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Alumni deaths

  • Lake Simpson Dickson ’19
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Alumni deaths

  • Fannie Northrop Kletzien ’25
  • Cornelia Powell Crocker ’28
  • Grace Gilreath Elledge ’28
  • Rosa Anna Cook ’29
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Alumni deaths

  • Jessie Sink Jones ’30
  • Sarah Kelley Smith Mercuri ’30
  • Frances Shearon Thompson ’31
  • Helen Douglass Hughes ’31
  • Marie Frisard Turner ’31
  • Elizabeth Glenn Davis ’31
  • Buna Arnold Cameron ’33
  • Frances Hayman Brown ’33
  • Hattie Kendrick Boggs ’33
  • Marguerite Rustin Ballard ’33
  • Olga Frisard Crabtree ’33
  • Ruby Paschall Shackleford ’33
  • Virginia Robinson Steele ’33
  • Jeannette Schein Addlestone ’34
  • Jennie Dare Love ’34
  • Mary Smith Wiegmann ’34
  • Melva Massey Hartsell ’34
  • Ruby McCann ’34
  • Lucy Ross Taylor ’35
  • Mary Burns ’35
  • Margaret Mayhew ’36
  • Rachel Dunnagan Woodard ’36
  • Elaine Inman Bradner ’36
  • Winifred Hardison Cranor ’36
  • Aileen Crowder McKinney ’37
  • Esther Brown Gray ’37
  • Dorothy McKenzie Bondanella ’38
  • Douglas Regina Plonk McElwee ’38
  • Julia Moseley Combs ’38
  • Margaret Mahaffey McFadyen ’38
  • Flora Lee Bobbitt ’39
  • Elsie Fogleman Mullinix ’39
  • Elizabeth Aldrich Newton ’39
  • Frankie Northcott Pointer ’39
  • Mary Jane Beckerdite Larabee ’39
  • Sara Gray Duncan ’39
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Gladys Rowland Vincent ’48, ’65 MEd married Richard "Skip" Redner at Parkway Baptist Church in Greensboro in September. After traveling for a month following the wedding, they are now living in Greensboro.

The late Peggy Almond Fullington ’48 was honored Feb. 21 when the N.C. Arts Incubator named a memorial gallery for her, the PAF Gallery in Siler City. Peggy majored in art at WC and went on to teach art at schools in Siler City, Asheboro and Raleigh.

Jessie Lee Donathan-Howard ’49 is a home care private duty nurse working with seniors. She has been recognized by two governors with the Long Leaf Pine Award and the Old North State Award. She was named the 2008 Outstanding Older Worker for North Carolina by Experience Works.

Patricia Haines Copley ’49 was honored by the congregation of Greensboro’s St. Francis Episcopol Church for her 50 years of service as their organist.

Eleanor Ross Taylor ’40, ’75 LLD has been inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Eleanor is the author of numerous volumes of poetry including her first, "Wilderness of Ladies," published in 1960. In 1998 she was awarded the Shelley Memorial Prize by the Poetry Society of America.

Alumni deaths

  • Emma Hemphill ’40, ’61 MEd
  • Margarette Long ’40
  • Doris Shaffer Gray ’41
  • Jane Streetman Cotter ’41
  • Mary Slocum Tinga ’41
  • Dorothy Robinette Carson ‘42
  • Kathryn Schrum Lloyd ‘43
  • Gibbs Holmes Willard ‘43
  • Irma Cline Long ’43
  • Sarah Baity Thomas ’43
  • Thora Ross Morris ’43
  • Ann Rainey Weidman ’44
  • Betty Dorton Thomas ’44
  • Jamie Fowler Sykes ’44
  • Lida Ormand Whitehurst ’44
  • Mattille Hicks Whitaker ’44
  • Stella Efland Roulhac ’44
  • Caroline Garner McLaughlin ’45
  • Clyde Myers Powers ’45
  • Dorothy Bell Steelman ’45
  • Joy Spratt McCall ’45
  • Thelma Haas Peeler ’45
  • Janie Pearce Amis ’46
  • Jean A. Hardin ’46
  • Martha Hamby Ross ’46
  • Mary Hunter Boyd ’46
  • Meta Coleman Bleier ’46
  • Myra Siff Levin ’46
  • Elizabeth Cade Price ’47
  • Frances McClure Peters ’47
  • Lucy Wolfe Eaton ’47
  • Margaret Hicks Nesbitt ’47
  • Mary Ellen Harrell Bullard ’47
  • Marjorie Whittington Memory ’47
  • Jean Griffith Ritchie ’48
  • Peggy Almond Fullington ’48
  • Celeste Orr Prince ’49
  • Patsy McNutt Adams ’49

Sympathy is extended to

  • Anne Braswell Rowe ’41 in the death of her husband, W. Mercer Rowe Jr.
  • Penelope Morton Bender ’43 in the death of her husband, James Virgil Bender.
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Esther Cantrell Elliott ’51 is living in Gonubie, South Africa, where she continues to lead her church's choir. She worked hard over many months arranging a "singing Christmas tree" for this past year's Christmas service.

Dr. Phyllis Wolfe Colter '55 was honored at Neighborhood Healthcare's 40th anniversary celebration for her volunteer contributions to the organization and to other local nonprofits. Phyllis has organized and attended field trips for the organization's Senior Peer Group, helped to plan the annual volunteer recognition ceremony, and taught English to older adults, among many other contributions.

Jane Johnson Young '58 is the author of “Settling Estates in North Carolina: A Step-by-Step Guide” (1993). She has also co-authored another book,” Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches, Personal Settings” (2008).

Elizabeth Westmoreland Payne '50, '69 MEd is the second person to be awarded faculty emeritus status at Virginia Western Community College where she taught vocational education for 25 years and retired as program head of Microcomputer Studies and director of the Institute for Business Development.

Rebecca Ann Lloyd '50 received an honorary degree at the UNCG Commencement in May. Rebecca spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy, including four years at the Naval Reactors Branch that ultimately produced the nuclear navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1972, she started her own real estate firm which she ran until 1999.

Alumni deaths

  • Sarah Barringer Wilson ’50
  • Ann Ingram Kirk ’51
  • Doris Bryan Byrd ’51
  • Janette Jones Watson ’51
  • Jeannette Horton McSwain ’51
  • Nan Wilkinson Price ’51
  • Shirley Berry Warinner ’51
  • Betty Jean Manson ’52
  • Joyce Lemons Coulter ’52
  • Louise Bedford ’52
  • Estelle Cherry Lawing ’54 MEd
  • John Frank Sherard Jr. ’54 MEd
  • Rebecca Williams Hinds ’54
  • Alice Carlyle Euliss ’55
  • Bertram Taft Smith ’55 MEd
  • Beth Ann Dixon ’55 MS
  • Ann Bowles Miller ’55
  • Ida Jane Johnson ’55
  • Janie Ferguson Lowery ’55
  • Marion Moss Elliott ’57
  • Vearle Whittington Page ’57, ’64 MEd
  • Lois Privette Boggs ’58
  • Darlene Harris Conner ’59
  • Patricia Lentz Chambers ’59
  • Mary Bush ’59
  • Floy Nell Hawkins Garrison ’59

Sympathy is extended to

  • Oriana McArthur McKinnon ’50 in the death of her husband, Arnold B. McKinnon.
  • Barbara Mangum Bowland '51 in the death of her husband, L. Banks Bowland.
  • Jessie Osborne Scott ’51 in the death of her husband, former North Carolina governor, Bob Scott.
  • Patty Hege Garrison '52 in the death of her daughter, Marian Elizabeth Garrison.
  • Janet S. Unger '53 in the death of her husband, Leslie H. Unger.
  • June Van Horn Brehm '54 in the death of her husband, Richard H. Brehm III.
  • Ruth Friddle Wilson '54 in the death of her husband, Thomas Wilson.
  • Ouida Brown '56 in the death of her husband, George Edward Brown.
  • Barbara Davis Fodor '59 in the death of her husband, Paul Fodor.
  • Harriet Springs Sifford '59, ’65 MEd in the death of her mother, Willie Rebecca Dunn Springs.
  • Diane Carpenter Peebles '59 in the death of her husband, James Douglas Peebles.
  • Terrell E. Weaver '59 in the death of her mother, Sarah Wilkins Weaver.
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Barbara Boerner '60, a professor at Brevard College, was one of 30 academic, business and government leaders from around the world who were invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table ethics discussion. Barbara is a doctoral student at Argosy University; she holds a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University and a master's degree in education from The American University.

Anna Pack Conner ’62 was invited to give a lecture to the Tryon Garden Club Jan. 21. Her program was titled, "It Almost Didn't Happen - Tryon and the Railroad." Anna taught high school business education for 30 years. She has served on the boards of Tryon Little Theater, Tryon Fine Art Center, ICC Polk Campus Foundation, and is now president of the Polk County Historical Association. Anna has written a historical novel titled, "Tryon: An Illustrated History."

Marie Burnette '62, '63 MM earned the national music teacher of the year award from the Music Teachers National Association. The award recognizes teachers who have made a significant difference in the lives of their students, contributed to the advancement of music in the community and are outstanding examples of music teachers. Marie resides in High Point.

Bonnie Caviness Kuester ’65 retired Jan. 31 after 17 years as director of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department.

Dr. Sarah Langston Cowan '65, '81 PhD received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from the UNCG Alumni Association April 2. The award is presented to alumni who have rendered distinctive service on national, state or local levels, and who have made significant contributions to the liberal arts ideal. Sarah, a textile consultant, has had a 40-year relationship with the university as a student, faculty member and loyal alumna. She has served on the UNCG Alumni Association Board of Directors holding the position of president and spearheaded the fund raising effort for the renovation of the Alumni House.

