61, of Charlotte; June 21, 2017. Gash worked for
the N.C. Department of Revenue. He was an Eagle
Scout. At UNC, he belonged to Alpha Phi Omega. ◆
Alvin Leo Manuel (’ 77 BA), 62, of Brentwood, Tenn.;
July 8, 2017. Manuel worked in sales. At UNC, he
belonged to AFROTC.
1978 update Shelia Grant Bunch (’ 78
MSW) of Winterville has been appointed to the Pitt
County board of social services. Bunch is a professor
and director of the School of Social Work at East
Carolina University, where she researches domestic
violence, social work education, social inequality and
issues related to children and families.
1979 updates Mary Patricia “Patty”
Dorroh (’79 BSBA) of Burns, Ore., a writer with
national clients, has been appointed to a two-year
term as the first female county commissioner
for Harney County, Ore. Dorroh has worked in
economic development, human services and on
veterans’ issues. ◆ Jim Watkins Phillips Jr. (’79
BA) of Greensboro has been selected as an at-large
member of the Public School Forum of N.C. Phillips is
a partner in Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey &
Leonard. He was on the transition team for N.C. Gov.
Roy Cooper (’79 BA, ’ 82 JD) and represents Cooper
in the governor’s challenge of the constitutionality
of laws enacted in late 2016 by the N.C. General
Assembly. Phillips was a member of the GAA Board
of Directors as student body president (1978–79).
1980 updates Rebecca Faye
Galli (’ 80 BA) of Lutherville, Md., has published
Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience.
Galli writes about the unravelling of a bucolic,
Southern childhood that begins with her brother’s
death at age 17 in a waterskiing accident and
moves forward to the birth of her son with an
undiagnosed degenerative disease that took his
life, her daughter’s autism and, nine days after
her divorce, Galli’s own diagnosis of transverse
myelitis, a condition that would leave her paralyzed
from the waist down. Galli is the CEO and owner
of Where I Sit and writes a weekly column,
Thoughtful Thursdays, in The Baltimore Sun. She
is past member of the GAA Board of Directors
(2005–08). ◆ Carver Camp Weaver (’ 80 ABJO) of
Hurdle Mills has been named Rotarian of the Year
by the Downtown Durham Rotary Club. Weaver
is the director of marketing and communications
at Durham Technical Community College and
the former owner of Square One Marketing, an
advertising business she founded.
obituaries Robert Sedgwick Chapman (’ 80
MPH), 73, of Bangkok, Thailand; June 10, 2017.
Chapman taught epidemiology, public health and
biostatistics at the College of Public Health Sciences
at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Previously,
he was an epidemiologist with the EPA for 30 years.
At UNC, he was a desk editor for The Daily Tar Heel.
◆ Kathleen Fischer Follo (’ 80 BSMAT), 58, of
Chester, Va.; Oct. 12, 2016. At UNC, Follo belonged
to Phi Mu. ◆ Charles Edward Rankin (’ 80 BA), 59,
of Fairview; June 16, 2017. Rankin owned Wood
Tech Enterprises. Previously, he owned and was
brewmaster of Dilworth. He hosted the Livestock
Music Festival and was a percussionist in the
Asheville band Circus Mutt.
1981 updates Marc David Bishop
(’ 81 BA, ’ 84 JD) of Greensboro has been named
a member-at-large of the N.C. General Statutes
Commission. Bishop is a partner at Brooks, Pierce,
McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard. He also is
general counsel to a variety of firms. ◆ D. Thomas
Lambeth Jr. (’ 81 BA, ’ 85 JD) of Burlington has been
appointed a Superior Court judge for N.C. Judicial
District 15A in Alamance County, a seat held by G.
Wayne Abernathy (’ 65 BA, ’ 75 JD) until Abernathy
retired. Lambeth has been an N.C. District Court
judge since 2007. ◆ Dr. William Warren Stuck (’ 81
MD) of Greenville, S.C., has retired after 31 years
in medicine and cardiology, the past 21 years at
Columbia Heart in its Newberry and Columbia offices.
obituary Donna Elaine Bennick (’ 81 BA, ’ 84
JD), 58, of Chapel Hill; July 30, 2017. Bennick
retired as a lawyer from her family law practice in
Chapel Hill. Previously, in New York for 20 years,
she was a public defender with the Legal Aid
Society of New York City and a lawyer with Hoffinger
Friedland and Sheresky Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan.
1982 updates Haven Elizabeth Carter
(’ 82 BA, ’ 88 MBA) of Durham has published Mindful
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