from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Diver is
a lawyer for the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. u Gwendolyn Driver Johnson (’03
MSA) of Durham has been recognized as the Principal of the Year for Durham public schools. Johnson is
principal of Mangum Elementary School. u Lindsey
Elise Utrata (’03 AB) of Brooklyn, N. Y., has received
a JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Lisa Ann Andrews (’03 AB) and David Stephen
Stubblefield of Greensboro. u Amanda Ashley
Martin (’03 AB) and Douglas DeVenny Yarboro of
Mount Airy. Martin has been named a vice president
of BB&T in Winston-Salem. u Joanna “Anna” Ellen
McCullough (’03 AB, ’07 MSW, ’08 MSPH) and
Timothy Harold Schwantes (’02 AB, ’07 MSW, ’09
MPH) of Carrboro. u David Matthew Perryman (’03
AB) and Victoria Gilda Flaherty (’04 BSBIO) of
Raleigh. u Emily Marie Sellers (’03 ABJM) and
Thomas Edward White of Pineville.
; family additions
Justin Matthew Marlow (’03 PD) and Ashley Maher
Marlow of Kannapolis; a daughter, Hannah Caroline
Marlow, on Aug. 31, 2009. u Ashley Mencer Smith
(’03 ABEd) and M. Scott Smith of Jacksonville; a son,
Cannon Michael Smith, on Sept. 1, 2009. u Elizabeth
Miller Williams (’03 JD) and Steven Williams of
Brooklyn, N. Y.; a son, Lucas Mason Williams, on
Sept. 16, 2009.
’04 La Tosha Rochelle Barnes (’04 AB) of Charlotte has been named an associate at Poyner Spruill LLP. Barnes practices
in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law. u Jenn Crase (’04 MEd) of Crestwood, Ky.,
has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential
Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science
Teaching. Crase is lead teacher in the math department at South Oldham Middle School. u John
Bayliff Frank (’04 ABJM) of Tallahassee, Fla., was
part of the Politifact.com team that won the Pulitzer
Prize in National Reporting. Politifact.com is an affiliate of the St. Petersburg Times, where Frank is an
investigative team editor. u Antoinette Rachel Grier
(’04 AB) of South Park, Pa., is the new club leader for
the Pittsburgh Carolina Club.
Matthew Reeves Ashburn (’04 AB) and Elena
Brenda Lucier of Raleigh. u Victoria Gilda Flaherty
(’04 BSBIO) and David Matthew Perryman (’03 AB)
of Raleigh. u Ashley Lyne Kellum (’04 ABEd) and
Matthew Hyatt Jednak (’09 BSMDS) of Chapel Hill.
u Dr. Michael Conor McCrory (’04 MD) and Jessica
Marie Cline (’05 AB) of Baltimore. u Helen Young Yu
(’04 ABJM) and Woo Lee of Charlotte.
Denny Herman Eargle (’04 PD), 57, of Newberry,
S.C.; Oct. 19, 2009. Eargle was a pharmacist with
companies in North and South Carolina and Virginia.
While working in Mount Airy, he received the Lion of
the Year Award and the Extra Mile Award from Surry
Medical Ministries Clinic. u Kate Waring (’04), 28, of
Charleston, S.C.; June 13, 2009. Waring was a part-time student at the College of Charleston, studying
Russian. While at UNC, she took part in an archeological dig near Crete. She also was a member of Pi
’05 Katherine Hart Kershaw (’05 ABJM) of Chapel Hill has been named communica- tions manager at the UNC School of Law.
Jessica Marie Cline (’05 AB) and Dr. Michael Conor
McCrory (’04 MD) of Baltimore. u Isaac Gabriel
Cochrane (’05 AB) and Mary Eleanor Forehand of
Charlotte. u Sara Fitzhenry Coughlin (’05 ABJM, ’09
JD) and Brandon Halley Brown (’05 AB) of Charlotte.
u Elizabeth Brenning Johnston (’05 ABJM) and W.
Gray Daughtridge III (’06 AB) of Rocky Mount. u
Lauren Elaine Rippey (’05 ABJM) and Adam
Christopher Eberle of Huntersville.
; family additions
Colby William Kerley (’05 AB) and Summer Williams
Kerley (’00 PD) of Newton; a daughter, Karsyn
Alexandria Kerley, on July 20, 2009.
