Alumnotes

Terry S. Harrison '79 was the official artist for the 2012 Azalea Festival.
Todd Batchelor '89 is a partner with Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms. With more than 17 years of experience, he assists and advises clients in all phases of accounting and financial reporting.
Jason Wheeler
Jason Wheeler ’99, ’03M
Jason Wheeler '99, '03M was appointed to the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in January 2012. He is a founding partner of Pathfinder Wealth Consulting in Wilmington.
Ricardo Valea '09 received the Volunteer of the Month award for developing the Computing Now iPhone app. This award recognizes volunteers making substantial innovations in content creation and delivery.
Bradley G. Cottle '10 and Kristin L. Robinson '10 were married Sept. 17, 2011. Bradley is a staff accountant at Williams, Scarborough, Smith and Gray, LLP. Kristin is the human resources generalist for Hatteras Yachts. They reside in New Bern.
Ashley E. Blackwell '10 joined the Peace Corps and is stationed in Guyana as a community health education volunteer, working with local and international partners to implement various health initiatives focusing on family health, immunizations and HIV/AIDS.
Claudette Cohen, '00M wrote the short story, “The Mayor of Biscoe,” which won first place in fiction at the Southern Writers Symposium. It was also a finalist for the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Linda Flowers Award and has been made into a screenplay. Claudette’s poem “Telling the Loved Ones” earned honorable mention at the symposium. She won first place in short fiction and poetry in the anthology, Taking Flight: Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry. Her poem, “Venus,” will appear in the anthology, Testing the Waters, and her short story, “To Step into the Flood” appeared in Cream City Review.
Chris Helms '91 was named superintendent of Carolina Beach State Park by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
Eddie Price '81, principle of South Johnston High School since 2010, is a doctoral candidate at NC State University.
Ray B. Buchanan '72, co-founder and international president of Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency that has provided more than $70 million in direct aid and 53 million meals to people in 72 countries, received an honorary degree from NC State University in December 2011.