Southport.
W. Homer Lee Jr. (’ 82 BSPHR), 49, of Benson; Sept.
2, 2008. Lee was a pharmacist at Kerr Drug in Four
Oaks and an active member of his church. Ina
Sue Cannon Williams (’ 82 MSLS), 63, of Virginia
Beach, Va.; Oct. 7, 2008. Williams was a librarian at
Princess Anne High School for 19 years.
’ 83 Kelvin Leroy Bryant (’ 83) of Tarboro has
been inducted into the Twin County
Museum Hall of Fame in Rocky Mount.
Bryant, who played for the Philadelphia Stars and the
Washington Redskins, rushed for more than 3,200
yards as a running back at UNC, fourth highest at
the school. He is activity director for Britthaven in Tarboro. Janelle Booth Clevinger (’ 83 ABJO) of Wilson has taken over as writer of the column “On the
Map” for The Wilson Daily Times. Clevinger writes