Association. Sellers, who has practiced in Charlotte
since 1985, sponsors a variety of athletic teams
and donates treatment certificates to school auctions. ◆ Robert Maynard Wilkins (’ 78 BSBA) of
Asheboro has been appointed to the Sixth District
Academy Selection Committee, the panel that assists
U.S. Rep. J. Howard Coble (’ 62 LLBJD) in deciding
which high school students to nominate to the nation’s
military academies. Wilkins retired as a commander
in the Coast Guard in 2002 and worked as a lawyer
in private practice until his election as judge for District Court 19B, Randolph County.
Walton Romefelt Kendall (’ 78 AB), 56, of Sumter,
S.C.; Sept. 12, 2011. A Presbyterian minister,
Kendall most recently was senior pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was chairman of
the board of the Light of Hope Pregnancy Center in
’ 79 Samuel Javie Belk (’ 79 AB) of Nashville, Tenn., has been promoted to regional vice president and regional manager
for commercial banking, southern region, for Wells
Fargo. Belk will continue to manage the Tennessee
regional commercial banking office and will assume
responsibility for the Alabama and Louisiana offices.
◆ Craig Burdeen Brown (’ 79 AB, ’ 83 JD) of Durham
has published Fork in the Road, his autobiography
about his battle with a rare autoimmune disease
called Behcet’s Syndrome and the resulting blindness. Brown is a retired District Court judge. ◆
William Hardy Bryan (’ 79 BSBA) of Mount Olive,
president of Mt. Olive Pickle Co., has been elected
to the board of trustees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of N.C. ◆ Katherine Woodburn Holden (’ 79 AB) of
Raleigh has launched a new business, Kat’s Home
Repair Referrals, a service that helps homeowners
find pre-screened, licensed and insured professionals to do work on their houses in the Raleigh-Wake
County area. ◆ Michael Denard Kennedy (’ 79 AB)
of Atlanta has been designated chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Kennedy is
a senior client partner with Korn/Ferry International,
where he is a member of the global financial services market and co-leader of the firm’s Diversity
Center of Expertise. He served on the GAA Board of
Directors (1997-2001). ◆ Col. Michael Gerard
Schell (’ 79 BSBA; ’ 87, ’ 86 MSPH) of Dayton, Ohio,
has been named chief of the medical support division at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command,
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. ◆ Jerry Neal Smith
(’ 79 BSBA) of Atlanta has been named a partner in
the Atlanta offices of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Smith
is a member the corporate practice group, where he
focuses on tax matters.
Jacqueline LeSenne Morot-Sir (’ 79 BFA), 96, of New
York; Aug. 3, 2011. Morot-Sir was an artist.
’ 80 Mitchell G. Barnes (’ 80 BSBA) of Char- lotte has been named senior consultant for the southeast region at Towers Watson, a global professional services company. Barnes
will help organizations with all aspects of employee
rewards. ◆ Dr. Phillip Dexter Woods III (’ 80 AB, ’ 84
DDS) of Boston has been promoted to the rank of 0-
6 (captain) in the U.S. Public Health Service. Woods,
who serves as the national periodontal consultant
for the federal Bureau of Prisons, is on the staff of
the Federal Medical Center Devens, where he was
selected as the 2011 Employee of the Year.
David Bruce Bibb (’ 80), 53, of Raleigh; Sept. 18,
2011. Bibb was owner of Points of View Photography Gallery. For many years, he was the bookkeeper
for the Raleigh Consulting Group. He was a volunteer with the Orange County chapter of the National
Alliance on Mental Illness, belonged to a gay and
lesbian health advocacy group and was active in
numerous arts organizations.
’ 81 Arlene G. Taylor (’ 81 PhD) of Chapel Hill has received a 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award from the Library School
Alumni Association at the Graduate School of Library
and Information Science at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Taylor is professor emerita in
the library and information science program at the
University of Pittsburgh.
John Kenneth Hill (’ 81 JD), 58, of Carrboro; Aug.
23, 2011. Hill practiced criminal law in Raleigh. He
established, directed and taught in the paralegal
studies program at Durham Technical Community
’ 82 Harry Angelo Barnabae (’ 82 BSIR) of Glen Burnie, Md., has been named head wrestling coach at Mount St.
