included work at Womack Army Hospital in Fort
Bragg and at nursing homes in Greenville and
Williamston. ◆ E. Holt Williamson III (’ 75, ’ 77
BSBA), 59, of Winston-Salem; July 7, 2012.
Williamson worked for 26 years as a financial consultant, most recently with Pennington Financial. He
served in the Navy. At UNC, he belonged to Phi
’ 76 Donald Aaron Baer (’ 76 AB) of Wash- ington, D.C., was named global CEO of the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. Baer continues to serve as chairman of
Burson-Marsteller’s sister research firm, Penn
Schoen Berland. Baer served on the GAA Board of
Directors (1997-2000). ◆ Robert Troy Barrett (’ 76
BSBA) of Greenwood, S.C., was named dean of the
College of Business and Public Affairs at Lander University.
’ 77 Kenneth Foy Foscue III (’ 77 AB) of North Haven, Conn., was inducted into the Beta Rho chapter of the Delta Omega
Honor Society, an honorary society for graduate
studies in public health. Foscue is an epidemiologist
with the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
◆ Kip Lornell (’ 77, ’ 76 MA) of Silver Spring, Md.,
published Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic,
Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States.
Lornell is a professor in the music department at
George Washington University.
Brumit Belton DeLaine (’ 77 CGREd), 74, of Charlotte;
June 14, 2012. A civil rights activist and community
leader, DeLaine became the first black teacher at
Garinger High School in Charlotte in 1965. He also
was director of driver education for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and retired as the school system’s director of pupil assignment. While a student
at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, he
helped organize sit-ins that opened lunch counters
to all people.
’ 78 Dumont Clarke IV (’ 78 JD) of Char- lotte received a 2012 Citizen Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar Association
in recognition of his service as a member of the
Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, where
Clarke is in his sixth term. Clarke worked with the
county department of health to create and launch the
Fit City Challenge with the long-term goal of having
Charlotte-Mecklenburg recognized as the fittest community in the U.S. Clarke practices law with Moore &
Van Allen PLLC. ◆ David Gantt (’ 78 AB) of Fletcher
addressed the National Association of Counties convention on the benefits of open spaces to communities. Gantt, a lawyer in private practice and chair of
the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, initiated the Buncombe County program that resulted in
the preservation and protection of more than 5,000
acres of farmland and mountaintop land over the
past 10 years. ◆ Frank H. Hill (’ 78 AB) of Charlotte
was named to a four-year term on the UNC Board of
Visitors. Hill is director of The Institute for the Public
Trust. ◆ Scott L.H. Madry (’ 78 AB, ’ 83 MA, ’ 86 PhD)
of Chapel Hill received a 2012 President’s Volunteer
Service Award from the U.S. President’s Council on
Service and Civic Participation for his volunteer work
with the Urban and Regional Information Systems
Association’s GISCorps, providing advanced spatial
information technologies to support international
disaster relief. Madry, a research professor of archeology at UNC, is president and CEO of Informatics
International Inc. ◆ Margo Warhola Shepard (’ 78
BSBA) of Kansas City, Mo., participated in The Des
Moines Register’s annual Great Bike Ride Across
Iowa in July. Shepard is a senior vice president and
financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors. ◆ Sue
Ann Sims (’ 78 AB; ’ 81, ’ 80 MEd) of North Augusta,
S.C., was named director of financial aid at Aiken
Technical College. ◆ Judith Phillips Stanton (’ 78
PhD) of Pittsboro published her fifth novel, A Stallion
to Die For: an equestrian suspense, the story of an
old Olympic dynastic family in Southern Pines.
Marilou Barns “Mimi” Curtis (’ 78 MS), 86, of
Chapel Hill; July 15, 2012. Curtis taught music and
was a founding member of the Church of Reconciliation
in Chapel Hill. In the 1980s and ’90s, she was known
for driving a station wagon that contained children
practicing violin. ◆ Kenneth Edgar Lewis (’ 78 BSBA),
55, of High Point; Jan. 9, 2012. Lewis was a physician’s assistant in cardiothoracic surgery at Pinehurst
Surgical Clinic. He previously worked at Duke University
Medical Center, Baptist Hospital and Moses Cone
Hospital. At UNC, he played on the lacrosse team.
