Dr. Albert James Osbahr III (’ 80 AB, ’ 85 MD) of Hickory has been named president of the N.C. Medical
Society. Osbahr is medical director at the Catawba
Valley Medical Center, Occupational Health Services.
Ellen Young Hull (’ 80 AB) and Edwin Moore Woltz
Sr. (’ 80 BSBA) of Mount Airy.
’ 81 Diane Gupton Becton (’ 81 BSADJ) of
Raleigh has been promoted to senior
vice president at Wachovia Corp. Becton
is the national commercial customer service director
for the Wachovia Dealer Services Division.
Christopher Charles Froman (’ 81 BSIR) of Naples, Fla., has
been promoted to president and CEO at Pomeroy IT
Solutions Inc. in Hebron, Ky. Walter Sturdivant Jr.
(’ 81 AB) of Durham delivered the keynote address at
the December graduation ceremony for the Moore
County Leadership Institute. Sturdivant has returned
as president and general manager of WCHL, the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro radio station where he began
his broadcast career in 1981.
Alton Frederick Markland (’ 81 AB), 50, of Advance;
Nov. 10, 2008.
’ 82 Jeffrey Page Bronnenberg (’ 82 BSBA)
of Hickory has been named to the board
of directors for Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Bronnenberg is president of Four Oaks Capital Management LLC. Lisa McNew Chapman (’ 82 BSZOO,
’07 EdD) of Sanford has been promoted to vice president of instruction for Central Carolina Community
College. F. Todd Johnson (’ 82 AB) of Norfolk, Conn.,
has published his debut novel, The Sweet By and By,
based on journal writings from time spent with his
grandmothers. Johnson is a producer whose work
includes the Broadway production of The Color Purple.
The show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best
Musical in 2006. Kim Goforth Simpson (’ 82 AB) of
Charlotte has received certification from the National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Simpson
teaches English as a second language at A.L. Brown
High School. Patricia Bridger Weeks (’ 82 AB) of
Spring Hope has been appointed to the board of
trustees for Nash Community College by the Nash
County Board of Education. Weeks is involved in the
Daughters of the American Revolution-Colonel Polk
Betsy Ferrell Durway (’ 82 BSPH) and R. Graham
Williams Jr. (’ 77 ABJO) of Union, S.C.
’ 84 Deborah Pelone Brown (’ 84 JD) of
Statesville has been elected District
Court judge for Judicial District 22A, covering Iredell County. Anthony Eugene Costa Jr.
(’ 84, ’ 88 MRP) of Arlington, Va., has been named acting commissioner of the U.S. General Services
Administration Public Buildings Service. Charles
Richard Engle Jr. (’ 84) of Greensboro was featured
in a documentary, Running the Sahara, about his
111-day run across the Sahara Desert in 2007 with
fellow ultra-marathoners Ray Zahab of Canada and
Kevin Lin of Taiwan. Proceeds from the film benefit
the H2O Africa Foundation, a project Engle initiated
to address the scarcity of clean drinking water he
saw during his run. Louis Langdon Warren (’ 84
BSIR) of Greenville was the winter commencement
speaker at East Carolina University. Warren teaches
curriculum and instruction at ECU and received the
2008 UNC System Board of Governor’s Award for
Excellence in Teaching.
John Lee Elliott (’ 84 AB) and Teresa Eileen McFadden
of Fayetteville. Elliott also has been named senior
vice president and regional credit administrator for
New Century Bank’s south region.
George Carruthers Covington (’ 84 JD), 55, of
Charlotte; Dec. 9, 2008. A lawyer, Covington was a
partner in the law firm of Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell
& Hickman for 16 years. In 2007, he became a partner
with King & Spaulding to help establish a Charlotte
office. He was a member of the American Law
Institute, the Judicial Conference of the 4th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals and other organizations
related to the law. He was active in his church,
where he had been a deacon, and was chairman of
the board of directors of the McColl Center for Visual
Arts and a member of the board of directors of the
Uptown Homeless Shelter. At UNC, he was a member
of Order of the Coif and articles editor of Law
’ 85 A. Everette James III (’ 85 AB) of West
Chester, Pa., has been named secretary
of the Pennsylvania Department of
Health. Before joining the Commonwealth, James was
a partner and of counsel in the Washington, D.C.,