Class Notes Winter 2012
December 31, 2012
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Gus Stefandis (P2 student), Amber Ollie (P3) and Bobbie Jo Walston (P4) take time for a photo at the 2012 College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Homecoming tent in October.
Russ Named Business School’s Outstanding Alum
David P. Russ III (’69) was presented the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Outstanding Alumnus Award during the school’s annual convocation.
The award simply added another accolade to his long history of supporting his alma mater. Over the years, he has served as president of Campbell’s National Alumni Association, as a member of John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center and Barker-Lane Stadium capital campaign cabinets and as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors, in addition to several other roles.
He has created three endowed scholarships and was instrumental in the creation of the D.P. Russ Jr. and Walter S. Jones Sr. Alumni Awards for Research Excellence and Teacher Excellence. His two sons are also Campbell graduates.
His career as an entrepreneur made all he has done for Campbell possible. Russ is president of Russ Medical Supplies and was formerly president of Russ Vending and Coffee Company for 22 years. He is also active in several community organizations in Wilmington, where he and his wife Linda live.
Russ credited his success to his experience at Campbell in receiving his award.
“When I began my various business adventures and endeavors, I’d frequently return to Campbell to seek advice from mentors like Dr. [Norman A.] Wiggins, former dean [Thomas] Folwell and others … too many to mention,” Russ said. “And over the years, I’ve continued to seek knowledge and experience. The real learning experience comes after you leave school.”
Paul Clark, senior vice president and senior trust team manager for Wells Fargo, received the school’s Young Alumnus Award. Clark oversees the delivery and overall execution of the Trust Services in the greater Charlotte market.
Campbell alumnus John Woodard and his daughter Emily at the Campbell-Old Dominion football game in Virginia last September.
Barry Jones ('85) , associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew in the Divinity School, and a team of seven Campbell alumni and friends rode distances ranging from 150 to 200 miles recently to raise over $5,000 for treating and curing multiple sclerosis. Joining Jones were John Turner ('86) , Tim Turner ('84) , Jeff Easley ('84) , Russell Galvan ('09) , Richard Newton ('85) , Tim McKoy and Tom McClay ('86).
Gene Rogers and Joe Lawrence tour the campus during the Class of 1962's 50-year reunion gathering during Homecoming Week.
Five Added To List Of ‘Distinguished Alumni’
Campbell University added the title “distinguished” to five alumni during Homecoming 2012 festivities on Oct. 19.
The five, whose graduation dates range from 1936 to 2002, were joined by friends, family, Campbell alumni and University administration and honored during a dinner in the Alumni Room of Marshbanks Dining Hall. Each year, Campbell recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers and in their service to their alma mater.
Added to the list of Distinguished Alumni were:
Mary Catherine Cheek Hall (’36) : Hall attended then Campbell Junior College during the Great Depression, saving money as a “twister” in a clothing company in order to afford school. While a student at Campbell, she was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, was president of the Baptist Student Union, sang in the Glee Club and was recognized as the Most Outstanding Female Student in 1936. Hall continued her educational pursuits at the East Carolina Teacher’s College. She then returned home to Saxapahaw, where she began her teaching career at Saxapahaw Elementary School. She and her late husband created the J.C. Hall and Mary Catherine Cheek Hall Endowed Scholarship Trust at Campbell and most recently Hall provided funding for the simulation lab for the new School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Cecelia “Seeky” Wilkins Gregory (’70) : Gregory is a 1970 graduate of Campbell Senior College, where she received her bachelor of science degree in intermediate education. In 1982, she received her master’s degree in intermediate education with a concentration in math; and in 1986, she returned to Campbell and received her certification in educational administration. Today, she is the human resources director for the Harnett County School System. In 1985, she was named the county’s Math Teacher of the Year. She has been honored twice as Harnett County Educational Office Personnel Administrator of the Year.
Mikeal C. Parsons (’80) : Parsons is a renowned professor of Biblical studies and New Testament and Macon Chairman of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. A 1980 graduate of Campbell, Parsons received his Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and was one of the first Campbell students to participate in an exchange program with the South Wales Baptist College in Cardiff, Wales and spent a year studying there. He joined the Baylor University Department of Religion faculty in 1986 as a professor of New Testament. Parsons is a world-renowned top research scholar in the area of Luke and Acts. He and his wife, Dr. Heidi J. Hornik, have collaborated on several books bringing together the worlds of theology and Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting.
