■ family additions
Dabney Elliot Estile (’ 96 ABJM) and Kevin David
Estile of Charlotte; a son, Andrew Wolf Estile, on May
15, 2008. Lisa B. Ezzell-Weeks (’ 96 BSPHR) and
Daniel Ray Weeks Sr. of La Grange; a daughter, Marli
Louise Weeks, on Dec. 26, 2008. Paul A. Grygiel
(’ 96 MRP) and Christine Majorossy Grygiel of
Maplewood, N.J.; a son, Lucas George Grygiel, on
March 21, 2008. Becky Reavis (’ 96 AB) and
Christopher Lane Goodson (’ 94 ABJM) of Lincolnton;
a daughter, Lilith Maybelle Reavis-Goodson, on Nov.
21, 2008. Aaron Killian Spratt (’ 96 ABJM) and
Jacey Pittleman Spratt (’98 AB) of Washington, D.C.;
a son, Benjamin Killian Spratt, on Oct. 14, 2008.
Gail Cannon Harris “Candi” Tucker (’ 96 ABEd) and
Curtis Clay Tucker of Chocowinity; a son, Tate Harris
Tucker, on June 13, 2008.
Viva Linda-Lorick Foley (’ 96 AB), 34, of Salem, Ore.;
Jan. 28, 2009. Foley, a lawyer, earned a certificate in
sustainable environmental, energy and resource law.
Prior to entering law school, she had a variety of
positions, including working at a center for the support of families in Maryland.
David Aron Shapiro (’97 BSCH) and Hannah Herman
Shapiro (’98 AB) of Baltimore; a son, Ethan Jace
Shapiro, on Sept. 8, 2008. Tracy Reynolds Zeleskey
(’97 JD) and Jay Clark Zeleskey of Dallas, Texas; a
son, Zachary William Zeleskey, on Jan. 12, 2009.
’97 Carla Martin Cobb (’97 AB) of Raleigh
has become a partner at Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham. Cobb’s practice
focuses on workers’ compensation and civil liability
defense. Barbie Boswell Garrison (’97 BSRS) of
Mount Holly won the Best Choreography Award at the
White Lightening Talent Competition. Garrison, the
owner and director of Barbie’s Encore Dance Productions, choreographed the opening number for the
2008 Dance Machine National Talent Competition.
Trent Eugene Jernigan (’97 AB) of Winston-Salem
has been named a member of the firm by Womble
Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC. Jernigan focuses his
practice on the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and sale of retail, office and industrial properties. Emily Smith Pearce (’97 AB) of Charlotte
has published her first novel for children, Isabel and
the Miracle Baby. The novel, published by Front
Street Books, received a starred review in Publisher’s
Weekly. She blogs about writing and other topics at
Jennifer Dawn Simmerson (’97 BSBA) and Eric
Matthew Wood (’ 96 BSBA) of Mooresville.
■ family additions
Katie Hudson Collini (’97 BSPH) and Charles Weaver
Collini Jr. (’ 95 AB) of Durham; a son, Charles Finley
Collini, on Nov. 9, 2008. Christopher Todd Koegel
(’97 AB) and Sarah Neilans Koegel of Chevy Chase,
Md.; a son, John Frederick Koegel, on Nov. 6, 2008.
Dr. Bernard Guy LaRue (’97 BSPH) and Annie
Deshaies of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; a daughter,
Viviane LaRue, on Sept. 13, 2008. Dr. Mollie
Griswold Lotakis (’97 BSCH) and James Paul Lotakis
of Charlotte; a son, Hunter George Lotakis, on Oct. 28,
2008. Ryan Delaney Oxendine (’97 AB) and Sarah
Hager Oxendine (’98 AB) of Raleigh; a daughter, Sarah
Catherine Oxendine, on Jan. 28, 2009. Dr. William
Franklin Pendergraft III (’97 AB, ’03 PhD, ’08 MD)
and Trudy Buckingham Pendergraft (’00 MSPH) of
San Francisco; twin sons, Luke Franklin Pendergraft
and Isaac Swain Pendergraft, on Jan. 23, 2009.
’98 Elaine Hammond (’98 JD) of Menlo
Park, Calif., has been elected partner at
Friedman, Dumas & Springwater in San
Francisco, where she practices corporate bankruptcy
law. Charles Alan Pettigrew (’98 AB, ’04 JD) of
Charlotte has been named an associate in the financial services group at Poyner Spruill LLP.
■ family additions
Angela Harris Childers (’98 ABEd) and Kelly Wayne
Childers of Charlotte; a son, Cameron Wayne Childers,
on Sept. 30, 2008. Ellie Cavenaugh Floyd (’98 AB)
and Joey Randell Floyd of Columbia, S.C.; a daughter,
Mattie Reagan Floyd, on Jan. 30, 2009. Sarah
Hager Oxendine (’98 AB) and Ryan Delaney Oxendine
(’97 AB) of Raleigh; a daughter, Sarah Catherine
Oxendine, on Jan. 28, 2009. Leslie Skipper Seipp
(’98 AB) and Adam Ramsey Seipp (’98 AB, ’01 MA,
’05 PhD) of College Station, Texas; a son, Rowan
Kane Seipp, on July 8, 2008. Hannah Herman
Shapiro (’98 AB) and David Aron Shapiro (’97 BSCH)
of Baltimore; a son, Ethan Jace Shapiro, on Sept. 8,
2008. Jacey Pittleman Spratt (’98 AB) and Aaron
Killian Spratt (’ 96 ABJM) of Washington, D.C.; a son,
Benjamin Killian Spratt, on Oct. 14, 2008.
’99 D. Mark Billings (’99 MHA) of Matthews
has been named president of Presbyterian Healthcare, which comprises the
Greater Charlotte facilities of Novant Health.
Beverly Randolph Carter IV (’99 MBA) of Greenwich,
Conn., has been promoted to executive vice president at Nielsen IAG, a division of The Nielsen Co.,
which provides audience ratings and ad performance
data to TV networks and advertisers. Charles P.
“Chip” Gurkin (’99 AB) of Arlington, Va., has received
his master of public administration degree from
George Mason University, with a concentration in
environmental science and policy. Gurkin has been
named an environmental protection specialist with
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Brian
Dudley Roark (’99 JD) of Nashville has been elected
a member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. Roark, in the
Nashville office, specializes in handling complex
commercial litigation, including health care, securities and software litigation. Kaiya Pontinen Sandler (’99 AB) of Potomac, Md., has been named legislative counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security. Sandler works on issues involving port and
maritime security, counter-narcotics enforcement
and border security. Cynthia Roberts Webb (’99
AB) of Winterville has been named staff development coordinator at East Carolina University’s Brody
School of Medicine.
Cori Michelle Donaldson (’99 AB) and Alcide
Honore’ of Atlanta. Sarah Catherine Greer (’99
AB) and Adam Smith of St. Louis. Greer recently was
named assistant professor in the department of dermatology at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
David Riley Hinkle II (’99 AB) and Emily Elizabeth
Meisky of Greensboro.
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