Janie McIver Robertson '67 has been named to the board of the Annie Penn Hospital Foundation. Janie taught for many years at Reidsville Middle School before taking a position as the lead teacher of the gifted program for Rockingham County's schools. She earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2001.

Paula Myrick Short '67 is one of two recipients of the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award for 2009. She serves as the vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents. Prior to this position she was the associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of Missouri System and has been a tenured professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Pennsylvania State University and Auburn University. Paula is also an adjunct professor at UNCG.

Christine Joyner Greene '68 MEd was appointed to the North Carolina State Board of Education by Gov. Beverly Perdue. During her career, Christine has worked as a counselor at Ragsdale High School in Jamestown; served as executive director of the Guilford Institute for Leadership Development; and held the position of vice chair of the North Carolina Standards Board for Public School Administrators. In 2008, she received the Distinguished Practioner Award from UNCG's Department of Counseling and Educational Development.

Patricia J. Trice '68 MM is the founder and director of The Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro. Patricia was a member of the faculty at North Carolina A&T University for nine years before moving to Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., where she retired after a 27-year career.

Susan Gaylord Tysinger ’68 has led the effort to create a Page High School alumni and friends association and currently serves as its president. Under her guidance and leadership, the Alumni and Friends Association, one of just a few high school alumni associations in North Carolina, has contributed more than $50,000 to the school.

Marian Lisa Lofland Gould '69 received the 2009 Distinguished Naturalist Award from the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, an organization she helped found in 1994 and served as its first executive director. During the years following her graduation from UNCG, Lisa worked in Rhode Island as an environmental consultant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, URI and other organizations, becoming one of the most sought after speakers on native plants in the state.

A collection of work by Katherine Marsh Montgomery '57, '71 MFA entitled "World of Color" was exhibited at Arts United in Lexington during May. Kitty has had seven one-woman exhibits in N.C. and was commissioned to execute 10 fabric banners for the N.C. Museum of History for the bicentennial. She has taught art history and studio art at High Point University, Guilford College and Davidson Community College where she also served as chair for the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities.

Alumni deaths

  • Elizabeth Kesler Arthur ’60
  • Helen Fasick Van Sickle ’60
  • Laura Holshouser Mast ’60
  • Lucia Jones Fisher ’60
  • Rhoda Maria Collins ’60
  • Mary Vann Eslinger ’62
  • Mildred McDonald Furches ’62 MS
  • Sally Hylton Pugh ’63 MEd
  • Elaine Fine Stevens ’64
  • Ima Spencer Willett ’64, ’70 MM
  • Susan Starling Sink ’64
  • Mattie Samuelson ’64
  • Ann Crowell Boyle ’65
  • Betty Livermon Cowan ‘65
  • Janet Maulden Magaldi ’65
  • Barbara Carter Blake ’66 MEd
  • Virginia A. Polcha ’66

Sympathy is extended to

  • Rebecca Springs Kaylor ’61 in the death of her mother, Willie Rebecca Dunn Springs.
  • Jane Wilkins Cherry '61 in the deaths of her husband, Sol G. Cherry, and sister, Mary Vann Eslinger '62.
  • Emma Nichols O'Steen '63, ’71 MEd in the death of her husband, David G. O'Steen.
  • Willie Daniel Currin ’64 MEd in the death of her husband, John G. Currin Sr.
  • Ellen Crowell Tedder '68 in the death of her sister, Ann Crowell Boyle '65.
  • Donna Endicott Shively '69 in the death of her husband, Amos Chatman Shively Jr.
  • Elizabeth McElwee Cannon '69 in the death of her mother, Douglas Regina Plonk McElwee '38.
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Dr. Ada M. Fisher ’70 is Republican National Committeewoman for North Carolina and spoke at the Scotland County Republican Women's meeting in March on the importance of education.

David Lester Pegg ’70, ‘75 MM was appointed director of the High Point Community Chorus now in its 11th year. David was artistic director of the Bel Canto Company in Greensboro for 19 years and has been director of music at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem for 16 years.

Joan Leslie Sidelinger Rigel ’70 is retired and resides in Gainesville, Ga. Joan is a member of the very first baccalaureate class in nursing at UNCG.

Dr. Peggy Dupree Smith ‘70 won election to the Johnston County Board of Education in November 2008. Peggy is a professor at Campbell University in Buies Creek and coordinates the university's master's degree program in school administration.

June McLaurin Jeffers ’71 manages McLaurin Funeral Home, which was established by her parents in Reidsville in 1931 and is one of the oldest black-owned businesses in the community. Having earned degrees from Wayne State University and the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, N.Y., June assumed management of the business in 1971. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and is in numerous professional organizations. She has also served her community through membership on the boards of directors for the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, Rockingham County Heart Association and Rockingham County Mental Association.

Betty Thornton Neighbours ’71, ‘75 MLS, also a graduate of Lynchburg College, was elected president of the Westover Club Alumni Association of the college. She will preside at the annual board meeting, luncheons and dinner of the association for the homecoming of the college.

Dr. Gary J. Tucker ’71 authored “Governor William E. Glasscock and Progressive Politics in West Virginia” published by West Virginia University. Gary earned a PhD in History from WVU in 1978.

Jennifer Alley ’72 was named to the fifth annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends during the ACC Women's Basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in February. Jennifer served nine years as the first full time head women's basketball coach at UNC Chapel Hill and helped the Tar Heels capture the 1984 ACC crown as well as guiding her teams to numerous national Top-20 rankings and four NCAA Tournament appearances. She has served as a teacher, coach, athletic administrator, marketer and fundraiser for the past 38 years. She now serves on the Board of Directors of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and on the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning committee and the Life Work Balance Task Force. Jennifer is the director of the NACWAA/HER Institute for Administrative Advancement and the Leadership Enhancement Institute.

Linda Arnold Carlisle ‘72 received the prestigious Denise Maleska Leadership Service Award at the annual Leadership Greensboro Dinner in May.

Norman D. Faircloth ’72, a North Carolina Master Beekeeper, spoke to the Thomasville Woman's Club in February on his respect for bees and his vast knowledge of their day-to-day existence. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Norman is a member of the Jamestown Lions Club, the Guilford County Beekeepers Association and the N.C. State Beekeepers Association.

Dr. Irene Myers Rich ‘72 served with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps for 28 years. She earned the MSN from Vanderbilt University in 1984 and a PhD from The Catholic University of America in 1993. She resides in Springfield, Va.

Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab ’72 MEd announced his retirement as president of Centenary College in Shreveport, La., in January. He will remain on faculty as a tenured professor at Centenary following a sabbatical. Prior to serving Centenary, Kenneth held various administrative posts at Guilford College and the University of South Carolina.

Carol Dubel Womble ‘72, ‘88 MSN is a family nurse practitioner at Eagle Family Medicine in Oak Ridge.

Jane Wells Harrison ‘73 juried the 30th Annual Northwest Artist's League Juried Competition and Exhibition. Jane is a resident of Lenior and is an art instructor at Caldwell Community College.

Nido R. Qubein ‘73 received the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from UNCG at the May commencement. Nido has been president of High Point University since 2005. His Qubein Foundation provides 48 scholarships annually. He is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company and serves on the boards of several national organizations, including BB&T and La-Z-Boy Corp.

Alice Alexander Skinner ‘73 is a triage nurse at Dilworth Pediatrics, a six-physician practice owned by Novant Health. She fondly remembers School of Nursing retired faculty member, Dr. Sandra Reed, and her wise guidance during Alice's pediatric rotation as a nursing student. Alice resides in Mint Hill.

Starr Shelhorse Sordelett ’73 MSN completed an almost 12-year position as the sole private duty nurse for a patient with mutiple sclerosis on Dec. 27, 2008. The patient was her best friend and husband of more than 32 years. Starr is a contributing author of "Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS: A Guide for Families." She was a featured speaker at the National MS Society Conference in Atlanta in 2005. Starr resides in Hopewell, Va.

Rosemary Settles Watts ‘73 is Quality Assurance/Manager of Clinical Practice for Gentiva Health Services in Winston-Salem.

Barbara Taylor Barnes Brennan ‘74 is chief nursing officer at Skyline Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tenn. Barbara is also chairperson of Clinical Council Tennessee Hospital Association and is a member of Tennessee State Board of Nursing.

L. Thornton Edwards Jr. ’74, owner of The Edwards Companies, a retail and distribution firm for national brand snack foods, petroleum and beverages, was awarded the 2009 UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics Distinguished Alumni Award in April. The award is given annually to alumni who achieve success in business and who have made significant contributions to their profession and to the business community. Thornton established the Edwards Companies in 1991, and under his leadership, the Detroit-based company has achieved sales in excess of $40 million, with projections to top the $200 million mark in five years. Thornton has been appointed to two terms on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission and has served numerous community organizations focused on youth and education.

Sally Scantland Foland ‘74 will complete an MS in Organizational Leadership in the fall of 2009 with emphasis in leadership and project management. Sally is a disease and cancer prevention specialist with Kaiser Permanente and resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Donna Jackson Gordon ’74, '05 MSN received a position on the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation's Registered Nurse Exam Council in January 2008. The seven member council reviews, revises and sets questions for the national certification exam in Infusion Therapy. Donna is staff educator II and IV educator/Alaris Infusion pump educator for the Moese Cone Health System.

Vickie Greene Healey ‘74 is a real estate broker and owner of Realty World Southern Style in Chapel Hill.

Julie Spivey Hudson ‘74 is a clinical nurse specialist and liver transplant coordinator at Duke University Medical Center. Julie has served in this role for 24 years and functions as team leader for liver, kidney/pancreas, and small bowel transplant team. Julie was certified as a clinical transplant coordinator in 2008. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her 2-year-old grandson.

Mary Lindsay Rachui ‘74 is manager of women's health education at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. In December, Mary completed a second term as N.C. Section Chair for the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses. She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing.

