Esthimer (’ 73 AB) of Chapel Hill, Dr. Thomas Ballard
Cole (’ 88 MPH) of Carrboro and Spence Foscue
have released Midnight Golf, the second recording
for their band, When Cousins Marry. Blackburn and
Esthimer play guitar, with Dickerson on bass, Cole
on trombone and Foscue on drums. ◆ June Gibbs
Blackwelder (’ 73 ABEd) of Pittsboro has retired as
associate director for communication and instructional design at UNC’s Friday Center for Continuing
Education. ◆ Ferrell Leighton Blount III (’ 73 AB) of
Bethel has retired from the board of directors of the
United Methodist Foundation after 19 years.
Blount is president of Blount Petroleum Corp. ◆
Herbert Lee Davis Jr. (’ 73 MS; ’ 80, ’ 84 MPA; ’ 88,
’ 87 EdD) of Durham has retired after 35 years in
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC. ◆
Joel A. Dvoskin (’ 73 AB) of Tucson, Ariz., has co-authored Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims.
Dvoskin, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry
at the University of Arizona and a senior psychologist with Threat Assessment Group, is also a co-editor of Using Social Science to Reduce Violent
Offending. Both books were published this summer.
◆ John Michael Olynick (’ 73 AB) of LaPlace, La.,
retired as regional development coordinator for the Boy
Scouts in September 2010 after 37 years with the
organization and has been named regional development coordinator for the NephCure Foundation.
Mary Ellen Aiken (’ 73 MPH), 85, of Onalaska, Wis.;
April 27, 2011. Aiken retired as an instructor in public health nursing at Viterbo University following a
career in public health nursing. ◆ William Robert
Fisher (’ 73 MEd), 86, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.;
April 29, 2011. Fisher retired as a Navy commander.
He served in the Korean War.
’ 74 Phillip Ray Dixon Sr. (’ 74 JD) of Greenville has received the Dr. I. Bev- erly Lake Public Service Award from
the N.C. Bar Association in recognition of his community involvement and public service. Dixon, a
member of the UNC System Board of Governors, is
in private practice working in contract and construction law, real estate law and business law. ◆
Nancy Alexander Simmons (’ 74 BSMAT) of Fairfax
Station, Va., has been elected regent of the Providence chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. ◆ Don R. Vaughan (’ 74 AB) of Greensboro has been appointed to the N.C. Courts Commission. Vaughan, a lawyer, has served as N.C. senator for the 27th District since 2009. ◆ Tony
Gerald Waldrop (’ 74 AB; ’ 80 MA; ’ 82, ’81 PhD) of
Orlando, Fla., has joined the board of directors for
the BioFlorida Institute. Waldrop is provost and vice
president for academic affairs and a professor of
biomedical sciences at the University of Central
Florida. He is a former vice chancellor for research
and economic development at UNC.
Thomas Patrick Heller (’ 74 AB), 61, of Winnabow;
May 13, 2011. Heller was a lawyer who practiced in
Brunswick County, specializing in real estate and
development law. Active in his church, he organized
more than a dozen mission trips to Haiti.
’ 75 Michael Lynn Boner (’ 75 ABEd, ’ 77 MPH) of Phoenix, Md., has been named senior director of strategic and corporate
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