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Class Notes Summer 2012

September 11, 2012
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Law grad balanced books and a budding country singing career

The last week of April was an eventful one, to say the least, for third-year law student Jamie Tate.

Monday through Friday consisted of studying for her finals — tests that would determine whether or not she would graduate the following month. The week ended with Tate taking the stage in front of thousands as the opening act for Gretchen Wilson at the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

We’re happy to report she nailed it … both the tests and the concert.

The now graduate of Campbell Law School is also an aspiring country music artist who’s already grown a following thanks in part to her patriotic tune “I’ll Give My All,” a tribute to the military released in May. In the song’s video, Tate performed with the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus in Fort Bragg.

“This is a great opportunity for me at a very special time in my life,” said Tate. “I am excited to have this opportunity to begin focusing on my career as a country music artist.”

Tate began performing around the time she enrolled at Campbell Law in 2009. She has spent the bulk of her free time as a law student in Nashville writing and recording as time permits.

“I’ll Give My All” has been downloaded more than 100,000 times; and in addition to opening for Wilson, Tate has performed before stars like Colt Ford, Josh Thompson and Alabama’s Jeff Cook.

Since May, she has packed up and moved to Nashville to continue her singing career. She’ll return to North Carolina in October to perform at the State Fair in Raleigh, according to her tour schedule.


Friends We will Miss

Charles L. Tate Jr. (’59) Nov. 5, 2011
Charles W. Baker (’52) Nov. 12, 2011
Milton W. Griffin (’33) Nov. 16, 2011
Dr. Ellen W. Granade (’03) Nov. 20, 2011
Dr. Russell T. Cherry Jr. (’89) Dec.2, 2011
John M. Harry Jr. (’65) Dec. 4, 2011
Wesley D. Whitley (’96) Dec. 6, 2011
Boney E. Wilson Jr. (’45) Dec. 9, 2011
Katharine M. McNeill (’50) Dec. 23, 2011
Msgt. T.H. McLeod Jr. (’56) Dec. 25, 2011
Rachel M. Hamrick (’56, ’58) Dec. 30, 2011
Jane M. Downing (’85) Jan. 14, 2012
Priscilla B. Glaskin (’72) Jan. 15, 2012
Reddin S. Beaman (’66) Jan. 21, 2012
Dr. Sara Parker (’78) Jan. 22, 2012
Dr. Mary D. Semans (’71) Jan. 25, 2012
Mildred B. Adams (’54) Feb. 4, 2012
Lacy S. Castleberry (’66) Feb. 8, 2012
Edward G. Ormsby (’67) Feb. 11, 2012
Rev. Norman S. Aycock (’51) Feb. 17, 2012
Hershell G. Barbour (’48) Feb. 19, 2012
Dwight C. Gregory Jr. (’56) Feb. 19, 2012
Karen D. Kilburn (’06) March 4, 2012
Clarence R. Walton (’57) March 14, 2012
Dr. Charles F. Gilbert (’53) March 17, 2012
Joye A. Campbell (’79) March 22, 2012
Vernon R. Sullivan (’63) March 31, 2012
Gerald E. Matthews Sr. (’02) April 1, 2012
Sen. Robert G. Shaw Jr. (’48) April 7, 2012
Frank G. Perry (’49) April 7, 2012
James W. Matthews (’64) April 8, 2012
Joseph T. Plummer (’60) April 13, 2012
William W. Stanfield Jr. (’65) April 14, 2012
Eleanor F. Owen (’90) April 24, 2012
William J. Cox (’81) May 4, 2012
Dexter M. Miller (’76) May 5, 2012
Dr. Roger L. McDaniel Jr. (’75) May 11, 2012
John H. Manthey (’73) May 16, 2012
Jenna C. Winn (’04) May 30, 2012
Bobby M. Parker (’64) June 6, 2012
Dr. Sherri P. Merritt (’87) June 13, 2012

Class of ’66

Dr. Ann Denlinger (’66 BS/’82 Med/’99 LHD) was named the new vice president of academic affairs for William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh.

Class of ’76

Brooks Matthews (’76 BS/’80 M Ed) retired as principal of Triton High School. Brooks had been at Triton for 27 years since it opened in 1985. During his time there, he served as principal for 11 years, assistant principal for nine years and taught biology and advanced biology.

Class of ’79

Kay Bissette
Bissette '79

Kay Bissette (’79 BA) received the Trinity Baptist Church Baptist Heritage Award, which is given to recognize Baptist statesmen. The money given each year with the award goes to the Trinity Baptist Church Baptist Heritage Scholarship at Campbell University Divinity School. Kay is a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Class of ’81

Demps Pettway (’81 BS) won the Excellent Award in Innovation for his research and development in the area of bioenergy. Pettway is the senior research engineering analytical chemist for the Southern Research Institute in North Carolina.