Margaret Ann Bodie ‘75 is head golf professional at Cypress Landing Golf Club in Chocowinity. Margaret is a member of the LPGA and has been with Cypress Landing Golf Club as assistant professional since 1999.

Colonel Michael A. Calder ‘75, ‘78 BSN serves in the Army Nurse Corps and is Chief of Clinical Operations for the 1st Medical Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. Mike reports, "I do mission analysis, planning and coordination to get physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and para-professionals in the right skill sets, mixes and numbers with the right equipment and supplies to the right place to provide the finest deployed health care for our soldiers on the planet - bar none."

Dr. Peggy Elizabeth Martin ‘75 was named volleyball coach at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., in May. Peggy is the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division II after 33 consecutive winning seasons at the University of Central Missouri. "It really is a fairy tale story," said Martin about her decision to accept the challenge at Spring Hill College. "I began my athletic life playing in the local CYO leagues in Mobile so this is like completing a circle for me."

Mary Beth Darden’76 is a staff nurse anesthetist at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Va. She resides in Virginia Beach.

Katheryn McIntyre Harlan ‘76 is founder and president of Through Healing Eyes and is breast cancer educator and facilitator at Frye Regional Medical Center. Katheryn is also a yoga instructor for breast cancer survivors as well as for the general public. She resides in Hickory.

Rebecca Lindsey Millsaps ‘76 is a nurse manager at Unifour Pediatrics in Hickory.

Barbara Presnell ’76, ‘79 MFA is a poet living in Lexington. “Piece Work,” a play based on Barbara's textile mill poetry premiered in April at the Greensboro Historical Museum by the Touring Theatre of North Carolina.

Charles C. Sullivan ‘76 was the featured reader at the Fortner Writers' Forum in March at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Chuck is chairman of the English Department and teacher of poetry and philosophy with the North Carolina Governor's School East.

Mary Jo Abernethy ‘77 is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and is currently serving as the chief nurse at the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville. She is also staff nurse in cardiac rehabilitation at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. Mary Jo serves on the School of Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Paulo D. Charlton ‘77 is teaching high school Spanish in Thomasville. Paulo earned a master’s degree in church music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1975 and taught music at Northeast Brazil Baptist Seminary in Recife until 1987. He is now married to a former Brazilian student and happily resides in Archdale. Paulo fondly remembers his "inconsequential" participation in the beginnings of men's soccer and wrestling in his undegraduate years. Paulo reports he is "glad to see the new emergence of Spartan Spirit! GO SPARTANS!"

Janet Lynn Fleming ‘77 is a part time staff nurse in labor and delivery at Johnston Health in Smithfield and full time staff nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care at WakeMEd in Raleigh. Janet resides in Clayton.

Susan Carroll Hamilton ‘77 retired as county director from her 32-year career with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Montgomery County. Susan earned her undergraduate degree from Meredith College and earned a second masters degree from NC State. Susan looks forward to retirement as a time for catching up on the family scrapbook while learning to use her new Mac computer, teaching greeting card-making classes and will continue as leader of a 4-H scrapbooking club. She is secretary/treasuerer of the Mt. Gilead Food Pantry and will hopefully find time to travel with her husband, Kent.

Susan Morris Safran ‘77 sold CPR Consultants, the company she started 20 years ago, and continues to work with the company teaching and doing special projects. In addition to enjoying travel with her husband, Perry, and friends, Susan enjoys watching her three adult sons pass major milestones including Stephen's graduation from Campbell University School of Law, Jason's marriage in September and David's emerging career with CPR Consultants. Susan was appointed to the UNCG Board of Trustees in April.

Steven E. Scarce ‘77 is a public health emergency preparedness coordinator/communicable disease/TB nurse for the Davidson County Health Department. Steven retired from the US Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander after 23 years of service in 1994.

Carol Sweeney Sparrow ‘77 performed "Afternoon at the Matinee" with her husband, Randolph Locke, in April at the Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College. The husband and wife duo, accompanied by the Brevard Philharmonic, also performed "And This My Beloved" from Kismet. Carole, a mezzo-soprano, earned a master’s degree in music from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and was a featured artist with the New York City Opera for three seasons. In 1985 Beverly Sills awarded Carole's oustanding performances with the Stanley Tausend Award.

Dr. Catherine Ennis '78 MSPE is the 2009 recipient of the School of HHP's Distinguished Alumni Award. Catherine joined the UNCG faculty last fall, after 19 years at the University of Maryland-College Park. She is an internationally respected scholar in physical education pedagogy who has published more than 60 research articles and delivered over 150 presentations to international, national and regional meetings. She has been the principal investigator for NIH awards totaling over $1.5 million. Among the many awards and honors Catherine has received are fellow status in the Research Consortium of AAHPERD and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Teresa Fesperman Giordano ‘78 is a nurse with Aetna and lives in Alpharetta, Ga.

Bobbie Jean Jobe ’78, ’91 BS, ‘95 MA and husband Carl Stephen Jobe celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on March 3 in Greensboro. Bobbie and Carl are proud parents of Jason Edward and Kevin Arthur.

Dr. Jay August Mancini ‘78 PhD was the January 2009 Institute for Advanced Biometrics and Social Systems Studies featured researcher. Jay is professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech and the senior research fellow at the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment. He is principal investigator on the Providing Access to Resilience-Enhancing Technologies (PARET) for Disasvantaged Communities and Vulnerable Populations project. His role was to consult on community social organization and community capacity building, and his research focuses on community and family support systems, health and well-being, and prevention of intimate partner violence. In June, he presented on the PARET Project research findings at the 2009 World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto.

Lisa Mutschler ‘78 is currently exploring opportunities in health care using her professional experiences in nursing, systems development and management. She spent 13 years in systems development and management and 11 years as a fulltime mother and homemaker. Lisa earned a master of science in health administration from George Washington University and resides in Sterling, Va.

Beth Stafford ‘78 was one of four individuals from across the nation featured in the cover article, "All Fired Up," in the November/December 2008 issue of "SelfEmployed" magazine, a publication for owners of micro-businesses.

Karen Winkler Fox ‘79 is a surgical services float nurse and a birth and beginnings instructor at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Angela Teresa Carter Martin ‘79 is in the process of completing the doctor of nursing practice at George Washington University School of Nursing. Angela graduated from Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in 2004. Her first grandchild, Emma, was born in June 2007 and youngest child graduated from UNCG in December 2008. Angela resides in Bethesda, Md.

The art of Sherry Grant McAdams ‘79 was featured in a solo exhibition at the Roasted Coffee Depot Gallery in Graham during March and April. A graphic designer for Carolina Biological Supply Company by day, Sherry is a member of the Alamance Artisans Guild and has solo exhibits planned through 2010 in galleries throughout N.C. Her art can be viewed at

Cathy Payne Showfety ’79, ‘92 MSN is an adult psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and opened a solo private practice in addition to continuing her practice at Triad Psychiatric and Counseling Center in Greensboro where she has served for 17 years.

Alumni deaths

  • Dr. Linda McCutcheon Flowers Bunn ‘70, ’81 PhD
  • Francisco Depaula MacHado ‘71
  • Wilma Archer Shouse ‘71
  • Judy Ingram Sullivan ‘71
  • Ronald B. Allen ‘72
  • William “Billy” Landon Hudson ’74 MEd
  • Kay Yow ‘74, ’08 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
  • Thomas E. Wylie ‘76
  • Randy B. Bostian ‘78
  • Katherine Griswold Carmichael ‘79
  • Cindy Benbow Labell ‘79

Sympathy is extended to

  • Betty Chunn Allen ‘71 in the death of her husband, Ronald B. Allen '72.
  • Stephanie Sherard Huffstetler '72 in the death of her father, John Frank Sherard Jr. '54 MEd.
  • Sylvia Spencer Seawell ‘72 in the death of her husband, John Cunningham Seawell.
  • Mary Elizabeth McInney Taylor ‘72 in the death of her mother, Aileen Crowder McKinney '37.
  • Starr Shelhorse Sordelett ‘73 MSN in the death of her husband.
  • Amy Powers ‘74 in the death of her mother, Clyde Myers Powers '45x.
  • Jeannie Williams Terry ‘74 in the death of her father.
  • Larry C. Bradham Jr. ’75 in the death of his father, Larry Bradham Sr.
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Mary Carlton Allen ’80 is a quality and infection control practitioner for Medical University of South Carolina. Mary and her family reside in Summerville, S.C.

Amy Findley Daughtrey ’80 is a school-based public health nurse for Wake County Human Services. Amy’s career encompasses her passion as a pediatric nurse, case manager and a public health nurse. In 2005, Amy was selected for the Great 100, the excellence recognition program for N.C. nurses.

Lisa Gaye ’80 is a chaplin with St. Joseph Hospice in New Orleans.

Michael L. Golden ’80 has been named the Greater Georgia regional president for Wachovia, providing leadership to the retail banking teams in Greater Georgia, which includes all Georgia markets outside of Atlanta. He and his wife live with their two children in Atlanta.

Patricia Rice Whitley ’80 EdD is retiring as a professor of physical education and recreation at Catawba College and was recognized at the commencement exercises.

Apidej Bantukul ’81, ’82 MBA is working as a public company director at Muramoto Electron Public Company. He is responsible for internal audit functions and ensures compliance to application regulations. Apidej resides in Bangkok, Thailand.

Cheryl King Bernhardt ‘81 MSN has retired and is working as a volunteer parish nurse in a free clinic in Cleveland.

Deborah May Brown ’81 MSN is principal and owner of D. Brown Consultants, a consulting company specializing in improving and redesigning clinical operations and front end revenue cycle management. She is married with six children and four grandchildren and resides in Clemmons.

Deborah Mullins Dellinger ’81 received a master of arts in counseling from Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C., in May.

