’ 93 James Andrew Metzger (’ 93 AB) of Greenville has published a novel, Dim, the story of a young seminary graduate who discovers that he is a poor fit for his first
Methodist parish in eastern North Carolina. Metzger is a research assistant at The Pastoral Institute in Columbus, Ga. ◆ Kevin Matthew Oliver
(’ 93 MEd) of Raleigh has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the department of curriculum and instruction at N.C. State University.
Oliver serves as program coordinator for instructional technology.
Charlotte Nicole Walton (’ 93 AB) and Mark Minoru
Koyanagi (’ 98 MSLS) of Durham.
■ family addition
Dr. Mary Katherine Goodwin (’ 93 BSBIO) and
James Pinner Hood of Asheville; a son, Asa Bascom
Hood, on Jan. 11, 2011.
senior class marshal. ◆ Johnathan Todd Tisdale
(’ 97 AB), 37, of Augusta, Ga.; June 29, 2011. Tisdale was an account representative with Physician
Sales and Service.
’ 96 Meredith Blackwelder Kinder (’ 96 AB) of Raleigh has been named associate fellow by the Society for Technical Com-
munication. Kinder is a documentation specialist at
SAS Institute. ◆ James Holt “Jay” Lasley Jr. (’ 96 AB)
of Norfolk, Va., has been named director of admis-
sions at Norfolk Academy, an independent school for
grades 1-12. Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is
the oldest independent school in Virginia. ◆ Eric
Carl Trosch (’ 96 AB) of Charlotte has been certified
as a specialist in family law by the N.C. State Bar
Board of Legal Specialization. Trosch is a partner in
the law firm of Conrad Trosch & Kemmy.
April Dawn Simpson (’ 96 AB) and James Emmett
Coble Jr. of Burlington.
■ family addition
Holly Hicks Stanley (’ 96 AB) and Brian Lee Stanley
of Charlotte; a son, Mitchell Joseph Stanley, on May
’ 97 Michael Robinson Ragsdale Jr. (’ 97 AB) of Raleigh has been elected to the board of the Marbles Kids
Museum. Ragsdale is managing director of the
’ 94 Eric Matthew Baim (’ 94 AB) of Ran- dolph, N.J., has been named executive director in the ethics and compliance
department of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. ◆
Melissa Dewey Brumback (’ 94 AB, ’ 98 JD) of
Chapel Hill has received accreditation as a LEED
Green Associate from the Green Building Certification Institute. Brumback is a partner at Ragsdale
Liggett PLLC, where she focuses her practice on
construction issues and representing design professionals. ◆ Dr. Denise Absher Bryant (’ 94
BSBIO, ’ 98 MD) of Sparta gave the 2011 commencement speech at Alleghany High School.
Bryant, a family practice physician at Alleghany
Memorial Hospital, was the school’s 1990 valedictorian. ◆ Nicholas John Paliouras (’ 94 BSBA) of
New York has been named vice president, asset
management, with the real estate fund manager
Hudson Realty Capital LLC. ◆ Peter Thomas
Rhyne (’ 94 ABJM) of Hildebran has been named
solutions coordinator at Transportation Insight
located in Hickory. ◆ Michael Edwin Sartain Jr.
(’ 94 AB) of Morehead City has been named head
football coach for the Mariners at East Carteret
High School. Sartain takes on the challenge of
turning around a program that went 0-11 last year
and has not had a winning season since 2006.
Henry Lee “Tripp” Weathers III (’ 94 BSBA) and Zara
Holland Striplin of Los Angeles.
deep knee in discovery
’95 ■ family additions Bryn Panee Burkhart (’95 ABJM) and
Eric James Burkhart of Reading, Mass.; a son, Grey
Kainoa’ulaikahi’ilani Burkhart, on May 18, 2011. ◆
Scott Alan Haenni (’95 BSBA) and Mary Elizabeth
Beard Haenni (’ 97 AB) of Charlotte; a daughter,
Maren Elise Haenni, on June 6, 2011. ◆ G. Wayne
Jefferson Jr. (’95 BSCH) and Melissa Rayburg Jefferson of Washington, N.C.; a son, John Elias Jefferson, on Jan. 27, 2011. ◆ Jeffrey Scott Ross (’95
BSBA) and Jennifer Wildt Ross of Charlotte; a son,
William Joseph Ross III, on May 24, 2011.
Dr. Stephen Trent Rigsbee (’95 BSBIO, ’ 99 DDS),
38, of Durham; May 21, 2011. At UNC, he was a
Christ School makes the most of
its natural 500-acre campus – both
in terms of recreation and in terms
of education, like handy outdoor
laboratories for biology experiments.
A college preparatory boarding and day school
founded in 1900 for boys in grades 8 through 12.
ASHEVILLE NORTH ,
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