Joseph High School. Barnabae is a graduate of the
school and a member of the Mount St. Joseph Hall
of Fame. ◆ Randall Dean Jones (’ 82 AB) of King, a
senior copywriter for the Bloom Agency, has won an
iPad 2 from xtranormal.com for his video, Green
Alien, a Star Trek parody created using the website’s
animation software. Jones’ video can be viewed at
http://goo.gl/Eg54Z. ◆ Ronnie Mitchell Wallace
(’ 82 AB) of Folsom, Calif., has received a PhD in
criminal justice with a public safety specialization
from Capella University. Wallace is a criminal justice
specialist with HP Enterprise Services. ◆ David
Blake Webb (’ 82 JD) of Ambler, Pa., has been nominated as U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania, where he is an assistant U.S. attorney.
Christopher Mark Allen (’ 82 AB), 51, of Hillsborough;
Aug. 28, 2011. Allen retired as a captain in the
Durham Police Department after a 30-year career. ◆
Russell Steven Jones (’ 82 MBA), 55, of Rock Hill,
S.C.; Sept. 1, 2011. Jones established a consulting
firm that designed equipment for hospital operating
rooms. He belonged to the Association for the
Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
’ 83 Neil Goodwin Alderman (’ 83 AB) of Chapel Hill has been named the men’s and women’s head tennis coach at
Chapel Hill High School. Alderman lettered in tennis
at UNC and went on to play in the European and
Canadian pro tours. ◆ Charles David Benfield (’ 83
AB) of Morganton has been promoted to director of
materials for Technibilt Ltd., a manufacturer of shop-
ping carts, based in Newton. ◆ Ray Stallings Smith
III (’ 83 AB) of Atlanta has been reappointed to the
Stone Mountain Memorial Association, where he
chairs the development committee. Smith is a com-
mercial real estate and probate litigation lawyer and
partner at Joyce Thrasher Kaiser & Liss LLC. ◆
Thomas Wayne Stoltz (’ 83 BSBA) of Ponte Vedra
Beach, Fla., has been named executive vice presi-
dent, CFO and treasurer for Body Central Corp., a
specialty retailer selling primarily under the Body
Central and Lipstick labels.
Dr. William Joseph Leland (’ 83 AB, ’ 87 MD) and
June Hobby Brown (’ 85 BSN) of Tarboro.
’ 84 Mark Steven Brantley (’ 84 AB) of Chapel Hill has been named economic development director for Orange County.
◆ Robert Wilburn Long Jr. (’ 84 AB) of Charlotte was
the guest host for CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange on
March 3, 2011. Long is CEO of Conversus, a publicly
traded portfolio of private equity funds. ◆ Carla Earp
Starr (’ 84 BSN) of Raleigh has been named a Woman
in Business, class of 2011, by Triangle Business
Journal. Starr is a principal and administrative director
at Mulkey Engineers & Consultants. ◆ Patricia
Merritt Wilkins (’ 84 BSIR) of Raleigh has been
named president-elect for the 2011-12 board of the
Junior League of Raleigh. Wilkins is an administrative
director with MassMutual Financial Group and founder
of a clothing consulting business, Wilkins Etcetera.
Jamie Swain (’ 84), 49, of Raleigh; Aug. 15, 2011.
Swain worked in data processing at UNC Hospitals.
’ 85 Robin Wicks Robinson (’ 85 JD) of Wilmington has been appointed to the bench for the 5th Judicial District Court,
which covers New Hanover and Pender counties.
Robinson was in private practice handling cases in
both civil and criminal law.
June Hobby Brown (’ 85 BSN) and Dr. William
Joseph Leland (’ 83 AB, ’ 87 MD) of Tarboro.
’ 86 David Randolph Craig (’ 86 AB) of Los Angeles has been named a senior lec- turer in the communication management
program at the University of Southern California
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Craig is a student in the doctoral program in social
sciences and comparative education in the education department at UCLA. He continues as a Hollywood producer and partner in Media Nation. Craig
was co-executive producer for Girl Fight, a TV movie
that aired on Lifetime in October.
’ 87 Brian Daniel Carroll (’ 87 ABJO, ’03 PhD) of Rome, Ga., has been appointed irector of the honors program at Berry
College. Carroll is an associate professor of communication at Berry.
’ 88 R. Lee Dillard III (’ 88 BSBA) of Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been amed vice president, finance, for
the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. The casino,
developed by Rock Gaming LLC and Ceasars Entertainment Corp., is expected to open in March in
the historic Higbee Building. Dillard also is the
general manager of Thistledown Racetrack. ◆