Oh (’00 BSPH) of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Mira
Song Hong, on Feb. 27, 2012.
on the UNC Board of Visitors. Hayes serves as policy adviser to N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis. ◆
Ola Sesay (’01 AB) of Houston participated in the
2012 London Summer Olympics as a member of
the Sierra Leone track and field team, finishing 12th
in her group and 23rd overall in the long jump. ◆
Sabrina Martinique Thompson (’01 AB) of Brooklyn,
N. Y., made it to the Final 3 on Survivor One World,
finishing as runner-up in a season dominated by
women. Thompson has started her own photography
www.kuuphotography.com, and continues to work
with WEEN, Women in Entertainment Empowerment
Brian Irwin Leinwand (’01 AB, ’05 MSPH, ’ 11 PhD)
’ 99 Daniel Ray Rua (’ 99 MBA, ’ 99 JD) of Gainesville, Fla., has rejoined the board of directors for IZEA Inc., a social media
sponsorship company. Rua is a managing partner of
Inflexion Partners, which manages the Inflexion
Fund. ◆ Michael Anderson Steel (’ 99 ABJM) of
Washington, D.C., was named traveling press secretary for Republican vice presidential candidate Paul
Ryan. Previously, Steel served as spokesman for
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
■ family additions
Kelly Jean Brown (’ 99 BSBA) and Louis Charles
Schacht (’01 BSBA) of Vero Beach, Fla.; a son,
Griffin Brown Schacht, on June 1, 2012. ◆ Leigh
Erin Schmeltz Izzo (’ 99 AB) and Daniel Dominic Izzo
of New York; a son, Colton Adams Izzo, on June 4,
2012. ◆ Garrett R. Perdue (’ 99 AB, ’04 JD) and
April Hardison Perdue of Cary; a daughter, Anna
Louise Perdue, on July 6, 2012.
’00 ■ marriage Richard R. Ellington Jr. (’00 AB) and
Danielle Conner of Charlotte.
■ family additions
Lauran Browning Harmon (’00 AB) and Shane Lloyd
Harmon of Huntersville; a daughter, Palmer Grace
Harmon, on June 22, 2012. ◆ April Youngmyung
Oh (’00 BSPH) and Robert Lee Hong (’ 98 AB) of
Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Mira Song Hong, on Feb.
27, 2012. ◆ Cory Adam Van Belois (’00 ABJM) and
Aline Lima Van Belois of Raleigh; a son, Landon
Thomas Belois, on Feb. 27, 2012.
and Amber Rene Abernethy (’07 BSRS) of Durham.
■ family additions
John Miles Ramey (’01 MBA) and Courtney
McCarthy Ramey (’02 BSMS) of Atlanta; a son,
Miles David Ramey, on June 19, 2012. ◆ Louis
Charles Schacht (’01 BSBA) and Kelly Jean Brown
(’ 99 BSBA) of Vero Beach, Fla.; a son, Griffin Brown
Schacht, on June 1, 2012. ◆ Dr. Catherine Dawson
Tobin (’01 BSBIO) and Terrence Roy Tobin Jr. (’01
AB) of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; a son, Terrence Roy
Tobin III, on May 24, 2012.
’02 Dr. Kevin James Biese (’02 MD) of Chapel Hill received a Teaching Excel- lence Award from the UNC School of
’01 Stuart Alan Albright Jr. (’01 AB) of Durham published his first novel, Bull City, about a Muslim boy secretly dating a Hindu girl; a white middle-class kid involved
in a local gang; and a high school English teacher.
Albright is a teacher and assistant football coach
at Jordan High School. He previously wrote a memoir and a nonfiction book about high school football. ◆ Melanie Floyd Biese (’01 ABJM) of Chapel
Hill was named to a four-year term on the UNC
Board of Visitors. ◆ Dr. Antonio Stanley Braithwaite (’01 BSPH, ’05 DDS, ’07 MPH) of Durham
was named to a four-year term on the UNC Board
of Visitors. Braithwaite is a pediatric dentist with
Sanford Pediatric Dentistry. ◆ Renee Pouliot
Bridges (’01 BSN) of Cary co-wrote an article, “
Comparison of Different Methods for Achieving Hemostasis After Arterial Sheath Removal,” published in the
July 2012 issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular
Nursing. Bridges, a nurse at Rex Hospital, was
named one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina in October 2011. ◆ Dr. Cristin Mulderig
Colford (’01 MD) of Cary received a Teaching Excellence Award from the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators. Colford is an assistant professor
in the division of general medicine and epidemiology
at UNC and medical director at the Internal Medicine
Clinic. ◆ Michael Scott Harris (’01 AB) of Dallas
was named associate professor and program director of the higher education program at Southern
Methodist University. ◆ Christopher Thomas Hayes
(’01 AB) of Raleigh was named to a four-year term
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