as the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the
Year; and named one of 15 finalists for the Col-
legeInsiders.com Hugh Durham Mid-Major Coach of
the Year. ◆ Alfred White (’ 76 BSBA) of Lewisville
has received a Harvey Beech Outstanding Alumni
Award from the UNC Black Alumni Reunion. White is
senior compliance manager for R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Co. and a founding member of the Light on
the Hill Society Scholarship. Details, page 48.
Kim Wadsworth Ridenhour (’ 76 BSBA), 56, of
Greensboro; Sept. 30, 2010. Ridenhour was CEO
and president of an accounting firm, Ridenhour &
Co. Inc. Previously, he had been active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the Greensboro area. ◆ Joan
Edwards Sweets (’ 76 ABEd), 56, of Cincinnati; Oct.
16, 2010. Sweets retired as a speech language
pathologist in the Covington public schools.
’ 77 Dr. John Rowland Mangum (’ 77 AB, ’ 81 MD) of Sanford has been installed as president of the N.C. Medical Society.
Mangum is a family physician with Sanford Medical
Dr. Gwendolyn McNeill Boyd (’ 77 MD), 62, of
Kinston; Aug. 29, 2010. A physician, Boyd most
recently was anatomy and physiology instructor at
Lenoir Community College and Beaufort Community
College, where she received teaching awards.
Previously, she was director of gynecology at Cornell
University and a faculty member at Carolinas
Medical Center. She served in the Air Force as chief
of obstetrics and gynecology at K.I. Sawyer Air Force
Base in Michigan. ◆ Sue Anna Dodd (’ 77 MSLS),
73, of Pittsboro; Oct. 6, 2010. Dodd was associate
director of the Louis Harris Political Data Center at
UNC. She is credited with developing the concept of
cataloging computer-readable databases. She
received awards from the American Library
Association, the University of Michigan and the
International Association of Social Science,
Information Science and Technology.
’ 78 James Whitelaw Middleton (’ 78 BSBA) of Ponte Vedra, Fla., has joined Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP as a litigation
partner in its Jacksonville office. ◆ Howard Louis
Mudrick (’ 78 BSBA) of Dallas has been named executive director of Winstead PC, a business law firm.
Karen Doss Stahl (’ 78 ABEd), 53, of Hollywood,
S.C.; Sept. 21, 2010. In Charleston, Stahl was a
teacher at a creative arts elementary school.
Previously, she taught in Chapel Hill.
’ 79 Laura Carpenter Bingham (’ 79 AB) of Raleigh has been appointed to the board of UNC-TV. Bingham served as
president of Peace College, 1998-2010. ◆ Edwin
Eugene Dunlap Jr. (’ 79 PhD) of Raleigh has received
an Alumni Achievement Award from the UNC School
of Education for his role as executive director of the
N.C. School Boards Association since 1994 and for
his work in building partnerships among educational
leaders and state political leaders. ◆ Gary Kelton
Joyner (’ 79 AB) of Raleigh has been appointed chair
of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Joyner
is a partner in Kilpatrick Stockton law firm, practicing
in commercial real estate and commercial lending,
mixed-use retail and residential real estate, and
James Edward Creech (’ 79 MFA), 61, of Athens,
Ga.; Oct. 17, 2010. Creech was employed by the
federal government, using his degrees in art and
architecture for such projects as documenting archeological sites in the Alaskan wilderness and revitalizing a national historic site in Georgia. ◆ J. Palmer
Hill (’ 79 ABJO), 53, of Southern Pines; Sept. 12,
2010. Most recently, Hill worked as an artist, often
showing her work along with that of her mother’s.
She had a career as a journalist, lobbyist for the
Child Welfare League in Washington, D.C., and
Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Information
Agency. At UNC, she was on the staff of the Cellar
Door. ◆ Diane Britt McKenzie (’ 79 BSPHR), 56, of
Hamlet; Sept. 9, 2010. McKenzie was working for
the N.C. Department of Corrections at Cameron
Morrison. Previously, she managed her family’s
seafood restaurant. ◆ James Buchanan Purcell
(’ 79), 56, of Hickory; Sept. 11, 2010. Purcell was a
salesman for Prime Choice Packaging in Newton. At
UNC, he was a member of Sigma Chi.
’ 80 George Jessel “Buddy” Curry Jr. (’ 80 BSBA) of Buford, Ga., was the guest speaker at the annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast in Chattanooga, Tenn. Curry, a
former Atlanta Falcon, is co-founder and executive
director of Kids and Pros Inc., a nonprofit youth
sports-camp organization. ◆ Gina Steed Harrison
(’ 80 BFA) of Pittsboro has received the Friends of
the Arts Award from the N.C. Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. Harrison is president of the Northwood High School Arts
Education Foundation and co-chair of the arts-in-edu-cation committee of ChathamArts.