Katherine Emerson Hall ‘81 is an elementary and middle school math and science teacher and the coordinator at Lake Pointe Academy in Lake Wylie, S.C.

Martha Pierce Lilley ‘81 is the director for inpatient services at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

Lynne Border Metz '81 is a registered nursing consultant for the state of Florida. Lynne is responsible for developing reimbursement methodologies as well as policy and procedure and guidelines for the state's workman’s compensation program. Prior to her employment with the state of Florida, Lynne spent 14 years with Medicaid developing legislative guidelines and legislative budget requests in order to improve health care to Medicaid recipients.

Diane Deuterman Paschal ‘81 is a master gardener for the Guilford County Agricultural Extension Service.

Bernadette E. McMullen Spong ’81 was named to North State West Raleigh local board in April. Bernadette serves as the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Rx Healthcare. A certified public accountant, she has more than 20 years of experience in project management.

Cheryl Miller Trapp ’81 is an intensive care nursery NRP Regional Trainee at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Cheryl was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Omega Nu Chapter.

Elizabeth K. Woodard ’81 was named the 2009 UNCG School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna. Elizabeth is the director of nursing research and evidence-based practice at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, adjunct associate professor at ECU and UNC Chapel Hill, and magnet appraiser for ANCC.

Susan Sickle Johnson Barnes ‘82 is a nurse educator at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown.

Master Sergeant Martha Canipe ’82 is retiring from the Unites States Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus after 21 years of service. Martha is a soprano and has had the opportunity to tour all 50 states as well overseas. In addition, she has performed at the White House, with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops and the National Symphony.

Rowena Burgess Deaton ’82 is the director of surgical services at Hilton Head Hospital in Hilton Head, S.C. Deaton received AORN President Low Country Chapter 4107 American Heart Associations’ Lifestyle award in 2005.

June Kingsley Hardee ’82 is a labor and delivery and clinical laboratory instructor at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, and a labor and delivery clinical instructor for Queens University Presbyterian School of Nursing.

Scotta Lynette Orr ’82 is the director of Quality and Accreditation Services for Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Among Scotta’s many professional accomplishments is the development and implementation of the first Medicare Certified Hospice Program in Transylvania County.

Dr. Robin Panneton ’82, ‘86 PhD was appointed by Virginia Tech's College of Science as the university's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools coordinator. She has been a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1989.

Barbara Greer Stewart ‘82 is a mental health nurse counselor providing psychological education and individual and group psychotherapy to veterans and their families at Charles George Veterans Medical Center in Asheville. She graduated from Western Carolina with an MS in community counseling in 2006.

Tamra Batton Spencer '82 was named to the board of the Annie Penn Hospital Foundation. Since 2006, Tamra has been the director of economic development for the city of Reidsville. For 10 years prior to that, she was active in the downtown redevelopment through the Reidsville Downtown Corporation.

June L. Basden ’83 is an attorney with Carruthers and Roth, P.A. in Greensboro. June received recognition in two publications for her work in banking and finance law. June was elected to The Best Lawyers in America 2009 edition. She also received recognition in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for 2009 in the areas of banking law, bankruptcy and credit-debtor rights.

Judy Bovender Davis '83 is staff operating room nurse at Amsurg Surgical Eye Center in Greensboro. Judy and her husband Jim '82, own Brinsfield Import Service in Greensboro. They are the parents of Laura and Max.

Mona Brown Ketner ’83 is a perinatal outreach coordinator for Perinatal Region II for Northwest N.C. at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Mona is also author of "A Devotional for Women in Separation and Divorce" published in February by Grateful Steps.

David S. Martin ’83 received the Tommy Nobis "Barrier Breaker Award for Innovation," for the development of Outreach Programs that teach people with disabilities to travel. David is the program manager for disabilities in DOT compliance for Delta Airlines and resides in Tyrone, Ga.

Pauline Shaw Morrison ’83, ’90 MA has retired after 46 years as a consumer advocate with the Better Business Bureau of Central North Carolina. She served as BBB chapter president for the last 22 years.

Barbara Osguthorpe ’83 is retired vice president of Medical Treatment System/KCI and is now a consultant. Barbara resides in Greensboro.

Lori Neal Phillips ‘83 is a nurse in the Clinical Electrophysiology Lab at Duke University Medical Center. Lori presented a poster titled "Collaboration Promotes Consistent Administration of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Cardiac Device Implantation in the EP Lab" at the national Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exhibition in Chicago in May 2008.

John Thompson ’83 was selected as the vice president of athletics of North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. John has been with Wesleyan for 14 years and will continue as head men’s basketball coach. John and his wife Laura have three sons, Andrew, 13, and twins Jackson and Walker, 6. John and his family live in Rocky Mount.

Janet Kemper Beck ’84 published “Creating the John Brown Legend: Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Child and Higginson in Defense of the Raid on Harper's Ferry” by McFarland Publishing. Janet teaches English and advises in the student support services program at Appalachian State University.

Perry D. Boswell ’84, ’93 MEd presented an exhibit, "Out of the Attic. What are you hiding in yours?" at Circa Gallery in Asheboro. Perry was on hand for the opening night in March and offered insight into his work.

Melissa Bridges Caldwell ’84 completed the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program at East Carolina University in 1994 and completed the MSN at Duke University in 2005. Melissa is a pediatric nurse practitioner and neonatal clinical nurse specialist at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Rita Hurley Dougan ’84 is a health occupations educator at Asheboro High School. In 2007, Rita received the National Board Teacher Certification and, in 2008, the Asheboro High School Teacher of the Year.

Danny W. DeHart ’84 EdD was selected as chairman of North Carolina's 10th Congressional District Party. He is a retired principal of Freedom High School in Morganton and since retiring has worked part-time as a high school consultant with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and in the schools of education at Appalachian State and Western Carolina Universities.

Dr. Ellen Essick '84, '86 MEd, '04 PhD is a recipient of the 2009 School of Health and Human Performance Distinguished Alumni Award. Ellen is the national school employee wellness manager for Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Alliance is a joint partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. She served as president of the Eastern Trial HIV Consortium in 2000-03. NCAAHE honored Ellen in 2005 with the College/University Health Educator of the Year Award. She has held faculty positions at UNCG, Greensboro College, Guilford College and UNC-CH. In addition, she has served as director of prevention, adolescent outreach for the Triad Health Project and has been a master trainer for the N.C. School Health Training Center.

Richard N. Hood ‘84 graduated with a master’s in business administration from the Olin School at Babson College in Massachusetts in May. Richard is working with Progress Software Corporation in Bedford, Mass.

Dr. Mary H. Johnson ’84 joined the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center staff at Murfreesboro on April 6. In addition to working with the RCCHC staff, Mary is a hospitalist in the Inpatient Pediatric Department with Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Coron A. Jordan ’84 was selected as an outstanding teacher of the year by the Celia Fleming Women's Missionary Society of Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church. Coron, a teacher with the Burke County Public School system, has taught family and consumer sciences for 16 years. She is married to Jake and they have two children Olivia, 10, and Savana, 8. They reside n Morganton.

Stephanie Carouthers Kelly ’84 became the city clerk for Charlotte in December. She and her husband, Charles, live in Union County.

Caroline Heritage Martin '84 has retired from Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro after 18 years of employment.

Lori Ann Martin ’84 is the nursing education director for the North Carolina Division of Prisons. Lori earned a master of science from the University of Maryland in 1994. She also served in the military from 1987-2007. Lori resides in Clayton.

Dr. Edwin Bell ’85 EdD, a Winston-Salem State University professor of education, is one of 17 faculty members in the UNC system to be given an Excellence in Teaching Award. Over the course of his career, he has won awards for his teaching and research and has secured grants to train elementary and secondary teachers in techniques to improve student learning.

Candace Dawn Call ’85, ’03 MSA was named principal of Donna Lee Loflin Elementary School in Asheboro in March. She has more than 20 years of educational experience and is Randolph County School’s 2009 Principal of the Year and the Central Piedmont Regional runner-up.

Jane Ann Kepley ’85, ’98 painted the inspirational Helen Keller quote "Your success and happiness lies in you" on a mirror at the Women’s Resource Center in Greensboro. Jane Ann is an art teacher for both Gateway Education Center and McIver School in the Guilford County School System. She lives in Pittsboro.

Anna Daniels Nicholson ‘85 works in medical policy development at Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. Anna served in the U.S. Army from 1985-88.

Rhonda Sides Rumple ‘85 is a community nurse case manager for high risk HMO populations and employer self funded health plans for Med-link at Moses Cone Health System. Rhonda is a certified national case manager. She lives in Whitsett.

Leesa Link Bain ‘86 is president, owner and primary consultant of HealthCare Consultants of the Carolinas, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in improving clinical outcomes, creating quality strategic plans and dashboard development for large clinical practices and hospitals. Lisa resides in Concord.

Brian Keith Beard ’86 is the charge nurse for the endoscopy departments at both Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Community Hospital. Brian has done volunteer work for Operation Smile in Tomsk, Russia, and Managua, Nicaragua, assisting with cleft lip and cleft palate repairs. Brian lives in Greensboro.

Sandra Gayle Blackburn ’86 received is a certified nurse-midwife at the Downtown Health Plaza of N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.

Alyson Haines Covington ’86, ’03 BSN is the director of performance improvement, risk management and the acting infection control/employee health nurse at Holly Hill Hospital in Raleigh. Alyson lives in Clayton.

Alicia Fields-Minkins ‘86 was honored as an "Impact Entrepreneur" at the Business Leader Media Hall of Fame awards ceremony. Alicia started her first franchise, Control-o-Fax Medical Systems of the Triad, at the age of 22. She dedicates much of her time pursuing business ideas and ventures and she loves mentoring young people and minorities to become entrepreneurs in their own right.

Pamela Kay Greene ’86 has been volunteering in the education department and the Medical supply department at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern for 11 years. Pamela lives in New Bern.

