about community news and her experiences as the
mother of an autistic child. Susan Bowers Kol-binsky (’ 83 BSN) of Duluth, Ga., completed a 10-year
quest to run a marathon in all 50 states with her run
in the Lewis and Clark Marathon in Bozeman, Mont.
ElChino Miro Martin (’ 83 AB) of Washington, D.C.,
has been named counsel to the real estate group of
Arent Fox LLP. Martin concentrates his expertise on
tax increment financing, industrial revenue bond
financing for commercial, educational and cultural
projects, and affordable housing projects. In 2008,
Chambers USA recognized him for exceptional standing in the legal community. Dr. Lynette Laylon
Smith (’ 83 DDS) of Mount Airy has been inducted as
a fellow of the International College of Dentists.
Smith serves on the board of directors of the UNC
Dental Alumni Association and was president of the
N.C. Academy of Dentistry (2006-07). Stephen
Michael Smith (’ 83 MPH) of Whiteville has received
the certified mediator credential from the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission. Smith, CEO of Interim
HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas Inc., will focus
on mediation of private disputes between health
care providers and payers and regulatory bodies.
Frank Charles Sullivan (’ 83 AB) of Bay Village, Ohio,
has been elected chairman and CEO for RPM International Inc., a maker of industrial coatings.
Anne MacDonald D’Annunzio (’ 83 ABJO) and J. Alan
Sappenfield (’ 83 AB) of Coronado, Calif.
■ family additions
Leake Little (’ 83 AB, ’ 87 MBA) and Holly Davidson of
San Francisco; a son, Andrew Bennett Davidson
Little, on Nov. 26, 2007. John David Mahoney (’ 83
AB) and Sarah Vicars Mahoney of West Palm Beach,
Fla.; a daughter, Caroline Grace Mahoney, on Sept.
Nathaniel Morton Hilliard Jr. (’ 83, ’ 82 MA), 51, of
Warrenton; May 7, 2008. Hilliard was a clerk in the
Durham County Library system. Susan Louise
Walsh (’ 83), 55, of Oak Park, Ill.; June 10, 2008.
On the Ball
When the Atlantic 10 Conference named ters, Agnus transferred after her freshman year ball and men’s basketball.
Bernadette McGlade ’ 80 its commis- to play at a smaller school, and Mickey blew out Several factors led her to
sioner in June, UNC fans could take pride. It her knee during her sophomore year and say yes to his offer. She profile
was in Chapel Hill that McGlade launched what became a student coach. Mickey finished at liked new experiences and
would become a high-profile career in college UNC in 1980 and later coached at San Diego knew if she missed coach-athletics, not only as a player but as a coach State before going into the restaurant business. ing she could return. She was 29 at the time. “I
and administrator. Agnus, whose last name today is Berenato, is [also] felt drained,” McGlade recalls, noting the
Today as A- 10 commissioner, she oversees the women’s basketball coach at the University demands of full-time coaching and part-time
a 14-school, 21-sport conference whose mem- of Pittsburgh.) administration. Furthermore, the captain of her
bers are in eight states and the District of Bernadette McGlade also went into coach- 1987-88 team and members of the player’s
Columbia, including UNC-Charlotte. The confer- ing. After graduating from UNC with an educa- family had died in a car wreck during the sea-ence is based in downtown Philadel- son. “It was a devastating thing to go
phia, fewer than 10 miles from through and to carry the whole team on
Gloucester City, N.J., where McGlade your shoulders,” she says.
was born and grew up. McGlade continued as associate ath-
ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE
Recruited to play basketball along letics director at Georgia Tech until
with her two sisters, Agnus ’ 80 and 1997. That’s when the Atlantic Coast
Mickey ’ 80, McGlade arrived in Chapel Conference came calling. “Bernie was
Hill in 1976. Though the sisters were my first hire when I took the job as the
all freshmen, Mickey and Agnus were commissioner of the ACC,” says John
three years and one year older, respec- Swofford ’ 71, who went to the ACC after
tively. The older McGlades had gradu- 17 years as UNC’s athletics director.
ated from high school before women’s “She brought a great deal of knowledge
scholarships were widely available and and experience from her coaching and
had been playing professionally in administrative positions at the institu-France. UNC coach Jennifer Alley tional level as well as her experience as
recruited the sisters as a group. “That an outstanding player at Carolina. She’s
was the deciding factor in going to a terrific person as well as an outstand-Chapel Hill,” Bernadette McGlade says. ing administrator.”
The “breadth of her portfolio” got Bernadette McGlade ’ 80 the job as Atlantic 10
commissioner, one official said. She has been a player, coach and administrator.
Not only were the sisters close, and McGlade spent 11 years at the ACC
top players at perennial state cham- building women’s basketball and work-pion Gloucester Catholic High School, the schol- ing on other endeavors, including the men’s
arships were essential. “I come from a family of basketball tournament, the inaugural ACC Foot-
10,” McGlade says. “When my father passed ball Championship and NCAA men’s and
away, there were still seven of us living at women’s playoffs. She also served on NCAA
home. Going to college was definitely predi- committees, including the eight-person group
cated on financial assistance, because our that in the late ’90s crafted handsome con-mom was a single parent.” tracts with CBS for the men’s basketball cham-
She went on to leave the biggest imprint on pionship and ESPN for the women’s.
the court. Though at 6 feet 1 inch she was “What really struck us was the breadth of
undersized for a center-forward, she became her portfolio,” Michael Graham, president of
UNC’s career rebounding leader, man or Xavier and of the Atlantic 10 Presidents’ Coun-woman, a record she still holds ( 1,251 career cil, told the Philadelphia Daily News when
rebounds). Her career average of 10. 34 McGlade was hired.
rebounds per game is a UNC best. “She was an “After interviewing three of the four candi-awesome player,” recalls teammate Aprille dates at our presidents’ meeting on May 1, we
Shaffer ’ 81. “She was going to bust her butt to were debating the merits of candidates one,
get to the ball, and bust her butt to do anything two and three until she came in,” Graham
to win.” recalled. “After she [interviewed], the conversa-
McGlade’s No. 14 jersey went on to hang in tion was over. It was very clear, very clear.”
Carmichael Auditorium. (In fairness to her sis- — Susan Shackelford ’ 76
tion degree, she served as a UNC graduate
assistant coach for a year while working on her
master’s in physical education. In 1981, Georgia Tech hired her to start a women’s basketball program, and at 23 she became the
youngest Division I women’s basketball coach
in the country at the time.
Her rapid ascension didn’t surprise Shaffer.
“She had such a high basketball IQ,” Shaffer
says. “She was also the calm, collected, never-got-rattled leader.”
In her third year at Georgia Tech, McGlade
became assistant athletics director in charge of
women’s sports and continued to coach. Five
years later, in 1988, she had to choose
between administration and coaching when
Athletics Director Homer Rice — who had
served in the same capacity at UNC from 1969
to 1975 — wanted to make her the associate
athletics director over all sports, including foot-