second term as president of the national council of
Zeta Tau Alpha, the second-largest women’s fraternal
group in the country. ◆ Stephen Anthony Riddick
(’ 88 JD) of Silver Spring, Md., has been named
general counsel for Tenable Network Security.
1989 updates Sarah Miller Hale (’89
BA) of Richmond, Va., has been named executive
director of Urban Hope, a nonprofit community
development corporation that helps families find
affordable housing. ◆ Jonathan Clay Oxford (’89
BA) of Raleigh has been selected chair-elect of the
Produce & Marketing Association. Oxford, CEO of
L&M Cos., has been a member of PMA’s board since
2009 and a member of its executive committee
since 2012. ◆ John Curtis Staton III (’89 BA) of
Atlanta has been named to the board of trustees
for the Lovett School. Staton, a Lovett graduate,
is president of Concepts Sport, a sports-licensed
loungewear and sleepwear apparel company.
obituary Dr. Vijay Manu Patel (’89 BA, ’94
MD), 49, of Raleigh; Aug. 31, 2016. Patel practiced
medicine at his solo family medicine practice in
Raleigh. At UNC, he was a Johnston Scholar and
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Talk about bad luck — if this brand-new ’ 54 Chevy Bel Air didn’t come from the factory as a
droptop, Hurricane Hazel sure converted it to one. The storm made landfall in the Carolinas on
Oct. 15 with 155-mph winds. The Daily Tar Heel reported that Hazel’s winds were measured on
campus at 68 mph and that the storm uprooted trees near the Davie Poplar, one of which broke
the Caldwell Memorial obelisk off about six feet above the ground. Hazel killed at least 19 North
Carolinians; it remains the strongest storm ever to have hit the state. The final death toll in the
Carribbean, United States and Canada was more than 1,000; U.S. damages were estimated at
$1.5 billion; and the U.S. Weather Bureau retired the name Hazel. “SHEET FILM 1403: HURRICANE HAZEL DAMAGE,
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1990 update Manoj K. Chari (’90
PhD) of Cary has been named an adjunct assistant
professor of management at Elon University. Chari
is senior director, advanced analytics research and
development, at SAS Institute.
correction A profile of Ali Farahnakian ’90 in
the November/December Review incorrectly stated
that he was a Morehead Scholar. The Review’s
online digital edition has been corrected.
1991 updates Donald Ralph Esposito
Jr. (’91 BA) of Raleigh has been named board chair
of WakeEd Partnership, a nonprofit comprising
business and community leaders committed to
improving public education. Esposito is general
counsel at UNC Rex Healthcare. ◆ Kimberly
Kessler Ferzan (’91 BA) of Free Union, Va., has
published Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths:
The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore, co-edited with
Stephen J. Morse. The book includes contributions
by 21 writers and Moore’s responses to their
questions and arguments. Moore is a law and
philosophy professor at the University of Illinois
known for being the voice of retributivism, a policy
or theory of criminal justice that advocates the
proportionate punishment of criminals in retribution
for the harm they have inflicted. Ferzan, a former
student of Moore, is the Harrison Robertson
Professor of law and the Caddell & Chapman
Professor of law at the University of Virginia.
1993 update Lesley Meredith Henry
(’93 ABJM) of Burlington has been named director
of education outreach and instructor in education
at Elon University. Henry has been teaching in the
Alamance-Burlington school system.
1994 update Pamela Wachter
McAfee (’94 JD) of Raleigh has received a 2016
Citizen Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar Association.
McAfee was recognized for her work with HopeLine,
a Triangle-based nonprofit that supports people
during times of crisis through caring, confidential
conversations. McAfee, a staff lawyer for Judge
Joseph Callaway in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
for the Eastern District of N.C., joined the board
of HopeLine in 2012, working to restore the
organization after funding losses threatened to
close the service.
family addition Maureen Rottschaefer
Long (’94 BA) and Douglas Ray Long of Middle River,
Md.; a son, Hamilton Foster Long, in September
obituary Tracey Morrell Roberson (’94 BA,
’ 12 DPT), 44, of Hillsborough; Sept. 14, 2016.
Roberson worked as a physical therapist in geriatric
care. At UNC, she belonged to Alpha Chi Omega.
1995 updates Mark William Bakker
(’95 JD) of Greenville, S.C., has been named a
member of Nexsen Pruet law firm. ◆ Jacqueline
Denise Grant (’95 JD) of Asheville has received
a 2016 Citizen Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar
Association. Grant was recognized for her service as
a member of the boards of the Asheville-Buncombe
Institute of Parity Achievement, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Western North Carolina, the Mountain
Area Child and Family Center, the Mountain Area
Hospice Foundation, the UNC Asheville Foundation,
the YMCA of Western North Carolina, the YWCA
of Asheville, and the Asheville Area Habitat for
Humanity. Grant is a partner in Roberts & Stevens.
◆ Laura Hutchison McCoy (’95 BSBIO, ’98 BSCLS)
of Morrisville has been promoted to senior director
of customer operations at Quintiles Inc. ◆ Andrew
Blough “Drew” Sechrist (’95, ’96 BA) of San
Francisco has been named chief revenue officer
for Rocketrip, a technology platform for reducing
corporate travel expenses by letting employees
keep half of what they save on their business trips.
◆ Claude Edward “Ted” Teague III (’95 BA) of
Winston-Salem joined the UNC System’s General
Administration in February 2016 as associate
general counsel for business affairs and real estate.
family additions Laura Hutchison McCoy
(’95 BSBIO, ’98 BSCLS) and Brian L. McCoy of
Morrisville; a son, Everett James McCoy, in June
2016. ◆ Beth McLain (’95 BSBA) of Raleigh; a
daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth McLain, in September