Burlington; Feb. 5, 2017. Hoag was a founding
member of Together House, a clubhouse day
program for the mentally ill, and helped raise money
for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
1989 updates G. Wayne Goodwin
(’89 BA, ’ 92 JD) of Raleigh has been elected chair
of the N.C. Democratic Party. Goodwin served
four terms in the N.C. House of Representatives,
from 1996 to 2004, and then as insurance
commissioner from 2008 to 2016. ◆ Carol Miller
Swain (’89 PhD) of Brentwood, Tenn., has received
the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the
Virginia Western Community College Educational
Foundation. Swain is a professor of political science
and law at Vanderbilt University, working in the fields
of race relations, immigration, representation and
evangelical politics. Her publications have been
cited in two Supreme Court cases. ◆ Jerry Franklin
“Frank” Wood Jr. (’89 BA) of Selma has been
elected to serve as District Court judge for N.C.
Judicial District 11. Wood had been in practice as a
partner in Hewett & Wood.
obituaries Philip Michael Rees (’89 JD), 54,
of Marietta, Ga.; Jan. 30, 2017. Rees was general
counsel for Wellington Healthcare Services. He
helped build an orphanage through mission trips to
Romania and Estonia and played the drums in a duo
with his longtime music partner. ◆ Cynthia Connolly
Williams (’89 BA), 49, of Raleigh; March 13, 2017.
A CPA, Williams was a software tester at SAS.
1990 updates Michele Koszarsky
Rist (’ 90 BA) of Collegeville, Pa., has been named
Pennsylvania state manager for Title Alliance,
an employee-stock-ownership plan company
specializing in title joint ventures. Rist has been with
Title Alliance for 20 years, serving most recently as
a corporate trainer. ◆ Deborah Koff Ross (’ 90 JD)
of Raleigh has been named a legal and public policy
adviser to business and government clients of Smith
Moore Leatherwood. Ross served in the N.C. House
of Representatives from 2003 to 2013 and was the
2016 Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate.
obituary Sean Nelson Rogers Wells (’ 90
BSBA), 48, of Swansboro; Feb. 14, 2017. Wells
was a partner at Feldman Gale & Weber in Miami,
specializing in international law.
1991 updates H. Arthur Bolick II (’ 91
BA, ’ 94 JD) of Chapel Hill has received his mediator
certification from the N.C. Dispute Resolution
Committee. Bolick is a partner in Brooks Pierce. ◆
Mitzi Plummer Johnson (’ 91 BA) of Lake Junaluska
has been named director of programming for the
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center.
Johnson is an ordained elder in the N.C. Conference
of the United Methodist Church and recently served
as pastor of spiritual formation at University United
Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. ◆ William Marshall
“Marty” Kotis III (’ 91 BSBA) of Summerfield has
been re-appointed to the UNC Board of Governors
by the N.C. Senate. Kotis is the CEO and owner
of Kotis Holdings, a commercial developer, and
Kick Ass Concepts, formerly Restaurant Investors.
◆ Daniel Gerald Tubaugh (’ 91 BSBA) of Waxhaw
has been promoted to vice president, managed
care contracting, for Carolinas HealthCare System.
◆ Stephen Robert Walston (’ 91 ABJM) of Wilson
has been inducted into the N.C. American Legion
Baseball Hall of Fame. While he has never played
baseball or coached, Walston has served as a
scorekeeper, public-address announcer, scoreboard
operator, statistician, historian, website manager,
social media director and a host of other duties for
Post 13 since 1986. Walston is a digital content
manager for Wake County government.
obituaries Genevieve Ward Cotter (’ 91 MFA),
83, of Chapel Hill; Feb. 16, 2017. Cotter earned a
nursing degree early in her career and later became
a visual artist. She showed her work in local art
galleries. ◆ Virginia Darden Meeks (’ 91 ABJM),
47, of Charleston, S.C.; Feb. 23, 2017. Meeks
was a lawyer who specialized in estate planning.
She taught at the Charleston School of Law and
provided pro bono legal services to many nonprofits.
At UNC, she was a member of Chi Omega. ◆ Alicia
Bowser Moore (’ 91 BA), 48, of Spring Hope; March
4, 2017. Moore, a biologist, conducted research
with the National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences. She was published extensively and twice
was recognized with awards from the National
Institutes of Health. At UNC, she was a member
of Alpha Kappa Alpha. ◆ Samuel Clinton Potter
(’ 91 MFA), 54, of La Porte, Ind.; March 28, 2017.
Potter made his career in acting, directing and
screenwriting. ◆ Warren Deltrice Robinson (’ 91
BA), 48, of Durham; Feb. 25, 2017. Robinson was
a licensed real estate broker who founded his own
real estate group in Durham. At UNC, he belonged to
the Black Student Movement.
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1992 updates Philip Augustine
Baddour III (’ 92 BA) of Raleigh has been nominated
to serve a six-year term as a commissioner to the
N.C. Industrial Commission. Baddour joined the
Industrial Commission as a deputy commissioner in
2000 and was reappointed in 2015. ◆ Christopher
Overton Robbins (’ 92 BA) of Greenville has been
named CEO of Cornerstone Bank and elected to its
board of directors. Robbins will continue to serve as
chief credit officer.
obituary Troy Kenneth “Ken” Hales (’ 92, ’ 91
MA), 64, of Seattle; March 14, 2017. Hales was an
accounting manager for 13 years at UNC’s School
of Media and Journalism. In retirement, he was
an office assistant at Family Works Food Bank &
Resource Center in Seattle.
1993 update Robert Preston Bryan
III (’ 93 BA) of Charlotte has been appointed to
the UNC Board of Governors by the N.C. House
of Representatives. Bryan, senior vice president,
corporate strategies and real estate, for Cardinal
Innovations Healthcare, served in the N.C. House
as the representative for District 88 from 2011 to
1994 updates Erinn Moore Beekman
(’ 94 BA) of Hampstead has been named a senior
consultant with Cornerstone Business Advisors.
Beekman also serves as president of the Wilmington
Medical Group Managers Association. ◆ Adam
Frederic Levinson (’ 94 MEd) of Durham has been
named chief financial officer for the N.C. Department
of Public Instruction. Levinson’s experience includes
a seven-year term as a fiscal analyst at the N.C.
General Assembly. ◆ Rahul K. Mehta (’ 94 BA) of
Philadelphia has published his debut novel, No
Other World, a portrait of an Indian immigrant family
set in the 1980s and 1990s in western New York.
Mehta, a teacher of creative writing at the University
of the Arts in Philadelphia and the author of the
short-story collection Quarantine, describes his novel
as part family saga and part gay coming-of-age story
with action moving back and forth between rural
America and small-town India.
obituaries Stanley Carlton Cagle (’ 94
MSW), 63, of Carthage; Feb. 22, 2017. ◆ Barbara
Ferguson Lee (’ 94 MSW), 69, of Charlotte; April
26, 2016. Lee retired as a social worker with the
Charlotte YWCA. ◆ Maria Venakides (’ 94 BA), 69,
of Chapel Hill; July 12, 2016.
1995 update Michael Bruce Olin (’ 95
BA) of Pennington, N.J., has received Princeton
University’s Donald Griffin ’ 23 Management
Award, which includes a grant toward professional