es. Also a writer, her novel Dangerous Bargain, written under her pen name Kathryn Stewart, was
printed in more than 80 countries. She was a
Johnston Scholar at UNC and received the James
M. Johnston Distinguished Senior Award in the
nursing program. u Charles Douglas Williams
(’02), 29, of Chicago; March 14, 2010. Williams
was sales manager at Bloomingdale’s Department
Store in Chicago.
’03 Russell Bart Pate (’03 AB, ’07 JD) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, has opened his own office, J.R. Pate PC. Pate, who will
focus his practice on plaintiff’s litigation, also is handling a capital murder case. u Dr. Miguel Daniel
Vidal (’03 MS) of Boston has been recognized by the
Massachusetts Dental Society as one of the 10 Under
10, dentists who have graduated from dental school
within the past 10 years and are making a significant
contribution to the profession, their community or
organized dentistry. Vidal is in private practice at Russell Hill Dental in Winchester, Mass., and is the staff
prosthodontist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
’04 Samira Fazel (’04 MSIS) of Richmond, Va., has been nominated for 2010 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman
of the Year. Fazel, a business systems analyst with
the United Network for Organ Sharing, will participate
in a 10-week competition to raise funds to help cure
; family addition
Laura Smith Pentz (’04 AB) and Justin Nicholas
Pentz (’04 ABJM) of Haddonfield, N.J.; a son, Lincoln
James Pentz, on Feb. 10, 2010.
UNC music department chair and director of the UNC
Opera, served as artistic director, and her opera students performed the
work. The production
was in conjunction with
a semester-long interdisciplinary program, The Spinoza Project. u Deena
Victoria Qubein (’05 BSBA) of High Point has been
elected to the board of directors of Great Harvest
Franchising Inc. and will serve as treasurer. Based in
Dillon, Mont., the company has 220 Great Harvest
Bread stores in 42 states. u Scott Daniel Sorrell
(’05 AB) of Raleigh has qualified for the ACE Gold
Award from the John Hancock Financial Network.
Sorrell, a financial professional with Capitol Financial
Solutions, also has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable. u Richard G. Wheelahan III
(’05 JD) of Charlotte has been named an associate
at CapitalSouth Partners Funds.
Ashley Michele Self (’05 BSN) and Jeremy Fannin of
Clayton. u Elizabeth Lee Storch (’05 ABJM) and
Eason Curtis Biggs of Charleston, S.C.
; family addition
Tamika McKinney Rice (’05 JD) and Marc Ehren
Rice of Leland; a son, Wiley Augustus Rice, on Nov.
5 years since graduation.
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’06 Sarah Ann Alligood (’06 BSPH, ’07 MPH) of Arlington, Va., has joined the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Pro-
motion as a health technician. Alligood is a regis-
tered dietician. u Margaret Murphy Kane (’06 JD) of
Charlotte has been named a member of the litigation
and trial practice group of Alston & Bird LLP. u
Naman Kirit Shah (’06 BSPH) of Carrboro has been
awarded a 2010 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for
New Americans, which includes a two-year cash
grant and tuition support. Shah is a third-year med-
ical and doctoral degree candidate in the medical
scientist training program at the UNC School of Medi-
cine. Shah, whose family is originally from India,
focuses his work on combating malaria in India.
; family addition
Zach Antal Paulovits (’06 AB) and Angela Driver
Paulovits of Cary; a son, Kenan Antal Paulovits, on
March 31, 2010.
’07 Matthew Lee Bales (’07 AB) of Raleigh as joined Cornerstone Solutions. Bales will provide clients with strategic guidance
on using the Internet and social media with other components of a campaign or communications program.
Eric James Bryant (’07 AB), 25, of Wendell; April 2,
2010. Bryant was a third-year student at the UNC
School of Law. u J. Michael Sullivan (’07 AB), 24, of
Raleigh; March 13, 2010. Sullivan was working at
Harrington Bank and Nantucket Grill. At UNC, he
belonged to Pi Lambda Phi.
’08 Anoop Manoj Desai (’08 AB) of Los Angeles has released his debut album, All Is Fair, which includes the single My
Name, co-written with fellow American Idol finalist
Brandon Rogers and recorded in Raleigh with pro-
’05 Christopher Loftus Gilfillan (’05 ABJM) of Conover has received the Mississippi Bar Foundation Award from the Missis-
sippi College School of Law, a recognition of the
second-year student who best exemplifies the
attributes of a successful lawyer. u Matthew Lewis
Liles (’05 AB, ’08 JD) of Washington, D.C., has
joined the public client practice group at Cohen Mil-
stein Sellers & Toll. u Timothy James Matson (’05
AB) of Chapel Hill directed and conducted the
orchestra for the performances of Searching for
Spinoza, a chamber musical that premiered at UNC
in April. Suzanne Ishee (’ 73 BMUS) was the musi-
cal’s playwright. Terry Ellen Rhodes (’ 78 BMUS),
A profile of Thomas Francis Darden III ’02, exec-
utive director of the Make It Right Foundation in
New Orleans, in the May/June issue included
incorrect information. The article should have said
that his father attended a meeting with Brad Pitt
and architect Bill McDonough to discuss ideas for
rebuilding the city’s Lower Ninth Ward and that Pitt
later announced the Make It Right project at a
Clinton Global Initiative meeting. Also, Darden, and
not his father, formed Arbor Equity with two other
alumni. The Hot Pink House project referred to in
the article was a public art project in the neighbor-
hood to draw attention to the building project, as
well as a fundraising website. The project did not
pay to train builders in the new types of construc-
tion being used, but arranged for free training.
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