He coached youth league sports. ◆ Carole Phillips
Hines (’ 74, ’ 73 PhD), 89, of Norfolk, Va.; March 7,
2017. Hines taught linguistics and English at Old
Dominion University, retiring with emeritus status.
◆ Reginald Eugene Mitchell (’ 74 BSBA, ’ 78 MBA),
64, of Brockton, Mass.; Feb. 4, 2017. Mitchell
had a 30-year career as a manager and director in
the medical device and pharmaceutical industries,
before deciding to pursue Baptist ministry full time.
He had been pastor of his most recent church, Allen
AME Church in Providence, R.I., since 2002. He
chaired Amen, a housing program. At UNC, he was a
1975 updates Dr. Cecil Clifton
Gordon Jr. (’ 75 BA, ’ 80 MD) of Greenville, Del., has
joined the board of directors of the USA Swimming
Foundation. Gordon, an OB-GYN in private practice,
is a longtime USA Swimming official who has
officiated at international meets, including the 2015
FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia; U.S.
National Championships; Open Water Nationals and
Olympic Team Trials. In 2016, he served as a starter
at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. ◆ Raymond
Manley “Rick” Strunk Jr. (’ 75 BA) of Carrboro
has been inducted into the N.C. Athletic Directors’
Association Hall of Fame. Strunk served on the N.C.
High School Athletic Association staff from 1986
until retiring in 2015 as associate commissioner.
Strunk teaches a course on ethics and issues in
athletics at Duke’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
obituaries Teresa Lynn Bolick (’ 75 BA), 64,
of Westford, Mass.; Jan. 1, 2017. Bolick was a
psychologist who specialized in autism spectrum
disorders and wrote two books about Asperger’s
syndrome. She ran in four Boston Marathons,
during the last of which she was in treatment for
cancer. At UNC, she was a member of Kappa Alpha
Theta and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. ◆ Susan
Elizabeth Pittman (’ 75 ABEd), 63, of Raleigh; Feb.
16, 2017. Pittman was a school counselor, reading
specialist and, in retirement, a substitute teacher in
Wake County schools. A master gardener, she also
volunteered as a docent at the governor’s mansion.
At UNC, she belonged to Delta Delta Delta. ◆
Armand Tipton “Tip” Swisher Jr. (’ 75 BA), 63, of
Tucker, Ga.; March 27, 2017. Swisher was a former
Navy officer who made a career in real estate. At
UNC, he belonged to Sigma Nu.
1976 updates Lois Hauser “Peaches”
Golding (’ 76 BA) of Bristol, England, has been
appointed the first black female Lord Lieutenant
of Bristol and will represent Queen Elizabeth II
at ceremonial events there. Golding, director of
Peaches Golding Marketing & Communications,
moved to Bristol 35 years ago and has served as
the town’s High Sheriff. ◆ R. Doyle Parrish (’ 76
BSIR) of Raleigh has been appointed to a second
term on the UNC Board of Governors by the N.C.
House of Representatives. Parrish is the president
and co-founder of the Summit Hospitality Group.
obituary Bruce Thomas Smith (’ 76 BSMAT,
’ 92 PhD), 64, of San Francisco; Nov. 11, 2016.
Smith was a software engineer in Silicon Valley.
He made jewelry and had an interest in animal
1977 updates Hill Carrow (’ 77 BA)
of Morrisville has been inducted into the National
Association of Sports Commissions’ Sports Tourism
Hall of Fame in recognition of his role as a promoter
of sports events, including the State Games of N.C.,
the U.S. Olympic Festival and the USA Swimming
National Senior Championships. Carrow, CEO of
Triangle Sports Commission, is the founder of the
NASC. Carrow served on the GAA Board of Directors
(1976–77) as senior class president. ◆ Dr. Bruce
Gary Gellin (’ 77 BA) of Washington, D.C., has been
named president, global immunization, at Sabin
Vaccine Institute. Gellin is a 15-year veteran of the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and
has served as deputy assistant secretary for health
and director of the National Vaccine Program Office
since 2002. ◆ William Lee Hodges (’ 77, ’ 78 BSBA)
of Raleigh has been named interim CFO for Novan.
Hodges comes to the late-stage pharmaceutical
company from Pozen, where he was CFO and senior
vice president of finance and administration. ◆
Alan Stewart Murray (’ 77 BA) of Greenwich, Conn.,
has been named president of Fortune, where he
formerly was editor-in-chief. Murray will continue to
serve as chief content officer at Time Inc. Murray
served on the GAA Board of Directors (1976–77 and
obituaries Elaine Head Gorski (’ 77 BA), 62, of
Chapel Hill; March 20, 2017. Gorski was operations
manager at WCHL radio and later managed research
grants at Duke University. After a car accident
rendered her quadriplegic in 2003, she became
politically active in social justice issues and was
deeply involved in the General Assembly passing an
expansive consumer-rights protection law in 2009.
At UNC, she was manager of the wrestling team.
◆ Barry Dale Graham (’ 77 MBA), 64, of Conover;
Jan. 12, 2017. Graham retired as vice president
and treasurer of CommScope, a maker of fiber-optic
cable and other telecommunications products,
based in Hickory. He was a hiker and whitewater
1978 marriage Susan Elkins Roberts
(’ 78 BMUS, ’ 91 JD) and Carl Woodall Hibbert of
obituaries Timothy Wayne Berly (’ 78 BA),
60, of Charlotte; March 11, 2017. Berly was a
market planning specialist for Digital Equipment
Corp. At UNC, he belonged to Marching Band and
Kappa Sigma. ◆ Danny Taylor Keever (’ 78 BSBA),
61, of High Point; Oct. 10, 2016. Keever, a CPA,
was co-founder of the accounting firm Hendricks,
Keever & Barney. He played the mandolin and often
performed with bluegrass groups and competed
at bluegrass festivals. ◆ Charles Britt Smith Jr.
(’ 78 BA), 60, of Bluefield, Va.; Dec. 19, 2016.
A computer programmer, Smith started his own
1979 updates Jackson Lewis Bacot
(’ 79 BA) of Greenville, S.C., has been named
marketing creative director and a member of the
practice growth department at the accounting, tax
and consulting services firm Elliott Davis Decosimo.
Bacot’s prior experience includes positions as
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