’06 Stephanie Jean Adams (’06 MSLS) of North East, Md., has been named librar- ian for instruction, information technology and system administration at Cecil College. u
Amir Homayoun Barzin (’06 BSBIO) of Fort Worth,
Texas, has been named president of the second-year
class at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
u Marilyn Brooks Carlson (’06 AB) of Chapel Hill
has joined the GAA staff as a records assistant. u P.
Brooks Fuller (’06 ABJM) of Charlotte has been
named an associate practicing in family law, wills
and litigation with Erdman Hockfield & Leone LLP. u
Thomas H. Hylands (’06 AB) of Harrogate, England,
has received a Fulbright Student Program Award for
2009-10 to study the impact that different approaches
to welfare have on obesity rates in the U.S. and the
European Union. Hylands will pursue the project at
Vritje Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands as
part of a transatlantic master’s degree program
offered by UNC and a consortium of European universities. u Emily Ann Ravenscroft (’06 MA) of San
Jose, Calif., has received a Fulbright Student Program
Award for 2009-10 to study narratives in Ireland.
Ravenscroft, a doctoral candidate in communication
studies at UNC, will look at the linguistic or material
stories members tell that create a communal identity
and study whether the stories shift as social and
economic pressures increase or decrease. u George
Smedes York Jr. (’06 MBA) of Raleigh has been
named president of York Properties, taking over the
position held by his father, York Properties chair G.
Smedes York (’ 68 MBA).
W. Gray Daughtridge III (’06 AB) and Elizabeth
Brenning Johnston (’05 ABJM) of Rocky Mount. u
Matthew Patrick McDowell (’06 BSBA) and Candace
Kay Debnam (’07 AB) of Washington, D.C.
’07 Naite Alexander (’07 AB) of Brooklyn, N. Y., has received a fellowship as a part of the Columbia University Gradu-
ate School Partnership. The award will allow him to
spend a year as graduate student coordinator for a
New York pilot program to study learning styles in
underserved youth, part of the Silk Road Project –
Silk Road Connect. The Silk Road Project was
established by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 to promote the
study of the cultural, artistic and intellectual tradi-
tions along the ancient Silk Road trade route. u E.
Burke Haywood Jr. (’07 BMUS) of Richmond, Va.,
has completed a master’s degree in microbiology at
N.C. State University and is now a first-year student
at the Medical College of Virginia. u Jesse L.
Holley (’07) of Irving, Texas, joined the Dallas Cow-
boys of the NFL a player on the practice squad. Hol-
ley won his contract after outplaying competitors
on the SPIKE-TV reality show Fourth and Long,
which gives players another chance in the pros.
Holley, who had returned to North Carolina after
being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals in fall 2007
and released from the British Columbia Lions in
2008, found out about the show from Kevin Best
’ 93, UNC deputy director of athletic communica-
tions. u Elizabeth Carol Robinson (’07 MA) of
Nashua, N.H., has received a Fulbright Student Pro-
gram Award for 2009-10 to travel to Italy to study set-
tlement patterns, major monuments and inscrip-
tions in the Laurium region to see how they reflect
the adoption or rejection of Roman culture from the
fourth to first centuries B.C. Robinson is a doctoral
student in the classics department at UNC. u Allison
Ann Rodriguez (’07 MA) of Chapel Hill has received
a Fulbright Student Program Award for 2009-10.
Rodriguez, a doctoral student in history at UNC, will
travel to Poland to study nationalization pressures
on the people of the Upper Silesia region during
World War I, testing the assumption that the war
was a catalyst for nationalism in Eastern Europe.
Candace Kay Debnam (’07 AB) and Matthew
Patrick McDowell (’06 BSBA) of Washington, D.C. u
Michael Lawrence Doligalski (’07 BSCH) and
Christina Lee Teeter (’08 BS, ’09 PD) of Durham. u
Matthew Scott Stading (’07 BSBA) and Taylor
Moore Wansley (’08 AB) of Charlotte.
’08 Steven Jeremy Amendum (’08 PhD) of Raleigh has received the 2009 Promis- ing Researcher Award from the National
Council of Teachers of English for his manuscript,
Federally Funded Reading Intervention and Reading
Growth: Which Features Matter in High Poverty
Schools? Amendum, an assistant professor of literacy education at N.C. State University, was also recognized as a finalist for the 2009 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Reading
Association. u Ellen Burgin (’08 AB) of Greensboro
has received a Fulbright Student Program Award for
2009-10. Burgin will travel to Germany to study the
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