Scott Hamilton ’86 was appointed executive vice president by AdvantageWest. Scott will oversee all operations at AdvantageWest including implementing policy as directed by the governing board and supporting staff with executing the organization’s program of work.

Freda Lindsey Hairston ‘86 MEd retired after 31 years of service in education. Freda was drawn to education after being influenced by her first-grade teacher. She and her husband, Bern, plan to volunteer with their church. Freda is also the mother of two, and has plans to take her three grandchildren to New York on vacation.

Michael Lynn Hartgrove ’86 became the new tax administrator for Surry County on April 1. Michael has served as interim administrator since December. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers, and North Carolina Tax Collection Association.

Alexandra Sandy Sholl ‘86 is a team lead/referral analyst for the employer dedicated team (Disney) at Cigna Healthcare. She has received multiple Cigna Champion awards. She is also a certified case manager. Sandy has two adult children and lives in Raleigh.

George W. Singleton III ‘86 has published short stories in a variety of magazines and journals including “The Atlantic Monthly” and “Harpers.” His stories have been anthologized in issues of “New Stories From the South.” He has published four collections of stories and two novels: “Novel” and “Workshirts for Madness.” George teaches at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities and in Pickens County, S.C.

Robin Edwards Settlemyre ’87 is a student in Western Carolina University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Robin lives in Laurel Springs.

Dr. Jane Harbinson Teague ’87 EdD was named director of exceptional children by Alexander County Schools in April. Jane was also named Administrator of the Year by the Alexander County Educational Office Professionals Association. She has served Alexander County Schools for 33 years.

Jean Ann Gilbert Trull ’87, ’06 MSN is a pediatric instructor at NC A&T State University in Greensboro. Jean lives in Greensboro.

Dr. Barbara Hawks Zwadyk ’87, ’94 EdD was named the chief curriculum and organizational officer for Guilford County Schools in April. A veteran educator with 25 years of experience, Barbara oversees the development of curriculum for all grades.

Beth Kunkle Bush ’88 was selected as the 2008-09 Teacher of the Year for Statesville Montessori School, where she has taught for 10 years. Beth lives in Statesville with her three children.

Sonja Hill Clapp ’88 is a nurse manager in the endoscopy lab at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kan. Sonja lives in Olathe, Kan.

Kim Green Ragan ’88 is a school nurse supervisor at Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapolis. She and her twin sister, Karen, ran the Myrtle Beach Marathon in February. Kim lives in Concord.

Kerry Coffey Thompson ‘88 completed his PhD in nursing from UNC Chapel Hill in 2006. Kerry lives in Hickory.

Christopher Thomas Edwards ‘89 worked for A Cleaner World 26 years ago while attending UNCG. He worked during the day and took classes at night. Chris is now President and Chief Executive Officer of ACW Management Corporation, the parent company of A Cleaner World in High Point.

Shelby Clark Lawson ‘89 graduated Dec. 5, 2008, from the leadership program for Aspiring Principles, a 12-day course of study offered by the Principals’ Executive Program. Shelby has been the assistant principal of South Stanly High School for the past three years.

Ruth Morris Moose ‘89 has been appointed a Chapman Fellow at the Institute of Arts and Humanities at UNC Chapel Hill. Ruth has been a member of the Creative Writing faculty at UNC-CH since 1996. She has also published two collections of short stories and several collections of poetry. Ruth and her late husband, Talmadge, started the Uwharrie Artist Gallery.


  • Sheri Lynn Paris ’89 to Jason Todd Menegio April 18. The couple will reside in Thomasville.
  • Susan Cook Guthrie ‘89 to Scott Guthrie Feb. 21. The couple now resides in Huntersville.

Alumni deaths

  • Janice Gail Hulin Jarrett ’80
  • Marjorie Ruth Lovell Gregory ‘81
  • Beth Lavender Haunton ‘84
  • Mari Cecelia Mileur ‘85
  • Hannah Brown Hollifield ‘88
  • Lauren L. Brower ‘89
  • Wayne Emerson Nail ‘89
  • Alan Jarrett Tew ‘89

Sympathy is extended to

  • John J. Prudente III ’80 in the death of his father.
  • Kathy Thorne Linsday ’83 in the death of her mother, Marian Henderson Thorne.
  • Natalie Wilson Schorr '83 in the death of her father, Thomas Wilson.
  • Richard Todd Haunton ’85 in the death of his wife, Beth Lavender Haunton ’84.
  • Jonathan L. Wilson '88 in the death of his father, Thomas Wilson.
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Mary Bernheim '90 MSN is serving as a certified registered nurse anesthetist with the U.S. Air Force.

Tracey Umberger Booker ’90 is working as a school nurse with the Alamance/Burlington school system.

Natalie Perkins '90 was a finalist for the 2009 Enterprising Women of the Year award sponsored by Enterprising Women Magazine. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of female leaders in their professional fields and communities. Natalie is president of Clean Design. She began her career at Trone Advertising in Greensboro where she worked her way up to the position of president during a 14-year span. Natalie founded her own agency consulting business and later became chief marketing officer at Blattner Brunner, an advertising agency with offices in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Lisa Thompson '90 will become principal of Seagrove Elementary School for the 2009-10 school year. Prior to her promotion, Lisa was assistant principal for both Tabernacle and Farmer elementary schools.

Laura-Jean Yentsch Collins '91 is employed as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Mary Reynolds Dyer '91 is director of nursing at Avante Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wilkesboro.

Claudia Emerson '91 MFA will receive the first Donald Justice Award for Poetry presented by The Fellowship of Southern Writers. The award will be presented at the Arts & Education Council's Conference on Southern Literature in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Kenneth Leonard '91 has been nominated for an "America's Most Wanted" All-Star. This contest recognizes first responders who go beyond the call of duty.

Laura Mundy Magennis ’91 is employed with the Women and Children’s Health Services department at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. Laura also served as co-chair on the scholarship committee for the N.C. Great 100 Award program which honors exemplary nurses throughout the state.

Barbara Mueller '91 MSN is director of clinical services at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point.

Keith Stirewalt '91 MBA has joined the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem as the associate pastor of Administration and Community Ministries.

Elizabeth Ashby '92 MEd was awarded a doctorate in ministry from the Assembles of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Mo.

Lisa Brooks '92 has been promoted to banking officer with BB&T in Winston-Salem. Lisa is a senior internal auditor in BB&T's Audit Services department.

Lauri Persiani Cox '92 is a family nurse practitioner at Lyndhurst Gynecological Associates in Kernersville.

Julie Potts ’05 BSN is a staff nurse at the Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. Julie received certification in childbirth education in March 2008.

Sherry Lynn Salyer '92 is a 2009 recipient of the School of Health and Human Performance’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She has served as president of North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as well as serving as co-investigator on several funded grant projects at the UNC Chapel Hill.

Maria Sienkiewicz Lennon '92 is employed by Medela as a clinical education specialist. Maria travels all over the United States presenting lactation management programs to perinatal health care professionals.

Michele Riggs Terrell '92 is a staff nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C.

Carole Boston Weatherford '92 MFA read from her children's books and discussed the writing process at the Cool Jazz Family Day co-sponsored by the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the UNCG University Libraries. Carole has donated her papers to the UNCG Library.

Malinda D. Evans '93, '00 MSN is a case manager with Drug Safety Alliance in Durham.

Christy McKinney Hensley '93 was selected as the Rockingham County Schools 2009-10 Teacher of the Year. Christy has served the Rockingham County Schools for 10 years where she teaches keyboarding, business computer technology, business and marketing, and yearbook. She is eligible to compete in the Piedmont-Triad/Central Region North Carolina Teacher of the Year competition.

Jack Riggs '79, '93 MFA has written his second novel titled "The Fireman's Wife."

Laura Eve Tuttle '93 is a nurse educator for the Emergency Department and AirCare Critical Care Transport at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Wendy Newton Wright '93 is assistant director of the Surgical ICU Department at Moses Cone Health Systems in Greensboro.

Dianne Lynn Chidester '94 received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNCG's Department of Anthropology on Sept. 27, 2008.

Fleming Lomax '94 danced the role of the adult Emily Webb in the Goldsboro Ballet Company's production of "Our Town” at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro. Fleming is a charter member of the Goldsboro Ballet and is director of the Asheville City Ballet.

Sue Richardson Moore '94 is a certified diabetes educator with Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Penelope Long Overby '94 is a service excellence manager/risk management liaison with Thomasville Medical Center. Penelope was also awarded with the Novant Health Circle of Excellence.

Christopher Dale Phillips '94 has published a book "The Issues That Divide Christians." Christopher's book addresses 14 contemporary "hot-button" issues that often evoke strong feelings and cause disagreement among Christians.

Fredel Thompson Reighard '94 MSN is enjoying retirement with her husband Pat. Prior to her retirement, Fredel was dean of the Health Sciences Program at Maryland Community College. Before working at Maryland Community College, she was employed as the director of the nursing program at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute for 20 years.

Susan Tracy Roberts '94 is working part-time at Wesley Long Community Hospital and is enrolled in the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program at UNCG. Susan and her husband own two upscale restaurants, Undercurrent and Table 16, both located in Greensboro.

Blair Sechrest '94 is pursuing her love of jewelry making. Blair’s work can be found at ArtWalk in Boone.

Mark Stephenson '94 will exhibit his paintings in the Jackson Library Reading Room of UNCG through July.

Jody Thompson '94 completed her PhD in December 2008 at Virginia Tech in curriculum and instruction. She is the assistant director for college transition programs in the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence at Virginia Tech.

Tricia Webb '94 has joined the FirstHealth Montgomery Foundation Board of Trustees. Tricia is a resident of Troy.

Eileen J. Colon '95 MSN is an assistant professor of BSN and MSN Education at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs.

