factures furniture out of vintage wood reclaimed
from documented, vacant industrial buildings built
between the Civil War and World War II. Story, page
60. u Brent Priddy (’ 83 AB) of Greensboro has been
named a wealth-management adviser with BB&T
Wealth, serving the Piedmont Triad market.
Phyllis Heafner Christie (’ 83 MSW), 65, of Newton;
Sept. 22, 2009. Christie had been a social worker,
specializing in family and children’s services in Union
County and Charlotte. u Catherine Carrington
Clawson (’ 83 BMUS), 48, of Manteo; June 17, 2010.
Clawson worked in the human resources division of
the National Park Service Outer Banks Group. A clarinetist, she taught music and performed with numerous musical organizations, including the Roanoke
Island Trio. At UNC, she performed with the New
Music Ensemble and was principal clarinetist in the
Wind Ensemble and the University Symphony
Orchestra. u Jane Bingham Crovitz (’ 83), 77, of
Pittsboro; July 18, 2009. u W. Lee Richardson (’ 83,
’ 82 MA), 56, of Durham; May 7, 2010. Richardson
was an international business executive who owned
a real estate investment and management company
with his wife. He specialized in international business with the SAS Institute, was international manager of SAS Institute Japan Ltd. and established SAS
subsidiaries in several countries, including Korea,
China, Mexico and Dubai. He had started a position
with TheraSim a few days before his death.
’84 Tony Elton Peacock (’84 ABEd) of Silk Hope won the National Hollerin’ Contest in Spivey’s Corner with his hollering rendition of the popular Gershwin tune Summertime.
This was Peacock’s second win. u Chuck Wallington
(’84 ABJO) of Greensboro has been elected to the
board of trustees for Winston-Salem State University.
Wallington is vice president of public affairs and
communications at American Express in Greensboro.
Jurgen Dietmar “Jay” Cheston (’84, ’02 AB), 48, of
Raleigh; Aug. 21, 2009.
’ 85 Russell Dale Johnson (’ 85 BSIR) of Four Oaks and his band, The Grass Cats, reached No. 1 on the National Bluegrass
Survey by Bluegrass
with their song A Good
Way to Get the Blues.
The Grass Cats is the first band recording on an
independent label to reach the top spot. u William
Lofton Turner (’ 85 ABJO) of Brentwood, Tenn., delivered the keynote address, Light in the Shadow: Finding Solutions to Disparities in Mental Health, at the
2010 annual meeting of the American Family Therapy Academy in Denver in June. Turner is the Betts
Professor of Education and Human Development at
Vanderbilt University. u Louis Ernest Wooten III (’ 85
BSIR) of Raleigh has opened his own practice, The
Wooten Law Firm, specializing in estate and tax law.
25 years since graduation.
Celebrate at Homecoming:
Oct. 29–30, 2010
’ 86 Susan McDonald Gaddy (’ 86 AB) of Charleston, S.C., ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in the
South Carolina primary, losing to incumbent Jim
DeMint. Gaddy, a lawyer in private practice in
Charleston, organized her grassroots campaign
exclusively by reaching voters through churches,
colleagues, friends and family. u Jeffrey Lynn
Kornegay (’ 86 AB) of Charlotte has started the
Colony Search Group. Kornegay will serve as president and chief talent officer for the firm, which offers
executive search services and career consulting
through its Resume Guru division. u Kimberly
Crickmore Osborne (’ 86 BSN) of Greenville has
received a doctorate in nursing from East Carolina
University. Osborne is the administrator of operations
for University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial
Hospital. u Cynthia Thompson Rudolph (’ 86 BSST,
’ 87 MAT) of Huntersville has received a $25,000
award from the Milken Family Foundation as one of
the top 50 teachers in the nation. Rudolph, a biology
teacher at Hopewell High School, was recognized for
her success in introducing creative teaching techniques in her science classes, integrating art, dance
and song into science learning. u Kelly Simmons
(’ 86 ABJO) of Watkinsville, Ga., received a master of
public administration from the University of Georgia
in May. Simmons is the editor of Georgia Magazine,
the alumni magazine for the University of Georgia. u
Melanie Diane Sumner (’ 86 AB) of Rome, Ga., has
published a novel, The Ghost of Milagro Creek. Sumner is a 2010 recipient of the National Endowment
for the Arts Literary Fellowship.
John Rogers Harris (’ 86 AB; ’ 93, ’ 92 MA) and
Gabriele Bowers Jackson (’ 91 AB) of Durham.
; family addition
Robert Eugene Patton (’ 86 ABJO) and Stephanie
Hatcher Patton (’ 96 AB) of Raleigh; a daughter,
Caroline Jayne Patton, on Dec. 25, 2009.
