◆ Lynda Fonte Cunningham (’90 BSN, ’93 MA), 69,
of Chapel Hill; Sept. 20, 2016. Cunningham made
her career as a nurse.
1991 updates William “Garrett”
Chapman (’91 BA) of Summerfield has been
promoted to vice president of global transportation
and logistics for VF Corp., an apparel, footwear
and accessories representative for more than 30
brands, including Eagle Creek, Jansport, Lee, The
North Face, Timberland and Wrangler. Chapman
has been with VF for 25 years. ◆ Richard William
Fernandez (’91 BA) of Needham, Mass., has been
named president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess
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Hospital-Milton. Fernandez moves to the position
from Brigham and Women’s Health Care, where he
was senior vice president of ambulatory services.
◆ William Edmond Whiddon Robinson (’91 BA)
of Salem, Va., has received a PhD from Union
Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va. Robinson,
pastor to Salem Presbyterian Church, has published
Metaphor, Morality, and the Spirit in Romans 8: 1–17,
an examination of the metaphors Paul uses to
reveal the roles that the Holy Spirit and believers
play in moral conduct.
obituary Ashley Ivester Tewell (’91, ’92
BSBA; ’92 MAC), 47, of Decatur, Ga.; Jan. 27, 2017.
Tewell was a senior vice president of finance at
Gables Residential in Atlanta. At UNC, she was a
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and served as
class treasurer and senior class marshal.
1992 update Charles Edward Perusse
(’92, ’94 MPA) of Raleigh has been appointed
state budget director of North Carolina by Gov.
Roy Asberry Cooper III (’ 79 BA, ’ 82 JD), a position
he held under Gov. Bev Perdue. Prior to his
appointment, Perusse served as COO for the UNC
System for six years and as a fiscal analyst for the
N.C. General Assembly for nearly a decade.
family addition Dr. Laura Patricia Stadler
(’92 BA) of Lexington, Ky.; a son, Ryan Paul Stadler,
in October 2016.
obituaries Marie Scott Fullerton Freeman
(’92 MSW), 72, of Candler; Nov. 26, 2016.
Freeman retired after 10 years as a social worker
with Buncombe County’s department of social
services. Previously, she taught in county schools
and worked for Blue Ridge Mental Health. ◆ Judith
Davis Grooms (’92 BA), 47, of Taylors, S.C.; Feb. 16,
2016. Grooms worked as an investment counselor
at First Citizens Investor Services, a subsidiary
of First Citizens Bank. ◆ Claire Loe (’92 MPH),
52, of Decatur, Ga.; Nov. 3, 2016. Loe was senior
informatics analyst with the Task Force for Global
Health in Decatur. ◆ C. Nelson Rhodes II (’92,
’91 PhD), 52, of Chapel Hill; Dec. 10, 2016. As a
research scientist who specialized in molecular and
cell biology, Rhodes worked to identify biomarkers
and treatments for cancer. He received many
awards while at GlaxoSmithKline.
1993 updates Sonia S. Everhart (’93
BSPHR) of Charlotte and her colleague Desiree
Kosmisky have received a Best Practices Award
from the American Society of Health-Systems
Pharmacists for improving glycemic control across
facilities in the Carolinas HealthCare System
through Tele-ICU Pharmacy Services. Everhart, a
clinical pharmacy specialist at Northeast Medical
Center, also presented her work on hyponatremia
management at the 2017 meeting of the Society
of Critical Care Medicine. ◆ Deena Deese Kilmon
(’93, ’94 BA) of Easton, Md., has been named sales
and marketing director for Chesapeake Harvest, a
subsidiary of the Easton Economic Development
Corp., working with local farmers to open new
markets, provide produce to underserved metro
markets in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore and
create new jobs locally. Kilmon is a former restaurant
owner, brand strategist and community activist with
a background in local food sales. ◆ Robert Lee
Rearden III (’93 BA) of Atlanta has joined the firm of
Morris, Manning & Martin as a real estate partner.
◆ Clayton Dowd Somers (’93 BSBA) of Chapel Hill
has been named vice chancellor of public affairs
for UNC and secretary of the University. Somers
is responsible for managing issues affecting UNC
operations associated with the state and federal
governments. Previously, he served as chief of staff
to the N.C. Speaker of the House.
1994 obituaries Janet Michelle
“Shelly” Burke (’94), 51, of Burlington; Jan. 18,