’ 79 Maria Elizabeth Ausherman (’ 79 AB) of Stuyvesant, N. Y., has published Georgia O’Keefe’s Hawaii, a collection
of O’Keefe’s letters and paintings from O’Keefe’s
1939 stay on Maui. Ausherman co-authored the book
with Patricia Jennings, who, at age 12, served as
O’Keefe’s guide in Maui, forging a lifelong friendship.
Ausherman also is the author of The Photographic
Legacy of Frances Benjamin Johnston, published in
2009. ◆ Philip Flayderman Blumberg (’ 79 BSBA) of
Coral Gables, Fla., was named to a four-year term on
the UNC Board of Visitors. Blumberg is founding
chairman and CEO of Blumberg Capital Partners.
◆ R. Morris Bullock (’ 79 BSCH) of Richland, Wash.,
was named an American Chemical Society Fellow.
Bullock is director of the Energy Frontier Research
Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis at the U.S.
Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory. He is an advocate for replacing platinum
with inexpensive metals in catalysts used for energy
systems such as fuel cells. ◆ W. Brian Hiatt (’ 79,
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’ 86 MPA) of Concord was sworn in as president of
the N.C. City and County Management Association.
Hiatt has served as city manager for Concord since
1998. ◆ Christopher Louis Holoman (’ 79 AB) of
Amherst, N. Y., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hilbert College, was selected by the
Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the
yearlong Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program for prospective college and university
presidents. ◆ Christina Elizabeth Kramer (’ 79 MA,
’ 83 PhD) of Toronto, Canada, published a translation
of My Father’s Books, by the Albanian novelist Luan
Starova, a story woven from threads of the lives of
Starova’s parents from 1926 to 1976. Kramer is a
professor of Slavic and Balkan languages and linguistics at the University of Toronto. ◆ C. Thomas
McFarland (’ 79 AB) of Raleigh was promoted to
executive vice president at BB&T, where he is an IT
business services manager. ◆ Dr. Billy Lee Price Jr.
(’ 79 BSPHR) of Hickory was named to a four-year
term on the UNC Board of Visitors. Price is an
internist at Catawba Valley Internal Medicine. ◆
Marc Samuel Rudow (’ 79 JD) of Asheville received
a 2012 Citizen Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar
Association for his volunteer leadership, including
his work for the Southern Appalachian Highlands
Conservancy, The Conservation Fund and the Jewish
Community Center Foundation of Asheville. Rudow
practices law with Roberts & Stevens PA. ◆
Dr. Randall Watts Williams (’ 79 AB; ’ 85, ’84 MD) of
Raleigh was named to a four-year term on the UNC
Board of Visitors. Williams, an ob-gyn, practices at
Williams, Benavides, Marston & Kaminski MD PA.
Deborah Carol Oliver (’ 79 BSN), 54, of Key West,
Fla.; June 22, 2012. Oliver was director of education
with the Lower Keys Medical Center. At UNC, she
was a Johnston Scholar.
’ 80 Richard Wallace Gunn Jr. (’ 80 BSBA) of Burlington was named to a four-year term on the UNC Board of Visitors. Gunn
owns ERA Gunn Realty. ◆ Michael Eugene Harkin
(’ 80 AB) of Laramie, Wyo., was named editor-in-chief
of Reviews in Anthropology. Harkin is a professor of
cultural anthropology at the University of Wyoming.
◆ Cora Speight Wilson (’ 80 BSIR) of Cary was
named human resources director for Durham County.
Russell Charles Smith (’ 80 ABEd), 54, of Raeford;
July 14, 2012. Smith taught social studies and
coached in Hoke County schools for 13 years before
changing careers and taking up law. He practiced law
for 10 years before becoming the assistant dean for
student services in Campbell University School of
Law. He was chairman of the Hoke County Board of
Education and taught at Fayetteville Technical
Community College. In 2010, he was elected Hoke
County clerk of court. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma
Nu. ◆ Helen Gay Stephenson (’ 80 PhD), 86, of
Raleigh; July 3, 2012. Stephenson was a pioneer in
speech therapy in Raleigh schools and helped start
the N.C. Speech, Hearing and Language Association.
She retired as an assistant professor emeritus in
special education at East Carolina University.
’ 81 Ted R. Eddings Sr. (’ 81 BMEd) of Myr- tle Beach, S.C., was named human resources manager at Lakewood