Rosalind Darline Bell (’ 86), 46, of Winston-Salem;
June 6, 2010. Bell worked for the Winston-Salem/
Forsyth County school system and was owner of the
business Simply Consulting. u Dr. William Clinton
Hawks (’ 86 DDS), 54, of York, S.C.; June 7, 2010.
Hawks was the former owner and operator of Denture
Care Plus in Charlotte. He served in the Navy.
’ 87 Dr. James Earl Crowe Jr. (’ 87 MD) of Nashville, Tenn., has been elected to fel- lowship in the American Academy of
Microbiology. Crowe is the Ingram Professor of Can-
cer Research and professor of pediatrics, microbiol-
ogy and immunology at Vanderbilt University. He also
directs the Vanderbilt Alliance for Nanomedicine and
the Vanderbilt Program in Vaccine Sciences. u
Grady Frank Crumpler (’ 87 AB) of Raleigh has been
elected president of the Professional Musicians’
Association, AFM Local 500. Crumpler, a musician,
owns Shady Tunes. u Ronald Arvin Day (’ 87 BSBA)
of Raleigh has been named president and COO of
Bank of Hampton Roads.
Susan Kay Mitsuye Buchanan (’ 87, ’ 86 MSPH), 47,
of Chapel Hill; March 17, 2010. Buchanan was an
industrial hygiene consultant for the URS Corp. in
Research Triangle Park. She received the
Distinguished Service Award from the American
Industrial Hygiene Association. u Ashley Osment
(’ 87 AB, ’ 95 JD), 46, of Chapel Hill; May 28, 2010.
Osment was senior attorney with the UNC School of
Law and its Center for Civil Rights. She had worked
for the Women’s International League for Peace and
Freedom in Washington, D.C., and litigated civil rights
cases with the Chapel Hill law firm McSurley &
Osment. In Chapel Hill, she received the 2010 Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award and,
in 2002, received the first Sheldon Award, named for
Bob Sheldon, founder of the Internationalist
Bookstore. At UNC, she was active in the Campus Y.
u John Richard Ringoen (’ 87 MBA), 48, of Boulder,
Colo.; May 17, 2010. Ringoen founded a company
that built custom homes. Previously, he worked in
the software industry.
’ 88 D.S. “Steve” Bissette (’ 88 AB, ’ 10 MSA) of Apex has been named assistant prin- cipal at Enloe High School in Raleigh. u
Jeremiah Benjamin Joyner Jr. (’ 88) of Durham, manager of ITS Labs and Systems, served on the support
team for Scott Douglas Adams (’98 MSLS), who
completed a 260-mile run across Georgia as part of
his effort to raise money for and awareness of cancer research by running across every state in the U.S.
u Peter Gordon Klein (’ 88 AB) of Columbia, Mo.,
has published The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur:
Essays on Organizations and Markets. Klein is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri and
a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Klein, who blogs at LRC, LewRockwell.com, studies
entrepreneurship and the theory of the firm from an
Austrian perspective. u Bobby Lee Padgett II (’ 88
BSCH) of Gastonia has been selected as Star
Teacher for the 2009-10 school year by the Gaston
County schools. Padgett teaches science at Highland School of Technology. He was nominated for
Star Teacher for his work with the school quiz bowl
team. u Dr. Norman Edward Sharpless (’ 88 BSMAT,
’ 93 MD) of Chapel Hill has been named associate
director for translational research for the UNC
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sharpless
is an associate professor of medicine at UNC and co-leader of the molecular therapeutics program at
David Thompson (’ 88 PhD), 53, of Olivet, Mich.; Dec.
15, 2009. Thompson was an adjunct professor of
mathematics at Lansing Community College and formerly taught at Olivet College.
’ 89 Preston McKenzie (’ 89 ABJO) of St. Paul, Minn., has been named CEO of MicroEdge LLC, a provider of software
and services to the philanthropic community. u
Michael Jonathan Zogry (’ 89 AB) of Lawrence, Kan.,
has published Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At
the Center of Ceremony and Identity. Anetso is a
sport and ceremonial game believed to be the precursor to lacrosse. Zogry is an assistant professor of
religious studies at the University of Kansas.
; family addition
Rodney Howard Shotwell (’ 89 AB) and Kim Tuttle
Shotwell of Reidsville; a son, Joshua Graham
Shotwell, on July 15, 2009.
William Elmore Spruill (’ 89 AB), 43, of Richmond,
Va.; May 31, 2010. Spruill was a lawyer who had
earlier worked in Australia and as director of
Miramax Books in New York. At UNC, he belonged to
Sigma Alpha Epsilon.