Leesa Knapp '95, '99 MED was named Middle Fork Elementary School's Teacher of the Year in February. Leesa has taught for 14 years and has been the Reading Specialist at Middle Fork for four years. Leesa lives in Reidesville with her husband Chris and daughters Grace and Avery.

Christi Renee Sorrells '95, '99 MSN is a nurse anethetist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. David Bergen '96 PhD has been promoted from associate professor to full professor at High Point University. David, now a full professor of human relations, has been with High Point University since 1990, and serves as the chair of the Department of Human Relations, Sociology and Nonprofit Stuides.

Mary Motley Hatchett '96 MSN is a staff RN with High Point Regional Health System.

Amy Conrad Clodfelter Horn '96 is employed in the Parish Nursing Program at Lexington Memorial Hopsital in Lexington. Amy divides her time between First United Methodist Church as parish nurse and Hospice of Davidson County as a staff nurse.

Marilyn Hicks Leford '96 is a health management nurse with Accordant Health Services in Greensboro.

Mary Marks '96 MSN is a family nurse practitioner and program coordinator of allied health programs at Mitchell Community College in Mooresville.

Leah Bost Vaughan '96 is a nurse practitioner in pediatrics at WakeMed Pediatric Hospital in Raleigh. Leah holds an MSN from East Carolina School of Nursing and is working towards a post-master's degree at Duke University School of Nursing for acute care pediatric nurse practitioner certification.

Layne Cox Weaver '96 is a relief nurse at Wesley Long Community Hospital’s emergency department in Greensboro.

Ashley Madden Wigglesworth '96 received the Triad Business Journal's 40 Leaders Under 40 Award. The ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro.

Cindy White Yount '96 MSN is director of the associate degree nursing program at Carteret Community College in Morehead City.

Jennifer Lynn Allen '97 is a Lt. Col. in the US Air Force Reserve, currently serving as the chief nurse at the 36th AeroMedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville. Jennifer is also a staff nurse working in the cardiac rehabilitation department at Almance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.

Dr. Kelly Hannum '97 MEd, '03 PhD received the Young Alumni Award which is presented by the UNCG Alumni Association. The Young Alumni Award is presented to alumni who are 40 years of age and younger and recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient's profession or community. Kelly is manager of research at the Center for Creative Leadership. Kelly has been a consultant to NASA, was a visiting faculty member at Catholic University in Lille, France, and has been an adjunct member of the UNCG faculty since 2004. From July 2008 to this February, Kelly was a senior leadership expert with the World Bank in Washington.

Dr. Joan Jones-Mathews '97 EdD received the highest recognition given to a member by the southeast region, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, during their regional conference in March. She received the 2009 Southeast Region Sorority/Fraternity of the Year Excellence Award for her public service and volunteerism.

Deb Stanford '97 MSN has been promoted to clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at UNCG.

Charlotte Williams '97 has been named president-elect of the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education, one of the six alliances of NCA for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Charlotte is also the "Living Healthy" columnist for Huami Magazine. Huami Magazine is a North Carolina Community Magazine that recognizes individuals for their achievements and accomplishments.

Lori Ann Blanchard '98 is a clinical nurse II at Dickson Heart Intensive Care Unit in Waxhaw. Lori is enrolled in the adult/gerontological nurse practitioner program at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Susanne Bickley Cresto '98, '03 MSN is a nurse anesthetist at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

Dacia Grant '98 is employed as a pathology assistant at LabCorp. Dacia's job involves assisting with dissections and autopsies and doing other essential duties. In addition to her full-time position, Dacia has taught aerobics for the past five years in order to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

Lori Johnson Hubbard '98 is an international board certified lactation consultant. Lori is employed with Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.

Congratulations to Ashley Dees Johnson '98 and her husband Jeremy, on the birth of their son, Wyatt Lee, March 11.

Melissa Reavill '98 is attending the University of South Alabama in the neonatal nurse practitioner MSN program.

Congratulations to Jessica Scavo '98 and Kevin Treiber '98 on the birth of their third child, William Michael, Oct. 9.

Laura M. Tallant '98 MA is a 2009 recipient of the School of Health and Human Performance’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Laura is an audiologist at The Ear Center of Greensboro. Laura has been involved in the clinical education of area audiologists. Her work with adult implant patients has contributed to the Adult Aural Rehab Therapy Group at UNCG.

Congratulation to Kevin Treiber '98 and Jessica Scavo '98 on the birth of their son, Will, October 9. Will joins big sister Jasmine and big brother Shane.

Elizabeth Van Horn '98 MSN is assistant professor in the adult health department of the UNCG School of Nursing.

Ava Lavonne Vinesett '98 MFA is a 2009 recipient of the School of Health and Human Performance’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Ava has taught internationally, including a six-month residency in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. She is a founding and lifetime member of the Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble. Ava's other notable awards include the Duke Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and awards from the Durham Arts Council.

Tracy Lynn Barber '99, '00 MA received a doctor of audiology degree by Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology in Pa. Tracy lives in Falls, Texas, and practices at Head and Neck Surgical Associates.

Chelsa Boswell Holland '99 is enrolled in the adult/gerontological nurse practitioner program at UNCG. Chelsa plans to complete her master's degree in December 2010.

Sarah Oxford Kulinski '99 MSN is an assistant professor of pediatrics and mental health at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory.

Janet Carter Ratcliff '99 completed her MSN at the University of Phoenix in 2002 and her post master’s in nursing informatics in 2009. Janet is a systems analyst at Alamance Reginal Medical Center.

Inessa Danett Speight '99 is employed as a nursing instructor at Johnston County Community College in Smithfield.

Sharon Starr '99 MSN, '08 PhD is dean of health education at Gaston College.


Jennifer Ruth Maxson '93, '06 MA to James Arthur Ford March 28. Jennifer is employed by the Center for Creative Leadership. They live in Greensboro

Amy Conrad Clodfelter '96 to James Horn. They live in Lexington.

Alumni deaths

  • Brett Maurice Chilton '98

Sympathy is extended to

  • Delia Rhodes, '90, '97 MPA in the death of her mother, Julia Mary Rhodes.
  • Donna Maness Ritter ‘94 in the death of her father, L.G. Maness.
  • Michael Dale Byrd ‘95 in the death of his mother, Crystal R. Byrd.
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Yvette Frusciante '00, '03 MS earned certification in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in March. Yvette has more than 15 years experience in public accounting with a variety of firms and has concentrated in forensic accounting and litigation support since joining Breslow Starling in 2003. Yvette is an active member of both the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Professional Women of Winston-Salem.

Ryan Futrell '00 MFA was promoted to associate professor of English in April and received tenure at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff '00 MS, '07 PhD earned the distinction of Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in April. Cindra is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Performance at Minnesota State University as well as a graduate coordinator within the department.

Jewell Mayberry '00 PhD, associate professor of English and chair of the Department of Languages and Literature at Pfeiffer University, has been selected to participate in the 2009 J. William Fullbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program. Jewell will spend five weeks this summer in China examining the country's history, culture, society and economic growth.

Melissa Merrill Menacho '00 is an acute care nurse practitioner and is employed as a critical care nurse practitioner in Neuro ICU at Duke University Hospital. Melissa earned an MSN from Duke University School of Nursing in 2006.

Rickey Moorefield '00 MPA was promoted from interim Sampson County manager to both county manager and county attorney in March. Rickey has also served as assistant county attorney for Cumberland County and county attorney for Macon County.

John Rash '00 had two photographs selected for exhibit at East Carolina University's sixth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery in January and February. John gave a lecture in digital photography and a presentation of his own work at Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. During his visit, John met with faculty and students to discuss the future exchange opportunities between his students at Randolph Community College and those studying photography in Nanjing. John has worked as an instructor of digital photography at Randolph Community College since 2004.

Heather Sauls '00 was hired as the Duplin Economic Development executive director in Duplin County. Previously, Heather worked as vice president of new business development and marketing in Tupelo, Miss., vice president of sales and marketing at Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development, and product marketing association at Productivity Point International in Raleigh.

James Worsley '00, '03 MS is the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the School of Health and Human Performance Department of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality. James is general manager of the East Park District of Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation. While there, he developed therapeutic recreation programs for the homeless and was the recipient of the 2007 N.C. Recreation and Park Association Young Professional of the Year Award and the 2006 Community Service Award from A Child's Place. James has also received awards from Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of America, and the N.C. Recreation and Park Association and the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials.

Jeremy Anderson '01 is employed by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and resides in Oak Ridge.

Libra Boyd '01 was awarded the national Book of the Year and Inspirational Spiritual Book of the Year honors by the YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America for her inspirational book "Hidden Manna: Fresh Bread Devotionals for Partakers of the Divine Nature." Libra resides in Roxboro.

Rebecca Carter '01 MSA is the new principal of Kernersville Elementary School. Becky was the director of assessment and accountability of Westerville City Schools in Ohio.

Yvonne O’Connell Johnson '01, '03 MSN was the recipient of the N.C. Nurse Educators of Tomorrow award for PhD students. Yvonne co-authored the Golden Leaf Grant Proposal (CPAN) for $450,000 for the Surry Community College nursing program.

Cleo Montpellier '01 received Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse certification in December. Cleo is the assistant director at Women's Hospital of Greensboro Operative Services.

Dawn Shamburger '01 MFA received tenure at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in May. Dawn is an assistant professor in fine and performing arts and has been with MCLA since 2004.

Joshua Thompson '01, '03 MEd is the varsity boys basketball coach at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville. In March, Joshua led the team to win the NCHSAA 1A Boys Basketball State Championship, finishing with a 31-2 record. Joshua was also named Conference Coach of the Year and Triad Spots Weekly Coach of the Year.

Youland Williams '01 MSN is the department director of Inpatient Oncology and Palliative Care at Wesley Long Community Hospital. Youland received the North Carolina Great 100 in 2005, the Nursing Leadership Award in 2007 and her Nursing Administration Advance Certification in May 2008.

