Angela Rose Abel (’ 92 MA), 45, of Alpharetta, Ga.;
July 28, 2011. Abel was senior vice president in a
legal consulting firm in Atlanta.
’ 93 Todd Alexander Durham (’ 93 BSPH, ’ 95 MS) of Durham has been named head of the new East Coast operating
office for Axio Research LLC. The office will provide
biostatistics and other contract research services to
clients on the U.S. East Coast and in Europe. ◆
Christine Davis Eubanks (’ 93, ’ 92 ABJM) of Charlotte
has been elected president of the Charlotte chapter
of the American Marketing Association. Eubanks is
vice president/management supervisor with Luquire
Amy Fox Schmitzer (’ 93 MHA), 42, of Wake Forest;
Aug. 6, 2011. Most recently, Schmitzer had been
director of administration at a hospice in Roanoke, Va.
’94 Melissa Dewey Brumback (’94 AB, ’ 98 JD) of Chapel Hill was a featured panel speaker for the Strafford Publications’ webinar, Construction Contract Drafting Strategies, in September. Brumback is a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. Her practice areas include
construction law and civil litigation. ◆ David St. Clair
Goble (’94 MSLS) of Charlotte has been named a
2011 Distinguished Alumnus by the UNC School of
Information and Library Science. Goble, director of the
South Carolina State Library, served on the GAA Board
of Directors (2001-02). ◆ Christopher David Grams
(’94 AB) of Raleigh, former brands manager for Red
Hat, has published The Ad-Free Brand, a guide to
inexpensive ad campaigns that use digital strategies.
Grams is a partner at New Kind, a business created
by former Red Hat employees, offering design services based on a nontraditional approach. ◆ Tasha
Pepper-Dickinson (’94 AB, ’ 97 JD) of Wellington, Fla.,
has been named an Alston-Pleasants counselor by
the trustees of the Alston-Pleasants Post-Graduate
Scholars Fund. Pepper-Dickinson, a former trustee
and undergraduate Alston-Pleasants scholar, is a
lawyer with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs PA,
where she specializes in wills, trusts and estates law.
Robert Baker Crawford III (’94 AB), 40, of Winston-Salem; Sept. 11, 2011. At UNC, Crawford belonged
to Phi Gamma Delta. ◆ Scott Abbott Monroe (’94
AB), 54, of Holly Springs; Sept. 25, 2011. Monroe’s
career was with the home building company Pulte
Group. He coached boys’ football and served in the
’ 95 Karen Ann Erickson (’ 95 PhD) of Chapel Hill has received a UNC School of Education Alumni Achievement Award.
Erickson is the David E. & Dolores “Dee” Yoder Distinguished Professor of literacy and disability studies
and director of the Center for Literacy & Disability
Studies in the UNC School of Medicine’s allied health
sciences department. In 2010, Erickson received
the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from the
Carolina Center for Public Service. In 2011, she
received the Village Pride Award from WCHL for her
dedication to literacy issues and her work at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, where she implemented
the Whole-to-Part reading model, based on the work of
James Cunningham, UNC professor emeritus. ◆
Edward Anthony Hubbard (’ 95 MBA) of Round Rock,
Texas, founder and former CEO of United Devices,
has been named vice president of products and
alliances for Virtual Bridges, where he will guide the
roadmap for VERDE, the industry’s first virtual desk-top infrastructure second-generation offering. ◆
MarySusan Lucas (’ 95 JD) of Gastonia has been
named reference librarian at the Charlotte School of
Law. Lucas is completing her MLIS degree at UNC-Greensboro.
■ family additions
Jennifer Swanner Coble (’ 95 BSST) and Jason Glenn
Coble of Charlotte; a daughter, Mattie Elizabeth
Coble, on Sept. 7, 2011. ◆ Michael Bruce Olin (’ 95
AB) and Dana Caroline Defonte of Princeton, N.J.; a
daughter, Tessa Caroline Olin, on June 28, 2011.
’ 96 William Terrelle “Boogie” Henderson (’ 96 AB) of Chester, Va., has been inducted into the Green Bay Packers
Hall of Fame. Henderson retired in 2006 after a 12-
year career in the NFL, primarily as a blocking fullback. Henderson received a 2011 Bravo! Award
from the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation
for his support of educational programs in the Richmond, Va., area and of 2BNB, a program that provides transportation to and from Richmond for those
who cannot afford it. ◆ Allison Taylor Levine (’ 96
ABJM) of New Castle, Del., has been named director
of communications for The Delaware Community
Foundation. ◆ Matthew F. Jacobs (’ 96 MA, ’02
PhD) of Gainesville, Fla., has published Imagining
The Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign
Policy, 1918-1967, a study of the intellectual roots
of current politics and foreign policy and U.S.
engagement in the region. Jacobs is an assistant
professor of history at the University of Florida.