William “Bill” Pully (’79 Law) : Pully started his career practicing law in his native Rocky Mount. He soon turned his attention to politics, working for U.S. Rep. Tim Valentine and gubernatorial candidate Lauch Faircloth. In 1984, Pully was offered a position as a lobbyist with the North Carolina Hospital Association and today remains with the organization. In 1999, he became the group’s president, and he and his team have worked diligently to transform health care delivery in North Carolina.
Wesley “Trey” Waters III (’02 Pharmacy) : In just 10 years since graduation, Waters has become owner or partner of six pharmacies in North and South Carolina. A 2002 graduate of the Campbell’s then School of Pharmacy, Waters has also completed a fellowship in anti-aging regenerative and functional medicine and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in functional and regenerative medicine. His advanced studies have equipped him to deal not only with pharmaceuticals, but he is helping his patients understand the value of using nutraceuticals and homeopathics as well.
Friends We will Miss
Mrs. Ozella B. Adams (’37), May 6
Mr. William A. Stallings (’47), May 17
Mr. W.P. Gurley (’37), May 25
Mrs. Mildred T. Morgan (’42), May 26
Mr. Cecil B. Riley (’66), June 3
Mrs. Mary M. Ennis (’38), June 10
Mr. Herman P. Powell Jr. (’87), June 12
Mrs. Alice G. Johnson (’44), June 13
Dr. Tobie P. Stone Jr. (’65), June 23
Mr. William L. Packer (’39), June 23
Mrs. Madge S. Ayscue (’52), June 24
Mrs. Lila Y. Powell (’43), July 1
Mrs. Amorette J. Creech (’59), July 1
Mr. Thomas R. Florence (’88), July 7
Mrs. Leslie P. James (’31), July 9
Rev. H. A. Dechent (’40), July 11
Mrs. Wilma P. Griffin (’35), July 12
Mr. William E. Gregory (’68), July 13
Dr. Hoover Adams (’93), July 15
Mr. Harmon D. Hodge (’73), July 15
Mr. Robert J. Trent (’89), July 20
Rev. Donald L. Tatum (’71), July 20
Mr. William D. Lee Jr. (’55), July 25
Mrs. Cleo V. Hood (’63), July 26
Mrs. Lola T. Bailey (’55), July 28
Ms. Sandra Kelly-Ware (’00), July 28
Mr. Julius F. Gregson (’52), July 29
Mrs. Judith S. Dickens (’66), July 30
Mr. James A. Betts Jr. (’03), Aug. 2
Dr. James D. Burrell (’96), Aug. 3
Mr. Walter W. Vatcher (’79), Aug. 4
Mr. Norman E. Smith (’37), Aug. 5
Mr. W R. Waters (’63), Aug. 9
Mrs. Janet S. Bass (’68), Aug. 14
Mr. Gordon R. Baker (’73), Aug. 15
Miss May Marshbanks (’34), Aug. 21
Mr. Roy C. Parker (’46), Aug. 21
Mr. Archie W. Wood Jr. (’57), Aug. 28
Mrs. Hortense B. Eldridge (’67), Sept. 4
Rev. Gene T. Tuten (’64), Sept. 5
Rev. Archibald C. Prevatte (’40), Sept. 5
Mr. William K. Bond (’63), Sept. 11
Dr. James C. Cammack (’70), Sept. 14
Mrs. Annette M. Penland (’58), Sept. 16
Mrs. Dina P. Fann (’92), Sept. 16
Mrs. Estelle W. Burnette (’76), Sept. 16
Mr. Charles Eugene Goodwin (’74), Sept. 18
Mr. Selwyn B. O'Quinn (’43), Sept. 20
Rev. Charles W. Coats (’59), Oct. 5
Mr. Howard L. Hardee (’49), Oct. 6
Ms. Magdalene Ennis (’63), Oct. 20
Mr. Wesley W. Young V (’69), Oct. 24
Mrs. Helen Rowe Scrase (’60), Oct. 26
Mrs. Wanda S. Turner (’49), Nov. 8
Mr. Joshua Curl (student), Nov. 21
Dr. L. Stanford Beard (Biology Professor), Nov. 22
’69 The late Barry Howard (’69 BS) was one of three people to be selected to the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2013, which will be inducted at the annual Hall of Fame dinner, Jan. 26, 2013, in Greensboro. He passed away on Dec. 5, 2008.
