tion. Bircher heads the New Bern office of White &
Allen. Christopher Zemp Campbell (’ 92 AB, ’ 96
JD) of Asheville has been named general counsel for
the Jackson County public schools. Campbell practices with Roberts & Stevens PA, where he focuses
on civil litigation, education law and construction law.
Matthew Foster Heyd (’ 92 AB) of New York represented UNC at the inauguration of Serene Jones as
the president of Union Theological Seminary. Heyd is
the associate director of Trinity Church in Manhattan.
Trevy A. McDonald (’ 92 MA, ’95 PhD) of Durham
has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from
the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. McDonald is
president of Reyomi Global Media Group Inc., an
adjunct faculty member in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an author of
adult and children’s fiction. Kelly Crummie Wright
(’ 92 AB) of Sanford has been named coordinator for
the United Way of Lee County 2008-09 campaign.
Wright is a real estate broker with Forbes Real
■ family additions
Catherine Pinckert Amelio (’ 92 ABJM) and Vincent
Patrick Amelio of Brooklyn, N. Y.; a daughter, Sophia
Victoria Amelio, on June 16, 2008. Nathan
Bedford Cline (’ 92 AB) and Caroline E. Averch (’ 94
AB) of Silver Spring, Md.; a son, Eavenson Reilly
Cline, on July 10, 2008. Dr. Anne Hillman
Stephens (’ 92 BSPH, ’ 93 MPH, ’ 97 MD) and Dr.
John Ruan Stephens (’ 91 AB, ’ 97 MD) of Chapel Hill;
a daughter, Emma Winston Stephens, on Aug. 28,
2008. Ashley Taylor Wall (’ 92 AB) and Benjamin
Evans Wall (’ 88 MSPH) of Wilmington; a son, Henry
Taylor Wall, on July 22, 2008.
Michelle Lynn Mayer (’ 92 MPH, ’ 97 PhD), 39, of
Durham; Oct. 11, 2008. Mayer was a research
assistant professor in the School of Public Health at
UNC and a research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps
Center for Health Services Research. She was active
in the Triangle Scleroderma Support Group and
founded the Elizabeth Ministry at St. Thomas More
Catholic Church. Before coming to UNC, she was a
health economics consultant for the World Bank
and a clinical research associate at Stanford
year-old Jini de Foneska as she grows up in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in the
South. Story, page 64. Canessa Lockhart
Stafford (’ 93 MSW) of Burlington has been installed
as pastor of Bethesda Presbyterian Church of
Statesville. Jennifer Herrera Willis (’ 93 AB) of
Cary has been named director of governmental relations with the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges.
Joseph Edward Seagle (’ 93 AB) and Philip W.
Richardson of Orlando, Fla.
■ family additions
Christina Anne Lund (’ 93 AB) and Jim Beattie of
West Allis, Wis.; twin boys, Matthew James Beattie
and Joshua Frank Beattie, on Feb. 16, 2008.
Mary Sebik Rhyne (’ 93 BSBA) and Jonathan
Stewart Rhyne (’ 93 AB) of Wilmington; a son, Jacob
Augustin Rhyne, on June 22, 2008. Edward Sean
Ryan (’ 93, ’ 94 AB) and Margot McAnaney Ryan of
New York; a son, James Francis Ryan, on Oct. 2,
2007. Amanda Dill Schoden (’ 93 AB) and
Christopher John Schoden of Wake Forest; adopted
a daughter, McKinley Joslyn Schoden, born May 25,
Maurice Bennett (’ 93 BSBA), 37, of Atlanta; Sept. 1,
2008. Bennett, a lawyer, had his own criminal
defense and entertainment practice. Previously, he
was assistant solicitor in DeKalb County. At UNC, he
belonged to Kappa Alpha Psi, Order of the Bell Tower
’ 93 John Martin Hicks Hart Jr. (’ 93 MAC) of
Greensboro has won the Edgar Award
for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers
of America for his second book, Down River. Chris
Neal (’ 93 BSBA) of Chapel Hill and John Jay Whittington IV (’ 93 AB) of Raleigh, co-founders of
BlueStripe Software, launched the company’s virtual software management product, FactFinder, at
the 2008 VMworld conference. BlueStripe was a
finalist for the N.C. Technology Association’s Early
Stage Company of the Year. Neal is CEO of
BlueStripe. Whittington is vice president, business
development. Amanda Dill Schoden (’ 93 AB) of
Wake Forest has been promoted to associate director, North American hematology/oncology for PPD, a
contract research organization. Hasanthika
Sirisena (’ 93 AB) of Jackson Heights, N. Y., has
received a 2008 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s
Award. Sirisena, a Sri Lankan-American and an
adjunct lecturer at City College of New York, is working on a short story collection and a coming-of-age
novel, Edenboro, that traces the experience of 15-
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