■ family addition
Stephanie Oxman Simon (’ 96 ABEd) and Jonathan
Baer Simon of Charlotte; a son, James Oxman
Simon, on June 20, 2011.
’ 97 Connie Susan Blumenthal (’ 97 MPH) of Durham has received the UNC Chan- cellor’s Award for Excellence in Man-
agement. Blumenthal is a project manager at the
Sheps Center for Health Services Research and
served as lead project manager for the Program on
Health Disparities. ◆ Jennifer Brooks Carrick (’ 97
BSN) of Albemarle has joined Pfeiffer University as
nurse practitioner in health services. ◆ Leslie Carolyn
Rand-Pickett (’ 97 AB) of Raleigh has been named
2011-12 vice president for communications and
strategies for the Junior League of Raleigh. Rand-
Pickett is the assistant director of N.C. State’s Uni-
versity Career Center.
William Alonza Evans Jr. (’ 97 ABEd, ’ 98 MEd) and
Triaillyn Copening of Durham. ◆ Julie Leigh Sayles
(’ 97 AB) and David Stephen Lynch of Boston.
■ family additions
Kerry Elizabeth Rake (’ 97 AB) and Christopher Rake
of Austin, Texas; a son, Adam Nicholas Rake, on
Aug. 23, 2011. ◆ Danielle Naspinski Stallings (’ 97
BSBA) and Robert Benjamin Stallings of Charlotte; a
son, Tucker Benjamin Stallings, on Aug. 16, 2011.
’ 98 Dr. Wendy Koren Britt (’ 98 BSBA, ’03 DDS) of Fayetteville has taken over the Laurinburg dental practice formerly
owned by the late Dr. Don Gregson. ◆ Jeanine
Hogrefe Hightower (’ 98 AB) of New York has been
named an officer at the International Securities
Exchange, where she is responsible for business
development and product management.
Henry Haywood Robbins (’ 98 AB, ’04 JD) and
Lindsay C. Speros (’06 BSBIO) of Greenville.
■ family addition
Suzanne Cook Hanna (’ 98 AB) and Jonathan Mark
Hanna of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Claire Scott
Hanna, on June 8, 2011.
Christine Susanne Dale (’ 98 BSN), 38, of Phoenix;
Aug. 31, 2011. Dale was a family urgent care nurse
practitioner who established and managed several
rural clinics. At UNC, she belonged to Sigma Theta
Tau. ◆ Sydney Boone Gaylord (’ 98 AB), 35, of
Charlotte; Aug. 29, 2011. Gaylord was manager of a
women’s clothing store and co-founder of a jewelry-design business.
’ 99 Ashley Huffstetler Campbell (’ 99 AB, ’03 JD) of Raleigh has been named the 2011 Outstanding Recent Graduate
by the UNC School of Law. Campbell, who was
selected as a Leader in Law by the N.C. Lawyers
Weekly, practices in the areas of civil litigation and
legislative and executive representation at Ragsdale
Liggett PLLC. ◆ Vincent Lamar Carter (’ 99, ’01 AB)
of Daytona Beach, Fla., has made a $2.5 million
donation to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund. The
largest donation to date, it paid for the renovation of
basketball offices in the Smith Center and will support the operating endowment for the men’s basketball program. Lettermen’s Lane, the brick walkway
between the Smith Center and Koury Natatorium,
will be named for Carter, who played at UNC from
1995 to 1998. He is an eight-time All-Star with the
NBA and a member of the U.S. team that won a
gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. ◆ Dr. Garry
Conille (’ 99 MPH) of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, was
elected prime minister of his native country of Haiti
in October. Conille has a medical degree from the
University of Haiti to go with his master’s degree
from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health,
and has extensive experience as a United Nations
development specialist. Story, page 66. ◆ C. Andrew
Sprouse (’ 99 AB, ’04 MRP) of Durham has been
appointed to serve on the Durham Historic Preservation Commission. Sprouse is operations manager
for Trinity Design Build, a residential design and
construction company specializing in historic preservation, green building and eco-friendly interiors.
Hassan Marwan Elfaysal (’ 99 ABJM) and Lori Jean
Moseley of Raleigh.
■ family addition
Joyce Anderson McDonald (’ 99 BSBIO) and Frank
Wilson McDonald of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Frank
Fisher McDonald, on July 29, 2011.