Published: Apr 30, 2008 01:47 PM
Modified: Apr 30, 2008 01:47 PM
Earlier this month cadets from the Chapel Hill Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) won first place in the Mid-East Region Cadet Color Guard Competition. The cadets won the state competition in Asheville in March to earn a spot in the regional competition. The competition includes drill, academic and physical fitness events. Cadets are, left to right, Johnny Rubow, Garrett Dahms, Daniel Kong and Brendan Reilly. The regional victory means the cadets will represent the Mid-East Region at the National CAP Cadet Competition to be held in Dayton, Ohio, in June.
- D.G. Martin of Chapel Hill will deliver the commencement address May 10 at Wingate University. Martin is the host of "North Carolina Bookwatch," which airs weekly on UNC-TV, and writes a weekly column that appears in state newspapers, including The Chapel Hill News.
- Stephen Anderson, a pianist and assistant professor of jazz studies and composition at UNC, has a new compact disc, "Forget Not" (Summit Records), out in April. The release features Anderson as composer and pianist in a trio that also includes Jeff Eckels on bass and Joel Fountain on drums.
- Anderson has taught in the music department in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences since 2005. His compositions have been performed by ensembles and artists including the West Point Military Academy Band, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Lynn Seaton Trio and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. He also has had a film score broadcast on PBS.
- Andrew Louis Disser of Carrboro has received the George Livas Award from UNC. The award is presented to the most outstanding senior in the School of Nursing.
- Steve Averett, the director of land records/GIS with Orange County, has graduated from the 2007-08 County Administration Course of the School of Government at UNC. The course is 150 hours long and covers local government law, organization and management, finance budgeting, employment and administration and planning and regulation of development.
- Bobbi Owen, a professor of dramatic art and senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC, has been inducted as a fellow of the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology. The institute, based in Syracuse, N.Y., is the national association of design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.
- Owen, who has been on the UNC faculty since 1974, also is vice president for communications for the institute and chair of its publications committee. She has been involved with the organization since 1985.
- Andrew Bonds was named to the honors list for the second trimester at Saint James School in St. James, Md. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bonds of Chapel Hill.
- Val Tenyotkin of Chapel Hill has received the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Award from UNC. The award is presented to the member of the Student Congress whose service through the Student Congress is judged most outstanding on criteria of statesmanship, commitment and constructive involvement in issues affecting the quality of the university community.
- Cameron Hughes performed in the Earlham College Spring Choral Concert on April 20 in Richmond, Ind. He is as member of the Earlham Concert Choir and the son of Philip Hughes and Donna VanEngen of Chapel Hill.
- Ripley Inglis Whiteside of Chapel Hill has received the Alexander Julian Prize from UNC. The award is presented to an undergraduate who exhibits an outstanding sense of design that the faculty interprets as a mature integration of formal issues and content.
- Daniel Carpenter of Chapel Hill was named to the dean's list for the winter term at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. To qualify for the list as student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 or more.
- Carolina for Kibera, a nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, has received the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation 2008 Reflections of Hope Award. The award comes with a $25,000 honorarium. The organization's mission is to fight abject poverty and help prevent violence in the slum of Kibera outside of Nairobi, Kenya.
- Gregory Herman-Giddens of Chapel Hill has been listed as one of Business Leader magazine's 2008 Impact Financial Leaders of the Triangle. He is a certified estate planning specialist and a certified financial planner.
- Margaret Katherine Hayslip of Carrboro has received the Jacques Hardre Undergraduate Award for Excellence in French. The award is presented to an undergraduate whose work in French language and literature has been judged most outstanding by a faculty committee.
- Jacquelyn Davis of Chapel Hill was named to the dean's list for the winter term at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. To qualify for the list as student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 or more.
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