retiring from the Army in 1966, he worked for 12
years in the Durham County schools. A professional
musician before he joined the Army, his musical
interests continued throughout his life. He was a
charter member of the Chapel Hill Community Concert Band and a member of the Durham Community
Concert Band. He also performed with the Carolina
Meadows retirement community’s Pit Orchestra.
May 9–12, 2013
Class of ’ 68
’ 68 Mary Emma Graham (’ 68 AB) of Lawrence, Kan., was named a University Distinguished Professor by the Univer-
sity of Kansas. Graham, a professor in the English
department since 1998, founded and serves as
director of the Project on the History of Black Writing.
◆ Irvin White Hankins III (’ 68 AB, ’ 75 JD) of Char-
lotte was named to a four-year term on the UNC
Board of Visitors. Hankins, a partner at Parker Poe
Adams & Bernstein LLP, served on the GAA Board of
Directors (2003-04). ◆ Gary Grove Koch (’ 68 PhD)
of Chapel Hill received the W.J. Dixon Award for
Excellence in Statistical Consulting from the Ameri-
can Statistical Association. Koch, a biostatistics
professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public
Health, was recognized for his contributions to the
development and review of pharmaceutical licens-
ing applications and for his research and software
development of categorical data analysis. ◆ Nancy
Norwood Lambert (’ 68 AB) of Raleigh retired after
17 years as executive director of the Raleigh
Chamber Music Guild. In October, Lambert received
the 2012 Raleigh Medal of Arts, an award for life-
time achievement in the arts. ◆ William Dennie
Spry Jr. (’ 68 AB, ’ 72 JD) of Winston-Salem was
named to a four-year term on the UNC Board of Visi-
tors. Spry is an investment consultant and director
with Deutsche Bank Alex Brown.
James Elliott Jester (’ 68 AB), 65, of Greensboro;
July 5, 2012. Jester sold real estate and managed a
construction company before co-founding the Jester
Co., manufacturer representatives to college and
university bookstores. In his hobby as a photogra-
pher, he took pictures on every continent except
Antarctica. He served as a fighter pilot in the
Marines. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Nu. ◆ Tony
Michael Lyerly (’ 68), 65, of Medford, N.J.; June 23,
2011. Lyerly taught English at Eastern High School
in Voorhees, N.J., for 35 years. ◆ James Monroe
Porter (’ 68 AB), 66, of Charlotte; July 12, 2012.
Porter worked for 37 years with Essroc Cement
Corp., most recently as sales director. ◆ Frank
Charles Taylor Jr. (’ 68 MS, ’ 72 PhD), 68, of
Marietta, S.C.; July 25, 2012. Taylor began his
teaching career at Southern Polytechnic State
University and retired from Furman University after
20 years. At Furman, he was chair of the physics
department. As a volunteer with Rotary
International, he worked with clubs in Germany and
Bosnia-Herzegovina on a de-mining effort with the
Minefield Adoption Project.
’ 69 Jennie Lou Divine Reid (’ 69 MAT) of Coral Gables, Fla., was instituted as rector of St. Faith’s Episcopal Church
in Miami. Reid also was elected president of the
Standing Committee and a 2012 General Convention deputy from the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
◆ A. Jay Schwartz (’ 69 AB) of Atlanta was named
to a four-year term on the UNC Board of Visitors.
Schwartz is a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell
LLP. ◆ Bonnie Kime Scott (’ 69 MA, ’ 73 PhD) of La
Mesa, Calif., published In the Hollow of the Wave: Virginia Woolf and Modernist Use of Nature, an examination of nature in Woolf’s work, including her satire
of scientific classification, her parodies of the imperial conquest of land and her merging of characters
with the environment. Scott is a professor emerita
of women’s studies at San Diego State University
and professor emerita of English at the University of
Ann-Marie Werz Horner (’ 69 AB, ’ 70 MSLS), 64, of
Roanoke, Va.; July 24, 2012. Horner was a reference librarian in the Norfolk Public Library and an
assistant social science librarian at Virginia Tech.
She also taught piano and founded and was president of the Roanoke Valley Chamber Music Society.
Most recently, she was a bookseller with Barnes &
Noble. ◆ J. Michael Richey (’ 69 AB), 65, of
Charlotte; July 28, 2012. Richey retired from Capital
Markets in 2007. Previously, he was senior vice
president of fixed income at First Union Bank. He
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