Published: Sep 13, 2006 12:59 AM
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- Eric Godsey, Daniel Kaplan and Taylor Wilt, students from McDougle Middle School, placed third in the Inventions and Innovations event at the national Technology Student Association competition in Dallas, Texas, in June.
- James F. Howard Jr., a distinguished professor in the UNC School of Medicine's department of neurology, has received the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America's Public Awareness Award. Howard was honored in May "for his continuous support of public awareness efforts," including design of the foundation's Web site, work on the foundation's medical/scientific advisory board and his participation in an episode of the television show "Mystery Diagnosis," which aired nationally on the Discovery Health Channel in October and November 2005.
- The segment focused on the difficulties of a young woman with symptoms of weakness and fatigue and her struggle to establish a diagnosis. The segment was filmed on location at UNC Hospitals and the patient's home.
- Howard is immediate past chair of the foundation's medical/scientific advisory board and currently serves on several other foundation committees.
- David Schmoeller, a resident of Chapel Hill and a 2006 graduate of East Chapel Hill High School, has begun her freshman year at American University in Washington, D.C.
- Richard Cole, the John Kerr Jr. Distinguished professor at Carolina's school of journalism and mass communication, was honored Aug. 30 for his contributions to the department of mass communication at Monterrey Technological University in Mexico City.
- Cole, who has worked as a consultant for the Mexican university's undergraduate program in journalism and communication, was awarded the Medal for Excellence in International Communication at a ceremony with in Mexico City with more than 400 students, faculty, staff and alumni of Monterrey Tech.
- The dean of UNC's journalism school from 1979 to 2005, Cole is credited with helping the journalism program at Monterrey Tech become recognized as a leading program in that country.
- Graham Paulsgrove, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, recently completed his second deployment as a combat correspondent to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He had been assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance battalion and stationed near Ar Rutbah, a small town in Western Iraq. He accompanied the 3rd LAR on patrols, took pictures and wrote articles for USMC publications. His assignments took him to the east as far as to the outskirts of Fullujah in the towns of Habbaniyah and Al Karmah. On his previous tour he was stationed in Ramadi and was on hand for the Fallujah offense and the first free election. He is a 2002 Chapel Hill High School graduate and the son of Mary and Jim Paulsgrove of Chapel Hill.
- Douglas George Smith of Chapel Hill received a bachelor's degree in accounting, cum laude, from Western Carolina University during ceremonies May 6.
- Katherine Williams, a resident of Chapel Hill and a 2006 graduate of East Chapel Hill High School, has begun her freshman year at American University in Washington, D.C.
- Kaleb I. Keyserling, son of Thomas Keyserling and Alice Ammerman of Chapel Hill, has been named to the merit list at Kenyon College for the second semester of the 2005-06 academic year. He is a sophomore. To make the list, a student must receive a grade-point average of at least 3.45 on a 4-point grading scale.
- Kelly T. Pincus of Chapel Hill received a master's degree in entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University during ceremonies May 6.
- Lindsay Washam of Chapel Hill has been accepted into the Reading Program at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va. Washam will spend her junior year studying abroad at the University of Reading in Reading, England. The program allows students to earn 27 to 33 credits while living in abroad and attending an English University.
- Ava Page, a resident of Chapel Hill and a 2006 graduate of Carolina Friends School, has begun her freshman year at American University in Washington, D.C.
- Jayna W. Wall of Hillsborough received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, magna cum laude, from Western Carolina University May 6.
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