John Kenyon “Yonni” Chapman (’95 MA, ’06 PhD),
62, of Chapel Hill; Oct. 22, 2009. Chapman was a
lab assistant at UNC Hospitals. He was a civil rights
worker and social justice advocate. As a graduate
student, he attracted attention by questioning Cornelia
Phillips Spencer’s role in UNC’s history and called for
UNC to discontinue naming a distinguished women's
award for Spencer. In 2004, then-Chancellor James
Moeser retired the award, which had been given to
12 women since 1994. u Robert Keith Townley
(’95, ’ 97 AB), 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Oct. 9, 2009.
Townley was a lawyer, specializing in international
law. He practiced primarily in London and Brazil. At
UNC, he was known as Robert Keith Horowitz.
’ 96 Timothy Eugene Pula (’ 96 MRP) of Balti- more has been named senior director of capital planning for the National Aquarium. His responsibilities include overseeing the proposed renovation of the Washington, D.C., venue. u
Michelle Lovette Sharpe (’ 96 ABEd) of Graham has
joined Joanna Warren and Meredith Thornton in purchasing the Centre of Performing Arts. The business
began as the Eloise Glass Studio, where Sharpe and
her co-owners were young dance students. u Jason
B. Silverstein (’ 96 ABJM) of Charlotte has been
named vice president, product-development, in the
digital division of American City Business Journals. u
Kerstin Walker “Kerry” Sutton (’ 96 AB) of Durham
has been re-elected vice president of membership
for the N.C. Advocates for Justice, an organization of
legal professionals dedicated to protecting people’s
rights. Sutton is a lawyer in solo practice with a focus
on felony and misdemeanor criminal defense, traffic,
DWI and personal injury matters. u J. Matthew
Vollmer (’ 96 AB) of Blacksburg, Va., joined Daniel
Hayes Wallace (’08 AB) and Nic Brown in a discussion panel, New to the Scene, at the 2009 N.C. Literary Festival at UNC. Vollmer teaches in the English
department at Virginia Tech.
Angela Marie Easley (’ 96 BMUS) and Scott James
Radel of Mooresville.
; family additions
Angela Chase Jackson (’ 96 BSCLS) and Brian
Thomas Jackson of Autryville; a son, Chase Thomas
Jackson, on July 22, 2009. u Rebecca Blackmon
Joyner (’ 96 AB) and Dr. Benny Levander Joyner Jr.
(’ 93 ABEd, ’02 MPH, ’02 MD) of Durham; a son,
Benjamin Nathaniel Joyner, on Aug. 11, 2009. u
Timothy Brian Perry (’ 96 BSCH) and Beth
Henderson Perry (’ 99 AB) of Chapel Hill; a son, Ian
Robert Perry, on Aug. 2, 2009. u Andy Willis III (’ 96
MPA) and Jennifer Herrera Willis (’ 93 AB) of Cary; a
daughter, Harper Bailey Willis, on Sept. 29, 2009.
Cherie Amor Yadao (’ 96 AB), 35, of Arlington, Va.;
Aug. 29, 2009. Yadao was a physical therapist and
clinic manager for Commonwealth Orthopaedics. At
UNC, she was a diver on the women’s swim team.
’ 97 Tammy Alice Bouchelle (’ 97 AB, ’01 JD) of Durham has been named director of employer outreach at the UNC School of
Law. u Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (’ 97 PhD) of Kent,
Ohio, in October published a photo autobiography, In
the Public Eye, filled with photos and memorabilia
from her career. She is a professor of adolescent and
adult literacy in the School of Teaching, Learning and
Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. A profile
published in the November/December 2009 issue of
Carolina Alumni Review is available to GAA members
at alumni.unc.edu/cararchive. u Jennifer Windom
Geigerman (’ 97 MBA, ’ 97 MRP) of Cary has received
a 2009 Mover and Shaker Award from Business
Leader magazine. Geigerman is chief operations offi-
cer for the architectural firm BJAC PA and serves on
local boards of Commercial Real Estate Women and
the Urban Land Institute. u Brett Perry (’ 97 AB, ’05
MBA) of Germantown, Tenn., is the new club leader
for the Memphis Carolina Club.
Uconda Ruffin Duggins (’ 97 AB) and Mark
Fitzgerald Dunn (’ 98 AB) of Charlotte. u Brian
Patrick Walsh (’ 97 AB) and Cathy Anne Schetzina
(’ 98 AB) of Brooklyn, N. Y.
; family additions
Valeria Reed Dodd (’ 97 BSDH) and Thalleus Dodd of
Garner; a daughter, Maya Nichole Dodd, on Aug. 18,
2009. u Hannah Yang Moore (’ 97 BSPH) and David
McDaniel “Mack” Moore III (’ 97 AB) of Alexandria,
Va.; a son, Jacob McDaniel Moore II, on April 3,
2009. u Katherine Lewis Scharf (’ 97 BSST, ’ 99
MAT) and Mitchell Lane Scharf of Dunwoody, Ga.; a
son, Mason Lane Scharf, on July 16, 2009.
’ 98 Sarah Dorothy Manekin (’ 98 AB) of Bal- timore has received her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Manekin is a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University. u Paul Anthony Meggett (’ 98 JD) of Chapel Hill
has received a 2009 Citizen Lawyer Award from the
N.C. Bar Association and the Citizen Lawyer Task
Force. Meggett is associate general counsel for the
UNC Health Care System. He serves on the bar association’s board of governors, provides volunteer leadership to the Diversity Task Force and co-chairs its
Pathways to Inclusion initiative. u Neil Thompson
Oakley (’ 98 ABJM) of Burlington has been appointed
as a law clerk for Judge Ann Marie Calabria of the
N.C. Court of Appeals for the 2009-10 term. u C.
Allen York (’ 98 AB, ’04 JD) of Raleigh has earned
accreditation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional from the U.S. Green
Building Council. York is a lawyer with K&L Gates.
Mark Fitzgerald Dunn (’ 98 AB) and Uconda Ruffin
Duggins (’ 97 AB) of Charlotte. u Cathy Anne
Schetzina (’ 98 AB) and Brian Patrick Walsh (’ 97 AB)
of Brooklyn, N. Y.
; family additions
Melissa Comen Hall (’ 98 AB) and Les Hall of
Charlotte; a son, Brendan Leslie Hall, on Aug. 18,
2009. u Neil Thompson Oakley (’ 98 ABJM) and
Kimberly White Oakley of Burlington; a son, Ryan
William Oakley, on Sept. 15, 2009.
’ 99 Siri Lynn Mullinix (’ 99 AB) of Richmond, Va., has been inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. Mullinix,
winner of two NCAA championships and three ACC
championships while playing soccer at UNC, and winner of a silver medal as goalkeeper in the 2000
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