Gary Clemmons
Clemmons '81

Gary Clemmons (’81 JD) of Chesnutt, Clemmons & Peacock P.A., was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America 2012" in the field of personal injury litigation. Clemmons has served as law clerk to U.S. Federal Judge John D. Larkins Jr., as an assistant U.S. attorney in Raleigh and has been in the private practice of law in New Bern since 1985.

Class of ’86

New Hanover County named Tim Burgess (’86 BBA/’90 MBA) to the position of assistant county manager. Burgess previously served as assistant county manager in Alamance County.

Thomas C. McClay, Jr. (’86 BA) was promoted from small business loan officer to assistant vice president at New Century Bank. Thomas has been employed with New Century since 2007.

Class of ’91

Tina Thornhill (’91 PH) published “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis” in the eighth edition of the Comprehensive Pharmacy Review.

Penny Shelton (’91 PH) presented “Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: A National Legislative and Regulatory Update” at the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Chronic Care Convention.

Class of ’92

Rev. Terry-Michael Newell (’92 BA) recently completed a clinical pastoral education residency at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh. Newell is employed as a pastoral counselor in private practice in Raleigh, offering counseling for individuals, couples and families.

Class of ’93

LeAnne Kennedy (’93 PH) received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ Alumni Association during the institution’s 25th Anniversary Gala on April 28.

Class of ’94

Paige Thomas Houston (’94 PH) and family celebrated 60 years of business of their family-owned Thomas Drug Store on May 22.

Class of ’95

Manuel Salazar (’95 MBA) became an assistant professor at William Jessup University in California.

Class of ’96

Earl “Chip” Mangum III (’96 BS) is the new principal for Triton High School. He was previously the assistant principal and athletics director at Triton.

Class of ’99

Sharon Haney (’99 PH) and husband John Haney, along with big sister Addison, welcomed Kendall Dawn on Oct. 24,2011. Kendall weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

Class of ’00

Ann Butts (’00 BAS) was promoted from management analyst to management and program analyst at Womack Army Medical Center’s Business Systems Branch in Fort Bragg. Butts has worked for the federal government since 1979.

Blair E. Propst (’00 BA) was hired as the Carteret County Public School System’s new assistant superintendent for personnel, policy and student services.

Shelley L. Amen (’00 BS) is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She will be in the Neuroscience Research Training Program, which is a specialized training program dedicated to nurturing future clinical and basic neuropsychiatric researchers. Amen plans to continue studying the neurobiology and treatment of diseases of addiction. She and her 2-year-old daughter Sophia moved to New Haven in June.

Class of ’02

Jennifer Smith (’02 PH) published “Drug-induced Skin Disorders” and “GERD- Related Sleep Dysfunction” in U.S. Pharmacists along with Valerie Clinard, PharmD; and “Accuracy and Precision of the Prodigy AutoCode Blood Glucose Monitor” in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice along with Charles Herring, PharmD.

Spataro-Wilson '02

Jen Spataro-Wilson (’02 BA) and her husband Buddy Wilson welcomed a daughter, Hope Victoria Wilson, born on Jan. 30, 2012.

Class of ’03

John Inscore Essick (’03 MDiv), his wife Amber and son Olin welcomed baby Leif to their family on May 19.

Charity Roberson (’03 MDiv) was installed as the pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Smithfield on April 1.

Troy Bernardo (’03 PH) and Hilcia Lambert Bernardo (’03 PH) are delighted to announce the birth of Xevian Anthony Bernardo on Oct. 10, 2011. Xevian entered the world weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Amy Henson (’03 MDiv), her husband Andy and big brother Caleb welcomed Ethan Jordan Henson to their family on Jan. 23, 2012.

Will Cantrell and Rebecca King Cantrell (’03 PH) announced the arrival of their daughter, Susanna Elizabeth, on Nov. 29, 2011. Susanna joins her big brother, Sam, who turned 3 in November. The Cantrell’s reside in Lebanon, Va. Rebecca is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, Va.

Class of ’04

Daniel Hughes
Hughes '04

Daniel B. Hughes (’04 BBA/MBA) was promoted by Wells Fargo to vice president and earned Concord Elite Chairman’s Club recognition for 2011. Hughes joined Wachovia in 2004 and serves as a trust and fiduciary specialist with The Wells Fargo Private Bank in Wilmington.

Billie Hurley Gordon (’04 BA/’07 MDiv) and Tommy Gordon were married on May 5.

Brittany and Adam
Petty '04

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sauls of Garner announced the engagement of their daughter Brittany Sauls (’11 BS) of Garner to Adam Petty (’04 BBA) of Bonlee, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Petty of Bonlee. The nuptials are set for Sept. 23, in Garner.



Class of ’05

Trent Sesames (’05 BA/’09 MDiv) is the new pastor of Knightdale Baptist Church.

Jeff Scholar (’05 BA/’09 MDiv) is the new pastor of Cedar Falls Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Jeffrey Davidson (’05 BS) has been promoted to superintendent of Raven Rock State Park in Harnett County. Davidson has worked with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in Oklahoma, as a researcher for N.C. State University, and as a seasonal employee at Raven Rock before becoming full-time ranger at Lumber River State Park in 2008.