Dr. Charles Dan Albergotti '02 MFA served as a featured writer at the Barton College Creative Writing Symposium's fourth annual Emerging Writers Series. Charles teaches creative writing and literature and edits the online journal, "Waccamaw," at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.

Tracy Denise Andrews '02 was selected the most outstanding nurse practitioner of Columbia University School of Nursing in May. Tracy published "Under pressure for a diagnosis: A case study review of pheochromocytoma genetics" in Clinical Scholars Review 2008. Tracy has completed the didactic portion of DNP and she is chief nurse practitioner of CTICU/SICU and assistant professor of clinical nursing at Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia University.

Betsy Coates '02 is the nursing director at Victory Junction in Randleman. Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences in safe and medically sound environments.

Nancy Cordano '02 is a Moses Cone congressional nurse at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Stephen Cushman '02 MFA read and discussed his book "Fracture City: Stories by Steve Cushman" in Gastonia in early May. Steve's debut novel, "Portisville," was the winner of the 2004 Novello Literacy Award, then went on to be named a finalist for both the Independent Publishers' Book Award in General Fiction and Foreword magazine's Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction.

Robert Hector '02 is a critical care transport nurse working on a commission in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, testing for CCRN, and enjoys transport nursing – the reason he joined the profession in the first place.

Laura Duffy '02 received a master’s of health administration from Pfeiffer University in 2008 and is the program innovation manager of healthcare at Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C.

Cindy Moser Johnson '02, '08 MSN is clinical director of the Outpatient Cancer Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Dorrie Tatum Lassiter '02 is a benefits specialist at UNC Chapel Hill. Dorrie lives in Hillsborough.

Lindsay Lee '02 is the clinical nurse liaison at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center. Lindsay lives in Winnabow.

Dana Downing Lilly '02, '07 MSN/MBA is employed with CVS/ Caremark Accordant Health Services and lives in High Point.

LaTonya Lipscomb '02 received a Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in May. LaTonya relocated to Durham to pursue a career in criminal law.

Mary Ann Nooe '02 MSN is an adult nurse practitioner with ACT Medical Group in Wilmington.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Tuazon Perez '02 and her husband, Philip Perez, on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Elizabeth Perez, Nov. 26. Elizabeth is the director of strategic planning and development at Duke University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology. Elizabeth and Philip started their own graphic and web design company, Allegro Creative Consulting. Elizabeth and Philip also serve on the UNCG Board of Visitors.

Zula Price '02 is clinical assistant professor in maternity and women's health with the School of Nursing at NC A&T State. Zula is also a staff nurse at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro.

Nidra Wilson Ricks '02 is a rehabilitation nurse with a concentration in traumatic brain injury at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Amanda Newton Snyder '02 is a nurse manager at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte. Amanda lives in Concord.

Andrew Waters '02 MBA is working for LandTrust of Central North Carolina in the Salisbury Station. Andrew, his wife Ann and their son Eli reside in Salisbury.

Dr. Lynn Ward Zimmerman '02 PhD, associate professor in education at Perdue University Calumet in Hammond, Ind., is one of approximately 1,000 recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Erin Bain '03 was promoted to the 4-H agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service's Warren County Center in February. Erin's affiliation with 4-H began when she participated in programs at the age of 8 and has continued through her professional career.

Jessica Brinkley '03 is an emergency/ critical care transport nurse with High Point Regional Hospital.

Stephanie Jones Burge '03 is a gastroenterology nurse at Digestive Health Specialists in Winston-Salem.

Candice Leigh Carter '03 is an associate for Phillips Architecture, PA in Raleigh. Last summer, Candice received her certificate from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification for interior design. Candice shares the position of vice president of communications for International Interior Design Association Carolinas Chapter.

Brandy Hedrick Conrad '03, '08 MSN is a staff nurse II BOWS with North Carolina Baptist Hospital/ Brenner Children's Hospital. Brandy lives in Lexington.

Christopher Cook '03 has served with the U.S. Air Force for the past five years. In April, Christopher was selected to attend Officer Training School, a 12-week training course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Only 36 percent are selected to attend this training, and Christopher was the only member from his base to be selected.

Anna Deboyace '03 passed the certification exam for diabetes educators by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators in March. Anna was required to have a minimum of two years of professional practice experience and a minimum of 1,000 hours of diabetes self-management education experience prior to taking the exam. Anna is an inpatient diabetes clinical educator for Morrison Management Specialists in the food and nutrition services department at Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Congratulations to Donna Cunningham Henley '03 MA on the birth of her daughter, Emily, Oct. 24. Donna and her family live in Greensboro.

Stephanie Maness '03 is a nurse with United Health Group and lives in Climax.

Diane McNeill '03 is employed as staff/charge nurse in the emergency department of Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

Catherine Williams '03 BSN is a nurse at Duke University Medical Center specializing in hematology/ oncology. Catherine recently completed her master's of science degree in nursing at Duke University and received certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Joni Vestal Allgood '04 joined the Town and Country Animal Hospital of Burlington as associate veterinarian in January. Joni received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from NC State. Joni, her husband John and their two dogs, Cassidy and Riley, reside in Mebane.

Ashley Goins Bethel '04 is employed as a registered nurse III at Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro.

Alaina Blackwelder '04 is employed as a registered nurse of labor and delivery with Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Amy Kay Hamlin '04 PhD was named to the board of directors of Head Start, a national program for families of young children designed to help eliminate the cycle of poverty. Amy is a professor and the coordinator of distance learning in the birth-kindergarten program at Winston-Salem State. Amy is also a private consultant for Special Quest, a national Head Start project designed to support the inclusion of infants and toddlers with significant disabilities in Early Head Start classrooms and with the National Head Start Family Literacy Center.

Deanna Pryor Lawson '04 was promoted to pediatric nurse supervisor at Northwest Pediatrics in October 2008. Deanna lives in Kernersville.

Vickie Lester '04, '06 MSN is a clinical instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Vickie resides in Ramseur.

Abbey Owen '04 has qualified for the N.C. Unlimited General Contractor license. Abbey is employed as a construction supervisor with Carolina Building in Brevard. Abbey began her construction career in 2007 as financial manager for Cardinal Building and remains active in that role.

Karen Robertson '04 is a nurse case manager with Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance Caswell and received her CHPN certification.

Shacobian Johnson Thomas '04 is a nurse with High Point Regional Health System and resides in Greensboro.

Bonnie Turner '04 completed her master's degree in nursing leadership and management. Bonnie is a nurse manager on Medical, surgical and telemetry floors at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno, Nev.

Joyce Winstead '04 MSN is employed as an education consultant with the N.C. Board of Nursing and resides in Nashville.

Erin Williamson '04 is employed as a staff registered nurse at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Erin earned the MSN, family nurse practitioner concentration, from UNCW School of Nursing in May and was inducted to Sigma Theta Tau in 2007.

Todd Williamson '04 earned National Board Certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Todd is a seventh grade science teacher at Broad Creek Middle School and resides in New Bern.

John Barlow '05 MSN is a nurse anesthetist with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Justin Bowe '05 has been named the new Power of One mentoring program coordinator for Communities in Schools of Pitt County. Justin resides in Greenville.

Clyde Bristow III '05, '07 MSN is the director of critical care services at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Briana Needham Britt '05 was promoted from bank officer to assistant vice president with First Bank's loan operations center. Briana and her husband, Justin, reside in West End.

Abigail Gilley '05, '08 MS joined Breslow Starling's professional accounting staff in May. Abigail interned with the Greensboro-based public accounting firm for three years prior to her appointment. Abigail is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs and is pursuing her CPA credential.

Dr. Michael Haldeman '05 MM, '08 DMA is the percussion studies professor at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. Michael also teaches private percussion lessons and percussion at Charleston County School of the Arts, and performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Nikki Hampton '05 is a certified wound and ostomy nurse at Forsyth Medical Center. Nikki provides education and treatment regimens for patients with stomas/ wounds of all nature.

Nancy Hertlein '05 is a nurse manager with the Moses Cone Urgent Care Center of the Moses Cone Health System.

Kristie Johnson '05 is a nurse in the pediatric emergency department at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Phyllis Martin '05 EdS was named regional superintendent for Guilford County Schools in April. Phyllis served the district as an instructional improvement officer and oversees nine schools, more than 5,000 students, 540 licensed staff members and an instructional budget of $40 million. Phyllis has served as a principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Cynthia Kupsick Norton '05 is employed as an adult nurse practitioner practice manager at Central Carolina Medical Associates, PA in Albemarle.

Barry Rountree '05 MPA was the guest speaker for the Presbyterian Men of Grace Presbyterian Church (USA) in May. Barry is a Winston-Salem assistant police chief. In addition to his job, he serves as a board member for the Advocacy for the Poor, acts as a corporate volunteer and tutors at Kimberly Park Elementary School.

Allyson Blackwell Tejeda '05 is a Neonatal ICU nurse at Women's Hospital of Greensboro.

Douglas Tuers '05 returned home to Connestee in January after serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq for 14 months. Doug was a Second Stryker of the Calvary Regiment.

Crystal Anderson ' 06 is a nurse with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department.

Lori Beal '06 is a public health nurse with the Lee County Health Department and resides in Sanford.

Anna Cauley '06 is a nurse at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.

Holly Neel Currin '06 is a nurse with UNC Hospitals and Women's Birth and Wellness Center in the labor and delivery department.

Nancy Pharr Haines '06 is a nurse with the Smith Heart and Vascular Center at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Blake Law '06, an Army National Guard specialist, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Sharon McLeod '06 and her sister, Mariam, are owners of Lewisville Family Chiropractic in Dallas, Tex.

Heather Miller '06 was chosen by Mannington Commercial as a finalist in their design competition for new designers and architects. Heather's products will be featured at NeoCon 2009 in Chicago in June.