Class of ’84
’84 Mark Gaskins (’84 BA) was hired as pastor of the Smithwood Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tenn. Mark was pastor of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church from 2005 to 2012.
Class of ’85
’85 Dr. Anthony Harrington (’85/’88 BS/MEd) was named the Harnett County Distinguished Alumni Award winner at the Central Carolina Community College 50th anniversary gala celebration on June 28 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. He received a diploma from CCCC in radio/television broadcasting in 1977 and an AA in 1983.
Donald Marcari (’85 JD) was honored with North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2012 Leaders in the Law award during a reception on Sept. 19. The award recognizes legal professionals who go above and beyond in their career and community. He founded his personal injury law firm Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban in 2000.
Class of ’86
’86 Caron Stewart (’86 JD) became the 11th Judicial District court judge in 2012. Caron will hear criminal cases in Johnston County and civil cases in Harnett and Lee counties.
Class of ’87
’87 The North Carolina High School Athletic Association presented the Special Person award to Teresa Coleman (’87 BS) , physical education teacher at Bladenboro Middle School. Coleman has done a tremendous job working with the NCHSAA Student Services program. She has been teaching in Bladen County for over 20 years, including stints at Bladenboro, Plain View, Bladen Lakes and West Bladen high schools.
Asheville attorney David Gantt (’87 Law) was elected to the position of chairman of the Buncombe County Commission. Gantt has served on the commission since 1996. He has developed a reputation as an advocate for education, environmental protection and economic development. Gantt is also a 1978 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Class of ’90
’90 Joseph Moose (’90 PH) was honored on Oct. 15 with the national title of “2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist” at the third annual Next-Generation Pharmacist awards event presented by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times in San Diego. Joseph Moose and his brother, Whit Jr., are the fourth generation of Moose family pharmacists, who are still going strong after 130 years.
Class of ’91
’91 Tina Thornhill (’91 PH) was appointed to a second term on commission on certification in Geriatric Pharmacy’s Examination Development Committee
Class of ’93
’93 Andy Bowman (’93 PH) was elected to serve a three-year term on the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists’ board of directors.
Class of ’94
’94 Kathey Fulton ('94 PH) is serving on NCAP’s Acute Care Forum planning committee and the North Carolina Anti-Infective Workshop steering committee
Class of ’99
’99 Angela Cassano (’99 PH) was inducted as a 2012 fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists at the ASHP Summer Meeting in Baltimore.
Class of ’00
’00 Melissa Culbreth (’96 MDiv/‘00 BA) was promoted to major and will be the brigade chaplain of the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade in the North Carolina Army National Guard.
Leigh Foushee (’00 PH) was elected to serve a three-year term on the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists’ board of directors. Foushee also joined the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Department of Pharmacy Practice faculty as clinical associate professor in July. Her principal teaching responsibility is providing advanced pharmacy practice experiences in ambulatory care for P-4 pharmacy students. She'll continue her work as a clinical pharmacist at Benson Area Medical Center, where she has served patients since 2009.
Kerry Meadows Germanoski (’00 BBA) , her husband Chris and big brother Ryan welcomed Andrew Wade Germanoski to their family on Sept. 17. Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
Class of ’01
’01 Joey Williford (’01 PH) and family celebrated 60 years of service at their family-owned Newton Grove Drug on Oct. 19.
Class of ’02
’02 Ronda Cole (’02 BS) married Stacy Gentry on Sept. 23, at Ridgefield’s Country Club in Kingsport, Tenn.
Keith Little (’02 MDiv) and Johanna welcomed baby Joshua on July 13.
