Published: Jun 10, 2008 08:24 PM
Modified: Jun 10, 2008 08:24 PM
Awards and achievements of area residents
- David Ammons, Albert Coates professor of public administration and government at UNC, has been appointed to the National Performance Management Advisory Commission. This commission is charged with creating a principles-based framework for public sector performance measurement and management.
- Paige Barnett of Chapel Hill received the Mainstay Award from the N.C. Coastal Pines Girl Scout Council on May 15. The award is given to a volunteer who has shown significant achievement toward council goals and objectives in Orange County for at least five years. Barnett has been a troop leader for 20 years.
- Jamie Elizabeth Harper of Carrboro was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at East Carolina University. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must have a 3.5 grade-point average or better on all course work taken. She is the daughter of Rita and Earle Harper of Carrboro.
- Joseph Schwartz, a 2008 UNC graduate from Chapel Hill, has been named to the UWIRE 100, which honors the top 100 collegiate journalists. The award is based on demonstrated excellence in a field of collegiate journalism. Schwartz was a senior writer for The Daily Tar Heel this year and served as editor-in-chief in the 2006-07 academic year. UWIRE is operated by CBS College Sports Network, a CBS company.
- Sarah E. Chamberlin has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. She is the daughter of Robert and Jeanne Chamberlin of Hillsborough. To qualify for the list, a student must receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
- Alexander Barrella of Chapel Hill has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Savannah College of Arts and Design. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
- Alexander M. Goldstein, son of Burton and Kathleen Goldstein of Chapel Hill, received a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., during commencement ceremonies May 18. He also was named to the dean's list for the spring semester. To qualify for the list, a student must receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
- Katie Bennett, daughter of Eddie and Libby Bennett of Chapel Hill, has been selected to serve as a page for the Governor's Office during the week of June 23-27. Bennett will be assigned to a cabinet-level agency or Council of State office within the state government complex to assist employees with various tasks. She is a rising senior at Chapel Hill High School, a member of the varsity volleyball team and the manager-trainer of the baseball team.
- Lisa A. Carey, associate professor of medicine and director of the UNC Breast Cancer Center, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. The Society of Scholars inducts former postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral degree recipients, house staff and junior or visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins who have gained marked distinction in their fields of physical, biological, medical, social, or engineering sciences or in the humanities.
- Octavia Dail-Gilbert has received the 2008 Nurse of the Year Award from the N.C. Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging. Dail-Gilbert is care coordinator at Carol Woods Retirement Community. The award recognizes excellence in service to the elderly and outstanding leadership involvement, innovation and generosity shown by employees in the aging services field.
- Diane Tyndall, daughter of Kathy and Don Tyndall of Chapel Hill, graduated with high honors from St. Mary's School in Raleigh. She received the Prefect of the Year Award and was named outstanding 12th-grade history student of the year. She was a member of the national Honor Society.
- Andrew Conover Burns Jr. has received a bachelor's degree in economics cum laude from Duke University. He is the son of Andrew and Julia Burns of Chapel Hill. He will begin work this month as an analyst with Global Endowment in Charlotte.
- Tommy Noonan of Chapel Hill has been named a finalist for the 2008 Rolex Emerging Artists Award. He is a performer and choreographer with pvc in Freiburg, Germany. He is a 2001 graduate of the Carolina Friends School in Durham.
- Army Pvt. Joshua W. Wilson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, Wilson received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. He is the son of Juliana Wilson of Chapel Hill and a 2004 graduate of New Century Charter High School in Chapel Hill.
- Gina Balamucki, daughter of Richard Balamucki of Chapel Hill, has received the Provost's Scholarship from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. The scholarship is presented to a high school senior with a grade-point average of 3.6 and scores of at least 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT. The value of the scholarship this year is $25,780.
- Navy Lt. Benjamin E. Nelson, son of Susanne M. Nelson and Stanley R. Nelson of Chapel Hill, recently graduated from the Patient Administration Course while assigned to Naval School of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. During the four-week course, Nelson received instruction on policy, eligibility and administrative procedures relative to patient management. He also was instructed on coordinating inpatient and outpatient admissions, patient tracking and custody and processing of medical records. Nelson is a 1995 graduate of Chapel Hill High School and joined the Navy in June 1999. He is a 1999 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Colleen Martyn of Chapel Hill has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Savannah College of Arts and Design. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
- Kimberly Purcell, daughter of Micky and David Purcell of Chapel Hill, graduated with high honors from St. Mary's School in Raleigh. She received the Highsmith Medal, which is given to the graduate who best exemplifies the Christian idea of helpfulness to others, and was a member of the National Honor Society
- Laura Azzu of Chapel Hill recently presented results of her research project at the national Conference for Undergraduate Research at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Md. The chemistry project is titled "The Effect of Time and pH Upon Tooth Enamel." She is a student at Peace College in Raleigh.
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