Class of ’06

John Bowen Walker (’06 JD) has become a member of the Ragsdale Liggett law firm in the litigation department. He previously practiced at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh.

James Zboyovski (’06 PH) and Stephanie Wooten Zboyovski (’06 PH), along with big brother Will, are delighted to announce the birth of Eva Ann Zboyovski. Eva Ann was born on Nov. 22.

April Jones (’06 BA/’10 MDiv), Brian and Cameron welcomed Samuel Christopher into their lives on April 12. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Class of ’07

Brelsford '07

Logan Brelsford (’08 MBA) and Lyndsay Furr Brelsford (’07 BA) announced the birth of their daughter, Laken Champlain, May 21. Laken has a brother 11 months older, Channing Reed.

Matt Suggs (’07 MDiv) and Christina Whitehouse-Suggs (’07 MDiv) welcomed Dylan James Suggs to the world on April 1. Dylan weighed 6 pounds, 15.8 ounces and was 19.5 in long. Everybody is happy, healthy and excited.

Dustin Wilson (’07 PH) was recognized as Professor of Year by the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences PharmD Class of 2013.

Bryan Lee (’07 BA/’11 MACE) and Annie Purser Lee (’10 BS) welcomed their first child, Samuel Lauchlin, on Feb. 11.

Travis Hellstrom (’07 BS) completed three years with the Peace Corps and published a book, "The Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook," in 2010. Hellstrom will be teaching an online course called Peace Corps 101, which will have 500-plus students from all around the world and also feature 50-plus professors who are currently all over the United States and in places like Zambia, Ukraine, Mongolia and the Eastern Caribbean.

Class of ’08

Brenda Flowers (’08 MDiv) is now the interim minister of music at Lake Forest Baptist Church in Wilmington.

Chad Whitley (’08 MDiv) his wife Carol and big sister Autumn welcomed Gabriel Milton to their family on Feb. 16.

Jonathan Altman (’08 BBA/’11 MDiv) graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Theology in Missiology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass.

Jessica Lee (’11 BA) and James Yost (’08 BBA/’10 MBA) were united in marriage on May 26 in the Robert B. and Anna Gardner Butler Chapel in Buies Creek.

Webster Glenn Harrison (’08 JD) and Elizabeth Manly Jernigan were united in marriage on May 12 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh. Webster is employed as an associate attorney with McAngus Goudelock and Courie LLP and Elizabeth is working to complete her dual master’s degree at Duke University. They reside in Raleigh.

Class of ’09

Nathan Rogers (’09 MDiv) started working as the bereavement coordinator for Providence Hospice in Anchorage, Alaska, in January. In this position, he is working as a chaplain to support and offer counseling to friends and family who have lost loved ones.

Doug and Heather Bowers (’09 PH) welcomed Atley Douglas on April 11. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Big brothers Aiden and Asher are proud of their new little brother.

Marlo Brooke Ricks (’09 JD) and Garrett Greg Williams were united in marriage on April 21, at Yankee Hall Plantation in Greenville.

Class of ’10

Edisson Etienne (’10 MDiv) is a clinical chaplain with the North Carolina Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Rocky Mount.

Katherine Serzan Copeland (’10 PH) and husband Mark welcomed a daughter, Ava Caroline, to their family. Ava was born on March 8, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long. The proud parents are delighted to welcome their new addition.

Andy Foley (’10 MDiv) is the interim pastor at Lemon Springs Baptist Church in Sanford.

Class of ’11

Hardy Andrews (’11 BBA) is currently working as an investment advisor for Sterne Agee Group, Inc. Andrews began his career at Sterne Agee’s headquarters in Birmingham.

Paul Burgess (’11 MDiv) is the new associate pastor (students and outreach) at First Baptist Church in Clayton.

Amanda Rouse (’11 MBA/MS/PH) and Emory Rouse announce the birth of Elijah Emory Rouse, born April 18.

Paul Cannon (’11 MDiv) was called as the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Hysham, Mt., on Feb. 5.

Kathryn B. Harris (’11 MDiv) was ordained at Evergreen Baptist Church in Rose Hill on Jan. 15.

Leah Catherine Daniel (’11 MBA) and William Patrick Stout were united in marriage on April 14 at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh. Leah is employed as a deputy finance director with the N.C. Republican Senate Caucus. William is employed as a civil engineer with CDM Smith.

Kayla Faircloth (’11 BS) and Matthew Fahey were united in marriage on June 6 in the Robert B. and Anna Gardner Butler Chapel in Buies Creek.

Rebecca Faye Kinsey (’11 BA) has been accepted to N.C. State’s communication graduate program for fall 2012. She received a full scholarship and teaching assistantship.

Class of ’12

Both Marshall P. Conrad (’12 BA) and Grayson David Oakley (’12 BBA) will be attending the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

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