Ray Nance Howell IV (’02 BA) joined the nonprofit organization Carolina Cancer Services in Davidson County, which assists individuals affected by cancer. Howell serves as the director of patient services.
Leslie Wagstaff McKay (’02 PH) and husband Andy, along with big brother Logan, welcomed twins on July 11. Zadie Jane weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and William James weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces.
Amy Farmer Fears (’02 PH) and husband Kenny announced the birth of a daughter Miranda Nicole Fears, born July 15. She was also welcomed by big brother Ken.
Class of ’03
’03 Jamie Lynn Callicutt (’03 BS) and Lewis Travis Cox were united in marriage on June 23, at Sandy Branch Baptist Church in Bear Creek. The couple resides in Bonlee.
Laura Johnson (’03 MDiv) is the pastor of Broad Street Christian Church in New Bern.
Jason Cain (’03 PH) opened The Bailey House Bed & Breakfast in Elm City.
Class of ’04
’04 Bradley (’04 BA/’08 MDiv) and Sarah Boberg (’04 BA/’08 MDiv) welcomed to their family Scarlet Carolyne Boberg, born on Sept. 18.
Richard Wood (’05 MDiv) and Beth Cockman-Wood (’04 MDiv) welcomed daughter Megan Jane Wood to their family on Sept. 24.
Class of ’05
’05 Melanie Dunn Cooke (’05 BS) and her husband Stephen welcomed a daughter, Allyson McKinley, born Aug. 21.
Lauren Deck Crotts (’05 BA) and her husband John welcomed their first child, John David Crotts, on March 21.
Barbara Dail (’05 M.Div/’11 DMin) earned the senior training level certificate from the International Conference of Police Chaplains. This recognition is granted when a chaplain has completed the required hours of professional studies and tenure of service, and provided evidence of significant contribution to law enforcement chaplaincy. Dail is a part-time staff chaplain at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. She will continue her chaplain work with the Greenville Police Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Class of ’06
’06 Phil Hopkins Jr. NASM CPT (’06 PH) competed in June at the Battle at the River Bodybuilding Competition and took second place in his novice class. He also competed at the Flex Lewis Classic Bodybuilding Competition, where he placed second in his junior class and fourth in his masters class.
Greg Robertson (’07 MDiv) is the senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Reidsville.
Darryl Tyler Nabors (’06 JD) and Sarah Kathleen Allen were married on June 16, at Sherrill's Inn in Fairview. Sarah, a graduate of N.C. State, is an account director at Pace Communications in Greensboro. Darryl is an attorney at Crumley Roberts in Greensboro. They live in Greensboro.
Matt (’06 PH) and Jennifer Robinson (’06 PH) announced the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Rose Robinson, born Feb. 6, 2011. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was welcomed by big brother Rivers.
James Zboyovski (’06 PH/MBA) began his new role with Harris Teeter as pharmacy operations manager.
Phil Hopkins, Jr., NASM CPT (’06 PH) left chain pharmacy and founded FireHorse Wellness, which provides complete wellness care, including fitness, nutrition and medication/disease state management. Services include business wellness program design, wellness coaching and seminars, personal training and MTM services.
Class of ’07
’07 Teresa Bradley (’07 BS) is the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year at Coats Elementary. Bradley is a first-grade teacher and has been teaching at Coats for six years. She also worked as a teacher assistant at LaFayette Elementary School for six years before becoming a teacher.
Chris Dawson (’07 MDiv) is pastor of First Baptist Church in Monroe.
Erika Woessner Mathews (’07 PH) and husband Jacob announced the birth of their son Caleb Daniel Mathews, born July 27. He was welcomed by big sister Emma Grace.
Class of ’08
’08 Paul Whitaker Howard Jr. (’08 BBA) and Hadley White Godwin were united in a Christian marriage on Oct. 20 at First Christian Church in Greenville. Hadley is a graduate of N.C. State and an ag biotechnology market development planner for BASF. Paul is a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. They live in Raleigh.
Kirk Brozy (’07 MSA) and Natalie Brozy (’07 MSA) are working as principals in Person County. Kirk is the principal of Woodland Elementary School, a 2011-12 School of Distinction. Natalie is the new principal of Roxboro Community Middle School, a 2011-2012 Honor School of Excellence.