Kristin Millsaps '06 received national certification as a school nurse and is lead nurse for the Watauga County health program.

Adam Murry '06 MLIS was selected to participate in the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders Program for 2009. In 2007, he was named interim dean of university libraries at Murray State University. Adam serves on the Council for Postsecondary Education’s Learning Depot Steering Committee, the Kentucky Higher Education Computing Conference Planning Committee and the State Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky, as well as several university committees.

Teresa Payne '06 is a nurse manager of outreach education and lactation departments of the Women and Children's Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Monroe.

Tracie Rowe ' 06 is a staff nurse as Moses Cone Health System in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Jennifer Dennis Sanders '06 is a nurse with Northeast Oncology Associates in Albemarle.

Penny Sauer '06, '08 MSN is a nurse educator with Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh.

Rebecca Spriggs '06 MA was named the 2008 N.C. Outstanding English Teacher. Rebecca is employed at Trinity High School in Trinity.

Kathleen Venant '06 is a clinical coordinator at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Fiona Vick '06 MS earned the distinction of Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Fiona met a high standard of education and training in sport sciences and in psychology as well as underwent an extensive review process to earn this designation. Fiona is the assistant director of mental training for Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head Island, S.C. where she works with students in groups and individual sessions to help them develop the mental skills needed to fulfill their goals.

Leslie Wright '06 owns and operates a full-service event planning company, Partiez by Leslie, in Greensboro.

Brittany Bass '07 is a clinical nurse II with Duke University Health Systems. Brittany is also a student in the Duke University School of Nursing MSN family nurse practitioner program.

Charles Bowen '07 was named editor-in-chief of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review for 2009-10 at the N.C. Central University School of Law in April.

Christopher Cunningham '07 MLIS has been accepted into the Library and Information Science PhD program at the University of South Carolina.

Randy Shaver '07 has accepted the position of superintendent of schools with the Tupelo Public Schools District in Tupelo, Miss. Randy served as superintendent of schools in Whiteville for the past two years.

Lori Del Vecchio '07 is a labor and delivery nurse at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Richard Diehl '07 is a hospice and palliative care nurse in the Palliative Care Unit at Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro. Richard has earned aromatherapy competence.

John Gale '07 MPA received a Manager of Environmental Safety and Health from the National Safety Council, NC State and the N.C. Department of Labor.

Tashina Hartley '07 MSN is an inpatient operating room nurse anesthetist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

D. Che' Navey '07 is a staff nurse II in the surgical intensive care unit at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Jane Ryan '07 is director of the emergency department at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Courtney Simmons '07 MSN is a nurse practitioner with Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates in Winston-Salem.

Lauren Coltrain Slack '07 is a Neonatal ICU nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Lauren resides in Owings Mill, Md.

Shelley Towery '07 is a nurse manager at Carolinas Medical Center and is a certified oncology nurse. Shelley resides in Dallas.

Karen Watson '07 is a nurse with Wake Med in Raleigh. Karen is a student in the East Carolina University School of Nursing MSN family nurse practitioner program.

Dr. Walter C. Bartlett '08 PhD is vice president of technical programs at Caldwell Community and Technical College and has 23 years of community college experience, previously serving as a division director at Mitchell Community College and as a program director and instructor at Durham Technical Community College.

Margaret Blankenship '08 was appointed a wellness coordinator for Abernathy Laurels Core Fitness Center in Newton in January.

Julie Brady '08 MSA, assistant principal at Charles W. McCrary Elementary School in Asheboro, became principal June 30.

Stacy Buff '08 is a nurse in the emergency department at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.

Russell Burns ‘08 is a clinical nurse at Duke Children's Hospital. In November 2008, Russell finished the Florida Ironman competition.

Dr. Gregg Gelb '08 DMA directed the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra at Fearrington Village in February. Gregg founded the Jazz Orchestra and Society in 1990. Gregg also performs with his own band, the Gregg Gelb Swing Band, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

Jennifer Girguis '08 is a nurse on the step-down intensive care unit at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Kyle Hines '08 has a goal of playing in the NBA, but for now he's having the time of his life honing his craft. Kyle played in the NBA Summer League in July and plans to play again in Italy this winter.

Susan Knowles '08 MSN is a clinical development coordinator in PACU and day surgery with Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Susan is board certified in nursing professional development.

Ronald Kuist '08, along with UNCG classmate, Eric Gutkowski, invented the IR Doodle, a marker-sized device that acts as a wireless mouse and pointer for use on everything from black board to interactive smart boards. The two developed the idea as business school students at UNCG. The duo showcased their invention at UNCG’s Office of Technology Transfer in hopes of getting their product into the marketplace.

Melissa Leonard '08 works as a labor and delivery, postpartum, well baby nursery, bereavement care/counselor for fetal/infant loss, new nurse preceptor and night shift charge nurse at Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro.

Chanz McCaskill '08 is employed by FirstHealth Regional Hospital in Rockingham and is pursuing a career in communications.

Jennifer Montgomery '08 is a nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Amie Kaufmann Pleasant '08 is employed in the newspaper section of the Library of Congress in Washington. Amie and her husband reside in Fredricksburg, Va.

Lindsay Pegram '08 is a nurse in the coronary care unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Monique Robinson '08 is employed with Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Monique is a clinical site instructor in psychiatry for Western Piedmont Community College and Mitchell Community College.

Toni Rockette '08 is the assistant athletic director at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville. Toni is pursuing a master’s degree in adapted physical education.

Amy Stackhouse '08 is a nurse on a medical/surgical unit at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

Stephanie Whetstone '08 MFA won first place in the 2009 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition with her entry, "Mathitudes," an essay about America's love/hate relationship with math. Stephanie's fiction was nominated for Best New American Voices 2009, and her poetry has appeared in “Bloodroot” and “Appalachian Heritage.” Stephanie lives in Durham.


Amber Leigh Crawford '01 to Jon William Welborn Oct. 25. Amber is employed at Forsyth Technical Community College as a nurse educator of pediatrics. They live in Advance.

Stephanie Joanna Berger '02 to Westly Ward Mosedale June 15. Stephanie is a spa director and vice president of operations for Essentials Day Spa. They live in Merritt Island, Fla.

Amber Short Watson '02, '06 MS to Jeffrey Allen Molesa '03, '05 MA Sept. 27. Amber is a staff accountant at Ernst & Young LLP. Jeffrey is a statistical analyst at AIG United Guaranty. They live in Kernersville.

Aimee Lynn Cote '03, '07 MEd to Michael John Durkos July 19, 2008. Aimee is a science teacher for Forsyth County Schools. They live in Clemmons.

Phyllis Charlene Edgerton '03 to Christopher Day Church Jr. Oct. 26, 2008. The couple owns Church Financial Solutions, and they live in Winston-Salem.

Michele Guzzello '03 to Alan Cummings April 20, 2008. They live in Greensboro.

Kelly Margaret Simpson '03 to Stephen Roy Franklin II June 14, 2008. Kelly is employed as an accountant with Industrial Distribution Group. They live in Fort Mill, S.C.

Ryan Neal Gunter '04 to Brittany Elizabeth Houser Oct. 25, 2008. Ryan is employed by Image Marketing Group. They live in Cherryville.

Heather Leigh Davis '04 MS to Sean Richard Litzinger April 4. Heather is the director of the Transfer Resource Center at Central Piedmont Community College. They live in Fort Mill, S.C.

John Harrod '05 to Candice Garner Oct. 4, 2008.

Candid M. Sherrod '05 to Tyrone A. Tillman Feb. 14. Candid is employed with BB&T. They live in Greer, S.C.

Kathleen Anne Allen '06 to Caleb Ishmon Falls April 18. Kathleen is a teacher at Northern Middle School. They live in Greensboro.

Kristi Diane Byrd '06 to Donald Ricky Irby Jr. March 7. Kristi is studying for a master of arts degree in speech language pathology at UNCG. They live in Elon.

Stephanie Leigh Carriker '06, '08 MS to Craig Michael Peters March 7. Stephanie is a faculty member at UNCG. They live in High Point.

Zachariah Sterling Ore '06 to Melissa Joy Jackson ' 08 Nov. 8. Zachariah is an assistant manager at Bridgestone/Firestone. Melissa is employed as an executive at Target. They live in Winston-Salem.

Julie Lynn Rochester '06 to Kenneth Gregory Wooten III Feb. 22. Julie is working towards her juris doctor degree from The Charleston School of Law. They live in Charleston, S.C.

Stephanie C. Thompson '06 to Hunter R. Boswell Dec. 27, 2008. Stephanie is attending Elon University working towards a doctor of physical therapy degree. They live in Whitsett.

Elizabeth Ann Warren '06 to Joseph Andrew Hamlin Jr. March 21. Elizabeth is employed by Germain Dermatology. They live in Isle of Palms, S.C.

Courtney Grace Wilkes '07 to Nicholas Ryan Jarvis March 28. Courtney is an event specialist and catering manager for Childress Vineyards. They live in Lexington.

Alan Richard Williams '07 MEd to Abbie Caroline Ivey Jan. 3. Alan is pursuing his licensure in school administration from UNCG and is employed by Guilford County Schools. They live in Greensboro.

Kelsie Blair Horner '08 to John Henry Lochbaum Jan. 16. Kelsie is employed with Alltel Communications. They live in Burlington.

Melissa Ann Sanderson '08 MSN to Ryan Edward Weaver Oct. 25. Melissa is employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Rex Hospital. They live in Cary.

Alumni deaths

  • Abraham Van Dyke "Robbie" Robinson IV ’03- May 25, 2009
  • Susan Elizabeth Cole '04
  • Christopher R. Testino ’04 MS
  • John Barron Wheeler '04

Sympathy is extended to

Elsie Hogan III ’05 in the death of his father, Kent L. Hogan on March 15.

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