◆ Anna Rosser Upchurch (’ 80 BA), 59, of
Leeds, U.K.; Nov. 23, 2016. After a career in arts
management, Upchurch joined the faculty at the
University of Leeds in 2009 as a lecturer on cultural
policy. She wrote two books on the intellectual
history of cultural and arts policy in Britain and North
1981 update Daniel Edward
McDonnell (’ 81 MS) of Greenville, S.C., has been
named senior project manager of hydrogeology for
HRP Associates, an environmental engineering and
hydrogeology firm. McDonnell will provide technical
support and project management on complex
hydrogeological investigations, including corrective
action plans, groundwater monitoring programs,
remedial investigations and feasibility studies.
obituary Ruth Culbertson Samuelson (’ 81,
’ 82 BA), 57, of Charlotte; Jan. 23, 2017. Elected
to the N.C. House in 2006, Samuelson served her
south Charlotte district for four terms, as Republican
Conference leader and chair of the banking and
environment committees. She was instrumental in
creating Charlotte’s Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
Both the National Rifle Association and the Sierra
Club endorsed her re-election campaigns. At UNC,
she belonged to Kappa Kappa Gamma and Campus
Crusade for Christ.
1982 updates W. Clifton Barnes
III (’ 82 ABJO) of Cary has received an Award of
Excellence from the D.C.-based Communications
Concepts for the series of columns he wrote on
Dean Smith for his sports website CapitalSportsNC.
com. This is the fourth award in a row that the
website has won in the annual competition.
Barnes is a freelance writer, editor and website
developer whose websites include cb3media.
com. ◆ Susan Clinard Dickenson (’ 82 BSBA) of
Greensboro has been promoted to editor-in-chief
of Home Accents Today. Dickenson has been the
retail editor since 2006 and writes both features
and a monthly column exploring everything from
emerging technologies and design trends to
marketing, merchandising and consumer behavior.
◆ Linda Mackie Griggs (’ 82 BA, ’ 84 MSLS) of East
Greenwich, R.I., has been named assisting priest
at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Providence.
Ordained to priesthood in May 2016, Griggs has
been serving as St. Martin’s director of children’s
and youth formation. ◆ Malcolm David Griggs
(’ 82 BA, ’ 85 JD) of East Greenwich, R.I., has been
named executive vice president and chief risk officer
for Citizens Financial Group. Griggs joined Citizens
as chief credit officer in 2014. ◆ Speed Hallman
(’ 82 ABJO) of Hillsborough has been installed
as deputy grand master of the Masons of North
Carolina. Hallman retired in 2016 as senior director
of development at the UNC Eshelman School of
Pharmacy Foundation and served as associate
dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass
Communication from 2004 to 2013.
obituary David Michael Farrell (’ 82 BA, ’ 87
MBA), 57, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 22, 2017. Farrell
retired as president of United Electric Co. of Ohio in
Burlington. He was an active member of St. Thomas
More Catholic Church.
1983 update Steven Lewis Chenault
(’ 83 MPH) of Newport News, Va., has received a
master of arts in the humanities from Old Dominion
University. Chenault is a library tech at the Grissom
1984 updates Jeffrey Kelley
Schomburger (’ 84 BA) of Cincinnati has been
named an independent director on the board of
Tyson Foods. Schomburger has served as global
sales officer for Procter & Gamble since 2015 and
in various executive positions in Europe and the
U.S. since joining the company in 1984. ◆ Lynn
Peithman Stock (’ 84 ABJO) of San Jose, Calif., has
been named assistant managing editor for print and
special projects at the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Stock has been with the publication since 2014.
obituaries Raymond Leon Fike (’ 84 BA,
’96 MFA), 62, of Alma, Mich.; Jan. 9, 2017. Fike
taught at the University of North Texas-Dallas
and the University of North Dakota-Fargo. He also
drove tractor trailers for many years. He served
in the Army in the Vietnam War. ◆ Peter Michael
Griswold (’ 84 MPH, ’98 MSLS), 59, of Cranston,
R.I.; Jan. 18, 2017. Griswold held positions in public
health in New Jersey and North Carolina before
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