Margaret Flowers Cline (’ 80, ’ 79 MSLS), 91, of
Hickory; Oct. 23, 2010. Cline retired as circulation
librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She was involved
in many activities, including president of Lenoir-Rhyne College Women’s Club and educational director for a district of her church. ◆ Phillip Denton
Lane (’ 80 AB), 52, of Alexandria, Va.; Sept. 25,
2010. Lane was a sales representative for an orthopedic supplier in Alexandria. At UNC, he was a member of Chi Phi.
’ 81 Robert James Greczyn Jr. (’ 81 MPH) of Cary has been named a visiting profes- sor at the Gillings School of Global
Public Health at UNC. Greczyn will lecture on insur-
ance, health care and health care reform in the pro-
gram for health policy and management while serving
as a policy adviser and working with the school to
focus N.C. efforts to reduce obesity. ◆ Rochelle Riley
(’ 81, ’ 83 ABJO) of Ann Arbor, Mich., has received a
Harvey Beech Outstanding Alumni Award from the
UNC Black Alumni Reunion. Riley, metro columnist
for the Detroit Free Press, is a speaker and the
author of three essay collections. Details, page 48.
Robert Griffin Previtte (’ 81 BSRS, ’ 84 MSPH), 51,
of Greensboro; Sept. 4, 2010. Previtte’s career was
in nuclear medicine and radiation safety. He was a
referee and coach for youth hockey programs. ◆
Chrystal Guy Stefani (’ 81 AB), 51, of Durham; Oct.
30, 2010. Stefani worked at Duke University as a
translator and assistant to Russian and Polish pro-
fessors. At UNC, she was a news producer, news-
caster and disc jockey at the student-run radio station.
’ 82 Steven Warren Broadbent (’ 82 MBA) of Duluth, Ga., was the Republican candi- date for the Fulton County, Ga., District
1 at-large commissioner in November. Broadbent, a
senior consultant with Clark Consulting, was defeated
by the Democratic incumbent. ◆ Elizabeth Green
Lindsey (’ 82 AB, ’ 85 JD) of Atlanta has been admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers as a fellow. Lindsey is a shareholder with Davis, Matthews
& Quigley PC, practicing in all areas of family law. ◆
James Elliott Taylor (’ 82 BSBA) of Alexandria, Va.,
has been promoted to vice president and global segment lead with CSC, a technology solutions and
services firm. Taylor is responsible for developing
business in the travel and transportation industries.
Samuel Duncan “Mack” McMillan III (’ 82 AB), 50,
of Rocky Mount; Oct. 25, 2010. McMillan was a
minister in the United Methodist Church of the N.C.
Conference. He served several N.C. churches and
was Rocky Mount district superintendent. At UNC,
he belonged to Chi Phi.
’ 83 Kevin L. Almond (’ 83 BSPHR) of Chapel Hill has begun a three-year term on the xecutive counsel of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Almond also was named
executive associate dean for the Asheville satellite
of the pharmacy school in July. He is president of
the PI Foundation of N.C. and executive director of
the Pharmacy Alumni Association. ◆ Charles David
Benfield (’ 83 AB) of Morganton has earned his master CPIM (certified in production and management)
instructor designation from APICS, the association
for operations management. Benfield is materials
manager for Technibilt Ltd. ◆ Sharon Elizabeth
Lawrence (’ 83 ABJO) of Los Angeles has joined the
cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore, winner of the
Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play. This year, Lawrence, known for her
role as the wife of detective Andy Sipowicz on the TV
show NYPD Blue, appears as a guest star in Drop
Dead Diva and One Tree Hill.
Sarah James Jenner (’ 83 BSN), 56, of Mary Esther,
Fla.; Sept. 23, 2010. Jenner was a nurse practitioner,
most recently at a family practice clinic at Eglin Air
Force Base Hospital. She served with the Air Force
at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. ◆ Mark Alan Leach (’ 83
MA, ’86 PhD), 57, of Columbia, S.C.; Oct. 17, 2010.
Leach taught music history courses at several universities. He played bass guitar with contemporary
Christian bands. ◆ Judith Castro Parnell (’ 83 MPH),
71, of Gastonia; Sept. 20, 2010. Parnell, a nurse,
was active in her church, teaching Sunday school,
singing in the choir and directing the youth choir.
’ 84 Debbie Ann Daniel (’ 84 BSMT) of Rockville, Md., has been appointed a trustee of the Alston-Pleasants Post-
Graduate Scholars Fund. Daniel, senior director, cor-