Chicago has received the 2009 Maurice Weigle
Exceptional Young Lawyer Award from the Chicago
Bar Foundation in recognition of his work representing indigent individuals, devoting more than 1,000
hours to pro bono matters in 2008. Vail, an associate with Jenner & Block, is a member of the firm’s
complex commercial litigation practice. u Clark
Christopher Walton (’ 99 BSMS) of Charlotte has
been named 2008-09 Young Lawyer of the Year by
the Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyers Section.
Walton has been elected District 9 representative to
the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Assembly. u Caroline Willingham (’ 99 AB) of Boulder, Colo., graduated summa cum laude from the
accelerated bachelor’s of nursing program at the University of Colorado. Willingham has been admitted to
the graduate nurse residency program at the University of Colorado Hospital, where she is a registered
nurse in the surgical intensive care unit.
Kathryn Stacie Corbett (’ 99 ABJM) and Patrick Howell
Knight of Charlotte. u Jessica Dale Griffith (’ 99
ABEd, ’00 MAT) and Forrest Brent Sutton of Marion.
; family additions
Denise Pennell Johnson (’ 99 AB, ’02 BSN) and C.
Wesley Johnson of Raleigh; a son, Carter Wesley
Johnson, on April 8, 2009. u Gibson Pate McMahon
(’ 99 ABJM) and Aris J. McMahon of Alexandria, Va.; a
son, John Pate McMahon, on May 6, 2009. u Dr.
Kendra Hunt Ross (’ 99 BSBIO, ’03 MD) and Brian
Jason Ross (’ 98 AB) of Greensboro; a son, Isaac Aiden
Ross, on July 5, 2009. u Cara Faulkner Ward (’ 99 AB,
’00 MAT) and Brandon Taylor Ward (’ 99 AB) of
Wilmington; a daughter, Mary Hampton Ward, on
May 23, 2009.
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General Alumni Association
’00 Krista Michelle Bremer (’00 MA) of Carrboro has been selected to receive a 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s
Award. Bremer, associate publisher of The Sun, will
use the $25,000 grant to travel to North Africa to
explore and write about family life with a focus on
the concepts of femininity and freedom for women in
Muslim and Western cultures. u William Foster
Hayes (’00 AB) of Delaware, Ohio, has joined the
Coalition for Christian Outreach. Hayes will be working with students at Ohio Wesleyan University as
assistant chaplain. u Linda Findley Kozlowski (’00
MA) of Hong Kong has been named director, international corporate communications, with Alibaba.com,
a business-to-business e-commerce company. u
Andrew James McKay (’00 BSBA) of Raleigh has
achieved the certified financial planner designation.
McKay is a financial adviser with UBS Financial Services.
; family additions
Julianna Biser Brookshire (’00 BSBIO, ’02 MPT, ’08
DPT) and Tim Brookshire (’00 AB, ’06 MBA) of
Charlotte; a son, Adam Barefoot Brookshire, on June
23, 2009. u Kathryn DeBerry Coates (’00 AB) and
Andrew Ian Coates (’00 MA) of Kenosha, Wis.; twins,
a daughter, Chloe Wheeler Coates, and a son, Ian
Michael Coates, on June 19, 2009. u Rose
Emmylou Ferris Dooly (’00 AB) and G. Lance Dooly
of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Piper Caroline Dooly,
on Feb. 3, 2009. u David Tice Shuford Jr. (’00
BSBIO) and Mary Caroline Cosby (’01 AB) of Paoli,
Pa.; a daughter, Allison Pearson Shuford, on July 8,
2009. u Magan Reiner Smith (’00 AB) and Bryan
Taylor Smith of Lewisville; a daughter, Avery Elisabeth
Smith, on June 24, 2009.
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