1996 updates Leigh Thomas Brown
(’96 BSBA) of Charlotte has won second place for
the Inman Most Innovative Agent/Broker Award
from Inman News at Inman Connect, a real estate
technology conference, in recognition of her
marketing techniques. Brown is CEO of RE/MAX
Executive Realty, Leigh Brown & Associates.
marriage Donna Law Binzer (’96 BA) and V.
Vance Macy of Tryon.
obituary T. Allen Vaughn (’96 BA, ’01 MSIS),
43, of Kingstown; Oct. 18, 2015. Vaughn worked
as a computer engineer.
1997 updates Mimi Victoria Chapman
(’97 PhD) of Chapel Hill has received UNC’s Edward
Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, which
recognizes outstanding service by faculty members.
Chapman is a professor in the UNC School of Social
Work, focusing on Latino immigration and well-being
in research funded by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of
Health, and the William T. Grant and Robert Wood
Johnson foundations. Chapman is a UNC Women’s
Center Faculty Scholar. ◆ Anthony W. Cummings
(’97 MBA) of East Meadow, N. Y., has been voted
president-elect/first vice president and designated
chair of the development committee of Hope for
Youth, a nonprofit offering services for children,
youth and families, including outpatient clinical and
preventive services to foster care, diagnostic and
emergency services and a therapeutic group home
program. Cummings is of counsel at Certilman Balin
Adler & Hyman.
obituary Joseph “George” Ward Jr. (’97 BA),
42, of Durham; Aug. 22, 2016. Ward worked in IT at
1999 updates Amy Shaun Bennett
(’99 BSBA, ’00 MAC) of Smyrna, Ga., has
been named senior manager, internal controls
governance, at Cox Automotive Inc. Bennett will be
responsible for building out the internal controls
governance program for U.S.-based operations.
◆ Ashley Huffstetler Campbell (’99 BA, ’03 JD)
of Raleigh has received a 2016 Citizen Lawyer
Award from the N.C. Bar Association. Campbell was
recognized for work as chair of the board of directors
of StepUp Ministry, a nonprofit that assists people
in obtaining employment and gaining life skills.
Campbell, a trial lawyer and partner in Ragsdale
Liggett, is president-elect and secretary of the
Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial
Bar and will serve as president in 2017. ◆ Lorelei
Costa (’99 BA) of Kitty Hawk has been appointed
to the Community Leadership Council of the Z.
Smith Reynolds Foundation. Costa is the executive
director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.
◆ Christopher Paul Gregory (’99 BSBIO) of
Greenville has joined the department of cardiology
at Physicians East. Gregory is board-certified in
internal medicine, family medicine, cardiovascular
medicine and interventional cardiology. ◆ Bradley
David Howard (’99 ABJM) of New Castle, Colo.,
has been named advertising director for The Post
Independent. Howard’s prior experience includes
positions as publisher of Parker Lifestyle and
general manager of Gazette Media.
marriage Chris Alan Wise (’99 MHA) and Amy
L. Haffly of Ephrata, Pa.
2000 obituary David Eugene Flowers
(’00 BA), 41, of Charlotte; Aug. 20, 2016. Flowers
was a real estate developer in Newport Beach, Calif.
2001 updates Arnita Maria Dula
(’01 JD) of Hickory has received a 2016 Citizen
Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar Association. Dula
was recognized for her service as recent past-president and board member of the Women’s
Resource Center of Hickory, a provider of crisis
assistance, job mentoring and career-building
services to unemployed and underemployed women
and families in Hickory. Dula has been deputy city
attorney for the City of Hickory since 2006. ◆ Kevin
Charles Massey (’01 BMUS) of New York played
the lead (Monty Navarro) in the musical comedy A
Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder performed
in September at the Peace Center in Greenville,
S.C., and in November at the Knight Theater, Levine
Center for the Arts, in Charlotte.