; Kevin M. Levy ’ 92 of Pinecrest, Fla., to
the district for Florida, Illinois and Indiana. Levy is a lawyer and partner with
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart PA. He is a
former leader of the Miami Carolina
Appointed as at-large directors for three-
year terms are:
; Robyn S. Hadley ’ 85 of Graham.
Hadley is executive director of the
“What’s After High School?” program for
the Burlington-Alamance school system.
She has been active with the Black
Alumni Reunion, is a recipient of its
Harvey Beech Outstanding Alumni
Award and is a founding member of its
Light on the Hill Scholarship Society.
; Eric S. Montross ’ 94 of Chapel Hill.
Montross, a member of the 1993
NCAA championship Tar Heels basketball team and former professional player,
is a commentator for men’s basketball
games on the Tar Heel Sports Network
radio broadcast. He has served on the
GAA board as a representative to the
University’s Athletic Council. He
received the GAA’s Distinguished Young
Alumnus award in 2009.
New director elected to a three-year term
on UNC’s Athletic Council is:
; Ronald J. Wooten ’ 81 of Raleigh.
Wooten, executive vice president at
Quintiles Transnational Corp. and a
director of Invida Corp., is a member of
the UNC Parents Council. He played
football for UNC and the New England Patriots.
Valerie V. Ashby ’ 88 of Durham was
appointed as the faculty representative on
the board. Ashby is Bowman and Gordon
Gray Distinguished Term Professor of
chemistry and also faculty marshal. Ashby,
who also earned a doctorate from UNC in
1994, received the Black Alumni Reunion’s
Outstanding Faculty Award in 2008.
William P. Aycock II ’ 65 of Greensboro,
counsel to the board, and Anthony Eden
Rand ’ 61 of Fayetteville, treasurer, were
reappointed to their posts, and former board
chair Dwight M. “Davy” Davidson III ’ 77
of Greensboro was appointed assistant
ONLINE: An extended version of this
article is available in the May news headlines at
alumni.unc.edu, as is a complete list of the GAA
Board of Directors.
GAA Awards Distinguished Service Medals
The GAA honored a key administrator
and three alumni during Spring Reunion
; Mason, of Washington, D.C., served on
the Board of Trustees from 2001 to
2009. Previously, she served on the Uni-
Weekend in May for
outstanding service to
the University and to
SARAH MCCART Y ARNESON ’96
Recipients of the
Service Medals are
Brenda W. Kirby, secretary of the University;
Barbara Rosser Hyde
’ 83, vice chair of the
Board of Trustees; Karol
V. Mason ’ 79, former
vice chair of the
trustees; and Roy A. Williams ’ 72, men’s
head basketball coach.
The medals were awarded at the Annual
Alumni Luncheon on May 8. The GAA has
awarded the medals since 1978 to alumni
; Kirby, of Chapel Hill, has worked in the
chancellor’s office for three decades,
arriving in 1980 with Christopher Fordham ’ 47 when he was chosen chancellor
after serving as medical school dean. She
had worked for Fordham and a previous
medical school dean and was an aide to
campus Air Force ROTC commanders.
She also is assistant secretary to the
Board of Trustees. In 1996, Kirby
received the C. Knox Massey Award,
given to University employees to recognize exceptional service.
; Hyde, of Memphis, Tenn., began her
career in the University’s development
office, serving as executive director of the
Arts and Sciences Foundation from 1987
to 1992. She co-chaired the Women’s
Leadership Council on campus and was
on the Carolina First Campaign Steering
Committee. She is on the external advisory board for UNC’s Institute for the
Arts and Humanities and has been a
major supporter of the institute. She is
the president of the J.R. Hyde III Family
Foundation and director of the J.R.
Hyde Sr. Foundation.
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versity’s Board of Visitors and with the
Arts and Sciences Foundation, as well as
on search committees for chancellor and
medical school dean. In 1991, she
received the GAA’s Distinguished Young
Alumna Award and has been active in
the Black Alumni Reunion. The Amityville, N.Y., native was a partner with
the Alston & Bird law firm in Atlanta
before being appointed deputy associate
U.S. attorney general in the Obama
administration in 2009.
ONLINE: To read the full citations for this
year’s Distinguished Service Medal recipients and
see a list of past recipients, visit