Ashley Branham (’08 PH) received the 2012 National Community Pharmacists Association Outstanding Adherence Educator Award. The honor recognizes a pharmacy educator who has made significant contributions to the education of pharmacy students in the area of medication adherence
Ryan Swanson (’08 PH) and Kristina Swanson are proud to announce the adoption of Oksana Havily Swanson. Oksana was born on May 23, 2011, and arrived home from Russia on Oct. 11, 2012.
Wheeler Burns Crawford (’08 PH) married Stephen M. Crawford of Gainesville, Fla., on March 10. The wedding ceremony was at First Baptist Church in Kinston.
Class of ’09
’09 Trent Sessoms (’05 BA/’09 MDiv) is pastor of Knightdale Baptist Church.
Nathan Rogers (’09 MDiv) was endorsed by the CBF in his position as bereavement coordinator for Providence Hospice in Anchorage, Alaska.
Joel Baucom (’09 MDiv) was promoted to manager of family services at Carolina Donor Services.
Nate Westmoreland (’09 BS) of Wilmington and Beth Latta of Raleigh were united in holy matrimony on July 29, at Cobblestone Hall in Raleigh. Beth is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington. They live in Leland.
Doug and Heather Bowers (’09 PH) welcomed Atley Douglas on April 11. Big brothers Aiden and Asher are proud of their new little brother.
Class of ’10
Andy Hale (’10 BA/’10 MDiv) and Jennifer were commissioned as church planters by CBF at the CBF General Assembly in Fort Worth, Texas.
’10 Joshua Breazeale (’10 MDiv) Jessica, son Jacob and grandmother Alta Whitt (’04 MDiv) welcomed Josiah Andrew Breazeale to their family on July 9.
Heather Craven Sykes ('10 PH) and husband Brandon, along with big brother Weston, welcomed Owen William on July 4, 2011.
Rick Smith, Jr. ('10 PH/MSCR/MBA) is now a captain and pharmacy flight commander for the U.S. Air Force.
Class of ’11
’11 Jonathan Altman (’11 MDiv) graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Theology in Missiology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.
Leah Anderson Reed (’11 MDiv) began work in August as the part-time minister of youth at First Baptist Church in Ahoskie. She will also continue to work as the Women’s Program Counselor for the Eastern N.C. Poverty Network in Roanoke Rapids.
Elizabeth Warren Kuhn (’11 JD) and Christopher Robert Hicks were married on Sept. 1, at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill. Elizabeth is an associate with the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr. in Raleigh. Christopher received his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and his law degree from St. Louis University. He is an associate with Jesse W. Jones Law in Lillington. They reside in Raleigh.
Kaitlyn Marie Waters (’11 PH) and Steven Rufty Miller were married on Aug. 25, at Yankee Hall Plantation in the Pactolus community of Greenville. Pastor Carnie Hedgepeth officiated the double ring ceremony. Kaitlyn is a pharmacist for CVS in Kernersville. Steven will graduate from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2013, and is employed by CVS in Winston-Salem. They reside in Kernersville.
Meredith Buck (’11 PH) and Brad Rawls were united in marriage on July 21,at St. Peter's Episcopal church in Washington, N.C.
Class of ’12
’12 Amanda K. Hannon (’12 JD) is an associate with the law firm of Murchison, Taylor & Gibson. She concentrates in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration and business law.
Greg Barnes (’12 MDiv) was named youth minister at Milbournie Freewill Baptist Church in Wilson. Greg will start the ministry at the beginning of the year.
Rob Lalley (’11 PH/’12 MSCR) is completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Campbell's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Novella Clinical in Durham.
Rich Debenedetto (’12 PH/’12 MSCR) passed the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) pharmacist certification examination to become a certified HIV pharmacist.
Brianne Rothrock Hauser (’12 BA) and Byron Michael Hauser (’12 BS), both of Winston-Salem, were joined in marriage on Oct. 20. They reside in Mebane. Brianne is a EDI project manager at LabCorp, and Byron is a clinical trials assistant at Duke University Medical Center.