Diana M. Sarju (’07 JD) of Atlanta. Tanner Gray
Robinson (’04 BSBA) and Meghann Alexandra
Cohen (’03 AB) of Winston-Salem.
■ family addition
Caroline Fagg Tucker (’04) and H. Gibson Tucker
(’02 AB) of Camden, S.C.; a daughter, Elizabeth
Anderson Tucker, on Dec. 4, 2008.
’05 George Edwin “Eddie” Gray Jr. (’05 MEd)
of Raleigh has posted his 300th career
win as head men’s basketball coach at
Garner Magnet High School. In his 19 seasons as
coach, Gray’s players have included Donald E.
Williams (’ 95, ’ 96 AB), David West (New Orleans in
the NBA) and James Mays (Clemson). Robert Kyle
McKeever (’05 AB) of Chapel Hill has received a
master of arts degree in communication and leadership studies from Gonzaga University. In January,
McKeever presented his research on social media as
an instrument for promoting access to student loan
programs at the annual meeting of the Coalition of
Higher Education Assistance Organizations. Tasha
Renee Smith (’05 MPH) of Winston-Salem has been
appointed community program manager for the
N.C. Triad affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
which provides information and support for women
with breast cancer as well as funding for research.
Krysta Anne Davis (’05 BSBA) and Russell Bennett
Cearley (’05 AB) of Atlanta. Amanda Kay Harrelson
(’05 PD) and Thomas Lawson Templeton Jr. of
Statesville. Scott Daniel Sorrell (’05 AB) and
Heather Lynn Nelson of Raleigh.
’06 Meghan Leigh Horne (’06 AB) of Elgin,
Ill., has taken an assignment with the
youth and young adult ministries office
of the Church of the Brethren for 2008-09. She is
responsible for development and coordination of
the organization’s denominational summer and
youth work camps.
Michael Thomas Schexnayder (’06 BSBA), 24, of
Charlotte; Nov. 9, 2008. Schexnayder was a second-year student at the Charleston School of Law,
’07 Daphne Jennifer Childres (’07 MSIS) of
Murphy has been promoted to director
of the Nantahala Regional Library. J.
Andrew Eller (’07 AB) of Durham has joined Coldwell
Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties as a real
estate adviser specializing in the brokerage and leasing of office and retail properties. David A. Hubert
(’07 PhD) of Carrboro has been accepted into the new
Industrial Fellowships Program of the N.C. Biotechnology Center. Hubert is a crop physiologist at BASF
Plant Science, working to devise new ways to find
traits that allow plants to fend off infection and to tolerate drought and other stressful growing conditions.
Liisa Sundberg Smith (’07 PhD) of Raleigh has
been accepted into the new Industrial Fellowships
Program of the N.C. Biotechnology Center. Smith will
spend two years with Aldagen of Durham, conducting
research in new cell-therapy tests and exploring
product development and manufacturing methods.
David Jordan Whichard IV (’07 AB) has been
appointed by President Barack Obama as a trip coordinator for the White House scheduling and advance
staff. Story, page 65.
Erin Quinlan Gibson (’07 ABJM) and Ensign Ryan
Bridges (’07 AB) of El Cajon, Calif. Gibson has been
named defense reporter for the San Diego Daily
Transcript. She also is Family Readiness Group
coordinator for the Navy frigate where her husband
has been serving, on deployment to the Western
Pacific. Robert Mills Kennedy Jr. (’07 JD) and
Kathleen Peoples Tanner (’ 97 AB, ’01 JD) of
Raleigh. Diana M. Sarju (’07 JD) and Moses Kim
(’04 JD) of Atlanta. M. Virginia Webb (’07 BSBA,
’08 MAC) and Sebastian Andres Fortuno of
■ family addition
Lauren Elisabeth Garrison (’07 ABEd) and Jamie
Ashworth of West End; a son, Aidan Riley Garrison-
Ashworth, on Nov. 17, 2008.
’08 Steven Gregory Bell (’08 JD) of Burlington has joined Carruthers & Roth PA as
an associate and member of the business, tax and estates practice group. Mia R. Lowden (’08 PhD) of Claremont, Calif., was honored for
her academic work in biomedical sciences at the 15th
annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring hosted
by the Compact for Faculty Diversity. Lowden is a
postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Shawn Ahmed in
UNC’s genetics department. Jeremy Stephen
Shrader (’08 JD) of Greensboro has joined Carruthers
& Roth PA as an associate and member of the commercial real estate practice group. Elizabeth Ellen
Snell (’08) of Pinetops has returned to Louisiana to
work for a second time with the National Civilian Community Corps program of AmeriCorps. Snell is a team
leader for corps members feeding hundreds of volunteers at Camp Hope in St. Bernard, La.
Jeffrey Lyman Birdsong (’08 PhD) and Laurie Louise
Bazemore (’ 96 ABJM) of Chapel Hill.
■ family addition
Dr. Patrick D. Green (’08 MD) and Ha Vo Green (’ 99
BSBIO) of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; a son, Michael Dai
Green, on Oct. 3, 2008.
Jenna Nicole Seagraves (’08 AB), 23, of Harrisburg;
Dec. 4, 2008. Seagraves was studying for a master
of arts degree in teaching at East Carolina University.
She spent her senior-year Christmas holiday on a
medical mission trip to Haiti and worked annually
with Operation Warm-up to collect and distribute
clothing for children of Appalachia. At UNC, she was
a Carolina Teaching Fellows scholar.
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