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issues. Among her honors, she was chair of the
Health Law Section of the American Bar Association
and the Academic Medical Center Committee of the
American Health Lawyer Association. She was
named among the N.C. Super Lawyers and was listed in Best Lawyers in America in health care law and
among the top 50 women in health care law in
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’ 90 William Gaither “Billy” Crudup (’ 90 AB)
of New York has received the 2008 PlayMaker Distinguished Achievement
Award. Crudup won a 2007 Tony Award for best performance by a featured actor for his role in
of Utopia. His film credits include Big Fish (2003),
Mission Impossible III (2006) and The Good Shepherd (2006). Crudup will portray J. Edgar Hoover in
the upcoming film Public Enemies, and the superhero Dr. Manhattan in the film version of the graphic
novel Watchmen. Brian Keith Matney (’ 90 MAT,
’ 92 PhD) of Virginia Beach, Va., was invited to participate in the Oxford Roundtable at Oxford University’s
Harris Manchester College in England, where he
joined 36 educators from 18 states and six countries
to discuss “Achieving Excellence in Education.” Matney is principal of Frank W. Cox High School.
Jeffrey Antonio Simms (’ 90 AB, ’ 96 MSPH) of Raleigh
has been named director of professional development and alumni relations in the department of
health policy and management at the UNC School of
Catherine Claire “Katy” Crum (’ 90 AB) and Bo
Pham of Washington, D.C.
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Michael A. Kolb (’ 90 AB, ’ 93 JD) and Katharine
Rainey “Kitty” Kolb (’ 98 AB) of Huntersville; a son,
Zebulon Lee Kolb, on March 24, 2008. Stephanie
Roach Thacker (’ 90 BSN) and Christopher Charles
Thacker of Cleveland, Tenn.; a son, Max Edward
Thacker, on June 30, 2008.
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’ 91 Charles McKinley Brittain III (’ 91 ABJM)
of Fayetteville and William Odum
Richardson (’ 77 AB) have opened a law
practice, Richardson & Brittain PLLC in Fayetteville,
specializing in civil litigation, personal and auto
injury, and criminal law.
Amy Jo Ballantine (’ 91 BSBA) and Christopher
David Ellis (’ 91 AB) of Raleigh.
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Sarah Henderson Harriss (’ 91 AB) and Andrew
Baxter Harriss of Charlotte; a son, Alexander
Johnston Harriss, on Sept. 12, 2008. Sarah
Vandenberg Pulliam (’ 91 AB) and Andy Pulliam (’ 87
AB) of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Alice Isley Pulliam,
on Oct. 3, 2008. Dr. John Ruan Stephens (’ 91 AB,
’ 97 MD) and Dr. Anne Hillman Stephens (’ 92 BSPH,
’ 93 MPH, ’ 97 MD) of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Emma
Winston Stephens, on Aug. 28, 2008.
’ 92 John Charles Bircher III (’ 92 BSADJ) of
New Bern spoke about the growing
prevalence of bankruptcies at the program “Basics of Bankruptcy: A Practical Guide for the
New Practitioner,” presented by the N.C. Bar Associa-